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Calgary man missing, presumed drowned after riverside fall Caution urged: Weekend search called off after vacation tragedy

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Kalliana King poses with Gov. Gen. David Johnston in Rideau Hall Tuesday.

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Kalli ofÄcially a Caring Canadian For unselÄsh service: Cow Bay pre-teen one of just two B.C. residents to win 2012 honour Krista Siefken

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owichan Bay kid Kalliana King just added another prestigious award to her growing list of accolades. The 11-year-old who dyed her hair pink then shaved it off to singlehandedly raise $14,600 for Muscular Dystrophy Canada picked up the Governor General’s Caring Canadian Award at Rideau Hall in Ottawa Tuesday. She was one of just 28 Canadians to receive the award from Gov. Gen. David Johnston on April 17. “The Governor General’s Caring Canadian Award recognizes living Canadians and permanent residents who have made a signiÂżcant, sustained, unpaid contribution to their community, in Canada, or abroad,â€? a press release states. “Often working

behind the scenes, these individuals volunteer their time and efforts to help their fellow citizens. The award also brings to light the example set by volunteers, whose compassion and engagement are a part of our Canadian character.â€? King has also received a B.C. Community Achievement Award — she is the youngest person to ever receive that honour — in addition to Muscular Dystrophy Canada’s Volunteer of the Year and Courage to Inspire awards. Her selĂ€ess effort began when she was just eight years old, after a boy in her class shaved his hair for cancer research and awareness. King asked her mom if she could do the same for a different cause. “I chose muscular dystrophy because one of our family friends was diagnosed with muscular dystrophy when he was very little, and I’d been thinking about all those other

little kids who don’t get the chance to play hockey or play soccer,â€? said King in a 2011 interview with the News Leader Pictorial. “And I just thought, ‘OK, I’ll try and raise lots of money for this cause and send it to Muscular Dystrophy Canada, and hopefully that’ll help them get more medicine and machinery, and help (kids) get better.â€? King set a goal of $50 and started going door-to-door on her street. Then she upped the goal to $100 and starting knocking on doors on her grandmother’s street. “Then, just as I was about to shave off all my hair, the Âżre department at Mesachie Lake, they just starting throwing in money, and that’s how I got to a total of $14,000,â€? King said. The Caring Canadian Award was created in 1995. King is just one of two British Columbians to receive the award during this recent round of 28 inductees.

olice have identiÂżed William Shearer as the man who went missing after he fell into the Cowichan River on Friday night. The 58-year-old Calgary man fell into the river just before midnight, prompting an extensive air, ground and water search that was called off on Sunday at 5 p.m. “His brother, who (Shearer) was visiting, has property that is adjacent to the river,â€? explained Lake Cowichan Sgt. Dave Voller. “They were sitting around the campÂżre, having a couple of refreshments, then (Shearer) walked over to the river and there was a splash. It sounds like he fell in.â€? Lake Cowichan RCMP, Âżre department, and paramedics attended the scene at Greendale Road in Lake Cowichan, then called in Cowichan Valley Search and Rescue, which conducted ground and river searches during the night. Search manager Christopher Comars said SAR’s swift-water team, equipped with dry suits, head lamps and inĂ€atable kayaks, were on the river within an hour or so. SAR also set up a downstream containment team on the bridge at Skutz Falls, boasting a million-candle handheld search light, while ground searchers patrolled the river bank. “The inĂ€atable kayaks searched the area where the person went into the water, but then (around 3 a.m.) the mist rolled in and we had to take them in because visibility was reduced to essentially zero,â€? Comars said. But the team was back out again on Saturday. “Help came in from Juan de Fuca SAR and Nanaimo SAR, and we had a Âżxedwing aircraft plus the RCMP helicopter (patrolling the air),â€? said Comars. “We

re-searched the areas we had covered in darkness, and searched a lot of areas we couldn’t get to the night before. “We found no evidence of the gentleman at all.� On Sunday, SAR volunteers were joined by the RCMP dive team, re-searching areas and covering new ground. “River searches tend to be fairly dynamic, so it often pays to go and revisit areas that have been covered once, particularly as you move downstream,� said Comars. “There are a lot of obstructions in the river (right now), and that plays a part. The water isn’t extraordinarily high, but it’s fairly high, very fast and very dangerous, especially for those who lack equipment, or training, or happen to get into the water by misadventure.� The search effort was assisted by the people of Lake Cowichan, Comars added. For example, a local guide provided a boat to assist the RCMP dive team. And that support is typical in communities such as Lake Cowichan and Duncan during search efforts, he said. However, despite the exhaustive search, by 5 p.m. Sunday, Shearer had not been located, and the search was called off. “Virtually every avenue of search was addressed,� Voller told the News Leader Pictorial on Monday morning. “Something may happen when the river drops, but it’s hard to say. “We have every reason to believe (Shearer) is in the river.� Voller issued a reminder to be vigilant near the river, especially in the spring. “With the warmer weather, people are up around the river more, but there’s a large amount of water running through,� he explained. That means that spots people have safely gone before in the summer months are more dangerous in the spring. “People need to exercise caution,� he said.





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Crucial Catalyst creditor meeting postponed until early May The potential fate of the Crofton pulp-and-paper mill has been set back to May 2. Catalyst Paper announced Tuesday’s meetings of its secured and unsecured creditors, to consider a restructuring plan of arrangement under the Companies’ Creditors Arrangement Act, have been changed from April 23. The rescheduled meetings happen at Rich-

mond’s Delta Vancouver Airport Hotel, at 10 a.m. for unsecured creditors and 11 a.m. for the first lien noteholders. The court date to sanction and approve a voted plan of arrangement has also been rescheduled to May 7, from April 25. Those new dates were set to handle courtscheduling issues with the original dates.

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The revised schedule also gives court monitor, PricewaterhouseCoopers Inc., and Catalyst more time to finish the accounting review and verification requirements tied to the creditor-claims process. Claims must still be filed with the monitor by 5 p.m. on April 18. Details about the plan of arrangement and the creditor meetings are filed on

ogger, valley businessman and RV rover Ken Williams was remembered by his many friends and family members Sunday after his accidental death last week. He was 82. Daughter Sandra Quesnel explained her father died doing what he loved: falling a tree. “Contrary to police reports, my dad wasn’t alone when it happened,’’ Quesnel said, noting her husband was helping with the job Tuesday when the mature tree hit Williams. “It was a pure-and-simple accident; it was instant.’’ The tragedy left Williams’ wife of 63 years,

Josie, plus three kids and four grandchildren. Williams knew the dangers of logging all too well, Quesnel explained. “He had ¿ve accidents in his life, and we thought he was gone, but he recovered. “One time, he was squashed by logs at Slegg’s Mill at Cowichan Bay in early ‘60s. He was truly devoted to forestry.” But not to valuable timber left rotting in the woods, she noted. “Dad was a contract logger for years, and he was appalled at the waste wood left in the bush by the forest industry. “He bought his ¿rst logging truck at 18, and gradually acquired equipment until he had his own logging company, Ken Williams Logging.” His local ¿rm later became Kendon Recovery, cutting lumber at Williams’ Glenora sawmill. “It burnt down in 1993,” Quesnel said. “It was an arson ¿re but the culprit was never caught.” The native Victorian soldiered on, telling

stories about tough life in Cowichan and making many friends, such as the late valley historian-logger Jack Fleetwood and others. “Dad loved to tell his children how he had a job and was supporting himself and buying all his own clothing by the time he was 12,” the family’s obituary reads. “He was unique in travelling 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.” After the sawmill disaster, the Williamses used their motorhome to reach Alaska to Mexico. Williams also started the Vancouver Islanders chapter of Family Motor-Coach Association in 2001. “He was the original hyperactive kid his whole life; he just went for it and did things on this own terms,” Quesnel said, noting her father’s favourite saying. “Sure had a good run.”

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Saanich woman last seen vacationing in the Cowichan area has become a missing person. Shirley Burstall, 75, was last seen on April 5 at a gas station in Ladysmith. She’d spent the previous ¿ve days vacationing in Chemainus, but no one is sure where she was headed after ¿lling up her car. She hasn’t been seen since. Burstall, described by her daughter as “healthy, vibrant, intelligent and active” has left family concerned for her safety and well being. “I think something happened on the afternoon of the ¿fth,” said her daughter Chris, 47. “Nothing that happened indicates she had any plans to go anywhere. It’s scary. It just doesn’t feel real.” Chris said she talks and texts with her mom on a daily basis. On Easter Sunday, after not hearing from her mom for a couple days, Chris attempted to make contact multiple times. “On Tuesday I texted her and said I was very worried, upset and not sleeping; if she did not respond I would be ¿lling a missing persons report. ‘This is your 24-hour notice,’” Chris said about what she texted. Saanich police Sgt. Dean Jantzen said the family ¿led a missing person’s report on Wednesday, April 11, nearly a week after they had last heard from her. “It’s a bit of a mystery right now. We had a helicopter up

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amberton is a prime example of why residents should feel con¿dent about the potential of south Cowichan, according to B.C.’s community development minister. “I think south Cowichan has investor con¿dence in a time when the economic situation hasn’t been stabilized,” said Minister of Community, Ida Chong at an April 12 South Cowichan Chamber of Commerce luncheon. “That says a lot about the potential of this area. It will take a lot of jobs and families to create growth here, which will bring in dollars.” The Arbutus Ridge Golf and Country Club luncheon was buzzing with the CVRD con¿rmation of the Bamberton industrial park, a development expect to lead to the investment of $810 million into south Cowichan. Eight of nine CVRD directors voted for the new plan, which sets aside nearly 40,000 square

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Chong’s speech focused on the importance of good leadership at a community level in light of the recession many Canadians are still reeling from. “Canada is not different, B.C. is not different,” she said. “Canada has the best monetary system in place. People from the outside looking in is what will make the difference,” she added, explaining Canada’s triple-A credit rating and the con¿dence foreign investors have in B.C. development. Bamberton makes sense because industry and busi-

ness will be well developed when residential use moves in, according South Cowichan leader, Gerry Giles, who fully supported both Chong’s message and the new project. “It has been an uphill battle for a great project that has been a long time coming,” she said. CVRD Chairman, Rob Hutchins gave a lengthy presentation as to why business and industrial investment are vital right now. “The voice of reason will come through. The last thing you want is no investment, no money. For young people, the only thing to do is move away,” said Hutchins. At the end of the meeting, Bamberton Properties development manager Ross Tennant made a brief appearance stating Bamberton is a site of prominence and that he is thrilled about the mandate. “We are very appreciative of the support by the community as expressed by the CVRD board. We look forward to helping the development of the local area,” he said in a press release.


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North Cowichan Council gives notice that effective immediately, Regular Council meetings will be held at 3:00 p.m. on the first and third Wednesday of every month in 2012, with the exception of August 1. In addition, Regular Council (Committee of the Whole) meetings will be held at 6:00 p.m. on the second and fourth Tuesday of every month in 2012, with the exception of July 24, August 14 and 28, September 25 and December 25. Meetings will be held in the Council Chambers of the North Cowichan Municipal Hall, 7030 Trans Canada Highway, Duncan, B.C. A schedule of Regular Council meetings is posted on the website ( and on the Municipal Hall bulletin board.

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uncan’s 2012 tax hikes are comparatively small this year, due to a recently announced policingcost holiday after Totem Town’s population dipped under the 5,000 policing-bill threshold. That means owners of average city homes will pay about $40 more this year — a 3.5 per cent hike — while commercial property owners heft a $25 average boost for a .47 per cent tax hop.

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Bamberton industrial expansion gets ofÄcial CVRD rubber stamp Stars align: 100 years after Bamberton opened, new rezoning approved Krista Siefken

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s expected, Cowichan Valley Regional District directors have approved industrial expansion at Bamberton. They adopted the developer’s rezoning application Wednesday. “I would just like to say that I think the stars have aligned on this project,â€? Mill Bay/Malahat Director Mike Walker said moments before directors approved the rezoning. “For south Cowichan and ‌ the whole Cowichan Valley, this is going to be a deÂżnite asset and addition, and I’m going to be looking forward to working with the applicants over the next number of years to make sure that their vision and our vision of the community align as well.â€? Three Point Properties plans to use two large parcels of the

south-Cowichan property for lightindustrial, commercial, and outdoor recreational use. Development point man Ross Tennant said the project could bring $810 million in jobs and other spinoffs to the community. “We’ve had a number of companies express interest in coming to the site, so now we need to look at what they do and make sure it conforms with zoning and then propose a plan back to the CVRD and apply for development permits,� Tennant said following Wednesday’s meeting. There’s already been interest from adventure tourism businesses such as WildPlay, Tennant said. It was just a little more than a year ago that developer Three Point Properties pulled the plug on its massive residential plan for the Bamberton site. But they came back with a new, smaller-scale plan for industrial and commercial use on the property, and the project went to public hearing at the end of January. Armed with feedback from that public hearing, directors voted almost unanimously in favour of

the rezoning application on Feb. 8, and then waited for Ministry of Transportation approval and a series of covenants to Mike Walker: bbe registered. stars aligned Final adoption happened at April 12’s board meeting, with one director (Sahtlam Director Loren Duncan) opposed. “We’re pleased to have the mandate to get started, to go from planning n to doing. We’ve never been b here before,� Tennant said. “And it’s interesting that Ross Tennant: this t happened much interest on the 100year y anniversary of the plant. It opened in 1912, so this is kind of 100 years in the making.�





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Politicians not developing our EDC investment Mandate lacking: Goals and measuring sticks needed


e remember the discussion back at the turn of the millenium, in the days when quote machines like Rex Hollett, Richard Hughes and Joe Allan dominated Cowichan Valley Regional District debate. Then, as now, virtually every director was in favour of the concept of economic development. Less certain was the commitment to spending money on making it happen. Eventually the board approved spending about $250,000 to create an economic function in the CVRD budget, hire staff to manage it, and appoint a volunteer commission to advise it. It happened with political words of Economic de- caution about politicians keeping a close on the function to make sure the taxvelopment is a eye payer investment was being protected. In the decade since, the board has results-based certainly demonstrated its commitment business to the economic development concept; funding has increased nearly four-fold. But the watchdog eye seems to have wandered. The EDC has certainly done its fair share of tourism and business investment promotion, helped some potential new businesses with background and start-up information and been the launching pad for several reports and studies. What it has not done is produce tangible evidence of its success in developing the local economy. We’re not saying it had none — on the contrary, we believe it has had its share. We are saying the organization has not been given a clear mandate of the measurable goals it needs to reach. And for that, we blame the politicians. It’s not about hard work and ideas. It’s about results. We expect the EDC to attract investment in Cowichan. That’s why we support it with our tax dollars. It’s up to the politicians to set the mandate, create the measuring sticks and be accountable for making sure results happen.

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

This we like Cowichan’s push to get another entry in the Guinness Book of World Records comes to a head this Friday. The valley will be stepping up at the Cowichan Sportsplex and a variety of other locations. Will our mass fitness workout attempt join the Big Stick in impressing Guinness Book editors? We find out in a few days. See you there.

Cobble Hill kids work out in preparation for Friday.

Energy co-op could replace mill revenues Robert Douglas

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orth Cowichan council is recommending a complete overhaul of the municipality’s tax structure in order to reduce its dependence on the Crofton mill. Residents will be paying for the tax shift, with an increase of $275 to the average homeowner and a decrease of $2.7 million for heavy industry, all to be phased in during a two-year period. According to council, the tax shift will leave us better prepared if Catalyst Paper shuts down the Crofton mill. North Cowichan’s ¿scal situation, which is mirrored in communities across Canada, can be traced to several root causes. Local governments are restricted to a very narrow range of revenue sources and as a result are excessively reliant on property taxes. Creating further dif¿culties, senior levels of government have been off-loading more and

more responsibilities to the municipal level without transferring adequate ¿nancial resources, forcing many municipalities to raise property taxes just to keep up. The long-term solution to the municipal ¿nancing problem, however, can’t simply be to raise property taxes for homeowners, or to shift the tax burden from industry to residents. What North Cowichan and other municipalities need to do is grow and diversify their revenue sources, and one way to do this is through energy sales. A growing number of municipalities across the industrialized world are creating municipally owned utilities to sell renewable energy for heating and electricity — and in the process are solving more than a few problems. A few years ago the City of Revelstoke built a district heating system that uses wood waste from a local sawmill to ¿re a biomass boiler, which provides steam heat to the mill. The rest is transferred to the downtown core where it heats a variety of commercial and

Every time we say goodbye to a member of the family it hurts. The big family that is the Cowichan Valley is doing its share of hurting right now as it says its goodbyes to North Cowichan icon Rex Hollett. There have been few who dedicated as much time in the past 50 years to this community. Thoughts and prayers to Georgina and the family.


institutional buildings. The project will soon be generating a pro¿t, providing the city with a new revenue source. Many rural municipalities in Germany are taking a similar approach, producing renewable energy with the goal of eventually meeting 100 per cent of their local energy needs. One community recently reached total selfsupply, producing its complete heat and electricity supply from bioenergy (i.e. liquid manure and wood chips). The additional turnover from renewable energies for German rural areas is more than $14 billion per year, bringing in an additional $1.2 billion to municipal coffers. North Cowichan could also partner with the local population and community groups to create a co-operative for selling renewable energy — either directly to residents or to BC Hydro. Energy co-operatives are common in many parts of Europe, and there are even some in

B.C., such as the Peace Energy Co-operative in Dawson Creek. Besides creating new sources of municipal revenue, energy utilities and co-operatives can replace fossil fuels, ¿ght climate change, protect communities from rising global energy prices and volatility, create employment for tradespeople and farmers, and keep millions of dollars in the community that would otherwise be spent on importing energy. It is time for our local decision-makers to use their imaginations and come up with some new ideas for municipal revenue sources. And as far as I am concerned, there is no better place to start than investing in renewable energy.

Rob Douglas writes monthly for the Cowichan News Leader Pictorial. He can be reached at douglas.robert.g@gmail. com

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Should alcohol be allowed in movie theatres? “I like the idea of it staying alcohol-free for family movies. If it’s rated-R, why not?”

Zabrina Nelson, Chemainus

“If they can manage it well, yes, but there has to be a way to make sure people aren’t smuggling alcohol in.”

Bruce Thompson, Duncan

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A visitor centre is an archaic waste of money

Dear editor In this age of the internet and websites, it is a waste of taxpayer money to invest in bricks and mortar for a new facility. The North Cowichan taxpayer is being forced to guarantee a loan for the facility, and to upgrade the infrastructure at the proposed location, at a possible total cost of more than $500,000. Instead of a new facility, money should be directed to develop a tourist website that allows businesses and attractions to interface with the tourist website such as used in social networking. The cost would be much lower and no permanent maintenance or other staff would be required at the location. Everyone I know who plans a holiday, does it on the web. With smart phones, tablets, and GPS technology, travellers have immediate access to information while they are on the go. No one drops into these locations for information any more — it’s available on the web. The proposed municipal tourist centre business model is as obsolete as the horse and carriage when the car was invented. This is yet another example of North Cowichan’s council committing taxpayer dollars for the wants of a few, not the needs of the community. Don Swiatlowski

In my opinion: Our operation seems efficient, but let outsiders judge


orth Cowichan budget talks have been going on in an atmosphere where a group of vocal critics has been telling us — repeatedly — we are inef¿cient, and that we are engaging in all manner of unnecessary projects. Our entire operation has been caricatured as though our public works crews do nothing but lean on their proverbial shovels, and our secretarial and administrative workers are generally asleep at their desks by mid-day and go home early. And, apparently, we’re paying them way too much money. We’ve been told to cut our staff and “freeze all spending.” Here are some facts. The so-called “core budget” — the money needed Rob Kernachan to provide road maintenance, parks, garbage collecThe death of former longtime North Cowichan Mayor Rex Hollett has sparked an outpouring of tributes from the tion, water and sewer, etc — is up by less than four community. per cent this year, less than $40 per average home. North Cowichan love and peace to his family and friends. That includes the municipal hall expansion. Dear editor Carol Barton Given the ever-increasing and externally-imposed Wonderful man, beautiful family — he will be comments submitted online at Tributes pour in for iconic North costs of things such as hydro and fuel, that’s not a missed. bad number. I would defy most households in the Cowichan politician Virginia Greig Blatchford Dear editor Cowichan Valley to show their cost of living hasn’t Last week’s obituary for the late North Cowcomments submitted online at Amen, Carol. My thoughts are with his family. gone up by a similar amount in the past year. ichan Mayor Rex Hollett led to a Àood of tributes M. Glen Bowden The other interesting part of the discussion has from the community: Dear editor comments submitted online at been the tax shift away from our heavy-industry Dear editor I feel for those left behind, yet Rex leaves good taxpayer class, embodied primarily by the Catalyst Mayor Hollett, or Rex, with sadness I write memories. Dear editor mill in Crofton. Initially, we were looking at a shift about a man who gave to his community, asking Val McCutcheon Mayor Hollett, you made a difference and North of up to $350 per average home. The ¿nal vote is nothing in return. I for one shall miss him! To comments submitted online at Cowichan is a better place because you cared and yet to come, but council worked it down to $137.50 Rex’s beautiful bride, Georgina, and Rex’s family, you gave. For that we owe you our thanks. for this year, with approval in principle for the same our deepest sympathy. Dear editor Tom Walker amount next year. Ellen Bootsma Rex Hollett was a politician of the what-youcomments submitted online at I voted in favour in part because we have been comments submitted online at see-is-what-you-get variety. Seldom, if ever, were hearing quite clearly the larger shift is simply Dear editor you left wondering what he really thought. He unaffordable for a lot of our taxpayers. But more Dear editor was generous man with a great sense of humour A great loss to the community. A very spirited importantly, I went for the lower shift to buy some Having dealt with Rex on many environmental and fun. Rex had street savvy all too infrequent in adversary. I’ll never forget the day he installed time, so we can take a broader look at some of the issues, mostly concerning the Cowichan estuary, the political mix today. He was a man of his word his “Hollett for Mayor” sign at the top of the old core questions surrounding the way we do business. you always knew where Rex stood — for jobs in who earned respect of those from all persuasions. Àagpole at Somenos Marsh. RIP. I intend to introduce a motion that council consider the Cowichan Valley. He was a decent, fair man Paul Fletcher He will be missed. the idea of a full ef¿ciency audit, conducted by the who did what he thought was right — a good Richard Hughes comments submitted online at new of¿ce of the Municipal Auditor General. It citizen. comments submitted online at will give us the bene¿t of outside experts looking at Boon Collins our operation, at no actual cost to the municipality Friday delivery a bad idea comments submitted online at Dear editor other than the staff time needed to put some reports Dear editor He gave me hope on more than one occasion, together for these auditors. I would like to know what (North Cowichan) w when my spirit was Àagging. He loved God ¿rst Let me be clear: I don’t buy most of the criticism was thinking having the compost bins delivaand that was reÀected in all that he was. that’s been levelled at us. I wholeheartedly believe ered on the Friday of a long weekend. Frances F Marylou Spencer As I drove through my neighbourhood I was our staff when they tell us we run a pretty lean ship. comments c submitted online at “Do you support paving a road to Mount Prevost In fact, the numbers I’ve seen consistently show that made quite aware of which of my neighbours park?” we are running one of the most ef¿cient municiwent away for the weekend. What a great Dear D editor You answered: (104 votes) pal operations in the entire province. Our actual opportunity for a thief to also know who went Rex Hollett was a hard worker who cared about expenses per capita are among the lowest in B.C., away, and which houses were empty. 77 per cent NO ppeople and his community and he and his wife which tells me taxpayers are getting good value. I guess lucky for me we were home all weekGeorgina raised a wonderful family and contribG But given the atmosphere, I believe council can no end. Great planning, guys. To vote on the next Question of the Week, log onto the uuted a lot to their community and elsewhere. He longer expect taxpayers to simply accept our word Karen Hankins web poll at will be missed. Praying God’s comfort, strength, w for it. For better or worse, we are perceived as being North Cowichan too attached to the status quo to make objective judgements. Which is why it’s time to bring in some independant, outside experts to have a look at these issues for us. Perhaps the Municipal Auditor General’s people will ¿nd some room for improvement, in which Here are some tips: Keep it short — 300 words or less; Keep it local — letters raised in We want to hear your opinion on just about any matter of local interest. case we might be able to negate the need for the response to issues raised in our pages get top priority; Keep it clean — attack the issue, Here’s how to send it to us: not the individual. • Email your thoughts to second half of the tax shift next year. 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Pesky trafÄc lights at Canada and Trunk roads retimed Signal pattern: wait times reduced at intersection to avoid confusion Peter W. Rusland

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uncan’s traf¿c signals at Canada Avenue and Trunk Road, and Cowichan Way and Trunk, are being rejigged to introduce a new signal pattern, staff said Thursday. The new pattern will save some current wait

times, and park confusion at the intersections. New signals will be timed to run in a programmed sequence from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. Overnight, signals will respond to cars as they arrive. Pedestrian crossings have been considered in the signal change, and are designed to ensure pedestrian-crossing signals happen at the earliest opportunity, staff says in a press release.

New signals will help clarify — for drivers and pedestrians — sequence of traf¿c Àow. Signals will also ensure safety of drivers and pedestrians through intersections and across railroad tracks, and include a new signal display for left turns from Trunk onto Canada. Staff noted the new signal is not a left-turn arrow, but a solid green signal. Left turns will always yield to oncoming traf¿c, and when lefts are permitted onto Canada there may be oncoming traf¿c on Trunk. Eastbound through traf¿c (toward the highway)

on Trunk will, at times, have a red signal light, while traf¿c in the left-turn lane (onto Canada) will have a green. All lane con¿gurations remain unchanged. The traf¿c signal operations being introduced are uniquely designed for Duncan’s busy downtown corner, and have been adjusted to local conditions, staff noted. For more, call Duncan public works chief Abbas Farahbakhsh at 250-746-5321, or Nadine King of Boulevard Transportation Group at 250388-9877.


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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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Open House The District of North Cowichan invites you to attend an Open House to provide you with information concerning a proposed amendment to the Official Community Plan in regards to the Urban Containment Boundary (between Morton Way and Norcross Road), and to designate a portion of 6562 Bell McKinnon Road (both located) along the Trans-Canada Highway as “Highway Service Commercial”. In addition, if Council approves the proposed designation then that portion of 6562 Bell McKinnon Road is proposed to be

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National Volunteer Week April 15-21, 2012 Volunteers: Passion. Action. Impact.

Cancer campaign comes-a-knocking Ann Andersen

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ne knock on the door at a time; one conversation at a time; one donation at a time. That’s how door-todoor canvassers raise funds through the Cancer Society’s April campaign month. And many do it year after year; and campaign after campaign. “I’m really looking forward to it again this year,” says 51-year Chemainus resident Peggy Mankelow who’s canvassed for the fundraising campaign for 37 years. “I must be stuck in a rut,” she laughs. Mankelow, who canvasses homes on her own Howe Road, says she’s considered retiring a few times. “But then someone you know gets cancer, so you just keep on doing it,” she says. She’s well aware the money raised during the annual campaign goes to research, prevention, treatment and awareness of the disease. Although statistics have improved during the past decades, they are still overwhelming. Cancer is the leading cause of

Canadian Cancer Society volunteer Tammy Howatt unloads a box of 50 daffodils to Carole Hourigan, who will be delivering to residential and commercial residents during the annual Canadian Cancer Society Cowichan Unit Daffodil Campaign premature death in Canada. Every seven minutes, two Canadians are diagnosed with cancer and one dies from it every seven and one half minutes. And cancer is something 19-yearold Christina MacDonald knows all about. MacDonald was diagnosed with leukemia when she was seven and

Cancer daffodil campaign to continue The Cancer Society’s B.C. Yukon Division has confirmed its annual cut daffodil campaign will continue elsewhere in the province and the country. The question is whether it will happen here. According to the local branch of the society, the bloom campaign is being phased out after this year in favour of pins. Tracie Clayton, the Cancer Society’s annual giving co-ordinator for Vancouver Island, told the News Leader Pictorial the reason is the local daffodil campaign needs co-ordinators. Without a local co-ordinating committee there’s no cut daffodils, “Sometimes, committee members who’ve been doing the cut flowers for a long time feel it’s time to step down, so they need to be replaced. For a local daffodil campaign to go ahead, there needs to be volunteers,” she said. “The daffodil pin is to complement our canvassing and cut flower campaigns.” Pins are available at 160 boxes dispersed in businesses and offices throughout the Cowichan Valley.

spent two and one half years undergoing chemotherapy. “I want to help raise funds,” she told the News Leader Pictorial. In her ¿rst year as a canvasser, the VIU criminology student will be canvassing on Trillium in Duncan. Says Art Gerbrandt, who’ll be working the Miller Road area: “It (canvassing) is such a good thing to do.” A retired teacher, Gerbrandt’s been b a campaign canvasser for “six or o seven” years, and enjoys the annual n activity because of his experience e as a boy working door-to-door with w his father on the Mainland. “We delivered wood and sawdust, and a apples in the summer,” he explains. e “People are generous in the campaign. If they don’t give at the door, p they t give at the of¿ce.” For more information about the cancer and the campaign, Dunc c can’s Cancer Society of¿ce is open M Monday to Friday 9 a.m. to 3 p.m., 100-394 Duncan Street, telephone 2 250-746-4134.

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News Leader Pictorial wins newspaper excellence gold Industry honours: Three silvers and two bronze added to general excellence win at B.C.’s annual Ma Murray newspaper awards “With a nice balance of hard news and strong feature stories, accompanied by large, strong photos, it has some of the best front pages I’ve seen, as well as an excellent op/ed section.” The paper also took silvers this year in environmental initiative (Peter W. Rusland’s coverage of the effort to preserve Sansum Point), ad design (Kim Grant and Shirley Myhr for The Mason Man) and black-and-white feature photo (Andrew Leong’s shot of Al Siebring). And it was awarded bronze in the photo essay (Andrew Leong’s piece on the Cowichan Exhibition) and arts and culture writing (Ash-

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he Cowichan News Leader Pictorial has returned to the Ma Murray podium. After a three-year hiatus, the paper has once again been declared best in its circulation class by the B.C. Yukon Community Newspaper Association. The gold medal is paper’s sixth in the past 11 years, to go along with four silvers, including one last year. “The News Leader Pictorial is balanced, thorough and committed to excellent journalistic standards,” a judge wrote.

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A Public Meeting will be held to consider a temporary use permit application to permit rock processing on 8.0 hectares of District Lot 72 along the Trans Canada Highway in Mill Bay. DATE: PLACE: Andrerw Leong/¿le

Andrew Leong was awarded silver in the Ma Murray awards Saturday for creating a great image from a dry assignment (illustrate a story about a potential local boundary shift). The award was for black-and-white feature photo. Here’s what it looked like in colour. ley Degraaf’s piece on the Palm Court Orchestra). The Cowichan Valley Citizen took bronze in the special section and the spot news photo categories.

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Malahat Holdings Ltd. has applied to obtain a temporary use permit to permit rock processing on 8.0 hectares of the 45 hectare subject property. The processed rock will primarily be used for road construction and infrastructure and lot development on an adjacent piece of land, the proposed Ocean Terrace Development site located on District Lot 77 directly north of the site. Primary access to the site will be from the Trans Canada Highway, which is located along the property’s western boundary. The property is serviced internally by existing gravel logging roads. The proposed hours of operation are Monday to Friday from 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. with no operations occurring on Saturdays or Sundays. A temporary of¿ce and trailer will also accompany this operation. No permanent buildings or structures associated with this operation will be constructed onsite. Visual impacts and noise stemming from the operation will be reduced through the use of a vegetated buffer/ barrier and stockpiles of materials. Water will be sprayed on access roads to minimize dust impacts. When the operation is complete the rock quarry will be covered with clean ¿ll and seeded with grass. The purpose of the public meeting is twofold: ¿rstly, to generally familiarise the Mill Bay community with the proposed application, and secondly, to gather community input (questions and comments) on the proposed application. This community input will greatly assist the CVRD Directors when they consider this application in the future. At the public meeting, CVRD staff and the applicant will explain the temporary use permit application. The CVRD will then facilitate a question and answer session, and persons who deem their interests to be affected by this application are welcome to provide comments. Written submissions regarding the application may be submitted before, during, or up to one week following the meeting. Prior to attending the Public Meeting, information may be obtained by contacting Dana Leitch, Planner II, Development Services Division, telephone at 250 746-2620, by email at or at the Planning and Development Department located at 175 Ingram Street, Duncan, BC. Note: The CVRD has prepared a staff report to the Electoral Area Services Committee related to this proposal. The staff report is available on the Public Notice section of the CVRD website or you may request a copy by sending an email to the address noted above or telephoning the CVRD of¿ce. Phone: (250) 746-2500 Fax: (250) 746-2513 Email: Website:

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y the way, did you hear: • The highway’s former ‘Taj Mahal’ glass castle, and Duncan’s giant hockey stick and puck, are listed as local oddities in Michelle Simms’ book Weird British Columbia Places. Let us know about other strange stuff in our valley. • Congratulations to Dr. Maggie Watt and the good folks at the Cowichan Maternity Clinic for recently celebrating their successful ¿rst year of service for mothers and families in the Cowichan Valley. Since opening its doors, the clinic has provided care for 539 mothers and their infants and has delivered more than 287 babies. • Presenting the winners of the annual School District 79 Chess tournament: • Grades 1-2: 1 Jason Chung (Maple Bay), 2 Luke Hobby (L’Ecole Mill Bay), 3 Liam Klettke (Tansor) • Grades 3-4: 1 Nick Badyal (Cobble Hill), 2 Payton Webber (Cobble Hill), Seiya TanakaCampbell (L’Ecole Mill Bay) • Grades 5-6: 1 Thomas Dryden (Maple Bay), 2 Cameron LeSergeant (Maple Bay), 3 Jaden Bhopal (Maple Bay) • Grades 7-8: 1 Sam Baker (Chemainus Secondary), 2 Jason Kim (Chemainus Secondary), 3 Mathew Morgan (Chemainus Secondary) • Grades 9-10: 1 Mica Grant-Hagen (Frances Kelsey Secondary)

Valley people Name: Mark Primmer Occupation: owner, Well Bred Bakery Age: 45 Hometown: Flin Flon, Manitoba If you get a chance go see: The Trip, with Steve Coogen and Rob Brydon. It’s a quirky British comedy that revolves around food. Right now I am reading: I just finished John Steinbeck’s East of Eden and loved it. I read a lot of poetry. I’m listening to: Depeche Mode At least once everyone should: experience the Duncan Garage Showroom and Longevity John Most people don’t know: I’m a poet Proudest or happiest moment: I’m pretty impressed with Shannon, my wife. Biggest fear: being alone, I suppose If I was appointed king of the valley I would: freeze taxes and cut government spending Words I live by: “And Samuel grew, and the Lord was with him, and did let none of his words fall to the ground.”

• Grades 11-12: 1 Kyle Hughes (Chemainus Secondary) • Sportsmanship Awards: Amelia Rafter-High (Khowhemun), Elizabeth Bekke (Khowhemun), Emily Bumstead (Chemainus Secondary) • Coreen Levin wants to know if anyone in Duncan knows Esther Whittaker. Researchers with the Penticton Museum and Archives trying to track down her friends and family. Born in 1921, and possibly a nurse, Whittaker went to school in Duncan. Traces of her life were discovered by the archives and researchers are trying to ¿ll in the pieces. Call 250-490-2451 or email if you can help. • On April 23, about 175 people from the Victoria School District international student program, including about 150 Japanese students, will be exploring Chemainus on a ¿eld trip. • Finally, local author Joanna M. Weston is writing a book for children ages 8 to 11, set in Cowichan Station in 1985. She sent us an email letting us know the Leader and the Pictorial play a role in it and asking for forgiveness because she, for literary purposes, merged it into a single paper called the Leader. Joanna, you had us at “role.” Exciting things happening for you, your friends or your family that you want to share with your community? Send us a quick email at editor@ We’d love to spread the word.

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Everything you have wanted to know and never known who to ask? Question: What happens when a loved one dies away from home? Answer: The family should contact a local funeral home where the person passed in order to make arrangements if they wish to ship their loved one home. There is specific documentation for shipment which may vary from country to country and the funeral home must have the coroner’s approval. If you are wanting more information, please contact First Memorial.

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Ever wanted to be a muse? Here’s your chance


Imagine having an award-winning poet write a poem just for you. That’s the hook behind Wednesday’s National Poetry Month event at the Cowichan branch of the Vancouver Island Regional Library. Master poet Wendy Morton is the featured attraction in an event called Bring a Story, Get a Poem.

Local residents are invited to meet one-on-one with Morton for about 15 minutes to tell her about themselves. When they’re done she will create a unique poem for each, right on the spot. In 2009, Morton began working with the Cowichan Valley School District on the first Elder Project. She trained First Nations students in poetry and they then sat with their elders and turned

their stories into poems. Three Elder Project books have been published and three more are in the works for 2012. Morton has published five books of poetry and a memoir, Six Impossible Things Before Breakfast. To take part, drop by the library or call 250-7467661 to register for a time between 1:30 and 3:30 p.m. For more, contact Monica Finn at 250-746-7661.

Brentwood stages 340-year-old French musical comedy The Imaginary Invalid: Students tackle Moliere’s classic farce Peter W. Rusland

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orget Two and Half Men — Moliere’s The Imaginary Invalid seems to be the real deal about farcical family foibles. Moliere’s 1673 play ends in tragedy, but Brentwood College’s musical version — making its Canadian premiere — promises upbeat, commedia dell’Arte laughs, teacher and director Susan Quinton explained. “It’s set in the swinging ‘60s with a crazy art-deco set, and mod fashions and go-go boots plus seven songs, which is typical of Moliere’s interludes. It’s a play with music, but not a musical,” she said of the play Moliere also acted in. “The young lovers can’t help break into song.” Those vocals, to Paul Pendergast’s music, happen between scenes in Brentwood’s Invalid starring 13 actors, some double-cast in various roles. The plot sees wealthy hypochondriac Argan (Harrison Pokrandt) watch his medical bills soar while the Scrooge plans the marriage of his youngest daughter, Angelique (Valsy

Bergeron) to save money. “It’s one of those classic French farces,” Quinton noted. But things turn weird in the physical comedy as Argan tries to thwart Angelique’s wish to marry Àorist’s son Cleante (David Lawrence Ramirez). “Obviously the plot thickens,” said Quinton. “We need a zany characters so Argon has sassy servant Toinette (Emilia Gibson, Katie Radcliffe) who tries to get the young people together and teach the miserly, old man a lesson.” Pokrandt, 17, is happily playing the fop. “It’s slapstick comedy. Toinette always contradicts Argan, and plays tricks on him,” the guitarist said. “Argan’s the fool.” Gibson, 16, said her no-nonsense Toinette “has a good attitude; she doesn’t take trouble from anyone.” The Grade 11 actress is learning stage smarts helping create farce, perhaps theatre’s most dif¿cult art form. “The comedy here is in the fact we don’t take ourselves seriously, so no one else is expected to. “There’s no way the audience can’t have fun.” So does the cast, turning chameleons in their respective roles,. Pokrandt said he learned to “slow things down” to depict 60-year-old Argan. “You have to use all your energy to be older

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Servant Toinette (Emilia Gibson) swaps barbs with nasty boss Argan (Harrison Pokrandt) in Brentwood College’s farce The Imaginary Invalid. — you have to act the part as the character would.” But there’s also a moral from Moliere. “There are two sides to everyone,” Gibson said of her “cold but loving” character. “Live for the moment.” Quinton agreed. “Live everyday to the fullest because the hypochondriac’s missing out on everything,”

she said, citing the ¿nal song — under musical director Jess Sketchley — All We Have Is Now. Your ticket What: The Imaginary Invalid When: April 18 to 21, 7:30 p.m. Where: Brentwood College’s T. Gil Bunch Theatre Tickets: $10. Call 250-743-8756.

Blackie’s intimate royal rodeo comes to Duncan for one of the toughest tickets in town in a long time cowboys for an interview proved too tough. Blackie’s on the road promoting its new CD Kings & Queens. (Appropriately, Cowichan’s country-queen Hope King, plus player Sean Maher, open Blackie’s Duncan stop.) Musical royalty on Kings & Queens includes Lucinda Williams, Emmylou Harris, Holly Cole, Sara Watkins, Rosanne Cash, Cassandra Wilson, Pam Tillis, Serena Ryder and other notables. They’ll visit Duncan in spirit Sunday, while Linden, Fearing and Wilson do their darnedest to play new tunes, plus chestnuts from their previous six CDs. Those platters include 1996’s High or Hurtin’ homage to late, great Canadian folk-music godfather Willie P. Bennett, who was no Cowichan stranger himself.

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S At the moment, Sunday’s Blackie and Rodeo Kings show is the toughest ticket in Duncan.

calpers may be your only chance to get tickets to Sunday’s Blackie and the Rodeo Kings show. BARK’s valley reprise has been sold out for weeks, leaving Showroom impresario Longevity John Falkner grinning about a full house for his long-time trio of pals. While Longevity John urges folks to call in case of cancellations, Blackie guitarists/singers Colin Linden, Stephen Fearing, and Tom Wilson (of Junkhouse and Lee Harvey Osmond), happily slid Duncan on their current Go West tour. That said, ¿nding the busy indie folk-roots

Nearly New Fashion Show Sat. May 12 at 1pm. Admission $5. 12 noon for Strawberry Shortcake & Tea for $5. Donate a bag of clothes and receive a FREE admission ticket. First 100 tickets ENTER A DRAW for a FREE Makeover. We can pick up clothing, call 250-709-9077. Tickets available online at Please donate and buy your ticket early. For more information or to volunteer call 250-748-6521 Proceeds to micro-enterprise development loans to help women in Third World nations. All monies raised will be doubled by special donor. Come help a worthy cause.

Your ticket What: Blackie and the Rodeo Kings When: April 22, 8 p.m. Where: Duncan Garage Showroom Tickets: $85. Call 250-748-7246 or visit


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Bands such as Blackie keep Bennett’s spirit alive with their love for a good turn of phrase, and a symbolic lyric about love, pain, shame, joy, and life’s bummers. The guys also perform originals as a trio — or two members will back the third on a song pulled from their own respective discs. It all typically means memorable, mesmerizing gigs — the promise of which sold out the Showroom, where Blackie’s act will be streamed live to the net.

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TOWN CRIER Wednesday Lynn Miles: singer, songwriter, Juno and Canadian Folk Music Award winner, last here during the Islands

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sustainable forest practices, and watershed conservation. Sponsored by Trees For Children. Call 250-510-3428.

ages welcome. Games will include old favourites and some new ones, with something different every Wednesday. Hosted in part by Coach Spotzie. Every Wednesday from April 11 to June 6 from 6:30 to 7:30 p.m. in the Chemainus Elementary School gym. Nine session pass is $30/person, $50/pair or $65/family.

The Imaginary Invalid: by Moliere performed by Brentwood’s Senior Acting Class, this upbeat version with composer Paul Pendergast’s swinging ‘60s tunes maintains the original Moliere plot of a hypochondriac victimized by pompous physicians, who tests his daughter’s loyalty and discovers the greed of his scheming wife, 7:30 p.m. April 18 to 21. Tickets are $10. More at brentwood.

Thursday One, the movie: an inspirational film exploring the breadth and depth of human experience, revealing the oneness that unites us all, 7 p.m., Duncan United Church, 246 Ingram St., Duncan. Admission to this installment of the Eye-opener film series is free or by donation. Call 250-597-1538

Curbside composting open house: learn about North Cowichan’s Kitchen Pitch In oganics collection program, 3 to 7 p.m., Maple Bay Fire Hall. Presentations will be given at 3:30 p.m. and 5:30 p.m. For information, call 250-7463201.

Bill Williams and the Beer Barons of B.C.: Bill Williams, author of Beer Barons of B.C., will deliver a talk about brewing beer in British Columbia to the Cowichan Historical Society, 7:30 p.m. St. Peter’s Church Quamichan Hall, 5800 Church Rd, North Cowichan. Admission by

Robin Millan and Terry Harrison: Folk art and painted glass art display running until April 28 at Imagine That! Artistans’ Designs, 251 Craig St., 10 a.m. until 5 p.m. Monday through Saturday. Family Fit Challenge: Get fit while playing P.E. games. All


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donation, free to members. Call 250-746-6612. Open Learning Cooperative’s Annual Art Show Opening: a celebration of the students’ many talents including live music and catering, 11 a.m. to 2:30 p.m., Excellent Frameworks, 28 Station Street. Bratz Unplugged: Musical brothers Todd and Jeff Smiley play rock and folk-blues favourites Thursdays at 8 p.m. in the Cobblestone Pub, downtown Cobble Hill. No cover. Thursday Farmers Market: the afternoon, after work local market in South Cowichan, 2 to 7 pm., outdoors in the Cattle Barn at Fairgrounds across from Cobble Hill Hall, 3550 Watson Avenue in Cobble Hill Village. Info at, or 250-510-8343. The Devan Bailey Quartet: plays jazz at the Bay Pub In Cowichan Bay 5:30 to 9 p.m. every Thursday. No cover.

Friday Guinness World Fitness Circuit Participation Record: help put the community in Guinness at the Cowichan Sportsplex, check-in 11 a.m.; warm-up noon; world record event 12:15 to 12:45 p.m.Call 250746-5666 or email events@ Exer: heavy metal at the Showroom with special guests

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The Day He Quit, 8 p.m., Duncan Garage Showroom, 330 Duncan Street. Tickets are $12 advance, $15 at the door. Call 250-748-7246. Cowichan Valley Artisans Studio Tour: Free on Friday and Saturday at 1290 Dale Place. Visit cowichanvalleyartisans. com for more information. Shiatsu Workshop: Adam Gottlieb, a licensed Shiatsu massage therapist, is conducting a workshop on prevention and treatment of carpal tunnel, tendonitis and repetitive strain Injuries, 5 to 7 p.m., Island Savings Centre Mesachie Room, James St. Duncan. Cost $20 early bird; $35 at the door. Call 1-250-589-8655.

April 21 Dance fundraiser: featuring Maxwell Smart to raise funds for the Cowichan Secondary School Dry Grad, 8 p.m. to 1 a.m., Eagles Hall, Jacob Road, Duncan. No minors, tickets $20 or two for $35 at the News Leader Pictorial office, #2 5380, Trans-Canada Highway, Duncan. Call 250748-7016. Studio Tour: potters, furniture makers, glass artisans and a wood turner as well as an organic farm and cafe, a vinegary and a talented barber. And visit TLC’s Keating Farm Estate and the Somenos Marsh while you’re at it, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Free. Call 250-246-3991 or visit www. for more.


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CANTIN, Paul Ernest Aug. 10, 1936 - Apr. 11, 2012 With much shock and sadness we must announce that our husband, father and good friend Paul Cantin left us after a brief and unexpected illness. Paul was born in Lafleche, Saskatchewan but settled in Youbou, BC where he worked 35 years in the Youbou Sawmill, first with BCFP then with Timberwest. Lovingly remembered by his wife of 54 years, Dorothy; three children, Diane (Bill with his children Thomas and Kasey) Miller, Brian (Louise Vale with her children Amanda and Kraig), and Janice (Jesse)Winfrey. Paul retired from his first career as Planer Foreman to begin another as beloved grandfather to his two granddaughters, Tanya (Peter) Williams and Taylor Winfrey (Nick La Riviere). Forever missed by brothers Laurent (Rose) and Roger (Shirley); sisters Ida (Charles) Christian and Claudette Wingo; mother-in-law Flora Doerges; brothers-in-law John (Audrey) Funk and Wilf (Vibs) Doerges, sisters-in-law Carol (Calvin) Gregson and JoAnne Doerges (Michael Tettenborn); also nephews, nieces, other close relatives and many dear friends. The family wishes to thank the Provincial Ambulance Service, Emergency Room staff at Cowichan District Hospital, surgeons, ICU staff, nurses and support staff at Victoria General Hospital for their exceptional care and concern. Also, the family sends our thoughts to the other families who we met during Paul's illness. A memorial service for Paul will be held Saturday, April 21, 2012 at 11:00 a.m. at Sands Funeral Chapel, 187 Trunk Road in Duncan, BC. Condolences may be offered online at Forever Loved

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 was held at the Glenora Hall on Sunday, April 15 at 2:00 PM.

In Loving Memory Stan Best November 23, 1910April 17, 2007 5 years ago you left us. We miss you and think about you always. Love Bev and Dave. WE’RE ON THE WEB

SANDS of DUNCAN 250-746-5212

THORARINSON, Elizabeth Ruth (Bessie) April 29, 1921 – April 12, 2012 Mom past away at Cairnsmore Place on April 12, 2012 just before her 91st birthday. Left to mourn & cherish her memory are her husband Roy; 2 daughters Bea (Larry) Landy, Mavis Habazin; son Doug (Judy) Thorarinson. Six Grandchildren; Garry, Gordon, Deanna, Kirsten, Michelle & Kyla. Nine Great Grandchildren & one Great Great Granddaughter, also numerous nieces & nephews. Bessie & her identical twin sister Eva were born in Prince Rupert, B. C. on April 29, 1921 to Fredrick & Ida Chandler. She is predeceased by her parents, twin sister Eva, & 3 brothers; Herb, Wilf & Glen. The summer of 1956 Mom & Dad moved to Duncan, B. C. Mom was brought up in the photography business from a very early age in Prince Rupert. She enjoyed taking many pictures which we have the pleasure of looking back at favorite family memories. Bessie enjoyed her Eastern Star and was a member for 65 years or more. Her highlight was being the Worthy Matron of Sunset Chapter #44, Duncan in 1972-73 Roy & Bessie would have celebrated their 63rd wedding anniversary on April 13, 2012. Bessie passed away at Cairnsmore Place after languishing for over 9 years in long term care. Dad was a dedicated husband & visited Mom faithfully every day in the 9 years she was in the care facility. It was a long, long battle with Alzheimers Disease that was fought, and it robbed her of many things. There are so many people that the family would like to thank for caring for Mom over the years since she was first diagnosed with Alzheimers. At the onset, her friends of the Eastern Star, Sunset Chapter #44 Duncan were there for her. Also, many other relatives & friends who took her out to the casino and her bingo pals. As the disease progressed the staff of Acacia Lodge, and especially the staff of Cairnsmore Place. The word “CARE” takes on a new meaning when you meet all the wonderful staff members at these facilities and witness the care and dedication that they provide for all their patients and families – we would like to THANK-YOU from the bottom of our hearts. There will be no service by request. In lieu of flowers, donations to the Alzheimers Society of B. C. can be made. Suite 202-306 Burnside Rd W Saanich, BC V8Z 1M1


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BC ARTS And Culture Week is here! From April 22-28, arts councils & schools in your community are hosting activities of all sorts as part of the celebration.

SUPERB 24TH Annual Auction. Horse drawn carriages & sleighs. Plus incredible offering horse era antiques. Sunday, May 6, 12 noon, Al Oeming Park; Bodnarus Auctioneering. Phone 306-227-9505. Canada’s Best.

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 or phone 250-338-6901


LOST AND FOUND ‘BJAY’ aka, ‘B’, our 9 yr old, small, male Tibetan Spaniel dog, long, sable coloured hair, front bottom tooth missing and slender, left his Cobble Hill home between 8 - 11pm Easter Saturday. Please contact (250) 743 9418. FOUND - Ford key (possibly with a chip) & remote in Westholme near Westhill Rd. Can be claimed at the News Leader Pictorial office, next to Buckerfields.

PATIENTS - NEED a Medical Marijuana Doctor? Growers want to be a Designated Grower? Info at: or 1-250-860-8611.

FOUND- NORTH of Duncan Black steel tail gate from a utility trailer. (250)246-9817.


FOUND. PRESCRIPTION glasses in black case, Bona Dea cafe. 150 Craig Street.



WELLBURN - Mary Patricia (Pat) July 03, 1930 – April 13, 2012

MacKay, Roderick Milne 1936-2012

No one knows for sure when he pulled his first practical joke but in his 75th year of mirth and merriment Rod, the consummate clown, passed peacefully on March 30th at Royal City Manor in New Westminster. Predeceased by wives Audrey and Lorna, survived by daughters Gina and Carly, son Alan (Margo), grandchildren Brent, Connor and Aislinn, Margo’s children Alexander and Sara and many nieces and nephews to whom he was always, “funny uncle Rod”. He will be deeply missed by his brother Donald (Kaye), sisters Lorraine Law and June Breiddel (Ellis) and his beloved Valerie who shared his enthusiasm for clowning, Christmas, and the “funnest” things in life. Any telling of Rod’s life would be incomplete if it didn’t mention his early years growing up in the Vancouver Island sawmill town of Youbou. Rod cherished his memories from this time and his childhood friends would remain some of his closest for the rest of his life. After graduating from Lake Cowichan Secondary School in 1955 Rod first worked at the fish cannery in Butedale, BC and then briefly at Supervalu in Vancouver and the Crofton pulp mill before beginning a 38 year career at Canada Safeway in Duncan in 1958. His first managerial posting was Campbell River from 1967 to 1971. He then returned to manage Duncan Safeway from 1971 to 1985 before moving to Vancouver where he finished his career as manager of the Robson and Denman store. Retiring in 1996 Rod said “there was never a day when I didn’t look forward to going to work.” Those who worked with him said, “there were many days when I wasn’t sure he was at work” as he always seemed to be either planning or pulling a prank. And he was a skilled prankster. Even if you’d been fooled before he could unwittingly draw you into his scheme until that moment when you knew you’d been had at which point he would laugh with delight. But it didn’t end there. Even in his last days he was still retelling crazy antics from years earlier and chuckling as if they had all just happened. That was Rod. He embraced life with unparalleled passion and enthusiasm, loved people and looked for the lighter side in every situation. Throughout his life he was also actively involved in community service clubs and organizations. He first joined the Duncan Junior Chamber of Commerce in 1957 and then in 1959 the Kinsman club before beginning 18 years with Rotary where he served as club president in 1974. That same year he proudly became a Freemason of Temple Lodge 33 in Duncan where his father Alan George MacKay had been a past master. In 1976 he joined the Cowichan Valley Shrine club and founded the Clown Unit one week later. It was with the Shrine clown unit that “Poor Rod” was born. “Poor Rod”, a sad clown fashioned after his childhood idol Emmitt Kelly, delighted parade goers across the province for more than three decades. Although “Poor Rod” was his official clown persona, he always seemed to be clowning around. Whether it was a pair of crazy glasses or an outrageous outfit, if Rod thought he could get a laugh he would put it on. But his efforts and energy weren’t always about laughs. He played a great Santa at many functions and made regular Christmas Eve visits to the children’s ward at the hospital in Duncan. He was a talented artist who would work late into the night painting banners to recognize milestones in the lives of others. His favorite holiday was Christmas and he would spend days decorating his home and won numerous awards for his efforts. He also put his creative talents to work at Safeway where his displays won him trips to Australia and Hawaii. Rod had a way of lighting-up a room. No matter how you were feeling before he arrived he always left you feeling better. He had an impact on everyone he met and will be missed by all who had the pleasure to know him. Alan, Gina and Carly feel blessed to have had a father who gave so generously to others but who never forgot his family. They fondly remember many camping trips, vacations to Disneyland and leisurely Sunday afternoon drives which seem in hindsight to have been a pretext for a stop at the Dairy Queen. His grandchildren will never forget his thoughtfulness. He never forgot a birthday and he arrived each year on the beach in Parksville with new kites, balls, shovels, buckets and more often than not, crazy hats or embarrassing t-shirts. They will forever delight in telling others how he graded the quality of a restaurant. “You’re going to love this place,” he would tell them, “the portions are huge!” In lieu of flowers, donations may be made, in Rod’s memory, to Gizeh Shriners Patient Transportation Fund, 3550 Wayburne Drive, Burnaby, BC, V5G 3K9. A celebration of life will be held at 1:00 pm on April 21st at the Gizeh Shrine Centre, 3550 Wayburne Drive, Burnaby. Come, listen, share and remember. But mostly, come and have a laugh. Condolences may be offered at TELFORD’S OF LADYSMITH 1-250-245-5553

Pat passed away peacefully after a long illness. She is survived by her loving husband Vern, her daughter, Melissa Cowan, sons Scott, Cameron and David Graham, seven grandchildren and one great granddaughter. Pat was born and raised in Montreal. She worked as a typist at McGill University where she met Malcolm Graham. They were married and the family lived in several cities in the United States, moved to Victoria then to Los Angeles. In 1979 Pat returned to Victoria. She worked for Pemberton Holmes and then as head of the telemarketing program for the Royal Bank. In 1992 she met Vern and they were married. In 1994 she retired and they moved to Duncan. They had a wonderful time traveling, going on vintage car tours, buying antiques and walking their two dogs. Pat was a member of the I.O.D.E. and enjoyed their gardening tours; she was an enthusiastic member of the Vintage Car Club. She volunteered at the Cowichan Hospital, the Cowichan Seniors’ Community Foundation and at the B.C. Forest Discovery Center. Special thanks to Nora Triet and her many other friends who helped make her last days pleasant. Also special thanks to her loving care-giver, Chun Yu An (Molly) and Dr. Roy and the Nurses and Staff of the third floor at the Cowichan Hospital. A memorial service will be held at 4:30 p.m. on Monday, April 23rd at St. Peter’s church in Duncan. Online condolences may be offered at

H.W. Wallace 251 Jubilee St. 250-701-0001 ODELL, Donald Elias July 5, 1917 – April 12 2012 It is with great sadness that we announce the passing of Don Odell, slipping away quietly on April 12th, 2012 at the age of 94. He is survived by his loving wife of 61 years Martha and nieces, nephews, great and great-great nieces and nephews. Don was born in Shaunavon, Saskatchewan in 1917 to Elias and Florence Odell, moving to Duncan BC as a young man in the late 1940’s, marrying Martha Richards in 1951. He worked for a short time at Lanson and Richardson then went to Butlar Bros. until he retired at age 68, after more than 35 years with the company. Don and Martha made their first home on Payne Rd., off Old Lake Cowichan Rd. Moved to Crofton after he retired then went back to Duncan. During his lifetime Don involved himself in helping to establish the Duncan Credit Union, serving on the first Board of Directors. He canvassed for the Heart and Stroke Foundation, receiving a 27 year Recognition Award for his dedication, wrote letters to the editors when he had an opinion to express. Loved bowling and the camaraderie of friends and competitors. He will be greatly missed but not forgotten. A Celebration of Life service will be held at 1pm on Thursday April 19th 2012 at Sands Funeral Chapel, Duncan. In lieu of flowers donations to the Heart and Stroke Foundation would be appreciated. Condolences may be shared online at SANDS of DUNCAN 250-746-5212

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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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If you are new to the Neighbourhood call one of these representatives for your FREE Basket of Gifts. Community Welcome David Diana Ladine

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Local People Local Business Canadian Corporation backing Questions? PHONE OR COME INTO THE OFFICE AT CORONATION AND BRAE. Local people supporting the Cowichan Valley. We live here, we work here, we play here

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Family Services Advisor

LOST: BAG containing pastels, drawings, sheepskin, Cowichan Bay area, April. 16. (Reward) Call 250-748-2142. The News Leader Pictorial office is holding several sets of “found” keys”, since March 2003. Stop into the office and see if any belong to you. #2-5380 Trans Canada Hwy, Duncan, next to Buckerfields

BUSINESS OPPORTUNITIES ADVERTISE YOUR BUSINESS to Every Hunter in BC! Advertise in The BC Hunting Regulations Synopsis 2012-2014 publication. Increased circulation 250,000 copies! Tremendous Reach, Two Year Edition! Contact Annemarie at 1 800 661 6335 or

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NEW CAREER Tel: 250/ 748-2134

375 Brae Road, Duncan

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251 Jubilee St.

Email: Locally Owned & Operated

Let’s get personal…

Cowichan Valley area’s #1 FORD dealership is looking for individuals with a career objective for immediate positions in Vehicle Sales

The company offers: • Professional on-going training program • Excellent pay, commission and bonus plan • Group Insurance • Demo Package / Car Allowance • Variable work schedule • Motivating and Prestigious Work Environment We have contracted a professional sales trainer/career specialist who will screen and interview one day only Tuesday, April 24th Apply in person only 9:30 am to 5:00 pm No phone calls please. Must have a Valid Driver’s License. This is an equal opportunity offer. Please bring your Résumé. REIMBURSABLE training fees may be required. College and University Grads Welcome


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

YOUTHFUL WIDOWER of good appearance, fit and happily retired seeks an active unattached woman between the ages of 40 - 65 who is a nonsmoker, fit, enjoys life, but misses the companionship of a man, and would like someone special to share her interests with. If you enjoy live plays, music, dancing, walks, the occasional dinner out with a glass of good wine and life in general and are interested in meeting with me... then please respond to File “A 973”, c/o the News Leader Pictorial, #2-5380 TCH, Duncan, BC V9L 6W4 or email “quoting the file # “A 973” in subject line to:


COBBLE HILL Pacific Homes-Pacific Truss is looking for a Lead Shipper/Receiver. Under direct supervision of the Homes Supervisor, they will be responsible for receiving of building materials, tracking and filing of all physical receiving documentation, arranging of shipping and effective expediting of project packaged goods. To apply or for more information email: lorne.winship@ pacificbuilding No phone calls please! DAVE LANDON FORD requires a licensed auto tech or skilled 2-4 yr apprentice to join our team. Industry wages and benefits package available. Please send resume to

or fax: 204-632-8575.


CHAIR RENTAL available at busy downtown Duncan Salon. Great opportunity to be your own boss. Walk-ins avail. Michelle (250)597-2200.

COOKS Required at the Bay Pub in beautiful Cowichan Bay. Competitive wage and benefits available.

Bring resume to Sham @ 1695 Cowichan Bay Rd. EXPERIENCED EXTERIOR & Interior painter needed, P/T. Call Ken, (250)246-2640.

No experience required

GORDON BAY and Cowichan River Provincial Parks hiring for Park Attendant/Security from May to Sept. To apply: Email:

EXPERIENCED SERVICE Provider for Chrysler dealership in Salmon Arm. Strong customer satisfaction skills. Able to work in a fast paced environment. Excellent wage/ benefit package. Fax resume 1-250-832-4545. E-mail:

Holbrook Dyson Logging Ltd Has vacancies in the following job: Heavy Duty Mechanic. Details can be seen at Fax resume to 250-287-9259 P/T SERVER, Cook and Dishwasher req’d. Needs to be friendly & outgoing. Serving it Right an asset. Apply in person to Mill Bay Fish & Chips.



HELP WANTED 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 SEEKING mature, capable couple to handle small sheep farm, Gulf Island. Monthly stipend. Full hookup. References. Timely response appreciated to

T-MAR INDUSTRIES located in Campbell River is hiring for the position of Journeyman Heavy Duty Mechanic. Position comes with a competitive benefit package and applicant must possess a valid driver’s license. Contact Tyson Lambert. Mail: 5791 Duncan Bay Road, Campbell River BC V9H 1N6 Fax: 250-286-9502 Email: WANTED: Servers, bartenders, barrista’s & cooks @ Telegraph Cove Resorts Ltd. Send resume to Box 1, Telegraph Cove, BC V0N 3J0. Fax: 250-928-3105 or email: Attn: Taso. WANTED: Servers, bartenders, barrista’s & cooks @ Telegraph Cove Resorts Ltd. Send resume to Box 1, Telegraph Cove, BC V0N 3J0. Fax: 250-928-3105 or email: Attn: Taso.

HOME CARE/SUPPORT PT/FT SUPPORT POSITION 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 LABOURERS TRI CITY Finishing requires Painters Apprentice / Helpers in Duncan, BC. Please fax or e-mail resume to (250) 3815086 or

Ken Evans Ford 439 Trans Canada Hwy - Duncan


Structures Structures

Celebrations BIRTHS



Job Description



Position Summary:

Performs a Summary: wide range of duties within the plant including but Position 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 cluding shop floor.but not limited to: welding and fabricating while maintaining good housekeeping and with reSurespan Structures provides equal employment opportunigard to safety regulations on the shop floor. ties to all qualified applicants and employees. Discrimination based on race, color,Drug sex, Screen religion, age, status, naPre-Employment mayveteran’s be required.

tional origin, disability or any other status or activity is strictly prohibited, consistent with applicable state and federal laws. Job Requirements: Additionally, our (Education/Experience) Company is committed to and addressing patQualifi cations Required terns of employment which indicate women and/or minority Skills: groups are underrepresented or underutilized in job groups at •ourWelder “C”the or establishment 1st year fabrication minimumof facilitiesLevel through and maintenance •ourForklift andaction Crane Operators experienceDrug Screen affirmative program. Pre-Employment be required. •may Capable of passing required physical examination

Unit 2, 5380 Trans Canada Hwy., Duncan 250-746-4471 PERSONALS

ARCTIC CO-OPERATIVES Limited is recruiting Line Cooks and Guest Services positions for Inns North hotels in Nunavut. E-mail your resume:

$46,000 - $65,000 +

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LUCAS and JENNIFER PHILP. On Oct. 11th 2011, our family celebrated the arrival of Myles Alexander (8 lbs. 61/2 oz.). We wish to thank Dr. Watt, Dr. Morse, Dina Ridenour, and the entire staff at the CMC and CDH. Nolan and Clara couldn’t have asked for a happier baby brother than “Smiles”!

•Job Able to speak, read, and comprehend English Requirements: • Qualifi Knowledge of how to read andand interpret shop/encations (Education/Experience) Required Skills: • Forklift and Crane Operators experience gineering drawings passing required examination •• Capable Strong of interpersonal andphysical organizational skills Able to speak, read, and comprehend English ••• Knowledge Needs to ofhave strong leadership abilities and be how to read and interpret shop/engineering comfortable in group work environment. drawings •• Strong Knowledge of basic and have interpersonal and tools organizational skillsgood working • Needs to have aptitude strong leadership abilities and be comfortable mechanical groupticket work environment. • inCWB an asset of basic andbasic have good working mechani•• Knowledge Understand and tools apply mathematical skills cal aptitude (adding, subtracting, division, & multiplication) • CWB ticket an asset •• Understand Good attendance and positive attitudeskills is a must and apply basic mathematical (adding, subtracting, division, & multiplication)


Drop a resume in person, Drinkwater • 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.

BUSINESS DEVELOPMENT Manager: We are looking for a dynamic and creative team member with extensive skills to create new markets and opportunities for the sale of new products and services. Check out our website for a full job description and how to apply for this challenging role:

TRADES, TECHNICAL CONCRETE FINISHERS and Form Setters. Edmonton based company seeks experienced concrete finishers and form setters for work in Edmonton and northern Alberta. Subsistence and accommodations provided for out of town work; Cell 780-660-8130. Fax 780-444-7103. LOOKING FOR energetic motivated Mechanic’s Helper/Part Time Grapple Yarder Chaser. Must have clean driver’s abstract, and some knowledge of tools, and some logging experience. Wage negotiable depending on experience. Please apply by fax to: 250-597-4776. MORLEY MULDOON Transport is seeking qualified Heavy Duty Mechanics or Heavy Equipment Technicians, Dispatcher, HR/Safety Supervisor. Fax resume to 780-8426511 or email to:

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SERVICE MANAGER - Hanna Chrysler Ltd. (Hanna, Alberta). Opportunity in a perfect family environment. Strong team, competitive wages, benefits, growth potential. Fax resume: 403-854-2845. Email:

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



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









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DUNCAN, Downsizing & Multi Family, 1 Day only, Sat April 21, 9-4, 2721 Christopher Rd, 1 block north of the Old Farm Market. Tools - Power/hand, welder, drillpress,fishing items (rods/reels, toys, some furniture and MORE!!

GET PAID to lose weight. $5,000 for your success story. Personal image TV Show. Call to qualify: 416-730-5684 ext 2243.

DUNCAN, Fri 10-2 & Sat 8-2 April 20 & 21, 3964 Cowichan Lake Rd. Go cart, 90’s Honda CR-80 for parts, toys, too much to list!


Is Seeking:

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

Warmland House

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Requirements: • Willingness to undergo an interview process, training provided by CMHA and a criminal record check prior to being accepted as a volunteer • A doctor or mental health professional’s recommendation • Willingness to participate in ongoing training and monthly team meetings • Own transportation or access to public transportation • Able to volunteer on average 10 hours per month • Previous volunteer experience preferred Please contact Andy Wenting, CMHA Peer Support Coordinator, at or by phone 250-715-1132 to find out more information about becoming a Peer Mentor.

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Peer Support Services provide assistance to people experiencing the isolating effects of mental illness. Peers that are supported experience increased confidence, self-esteem and feelings of acceptance and belonging. We are looking for positive and respectful individuals to model wellness to people experiencing mental illness, specifically on the psychiatric unit at the hospital and in a group setting. Your personal experience with mental illness is essential to the program.

DAHLIA TUBER SALE!! 1000’s of tubers, 7540 Bell Mckinnon Rd., left on SPCA driveway, SUNDAY, 10 am to 2 pm, April 22 & 29th. Email:


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GARAGE SALE Saturday, April 21 10 am - 2 pm

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



* All local, in COWICHAN!

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

GARAGE SALES 50% OFF- Simple Bay, 511 Canada Ave & 134 2nd St. Collectibles, clothing, jewelry, gaming, tools, DVD’s. CHEMAINUS.

HUGE GARAGE SALE & BBQ Sat. April 28, 10am-4pm.

GLENORA Hall Garage Sale, April 28, 9-2. Household items, Avon, baked goods, portable air-conditioner, propane kitchen stove. Concession. Tables avail. Call Judy 250-748-0329

CRIMINAL RECORD? Don’t let it block employment, travel, education, professional, certification, adoption property rental opportunities. For peace of mind & a free consultation call 1-800-347-2540.

Chemainus Garden RV Resort, 3042 River Rd. BBQ - Hot dogs $2. Drinks $1. Hosted by the Elks Charity. to book a table for $10.



CROFTON, Sat April 21, 9-2 #4-1584 Adelaide St., off York. Fly fishing supplies, anitque furniture & lots of misc items.

Weed trimmer: Cub Cadet CC 4175, 4 cycle straight shaft, like new - barely used. $75. Call 250-716-6772.

9796 Willow St., Chemainus upstairs in the Gym

Phone (250)246-3569
















QUICKBOOKS BOOKKEEPING & training for sm business and personal records, reliable service. Lynn 250-732-3605.

ABLE COMPUTER REPAIR In-home service. Seniors’ discount. Nico 250-746-6167

AERATING SPECIAL, book now for Spring clean ups, lawn maintenance & hedges. Rick at Artis-tree. (250)715-3736

FINISHING, SIDING, Framing & Renovations by Journeyman With 25 yrs exp. 250 924 5436

WANT YOUR Paint job to last? We believe in proper preparation & quality products. Ian (250)709-1747, 25 yrs exp.

BUSINESS SERVICES DENIED CANADA Pension plan disability benefits? The Disability Claims Advocacy Clinic can help. Call Allison Schmidt at 1-877-793-3222.

CARPENTRY DAVID GALE Construction, for all your renovation needs. 26 yr. exp. 250-746-9956

CLEANING SERVICES GERMAN HOUSECLEANER 25 years of experience, very clean and reliable excellent references call Brigitte 250508-9215


ELECTRICAL 1A ELECTRICIAN, licenced, bonded, Small Jobs Specialist, panel upgrades and renos. All work guaranteed since 1989. Rob at 250-732-PLUG (7584). 250-743-0326. ELECTRICIAN Licensed and bonded. Reasonable rates, free estimates, upgrades & renos. Call Kelly.

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DUNCAN: 1 & 2-bdrm, 5 appls, close to School, Hospital and bus route. $650-$800 utils. Lv msg: 250-597-4018. DUNCAN- 1 bdrm, $750 includes utilities. NS/NP. Avail May 1. Call Gerry (250)7464144 or (250)715-6218. 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.

1 BDRM cottage on a farm near Duncan. W/D, F/S & Hydro incl, $850, June 1. 250715-0737 or 250-709-1588 COBBLE HILL- 1 bdrm cabin. Call (250) 743-4392. Cottage- May 1. Stove, fridge, W&D incld. Uses wood heat only. $500/mo. (250)746-7944. SHAWNIGAN VILLAGE, 1 bdrm, newly reno’d, util’s internet & cable incl’d, avail immed. $750/mo. Call (250)701-5328.

NORTH COWICHAN- small 1 bdrm house, large lot, F/S, W/D, separate garage. NS/NP. $700. Call (250)746-5290 SHAWNIGAN LAKE- (West) lrg 3 bdrm home, 1 bath, carport, garden, swim access, laundry, small pet? $1250. May 1. 250-514-7226.

DUNCAN 3 Bd. suite main floor, WD/FS, NS/NP, near schools/bus stop. Large sundeck. $1000+util. Refs Req. 250-748-9837, 250-732-6278

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

(250)748-3729 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 $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, COZY, self contained private, furn’d sleeper suite. Lndry avail, utils incl’d, N/S, N/P, $395. 250-597-3756

CROFTON, HALF duplex, 3 bdrm, 4 appls, fenced backyard, close to school, playground and ferry, N/S, N/P. Avail June. 1, $875 mo. Call 250-510-2045. CROFTON, oceanview newly reno’d 2 bdrm, upper, F/S, W/D. Minutes to seawalk & school. Cat ok. N/S. Avail now. $850/mo. 250-812-7578 DUNCAN 2 bdrm duplex, near hospital, new flooring & paint, $900 mo incls utils. Avail May 1st. Call 778-422-0078. DUNCAN 3-BDRM duplex. Newly reno’d. Covered garage, deck, large yard. N/P. Refs req’d. Avail immed. $1100./mo. (250)732-2739. DUNCAN- CLEAN, Bright 2 bdrm Rancher. New windows, carport, F/S, W/D, $775./ mo + utils. Avail May 15th. NS/NP. (250)478-4860, (250)514-5860 LAKE COWICHAN- reno’d 2 bdrm, sxs duplex, F/S, quiet rural setting. NS/NP. $650 + utils. Call 250-749-4061.

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LAKE COWICHAN- 2 bdrm suite, large yard, prkg, on bus route, pets ok, laundry. $560. Call (250)210-0756. Large 1 bdrm apt, heat incl. NS/NP, no partiers, would suit mature single person. $575/m + DD, P/U application @ 5209 TCH, Tues-Thurs. LOVELY 1 & 2-BDRM suites, Central Duncan, seniors oriented bldg, heat included, N/S, N/P. Please call Art at 250-746-7241.

STEEL BUILDING- Blowout sale! 20x26 $5,199. 25x28 $5,799. 30x42 $8,390. 32x56 $11,700. 40x50 $14,480. 47x76 $20,325. One end wall included. Pioneer Steel 1-800668-5422. Water softener with Trojan UV light filter. Excellent condition. $500. 250-743-6534

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


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

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DUNCAN, 1 bd condo N/S, 5 appl’s, $650 + util. Ref’s. May 1. 250-246-4677 or 732-0808



HOMES FOR RENT 1 and Half acres fully fence, large home with 4 bedrooms ,5 min from Duncan also features separate 240 wired shop and garage please call 250732-6939 pet friendly w/deposit avail immediately. 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 Chemainus: 1 bdrm bungalow on 3 acres, Fuller Lake area, ref’s req, $750/mo, avail May 1st, 250-245-5573. 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. 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, 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. $800. Ref’s req. May 1st. (250)733-9858 DUNCAN, May 15th Near New 3 bdrm, 5 appl’s, 2 bath, heat pump, Near Cowichan Commons & schools. Fenced private back yard with shed. Dbl garage. NS/NP. $1500 + util. (250)715-0904 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. 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.

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

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

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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. UPPER LEVEL house, 3 bdrm, 2 bath. $950/m plus 1/2 Hydro. NP/NS, avail now. (250)746-3988

TOWNHOUSES 3 BDRM Townhouse, clean & freshly painted, 1.5 bath, FS, Drapes, WD hookup. Sundeck, lots of parking, quiet, near hospital, cheap to heat. Avail now. $925. N/P. Call 250-748-7992, 250-748-2727. 250-709-7992. CRYSTAL CREEK Townhome. Avail now, 3 bdrm, 2 bath, W/D F/S, D/W, $950/mo+ util’s. 250-709-2646




1 Bdrm ground level suite in Cowichan Bay, sep. entrance, $650/m incl. util. WD/FS, N/S, N/P, no parties. Avail. May 1. (250)701-0367 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

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Kuruvita a world team qualiÄer National wrestling: Great performance in FILA trials ensures a place in Azerbaijan Don Bodger

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our Cowichan Valley Wrestling Club members went to great lengths to attend the national championships, but de¿nitely reaped the rewards. The long trip to Fredericton, New Brunswick obviously left Maegan Kuruvita, Nolan Mitchell, Avery Gibson and Gobind Sall tired after the time change. But they all wrestled extremely well and proved to be among the best in their classes in the country. “I’m very pleased with the kids,’’ said CVWC coach Nick Zuback. Kuruvita and Sall of Cowichan Secondary School both wrestled in juvenile classes. In the preliminary competition, Kuruvita placed ¿fth and Sall went 1-2 in his three matches. Kuruvita had a busy schedule of matches, in particular. “Once you lose and you’re on the B side, you have to work your way

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Cowichan Secondary School’s Maegan Kuruvita is a qualiÄer for the world championships on the Canadian FILA team. up,’’ explained Zuback. In cadet competition, CVWC’s Mitchell of Claremont placed third on the ¿rst day, only losing one match to the two-time Ontario champion, and Dover Bay’s Gibson claimed a 3-2 record in ¿ve matches. The wrestlers then went into the prestigious FILA (International Federation of Associated Styles) Amateur Wrestling World Championship qualifying. The top ¿ve in juvenile

and top three in cadet advanced in each class. Kuruvita really went to town then, winning her class at the tryouts and earning a place on the Canadian team for the World Championships in Baku, Azerbaijan in August. “Maegan did a great job,’’ said Zuback. “In the FILA trials, she just wrestled phenomenal.’’ It will be a big undertaking for Kuruvita to attend the worlds, as “there’s only money for elite athletes in Canada,’’ Zuback pointed out. The cadets formed a team for the Cadet Pan-American Games in July in Venezuela and Mitchell is an alternate after placing second in the trials. Zuback had a good look at the national venue in preparation for the CVWC’s hosting of the provincials next year. “The venue, I think, could have been larger,’’ he said. “It was in a huge ¿eldhouse with 10 to 12 mats. There was no seating because there was so many people.’’ The CVWC will use Cowichan Arena so seating won’t be a problem.

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Scrambling defence of Graham Palmer and Dan Lemmon of the Leafs attempts to keep Pat McKernan of the Titans away from goalie Nigel Ward in the Island Rec Hockey championship game Sunday.

These Leafs are champs

Better than namesakes: Nanaimo squad the top rec hockey team Don Bodger

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anaimo Leafs defeated the Mill Bay Rec Hockey League’s Titans 7-4 Sunday at Cowichan Arena to win the Island Rec Hockey Championship. The Leafs built an early 2-0 lead and never looked back, even though the Titans closed to within a goal three times. Andrew Leong “Two reasons Nanaimo won this game,’’ said tourna- Jon Gugin of the Bruins and Tanner Wiersma of the Hawks battle ment organizer and MBRHL for the puck in consolation game Sunday. president Al Johnson. The consolation game pitted two Mill “One, their goalie. Two, what I thought Bay teams against each other and the was more of a factor they were motivated Hawks blanked the Bruins 3-0. The since they lost last year to the Titans.’’ respective goalies, Dan Currie and Jon The Titans were coming off an emoDayton, were the MVPs. tionally-draining Mill Bay playoff where Titans beat Mill Bay’s Buccaneers 7-1 they barely made the semi¿nals and then and the Leafs blanked Victoria’s Sharks marched all the way to the title. 6-0 in the semi¿nals. Rick Cleaver was the Leafs’ MVP in the The tournament featured eight teams, ¿nal with three goals and an assist. Derek playing three games each before the Turnbull countered with a goal and an playoffs. Two games were held in Lake assist and was the Titans’ MVP. Cowichan, with the rest in Duncan.

ART CONTEST NANAIMO REGIONAL GENERAL HOSPITAL (NRGH) Is holding an art contest for selected pieces to be permanently displayed in the New Emergency Department Expansion, opening September 2012. Exhibited items may be paintings in various media, drawings, ceramics, or sculptures and must be framed or mounted and ready for display. We invite pieces of art that celebrate life, are uplifting, inspiring and/or humorous in nature. Items must physically ¿t into the space provided for the exhibit (max of 8 ft by 14 ft) Contest is from April 15-June 30, 2012 and submissions must be received by June 30th, 2012 in photograph, slide, PDF, jpeg or CD format stating ¿nished dimensions and age category *. A small honorarium will be paid to those individuals who have pieces selected and the art will become the property of the Vancouver Island Health Authority. Only one entry per person is allowed. Contest is open to residents of Central Vancouver Island in two categories: *Over 19 years of age or 19 years of age and under


(Geographic boundaries are: top of the Malahat and North to Fanny Bay including all communities in between and over to the West Coast including Port Alberni and West Coast communities) For more detailed information and contest rules go to:

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Wednesday, April 18, 2012

Shawnigan Lake School shines in sevens rugby Running rampant: Glenlyon a surprise finalist against boys’ powerhouse


Don Bodger


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“Right Here in the Cowichan Valley”



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Leg hold trap doesn’t bother Cowichan’s Seth Davis as he shrugs off the tackling attempts of Oak Bay to make a play in the Vancouver Island seven aside high school boys’ rugby tournament.

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alley high school rugby teams quickened the pace for the switch to the sevens game for weekend tournaments and didn’t look at all out of place. Shawnigan Lake School’s pool of 12 players that made the trip to UVic’s Centennial Stadium proved formidable, winning the title of the boys’ event. Shawnigan won all its games in the island zone qualifying tournament, culminating in a lopsided 51-5 victory over Glenlyon Norfolk in the ¿nal. “That’s a new process,’’ said Shawnigan coach Tim Murdy of B.C. sevens qualifying. “In the past, it was basically an invitational tournament.’’ Shawnigan will be joined in Vancouver this weekend by the other island quali¿ers — Glenlyon, St. Michael’s, Vanier and Oak Bay. Seedings haven’t yet come out for that tournament. “I would be surprised if we don’t go in ranked No. 1,’’ said Murdy. Shawnigan played in a pool with Gulf Islands, valley rival Brentwood College and St. Michael’s in the island sevens. “They were all fairly convincing,’’ Murdy said of the results. “Our boys played well. “We’ve got a number of boys that have played a lot of sevens. It is a bit dif¿cult with that much space.’’ Glenlyon was a bit of a surprise ¿nalist. “It was great for them, great for their school,’’ said Murdy. “The game started off pretty tense. In the end, we pulled away and they ran out of gas. “There was some very good teams there,’’ Murdy added. Cowichan Secondary beat Gulf Islands 44-0 in the seventh and eighth

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Cowichan’s Tanner Dobson ofÅoads to teammate Seth Davis while getting tackled by an Oak Bay player at the Vancouver Island seven aside tournament at UVic’s Centennial Stadium on Friday. each tallied two tries. Rounding out place game. the scoring with tries were Sam Jory, Cowichan lost its pool games to Heather Derocher and Hobday, who Oak Bay 22-0, Vanier 21-10 and also had a convert. Glenlyon 22-10. Theobald ran for three tries in a Cowichan coach Ron Glass noted it was a very tough pool, but the boys 22-5 victory over Lord Tweedsmuir. competed well. Sophie Cutt added a try and Derocher Tanner Dobson, Noah Dobson and kicked a conversion. Kieran Lauridsen were standouts in In the quarter¿nals, Cowichan beat the tournament. Semiahmoo 20-0. Derocher (2), Cutt The Cowichan Secondary girls and Hobday scored tries. ¿nished third in the B.C. high school The semi¿nal brought a heartbreaksevens at UBC’s Thunderbird Staing 15-12 overtime loss to Carson dium. A second development team Graham. Cowichan had the lead with also took part. two and a half minutes left. “I was really happy with the way “Everything looked good,’’ said the girls were playing and how hard Skene. “There was a bit of a dubious they were working,’’ said Cowichan lineout call the referee allowed and coach Brad Skene. they went 80 metres.’’ “I thought we played a great style Theobald’s try and conversion of sevens.’’ and a try by Cutt accounted for the Cowichan opened pool play with a Cowichan scoring. 30-0 win over Walnut Grove on two Cowichan beat Vanier 15-7 in the tries apiece by Darien Hobday and third-place game with tries by KeLeah Theobald. Hannah Lauridsen neille Coleman, Sakuma and Cutt. and Grace Gillman added singles. “I thought we were really consistent A 39-0 shutout of Stelly’s followed, throughout the whole tournament as Theobald and Megan Sakuma how we played,’’ said Skene.

Youth Athlete of the Week

Ben Berard Ben Berard was a natural at hockey since he first laced on skates. He’s found a way to keep getting better as he advances to each level. Berard, 13, a Grade 7 student at Mount Prevost Middle School, played a starring role for the island championship Cowichan Valley Peewee Tier 1 Capitals and then gained valuable experience in the provincial tournament. “I would think the main thing that separates Ben from a lot of kids, he has a lot of skill,’’ said coach Derek Topping. “What impresses me is he works harder than anybody. He tries to make himself better at any opportunity he can.’’ Topping made left-winger Berard an assistant captain this season due to his leadership qualities. What Berard still needs to work on is “probably skating the most,’’ he said. view video on-line at Bodger

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Rowers from Brentwood, above, and Shawnigan Lake, right, test themselves on Quamichan Lake Saturday. Left, host rowers from the Maple Bay Rowing Club push hard for the Änish line. Stacie Thiessen goes the single route and the 2X crew consists of Trevor Kinnee in stroke and Liam Brennan-McCann in bow.

Rowing regatta tradition strong Quamichan Lake: Maple Bay club keeps going without its most ardent volunteers Don Bodger

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he Maple Bay Rowing Club’s Regatta is one of those events that has stood the test of time with a tried and true formula, but change is inevitable. For the ¿rst time ever, Andy and Kathleen Hutchins weren’t at the helm to oversee the action and keep things running smoothly Saturday at Quamichan Lake’s Art Mann Park. Their absence left some huge shoes to ¿ll. “The executive group kind of took over and tons of parent volunteers, which is good,’’ said MBRC head coach Cheryl Thibodeau. “I’ve been going to this regatta since the very ¿rst one,’’ said Brentwood College Head of Rowing Brian Carr. “With the club investing and putting that new dock in, that changed the whole dynamics. It’s a great community regatta. Cheryl and her whole team did an awesome job.’’ It’s always a challenge to keep the long lineup of races running on schedule, especially if the weather or wind conditions don’t cooperate. Organizers were fortunate neither was a factor. “The wind came up a tiny bit for the last couple of races, but that was about it,’’ said Thibodeau. The regatta received an injection of high-level competition among the participating nine clubs. Brentwood, Vic City, Gorge and St. Michael’s all brought a few top crews in the senior single, double, quad and eight. Carr has six Grade 11s on his varsity eight crew that raced four times during the day. “They had four opportunities to go through a race plan,’’ said Carr. “Strong competition from St. Michael’s and Gorge made it very worthwhile.’’ The junior boys’ eight was the best race of the day, according to Carr. “Brentwood came from behind and beat Vic City by .4 of a second,’’ he said. Carr’s junior novice girls, who are all new to the sport, also left a lasting impression on him. “To win their ¿rstever race was pretty cool,’’ he said. Maple Bay’s top results included second place for the lightweight women’s 4x (Hanna Hutchins, Hannah Dreger, Emily Whitaker, Kate Brigham) and the junior C boys’ 2x of Kyle Fredrickson and Liam Bontkes. Lindsay Wise placed third in the lightweight women’s single and Christy Scholten was third in the junior A women’s single. Scholten, Anna Brigham, Monica Whitney-Brown and Stacie Thiessen teamed up for third in the junior A women’s 4x. Vic City topped the overall standings with 96 points followed by St. Michael’s (76) and Gorge (70). Vic City (58), Gorge (44) and St. Michael’s (34) led the girls’ standings. St. Michael’s (42), Brentwood (39) and Vic City (38) were the top boys’ point-getters.



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Hardman’s goal completes Kelsey comeback en route to soccer title

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The Frances Kelsey Breakers junior girls’ soccer team staged an amazing comeback to win the Mid-Island tournament Saturday at Shawnigan Lake School over its hosts. After opening with a scoreless game against a solid Brentwood team, Kelsey played the deciding game of the tournament against Shawnigan in the second round. The Breakers were without their starting goalie and trailed 2-0 with 20 minutes to play.

But they turned up the intensity, with Grade 10 students Carli Cameron and Tiara Enger scoring to tie the game. Kelsey pressed even harder and rang two shots off the post before Grade 9 midfielder Olivia Hardman blasted in the winner with five minutes left. Kelsey went on to defeat last year’s winners Gulf Islands 3-0 to finish the tournament undefeated. Taylor Aichelberger and Holly Robinson served as student coaches.

Dream season ends in Provincial Cup play Last hurrah: Saturday game just the third Cowichan loss since September Don Bodger

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he soccer season ended Saturday the same way it began for Cowichan LMG Pringle: with a 1-0 loss. In between, the Div. 1 Island Soccer League squad only lost one other game over the course of the long season that began in early September and included a second straight Jackson Cup title. Miraculously, Cowichan didn’t win the league title. Two defeats, 1-0 and 2-0 against Vic West, and three ties were the only blemishes on the team’s record but Cowichan fell one point short of Gordon Head for top spot. Another rare loss, 1-0 to Columbus of Vancouver at the Ladysmith Turf, made short work of Cowichan’s efforts in the Provincial Cup during ¿rstround play. Cowichan took the play to Columbus during many parts of the game, but couldn’t generate a solid scoring opportunity to turn into a goal. “I thought the start of the game was really good,’’ said Cowichan coach Glen Martin. “We had them hemmed in.’’ He also thought Cowichan started the second half well. But Columbus scored at the 12-minute mark, moving from defence to offense quickly after a Cowichan offside to convert a header. The game got bogged down in rough stuff in the late stages and Cowichan couldn’t pick up the pace to try for the equalizer. “Overall, it was pretty even, I thought,’’ said Martin, who didn’t particularly like the antics or the sportsmanship of the Columbus team. “We didn’t Àop around and cry like they did,’’ he said. “We let in a bit of a goal against the play. That hurt us as we fought back to get in it and couldn’t do it. “Overall, I’m pretty happy. It’s been a great season. It would have been nice to have gone further in the provincials, obviously.’’ Keeping things in perspective was ¿rst and foremost in Martin’s mind. “Till yesterday, we only lost one game in seven months,’’ he said. “I think it’s good to know we de¿nitely can compete with the top teams in Vancouver.’’ The commitment of the Cowichan players to make that happen was second to none.


Brian Carriere just started a new job in Calgary April 3, two days after the Jackson Cup ¿nal, but didn’t want to miss the Provincial Cup game for anything and Àew back for it. It was still the swan song with the team for him with the permanent move to Calgary. “I’m going to miss it, for sure,’’ he said. Carriere, 26, has been a solid player with the team for eight years and Martin acknowledged it will impossible to replace him. Carriere would have loved to go out with a bang but it was tough to ¿nd space to break free for one of his patented goals. “It was a defensive battle,’’ he said. “We couldn’t get anything forward.’’ Martin and all the players were ecstatic with the fan support for the team. “It was nice to have everyone out there,’’ said Carriere, who was named the team’s most inspirational player for the season. “We really want to thank our supporters,’’added Martin. “It really makes a difference for the team. “They don’t get crowds like that in Vancouver.’’ Captain Jesse Winter concurred. “We do have, I would say, the best fans in the league,’’ said Winter, the team’s most valuable player and the epitome of commitment with 98.9 per cent attendance at practices and games during the season. The only session Winter missed was an Aug. 11 practice during the pre-season. “It was for a dinner with my grandma,’’ said Winter. Martin gave out the attendance award last during the team’s wind-up. “He says it’s the most important,’’ said Winter. “It seems a long journey, de¿nitely. “There’s all the work we put in just by showing up and practicing. And there’s all the work Glen and (assistant

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Game action gets hot and hectic at Ladysmith Saturday for Cowichan LMG Pringle. Goalmouth scramble, above, ends without any damage done in front of goalie Joel Wilson. Going hard for Cowichan against Columbus, clockwise from below, are: Bram Taylor, Brad Archibald, George Horne and Tyler Hughes.

coach) Kevin (James) put in.’’ Despite the long haul to provincials, Winter was primed to go longer. “We needed to be a little better,’’ he said. “It would have been only four more games. We would have handled that.’’ Winter, 27, still has plenty of good years of soccer at this level ahead of him. His life away from the pitch will be undergoing a bit of a change when he marries Danielle Eastick in August. Winter praised the efforts of all his teammates, starting with goalkeeper Joel Wilson who ¿lled some big shoes when James retired. Wilson gave up very few goals all season through league and tournament play, a tribute to him and the defensive strengths of the side.

Wilson made an amazing save during the ¿rst half to keep the game scoreless, throwing his body into the air on a point-blank scoring chance to knock the ball away. “He’s played so good for us all year,’’ said Winter. Wilson, who will be accepting the MVP goalie award for the league Friday in Victoria, lamented the feelings of his teammates as he came off the ¿eld after the game and greeted the many family members and Cowichan supporters in attendance. “Good game, it didn’t go the right way,’’ he said. “It just never developed quite the way we wanted it to,’’ summed up

Winter. “But it was there for us to take.’’ It’s only about three months until Cowichan starts training again for next season.


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