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Denied the right to vote! My wife went to vote on the referendum concerning the garbage recycling.

Denied the right to vote! My wife went to vote on the referendum concerning the garbage recycling. While there, she inquired about my ability to vote, as the dates for voting were set on days that I am away working. She was told “too bad” — your husband has no way of voting if he is not in the Comox Valley on the dates specified by regional district. She enquired about a proxy vote or an absentee vote but there were no provisions for individuals who would like to vote but will be away working outside of the Valley. I wonder how many other taxpayers will not be allowed to vote? By the way, my wife voted NO.

I have to disagree with the comment in the Nov. 7 issue regarding the outdoor exercise equipment on Anderton Road. My husband and I moved to Courtenay at the beginning of June this year and discovered the Fit Park shortly after arriving. Having never seen anything like this before, we tried the equipment and were delighted to find we enjoyed working out in the sunshine and have since used the equipment at least every other day. We have seen several other people using the equipment and everyone we have spoken to about it thinks it’s a great facility. While we may not use it so frequently during the rainy season, we are already looking forward to using it on a regular basis next year. I am not sure why the reader (who apparently lives in the area) makes a connection between the Courtenay Fit Park and a children`s water park in Comox but would hate to see this facility go and am sure as time goes by and more people become aware of it and the pleasure of working out in the sunshine, many more people will take advantage of it.

Sincere thanks to Dunn Right Towing, from the soaking wet soccer mom and her son and his best buddy that locked her keys in her truck at soccer practice! It was Wednesday around 6 p.m. and it was already dark and raining heavily! We walked back to the truck and realized the keys had been locked inside. The two boys had already been practising in the rain for an hour and were wet and cold. We called Dunn Right towing and they did not make us wait at all, even though it was probably dinner time! They said they would there as long as it took them to drive there, and they delivered! Dunn Right towing was there within 15 minutes and unlocked the truck so we could get home and out of the rain! I highly recommend their services to anyone as they were quick and efficient and very friendly!  Great local business to deal with! Also sincere thanks to the nice soccer mom who let us warm up in her van while we waited and also to the other nice soccer mom that gave us a blanket to warm up in!

Thank you Comox Valley and beyond for boxes and bags of free books to the Book Bank for Kids! We are handing out about 20 books a week to students at Courtenay Elementary School. The selection of books is marvellous! We welcome kids’ books donations Monday to Friday at Courtenay El. at 1540 McPhee.

Many years of plentiful crops to Sieffert Farm for donating 48 pumpkins for our TA’s pumpkin carving contest on Halloween. Fun was had by all the Mark R. Isfeld staff and students. Thank you very much for your generosity.

After a very successful Haunted House, the LINC Youth Centre would like to thank the members of Ghoul School and Youth Council for their help with this special event. Sean, Jack, Morti, Ariana, Courtney, Kieran, Aiden, Jordyn, Angelica, Taylor, Mariska, Koral, Erika, Ryanne, Tyler, José and Erik — we couldn’t have done it without all your hard work. This Halloween season we had over 410 people through the haunted house – ranging from some very brave three- and four-year-olds, to some very scared moms and dads! This year’s extra details, including interactive components were great additions, but resulted in some longer waits – so thank you to all our visitors for being so patient and enduring the cool fall nights. We hope you’ll be back next year – and if you missed us this year, be sure to add The LINC’s annual Haunted House to your schedule of frightening festivities!

The organizers and producers of the inaugural Pecha Kucha Comox Valley event thank event Sponsors Blue Moon Winery, Pacific Western Brewing, Comox Valley Record, ABC Printing and Signs and Jim Van Der Horst Film and Editing, Community Partners Elevate the Arts and The Comox Valley Art Gallery as well as a special thank you to Judy and Bruce Wing (judyandbruce.com) for providing fantastic musical entertainment. The night was a huge success in no small part due to your generous support and contributions.

A great big stand of bamboo and a field of marigolds to all the businesses and volunteers that made the 10th annual Child Haven fundraising dinner such a success. $10,000 was raised for the running of the children’s homes in Nepal, Tibet, India and Bangladesh.Thanks to the Datt family, Siefferts, Plates, Locals, Blue Heron Books, Laughing Oyster Bookshop and Royston Roasting.The Comox Valley is amazingly generous and two-thirds world conscious. Thank you. See you next year Oct. 16.

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