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Amber Eddy, Jordyn Waller, Mama Bear Sydney Mansell, Baby Bear Kelsey Bergen and Papa Bear Tianna Wickett pose for a photo at the Teddy Bear Picnic during Ready, Set, Learn at Palsson Elementary School on Wednesday April 4. See page 12 for the story.

Lauren Frost wins $25,000 for technology at LCSS Wednesday, April 4 was quite an exciting day because that was the day that Lake Cowichan Secondary School found out that they won $25,000 for a new computer lab! All because of Lake Cowichan’s very own, Lauren Frost. Frost is a 15-year-old LCSS student. She entered an essay contest — the Staples Canada Recycle for Education Computer Lab Contest — without thinking she would actually win. The contest was a Canada-wide essay contest sponsored by Staples Canada Inc. Only 20 schools through out Canada won the $25,000 worth of technology for their schools, and LCSS is one of them. The contest required a student to describe the eco-responsible initiative(s) their school has adopted. Essays were judged by four industry expert panelists: Jed Goldberg from Earth Day Canada, Scott Alic from Earth Cycle Planning, Wade Humphries from Direct Energy and Gordon Harrison from GreenLearning Canada.

Frost’s 300-worrd essay was titled How Our School Has Gone Environmentally Friendly. In her essay, she explained how our school has been running a recycling and composting course and how our school has joined the Lights Out program. “My school, Lake Cowichan Secondary, has made an excellent and effective effort to improve the environment.” Frost said in her essay “I wasn’t expecting to go far in the contest, because this is a small town. I Gilbert didn’t expect that I’d win.” said Grade 9 Lewis student Lauren Frost. “I’m more than proud to attend such an environmentally friendly school that shows such leadership and community inÀuence.” her essay stated. When hearing the announcement that Lauren had won the contest the school’s spirit lifted and the students of Lake Cowichan Secondary knew that “We did that!” Frost should feel proud in her ability to have accomplished so much. If a small school in a small town can do it, then why can’t any other school?

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Above: Youbou’s occasionally French-speaking resident Jeff Abbott heads up the live auction again this year. Left: 2010 Lady of the Lake ambassadors assisting with the auction last year. Dennis Skalicky Gazette

Get ready to dress up and go for a cruise during the Cowichan Lake District Chamber of Commerce 10th annual Spring Fling on Saturday, April 28. Once again, this will be an great opportunity for Cowichan Lake folks to get out and have a fun evening and support the chamber during their major fundraiser. This year, there will be a dinner buffet served up by Jodi and Arlene of Cowichan Lake Recreation, a silent auction, and a not so silent auction with our own Jeff Abbott as the emcee. Beverly McKeen and Friends Ron Ingram and Brian Grif¿th will provide the evening’s entertainment. The 2012/13 Lady of the Lake candidates and the reigning ambassadors will be in attendance as well. The event kicks off at 6 p.m. when doors open for cocktails with the buffet dinner beginning at 7 p.m. The new president of the Chamber of Commerce, Rita Dustow, suggests you get your tickets soon as they are going quickly. Ron McKenzie, program and event director for the chamber invites everyone to come out for fun evening, “This

year’s entertainment is a lot of fun and very entertaining,” he says. He also reminds everyone that they are accepting donations for the auction, and that receipts can be issued for any items that are donated to this event. Money raised from the Spring Fling is used for many community events during the year such as Lady of the Lake ambassadors, Heritage Days events, the Christmas Light-Up contest, Santa’s visit to the communities around the lake and many more sponsored events during the year. The Nichole Stock Community Service Award and the Citizen of the Year award are also chamber events. The money raised is also used to operate the open year-round Visitor/Business Centre in conjunction with Areas F and I and The Town of Lake Cowichan. The Spring Fling will take place at Upper Centennial Hall and tickets for the event are only $35 per person. For more information on this fun fundraiser, or to purchase tickets call Katherine Worsley at 250-749-3244, drop in to the Visitor/ Business Centre or you can email Katherine: lcchamber@ shaw.ca.

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The Kaatza Station Museum recently acquired two pieces of historic forest industry equipment. A Skagit yarder — used in moving logs in the bush and dating back possibly to the 1940s — was donated by Jim Dalman, who acquired it many years ago. Built in Sedro Wooley, Washington, it is now located on the front lawn at the right-hand side of the main museum building. Also donated was a headsaw winch believed to have been used at the WFI sawmill in Honeymoon Bay which closed in 1981. The headsaw was donated by Ed Pawlik. This piece is located on a former car bridge cement slab just past the museum. Further information is being collected on these machines. Both pieces of equipment were hauled by Cowichan Valley Concrete/ Johel Brothers. The Kaatza Historical Society president Pat Foster, and the directors have expressed their sincere appreciation to Jim and Ed for their contributions to Cowichan Lake history, to the local contractor and to Wade Radcliffe for his professional movement of this machinery. — Submittted Don Gordon


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The Cowichan Lake Sports Arena was hopping with Easter activities on Thursday, April 5 with an Easter egg hunt and lunch for kids put on by Cowichan Lake Recreation. Parents and kids had a fun time hunting for treats on the ball field and enjoying lunch in the curling lounge. Left: Courtney Martel and Katelyn Doherty, from left, were all smiles when they found their goodie bags at the ball field. Above: Liam Fawcett and brother Ollie, from left, dig into their hot dog lunch.

Tree-trimming time Gazette welcomes new editor

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Town of Lake Cowichan employees Kate Frost and Kim Hartshorn, from left, were working in Greendale Park on Friday, March 30. Every year they do a little trimming and cutting in the park to keep it from getting overgrown.

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Dennis Skalicky, publisher of the Lake Cowichan Gazette, is pleased to announce the appointment of Tamu Miles as the new editor of the paper. For the past four years, Miles has studied creative writing and journalism at Vancouver Island University. She has worked as arts editor

for the Navigator, the university’s student press, and as marketing manager for Portal, the only literary magazine published in the Nanaimo area. While attending university, Miles won several writing awards, including the 2012 BC and Yukon Community Newspaper Association scholarship. Miles is pleased to be taking over the helm of the Gazette in the position of editor and she looks forward to getting to know the community and continuing a tradition of excellence in reporting community news and events. Miles has lived in small, coastal communities all of her life, spending most of that time on Salt Spring Island. She currently resides in Ladysmith with her husband and daughter, but the family plans to move closer to the Lake Cowichan area in the near future. Miles feels strongly that the function of local papers is to give individuals, businesses, and the community at large a voice and a way to share and discuss challenges and celebrate talents. Miles looks forward to a long relationship with the Lake Cowichan community, and is grateful for the chance to prove her journalistic grit and passion for local, community based reporting.

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Composting locally makes sense

One Councilors Opinion: At last week’s town council Public Works Committee meeting, the topic of organic curbside collection came back to the table for discussion. Many communities throughout the Cowichan Valley have begun picking up compostable kitchen waste at curbside and have managed to divert up to 40 per cent of solid waste away from being shipped to a Washington State land¿ll. There are many questions to be answered to ¿nd the most ef¿cient and cost effective manner of doing so in Lake Cowichan. We can all agree that the most ef¿cient method of composting kitchen waste is for home owners to do so in their own back yards using an appropriate composting unit. For many this may not be the method of choice. So how can we as a town embark on this project and get everyone to buy-in and participate? Also, given the amount of fuel consumed, does it make any sense to ship compostables out of the Cowichan Lake area, or does it make more sense to compost right here. Given the amount of pressure put on local governments to reduce carbon emissions, it would make far more sense not to have to truck any of our compostables or waste for that matter. Instead could we ¿nd ways to turn our waste into a resource, such as fertile garden soil or in the case of solid waste, there are processes that can convert this waste into forms of energy. All these questions and thoughts must be considered as we plan to the next step in how we manage our waste. As well as saving money and being ef¿cient, just as much thought needs to be given to the effects on our ecology, as we look for ways to deal with all our waste. Composting locally and keeping the ¿nished product right here to be used as a natural fertilizer seems to make sense for the economy and the ecology. Bob Day, Lake Cowichan town councillor

High Five

Congratulations go out to the Valley Fish and Game Club for another successful trout derby on the weekend. The ¿shing may not have been the best, but the weather cooperated for the most part and the clubhouse was packed with adults and kids on Sunday as the event wrapped up. It was good to see kids being encouraged to get out and do some ¿shing and enjoy the outdoors. High Five to Lake Cowichan Secondary School student Lauren Frost who won her school $25,000 worth of technology when she was the winner of a Canada wide essay contest. Lauren’s essay on “How Our School Has Gone Environmental Friendly” was one of twenty winners across Canada. Well Done Lauren! Congratulations to the Lake Cowichan Myrden rink for winning the South Club Challenge in Nanaimo and advancing to the Paci¿c International Cup in Richmond later this month. Team members Diane Myrden, Tricia Mayea, Kari McKinlay and Maria Elzinga have proved that curling at Lake Cowichan does indeed rock.

BC Bureau

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By Tom Fletcher

VICTORIA – The B.C. Liberal Party has slipped in public opinion polls, but it’s still far out in front in the race for donations. Financial statements released Wednesday by Elections BC show the B.C. Liberals collected more than $8.9 million in political contributions in 2011. About $5 million of that came from corporations, with most of the rest from individuals. The B.C. NDP collected $4.4 million in political contributions last year. The vast majority was individual donations, with $831,000 from unions and about $230,000 from corporations and

businesses. Large individual donations to the B.C. Liberals included $100,000 each from Richard Ilich and John S. Major, $50,000 from Teck Corp. chairman Norm Keevil, and $50,000 from Gwyn Morgan, the former EnCana CEO who now serves as an advisor to Premier Christy Clark. Companies controlled by Vancouver Canucks owner Francesco Aquilini donated a total of $128,000. Other corporate donors included Cactus Restaurants Ltd., which donated $42,500, and Earl’s with more than $24,000, despite the B.C. Liberal government’s imposition of the harmonized sales tax and increases to the provincial minimum

wage. Railways, forest and pharmaceutical ¿rms also lined up to donate to the B.C. Liberals, a trend that has seen the party collect roughly double the amount of the NDP over the past decade. Natural gas producer EnCana gave the B.C. Liberals $146,200, and the largest single donation of $210,000 came from Vancouver-based mining company Goldcorp Inc. The B.C. Liberals ¿nished 2011 with more than $1.5 million in the bank, although loans and other liabilities leave it with a surplus of just under $400,000 with an election just over a year away. The NDP ¿nished 2011 with a de¿cit of nearly $100,000, in a year when both major parties had leadership conventions as well as regular costs of operation. The B.C. Conservative Party is going into two April 19 by-elections with $124,780 in the bank. Donations from individuals in 2011 total nearly $70,000, and account for most of the party’s 2011 income. Their biggest donors are Ian G. Pyper and Margaret Pyper, who donated $5,000 each to the B.C. Conservatives last year. The party also got $5,000 each from Cobra Venture Corp. and Perpetuity Investments Ltd., along with a third corporate donation of $1,000. Both the NDP and B.C. Conservatives call for an end to corporate and union donations to provincial political parties, a rule that already applies to federal parties.

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

Janice Tuba Lake Cowichan, president, Xi Gamma Kappa, Beta Sigma Phi

New town policy is not community friendly I am writing this letter to express my sadness and displeasure with the Town’s new policy regarding use of Town property. Recently my sorority chapter had requested to hold a garage sale under the covered area in Saywell Park on April 28th. We subsequently received a letter from the Town informing us that in order to hold the said function, we would be required to carry an insurance policy with a ¿ve million dollar liability coverage. We are a non-pro¿t organization that supports Lake Cowichan. We annually donate to Community Services Hamper Fund, Lake Cowichan Food Bank and Helping Infants program, providing diapers to needy babies. In addition, we volunteer our time by hosting the Strawberry Tea and a free craft table for children on Lake Days. Upon inquiring about insurance from two sources, I was informed that it would cost over $200. This is prohibitive and counter productive to our endeavor to raise money to support our initiatives. I am sad that we can no longer hold an event without worry about possible legal action if someone attending was to be accidentally injured. Has the border really moved that far north? I am displeased with the Town’s apparent belief that the citizens of Lake Cowichan would pursue such an idea. Where is our sense of community?

Up in smoke The following is a letter sent to the CVRD Board of Directors I was not surprised to see that our Provincial Air Quality Meteorologist gave the Cowichan valley a failing grade on air quality. I live in Honeymoon Bay and love everything about this friendly little community except the air! In the winter there are many days when I can barely see to the end of my street for the smoke, and if I go outside I’ll start coughing and my eyes will itch and water. I have to time my walks for very early in the morning, before people have stoked their stoves for the day or late at night when the daytime air starts to rise. I was surprised at Mr. Hasselback’s assumption that “if it was just woodstove smoke... it probably would have stayed below our air quality objectives.” Perhaps there is a lot more backyard burning in Duncan, but I know that here in Honeymoon Bay the majority of winter air pollution is from woodstoves, with a minor contribution from open burning. On cold damp days, if you walk around the older town-site of Honeymoon Bay, or some areas of Lake Cowichan, you will see countless chimneys bellowing thick dirty smoke. One particularly bad day this winter I counted 17 chimneys

contributing smoke to the pollution of my street. I will not go into the health implications of smoke pollution, which are already well documented. I urge you to please consider legislation that would mitigate this serious problem. In other communities, a successful approach has been to require all older or poorly-burning woodstoves to be replaced by low-emission stoves within a certain time frame. Five years seems reasonable, although I’d like it to happen tomorrow. It’s not dif¿cult to measure the emissions from a stove, or estimate their level through the age ratings of the model being used. These are really just technical details that can be worked out by hiring an expert to advise you on how to set emission standards. Later on, there are ways to measure and enforce the standards (a lowemission stove can still pollute if it’s burning wet wood or garbage), and over time I’m sure we would see a vast improvement in air quality. Backyard burning? I’ve been guilty myself of contributing to the pollution load, but I would not object to either a full ban on backyard burning, or burning limited to certain days, depending on the local weather conditions. I just hope that you will deal with the woodstove issue ¿rst because I believe it is the main reason for our air pollution. Backyard burning bans are an “easy-¿x” solution that is less politically risky. I hope you will do the right thing for the sake of our community health and comfort. Judith Quinlan Honeymoon Bay

Trades students preparing today for their tomorrow In the April 4 issue of the Gazette in the story Trades students preparing today for their tomorrow, it was incorrectly stated that: “Another “bonus” worth mentioning is that if the student maintains a C+ average, they are awarded a $1000 scholarship to assist in purchasing tools and so on for their chosen trade.” Glenn Rowan at the Ministry of Education clari¿ed for us that Secondary School Apprentiship students can be eligible to apply for a $1,000 scholarship to assist in purchasing tools and so on for their chosen trade should they qualify and complete the SSA program before graduation. For speci¿cs go to: www. itabc.ca/Page37.aspx

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A Cowichan Lake life: Tipton remembers Pages of History

of many good ideas and the get up and go to tackle almost anything, pretty much describes Walt. After an interesting conversation with him recently, one has cause to stop and remember the many interesting people who have given a large part of their lives to the betterment of our community. Walt is certainly one of these people. Although he no longer lives in town, he spent many years here in Lake Cowichan — arriving in 1948 with his wife Mavis and infant son Rodney. By Rolli Gunderson Walt served in the Royal Canadian Army Medical Corp. during the war years prior to his marriage to Mavis Martin in Saskatchewan in 1945. After leaving Saskatchewan the family arrived in Duncan where they spent a few months before moving to Lake Cowichan. The twins, Wayne and Wendy were born here in 1950. As a new arrival, Walt soon found employment with Western Forest Industries lumber mill (Honeymoon Bay) operating a crane, later a carrier driver and then as foreman. He left the mill in 1972. During his early years here he was very active in boating and outdoor [motor, engine] repairs. (See page 8 for more on Tipton’s Outboard business) The couple, who raised their family in the child-friendly Hundred Houses neighbourhood, were heavily involved in the formation of the local Water Ski Club as well as great contributions to other groups and organizations. A man of his word, Walt has always been hardworking, smart and fair-minded in all his dealings, business or otherwise. Much of the success of Tipton’s Outboards is — in this writer’s opinion — a testament to that. Retiring several years ago, Walt still maintains a connection to his business including Tipton’s Gas Bar (opened in 1976) known then as Tipton’s Mohawk Self Serve Gas Bar. “It was the ¿rst self-serve gas bar in town,” recalled Walt recently. Mohawk (a brand of oil & gas products) wasn’t happy about him wanting the name Tipton in front of the company name Mohawk. “It just wasn’t done like that then but I insisted and did it anyway.” Later, he leased the gas bar to Norm and Vickie Brooks who operated it for 20 years before retiring. It is presently operated under lease to Jay deGoesbriand (also the local pet store owner). Walt still retains a strong interest in local and civic affairs, politics and life in general. With the passing of Mavis last year, he now spends most of his time in Duncan, although he recently joked that he is “homeless”.

Photo: Kaatza Station Museum Archives Opened in January 1976 by Walt and Mavis Tipton, Tipton’s Mohawk Gas Bar was noted as the first self-serve gas station in town. The business has operated continuously since. The former Lake Cowichan [movie] theatre, now an apartment building, can been seen behind the gas pumps.

Walt Tipton is still as sharp as ever and very interested in the local and civic affairs of Cowichan Lake. One of the more colourful characters in our collection of upstanding and interesting Lake Cowichan citizens (and former citizens) is Walter Tipton. A man who seems to forever be in possession of great energy, a never ending supply

Cowichan Lake Water conservation important District Chamber step to overall water quality of Commerce 10th Annual

Spring Fling Dinner ~ Auction ~ Dance This event is the Chamber’s major fundraiser of the year. Come out and support your Chamber and have a great time doing it! Enjoy a wonderful gala evening Silent Auction, Door Prizes & Live auction with MC/Auctioneer Jeff Abbott, Buffet Dinner catered by the Cowichan Lake Recreation Entertainment “Beverley McKeen & Friends” Ron Ingram & Brian Griffith Come and meet the 2012/2013 Lady of the Lake Candidates and The Reigning 2011/2012 Royalty

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MP’S REPORT World Water Day (March 22) was an opportunity to consider how well we protect our most precious resource, our drinking water. The water in the Cowichan Valley consistently ranks among some of the best in our country. But many are concerned that without protection, we will lose this precious resource. According to the Cowichan Valley Regional District, a 2011 survey of residents found that managing regional watersheds to protect water resources and ¿sheries values should have the highest priority. That is also what I hear when talking to people about our local environment; it is the quality of water that they appreciate the most. An Ecojustice report released last November showed that British Columbia only rates a C+ grade when it comes to protecting drinking water. We have some of the lowest standards for water treatment and our source-water-protection plans must be strengthened. In Cowichan Valley the CVRD is taking steps to improve source-water. Once the Stolz Slide Bluff project is complete, water quality in the Cowichan River should greatly improve. They also plan to start using the Canadian

Aquatic Biomonitoring Network program. It will test numbers of the smallest creatures in local lakes and rivers to determine the overall health of the waters. They are also mapping groundwater resources, particularly aquifers, and that along with mapping of surface soil conditions should help identify areas where land use activities are putting water resources at risk. Too often, water resources are one of the last issues considered when development is happening. Hopefully with more information about availability of water, municipalities can better plan for sustainable growth that doesn’t contribute to degraded water sources and scarcity. Water conservation is an important step to improving overall water quality. Giving natural systems time to replenish without arti¿cially drawing them down with pumps or other technology can save us all money. One conservation method I think is clever is called “stingy design”. Most of us use six litres when washing our hands and inventors are using stingy design to encourage people to learn to wash their hands with less. One faucet invention only ¿lls with one litre of water. When the water is gone, the faucet takes time to ¿ll back up, encouraging you to wash and rinse more ef¿ciently. A simple design with a really big effect, this design could save hundreds of litres of water per person per year. It is too easy to become complacent about the quality and quantity of our water when we live surrounded by rainforest. But I salute the efforts of CVRD and others who participated in World Water Day to try and protect the water we enjoy.


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ADULT LIVING AT IT’S FINEST Level entry townhome located in neat & tidy 55+ complex. Home includes propane fireplace, 2 full 4 piece bathrooms & 2 bedrooms. Meticulously maintained patio home with low strata fees. Located in quiet area within walking distance to town.

#2 - 300 Grosskleg Way

$194,500

Located in Cobble Hill near the end of the Burnham Mobile Home Park. This 55+ park is geared to full time living or the snowbirds. Spacious 2 bedrooms with huge master with soaker tub in ensuite. Big covered deck & large attached carport. Priced to sell quickl

$39,900

$119,500

79 Wellington ellington Road

PRICED RIGHT D REDUCE

3 Bedroom home in quiet “100 Houses” neighbourhood, features Houses woodstove, original Douglas fir floors, antique bathroom & more! Garage, woodshed, storage shed & big tiered deck all accessed from back alley. Great views of mountains & if you enjoy kayaking, fishing or swimming, minutes from the heritage, Cowichan River.

SOLD

$195,999

35 Hemlock mlock Street

QUARTER RTER ACRE LOT

Owner very motivated – good basic home, featuring spacious living, 3 levels, 6 bedrooms & large kitchen. Covered deck with fully fenced yard all on large lot. Get your money’s worth!

92 Boundary Rd

#63-1751 Northgate Rd.

$215,000

PRICED TO SELL!!

NEAT & TIDY MOBILE REDUCE

$189,000

LOCATION, LOCATION

This .58 acre property provides several options, including building a duplex or renovating the existing home. Due to road location, rezoning to commercial may be a possibility. Vendor financing may also be available.

RIVERFRONT AT IT’S BEST REDUCE

$179,000

Over 18 acres of secluded property, lightly treed with terraced land. Magnificent views - a weekend getaway or build your dream home!

FIXER UPPER!

Mini Park feel to this quarter acre property. The backyard takes you to a private oasis, mature trees, two ponds, arbour covered in grape vines & the biggest monkey tree we’ve ever seen. Beautiful fir floors & updated bathroom - affordably priced!

96 Comiaken Avenue

Lot A, South Shore Rd $249,900 + HST

271 South Shore $269,000

Sitting high on the hill overlooking the Town. Three bedrooms, 1.5 baths with a 3rd roughed in. Would be a great family home close to the river, park, footbridge & the center of town. Quick possession possible.

148 Comiaken Avenue

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159 River Road

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$175,900

Quarter acre lot – huge home ith lloads d off potential. t ti l Th ’ with There’s a woodstove & fireplace to keep you warm. Room to park your RV or boat or build a new shop. Located in a quiet area, minutes from shopping & recreation.

MOBILE AT COBBLE HILL Great location in the quiet, well maintained Burnum Mobile Home Park. This big 2 bedroom mobile has large rooms, spacious covered deck with a carport & shop. Backs onto green space for privacy.

35-1751 Northgate Rd.

$240,000

239 Grants Lake Road

$55,000

RELAX IN THE BACK YARD NEW LISTING

Solid home with many fine features – large kitchen, bay window in living room & downstairs has a separate kitchen with potential for an in-law suite. Would make a great family home.

SOLD

140 MacDonald Road

$221,500


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Out with the old in with the new: long-time local business changes hands carry different makes and models of boat motors. The shop will still carry boat accesIt’s ofÂżcial, after 44 years of continual sories and service items. Although now service, Tipton’s Outboards — one of operating under new management, the Lake Cowichan’s longest running and most successful businesses, has been sold. new owners will continue to use the high According to Walt Tipton, spokesman and proÂżle Tipton name. Tipton and his (late) wife Mavis started founder of the marine business, the sale the business in 1968, with Walt operattook place a few weeks ago. ing out of a shop in the basement of the New owners Tyler and Aldea Maslak, family home. His son Rod remembers his and family will move to the area within dad spending nearly all his time working the next few weeks. “I plan to continue in the shop, “He never watched TV at all, providing the best service possible and he spent all of his time in the basement hope to build on Rod and Walt’s good [shop] Âżxing boat motors.â€? reputation [that they] built up over the In 1975 the Tipton’s built a new sales years,â€? said Maslak during a recent interand service shop and a gas bar on propview. erty they purchased on North Shore Road. His last place of employment was with They opened the new business January Sherwood Marine Centre in Victoria. A 1976. Walt spent the next dozen years journeyman outboard mechanic with working the business along with his two 15-years experience behind him, Maslak plans to continue to service all makes and sons, Wayne and Rod, who helped get the models of outboard motors and eventually new business started. Over the years Tipton’s Outboard excelled in the business world garnering the top spot in BC for sales of Evinrude boat motors, Same Day Approvals no matter what your credit situation Road Runner trailers and HourBAD CREDIT, SLOW CREDIT, NO CREDIT OR GOOD CREDIT ston Glass Craft boats in 1976. For many years the business also won the Master Mariner’s Award for excellence in marine sales and service. In 1979 Walt sold the outboard business to the Smith Brothers FOR THE BEST INTEREST RATE who operated it until 1986 when 1-877-941-4421 CALL TOLL FREE: Rod Tipton took it over. Over www.shiftautoďŹ nance.com time the Tipton’s have employed many good mechanics and staff and during good times, “when sales were big,â€? they had a dozen employees working at once. Walt Tipton attributes his original opening of the business to his Rolli Gunderson Gazette

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8 pm Students/Seniors/Members: $12.50 General Admission: $15.00, Dinner Theatre: $30.00 Lake Cowichan Centennial Hall 309 South Shore Road Tickets available at: Lake Cowichan: The Footwear Centre, Curves and in Duncan: Portals@Island Savings Center "...a refined piece of theatre that tugs at the heart strings while tickling the funnybones."

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Kaatza Players THEATRE TALES Kaatza Lakeside Players spring production, Mending Fences, by Canadian playwright, Norm Foster is just over four weeks away, May 3 to May 5 and May 10 to May 12. The lead roles are Harry Sullivan, a Saskatchewan farmer (Eric Olson) and his next-door neighbour and current attraction, Gin or Virginia (Maureen Raby). They are supported by Harry’s ex-wife, Lori and Harry’s mother (Lindsay Anderson); Harry’s son, Drew, as well as Harry as a younger man

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Rod Tipton, left, was on hand for a last photo of him behind the counter of Tipton’s Outboards after recently selling the business to Tyler Maslak of Victoria. Tyler, his wife Aldea and their baby, look forward to operating their new business and their upcoming move to Lake Cowichan. son Rod, who as a youngster and later as a young adult captured both the boys and men’s Canadian Water Ski Championships. Walt also expressed his deep appreciation to past-staff, customers, family and friends “for helping to keep the name Tipton’s, on the business,� and for the years of support from within the community. The Tipton’s give high praise to 26-year employee Mark Johnson for his expert mechanical service over the years. “With Rod wanting to retire, we thought about just closing the shop down as it’s hard to get a good proprietor,� said Walt recently.

But that all changed when Maslak expressed an interest in buying the business. After spending many decades in Lake Cowichan, six years ago Walt and Mavis moved to Crofton. More recently Walt took up residence in Duncan but his roots, at least, seem to be Âżrmly planted here in Lake Cowichan. Meanwhile Rod looks forward to retirement while the new owners begin a new and exciting chapter in their lives, making a go in one of Lake Cowichan longest operating business.

(Brandon de Pol) and Drew, and Harry as teenager (Bailey Calihoo). The cast are well into their roles and respective characters. Artistic director, Dena McPhee is impressed, but cautious. “Analyzing from the text provided, what we discover and understand from our research and discussions, will determine whether or not we are able to bring the characters to life, honestly and for our audience. That is the contract we have with them.� Assisting McPhee is Lauren Frost, who is an aspiring authoress and has won awards for her writing talents. There are so many double-roles (actors portraying more than one character) one wonders how the artistic director can keep every character separate, not to mention how the actors can remember who they are. While the drama unfolds on stage, there is magic made behind the curtain, with the myriad of talents we have in our stage crews. Barb Simkins, stage manager, has spent two years with us and Mending Fences

is her fourth production with KLPS. Her experience and cool demeanour is a deÂżnite asset for her important job. Assisting Simkins, is young Gilbert Lewis. We Âżrst met Lewis in our last production, The Best Christmas Pageant Ever, where he portrayed Ollie, one of the Herdman boys. Alex Werk, an aspiring young artist has joined us this year and according to her, she is having a very exciting experience. . “Working on designs on the set is amazing. What I love about being able to do this is the fact I’m trying something new.â€? says Werk. “Trying something new.â€? is a phrase for almost everyone involved with the KLP. The opportunity to explore a new talent or to become involved with a new experience. This statement brought to mind another talent of this theatre group; versatility. Almost everyone, both on stage and behind the curtain, will be involved in another activity. Performers will also swing a hammer, create a poster, or write a play.

9OUR6ETERINARIANYOUROTHER&AMILY$OCTOR Overweight Pets Dear Doctor: The vet just told me that my pet is overweight and needs to lose weight, but she is active and happy. Why should I worry?

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Your pet’s doctor is correct - overweight pets are prone to a number of health problems, especially as they age. Firstly, to tell if your pet needs to lose some weight, run your hand along her

ribs while she is standing. Can you feel them easily? Secondly, look down on your standing pet - does her waist appear smaller than her chest? If yes to both questions, then she is probably a good weight. If no, then she could stand to lose some pounds. So why bother? Firstly, an overweight cat or dog puts a lot more stress on the joints of her legs, and over time often develops arthritis, which limits how far they can walk, which con-

tributes to weight gain and so on. Secondly, we are seeing more and more animals developing diabetes - and no one wants to deal with daily insulin injections if they can help it! Thirdly, obese animals often develop breathing problems as a result of fat deposits in the chest and around the neck. Next month I will discuss some common sense ways to help your cat or dog get to the proper weight, and more importantly, stay there!

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Students are ready and set to learn

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Above: Four-year-old Morgan Bouchard, left, and mom Danielle Sirup share a table of Play-Doh fun with Becca Shears from Cowichan Lake Community Services. Top right: Sydney Mansell explains how the alphabet poster works to Tianna Wickett. Left: Trystinna Bailey works on the balance beam while sister Rebeca Bailey does a head stand beside her. Duncan Dynamics Gymnastics club was there to explain how the skills learned from gymnastics fit into other sports like dance, soccer and skiing. Right: Wendy Erickson works with a group of kids and teacher Lorne Platt on the IPad table.

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The gymnasium at Palsson Elementary School was ¿lled with curious kids and plenty of information booths to help satisfy that curiosity on Wednesday, April 4 as School District 79 brought their Ready, Set, Learn program to Lake Cowichan.

The program is a drop-in, free education and health fair that encourages imagination and creativity as parents help preschoolers get ready for school. The event offered parents and kids a chance to talk to professionals about health and nutrition, dental and vision questions, child development, language and literacy, social and emotional devel-

opment and more in a fun family atmosphere. There was also a great opportunity to play with your child as there were snacks, stories, music, puppets and more with the Teddy Bear Picnic. As Wendy Erickson, early literacy laison teacher for School District 79 says, “the ¿rst ¿ve years of a child’s life are

the most formative, so it’s important that we provide an environment that allows them to learn as many things they can in this stage of their life.” With all the events happening in the gym, and the enthusiasm shown by the kids, it was evident that they were ready and set to learn.

Culturally diverse Mayo School

Research and photo Kaatza Station Museum and Paldi Remembered by Joan Mayo

Mayo Public School, erected in 1921. The first teacher was Miss Marjorie Evans, posed here with her class of 9 students. An all-white class, it wasn’t long before the children of East Indian, Japanese and Chinese mill employees enrolled at the school making it one of the most culturally diverse schools of its generation. Rolli Gunderson Gazette

The small community of Paldi, located part way between Lake Cowichan and Duncan, has a very interesting past.

Although the community no longer exists in the same form it did in the past, it still evokes interest in its history, most recently in it historic and still used, Sikh Temple. Once a small logging town, it

was founded by Mayo Singh who also founded Mayo Lumber Company on the site around 1917. Soon a small community began to form with houses, a store and bunkhouse, cookhouse, and accommodation for the owners and their employees. By the 1920s the community required a school for the children. In 1921, a 20 foot by 40 foot building, with 12 foot ceilings and a cloak room, was constructed amid stumps and debris left from the initial logging. Lumber was provided by Mayo Lumber Company and with the help of parents and others, labour, windows, doors and other needed materials were donated to ¿nish the school. A “Hard-Times” dance, attended by 250 people, was held just prior to the opening of the school. During the evening a gift of a piano was presented to the school from Mr. Mayo after which the guests sang For He’s a Jolly Good Fellow to their benefactor. Hard-times costumes, worn by the “gentlemen and ladies,” were authentic and amusing, wrote Joan Mayo in her 1997 book, Paldi Remembered. Soon the provincial government

department (in charge of schools) offered it’s assistance by providing desks, maps, and other materials and equipment as well as one teacher. On Jan. 2, 1921 the school of¿cially opened with less than a dozen children under the direction of teacher, Miss Margaret Evans (from the pioneer Evans family of Duncan). Enrollment gradually increased reaching 44 students by 1929. By 1938 a new school, once used as a community hall, was necessary to accommodate the inÀux of students. During this time, Grade 11 and 12 students were bussed to Lake Cowichan or Duncan or were boarded out. By 1942, enrollment had dropped and continued to do so until the 1960s when it leveled at 20 until the school was ¿nally closed in 1968 /69. One of the last teachers of the school, was Mrs. Bea Coulter of Lake Cowichan. As a part of Lake Cowichan School District 66, the empty school was later put to use as an alternate school, which was run by teacher Dick Sweet. After closing for good in the mid 1980s it was used for short time as a storage building.


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

174 Elk Road

$379,000

$169,000

10594 Youbou Rd.

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

276 South Shore Rd.

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

9 King George N Street

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187 Tern Road

$319,000

10549 Coon Creek Rd.

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27 Stevens Crescent

10484 Youbou Road

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228 Grants Lake Road

$350,000

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

200 Cowichan Ave. East

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

10561 Cypress Rd.

$175,000 C7 Commercial Waterfront. Perfect for resort or cabins. Offered at $1,350,000, recent appraised value. 96 Johel Rd.

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

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$399,000

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10176 Youbou Rd.

$829,000

100 Elk Road

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• beautifully landscaped split level home • huge shop

9646 Creekside

$150,000

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9590 Creekside Road

$675,000

Dermod & Dudley’s Derm • WA WATERFRONT • Pub & Restaurant MOT MOTIVATED!

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

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103 South Shore Rd. Waterfront Investment

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$449,000 $550,000

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8150 Sa-Seen-Os Rd.

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

100 Elk Road

264 Castley Heights

$269,000

$369,000

105 South Shore Rd. Riverfront with basement.

Seller Financing Available

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

Lakeview lot w/ boat slip & beach access.

$97,500 93 South Shore Rd.

$189,900

$105,000

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18 King George. 10524 Youbou Rd. This first class Bar & Grill & restaurant with 2 bedroom apartment! a liquor store below was just a bit ahead if its time. Youbou is just on the brink of exploding into its own. This building is world class, the cedar and art work are tremendous, the 25% down stair case alone coming up the back has been done by a true artisan. The kitchen is for three years at 4.5% well laid out and the sports bar feel keeps Will consider buying your home to it packed on those special days. The liquor make a deal come together. store downstairs is well used.

175 South Shore Road

.47 acre commercial lot. Sewer and water

$179,000 266 Hillside Road

three bedroom A-Frame with separate shop

$279,000

$269,000 10172 Youbou Rd.

$179,900 Wow! Amazing lakeview on the lakeside of the road.

LAKEVIEW

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481 Mountain View Rd.

$649,000

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

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

389 Point Ideal Waterfront $339,000 Lot 30 Cypress Private $69,000 470 Point Ideal Prime Loc WOW $89,900 466 Point Ideal Prime Loc $137,700 Lot 22 Kestral Dr. $134,500 #4 Meades Creek $374,900 Underground services and mountain vista

Lot 1 Somenos Rd. Duncan

$279,000 • 3.15 Acres

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Skip Diane Myrden, third Tricia Mayea, second Kari McKinlay and lead Maria Elzinga (from left) beat the Nanaimo rink skipped by Rhonda Stoner, with third Teri Palynchuk, second Toni Lepore and lead Gertie Pick 10-2 in the final game at South Club Challenge at the Nanaimo Curling Centre on March 25.

The Lake Cowichan Myrden rink rocked at the South Club Challenge in Nanaimo on the March 24 weekend, ¿nishing in ¿rst place out of eight teams. Placing ¿rst gives the team a berth to the Paci¿c International Cup that will be held at the Richmond Curling Club from April 18 to 22. They will play as the South Island team. Tricia Mayea, third, says they are most proud to be

representing Cowichan Rocks and the Cowichan Lake area. The PIC will consist of 20 men’s teams and 16 women’s teams. In the women’s group there will be eight teams from BC and eight from the US. Team Myrden has curled together for 7 years and Mayea says that they have incredible support from the Lake Cowichan Curling Club, Cowichan Rocks, and their community.

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Hooked On Family Fun At Valley Fish and Game Club’s 5th Annual Memorial Trout Derby It was all about ¿shing, food and fun last weekend during the Valley Fish and Game Club’s Annual Memorial Trout Derby and Pig Roast held from April 6 to April 8. Valley ¿sh and game members and their families enjoyed a weekend of ¿shing, fantastic food at Friday’s dinner and an Easter Egg hunt on Sunday. Madison Wirth was the kids winner in the derby landing a one-pound cutthroat trout in Mayo Lake. Gilles Gaudreau brought in the winning trout in the adult category when he weighed in a 2.46-pound cutthroat. Trevor Eccleston and Armin Merkel ¿nished in a tie for second place when both their cutthroat trout tipped the scales at 2.26 pounds. The tie was broken and Trevor awarded second place in a complex tiebreaking system that Wally Baas presided over. All the winning trout in the adult division were caught in Cowichan Lake. The festivities wrapped up at the Valley Fish and Game clubhouse on Mayo Road on Sunday afternoon.

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Above from left; Gilles Gaudreau accepts his first place prize from master of ceremonies Wally Baas. Left: Emma Marsden tries her hand at fishing in Mayo Lake.

Trevor Eccleston and his son Tyler and Armin Merkel collect their prizes for second and third place respectively.

Ray Bishop fires the cannon at noon on Sunday to officially end another successful fishing derby.

Retreads trek to Holland Creek Pick-up a Retreads schedule from Cowichan lake Sports Arena or the tourist info centre

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From left; Bruce Champion, Beth Kidd, Cliff Suntjens, Joe Balmer, David Kidd, Kathryn Morrison, Jean Atkinson, Peter Ridley and Bruce Woodrow (crouching in front) rest in front of a culturally modified tree on a recent hike on Holland Creek trail.

It was another day that might tempt one to stay indoors, but on March 28, ten members of the Cowichan Lake Retreads again took to the trails. This time we drove up to the south end of Ladysmith and hiked along the Holland Creek trail. This is a lovely path that follows Holland Creek up almost three kilometers where you can cross over and come down the opposite side. The path is well maintained and well signposted with rope supports set alongside some of the steeper pitches. It winds up and down

through the forest past weirs built across the creek in the early 1900s to create reservoirs for a nearby colliery. Along the way we passed Crystal Falls which is rushing with water at this time of year. We noticed in the low-lying areas that Western Skunk Cabbage (Swamp Lanterns) plants are beginning to bloom. A sure sign of spring. Once we started back, we branched off to hike up to the Rotary Lookout here we enjoyed our lunch as we savored the vista looking down over Ladysmith, past the Gulf Island and across the Strait of Georgia. As we were eating, it started to sprinkle but by the time we got back to the parking lot it was pouring rain. We made our way to a café in Ladysmith; a perfect ending to another good outing. — Submitted by Willa Suntjens


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IN MEMORIAM

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In memory of our much-loved sister

Diane Elizabeth Smith November 14, 1945 ~ April 3, 2007

Gone are the days we used to share But in our hearts you’re always there Never more than a thought away Loved and remembered every day Love, Jean, Doreen, Audray & families DEATHS

DEATHS TOMKINSON, Karen Audrey Oct, 12 1949 – Mar, 29 2012

It is with heartfelt sadness, that the family announces the passing of Karen on March 29th, 2012, at the age of 62 years, at home with family by her side. Predeceased by her parents, Frank and Daniel Hill, she is survived by spouse, Steve Williams; son, Mike Tomkinson; daughter, Joanne Tomkinson (Andy); grandchildren, Mike and Desiree Tomkinson; step grandchildren, Tyler and Brandie Abbott; Brandon and Cathryn Golob. She is also survived by her sisters Kathy, Joan, Linda and brother Dave; and nieces and nephews. Karen was born in Vernon and raised in Kamloops, B.C. Karen moved to the Cowichan Lake area in 1977 with her two children. Karen worked at the Elks Club in Lake Cowichan as a bartender and ended her career 20+ years later as bar manager. Karen had a generous heart. If someone needed a shoulder to lean on, Karen was there. Her kind spirit could bring the best out in people. Her contagious smile will be missed by us all. Karen’s favorite pastimes were, making Flower Baskets in the spring, mushroom picking in the Fall and watching the Canucks score. Special thanks to Gail Lowery for her loving support in a time of need. To respect Karen’s wishes there will be no service. Donations to the Canadian Cancer Society, 100-394 Duncan St, Duncan B.C. V9L 3W4, will be appreciated. On line condolences may be made at hwwallacecbc.com

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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, Ontario, brother Michael Cutler of Bromont, Quebec, mother Isabel Crawford of Waterloo, Quebec and stepmother Irene Skuce of Calston, Ontario. Bill was uncle to Tammy Francis Hie and Leanne Francis of Peterborough, Ontario, Norman, Kristina, Ana and Raquel Ormandy. Great-uncle to Alannah Hie, Brayden, Liberty and Donnivan Fletcher all of Peterborough, Ontario. 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 Road, 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 | 250-701-0001

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BC ARTS And Culture week is coming! Celebrate the arts by attending the great events that are being presented in your community from April 22-28. www.bcartsweek.org. CALL FOR ENTRIES 10TH ANNUAL Kitty Coleman Woodland Art & Bloom Festival. Fine Art and Quality Crafts Juried Show. Presented in a spectacular outdoor setting May 19,20, 21 Applications for Artisans are available at woodlandgardens.ca or phone 250-338-6901

Seniors’ Association Bazaar Sale Baking, Crafts & White Elephant Sat., April 21, 9am-2pm Tables avail. to rent $15/tbl. (see manager) LC Seniors’ Association Annual Silent Auction. Items on display at Centre from April 14 to April 21. Half proceeds go to Canadian Cancer Volunteer Driving Program.

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DEATHS GOLDSMITH, Vesta Aileen (nee Tory) (1930-2012)

With a heavy heart we announce the passing of Vesta Aileen Goldsmith on April 2 2012 surrounded by her children & close friends. She has gone to be with her Lord & Savior Jesus Christ. Born in Wainwright, Alberta on March 24,1930 as the eldest daughter of Sterling & Vesta Tory. Aileen was predeceased by her husband James Anthony Goldsmith in 2000, her Grandson Willy Hickey in 2003 & brother George Tory in 2011. She is lovingly remembered by her 4 children, Peter Tory, Tony Goldsmith, Gena (Bill) Hickey, Patricia (Andrew) Saxer, her 6 Grandchildren, Jolene, Janice (Ryan), Clint (Arielle), Ashley(Kazz), Amber (Devin), Wesley, and her 4 Great Grandchildren, Jasmine, Nickalus, Maya, & Graidy. A memorial service will be held at the Cowichan Lake Baptist Church (8259 Beaver Rd. Lake Cowichan) on Friday April 6th at 2pm. In lieu of owers please make a donation to the Canadian Cancer Society. Online condolences may be offered at www.hwwallacecbc.com

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EDDY, Reginald Frank Frank passed at home with his family by his side close to his favorite place, the ďŹ replace in the living room, on April 1, 2012. Predeceased by his father Jim in 1977 and survived by mother Phyllis, his wife Elaine, sons Aaron (Carolyne) and Stephen (Bianca), siblings Georgina, Jim, Helen (Tom), Kathy (Larry), Pat (Dave) and Dan (Judy). His many nieces and nephews will always remember him as Uncle Ice Cream. Born in Chilliwack June 30, 1944, Frank grew up in Agassiz and started his logging career at age 14. He continued logging at Zeballos and the Queen Charlotte Islands before breaking in falling at Bear Creek (Harrison Lake) in 1962. He worked up and down the West Coast with his brother Jim and his friend Bill Marsh before moving to Cowichan Lake. Frank worked as a faller at BCFP, Port Renfrew until an accident in 1983 left him paralyzed. He always said if not for his falling partner and best friend Earle Laforge he would have died that day. Never to be stymied by circumstance he was back to work within the week of being released from hospital as a saw grinder. His ďŹ nal work was as the dispatcher at Honeymoon Bay Dry Land Sort until retirement in 2002. Frank’s greatest joys were his family, dogs (especially Jessica), hunting, gardening, and his daily “walkâ€? to Chicken Joes. Frank will be forever be remembered for his tenacity, intelligence, and caring. We wish to extend our greatest appreciation for support to Worksafe, We Care, Community Nursing and Dr. Postuk. A memorial service will be held April 21st at 2:00 at the Honeymoon Bay Hall. In lieu of owers donations to Prostate Cancer or BC Paraplegic Association will be appreciated. Online condolences may be offered at www.hwwallacecbc.com “Better the devil you know than the one you don’tâ€?

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CREDITORS AND OTHERS having claims against the Estate of James Alan Coe, also known as Alan Coe, Logger, late of PO Box 786, 75 Park Road, Lake Cowichan, British Columbia, are hereby notiďŹ ed under section 38 of the Trustee Act that particulars of their claims should be sent to the Executors, care of Ridgway & Company, 200 - 44 Queens Road, Duncan, British Columbia V9L 2W4, on or before May 15, 2012, after which date the executors will distribute the estate among the parties entitled to it, having regard to the claims of which the Executors then has notice.

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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. john@raidersconcrete.com 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@ tritonprojects.com 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: pdunn@parklandpipeline.com SHINGLE SAWYER needed in Gold River. Pendragon Forest Products Ltd. Apply to: Box 1100 Gold River B.C., V0P 1G0. Call 250-283-2111 or fax 250-283-2115. Email: pendragonfp@xplornet.com

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

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

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LEMARE LAKE LOGGING is accepting resumes for the following positions: • Contract Coastal Hand Fallers • Hooktenders • Heavy Duty Mechanics Fulltime with union rates and benefits. Please send resume by fax to 250-956-4888 or email to office@lemare.ca

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

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. www.pioneersteel.ca

REAL ESTATE

LAKE COWICHAN- 2 bdrm upper, renovated, new appls, F/S, W/D, D/W. No indoor smoking, small pet on approval, no parties,. Ref’s. 1 FREE month every 12 months. $650 + utils. Avail May. 1. Call (250)701-0975. LAKE COWICHAN- LARGE studio Apt downtown, newly reno’d, HUGE deck, parking, laundry, N/S. (May furnish). $485 mo. Call (250)284-3434. Auto Financing 1.800.910.6402

DUPLEXES/4PLEXES LAKE COWICHAN- 3 yr old lower duplex, 2 bdrms, 1 bath, 6 appls. NS/NP. Lake & mtn views, handicapped friendly. $900+ utils. (250)932-4404.

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

STORAGE SHIPPING CONTAINERS 20’ or 40’. Buy or Rent. Safe and secure. Easymove Container Services. Serving Vancouver Island. 1-(888)331-3279

FOR SALE BY OWNER

SUITES, UPPER

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

LAKE COWICHAN: 3 bdrm top floor, newly reno’d; kitchen, paint, carpet. W/D, decks. Close to town, bus. Quiet N/S, no dogs. $925 incld’s util’s. Avail. May 1st. 250-642-3707.

LAKE COW. 3 bdrm, 2 bath. Many new updates, 5 appl’s, full bsmnt 70% finished, hot tub, RV parking. Close to amenities, river & lake, on large, very nice corner lot. Immed. possession. $324,000. (250)749-3628.

HOMES WANTED WANTED: Lakefront home on Lk. Cowichan. Flat lot, beach, 3+ bd. No realtors. Call 250661-7738

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CARS 2007 CUSTOM Chev HHR. Excellent condition. Loaded. White. 119,000 km, mostly hwy driven. On-Star. $11,900 firm. 250-755-5191.

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

PROPERTY MANAGEMENT

PROPERTY MANAGEMENT 145 South Shore Road | Lake Cowichan |

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$600 2 Bedroom Suite #37-211 Madill Lower suite in popular strata. W&D, patio, N/S, N/Pets $600 2 Bedroom Suite #39-211 Madill Lower suite in popular strata. W&D, patio, N/S, N/Pets $880 2 bedroom suite 6402 Summit Rd. Skutz Falls, lower suite. Country setting, patio and includes hydro, propane and W/D. N/S, N/Pets. Check out rentals online www.lkc.ca To View Call:

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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 www.sawmilllanding.com waterfront@bellaliant.net

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The Inside Back: A little of this and that ☞ Local businesses

Cow Cafe is offering a tasting bar complementing their menu for one more Friday night featuring appetizers and BC wines. Watch for their Evening with Wine night coming soon. Subway Sandwiches & Salads, Lake Cowichan are now selling pizza too. Available anytime during their store hours. The Town of Lake Cowichan is looking to hire students for summer employment at Public Works & Parks and Lakeview Park campsite starting May 7. To qualify you must: be currently attending high school or attending college in the fall, have a clean driving record and a valid Class 5 B.C. driver’s license and good public relation skills and gardening experience are an asset. The deadline to apply is April 18 at 4 p.m. Hand-in or mail your letter of application and resume to the town of¿ce in a sealed envelope clearly marked for the position you are applying for: Con¿dential – Public Works & Parks, attention: Mr. Nagi Rizk, P.Eng., or Con¿dential – Lakeview Campsite, attention: Mr. Dalton Smith.

☞ Healthy Beginnings

A drop-in mom and dad group at the Kaatza Health Unit on Mondays— two groups: 9:30 a.m. for toddlers and 11 am. for infants. Monday, April 16 the topic will be on parenting questions.

☞ Scrap metal drive update

The scrap metal drive that was held at Lake Cowichan Secondary School for the Community Garden project raised $850. This total does not include the donation of wood for the siding on the garden shed from Karlite Manufacturing. The money will be used for gardening hand tools, soil, shed door and other miscellaneous items still needed. Details on renting garden boxes will be announced soon.

☞ New online calendar great way to post and follow events Maybe you have noticed our new online calendar at lakecowichangazette.com. It’s de¿nitely not the old one. The web version of the community calendar has undergone upgrades designed to make it the go-to loca-

tion for local events. If it’s happening at the lake, look for it here. You can also request where you wish the calendar item to appear within the Black Press B.C. family of websites and instantly spread the word about your event to Facebook and Twitter— best of all, it’s free. We will monitor the site, check each item before it posts just to make sure it complies with our simple guidelines, which lead off the submission form. Please use full, proper and polite English and stick to community events. The calendar is located on the home page of lakecowichangazette.com, halfway down on the right hand side of the page. Did we mention it’s easy?

☞ Minor hockey registration

There will be another opportunity to register for Lakers 2012/13 minor hockey season on Sunday, April 15, from noon to 2 p.m. at the Lake Cowichan Sports Arena lobby.

Cowichan Lake Service Directory and

250.746.1666 Visit www.accurate-air.ca for internet specials!

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• Hot water heaters • Fiberglass tubs • Acrylic jetted tubs • Pumps • Fish ponds • Faucets • Sprinklers • Repair parts from A - Z

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DRIVING SCHOOL

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Kevin Gibson 250-709-1771 Door to Door Service Serving: Lake Cowichan Youbou Honeymoon Bay and Duncan Email: kjjgibson@gmail.com

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PETS & SUPPLIES

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SERVICE STATION

THRIFT SHOP

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United Church

Open 7 Days a Week

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Convenience Store • Gas Bar Store: 250-749–3355 Garage: 250-749–3213

Thursdays 10am - 1pm

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April 11, 2012 edition of the Lake Cowichan Gazette