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From the mists of our mythical and cultural past: Talks underway to launch legendary Cowichan Native opera for the first time in nearly 50 years Peter W. Rusland

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he world-renowned Tzinquaw Opera could be staged again nearly 50 years after the mythical Quw’utsun’ musical tale last thrilled audiences of all cultures. Resurrection of the valley’s famed tale — of how the Thunderbird, or Tzinquaw, carried away a greedy Cowichan Bay killer whale eating starving Quw’utsun’ people’s salmon — began during Tuesday’s launch of the eighth-annual Aboriginal Film Festival. Native elders — some of whom appeared in the opera a generation ago — were honoured as the valley’s popular, all-ages’ Tzinquaw Dancers performed to the delight of festival stars, ¿lm-makers, and organizers. “It shows what we’ve been taught through the Tzinquaw legend, and we’re only showing a fraction of what was brought down to us,” said Tzinquaw drummer Ray (Rick) Peter Jr. Some of those sacred teachings were depicted during the screening of director Caroline Trudel’s ¿lm The Thunderbird and the Killer Whale. “Watching these young ones dance here added 10 years to my life,” said Cree TV star Ray Thunderchild. The moving show twinned a display of newspaper clippings, costumes, photos and other Tzinquaw Opera artifacts on loan for the ¿lm-fest’s opening in the Quw’utsun’ Cultural Centre. The magic of Aboriginal culture proved a catalyst for reuniting opera artifacts from Salt Spring Island’s Akerman family with local elders wishing to share their stage art with the world. But ¿rst, protocols and talks about the opera must happen between Quw’utsun’ elders, the Tzinquaw troupe and the Akermans. Their goal is to provide, and rehearse, the musical dramatization scored for two pianos in the late 1940s by Pat Akerman’s late grandfather, Frank Morrison. For a variety of family reasons, the legendary production

has not been staged since 1967. “We want to make sure it goes to the right people and through the right channels,” said Akerman. His late father, Bob, displayed Morrison’s Tzinquaw Opera memorabilia for years in a special museum at his Salt Spring home. “We have everything grandpa Morrison collected,” he told the News Leader Pictorial. “It’s amazing what grandpa Morrison did.” Honourary Cowichan chief Morrison (Tzahqullah), a Duncan music teacher, worked with student Abel Joe, Quamichan elders and actors to create the score by ear. Director Cecil West’s show debuted with an all-Cowichan cast in Duncan in November 1950. Then it packed many more venues, including Victoria’s Royal Theatre.

Morrison wrote he hoped Tzinquaw “was able to catch and record the tone, mood, and atmosphere that motivates our Aboriginal, Native people to to express their deepest emotions in song, and through dramatic portrayal of their ancient traditional ceremonies.” The Tzinquaw Opera sure charmed a visiting New York Times critic. “This original and unique production is the signal for the rebirth of North American folklore,” the critic said. “Certain it is that the North American stage has seen nothing to compare with the scope of this all-Indian (sic)pageant.” Cowichan Tribes members Harold and Norbert Joe, and Wayne Seward agreed after Tuesday’s Tzinquaw Dancers show in the QCC. more on A16

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Duncan firefighters responded to a fully involved car fire in the back of Fastenal building on Boys Road at approximately 11:15 p.m. Wednesday night. North Cowichan/Duncan RCMP officers also assisted on scene. “Upon arrival, the vehicle was fully engulfed in flames,” Cpl. Kevin Day said. “The vehicle

UP FRONT Course set for illegal SD budget

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owichan school trustees have instructed their ¿nance committee to prepare a de¿cit

budget. It’s been an expected move since last November’s election, after a majority of ¿ve trustees supporting a no-cuts mandate were elected to School District 79’s board. And after months of collecting community feedback through surveys, meetings and delegations, the board voted Wednesday 5-2 in favour of building a de¿cit budget. A de¿cit budget is considered to be an illegal move that could eventually see the board ¿red, and a single trustee appointed

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School District 79 Chairwoman Eden Haythornthwaite proposes what she’s calling a restoration budget during Wednesday’s school board meeting. by the education ministry in its Education, to rebuild programs “We believe it’s unlawful deciplace. and services during trustees’ sion making. However, board Chairwoman three-year term. “Even if it was split into three Eden Haythornthwaite — who “I don’t know exactly what’s different years to build this, it’s proposed the motion — argued going to happen,” she admitted. unreasonable to think that we the coming ¿scal plan is not “But I do know one thing I’m could ever possibly ¿nancially actually a de¿cit budget. very sure of ... I know what will do it. We’ve been directed (by Her motion calls for a balanced happen if we don’t do this. I’ve the ministry) that the dollars are budget “by seeking additional seen it. We have empirical evithe dollars.” revenue from the government” dence of what happens when we Others support a new apas well as the creation of a simply continue to comply, and proach. multi-year ¿nancial plan, in we don’t speak up. If you don’t “I believe restoring these partnership with the Ministry of ask, the answer is always no.” services is the only way to go,” The board has long struggled said Trustee Deb Foster. “It is w with funding shortfalls, and the path least travelled but it’s iin recent years has eliminated something different, and we sseveral programs and services, de¿nitely need a different apaas well as cut staff, to make ends proach because over the last few Semantics made an appearance at Wednesday’s board meeting, with m meet. years we have cut $8.2-million trustees debating the use of “restoration budget.” But four of Cowichan’s nine to our children.” “So we have chosen the phrase restoration budget, instead of deficit ttrustees say that doesn’t excuse “I don’t want anybody here budget?” asked Trustee Amrik Prihar, who favours a balanced budget. iillegal behaviour from the to be afraid,” added Haythorn“Nice choice of words.” bboard. thwaite. “I’m already afraid “The reason we’re not calling it a deficit budget — that I am not “We feel it’s ¿scally irresponenough for all of us, and frankly, calling it a deficit budget — is that’s not what I think it is,” Chairwoman ssible for us to do this,” said I hope the ministry is half as Eden Haythornthwaite responded. T Trustee Cathy Schmidt, also scared as I am. But I’m looking “It is our intention to submit a balanced budget based on receiving s speaking on behalf of trustees forward to this, and I’d far rather additional revenue from the government, to restore some of our programs C Candace Spilsbury and Ryan be building and rebuilding than and services. We are not going to file a deficit budget. We will talk to the B Bruce, who were not at the April what I’ve done for the last six Ministry (of Education) and we’re hoping they will partner with us.” 18 meeting. years.”

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happen if the (Crofton pulp) mill can’t pay its taxes,” she said of the struggling mill paying some $5.6 million into North Coworth Cowichan ichan’s coffers annually. homeowners face “It’s like insurance to keep us a $275 tax hike aÀoat. If we took this over two this year after council’s late split years ($137.50), we’re not fully covered.” decision to reverse course on The mill’s parent ¿rm, Catathe 2012 budget. lyst, sees creditors and investors Wednesday’s 4-3 vote, after vote on a complex restructuring hot debate, saw councillors toss on May 2. an earlier recommen“Even if restructurdation for owners of ing goes ahead, it’s average homes to pay pprudent to do this $137.50 this year, and ($275) now because the same in 2013. w we’re still relying on Instead it approved a company in receivthe $275 tax hike, ership,” Marsh said. which is expected to Besides, homeownget ¿nal reading in Kate Marsh: ers paying the whole about two weeks. insurance $275 now “puts us in The decision a position to handle bothered Councillor the risk (of mill tax loss).” Al Siebring, who voted for two “Our industrial rates are now $137.50 uplifts. competitive with other cities — “A 4-3 vote isn’t a terribly wise way to do budgets,” he said we’ve had a (low-tax) holiday until now because of the mill.” Thursday, still groggy from the The narrow vote saw Mayor long meeting. Jon Lefebure and Councillor Council, he explained, wrote Barb Lines also back the $275 a recommendation for the boost. two-year, $137.50 model after Councillors Jennifer Woike committee-of-the-whole debate. and John Koury sided with But council also got a staff report concerning bene¿ts of the Siebring. “It’s about as ¿nal as it can $275 model, he said. Councillor be,” Siebring said of the 2012 Kate Marsh moved that option, and it was seconded by Council- budget containing a tax shift to homeowners from heavy induslor Ruth Hartmann. trial levies — such as Crofton’s “After Marsh made the mofoundering pulp mill. tion, the discussion was framed “If the mill shuts down, people around the $275,” said Siebring. will understand there’ll have to “I thought we needed broader be some major tax increases and discussions about budget opperhaps some service cuts betions.” cause we’d lose a large amount But the $275 option was of our tax stream. clearly right to Marsh. “But until then, I thought ‘Let “The main reason is to protect our community from what could people keep the money in their own jeans.’” Peter W. Rusland

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ote. But don’t wait until the next federal election to help defend the environment and other human rights. That was the basic message from federal Green Party leader Elizabeth May who visited south Cowichan’s Dwight International School Tuesday. North America’s ¿rst elected federal Green also told some 150 students — including some Shawnigan Lake School pupils — and citizens how Prime Minister Stephen Harper’s majority Conservative government is a threat to the country. “It’s OK to say ‘This prime minister’s not ¿t to govern, and he should leave,’” May said. She urged folks to use Facebook, Twitter and other social media to spread the word about their eco-concerns before the next federal vote. “2015 is too late.” By then, May said she could be arrested for protesting legal, social, health-care and environmental rights — such as the possible threat to B.C.’s coast from Kitimat’s planned Enbridge pipeline touted by Harper to pump jobs and tax revenues. “In a democracy, we have a right to say these (unruly) things, and we have a very limited window for action,” the affable lawyer and Saanich-Gulf Islands MP said.

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Federal Green Party leader Elizabeth May talks to Dwight International School student Dalton Arnason (left) during Tuesday’s visit to the school. That window closed a bit more during the March 29 federal budget, she said. That’s when Harper’s Tories changed the Environmental Assessment Act so “fewer and fewer projects will go through any environmental review process at all.” “This budget was written by the oil industry.” The feds, May, 58, explained, are essentially hoisting review responsibilities onto the provinces to help fast-track projects. “Your opinions matter now,” she told students, who may not be voting age yet. Harper’s government, she said, is Àouting national rules stipulating adequate consultation with First Nations about the mega-project, while assuring the oil-thirsty Chinese government the project is on track. “The majority of British Columbians don’t want the Enbridge pipeline

to go ahead.” Including Duncan’s Dalton Arnason, 13, a Dwight pupil. “Her speech changed my opinion on everything about the environment,” he said, noting fears about the Alberta tarsands’ effects on wildlife. Grade 11 Dwight student Amir Meysami, from dictator-controlled Iran, asked May what people can do to make real changes for the ecology and the economy. Canadian leaders must ask what manufacturing and businesses are in the common good of the environment and citizens, not corporate pro¿ts, she answered. “Canada has an export mentality,” May said, citing shipping of raw logs, plus oil and gas. May made sense to Dwight student Victor Blasquez of Mexico City. “I really like what she’s doing to help the world, and not put the pipeline in.”

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Survey indicates Cowichan residents have no idea how much water they waste Down the drain: Watershed board says local ignorance needs quenching Celina Albany

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staggering 28 per cent of residents in Duncan and North Cowichan don’t know the source of their water. Fewer know how much money they spend on water per year. The Cowichan Watershed Board wants to change that. “It all boils down to awareness and cost,” said David Slade, Cowichan Watershed Board member and pastpresident of The British Columbia Groundwater Association, in the wake of the release of its 2011 Water Knowledge and Conservation Survey. “Something that might strike a chord with people here is the Cowichan watershed. When it reaches a critical low every summer ¿sh can’t swim upstream and volunteers have to physically scoop up the stranded ¿sh and carry them upstream,” Slade said. “By wasting water, we’re robbing ¿sh of swimming water.” Last summer the CWB covered about two per cent of the lower river and took away three pickup truck loads of garbage, according to Rodger Hunter, co-ordinator of the CWB. “If locals knew this costly process, they wouldn’t be littering where they swim all summer.”

Slade compared our local use of water along with the national average to a county that is distinguished for its excellence in water treatment: Germany. Its environmental and cost ef¿cient strategies have put the country at the forefront for water conservation, according to Slade. “It’s called an inverse relationship. The average Canadian uses 328 litres of water per day while the average German uses just over 100 litres per day. The cost of water in Germany per cubic metre (1,000 litres) is $2.50 CAD, while the cost of water in Canada per cubic metre (1,000 litres) is about 25 cents.” Germans pay 10 times more than Canadians do for water. Our consumption rate is so high because there is little monetary value on it. Slade and Hunter agreed raising the cost of water is not what they would like to see happen, but the direct relationship between consumer and cost of water is hard to avoid. “If the cost of water is higher, we will waste less. We take water for granted because it is cheap here,” said Slade. “We need an infrastructure like Germany. Water is too undervalued here, unfortunately, to make people see the value of water. Aggressive leadership should be tried before simply upping the price of water.” Another consumer Àaw many of us are guilty of is purchasing bottled water, according to Hunter. “About 10 per cent of the bottles used for bottled water are recycled; the rest goes straight to the land¿ll. Also, the quality of water in bottled water is surprisingly lower than what

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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. Peter W. Rusland

Few Cowichan residents know how much water they waste or the cost, according to the Cowichan Watershed Board. you can get here in the valley from your own tap,” said Slade. Last summer the CWB hosted a drinking water taste test. Three choices: Duncan water, which was the number one choice; North Cowichan, the number two choice; and the least-liked water was Fiji bottled water. “A lot of people think bottled water is better quality, but it’s not. At least not here. In Cowichan, the water from your own tap is better than the water you’re getting out of a bottle,” said Hunter. Awareness, respect, education and encouragement all decide the course of the Cowichan watershed, agreed Hunter and Slade. “I’d like to challenge the communities to reach a common water conservation target,” said Hunter.

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his page and the one beside it are designed for a simple purpose: to let this community share views in the hopes of shaping direction on the issues of the day. So it should not come as a surprise when people have a change of heart about something after giving it a thorough hearing. Just like we have had on Cowichan’s new regional visitor centre. We’ve generally been supportive of the project: we think the community needs dedicated tourism promotion; we like the idea of regions within Cowichan co-ordinating and sharing those services; we think the existing Duncan centre is in a horrible location; There are and we like the idea of the B.C. Forest better ways Discovery Centre as a good alternative to accomplish location. But readers have made some very our intent important points: the internet has made much of the traditional role of the visitor centre redundant, and what is left certainly doesn’t seem to justify a multi-million-dollar public investment. Travelling often used to be about ¿nding a central place to ask questions, but think about how people travel now: they research hotel and accommodation options over the internet prior to departure; after arrival they ¿ll in the gaps using their iPads and smartphones. Yes, face-to-face contact with someone with a broad range of knowledge is helpful. But instead of building an expansive of¿ce for that person in the B.C. Forest Discovery Centre parking lot, why don’t we simply strike a deal with the BCFDC to let that person work from the museum’s reception area? Let’s roll back the construction costs and, instead, invest that cash into tourism promotion and service. Let’s put our efforts into where the industry is going, not where it used to be. And let’s save some money in the process.

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Seeing both sides of: Bamberton approval The case against

The case for In a region looking for signs of economic spark, the idea that $810 million is going to be invested into our community can’t be celebrated enough. We all know this is a great place to live. But it will be increasingly more difficult to live here if it’s not a great place to work. Jobs are the spark that makes everything go. Jobs are paramount. Bamberton means jobs.

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his is how a political analyst uses arithmetic, politics and probabilities. First the arithmetic. Putting up 42 per cent against a combination of 23 per cent plus 23 per cent would normally mean the 42 per cent would lose. Twenty-three plus 23 equals 46. Pure and simple arithmetic states 46 beats 42 every time. In politics, however, “Those interested that 42 per cent could in a free enterwin out because of our prise government ¿rst-past-the-post voting The 42 per cent in B.C. had better system. I’m referring to is the support a recent poll start talking.” gave the NDP. The same poll had the BC Liberals and B.C. Conservatives head-to-head at about 23 per cent, or something close to that.

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If voter intentions stayed where this polls says they are, the NDP would likely win the next election. Now for the probabilities. The actual voting date of May 13, 2013 is more than a year away and in politics that can be an eternity. All manner of events could intervene and see defeat snatched from the jaws victory for the NDP. Either the B.C. Liberals or the B.C. Conservatives could get pummelled into extinction on the whim of voters. There could even be a coalition government formed by the B.C. Liberals and Conservatives. The point here is that this political story is far from over and nobody should be betting the mortgage on the outcome just yet. Let’s look at resources because one way or another all three parties will have to ¿eld a full team of candidates and get their messages out to motivate their supporters to deliver votes on election day. People hate to hear it but money does count in elections. During 2011 the B.C. Liber-

Despite the fact the developer has been exemplary, despite the fact the development has been generally welcomed, there is one fact about Bamberton that cannot be ignored. Bamberton means change. Bamberton is the first step in turning the south Cowichan region into a suburb of Victoria. It will happen slowly, but it will happen. Mill Bay will never be the same.

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als took in just under $8 million in donations. The NDP came in second with just under $3 million and the B.C. Conservatives trailed the ¿eld with just over $100,000, according reports ¿led with Elections B.C. In all probability the B.C. Liberals will meet or exceed their 2011 donation total in the lead up to the 2013 election. Similarly, the NDP will likely meet or exceed their 2011 tally. The B.C. Conservatives? That’s an open question but I doubt they have the capacity to raise much more than $1 million over the next year. Now about organization. The B.C. Liberals have party ¿eld staff located all over the province and have constituency associations in all 85 ridings. The NDP has well-established organizational support from the labour movement and functioning ridings all over the province. Will the B.C. Conservatives have functioning riding associations to support candidates in all 85 ridings?

Finally, the leaders. Take what the polls say now with a grain of salt. Come election time all three will be under intense public scrutiny. The dour seventy-something leading the B.C. Conservatives may not sell so well under the pressure of an election campaign. All of the above suggests that support for the B.C. Conservatives will probably fade. They will remain a factor, however, and could still deliver a victory to the NDP. The combination of arithmetic, politics and probabilities suggests that those interested in maintaining a free enterprise government in B.C. had better start talking with one another — and soon.

Patrick Hrushowy is the president of the Cowichan Valley constiuency association of the B.C. Liberal Party. Email him at phrushowy@shaw.ca


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What new businesses are needed in Cowichan’s economy? “They should add another cupcake shop. It would also be cool to have an amusement park all year because they only have one once a year (Cowichan Exhibition).”

“Local high-quality stuff like bakeries. I’d like to see as much local food as possible.”

Ryan Clark, Skutz Falls

Saige Hartwig, Chemainus

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

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Dear editor Regarding the Doupe Road subdivision road collapse — strata owners are vulnerable to poorly built roads. Even though they are approved by the Ministry of Transportation, approval is nothing more than something to keep the developer happy. Buyer beware! Deryk Norton, Mill Bay

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s Economic Development Cowichan worth keeping? Absolutely. The problem most Economic Development Commissions face is their ability Dear editor to answer questions that would limit an The North Cowichan council decision to assessment of their value to numbers. It is rare increase residential taxes by varying percentto impossible to do that without spending more ages to a max of 8.43 per cent in Crofton, plus money analyzing the operation than the operation the $275 increase to cover part of the Catalyst spends operating. reduction, has me wondering what these Al Siebring made what was perhaps the most elected of¿cials are thinking. North Cowichan insightful comment in your EDC article: “....what councils have been on a spending holiday for do we have now that we wouldn’t have without so long they have lost sight of reality. Case in the EDC?” point is the Economic Development CommisThe answer is, you’ll never know for sure. Andrew Leong sion, which has a budget of $900,000 for 2012. The reason for that is simple: opinion. Opinions Pam Smith and her daughter Michelle Bergthorson walk their dogs Barkley, Mandy and Rambo around the track at There appears to be no accountability for this are highly subjective and therefore inherently 12th-annual Duncan Scotiabank MS Walk at Cowichan Sportsplex on Sunday April 15. lavish budget, which has increased by 400 per not measurable. But it is the opinions that people cent since 2001. It’s time to get rid of this emwill still be in units of one cent, we would to harvest taxpayer’s money from this compli- form about, in this case, the Cowichan region that pire and turn the business development of the then gross the total up or down to ¿ve or zero. ant board than doing their own fundraising in are so critical. area to the chamber of commerce. North Cow- Sounds like a good idea, but a few moments’ the community. The board runs an amateur People’s opinions are what cause them to want ichan councillors need to start being accountthought bring up the notion that the extra costs mockery of a budget review process in public to move here or set up a business here. able for the property tax revenue spending and to the consumer are not being considered. and then agrees to accept every project they It is the opinions tourists form about a place get their heads out of the sand. No more curling With taxes the consumer will end up paying and its staff can think of. that make them want to visit. It is the opinions rinks. Re-evaluate the libraries, ball diamonds more for their purchases. An item that costs $3 To add insult to the tax pain inÀicted again people form about the quality of the agriculture and over-priced commissions. including tax, will become $3.36, then rounded this year, they agreed to waste a further and produce of a region that makes them want to Daryl Ferguson up to $3.40 etc. Rounding up will give the gov- $300,000 to do a “sustainability” plan for the buy the produce. It is the opinions forming in the Crofton ernment a chance for another tax grab. How Cowichan Valley. Too bad the board doesn’t minds of people as they read our messaging that will the signatories of the anti-HST petition feel seem to have a clue what that term means as it help them realize how very proud we are of our their tax being increased? How long will relates to irresponsible, ever-increasing spend- community. Penny kill nothing but a penny grab about it be before all prices are rounded up to ¿ve or ing by local governments. It is impossible to accurately quantify these Dear editor zero? At what overall cost to the consumer? There is good reason for the B.C. government opinions in a mere dollar-and-cents perspective. Governments at all levels provide services The federal government can save costs by appointing a new municipal auditor to protect They take a commitment to a long-term vision that are not really cost-effective. However, due only minting the one cent coin every two years. local taxpayers, and the CVRD should be the and need consistency in messaging. That consisto their essential nature, these are deemed to It could mint a two-cent coin thus reducing the ¿rst to be audited. tency is delivered by the EDC. be necessary to the smooth functioning of that demand for the penny. To change a monetary W.E. (Bill) Dumont Sharon Jackson asked “why aren’t they going society. The penny is one of them. system that has been in existence for thousands Cobble Hill after high-tech, things not resource-based?” The monetary system we have is based upon of years seems rather ludicrous. Well, the EDC has done exactly that, and no 100, and as such it is essential that units of one Ian Kimm doubt continues. But keep in mind, the high-tech are maintained. Indeed, gas is priced in tenths Jelly belly column feeds an Duncan community tends to cluster. Workers in the tech of a cent and foreign exchange is taken to four unacceptable stereotype industry tend to be younger and single and more decimal places etc. With the plethora of credit Dear editor mobile. They tend to be looking for a different and debit cards it is possible to pay for all purIrresponsible CVRD spending I was very disheartened to read Ashley kind of lifestyle than the valley currently offers chases based upon the decimal system, i.e. in Degraaf’s April 13 “Mommy tummy” column. and so it is a bit of an uphill battle to attract them. continues to continue increments of one cent. However, the premise Dear editor This type of outlook on women’s post-natal Community messaging — be it tourism or any of the federal government is although pricing The CVRD board has once again con¿rmed bodies and the time following this period is other — will never, ever succeed if left to various tthey intend to keep the Cowichan Valley a high not only unrealistic for many women, but also chambers of commerce or city councils to do insspending-high taxation jurisdiction with budget encourages women, men, children and teens to dependently. It needs to be centrally co-ordinated accept a very stereotypical view of women’s aapproval to spend more than $70 million this and planned, yyear. Unlike the B.C. and Canadian governbodies. Getting rid of a “rather large and frightIt is not a statement made out malice or disrem ments that are controlling spending, these geening...jelly belly” is simply not an acceptable spect. It’s just that it is not what they are supposed “Should alcohol consumption be allowed in B.C. movie “rite of passage for new moms” to promote. nniuses have approved a whopping 7.6 per cent to do and never has been something they do well theatres?” For anyone interested in a slightly more real- enough to count. iincrease in spending with taxes up between You answered: (87 votes) istic view of women’s bellies, please do view a ffour and eight percent. Only when various chambers and councils get 83 per cent NO They have been doing this every year for the recent documentary ¿lm called Birth Markings together to fund a regional body like the EDC, ppast 10 years, basically rubber stamping all the by Margaret Lazarus. will there be an effective voice to promote and To vote on the next Question of the Week, log onto the sspending proposals presented by their own staff Suzan Kostiuck, Duncan stand up for Cowichan. web poll at www.cowichannewsleader.com aand special interest groups. These special inter- comments submitted online at cowichannewsleader.com It is a big ugly world out there and we have to eest groups ¿nd it easy and far more productive compete with other communities. The EDC is the entity that acts as our voice to the world, a voice that we need more every day. The EDC stands for us because the EDC is us. The EDC is how we believe in ourselves and tell the world. 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Friday, April 20, 2012

Chemainus urged to check out the proposal for its new library at Waterwheel Park

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n outdoor exhibit of the new proposed Chemainus library Saturday will lend Chemainiacs and other taxpayers a chance to comment about the book facility planned for Waterwheel Park. The public is invited to attend an open house

and workshop intended to present a greater understanding of how a new library ¿ts into a revitalized Chemainus town centre, North Cowichan staff said. Physical exhibits will help visitors envision how a new library and public plaza would look. Saturday’s session between 10 a.m. and noon allows folks to tour and learn about the parkinglot space and the old ¿re-hall aimed for downtown redevelopment.

Guides will answer questions between chances to provide feedback. The Vancouver lsland Regional Library system is building the new reading-and-lending centre. Chemainus’ new library and visitor centre will open at Waterwheel Park, while a skate park wheels into space near St. Joseph’s school, the News Leader Pictorial reported in November after public debate aplenty. The new library is part of Mural Town’s revital-

ization plan. Some folks wanted the new book facility to go on the former ¿re-hall site to save stalls in Waterwheel’s parking lot. The library twins other core upgrades in the revitalization plan, including renovation of the Island Timberlands’ benchlands along Chemainus Road, remaking the old ¿re hall into commercial and housing use, some new roundabouts, Kin Park upgrades and more.

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Shawnigan urged to join march of the scarecrows Community contest: Pick up your frame this weekend and create your own Ann Andersen

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here was the friendly scarecrow in The Wizard of Oz; helpful Worzel Gummidge of children’s literature; and even a reincarnated scarecrow on a murder spree in the horrible 2002 B-movie. However, deep down we all know that scarecrows are nothing more than devices to discourage birds from disturbing crops in gardens or ¿elds. And you can get yourself a map and follow a path of them during the upcoming Shawnigan Scarecrow Trail. In the event, Shawnigan businesses, groups, clubs, politicians and residents are invited to pick up a scarecrow frame made by Dwight International School students, dress it creatively and place and secure it. They’ll be judged next month with the winner receiving gathered donations to give to a charity of his or her choice.

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John OldÄeld puts Änishing touches to his scarecrow that will be part of Shawnigan’s Scarecrow Trail. “We’re hoping for about 30 scarecrows,” says Patty Old¿eld of Shawnigan’s Village Chippery, who with Dave Shortill of Family Integrity Corporation is co-ordinating the event. “And people can make their own frames if they wish.” Of course, the event isn’t just about scarecrows. It’s one of 11 Cowichan Valley projects co-ordinated by CIS program Bringing Stories to the

Street designed to create two-way communication between businesses and immigrant newcomers. The program is funded by the provincial and federal governments. “People are invited to pick their scarecrow frame up on Earth Day, April 22, from Dewar McCarthy and Company between 11 a.m. and 2 p.m.,” Dewar McCarthy said. “We’re kitty corner to the Shawnigan RCMP.” “It’s a whimsical idea, so use imagination on how you clothe the scarecrow,” advises Old¿eld. “Think of the changing weather, too.” The Launch Party May 12, from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. at Dewar’s business will see a South African theme with food, music and a South African inspired market. On May 22 maps and ballots will be provided during a Family Festival day — noon to 4 p.m. in Shawnigan that coincides with the Subaru Triathlon. “There’ll be entertainment, vendors, exhibits and lots of scarecrows throughout the village,” Shortill says. “Streets will be closed, and there’ll be music and road painting.” The winning scarecrow will be determined at an awards ceremony that day.

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Cowichan Secondary School students Dax Parlee, Carl Xi and Aaron Fisher will moved on to the Skills Canada provincial round after high marks in the regionals.

t’s springtime in the Cowichan Valley, which inevitably means the automotive students at Cowichan Secondary School have once again cleaned up at the regional Skills Canada competition. Aaron Fisher, Brandon Kirton, and Chase Manhas took ¿rst, second and third place respectively in the competition’s auto-mechanic category. And the school’s electronic students are fast joining in on the tradition. Students Colton Mann,

Dax Parlee and Piqi (Carl) Xi took the top three spots in their category at the regionals, which were held at Vancouver Island University’s Nanaimo campus on March 30. The electrical students plus the ¿rst-place automotive winner moved on to the provincials in Abbotsford on Wednesday. Fisher’s competition covers everything from suspension and steering, to brakes and electrical know-how. He’s grown up learning about mechanics, and has worked at High Point Auto Care for more than three years. Fisher plans to make

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Harold Joe Sr. told the News Leader Pictorial he and others will pursue ways to work with the Akermans to remount the famed opera. Seward — whose grandparents Arthur and Susan Joe were involved in the opera — said he has a tape of the opera’s tunes by Morrison. “(Opera singer) Margaret Rose Charlie had a beautiful voice,” he said after Charlie and other original cast members were honoured Tuesday. An emotional Harold Joe Sr. told the rapt crowd he wanted to be in the opera “but the residential school got in the way.” He also explained how various Quw’utsun’ families donated songs to the opera populated by Skeecullus (The Sad One) and Stommish (Daring One), to the Schnayum (medicine man), Hut-hut-took (Craftsman), Cowitzun Speekum (Cowichan Lily), plus dancers and others. “I’d like to see the whole show again,” said Harold Joe Sr. So would Norbert Joe. He still has a unique mask worn by Harold’s dad, Abraham Joe, in his courtesy Cowichan Valley Museum and Archive role as The Great Hunter (QuayAbel Joe leading dancer and singer in the opera Tzinquaw preformed here in 1960. quayth-thut). of elder Gus Joe who was also honThe Cowichan Aboriginal Film Morrison’s masterpiece was oured Tuesday. Festival continues at the QCC until special teamwork with Abel Joe “When I see my grandchildren April 20 with nightly screenings, who shared his family’s song with dancing, it reminds me of what I plus workshops and an exhibit of Morrison. used to do in 1955,” he said of the artwork by Coast Salish masters. That led to other families sharing opera. Call 250-746-7930, or visit www.aff. their songs for the four-act opera. “It makes me happy.” cowichan.net. Caring and sharing is the hallmark RBC DOMINION SECURITIES

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Paramedics and Duncan ÄreÄghters assist the driver of a Hyundai sedan involved in an accident with a Buick sedan on Tzouhalem Road near Lakes Road at about 5 p.m. on Saturday, April 14.

Two Nanaimo drivers are lucky to be alive after an April 11 morning crash at the Island Highway-Mount Sicker Road intersection, police say. “Both drivers were taken by ambulance to Cowichan District Hospital with relatively minor injuries,” said Cpl. Kevin Day of the North Cowichan/Duncan detachment. “It appears to be an unfortunate error in judgement.” Speed doesn’t appear to have factored into the 7 a.m. wreck, noted Day. The collision saw a northbound 2002 Chev Cavalier, driven by a 21-year-old woman, headed through the intersection’s lights when it hit a southbound 2005 Dodge SX — driven by a 31-year-old male — making a left turn onto Mount Sicker Road. “It stuck the northbound vehicle causing severe damage,” he said, adding both rides were totalled and towed. The drivers’ names are not being released and charges are not being laid.

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itanic could have foundered in Duncan elementary’s old gym on Saturday night. But on the 100th anniversary of the day she hit an iceberg and sank, she was truly unsinkable. Cowichan Secondary’s drama department can mark a triumph for its interactive dinner theatre presentation of Titanic. In the wake of unforeseen technical dif¿culties during the early part of the evening, sustained heroic efforts by committed student actors, teacher Mike Moroz and Victoria’s delightful Esterhazy Salon orchestra kept the ship aÀoat right to the end. From the initial “All aboard!” to the demise of the huge ocean liner, 225 paying passengers mingled with students playing “real” passengers and crew. Many of the passengers — who were divided by ticket price, seating and what they ate into ¿rst, second and steerage classes — embraced the occasion by dressing in early 20th-century costumes and maintaining their passenger-on-the-Titanic demeanour. The student actors playing the roles showed they’d studied the backgrounds of their characters by talking Àuently about themselves.

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1st OfÄcer Murdock (Brock Hargreaves), 2nd OfÄcer Lightoller (Kyle Ferguson), and Captain E.J. Smith (Roderick Harris) try to keep the passengers orderly during Cowichan Secondary School Production of Titanic on Saturday, April 14 at Ecole Duncan Elementary gymnasium. As passengers ¿led in and were escorted to their tables, Capt. E. J. Smith, 1st Of¿cer Murdoch and 2nd Of¿cer Lightoller, played by Roddy Harris, Brock Hargreaves, and Kyrle Ferguson respectively, were on hand to greet them. Ship designer Thomas Andrews played by Finn Cougan was ever ready to explain the ship’s engineering. Actors including Rachel Farrell as the honeymooning Helen Bishop, Keygan Hankins (J. Bruce Ismay), Robyn Fortunat (Ida Strauss) and Bailey Helliwell (Molly Brown) stayed in character all the way through the more than four-hour event. In a lovely ambiance of twirling skirts, hovering servers, naval uniforms, light turn-of-the-20thcentury music, paying passengers talked to fellow passengers, enjoyed

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authentic mocktails made by Steward Bishop (Jamie Gibb), danced during a multi-course dinner catered by Gibby’s Gourmet Catering and later sensed the real terror of a big ship in danger. The gym’s decades-old acoustics and delays in food service were forgotten as students performed a short evocative play by Moroz portraying the ship’s voyage and sinking. The climax came as a mass of steerage passengers rushed the ship’s of¿cers in futile attempts to reach lifeboats. After Capt. Smith ¿red his pistol in the air and the passengers melted into the darkness there was total silence. Then, just like on the Titanic 100 years ago, the orchestra played Nearer My God To Thee, accompanied by soft voices from those listening.

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Friday, April 20, 2012

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Tango gala features exotic harmonica Powers

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Joe Powers offers something not often seen in Cowichan: world-class tango harmonica playing. But his unique blend of skills will be on display Sunday during a special live tango event in Crofton. According to his promotional material, Powers is known throughout the world as a premier tango artist, yet his musical interests also include jazzfusion, classical, blues, pop-rock, Brazilian, hip

hop, Latin, new age, world traditions, and more. He comes to Crofton after playing on stages as diverse as the jazz clubs of the Pacific Northwest, the salons of Buenos Aires and the concert halls of symphony orchestras. The 2008 winner of the Belgian Crystal Harmonica Award and 2005 fourthplace finisher in the World Harmonica Championships continues to perform and teach throughout

North and South America. His teaching will be part of an evening that will also include tango dance, a dinner and, of course, performance with Powers and more. The event begins with a 5 p.m. class and runs until 10 p.m. at the Crofton Community Centre at the corner of Musgrove and Robert in Crofton Tickets are $25. More at 250-802-1652.

Young Cowichan pianists get rare chance to perform with the pros Opportunity of a lifetime: Thirteen young musicians join Vancouver Island Symphony on stage Krista Siefken

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Liam Brockley, 14, and Michelle Pewarchuk, 15, practise Pianists from The Carnival of the Animals in preparation for Sunday’s concert with the Vancouver Island Symphony.

t’s rare to see pairs of pianists playing with an orchestra, and rarer still for those pianists to be youths when the orchestra is professional. But that’s what the Vancouver Island Symphony has put together for its performance of Camille Saint-Saëns’ The Carnival of the Animals on Sunday at the Cowichan Theatre. “Everyone is really, really excited — as it should be,” said Andrew Slade, one of the 13 young musicians who’ve been invited to perform at the concert hosted by the Cowichan Symphony Society. “This opportunity is unlike anything I’ve ever heard of before. It’s an amazing opportunity to play with an orchestra and another

pianist at the same time. It’s very, very exciting.” The 13 young musicians are all students, or former students, of Ann Mendenhall. Eleven of them are in the Grade 7 to 12 age range, while Slade and Emily Armour are now established adult musicians. And all of them eagerly accepted the invitation to play with the professional orchestra for Carnival. “As a pianist, the only time you get to play with an orchestra is during concertos and things like that, so to be a soloist with an orchestra is hugely exciting. It’s a pretty big deal,” explained Slade, who now makes his living as a jazz pianist in Victoria. It was Vancouver Island Symphony conductor Pierre Simard who came up with the idea of inviting young local musicians to perform Carnival of the Animals’ piano duet solos. In addition to Slade and Armour, the young Cowichan pianists include Kori Meerman, Esther Wilke, Daniel Lowe, Emilie Bourque, Emily Friedrich, Ben

Hillier, Anna Williams, Madison Gray, Samuel Lowe, Liam Brockley and Michelle Pewarchuk. Mendenhall, meanwhile, has been making good use of her studio’s three pianos as she prepares the students for the concert. “They’re tremendously excited, and have worked very, very hard,” she said. “It’s a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity for the students,” added Slade, “so the more support they get, the more likely other music teachers will pick up the idea and something like this could conceivably happen again.” Sunday’s concert also includes a performance of Darius Milhaud’s Le Boeuf sur le Toit, Op. 58. Your ticket What: Cowichan Symphony Society presents the Vancouver Island Symphony’s Carnival When: Sunday, April 22 at 2 p.m. Where: Cowichan Theatre Tickets: $37 adults, $18.50 students, $5 eyeGo. Call 250-7487529.

Therapeutic scenes light up Maple Bay Painters show “Naming my subject matter is always tricky. I like water; it appears in my paintings in one form or another.” She also enjoys capturing animals such as birds in media spanning acrylic, watercolour, oil and zinc etchings. “Mountains always go with water too,” the native of Kent, England said. Law came to Canada in 1961 and did some art in her spare time. “I retired in 1995 then started to enjoy my hobby,” she said, naming yellow as her favourite colour “though I wear lots of green. “Before 1995, I did more doodling than anything else. It’s hard to paint something if

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rt’s therapeutic for painters, and the public, says nurse-turnedartist Susan Law. “Looking at art helps; doing art helps,” she said. “You’re into another world, aren’t you, really?” Law’s hanging some seven paintings and etchings in Sunday’s annual Maple Bay Painters Show & Sale at the Duncan Community Lodge. The former Moose Hall will host about 200 works by MBP members, with whom Law has shared various art courses.

you work full time,” the former Chemainus General Hospital RN said. Now Law — a fan of Leonardo da Vinci’s work — a member of the valley’s Printers Only Group and the Crofton Art Group, spends about two days weekly making art. “Local shows put your art out for people to see. There are lots of nasty things in the world, and art helps.” Your ticket What: Maple Bay Painters Art Show & Sale Where: Duncan Community Lodge, 2244 Moose Rd., Duncan When: April 22, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.

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Your Cowichan Valley events calendar 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 250-746-5666 or email events@cowichansportsplex. com.

Saturday 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 at the News Leader Pictorial ofďŹ ce, #2 5380, TransCanada Highway, Duncan. Call 250-748-7016. Selected works of Equine Inspiration: a new show in oil and other media by Cowichan painter Soleil Mannion at FletcherFoto in Duncan. Opening reception 6 to 9 p.m. Cowichan Estuary Nature

Centre ofĂ„cial opening: join the Cowichan Land Trust celebration at Cowichan Bay’s Hecate Park. Doors open at 1 p.m. with a 3 p.m. ofďŹ cial opening ceremony. Toastmasters ‘Division G’ International Speech & Evaluation Contest: Cowichan Toastmastershosts club members from as far north as Campbell River and Powell River, west to Port Alberni and Ucluelet and east to Salt Spring Island, noon until 5 p.m., Travelodge Duncan, 140 Trans-Canada Hwy. Winning contestants go on to participate in the District 21 competition. For more, call 250-732-3915 Richard Scarry’s Busytown: a live theatre production with catchy sing-along songs and lots of audience interaction, set to original music by Juno Award winner Norman Foote, 1 p.m., Cowichan Theatre. Tickets $25, $5 eyeGO. Call 250-748-7529. Plant Sale for Cairnsmore Place: Great selection of more than 300 plants from

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the gardens of volunteers, plus Mason bee houses and garden ornaments. All funds go toward maintenance and improvement of Cairnsmore Place gardens. 10 a.m. until 2 p.m. at 250 Cairnsmore St., Duncan.

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

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Earth Day One World Chant: Celebrate Earth Day in Shawnigan Lake by coming together in voice, spirit and community. Happens between 4 and 5 p.m. at Art House, 1756 Wilmot Ave., Shawnigan Lake. Free, and all ages welcome. Email Laurel at buddha_breath@yahoo.com, or call 250-743-1249 for more information.

Monday Steven Cooper: Christian rapper with special guest Chad, 8 p.m., Duncan Garage Showroom, 330 Duncan Street. Tickets are $12 advance, $15

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CSAA Annual General Meeting: Join the community for election of ofďŹ cers and update on the HUB project. We will also be hosting a conversation with CVRD planning staff for information and to identify community interests in preparation for the upcoming OCP process. 7 to 10 p.m. at The HUB on Koksilah Road in Cowichan Station. Visit www. cowichanstation.org for more information.

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THOMSON, Gilbert May 30, 1944 - April 5, 2012 Gil is predeceased by his parents Henry and Idella Thomson and sisters Alice and Della. He is survived by his loving daughters Shannon (Reza) Behboudi, Coralea Turner and Tammy Thomson. Grandson's Aaron Hegglund, Tor Hegglund, Jasper Custeau and Poyan Behboudi. Also survived by the mother of his children, Gail Thomson, his brother Rex and sisters La Rue, Ina, Lois and Carlene, and his close friend, Clare. Gil was born in Lethbridge, Alberta and raised in Creston, BC. He settled in Duncan where he took up scuba diving and raising a family. He loved to canoe the Cowichan river and camp on the westcoast. He worked all over the province as a construction welder out of the Plumbers and PipeďŹ tters Union,Local 170. In his retirement years he enjoyed building a new home in Hawaii and tending his pineapples, papayas and many other plants. He loved to drive all over Hawaii's Big Island exploring beaches and waterfalls. Dad's greatest joy was visiting his family and "talking story".

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Dad ~ we will love you forever and miss you for always. There will not be a service, Dad's ashes will be scattered over his favourite places in Hawaii and Canada

“A million words would not bring you back, I know because I’ve tried. Neither would a million tears, I know because I’ve cried.�

WELLBURN - Mary Patricia (Pat) July 03, 1930 – April 13, 2012 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 oor 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 www.hwwallacecbc.com

GONE BUT NEVER FORGOTTEN I miss you, Love Jennie Chester XO

FAMILY ANNOUNCEMENTS

FUNERAL HOMES

FUNERAL HOMES

LOST AND FOUND

LUCAS and JENNIFER PHILP. On Oct. 11th 2011, our family celebrated the arrival of Myles Alexander (8 lbs. 6 1/2 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�!

Cremation & Burial Centre Inc

& Afforable cremation and burial options including natural services & Bronze & granite headstones & Pre-arrangements

250-701-0001

251 Jubilee St. Email: hwwallace@telus.net www.hwwallacecbc.com Locally Owned & Operated

CANTIN, Paul Ernest Aug. 10, 1936 - Apr. 11, 2012

SANDS of DUNCAN 250-746-5212

FAMILY ANNOUNCEMENTS

H.W. Wallace

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

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 Laeche, Saskatchewan but settled in Youbou, BC where he worked 35 years in the Youbou Sawmill, ďŹ rst 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 ďŹ rst 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 www.sandsfuneral.com Forever Loved

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

BIRTHS

FOUND - Ford key (possibly with a chip) & remote in Westholme near Westhill Rd. Can be claimed at the News Leader Pictorial ofďŹ ce, next to BuckerďŹ elds. KEYS FOUND, Tues April 9, 2012, 2 brass keys on a round ring with a metal frog tag. Found on river walk near ďŹ sh hatchery. Can be claimed at the News Leader Pictorial, #2-5380 TCH, next to BuckerďŹ elds.

Recognize Habits and Patterns • Grief/Loss • Addictions • Fears & Phobia • Weight Loss • Self Esteem/ConďŹ dence For Over 20 Years Assisting People in the Valley

Techniques Include: Hypnosis E.F.T. T.A.T. WHEE Barbara Adelborg C.M.H., H.T. is a CertiďŹ ed Hypnotherapist

       

The News Leader Pictorial ofďŹ ce is holding several sets of “foundâ€? keysâ€?, since March 2003. Stop into the ofďŹ ce and see if any belong to you. #2-5380 Trans Canada Hwy, Duncan, next to BuckerďŹ elds

TRAVEL GETAWAYS LONG BEACH - Ucluelet Deluxe waterfront cabin, sleeps 6, BBQ.Spring Special. 2 nights $239 / 3 nights $299. Pets Okay. Rick 604-306-0891

CHILDREN CHILDCARE AVAILABLE

PERSONALS

October 20, 1990 April 22, 2005

LOST: BAG containing pastels, drawings, sheepskin, Cowichan Bay area, April. 16. (Reward) Call 250-748-2142.

EARLY CHILDHOOD Educator has opening for childcare, ages 0-5. (250)715-1433.

ADMINISTRATION BUSY LOCAL company seeking a Reception/AR/AP/Payroll Clerk. Minimum 5 years related experience. Must be proďŹ cient in MS OfďŹ ce. QuickBooks experience is an asset. Full time, Mon-Fri, competitive salary & beneďŹ ts package. Please apply with resumes to the Duncan News Leader Pictorial, Drawer #A977, #2-5380 Trans Canada Hwy., Duncan, B.C., V9L 6W4.

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 hunt@blackpress.ca

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

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COMMUNITY ANNOUNCEMENTS

COMMUNITY ANNOUNCEMENTS

COMMUNITY ANNOUNCEMENTS

COMMUNITY ANNOUNCEMENTS

INFORMATION

INFORMATION

INFORMATION

INFORMATION

HELP WANTED

If you are new to the Neighbourhood call one of these representatives for your FREE Basket of Gifts.

Lorne Wilcox Winner of our $100 furnace oil draw. You could be a winner too. Call for details!

746-4511

Community Welcome David Diana Ladine

HELP WANTED

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

Tracy Bulcock CONGRATULATES

HELP WANTED

Baby & Community Pat 250-748-6740 250-746-4236 Pam 250-749-4165 250-246-4463 Business & Professional 250-932-4664 Welcome: Myrna 250-746-1977 Website: www.welcomewagon.ca

PACIFIC ENERGY Production Workers

HELP WANTED

HELP WANTED

MEDICAL/DENTAL

IMMEDIATE OPENING

Pacific Energy, a leading manufacturer of quality wood and gas stoves, has immediate openings for production metal workers.

MEDICAL/DENTAL

Come Join Our Team!

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

SENIOR PRODUCE CLERK

We are looking for a senior produce clerk who will: • Provide great customer service • Order, receive, trim, wash, prepare & package produce & other fresh products • Stock, rotate & maintain attractive displays • Demonstrate leadership and the ability to motivate others The right applicant will have: • Previous produce experience or similar • Experience ordering & buying • The ability to safely lift 50+ lbs, work in an indoor/outdoor environment with extreme temperature changes • Strong communication skills both verbal & written Salary commensurate with experience and includes extended health/dental benefits & staff discount. Great opportunity for advancement. If you have the experience, skills & ability to succeed in this position please send a resume to:

File "A976", c/o The News Leader Pictorial, #2-5380 Trans Canada Hwy, Duncan, BC, V9L 6W4

ALL YOU NEED IN PRINT AND ONLINE bcclassified.com LEGALS

EXPERIENCED

REGISTERED NURSES Are you are looking for an opportunity to make a difference in the lives of others and be part of a company that values its employees? Cerwydden Care Centre in Duncan, BC is currently recruiting self-motivated Registered Nurses for full-time, part-time and casual work. Our focus is a Resident-centered model of care where we treat each person as an individual with unique emotional, spiritual, and physical needs. The Registered Nurse works independently and collaboratively with members of the multidisciplinary team; including the Program Manager, Site Leader and community partners.

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

Bring resume to Sham @ 1695 Cowichan Bay Rd. F/T MEAT CUTTER required. Experience a must. Bring resume to Duncan Butcher Shop

Requirements: • Current practicing Registration with the College of Registered Nurses’ of British Columbia (CRNBC), • Strong oral and written communication skills

LEGALS

Cowichan Communities Health Network REQUEST FOR EXPRESSION OF INTEREST Leadership & Administrative Services Expressions of interest are invited from qualified individuals (the “Proponent”) to perform leadership and administrative services for the Cowichan Communities Health Network (CCHN). This engagement is for three years.

The Proponent’s primary functions will be to: 1. Coordinate and oversee operations for the CCHN, including its Committees; 2. With the CCHN, develop and implement a three-year operational plan, including tracking and monitoring progress on that plan; 3. Prepare an annual budget and provide written and financial reports as requested; 4. Manage correspondence and communication of the CCHN, including social media and the CCHN website; 5. Undertake activities to raise awareness and maintain a public profile for the CCHN, while developing and promoting working relationships with the public and stakeholders; and 6. Pursue grant funding for CCHN activities, projects and programs, including grant application preparation. The Proponent must understand the determinants of health and population health in order to inform the strategic and policy direction of the CCHN. As the CCHN intends to engage the Proponent under a contract for services, the Proponent must be capable of meeting legal requirements of being an independent contractor. Submission: Written submissions are not to exceed 10 pages, and should outline relevant experience and qualifications in the fields of community development or health sciences. The contract fee for this engagement is subject to negotiations, dependent on the level of experience and expertise, but will be between $70,000 - $80,000 per year including expenses. Any requests for clarification or further information should be delivered or directed in confidence to: Warren Jones, Chief Administrative Officer Deadline for submissions is 2:00 p.m., May 4, 2012 COWICHAN VALLEY REGIONAL DISTRICT 175 Ingram Street, Duncan, BC V9L 1N8 (250) 746-2500 Fax (250) 746-2513 Email: anelson@cvrd.bc.ca Website: www.cvrd.bc.ca

Please deliver your resume in person to

2975 Allenby Rd., Duncan to the attention of Chuck Richardson or come in and fill out an application form. 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

HELP WANTED

HELP WANTED

SEEKING mature, capable couple to handle small sheep farm, Gulf Island. Monthly stipend. Full hookup. References. Timely response appreciated to sheepscene@gmail.com

WANTED EXPERIENCED Care Giver, Monday to Friday mornings, starting at 7am includes showering, dressing of disabled senior. Call (250)737-1573.

HOTEL, RESTAURANT, FOOD

Come and work where you get appreciated, staff incentives are a must & training is FREE & in abundance. We are looking for the best in the industry to join our creative team and reap the rewards of a highly successful career. If you are a HAIR STYLIST who would like to work in beautiful Mill Bay. WE NEED YOU!!!!! Call 250-743-4442 to arrange an interview.

EDUCATION/TRADE SCHOOLS

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

Seats are limited – Act NOW Interested parties should contact: Pam Botterill, ESA Client Manager Telephone: 250 618-7748 Email: pam.botterill@viu.ca Funding provided through the

Sous Chef, Line Cook ODIKA is now hiring for the following positions:

Sous Chef, Line Cook, Full-time, year-round Competitive Wages.

Do you strive to do your best and don’t get recognized?

EDUCATION/TRADE SCHOOLS

THE LEMARE GROUP is accepting resumes for the following positions: • Boom Man • Processor Operator • Heavy Duty Mechanics • Contract Coastal Fallers • Grapple Yarder Operator Fulltime with union rates and benefits. Please send resumes by fax to 250-9564888 or email to office@lemare.ca.

Apply in person between 2-4pm any day except Tuesday. Ask for Murray. 2976 Mill Street, Chemainus, B.C.

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The Cowichan Communities Health Network (CCHN) is a group committed to improving the quality of health care decisions, health services and well being in the Cowichan communities. Established in the fall of 2009, the CCHN serves as an open forum for discussion on the determinants of health, the identification of health service priorities, community and health services planning and development, and other issues related to health status of Cowichan Valley citizens and communities.

Competitive wage rates, a comprehensive benefits program fully paid by the company are all reasons to consider a career at Pacific Energy.

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.

If you are looking to join a dynamic team with competitive wages and benefit package, with ongoing learning opportunities, please apply online at our website www. advocarehealth.com or fax to 250-861-3112 attn: HR Manager.

LEGALS

SPORTS TRADERS Has an immediate opening for a Permanent Part-Time Sales Associate for 15-25 hours per week, including week-ends. We are looking for a Team Player who is flexible, energetic, enthusiastic, and likes people. Week-day availability between 10:00am and 6:00pm essential. Consideration will be given to applicants with previous retail experience. We offer competitive wages and a fast-paced, fun environment. Apply in person with a resume to Roy Mosure 354 Trunk Road. Only Applicants selected for interview will be contacted. Applications accepted until April 21st

HELP WANTED

HELP WANTED

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

$46,000 - $65,000 + No experience required

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

Ken Evans Ford Canada-British Columbia Labour Market Agreement

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PETS AND LIVESTOCK

MERCHANDISE FOR SALE

MERCHANDISE FOR SALE

MERCHANDISE FOR SALE MISCELLANEOUS FOR SALE

SALES

WORK WANTED

FINANCIAL SERVICES

PET CARE SERVICES

GARAGE SALES

MISCELLANEOUS FOR SALE

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: http://www.ethoscmg.com/opportunities.html

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

NEED HELP MANAGING YOUR DEBT?

FUN WITH YOUR DOG

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!!

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

TRADES, TECHNICAL

1-ON-1 PHOTO Education tailored to your creative direction, studio or location, digital or film. One FREE coffee consult followed by six-3 hour sessions, $25 per hr. Call 250-510-1226 For more info email

LOOKING FOR an automotive paint technician to work F/T in the Comox Valley, that works well with others and is able to maintain and clean their own work space. Must have experience in automotive prep, priming, masking, spraying and polishing car bodies. Must own tools required to perform job. Waterborne experience an asset but not necessary. Reply with resume to Drawer 4494 c/o Comox Valley Record, 765 McPhee Ave, Courtenay, BC, V9N 2Z7.

PERSONAL SERVICES EDUCATION/TUTORING

1on1photoeducation@gmail.com

FINANCIAL SERVICES

Need STRESS relief? One easy payment makes that possible!

Call FREE 1-877-220-3328

www.debtgone.ca Licensed, Government Approved, Canadian Company.

GET BACK ON TRACK! Bad credit? Bills? Unemployed? Need Money? We Lend! If you own your own home - you qualify. Pioneer Acceptance Corp. Member BBB. 1-877987-1420. www.pioneerwest.com

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

HAIRSTYLISTS

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.

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

LEGAL SERVICES CRIMINAL RECORD? Guaranteed Record Removal since 1989. Confidential, Fast, & Affordable. Our A+BBB Rating assures EMPLOYMENT & TRAVEL FREEDOM. Call for FREE INFO. BOOKLET

VOLUNTEERS

1-8-NOW-PARDON (1-866-972-7366) RemoveYourRecord.com

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

PETS LESSONS/TRAINING

CONNECTING JOB SEEKERS AND EMPLOYERS www.bcjobnetwork.com

VIP DOG obedience starting Apr. 26, Duncan. Exp. trainers, Beginners to Advanced, RallyO, Handling. Catherine 250743-9929 Leslie 250-743-1858

Agility, Obedience & Confirmation

Group lessons Starting April 25th Agility info call: 250-748-9729 or 250-748-9437 Obedience info call: 250-748-6071 shawdal@shaw.ca or info@wynterpoint.com

DUNCAN: Sat Apr 21, 9-?, 1561 Tzouhalem Rd, near the stone church. Lots of stuff!!!

MERCHANDISE FOR SALE

HOT TUB (SPA) COVERS. Best price. Best quality. All shapes & colours available. 1-866-652-6837 www.thecoverguy.com/newspaper?

DUNCAN, Sat April 21, 9-2, 5860 Deborah Dr, off Maple Bay Rd. Household, kids toys

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

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

DUNCAN, Sat April 21, 9-4, 5201 Koksilah frontage Rd, (beside the Meat Market). Huge 2000 sqft. indoor garage sale. Everything but the kitchen sink! Downriggers, Kickers, Tools, horse tack, garden tools, electronics, sports equip, furniture, rugs & more!

Water softener with Trojan UV light filter. Excellent condition. $500. 250-743-6534

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

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

REAL ESTATE COMMERCIAL/INDUSTRIAL

MILL BAY, 941 Deloume Rd. (off Frayne in Mill Springs), Sat, April. 21, 9am-1pm. MultiFamily Sale. Lot’s of kids stuff. Something for everyone.

CHEMAINUS.

HUGE GARAGE SALE & BBQ Sat. April 28, 10am-4pm. Chemainus Garden RV Resort, 3042 River Rd. BBQ - Hot dogs $2. Drinks $1. Hosted by the Elks Charity.

WESTHOLME, 10 mins north of (Duncan), 7519 Westholme Rd. (off Bell McKinnon Rd.), Sat, April 21, 10am-4pm. Household items and more.

Phone (250)246-3569

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

Cowichan Neighbourhood House

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. 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: tilladowndahlia@shaw.ca 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!

HERITAGE PAWN BARGAINS!! Senior’s power scooters, NAD stereo system, lawnmowers, motorcycle saddlebags, pressure washers, guitars, amps, diamond rings. 430 Whistler. 250-746-9810. heritagepawnbrokers.com

HUGE BLOWOUT

GARDEN EQUIPMENT

GARAGE SALE

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

Saturday, April 21 10 am - 2 pm

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

9796 Willow St., Chemainus upstairs in the Gym

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HOME/BUSINESS SERVICES

HOME/BUSINESS SERVICES

HOME/BUSINESS SERVICES

HOME/BUSINESS SERVICES

HOME/BUSINESS SERVICES

HOME/BUSINESS SERVICES

HOME/BUSINESS SERVICES

ACCOUNTING/TAX/ BOOKKEEPING

ELECTRICAL

GARDENING

HOME IMPROVEMENTS

HOUSEHOLD SERVICES

LANDSCAPING

PLUMBING

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

250-743-0326. ELECTRICIAN Licensed and bonded. Reasonable rates, free estimates, upgrades & renos. Call Kelly.

EXPERIENCED GARDENER Full service. Call Raymond 250-324-3202 rbruvold@shaw.ca

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

Quality Landscape Construction * Stone Retaining Walls * Landscape Design

FENCING

PETTER’S YARD Care, 20 years experience, Landscaping, Pressure Washing, Light Hauling. Call 250-748-9775.

(250) 701-8319

A SERVICE PLUMBER. Licence, Insured. Drains, HWT, Reno’s, Repairs. Senior Discounts. After Hour Service. Call Coval Plumbing, 250709-5103.

PAINTING

STUCCO/SIDING

PAT THE PAINTER. Small jobs ok. 25 years exp. Seniors discount. Call 250-246-0248.

STUCCO - Including small jobs and refacing old stucco. Guaranteed. 250-715-5883

CARPENTRY COMPLETE carpentry & building service. Interior & exterior. Stairs, decks, reno’s, pressure washing, windows, gutter cleaning & repairs. Free estimates. Larry (250) 701-1362

HANDYPERSONS ALL RUBBISH removal, small renovations, deck work, carpentry, painting, plumbing, and evestrough cleaning. Seniors discount. Ian 250-743-6776.

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

CLEANING SERVICES GERMAN HOUSECLEANER 25 years of experience, very clean and reliable excellent references call Brigitte 250508-9215 House cleaning available. $16.50/hr. Please call Monica, (250) 709-2505

HAULING AND SALVAGE INFINITY FENCING LTD Chain link colour packages, Ornamental, Wood & Farm fencing. Residential & Commercial Free Estimates For all your fencing needs, please call

1-250-415-9771

COMPUTER SERVICES

GARDENING

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

AFFORDABLE & QUALITY Guaranteed, Pruning, lawn care maintenance, Spring cleanup design & installation. Organic Gardening. Ph. Nazim (250)929-4000 Book your lawn maintenance now!. Visit us at www.nazimgardens.com

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

A1 Hauling/Delivery deliveryguy.shawwebspace.ca

Furniture - Appliances - Junk Brush - Yard Waste - Rubbish Construction - Demo Debris Estates - Tenancy Left Overs Small Moving Jobs Welcome

(250) 510-4745

Yard & Garden Services • Lawn maintenance. • Pruning & Trimming. • Patio, Deck & Gutter cleaning. • General clean up. 250.733.2000 250.220.9654

* Gutters * Windows * Siding * Moss treatment * Pressure washing Mill Bay/Duncan 250-743-3306 Chemainus/Ladysmith 250-324-3343

LANDSCAPING DEMELO LANDSCAPING

www.islandpacificlandscaping.ca

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

SWIMMING POOLS/ HOT TUBS

woodviewgroup@hotmail.com

See your dreams become reality!

WE’RE ON THE WEB www.bcclassified.com

Tony 250-741-6646 www.westcoastfountains.ca

ALL YOU NEED IN PRINT AND ONLINE www.bcclassified.com

POOL & SPA Maintenance & repair. Supplies & equipment. Competitive prices. Call Max (250)732-4158.

TREE SERVICES

TREE SERVICES

HAULING AND SALVAGE

HAULING AND SALVAGE

P.M.

“A Yard or Two Delivery Service” MOBILE MILLING LTD.

Custom On Site Milling, Siding, Fencing, Beams, Lumber Grading, Lumber Sales, Cedar, Fir & Clears Excavator c/w Thumb Fully Insured

250-743-8284 or pmmill@telus.net

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JUNK AND RUBBISH REMOVAL

• Top Soil • Sea Soil • Compost • Manure • Bark Mulch • Gravel • Sand

Call Dave (250) 246-0333


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REAL ESTATE

RENTALS

RENTALS

RENTALS

RENTALS

TRANSPORTATION

TRANSPORTATION

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

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MOBILE HOMES & PARKS BEAUTIFUL OCEAN view mobile home in quiet 55+ Edgewater Terrace located in Cowichan Bay. 3 bdrms, 1.5 bath, nicely updated throughout, incl. windows, furnace, etc. $84,900. (250) 597-7847

Ladysmith: bachelor, 1 & 2 bdrm suites from $700/mo incl. heat & hot water, ocean views, completely renovated, new management, on trolly route, small pets ok. 250-668-9086. LAKE COWICHAN- 2 bdrm suite, large yard, prkg, on bus route, pets ok, laundry. $560. Call (250)210-0756.

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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.

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CENTRAL LOCATION, Bachelor, 1 & 2 bdrms, balcony, F/S, hot water, parking, pet considered, $525$850/mo. Call 250-748-7764. Chemainus: Lockwood Villa, well kept bldg, 1 bdrm $625, 2 bdrm 2 balcony $750, incl. heat & hot water, sm pets welcome.Karen 250-709-2765. DUNCAN: 1 & 2-bdrm, 5 appls, close to School, Hospital and bus route. $650-$800 utils. Lv msg: 250-597-4018. DUNCAN, 1 bd condo N/S, 5 appl’s, $650 + util. Ref’s. May 1. 250-246-4677 or 732-0808 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.

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

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DUNCAN: 2 bdrm, stand alone apt, 1400 sq.ft., 5 appl’s, walking dist to town. NS/NP. $1000 + util’s. 250-746-9570.

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

DUNCAN, bright, spacious, 2 bdrm, 5 appl’s, N/P. Avail now. Ref’s req. $850. 250-743-9555

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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 $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

FREE Heat, hotwater & parking. Low hydro. Walking distance to: Shopping, Restaurants, Malaspina College, Pubs, Chances Casino. Quiet building with video security. Adjacent to 27 acres of parkland including playing fields, walking trails, swimming holes & fishing.

DUNCAN, COZY, self contained private, furn’d sleeper suite. Lndry avail, utils incl’d, N/S, N/P, $395. 250-597-3756 Rowan Property Management Ltd. Has a large selection of homes & apartments for rent in the Cowichan Valley. Visit us at www.rowanproperty.ca or call (250)748-9090

1 BDRM cottage on a farm near Duncan. W/D, F/S & Hydro incl, $850, June 1. 250715-0737 or 250-709-1588 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.

DUPLEXES/4PLEXES 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.

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

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

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COWICHAN BAY, #31-2055 Koksilah Rd, Tall Tim MHP. 2 bdrm Apt., ensuite W/D, 2 small pets ok on approval. $730 mo + utils. 250-597-0617 SALTAIR: 2 bdrm mobile on our property. Very quiet area. NP/NS, ref’s. $800 + util’s. Avail May 1. (250)246-2296.

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

HOMES FOR RENT 4 Bdrm, 2 bath family home (2400sq’), 5 appliances, wood stove. 10+ acres w/barn. Private setting close to Cowichan Commons. Pets welcome references required $1400. mo. Available now. 250-748-9622 COBBLE HILL, quiet country living, upgraded 3 bdrms, 5 appls, N/S, pets neg, $1600./ mo., hydro incl’d. Avail immed. Call 250-743-3863. DUNCAN 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, 2 bdrm in town, 173 McKinstry Pl., 100% reno’d, everything NEW incl 4 appl’s! Gas FP, blinds. Deck, patio, carport, shed. NS,NP. Year lease. $1200. (250)748-2424 DUNCAN, 3 bdrm, close to new Mall. Large yard. Avail now. Ref’s. $1100. 748-9909 DUNCAN, 5 bdrm, 3 bath family home, 5 appl’s, gas fp. Private setting close to Cowichan Commons. Ref’s req. $1,300 mo. (250)748-2901 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. NORTH COWICHAN- small 1 bdrm house, large lot, F/S, W/D, separate garage. NS/NP. $700. Call (250)746-5290 Rowan Property Management Ltd. Has a large selection of homes & apartments for rent in the Cowichan Valley. Visit us at www.rowanproperty.ca or call (250)748-9090 SHAWNIGAN LAKE- (West) lrg 3 bdrm home, 1 bath, carport, garden, swim access, laundry, small pet? $1250. May 1. 250-514-7226.

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

CHEMAINUS 1 bdrm, bright, quiet. NS/NP. $595 inclusive. (250)884-9675. 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, hydro incl. $850/mo. Close to hospital. Ref’s. N/P. May 1st. Call Orlan (250)715-5289 or Dave after 4 pm (250)743-8287 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 MAY 1st, close to hospital, bus. 1 Bdrm, entry level suite, own entrance, heat, hydro incl. N/P, N/S. $680/mo. Steve 250-701-1299 voice or text 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/COBBLE Hill. Lrg 1 bdrm + den, lrg bathtub, large yard, quiet neighbourhood, all utils incl’d, $750 mo. Avail immed. (250)514-2024. 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.

SUITES, UPPER DUNCAN, 1 Bdrm, F/S,W/D, satellite, heat pump, private deck, $775. (250)746-8070 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 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. UPPER LEVEL house, 3 bdrm, 2 bath. $950/m plus 1/2 Hydro. NP/NS, avail now. (250)746-3988

TOWNHOUSES CRYSTAL CREEK Townhome. Avail now, 3 bdrm, 2 bath, W/D F/S, D/W, $950/mo+ util’s. 250-709-2646

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CARS 1995 MAZDA 626, 4dr, new tires/alternator, replace trans in ‘07, $1200. 250-701-0765 2002 Pontiac Grand Am, 3.4L, V6, auto, 204 km. Keyless entry. Loaded! Reg maintenance. $3000. 250-715-1733 2007 CUSTOM Chev HHR. Excellent condition. Loaded. White. 119,000 km, mostly hwy driven. On-Star. $11,900 firm. 250-755-5191.

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Escaping the clutches of New Zealand’s Liam Parker is tough for Shawnigan Lake School’s First XV rugby team member Cody Milne during international exhibition game last week at Shawnigan Lake.

A humbling experience Electoral Area D – Cowichan Bay

COWICHAN BAY FLOATHOMES All community members are welcome to attend a meeting hosted by CVRD staff to discuss regulations for float homes in Cowichan Bay. Topics of discussion will include liquid and solid waste management, marine habitat protection, parking, view protection, building standards and fire protection. th

Thursday, April 26 7 – 9 pm Oceanfront Suites at Cowichan Bay 1681 Cowichan Bay Road For information, contact: Ann Kjerulf, CVRD Planning and Development, at 250.746.2629 or akjerulf@cvrd.bc.ca.

Electoral Area D – Cowichan Bay Official Community Plan

DRAFT OCP NOW AVAILABLE Part 1 of the Draft Official Community Plan (OCP) for Electoral Area D – Cowichan Bay is now available. To view the draft OCP online, visit the CVRD website:

Shawnigan rugby: Powerhouse New Zealanders a challenge Don Bodger

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o matter how good the team, there’s always someone better. Shawnigan Lake School’s three-time defending provincial champion senior boys’ high school rugby team found that out against Francis Douglas Memorial College of New Plymouth, New Zealand last week. Shawnigan lost the Second XV game and then the First XV was humbled 40-0. “The score was a bit misleading,’’ said Shawnigan coach Tim Murdy. “They

were so good. We did a lot of good things with the ball. As soon as we made a mistake, they punished us and they scored. “It did allow us to identify some areas we need to work on. The kids don’t face games of that standard often enough.’’ The game was set up following a conversation with Kieran Crowley, the Canadian senior men’s coach. Crowley’s brother is the manager of the New Zealand side. The school has produced many players for the famed New Zealand All Blacks. Murdy felt it was great preparation for the upcoming World Youth Championships in Japan.

http://www.cvrd.bc.ca/index.aspx?nid=1476 A paper copy of the draft OCP and associated maps are available for public review at the CVRD office (front counter) located at 175 Ingram Street in Duncan. For information, contact: Ann Kjerulf, CVRD Planning and Development, at 250.746.2629 or akjerulf@cvrd.bc.ca.

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

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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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rezoned from Residential Rural (R1) zone to Commercial Service (C3) zone.

April 25, 2012 3:00 pm to 7:00 pm Council Chambers North Cowichan Municipal Hall For further information, please contact the North Cowichan Planning Department by phone at 250250 - 746746-3119 or by email to planning@northcowichan.ca planning@northcowichan.ca 7 0 3 0 Tr a n s C a n a d a H w y, B o x 2 7 8 Duncan BC V9L 3X4

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Gudmundseth try the difference Cowichan rugby: Second scoring play of the game boosts Cowichan ladies to win Don Bodger

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lose games are right up the Cowichan Rugby Club’s women’s team’s alley. Keeping the momentum going from a great season in the Big Kahuna Div. 1 women’s league has been a challenge, but Cowichan did it again on the weekend at Abbotsford. Carolyn Gudmundseth, as she has done so many times before, pulled out all the stops to break a 12-12 tie by scoring the winning try for a 17-12 Cowichan win. The last time the two teams met at the Herd Road Grounds it was also a close game. “Who could ask for more?’’ pondered Cowichan captain Sherry Spence. “We knew it was going to be a rough, hard-hitting game so we mixed up the line from the last time we played them.’’ Gudmundseth went back to the 15 position, with Jamaina MacLeod available to play. Abbotsford’s strong pack put Cowichan’s Marika Posehn under pressure at the back of the scrums. Cowichan was unable to stop the Abbotsford pack and a rolling maul opened the scoring. In the second half, Cowichan moved its players around to try and generate an attack. The Cowichan pack stayed strong and a superior ¿tness level over its rival forwards helped win the battle at the scrums. The referee clamped down on numerous Abbotsford offsides and one of them led to Cowichan’s ¿rst scoring play. Spence took a quick tap penalty at the ¿ve-metre line and got pushed over the line with the help of her forwards. Just 10 minutes later, Cowichan was awarded a penalty and a nifty switch resulted in Gudmundseth bursting through a gap and running in for a try, converted by Caity Genereaux. That set the stage for Gudmundseth’s heroics again with the score tied in the late stages. Abbotsford named Lenneke Vinoly and Gudmundseth as Cowichan’s players of the game. Kacey Mosley, back from her world travels, returned to the lineup and her

NOTICE OF

SHAWNIGAN IMPROVEMENT DISTRICT (Shawnigan Lake Volunteer Fire Department)

ANNUAL GENERAL MEETING WEDNESDAY, APRIL 25, 2012

at 7:30 pm • Firehall No. 1 1620 Shawnigan-Mill Bay Rd.

presence was de¿nitely a bonus. The Cowichan women play their ¿nal regular season home game Saturday at 11:30 a.m. against Nanaimo at the Herd Road Grounds. The Cowichan Div. 1 men didn’t fare quite as well in a 31-17 loss at home to Richmond. Cowichan plays its ¿nal game in Vancouver against the Rowing Club. The Cowichan Third XV men beat the Comox Kickers 16-12 in the island semi¿nal. The Piggies used their hard-nosed style of play to full advantage. The Moss contingent of Mike Moss and sons Kyle and Bruce led the way in the back row. Bruce Moss and Kim Anderton scored tries. Owen Wood was exceptional again, booting two penalties in the second half for the essential points to win. Cowichan goes to Velox Sunday for the island ¿nal, fully con¿dent in its capability of winning, and has also secured a berth in the provincial playoffs starting in two weeks.

Caity McCulloch

Running for daylight is Sean (Fang) Connochie, an Australian visitor wearing the green and black Cowichan uniform for the day, in Div. 1 men’s rugby action against Richmond.

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Narrow losses for lacrosse team Don Bodger

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Cowichan Valley’s Midget A Thunder lacrosse team started its season with a pair of close league losses, 5-3 against Juan

de Fuca Thursday and 5-2 to Saanich Sunday. “The coaching staff is very satis¿ed with the ¿rst two games so far as we have a lot of young and developing players,’’ noted coach Lorne Winship.

NANAIMO MEN’S RESOURCE CENTRE

Parental Alienation Awareness-April 25, 2012 “Parental Alienation most frequently occurs after parents are separated or divorced” says Theo Boere, of the Nanaimo Men’s Resource Centre. C ON TA C T Nanaimo Men’s Resource Centre 418D Fitzwilliam St Nanaimo Office Phone: 250-716-1551 gobetweenconsulting@gmail.com Web: www.nanaimomen.com April 25 is Parental Alienation Awareness day. The Nanaimo Men’s Resource Centre would like to invite people to attend a 40 minute awareness session at their Nanaimo location. If you cannot attend we will send you a 30 minute DVD or VHS for you to watch. This is a free offer or by donation if you like; the video is regularly $24.95. To receive this special offer we ask that you pay for shipping. Parental Alienation happens after a divorce when a child becomes aligned with unjustified or exaggerated denigration of the other parent. We want Parental Alienation to be identified as an important factor in divorce and to provide people with information on what it is and how to stop this form of family violence. Session times 12:00 and 7:00 PM, Call 250-716-1551 to reserve a seat.

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Cowichan Eagles Änally landed on top in the Totem soccer tournament. Back row, from left, are: George Thomas, Justin Horne, supporter Dan Citra, Isiah Baker, Dean Wallace, Taylor Joe, Jason George, Jedson August Jr., Ryan August, Travis Brown. Front: Howard Jack, Dwayne George, Craig George, Matt Canute, Kevin Sylvester Jr., Kreighton George, Jordan Jack, Rich Daniels, John Williams Jr.

Eagles tops in Totem tourney Long time coming: A field of 26 men’s teams makes this a difficult soccer event to win Don Bodger

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n the illustrious history of the Cowichan Eagles soccer program, one goal has eluded them. Until now. No matter how hard they tried, the Eagles could never win the Totem men’s tournament in Victoria, but ¿nally broke the drought during the 50th-annual event. Longtime Eagles coach and mentor Bill (Chip) Seymour thought he might never see the day, but was glad it ¿nally came. “The boys didn’t really have any easy games,’’ said Seymour. “It was all name teams.’’ The Eagles beat the Gilford Island Breakers 5-0 and then endured three games in short order on the second day of the tournament by defeating the Saanich Braves 3-1, Laichwiltach United of Campbell River 3-1 and Kingcome 2-0 in the semi¿nal at Topaz Park. The Eagles whipped Sechelt the ¿nal day in the championship game

at Royal Athletic Park 6-1. The Eagles thus ¿nished with a remarkable 19 goals for and just three against. “That’s the only tournament we’ve never won,’’ said Seymour. “Now we’re complete. “The only time we didn’t go in it is when we travelled to Belgium for the indoor tournament.’’ Dwayne George and Matt Canute were named to the all-star team. Canute was also the MVP and top forward while Taylor Joe took the honours as the best goalie. Dwayne George, Craig George and George Thomas are now the last remaining oldtimers on a team ¿lled with young players, most still in their teens or early 20s. “I’ve been playing with the Eagles since I was 14,’’ said Craig George. “It’s been tough, a lot of changes over the years with the teammates.’’ “Every year we seem to get more of the younger players moving up,’’ said Seymour. “We’ve always got that ability to move the younger players up in the ranks.’’

The ¿nal was tied 1-1 at the half before the Eagles poured it on with ¿ve unanswered goals in the second half. “I think our ¿tness level played a part in the whole tournament,’’ said Craig George. “Our boys’ passing game was just pinpoint passing all weekend, the ball was on the ground. It was just there and everything clicked.’’ Seymour concurred. “That ball was continuously moving,’’ he said. “The other teams trying to keep up to the ball just ran themselves out.’’ The Eagles will try to work some more magic in the Cowichan Buckskin tournament on the Mother’s Day weekend. The Cowichan U14 co-ed Eagles remarkably followed suit by winning their portion of the tournament. Ironically, the younger Eagles won by the same score in the ¿nal as the big team, 6-1 over Nanaimo. The team coached by Craig George also beat the T-Birds 6-2 and Shell Beach 3-1. Kaine Dreaver was the MVP.

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busy week for Cowichan Secondary School rugby teams included full XV games in addition to sevens

tournaments. The Cowichan senior girls’ T-Birds played against Ladysmith last Wednesday and won 46-12. “We got everyone in that game,’’

said Cowichan coach Brad Skene. “We started out with the young guns ¿rst.’’ After a tough ¿rst half, “we released the hounds a little bit and played more of the senior players in the second half,’’ said Skene. Leah Theobald and Keneille Coleman each scored two tries. Singles came from Heather Derocher, Darien Hobday, Lindsay Wise and Megan Sakuma. Grace Gillman, Derocher and Ash-

leigh Chaster all kicked conversions. The Cowichan Second XV boys played in Scrum Fest at Claremont Secondary. They lost 30-0 to Brock, Ontario, 26-7 to Kitsilano and 17-12 to Edward Milne of Sooke. Brock Gowanlock scored all the points in the Kitsilano game with a try and a conversion. Cowichan got tries from Brandon Kirton and Stefan Peruzzo against Sooke. Gowanlock added a convert.

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Tight grip on the ball is maintained by the Ravens’ Dana Thorne after an interception in front of the Law’s intended receiver Michelle Steeves.

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he Ravens fought the Law and the Law won. The Law defeated the Ravens 21-6 Sunday at McAdam Park in a battle for second place in the Cowichan Women’s Football League. Toni Williams, Leanne Closson and Jaimie Olson scored touchdowns for the Law. Wendy Charles and Closson added conversions. Jackie Poznecov was a force on the Law defence with three interceptions and also scored a safety. Laurelee Kopeck had an interception and Katie Mattin contributed a sack to the Law’s defensive effort. Veronica Smith scored the lone TD for the Ravens. She also recorded an interception along with Steph Pietarinen and Dana Thorne. Rikki Wylie registered a quarterback sack. In earlier games Sunday, the Matrix edged the Wild¿re 27-20 in a great game and the ¿rst-place Crew rolled over the winless Sirens 56-6. Tara McCaffery directed the Matrix offense at quarterback, leading to two TDs for Venessa MacDowell and one by Marcie Welcher. Caryn Taylor put up two one-point converts. MacDowell later took over at quarterback and Welcher scored another TD un-

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der her direction. MacDowell also tallied a convert while McCaffery’s interception and a sack by Lori Hryniuk sparked the defence. Wild¿re coach Chris Mann noted his team came out a little slow in the ¿rst quarter. “But by the half, it was tied up, then a battle broke out and we just did not have enough time to ¿nish off the game,’’ he indicated. Ginette Bilina, Sue Glenn and Jenn Lewis accounted for Matrix TDs. Jeannine Gaudreau added a two-point convert. Interceptions came from Rhi McConnell and Bilina, who was everywhere during the game. Sara Day added a sack. The Crew spread the scoring around its potent offense with two TDs by Jessica Knowles and singles from Janelle Mould, Mila Main, Heidi Padjen, Jess LinesWikkerink and Amanda Goncalves. Lines-Wikkerink and Jackie Thibodeau added converts. Friday night action featured a 23-6 victory for the Ravens over the Sirens. Veronica Smith scored a TD in the second quarter and then accepted a lateral pass on the ensuing kickoff and ran it back 40 yards for another one. Pam Hadikin scored a TD in the ¿rst quarter. Jamie Russell intercepted a convert in the fourth quarter and ran it back 100 yards for one point. Pietarinen and Morgan Rogers had converts and Russell recorded two sacks.

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Tough start to the baseball season for Bantam AAA Mustangs The Cowichan Valley Bantam AAA Mustangs saw their first regular-season baseball action on the weekend, with doubleheaders against the Victoria Black Eagles on Saturday and the Vancouver Mounties on Sunday. Despite great effort, the ban-

tams lost 11-1 and 7-1 against the Eagles and 19-1 and 29-0 against the Mounties, who are one of the best teams in the league. The 13 members of the team, ranging from 13 to 15 years old, hail from Ladysmith, Chemainus,

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hey’re best friends, frequent teammates and both are going places in ¿eld hockey. Claire Seeliger, 16, and Stefanie Langkammer, 15, proudly represented the valley among the elite players in the country chosen for the junior national U17 team during the Canada-USA Challenge that concluded Easter Sunday in North Vancouver. The girls already have a jam-packed ¿eld hockey schedule throughout the year but were thrilled to add one more prestigious event to their impressive resumes. The process of picking the team for the series began last August after the nationals. “After we played for B.C., we got selected to go to a junior national camp,’’ explained Seeliger. “From there, they selected a team.’’ “There was about 40 (players),’’ said Langkammer. “We got split into two teams and we would play against each other.’’ Selections were made for a U21 squad playing a test series against the U.S. at the same time. Another valley product, Mary Nielsen, was a member of the U21 Canadian side. Teammates of Seeliger and Langkammer on the 26-member U17 squad included three players from Ontario, four others from the island besides themselves and the rest from the Lower Mainland. The group only assembled again just before the test series. “A couple of days before we had a bit of a training camp and testing and stuff,’’ said Seeliger. Games were played April 4, 5, 7 and 8. The U.S. won the ¿rst game 2-0, Canada came back to take the next two 4-2 and 2-1 and the U.S. earned a split with a 1-0 win in the last game.

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Quality Äeld hockey players continue to develop in Cowichan, like Claire Seeliger, left, and Stefanie Langkammer, who played for the U17 junior national team in a test series against the United States. “It was pretty intense hockey — nothing we’d normally patrols the mid¿eld. experienced before so it was really good,’’ said Adjusting to the positional change ¿rst started Seeliger. with the Div. 1 Lynx ladies’ team they play for “It was a really good experience,’’ said Lang- in Victoria. kammer. “It was our ¿rst international games. It “We played a lot of that,’’ said Langkammer. was really fun playing for Team Canada.’’ “Krista (Thompson) put me forward then so I Having so many players meant a different was used to it.’’ lineup for each game. “It was quite different,’’ said Seeliger. “Krista “We didn’t play all the games,’’ said Langdid the same thing with me, put me on forward kammer. “Eight girls sat out each game, usually with the Lynx team.’’ one goalie and seven players. Seeliger and Langkammer have played on “When I played, I felt like I contributed — so many different levels of teams, it’s hard to not lots. I learned lots from when I played count. The only time they don’t is during the against them.’’ high school season when Seeliger suits up for Both players sat out two games. Frances Kelsey and Langkammer for Cow“They were just subbed in and out,’’ said ichan Secondary. Seeliger. “I was pretty nervous. I learned a lot, “You de¿nitely want to work your hardest too. It was a great experience.’’ since we’re on so many teams,’’ said Langkam“Playing internationally is a whole different mer. “We train a lot throughout the year and level,’’ added Langkammer. that helps quite a bit.’’ Both players wound up at forward. Seeliger is “Even the funner ¿eld hockey de¿nitely helps used to mid¿eld or defense and Langkammer in the end for the extra training,’’ said Seeliger.

owichan Valley Mustangs started the B.C. Midget AAA Baseball League season with a split of four games on the Lower Mainland. “We played well,’’ said manager Lorne LaFleur. “The one game could have gone either way. One bad inning out of 30 innings, that’s all we had all weekend so that’s not bad. You can’t ask for anything more.’’ The team is currently carrying 13 players who reside in the region from Ladysmith to Shawnigan Lake. The Mustangs played a Saturday doubleheader against the South Okanagan Minor Baseball Association Tigers at Unwin Park in Surrey and won both, 6-1 and 7-3. Devon Geary of Ladysmith pitched the ¿rst game and had things well under control. The second game had Dustin Jordan on the mound and he pitched four complete innings before giving way to Adam Sakuma for the save. Sunday action took the Mustangs to Heritage Woods Park for a pair of games against Tri-Cities. The Mustangs trailed 2-0 in the ¿rst game going into the sixth inning but then gave up ¿ve runs and lost 7-0. Quintin Ogden of Ladysmith pitched well in the game, but the team couldn’t provide any offense for him. “We had a little bit of a rough inning,’’ said LaFleur. Trizden Abram of Duncan pitched the second game and it was a barnburner that went to extra innings before TriCities claimed a 4-3 triumph in the ninth. Cowichan Valley was leading 3-1 going into the bottom of the seventh, but Tri-Cities tied it was a pair of runs. One in the ninth decided the issue. “A split on the road is always OK,’’ said LaFleur. “They all did a good job.’’ LaFleur was particularly pleased with his pitching staff and Tyler Armstrong of Ladysmith did a great job catching all four games. The Mustangs are back on the road this weekend for a Saturday doubleheader against the Richmond Chuckers at Richmond’s Blundell Park and two games Sunday at Vancouver’s Hillcrest Park against the Vancouver Mounties.

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why the Cowichan Green Community is the hub for innovation, community building and engagement. This non-pro¿t organization, located at 181 Station St., is focused on environmental sustainability, and the staff love to celebrate the Earth every day. They work together to create change through education and regenerative projects such as the Buy Local! Buy Fresh! Farm Map, Ceres Edible Landscaping and a local Seed Savers Network. “This free family event is one of our most favourite events of the year,” explains Judy Stafford, Executive Director of CGC. “It just seems like when this day arrives it’s the real start to springtime. We love to get together with all of our friends to dance, play, and celebrate the Earth and plan our gardens. Every year this event expands and the number of fun activities increases and this year is no exception.” Greenpreneurs Aaron Bichard and Katie Harris also take time to enjoy the Earth every day. It’s hard to miss their contributions to the planet as they cycle through Duncan towing trailers piled high with recyclables. Their “green” business, the Cowichan Recyclists (at www.cowichanrecyclists.com), provides a valuable emission-free recycling service for downtown businesses. Other activities to enjoy on Earth Day include recycled bottle lawn bowling with the Cowichan Valley Bottle

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164 Kenneth St., Duncan 746-4495

Duncan

FARMERS MARKET This Saturday 10am til 2pm

STARTING MARCH 31ST EVERY SATURDAY 9 AM - 2 PM IN THE CITY SQUARE

Local Music each week

All your favourite vendors will be there & introducing new vendors Yo u r only local all year round F a r m e r ’s M ar ket!

English baking Bread Preserves Nut Butters Eggs Dried Fruit Soup and Bread mixes Sausage, ham, chicken Pate

Wood Crafts Mushrooms Salsas Jewelry Stained Glass Baked goods Clothing Pasta Soaps

FREE Parking in all city parking lots!

W e ’v e g o t it all! Stay Heal th y! Eat Heal th y!

Formal Wear Now available

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Calling all vendors on Vancouver Island, do you want to be part of our great 2012 market? Applications and information now on our website: www.duncanfarmersmarket.ca Join us on

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Friday, April 20, 2012

HEART OF COWICHAN

Cowichan News Leader Pictorial B3

Experience Downtown Duncan

Earth Day 2012

Continued from page B1

While “window shopping” in the downtown core, be sure to check out some of our earth-friendly stores. Like Matraea Mercantile, for instance. Located in the Matraea Centre at the corner of Craig and Kenneth, this little boutique specializes in natural products, with lots of items made locally, for moms and babies: home birth kits, cloth diapers, specialty herbs and teas, wooden toys and more. On the other side of Craig Street there’s another store you won’t want to miss – Prudence. Here you’ll ¿nd a vast array of natural ¿bre clothing for women, men and infants – with 50 percent of the fashions made in Canada. There’s also a great selection of eco-friendly gifts, skin care, cosmetics and spa products that are all made with natural products. And you’ll even discover some of the clothing and handbags have been made out of recycled materials! On Station Street, you’ll discover ITZYU Designs Natural Clothing Ltd. This women’s clothing store features Canadian-made all natural ¿bre clothing, including wool, mohair, silk, hemp and organic cotton. Many of the fashions have been designed by Nicole Gurr of Vancouver. With all of the super-green activities and great eco-friendly shopping opportunities, downtown Duncan is THE place to party for the planet! Join us on April 21 and come prepared to paint the town green!

Strengthen your bones Protect your heart Why do so many of us have a lack of calcium in our bones (osteoporosis) while calcium plaque builds up in our arteries (atherosclerosis)? This is the Calcium Paradox. Vitamin K2 puts calcium in its place. s,EARNHOWVITAMINK2 improves bone, heart, and children’s health, fights wrinkles, diabetes, cancer, and more

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1982: skating

1982: rugby

DATELINE: COWICHAN

by Ann Andersen

Friday, April 20, 2012

Ian Hyde-Lay and Daryl Griffiths stole the show in the Cowichan Rugby Club’s First XV 19-18 win over Scotland’s University of Edinburgh in an international match. Norm Thorne scored a try in the first half.

1982: Canucks

In tests for all four Cowichan Valley skating clubs, successful skaters included Michelle Resch, Jolene Cook, Debbie Corbeil, Treena Smith and Pam Carlow. Caroline James, Lee Warrender and Leanne Moore were successful in Willow.

Installation of plexiglas in the arena, following complaints by the Vancouver Canucks after their summer training camp here, could fall by the wayside because of the government’s financial restraint program, the centre’s commission warned.

Downtown, regional businesses talking Dateline 1982: Divided interests talk togetherness Ann Andersen

News Leader Pictorial

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Courtesy: Cowichan Bay Maritime Centre

Pictures of the Past

The early day of the Cowichan Bay Regatta, circa 1910. —We want your historical photos of Cowichan people and places. Email a high resolution jpeg along with your phone number and a brief explanation to editor@cowichannewsleader.com. Or drop by during regular office hours and we’ll scan it in. More heritage photos are available for viewing online at www. cowichanvalleymuseum.bc.ca.

STONE MANOR ESTATES Duncan’s Best Hidden Gem! 40 lots to choose from, close to hospital, 5 minutes from downtown, no through roads. EXCITING NEW HOME PLANS!

Come see Judee!

This Weekend in Duncan APRIL 21 & 22

COWICHAN VALLEY

SAT., APRIL 28, 2012 7 pm-10pm Duncan Travelodge

Whisky

1ST ANNUAL

owntown Duncan has always been a great place to shop. Park your vehicle, mosey through the streets, browse the racks, enjoy a cuppa. And in April 1982, with a major downtown core revitalization underway, new Duncan-Cowichan Chamber of Commerce president Bill Stockton and Downtown Duncan Business Association president Bill Ross were talking togetherness. Their talks were aimed at bridging the gap between the two business groups in an effort to promote commercial activity throughout the area “I’ve been advocating this for years,” said John Harrison, president of the Duncan Mall Merchants’ Association. “We need to get together and promote Duncan as a whole, rather than each doing their own thing.” Harrison suggested the combined strength of all the business groups could be used in promoting the area, attracting tourist business while retaining the local consumers’ dollars. As well, local celebrations like the Summer Festival could be enhanced if all business groups lent it their support. Doug Hughes, a spokesperson for the area’s restaurants and owner of the Inglenook, likewise agreed, adding the chamber could better serve the valley by becoming an umbrella organization.

Festival

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Friday, April 20, 2012

Cowichan News Leader Pictorial B5

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Friday, April 20, 2012

Happy Earth Day! Sunrise Farms

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Andrew Leong

Pallas Villiers, 5, checks out the treat inside the Easter Bunny’s basket on Saturday, April 7 at the Farmer’s Market at Duncan City Square.

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B8 Cowichan News Leader Pictorial

Friday, April 20, 2012

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Event raising awareness of resources close to home Here to serve you: Share and learn from 35 agencies at this free public event Ann Andersen

News Leader Pictorial

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f you want to know what free resources are available in our community, be sure to attend Duncan’s third-annual Community Resources Day on Saturday. The purpose of the event is to share and learn what resources are available in the community and how to access them. “All the different agencies are looking forward to being available and describing the services we all offer to the residents of the Cowichan Valley,” said Melanie Reaveley, VIRL Cowichan library manager, one of the event organizers. More than 35 agencies will be on tap in the Island Savings Centre’s

Andrew Leong

Amber Benedict, a member of the Cowichan Valley Special Olympic team, shows her silver and bronze medals to Meria Zimmerebner at the Volunteer Fair on Saturday, April 14 at Duncan Mall, celebrating National Volunteer Week. multi-purpose hall on James Street. ment; multicultural programs and Topics covered include services employment and training services. for the disabled, family, youth and The event runs from noon to 3 p.m., seniors; programs offered by govern- is open to the public and free.


Cowichan News Leader Pictorial, April 20, 2012