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Eligibility for grants renewed by Victoria Scott Stanfield

“What that means is more groups would likely apply,” Stapley said, noting the CVCS received Sports, adult arts, animal wel- no funding one year. “We’ll see fare and environmental organiza- what happens next year when we tions are once again eligible to apply.” apply for grants from provincial He applauds the regional disgambling revenues. trict board for forwarding the The B.C. government had issue at the past Union of B.C. declared these groups ineligible Municipalities convention. when it cut the budget for com“They weren’t the only local munity grants in 2008. government to bring that issue The total fund remains at $135 forward,” Stapley said, noting a million, where it was set last motion to restore gaming funds year by Premier passed unaniChristy Clark. mously. “We’re Obviously we’re Clark had moving in the restored $15 mil- happy to have some right direction.” lion of the $36 money reinstated. Groups “It is very million that had exciting to hear been cut from hopefully would receive the premier say the fund. Rein- a higher amount, and of that funding the stated groups course it wouldn’t be this arts is a high will receive $8 priority for her million, with year. They wouldn’t actuand this govern$6 million allo- ally receive their money ment,” Matthew cated to adult until 2013. Payne, president arts, culture of the ProfesDavid Stapley sional Arts Alliand sports organizations. The ance of Greater remaining $7 million will fund Victoria, said in a statement. groups affected by reductions the Clark said financial pressure past three years. made it difficult to maintain the Clark appointed former grant budget at $135 million, and Kwantlen University president did not allow restoring it to its Skip Triplett to hold hearings 2008 peak of $156 million. around B.C. She and Community, The Province will also increase Sport and Cultural Development support for other organizations Minister Ida Chong released such as fairs, festivals, youth arts Triplett’s report Wednesday in and community service that have Victoria. They promised to find a suffered funding cuts the past way to provide multi-year fund- three years. ing instead of making commuThe Province takes in about nity groups apply every year for $1 billion a year from casinos, grants. pub games, online gambling and “Obviously we’re happy to have lotteries. some money reinstated,” said Triplett’s report said the grant David Stapley, project manager program was established in 1998 of the Comox Valley Conservation to replace revenue that charities Strategy. “Groups hopefully would raised by running their own casireceive a higher amount, and of nos and bingo games. course it wouldn’t be this year. The Province will conduct a They wouldn’t actually receive special intake of applications their money until 2013.” from Jan. 16 to Feb. 13 to ensure Amounts received will depend groups are eligible for funding on the manner in which applica- this fiscal year. Interested organitions are processed, he added. zations will be required to apply While the pot is smaller, Stapley online. reporter@comoxvalleyrecord.com said government has expanded with files from Tom Fletcher, Black Press the eligibility and the criteria.

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The G.P. Vanier Towhees senior boys finished fifth at the eight-team Claremont Spartan Invitational basketball tournament last weekend (Jan. 6-7) with Dillon Robson named to the allstar team. After dropping their Friday opener 68-52 to Delta, the Courtenay cagers put in two strong games Saturday, defeating Matthew McNair 79-56 and South Delta 54-53. Friday was not a great game for the Towhees, who had to leave two players at home due to injury.

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ANNUAL DIRECTORY OUT Andrea Gilfillan (left) and Sharon McCann of the Job Shop in Courtenay unveil the 2012 Comox Valley Community Services Directory. Gilfillan is the Job Shop’s resource technician-career adviser and McCann is in communications and marketing. Story, A5. PHOTO BY RENÉE ANDOR

Man in pool incident was‘entirely innocent’ Erin Haluschak Record Staff

A provincial court judge granted a no-evidence motion for 60-yearold Courtenay resident Wolfgang Kurt Busch Thursday, announcing he is “entirely innocent” of eight charges of sexual interference of a person under 16. Sitting behind his lawyer Dale Marshall, who presented the court with a no-evidence motion, Busch listened attentively while Judge Peter Doherty dismissed the charges stemming from the alleged incident nearly a year ago at the Comox Valley Aquatic

Centre. People in the gallery reacted with a mixture of applause and angry shouting. At the beginning of reading his verdict, Doherty “easily disposed” of two counts due to no evidence from the Crown attorney. He then spoke to every charge, noting major discrepancies between testimonies and the video evidence of a surveillance tape supplied by the Comox Valley Regional District. He noted the video provided proof that no inappropriate touching took place — particularly ... see VIDEO ■ A2

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that of a sexual nature — on the evening of Jan. 28, 2011 between Busch and children at the pool, other than incidental touching during rough play. “In the 21 years of sitting at the bench, I’ve seen less than a handful of no-evidence motions. They are rare, but in this case, the motion is entirely justified,” explained Doherty. “Members of the public who have not sat in this courtroom and haven’t seen the video may have concluded

Members of the public who have not sat in this courtroom and haven’t seen the video may have concluded where there is smoke, there is fire. Not only is there no fire, there is no smoke.

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where there is smoke, there is fire. Not only is there no fire, there is no smoke. “Mr. Busch is fortunate for the video from the regional district, or else there would have been a grave miscarriage of justice,” he

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said, and added Busch is entirely innocent. Outside the courtroom, Marshall noted he is not surprised by the verdict, and he credited the surveillance video. “I am very appreciative and so is my client about (Doherty’s) comments at the end of his ruling because this has been an incredibly difficult time. This type of allegation — unfounded — is damaging to someone, no matter what the court does, and we can only hope that people in the community can get the opportunity to read

his decision because not everybody sat and watched the video, because anyone who sat and watched the video would know this man is innocent,” he said. “(The video) potentially avoided a miscarriage of justice, as Judge Doherty very clearly said. People do get wrongfully convicted, and that video potentially prevented that from happening.” Marshall said he hopes the community will accept the court’s decision and Busch’s innocence. “Hopefully rightthinking people will read the judgment and

accept as the judge said, this is not just someone who was found not guilty on a technicality, but is innocent — factually innocent,” he noted. Busch does still face one allegation of breach of probation when he left the country last February which does remain before the court, confirmed Marshall, but said he will talk to the Crown as to what they are going to do with the charge in light of Thursday’s ruling. photos@comoxvalleyrecord.com

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Kids’ learning keeps evolving Renée Andor

are taught. She said the style of memorization-based learnStudents in School Dis- ing being taught today is trict 71 will have a “very mass produced, and that it different” system of learn- hasn’t changed significanting in a few years, according ly for five or six decades. to superintendent Sherry “We have had historicalElwood. ly, for all kinds of reasons “Kids in Grade 6 and 7 that were well-meaning, will, in all likelihood, walk we have had this wholesale into a secondary system need to mass produce eduthat looks very different cation for students,” said than it does (now) when Elwood. “Much of what was they hit Grade 8 and Grade getting in the way of learn9, and for little ing for kids ones in K-7, and kids feelthat their expeing good about riences in their school was classrooms will this industrial evolve over model that time,” said hadn’t changed Elwood. for a very long The distime. trict has been “We were researching putting round the Measures pegs in square of Effective holes, and Teaching sometimes (MET) Project, SHERRY ELWOOD shaving off which is hapsome of the pening in the U.S. MET very best parts of those learning looks at new styles kids becuase they didn’t fit of teaching which give stu- the square hole.” dents more choice about Although she said the what they learn, and moves current teaching model is the teacher’s role more “fine,” she wants to add towards a guide or adviser, more flexibility to the sysand away from the expert tem to inspire students to “talking head,” according to learn more deeply in areas Elwood. they are naturally interStudents “don’t need ested or talented in. us for facts and figures — Core skills like math, they’ve got everything in English, science and social their cellphone today — so studies will still be taught we have to change our rela- to students, but kids will tionship with learning with be given freedom to learn them,” said Elwood. “We more about things they like need to be facilitators of and less about things they knowledge.” don’t. In fact, Elwood said the Elwood said some district biggest change will prob- staff members are going to ably be the role of teachers. Washington State at the “The role of the teacher end of the month to find out for being the talking head, more about MET learning, the subject-based expert and will bring back ideas who stands in front, to to apply to schools in the the person who facilitates Comox Valley. learning,” she said. “That’s The district is already a a big shift.” provincial leader in 21stBecause the Ministry of century learning, which is Education has done away similar to MET learning, with provincial exams, according to Elwood. New Elwood said school dis- courses and programs have tricts have more flexibility already been implemented in what students need to in schools here over the be taught, and that means past couple of years. writer@comoxvalleyrecord.com more flexibility in how they

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Comox arts proposal remains alive Erin Haluschak Record Staff

A historical building in Comox may get a second lease on life, as Comox council passed two motions Wednesday to aid Kelly Pound in her hope of creating an arts community centre. On Dec. 9, Pound approached council with her idea to purchase, renovate and restore the St. John the Baptist Church on Comox Avenue into an arts and community centre, with her main goal of preserving the crumbling building. The building was designated as a heritage building by the Town of Comox in 1986, and Pound explained it has been sitting on the property for a number of years without any work to its structure and foundation which she noted has suffered a lot of damage. The property does contain a residence which was used to house members of the church, particularly the priest at the time, but is now rented out, despite a bylaw which restricts its use as a rental home. Pound asked council in December to consider fasttracking the rezoning process for the rental house to help subsidize part of the cost of renovations, along with requesting a tax

exemption for the duration of renovating the building. Coun. Barbara Price questioned Wednesday what the downside would be to allow a tax exemption to the property. “At the moment, we don’t get any t a x e s from it ... and we never had as a church, so I don’t see that w e ’ r e g i v i n g KEN GRANT anything up,” she noted. “If we leave this building any longer, we won’t have an issue because it will fall down, it will be beyond repair which often happens with heritage buildings. “If someone comes along and is willing to put that time and energy and money into it, I would hope that we could find a way that we could work with her.” Coun. Ken Grant inquired about the viability of Pound’s business, and the implication it could have by withholding any potential tax dollars. “My concern is not so much that we would be saving an old church — I think that’s a very admirable thing — but I’m concerned about the viability of the

business that’s going to go there,” he said. “... because we would be tying up tax dollars for the Town of Comox, and if five years from now we start taxing and that puts them in a position they can’t pay or couldn’t pay in the first place, t h e n w e ’ v e really tied up taxpayBARBARA PRICE ers’ dollars. I think we need to look at that part of it as well.” Price added if the project does fall through, the risk involved for the Town is minimal. “Aren’t we looking at the actual heritage building? If she does all the work, completes it and if she hasn’t done her homework properly and business doesn’t work out, isn’t that really her problem? I don’t see how that could affect the Town. I’m sure another use would come along. I don’t see how the Town is at risk.” Mayor Paul Ives added council does have time to look at viability of the project, as the tax exemption bylaw would be brought back to a meeting in Feb-

ruary. “We do have time ... to look at viability, but ultimately, it will be the proponents just like any other proponents in a development to determine if it is viable. It’s not our role to potentially babysit the applicant in terms of its business success,” he added. Coun. Patti Fletcher said she is in favour of fasttracking the rezoning application. “I understand someone is renting the house right now, and perhaps that’s an oversight of the church or they are unaware that’s it’s not actually truly conforming,” she noted. “I think that’s a good piece to our housing stock is to have a rental house in Comox. I would like to see it fast-tracked for it to be cleaned up for everyone — for the present owner, for a potential new owner and for the community.” Ken Grant inquired about the time delay for applications currently in queue for rezoning. Planner Marvin Kamenz said it could add about a three-week delay to other applications. A motion for staff to create a report on tax exemption along with a motion to fast-track the rezoning application for the house was approved. photos@comoxvalleyrecord.com

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Foundation shares charitable funds More than $50,000 goes to 10 local groups Renée Andor Record Staff

There was tea, there were smiles, there was laughter – and there was money. The Comox Valley Community Foundation gave over $50,000 to 10 local organizations at its annual grant recipient tea on Tuesday. The Alano Club of Courtenay, a non-profit organization supporting people in 12-step programs, received $15,000 for kitchen renovations. Emotional manager Cindy Toovey fought back tears as she accepted the cheque. “This has been an honour. We have a really really old kitchen,” said Toovey. “We’ve already ordered our equipment; everything should be coming in next week.” The Comox Therapeutic Riding Society, which provides therapy to mentally, physically or emotionally challenged individuals through horseback riding, received $10,735. Barb Haffner, assistant program director, said the money will be invested into the horses. “If we have a horse that’s limping along or isn’t properly schooled, it’s pretty hard to get

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those end results,” said Haffner, adding that end results include core strength, balance and control. “If we can teach someone to actually hold onto the reins, it might make the difference for that individual to whether or not they

can feed themselves independently once they learn the control of their hands.” Also, along with other grants the society is hoping to get, the money will be used to buy an amplifier for the outdoor ring so instructors can be heard more easily, as well as new equipment. “It’s a wonderful complement to a much larger project that we’re going to be doing and this will help us see that through to fruition,” said Haffner. Other grants awarded were: St. Joseph’s General Hospital Foundation, $5,280 toward a physical activation and recreation centre; Brooklyn Elementary School, $5,000 for its community coming together project; Comox Valley Ground

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Search and Rescue Association, $4,854 towards safety equipment; Comox Archives and Museum Society, $3,000 for a storage upgrade; Royston Community Club and Recreation Commission, $2,689 towards a safety improvement project; St. John the Divine Abbeyfield House Society, $1,897 for a walkway extension; Kitty Cat P.A.L. Society, $1,800 towards a storage utility trailer; and the 4R’s Education Centre Society, $1,028 for a technology and multi-media upgrade. Lorne Harder, president of the foundation, said over $10,000 more was given out this year than last, and he’s pleased with the

amount, given economic conditions. “It’s more than last year,” he said. “We have had higher in the past, but with current market conditions we’re pretty happy to be able to give this much out.” The amount of funds distributed is directly linked to market conditions because the Comox Valley Community Foundation has a base amount of invested money, and gives out the interest accrued without dipping into the primary funds. Harder said this system makes the foundation sustainable. “We will provide a flexible vehicle for the long-term,” he said. writer@comoxvalleyrecord.com

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Comox council protecting pedestrians Robb/Anderton intersection and Brooklyn School Erin Haluschak Record Staff

Comox council took a step forward Wednesday in improving the safety of pedestrians crossing at a major intersection in the

town. Council approved at the committee of the whole meeting to include $57,000 for a pedestrian crossing project at the Robb/ Anderton intersection as well as Brooklyn Elementary School as outlined in the Comox Transportation Study for consideration in 2012 for the 2012-2016 financial plan. They also requested

BCGEU talks are underway Record Staff

benefits as their main contract priorities. “Since 2010, during Master bargaining between the BC Gov- the term of the curernment Employees’ rent agreement, our members Union and have sufthe provinBARGAINING fered a cial government, which started real wage cut of five this week, is progress- per cent. “What we want ing, according to the is a fair and reasonBCGEU. “We’re in the pre- able agreement for our liminary stage of nego- members,” said Walker. tiations. Already we’ve made progress on some minor items,” said BCGEU president Darryl Walker in a news WINNING release. NUMBERS The union also tabled Wed., January 11, 2013 a proposal to increase government revenues 6/49 by approximately $150 09 10 11 18 39 45 million per year by Bonus: 23 opening liquor stores BC/49 on Sundays. 03 19 20 32 43 45 There are about 65,000 union memBonus: 6 bers in the province, EXTRA including more than 39 62 84 86 500 members of the IN THE EVENT OF DISCREPANCY union in the Comox BETWEEN THIS AND THE Valley, according to the OFFICIAL WINNING NUMBERS BCGEU. LIST, THE LATTER SHALL PREVAIL. About 85 per cent of BCGEU government contracts will expire during 2012. Negotiations resume in Victoria next Tuesday for three more days of bargaining. At the bargaining conference in December, members identified wage increases, job security and improved

School District 71 to complete a safe routes to school plan for Robb Road School and implement and maintain a crossing program to support the crossing of schoolchildren before and after school. The motion follows a delegation of parents who presented their concerns to council in early December. In his report, Glenn Westendorp, public works superintendent for the Town, indicated crossing guards in the Robb/Anderton intersection offers several advantages over pedestrian beacons or pedestrian activated traffic signals. “Anderton is a very busy road ... my fear is that we don’t have

a lot of arterials and if we try and chase the traffic off or if we make it too difficult, (drivers will) try and look for other roads in other neighbourhoods. That’s where the problem is going to spread,” he said. “This is why I’m hesitant to introduce the beacons because I can see where a single student walks up, hits the beacon, stops the traffic, crosses and just after another student comes along, hits the beacon and causes too many interruptions. “To the driver, they’re going to ignore the beacon or drive through it or look for a whole other path to get to where they need to go, and that’s where I see

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The Comox Valley RCMP are investigating a Hit and Run accident involving a child. On January 4th, 2012 at 5:01 PM a young girl was struck by a white colored mid-sized pickup truck while crossing the road in front of 4644 Madrona Place, Courtenay. The truck was reported to of travelled to the end of the block after the accident and turned around and then drove back out the same way it came in. If you have any information as to who committed these crimes, you are asked to contact the Comox Valley RCMP @ 250-338-1321 or Crime Stoppers @ 1 800-222 TIPS (8477). You may also view recent wanted persons and crimes on our website at www. comoxvalleycrimestoppers.bc.ca. Crime Stoppers offers cash rewards of up to $2000 for any information leading to an arrest.

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Grant will improve safety at Lewis Park waterpark Renée Andor Record Staff

The City of Courtenay has been awarded $10,000 towards a project to improve safety at the waterpark at the Lewis Centre. “There is a grant available for rubber coating so we’d applied for it, and it just would reduce the number of slips and falls that we have there,” said acting City parks manager John Allen. “Every year, we have to put various products on to

try and control that, and we’re looking for a long-term solution.” Allen said this rubber coating seems to work for the long-term, and added that it’s the same material used at the playground near the Courtenay Airpark, although it won’t be as thick when it goes on the waterpark. The grant, from Tire Stewardship BC (TSBC), will be put towards the purchase of recycled crumb rubber, which comes from recycled tires.

Allen said he hopes to have the new rubber coating on the waterpark when it opens this coming mid-May to early June. However, he added that he has to wait for the City’s budget to be finalized in the spring before he has a firm date of when the work will start. According to a TSBC news release, over half a million pounds of tires have been kept out of provincial landfills, and 29 communities and not-forprofit organizations

in BC have received a total $556,318 to be put towards using crumb rubber in various community projects. “This amounts to nearly 38,000 tires that were kept out of landfills and instead were recycled for use in playgrounds, waterparks and indoor and outdoor athletic facilities,” says TSBC executive director Mike Hennessy. “In total, TSBC’s Community Grant Program recycled more than 680,000 pounds of

rubber tires in 2011, benefiting the environment and helping to build B.C.’s economy.” Funding for the Community Grant Program comes directly from the Advance Disposal Fee or “eco-fee” that each retailer remits to TSBC for every new tire sold. These fees go directly towards the operation of the B.C.-based scrap

tire recycling program, including the transportation and recycling of scrap tires to ensure they are disposed of in environmentally responsible ways, such as recycling into rubber products. Since the scrap tire recycling program was launched in 1991, more than 50 million vehicle tires have been recy-

cled in the province. Allen said it’s a great use for old tires and he expects the coating will work well on the waterpark surface. “I think it’s winwin,” said Allen. “We’re finding a use for recyclables and I would say that it’s improving the safety, in this case, of the waterpark.” writer@comoxvalleyrecord.com

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FOOD BANK DONATION Paul Macknight of the Comox Valley Food Bank, Comox Quality Foods’ Rick Gaiga, the food bank’s Jeff Hampton, Courtenay Quality Foods’ Dan Gigliotti and Comox Quality Foods’ Kevin Knowles (left to right) celebrate a donation to the food bank. For every five cans of Campbell soups, or five cans of Heinz beans or pasta sold at Quality Foods stores, the grocery chain donated one to local food banks during a recent promotion. The total amount donated is 7,950 cans, worth over $11,000. PHOTO BY RENÉE ANDOR

Rest of the best quotes Oct. 7 — “She is the one in discussions who will stand against the tidal wave of cynicism and indifference and turn it back with her words of hope and possibility.” Michele Genge, about GovernorGeneral award winner Emma Dubé. Oct. 28 — “Now when I look back, if I had ended my life, I wouldn’t have my little baby boy or girl coming.” Ashley Anness, a founding member of the Comox Valley Suicide Awareness Facebook page. Nov. 9 — “The whole sky lit up with bombs and planes chasing each other and flak. And you think, ‘If those guys up there aren’t careful they’re going to kill us.’ Then you realize that’s essentially what they’ve come to do.” Ruth Masters, recalling what it was like to be in London as Nazi bombs fell. Nov. 11 — “We all struggle, but we all need to know that we do not need to face these struggles alone.” Susan Barr, at a public forum to discuss support for local families. Nov. 23 — “I’m sure that’s a message as much as anything — to keep moving forward but to keep an eye on the bottom line. It’s going to be tight in the next few years.” Comox mayor-elect Paul Ives. Nov. 25 —”My biggest priority probably would be — and it’s something I heard loud

QUOTES FROM

2011 and clear — to be very careful how we spend taxpayers’ money.” Courtenay mayor-elect Larry Jangula. Nov. 25 — “Ryan sings to someone and everyone who has ever got drunk, smoked, cried, loved or been loved.” André Wahl, about singer-songwrit-

er Ryan McMahon. Dec. 2 — “My poor mom; I feel so badly for her; she’s sitting there watching her daughter die.” Anorexia nervosa sufferer Amber Foster. Dec. 9 — “I think the building is of incredible value to the community and I’m saddened to see it slowly go into demise.” Coun. Patti Fletcher, about the aging St. John the Baptist Church in Comox, which Kelly Pound wants to transform into an arts centre.

Colleen Hussey at Memories and More will offer the Memories and More Program for people experiencing memory challenges. Together with family and friends, you can learn coping strategies, find laughter, friendship and community with others who share the journey. Memory problems don’t inhibit our opinions, interests and sense of humour, so Colleen has designed activities and sessions that focus on our strengths as well as include adaptations to allow one to enjoy our times together. Her years of experience assist family and

friends to understand the ramifications and better communicate with their loved one. Careers need support and resources in the community as well as fun time. The 12-week program at the Native Son’s Hall begins Jan. 18 from 1 to 3 p.m. Contact the Evergreen Seniors’ Centre to register.

A social get together program is also available beginning Mondays from 2 to 4 p.m. A drop-in group in the Evergreen Seniors Centre cafeteria will explore interests and hobbies as well as exercises for the body and brain. For details, contact Hussey at 250-3384756. — Memories and More

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Dutch method discussed

Naturalists will hear about the bluffs One of the Comox Valley’s favourite recreation areas, enjoyed by mountain bikers and hikers alike, the Comox

The Dutch Wave is rolling into the Jan. 16 meeting of the Comox Valley Horticultural Society. Piet Oudolf may not be a household name, but this Dutch landscape designer has had a notable effect on many great gardens in both North America and Europe. While many associate tulips and other bulbs with Dutch gardens, Oudolf and other Dutch landscape designers brought an entirely new approach to garden design. Oudolf is often associated with the use of grasses, bold drifts of perennials chosen for structure and placed in a meadow-like-setting. CVHS member Ellen Van Heeden will speak Monday about her interest in Oudolf’s style of gardening. The presentation begins at 7 p.m. at the Florence Filberg Centre. Non-members may attend for a $5 fee. — Comox Valley Horticultural Society

BRING YOUR ANTLERS to be measured this Saturday.

Antlers to be measured This Saturday is the date that all hunters are invited to bring their skulls, horns, or antlers to the Courtenay and District Fish and Game Protective Association to be measured for Boone and Crockett scoring. Doors open at 10 a.m. and lunch and refreshments will be available. There will be a $5 measuring fee for non-members only. Fish and Game members should have their weigh-in slips, excluding fish, to turn in to Randy that day for our upcoming awards banquet in March. Also, the deadline for all photos (4x6) for the Photographic Award is the same day. So if you have some great wildlife photos, get them in. Call Randy Jacobson at 250-338-6443 for more info or drop in to Tyee Marine in Courtenay or Campbell River for more information. — Courtenay and District Fish and Game Protective Association

Lake Bluffs region is above all a frequently overlooked special ecological jewel. It is registered as

Bellyfit helps others You’re invited to join the Comox Valley Bellyfit Live Team for the first Bellyfit Live Community Celebration of 2012. This Sunday from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. you can help to raise the roof on the Native Sons Hall, while raising awareness and funds for the True Colours Youth Company of Performing Arts and the Comox Valley Food Bank. True Colours is a local non-profit youth dance company, which will perform its new contemporary fusion piece, choreographed by artistic director Livea Gill and Jessica Carter. Non-perishable food donations will be accepted for the Comox Valley Food Bank. Admission is by cash donation for True Colours, and an item or two for the food bank. For more information, call Leanne Zdebiak-

Eni at 250-703.2673, or e-mail leanne@islandpilates.ca. — Island Pilates

a rare northernmost arbutus / manzanita / maritime juniper ecosystem. It is home to many rare and endangered plant species. As part of its public educational mandate Comox Valley Nature (Comox Valley Naturalists Society) will host a one-hour talk on the Comox Bluffs and the

ecological reserve system Sunday at the Filberg Centre at 7 p.m. Helen Robinson, one of the Comox Valley’s best-known plant taxonomists, will speak. For more information on CVNS, visit www.comoxvalleynaturalist.bc.ca. — Comox Valley Nature

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tive sources are saying he has made a “full recovery” and is not on the verge of stepping down. Duncan’s director of communications Michelle Yao has told reporters her boss isn’t going half-speed. “He is fully engaged on his files and continues to advance priorities of the government.”

Yao added that Duncan is looking forward to participating in the Crown-First Nations summit later this month involving Prime Minister Stephen Harper and Assembly of First Nations National Chief Shawn Atleo. Duncan has recently come under fire for his handling of the Attawapiskat housing crisis.

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Making a list, and checking it twice Whoa! My seed shopping list is getting out of control. I have been having too much fun pouring over catalogues and seed company web pages. Unfortunately, my seed shopping fun is being overshadowed by other items appearing in my search. Let’s just say not all searches are coming back as “organic.” We are talking genetic modification and food security. I made a pledge to myself I would not discuss this issue again in my column. Twice I have touched on GMOs and have heard from the big M (Monsanto) both times. However, by honouring my pledge I would be derelict in what I perceive is my duty as a garden writer ... to educate the readership in all aspects relating to the garden. Luckily, most of the time I get to dwell on positive subjects but sometimes, just sometimes, one has to face the negative. Alarm bells were set off by an article written by Doug Hall in the Learn to Grow section of the Organic Gardening website. He lists a number of seed companies they order seed from for their test garden. A helpful resource until you cross reference with the list on the Seminis website (a wholly-owned Monsanto company) of the seed companies they supply seeds to. Three on the Organ-

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LESLIE COX ic Gardening list get some of their seeds from Seminis. Seminis states they are hybridizers ... producers of F1 varieties of seeds bred specifically for resistance to one or more types of disease. This, in itself, is not a bad thing. The farmer’s income is healthier if he/she can grow a tomato resistant to the crop-decimating late blight. The downside is ... you are tied to the seed company year after year. You cannot save the seed from a hybridized plant to grow the same variety the following year. Some do save seeds from hybridized plants ... those gardeners who like to dabble in plant breeding. They readily use hybridized plants, along with open pollinated varieties, in their own breeding program towards developing a better plant specifically for conditions in their region. The red flag for me was something I read in an article by Matthew Dillon, a director for Organic Seed Alliance. It is a thing called a utility patent. On the surface, it sounds pretty innocuous but digging deeper into the article I read this patent disallows anyone from saving any

seed for any purpose. Notice of such a patent is affirmed by, in this case, Seminis, placing a technology agreement on their seed packets which clearly states seeds are not to be saved for breeding or any other purpose. Until recently, these utility patents and technology agreements have largely been confined to the biotechnology crops which have historically only been available to commercial growers. (Genetically engineered is one such biotech crop.) But they are now making their way onto vegetable seed packets such as Big Beef, an F1 tomato ... to name just one. Matthew’s article mentioned only Seminis seeds. It also did not specify whether the technology agreement was confined to the vegetable varieties available solely to commercial growers or those available to home gardeners as well. But I fear the worst. It saddens me gardeners are losing their right to save seeds. In my humble opinion, the road we are heading down in our efforts to feed the world is fraught with potholes. Do we really need to develop new varieties of vegetables and fruits? Perhaps the perceived problems have not been in the varieties being grown for centuries but instead lie in the methods incorporated for growing them since the

Industrial Revolution. I care about seeds. Thank goodness there are like-minded heirloom seed companies still in operation as well as seed banks intent on acquiring as many varieties as possible for preservation and growing out annually.

Their dedication towards maintaining food security and a healthy environment for future generations is indeed admirable. Leslie Cox co-owns Growing Concern Cottage Garden in Black Creek. Her column appears every second Friday.

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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. NAR-ANON If a family member or friend is using drugs, how does it affect you? We can help. Call Rene 250-3342392, Sharon 250-339-7906, or Jack 250-334-3485. S-ANON: Have you felt hurt, ashamed or alone because of sexual behavior of a loved one? We are a 12-step weekly support group providing experience, strength, hope & friendship. FMI: sanon.comoxvalley@ gmail.com, 1-888-250-7305.

Friday, Jan. 13 C.V. NEWCOMERS Women’s Walking Group (for those living in Comox Valley less than 2 years) meets for Courtenay Heritage walk; meet at Native Sons Hall parking lot, 360 Cliffe Ave., 8:50 a.m. FMI: Kate 250-3389310, Doris 250-871-3407, Susan 250-871-4422, www. Cvnewcomers.net. ST. JOSEPH’S Hospital Auxiliary’s Giant January Clearance Sale, Cottage Thrift Store (behind hospital off Rodello St.), 10 a.m.–4 p.m. EVERGREEN Seniors Friday Night Dance with music by Reis Vink, Rotary Hall, Florence Filberg Centre, 8 p.m. FMI: 250-338-1000, www. evergreenseniors.org.

Saturday, Jan. 14 COURTENAY & District Fish & Game Protective Association presents Antler Measure Day, starts 10 a.m. Antlers, horns, skulls of all species can be scored; $5 measuring fee for non-members. C.V. ART GALLERY panel discussion on animals, h ian food, Dolyna Dancers perform, live band, cash bar. FMI: Joanne 250-338-6902. OCEAN Waves Square Dance Club with callers Fran & Roger Archambault & cuers Lorna & Carmen Corbet, Florence Filberg Centre, 7:30–10 p.m. FMI: Cathy or Guy 250-338-7942.

Sunday, Jan. 22 COMOX Seniors Centre presents Waltz for the Absolute Beginner by Ray Chessin, d’Esterre House, 1801 Beaufort Ave., 2–3 p.m., & general dance 3–5 p.m. Advance tickets: $10/members, $12/ guests; $2 more at door. FMI: Arabella arabella888@ gmail.com. C.V. ART GALLERY & TIFF present film Take Shelter, Rialto Theatre, 5 p.m. Tickets $11 available at CVAG gift shop. FMI: 250-338-6211.

Monday, Jan. 23 C.V. CHRONIC Pain Support Group hosts Orientation to weekly educational sessions, C.V. Nursing Centre, Glacier Room, 615–10th St., 2–4 p.m. Free; patients can selfrefer. FMI: 250-331-8504.

Friday, Jan. 27 EVERGREEN Seniors Friday Night Dance with music by Lensmen, Rotary Hall, Florence Filberg Centre, 8–11 p.m. FMI: 250-338-1000, www.evergreenseniors.org.

Saturday, Jan. 28 4R’S EDUCATION Centre presents 7th annual Cranium Challenge, Florence Filberg Centre (downstairs). Refreshments for sale & by

donation; prizes. FMI/registration: 250-338-4890.

Sunday, S d Jan. J 29 INVESTORS Group Walk for Memories in support of Alzheimer Society of B.C. happens indoors at Campbell River Common, 1 p.m. (registration at noon). Or call 1-800-667-3742 or visit www.walkformemories. com.

Monday, Jan. 30 C.V. CHRONIC Pain Support Group hosts educational session on Nature of Chronic Pain, C.V. Nursing Centre, Glacier Room, 615–10th St., 2–4 p.m. Free; patients can self-refer. FMI: 250-3318504.

Friday, Feb. 3 C.V. NEWCOMERS Women’s Walking Group (for those living in Comox Valley less than 2 years) meets for Roy Morrison Greenway walk; meet at Puntledge Park, 1st St. & Menzies, 8:50 a.m. FMI: Bev 250-871-2027, Glayne 250-339-0036, Louise 250871-1443, www.Cvnewcomers.net.

Monday, Feb. 6 C.V. CHRONIC Pain Support Group hosts educational session Emotional Well-Being, C.V. Nursing Centre, Glacier Room, 615–10th St., 2–4 p.m. Free; patients can selfrefer. FMI: 250-331-8504.

Friday, Feb. 10 C.V. NEWCOMERS Women’s Walking Group (for those living in Comox Valley less than 2 years) meets for Campbell River Seawalk walk; meet at Home Depot recycling area, 8:50 a.m. Carpool $5/passenger. Brunch at Willows Market afterwards (2266 S. Island Hwy.). FMI: Maureen 250871-3337, Brenda 250-8713680, Kate 250-338-9310, www.Cvnewcomers.net.

Monday, Feb. 13 C.V. CHRONIC Pain Support Group hosts educational session Exercise, C.V. Nursing Centre, Glacier Room, 615–10th St., 2–4 p.m. Free; patients can self-refer. FMI: 250-331-8504.

Friday, Feb. 17 C.V. NEWCOMERS Women’s Walking Group (for those living in Comox Valley less than 2 years) meets for Lewis/Simms Millennium Parks walk; meet at Lewis Park parking lot near totem poles, 8:50 a.m. FMI: Michelle 250-331-9158, Bev 250-871-2027, Susan 250871-4422, www.Cvnewcomers.net. EVERGREEN Seniors Friday Night Dance with music by Crosstown Express, Rotary Hall, Florence Filberg Centre, 7:30–10:30 p.m. FMI: 250-338-1000, www.evergreenseniors.org.

Monday, Feb. 20 C.V. CHRONIC Pain Support Group hosts educational session Healthy Eating, C.V. Nursing Centre, Glacier Room, 615–10th St., 2–4 p.m. Free; patients can selfrefer. FMI: 250-331-8504.

Friday, Feb. 24 EVERGREEN Seniors Friday Night Dance with music by Amigos, Rotary Hall, Florence Filberg Centre, 7:30–10:30 p.m. FMI: 250-338-1000, www.evergreenseniors.org.

Monday, Feb. 27 C.V. CHRONIC Pain Support Group hosts educational session Medication Management, C.V. Nursing Centre, Glacier Room, 615–10th St., 2–4 p.m. Free; patients can self-refer. FMI: 250-3318504.


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Red Tape Awareness to expose hidden tax on goods, services

Next week is the Canadian Federation of Independent Business’ third annual Red Tape Awareness Week. The CFIB is challenging all levels of government to commit to tackling the burden red tape places on small business, a problem ultimately borne by consumers through higher prices.

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“Red tape is like death by 1,000 paper cuts” CFIB senior vice-president Laura Jones said. “Every hour spent dealing with red tape is an hour not spent serving a customer or training an employee.” CFIB will provide cost-saving solutions by releasing the Red Tape Digital Diaries – a series of videos chronicling

red tape frustrations of small business owners. It will also include the following reports and announcements: • Monday: Grading the Taxman – See how the Canada Revenue Agency treats small business; • Tuesday: Grading all Governments – See how governments stack-up on red

tape accountability; • Thursday: Inaugural presentation of Golden Scissors Award – See which civil servant or government in Canada has done the most to cut red tape in 2011; • Friday: Planting the future of agriculture – See how farmers fare against the red tape machine.

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NOTICE OF WAIVER OF PUBLIC HEARING AMENDMENTS TO THE ZONING BYLAW The following proposed Bylaw No. 1699 has received Second Reading by Town of Comox Council. In accordance with Section 890(4) of the Local Government Act, Council has waived the requirement for a Public Hearing on the proposed Bylaw. Council will consider Third Reading and Adoption of proposed Bylaw No. 1699 at the January 18, 2012 Regular Council Meeting at 5:30 p.m. in the Council Chambers at 1801B Beaufort Avenue (top floor of Dusty’s Den). BYLAW No. 1699 In general terms, the purpose of proposed Bylaw No. 1699 (Comox Zoning Bylaw Amendment No. 65, 2011) is to amend Town of Comox Zoning Bylaw 1377 by rezoning from R1.1 Single-Family to R3.1 Single-Family/Secondary Suite to permit a single-family dwelling with a secondary suite on Lot 13, Section 80, Comox District, Plan 29156 (shown shaded on the Map below).

NEIL VAN IERLAND has purchased Garf Baxandall Ford Sales and changed the company name PHOTO BY SCOTT STANFIELD to Westview Ford.

Car dealership changes name Scott Stanfield Record Staff

After seven years as general manager, new dealer principal Neil van Ierland has purchased Garf Baxandall Ford Sales and changed the company name to Westview Ford. Updated signage will display the new name next month. “We’ve been kind of working towards this, the buyout of Garf, and it’s finally happened,” van Ierland said. The company features a selection of new and pre-owned Fords, along with other makes

and models. There are about 35 employees, including van Ierland’s son Casey, a sales associate who joined the team after obtaining a diploma for automotive management at Georgian College in Barrie, Ont. van Ierland said Casey has been an integral part of the business, helping him achieve ownership of the dealership. “It’s a good place,” van Ierland said. “We’ve got a great staff. Good group of people here.” The business has existed about 20 years,

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Hiring uninsured contractors can be risky business Theresa Whalen Special to the Record

Hiring contractors not covered by worker’s compensation might save a little money but could ruin your farm business. Helping farmers and ranchers reduce the risks in their operations is the core message of Plan • Farm • Safety, a three-year focus for the Canadian agricultural safety campaign. In 2010, the campaign promoted the Plan aspect of the campaign with safety walkabouts

and planning for safety. Last year’s focus on Farm included implementation, documentation and training. This year, emphasis will be on Safety including assessment, improvement and further development of safety systems. More information on the campaign is available at www.planfarmsafety.ca. Some farm operators mistakenly think if they hire services from an independent contractor or an occasional day worker, any follow-up safety or disabil-

ity costs won’t be on their books. Wrong. Here is why. First you must distinguish between a self-employed, independent contractor and someone who is your employee, even if occasionally. Typically, independent contractors must meet the following criteria: • offer service to various clients; • report to the government as a self-employed business; • own and operate their own equipment. If workers’ compensation

coverage is required in the agriculture sector, contractors who don’t meet all three criteria are automatically covered by their employer’s premiums. Even if workers’ compensation coverage is not required and an injury occurs, the contractor could sue you. If your contractor meets the criteria and is a oneperson operation, you should confirm that he or she has the required coverage or another approved form of disability/liability

insurance. You also should discuss and document your farm’s health and safety policies with the contractor. Independent contractors may hire helpers. In that case, the contractor is an employer and must pay workers’ compensation premiums for those employees. However, if you hire a contractor, it is your responsibility to ensure he or she is registered with workers’ compensation and that premiums for employees are in good standing. Ask the contractor to

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Friday, January 13, 2012 • COMOX VALLEY RECORD

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Home sweet investment A lot of numbers get trotted out every year at this time as the assessment authority releases its annual evaluation of the price of property around the province. We’re given an astronomical dollar amount representing the total worth of so many theoretical average homes. Of course, for most of us, any number in the billions is as useful as the number of stars in the sky and grains of sand at the beach. Perhaps the best thing we can take away from B.C. Assessment’s latest statistics is that Vancouver Island is a solid place to invest in for individuals, families and people looking to do business here. Buying a home for the vast majority of people should be first and foremost about having a place to live. It is the single biggest expenditure most people will ever make, especially for those of us living in B.C.’s southwest. And while housing prices here are exceptionally high, there is some comfort in knowing our region has a few exceptional factors in its favour. Over the last few decades, property values here have risen dramatically, dipped slightly and stayed relatively flat for extended periods of time. The latest figures from B.C. Assessment seem to confirm that homeownership is a relatively stable place to put your money. That said, there are warning signs emerging that real estate across the country is showing signs of a classic bubble, according to a December report by economists with the Bank of America Merrill Lynch. It should concern anyone thinking they can continue to reap huge profits by flipping properties. However, for the majority who are not land speculators, the long-term ownership of a home continues to be a sound investment. Nanaimo News Bulletin

Record Question of the Week This week: Four per cent of respondents say they started the new year with a polar bear swim. Next week: Does the reinstatement of provincial gaming funding for charities make up for the B.C. government cutting it in the first place? Visit www.comoxvalleyrecord.com to vote. Spr Spreading $1.6 billion of HST repayments over five years without interest was about the best deal Kevin Falcon could wring from Ottawa.

Reversing the Hated Sales Tax is going slowly and might not be completed until right around the next scheduled provincial election in May 2013.

Onus is on property owners Dear editor, Assessment season is upon us. In Courtenay, a lack of appropriate involvement of City officials in communicating to citizens makes it necessary that extra steps be taken to ensure your property assessment is correct. The market value assessment system is flawed in a number of ways and there is no incentive or inclination for the bureaucrats to change it. Assessments can be off by up to 10 per cent and there is no legal requirement to make adjustments — the proposed shelter location on Cliffe was assessed at almost 40 per cent less than its actual selling price with no apparent reason for such a large discrepancy. On that basis, every building owner in the downtown should appeal their assessments, particularly if there have been recent sales and they are not assessed at 40 per cent less. The assessment authority has set a precedent with this case. The difference may be due to some facts that they are privy to, but in a system that puts the onus on the property owner to prove any skewed assessments, the Authority and City administration can and have concealed that which should be shared. Withholding vital information occurs in Courtenay in other ways, too. An abdication of fundamental responsibility makes it necessary for property and residential owners in B.C. who have any development potential to get written confirmation from their municipality that there are no charges against their property. The only exemption occurs where your community has a formal policy of informing you of charges and interest against your property. Otherwise, as in Courtenay, charges and interest can accumulate against your property for up to 15 years and you don’t even know about it.

They’re called latecomer charges and involve a charge being assigned to each nearby property that might be considered to benefit from work that an area developer might do. A typical example would be a sewer line being put in to service a nearby subdivision and neighbouring properties with development potential now have a benefit because of the work and expense undertaken by a nearby project. When a developer enters into a latecomers agreement, it is done under the authority of the Local Government Act and Municipal Charter by way of a bylaw (not in Courtenay) — once that bylaw is passed by the municipality (not in Courtenay) and the work is completed (not in Courtenay) and accessible (not in Courtenay), those interestbearing charges will become applicable (not in Courtenay) — they cannot be for future work (not in Courtenay). What you need to know is that there is no legal requirement to inform you of these legal charges against your property. These charges that impact your market value at sale time but also annually in arriving at a fair assessment value, have to be paid by a purchaser if and when you sell your property, even if they have not been constructed legally and languished in a City bureaucrat’s drawer for years and years. Additionally, these charges and interest entitle you to dollar-for-dollar consideration

on your property assessment (not in Courtenay) because of the reduction in market value to comparable properties that don’t have charges against them. This may lead to a significant reduction in your property taxes BUT only if you know about it because they don’t necessarily and aren’t legally required to share that information with the Assessment Authority. Courtenay takes it one step further and provides information to the Authority on charges and interest that haven’t legally come into force through an engineering company but does not and will not provide documentation to property owners pertaining to their own property. I spoke to council two years ago and they ordered a staff report be undertaken by the same department responsible for the mess. They were also provided with templates on how latecomer charges are administered in other communities. Council and the administration of the City of Courtenay have continued to do nothing to correct or remedy these practices which have been ongoing for several terms. Time for some simple changes and literal common sense by those who purport to represent us. Until then, you need written confirmation that there are no charges and interest against your property; you may be misled but you will have legal recourse. Bill Bate, Courtenay

12 per cent significant change Dear editor, Recently both local newspapers ran stories about the issuing of 2012 property assessments. The headline was that there was no significant change. Excuse me. My assessment went down

$41,000, a drop of 12 per cent. Everybody I talk to who owns a house says their assessment is much lower than 2011. Where are you people getting your information from? James Derry, Courtenay


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Dispelling some myths about regional hospitals al” hospital near Dove Dear editor, to provide the same Recent letters to the Creek where there is “regional” services editor about the hospi- no infrastructure. in the current two In February 2008, tal issue reflect many hospital plan that the Comox Strathcona misunderstandings, VIHA had previously Regional District Hosmyths and rumours. proposed for the Dove pital board withdrew Perhaps that is Creek option. its support of the Dove because the issue has While the Comox Creek proposal for been under discussion Valley will have the very sound reasons. As larger hospital with since 2003 (Bernie a regional board, they Jones consultation most of the “regional” process) and beds and serpeople have simvices, Campbell A few people are now ply forgotten the River will maindetails or been tain its current suggesting that we should overwhelmed by services in a go back to the one regional too much infornew facility with mation and/or additional beds. hospital plan. This is tanmisinformation. Myth 3 — A tamount to saying that the Myth 1 — Peosingle regional citizens of Campbell River ple don’t want hospital would two hospitals. eliminate any don’t deserve a hospital. A. Carpenter need to travel to stated “in the Victoria or Vansaw the need for a two years the hospital couver for surgeries or hospital in each of the issue has been under treatments. two major population discussion, I have yet Not so. Some of the centres. to talk with anyone services provided in Myth 2 — One who supports the twotertiary hospitals in “regional” hospital hospital option.” PerVictoria and Vancouwould provide more haps Carpenter was ver will not be availspecialty services than able here no matter not around in 2007 two hospitals. when 19,000 people what is built on the In January 2009, signed a petition North Island. We’ll VIHA came forward supporting two fully still travel. with the current profunctioning hospitals Myth 4 — St. posal to build a new — one in Campbell Joseph’s Hospital will hospital in Campbell River and one in the continue to function as River and a new hosComox Valley. This an acute care hospital pital in the Comox was in response to indefinitely. Valley. The good news VIHA’s daft plan to Once the new hosis that they agreed place a single “regionpitals are built, St.

Joseph’s will no longer be a hospital and will not have an emergency department. VIHA CEO Howard Waldner stated, “What is planned is that facility will continue with a mandate likely around residential care or palliative care or primary health care.” (Comox Valley Record, Jan. 30, 2009.) That is, no matter what new hospital(s)

Dear editor, The B.C. coast has seen more than a century of ships sunk, oil spilled, billions of litres of toxic pulp mill effluents discharged, mining leachates released, and untreated city sewage with PCBs, PCPs, drugs and pesticides deposited. Somehow, all these receiving areas are now declared “pristine and fragile”? Nonsense! They are defiled, but again they are robust. I suggest we decide on projects such as the Northern Gateway Pipeline on strategic and economic

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simply move to the Comox Valley if they want to live near a hospital? For people who live in Gold River or Sayward, what about the important “golden hour” to reach a hospital? I challenge the letter writers who are proposing one hospital to submit those letters to the Campbell River and Gold River

newspapers and see what the response is. I cannot support a “beggar thy neighbour” approach. Please get the facts before spreading more misinformation about the hospital proposal. Check out the VIHA website or write to them for clarification. It is really time to get on with it. J. Fairbanks, Courtenay

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Dear editor, I respond to Susan Auchterlonie’s (director, college and community relations at North Island College) recent attempt to “correct the assumption of a correlation between North Island College receiving funds to offer an underground mining program and the potential coal project at Fanny Bay.” It would seem to me not merely an assumption when as mentioned before, the course description is posted on the Compliance website complete with NIC letterhead and contact information. Not to mention the main heading on the Compliance home page — North Island College launches mine training program — with an informative paragraph to follow. Mere coincidence perhaps? To anybody with minimal observation skills it would seem the evi-

are built, St. Joseph’s will not remain a hospital. Instead, it will provide other important health services. A few people are now suggesting that we should go back to the one regional hospital plan. This is tantamount to saying that the citizens of Campbell River don’t deserve a hospital. Are we suggesting that they should all

terms. If undertaken, there will be leaks and spills. There will be costs. Both the environment and the economy will recover, more or less and eventually. But ... and a big but ... let us not treat this project as a yes/ no, only option scenario. There are many alternate investments that could be pursued to similar economic ends. The defined project needs the volume and prices and time span to fulfil its economic objectives. It is not flexible in any of these terms. My business and industrial

experience concludes that this project is a bad strategic choice for Canada. Rejection will force investments to choices of near-source refining and flexible delivery options such as unit rail tank trains. Costs are higher and incidents are more probable, but every risk is smaller and opportunities to adjust to changing economic circumstances are greater. Northern Gateway would lock us in to one scenario, and as such it should be rejected. David A. Kelly, Courtenay

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dence is clear. It is also interesting to note Auchterlonie’s mention of the partnership of NIC and Nyrstar Myra Falls in developing the underground mining program, which might very well be true as I have seen nothing to dispute otherwise. However, there is zero mention of the NIC underground mining program on the Nyrstar website in relation to their Myra Falls operation, which one would think they may want to promote if they are facing a labour shortage. Something is amiss. If there really is no such correlation, perhaps somebody at NIC or Compliance can explain the presence of the NIC underground mining course information on the Compliance website? Jesse Gentes, Cumberland

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Every Friday we feature Valley history taken from our back issues. Five years ago this week in the Comox Valley Record: A campaign for national electoral reform was set to kick off in Courtenay with a public meeting featuring former NDP leader Ed Broadbent. The meeting developing from a motion on electoral reform tabled by Vancouver Island North MP Catherine Bell. “I think there’s an opportunity for us, with these reminders, that we can stop it. People’s votes should count,” Bell said, referring to ongoing changes in the House of Commons. Ten years ago this week in the Comox Valley Record: Vanier students were set to join a provincewide student walkout later in the month to protest the effect teachers’ job action was having on students. “We’re just waiting to let them know it’s affecting us in a negative way,” Emma Gordon said on behalf of Vanier’s student government. Fifteen years ago this week in the Comox Valley Record: Some of B.C.’s best snowboarders were in town when the Canadian national snowboarding tour dropped by Mount Washington. Joined by a healthy contingent of local tal-

Enter ent, the boarders busted their best moves in freestyle events, and crashed the gates on a challenging giant slalom course. Twenty years ago this week in the Comox Valley Record: Two high-profile Comox residents joined a February byelection fray. New faces in the race for the aldermanic seat to be vacated by mayoral candidate Ken Osmond were Old House Restaurant owner Mike McLaughlin and former credit union manager Rick Kellow. McLaughlin reserved comment until finishing his platform while Kellow said his policy was to “boldly step where no one has gone before.” Aldermen must stop bickering and face hard facts, including the high cost of a park on Comox Hill and the futility of trying to keep the town a “village by the sea,” Kellow said. Twenty-five years ago this week in the Comox Valley Record: There were 3,400 people claiming unemployment insurance in the Valley last month, up sharply from November’s total of 3,145.

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Water-loving loons dive down as deep as 30 feet There are five species of loon in the order known as Gaviiformes. These include the common, yellow-billed, Pacific, Arctic and the less common red-throated. The red-throated loon is a migratory, aquatic diving bird found in the northern hemisphere and is circumpolar in distribution. Breeding range for these loons usually extends from northern British Columbia to Alaska, and they winter from northern British Columbia down to Mexico; there is a known breeding colony in Haida Gwaii. The red-throated loon is the smallest and lightest of the loon family, measuring only 24 to 27 inches in length and is not often seen along the east coast of Vancouver Island. Adult summer plumage for these loons is dark grey seen from above the water, on closer examination the back is speckled with fine light grey markings; below the water the undersides of both winter and summer plumage is white. The head is grey with a maroon-coloured throat patch and the back of the neck is finely striped with white. Juveniles’ colouration includes black and white speckled backs and wings with a light grey

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they frequent smaller ponds lakes and even rivers. They are able to use smaller bodies of water, as they are the only loon that does not need a “runway” of water to get airborne; they can manage to launch from land by pushing off from their breast and legs. The menu for these loons includes fish especially herring, molluscs, crabs, frogs, insects, fish spawn and sometimes plant material. Fish will be speared usually after an underwater chase when they will dive using their wings and feet to assist them. Mating rituals for these loons are very dramatic including racing side by side on their feet across the water or facing each other with their bodies out of the water balancing on their feet as the vocalize by “yodelling” to each other. Long-lived red-throated loons are monogamous mating for life and they return annually to their nest sites that are often just scraped out of shallow vegetation. Two greenish brown speckled eggs are produced which blend in with the vegetation to help camouflage the eggs. Eggs are a favourite of the red and arctic foxes as well as gulls, and often a replacement clutch will be necessary.

RED-THROATED LOONS ARE rarely seen on the east coast of Vancouver Island. PHOTO BY MIKE YIP

Parents are very protective of the young chicks, but it is thought that unlike other loon species the young are not carried on the mother’s back. If we can believe old folklore, loons were called rain birds. If the loons were flying inland, giving short cries, fair weather was predicted. Those flying out to sea giving out long wailing cries were harbingers of rain and stormy weather. If this were true, MARS would not have been called to rescue a red-throated loon that headed inland to

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AROUND THE WORLD in an Afternoon is the next presentation by the Strathcona Symphony Orchestra from Jan. 20 to 22 at the Old Church Theatre in Courtenay. PHOTO BY JOHN HEINTZ

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Carlos Contreras steadies his violin, eyeing Maestra Pippa Williams intently. Then, ever so slowly, he begins his section of Beethoven’s Symphony No. 5. Carlos, 17, is new to the Valley, arriving here four months ago from Monterrey, Mexico, to study English. And lucky for us, he also joined the Strathcona Symphony Orchestra. “I have studied music for 11 years,” says Carlos, who plans to make music his career. “I love the range of pieces our conductor chooses. It is music I have not played before.” When not practising his Beethoven and Brahms, Carlos has been heading to Mount Washington to ski, which, he says, is the first time he has experienced snow. The SSO has been delighting

audiences in the Valley for eight years. The orchestra nurtures new talent and challenges veteran musicians. Its 60 members, with ages spanning six decades, come from throughout the Valley and Campbell River. With each season, programs become more complex, showcasing the many talented musicians who live among us. This year’s first concert, with performances in Courtenay at the Old Church Theatre on Jan. 20, 21 and 22, will feature a world tour of selections ranging from the early music of French composer Jean-Philippe Rameau, who in the 1750s was the darling of the French court. Although the popularity of his works faded by the end of the 18th century, they are again becoming popular among those who appreciate baroque-period music. The program also features a taste of Italian composer Gio-

I love the range of pieces our conductor chooses. It is music I have not played before.

Carlos Contreras achino Rossini‘s lively Barber of Seville. A little Strauss, Walton’s Crown Imperial March, a Spanish dance, a flurry of Russian and gypsy melodies, and a smart Sousa march will spin the audience through the continents in a musical time capsule. Concert mistress Gemma Donn says the program is a reflection of conductor Williams’ wide knowledge of music. “I’m playing music I’ve not heard before. This is a concert everyone is going to love,” say Gemma, 17, a six-year member of the SSO. John and Luan Ismay are so excited about the musical talent

in the Valley they became the SSO’s newest corporate sponsors. “We want to support this dynamic group in a meaningful way,” says John, a realtor with Re/Max Ocean Pacific. “We’ve been camping and fishing in the Valley for many years. “When we moved here last year, our first priority (after unpacking our boxes!) was to see where we could become involved. We are so impressed with the music scene here and want to ensure that great performances keep happening.” And happen they will. Following the World Tour concerts, the SSO will repeat last year’s Valentine’s Day sellout An Affair in the Afternoon this Feb. 12. Tea and handmade sweets, dancing to the sounds of Strauss, professional ballroom dance demonstrations, and a guest soloist promise to make this event as unforgettable as last year’s Affair. “The musicians work hard to

prepare for our concerts,” says Williams, who travels weekly from Nanaimo to lead rehearsals. “They take on new challenges with gusto and make rehearsals an adventure. “From the complex Rameau pieces, to Walton’s stately Crown Imperial March and to the lyrical quality of Strauss, they step up to the challenge and feed my excitement. The sound coming from the players is amazing.” Ensure your seat now for the Strathcona Symphony Orchestra World Tour on Jan. 20 and 21 at 7 p.m and Jan. 22 at 2 p.m. Tickets, at $15, are available from Long and McQuade in Courtenay, Blue Heron Books and Videos N More in Comox. The Old Church Theatre is at 755 Harmston in Courtenay. Doors open 30 minutes in advance. For information or tickets by phone, contact Marcia Haley at 250-338-1252.

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the Salem School of Art Lee, and a quartet of musicians featuring in Detroit, Mich. He later honed his Ron Johnston on piano. “We’re excited to singing and acting come over,” skills while S t e w touring You’re going art said. Eastern “We’re Canadaand to hear some great ready to the U.S. music, believe me. give it to with various theatre He was definitely a C o u r t e nay.” p r o d u c - groundbreaker. Show tions. He Don Stewart time is has also 7:30 p.m. appeared in films and television at the Sid. Tickets are $45, $40 for SWTS shows. Stewart will be members and $25 for accompanied Friday students. Visit sidwilby Cayla Brooke, who liamstheatre.com. reporter@comoxvalleyrecord.com plays the part of Peggy

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Audience members will be treated to a host of stories, scenes and familiar songs when Unforgettable — The Music of Nat King Cole comes to the Sid Williams Theatre on Jan. 20. The production is narrated by Vancouver jazz musician Don Stewart, the writer/ lead performer who sings Cole classics such as Too Young, When I Fall in Love, Ramblin’ Rose and — of course — Unforgettable. “I’m really proud of the show, and really proud to be doing some of Nat’s stuff,” said Stewart, who performed in town a couple of years ago with Dal Richards. “It’s a lively show. You’re going to hear some great music, believe me. “He was definitely a groundbreaker,” Stewart added. Cole made television history in 1956 when he became the first African-American to host his own program — The Nat King Cole Show — which Stewart touches on in his production. The show also touches on an incident in Alabama where white supremacists tried to pull Cole offstage. “But Nat just wanted to put his music out,” Stewart said. “If nothing else, it brings people together.” In some ways Stewart was literally born to portray Cole, considering the parallels. Cole’s father was a baptist pastor and his mother was a church choir director. He first learned to play piano around age four. Stewart’s father was a minister while his mother was a missionary and a choir director. Born in Amherstburg, Ont., Stewart began singing at age nine at church and family gatherings. At 13 he was performing in his first band. His a capella quartet, The Welcome Changes, won a talent contest that paved the way to

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pop star. Her concern for protecting indigenous intellectual property and her distaste for the exploitation of native American artists have kept her in the forefront for 40 years. Popular guitarist and singer Matt Andersen is among musicians already announced to perform at the 2012 festival in Courtenay from July 6 to 8. Others are: • Sam Baker; • The Blackwood Two; • Girlyman; • The 24th Street Wailers. For information about them and other aspects of MusicFest, visit islandmusicfest.com. — Vancouver Island MusicFest

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Met opera continues at Rialto Enchanted Island with Shakespearean elements The Metropolitan Opera continues its winter season at the Rialto Theatre. The Enchanted Island plays Jan. 21 at 10 a.m. In one extraordinary new work, lovers of baroque opera have it all: the world’s best singers, glorious music of the baroque masters, and a story drawn from Shakespeare. In The Enchanted Island, the lovers from Shakespeare’s A Midsum-

mer Night’s Dream are shipwrecked on his other-worldly island of The Tempest. The work showcases arias and ensembles by Handel, Vivaldi, Rameau, and others. Eminent conductor William Christie leads an all-star cast with David Daniels (Prospero) and Joyce DiDonato (Sycorax) as the formidable foes, Plácido Domingo as Neptune, Danielle de Niese as Ariel, and Luca Pisaroni as Caliban. Lisette Oropesa and Anthony Roth Costanzo play Miranda and Ferdinand. Tickets for all of the Rialto Met per-

Show March 24 Punk godfather returns by camera club THE D.O.A. FRONTMAN after three decades is still Joe Keithley.

The godfather of punk hardcore returns to the Waverley Hotel on Jan. 21. D.O.A., Canada’s top punk rock band, release their 12th studio album Northern Avenger on Sudden Death Records. Early reviews of Northern Avenger are drawing comparisons to D.O.A.’s incredible first two albums: Something Better Change and Hardcore 81. Produced by the legendary Bob Rock (Mettalica, Offspring, Pointed Sticks, Motley Crue, Young Canadians) the band have really put it into high gear in time for their 30th anniversary. Led by Canada’s godfather of punk, Joe (Shithead) Keithley on guitar and vocals, Northern Avenger is punk rock the way it was meant to be. D.O.A. also rock the ska beat and nail you with no-holds-barred intense riffs that drive you wild and make you think at the same time, a rare feat these days. The album kicks off with the forceful, threatening and anthemic Human Bomb. Then they nail you with their ode to California: Golden State. With D.O.A. you always expect humor and politics, and there’s no shortage on Northern Avenger. Donnybrook, is a tale of hockey savagery that easily rivals the Hanson Brothers and Olgie Oglethorpe. For politics, listen to the intensity of Police Brutality, Set Them Free and Last Chance. Joe

also sings about street life in Vancouver’s notorious and tragic Downtown Eastside on Poor Poor Boy. Northern Avenger harks back to early classic days of D.O.A. To get the heaviest recording possible, Joe contacted his old pal Bob Rock, who had helped out with recording D.O.A.’s first two singles. With this album you can hear why D.O.A. has influenced three generations of musicians, from Green Day to Rancid to Red Hot Chili Peppers to Offspring to Henry Rollins. The list goes on. Sharing the bill with

D.O.A. is Greenback High (four nogoodniks up for hijinx, shenanigans and general good times through rock ‘n roll). Don’t miss Joey and the boys delivering their legendary highoctane hardcore up in Cumberland. Tickets are $15 in advance at Bop City, the Waverley and by phoning 250-336-8322. Doors open at 9:30 p.m. For more information about the headliner, visit www. suddendeath.com and w w w. m y s p a c e. c o m / doapunk. — Cumberland Village Works

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ACTOR MICHAEL SHANNON is mesmerizing in Take Shelter, the first presentation in the Comox Valley Art Gallery winter-spring film series.

Take shelter with movie A special presentation at the 2011 Toronto International Film Festival, Take Shelter is a darkly compelling domestic drama-cum-psychological thriller set in the rural American heartland. Propelled by the mesmerizing performance of Michael Shannon (Boardwalk Empire, Machine Gun Preacher, Revolutionary Road) as a young husband and father plagued by apocalyptic visions, writer-director Jeff Nichols crafts a haunting and powerful film. Curtis LaForche (Shannon) lives in a small town in Ohio with his loving wife, Samantha (Jessica Chastain, The Debt, Tree of Life), and their hearing-impaired six-yearold daughter. A solid, taciturn working class man, Curtis seems to have everything a modest man could wish for. When he starts having nightmares about ominous black clouds and an impending storm that threatens disaster for his family and small community, he does his best to push these visions from his mind. Keeping his turmoil to himself, Curtis starts channelling his anxiety into obsessively building a storm shelter in his backyard. His increasingly irrational and inexplicable behaviour soon imperils his job and the family finances, but the resulting strain on his marriage and tension within his community can’t compare with Curtis’ fear of what

his dreams may truly signify. Borrowing elements from the thriller, horror and disaster-movie genres, Take Shelter is ultimately a complex and engrossing family drama about a man striving to protect the ones he loves from the imminent threats he sees all around him — whether real or imagined. Together with Shannon’s performance, Take Shelter is a disquieting tale for our times that is both deeply unsettling as it is unforgettable. The upcoming films for the Comox Valley Art Gallery winter/spring series are: Jan. 22 — Take Shelter (Mystery & Suspense, Drama); Feb. 5 — Monsieur Lazhar (Drama/Comedy); Feb. 19 — A Separation (Drama); March 4 — Pina (Musical & Performing Arts). Film series tickets and passes are on sale for $11 each or passes are $55 each and are available at the CVAG Gift Shop, 580 Duncan Ave. in downtown Courtenay and Videos N More at 264 Anderton Rd. in Comox. All films are on Sundays at 5 p.m. at the Rialto Theatre, 2665 Cliffe Ave, Courtenay (at Driftwood Mall) and are fundraisers for the Comox Valley Art Gallery. For updates and more information on the films, visit www.comoxvalleyartgallery.com or call 250-338-6211. — Comox Valley Art Gallery

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AVALANCHE BAR & GRILL jam night every Tuesday at 8:30 p.m. Comedy night on the third Thursday of the month, starting at 9 p.m. House Ten85 DJs live music starting every Saturday at 9 p.m. FMI: 250-331-0334. COMOX VALLEY ART GALLERY open Mondays to Saturdays from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. FMI: 250-338-6211, www.comoxvalleyartgallery. com or Facebook fan page called Comox Valley Art Gallery. CORRE ALICE GALLERY in Cumberland at 2781 Dunsmuir Ave. Hours 11 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Tuesdays through Saturdays. FMI: 250-4004099. ELKS HALL in Courtenay offers open mic Wednesdays, 8 p.m. FMI: 250-334-2512. GATEHOUSE BISTRO AND GALLERY in Cumberland. FMI: Betty Boyle at 778-4280530 or the Bistro at 250336-8099. GRIFFIN PUB north of CFB Comox host to Jazztet every Sunday from 5 to 9 p.m. KING GEORGE HOTEL Pleasure Craft Theatre presents Star Quest! The legendary live improvised soap opera happens Monday nights from January to May at 7 in Cumberland. All ages. Admission by donation. MEX PUB has a Rock ‘n Country Jam ‘n Dance hosted by Outlaw Fever on Tuesdays (except the first Tuesday of the month), starting at 9 p.m. MUIR ART GALLERY open Tuesday to Saturday from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. at 440 Anderton Avenue, Courtenay. Tuesdays through Saturdays from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. FMI: www.comoxvalleyarts.org. PEARL ELLIS GALLERY in Comox open Tuesdays to Saturdays, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. and Sundays 1 to 4 p.m. Members’ fundraiser show & sale to Jan. 22. Myshree Tsai Show & Sale from Jan. 24 to Feb. 5 at 1729 Comox Avenue. FMI: www.pearlellisgallery.com. POTTERS PLACE in Courtenay open Monday to Saturday from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. FMI: www.thepottersplace. ca or 250-334-4613. WAVERLEY HOTEL jam night with Brodie Dawson and friends runs every Thursday, no cover. Visit www.waverleyhotel.ca. WHISTLE STOP PUB house band Big Fun on stage each weekend. ZOCALO CAFÉ, bassist Tim Croft plays duets with different musicians in various genres Thursdays from 7:30 to 9:30 p.m. Anderson Jazz Syndicate performs on the last Friday of each month. Music begins at 7:30 p.m. Macro photography in November.

Friday, Jan. 13 COMOX VALLEY ART GALLERY opening reception for In Place/Displaced, Animalmorphic, Tomorrow from 7 to 9 p.m. through March 3. Open Monday to Saturday 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Free event. FMI: 250-338-6211

Saturday, Jan. 14 COMOX VALLEY ART GALLERY panel discussion with three artists and BCSPCA, MARS, Tsolum Restoration and Project Watershed discuss animals, humans, habitat. 10 a.m. to noon. Free or $3 donation. FMI: 250338-6211.

Tuesday, Jan. 17 KATE MCLEOD, KAT EGGLESTON and DUNCAN PHILLIPS, Cumberland Hotel. Door 7:30 p.m., show 8:30. Tickets at hotel. FMI: 250336-8844. COURTENAY LITTLE THEATRE general meeting in CLT rehearsal space at 17th

Street and McPhee Avenue, behind JET-FM. Refreshments at 7 p.m., meeting at 7.30.

Wednesday, Jan.18 COMOX VALLEY ART GALLERY presents Art21, a PBS short film and discussion from 3:30 to 4:30 p.m. Free or $3 donation. FMI: 250338-6211.

Friday, Jan. 20 STRATHCONA SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA performs at Old Church Theatre in Courtenay, 7 p.m. Tickets at Long and McQuade, Blue Heron Books and Videos N More. FMI: Marcia Haley at 250338-1252.

Saturday, Jan. 21 STRATHCONA SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA performs at Old Church Theatre in Courtenay, 7 p.m. Tickets at Long and McQuade, Blue Heron Books and Videos N More. FMI: Marcia Haley at 250338-1252. D.O.A. at Waverley Hotel with guests Greenback High. Doors open at 9:30 p.m. Tickets at Bop City, the Waverley and by phoning 250-336-8322. TODD BUTLER performs benefit for Comox Valley Water Watch Coalition, Cumberland United Church. Doors open at 7:30 p.m. Tickets at door. MAMMA MIA screens at Sid Williams Theatre for an ABBA singalong, 7 p.m. Tickets at Sid Williams box office. FMI: 250-334-0697. All proceeds go to St. Joseph’s Hospital Maternal Care Ward for critical care equipment. METROPOLITAN OPERA shown at Rialto Theatre. FMI: 250-338-5502.

Sunday, Jan. 22 STRATHCONA SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA performs at Old Church Theatre in Courtenay, 2 p.m. Tickets at Long and McQuade, Blue Heron Books and Videos N More. FMI: Marcia Haley at 250338-1252. COMOX VALLEY ART GALLERY and TIFF present the film Take Shelter at the Rialto Cinema at 5 p.m. Tickets are $11 and can be purchased at CVAG gift shop. FMI: 250-338-6211.

Monday, Jan. 23 BACKYARDIGANS at Sid Williams Theatre, 3:30 and 6:30 p.m. FMI: www.TheBackyardigansOnTour.com.

Tuesday, Jan. 24 BONE THUGS-N-HARMONY at The Bridge Lounge on 5th Street.. Tickets are $25 and can be purchased at 133 Skate Shop and City Spirits Liquor Store.

Friday, Feb. 3 WORLD COMMUNITY FILM FESTIVAL, various Courtenay locations. Tickets at Sid Williams Theatre box office. Phone 250-338-2430 or order online at www.sidwilliamstheatre.com. FMI: www.worldcommunity.ca.

Saturday, Feb. 4 WORLD COMMUNITY FILM FESTIVAL, various Courtenay locations. Tickets at Sid Williams Theatre box office. Phone 250-338-2430 or order online at www.sidwilliamstheatre.com. FMI: www.worldcommunity.ca.

Wednesday, Feb. 8 BREAKMEN at Waverley Hotel in Cumberland.

Thursday, Feb. 9 BREAKMEN at Joe’s Garage in Courtenay.

Friday, Feb. 10 BREAKMEN at Hornby Island Community Hall.


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Time for artisans to apply for 2012 Filberg Festival

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Each year the Filberg Festival features more than 120 of the best artisans from across Canada. Booths nestled amongst the towering trees of the Filberg Park are full of hidden treasures and one-ofa-kind items, making the festival a shopper’s dream. New for the 2012 Filberg Festival is the application submission from artisans will be done online. The deadline for submission is Feb. 10. The link for the artisan application is www.filbergfestival.com/artisans.php. Each category submission gets an opportunity to explain their process in writing and to send in photos to show the range and variety of their work. Competition varies within categories, with jewelry being the most competitive. There are no guaranteed spots year to year, and the mix of artisans changes annually. The festival attracts artisans from all across Canada. They must meet the following criteria: • You must be the designer, creator or producer of your art or craft. • You must be a Canadian citizen or landed immigrant. • Your craft must be produced in Canada within the last year and not previously submitted. • With the exception of furniture, all work must be for sale. Custom furniture orders may be taken and samples displayed. • Food, beauty, body and scented items must provide four samples and a complete product price list. Preference will be given to products that are mostly

handmade, not items that are simply bought in bulk and repackaged. The festival uses an anonymous jury process, meaning that jury members will not know

the name of the artist submitting the work for consideration. All works will be judged for quality, originality and overall craftsmanship. The jury is made up

of 10 people — experts in ceramics, glass, jewelry, soaps and lotions, textiles, wood and visual arts. You’re invited to enjoy arts, crafts, food, music and fun at the

30th annual Filberg Festival from Aug. 3 to 6. Since its beginnings 30 years ago, the principal objective of the Filberg Festival has been to encourage excellence

in all forms of arts and crafts, and to assist in the promotion and sale of quality work. The festival has established a worldwide reputation for the excellence of the work

of its juried artisans, and today is Western Canada’s largest juried outdoor arts show. For more information, visit www.filbergfestival.com. — Filberg Festival


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Youths learn to draw The Courtenay Library invites teens aged 10 to 15 to attend a drawing workshop. The Learn to Draw Manga workshop will be held Jan. 19 at 4

p.m. Space is limited for this free workshop. Call 250-334-3369 to pre-register. — Courtenay Library

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Come As You Art and learn How long have you had those old paint tubes and brushes stashed away at the top of the closet? How long has that sketchbook languished in the den? Where are those old canvases that you started, but abandoned at a difficult

juncture? And will that excellent seascape photo taken eons ago ever get painted? Guess what — it’s time to get over it and get on with it! Sandra Lamb’s Come As You Art classes are starting Jan. 18 at the Sports

Centre in Courtenay and they’re a perfect fit for anyone wanting to shift back into a more creative life or even jump in with no experience at all. The small class sizes offer personalized time to each student in their medium of choice and

Youngsters learn theatre It’s a new year and new programs will be available for students itching to develop their theatre skills. TheatreWorks has been offering valuable programs that provide theatre skill building and enhance self confidence. The success of the TheatreWorks programs are based on the philosophy of founder, instructor Kymme Patrick. “It’s imperative to provide a safe and encouraging environment so students of all levels and ages can excel and grow,” says Patrick. TheatreWorks is entering its 25th year of programs and productions. Former student, Catherine, wrote this note, “Just wanted to let you know that I have just registered my three children in theatre programs. I could not help but think of how wonderful my experiences were with you all those years ago.” Those in the Valley can look forward to beginner programs, Directions in Drama I & II, geared for the young student aged five to 11. Advanced Performance I & II for ages eight to 12 will provide direction in vocal work, character development and performing skills. The popular teen Story Theatre class combines improv, storytelling

and script work. These classes and more will begin next week and registration is limited. For those not able to engage in these eightto 10-week programs, they can participate in the Play in a Day (Pro D day) events. The next date is Feb. 6 for a full day of theatre activities and ending with a performance for family and friends.

SummerStage dates and announcements will be made at the end of the month. Registration is needed, as classes are limited so each student gets the full one-on-one experience. Contact theatreworks@shaw.ca or 250-792-2031 for more information or view the website at www. theatreworksonline. com. — TheatreWorks

at their own level of skill. Students have a choice of progressing through a semistructured program, or simply bringing a current project or idea and learning as they go. Everyone benefits from the energy and experiences of other individuals in the group. Sandra will also offer a more structured class in acrylic painting, designed for absolute beginners or seasoned painters who wish to make the switch from another medium. Once you get past the basics, acrylic can be one of the easier and more forgiving mediums, and Sandra has some great exercises to keep the learning curve interesting. Lamb has taught in the Comox Valley and Campbell River for over 10 years and is

adept in many mediums. In addition to the classes above, she will offer watercolour and figure drawing. All classes take place on Wednesdays; for details visit www. twolambs.ca, click on the workshops link or e-mail sandra@ twolambs.ca. If you haven’t been seduced by computers yet, grab the phone and call 250-337-5487 to get more info from a real live person. — Sandra Lamb

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Puzzling… Fun by the Numbers: Here’s how it works: Sudoku puzzles are formatted as a 9x9 grid, broken down into nine 3x3 boxes. To solve a sudoku, the numbers 1 through 9 must fill each row, column and box. Each number can appear only once in each row, column and box. You can figure out the order in which the numbers will appear by using the numeric clues already provided in the boxes. The more numbers you name, the easier it gets to solve the puzzle!

NETTLE DETECTOR ACROSS 1 Evil spirits 7 Avoidance of reality 15 Words before “war” or “God” 20 Leaning type 21 Personal magnetism 22 Benton of “Hee Haw” 23 Solitary ivorypainted finger part? 25 Spring (from) 26 Twice penta27 12:00 in the daytime 28 Place for a headphone 29 Words after many book titles 30 Singer DiFranco 31 Poisonous evergreen 32 What a woodpecker is? 35 Bellybutton type 37 China’s Zhou 39 Pigs’ place 40 Be thrifty 41 Armstrong and Diamond riding bikes? 45 Ending for form 47 Took charge 48 Haifa native 49 Abrupt increase 52 Putting chips in up front 55 Cathedral next to the University of Oklahoma? 61 Brit’s lav 62 Novelist Charles 65 Weapon fill 66 State in southwest India 67 Gaunt 69 Albacore got ready to pray? 72 CVI halved 73 Bassett of “Malcolm X” 76 Official plural of a popular Toyota hybrid model 77 Flutie and Henning 80 Sketch show since ’75 81 Library patron creating less clutter? 84 Warms up, as leftovers 86 Relative of Ltd. 87 Not shown on TV, e.g.

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named for him. The exhibitions the Hermitage Amsterdam will present should complement the cityâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s existing treasures and buttress artistic genres where it isnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t so strong. Which will, tourism officials hope, make visitors add another day or two to their stay. How much longer people stay will depend on what St. Petersburg sends. The Hermitage Amsterdam itself is a handsome, but not dazzling exhibition space â&#x20AC;&#x201C; people arenâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t likely to come the way they would to something designed by, say, Frank Gehry. Content is going to need to win over form for the gallery to be a hit.

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of Modern Art: Matisse and Picasso, which highlighted some the Hermitageâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s superb collection of French works. The third exhibition, like the first one, had more of an historical than an art emphasis. It was called Alexander the Great: the Road to the East, and looked at the diffusion of Hellenism through the East. Access For more information on the Hermitage Amsterdam visit its website at www.hermitage.nl. For information on travel in the Netherlands visit the Netherlands Board of Tourism website at www.holland.com.

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sian history and the Russian take on the world,â&#x20AC;? said Mikhail Piotrovsky, director of the mothership museum, at Amsterdam opening.

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The inaugural show at the new gallery, At the Russian Court: Palace and Protocol in the XIX Century, filled the two main halls with a lavish display of clothes the nobility wore to sumptuous balls at the Winter Palace and to audiences with the tsar. Portraits of the people who wore them adorned the walls, while the smaller rooms contained items from the Russian royal lifestyle, such as a 42-piece, all silver toiletries kit. Anyone wanting to see some of the Hermitageâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s truly important paintings was probably happier with the new spaceâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s second presentation, Origins

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Towhees finish fifth at Spartan tourney The G.P. Vanier Towhees senior boys finished fifth at the eight-team Claremont Spartan Invitational basketball tournament last weekend (Jan. 6-7) with Dillon Robson named to the all-star team. After dropping their Friday opener 68-52 to Delta, the Courtenay cagers put in two strong games Saturday, defeating Matthew McNair 79-56 and South Delta 54-53. Friday was not a great game for the Towhees, who had to leave two players at home due to injury, and one player was sick at the game. So, being short staffed, and still not playing to potential, the Towhees came up short against Delta. “Twenty-one turnovers doesn’t help, as does being outrebounded 22-17,” noted Vanier head coach Larry Street. Captain and point guard Mark McGinnis scored 16 points and had four steals while co-captain Robson dumped in 17 points while adding seven rebounds. “The Towhees are having issues mentally preparing for their games. Hopefully things will improve for them after they see the University of Victoria Vikes play Saskatchewan tonight,” Street said. And perhaps that was the case, as the Towhees mauled Matthew McNair 79-56 Saturday morning. “A fine team effort, with some of the younger Towhees pulling through with competitive results,” said Street. Robson once again led the way with 26 points while McGinnis had 21. “Mark shot 64 per cent from the field, added four assists and four rebounds while Dillon had a doubledouble with 10 rebounds; he finished with 26 points, three assists, 100 per cent free throw shooting and 58 per cent from the field,”

MARK McGINNIS GOES in for a lay-up against Matthew McNair in Vanier’s 79-56 PHOTO BY PEGGY STREET win at the Claremont Invitational. said Street. “An excellent performance from Grade 11 Jaron Piercy who added 17 points and 55 per cent shooting. Scott Stevens also produced 10 points and had nine tough rebounds while he always checks the other team’s best player.”

The Towhees wrapped things up with a 54-53 barnburner win over South Delta. “This game was interesting from the beginning. The boys thought a bit too much about all-Canadian and former Toronto coach Jay Triano ... well, actually

his son, Grade 12 star Jeff,” Street said. South Delta started with a 14-0 lead, and were up 16-1 before Vanier scored their first basket. “The first quarter was dismal, and it looked like the boys were reverting back to the same problems we’ve been hav-

ing all season,” Street said. But after a bit of a tongue lashing from coaches Street and Tobacca, the boys stepped up their intensity and showed some character, pulling to within six points at half time. The second half was owned by the Towhees, although things got tight near the end. But the Towhees prevailed and ended the tournament with a good win to take the consolation championship. Robson scored 17 points and contributed 12 aggressive rebounds to earn a tournament all-star. “We had to play without guard Mark McGinnis in the second half due to a wicked elbow to the back late in the first half,” Street said. “Mark was playing great at the time, and now we were down to seven healthy players. “Coming through with a solid defensive effort and few mistakes in the second half were Kris Ding, Zach Hunter, Stevens, Jaron Piercy and Cam Hughes. Good job boys, and hopefully these two wins will carry through to the first league game on Tuesday and the Towhee Tournament this weekend,” Street said. The Towhees won their Vancouver Island North AAA league opener Tuesday 87-66 over NDSS in Nanaimo behind a 36-point effort by McGinnis. Their next league game is Tuesday, Jan. 17 when they host Ballenas in a 7 p.m. tip-off. The Towhee Invitational got underway yesterday and continues today (9:30 a.m. to 8 p.m.) and Saturday (9 a.m. to 8 p.m. championship final). Joining Vanier are Highland, Ballenas, Seaquam, New Westminster, Wellington, Carson Graham, Stelly’s, Point Grey, King George, Kwalikum and Spectrum. – G.P. Vanier basketball

Ex-Chief 26th on NHL list Earle Couper Record Staff

Cole Holowenko is ranked 26th among all eligible North American goaltenders in the National Hockey League Central Scouting midterm rankings released We d n e s day. T h e 18-yearold Prince HOLOWENKO Albert Raider (WHL) and former Comox Valley Chief Midget netminder is sporting a 4.07 goals against average and .890 save percentage along with 7-10-0-0 record this season. He played his strongest month of hockey in December, posting a 5-10-0 record including a fivegame win streak during which he recorded a 1.55 goals against average and .956 save percentage.

K1 race The Mount Washington Ski Club is hosting the TECK Coast Zone Ski Race for the K1 (Kinder) athletes aged 10 to 12 years old this weekend. Races will be held on the Allison Forsythe/Invitation at Mount Washington off the Sunrise Chair. The race schedule is as follows: Friday, Jan. 13 Giant Slalom; Saturday, Jan. 14 Giant Slalom; Sunday, Jan. 15 Slalom. The Mount Washington Ski Club will be entering seven K1 athletes in this event and hope for a strong showing on the podium and in the top 10.


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was a major part of pre-planning the project. “The retailers and restaurateurs at Glacier View Plaza must be commended for their patience during construction, and for their efforts in continuing their high level of service to their customers” said Derby. “These are great people who continue to serve their community at a very high standard”. Marty Dohm, of Glacier View Plaza LP stated, “As owners of a number of Vancouver Island shopping centres, we are committed to supporting our tenants business objectives. One of the ways we do this is to ensure that the architecture of the building contributes to the customers’ shopping experience and willingness to patronize the plaza. We are proud of our tenants and their businesses and believe that the upgraded plaza will contribute to their success. Another portion of the project is slated to start soon. White Spot Restaurant will have restoration work done to the building envelope. They too will remain open during this process, and diners will have safe, easy access through the construction zone.

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Got it covered The snowboarders at JumpCamp had a sweet surprise when the latest Snowboard Canada magazine came out last week. They knew there was an eight-page article about Vancouver Island in “The Road Trip Issue” but they didn’t know that their favourite jump on Forbidden Plateau would be on the cover. JumpCamp is Vancouver Island’s premier snowboard camp on Forbidden Plateau for snowboarders who want to progress their skills, especially in the park and backcountry. Last February the JumpCamp crew was part of a Snowboard Canada article that took photographer Mark Gribbon, writer Feet Banks and pro snowboarders Dan Stubbs, Trevan Salmon, Britt Davis and Joel Loverin on a tour of the Island through some of the deepest snow ever. “I was extra stoked when I found out,” said JumpCamp coach Patrick Kitto. “They look through thousands of photos to choose the cover shot and ol’ Forbidden won the big prize.” Snowboard Canada is the most widely distributed snowboard publication in Canada and the “Storm the Island” article covers all the Island shred spots from Woss to Port Alberni. “Go pick up your copy of Snowboard Canada on newstands now,” Kitto said. For JumpCamp info and registration call 250898-8891 or go to JumpCamp.com. – JumpCamp

“It has arrived! The running clinic starts this Saturday, Jan. 14 at the Lower Native Sons Hall and I’ve signed up! This is the year that I run five kilometres! This is the year that I make a difference in my lifestyle - for the better!” So said one participant upon hearing the Comox Valley Road Runners are presenting their 5K Running Clinic for the 26th year in a row. The dedicated volunteers that come out year after year are the backbone for this great event, many of them arising from past clinics themselves. Guest speakers from our community educate and inform participants and volunteers alike. This year’s lineup includes; Extreme Runners, Bayview Chiropractic and The Core Fitness along with Diane Palmason and

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Besides the obvious – fitness, health education, strength and a whole lot of friends to share your new lifestyle with – you receive a Brooks Technical T-shirt, a running manual and log, and half price membership to the Road Runners for 2012. Did we mention fun, fun, fun? If you haven’t already signed up at Extreme Runners or the Lewis Centre don’t worry, bring cash or cheque to the first day at 8:30 a.m. for registration. Information is on the web at www.cvrr.ca or call Leslie Dargie at 250-897-1213.

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For many of the Strathcona Nordics racers, next week will be their first visit to Quebec and their first time skiing outside of B.C. “We’re all really excited about our week in Mont Orford – we had a wonderful week with our Quebec friends here in December,” said SNSC Devo coach Tim McGrady. “Besides the skiing, we’re looking forward to some outdoor skating and some pond hockey. Our skiers are also looking forward to practising their French and strengthening their cross-cultural friendships. We’re really grateful for SEVEC and the federal funding that we’ve received to take these 17 young athletes across the country to get this kind of experience,” he added. McGrady organized the team exchange with the help of a federal organization called SEVEC. For information about SEVEC visit www.sevec.ca and for more information about the Strathcona Nordic Ski Club visit StrathconaNordics. com – Strathcona Nordic Ski Club

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The Strathcona Nordic Ski Club (SNSC) is sending 17 young cross-country ski racers and three coachchaperones to Quebec next week for part two of a ski team exchange. The Strathcona Nordics will ski and stay with their new friends from the Mont Orford Club de Ski de Fond near Sherbrooke, Que. In early Dec. 17 young ski racers from Mont Orford came to the Comox Valley with their chaperones. For many of the young athletes, it was their first visit to the West Coast of Canada. The weather cooperated in early December and after leaving unseasonably warm weather in Quebec, the racers were thrilled to ski in the Mount Washington Nordic area in the first week of December. “I’ve never skied anywhere so beautiful before!” remarked 14-year-old Jules from Mont Orford. The Strathcona Nordics kept the Mont Orford team busy. In addition to several ski sessions on Mount Washington, they also took them hiking, caving, fossil-collecting, and to Long Beach. “We had an amazing time! It was so much fun!! Now, we are going to show you a great time at Mont Orford,” said 16-yearold Camille.


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or purposes of this column the approximate length of Baynes Sound is about 30km from Goose Spit to the Chrome Island light at the south end of Denman Island. Throughout its length it is one huge marine garden that produces oysters, clams and scallops for local, national and international markets. It is primarily the shoreline out to depths of about 100 feet that comprise the major development area of the various gardens. There is also space for recreational seafood gatherers to collect their own oysters and clams. The balance of the sound is open territory that is used in varying densities by many of the species we associate with the open waters of the Strait of Georgia. For recreational fishers it is important as a long stretch of calm water to fish prawns and crabs. There are times when it has respectable salmon fishing opportunities depending on species and run size. It is also an important nursery area for small salmon and other species as they begin their life journeys. Some years it is host to billions of spawning Pacific herring during their erotic sexual orgies that turn the waters white with released sperm from ardent males bent on reproducing their kind. Biologically, Baynes Sound is an incredibly diverse, rich piece of unpolluted water that is approximately 30km by 5km. It is in our front yard. Over the years I have made hundreds of trips on its calm, clear waters. Of recent years we have taken special note of the large numbers of seafood gardeners that are always plying the waters of the sound in their large aluminum skiffs. Depending on the tide you will see gardeners as they harvest clams and oysters from the carefully tended beds and hanging gardens. I made an inquiry and there are at least 700 full-time workers in this huge marinefriendly seafood com-

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RALPH SHAW plex. There are small independent farmers as well as large operations. As in most agricultural operations it is labour intensive, producing hundreds of jobs as long as we take care of its unpolluted waters. There are currently two sources of pollution that can create serious challenges for the future of the industry. One is the outflow from untreated septic systems along its shores and another is the increased acidification of the oceans due to build-ups of carbon dioxide in the atmosphere. Certainly the septic tank problem is within our collective will to solve. We all hope and pray we can come to grips with the growing problems of climate change as they relate to ocean acidification in the not too distant future. One thing is certain – we do not need the problem of acid mine drainage in this pristine garden – and we need look no farther than the Tsolum River to see the effects of this life-destroying curse. We are still trying to cure the effects of the mine drainage from the abandoned mine on the slopes of Mount Washington. To learn more about this bountiful garden you may want to attend the Shellfish Gala Dinner on Saturday, Feb.11 at the Fanny Bay Hall. More details in a later column. ••• Antler Measuring Day is Saturday, Jan. 14 starting at 10 a.m. in the main hall of the Courtenay and District Fish and Game Protective Association clubhouse. There is a $5 measuring fee for non-members; free to members. An appreciative “thank you” to Tyee Marine for their support in donating door prizes and other draws for the event. The kitchen will be open for food

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and beverages – this means lunch treats. This is one of my favourite club activities. It is a first class family event to which you can bring your children and let them experience the tall tales and proud achievements of ethical hunting. Whether or not you took a trophy class animal during this past season, it is always exciting and encouraging for future hunters to see the large array of animals taken in fair chase. In all of its emotional highs and lows, hunting is one of

the most passionately intense pursuits we do as people. No doubt the intense feeling associated with this prehistoric human enterprise is still part of our attraction to this challenging pursuit. As in the dim past we still hunt primarily for food. Enjoy the day. Ralph Shaw is a master fly fisherman who was awarded the Order of Canada in 1984 for his conservation efforts. In 20 years of writing a column in the Comox Valley Record it has won several awards.

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FIDELL Maureen Myne

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Passed away at St Josephâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Hospital on January 7, 2012. Born in Immingham, England on April 23, 1932. In 1953 she married her late husband Ronald Nelson Fidell who passed away in October 2004. Shortly after they married they immigrated to Lytton, B.C. Then in 1966 they moved to the Comox Valley. Survived by her sister, Barbara Hewson (Wales) and her son Andrew Fidell, daughter Janine Grawbarger and three grandchildren; David Fidell, Jesse and Mikayla Grawbarger. Maureen was active with the C.V. Tennis Club, The Rhododendron Club and various choirs. Mum was the treasured heart of our family. Always there with warmth, support and love. Her greatest joy was in making people happy. Family and friends are invited to celebrate her life at the fourth floor lounge in Berwick, Comox on Saturday Jan 21st from 2-4pm.

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Lewis Centre 2nd Sunday 11:00 am ECK Worship Service â&#x20AC;&#x153;Surrender to the Right Principleâ&#x20AC;?

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John and Louise Gunter will have been married 50 years December 30, 2011 and January 2, 2012 will mark Johns 80th birthday.

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NOTICE TO CREDITORS AND OTHERS CAROLANNE FRANCESS NORBYGARD, also known asCAROLE NORBYGARD, CAROL ANNE FRANCESS NORBYGARD, and CAROLE ANN NORBYGARD, deceased, formerly of 2600 Mabley Rd, Courtenay, BC, are required to send full particulars of such claims to the executor, c/o Allen & Company, 480 Tenth Street, Courtenay, BC V9N 1P6, on or before the 15th day of February. 2012, after which date the estate’s assets will be distributed, having regard only to the claims that have been received. Catherine L. Miller Barrister & Solicitor 480 Tenth Street, Courtenay, BC, V9N 1P6 (250) 703-2583

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REQUEST FOR PROPOSAL NO. 1209CU-2011 SPACE FOR CUMBERLAND BRANCH LIBRARY The Vancouver Island Regional Library (the “Library”), serves approximately 415,000 residents through (38) locations within a 92,344 square kilometer area of Vancouver Island, Haida Gwaii (the Queen Charlotte Islands) and the mainland Central Coast. Further information about the Vancouver Island Regional Library is available at www.virl.bc.ca VIRL will maintain a library branch within the Cumberland Village. The objective of this RFP is to obtain premises for the Cumberland library branch which meet the Library’s site location and facility standards. Either existing or purpose built structures will be considered. The Library’s preferred location is Dunsmuir Street. The Library’s preference is for proposals which contemplate that the Library may purchase the proposed premises from the respondent. The Library is, however, open to proposals which contemplate that the Library would lease the proposed space from the respondent Sealed Proposals must be received not later than 3:00 p.m. (15:00 hrs), Pacific Time, Wednesday, February 8th, 2012. Proposals received after the “Closing Date and Time” WILL NOT be accepted and will not be considered. Late Proposals will be returned unopened to the Proponent. Proponents have the sole responsibility to deliver and ensure Proposals are time and date stamped. Request for Proposal documents are available by contacting Elisa Balderson, Purchaser, Phone: (250) 729-2307 or email: ebalderson@ virl.bc.ca The lowest or any Proposal will not necessarily be accepted. This RFP is not a tender and does not commit the Library to any specific course of action. The Library may decide to select a respondent, to not select a respondent, to defer its decision or to cancel this RFP at any time. INFORMATION

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Notice is hereby given that Creditors and others having claims against the Estate of George Alton Baxter, deceased, formerly of #351180 Edgett Road, Courtenay, BC. V9N 6C7 are hereby required to send full particulars of such claims to the undersigned Administrator c/o Holland Cameron, Barristers & Solicitors, 1779 Comox Avenue, Comox, B.C. V9M 3L9, before the 19th day of February, 2012 after which date the Estate assets will be distributed, having regard only to the claims of which it has notice. James Edward Baxter Administrator c/o Holland Cameron Solicitors for the Estate 1779 Comox Avenue Comox, B.C. V9M 3L9

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Defence Construction Canada Construction de Défense Canada MAINTENANCE AND MINOR IMPROVEMENT SERVICES ON MARRIED MILITARY QUARTERS AT 19 WING COMOX, BRITISH COLUMBIA PROJECT# HAMCX03, HAMCX04, HAMCX07, HAMCX08, HAMCX09 As a Special Operating Agency of the Department of National Defence (DND), the Canadian Forces Housing Agency (CFHA) is responsible for managing DND family housing, including the provision of maintenance and minor improvement services. Defence Construction Canada (DCC), on behalf of the CFHA is calling for the submission of tenders for maintenance and minor improvement services on married military quarters in 19 Wing Comox , British Columbia. The following services are included in this package of work: Painting, Tile, Resileint Sheet Flooring and Carpet, Grass, Landscaping & Tree Service and Cleaning, Carpentry, Concrete & Asphalt, Hardwood Floors, Asphalt Shingles & Built-up Roofing. The SOs will be in place from April 1, 2012 to March 31, 2013, with an option to extend for two (2) additional one (1)

year periods. Those wishing to obtain the tender documents for this project must place an order with MERX by logging on their website: www.merx.com or by calling 1 (800) 964-MERX (6379). THE TENDER DOCUMENTS WILL BE AVAILABLE ONLY THROUGH MERX DISTRIBUTION. Bids from bidders whose name does not appear on the official tender document takers list, may be declared invalid. The tender closing dates are: January 17 and 19, 2012. The tender closing time is: 14:00 hours, local time. Sealed tenders will be received at the following location: 9 Wing Comox Bulding 306, Lazo, British Columbia Fax#: 250-339-7391

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INVITATION TO TENDER COMOX VALLEY REGIONAL DISTRICT DENMAN ISLAND WATERMAIN EXTENSION Sealed Tenders marked “Tender for Comox Valley Regional District, Denman Island Watermain Extension” will be received at the ofÀce of the Administrator, 600 Comox Road, Courtenay, BC, up to 11:30 am local time, Friday, January 27, 2012. Any Tenders received after the stated opening time will be returned to the tenderer unopened. Tenders will be opened in public at 550 Comox Road, Courtenay B.C. at 11:31 am on the same day at the Regional District boardroom or other publicized location. The work involves the supply and installation of approximately 1,200 m of 100 mm dia. watermain, air/vacuum release valves, Áushouts, appurtenances, connection to the Graham Lake Improvement District and the Denman Island Water Local Service Area watermains, and decommissioning and removal of two wells, a 5,000 ig concrete block water storage reservoir, and a pump station building. Enquiries may be directed to Chris Holmes, P.Eng., of Koers & Associates Engineering Ltd., at telephone (250) 334 - 9390 or fax (250) 334 - 2381 or email cholmes@koers-eng.com. Tender documents will be available for pick-up by qualiÀed general contractors at the ofÀce of Koers & Associates Engineering Ltd., Unit C, 450 8th Street, Courtenay, BC, V9N 1N5 on or after Thursday January 12, 2012, upon payment of $56.00 per set (inc. HST). This is non-refundable. Cheques are to be made payable to Koers & Associates Engineering Ltd. Tenders must be accompanied by the speciÀed Bid Bond, payable to the Comox Valley Regional District.

Please note that the tender results for this project are only available from the DCC Site at (250) 339-8211x 7108 for this project. Faxed submissions will NOT be accepted.

The lowest or any tender will not necessarily be accepted. The Comox Valley Regional District reserves the right to waive informalities in, or reject any or all tenders, or accept the tender deemed most favourable in the interests of the District. Tenders not conforming to the speciÀed requirements may be returned to the Tenderer without consideration.

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Mr. Marc Rutten, Koers & Associates Engineering Ltd. Comox Valley Regional District Unit C, 450 8th Street 600 Comox Road Courtenay, B.C. V9N 1N5 Courtenay, B.C. V9N 3P6

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FOUND: SKI goggles in bag, outside Tim Horton’s, Cliffe Ave. Call (250)338-8611. LOST: KEYS lost in or near Comox Hospital. Reward 250-339-0878

ADULT CARE 1 FULL and 1 P/T position for experienced workers within 2 person home, representing both behavioral challenges and complex health and safety needs. Reply to: PO Box 428, Cumberland, BC, V0R 1S0 or email: vonpapen@shaw.ca RESPITE PLACEMENT sought for special needs female. Appropriate candidate needs to be able to address specific health/safety concerns within their home. Exp. essential. PO Box 428, Cumberland, BC, V0R 1S0 or email: vonpapen@shaw.ca

HELP WANTED

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EDUCATION/TRADE SCHOOLS Become a Psychiatric Nurse - train locally via distance education, local and/or regional clinical placements and some regional classroom delivery. Wages start at $30.79/hr to $40.42/hr. This 23 month program is recognized by the CRPNBC. Gov’t funding may be available. Toll-free 1-87-STENBERG www.stenbergcollege.com

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Creative & Graphic Design Coordinator

The position will coordinate facets of graphic design for the resort including things such as Resort image, brochures, advertising and posters. The successful candidate will have great attention to detail with a strong work ethic to getting results quickly. Along with excellent writing skills this position will need to have creative and graphic design talent. Working knowledge of Adobe programs in a PC based environment is essential. Some prior relevant experience, as well as an understanding of the ski/snowboard industry, is beneficial. This is a full time year round position and it will be necessary to work some weekends and holidays. Valid drivers license is mandatory. Closes January 17, 2012. Only those selected for an interview will be contacted. To apply email your resume with a cover letter and examples of some of your design work to ski@mountwashington.ca

HELP WANTED Driver for an ever growing and busy recycling company The successful candidate will be responsible for driving residential and commercial type garbage/recycling trucks in the Courtenay and Campbell River areas. Preference will be given to drivers with experience in the waste diversion industry. The following criteria must be met: • Part time vacation relief driver • Must have a valid, clean Class 3/air B.C. driver’s license • Must be physically fit and capable of repetitive lifting • Must be friendly and work well with the public • Able to work alone or as part of a team • Must be willing to work long hours and have a flexible schedule Attention: Jay Adams jay.adams@emterra.ca Emterra Environmental 2982 Ulverston Ave. Cumberland, B.C. V0R 1S0 Fax: 250-336-8077 Fax, email or deliver resume in person No phone calls please.

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EDUCATION/TRADE SCHOOLS

EDUCATION/TRADE SCHOOLS

Air Brake Course January 28 & 29

EDUCATION/TRADE SCHOOLS

HELP WANTED

HELP WANTED

WEEKEND COURSE

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

Manager/ Service Writer needed for busy Courtenay Automotive Business. Wages & benefits neg. Email resume managerservicewriter@ gmail.com

DAY CLEANER P/T Mon- Fri. Must have own transportation & criminal record check. Excellent pay. Call 250-339-9732

NEWSPAPER

Firearms Training & C.O.R.E. Non-Restricted & Restricted. COURSE STARTS: Fri Jan. 20, 6-10pm Sat Jan. 21, 8am-noon

• Class 1 & 3

C.O.R.E. continues Jan. 23, 24 & 25 Mon, Tues, Wed. 6pm-10pm at Grantham Hall opposite Tsolum School.

• ICBC Licensed 1st Class Driving School Courtenay 250-897-9875 • Campbell River 250-204-9875 www.instructordarryl.com

CAREER OPPORTUNITIES

CAREER OPPORTUNITIES

SALES OPPORTUNITY! We are looking for a self motivated person that understands customer service and dedication are key to being successful in the automotive industry. We are the newest and most progressive dealership in the valley offering a great pay and benefit package. We care about our community and are looking for the best to carry out our mandate. Apply in confidence to Neil van Ierland at 4901 N Island Hwy, Courtenay Formerly Baxandall Ford Country

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

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

FARM WORKERS FARM LABOURERS- Pruning, picking, planting & weeding of blackberries. Must be able bodied & have transportation. Wage $10.25/hr, 40 hrs/wk. Mon - Sat, March 20 Nov 1. (250)203-1377.

HELP WANTED Alberta earthmoving company requires a Journeyman Heavy Duty Mechanic. You will work in a modern shop and also have mechanics truck for field work. The job is at Edson, Alberta. We require that you have experience on Cat crawlers and or Deere excavators. Call Lloyd at (780)723-5051.

Babysitter needed - 19 month old twins C.P.R. first-aid, references, evenings, weekends, afternoon. 250-338-4887

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FLOOR MAINTENANCE Person required. Must be able to operate equipment & do heavy lifting. Experience in floors, carpets & glass cleaning an asset. Must be responsible, have transportation & criminal record check. 250-616-6639.

Looking for energetic, kind & fun-loving person to provide full-time childcare in our home (Mon to Fri) for two young children (3.5 and 5.5 years old). Oldest child requires before/after school care & to be taken to nearby elementary school. Own vehicle an asset. First Aid & experience/education related to childcare required. Criminal Record Check & Driver’s Abstract required upon hiring. $10/hour. Please forward resume: cmk990@gmail.com.

CAREER OPPORTUNITIES

Want to look forward to coming to work each day? We are searching for a qualified hair designer to join our team. We provide ongoing education, a friendly, fun, professional atmosphere with an exceptional pay scale, medical/dental benefits and many perks. If you are passionate about your career, confident in your abilities and want to excel, we want to hear from you! Please apply with resume in person or via e-mail. #204 1025 Cliffe Ave. Courtenay info@level10eurospa.com www.level10eurospa.com

HELP WANTED

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

Courtenay Kia |

150 mansfield drive 1-877-390-6545 www.courtenaykia.com

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. • Exciting fast paced position • On-going training • Full management support • Full benefit package Bring resumes in person to: ISLAND HONDA 1025 Comox Road ISLAND Courtenay HONDA or email to: sales@islandhonda.ca

We Currently have the Following Vacancies: Supported Child Development Assistant - Fulltime Family Social Worker- 28 hrs/week Clinical Counsellor

All positions are Union positions Please go to our website for complete information www.d69fra.org CAREER SERVICES/ JOB SEARCH

250-338-0725 Relief Drivers with mini van or pick-up with Canopy

Carriers Needed IDEAL SITUATION FOR THE RIGHT HAIR STYLIST Well established salon., bright, open, spacious, ground level parking, downtown Courtenay, has position coming available for chair rental. Applicant must be established, professional and a team player. Apply in person to Anne McDonald SALON BRIDGES 244-A 4th St., Courtenay.

Want to build a clientele real fast?

HELP WANTED

CARRIERS NEEDED IMMEDIATELY

CAREER SERVICES/ JOB SEARCH

COURTENAY RTE#181 Webdon, Carron, Rampion & Tweed Rds RTE# 215 17th St, England Ave & Cumberland Rd COMOX RTE # 547 Queenish Trailer Park Glacier View, Back Rd. Sasseetla RTE # 600 Balsom, Birch, Cedar, Pritchard, Bryant & Victoria Court

CUMBERLAND RTE# 713 Ulverston, Windermere, 4th, 5th & 7th St

ADULTS & SENIORS WELCOME

HELP WANTED

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TRADES, TECHNICAL M I L LW R I G H T / M E C H A N I C REQUIRED – Full time position. Vancouver Island Chip Plant. Welding experience an asset. Union wage, full benefit package. Please contact joanne.stone @dctchambers.com

WORK WANTED School District 71 (Comox Valley) 607 Cumberland Road, Courtenay B.C. V9N 7G5 WE ARE CURRENTLY SEARCHING FOR: A TEMPORARY ABORIGINAL SUPPORT WORKER (SECONDARY) ON CALL LIBRARY CLERKS, AND ON CALL SUPERVISION ASSISTANTS For more details about these job opportunities and how to apply, please visit our website at sd71.bc.ca and click on jobs. Note that only complete application packages received through the makeafuture.ca website no later than 13:00 hrs on the closing date will be considered.

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

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

EDUCATION/TUTORING

Social Worker Sunridge Place, a Residential Complex Care facility in Duncan is recruiting for a part-time Social Worker. If you wish to be part of an enthusiastic team who are making a difference in the lives of seniors, please send your resume to apply@sunridgeplace.ca. Thank you to all applicants for your interest in Sunridge Place, however, only those applicants selected for interview will be contacted.

Tutoring Teacher required to tutor high school math and science. Please send cover letter and resume to admin@sunrise learningcentre.com

250-897-1010 www.sunriselearningcentre.com

FINANCIAL SERVICES

NO COLLECTIONS GREAT WAY TO EXERCISE AND MAKE MONEY AT THE SAME TIME

Comox Valley Record Hours: MONDAY TO FRIDAY 8:30AM-5:00PM 765 MCPHEE AVENUE COURTENAY RESORT MANAGER: Mid Island Resort looking for an On Site Manager immediately. Applicants must have experience & knowledge of general office administration, customer relations, housekeeping, interior & exterior repairs & maintenance. Previous related experience & references are required. Please submit your resume to: File # 27, C/O: PQB News, Box 1180, #4-154 Middleton Ave. , Parksville, BC. V9P 2H2 RV SERVICE TECHNICIAN NEEDED. Do you have electrical, mechanical or plumbing aptitude? Desire to be challenged with a variety of tasks? Sunwest RV has an opening for a Service Technician. This person should be a team player with a good attitude. The technician should be someone who has integrity and makes a positive contribution to the Service Department and fellow co-workers. Please apply to 2683 Moray Ave, Courtenay, Tue to Fri, 8-5pm or call 250 338 5344, between 2-5pm.

TRAFFIC NOTICE FORD’S COVE HILL HORNBY ISLAND Please expect delays up to 50 minutes, for full lane closures. Monday January 16th, 2012 to Friday January 20th, 2012. Approximately from 8:20am & 6pm. Sorry for the inconvenience. For any questions please contact: BARRY DALES Road Superintendent Emcon Services Inc 250-336-8897.

MEDICAL/DENTAL MODERN BUSY DENTAL OFFICE Requires Experienced CDA full-time. We also require a Dental Receptionist, fulltime, knowledge of Exan preferred. Both positions are 4 days per week. Reply to Drawer #4473, Comox Valley Record, 765 McFee Ave, Courtenay, V9N 2Z7 PART-TIME RN needed for medical office. Prerequisite is person should be experienced in taking blood samples or giving intravenous medication. Please forward CV and contact info to:

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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Career Advisor, full-time The Job Shop is an Employment Assistance Service in Courtenay, BC. We provide employment counseling, workshops, a resource centre, and a computer lab for our clients. We are currently seeking a Career Advisor, full-time. For details on duties, qualifications click and how to apply: www.thejobshop.ca and click on “Employment Opportunities.” or part part th through rough Fund ed in w hole or a–British Colum Colum bia bia the Canad a–British elopm en entt Labour Mark et Dev elopm

SENIOR ACCOUNTANTS We require two senior accountants to act as controllers for a group of companies. One group is in the forest industry processing wood, the other group is in land development and farming. Both positions require mature, knowledgeable people who can work with minimal supervision. Please submit resume to Drawer #4471, c/o Comox Valley Record 765 McPhee Ave Courtenay BC V9N 2Z7

SALES

ENERGETIC TOP to Bottom House cleaners. Sue 250-3368706, Maria 250-202-4661

COMPUTER SERVICES Computer not behaving? Fast, friendly service in your home.Call Ellen 250-702-7195 REAL ESTATE CAREER INFORMATION SEMINAR. Ever wondered about being a realtor?? Come on down to 350 - 17th Street Courtenay, B.C. Behind PetroCan Thursday Feb. 23rd, 2012 7:00-8:30pm Limited space RSVP 250-898-8790

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

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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.

COURTENAY: EXCELLENT 2 bdrm, 5 appl’s, mirrored doors, new carpets/paint or laminate $890. 1 as new with 3 appl’s $835. NS/NP, Ref’s. 250-334-9443, 250-792-0174.

ANDREW’S CONSTRUCTION Services. Home repairs, renovations, windows, doors, decks, fences, residential, commercial, WBC insured. Please call 250-897-2073.

LANDSCAPING A.C.L. YARD WORKS. Offering Landscaping, Yard CleanUp, Lawn Mowing, Hedge Trimming, Gutters, Decks and Paving Stones, Retaining Walls and any odd jobs. Call Pat 250-218-4597.

Apartments•Condos•Suites 205-130 Back Road 2 Bed 1 Bath N/S N/P 5 appliances, $775 Mth Avail. Feb. 1st

PETS

101-4685 Alderwood Pl. 3 bed, 2 bath, 5 appls., N/S $975/mth Avail. Feb. 1st

PETS 5 YR OLD spayed female Papillon dog. Must have dental work done, beautiful, clean, 5lb pet. 250-337-5958

307-175 Centennial Dr 2 Bed 1 Bath 2 Appliances N/S N/P $675/Mth Avail. Immediately

FREE CATS -3 young adults can be separated, very affectionate, clean, pretty 337-5958

115-2300 Mansfield 1 Bed 2 Bath 4 Appliances N/S N/P $875/Mth Avail. Feb. 1st

SHIHTZU/MALTESE X 3-F, 2-M. Beautiful Disposition. Reserve Now! 250-334-4532

MERCHANDISE FOR SALE APPLIANCES KENMORE 30inch, near new, self cleaning, glass top white range for sale, excellent condition. A must see! $375.00 obo 250-334-2810

PORT Hardy - 7077 Highland Dr. $695/month includes cable and internet. Beautiful 2 bedroom condo, fully renovated. New laminate floor in LR, DR, and Kit. New carpet in BR’s, ceramic in bath. Full size fridge, stove, DW and in-suite laundry. Plenty of storage and parking. Ref req. Info and photos, toll free 1.877.470.1700.

COMMERCIAL/INDUSTRIAL 3200 SQ FT Warehouse space. Lg. roll up door. Drive right in, high ceiling, lights & heat. Very secure, boats, R.V ? Small business zoned light industrial. May rent portions of. Call 250-334-6311 OFFICE SPACE to share with a healthcare professional in highly visible Naturopathic Clinic. Call Erika 250-3340655. www.braidwoodnaturopathic.com

MOUNTAIN VIEW Manor, 125 Centennial Dr, Courtenay. 1 & 2 bdrms, secure entrance, ELEVATOR. 250-334-2800.

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AUCTIONS AUCTION TONIGHT. Lots of solid wood furniture, antique trunks, Royal Albert, Fishing gear, boys BMX, gold, silver. Auction House Vancouver Island, 239 Puntledge Road www.AuctionHouseVi.com 250 871 7355

FUEL/FIREWOOD FIREWOOD PERMITS on T.W. Land. Phone 250-6504060. SEASONED FIREWOOD Vancouver Island’s largest firewood producer offers firewood legally obtained during forest restoration, large cords. Help restore your forest, Burndrywood.com 1-877-902-WOOD.

GARAGE SALES COMOX: 1411 Quarry Plc., Sat., Jan. 14th, 8am-12pm. Moving sale, lots of goods. Rain or shine! MOVING SALE Saturday January 14, 2011 9am- garage will open We are moving out of country so everything is being sold. Camping gear, tools, gardening equipment, Christmas decorations, clothing, coats, shelving...you name it...we’re selling it. What doesn’t sell on the 14th will be sold on Saturday January 21st. 514 Spitfire Drive, Comox

MISCELLANEOUS FOR SALE

WE BUY HOUSES Damaged House? Pretty House? Moving? Divorcing? Estate Sale? We will Buy your House Quick Cash & Private. Mortgage Too High and House won’t sell? Can’t make payments? We will Lease Your House, Make your Payments and Buy it Later!

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

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

TOWNHOUSES ONE LEVEL 1826 SQ. FT. Show’s New. Flexible possession. $349,000 250-757-8429

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HUGE RACING Car, German wall unit, German oak table & bench. 1994 Ford Taurus, excellent condition. Adult 3 wheel trike $400obo 339-6473

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

REAL ESTATE APARTMENT/CONDOS LARGE 2 Bedroom apt for rent in Cumberland. $800/mth. Leave a message at 334-6857

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APARTMENTS / CONDOS TIDES

Beautiful riverfront condo features 2bdrms, 2 bath, 6 appl, electric fireplace, patio, & secured underground parking; moments to Starbucks & shopping and numerous other doorstep amenities; $1000./month; immediate possession.

SOUTHVIEW MANOR

2 bdrm main level unit located in secured entrance building; close to all amenities; nicely maintained suite; laundry facilities located on each floor of building; n/s; n/p; $750/month; avail Jan 1.

DRIFTWOOD CONDOS

1 & 2 bdrm condos in conveniently located complex offer ground or upper level entry, 2 appl & on site coin-op laundry; located within walking distance to all amenities; N/S; immediate possession; rents from $625/month

LAKE TRAIL APARTMENTS

Spacious 2 bdrm corner suites, located in secured entrance building, have recent/new renovations & include updated decks & windows, 2 appl, & on site coin-op laundry; located near schools & on bus routes; N/S; N/P; rents from $700/month; includes FREE heat and hot water; immediate possession

SUITES KENDAL AVENUE SUITES

Beautiful suites in new Cumberland subdivision feature 1 bdrm, 1 bath, 4 appl, beautiful kitchen cabinetry & other amazing finishings; like new; ideal for single person or couple; $650/month; immediate and Feb 1 possession

MILL STREET SUITE

Over-garage suite = privacy! 1 bdrm, 1 bath, 4 appl., w/ small yard area & separate parking; ideal for single person; $700/ month, utilities included; immediate possession

DUPLEXES 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; immediate possession.

HOMES

KYE BAY EXECUTIVE HOME

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

HYDRAULIC MOTORCYCLE jack. For auction tonight. www.AuctionHouseVi.com 250 871 7355. LARGE SUPPLY of Gift Baskets avail for housewarming gifts, new arrivals, birthday gifts, valentines day, etc. For auction tonight, Auction House Vi, Courtenay. 250-871-7355 .

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URQUHART PLACE HOME

576 England Avenue Courtenay, B.C. 250-338-6900 APARTMENT/CONDOS 2 BDRM, 2 bath, island kitchen, 6 appls. interior storage, newer building, secured parking, N/P, N/S. 2 BDRM. renovated unit at Maplewood Manor. Paint, laminate flooring, lighting, plumbing, all upgraded. In suite storage - Adult building - N/P, N/S - $725.00 1 BDRM clean, renovated open concept unit - on Cousins Rd - $600 GREAT LANDLORD seeks great tenant. Spotless 1 bdrm, reno’d, storage. Quiet, secure. Lndry. Central. 250-335-1599.

Fully renovated 3 bdrm, 2 bath home w/beautiful solarium features, 5 appl., garage, & tiered backyard for the gardening enthusiast; walking distance to schools and Puntledge Park; avail. Dec 15; $1100/month

5TH STREET E. RANCHER

Situated in fantastic neighbourhood near shopping, College, Aquatic Centre, & Crown Isle Golf, this 2 bdrm, 1 bath rancher features 4 appl, oak cabinets, vaulted ceilings, skylights, carport, fully fenced yard & 10 X 16 shop; security system is installed & can be hooked up; small pet may be considered w/ deposit; avail Feb 1; $1100/month

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BLUE JAY APARTMENTS

1970 Fitzgerald Ave, Courtenay

450-19th Street, Courtenay

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

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

250-334-3078

Call Pat at 250-703-6965

RYAN COURT 1450 Tunner Drive, Courtenay Close to North Island College includes washer and dryer in suite. Clean and modern 1 Bedroom. Cat okay. Lease required.

Call 250-338-7449 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.

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

ANDERTON ARMS 426 Anderton Ave, Courtenay Cozy 1 Bdrm in a great location! Overlooks Puntledge River and Lewis Park. Short walk to downtown and shopping. Includes basic cable. 2 references required.

Call 250-334-9667

For viewing please call Donna 250-334-9667

ARRAN HOUSE APARTMENTS 1015 Cumberland Rd, Courtenay TWO BEDROOM SUITE available in wellmanaged building. Excellent location close to downtown, ideal for seniors with bus stop out front. Well maintained units offer in-suite storage room. House cat accepted with pet deposit.

Contact On-Site Managers for viewing. 250-334-9717

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

Call Sharon 250-338-7449

CONDOS

PACIFIC COURT

VANRIDGE MANOR

1520/1540 Piercy Ave., Courtenay

123 Back Road, Courtenay

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

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

Features 5 appliances, wall-to-wall carpet, blinds, gas fireplaces - gas included in rent. Low hydro. Children welcome. Quiet, wellmaintained 2 bedroom condos. Ideal location, walking distance to Superstore and North Island College. No pets.

To View, Call 250-334-4483

Call 250-703-2570

BEECHER MANOR 1045 Cumberland Road, Courtenay BRIGHT AND SPACIOUS 1 & 2 bedroom condos available close to downtown - 2 bedroom units feature 1.5 baths. This quiet, well maintained building suits mature adults. Bus stop is conveniently located out front. Small dogs accepted with pet deposit.

Call 250-334-9717 to view TOWNHOUSES

TORRY PINES 1560-13th Street, Courtenay ATTRACTIVE 2 bedroom townhouses have been completely renovated - enjoy new appliances, flooring and bathroom fittings in these spacious units. Friendly and quiet atmosphere make it ideal for family or working couple. Large, private patio area allows great access for your pet. Small dogs accepted with pet deposit.

Call 250-334-9717

Enjoy 9 foot ceilings, natural gas fireplace, beautiful finishings, & deck areas; Features 3 bdrms, 2 baths, 5 appl, laminate & carpet flooring mix, beautiful kitchen cabinetry & pantry. $1300/month; avail Feb 1

TOWNHOMES PINE PLACE

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

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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

GREENBRIER 750 Eighth Street TWO BEDROOM suite. Very bright and spacious unique floor plan. 1,100 sq. ft. Recently redecorated. Large, private deck. Full sized appliances with dishwasher and in suite washer/dryer. Two full baths. Very quiet mature adult neighbours. Three blocks from downtown. Security entry. A very attractive suite. Call David @ 250-338-0267 or John @ 250703-2264.

OAKCREST 1155 Stewart Ave. TWO BEDROOM CORNER suite. Very bright spacious and nicely renovated. Excellent location in central Courtenay. Security entry. Private storage room. Full sized appliances. Quiet, mature adult neighbours. Well managed and maintained. No pets. Call John @ 250-703-2264.

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.

PARK WEST APTS 55 Bay Street Stes avail. - some immed. 1 Bdrms from $875; 2 bdrms from $1125. Close to Victoria downtown, Save-On, Starbucks & transportation. Please Call Wendy 250-590-7505 Email: pw@ramco.ca WETHERBY APTS FOR SENIORS ONLY 55+ Spacious stes Avail. - some immed. Bach $750; 1 bdrm $890; 2 bdrms $1075 & up. Close to buses, Hillside Mall, doctors, dentists all within walking distance. Seniors lifestyle of convenience & comfort. On site laundry, social room. Staff available. Please call Bonny 250-598-1650 Email: weth@ramco.ca SEAGATE APTS 707 Esquimalt Road Stes avail. - some immed. 1 bdrm $875 & up; 2 bdrms $1010 & up. Indoor pool, exercise rm and many other fitness amenities. Full view of Strait of Juan de Fuca. Please call Sylvia 250-383-1731 Email: sea@ramco.ca

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www.pennylane.bc.ca SPECIOUS FAMILY HOME 5 bdrm, 1 1/2 bath, 5 appls, mostly fenced yrd, RV pkg, N/S, cat or small dog neg. Avail. Feb. 1 - $1200/mth NEWER CTNY HOME 3 bdrm, 2 bath, 6 appls, gas F/P, garage, N/S, No pets. Avail. Feb. 1 - $1,200/mth 3-BDRM HOUSE, 5 appls., fresh paint, central location, references required. 890-0599 BLACK CREEK- 4 bdrms, wood stove, W/D, F/S. No pets! $900 + utils. Avail now. Call (250)337-8005. COURTENAY: 2 bdrm mobile home, clean, NP/NS. Refs req. $700. (250)339-7566. MAGNIFICENT WATERFRONT Royston 3 bdrms, 2.5 bath, 5- appls, electric/wood burning. Avail. now $1300 2 refs. req. N/S, N/P 338-7138 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.

7-1720 13th Street 2 bdrms, 1 bath, 2 appls. N/S, N/P $725/mth Available Immed.

TWO BEDROOM nicely renovated suite. Very spacious - large end unit with extra windows. Quiet, mature adult building in central Courtenay. Very large bedrooms. Well maintained and well managed building. Security entry, Call John @ 250-703-2264 or David @ 250-338-0267.

ONE BEDROOM nicely renovated, spacious suite. Quiet, mature adult neighbours. Excellent location in heart of Comox - walking distance to everything. Rent includes heat and hot water. Security entry and elevator. Call Greg @ 250-339-1222.

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Houses & Suites

CAPRI 1081 Stewart Ave.

GLENSHEE 1800 Comox Ave.

910 Fitzgerald Avenue Corner Fitzgerald & Eighth

GORGE VIEW APT 258 Gorge Road East Stes avail. - Some Immed. 1 Bdrm $860; 2 Bdrms $1120; 2 Bdrm & den $1125. Amenities incl’s indoor pool, fitness facilities, above grnd and parkade pkg, on site laundry. Onsite staff avail. Please call Sue or Elena 250-380-6566 Email: gvapts@shaw.ca

8-1720 13th Street 2 bdrms, 1 bath, 5 appls.,N/S, Pets upon appr. $800/mth Available Immed.

250-897-1611 Licensed Professionals www.pennylane.bc.ca TRUMPETER’S LANDING modern newer condos bordering the airpark. Avail. units include 2 bdrm, 2 bath, 6 appls, custom finishing, balconies/patios, underground pkg, storage units, some with wonderful ocean views. N/S, No pets. Avail. Immed. Rents from $1,100/mth. WALK TO DOWN TOWN CTNY new, modern 2 bdrm, 1 bath townhouse, 5 appls, elect. F/P, res. pkg. N/S, No pets. Avail. Immed $935 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. - $700/mth. $250 moving allowance. Res mgr. 334-8602 CLOSE TO COLLEGE 3 bdrm, 2 bath townhouse, 5 appls, gas F/P, balcony, N/S, No pets. Avail. Immed. $850/mth SPACIOUS COURTENAY DUPLEX, 4 bdrms, 2 1/2 bath, 5 appls, Gas F/P, garage, fenced yard, 1,740 sq ft, two years old, N/S, No pets, Avail Jan 1/12 $1,200/mth SPACIOUS FAMILY HOME 5 bdrm, 1 1/2 bath, 5 appls, mostly fenced yrd, RV pkg, N/S, cat or small dog neg. Avail Feb. 1- $1200/mth NEWER WEST CTNY TOWNHOUSE 3 bdrm, 1 1/2 bath, 5 appls, gas F/P, garage, N/S, No pets. Avail. Feb. 1 - $950/mth

DUPLEXES/4PLEXES COMOX 3 BDRM Duplex, includes F/S, D/W, lawn maintenance. Avail Jan. 15. N/S, pet upon approval. $865/mo. Call 250-339-9805, 9am-6pm.

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2705B Urquhart Ave 1 bdrm, 1 bath, fenced yard, 4 appls., N/S, N/P $700/mth incl utilities Available Immed. 14-1335 13th Street 2 bed, 1 bath, N/S, N/P 4 appls. $750/mth Avail Jan 1st 14-1335 13th Street 2 Bed 1Bath N/S N/P 4 appliances, $750/Mth Available Immed.

Prime office space available 1,500 to 3,900 sq. ft. available now. Excellent downtown location near Court House. On a highly visible site. Modern, well maintained professional building. Security elevator. Air conditioned. Ample parking. Many tenant improvements in place. One of the finest office buildings in the Comox Valley. For details phone 339-1222 or 339-0490

ABBEYFIELD HOUSE offers affordable, supportive seniors accommodation in a home-like setting. All meals provided. Call 250-338-6311 for tour.

SHARED ACCOMMODATION COMOX- FURNISHED Room. On bus line. Priv bath & entrance. Suitable for student. $375. 250-339-7782.

SUITES, LOWER COMOX. 1-BDRM bsmnt. All utils incld. Priv. entr., shared laundry. N/S. Ref’s req’d. Avail now. $700./mo. (250)339-4841 COMOX- BRIGHT, 2 bdrms, 6 appls, F/P, patio, 2 entrances. N/S. $850. (250)890-9015.

TRANSPORTATION AUTO FINANCING

625 22nd Street 4 Bed 1.5 Bath 5 appls. N/S N/P $1050/Mth Avail Immed

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BIGFOOT COLUMBIA River Camper. For a long box 101/2 ft. camper. Mint Condition. Used only 4 times. $12,500 firm. Call 250-334-1611

SCRAP CAR REMOVAL SCRAP BATTERIES Wanted! We BUY Scrap Batteries from Cars, Trucks etc. $4.00/ea. & up! Free pick-up Island Wide. Min. 10 (1)604.866.9004 Ask for Brad

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1510 Dingwall Rd 4 bdrms, 2 baths, 5 appls. N/S, N/P $1300/mth Available Immed.

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7749 Tozer Rd 2+2 Bed, 2 Bath N/S, 6 appls. $1300/mth Available Feb. 1

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SCRAP BATTERIES Wanted We buy scrap batteries from cars, trucks & heavy equip. $4.00 & up each. Free pick-up anywhere in BC, Minimum 10. Toll Free 1.877.334.2288.

1182 Yates 3 bdrm, 2.5 bath, 5 appls., N/S, N/P, ocean view, double garage $1500/mth Available Immed.

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22-2160 Hawk Dr 3 bed, 2 Bath, 5 Appls, N/S N/P, $1050/mth Available Jan 15th

1130B 2nd St 2 beds, 1 bath, 4 appls., N/S, Pets upon approval $775/mth Available Immed.

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1989 PATHFINDER, 1 owner, sunroof, Thule ski rack, immaculate $2200 obo 250-3340034

TRUCKS & VANS 1999 EURO Van, shows new. Dealer serviced since new Best Offer. 250-757-8429 2005 DODGE GRAND CARAVAN SXT. $10,895. Stow N Go seats, 3.8L V6 OHV engine. This is my wife’s car and has excellent care and attention. Most options, TRAILER TOW Prep Group (never hauled anything), Front Set Console, Driver’s Seat 8 Way Power, CD Player, Exterior Colour Linen Gold Metallic. Seasonal tire sets. Parksville location. 250-248-4721

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THREE BR East Courtenay house for rent, upper level 1500 sq ft with covered deck + view, $1250, call Robert at 250-897-1904 VERY SPACIOUS, great location, private patio yard, huge master bdrm with ensuite. No pets, short term ok. 339-1240

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Comox Valley Worship Directory Church of Our Lord Sunday Services 9:30 am at Berwick, 1700 Comox Ave. Comox, BC

All Welcome www.coolcomox.ca www.namsnetwork.com

BAHÁ’Í FAITH Devotional gathering – with the theme “Joy,” January 16 at 7:15 p.m. All are welcome. ~~~

“With the joyful tidings of light I hail thee: rejoice!” Bahá’u’lláh www.bahaisofcomox.org 250.702.3041gh250.702.0574 www.bci.org/courtenaybahais

UNITY COMOX VALLEY

Comox Valley Unitarian Fellowship Services 1st & 3rd Sundays at 4pm

Sundays 10:30 at the Lion’s Den Nordin St., Comox January 15th

Young People’s Program, Weddings, Memorials, Spiritual Exploration

Rev. Gail Muzio

Nourish Your Spirit. Heal the World.

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250 Beach Drive, Comox (at Comox United Church)

THE UNITED CHURCH OF CANADA Conte Contemporary Service 9:15 am Tra Traditional Service 11am

COMOX UNITED

Meeting Each Week: Stan Hagen Theatre, N.I. College 2300 Ryan Road

250 BEACH AVENUE

Sunday Service, Church School & Youth Group 10 am Saturday Services Sept - May 5pm

Rev. Maggie Enwright 250-339-3966

Full Wheelchair Access

Hearing Assistance

Pastor Dave Koleba Associate Pastor Jake Hron

Lil 250-338-7727 (office)

St. George’s

LUTHERAN

Courtenay

“The church with a heart in the heart of the city” Sunday Services: 10:30 am Minister: The Rev. Dr. Wally Fry Nursery-Gr.6 Sunday School sgucc.com stgeorgeuc@shaw.ca 250-334-4961

“Sounding forth the Supremacy of Christ in all things”

Sunday Worship & Children’s Program

1st Street & Penrith

Pastors Darryl & Kim Burry 1580 Fitzgerald Ave. Courtenay 250-338-8221 www.cvsalarmy.ca church@cvsalarmy.ca

Friends

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

GRACE BAPTIST CHURCH

COMOX VALLEY PRESBYTERIAN

(ELCIC)

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

Sunday Worship

10 AM

467 - 4th Street (just east of Fitzgerald)

725 Aspen Rd., Comox

Service 10:30am Guest Speaker:

Rev. Dave Stewart Focus: Living in the Real World Tel/Fax 250-339-2882 Full Wheelchair e-mail:cvpc@shaw.ca Access comoxvalleypresbyterian.ca

Sunday Morning Service - 10:00 a.m. Adult Bible Study - 11:30 a.m. Children’s Sunday School - 11:30 a.m. Evening Service - 6:30 p.m.

Wednesday Prayer and Bible Study - 7:00 p.m. Rev. Paul Johnson, Pastor

250-338-8454

Hearing Assistance

LIVING A VISION FOR CHRIST AND COMMUNITY

www.gbccv.org • info@gbccv.org

Comox Community Baptist Church Canadian Baptists of Western Canada

Followed by a Potluck Lunch Choir Practice Wed. 7:15 pm Eve Mark, Choir Director 250-338-4785

Everyone Welcome.

Come and hear the spirit lead word of the Lord and experience the love of Jesus.

1250 Anderton Road, Comox

Jesus loves you!

250-400-7800

Pastor Rev. Bill Hall

2946 Kilpatrick Ave. Church Phone: 250-338-1312 ‘Jesus is Lord’ Sunday Services 11 am & 7 pm

250-339-0224

RIVER HEIGHTS CHURCH

CHRIST THE KING CATHOLIC CHURCH

Sunday Celebration 10:30 am

1599 Tunner Drive, COURTENAY • 250-334-4716

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

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

2201 Robert Lang Drive (Old Fish and Game Building)

~ A Place to Discover Your Life Purpose ~

Faith Family

SUNDAY SERVICE 10:30 A.M.

at 11 am

Rev. Julianne Kasmer, Minister

Hosts of “Comox Valley School of Supernatural Ministry” (Bethel Church DVD Series) First time registrants - Semester 1 begins Jan 22nd, 2012, (pre-registration is required by Jan 8th, 2012. FMI contact Drew or Laurie Thomson 250-337-8011

@ 10:30 am

Congregational Christian Churches of Canada

Independent - Fundamental

SHEPHERD OF THE VALLEY LUTHERAN CHURCH

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

CUMBERLAND UNITED CHURCH

Join us this Sunday

PRESBYTERIAN

Pastor A. Ronald Sedo 250-339-3933

RESONATE BAPTIST CHURCH

www.resonatechurch.ca

www.centralefc.com

www.comoxunitedchurch.com

6th & Fitzgerald Ave.

Bay Community Church

Community Church

WELCOMES YOU TO SERVICES AT:

250-890-9262

10:00AM at Cape Lazo Middle School Everyone Welcome

Comox Valley

Full Wheelchair Access

COURTENAY FELLOWSHIP BAPTIST CHURCH

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

PASTORS: Peter Rabey & Randy Dyck 2963 Lake Trail Road, Courtenay (across from Arden Elementary) 250-334-3432 www.courtenaybaptist.com

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

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ANGLICAN CHURCH OF CANADA Comox Valley Parishes Welcome You!

St. Peter Jim Lyster, Rector 218 Church St., Comox • 250-339-2925 SATURDAY 5:40 Express Contemporary Worship SUNDAY 8am & 10am Worship www.stpeterscomox.ca

St. John the Divine The Rev. Rodney Ives, Priest in charge 579 - 5th Street, Courtenay

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

CHURCH SCHOOL 10AM

Wednesday Holy Eucharist 10 am

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Saturday, Jan. 7 Happyâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Midget Tier 1 Chiefs vs. Swift Current loss 4-3 Rideout Construction Midget Tier 2 Chiefs vs. Juan de Fuca win 5-1 Lube-X Fast Oil Change Bantam Tier 1 Chiefs vs. Cowichan loss 6-4 Comox Centre Mall Bantam Tier 2 Chiefs vs. Cowichan win 4-2 Courtenay Mazda Peewee Tier 1 vs. Nanaimo loss 7-3 Branch #17 Legion Peewee Tier 2 Chiefs vs Oceanside loss 8-4 Brian Rice Toyota Atom A Chiefs vs. Juan de Fuca loss 10-1 Swift Datoo Atom B Chiefs vs. Tri Port loss 7 - 3 This Weekendâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Games Saturday, Jan. 14 Sports Centre #1 Courtenay Legion Branch #17 Peewee Tier 1 Chiefs vs. Juan de Fuca 2:30-4:30 p.m. Rideout Construction Tier 2 Chiefs vs. Peninsula 4:45-6:45 p.m. Glacier Gardens Brian Rice Toyota Atom A vs. Victoria Racquet Club 1:15-2:45 p.m. Sunday, Jan. 15 Sports Centre #1 Lube-X Fast Oil Change Bantam Tier 1 Chiefs vs. Powell River 10:45 a.m.-12:45 p.m. Comox Centre Mall Bantam Tier 2 Chiefs vs. Kerry Park 1-3 p.m. Happyâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Midget Tier 1 Chiefs vs. Juan de Fuca 3:15-5:15 p.m. Glaciers Gardens Brian Rice Toyota Atom A Chiefs vs. Peninsula 3-5 p.m.

10-PIN BOWLING CRYSTAL LANES 50+ Senior Standings as of Jan. 5 Team Q T Class Act 50 175 Chargers 40 178 Limeys 40 167 Hopefuls 34 184 Happy Wanderers 28 170 Strikers 25 139 Flyers 19 146 Spare Shooters 18 158 King Pins 17 153.5 Quinsam Auto 14 144.5 Team: High game scr Hopefuls 686 High game hdcp Class Act 876 High series scr Spare Shooters 1912 High series hdcp Class Act 2529

Menâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s: High game scr Geoff Bryant 214 High game hdcp Ed Andrews 242 High series scr Geoff Bryant 566 High series hdcp Herb Baines 670 Ladies: High game scr Claire Brown 200 High game hdcp Doris Allen 256 High series scr Claire Brown 534 High series hdcp Maureen Lever 689 High average: Menâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Hogie McCrae 176, Ladies Helena Courville 154 Wednesday Night Ladies Standings as of Jan. 4 Team LW YTD Browns Bay 35.5 415.0 Az-Tec Cougars 33.0 416.0 Lucky Strikes 32.0 439.5 Luv Handles** 28.5 450.0 Az-Tec 23.0 409.0 Gutter Girls* 19.0 475.5

COMOX VALLEY RECORD â&#x20AC;˘ Friday, January 13, 2012 Aspareiguess 18.0 368.5 Team 9 15.0 414.0 Eagles Angels 12.0 284.5 *First quarter winners, ** second quarter winners Team scores High Scratch Game Lucky Strikes 660 High Handicap Game The Gutters Girls 900 High Scratch Series Lucky Strikes 1832 High Handicap Series Browns Bay 2511 Individual scores High Scratch Game Lennai Chickite 203 High Handicap Game Donna Harris 251 High Scratch Series Lennai Chickite 544 High Handicap Series Susan Hadden 665

SOCCER MID-ISLAND WOMEN Second Half Standings as of Jan. 8 Team W L D CVUS Revolution 1 0 0 Kickers 1 0 0 Nanaimo 1 0 0 Oceanside 1 0 0

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Jan. 8 Kickers 1 Port Alberni 0 (forfeit). Nanaimo 5 (Nicole Brien 2, Angelga Losch, Laura Laidlaw, Deanna Whiteside; s/o Daisy Robertson) Marine Harvest Bandits 0. Oceanside 5 (Natasha Collins, Rebecca Collins, Taylor Mang, Heather Morrison, Angelina Gastaldello; s/o Pam Richer) Wheatys 0. C.R. United vs. Shooters (cancelled due to field closure). CVUSC Revolution 4 (Leanne Dezike, Kylee Cordecedo, Savannah Beirnes 2) Mainstream Outlaws 3 (Samantha Kawano 3). Jan. 15 C.R. United vs. Nanaimo 2 p.m. Willow Point, Bandits vs. Masters 12 p.m. Willow Point, Port Alberni vs. Outlaws 12 p.m. Port Alberni, Oceanside vs. Shooters 12 p.m. QBCC West, Wheatys vs. Kickers 12 p.m. Elaine Hamilton.

Standings as of Jan. 4 Team RW GW Chalk-a-Holics 57 166 The Cuefellas 55 147 Sunnydale Sliders 54 141 Sharpshooters 50 163 Choc-o-Lot 47 140 Sociables 46 140 Are We High? 46 138 Classics 41 123 Bridge Patrol 38 131 Odds R 29 96 Chalk â&#x20AC;&#x2DC;nâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; Awe 24 99 3 Sticks & A Rack 23 98 Cue Tease 23 84 La Masse 22 108 Player of Year Standings Player Team Pts Shelvey Sharpshooters 93.2 Stewart Chalk-a-Holics 90.0 Horton Choc-o-Lot 88.5 Grenier Bridge Patrol 87.5 Ferguson Sharpshooters 83.4 Bull Are We High? 80.7 Ward Sunnydale 75.7 Robinson Sunnydale 72.1

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