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WEDNESDAY

October 19, 2011

A division of

Vol. 26 No. 83

Record Staff

Facing no opposition, Leslie Baird will become mayor of Cumberland for the next three years, following the Nov. 19 municipal election. The longtime member of council will replace outgoing mayor Fred Bates. “I’m just so pleased at being acclaimed,” said Baird, who will be sworn in when the new council meets for the first time in December. “It is an honour.” Incumbents Gwyn Sproule and Kate Greening are again seeking re-election while longserving councillor and former mayor Bronco Moncrief is not. Also running are Roger Kishi, Bruce Barnes, Conner Copeman, Scott Easterbrook, Eric Kozak, Todd Riley and former Cumberland councillor Leona Castle. Four council seats are available. “It’s up to the public to come out and vote for the candidate

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they want representing them,” Baird said. After the election, the new council will need to be brought up to speed on options for sewer, garbage, water, solid waste and roads. Regarding the latter, Baird said, “There is no sense paving the roads until you do the sewer and water upgrades.” Baird does not plan to forward her name to continue sitting on the regional district board. “I think that being the mayor is where I want to focus my energies at,” she said. Born in Comox and raised in Cumberland, Baird has been married 42 years to husband John, a former Cumberland fire department chief. The couple has two boys, both living in Grande Prairie, Alta., and three grandchildren. See municipal candidate statements on pages A7 to A12. Editorial, A28.

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MARISSA JADE BRIDGE died Sunday in a head-on collision on Highway 19 near Parksville. PHOTO COURTESY OF FACEBOOK

The smoke has cleared and all Comox Valley candidates declared for the Comox Valley portion of provincewide municipal elections Nov. 19. (A-Acclaimed. I-Incumbent. The first number in brackets indicates seats; the second number indicates number of candidates.)

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Cumberland Mayor A-Leslie Baird Council (4/9) Bruce Barnes Leona Castle

Conner Copeman Scott Easterbrook I-Kate Greening Roger Kishi Eric Kozak Todd Riley I-Gwyn Sproule SD 71 Courtenay (2) AI-Janice Caton A-Donna Gambacorta Comox (1) A-Dr. Peter Coleman Cumberland (1/2) Yolanda Goodwin Rick Grinham Area A (1) AI-Sheila McDonnell Area B (1) AI-Tom Weber Area C (1) A-Paula Selby

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Staff from School District 71’s critical response team spent the day at Aspen Park Elementary School Monday following the death of a classmate who died Sunday afternoon in a collision on Highway 19. Marissa Jade Bridge, 12, from Comox, along with her father Michael David Anderson, 39, of Duncan, died Sunday afternoon during a crash near the Alberni cutoff that also killed a Nanaimo man. According to Oceanside RCMP, Bridge and Anderson were in a green Nissan Pathfinder that was travelling northbound near Exit 51 shortly before 4:30 p.m. RCMP note the Pathfinder left

the highway, travelled across the grass median and into the southbound lanes, where it struck a southbound blue Ford pickup truck head-on. Traffic was detoured for some time Sunday evening while investigators continued to examine the crash scene. On their website, Aspen Park Elementary School posted a note expressing their sympathy to the girl’s family. They added parents could also visit a link to a website named Understanding Grief to help with resources for teens and death. A Facebook page has been created to share memories about Marissa. The cause of the crash remains under investigation.

The Vancouver Canucks are winners in the eyes of the Comox Valley Child Development Association. The Canucks have donated two VIP tickets for the association’s hockey raffle package. Tickets are for the Canucks’ Dec. 23 home game against the Calgary Flames. The raffle winner will also collect overnight accommodation at the Rosedale on Robson Hotel in downtown Vancouver and BC Ferries vouchers to make this trip a hockey fan’s dream come true.

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Red tide in mussels? Scott Stanfield Record Staff

Mussels harvested by Fanny Bay Oysters from the Okever Inlet near Powell River between Oct. 2 and 14 might contain Paralytic Shellfish Poisoning (PSP), also known as red tide, according to the Canadian Food Inspection Agency. The raw mussels were mostly distributed to wholesalers and restaurants in Western Canada, though some might have been sold at retail seafood counters, and in other provinces. A voluntary

CORRECTION Colleen Howard, not Colleen Dawson, of Comox raised a whopping $915 to top all of the fundraisers participating in the recent Kidney Walk in the Comox Valley.

recall is in effect. “It is unusual for us to have a red tide this time of year,” said Roberta Stevenson, executive director of the B.C. Shellfish Growers Association. “The process remains very, very stable whereby the product is recalled almost never. Usually we see numbers changing prior to there being any issue.” No one became sick from these mussels, Stevenson added. “I’m not downplaying it but it’s probably because the numbers are very low — high enough that the product should be recalled but not high enough to get anyone sick. There’s this huge cautionary margin built,” she said, noting the recall was voluntary by the processors. Red tide is a natural toxin that can accumulate year-round in bivalve shellfish.

“The numbers come up slowly and we watch them,” Stevenson said. “If we do think we’re going to get one then we’ll stop selling...There’s a huge precautionary measure in there. “It’s sad because these growers don’t like to have these shutdowns, but they don’t last much more than three weeks,” she added. Consumers who purchased raw mussels are asked to check with their retailer or supplier to see if their purchase is covered by the recall. Symptoms of PSP include tingling and numbness of the lips, tongue, hands and feet, and difficulty swallowing. Severe cases can progress to walking difficulties, muscle or respiratory paralysis, and death in as few as 12 hours.

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Renovation of City Hall on budget and on schedule Lindsay Chung Record Staff

Renovations to Courtenay City Hall are expected to be complete by the end of this month. The project began in July and has involved extensive repairs to the building envelope and included new wood, stone, aluminum siding and window upgrades, as well as a large new window over the council chambers and part of the second floor. The project also included a complete revitalization of the exterior entrance, including new landscaping, benches and seating areas and pavers. Some minor interior work was added to the scope of the work to allow for effi-

ciencies while contractors were on site, according to a report from community services director Randy Wiwchar, which council received Monday. “The project’s goal was to improve the appearance of the building, address building envelope issues including leaking, and extend the life of the building for another 10-15 years,” he wrote. “The project is also part of Courtenay’s Climate Action Strategy, retrofitting City facilities to reduce greenhouse gas and reduce energy costs. The building was originally constructed in 1948 and since then has seen many adaptations and cosmetic and functional changes. This renovation gives the City Hall a new fresh, modern look, which

is consistent with the City’s vision and with other City facilities in the downtown core and cultural district.” The renovation is projected to be finished by the end of October, although some interior work and final landscaping will be done after this date, according to Wiwchar. “The project has gone fairly smoothly and has created only minor inconveniences to the public and staff,” he wrote. “The staff can be thanked for their patience with noise, dust, office relocation, water damage and parking issues.” The total project costs are $595,000. “The project is on schedule and within the overall budget allocation,” he wrote. “Considering the

amount of repairs required that were not known when the construction bid was submitted, the contractor has managed to keep the budget refined and within the City’s overall projections. “Muchalat Projects Ltd. and Martin Hagarty, architect, have been very accommodating and have done a good job in the overall construction and management of the project and in addressing a number of anticipated but unknown challenges and hidden issues.” Additional costs to the project have included restorative work to both the north and south towers. Councillors were all supportive of the project. Coun. Larry Jangula has been fielding a lot of

questions about the renovation, and he tells people he thinks it’s money wellspent. “The answer I generally give people is this is like five per cent of the cost of building a new building, and this is about a year and a half’s rent the regional district pays for their building,” he said. Coun. Manno Theos believes the work adds more appeal to the building. “I think the overall plan gives the building a longer period lifespan, and I believe the longer we put off some of those repairs, the more expensive they would have got, so I think this was the right thing to do at the right time,” he said. Coun. Jon Ambler

emphasized that the renovation helps the city reduce greenhouse gas emissions, lower energy costs and take action to address mould issues. “This was a no-brainer,” he said. “It needed doing, it looks great, and it solves some fundamental problems that have been bugging us for quite a while.” Coun. Murray Presley joked that he was just disappointed the City waited until he was leaving council to do the renovation. “I think there was no choice — we had to spend the money on it or tear it down and build a new one, and it’s a heck of a lot cheaper to rebuild this existing building and extend the life 10 to 15 years,” he said. writer@comoxvalleyrecord.com

City uninvolved in location Lindsay Chung Record Staff

City of Courtenay staff members were not part of the consultant team that recommended the North Island College site for the new regional hospital, city council is making a point to tell the provincial health minister. Mayor Greg Phelps has written a letter to Health Minister Michael de Jong hoping to “set the record straight” regarding a letter the Village of Cumberland sent in late September asking to revisit the site selection process for a new regional hospital in the Comox Valley, especially as it relates to City of Courtenay staff. Phelps is concerned about a statement by Cumberland Coun. Bronco Moncrief that, “Then came more lobbying, and the decision to hire a ‘local’ consultant team to go through the process again. That consultant team, made up of mainly Courtenay staff, recommended that the new Comox Valley hospital be located in East Courtenay.” The new regional hospital is tentatively targeted for construction at

HOSPITAL North Island College on Ryan Road. This site is the Vancouver Island Health Authority (VIHA)’s second choice after the Department of National Defence nixed the first choice at Ryan Road across from Crown Isle due to height restrictions this summer. “The only involvement that city staff had was a meeting with the consultants after VIHA had shortlisted four sites — three of which were in the city,” Phelps wrote in his letter to de Jong. “That meeting dealt exclusively with the availability of services such as sewer, water, transit, etc. I am entirely satisfied that the proper division between the city, VIHA and its consultants was followed. City staff were not part of the ‘consultant team,’nor were we a part of selecting the VIHA consultant!” Phelps concludes that, “It is time to put these types of arguments behind us and get on with building the hospital(s).” The letter, written Oct. 5, came to council Monday. “I certainly have no problem with Cumberland

disagreeing with the location; that’s their right,” said Phelps. Coun. Jon Ambler was glad the issue was addressed. “The average person in the street can say and do what they want, and short of slander or libel, there’s not very much you can do about it,” he said. “Elected officials, though, have a higher responsibility. They are held to a higher standard, and when an elected official speaks, there’s a responsibility that their comments must be true, they must be complete, they must be accurate, and they must be within context, and that’s a standard that applies to every one of us. “The comments there did not meet that standard and, therefore, we must correct it when it comes forward because if we don’t correct it, then we’re just condoning it, and we can’t go down that road. So, I’m very glad we’ve taken the initiative to do this.” Moncrief has said he feels the proposed location at North Island College is no better than the first choice across from Crown Isle and that it is inaccessible.

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North Island College’s Global Learning Initiative, in collaboration with the World Community Development Education Society, will present a screening of The Dark Side of Chocolate this Thursday at 7 p.m. in the Stan Hagen Theatre, located at NIC’s Comox Valley Campus. In The Dark Side of Chocolate, award-winning Danish journalist Miki Mistrati and filmmaker U. Roberto Romano investigate rumours and reveal new evidence about the continuation of child labour and human trafficking in the cocoa fields. At the conclusion of the film, Peggy Carswell from Fertile Ground, a local organization which has provided encouragement, training and resources to farmers, teachers, students and families living in the state of Assam, will speak on her experience with fair trade in relation to tea production. There will be a discussion of the issues surrounding fair trade and how to take action within our own community to help end the exploitation of children in the cocoa fields and ensure that cocoa is a source of joy for all children. Doors open at 6:30 p.m., and admission is by donation to the NIC Global Learning Initiative. For further information, contact Susan Auchterlonie at 250-334-5271 or visit www.nic.bc.ca. — North Island College

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Poole preaches Jangula challenging mayor of Courtenay fiscal restraint “I am asking for your support for mayor of Comox on Nov. 19,” says Bernie Poole, who announced his candidacy Friday. “I understand that there is only one taxpayer and that in these times we must be extra vigilant as we manage your tax dollars in a fiscally responsible manner. “The mayor and council must be responsive to the wishes of the electorate and must listen; and I don’t mean just at polling time. I served for 32 years in the RCAF/CF as a navigator; and much of it here in Comox. “Anne and I have three grown children; and five grandchildren. In the past I have served as the president of the North Island Branch FSNA (Federal Superannuates Association). I have also been the chairman of the annual Christmas Dream program that helped those in need during the holiday season. I am also on the executive of the First Open Heart Society (FOHS) Comox Valley Chapter. “I have come to know the community and understand very well the challenges that I will face along with council as we work to ensure that we all continue to enjoy living in this very special place we call home. “As your mayor, I promise to work hard and provide an effective voice that is responsive to the wishes of the majority. I don’t pretend that I will be able

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to please everyone; that is not possible. “Please vote for me, Bernie Poole, as mayor in Comox on Nov. 19. Thank you!” — Bernie Poole

“I have been honoured to serve as councillor for the City of Courtenay over the past nine years,” says Larry Jangula, who is running for mayor. “During that time, I have seen many positive changes and have been proud to be a part of their implementation. “As you are aware, our city is now facing many important issues that require thorough and careful consideration. Those decisions will affect our community and taxpayers for many years to come. “The city needs civic leaders that are capable of making those challenging decisions in the best interest of all our

over the past nine years has provided me with valuable insight and experience. I believe I am one of those leaders that is capable of meeting those challenges. I also believe my council track record will support that. “Our taxpayers are under a great deal of stress. The global economic downturn and

existing financial and market turmoil trickled down to our communities. “We need to keep this in mind as we make decisions and prioritize those projects we need to do, rather than those we would like to do. “Our city needs to be sensitive and understand the impact on everyone in our com-

munity, not just a few. We need to remember that there is only one taxpayer and getting the priorities right is important. “I look forward to serving my community again and helping to make our home an even better place to live for everyone — this time as your mayor.” — Larry Jangula

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Lots of people know Reynolds “Having served on Comox town council and the Comox Valley Credit Union board, volunteered for 15 years with Mount Washington’s Adaptive Snowsports, served on the World Community Board, volunteered with a host of community organizations and officiated weddings all over the Valley, running for a seat on council feels a little like walking into Cheers — where everybody knows your name,� says Courtenay council candidate Norm Reynolds. “I believe, like many, that Valley-wide governance has many advantages. However, it seems obvious to me that we have Valley-wide governance in place — it’s called Comox Valley Regional District. “One amalgamation proponent recently told me that the regional district allows too much autonomy for outlying communities — it lets the Comox mayor tell us where to put a homeless shelter and it lets the people of Union Bay decide what kind of subdivisions should be in their community. “Following that conversation, I was convinced we need a voice on council that wants to build on the co-operative relations and the goodwill that we are already generating in our local governance body rather than shaking a stick at our neighbours. “One of my first pri-

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orities will be a Comox Valley Citizens Task Force on Transportation for the 21st century. It makes no sense to see vehicles idling in traffic jams while our Vancouver-sized buses circulate with two or three passengers on schedules that don’t reflect how people live in the Comox Valley. “I was proud to be part of the Stop the HST effort that I believe telegraphs to municipal politicians that they, too, must end this shifting more and more taxes onto the shoulders of those who can least afford it.� Reynolds can be reached at 250-3380155 any day but Tuesday or Sunday or e-mail ngreynoldsng@gmail. com, see Norm’s Facebook page or visit his blog at http://mattersnorm.blogspot.com. — Norm Reynolds

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Van Egmond promoting spending restraint Back to basics, fair taxes, spending restraint, public input and accountability are what John Van Egmond wants to bring to Courtenay city council. A five-year resident of the Comox Valley, John and his wife Joanne really appreciate the beauty of the parks, river walkways, estuary of the Valley and are proud to call the Valley home. Outside of his job running a busy flooring department at Central Builders, John has been active with various charities, business groups, sitting on committees and boards. Including

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a term as president of BNI, a stint on the board of L’Arche, and on the organizing committees for Tour de Rock and Relay for Life. John’s experience in sales and marketing are offset by his time and training as a minister and work

over the years in the church and with youth groups, soup kitchens and street people. John believes that he can bring a common sense approach to the city’s decisionmaking process. “There is so much pressure from special-interest groups to go beyond the municipal mandate and spend taxpayers’ money and put our city into further debt in a time of unprecedented tax income. “Why, In the midst of the highest tax revenue years ever, does our City continue to incur debt! The tax burden primarily rests on an aging demographic of

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Former planner looking for votes Barbara Price is running for Comox council. “I want to make sure that the interests of the people of Comox come first. If we are to have a truly accountable Town Hall, people must know that their voice matters.� For 15 years, Price has served as a local politician, both on the regional district board and Comox council. “I come with a record of listening and keeping taxes down.� Price worked as a city planner before raising a family. Now she cares for her aging father, is starting a business and continues as an active volunteer. She has served on many boards and committees, ranging from community and environmental health to transportation, affordable housing and the economy As president of the Comox Archives and Museum, she spearheaded the move of the Pearl Ellis Gallery and Comox Archives and Museum to their new street-front location, enhancing both Comox arts and culture and the downtown business district. She works to preserve Comox’s special

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Needs, not wants, crucial Maureen Swift filed her nomination papers Friday, seeking a seat on Comox council in the Nov. 19 election. Although a newcomer to local politics, Maureen has lived in the Comox Valley for more than 30 years, and in Comox for nearly 20 of them. Maureen took early retirement from her position at Brooklyn Elementary where she spent almost all of her 28-year career, teaching Comox children. In response to the obvious question as to why she wants to be a councillor, Swift said, “As the mother of two adult children striving to carve out their own lives, I have become increasingly conscious of the ever-increasing costs of local government. We have to be sure that property taxes are fair, and affordable if we are to be able to have a viable business community and to have our children and grandchildren own houses in the town they grew up in.

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“We need to ensure that our priorities reflect our needs rather than our wants, and that our local government be a provider of services and a facilitator for planned development.� Acknowledging that she has no experience in local government, she said, “I know this community, and I believe that many people in this community know me. I have been the chair of the Comox Valley Hospice Society for five years, and, in that role, I believe that I have firmly established my reputation for thoughtful consideration of competing views and interests, and for making prin-

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Hillian seeking Fletcher has experience three-year term Incumbent Doug Hillian has confirmed his intent to seek a second term on Courtenay city council. Hillian is a 32-year resident of Courtenay who worked as a community probation officer for 20 years before serving as a policy consultant and senior manager with the provincial government. He is employed as director of practice for the Vancouver Island Region of the Ministry of Children and Family Development. His contributions to public safety and community justice were acknowledged in 2003 when he was awarded the Governor-General’s Corrections Exemplary Service Medal. Hillian’s experience includes serving on Parent Advisory Councils and as a board member with World Community, the Justice Centre, the Strathcona Employment and Economic Development Society, and the Crisis Centre. He was a founding director of the Comox Valley Transition Society and the Social Planning Society, and has moderated numerous community forums on social and economic issues. He continues to volunteer as a facilitator at the Community Justice Centre. Hillian has two adult children, both of whom completed

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their schooling in Courtenay, and three grandchildren. He spent 10 years coaching youth soccer and remains active as a player, also enjoying badminton and singing in the Just In Time jazz choir. First elected in a byelection two years ago, Hillian has served as council representative on the Drug Strategy committee, the Puntledge Restoration Society and the July 1 committee. “The past two years on council have certainly been a learning experience,” says Hillian. “I have worked hard to offer a reasonable and progressive approach to the role of councillor, while striving to be accessible to the citizens of the community.” Hillian can be contacted at dhillian@ courtenay.ca or at www.doughillian.ca. — Doug Hillian

Patti Fletcher has offered her name and reputation to the citizens of Comox for reelection to Comox council in the Nov. 19 election. Patti has proudly served the Comox community on council for the past nine years. “It has been an immense privilege to represent the citizens of Comox at the council table and in the community. The knowledge and information I have obtained over the past nine years has strengthened my understanding of our community and Town operations. “I would be honoured to further represent the Town and utilize the awareness and insight I have gained.” The past three years, Fletcher has represented the Town at the Comox Valley Regional District Board table. Her co-

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operative approach to regional issues has seen results. “In the past three years several vital guiding documents have been completed with community engagement and input. These include the Regional Growth Strategy, the Sustainability Strategy, the Town of Comox Official Community Plan and the Comox Traffic Study. “With these documents in hand, now is the time to move forward and implement

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NOW IT’S EASY TO OWN WINTER WITH UP TO

WITH THE PURCHASE OR LEASE OF SELECT NEW MODELS.

 R

$

$

FORD LETS YOU RECYCLE YOUR 2005 OR OLDER VEHICLE & GET

UP TO $3,000

TOWARDS MOST NEW FORD VEHICLES.

Ford Lets you Recycle Your 2005 or older vehicle & get up to $3,000 towards most new Ford vehicles. This offer is in addition to incentives currently offered on qualifying new Ford vehicles. Incentives range from $500 to $3000. Visit www.ford.ca for details.

development is important to the overall health and vitality of the Town of Comox. As the Town’s representative on the Comox Archives and Museum board, she has been a strong advocate for moving the museum

OWN FOR ONLY

21,999 *

OR

OWN FOR ONLY

27,449

*

OR

$

$

7.1L/100 km 40 MPG HWY*** 10.0L/100 km 28 MPG CITY***

and the Pearl Ellis Gallery to its new location on Comox Avenue. “This will make our main street more exciting,” she said. “Thank you to the citizens of Comox for allowing me to represent you. it would be

ON FIESTA, FOCUS, FUSION, ESCAPE, EDGE (EXCLUDING EDGE SPORT) AND EXPLORER MODELS

$1,800 (MSRP) VALUE

AND

• WINTER TIRES • WINTER WHEELS • TIRE PRESSURE MONITORING SYSTEM

FINANCED BI-WEEKLY FOR 72 MONTHS WITH $2,700 DOWN PAYMENT AND $3,500 MANUFACTURER REBATE. OFFER INCLUDES $1,550 FREIGHT & AIR TAX.

149 6.29 **

@

%

6.0L/100 km 47 MPG HWY*** 9.0L/100 km 31 MPG CITY*** TRACTION CONTROL

FINANCED BI-WEEKLY FOR 60 MONTHS WITH $2,900 DOWN PAYMENT. OFFERS INCLUDE $1,600 FREIGHT & AIR TAX.

189 0

**

@

AVAILABLE 4WD

ALL VEHICLES SHOWN FEATURE: A

%

APR

ELECTRONIC STABILITY CONTROL‡

ELIGIBLE COSTCO MEMBERS RECEIVE

a pleasure to continue to work with you to ensure that our community is a place where all citizens can thrive.” Turner can be reached at 250-3390167 or e-mail at mturner@comox.ca. — Marcia Turner

GET WINTER READY WITH SAFETY FEATURES AND OPTIONS LIKE ADVANCETRAC, ABS, AND AVAILABLE HEATED LEATHER SEATS. ®‡

2012 FOCUS SE AUTO

GET FI GET F FINANCING NA ANCIN ANCIN ING

% 36 MONTHS APR

FOR UP TO

ON MOST NEW 2012 FOCUS MODELS. †

OR

FINANCED BI-WEEKLY FOR 72 MONTHS WITH $3,100 DOWN PAYMENT. OFFERS INCLUDE $1,600 FREIGHT & AIR TAX.

MP3 COMPATIBLE

AS LOW AS

GET FINANCING

60 MONTHS FOR UP TO **

ON SELECT NEW 2012 MODELS.

% 0 APR

2011 FUSION I4 SE AUTO

PURCHASE FINANCE FOR ONLY

PLUS

APR

ELECTRONIC STABILITY CONTROL‡

PLUS ELIGIBLE CUSTOMERS GET $1000 COSTCO INCENTIVE & $1000 RECYCLE YOUR RIDE INCENTIVE

MP3 COMPATIBLE

2012 ESCAPE I4 XLT AUTO

PURCHASE FINANCE FOR ONLY

ELIGIBLE CUSTOMERS GET $1000 COSTCO INCENTIVE & $1000 RECYCLE YOUR RIDE INCENTIVE

MP3 COMPATIBLE

AVAILABLE SYNC®‡‡

AVAILABLE HEATED SEATS

$ ,

1 000

Hurry in and get winter ready. Only at your BC Ford Store.

bcford.ca

ON MOST 2011 AND 2012 FORD VEHICLES. VISIT FORDCOSTCO.CA

WISE BUYERS READ THE LEGAL COPY: Vehicle(s) may be shown with optional equipment. Dealer may sell or lease for less. Limited time offers. Offers may be cancelled at any time without notice. See your Ford Dealer for complete details or call the Ford Customer Relationship Centre at 1-800-565-3673. †Receive a winter safety package which includes: four (4) Winter Tires, four (4) steel Rims (Escape receives alloy wheels), and one (1) Tire pressure monitoring system when you purchase lease any new 2011/2012 Ford Fiesta, Focus, Fusion, Escape, Edge (excluding Sport) or Explorer on or before Nov 30/11. This offer is not applicable to any Fleet (other than small fleets with an eligible FIN) or Government customers and not combinable with CPA, GPC, CFIP or Daily Rental Allowances. Some conditions apply. See Dealer for details. Vehicle handling characteristics, tire load index and speed rating may not be the same as factory supplied all season tires. Winter tires are meant to be operated during winter conditions and may require a higher cold inflation pressure than all season tires. Consult your Ford of Canada dealer for details including applicable warranty coverage. *Purchase a new 2011 Fiesta SE Sedan/2012 Focus SE Sedan with automatic transmission/2011 Fusion SE with automatic transmission/2012 Escape I4 XLT 4x2 with automatic transmission for $15,999/$21,499/$21,999/$27,449 after Total Manufacturer Rebate of $1,500/$0/$3,500/$0 deducted. Taxes payable on full amount of purchase price after Manufacturer Rebate has been deducted. Offers include freight and air tax of $1,550/$1,600/$1,550/$1,600 but exclude variable charges of license, fuel fill charge, insurance, registration, PPSA, administration fees, any environmental charges or fees, and all applicable taxes. All prices are based on Manufacturer’s Suggested Retail Price. Manufacturer Rebates can be used in conjunction with most retail consumer offers made available by Ford of Canada at either the time of factory order or delivery, but not both. Manufacturer Rebates are not combinable with any fleet consumer incentives. **Receive 0% APR purchase financing on new 2012 Ford [Fusion (excluding S)/Escape (excluding I4 Manual)] / [Taurus (excluding SE)/Flex (excluding SE)] / [Focus (excluding S)/Edge (excluding SE)] models for a maximum of [60]/[48]/[36] months to qualified retail customers, on approved credit (OAC) from Ford Credit. Not all buyers will qualify for the lowest interest rate. Example: $30,000 purchase financed at 0% APR for [60]/[48]/[36] months, monthly payment is [$500]/[$625]/[$833], cost of borrowing is $0 or APR of 0% and total to be repaid is $30,000. Down payment on purchase financing offers may be required based on approved credit from Ford Credit. Taxes payable on full amount of purchase price. **Choose 6.29%/2.99%/6.29%/0% APR purchase financing on a new 2011 Fiesta SE Sedan/2012 Focus SE Sedan with automatic transmission/2011 Fusion SE with automatic transmission/2012 Escape I4 XLT 4x2 with automatic transmission for a maximum of 72/72/72/60 months to qualified retail customers, OAC from Ford Credit. Not all buyers will qualify for the lowest APR payment. Purchase financing monthly payment is $216/$279/$322/$409 (the sum of twelve (12) monthly payments divided by 26 periods gives payee a bi-weekly payment of $99/$129/$149/$189 with a down payment of $3,100/$3,100/$2,700/$2,900 or equivalent trade-in. Cost of borrowing is $2,620.16/$1,722.56/$3,920.19/$0 or APR of 6.29%/2.99%/6.29%/0% and total to be repaid is $15,519.16/$20,121.56/$23,219.19/$24,549. Offers include a Manufacturer Rebate of $1,500/$0/$3,500/$0 freight and air tax of $1,550/$1,600/$1,550/$1,600 but exclude variable charges of license, fuel fill charge, insurance, registration, PPSA, administration fees, any environmental charges or fees, and all applicable taxes. Taxes are payable on the full amount of the purchase price. Bi-Weekly payments are only available using a customer initiated PC (Internet Banking) or Phone Pay system through the customer’s own bank (if offered by that financial institution). The customer is required to sign a monthly payment contract and furnish a cheque in the amount of the first bi-weekly payment on the contract date. Subsequent bi-weekly payments will be made via a PC or Phone Pay system commencing 2 weeks following the contract date. Dealer may sell for less. Offers vary by model and not all combinations will apply. Offers are available to customers taking retail incentives and may only be available on approved credit (OAC) from Ford Credit. ***Estimated fuel consumption ratings for the 2011 Fiesta 1.6L I4 5-speed Manual transmission: [7.1L/100km (40MPG) City, 5.3L/100km (53MPG) Hwy] / 2012 Focus 2.0L I4 6-speed Automatic transmission: [7.3L/100km (39MPG) City, 5.2L/100km (54MPG) Hwy] / 2011 Fusion FWD 2.5L I4 6-speed Automatic transmission: [9L/100km (31MPG) City, 6L/100km (47MPG) Hwy] / 2012 Escape FWD 2.5L I4 6-speed Automatic transmission: [10L/100km (28MPG) City, 7.1L/100km (40MPG) Hwy]. Fuel consumption ratings based on Transport Canada approved test methods. Actual fuel consumption will vary based on road conditions, vehicle loading and driving habits. ‡Remember that even advanced technology cannot overcome the laws of physics. It’s always possible to lose control of a vehicle due to inappropriate driver input for the conditions. ‡‡Some mobile phones and some digital media players may not be fully compatible – check www.syncmyride.com for a listing of mobile phones, media players, and features supported. Driving while distracted can result in loss of vehicle control, accident and injury. Ford recommends that drivers use caution when using mobile phones, even with voice commands. Only use mobile phones and other devices, even with voice commands, not essential to driving when it is safe to do so. SYNC is optional on most new Ford vehicles. ††© 2011 Sirius Canada Inc. “SIRIUS”, the SIRIUS dog logo, channel names and logos are trademarks of SIRIUS XM Radio Inc. and are used under licence. ▲Offer only valid from September 1, 2011 to October 31, 2011 (the “Offer Period”) to resident Canadians with a Costco membership on or before August 31, 2011. Use this $1,000CDN Costco member offer towards the purchase or lease of a new 2011/2012 Ford/Lincoln vehicle (excluding Fiesta, Focus, Ranger, Raptor, GT500, Mustang Boss 302, Transit Connect EV & Medium Truck) (each an “Eligible Vehicle”). The Eligible Vehicle must be delivered and/or factory-ordered from your participating Ford/Lincoln dealer within the Offer Period. Offer is only valid at participating dealers, is subject to vehicle availability, and may be cancelled or changed at any time without notice. Only one (1) offer may be applied towards the purchase or lease of one (1) Eligible Vehicle, up to a maximum of two (2) separate Eligible Vehicle sales per Costco Membership Number. Offer is transferable to persons domiciled with an eligible Costco member. This offer can be used in conjunction with most retail consumer offers made available by Ford Motor Company of Canada at either the time of factory order (if ordered within the Offer Period) or delivery, but not both. Offer is not combinable with any CPA/GPC or Daily Rental incentives, the Commercial Upfit Program or the Commercial Fleet Incentive Program (CFIP). Applicable taxes calculated before $1,000CDN offer is deducted. ▼Program in effect from October 1, 2011 to January 3, 2012 (the “Program Period”) To qualify, customer must turn in a 2005 model year or older vehicle that is in running condition (able to start and move and without missing parts) and has been properly registered/plated or insured for the last 3 months (the “Criteria”). Eligible customers will receive [$500]/[$1,000]/[$2,500]/[$3,000] towards the purchase or lease of a new 2011/2012 Ford [Fiesta (excluding S), Focus (excluding S)]/[Fusion (excluding SE), Taurus (excluding SE), Mustang (excluding Value Leader), Escape (excluding XLT I4 Manual), Transit Connect (excluding EV), Ranger (excluding Regular Cab 4x2 XL), Edge (excluding SE), Flex (excluding SE), Explorer (excluding base)]/[F-150 (excluding Regular Cab 4x2 XL), Expedition, E-Series]/[F250-550] – all Raptor, GT500, BOSS302, and Medium Truck models excluded (each an “Eligible Vehicle”). Taxes payable before Rebate amount is deducted. To qualify: (i) customer must, at the time of the Eligible Vehicle sale, provide the Dealer with (a)sufficient proof of Criteria, and (b) signed original ownership transferring customer vehicle to the Authorized Recycler; and (ii) Eligible Vehicle must be purchased, leased, or factory ordered during the Program Period. Offer only available to residents of Canada and payable in Canadian dollars. Offer is transferable to persons domiciled with the owner of the recycled vehicle. Offer can be used in conjunction with most retail consumer offers made available by Ford at either the time of factory order or delivery, but not both. Offer not available on any vehicle receiving CPA, GPC, or Daily Rental Rebates and the Commercial Fleet Rebate Program (CFIP). †††Based on R.L. Polk Canada, Inc. vehicle registrations data, YTD April 2011. Class is small utility. Limited time offer, see dealer for details or call the Ford Customer Relationship Centre at 1-800-565-3673. ©2011 Ford Motor Company of Canada, Limited. All rights reserved.

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MARCIA TURNER


COMOX VALLEY RECORD • Wednesday, October 19, 2011

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FREE Trick or Treat Bags

with Every Purchase!

McCormick

• Reusable • Recyclable • Compostable

International Sauce Mix 30-56gr

While Supplies Last!

FOR

Vancouver Island No.1

Red or Yellow Flesh Potatoes 10 lb. bag

10 lb Bag

3

3$

99

Inside Round

3

Oven Roast Family Pack, 7.69 per kg

5

49 PER

lb

Bakery Fresh

3-Korn Bread

2

Green Giant

Frozen Vegetables 750gr

2$ FOR

e l r ? w o h n e e w o l l a H a i n n g n a l p u Are yo

Pringles

Potato Chips Shorty, 139-140gr

99

¢

Schweppes

Dr. Pepper, Orange Crush Ginger Ale, Tonic or Mug Root Beer Water or Club Soda 2lt

A great selection of BC Grown

Halloween Pumpkins In stores now!

5

99

arly Shop e st for be n o selecti

99

¢

2lt

Plus Applicable Fees

Prices in effect October 17 - 23, 2011 For Store Locations & Hours, Please Visit www.qualityfoods.com


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T-Bone Grilling Steak

Boneless Blade Pot Roast Family Pack, 7.69 per kg

Family Pack, 15.41 per kg

6

99

Fresh

lb

Fresh Australian

Lamb Loin Chops

Fresh

Stewing Beef

Fresh

Chicken Breast Fillets

3

Fresh

PER

Family Pack, 7.69 per kg

8.80 per kg

3

99 PER

lb

Bonus Q-Points

Chicken Thighs Boneless 907gr, Each

10,000

For

Q

points

bonus

Nestle Sundae Ice Cream

lb

DeCecco

Get A Pasta

FREE

Tiger Tiger

Tiger Tiger

250gr

300gr

Microwave Rice Noodles

2$

3500 2000

lb

PER

for

500gr

Simmer Sauce 420gr

for

400gr

5

370 ml

1000

99 3

2$ for

5

4

99

Astro

Yogourt Selected, 650- 750gr

2

99

Tiger Tiger

Easy Entree 550gr

Astro

99 4

Yogourt Drink 8x90 - 8x94 ml

99 4

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Nestle Carnation Evaporated Milk

Ribs

600-750gr, Each

10,000

875ml

2000

Rocky Mountain

12x100gr

2$

Authentic Thai Soup

lb

Multipak Yogourt

ali Oc t ober 26! Celebrate Di w Tiger Tiger

PER

Astro

Easy Snax Noodles

5

3

99

Bonus Q-Points

Offer is in effect Monday October 17 - Sunday, October 23rd

454 gr

295ml

PER

Pasta Sauce 709ml

7

99

49

Purchase any

Mezzetta

McCain Sweet Potato Superfries

Minute Maid Frozen Lemonade or Nestea Iced Tea

lb

• Vegetable Grain Fed • No Antibiotics • No Hormones

Locally Raised B.C. Poultry

Maple Lodge Salsalitta

PER

Outside Round Oven Roast

17.61 per kg

Family Pack,13.21 per kg

5

49


COMOX VALLEY RECORD • Wednesday, October 19, 2011

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Fresh

Fresh Boneless

Chicken Thighs

Pork Butt Roast

Family Pack, 5.93 per kg

6.59 per kg

2

99

Local Fresh B.C. Pork

2

69

Locally Raised B.C. Poultry

PER

lb

4 99 99 99 4 4 4 69

Breakfast Sausages 375 gr

Daystarters Turkey Bacon

Sliced Bacon 500 gr

375 gr

Cordons

Quick & Easy Cooked Entree

400 gr

Each

Each

249,000 Q-Points

299,000 Q-Points

349,000 Q-Points

449,000 Q-Points

QF#9093 9"

QF#9084 11"

99

333gr

for

5

Olivieri

QF#5101 8"x14"

Q

QF#5100 10"x18"

2$ for

3

Kraft

99

Shredded Cheese

Fancy Rice 177-227gr

4

99 3

99 Kraft

Philadelphia Soft Cream Cheese

Planters Trail Mix

¢

Kraft

Mayo 890ml

250gr

170 - 200gr

Olivieri

99 5

points

bonus

Rice A Roni

113-192gr

600ml

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449,000 Q-Points

Coating Mix

Pasta & Cooking Sauce

540-700gr

QF#5012 Medium

Shake ‘n Bake

2$

Filled Pasta

349,000 Q-Points

E E ASY AT GREAT PRICES!

Garlic Bread

2$ for

Each

BROWN WOOD/GLASS SQUARE LANTERN

QF#5011 Small

DINNER TIME MAD

Olivieri

12

4

Smokies

450gr

SAVE 50,000 Q-POINTS CHROME LANTERNS

lb

for

Each

T-LIGHT FLOWER DISK

PER

2$

Swiss or Brocolli Cheddar 568 gr

Each

Lou’s

A15

Mixed Nuts & Raisins, 275gr

3000

Tas Coconut Milk 400ml

3500 Lea & Perrins Worcestershire Sauce 284ml

7

3000

99 3

Elias Unpasteurized Honey Bear 375gr

5000


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Awesome Autumn Specials to fit your budget ! Paradise Island

Cheddar or Mozzarella Cheese

8

Approx. 700gr

Catelli

Pasta 900gr

2$ for

Delissio

5

for

Ronzoni

Catelli

2$ for

5

Swanson

595-652gr

811-931gr

4

3

Homestyle Stock 132gr

900ml

3$ for

All Purpose Flour

1.42lt

10kg

99

Christie

Premium Plus Crackers

Fry’s

450-500gr

5

3

The Original Macaroni & Cheese 12x225gr

Works out to

84

¢

each

9

99

For

for

Eagle Brand

Cocoa

Condensed Milk

250gr

300ml

2

2

99

99

2 $7

9

94’s

99

Orange Juice

Peanut Butter

1.75lt

2kg

3 $5

99 2

for

Plus Applicable Fees

Plus Applicable Fees

Quaker

Quaker

Quaker

156gr

Selected, 228-430gr

680gr-1kg

Chewy Granola Bars

Instant Oatmeal

Kraft

Singles Cheese Slices

Kraft

Del Monte

500gr

40x180ml

Pepsi Throwback

Juice

Cheez Whiz

3

99 For

3

99

Works out to

25

¢

each

9

99 Plus Applicable Fees

2

99 Plus Applicable Fees

2$

5

Oats

Shortening 1.36kg

99

2 $4

5

99

California Seedless Raisins

2 $5

for

Leclerc

Celebration Cookies 270- 300gr

Baker’s

for

for

Tassimo

Tetley

Orange Pekoe or Green Tea

Nabob Specialty Coffee

80-144’s

110-472gr

Chocolate Squares

5

99

170-225gr

99 3

Campbell’s

4lt

12x284ml

Caselot Prices that are MMMmmm Good! Campbell’s

Tomato Soup

4

99

for

for

Island Farms

4

2 $5

2 $7

Ice Cream

12x355ml

6

99

Crisco

Sun-Maid

99 2

for

500gr

99

Skippy

750gr

Great Lunches Start at at Quality Foods! Kraft Dinner

5 14

Crisco

Minute Maid

Cream of Mushroom Soup 12x284ml

Campbell’s

Vegetable or Chicken Noodle Soup

V-8

V-Fusion or Vegetable Cocktail Selected, 1.36-1.89lt

12x284ml

99 Works out to

42¢

each

99

1.75lt

ll Baking Centre! a F r u o Y s d o o F Quality Robin Hood

Perogies

3

WOW

Five Alive Fruit Beverage

9 907gr

99

Favorites Snack Size Bars

99

6

Cheemo

99

4 2 345-500gr

Minute Maid

Nestle

50’s

99

5

for

Estate Whole Bean Coffee

Cheerios

2$

Fun Treats Candy

50’s

2kg

Knorr

Broth

for

¢

Oil

99

Knorr

2$

4’s

Melitta

General Mills

Lipton Soup Mix

Maynards

Fun Treats

650ml

225-500gr

120-138gr

Cadbury

Premium Pasta Sauce

Lasagna or Manicotti Pasta

Skillet Meals

Pizza

5 99 340gr

3$

Knorr

Pasta or Noodles Sidekicks

Noodles

99

Use your QF app for even more Fabulous Fall Specials - go to Appyhour.ca!

Knorr

Catelli

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4

99

Works out to

50¢

each

5

99

Works out to

59¢

each

99 6

2$ for

Plus Applicable Fees

5


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Awesome Autumn Specials to fit your budget ! Paradise Island

Cheddar or Mozzarella Cheese

8

Approx. 700gr

Catelli

Pasta 900gr

2$ for

Delissio

5

for

Ronzoni

Catelli

2$ for

5

Swanson

595-652gr

811-931gr

4

3

Homestyle Stock 132gr

900ml

3$ for

All Purpose Flour

1.42lt

10kg

99

Christie

Premium Plus Crackers

Fry’s

450-500gr

5

3

The Original Macaroni & Cheese 12x225gr

Works out to

84

¢

each

9

99

For

for

Eagle Brand

Cocoa

Condensed Milk

250gr

300ml

2

2

99

99

2 $7

9

94’s

99

Orange Juice

Peanut Butter

1.75lt

2kg

3 $5

99 2

for

Plus Applicable Fees

Plus Applicable Fees

Quaker

Quaker

Quaker

156gr

Selected, 228-430gr

680gr-1kg

Chewy Granola Bars

Instant Oatmeal

Kraft

Singles Cheese Slices

Kraft

Del Monte

500gr

40x180ml

Pepsi Throwback

Juice

Cheez Whiz

3

99 For

3

99

Works out to

25

¢

each

9

99 Plus Applicable Fees

2

99 Plus Applicable Fees

2$

5

Oats

Shortening 1.36kg

99

2 $4

5

99

California Seedless Raisins

2 $5

for

Leclerc

Celebration Cookies 270- 300gr

Baker’s

for

for

Tassimo

Tetley

Orange Pekoe or Green Tea

Nabob Specialty Coffee

80-144’s

110-472gr

Chocolate Squares

5

99

170-225gr

99 3

Campbell’s

4lt

12x284ml

Caselot Prices that are MMMmmm Good! Campbell’s

Tomato Soup

4

99

for

for

Island Farms

4

2 $5

2 $7

Ice Cream

12x355ml

6

99

Crisco

Sun-Maid

99 2

for

500gr

99

Skippy

750gr

Great Lunches Start at at Quality Foods! Kraft Dinner

5 14

Crisco

Minute Maid

Cream of Mushroom Soup 12x284ml

Campbell’s

Vegetable or Chicken Noodle Soup

V-8

V-Fusion or Vegetable Cocktail Selected, 1.36-1.89lt

12x284ml

99 Works out to

42¢

each

99

1.75lt

ll Baking Centre! a F r u o Y s d o o F Quality Robin Hood

Perogies

3

WOW

Five Alive Fruit Beverage

9 907gr

99

Favorites Snack Size Bars

99

6

Cheemo

99

4 2 345-500gr

Minute Maid

Nestle

50’s

99

5

for

Estate Whole Bean Coffee

Cheerios

2$

Fun Treats Candy

50’s

2kg

Knorr

Broth

for

¢

Oil

99

Knorr

2$

4’s

Melitta

General Mills

Lipton Soup Mix

Maynards

Fun Treats

650ml

225-500gr

120-138gr

Cadbury

Premium Pasta Sauce

Lasagna or Manicotti Pasta

Skillet Meals

Pizza

5 99 340gr

3$

Knorr

Pasta or Noodles Sidekicks

Noodles

99

Use your QF app for even more Fabulous Fall Specials - go to Appyhour.ca!

Knorr

Catelli

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4

99

Works out to

50¢

each

5

99

Works out to

59¢

each

99 6

2$ for

Plus Applicable Fees

5


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Freybe

Freybe

Authentic Smoked Beef or Hot Capicolli

Lilydale

Fat Free Turkey

Pepper or European Smoked Ham

Cooked or Smoked

2

1

99

49

Bonus Q-Points Fresh Cooked

Whole BBQ Chicken

PER gr

100

Thai Sesame Pasta Salad

10,000

Q

99

points

bonus

Lactantia Olivina Soft Margarine 427gr

5000

1

200gr

Adult 8ʼs

7500

Weather Permitting

Colgate Toothpaste

Regular or Winterfresh 100ml

1500 311gr

5000

31-40 Count

Black Tiger Prawns

1

Available at Select Stores

Beef Chop Suey

169 199 349

Large

Bothwell

Red Wine Cheddar

75 895 595

Fried Rice ....................

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

Meduim

Szechuan Beef............ Small

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

1 50 8 6 PER

Dry Garlic Wings........

1

Sockeye Salmon Portion Cuts

29

6oz, Frozen or Previously frozen

2$

PER gr

for

100

Premium

Cold Water Shrimp Frozen or Previously Frozen

69 100

Available at Select Stores

Serving Suggestions

Raw Peeled & Deveined

PER gr

100gr

Vancouver Island

Fresh

Ahi Tuna

3

99 PER gr

100

Fresh Oysters 8 oz cup

849

2

Each

PER

100gr

4

99 Each

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Gillette Foamy Shave Cream

Asiago

Fresh Sole Fillets

5000

30ʼs

PER

100gr

310ml

Natracare Panty Liners

Marble Cheddar Cheese Family Pack

per 100gr ....................

Aveeno Positively Nourishing Shampoo or Conditioner

1000

8

Made fresh instore! Excellent tasting, great appetizer!

49

NEW!

Meduim

99

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Early detection does save lives Early detection of breast cancer (or any cancer) can and does save lives. This life-saving information is promoted every October, yet how many women and men remember the message during the rest of the year, because every month women need to get to know their body and become “breast aware.” Most breast cancers are detected through routine or regular breast self-examinations or by accident. The bottom line is the earlier cancer is detected, the better chance of successful recovery using less invasive treatments with a lower risk of recurrence or death. Not every breast change or “lump” is breast cancer, in fact most are not, however it is important to report anything different to your physician in case it is. Every woman is at risk to develop breast cancer – just being a woman and getting older raises the risk factor. There is an increase of breast cancers in the 50-79 age groups and more are being found in younger women between the ages of 20 and 49 and in men. Unfortunately breast cancers in younger women and men tend to be more aggressive and may need prompt and more aggressive treatment. Everyone should be aware of his or her family medical history. If there is cancer in the family, share the information with your physician and family members, write it down and put it with important papers. Don’t take unnecessary chances with your life, learn to become aware and familiar with the “look” and “feel” of your breasts, know their contours and skin textures. Clinics are held monthly by the Comox Valley Breast Health GroupBSE Clinics. Women are taught methods of self-examination in private with guidance from professional, trained instructors providing a baseline so when doing regular breast self-exams, changes will be easier to detect. It’s free and no referral is necessary. Make an appointment for private instruction in breast

self-examination by calling C.V. Nursing Centre at 250-331-8504 (ext. 38115) or sign up at St. Joseph’s mammography department. Mammography is another tool used for early detection. The X-Ray can see into breast tissue and find deeper, smaller changes undetectable by fingers or eyes. St. Joseph’s Hospital has an updated digital mammography machine and women can make appointments by calling 250-890-3020 there is no referral necessary and no charge. A doctor will recommend an ultrasound if necessary. Ultrasound and breast thermography are breast scans that are pain-free and radiation-free. For more information on thermograph clinics, call 250-947-5424. ••• Come to the Breast Health Awareness Forum on Oct. 26 at the Best Western Plus Westerly Hotel and Convention Centre at 6:30 p.m. for more information.

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International students welcomed The Comox Valley School District and North Island College hosted a soon-to-beannual event recently. Every year the Comox Valley is blessed with the arrival of new international students of all ages and new immigrants and the format of the event was to welcome them to Canada. The event was hosted at Simms Millennium Park in Courtenay and the sun burst through the rainclouds to allow everyone to enjoy the beautiful setting and the proceedings. The dignitaries were piped in by Connie Davies and the procession had a rear guard of three RCMP constables in red serge — Consts. Tori Cliffe, Troy Godard and Perry Snyder. The RCMP officers’ presence was an absolute highlight as many had a photo op with them during the afternoon. After the 150 participants sang O Canada, our new Canadians and guest

students were welcomed in their own language and then by the dignitaries. Fran Prince of the K’ómoks First Nation was resplendent in her regalia and welcomed everyone to their territorial and traditional lands. Then each of the four “mayors” had a few words of welcome and spoke to the pride and privilege of having everyone joining us in the Comox Valley. The event was loosely termed the Mayors’ Welcome, as it was too complicated to say the three mayors and the chairperson of the Comox Valley Regional District. Edwin Grieve had a good chuckle over his new ‘handle.’ Then to complete the formal welcome, Jan Currie, vice-president education at North Island College, and Sheila Shanahan, assistant superintendent of SD71, each said a few words. Next up was the big race between the four mayors – wearing fancy stove top Canada hats they raced one another

around a course with egg and spoon in hand. At stake was which mayor would lead every procession in the future. Steve Knight stepped in for his honour, Fred Bates (who unfortunately had a personal family tragedy that day), and after lots of smooth moves and jostling among Paul Ives, Greg Phelps and Grieve, young Steve won the race. The enthusiasm in the crowd was high and Luke Blu Guthrie then led the crowd in a singalong highlighting This Land is Your Land and You are My Sunshine. Next, the way was cleared for multi-age, multi-national teams to participate in the big egg race relay. To finish the afternoon, all the guests, which included host families, mixed and mingled to the sound of Guthrie’s music and

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TAKE US ALONG

KNOBBY CLARK TOOK the Comox Valley Record along to the Cliffs of Moher, one of Ireland’s top tourist attractions. The cliffs rise 214 metres above the Atlantic Ocean.

BARBERA LEBLANC BROUGHT the Record along on her cruise to San Diego aboard the Westerdam.

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.

SHARING A COPY of the Record while on an Alaskan cruise are (right to left) Monica Perkins, Elise Marks, Gladys Thomas and Glenda Kinney.

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JOIN THE CLUB Dan Orr became a member of the Sourtoe Cocktail Club in Dawson City, Yukon. Inductees must visit the Downtown Hotel and down a drink with the pickled toe (complete with nail) in it and allow it to touch your lips. Linda Orr holds the Record and tries to keep her meal down.

WITH BIG BEN as a backdrop Jean Sibbald takes time out from a Thames River cruise to shock and awe her cousin’s husband with the Record.

MARY ANN THOMPSON and Helmut Lewandowsky took the Record with them when they motored through central Europe. Here, they are seen at the Rhine Falls in Shaffhausen, Switzerland.

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THE OKTOBERFEST 2011 fundraising coordinators Lee Everson (left) and Harmony Dyck (right) present YANA executive director Anita Brassard with $3,500.11 from this year’s event. The coordinators thanked the many volunteers and businesses who generously donated.

DUANE GEE AND Janet Gee with Fred Lefley of Masonic Community Charity Fund accepting $1,500 donation for the cancer van program. $1,000 was donated from the Investors Group Comox office along with $500 from the Investors Group Matching Gift Program.

Community Service What is your group up to?

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.

ST. JOSEPH’S HOSPITAL Foundation is grateful to the Comox Fire Department for this year’s donation of $1,000. The funds will support the purchase of The GreenLight Laser, used for treatment of Benign Prostatic Hyerplasia (BPH) – the enlargement of the prostate. Pictured from left are: Carson Schreiner, Pascal Lafreniere, Graham Arnold, Rob Stevens, Lynn Dashkewytch (St. Joseph’s Hospital Foundation executive director), Stewart Rennie, Kelly Rusk and Rick Shelton.

COMOX VALLEY DRAGON boat team Hope Afloat was presented with a $2,000 cheque by Holly Foraie, Dance de Rock organizer. The money will help Hope Afloat carry out their mission to encourage breast cancer survivors to live full and active lives by participating in the team sport of dragon boat racing.

REMAX ASSOCIATES (LEFT to right) Ryan Williams, Jane Denham, Ronni Lister and Cindy Armstrong recently sponsored the Comox Valley United Soccer Club with a $3,500 contribution towards the Legacy Turf Field project.


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ALL TREES

Refugee family arriving A Palestinian family —Ali, Laila, Reem, Mariam, and Rana Abo-Nofal — will leave the United Nations desert camp in northern Syria and will arrive in Comox on Oct. 31, says the Refugee Support Committee in the Comox Valley. This is a month earlier than expected, says Dave Talbot of the Refugee Support Committee. “Our main need is financial,” he explains. “We are one-quarter of the way to raising the $30,000 required to bring the family to the Valley and support them for a year. We are reaching out to everyone and asking you to please help provide a country, a community and a home for this family.” The committee would like to hear from anyone in the Comox Valley who speaks Arabic or knows someone who does. The committee wants to find a home in the Courtenay Elementary School area and furnish it. For a list of household items that are still required, phone Raymond at 250-339-9278 or visit www.cvrefugeesupport. blogspot.com. A fundraising dessert and dance Oct. 29 at the Lower Elks hall will feature popular eclectic band Flying Debris. Book your $25 tickets by phoning Bev at 250-897-0992. The committee is canvassing the Valley, and could really do with more support to get the word out. If you have some time and could take a fundraising packet around to your neighbours, workmates, businesses, friends, call Deb at 250-331-9050. For cash donations, make cheques out to Comox United Church, put Refugee Fund on the memo line and mail to Comox United Church, 250 Beach Dr., Comox, B.C. V9M 1P9. All contributions over $20 will receive an income tax receipt. E-mail any questions to cvrefugees@yahoo.ca or call Dave at 250339-4975. The next meeting for the Refugee Support Committee is Oct. 19 at 7 p.m. at Comox United Church. — Refugee Support Committee

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Practice makes perfect charity Music students in the Comox Valley are working hard to recruit sponsors for the upcoming practice-a-thon at Motif Music Studios. Students of all ages have set aside this Saturday to take turns practising from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the local music school. All funds raised will go

towards supporting children through Compassion International. This registered charity raises support and awareness for children in 26 different countries and provides students in their program with food, medical help and an education that equips them to be leaders in their com-

munities. If you would like to participate in this event by sponsoring a local music student or have further questions about Motif, contact Motif Music Studios at 250-792-3065 or e-mail motifmusicstudios@gmail.com. — Motif Music Studios

New fees coming for waste disposal? At the next regional solid waste board meeting on Nov. 3, the Comox Strathcona Waste Management (CSWM) service will consider a new fee structure for disposal of waste at the Comox Valley and Campbell River waste management centres. The CSWM board is considering increasing the tipping fees, effective Jan. 1, 2012, to offset operational costs which cover not only the two waste man-

agement centres in Campbell River and Cumberland, but also the operations of the Tahsis and Zeballos landfills, plus the Gold River transfer station and landfill. In addition to these facilities, the multi-bin recycling depot system, the compost education centres in Courtenay and Campbell River, waste reduction education and road maintenance grants are funded through the tipping fees collected at

the two waste management centres. “The minimum charges for local residential loads less than 60 kilograms will remain at four dollars; however, the price per metric tonne will increase from $65/ tonne to $80/tonne,” said Tom Boatman, CSWM’s manager of solid waste services. “This increase should allow for a balanced 2012 operating budget, as well as allocate reserved funds

for future capital projects.” For more information on the current schedule of fees, as well as those included in the recommended bylaw, visit www.cswm. ca/fees. — Comox Strathcona Waste Management

These flu clinics are available to the patients of COMOX MEDICAL CLINIC, aged 65 and their caregivers, OR adults and children 9 or older with a chronic health condition (e.g. cancer, cardiac disorders, respiratory, diabetes, kidney or liver disease) or household contacts of patents with these conditions. See viha.ca/flu for further eligibility details. Children 6 months to 8 years please CALL to book a flu shot appointment.

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HOME RENOVATION Over the past few weeks, Comox Rotarians have been busy fixing up and cleaning five “homes” donated to the Dawn to Dawn Society for use by those in need of shelter. These homes will be towed to their site thanks to the generosity of Comox Valley Dodge.

Kitty walk raised $2,000

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Trap-Neuter-Return improves the lives of the cats, gives them the leisure time to groom themselves, makes them healthier, and ends the breeding cycle and other behaviours such as yowling, fighting, spraying and roaming. Kitty Cat P.A.L. Society has been helping feral cats since 2007 through Trap-Neuter-Return as well as

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Oct. 16 was National Feral Cat Day and the Courtenay Airpark was the location of the first Walk for the Kitties, an awareness event and fundraiser organized by Kitty Cat P.A.L. Society. This was a national day for us to think about the outdoor cats that exist in every community. These cats are the same species as domestic cats and don’t deserve to be mistreated or killed. People in the Comox Valley and everywhere should know that TrapNeuter-Return for feral cats is a win for the cats and their human neighbours. It involves not only spaying and neutering every member, but setting up a feeding area and regular schedule to discourage roaming.

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

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Annual General Meeting on October 27th, from 7 pm to 9 pm Comox United Church, 250 Beach Drive, Comox The meeting is open to all members of the Dawn to Dawn Action on Homelessness Society. To become a member, download a Membership form from our web-site http://dawntodawn.org/volunteer-with-dawn-to-dawn/ and bring it to the meeting between 7 and 7:30 pm. Membership forms may also be completed at the door up to the start of the meeting at 7:30 pm. There is a $5 membership fee to join the Society. Elections for the Board of Directors will be held and nomination forms are also available on our web-site. If you are interested in joining the Board of Dawn to Dawn, please contact J. Martin at (250) 331-0778 for more information and/or a nomination form. Membership and Nomination forms, along with membership fees, may also be mailed to: Unit 6C – 821 Shamrock Place, Comox, BC, V9M 3P6

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Socialization and Adoption of kittens born outdoors, Barn Cat Re-Homing and other important communitybased programs. Walk for the Kitties raised over $2,000 for spaying and neutering feral cats and their kittens in the Valley. — Kitty Cat P.A.L. Society

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ROYAL Canadian Naval Association meets, Comox Legion, 1 p.m. Guests welcome. FMI: 250-339-5498. BETTER Breathers meeting, C.V. Nursing Centre, 615– 10th St., Courtenay, 1:30 p.m. Guest speaker Creen Cherry, MSW, on Emotional Well-being & COPD. FMI: 250-331-8504 ext. 38115. HEART Support Group Comox Valley Chapter meeting, Comox Rec Centre, 1855 Noel Ave., 7 p.m. Guest speaker physiotherapist Jennifer Bird. Support for all re heart procedures including spouses. FMI: 250-339-5349. C.V. NEEDLEARTS Guild meets every Wednesday, Berwick Comox Valley Retirement Residence, 1700 Comox Ave. (next to Comox Centre mall), 7–9 p.m. FMI: 250-334-0935. COURTENAY & District Museum presents illustrated lecture Images from the Likeness House with author Dan Savard, 207 - 4th St., 7:30 p.m. Tickets $6 (+ HST); advance recommended. FMI: 250-334-0686. C.V. CAMERA Club meets 2x month on 2nd & 4th Wednesdays, Mark R. Isfeld Secondary, 1551 Lerwick Rd., Courtenay, 7–9 p.m. FMI: www.comoxvalleycameraclub.org.

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Sunday, Oct. 23 KITTY CAT P.A.L. Society Adopt-A-Pal, Woofy’s, 2400 Cliffe Ave., 11 a.m.–2 p.m. FMI: www.kittycatpals.com.

Monday, Oct. 24 C.V. OSTOMY Association meeting, C.V. Community Health Centre, Cedar Room, 961 England Ave., Courtenay, 7 p.m. Ostomates & spouse/support person welcome. FMI: Betty 250-8714778, Ken 250-339-3791.

Tuesday, Oct. 25 C.V. WOOD CARVERS meet every Tuesday for a day of carving, Royston Community Hall, 9:30 a.m.–3 p.m. No experience necessary. FMI: Al 250-331-0156, Jim 250339-5350.

Wednesday, Oct. 26

COURTENAY Library storytime, 300–6th St., 10:30–11 a.m. FMI: 250-334-3369. MEDITATION Group: Ch’an (Chinese Zen) meets, Room 200, Courtenay Elementary School, McPhee Ave., 7–9 p.m. By donation. If you have no meditation experience contact Adrian 250-898-8201, adrian2@shaw.ca. FMI: chancommunity.ca. C.V. WRITERS’ Society meets, Valley View Elementary School, 7 p.m. All welcome. FMI: 250338-0965.

C.V. SOCIAL Planning Society hosts fall Inter-Agency Update Brown Bag Lunch, Courtenay Recreation Lewis Centre, 12–1:30 p.m.. All agencies & societies welcome. Bring lunch & 2 to 3-min. update on your community group. FMI: 250335-2003. EVERGREEN Seniors Club July/August/September/ October Birthday Party, Conference Hall, Florence Filberg Centre, 1 p.m. Come dressed in Halloween costume for chance to win prize. Tickets $3; free for members celebrating birthdays. FMI: 250-338-1000. ABORIGINAL Education Council (Comox Valley School District) AGM, Aboriginal Education Centre, 665–16th St. (down lane, green building behind Courtenay Elementary School), 5:30 p.m. If your child is First Nations, Metis or Inuit, parent/guardian representatives needed. Dinner & on-site childcare provided. FMI: Bruce Carlos 250-331-4040. C.V. NEEDLEARTS Guild meets every Wednesday, Berwick Comox Valley Retirement Residence, 1700 Comox Ave. (next to Comox Centre mall), 7–9 p.m. FMI: 250-334-0935.

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Thursday, Oct. 27

C.V. NEWCOMERS’ Women’s Walking Group (for those living in Comox Valley less than 2 years) meets for Miracle Beach Provincial Park walk; meet at Home Depot recycling area, 8:50 a.m. Carpool. FMI: Glayne 250-3395851, Bonnie 250-941-3836, Brenda 250-871-3680, www. cvnewcomers.net. EVERGREEN Seniors Club Friday Night Dance with music by Double Play, Rotary Hall, Florence Filberg Centre, 8 p.m. FMI: 250-338-1000.

COURTENAY Library storytime, 300–6th St., 10:30–11 a.m. FMI: 250-334-3369. MEDITATION Group: Ch’an (Chinese Zen) meets, Room 200, Courtenay Elementary School, McPhee Ave., 7–9 p.m. By donation. If you have no meditation experience contact Adrian 250-898-8201, adrian2@shaw.ca. FMI: chancommunity.ca. CUMBERLAND Museum AGM, Tarbell’s Cafe & Deli, 7 p.m. Museum update, board elections, guest author Kim Bannerman reads from Bucket of Blood. All welcome. FMI: toni@cumberlandmuseum.ca.

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COURTENAY Library storytime, 300–6th St., 10:30–11 a.m. FMI: 250-334-3369. KITTY CAT P.A.L. Society Adopt-A-Pal, Woofy’s, Ryan Rd. by Superstore, 11 a.m.–2 p.m. FMI: www.kittycatpals. com. C.V. DAHLIA Society hosts free demo on division/storage of dahlias at Jeanine & Sherry’s, 1672 Constitution Rd., Black Creek, 1–2 p.m. FMI: 250-3378985. OLD TIME Fiddlers Branch 17 Halloween Dance, Fallen Alders Community Hall, Royston, doors 7:30 p.m. Admission $7/adult, $1/ child. Come in costume! FMI: Lorraine 250-336-8302.

EVERGREEN Seniors Pancake Breakfast, Conference Hall, Florence Filberg Centre, 7:30–11 a.m. $5/person. All welcome. FMI: 250-3381000. C.V. FARMERS’ Market with entertainment by Helen Austin, Native Sons Hall, Courtenay, 9 a.m.–noon. FMI: Vickey 250-218-0321, www.comoxvalleyfarmersmarket.com.

Friday, Oct. 28 C.V. NEWCOMERS’ Women’s Walking Group (for those living in Comox Valley less than 2 years) meets for Comox Dam walk; meet at Home Depot recycling area, 8:50 a.m. Carpool. FMI: Kari 250339-5851, Susanne 250-9415478, Louise 250-871-1443, www.cvnewcomers.net.


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Municipalities told to limit their spending Vancouver Island sessions on Canataxpayers overwhelm- da-European Trade ingly want municipal Negotiation, Medical leaders to tackle run- Marijuana Licensing away civic spending, and Regulations, and a poll by the Indepen- Building Partnerships dent Contractors and to Encourage Farming. Businesses Associa- Sadly there’s not a sintion of B.C. (ICBA) has gle session on how they found. can hold the line on The poll, conducted municipal spending.” recently by Angus Reid Municipal politiP u b l i c cians have Opinion, one place found that w h e r e Politicians 71 per cent and administrareduced of Islandspenders and 73 tors were in Vaning would per cent couver thanks to get public of British their taxpayers to support — Columbiwage and ans want attend sessions on b e n e f i t municipal Canada-European p a ck a g e s s p e n d i n g Trade Negofor municheld at ipal workthe rate tiation, Mediers that of infla- cal Marijuana are an tion and average of Licensing and population 35 per cent Regulations, and h i g h e r growth. On aver- Building Partner- than what age, B.C. w o r k municipal- ships to Encourers in the ities are age Farming. same job ratcheting Sadly there’s not in the priup spendvate sector ing at a single session receive. twice that on how they can The poll rate. showed 68 hold the line on “If the per cent U B C M municipal spend- of British agenda is ing. Columany indiPhil Hochstein b i a n s cation, thought municipal these pay leaders are out of touch rates are unjustified with the overwhelm- and municipalities ing concerns taxpayers should find ways to have on civic spending reduce them and bring across the province,” them in line with the said ICBA president private sector. Philip Hochstein. “ICBA highlighted “Politicians and the problem with the administrators were municipal pay and in Vancouver (at the benefit issue in a speannual Union of B.C. cial report released Municipalities’ confer- earlier this month — ence) thanks to their and municipal leaders taxpayers to attend tried to shoot it down,”

WHALES TALE TOYS owner Judy Osborne visits the Playmobil Fun Park in Nuremberg, Germany. She has sold Playmobil products for 23 years.

Anniversary for Whale’s Tale Ahoy Mates! Now hear this: Whale’s Tale Toys and Judy Osborne are celebrating the start of their 27th year in business and the party this Saturday is going to be great. There have been lots of changes over the last quarter decade, from humble beginnings on Sixth Street, the current location of the Atlas Café. Whale’s Tale has two new staff members this year: Goldy and Lox the goldfish. Our heartfelt thanks goes out to fouryear-old Alexander for coming up with these clever names. Over the past year, we have been focusing on stocking both Canadian made and eco-friendly toys. One special product of note for all you dress-up knights, princesses and dragons is Great Pre-

tenders, designed and made in Canada. And there’s the Leonardo da Vinci Catapult designed and made in Victoria. Other Canadian-made lines include Kiss Naturals Cosmetic making kits and Professor Noggins games. Retro toys will be big this Christmas — think rotary phones and sock monkeys. Don’t miss out on an opportunity to score a deal on our 50 per cent off table. We will also have a “pond” where you will fish for a 10 to 50 per cent discount on your purchase. Early shoppers will be rewarded; our first 100 customers will receive a free gift. Whale’s Tale Toys is at 332 Fifth St. in Courtenay. — Whale’s Tale Toys

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of people are ready to support candidates who agree to reduce municipal spending and taxes. That tells me that spending control and tax relief isn’t just good for taxpayers and the municipal budget — it’s good for politicians.” — Independent Contractors and Businesses Association of B.C.

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are too high. • 86 per cent agree there should be some independent oversight of municipalities to ensure that taxpayer dollars are spent well. “Municipal politicians head to the polls this fall, and they’re going to be seeking the support and the votes of taxpayers,” said Hochstein. “ICBA’s poll found that 81 per cent

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

The name game returns There was some drama Friday at the deadline for candidates to enter the fray of municipal politics. Coun. Larry Jangula resigned his seat to take on Mayor Greg Phelps. Their polar-opposite stand on a homeless shelter might be a defining fault line. Bill Bate makes for an interesting three-way race. Since Murray Presley is leaving council, that leaves room for two newcomers. Incumbents Jon Ambler, Doug Hillian, RonnaRae Leonard and Manno Theos will face 12 other hopefuls, including ex-mayor Starr Winchester, former school trustee Jean Rowe and former candidates Erik Eriksson, Norm Reynolds and John Van Egmond. Voters will have quite a choice between leftleaning and business-friendly hopefuls. In Comox, Mayor Paul Ives must defend his seat against Bernie Poole, who has some profile as a real estate agent. Incumbents Ken Grant, Tom Grant, Russ Arnott, Patti Fletcher, Marcia Turner and Hugh MacKinnon will contend with as many challengers, who include former council members Don Davis and Barbara Price, former candidate Terry Chester, well-regarded hospice volunteer Maureen Swift and Dave Procter, another high-profile real estate agent. With Fred Bates leaving the Cumberland mayor’s chair, Leslie Baird was rewarded by moving up and being elected by acclamation. Even if Gwyn Sproule and Kate Greening successfully defend their seats, two vacant seats on council will be filled by newcomers, who include NDPconnected Roger Kishi, former councillor Leona Castle and wheelchair-bound Conner Copeman. All three regional district area directors were unchallenged and only the Cumberland seat on the school board will be contested, by former chair Rick Grinham and Yolanda Goodwin. Four of seven trustees will not defend their seats and six other trustees are in by acclamation. Not so elsewhere, including the four Islands Trust seats between Denman and Hornby. editor@comoxvalleyrecord.com

Record Question of the Week This week: Forty-two per cent of respondents so far say that, with candidates emerging, their interest in the Nov. 19 elections is growing. Get some voting practice in early. Visit www.comoxvalleyrecord.com and cast a digital ballot in the Poll on the mainpage. Vot Voters in some sectors of the Nov. 19 provincewide municipal elections have an abundance of choice in the Comox Valley, particularly in Courtenay.

The democratic process does not work when candidates are acclaimed due to lack of opposition such as Cumberland mayor and most school board seats.

Hospital site concerns linger Dear editor, I have read numerous articles about the proposed new hospital site and I have to agree that whomever made the proposal did so without any knowledge of the area. Did the consultant come and actually look at the surrounding area? I am not an engineer or professional consultant billing hundreds of thousands from VIHA — and subsequently taxpayers, but here is my assessment for what it’s worth. Parking: This hospital is obviously going to be quite large, therefore is the parking lot going to be at least the size of Costco’s, because if it isn’t, you will see scenes such as surrounding the Campbell River Regional Hospital and St. Joe’s. Employees park as far away as three blocks, as there is no parking at the hospital, thus plugging up neighbourhoods close to the hospital, and other businesses and the college. Main arterial traffic: How does one get into/approach the new site? Well that’s easy — up Ryan Road hill, Lerwick, Veterans’ Parkway? What do you mean it’s not built for the extra traffic, such as ambulances and the clients trying to reach the site? The traffic flow up the hill at least has two lanes, but coming down is a nightmare. If you have lived in the Valley for any length of time, you know that rush hour traffic going down Ryan Road hill is ridiculous. How about Lerwick? The traffic coming in and out of Comox on Lerwick is getting so thick, they are going to need numerous lights for side streets and schools, just so people can enter and exit. How do you get to Veterans Parkway from Courtenay? Up the hill on the Old Island Highway, which turns into a one lane and prior to that, it has to go through the intersection of Ryan

The traffic flow up the hill at least has two lanes, but coming down is a nightmare. If you have lived in the Valley for any length of time, you know that rush hour traffic going down Ryan Road hill is ridiculous.

Road. Come on, the infrastructure in Courtenay has started to get better, but lacks hugely in this area. Noise: Is there going to be noise associated with this new site? Let’s start with the construction noise, then introduce all the traffic noises associated with the new site, ambulances, police, crazies running around the area, because the hospital doesn’t have adequate security

people (old or overweight security people don’t cut it) — and just the operation of the building will be noise enough to keep local residents awake at night. Tax increase: If the other three aren’t concern enough, what about all the money the City of Courtenay will have to spend to upgrade its infrastructure to this site, or is VIHA going to do this doubt it. What about all the extra employees — such as bylaw enforcement — to take all the complaints from citizens who have VIHA employees parking and plugging up there neighbourhoods, not to mention the noise complaints. The City needs to stand up and take notice of what’s occurring here. They need to intercede on our behalf and halt this ridiculous venture. Jimmy Cornbloom, Courtenay

Room for growth crucial Dear editor, The new hospital in the Comox Valley will be serving patients of the Island for at least another 70 to 100 years. It is therefore very important that its location will allow for potential growth to keep up with the increasing needs of a growing population.

The vertical growth in the form of towers is the most economic one, as is being done in Victoria. It is essential that the site for the new hospital does not have any height restrictions! J.J. Simice, MD, FRCP (C) Comox

Stop all public events Dear editor, Riots — we keep hearing about the Stanley Cup riot. I have what I think is the ideal solution to the problem of riots like that one: just stop all public events like the big screens downtown or anything like that. It seems people don’t want those kinds of programs. They prove that by destroying as much of the city as they can.

The politicians keep talking about how much money those programs put in city coffers. They don’t mention the costs. We’re still paying — how much we’ll never know — for the Olympics and that new roof on BC Place. How much more are we supposed to be able to handle? Shirley Harrison, Courtenay


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Defrauding ICBC was‘ignorant’ Dear editor, I am writing to apologize; I was recently caught committing fraud. I was ignorant to think I would get away with collecting injury compensation while I was working. I truly am sorry for what I have done and am ready to accept the consequences. I have a complete understanding of what wrong I have done and now know to never do it again. To make up for it, I am willing to pay back the moneys I received while I was working. I received compensation cheques for two months when I shouldn’t have been working, so I think it’s only fair you should get that back. I have also been

assigned community service hours. I feel embarrassed and stupid, especially now putting what I did in writing. I hope you have it in you to accept my apology and forgive me. I was involved in a multiple bone-breaking car accident while working last winter. I was trying to pay off my student loan from college and perhaps make a dent in my credit card debt from when I was going to school. I worked only one month in total when the accident happened. The small amount of money I earned hardly gave me enough to support myself through the six- to eight-month recovery. When I was finally able

to walk I visited a company close to home and was hired on the spot. I was ecstatic, knowing I’ll be almost able to pay my huge minimum loan payment every month. But the new job didn’t pay much so I decided not to tell ICBC so that their compensation cheques would keep coming. Greed had sunken in and for once in a long time I thought I would finally be financially secure. That’s where I was wrong, and I realize that if everyone withheld this kind of information, the system wouldn’t work. The person working these claims doesn’t want to assume everyone is trying to rip them off, they want

No faith left in‘democracy’ Dear editor, A current favourite question among various levels of politicians is, “Why is voter turnout so low, particularly among young people?” I think the reason for low voter turnout is obvious. It’s because our “democratic” system has evolved to a point where corporations have a much larger vote than people. People (and particularly young people) realize that, compared with corporate influence on government, their vote means very little. Ordinary people are allowed to vote once every four years or so, but corporations don’t

bother with the four years/one vote idea. They meet with high levels of government every day, and policies are put in place as a result of these meetings. Once policies are in place they’re rarely changed, even if the government is defeated in the next election. So, in today’s “democracy,” we’re being governed to a very large extent by people we’ve never met, voted for, or even seen. Young people (and many other thinking people in our society) don’t see any point in wasting their time on something that doesn’t work. Corporations definitely

have their place, and they certainly deserve a voice, but people need a voice, too, or the system will never work. Democracy was created to give ordinary people a voice through their vote, but when people realize their vote has been made essentially meaningless, they simply stop voting. If we want people to vote, we need a “democracy” where our vote actually works. We could start by making a system where the wishes of corporations (often foreign-owned) don’t carry more weight than the wishes of the voting public. Karl Stevenson, Royston

Local leaders lacking vision Dear editor, Having lived in the Valley since the summer of 2010, I am amazed by the potential but seeming lack of a vision by municipal leaders. Comox could be like Sidney but can’t seem to ditch the red tape and let some moderate development take place. The area behind Quality Foods on Aspen could become a core business as well as residential area but has unsightly

undeveloped land complete with unattended weeds. All this talk of bus shelters being built but waiting for someone to fund them. I would like to see the City of Courtenay and Town of Comox divided into neighbourhood zones where there is an action committee composed of local citizens, private business and some civic representation. There would be meet-

ings to discuss real needs in the various areas and maybe get something done. These could be as simple as beautification plans or ways to get these bus shelters built. It’s time to get all parties working together not just have the politicians say it can’t be done. Here is another election coming up but I fear it will be same old same old. Ian Phillips, Comox

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to have faith and trust people are telling them the truth. This is what I am apologizing for. If I could take it back, I would in a second. I realize how lucky I am that ICBC went easy on me and didn’t charge me through the legal system where I would have had a permanent criminal record at such a young age. From now on I, no matter the situation, will tell the truth because lying only gets you in trouble and who knows, maybe there’s another solution. Name withheld This letter was written as a condition of a settlement reached with the help of the Comox Valley Community Justice Centre.

VALLEY VIEW ELEMENTARY School greeted the Tour De Rock Riders enthusiastically on the afternoon of Wednesday, Sept. 28. Through yogurt sales, book sales, a pancake breakfast, and school community donations, Valley View Elementary School fundraised $3,000 for the Tour De Rock, which benefits children with cancer. Because the school met their fundraising goals, Mr. David Gillis, the PAC chair dyed his hair pink, and his wife Stacey Gillis shaved her beloved locks. Valley View Elementary would like to thank Thrifty Foods, Tim Hortons, the Fike Family, and the entire school community for coming together to support this worthy cause. MARK ALLAN’S ARTICLE about newspaper delivery (Record, Oct. 14) prompted me to write this. Approximately 18 to 20 years ago in Comox, my daughter and I started delivering the Record. We lived on Bunting Place and our first route was on McKenzie so we had to drive. My grandson was five years old and he would help us. After about three years of delivery the carriers on Bunting moved and gave up their route. We applied for it and gave up our route. When B.J. was about 10, he took over the route to make money. In 2004 we moved to East Courtenay and gave up the Comox route. In approximately two weeks after the move B.J. was offered the route on Sitka where we

Local gamers contributing Dear editor, Gamers receive a considerable amount of criticism for the video games they play. Whether it be sitting in front of the computer, portable console, or television, others fail to see any real value contributed to our society. There may or may not be a multitude of unacknowledged benefits of playing video games but I would like to focus on one specific benefit. A group of local gamers in the Comox Valley have decided to play video games for 24 hours straight to raise funds for the BC Children’s Hospital. I was astounded to hear that a marathon of such context could even exist in the Comox Valley. That said, I would like to take a moment to recognize these gamers for raising money for your children and defining the true value of playing video games. Erica Mercer, Randy Moquin, John Nicholson, Colin Watt, Adam Bonnell, and Jason Fillatre will be a part of the 2011 Extra Life video game marathon team. Thanks so much for your hard work everyone! Tyler Voigt Editor’s note: Tyler Voigt is the ExtraLife coordinator.

live. When B.J. started working he gave the route to his sister. As she was quite young I put the route in my name again and between us we kept the route. About two years ago the granddaughter wanted the route in her name so we did that and she does most of the route alone. I am in my 80s but I still help her sometime. Terry knows me very well as, if the papers are not dropped off on time or are shorted, I am on the phone. We have known most of the customers on our routes and sometimes they just tell us when they will be away. Otherwise they do call the newspaper office and let them know of their absence We also know which homes do not want the paper. THANK YOU, WAYNE, for keeping the Courtenay Bottle Return Depot clean on a daily basis. You are what every business needs — a friendly customer-related employee that cares about what you do to ensure happy and healthy customers! Friday must have been your day off, as the place was not up to par! A BEAUTIFUL FALL bouquet of gratitude to Thrifty Foods for your generous support to The Salvation Army throughout the year and especially leading up to Christmas. Your pleasant and supportive staff is proof of your compassion for this community.

Clean up your mess Dear editor, Regarding the story in the Record Oct. 12 pertaining to the man who decided to use his cell and hallway area to do and smear his business, here are my thoughts: • As my grandmother taught us, if YOU make a mess, YOU clean it up! • I can understand for health issues that the staff involved wanted to be sure the entire areas in question were thoroughly cleaned; however, the fellow in question should have been made to clean the top layer. If he was too intoxicated to partake in

cleaning his mess, giving him coffee and a cold shower may have helped. • The staff involved deserves to be highly praised for having gone beyond the call as far as I am concerned. I may sound a bit harsh, but this kind of behaviour should have warranted not just a charge of mischief, but also his personal involvement in clean up. What a shame that those serving our community have to deal with such as this! Hopefully community service will be recomLarraine Stevens, mended. Comox

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Think about small business succession strategy The business you built is thriving but you’re ready to retire and you want it to continue to thrive without your hands on the controls. That makes effective succession planning a must – and one of the most important components of your plan should be reducing the tax burden on your successor(s) by maximizing the aftertax value of your business. Deciding to hand over your business

and retire is a ‘normal’ transition. Other unexpected events – from a physical or mental incapacity to death – could require a ‘forced’ transition. Your exit plan should encompass tax planning for both eventualities or your successors could be faced with an unexpected, potentially unaffordable tax bill. Consider these strategies: Identify your replacement(s) Will your successor be a family member or someone

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and liquidity. Lack of liquidity during succession can lead to business failure because tax bills can’t be paid. Insurance can be a good way to bridge any gap. Identify your tax reduction options Choose from these strategies: Capital gains exemption You and your stakeholders may be able to benefit from the $750,000 lifetime capital gains exemption on qualified small business shares.

Mental health talks Comox Valley Mental 8 p.m. at 941C England Health and Addiction Ave. in Courtenay. Services is offering the Oct. 26 — Beyond next series of Wellness the Blues: Depression Evening and Low Educational Mood; SESSIONS classes for Nov. 2 people who are inter- — How our Thinking ested in learning about Styles affect Mood and common mental health Emotions; issues. Nov. 9 — IntroducSessions are free. tion to Mindfulness; Class size is limited to Nov. 16 — Living 15 participants each. With Stress; Pre-registration is Nov. 23 — required due to limited Anxiety Disorders; space. Call 250-331Nov. 30 — Assertive 8524 to register. Communication; Classes will be held Dec. 7 — Unplugging Wednesdays from 6:30 the Xmas Machine.

PINT-SIZED PARTICIPANTS Comox Valley residents were generous with their lungs as well as their hearts this year, raising over $6,300 at the 31st annual Terry Fox Run recently at the Comox Valley Sports Centre. More than 170 participants of all ages took part in the run/ walk organized by Active Comox Valley. Two pint-sized participants, shown here, collect their commemorative ribbons at the finish.

26 from 2 to 3 p.m. Librarian Natalie Catto will partner with local genealogist Heidi Fraser to focus on the basic steps. You can register for this free workshop by calling 250-334-3369 or by dropping in at the Courtenay Branch located at 300-Sixth St. — Courtenay library

Identify your succession support You built your business but you don’t have to – and probably shouldn’t – plan its succession all by yourself. Your professional adviser can help you avoid a succession tax crunch and help

you plan all the other aspects of your financial life, both business and personal. J. Kevin Dobbelsteyn is a certified financial planner with Investors Group Financial Services Inc. His column appears every Wednesday.

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Dig your family’s roots If you want to research your family history and are feeling overwhelmed about where to start, then your local library is a good place to start. Back by popular demand, the Courtenay branch of the Vancouver Island Regional library will hold a Getting Started in Genealogy workshop on Oct.

Spousal trust This type of trust can ensure the beneficiaries are protected, while also deferring the capital gains tax on the asset held in trust until the death of the surviving spouse. Freeze company value Provides income splitting and tax minimization opportunities. Transfer ownership over time Sell the business to family members or other buyers over an extended period to spread the tax bill over a longer period and ease the transition. Determine your succession ‘readiness’ Get your wills, contracts and other paper work in order and be sure it’s all readily available. Revisit your succession plan frequently to account for changing business and family/stakeholder circumstance and revise your tax strategies accordingly.

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Sign treaties with native bands, or‘shut ’er down’ Unrest, debt both growing 19 years into the process VICTORIA — Finally, somebody in the B.C. treaty negotiation system has come out and said it. Releasing the B.C. Treaty Commission’s 19th annual report last week, Chief Commissioner Sophie Pierre announced she has asked for a one-year extension to her term, to see the organization through its second decade. And if things don’t change, particularly in Ottawa, then “shut ’er down.” The commission is the independent “keeper of the process,” and the chief commissioner is appointed by agreement between the federal and provincial governments and B.C.’s First Nations Summit. Its job is to facilitate talks and dole out funds to aboriginal groups researching and negotiating treaties. As of this year, they have disbursed $500 million, $400 million of it loans that must be repaid out of treaty settlements. “We are 19 years into the process, and we have, just on the First Nations side, a half a billion dollar investment, and when are we going to start seeing a return on that investment?” Pierre asked. It’s safe to assume that there has been at least that much spent by the federal and pro-

vincial governments as well. And after a burst of progress with the Tsawwassen and Maa-Nulth treaties, and a controversial deal with the Yale First Nation in the Fraser Canyon, costly inaction resumed. Sliammon First Nation negotiators finalized a treaty in 2009. Off it went to Ottawa, where it has

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FLETCHER sate for a century of trespass and resource extraction from Sliammon territory. (You can object to all this and try to live in the past, as B.C. Con-

The Canadian system is such that ❝ they are constantly going back to Ottawa for mandates for their individual negotiators. This is bureaucratic, and it plays against the idea that we’re in a real negotiation. Jerry Lampert

languished ever since, waiting for a set of initials that would allow a ratification vote by about 1,000 Sliammon people near Powell River. At stake is a settlement in which B.C. contributes 8,300 hectares of Crown land and Ottawa provides $37 million to compen-

servative leader John Cummins does, but we now have stacks of high court decisions that make aboriginal title real and inescapable, if not well defined.) Other commissioners agreed with Pierre about Ottawa’s role, including the federal appointee, Jerry

Lampert. “The Canadian system is such that they are constantly going back to Ottawa for mandates for their individual negotiators,” Lampert said. “This is bureaucratic, and it plays against the idea that we’re in a real negotiation.” With a majority government in Ottawa, and B.C. MP John Duncan as federal aboriginal affairs minister, there is hope of movement. And there is action on another front. Federal Health Minister Leona Aglukkaq was in B.C. last week to sign an agreement to hand over authority and funding for on-reserve health programs to a new aboriginal authority that will work with the provincial health system directly to administer reserve health programs. This will end a parallel health system run by Ottawa on reserves. A similar agreement was signed in 2006 for

aboriginal schooling. Alas, five years later, there is still wrangling between the First Nations Education Steering Committee and Ottawa over funding. But I’m told there is progress there, with resolution possible by the end of this year. Sto:lo Tribal Chief Doug Kelly, chair of the First Nations Health

Council, says its financing terms are clear, and dealing Ottawa out of health care delivery will improve outcomes. B.C. Health Minister Mike de Jong and Aboriginal Relations Minister Mary Polak agree that these broader self-government transfers for health and education, along with forest and mining

deals, will bring treaties closer. Pierre’s blunt warning must have been heard in Ottawa. It appears the Sliammon treaty has been located and will receive federal blessing this week. Tom Fletcher is legislative reporter and columnist for Black Press and BCLocalnews.com tfletcher@blackpress.ca

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How to help children? Let us count the ways from annual telethon Popular fundraiser scheduled for Nov. 6 at Old Church Theatre in Courtenay The Vancouver Canucks are winners in the eyes of the Comox Valley Child Development Association. The Canucks have donated two VIP tickets for the association’s hockey raffle package. Tickets are for the Canucks’ Dec. 23 home game against the Calgary Flames. The raffle winner will also collect overnight accommodation at the Rosedale on Robson Hotel in downtown Vancouver and BC Ferries vouchers to make this trip a hockey fan’s dream come true. Only 200 tickets will be sold for the Canuck hockey package. Purchase tickets in person at the Child Development Association at 237 Third St. in Courtenay or by phone at 250-338-4288. The winning ticket will be drawn at the CVCDA’s annual telethon, live on Shaw TV, on Sunday, Nov. 6 at 7:30 p.m. The Child Development Association has a second way for you to win big and support the telethon. Imagine a huge basket stuffed with over $2,500 worth of local treats — gift certificates for restaurants, spas, salons, bookstores, and specialty shops — passes for skiing, golf and kayaking — handmade truffles, beauty products, travel accessories — handcrafted cards, First Nations silk scarf and necklace, local pottery, handmade quilt — children’s books, toys and games — and much more. No you are not dreaming, it’s the Child Development Association’s annual deluxe raffle basket. Raffle basket tickets are avail-

able at the Child Development Association or by phone at 250338-4288. In addition, the basket and ticket sales will be making the rounds at various locations around the Comox Valley over the next few weeks. Tickets are $2 each or three for $5, with the lucky winning ticket to be drawn at the telethon, live on Shaw TV, on Nov. 6 at 7:30 p.m. The third way to win is by bidding on one of the fabulous art pieces donated by local artists. Longtime telethon supporter Brian Scott has donated one of his signature colourful art cans. First Nations artists Randy Frank and Charlie Johnson are each donating carvings — Randy will finish his creation onsite at the telethon. All of these pieces will be auctioned off in a silent auction at the telethon. For more about the artists, their art and the art auction, go to the CVCDA website at www. cvcda.ca. And the fourth way to win? The real winners in this venture are local children with special needs and their families. Like the telethon, all monies raised by the raffle basket, the hockey raffle, and the art auction stay in the community to support programs and services for local children with special needs and their families. Therapy equipment, specialized toys, support resources for parents including books, videos, and hands on training — these are just some of the areas that the Child Development Association puts these earnings to work. For more information about the raffles, the art auction, the telethon or the Child Development Association, call 250-3384288 or check out the website at www.cvcda.ca. — Comox Valley Child Development Association

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Nanaimo big band back on Elks’ stage Thursday Thursday Night Jazz swings to big band music again this week. Hosting the evening from the Elks’ stage is the 17-piece Nanaimo Musicians’ Association Big Band, directed by VIU music teacher Bryan Stovell. Formed in 1967 under the leadership of Stovell, the band has been in continuous operation for more than 40 years. University music instructor Steve Jones directed the band for 20 years, but it is now once again under Stovell’s baton. Outstanding student musicians are invited to join the band each year. The impressive alumni list includes Diana Krall, Phil Dwyer, and Ingrid and Christine Jensen, all of whom acknowledge the valuable experience they gained as student musicians. VIU professor Greg Bush performs on trumpet and contributes his composi-

tions and arrangements. Prof. Tom Delamere plays the baritone saxophone. VIU students form the rhythm section with Patrick Courtin on piano, Johnny Lucas on drums, Jenn Carnahan on bass and Jeff Saunders on guitar. Several original band members including current trumpeter Al Campbell had played at Nanaimo’s legendary Pygmy Ballroom in the ‘40s. The NMA is directly descended from the Pygmy orchestra and is celebrating its 43rd anniversary. It’s the band’s second appearance on the Elks’ stage as part of the Thursday Night concert series, and there is a lot of excitement about the show. The last show, just before last Christmas was memorable. Several of the musicians are well known to us since they also play in Arrowsmith Big Band, but don’t expect this to be a repeat performance of the great show we experienced three

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east as Niagara Falls. This month, they’re heading west — all the way to Vancouver Island. Country Blend tours have evolved, too. One or two fans hitching a ride on the band’s mini-bus soon grew to a second vehicle full of fans, touring the country and enjoying Country Blend’s music. Soon they needed a tour bus to carry all their fans! The largest group of fans on tour ran to 114 on two buses. Country Blend performs Oct. 25 at the Sid Williams Theatre in Courtenay at 7:30 p.m. Tickets are available from www.sidwilliamstheatre.com or the box office at 250338-2430. Breaking new ground on the tour circuit has demanded so much time that Country Blend has not produced a new CD for a couple of years. Of course, they always have their CDs on tour, and many folks have copies of all 10. Cyn Lodge says they will have to stay home someday to produce another CD. Press reviews: “. . . brought a bit of Nashville to town.” Pilot Mound Sentinel Courier. “. . . contagious.” Oakville Country

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JOEY CLARKSON IS teaching a Halloweeninspired Pro-D Day musical theatre workshop this Friday. PHOTO BY KATIE CLARKSON

Monster Mash Ghoulies and ghosties and long-legged beasties looking for some fun this Pro-D Day can join Joey Clarkson for a high-energy day of song and dance. This young lady has introduced hundreds of children and youth to the joy of musical theatre. Clarkson has been teaching workshops all across Vancouver Island and the Lower Mainland through distance education schools and private groups since she was a teen. Many of you will remember her as the musical director for the past two summers for Rainbow Youth Theatre. “This is really going to be a fun one!” smiles Clarkson. “The song I have chosen to work on is the classic Bobby Picket number Monster Mash, perfect for Halloween!” Winner of an A Channel Amazing Kids Award and a variety of community service awards, as well as a past finalist in Canada’s prestigious Top 20 Under 20, Clarkson also finds time to work on her recording projects with Highland Music Multimedia. The Pro-D Monster Mash workshop will run this Friday from 9 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. at the Comox Valley Kung Fu Academy at 3-1491 McPhee Ave. in Courtenay, with a little presentation at the end of the class. The Pro-D workshop is open to all school aged children, but space is limited. Call Joey Clarkson at 250-334-2208 or e-mail Joeyclarkson@telus.net for more information. — Joey Clarkson

Wells at the Elks This Wednesday at 8 p.m. the Charlie Wells band hosts Open Mic Night at the Elks’ hall. Last time their talent kept the music playing all night, non-stop. Performers treated the audience to some soul soothing reggae, classic country, spicy jazz and belted out some rock ’n’ roll. What better way to spend your Wednesday? Donations at the door; keep the music playing. The Elks’ is located at 231 Sixth St. Courtenay. Information at 250-334-2512. — Elks’ hall

Forbidden Jazz, consisting of Jake Masri on trumpet and vocals, Jeff Drummond on guitar and Tim Croft on upright bass are once again featured at Zocalo Café this Friday evening. As in the past, they hope to attract a multigenerational audience by performing a wide variety of timeless jazz standards. The trio, representing more than four decades of experience, both domestically and internationally, will weave their collective magic through two sets of entertaining music. A welcome addition to the Comox Valley, guitar master Drummond obtained his Diploma in Jazz Performance at Mount Royal College in 1995. He went on to perform throughout Canada and the U.K., touring with many different artists in a variety of musical genres. Drummond has also appeared on national radio and television programs, produced and engineered countless albums, and played with many well known artists. In total, he has accumulated over 20 years as a music educator, which contributes towards a high demand for his skills and services. Croft, also new on the local scene, has quickly gained recognition as a strong and creative player. His jazz studies at Humber College in Toronto allowed him the amazing opportunity to learn from such Canadian icons as Mike Downes, Pat Collins, Pat Labarbera, and Don Thompson. After completing his

Symphony Orchestra, and Just in Time Jazz Choir. They invite you to a casual, fun-filled evening of jazz from 7:30-9:30. As usual, the kitchen will offer a wide selection of sweet and savoury dishes along with beverages. For more info, contact Zocalo Café and Gallery at 250-3310933, or drop by the corner of Fifth Street and Cliffe Avenue in downtown Courtenay (www.zocalocafe.ca.). — Forbidden Jazz

THE JAZZ TRIO known as Forbidden Jazz welcomes you to a performance this Friday evening at Zocalo Café. Bachelors degree, Tim relocated to Montreal where he continued to study the bass, play in local restaurants and clubs (such as House of Jazz and Upstairs), and record with several different groups. Further education led him to the University of Western Michigan, where he completed a Masters degree in Jazz Studies under the influences of Tom Knific and Dr. Scott Cowan (jazz piano and improvisation). Croft currently teaches music at L’Ecole au Coeur d’Ile in Comox. No stranger to local music circles, Masri draws his inspiration from classical repertoire to musical theater to Afro-Cuban/New Orleans, and Bebop styles. His passion for jazz is closely linked to artists such as Harry

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Braves’ big comeback snaps Icemen’s win streak Kalan Anglos Special to the Record

When a team goes on an extended win streak, it is inevitable that it will eventually come to an end. Prior to Saturday night’s Vancouver Island Junior Hockey League game against the Saanich Braves, the Glacier Kings had won seven straight, outscoring their opponents 44-18 in that stretch. Needless to say, things were going good for the Icemen. But on Saturday night, it all came to a devastating halt, as the Kings lost a heartbreaker 5-4 in a shootout. “It’s a tough one to swallow,” said Kings’ defenceman Desmond Bast, who was once again in the broadcasting booth, still suffering from ill-effects of a concussion. “You wish you could be out there to help the boys out, but in the end there’s not much you can do.” Perhaps the Kings could have used some help, as they looked tired in the last half of the game. However, nobody would fault them if fatigue was a factor after playing so well lately, and playing their second game in as many nights. On Friday night, the Glacier Kings travelled to Campbell River to take on their North Division rival Storm. As if it were an early sign of things to come, the Glacier Kings looked slow. However, despite being outshot a staggering 57-28 in the game, the Yetis’ powerplay was able to give them all four goals in a 4-2 victory. Colton Ruthven got it going in the first period, the only goal scored in the frame. In the second, Tyson Rennie got the Storm on the board before Tyson Arn-

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holtz put the Kings back on top. Michael Scobie (two assists) set up Garrett Halls in the third, and (captain) Jackson Garrett scored an empty-netter to seal the deal. Getting his first start in net for the Kings was Los Angeles native Jackson Winkler who made 55 saves for his first victory of the year. At the time, the win extended the Kings win streak to seven games. Returning home on Saturday night, the Kings looked poised to extend their win streak, but stand-

ing in their way were the pesky Braves. Things were looking good in the early going, with the Kings dominating puck possession in the first period, which led to goals from Adam Robertson (third star), Colton Ruthven and Lee Orpen. In the second, the Kings looked like they were going to have another offensive explosion when Garrett Brandsma (second star) scored short-handed to make it 4-0. At this point Braves’ head coach Brad Cook put in backup goaltender Bowman Rutledge

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watched as Large made a few huge saves to keep Comox Valley’s hopes alive and send the game to a shootout. The first shooter for Saanich was Palmer, who made a nice move to deke Large out of position and bury the puck, the only goal in the shootout. After Rutledge made a big save on Garrett, the Braves left the ice celebrating a huge come-from-behind victory. Rutledge (first star) stopped all 26 shots he faced after coming into the game. “Real tough one to lose,” said Bast. “I have a feeling

we’ll be doing some lines at practice.” It doesn’t get any easier for the Kings, as they now have back-to-back games with South Division leading Victoria Cougars, who haven’t lost yet in regulation. The Yetis are in Victoria Thursday then host the Capital City Cats on Saturday, 7:30 p.m. at Sports Centre Arena No. 1. Kalan Anglos is the Internet voice of the Glacier Kings. All their home games can be heard at www.glacierkings.ca.

Weightlifters haul in medals at Surrey competition Five athletes from the Lake Trail/Killerwhale Weightlifting Club travelled to Surrey on Saturday, Oct. 15 to compete in the Junior Doug Hepburn Weightlifting Championships, hosted by the Lions Weightlifting Club. All the lifters set Personal Records and four returned with medals. The Junior Doug Hepburn tournament is a memorial for B.C.’s own weightlifting

world champion (1953) and serves as the Juvenile (age 16 and under) Championships for the BC Weightlifting Association. The BCWA is affiliated with the Canadian Weightlifting Federation, which in turn is affiliated with the International Weightlifting Federation and the Canadian Olympic Committee. Tyler Yeomans,15 and in Grade 10 at G.P. Vanier,

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the 56kg category with PRs of 25 in the Snatch and 35 in the Clean & Jerk. He also made Good Lifts in all his lifts. Shepherd made five of his lifts on his way to the silver in the 62kg category. He set PRs in the Snatch with 45 and the Clean & Jerk with 62 to Total 107. Rockx made five of his lifts in his first competition, Snatching 20, 23 and

25 kilos. He then Jerked 25 and 28 before being given No Lift on his attempt at 30. He Cleaned the weight well, and did fix the barbell overhead, but was judged by two of the three referees to have pressed the bar rather than cleanly jerking it to locked elbows overhead. He finished fourth in the 56kg category. – Lake Trail/Killerwhale Weightlifting Club


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Glacier Greens guys wrap up with Devils Scramble Plans call for Saturday golf to continue through winter Clear skies greeted the 105 Glacier Greens Saturday Men’s players as they teed it up for the annual Devils Scramble on Saturday, Oct. 15. The scramble is a team event with three different formats and is a fun way to wrap up the season. However having said that, weather permitting the Saturday Men’s play will continue through the winter months. After the last putt had dropped and the scores tallied the team

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success of this tournament: Glacier Greens head professional Bill Kelly and his staff, Gary Wood from Slegg Lumber, Bruce Coulter, Coulters Automotive, Gary Wiebe, Boston Pizza and Scott Fraser, Bill Anglin and Jamie Edwards from Royal LePage. “To those heading south for the winter, enjoy and be safe. To those staying in the Valley, we will see you at the golf club on Saturday mornings weather permitting,” said Saturday Men’s coordinator Len Doyle.

But we allso offfer SPEC CIALIZ ZED SE ERV VICE E for:

Juniors attend B.C. golf camp Mark Valliere, 16, and Logan Yanick, 15, both members of the Crown Isle Elite Junior Academy headed by coach Robert Ratcliffe, were selected to participate in British Columbia Golf 2011 High Performance Provincial Junior Camp, held at Seymour Golf and Country Club in North Vancouver from Oct. 14 to 16. The focus of the camp is to provide high level training opportunities to elite junior golfers in the competitive stream. Training will serve to support player

Bob Marshall, Chris Kalnay, Bruce Henderson, John Holley and Reg Warne. #15 Rob Hill, Jim Dodd, Keith Allan, Murray Polson and Stan Kirkland. #17 Wayne Mabee, Bill Kelly, Richard Martin, Jack Jackson and Glenn Horsepool. All the players were treated to a fine roast beef lunch prepared by Glacier Greens own Justin Lafortune and his staff. Each then visited a well-stocked prize table. The committee thanked the following sponsors who contributed to the

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Comox to host B.C. Optimist sailing championship Comox Bay Sailing Club is hosting the 2011 BC Optimist Sailing Championships on Oct. 29-30. It has been many years since Comox has hosted a BC Sailing event but thanks to the new Comox Valley Sailing Team Comox is back on the map. Optimists are a sail boat designed for sailors five to 15 years old so that young sailors can learn the principles of sailing in a boat specially adapted for their size and weight. Optimists are sailed all

TOP YOUNG SAILORS will be here for high-calibre Oct. 29-30 event. over the world. The Comox Valley Sailing Team was started in 2009 by Rob

Douglas with support from the Comox Bay Sailing Club. Douglas started with a team of

eight Optimist sailors and quickly taught them enough to not only compete success-

Perseverance run ready to roll the protection of over 150 acres of beautiful forest surrounding the Village of Cumberland. The annual Perseverance Trail Run is a great way to support this local cause and ensure that more forests are protected for the future. Pick up registration forms at Extreme Runners at 436 5th St. or go to www.perseverancetrailrun.com to check out all the details and register online.

fully with sailors from the Mainland and Victoria but also had one student, Chris

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MARINE FIRST AID: EMERGENCY FIRST AID: Oct. 22, Nov 26, Dec 3

E-MAIL TO: sports@comoxvalleyrecord.com

Steel Pacific Recycling in conjunction with Amix Recycling are pleased to announce the opening of SAVING THE TREES is what the run is all about. elmhealth@shaw.ca to pre-register for this 11K course trial run. The Cumberland Community Forest Society is a group of

residents of the Village of Cumberland dedicated to purchase local forests for recreational and aesthetic purposes. Their work has ensured

WINTER TIRES

NOW IN STOCK Ask us about Road Force Balancing

... Walker’s Scrap Metals has now relocated next door to Comox Valley Auto and Metal recyclers; at a new location, with a new state of the art facility, coupled with new management and a new attitude. Come by and see us today and enjoy the friendly faces of the Walker’s staff you have come to know and trust. Please visit the new Scrap Metal division at 3447 Royston Road, in Royston. Comox Valley Auto and Metal Recyclers are happy to welcome Dan and Angela to the team. Comox Valley Auto & Metal Recyclers buys and sells ferrous as well as non ferrous metals.

As an added bonus we can special order all types of new & used steel thanks to our close association with Steel Pacific, Amix Recycling and Schnitzer Steel Industries.

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The 2011 Perseverance Trail Run kicks off on Sunday, Oct. 30. This year’s event, cosponsored by Extreme Runners and Equilibrium Lifestyle Management, will feature a 3K cross-country course and 11K mountain run with all proceeds donated to the Cumberland Community Forest Society. The race starts at 11a.m. with race day registration taking place between 9 and 10:15 a.m. at No. 6 Mine Park in Cumberland. “This is a great opportunity to test out your Halloween costume and there will be a prize for the best costume on race day,” a race spokesperson said. Pre-race registration is encouraged to decrease lineups on race day and you can receive the regular price of $20 for adults and $15 for kids up until Oct. 28. Racers can look forward to a fun and challenging trail run, delicious post-race food provided by Thrifty Ffoods and Mudsharks coffee, along with a big pile of fabulous draw prizes provided by Brooks, Valhalla, Lotuswear, Ascent Physiotherapy and many more local sponsors. Go to www.perserverancetrailrun.com to view the current list of race sponsors. This year, 11K racers can check out the course in advance by joining Sarah Seads of ELM during a precourse run on Saturday, Oct. 22. This pre-course tour will meet at 10 a.m. in the Cumberland Rec Centre parking lot on Dunsmuir Avenue and will take approximately two hours. Contact ELM at

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FAMILY ANNOUNCEMENTS

FAMILY ANNOUNCEMENTS

FAMILY ANNOUNCEMENTS

FAMILY ANNOUNCEMENTS

FAMILY ANNOUNCEMENTS

FAMILY ANNOUNCEMENTS

FAMILY ANNOUNCEMENTS

FUNERAL HOMES

IN MEMORIAM

IN MEMORIAM

DEATHS

DEATHS

DEATHS

DEATHS

KEN WALLER

WALKER Raymond (Ray) Dennis

In Memory of BOB MITCHELL Dec. 6, 1921 - Nov. 4, 1996 BETTY MITCHELL Nov. 13, 1924 - Oct. 23, 2000 The leaves are falling and we remember, with love. _______________________

In Loving Memory of BABS MCGUIRE 18 January 1934 20 October 2009 Hard to believe it’s been two years. We miss you every day. Love from your family.

HEALY, John Charles (Jack) COMMUNITY ANNOUNCEMENTS COMING EVENTS MID-ISLAND POTTERS 19th ANNUAL POTTERY SALE Saturday, October 29th, 11am-5pm Parksville Community Centre (formerly at TighNa-Mara). Free admission. Door prizes. 132 East Jensen Avenue, Parksville

INFORMATION In Memory of ROSS MITCHELL June 26, 1955 October 13,2009

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

We miss Ross more than words can say.

PERSONALS

WE’RE ON THE WEB

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

Call day or night. 250-338-8042

FAMILY ANNOUNCEMENTS

FAMILY ANNOUNCEMENTS

DEATHS

DEATHS

SLATER Christina Rivera Passed away unexpectedly on October 11th, 2011 in Comox, British Columbia. Tina is survived and will be dearly missed by her mother Maria Lea and her father Chris Slater, her brothers Christopher Slater, Keith Lea and Adam Lea.

YOUR COMMUNITY, YOUR CLASSIFIEDS

August 1929 - September 18, 2011 With heavy hearts, we said goodbye to our beloved Dad, Bubba, Poppi and Grandpa. Ray had a full and wonderful life, and will be missed by his son Keven (Brenda), daughter Rebecca (Todd), grandchildren Colton, Keenan, Quinten, Karleigh, Trevor and Matthew, and his 4 great-grandaughters. Ray leaves behind to mourn an extended family and many friends. Ray was born and raised in Cumberland BC, where he grew up with Marilyn (mom). After they married he and Mom moved to Burnaby, where they raised us kids, and and created a happy and loving home. Mom passed away 15 years ago and we are comforted in the knowledge that they are together again. We will forever cherish our memories of Dad, his great stories, and the delight he took in our family gatherings. In lieu of flowers donations to the Burnaby General Hospital would be greatly appreciated. We ask, in the spirit of Ray, that you share a great story with your loved ones.

She loved music, art, singing and photography. Tina was a very sensitive young lady who always put others ahead of herself. She was and is a very kind and talented person who had so much to give to others. Tina will be greatly missed by both those who know her and those who would have known her. A Funeral Service took place at Comox Valley Funeral Home, Cremation & Reception Centre, 1101 Ryan Road on Tuesday, October 18th, 2011 at 1:00 p.m. If friends so wish, donations in Tina’s memory made to a charity of your choice would be appreciated.

June 1 1932 - October 7, 2011 It is with much sadness that we share with you Jack’s sudden passing in St. Joseph’s Hospital, Comox B.C. He leaves behind his wife of 50 years, Sharon, and two sons, Allan (Denise) Calgary AB and Michael (Heather) Courtenay BC; three grandchildren, Ethan here in Courtenay and his 2 little girls, Cassandra and Drew in Calgary. As well, Jack leaves his life-long best friend Diane Breck (Bourne), relatives in England and Ireland and his many friends. Jack enjoyed traveling and we were fortune to see a good part of the world together. He was a wonderful father and enjoyed sharing his love of the outdoors with his two boys, who have fond memories of weekends at our cabin on Hollyburn Ridge, camping and skiing, and the many other activities they participated in together. There will be no service at Jack’s request. In his memory a donation to the Zajac Ranch for Children, #300 2008 West 10th Ave., Vancouver, BC V6J 2B3, or to the charity of your choice, will be greatly appreciated. Comox Valley Funeral Home, Cremation & Reception Centre, 1101 Ryan Road, entrusted with arrangements.

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SYLTE Agnes “Joan” Passed away peacefully in Courtenay, B.C. on October 3, 2011. She was predeceased by her brothers Jack and Dick and her grandson Greg. Joan is survived and will be lovingly missed by her husband of 67 years Ed, her son Bruce (Cheryl) of Campbell River, her daughter Wendy (Craig) of Surrey, B.C., grandchildren; Jana (Derek), Justine (Trent), Jessica (Ryan), Carly (Mike), and Ammie (Darren), great grandchildren; Melissa (Nick), Jessica, Jennifer, Emily, and Rylan, great great grandchild Myah, sister Beverly Dingwall of Campbell River, sister-in-law Ann Stacy of Langley, B.C., uncle and aunt Zoe and Bob as well as many nieces and nephews. Joan was a longtime member of Bay Community Church. She worked side by side with husband Ed in the commercial fishing industry and in her leisure time she enjoyed knitting and volunteering at the soup kitchen. Joan was a loving wife, mother and grandmother to all her family and a wonderful friend. If friends so wish, donations in Joan’s memory made to the Alzheimer Society of British Columbia, #202 - 306 Burnside Road West, Victoria, B.C. V8Z 1M1 would be appreciated. Many thanks from the family to the Casa Loma caregivers who lovingly cared for our Mom. A Celebration of Joan’s Life will take place on Saturday, October 22nd, 2011 at 5 p.m. from Bay Community Church, 1105 Pritchard Road in Comox.

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September 9, 1927 ~ October 7, 2011

It is with deep sadness that we announce the passing of Ken Waller who passed away peacefully in his sleep. He is survived by his wife of 59 years Barbara, his son Gary (Lesley) daughter Sharon and grandchildren Amber (Kelvin), Cody, Sadie and Devin (Celina). Ken is also survived by his great grandchildren Abigail, Sophia, Sasha, Weston, Hannah and Alyssa. Ken immigrated from England in 1952 and worked as a pipefitter throughout Alberta and BC settling in Vancouver. He retired to Mexico in 1994 and returned to Canada in 2004. He enjoyed listening to music and always enjoyed a good joke. Ken will be missed dearly by everyone that had the pleasure to meet him. A special Thank You to Dr. Crowe and Dr. Kenny for their care. A Celebration of Life will be held 2:00-3:00pm Saturday Oct. 22/11 at Comox Valley Senior’s Village 4640 Headquarters Rd.

Florence Mabel Craig (nee Taylor) July 17, 1915 – October 15, 2011

Florence was born at home in London, Ontario a little early and spent the next few months in her mother’s apron pocket and passed away peacefully at St. Joseph’s Hospital in Comox, BC. How she spent her time in between could fill a library. She met W. Allan Craig and immediately fell deeply in love with him. They were married the same year (1941) and lived the life of a military family moving 42 times in 20 years, including time spent in England driving around in their Morris car complete with rumble seat that their daughter demanded to sit in regardless of the weather. Her careers included being the first woman employed by Tilden, being the private secretary to the AirVice Marshall, and secretary to school boards and schools, but her true calling was weaving and fibre arts. Many people have spent time in her Comox Valley studio inside her home where she taught weaving since the mid 1970s until she was in her 90s. She won a Canada Arts competition for original design with an overshot coverlet that traveled the country on display. She was also commissioned to do many works across the country and was a loved and long time member of the Woolgatherers’ Fibre Arts Guild and could be found every single year at the Filberg Festival demonstrating weaving and spinning, often with her grand daughter at her side. She also spent many years volunteering with Meals on Wheels and bringing companionship and hot meals to people in need. She was predeceased by her husband Allan and said she never wanted ‘another man she would just have to train all over again’ so she lived out her life in her home on Curtis Road that she loved so much. She is survived by her only daughter Barbara, her grandchildren Leslie (Alan Jossul) and Craig Eaton, Great Grandchildren Morgan Davies, K. Devon Davies and Jayden Eaton and extended family Janice, Jim, Stephanie, Bonnie, Bill, Linda, Ian, Helen Ann and Gordon (and many more; our deepest apologies if we missed your name here). She will also be deeply missed by Maisie and Mars Godin who were the very best of her friends. There will be no service at Florence’s request although a memorial tea will be organised at a later date.


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COMMUNITY ANNOUNCEMENTS

COMMUNITY ANNOUNCEMENTS

COMMUNITY ANNOUNCEMENTS

COMMUNITY ANNOUNCEMENTS

TRAVEL

CRAFT FAIRS

CRAFT FAIRS

PERSONALS

LOST AND FOUND

TRAVEL

CAREER OPPORTUNITIES

EDUCATION/TRADE SCHOOLS

DATING SERVICE. LongTerm/Short-Term Relationships, Free to Try!!! 1-877297-9883. Live intimate conversation, Call: #4011 or 1888-534-6984. Live adult 1on1 Call: 1-866-311-9640 or #4010. Meet Local Single Ladies. 1-877-804-5381. (18+).

RING FOUND - Nr the Griffin Pub. Call to identify. 250-3395234

ONE DAY Polar Bear Tours Calgary and Edmonton departures this fall. Jet to Churchill and experience 6 hours on a polar bear tundra safari. Call 1-866-460-1415 or www.classiccanadiantours.com

ESSO AGENCY in Dawson Creek, Fort St. John, & Fort Nelson CLASS 1 DRIVER’S REQUIRED IMMEDIATELY Starting wage $30/hr - Overtime hours available - Seasonal work available (winter) FAX RESUMES WITH REFERENCES TO (250)782-5884 ATTENTION: CHRISTIAN or email cravlic@peacecountrypetroleum.com

NEW COMMERCIAL Beekeeping Certificate Program. GPRC Fairview College Campus ? Alberta. 16 weeks theory. Queen Bee rearing. Paid 26 week work practicum. Affordable residences. Starts January 9, 2012. 1-888-9997882; www.gprc.ab.ca/beekeeping

Fall Craft Bazaar at Comox Valley Seniors Village Saturday, Oct. 22 & Sunday, Oct. 23 1- 4pm p in the Multipurpose p Room

TRAVEL TIMESHARE CANCEL YOUR TIMESHARE. NO Risk Program. STOP Mortgage & Maintenance Payments Today. 100% Money Back Guarantee. Free Consultation. Call Us Now. We Can Help! 1-888-356-5248.

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.

TRAVEL

LOST AND FOUND

BRING THE family! Sizzling Summer Specials at Florida’s Best Beach! New Smyrna Beach, FL. See it all at: www.nsbfla.com/bonjour or call 1-800-214-0166.

LOST WALKING Cane on Friday Oct 7th, possibly left in shopping cart in Costco parking lot. Has high sentimental value, as my late wife purchased it for me, in which it turned out to be our last trip together. It’s return would be greatley appreciated. Please call 250-338-5637.

YOUR COMMUNITY, YOUR CLASSIFIEDS Call 310.3535

CELEBRATIONS

For more information or to arrange a tour, call Leah at 250.331.4104

CELEBRATIONS

new arrivals

ph.: 250-338-5811 fax: 250-338-5568 features@comoxvalleyrecord.com Publishes Wednesdays. Deadline is Friday at 12 noon.

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CELEBRATIONS

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

Evie Alexandra Molnar September 8, 2011 8 pounds, 5 ounces

CHILDREN CHILDCARE AVAILABLE

Full Time Group Childcare Pre-School / Kindercare DROP-IN’S WELCOME PRO-D CARE SCHOOL BREAK CARE Comox Centre 215 Church St. Tel: 250-890-9388

“Your choice for a good start”

BUSINESS OPPORTUNITIES ATTENTION LANDSCAPERS need winter work? Christmas light business for sale. Inventory & client list. Call for details 250-218-5903. BE YOUR Own boss with Great Canadian Dollar Store. New franchise opportunities in your area. Call 1-877-3880123 ext. 229 or visit our website: www.dollarstores.com today. HOME BASED BUSINESS. We need serious and motivated people for expanding health & wellness industry. High speed internet and phone essential. Free online training. www.project4wellness.com

Delighted Parents Aeron & Hannah Molnar W

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Birthdays • Weddings • Special Occasions The families of Kyle Leigh and Nicole Fossett are thrilled to announce their engagement.

Sophya Mariah Cherice Jesus September 9th, 2011 at 10:09pm 7 lbs 11 oz

Wedding vows will be exchanged in the Mayan Riviera February 2012

A special thanks to all the Nurses, Staff & Doctors of St. Joseph’s Maternity Ward & Ocean View Clinic

Non-Restricted & Restricted.

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

COURSE STARTS: Oct 21 6-10pm Oct 22, 8am-noon

EDUCATION/TRADE SCHOOLS

C.O.R.E. continues Oct 24, 25 & 26 Mon, Tues,Wed. 6pm-10pm at Grantham Hall opposite Tsolum School.

ACCOUNTING & Payroll Trainees needed. Large & small firms seeking certified A&P staff now. No experience? Need training? Career training & job placement available. 1-888-424-9417. AIRLINES ARE HIRINGTrain for high paying Aviation Maintenance Career. FAA approved program. Financial aid if qualified- Housing available. CALL Aviation Institute of Maintenance (877)818-0783.

Courses Starting Now!

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Visit: www.lovecars.ca GET EMERGENCY Medical response and firefighting training in Lakeland College’s Emergency Services Technologist one-year diploma program. Details at www.lakelandcollege.ca or 1 800 661 6490, ext. 8527.

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EDUCATION/TRADE SCHOOLS

“An Anniversary is a time to celebrate the joys of today, the memories of yesterday and the hopes of tomorrow!” Much love and best wishes from Phil, Charlie, Pete & families.

Jo Anne McLeod Turns 65 Please Help us Celebrate JoAnne’s Birthday on Saturday, October 22 1-4pm

Comox Quality Foods Cake Winner Oct 19th, 2011

JoAnne McLeod

HELP WANTED AUTOMOTIVE TECHNICIANSenior, Licensed required. Flat rate. Long term employment. Resume to Comox Valley Automotive Services, 734 Knight Road, Comox, BC, V9M 3T3.

The CVRD is seeking a casual recreational facility attendant to join our sports & aquatic centres. Please visit: www.comoxvalleyrd.ca/jobs for complete position de-

tails & required qualifications. Applications will be accepted until 3 PM, Oct 24, 2011.

SKYLINE TREE SERVICE is looking for a full time grounds man, must be eager to work. Reply to skylinetreeservice@ hotmail.com

EDUCATION/TRADE SCHOOLS

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Work & learn 3 days a week bridging to Practical Nurse in less than a year. ~ STARTS NOVEMBER IN CAMPBELL RIVER ~

250.890.9222 McKinnon Photography was awarded 2008 Small Business of the Year Check out the website: www.mckinnonphotography.com

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Smart Bags for Smart People 226-5th Street Courtenay

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at the McLeod Home 2748 Rennison Road Open House - Come and Share Your Favourite Stories. Please, No Gifts.

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

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Happy 70th Wedding Anniversary Alex & Charlotte Molnar October 18, 1941 - 2011

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HELP WANTED

HELP WANTED

NEWSPAPER

DRIVERS WANTED. Kyte Delivery Service has openings for mature, reliable drivers with own small car. (250)334-9210. ISLAND APPLE Inc. (DBA Applebee’s) is looking for several cooks for our location on Vancouver Island, F/T. Wage $13.73/hour, 40 hrs/wk. Applebee past experience an asset. Must have at least 2 yrs cook experience. Willing to work weekends, holidays & late evening shifts. Please fax resumes to 1-604-468-1511 or email: islandapplebee3@yahoo.ca

SUB - CONTRACTORS Emcon Services Inc., Road and Bridge Maintenance contractor, is looking for sub-contractors with snow removal equipment available for the 2011/2012-winter season to operate in Denman & Hornby Islands, Comox Valley, Campbell River, Cortes and Quadra Islands, Gold River, Port Hardy, Sayward, Tahsis and Woss. Expressions of Interest should be submitted no later than October 21, 2011, and include type of equipment, hourly rates, and WCB number to: Emcon Services Inc. Box 1300 – 3190 Royston Road, Cumberland BC V0R 1S0 Island@emcon services.ca Fax: 250-336-8892

Carriers Needed COURTENAY ROUTE #360 Thorpe & Mallard.

ROUTE # 111 600 - 900 block 5th St ROUTE #136 Pidcock, Menzies, 2nd & 3rd St’s ROUTE #365 Partridge Pl., Valley View Dr. & Mallard Dr. COMOX ROUTE #555 Cooke, Rodello, Gladstone, Wallace & Faibairne

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MONDAY TO FRIDAY 8:30AM-5:00PM 765 MCPHEE AVENUE COURTENAY SUSHI CHEF needed. Some experience necessary. Drop off resumes to Ichiban Sushi, 932 Fitzgerald Ave, Courtenay. No phone calls please.

Looking for a NEW job?

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.

CAREER OPPORTUNITIES

CAREER OPPORTUNITIES

TRADES, TECHNICAL

ESCORTS

FINANCIAL SERVICES

FINANCIAL SERVICES

ATTENTION MACHINISTS: Metaltek Machining in Lloydminster, AB is expanding!Hiring: Machinists, CNC Operators, Programmers. State-ofthe-Art Facility, Fantastic Team, Benefits. Fax 780-8725239 kent@metaltekmachining.com www.metaltekmachining.com

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

NEED CASH TODAY?

JOURNEYMAN DIESEL Technician Canmore, Alberta. Ford experience a plus but not required. Great working conditions, top hourly rate, full benefits; Phone 403-6792252. Fax 403-678-2806.

EDUCATION/TUTORING

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:

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

SERVICE MANAGER - Hanna Chrysler Ltd. (Hanna, Alberta). Opportunity in a perfect family environment. Strong team, competitive wages, benefits, growth potential. Fax resume: 403-854-2845. Email: chrysler@telusplanet.net.

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

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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

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

250-897-1010

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FINANCIAL SERVICES

The Maple Shack, an 8' by 8', approved food facility will be available to rent this winter. Open to new concept ideas. The Resort must approve of the concept. Contact Chantal at 250339-6994 FMI. HELP WANTED

HELP WANTED

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The Lemare Group is currently seeking a full time ticketed welder for the North Vancouver Island area. Union wages. Fax resume to 250-956-4888 or email: office@lemare.ca.

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

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AUXILIARY EQUIPMENT OPERATORS Emcon Services Inc., Road & Bridge Maintenance contractor, is looking for Auxiliary Equipment Operators for the current winter season, preferably with experience operating snowplows and sanding trucks. Operators are needed for Denman and Hornby Islands, Comox Valley, Campbell River, Cortes and Quadra islands, Gold River, Sayward, Woss, Tahsis and Port Hardy. Qualifications include: Valid BC Drivers Licence (minimum Class 3 / air). • Proven highway trucking experience • Experience driving tandem axle vehicles and operating a variety of transmissions. • Pre-employment drug screening. Qualified applicants are invited to submit résumés, along with photocopy of drivers licence, an up-to-date drivers abstract and references to substantiate driving experience to: Emcon Services Inc. Box 1300 - 3190 Royston Rd Cumberland, BC V0R 1S0 Island@emcon services.ca Fax: 250-336-8892 *Please specify the area that you would be able to work*

CARRIERS NEEDED IMMEDIATELY

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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 EDUCATION/TRADE SCHOOLS

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Western Forest Products Inc is an integrated Canadian forest products company located on Vancouver Island delivering unique, quality products to our customers in a safe, sustainable environment. We are currently seeking fully experienced: Front End Log Loader Operator with dry land sort experience, Grapple Yarder Operator, Hoe Chucker Operator and Grapple Yarder Hooktender. Please forward resumes to: Operations Administrator, PO Box 220, Gold River, BC, V0P 1G0, Fax: 250-283-7222. Only those selected for an interview will be contacted.

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

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APARTMENTS / CONDOS LAKE TRAIL APARTMENTS

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

ULVERSTON MANOR

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

THE TIDES  FURNISHED

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

DRIFTWOOD CONDOS

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

ARBOUR GLEN

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

DUPLEXES PARK PLACE DUPLEX

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

JOSHUA PLACE

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

ROBERT LANG DUPLEX

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

GUTWALD DUPLEX

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

HOMES

WEBDON ROAD

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

KYE BAY EXECUTIVE HOME

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

KENDAL AVE HOME

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

WILLOWWOOD PATIO HOME

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

TOWNHOMES PINE PLACE

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

PLATEAU GARDENS

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

HOME IMPROVEMENTS DRYWALL DRYWALL 30 yrs serving Valley small jobs ok. Ceiling repairs, reno’s, carpentry. Quality guaranteed. Very reliable. Andy 250-650-9115 THINKING OF AN IKEA KITCHEN? I can design + deliver + install for you. 20 yrs experience call 250-338-3148

MISC SERVICES GOLDSMITH Custom Designed & Handcrafted Jewellery. Full repair service. Ring sizing while you wait. Engraving Women’s Fashions SIMPLY TIMELESS. 379 4th Street, Courtenay. 250-871-0606

CAN’T GET Up Your Stairs? Acorn Stairlifts can help. Call Acorn Stairlifts now! Mention this ad & get 10% off your new Stairlift! Call 1-866-981-5990. CONVENIENCE STORE/gas stations. Proven product is guaranteed to attract new customers to your store. Visit our website www.DRYcamp.ca 780-918-3898. Act now, Availability limited! DO-IT-YOURSELF Steel buildings priced to clear Make an offer! Ask About free delivery, most areas! Call for quick quote and free brochure - 1-800-668-5111 ext. 170. FIREWORKS FOR HALLOWEEN Secondhand & Military Store 7387 N. Island Hwy Merville 250-337-1750 GET PAID To lose weight. $5,000 For Your Success Story. Personal Image TV Show. Call to Qualify: 416-730-5684 ext 2243. www.mertontv.ca. Joanna@mertontv.ca.

RUBBISH REMOVAL

HALLOWEEN COSTUME for rent. Huge selection in adult sizes. Call 250-334-3687. www.cour tenaycostumerentals.ca

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PROFESSIONAL QUALITY 8ft. Maple 2-level wired wet bar. Must be removed from walkout basement. Open to offers. 250- 334-4451

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Environmentally Conscious Fast Reliable Service Scott 250-792-1668 TELEPHONE SERVICES A PHONE Disconnected? We can help. Best rates. Speedy connections. Great long distance. Everyone approved. Call today. 1-877-852-1122. Protel Reconnect.

MERCHANDISE FOR SALE UNDER $100 DINNING TABLE-expandable, 3 leaf antique (?). Top needs refinishing, asking $100. SMALL RED Flip Sofa/bed. Good condition. $75.00 250334-0054

UNDER $400 BEAUTIFUL CHERRY wood buffet, 20.5”wx43”lx37.5h”, $350. Wood w/glass insert coffee table, 27”wx50”lx18h”, $75. Light tanned upholstered loveseat, excellent condition $200. (250)338-1702.

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

FURNITURE LAZY BOY (rust & gold) matched set 2 leather love seats 2 leather recliners. $1900, excellent condition. (250)334-4858.

MEDICAL SUPPLIES QUANTUM 600 Wheelchair Lateral tilt function. Bought New $25,000. Never used $10,000 O.B.O 250-897-3342

SAWMILLS FROM only $3997 - Make money & save money with your own bandmill - Cut lumber any dimension. In stock ready to ship. Free info & DVD: www.NorwoodSawmills.com/ 400OT 1-800-566-6899 Ext:400OT. 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 VI’S HOT-TUB Covers, made in BC. Professional in home service. 250-897-8037.

REAL ESTATE FOR SALE BY OWNER (REDUCED) PRIVATE 2+1 bedroom rancher + workshop, fenced ½ acre, 5 mins to dwntwn Courtenay. $269,000. 250-898-8483. See details at www.propertysold.ca/8275

COMOX CONDO, ocean view, 2 bdrm, 2 bath, F/P, 5 appls, laundry, parking. NP/NS. Refs req’d. $1000 + utils. Avail. immediately. Call (250)335-3154. COMOX Ideal winter homewant to get away?- relocating? Beach front 1 & 2 bdrm furnished units with utils, cable, internet, parking. NON-SMOKING. Call 250-339-6112. COURTENAY: 1 bdrm, central location. Recently updated, top floor, incls microwave. NS/NP. $650./mo. Avail immed. Call (250)339-9999. COURTENAY Airpark top floor 2 bdrm, 2 bath. Fully furnished. Short term ok. $1300/mth. 250-218-8824 LARGE 1 & 2 bdrm. Free heat & H/W, Elevator. From $650 mo. Call 250-334-4646. Royal LePage in the Comox Valley (Property Mgmt Division) #121 - 750 Comox Road Courtenay, BC V9N 3P6 Phone (250) 897-1300 Fax (250) 897-1330 Interior viewings for the following vacancies are by approved application and appointment only. Apartments•Condos•Suites 1810 Lake Trail Road Apts 2 bdrms, 1 bath, N/P. N/S. 2 appls. Available Immed. $650/mth 204-1111 Edgett Road 2 bdrm, 1 bath, N/P, 4 appls. Available Nov 1st $775/mth 108-1050 Braidwood Rd 1 bed, 1 bath, N/P, N/S, 3 appls. Available Nov 1st $625/mth

COMMERCIAL/INDUSTRIAL 950 SQ FT, 8’x10’ roll up door, near Walmart. $800/mth Phone 250-897-5052

COTTAGES ROYSTON $600+hydro. Water/ Garbage includ. Avail now. 1 Lg Bdrm, 1 Bath w/shower only, combined kitchen, living area. 300 sq ft plus lg carpeted attic. Can be partly furnished. Lg Deck. 1 block from beach. Garden Potential. Cat OK. NO smoking.1 yr Lease. NO laundry. NEED to be ok with stairs. email: wadesplace@telus.net

DUPLEXES/4PLEXES COURTENAY 4-BDRM 2 bath, $950/mo, 5 appls, near schools & shops. Avail Nov1, Refs & security deposit req’’d. NS/NP. 250-3347765 between 5-8 pm

COURTENAY. 2 bdrm + den. SxS Duplex. F/S, W/D. Electric heat. Nice yrd. Avail. to quiet N/S tenants. 250-334-3818.

HOMES WANTED

TWO BEDROOM duplex central Courtenay location, $900/mth. Available Nov. All five appliances included. Call Marco 339-3150 or 218-3829.

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HOMES FOR RENT $1080/MO Cute & cozy 3 bdrm, 2 levels, downtown location. F/S, W/D. NS/NP. References. (250)338-6689. Royal LePage in the Comox Valley (Property Mgmt Division) #121 - 750 Comox Road Courtenay, BC V9N 3P6 Phone (250) 897-1300 Fax (250) 897-1330 Interior viewings for the following vacancies are by approved application and appointment only. Houses & Suites 26-2728 1st Street 3 bdrm, 2 bath. N/S, N/P, 3 appls plus microwave. $975/mth Available Dec. 1 7-1720 13th St 2 bdrms, 1 bath, N/S, N/P, 4 appls. $800/mth Available Nov. 1st


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CENTRAL COURTENAY 4 bdrm, 3 bath family home w/ family room. Attached garage,N/S $1280/mth. 250-3340133 or 250-898-4313

COMOX, 1 bdrm carriage house, private yard, W/D, F/S, heated storage, carport, no pets, N/S, $725 mo, avail Nov. 1. Call 250-339-0932.

COMOX: 3 bdrm manufactured home with addition. F/S, W/D, reno’d, N/P. Avail Nov. 1st. $900. Call (250)248-2749

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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 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

Call Pat at 250-703-6965

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

For viewing call Donna 250-334-9667

RYAN COURT 1450 Tunner Drive, Courtenay

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

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

Call 250-334-9717

PINES APARTMENTS

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

Call Sharon 250-338-7449

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

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PACIFIC COURT

1255 9th Street, Courtenay

1520/1540 Piercy Ave., Courtenay

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

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

For viewing call Donna 250-334-9667

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

To View, Call 250-334-4483

ST. BRELADES 146 Back Road, Courtenay

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TRUMPETER’S LANDING modern newer condos bordering the airpark. Avail. units include 1 & 2 bdrm, 2 bath, 6 appls, custom finishing, balconies/patios, underground pkg, storage units, some with wonderful ocean views. N/S, No pets. Avail. Immed. Rents from $1,100/mth. WALK TO DOWN TOWN CTNY new, modern 2 bdrm, 1 bath townhouse, 5 appls, elect. F/P, res. pkg. N/S, No pets. Avail. Nov. 1 $965 BARCLAY SQUARE 2 bdrm, 1 bath, 4 appls, patio, newer carpets & new paint, N/S, No pets. Avail. Immed. - $775/mth PARK PLACE MANOR 2 bdrm, 1 bath condo, 5 appls, gas F/P (gas incl), balcony, N/S, No pets. Avail. Immed $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. Immed $1,295/mth WILLOW WOOD 2 bdrm, 1 bath patio home, 4 appls., patio, 2 res. pkg spaces, N/S. No pets. Avail. Immed $725 mth FIVE OAKS VILLA Top flr 2 bdrm, 1 bath condo, 5 appls. balcony with mountain view, freshly painted, N/S, No pets. Avail. Immed. $825/mth CTNY WEST DUPLEX 3 bdrm, 1 1/2 bath, 4 appls, fenced yrd, N/S, small pet. neg Avail Immed $1,050/mth ARGO COURT 2 bdrm, 1 bath, F&S, coin laundry, basic cable & hot water incl., N/S, No pets, cat neg. w/ref. Avail Immed. & Nov. 1$700/mth. $250 moving allowance. Res mgr. 334-8602 BRAIDWOOD MANOR 1 bdrm, 1 bath, F & S, coin laundry, N/S, No pets. Avail. Nov. 1 - $650/mth ARGO COURT 1 bdrm, 1 bath, F & S coin laundry, basic, cable & hot water incl., N/S, No pets, cat neg. w/ref. Avail. Oct. 15 - $625/mth NORTH EAST CTNY 3 bdrm, 2 bath duplex on a cul-de-sac, 5 appls, garage, fenced yard, N/S, No pets. Avail. Nov 1 - $1,025/mth HERON’S LANDING 2 bdrm, 1 1/2 bath townhouse, 5 appls, gas F/P, garage, N/S, No pets. Avail. Nov. 1 $950/mth UPPER DUPLEX spacious 2 bdrm, 1 bath, 5 appls, woodstove, lrg covered deck & yard, N/S, No pets. Avail. Nov. 1 - $975/mth incls. Hydro. PORTSIDE spacious brand new condo in downtown Comox featuring 2 bdrm + media rm, 2 bath, 6 appls, heat pump, gas F/P, garage pkg, high end finishing, ocean view, N/S, No pets. Quiet adult oriented blog. Avail. Immed. - $1,400/mth ROYSTON, SEMI waterfront, 1 bdrm cottage, ref’s req’d, no smoking, no pets, avail Nov. 1, $700 mo, call 250-338-9913.

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Roadshow is coming to Courtenay: 5 Days Only! TERRY INKLER Canadian Collectors Roadshow Staff Writer After very successful shows in White Rock and Port Alberni, The Roadshow is coming to Courtenay. So you had better search through your attics and garages, go through your lock boxes and jewellery, because you may be sitting on a small fortune and not even know it! Roadshow experts are here to examine all your antiques, collectibles, gold and silver.

Local Roadshow Expert Examines Some Gold Jewellery

noticed a substantial increase in the amount of precious metals such as gold and silver coming to the Roadshow, which makes sense considering how high it’s currently trading at. He added, “The Roadshow is great because it puts money in people’s pockets, especially during such hard times. Lots of items that are just sitting around collecting dust in basements and jewellery boxes can be exchanged for money, on the spot!”

At another Roadshow event, a woman, named Mira Kovalchek, walked in with a tin full of hundreds of old coins that During a show near Toronto, a woman were given to her as a young child by her came in with a jewellery box that she grandfather. She Ànally decided to come had just inherited from her late aunt. “I in to the Roadshow and see what he don’t wear jewellery,” explained Barbara had given her. She was ecstatic to learn Engles, “so it was an easy decision to she had coins dating back to the late come down to the Roadshow to sell it”. She was very excited when she was able 1800’s, some of which were extremely rare. Roadshow consultant Perry Bruce to walk away with a cheque for over $2,100 for jewellery she was never going explains “We had uncovered an 1871 Queen Victoria 50 Cent piece, valued at to wear anyway. over $2,000!! She had a nice assortment of coins that were not rare dates, but Expert Elijah Gold explains, “We have

she was able to sell them for their silver content”. She explains, “I never would have thought that my old tin of coins was worth so much! I can Ànally afford to renovate my kitchen”. Perry Bruce continued, “Canadian coins prior to 1967, and American coins prior to 1964 are all made with silver, and we have noticed a large increase of customers coming to the Roadshow with coins and cashing them in for their silver value”. Experts at the Roadshow will evaluate and examine your items, FREE OF CHARGE, as well as educate you on them. The Roadshow sees hundreds of people during a one week event, and they have been travelling across Canada to different cities and towns, searching for your forgotten treasures. Trains, dolls, toys, old advertising signs, pocket watches, porcelain and bisque dolls, pretty much everything can be sold at the Roadshow. Any early edition Barbie’s are sought after by the Road-

show collectors, as well as a variety of Dinky Toys and Matchbox cars. Lionel Trains and a variety of tin toys can also fetch a price, especially if they are in their original box or in mint condition. If a collector is looking for one of your collectibles, they can always make an offer to buy it. A man brought in a 1950’s Marx Tin Toy Robot, in fairly good condition, still in its original box. They were able to locate a collector for that speciÀc toy within minutes, and that gentleman went home with over $700 for his Toy Robot and a few other small toys. So whether you have an old toy car, a broken gold chain, or a Barbie sitting in the closet, bring it down to the Roadshow, they will take a look at it for FREE and it could put money in your pocket!

See you at the roadshow!

OUT DON’T MISS

5 Days Only!

In Courtenay: October 24, 25, 26, 27, 28 Best Western Plus The Westerly Hotel & Convention Centre, 1590 Cliffe Ave., Courtenay CANADIAN COLLECTORS ROADSHOW: 1-877-810-4653 9:00 am - 6:00 pm (except Friday, Oct. 28th, 9 a.m.-4 p.m.) Bring in your old unwanted or broken jewelry, coins, antiques & collectibles for the cash you need to help pay off those holiday season bills.

HERE’S HOW IT WORKS • Gather all your collectibles and bring them in • FREE admission • Free Appraisal • NO appointment necessary • We will make offers on the spot if there is interest in the item • Accept the offer & get paid immediately • FREE coffee • Fully heated indoor facility • FREE House Calls

TOP 5 ITEMS TO BRING... Gold Jewellery, Gold Coins, Silver Coins, Sterling Silver, Collectibles

THE ITEMS WE MAKE AN OFFER ON MAY INCLUDE: • SILVER: Any silver items such as flatware, tea

• INVESTMENT GOLD: Canadian

sets, charm bracelets, jewellery & anything

Maple Leaf, Double Eagle, Gold Bars,

marked Sterling or 925

Kruggerands, Pandas, etc

• COINS: Any coins before 1967 (Silver Dollars,

• SCRAP GOLD: All broken gold, used

Half Dollars, Quarters, Dimes, Half Dimes,

jewellery, any missing pieces (Earrings,

Nickels, Large Cents and all others) collectible

Charms, gold Links etc), Dental Gold,

foreign coins, rare coins & entire collections

Class Rings, Charm Bracelets, etc

• GOLD COINS: All denominations from all parts of the world including Gold Olympic coins

• PLATINUM: Jewellery, Dental, Wiring and anything else made of Platinum

• WAR ITEMS: WWI, WWII, War Medals, Swords, Daggers, Bayonets, Civil War Memorabilia, etc. • JEWELLERY: Diamond Rings, Bracelets, Earrings, loose Diamonds, All Gem Stones etc • PAPER MONEY: All denominations made before 1930, Confederation bills, Large Bills • OTHER COLLECTIBLES: Toys, Train Sets, Dolls, Advertising, Cast Iron Banks, Pottery, etc.

GOLD ITEMS OF INTEREST: SCRAP GOLD • GOLD COINS • GOLD OUNCES • GOLD PROOF SETS • DENTAL GOLD NOT SURE IF IT’S GOLD? Bring it in and one of our experts will be glad to examine it for you!

We represent thousands of collectors who are all looking for a variety of collectibles! We have purchased a wide selection of items for our group of collectors. The CCG (Canadian Collectors Group) are a private group of collectors who are looking for unique items in a wide variety of categories.

1.877.810.GOLD

COLLECTORSROADSHOW.CA


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