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Wednesday, April 11, 2012

Catalyst vote looms

Restructuring: April 23 ballot decides future of Crofton pulp-and-paper mill Peter W. Rusland

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owichan mill workers, pensioners and local leaders are sweating bullets about an April 23 vote that could decide the future of Catalyst Crofton’s pulp-andpaper mill. That’s the day Catalyst’s note holders and creditors vote on a proposed restructuring and support plan that could see the pulp giant — employing some 700 union workers, plus salaried staffers, in Crofton — continuing to operate. Stakeholders will also cast ballots on a proposed sales and investor solicitation process order, if restructuring plans for the ¿nancially troubled ¿rm fail to pass. The complex process sees the sales and investor process contain a minimum bid — called a stalkinghorse bid agreement — whereby some note holders assemble a company to buy Catalyst’s assets if restructuring fails, explained the Catalyst-Timberwest Retired Salaried Employees Association. Association member and retired Catalyst accountant Don Swiatlowski, 63, feared his pension will be slashed by more than 30 per cent if restructuring Àops. He ¿gures pensions and bene¿ts of some 1,500 non-union Catalyst retirees could be hit. Catalyst’s Lyn Brown tried to salve Swiatlowski’s fears. “A successful restructuring is in the best interest of everyone,” she said. “We’re doing everything we can to come forward with a solution to mitigate any downside risk to retirees, and to continue to address any shortfall over the long term.” Paul Zarry of Crofton’s 400-member Pulp, Paper and Woodworkers of Canada union, said that despite a recent deal reached by the PPWC and Catalyst, he was concerned about the vote’s fallout on his members still on the job, and PPWC’s retirees. “We could be affected in some way if that (restructuring ) plans fails,” Zarry told the News Leader Pictorial. “We’re playing the waiting game and getting all information possible to our members.” North Cowichan Mayor Jon Lefebure was nervous too, as the mill’s demise would almost certainly spell more tax hikes for local home- and business owners. more on page 3

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Cedar Villiers, 3, Änds a colour plastic egg during the annual Easter Egg Hunt, sponsored by Cowichan Bay Fire Rescue, at Coverdale Watson Park on Easter Sunday. The Änding of the plastic colour egg entitled the Änder a redemption for a large chocolate bunny.

Feds nail Änal funding spike in passenger railway Vancouver Island Railway: Ottawa providing $7.5 million for repairs Peter W. Rusland

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epairs on the rundown Vancouver Island Railway are back on track. The federal government announced Tuesday morning it will provide the $7.5-million needed to complete the $15-million restoration of the line between Victoria and Courtenay. The money is contingent on the province providing a total of $7.5 million, an amount it pledged last year. It’s been a year since passenger rail has been halted on the line. Freight traf¿c still operates on

the tracks, but at reduced speeds. Island Corridor Foundation boss Graham Bruce said work plans and bidding for the 225kilometre track ¿x will take about four months, while he waits for a new three-car train expected from Via Rail. “I hope to see construction start in late October or early November, and passenger service recommence by around May 2013.” The provincial government has already spent $500,000 on a bridge engineering study for the track, and now must provide the remaining $7 million for the federal funds to come through. The cash from Ottawa will cover costs such as ballasting work, and replacement for track ties and joints. “The work will address short-term operational issues, with the intention of making the corridor safe again for passenger service,” a federal

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government press release states. For the federal funding, the Island Corridor Foundation had to con¿rm that no further federal investment will be required. “This includes costs associated with repairs to the existing track and bridges, and the costs associated with building a new passenger station in Esquimalt to replace the municipally-owned terminal in downtown Victoria, as well as any other costs that might arise.” North Cowichan Councillor John Koury said he hopes the repairs start soon, and added the upgrades mean excellent opportunities to boost the island’s economy and hike environmental safeguards. “We can put more commuters on trains and take more trucks off the road,” he said. “We’re hoping passenger service returns by next summer so tourists can take advantage of rail use.”

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Glenora man dies after tree-falling accident An 83-year-old Glenora man died Tuesday after a tree he was falling landed on him as he worked. RCMP spokesman Cpl. Kevin Day said police were advised of the accident at 11:20 a.m. Tuesday. “The 83-year-old male who resides on Marshall Road was a logger at one time in his life, so he was not inexperienced, but he had been cutting

a mature, large tree, and he had it leaning up against an excavator so it wouldn’t fall on him, but the excavator slipped. “Tragically, he was pronounced dead at the scene.” The man was alone at the time of the incident, but his family was in the house. He was discovered by his neighbours, Day said.

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Municipality doesn’t favour its friends, Lefebure says North Cowichan: Municipal officials designing tendering policy Peter W. Rusland

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bidding policy is in the works for work, goods and services contracted by North Cowichan, municipal of¿cials say. That formal policy, following rules under the North West Partnership Trade Agreement, is expected to be adopted by council in the next few months. “We’ve pretty well followed this all along,” engineering manager John Mackay said of work done by his department. “Any projects we do that aren’t handled by ourselves (municipal workers), we’re tendering out.” Under the NWPTA, various tenders are needed for $75,000 or greater for goods and for services, and $200,000 or greater for construction. Bids for North Cowichan construction jobs worth more than $200,000 appear on the B.C. Bid system, Mackay noted. “I don’t think we’ll always go to tender,” Mayor Jon Lefebure said of smaller works. “We’ll deal with contractors we know, but there will be a review process and (administrator) Dave Devana signs off, making sure we’re getting good value.” Lowest bids won’t necessarily be adopted, stressed Lefebure. “What’s most important is someone

you trust and will do a good job, and with a good price.” Council’s draft policy follows recent complaints from local tax watchdogs such as Scott Baker. He claimed council has been delinquent in getting bids — particularly for contractors to log the municipal forest — for years. “All the guys you see are friends of North Cowichan — no one in logging’s ever bid on a job. It’s the same guys doing our logging. “Council and the administration have hid it, and now they’re going to make (policy) changes because I went nuts on them.” Lefebure said council was sensitive to Baker’s concerns. “There’s a de¿nite difference between friends and dealing with a contractor in a good working relationship. It’s a professional relationship based on performance.” Any logging bids are handled by municipal forester Darell Frank, Lefebure said. “We have a high standard for logging in our municipal forest, and it’s not about the lowest bid, but the best job for a good price.” Frank declined to comment about Baker’s claim the municipality favours its pals. “We’ve gone out to tender in the past, and undoubtedly will in future,” he said, noting a benchmark report about value for return is being done. “We’ve used Millstone Contracting that’s done a fair bit of logging for us.

North Cowichan is developing a policy for tendering projects after recent complaints from municipal watchdogs. We’ll see where this policy goes in the tendering process — we’ve got a preferred contractor we’re using (Millstone).” But Baker said forest operations have lost more than $8 million in municipal wood assets since 2004. “They don’t contract it out. If the timber market’s so bad you stop the process. Why cut down our assets?” Lefebure agreed.

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“We’re watching very closely because this is a huge concern for our whole community,” Lefebure said.

Catalyst owes $843 million, including $390 million to secured note holders and $250 million to unsecured note holders, with the balance generally due to trade creditors, the RSEA states in a release.

“We reduce our annual allowable cut in years when prices are poor. In the good years, we put money into reserve to carry us through bad years. “If we shut the forestry program down, there’d be a whole new cost to run the program,” he said, adding no general revenues fund the program. “It only Àows the other way. (Baker) doesn’t understand all these side bene¿ts — there’s no cost to the general

Catalyst’s proposal Catalyst’s Lyn Brown outlined the firm’s proposal in an email to the News Leader Pictorial. “If creditors approve the current plan — and following lump-sum payout of no less than 90 per cent of the present pension value to members electing to opt out of the current plan — Catalyst would maintain and pay

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taxpayer, only bene¿ts over time.” Frank noted the municipal forest made a pro¿t in 2007, 2006, 2005, 2004 and 2003. “Our programs manage 5,000 hectares of land in North Cowichan and excess pro¿ts go to community projects like rubber coating the (Sportsplex) track, lighting at Sherman Road soccer ¿elds, and bursaries to science students in North Cowichan.”

down the plan’s remaining shortfall. That would happen with a revised payment formula and longer payment schedule of 15 years, not the current seven-year schedule. This solution requires B.C. regulatory action including: a regulation, by cabinet order, under the Pension Benefits Standards Act allowing implement of the proposed solution; and regulator approval to change the payment schedule for the funding deficiency over the longer period contemplated.”

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CVRD budget going up by 7.63 per cent Tax increases: Range from 3.67 per cent in Lake Cowichan to 8.63 per cent in Sahtlam/Glenora area Krista Siefken

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espite aiming for an increase of no more than two per cent, the Cowichan Valley Regional District’s 2012 budget has jumped by 7.63 per cent. The budget, passed on March 28, amounts to $28,144,120 — up $1,997,049 from 2011’s $26,147,071 budget. The increase in tax, meanwhile, ranges from 3.67 per cent in Lake Cowichan to 8.63 per cent in Sahtlam/Glenora/Cowichan Station. “The largest single increase can be found in the CVRHD (regional health) budget,” CVRD Chairman Rob Hutchins explained. That increase amounts to about $18 per household. “We have continued to raise funds toward a new hospital. Two years ago we raised $1 million, last year $2 million, this year $3 million. Our share of that hospital will be more than $50 million and it is considered prudent to raise funds in advance.” CVRD watchdog Bill Dumont, however, is less than impressed with the increased burden on taxpayers. “The bottom line is they never look at the bottom line,” Dumont said of the overall budget. Dumont was present during much of directors’ budget talks, and said he heard lots of talk about a 30 cent increase here, or a 10 cent increase there, but very little about the big picture. “They never look at the overall budget, and how it sneaks up,” he said. “The federal and provincial governments are cutting back, and here these guys are knocking it up by an amount that is not sustainable,” he added. Dumont says the CVRD’s “rubber-stamping” budget process justi¿es the provincial government’s appointment of a municipal auditor.

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Money toward a replacement for Cowichan District Hospital accounts for the single largest increase in the Cowichan Valley Regional District budget this year, at about $18 per household. “I just feel it’s very unfair to taxpayers to go for this level of an increase during a time when the economy is still sick,” he said. “We’ve got Catalyst employees who’ve taken a huge wage cut to keep their jobs, and industry in this province is still not healthy, and these guys are going into the taxpayer cookie jar and taking, because they can.” But Hutchins noted the CVRD has to pay for the services it offers. “Our bottom line goes up by the addition of additional services,” he said. “(Taxpayers) will be experiencing an increase in the range of 3.67 to 8.63 per cent — higher than many would wish, especially in challenging economic times, but the board of the CVRD believe it necessary to provide adequate — expected — service levels, and in many cases ensure there is appropriate capital investment in aging infrastructure.”

CVRD tax breakdown per $100,000 of assessed value Duncan: $132.80 (7.03% increase) North Cowichan: $128.16 (8.30% increase) Ladysmith: $54.18 (6.78% increase) Lake Cowichan: $204.43 (3.67% increase) Mill Bay/Malahat: $204.69 (5.89% increase) Shawnigan Lake: $246.67 (4.19% increase) Cobble Hill: $216.94 (4.02% increase) Cowichan Bay: $261.53 (5.49% increase) Sahtlam/Glenora/Cowichan Station: $214.09 (8.63% increase) Cowichan Lake South/Skutz Falls: $276.25 (4.07% increase) Saltair/Gulf Islands: $129.16 (3.85% increase) North Oyster/Diamond: $106.21 (5.89% increase) Youbou/Meade Creek: $270.51 (3.78% increase)

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Economic beneÄts of healthy families highlighted by family booster Success by 6: Dr. Paul Kershaw brings new perspective on need to support children and families Ann Andersen

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owichan Success by 6 is building on its reputation as an early childhood and family booster with a visit to Duncan by UBC family policy expert Dr. Paul Kershaw. Kershaw is scheduled to make three separate presentations on Where is the Family in Duncan April 19. “I’ve heard this man speak. He’s amazing,” says Success by Six coordinator Cindy Lise. “He proposes policy for a Canada that works for all generations and a new deal for families,” says Lise. At UBC Kershaw is the Human Early Learning Partnership (HELP) Scholar of Social Care, Citizenship and the Determinants of Health, coordinating social policy data collec“He proposes tion in 20 Organization for policy for a Economic Cooperation and Development counCanada that tries and all 10 Canadian works for all provinces. The research is enabling generations.” Canadians from coast to coast to evaluate family policies in comparison to those in other afÀuent societies. Using the data, Kershaw and colleagues are estimating how much investment is required to ¿x family policy across Canada and what this means to families and children. He’s been described as “a one-man road show trying to change Canada one talk at a time.” Change


is necessary, he urges, because Canada no longer works for all generations. A breakfast and presentation is focused for community leaders. Local government, business, organizations and service clubs are invited to send representatives. A lunch presentation is designed mainly for seniors; and in the evening there’ll be a “party”. “This will be a more informal Paul Kershaw: gathering with music and appetizers. new deal It will be fun,” Lise says. As all events are free and involve food, registration is required by April 13.

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Eighty years of hard work and healthy attitudes Going strong: Cowichan District Hospital Auxiliary into its ninth decade of being hospital helpers Ann Andersen

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ake a look at what’s been accomplished by Cowichan District Hospital Auxiliary, and you’re compelled to take a second look, and a third. You’ll ¿nd an incredible list of services to patients and donations for hospital equipment — and it’s all been achieved during the past 80 years. Unstintingly through the decades, the auxiliary’s volunteers have staffed the hospital gift shop; knitted 600 caps per year for new babies; made major gifts for hospital equipment; mounted regular staff appreciation days; organized services like tray favours, tea and library for patients; donated an outside concrete bench for visitors and patients; and much more. Three years ago, they opened the Station Street HATS thrift store and more recently have taken on the supplies of surgical sponges to patients in preparation for surgical procedures. Started in 1932 when King’s Daughters’ Scattered Circle transferred King’s Daughters’ Hospital to the community, the auxiliary moved a quarter-mile to new digs with the opening of CDH in 1967. King’s Daughters was the organization responsible for building Duncan’s ¿rst hospital in 1911 on the site now occupied by Cairnsmore residential care facility. From 1932 to 1967 auxiliary meetings were held in the nearby nurses’ residence. “It’s really exciting to be celebrating 80 years,” says president Rilla Hewer. “We’re a dynamic, changing group using the talents of the times to meet the needs of the times. We’ve morphed — we don’t mend sheets or buy linen any more,” she smiles. Isabel Gibb convened the auxiliary’s ¿rst meeting on April 25, 1932. Members came up with

the mandate that’s still practised today: to provide patient care and comfort. In those days the auxiliary sewed and mended hospital wear and linen in a special room set aside in the hospital behind the maternity ward near the boiler. The hospital board returned $50 of the $92 it made on its ¿rst tag day later that year to use as seed money for events like a bazaar, rafÀe and bridge tournament. Total receipts in 1933 were $949.94 cents from which they funded their ¿rst major gift to the hospital — $523.75 to soundproof the hospital case room. In comparison last year’s total income was $104,040. That ¿gure encompasses a massive $76,350 from Station Street thrift store HATS, and $27,696 from the auxiliary’s iconic bazaar and other sources. For almost 50 years there were two auxiliaries — senior and junior. The junior, or evening, auxiliary was formed for women with small children or day-time jobs and held its own fundraising events. In 2001, the two auxiliaries reverted to one. Currently, there are 165 members who keep in touch through a newsletter published nine times per year. Even though the bazaar is smaller these days, it always takes a lot of work, says president Hewer. “We really appreciate the Sikh community who provide our Indian deli every year.” Something of Value — The Bazaar Story, a 2010 book coordinated by Roberta Lloyd, is a compilation of stories and memories of the bazaar through the years. Some older members have formed The Cookie Nuts and gather to make cookies for patients. Money is raised through membership dues, HATS, the gift shop, bazaar, smile card program through Thrifty’s; 49th Parallel grocery tapes, membership and friends of the auxiliary. Says auxiliary director Judy Downey: “Volunteers are our biggest asset — it is through the dedication and hard work of volunteers that the auxiliary is able to continue.” For more information or to ¿nd out how to become a volunteer, phone 250-597-1428.


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Past presidents of the auxiliary have contributed much to its ongoing success.

Meet one of the auxiliary’s most dedicated volunteers If you’ve shopped in the CDH gift shop during the past 35 years, chances are CDH auxiliary volunteer Aldine Kirkpatrick has served you. Now 82, Kirkpatrick joined the hospital’s junior auxiliary in September 1956. “When the thrift store (HATS) opened three years ago, my husband suggested that I stick with the gift shop rather than do both,” says the former junior auxiliary president who continues to serve in the gift shop twice a month. As well, Kirkpatrick’s served as chair of local auxiliaries and as chair of the Cairnsmore and gift shop committees. And her fingers are always busy with her knitting. At a rate of 100 per year, she estimates she’s made 3,500 toques for new babies during the past 3 1/2 decades. Naturally, Kirkpatrick has seen changes since the 1950s, the biggest being the ebb and flow of the organization’s visibility in the hospital, she says. “When I started, we were just fundraisers. Then we had more access to the hospital as play ladies, tea servers and offering library service,” she reminisces. “We were visible.” With more recent VIHA health concerns about hygiene and cleanliness, the auxiliary volunteers aren’t seen as much on the wards, says Kirkpatrick. “There are stringent regulations, and we must abide by them,” she adds. Perhaps her biggest memory is the opening of CDH in 1967. “It was quite thrilling to participate. We were positioned at stations for guided tours,” she enthuses. “I was at the kitchen because the junior auxiliary had donated a huge dish washing machine.”

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Chemainus could see three new murals by year’s end Approvals needed: Two more could accompany Carr-themed creation Ann Andersen

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hree new murals may soon rise in Chemainus. Tom Alexander, president of Chemainus Festival of Murals Society, has con¿rmed plans are afoot to begin three new exhibits later this year. By far the most prominent and ambitious project is a towering

sculpture dedicated to iconic Canadian artist Emily Carr. The society is proposing the 50foot by 20-foot art piece be erected in Waterwheel Park near the top of the path leading to the old town. However, permission for the location has yet to be given by North Cowichan and Island Timberlands, cautions Alexander. “We’re in the process of applying for permission,” he told the News Leader Pictorial. The arresting art piece will be the world’s ¿rst MuralSculpture, so called as it combines the two mediums – sculpture and murals — for

the ¿rst time. Plans call for the sculpture by artist Charles Johnston of Winnipeg to display replica sections of 10 Carr paintings. On top of the steel ¿bre cement form will be a West Coast Thunderbird. Also working on the project is First Nations carver Dennis Nyce. Two other projects in the works are a mosaic on the Crafty Cuppa and a 3-D mural at the Silver Mine. The proposed 3-D mural — still in the tweaking stage — will be of an ore car exiting an entrance to a mine. “It’s designed to celebrate our mining history,” said Alexander.

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Kudos to Tribes for shining light on a dark topic Suicide: Sweeping this subject under the rug doesn’t help anyone


uicide. It’s a dif¿cult subject to think about, let alone talk about. Our natural inclination is to speak of it only in hushed whispers, if at all. It’s a topic so fraught with pain, so shrouded in darkness, that bringing it into a public space to talk about openly feels uncomfortable, unnatural even. But that’s part of the problem. Suicide is where our thoughts turn when we’re feeling especially isolated We all have and alone. So we need to drag it out into the open, put it under a spotlight, a role in and expose it for what it is: it is not the preventing solution to your problem, whatever that problem may be. suicide Which is why we applaud Cowichan Tribes for hosting its Circle of Light forum last week. Not only did Tribes organize this very public meeting to show Cowichan members that suicide is not the answer, it invited the media and other community stakeholders to witness the conversation. And the words of elders, and leaders such as National Chief Shawn A-in-chut Atleo, offered helpful, healthy alternatives. Atleo stressed the crucial role of family, and Chief Harvey Alphonse talked about the importance of listening. “If a young person, or an adult, is talking about this, stop and listen and take it seriously,” he said. “Even if it seems like there isn’t anything wrong, stop, and listen.” The Vancouver Island Crisis Society says suicide is a signi¿cant cause of death in Canada that annually exceeds deaths from car crashes and crime. This has to stop. Stop, and listen. Don’t let suicide creep back into the darkness where it thrives.

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The good and the bad of this week in Cowichan This we don’t

This we like Tuesday’s announcement of federal funds that’ll finally put the passenger VIA rail line back on track is a long time coming. And the $7.5-million piece that completes the funding puzzle the Island Corridor Foundation has been assembling during the past year or so comes after a concerted community effort to solicit the funds from Ottawa’s purse. Nice work to all involved in this endeavour.

Governments need to Äx the collapse on Doupe Road.

It’s time to start painting the downtown we want Paul Fletcher

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love downtown Duncan. It is the centre and the heart of the Cowichan Valley. I walk it almost every day and have done so for more than 20 years. I have always had a dream of downtown being a thriving centre with multitudes of people on tree-lined streets, summer evenings with music and food in the square and unique shops that provide all the stuff that a small town needs to carry on daily life. Past visionaries developed a revitalization plan that recommended a city square instead of through streets, downtown street revitalization with wider sidewalks and buildings with higher Àoors set back. It is time to revitalize the plan, to take a step back and visualize what downtown could look like in 20 years or even 50 years from now. We have the dreamers and planners here to do that. We do not need expensive out-of-towners

developing plans for a place they do not know or will not live in. One of the innovative ideas I would like to see explored is a new colour palette for the city. How about painting the town cheerful? Downtown is grey and wet for almost six months of the year. Nothing does more to add to the drab than the current city colour scene. Let’s paint the town in bright colours, even Mexican colours, colours that cheer the spirit and give buildings personality. Some courageous folks have already bucked the trend, and the city guidelines, using bright strong colours to enhance their businesses. While we’re at it let’s expand our artiness! While the totems are nice and attract visitors to the city they do not keep visitors in the city. Let’s embark on art revitalization where the totems are complemented with big colourful murals, street sculptures, banners, working artists and a downtown public gallery. Where downtown is currently a 20-minute totem tour and then get out of town, it could

All too often we’re witness to the kind of bureaucratic buckpassing that stalls solutions and makes issues far more complicated than they really ought to be. Case in point: the collapse on Doupe Road. Governments should work together to fix the problem and then sort out the niggling details afterward. Seems simple enough to us. These are taxpayers. Help them.


become an arts destination where people come and stay for a while to take it all in. Proud locals would visit regularly and bring their friends and visitors. The arts community would bene¿t by having a marketplace that does not exist now in Cowichan. Storeowners would bene¿t with increased traf¿c and interest in their products and wares. Another idea is to close the streets downtown every summer Sunday. I know that closing the streets is a controversial topic downtown with some storeowners willing to take up arms to defend their position, but let’s try it one day a week and see if it works. Roll trees into the streets, have street musicians busking and bring in kids’ activities to draw families back downtown. Let’s have a festival every Sunday downtown! People are the lifeblood of any downtown. If the city wants more people living downtown in a car-free scenario then they need to start planning a

downtown that caters to these residents. How about a needs assessment that identi¿es service and product gaps for downtown residents, and once the gaps are identi¿ed, a concerted effort made to invite and attract these specialty businesses downtown? Finally let’s clean up the town — ashtrays to reduce butt litter, a colourful painting plan for old, rundown buildings, alleyways that are a safe and pleasant experience, ¿xing signs that are wearing with age and ¿nding an immediate creative solution to the ongoing deterioration of the old Red Balloon building. Community pride and an organizing group could do a makeover of downtown in short order. The bene¿ts would be immediate. Paul Fletcher is former Duncan city councillor who writes monthly in the News Leader Pictorial.

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Should all burning be banned in the Cowichan Valley? “I’m OK with burning. I don’t see that much of a downside because 78 per cent of our atmosphere is carbon dioxide, and trees take that in and make oxygen.”

Mariah Waser, Lake Cowichan

“Yes. I’m not into the burning thing. Wood waste could become compost. Lots of people don’t want the smoke that’s also annoying to me.”

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Saltair needs to look at wholesale water system improvements

North Cowichan needs to listen and look for a better way

Dear editor Great April 4 editorial and hopefully it will be well-read before the ¿nal budget decisions by our leaders at North Cowichan. At the top of the list is the municipal hall expansion, an unnecessary expense at the best of times, but a Àagrant ¿scal abuse today. As the mayor said during the last election campaign: “So, if we need a new municipal hall, we don’t just build another building. We look at different work options, like not being in the of¿ce every day, and make creative choices that will use tax dollars wisely.” Mark Kiemele

In my opinion: Partial work not enough


lans to upgrade the Saltair water system have substantial implications for all Saltair residents, so it is important that people are informed about what is happening. Chemainus During the past ¿ve years the system is failing in many areas due to the age of pipes, saddles and water pressure. The repair costs have reached a Here’s a residential school apology point where they exceed the amount collected on from one white woman the property taxes for our water system. Dear editor In February David Leitch, water manager for the Maeve Maguire’s April 4 column “First step CVRD, did a power-point presentation on $4.5 to true reconciliation is friednship” was so million over 15 years partial system upgrade. Intrue and honest. I am just one white woman cluded in the presentation were options to borrow in Canada, born here with the advantages that the money or collect it on property taxes. come with being white and widely accepted. I Once the majority in attendance decided the adAndrew Leong am 44 years old and until I grew up and entered Bruce MacDonald, President of the Royal Canadian Legion Branch 53, salutes after the laying of the wreath on ditional money should be collected on the property the adult world I hadn’t ever heard of these taxes, options were given for the public approval Monday, during the cenotaph service marking the 95th anniversary of the Battle of Vimy Ridge on April 9, 1917. residential school crimes against Canadians. process of a referendum, negative approval proThis part of Canadian history was never taught recycling licence but was denied pending an cess, or a petition. comforting sight for many. Keep up the good to us in school. I pray for the families who The majority felt the petition was the most costenvironmental review of its present operation. work. You have my gratitude and respect. were victimized. My heart goes out to you. effective way to seek parcel tax payer approval. The CVRD was already looking for a site in Rick Spencer Have hope that the younger generations I was very disappointed to see there was no preShawnigan Lake the south end for a transfer station well before will have a fair and united future. My wish is sentation for an option to upgrade the whole Saltair Fisher Road Recycling was a twinkle in its that all Canadians will be educated about our water system. From an overall planning perspecowner’s eye. FRR was made aware of this at Hooray, now Prevost can look just nation’s full history, the good, the bad and the tive, it is better to incorporate upgrades needed for the time of its application. ugly, not some candy-coated truth that suits the whole system over a longer time period rather Now Mr. Hughes wants to be the ¿rm’s Àag like Tzouhalem the needs of the establishment. I pray we all than piecemeal ¿xes for only the most desperately bearer and suggest it be rewarded for ignoring Dear editor learn from it, come to terms with it and move required areas. the bylaw and stinking up the neighbourhood. Now I’ve heard it all — paving Mount forward into a brighter future, where all people David Leitch had stated at an earlier meeting Enough of the grandstanding. Let us have the Prevost Road? Get a grip, people! This is not everywhere are equal. It’s time for us to fess results of the environmental review as soon as Vancouver. You won’t have millions of tourists in November 2011 that an upgrade to the whole up and stop passing the buck, reconcile what system would be $13million. Unfortunately, this possible. Well testing results should be made to accomodate with paved roadway. little we can for crimes so great. I am sorry, important option was not explored at the meeting available also. I have spent al lot of my life on Mount Prefrom me. Mr. Hughes is waging his own political vost hiking, mountain biking, riding dirt bikes, and no payment analysis was provided. Karen Nielsen, Gimli MB, At the meeting the presentation broke down the campaign against the CVRD, as only he knows and just walking my dogs or picnicing. So have comments submitted online at best. How is it that now he is in favour of an thousands of other outdoors people like myself $4.5 million over 15 years to a monthly increase of operation that ignores bylaws much like the — enjoying nature right in our own backyard. $358 per year or about $30 per month per tax parcel. If you use the same calculation to breakdown I pick up trash left by others every time I’m Who exactly is playing politics with previous operation on that site that he says he the $13 million over 30 years for the whole system fought so hard to shut down? (The FRR licence up there. So do my friends, and there’s lots south-end waste? upgrade the monthly increase would be $43 per decision is under appeal and the operation of it. With increased traf¿c there willl also be Dear editor month per tax parcel That is only a difference of disputes the CVRD contention it is operating in increased garbage. Is the municipality going Re: Richard Hughes’ March 30 guest com$13 per month per tax parcel. contravention of the bylaw — editor) to do garbage detail? If the mountain road is ment on the ECO Depot and Fisher Road The $4.5 million partial upgrade means twoEd Aiken paved, while we’re at it, why not log it, and Recycling. thirds of taxpayers will still have old asbestos Cobble Hill put in a non-successful golf course. Then we Fisher Road Recycling applied for a could turn it into a Scotch broom/dust farm like pipes, cast iron saddles, and small pipes. Pipes into Mount Tzouhalem. Some people’s head are so newer developments will still receive water from Road R crews deserve our respect old faulty pipes. Why would the majority of the deep in the sand. Saltair taxpayers want to sign a petition for a partial and a thanks Jason Kiser water system upgrade that improves the water for Dear D editor Duncan a minority of tax parcels in Saltair and leaves the I commute the roadways and highways daily “Do you support the decision to get rid of the penny?” majority with no guarantee of a safe and secure t to work and recreation. Mainroad Ltd highway You answered: (31 votes) water supply? m maintenance services has done a very good More letters online By only having a 15-year plan in place, the 74 per cent YES jjob. The men and women of this company whole of Saltair will still be saddled with old and hhave been wherever needed, whenever I have Also, read fresh stories every day and share To vote on the next Question of the Week, log onto the failing infrastructure. The whole of Saltair will still hhoped to see them, doing their jobs. Just seeing your thoughts immediately through the comweb poll at not have a water system that will be safe in the tthe trucks, the smiles, and the waves from ments function. event of an earthquake. tthese folks at all hours of the day and night is a at With a commitment to a plan to spend the next 30 years working on upgrades to the whole Saltair water system the tax payers will ensure the safety of their water supply to their homes. My suggestion is the CVRD schedule another meeting to present the two options: Here are some tips: Keep it short — 300 words or less; Keep it local — letters raised in We want to hear your opinion on just about any matter of local interest. • A $4.5 million over 15 years partial water response to issues raised in our pages get top priority; Keep it clean — attack the issue, Here’s how to send it to us: system upgrade not the individual. • Email your thoughts to • a $13 million over 30 years full water system You must include your full name, home community and a phone number where we can • Mail your letter to Unit 2, 5380 Trans-Canada Highway, Duncan B.C., V9L 6W4 upgrade. reach you during office hours. Addresses and phone numbers will not be published. • Fax it to us at 250-746-8529 And let the Saltair property tax payers decide. Letters will be edited for clarity, grammar, length and good taste. Name-withheld letters • Log onto and use the feedback button.

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Chemainus roars back to the ‘20s for a musical murder mystery

Dinner theatre: Gangster fun highlights theatre event at the Legion Niomi Pearson

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t’s time to dig out those old fedoras, beads and boas for a night of classy dames, greasy gangsters and a little bit of the Charleston. The Chemainus Legion will be staging a roaring twenties whodunit musical comedy, an interactive murder mystery with a cabaret Àare, this month. “It’s going to be so exciting, and it’s full of fun

and full of comedy,” said director Dawn Adams. The murder mystery is set in an old-fashioned speakeasy in the 1920s. “It’s the end of the war, people are happy, skirts are shorter and it’s party time,” said scriptwriter Gail O’Hara. “The main character, Mugsy Malone, has just been released from Sing Sing prison, and it’s a celebration for his release.” The 25-member cast will sing and entertain the night away, and, with the help of show choreographer Alma Hughes, attendees will have the option of participating in the Mambo Italiano dance. Show attendees are encouraged, but not required, to dress up in 1920s attire. “Their experience will start as soon as they

walk in the door because they’ll be greeted by gangsters,” said O’Hara. “They’ll have to have a password to get in.” Michael Pickard joins the cast as show emcee and Mugsy’s suspiciously shifty right hand man (also known as ‘RH’). Tickets are already on sale now though the Legion, Chemainus 49th Parallel Grocery and Chemainus Foods for $25 each. The ticket cost covers both the buffet meal and the performance. The show will take place April 19 to 21 at 7 p.m. (cocktails start at 5 p.m.). A matinee performance will take place Sunday, April 22 at 3 p.m., with cocktails starting at 1 p.m. For more information, call 250-246-4532 (mornings) or 250-246-3133 (after 2 p.m.).

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The Chemainus Legion is presenting a roaring twenties whodunit musical comedy April 19-22. The murder mystery, presented by a cast of 25, is set in an old-fashioned speakeasy in the 1920s.


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Valley people

Thanking a homegrown scribe


y the way, did you hear: • The News Leader Pictorial would like to give a very special thank you to Celina Albany. Albany, who grew up in Duncan, has just wrapped a monthlong internship with us as her last step in graduating from the Langara College Journalism program. Celina would like to spend the summer here with family before heading to work in Europe. • Work is well underway for the Global Mural Conference being held in Chemainus Sept. 10 to 13. Call Lou Roelofsen at 250-246-4181 to ¿nd out about sponsorship opportunities ranging from $280 (sponsor the poster) to $6,000 (sponsor a speaker). • Beth McKeown has wowed us in the past with her exceptional volunteer efforts sorting for the News Leader Pictorial’s annual charity book sale. This time she impressed us with her dedication even while on vacation. She sent us road trip pictures of herself reading the NLP — the ¿rst in Shanghai and the second and third in Brussels. • The good folks at Cowichan Valley Hospice are reminding one and all to pick up their pledge cards for the fourth-annual Hike For Hospice, May 6 at Providence Farm. Bill Levity and Warren DuMailo will be among the entertainers at this annual fundraising walk along the farm’s gentle lower trails. For pledge forms and other ways to support

Name: Ryan James Occupation: transit driver, recycling attendant Age: 32 Hometown: Duncan If you get a chance go see: I haven’t seen any new movies Right now I am reading: The Tiger by John Valliant I’m listening to: LMFAO At least once everyone should: walk the Cowichan River Trail Most people don’t know I: believe the sasquatch lives on our island Proudest or happiest moment: becoming a daddy Biggest fear: the Harper government If I was appointed king of the valley I would: start a new holiday — Play With Your Kids Day Before I die: I want to tour South America Words I live by: the universe has my back

this event call 250-701-4242. • Thrifty Foods president Jim Dores announced that $84,742 was raised this winter for Cowichan District Hospital and other Vancouver Island hospitals through the sale of four-pound bags of certi¿ed organic Buck Brand Navel Oranges, and donations of Thrifty Foods customers and staff. • Jeanne Ross and Marlie Kelsey of the Chemainus Chamber of Commerce are gearing up for the regular Wednesday Market scheduled to run from June 6 to Sept. 12. Application forms for prospective vendors are now available at the Chemainus Visitor Centre, and are downloadable from the Chamber website at The same goes for the annual Giant Street Market on July 7. • John Lefebure, Alistair MacGregor, Debra Toporowski, and United Way President Al Crisp and executive director Carol Stenberg were among those joining in the celebrations for the grand re-opening of Lunch On Clements March 2 in Duncan. Opened in 1984, then closed in 2010, Lunch on Clements is powered by its kitchen staff — all participants in the Clements Centre Society’s vocational training program for disabled adults. Exciting things happening for you, your friends or your family that you want to share with your community? Send us a quick email at editor@ We’d love to spread the word.

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APRIL IS DAFFODIL MONTH The Good News About Cancer

You might well ask whether there can ever be good news about cancer but the fact is that things have been steadily improving for people with cancer, thanks to the money put into research and treatment. If you were diagnosed with any of the more than 200 identified forms of cancer in 1960 you had a 33% chance of surviving the ordeal. Now 62% of Canadians diagnosed with cancer will survive, and the odds are even better for some specific cancers: The breast cancer survival rate is now 86% and, with early detection, the survival rate for prostate cancer is over 90%. Every year more children are surviving cancer. This year approximately 850 Canadian children will be diagnosed with cancer and 715 or 82% will be treated successfully, survive, and thrive. This is an increase of 11% since 2000. The money raised in Daffodil Month each year really does make a difference! You can show your support by buying and wearing a daffodil pin throughout April but especially on April 27, which has been designated as National Daffodil Day. It is the vision of the Canadian Cancer Society to have as many people as possible wearing the daffodil pin on April 27 as a symbol of hope and support to those living with cancer. Daffodil pins, pamphlets, and information about services for people with cancer are available at the Canadian Cancer Society office in Duncan at: 100-394 Duncan Street, (open M-F 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.) Duncan, B.C. V9L 3W4 Phone: 250-746-4134

Volunteer Opportunity Would you like to support the daffodil pin campaign by taking a shift with a tray of daffodil pins on April 27? Contact the office and you will be assigned a location and time, along with instructions and support materials. Remember, every dollar makes a difference!

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Natalie Dessay, left, will put on the red dress in Willy Decker’s stunning production of Verdi’s classic opera. The Cowichan Theatre’s latest presentation of the Live At The Met series will be Saturday’s broadcast of Verdi’s La Traviata. It will be Dessay’s ďŹ rst Violetta at the Met and you can watch it on the big screen in high deďŹ nition right here in Duncan.

Matthew Polenzani sings Alfredo, Dmitri Hvorostovsky is Germont, and principal guest conductor Fabio Luisi is on the podium. The show begins at 9:55 a.m. April 14. Tickets are $26, $22 for students, $24 for senior and $15.50 for children. Call 250-748-7529.

Two world premieres headlining eighth AFF Aboriginal Film Festival: More ďŹ lms, more intimate setting highlight annual event Krista Siefken

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ore screenings — not to mention smoked salmon — plus a new venue are a good indication of the growth of the Cowichan International Aboriginal Festival of Film and Art. The eighth-annual celebration of Aboriginal Âżlmmakers happens between April 17 and 20, and festival director Louise McMurray has a few tricks up her sleeve this year. “We’re hosting the entire Âżlm festival at the Quw’utsun’ Cultural Centre, so we’ll have two venues for screenings (Comiaken House and Khenipsen Theatre),â€? said McMurray. “This means we’ll be double-screening every night with more Âżlm choices, all in one location.â€? The festival was previously based out of the Cowichan Theatre, but the move means more Ă€exibility. “For example,â€? McMurray said, “we have a Âżlm called Smokin’ Fish, so we’re hoping to bring in some smoked Âżsh made in different styles and have a good discussion behind the traditional way of of smoking Âżsh.â€? This year’s festival also boasts a pair of world premieres — Path of Souls and Awakening Spirit — and more feature Âżlms than the fest has run in the past. “First Nations Âżlmmakers are really mov“I like to think ing into feature Âżlms, and it’s really exciting people are going to see some of the to walk out of the work coming out now,â€? movie feeling more McMurray said. Path of Souls, for intelligent.â€? example, stars Adam Beach, Corey Sevier and Lorne Cardinal and blends North America’s sacred teachings with scientiÂżc discovery. “According to a thesis left behind by recently deceased Ojibway graduate student Jon Beardsley (Adam Beach) the legends surrounding these spirits are not just fantastic myths to tell


Laura Harris and Adam Beach star in Path of Souls, a Ă„lm by Jeremy Torrie that will be featured in the upcoming Cowichan Aboriginal Film Festival. around the campÂżre — they contain clues to an exchange of advanced knowledge of our cosmos,â€? the Âżlm’s synopsis reads. “Wife Grace and best friend Brandon Eckhardt decide to complete Jon’s thesis, embarking on a cathartic road trip which takes them deep into Indian country to sacred sites across Native North America into the treacherous world of the supernatural, and the Path Of Souls.â€? Writer and director Jeremy Torrie — who will be at the Âżlm festival to participate in a Q&A session after the screening — said Path of Souls will take its audience on an emotional and intellectual journey. “We’ll see how I feel after the fact, whether people embrace it, or hate it, or are indifferent to it,â€? Torrie told the News Leader Pictorial from Manitoba. “I don’t think anybody is going to be indifferent to it, though. It’s got a pretty controversial ending.â€? Torrie hopes the Âżlm sparks post-viewing

debate. “I like to think people are going to walk out of the movie feeling more intelligent,â€? he said. “If we want a mindless, stuff-blowing-up movie like Transformers or G.I. Joe, there’s a market for that. But I’m not going for that market.â€? The Âżlm was indirectly inspired by Fred Alan Wolf’s book, The Eagle’s Quest, which Torrie had received from his grandfather. “It’s basically saying if we want any further insight into quantum mechanics and our universe, perhaps we should be looking at our elders and the traditional teachings,â€? Torrie said. “That sounds counter-intuitive to a Western culture ... but that’s the whole magic of quantum physics — we don’t live in a test tube or a lab.â€? Torrie encouraged Cowichanians to support Canadian Âżlmmakers by attending screenings,

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visiting Âżlmmakers’ websites and leaving comments. “That’s the sort of thing,â€? he explained, “that helps us justify to groups like TeleÂżlm Canada that these are the types of Âżlms Canadian audiences want to see.â€? Your ticket What: Cowichan International Aboriginal Festival of Film and Art When: April 17 to 20, with two separate screenings each night at 6 and 8 p.m. Where: Quw’utsun’ Cultural Centre Tickets: $25 for Welcome Dinner and Opening Ceremonies (featuring Tzinquaw Dancers); $8 per screening or $15 for a double-bill; $65 for a directors’ pass, which includes the Welcome Dinner, Opening Ceremonies and six Âżlm screenings. Reservations strongly recommended. Call 250-746-7930 or visit aff. for the full schedule.



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TOWN CRIER Dianna Braithwaite-Chris Whiteley and friends: a real treat having them return with that 40’s-50’s blues recording style, 8 p.m., Duncan Garage Showroom, 330 Duncan Street. Tickets are $20 advance, $25 at the door. Call 250-748-7246. Curbside composting open house: learn about North Cowichan’s Kitchen Pitch In organics collection program, 3 to 7 p.m., North Cowichan Municipal Hall. Presentations will be given at 3:30 p.m. and 5:30 p.m. For information, call 250-746-3201. Singing auditions: the Cowichan Consort Orchestra


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Fashion Swap: women are invited to clean out their closets of items they no longer wear and come to swap clothing for new-to-you items, at the Best Western Cowichan Valley Inn to support W.I.N.G.S -Women in need growing strong, an ongoing program for women in the community. For more, call 250-812-9474

Kelly Joe Phelps: an American singer/songwriter of renown, 8 p.m., Duncan Garage Showroom, 330 Duncan Street. Tickets are $25 advance, $30 at the door. Call 250-7487246. Hope King and Scott McGill: original and country tunes from this popular local duo, 6 to 10 p.m., the Cowichan Bay Pub, 1695 Cowichan Bay Rd. Call 250-748-5628 for more.

QMS Musical Extravaganza: Performances by the QMS Chamber Orchestra, Chapel Choir and the Cowichan Valley Concert Band, 7:30 p.m. in QMS Founders’ Hall. Admission is by donation, with partial proceeds going to the Amelie McLean Fund.

Art on the Lake: Jacquie Simons and Mollyanne Baker work with brush and knife, and Susan Jean Whyte creates jewelry. Show runs Friday to Sunday, 10 a.m. until 5 p.m. at 1725 Westlock Rd., Duncan.



Verdi’s La Traviata: Natalie Dessay will put on the red dress in Willy Decker’s stunning production, in her ďŹ rst Violetta as Live At The Met returns to the big screen at the Cowichan Theatre, 9:55 a.m. Tickets are $26, $22 student, $24 senior, $15.50 child, $5 eyeGo. Call 250-748-7529.

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Jeremy Fisher: singer/ songwriter with a dry wit and a voice reminsicent of Paul Simon, 8 p.m., Duncan Garage Showroom, 330 Duncan Street. Tickets are $15 advance, $20 at the door. Call 250-748-7246.

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Titanic: recognize the 100thanniversary of the sinking of the Titanic with an interactive dinner theatre event, 5:30 p.m., Duncan Elementary School gymnasium. Passengers can purchase a 1st, 2nd or 3rd class ticket to the event, with each level offering menu items based on the Titanic’s actual menu. Advance tickets $40, $30 and $20 from Cow High.




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ENDEAN, Edythe Lynn (Byce) It is with great sadness that we announce the sudden and unexpected passing of our mom, grandma, great grandma, sister and aunt. Mom passed away peacefully on March 26/2012 in Royal Jubilee Hospital in Victoria B.C. Predeceased by her parents, her 2nd husband Tom and very good friend George. Survived by her 4 children Louise, Maria, Laszlo and John and their spouses, her 2 close friends Lil and Dennis, her sisters Patricia, Lorraine (Joe) and brother Ken (Mindy) and their families, her grandchildren, Wes, Jason, Jocelyne, Curtis, Tanner, Nacheala and great grandson Richard as well as many other friends and relatives. Mom was born December 26th/1942 in Victoria RCMP Constable Patrick and Dorothy Byce and after a short time there they moved up to Fairbridge, then on to Duncan. Mom and dad met in Duncan and were married in 1966 and soon moved to Youbou then on to Lake Cowichan where they raised us 4 kids. Despite living in a few other places mom always called the Cowichan Valley home. Mom will always be remembered for her funny sense of humor and her stubborn ways. A celebration of life and a family gathering will be announced at a later date. In lieu of owers or gifts, donations can be made at the Heart and Stroke Foundation or a favorite charity.


Predeceased by her loving husband, Harold (Hal), in 1996 and her beloved son, Kelly, in 2000. Survived by her daughter, Lynn Wickham, sister Marjorie (Robert) Passmore, nieces, nephews and ďŹ ve wonderful grandchildren. Kimberly, Cheryl, Ryan, Jesse (Amanda) and Kristen (Chris). Also, survived by daughter-inlaw Dayle and son-in-law Dan. She married her husband Hal in 1945. They lived in Medicine Hat, Alberta for ďŹ ve years where their two children were born. They returned to Vancouver Island in 1951 to settle in Saltair and then Chemainus in 1957. She worked as a steno/accountant for several companies, including the Victoria Lumber Company and Key Furniture, in Chemainus. June was an avid golfer at Mt Brenton Golf Club, winning many awards. She loved gardening, at their home on Fuller Lake, making it a special place for family and friends to enjoy. She especially loved the family and friend’s musical get-togethers, was a master at solving the New York Times crossword puzzles and supported her Canucks. She was a member of the United Church, Chemainus Hospital Auxiliary and Chemainus Senior Centre Society. A celebration of Life will be held on April 14, 2012 at Mt. Brenton Golf Club from 1 – 4pm. Flowers gratefully declined. Donations may be made to the BC Cancer Foundation or a charity of your choice.

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CUTLER, Frederick William John; Sadly Bill passed away on March 11, 2012 at the age of 53. Bill is lovingly survived by sisters Barbara Francis of Langley, Lorna Ormandy of North Vancouver, Leah Ormandy of North Vancouver and Shirley Cox of Oshawa ON, brother Michael Cutler of Bromont, Quebec, mother Isabel Crawford of Waterloo, Quebec and stepmother Irene Skuce of Calston, ON. Bill was uncle to Tammy Francis Hie & Leanne Francis of Peterborough, ON, Norman, Kristina, Ana and Raquel Ormandy. Great Uncle to Alannah Hie, Brayden, Liberty and Donnivan Fletcher all of Peterborough, ON. As well as long time friends Josie South and Cliff South. A celebration of Bill’s life will be at the Eagles Lounge on 2965 Boys Rd. Duncan, BC on April 15, 2012 from 12:00 to 2:00 p.m. Online condolences may be offered at www.hwwallacecbc. com

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

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HELP WANTED SALMON HATCHERY Technician. Quatse River Hatchery, Port Hardy. Full time position, Aquaculture and Fisheries Technology diploma or equivalent facility experience. Assets include Swift water rescue, First aid, species identification, valid drivers license, public tours and good physical health. Reply to: Ken Fuller NVISEA Manager P: 250-949-9022 F: 250-949-5195 Job closes Apr. 16/12

Pacific Energy, a leading manufacturer of quality hearth products, located in Duncan, B.C., seeks a proficient Solidworks Draftsperson. The ideal candidate would have a skill level at the intermediate to advanced level. Sheet metal experience would be a decided asset. A background in the hearth industry would be a plus. Please forward your resume in confidence to Chuck Richardson at

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COBBLE HILL Pacific Homes-Pacific Truss is looking for a Lead Shipper/Receiver. Under direct supervision of the Homes Supervisor, they will be responsible for receiving of building materials, tracking and filing of all physical receiving documentation, arranging of shipping and effective expediting of project packaged goods. To apply or for more information email: lorne.winship@ pacificbuilding No phone calls please!

PERMANENT CARRIERS REQUIRED ON THE FOLLOWING ROUTES: CHEMAINUS 455850 – View St (56 papers) 455860 – 3256-3344 Cook, 10028-10042 Victoria (37 papers) 455902 – Cochrane, Maxwell, Robertson, Victoria (38 papers) 455952 – Chapman, McKay, Victoria (31 papers) COWICHAN BAY 253502 – Botwood, 1659-1846 Cowichan Bay Rd, Wessex (71 papers) DUNCAN 102445 – Cliffs Road (72 papers) SHAWNIGAN LAKE 354370 – Wallbank, Shawnigan lake Mobile Home Park (81 papers) *all paper counts are approximates

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DUNCAN..MOVING ! Garage Sale April 14th and 15th 10:00 am to 4:00 pm 1031 Marchmont RV Duncan, BC V9L 2M1 Household goods, clothes, treadmill and much more

STEEL BUILDING - Blowout sale! 20x26 $5,199. 25x28 $5,799. 30x42 $8,390. 32x56 $11,700. 40x50 $14,480. 47x76 $20,325. One end wall included. Pioneer Steel 1-800668-5422.

DUNCAN, Sat April 14, 8-2, St. John’s Church @ First & Jubilee. Somenos Rural Traditional School Grade 6 Fundraiser. Coffee will be on! Refreshments available.


1 Bdrm TOP FLOOR Adult oriented, near Cowichan Aquatic Centre. 1 bdrm now $675 2 bdrm, May 1 $755 Rent includes Heat & Hot Water. (250) 748-1304.

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NEEDED. HEAVY Equipment Technicians and Maintenance personnel for expanding pipeline company in Olds, Alberta for work in shop and jobsites throughout Western Canada. Fax resume to 403-556-7582 or email:

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JACOBS FIELD Services Ltd. (Maintenance) is looking for a General Foreman with oilfield experience for a Northern BC site. Person will live in Dawson Creek or Fort St. John. Send resume to fax 780-485-6722, humanresources@

$750/MO. UTILITIES not included, large 2 bedroom condo for rent. In suite laundry and dishwasher. In quiet building. NS/ NP. Call Leanne 250732-7605 or email


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CONCRETE FINISHERS and Form Setters. Edmonton based company seeks experienced concrete finishers and form setters for work in Edmonton and northern Alberta. Subsistence and accommodations provided for out of town work; Cell 780-660-8130. Fax 780-444-7103.


2129 Wildflower Rd, Shawnigan Lake Custom built 3080 Sq Ft on .3 acres. 4 bdrms, den in attractive family area.

Caring for physically challenged woman in Duncan. Applicant must be experienced with and capable of physically supporting transfers, rehab exercise, household assistance.


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



EARN EXTRA Cash! - P/T, F/T Immediate openings. Easy Computer work, others positions are available. Can be done from home. No experience needed.

CASH PAID for items from the 1920s to 1950s. Prints; unusual magazines; military souvenirs; Indian crafts; costume jewellery; lamps and more. 743-8343.

CENTRAL LOCATION, Bachelor, 1 & 2 bdrms, balcony, F/S, hot water, parking, pet considered, $525$850/mo. Call 250-748-7764.



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24” TORO Ride On Lawn Mower, good condition, $250. obo. 32” Fir French doors (interior), $75 ea. Computer desk with shelves, blonde colour $35. Call Steve (250)7487158 eves


HAIRDRESSING in your home, Cowichan Valley area. Barb Stewart. 250-715-6568

BEAUTIFUL OCEAN view mobile home in quiet 55+ Edgewater Terrace located in Cowichan Bay. 3 bdrms, 1.5 bath, nicely updated throughout, including windows, furnace, etc. $84,900. Call 250597-7847.



NOVA SCOTIA Rural waterfront lots for sale. Country living at its best. Three bedroom apartments for rent. 45 miles to university town. 1-902-5222343

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Sat, April 14th, 2012

9 am - 2 pm SunFm parking lot on Trans Canada Hwy (just north of the Silver Bridge on the right)

DUNCAN: 1 & 2-bdrm, 5 appls, close to School, Hospital and bus route. $650-$800 utils. Lv msg: 250-597-4018. DUNCAN 1 bdrm suites Close to Beverly Corners, 4 blks to University, on bus route. Updated; new flooring, new paint & some new fixtures. $625. Heat/hot water included. NS/NP. Refs.

(250)748-3729 DUNCAN- 2 BDRM, 2 bath grd flr apt, 5 appls, open kitchen living, clean, tidy. NS/NP. Avail now. $775. Call (250)709-2512. DUNCAN: 2 bdrm, stand alone apt, 1400 sq.ft., 5 appl’s, walking dist to town. NS/NP. $1000 + util’s. 250-746-9570. DUNCAN- 2 bdrm, stove natural gas. NS/NP. Avail Now. $850+ heat & cable. Call Gerry (250)746-4144, (250)715-6218 DUNCAN: 55+ condo, 2 bdrm, clean, gas F/P, ground level, small pet ok, quiet building, insuite W/D. N/S. $795+ util’s, avail now. 250-746-5669. DUNCAN $900. Split level townhouse close to all amenities, 2 bedroom, 1 and 1/2 bathrooms, brand new appliances (including washer & dryer), floor, toilets, windows, doors, siding, with plans to renovate both bathrooms and kitchen in the future, 2 parking spots, utilities not included, N/S N/P. Available May 1,2507158216 DUNCAN, Reno’d apts. 1 bdrm apt avail May 1st. $595 and 1 bdrm apt avail June 1st, $595. N/S. (250)746-1000

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CROFTON, BRIGHT, 1 bdrm, grnd level, quiet bldg, W/D in suite, patio, $650 + utils. Avail now. (250)416-0053 aft 6pm.

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MAYTAG WASHER & Dryer, Heavy Duty, white, exc cond, 2006, $375 set. 250-746-3661

CHEMAINUS- 1 bdrm grd level corner apt, laundry on site, walking distance to town. $625 inclds heat & HW. Avail Apr 15 or May 1. Call (250)710-4648.

Spacious Affordable Suites

1 Bedroom, $650.00 2 Bedroom, $825.00 -------------------------------

DIY STEEL Building deals! Many sizes and models. Make an offer on clearance buildings today and save thousands of dollars. Free brochure - 1-800668-5111 ext. 170. HERITAGE PAWN BARGAINS!! Devilbis 220V compressor, Makita folding table saw, 40” Sony & 32” Toshiba w/DVD flatscreens, brand new 2” water pump, PS3 systems, Peavey PA monitors & powered board, Samsung 3D Bluray player. 430 Whistler. 250-746-9810. SAWMILLS FROM only $3997 - Make money and save money with your own bandmill - Cut lumber any dimension. In stock, ready to ship. Free Info & DVD: 1-800566-6899 Ext:400OT.


New Carpet Large balconies In-suite storage Close to schools, shopping and walking trails Includes: Heat, Hot water and parking -------------------------------------Resident managers on site

1 & 2 Bdrm Renovated Apartments Quiet, secure & newly renovated. Overlooks lovely gardens. Seniors Welcome!

To view call 250-748-3321 LAKE COWICHAN- 2 bdrm suite, large yard, prkg, on bus route, pets ok, laundry. $560. Call (250)210-0756.


Large 1 bdrm apt, heat incl. NS/NP, no partiers, would suit mature single person. $575/m + DD, P/U application @ 5209 TCH, Tues-Thurs.

Beautiful, new 1 bdrm, WD, stainless fridge, stove, micro & DW. $795/m incl. heat, hydro, internet, sep. entrance. 10 min walk to CDH. (250)748-0231

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

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

Chemainus, 2 bdrm in 4-plex. Completely updated! 6 appl., ground floor. Adult oriented, NS/NP. Avail now/close to amenities $900 (250)324-4455

COUNTRY CHARM (Cobble Hill)- 3 bdrms, 2 bath. $1350+utils. N/S, pets? (250)598-0624 (250)701-8776.

DUNCAN: OFFICE space for lease, highway exposure, A/C, ample parking. (250)746-5657 or 250-748-8671 OFFICE/RETAIL space for lease, 1400 sqft, Cobble Hill Village. Kitchen, 2 washrooms. $1150/mo. (250)743-1450

3 BDRM Townhouse, clean & freshly painted, 1.5 bath, FS, Drapes, WD hookup. Sundeck, lots of parking, quiet, near hospital, cheap to heat, incl basic cable. Avail now. $975. N/P. Call 250-748-7992, 250-748-2727. 250-709-7992.

1995 MAZDA 626, 4dr, new tires/alternator, replace trans in ‘07, $1200. 250-701-0765

COWICHAN BAY: 2000 sqft, 4-5 bdrms, 2 full bath, family room, F/S, W/D, D/W, wood stove, F/P. Pets welcome, avail June 1st. $1600. Call 1250-760-0727.

DUNCAN- 2 bdrm, priv ent, grd level, small yard, close to amenities. Laundry available. $795+ utils. NS/NP, no parties. Call 250-701-3213.


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

Call (250) 710-7515 to view SHAUGHNESSY GARDENS 3251 Cowichan Lake Rd. Clean 1 and 2 bdrm units. Full size fridge, stove & dishwasher. Carpet & linoleum, window coverings, fireplace. Quiet, well maintained bldg with elevator & sauna. Close to Schools & Hospitals. To view call Dorcas (250)710-7515 250-748-3412

SUNNY, 1400 sq.ft. 2 bdrm apt. with private garden, in downtown Cobble Hill. Separate hydro, N/S. $975./mo. Call (250)743-1450.

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

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

COTTAGES COBBLE HILL- 1 bdrm cabin. Call (250) 743-4392. DUNCAN, COZY, self contained private, sleeper suite. Laundry avail, utils incl’d, N/S, N/P, $395 mo. 250-597-3756. SHAWNIGAN VILLAGE, 1 bdrm, newly reno’d, util’s internet & cable incl’d, avail immed. $750/mo. Call (250)701-5328.

DUPLEXES/4PLEXES 3 BDRM duplex, clean, bright, tile & wood floors, fenced yard, N/S, N/P, $875/mo. Lv message 250-701-0008. CROFTON, oceanview, deck, 2 bdrm upper, 4 appl’s, N/S, N/P. $990/mo. + 1/2 util’s. April 1st. (250)800-0214

DUNCAN 3-BDRM duplex. Newly reno’d. Covered garage, deck, large yard. N/P. Refs req’d. Avail immed. $1100./mo. (250)732-2739.

FARMS CHEMAINUS - HOBBY FARM 1 - 3 acres with beautiful 3000sqft barn. Includes new 1 bdrm. suite. N/S. $1500 negotiable (caretaker ?). Available August 1st. 250-715-5545


DUNCAN character, Chstrfld Ave, 3 Bdrms, 1 1/2 bath, W/D hook-up, N/S, N/P. Ref’s req’d. 250-746-6462 Call Frank, 6-8pm

DUNCAN 1 BDRM home, large yard. $800. Close to the new mall. (250)732-1042. DUNCAN, 3 bdrm, close to all facilities. F/S, W/D, Avail now.. Ref’s. $1100. 748-9909

COWICHAN BAY, #31-2055 Koksilah Rd, Tall Tim MHP. 2 bdrm suite, ensuite W/D, 2 small pets ok on approval. $730 mo + utils. 250-597-0617

DUNCAN, 4 bdrm house on acreage, very private, close to school & shopping, F/S, W/D, woodstove, avail May. 1/12, $1275 mo. Call 250-510-9442 or 250-748-2719.

SALTAIR: 2 bdrm mobile on property. Very quiet area. NP/NS, ref’s. $800 + util’s. Avail May 1. (250)246-2296.

DUNCAN, bright 2 bdrm upper, hydro, gas & 5 appl’s incl’d.. NS. $950. Ref’s req. May 1st. (250)733-9858

HOMES FOR RENT 1 and Half acres fully fence, large home with 4 bedrooms ,5 min from Duncan also features separate 240 wired shop and garage please call 250732-6939 pet friendly w/deposit avail immediately. 2 BD reno Upper in Lake Cow. Quiet clean. Avail May 1. Bright, Clean, Cozy. Includes fire plc, w/dry & dshwshr. Heated workshop in yard and garden. Fenced yard. Sm pet ok, child friendly. $850 + hydro, ref req. 250 732 5612 2 BDRM bungalow, 10 min’s north of Duncan, $875/mo. Utilities’s not incl.. Available May 1st. (250)732-1965 4 BEDROOM, 2 bath family home (2400sq’), 5 appliances, wood stove. 10+ acres w/barn. Private setting close to Cowichan Commons. Pets welcome references required $1600.00 mo. 250-748-9622 4 BEDROOM house located on acreage, with wired detached shop. Tons of storage sheds also. 1066 Fair road Errington. $1200 per month 250954-9547 COBBLE HILL, quiet country living, upgraded 3 bdrms, 5 appls, N/S, pets neg, $1600./ mo., hydro incl’d. Avail immed. Call 250-743-3863.

DUNCAN, NEAR hospital, on bus route. 14 X 70, 2 bdrm mobile home in quiet adult park, pets OK. $850 mo. Signing bonus. Call (250)246-8318 DUNCAN- NEAR McAdam Park, 3 bdrms, 2 bath, 5 appls, propane F/P, garage, sun porch, large back yard, garden. $1400+ utils. Available May 1. Call (250)715-0997. LADYSMITH 3 bdrm, 2 storey home, small yard, NS/NP, D/W, $950 mo. Avail April. 15. Call 1-250-248-4816. LIKE NEW 2-bdrm rancher. 5 appliances, wood stove, large yard. By McAdam Park. No partiers, N/S, N/P. $1200./mo. Call Michelle (250)743-8043. SHAWNIGAN LAKE- (West) lrg 3 Bdrm home, 1 bath, carport, garden, swim access, laundry, small pet? $1400+ utils, May 1. 250-514-7226. WHARNCLIFFE RD Clean & well maintained 3 bdrm, 1.5 bath, back patio, five unit complex. FS/WD, small garden. 1 yr lease $1200 + some util. Call 250-701-7217, Avail now.

SENIOR ASSISTED LIVING THE GATEHOUSE Adult Care (Ltd.) Licensed Facility. Come join our Family! We have room for one full time “client” in our family home environment. We are a level entry home with easy access to all rooms and two outdoor patios with seating. Safe and secure...private individual rooms. Home cooked meals and snacks, special diets if needed. Hair, nail and foot care included at no extra charge. All care is provided by on site trained staff. For more information please call Rae Marie, Manager/Supervisor at: 250-743-4913. 3380 Cobble Hill Rd, Cobble Hill, BC, email:

DUNCAN. 2-BDRM, private entrance, close to shopping, schools. 482 Chesterfield. $595./mo. Text me at (250)896-4248. MILL BAY, 1/2 block from Thrifty’s, 1 bdrm, level entry, F/S & W/D, $750/m incl’s basic cable & hydro, Avail Apr 1st. 250-743-9828, 250-710-0653

FEMALE TO SHARE centrally located home, (10 min to VIU), 1 furn. bdrm, WD, internet, cable, $400. 250-748-9104

STORAGE CHEMAINUS, 10,000 sqft high quality building for lease. Could be storage, warehouse, sales, etc. Lease is negotiable. 250-715-5545 SHIPPING CONTAINERS 20’ or 40’. Buy or Rent. Safe and secure. Easymove Container Services. Serving Vancouver Island. 1-(888)331-3279

SUITES, LOWER CHEMAINUS: BACHELOR, kitchenette, W/D. Private bath & entrance. Walk to town. $600 utils incld. Avail May. 1st. Call (250)246-1546.


COBBLE HILL: 1 Bdrm, grnd level, spacious, 1 acre, sep. ent., F/S, shared W/D, N/S, $650 incl utils. (250)743-7991

DOWNTOWN DUNCAN 2500 sq.ft. 6 separate offices, reception, conference area & kitchen, 2nd floor, AC,. $1175/mo. 250-715-6880.

CROFTON, 3 bdrm, close to school, new F&S & W/D, $900 + util’s. N/S. Avail now. (250)709-7115 778-422-2242

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Players put on game faces for Futsal soccer playoffs Best for last: Cowichan FC victorious over NIFA in return of the ladies Don Bodger

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raig George thought it was about time the ladies returned to the Cowichan Eagles Futsal Soccer League. The league organizer put out the call to the ladies and they responded with enough interest to get the ball rolling again. Five teams made up the ladies’ portion of the league and a day of playoffs at the Si’em Lelum gym concluded with a thrilling game, won by Cowichan FC over a Native Indian Football Association team 6-5 in overtime. “It was a pretty good ¿nal,’’ said George. “It’s the ¿rst time we’ve had ladies since 2000. It’s been 12 years. We ¿nally got some ladies’ teams in there which is nice.’’ It was the Amber Tommy and Lori Henry show in the ¿nal. Tommy scored four goals for the winners and Henry tallied three in the losing cause. Kelsey Thorne and Tammy Jack also tallied for Cowichan

FC. Laverne Alphonse and Amber Cook scored the other NIFA goals. The playoffs began with a 4-1 victory by the Canucks over the Strikers, with two goals from Sarah Russ and singles by Barbie Smith and Sabrina Elliott. Lila Johnny notched the lone Strikers’ goal. NIFA got three goals from Alphonse, but barely beat Penelakut Island 5-4. Lori Henry and Renee Williams also scored for NIFA. Single goals for Penelakut came from Denean Jack, Laura-Lynn Brown, Shyann Jack and Shelby Cross. Cowichan FC sprung into action with a 4-1 win over the Canucks, as Brittany Williams scored twice. Amber Tommy and Tammy Jack also found the mark. Carmen Frank was the lone goal-scorer for the Canucks. In the third-place game, the Canucks upended Penelakut 3-1. Sarah Russ (2) and Kim Sullivan scored for the Canucks. Denean Jack replied for Penelakut.

Eagles still Åying Cowichan Eagles received a push from the Falcons, but still pulled through. The Eagles 1 team retained its playoff championship in the men’s division of the Cowichan Eagles Futsal Soccer League with an 11-8 victory over the Falcons in the ¿nal at the Si’em Lelum gym. George Thomas led the scoring with four goals. Craig George, Kevin Sylvester and Jordan Jack all scored twice, with Jedson August adding a single. Since 1996, the Eagles have won the playoff title every year except 2005 and 2009 when the Saanich Royals and Saanich Braves, respectively, broke through the dominance. The Eagles also won the league crown every year since 2000 except 2008 when beaten by the Braves. This year’s third-place game was a nailbiter, with Eagles 2 nipping Penelakut 8-7. Mikey Thorne put away four goals for Eagles 2. Kreighton George (2), Dale Crocker and

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Fancy footwork is displayed by Sarah Russ of the Canucks, above left, to beat the Strikers’ Theresa Johnny in women’s indoor soccer playoffs. Above right, a body blockade is formed by John Rice of the Falcons to keep Penelakut from getting at the ball during men’s indoor soccer playoffs at the Si’em Lelum gym. Peter Wynne rounded out the scoring. Patrick Brown ¿red a hat trick for Penelakut. The playoffs began with Eagles 3 gunning down the Gunners 9-4 on ¿ve goals by Brydon Sampson. Twin brother Brandon Sampson also scored for Eagles 3 while Martine Charlie netted a pair for the Gunners. Eagles 2 followed the winning path with an 11-5 triumph over the Titans. Three goals by Kreighton George led the way while Jack Charlie also had a hat trick in vain.

The Falcons were Àying against the Chiefs 22-6, with scoring spread throughout the lineup. Harlon Sylvester had four goals for the Chiefs. Patrick Brown connected for ¿ve goals and Lorne James added three, as Penelakut defeated Blake’s memorial team 13-7. Louis Harris recorded a hat trick for Blake’s team. Eagles 1 went to town on Eagles 3, winning 18-5. Jedson August led the way with ¿ve goals, Justin Horne and Craig George each had four, Jordan Jack and Kevin Sylvester both added a pair

and George Thomas notched a single. Taylor Joe, Brad Joe, James Thorne, Brydon Sampson and Jareth Thorne were the Eagles 3 goal-scorers. Semi¿nal action included a 14-6 victory for Eagles 1 over Eagles 2. Jordan Jack (4), Kevin Sylvester (3), Jedson August (3), George Thomas (2) and Craig George (2) accounted for the Eagles 1 scoring. Falcons were an 11-6 winner over Penelakut in the other semi¿nal on the strength of four goals by Billy Cook.




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Girls wanna have fun Female Hockey Day: Instructors helpful to new players Don Bodger

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Ravens run out of steam Six not enough: Wildfire eventually pulls away from a tight game with its shorthanded opponents Don Bodger

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oing with just six players obviously put the Ravens at a huge disadvantage for their Cowichan Women’s Football League game against the Alternative Forest Operations Wild¿re Sunday at McAdam Park. But the Ravens hung tough during the ¿rst half despite being one player short, trailing only 6-0. They eventually ran out of gas and lost the game 25-0 but received full marks for their efforts. Wild¿re coach Chris Mann was certainly impressed. “It’s funny how six instead of seven makes a difference for the other team,’’ he noted. “We had dif¿culty playing against the six-man set-up and I have no idea why.’’ The Ravens were without their quarterback Rikki Wylie so they couldn’t generate much offense. Ginette Bilina recorded a sack in each quarter to keep the Ravens’ offense off-balance. Keri McKelvie got the scoring started in the ¿rst quarter with a touchdown. The Wild¿re relied on its defence in the second quarter with interceptions from Dieneke STORES FLYERS DEALS COUPONS BROCHURES CATALOGUES CONTESTS PRODUCTS STORES FLYERS DEALS COUPONS BROCHURES CATALOGUES CONTESTS PR S BR S ST S ® CA S DE S BR S ST S C CA S

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emale Hockey Day in the Valley is a great chance for newcomers to try the game and for experienced players to pass along their knowledge. The second annual event took place Saturday at Cowichan Arena. “The girls were fantastic and the instructors were great, considering it was all volunteer,’’ said organizer Kristen Arnold. Just three girls were on the ice during the ¿rst session for the younger age groups, but Arnold hopes awareness will increase those numbers. The second session had a much better turnout of 13. The ice time is donated by the Island Savings Centre and “we try to plan something around it,’’ said Arnold. The concept started a year ago basically from a model created in Port Alberni that was a huge success. Kim Liddle and Arnold mentioned a similar idea might work well here and it came to fruition. Arnold was called again about taking on the task and jumped at the chance. “We did change it a bit,’’ she said. “Last year we had dryland and this year we didn’t. We really wanted to make it fun this year which is why we chose the onice stuff.’’ The Easter weekend wasn’t the best to try and get people out, but the chance to continue the growth of female hockey was too hard to resist and it’s still heading in that direction. Kayla Liddle, who now attends UVic and is a grad of Cowichan Valley female hockey, ran the sessions with help from her former teammates. She’s intending to help coach the female peewee team next season “which is fantastic we have girls who come back and coach,’’ said Arnold. There’s about 1,000 female hockey players on the island now, Arnold said, and “we are getting bigger and bigger.’’ The Ryan Clark benevolent fund provided snacks and prizes for the girls.

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Passing drill has Chloe McCaffery, 9, above, working to control the rolling puck during Female Hockey Day in the Valley. Below, instructor Lindsay Nash assists participant Mila Stewart.

Marrs a marathon man Island Race Series: CeeVacs speed demon 12th in Comox half Don Bodger

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rontrunners Island Race Series events took participating members of the CeeVacs Road Runners to Victoria and the Comox Valley during March. CeeVacs was represented by 13 runners at both the Bazan Bay 5K March 4 and the Comox Valley Half Marathon March 18. Geoff Martinson was the winner of the Bazan Bay event in a lightning fast 14:20. A total of 679 runners ¿nished the race. Richard Light was the lightest on his feet of the CeeVacs group, ¿nishing in 17:26 for ¿fth in the 40-44 men’s group and 55th overall. Josh Williams was 119th overall and 14th in the 16-19 male division in 19:07 and Liam Ehle cracked the top 200 in 190th spot. Ehle’s time of 20:19 was good for fourth of 15 in the 15 and younger male bracket. Other CeeVacs results were: Jeff Gifford (21:06, 28th 40-44 male); Amarjit Singh Heer (21;10, ¿rst 60-64 male); John Weber (21:25, eighth 55-59 male);

John Downing (24:53, ¿fth 70-74 male); Wendy Williams (25:24, 14th 45-49 female); Bill Adair (27:15, 12th 60-64 male); Hazura Sangha (28:38, second 75-59 male); Danna Hadden (29:01, 17th 55-59 female); Kenneth Deell (32:20, 16th 60-64 male); and Mary Williams (34:30, eighth 60-64 female). The ¿rst runner to complete the Comox race among 431 ¿nishers was Jim Finlayson in 1:07:29. Thomas Marrs topped the CeeVacs entrants in 1:19:47 for a sparkling 12th overall and second in the 20-24 male group. Todd Humen clocked 1:30:35 for 70th overall and 13th in the 40-44 male division, Dan McGrade was 106th overall in 1:35:27 for ninth in the 50-54 male section, Josh Williams ¿nished in 1:36:23 for 115th overall and fourth in 16-19 and Heer’s 1:40:21 time placed him ¿fth in 60-64. Remaining results were: Ben Marrs (1:43:43); Lisa De Lusignan (1:47:38); Downing (1:58:16); Colleen Vanderheide (1:59:14); Wendy Williams (2:00:20); Belinda Kissack (2:02:57); Sangha (2:16:49) and Deell (2:28:48).

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The annual Maple Bay Rowing Club Regatta takes place Saturday on Quamichan Lake. The first races start at 9 a.m., but the area around Art Mann Park will be very busy from 7 a.m. onward with crews setting up. All the local clubs on the island will be

in attendance along with a few from the Lower Mainland. The event kicks off a hectic rowing season locally, with the Brentwood College Regatta following on the April 27 to 29 weekend. There’s another full house of community and high school clubs for that event.

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he process of building a contender for a fourth straight senior boys’ AAA high school rugby championship is well under way for the Shawnigan Lake School Stags. Two exhibition scrimmages with the UVic Jutes and Earl Marriott got things rolling and Shawnigan fared well in both. The season really got into full swing with Shawnigan defeating Vanier of Courtenay at home not only at the First XV level, but also in the Grade 8 and 10 games. “Our ¿rsts played very well despite having four boys away with the Canada U17 side,’’ noted coach Tim Murdy. This is a big year for Shawnigan, with the First XV going to Japan to compete in the World Andrew Leong Youth Rugby Championships at Tongue-lashing by Cowichan’s Kyle Brunton adds insult to injury, above, for Nolen Lah of Claremont’s the end of April. First XV, as he tries to tackle him Tuesday during Cowichan’s 34-14 victory in boys’ rugby action. Right, The schedule before the trip Lindsay Wise of the Cowichan girls’ team tries to elude Laura Tully of Brentwood College Friday at the includes a smattering of other Cowichan Secondary Äeld. high-pro¿le matches. Among them will be matches for the First sevens team in the island sevens tournament at UVic Friday and the B.C. sevens tournament at St. George’s 21 and 22. Runaway rugby player: Three tries set the pace in Cowichan boys’ rugby victory while girls get plenty of mileage from everyone April Meantime, next Tuesday’s agenda pits Shawnigan against inexperienced this season. Derocher, Sam Jory, Sophie Cutt, Taylor according to coach Ron Glass, but the Don Bodger Shawnigan was a force on defence Quaife and Leah Theobald. back row enjoyed a particularly cohesive Cowichan Secondary at home News Leader Pictorial at the Second and Third XV in the ¿rst 15 minutes. But Cowichan The T-Bird boys hosted Claremont for performance. levels. he Cowichan Secondary remained focused and worked hard to a pair of games the same day. Brandon Kirton and Drew McCarthy The Second and Third XV School rugby program put all eventually break loose for eight tries. Cowichan romped to a 34-14 victory were defensive standouts. Shawnigan teams are also playits eggs into one basket prior Coach Brad Skene cited determination in a meeting of the ¿rst XV squads. Claremont blanked Cowichan 5-0 in ing St. Francis of Calgary at to the Easter weekend and and effort as impressive attributes shown Noah Dobson played a great game, uti- a game involving development teams home April 20. got cracking. by the team. All 30 players on the roster lizing hard running to score three tries. from the schools. The big provincial prize The senior girls T-Birds went to got into the game and made a contribuSeth Davis, Kieran Lauridsen and Tyson Jackson Rose led Cowichan with Shawnigan will try to land Shawnigan Lake School Tuesday for an tion. Stoochnoff added one apiece. impressive runs and stiÀing defence. exhibition game and shelled their hosts Lindsay Wise was the only player with Stoochnoff and Brighton Lowood Cowichan played well overall and was again begins with ¿rst-round action May 26 and the ¿nals at 46-10. more than one try, scoring a pair. The kicked conversions. unlucky to give up the lone try of the Abbotsford May 30 to June 2. Both teams are relatively young and rest came from Annie Bernardy, Heather The entire Cowichan team played well, game on a handling mistake.

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One of Artur Nowacki’s students from the Nak Muay gym in Maple Bay recorded an impressive win in the North American Challenge in Vancouver. Andrew Lewis was victorious against Bruce Khademi, a former B.C. champion from Surrey with loads of experience, in a middleweight bout on the major kickbox-

ing/Muay Thai card. Reports at the site indicated Lewis, who weighed in at 160 pounds, showed persistence with high kicks to earn the majority decision from the judges. Nowacki was pleased how Lewis fared on the card of one of the biggest promoters in Canada for the sport.

Wrestlers keen to excel in national competition High stakes: Extensive practice time gives local athletes the basis to attain top-notch results Don Bodger

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he preparations are complete and now it’s up to the athletes to put their talents on the line. Four members of the Cowichan Valley Wrestling Club are off to Fredericton, New Brunswick to compete in the national wrestling championships. Maegan Kuruvita and Gobind Sall of Cowichan Secondary School are entered in juvenile events. Kuruvita is in the girls’ 65-kilogram class and Sall in the boys’ 92 kg. Two others from outside the area who train with the CVWC are also participating in cadet events, Avery Gibson of Nanaimo’s Dover Bay Secondary in 57 kg and Nolan Mitchell of Victoria’s Claremont Secondary in 42 kg. A ¿fth quali¿er, Hannah Lauridsen, of Cowichan Secondary will not be attending due to an ongoing injury. “It was at the ¿rst tournament of the year where I tore my hip Àexor,’’ said Lauridsen. She’s been doing regular physio but ran out of time to reach the point where she felt comfortable competing. “I wasn’t ready for that,’’

Lauridsen said. “It just wasn’t healing up fast enough. I’ve just sort of taken some time off.’’ Lauridsen is in Grade 11 and still has next year to reach the nationals again so all is not lost. The rest of the group has been diligent in making sure to attain the peak ¿tness and technique levels. “I’m feeling pretty good,’’ said Kuruvita. “I’ve been training a lot.’’ Kuruvita is a defending national champion as a cadet and will be aiming to do the same in the tougher juvenile division. Zandri Botha of Yale Secondary beat Kuruvita in a controversial decision during the provincials and the two are likely to cross paths again. “It was a very close match,’’ recalled coach Nick Zuback, who’s making the trip with the wrestlers. “Ontario de¿nitely has some strong wrestlers, too.’’ Kuruvita is also still in Grade 11 and has another year for prime exposure to determine where she’ll take her wrestling in the future. “There’ll be a lot of scouts there from universities,’’ said Zuback. “It’s a good one for her to do well at, too.’’ Zuback said everything is falling into place for the wrestlers

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National wrestling championship qualiÄers from the Cowichan Valley Wrestling Club, from left, include: Nolan Mitchell, Maegan Kuruvita, Avery Gibson, Gobind Sall and Hannah Lauridsen. A decision has been made by Lauridsen not to attend due to injury. to do well. “The kids have been training really hard the last few weeks.’’ They’ve gone to the Lower Mainland for a three-day camp

plus island workouts in Duncan, Nanaimo, Campbell River and Port Alberni. “They’ve been really busy,’’ conceded Zuback. “I think

they’re peaking at the right time.’’ Travel plans Wednesday involve going from Nanaimo to Vancouver and on to Ottawa

and then Fredericton. “It’s a long day Àying,’’ said Zuback. “They’ll have a whole day hopefully to get used to the time change.’’

Parting with three key players is such sweet sorrow Done deals: Futures obligations mean moving Rouleau, Sherbinin and Mistal Don Bodger

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he cost of doing business in the B.C. Hockey League is high and so is the compensation to obtain quality players. The Cowichan Valley Capitals are paying the price now for investments made to take a run at a playoff championship. The Caps dispatched goalkeeper Brady Rouleau to the Westside Warriors and defenceman Brayden Sherbinin and forward Brandon Mistal to the Salmon Arm SilverBacks as the future considerations portions of two deals to acquire experienced forward Richard Vanderhoek and Brett Knowles before the trade deadline. The Caps previously sent David Pope to Westside in the Vanderhoek deal and Travis Stephens to Salmon Arm in the Knowles trade. Both Vanderhoek and Knowles have now completed their junior hockey careers so the Caps are left with nothing as they move into next season while Westside will have two players and Salmon Arm

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Putting Brett Knowles on the Caps’ roster for a playoff run essentially cost the Cowichan Valley Capitals three players. three returning from the transactions. “You hate giving up good young prospects and Caps’ associate coach and general manager Jim guys that are going to turn into players.’’ Ingram feels it was worth the risk of giving up Ingram has full con¿dence that Don Stoneadge, some assets that could pay off in the long run for a the Caps’ director of hockey operations, and the potential short-term gain. entire scouting staff can complete the necessary “I don’t regret anything we did,’’ said Ingram. “I work to ¿ll the gaps. think we had to have a good year this year. “He just loves the game and he’s very thor-

ough,’’ said Ingram of the Nanoose Bay resident. The Caps will be counting on it with so many roster spots now open from the six graduating juniors plus the players sent away to complete trades. Ingram agreed the Knowles deal amounted to three players in the end but said it’s necessary to acquire someone of his calibre. “He was the leading scorer in the playoffs in the ¿rst round and probably would have kept going. “We knew it was going to be two or three (players) minimum.’’ It took a while to complete the futures in the Knowles deal. None of the players going the other way were informed until after the season. “It’s the way the league allows them,’’’ said Ingram of futures deals. “You still treat them great. You give them the ice time and enjoy them while you have them. You just hope the other side keeps it quiet.’’ Ingram had high praise for all three players and parting with them isn’t easy after such a great season. “No question Salmon Arm’s going to get a really good defenceman and he’s gone the next year to school,’’ he said of Sherbinin. “There’s another great kid,’’ Ingram added of Mistal. “He’s super respectful in the room.’’

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Results of latest enduro not typical for valley racers Assorted sports: Shawnigan squash players successful, Correia honoured Don Bodger

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Duncan’s Darren Yates in the No. 90 car starts to lap Alex Atkinson during the latest Enduro race at Western Speedway. Regular events begin on May 5. The event attracted 230 competitors, including some of Canada’s top juniors. Nine Shawnigan players reached the ¿nals in their respective categories. Dorian Lewis-Willie made the U19 ¿nal and lost an excellent match 3-1 to Michael Thompson of the Jericho Club, who is ranked third in B.C. Dylan Lee, a newcomer to the sport in November, won the

U15B consolation while Rhys Blumer took the U13 main event. The strong performance by the Shawnigan squash group followed great results at the Independent Schools Association championships when both the senior girls and boys attained ¿rst-place honours. • Former Cowichan Valley Capitals’ forward Brett Corcoran of Parksville was named

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to the Academic All-Northern Collegiate Hockey Association team. Corcoran now plays on the St. Scholastica team in Minnesota. • Fernando Correia received recognition during the annual Sport B.C. Athlete of the Year awards with a President’s award for his many years of commitment to karate at the B.C. Games. Correia helped Karate B.C.

and the Vancouver IslandSunshine Coast athletes to success at the Games beginning in 1981. Correia has also been instrumental in implementing a junior of¿cials program beginning with the 2004 Port Alberni Games that continues to this day. • Heart and Stroke Foundation volunteer Bob Pender and James Street Billiards owner

John Prokop recently teamed up to host a charity eight-ball tournament at James Street Billiards. Will (The Kid) Daniels took top spot in the strong ¿eld of competition. Randy McFarlane was second and Rick (The Rev) Dewhurst placed third. Half the entry fee went to the Foundation and the other half to prize money for the top three ¿nishers.

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arely are the Cowichan Valley’s three regular Western Speedway racers not at the front of the pack. But that’s what happened during the last winter enduro race March 25. Brad Aumen ¿nished ¿fth, Darren Yates was seventh and Cody Aumen fell to the back of the 17-car pack. Cody Aumen and Yates both took turns as leaders in the early stages of the two-hour event. Yates actually led early and often before faltering late. The regular Western Speedway events begin for another season on May 5. • Shawnigan Lake School had 45 athletes entered in the Jesters Paci¿c Northwest Squash Championship in Victoria.

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