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Sorry is not good enough Cowichan Lodge: Acocuntability demanded in wake of damning report Peter W. Rusland

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A herd of elk makes its way down to Cowichan Lake Road from the back Äeld of Tansor Elementary School on the morning of Thursday Feb. 16. Conservation ofÄcers, with the assistance from local RCMP, hoped to guide the animals to cross Cowichan Lake Road to safety, but the effort was unsuccessful as the elk detoured back into the woods.

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¿rm foundation for the future. Evidence of the Liberal government’s deceit. A standard hold-the-line approach. They’re very different statements, yet all have been made about the B.C. budget tabled on Tuesday. The province’s ¿scal document includes a $969-million de¿cit and a three-year plan that predicts a $154-million surplus in 20132014, and a $250-million surplus in 2014-15. Finance Minister Kevin Falcon’s budget aims to hold government spending growth down to two per cent for three years, with most of it going to health and education. That leaves most other ministries

with little or no increase for inÀation, a restriction that is expected to reduce overall B.C. government staff from about 27,000 this year to 25,000 by 2014-15. “Basically, it’s a hold-the-line budget,” said noted chartered accountant Woody Hayes of Duncan’s Hayes Stewart Little & Company. “I think it’s good that in the long-term they’re going to be getting rid of the de¿cit — I’m not particularly concerned about ongoing shortfalls, but at the end of the day we can’t plan on continuing shortfalls. We have to come to terms with that de¿cit at some point, and it’s encouraging they’re doing that.” Hayes was also pleased to see the voter-rejected HST addressed in the budget, too. “I think people have been waiting to get some certainty around what’s

going on with the w HST,” he said. “Now we know w when the w HST will bbe adjusted, so now we Woody Hayes: uunderstand hold-the-line what’s going w on and we can get on with things.” Another positive is a “shot in the arm” for the real estate sector, Hayes said. “That matters to us in the local context because a big chunk of our economy is residential development and that’s been pretty Àat,” he explained. “We’ll start seeing some activity there.” But Hayes also noted some negatives. “There is money for health care,

but not as much as people would like. We’re going to see some stress within advanced education, and the court system, and that affects us all, even locally, because there’ll be no new money for Malaspina — now Vancouver Island University — so thank God we’ve got that new campus here, because we’d have dif¿culty getting that now. “We may see less opportunity to get new things for our area, and I think that’s going to be the status quo for the next year or two.” Not enough attention to seniors care, the justice system, advanced education and more were issues for Cowichan’s two MLAs. “Obviously this budget shows that we really can’t trust the Liberals when it comes to numbers,” Cowichan Valley MLA Bill Routley said. more on A4

orry just doesn’t cut it for many local folks affected by what B.C.’s Ombudsperson basically described as the sloppy, uncaring way Cowichan Lodge was closed in June 2008. “This case is far from closure,” Gerry Masuda, said in a letter to the News Leader Pictorial about “regrets” voiced by Howard Waldner, Vancouver Island Health Authority’s CEO, about about the process that suddenly shut the 94-bed lodge, and pink-slipped its workers, without consultation. Masuda demanded an independent community committee to debate if further action is warranted against VIHA chiefs who closed the lodge. Howard Waldner: That committee would also ensure apology not accepted the ombudsperson’s string of recommendations for VIHA closing facilities and more (www.bcombudsperson.ca) are followed. “An injustice was done, and lives were lost, as predicted,” Masuda said. “Those who were responsible for the decision to approve the ‘proposed residential care capacity plan that included the decision to close Cowichan Lodge’ without public consultation need to be held responsible and accountable.” Local health-care watchdog Joanna Neilson called Ombudsperson Kim Carter’s report a road-map for better care under VIHA. “Health Minister Mike de Jong and Howard Waldner, now it is up to you,” Neilson said. “In these reports, you have been offered invaluable gifts. Let us all hope you have the will, the integrity, the good sense and the wisdom to accept them wholeheartedly, and you will now move quickly to implement all of their recommendations.” But Carter’s suggestions, and Waldner’s letter of apology, were “too little, too late” for Norah Murphy, whose mother-in-law died in the lodge after most residents were moved elsewhere, including Duncan’s Sunridge Place. “That is why I feel the (Waldner closure) statement “not managed in an ideal manner” doesn’t come close to the apology these families deserve.” VIHA said there are no plans to hold a community meeting about the report at this time. more on A4

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B.C. Conservative leader to speak in Chemainus The leader of the B.C. Conservatives will be in Chemainus for a party meeting Tuesday. John Cummins will attend what’s being called a town hall meeting at the Chemainus Theatre Festival at 7 p.m. “John Cummins has a huge interest in what happens on Vancouver Island and is

eager to engage people here on the issues that matter to them,” Reed Elley, president of the B.C. Conservative Party, said in a media release. Those issues, Elley added, include BC Hydro, smart meters, B.C. Ferries, economic recovery on the island, integrity in government, and high taxation of citizens.

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f you go down to the woods today, says Cowichan Valley’s MLA, you’re in for a big surprise. “In some areas, you can’t see the forest for the lack of trees — that’s the problem,” Bill Routley lamented. Routley, who also serves as the B.C. NDP’s deputy critic for forests, lands and natural resource operations, is demanding answers after reading auditor general John Doyle’s report, An Audit of the Ministry of Forests, Lands and Natural Resource Operations’ Management of Timber. The report points out that although nearly twothirds of B.C.’s 95-million hectares is forested, trends indicate the future availability of timber will be smaller and less diverse. “Industry is legally obligated to reforest the areas it harvest, and it does so,” Doyle said. “But government, which is responsible for more than 90 per cent of British Columbia’s forests, and whose reforestation decisions have a signi¿cant impact on our future forests, is not clear about its

NDP hits road to Äght log exports A New Democrat forestry committee is touring the province to tackle raw log exports. The three-MLA committee, which includes Cowichan Valley MLA Bill Routley, started touring Vancouver Island and the Sunshine Coast last week, meeting with industry, labour, local government and other industry stakeholders. The committee with also visit the Lower Mainland, southern and central interior, the Kootenays and northern B.C. in the coming four months, to develop strategies to curtail raw log exports.

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own commitments.” Doyle found the ministry does not appropriately monitor and report its timber results against its timber objectives, and pointed out that existing management practices are insuf¿cient to offset the trend toward lower timber supply and diversity. “Government needs to establish a provincial plan that states its long-term timber objectives and focuses its resources in order to foster economic stability and quality of life for British Columbians now and in the future.” That’s Routley’s wish, too. “It’s going to be tough to ¿nd a way to dig out of this hole,” he said. “They’ve created such a mess, leaving catastrophic events for future British Columbians to pay for.” One of Routley’s chief concerns, he said, is the government making decisions based on old data. “The ministry is saying it’s somewhere around 700,000 hectares that needs reforestation, and the auditor general says it’s a minimum of 1.1 million,” Routley said. Others crank that number up to between 2.3 and nine million hectates. “So you can see there’s a huge disparity between the facts, and if you’re making a decision today based on assumptions that there are trees where they’ve been burned or killed by beetle, it really is a disaster.” Compounding the problem, Routley added, is the continued export of raw logs out of B.C. “The “ most recent numbers we got a week ago say we’re exporting 5.5 million cubic metres,” Routley said. “If you line up all the logging Ro trucks tru from Victoria, the line would end up in Thunder Bay, Ontario. Th “And we’re not only losing value-added op“ portunities and jobs for British Columbians by po supplying raw materials that further dampen our sup sales sal of lumber, because they’re not taking it and burning it: they’re making products that further bu compete with us by eliminating manufacturing com jobs. job “It’s “ simply not good enough. Governments need ne to be responsible for the forests of British Columbia, now, and for the future.” Co

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Meanwhile, some Cowichan leaders want the lodge’s sad chapter swapped for sunnier times at the Tzouhalem Road site where $9-million renovations for a 51-bed mental-health facility are happening toward an opening in about a year. “From what I read in the paper, it (Carter’s report) seems to be an accurate reÀection of what happened,” said Rob Hutchins, Cowichan Communities Health Network chairman, “and the community was upset. “VIHA has recognized we’re going through a process of re-utilization

of that facility for a much-needed (mental) health facility.” Some locals hoped space for seniors residential care could be recovered in the revamped building after the 52-bed mental-health facility opens. That isn’t on the list, explained Phil Kent, the health network’s agent on the Cowichan Lodge Redevelopment Committee. “Clearly, there’ll be no seniors residential care there,” Kent said, adding VIHA is probing ways to bring other types of seniors care — for example, palliative and respite care — to the publicly owned site. He called Carter’s suggestions

valid, noting VIHA was basically proactive in realizing and correcting its slipshod conduct concerning the lodge’s closure. “The report doesn’t say anything that anyone didn’t already know.” But Dr. Pete Leckie said the closure depicts how VIHA’s selling patients and staff short with private care. “The lodge is another of top-heavy bureaucracy doing things having a profound effect down the road. “VIHA didn’t appreciate what the effects would be — from a patient point of view there’s no question these moves are detrimental to patient care.”

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$732 more each year. They say MSP premiums have increased by 85 per cent since 2001. “We really feel that at a time when British Columbians are looking to their government to recognize working families are struggling, they haven’t aligned their priorities,” Doug Routley said. “They’ve failed to support the future in not addressing post-secondary education in any way at all — in fact, there’s a cut for colleges and universi-

ties when our post-secondary students carry the second-largest debt load west of the Maritimes. “The word ‘forest’ didn’t even appear in the budget, which is a tragedy for what should be a sustainable and core industry in B.C. “The notion that Christy Clark would represent change is really betrayed by this. It’s the same approach to economics and there’s really no vision of where this province is heading.” — with ¿les from Tom Fletcher

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CVRD funds reduced-cost visitor information centre Cut corners convincing: Lastminute look at the numbers reduces CVRD contribution to regional project Krista Siefken

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n eleventh-hour look at the numbers meant the majority of Cowichan Valley Regional District directors were comfortable supporting the visitor information of¿ce at the B.C. Forest Discovery Centre — by reducing the contribution to $293,000 from a requested $609,000. The decision means local taxpayers will pay about $.39 per $100,000 of assessed property value for the project during the next ¿ve years. North Cowichan Mayor Jon Lefebure spent Wednesday morning going over the ¿gures with the municipality’s CAO Dave Devana, revising the budget to make it more palatable for the CVRD board. He brought the new numbers forward to CVRD administrator Warren Jones right before the CVRD’s Wednesday afternoon special board meeting dedicated to deciding whether to ¿nancially support the visitor information centre. But none of the other project stakehold-

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“ICET funding is generated proportionally,” he explained. “Our calculations, based on our knowledge, said we’d still be able to get all the ICET funding. And if there is a reduction it’ll be based on a percentage basis.” Kent, however, advised caution. “Without con¿rmation from the trust,” he said in reaction to Lefebure’s proposal, “I would be cautious about whether that would be the case or not.” Meanwhile, Lefebure explained the

CVRD would be able to pare down its contribution by installing a gravel parking lot at the centre, building to LEED standard but not applying for the costly LEED certi¿cation, and using municipal staff where possible in the building process to cut costs. “We believe we can provide a gravel parking lot there at very little cost to the municipality,” he said. “We don’t believe it has to be completely top-of-the-line right at this moment.” Based on the CVRD’s weighted vote structure, the decision to contribute $293,000 to the visitor information centre — through short-term borrowing to be paid back over ¿ve years — was carried in a 32-13 vote. Opposed were directors Mike Walker, Bruce Fraser, Ian Morrison, Mary Marcotte’s alternate Rob Waters, Pat Weaver and Tim McGonigle. Ranjit Dhami, president of the chamber of commerce that will be housed in the new centre, was relieved to have a decision from the board. “That was a surprise to me, absolutely a surprise to me,” he said of the revised ¿gure. “But we have to make it work, and that’s the end of it.” The regional visitor information centre will be constructed in the parking lot of the B.C. Forest Discovery Centre, fronting the Island Highway. A proposal for additional funding for gateway info centres to the north, south and west was not addressed at this time.

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NLP up for six awards The Cowichan News Leader Pictorial is up for six awards in this year’s edition of the Ma Murray awards. The annual awards program honouring the best in community newspapering in B.C. and the Yukon announced its 2012 finalists this morning. In addition to being a nominee for general excellence, the News Leader Pictorial is also up for five individual awards. Photographer Andrew Leong was nominated for best black-and-white feature photo and best photo essay; Ashley Degraaf for best arts and culture writing; Kim Grant and Shirley Myhr for best ad design and Peter W. Rusland for environmental initiative The Cowichan Valley Citizen meanwhile is a two-time nominee — the paper for best special section and reporter Kevin Rothbauer for spot news photo. The winners will be announced April 14 in Richmond.

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Let’s celebrate an important local milestone Duncan turns 100: City centennial a good excuse to celebrate what this great community offers

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t’s not every year a Cowichan icon turns 100 years old. Especially when that icon is the community’s central hub and best-known community. Duncan, the City of Totems, is celebrating its centennial this year with months of community events. The ¿rst happens this morning, when the centennial commitee sets the tone for the year by unveiling Duncan’s of¿cial centennial song. One inspired songwriter has been chosen and will get to perform the town’s new signature track during a special Happy Birthceremony slated for city square March day to the city 4 — exacly 100 years after the city’s existence became of¿cial. of Duncan Lieutenant-governor Steven Point will be in attendance to hoist the city’s new of¿cial Àag, which will be unveiled for the ¿rst time during a ceremony that includes speeches and songs and birthday cake. But that marks just the beginning of the centennial celebrations. Also on the agenda is a geocaching contest based around the city’s history; the rededication of the city’s cenotaph; an Earth Day event; a super hero run for the kids; the burial of a time capsule; the Guiness Book of Records ¿tness challenge; a 100-kilometre motorcycle ride; and an intercultural day celebration. A centennial totem pole for the City of Totems and a new landmark water fountain for city square are expected to be two of the centennial’s lasting legacies. If you want to help make this event something to remember, your volunteer support is certainly welcome. For more details go to duncancentennial.ca. Even if you can’t get involved in the organizing, you can still contribute just by taking part in the celebration. It’s a special city. Let’s celebrate it.

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Seeing both sides of: close-to-the-vest budgeting The case against

The case for Both the provincial government and the Cowichan Valley Regional District approached this year’s budgeting process with the idea of keeping its budget within two per cent. Which is prudent considering the circumstances facing each tax base. Government is listening to the public call for restraint and is exercising it and that is cause for applause. Let’s hope they follow through

Rob Hutchins chairs a CVRD board that directed staff to prepare a budget with hikes capped at two per cent.

It’s time for me to try another experiment Patrick Hrushowy

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ere we are, about 11 years into this project — 575 columns and some 685,000 words later — and it’s time to pack it in and move along. I’ve decided to get more active politically and we (the editor and I) just couldn’t ¿nd a way to keep doing the column when I now function with an of¿cial “I’m going to miss politically partisan role. was elected president having this weekly ofIthe Cowichan Valley platform availB.C. Liberals last week. We’ve never hidden my able.” personal political views or my long-term support for the B.C. Liberals but chairing the executive of our local B.C. Liberal constituency association pushed me over into

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being an of¿cial representative that just wouldn’t ¿t. Readers could never be con¿dent they were reading an independent, tilted to the right, political view, or the of¿cial stance of the B.C. Liberals. I’m going to miss having this weekly platform available to throw my two-bits worth into local debates but, the truth is I’ve often felt somewhat constrained on what I could or should write about. I have many valuable relationships with local and provincial politicians, and senior government of¿cials, and I’ve held back from publicly venting on an issue; deciding I’d rather take up the matter directly than in ink on newsprint. That said, there are a few issues out there in the public domain that I would like to get my last word in on. Peter Nix, no matter how loud you may shout it, the science on climate is anything but settled. There is new research being published in peer-reviewed journals almost every week that

A two per cent hike in an already bloated budget is a gesture, nothing more. Government has serious issues bloated wages, wasteful spending and the complete inability to differentiate between what is a want and what is a need. A two per cent hike is not restraint. It should be looking at cuts of considerably more.

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casts serious doubt on the alarmists’ warnings of catastrophic man-made warming. Besides, the public debate long ago moved away from the science and onto political and economic issues — and you guys are losing that one. There is no government in the world willing to take the drastic measures the alarmists claim are absolutely necessary to avoid disaster. For those who fervently hope the new municipal auditor general will claw back local government spending, you don’t understand what a MAG does. The absolute levels of local government spending are a political issue no MAG will attempt to interfere with. A MAG can and will look at whether or not tax money is being effectively used and whether the taxpayer is getting a good bang for their buck. If you don’t like how much money is being spent, or what it is being spent on, take that up with your local elected people or vote for some-

one else in a little less than three years. And don’t, please don’t, claim local government ¿nances are being hidden from you. Budgeting processes today are wide open to public scrutiny and it’s your own darn fault if you don’t take time to read and understand the statements published on government websites. So, this is goodbye to you as a regular contributor of this newspaper, but you will be hearing from me from time-to-time as a guest columnist when the spirit moves me, and the editor allows. I also intend to start my own blog very soon under the name experiment of one. Long-time columnist Patrick Hrushowy has left the News Leader Pictorial as a regular paid contributor. We’d like to thank him for an excellent decade of work and wish him well in the future. We hope to continue sharing his observations on local affairs in a guest columnist role in the future.


Friday, February 24, 2012

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Should raw log exports be banned? “Well, raw logs give us jobs. Perhaps we could modify the way we export them.”

Val Trapler, North Cowichan

“I really don’t think we should export them. We should keep jobs here.”

Sheila King, Duncan

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VIHA’s Cowichan Lodge apology far too little, and far too late

Tax restraint need, but Glenora example a poor one

Dear editor I do agree with some of Mr. J. Howe’s comments regarding the spending of local government but to put the Glenora Staging Area in this line of thought when he doesn’t know how this came about is not correct. I would like to state that I was a big part of the project and these are the facts; 1) The staging area was a 10-year plan. 2) The park was built with about 90 per cent of $.50 cent dollars. 3) We had meetings with some groups to get their input and needs. 4) We have had two appreciation days at the park with large turn outs and we asked the people what they would like to have us accomplish next and not once did we have any complaints about the spending on this area. 5) No money was borrowed to build the park. The park was designed to last 75 to 90 years. As for bene¿tting the community, CVRD parks have no user fees. Everyone is welcome no matter where you live. We have trails, swimming, playgrounds for the children, washrooms, horse corrals and a cookout in the works. Not only did we have students doing the work there were many volunteer hours put into the park. If this does not bene¿t the whole community and everyone else, I don’t know what does. Frank McCorkell Glenora

Better action needed to prevent swamped cars on Cow Bay Road

Dear editor It was my van that “swallowed water” in your report last month on Cowichan Bay Road Àooding. I went through at 7:15 a.m. because there were no signs up at either end indicating that the road was Àooded. This can be veri¿ed by at least two other cars and a school bus that went past me going in the direction of Cowichan Bay and two vehicles parked up farther on the highway-side not sure about coming down the road. As I walked through the freezing water to the lights of the waiting vehicles, the two fellows in the ¿rst truck offered me the warmth of their vehicle. I asked them if signs were up on the highway side and they said no signs were up. The second truck was someone from either road maintenance or the ¿re hall and it was

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In my opinion: Words of reget from VIHA CEO Howard Waldner ring hollow

I A VIHA ofÄcial delivers the news of the closure of Cowichan Lodge to the staff in June of 2008. this individual that indicated he better go and place the signs up. I have viewed the signs indicating the road is Àooded on at least four other occasions and I can assure you that I have never proceeded down the road. This would have been the case had the signs been up. I can also state without a doubt that most people would not take off their shoes and socks, roll their pant legs up to their knees and take a walk in freezing water at 7:20 a.m. So, before of¿cials voice their annoyance about people who go through this stretch of road when it is Àooded, they should make sure the crews or whomever is responsible for placing the signs up, have done their job. To the two fellows who let me into their vehicle for warmth and then drove me to safety, thanks for your act of kindness. D. Campbell Cowichan Bay

A new perspective needed on the iissue of business licences

DDear editor Businesses do not pay licences and taxes. C Customers do. Unless a business pro¿ts eenough to pay the hassle, it doesn’t do businness, and the community does not get its skills, sservices, or cash Àow. It is wise to support local business by disccouraging itinerants. But it is foolish to deprive rresidents of services not provided by local

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suppliers. It costs residents more to ¿nd what they want outside. More than 40 years ago, my employer sent me to Ucluelet to do work requested by some of the town’s business people. Our service was done at a loss during slack season to ¿nd some income instead of none. My employer was stunned to be charged for a business licence by the town’s mayor before I got back to Port Alberni. Since the mayor was one of our customers, we put the cost of the licence on his bill. And did not go back. As a result, the town’s businesses could not get our skilled service unless each customer drove the 85 miles over the old logging road that climbed 1,800 feet above Sproat Lake, and we charged travel time for each job there. Every year, the union organizer came to the B.C. Coast Steamships asking what we wanted to demand on the next labour contract. I became very unpopular by telling my mates that the company does not pay our bene¿ts. Our customers do. When we demand more than our customers will pay, they stop using our service. That’s what happened. Tom Pawels Duncan

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am not surprised by the ombudsperson’s ¿ndings about Cowichan Lodge. What upsets me about this report is the ¿nal page, a letter to the ombudsperson from Howard Waldner, CEO of VIHA. In his letter he states “VIHA acknowledges and sincerely regrets that the processes surrounding the closure of Cowichan Lodge in 2008/09 were not managed in an ideal manner.” I think this apology is too little, too late. My mother-in-law was a resident of Cowichan Lodge at the time of the closure. It was her home and she loved the place and the people who took care of her. The staff assisted her in all her activities of daily living, including feeding her, as she was unable to even feed herself due to her disabilities. She developed very close relationships to the staff and to the place she called home. Most families chose to move their loved ones into Sunridge Place when the closure was announced as they were afraid that there would be nowhere close to home for their loved one to go. The ¿nal six months or so that Cowichan Lodge was open, there were only 13 residents residing there, a few brave souls who did not give in to the pressure to move. My mother-in-law was one of those 13 residents. She was very happy there and I think she chose to believe that the lodge would never close and she wouldn’t have to move. The day came when we had to discuss where she would like to move to as the closure date was fast approaching. Soon after that she became ill with a chest infection, she stopped eating and drinking, and stopped taking her medication, including the antibiotic that would treat her chest infection. She passed away within a few days. As her children, we feel she made a concious decision to die, rather than move from Cowichan Lodge. She was not the only resident to pass away during that time. There were other residents who did not survive the move and passed away within two weeks or less of moving. That is why I feel the statement “not managed in an ideal manner” doesn’t come close to the apology these families deserve. I think that VIHA owes a personal apology to every family of every resident that resided there during the closure. We deserve nothing less.

Duncan’s Norah Murphy was a former employee of Cowichan Lodge whose mother-in-law lived in the facility during the time of its closure.


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Cowichan News Leader Pictorial A11

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Friday, February 24, 2012

CVRD tries to hold the line on budget Krista Siefken

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owichan Valley Regional District directors are eyeing a modestly increased — or possibly even static — core budget for 2012. After directing staff to stay within a two-per-cent-increase margin on core services, directors spent Wednesday evening examining the various recommendations and requests that will eventually make up the coming year’s budget. “One of the challenges we have in the regional district is a complex variety of functions,” CVRD Chairman Rob Hutchins said. “The number of utilities we run, including water and sewer systems, the number of recreational facilities, our economic development function and the environmental intervention

initiatives we’re undertaking — it’s all very complex. There’s always a rising demand for services and growing expectations from our growing community and we need to meet those needs.” At Feb. 22’s regional services committee, directors looked at the draft regional budgets, including areas such as economic development, emergency planning and solid waste management. Staff were actually able to present draft budgets that, when combined, result in a zero per cent change from 2011’s budget. Wednesday’s direction from the regional services committee will help compile the draft budget, which is expected to be presented to directors at the next board meeting. Some of the supplemental budget requests — with Àuctuating costs — being considered are: • a cultural mapping project, which would create an inventory of

existing arts and culture groups and organizations in the valley, and help create a vision for arts and culture in Cowichan. • a communications of¿ce, which would assist with external and internal communication • a regional compost facility study, which would investigate the feasibility of creating a regional plant. Hutchins also noted the district’s plan for implementation of its agricultural strategy. “This is the ¿rst time we’ve undertaken a regional approach to implementing a concerted effort to improve and promote the agricultural industry, and that is a new item in this budget.” There are also nine requests from valley organizations for grantin-aids. The total amount being requested is about $230,000. For more information, visit the CVRD’s website.


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A14 Cowichan News Leader Pictorial

Friday, February 24, 2012

Murder in Parksville as Cowichan author pens murder-mystery debut Jennifer LaFortune: Active imagination helped author eventually sleuth her first whodunit called Murder In Parksville Peter W. Rusland

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uthor Jennifer LaFortune’s active imagination helped her eventually sleuth her ¿rst whodunit called Murder In Parksville: Confusion In To¿no. Tenacity was the name of LaFortune’s mysterywriting game. “The plot was a story I started in high school, but never ¿nished,” the Sooke-raised honours grad said. “I’ve been using my imagination since Grade 3 — little short stories with handmade pictures,” the Shawnigan Lake writer said, preparing for her Feb. 26 book signing, from 2 to 4 p.m. in Duncan’s Beverly Corners Starbucks. Diamond River Books dubbed Murder a classic mystery after helping LaFortune develop her novel idea further. The ¿ctional story focuses on Leann who returns to To¿no after enjoying supper with her new ¿ancé and her parents in Parksville (where LaFortune has family). “But on that same night,” Diamond says, “Leann is unexpectedly woken by police who tell her that her parents are the apparent victims of a fatal car crash. She returns to Parksville to identify the bodies.” That’s when things turn strange. “Appearances are deceiving, and after some surprising twists and turns, many on fruitless leads, the local RCMP detective unmasks her parents’ murderer,” the publisher says of 140-plus page Murder. LaFortune, 30, said she’s proud of the results of her debut book — which has already sold out once at Volume One Bookstore — partly prodded years back by a writing course she took in middle school. Watching tension-¿lled ¿lms with dad, Don Miller, helped too. “We watched horror movies, and I’m a big follower of CSI — it’s

Peter W. Rusland

Jennifer LaFortune has Änished and published a novel she Ärst conceived in high school. (murder mystery) been a genre of books I’ve read lots of.” As the mother of one worked through Murder — the plot changed little during its inception — she’d read pages at work. “It was more grammatical corrections rather than changes to the story,” the pro esthetician said of the editing process. Now the Camosun College grad, former ¿gure skater and martial artist is wrestling with the background of her next murder mystery due in maybe eight months. LaFortune’s advice to other budding wordsmiths was simple. “Don’t stop — if you have an idea, write it down.”

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A16 Cowichan News Leader Pictorial

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Revival: country music from Victoria originals and covers in a two-steppin’ dancers’ delight, 9 p.m., Crofton Hotel, 1534 Joan Avenue, Crofton. Tickets $10, or three for $25. Call 250324-2245.

All Shook Up: a rock ‘n’ roll musical comedy following a small-town girl who dreams of hitting the open road. Everything gets turned upside down when a guitar-playing roustabout rambles in, introducing her to romance, rebellion and rock ‘n roll. Running April 7 at the Chemainus Theatre Festival. Call 250-246-9820 for ticket info. Check next week for a full preview.

Looking forward to a Miserables debut Les Mis: Brentwood College School goes big for spring production

Krista Siefken

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B

rentwood’s premiere of Les Miserables School Edition starts Tuesday at the T. Gil Bunch Centre for Performing Arts. The Brentwood College School show boasts a cast of 61 students and runs until March 3. “The London version uses 27 actors to play all the different roles but even the students are doubling and tripling up, so it’s a wonderful acting opportunity for them to play different characters in different scenes,” said show director Edna Widenmaier. “The principals stay the same all the way through, but the ensemble and chorus go from farmers to citizens to workers to street people to beggars, so there’s a wide variety of opportunities and scenes for them.” The popular musical — based on the novel by Victor Hugo — is set in 19th-century France and follows a variety of plots and characters. “There is no spoken dialogue — it’s all sung,” Widenmaier added. “It’s the longest-running musical in the world, and ours is called the school edition because it’s been adapted by time, so it’s abridged to a running time of just over two hours (compared to London’s show of almost three hours) while carefully maintaining the integrity of the show.” Widenmaier promises the show is virtually the same, there are just a few musical numbers that have been removed. And what remains, she said, is going to wow the crowd. “I think they’re going to be amazed by the singing,” she said. “Every one of the leads is very strong and sure. It’s a very complex musical score and the students have really taken it to heart and they’re just performing it so well.” Those leads include Davin Killy (playing Jean Valjean) and Maggie Davies (playing Eponine), who stunned Cowichan audiences as the Phantom and Christine in Brentwood’s 2011 production of The Phantom of the Opera. “My character is an escaped convict who learns to be a better person throughout the play, which is interesting to play because when I Andrew Leong played the Phantom, I pretty much just had an Nisan Abdulkader is Madame Thenardier and Calvin Simpson is Monsieur Thenardier during rehearsals for a scene emotional breakdown on stage, but now I have from Brentwood College School’s debut of Les Miserables, starting Tuesday at the T. Gil Bunch Theatre. to act,” Killy said.

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“It’s a dif¿cult show and it’s been somewhat of a challenge, but I’m really enjoying it. “And the music, of course, is amazing.” Davies is also enjoying a new type of role. “In Phantom, Christine is a much more straightforward character: it was more of a single emotion — being in love — whereas with Eponine I have to be really sad and really happy.” Her solo — On My Own — reÀects Eponine’s love for Marius (played by Nick Wilson), who in turn is in love with Jean Valjean’s adopted daughter, Cosette, played by Cowichan songbird Hope King. “I’m the nice romantic lead,” says King. “I love this character and I’m having a lot of fun with it because, I don’t want to say it’s taking me out of my comfort zone, but vocally it’s totally different for me.” King explained her role calls for a soprano, and she’s more of an alto. “I really like that it’s been a bit of a challenge for me, and widened my horizons.” The cast also includes Charlotte Wilson (playing Fantine), Joel Wilson (playing Javert), Calvin Simpson (playing Thenardier), Adien Carr (playing Gavoche), Nisan Abdulkader (playing Madame Thenardier), and Paige Marvel, who plays Enjolras — usually cast as a male character, Widenmaier says Marvel is doing a “magni¿cent” job playing the leader of the revolution. Widenmaier also lauded the set design and construction talents of James O’Leary — who built the sets for Phantom both at Brentwood and in Europe — plus the musical direction of Phil Newns and chereography of Lorraine Blake. “We’ve been working on the show since September and especially these past few weeks it’s coming together so nicely,” King added. “There’s always something going on, always some back story going on, and it’s nice in the ¿nal scene how everything comes together.” “I think Les Mis is something you should always see,” summed Davies. “And it’s fun to see students do it at a less professional level, because I think what we’re doing here is great.” Your ticket What: Les Miserables When: Feb. 28, 29, March 1, 2, 3; 7:30 p.m. Where: T. Gil Bunch Centre for Performing Arts Tickets: $27. Call 250-743-8756.

TRUST YOUR INTUITION! Inner Peace Movement welcomes National Lecturer

Philip Ponchet Tuesday, Feb. 28th, 1:30 pm and 7:30 pm Philip believes that trusting our intuition is the key to a more fulfilling life. He speaks on how to raise your own energy level to be more positive in any situation, on communicating with guardian angels, the cycles of life, the 4 psychic gifts, achieving balance and relaxation in your life, and finding your true life purpose. Everyone is welcome.

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TOWN CRIER Friday Lily Day: volunteers needed to help the Nature Conservancy of Canada transplant lily species at the Cowichan Garry

Oak Preserve, 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Meet at the parking lot at the end of Aitken Rd (off of Maple Bay Rd). Bring gloves, trowel if you have one (if not these will be supplied). Call 250-748-7124.

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Your Cowichan Valley events calendar Way, Cobble Hill. Call 250733-2307. Medley Cafe: Bring your instrument or voice, or just come and listen. Piano available. Fun for all ages, 6:30 p.m., St. John’s Church, 486 Jubilee St, Duncan. Call 250746-2326.

Saturday Shelly Dubois Trio: country music all the way through, originals weaved with the standards as though they were the same, 8 p.m., Duncan Garage Showroom, 330 Duncan Street. Tickets are $12 advance, $15 door. Call 250-748-7246.

Andrew Leong

Mirin Hirano performs piano selection Bourrée in G minor by Stölzel at the 63rd-annual Cowichan Music Festival at the Duncan Äre hall on Friday, Feb. 17. Music fest events continue throughout Cowichan at a variety of locations into next month.

Sunday A musical by ALAIN BOUBLIL and CLAUDE-MICHEL SCHÖNBERG School edition specially adapted and licensed by MUSIC THEATRE INTERNATIONAL and CAMERON MACKINTOSH

courtesy Chris Carss

Youth Dress Rehearsal: if you are under 16 and want to perform, bring your instrument (there is a piano here) or a CD or iPod with your songs (maximum three) and take

to the stage, 2 p.m., Duncan Garage Showroom, 330 Duncan Street. Tickets are $5. Call 250-748-7246.

sic tastefully accomplished, 8 p.m., Duncan Garage Showroom, 330 Duncan Street. Tickets are $12 advance, $15 door. Call 250-748-7246.

Double Header Weekend Next Home Games! Chasing Satellites: rock mu-

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Monday Sarah’s Key: the story of the notorious Vel’d’Hix roundup of 1942. Part of the Reel Alternatives film series benefitting Cowichan Hospice: 7 p.m., Cowichan Theatre. Tickets $12. Call 250-7487529. Myc Sharratt: award-winning Vancouver Island singer songwriter returns, 8 p.m., Duncan Garage Showroom, 330 Duncan Street. Tickets are $12 advance, $15 door. Call 250-748-7246.

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Courtly Songs of the 14th & 15th Centuries: The Continuum Consort, a Victoria based ensemble dedicated to authentic historical performance, presents a programme of music by the greatest composers of the 14th and 15th centuries, 3 p.m. Providence Farm Chapel, 1843 Tzouhalem Road, Duncann. Tickets available at the door only: $10 adults, $8 for students

250-748-9930

“Make Some Noise!!”

Tuesday Holding Your Own in a Relationship: drop-in educational workshops for women experiencing relationship threats, conflict, abuse and/ or violence, Tuesday mornings at 9:30 a.m. There is no cost. Contact the Cowichan Women Against Violence Society 250-748-7000. This week’s session is Blame and Manipulation. Cowichan Spirit of Women Movie Night: with free pop and popcorn, 7 p.m., at the Sands Reception Centre at back, top floor. Park off Trunk in the parking lot or on Ypres.


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With the peaceful passing of Peter, we lost a wonderful father, grandfather and friend. Peter grew up in Windsor Ontario, went to war, returned to Canada and moved west. He married Anne Wiens, and together they moved to Cobble Hill in 1953 to raise a family. His career was spent in the automotive parts industry in Duncan, but home and family was the centre of his life. Peter enjoyed turning old houses into homes, beach combing for ďŹ rewood at Cherry Point, and trucking loads of seaweed to compost in Anneâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s garden. Peter enjoyed helping others and volunteered in which ever community he called home. When Anne predeceased him in 2000, Peter moved to Penticton where he began a second life rich with friends and laughter. Clowning released the kid within Peter, and with his good friend Minnel Reid, he brought new life to a group of Caring Clowns in Penticton. As Doctor Funny Bones, his creativity seemed to know no bounds. At 87 he pulled off a hat trick of clowning in the Duncan, Victoria Day, and Peachfest parades. He returned again to Cobble Hill in the last years of his life to putter in the garden, chop mountains of ďŹ rewood, and volunteer in the community where he had spent much of his adult life. His memory will be cherished, and playful presence missed. Peter is survived by his sons Kai and Victor, and his daughter-in-law Linda, and granddaughter Sierra. A celebration of his life will be held at 1:00 pm Saturday, March 3, 2012 at St Saviourâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Anglican Church, 150 Orchard Avenue, Penticton . In lieu of ďŹ&#x201A;owers, donations can be made to the BC Cancer Society or the BC Heart and Stroke Foundation.

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CHAMPOUX, Cory Aug. 3, 1966 â&#x20AC;&#x201C; Feb. 15, 2012 It is with great sadness that we announce the sudden accidental passing of Cory Champoux, devoted husband, father, son, brother, nephew, cousin and friend. Cory is survived by his wife Evelyn Koops, sonâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Dustin and Jared Champoux, parents Evelyne and Harold Champoux, brothers Colin (Joann) and Bret (Annette), nieces Kaitlyn Champoux and Madyson Jack, mother and father inlaw Jeannette and Gerrit Koops, brother-in-law Rich Koops, very close friends, Christine Cairns and Werner Hahner, and numerous aunts, uncles and cousins. Cory was born in Terrace, British Columbia but grew up in the south end of the Cowichan Valley. His love of sports began early, playing minor hockey and baseball in Mill Bay. He met the love of his life, Evelyn, in 1990 while playing for the same fastball team, the Psychos. Cory followed Evelynâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s radio career to Terrace and Peace River, eventually moving back to the island in 2000. He was employed at the Duncan Country Grocer and later at Duncan Thrifty Foods where he leaves behind many dear friends and co-workers. Cory had an amazing sense of humour and was known for his love of Monty Python, SNL, movies, books, and beer. He was an avid lover of sports including baseball, NFL and College Basketball. He was an awesome cook and would often be found in the kitchen cooking or on the patio bbqueing new recipes that he had seen on cooking shows such as his favourite Diners, Drive-ins and Dives. Cory was a big kid when it came to roller coasters! On their family vacation in 2009 to Anaheim, he got to ride the best roller coaster ever! at Magic Mountain. Recently, when the family was planning a trip to Hawaii, Coryâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s response was â&#x20AC;&#x153;Thereâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s no roller coasters in Hawaii!â&#x20AC;? However, the true loves of his life were his wife Evelyn and his fantastic sons, Dustin and Jared. Cory recently became active and joined a gym and would often be seen walking around his neighborhood and to and from work. He was also closely involved with his sonsâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; sports, either coaching baseball or helping out with the basketball team or with many of the teamâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s fundraisers. A Celebration of Coryâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Life will be held Sunday, March 4th, 2012 at 1pm at the Crofton Hall, 1681 Robert Rd, Crofton. Refreshments to follow at the Crofton Hall. In lieu of ďŹ&#x201A;owers, donations can be made in his memory to Duncan Minor Baseball Association, Mid Island Mustangs Baseball Club, Duncan Junior Basketball Association or Cowichan T-Birds Basketball Club. â&#x20AC;&#x153;If the sun refused to shine, I would still be loving you. If mountains crumbled to the sea, there would still be you and meâ&#x20AC;? Online condolences can be placed at http://www.hwwallacecbc.com

H.W. Wallace 251 Jubilee St. 250-701-0001

CALL FOR ENTRIES 10TH ANNUAL Kitty Coleman Woodland Art & Bloom Festival. Fine Art and Quality Crafts Juried Show. Presented in a spectacular outdoor setting May 19,20, 21 Applications for Artisans are available at woodlandgardens.ca or phone 250-338-6901

In Loving Memory Dorte Kushner February 28, 2004 We saw you getting tired, when a cure was not to be, Valhalla whispered to you, come to me. In tears we saw you sinking, we watched you fade away. Our hearts were almost broken, you fought so hard to stay. But when we saw you sleeping so peacefully free from pain, We could not wish you back to suffer so much again. Your passing leaves a heartache that will never heal, But your love left a memory that not even death can steal. As the days come and go and the world moves on, Every time I think of your smile, I know youâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;re still here, you never really were gone. We miss you everyday, Love Phil, Trevor and Deanna, Tammy and Kevin, Tristen and Shae, Anika and Hannah

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CROCKART, Sharon Aileen (Sinclair) Sharon passed away suddenly on February 12, 2012. She is survived by her husband Tom, children Ron (Sharon) Crockart, Shelly (Rob) Karadontis, grandchildren Robyn, Amanda, Rachel and Adam, great-grandchildren Keyona, Brayden and Chloe. My heart never felt so much pain, the sky came together and dropped lots of rain. You were in my life for the longest time; now that you're gone your memories remain. Your beautiful smile, the sound of your laugh, your heart of gold. I'll sure miss your gentle warm hugs; you're with God now. He set you free. We will never forget you Nana, may you rest in peace. We love you so much. Written by Robyn. EASTHOM, Elizabeth Passed away peacefully on Monday February 21, 2012 at Cowichan District Hospital at the age of 85. Predeceased by her loving husband Mervyn. Mother to Ann (Tom Tams), Rick (Rose) and John (Brenda). Grandmother to Tom, Lynette, Teresa, Chad, Brandy and Jackie. Proud greatgrandmother to 10 children. Sister to Connie and Bell in Britain. A funeral service will be held at 1:00p.m. Monday February 27, 2012 at St. Johnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Anglican Church 486 Jubilee St. Duncan, BC. Interment at Mt. View Cemetery to follow.

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Friday, February 24, 2012

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LOOKING FOR A WITNESS or witnesses to a transit bus accident on the Lake Cowichan Highway around 7:35 pm on Friday, January 13, 2012. Information specifically in relation to the chair left on the road is important and any information at all would be greatly appreciated. Please contact Eric at (250)715-1557

FOUND IN A WORK GLOVE, at Rona, Cobble Hill, a ring. Please call to identify (250)597-0496

LOST, possibly near the movie theatre, ladies prescription glasses, round lenses in red metal frame, in a black cylindrical case. REWARD! (250)715-0721

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Babysitter available for 1-2 children, ages 2 and up. Gibbins Rd area is preferred. I have taken the babysitting course through Island Savings Centre and have had 4 years experience babysitting. I am 15 years old and am very responsible from a Christian upbringing. Please call my parents and myself for an introductory interview. Chelsea 250-748-5060

LOST - Ladies (brand new) prescription glasses, black & silver Versache frame. Friday night Feb 17th, outside Superstore or Winners parking lot. $100 Reward. Call 748-2768 evenings.

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MISSING: Golden Retriever named “BASIL”. He was released from our yard on Vaux Rd. in Glenora on Feb 12. He was spotted near the Glenora store and surrounding area between Feb 12-15 but nothing since then. He is a very friendly boy, 18 months old, no tattoo, not fixed and not wearing a collar. He answers to “Basil or Mr. B”. His family need him back very badly. Please call if you have found him or have seen him. Reward if found. Please call (250)7480611 The News Leader Pictorial office is holding several sets of “found” keys”, since March 2003. Stop into the office and see if any belong to you. #2-5380 Trans Canada Hwy, Duncan, next to Buckerfields

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ARE YOU a gentleman that is loyal, caring and fun loving...someone who enjoys the company of a lady to share similar interests in live theatre, dining over good conversation and a nice glass of wine, walks along the ocean or in nature, gardening, boating, weekend drives in the countryside; also traveling to interesting places for R & R. Someone who is a N/S, between the ages of 52-64, is financially independent and who cares about others as well as himself. I truly believe life has a deeper and richer meaning when shared with someone special...someone to laugh with, care about and share. I am an educated professional with a heart that is kind, affectionate and fun loving. I am a good listener and genuinely care about others as well as for myself. I believe friendship is a nice beginning...and perhaps from this, something beautiful and long term will blossom. If you find what I share attractive, I would love to hear from you. Please respond to File # A965 c/o The Cowichan News Leader Pictorial, #2-5380 TCH, Duncan, BC V9L 6W4, or email

HAIRDRESSING in your home, Cowichan Valley area. Barb Stewart. 250-748-6568

YOUNG at heart, 47 SWM, looking for a female, 35-51, that likes the outdoors and working out. Camping, hiking, movies and the finer things in life. If sitting at home with the fire and a glass of wine sounds like something that would interest you, please email so that we see if our interests are mutual. Please email me at gullicksonjohn35@yahoo.com.

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In the Matter of Part 3.1 (Administrative Forfeiture) of the Civil Forfeiture Act [SBC 2005, C. 29] the CFA NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN THAT: On September 29, 2009, at Kissinger Lake, BC, Peace Officer(s) of the Conservation Officer Service Branch seized, at the time indicated, the subject property, described as: Tikka T3 30.06 cal. Rifle serial # A52573, on or about 19:26 Hours Heym 30.06 cal. Rifle SR30 serial # 315080, on or about 19:26 Hours Browning 30.06 cal. Rifle Serial # 28406MP354, on or about 19:26 Hours. The subject property was seized because there was evidence that the subject property had been used in the commission of offences under Section 33(2) (Unlawful possession of dead wildlife or parts), Section 26 (1)(c) (Hunt wildlife at a time not within the open season) and Section 81(b) (Use another person’s license) of the Wildlife Act. Notice is hereby given that the subject property, CFO file Number: 2012-891, is subject to forfeiture

under Part 3.1 of the CFA and will be forfeited to the Government for disposal by the Director of Civil Forfeiture unless a notice of dispute is filed with the Director within the time period set out in this notice. A notice of dispute may be filed by a person who claims to have an interest in all or part of the subject property. The notice of dispute must be filed within 60 days of the date upon which this notice is first published. You may obtain the form of a notice of dispute, which must meet the requirements of Section 14.07 of the CFA, from the Director’s website accessible online at www. pssg.gov.bc.ca/civilforfeiture. The notice must be in writing, signed in the presence of a lawyer or notary public, and mailed to the Civil Forfeiture Office, PO Box 9234 Station Provincial Government, Victoria BC V8W 9J1.

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CELEBRATIONS

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 FOODSAFE AT Island Savings Centre, Feb. 25th & March 31st courses 8:30-4:30 $65. 250746-4154 www.saferfood.ca

HELP WANTED ADMINISTRATIVE ASSISTANT P/T 14 hrs/wk. Good communication and people skills essential. Basic accounting and computer skills (incl: Word, Excel & messaging). Experience in a small office as part of a team an asset. Resumes with handwritten cover letter accepted at Duncan United Church office, 246 Ingram St., Mon-Fri, 9:00 - noon Closing date March 2, 2012 Belfor Property Restoration is looking for a full time receptionist. Word and Excel skills are necessary coupled with the ability to multi-task as well will have excellent communication skills both written and oral. You must be able to work independently as well as in a team environment. Resumes accepted until 4:30 pm, February 29, 2012. Please deliver resume with references to #2 3012 Boys Road, Duncan, BC, V9L 6W4 or fax (250)-7460218 Central Tel Ltd is hiring copper and fibre optic cable slicers. Experience preferred but would be willing to train the right applicant. Apply by email to centraltel@shaw.ca or by fax to 250-701-0530 DAIRY FARM in Duncan looking for milker with exp. PT or FT. Phone (250)748-9398 or email resume to riverwater@shaw.ca.

CAREER OPPORTUNITIES

JOE’S AUTOBODY REPAIR in Prince Rupert, BC. Currently has an opening for a Collision Technician and Certified Painter. Must be a team player for this relaxed and friendly,but hard working atmosphere. Wages and moving expenses negotiable. Email resume to: joesauto@citytel.net Fax: 250627-4702. Call: 250-624-1795

WEST ARM GRILL Now hiring experienced servers and line cooks. Apply 2460 Renfrew Rd.

Shawnigan Lake 250-743-2217

Call 250-751-1644

LEMARE LAKE is accepting resumes for the following positions: • Processor Operator • Line Machine Operator • Heavy Duty Mechanics • Welders • Machinists Full time permanent, union wages and camp positions. Please fax resume to 250956-4888 or email office@lemare.ca. LINE COOK required for the Oak & Carriage Pub. Minimum at least 3 years experience. Call Gerry or Lloyd at 250-746-4144 for interview.

PROFESSIONAL SALES ASSOCIATES Interested in SALES? Outgoing? Motivated? Gregg distributors (BC) Ltd. is looking for individuals to fill Outside Sales positions. We offer excellent growth & compensation possibilities. Knowledge of the Industrial and H.D. industries are an asset. Training will be provided to help achieve your full potential. Please fax resumes: (1)250-756-1170 or Visit employment opportunities: www.greggdistributors.ca

BUYING OR SELLING? www.bcclassified.com

CAREER OPPORTUNITIES

Summer Intern

Black Press – Victoria Black Press-Vancouver Island requires a temporary full-time summer intern for its Victoria-based community newspapers. The job term runs for 13 weeks from June through to the end of August. The successful candidate will do general assignment reporting and photography. Night and weekend work is involved and a valid driver’s licence and car is mandatory.

Qualifications This position is open to students and recent graduates (within the last year or two) who are ambitious and who have a strong work ethic and a passion for journalism. Qualifications include a firm grasp of grammar, spelling and newspaper style. Previous reporting experience is an asset. The student is expected to be web savvy, both in their use of social media as a reporting tool, and their ability to tell stories in a multi-platform environment, using video, podcasting and other tools. Interested candidates should send resume, clippings and cover letter by Feb. 29, 2012 to: Kevin Laird Editorial Director-Greater Victoria Black Press 818 Broughton Street Victoria, B.C. V8W 1E4 or e-mail: klaird@blackpress.ca Thank you for your interest. Only those selected for an interview will be contacted.

HOME CARE/SUPPORT CAREGIVER- RCA or equiv (non-smoker) for private home. Mon-Fri, 7:30am-3pm. Looking for highly motivated young energetic person to look after a physically disable adult male. Must be dependable, punctual and be eager to initiate and accept new ideas. Duties include: personal and daily care, therapy, meals, laundry etc. Reply with resumes & references to Drawer #A969 c\o Cowichan News Leader, #2-5380 Island Hwy, Duncan, BC, V9N 2Z7.

VOLUNTEERS Do you ever ask yourself How can _I_ make a difference? Contact us, and together we can plant the seeds of change, because Volunteers Grow Community. 250-748-2133 www.volunteercowichan.bc.ca

ST. JOHN AMBULANCE is looking for leaders for our youth program (6-17 year olds). Must have previous experience (Scouts/Cadets/etc). First aid skills helpful, but not required. Criminal Record Check and screening required. Call Suzanne at 250-746-3919

Looking for a NEW job?

office@cowichannewsleader.com www.blackpress.ca

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with File # A965 in the subject line.

FAMILY SUPPORT WORKER Full time @ 35 hrs/week Qualifications: Post secondary training in counselling or social work. Thorough knowledge of resources in the Cowichan Valley. Good writing skills and computer skills. Ability to keep statistical information and orderly files. Commitment to person wellness. Valid Drivers licence and safe reliable vehicle. Preference will be given to qualified persons of Aboriginal ancestry. Duties: Provide support for Aboriginal families. Provide individual counselling. Facilitate parenting groups. Work from strength based approach. Develop case plans and set goals based on needs of clients. Liaise with organizations on behalf of the clients. Assist clients in exploration and identifying problematic areas of their lives. Referrals based on clients needs. Report to proper authorities when protection issues are identified. Deadline: March 9, 2012 @ 4:00 PM. Submit resume and cover letter with current references to: Laura Belle Elliott - FSW Coordinator, Hiiye`yu Lelum (House of Friendship) Society. P.O. Box 1015, Duncan B.C. V9L 3Y2 or drop off at: #1065462 Trans Canada Highway, Duncan, B.C.

Adult with reliable economical vehicle for early morning door to door deliveries, 6 days a week. Earn $700 every 2 weeks for Ladysmith routes or $560 on Chemainus routes.


Friday, February 24, 2012

HELP WANTED

Cowichan News Leader Pictorial A21

HELP WANTED

HELP WANTED

HELP WANTED

Warmland Housing Manager

Deliver the News Leader Pictorial on Wednesdays & Fridays AND SHAPE UP

PERMANENT CARRIERS REQUIRED ON THE FOLLOWING ROUTES: CHEMAINUS 455850 – View St (56 papers) 455902 – Cochrane, Maxwell, Robertson, Victoria (38 papers) 455952 – Chapman, McKay, Victoria (31 papers) COWICHAN BAY 253502 – Botwood, 1659-1846 Cowichan Bay Rd, Wessex (71 papers) CROFTON 503602 – Babine Pl/Rd, Osborne Bay Rd, Peterson (39 papers) 503700 – Arthur, Chaplin, Edmund, Elizabeth, Meagan, Musgrave, Robert, York (52 papers) SHAWNIGAN LAKE 354275 – Ravenhill, Skrimshire (42 papers)

*all paper counts are approximates

CALL LARA NOW Extension 224

250-746-4471 CAREER OPPORTUNITIES

CAREER OPPORTUNITIES

Warmland House in the Cowichan Valley is a purpose built facility that contains 30 emergency shelter beds to house the homeless as well as 24 transitional housing apartments for people living with mental illness or addictions issues who need some support in transitioning back into the community. The Warmland Housing Manager oversees the dayto-day operation and maintenance of Warmland by performing duties such as developing and ensuring adherence to residence policies and procedures, supervising staff, budgeting, community development, and ensuring residence maintenance and safety.

REAL ESTATE

WORK WANTED

GARAGE SALES

HOUSES FOR SALE

HUSBAND FOR HIRE. Nothing but the best. Carpenter, plumber, painter, electrician, pressure washing. Just ask my wife! Call 250-746-4493 or 250-709-1111

DUNCAN, Sat Feb 25, 8 - 1, 5932 Stonehaven Dr., off Old Lake Cowichan Rd., just past hospital. Rain or Shine! Tools, bicycle parts, weights, cabinets & more odds n sods!!!

PERSONAL SERVICES

GARAGE SALES * Great bargains

ART/MUSIC/DANCING ODESSA’S ART by appointment. Call 1-250-748-1347 (Duncan). odessaj@shaw.ca

FINANCIAL SERVICES

Quali¿cations: • Bachelor’s degree in Social Work or equivalent • Recent related experience of four years • Sound judgment and excellent problem solving/ crisis management skills • Intermediate PC skills in using Microsoft Of¿ce • Valid Driver’s License and access to a car • Demonstrated supervision and management skills • Good understanding and knowledge of mental illness, addictions, trauma and concurrent disorders. • Knowledge and demonstrated experience in program planning, implementation and evaluation skills. • Ability to communicate effectively orally and in writing with funders, staff, clients and caregivers. • Strong community development experience • Budget preparation and monitoring skills.

CONNECTING JOB SEEKERS AND EMPLOYERS www.bcjobnetwork.com CAREER OPPORTUNITIES

CAREER OPPORTUNITIES

Teck is a diversified resource company committed to responsible mining and mineral development with major business units focused on copper, metallurgical coal, zinc and energy. The operation at Trail, British Columbia, is one of the world’s largest and most efficient integrated zinc and lead smelters. Further information about Teck can be found at www.teck.com. We are currently seeking qualified individuals in the roles of: -ILLWRIGHT )NDUSTRIAL)NSTRUMENT-ECHANIC -ETAL4RADES-ETAL&ABRICATOR "OILERMAKER )RONWORKER 7ELDER 0OWER%NGINEERSTH RDANDNDCLASSLEVEL 3TEAMlTTER 0IPElTTER )NDUSTRIAL%LECTRICIAN

Applicants must hold an Inter-Provincial Red Seal Endorsement or Power Engineering certification and have a valid driver’s license. Applicants will be required to participate in an assessment process designed to measure fitness, aptitudes and personal attributes. Trail, situated in the West Kootenay region of southeastern B.C., boasts a moderate climate, reasonably priced housing, and a regional population of 30,000. Residents have access to excellent health care and medical facilities, first-rate schools and a regional college. This picturesque community also offers a wide range of outstanding indoor and outdoor recreational opportunities including golfing, boating, fishing, hiking, camping and world class skiing, all at your doorstep. To learn more about the Greater Trail area visit www.lcic.ca. Teck offers an attractive compensation and benefit package including relocation assistance. Teck Metals Ltd. is committed to employment equity and all qualified individuals are encouraged to submit their resume, a copy of their Grade 12 or GED certificate, a copy of their WHMIS certification and Interprovincial trade’s qualification by &EBRUARY . To apply, visit the Teck website at http://www.teck.com/careers and select location - Trail Operations. We thank all applicants in advance, however, only those selected for an interview will be contacted. Teck Metals Ltd. supports a non-smoking environment.

* All local, in COWICHAN!

MAPLE BAY: Sat. Feb. 25, 9:00-noon, at 6010 Salish (Properties). After that, Bings. Construction leftovers. Lumber. Hardware. Steel and plastic pipes. Creosote. Diesel Fuel Conditioner. Power tools. Tiles. Range hood. Nothing more than $10.

Email resume by March 9th 2012 to anne.hodge@cmha.bc.ca or fax 250-748-2606. For a more detailed job description please visit our web site at www.cowichanvalley.cmha.bc.ca

Teck Opportunities

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MERCHANDISE FOR SALE

JEWELS, FURS

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

BUY, SELL, Watches, Estate Jewellery, Gold, Diamonds, Repairs, Custom designs. St. Thomas Gold & Silver, 895 Fort Street, Victoria, 250-3807698.

LEGAL SERVICES

MISCELLANEOUS FOR SALE

CRIMINAL RECORD?

7-PC Teak wall unit. 8’Lx7’Tx26” deep. Custom built. $400 OBO.250-709-2191

Guaranteed Record Removal since 1989. Confidential, Fast, & Affordable. Our A+BBB Rating assures EMPLOYMENT & TRAVEL FREEDOM. Call for FREE INFO. BOOKLET

1-8-NOW-PARDON (1-866-972-7366) RemoveYourRecord.com

PETS PETS YORKY Havanese X pups $400. (250)743-4919 or (250)701-8219

MERCHANDISE FOR SALE FRIENDLY FRANK LARGE CHEST freezer, $25. 2 new unique dolls, $25/each. (250)715-0894.

Desk and chair $100, 2 chest of drawers, $60-80, antique single day bed w/mattress, $100, OBO. (250) 710-2755 HERITAGE PAWN BARGAINS!! 2006 Honda CBR 600RR6 Limited Edition motorcycle, NAD stereo system, Samsung 32” LCD, 34” Leather motorcycle pants, U-Boat belly boat, mini bar fridge. 430 Whistler. 250-746-9810. heritagepawnbrokers.com HOT TUB (SPA) COVERS. Best price. Best quality. All shapes & colours available. 1-866-652-6837 www.thecoverguy.com/newspaper?

HOMES WANTED

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

MOBILE HOMES & PARKS BEAUTIFUL OCEAN view mobile home in quiet Edgewater Terrace located in Cowichan Bay. 3 bdrms, 1.5 bath, nicely updated throughout, including windows, furnace, etc. $84,900. Call 250-597-7847.

RENTALS APARTMENT/CONDO

FUEL/FIREWOOD 5 CORDS of Mill ends, $295 delivered. Or you pick up, $50 pickup load. Call us at (250)416-0069. DRY FIR FIREWOOD for sale. Split & delivered. $200 cord. (250)510-0412. FIR and CEDAR firewood for sale, $195 cord. Phone 250749-4180 SEASONED DRY FIR, split, delivered, cut to length, $200 delivered, Ladysmith to Mill Bay. (250)597-3760 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.

2 BDRM apt located in Tansor Industrial Park, F/S, W/D, elec/gas heat, large sundeck, N/P. Avail now. $800. 250701-1914 or (250)701-1919 2-BDRM WATERFRONT apt., Cow. Bay / Cherry Point area. Quiet, cat ok. $750./mo. Avail now. Brian (250)715-8875.

GARAGE SALES

COBBLE HILL HALL SUNDAY MARKET Running every Sunday unless otherwise posted. Need table? (250)743-7018

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Try our BEST BUY Three BC Regions, Vancouver Island, Lower Mainland and Interior, 77 newspapers, over 1 million combined circulation

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2 SUITES in 4 plex on Askew Creek, near high school. HUGE 2 bedroom $1200. Smaller 1 bedroom $585. No smoking, but pets okay. Call Tiffany to view, 250-416-0112 CENTRAL LOCATION, Bachelor, 1 & 2 bdrms, balcony, F/S, hot water, parking, pet considered, $525$850/mo. Call 250-748-7764.


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Friday, February 24, 2012

RENTALS

RENTALS

RENTALS

RENTALS

RENTALS

RENTALS

RENTALS

APARTMENT/CONDO

APARTMENT/CONDO

APARTMENT/CONDO

APARTMENT/CONDO

APARTMENT/CONDO

APARTMENT/CONDO

APARTMENT/CONDO

$500/MO STARTING- weekly available, many apartment types, furnished, w/common kitchen. All utils, internet included. FREE local calls, No Credit Checks. Call Motel, 250-748-0661, (Duncan).

DUNCAN: 2-BDRM Condo, 2nd floor, corner unit. 5 appl’s, new laminate floors. N/S. 2524 Lewis St. Avail. immediately. $850./mo, lease. Pls call (250)477-8046,(250)883-3204.

Ladysmith: bachelor, 1 & 2 bdrm suites from $700/mo incl. heat & hot water, ocean views, completely renovated, new management, on trolly route, small pets ok. 250-668-9086.

SMALL PET OK Adult oriented, near Cowichan Aquatic Centre. 1 bdrm, main floor, Laminate flooring, fresh paint. Rent inclds heat & hot water. (250) 748-1304.

PARKLAND PLACE 620 Dobson Road 250-748-0496

DUNCANAvailable now! Clean 1 bdrm+ den, in suite W/D, F/S, D/W. N/S. Small pet negotible. Suits responsible tenant(s). References required. $725. (250)746-7389.

(250)748-3729

Chemainus: Lockwood Villa, well kept bldg, 1 bdrm $625, 2 bdrm 2 balcony $750, incl. heat & hot water, sm pets welcome.Karen 250-709-2765.

HOMES FOR RENT

HOMES FOR RENT

ROWAN PROPERTY MANAGEMENT LTD. (Agent for the Owner) Office: 250-748-9090 rowanproperty@shaw.ca

¾ 7-7744 Mays Rd, Duncan $575 2 BR condo w/ 2 apps, basic cable incl. ¾ 8-2516 Alexander St, Duncan $650 1 BR condo w/ 4 apps, walk to town ¾ 10122 Victoria Rd, Chemainus $795 2 BR sxs duplex w/4 apps,fenced backyard ¾ 2-660 Jubilee St, Duncan $825 3 BR 1.5 bath townhouse w/ 4 apps ¾ 3103’A’ Agira Rd, Duncan $995 3 BR 2 bth sxs duplex w/ 4 apps, gazebo ¾ 3041 Henry Rd, Chemainus $1000 3 BR home w/ 4 apps, 2 car garage ¾ 2908 Jonas Way, Chemainus $1000 3 BR 2.5 bth sxs duplex w/ 5 apps, garage ¾ 5799 Chesterfield Ave, Duncan $1195 3 BR 2 bth home w/ 4 apps, garage ¾ 1808 Stamps Rd, Duncan $1200 2BR 2bth cottage on country estate,5 apps ¾ 1620 Wilmot Ave, Shaw Lk $1400 3 BR 2 bth home w/5apps,shed,dbl garage ¾ 1737 Ordano Rd, Cow Bay$1500 + water 3 BR 2.5 bth home w/ 6 apps, $750 rebate ¾ 2428 Liggett Rd, Mill Bay $1600 + water 3 BR 4 bth home w/ 7 apps, in-law suite For further info please visit our website at: www.rowanproperty.ca

CROFTON- 2 bdrm, bright, in suite lndry, parking. (Immed) $780 + utils. 250-210-0756. DUNCAN: 1 & 2-bdrm, 5 appls, close to School, Hospital and bus route. $650-$800 utils. Lv msg: 250-597-4018. DUNCAN: 2 bdrm condo, avail. Mar. 1st, 5 appls, quiet responsible, N/S. Close to all ammens. $850/mo + util’s. N/P please. Call (250)748-5509. DUNCAN- 2 bdrm, stove natural gas. NS/NP. Avail Now. $850+ heat & cable. Call Gerry (250)746-4144, (250)715-6218 DUNCAN: 55+ condo, clean, bright, 2 bdrm, 5 appl’s, gas F/P, storage, secure level entry, walk to shopping, small pet ok. $795. Call (250)746-5669.

SPORTS & IMPORTS

LOVELY 1 & 2-BDRM suites, Central Duncan, seniors oriented bldg, heat included, N/S, N/P. Please call Art at 250-746-7241.

FREE Heat, hotwater & parking. Low hydro. Walking distance to: Shopping, Restaurants, Malaspina College, Pubs, Chances Casino. Quiet building with video security. Adjacent to 27 acres of parkland including playing fields, walking trails, swimming holes & fishing.

MAPLE GROVE APTS. 3271 Cowichan Lake Rd 2 & 3 Bedroom Units _____________________

3200 sq.ft. Commerical Building for Lease. Excellent exposure Located by a busy intersection on Alberni Hwy, Extra Large 14ft x 20ft roll up doors, locked compound. $1,800.00 per month 250-954-9547

Call (250) 710-7515 to view MEADES CREEK- 2 bdrm suite, lrg yrd, prkg, on bus route, pets ok, lndry. $575. Call (250)210-0756. One bedroom in Duncan. $650 per month. Non-smoker. 3 References & damage deposit required. Front apartment above Island Mediquip next to 49th grocery store. (250)748-0190

DUNCAN, 1 bdrm cabin, F/S, W/D, $600/mo + util. 10 min south of town. 250-746-4308

DUPLEXES/4PLEXES DUNCAN- LRG, fully reno’d 3 bdrm, 1.5 bath, self cleaning oven, 5 appls, fenced & priv yard, fruit trees, country kitchen, utility room, lrg living room, 2 car prkng, quiet area, on bus route, near hospital, $1150 mo. Call (250)597-3529 or 250-510-4372.

MODULAR HOMES

(250)710-7515 250-748-3412

748-1541

COTTAGES

MILL BAY 1 bedroom cabin $750/mth includes hydro. 250715-6502

SHAUGHNESSY GARDENS 3251 Cowichan Lake Rd. Clean 1 and 2 bdrm units. Full size fridge, stove & dishwasher. Carpet & linoleum, window coverings, fireplace. Quiet, well maintained bldg with elevator & sauna. Close to Schools & Hospitals. To view call Dorcas

•Duals •Custom •3/4 & 1 Ton muffers Trucks •Stainless •All Vehicles Steel & Aluminized •Exhaust Pipe Accessories

AVAILABLE NOW 7000 sq.ft. store front with excellent exposure, overhead doors, ample parking. 250-748-9622

DUNCAN: PRIVATE RV, near town, quiet, NS/NP, small pet nego., $425. 250-597-3756.

Rowan Property Management Ltd. Has a large selection of homes & apartments for rent in the Cowichan Valley. Visit us at www.rowanproperty.ca or call (250)748-9090

SPECIALIZING IN CUSTOM BENDING

Now in our 21st Year

COMMERCIAL/INDUSTRIAL

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SPORTS & IMPORTS

APARTMENTS FURNISHED DUNCAN- (8 km north) Furnished studio apartment, on 8 acres. Laundry, satellite, heat, hydro. $575. (250)748-1310.

*Heat & Hot water included *Family oriented *Clean & quiet *Renovated units *Indoor Pets welcome *Onsite Laundry Facilities

BRONSON MUFFLER LTD.

MUFFLERS

DUNCAN: 1 bdrm & 2 bdrm suites Close to Beverly Corners, 4 blks to University, on bus route. Updated; new flooring, new paint & some new fixtures. $625 & $700. Heat/hot water included. NS/NP. Refs.

DUNCAN in town, avail Mar 1st., quiet 2 bdrm apt. 6 appliances, $900-$950. 250-2466626 or 250-746-4016

NEW Mill Bay Mobile Home. 1000sqft, 2Br/2Ba. Fridge, Stove, Dw & laundry hook-up, sm. yard. No Smk. Pets Neg. 2 homes available. $900. Call Ash 1-250-661-4066

WE’RE ON THE WEB

2955 BOYS RD., DUNCAN Owner/Operator OPEN: Mon.-Fri. 9-5 pm CHRIS MOORE

Service Directory 9OURCOMPLETEGUIDETO0ROFESSIONAL3ERVICESINTHE#OWICHAN6ALLEY

HOME/BUSINESS SERVICES

HOME/BUSINESS SERVICES

HOME/BUSINESS SERVICES

HOME/BUSINESS SERVICES

HOME/BUSINESS SERVICES

HOME/BUSINESS SERVICES

HOME/BUSINESS SERVICES

ACCOUNTING/TAX/ BOOKKEEPING

CLEANING SERVICES

ELECTRICAL

HAULING AND SALVAGE

LANDSCAPING

PLUMBING

STUCCO/SIDING

Austerman Business Services Bookkeeping. 250-3243357. Specializing in Trades: Honest & Affordable

FRIENDLY, EXPERIENCED housekeeper, shopper $20 hr. 2 Hr. min. Tues-Fri, Bondable. Call Debbie 250-748-3059

250-743-0326. ELECTRICIAN Licensed and bonded. Reasonable rates, free estimates, upgrades & renos. Call Kelly.

WESTCOAST FOUNTAINS

STUCCO - Including small jobs and refacing old stucco. Guaranteed. 250-715-5883

EXCEL BOOKKEEPING SERVICES. Small to medium businesses. (250)597-1313.

COMPUTER SERVICES

HANDYPERSONS

www.westcoastfountains.ca

A SERVICE PLUMBER. Licence, Insured. Drains, HWT, Reno’s, Repairs. Senior Discounts. After Hour Service. Call Coval Plumbing, 250709-5103.

QUICKBOOKS BOOKKEEPING & training for sm business and personal records, reliable service. Lynn 250-732-3605.

ABLE COMPUTER REPAIR In-home service. Seniors’ discount. Nico 250-746-6167

CARPENTRY

FENCING

ALL YOU NEED IN PRINT AND ONLINE

PAINTING PAT THE PAINTER. Small jobs ok. 25 years exp. Seniors discount. Call 250-246-0248.

HAULING AND SALVAGE

250-510-4745

DAVID GALE Construction, for all your renovation needs. 26 yr. exp. 250-746-9956 www.davidgaleconstruction.ca EXPERT JOURNEYMAN carpenter, 30 yrs exp. For all carpentry facets. 250-732-3605.

ALL RUBBISH removal, small renovations, deck work, carpentry, painting, plumbing, and evestrough cleaning. Seniors discount. Ian 250-743-6776.

A1 Hauling/Delivery

COMPLETE carpentry & building service. Interior & exterior. Stairs, decks, reno’s, pressure washing, windows, gutter cleaning & repairs. Free estimates. Larry (250) 701-1362

See your dreams become reality! Tony 250-741-6646

HOME IMPROVEMENTS

Furniture Office Equipment Appliances Tenant Leftovers Yard Waste Lumber Yard P/U Rubbish Construction Debris

JOURNEYMAN CARPENTER 28 yrs. exp. - Renos or New. Reliable. (250)616-0990.

Small Moving Jobs Welcome

HOUSEHOLD SERVICES

Free Estimates 14 yrs. Experience

ELECTRICAL

Bob’s Hauling & Free Pickup

1A ELECTRICIAN, licenced, bonded, Small Jobs Specialist, panel upgrades and renos. All work guaranteed since 1989. Rob at 250-732-PLUG (7584).

250-743-5119 250-361-7889

Metal, batteries, wine & liquor bottles, pop & beer tins, juice containers.

* Gutters * Windows * Siding * Moss treatment * Pressure washing Mill Bay/Duncan 250-743-3306 Chemainus/Ladysmith 250-324-3343

PAVING/SEAL/COATING

Highway Asphalt Sealer Free Demonstration (oil based industrialized) Commercial & Residential Parking lots, driveways, any size, surface prepped and spray sealed.

60-70% off while stock lasts! For further info please call

(250) 510-0446 and get your free demo today!!

WE’RE ON THE WEB

TREE SERVICES

P.M.

TREE SERVICES PROFESSIONAL PRUNING of fruit trees & application of dormant spray by Certified Applicator. Call Jens, ISA Certified Arborist, Beechwood Tree Service. (250)715-7910.

TREE SERVICES

MOBILE MILLING LTD.

Custom On Site Milling, Siding, Fencing, Beams, Lumber Grading, Lumber Sales, Cedar, Fir & Clears Excavator c/w Thumb Fully Insured NOW AVAILABLE! custom cedar fence panels

250-743-8284 or pmmill@telus.net


Friday, February 24, 2012

Cowichan NewsPictorial Leader PictorialA23 A23 Fri, Feb 24, 2012 Cowichan News Leader

RENTALS

RENTALS

TRANSPORTATION

HOMES FOR RENT

SUITES, LOWER

RECREATIONAL VEHICLES FOR SALE

COBBLE HILL- 3 bdrm home, 2 bath, cozy insert F/P, double garage on shared acreage. $1400+ utils. Call 250-7018776 or (250)598-0624. COBBLE HILL (very private, near Mill Bay), charming spacious 2 bdrm, 1 bath home, 4 appl’s, wood/electric heat, NS/NP, $1150 + utilities. Ref’s. (250)701-2400 COWICHAN BAY, 1/2 acre, 3 bdrm, 2 bath, split level, F/S/DW. Pet considered, Mar 1st. $1095. (250)746-6835 COWICHAN BAY, 3 bdrm mobile, 5 appl’s, $875/mo. Mar 1. (250)746-6974 DUNCAN 3BDRM duplex near Hospital, new flooring, paint. F/S, W/D. $1100 utils incl. Avail Feb. 15. Refs, N/P. Call (778) 422-0078. DUNCAN 4-BDRM, new renovation, 1600 sq ft, bright, lrg yard, sxs duplex near hospital, schools. N/S. $1200.+ utils. Call 250-710-9769. DUNCAN, IN Town, 4-5 bdrm house with carport. Full basement, includes- Washer, Dryer, Fridge, Stove, Blinds. N/S, N/P, $1250 mo. Year lease. Call 250-748-2424. LAKE COW. Reno’d 5 bdrm home (or 2 sep. suites). WD, garage, woodstove, $1400. + utils. 1-250-220-2099.

CROFTON, 1 bdrm, 900 sq ft, priv ent, walk-in closet, wheelchair friendly, F/S, D/W, W/D, next to the Seawalk, N/S, N/P, avail March. 1, $650 mo. Call 250-732-6282.

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ifteen members of the Duncan Stingrays performed incredibly well in races during the Swim B.C. Provincial AA short course swimming championships at Chilliwack. Coach Leanne Sirup noted the goal going into the competition for the swimmers was to obviously race to the best of their ability, ¿rst and foremost. She also tried to instill con¿dence and discipline in the swimmers. Sticking to their own race strategies, Sirup believed, would work well while ensuring their competitiveness. There’s always a ¿ne line between the ¿rst and eighth swimmers — usually less than a body length — in races at this level. It was encouraging for Sirup to see the greater numbers on the team — up from 10 last year — and swimmers climbing in the rankings. Seven of the 15 competed at this level for the ¿rst time. The group included: Olivia Campbell, James OgiharaKertz, Malia Prystupa, Montana Prystupa, Savanah VanNieuwkerk, Esmee Zinkan and Robyn Zinkan. All seven did well, according to Sirup, achieving three personal bests each. Teddy Zinkan, Robyn Zinkan, VanNieuwkerk, OgiharaKertz, Jeremy Kissack, Cecilia Johnson and Campbell all

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attained 100 per cent personal best times. Chelsea Langelo and Rosie Lee both had just one event that wasn’t a personal best. Esmee Zinkan, Montana Prystupa, Malia Prystupa, Haakon Koyote and Dominique Austin were two events short of personal best perfection. Adara Atsma made personal bests in all but three events. The ¿rst provincial AAA qualifying time for Koyote, 14, was one of the event highlights. It came in the 100-metre backstroke after a time of 1:10.21, just 0.02 seconds under the qualifying time. Teddy Zinkan won his 200 I.M., coming from behind to beat the second-place swimmer by 0.03 seconds. OgiharaKertz was third and earned a bronze medal in the same race. Medalists and ¿nalists included: Ogihara-Kertz, top three in all three events with silver in the 100 Ày and 200 Ày and bronze in the 200 I.M.; Teddy Zinkan, top six in all ¿ve events with one gold, one silver and two bronze; Kissack, top six in all ¿ve events with one bronze in the 400 free; Esmee Zinkan, top seven in all ¿ve events; Koyote, top nine in all seven events with gold in the 100 back and 200 back; Langelo, silver in the 100 Ày; Robyn Zinkan, bronze in the 50 free and 400 I.M.; Johnson, bronze in the 800 free; and the 12 and under team of VanNieuwkerk, Campbell, Montana Prystupa and Robyn Zinkan won bronze during the 4x50 free relay.


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Chance to wrap up Div. 1 soccer title will have to wait for Cowichan

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Cowichan LMG Pringle will have to wait a little longer for a chance to wrap up first place in Div. 1 of the Vancouver Island Soccer League. Cowichan’s final league game at Sooke Tuesday night was postponed. “Their field was just not playable,’’ said Cowichan manager and former

goalkeeper of the team Kevin James, pictured. It was too late to secure another field at the last minute. The game likely won’t be played now until the first week of March — if at all. Gordon Head, the only team that can catch Cowichan, plays its final

league game March 2 against Gorge. If Gordon Head loses or ties, Cowichan’s last game won’t even be necessary. “Our destiny’s in our hands,’’ said James. “At the same time, that game will be played before us.’’ Cowichan plays at Div. 2 Salt Spring Saturday in the Jackson Cup.

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asty weather tested the mettle of Cowichan Rugby Club players Saturday. Cowichan women overcame the strain of the rain to drain Kamloops 19-7 in a Big Kahunas Div. 1 B.C. Women’s rugby game at the Herd Road Grounds. Cassie Stevens scored two tries, both converted by Caity Genereaux. Carolyn Gudmundseth, who stepped up to play Ày half, scored the other try. “It was great to have not only a full squad, but we had two spares,’’ noted Cowichan’s Sherry Spence. Kara Galbraith was outstanding at fullback in the victory. She made some great kicks and tackles. Nenagh McCulloch returned to the forwards and made some nice runs while also stealing important defensive ball. The Div. 1 Cowichan men were on the road at Bayside where they ran across a powerful opponent and trying conditions. “They’re pretty big, they’re pretty good and it was absolutely freezing,’’ said Cowichan coach Ian Murray. Cowichan had a nice turnout of 20 guys for a road game, but were simply overmatched. “They were just a lot better,’’ said Murray matter-offactly. Cowichan didn’t fare too bad in the ¿rst half. “The ¿rst scrum we pushed them all over the place,’’ said Murray. There was no scoring for nearly half an hour when Bayside broke loose for a couple of quick tries. Just before halftime, Cowichan closed to within 10-5 when Peter Budina kicked ahead to Owen Wood, who also kicked forward once and then pounced on the ball for the try. “The second half didn’t go too well,’’ said Murray. “They used their park well. They kicked well in the second half to the corner and hemmed us in.’’ Cowichan has a bye this week.

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attling for top spot is bringing out the best in the Cowichan Valley Soccer Association’s Under 17 Silver girls. Cowichan made another great step toward the league title by beating Peninsula 3-1 last weekend. Emily Jackson, Holly Robinson and Courtney Jones scored the goals while Chelsea Dunaway provided the team with outstanding goalkeeping. In other girls’ action, Cowichan U16 Silver lost a hard-fought game to the Saanich Fusion 2-1. Cowichan beat Gorge 4-1 in Andrew Leong Hanging onto the ball for dear life is Cowichan’s Kara Galbraith and she’s not about to let go of it without a Äght despite the best ef- U13 Gold, Cowichan (Large) blanked Gorge 7-0 in U14 forts of Caitie Ryan from Kamloops during women’s rugby action Saturday at the Herd Road Grounds. Silver and Cowichan (Poirier) The Div. 3 men had better conditions Sunday for their converted by Kyle Hall, after several ruthless phases of trounced Juan de Fuca by the same 7-0 score in U15 Silver. game against the rival Comox Kickers. possession. Boys’ results were: U13 Gold After being whitewashed by the Kickers earlier in the The backs then exerted pressure after some strong — Gorge 4, Cowichan 3; U14 season, Cowichan came out to prove a point and did tackles on defence. Tyson Stoochnoff scored two exactly that in a 28-17 win. further tries and two conversions, with Adam Nicholas Bronze — Cowichan 9, Bays United 0; U17 Silver — Cow“The combination of power in the forwards and pace adding a try and Hall a conversion. ichan Titans 9, Lakehill 1 and in the backs had a signi¿cant effect on the game,’’ noted “There was some outstanding rugby displayed by Cowichan manager Tom Fogarty. both teams on the day,’’ raved Fogarty. “It is great to be U18 Silver — Cowichan 1, Bays United 1. Comox broke the deadlock with a breakaway try. getting more consistency in terms of numbers and we Bays were shorthanded for the But the Cowichan forwards put in the hard work that are looking to continue to improve our performances U14 Bronze game. eventually paid off with a try by Jarrod Arnasson, up until playoffs in May.’’

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Breaking the press a pressing concern Mount Prevost: Boys will have a few weeks to practice before heading to provincial Grade 9 tournament Don Bodger

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Tyler Hudson of Mount Prevost goes high for the rebound over Jackson Hooke and Dexter Michaels of Brentwood College during a game Feb. 8. Prevost led 31-10 at the half and won 56-21.

ount Prevost’s Grade 9 boys’ basketball team set a goal of making it to the provincial tournament at the start of the season. Mission accomplished. Prevost quali¿ed for the provincials taking place in Kitsilano in March by ¿nishing second during what Prevost coach Tyler Ralfs called an “interesting’’ island tournament at Vanier. There were only six teams so it ran as a round robin with two pools. Prevost faced Phoenix from Campbell River and Dover Bay in its pool. Dover beat Phoenix by double digits ¿rst and then Prevost took

on Phoenix in its ¿rst game. “We played by far our worst game of the year, losing by eight,’’ noted Ralfs. “We struggled with their press and their team fed off our turnovers. They de¿nitely held momentum for most of the game. “We did manage to claw back to within one but couldn’t get over the hump.’’ Ralfs said it was a tough loss to swallow. “I think we were guilty of looking past them and they brought their best game of the year while we played our worst.’’ That meant Prevost had to come up big two hours later against Dover. And that’s exactly what happened, with Prevost winning by 12. “This caused problems for the tournament director, as each of the three teams in our pool won a game,’’ noted Ralfs.

First, second and third was decided by point differential and Prevost wound up on top by one point. The result pitted Prevost against Maaqtusiis from Ahousat in the semi¿nal Saturday morning. Travis McDonald came through with 20 points, Tyler Hudson had 10 and Jared Champoux played sparkling defence and contributed key assists. Maaqtusiis hit a layup to take a one-point lead with six seconds left. Prevost ran an in-bounds play to Hudson and he was fouled with no time left. Hudson made one free throw to send the game into overtime. Prevost jumped ahead six points in overtime, but Maaqtusiis clawed back again. Prevost hung on to win by one, assuring a trip to the ¿nal and nabbing one of the two berths into the provincials.

St. Michael’s was the opposition for the ¿nal and utilized its press to full advantage to win by 20. “They watched our ¿rst game against Phoenix and saw how we struggled with the press,’’ observed Ralfs. “They pressed hard for the majority of the game.’’ The teams split two previous meetings. McDonald was named to the tournament all-star team and Prevost’s Callan Rakimov was third in the three-point contest. Prevost will have lots of time to practice before the provincials and the press break is going to be an obvious area of concentration. “If we can do a better job of handling pressure in the backcourt, I think we can compete with anyone in the province, as a lot of teams struggle with our size and athleticism,’’ offered Ralfs.

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bars, horizontal bars and ¿rst allaround. Holly Ellison of Kelsey and Madeline Gareau from Prevost won three medals each in Level 2. Ellison placed ¿rst on the Àoor, second on vault and third allaround while Gareau took ¿rst on the vault, second on beam, third on bars and fourth overall. Jade Canning of Bonner grabbed three medals in Level 1 in her ¿rst meet, including gold on beam, third on bars and third overall. The valley group earned a total of 32 medals overall. Ariel Gamble of Bonner placed second on the Àoor and third on beam in Level 2. Best results for Patrick Cools of

Prevost in Level 2 included second on the Àoor and vault and third on horizontal bars and all-around. Melissa Lewis of Kelsey claimed third on vault and Àoor in Level 2. Georgia Bowdery’s top placing was sixth on bars in Level 1. Best results for the rest of the Cowichan group were: Twyla Downey (second on beam, third on vault Level 1 senior); Wendy McAfee (fourth on beam Level 3); Nikole Simons (third on vault Level 3); Kaitlynn Woodard (third on Àoor Level 4); Cassidy Fernandes (second on Àoor Level 4) and Will Slang (¿rst on vault, third on rings and parallel bars Level 2). The provincials are at Burnaby March 8 to 10 for quali¿ers.

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mazing performances by valley high school gymnasts secured spots on the provincial team during Central Island zone trials at Powell River. The high school program consists of representatives from Cowichan Secondary, Frances Kelsey, Mount Prevost and George Bonner. What keeps the program running is the support of schools and volunteer coaches and the donation of gym time by the Duncan Dynamics Gymnastics Club, according to coach Rhonda Dale.

Practices are typically held after school at Quamichan School and the program is open for students in Grades 8 to 12 to try out every October. “High school gymnastics offers ¿ve levels of competition for boys and girls with a level for all students from the beginner to the highly skilled,’’ pointed out Dale. Students train ¿ve to six hours per week and compete in three meets during the season. The Central Island trials were the second and the commitment level the students need to make the provincials is huge. Adam Morris from Cowichan earned ¿ve gold medals in Level 1, winning the Àoor, pommel, parallel

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Newman’s hat trick a positive sign despite Islanders’ 7-3 defeat Kerry Park Islanders fell 7-3 to the Comox Valley Glacier Kings Tuesday night in the first game of the Vancouver Island Junior Hockey League playoffs. Jake Newman, pictured, did more than his fair share for the Islanders. He scored all three goals but no one else could find the net.

Newman scored just 11 goals in 38 regular season games but he’s off to one of those John Druce-style playoff starts. Newman opened the scoring on a power play just 4:24 into the game, but Comox came back on the strength of two goals by former Cowichan Valley

Capitals’ forward Jackson Garrett to take a 3-1 lead after the first period and never looked back. Captain Cole Thomson and Conner Morgan both had two assists. The second game was played Thursday at Kerry Park Arena. Game three is Saturday in Courtenay.

Duncan Skating Club creating magic on the ice Enter the kingdom: Carriage and castle set the scene Don Bodger

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he magic begins as soon as you walk in the door. A fairy tale setting is sure to capture the imagination of spectators during the Duncan Skating Club’s production of A Magical Kingdom On Ice. Shows are at 2 and 7 p.m. next Saturday, March 3 at the Island Savings Centre Arena. “Our lobby is going to be transformed into the Magical Kingdom,’’ said DSC president Sheri Luckhurst. Passing through Cinderella’s carriage is the ¿rst step to get into the arena. “You’re looking at the carriage when you come in and you have to walk through it,’’ said Roger Walker, who’s the head of the heavy-duty lightweight construction. The show’s ¿ve different phases — Cars, Snow White, Toy Story, Beauty and the Beast and Cinderella — will be showcased in the lobby through the efforts of Anne Polack. “We’ve got it staged so every story we’re doing is going to be represented in the lobby,’’ said Luckhurst. “Because we have a lot of boys this year, it was neat to incorporate Cars and Toy Story.’’ A huge castle will adorn the far end of the arena in front of the curtain where the skaters appear. “The castle’s large, 28 feet wide and 26 feet tall,’’ said Walker. “It’s taken some minor engineering to get it built.’’ Walker, Curt Haugen and crew will have two hours to assemble all the pieces on the day of the show. A painting party with coach Marcie Walker and skaters at her parents’ household put some colour to the prop. “It’s all very light,’’ said Roger Walker. “It’s just ¿guring out how to get it all to ¿t together is the challenging part.’’ It’s just an example of the major teamwork required off the ice to make the necessary preparations.

“It takes a huge amount of volunteers to pull off a show and many of the parents are helping out,’’ said Luckhurst. Tammy Gurski is the ice show chair. Marcie Walker and Lorraine Francisty are the directors and choreographers. After costume arrangements were completed, the skaters have been diligently perfecting their routines. Skating out from underneath the castle is impressive to the skaters. “It’s really cool, really awesome,’’ said senior skater Caitlyn Luckhurst, 13, a Grade 8 Queen of Angels School student. Luckhurst is portraying the Wicked

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Shawnigan slips past Brentwood in overtime for third Girls’ basketball: South Island AA tournament brings valley rivals together, but both are moving forward to face the challenge of island competition Don Bodger

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hawnigan Lake ¿nished third and Brentwood College fourth in the South Island AA girls’ basketball playoffs, sending both teams into the island tournament at Wellington. Shawnigan coach Darrin Austin was impressed by the performance of his girls in Victoria. After losing its ¿rst game at St. Michael’s University School Thursday night, the team went on to win three in a row to place third. The team competed well against St. Michael’s,

ranked eighth in the province, “but a few careless turnovers and some hot shooting by the SMUS players was all it took for the girls from Victoria to win the game,’’ according to Austin. Ronna Woudstra and Julianna Campbell both played impressive defence throughout the game, with Rosa Valan leading the charge offensively. Friday’s victory was against Parkland 83-62, as Valan netted 29 points, Nicole Crowley had 20 and Ellie Lottsfeldt and Woudstra added 17 and 10, respectively. Shawnigan then began play Saturday by dominating Gulf Islands from start to ¿nish in a 54-47 win. Strong play by Valan and Crowley was a big

factor in the outcome. Brentwood, meanwhile, opened with a 67-49 win over Parkland followed by a 47-40 loss to St. Michael’s and 57-48 triumph over Paci¿c Christian. That set the stage for a meeting between the valley rivals and Shawnigan defeated Brentwood 61-56 in overtime. “We were a little bit disappointed we didn’t get third, but we’ve had a number of injuries,’’ said Brentwood coach Jenna Warner. Spencer Manton is likely ¿nished for the season while captain Madlen Anderson will hopefully be able to play in the island ¿nals.

“We’re heading into the islands with a positive attitude and looking to do our best,’’ noted Warner. For Austin, “Saturday’s wins were even more impressive when you consider we played without two girls who often start for us,’’ he noted. In overtime, Campbell was awarded two free throws with Shawnigan leading by one point. She was awarded two more shots when a Brentwood player inadvertently hit her in the head with the ball and received a technical foul. Campbell made all four shots. Shawnigan faces Woodlands and Brentwood plays Wellington in island tournament games Thursday.


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Playoff hockey action has reached a feverish pitch for Cowichan Valley rep teams. The Tier 1 Peewee Caps got an incredible goal from Trey Watson, above, reminiscent of one of the greatest of all time scored by Alexander Ovechkin in the NHL. He still managed to shoot it in while falling backwards against the Racquet Club Sunday. Left, Kyle Topping and Ben Berard wind up in a pile-up in front of the Racquet Club net. Right, Braden Lundahl of the Caps tries to cut around Nanaimo’s Jake Calverley in Midget game Saturday.

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Rep teams in driver’s seat A Magical Kingdom trying to steer home titles On Ice One is the loneliest number: Provincial berths at stake in Saturday playoff games Don Bodger

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wo Cowichan Valley rep hockey teams are one win away from advancing to the provincial championships. The Cowichan Valley Midget and Peewee Tier 1 Capitals both won the ¿rst games in their best-of-three island ¿nal playoff series. The midgets took a while to get going but eventually subdued Nanaimo 7-3 Saturday at Cowichan Arena. “I think the ¿rst period the guys were pretty nervous,’’ said coach Ryan Trudgeon. “I don’t know if any of them are used to that kind of pressure. Nanaimo scored the ¿rst goal but Cowichan tied it on an unassisted marker by Riley Malvena and then went ahead when Nick Boyd and Braden Lundahl set up Tim Anderson. Nanaimo came back to make it 2-2 after the ¿rst period, but the Caps regrouped and started pulling away. “We came out in the second period and that’s where we won the game,’’ said Trudgeon. “The second period they basically buried Nanaimo.’’ Lundahl scored from Graham Winship, Kyle Green from Nick Hayes, and Winship from Landen Bodger and Tim Anderson made it 5-2 for the Caps at the end of the second. Nanaimo cut the margin to 5-3 in the third, but the Caps ¿nished off the scoring with goals by Chayse Elzinga from Winship and Brendan Gowanlock unassisted. Other than the early jitters, it was pretty smooth sailing for the Caps. “Our goal was to make provincials so it should be fun,’’ said Green in anticipation of wrapping up the series.

The second game is Saturday in Nanaimo. “I don’t want these guys to deal with that game three pressure,’’ said Trudgeon. “They’re a good team. They just need that con¿dence.’’ The Peewee Caps were impressive in beating Victoria Racquet Club 6-2 Sunday at Fuller Lake Arena. The Caps took a commanding 4-0 lead at the end of the second and nearly had a ¿fth, scoring just after the buzzer. Racquet Club got on the board early in the third and added another with just 7.7 seconds left. In between, the Caps added two more goals. Trey Watson (2), Ben Berard, Kyle Topping, Brendan Hogg and Parker Bergstrom scored the Cowichan goals. One of Watson’s markers was a spectacular Alexander Ovechkin-like goal while falling backwards. “He’s been having a really good playoff for us,’’ said Cowichan coach Derek Topping. The whole team looked like a well-oiled machine in beating the Racquet Club. The Caps have played in excess of 50 games this season with a mere three losses. “It’s certainly a far better year than I would have expected,’’ said Topping. He’s still not taking anything for granted against the Racquet Club in game two in Victoria Saturday. “We haven’t lost to them yet this year,’’ said Topping. “They seem to really give us trouble in their arena.’’ Keeping the players focused is the primary objective for Topping and the coaching staff. “We just said to them not to get too nervous, it’s just another hockey game,’’ said Topping. “I think the kids were ready. They seem to be a group of kids that rise to the occasion.’’ All going well this weekend, they’ll be in the provincials at Langley March 18 to 23.

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South Shawnigan Road delays South-end motorists should gear up for traffic delays Monday and Tuesday during culvert work on South Shawnigan Lake Road. Highways contractor Mainroad South Island Contracting said the five-minute interval delays will happen between 9 a.m. and 3 p.m. Feb. 27 and 28. The work happens about 200 meters west of the Island Highway, narrowing traffic to a single lane, Mainroad brass said.

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VIHA tracking minority applicants

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tarting in June 2011, the Vancouver Island Health Authority began asking job applicants if they belong to a visible minority, are of Aboriginal descent, or have a disability. ori As A of Jan. 31, current VIHA employees are also being asked to update their pro¿les to include this information. pro ““The new data will allow the organization to report on the composition of our workforce and inform future recruitment wo and retention initiatives,” wrote Karen Pettit, director of strategic solutions, Pet people and organizational development, peo in aan internal email to staff. The questions, the memo continued, are optional. tion

“It’s not illegal to ask those questions,” said Shannon Marshall, spokesperson for the health authority. “It has absolutely no bearing on whether you’re hired … Managers don’t know the responses applicants have made to those questions so selection will continue to be made based on applicant merit.” The goal, she said, is to get baseline statistics. “We’re actively promoting careers in health care to our Aboriginal youth,” said Marshall. “By asking that question, we can get a better idea of the number of Aboriginal applicants we’re getting and measure the success of those recruitment strategies.”

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Cowichan district ranked seventh over all in the province and probably first per capita in the number of St. John first-aid certificates issued the previous year, guests at an association luncheon heard.

1943: canteen A canteen, sponsored by the Dogwood Chapter of the I.O.D.E. for men of the army unit stationed in Duncan and their friends, opened in the Murchie building on the corner of Queens and Duncan Streets.

by Ann Andersen

1943: health loss Present at a hospital directors meeting that heard King’s Daughters’ Hospital had suffered an operating loss of $1.3 million were Mrs. Shaw, Mrs. Arthur and Messrs Greig, Duncan, Tait, Maitland and McDonald.

Heroes add light to dark war year Dateline 1943: Pair saluted for saving man from Cowichan River near-drowning Ann Andersen

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943 ranks as one of the most overwhelmingly dark years of the past century. In Cowichan, almost weekly, families received news of a loved one killed in war or missing in action. The Leader reported Feb. 11 that Cowichan boys Bob Moore and Barry Chaster were missing, presumed killed while on action overseas. Meanwhile, a public show of gratitude to two locals who saved another man from drowning in the Cowichan River was a bright spot amid the gloom. At a brief ceremony during an intermission at Duncan’s Capitol Theatre, Franny Rey of the R.C.A.F and Cowichan Lake Road’s Willy White received testimonials for saving the life of Pte. Lloyd Telford the previous year. Stationed in Duncan, Telford was bathing above the Black Bridge. The swift current carried him out of his depth. The two boys jumped off the bridge to help him: Franny brought him to the surface in 10 to 15 feet of water, and together they brought him to shore. The testimonials granted by the Canadian Humane Association read in part: “...for heroic action and presence of mind in rescuing Lloyd E. Telford from drowning.” Mayor George H. Savage was on hand to make the presentation.

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Grade 6 students Angie Howes, Alex Elliott, and Hannah Gibbs sing Someone Like You by Adele during Queen Margaret’s School’s A Night of the Stars talent show, presented by the Leadership 9 class, on Wednesday, Feb. 15.

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lished globally with market-leading shares in key countries such as China, Japan, South Korea and Taiwan. B.C. is also looking to be the first major country that deals in softwood lumber to establish its products in the India marketplace. Working with the federal government and industry, the Province has strengthened and diversified the B.C. forest sector by increasing market demand for softwood lumber throughout Asia. The global demand for bio-products from the forest is predicted to reach $200 billion a year. Renewable fuels, plastics, and chemicals for the pharmaceutical and food industries can potentially be manufactured by running wood fibre and residues through bio-refinery. B.C. has taken steps to make it easier for the non-lumber sector to source supplies of lower quality fibre. This includes fibre supply licences to cut to use logging debris that is left behind on landings and roadsides. Taking care of this natural abundance is critical. An amazing statistic is the fact B.C. has planted more than six billion trees since reforestation programs began in the 1930’s, and is on track to plant its seven billionth tree in 2013/14. We plant an average of 200 million trees each year. B.C. produces more wood products certified to environmental standards than any other region in the world and has 53 million hectares certified to one of three internationally recognized sustainable forest management certification standards. Growth now and in the future requires a solid foundation. B.C. created the Ministry of Forests, Lands and Natural Resource Operations to deal with increasing demands and pressures on the land base by taking a more integrated approach to managing B.C.’s natural resources. BC Hydro launched a two-phase Bioenergy Call for Power. Phase one has helped advance bioenergy development in Kamloops, Castlegar and Prince George, while phase two has done the same for Chetwynd, Fort St. James, Fraser Lake and Merritt. B.C. has also passed the Wood First Act to promote and encourage a cultural shift that will make wood the first choice for construction in the commercial and institutional sectors as well as residential. The future looks very bright for this most iconic of British Columbia industries.

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NEW LISTING

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• Remarkable Rancher • Overheight RV garage • 2676 square feet • Detached shop/studio • 3 bdrms, 3 baths + den • Quamichan Lake access • Sep. family & living rooms • Fully fenced • .41 of an acre • Private patio • Beautifully landscaped • Heat pump & 2 fireplaces

$524,900

12-19

• 6 bdrms, 3 baths • 3249 square feet • Two laundry rooms • Easy highway access • 1/4 of an acre lot • Spacious rooms

• In-law accommodations • Excellent family floorplan • Popular subdivision • Oversize dual garage • Backs onto greenspace • Close to golf course

$459,900

• Great family home • 4 bedrooms, 4 bathrooms • 3 storey home • Wonderful yard & gardens • Quiet no-thru road • Larger dual garage

• Super neighbourhood • .22 of an acre • 3171 square feet 09-38 • Fully fenced yard • Newer roof • Efficient woodstove

$384,900

11-160

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• Prestigious Marine View Estates • Maple Bay & Saltspring Island Views • Beautifully landscaped 1 acre lot • 2921 square feet

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• Level entry & walkout basement • 32’ x 22’ shop/garage • Breezeway carport • Secure, gated entry • 4 bdrms, 3 baths • Meticulously maintained

$834,900

• 4 bdrms, 3 baths • 2,940 sq.ft. • Great family 09-38 design • Near Maple Bay • RV parking • 2 large sundecks

• 3 or 4 bdrm Character home • 3977 sq.ft. • 2220 sq.ft. indoor pool area • Round about driveway • Beautifully landscaped • 4 fireplaces

• 6 car garage/shop • 32’x16’ heated pool • 3 bay carport • Private deck & yard • Natural gas heating • Huge family room

$499,900

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$414,900

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• Lakeview special • .56 of an acre • Very private • Quiet area • Freshly painted • Family & rec rooms

• 1150 sq ft • .17 acre • 2 bed + den • Newer roof • New kitchen • New flooring • New fixtures

CHARMING!

• City services • Updated windows • Great yard • New Hardi Plank • New gutters & soffits • Woodstove • Exterior shed

$232,900

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THE PERFECT FIT!

• 2 Bedroom/Den • 1 - 4 pc bathroom • 947 sq. ft. • Open concept • New carpets • Largest unit • Ocean view from balcony

• Cute seaside community • Top floor • Close to waterfront walk • Immaculate • Close to bus route • Rentals allowed • Empty nester/1st time buyer

$134,900

11-158

AMAZING AREA

• 2 Bed. potential 3rd • 2 bathroom • .2 acre • 1/2 duplex • 1800 sq ft • Double garage • Mountain Views

• RV Parking • Bright • Forced air heat • Original Owner • Thermal Windows • Rural area • Sweet spot!

$274,900

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• 2 bedrooms • 2 bathrooms • 904 sq. ft. • Presto Log Fireplace • Wood mantle • South-South West facing • User friendly kitchen • Spacious bedrooms • Lots of natural light • Open living room • Quiet • Close to all amenities • With-in walking distance to town • No rentals

$159,900

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TRANQUIL SETTING

• 2550 sq. ft • 4 bedroom • 3 bathroom • 6.68 acres • Some wetlands • Meticulously maintained • Mountain view

• Great bird watching • Nicely landscaped • Small barn • Heat pump • New roof • Private • Low maintenance

$495,000

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MORE PHOTOS @ Most productive agents in Canada. Based on 2010 closed transactions for all of Canada.Source CREA, RE/MAX internal data.

NEW LISTING - DUNCAN

This spacious custom built family home features ¿ve bedrooms, four updated bathrooms, and newer Àooring throughout. The custom kitchen, with granite countertops and wood cabinets, opens into the attached family room area and out to the stamped concrete patio with pergola. Perfect for entertaining! An open sunken living room with vaulted ceilings, formal dining a den a kitchen to die for with glorious eating area both open to the family room completes the main Àoor. Upstairs, you'll ¿nd the master bedroom with ensuite, main bath and three bedrooms. Downstairs another family room, bath and guest bedroom. One acre fully fenced, landscaped yard with mature garden beds, this home has a very tranquil feel to it and is very private. With two storage sheds, and second driveway for RV parking and or boat storage, this property is the perfect home to raise a family. One of those must see homes, proudly offered at

$

NEW LISTING - CHEMAINUS

569,000

Sought after rancher duplex featuring a large lot in newer area. Open concept living features a large skylight in the kitchen with b/i microwave hood fan, dishwasher, plus a pantry! Natural gas ¿replace in living area,extra windows and two separate patio doors that lead to private gardens and outdoor ¿re pit/ pond with waterfall, mature gardens with hanging plants/auto irrigation. Large main bedroom, 2 closets, 3 piece ensuite (5'shower). Upgrades include central vac with retractable hose, large laundry with tub and cupboards. Heat pump for A/C. Easy walk to golf, pubs, shops,live theatre, restaurants and leisure trails from this community minded neighbourhood. Location - Location - Location.

298,333

$

MLS 329826

DUNCAN

The charm of yesteryear ¿ts this 4 bedroom, 2 bath country two story home which sits on 2.47 acres tucked away from the hustle and bustle of city life. The home boasts a great Àoor plan and features many antique Àavours of better times. Needs TLC, this home and property is being sold on an “As Is” bases by Court Order. Plelase call Listing Realtor for details.

$

MLS#327057

435,000

NEW LISTING - COBBLE HILL

Dealer Show Unit, 2 year old home is being placed on a full concrete crawl space foundation; this 938 sq. ft. 2 bdrm., 2 bath home boasts an offset double width Modular Home plan in an established park. The home is currently on display at Bay Cedar Plaza on the TCH and will be on site ready for occupancy by February 15th. The seller is offering a special during construction price of $129,900 including net HST (+55 age park). Modular homes are wood frame built homes just like onsite built homes only they are built indoors with a controlled environment, when this home is on site and because it is on a full concrete crawl space foundation, it will look just like any subdivision home only it is in a MHP. Please call for more information.

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Dealer Show Unit

CHEMAINUS

NEW PRICE!

129,900

Four years new, 2340 sq. ft. 4 bedrooms, 3 four piece bathrooms, delightfully open living/dining with vaulted ceilings. Rich wood cabinetry and functional modern kitchen. Nice island & ocean views from dining area and great south facing sundeck, fully ¿nished basement with, full bath, bedroom, den & very open ground level family room with access to a mini fully fenced Butchart Gardens. This home backs onto treed buffer and is located across from small neighbourhood park and only a short walk to stairs leading to the beach. Walk-able to downtown Chemainus and the famous Chemainus Theatre. Great house, Great Price…

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MLS#327037

MILL BAY

WOW! New two bedroom two bathroom home. Alder kitchen cabinets, 3 major appliances and hood fan. The master bedroom features two walk in closets and an ensuite with a 5’ two seat shower. Enjoy quiet & comfortable living in this 2011 Modular home, over 900 sq.ft. which will sit on a full concrete crawlspace basement backing onto a peaceful treed area. What is a Modular home? It is a home built by conventional 2 x 6 wood construction in a controlled environment meaning you don’t have to worry about rain during construction etc. the home has conventional drywall, hardi plank exterior, 25 yr. Fiberglass shingles & R40 insulation in the attic, R20 walls & R28 under Àoor. Pad rent is $355 which includes water, sewer & garbage pickup. A great investment at (net HST)

MLS#324798

CHEMAINUS

$109,900

Two fabulous level acres with solid older home on a full un¿nished basement. Lots of wood ¿nishing including hardwood throughout with carpet over in the living room, 3 bedrooms up, super spacious recreation room & large bedroom in basement, plenty of storage and laundry too. Outside boasts a huge concrete patio with substantial covered area overlooking the pasture and countless fruit trees. Outbuildings include a triple size garage with lots of workshop space and a nice greenhouse for those with green thumbs, great property, great price

MLS 325458

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$388,000

439,900

THE GARTH – LAKE FRONT TOWNHOME

Living the dream … Gorgeous lake front rancher with walkout basement, lots of outdoor living space for you to enjoy views of Quamichan Lake, Mount Prevost and incredible sunsets. This immaculate executive class home located in the Garth will surpass the expectations of even the most discriminating buyer. Bright and cheery with tons of windows, galley kitchen with eating nook and formal dining open to the living room, sundeck, lake and mountain views. 3 bedrooms, 3 bathrooms, lots of family area downstairs to walkout patio. The best of all worlds. For personal viewing please call me Proudly offered at

$549,000

OCEANVIEW BUILDING LOT- CHEMAINUS

Here is one of the best located ocean view lots in Eagle Quay, the lot is perfect for a level entry home style offering a sloping lot perfect for a walk out basement design. This lot is situated where the current water view will be pretty much preserved even after the other homes are built, in some areas the views may get even better when the homes to the southeast are built as some trees may be removed for construction. Eagle Quay is one of the newest subdivisions of quality built custom homes in Chemainus and it’s an easy walk to the beach access and down town $ MLS:321673

199,500

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February 24-March 8, 2012

OPEN HOUSES Feb. 24 - Mar. 8, 2012 DUNCAN

MAPLE BAY

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CROFTON

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STONEHAVEN ESTATES CUSTOM BUILT HOME!

Character style modern 4 bedroom home on 3 levels. Large kitchen and living area with wood floors connecting to outside covered wrap-around deck. Separate entry suite in basement plus a family room. Huge attic loft bonus. Kids can walk to Duncan Elementary. Everything you need for your family is right here in a nice private setting.

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$372,500

$379,000

MLS 327449

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RARE MAPLE BAY WATERFRONT

2 bedroom home with separate 1 bedroom guest cabin facing the ocean in Maple Bay. The only thing between you and the ocean is the beach. Phone Clint for further details.

$549,000

MLS 323837

One bedroom plus den or 2 bedroom plus a den condos, custom design available, all with high end kitchens, deluxe ensuites, underground parking, inner courtyard and unique ‘green’ rooftop garden. Flexible commercial spaces available for lease or sale. Only 7 residential units left.

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$419,000 Cowichan Lakes Finest Waterfront - Sunset Beach on the North Arm with stunning panoramic views to the West - phenomenal sunsets and year round pebble beach. This .85 acre property has a 600 feet private driveway leading to the home.

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Kenton McNutt

DIRECT: 250-746-3081 Toll Free: 1-800-933-3156

Real Estate Services Cowichan Region

KentonMcNutt.ca

Classic Rancher located in popular “Coronation Hill”

Price:

MLS# 322189

Newer Rancher on 1 Acre

Contact Kenton Direct to view.

* 3 bedrooms, 3 baths * Built in 2008 * Hardwood Floors * Over Height Garage * Quick access to Hwy 1

* 1924 sq. ft. * Heat Pump * Open Rm design

MLS# 329442

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• 3 bedrooms & 3 baths • 1621 sq ft • Maple kitchen, center island & pantry • 5 ft crawl space • Master on main level with ensuite • Quiet cul-de-sac • Single car garage

5 yr old ½ Duplex in Stonehaven Estates

$369,900 Large 2 Bedroom & Den condominium in Lake Cowichan’s Lakeview Manor $123,900

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* 3 bedrooms, 2 baths * Heat Pump * Spacious 1431 sq ft * Mountain & Valley views * Landscaped grounds with irrigation system * Covered deck & fenced yard

• Centrally located • 55+ adult oriented complex • Covered parking • 1267 sq ft • Updated building • Rentals are permitted (some restrictions) • Ideal retirement, recreational or investment property

February 24-March 8, 2012

Call Kenton today to view!

$265,000

MLS# 329598

GREAT HOME! OCEAN VIEWS! ALL Northview Drive CLOSE TO 7964 S IE IT EN AM

VERY NICE OCEAN VIEWS

* Ocean Views * 3 bed, 2 bath, Great Room design * Vaulted ceilings, front & rear decks * Stainless Steel Kitchen Appliance pkg. * 2-5-10 yr Home Warranty * Unfinished 300 sq ft on ground level with roughed-in bathroom. Ideal for 4th bedroom & rec./family room or in-law accomodation. Call Kenton today to view!

$321,500

MLS# 322189

(+HST) 16909 sqft

MLS# 322419

Royal LePage Duncan Realty 481 Trans Canada Hwy Duncan BC V9L-3R6

Curious as to what your home is worth? FREE up to date market appraisal - Contact me direct 250-746-3081


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A STEAL OF A DEAL ES STABL Equestrian Riding Centre

$1,099,900 Indoor riding ring in barn. 88.6x149. Colonial style home with many features for the family to enjoy. Plus 3 bedroom & 2 bedroom mobile homes. Just 40 minutes from Victoria. Very clean, easy to show. Equestrian Riding Centre.

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LOTS FOR SALE

3298 Moorefield Rd.

Lt 1 Stoneridge Rd.

Building Terms Available

Building Terms Available

Can build a rancher with walkout basement, flat Move a house on this lot, or build new. lot. Close to new mall, schools, neighbourhood Central location in town fully serviced flat pub, hospital, soccer field, and parks. lot, You can build 2500 sq ft home.

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3315 Auchinachie Only $174,900

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Attention Builders & Investors Marsh Road, near Berky’s Corner, fully serviced 1.04 acre sub dividable 4 strata lots plus house on 5th lot. 5 bedrooms, 3 baths, in-law suite and shop, separate entrance. Duplex Zoning R3. Next door bare land strata homes just sold for $320,000 approx. 1500 sq. ft. Main house is rented $1800 per month while you are subdividing.

Single Family Rancher/ Commercial C2/R1 - $245,000

Attention investor or business entrepreneurs. Location! Location! Location! Two titles, 2 separate zonings. Good for corner store, gas station, retail or farm market. At present, 4 bedroom 2 bath 2 kitchens plus double garage with high ceiling & huge workshop, plus, one extra lot, R1 zoning, 0.40 acre next door. Hwy 18 & Somenos corner, very visible location, highway access. For quick sale. Price includes next door lot, 0/40 acre. Property will be sold as is basis.

New Listing - $449,900 Custom built 4000 plus 6 bedroom 7 bath excellent floor plan. Over 8000 Sq. Ft. Lot, lake and mountain view, Great place to raise your family. On cul-de-sac. Close to new mall, all schools, hospital, golf course, bus route & town.

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we will now be able to offer full in-house structural engineering services to our existing and future clients. Located in our head ofďŹ ce in Cobble Hill, to service the Cowichan Valley as well as our ofďŹ ces in Victoria and Courtenay, to service all of Vancouver Island. By providing this service, we will be able to offer our existing and future clients a true one stop shopping experience when it comes to engineered structural components and engineering services. SEE BELOW FOR SERVICES THAT PRECISION ENGINEERING WILL BE OFFERING. Thank you and we look forward to helping you with any services you may require for your upcoming projects

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Mill Bay Centre #116 #116-2720 2720 Mill Bay Rd Rd. Ph. 250-743-7716 Fax 250-743-7726 Toll Free: 1-800-976-5566

COURT ORDERED SALE

NEW PRICE! $799,000

*Note: this home does require substantial 'ďŹ nishing' work.

Get away from it all and enjoy expansive views of Shawnigan Lake, Saltspring Island, and Mt Baker as well as the surrounding mountains from your own 33 acres (+ or -) estate in Shawnigan Lake. This custom built home was built in 2007 and is approx 3100 sqft on 3 levels, it has 3 Bdrms & 3 baths (2 are roughed in) Vaulted ceilings, River-Rock f/plc w/woodstove, 2 Huge wrap around decks enjoy tranquil views and are perfect for MLS#324716 entertaining. F-1 zoning allows for multiple uses incl: 2nd home or secondary suite, mobile homes are allowed.

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Living and working in Shawnigan Lake

250-743-7151

Tim Parker

Farrell Magnusson

Sue Lyle www.suelyle.com

www.farrellmagnusson.com

Peter Miller

Jayne Shaw

pmillerrealestate.com

jayneshaw.ca

1750 Shawnigan Mill Bay Rd. TOLL FREE 1-800-668-2272

Affordable and Adorable in Duncan

Simply beautiful! A very attractive 2006 one level home on more than two acres. It's completely fenced and set up for gardeners and kids and dogs.The home features gas ¿replaces and oak Àoors and a beautiful island kitchen

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2 beds/ 1 bath updated rancher with large garage/workshop. Fenced back yard. Walk to town, shops, services, and recreation. Move in and enjoy.

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Beautiful Shawnigan Lakefront Acreage

ACREAGE NEAR THE LAKE $549,900

This 1.47 acre lot has sunny southern exposure with approximately 200’ of lake front. Gently sloping towards the lake, cleared and treed areas make this a special place to build your recreation or full time residence. Close to schools and services and an easy commute. Call for details.

Location IS so important. Walk down this long driveway to the beach and the pub and the village. Tucked away from the road, this two level family style home gets terri¿c sun and comes with

$749,000

both attached and detached double OPEN HOUSE 2925 Shawnigan Lk Rd.

Call Farrell Magnusson at 250-743-7151 to view

Sunday, Feb 26 1–3 pm

Operating as a “Floatel” in the summer and rented for $900 in the off season. Located at the Blue Nose Marina.

$145,000 Call Tim Parker at 250-743-7151

NEW LISTING 2114 Tall Tree Lane On a quiet cul-de-sac in Shawnigan Lake is this 2,500 sq ft home with plenty of space for the whole family and extended too! Three bedrooms up, including master with two piece ensuite and a bright, open kitchen with pass through and skylights. The dining room opens onto spacious wrap around deck and a large, open living room with Paci¿c Energy insert. There is also a sound insulated 13x16 music room with rock ¿replace. With lake access and all amenities close by, this home is sure OPEN HOUSE 2114 Tall Tree Lane to work for the whole family.

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$374,900 1791 Wilmot Rd Fantastic 5 bedroom, 3 bath home situated on a quiet .2 acre lot in Cowichan Bay, This 2,297 sq ft home includes hardwood Àoors, wood burning ¿replace and a basement setup that's ideal for extended family. Admire the landscaped yard and fruit trees from your deck and there's plenty of extra storage in the 8 x 16 shed, pride of ownership is evident in this well cared for home.

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2265 Stevenson

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Neat and clean single wide with heated addition. Open plan with vaulted ceiling in living room/ kitchen, 3 bedrooms, 1 bath. This home has all the right features: electric forced air furnace; huge new covered deck built with permits; metal roof; new hot water tank; all appliances plus some furniture included. Fully fenced big yard with 2 sheds; family oriented and pets allowed with park approval. Burnham MHP is a very well run and popular Park. Quick possession possible. MLS#327208

$69,900

Call Jayne Shaw at 250-743-7151

If you are interested in purchasing on Shawnigan Lake I have a sunny 1/2 acre with two homes and excellent water access at 226 Stevenson Rd. View the “Hosted Tour” @ pmillerrealestate.ca

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Ed Walsh

Call anytime

Get the Luck of the Irish working for you…

OPEN HOUSE Sat. Feb. 25 & Mar. 3 12-2 pm “Gorgeous House & Suite”

“Immaculate Home On 1 Acre”

Granite/Hardwood Finishing’s New Roof/Windows/Electrical 0.33 Acre/Fenced Level Yard Heated Garage/RV Parking

“Countryman Estates Family Home on .43 acre”

NEW PRICE

NEW LISTING

NEW PRICE

High Quality Renovations Custom Kitchens Up & Down Lower 3 Bedroom In Law Suite Sep. Master Suite w/Heat Pump

250-748-7200

2710 sq. ft./ 4 Bed/3 Bath Bright Kitchen w/Nook Family Room/2nd Kitchen 26 x 8 Sunroom/Lower Patio

Sunny, Level & Private 1 Acre Lovely Views/2 Workshops Double Garage/RV Parking Country Feel - Minutes To Town

Over 3800 sq ft/4 Bed/4 Bath Level Entry w/Full Basement Private Guest Bedroom w/Ensuite Large Bright Kitchen w/Island

Family Room + Huge Rec Room Double Garage/Workshop/Alarm Heat Pump/Central Vac/Sprinklers Close to Town/Schools/Park

1988 Maple Bay Rd $469,900

6507 Bell Mckinnon Road $449,900

6442 Diana Drive

“$48,000 Below Assessment”

“Mill Bay Condo - Lions Cove”

“One Acre West of Duncan”

NEW PRICE

NEW PRICE

4 Bedrm Plus Den & 3 Bath 2 Fireplaces-Alarm-Double Garage Massive Kitchen-Updated Counters Heat Pump-HRV-Irrigation System

Large Family Room with Built-ins Lovely Landscaping-Pond-Greenhouse Fully Equipped Interior Workshop Walking Trails-School-Marina Nearby

1490 Belcarra Rd. $369,900

$449,900

55 PLus Development 1 Bed Plus Den & 1 Bath Large Kitchen with Nook In Unit Laundry/Storage

Corner Gas Fireplace All Appliances Included Lovely Private Deck Walk to Mill Bay Amenities

4 bed /1 bath / 1700 sq ft New Appliances Included Porch & 2 Decks + Hot Tub 2009 Roof & New Gutters

#207 - 2777 Barry Road $199,900

Private & Fully Fenced Custom Wrought-Iron Gates Basement/In house workshop Backs onto Trans Canada Trail

7348 Cowichan Lake Rd. $249,900

More info and photos @www.EdWalsh.ca

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Busy Family?

Welcome Brad Taylor! Be sold on expertise

Shawnigan 250-743-7151

Central Shawnigan $549,000

SUE LYLE We at Royal LePage Duncan Realty are very pleased to welcome Brad Taylor to our sales team. Brad has grown up right here in the Cowichan Valley and is a familiar face in town. Brad has spent the last 6 years at Island Pet Zone in Duncan and believes that great service and a good experience is what it’s all about.

Feature Listing

Try this acreage on for size. More than 2 acres, cleared to let the sun in, a separate 28 x 28 wired shop, covered RV parking, an attached double garage AS WELL AS a 2700 sq ft two level home! 3 beds, 3 baths and a huge bonus room over the garage. Budget conscious? This home has a wood ¿red hot water heating system. Call me today to view.

If you live in Shawnigan, Cobble Hill, Mill Bay or Cowichan Bay, call or e-mail to be in LOCAL TALENT, our home based business directory. It's FREE! call 250-743-7151 or e-mail me at suelyle@shaw.ca

Whether Buying or Selling, It’s all about you!

Give Brad a call directly at

250-746-3092

or check him out on the web at Brad-Taylor.com

Farrell Magnusson

Tim Parker

Sue Lyle

1750 Shawnigan Mill Bay Rd.

Chemainus Town Home NEW PRICE

• 2 bedroom, 2 bathroom • 1265 sq.ft. • Built in 2008 • Open concept design • Natural gas fireplace • Quiet complex • Small dog or cat

$294,900 Foreclosure at Shawnigan Station • 5 bedrooms • 3 bathrooms • Warranty until 2019 • Easy drive to Langford

NEW PRICE

$339,900 Foreclosure Acreage • 2.2 acres • 1590 sq. ft. home plus small cottage • Wood stove • Forced air furnace

$319,900 SUTTON GROUP WESTCOAST REALTY 2610 BEVERLY ST., DUNCAN

250-748-5000

Marchmont • 4 bedrooms, 3 bathrooms • Zoned for daycare • Handidart bus stops in front • Large workshop in back • Level property • Garden space

$259,000

The Properties

• 3 bedrooms, 3 bathrooms • 2800 sq. ft. • Custom home • New condition • Early occupancy • Heat pump • 9’ ceilings • Warranty in effect

$539,900

Palahi 10 out of 10! Comfort & Pride • 3 or 4 beds• 3 baths • Heat pump • Open design • Large laundry room• Family room • Warranty program• Craftsman quality • Close to schools • 9’ ceilings • Well-designed kitchen

$421,000

Peter Miller

Jayne Shaw

Open 6 Days Per Week Mon- Fri- 9:30-5:00 Sat - 10:00-2:00

Eagle Heights Rancher • 3 beds • 1.5 baths • Oak kitchen • Starter or retirement home

NEW PRICE

$332,000

New Listings Duncan Crofton Ocean view, level building lot.

$139,900

5 bedroom, 3 car garage, 3500+ sq. ft., .55 acres, heat pump, new roof.

$469,900 Foreclosure Mill Bay Acreage •4.79 acres • 3 bedroom home •needs work, large deck

NEW PRICE

$329,900 VICKI & HUGO BOSCHMAN

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cathyy RE/MAX of Duncan

250-748-7200

Expect the best from RE/MAX... Get the best from me! 1-800-976-5566 email: seagreen@ telus.net website: cathy-green.com

7.13 ACRES WITH SOUTHERN EXPOSURE WATERVIEWS If you are looking for a beautiful piece of property with PRIVACY and CHARACTER, this fascinating acreage may be the one that is perfect for your new home. With gorgeous rock outcroppings, oak and arbutus trees, Mt. Tzouhalem as a back drop and Cowichan Bay water views. The driveway is in, the well is drilled and the site roughed in ready for your post and beam, or character cottage home. The location is ideal with easy highway access and shopping is close yet the area is quiet and very private. Call me for more information on this wonderful property.

Offered at $449,900.

NEW LISTING! 2.47 ACRES IN SILVERMINE ESTATES! This home was designed for retirement living with a level entrance, separate dining room, one oversized master bedroom and the laundry all on the main Àoor with the extra 2 bedrooms and large recreation room downstairs for visitors, or a rental suite. The main Àoor is over 1300 sq. ft. and offers incredible light, easy care and very comfortable space. This home was custom built so many extras were built in providing a quality home. With 2.47 acres of southern exposure acreage, you have the property to use and the elbow room to breathe. This land is partially fenced, has easy care landscaping, terri¿c well and in a very nice neighbourhood. Call me for more information or to view this wonderful property.

Offered at $574,000.

Whether you are wanting to purchase or wanting to sell, please give me a call! PET TIP: A retirement home is required for two elderly dogs left at the Cowichan SPCA. One is a 12 year old female lab and the other is a 13 year old male Rotti. Both dogs are lovely and deserve a warm home, kind hand, good food and lots of love. You may not have them for a long time but the time you have will be a gift you will never forget. Cowichan SPCA 250-746-4646


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NEW LISTING

OPEN HOUSE

OPEN HOUSE

Saturday, Feb. 25, 12–2 1860 Deborah Pl, Duncan

Sat. Mar 3, 12–3 1566 Adelaide St, Crofton

Ocean View Rancher

• Completely renovated • Double garage with suite above • Tons of parking • 3 or 4 bedrooms • Very private • Very long driveway

$344,900

MLS 328847

Harmony Estates • Suite potential • 3 or 5 bedroom home • 3 bathrooms • Newly renovated • Fully fenced back yard • New roof in 2010

MLS 327594

$330,900

NEW LISTING

NEW LISTING

OPEN HOUSE

OPEN HOUSE

Sun. Feb 26, 12–2 #103 – 671 Trunk Rd Duncan

Sun. Mar 4, 12–3 #55 - 3497 Gibbins Rd Duncan

Mobile Home

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• Quality strata, quality building • kids and cats allowed on bottom floor only • 2 bedrooms, insuite laundry • Beautifully decorated • Cheaper and easier than rent • 55+

MLS 329152

$142,500

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MLS 329485

Tamara

$58,900

GARY RAMWELL MORTGAGE BROKER HAVE A HIGH INTEREST RATE MORTGAGE? “CONTACT ME IF YOU WANT OUT” gramwell@lighthousemortgage.ca Unit F - 951 Canada Avenue Cel: 250-701-1127 Phone: 250-748-9742 Toll Free: 1-866-748-9742

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For more information, pictures, slideshows,ets. Please check out my website www.tamararegan.com

David Gillman 250-710-8238 DIRECT 250-748-7200 RE/MAX Duncan - Mill Bay www.remax-duncan.bc.ca davidgillman@remax.net

*Most productive agents in Canada. Based on 2010 closed transactions for all of Canada. Source CREA, RE/MAX internal data.

YOU WILL LOVE THIS PROPERTY! Beautiful Maple Bay area home on two peaceful acres with wonderful Quamichan Lake views. Set on a quiet no thru road a few minutes to Duncan, this home was built 7 years ago to suit the current owners with future development in mind. Rich, solid fir finishing, stamped concrete verandahs, big windows looking out to the view and letting the light in. A heat pump, gas range and fireplace, soaker tub in the master and lots of room for toys outside are some of the qualities that make this such a special home. Live in this comfortable home while the potential development of this land becomes more valuable. An outstanding location, come have a look for yourself.

$799,000 I would be pleased to advertise your home here. Call me at 250-710-8238 or davidgillman@shaw.ca for a free market evaluation.


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$449,000

FEATURED LISTING

$265,000 Beautifully kept home insecure gated 45+ adult community. 2 Bed/2 bath, 2 covered patios, heat pump, eat-in kitchen w/oak cabinets, formal lvgrm w/bay window & gas fireplace.Single attached garage w/bonus work area, easy care landscaping and no maintenance vinyl fencing. Call us TODAY, this will not last!

Retail/Office Building for Lease or Sale High exposure & traffic corner of Canada Ave. & Station St. in the Duncan Downtown core; main floor retail space up to 2592 sqft available to lease @ 8.50 sqft triple net 2nd floor office space up to 2609 sqft available to lease @ 7.50 sqft triple net. Total building with rentable area of 10,031 sqft is priced to sell at $1,200,000. Fully air conditioned; elevator & quality improvements in place.

1729 Westlock Rd. - $889,000 • Exquisite Quamichan lakefront 2608 sq. ft. rancher • 3 bedrooms plus den, stunning master has lakefront access • 3 bathrooms, ensuite has heated floors & towel rack • Beautifully decorated, top quality features • Fabulous kitchen, perfect for entertaining • Extensive renovations, including new countertops, metal roof • Spacious yard with over 100 feet of rebuilt dock • Please call us to view your dream home today!

1320 Bonner Cres., Cobble Hill • Newer(2008), 1404 sq ft rancher • Located in beautiful Twin Cedars subdivision • 3 bed, 2 bath, heated floors in ensuite • Oak and tile flooring, maple cabinets • Natural gas fireplace, heat pump • Double heated garage

Sutton Group/West Coast Realty 2610 Beverly St., Duncan, B.C. V9L 5C Phone (250)748-5000 Email: westcoastduncan@sutton.com

PLATINUM AWARDS Marvin Wood

PRESIDENTS AWARDS Shirley Van Dyke

Betty Ayearst

Carol Dion

Dawn Snell

DIRECTORS AWARDS

Debra Christianson

1721 Northgate Road $995,000 • Unique property, 3 different zonings • P1, A2 and R2 • Charming, 104 year old farmhouse • A second, newer 2 storey dwelling on property is currently a childcare facility

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1820 Koksilah Rd. $387,000

Constantin Popa

Cliff Moberg

(Certified Staging Professional)

$139,000

MASTER AWARDS

Grant Clement

(Unlicensed Assistant)

• 2 bd, 1 bath condo • Oak kitchen • 5 appliances • Freshly painted throughout • All flooring recently replaced throughout • New hot water tank • New toilet, sink & vanity • Lots of storage • Lots of room

#21 – 3144 Sherman Rd.

2011 SUTTON AWARD WINNERS

Barbara Moberg

#31 941 Malone Rd, Ladysmith $190,000

• 3 bedroom, 3 bath end unit in Edgewood Estates • New paint throughout • Nice valley and mountain views • Five appliances • Laundry on main level • Good complex with reasonable fees

Congratulations!!

Arlene Robinson

www.cliffandbarb.ca

#8 1861 Maple Bay Rd. • Gorgeous, waterfront townhouse • 2 bed & den, 4 bath; West Coast design • Newly remodelled kitchen OPEN HOUSE • New appliances, light SUNDAY FEB 26 1-3 pm fixtures, roof, hot water heater and bathroom updates • New windows, heat pump, slate patios, deck and railings

February 24-March 8, 2012

Toni Blitterswyk

$439,900

• 2.37 acres, flat and useable • One level rancher, over 1300 sqft • Double attached carport • Outbuildings: 8x100 garden shed, 24x26 storage/ workshop building, 26x26 barn/storage • Good water and newly replaced well pump

Investment/Revenue Property – 1611 Joan Ave. Crofton • 3 story building • 50 x 100 lot • Upper 2 floors-residential • Commercial zoning • Lots of parking • Fully self contained suites • Well maintained property, • Manager in place

$320,000


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Build Your Dream Life

Become A Homeowner

Mill Bay Retirement Home

• Arbutus Ridge active 50+ community • Gated security • South facing building lot for main level entry home • Golf, tennis, swimming, marina, woodworking shop • Many hobby and crafts groups

• First time buyer, young family, here is your opportunity to become a home owner • 3 bedroom, 2 bathroom, townhome at family friendly Kody Place. • Main floor living with bedrooms up, covered patio, fenced back yard. • Close to schools and shopping.

• New construction no step rancher • Spacious “great room concept” design • Hardwood floors and feature gas fireplace • Stainless kitchen • Built-in vacuum • Large 1/4 acre lot • 30 minutes to Victoria • Close to marina, golf course, rec centre and shopping

Excellent value at

$154,900 and no HST

Affordable price

11-93

$174,900

Want it sold price of 12-06

11-169

High Traffic Storefront Lease

Unbelieveable Price

$399,000

Live The Good Life

W NE TING LIS FOR LEASE • Arbutus Ridge building lot • Pastoral and Salt Spring Island view • Secure 50+ gated community • Golf, tennis, swimming, boating • Level entry building site Motivated to sell for

$134,900

Visit us at www.osborne-realty.com

250-748-4443 www.osborne-realty.com

$439,000

Call for further information. 11-143

Where you are #1

johnjukes@osborne-realty.com

A must see at

$9.00/sq. ft., triple net.

11-30

John Jukes

• Main level living with finished lower level • 4 bedrooms and 3 bathrooms • Updated kitchen, bath, flooring, roof 4 yrs old • Experience all the Arbutus Ridge amenities • 50+ community with, golf, marina, tennis, swimming pool, and loads of activities

• High traffic storefront space in Lake Cowichan • Ideal professional office layout • Quality leasehold improvements • Perfect for lawyer, dentist, doctor, walk-in clinic, insurance, finance, real estate, optometrist, hearing clinic, retail, coffee shop, etc. • Lots of parking Assume existing lease at...

John Finlayson (250)748-4443

11-133

Toll Free # 1-877-854-7468 John 294 Coronation Avenue, Duncan Finlayson email:johnfinlayson@osborne-realty.com

Family Home with Ocean View

Take Advantage of the Lowest Mortgage Rates Ever!

Downsizing? Nothing Better! RED

UCE

Desireable Family Home

Tasteful “Move In” Home

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$154,900 • Like new building • Nearly 1200 sq. ft. • 2 bedrooms, 1 1/2 baths • Large kitchen with nook • Large living areas • Fabulous location, close to all amenities

$299,900 • Nearly 1700 sq. ft. finished • 3 bedrooms, 1 full, 2 - 1/2 baths • Bare land strata • Garage and Carport • Many extras - sprinkler system etc. • Great location, close to everything

11-147

11-171

$399,900 • Over 2000 sq.ft. on 0.54 acre • 3 beds, 2 full baths • Kitchen, roof, windows eavestroughing new 2008 • Immaculate condition • Beautifully landscaped gardens • Full RV hook-up 11-190


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Cowichan Real Estate Magazine

Vera Wilson

Vancouver Island Real Estate Board “2000 Realtor of the Year”

250-748-4443

FEATURE OF THE WEEK

COUNTRY PARK CLASSIC

NEW

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2 bedroom home in Four Ways MHP, a family park located in Cowichan Bay and close to shopping, Bench Elementary School, golf courses and marinas. The park is pet friendly, rentals allowed. The home needs some updates but that is reflected in the price.

$24,900

$2,490,000

11-186

FABULOUS PRICE IN FOUR WAYS

Ocean and mountain views from this 2 bedroom home with a sunny addition. Located in Lambourn MHP, a pleasant 55+ park in a quiet rural area just south of Cowichan Bay and a short drive to Valley View shopping centre, 2 golf courses and marinas. Pet friendly park. New on market.

$69,000

12-016

12-017

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NEW PRICE

✤ Dock, hot tub, jacuzzi & social lounge ✤ Powder room updated ✤ Decks, stairs and railings redone ✤ Lovely landscaping ✤ 2 private patios and covered deck ✤ Minutes to Duncan or Maple Bay

$449,000

11-137

Great local grocery/convenience store in the charming lakeside village of Youbou. This is a great opportunity for someone who wants to own their own business in an area that is growing all the time. Located on the main road with excellent visability for passing traffic. Price includes the building, land and business. GREAT PRICE…

$349,000

11-168

250-748-4443 sandra@osborne-realty.com

Carswell

WONDERFUL WOODMERE TOWNHOUSE

11-120

FANTASTIC OPPORTUNITY!

LOVELY VIEWS! GREAT PARK!

Sandra

✤ Panoramic lake views ✤ Kayak or hike from your door ✤ Lakefront condo on 11 acres ✤ Westcoast vaulted cedar ceilings ✤ Timeless oak kitchen cabinets ✤ Master ensuite updated

STUNNING PRIVATE RETREAT

Matchless construction uction and absolute privacy can be found in this superb estate home. Set on 27 gorgeous acres this magnificent quality home of over 15,000 sq.ft. contains 6 bedrooms, 5 bathrooms, media room, library, snooker snooke room etc., etc. plus a guest uest cottage cottage. There is a large gate house house, fabulous tenn tennis court and pavillion. Horse paddock. Lovely mountain views.

Lovely 2 bedroom home in Country Park Village, a classy 45+ MH Park close to town. Spacious open plan kitchen. The home is light and bright and has attractive updates. Large deck, fenced garden with sprinklers, detached storage shed. Small pets with park approval. Priced to sell.

$139,900

February 24-March 8, 2012

LOT NEAR GOLF COURSE ✤ 0.62 acres with creek through it ✤ Backs onto Mt Brenton Golf Course ✤ Zoned R1 ✤ Allows two family dwelling ✤ Municipal water available ✤ Septic required ✤ Minutes from downtown Chemainus

$169,000

10-79

% 9 9 IN D T ! L SO F LIS AYS O 5D 2

PRIVATE PEACEFUL ACREAGE ✤ Handcrafted log home ✤ One acre property in Cobble Hill ✤ Open concept ideal for entertaining ✤ New kitchen and bathroom on main ✤ Well appointed cabinets ✤ New light fixtures throughout

✤ High end SS appliances included ✤ Jenn-air gas range in island ✤ Patio doors to kitchen & LR decks ✤ Gas heated workshop & garage ✤ Fruit trees & ample room to garden ✤ Minutes to Duncan. Commute to Victoria

$474,000

REAL ESTATE IS A TANGIBLE ASSET — INVEST IN YOUR FUTURE

11-192


February 24-March 8, 2012

CALL

Cowichan Real Estate Magazine

PHIL ROOKE 250-748-4443 AND START PACKING

$27,500

JUST MOVE IN • New kitchen • New laminate flooring • New fridge/stove • New hot water

• In ground sprinklers • Bright and sunny • Wheelchair ramp • Detached shop 11-191

THE RANCH

$1,550,000

• 33.5 acres • 4 bedrooms • Eastern sunrise views • 3 bathrooms • Western sunset views • Sunken living room • Fenced • Sunny breakfast nook • Municipal water • Gourmet kitchen • 3275 sq. ft. custom home 11-174

OM E ST ANC U C EG EL

INCREDIBLE • True luxury duplex • 2077 sq. ft. finished • 3000 sq. ft. total • Full warranty • Stunning kitchen

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$299,900 • Silent close cabinets • Granite counters • Inlaid tiles • Bamboo flooring • 9 ft ceilings 11-175

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PERFECTLY PRIVATE $329,000 • One level townhouse • Double garage • 1522 sq. ft. open floor plan • 2 bdrm/2 full baths • Vaulted ceilings

• Family room • Walk in closet • Power awning • Courtyard • Covered deck 11-157

W G NE TIN S LI

EXQUISITE HOME

$899,000

• 5000 sq. ft. • .41 acre • 5+ bedrooms • 7 bathrooms • Separate Suite • All bedrooms with ensuites 11-76

• Games room • Family room • Media room • 5 garage spaces • Shop

SO SUITE • 2820 Sq. Ft • Main level entry • 5 bedrooms, 3 bathrooms • Gas fireplace • 42 foot deck

CLASSIC HOME ON ACREAGE $329,900

12-23

• 1.6 level acres • 2169 sq. ft. • 5 bedrooms • 2 bathrooms • Country kitchen

• Family room • New furnace • New hot water tank • Fibreglass roof • Privacy` 12-26

OUTSTANDING OCEANVIEWS $799,000 • Virtually new • Stunning interior • Maple Bay • Arbutus Point • 1735 sq. ft. rancher • Very private • 2 car garage

• Unique ensuite • Vaulted ceilings • Level .8 acre lot • Huge southside deck • RV parking • Infloor heating • 180 Ocean views 12-28

Call Phil now and start packing

For more information and photos go to:

www.philrooke.com

250-748-4443.

$499,500 • In-law suite • 2 car garage • RV parking • Cul-de-sac

W G NE TIN S LI

11-96

I F Y O U WA N T T O S E L L Y O U R P R O P E RT Y. . . J U S T C A L L P H I L , A N D S TA RT PA C K I N G !

W G NE TIN S LI

MARKETING THE COWICHAN VALLEY d uce

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10

Red

$649,000 $649,000 Ocean Front Arbutus Ridge Home • 2140 Square Feet • 3 bedrooms & Den • 2 1/2 bathrooms • Great Room • Spectacular views w/Vaulted ceilings • Propane fireplace • Gated community 11-106

$395,000 Two Shops for Your Hobbies • 5.73 Acres • Thermo Windows • 10 minutes North of Duncan • 1385 sqft. 2 bdrm home • Fantastic, 10 gpm well • 2 new bthrms w/in-floor heating • 24x24 garage, 16x20 shop • Room for RV too! 11-179

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$274,900 Duncan Patio Home With A View • 2 bedrooms + den • 1315 square feet • Excellent location • Double wall for sound proofing • Double sided fireplace • 2 large patios • View of meadow & mountians • 55+ community 11-187

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$439,900 Ocean Views - Priced For Your Updating Ideas • Arbutus Ridge • Natural Gas Fireplace • 2 bdrm + den/3 baths • Room for golf cart in garage • Sunroom off Master • Natural Gas BBQ • 2,000+ sq. ft. • Bright, spacious kitchen 11-108 LIST NEW

ING

LIST NEW

$599,000

$129,900 Cute Chemainus Condo • Ground floor location • Spacious 1 bdrm/1 bath • Adult oriented 19+ • Creekside Village • Pets allowed • Central Chemainus • West facing • Laundry in-suite 11-181

Custom Arbutus Ridge Home • Main level entry • 5 pce ensuite • Spectacular Ocean Views • Large kitchen with island • 3 bedrm/3 bath • Vaulted ceilings • Over 2800 sq ft • Large full length deck 12-11

WWW.OSBORNE-REALTY.COM Jackie WOOD

3645 Highcourt Lane Cobble Hill, BC V0R 1L1

P.250.743.3000 F.250.743.9494

$109,700 Convenient Location • New vinyl thermo windows • New paint & flooring • Low condo fee • Kitchen with island • Laundry in suite • Close to recreation & shopping • Open floor plan 1 bdrm/1 bath • Can be rented 12-002 ING

$519,900 Move-In Ready Arbutus Ridge • Open concept plan • Fantastic Ocean Views • Stainless Steel Appliances • Hardwood floors • Updated Cabinets • 2 bdrm + Den & Family Room

12-007


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Cowichan Real Estate Magazine

February 24-March 8, 2012

EW G N TIN S LI

RIVERFRONT HERITAGE HOME

AMAZING AREA • 2 bed, potential 3rd • 2 bathroom • 2 acre • 1/2 duplex, 1800 sq. ft. • Double garage, RV parking

• Mountain views, rural area • Forced air heat * Original owner * Thermal windows • Sweet spot

$274,900

GRANT SCHOLEFIELD

3 4 4 4 8 4 7 250-

$690,000

John Atkinson

Sandra Carswell

Greg Kothlow

Bill McGowan

Jason Finlayson

Phil Rooke

Grant Scholfield

Richard Hajdu

John Jukes

Vera Wilson

Jackie Wood

ED

DOWNSIZING? NOTHING BETTER! • Like new building • Nearly 1200 sq. ft. • 2 bedrooms • 1 1/2 baths • Large kitchen with nook

• Super neighbourhood • .22 of an acre • 3171 square feet • Fully fenced yard • Newer roof

$384,900

RICHARD HAJDU

John Finlayson

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GREAT HOME, GREAT LOCATION

10-154

VERA WILSON

12-27

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• • Great family home • 4 bedrooms, 4 bathrooms • 3 storey home • Wonderful yard & gardens • Quiet no-thru road

• Koksilah riverfront • 26.4 wetland acres • Fenced and crossfenced • Views of Cowichan Bay • Private location

• Built circa 1888 • All its original charm • 4,860 sq. ft. • 6 bedrooms • 3 bathrooms

• Large living areas • Fabulous location • Close to all amenities • Master with ensuite • Secure entry

$154,900

12-12

JOHN JUKES

11-147


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Friday, February 24, 2012

Friday, February 24, 2012

Cowichan News Leader Pictorial W1

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AT KEN EVANS FORD 2011 F350 Crew Cab

2010 Dodge Ram 3500

STK# P3011

4 door, 4x4

3 DAYS ONLY

EVENT PRICE

$38,999

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STK# P2933

4x4, 6.7L Diesel Loaded

$38,700

Y A D N U S , Y A D R U T A S , Y A D I FR 6 2 , 5 2 , 4 2 Y R FEBRUA

S G N I V A S R E T S N MO 2010 F350 Crew 4x4

2006 F350 Lariat

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STK# 3004

Crew, Dually

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$25,200

STK#P3016

$34,900

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www.kenevansford.com

439 Trans Canada Highway, Duncan

1-888-839-2370


Friday, February 24, 2012

Friday, February 24, 2012

YOUR VANCOUVER ISLAND TRUCK AUTHORITY • YOUR VANCOUVER ISLAND TRUCK AUTHORITY • YOUR VANCOUVER ISLAND TRUCK AUTHORITY

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FRIDAY

SATURDAY

SUNDAY

February

February

February

24 25 26 8AM – 6PM

8AM – 6PM

10AM – 4PM

! O M E D

! O M E D 2011 F150 Lariat Crewcab 4x4 #11-177

2011 Ford Expedition LTD #11-577

BLOWOUT

BLOWOUT

$51,899

$42,199

2011 Ford Flex Ltd. Loaded! F2973

2009 Toyota Corolla

2011 Escape 4x4

2007 Chevy Montana Van

2010 Explorer

Only 66,000km! #P2990

Sport, leather #PF2784

7 passenger #1730G

Leather, loaded #P2991

EVENT PRICE

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2010 Grand Caravan

2008 F150 Crew

2008 Edge SEL

2010 Jeep Patriot 4x4

2002 Dodge Ram 1500

$28,990

$26,990

$11,900

$26,800

$10,900

New T! U BLOWO 2011 Ford Escape XLT 4x2 #11-380

#12-130

HUGE BLOWOUT

$19,900

KEN EVANS QUALITY PEOPLE QUALITY PRODUCT QUALITY SERVICE DL# 5964

2006 Jeep Liberty Diesel

EVENT PRICE

$14,900

STO & GO Loaded! #11313A

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$18,900

Loaded! #11261A

Loaded! #P2995A

EVENT PRICE

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$24,900

$16,900

Canopy, 62,000 kms, #11599B

Sport, Auto #P2999

EVENT PRICE

EVENT PRICE

$19,800

$5,900

KEN EVANS www.kenevansford.com 439 Trans Canada Hwy, Duncan 250-748-5555 1-800-748-2155

SALES DEPARTMENT HOURS Monday to Saturday 8am to 6pm

Bernadette Scudder

Chris Yu

Edie Lange

Janette Pauling

Dave Faithfull

Bryan Flynn

Sales Manager

Team Leader

Business Manager

Business Manager

Sales and Leasing Consultant

Sales & Leasing Consultant

*all prices include doc fee of $499.00 just + tax

Glenn Woodman Jill Brewer Sales & Leasing Consultant

Sales & Leasing Consultant

David Clarke

Ian Smith

Sales & Leasing Consultant

Sales & Leasing Consultant

*vehicles may not be exactly as shown

YOUR VANCOUVER ISLAND TRUCK AUTHORITY • YOUR VANCOUVER ISLAND TRUCK AUTHORITY • YOUR VANCOUVER ISLAND TRUCK AUTHORITY

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Friday, February 24, 2012

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YOUR VANCOUVER ISLAND TRUCK AUTHORITY • YOUR VANCOUVER ISLAND TRUCK AUTHORITY • YOUR VANCOUVER ISLAND TRUCK AUTHORITY

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FRIDAY

SATURDAY

SUNDAY

February

February

February

24 25 26 8AM – 6PM

8AM – 6PM

10AM – 4PM

! O M E D

! O M E D 2011 F150 Lariat Crewcab 4x4 #11-177

2011 Ford Expedition LTD #11-577

BLOWOUT

BLOWOUT

$51,899

$42,199

2011 Ford Flex Ltd. Loaded! F2973

2009 Toyota Corolla

2011 Escape 4x4

2007 Chevy Montana Van

2010 Explorer

Only 66,000km! #P2990

Sport, leather #PF2784

7 passenger #1730G

Leather, loaded #P2991

EVENT PRICE

EVENT PRICE

EVENT PRICE

EVENT PRICE

EVENT PRICE

2010 Grand Caravan

2008 F150 Crew

2008 Edge SEL

2010 Jeep Patriot 4x4

2002 Dodge Ram 1500

$28,990

$26,990

$11,900

$26,800

$10,900

New T! U BLOWO 2011 Ford Escape XLT 4x2 #11-380

#12-130

HUGE BLOWOUT

$19,900

KEN EVANS QUALITY PEOPLE QUALITY PRODUCT QUALITY SERVICE DL# 5964

2006 Jeep Liberty Diesel

EVENT PRICE

$14,900

STO & GO Loaded! #11313A

EVENT PRICE

$18,900

Loaded! #11261A

Loaded! #P2995A

EVENT PRICE

EVENT PRICE

$24,900

$16,900

Canopy, 62,000 kms, #11599B

Sport, Auto #P2999

EVENT PRICE

EVENT PRICE

$19,800

$5,900

KEN EVANS www.kenevansford.com 439 Trans Canada Hwy, Duncan 250-748-5555 1-800-748-2155

SALES DEPARTMENT HOURS Monday to Saturday 8am to 6pm

Bernadette Scudder

Chris Yu

Edie Lange

Janette Pauling

Dave Faithfull

Bryan Flynn

Sales Manager

Team Leader

Business Manager

Business Manager

Sales and Leasing Consultant

Sales & Leasing Consultant

*all prices include doc fee of $499.00 just + tax

Glenn Woodman Jill Brewer Sales & Leasing Consultant

Sales & Leasing Consultant

David Clarke

Ian Smith

Sales & Leasing Consultant

Sales & Leasing Consultant

*vehicles may not be exactly as shown

YOUR VANCOUVER ISLAND TRUCK AUTHORITY • YOUR VANCOUVER ISLAND TRUCK AUTHORITY • YOUR VANCOUVER ISLAND TRUCK AUTHORITY

YOUR VANCOUVER ISLAND TRUCK AUTHORITY • YOUR VANCOUVER ISLAND TRUCK AUTHORITY •

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W4 Cowichan News Leader Pictorial

Friday, February 24, 2012

Friday, February 24, 2012

Cowichan News Leader Pictorial W1

ANNOUNCING HUGE

ON SITE

EVENT

AT KEN EVANS FORD 2011 F350 Crew Cab

2010 Dodge Ram 3500

STK# P3011

4 door, 4x4

3 DAYS ONLY

EVENT PRICE

$38,999

EVENT PRICE

STK# P2933

4x4, 6.7L Diesel Loaded

$38,700

Y A D N U S , Y A D R U T A S , Y A D I FR 6 2 , 5 2 , 4 2 Y R FEBRUA

S G N I V A S R E T S N MO 2010 F350 Crew 4x4

2006 F350 Lariat

KEN EVANS QUALITY PEOPLE

QUALITY PRODUCT

KEN EVANS FORD Jill Brewer

Sales & Leasing Consultant

Chelsea Metcalf Sales & Leasing Consultant

439 Trans Canada Highway, Duncan 250-748-5555

QUALITY SERVICE

www.kenevansford.com

STK# 3004

Crew, Dually

EVENT PRICE

EVENT PRICE

$25,200

STK#P3016

$34,900

KEN EVANS FORD

www.kenevansford.com

439 Trans Canada Highway, Duncan

1-888-839-2370

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