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Grandpa gets schooled in hockey over spring break

Gazette Photo Carter Quested and his Grandfather John enjoyed a little one on one hockey at the Cowichan Lake Sports Arena on Monday afternoon. Carter is on Spring Break and took the opportunity to show his Grandfather some of his hockey moves.

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Affordable age in place community planned Tammy Caruso Gazette

As the senior population in Lake Cowichan increases, demand continues to rise for affordable housing. Mr. Jon Roler has made a proposal for an affordable Age in Place Living Community at 21 Oak Lane to meet these rising demands. Currently, Roler is in the process of completing a Canada Mortgage and Housing Corporation application. Part of this application process requests a letter of support from the municipality in which the Age in Place housing will be established. At last week’s Town meeting, Roler had formally requested a letter of support in principal and council approved it. “In order for towns to keep seniors in their community there needs to be housing in all price ranges and especially homes that have minimal upkeep involved.” says Coun. Bob Day. The proposed community will feature homes priced $60,000 less than that of comparable housing currently available, making monthly mortgage payments with the current

interest rate below $700 a month. Extra services that would be available for senior home owners include transportation, meals and housekeeping. The ¿rst phase of housing development includes 15 attached patio residences. In 8-10 years, the expectation is approximately 40 patio residences. Each home will be 900 square feet and include a 220 square foot garage. The homes will be energy ef¿cient, have low water use plumbing, and low volatile organic compound paint, making the homes green and more affordable in terms of energy and water consumption. The development still has many hoops to jump through before it meets all of the servicing requirements. However, when the project is ¿nished there would be an agreement in place for all units that guaranteed they remained affordable into the future. Roler notes in his proposal, “This will be a community in which the individual will ¿nd safe comfortable accommodation, services, amenities and a sense of security knowing their needs will be met as they age in place.”

Soon we shall be planting will be pouring some gravel and planting plants as they get them. Communities in Bloom is getting geared up for another The ¿rst week of school season of beautifying our community and encouraging youngafter Easter break will sters in the area to start gardening and planting. The Town and Communities in Bloom will be planting fruit commence the annual hanging basket project led and nut trees throughout Lake Cowichan this spring. by Communities in Bloom. This has been a successful fundCurrently, Communities in Bloom is working on a new raiser in the past, raising approximately $1200 each year. phase of rhododendrons — a species of woody plants known The cost to Communities in Bloom is around $300, and for their clusters of large Àowers — in Memorial Park and the remaining $900 in proceeds gets divided between the LCSS Middle School, Palsson Elementary, and AB Greenwell Elementary for THIS DEAL WILL MAKE YOU SMILE FROM EAR TO EAR!! green initiatives. Working in conjunction with the suppliers of Country Grocer who provide 90 per cent of the plants and baskets, this annual event means a Book a minimum 5 Nights Vacation Package great deal to the community. ST BY MARCH 31 2012 AB Greenwell uses their portion of the money and SAVE % On Select Disney Resort to plant a vegetable garden on the grounds, UP TO Hotels for Travel while Palsson Elementary students plant Àowers Completed by June 14, 2012 in front of their school. The Middle School will use the money to fund the ongoing greenhouse Sherri Brubaker project. Currently, Communities in Bloom is in nego60 STATION ST. • 250-748–8128 • 1–800–434–0566 B.C. REG 1506 tiations as a group with LCSS to determine what role they will play in the Community Garden Project. Tammy Caruso Gazette

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In brief A little of this and that ☞ Curt Knippelberg update

According to Facebook Curt is now in India and has had tests and surgery on his cyst and is recovering before coming home.

☞ Burger and Beer fund-raiser update The fund raiser did amazingly well. Over $2,000 was made in a very short amount of time. Little Hayley was there the whole night running around putting smiles on everyone’s face. She started her next round of chemo so the monies will come in handy for travel expenses. A final total dollars raised will be available in the middle of April because the Riverside Inn has jumped on board. They have created a beautiful raffle basket and tickets will be sold in the pub and the beer and wine store. They will also be donating $1 from every Bud purchased, every wing order and as well as every burger for the first two weeks in April.

☞ Local Businesses Opening and On The Move Studio 261 Arts Space has opened at 261 South Shore Road and offers lessons in piano, guitar, clarinet, Àute, voice, music theory and more. They also have gallery, performance and meeting space available. Sue’s Pins & Needles is open in her home at 8095 Cowichan Lake road. She sells fabric and does custom sewing, alterations and embroidery. She also sells and consults for Epicure.

☞ Chicken anyone?

Lake Cowichan Secondary School grads are selling Cheers chicken until Apr. 20 as a fund raiser for their graduation. Contact a grad to order. Please keep your bottles to donate to them as well. Grads will hold a bottle drive on Saturday, March 31 at Saywell Park, 9a.m.-4p.m.

☞ Hot dog fund-raiser The Lake Days Celebration Society will be holding a hot-dog-fund raiser at Country grocer, Saturday, March 24.

☞ CICV off air

The CICV Board of Directors apologizes to their loyal listeners for the interruption to broadcast service. Antenna tests were done on March 9 to ultimately improve service but the equipment did not respond well to the movement. Technicians will not be available until March 23rd to get the station back on air.

☞ Want to roast marshmallows under the stars this summer? Better make a reservation. The Ministry of Environment announced that starting on March 15, for the ¿rst time ever, people will be able to book up to three reservations at one time for their favourite BC Parks campground. Reservations for all front-country provincial campgrounds began at 7 a.m. on Thursday, March 15 and showed a 41 per cent increase in reservations over 2011. Reservations can be made a maximum of three months in advance. Reservations for group sites are available up to 12 months in advance. Book your favourite spot through the interactive online reservation system at www.discovercamping.ca . Reservation fees apply for each booking. The system also offers mobile web services so Smartphone users can easily make and change plans from the open road. For a surcharge of $5, reservations can also be made through the call centre at 1.800.689.9025.


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Local Chamber of Commerce has new president Dennis Skalicky Gazette

After seven years, the Cowichan Lake District Chamber of Commerce has a new president. Jim Humphrey, who has been the president of the Chamber since 2005 stepped down as a director and president at this year’s AGM. Humphrey said it was time for a change in the presidential position at the Chamber and that he feels every volunteer organization needs to bring in different people with new ideas and direction. He says one of the highlights of his time File Photo Fil Ph t as president has Rita Dustow is the new Cowichan been the increase Lake District Chamber of Commerce president and is looking forward to in the number of members, which a fun year.

has gone from forty-¿ve members seven years ago to the current one hundred and thirty. He is also proud of the fact that the Chamber has gone from a poor ¿nancial position to being self-suf¿cient with money in the bank. Working with Town Council on the Visitor Centre has also proved to be rewarding. The Centre now offers visitors to the area a place to learn about the communities around the lake and shows them why they should stay and take advantage of all the things there are to do locally and hopefully draws them back to the area again. Humphrey says that having a full time employee at the Visitor Centre has proven to be worthwhile as tourist numbers to the area continue to climb. The Chamber board now has ten directors and it would be good to get local business people to come forward and commit their time to help ¿ll the two remaining Directors positions. He notes that the information kiosks in Mesachie Lake and Saywell Park as things he is proud he has accomplished during his term. Humphrey says that he thinks new president Rita Dustow will do a great job in her new position. Her high energy level combined with her understanding of what it is like to be in business in the Cowichan Lake area will serve her well in her new position. Humphrey is sure that with Dustow as president and Ron McKenzie as vice president, the chamber is in good hands.

Dustow says she is looking forward to working with the returning and new board members and anticipates a new learning curve and a fun year ahead. Dustow and her husband William have lived at the Lake for eight years. They have been active in the community as business owners as well as volunteering on a number of committees. Dustow’s aim is for the Chamber to work with the local businesses, Town Council, Area F and I directors to promote the lake area as a business friendly place. She invites everyone to forward their ideas to the Visitor/ Business Centre and she will set up some round table discussions on what we can all do to help move the business community forward. “ I would like to thank now past president Jim Humphrey for all his hard work and dedication over the years , and I will be in constant contact with him for at least the next three months,” she adds. The current executive for the Cowichan Lake District Chamber of Commerce are Rita Dustow, president, Ron Mckenzie, vice president, Jim Humphrey immediate past president and directors Terry Hale, Mike Desjardin, Jennifer Clarke, Morreen Coulter, Joseph Cullen, Gil Mauro, Sandy Stinson, Symon Whalvin . Katherine Worsley continues as the coordinator of the Visitor/Business Centre.

School trustees split on the numbers as budget process begins Krista Siefken Gazette

Cowichan school trustees have just kicked off what’s expected to be a divisive budget process, and they’re already $1.6 million apart. The disagreement stems from the projected shortfall — one camp pegs the ¿gure at $2.4 million, the other, $800,000. “The $800,000 number that’s been put around is after senior staff made some suggestions on how to reduce the de¿cit, but that certainly hasn’t been anything that’s been approved by the ¿nance committee or the board, so we’re looking at the straight-up numbers right now,” said Trustee Ellen Oxman, who heads up School District 79’s ¿nance committee. Trustee Cathy Schmidt — who chaired the ¿nance committee for the three previous budgets — used the same paint for a different picture. “The amount of funding is determined by enrolment and, with declining enrolment, the district will receive less money,” Schmidt explained. “Staff adjusted the amount for declining enrolment and the staf¿ng level without the second semester addition, and determined that the shortfall amount for next year is $800,000.” SD79 secretary-treasurer Bob Harper con¿rmed the numbers are simply being interpreted in two different ways, but stressed that the ¿gures being used right now are only estimates. Meanwhile, the board of education is actively soliciting community input as it builds its ¿nancial plan for 2012/2013. A survey is circulating the community, and the

district has created a Facebook page and email address (budget@sd79.bc.ca) to collect feedback. There’s also the public budget meeting scheduled for 6:30 p.m. on March 28 at Quamichan Middle School. “Things are a little bit different than how it’s been done in the past — we’re trying to get input up front before the budget is built,” Oxman said. “When you look at a budget, it’s all numbers. We want to attach people to those numbers, attach issues to those numbers, when we make really big decisions that affect people every day.” Oxman’s also thrilled to have students more involved in the process. “I think that’s fantastic because they live the school life every day, so to have them involved in the process is, I think, a great thing, and I hope they stay involved,” she said. “We’re trying to make this as open as possible. Good schools means good communities, and we need to know what they think. We want to hear everything, not just what they think we might want to hear. We want all sides.” One of those “sides” is the four-trustee faction on the board that vehemently opposes a de¿cit budget. With the majority of the nine-member board favouring a no-cuts budget this year, trustees such as Schmidt are advocating for support for a balanced budget. “When I took my oath of of¿ce, I said I’d uphold the School Act, and that means putting in a balanced budget,” said Schmidt. She pointed out the alternative will likely mean the

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Inside the numbers: Projected operating revenues: $71,540,863 Projected operating expenditures: $74,006,316 Projected shortfall: $2,465,453 Proposed savings adjustments: teacher reduction of 8.38 due to declining enrolment $762,580 student-to-educator ratio shift to the standard 17.2 (from16.8) $802,620 2011/12 operating budget surplus $200,000 Aboriginal education estimated rollover: $325,000 Proposed expense adjustments: add four contingency teachers $364,000 add fuel adjustment $33,000 add utility cost adjustments $44,000 Adjusted projected shortfall: $817,253

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Lake Cowichan District Minor Hockey scores big at tournaments Wow, what a weekend for Minor Hockey teams from the Lake Cowichan area. Local teams traveled to both Richmond and Sooke this past weekend competing in end of season tournaments. The teams all placed well in their respective tournaments and by all accounts a good time was had by all. An important part of playing minor hockey is the opportunity to travel with your teammates, coaches, family and friends to tournaments like these. Hockey memories will be intertwined with

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all the fun that a road trip at this age offers. Photos that were sent to the Gazette show everyone that made the out of town trips having a lot of fun and enjoying themselves as they became closer as teammates and friends. Well done to the players for their success in the tournaments and all the coaches and volunteers who made all these memories possible. You did a great job of representing our area and showed how much minor hockey is supported and appreciated at the lake.

High Five(s)

A big high- ¿ve to the organizers and supporters of the Burger and Beer event for Hayley MacDonald on the weekend. Over $2,000 was raised on Saturday afternoon for this very worthwhile cause. Once again our town showed the true community spirit. Thanks to everyone who came out to this event and showed their support. High-¿ve and thank you to everyone who kept their sidewalks cleared and who helped their neighbours clear sidewalks during our recent snowfall. Thankfully no accidents were reported.

Connecting students with jobs BC Bureau

VICTORIA – The noise of the teachers’ strike drowned out debate on the B.C. budget so thoroughly that one of Finance Minister Kevin Falcon’s more controversial ideas only made the news last week. Reporters dubbed it “Welfare Air.” Falcon plans a pilot program By Tom Fletcher to offer social assistance recipients training and airfare if they can line up a job in B.C.’s northern energy boomtowns. Workers are being imported to ¿ll jobs there, while in Metro Vancouver and elsewhere the number of single employable people applying for social assistance is rising. Much of oil and gas work is dirty and dangerous. These days most industrial jobs involve sophisticated electronics, and the technical skill level required is high. But there are entry-level jobs going begging, and relatively high pay is offered to ¿ll positions in a short-staffed service sector in the Peace region. NDP MLA Carole James, no stranger to northern B.C., dismissed Falcon’s plan as a stunt. There are unemployed people in the region who should be offered training before we start Àying people up from Vancouver, James said. Yet I repeatedly hear from northern employers that the

labour shortage is real and growing. The NDP warns that B.C. faces a future of “people without jobs, and jobs without people.” Mostly they blame the B.C. Liberals for removing apprenticeship programs from union control. I spoke with James about post-secondary needs a couple of weeks ago. She mentioned NDP leader Adrian Dix’s signature policy to restore B.C. student grants, funded by a capital tax on ¿nancial institutions. She also agreed that part of the problem is young people taking post-secondary education that leads to ¿elds with poor job prospects. I suggested that if B.C. taxpayers are to increase their subsidy to post-secondary students, already worth about two thirds of their schooling costs, perhaps grants could be targeted to areas of pressing economic need. To my surprise, James agreed that is worth considering. This is signi¿cant, not only because it is likely to be unpopular in the education establishment. There is a good chance that James, a former school trustee, will be B.C.’s education minister in 14 months. After writing about the labour shortage last week, I was bombarded with messages from an irate Vancouver high school teacher who mocked the whole notion as corporate propaganda. No labour shortage exists, globally or in B.C., he claimed. Rather, “capitalists” of the “one per

cent” have tried to “vocationalize” public education for a century, but the “people” have always “resisted.” Radical socialists aside, why would matching student aid to employment demand be unpopular with teachers? Education Minister George Abbott offered a clue during the lengthy debate over ending the teachers’ strike. Abbott noted that for every three teachers coming out of B.C. universities, there is currently only one job available. Certainly student debt is an issue worth discussing. And most would agree it’s easier to pay off loans if one can ¿nd a job in one’s ¿eld upon graduation. Should further subsidies go to soon-to-be-unemployed teachers? No. Our education system trains too many people for what they want to do, rather than what the economy needs. And our economy de¿nitely does not need more kids taught Marxist claptrap. Further to that, a tax on banks will be popular with some of today’s students, who protested against capitalism in the “occupy” camps that will resume as the weather improves. Others will examine the idea and conclude that ¿nancial institutions will recover the tax from customers, and perhaps ¿nd ways to get the job done with fewer employees.

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Letters to the editor: Your say Letters to the editor are welcome, but writers are requested to keep their submissions to 350 words or less. All letters must contain the name, address and signature of the writer, and a phone number where they may be reached during business hours. Thank you letters will not normally be considered for publication.

Worry about schools in BC not China The following is a letter sent to the Minister of Education and to the Gazette regarding Bill22 You would have the public believe the reason for your “cooling off period” was precipitated by student reports not being issued as per the Labour Relations Board ruling. A ruling both parties agreed to in Phase One of teacher job action. You asserted teachers’ accountability is paramount to parents. Having said that, it follows that the government should also be accountable to the public. I am horri¿ed that your government seems to demonstrate time and time again the shallowness of their convictions in this regard. Please instruct your premier to quit Àaunting her “open government” mantra. It has gotten old very quickly and is an insult to me as a taxpayer and BC citizen. Perhaps instead of jaunting

around the globe to see schools in China, you could become more familiar with the ones in BC that you are responsible for. As you said in the house today, you are becoming familiar with how the education system of BC actually works. The day that you expect royal assent to be given is not the time to become aware of a very intricate and valuable system. You also stated that teachers should be teaching in positions for which they have the quali¿cations. If I understood your comments correctly today, you most certainly do not have the appropriate quali¿cations and my grandchildren are going to pay the price for you inept abilities. Chronically disappointed in your handling of this very vital ministry. I regret the days ahead for my grandchildren. You have systematically created an environment to enable our Public Education System to implode. You should be ashamed. I don’t know how you sleep at night. I certainly am unable to do so.

merchants can Àourish. Of course disputes will arise, but it is sad when these disputes cannot be resolved amicably to the bene¿t of our residents. U-Haul provided an important service and will be missed. David Ridley Lake Cowichan

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Council should enact bylaws that encourage Re: “U-Haul hits the road for good,” March 14 In the early days, Lake Cowichan was a one-shop town. The local store provided every-

thing from soup to nuts to horse shoe nails. As the population and the economy grew, stores became more specialized and many merchants could make a good living at the Lake. Times change. Now that stores are closing and businesses leaving town, those remaining are struggling to survive by expanding their product base and services. It is important that our council and their staff enact bylaws and policies to encourage these changes so that Lake Cowichan

Re: “RCMP report-March Meadows Golf Course damage,” March 14 This annoys the hell out of me. It’s people like this that give decent, law abiding ATV riders a bad name. Please know that most of us are not like this. The majority ATV riders in the Valley (including the Cowichan Valley ATV Club) love and respect the Valley and would never do anything this stupid or destructive. Chris Lehmann Thompson From The Gazette’s Facebook page

Southshore Road streetscape Tammy Caruso Gazette

There was a recommendation at last week’s Town meeting from Naji Rizk, superintendent for Public Works and Engineering Services of Lake Cowichan, to award the civil engineering design and construction inspection bid for the South Shore Road improvements to Associated Engineering, the lowest bidder of three companies. Associated Engineering’s bid will include water work, as-built survey, and the daily rate for construction services. The proposed roundabout will cost approximately $27,210 (from Associated Engineering) and $40,780 for improvements. The work Associated Engineering will provide does not include street light schemes, landscaping improvements, irrigation, signage, storm water management, construction inspection, material testing or contingencies. Additional funding of $25,800 (30 days x $860 per day) is needed for the construction inspection and $31,210 for the ¿rst phase of improvements not included in Associated Engi-

neering’s proposal. This brings the total required allocated costs for the South Shore Road roundabout and improvements to $125,000. The improvements proposed may bring on some parking issues along the side of the road. Coun. Bob Day says “There is ample parking at several locations near the main street,” He adds, “Studies have shown that if parking directly in front of business locations is limited, and if people have to park off the main street they then become pedestrians and are more likely to enter more than one business.” This is good news for business owners along the South Shore Road. The ¿rst phase of the streetscape will include bulging out of the sidewalks at crosswalks which will aid in slowing down traf¿c, keeping our streets safer and reducing the amount of “close calls” at that particular intersection. Future phases of improvements that would be part of council’s vision would be consistent wider sidewalks all the way through town that host esthetically pleasing benches and trees.

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PUBLIC CONSULTATION ON 2012/2013 BUDGET AND SCHOOL CALENDAR

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Kissinger Lake: the history of Camp 3

You are invited to give your advice and comments to the Board of Education about the 2012/2013 Budget and School Calendar at a Public Meeting on Wednesday, March 28, 2012 at 6:30 pm at Quamichan Middle School Multi-Purpose Room.

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Hidden not far from here lies the small but beautiful Kissinger Lake. Today the lake, which is situated at the west end of Cowichan Lake, is a magnet for many By Rolli Gunderson who like camping, canoeing, boating (electric motors only), swimming, exploring, biking, and hiking. Run by TimberWest, the Kissinger campsite is easily accessible from either side of the lake, unlike the early days when the area was a remote logging camp. During the 1920s and ’30s Island Lumber Company leased holdings from Cowichan Lumber Company. John D. Kissinger was president at the time, prompting the camp to be named Kissinger. According to the 2005 book, Caycuse Memories, the Canadian National Railway laid steel to Kissinger in 1928 thus enabling 5 million feet of timber a month to be shipped out. Island Logging then constructed a logging railway camp at Kissinger, complete with the most modern machinery then available. By 1929 there were close to 200 loggers working at the camp, which temporarily closed in 1931 (during the Depression). In 1934, Kissinger, by then called Camp 3, re-opened and was taken over by Industrial

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Lumber Mills Co. (ITM) who also operated the ITM lumber mill at Youbou. In 1937, Camp 3 (still referred to as Kissinger by locals) had brought in a school to accommodate the children of the 20 families that lived in camp. Within the next few years, a dozen or so Àoat houses were brought to the head of Cowichan Lake. These houses were for additional employees and their families, bringing the total population to 47 families plus the many Chinese employees who lived in the company owned bunkhouses. Rail service to Kissinger stopped in the mid 1940s with the rails then being leased to ITM and later British Columbia Forest Products (BCFP) who took over the operation about 1946. Over the following years Camp 3 grew in size and population — building a community hall, new school and several new modern bunkhouses. Sports teams, a Junior Forest Warden group, a ¿rst aid team and other social groups were formed. Later a mobile library stopped at Kissinger twice a week, church services were held in the old school, and the Nitinat Trap and Gun Club was formed. A road to Caycuse was opened in 1956 two years prior to the permanent closure of Camp 3. In 1985, the camp was razed leaving barely a sign that the logging camp/ community had ever existed. Research: Kissinger article, Caycuse Memories, and Kissinger Lake Campsite website.


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271 S South Shore $269,000 COMMERC COMMERCIAL LOT – corner lot on almost an acre on main road in Town a

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PRICED TO SELL! This rancher needs some inside work to finish it off but it can be a beauty when complete. The 3 bedroom, 1bath home is located in the Cowichan District Hospital area & minutes from downtown. Great price & quick possession possible.

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Three Wide Men play music at the Lake Malcom (¿ddle) is the band’s token Scot, and his many original tunes are featured by the band. We felt that a band featuring an Irishman, and Ulsterman and a Scot was particularly appropriate so close to Saint Patrick’s Day. What: A relaxed evening of traditional folk music When: Thursday, March 22, 7:30 p.m. (Open stage followed by feature) Where: Lower Centennial Hall Admission: $5 for adults; 15-years-old and under are free.

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WEDNESDAY, March 21, 2012

Cowichan Lake Senior Centre’s News

Jackie Jack Photo

Seniors enjoy a potluck-meal at the Cowichan Lake and District Senior Centre’s Valentine’s Day celebration.

The Cowichan Lake Golden Agers will be having a Easter Banquet and Esther Hat Parade on Saturday, April 14 at 5 p.m. Tickets will be sold at the centre and the cut off day will be April 12. Entertainment will be Averill from

Nanaimo and there will be door prizes and prizes for the best looking bonnet for men and women. The Cowichan Lake and District Senior Association will be having their annual Bazaar on Saturday, April 21at 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. We need White Elephant items. During the Bazaar there will be a bake sale and craft items for sale. The kitchen will have a lunch special plus desserts and coffee. Also, a silent auction will be held with items provided by donation from the local businesses — these items will be displayed the week before the Bazaar. The CLGAS are planning a trip in May to the Shaw Ocean Discovery Centre in Sidney and a picnic lunch.  CLDSA general meeting is Thursday, April 10 at 1:30 p.m. at the Senior Centre  CLGAS general meeting is Tuesday, May 8 at 1:30 p.m. at the Senior Centre.  Youbou OAP meeting is the 3rd Friday of the month in the Youbou Community Church. - Submitted by Jackie Jack

Name: Janet Vanyo Occupation: Pharmacist, Island Pharmacy at the Village (Lake Cowichan) I was born in: Trail, B.C. Hometown: Duncan, B.C. If I had a million dollars I would...pay off my mortgage and invest the rest If you looked in my fridge right now you’d find: Lots of vegetables and fruit Most people don’t know that: I do yoga and Pilate’s and musical theatre with the Cowichan Musical Theatre Society Best memory ever: the birth of my son, Alex My dream vacation would be: Europe and Britain Favourite food: pepperoni pizza Favourite book: The Hunger Games If I was stuck on a desert island I would definitely need: bottled water and my PVR (thing for recording TV shows)

FUNDING FOR STUDENTS, NOT FOR WAGE HIKES. The BCTF is demanding a 15 per cent wage hike and other benefits that would cost $2 billion and raise taxes for BC families. Virtually all other public sector unions have settled for no wage increases. It’s unacceptable that schools are disrupted and that students and their families are inconvenienced over an unreasonable salary demand in difficult economic times. The union is making claims and demands that simply don’t add up.

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The union wants more paid time outside the classroom – sick leave for teachers on call, expanded bereavement and discretionary leave.

The government wants more time for teacher training and to ensure that Pro-D days really are for professional development.

The union says all teaching positions should be selected on the basis of seniority.

The government supports seniority but qualifications must also count so that math teachers teach math, and science teachers teach science.

The union says that teachers who perform poorly in evaluations will be dismissed – ‘one strike and you’re out’.

The government wants to support teacher improvement through a standardized evaluation process.

The union says that government refuses to negotiate.

There has been over a year of negotiations and 78 full bargaining sessions.

The union says that class size limits have been eliminated.

Class size limits will remain in place on all grades across BC.

The union says that BC has 700 fewer special needs teachers.

2100 new teaching assistants have been hired since 2001. And, with a new $165 million Learning Improvement Fund, we will hire more.

It’s time to focus on what matters most in education – BC’s students. That’s why we are focused on per-student funding which is at an all time high, not on wage increases. We all want to do more to make BC’s education system even better. It’s the driving force behind BC’s Education Plan that teachers, parents and students are helping to shape. Teachers care about their students. Parents care about their children’s future.

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WATERMAIN FLUSHING NOTICE Please be advised that the Public Works Department will be undertaking routine watermain flushing within the Town of Lake Cowichan during the month of March 2012. During this month, some water discolouration and short periods of low water pressure may be experienced. If you experience water discolouration, please run the tap until water is clear. Commercial establishments, such as laundromats, beauty salons, hotels and restaurants will receive advanced warning of flushing in their area if a request for such notification is received by the Public Works Department in due time. The Town of Lake Cowichan does not accept responsibility for any damage arising from the related work. We apologize for the inconvenience and thank you for your cooperation. Nagi Rizk, P.Eng. Superintendent, Public Works and Engineering Services Phone: 250-749-6244

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pending 12 hours behind the wheel is not something most of us are familiar with, unless you happen to be a cabby or longhaul truck driver. For an RCMP of¿cer in the Cowichan Valley, it’s all part of the daily (or nightly) routine. A police cruiser is a combination mode of transport, communication post, of¿ce and lifeline. The dashboard is covered with a myriad of switches and buttons controlling the many optional features such as lights and sirens, with the on-board computer and radio close at hand. The cruisers are all equipped with GPS (Global Positioning System) so not only does the detachment know where each vehicle is at all times, of¿cers in the ¿eld are always aware just where their fellow of¿cers are located at any given time. Of¿cers are in and out of their vehicles countless times during a shift, no mean feat when you consider the amount of equipment that they carry and wear at nearly all times. The protective vest, side arm, bullets, handcuffs, baton, Àashlight and OC (pepper) spray when all combined, weigh in at nearly 30 pounds. “Sometimes it’s pretty uncomfortable,” said Cst. Barry Fulford. The cruiser, uniform and personal gear that of¿cers employ in the ¿eld are just one small part of the resources they rely on to get the job done while at all times endeavouring to keep themselves, their fellow of¿cers and the public at large safe. Equally important is the back up team of professionals and resources that are always standing by, just a radio call away. The GIS (General Investigative Services) (what the public would recognize as detectives and plainclothes of¿cers), ERT (Emergency Response Team) and PDS (Police Dog Service) can all be called in if needed at a moments notice. As well, there are additional transport options such as boats, helicopters and all terrain

vehicles when required. School liaisons and Community Policing staff as well as volunteers with things like C.O.P (Citizens on Patrol), Block Watch, Speed Watch and Wilderness Watch all help to round out the team. At the detachment a Watch Clerk ensures that all the necessary paperwork and ¿les are properly dealt with, while another clerk handles the more physical evidence. “An exhibit clerk documents and locks up any seized items that may be held for evidence,” said Fulford. “Vehicles are gone over in the Ident. Bay for things like ¿ngerprints, ¿bres, etc.” At the North Cowichan Detachment there are lockers where physical evidence is stored and row upon row of shelves housing thousand upon thousands of case ¿les. The complexity of keeping track of such a massive volume of information which is added to on an almost hourly basis is truly staggering. At the lockup, there is a guard who monitors the cameras within each detainment cell. On the night of my visit the inmates ranged in age from 14 to about 60. “There are never men housed with women, ,” said Fulford. “Often the guests we have in cells are intoxicated, violent, infectious and sometimes all three.” Everything that goes on from the moment someone arrives in custody is videotaped and recorded. Overseeing it all, from the of¿cers in the ¿eld, to the people in the cells is the watch commander. At the Lake Cowichan detachment, the same resources and staff are available as needed, again just a radio call away. “We can call up the dog service when needed for tracking or executing a high risk search warrant,” said Lake Cowichan Detachment Commander, Sgt. Dave Voller. The support of local government and that of the general public is also a huge asset for the force. “We’re fortunate that we have a community that supports us,” said

Voller. In smaller communities like the Lake, you’re more likely to run into off-duty of¿cers at the grocery store or gas station. The anonymity that comes with a large population base just doesn’t happen in small towns. Of¿cers are often approached with questions, concerns and complaints while they’re off-duty, not in uniform and just going about their daily lives. “You get people out Àagging you down when you’re out mowing the lawn,” said Voller. “If you’re not comfortable with that, then maybe you’re not cut out for small town policing.” In British Columbia, we are served by the largest division in the RCMP, some 9500 members strong, which makes up approximately one third of the nation’s total force. They provide municipal, provincial and federal policing from tiny, isolated Aboriginal communities to major cities. The misinformation regarding crimes and police work that many people have acquired through mainstream US media is ongoing. “I have people demanding their Miranda rights,” said Cst. Fulford. Miranda rights is an American term and in Canada our rights are from the Canadian Charter of Human Rights. “In Canada, you are allowed a phone call to your lawyer. I’ve had 50-year-old guys who wanted to call their mothers.” The media hype about organized crime and teen violence is another issue. “Of course the tentacles of organized crime do reach into areas like ours, but mainly in the form of large scale illicit (marijuana) grow-ops,” said Sgt. Voller. “As for youth crime, I think the youth in this community are great. The vast majority are really good kids. We’re very lucky in that respect.” As for the bad press that the RCMP has suffered in the media of late, Voller is concise and to the point. “If someone’s got a beef, just come on in and talk to us. We’re always around.”


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Wednesday, March 21, 2012

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A must view. High on quality, complete privacy and lake views. This 3 bedroom and den home has lots of rock work, shop, pool and hot tub. Must be viewed to fully appreciate.

174 Elk Road

$379,000

$1,549,000 • Waterfront + 2 Homes • All fenced • Boat ramp A great place to call home!

276 South Shore Rd.

$235,000 Landscaped and garden area. Big Lot ,View, Duplex

$449,000 • 4 bedrooms, 4 bathrooms • 30’ waterfront on river • BONUS 1 bedroom daylight suite • Commercial residential zoning

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187 Tern Road

$319,000

9 King George N Street

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Lot 22 Kestrel Dr.

$189,900

$269,000

10549 Coon Creek Rd.

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10484 Youbou Road

228 Grants Lake Road

$265,000 109 Southshore Rd.

18 King George

$175,000

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$569,000

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67 South Shore Rd. COMMERCIAL

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$350,000

200 Cowichan Ave. East

96 Johel Rd.

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$195,000 10176 Youbou Rd.

$224,000 $829,000

$339,900

10408 Arbutus Street

9646 Creekside

$150,000

$510,000 • complete to lock up • two full stories and two half stories

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$299,000 $695,000

$239,000 • Water development • Ideal for retirees or snowbirds • I BDRM + DEN $249,000

Greendale Rd.

This going concern could be a gold mine! House, pumps, carwash, convience store and take out counter

• 1/2 acre • 300 ft.of Riverfront split by the road • Septic in REDUCED

$2,500,000

$178,000

$399,900

• beautifully landscaped split level home • huge shop

9590 Creekside Road

$675,000

• WATERFRONT • Pub & Restaurant MOTIVATED!

C7 Commercial Waterfront. Perfect for resort or cabins. Offered at $1,350,000, recent appraised value.

100 Elk Road

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Dermod & Dudley’s

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175 South Shore Road

.47 acre commercial lot. Sewer and water

$179,000 266 Hillside Road

three bedroom A-Frame with separate shop

$279,000

$399,000 • Riverfront +/ residential+/ +business too! • Location, location,location • Established since 1960 • 1960 sq’ building • 3 bedroom, 2 bathroom • 62x104 riverfront lot

2.5 Acres of waterfront “the perfect campsite” 1/10 share. off the grid

2 Homes

lake view from the kitchen landscaped .52 of an acre

$369,000

1052 Youbou Rd. 10524 105 South Shore Rd. This first class Bar & Grill & restaurant with Riverfront with basement. a liquor store below was just a bit ahead if its REDUCED time. Youbou is just on the brink of exploding into its own. This building is world class, the cedar and art work are tremendous, the stair case alone coming up the back has been done by a true artisan. The kitchen is well laid out and the sports bar feel keeps it packed on those special days. The liquor 103 South Shore Rd. store downstairs is well used. Waterfront Investment

26,000 Sq. Ft. of Gardening Paradise Huge Shop

• newer windows • roof & electrial • fully fenced • 3 bedrooms

• Waterview • Low maintenance yard • recreation nearby #4 Paradise Village

100 Elk Road

Duncan Townhouse

Spectacular Lake views, great location. Steps to the Marina.

$449,000 $550,000

$399,000

Amazing views, Swimming Pool Am

264 Castley Heights

8150 Sa-Seen-Os Rd.

27 Stevens Crescent

10561 Cypress Rd. 105

• Updated character home on corner lot across the street from Trans Canada Trail

Lakeview lot w/ boat slip & beach access.

Clean, well built, private yet in the heart of town. In-law suite. 408 Point Ideal

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$97,500 93 South Shore Rd.

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10594 Youbou Rd.

9906 06 Swordfern

$269,000 10172 Youbou Rd.

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481 Mountain View Rd.

$649,000

ATTENTION DEVELOPERS and Investors – here is a great opportunity to purchase a multi-family site within city limits with full community servicing. “The Slopes”, a new Lake Cowichan subdivision showcasing a variety of beautiful new homes. Close to town & minutes to the Lake with easy hwy. access.

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514 Johel Crescent

$800,000

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7330 Cowichan Lake Road Room to stretch out on this small acreage. Rental in place paying $1200 per month

389 Point Ideal Waterfront $339,000 Lot 30 Cypress Private $69,000 470 Point Ideal Prime Loc $139,000 466 Point Ideal Prime Loc $137,700 Lot 22 Kestral Dr. $134,500 #4 Meades Creek $374,900 Underground services and mountain vista

Lot 1 Somenos Rd. Duncan

$279,000 • 3.15 Acres

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Wednesday, March 21, 2012

THE LAKE COWICHAN GAZETTE

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March Meadows senior men golfers drive into spring We play 18 holes every Tuesday and the $3 entry-fee earns you a chance at the prizes. If you are not a member of March Meadows Golf Club, you are still welcome. Non-members will have to pay green fees. We usually play regular golf but once in a while, we play a scramble or other special games. We also host other clubs and visit other courses in our inter-club exchange. Remember, if you are a duffer or a pro, you are

The of¿cial start to the new season of senior men’s golf is Tuesday, Apr. 3 at March Meadows Golf Course in Honeymoon Bay. Many members will meet for coffee and a pre-season warm up game on Tuesday, Mar. 27 at 9 a.m. You only have to be 50 years-old, or older, to qualify for this group. We have about 60 members, some beginners, some quite accomplished, and everything in between.

welcome. The Captain makes up the foursomes so you meet many players over the season. We usually ¿nish with a lunch and the prizes. If you are already a member, or looking forward to a fun golf season with a great bunch of guys, come out on Tuesday Mar. 27, at 8:30 a.m. for coffee and, weather permitting, our ¿rst game of the season. —Submitted by Rick Nott, vice-captain

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Wednesday, March 21, 2012

Discover your water footprint Town offers rebates for low-flush and dual-flush toilets Tammy Caruso Gazette Did you know that the average Canadian consumes 328 litres of water every day? How much water do you, as an individual, consume daily? This week is Water Week and the theme is Discover your Water Footprint. Water Week is a nation-wide celebration of water held every year in the third week of March. This week communities across Canada will be helping spread the word and create greater water awareness from March 19 to 25. An assessment was recently conducted by the Cowichan Watershed Board to ascertain the public’s general knowledge about water and water conservation. This survey will aid in ¿nding solutions to conservation issues in our local area and to help address the need for long term planning regarding water management, as well as to increase awareness among local residents. From the water survey conducted, it was determined that 73 per cent of Lake Cowichan residents consume less than 328 litres of water a day and that most households know their water cost, which for the Lake Cowichan area is approximately $160 per year. The survey also examined how important residents thought water conservation was. Only 47 per cent of Lake Cowichan residents thought conservation was very important. “They look at the lake and they think we have lots of water,” says Coun. Tim McGonigle. “It is not the amount, it is the infrastructure behind it.” he adds. Action is being taken in Cowichan households. In Lake Cowichan households 87 per cent actively

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conserve water, which is slightly more than the amount of households in Duncan making the same conscious effort to conserve our precious resources. Water quality was rated by households in the area and only a small percentage of people found it to be poor. There were more Duncan residents that found the quality of their water to be fair to excellent compared to Lake Cowichan citizens. Approximately half of the population surveyed in Lake Cowichan were unaware of toilet rebates that are available. The Town of Lake Cowichan will send a rebate cheque in the amount of $75 for residential installations of low-Àush and dual Àush toilets in an effort to create awareness and conserve more water. Eligibility requirements can be found at www.citygreen.ca/lakecowichan-low-flush-toilet-rebateprogram. Observations from the survey concluded that resident’s knowledge of their water provider and source was strong, but was unable to determine the actual per capita usage. Lake Cowichan’s attitude towards conservation needs to improve, according to the Watershed Board’s survey and they are hoping to do that through continued rebates and perhaps home kits for water consumption. With constant changes in population growth and industry, local water resources are spread thin. Consumption of the energy used to heat, pump and treat our water is something that seems to go unnoticed, but is becoming a serious concern. There is a worldwide need to use our water and energy more ef¿ciently. By being more ef¿cient, we become more responsible in our everyday consumption. We save energy and aid in keeping our local water resources at a safe level for everyone.

THE LAKE COWICHAN GAZETTE

Cowichan Lake and District Minor Hockey AGM and awards Sunday, April 1 at 1 p.m. at the upper Centennial Hall

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Pee Wee C1 score success on Richmond road trip

Indra Johel Photo

Pee Wee C1 Lakers in Richmond outside their hotel March 18.

The Pee Wee C1 Lakers were in Richmond this past weekend for an end of season tournament. On Friday they defeated the Richmond C4 Rangers 4-0. Devon Johel lead the scoring with a hat trick and Cole Anderson netted a goal as well. They then went on to defeat the Kamloops Havoc on Saturday by score of 3-2 with Devon Johel continuing with his hot hand, picking up the hat trick in the win. They suffered their ¿rst loss of the tournament on Sunday losing 3-0 to the Saanich C2 Braves. The team rebounded from the loss later on Sunday as they defeated the Vancouver T-Birds 12-1.Goal scorers were Luke Weirsma, Tanner Cummings, Evan Rowbottom, Cole Anderson with two, Devin Johel with three and Nelson Wagner with four. The team then played on Monday morning and defeated the Langley Cobras 3-1 with Devin Johel netting two goals and Nolan Fothergill adding a single. The team was then to play for gold on Monday afternoon.

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Wednesday, March 21, 2012

THE LAKE COWICHAN GAZETTE

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March Meadows Senior Golf Pre-season warm-up game Tuesday, March 27 at 9 a.m.

SPORTS

Bantam Lakers have great time at Richmond tourney The Bantam Lakers traveled to Richmond on the weekend to play in a season ending tournament. The team ¿nished the tourney with a Bronze place ¿nish on Saturday. The ¿nal game was very intense as they were up 5-3 going into the third period, when the other team scored two goals to tie the game resulting in ¿ve minutes of sudden death overtime. Cale Mackie scored with 3 minutes and 13 seconds left on the clock to give the Lakers the win. It was an awesome game and our boys and gal played with class and never gave up. -Submitted by Kristy Convery

Lake Cowichan Minor Baseball Season will be starting soon — spring weather is around the corner, get out and start practising.

Countrywide Pee Wee C2 take gold in Sooke The Countrywide Pee Wee C2 team traveled to Sooke on the weekend to play in an end of season tournament where they took home the gold.

Sharron Ho-Sooke News Mirror Photo

Miles Brooks shoots and scores on a Sooke goalie during the House Skills competition on Saturday.

Kristy Convery Photo

Bantam Lakers pose after winning the bronze medal at the Richmond Tourney March 18.

Sharron Ho-Sooke News Mirror Photo Kristy Convery Photo

Head Coach Calvin Convery gives his team a final talk between the second and third periods.

Mason Day competes in the speed section of the House Skills competition, winning first place with a time of 17.07 seconds. Steve McKenzie won the accurate shot and Trenton Baslee won the goalie shut out part of the competition.

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It wasn’t all hockey on the weekend as the players took part ina team racing event at TBC Indoor Racing in Richmond during the tournament. The kids and coaches all had a blast.

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Atom Lakers pose after winning their League and the playoffs


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

FUEL/FIREWOOD SEASONED FIREWOOD Vancouver Island’s largest ďŹ rewood producer offers ďŹ rewood legally obtained during forest restoration, large cords. Help restore your forest, Burndrywood.com 1-877-902-WOOD.

GARAGE SALES ENTIRE HOUSEHOLD Moving Sale- Fri, Sat, Mar 23 & 24, 245 North Shore Rd (lower suite). Back door opens at 8am-3pm.

An earthmoving company based in Edson Alberta requires a full time Heavy Duty Mechanic for ďŹ eld and shop work. We require Cat Dozer/Deere excavator experience. You will work a set schedule for days on and off. Call Lloyd @ 780723-5051

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MERCHANDISE FOR SALE

HELP WANTED

COMMUNITY ANNOUNCEMENTS

DROP-IN DARTS DROP every Monday at 7pm

HELP WANTED SOUTH ROCK has positions for road construction workers, BASE - heavy equipment operators (Finish Grader Op). Asphalt - (paver, roller, screed, raker). Heavy Duty Mechanic (service truck). General labourers. Forward resume to: careers@southrock.ca. Fax 403-568-1327; www.southrock.ca.

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MERCHANDISE FOR SALE MISCELLANEOUS FOR SALE

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REAL ESTATE HOUSES FOR SALE

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EXECUTIVE HOME, Lake Cowichan, BC. Offers on $400,000. Architecturally designed executive home: windows and deck overlooking lake 60’x120’ lot. 3 bdrms, 3 baths, den, office, mud room, double garage, full basement, driveway with RV parking. Open House Sats. & Suns. 1-4pm., 219 Kwassin Cres., Lake Cowichan. Call: 250-7497788 (Gord or Irene) Text: 250-732-4046, Email: irenegamlin@gmail.com

FURNISHED room in family home in Sidney. Close to town and bus routes. $500.00 per month. (778) 426-3433 or email: trumanhmason@gmail.com

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Call: 1-250-616-9053

1992, 26 ft TRAVELAIRE. Bright, clean, sleeps 4. Twin beds in back & fold down double bed. Immaculate condition. Full shower with skylight, generator, air conditioning, 91,000 km. $16,500. (250) 743-6036

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

RENTALS

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RENTALS PROPERTY MANAGEMENT APARTMENT/CONDO CROFTON- 2 bdrm, bright, in suite laundry, prking. (Immed) $750. + utils. 250-210-0756. MEADES CREEK- 2 bdrm suite, large yard, prkg, on bus route, pets ok, laundry. $560. Call (250)210-0756.

HALLS LIONS’ CLUB HALL for rent $75. Deposit required. Call Eileen 250-749-3345.

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$600 2 Bedroom Suite #37-211 Madill Lower suite in popular strata. W&D, patio, N/S, N/Pets $600 2 Bedroom Suite #39-211 Madill Lower suite in popular strata. W&D, patio, N/S, N/Pets $650 2 Bedroom Suite #47-211 Madill Upper suite in popular strata development. W&D, N/S, N/P $880 2 bedroom suite 6402 Summit Rd. Skutz Falls, lower suite. Country setting, patio & includes hydro, propane & W/D. N/S, N/Pets. $900 2 bedroom suite 279 North Shore Rd. Beautiful open plan, vaulted ceiling, large deck & great lake view. W/D. Small pet upon approval. Check out rentals online www.lkc.ca To View Call:

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THE LAKE COWICHAN GAZETTE

Wednesday, March 21, 2012

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Cowichan Lake Service Directory Fix common household eyesores consider using a grout stain and sealer to prevent future discoloration.

Even a spotless home complete with the latest gadgets and popular kitchen and bathroom decor cannot compete with little eyesores that go un¿xed. These may include anything from loose knobs to scuffed Àoors. Although it may take a little work, it's generally easy to eradicate common blemishes.

Windows

Bathroom A home's bathroom or bathrooms get more than their fair share of use. As a result, everything from stains to grout to rings around the toilet are common in the bathroom. ¸Vinegar and baking soda can be handy tools in the bathroom. Pour vinegar into the toilet and add some baking soda to create a foaming action. Use a toilet brush to scrub the inside of the bowl. Then allow the solution to sit for an hour before Àushing away.

will dissolve the scale and make it easy to wipe away. Kitchen

¸The same combination can be used to scrub down soap scum that accumulates inside the bath tub. ¸Soak a cotton ball in vinegar and place on surfaces where hard water stains have accumulated. The vinegar

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Remedy nicks with furniture markers that can blend into the wood grain or other surface materials and mask the dings and dents.

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SAVE • Oil, Gas & Electric Furnaces • Heat Pumps • Refrigeration • Duct Cleaning

No matter how many times you wash down a tiled kitchen Àoor, grout has a funny way of never quite coming clean. Purchase a grout-cleaning product from a home store and use a stiff-bristled brush or even a toothbrush to get into the grout lines. Then

Few things around the house are as unsightly as torn window screens. Whether on house windows or porches, torn screens tell visitors that you don't care very much about the appearance of your home. But repairing window screens is a relatively easy task. There are screen replacement kits that take you through the process step-by-step if you plan to replace the entire screen. For very small tears, you may be able to patch the damage. There are self-stick patches for screens, but often the glue draws attention to the repair. Rather, get a small piece of new screen material and use an upholstery needle and invisible ¿nishing thread to attach the patch.

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Wednesday, March 21, 2012

THE LAKE COWICHAN GAZETTE

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Offers available until March 31, 2012 unless otherwise indicated. Prices are subject to change without notice. Pricing and availability may vary. TELUS reserves the right to modify eligible rate plans with this offer at any time without advance notice. 1. Additional usage over flex tiers charges at $0.02/MB. See telusmobility.com for detai on flex tiers. Cannot be combined with any other data plan. Data usage is subject to a monthly overage limit of 10 GB. 2. Your ten numbers must be Canadian domestic numbers and must not include your own TELUS mobile phone number, your voice mail retrieval number, toll-free or 900 numbers. Nationwide talk refers to local an Canadian long distance calls made to or received from your mobile phone and are subject to additional roaming and/or international charges. 3. Premium messages are not included. An additional 15¢/message charge will apply for each text message or attachment sent to clients outside of Canada and the US. An additional 60¢/messag charge will apply for text messages sent or received while roaming internationally. Visit telusmobility.com/text for details. Clients with phones not able to display picture or video messages will receive a text message that includes a web address for viewing. Multimedia messaging used while outside of Canada is charged as data roamin TELUS, the TELUS logo, the future is friendly, Clear Choice, PERKS and telusmobility.com are trademarks of TELUS Corporation, used under license. All rights reserved. All other trademarks are the property of their respective owners. © 2012 TELUS.

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Lake Cowichan Gazette, March 21, 2012