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A Cowichan Lake life: Thomas Gordon

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Tom Gordon with his wife Florence, at Cowichan Lodge in August 2008.

73 years at the place he loved Rolli Gunderson Gazette When the rare honour of Freeman of the Town of Lake Cowichan was bestowed upon long-time Lake Cowichan resident Tom Gordon in 2004, it followed an accumulation of years of untiring dedication and service to this community and his fellow citizens. Civic duty was always a labour of love for Tom. He never tired of contributing to the well being of the community he lived in for 73 years. Tom (Thomas Harley Gordon) died last Wednesday in Duncan at the age of 98. Tom was known as a man whose family, friends, community and country were of utmost importance to him. Throughout his long life he earned the

respect of many who recognized him as a honourable man whose word ,or handshake, was all that was needed. He lived his life the only way he knew how — as an honest, hard working, loyal and trustworthy man who chose and maintained a high standard and principled way of life. A character in his own right, he could BS with the best of them, talk politics with a level head and more than a little common sense. He was, as the old saying goes, “larger than life.” Born Dec.14, 1913 in Seattle, Washington, Tom grew up in Nanaimo where it was almost a given for boys of his young age and his generation to begin work. At 14 Tom began work at the Canadian Colliers – Dunsmuir’s Coal Mine. In October 1938 after the coal mine shut down due to a cave-in leaving 1,200 coal miners out of work he moved to this area following his parents who had moved here the year prior after buying the Lakeside Hotel.

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With a fourth-class Steam Engineer certi¿cate, Tom easily found employment as a “donkey doctor” for a logging company in the Robertson River Valley. Soon he was sent to Shaw Creek before being hired at the Youbou Industrial Timber Mill where he worked on the timber deck before moving to the powerhouse steam plant. In Youbou, he and his wife Florence, whom he had married in 1939, bought their ¿rst house for the sum of $500. With gas lamps for light, only cold water, an outdoor toilet and a sawdust stove for heat. “We didn’t have much but we were happy.” recalled Tom years later. During the years from 1943 onward, Tom was active in many local service groups and organizations including service in the Paci¿c Coast Militia (13 years in the Rangers), an active charter and life member of the Lake Cowichan Kinsmen service club which led — in its early years — to the forming of the Kinsmen Ambulance Service. Tom spent 20 years as volunteer ambulance driver and attendant. (It is impossible to explain the amount of hours, resources, dedication and service men such as Tom provided to the community during these years.) Tom spent 30 years as a volunteer ¿reman with the Lake Cowichan Volunteer Fire Department, putting in 10 years as chief. During those years, the ambulance and ¿re departments were operated on a 100 per cent volunteer basis. The members often raised money or contributed to the cost of maintenance and operation of the services. Tom was also a charter and life member of the Masonic Coronation Lodge that was formed here but has operated out of Duncan for many years now. It is believed that Tom was the last living charter member of the group. In 1946, the Gordons, by then the parents of daughter Wendy and son Don, bought an acre of land on North Shore Road in Lake Cowichan. It was there that they built the family home and where Tom remained for the rest of his life. Summing up his feelings towards his community in a letter he penned to the editor of the Lake Cowichan Gazette on July 6, 2004, he said, “I have loved [living here] so much that I would like to put in another 66 years right here.”

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There is a good possibility you may get attached to a new magnet soon. Two local girls will be going door to door in the area selling their homemade magnets to raise funds for Multiple Sclerosis. Chelsea Bergen, above left, who is 10-yearsold and 11-year-old Alexa Valdes plan to be in the Mesachie Lake and Cowichan Lake areas beginning this week and for the next 15 days selling their cute creations by donation for their MS team, the Duncan Walmartians. They have made 300 of the magnets and hope to raise at least $500 for the cause. Bergen started raising money for MS to help her uncle Rob Darwin who lives in Duncan, and has MS. “ I want to help ¿nd a cure for MS so one day my uncle can go for a walk with his son,” she states with a determination that belies her age. They chose to sell magnets because they are easy for them to make and as Alexa says “everybody needs magnets.” Chelsea is no rookie at magnet sales as she did this two years ago selling 50 magnets she made raising $120 for MS. Now that she is two years older and has a 300 magnet inventory, she is con¿dent she can meet her goal of $500. Chelsea’s mom Nicole is proud of her daughter’s determination in this fund-raising effort and knows that working for a charity like this builds character in young people and makes them aware that there are people with disabilities and that they should appreciate what they have. If you don’t get a young magnet salesperson coming to your door, and you want to help out, you can make donations through the MS website: http://mssoc.convio.net/site/ TR/MSWalk/BCandYukonDivision?team_ id=6261&pg=team&fr_id=1228

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A cement truck and concrete pumper were busy last Thursday at Evergreen Place pouring the base for a small new addition to the complex. The building, which is run by King George Seniors Affordable Housing will now have a generator to supply power in case there is a power outage in the area. The new generator is capable of suppling power to the entire building, including the elevators. It will be reassuring for the residents to know that it will be life as usual if the power goes out.

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THURSDAY, APRIL 5 - All ladies welcome Town of Lake Cowichan Notice of Parcel Tax Roll Review Panel Meeting As per section 208 of the Community Charter, notice is hereby given that Parcel Tax Rolls are available for inspection at the Town of Lake Cowichan Municipal Office between the hours of 8:30 a.m. and 4:30 p.m., Monday – Friday, except statutory holidays. NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that the PARCEL TAX ROLL REVIEW PANEL will meet in Council Chambers at the Town Office, 39 South Shore Rd, Lake Cowichan, BC on Tuesday April 17, 2012 beginning at 5:00 p.m. The Parcel Tax Roll Review shall hear complaints and may review and correct the parcel tax assessment roll on one or more of the following grounds: • an error or omission respecting a name or address on the parcel tax roll; • an error or omission respecting the inclusion of a parcel; • an error or omission respecting the taxable area or the taxable frontage of a parcel; • an exemption that has been improperly allowed or disallowed. In order for a request to be considered by the review panel, it must be submitted in writing and received at the Town Office at least 48 hours prior to the sitting of the Parcel Tax Roll Review Panel on April 17, 2012. Requests can be dropped off at 39 South Shore Road or mailed to: PO Box 860, Lake Cowichan BC V0R 2G0, Attention Ronnie Gill, Assessor. Joseph A. Fernandez Chief Administrative Officer

Working to protect our watershed At February’s Cowichan Watershed Board meeting, a Rivers called What is an Automatic Snow Pillow Station? We motion was passed asking the Cowichan Valley Regional are all stewards of this resource called Cowichan Lake. The District to ¿nance the annual operating cost of approximately more we all know about the tools used to protect this jewel $5,000 for an Automatic Snow Pillow Station on Heather we all love, the greater the chance our children and grand Mountain. This request went to the CVRD board and has children will grow to love it as we do. been approved for the 2012 budget. The watershed board will now go about the task of raising the $30,000 needed for the  What is an Automatic Snow Pillow Station? equipment, installation, and site preparation for having the Our B.C. snow pillows consist of three metre diameter ASP in operation for the winter of 2012/2013. bladders containing antifreeze solution. As snow accumulates I would like to share some background and history about on the pillow, the weight of the snow pushes an equal weight why a ASP is important and why local government is of the antifreeze solution from the pillow up a standpipe in supporting the annual operation of one. I have the instrument house. included an article from Living Rivers explainThis weight of the water content of the ing exactly what a ASP is. They talk about the snow is termed Snow Water Equivalent. The snow pillow operated by the Ministry of Envidistance the antifreeze is pushed up the standronment at Jump Creek in the Nanaimo River pipe is recorded by a Àoat connected to a shaft watershed. encoder. As well as the vertical standpipe When the ministry announced cutbacks in from the pillow, the instrument shelter contains 2002, the Heather Mountain snow pillow in the electronics, consisting of a Data Collecthe Cowichan Watershed was decommissioned tion Platform, a shaft encoder which tracks the because it was hoped that the Nanaimo data movement of the Àoat in the standpipe from the By Ian Morrison from Jump Creek would be close enough for pillow, 12-volt wet cell batteries for powering Cowichan forecasting. Unfortunately, it’s not the electronic equipment, and regulators for the even close. externally mounted solar panels for recharging Every summer, the Catalyst Weir goes into operation to the batteries. ensure there are suf¿cient Àows in the Cowichan River for The DCP contains a transmitter to send the recorded data to downstream users and environmental and cultural needs. the Geostationary Operational Environmental Satellite. The It is all about how much water Àows into Cowichan Lake. GOES then transmits the data to the River Forecast Centre’s How much water can be stored in the lake? How much water satellite data receiving system in Victoria. can be allowed to escape down river through the gates of On the outside of the instrument shelter are the solar panels the weir? Will there be enough water left in the lake to meet for the charging system, and an air temperature sensor. At Fisheries conservation targets for salmon in the low water most snow pillow sites, precipitation gauges and snow depth periods in the fall? sensors are also installed. The precipitation gauges consist of The incredibly dif¿cult part of this process is that for the a 380 millimetre diameter PVC standpipe varying from 1.2 to last 10 years since the Heather Mountain snow pillow was 1.8 metre in length, depending on the amount of precipitation cut, the experts have had very little reliable data to foreexpected in the area. cast how much snow and water was stored in the mounA pressure transducer is mounted externally to the bottom tains surrounding our watershed. It is extremely dif¿cult to of the standpipe, its output giving a reading of the total forecast how much water to allow past the weir during the amount of Àuid in the gauge. To inhibit freezing, the precipisummer, and still have enough for ¿sh migration in the Fall, tation gauges are “charged” with propylene glycol. A 12-volt when you have no idea how much water and snow is stored pump is used to circulate the Àuid inside the precipitation in the hills above the lake. gauge to further inhibit the potential for freezing. The gauges The Cowichan Basin Water Management Plan is recogare mounted on top of a 3m high tower to keep them above nized as an important tool for protecting our watershed the snow pack. and having a clean and reliable source of water for future The snow depth sensor is mounted on an arm extending generations. There are increasing pressures from downstream from a 6m high tower, and points toward the ground above users, and if we are going to effectively manage this precious the pillow. The ultrasonic sensor works similarly to an auto resource, we need to know how much snow is deposited in focus sensor in a camera in that it measures the distance the hills during the winter and spring. from the sensor to the surface below it. As the snow depth The measurement of the snowpack in the hills may just be increases the distance measured decreases. the difference between salmon swimming upstream to their All of the Ministry of Environment’s ASPs are installed spawning grounds, and people transporting ¿sh in trucks, to and maintained by staff of the River Forecast Centre. Our save future salmon runs. data base and graphs also include ASPs operated by B.C. I hope you take the time to read the article from Living Hydro and Alcan.

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Beyond recycling: Town considers composting collection Tammy Caruso Gazette

The town council is considering curbside compost pick-up as an option for waste collection in the Lake Cowichan area. The program would coincide with the recycling and garbage collection’s regular route. Compost pick-up programs have been embraced by residents in other Vancouver Island communities. In Nanaimo more than 90% of multi-family developments are participating in their compost program. And in Duncan, a city aiming to have zero-waste, it is estimated that compost collection will reduce household waste by 30 to 35 per cent on average. The Lake Cowichan town council is currently looking for the “best and most ef¿cient way to process the material.” Whether they will purchase a truck to do the collection, create a composting facility and creating more jobs for local residents, or contracting the services out, is still up for debate. Other than reducing household waste, composting has a number of other bene¿ts as well. It’s also a low cost alternative to store bought soil. It aids in weed control and has even been used for the restoration of wetlands therefore encouraging the re-growth of native plant species. Compost provides greater drought resistance and more ef¿cient water utilization so accordingly reducing the amount of watering needed for gardens and lawns. Composting has been proven to prevent pollutants in storm water runoff — it’s an erosion deterrent. As composting becomes more popular, it seems that it’s an idea that can’t simply be tossed away.

Lake Days Soap Box Derby kits available for purchase The Lake Days 2012 Society met last Monday, to continue planning this years Lake Days celebration. All the committee heads were present and gave their reports. As mentioned before, the same events will be returning this year for everyone to enjoy during the Lake Days celebration week. Lake Days rafÀe tickets will be available for sale most Saturdays in front of Country Grocer. First prize this year will be an Apple iPad 2. Second prize will be a bench and arbor set donated by Mountain Man Services and third prize will be a giant gift basket. The live stage entertainment has started to be booked for this year and the West Coast Lumberjacks show will be back. We are looking for local vendors who wish to be part of Lake Days this year as well as community groups wishing to set up information booths on the grounds during the big weekend. Soap box derby kits are available for purchase by calling 250-709-4718. You can ¿nd more information at www.cowichanlakedays.com and the Lake Days 2012 Facebook page or call 250-710-0742. — Submitted by Bob Day

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A lesson in preparation Teens rescued after two nights in the woods “It could have turned tragic. I think if the A group of Duncan teens who found themteens had waited any longer, it might not have selves stranded in the wilderness for two days turned out so well.” are fortunate to have survived “relatively Lake Cowichan Mounties thanked firefighters, unscathed,” police say. SAR volunteers and the Sno-Blazers Club for The five teenagers went four-wheeling in their assistance in the rescue, which police hope deep snow on Monday, driving a logging road serves as a lesson to others entering the wilderknown as the McLure Mainline, which is about ness. 14 kilometres from Caycuse, northwest of Lake “This case should stand as an example of what Cowichan. not to do,” RCMP say. “Always let someone at The group — including two 17-year-old girls home know where you are heading, and when plus one 18-year-old and two 19-year-old males you will return. — became stranded in a remote wilderness area “If you plan to venture into remote areas, when their truck ran out of gas. ensure you are prepared to spend more time than “With no emergency equipment such as you expect. Food, water, blankets, a source of candles, blankets, appropriate clothing, food heat, and extra gasoline go a or water, they spent the long way to ensuring you are first night in the truck,” a People have to safe until help arrives.” statement released by Lake While the Caycuse Fire Cowichan RCMP Cpl. remember that they are Department was driving up to Warren Potter said. in the wilderness when the rescue, Fire Chief Bruce “As there is no cell coverage in this area they were they are out here and it Wilson reports that the front drive shaft in their truck unable to summon assisis real life, not a televibroke, leaving them stranded tance.” sion show. and with an expensive repair One of the males, bill. Luckily, he says, one however, eventually walked Fire Chief Bruce Wilson, of the parents of the rescued to Caycuse and called his Caycuse Fire Department kids has offered to pay for the father. repairs to the vehicle, saving “The father and son the department from a bill they attempted to reach the four teens really could not afford. remaining, however, were unable to access the Caycuse Fire Department has a small operatarea due to the heavy snow fall.” ing budget with many of the items they use in Late on Tuesday evening, the Caycuse Fire the course of their work being donations from Department, Cowichan Valley Search and other ¿re departments or from the public. Rescue and the police were notified of the four Wison is quick to point out that nothing is stranded teens. “Unfortunately, rescue vehicles were unable to normal when it comes to a Caycuse area rescue, where ATVs upside down in a ditch, people reach the area due to road and weather condistranded in the lake or hikers falling off a cliff tions, and as such SAR enlisted the help of the are just some of the incidents they have been Mid-Island Sno-Blazers Club, who attended the called out for. location the following day (Wednesday) with “People have to remember that they are in the their snow mobiles,” the statement reads. “En route to the stuck vehicle the operators of wilderness when they are out here and it is real the snowmobiles encountered two girls from the life, not a television show,” says Wilson. In this instance he says the kids were not group of four, who had walked several kilomedressed warm enough for being in the woods. tres in an attempt to get home. The girls were He is pleased that there was a happy ending to treated for hypothermia-related foot injuries.” this event, but says in a situation like this, you The remaining two males were later rescued are better to remain in your vehicle. and taken to the hospital for routine examina“Someone will know your missing and start tions. phoning,” he says “and the ¿rst call should Sno-Blazers president Rob Hanna said three of the club’s members tracked the teens down at always be to the RCMP.” The RCMP are trained for these situations about 3:30 a.m. on Wednesday. and have the resources to initiate the rescue “We’re listed on an emergency call-out list procedure. Wilson also noted that a snowmobile with the RCMP and Search and Rescues up and down Vancouver Island,” Hanna said of the club of their own would have been a great resource for them on this rescue, as well as times when that promotes snowmobiling safety. they are without power and phones and need to “So we got the call at about 11:30 (Tuesday get to people requiring medication and reminds night) about teens who’d gone missing.” anyone who has a snowmobile they are looking The snowmobilers sprang into action, and to get rid of that the department will happily about an hour or so later, located the teens. accept donations. “Three of them were lying in the snow,” — Krista Siefken with notes from the Gazette Hanna said.

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OPINION & COMMENT Community looses one of its larger-than-life characters The Cowichan Lake area lost one of its long time residents and a real community supporter last week. With the passing of Tom Gordon, we have lost one of the true characters from the history of the area. Tom was involved in many organizations and groups at the lake and was always ready to step up and help with anything that would better his community, his friends and his neighbours. His pride in his community and genuine caring about the folks at the lake were always evident. Years ago, Tom and his three-legged dog would stop by the of¿ce and Tom would tell us about an idea he had for story or an update on the bear that had taken to living in his back yard. It was always a fun and interest-

ing visit. On Friday I was taking pictures of Tom’s son Don at the Kaatza Station Museum with some old equipment they have had donated to them to ¿x-up and put on display at the museum. It looks like a bunch of old metal, nuts and bolts to me, but there is no doubt in my mind that Don and his group will rebuild this equipment and have it on display for all to see. Don looks to have inherited the family genes that make a person passionate about his home town and the spirit required to make things happen. This may be another example of the apple not falling far from the tree, and it can only be good news for our community.

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High ¿ve to all the Minor Hockey players, coaches, sponsors and parents who just ¿nished off a very successful season. The teams all competed in end of season tournaments these last weekends with many bringing home medals along with their memories. Our community should be proud of everyone involved in making this a season to remember for so many young local hockey players.

Teachers to vote on strike action BC Bureau

The B.C. Teachers’ Federation is going back to court to challenge the legislation that has put an end to its latest strike action, but teachers will be back on the job once spring break is over. At a news conference in Vancouver Wednesday, BCTF presiBy Tom Fletcher dent Susan Lambert announced that union members will take part in a province-wide vote on April 17 and 18 to decide if they will withhold voluntary extra-curricular duties to protest Bill 22. The legislation gives the provincial government the authority to impose heavy ¿nes for strike action during an imposed six-month cooling-off period. A second member vote would have to be held with majority support before the union approves any strike action that would defy Bill 22 and trigger ¿nes of $1.3 million a day for the union and $475 a day for individual teachers. Year-end report cards will be completed to allow students to apply for scholarships and post-secondary education, Lambert said. Lambert appeared to rule out any further work-to-rule action as students return from spring break, but she left

the door open for individual districts to begin immediately withholding voluntary extra-curricular duties such as coaching that are done outside of school hours. “We’re a federation of autonomous locals, and yes, they will be making their own decisions,” Lambert said. “The plan envisions a province-wide action, and that would be one that would I guess join up with the local actions that have already been started.” Bill 22 goes beyond forcing an end to the strike that has had teachers refusing to complete report cards or meet with administrators since last September. It reimposes restrictions on class size and special needs support that a B.C. Supreme Court decision last year ruled were done without adequate consultation. Lambert said that will be a focus of new legal action. “Bill 22 addresses the judgment by repealing it in one paragraph and reinstating it in the next,” she said. “That’s more than arrogant.” Education Minister George Abbott returns next week from a 10-day visit to China promoting educational exchange. He said he will appoint a mediator when he returns, to seek agreement within the terms of the government’s two-year wage freeze. The BCTF did not release the “action plan” worked out during delegate meetings in Vancouver this week, but did

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indicate that it rejects a provision of Bill 22 that could pay teachers extra if they teach classes of more than 30 students. Lambert termed the extra pay offer “cash for kids” and called it “totally unethical.”

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Wednesday, March 28, 2012

FAITH DIRECTORY Baptist

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Brentyn Hill, Gilbert Lewis and Charleen Tomlinson, from left, were holding up signs and t-shirts to drum up business at their hot dog sale on Saturday, March 24 in front of Country Grocer. They were selling the hot dogs to raise money for the Youth Explosion group at Lake Cowichan Christian Fellowship. Youth pastor Joseph Bott was cooking up the hot dogs under the tent. The kids were selling Lake Days T-shirts as well because the Lake Days committee gave the group their Saturday in front of the local grocery store for a fund-raiser. Each community group at the lake gets two Saturdays in front of Country Grocer for fundraising and as part of the Lake Days Gives Back program, they let Youth Explosion have their Saturday. Youth Explosion is currently raising money for a trip to a Christian youth event in Abbotsford as well as a trip to El Salvador in August. Watch for their next fund-raising event, which is a car wash coming in May.

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Good luck to the fish At 10 a.m. on March 20 I turned onto Meades Creek Road from North Shore Road and noticed an oil sheen on the road. The sheen continued several hundred metres along to around 8858 Meades Creek Road where I stopped to look at where the hydro carbon based Àuid was Àowing off the road and into a drainage that Àows into Lake Cowichan. I could smell the diesel thick in the air. I spoke to a resident who lives there and he told me that he would not be drinking his well water for a few days. The man asked what would be done about the spill and I told him that it had been reported to the spill response line (1-800-663-3456). I opened my ¿rst responder spill kit and applied absorbents to the fuel along the edge of the road and installed a temporary boom and additional absorbent pads at the downstream storm drain inlets. People who carry additional fuel containers should have spill response training and spill response kits. I am a certi¿ed spill response person with plenty of spill response experience. I have just now placed a series of phone calls to Lake Cowichan Fire Department, Town of Lake Cowichan and CVRD in a test of response to spills. I have been transferred, referred and deferred and at one point I was told that if the

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A trip back in time to the old ‘halfway’ house A rest stop for travellers, stagecoach drivers, and their thirsty horses Pages of History

One ¿ne afternoon in September 1971 Trevor Green, at the urging of one of his children, drove down to the “halfway crossing” on the old Lake Cowichan Highway to see what, if anything, could be found of the former Halfway House. Although Trevor was certain that not a trace of the old building remained let alone a cache of ancient but valuable bottles — which, rumor had it, were buried there 60 years prior — near the old halfway house. From the crossing, the By Rolli Gunderson two made their way along the railway track “as instructed by Charlie March” (of the March pioneer family). In a few minutes they located a spot that Trevor presumed to have once been the location of the old halfway house. This was long before the advent of halfway-houses used for wayward souls or newly released prisoners. The halfway house had been erected many decades before as a rest stop for stagecoach drivers and their tired and thirsty horses [and other travelers]. Situated about halfway along the trail (road) that connected Cowichan Lake with Duncan, it had regularly been used by early area pioneer Frank Green during his twice weekly trips to and from Duncan. While his horses rested he and any passengers who may have been riding with him, would enjoy a cup of tea brewed by Frank while resting momentarily at the halfway house. On occasion, Frank’s wife Louie (Louisa Green) would walk the 10 miles, with only their old dog for company, from the family home at Greendale through the “majestic forests of towering conifers.”There she met-up with her husband at the halfway house and presumably rode home with him. The stopping place, as recalled by Trevor, was located near a small stream of clear cold water which was the water source for the horses and the tea. Inside the halfway house was an axe, an old stove, a few dishes and pans. There was always a supply of kindling, ¿rewood and dry newspaper available for use by the next arrivals which was expected to be replaced. In the winter of 1916, the building that had given so many a safe haven from inclement weather and tiredness, collapsed under the “colossal” weight of snow “burying beneath it an unfortunate man who had sought overnight shelter on his way to Duncan.” Trevor and his child “poked around” beneath brush and debris with their pitchforks. Finding nothing but a rotting section of timber that once was a part of the halfway

Photos Kaatza Station Museum Archives Located near the Halfway Crossing on the original old Lake Cowichan trail (sometimes called a road) sat the Halfway House. Used as a rest place for stagecoach drivers and their weary and thirsty horses.

house. There was a large nail embedded in it that was half eaten away by rust! All hopes were dashed that the hoped-for cache of valuable bottles would be found. The pair continued their exploration further down the railway tracks until they reached their “well loved Walden Pond.” Walking back along the railway track they reached the site of the old [railway] station house, which by then, had long vanished. Nearby, among a few scraggy apple trees (which provided clues to the location), they “came upon a midden” (garbage mound) consisting of piles of rusty tin cans, a broken piece of crockery and a few scattered bottles but nothing of any value to a bottle collector. Although there was nothing valuable found, the expedition had evoked Trevor’s memory of days long past. Days of the halfway house and the station house; both lost to time. Information source is with permission from Greendale Journals

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The Lakers Pee Wee C 1 Team and parents would like to thank the following businesses s sses and people for helping us with our fundraisers for this years hockey season. Cowichan Lodge Irly Bird-Lake Cowichan Pet Emporium Tiptons Gas Bar Lake Cowichan Chiropractic Royal Bank-Lake Cowichan Shaker Mill Home Hardware-Lake Cowichan Lake Cowichan Eyecare Dr. Welch Lake Shore Auto Remedy - Rhonda and Jen Island Pharmacy J & V Burgers Kaatza Lakeside Players WFO - Dale Harvey Kidds B & B Kal Tire - Duncan Tim Hortons Superstore - Duncan Safeway - Duncan

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Sorry if we have forgotten anyone, we appreciate all the support from everyone this season.

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The first sunny and warm Saturday of spring at the lake had Micah Anderson and some of the Pee Wee age players out for a game of scrub baseball and a little practice time. The baseball season will be starting at the lake in April. Top: Devin Johel gets airborne trying to avoid the tag at first base. Above: Billy Robertson gets thrown out at third base as Josh Hill gets ready to make the tag.

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Coon Creek bridge in Youbou washed out in extreme weather, 1955. Rolli Gunderson Gazette

With the series of unpredictable weather changes we have been subjected to in the past while, one might wonder: Is it a freak of nature? Is it normal or why is this happening? We live in a place where rain, Àooding, snow, lightening, wind and even the sun can appear at any moment. Recently a good roll of thunder followed by a strike of lightening roared it ugly head, if only for a few moments — and during a snowfall at that. It doesn’t always happen but it’s not unheard of to have snow one day and sun the next. In fact most loggers may recall times that they were off work due to snow only to be off work a week or so later due to extreme heat. Taking a look back in time in the museum archives one discovers that the weather has done its thing since time immemorial. It’s all happened before. Lets not forget that we also get our fair share of lovely warm spring and autumn days as well as beautiful summer days although our memories seem to register only the rain, snow and cold weather. A few examples of past extreme weather include the following: Feb. 18, 1916 a Duncan newspaper headline read The Mother of All Snowfalls Hits the Valley when nine feet of snow fell throughout the valley including the Cowichan Lake area. The snow fell all week but the majority fell during one and a half days. (This was compared to the big snowfalls of 1862 and 1893.) The 1916 snowfall caused the E & N train to be held up in Duncan for three days while the Cowichan Lake railway line was blocked with

snow for much longer. A Duncan area snowplow progressed just a half mile in four hours, while attempting to take provisions up to Cowichan Lake before the effort was abandoned. Another example of extreme weather was the disastrous Àooding of Youbou’s Coon Creek in 1955. After a night of torrential rain coupled with fast melting snow from the nearby mountains, creeks everywhere overÀowed their banks including Coon Creek. Running beneath the main road in Youbou (just past present day Daly’s Service) Coon Creek overÀowed its banks causing the nearby culverts to be blocked. After the banks caved in, the swollen stream brought down the mountain with a mass of stumps, logs, whole trees mixed with other debris. The mass landed on top of the B. C. Power Commission’s (fore runner of BC Hydro) transformer substation which stood just inside the canyon about 50 feet above the Coon Creek bridge. The destruction of the transformer was said to have caused “a greenish-white Àame that looked like a monster neon light.” The highway bridge was piled high with logs while the torrents of water tore out the railway bridge about 50 feet below, leaving ties and rails “suspended in mid air.” A small traf¿c bridge below the railway was also washed away. Three homes in the path of the Àooding waters had to be abandoned while several lower homes along the lake sat in two feet of water. Youbou resident Ann Campbell recalled that the west end of Youbou was isolated from the rest of the community during the week it took to resume traf¿c over the Coon Creek bridge.


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Representatives from Rhododendron societies from all regions on Vancouver Island and the Sunshine Coast held their regional meeting on Tuesday, March 20 at the Bell Tower School in Lake Cowichan. The group was treated to a wonderful lunch and a tour of the Rhododendron Memorial Garden, hosted by the Communities in Bloom group.

Cowichan Valley Rhododendron Society and Communities in Bloom, Lake Cowichan chairperson Ingeborg Woodsworth explained the phase two plans for 2012. “We have begun phase two of the garden, within the latest two acre property donated by the Town of Lake Cowichan, continuing with original plants and some propagated species and hybrids. The area will be kept in its natural state and is enhanced with seasonal waters from Beaver Creek — plus yet to be installed irrigation — and old growth stumps which will be used for growing rhododendron assortments. Woodsworth says, “Our plans this year include placing a necessary second bridge across the seasonal waters to continue the trails from phase one through this new segment, phase two, to the end of Cowichan Avenue. This extension will provide a circular route within the garden and a second entrance/exit. The Town of Lake Cowichan has designated and committed to the perpetuity of this project in the form of maintenance. “We strive to continue a relationship with the nearby high school and Scout and Girl Guide troops for the purpose of having them work alongside us in the preparation and care of the garden, thus enabling the youth to earn credits and or badges.” she said There is potential for ¿ve phases of this project as the

Anniversary Jean Lewis & Sam Brown were united in marriage on April 1st, 1947. On April 1st, 2012 they will be married 65 years. They have been blessed with 4 children; George, Kerry (Joy), Barbara (Jim) and Cathy (Roger) and a grandson Nathen.

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donated land is on both sides of Point Ideal Road with the boulevards being utilized to draw attention to the trail entrances. Phases two through four will encompass three manageable plots of land which with phase one and ¿ve will make up the entirety of the park. The ¿fth phase plan will include Rhododendron Macrophyllum at the Trans Canada Trail end in Lake Cowichan that is located across the main road from the park. The object of this memorial park is to provide a variety of different PUBLIC CONSULTATION ON settings for this genus and a unique 2012/2013 BUDGET AND SCHOOL CALENDAR horticultural interest for all rhododendron enthusiasts. You are invited to give your advice and comments to the Rhododendron society chapters Board of Education about the and members are encouraged to continue in their support with dona2012/2013 Budget and School Calendar tions of rhododendron plants and or at a Public Meeting on ¿nancial assistance. For more information contact Wednesday, March 28, 2012 at 6:30 pm Woodsworth by email: at Quamichan Middle School Multi-Purpose Room. mayocreekgardens@shaw.ca.

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Retreads winter grip doesn’t stop hike On Wednesday, March 14, six hearty Retreads braved the elements and went hiking up the Forestry road at Cottonwood Creek. We followed the east side of the creek until it forked and then we continued up the Widow Creek branch. At this time of year the beautifully clear mountain stream gurgles and splashes at it races down towards the lake; a lovely sound as you walk alongside. The forest Àoor is carpeted with ferns in many places and all the trees are draped with moss creating a mystical effect. The heavy, wet snow got deeper and deeper as we gained elevation until, about three km. in, we were almost up to our knees breaking trail. So instead of stopping to savour a picnic lunch, which is our usual routine, we ate quickly and adjourned to Jean’s Sa-Seen-Os Point [Youbou] home for coffee and chocolate chip cookies by the cosy heat of the wood stove. To join the Retreads on a hiking adventure come to Saywell Park at 9:30 a.m. on any Wednesday. Schedules listing destinations and hike coordinators as well as boot ratings — One Boot = easy, Two Boots = average, Three Boots = intermediate and Four Boots = advanced — are available at the Visitor Centre and Cowichan Recreation. Most of our hikes are Two or Three Boots with moderate climbs and distances of eight -12 km total, taking 2-4 hours. Hiking boots are recommended. Contact the coordinator prior to the event for further information. — Submitted by Cliff Suntjens and Jean Atkinson Retreads’ Photos

Willow Creek, far left, gurgles over the rocks. Top left, footprints are left behind in the deep, newly-fallen snow as hikers make their way on the trail. Left, Cliff Suntjens, Retreads’ hike coordinator, enjoys a warm drink on a break from hiking.

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1 10524 Youbou Rd. 105 South Shore Rd. TThis 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

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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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Valley Fish and Game Trout Derby April 6 to 8. Cowichan Lake and Bear Lake only. Call 250-749-4025

Pee Wee C2 win gold Pee Wee C1 gold on road trip

Dennise Eddy Photo The Countrywide PeeWee C2 Lakers won gold on Sunday, March 18 at the Sooke PeeWee Tournament. Parents, players and coaches showed true sportsmanship in an exciting and heated final game in which they defeated the Juan De Fuca Grizzlies 3-1 to win the gold. The gold medal was truly a team effort with every player showing extreme passion and sportsmanship and the coaches and parents were very proud of the team.

John Cummings Photo PeeWee C1 Lakers pose for a team photo after winning gold at the Richmond Classic Tournament on Monday March 19. They defeated their arch nemesis The Saanich Braves 7 to 3 in the final game. Scoring for the Lakers were Shalyn Jones and Tanner Cummings with a goal each while Cole Anderson netted two with Nelson Wagner scoring a hat trick. This was the season ending tournament and capped off a great year for the team.

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Sunday, April 1st, 1 p.m., Centennial Hall Snacks & Refreshments provided The AGM will follow the awards with all voting and non-voting positions open.

REGISTER FOR 2012/2013 SEASON If you register on April 1 AND attend the AGM, you will be entered into a draw to win FREE registration *some restrictions apply

• $50 per player required at registration, balance to be paid in full by August 1, 2012 by post-dated cheques • Highest league at full cost, 2nd child $50 discount and each child thereafter $25 discount • 50% off for all first time players • Separate cheque for jersey deposit: $200 dated March 31,2013 • KIDSPORT & Jumpstart applications available.


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

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March Meadows Ladies Golf Each Thursday starting April 5 at 10 a.m.

Valley Fish and Game hooks a crowd for annual banquet and awards Jim Marwood receives the Howard Smith Achievement Award for 2011.

Linda Billsborough receives award for the largest spring salmon, 30lbs 9 oz.-

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Jim Eddy receives an honourary life membership to the Valley Fish and game Club from Bill Swain, president of the club (from left). Eddy is one of the founders of the club that was formed in the 1960s. He has been in charge of entertainment and the staging of the annual banquet for well over 30 years. Eddy is very proud of the award and still remembers when the meetings were held in the basement of the Legion and the shooting range was at the gravel pit where Johel Brothers is now located.

One of the biggest crowds in recent years for the annual banquet at Honeymoon Bay Hall. Below right Rick Bennet and Michelle McCoy displaying some of her silent auction wins at the banquet.

Above: Reid Godfrey receives awards: for Sterling Godfrey for the heaviest deer jr. (190 lbs.) and for himself, highest scoring mule deer (148 4/8). Right: Wally Baas receives award for doubles trap (41/50).


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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

CHRONIC PAIN SELF MANAGEMENT PROGRAM WORKSHOP Thursday, April 5 - May 10, 2012 from 12:30 pm to 3pm Cowichan Lake Arena: 250-749-6742. Program runs for six weeks; registration expected; FREE! Sue Lindstrom & Jean MacGregor co-leaders. This program provides knowledge & information; teaches one who suffers with chronic pain skills to help manage & improve quality of life.

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IRWIN, Robert Roscoe Born in Dalburn, Alberta, April 01, 1929. Dad died peacefully on February 29, 2012 at Sunridge Place. He will be missed by his children, grandchildren, great grandson and his many friends. Our thanks to the staff at Sunridge for being so wonderful to Dad. Special thanks to Frank. A celebration of Robert’s life will be held for family and close friends at a later date.

GORDON, Thomas Harley December 14, 1913 - March 21, 2012

Tom passed away at Cairnsmore Place, Duncan in his 98th year. Tom was predeceased by his wife of 70 years, Florence, who passed away in 2009. He leaves behind his daughter Wendy, son Don (Mary), grandchildren Merilee (Dave), Christine (Glen), Jennifer and Stephen (Katy), and great-grandchildren Tony, Bailey, Seth, Mason, Mackenzie ,and Leah. He is also predeceased by his sisters Louvain and Audrey, and brothers Jim and Bob. Born in Seattle, Tom grew up in Nanaimo. He began working at the age of 14 at Canadian Collieries (Dunsmuir) coal mine, and he and Florence married in 1939. The mine then shut down and they moved to Youbou and then Lake Cowichan in 1942. In 1946 they built a house on North Shore Road at the Lake. Tom had obtained a steam engineers ticket at the mine and worked briey at Camp 10 VLM, Youbou Sawmill, Lake Logging at Honeymoon Bay, and in 1943 started at Hillcrest Lumber Co. at Mesachie Lake where he stayed until its closure in 1968. He worked the next 10 years at WFI, Honeymoon Bay and then retired. Tom was active in the community and in 2004 was honoured to become a Freeman of the Town of Lake Cowichan. He spent more than 30 years with the Lake Cowichan Volunteer Fire Dept., including 10 years as chief, and became a life member in the department. Tom also was a life/charter member of the Lake Cowichan Kinsmen Club and was a charter member of Coronation Lodge where he received his 60 year pin. He volunteered as an ambulance driver as a Kinsmen for 20 years and served as ambulance secretary-treasurer during this time. Tom did not wish to have a service. The family will hold a gathering of remembrance at a later date. A donation in Tom’s name will be given to the Kaatza Historical Society in Lake Cowichan. The family would like to express its gratitude to the staff at Cairnsmore Place for the excellent quality of care Tom received there.

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Wednesday, March 28, 2012

Valley; Duncan, Mill Bay, Chemainus and Lake Cowichan, raised a total of $7927 for School District 79. In the past, grads from Lake Cowichan secondary School have used the money raised to go white-water rafting.

In brief A little of this and that

RCMP Report

☞ Earth Hour 2012; turn out the lights to save electricity

☞ Curt Knippelberg correction

The Lake Cowichan Gazette reported last week that Curt Knippelberg has had surgery in India. This was an error on our part, in fact Curt has not had his operation and there is no update to report at this time.

☞ Local Businesses

Gerard’s Wedding Gallery & School for Artistic Cake Decorating is opening Sunday, April 1 from 2-4p.m. at 102-205 South Shore Road. Maggie Sullivan, hair stylist will be moving to Remedy.

☞ Support Local Dry Grad

Time is running out to support Dry Grad. A week remains to show your support for Dry Grad celebrations. Until March 31 BC Liquor Store customers can donate $1 or more to support Dry Grad events in their community. Last year the four local stores in the Cowichan

BC hydro is encouraging British Columbians to join other Canadians in support of Earth Hour 2012 by turning out their lights on Saturday, March 31 from 8:30 to 9:30 p.m. Last year British Columbians saved 117 megawatt hours of electricity and reduced the provincial energy load by 1.8 percent- the equivalent of turning off 7.8 million 15-watt compact fluorescent light bulbs for the hour. Here are some fun ideas for celebrating Earth Hour: head outside and gaze at the stars — weather permitting of course, host a candlelit dinner for friends and family or camp out with the kids on the living room floor. You can extend Earth Hour into every day through simple conservation actions including hanging clothes to dry, turning down the heat and by choosing Energy Star products when upgrading lighting, appliances and electronic equipment. BC Hydro is partnering with retailers across the province to offer instant rebates and other incentives until the end of April.

Small row boat stolen Police are seeking the public’s assistance in locating a small row boat stolen from the Wentworth Road area. The boat is an eight foot long wooden row boat with a dark green painted hull. Also taken were two, seven foot oars. The boat and oars were stolen sometime since November 2011. This boat is of great sentimental importance to its owners. Anyone with further information on this crime is asked to call the Lake Cowichan RCMP at (250)-7496668 or Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477.

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