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Wednesday, April 25, 2012

Man dies after an afternoon in police custody Krista Siefken

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ak Bay police are conducting an independent review of the North Cowichan/ Duncan RCMP after a man was discovered in medical distress in his cell at the local detachment, and died the next day in hospital. The man, a 37-year-old from Duncan, was picked up by local Mounties shortly after 11 a.m. on Saturday. The man was reportedly passed out in a public area of downtown Duncan, and had declined assistance from paramedics shortly before police arrived. The ofÂżcers tracked the man down a short distance from where he’d walked away from the paramedics, and he was arrested without incident for causing a disturbance. “He was transported to the North Cowichan/Duncan detachment where he was lodged in cells, slated for release once sober,â€? said a statement released by Cpl. Darren Lagan. “The man was co-operative with police throughout his arrest and time in custody.â€? At 2 p.m. on Saturday, the on-duty guard found the man in medical distress. The man was taken by B.C. Ambulance Service to Cowichan District Hospital, and then transferred to Victoria’s Royal Jubilee Hospital. He died shortly before noon on Sunday. A cause of death has not yet been determined. “In keeping with the RCMP’s commitment to external review of such cases, the Oak Bay Police Service will conduct a review of the circumstances related to this death,â€? the statement reads. “The B.C. Coroners Service is also conducting an investigation, standard in cases where a death occurs in close proximity to a period of police custody.â€? Police say no further details are being released while the review is underway.

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Suspect arrested for two high-proÄle local murders: Mary Jim and Bev Stone want to one day be able to forgive whoever killed their daughters, Tyeshia and Karrie Ann Krista Siefken

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n a house where the memory of Tyeshia Jones is tangible, Mary Jim talks about forgiveness. She’s sitting in her living room where pictures of her daughter plaster the walls. Photos hang in frames. Messages are scribbled in colourful text on the white paint. And newspaper clippings have become like wallpaper. They tell the story of a teenage girl who went missing, only to be found a week later, murdered. “Forgiveness. It’s a strong word,� says Jim. “It’s powerful. And not many people would forgive someone

for taking a loved one’s life. Especially Tyeshia. She was 18. She had just graduated. She had plans. And it was all taken from her, when she was taken from me.� And yet, perhaps astonishingly, Jim is not an angry woman. As her kids, her nephews, and all their assorted friends traipse through the bright home, as well-wishers stop by to offer support and a few laughs, Jim smiles and takes it all in stride. “I look at my kids, and they’re my medicine,� she says. “The pain is still there. But some of it has been taken away now, through justice.� Jim is speaking about the arrest of William Elliott, the 24-year-old Duncan man accused of killing her

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The families of Karrie Ann Stone and Tyeshia Jones listen while police announce that William Elliott, 24, has been arrested for the murders of both women. daughter, as well as 42-year-old Duncan woman Karrie Ann Stone. She is aware of the long journey ahead before Elliott’s guilt or innocence will be Karrie Ann Stone: determined. died at 42 But she says she feels an enormous sense of relief just knowing the police investigation has yielded a signiÂżcant step after waiting more than a year for answers. “It was good news to us,â€? Jim says of her family’s response to the arrest. “And then again, sad, because it’s someone so young, someone who grew up with my nephews and went to school with them. “But hate, being hateful, isn’t going to get me anywhere.â€?





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It’s a sentiment echoed m bby Karrie Ann Stone’s mother, Bev Stone, during Saturday’s ppress conference announcing the arrest of Elliott. Tyeshia Jones: “It’s a bitdied at 18 tersweet moment for myself, and I’m sure for Mary,â€? Stone said. “Karrie was the type of person (who) just forgave everybody, no matter what anybody did to her. She always had a smile on her face and I’m sure she’d want me to, over time, somewhere down the road, forgive this man for what he’s (allegedly) done to her.â€? But Âżrst, the two mothers have to brave the impending court process. Jim says she plans to see it through. more on page 3

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Employee accused of stealing money from Tribes The trial of a woman accused of stealing money from Cowichan Tribes continues Thursday at the Duncan Law Courts. Ernestine Elliott has been charged with one count of theft over $5,000, after allegedly stealing money from the Cowichan Tribes Salmon Enhancement Project between May 1, 2004 and June 30, 2007.

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Accused killer remains in custody Plea yet to be entered: Duncan father arrested in the murders of Jones and Stone

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he man charged with murdering two Cowichan women remains in police custody. William Elliott is slated to appear in court again on May 22 via video conferencing. Elliott, 24, was arrested Friday on two counts of ¿rst-degree murder in connection with the deaths of Duncan women Karrie Ann Stone and Tyeshia Jones. The married father of one has yet to enter a plea, and police have emphasized he is innocent unless proven guilty. RCMP announced the arrest of the Duncan man Saturday during a press conference at the Duncan Fire Hall. Stone was 42 when she went missing on July 7, 2010. Her burnt remains were found in a wooded area of Glenora on July 12. Jones was 18 when she went missing on Jan. 22, 2011. Her body was recovered from a wooded area off Indian Road in Duncan on Jan. 28. Police had previously indicated the two homicides were not connected. “This arrest is the result of thousands of investigative man-hours, hundreds of interviews, detailed forensic analysis and specialized investigative techniques,” Supt. Jim Gresham, of¿cer in charge of the B.C. RCMP Major Crime Section, said during the press conference. “As these two murder investigations converged, and a single suspect was identi¿ed, investigators worked around the clock to establish suf¿cient evidence leading to the arrest and charge of William Gordon Robert Elliott.” Police arrested Elliott Friday without incident, and informed the families of Stone and Jones about the signi¿cant step in the investigations shortly afterward. “This arrest brings the (families) one

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Chief Supt. Wayne Rideout, centre, listens while Supt. Jim Gresham addresses the media during a press conference to announce the arrest of William Elliott in the deaths of Karrie Ann Stone and Tyeshia Jones. Watch video from the press conference at step closer to understanding what happened to their loved (ones), yet their painful journey is far from over,” Gresham said. “We remain committed to them as we have from the start, and thank them for the incredible strength, patience and understanding they have shown the team.” Gresham also thanked the community for the support police have received during the investigation. He noted the efforts of Search and Rescue teams, community leaders, and supporters of the families, the B.C. Coroners Service, and the hundreds of citizens who came forward to offer support and assistance. “Throughout these investigations, we were mindful of the need to provide com-

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munities of the Cowichan Valley with as much information as we could in order to address public fear after these disturbing homicides,” Gresham added. “We had to strike a balance between what could be said and what was required to absolutely protect and maintain the integrity of the investigations.” Police reiterated that questions about more speci¿c aspects of the investigation and the subsequent arrest cannot be answered at this time. “As you know the journey for the family, the journey for the investigators, is far from over,” Chief Supt. Wayne Rideout explained. “These court processes go on for a lengthy period of time and it’s extremely important that we allow the legal process

to continue in a manner that is fair, and that we don’t do anything that could be used to argue that we’ve obstructed that in any way. “It becomes a challenging discussion in the immediate aftermath of an arrest to talk about this, because we’re fully aware of how much everybody’s interested in those details, particularly the family, and we know how important it is to the community, but there is a long road ahead and we have to make sure we follow the right process.” Police said that while an arrest has been made, the investigations remain active. However, Gresham said the possibility of more arrests related to the murders is “not something (police are) considering at this time.”

“Knowing that my daughter isn’t going to walk through that door is something I have to live with every day,” Jim said. “I want to complete this, and stay with Tyeshia until the end, and get that truth I’ve been waiting for.” She says she’s thankful for community support, and to the police who continue to actively investigate the murders. “I had a lot of faith in the RCMP,” said Jim. “I never gave up on them because I knew they weren’t going to give up on my daughter.” Stone was similarly thankful, even as she continues to mourn her daughter. “Her passing in this way will never, ever be out of my heart,” she said through her tears. “She was my oldest daughter, and there are so many dreams that she had that are gone now — and my dreams for her as well.” “Every day was hard, not knowing, but now there’s a big load taken off my chest,” Jim adds. There are smiles, and yes, sadness, but as she looks around the room at the photos of her daughter, it’s clear Jim has let go of her anger. “A lot of that comes from my parents — learning to take the good, and leave the bad,” she says. “I’m just happy that Tyeshia got her justice — she deserves that.”




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ou can see the little barnacles opening their mouths!” exclaimed Louise Dwyer, peering into a gurgling tank of sea critters at the new Cowichan Estuary Nature Centre, which opened Saturday at 1 p.m. “And if we frighten that sea cucumber, it would lose all its innards.” But the Cowichan Land Trust hasn’t lost sight of bringing Cowichan Bay’s sensitive marine ecology indoors to educate folks about the entire estuary’s natural world. The west-facing, $350,000 cedar centre — built in Hecate Park by Macdonald & Lawrence timberframers — is crawling with hands- and eyes-on displays. Those also include an interactive computer dsiplay of the bay, a map of the estuary’s ecology — reaching to Cowichan Lake— video clips from bay experts and elders, plus microscopes for viewing the unseen marine world. That salty, invisible world is familiar to marine biologist Bill Austin who

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Teachers vote to boycott all extra-curriculars as contract dispute continues Krista Siefken

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owichan teachers have begun withdrawing from extracurricular activities after educators provincewide voted 73 per cent in favour of a new job action plan. It’s the latest in a series of moves to protest teachers’ contract dispute. B.C.’s public school teachers have been without a contract since June 2011. After initiating phase one of job action in September, and holding a three-day strike earlier this spring, the provincial government legislated teachers back to work and appointed a mediator to negotiate a new contract by the end of June.

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Centre reinforces our connection with nature Cowichan Bay: estuary interpretative centre an opportunity to rediscover our ecology


aturday’s opening of the Cowichan Estuary Nature Centre isn’t just about studying Cowichan Bay’s ecology. The $350,000 facility represents the whole valley’s fragile environment under threat from development, urban sprawl, fuel and sewage pollution, and other insidious forces. It lends hope of understanding the sensitive web of nature in and around the bay, and how human activity affects that ecosystem. Everything’s connected. That’s the estuary centre’s main plank seen in its sea-critter tank, under its microscopes, and on its computer videos. Valley needs Not to mention the stunning view of more remindwhere land and fresh water meet the sea. Looking past lumber-loading docks ers like this and the sawmill, visitors who packed the cedar centre Saturday realized humans could live in harmony with nature — and learn from past eco-mistakes. The estuary’s spirit resonated in opening songs by First Nations’ artists The centre — boasting green-shores’ reclamation trails and a cool observation platform — is now a showpiece of Cow Bay’s green renaissance, and perhaps a replacement for the bay’s former Marine Ecology Station. It also symbolizes community co-operation in raising and requesting funds. That was money well-spent in continual, hands-on education to seed changes in thinking while drawing tourist and shopping dollars to the bay. Now the managing Cowichan Land Trust aims to work with bay merchants and local groups to gain bene¿ts for all. That’s the type of win-win needed across the Warm Land in the face of tough times, and new business opportunities. Visit the centre. It could be a template for similar facilities throughout Cowichan.

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

This we like No matter how the court case eventually turns out, Friday’s arrest in the murders of Tyeshia Jones and Karrie Ann Stone was a good thing for the valley. William Elliott is innocent until proven guilty, but the community was starting to question whether enough was being done, and whether justice would ever be achieved in these terrible murders. An arrest is progress.

A “restoration” budget? As the vast majority of local students should be able to tell them, Cowichan Valley school trustees can’t change what something is by changing its name. The Ministry of Education, the one that mandates balanced school district budgets, certainly isn’t going to be fooled when SD79 submits a deficit. So stop trying to fool yourselves.

Tyeshia Jones was murdered in January of 2011.

Feeding a two-wheel addiction on the beaten path Aaron Bichard

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f you haven’t explored the Cowichan Valley Trail, beware. It can become an addiction. The muted constant crunch of rubber on gravel is serenely meditative, a white noise massaging the senses like the sun on a silent backyard deck. On a bike every pedal stroke, every spin of the tire allows the stresses of the mind to melt away, leaving time to tune in to the immediacy of each bump, each rut, each bend and bow of the subtle grade carrying you through an intimate experience with nature. By bike or foot, or even horse, the wending trails on historical rail corridors of commerce give an experience unparalleled — one well worth attempting, no matter your ¿tness level. It wasn’t long ago that a bike ride from the Glenora trailhead to Marie Canyon along the old CN railbed would be an exercise in solitude, where

you’d be more likely to trade sideways stares with bears than you would another person. The majority of paths in Cowichan were like this — over-grown, over-looked and under-used. Now more than 120 kilometres of pathway stretch throughout Cowichan, and users of all makes and molds are discovering the bene¿ts of walking, running or riding in the fresh air of their own backyard. From the southern tip of Shawnigan Lake across the Kinsol Trestle to Lake Cowichan and back to Duncan, and from Chemainus to the Nanaimo Regional District, maintained trails are increasing the health and well-being of the community at large. Perched atop our bike saddles, we’ve witnessed a diversity of people parading along the paths. With a thick concentration of houses mere steps away, the meandering trail from Sherman Road to Tansor has become a destination for new moms armed with their offroading strollers. North Cowichan’s pipeline trail running parallel to Somenos Road is a haven for families and walkers, too. Both routes have become thoroughfares for


downtown workers looking to stretch their legs with an afternoon run. Further along, heading out along the old E&N line toward Lake Cowichan we’ve seen every type of cyclist imaginable. The new hardpacked trail has opened the door for Sahtlam commuters to enjoy the fast downhill into work in the mornings, and get a workout clearing their minds from the day on the way home. There’s been the weary but smiling ¿rst-timein-a-long-time cyclists pushing their bikes along the path waving hello to the lycra-clad race packs blurring by on their left. Sunday cruisers in sandals share the trails with tots kicking up rocks with their training wheels. Youths with their backsides hanging out of low-slung jeans rip by on BMX’s while yellow-jacketed touring cyclists trudge along, laden with camping gear, headed to Stoltz Pools and beyond. And then there are the horses. From the skittish riders who ask us to walk our bikes and speak loudly, to the renegade cowboys

barrelling past on galloping steeds at heart-stopping speeds, the horses are numerous and seem to relish the space. For downtown Duncan dwellers and Cowichan Common commuters, the newly appointed Friendship Trail has proven popular. The early morning dog walkers proudly packing their sacks of pooch poop and the health conscientious step counters getting in their daily quota of ¿tness are all awed by the stunning views of Somenos Marsh. From the multitudes of users we’ve seen on the trails, it’s apparent you don’t need to be a ¿tness nut to enjoy these paths. The trails were built to encourage activity, and from what we see it’s working. Aaron Bichard writes for newspapers and recycles them. Connect with him at

Wednesday, April 25, 2012

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Cowichan News Leader Pictorial A11

What’s your reaction to the arrest in the Stone-Jones murder cases? “There’s a sense of relief. He’s innocent until proven guilty.”

Pat Thomson, Lake Cowichan

“The relief in the community’s amazing. I’m glad there’s been a stop to it, and the parents are relieved someone’s been caught. I thought the case went cold and was losing hope, but the police did their job.”

Kit Cassidy, North Cowichan

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Thanks RCMP for helping the family gain closure

Tax shift is taxpayer money well-managed

Dear editor Tyeshia Jones and her family are like family to me. I will miss the sound of her voice, her silly jokes and the long talks we had about her dreams. But those dreams were cut short by someone who has a black heart. When I heard the news on what had happened I was lost for words. I would also like to say to the men and women of the RCMP, a job well done. You have given both families closure. Edward Smith

In my opinion: It’s being responsible


n April 2, North Cowichan voted to reduce the tax share paid by industrial properties for an average increase on residences of $275. Council divided that increase over Pontiac, Michigan two years, so homeowners would pay an extra $137 in 2012 and a further $138 in 2013, to total a North Cowichan again shows it $275 increase next year over 2011. With me so far? Last Wednesday, council voted to bring forward does not get the message the 2013 increase into this year. Resulting cost Dear editor to average taxpayer is an extra $137 outright, one Once again, North Cowichan council memyear only, since the full $275 average increase will bers show their true colours and disregard what apply in 2013 anyway. is in the best interest of the taxpayer. A culture Add in an average $36 increase in 2012’s operatof endless tax increases and spending beyond ing budget, and apparently taxpayer revolt is about our means permeates almost all municipal to hit the streets. councils. What we need is ¿csal restraint not Could we get a grip? This is not unnecessary more tax hikes. Slash the budget by removing taxation. The increase will relieve the burden on everything except bare necessities. Start by cuta major corporation, poor dear, that now provides ting back on senior staff levels and return the one-quarter of North Cowichan’s budget. decision-making process to elected of¿cials. I don’t see this tax shift as bowing to corporate Take what you save and put it in a rainy-day blackmail. I just think it’s smart, responsible, even. fund in case Catalyst is unable to pay its taxes. Something council should have done years ago. If and when that happens will be the time to Though Catalyst is under creditor protection and ask residential taxpayers to pay more. Scrap the won’t fold tomorrow, we don’t know what the next new municipal hall and every other unecessary expense until we can afford them. That is what Andrew Leong months will bring. Its recent attempt to sidestep we at home have to do to cover ever increasing Chuck Thompson, of the Cowichan Valley Wine Guild, demonstrates the art of making stinging-nettle wine at Alder- property tax brought North Cowichan near an edge we don’t want. demands on our budgets. I pray that when the lea Farm Stinging Nettle Festival on Saturday, April 14. No one can predict Catalyst’s future. The indusnext election rolls around people will rememwichan Valley is a problem not because of the My family and I extend our heartfelt contry itself is precarious: the directory market alone ber those on council who continuously vote has vanished now that we’re ¿nally weaned from for more spending and send them packing. We release of carbon dioxide, but because particles dolences to Martha and the O’Dell family. in the smoke act as lung irritants. From my Thank you for sharing such a fascinating and print to screen. need to save ourselves from this madness. own observations as I have to hold my breath invigorating individual with us. Reliance on commercial revenue in shifting Peggy Bran while passing though a cloud of smoke when I Elizabeth, Mark, Samantha & Pippin Traer economic sands means ¿nding other sources. In Crofton take a walk, it is not fun family bon¿res that are Copycat Printing Port Alberni and larger centres, councils wonder if creating a problem. Rather, it is the large piles taxing non-pro¿ts could compensate, churches inBackyard burning an issue because of damp plant material (sometimes mixed with Percentage who don’t know their cluded. We need to be careful, or taxes will have to plastic garbage that releases highly toxic fumes cover services if charities fold due to — um, taxes. smoke particles are irritating when burnt) that are currently being burnt all water source much higher Full disclosure: our household is paring expenses Dear editor over the valley. If it’s not possible to take these Dear editor like everyone else, but we will absorb the hike The young lady who, in response to your reFirst of all, thanks for getting an article on better than most. There are some for whom this is cent question of the week, thought that burning piles to somewhere for free chipping, their owners could signi¿ cantly reduce the amount the Cowichan Water Survey in the paper. I do a genuinely distressing hardship. If that’s you, look is OK “because 78 per cent of our atmosphere appreciate it. into the province’s tax-deferral plans for seniors, is carbon dioxide” has confused carbon dioxide of smoke produced if the piles were covered and allow to dry before burning. However, the percentage of people who were young families, folks in many categories. with nitrogen gas. Carbon dioxide makes up Michele Heath surveyed in Duncan and North Cowichan who On Vancouver Island, North Cowichan’s only about 0.038 per cent of our atmosphere Cowichan Bay didn’t know the source of their water was 72 residential portion is still one of the lowest. The and although rising levels of it is one of the per cent not 28 per cent. annual cheque I cut for a small business property causes of global warming. Burning in the CoI really do appreciate the coverage I would downtown Duncan is roughly the same as our FFrequent letter writer certain to be just like a little more care taken. (our apologies inhomeowner tax, for half the square footage. To missed m for the error — the editor) me, Nanaimo’s residential-commercial ratio, now DDear editor Rodger Hunter, coordinator approaching 50-50, is equitable. It is with shock and sadness that I read about Cowichan Watershed Board North Cowichan council is trying to rectify “Are local taxpayers getting good bang for their buck tthe death of Donald (Don) Elias O’Dell. I write imbalance. There’s an edge to this debate that from Economic Development Cowichan?” tto his family in this way because this is how smacks of something bigger. The arguments are More letters online You answered: (49 votes) oour relationship began. It was my pleasure too personal, veering wildly from common sense during the past nine years to be able to type d toward fury. Is it ideological fury from those who 89 per cent NO Also, read fresh stories every day and share aand print Don’s interesting and sometimes conare allergic to taxes? your thoughts immediately through the comttroversial letters to the editor. The topics were I like value for money. I am proud to pay taxes. I To vote on the next Question of the Week, log onto the ments function. m mostly political but also ranged to community like good roads. I think sewage treatment is imporweb poll at at iissues and family values. tant: ask anyone downriver from Lakes Road. I’m happy to pay for what we all share, based on the size of my house. Ultimately, we share this valley. Councillor Al Siebring accuses others of “power politics,” which is not a dirty word. Politics is the art of people getting things done together. Politely. Sticking to the issue. 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Valley people

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y the way, did you hear: • The federal government may not want the penny, but Cowichan Independent Living certainly does. CIL’s Susan Lake tells us the organization is holding a penny drive to raise funds for programming for persons with disabilities. Stop by the CIL of¿ce on Coronation Avenue to drop off your spare pieces of copper. • Our congratulations to Ecole Mill Bay’s Water Warriors who won $1,000 for their school in the B.C. Green Games. Focusing on water use and conservation, the school’s Roots and Shoots Club has taken action to advocate for clean water by creating a video to be shown at the Earth Day festival and artwork that is displayed at a local coffee shop. • A pair of Cowichan kids are raising awareness about epilepsy after organizing Purple Day at their schools. Joanne Cudmore says her daughters Kirstyn McKenzie, 15, and Robin Cudmore, 7, spearheaded a campaign to wear purple at Mount Prevost Middle School and Drinkwater Elementary School last Friday. Kirstyn has lived with epilepsy since birth. She and her sister are also working with Cowichan’s Wal-Mart store to encourage staff to wear purple on April 13. To learn more about epilepsy, contact the B.C. Epilepsy Society.

• Kai Rietzel of the Cowichan Land Trust tells us Genevieve Singleton of the Cowichan Valley Naturalists is looking for interested property owners to host bluebird nest boxes. Sites with rural open meadows with fences, shrubs or scattered Garry oaks, are preferred. Please contact Singleton directly at twinÀ if you can help. • Mary Ann Watson tells us two Cowichan women were invited to speak at the premiere of Breathe Now, a new women’s conference that took place April 14 and 15 in Victoria. They were Marisa Goodwin of Cobble Hill’s Organic Fair and Hope Bomb blogger Jess Howard. • Lori McNeil tells us the local St. John Ambulance branch is excited about a letter from Buckingham Palace: “I send my grateful thanks to the members, volunteers and employees of the Order of St. John for thier kind message of loyal greetings and congratulations sent on the occasion of the 60th anniversary of my acension to the throne. I return please accept my good wishes for a most memorable and enjoyable Diamond Jubilee year, Elizabeth R.” Exciting things happening for you, your friends or your family that you want to share with your community? Send us a quick email at editor@ We’d love to spread the word.

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lenn Hawkins is no Picasso but his lifetime of art output is impressive. Daughter Kathy Hawkins Thomas counted 375 works her dad produced, along with various woodcarvings, in his 78 years. More than two-dozen of Hawkins’ tranquil land- and marine-scapes surface in the Duncan Garage Showroom this weekend, marking his ¿rst exhibit since showing work in downtown Duncan’s former Rainbow Gallery (now Bistro 161) almost 30 years ago. His Showroom display could be a nostalgic walk for Hawkins who hasn’t painted since around the time of the death of his second wife, Diane, in 2001. But before then, he was proli¿c, doing a watercolour every day or two. “It got easier with time,” he said. “I really got into it; nothing else existed when I was painting.” Concentration by the retired staffer with the B.C. government’s Surveys and Mapping Branch (“They called me a computer”) is apparent in his delicately mechanical renderings of ¿shing boats, rivers, and forest paths. He also completed various portraits over the years including one of himself

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— slated for weekend display — using mirrors. In some ways Hawkins liked the human form, even if it wasn’t his forte. He remembered recreating some nude models during classes back when he owned an arts-supply and framing store in Victoria. “If you take it too seriously, it’s tough, but you can do it quite Àuidly. “I used watercolour and did some very loosely,” the Vancouver Canucks’ fans said, noting a mix of blue, yellow ochre and crimson makes good skin tone. Most of his natural subjects were based on photos. “I used those as a guide, then went my own way on it.” One way involved painting tips from watercolour master Brian Johnson. “He’s considered the best watercolour painter in the world,” said Hawkins who was friends with the late brush master Harry Heine. “I started with boats but don’t want to be known as only a boat painter, so I just painted whatever appealed to me.” The Saskatchewan-born artist started painting in 1951, initially working in oil until daughter, Andrea, used a ruler to scrape the gooey stuff from one of his canvases. “I switched to acrylic because it dries quickly, then began using watercolour after lessons from Brian,” he said. “I loved watercolour instantly and never looked back.” The lover of blue hues mounted

Glenn Hawkins with watercolour Sidney Repairs headed to this weekend’s art show at the Duncan Garage Showroom. many solo shows and entered juried exhibits on the island. He joined the Federation of Canadian Artists in 1977, helping found the FCA’s island branch in 1977. Painting didn’t stop Hawkins from penning poetry and earning woodcarv-

ing awards too. But painting has remained the passion he hopes to share during his Showroom debut. “I hope some people say, ‘I’ve got to buy that one because I like it so much.’”

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he change in age eligibility for the Old Age Security program is a wake-up call, says a well known Cowichan Valley ¿nancial advisor. “It’s a wake-up call for people who’ve been doing far too much procrastinating,” Mike Watkins of Edward Jones Investments told the News Leader Pictorial. Watkins calls the announcement a catalyst for serious discussion. “It serves notice that we’re liv-

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ing longer, and we’ll need more money prepared,” he said. There are three choices, he suggests: save more money; increase your investment yield; or work longer. It’s been expected for months, and the Tories’ recent federal budget con¿rmed eligibility for the country’s Old Age Security program will jump from age 65 to 67. Cowichanians responded to the news earlier this year with mixed reactions. Canadians across the country received notice this month in a letter from Ottawa people born after March 31, 1958 will not be eligible for OAS AND GIS bene¿ts until they turn 67.

“This letter is for information only; you do not need to take any action,” writes Minister of Human Resources and Mike Watkins: Skills Devel- impact small opment Diane Finley. “The proposed changes will not come into effect until they are passed by Parliament.” Watkins said in discussions with clients about the future he’ll now go into more details about what they need to do to adjust to the change.

He suggested moving from lowyyielding GICs to more risk. “There is an opportunity with dividend-paying stocks,” he explains. “For example, Royal Bank stock gives a 4.05 per cent return. That’s the equivalent of a GIC of more than six per cent. But, he says, at the end of the day the change in age won’t have a huge impact. Most people are physically and mentally active at age 65 to 67, and may be doing other things since they left work. “They may begin a business, continue working or do volunteering instead of sitting on a porch in a rocker.”


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hile many Cowichanians hail a new advocate for seniors as a long overdue resource, people working on a daily basis with seniors are skeptical it’s suf¿cient to handle the ever-increasing load of issues. And as funding for local seniors’ non-pro¿t organizations dwindles, those working in the trenches have become more and more frustrated by the lack of support. The new position of seniors’ advocate was announced by the provincial government earlier this year on the heels of a scathing report on seniors’ issues compiled by ombudsman Kim Carter. This advocate should be able to deal with ¿nancial disputes at private care facilities as well as helping seniors ¿nd adequate care in the public system, Health Minister Mike de Jong said at the time. Local seniors’ boosters support the seniors’ advocate concept but realize it’s going to take time to get things going. As well, there are many issues the advocate won’t handle because they’ll be outside the of¿ce’s mandate. The concerns here are more immediate, they say. “For us, elder abuse is the huge issue,” says Seniors Resource and Support Society cofounder and current president Tim Trousdell. “We do not have the resources to deal with any of the hundreds of cases we see. We could

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recently started a volunteer driver program that transports seniors door to door for medical and other health-related appointments. The drivers assimilate their gas costs. “Just a little bit of money would help support more seniors who need our program,” Hunt says. Says local seniors’ issues activist Joanna Neilson: “There’s nothing new in the ombudsman’s report. The idea of an advocate began as a concept in this community about six years ago.” “Every community needs a seniors’ advocate — a place were seniors’ information is centralized, where there’s instructions on how to access information and how to proceed.” Neilson said it’s imperative there’s a place where seniors can go if they feel wronged through provincial seniors’ programs. “When wrongs are done, there needs to be a method of social justice,” she avers. “It’s a way to troubleshoot and problem solve the major issues all at once, especially needed with our aging demographic.” MLA Bill Routley reports 60 per cent of concerns that reach his constituency of¿ce are seniors’ issues, and he praised the idea of a provincial seniors’ advocate, something the NDP have been advocating for years, he maintains. “We hear a lot of seniors being separated in different care homes, and of over-charging for services, so I’m happy to see the government move on,” he said. “This was their immediate response to the report. There’s much more to be done. “The government must be prepared to listen and act on the advocate’s recommendations,” says MP Jean Crowder. “Put some teeth into it, otherwise it will contribute to the cynicism.” “Let’s hope this announcement isn’t being used for political ends.”

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Seniors Good Life Model Mary Anne Kinloch of Heritage Productions from Victoria gives the audience a glimpse of an outÄt from the early 1900s at the Chic Vintage Fashion Show at the Duncan United Church Hall March 29. This event marked Duncan’s 100th anniversary with 100 years of fashion, and was hosted by the Somenos Women’s Institute and Duncan United Church Circle of Friends.

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isitors to the fourth-annual Chemainus Arts and Ethnic Fest can expect a showcase of entertainment, ethnic taste treats and artisans. Organized by the Chemainus Valley Cultural Arts Society, the fest is a celebration of the diversity that is the Chemainus Valley with cultural music, dance and great food, says organizer Shelley Rouse.

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The Arts Council’s Suzan Kostiuck with Carolyn McDonald’s acrylic Cowichan Valley, and Mary Fox’s ceramic Decorative Vessel, bound for the Cowichan Valley Fine Arts Show April 25 to 29 in Duncan.

rts tourism could be a local economic engine fueled by events such as the Cowichan Valley Fine Arts Show. The valley’s largest visual display opens with Wednesday’s gala, then continues until Sunday at the Quw’utsun’ Cultural Centre. That’s also where the hosting Cowichan Valley Arts Council stages its annual auction — The Cowichan Catch — Saturday. Student Genevieve Schneider, 18, is among a half-dozen artists entering work in CVAC’s youth-outreach program. She saw arts as a pivotal part of Cowichan’s economy promoted through CVAC’s big spring show. “People underestimate the passion and talent of youths, and we have lots of it,” said Schneider who’s hanging an imposing acrylic-on-wood called Back Stays Of the Night (“An owl representing the night, and dreaming”). “Arts plays a huge part in education and the community — the arts is at the base of everything; without it there wouldn’t be community or passion, and the arts council’s doing a great job supporting local artists.” Schneider also urged local leaders to tout the valley’s arts industry. “Politicians should put arts in their campaigns, and show up at local shows.” The Fine Arts exhibit offers 279 works — up from last year’s 211— by 164 member artists, explained CVAC’s Morgan Saddington. Though some artists hail from outside Cowichan, they must join CVAC to enter, she explained. Sales is the last name of CVAC’s game. “We get pleasure from something we see as beauty,” Saddington said. “Artists have to keep ongoing and they have hopes of selling work,” she said, noting show publicity in local and capital press, plus Shaw Cable. “It’s great to sell — and to let the island know there’s a huge wealth of artists in this area.” Their creative swath of fabric, oil, glass, stone, wood, photos, watercolour, clay, metal and other media, surfaces in CVAC’s 42nd spring show.

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“Three-D work has increased in our show during the past few years, and that shows a diversity of art in this region.” Lake Cowichan lensman Neil Fatin, agreed. “This show’s of a very high standard — it covers the whole gamut,” said the native Australian entering two colour shots, including a sweeping panorama of Guanajuato, Mexico. “You have to put your work out there, you have to show where people actually visit,” said “perpetual student” Fatin, “Let the island pitching arts as crucial to any community. know there’s a “The arts rubs shoulhuge wealth of ders with business, other cultural things, and dayartists in this to-day life — that’s what separates us from animals; area.” we’re creative human beings.” CVAC has raised the arts-industry bar, he said, by drawing business folks to take part. Good idea, concurred Crofton jeweler Susan Whyte. “It helps for CVAC to market work and educate people about what’s happening in the arts here,” said Whyte, who’s showing a silver chain and pendant with a maple-leaf impression. Geoff Millar, Cowichans’ economic development manager, understood. “Our economic development strategy clearly recognizes the arts, culture and heritage as the fourth leg in the make-up in any sort of successful community,” he said, also citing the economy, environment and social harmony. “It’s not just about selling art locally; we want an arts component in all events, and that’s built into our economic strategy and tourism plans.”


Your ticket What: Cowichan Valley Fine Arts Show When: April 25 to 29. Gala opening, April 25, 6:30 p.m.; auction, April 28, 6:30 p.m.; show and vendors’ market, April 26-27, 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.; April 28, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.; April 29, 11 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Where: Quw’utsun’ Cultural Centre, 200 Cowichan Way, Duncan Tickets: Call 250-746-1633

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TOWN CRIER Wednesday Curbside composting open house: learn about North Cowichan’s Kitchen Pitch In oganics collection program, 4:30 to 8:30

p.m., Mesachie Room, Island Savings Centre. Presentations will be given at 5:30 p.m. and 7:30 p.m. For information, call 250-746-3201.

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Weather forecast

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The weekend:

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variable cloud, H 15C, L 5C

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Thursday The Sweet Alibi: the latest vocal harmonizing trio to come out of that wintery Winnipeg — great lyricism combined with sweet prairie

Wednesday, April 25, 2012

courtesy Chris Carss

vocals, 8 p.m., Duncan Garage Showroom, 330 Duncan Street. Tickets are $15 advance, $20 at the door. Call 250-748-7246.

Your Cowichan events calendar


music charts. Her tour stops in Duncan on Friday, April 27 at 7:30 p.m. Ticket sare $28/ advance, $30 door.

tact: Sonja Nagel at sonagel@ or phone 250-743-3093 or 250-715-7568. Receipts can be provided for your donation.

Noises Off: This hilarious playwithin-a-play depicts an ambitious director and his troupe of mediocre actors. Life begins to imitate art when high jinks ensue, as cast and crew slam doors, lose clothes, and flub lines, all while searching for sardines! Warning: contains strong language. Chemainus Theatre Festival Runs until June 2.

BeneÄt Concert for Cowichan Search and Rescue: The Frances Kelsey Interact Club and South Cowichan Rotary are raising money for safety ropes with performances by local talent from students, graduates and teachers, 6:30 p.m. in the FKSS Theatre at 953 Shawnigan Mill-Bay Rd. Tickets $7 at the door, $5 students, free for those 10 and younger.

St Ann’s Garden Club Plant Sale: farm-grown and community donated plants and garden-related items for sale. Baked goods and lunch aslo avaliable, 9 a.m. to 3 p.m., Providence Farm, 1843 Tzouhalem Rd. For more, call 250-746-4204

Chrystal Shawanda: with special guests Little Raven singers, drummers and dancers. Shawanda’s first single Closer has been climbing the country

Saturday Garage Sale: a Frances Kelsey School Grad Fund Raiser. Con-

Black Tie Awards Gala: The Duncan Cowichan Chamber of Commerce salutes the valley’s best in business and community service, ? p.m. Mellor Hall, Cowichan Exhibition Park. Tickets $75. Call 250-748-1111. Spring Plant Sale: Plants, gardening items, baking and more. Muffins and refreshments available, 10 a.m. to noon, St.

Michael and All Angels Anglican Church, Chemainus. Mad Hatter Tea Party: Don’t be late for this very important date, presented by the Cowichan Bay Maritime Centre. Wear your finest hate and have team with the Hatter himself between 1 and 4 p.m. Games and lots of fun. Tickets are $30/person. Call 250-746-4955 to reserve. Live At the Met’s Massenet’s Manon: Anna Netrebko’s dazzling portrayal of the tragic heroine in Laurent Pelly’s new production travels to the Met from the Royal Opera House, Covent Garden. Piotr Beczala and Paulo Szot also star, with the Met’s Principal Guest Conductor Fabio Luisi on the podium. Cowichan Theatre, 9 a.m., tickets $26/adults, $22/students, $24/seniors, $15.50/children, $5/ eyeGO. Call 250-748-7529.

NOTICE To Customers of the

It’s Coming... Chemainus Valley Cultural Arts Presents...

Chemainus’ 4th Annual


A Gathering of People for Pleasure

• Live Music • Ethnic Food • Visual Arts • Lantern Making • Cultural Dance

SATURDAY, APRIL 28 11 am - 3 pm -admission by donationChemainus Senior’s Centre - 9824 Willow

CVRD SALTAIR WATER SYSTEM The Cowichan Valley Regional District will be carrying out extended flushing of the above noted water system from:

MONDAY, APRIL 16, 2012 TO FRIDAY, APRIL 27, 2012 Residents may experience some air in the lines and discolouration of the water supply during these operations. Should this occur, running a cold-water tap for a short period will help to restore the water quality to normal. Should the problem persist, please call the CVRD Engineering & Environmental Services Department at: (250) 746-2530. COWICHAN VALLEY REGIONAL DISTRICT 175 Ingram Street, Duncan, B.C. V9L 1N8

Phone: (250) 746-2500 Fax: (250) 746-2513 Email: Website:

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In Loving Memory

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The family and friends of

Bill Shearer


Mavis Deslauriers May 13, 1930 - April 26, 2007

want to thank everyone who assisted in the recovery effort. Your thoughts and prayers are also deeply appreciated.

If we could have one lifetime wish One dream that could come true We’d ask with all our hearts For yesterday and you. Thinking of you with love Debbie, Lenard and family


DEATHS 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". 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


COMING EVENTS BC ARTS and Culture Week is on until the 28th! Find out what’s going on in your community and schools at


CALL FOR ENTRIES 10TH ANNUAL Kitty Coleman Woodland Art & Bloom Festival. Fine Art and Quality Crafts Juried Show. Presented in a spectacular outdoor setting May 19,20, 21 Applications for Artisans are available at or phone 250-338-6901

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. 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



HOUSESITTER AVAILABLE, Duncan area. 17 yrs exp. Will care for your home, garden, small pets. Ref’s. For more info call Deb (250)709-1980.

Community Welcome

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:





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


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.


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


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.


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

CAREER OPPORTUNITIES $294+ DAILY Mailing Postcards! Easy! Guaranteed Legit Work! www.ThePostcard $20-$60/hr Using Your Computer! Overnight Cash To Your Doorstep! www.Cash More Amazing Opportunities Visit: AIRLINES ARE Hiring- Train for high paying Aviation Maintenance Career. FAA approved program. Financial aid if qualiďŹ ed- Housing available. CALL Aviation Institute of Maintenance (877)818-0783. HOME BASED Business. We need serious and motivated people for expanding health & wellness industry. High speed internet and phone essential. Free online training.

EDUCATION/TRADE SCHOOLS APPLY NOW: Pennywise Scholarship For Women to attend Journalism certiďŹ cate course at Langara College in Vancouver. Deadline May 30, 2012. More information: INTERIOR HEAVY EQUIPMENT OPERATOR SCHOOL. Sites in AB & BC. Hands on real world machine training. NO Simulators. Start any Monday. Funding Options. 1-866-399-3853

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

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Come Join Our Team!

Ladysmith Maritime Society is seeking a part-time bookkeeper for 2 four-hour days per week in the LMS office - specific times and days to be determined. Applicant must be experienced in Simply Accounting. Start date May 6, 2012. e-mail applications by May 1, 2012 to: TRADES, TECHNICAL


NOW HIRING Western Forest Products Inc. is an integrated Canadian forest products company located on Vancouver Island that is committed to the safety of our employees, the culture of performance and the discipline to achieve results. We currently have the following openings:

GIS Analyst Area Planner Field Engineer Assistant Engineer Capital Project Accountant Maintenance Supervisor Grapple Yarder Chaser & Operator Grapple Yarder Hooktender Dryland Sort Supervisor Hauling Supervisor (Contract) Detailed job postings can be viewed at WFP offers a competitive salary, a comprehensive benefit package and the potential to achieve annual performance rewards. If you believe that you have the skills and qualifications that we are looking for, please reply in confidence to: Human Resource Department Facsimile: 1.866.840.9611 Email:



Advertising Consultant Ladysmith Chronicle Looking for part-time flexible hours? The Ladysmith Chronicle is searching for that special individual for part-time advertising sales. We are seeking a “team player” with organizational skills, sales experience, pleasant telephone skills and an ability and desire to work and learn in a fast paced, busy environment. If you are customer-driven and successoriented, we’d like to talk to you. You will also appreciate a very enjoyable working environment with great staff members. A regular work week will be 15 hours per week, the times of which are flexible. Please forward resumé and cover letter by May 11, 2012 to: Teresa McKinley, Publisher Ladysmith/Chemainus Chronicle 341 B - 1st Ave. PO Box: 400 Ladysmith, BC V9G 1A3 Fax: 250-245-2260 e-mail: Thank you to all who apply. Only those selected for an interview will be contacted.

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. Requirements: • Current practicing Registration with the College of Registered Nurses’ of British Columbia (CRNBC), • Strong oral and written communication skills 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. or fax to 250-861-3112 attn: HR Manager.




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Structures Job Description

LABORERS / CARPENTERS Position Summary: Performs a wide range of duties within the plant including but not limited to: strips and cleans concrete forms, pours concrete, shovels, vibrates, and finishes and maintains good housekeeping and safety regulations on the shop floor. Pre-Employment Drug Screen Required. Job Requirements Qualifications (Education/Experience) and Required Skills: • Be able to work shiftwork and overtime when needed

HALALT NATION JOB POSTING Aboriginal Aquatics Resource & Ocean Management (AAROM) COORDINATOR – Full Time, Term Position The six Hul’q’umi’num Member First Nations (HMFN) are working together to develop a comprehensive vision for fisheries and marine habitat within their respective territories. A component of this vision is to increase HMFN participation in fisheries management activities, increase access to fisheries and oceans resources, and increase economic opportunities. KEY DUTIES & RESPONSIBILITIES: • Coordination and facilitation of the Interim Coordinator Committee (ICC), with representatives from each of the six Hul’q’umi’num First Nations, in the development of a framework and vision for fisheries and fish habitat in the Hul’q’umi’num Traditional Territory. • Work with the ICC to find solutions that address issues affecting food, social and ceremonial fisheries, such as increasing participation in fisheries management and increasing economic opportunities related to ocean, fisheries and marine resources. • Liaise with other AAROM bodies, government and like organizations. • Attend AAROM meetings with AAROM staff, the ICC and the individual Hul’q’umi’num Member First nations representatives where required. • Identify and make application for relevant funding that will support the ongoing efforts of the AAROM initiative, including participation in subsequent AAROM funding negotiations. AUTHORITY: • Reports to the ICC QUALIFICATIONS: • Degree or Diploma from an accredited College or University, or equivalent combination of training and experience. • Relevant background and understanding of fisheries legal frameworks and First Nations political frameworks • Strong facilitation skills • Supervisory skills and abilities, and a proven record of experience • Excellent report writing, proposal writing, fundraising skills and experience • Experience in coordinating a multi-faceted project with multiple players • Clear understanding of fisheries and fish habitat issues • Experience in developing effective governance or other structures • Ability to communicate well, both written and verbally • Negotiation and conflict resolution skills and/or experience • Ability to use technology for presentations, reporting, and community education • A valid BC Drivers Licence and an operational vehicle • Excellent computer skills, with experience using Microsoft Word, Excel, Power Point, Outlook and Access; knowledge of and experience in a networked windows environment, beneficial Pursuant to the Canadian Human Rights Code, preference may be given to applicants of Aboriginal Ancestry DEADLINE FOR APPLICATIONS: May 3rd, 2012 by 4:00 p.m.

Please send your application to: AAROM Halalt First Nation 7973 Chemainus Road Chemainus, BC V0R 1K0 Fax: (250) 246-2330


We appreciate all those who apply, however, only shortlisted applicants will be contacted.

• Ability to read and interpret project drawings. • Use of hand power tools, tape measure, level, etc required. • Ability to follow company production and safety procedures. • Ability to understand and apply basic mathematical skills. • Some heavy lifting required up to approximately 50 lbs. • Good attendance and positive attitude is a must • Have a driver’s license with reliable transportation Drop off a resume in person to 3721 Drinkwater Rd, Duncan BC or Fax resume to 250-746-8011

HALALT NATION JOB POSTING Part-Time Licensed ECE Worker The successful candidate will be required to work at the Halalt First Nation Daycare, and will be responsible for developing, implementing and evaluating developmental programs for children 3 – 5 years old, and the overall care and well-being of the children. Duties: • Open and on-going communication and involvement of the parents as it pertains to the day-to-day operations of the daycare. • Work directly with children • Development and distribution of a monthly newsletter that identifies activities, holidays, schedule changes, child and staff achievements • Maintenance of open communication with licensing when required and as needed. Qualifications: • Minimum 2 Years Work Experience as a qualified ECE Worker • Knowledge and Understanding of Hul'qumi'num Language and Culture an asset. Knowledge and Skills: • The incumbent will have the ability to work independently and take direction from Team Leader • Should have a working knowledge of Aboriginal culture, traditions and issues pertaining to aboriginal urban families • Support the aim of increasing a sense of belonging through cultural awareness Requirements: • Valid Class 4 driver’s license • Reliable vehicle • Must provide current criminal record check and CRRA check • Must Possess First Aid, Food Safe Certificates Closing Date: May 4th, 2012 Drop Resumes Off at: 7973 Chemainus Road, Chemainus, B.C. V0R – 1K5 Attention: Sarah Tremblett Fax: (250) 246-2330 Phone: (250) 246-4736 Only individuals selected for interviews will be contacted.

Black Swan Liquor Store looking for part time summer help, receiving orders so a fair amount of lifting 2-4 days a week 12+ hours weekly. Please apply in person. CHAIR RENTAL available at busy downtown Duncan Salon. Great opportunity to be your own boss. Walk-ins avail. Michelle (250)597-2200. CHEMAINUS TOURS requires Carriage drivers/guides for the 2012 season. Experience with horses an asset. Call Jim (250)246-5055 DAVE LANDON FORD requires a licensed auto tech or skilled 2-4 yr apprentice to join our team. Industry wages and benefits package available. Please send resume to


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

Bring resume to Sham @ 1695 Cowichan Bay Rd. EXPERIENCED SERVICE Provider for Chrysler dealership in Salmon Arm. Strong customer satisfaction skills. Able to work in a fast paced environment. Excellent wage/ benefit package. Fax resume 1-250-832-4545. E-mail: F/T MEAT CUTTER required. Experience a must. Bring resume to Duncan Butcher Shop SPORTS TRADERS has an immediate opening for a Permanent Part-Time Sr. Sales Associate for 20-25 hours per week, including week-ends. We are looking for a Team Player who is flexible, energetic and likes working with people. This position requires week-day availability between 10:00am and 6:00pm. 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 29th.

Wednesday, April 25, 2012

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Holbrook Dyson Logging Ltd Has vacancies in the following job: Heavy Duty Mechanic. Details can be seen at Fax resume to 250-287-9259 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

T-MAR INDUSTRIES located in Campbell River is hiring for the position of a qualified Machinist. Position comes with a competitive benefit package and applicant must possess a valid driver’s license. Contact Tyson Lambert. Mail: 5791 Duncan Bay Road, Campbell River BC V9H 1N6 Fax: 2502 8 6 - 9 5 0 2 Email:



FULL TIME SALESPERSON Are you a self motivated individual looking for a rewarding career? We are a family based company looking to expand our sales team. We offer great compensation for people that perform well with optional benefits after 3 months. Take control of your income potential by providing excellent customer service. Willing to train the right individual.

• Part Time Lot Person - must have valid drivers licence

• Part time Garden/Landscaper - must have experience Apply in person to Brent Popovich 2801 Roberts Rd., Duncan




CHEMAINUS 455902 – Cochrane, Maxwell, Robertson, Victoria (38 papers) 455952 – Chapman, McKay, Victoria (31 papers) 456202 – Oak, Cedar, Fir (107 papers) COWICHAN BAY 253502 – Botwood, 1659-1846 Cowichan Bay Rd, Wessex (71 papers) DUNCAN 104505 – Brandt, Bright, Cormorant, Glenora (48 papers) 104520 – Hykawy, Koksilah, Phillips, Sunrise (88 papers) SHAWNIGAN LAKE 354250 – Evergreen, Gregory, Hunter, Lampman, MacDonald, MacFarlane (83 papers)

*all paper counts are approximates

CALL LARA NOW 250-746-4471 Extension 224



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

HOT TUB 4-6 person, Excellent condition, On Salt Spring Island, needs new cover. $1200. 250-217-4824

Sous Chef, Line Cook ODIKA

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


is now hiring for the following positions:


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


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

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

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

SEEKING mature, capable couple to handle small sheep farm, Gulf Island. Monthly stipend. Full hookup. References. Timely response appreciated to WANTED EXPERIENCED Care Giver, Monday to Friday mornings, starting at 7am includes showering, dressing of disabled senior. Call (250)737-1573. WANTED: Servers, bartenders, barrista’s & cooks @ Telegraph Cove Resorts Ltd. Send resume to Box 1, Telegraph Cove, BC V0N 3J0. Fax: 250-928-3105 or email: Attn: Taso. WANTED: Servers, bartenders, barrista’s & cooks @ Telegraph Cove Resorts Ltd. Send resume to Box 1, Telegraph Cove, BC V0N 3J0. Fax: 250-928-3105 or email: Attn: Taso. YORK ST. DINER - Accepting applications for servers and line cooks. Apply in person with resume, to 5849 York Rd., Thunderbird Motor Inn. Contact Rhonda or Lloyd


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CHEMAINUS, 10079 View St., Sat, April. 28, 9am-3pm. Moving/Downsizing Sale. 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.

Phone (250)246-3569 to book a table for $10. DAHLIA TUBER SALE!! 1000’s of tubers, 7540 Bell Mckinnon Rd., left on SPCA driveway, SUNDAY, 10 am to 2 pm, April 22 & 29th. Email:

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EXCLUSIVE “THINKBIG” Mechanic Training. GPRC Fairview Campus. $1000. entrance scholarship. Paid practicum with Finning. High school diploma and mechanical aptitude. Write apprenticeship exams. 1-888-999-7882;

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Wanted: Experienced Renovation Person. If you are a handy man or woman, with many building skills and excellent local references, you may be interested in this! We own a beautiful waterfront home in the Ladysmith area, which will require several renovation repairs and upgrades. We would like to offer extended free rent (min. one year) in exchange for your work. We will cover all material costs. For more information, please contact Jan Christenson at Royal LePage Ladysmith, 250-245-2252.

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

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

PERSONAL SERVICES HEALTH PRODUCTS HERBAL MAGIC Look great for summer - 1st 9 weeks for $99. Lose weight and keep it off. Results guaranteed! Call now 1-800-854-5176.


SAWMILLS FROM only $3997 - Make money & save money with your own bandmill - Cut lumber any dimension. In stock ready to ship. Free Info & DVD: 1-800-566-6899 Ext:400OT.

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

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

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




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

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

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

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:


MISCELLANEOUS WANTED CASH PAID for items from the 1920s to 1950s. Prints; unusual magazines; military souvenirs; Native Indian crafts; jewellery; lamps and more. 7438343.

REAL ESTATE 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. IF YOU own a home or real estate, Alpine Credits can lend you money: it’s that simple. Your credit/age/income is not an issue. 1-800-587-2161. M O N E Y P R OV I D E R . C O M . $500 Loan and +. No Credit Refused. Fast, Easy, 100% Secure. 1-877-776-1660.

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

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

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

PET CARE SERVICES FUN WITH YOUR DOG Agility, Obedience & Confirmation

Group lessons Starting April 25th Agility info call: 250-748-9729 or 250-748-9437 Obedience info call: 250-748-6071 or


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 MILL BAY. MULTI-FAMILY On Kilipi & La Fortune Road. Great variety/ different households. Showtime: 8:30-1:30 Some homes 2-day, some just one, come rain or shine. Sat. April 28 & Sun April 29. 4-6 homes on Kilipi and one down on La Fortune Road. Home decor, prints, antiques, Hallmark sterling silver, garden tools, plants, furniture, household goods, toys, BBQ, elec., stove, radios and oh so much more. Easy to find - either off Pemberton Rd. or down La Fortune Rd, off Telegraph.

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

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

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


WE BUY HOUSES Damaged House? Pretty House? Moving? Divorcing? Estate Sale? We will Buy your House Quick Cash & Private. Mortgage Too High and House won’t sell? Can’t make payments? We will Lease Your House, Make your Payments and Buy it Later!

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

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


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

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

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

CHERRY PT. 1 1/2 bdm overlooking Satelite Channel. Senior oriented area. N/S. N/P. $975 util incl. (250)743-2370

NORTH COWICHAN- small 1 bdrm house, large lot, F/S, W/D, separate garage. NS/NP. $700. Call (250)746-5290

DUNCAN, 1 Bdrm, F/S,W/D, satellite, heat pump, private deck, $775. (250)746-8070

Free Cable Hook Up!!


Mountain View

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

COBBLE HILL, quiet country living, upgraded 3 bdrms, 5 appls, N/S, pets neg, $1600./ mo., hydro incl’d. Avail immed. Call 250-743-3863.

SHAWNIGAN LAKE- (West) lrg 3 bdrm home, 1 bath, carport, garden, swim access, laundry, small pet? $1250. May 1. 250-514-7226.

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

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


Terrace Estates 3420 Auchinachie Road ---------------------------------Spacious Affordable Suites

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

$500/MO STARTING- weekly available, many apartment types, furnished, w/common kitchen. All utils, internet included. FREE local calls, No Credit Checks. Call Motel, 250-748-0661, (Duncan). CENTRAL LOCATION, Bachelor, 1 & 2 bdrms, balcony, F/S, hot water, parking, pet considered, $525$850/mo. Call 250-748-7764. 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.

(250)748-3729 DUNCAN: 2 bdrm, stand alone apt, 1400 sq.ft., 5 appl’s, walking dist to town. NS/NP. $1000 + util’s. 250-746-9570. DUNCAN, bright, 1150sqft, 2 bdrm, 5 appl’s, N/P. Avail now. Reno’d. $875. 250-743-9555 DUNCAN CONDO, 3 bdrm 1200 sq.ft. Ground floor corner suite, S & W exposure, 5 appl’s, pet considered. Avail in May. (250)746-5049

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

To view call 250-748-3321 LAKE COWICHAN- 2 bdrm suite, large yard, prkg, on bus route, pets ok, laundry. $560. Call (250)210-0756. LOVELY 1 & 2-BDRM suites, Central Duncan, seniors oriented bldg, heat included, N/S, N/P. Please call Art at 250-746-7241.

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

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

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


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. 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- 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.

MOBILE HOMES & PADS 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.

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

COWICHAN BAY: 2000 sqft, 4-5 bdrms, 2 full bath, family room, F/S, W/D, D/W, wood stove, F/P. Pets welcome, avail June 1st. $1600. Call 1250-760-0727. DUNCAN, 2 bdrm 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, 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, $895 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. MAPLE BAY/DUNCAN, modern executive home, 4 bdrms, 3 bath, large living & dining rms, tons of light. Partly furnished. $2200/month. Avail. June 15th. Tel: 250-710-2070 Email:

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.

DOWNTOWN DUNCAN 2500 sq.ft. 6 separate offices, reception, conference area & kitchen, 2nd floor, AC,. $1175/mo. 250-715-6880. DUNCAN: OFFICE space for lease, highway exposure, A/C, ample parking. (250)746-5657 or 250-748-8671

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

SUITES, LOWER 1 Bdrm ground level suite in Cowichan Bay, sep. entrance, $650/m incl. util. WD/FS, N/S, N/P, no parties. Avail. May 1. (250)701-0367 CHEMAINUS 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 - 1 bdrm suite. Stonehaven, near hospital. Private entrance, parking. Own laundry. F/S, W/D. Nice yard. Suits a quiet person. N/S, N/D. No parties. Small pet considered. $800 month, includes heat and hydro. Ref. Req. Available May 1st. Phone 597-7693

DUNCAN. 2-BDRM, private entrance, close to shopping, schools. 482 Chesterfield. $595./mo. Text me at (250)896-4248.

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- 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.

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.

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

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

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, 1/2 block from Thrifty’s, 1 bdrm, level entry, F/S & W/D, $750/m incl’s basic cable & hydro, Avail Apr 1st. 250-743-9828, 250-710-0653 MILL BAY- ocean view, very clean, spacious, bright, quiet & private 1 bdrm. Your own entrance, yard and patio. F/P, F/S, W/D. $685+ 1/2 utils. Avail May 1. (250)929-3601. SHAWNIGAN/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. SHAWNIGAN LAKE 1 bdrm, close to Village. All inclusive. $750. NS, NP. (250)743-4546

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

WANTED TO RENT MATURE, responsible quiet family of 2 seeking quiet, private wood-heated cabin house or mobile home. Duncan, Crofton, Chemainus area preferred. ASAP. (250)748-6183


SHAWNIGAN LAKE 1 BDRM GROUND FLOOR SUITE. All util. incl., FREE WiFi & HDTV. On quiet cul-de-sac. Walk to Village. Private Deck. Sunny Garden View. No smoking, parties or pets. Max 2 occupants. $675/mo. Avail. May 1st. 250-743-6754

SUITES, UPPER MAPLE BAY - The Properties Bright open-plan top floor with 2 bdrms, 1 cheater bath, own laundry, all appliances. Hydro & Shaw/Net incl. $1200/mo. 250-709-9578
















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

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CLEANING SERVICES House cleaning available. $16.50/hr. Please call Monica, (250) 709-2505

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

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

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GARDENING PETTER’S YARD Care, 20 years experience, Landscaping, Pressure Washing, Light Hauling. Call 250-748-9775. Lawn & Garden monthly packages Call Mike 250-416-1664

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


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

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New Life Women’s Ministry is seeking donation of quality used ladies clothing for our 4th Annual

Nearly New Fashion Show

2002 Pontiac Grand Am, 3.4L, V6, auto, 204 km. Keyless entry. Loaded! Reg maintenance. $3000. 250-715-1733

Sat. May 12 at 1pm. Admission $5. 12 noon for Strawberry Shortcake & Tea for $5. Donate a bag of clothes and receive a FREE admission ticket.

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

First 100 tickets ENTER A DRAW for a FREE Makeover. We can pick up clothing, call 250-709-9077. Tickets available online at Please donate and buy your ticket early. For more information or to volunteer call 250-748-6521 Proceeds to micro-enterprise development loans to help women in Third World nations. All monies raised will be doubled by special donor. Come help a worthy cause.

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

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he Cowichan Valley Allstars Âżnished a productive Âżrst season on the cheer competition circuit with a Âżfth-place Âżnish at the All Things Cheer event in Ladner. “We had some shining moments,’’ noted coach Rhonda Dale. “Timing was much improved and the team hit their marks on the pyramid, the best pyramid we have done so far.’’ Excellent jumps and tumbling contributed to the team’s efforts. Katie McAneely did an amazing tumbling pass that featured all the moves allowed at this level.

Co-captain Missy Lewis kept the spirits of team members up during the long wait to go on stage, motivating them to do their best. Teams from B.C. and Washington competed. “Now our team is getting back to basics, learning new skills and getting ready for another season,’’ noted Dale. Free drop-in sessions are being offered during the Âżrst two weeks of May for all girls and boys who would like to try out. The sessions take place Wednesday, May 2 and 9 from 5:30 to 6:30 p.m. at Quamichan Middle School for ages Âżve to 11, and Tuesday, May 1 and 8 from 6 to 7 p.m. for ages 12 to 18. Parents need to attend and sign a waiver before athletes can participate.

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Sam Jory of Cowichan 1st XV eludes a tackle by Charlotte Dunlop of Ashbury College from Ottawa in an exhibition girls rugby game at Cowichan Secondary Ă„eld on Friday, April 20. Ashbury College won 41-5.

BIG FOOT Sightings! New 2012 Big Foot Campers have arrived only at Mike Rosman RV! 1-800-667-0024

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

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

2000 KUSTOM KOACH 26’ 5th Wheel Ready to roll, in great shape. Has slide room, big awning, oak cabinets, tons of storage, big fridge & stove, ducted heat & A/C. High quality unit with rubber roof & ďŹ berglass body. $10,995 OBO, 250 466 4156 Bill


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FUTURE SHOP – Correction Notice On the April 20 flyer, page 22, this product: 250GB Xbox 360 Value Bundle (WebCode: 10182217) was advertised with an incorrect price and bonus offer. Please be advised that the two bonus games (Bioshock/Splinter Cell - WebCodes: 10125651/10125847) are NOT included with this console bundle, and the price of this product is in fact $249.99, Save $50. We sincerely apologize for any inconvenience this may have caused our valued customers.

Applicable to Electoral Area A – Mill Bay/Malahat

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


April 26, 2012 Denis McLean Room, Kerry Park Recreation Centre 1035 Shawnigan Mill Bay Road, Mill Bay, BC 7:00 pm

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

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Direct Letters to #2 5380 Trans Canada Highway Duncan, BC V9L 6W4 or email:

Juniors give lacrosse lesson Peter W. Rusland

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t’s not about winning or losing, but learning from the game, lacrosse coach Lorne Winship’s explained. His 16-member Cowichan Valley Thunder Midget-A squad lost 5-3 Thursday to the Juan de Fuca Whalers “in a good close tight game.” Still, Winship’s grinning about his gelling players — including Taylor Martin, Aidan Miller, and Adam Golia who posted goals Thursday. “We have a good, developing young team, and were extremely happy where we are in the season,” he said of the Thunder’s three-loss record thus far in the 16-game regular season. “We lost our ¿rst three games by narrow margins, but we’re further ahead than anticipated with a young, developing bunch of kids who need to keep honing their skills.” Thunder’s smarts were sharpened by watching Wednesday’s Junior-A action at Fuller Lake Area, between the Victoria Shamrocks and the Nanaimo Timbermen. That’s where former CV lacrosse members Tyson Roe and Luke Anderson played for Nanaimo, with what Winship called “an active role in the game” won by Nanaimo 9-8.

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Andrew Miller of the Nanaimo Timbermen works around Jake Emms of the Victoria Shamrocks in a Junior A Lacrosse exhibition game at Fuller Lake Arena on Wednesday, April 18. Nanaimo won 9-8. “It was a full arena with lots of Cowichan kids who got in free if they wore their Cowichan Valley Lacrosse Minor jerseys.” “It’s excellent lacrosse,” Winship said of the Fuller Lake match that offered tips to his 15- and 16-year-old players who could try out for intermediate or Junior teams in the coming years. “It’s just the next progression — our whole team attended the game, and focused on the motion and movement on the offensive side of the Àoor.” He noted an “unprecedented” number of local players — from Cow-




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Garret Millar Being a late-bloomer in rowing isn’t a big deal for Garret Millar. The Grade 12 Frances Kelsey student is in his second year with the Maple Bay Rowing Club but possesses skills far beyond his level of experience. “My parents were hugely involved with the club for a while,’’ said Millar, 17. He used to be into soccer before making the switch to rowing. “A lot of people had more experience than I did, but I think I picked it up pretty quickly,’’ said Millar. He only spent part of last year as a novice before moving into junior A events, mostly the quad. “He is definitely one of the leaders of the junior boys’ group,’’ said coach Cheryl Thibodeau. “He definitely leads the group, gets them on the water quickly, kind of motivates them so he’s a key member of the club for us.’’ view video online at Bodger



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ichan’s 2011 championship team — have earned positions with the intermediate -A Shamrocks (McLean Chicquen, Jamie Jensen, Ryan Taylor, Brennan Stothers, Graham Winship), and the Timbermen (Kevin Glan¿eld, Kristian Mousseau). Cowichan doesn’t have an intermediate-A team. The Thunder won its ¿rst game of the season 6-4 on April 21 against the Timbermen in Nanaimo. Scorers under goalie Kain Stewart were Aiden Miller, Adam Golia, Luke Frost (two), Taylor Martin, and Tyson Black, Winship said.

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Shawnigan rolls over Cowichan in boys rugby

Cowichan girls rugby side thumps Alberni



n improved Cow High girls rugby XV toppled Alberni 36-5 in an A game, while Cowichan pulled out a squeaker 17-15 win in the Development team game last week. Tries by Darien Hobday, Kenielle Coleman, Lindsay Wise and Mean Sakuma with duo conversions by Sophie Cutt and Heather Derocher and a single by Grace Gillman ensured victory in the A game. In a closely fought Development matchup, Leah Theobald scored two tries and two conversions, while Magan Sakuma pulled out one try. Since losing to Alberni last month, the team’s worked hard with their rugby knowledge and experience increasing dramatically, said coach Brad Skene, who praised the win.

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Brittany Reynolds of Alberni tries to slow down Anna Brigham of Cowichan on Wednesday April 18 at Cowichan Secondary Äeld. “We are still a work in progress, but the harder we work and the more focus we have, the better our play and results will be.” — Ann Andersen

owichan T-Birds suffered two losses against an organized Shawnigan defence in high school rugby play last week. The Shawnigan 2nd XV were hungry for the win and trounced a tired Cowichan 1st XV 31-5. Shawnigan were quicker to the breakdown and more dominant in the tackles, showing better defensive organization than the T-Birds, said coach Ron Glass. Although a try by Gregor Grantham put Cowichan on the board, the Duncan team lacked commitment in the tackle and allowed Shawnigan to take a 17-5 lead into half-time.

In the second half, Cowichan suffered injury and fatigue, with several players forced to play out of position by game end. Two more converted tries in the second half brought Shawnigan a 31-5 victory. In the other game, Cowichan’s “Development” XV found itself down by two tries early on. After tightening up, it was rewarded by a try by Darren Parcells that brought the score to 10-5 at half-time. Despite controlling much of the play in the second half, Cowichan could not break the Shawnigan defence in an evenly contested match. — Ann Andersen

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Baker and McIntyre combine for three gold and two silver as Duncan Dynamics shine at B.C.


Hayley Baker, left, and Darby McIntyre put their considerable skills to work during the provincial gymnastics competition at North Vancouver. The Duncan Dynamics Gymnastics Club members combined for three gold and two silver medals. The hard work and dedication shown by Baker and McIntyre all season paid off, according to coach Olga Matagonova.

Baker won gold on the floor exercises and vault in the Provincial 4 Novice category. She finished fifth all-around. McIntyre claimed silver medals in the Provincial 3 Tyro 2000 category for the bars and all-around. She landed gold in the floor exercises with a score of 13.300 that was more than 0.6 ahead of her nearest competitor.

Alex MacDonald turned in an outstanding performance on the floor into a silver medal for the Provincial 3 Novice 1998 division. Arica Windsor, Sasha Barnes, Rebeca Bailey, Trystinna Bailey, Daria Varasteh, Chelsea Kaye, Taylor Akerman, Samantha Johnson and Delaney Martin were the others involved who gave the club nine top25 finishes overall.

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Fitness instructor Tanya Knight, left, and Janessa Tomich, lead a crowd of more than 2,000 participants, including students of Cowichan Secondary School (below) on their way to a world record Friday.

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owichanians have set a world record. At least 2,000 people worked out together in a giant ¿tness circuit at the Cowichan Sportsplex on Friday afternoon, effectively annihilating the previous U.S. record of 317 people. “History in the making — I love it,” said Morne Van Niekerk, who kept the massive crowd upbeat with encouragement on the microphone. “Let’s tell our friends in the States: ‘Your record is gone!’” Event co-ordinator Jessica Anderson didn’t have the ¿nal numbers by press time Tuesday, but said 2,000 people is a safe estimate. “I’m ecstatic,” she said. “How this community has come together is phenomenal.” Tons of school groups plus families and individuals spent Friday in the sun, doing jumping jacks, squats, push-ups and more. Meanwhile, videographers caught all


the action on ¿lm and will now send the tapes to the folks at Guinness to secure Cowichan’s place in the world-record annals. “I’m not really surprised,” North Cowichan Mayor — and event volunteer —

Jon Lefebure said of the turnout. “You have a bunch of things coming together. You have a fantastic facility in the Sportsplex — we love this facility, and it’s so heavily used. You’ve got the school kids, you’ve got the interest in

¿tness, and also, the kids love the idea of the Guinness World Record. So you put everything together on a beautiful Friday, and it’s just fantastic.” The weather certainly made a generous contribution to the event. “Last night it was pouring, and I told everybody, ‘It’s OK, it’s going to shine,’ and nobody believed me,” Anderson said. “But I was right.” Families, such as Finn Dahlstrom, 4, and dad Per, were soaking up the rays before warming-up for the 30-minute circuit. “We’re just trying to do our part to raise the numbers for today,” Per Dahlstrom said. “This track is the centrepiece of the town. We’re trying to get out and promote it and use it as much as possible. My oldest son, Olin, is in track-and-¿eld here, and I use it for ultimate Frisbee on Thursday nights. “And, it’s just the perfect day for this.” Teenagers Rachel Pigeon, Emily Lindsay and Nicole Lindsay agreed. “Our school wasn’t coming and we felt left out, so we decided to come and participate,” Pigeon said. “We wanted to get ¿t,” Nicole Lindsay added. “And help set the world record.”

hawnigan Lake School’s rugby sevens team beat all comers in the B.C. high school boys’ sevens tournament last weekend at St. George’s in Vancouver, securing the provincial title for the second consecutive year. The B.C. win came one week after the team handily won the island zone qualifying tournament at UVic. By the end of the 14team provincial tournament, the formidable Shawnigan team had racked up 110 points with a mere try and conversion scored against them. Shawnigan advanced smoothly through pool play with a duet of wins over island foes Oak Bay and St. Michael’s before subduing Vancouver’s Carson Graham 19-0. After a convincing win over Glenlyon Norfolk 24-0 in the semi-¿nal, the Shawnigan boys established themselves as B.C. champs with the trouncing of Vancouver’s St. George’s 30-7 in the ¿nal. “In the earlier games, we did what we had to do to win,” coach Tim Murdy told the News Leader Pictorial. The Shawnigan team focused on execution and saved the best until last, he said. Murdy said outstanding leadership from captain Haydn Evans and Oliver Nott’s outstanding play in both defence and attack contributed to the win. The ¿rst-place ¿nish chalks up Shawnigan’s fourth championship in the 20-year tournament.


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