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Vancouver Island Health Authority

Vancouver Island Health Authority

Excellent health and care for everyone, everywhere, everytime.

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Century 21 Arbutus Realty

Century 21 Arbutus Realty

Serving the communities of the North Vancouver Island since 1982

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Gold River Food Bank

Gold River Food Bank

A community congregation of Gold River

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Lost Cats?

Posted on March 22, 2017
Category: Animal Buzz, Gold River Cat Society Buzz
The Gold River Cat Society has received a number of complaints about a Siamese yowling (probably looking to mate) in the middle of the night in the area of Chamiss Cres.
We also have an outside ginger male who hangs around Larch Place also looking to mate.
If either one is your cat, could you please contact us at 250-283-7606.  If we don’t hear from anyone, we will try to trap both to get them fixed.
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Monday Funnies

Posted on March 20, 2017
Category: Monday Funnies Buzz

For a while now I’ve been looking on Facebook at my friend’s many cartoons and getting a giggle out of ALL of them! Some are corny, some are ‘punny’, some are thoughtful, but all are wonderful and sure to bring a smile to your face as they do mine.

I’m talking about Gold River resident Jenny Riddell. I asked Jenny if we could do a weekly thing and also if she would share the story of her treasured art. Here’s what she said:

“I write lunch notes for my daughter every day of school. Getting her to smile and learn in a positive fun manner is significant as a parent. Lily likes to share these notes with her peers. I make notes that try to spark ideas and questions. Upon returning home, Lily inquires about these silly cards. It makes learning about science, math, history and real world topics enjoyable. Building free flowing conversations with my daughter at a young age is important to me. I place the date on the back of each note and add them to a scrapbook daily.”

I’m sure you’ll agree how wonderful it is that she does this for her daughter, and also that she’s agreed to share this special thing with us too!

Here is our first in many ‘Monday Funnies’:

The Monday Funnies yellow circle logo will be in the sidebar so if you ever think you’ve missed one, just click the yellow circle!

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Jet is Missing

Posted on March 19, 2017
Category: Animal Buzz, Lost & Found Buzz
Via Megan Collins:
Scott (the pilot at Air Nooka) is missing his dog Jet. She is an Australian Shepherd (she looks a bit like a border collie I believe). Went missing from Dogwood Drive approximately 4-5 hours ago now. If spotted please contact Megan at 283- 7701 or Air Nootka.
Jet is very timid so anyone who spots her is asked not to chase.  Joanne Folkins offers this advice:
“For shy dogs, once you have located her, don’t chase or even call loudly. You should sit on the ground, speak softly, and have her come to you. Sometimes you have to “play dead”. Having smelly treats at hand can help too.”
Quite a few community members have been out looking so we hope Jet is found soon! Please keep The Buzz updated.
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Guess What Tomorrow Is?

Posted on March 19, 2017
Category: FYI Buzz

Seriously, this isn’t an early April Fool’s joke. It really is tomorrow.
So should we all get our shorts, light shirts and sun hats out in hope that our combined positive energy will prevail? 🙂
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Rental Wanted ASAP

Posted on March 19, 2017
Category: Classified Buzz, For Rent Buzz
Rental wanted. Clean, quiet and professional tenant with two well-behaved older children seeking a rental with 3 bedrooms. ASAP – non-smoker, no pets.
Please contact by email at hiatusoasis [at] gmail [dot] com
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VIRL Teen Mini Challenge

Posted on March 17, 2017
Category: Teen Buzz, VIRL Buzz

It’s begun! Grab your Teen Mini Challenge booklet today from your branch or online: http://virl.bc.ca/teens/teen-mini-challenge.
We’ve prepared a special Spring Break Teen Mini Challenge for you! Pick up a booklet in your library branch after March 11th so you can get started.
Complete the mini tasks and you can be entered to win a mini prize pack. Complete ALL the mini tasks, and you’ll be entered to win an iPad mini!
The challenge runs March 11-31 and is open to ages 12-18.
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The Grandparents Raising Grandchildren Meeting scheduled for Wednesday, March 22nd is cancelled due to Spring Break.  We will meet again on April 5th at the Literacy Centre at 1:15 PM.  All grandparents, whether full or part time caregivers are welcome.
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Outage list

Report an outage:

Call 1 800 BCHYDRO (1 800 224 9376) or *HYDRO (*49376) on your mobile or report it online.

Vancouver Island, North
Total customers affected: 5935
Municipality:

MUNICIPALITY TIME OFF EST. ON AREA # OUT CAUSE UPDATED
Comox Mar 19
8:00 a.m.
Mar 19
5:00 p.m.
*CANCELLED* to be rescheduled
271 Rodello St
< 5 Pole replacement Mar 11
11:15 a.m.
Comox Mar 20
8:00 a.m.
Mar 20
5:00 p.m.
Rescheduled from March 19th
259 Rodello St
< 5 Pole replacement Mar 11
11:18 a.m.
Comox Mar 19
8:00 a.m.
Mar 19
5:00 p.m.
*CANCELLED* to be rescheduled
259 Rodello St
< 5 Pole replacement Mar 11
11:16 a.m.
Comox Mar 20
8:00 a.m.
Mar 20
5:00 p.m.
Rescheduled from March 19th
271 Rodello St
< 5 Pole replacement Mar 11
11:30 a.m.
Courtenay Mar 15
9:00 a.m.
Mar 15
4:00 p.m.
Marsden Rd and Baird Rd 10 Pole replacement Mar 11
8:01 a.m.
Gold River Mar 18
10:00 a.m.
Mar 18
12:00 p.m.
**EMERGENT PLANNED OUTAGE**
Village of Gold River
971 Equipment failure Mar 16
2:30 p.m.
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SCHOOL DISTRICT 84
REQUIRES NON-CERTIFIED
PERSONS ON CALL FOR THE
GOLD RIVER SCHOOLS
in situations when a Teacher Teaching On Call is unavailable.
Rate of pay is $160 per day, pro-rated for part-days.
Additional information is available at www.sd84.bc.ca, ‘Employment Opportunities’
or telephone 250-283-2241, Local 224.
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