HAVE YOUR SAY: Forget roundabout — lower speed limit

Hello, Larry Jangula and council. Regarding Lerwick and Ryan, it's an easy fix — lower the speed limit.

Hello, Larry Jangula and council. Regarding Lerwick and Ryan, it’s an easy fix — lower the speed limit. You have from Costco to halfway to the base at 80 km/h — that’s highway speed. Change it to 60 km/h like Veterans Memorial Parkway and the accidents will be reduced at a much-cheaper cost to taxpayers. There is no reason for it to be that fast.

The Comox Valley Scotiabank MS Walk, which took place on Sunday, April 14, raised a grand total of $36,828. Our top fundraiser is Andrea Martin who raised $14,448. Thank you so much to all of our fundraisers and to the community and our sponsors for being so generous! All funds raised at the Comox Valley Scotiabank MS Walk stay with the Multiple Sclerosis Society of Canada – North Vancouver Island Chapter to provide local programs and services to people affected by MS in North Vancouver Island communities. Our chapter also makes a significant annual contribution to MS research. In 2012, the North Vancouver Island Chapter donated $10,872 to MS research to find a cure for MS.

On May 1, I made a trip on the ferry from Little River to Powell River and back. So did 337 high school track and field students. These high school students were unfailingly polite and considerate of myself and everyone else on the ferry — as well as each other. These students, their parents and teachers should be very proud of these fine young ambassadors for our community.

A huge thank you to everyone in the valley who donated books to Courtenay Elementary School’s first book fair. We had a massive selection of high quality books. Thanks for helping every student have a book and supporting our fund-raising efforts. I was very pleased and touched that so many schools and strangers helped our poor school get books into kids’ hands.

I want to thank the tall, beautiful blonde marketing angel (forgot her name) who saved my morning when she instantly dropped everything she was busy doing at the front desk to help me on Saturday. I was at Casa Loma to deliver a ‘load’ of flower arrangements to some of the residents of the seniors complex when I nearly dropped a big box full of them in the Casa entryway (Mother’s Day rush – I don’t have to explain how bad that would have been). She became the angel to me when she saved four arrangements from becoming something unrecognizable. It didn’t stop there, though! She offered to deliver all of the arrangements to each of the recipients for me so that I could get the balance of the deliveries in the van done. When I came back to Casa Loma because I couldn’t get into the other building, she called down to the desk in that building and was unable to get a hold of someone to help me. She literally ran down to the building and assisted me there as well. This woman didn’t miss a beat as she helped me, answered seniors’ questions and directed confused delivery trucks. I have rarely received such kind, smiling assistance or care from anyone let alone from someone who just glowed with such beauty (inside and out). In a few years when I need a little TLC in my senior age, I will dream that the staff will be as happy to help me like she did. I hope she has some wonderful people do the same for her one day. A gem!

We, the Elders of the Wachiay Friendship Centre, would like to send our hugs and say we are very proud of our Elders worker Naomi and her son Christan and two friends Teresa and daughter for running in the Vancouver Sun Run. You guys rock.

A big pile of dog poo to the people on Merville Road who let their big hound dogs run loose on the road. This is a busy road, and these dogs are an accident waiting to happen. I’ve had to slam on my brakes several times to avoid hitting them and seen others ahead of me have to do the same as they wander across the road. I hope you’ve got lots and lots of money for vet bills, not to mention for law suits when they cause accidents and people are injured or killed. It is illegal for dogs to run loose. Take responsibility for your poor dogs!

Five huge bouquets to Jim Revenberg and the staff at the Courtenay Nissan dealership. A short time ago, my son and daughter-in-law came from Vancouver to visit for the weekend. While here, they bought a used vehicle from Nissan. On the Sunday they headed for the Nanaimo ferry. When it was time to load, the car wouldn’t start. They called Jim at the same time I went down to pick them up. Jim said, “Meet me at the dealership when you get back.” Jim sent them home in a 2013 Altima and did the following. They went to Nanaimo and picked up the car, brought it back to Courtenay, filed it and then took it to Vancouver and traded vehicles with them. It is this kind of service and integrity that is refreshing and appreciated in this day and age. I know where I will purchase my next vehicle. Thanks to Jim and the gang.

I send out my deepest gratitude to Dr. Joan, Chris and everyone at Shamrock Vet Clinic. Your gentle caring for Kaylah and myself is amazing. You have gone out of your way, over and over to assist us. Thank you for your kind generosity and tender compassion.

 

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