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Family bands together against Crohn’s Lindsay Chung Record Staff

Ashtyn and Brandon Lively spend so much time at BC Children’s Hospital in Vancouver that their family recently moved from Courtenay to Nanaimo to make their trips to the hospital easier. Ashtyn, 12, and Brandon, 15, both suffer from severe Crohn’s disease, a chronic disease that inflames the lining of the gastrointestinal tract and disrupts the body’s ability to digest food, absorb nutrition and eliminate waste in a healthy manner — resulting in abdominal pain, cramping, gas, bloating, fatigue, diarrhea, loss of appetite and other symptoms. The Livelys have to go for intravenous medication in Vancouver every six to eight weeks or four to six weeks depending on how their systems can handle it. Just this summer, they’ve made five trips to Vancouver for Brandon and two trips for Ashtyn. “As a mom with two kids, I can spend hours a day just in followup information, e-mails, phone calls,” said their mother, Cheryl. “I keep track of their bloodwork. They have special meals. “I don’t work. I can’t work. This is my job. I can’t really get away. It seems the minute I get away, they get fevered. I try to surround the house with lots of kids and keep it as normal as possible.” Ashtyn recently raised almost $5,000 for the Medical Day Unit at Children’s Hospital where she and Brandon get their intravenous medication, and for the Crohn’s and Colitis Foundation of Canada (CCFC). This was done in part with North Island Distance Education School (NIDES), which held a silent auction and raised money for Ashtyn’s charity. Ashtyn raised almost $2,000 on her own by going door to door. “Just going door to door was amazing,” said Cheryl. “There was an outpouring of support in this area. It seemed every door we went to, there were hugs, and they knew someone with Crohn’s. It was also a lot of educating people.”

ASHTYN AND BRANDON LIVELY both suffer from severe Crohn’s disease, but they don’t let that get them down. PHOTO BY LINDSAY CHUNG

The NIDES fundraiser included tion to sicknesses and a chance to a talent show and silent auction, learn at her own pace when she and they received a lot of support feels well. from local businesses for the aucAshtyn was diagnosed with tion. They also raised money with Crohn’s disease in 2008 when she manicures and baking. was eight years old. “FundShe loved raising was to play Just going door to door a m a z i n g ,” basketball said Cheryl. was amazing. There was an out- and loved “NIDES is pouring of support in this area. school and such a carbeing active, ing group of It seemed every door we went to, e x p l a i n e d people. The there were hugs, and they knew Cheryl. kids are just someone with Crohn’s. S h e lovely kids; became very Cheryl Lively sick with they’re all so welcomfevers every ing, and they really made it a day, weight loss, pain when eating good fundraiser.” or drinking and severe fatigue, “It felt good,” said Ashtyn. diarrhea and other symptoms “It just makes a difference and and was forced to leave public makes me feel happy and makes school and do homeschooling for the people who are receiving the a few years. money feel happy.” “She missed a lot of Grade Ashtyn has been a NIDES stu- 3 and most of Grade 4,” said dent since she was 10 years old, Cheryl. “I tried to teach at home, as this type of schooling allows but I couldn’t manage ... she was her rest periods, less introduc- basically lying on the couch for

weeks at a time. She went from a healthy young girl to basically bed-ridden.” In December 2010, Ashtyn had surgery to remove nine centimetres of intestine because the Crohn’s had caused an intestinal blockage. Brandon was diagnosed with severe Crohn’s disease in 2010. He was on the basketball team at Mark R. Isfeld Secondary School, but he doesn’t have much energy now. “Isfeld was very good,” said Cheryl. “He wasn’t able to do gym last term, so they have a room where he could rest and work on school work at his own pace because he just didn’t have the energy to come home and work on it after school.” Brandon had to take a lot of pills at first, but his Crohn’s is now considered severe, so, like Ashtyn, he is on intravenous medication. Crohn’s disease has had a big impact on what Ashtyn can and can’t eat, and she often has to go on a liquid diet. “I could eat basically anything, but now I have to be careful,” she said. “It’s really hard because I sometimes have to live with pain.” Any cold or flu that Ashtyn or Brandon are exposed to can result in another flare up, which could land them back in the hospital or in bed for weeks. “The hardest thing for her and her brother is that they cannot do the things that most children take for granted, but they never let it get them down,” said Cheryl. The Livelys remain very positive despite the challenges they face. “We try to be as upbeat as possible as a family and take it one day at a time,” said Cheryl. “This is what’s been dealt to us as a family, and you have to accept it. “We’re a very strong family unit, and they know they have us to lean on for support, and they’re never alone. It’s not all doom and gloom, this disease. There are many people who suffer from Crohn’s who lead totally normal writer@comoxvalleyrecord.com lives.”

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Bates and Bronco not running Scott Stanfield Record Staff

After 15 years on Cumberland council, Mayor Fred Bates announced Thursday he will not run for office in the November municipal election. Bates has been mayor for nine years in the village of 3,000plus people, prior to which he served two terms on council. He also spent two years as regional district chair. Born in Cumberland in 1944, Bates left his hometown in 1969 to pursue a career in emergency medical services before returning in the early-’90s. He worked as a first aid attendant at logging camps, then became an ambulance attendant in Vancouver before going into

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Cumberland well in our future,” said Bates, whose political experiences have been largely positive. “There’s challenges, but for the most part I still believe that Cumberland and particularly Comox Valley has a great, bright future, but I think they absolutely have to focus on working together. I’m not of a parochial mind that we all go off in our own directions. Some may call that faithful to your community, having it stand alone, I call that a bad option.” He feels “co-operation is absolutely essential” in terms of provision of services. Coun. Bronco Moncrief, who served several terms as mayor before Bates, had kind words for his council

colleague. “He’s topnotch in my book,” said Moncrief, who was tempted to fill his place but has decided to step away from the political arena after 39 years. “I think he’s a fantastic leader.” Moncrief describes Bates as a “diplomatic person” whose interest in Cumberland mirrored his own. He notes the frustrations associated with issues such as the regional hospital proposed at North Island College. “When they (other Cumberland council members) kicked him off the regional (district) board, I think it was the biggest blow to Cumberland that I’ve ever seen,” Moncrief said.

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COMOX VALLEY RECORD • Friday, September 23, 2011

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Petitioners want referendum on Lewis Centre Lindsay Chung Record Staff

As the deadline approaches, momentum is building for Brett Hall’s efforts to force a referendum in Courtenay for borrowing millions of dollars to renovate and expand the Lewis Centre. Hall, who owns Comox Valley Fitness, believes passionately that people should have a say in whether the City of Courtenay borrows up to $4.2 million to renovate and expand the Lewis Centre. He has started a petition asking the city to hold a referendum on borrowing for the project in conjunction with the municipal election Nov. 19. Hall has until Monday at 4 p.m. to collect 1,802 signatures — which is 10 per cent of Courtenay’s electorate. “I started (the petition) because I don’t want to see my business fail; that’s the No. 1 reason,” said Hall. “It’s not an easy industry any way you look at it. We’re coming up on our sixth year, and the Comox Rec Centre was a big hit to us. Fitness has to be about convenience, and if it’s convenient for people, they will do it more often.”

When the Comox Community Centre expanded, the old equipment went to the Cumberland Recreational Institute, so Comox Valley Fitness lost clients from Comox and from Cumberland, noted Hall. While he started the petition because he was concerned about the impact the expansion will have on his own business, as he delved into it, he says he realized people don’t know what the City is doing. “Basically, it flew right under the radar,” he said. Courtenay council voted in August to use the alternative approval process to find out if citizens support borrowing up to $4.2 million for upgrading and expanding the Lewis Centre. The entire project is expected to cost about $5.4 million. “The process is flawed, and we need to get people involved,” he said. “I think the majority will always make a better decision than a select few, especially with special interests involved.” One of Hall’s concerns with the proposed project is adding a parking lot where there is currently green space close to the ball diamond and the existing parking lot.

The City hasn’t made any building a family-oriented, decisions about parking yet, multi-purpose facility. We’re according to Wiwchar. really expanding a facility “We do have lots of options that’s been there more than for parking, but they are all 50 years. It’s getting run conceptual at this time,” he down, it’s crowded, and it’s said. not modern.” Hall says he’s been receivWiwchar also pointed ing e-mails from people who out that the Lewis Centre are also conserves seniors, cerned about teenagers, peoWe’re really the Lewis Cenple with special tre proposal expanding a facil- needs, families and who say ity that’s been and the genthey’re also eral public. sending them there more than “One of the to the City. big things is 50 years. It’s get“I’m not ting run down, it’s many people in against the the community Lewis Centre,” crowded, and it’s cannot afford he emphasized. not modern. or use private “I promote and facilities,” he Randy Wiwchar believe in fitsaid. ness ... but Wiwchar to build (Lewis Centre) in says the city hopes this this floodplain will cost so work would extend the life much....” of the Lewis Centre another Lewis Park has flooded, 40 to 50 years. but the Lewis Centre has For the final push, Hall not flooded, and anything hopes to find 10 to 15 canbuilt there would be built to vassers who will go out with a higher-than-average stan- him this Saturday afternoon dard, according to Wiwchar. to canvass areas of CourteWiwchar emphasizes nay. Anyone interested in that the proposed renova- helping can contact Hall at tion and expansion includes 250-703-0352. much more than a fitness Hall will also have the centre, such as meeting petition at the West Coast rooms, storage space and Women’s Show this Satmulti-purpose rooms. urday and Sunday at the “We’re not building a fit- Comox Community Centre. writer@comoxvalleyrecord.com ness centre,” he said. “We’re

COMOX VALLEY FITNESS owner Brett Hall has started a petition to ask the City of Courtenay to hold a referendum on borrowing more than $4 million to expand and renovate the Lewis Centre. PHOTO BY LINDSAY CHUNG

“If this parking lot goes in here, this is where they hold KidsFest, Canada Day ... it’s an amazing green space,” he said. Hall says when he asked about the parking, Courtenay community services director Randy Wiwchar

told him it’s just conceptual, but he has heard that it is on plans. “I’m tired of politicians not disclosing everything,” he said. “Put your cards on the table, let people know what you’re going to do, and let them decide.”

Tour de Rock fundraising not slowing in Comox Valley Riders arrive in our area on Wednesday on way to Victoria Record Staff Comox Valley RCMP Auxiliary Const. James Matsuda visited Serious Coffee in Courtenay Wednesday morning to raise money for the Cops for Cancer Tour de Rock. He and Const. Steve Trevor of the RCMP are the local members of the team cycling in the 1,000-kilometre ride to raise money for Camp Goodtimes. The annual Tour de Rock begins Saturday in Port Alice and continues until

Oct. 7. It stops in the Valley Wednesday. Crown Isle’s Wheels Up for Tour de Rock cocktail reception happens from 6 to 9 p.m. This year’s Comox Valley gala allows you to mix and mingle while enjoying hors d’oeuvres, beverage tasting, raffle draws and more. You can meet this year’s Tour de Rock riders and help the cause. Tickets cost $35 and are available at Crown Isle. On Thursday morning, the traditional community breakfast rally happens at Thrifty Foods in Courtenay from 7 to 9 a.m. You’re welcome to enjoy breakfast, participate in or cheer on the headshaves, and see the Tour de Rock

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A group of Denman Island residents stopped by Driftwood Mall on Wednesday with truckloads of debris en route to the dump. The garbage included floats, racks, baskets, trays, netting, Styrofoam blocks, wire and pouches. One trailer was loaded full of metal caging from an abandoned tenure. The residents were affiliated with the Denman Island Marine Stewardship Committee, which conducted its seventh annual beach cleanup on the weekend. Each year, volunteers collect two to four tons of debris, which the group says is mostly generated by the shellfish aquaculture industry. Besides being an eyesore, the garbage creates safety hazards for beach users, they say. “It’s very, very unacceptable as far as we’re concerned, and it’s not changing, it’s not reducing,” said Shelley McKeachie of the DIMSC executive. “We’re trying to shine a light on this today. “We’ve just met with DFO (Fisheries and Oceans Canada), who recently took over the regulation of this industry. They’re making plans for how to deal with this and other issues around the shellfish industry.” Each year, the committee invites the industry, through the Comox-based BC Shellfish Growers Association, to claim the

Wright said the BCSGA tries to educate farmers. Through research and development, it also tries to come up with new ways to secure equipment. “But we’re fighting against lots of adverse weather conditions, especially in the spring

and the fall, that dislodges a lot of the equipment,” he said. “The bottom line is, most of the people in that area are small family farms. For them to lose a tray, that costs them money. They’re already struggling as it is.” reporter@comoxvalleyrecord.com

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Comox resident Jack Bode is stomping mad at the dirt around his home. Bode approached council Wednesday asking for a letter of support or other help for him to recover residential cleaning costs from the Francophone school board, which is in the process of constructing École Au Coeur De Le L’ile School across from his house on Linshart Road. Since construction, Bode said his family and neighbours have been bombarded by a constant barrage of fine dust and grit during working hours, which infiltrates through small openings. He added the dust is ingrained in carpets, settled on shelves and on his cars and boats in his driveway. “I’m not here to get money out of the Town. I’m really ticked off at the Francophone school board,” he noted. “It’s been a bloody nightmare. The dust over there is equivalent to talcum powder; it’s in everything.” Bode said he has tried contacting the school division, but has not had a formal response from them. An engineer had offered to power wash his home, but Bold said he told him he wants the inside cleaned, not the exterior stucco. “I want carpet cleaning, I want my furnace ducts cleaned,” he noted. Bode showed council a photo he snapped of a street cleaner with a large rotating front brush, which he said created a huge mess with moving dust and dirt everywhere. “We wouldn’t support or approve that type of

sweeper,” noted Richard Kanigan, the town’s chief administrative officer. “I believe what (the construction crew) were instructed to do is that if they were to use that type of sweeper to actually wet down the streets and move it off the road, which in limited circumstances is going to work. There are private contractors in the Valley that do have sweepers that would essentially act as a vacuum cleaner and clean the streets in that regard and would probably work well in this situation.” Although the Town’s nuisance bylaw allows for only a $200 fine, Kanigan said other bylaws could be applied in a future situation. Bode said he can pay the $700 to clean the interior of his home, but if he can get the construction company to pay, “all the better,” he noted. photos@comoxvalleyrecord.com

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MAYOR GREG PHELPS (far left) and Roger McKinnon (far right) of the Old House Hotel congratulate the Nanwakolas team that won the Mayor’s Charity Classic Golf Tournament at Crown Isle. Dallas Smith, Curtis Wilson, Shaun Inrig and Merv Child won. With 120 golfers, the event repeated its $30,000 proceeds from last year. Charities, picked by Phelps, that benefit are: North Island College Foundation, Comox Valley Hospice Society, Boys and Girls Club Central Vancouver Island and the Comox Valley Transition Society’s purple ribbon campaign.

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Courtenay supporting rail service Lindsay Chung Record Staff

The City of Courtenay is sending a message to the federal government about the importance of Vancouver Island rail service at what is being called a “critical juncture” in the drive to secure millions in funding for rail infrastructure. Council voted Monday to write to Denis Lebel, the minister of transport, infrastructure and communities, expressing support for Island rail services and

for securing $7.5 million in federal funding for rail infrastructure. “This is getting to the point of being urgent,” said Mayor Greg Phelps, who was going to the Island Corridor Foundation (ICF) retreat Thursday. “The patient is on life support and failing quickly. We need a council resolution or strong letter to send off to anybody who will read it and try to get some heat onto our federal ministers on this. “I know Minister (John) Duncan is actu-

Cycling initiative done in Comox Record Staff Hoping for safer, alternative modes of transportation, the Comox cycle land project is officially completed. The Town hopes the 1,800 metres of dedicated cycle lanes along Comox Avenue and Comox Road will lead to increased cyclist safety, help to reduce vehicle congestion and decrease greenhouse gas emissions. Mayor Paul Ives said in a press release that Comox was first in the area to implement conflict zones by painting certain sections of the cycle lanes with a distinctive green colour. He added the coloured conflict zone

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ally beside himself on Bruce told council he this. He’s talked to felt a letter of support everybody he can; he’s would be very useful fully supportive, as is in securing a meetMP (James) Lunney ing with Lebel, and he from Nanaimo and stated it is critical in MPs from down the supporting Duncan’s Island, but it seems to discussions. have hit a roadblock in ••• Ottawa.” During the same Council received a meeting, council request from ICF exec- approved a 10-year utive director Graham Draft License of OccuBruce to write to Lebel pation Agreement with expressing Courtenay’s the ICF for the Rail support for Island rail with Trail project. and stress“This ing the is fairly urgency consisThis is getfor the fedwith ting to the point of tent eral govagreee r n m e n t being urgent. The ments that to approve patient is on life have been $7.5 mil- support and failsigned lion in by many i n f r a - ing quickly. commustructure Greg Phelps nities on funding. Vancouver The letter Island, would also request that and we are following Lebel meet with the suit,” said commuAssociation of Vancou- nity services director ver Island and Coastal Randy Wiwchar. Communities (AVICC) The city has been as soon as possible. working with the ICF “We are at a critical on a long-term process juncture with respect to develop a Rail with to securing federal Trail along the east funding in the amount side of the E&N Rail of $7.5 million, and we Corridor — which is need your help,” wrote also known as the VanBruce. “Minister John couver Island Corridor. Duncan, North Island The first phase of the MP, has been in discus- project is from Fifth sion with the Ministry Street to Cumberland of Transport and will Road, while the second be vigorously pursuing phase would be from the funding during the Cumberland Road to next two weeks with 17th Street. his colleague, Denis Council approved Lebel ...” the overall concept in

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Hurt hiker found and rescued Members of Comox Valley Ground Search and Rescue (CVGSAR) were activated once again Tuesday afternoon to come to the aid of a female hiker who had badly fractured her ankle while hiking in Strathcona Provincial Park. The 56-year-old was hiking with a female companion in the Panther Lake area, in steep terrain, when she fell fracturing her left ankle. The woman aided by her friend and two other female hikers who came to their

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Comox man airlifted Record Staff A 29-year-old Comox resident was airlifted to the Victoria General Hospital intensive care unit after a single-vehicle collision Sunday morning. Shortly after midnight, Oceanside

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sengers in the car, say Oceanside RCMP. The cause of the collision is under investigation by the Oceanside RCMP and the RCMP traffic analyst/reconstructionist section. The injured man has not been identified and his injuries unspecified.

Pilot found dead The search for a missing helicopter pilot has ended with the discovery of the Aerospatiale A350 and its lone occupant. Unfortunately, when Canadian Forces Search and Rescue Technicians (SAR tech) arrived on scene, the pilot Rod Phillipson, was found dead. “We would like to thank the communities for their support through phoning in with search tips and for their respect for the family’s wishes for

Seat sought by Eriksson Erik Eriksson announced his candidacy for a seat on Courtenay city council Wednesday. Eriksson is a member of the boards of the Comox Valley Economic Development Society, the Comox Valley Youth Music Centre and the Comox Va l l e y Walk of Achievement. “I want to get elected to CourERIKSSON t e n a y city council not only to serve my community,” says Eriksson, “but also so I can be in a position to further two goals for which I have been a strong and persistent proponent. “Those are, one, a single government for the Comox Valley and, two, a single regional hospital for the North Island,” he says. Eriksson says the idea of a single government is one whose time has come. “We need someone on city council with the fortitude to stand up and say so and with the energy and drive to work for it,” he says. More pressing, he says, is the need to work to get the provincial government to support the principle of a single regional hospital for the North Island – before it is too late. “I think the hospital authority’s first plan, announced in 2006, is the way to go,” says Eriksson. “The services that were envisioned under the regional hospital concept are far superior to those under

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vice. The paper follows a series of meetings and a review of BC Ferries governance and operations. The chairs represent 66 per cent of B.C.’s population. The group has concerns about the reliability of ferry service in terms of financial risk and debt burden to taxpayers. It also believes the Coastal Ferry Act needs revising. The group will meet with Premier Christy Clark and Transportation Minister Blair Lek-

strom — with whom they have already met — at the Union of BC Municipalities convention next week in Vancouver. BC Ferries Commissioner Gordon Macatee is scheduled to appear at the Oct. 18 COW meeting. ••• The board approved a staff recommendation to direct about $14,000 from Vancouver Island Health Authority grant funds to the Comox Valley housing task force. reporter@comoxvalleyrecord.com

clinic out of the offices of the Georgia Straight newspaper in the days before there was any organized legal aid in British Columbia. He wrote the first Protester’s Guide to Civil Disobedience in B.C., which has been an invaluable aid to activists for almost two decades. Barlow and McGrady will be joined at the speaker’s podium by Tarah Millen, a young Comox Valley activist who has been campaigning to halt the slaughter of dolphins in Japan. Millen has returned from her challenging activities on the high seas and is planning to return again soon to continue her campaign. She will speak about peaceful direct action from a youth perspective. “We are thrilled to be able to present this lineup of Canadian civil society leaders to our community,� says Kel Kelly, a spokesperson for the Peaceful Direct Action Coalition, which is sponsoring the event. “Perhaps most exciting for us, is that when we explained the purpose of our coalition and invited all three to speak, they accepted without hesitation. Maude Barlow is com-

ing from the eastern United States and Leo McGrady from Honolulu solely to speak at the event.� The coalition’s main purpose is to educate the Comox Valley public on its rights and responsibilities in relation to peaceful protest and peaceful direct action. Their stated goal is to mobilize hundreds of Comox Valley citizens to relearn that peaceful direct action is a fundamental democratic right. The Friday town hall meeting will be followed by an all-day Saturday workshop designed to give citizens information and the tools they need to organize peaceful direct actions of their own. That workshop will be held at the lower Native Sons Hall on Sept. 24 from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Lunch will be provided. Mark Isfeld School is at 1551 Lerwick Road in Courtenay and the Native Sons Hall is at 360 Cliffe Ave. in Courtenay. There is no charge for either event, although donations are welcome. For further information, contact Kel Kelly at 250-337-8348 or by e-mail at kelkelly55@ yahoo.ca. — Peaceful Direct Action Coalition

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CAR FREE SUNDAY boundaries are shown for Courtenay and Cumberland, including key intersections where traffic will be allowed to pass through.

People out to have fun this Sunday without using cars You may have heard about a Car Free Sunday happening this weekend in Courtenay and Cumberland from 1 to 5 p.m. Car Free Days are celebrated around the world to provide opportunities to the public to experience streets in a creative, non-motorized way. It is a people-oriented celebration characterized by free family-oriented activities for all to enjoy. A combination of vendors, workshops, demonstrations, art displays, musical per-

formances, street theatre, street sports and community engagement forums are all encouraged on Car Free Sunday. If you are a business, you should expect increased pedestrian traffic. Cars will not be permitted to park in front of your store whether you choose to participate in the event or not. A Market Days atmosphere is expected depending on the number of businesses that choose to participate. Please note

SOME BUSES DETOURING BC Transit customers in Cumberland and Courtenay will see several route detours for Car-Free Sunday on Sept. 25 from 1 to 5 p.m. BC Transit buses will route around the car-free zone on the following trips: Cumberland Route 2 Cumberland • Royston to Cumberland to Courtenay —1:16 p.m. • Courtenay to Cumberland to Royston — 3:01 p.m.

Courtenay Route 1 Fitzgerald • Fitzgerald to Driftwood — 2:10, 3:55 p.m. • Fitzgerald to downtown — 2:23, 4:08 p.m. Route 8 Willemar • Willemar to Driftwood — 12:55, 2:40 p.m. • Willemar to downtown — 1:55, 3:40 p.m. Customers can visit www. bctransit.com for specific route detours.

that traffic is permitted through key intersections (see maps). Commercial activities will be concentrated in and around the downtown areas of each community. Street sports, fitness classes and all other activities will be distributed elsewhere along the route. If you are a resident, you will also see more pedestrian traffic outside your home along with more strollers, rollerbladers, cyclists, skateboarders and

other non-motorized transportation modes. You will see fewer vehicles, as none will be permitted to park along the route, including your own vehicle. You will be asked to park your car in allotted areas before the event and can return to your vehicle shortly after 5 p.m. This applies only to vehicles that would normally be parked on the street. For more visit www.imaginecomoxvalley.ca. — Imagine Comox Valley


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So you think you know everything there is to know about what might not be important to know? The Comox Valley Art Gallery invites you to come out for a fun-filled and hilarious night of trivia Sept. 29. Doors open at 6:30 p.m.

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and the quiz starts at 7. What is a trivia night and how does it work? Similar to the popular Trivial Pursuit board game played at home, series of questions are asked and the goal is to get the most

questions correct. At a trivia night, one person called the quizmaster is chosen ahead of time to ask all the questions, rather than everyone taking turns. It keeps things running more smoothly. Also in this case, instead of individuals competing, teams

Gaming grants session The Wachiay Friendship Centre will host a Community Gaming Grants Information Session for non-profits Sept. 27. The information session will run from 9:30 to 11 a.m., followed by a question and answer session until noon, at the Wachiay Friendship Centre at 1625B McPhee Ave. in Courtenay. Staff from the BC Association of Aboriginal Friendship Centres — Aboriginal Gaming Support Program will be presenting during the session, which is being presented with financial support from the provincial govern-

ment. They will share application guidelines, talk about the review and approval process and discuss your project idea and organization capacity to access this fund. The Community Gaming Grant fund is meant to enrich and enhance communities by funding programs that provide direct services to the community and are responsive to that community’s needs and issues. Seats are limited to the first 24 registrants, and they may be restricted to one per organization. To register, send an e-mail with your name, orga-

nization and contact information to roger@ wachiay.com. — Wachiay Friendship Centre

of eight people work together, putting their efforts in to agree on one answer per question. The team with the most number of correct questions wins the main prize. Teams will compete for prizes and (mostly) glory. CVAG will be able to register 10 teams. Local architect Martin Hagarty will cook up a feast of questions;250topics will range from art to sports, entertainment, history, popular culture, animals and more. With quizmaster

Martin at the helm, it is sure to be an entertaining evening. There will also be a cash bar and some light refreshments. Teams will consist of eight persons; cost is $10 per person. Individuals may also register and will be assigned to a team. If you would like to register a team or donate a small prize, contact Anh at 3386211. The Comox Valley Art Gallery is located at 580 Duncan Ave. in downtown Courtenay. — Comox Valley Art Gallery

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THE FINAL CHAPTER of the 2010 BC Seniors Games in the Comox Valley and Campbell River has now closed. Mo McKendrick, president of the local 2010 BC Seniors Games organizing committee, recently presented $1,346 cheques from the games legacy fund to all three Comox Valley seniors clubs. Above: Cumberland OAP with Pat McCubbin, Mo McKendrick, Bev Berkeley and Florence Bell. Right: Comox Seniors Association with Charles Richardson and Mo McKendrick. Below: Evergreen Seniors with Nettie Webbers, Mo McKendrick, Gordon Kruger and Fred Greene.

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THE FIRST OPEN Heart Society raised $4,500 during its fifth annual Walk-A-Thon in May. All funds raised stay in the Comox Valley and will help support education and cardiac care initiatives at St. Joseph’s General Hospital. Pictured, from left, are former St. Joseph’s CEO Michael Pontus, St. Joseph’s Hospital Foundation representative Ron Philip, Anne Poole of the First Open Heart Society and Gillian Young-Strilets, manager of education at St. Joseph’s.

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The Comox Valley Record wants to recognize the many events that make our community a better place to live. Submit photos and information to: In Person: 765 McPhee Ave., Courtenay; By Mail: Comox Valley Record, 765 McPhee Avenue, Courtenay, B.C. V9N 2Z7; By e-mail: sports@comoxvalleyrecord.com

Mark submissions to the attention of Earle Couper and be sure to include a contact name and phone number. Due to the volume of submissions, photo prints cannot be mailed back. Please pick them up within two weeks of publication. We cannot guarantee their return.

THE NATIONAL ASSOCIATION of Federal Retirees (FSNA) Vancouver Island North Branch donated $1,000 to the Free Masons’ Cancer Car Project. Left to right: Ian Sibbald, FSNA branch vice-president; Bill Barrs, Free Masons senior deacon; Bob Hutton, Free Masons secretary-treasurer; Cecile Turnbull, FSNA branch president.


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Blackberries,Apples and Bears event in Cumberland The Cumberland Museum is joining forces with a host of community partners to present a special harvest event called Blackberries, Apples and Bears. It happens Oct. 1 from 9 a.m. till 5 p.m. at the Cumberland Museum, Cultural Centre and beyond. This Mountain Village Style Fall Fair will feature interactive workshops, films, kids activities, walking tours, information focused on heritage food growing, harvesting and processing, hands-on apple arts and crafts, bear awareness, an edible wild plants tour and more. Local community groups, businesses and volunteers will be sharing their skills, expertise and interests with community members of all ages. A big focus this year will be on bear awareness and finding ways to address the issue of bears in the village in the fall season. This includes informing and educating the public about garbage, compost and fruit tree management and opportunities to share surplus fruit. The Village of Cumberland is on board to share important resources that will help make the Village safer for both residents and bears. Blackberries Apples and Bears will culminate with the 2011 Cumberland Pie of the Year Contest where

Compost being sold Saturday Skyrocket Compost is on sale for $5 per 25-litre bag this Saturday in the Driftwood Mall parking lot. Sales start at 8 a.m. and go until sold out (usually about three hours). All proceeds go to Rotary Club of Strathcona Sunrise. It is the semi-annual opportunity for the public to buy Skyrocket by the bag. Put your garden to rest, buy local and help a great cause. You do not need to get out of your vehicle. Sales will be drivethru and fast. Volunteers will load your vehicle for you. — Rotary Club of Strathcona Sunrise

local pie-makers compete for cash and glory. Registration forms are at the Cumberland Museum now or on the website at www.cumberlandmuseum.ca. The Cumberland Pie

of the Year Contest features local fruit pies from pie makers of all ages, experience and backgrounds. Special prizes will be awarded for the most creative entry. Judging is done

by a carefully selected panel of pie experts. Blackberries, Apples and Bears will also mark the launch of a new temporary exhibit at the Cumberland Museum focused on

heritage food methods and artifacts. This exhibit will run until January. So mark your calendar for yet another fun-filled day in the Village. All ages are

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Offers available until November 1, 2011, to new TELUS clients who have not subscribed to TELUS TV and Internet service in the past 90 days. Minimum system requirements apply. *Free HD PVR rental offer available on a 3 year TELUS Satellite TV term; current rental rates will apply thereafter. A cancellation fee applies for early termination of the service agreement and will be $10 multiplied by the number of months remaining in the term. Free laptop available on a 3 year TELUS Satellite TV and Internet service agreement. A cancellation fee applies for early termination of the service agreement and will be $17 multiplied by the number of months remaining in the term. Laptop offer available while quantities last. Manufacturer’s suggested retail price of the HP Pavilion G6 laptop is $599.99. TELUS and Hewlett-Packard Development Company, L.P. reserve the right to substitute an equivalent or better laptop without notice. TELUS, the TELUS logo, TELUS Satellite TV and the future is friendly are trademarks of TELUS Corporation, used under licence. HP and the HP logo are registered trademarks of Hewlett-Packard Development Company, L.P. © 2011 TELUS.


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ComoxValley

For your information

Time together

The following is a list of telephone numbers often required either prior to or following the death of a family member. Canada Pension Plan.......................... 1-800-277-9914 Comox Valley Hospice Society ..............250-339-5533 Crisis Centre ......................................... 1-888-494-3888 Cumberland Intermediate Care Unit...................................................250-331-8505

for family and friends to visit, share memories and show support.

Department of p Affairs ................................... 1-866-522-2122 Veterans A Glacier View Vie Lodge .................................250-338-1451 Government Agents Office ...................250-897-7500 Governme ICBC ICBC......... C ...........................................................250-338-7731

“It doesn’t seem like a funeral home” is the comment we often hear when people visit our “Celebration of Life Centre” on Ryan Road. Our philosophy has always been that when families gather to say goodbye, they appreciate a relaxed, homelike environment where they can comfortably take the time to do so in a way that’s meaningful to them. Our beautifully appointed Ryan Road location provides for “Celebrations of Life” DVD presentations, Lifetime Tribute Displays, a state of the art sound system, for the music of your choice, and for those requiring a less formal ceremony, specially trained “Civil Celebrants” who will spend the time to create something with special memories to last a lifetime!

“The funeral is a ritual of ending, but it only marks the beginning of the healing process.” – Dr. Alan D. Wolfelt, Ph.D

FUNERAL HOME CREMATION AND RECEPTION CENTRE NTRE

To you be ke r re pt f fere or nce .

PU LLO UT

A Community Service Information Guide Provided by Comox Valley Funeral Home, Cremation and Reception Centre

..................................... 1-800-268-0248 Last Post Fund F Laurel Lodge Lod ............................................250-338-1153 Plan of BC............... 1-800-663-7100 Medical Services S

The perfect place to say goodbye.

COMOX VALLEY RECORD • Friday, September 23, 2011 A19

www.comoxvalleyrecord.com

Ministry of Employment and Income Assistance....................... 1-866-866-0800 Old Age Security ................................. 1-800-277-9914 RCMP Victim’s Services ..........................250-334-5979 Revenue Canada ................................. 1-800-959-8281 Royal Canadian Legion Branch 17, Courtenay ......................250-334-4322 Branch 160, Comox ..........................250-339-2022 Branch 28, Cumberland...................250-336-2361 St. Joseph’s General Hospital ................250-339-2242 Vital Statistics ..........................................250-952-2681

www.comoxvalleyfuneralhome.com

250-334-0707 email » comvalfh@shaw.ca

1101 Ryan Road

WorkSafe BC ........................................ 1-888-967-5377

Comox Valley Funeral Home Cremation and Reception Centre 250-334-0707

OUR GUARANTEED INFLATION-PROOF PRE-ARRANGED FUNERAL PLAN offered by:

COMOX VALLEY FUNERAL HOME, CREMATION AND RECEPTION CENTRE with pre-payment funds deposited with Unity Life of Canada • Guaranteed, “inflation-proof” funeral costs • Peace of mind, knowing the details have been taken care of • Choice of services, allowing you to select what is important to you and within your budget. • Single cash payment or affordable monthly payments.

How do you get started? Simply call or return the business reply card to us. We will set a mutually convenient time aside to answer any questions you may have. We will explain the various funding options best suited for your needs and budget and your wishes will be documented.

Lock-In Funeral Costs at Today’s Prices by Pre-Arranging For more details regarding “The Guaranteed Inflation-Proof Plan” call Kent or Rosemarie Roduck at 334-0707 or fax 338-6777 or mail this coupon to us at: Comox Valley Funeral Home, Cremation and Reception Centre 1101 Ryan Road, Courtenay, BC V9N 3R6

COMOX VALLEY FUNERAL HOME CREMATION AND RECEPTION CENTRE

❏ Yes, I would like to receive information on “The Guaranteed Inflation Proof Plan” NAME: _____________________________________________ PHONE:___________________ ADDRESS: _____________________________________________________________________ CITY: _______________________________________________ POSTAL CODE: ____________

Clip out and mail to: Comox Valley Funeral Home, Cremation and Reception Centre 1101 Ryan Road, Courtenay, BC V9N 3R6 or email: comvalfh@shaw.ca The Comox Valley’s Independent, Locally Owned Funeral & Cremation Service

Ke & Kent Rosemarie Rose Roduck Ro

Owne Owners/Funeral Dir Directors

Providing exceptional and caring service. Comox Valley Funeral Home, Cremation and Reception Centre is the Valley’s locally owned and operated Canadian Independent Funeral Home.

*This information guide is intended for general distribution for public awareness. Please accept our apology if it has reached a home in which there is illness or sorrow.


A20 Friday, September 23, 2011 • COMOX VALLEY RECORD

www.comoxvalleyrecord.com

ComoxValley

FUNERAL HOME CREMATORIUM AND RECEPTION CENTRE

When A Death Occurs

Our Chapel Our Chapel is a beautifully appointed facility with both generous seating and flexibility. Natural lighting from four individual skylights provides a bright, yet soft ambiance. Added features of our chapel include: division from a full sized chapel to a smaller, more intimate chapel and a private seating area, adjacent to both chapels for family members if they wish.

Immediately: ✓ Contact doctor (if death occurs at home) ✓ Contact immediate family

Our Garden Room and Outdoor Patio

✓ Contact funeral home

1-2 Days:

Our Garden Room and Outdoor Patio was designed specifically for refreshments following the service. Because of its convenience for both indoor and outdoor use, most families choose to have their after-service reception at the funeral home. The Garden Room is fully catered and can accommodate large or small gatherings.

✓ Locate will ✓ Meet with funeral home ✓ Contact family regarding date and time of service

3-7 Days: ✓ Receive death certificate from Funeral Home

Our Central Gathering Area A large, open area centrally located as you enter the Funeral Home, with vaulted ceilings, skylights and a warm fireplace, specifically designed to accommodate families in greeting friends and gathering prior to and after the service.

✓ Apply for survivor benefits* • Canada Pension Plan* • Insurance Policies* • Superannuation* • OAP/GAIN* • Department of Veterans Affairs* • WorkSafe BC* • ICBC* Each of the above are subject to qualification and circumstances

*

• Cancel BC Medical Card • Cancel driver’s license These are steps that are often taken in this approximate order. We suggest that since each circumstance can be different, contact Comox Valley Funeral Home, your lawyer or estate planner for further details.

Parking Plenty of on-site parking with attendants to assist you. Easily accessible, we can accommodate all vehicles for most services. Parking is also available in our covered concourse for family on the day of the service, with a separate entrance and gathering room.

Funeral Home Ownership:

Question: With the ever growing number of funeral homes being bought out by major corporate chains, how does the consumer go about identifying the actual ownership, since conglomerates rarely promote their presence and there isn’t a name change?

Answer: We understand your dilemma, and the answer is simply to ask if the funeral home you are planning to use is a Canadian independent, locally owned, with no chain affiliation. We, as an independent funeral provider would like to assure you that all our decisions are made locally, right here in The Comox Valley. We are proud to provide you with the highest level of professional services. We have a long term commitment to the community. When you need us, we’ll be here for you and your family. Yes, it’s important to know who you’re working with, and that you can talk directly to the owners at any time.

Receptions

Question: How do you lock in your funeral costs at today’s prices? Answer: During our lives we plan for many situations: education, weddings, family and especially retirement. We also purchase insurance to help us in situations that may happen. However many of us neglect to plan our funeral. Pre-planning funeral services lets our survivors know our wishes and helps our families through their time of bereavement resulting from our death. What are the benefits of pre-planning? You are able to make rational and logical decisions. Saving your family the burden of making funeral arrangements during time of grief and stress. The assurance that your wishes are known and will be carried out as specified, giving you peace of mind. You have the opportunity to discuss options with us and also with your family and friends who will need closure for themselves following your death. It is free and versatile. At Comox Valley Funeral Home, Cremation and Reception Centre there is no membership fee or filing charge. Our plan is also transferable should you leave the area. Guarantees costs at today’s prices. This eliminates inflation and alleviates any financial burden on your survivors. You can select services and merchandise according to your wishes, spiritual beliefs and financial means, by pre-paying for the services you choose either in full or by installments.

Question: Why do we have Celebration of Life Ceremonies? Answer: The ceremony is of proven worth and value for those

✓ Contact bank, check accounts, investments and safety deposit box

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who experience grief. It provides an opportunity for both family and friends to express their love, respect and support for each other. It permits facing openly and realistically the crisis that death has caused. Through this, the bereaved take that firm step toward emotional adjustment to their loss. It also lends dignity and respect for the deceased. It is a custom which sees a person as an individual of worth and acknowledges his or her lifetime of accomplishments and achievements and provides the family and friends with closure.

The sharing of refreshments, stories and emotions following the service or gathering is an important part of the healing process. It provides both emotional solidarity and support for the survivors, so their closure can begin. That’s why Comox Valley Funeral Home, Cremation and Reception Centre provides our Garden Room and Outdoor Patio for the serving of refreshments following your service, visitation or family gathering so family and friends don’t have to go elsewhere to relax and enjoy refreshments. W When you take the time to help us create a memory h filled ceremony for the person who has died, a “Celebration w of Life” DVD presentation o ccapsulating his or her life, becomes a key point of how b we say goodbye. w Our exclusive video producer O will collect your photos, w sslides or computer generated iimages creating a memory tthat will not only be the ffocal point of your ceremony but will remain a priceless b kkeepsake for family and ffuture generations to share fforever!

Comox Valley Funeral Home Cremation and Reception Centre offers distinctive, individual cremation selections. The most common misconception about cremation is that choices of ceremonies are limited. In fact, with cremation, there are actually more choices available than with burial. We offer over 20 variations, some of which you may not have considered. Some feel that when cremation is chosen, viewing of the deceased is not an option. Nothing could be further from the truth. Most families appreciate the opportunity, either privately or publicly to see the person at rest and at peace. It’s the environment for closure that people need. We appreciate that following cremation, earth burial, above-ground entombment in a “niche wall”, scattering or keeping the urn at home are all individual choices. The variety of cremation urns we offer reflects each of these preferences. We have on display many choices of artistically designed cremation urns, including small “keepsake” designs, as well as many new bio-degradable urns.

Deep Water Biodegradable Urns These urns are made from recycled and earth-friendly materials. Engineered to float for approximately five minutes before descending gracefully.

What are the options after cremation remation has been completed? The urn containing the cremated remains will be returned to you or the party you have designated. If you and/or other family members have not already decided on a final resting place for the cremated remains, you may wish to consult with us on the many options available.

They Include...

We believe that making the ceremony as meaningful as possible is beneficial not only for surviving family members, but also for all those who are in attendance.

Interment of the urn containing the cremated remains in a family

However, we feel ceremonies should not have any restrictions and at Comox Valley Funeral Home, Cremation and Reception Centre we are able to provide flexibility to accommodate your needs.

Placement of the urn containing the cremated remains in a granite columbarium niche wall above ground.

Perhaps your family, according to tradition or preference wishes a religious ceremony in either our chapel or the church of your choice. Others may prefer a ceremony with less structure and a more humanistic approach. Either of these, or a combination of the two can be arranged. Increasingly, family members or close friends choose to speak during the Ceremony and share stories and life experiences of the deceased. In addition, families often choose to have us create “Memory Tables” containing personal items of remembrance or photo displays to enhance their “Celebration of Life”. We can also provide specifically trained “Civil Celebrants” for families who prefer a non-religious ceremony or gathering. Regardless of the location, context or approach of the Ceremony, its purpose is to provide the opportunity to properly “say goodbye”, and to help share and disburse our grief, since we are the ones who must deal with the death in order that we can place it in proper context and begin moving on with the grieving process and our lives.

burial plot at a cemetery. (Some cemeteries require a vault for burial. Please check with us for specific cemetery requirements.)

Scattering of the cremated remains in a scattering garden especially created and dedicated to this purpose. The urn may of course be taken to the home of a loved one but plans should be made for an eventual permanent resting place.

Cemetery Markers “A tribute that lasts beyond a lifetime” Unlike many other parts of Canada, the Island enjoys reasonably mild winters, which does not affect installation of cemetery markers. Simply give us a call or come by at your convenience and see our many samples, in a variety of colours. Selecting a granite or bronze marker provides for so much more creativity and personalization than you may have thought. New laser technology can allow for as unique or as traditional a concept as you wish. As well, delivery is quick and we’ll arrange with the cemetery for placement when it arrives! We’re pleased to take whatever time is required to ensure that your choice is exactly as you want.

With any of these choices permanent memorialization in the form of a bronze or granite plaque or marker provides a permanent place for those who wish to remember and celebrate a life lived. Permanent memorialization provides a link from generation to generation and a special place that family and friends know will always be there to mark forever a special life lived.

Should you presently have cremated remains of a family member or have not made arrangements for them to be interred or scattered in an area designed for permanent memorialization, contact us at 250-334-0707 to discuss how we can help you with final closure through one of the many options we provide.


A20 Friday, September 23, 2011 • COMOX VALLEY RECORD

www.comoxvalleyrecord.com

ComoxValley

FUNERAL HOME CREMATORIUM AND RECEPTION CENTRE

When A Death Occurs

Our Chapel Our Chapel is a beautifully appointed facility with both generous seating and flexibility. Natural lighting from four individual skylights provides a bright, yet soft ambiance. Added features of our chapel include: division from a full sized chapel to a smaller, more intimate chapel and a private seating area, adjacent to both chapels for family members if they wish.

Immediately: ✓ Contact doctor (if death occurs at home) ✓ Contact immediate family

Our Garden Room and Outdoor Patio

✓ Contact funeral home

1-2 Days:

Our Garden Room and Outdoor Patio was designed specifically for refreshments following the service. Because of its convenience for both indoor and outdoor use, most families choose to have their after-service reception at the funeral home. The Garden Room is fully catered and can accommodate large or small gatherings.

✓ Locate will ✓ Meet with funeral home ✓ Contact family regarding date and time of service

3-7 Days: ✓ Receive death certificate from Funeral Home

Our Central Gathering Area A large, open area centrally located as you enter the Funeral Home, with vaulted ceilings, skylights and a warm fireplace, specifically designed to accommodate families in greeting friends and gathering prior to and after the service.

✓ Apply for survivor benefits* • Canada Pension Plan* • Insurance Policies* • Superannuation* • OAP/GAIN* • Department of Veterans Affairs* • WorkSafe BC* • ICBC* Each of the above are subject to qualification and circumstances

*

• Cancel BC Medical Card • Cancel driver’s license These are steps that are often taken in this approximate order. We suggest that since each circumstance can be different, contact Comox Valley Funeral Home, your lawyer or estate planner for further details.

Parking Plenty of on-site parking with attendants to assist you. Easily accessible, we can accommodate all vehicles for most services. Parking is also available in our covered concourse for family on the day of the service, with a separate entrance and gathering room.

Funeral Home Ownership:

Question: With the ever growing number of funeral homes being bought out by major corporate chains, how does the consumer go about identifying the actual ownership, since conglomerates rarely promote their presence and there isn’t a name change?

Answer: We understand your dilemma, and the answer is simply to ask if the funeral home you are planning to use is a Canadian independent, locally owned, with no chain affiliation. We, as an independent funeral provider would like to assure you that all our decisions are made locally, right here in The Comox Valley. We are proud to provide you with the highest level of professional services. We have a long term commitment to the community. When you need us, we’ll be here for you and your family. Yes, it’s important to know who you’re working with, and that you can talk directly to the owners at any time.

Receptions

Question: How do you lock in your funeral costs at today’s prices? Answer: During our lives we plan for many situations: education, weddings, family and especially retirement. We also purchase insurance to help us in situations that may happen. However many of us neglect to plan our funeral. Pre-planning funeral services lets our survivors know our wishes and helps our families through their time of bereavement resulting from our death. What are the benefits of pre-planning? You are able to make rational and logical decisions. Saving your family the burden of making funeral arrangements during time of grief and stress. The assurance that your wishes are known and will be carried out as specified, giving you peace of mind. You have the opportunity to discuss options with us and also with your family and friends who will need closure for themselves following your death. It is free and versatile. At Comox Valley Funeral Home, Cremation and Reception Centre there is no membership fee or filing charge. Our plan is also transferable should you leave the area. Guarantees costs at today’s prices. This eliminates inflation and alleviates any financial burden on your survivors. You can select services and merchandise according to your wishes, spiritual beliefs and financial means, by pre-paying for the services you choose either in full or by installments.

Question: Why do we have Celebration of Life Ceremonies? Answer: The ceremony is of proven worth and value for those

✓ Contact bank, check accounts, investments and safety deposit box

COMOX VALLEY RECORD • Friday, September 23, 2011 A21

www.comoxvalleyrecord.com

who experience grief. It provides an opportunity for both family and friends to express their love, respect and support for each other. It permits facing openly and realistically the crisis that death has caused. Through this, the bereaved take that firm step toward emotional adjustment to their loss. It also lends dignity and respect for the deceased. It is a custom which sees a person as an individual of worth and acknowledges his or her lifetime of accomplishments and achievements and provides the family and friends with closure.

The sharing of refreshments, stories and emotions following the service or gathering is an important part of the healing process. It provides both emotional solidarity and support for the survivors, so their closure can begin. That’s why Comox Valley Funeral Home, Cremation and Reception Centre provides our Garden Room and Outdoor Patio for the serving of refreshments following your service, visitation or family gathering so family and friends don’t have to go elsewhere to relax and enjoy refreshments. W When you take the time to help us create a memory h filled ceremony for the person who has died, a “Celebration w of Life” DVD presentation o ccapsulating his or her life, becomes a key point of how b we say goodbye. w Our exclusive video producer O will collect your photos, w sslides or computer generated iimages creating a memory tthat will not only be the ffocal point of your ceremony but will remain a priceless b kkeepsake for family and ffuture generations to share fforever!

Comox Valley Funeral Home Cremation and Reception Centre offers distinctive, individual cremation selections. The most common misconception about cremation is that choices of ceremonies are limited. In fact, with cremation, there are actually more choices available than with burial. We offer over 20 variations, some of which you may not have considered. Some feel that when cremation is chosen, viewing of the deceased is not an option. Nothing could be further from the truth. Most families appreciate the opportunity, either privately or publicly to see the person at rest and at peace. It’s the environment for closure that people need. We appreciate that following cremation, earth burial, above-ground entombment in a “niche wall”, scattering or keeping the urn at home are all individual choices. The variety of cremation urns we offer reflects each of these preferences. We have on display many choices of artistically designed cremation urns, including small “keepsake” designs, as well as many new bio-degradable urns.

Deep Water Biodegradable Urns These urns are made from recycled and earth-friendly materials. Engineered to float for approximately five minutes before descending gracefully.

What are the options after cremation remation has been completed? The urn containing the cremated remains will be returned to you or the party you have designated. If you and/or other family members have not already decided on a final resting place for the cremated remains, you may wish to consult with us on the many options available.

They Include...

We believe that making the ceremony as meaningful as possible is beneficial not only for surviving family members, but also for all those who are in attendance.

Interment of the urn containing the cremated remains in a family

However, we feel ceremonies should not have any restrictions and at Comox Valley Funeral Home, Cremation and Reception Centre we are able to provide flexibility to accommodate your needs.

Placement of the urn containing the cremated remains in a granite columbarium niche wall above ground.

Perhaps your family, according to tradition or preference wishes a religious ceremony in either our chapel or the church of your choice. Others may prefer a ceremony with less structure and a more humanistic approach. Either of these, or a combination of the two can be arranged. Increasingly, family members or close friends choose to speak during the Ceremony and share stories and life experiences of the deceased. In addition, families often choose to have us create “Memory Tables” containing personal items of remembrance or photo displays to enhance their “Celebration of Life”. We can also provide specifically trained “Civil Celebrants” for families who prefer a non-religious ceremony or gathering. Regardless of the location, context or approach of the Ceremony, its purpose is to provide the opportunity to properly “say goodbye”, and to help share and disburse our grief, since we are the ones who must deal with the death in order that we can place it in proper context and begin moving on with the grieving process and our lives.

burial plot at a cemetery. (Some cemeteries require a vault for burial. Please check with us for specific cemetery requirements.)

Scattering of the cremated remains in a scattering garden especially created and dedicated to this purpose. The urn may of course be taken to the home of a loved one but plans should be made for an eventual permanent resting place.

Cemetery Markers “A tribute that lasts beyond a lifetime” Unlike many other parts of Canada, the Island enjoys reasonably mild winters, which does not affect installation of cemetery markers. Simply give us a call or come by at your convenience and see our many samples, in a variety of colours. Selecting a granite or bronze marker provides for so much more creativity and personalization than you may have thought. New laser technology can allow for as unique or as traditional a concept as you wish. As well, delivery is quick and we’ll arrange with the cemetery for placement when it arrives! We’re pleased to take whatever time is required to ensure that your choice is exactly as you want.

With any of these choices permanent memorialization in the form of a bronze or granite plaque or marker provides a permanent place for those who wish to remember and celebrate a life lived. Permanent memorialization provides a link from generation to generation and a special place that family and friends know will always be there to mark forever a special life lived.

Should you presently have cremated remains of a family member or have not made arrangements for them to be interred or scattered in an area designed for permanent memorialization, contact us at 250-334-0707 to discuss how we can help you with final closure through one of the many options we provide.


A22 Friday, September 23, 2011 • COMOX VALLEY RECORD

www.comoxvalleyrecord.com

ComoxValley

For your information

Time together

The following is a list of telephone numbers often required either prior to or following the death of a family member. Canada Pension Plan.......................... 1-800-277-9914 Comox Valley Hospice Society ..............250-339-5533 Crisis Centre ......................................... 1-888-494-3888 Cumberland Intermediate Care Unit...................................................250-331-8505

for family and friends to visit, share memories and show support.

Department of p Affairs ................................... 1-866-522-2122 Veterans A Glacier View Vie Lodge .................................250-338-1451 Government Agents Office ...................250-897-7500 Governme ICBC ICBC......... C ...........................................................250-338-7731

“It doesn’t seem like a funeral home” is the comment we often hear when people visit our “Celebration of Life Centre” on Ryan Road. Our philosophy has always been that when families gather to say goodbye, they appreciate a relaxed, homelike environment where they can comfortably take the time to do so in a way that’s meaningful to them. Our beautifully appointed Ryan Road location provides for “Celebrations of Life” DVD presentations, Lifetime Tribute Displays, a state of the art sound system, for the music of your choice, and for those requiring a less formal ceremony, specially trained “Civil Celebrants” who will spend the time to create something with special memories to last a lifetime!

“The funeral is a ritual of ending, but it only marks the beginning of the healing process.” – Dr. Alan D. Wolfelt, Ph.D

FUNERAL HOME CREMATION AND RECEPTION CENTRE NTRE

To you be ke r re pt f fere or nce .

PU LLO UT

A Community Service Information Guide Provided by Comox Valley Funeral Home, Cremation and Reception Centre

..................................... 1-800-268-0248 Last Post Fund F Laurel Lodge Lod ............................................250-338-1153 Plan of BC............... 1-800-663-7100 Medical Services S

The perfect place to say goodbye.

COMOX VALLEY RECORD • Friday, September 23, 2011 A19

www.comoxvalleyrecord.com

Ministry of Employment and Income Assistance....................... 1-866-866-0800 Old Age Security ................................. 1-800-277-9914 RCMP Victim’s Services ..........................250-334-5979 Revenue Canada ................................. 1-800-959-8281 Royal Canadian Legion Branch 17, Courtenay ......................250-334-4322 Branch 160, Comox ..........................250-339-2022 Branch 28, Cumberland...................250-336-2361 St. Joseph’s General Hospital ................250-339-2242 Vital Statistics ..........................................250-952-2681

www.comoxvalleyfuneralhome.com

250-334-0707 email » comvalfh@shaw.ca

1101 Ryan Road

WorkSafe BC ........................................ 1-888-967-5377

Comox Valley Funeral Home Cremation and Reception Centre 250-334-0707

OUR GUARANTEED INFLATION-PROOF PRE-ARRANGED FUNERAL PLAN offered by:

COMOX VALLEY FUNERAL HOME, CREMATION AND RECEPTION CENTRE with pre-payment funds deposited with Unity Life of Canada • Guaranteed, “inflation-proof” funeral costs • Peace of mind, knowing the details have been taken care of • Choice of services, allowing you to select what is important to you and within your budget. • Single cash payment or affordable monthly payments.

How do you get started? Simply call or return the business reply card to us. We will set a mutually convenient time aside to answer any questions you may have. We will explain the various funding options best suited for your needs and budget and your wishes will be documented.

Lock-In Funeral Costs at Today’s Prices by Pre-Arranging For more details regarding “The Guaranteed Inflation-Proof Plan” call Kent or Rosemarie Roduck at 334-0707 or fax 338-6777 or mail this coupon to us at: Comox Valley Funeral Home, Cremation and Reception Centre 1101 Ryan Road, Courtenay, BC V9N 3R6

COMOX VALLEY FUNERAL HOME CREMATION AND RECEPTION CENTRE

❏ Yes, I would like to receive information on “The Guaranteed Inflation Proof Plan” NAME: _____________________________________________ PHONE:___________________ ADDRESS: _____________________________________________________________________ CITY: _______________________________________________ POSTAL CODE: ____________

Clip out and mail to: Comox Valley Funeral Home, Cremation and Reception Centre 1101 Ryan Road, Courtenay, BC V9N 3R6 or email: comvalfh@shaw.ca The Comox Valley’s Independent, Locally Owned Funeral & Cremation Service

Ke & Kent Rosemarie Rose Roduck Ro

Owne Owners/Funeral Dir Directors

Providing exceptional and caring service. Comox Valley Funeral Home, Cremation and Reception Centre is the Valley’s locally owned and operated Canadian Independent Funeral Home.

*This information guide is intended for general distribution for public awareness. Please accept our apology if it has reached a home in which there is illness or sorrow.


www.comoxvalleyrecord.com

COMOX VALLEY RECORD • Friday, September 23, 2011

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Ethical questions tackled at St. Joseph’s Hospital Ted Hicks Special to the Record

“Do we agree to move Mom to a personal care facility knowing that this was the last thing she said she ever wanted when she was able to communicate clearly?” “Do I agree to a procedure that might help me but which I have been brought up to believe is wrong?” These are not theoretical questions. They are raw and real decisions needing to be made, and often quickly, in or beside a hospital bed. Laws, policies, and guidelines have been debated and decided in legislatures and board rooms. But now, in this very personal and stressful moment, a potentially life and death ethical decision needs to be made, and the patients and families who are gathered to make that decision are numbed by shock, in a situation they have likely never faced before, and confused by conflicting dynamics, beliefs, and values within the family circle – and maybe even

amongst the professional staff involved. St. Joseph’s General Hospital in Comox has a long tradition of commitment to supporting patients, families, and staff in coming to a decision in these serious situations. The Ethics Committee meets monthly for ethics reflection, support, education, case studies and policy development. An Ethics Consult Team supports patients, families and staff in critical circumstances. The idea to hold the first annual Ethics Week at St. Joseph’s came from Steve Hill, director of Pastoral Care, Mission, and Ethics. Hired in May 2010, the vision for a week

dedicated to ethical reflection was brewing from the start. “Every day we serve at the interface of life and death, hope and despair. Questions naturally arise because everyone wants to do

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times. • It costs $10 per participant; $20 per family. For more information and to register, stop by the BCCA’s office or phone 250-337-5190. — Black Creek Community Association

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the community. long haul.” The idea was supAs a front-line career Incoming hospital ported by the Hospital nurse who has taught CEO, Jane Murphy, Ethics Committee and, ethics to nursing stu- herself a member of St. this week, the idea dents, Foster is aware Joseph’s Ethics Combecame a reality. of the toll ethical situa- mittee, is encouraged Each day last week, tions take on nurses. by the quality of speakSt. Joseph’s offered “Many times, young ers this week and by an opportunity the response within the hosto their prepital community Opportunities to open the sentations and for input and subject up for discussion and comments. discussion on a “All the variety of ethics- to recognize we are not the only speakers got ones carrying these inner conrelated topics. us talking and On Monday, flicts goes a long way to keep thinking about Barb Warren, a ethics in a way nurse and pro- nurses emotionally healthy and that deepened gram co-ordi- to sustain their work over the our apprecianator for the long haul. tion for servPatricia Foster Comox Valley ing each and Hospice Society, every patient addressed the topic of nurses leave the profes- with the utmost respect sion because situation for their dignity,” she “Moral Distress.” Tuesday, Patricia after situation leaves says. Foster, manager of the them with too much For more informaComox Valley Nursing unprocessed moral res- tion about Ethics Week Centre and a mem- idue,” she comments, and the Ethics Comber of the VIHA Eth- with evident compas- mittee at St. Joseph’s ics Facilitation Team, sion. “Opportunities or for support at a asked the question, “At to open the subject up bedside, call Chaplain Risk Decision Making: for discussion and to Steve Hill at 250How Do We Attend to recognize we are not 339-1474 or Chaplain Safety AND Support the only ones carrying Brian Ducedre at 250these inner conflicts 339-1531. Patient Autonomy?” On Wednesday, goes a long way to keep Rev. Ted Hicks is a emotionally pastoral volunteer at Steve Hill provided “A nurses Framework for Ethical healthy and to sustain St. Joseph’s General their work over the Hospital. Decision-Making.” On Thursday, palliative physician Barb Fehlau discussed “Palliative Sedation – What it is, what it isn’t.” Let my 33 years of real estate Concluding the experience work for you! series on Friday, John Heintz, Ph.D., spoke on “Finding the ‘Ethics’ in Ethical Decisions.” Patricia Foster, Tuesday’s speaker, is grateful for this opportunity to create dialogue within the staff and across

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Yoga marathon underway Bobby Boyd plans to teach the Comox Valley a Moksha-inspired yoga class for 30 consecutive days. These classes will be karma yoga — by donation. All proceeds raised will be donated to the Friendship Project or New Leaf Yoga. The journey began Sept. 20 and ends Oct. 2. “After completing my 300-hour Moksha teacher training in Brazil this past February, I am now responsible for a number of assignments to finish my Moksha yoga certification and 500-hour yoga alliance certification,” he says. “One of my assignments is to get out there and practise teaching

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TAKE US ALONG

RON AND VAL PEARCE took the Record with them when they celebrated Val’s 6? birthday at the Soaring Eagles Resort & Casino in Mt. Clements, Michigan.

CARTOON FAN PAUL WEVNICKE found inspiration when he took us along to the Dutch Comic Strip Museum in Groningen, Netherlands.

WHEN IT COMES TO SPREADING THE NEWS, readers of the Comox Valley Record are number one. They enjoy packing a copy of their favourite hometown newspaper with them as they travel the globe to celebrate special occasions, visit friends and family, enjoy a relaxing vacation or see some of the world’s many historical and geographical landmarks. Take us along on your next trip and send your photo to sports@comoxvalleyrecord.com. or drop it off at our office.

KLARA MONTALBETTI AND Glenda Hutton took the Record to Edmonton to attend the “Roar of the Rings” – the Olympic curling trials. They saw every draw but they also had to bundle up for the record-setting low temperatures – including the coldest place in North America one night at -46.2 C.

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Emmerdale Waltz focus of Comox dancing Sunday Glide across the floor to the beautiful sound of Emmerdale Waltz. The big Sunday dance at d’Esterre House occurs this Sunday from 2-5 p.m. Dave Stevenson will teach dancers who have taken or danced waltz before — a beautiful sequence dance where couples do the same steps in the same sequence. This is not for absolute beginners. Partners may be the same or opposite sex. Check out two videos of this dance, which were performed in two Brain Booster dances. First go to YouTube.com and search Emmerdale Waltz, April 17 and Emmerdale Waltz 05 01 2011. Dave Stevenson and his partner Norma were runners-up in the Canadian Dance Championships in 1971 and 1972 and were nominated to represent Canada at the world amateur championships. Stevenson was president of the Ontario Amateur DanceSport Association and for five years helped run the annual Showcase of Dancing featuring international team matches. He was on the committee to set up the Canadian Amateur DanceSport Association

Kingdom. Sunday’s workshop is limited to 16 partner-teams, but from 3-5 p.m., general dancing is open to more dancers. There will be foxtrot, waltz, jive, cha-cha,

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Local Government Elections 2011 TOWN OF COMOX 2011 GENERAL LOCAL ELECTION NOTICE OF NOMINATION PERIOD Public Notice is given to the electors of the Town of Comox that a General Local Election will be held on Saturday, November 19, 2011 to elect one Mayor, six Councillors and one School Trustee. Nominations for qualified candidates will be received at Comox Town Hall, 1809 Beaufort Avenue, Comox, during the following dates and times, excluding statutory holidays: Tuesday October 4, 2011 9:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Weekdays October 5 to October 13, 2011 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.; Friday October 14, 2011 8:30 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. QUALIFICATIONS FOR OFFICE A person is qualified to be nominated, elected and to hold office as a member of local government if • they are a Canadian citizen; • they are 18 years of age or older on November 19, 2011 • they have been a resident of British Columbia for at least 6 months immediately before they file nomination papers; and • they are not disqualified by the Local Government Act or any other enactment from voting in an election in British Columbia or from being nominated for, being elected to, or holding office. Nomination documents are available at Comox Town Hall from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Monday to Friday, excluding statutory holidays. Documents may also be downloaded from the Town of Comox website, at http://comox.ca. NO NOMINATIONS WILL BE ACCEPTED AFTER 4:00 P.M. ON FRIDAY OCTOBER 14, 2011 FOR FURTHER INFORMATION, please contact the Chief Election Officer at Comox Town Hall, 1809 Beaufort Avenue, Comox. Phone 250 339-2202. Shelly Russwurm, Chief Election Officer

THE CORPORATION OF THE CITY OF COURTENAY NOTICE OF NOMINATION PERIOD Public Notice is hereby given to the electors of the Corporation of the City of Courtenay that a general local election will be held on Saturday, November 19, 2011 to elect one Mayor, six Councillors and two School Trustees for the period December 2011 to December 2014. The Chief Elections Officer will receive nominations for qualified candidates at Courtenay City Hall, 830 Cliffe Avenue, Courtenay, B.C. during the following dates and times: 9:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Tuesday, October 4, 2011; 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Wednesday to Friday, from October 5, 2011 to October 7, 2011; 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Tuesday to Thursday, from October 11, 2011 to October 13, 2011; 8:30 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. Friday, October 14, 2011 Nomination documents are available at Courtenay City Hall, 830 Cliffe Avenue, Courtenay, B.C. from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Monday to Friday excluding statutory holidays. NOMINATIONS WILL NOT BE ACCEPTED AFTER 4:00 P.M. FRIDAY, OCTOBER 14, 2011. QUALIFICATIONS FOR OFFICE A person is qualified to be nominated, elected, and to hold office as a member of local government if they meet the following criteria: • Canadian Citizen; • 18 years of age or older on general voting day; • resident of British Columbia for at least 6 months immediately before the day nomination papers are filed; and • not disqualified by the Local Government Act or any other enactment from voting in an election in British Columbia or from being nominated for, being elected to or holding office, or be otherwise disqualified by law. Further information on the foregoing may be obtained by contacting the Chief Elections Officer or the Deputy Chief Elections Officer at 250-334-4441. John Ward Chief Elections Officer, City of Courtenay

2011 GENERAL LOCAL ELECTIONS NOTICE OF NOMINATION Public Notice is given to the electors of the Comox Valley Regional District that a general local election will be held on Saturday, November 19, 2011 to elect the following: Office Area Director Electoral Area ‘A’ – Baynes Sound-Denman/Hornby Islands Director Electoral Area ‘B’ – Lazo North Director Electoral Area ‘C’ – Puntledge-Black Creek Nominations for qualified candidates will be received during the following times at the office of the chief election officer or a designated person located at offices of the Comox Valley Regional District, 600 Comox Road, Courtenay, B.C.: 9:00a.m. to4:30 p.m. Tuesday, October 4th, 2011 8:30a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Monday to Friday excluding statutory holidays, from October 5th to October 13th, 2011 8:30 a.m. to4:00p,m. Friday, October 14th, 2011 QUALIFICATIONS FOR OFFICE A person is qualified to be nominated, elected, and to hold office as a member of local government if they meet the following criteria: • Canadian citizen; • 18 years of age or older; • resident of British Columbia for at least 6 months immediately before the day nomination papers are filed; • not disqualified by the Local Government Act or any other enactment from voting in an election in British Columbia or from being nominated for, being elected to, or holding office. Nomination documents are available at the Comox Valley Regional District offices, 600 Comox Road, Courtenay, BC (telephone 250-334-6000 or toll free 1-800-331-6007) during regular business hours. APPOINTMENTS MUST BE MADE WITH THE CHIEF ELECTION OFFICER TO SUBMIT NOMINATION DOCUMENTS. NO NOMINATIONS WILL BE ACCEPTED AFTER 4:00 P.M., FRIDAY, OCTOBER 14TH, 2011. James Warren Chief Election Officer

School District #71 Notice of 2011 Nominations Public Notice is given to the electors of School District No. 71 (Comox Valley) that a general local election will be held on Saturday, November 19, 2011 to elect the following: Area Office Electoral Area ‘A’ Baynes Sound – Denman/Hornby Islands School Trustee Electoral Area ‘B’ Lazo North School Trustee Electoral Area ‘C’ Puntledge-Black Creek School Trustee Nominations for qualified candidates will be received during the following times at the office of the chief election officer located at the offices of the Comox Valley Regional District, 600 Comox Road, Courtenay, B.C. 9:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Tuesday, October 4th, 2011 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Monday to Friday, excluding statutory holidays, from October 5th to October 13th, 2011 8:30 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. Friday, October 14th, 2011 QUALIFICATIONS FOR OFFICE A person is qualified to be nominated, elected and to hold office as a member of local government if they meet the following criteria:

• Canadian citizen; • 18 years of age or older; • resident of British Columbia for at least 6 months immediately before the day nomination papers are filed; and • not disqualified by the Local Government Act or any other enactment from voting in an election in British Columbia or from being nominated for, being elected to, or holding office. Nomination documents are available at the regional district offices, 600 Comox Road, Courtenay, B.C. (Telephone 250334-6000 or toll free 1-800-331-6007) during regular business hours. APPOINTMENTS MUST BE MADE WITH THE CHIEF ELECTION OFFICER TO SUBMIT NOMINATION DOCUMENTS. NO NOMINATIONS WILL BE ACCEPTED AFTER 4:00 P.M., FRIDAY, OCTOBER 14th, 2011 James Warren Chief Election Officer

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Village of Cumberland Residents NOTICE OF NOMINATION Public Notice is given to the electors of The Village of Cumberland that nominations for the offices of: Mayor (1); Councillors (4); and School Trustee (1) will be received by the Chief Election Officer or a designated person, from 9:00 am on Tuesday October 4, 2011 to 4:00pm on Friday October 14, 2011, excluding weekends and statutory holidays. Nomination documents are available at the Village office. Nomination documents will be available for view as they are received, at the Village office during normal business hours of 8:30am to 4:30pm, Monday through Friday, excluding Statutory holidays. QUALIFICATIONS FOR OFFICE A person is qualified to be nominated, elected and to hold office as a member of local government if they meet the following qualifications: • 18 years of age or older; and • Canadian citizen; and • resident of British Columbia for at least 6 months immediately before the day nomination papers are filed; and • is not disqualified by the Local Government Act or any other enactment from voting in an election in British Columbia or from being nominated for, being elected to, or holding office. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION please check out the Village website at www.cumberlandbc.net or contact: Joanne Rees, Chief Election Officer (jrees@cumberlandbc.net) Michelle Mason, Deputy Chief Election Officer (mmason@cumberlandbc.net) PO Box 340, 2673 Dunsmuir Avenue, Cumberland BC V0R 1S0 Telephone: 250 336-2291 Fax 250 336-2321

Public Notice is given to the electors of Denman Island and Hornby Island that a general local election will be held on Saturday, November 19, 2011 to elect the following: AREA OFFICE Denman Island (including Chrome, Sandy Local Trustee and Yellow Islands, Seal Islets and Lot 127 (Two to be elected) Lambert Channel) Hornby Island (including Flora and Toby Islands)

Local Trustee (Two to be elected)

Nominations for qualified candidates will be received during the following times at the office of the chief election officer located at the offices of the Comox Valley Regional District, 600 Comox Road, Courtenay, B.C. 9:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Tuesday, October 4th, 2011 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Monday to Friday, excluding statutory holidays, from October 5th to October 13th, 2011 8:30 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. Friday, October 14th, 2011 QUALIFICATIONS FOR OFFICE A person is qualified to be nominated, elected and to hold office as a member of local government if they meet the following criteria:

• Canadian citizen; • 18 years of age or older; • resident of British Columbia for at least 6 months immediately before the day nomination papers are filed; and • not disqualified by the Local Government Act or any other enactment from voting in an election in British Columbia or from being nominated for, being elected to, or holding office. Nomination documents are available at the regional district offices, 600 Comox Road, Courtenay, B.C. (Telephone 250334-6000 or toll free 1-800-331-6007) during regular business hours. APPOINTMENTS MUST BE MADE WITH THE CHIEF ELECTION OFFICER TO SUBMIT NOMINATION DOCUMENTS. NO NOMINATIONS WILL BE ACCEPTED AFTER 4:00 P.M., FRIDAY, OCTOBER 14th, 2011 James Warren Chief Election Officer


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COMOX VALLEY RECORD • Friday, September 23, 2011

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Film sneak previews soon World Community is once again presenting its challenging documentary film series at the North Island College Theatre, featuring Best of Fest screenings. There will also be sneak previews of films that will be featured in the 2012 World Community Film Festival in February. The first screening will be Dirty Business: Clean Coal and the Battle for Our Energy Future on Sept. 26 at 7:30 p.m. Dirty Business reveals the true

social and environmental costs of coal, examining what it means to be so dependent upon a 19th-century technology that is the largest single source of greenhouse gases. It goes on to tell the stories of innovators who are pointing the way to an alternative green energy future Dirty Business seeks answers in a series of stories shot in China, Saskatchewan, Kansas, West Virginia, Nevada and New York. Admission is by donation. — World Community Films

IN THIS VIEW from the now-gone Comox Wharf, you can see buildings that include the Elk Hotel, Robb barnhouse and Rodello Store. PHOTO COURTESY OF COMOX ARCHIVES AND MUSEUM

Four-storey hotel in Comox? Every Friday we feature Valley history taken from our back issues. Five years ago this week in the Comox Valley Record: A waterfront boardwalk, tiered seating for events and a series of public-access stores with restaurant and coffee shop under a hotel were among the plans for Marina Park by Comox Bay Land Investments. Even with that scenario based on a proposed 50,000square-foot land swap with the Town, and a four-storey hotel, company president Mike Hawitt said feedback was positive. Comox Valley Economic Development officer John Watson said the proposal would be a big step towards revitalizing the area. Ten years ago this week in the Comox Valley Record: Longtime Comox clerk-administrator Helen Dale died suddenly from an apparent heart attack Sept. 19 during a cycling trip to Denman Island. Mayor George Kirkwood said news of Dale’s death came as a shock to her family and friends. “This is so hard to believe,” he said. “Helen was so hard-working and full of life, determined and kind. She was too young, she was only in her early-60s.” Council cancelled its weekly meeting but appointed Richard Kanigan, who had been Dale’s assistant, as interim administrator. Fifteen years ago this week in the Comox Valley Record: Plans for the aquatic centre included a wave pool, a 25-metre, eight-

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STANFIELD lane pool and a water slide, the Comox Valley Sports Centre Commission announced. The 3,200-squaremetre aquatic centre is to be built at North Island College, pending the outcome of a referendum. The proposal also included a 3,900square-metre ice arena added to the Sports Centre. Twenty years ago this week in the Comox Valley Record: Election campaigns were smoking up the track as four candidates prepared to carry their party’s colours into the fray locally, anticipating an election call by Premier Rita Johnston. Social Credit MLA

Stan Hagen expected a close contest from a field of challengers including Margaret Lord of the NDP, Alicia Burns of the Liberals and Richard Porter of the Green Party. Twenty five years ago this week in the Comox Valley Record: Conservation officers had their hands full with bear complaints this year — and it was

going to worsen, according to a local CO. Bears, heading into the lower populated regions because of poor berry crops in higher wilderness areas, were sighted everywhere from downtown Courtenay to downtown Campbell River. A bear trap had even bet set up near Vanier Secondary School. There were 58 bear complaints in August.

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To err is human, to be featured on Leno is divine Has one of your “Rain biggest factor in deepest fears ever hap- flooding.” pened to you? When I covered a Jay Leno has been Comox Valley Regionshaming newspapers al District meeting since 1987 with his recently, that seemed Monday night Headlines segment. That means I have dreaded being featured by Leno for almost a quarter of a century. In case you’re not familiar with the popular segment of the Tonight Show, scads of readers submit silly headlines, embarrassing typos, tasteless ads and miscellaneous screwups from newspapers all JAY LENO over the world. My nightmare like a self-evident conbecame reality two clusion for a consultant to reach. Monday nights ago. His report to the Working through the latest batch, Leno CVRD, though, took came to the next item, into account clearcutquickly assessed it and ting, BC Hydro’s dam tapped the side of his on the Puntledge, head several times with incoming tides at the a finger, his expression mouth of the Courtenay clearly communicating, River, global warming and other factors. “Well, duh.” Yet without the conThen he unveiled a headline that said, text of the story, the

headline doesn’t seem like a real surprise. Although newspaper headlines are not usually written by the people who write the stories, I had nobody to blame but myself for this one. It was my story, my headline. Faithful Headlines watchers Pat and Bob Lavoie of Courtenay chuckled when they saw it in the Record, and were thrilled when Leno used it. After Pat phoned to identify herself as the culprit who ratted on me, she said she wasn’t sure how I would take it. Not well at first, I admitted, although I can see the humour in it now. Horrified at first, I’m not sure how mortified to be now. For one thing, there were dumber, more embarrassing things in the same segment. How about an obviously downscale eatery advertising inside restrooms? Or a car dealer

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job opening for a meat cutter/rapper? To my friends at the other twice-a-week paper in the Valley, which Tweeted about a “really dumb headline,” be careful because you could be next. Community newspaper people have daunting workloads and regular deadlines. As I am fond of saying, “It

is far too easy to make a mistake in a newspaper.” Or to tick people off without even trying. For some reason, it seems much easier for people to express displeasure than satisfaction. Such is life, and it’s all part of our playing field. After four decades in journalism, I take most

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COMOX VALLEY RECORD • Friday, September 23, 2011

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Gray jays‘fearless, adventuresome and inquisitive’ Shortened days and cool nights remind us that fall is just around the corner. This is a very important time for wildlife, as some prepare to migrate to their winter feeding grounds, or in the case of year-round residents, it is a time to harvest and store their winter supplies. A recent visit to Mount Washington reacquainted me with a unique bird that is busily preparing for the harsh winter ahead; it also reminded me how we often innocently interfere with this process. Fearless, adventuresome and inquisitive the gray jay or “whiskey jack� is well known to hikers, skiers and visitors to the mountain. These birds are also known to provide companionship to hunters or homesteaders in remote areas where they become trusting and friendly. Gray jays are part of the Corvid family, which includes crows, ravens and stellar jays, and they are known to be highly intelligent. Found predominately in Canadian coniferous forests, they live at higher elevations preferring pine, balsam and fir trees. Similar in size to a robin, they are designed to manoeuvre through the forest with great agility. Their short, rounded wings and long tails allow them to abruptly change direction and their strong legs and feet provide clinging power, enabling them to hang upside down on tree trunks. As their name suggests, they are a combination of gray shades from light bodies, dark heads and pearl gray throats, cheeks and breasts. Black beaks are surrounded by gray whiskers and their lustrous brown eyes are highlighted in dark gray. Unlike stellar jays, they lack crested head feathers. Gray jays have exceptionally dense, downy feathers to insulate them against the extreme winter temperatures and snowy conditions. Appearing silently out of the forest, they hop from branch to branch and suddenly start chattering noisily, announcing their presence. On Mount Washington these birds have now become habituated to humans and can be very aggressive towards them, dive

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unique, they select the morsel and cover it in saliva — often they have more than one piece in their mouths. They then find a nook or cranny in a tree or rock crevice in which to hide the food, or will even stick the food to pine needles. If you do decide to feed these birds, you should always wash or sanitize your hands. These birds especially are known to be carriers of diseases that

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Friday, September 23, 2011 • COMOX VALLEY RECORD

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Road rules bent for work in progress Hey, that machine is driving on the wrong side of the road! Can that utility truck park like that while they fix the overhead wires? These are just two of similar questions that the public often ask. The answer is yes, as long as it is done safely. Part Three of the Motor Vehicle Act contains the driving rules like speeding, stopping at stop signs and which

side of the road to drive on. Section 120 exempts persons, vehicles and other equipment while actually engaged in highway or public utility, construction or maintenance work on, under or over the surface of a highway while at the site of the work from the provisions of Part Three. This exemption is tempered by Section 121. It says that the driv-

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SCHEWE er of a vehicle referred to in Section 120 will drive with due regard for safety, considering all the circumstances including the nature, condition and use of the highway and the amount of traffic that is or may be on it.

Industrial Health and Safety Regulations also play a role. They require that traffic control be provided whenever the unregulated movement of vehicular traffic is a hazard to workers. It goes on to explain what types of traffic controls may be required, and how to use them. Vehicles that use the exemptions in Section 120 are almost always equipped with flashing amber lamps. The pub-

lic is advised to slow down and be prepared to stop when encountering these vehicles on the roadway. For more information on this topic, visit www.drivesmartbc.ca. Questions or comments are welcome by e-mail to comments@drivesmartbc.ca. Tim Schewe is a retired RCMP constable with many years of traffic law enforcement experience. His column appears Friday.

Speaker will explain Law of Attraction Women’s show this weekend at Comox Community Centre “It hasn’t just arrived,” says Lauren MacLauclan, author of The Law of Attraction how to book. “It’s been here since the dawn of time — always is, always was, and always will be,” says MacLauclan. “Socrates, Einstein, and Edison are just a few who have helped immortalize the Law of Attraction in their writings and teachings, and now that Quantum Physics has actually proved its existence, we can start using it to enhance our lives.” Lauren is a former registered nurse who is now a Law of Attraction trainer, coach and facilitator living in Courtenay. She teaches people how to use the Law of Attraction to attract events and circumstances that improve their lives in all areas.

So just what is the Law of Attraction all about? “Well, you know how some people just seem to experience one negative event after another? And how others experience synchronous positive events? “Like my friend a real estate agent here in Courtenay — after taking my seminar, she sold three houses in one week — in a soft market! The truth is, that she attracted all of those fortuitous events into her life. And anyone can learn to do this, and use the Law to their great advantage all of the time. “So that is what I teach in my seminars and coaching sessions — I teach a four-step formula that gives people all of the tools, techniques and scripts that they need to tap into the Law of Attraction so that they can apply it to attract more deeply rewarding, happy and satisfying lives.” “I am certainly glad that I’ve taken Lauren’s seminar on the Law of Attraction,” says Judy van Nus

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of Remax Ocean Pacific. “I did sell three houses in one week after the seminar! “What I learned is that I can implement the four-step formula anytime, and that this ensures that I will always have steady growth in my business, despite fluctuations in the market.” For more information, phone Lauren at 250-338-6693 or check www.lawofattractiontrainingroom.com. She will speak from 9:30 to 10:30 a.m. on

Saturday at the Comox Community Centre at the West Coast Women’s Show. It runs Saturday from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. and Sunday from

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CALENDAR Editor’s note: This caletndar 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 itetms 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.

Adopt-A-Pal, at Woofy’s, 2400 Cliffe Ave., 11 a.m.–2 p.m. FMI: 250-218-7223, www.kittycatpals.com.

SPANISH Conversation Group: Anyone wishing to practise Spanish invited to join weekly group meeting either Tuesday or Wednesday evening/daytime. FMI: 250-334-2031.

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Friday, Sept. 23 ST. JOSEPH’S Hospital Auxiliary Society Tag Day in Courtenay. Watch for taggers in red coats. Funds raised help pay for new bus for residents of The Views. FMI: 250-339-1407. C.V. NEWCOMERS’ Women’s Walking Group (for those living in Comox Valley less than 2 years) meets for Seal Bay walk; meet at Home Depot (recycling area), 8:50 a.m. Carpool. FMI: Bonnie 250-941-3836, Val 250-8714665, Susanne 250-941-5478, www.cvnewcomers.blogspot.com. EVERGREEN Seniors Friday Night Dance with music by Crosstown Express, Rotary Hall, Florence Filberg Centre, 8 p.m. FMI: 250-338-1000.

Saturday, Sept. 24 ST. JOSEPH’S Hospital Auxiliary Society Tag Day in Comox. Watch for taggers in red coats. Funds raised help pay for new bus for residents of The Views. FMI: 250-339-1407. C.V. FARMERS’ Market with entertainment by David Stevenson & Black Swan Fiddlers, 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 Saturday morning meditation, First & Penrith, 9–9:45 a.m. Variety of styles & leadership; no registration or fee; all welcome. FMI: Julianne 250400-7084. C.V. HORTICULTURAL Society’s Plant Sale, Florence Filberg Centre, 9:30–11:30 a.m. FMI: Isabel Petch 250338-4047, Astrid Davidson daveastrid@shaw.ca. MENNONITE Churches of Black Creek sponsor East Africa Famine Relief Fundraiser – Community Salmon Barbecue, Black Creek United Mennonite Church, 2277 Enns Rd., 11 a.m.–2 p.m. FMI: 778-420-2015. KITTY Cat P.A.L Society Adopt-A-Pal, at Driftwood Mall, 10:30 a.m.–2:30 p.m., and at Wagz, 463 Fifth St., 11 a.m.–2 p.m. FMI: 250-2187223, www.kittycatpals.com. ST. JOHN the Divine Anglican Church hosts Magic With A Gospel Message show with magician Donald Dunphy, Parish Hall, 579–5th St., Courtenay, 2:30 p.m. FMI: 250-334-4331. CALGARY medium/clairvoyant Stephen Craig holds demonstration of mediumship, Lions Den, Comox, 7 p.m. Admission by donation to Extended Care Units at St. Joseph’s Hospital. FMI: Linda 250-339-6573. OLD TIME Fiddlers Branch 17 monthly dance, Fallen Alders Community Hall, Royston, doors 7:30 p.m. Admission $7/adult, $1/child. FMI: Lorraine 250-336-8302.

Sunday, Sept. 25 KITTY Cat P.A.L Society

Monday, Sept. 26 OCEAN Waves Square Dance Club classes every Monday evening, Courtenay Anglican Church, 579 Fifth St., 7–9 p.m. All welcome; dress casual. Free this Monday. FMI: Cathy or Guy 250-3387942. C.V. SCOTTISH Country Dancers meet Monday evenings. Beginners welcome. FMI: Heather 250-338-9060, www.cvscottishcountrydance.org. C.V. WRITERS’ Drop-In Critiquing Circle meets, Muir Gallery, 440 Anderton Ave., Courtenay, 7 p.m. All interested welcome; bring sample of your writing. FMI: 250336-8772, johnbritton23@ gmail.com.

Wednesday, Sept. 28 C.V. FARMERS’ Market with entertainment by Allan Jossul, Comox Bay Farm, Comox Road, Courtenay, 9 a.m.noon. Final Wednesday Market for the year. FMI: Mkt. Mgr. Vickey 250-218-0321, www.comoxvalleyfarmersmarket.com.

Friday, Sept. 30 C.V. NEWCOMERS’ Women’s Walking Group (for those living in Comox Valley less than 2 years) meets for Comox Marina walk; meet at Port Augusta Marina, 8:50 a.m. FMI: Gina 250-890-9336, BettyLou 250-218-7908, Doris 250-871-3407, www.cvnewcomers.blogspot.com. BRANCH 28 Cumberland Legion Soup & Sandwich, 11 a.m.–1 p.m.

Saturday, Oct. 1 CUMBERLAND United Church offers Saturday morning meditation, First & Penrith, 9–9:45 a.m. Variety of styles & leadership; no registration or fee; all welcome. FMI: Julianne 250400-7084. COURTENAY & District Museum presents Headquarters Creek Woodlot Tour with Harold Macy, 10 a.m. Free admission; space limited. FMI/reservations: 250-3340686. OCEAN Waves Square Dance Club Harvest Dance with callers Fran & Roger Archambault & cuers Lorna & Carmen Corbet, Florence Filberg Centre, 7:30–10 p.m. FMI: Cathy or Guy 250-3387942.

Sunday, Oct. 2 COMOX Seniors Centre presents d’Esterre House Dance with varied dance lessons by Eric Lam, 1801 Beaufort Ave., 2–5 p.m. FMI: arabella888@ gmail.com, 250-941-8885.

Thursday, Oct. 6 C.V. PADDLERS host presentation Tips for the Paddling Photographer by Boomer Jerritt of Strathcona Photography, Lions Den (below Comox Dollar Store), 7 p.m. All welcome. FMI: 250-3348361.

Saturday, Oct. 15 OCEAN Waves Square Dance Club with callers Fran & Roger Archambault & cuers Lorna & Carmen Corbet, Florence Filberg Centre, 7:30–10 p.m. FMI: Cathy or Guy 250-338-7942.

Wednesday, Oct. 26 ABORIGINAL Education Council (Comox Valley School District) AGM, Aboriginal Education Centre, 665–16th St. (down lane, green building behind Courtenay Elementary School), 5:30 p.m. If your child is First Nations, Metis or Inuit, parent/guardian representatives needed. Dinner & on-site childcare provided. FMI: Bruce Carlos 250-331-4040.


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Airline flights lift economy An economic impact study released late last week by the Comox Valley Airport (YQQ) shows that adding new flights would pump millions of dollars into the local economy. The Comox Valley Airport released the results of a new economic impact study that demonstrates the extensive benefits to the local economy from potential new air service in the Comox Valley. “An airport connects a community to the rest of the world and promotes economic well being within that community,” said CEO Shirley de Silva. “The economic impact of a new air service is impressive and demonstrates what an important investment YQQ is for the Comox Valley as a whole. For example, establishing a once-daily service to the United States would result in more than $24 million in direct annual economic impact for this area.” The study conducted by InterVISTAS Consulting Group reports on the direct impact a new air service would have on the airport and visitor spending in the Comox Valley. InterVISTAS is a leading worldwide aviation consulting firm that conducts studies which document the wide ranging economic stimulus generated by an airport. The study completed for YQQ takes employment, wages, gross domestic product (GDP) and economic output into account. “Each time a plane lands at YQQ, it generates labour hours for individuals involved in handling passengers, their baggage and the aircraft,” said de Silva. “Direct impacts

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$13.5 $6.9 $1.4

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Barktique holding open house Ever wonder what would become of the historic old white house at 1335 Cliffe Avenue (next to Sure Copy) in Courtenay that was the residence of the illustrious Dr. Theal for many years? Talented and creative Joy is excited to officially open the doors

of Hair of the Dog PetSpa & Barktique at her historic old house at that address. She is giving a free nail clip for any cat or dog that comes to the open house this Saturday from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Call Hair of the Dog at 250-8711691 for more details.

* One person year equals 1,832 hours (the equivalent to a fulltime employee).

LANDING AIRLINE FLIGHTS at the Comox Valley Airport means substantial economic spinoffs for the region.

SHIRLEY de SILVA

The final report, which can be found at comoxairport.com/ about us/publications, details numerous findings, including the combined direct annual impact on the airport and visitor spending for each of the three potential new air service scenarios. In pursuit of its strategic vision to expand

Successful airports need success❝ ful and profitable aviation partners, and without them, we would be unable to justify our existence.

❞Shirley de Silva

can also be attributed to businesses within the terminal building. The establishment of new air service at YQQ would also bring in more tourists who will spend money on food, lodging and entertainment in the Comox Valley region.” The study looked at three potential scenarios and the associated economic benefit for each: • A once-daily yearround domestic air passenger service operated with a 119-seat B737-600 aircraft; • A once-daily yearround transborder air passenger service operated with a 70-seat Q400 aircraft; • A once-weekly seasonal international air passenger service to Europe operated with a 250-seat aircraft.

air service, the Comox Valley Airport has been working for the past 10 months to identify and build business cases for possible new routes. Following the release of this economic study, YQQ will now work to finalize an incentive program that will help strengthen its business case for airlines. “Airlines must invest substantial upfront costs to initiate a new service,” said de Silva. “As airlines face more and more pressure to decrease their costs,

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DEADLINE EXTENDED For discontinuation of Prepaid Paper Tickets We have extended the deadline for customers to transfer the value of their existing Prepaid Paper Tickets onto a BC Ferries’ Experience™ Card until September 30, 2011. The BC Ferries’ Experience™ Card is an innovative product which has replaced the old Prepaid Paper Tickets. As of October 1, 2011, Prepaid Paper Tickets for Hornby Island and Cortes Island will no longer have a monetary value and can not be exchanged onto a BC Ferries’ Experience™ Card.

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Friday, September 23, 2011 • COMOX VALLEY RECORD

EDITORIAL

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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

Where are the candidates? With less than two months to go before provincewide municipal elections, incumbents and challengers are playing their cards close to the vest. Comox Valley voters will decide Nov. 19 who will be the mayors and councillors for Courtenay, Comox and Cumberland. We will choose School District 71 trustees. Rural voters will select directors for Areas A (Baynes Sound-The Islands), B (Lazo North) and Area C (Puntledge-Black Creek) on the Comox Valley Regional District board. Denman and Hornby residents will vote on Islands Trust representatives. Most of the incumbents we have polled have been coy about their plans. Candidates will choose the timing of their announcements, but it’s time to hear who’s seeking three-year terms and who’s not. We know for sure that Jim Gillis is defending the Area B CVRD seat he wrested from Barbara Price almost three years ago, Rick Grinham will try to return to the school board instead of running for mayor of Cumberland and Erik Eriksson will again seek a Courtenay council seat. What will be issues in the various campaigns? Homelessness and a growing taxpayer revolt centred on Lewis Centre expansion are good bets in Courtenay. Comox, which seems to make huge issues out of the strangest things such as drive-thrus, is ironically debating about election signs. The fortunes of Cumberland incumbents will turn on how to handle development, and could be affected by how mayor and council dealt with The Big Time Out. After the previous school board was voted out en masse, who knows what might happen this time? Lingering busing problems are aggravating many parents. None of the three elected CVRD directors were returned in 2007. The Regional Growth Strategy, and fear of growth, riled some rural residents since. Could that still be an election issue? Stay tuned. editor@comoxvalleyeditor.com

Record Question of the Week This week: After the earthquake Sept. 9, 39 per cent of respondents replied that they are taking steps to prepare for the next one. Next week: Are you looking forward to voting in the Nov. 19 municipal elections? Visit www. comoxvalleyrecord.com and vote in the Poll. Aft hearing complaints After from neighbours, the Salvation Army is taking measures to address concerns about its shelter on Pidcock Avenue.

A B.C. government news release announcing a session Thursday seeking budget input arrived Tuesday after our deadline for Wednesday’s paper.

Motorcyclists helping others Dear editor, We are responding to George Peters’ uniformed rant (Record, Sept. 21) regarding the recent motorcycle run for the hospital. Let us correct several comments made by Mr. Peters. First of all, there were not several hundred motorcycles on the run that day, but 116. We are not anti-social bullies, but retired military, who have served their country with pride, retired men and women from various occupations, business owners, medical professionals, attorneys, pastors, church-goers, volunteers and, yes, police officers. Many people come and stand on the side of the road just to see and hear the bikes go past, with smiles and a friendly wave. Some, but certainly not all, of the machines on the run have loud pipes. The Totem Riders had requested a police escort, but for reasons unexplained, the RCMP did not attend this year’s event, possibly due to the small turnout last year due to cold, wet weather.

We are not antisocial bullies, but retired military, who have served their country with pride, retired men and women from various occupations, business owners, medical professionals, attorneys, pastors, church-goers, volunteers and, yes, police officers.

I’m certain the vast majority of drivers were not upset being delayed for a couple of minutes on a Sunday afternoon. The ride this year raised over $3,000 for the hospital to purchase much-needed equipment. Mr. Peters also failed to mention the large number of very loud, large pickup trucks with four-inch exhaust pipes, boom boxes, etc. As for the suggestion of running a marathon, this type of event would have a much larger

impact on the local traffic patterns than our ride, with dozens of streets needing to be blocked off, and disrupting traffic for hours. We are proud members of the local chapter of the Southern Cruisers Riding club. Over the past few years we have raised well over $1,000 for Children’s Variety Charity of BC, made Christmas dinner and purchased gifts for a small local church congregation and the homeless and participated in the Breast Cancer Ride and Ride for Dad, which raised thousands of dollars for cancer research. We are currently organizing a dance and auction to support a family in need. The Totem Riders and other groups equally support good causes. We would invite Mr. Peters to drop by the A&W across from Driftwood Mall where some of us gather for coffee from 10:30 a.m. until noon or so, and spend some time with us “anti-social bullies.” He will discover quite the opposite is true. Gary and Sue Purvess, Courtenay

Does CVRD need spokesperson? Dear editor, I read Scott Stanfield’s article about our tax dollars at work (Record, Sept. 16) with interest. The comments from well-paid, local government administrators are very insightful. I have talked with, and met a number of, local government employees who work on our behalf and they are very professional and dedicated. It is interesting that the administrators see their roles as leaders and proponents of change. Is this not the role of our elected representatives? I am well aware of the accomplishments, and appreciate the work of our CVRD elected rep-

resentatives Gillis, Grieve and Jolliffe, in the past three years and hope that they will continue their good work. Their work has just begun, when we read of the need for a CVRD corporate spokesperson to speak for the CVRD CEO. I can understand the BC Ferry Corporation employing a corporate spokesperson when the ferry corporation has done

such a dismal job — sinking the Queen of the North, raising fares continuously and paying CEO a pension that equals the salary of Mr. Gray and Ms. Oakman. We enjoy a great life in the Comox Valley, but we should be looking to the future when our grandchildren will be paying the bill. CVRD corporate spokesperPhil Harrison, son, indeed. Area B

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Experience at food bank could be more respectful Dear editor, After reading the front page article on the relocation efforts being made on behalf of the food bank, It reminded me of the time I needed a little help. The overall experience was tolerable but the process could certainly be reviewed. Once a person has managed to find a parking spot and joins everyone waiting in line, the fun begins. Children running out of control, some people sitting on the ground and then you get the chatty ones that have to tell you their life story. It’s a very small place to begin with so only a certain number of people are permit-

I understand the concept of identi❝ fication but do you really need everyone else to know your personal information or situation? More discretion should be used to ensure the privacy of the client is being protected. ted into the distribution area at one time. The mom who brings her five children, plus another adult to help out with carrying the box of supplies should arrange for a sitter beforehand. When you enter the door, a lady sitting behind a counter asks you for a little information, like your full name and address and phone number, are you still with (using the first name of your wife

or husband) and have you used this service before? I understand the concept of identification but do you really need everyone else to know your personal information or situation? More discretion should be used to ensure the privacy of the client is being protected. Once that embarrassing moment is over, the lady will give you a piece of torn cardboard with a num-

Zoning not the issue in finding new location Dear editor, This is my reply to the news article regarding the food bank (Record, Sept. 21) Ms. Gina Mackay states the issue is a zoning problem of commercial as opposed to industrial. The food bank was previously located at 1126F Piercy Ave. in Courtenay for 21 years, from July 1985 to the end of October 2007. It was then and still is zoned I2, so her argument is not valid. Zoning is not the issue. Our real estate agent has been in conversation with Gina also. He told me the reason the City doesn’t want the food bank there is because of complaints from the neighbouring businesses and that the City would come down hard on him and his

JEFF HAMPTON

associates, if he proceeded to lease to us. We have no bread trucks delivering to us. We pick up daily with our van from all the stores. We get one milk order a week via freight truck and one delivery a week from a company using a fiveton truck. Our clients create a parking problem usually the first two Thursdays each month for maybe two to two and a half hours in

the morning. One of the considerations from the City is that we resolve this issue. However, go down to that address any weekday afternoon and see the street congestion from other businesses currently there. Ms. Mackay emphatically told us it was a problem mainly about complaints from the other businesses that ultimately decided we couldn’t relocate there. Jeff Hampton, Courtenay Editor’s note: Jeff Hampton is the president of the Comox Valley Food Bank.

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New president of local potters learned craft from ground up Paula Wild

painted clothing company, Sandler continued to teach music twice a week and spend as many hours as possible throwing pots. Then she apprenticed to a professional potter. “That allowed me to learn all aspects of the business such as packing and shipping and exhib-

year and dreamed of retiring there,” she says. “One day, we decided to do it now rather than The first time Cori Sandler later. We ended up in Union Bay touched clay, it felt better than and love it.” anything she’d ever experienced. Sandler is the featured artist For five days all she did was at the Potters Place for the month eat, sleep and immerse her hands of September. in the warm wet substance. “It felt In her typical all or nothing like home,” she says. fashion, Sandler quickly That was 25 years became involved with ago. Now a profesWe came out every year and dreamed of the local potting club sional potter, Sandler’s and the Potters Place. work is exhibited in retiring there (Hornby Island). One day, we “One of the best Toronto and various decided to do it now rather than later. We things about the club galleries on the West ended up in Union Bay and love it. is its affiliation with Coast. Last year she Island College,” Cori Sandler North moved to the Comox she says. “We meet Valley; this month she there one Wednesday a became president of the Comox month and pay rent by donatValley Potters Club. ing equipment the potting studio “Due to renovations it wasn’t needs. They have numerous kilns possible to set up my studio or we can use and if you take a potkiln right away,” says Sandler. “So ting course, you have access to the I went looking for the local clay facility all the time.” community. Wherever you go, potMany club members took their ters are great about helping and first potting course at North supporting each other.” Island College with Alan Burgess In addition to the Potters Club, and can’t speak highly enough an organization more than 50 about his support and encourageyears old, Sandler also discovment. “The college and Alan have ered the Potters Place, a 19-yearhad a huge influence on potters in old collective of potters and an the Comox Valley,” notes Sandler. incredible connection to North But the Potters Club isn’t just Island College. about making pottery. They’re “It was wonderful to find such members of Potters Without a rich community of potters in the Borders and Potters for Peace, place I’d dreamed of living in for organizations that help people in so long,” she says. Third World countries create and Sandler was introduced to develop ceramic water filters. clay while visiting a friend on The club also hosts two Christan Alberta farm. At the end of mas sales annually, one in Campher visit she returned to Toronto bell River and the other at the and looked for a way to continue Florence Filberg Centre in Courexploring this intriguing new eletenay (on Nov. 26 this year). These ment. She joined a potters’ coevents are fundraisers for club operative and within two weeks initiatives. “We also support other was a key member. community organizations by pro“That meant I got a key to the viding space at the sales for them door so I could spend as much time to fundraise and increase awareas I wanted there,” she explains. ness about their organization.” “After a while other members A third sale takes place at the noticed that I was sitting in the Driftwood Mall at the end of Jansame chair and wearing the same uary. “This is the club’s seconds clothes that were getting covered iting at large events,” she says. “It sale,” says Sandler. “Although the in increasing layers of clay. They was wonderful.” term second is often only in the told me I had to go home at least In the meantime, Sandler and eye of the creator.” once a day.” The Potters Club also supports her partner fell in love with HornWhile phasing out her hand- by Island. “We came out every YANA by providing handcrafted Record Arts

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POTTER CORI SANDLER is the new president of the Comox Valley Potters Club and the featured artist of the month for September at the Potters Place in downtown Courtenay. Some examples of her work can be seen at left. PHOTOS BY ERIN HALUSCHAK chili bowls as a fundraiser and maintains a fund for Potters in Distress due to health or financial problems. Workshops featuring local and international potters are held several times a year. “We also provide an annual bursary to a clay student at North Island College,” says Sandler. The Potters Place, a collective of more than 30 potters, is a separate entity than the club. “To ensure high quality, all work is juried,” explains Sandler. “Some people donate their time by working in the store; others sell their work on consignment.” The Potters Place moved to its current location in downtown

Courtenay’s Artisan’s Courtyard in 1996. “Next year we plan to hold a gala celebration to honour the long-time members of the Potters Club,” says Sandler. “And I’m thrilled to be the in Valley and look forward to many happy hours of potting and promoting the club.” For more information, visit https://www.facebook.com/#!/ groups/cvpotters/, www.thepottersplace.ca, www.thepottersplace.ca or www.corisandler.com. Those interested in becoming a member of the Comox Valley Potters Club or having a table at a Christmas sale can contact Sandler at cori@corisandler.com or 778-427-4001.

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SSO conductor raves about young Island pianist Carol Sheehan Special to the Record

Carter Johnson has returned home from the Canadian Federation of Music Teachers’ Associations’ National Piano Competition in Regina with arms full of awards. Chosen as B.C.’s representative, the outstanding Campbell River pianist has a string of accomplishments and awards that are all the more impressive considering he is only 14. Seasoned indeed. Beginning piano lessons at age five, and ever championed by his Gabriola Island grandmother, Lorna Davison, Carter represented the North Island at the provincial competition for six consecutive years. He won first place at the 2009 Junior Canadian Provincial competition, and first in both the Ruth Scott Chopin Competition and the prestigious Virginia Graczak Competition in 2010. In 2011, Johnson won first place in the Intermediate Canadian Competition. That same year, he then went on to win the Strathcona Symphony Orchestra’s Concerto Competition, sponsored by Balfe Somers Wealth Management of RBC Dominion Securities. SSO maestro Pippa Williams was enthusiastic in describing Carter Johnson. “We were so excited to work with this fine young musician,” she said. “In his audition, his joie de vivre really came out … his personality shone in his outstanding performance. Clearly he showed us not only musical mastery, but that he loved what he was doing. We’re very fortunate, as an orchestra, to have his perspectives as a soloist, his professionalism, and his positive attitude.” The Canadian Federation of Music Teachers encompasses all provinces and the Yukon, with a membership of approximately 3,500. The CFMTA’s mission is to “promote musical excellence through the many workshops, master classes and musical events held by our member provinces/ territories and our branches throughout Canada.” For the CFMTA’s biannual National Piano Competition event, one competitor from each Canadian

PIANIST CARTER JOHNSON with the string members of the internationally acclaimed Gryphon Trio — Analee Patipatanakoon (violin) and Roman Borys (cello). province is chosen. Representatives must be students of Registered Music Teachers and must be 24 or under. In this year’s competition, only three competitors — one from Saskatchewan, one from Alberta, and one from British Columbia — advanced to the final round. Each contestant played for 45

minutes. After playing pieces by Bach, Beethoven, Chopin and Hétu in the semifinal round, Carter played Alberto Ginastera’s Suite de Danzas Criollas, Op. 15, Chopin’s Scherzo No. 2, Op. 31 and Ballade, Op., 118, No. 3 by Johannes Brahms in the final round. Adjudicators Christine Vanderkooy, James

Parker, and Kathleen Lohrenz Gable awarded the 2011 National Piano Competition’s second place (with a prize of $3,000) to Johnson. He was also awarded the $1,000 Willard Schultz prize for best performance of a baroque composition. “I was just beaming inside,” enthused Johnson. “I was proud

and felt blessed to do so well. Grandma gave me the biggest hug — ever!” His teacher, Shelly Roberts, beamed. A highlight of the July competition was for each finalist to join the string members of the internationally acclaimed Gryphon Trio — Analee Patipatanakoon on violin and Roman Borys on cello — for a performance of Canadian composer David McIntyre’s Piano Trio No. 1. McIntyre adjudicated the finalists’ presentation of his trio and chose Johnson as the winner for the Best Performance of the Piano Trio, awarding him a prize of $500. “You took lots of interpretive risks with my trio,” McIntyre told Carter, “and they paid off!” What’s next for this talented young musician? “I’ll continue to

play and teach,” said Johnson, “and then of course school is only going to get busier. I hope to enter the Canadian Music Competition next year. The preliminary and semifinal rounds for B.C. take place in Vancouver

and the location of the national final changes every year.” The next CFMTA National Piano Competition will be held in July 2013 in Halifax. Carter Johnson will be 16. Want to bet he’ll be a finalist?

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‘Charismatic performer’ returning to Comox Valley In a darkened bedroom, lit only by the amber glow from an old floor model radio, two young brothers aged six and 12 lay in their beds, listening to the country music broadcasts from the Grand Ol’ Opry, and practised their harmonies. Two years later, the youngest one was playing the definitive eight-year-old’s version of Desolation Row on his ukulele. He soon abandoned that instrument to teach himself the flute, violin and guitar. Within 10 years, and barely out of high school, Garnet Rogers was on the road as a full- time working musician with his older brother Stan. Together, they formed what has come to be accepted as one of the most influential acts in North American folk music. Since then, Garnet has established himself as “one of the major talents of our time.” Hailed by the Boston Globe as a “charismatic performer and singer,” Garnet is a man with a powerful physical presence — close to six and a half feet tall — with a voice to match. With his “smooth, dark baritone” (Washington Post), his incredible range and thoughtful, dramatic phrasing, Garnet is widely considered by fans and critics alike to be one of the finest singers anywhere. His music, like the

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MacLeod playwright due to‘flukey’ experience Actor reading her writing aloud got her hooked Bill Walton Special to the Record

One of Canada’s most renowned playwrights admits that it was “a great and flukey experience” that made her start writing for the stage. Joan MacLeod was attending the Banff Centre for the Arts as a poet, but started hanging out with a group of playwrights and actors who were also there. As a finale to the session, everyone was expected to give a reading from their work. The “great and flukey experience” was that she had a pro actor read her work while she sat in the audience. She was instantly hooked. “It was like discovering plays for the first time and falling in love with the form,” she says. Her first play, Jewel, a monologue by the widow of a man killed when the oil-drilling platform Ocean Ranger sank off Newfoundland in 1982, was another learning experience for Joan. When it premiered at the Tarragon Theatre in Toronto, Joan was a last-minute replacement for the scheduled actor. She had next to no acting experience and this encounter

PLAYWRIGHT JOAN MACLEOD will be present on opening night as Courtenay Little Theatre presents her play Homechild. impacted greatly on the way she has since written for the stage. However, she hopes she never has to appear

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It’s no secret that the Comox Valley is home to many talented artists, and a report by Courtenay community services director Randy Wiwchar shows the number of artists living and working in the Valley actually exceeds the national average. There are more than 1,000 painters, sculptors, ceramic and fiber, wood, graphic and media artists and crafts persons in the Comox Valley — which is more than double the national average, according to Wiwchar, whose information came from Discover Comox Valley. “The Comox Valley is a better place for the arts we have,” he told Courtenay council last week as he presented an update on the city’s Utility Box Painting and Youth Mural Mentorship programs. “The City has had lengthy involvement in arts and cultural activities, including through the establishment of the Comox Valley Centre for the Arts, as well as its support of the Sid Williams Theatre and Courtenay Museum,” Wiwchar wrote in his report to council. “Courtenay has developed many partnerships within the arts

community and continues to be a leader in the enhancement of arts and culture. “As well, Courtenay has had several initiatives dealing with graffiti reduction, including the Utility Box and

graffiti problem. Graffiti artists have been good about not painting on (the murals).

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Youth Mural Mentorship programs. Both have been successful in reducing graffiti and at the same time have added beauty to Courtenay’s downtown.” The Utility Box Painting Program was started in 2010 with funding from BC Hydro. Eight BC Hydro boxes were painted, with the majority completed last fall. In 2011, Telus sponsored the painting of 13 utility boxes. Eight local artists have participated in the program, including Benjamin Dunstan, Tracy Kobus, Teresa L’Hirondelle, Jenja McIntyre, MaryAnne Moore, Marilyn Peeters, Cory Stewart and Grace Wolff. The Youth Mural Mentorship Program pairs established artists with teams of local youth to create murals

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19th and 20th streets, as well as the Fifth Street Bridge underpass. “There’s a good variety of activity, and it’s certainly helping with the graffiti problem,” said Wiwchar. “Graffiti artists have been good about not painting on (the murals).” These programs have been jointly administered by the City of Courtenay and the Comox Valley Community Arts Council. “The program’s been a very successful one in terms of getting the community involved, getting youth involved and getting the arts community involved,” Wiwchar told council.

“The youth mural mentorship program has been a real successful one. “We’ve had Community Justice Centre folks involved to pay off some community service. We’re hoping down the road, we can extend some of the partnerships more.” Coun. Ronna-Rae Leonard was happy to see the city working with BC Hydro and Telus. “I’m particularly impressed to see the partnerships the City has made with BC Hydro and Telus because on our own, we wouldn’t be doing this,” she said. writer@comoxvalleyrecord.com

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Artists’ workshops and classes at Muir Inspiration for painting, pottery, general creativity The Comox Valley Arts Council is launching a brand new series of artists’ workshops and classes at the Muir Gallery. The council boasts a full calendar of events that are sure to get the creative energy flowing. Kickstarting this diverse group of workshops will be Arlene McLeod with her painting workshop Spontaneous Visual Expressions. Explore the joy of colour, texture and releasing inhibitions with this weekend of art Oct. 15 and 16. All you need to bring is your creativity and stretched canvases. Everyone is welcome, and no previous art experience required. Have you ever wanted to make your own pottery but don’t know where to start? Creative Mug Building with local artist Jenja McIntyre is a one-ofa-kind hands-on clay experience that will take place over two consecutive Saturdays, Oct. 22 and 29, at the Muir Gallery. Participants will learn the basics of hand building with clay, working with the pottery wheel and glazing techniques, as well as firing techniques. McIntyre will also be following up this workshop with Christmas Gifts in Clay, to take place Nov. 19 and 26. Have you ever experienced artist block? Sign up for Grace Wolff ’s, Freeing the Creative Spirit on Nov. 5 and 6. Designed for all skill levels and set in a small group of six to 10 people, this supportive environment is

However, if you are looking for a little more direction, “Drawing from the ground up” may be the class for you. Learn how to capture what you see and what you feel with this six-week drawing session taught by energetic local artist Grace Wolff, starting Oct. 4. This series of classes and workshops are designed for artists of all levels and experience — no prior experience is required. All classes need to be pre-

designed to unlock the artist within, developing a “toolbox” for the future. No prior art experience is required. As if that wasn’t enough, workshops are not the only new thing on the Muir Gallery roster. Life drawing ses-

sions begin Sept. 23. These non-instructional classes offer artist the opportunity to keep their skills sharp with weekly drop-ins on Thursday evenings from 7 to 9 p.m. A live model will be on site — bring your own drawing materials.

registered for and will be held at the Muir Gallery at 440 Anderton Rd., unless otherwise stated. Check the website comoxvalleyarts.org for more details, and sign up for the arts council newsletter to receive information on many more upcoming arts council events. Phone the gallery at 250-334-2983 for more information or e-mail info@comoxvalleyarts. org. — Comox Valley Arts Council

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ROXANNE POTVIN at Joe’s Garage. Kitchen opens at 6:30 p.m., show at 8:30. $10 advance tickets at Bop City Records. FMI: call 250-702MILO (6456) or visit www. joeson5th.ca.

Saturday, Sept. 24 THE ODDS and GRAPES OF WRATH play at Sid Williams Theatre, 7:30 p.m. For tickets, call 250-338-2430 or visit www.sidwilliamstheatre. com. THE BLACKWOOD TWO double bill with Luke Blu Guthrie at Joe’s Garage. Kitchen opens at 6:30 p.m., show at 8:30. $10 advance tickets at Bop City Records. FMI: call 250-702-MILO (6456) or visit www.joeson5th.ca.

Sunday, Sept. 25 HOLLERADO and YOUNG RIVAL play the Waverley Hotel in Cumberland. Doors opens at 9:30 p.m. Tickets at Bop City, the Waverley and by phone at 250-336-8322. COMOX VALLEY ART GALLERY presents Toronto International Film Festival movie Submarine at the Rialto

Cinema, 5 p.m. Tickets at CVAG gift shop. FMI: 250338-6211.

Wednesday, Sept. 28 GARNET ROGERS at Cumberland United Church. doors open at 7:30 p.m., show at 8. Tickets $20 at door or $20 advance at Bop City, Tarbells and at store@cumberlandvillageworks.com. TARA HOLLOWAY performs at Joe’s Garage. $10 advance tickets are on sale at Bop City Records. Joe’s kitchen opens at 6:30 p.m. Call 250702-MILO (6456) or visit www.joeson5th.ca for more info.

Thursday, Sept. 29 COMOX VALLEY ART GALLERY Team Trivia Challenge! Eight people per team. Brainiacs, we want you! 7 p.m. game start hosted by Martin Hagarty. FMI: 250-338-6211. GABRIELLE PAPILLON & DAVID NEWBERRY at Joe’s Garage. $10 advance tickets are on sale at Bop City Records. Joe’s kitchen opens at 6:30 p.m.; show at 8:30 p.m. Call 250-702MILO (6456) or visit www. joeson5th.ca for more info.

Friday, Sept. 30 COURTENAY LITTLE THEATRE presents Homechild, 7:30 p.m., Sid Williams Theatre. Playwright Joan MacLeod will attend opening night and answer questions. Other shows Oct. 1, 6, 7 and 8, with matinee Oct. 2 at 2 p.m. Tickets from Sid Williams Theatre. DAVID GOGO performs at Joe’s Garage. $20 advance tickets are on sale at Bop City Records. The Joe’s Garage kitchen opens at 6:30 p.m. Reserved seating for people coming for dinner — all other seats are on a first-come, firstserved basis. Call 250-702MILO (6456) or visit www. joeson5th.ca for more info. MAD PROFESSOR at Waverley Hotel. Doors open at 9:30 p.m. Tickets $15 at Bop City, Waverley or by phone at 250-3368322. KATHY SAGER at Courtenay public library to read from book Suzie’s Sourdough Circus, 10:30 a.m. Laughing Oyster Book Shop at noon.

Sunday, Oct. 2 Calvin Dyck and small chamber orchestra present a concert to raise money for East Africa famine relief. Black Creek United Mennonite Church, 2:30 p.m. $15 at the door, or phone to reserve tickets. FMI: 250-923-2420 or 250337-2204.

Wednesday, Oct. 12 EVERGREEN CHORISTERS sing at annual variety show, Filberg Centre. Tickets $5 at Filberg Centre office.

Sunday, Oct. 16 COMOX VALLEY ART GALLERY presents Toronto International Film Festival movie Sarah’s Key at Rialto Cinema, 5 p.m. Tickets at CVAG gift shop. FMI: 250338-6211.

Sunday, Oct. 23 COMOX VALLEY ART GALLERY presents Toronto International Film Festival movie Life Above All at the Rialto Cinema, 5 p.m. Tickets at CVAG gift shop. FMI: 250-338-6211.

Sunday, Nov. 6 COMOX VALLEY ART GALLERY presents Toronto International Film Festival movie Cast of Forgotten Dreams at Rialto Cinema, 5 p.m. Tickets at CVAG gift shop. FMI: 250-338-6211.


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Sourdough author will read Kathy Sager at Courtenay library, Laughing Oyster Author Kathy Sager and illustrator Eliska Liska have just released their first book, Suzie’s Sourdough Circus, which introduces kids to baking with sourdough. Sager will be in Courtenay Sept. 30 at the Public Library (300 Sixth St.) at 10:30 a.m. Here, she will read from the book, in which a cast of sourdough performers get into all kinds of trouble as they blow bubbles to make the bread rise. At noon on the same day, she will sign copies of the book at the Laughing Oyster Book Shop (286 Fifth St. in Courtenay). These events are a great opportunity to experience the magic of sourdough first hand. After the kids see Liska’s bright and playful sourdough creatures cavort and frolic, they will want their very own sourdough starter. Sager will show off her 100-year-old starter, and she will have some available that eager sourdough bakers can bring home. Suzie’s Sourdough Circus, written in rhyming prose, will appeal to young children and their grown-up souschefs. Young readers are sure to be inspired by little Suzie and her zany sourdough circus as they learn a simple

TARA HOLLOWAY PERFORMS this coming Wednesday at Joe’s Garage in Courtenay.

Her voice‘truly original’ When Tara Holloway opens up, you immediately get the sense that there’s someone real here. She’s been compared to some of the more esteemed female artists of the present and past — the confessional style of Lucinda Williams, the haunting wail of Stevie Nicks, the broken charm of Shelby Lynne. But there is no mistaking that this is a truly original voice — someone new. A troubadour by nature and adventurer at heart, she’s been singing and playing her songs across Canada extensively and started hitting south of the border into Nashville, Austin and Los Angeles, making fans with an immediate connection and a loose-knit circuit of topnotch musicians. Along the way, she caught the attention of enigmatic ex-Jellyfish frontman Andy Sturmer. Sturmer encouraged her to record some songs with his friend, L.A. producer Dave Way, who has worked with Fiona Apple, Macy Gray and Sheryl Crow. Some early recordings fell upon the ears of music supervisor Bob Thiele Jr., who plucked several tracks for the FX television show Sons of Anarchy (Thiele has subsequently received an Emmy nomination for the show’s music).

Holloway’s EP Sins to Confess was released in 2010. “Se is so real, she should be the poster child for the next musical revolution. I have a great respect for her talent; she deserves our full attention. Just listen to her, just once, and you will know she is special, inspiring even. Give ‘em hell, Tara!” — Steven L. Sheehan,

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Busy Choristers seeking sellout The Evergreen Choristers are going for their third full house in as many years for their annual variety show. The Choristers, who will give the show Oct. 12 at the Filberg Centre, have been busy in the past couple of years. They’ve entertained Lieut.-Gov. Steven Point at Government House in Victoria and have sung in the rotunda at the Legislature Building. They sing each month at assisted-living facilities in the Comox Valley.

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This year’s show will feature a Western theme with standards such as Don’t Fence Me in, Rose of San Antone, Cool Water and Shenandoah. There will be numbers by popular soloists such as Harry Pruden, Rona Cronk and Glyn Jones. Tickets cost $5 and are available at the Filberg Centre office in Courtenay. Partial proceeds will go to popular Comox Valley charity You Are Not Alone (YANA). — Evergreen Choristers

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Elks host open mic GUITARIST DAVID GOGO will play Sept. 30 at Joe’s Garage.

Gogo always on the go Nanaimo musician playing next Friday in Courtenay Back by popular demand, David Gogo will hit the Joe’s Garage stage Sept. 30 with vigour and gusto. Gogo is a hard-working blues/rock guitarist and has a history of awards to show for it — three Juno nominations, the Saturday Night Blues’ Great Canadian Blues Award for a lifetime contribution to the blues in Canada, Western Canadian Music Awards’ Musician of the Year, and twice named Maple Blues Guitarist of the Year. Over the past couple of decades, he has performed with blues and rock legends B.B. King, Bo Diddley, George Thorogood and ZZ Top, among many others — most recently opening for Johnny Winter. Touring relentlessly, Gogo has spent most of the year in Canada, with a few trips to the Netherlands. He will tour there again this fall in support of the European release

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Got talent? Performers — singers, poets, comics, dancers, impersonators — come join the fun at an open mic jamming, performing session at the Elks’ hall in downtown Courtenay. The bands of Bill Street (jazz-oriented) and Charlie Wells (rock, country, rockabilly) will alternate on

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HAVING A GO There was some fast-moving action at the Comox Recreation Centre gym Sunday afternoon when BC Wheelchair Sports and the BC Wheelchair Rugby Association invited local residents to give wheelchair rugby a try. Provincial team coach Adam Frost was on hand to explain the fine points of the popular sport. The Have a Go Day event was part of the Bridging the Gap Initiative, which introduces people with a disablity to wheelchair sports. PHOTO BY EARLE COUPER

The Komoux Masters Real Baseball League championship goes Saturday, Sept. 24 at 12 noon at Highland #3. The final will see the league-leading Happy’s Source for Sports Indians of the American Division take on the Dundee Giants of the National Division. In the American League semifinal last Sunday, Happy’s knocked off the Mike Fisher Realty Blue Jays 9-1. Andy Marinus went head-to-head against Jays’ ace chucker Lee McKillican. After a scare in the quarter-finals against the Courtenay Plumbing Twins, the Indians wasted no time in deciding the outcome of this one. Scoring one in the first inning, one in the fourth and six in the fifth, this game was not left to the bullpen to decide. Leading the charge were Quinn, Odamura and Caton each with two doubles, Powell going 3-for-3 and Dobbelsteyn with three RBIs. Details of the National League semifinal were not available at press time. “Although the weather reports are not positive, do not assume a rainout if it is wet for tomorrow’s final,” a league spokesperson said. “Take a drive up to the top end of Torrence, park by the town yard, and walk 500 feet west to find our great little ball park. See you there!” Admission is free.

Give roller derby a whirl with Brick House Betties Roller derby is not only sweeping the nation, it is sweeping Vancouver Island, with women of all types flocking to the fastest growing female sport. This summer, the Comox Valley saw the formation of a new roller derby team, the Brick House Betties. Made up of experienced players from other teams and those new to the sport, the Brick House Betties put the emphasis on fun and positivity.

“We are a very diverse group, and we are all here for different reasons,” said Twyla MacDonald, aka Ruby Whipper, who was drawn to derby for the physical aspect, and the chance to learn with a group of strong and interesting women. MacDonald, who is a stay-at-home mom, was also drawn to the chance to indulge in a different part of her personality. “I love the physical

and the mental challenge of derby and of course the camaraderie. The roller derby community is small enough that an amateur, such as myself, can train with and speak to all-star skaters like Rollergirl, Luludemon and Eight Mean Wheeler of the Terminal City Roller Girls.” Team member Karen McKinnon, a photographer and mom by day, was drawn to derby as a way to step out of her comfort zone.

“I truly have never been on a team sport, it was time to try something new, and this is just the perfect fit - we laugh a lot, we learn and we sweat,” said McKinnon. “Although my life is really busy, making it to derby just once a week has really changed my physical confidence, plus it is a great way to work out any stress of the day.” Throughout the month of September, the Brick House Betties are welcoming those

that are interested in trying out the sport of roller derby. Practices are Monday 7 to 9 p.m. and Wednesday 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. at Cumberland Recreation. The Betties welcome all levels of interest, even those that just wish to join them once a week for the exercise aspect. The atmosphere is welcoming and inclusive and if you contact the Betties beforehand they will even organize gear for you to use.

“If you have even a flicker of interest we welcome you to come check us out,” said MacDonald. “One thing we all have in common is the silly grin we walk out of practice with and we guarantee you will be part of that.” The Betties can be reached through their website www.brickhousebetties. com and will reply to any inquiries. – Brick House Betties


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Brodsgaard hosting camps ELM ready to party man Island, is conducting two sets of camps. Brodsgaard has been running residential soccer camps for the past 10 years with tremendous success on Denman Island – this past summer he entertained almost 100 resi-

Entry-level clinic for soccer referees The BC Soccer entry- ment can be gained level referee clinic from knowing the game for ages 14 and up is on a whole new level. returning to Courtenay. Please consider conThe course prepares tributing to the game officials to referee full- in this most vital of sided, age-appropriate roles,” Power said. games and also to run The clinic dates are line. Dec. 1-3. “ I ’ m It will be BC SOCCER calling on held at both teens and adults, the CVUSC clubhouse who love the game, on Lerwick (between whether or not you are Valley View and Isfeld still playing, to consid- schools). er registering for this The $125 fee includes BC Soccer entry-level first-year registraclinic,” said Comox Val- tion with BCSA and ley United Soccer Club successful local youth head referee and B.C. participants will be instructor Stu Power. refunded $50 by the “It would be terrif- CVUSC on completion ic to see some of our of a minimum number adults with a passion of match assignments. for the game learning For more informaalongside some of our tion, contact Power at enthusiastic youth par- visranorth@shaw.ca or ticipants, what enjoy- 250-339-6256.

United fundraiser on Saturday night The Comox Valley United Soccer Club is continuing to fundraise for the construction of turf fields. A semi-formal fundraiser gala is set for this Saturday, Sept. 24. This event is expected to help the club surpass the $400,000 fundraising mark. The event will feature former Canadian soccer star Richard Hastings as guest speaker. Tickets for the event are still available and

can be purchased by calling Mark Purcell at 250-702-7282.

dential soccer campers. Since his departure from the international game, Brodsgaard has been actively working at the community level with players, coaches and clubs to develop better quality programs and create development opportunities for coaches and players. The goal of this academy is to bring together a group of young and enthusiastic soccer players to receive training and development. The first phase of programs involves a two-week trial period to assess the quality of play as well as identify the breakdown in ages and skill levels. The Comox Valley camps will be held at the Cumberland sports field on Monday, Sept. 26 and Monday, Oct. 3. A goalkeeper development program runs 6:30 to 7:30 p.m. followed by a player development program from 7:30 to 8:30 p.m. both nights. The aim for the initial sessions is to form competitve training and learning environ-

Come out and party with Equilibrium Lifestyle Management (ELM) as they celebrate 10 amazing years of providing fun Fitness Adventures in the Comox Valley. On Saturday, Oct. 1, ELM is hosting a special community event that includes an urban adventure race to celebrate 10 years and raise funds for the local Boys and Girls Club. The $20 event tickets include ‘ELM Urban Attack.’ In this fun, 5km urban adventure race teams of two will aim to find a series of check points in the downtown Courtenay area. This ‘race’ will take place on foot along with many fun, mystery events along the way. This is a noncompetitive event for all abilities and

ments for both players and goalkeepers. The training sessions will be designed to advance the individuals capacity to play the game with better understanding; improve their respective technique; work to establish the right mentality for self-improvement and team play; as well as challenge all players physically. These first sessions will be made available at no cost – however it is essential that all interested confirm their participation by e-mail. The second phase of programs will start after the Thanksgiving weekend, include a cost for all participants and run for eight weeks. Following these initial fall development programs, Brodsgaard will explore the ideas of indoor Futsal training, expanded development through the new year, and start the ball rolling on spring travel teams. Further information and registration is available by contacting sheldano@ telus.net.

no prizes will be given for first place. Instead, all participants will be entered into a big draw for a chance to win one of many awesome prizes from ELM sponsors. Tickets also include a post-race barbecue, special ELM 10 year anniversary T-shirt, music, and more. All proceeds go directly to the Comox Valley Boys and Girls Club and additional donations are welcome at

the event. Want to come out but not ready for the 5km ‘Urban Attack’? Come down to Simms Park to enjoy the festivities. Enter the ‘Mystery Challenge’ or purchase a burger for a minimum $5 donation and support the Boys and Girls Club. Pre-registration is required for team entry and more information can be found at www. elmhealth.com.

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SOCCER MID-ISLAND WOMEN Standings as of Sept. 18 Team P W D L Pt Legends 2 2 0 0 6 Masters 2 2 0 0 6 C.R. United 2 1 1 0 3 Kickers 2 1 1 0 3 Outlaws 1 1 0 0 3 Bandits 2 1 1 0 3 Nanaimo 2 1 1 0 3 Port Alberni 2 1 1 0 3 Oceanside 1 0 1 0 0 Shooters 2 0 2 0 0 Wheaty 2 0 2 0 0 Sept. 18 Outlaws 2 (Samantha Kawano 2; s/o Sierra Wells) Port Alberni 0. Bandits 5 (Angela Bruining 2, Ashley Cross 2, Lori Whalton; s/o Korryn Obuck) Wheaty 0. Nanaimo 1 C.R. United 0 (forfeit). Shooters 1 (Melissa Friesen) Masters 5 (Emma Green, Lleanne Dzed 2, Carol Tinga, Selena). Legends 4 (Tera Kasabuchi, Sadie Kristin 2) Kickers 3 (Coral Kiviniemi, Jamie Wyton, Rosie Price). Sept. 25 Kickers vs. CR United 12 p.m. Woodcote, Masters vs. Legends 2 p.m. Woodcote, Bandits vs. Shooters 12 p.m. Willow Point, Wheaty vs. Port Alberni 12 p.m. Elaine Hamilton, Oceanside vs. Outlaws 12 p.m. QBCC. Nanaimo bye.

BMX COAL HILLS BMX Vancouver Island Challenge Saturday, Sept. 17 Overall awards Half Track: Age 2 - Bubba Paddock, Qualicum. Novice: Age 5- Cole Smith, Courtenay. Age 10- Colwyn Lewis, Victoria. Intermediate: Age 6 - Xylus Martin, Victoria. Age 7 - Euan Hendersen, Cumberland. Age 8 - Sam Jacobsen, Qualicum. Age 9 - Tony Harrington, Victoria; Troy Jansen - Nanaimo. Age 10 - Mitchell Landry, Nanaimo. Age 11- Taylor Fretz, Parksville; Gavin O’Driscoll, Victoria; Morgan Atkinson, Nanaimo. Age 12Jack Bradley, Nanaimo. Expert: Age 7 - Jayden Sheldrake, Victoria. Age 8 - Aiden Grecht, Qualicum. Age 14 - Dylan Church, Victoria; Rieley Brosius, Victoria. Age 16 - James Graham, Victoria; Quinn Webber, Comox; Kade Johnson, Nanaimo; Austin Paddock, Qualicum. Age 9 - Alex Grecht, Qualicum. Age 10 - Aidan Webber, Comox; Brett Cunard, Victoria; Drew Johnson, Nanaimo. Age 11- Ayden Houle, Nanaimo. Age 12 - Benjamin Leslie, Nanaimo. Age 14 - Mackay Leslie, Nanaimo. Girls: Age 6 - Haley Tufts, Courtenay. Age 7 - Autumn Spencer, Qualicum; Emma Erickson, Nanaimo. Age 8 - Allison Churko, Nanaimo; Tianna Fretz, Parksville. Age 9 - Adicus Bird, Royston. Age 10 - Grace

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10-PIN BOWLING CRYSTAL LANES 50+ Senior Standings as of Sept. 15 Team Tot Class Act 26 Strikers 25.5 Hopefuls 24 Chargers 23 Happy Wanderers 20.5 Quinsam Auto 20 Limeys 19 King Pins 16 Spare Shooters 10 Flyers 6 Team High game scr Chargers 669 Team High game hdcp Class Act 878 Team High series scr Chargers 1835 Team High series hdcp Class Act 2421 Men’s High game scr Alvin Hobenshield 198 Men’s High game hdcp Alvin Hobenshield 252 Men’s High series scr Doug Ellis 541 Men’s High series hdcp Doug Ellis 679 Ladies High game scr Juanita Benedictson 186 Ladies High game hdcp Jeanette Tebbutt 245 Ladies High series scr Juanita Benedictson 479 Ladies High series hdcp Eilene May 649

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RALPH SHAW four individuals were honoured by being presented with framed prints of the 2011 Chinook Salmon Conservation Stamp. Bob and Maggie Brown were honoured for their contribution of easement across their land for the Oyster River Enhancement Society. The picture is of CEO and executive director of the Pacific Salmon Foundation Brian Riddell, with Larry Peterson and Nick Strussi who were honoured for their lifelong crusades for wild salmon and associated conservation projects. Congratulations to all of the recipients for a job well done. I apologize that the photograph of the group, including Bob and Maggie Brown, did not turn out. In a brief talk to the assembled supporters, Riddell recounted how major funding from both the provincial and federal government has been reduced and every dollar raised

at the fundraisers is critical to keeping the PSF programs going. Wouldn’t it be wonderful if some of the large corporations in the resource sector who receive generous subsidies and tax breaks could develop a fiduciary response in supporting the PSF in its role of bringing back the salmon streams – one system at a time? This would help to remediate some of the environmental damages their resource extraction does to salmonbearing streams. Late Season Opportunities As of today you have one more week to target lingcod and rockfish in Area 14 and adjoining waters in the Strait of Georgia. Remember the size limit is 65 cm – they are such good eating fish, almost on a par with halibut. The Puntledge River is scheduled to open for chum salmon in October. As of this writing there will be no open season on coho due to the major loss of the 2008 brood year from the Puntledge hatchery because of excessive warm water in the rearing ponds during the summer of 2008. You need a freshwater

salmon stamp to retain a salmon in freshwater. If you are under 16 years of age and a resident you do not require a licence or stamp to fish in freshwater in B.C. Spider Lake has been producing some

prime trout and bass for the past couple of weeks. With the rain events of the past few days it should continue to produce good fishing well into December. Rising lake levels will create feeding opportunities for large fish prior to the cooler weather during the winter. Leech patterns, worms, and lures will all produce good catches. For fly fishers it will be primarily a wet line fishery. I have also had good success with late-season chironomids at this time of the year. Wolf Lake is worth giving some time in the next month as the fish go on active feeding binges as they get

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September 18th, 2011 It is with great sadness that we announce the passing of our mother at age 76 in Courtenay. Marion leaves her siblings - Raymond (Norma), Art (Evelyn), Bernard (Inez) to mourn her. Also left to cherish her memory are her children, Blake (Beverly), Art (Doreen) and Shaelee. Her grandchildren, Kelly and Tracy will both greatly miss their Grandma. Mom was born in what is now Thunder Bay Ontario and moved with her parents to the Lower Mainland at a young age. There she grew up, raised her children and after over 25 years employment at the University of British Columbia, retired. She moved to Courtenay to be closer to her daughter. She loved the mild weather on the Island, the many walks on the beach with her Yorkshire Terrier Keiki and traveling. She cherished the many trips she made to the East to see her Grandchildren. Services will be held at Christ the King Catholic Church, 1599 Tunner Dr in Courtenay on Saturday September 24th, 11am. Donations in lieu of flowers can be made to the Canadian Cancer Society.

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MACSWEEN Robyn Christine 1950 – 2011 Born in Victoria, B.C. on June 22, 1950 Robyn passed away peacefully at home in the arms of her loving family. After a courageous 19 month battle with brain cancer, she finally succumbed on September 10, 2011. Robyn will be remembered lovingly by her husband Dave, her children; Tanis (Tim Bradshaw) of Victoria, Tessa (Jim Stewart) of Comox, Todd of Victoria, her mother; Dorothy Ray, sister; Coleen Ray, sister-in-law; Sue (Tom Crump), and grandchildren; Tiana and Kassidy (Stewart), Calle and Tristan (Bradshaw), Nieces and Nephews; Laura (Johnston), Kyle and Peter (Beck), and Daniel and Nicholas (Crump). She was predeceased by her father, Harold Ray. Her greatest passion was her love of family. She will always be remembered as a loving and devoted wife, mother, and grandmother full of care and compassion for those around her. ‘Nana’ spent many hours with her grandchildren at parks and beaches, dancing and reading stories, and swimming and skiing. Her quick wit, infectious laugh and quiet humour endeared her to all who knew her. She was adored. Her love for gardening was evident in the many gardens she planned, planted, and lovingly cared for, particularly the one at her own home. Her artistic talents and her eye for beauty are apparent throughout the Comox Valley in the many homes that she helped her clients design and decorate when she worked alongside Dave in the family construction business. Robyn was also passionate about traveling with her husband and has enjoyed many memorable vacations from England and Cuba to Thailand and Hawaii, and a variety of cruises. The family wishes to extend their heartfelt thanks to her many friends, neighbours, and church family for their overwhelming support over the past 19 months. A special thanks also to Dr. Jennifer Cortez and her staff, the dedicated staff at St. Joseph’s ‘Chemo Unit’, and the many home care nurses and home support staff who gently and professionally contributed to Robyn’s care and comfort toward the end of her days. Robyn would also want to extend a special thanks to all of her wonderful friends who have walked, talked, laughed, and prayed with her on this difficult journey. A celebration of Robyn’s life will be held at 1:30 pm at Comox Pentecostal Church, 1919 Guthrie Rd in Comox, on Saturday, September 24th 2011. In lieu of flowers, a donation to a foundation or charity of your choice would be appreciated.

Schieweck, Horst a long time resident of Union Bay passed away in St. Joseph’s Hospital on Sept. 18, 2011 at the age of 74. Anne and Horsts family in Germany wish to thank the community he called home for all the care and support he received throughout the years especially Keith for caring for his garden and Rhonda for shoveling his driveway as well as all the homecare workers, nurses and staff at St. Joseph’s Hospital for caring.

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Dennis Blake 1929-2011 “Do not go gentle into that good night ... Rage, rage against the dying of the light.â€? ..... Dylan Thomas. Dennis followed that creed, struggling against the cruelty of Alzheimer’s before going gently and quietly into the good night on September 16th, 2011 at Casa Loma/ Senior’s Village. He was 82. Dennis enjoyed a fulfilling life with his beloved family and many good friends. He was a gentle man, quiet, and peace loving; however, he also possessed a wicked sense of humour which has obviously been passed on to his children and grandchildren. Dennis had a passion for all kinds of music and belonged to a number of choirs in the valley. He loved to read, walk in nature (especially on the beach), golf, talk politics, and, most of all, be with his family, whom he adored. He was kind and patient, loved to garden, and had great compassion for animals. Den taught for many years in both Vancouver and in the Comox Valley School Districts. He was an inspired teacher who truly believed in the transformative power of literature. Dennis leaves behind his loving wife and unwavering advocate, Linda, as well as a large, wonderful, loving family. Dennis has four terrific children, Deborah and her husband Darryl, Laura, David and his wife Christina, Colin and his wife Laura, and also Linda’s son, Daniel, and family. Dennis was also fortunate to have many talented and fun grandchildren: Kirsten, Melissa, Chelsea, Bryanna, Brittany, Matthew, Luke, Caleb, Nathan, Simon and Ethan. Dennis was predeceased by his grandson, Jeremy. Dennis also leaves 6 great grand children: Ryder, Kosten, Kyron, Ellie, Nolan and Jared. He is survived by his sister, Gwen and her husband, and Dennis’ best friend, Jack. Dennis spent many happy times with Jack and his three boys, John, Brian and Mike. Dennis also leaves his brother in law, David, and wife, Carol, as well as his niece and nephew, Emily and Andrew. During his years of good health, Dennis enjoyed the company of many good friends and “the gangâ€? had lots of happy times together. He played golf for many years with his buddies at Glacier Greens, although it must be stated that Dennis did often say that golf was a good walk, spoiled! Many “Thank You’s’’ from Linda are in order. I would like to thank our family ďŹ rst and foremost. They are the best. I would like to thank Dr Matous for his care and unwavering support; also, Den’s good friend, Tony, for always being there, and Louie for her help and kindness. I thank all of the staff at CasaLoma/Sr. Village for their care and patience for Dennis. They were all wonderful. I also want to thank my close friends Anne, Mary Ellen, Dan, Irene, Rae, Maggie, my newly discovered sister, Melissa, Nancy, Joe, and Jude for their unconditional love and support. There were many other great friends who helped along the way. It was a challenging, painful journey and I couldn’t have done it alone. Alzheimer’s is a hideous, unforgiving disease. Dennis wanted no part of a fancy farewell. A family celebration of his life will be held in the near future. If you are moved to do so, a donation can be made in Dennis’ name to the Alzheimer’s Society of British Columbia. We will all miss you and will love you forever. We wish you peace and sweet dreams, Dennis. Love, Linda

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CHILDREN

LEGALS

LOST AND FOUND

CHILDCARE AVAILABLE

ATTENTION ALL Above and Beyond storage customers, please contact office immediately re removal of storage. 250-337-5939 1-800-599-8066 or email a.b.moving@hotmail.com Thank you Mike Troy

FOUND: CAT, grey and white, male, very friendly, 9th/Evergreen/Mantle area. Call 250338-9681, 250-897-4815.

PERSONALS

FOUND SEPTEMBER 12th near the Gelato Ice Cream place on Comox Avenue, gold plated bracelet. Call to identify 240 871-2449.

AL-ANON - if you’re concerned about someone’s drinking? Contact 1-888-4ALANON (1-888-425-2666)

FOUND: WEDDING band, last week of Aug or beginning of Sept, Black Fin Pub. Call 250339-5030.

ALCOHOLICS ANONYMOUS

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

IN MEMORIAM GIFTS

LOST: KRANKED, full suspension mountain bike, copper color, ($50 reward). Call 250334-2452.

IN MEMORIAM GIFTS

Donations to the Comox Valley Hospice Society are appreciated and support us in improving the quality of life and the journey of those receiving hospice palliative care, their families and friends. Please send your in memoriam gift to: 2137 Comox Avenue, Comox, B.C. V9M 1P2

Baxandall’s

“Your choice for a good start”

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

“Supporting Hospice is community building at its best.”

This ad is sponsored through the generosity of Garf Baxandall Ford

Full Time Group Childcare Pre-School / Kindercare ECE Qualified Staff New Facility & Equipment Gov’t subsidy available Integrated Special Needs Comox Centre 215 Church St. Tel: 250-890-9388

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FORD COUNTRY

BUSINESS OPPORTUNITIES IT SPECIALIST – GCS Technology Services Inc., has an employment opportunity for a Lead Computer Technician. GCS Tech provides computer network sales and services to business and home clients in the Campbell River and Comox Valley areas. Candidates familiar with multiple server environments, virtualized technologies and networking will be given priority. A valid BC Drivers License is mandatory. A company vehicle may be available and flexible hours may be considered. If you are interested in joining our team please submit your cover letter and resume by 6:00pm on September 30th, email to: careers@gcstech.ca

EDUCATION/TRADE SCHOOLS

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Family Album

Ph. 250-338-5811 features@comoxvalleyrecord.com Deadlines: Tues. 12 noon & Fri. 12 noon

Birthdays • Weddings • Special Occasions Family and Friends of George and Gloria Dennis of Comox would like to congratulate them on their

50th Wedding Anniversary September 23, 2011 It has been an amazing journey! Love, Joy, Glen, Barb, Deb and their 12 grandchildren and two great grandchildren.

HELP WANTED

CHARTERED ACCOUNTANT Wouldn’t it be nice to work for a prominent accounting firm that pays well, values your opinion and recognizes the importance of a work/life balance? We’re one of Northern Vancouver Island’s largest accounting firms, and we’re looking for a qualified CA to join our team. When you work for us, you’ll get competitive pay and full medical and dental benefits. Plus, we’ll help pay for your healthy living purchases, like gym fees, ski passes and even golf memberships. In addition to the yearend and audit work, most of our clients seek our guidance on all facets of their business. Want your voice to be heard? We’ll ask your opinion on all major firm decisions. Why not work right here in the Comox Valley for a firm that respects both your expertise and your right to a personal life? Email your resume and cover letter today & discover how good it can get! cellison@presley andpartners.com

Comox Valley BladeRunners Marine Customer Service & Tourism Information Sessions

FAMILY GROUP CONFERENCING COORDINATOR

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CELEBRATIONS

HELP WANTED

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Visit: www.lovecars.ca INTERIOR HEAVY EQUIPMENT OPERATOR SCHOOL. Locations in Alberta & BC. Hands on real world training. Full sized equipment. Job placement assist. Funding Avail. www.iheschool.com 1-866-399-3853 ONLINE, COLLEGE Accredited, Web Design Training, Administered by the Canadian Society for Social Development. Learn from the comfort of home! Starts October 24. Apply today: www.ibde.ca

HELP WANTED

Required by The John Howard Society of North Island. This is a 35 hour per week full time position. Please refer to www.jhsni.bc.ca and see employment opportunities for details. Interested applicants are invited to send their resume to Campbell River Community Program Manager mail@jhsni.bc.ca or fax (250) 286-3650 or mail to The John Howard Society of North Island 201-140A 10th Avenue, Campbell River, BC, V9W 4E3. Deadline: September 30, 2011

When: September 27th at 11am and 2pm (must attend one of the two sessions to apply to the program) Where: Linc Youth Centre BladeRunners classroom. 300 Old Island Hwy, Courtenay BladeRunners is a Youth Skills Link program that builds community partnerships and connects motivated, job ready youth with valuable employment opportunities in the Customer Service industries.

• Participate in PAID skill enhancement. • Be eligible for clothing allowance • Obtain First Aid Level 1 & Marine, WHMIS, Cashier Training, FoodSafe, World Host & other related tickets. • Receive individual support and guidance. Employers will: • Receive a $3.00/hr wage contribution based on a minimum $10.50/hr wage. • Connect with job ready and motivated youth. For more information or questions please email lakustac@nysa.bc.ca or kosloski@nysa.bc.ca

LINE COOKS, Experienced wanted for busy pub. Medical & dental benefits. Drop resume 9-11am, Mon-Fri. at Whistle Stop Pub. LIVE-IN CAREGIVER/NANNY looking for a full time position. Call 250-898-9173 LOG TRUCK mechanic for Kurt Leroy Trucking LTD. Welding an asset. Ben. inc. To start immed. Campbell River. Fax resume to 250-287-9914.

COMOX VALLEY RV requires a Sales Manager, Finance Manager and 2 Sales Representatives. Automotive sales experience an asset. Please email your resume to: danny@comoxvalleyrv.com

COMMUNITY ANNOUNCEMENTS

COMMUNITY ANNOUNCEMENTS

COMMUNITY ANNOUNCEMENTS

COMING EVENTS

COMING EVENTS

COMING EVENTS

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.

HUGE Sept 23rd

Happy 1st Birthday Calleigh! Sept 19th

Love, Mom, David & Family xxoo Comox Quality Foods Cake Winner September 23

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CAREER OPPORTUNITIES

SHOUT OUT TO ALL STYLISTS! Join our Wild, Wacky and Crazy team! Great opportunities abound @ Great Clips in our busy salon. One rare full time and two part-time positions available. Hourly wage negotiable plus earn a variety of commissions, bonuses AND make great tips. It’s time to take control of YOUR pay cheque. Our satisfied employees have been with us an average of 6 years as we offer one of the best places to work at in the Comox Valley. Extended health plan is available. Apply online @ www.greatclips.com or give us a call 250.338.9800

Experienced drywall boarders needed for fast growing Calgary company. Must own vehicle and be reliable and prepared to work lots of hours. Call 403-554-0104

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This program is for: Youth facing barriers to employment, out of school youth ages 15-30. Not on Employment Insurance.

Journeyman Electrician Required for Campbell Rive area. Knowledge, skills & abilities required: • Must have Journeyman Electrical ticket. • Previous maintenance & construction exp. • Dedicated to safety, quality & customer satisfaction. • Self motivated, organized and a team player. Please forward resumes to Fax 250-339-0893 or email chris.cielectric@shaw.ca or dan.cielectric@shaw.ca

AN EXCELLENT opportunity for a talented career Stylist who is interested in maximizing their earning potential in a friendly, upbeat busy salon. WEEKENDS OFF! Bellini Hair Studio. 250-339-5150. Ask for Deb.

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Maintenance Support Assistant (Casual,On-Call) Posting #100277 Comox Valley & Campbell River Campuses Please go to http://careers.nic.bc.ca for further criteria, required qualifications and information on how to apply to these postings.

Instructor, Professional Cook Posting #100279 Campbell River Campus

Instructor, Professional Cook (Casual) Posting #100282 Campbell River & Port Alberni Campuses Please go to http://careers.nic.bc.ca for further criteria, required qualifications and information on how to apply to these postings.

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Mon.-Fri. 7-5:30 Saturday 8-5 Sunday 9-5

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HELP WANTED

Mount Washington Food and Beverage Department now accepting resumes from dynamic individuals for the following positions: Barista Supervisor, Bar & Grill Supervisor and Raven Cafe Supervisor. Fall training for full time winter employment and year round employment for those who qualify. For more information and to apply please visit our HR website at: hr.mountwashington.ca

NEWSPAPER

250-338-0725 Carriers Needed COURTENAY ROUTE #360 Thorpe & Mallard. ROUTE #250 Piercy, Stewart & 26th St.

ROUTE # 111 600 - 900 block 5th St ROUTE #136 Pidcock, Menzies, 2nd & 3rd St’s ROUTE #350 Glen Urquhart, 10th St E., View Pl & Back Rd ROUTE #363 Hawk Dr, Whiskey Jack & Swallow Cres.

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MONDAY TO FRIDAY 8:30AM-5:00PM 765 MCPHEE AVENUE COURTENAY

CAREER OPPORTUNITIES

MEDICAL/DENTAL DENTAL Receptionist wanted for busy, expanding practice in Comox Valley. Must be friendly, outgoing and have great phone skills. CDA / Dental Reception experience required. Email to : reception79@hotmail.com

OFFICE SUPPORT CLERK

CARRIERS NEEDED IMMEDIATELY

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

ADMIN & MARKETING ASSISTANT Tourism Mount Washington has a year round part time position for a selfmotivated individual with excellent customer services skills. Applicants must be able to demonstrate strong communication skills, creative flair, self-motivation and the proven ability to work independently. Marketing and or administrative experience in a membership based organization or the Tourism Industry would be a benefit. The position includes front desk information and check in responsibilities, so the ability to maintain a professional friendly manner and offer excellent customer services at all times is essential as is the ability to work evenings and weekends during winter operations. Applications should be submitted with resumes attached to: manager@ tourismmountwashington.com PAYROLL and Benefits Administrator Torry & Sons Plumbing & Heating is looking for a Payroll and Benefits Administrator with 3-5 years of experience. The ideal candidate will be highly motivated, paying close attention to details and working well as part of a team. The position involves payroll entry and processing, benefits administration, apprenticeship coordination and government reporting. Reporting to the controller, the position is part of a two-person team that is responsible for all payroll functions within our company, which employs 150 people, working in multiple provinces. We offer competitive wages, a full benefit package and an employer RSP program. Please send your resume along with cover latter to melanie@torryandsons.com or by fax to 250-338-8821. All applications will be considered, but only short listed candidates will be contacted.

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CAREER OPPORTUNITIES

CITY OF COURTENAY CAREER OPPORTUNITY

FINANCE CLERK The City of Courtenay invites written applications for the position of “Finance Clerk” at City Hall. For complete details, please go to our website at www.courtenay.ca and click on “Employment Opportunities”.

WE’RE LOOKING FOR GREAT PEOPLE!

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

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

SALES

Jumpstart Sales & Mrkt is hiring for Shaw Cablesystems

Seeking full-time Business Outside Sales Consultants in Courtenay, Comox and Campbell River. Responsible for canvassing and acquiring new business customers. Base Pay $18 per hour plus comm & vacation pay. To apply, FAX 1.800.995.9996, email ShawJobs@JumpStartCorp.com

TRADES, TECHNICAL

REAL ESTATE CAREER INFORMATION SEMINAR. Ever wondered about being a realtor?? Come on down to 350 - 17th Street Courtenay, B.C. Behind PetroCan Thursday Sept. 29th, 2011 7:00-8:30pm Limited space RSVP Cheryl 250-898-8790

ALTERNATIVE FOREST Operations is a dynamic growing BC Forestry business, providing extraordinary performance for our customers and crew. We have immediate openings for the following positions. . Skyline Hooktender . Rigging Slingers . Chokermen . Certified Fallers If you are a safe high level performer, experienced and work well with others contact us! Mail resume to AFO, 3818 Cowichan Lake Rd, Duncan, BC, V9L 6K2. Email: admin@heli-log.com. Website: www.heli-log.com

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NATIONAL PARCEL Delivery company is seeking a P/T driver for Courtenay area. Must be physically fit. (able to lift 75lbs), fluent in English and provide a driver’s abstract. Starting wage $16.66 per hour. Mail resume to 8399 East Lake Dr. Burnaby B.C. V5A 4W2.

PARTS COUNTER PERSON Experienced parts counter person required for North Island Ford Store. We pay competitive wages and offer benefits package. Email resume to: dlsales@telus.net

SALES

or call 1.800.506.6592

HELP WANTED

NOW HIRING

If you’re friendly, innovative, hard-working and interested in retail . . . we want you to be a part of our NEW team! Value Village offers professional working environment, in-house training, unlimited advancement opportunities, Àexible hours and full bene¿ts package.

FULL&&PART PARTTIME TIME POSITIONS FULL POSITIONS NOWAVAILABLE AVAILABLE OUR NOW ATAT OUR YORKTON LOCATION OPENING SOON! COURTNEY LOCATION OPENING SOON!

Best Western Plus Westerly Convention Centre PLEASE APPLYHotel IN &PERSON Ramada 1590 Cliffe Hotel Avenue 100 Broadway St. E. Courtney, BC, V9N 2K4 Yorkton, SK th Sept 27 ~ 10 am 6 pm th Sept 13 th ~ 10 am - 6 pm Sept 28 th~ 10 am - 6 pm Sept 14 ~ 10 am - 6 pm Sept. 2915thth~~ 10 10am am- 6-pm 6 pm Sept EDUCATION/TRADE SCHOOLS

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Esthetician~Spa Therapist Program Classroom theory & practical hands on experience Program content includes: • facials, body treatments • hair removal, make-up 27 WEEK PROGRAM artistry, facial artistry • manicures, pedicures BEGINS NOVEMBER 1ST • Spa therapy treatments 2011 • Relaxation massage And More!

HAIRDRESSING 10 Month Program 2 SEATS REMAINING for January 2012 enrollment

Apply online at: delrioacademy.com

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#4 - 2720 Cliffe Avenue • Courtenay For more information, email: info@delrioacademy.com YOUR COMMUNITY, YOUR CLASSIFIEDS Call 310.3535

SELL OLD STUFF! Call 310.3535

CITY OF COURTENAY CASUAL EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITY

NURSERY SCHOOL ASSISTANT The City of Courtenay invites written applications for on-call teaching assistance in the Cozy Corner Nursery School located at the Lewis Centre. For complete details, please go to our website at www.courtenay.ca and click on “Employment Opportunities”.

HELP WANTED

Value Village

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EDUCATION/TRADE SCHOOLS

CAREER OPPORTUNITIES

CLEAN OUT YOUR CLOSET! Call 310.3535

Instructor, Tourism & Hospitality Campbell River Campus Please go to http://careers.nic.bc.ca for further criteria, required qualifications and information on how to apply to posting #100281.

Sales... Are you looking for new career with an unlimited opportunity for advancement? Would you like to be recognized as a professional salesperson in one of the country’s leading automobile dealerships? If so, our salespeople earn an excellent income and enjoy the benefits of working with a successful and progressive dealership. If you’re currently a professional in automobile sales, or if you’re serious about a career change and are looking for the training and guidance that are essential for long term success - we’d like to talk to you. Call Jean-Louis, Sales Manager today to schedule a time to meet:

(250)-334-9993 Courtenay Kia - An Equal Opportunity Employer!

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OPEN MONDAY-SATURDAY 9-6 | OPEN SUNDAYS 11-5

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

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PERSONAL SERVICES

HOME/BUSINESS SERVICES

HOME/BUSINESS SERVICES

MERCHANDISE FOR SALE

REAL ESTATE

RUBBISH REMOVAL

FRIENDLY FRANK

ACREAGE

CEDAR DOG house, insulated, good condition, $35. Call (250)575-4001.

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

TRADES, TECHNICAL

WORK WANTED

ESCORTS

CARPENTRY

HEAVY DUTY or Commercial Transport Mechanic required. Competitive wages and benefits. Please email:

Live-in Home-Care position wanted. Retired SWM 58, very caring, honest, good cook. Light housekeeping, yard work incl. Clean driving record. Call 250-703-2051

CLASSY, PRETTY brunette is available for massage & companionship.Call (250)331-3027

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

reception@profabmanufacturing.net

fax (250-416-0232) or deliver resume to Profab Manufacturing Ltd. 3128 Hope Place, Chemainus BC. May consider 3rd year apprentice.

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CAREER SERVICES/ JOB SEARCH

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

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

CLEANING SERVICES

COUNSELLING

Looking for work? You can earn while you learn!

ELECTRICAL • • •

Individual Counseling Couples’’ Counseling Personal Development Workshops 250-287-2440 Campbell River * Comox mw52@shaw.ca

For info on NEWS eligibility call 250-703-0277.

HANDYPERSONS

HOME IMPROVEMENTS

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

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

HOME REPAIRS By The Bay Home Repairs and Sheet Metal Eavestrough repairs and cleaning, custom copper and repairs, aluminum and siding repairs. Roof repairs. 25 yrs exp. Seniors discount - free est

HELP WANTED

HELP WANTED

JOIN OUR TEAM

HOME/BUSINESS SERVICES CARPENTRY

Farm Systems Manager We are recruiting for the challenging operational support position of Farm Systems Manager. Reporting to the Operations Manager, you will be a key member of the Production Services team; responsibilities involve technical design, development and maintenance of all marine farming systems including development and technical support for improving plankton mitigation systems, preventative maintenance programs, and mooring design as well as major construction and renovations. The successful candidate will have: • • • •

At least 10 years of experience salmon farming A minimum 5 years of experience in a leadership role within the aquaculture industry management experience and skills essential to the role, including Project Management Bachelor of Engineering degree (preferably in a marine-related field) and/or Bachelor of Science, coupled with strong analytical abilities and a demonstrated understanding of numerical and engineering principles as they relate to the marine environment

JOURNEYMAN CARPENTERrepairs, renovations. Free estimates, all work guaranteed. Please call (250)3375501 or visit: www.comoxvalleycarpenter.ca

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

PETS RARE WHITE mini Schnauzer 7 months, neutered/male, house trained, all shots. $550. Call 250-923-2517.

MERCHANDISE FOR SALE AUCTIONS Auction House Vancouver Island 239 Puntledge Rd, Courtenay 250-871-7355

Auction Tonight Fri, Sept 23rd, 6:30PM

LANDSCAPING TOP SOIL. $13 per yard + trucking. 250-218-4078

Viewing 12pm-6:30pm

RON’S RENO’S home additions and repairs from ground to roof. Call 250-218-2558

or bid online until

5:30pm Friday Full list posted online

MISC SERVICES

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Environmentally Conscious Fast Reliable Service Scott 250-792-1668

Gold, silver, lots of jewelry. Antique pottery, collectible items, pool table, couches, white leather loveseat, solid marble dining table w/ 6 chairs, split cane fishing rod, telescopic copper rods & lots more.

Call 250-650-6253

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

* Green Waste *Residential Cleanups

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

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

FINANCIAL SERVICES

~ ~ ALL AWAY ~~ RUBBISH / JUNK REMOVAL * Wood * Metal * Rock * Concrete

“FLYING FILLY Cleaning”- offering residential, weekly, biweekly, monthly or 1x spring cleaning. Refs. Bondable. Trish, 250-871-5011.

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HUGE RESTAURANT AUCTION Deli & Food Services Equipment. Consignments now being accepted. Oct 1, 11am at Dodds Auction, 3311 - 28 Ave Vernon. View photos at doddsauction.com 250-5453259

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

FURNITURE BRAND New LUXURY Queen Size Pillow Top Mattress Set (in original Package) left over from LARGE hotel order.800 coils. MSRP$1299.00 Liquida- tion Price $490.00. (11 available) Kings $790.00. Includes both boxspring/ mattress.. Delivery available. text or call 1 250 334 7527 to reserve a set.

MISCELLANEOUS FOR SALE CONVECTION GLASS top range, 3 door fridge, convection micro., range hood, All black in excl. shape - as unit $1000 or OBO. New Ladies Nike Shox runners size 81/2, purple/black $168. 334-4228 HOT TUB (SPA) COVERS. Best price. Best quality. All shapes & colours available. 1-866-652-6837 www.thecoverguy.com/newspaper? LARGE GLASS display case for sale 8ftX5ft $300 O.B.O Phone 250-897-0950 NATURAL GAS fireplace insert and free standing stove, $100 each. (250)338-5982. QUEEN-SIZED PILLOW top bed- includes box spring, mattress, frame & mattress pad. BeautyRest by Sleep Country, 2 yrs old, mint cond, $500. Have receipts (250)897-0921. SHOP RIDER 4 wheel scooter with canopy, windscreen & battery charger. Great condition, $2000 OBO. Portable air conditioner - floor model-as new, $250. Window model air conditioner-as new-$75 OBO. Older 2 burner Broil King BBQ with rotisserie $25. 334-9607

ROADMASTER TRACKER tow bar & arms for car. $125. Call (250)338-0289.

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

BUYING OR SELLING? www.bcclassified.com

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

UNDER $200

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PRACTICAL NURSE HEALTH CARE ATTENDANTS Work & learn 3 days a week bridging to Practical Nurse in less than a year.

We offer a competitive compensation package and challenging work. Please view the full posting on our website at www.marineharvestcanada.com and apply as directed.

PROGRAM STARTS SOON IN COURTENAY Funding may be available.

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BUSINESSES FOR SALE Start your own Bridal Shop approx 130 dresses below replacement costs. Free Bride maids samples + flower girl & boys tuxedos. Asking $45,000. Will consider offers on Grad dresses. Phone 250-7579733 evenings & lv msg.

COMMERCIAL/INDUSTRIAL 1.64 ACRES Industrial property for sale, 1 home, 3 shops over 3000sqft. orchard $650,000. 250-218-4441

FOR SALE BY OWNER COURTENAY. (STRATFORD Gate), 55+ Patio home, 2 bdrm, 2 bath (huge ensuite), garage, extra space, F/P, covered patio, park setting, immaculate upgrades. See Kijiji Nanaimo for pics, no agents pls. $255,900. 250-331-0277. IMMACULATE 2300 sq.ft.3 bdrm, 2 bath home. RV parking and inside workshop. Reduced $314,900. Willemar/2nd. 250-207-5865 or 250334-1566. LOCATED at Saratoga Beach, 2665 sq. ft. 4 br, 2bth, two story home located on a level, landscaped lot close to shopping, beach, marina and golfing. Open concept with vaulted ceilings in the great room. New maple kitchen with granite sink and 9 ft. pantry. Main floor laundry, media room/family room downstairs with space for storage and workshop. 250-3371817 250-897-8610 grbates_ski@yahoo.ca

OCEANFRONT Fanny Bay BC, immaculate rancher in excellent condition inside and out, .48 acre property. Open concept living area, perfect for entertaining. Remodeled kitchen with hardwood and heated tile floors, 2 bdrms, 2 full bths. New price $615,000 (will look at all reasonable offers) 1305 sq.ft. (250)861-3218. PRIVATE 2+1 bedroom rancher + workshop, fenced ½ acre, 5 mins. to downtown Courtenay. $279,000. Details at www.proper tysold.ca/8275. Call 250-898-8483.

HOUSES FOR SALE

OPEN HOUSE NEW LISTING

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

Warm, clean, cosy 3 bdrm Rancher, private, rear yard just lovely. $259,000. Come see on Sat + Sun. 1 - 4 pm 1689 Galerno or view at www.GParkin.com 1-800-638-4226.

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Perennial Treasures Large Selection of Drought Tolerant Perennials, Shrubs And Grasses. Bamboo Ready for Fall Planting.

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COMOX CONDO, ocean view, 2 bdrm, 2 bath, F/P, 5 appls, laundry, parking. NP/NS. Refs req’d. $1000 + utils. Avail. Oct. 1. Call (250)335-3154. COURTENAY- 2 BDRM Condo, Nov. 1, W/D, quiet corner unit, convenient to shopping & College, must have ref’s, $800, (250)334-8362 MOUNTAIN VIEW Manor, 125 Centennial Dr, Courtenay. 1 & 2 bdrms, secure entrance, ELEVATOR. 250-334-2800.

3 BDRM, 1 1/2 bath, F/S incl, w/d hook up, $900/mth. No pets. 1000B 26th St, 702-1241

DOWNTOWN CHARACTER House. Charming 3 bed + den, 2 bath w/ hardwood floors & lots of upgrades in quiet neighbourhood. Walking distance to schools, parks and town. Great for a small family with large deck, fully fenced back yard, gardens and playhouse. Pets considered, no smoking. 5 appl’s. $1350/mo+ utils. Oct 15 or Oct 30. 250-338-2330.

NEWLY renovated, fully furnished waterfront house, 3 bdrm (2king, 1queen), 21/2 bath, double wide jacuzzi, big screen TV, hi-speed internet, games room, huge deck. Fabulous views of ocean, mountains, beaches. Very quiet & private, 5 min to City amenities. Available until May 31. $1800 + utilities. www.cour tenaybeachhouse.com 604 813 9440

2 BDRM, 1.5 bath, 4 appls., workshop w/carport, btw Courtenay & Comox, farm & ocean views. Avail. Nov 1-$950/mth. Call 250-339-4018

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

RECREATIONAL PROPERTY RARE OPPORTUNITY: waterfront property on beautiful Jim Lake, .83-acre with 360 sq ft insulated cabin, located near Green Lake/Watch Lake (70 Mile House). Rare privacy, only three lots on the lake, good fishing for rainbows to 10 lbs, nice swimming, surrounded by crown land. Great trails for hiking, ATV and snowmobile. Seasonal 10-km back road access in 4x4 or pick-up. FSBO. $230,000. 250-3950599. (Please see bchomesforsale.com/70mile/frank.)

RENTALS APARTMENT/CONDO Downtown Comox Fully Furnished Condo. Oct 1, 2011 - Apr 30, 2012. 2BR, 2Bath, fireplace, secure prkg., elevator., ocean view, ensuite laundry, hydro, phone, cable & internet included. Walk to senior centre,hospital, shops & golf. 250-339-7963 comoxcondo@gmail.com LARGE 1 & 2 bdrm. Free heat & H/W, Elevator. From $650 mo. Call 250-334-4646.

576 England Avenue Courtenay, B.C. 250-338-6900 APARTMENT/CONDOS 1 BDRM + den, 1 bath, 6 app, open concept, gated parking. N/P. N/S. Stunning View. Garry Oak Gardens.

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.

2 BDRM - 2 bath, 5 app. interior storage, walk to town, close to river. N/P, N/S

Apartments•Condos•Suites

1 BDRM - new paint & flooring for quiet & mature tenant, No smoking & no pets.

322-2300 Mansfield Dr, 1+ Den, 1.5 baths, N/P, N/S, 6 appls. Available Immed. - $1,000/mth

1 BDRM - large bright unit in suite storage, newly painted, new fixtures & flooring. F/S, N/P, N/S. Maplewood Manor - $650

123-2300 Mansfield Dr 2 bdrms plus den, 2 baths, 6 appliances. N/S, N/P Available Oct 15th $1050/mth

3 BDRM - 2 1/2 bath, large & open & many windows for waterview - woodstove, new electric furnace - sm workshop in home & dbl garage on sloped property - newly painted cedar home - huge deck Avail. Sept 15 - N/S $2000

204 - 1810 Lake Trail Road 2 bdrms, 1 bath, N/P. N/S. 2 appls. Available Immed. - $650/mth

APARTMENTS FURNISHED GREAT VIEWS exec suite, util/ldry incl. Best for single. Ready now. $ 850 250-898-8702

CENTRAL COURTENAY. 3 bdrm, 1 bath, util room, W/D, renovated. Avail now. N/P. N/S. Refs. $900/mo. (250)3397784 or (250)702-2772

MOBILE HOMES & PADS BLACK CREEK, newly reno vated 3 bdrm mobile home w/ large addition N/S, quiet responsible tenant Refs. Avail. Immed.$800. N/P 337-5494 DOVE CREEK 1100 sq ft 2 bdrm, 5 appls, N/S. Refs. Oct 1, $800. 338-5503.

FANNY Bay OCEANFRONT immaculate home. $1300 per month. Remodeled, hardwood and heated tile floors. 2 bdrm., 2 full baths, garage, 5 appliances. No pets, non smoking. References required. Available Sept. 15. Ph. (250) 7021620.

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

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

TRADEWINDS 1600-1610 Comox Ave.

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COMOX- 1675B 1st Street, Sat, Sept, 24, 9am-12. Kid’s toys/clothes, Radio Flyer wagon, stroller & household. COMOX - 182 Manor Dr. Sat 10-1. Rain barrels, Queen headboard, Electrolux Floor Pro, Camping, fishing,tools ladders, garden ornaments, patio furn., gazebo, BBQ, shelving, and much more. COMOX - 2182 Comox Ave. (Heritage Church) Sat. 8-12. Indoor moving sale. COMOX. SAT. Sept. 24, 9:30am-noon. Guitar, bamboo blinds, suitcases; Girl’s toys, clothing & accessories: 6 mo-10yrs. 2450 Canuck Place. COURTENAY - 2011 Tull Ave, 8-1. Huge garage Sale! COURTENAY- 2075 Robert Lane Dr, Sat, Sept 24, 8am-? COURTENAY - 2200 Urquhart Ave 8am - 1pm Sat. Commercial troller fishing gear. COURTENAY - 2363 Fitzgerald Ave. Sat. Sept 24th. 8-? Multi family sale. Lots of good stuff. Weather Permitting. COURTENAY, 32-4714 Muir Rd., (Valley Vista Estates), Sat, Sept. 24, 8am. Moving in sale, downsizing from house. Antiques and misc items. COURTENAY - 411 Anderton Ave, Sat Oct 1st, 2011 9am to 12 noon. Evergreen Seniors Club Annual Fall Grange Sale at the Rotary Hall & lower lobby, Florence Filberg Centre.

Courtenay - #5 1060 Willemar Sat 24th, 8-noon. Rain or Shine. Household, new glass table & 4 chairs, new queen bed/frame, dresser, rocking chair, free bbq, 2000 Pontiac Grand Prix SE 4DR 250-8715667. Park on Willemar.

Estate Sale:

GARAGE SALE EVERYTHING MUST GO! 141 A Archery Crescent Ctny. Saturday Sept. 24th 9am 12pm - No Early Birds

COURTENAY, 947 Brooks Place, Sat, Sept. 24, 9am12pm. COURTENAY. DOWNSIZING Saturday Sept. 24, 8am-4pm. Household items. #46-2160 Hawk Drive. Courtenay Flea Market EVERY SUNDAY Puntledge Road past bottle depot No booking required. Space $15 Vendors set up 7am-2pm Call Greg 250-334-1540 COURTENAY. SATURDAY. Sept. 24, 8:30am-1pm. Kid’s stuff & housewares. 2726B Willemar Ave. CUMBERLAND. 2755 Penrith Ave. Saturday Sept 24th, 9am3pm (no early birds pls). 2 household sale. Quality baby supplies, furnishings, electronics, books, cd’s and dvd’s, collectibles, costume jewelry, instruments gardening, office stuff and more. ESTATE FURNITURE Sale. Saturday, Sept. 24, 9am-1pm. 2718 Allen Ave, Cumberland. One day only - Everything must go! WALMART Garage Sale & BBQ for Tour de Rock. Sat 9-1

North Courtenay 2365 Grantham Plc

(right at Tsolum School, onto Lever, right on Little Field, follow balloons). Or call (250)703-0171 for directions.

Sat. & Sun. Early Birds Welcome!

Furniture, antiques, brass, tools, electronics, canning jars, kitchen supplies. Low prices! FUNDRAISER FOR GIRLS BASKETBALL! Saturday October 1st. Selling donated dishes, appliances, furniture, home furnishings and more! 8am start, 349 Anderton Rd, Comox (corner of Cooke and Anderton).

RECYCLED BIKES Cheap & Serviceable $30-$80 no tax Upper Island Motors 3573 Island Hwy., Courtenay Free helmet, lock Etc, Ace Liquidation Saturday 9am-3pm. 250-339-3734

UNION BAY PLANT SALE

5676 Green Avenue Saturday/Sunday Sept. 24, 9:00am-4pm Sept. 25, 9:00am-4pm Perennials, grasses, bamboo & roses. Low prices. Call for more information 250-335-1683.

INVITE THE WHOLE NEIGHBOURHOOD to your garage sale with a classified ad Call 310-3535

TWO BEDROOM suite. Nicely renovated. Home-sized kitchen with new cabinets. Attractively decorated. Resident social room. Located just three blocks from centre of Comox and across from Filberg Park. Security entry and elevator. Quiet adult building. One Bedroom & Den also available. Call Greg @ 250339-1222.

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

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.

BRIARWOOD 720 Eighth Street TWO BEDROOM CORNER SUITE. Bright and spacious 1030 sq. ft. Two full baths including ensuite. In suite washer/dryer. Very attractive and nicely decorated suite. Quiet, well managed mature adult building just three blocks from downtown. Private entry. Call David @ 250-338-0267.

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

CUMBERLAND- 1 bdrm suite, 1 yr old in area of nice homes, 6 appls, skylight in kitchen, laminate flrs, heated flrs. $775. includes heat. NS/NP. Call (250)703-1559.

COURTENAY- 3 bdrms, 5 appls. N/S pet considered. $950+ utils. (250)703-1229. Crown Isle Short term rental available Sept 1 $1400./mth. 890-7575 / 897-1023. Wendy.

RURAL COMOX, close in, cozy 2 bdrm, reno’d. 5 new appl. NP/NS. Oct. 1. $900. Ref. (250)339-7784/ 702-2772

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APARTMENTS / CONDOS LAKE TRAIL APARTMENTS

2 bdrm condos conveniently located with 2 appl and on site coin-op laundry; recent/new renos; decks & windows recently replaced; near schools & bus routes; N/S; N/P; starting from $700/month, incl. FREE heat & hot water; for immediate & Sept 1 possession.

ULVERSTON MANOR

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

CAMEO II CONDOMINIUMS

Beautifully finished 2 bdrm, 2nd level, open concept condo features stainless appl., engineered hardwood flooring & 4” baseboards, master w/walk in closet, patio area, separate storage/laundry room, lovely fixtures, & glacier views; ideal for professional individual or couple; $900/mo; N/P, avail Oct 1

THE TIDES

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

DRIFTWOOD CONDOS

2 bdrm, 2nd floor condos features 2 appl with secured on site coin-op laundry; ideal, central location; no need for car to access all amenities; on bus routes; N/S; N/P; Rents from $725/ month; N/P; immediate & Oct 1 possession

TRUMPETER’S LANDING

Gorgeous 2 bdrm suite located on Courtenay Airpark Walkway; features 6 appl, 2 bath, cork floors, 2 decks, underground parking, & much more; N/S; N/P; avail. Oct 1; $1100/month

DUPLEXES PARK PLACE DUPLEX

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

COUSINS ROAD

Exceptionally spacious 3 bdrm duplex, 4 appl, 1.5 bath, lots of windows, & storage; large, fenced back yard with shed; located near schools and shopping; N/S & N/P; $1100/month; avail Oct 1 w/ possibility of earlier possession

JOSHUA PLACE

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

HOMES KYE BAY EXECUTIVE HOME

Perfect beach getaway! Brand new 4 bdrm, 3 bath home w/ ocean views incl. high quality finishing from top to bottom –granite, hardwood, stone accents, heat pump, hardiplank, stainless kitchen appliances, plus 2 car garage & 2 decks. Low maintenance property is designed for pure enjoyment! Avail. Sept 1; $2200/month

URQUHART PLACE

Fully renovated 3 bdrm, 2 bath home with beautiful solarium features, 5 appl., garage, & tiered backyard for the gardening enthusiast; walking distance to schools & Puntledge Park; Oct.1 possession; $1100/month, pets upon approval.

KENDAL AVE HOME

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

VIVIAN WAY RANCHER

Peace & tranquility, moments to beach in Fanny Bay; Rancher includes 3 bdrms, 1.5 baths, 5 appl. & woodstove; landscaping is easy to maintain; $900/month; N/P, avail. Oct. 1

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Your Community, Your Classifieds. Call 310-3535

PINE PLACE

Exceptionally spacious 3 bedroom townhome features 5 appls., storage, new paint & is ideally located near schools & all amenities; avail. Sept. 15 w/ possibility of early possession; $900/month, N/P

TUNNER GARDENS

Adult oriented living in this amazing suite! Property features 2 bdrms, 2 baths, incl. soaker tub in ensuite, 6 appl, patio, carport, gas f/p, & more; N/S; small pets will be considered; $1100/month; avail Nov 1 w/possibility of early possession

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BLUE JAY APARTMENTS

1970 Fitzgerald Avenue, Courtenay

450-19th Street, Courtenay

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

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

250-334-3078

Call Pat at 250-703-6965

WILLOW ARMS APARTMENT

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

For viewing please call Donna 250-334-9667

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

For viewing call Donna 250-334-9667

ARRAN HOUSE APARTMENTS

RYAN COURT

1015 Cumberland Road, Courtenay

1450 Tunner Drive, Courtenay

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

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

Call 250-338-7449

Call 250-334-9717

5th St. corner location, Courtenay 3000 sq ft, July 1/12. Pat 250-703-0211 or Walt 250-338-6281.

250-897-1611 Licensed Professionals www.pennylane.bc.ca

CLOSE TO PUNTLEDGE PARK new 3 bdrm home, 2 1/2 bath. 5 appls, gas F/P. garage, N/S, No pets. Avail. Nov. 1 $1,300/mth CLOSE TO DRIFTWOOD MALL 2 bdrm, 1 bath rancher, 4 appls, fenced yrd, carport, landscaping incl, N/S, No pets. Avail Oct. 1$925/mth SPACIOUS COMOX HOME 4 bdrm, 1 1/2 bath, 5 appls, F/P & pellet stove, fam. rm, carport, lrg deck, fenced yrd, N/S, No pets. Avail. Oct. 1 $1,100/mth COMOX 4 BDRM 2 bath home, 6 appls, gas & wood F/P, family rm, carport, N/S No pets. Avail. Oct. 1$1050/mth COMOX OCEAN VIEW huge 6 bdrm, 3 1/2 bath home within walking distance of down town Comox, 5 appls, gas F/P, N/S, pets neg. w/ref. Avail. Oct. 1 $1,350/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

200 Back Road, Courtenay

22-2728 1st St. Condo has 2 levels, 3 bdrm, 2 bath, 1 up, 5 appls, electric baseboard heat, electric fireplace, single car garage, $1,050/mth Available Nov 1st

Call Sharon 250-338-7449 CONDOS

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PACIFIC COURT

1045 Cumberland Road, Courtenay

1520/1540 Piercy Ave., Courtenay

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

2 bedroom suite available immediately and 1 bedroom available October 1st, in clean, quiet bldg with on-site manager, close to town, schools, and bus. Stove, fridge, blinds and carpet.

Call 250-334-9717

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

CYPRESS ARMS

To View, Call 250-334-4483

1255 9th Street, Courtenay

ST. BRELADES

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.

146 Back Road, Courtenay

For viewing call Donna 250-334-9667

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 TOWNHOUSES

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

Call 250-334-9717

AUTO FINANCING

ROOMS FOR RENT

HOLLYRIDGE MANOR 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.

ROADMASTER TRACKER tow bar & arms for car. $125. Call (250)338-0289.

PRIME RETAIL

APARTMENTS

PARK PLACE

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160A Archery Cres, Courtenay duplex, 3 bdrm, 2 level house, 3 bath, family rm, 5 appls, $900/mth Short term rental from October to March $900/mth 2705A Urquhart, 3 bdrm, 2 baths, N/P, N/S, 5 appls (2 shared). $1100/mth Available Immed. 6754 Buckley Bay Rd 4 bdrm, large family room, double car garage, 3 bath, large deck, 5 appls, located on oceans. $1400/mth Available Immed.

OFFICE/RETAIL 830 SQFT office space for rent. Avail. Oct. 1st. High traffic area across from Coutenay Elementary School. Street front location with client parking. Separate entrances front and back. $850 monthly. For further information call Diane 250-703-5412. 910 Fitzgerald Avenue Corner Fitzgerald & Eighth Prime office space available 1,500 to 3,800 sq. ft. available now. Excellent downtown location near Court House. On a highly visible site. Modern, well maintained professional building. Elevator. Air conditioned. Ample parking. Many tenant improvements in place. One of the finest office buildings in the Comox Valley. For details phone 339-1222 or 339-0490

$550./mo ROOM only – $800. Room & Board to include 5 lunches & 5 dinners, Mon to Fri. Great, quiet, secluded Courtenay location. For more info call Trish 250-871-5011.

SENIOR ASSISTED LIVING ABBEYFIELD HOUSE offers affordable, supportive seniors accommodation in a home-like setting. All meals provided. Jane at 338-7136 for tour

SHARED ACCOMMODATION LARGE Excecutive Home on vate Comox Acreage, Fully nished, NS, No Pets, Includes dro, Phone Cable, $850.00 Month 250-339-7892

STORAGE STORE YOUR RV, 5th Wheel or boat in a dry covered area. New construction. 10x30x14 high. $85/month or $800/year. Fenced outside storage $50/mth.Call 250-338-5503.

SUITES, LOWER COURTENAY- CLEAN, cozy bachelor. $600 inclds hydro & internet. Close to town NP/NS. Oct 1. 250-334-7504.

TOWNHOUSES

250-897-1611 Licensed Professionals www.pennylane.bc.ca

ONE YR OLD DUPLEX 3 bdrm, 2 1/2 bath, 5 appls, gas F/P, garage, N/S, No pets. Ctny west. Avail. Nov. 1 - $1.100/mth

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

Your Community

Classifieds can take you places!

COURTENAY. avail immed, 2426 Rosewall Cres. 9’ x 13’, lrg windows, , security grd level entry, $400. 250-334-1080.

WE’RE ON THE WEB

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250-897-1611 Licensed Professionals www.pennylane.bc.ca

TRUMPETER’S LANDING modern newer condos bordering the airpark. Avail. units include 2 bdrm, 2 bath, 6 appls, custom finishing, balconies/patios, underground pkg, storage units, some with wonderful ocean views. N/S, No pets. Avail. Immed. Rents from $1,100/mth. BARCLAY SQUARE 2 bdrm, 1 bath townhouse, 4 appls, balcony, new paint & flooring, N/S, No pets. Avail. Immed. - $700/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. Oct. 1 $935/mth BARCLAY SQUARE 2 bdrm, 1 bath, 4 appls, patio, newer carpets & new paint, N/S, No pets. Avail. Immd $775/mth BRAIDWOOD MANOR 3 bdrm, 1 1 1/2 bath condo, 3 appls, N/S, No pet. Avail. Immed. - $775/mth ST. AUBINS COURT 2 bdrm, 1 bath townhouse, 5 appls, patio, N/S, No pets. Avail. Immed. - $775/mth PUNTLEDGE TERRACE 2 bdrm, 1 bath townhouse, 5 appls, patio, N/S, No pets. Avail. Oct. 1 - $800/mth PARK PLACE MANOR 2 bdrm, 1 bath condo, 5 appls, gas F/P (gas incl), balcony, N/S, No pets. Avail. Oct. 1 $775/mth BRITTANIA PLACE Lovely one level patio home at Crown Isle, 2 bdrm & den, 2 bath, 7 appls, gas F/P, double garage, large deck overlooking pond & golf course. N/S, No pets. Avail. Oct. 1 $1,400/mth WILLOW WOOD 2 bdrm, 1 bath patio home, 4 appls., patio, 2 res. pkg spaces, N/S. No pets. Avail. Oct 1 $725mth FIVE OAKS VILLA Top flr 2 bdrm, 1 bath condo, 5 appls. balcony, N/S, No pets. Avail. Oct .1 - $875/mth FULLY FURNISHED modern 1 bdrm & den, 1 bath condo at Trumpeters Landing, 5 appls, elect. F/P, balcony, underground pkg. Avail. for short or long term. N/S, No pets. Avail. Oct 1 $1,100/mth BRAIDWOOD MANOR 1 bdrm, 1 bath, F & S, new paint & carpet, insuite storage, patio, N/S, pet ok w/ref. Avail. Immed. - $650/mth CTNY WEST DUPLEX 3 bdrm, 1 1/2 bath, 4 appls, fenced yrd, N/S, small pet. neg. Avail. Immed. $1,050/mth 4 BDRM DUPLEX, 3 full baths, 5 appls, garage, fenced yrd, N/S, pets neg, NE Cty. Avail. Immed. $1,200/mth CLOSE TO COLLEGE newer 2 bdrm, 1 bath townhouse, 5 appls, patio, res. pkg, N/S, No pets. Avail Oct 1 - $800/mth SPACIOUS DUPLEX 3 bdrm & den, 2 1/2 bath, 5 appls, gas F/P, garage, fenced yrd, NE Ctny, N/S, No pets. Avail. Oct. 1 -$1,150/mth ARGO COURT 2 bdrm, 1 bath, F&S, coin laundry, basic cable & hot water incl., N/S, No pets. Avail Immed. & Oct. 1 - $700/mth. Call res Mrg. 334-8602 BRAIDWOOD MANOR 1 bdrm, 1 bath, F & S, coin laundry, N/S, No pets. Avail. Nov. 1 - &650/mth ARGO COURT 1 bdrm, 1 bath,F & S coin laundry, basic, cable & hot water incl., N/S, No pets. Avail. Oct. 15 $650/mth QUIET CUL-DE-SAC 3bdrm & den duplex, 2 1/2 bath, 5 appls, garage, N/S, Pet neg. w/ref. Avail. Nov. 1 $1,050/mth

Call us today • 310-3535 •

CLASSIFIEDS WORK HARD! Call 310.3535

CARS 1969 VOLKSWAGEN BugConvertible, good shape, runs well, $4000. Willing to trade for a sm 4x4 truck. (250)897-0921. 1997 CHRYSLER Intrepid, Maroon, 6 cyl 3.3 auto. well maint., records, great shape $1350. 218-5122 or 792-3020 1999 CHRYSLER LHS, fully loaded, excellent condition. $5995 obo. (250)339-5057.

SPORTS & IMPORTS 2000 BMW-Z3-M Roadster, 56k-miles, mint condition, $25,900. Call (250)338-0708. OKANAGAN’S Largest Used Car Super Store. Always open online at: www.bcmotor products.com 250-545-2206

SCRAP CAR REMOVAL SCRAP BATTERIES Wanted! We BUY Scrap Batteries from Cars, Trucks etc. $4.00/ea. & up! Free pick-up Island Wide. Min. 10 (1)250.510.4340 Ask for Brad

TRUCKS & VANS 2008 COLORODO Z71-LT. Msrp-$36k. 40,000kms, warranty. $16,900. (250)338-0708

LOOKING FOR AN AUCTION BEDROOM SUITE COUCH DELI ESTHETICS FUEL GARAGE SALE HOUSE INVESTMENTS JUNGLE GYM KILN LIVING ROOM SUITE MOVING COMPANY NAIL CARE OPEN HOUSE POULTRY QUILT ROLLING PIN SAIL BOAT TELEVISION UMBRELLA VENETIAN BLINDS WINDOW WASHER XYLOPHONE YARD WORK ZEBRA

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Comox Valley Worship Directory Church of Our Lord HOLY COMMUNION

9:30 am each Sunday at Berwick 1700 Comox Ave. Comox

All Welcome www.coolcomox.ca

The Anglican Mission

NORTH NORTH ISLAND ISLAND UNITY UNITY Honouring all spiritual paths

September 25th

date Speaker LUT Vicki Vanderhorst, speaker’s name “We Are Thriving” Spiritual Mentor: Vicki Vanderhorst, LUT northislandunity@hotmail.com northislandunity@hotmail.com

1-866-853-9866 www.unity.org 1-866-853-9866 www.unity.org

Sunday Services 10:30 Lions Den Nordin St. Comox

ECKANKAR Religion of the Light & Sound of God

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

Have you lived before? 4th Sunday 11:00 am Contact: 250-331-9338 www.eckankar.org

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

250-218-0298

Community HU Song

BAHÁ’Í FAITH

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

Comox Valley Unitarian Fellowship

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

Nourish Your Spirit. Heal the World.

www.cvuf.ca

250 Beach Drive, Comox (at Comox United Church)

250-890-9262

Community Church

WELCOMES YOU TO SERVICES AT:

Meeting in the Stan Hagen Theatre of the North Island College (2300 Ryan Road)

COMOX UNITED

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

250 BEACH AVENUE

www.centralefc.com

Sunday Service, Church School & Youth Group 10 am

Rev. Maggie Enwright 250-339-3966

Full Wheelchair Access

Hearing Assistance

Join us this Sunday

@ 10:30 am ~ A Place to Discover Your Life Purpose ~ Pastors Darryl & Kim Burry

Pastor Dave Koleba Associate Pastor Jake Hron

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

LUTHERAN

PRESBYTERIAN

Lil 250-338-7727 (office)

Bay Community Church Congregational Christian Churches of Canada

Faith Family

Friends

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

www.comoxunitedchurch.com

St. George’s 6th & Fitzgerald Ave.

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

COMOX VALLEY PRESBYTERIAN Service 10:30am

“Sounding forth the Supremacy of Christ in all things”

Sunday Worship & Children’s Program

Sermon:

Sunday Worship

More Than Fair

10 AM

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

Full Wheelchair Access

Hearing Assistance

LIVING A VISION FOR CHRIST AND COMMUNITY

Followed by Potluck Lunch

10:00AM at Cape Lazo Middle School Everyone Welcome

Rev. Julianne Kasmer

www.resonatechurch.ca

11 am service time starting Sept 11th

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

250-400-7800

Sunday Morning Service - 10:00 a.m. Adult Bible Study - 11:30 a.m. Children’s Sunday School - 11:30 a.m. Evening Service - 6:30 p.m. Prayer and Bible Study - 7:00 p.m. Rev. Paul Johnson, Pastor

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

ELIM GOSPEL CHAPEL

1st Street & Penrith

at 11 a.m.

467 - 4th Street (just east of Fitzgerald)

Wednesday

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

CUMBERLAND UNITED CHURCH

725 Aspen Rd., Comox Rev. Ted Hicks

“A place for you: John 14:2 2182 Comox Avenue, Comox

Pastor A. Ronald Sedo 250-339-3933

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

GRACE BAPTIST CHURCH Independent - Fundamental

SHEPHERD OF THE VALLEY LUTHERAN CHURCH (ELCIC)

RESONATE BAPTIST CHURCH

Comox Community Baptist Church

Comox Valley

THE UNITED CHURCH OF CANADA

566-5th Street, Courtenay

250-334-2823, 250-897-4850 2946 Kilpatrick Ave. Church Phone: 250-338-1312 ‘Jesus is Lord’ Sunday Services 11 am & 7 pm Hopeless? Come receive hope. Discouraged? Come be encouraged. Want a future? Come and let your past go! Jesus loves you!

Welcomes You to Fellowship with Us Sunday Worship Service & Super Sunday Club 10:00 a.m. (Nursery Provided)

CHRIST THE KING CATHOLIC CHURCH 1599 Tunner Drive, COURTENAY • 250-334-4716

Emil Silvestru Ph.D.

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

Sunday, September 18, 2011 10:30 AM

Genesis, the Gospel and the Creation/Evolution Issue For more information, Please call: Pastor William Hall at 250-890-0531

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

All are welcome. Resources will be available to purchase. 1250 Anderton Road, Comox 250-339-0224

Full Wheelchair Access

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

COURTENAY FELLOWSHIP BAPTIST CHURCH

Hearing Assistance

ANGLICAN CHURCH OF CANADA Comox Valley Parishes Welcome You!

St. Peter

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

PASTORS: Peter Rabey & Randy Dyck

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

2963 Lake Trail Road, Courtenay (across from Arden Elementary) 250-334-3432 www.courtenaybaptist.com

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

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

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

FUN • FAITH • FELLOWSHIP WITH REAL FRIENDS

www.stpeterscomox.ca

250-334-4331

CHURCH SCHOOL 10AM

RIVER HEIGHTS CHURCH

Sunday Celebration 10:30 am Hosting CV School of Supernatural Ministry (Bethel DVD Curriculum) Sept 11 to Dec 10 Sunday Evening 6:30 to 9 pm Call 250-337-8011 for more info

2201 Robert Lang Drive (Old Fish and Game Building)

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Friday, September 23, 2011 • COMOX VALLEY RECORD

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