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Cowichan’s Economic Development manager, Geoff Millar, says the EDC’s budget is money well spent to lure, keep and grow the valley’s businesses. health basically stem from government stats, not from charting the EDC’s effectiveness, he explained. “We’re doing a really good job for the people of our region,â€? said Millar. Tax watchdog Scott Baker disagreed. “We think they’re doing nothing but enjoying their paycheques. We’ve asked North Cowichan to shut the EDC down.â€? Duncan-Cowichan Chamber Of Commerce president Ranjit Dhami wants better EDC result-indicators pronto. Millar couldn’t tell North Cowichan council the names of any new businesses attracted by the EDC. “The EDC should Âżnd businesses, and the

chamber should help them succeed,â€? Dhami said. North Cowichan Mayor Jon Lefebure was also short on tools to measure the EDC’s effectiveness, but could speak to several things it has been involved in. “We all want businesses (growing) in our jurisdictions. I think Geoff has his Âżngers in quite a few pies.â€? Those economic pastries include hosting the Cowichan agricultural fair, attending trade exhibitions and government meetings to tout the valley, and leveraging cash. “We keep our ear to the ground — there are lots of grant programs available,â€? noted Millar.

North Cowichan Councillor Al Siebring said reading economic-development results is tough. “It’s like trying to nail Jello to the wall — what do we have now that we wouldn’t have without the EDC? “The commission’s raised the valley’s proÂżle. Is it worth the (money)? That depends on your perspective.â€? The EDC’s $25,000 Sustainable Economic Development Strategy sets out Cowichan’s goals with a framework of environmental, economic, social and cultural issues. Strides appear in studies and strategies handed to the CVRD brass. more on page 5

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Cowichan Lake weir resumes operation The Catalyst Paper-operated weir is once again regulating water flow out of Cowichan Lake. The weir resumed operation on April 2. It will gradually reduce water flow from the lake into the Cowichan River to meet the target flow set by the Ministry of Forests, Lands and Natural

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Cowichan loses long-time mayor Obituary: Rex Hollett remembered as North Cowichan’s most quotable mayor

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Cobble Hill Elementary School teacher Bonnie GrifÄths led a group of Grade 4 and 5 students in various aerobic exercises in their gym on Wednesday, in preparation for the Guinness World Record Ätness workout event on April 20 at the Cowichan Sportsplex.

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ex Hollett, North Cowichan’s longestserving, most-quotable former mayor, died Tuesday in hospital surrounded by family and friends. He was 79. Some folks were shocked about the passing of the Chemainiac most locals simply called Rex. “He was an absolutely honest person,” said former mayor and councillor Tom Walker. “Rex was known to count and save every penny of tax dollars he could. “He was very tough that way, and a lot of people say he looked after the public purse really well, probably better than his own — and he looked after that pretty well, too, being a business man.” Former baseball and soccer coach Hollett started Chemainus’ B&H Tire in 1956 after moving to the struggling mill town earlier that year. It didn’t take long for Newfoundlander Hollett, and w Georgina, to delve into local wife activities. Hollett was an avid Chemainus Rotary Club member, later serving as its president, and was on the chamber of commerce too. “Rex was a very active and enthusiastic Rotarian,” said Dr. Gerry Philippson. “He was a good Hollett: auctioneer but didn’t like doing it died April 10 m much, but Rex loved to talk. “He’ll be remembered with respect and affection,” Philippson said, echoing Walker’s words. “Rex was best known for his integrity and ¿scal responsibility while in of¿ce — he also took responsibility for his own health and habits. The community will miss him.” That includes Graham Bruce. “I worked with Rex for 11 years as a councillor, then as mayor, then provincially,” the former B.C. cabinet minister said of straight-talking Hollett. Hollett was a councillor between 1977 and 1987. His ¿ve terms as mayor spanned 1988 to 1996, then again between 1999 and 2002. “Rex certainly wasn’t shy about giving his opinion and had a humorous way of doing that,” said Bruce. more on page 9

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hen Norris and Ross McWhirter compiled the ¿rst Guinness Book of Records in August 1954 and gave away the 1,000 copies they published, no one believed the annual books and the records would become a part of global folklore. Or that on April 20 thousands of locals will take part in a ¿tness-circuit workout that organizers hope will smash a standing Guinness record for the number of participants doing a ¿tness workout simultaneously. Cowichan Sportsplex staff and volunteers have been working on the event for months since it was announced last year. Currently, there is a single-venue record of 317 participants on the books for the event. In the April 20 attempt, there will be ten venues. Already, more than 2,000 people have said they will join in. And school participation is great, says co-ordinator Jessica Anderson, even though at least one school bowed out because of ongoing teacher contract issues, she adds. “We’re participating because it builds on the school’s emphasis on health and ¿tness and contributes to a healthy lifestyle,” enthuses

Crofton Elementary School principal Darrell Wright, who expects some 55 students to participate in the 30-minute workout. “It’s going to be pretty fun.” “What appeals to the students is that they’ll be setting a world record,” adds Cobble Hill Elementary Grade 4/5 teacher Bonnie Grif¿ths. Between 90 and 100 students are taking part there. “We have some pretty ¿t kids. It’ll will be an extension of their daily physical exercise,” Grif¿ths said. The two schools have invited parents to join in the ¿tness activity in their gyms. Other schools participating either at their own venues or at the Sportsplex are Bench, Queen of Angels, Adage Dance Studio, Frances Kelsey, VIU, QMS, Quamichan, Cowichan Secondary, Khowhemun, Alexander, Alex Aitken, Alexander and Duncan Christian School. “That’s around 2,000, and Port Alberni and Fort St. James are also on tap to join with around 350 participants,” she adds. “We’ve sent out volunteer ¿tness instructors to the schools if they’re needed,” Anderson explained. “Some are using the video on the website for their practising.” To complete Guinness record requirements, all participants must be registered by Monday. “You can’t just turn up on the day and take

part,” she explains. “People have to register by Monday for it to count.” All venues must hold the event simultaneously. As well, there must be videos and photographs taken during the event from all the participating venues. At the Sportsplex, DDT drumline and Adage Dance Studio will entertain before the record attempt. Island Farms have donated dairy products for a smoothie bar. And local mayors Phil Kent and Jon Lefebure have con¿rmed they will attend. When it’s over, Anderson will send a huge package with documentation including the videos and photos to Guinness World Records, headquartered in London, England. “Then we wait to see if we have broken a Guinness record. That could take about a month.” Entry is by donation, which will go to a fund to build a Legacy Fitness Circuit at the Sportsplex to celebrate Duncan’s 100th anniversary. Your ticket What: Guinness World Fitness Circuit Participation Record When: April 20, check-in 11 a.m.; warm-up noon; world record event 12:15 to 12:45 p.m. Where: Cowichan Sportsplex. Register by Monday by emailing events@cowichansportsplex.com or calling 250-746-5666.

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Conference on Apology and Forgiveness: Moving Forward on a Path of Healing Friday, April 27 from 8:30 – 4:30, North Island College, Courtenay, Stan Hagen Theatre A conference for professionals and volunteers in education, youth, seniors and other social services, victims services, restorative justice, faith communities, and the general public. No conference fee, but registration required – forms and further information available from the Community Justice Centre at www.CJC-ComoxValley.com, click on Conference and Training opportunities.

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she says. Donations from the purchase of pins go to research, prevention and support programs. Daffodil pins, pamphlets, and information about services for people with cancer are available at the Canadian Cancer Society of¿ce in Duncan at 100-394 Duncan St., open Monday to Friday 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Call 250-746-4134. — Ann Andersen

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Cowichan News Leader Pictorial 9

Hollett remembered for his love of community

A Lunch for Seniors Invitation to: Seniors living in the Cowichan Region, Seniors organizations and Agencies

continued from page 3

Banter aplenty surfaced in the early ‘80s when mayor Bruce debated with former councillors Hollett, Glen Ridgway, Paul Osborne, Alan Hussey, and others. “It was a real transformational council with so many things still pertinent today set in place, and Rex was part of that,â€? said Bruce. “He added lots of colour to those discussions. It was a great deal of fun in those days with that host of characters.â€? Former Duncan mayor Mike Coleman shared that democratic view. “Rex and I went to an awful lot of meetings together, including the CVRD,â€? he said. “He was certainly colourful, single-minded, and tough but very fair.â€? Coleman also praised Hollett’s thrift on taxpayers’ behalf: “Rex was one of the best at making sure he squeezed every taxpayer penny before spending it — very Âżscally prudent.â€? Coleman painted Hollett as a generous, family guy who could agree to disagree. “Though we disagreed politically, we never clashed,â€? Coleman noted of “gruffâ€? yet “soft-heartedâ€? Hollett. MP Jean Crowder said Hollett was “a unique individual and wasn’t afraid to speak his mind on what he believed in. No matter what our differences are, it’s all part of our democratic process, and Rex contributed to that process.â€? Some process was guided by North Cowichan staffer Mark Ruttan: “He was a mayor with an amazing memory. He’ll be remembered for holding the line on taxes.â€? “We’re losing a very strong supporter of the community,â€? said Hollett’s retired administrator, John Berikoff. “With Rex, what you saw was what you got — you might not agree with him, but you got it right from the horse’s mouth. “He was a very strong family man, and very fair with staff.â€?

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Hollett’s son, Greg, seconded all comments about his dad. “He had an uncanny ability to make people feel comfortable, to make them feel special and loved. “He treated everyone the same whether they were a king or a pauper,� he said of his father who took wayward folks into his home. “Dad was blessed with the ability to open his heart with generosity. “He showed us how to honour one another and others, how to be honest and trust, and get the most out of each moment.� Greg said sunny Monday outside Cowichan District Hospital saw Hollett “having fun, like being mayor and council one more time, but he knew his body was worn out.� “It’s not possible to describe how much we’re going to miss him,� he added. “If God needs a mayor in Heaven, he’ll probably put dad to work.� Hollett’s celebration of life happens April 19 at 2 p.m. in Calvary Baptist Church, 3318 River Rd., Chemainus.

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Seeing both sides of: paving the Mount Prevost road The case against

The case for Mount Prevost is a regional treasure that should be enjoyed by all. The Duncan Daybreak Rotary Club wants to make it easier for all Cowichanians to access it. Paving the road and trail up the mountain would allow even those without heavy duty vehicles, plus people who for one reason or another cannot hike to the top, a chance to fully experience this beloved park.

The Rotary Club has proposed paving Prevost’s road.

Wrestling with my new frenemy, the mommy tummy Ashley Degraaf

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want my body back. I want my body back. Maybe if I say it one more time, eyes closed and ¿ngers crossed it will magically reappear. I don’t think so, Tim. Staying ¿t and losing weight is a life-long journey for most women. Childbearing is the Everest of that trip. Some women make the hump; some never make it down. I’ve always been super-competitive and determined and that helps explain why I emailed my prenatal ¿tness instructor, Kathleen Neilson, only two weeks after Jack was born to get the dope on postnatal classes ASAP. Docs don’t approve of doing any ¿tness routines until a new mom’s six-week check-in. So I was jumping the gun, but in my defence I wasn’t thinking clearly then. I’d set my

sights early on the large and rather frightening obstacle in front of me, literally. The jelly belly. I’d heard it lingers around awhile post-baby, and often associates with jiggly legs, plump bum and even chums with saggy arms. It’s kind of crazy what women do to get their bodies back after having kids. But in all fairness, I say it’s a rite of passage for new moms and if it makes us happy, the world can keep turning. I waited until Jack was about two months old and joined a stroller-¿tness class with Kathleen. In combat against jelly belly and friends, I saw women breaking out all kinds of measures: breastfeeding breaks between burpees, bouncing cranky babies while lunging and talking baby talk mid-crunch. “By far the number one question I get from new moms about their post-baby body is how to get rid of their jelly belly or mommy tummy,” Kathleen con¿rmed. But don’t sweat it, was basically her advice

We understand where the Rotary Club is coming from, but come on. Slapping pavement on this epic piece of untamed wilderness seems sacrilegious to us. There are plenty of beautiful outdoor spaces that are more easily accessed. If you’re looking for some easy-toenjoy flora and fauna, you’ve got options. So please leave us this piece of unspoiled nature.

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and reassurance to a skeptical me, wondering how long the JB might hang out for. “Pregnancy and childbirth require incredible muscular strength and endurance,” she said. “Appreciate this and allow your body to rest and recover.” During stroller-¿t sessions, I’m simply amazed at the moms working their butts off and having fun, even if half of their class is lost to a milk-starving, screaming baby. Bystanders are amazed too. I often catch people on the premises watching our group. One guy actually looked slightly frightened as the pack — which includes about 25 of us with strollers — charged toward him. We mean business. My personal vendetta with the jelly belly is coming somewhat close to completion. I curse while in the plank and cringe when Kathleen calls for more burpees, but more so

I’m crazy about the progress and that keeps me focused. “Nourish your body with proper nutrition and hydration too,” Kathleen said. “Eating right will promote a quick recovery and better overall health.” Oh, the things we do for these babies. It’s pretty clear at class, though, amidst Symphony Crying Kids No. 2 melodies, these tots are so worth it. The way I think of it, the more work I put in now, the happier I am, the happier he is and the better care I’ll get down the road. Maybe if I’m lucky, Jack will drive an old cranky me to my walker-¿tness classes. Ashley Degraaf is a News Leader Pictorial reporter who writes here monthly while on maternity leave.


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YOUR TURN

Do you support improving Mount Prevost park, and paving a road to it? “No. Paving a mountain isn’t the best way to take part in nature. Mount Prevost park would be akin to what happened to Mount Tzouhalem after the Cliffs Over Maple Bay project. Do we really need to pave the way to Prevost for more outdoor activities?”

“It’s a good idea because Mount Prevost would become more accessible to those who’d like to get out and about, but can’t do that kind of hike.”

Ariel Buxton, Lake Cowichan

Cory Bradshaw, Maple Bay

What do you think? Log on to www.cowichannewsleader.com and answer our Question of the Week. Results will be published in our next edition.

DriveAble improved to respect seniors and protect our roads

Ultimately civil discourse won out in at-times testy budget meeting

Dear editor Thank you for your front-page story and April 4 editorial about North Cowichan’s proposed tax shift. Both explained the shift and the reasons for it quite clearly. However, I must take issue with your portrayal of the public meeting itself. Many of the citizens’ remarks were indeed “lengthy” and at times “heated,” but it is not accurate to tell your readers that “two sides clashed.” There weren’t two sides. For almost two hours, the council and most of us 90 or so residents listened quietly, while more than a dozen citizens asked questions and spoke. Not all the speakers were angry, nor did all of them oppose the suggested tax change. Almost all did feel strongly that it would be a hardship, and some feared that it might be “corporate welfare.” There were “voices booming” and “cheering” — and yes, some “¿nger-pointing recrimination” and “anger,” too. But these all came from a few of the residents who rose to speak — and some others who preferred to shout anonymously from their seats. Later, after the mayor asked council members to share their thoughts, there was more “booming” and “cheering” — and some “jeering.” There were even rudely shouted interruptions. But they all came from anonymous audience members, who apparently thought they had wandered into a hockey game, or perhaps the House of Commons. I didn’t hear one councillor shout, or belittle another speaker, or their point of view, or interrupt them. After the public comments, the council worked hard for another hour and a half, struggling with individual uncertainties and real differences among themselves. Eventually they reached a consensus — which is their job — on a course of action nearly all of them could vote for. And all of them are bound by their oath of of¿ce to support it going forward. Yes, there was “shouting and scorn” at Monday night’s meeting, as you could expect for such a dif¿cult issue. But it didn’t come from council or staff, and it didn’t “rule the Àoor.” Our attempt to have a civil society did. Mark Hein Chemainus

This piece of local paradise needs no paving Dear editor

In my opinion: Program now better

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Aboriginal Affairs Minister John Duncan (Vancouver Island North) and Langford Mayor Stew Young were all smiles after Duncan announced the federal government would chip in $7.5 million to help rehabilitate the E&N track. Two of today’s letter writers write about the economic beneÄt of the line. I cannot believe the paving of Mount Prevost Road is actually being considered. Mount Prevost has always been a favourite getaway for mountain bikers, hikers and nature lovers. There are groups of grandparents, parents and grandchildren who love to make Mount Prevost a special day outing. Is the recently announced hike in municipal taxes going to cover the paving and all related expenses for upkeep of the paved road? Mount Prevost Road is inaccessible in the winter due to snow, and is closed in summer for ¿re season. It makes no sense whatsoever to spend money paving a road that is only used part-time. If the road to the monument were paved, would there then be sight-seeing buses to the top? The road would need to be widened considerably for that. Then, maybe we’d need traf¿c lights along the way. There are logging trucks on the road as well. And how about a cement barrier down the centre for safety? It works for the Malahat! Has Joni Mitchell’s “Pave paradise and put up a parking lot” been forgotten so soon? Let’s use some common sense here! Don Kiser Mount M Prevost

We asked you: “Should all burning be banned in the valley?” You answered: (126 votes)

75 per cent NO

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E&N E funding good news indeed

Dear D editor For those of us who have been working aat keeping the E&N passenger and freight sservice alive for the past 24 years, this week’s aannouncement by the federal authorities was ggood news indeed. The condition of saying IICF will never ask for more funding in the ffuture is wild, like saying we won’t put any more money into road building. However, the m

So you want a letter published? Here are some tips: Keep it short — 300 words or less; Keep it local — letters raised in response to issues raised in our pages get top priority; Keep it clean — attack the issue, not the individual. You must include your full name, home community and a phone number where we can reach you during office hours. Addresses and phone numbers will not be published. Letters will be edited for clarity, grammar, length and good taste. Name-withheld letters will not be published. We receive more letters than we have space for. Publication is not guaranteed.

good news is that with the safety of the line now going forward, the highly successful short line freight service will now be able to go out and seek pro¿table drop off locations up and down the island for local businesses, allowing for short haul trucking instead of expensive long haul. With us ¿nally getting permission to use Nanaimo as the main hub, the passenger rail will take on a more dynamic function of both commuter as well a tourist day trips. This will have both short term and generational long term results. All this is very good for our economy, for our environment and the well being of all islanders as we build walking/bike trails alongside. Keeping the vision alive over the years will now bring bene¿t to all. Now let’s do those thank you letters to everyone who we asked for this support. Henry Landry Duncan

Now let’s increase island rail’s freight trafÄc

Dear editor The federal government took far too long to make this (relatively) inexpensive commitment! What is needed next is action from the province to reduce truck traf¿c on the Malahat by requiring bulk commodities such as gravel, sand, etc., be moved from up-island to Victoria by rail. They should also require the planned Raven coal mine to ship their product by rail to Port Alberni, rather than by highway. The focus should be on increasing freight traf¿c, not on commuter rail. Commuter rail is good, but requires huge infusions of government money. W.D. MacKenzie Flamborough, Ont.

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s the minister responsible for public safety, I want British Columbians to know the facts about how we’re improving the DriveABLE program to better meet the needs of drivers while maintaining public safety. As we get older, our cognitive abilities change. In a small number of cases, they change to the degree that driving simply isn’t safe anymore. It is very emotional and dif¿cult to face the possibility that, after decades of driving, we may face the loss of our licences. I understand that. In fact, I went through that process with both my parents. It is important to note a very small number of drivers, including seniors, actually lose their licences. Of 3.1 million B.C. drivers — 84,000 of whom are over 80 — only about 1,500 take a DriveABLE assessment each year. The vast majority of seniors will continue to drive for a long, long time. About 95 per cent of referrals to take the assessment come from physicians, when they screen for cognitive impairments they believe make it unsafe for their patients to drive. We clearly heard concerns from seniors about DriveABLE. First, some seniors felt anxious about taking the on-screen DriveABLE assessment.Second, they want the assessments to be done closer to home, especially in rural communities. Several months ago, after listening to these concerns, I directed staff to look at program improvements. Our government listened and has taken decisive actions. The biggest change means that seniors will no longer have a decision made about their ability to drive solely based on an on-screen assessment. People who do not pass this assessment will be given the opportunity to take an on-road assessment. The province will pay for both assessments. Final decisions will be based on a combination of the two, plus medical information provided by their doctor. We are also in the process of developing a service-delivery model to reduce the amount of travel for rural British Columbians. As a Northerner, I am acutely aware of the challenge that travelling long distances creates for seniors. Our goal is to provide services as close to home as possible through regional expansion and increased mobile services. We also recognize that we have to do a better job of outreach and public education. Ministry staff will be working to connect with seniors and their families much earlier in the process, with a focus on how we can help prepare them for possible changes and how driver assessments work. Staff will also work with stakeholder groups (such as medical doctors and physician groups) who will assist us in developing new materials that explain age-related driving issues, medical ¿tness requirements and personal planning for driving retirement. A peer review is currently underway on DriveABLE and we look forward to seeing the outcomes. We will be monitoring future research, and will be prepared to make adjustments based on what is learned. Our goal is a simple one: to ensure seniors can keep driving for as long as it’s safe, while ensuring decisions on their ability to drive are done in the most fair and respectful way possible. Shirley Bond is the Minister of Justice and Attorney General.


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reening of students and the Cowichan community is the drive behind Earth Week action at Shawnigan Lake’s Dwight International School. Dwight’s garden of activities includes a April 17 visit by federal Green Party leader Elizabeth May. Principal Tim Crofton is amped about her speech — and showing folks his students are tackling ecoinitiatives. “It’s in line with our belief pupils should be in tune with their minds, bodies and the environment,â€? he said. April 16 involves an Earth Week launch with local environmentalists, activists, gardeners, artists and educators leading pupils through activities inside and outside during 3:30 and 5 p.m. sessions. T.J. Watt of the Ancient Forest Alliance identiÂżes trees based on bark and branches. Herbalist and perfume master Karen Van Dyck of Vitale Natural Care and Shea Butter Market explains the Seven Trees Initiative Âżnding healing oils from global women’s cooperatives and

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Grade 11 student Cosette Wurtz and Grade 10 student Ruaidhri Crofton demonstrate Dwight International School’s dedication to composting. sustainable harvest communities. Alison Philp of Damali Lavender Farm explains her sustainable farm. Cowichan Land Trust’s Kai Rietzel explains pushes to protect the valley’s environment. April 17 sees Matt Hill of Run For One Planet explain steps to Earth care, then lead a run to Shawnigan village to show saving the planet takes tiny steps.

Lunch will hear Saanich-Gulf Islands MP May speak about climate change and the proposed Enbridge pipeline project, then ¿eld questions. April 18 is a visit to O.U.R. Eco Village, pushing sustainable food production, natural building, education, and the use of renewable energy and resources; Gorge Waterway Nature House gripping hands-on interaction with the Gorge’s conservation initiatives; and Makaria Farms growing organic produce. April 19 sees green-clothed kids donate to support the Great Bear Rainforest; display climate-change posters about the 75,000 Tonne Challenge that’s yanked electronic junk from dumps; and model recycled out¿ts in the Upcycle Fashion Show. April 20 offers a community Environmental Film Night, screening the following Paci¿cWild ¿lms highlighting Enbridge pipeline’s threat to the B.C.’s coast: The Pipedreams Project, Tipping Barrels – Journey into the Great Bear, StandUp4GreatBear; and On the Line. April 21 sees students attend Victoria’s Creatively United for the Planet Festival, pitching a sustainable world. Call Dwight at 250-9290506.

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1912: plays

DATELINE: COWICHAN

Mrs. Kennington played Cecily Cardew and Mrs. Waldy was Lady Bracknell in a Cowichan Bay Amateur Dramatic Club production of The Importance of Being Ernest at Duncan’s Knights of Pythias Hall. A dance followed.

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Friday, April 13, 2012

1912: cars

The local board of trade announced the “Railway Company” would lay a double track from the new Cowichan Lake junction to Duncan and the street in front of the Creamery (site of the Caprice) would be extended to the new crossing at Evans Street.

Corfields’ Duncan Garage had for sale the Tudhope five-passenger fore door (sic) touring model for $1,750. Described in a Leader ad as “The Car Ahead,” it boasted a horn, gas generator, three oil lights and two large gas head lights.

Sinking of Titanic felt even in Duncan Dateline 1912: Tragedy makes local headlines Ann Andersen

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CHEMAINUS WATER SYSTEM As part of an ongoing program of providing quality water to our customers, please be advised that the District of North Cowichan, Utilities Department, will be undertaking routine watermain flushing in various areas of the Chemainus water system between Friday, April 6, and Sunday, April 22, 2012, inclusive. Users may experience some chlorine odour and flavour. There may be short periods of low pressure and discolouration of water. Commercial establishments, such as laundromats and beauty salons, will receive advance warning of flushing in their area if a request for such notification is received. Municipal staff will try to minimize any inconvenience. Your patience is appreciated. For further information, contact the Operations Department at 250-746-3106. In no case can responsibility be accepted for any damage arising out of the use of discoloured water.

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Cairn restoration leader says park yes, paved road no on Mount Prevost

Mount Prevost: A paved road to park isn’t on councillor’s radar Peter W. Rusland

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paved road to Mount Prevost park isn’t in Councillor Al Siebring’s crystal ball. But a graded road to a gravel parking lot boasting stairs to the peak, some safety railings, and maybe a few concrete picnic tables seemed a good idea to Siebring who spearheaded restoration of Prevost’s war-memorial cairn a decade ago. “The bottom line is we can’t do the road, but a (improved) park up there would be absolutely fabulous.”

Siebring reckoned a paved road and parking lot, recently pitched to council by Duncan Daybreak Rotary Club’s Dave Darwin, would cost “millions and millions of dollars.” But Siebring supported the idea of a committee of local service-club members that would explore and fund park improvements during ¿ve years or so. “If service clubs want to get together and do that, by all means, I’m all for it,” Siebring said of Rotary’s vision of all-ages’ access to an improved destination park. “Their expectation is we’d do the road, and they’d do the stuff at the top. “The municipality can maybe help out a little bit, but we don’t have a lot of money.” Besides, Prevost sits atop North Cowichan’s municipal working forest that’s gated during ¿re season, he noted.

“I don’t know that we want to turn a logging road into a paved road for a park that we have to close from early June to September during ¿re season — it’s a road you’d only use half the year.” Then there’s the downside of more Prevost traf¿c. “Parties, ¿res, vandalism. It goes on now, and with the road it’ll be even more,” said Siebring, noting the memorial park area is quietly patrolled by staff. He visualized a rough park modelled after that on Salt Spring Island’s Mount Maxwell. “It’s logging road all the way, pretty rough, but they’ve got some (cliff-side) railings, concrete picnic tables and other things. It’s just a nice spot.” Siebring saw Prevost park remaining a natural experience with some safeguards and eco-protection.

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North Cowichan South End ÄreÄghter Bob Logie sprays the hot spots during a brush Äre that broke out at the 5400 block of Mission Road on Monday, April 9.

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They’re young, they’re professional and they want you Tipton, a chartered accountant with MNP, said the goal is to promote and encourage social interaction and to “assist the Cowichan Valley’s future business and community leaders.” She hopes bringing together the valley’s young professionals will generate discussions and an exchange of ideas. “I want to meet with other young professionals who have the same interests, struggles and are interested in building a network. It can be dif¿cult when you don’t know others,” said Tipton. “This is really the beginning phase. The direction of this depends on the direction the group wants to take. It’s an avenue to bring them together, and I’m really interested in what they have to say.” For more information, contact

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new group setting out to help beginner business hopefuls network and build their career in the community comes together for the ¿rst time this month. Young Professionals of Cowichan is scheduled to meet April 17 to exchange ideas and help each other get involved in the community. It was inspired by the same organization based out of Nanaimo. “The four pillars of young professional group in Nanaimo are networking, social, community and professional development and this is where I see the local group going as well,” said organizer Christina Tipton in an email.

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Chalkboard Theatre Announces: Summer Camps 2012!

“Once Upon a Mattress” A musical comedy based on “Princess & the Pea” Senior Camp: (ages 12 & up) July 30 - August 18th Junior Camp: (ages 8-11) August 13-18th Performances: August 17 & 18th Celina Albany

Christina Tipton is spearheading a young professionals group in Cowichan.

Cowichan Where: Craig Street Brew Pub (top Àoor) When: Tuesday, 5 to 7 p.m. Cost: Free

Tipton at 250-856-2432 or Christina.tipton@mnp.ca. Your ticket Who: Young Professionals of

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A CALL FOR COWICHAN VALLEY ARTISTS OF ALL GENRES!

Painters, sculptors, dancers, jewellers, potters, singers, poets...

To submit a proposal to create an Artistic Portrayal of a theme from 132 responses to the question

“WHAT IS IT THAT MAKES CANADA MY HOME?” Five artistic groups will be awarded commissions of $400 each to create their Artistic Portrayal Draft proposals are to be submitted to the Cowichan Valley Arts Council by May 14, 2012.

See www.cowichanvalleyartscouncil.ca for details and application forms

Andrew Leong

Duncan-Cowichan RCMP Const. Lita Watson serves lunch to Tracy Hamilton at the 17thannual Canadian Cancer Society Cowichan Valley Unit Daffodil Luncheon at the Eagles Hall on March 28.


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Singing auditions: the Cowichan Consort Orchestra and Choir is holding auditions for soprano, contralto, tenor and bass soloists for Mozart’s Coronation Mass to be presented May 12 in Duncan. Auditions 3 to 5 p.m. at the home studio of Robert Mari in Shawnigan Lake. Audition selections should be two contrasting selections, from this mass preferred. To reserve a slot or for more info call 250-743-9839.

Kelly Joe Phelps: an American singer/songwriter, right, of renown, 8 p.m., Duncan Garage Showroom, 330 Duncan Street. Tickets are $25 advance, $30 at the door. Call 250-748-7246.

Step inside the natural world of two Cowichan Valley Artisans Goodship, Spohn and more: Tour opens a doorway into 13 studios Peter W. Rusland

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apturing the natural world surrounding their home is reÀected in multimedia artwork by Cowichan Bay’s Nan Goodship and Peter Spohn. Ceramicist-painter Goodship and brush man Spohn are among the Cowichan Valley Artisans’ newest members showing work now toward their group’s big studio tour April 20 and 21. But CVA members sport artistry spanning wine making (Venturi-Schultze Vineyards), hair styling (Doc The Barber), pottery (Mary Fox, John Robertson, Cathi Jefferson), and painting (Jennifer Lawson) to furniture making and woodwork (Karen Trickett, Michael Moore, Ken Broadland) and even glassmaking (Jo Ludwig, Peggy Brackett). Spohn — alias valley preservationist Grandfather Heron — said 14-member CVA is a professional group of artists and craftspeople earning livings through their talents. “They have professional attitudes, and they’re committed to excellence in their work,” he said from their Sacred Mountain Studio. “I like being part of a co-op — we’re pooling our marketing revenue to advertise ourselves.

Everyone keeps a high standard of excellence whether they’re producing food (Alderlea Farm and Cafe) or art.” Goodship agreed. “They’re dedicated to excellence, and open and available.” She’ll display pieces — circling ceramic tiles and sculpture to acrylics and watercolours— beside Spohn’s colourful landscape canvases. “My new painting looks toward the mill and Mount Tzouhalem,” Spohn, 60, said of his series extolling the Cowichan Bay Estuary. “My pieces in the show are oil, but many in my new series are pastel and acrylic,” he said of landscapes twinning his abstract “soulscapes.” Goodship, 53, also depicts Mother Nature, “and I’m really in the inner journey so often things from nature have to do with the inner state.” Some of her acrylics and watercolours were spurred by a recent Mexican trip. Other inÀuences spring from living in West Africa, Japan and France. She earned a UBC degree in Japanese and Asian studies and took art at Metchosin Summer School of the Arts, and she also studied at VIU. “I started 15 years ago doing custom, handpainted tiles as an offshoot of renovating our old house, then I did ceramic sinks and countertops — then started making hand-built ceramics, and exploring different types of glazing. “You’ve got to keep things moving.” Spohn began making art at around age eight, attended Shawnigan Lake School, then taught in

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Nan Goodship and Peter Spohn of Sacred Mountain Studio prepare for the Cowichan Valley Artisans’ studio tour April 20 and 21 involving 14 local artists, and supporting groups. U.S. Quaker schools. He attended Banff School of Fine Arts 1969 through ‘71, honing skills highlighted in the CVA tour. “We all hope people appreciate the depth of the talent here and their commitment to our local area.”

Your ticket What: Cowichan Valley Artisans studio tour When: April 20 and 21, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Preview work April 3 to12 at PORTALS gallery, Island Savings Centre. Where: Visit cowichanvalleyartisans.com.

Jeremy Fisher leaves tourbus behind for intimate Cowichan Valley show Hooked: Singer known for One Less Tourbus series performs in Duncan Celina Albany

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UNFest veterans know Jeremy Fisher doesn’t need much to command an audience. Around for nearly a decade now, Fisher’s ability to be a one-man show has established a comfortably large fan base for his speci¿c style. Fisher, a wry native of Ontario now living in Montreal, will perform new songs in Duncan as part of his album pre-release tour.

The upcoming album, Mint Juleps, will go public during summer 2012. He will also be performing songs from his latest album Flood, released in October 2010, along with other tracks. The Showroom is an ideal location for an artist such as Fisher, in light of his intimate and humble vogue-like style — known for throwing in comic relief from time to time. The Showroom is one of three shows Fisher will be hosting in B.C. this month. Fisher’s other appearances will be at Saint Ann’s Auditorium on April 6, Salt Spring Island on April 7, and Saint James Hall in Vancouver on April 12. He has contrived every album while living in a different city, thus ¿nding inspiration in many forms and removing himself from being bound to

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Love and Respect: a seminar for couples that can enrich your marriage hosted by Dr. John and Kathy Potts, Calvary Baptist Church, 3318 River Rd., Chemainus on Friday, 6 to 8:30 p.m. and Saturday, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Call 250-2469121. Cost $20 a couple. Childcare and lunch will be provided on Saturday. 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.

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Stinging Nettle Festival: Stinging nettle menu selections plus wine making, cooking demonstration and children’s hayride. $10/family or $3/ individual from 11 a.m. until 5 p.m. at Alderlea Farm, 3390 Glenora Rd. Cowichan Valley Volunteer Fair: Free event at Duncan Mall, 250 Trunk Rd. between 10 a.m. and 2 p.m. Connect with valley non-profits, groups and organizations. Entertainment, door prizes, Helping Hands Volunteer Recognition Ceremony 1 p.m. and cake. Build Your Own Kayak: Local kayak builder, Russ Harris, will

present a free two-hour workshop on how to build your own kayak. From 2 to 4 p.m. at the Cowichan Library.

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Lena’s Living Room: Lena is joined by some musical friends as they do the living room jam kinda thang, 8 p.m., Duncan Garage Showroom. Tickets are $10 advance, $12 at the door.

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WAREHOUSE LIEN ACT FOR SALE BY PUBLIC AUCTION Whippletree Auction April 22, 2012, 11am #5 4725 Trans Canada Hwy, Duncan BC. One container load of household furniture including beds and sofas some presumably from the Whistlestop Bed and Breakfast in Shawnigan Lake will be sold at auction for debts and charges incurred by Kevin Bromley formerly of 2240 Renfrew Frontage Road, Shawnigan Lake, BC.

A Celebration of Life will be held for Judy Delain at 1:00 on Friday, April 13, 2012 at The First Memorial Funeral Chapel, 375 Brae Rd, Duncan

COMMUNITY ANNOUNCEMENTS COMING EVENTS 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

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GORDON, Evelyn Dorothy July 30 1924 – April 04 2012 Passed away peacefully on April 4, 2012 at Sunridge Place in Duncan, B.C. In her 89th year. Dear mother of Carol (Patrick McFarlane), Barry (Suzie Schroeder), Steven (Vickie Weiss). Cherished grandmother to Jennifer, Jeffery, Cheryl, Reid, Lucas, Emmelia, Tonakila, Orion and Holly. Remembered by 11 great grandchildren. Survived by sister Josie. Predeceased by husband James, grandson Troy, sister Marg and brother Frank. Special thanks to Josie, Celia and the staff at Sunridge Place. A private memorial will be held for family. Condolences may be shared online at www.sandsfuneral.com SANDS of DUNCAN 250-746-5212

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FOUND. PRESCRIPTION glasses in black case, Bona Dea cafe. 150 Craig Street. KEYS FOUND, Tues April 9, 2012, 2 brass keys on a round ring with a metal frog tag. Found on river walk near fish hatchery. Can be claimed at the News Leader Pictorial, #2-5380 TCH, next to Buckerfields.

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WILLIAMS, Kenneth Victor June 21, 1929 to April 10,2012 Survived by his wife of 63 years, Josie, daughter Sandra Quesnel and husband Wayne, son Vic and wife Ping, and son Jim and wife Glenda. Sisters Laurie Forsythe and Joan Bronson. Brothers Alan and wife Phyllis, Ron and wife Norma and Brooke and wife Linda. Predeceased by his youngest sister Nancy. Grandchildren Candice and Dwayne Quesnel, Jason and Tomas Williams. Many neices and nephews each of whom he still enjoyed. Ken died suddenly while falling a tree, a job he still carried out himself. He loved to tell his children of how he had a job and was supporting himself and buying all his own clothing by the time he was 12 years old. He was unique in the fact that he travelled into Duncan and managed to graduate from grade 12 at Duncan High School. All of his adult life he had his own business and managed it as and how he pleased. Ken worked in the Forest industry with his own logging truck and later acquired enough equipment to run his own contract logging business which he ran for many years in the area. Later on Ken and his family built a sawmill in Glenora which was destroyed in 1993 by fire. After the sawmill, Ken and Josie started to travel in their motor homes, all over North America. They saw Alaska to the very bottom of Mexico together, always doing it their way, on their own terms. He liked to say that he “Sure had a good run” in his lifetime. He achieved so many things that were important to him. He will always be with us. A Memorial for Ken will be held at the Glenora Hall on Sunday, April 15 at 2:00 PM. Please join us and help us remember the good times. BENNIE, Robert Dobinson Bob passed away peacefully at the Chemainus Health Care Centre on April 7, 2012, at the age of 89. Predeceased by his brothers Charlie and Earl, Bob is survived by his loving wife of 66 years, Mary, son John (Karen) Bennie, daughter Susan (Lyle) Boffy, grandchildren Kyle, Alan, Charlie, Jamie, Andrew and Dale, sisters-in-law Irene and Joyce, and numerous nephews and nieces. Bob was born in Cedar District on June 6, 1922. In his youth, Bob excelled at soccer and particularly lacrosse, where he played Senior “A” lacrosse for the Nanaimo Native Sons and became known as “Buck” Bennie. Bob joined the B.C. Telephone Company in 1938, working as a journeyman lineman, district maintenanceman, and eventually retiring as a construction supervisor in 1980. Bob and Mary married in Nanaimo in 1945, and enjoyed a full and wonderful life together. Bob was an avid outdoorsman, hunter, and fisherman. The freezer was always full of game meat and seafood. Bob also enjoyed playing bridge, as well as golf at the Mount Brenton Golf Club, where he served terms as the greens superintendent and president. Bob served the community as a long-time member of both the Chemainus Chamber of Commerce and the Chemainus Rotary Club. Summers with the family were spent at the cabin on Comox Lake. In retirement, Bob and Mary spent time travelling, camping, at “the lake”, and golfing – truly a “life well lived”. The family wishes to thank Dr. Paul Manhas and all of the staff of the Chemainus Health Care Centre for their kindness and special care to Bob. A celebration of Bob’s life will be held at the Mount Brenton Golf Club on Saturday, April 21, 2012, from 2 pm to 4 pm. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in Bob’s memory to Parkinson Society Canada, 316 – 4211 Yonge Street, Toronto, Ontario M2P 2A9.

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Passed Friday April 06, 2012 of cancer. Donna is predeceased by her parents David and Ella Ashleigh. Lovingly survived by her spouse John, and children Andrew and Kelsie, brothers David Douglas Jr. (Doug), Robert Alan, (Bob), Sister Elizabeth Joanne Hogdson (Joanne), and their spouses Louise, Sherrie and Lol, as well as many nieces, nephews and family. Donna was born in Grostenquin France, on the military base, raised in Toronto area and moved to Grande Prairie, AB where she worked for Time Air Airlines. She married husband John Schnellback and later settled on Vancouver Island, Duncan area. Donna was involved with many school and sport events with her children, while helping out with the family business. Gardening and time out on boating were her pastimes as well as an avid crossworder and member of Maple Bay Yacht Club. To respect her wishes she will be at rest in Ontario with her parents. No service as per her wishes. Donations gratefully accepted at Make A Wish Foundation by calling 1-888-8229474.

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HOLLETT, Henry Rex Dec. 2, 1932 – April 10, 2012 Rex was born in St. John’s, NFLD. At 12 years old he came by train to Nanaimo with his mother and three sisters to join his Dad who was already stationed there, and he took his schooling in Nanaimo. Rex moved to Chemainus in 1956 where he started his business, B & H Tire Ltd. He and his wife Georgina raised their four children in Chemainus. Rex was very active in his community, coaching baseball and soccer. He belonged to the Rotary Club where he was their longest active member. He was past president of Rotary and the Chamber of Commerce and also served on the Chemainus Hospital Board. He spent eleven years serving as a municipal councilor and twelve years as the longest reigning Mayor of North Cowichan. He chaired many committees such as Finance and served on the Regional Board. People looked forward to enjoying Rex’s pancakes during Chemainus Days. He always had time for people and was always willing to help in any way that he could. Rex was predeceased by his Father and Mother, Nathaniel and Genevra, his daughter-in-law Michelle and his brother-in-laws Bruce Davidson and Joe Frketich. Rex leaves behind Georgina, his loving wife of 57 years; children Crystal (Bill), Tim (Faye), Greg (Carol), Lance (Catherine); sisters Elsie, Jean and Mable (Don); grandchildren Rebecca (Jeff), Genevra (Dave), Katie, Angella, Natasha (Jag), Justin (Sarah), Ryan (Nikki), Nicole (Cody), Nathan (Erin), Jonathan (Sarah), Benjamin, Rachel; great grandchildren Tory, Austin, Wrenna, Nyah, Avden, Logan, Opal, Iyanna and Rowan. Rex gave his all for his family and community. He enjoyed the last day of his life surrounded by his family, sitting in the sunshine smiling, talking and laughing. He was much loved by all of his family and friends. We would like to thank all of the nurses and doctors at the Cowichan Hospital for their excellent care and many kindnesses. We know you are looking down on us Dad. We love you. A celebration of life will be held at 2pm on Thursday, April 19th at the Calvary Baptist Church, 3318 River Road, Chemainus. In lieu of flowers, look around for someone in need and help them out. That’s the way Rex would have done it.


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EDUCATION/TRADE SCHOOLS AIRLINES ARE HIRINGTrain for high paying Aviation Maintenance Career. FAA approved program. Financial aid if qualified- Housing available. CALL Aviation Institute of Maintenance 1(877)818-0783.

HELP WANTED

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 systems.com http://pacifichomes.net http://pacifictruss.net/ No phone calls please! EXPERIENCED EXTERIOR & Interior painter needed, P/T. Call Ken, (250)246-2640.

HELP WANTED

HELP WANTED

ONE MORE SUSHI, 248 Trans Canada Hwy, Duncan, needs full time permanent closing shift cook to make full line of Sushi and other Japanese dishes. Ensure quality and quantity control measures are followed. Busy high pressure work environment. Applicants should have min 3 years experience as a Japanese cook. Speak good English. High school completion required. Salary $17.19 hr. Qualified applicants should email to: onemoresushi111@gmail.com

SOLIDWORKS DRAFTSPERSON

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 chuck@pacificenergy.net

HOME CARE/SUPPORT PT/FT SUPPORT POSITION RIVER FLY FISHING GUIDE AVID FLY FISHER, JET AND DRIFT BOATS EXPERIENCE AN ASSET. REMOTE LODGE IN BC. EMAIL RESUME AND REFERENCES TO TSYLOS@TSYLOS.COM

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

Ph: (250)597-4650

FOODSAFE AT Island Savings Centre, April 28th & May 26th courses 8:30-4:30 $65. 250746-4154 www.saferfood.ca

HELP WANTED CHAIR RENTAL available at busy downtown Duncan Salon. Great opportunity to be your own boss. Walk-ins avail. Michelle (250)597-2200. EXPERIENCED COOKS required at the Bay Pub in beautiful Cowichan Bay. Competitive wage and benefits available. Bring resume to Sham @ 1695 Cowichan Bay Road. GORDON BAY and Cowichan River Provincial Parks hiring for Park Attendant/Security from May to Sept. To apply: Email: office@rlcparks.ca

THE LEMARE GROUP has an opening for an Administrative Assistant/Receptionist. This is a permanent fulltime position located in Port McNeill. The position requires organization, accuracy and multitasking. Must be friendly, energetic and proficient with switchboards/computers. Full benefit package. Fax resumes to 250-9564888 or email: office@lemare.ca. PAINTER required, F/T, for busy professional company. Must have 5 yrs exp., own car & drivers licence. Efficient at rolling & brushing interiors/exteriors. Top wages. Jim & Terri’s Painting (250) 710-7376

LABOURERS TRI CITY Finishing requires Painters Apprentice / Helpers in Duncan, BC. Please fax or e-mail resume to (250) 3815086 or srtent@shaw.ca.

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

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Join the best team in golf & enjoy the many perks including complimentary golf! Contact: Head Golf Professional, Richard Ingle ringle@golfbc.com or 250-743-5100 (37) TRADES, TECHNICAL

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

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

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the right person is out there somewhere! let us help you find them... We know there are hundreds of singles in our community. Advertise your single status seven times per week (up to 10 lines of text) for FREE! Don’t have an email address to publish in your ad? Rent one of our file numbers for $10/month. *must be 19 years of age to participate

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TRADES, TECHNICAL DL Baker Construction Canada is looking for Field/Engineer Layout Kitimat, BC Canada. Supervise project layouts Responsible for construction quality control, in particular, ensuring that the materials installed in the project are in the proper locations and are the correct materials. Analyze construction drawings for dimensional and quality control purposes and coordinates with the Project Engineer to clarify discrepancies. Use precision computerized equipment to define points of control and ensure the work is being installed true and plump. Responsible for coordinating with other construction trades to ensure that all are using appropriate control points. High School Diploma or equivalent; or 4 to 6 years related experience and/or training; or equivalent combination of education and experience in Line and Grade Persistent for Perfection This work will start 5/1/12 Please respond to this ad by 5/1/12 Please respond via email by placing Field Engineer in the subject line to patton@bakerconcrete.com

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NOW HIRING Western Forest Products Inc. is an integrated Canadian forest products company located on Vancouver Island that is committed to the safety of our employees, the culture of performance and the discipline to achieve results. We currently have the following openings: Capital Project Accountant Maintenance Supervisor Master Mechanic Area Planner Field Planner Detailed job postings can be viewed at http://www.westernforest.com/careers/current_openings.php WFP offers a competitive salary, a comprehensive benefit package and the potential to achieve annual performance rewards. If you believe that you have the skills and qualifications that we are looking for, please reply in confidence to: Human Resource Department Facsimile: 1.866.840.9611 Email: resumes@westernforest.com

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Job Description Job Description WELDING/FABRICATOR

DUNCAN

Cowichan Valley Dragon Divas are holding a

HUGE Garage Sale

Sat, April 14th, 2012

9 am - 2 pm SunFm parking lot

CLASSIFIEDS WORK HARD! Call 310.3535

on Trans Canada Hwy (just north of the Silver Bridge on the right) DUNCAN- Moving Sale! Sat, April 14, 9am-2pm, 7018 Richard’s Trail (just off Herd Rd), . Yard tools, toys etc....

WELDING/FABRICATOR

Position Summary: Performs a wide range of duties within the plant including but Position Summary: not limited to: welding and fabricating while maintaining good Performs a wide range of duties within the plant inhousekeeping and with regard to safety regulations on the shop floor.but not limited to: welding and fabricating cluding

while maintaining housekeeping andopportuniwith reSurespan Structures good provides equal employment gard regulations on the shop floor. ties toto allsafety qualified applicants and employees. Discrimination based on race, color, sex, religion, age, veteran’s status, naPre-Employment Screen may be required. tional origin, disabilityDrug or any other status or activity is strictly prohibited, consistent with applicable state and federal laws. Job Requirements: Additionally, our Company is committed to addressing patQualifi (Education/Experience) Required terns ofcations employment which indicate women and and/or minority Skills: groups are underrepresented or underutilized in job groups at facilitiesLevel through and maintenance •ourWelder “C”the or establishment 1st year fabrication minimumof affirmative program. Pre-Employment •ourForklift andaction Crane Operators experienceDrug Screen be required. •may Capable of passing required physical examination Job Requirements: • Able to speak, read, and comprehend English •• Qualifi cations (Education/Experience) Required Skills: Knowledge of how to read andand interpret shop/en• Forklift and Crane Operators experience gineering drawings • Capable of passing required physical examination •• Able Strong interpersonal and organizational skills to speak, read, and comprehend English Needs to ofhave and be •• Knowledge how strong to read leadership and interpretabilities shop/engineering comfortable in group work environment. drawings • Strong interpersonal and tools organizational skillsgood working Knowledge of basic and have • Needs to have aptitude strong leadership abilities and be comfortable mechanical groupticket work environment. • inCWB an asset • Knowledge of basic tools and have good working mechani• cal Understand and apply basic mathematical skills aptitude (adding, division, & multiplication) • CWB ticketsubtracting, an asset Good attendance and positive attitudeskills is a must • Understand and apply basic mathematical (adding, subtracting, division, & multiplication)

a resume in person, Drinkwater •Drop Good off attendance and positive attitude 3721 is a must Rd., Duncan, BC or fax resume to 250-746-8011. Contact Dave Nott at 250-746-8011 or fax 250-748-8888.

HELP WANTED

HELP WANTED

DUNCAN, Multi Family, Sat Apr 14, 9-3, #7-6304 Lane Rd on Hawthorne Pl. Furniture, clothing, bathtub, home decor, household & misc items.

IMMEDIATE OPENING

Join our team at a busy & growing year-round market.

SENIOR PRODUCE CLERK

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DUNCAN: Tool & household sale. Mechanic & carpentry tools, furniture, Antiques. All must go. 5090 Culverton Rd. April 14 & 15, 9am to 3pm.

HOME CARE SUPPORT People Caring For People. We are a group of nurses & nurse-aides providing holistic, personalized, higher than hospital standard care in you own home. Call 250-732-4464 or 250-709-1106 for free assessment/consultation.

GARAGE SALES * Great bargains * All local, in COWICHAN!

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

REAL ESTATE

HAIRSTYLISTS

COMMERCIAL/INDUSTRIAL

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

BUILDING ON Industrial Estate in Duncan. 1500 sq.ft. + 1500 sq.ft. mezzanine. Currently leased, generous CAP rate. $269,000. (250)746-6717

LEGAL SERVICES

HOUSES FOR SALE

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Employment Opportunity HULITHUT GROUP HOME CAREGIVERS Reference No.: LS-HUL-CG-0412

PURPOSE: Reporting to the Group Home Manager, Caregivers are responsible for providing care and supervision while assuring a safe, nurturing and structured environment that is centered on the Cowichan teachings of “Children are Sacred” and “Families are the Heart of our People.” The Hulithut Group Home operates 24 hours a day, 365 days per year. Care is mandated by the Child and Family Community Service Act and services are provided in accordance with child-specific plans of care. Full-time and part-time positions available. DUTIES & RESPONSIBILITIES: • Supervise, protect and care for children/youth individually and while in groups at all time • Provide guidance, redirection and/or interventions during times of conflict and escalated behaviors • Prepare or supervise the preparation of meals for children/ youth, direct and guide cleanup • Assist and support Children and Youth with household and personal routines • Provide opportunities to develop self-confidence, respect of self and others, and independent living skills • Provide access to cultural activities • Model appropriate, healthy behavior to assist the child/youth in personal, emotional and developmental growth • Follow agency policy and procedures and protocols at all time • Attend and participate in all Hulithut staff meetings and Lalum’utul Smun’eem meetings when required. QUALIFICATIONS: • The applicant will have a high school diploma or equivalent; Life Skills Coaching certificate and/or a diploma in Human Services or Child and Youth Care is ideal. An undergraduate degree in Child and Youth Care is considered an asset. • Minimum of one-year experience working in the field of Child and Youth Development; experience working with children who have ADHD and/or FASD is also an asset. • Valid British Columbia Class 5 Driver’s License, required with a Drivers abstract. Current Criminal Record Check is mandatory and must be completed annually. First Aid and Food Safe certifications are an asset. • Strong working knowledge of Child and Youth Development is required. Familiarity with Child and Family Community Service Act is an asset. • A strong understanding of the history of the Cowichan people and the effects of colonization and residential schools have had on family systems will also be an asset. To apply, please complete an Application Form and submit it to the Human Resources Department on or before Monday, April 16, 2012 at 4:00 p.m. Application forms can be submitted via email to resume@cowichantribes.com or in person at 5760 Allenby Road, Duncan, B.C. during regular office hours.

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MERCHANDISE FOR SALE A full service Natural Foods retailer based on Vancouver Island with two stores, located Parksville and Qualicum Beach. We are looking for individuals interested in growing their careers with our company as we expand, while promoting healthy, low impact life styles. Applicants must: - have retail grocery store experience - be willing to work full time - be looking for advancement opportunities - be willing to work flexible hours Successful applicants will likely have a management background in produce or grocery retailing and be willing to relocate for career advancement, as we grow. Naked Naturals offers a competitive wage and benefit program, with job security. Please make your applications to: Kris Baker - careers@shopnaked.ca - 250-594-0277 EDUCATION/TRADE SCHOOLS

EDUCATION/TRADE SCHOOLS

TUITION-FREE TRAINING through Employment Skills Access Program Are you unemployed? x Shellfish Aquaculture Technician Training Program: May 7 to June 13, 2012 Eligibility x Unemployed: Cannot be on EI or attached to EI in the past three years for a regular claim or past five years for a Maternity/Parental claim. For more details check our website: http://www.viu.ca/ce/courses/esa.asp

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FUEL/FIREWOOD FIREWOOD FOR SALE. Spruce trim ends 75% and fir trim ends 25%. 25 yard bin $250. 12.5 yard bin $125. Free local delivery. Phone 250-743-9922. 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.

GARAGE SALES CHEMAINUS, Large Yard Sale, 2861 Henry Rd. off TCH, Sat & Sun April 14 & 15, 10-2. Furniture, clothing, household items, gardening supplies, fabric, jars. Park across street from Golf Course. COWICHAN BAY(near Bench School) 4360 Jim’s Cres, Sat, Apr 14, 9am-3pm. Moving & Downsizing sale! No Early Birds! Furniture to linens and everything in between. COWICHAN STATION: Garage/moving sale, everyday in April, 9-3pm. Yard & hand tools, automotive stuff, furniture, bikes, lawn furniture, artwork, lots of free stuff. Watch for signs, downtown Cowichan Station at the bridge. 2484 Koksilah Rd. (250) 746-4746 CROFTON, Downsizing! Sat April 14, 9-2, 8127 Spinnaker Pl. Furniture, household effects, toys, tools, fishing, gardening stuff, kayaks and more. DUNCAN- 1121 BAZETT Rd, Saturday, April 14, 9am-1pm. Moving/Downsizing Sale.

Interested parties should contact: Pam Botterill, ESA Client Manager Telephone: 250 618-7748 Email: pam.botterill@viu.ca

DUNCAN, 1425 Algonkin Rd., Sat, April. 14, 8am-1pm. Moving Sale. Antique wagonwheel, antique hand pump, household items, dirt bike (YZ-80), furniture (couch & chair), some gardening items & much more.

Funding provided through the

DUNCAN, 6507 Bell McKinnon Rd., Sat, April 14, 9am2pm. Downsizing Sale. Tools, furniture, garden stuff, household and much, much more.

Canada-British Columbia Labour Market Agreement

MOVING/ GARAGE Sale. Saturday, April 14, 8am-1pm. 5396 Miller Road, Duncan

LADYSMITH - 1ST TIME ESTATE SALE Sat. April 14 & Sun. April 15 9am to 2pm 429 Walker Ave., Ladysmith. Many new/unused items - no junk! Everything must go! Tools, small kitchen appliances, house wares, stationary supplies, electronics, home & office furniture, camping items, cartop boat and collectibles - brass, and collector plates + more. TIMBERCREST. SATURDAY, April. 14th, 8am-1pm. 6101 Wisteria Way. Children’s items, bikes and much, much more. Rain or shine.

OPEN HOUSE SATURDAY 1-4 2129 Wildflower Rd, Shawnigan Lake Custom built 3080 Sq Ft on .3 acres. 4 bdrms, den in attractive family area.

$589,000 1-604-649-0527

MORTGAGES

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

MISCELLANEOUS FOR SALE 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 CAN’T GET Up Your Stairs? Acorn Stairlifts can help. Call Acorn Stairlifts now! Mention this ad and get 10% off your new Stairlift! Call 1-866-9815991. HERITAGE PAWN BARGAINS!! Senior’s power scooters, NAD stereo system, lawnmowers, motorcycle saddlebags, pressure washers, guitars, amps, diamond rings. 430 Whistler. 250-746-9810. heritagepawnbrokers.com HOT TUB (SPA) COVERS. Best price. Best quality. All shapes & colours available. 1-866-652-6837 www.thecoverguy.com/newspaper? ROYAL ALBERT 50 piece Petti Point china, in ex. condition, $1,000. 250-748-2863 Water softener with Trojan UV light filter. Excellent condition. $500. 250-743-6534

HOMES WANTED

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LOTS OCEANVIEW LOT in S. Ladysmith 838 Craig Rd. $154,780. No HST. Call 250-715-5697.

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MOBILE HOMES & PARKS

APARTMENT/CONDO

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HOMES FOR RENT

HOMES FOR RENT

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.

$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 leanne_gorle@yahoo.ca

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.

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PARKLAND PLACE 620 Dobson Road 250-748-0496

RENTALS APARTMENT/CONDO

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

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

Royal Alexander Apts 2575 Alexander St., Duncan

(250)746-6442 $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). CROFTON, BRIGHT, 1 bdrm, grnd level, quiet bldg, W/D in suite, patio, $650 + utils. Avail now. (250)416-0053 aft 6pm.

CENTRAL LOCATION, Bachelor, 1 & 2 bdrms, balcony, F/S, hot water, parking, pet considered, $525$850/mo. Call 250-748-7764. 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. Chemainus: Lockwood Villa, well kept bldg, 1 bdrm $625, 2 bdrm 2 balcony $750, incl. heat & hot water, sm pets welcome.Karen 250-709-2765. DUNCAN: 1 & 2-bdrm, 5 appls, close to School, Hospital and bus route. $650-$800 utils. Lv msg: 250-597-4018. DUNCAN- 2 BDRM, 2 bath grd flr apt, 5 appls, open kitchen living, clean, tidy. NS/NP. Avail now. $775. Call (250)709-2512.

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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 $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, bright, spacious, 2 bdrm, 5 appl’s, N/P. Avail now. Ref’s req. $850. 250-743-9555 DUNCAN CONDO, 3 bdrm 1200 sq.ft. Ground floor corner suite, S & W exposure, 5 appl’s, pet considered. Avail in May. (250)746-5049 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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To view call 250-748-3321 Ladysmith: bachelor, 1 & 2 bdrm suites from $700/mo incl. heat & hot water, ocean views, completely renovated, new management, on trolly route, small pets ok. 250-668-9086. 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. LOVELY 1 & 2-BDRM suites, Central Duncan, seniors oriented bldg, heat included, N/S, N/P. Please call Art at 250-746-7241. 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

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FREE Heat, hotwater & parking. Low hydro. Walking distance to: Shopping, Restaurants, Malaspina College, Pubs, Chances Casino. Quiet building with video security. Adjacent to 27 acres of parkland including playing fields, walking trails, swimming holes & fishing. Rowan Property Management Ltd. Has a large selection of homes & apartments for rent in the Cowichan Valley. Visit us at www.rowanproperty.ca or call (250)748-9090

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.

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Call (250) 710-7515 to view LAKE COWICHAN- 2 bdrm suite, large yard, prkg, on bus route, pets ok, laundry. $560. Call (250)210-0756.

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

Cottage, May 1. Stove, fridge, W&D incl. Uses wood heat only. $500/mo. (250)746-7944

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¾ 206-2515 Alexander St, Duncan $675 2 BR condo w/ 2 apps, hot water incl ¾ 207-1715 Pritchard Rd, Cow Bay $795 1 BR 2nd flr condo w/ 2 apps, hot water incl ¾ 106-360 Bundock Ave, Duncan $850 1 BR + den executive suite w/5 apps, patio *SENIOR FRIENDLY BUILDING (55+)* ¾ 3088 Henry Rd, Chemainus $895 3 BR 2 bth lower suite w/ 5 apps, hw floors ¾ 2908 Jonas Way, Chemainus $1000 3 BR 2.5 bth sxs duplex w/ 5 apps, garage ¾ 720 Park Pl, Duncan $1095 2 BR upper level home w/ 5 apps, carport ¾ 5799 Chesterfield Ave, Duncan $1195 3 BR 2 bth home w/ 4 apps, garage ¾ 1822 Deborah Drive, Duncan $1195 3 BR 1.5 bth home w/ 4 apps, workshop ¾ 1808 Stamps Rd, Duncan $1200 2BR 2bth cottage on country estate,5 apps ¾ 668 Kerr Dr, Duncan ’Genoa Bay’ $1200 2BR 2.5 bth ocean front home w/ 5 apps ¾ 1620 Wilmot Ave, Shawnigan Lk $1400 3 BR 2 bth home w/5apps,shed,dbl garage ¾ 4085 Balsam Dr, Cobble Hill $1500 3 BR 1.5 bth waterfront home w/ 5 apps ¾ 1737 Ordano Rd, Cow Bay$1500 + water 3 BR 2.5 bth home w/ 6 apps, $750 rebate ¾ 6369 Herons Pl, Duncan $1600 3 BR 2.5 bth home w/ 5 apps, dbl garage ¾ 2428 Liggett Rd, Mill Bay $1600 + water 3 BR 4 bth home w/ 7 apps, in-law suite For further info please visit our website at: www.rowanproperty.ca

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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.

CHEMAINUS, 10,000 sqft high quality building for lease. Could be storage, warehouse, sales, etc. Lease is negotiable. 250-715-5545

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.

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. COUNTRY CHARM (Cobble Hill)- 3 bdrms, 2 bath. $1350+utils. N/S, pets? (250)598-0624 (250)701-8776. 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 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 DUNCAN, bright 2 bdrm upper, hydro, gas & 5 appl’s incl’d.. NS. $950. Ref’s req. May 1st. (250)733-9858 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 LADYSMITH 3 bdrm, 2 storey home, small yard, NS/NP, D/W, $950 mo. Avail April. 15. Call 1-250-248-4816.

COTTAGES 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. 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 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 2 bdrm duplex, near hospital, new flooring & paint, $900 mo incls utils. Avail May 1st. Call 778-422-0078.

LIKE NEW 2-bdrm rancher. 5 appliances, wood stove, large yard. By McAdam Park. No partiers. NS/NP. $1100. Avail Now. Michelle (250)743-8043. MILL BAY- lrg 2 bdrm, ocean view, all appls, F/P, quiet, modern on 1/2 acre. Must be very clean. NS/NP, no drugs. $1100+ shared utils. Avail May 1. Call 250-929-3601. NORTH COWICHAN- small 1 bdrm house, large lot, F/S, W/D, separate garage. NS/NP. $700. Call (250)746-5290 Rowan Property Management Ltd. Has a large selection of homes & apartments for rent in the Cowichan Valley. Visit us at www.rowanproperty.ca or call (250)748-9090

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

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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

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

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

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

SUITES, LOWER CHEMAINUS: BACHELOR, kitchenette, W/D. Private bath & entrance. Walk to town. $600 utils incld. Avail May. 1st. Call (250)246-1546. CROFTON, 3 bdrm, close to school, new F&S & W/D, $900 + util’s. N/S. Avail now. (250)709-7115 778-422-2242 DUNCAN- 2 bdrm, priv ent, grd level, small yard, close to amenities. Laundry available. $795+ utils. NS/NP, no parties. Call 250-701-3213. DUNCAN, NEW 1+ bdrm main level, quiet person, sep ent/parking, private, F/S, W/D, N/S, N/P, $700. Utils incl. Avail immed. Call 250-746-1867. DUNCAN. 2-BDRM, private entrance, close to shopping, schools. 482 Chesterfield. $595./mo. Text me at (250)896-4248. DUNCAN- NEAR new 2 bdrm, F/S, W/D, D/W, outside smoking, responsible & quiet, near bus route, schools, shopping. Available Now. $750.+ utils. N/P. Refs req’d. Call (250)5974027 or (250)510-2105. MAPLE BAY - Properties, view, 2 bdrm, priv entry/deck, $900/mo incl’s hydro, cable & WiFi. F/S & insuite W/D. NS,NP. May 1. (250)710-0717 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 MILL BAY- ocean view, very clean, spacious, bright, quiet & private 1 bdrm. Your own entrance, yard and patio. F/P, F/S, W/D. $685+ 1/2 utils. Avail May 1. (250)929-3601. SHAWNIGAN LAKE. 1-bdrm bsmnt suite. Priv. entrance w/ parking. Pets cons, N/S, $750 mo incls hydro & basic cable. For viewing (250)743-1598. SHAWNIGAN LAKE 1 BDRM GROUND FLOOR SUITE. All util. incl., FREE WiFi & HDTV. On quiet cul-de-sac. Walk to Village. Private Deck. Sunny Garden View. No smoking, parties or pets. $675/mo. Avail. May 1st. 250-743-6754 SHAWNIGAN LAKE 1 bed/1 bath bright entry level suite. Located on a quiet cul-de-sac. Recently constructed. Separate entrance. $675.00 + utilities. F/S N/P N/S Available May 1st 250-661-6206 SOMENOS ROAD, North end. 1 Bdrm level entry. 2 acre property, garden. Private drive & parking. Full kitchen, W/D, full bath. $780. incl. heat/hydro/cble. Pet considered. May 1st. 250-746-6481.

SUITES, UPPER SHAWNIGAN LAKE- (West) lrg 3 Bdrm home, 1 bath, carport, garden, swim access, laundry, small pet? $1400+ utils, May 1. 250-514-7226.

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

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

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

LARGE ROOM fully furnished in lovely home in Duncan with walk-in closet & own bathroom. Walking distance to town, hospital. (250)746-9678.

DUNCAN, 2 bdrm lrg suite, F&S, washer, on bus route near Mt. Prevost School. N/P. Avail. now. $850/mo includes hydro. (250)715-7293 DUNCAN- 3-BDRM spotless executive home in prestigious neighbourhood. Spectacular views, fully self-contained, sep entrance. NS/NP. Avail now. $1350. incl util. 250-748-0668. DUNCAN, BRIGHT 2 bdrm, 900 sq ft, upper suite w/ private entrance, f/s, d/w, w/d, large deck in country setting, refs req, N/S, N/P, $1080 mo incls hydro. Avail immed. Call 250-715-7412. 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. DUNCAN: 2 bdrm w/ den on Sherman Rd. Inclds appls, big back yard, $1000. NP/NS. Avail now. (250)510-5526. UPPER LEVEL house, 3 bdrm, 2 bath. $950/m plus 1/2 Hydro. NP/NS, avail now. (250)746-3988

CRYSTAL CREEK Townhome. Avail now, 3 bdrm, 2 bath, W/D F/S, D/W, $950/mo+ util’s. 250-709-2646 DUNCAN 3-BDRM townhouse. Large yard, parking. F/S, W/D hook-up. (Immed). $1000./mo 250-516-8881.

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Curling ice not up to par

Slip, sliding away: Shot-making tricky at Victoria Curling Classic Don Bodger

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urling shots are tricky to make at the best of times, never mind when ice conditions are unpredictable. Participants in the Victoria Curling Classic were caught between a rock and a hard place, trying to ¿gure out Don Bodger/¿le the ice sheets at the Juan de Calling the shots for her team on tricky ice was like a guessing Fuca Rec Centre. game to Sarah Wark. There were uphills, downing shots.’’ hills, dips in the ice and all sorts of other Wark’s last rock picked during three hardships to overcome. consecutive ends at one stage. “It’s probably some of the trickiest ice “At least everybody was on the same we’ve ever played on,’’ said Sarah Wark, page out there,’’ she said. “I feel so bad who threw skip rocks for the valley ladies’ for the icemakers. It’s absolutely not their entry with Roz Craig, Michelle Allen and fault.’’ Simone Brosseau. Wark and her teammates still managed The icemakers weren’t the least bit to to win $2,500 in the competition for their blame, according to Wark. troubles. “The icemakers did a really good job After losing 8-1 to the Jones rink of with what they had to work with,’’ she Winnipeg, Wark and company defeated said. “The icemakers couldn’t get in till Calgary’s Cheryl Bernard 5-4 and then the night before (the event). They couldn’t Cathy Overton-Clapham of Winnipeg ¿x anything. They had to roll with what 7-4. An 8-3 loss to Calgary’s Shannon they had.’’ Kleibrink in the semi¿nals ended the It changed the entire complexion team’s run. of games for high-calibre men’s and Duncan’s Jason Montgomery and teamwomen’s teams. mates Miles Craig, Will Duggan and Josh “We’re not curling any better than your Hozack went 2-3 and failed to win any typical club curler,’’ said Wark. money in the highly-competitive men’s “We weren’t able to make any big excit- ¿eld.

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2008 HONDA CIVIC LX 4 door, auto, top of the line & fully loaded including rare power sunroof option. Babied by 1 owner, garage kept, hwy commuter (76k). Dealer maintained. Burgundy with factory 5 spoke alloy wheels & a set of winters tires on steel rims. Full power-train warranty until Dec. 20 2012. $14,250 o.b.o. 250-466-4156 92 JETTA 4 door, 5 spd, 4cyl, good cond. approx 250km, $800. (250)748-7660 RECREATIONAL VEHICLES FOR SALE

2007 - 35’ ALPHA SEEYA 5th wheel, triple axle, 2 slides, LOADED. $28,500 obo. View in Duncan. (778)422-1993

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Bulldogs lose three hard battles Cowichan football: Warriors pushed to the limit by players who refuse to quit

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ictory eluded all three Cowichan teams in Greater Victoria Minor Football Association games Saturday at McAdam Park against Westshore, but not from a lack of effort. The Pre-Atom Bulldogs fell 26-0, the atoms lost 13-6 and the peewees were beaten 14-6 in hard-fought battles with the visiting Warriors. Coach Jeff McDonald liked the effort of his pre-atoms that wasn’t reÀected in the score. “At the end we were moving the ball,’’ he said. Plenty of heart and determination was shown by the kids. The youngest Bulldogs gave up a touchdown on the ¿rst Warriors’ possession. But, as the game progressed, the players showed improvement. Eighty-¿ve percent of the team is composed of ¿rst-year players. The defence gave up three TDs in the ¿rst half, but proved tougher to

Senior rugby: Pilon, Davis and Parcells lead the way in a shutout victory Don Bodger

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busy stretch of games continued last Thursday for the Cowichan Secondary School T-Birds boys’ rugby team. The T-Birds went to Cedar and posted a convincing 39-0 victory, dominating from start to ¿nish. Dylan Pilon scored two tries while singles came from Brandon Kirton, Darren Parcells, Zac Iwasyk, Brighton Lowood and Cam Blair-Speirs. Lowood also kicked a pair of conversions. Pilon and Seth Davis both made solid attacking runs, according to coach Ron Glass, while Parcells was a standout with solid tackling and thunderous carries. It was a great development opportunity for Cowichan against a weaker Cedar side. Cowichan is entered in the island seven aside tournament Friday at UVic in a pool with Oak Bay, Vanier and Glenlyon.

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WATER WANDS & NOZZLES Don Bodger

Ground gain is made by the Cowichan Peewee Bulldogs’ Karl Mattison despite the persistence of Westshore tacklers Saturday at McAdam Park. score against in the second half. Wyatt Atkinson was cited by McDonald for his great two-way play. William Hardman broke through for the longest Cowichan run of the day while defensive stands in the second half were made with the help of Robert James, Sawyer Ellison and Grif¿n Ellison. The Peewee Bulldogs broke the

shutout against Westshore with a fourth-quarter TD from Karl Mattison. “We’ve just got to get consistent,’’ said coach Junior Charles. “They actually look pretty good. It’s just about playing a full game.’’ The team lost two players after the ¿rst exhibition scrimmage against Nanaimo due to injuries.

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Club volleyball program strong

Aussies invade valley

Serving the community: Lots of options at different levels for players of all ages Don Bodger

International Åavour: Cal Cup field hockey team confidence grows

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lub volleyball teams in the valley are serving the needs of players looking to play the game more often and at a higher level. The Edge Volleyball Club’s Under 14 girls’ team consists of seven players from Duncan Christian School and three from Nanaimo. “We started last year here and we had a U18 team,’’ said coach Mary Joan Visscher from DCS. “Now, they’ve all graduated and we’ve started younger again.’’ The provincials are at the end of April in Abbotsford. With only a handful of practices under its belt, the team played in the island tournament at Spectrum and did very well. “They had some fabulous opportunities to learn from them and they did,’’ said Visscher. The team ended up in the Tier 2 section after pool play. Meanwhile, Olivia Bakker, Rachel Bakker and Chantal Bouchard of DCS are playing for the U18 Shock with Brentwood College and Frances Kelsey girls, coached by Jill Fougner. Megan Groenendijk of DCS is playing U18 in Nanaimo. Samantha Davison and Kayli Wiersma of DCS are with the U16 team in Mill Bay. DCS also has its atomic program going for ages 9 to 12. “It’s de¿nitely something we want to build in the community,’’ said Visscher.

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Making a play for the ball are Kelsey Hendy, left, of the Australia Under 18s and Krystyna Neal of the Cowichan Crusaders’ Cal Cup team, wearing her Canadian jersey, during Äeld hockey action at Shawnigan Lake School.

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earing those Canadian jerseys is really bringing out the pride and con¿dence of the Cowichan Crusaders’ Cal Cup ¿eld hockey team. The girls took on an Australian U18 group in a pair of exhibition games last week, winning 4-1 at Shawnigan Lake last Thursday and 2-1 at UVic Friday. “It felt like a real international match,’’ said Cowichan co-coach Dan Cleemoff. “It was good for the girls. It boosted the con¿dence of the team. They are starting to come together a little bit.’’ The Crusaders will be playing in the Cal Cup tournament in California next month. The Aussies, called the Wanderers, have literally been doing that — going from place to place on tour. “It’s like one of those touring companies,’’ said Cleemoff. “They’re from all over Australia. They’re all different levels. They didn’t meet each other till they got on the plane to come here.’’ It was about much more than ¿eld hockey for both sides. The girls were all billeted to experience a true cultural exchange. “They really appreciated that,’’ said Cleemoff. “They’ve been on the road the whole time.’’

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Tourney title on Cow Cafe menu Rec hockey: Shooters can’t find the target during a shutout loss in the final

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he beef was in the Cow Cafe lineup. The Cow Cafe team staked its claim as the No. 1 team in the Duncan men’s rec hockey tournament, beating the Shooters 6-0 in the ¿nal. “There was probably nine or 10 of us that play on the team through the year,’’ said Cow Cafe’s Darin Lashman. “We picked up four guys.’’ Six members of the team are from the Buccaneers and a couple from the Titans of the Mill Bay Rec Hockey League, who can’t regularly play for the Cow Cafe because of a scheduling conÀict Sundays. The 10 teams were split into two divisions of ¿ve. Even though there were no semi¿nals, the last games in each division turned out like that. Cow Cafe beat out the younger Ol’ Hustlers and the Shooters defeated a

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Room runs out for Brian DeLeeuw of the Possum Lodgers, as he’s stood up by Ricky Mann of Cow Cafe at Cowichan Arena in the Duncan men’s rec hockey tournament. Cow Cafe won 7-2 and went on to take Ärst place in the tournament. Shawnigan Lake team for ¿rst place Beavers and Possum Lodgers en in the respective divisions that led to route to the ¿nal. Pat Papineau led Cow Cafe over a meeting in the ¿nal. Cow Cafe also beat the Leafs, the Shooters with two goals.

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DCS players in all-star games

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Megan Groenendijk and Eric Seo of Duncan Christian School were selected to play in their respective island all-star basketball games at St. Margaret’s School in Victoria. Groenendijk and the

North Island girls’ team lost to the South 72-64. Seo and his North Island boys’ B team defeated the South 84-76. There was also a boys’ A game, won by the South over the North 81-75.

Standing on Guard Kevin Stewart will be standing on guard at the Vancouver Canucks’ playoff game against Los Angeles in Vancouver Friday. Stewart won a contest with the Canucks. He will skate around with the team in warm-up and stand on the blue line for O Canada with them.

Cricket’s birth in Cowichan goes back 100 years Centennial celebration: Special events planned Don Bodger

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hile the sinking of the Titanic will obviously be remembered as the most signi¿cant event of 1912, it’s also the 100th anniversary of the Cowichan Cricket and Sports Club. The club has enjoyed a long and illustrious history in the valley and will mark the special occasion with several commemorative matches and events this summer. The ¿rst will be the XL Centennial Festival match in honour of Peter Clarke July 12. The Cowichan XL side takes on the Vagabonds that day. Aug. 2 will bring the current Cowichan XI side together with an International Selects XI for the Centennial celebration match. The Incogs of the Victoria and District Cricket Association are also marking their 100th anniversary this year and Cowichan plans to get together with them at some point at St. Michael’s University School in Victoria. The Cowichan Centennial gala dinner will be at Shawnigan Lake School’s Derek Hyde-Lay Pavilion on Aug. 21. The club’s Centennial will honour the past, celebrate the present and enhance the future of the sport in Cowichan. Ironically, the club enlisted 100 mem-

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bers when it was formed in 1912, paying a registration cost of $5 for the year. Col. Hobday was the ¿rst president and E.W. Carr-Hilton the ¿rst captain. Ten of the inaugural members were tragically killed in the First World War. The club has stood the test of time through glory days and many hardships. Howard Martin hasn’t been around for the full 100 years, but arrived from England in 1969 and turned into a club mainstay after playing his ¿rst game in 1970. Martin, 71, labels himself the man-

Cricket legend Howard Martin, left, oversees all facets of the club’s operations at Elford Road. He’s also in the front row, second from left, of the 1972 Cowichan team. See how many more you can recognize. ager of the club, very much alive, including here in Cobrought in on a regular basis ever since. attending to every wichan. Cricket heritage has obviously “It’s their off-season,’’ said Martin. detail pertaining to the team and the cur- meant a lot to keep the game going in “They like their year away or their time rent Elford Road grounds in Shawnigan Canada. away.’’ Lake. “Things were lean in the early ‘80s,’’ By 1989, things were also picking He praises Peter Lord, Tim Lord and recalls Martin. “There were times I up and “we found local people coming Clarke who were all involved with the thought we were going to fold.’’ back to the valley,’’ said Martin. club before him. A trend that continues to this day There was another hiccup in 2005, but “When I came here, those three were began in 1989 when Ben Harris arrived by 2006, “we got a good response from playing and still involved one way or from New Zealand for a short stint to people who were just bit players with another,’’ said Martin. play for the club. other clubs,’’ Martin explained. “When I came in 1970, people said “Anybody who’s been around cricket The club is on stable ground with its cricket’s dying.’’ for the last 20 or 30 years remembers current 24-acre site on a 99-year lease Martin has heard the same thing many Ben,’’ said Martin. from Cricket Canada that doesn’t expire times over the years, but cricket remains Australians and Kiwis have been until 2084.

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