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Samantha Chouinard, 11, helps secure bike rims with twist ties to create a large metal dome, a project by U-Fix-It Bike Shop, during Downtown Earth Day celebration on Saturday April 21 at Charles Hoey Park. Andrew Leong

Shawnigan girl step closer to needed surgery Krista Siefken

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ike many little girls, Emily Ben can’t wait to grow up. But this particular little girl requires a special apparatus to help her. Emily was just six months old when she contracted bacterial meningitis, which damaged her knees and the growth plates in her legs.

Additional operating funding? Eightyear-old Emily Ben waiting on procedure to help her leg grow Now, they don’t grow at the same rate. So every time Emily’s left leg is outgrown ¿ve centimeters by her right, she has to have what’s called an Ilizarov apparatus surgically attached to the limb. “The procedure lengthens the leg so it can catch up,” Emily’s dad, Ben Ben, explained. “It’s almost like a metal cage, with metal rods attached to it that go into the bone, and screws that you have to turn four times a day.” Aided by the Ilizarov apparatus, Emily’s leg can grow up to one millimetre a day. She’s already had the device attached to her leg for a four-month span previously. But now, her legs are 6.5 centimetres out — which is why her parents were dismayed when they learned their daughter would have to wait

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Individual charged with luring a minor online

Information about an individual charged with communicating via computer to lure a child under 18, sexual interference of a person under 16, and sexual assault, is not being released by the police at this time. The accused appeared at the Duncan Law Courts on Wednesday in relation to the charges, which allegedly occurred in Ladysmith. However, the News Leader Pictorial has been unable to ascertain any additional information, including the

person’s gender, age, or whether he or she remains in custody. Calls to the Crown were not returned by press time Thursday, while RCMP have said they will not release any information about the case due to a publication ban. That ban, under section 486.4 of the Criminal Code of Canada, restricts publication of information that could identify a complainant or witness in a sexual offence accusation.

Wednesday’s court appearance was for what’s called an judicial interim release, which means an appearance by an accused who is in custody on the matter before the court, and is used until bail has been granted or denied or the accused has chosen to remain in custody by consent. The accused had been in custody prior to Wednesday’s court appearance, but it is unknown whether he or she remains in custody, or has been granted bail.

Tax-shift debate reaches ultimate showdown North Cowichan: residents attempt final pitch in bid to prevent $275 increase

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orth Cowichanians can still have a ¿nal say about a planned $275 tax shift slated for approval Wednesday. That’s when Chemainiac John Sherry urges homeowners facing the 2012 budget’s controversial levy — that narrowly earned council’s third reading April 18 — to meet at the municipal hall at 2:30 p.m. “I’m trying to tackle it from a few fronts. I don’t have a heck of a lot of time but I started a Facebook group to generate a bit of awareness,” Sherry said of the Fight the North Cowichan Tax INcrease Group. Mayor Jon Lefebure stressed last week’s $275 tax-shift decision for this year wasn’t unanimous, with a 4-3 vote. “Some councillors may wish to return to the two-year tax shift (after May 2 ¿nal-reading debate), but I can’t anticipate what they’ll say.” Sherry’s main beef with the residential tax boost, due in July, is it hits some folks unable to afford it as council acts to ease industrial levies on ¿rms such as Crofton’s foundering pulp mill. “It felt like a slight on democracy,” he said of council’s decision to raise taxes by $275 this year, not spread the levy over the next two years at $137.50. “Many people are on the borderline of choosing between food and heat. “To drop a tax shift on them in one year will cause a lot of hardship,” the concrete business agent said. “For those paying rent, their (landlords) will see a tax increase that’ll trickle down to renters. “Also, with the current lack of

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Chemainiac John Sherry has a Facebook page to gain support in Äghting North Cowichan’s 2012 homeowner tax hike set for approval May 2. good-paying jobs, it’s not a good time for a massive tax increase.” Sherry suggested moving a smaller tax load from Catalyst’s Crofton mill to homeowners. “An easier frog to swallow would be in the $100 range per year over two years, then look at where we need to go. “Council’s jumping the gun, and basing its tax policy on a huge ‘What if?’” Wrong, explained Lefebure. He knows May 2 is also when Catalyst’s creditors and shareholders vote on a complex restructuring plan, but denied ballot results will change council’s budget plans now. “Its May 2 meeting can’t change

the fact we’re in a very risky position relying on Catalyst for a quarter of our taxes,” Lefebure said of about $5.4 million Catalyst pays North Cowichan annually. “The same reason we have for making a (homeowner) tax shift will remain on May 2 — we want a more competitive business-tax rate, and for industry to look at (investment) us, and not see us a harsh (tax) environment.” “But,” noted Sherry, “if that bit of tax-shift money’s not enough to help Catalyst, failure would be imminent anyway.” Still, Lefebure said the $275 hop now puts council on ¿rm ¿nancial footing to look at tax hikes of 3% or less in the future.

“This is the heavy lifting.” “For an average house in North Cowichan, which is assessed at $335,000, its about a $400 increase, representing a 13% increase,” he explained. “The 13% applies to all homes in North Cowichan. “People have been led to believe they’re facing a 32% increase on the entire amount at the bottom of their tax notice. “Only the (North Cowichan) general municipal portion is going up 32%.” That includes the $275, plus a 3.85% general-tax increase for North Cowichan. “The bottom line is residents will face a 13% increase on their tax notice.”

series of break-ins at Duncan homes this month appears to have a common denominator, police say. North Cowichan/Duncan RCMP Cpl. Kevin Day reports a rash of break-and-enters between Limerick Road, Chester¿eld Avenue and Club Road. “For example, some of occurred on the streets of Hillwood Road, Gibbins Road, Baker Road, Kimberly Drive and Limerick Road,” he said. “The break-ins appear to be occurring during the morning hours when residents have left for the day, or in some cases residents have been asleep in their beds.” The culprit, Day added, appears to be entering the residences through unlocked windows and doors, and taking smaller items such as jewelry and electronic equipKevin Day: ment such as laptops. The warning is coupled with warning reports of a suspicious male who has been approaching residents to solicit business as a roofer or gutter-cleaner. “The male has been reported to have been seen looking at the roofs of homes,” Day said. He’s described as a Caucasian male, 5’8” or 5’9”, with short brown hair. “The bulk of the recent break-and-enters have occurred during the early morning hours of April 21 and April 22,” Day said. But, he added, the break-ins have ceased since the arrest of a man on unrelated charges. Police believe this man may be connected to the breakand-enters. “Police would like to remind residents of the importance of locking their windows and doors,” Day said. “If gone for an extended period of time, have neighbours or friends check your home from time to time and try not to leave indicators that you may not be home. Another option is to look at the installation of an alarm system. If not already part of a Block Watch Community, contact the RCMP to inquire about becoming one.” Anyone with information about these break-ins is asked to contact the North Cowichan/Duncan RCMP at 250-748-5522, or call Crimestoppers anonymously at 1-800-222-8477.

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orkSafeBC has ordered inspections of all B.C. sawmills, including Cowichan’s, in the wake of Monday’s catastrophic explosion at Prince George’s Lakeland Mills sawmill. But with Labour Minister Margaret MacDiarmid pointing the ¿nger at sawdust as a factor, Cowichan Valley MLA Bill Routley suspects Cowichan-area mills are largely immune to the issue. “I think it’s a totally different circumstance here on the coast of B.C.,” Routley said.

He pointed out sawmills in the Interior are processing a very different type of material. “With the dead and dying pine (from pine beetle infestation) that’s already cracked and drying, that tells me there was an inordinate amount of dust.” Routley serves as an NDP forestry critic and began his career in public service as safety chairman while working at the Youbou Sawmill. “When I was on the safety committee at Youbou we did monthly inspections where we looked for things like dust in the rafters,” he said. “It’s not just about cleaning where people work and where production happens. You have to take care of dust accumulation.

“Safety is de¿nitely job one, and it’s something that all companies should be urged to be on top of.” Bill Routley: Western totally different Forest Products’ spokeswoman Makenzie Leine agreed. “Our team is reviewing risks to our facilities all the time, and ¿re is one of those risks,” she said. “We develop and continually improve plans for mitigation of risks and, of course, evacuation plans.”

Leine said WFP, which has sawmills in Cowichan Bay and Chemainus, hasn’t been advised as to when its mills will be inspected, but she said the company is always prepared. “After the Burns Lake ¿re we did an extensive review of ¿re risks at our own facilities, and implemented a multi-point plan to ensure we were mitigating risks in our facilities for ¿re, and developed an inspection and audit program ... all with a speci¿c focus on ¿re,” she said. “We’re always open to working with agencies on these issues and whatever we can do to improve safety at the workplace. We’re open to co-operation.” — with ¿les from Tom Fletcher

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New organization aims to open doors for affordable housing in Cowichan Homelessness prevention: Group’s mandate to create affordable local housing Krista Siefken

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owichan is preparing to tackle affordable housing in earnest with the creation of a Cowichan Housing Association. Linden Collette at Social Planning Cowichan says once it’s established, the organization will be responsible for offering programs and, more importantly, creating housing projects. “Social Planning Cowichan doesn’t do development — we do research and planning — but we agreed that we’d nurture this housing association over the next couple of years to get it running,” Collette explained. The association would then be responsible for creating and maintaining affordable housing developments in the community, but would also offer programs such as Ready to Rent.

“This is a six-week class that teaches ¿rst-time renters, or those who have been bad renters in the past and therefore don’t have any references, how to be a good tenant,” Collette explained. “At the end of the six weeks, they get a certi¿cate, and in Victoria, B.C. Housing and some private landlords are now accepting that instead of references.” Collette hopes to get that piece going quickly, although it will take up to two years to fully establish a working housing association. Adding momentum, though, is the recent infusion of cash from the Cowichan Valley Regional District. CVRD directors have approved providing $37,800 in 2012 and in 2013 toward establishing the Cowichan Housing Association, with any leftover funds going to a housing trust fund. “We got the idea of the trust fund from talking

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Can’t afford to live in one of these places? The new Cowichan Housing Association is being formed to Änd and create a place you can. to folks in the Capital Regional District, because that’s what they did to develop affordable housing,” Collette said. And those funds can also be used to leverage more cash from government. “We don’t want to spend two years creating an association while not doing anything for people — people need this now,” Collette added. “So we’re also moving forward with a steering committee, and policy, and looking at short-term things we can do in the interim before we can start building housing.” That includes working

with landlords, educating tenants, and looking at building projects that are on the horizon to see if there are ways to partner on affordable housing options. “As much as people want to move forward quickly, and I certainly want to move forward quickly, we need to move forward in a really good way,” Collette said. She encourages any Cowichanians interested in assisting in forming the association to contact Social Planning Cowichan at 250-746-1004 ext. 250 or info@socialplanningcowichan.org.

CVRD pledges Kinsol Trestle vandals will be caught Krista Siefken

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f you’ve recently vandalized the historic Kinsol Trestle in order to ride a motorized vehicle across it, Brian Duncan has a message for you. “We will catch you,” promised the Cowichan Valley Regional District’s enforcement manager. “There’s surveillance and also word-of-mouth. I’m hoping that someone brags to the wrong person, and that person in turn contacts us or the RCMP.” This follows the recent destruction of the trestle’s bollards (short posts blocking access), which were

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removed after louts ground off the padlocks. “The bollards were never found but with their removal ATVs could use the trestle,” Brian Duncan said. The CVRD has released surveillance photos of other ATVers who took advantage of the ungated trestle but aren’t necessarily responsible for damaging the historic site restored with $7.2 million. And temporary bollards are already in place to prevent further motorized access. Still, Duncan warns anyone thinking of getting across the trestle on a motorized device in the future to think again. “We don’t allow motorized

vehicles anywhere on the Cowichan Valley Trail,” Duncan said. “When caught, we’ll come down pretty hard on them. It’s an automatic ¿ne — no warnings.” The $100 ¿ne will be issued on the spot, and if obnoxious behaviour persists, Duncan said the RCMP will become involved. “We have the ATV Club in the Cowichan Valley and they are considered very responsible riders, but then there are those who are not responsible riders,” he added. “We’re annoyed that somebody would go ahead and do that, and open the trestle for ATVs to go across.” Duncan didn’t have an estimate for the cost of the damage.

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$2.29 per $100,000 of assessment property value this year. The money will pay the costs of clearing sand, rocks, vegetation and debris from the creek at the lake’s north end. Both the Shawnigan Lake Residents Association and Shawnigan director Bruce Fraser support the initiative. Opposed is the Shawnigan Lake Watershed Watch Association whose members say the threat of contamination applies only to a few properties around the lake, not the majority. “We also ¿nd the argument that this will prevent contamination from lakeside septic ¿elds unconvincing,” wrote the SLWW’s Mary Desmond. “Septic leakage occurs all year round and much comes from non-lakefront properties.” The stated cost could continue year after year, adding more to increasing

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The CVRD is considering clearing debris from the mouth of Shawnigan Creek in order to increase water Åow and mitigate Åooding. local taxes, she said. Shawnigan Beach Estates and Shawnigan Village both draw their water from the lake. As well, as more and more lakeside summer homes are converted to permanent residences, aging septic facilities are an issue if there’s winter Àooding, Fraser explained. “Not doing (the clean-up) this year could bring a cascade of problems,” Fraser told the News Leader Pictorial. “It’s a legitimate concern. Most likely, it won’t be every year so the cost is minimal.” Residents can register

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Cowichan chief asks the media to stay away from reserve without permission Krista Siefken

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ith the inĂ€ux of media in the Cowichan Valley following the Âżrst-degree murder arrest of William Elliott, Cowichan Tribes Chief Harvey Alphonse has asked media not access Cowichan reserve lands without permission. The unusual request advises reporters to seek permission before accessing band lands or administrative buildings such as the band ofÂżce, schools or health centre. “Otherwise media are not permitted on the Cowichan Tribes reserve at this time,â€? the request states.

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wo bicycles were stolen during an April 11 burglary at Cowichan Cycle, police say. The 6 a.m. break-andenter at 136 Trans-Canada Highway saw crooks steal a black, eight-speed Devinci ‘Ollie’. A red-and-white, nine-speed, Scott

‘Voltage’ FR20 was also taken, the RCMP said. Both bikes had 26-inch frames. Meanwhile, several bottles of Smirnoff Ice were stolen from Lows Garden Restaurant during a breakand-enter at the James Street eatery. North Cowichan/Duncan RCMP responded to the break-in at 4:20

a.m. April 17. “Police are investigating this breakin and are requesting the assistance of the general public in solving this crime,� said Cpl. Kevin Day. Anyone with information is asked to contact the North Cowichan/ Duncan RCMP at 250-748-5522 or Crimestoppers at 1-800-222-8477.

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o the good ship School District 79 Board of Education continues to sail merrily toward the iceberg, con¿dent the bulwarks of righteous ideology have made it unsinkable. Maybe if the band plays Restoration at just the right pitch and tempo, the premier’s glacial resolve will melt, the dollars will Àow and each student in the valley will get exactly the type of attention he or she needs to be all they can be while teachers, administrators and support staff celebrate their raises. And maybe Stephen Harper is sitting down right now for a cozy turkey dinner with school district chairwoman Eden Haythornthwaite while discussing their Board crusade mutual love of Eminem. The school district has been plotting a will throw the course for disaster since being elected in November. district into On Wednesday, its goals and the disarray government’s will of¿cially collide, and the sinking will begin. Trustees will introduce a budget where expenses are expected to exceed revenue by between $800,000 and $2.4 million. Most of us would call that a de¿cit budget. But to our trustees, it is a “restoration budget,” one that ¿nally restores funding levels to the bare minimum after years of neglect. And it will change minds! Never mind that this budget will be rejected. Never mind that Cowichan’s biggest employer will be handcuffed in its operations by the resulting lack of clarity. Never mind that the duties trustees were elected to perform will be neglected or lost in the shufÀe. Never mind that the trustees have no hope of winning. Never mind what happens to the kids in the process. This is a battle that is properly fought in a provincial election. It is a battle that can be won in a provincial election. But for ¿ve trustees this is war at all costs and damn the collateral damage. The trustees will have clear consciences. They will be able to say “oh well, at least we tried, at least we stood up to those dirty ----’s.” And for the majority of the board, that is what really matters.

We say:

Seeing both sides of: media unwelcome on Tribes land The case against

The case for The legal status of reserve land ownership may be somewhat foggy, but one description could be it is private property owned by the collective. And as the elected representative of that collective, Harvey Alphonse is well within his rights to decide who does and doesn’t get on the property. If some media is making a nuisance of itself, what’s wrong with asking all media to ask permission first?

Media presence on the reserve increased after RCMP announced the arrest of William Elliott for murder.

Can you imagine the reaction if Phil Kent told all North Cowichan-based pizza deliverers they were banned from Duncan homes? Or if Cowichan Tribes members were forced to wait in their flooded bathrooms while the plumber worked his way around the bureaucracy forbidding him from crossing the border? Tribes should not be dictating to residents who comes to call, or discriminating access based on your job.

Shawnigan village charm needs to expand its reach Jay Siska

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f there’s one thing in the south end that’s not living up to its potential, it’s Shawnigan village. Please don’t get me wrong, I love the village. Full disclosure: I live there. But right now, it’s part way between vibrant and Àourishing and vacant-storefront stinkof-death. While several businesses have done their best to make their properties look as good as they can, it’s all the other conditions that are holding the village back. Both Amuse Bistro and the credit union have moved out, leaving voids — which have yet to be ¿lled — on top of the numerous vacant units sandwiching Subway. Ditto the side storefront in Aitken & Fraser and the still-for-sale former church. Area Director Bruce Fraser has recently initiated the Village Development Council, to bring together multiple stakeholder groups and local

residents with the goal of taking the village from where it is now to where it needs to be. They have their work cut out for them. The two major buildings that are front-andcentre in the village are empty save for one tenant. While there’s nothing wrong with the shape and form of the buildings, not only are the units too large given the local business environment, they likely command a lease that’s way out of reach for any small business looking to set up a bricks-and-mortar storefront. If there was a call for this type of unit, they would have been ¿lled long ago. Clearly, there is not. And that’s just the real estate situation. We have a single, one-block sidewalk which is overheight, and an afterthought. People litter. Dogs are walked, and the results are left behind. Sandwich boards, pointers, and other signs visually clutter the corners, and there’s a porta-john against the fence at back of the school yard next to the museum. Am I suggesting the village needs to be ¿nely

manicured in order to succeed? No. Neither am I suggesting we go Langford style — because that crap is, well... crap. What the village needs is a throwback to days past — small stores with residences above or beside. The neighbourhood-scale retail store worked so well many decades ago — and it’s working in the village right now — but that concept needs to be expanded beyond just grabbing milk, eggs, and bread. In line with that thinking, the Shawnigan Lake Business Association has launched an effort to turn the former credit union location into a combination visitor info spot and micro-storefront centre for local businesses. It’s a great stopgap measure to ¿ll a vacancy, and could bring some previously home-based businesses into a centralized location for better visibility and exposure. Fraser notes lack of a suitable community gathering place and the village’s isolation from the lakeshore as two de¿ciencies he’d like to resolve.

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Early inquiries and meetings are underway with the goal of putting ideas and dreams to paper — the eventual result being a draft master plan which could be brought forward to the community for further input and comment. An entity like Shawnigan village is a complex symbiotic relationship between a multitude of parts and factors. There’s a good reason the village has been used as a location for movies — it has a lot of charm. When the cameras were rolling, they were ¿lming the good stuff and the not-so-good stuff was behind them. If we make a concerted effort to better those individual parts and factors one by one, eventually that charm will be village-wide.

Jay Siska writes monthly in the News Leader Pictorial. Reach him at jaysiska@hotmail.com.


Friday, April 27, 2012

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How do you feel about B.C.’s teachers pulling extracurricular activities? “I support the teachers because I see the long-term impact of the government pulling out of its fiscal responsibility to create an educated province.”

Ann Ursulom, Lake Cowichan

“I’m not happy; extracurricular activities are essential for students, but I can’t support the overall slicing up of the economic pie where education just doesn’t get enough financial support.”

Rick Allen, North Cowichan

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Dear editor Duncan city councillors would have us believe they are doing us a big favour by only raising our taxes by 3.5 per cent because they say that is the rate of inÀation. What planet do these people come from? The federal government has announced it is keeping interest rates at an all-time low because the inÀation rate is less than two percent, so how can our council tell us differently? Do they think us small-town bumpkins don’t know what is going on in the outside world? Barry Dixon

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here is an overwhelming sense from the Cowichan Valley community in regards to a lack of respect for our Duncan educators and a lack of respect for our classroom conditions. Ultimately, this disrespect results in a demoralizing lack of respect May’s message what local students for our children. needed to hear As a parent, I want the best possible public Dear editor education for my child. I truly believe in a fully It was with great pleasure that I listened to funded public education system. Public education Elizabeth May speak at Dwight International should provide fairness and equality of access for School. I have rarely seen so many students all children. Public education should provide a level listen to a speaker so attentively. Our future is playing ¿eld and give educational opportunities to in our students’ hands, and it was heartening nurture the individuality of all to see them caring so much about our environour children’s education. ment. We owe them a better planet. It is time A quality, public education Andrew Leong to take Stephen Harper out of of¿ce and put Kalliana King shares her Governor General’s Caring Canadian Award with her friend Taylor Uhlman during a celebra- system promotes and teaches someone more responsible in his place. We tion gathering for her at the Cowichan Bay Äre hall on Saturday, April 21. King was one of 28 Canadians to receive our children to grow into adults owe that to our children. the award from Gov. Gen. David Johnson on April 17 in Ottawa. King’s honour was the subject of much praise from that are con¿dent in their own Valerie Russell abilities. readers at cowichannewsleader.com. Duncan In 2002, Christy Clark Health Canada regulations for bottled water of three plus two part-time contractors. The stripped crucial working and Deb Foster: must be as strong and protective of public ED Cowichan manager (Geoff Millar) reports No one should feel guilty about health as provincial regulations for tap water. directly to the general manager of CVRD plan- classroom learning conditions willing to fight However, News Leader Pictorial readers need ning and development. In addition to ED Cow- out of teachers’ collective using bottled water not take my word for it, nor Hunter’s or Slade’s ichan, Mr. Millar manages Tourism Cowichan agreements. No longer were Dear editor our children’s learning conditions in the classroom and Film Cowichan. The mandates of these A recent piece quotes Rodger Hunter and Da- for that matter. When it comes to the quality, safety or regulation of bottled water, they three programs are to disseminate information protected. The legislation took out clauses related to: vid Slade of Cowichan Watershed Board, both limits on class size; class composition; guarantees of can get the facts by simply visiting the Health about the region and to encourage regional of whom make numerous statements about service from teacher-librarians, counsellors, learning Canada website (www.hc-sc.gc.ca). investment, employment, and visitation. bottled water that require correction. assistance, and other specialist teachers; supports for Contrary to what was written, Canadians are The ED Commission, on the other hand, Contrary to their statements, the recovery special needs students; length of the school day; and no more “guilty of drinking bottled water” than is an 11-member public advisory body that rate for plastic beverage containers averaged hours of instruction in a school year. they are of consuming any other bottled bever- researches, debates, and makes policy recomalmost 80 per cent in B.C. last year, according We teach our children to stand up to a bully. Yet age. They should feel con¿dent that every time mendations to the CVRD board. ED Cowichan to industry steward Encorp Paci¿c. The beverChristy Clark and George Abbott are continuing to they consume bottled water they are doing the provides staff support to the ED Commission. age industry is working with governments and bully respected members of our society, our teachright thing from a health and wellness perspec- The most recent ED Commission originated consumers across Canada to improve these ers. In the spring of 2011, the B.C. Supreme Court tive as well as an environmental standpoint — policy piece that has been adopted by the recycling rates through new and innovative agreed the Liberal government’s decision to strip because they are. CVRD board is the Sustainable Economic recycling practices like public spaces recycling. class size and composition out of teachers’ collective Development Strategy of 2011. John B. Challinor II Plastic beverage containers, including bottled agreements was unconstitutional. Director of Corporate Affairs, Nestlé Waters Canada. We are now working on developing other water, account for less than one-¿fth of one The court determined school districts would be policy that includes, as Mayor Phil Kent inper cent of the waste stream. If the bottled compensated; $165 million divided among the 60 dicates in the article, program evaluation water industry ceased operations tomorrow, The EDC and the EDC are different school districts is what Bill 22 provides — far short measures for ED Cowichan. The commission there would be no appreciable reduction in the of the $275 million we have lost each year for a is interested in the number of new or retained things with different mandates amount of refuse going to land¿ll. decade. In the past three years School District 79 businesses in the Cowichan Valley (bang for DDear editor has cut $8.2 million from our children’s education By asking: “Is Cowichan’s Economic Devel- the bucks), as are the critics from the general because of an inadequate funding formula. oopment Commission good bang for taxpayers’ public, but we are even more interested in the Bill 22 has a provision that provides extra money kind of businesses and industries that are combbucks?” you perpetuate a confusion about the for teachers who accept over-sized classes. Paying ing here: Are they compatible with the kind sstructure of our regional government and siteachers more money to work in overcrowded class“Do you feel safer now that an arrest has been made in m multaneously undervalues citizen contributions of prosperity we wish to have Àourish in our rooms does not provide a better learning experience the Jones/Stone murders?” community? bbeing made to the public good. for our children. Bill 22 is a betrayal to our children You answered: (61 votes) Understanding, reporting accurately, and The acronym “EDC” as it is used within the because it further harms the learning conditions our delving deeper into the policy considerations of ccontext of the CVRD has two very different 50 per cent NO students deserve. the ED Commission would be appreciated at ffunctional meanings: 1) Economic DevelopThe provincial government announced it was least by this commissioner. m ment Cowichan and 2) the Economic DevelTo vote on the next Question of the Week, log onto the spending $8 million for much-needed improveMichael E. Kelly, commissioner oopment Commission. ED Cowichan is a line web poll at www.cowichannewsleader.com ments to the safety of the Malahat highway. The pprogram of the CVRD government with a staff CVRD Economic Development Commission province is providing $75,000 to help the City of Duncan make local arts and culture an important part of its centennial anniversary celebrations. These new expenditures are evidence that the province does have more money. Our children deserve a fully funded, quality public Here are some tips: Keep it short — 300 words or less; Keep it local — letters raised in We want to hear your opinion on just about any matter of local interest. education system where our education partners are response to issues raised in our pages get top priority; Keep it clean — attack the issue, Here’s how to send it to us: able to work respectfully, and collaboratively to not the individual. • Email your thoughts to editor@cowichannewsleader.com attain a student’s full potential. 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1966: college

Bob Lewis was elected president of Duncan Kinsmen. Other officers included Tom Stanko, vice-president; Bob Young, secretary; Brian Sole, treasurer; Bill Taylor, registrar; and Don Linsay, Bulletin editor.

Rudy Wince and Al Lamont asked North Cowichan council to purchase two lots in the George, Falaise and Mary streets area as a public playground. The 70 to 75 children living there were forced to roam the streets, they said.

Speakers at a Duncan meeting were hopeful government would act on the recommendations of the Marsh Report, whose $18,000 cost was paid for by nine island school boards, to establish a regional college north of the Malahat.

Land bought to build new municipal hall Dateline 1966: Existing hall called inadequate Ann Andersen

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ast fall’s hullabaloo around the obvious need for a larger municipal hall and the recent call for tenders sent me scurrying to the Cowichan Leader archives. In April 1966 Reeve Don Morton announced council would buy 13 acres next to the municipal workshops three miles north of Duncan. The land would cost $26,000 and a new municipal hall $240,000, both well within what council had set aside for the purchase, land development and construction. Councillor Elaine Dobbyn said the present municipal hall was totally inadequate, and the construction of a new one should not be delayed. “The time has come when the council has to show courage, that’s what we were elected for,” she said. Councillors George Whittaker and Dennis Hogan were less enthusiastic. Said Whittaker: “I’ve no objection to us buying the land, but I don’t think we have studied this enough. I think we’re being a bit hasty in committing ourselves to building a municipal hall there.” There’s no commitment to build the new hall there, but the intention exists, Morton said. He later estimated the hall would be built that year. In the end, all councillors except Whittaker voted to buy the land.

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hen a group of local sea cadets travelled to Longueuil, Quebec to visit a group of grenadier guard cadets, they knew they were in for a good time and a great learning experience. What they didn’t expect were the bonds forged almost immediately during the four-day trip. “Even though we live so far apart, there are so many similarities and so many personalities that

bring out the best in you,” said Alix Hotel, 15. Alix and twin sister Deryn joined 28 other Admiral Mainguy Royal Canadian Sea Cadet Corps on their cross-country adventure earlier this year to meet the cadet corps of the Canadian Grenadier Guards. The Grenadiers are best-known publicly for their ceremonial presence on Ottawa’s Parliament Hill. The cadets were accompanied by two of¿cers. One, Geordie Haslam, a lieutenant in the naval reserve, was enthusiastic about the group’s demeanour throughout. “They were as good as gold,” he said. The aim of the trip was to get to know what other cadets do across Canada, said Deryn. “They’re army, we’re naval, so there are differences and similari-

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Local cadets pose with the two army ofÄcers in the Bio-Sphere auditorium. ties.” The two Frances Kelsey Grade 9 girls said similarities included the same parade night, summer camps and learning survival and orienteering skills. And they shared similar personalities. “Drill was the same, too,” added cadet Quinn Wood, 14. One big difference was the language.

“They were so welcoming. Friendships that I made really inspired me to learn French,” said Wood. Added Deryn: “Even though we live in the same country, the culture is very different.” The cadets say they look forward to hosting their new-found friends, and perhaps going back some day. Among activities enjoyed by the group was a visit to a sugar shack to make maple syrup. “Theirs is much better than ours,” said Wood. The 55-cadet Admiral Mainguy corps and its four of¿cers meets in barracks at Maple Bay on Beaumont Ave. Anyone interested in joining can call 748-5670 or go to the barracks on Tuesday evenings. Parade is at 7 p.m.

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he bad news is Crystal Shawanda’s show at the Cowichan Theatre has been cancelled. The good news is that she has nothing but nice things to say about the Cowichan Valley, where she says folks live up to their Warm Land reputation. “Everybody was so warm and welcoming,” the country songstress said of her 2010 SUNFest experience. “I had so much fun — it was a blast.” Shawanda spoke to the News Leader Pictorial on Monday, three days before announcing Friday’s

show had been cancelled. “It’s going to be a little bit of everything — some of the hits, and de¿nitely some new music from the new album, because I’m so excited to ¿nally be getting it out there,” she said at the time. “I’ll also mix it up with some cover songs, the ones that made me want to be a singer to begin with.” Shawanda, known for tunes such as You Can Let Go and Dawn of a New Day, has been singing since her childhood. She recorded her ¿rst album — ¿lled entirely with self-penned songs — in Nashville at just 13 years old. And while country is her area of musical expertise, Shawanda is impossible to pigeonhole.

Born on the Wikwemikong Native Reservation of Ontario’s Manitoulin Island, Shawanda pulls from her First Nations roots. In fact, Cowichan’s Little Raven dancers were invited to open for Shawanda at SUNFest, and were invited back for Friday’s show. “I’m excited to see them again,” Shawanda had said. “They were so wonderful. Just beautiful. And what a great start — they gave me such great energy.” That feeling is mutual. “She was very friendly and the kids loved her,” said Joe Thorne, leader of the Little Ravens. “She was very warm, and very giving, and took time backstage after the show to talk and talk and talk with the kids.” Shawanda says her cultural roots

are vital. “I feel like I represent (my culture), and consider it an honour. I always try to respect that, all the time,” she said. “I think it’s important to hold on to our roots, and also to embrace other things as well. To step outside of the circle and pursue our personal happiness, wherever it may take us.” “I think she’s doing justice to her people,” Thorne said. “She’s a gift to the country music organization.” Shawanda’s latest album, Just Like You, was just released Tuesday and includes the new single Closer. “I just hope everybody gives the new music a chance,” she said. For refund information, call the Cowichan Theatre box of¿ce at 250748-7529.

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Concenti Singers get Bright and Beautiful on Sunday in Duncan United Church. The valley troupe led by composer Sheila Hilton Johnson (left) toasts springs arrival during songs by the adult singers, plus Johnson’s acclaimed Cowichan Valley Youth Junior Choir and Chorale. Her roster includes tunes bridging

Beethoven to The Beatles. The Concenti Singers’ Bright and Beautiful is set for April 29 , 2 p.m. at the Duncan United Church on Ingram Street Tickets are $15, seniors and students $12, children free. Visit Volume One Bookstore, Top of the Ridge Hair Design, or call 250748-4075.

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ong time Chemainus Theatre actor Anita Wittenberg is returning to the stage she graced for 11 years. She’ll play cheerful and sensible Belinda Blair in a Chemainus Theatre Festival presentation of Noises Off, a farce written by English playwright Michael Frayn. The veteran actor’s last role before leaving for Kamloops with husband Jeremy Tow was in Mr. Pym Passes By in spring 2009. After three years away, it’s wonderful to be back, she says. Is her return bittersweet? “It’s more sweet than bitter. It’s an opportunity to say thank you and to hug a very supportive community,” she muses. Her husband and former Chemainus Theatre director Tow died in 2010. “There are warm, wonderful connections here.” Noises Off takes its name from the theatrical stage direction indicating sounds that are meant to originate offstage. And it’s a ¿tting title for the non-stop, boisterous script that follows a haphazard North American acting company’s courageous, yet doomed, scramble to make their British sex comedy Nothing On a Broadway hit. Inevitably, things do not go well on the journey through dress rehearsal to

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Anita Wittenberg, right, returns to the Chemainus Theatre stage for the Ärst time in three years to join the comedic chaos that is the acclaimed farce Noises Off. closing night, and it’s chaos backstage. Everything that can go wrong does, and no slapstick nuance is left untapped as actors and crew trip over a tangle of love lines, missed cues and lost hope. Will the troupe succeed, or will they simply kill each other before closing night? Who can say — between the mangled lines, fast-Àying sardines and slamming doors? Written in 1982, Noises Off has been praised as “the funniest farce ever written” by The New York Post. Produced in association with Eastern Canada Theatre in Kamloops, the play ran there for 10 days in March. This is Wittenberg’s 13th show at the theatre. She says her role — that of a gossipy reliable actress trying to keep the production on track — is hard work but fun.

The play lasts just more “She’s an old pro who wants everything to keep “It’s an opportu- than two hours including the intermission. going. It’s very fun,” she nity to say thank “I guarantee that for says. Says artistic and show you and to hug a one hour and 50 minutes you’ll be laughing nondirector Daryl Cloran: “It’s very supportive stop,” Smith said. a play that could easily go too far into absurdity if community.” careful attention isn’t given Your ticket to the pace and motivations What: Chemainus Thebehind each characters’ atre Festival presentation antics.” of Noises Off “I think our actors deWhere: Chemainus liver.” Theatre, Chemainus It will be actor Kirk Smith’s ¿rst When: April 27 to June 2. appearance in Chemainus. He plays frenTickets: online at www.chemainusthezied comedian Garry Lejeune. atre.ca, by phone 1-800-565-7738, or “I play it desperately,” laughs the in person at the Chemainus Theatre 30-year-old Kamloops-born actor. “It Festival box of¿ce. Noises Off contains takes a lot of energy and sweat. It’s a strong language and is suggested for great workout.” theatre goers age 13 and older.

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Your Cowichan Valley events calendar Friday

Duncan. Admission by donation. For more call 250-746-1633.

BeneĂ&#x201E;t 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 MillBay Rd. Tickets $7 at the door, $5 students, free for under 10

Garage Sale: a Frances Kelsey School Grad fundraiser. Contact: Sonja Nagel at sonagel@ shaw.ca or phone 250-7433093 or 250-715-7568.

Mark Crissinger: His one-man show combines acoustic and electric guitars with harmonica solos and soulful vocals. He performs music from his original CDs, plus plenty of folk-rock, blues and pub favorites, 6:30 to 9:30 p.m., Noodles of the World, 161 Station St, Duncan. No cover, call 250-597-0313

Saturday Cowichan Valley Fine Arts Show: the Cowichan Catch â&#x20AC;&#x201D; a lively auction, 6:30 to 9 p.m., Quwutsun Cultural and Conference Centre, 200 Cowichan Way,

St Annâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Garden Club Plant Sale: farm-grown and community donated plants and gardenrelated 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 Black Tie Awards Gala: The Duncan Cowichan Chamber of Commerce salutes the valleyâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s best in business and community service, Mellor Hall, Cowichan Exhibition Park. Tickets $75. Call 250-748-1111. Spring Plant Sale: Plants, gardening items, baking and more. MufďŹ ns and refreshments available, 10 a.m. to noon, St. Michael and All Angels Anglican Church, Chemainus.

Mad Hatter Tea Party: Donâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t be late for this very important date, presented by the Cowichan Bay Maritime Centre. Wear your ďŹ nest hat and have team with the Hatter himself between 1 and 4 p.m. Games and fun. Tickets $30. Call 250-746-4955. Live At the Metâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Massenetâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Manon: Anna Netrebkoâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s dazzling portrayal of the tragic heroine in Laurent Pellyâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s new production, Cowichan Theatre, 9 a.m., tickets $26/adults, $22/ students, $24/seniors, $15.50/ children, $5/eyeGO. Call 250748-7529.

featuring a car wash and hot dog sale. Call 250-743-3876. Second Annual Quamichan Lake Fishing Derby: Bring your family and try and catch some of the many trout released by the Freshwater Fisheries Society, at Art Mann Park from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Registration $10. Event

features a Rotary barbecue, prizes, kids activaties, kayak tours and a Learn to Fish program. Call 250-746-0227. Hummer: with special guest Hope King, 9 p.m. to 1 a.m. Cobblestone Pub, 3566 Holland Ave. For more, call 250-748-5628

Sunday Elizabeth Shepherd: a new

Amelie McLean fundraiser: a

beer and burger night to beneďŹ t a QMS Grade 2 student suffering from leukemia, at the Bay Pub, Cowichan Bay. Tickets are $20 and can be purchased from reception at QMS.

CAPRICE THEATRE www.capricecinemas.com 404 Duncan Street, DUNCAN 24 HR. Showline 748-0678

PIRATES: BAND OF MISFITS 7:10 & 9:00 Mat Sat-Sun 1:10

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7:00 & 9:10 PG Mat Sat-Sun 1:00 ADMISSION PRICES Adults $9.50, Juniors $8.00, Child & Senior $6.00 -- Tues. & Matinees ALL Seats $6.00

Chemainus Arts and Ethic Fest: fourth edition of the annual event runs from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the Chemainus Seniorsâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; Centre, featuring live music, ethnic food, visual arts, lantern making, and cultural dance. Frances Kelsey Secondary School-Annual Garage Sale/Silent Auction: many treasures await their new owners. Everything must go. Come and make us an offer, 10 a.m. to 3 p.m., Also

voice/piano player in the jazz world, 8 p.m., Duncan Garage Showroom, 330 Duncan Street. Tickets are $15 advance, $20 at the door. Call 250-748-7246.

 

 

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ANNUAL GENERAL MEETING OF THE COWICHAN VALLEY ARTS COUNCIL Monday, May 28, 2012 â&#x20AC;&#x201C; 7:00 p.m. Island Savings Centre â&#x20AC;&#x201C; Mesachie Room For all members in good standing of the society on or before April 28, 2012

                      

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BISTRO/CAFE NOW OPEN FOR BREAKFAST EACH DAY STARTING APRIL 28 FROM 8 AM - 8 PM

Tania Miller, Conductor Victoria Choral Society, featuring: Joslin Romphf, soprano; Rebecca Hass, mezzo-soprano; Benjamin ButterÂżeld, tenor; Stephen Hegedus, Bass

Sharman: And Beethoven Heard Nothing Beethoven: Symphony No. 9

Beethoven No. 9 Cowichan Theatre Monday, May 7, 7:30 pm www.CowichanSymphonySociety.ca

Open Daily: Bistro/Cafe Mon-Fri 11am-7 pm Sat-Sun 8 am-8 pm Liquor Store 9 am* Pub 11 am 250-324-2245 1534 Joan Avenue, Crofton. 250 324 2000 www.croftonhotel.ca

Cowichan Ticket Centre 250.748.7529 Adult $37 Student $18.50 eyeGO $5 Front Row Club Adult $25 Student $12.50


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Friday, April 27, 2012

FAMILY ANNOUNCEMENTS

FAMILY ANNOUNCEMENTS

FAMILY ANNOUNCEMENTS

FAMILY ANNOUNCEMENTS

FAMILY ANNOUNCEMENTS

FAMILY ANNOUNCEMENTS

FAMILY ANNOUNCEMENTS

DEATHS

DEATHS

DEATHS

DEATHS

IN MEMORIAM

IN MEMORIAM

IN MEMORIAM

HISCOCK, Joanne Elizabeth Oct. 16, 1950 – Apr. 24, 2012 Daughter of Dorthy Elizabeth Cornwall and Gordon Garnder Hiscock, mother of Joal Christan (Amber) and Samira, an amazingly strong, fun and supportive women, a much loved sister, aunt, friend and colleague went home with Jesus beautifully and peacefully early Tuesday morning. “We will all miss you so much Joanne.” Celebrate her life with us, come tell your stories, Saturday April 28, 2012, 2:00pm at New Life Community Baptist Church, 1839 Tzouhalem Road, Duncan BC. Reception to follow.

In memory

Heinz Magdanz Aug 18, 1932 – April 10, 2012

A loving man who passed away suddenly and will be greatly missed. FIRST MEMORIAL FUNERAL SERVICES

250-748-2134 www.mem.com Condolences may be shared online at: www.mem.com

DOUGLAS, Tom August 28th , 1926 – April 24th, 2012 The family of Tom Douglas wish to announce his passing from this world into the next. Survived by his wife Julia Douglas and his three daughters Karen(John Davis) Duncan, Kate(Andy Walter) Nanoose and Anne(Don Hazelton) Toronto. Also survived by grandchildren Collen Davis(Andrew Wilson), Andrew Davis (Jesi), Kelly (Brian McIntrye) and Tom Hazelton as well as two great granddaughters. Julia McIntrye and Samantha Davis. Tom loved his Lord his wife and his family dearly. He will be missed. Please join the Celebration of Tom’s Life on Wednesday May 2nd, 2012 at 1PM at St. Andrew’s Presbyterian Church, 531 Herbert Street, Duncan, BC. FIRST MEMORIAL FUNERAL SERVICES

250-748-2134 www.mem.com Condolences may be shared online at: www.dignitymemorial.com

VEITCH, Robert (Bob) passed away peacefully at his Lake Cowichan home on April 23rd, 2012. He is survived by his wife Barbara, his children Gary (Kathy) Veitch and Karen (Harold) Neuffer. Grandchildren Kristin (Rob), Ryan (Natasha) Dana (Tyler) and Rob (Ashleigh). Great-Grandchildren Logan, Kenley, Tysen and Mylan. Born in Viscount, Saskatchewan on November 23 1929, Bob moved to the West Coast in 1947 in search of employment. He tried longshoring and logging before settling on sawmilling, working for the Hillcrest Lumber Company at its Mesachie Lake mill. Lake Cowichan their home, raising their family on Park Road, near the “Duck Pond”. Bob’s early days revolved around playing hockey (yes, there was a “Youbou Bruins” hockey team that played in Nanaimo long before there was an arena in Lake Cowichan). As time went on Bob became more involved in the community, coaching baseball and hockey, groundskeeping for baseball and volunteering at the Lake Cowichan museum since its inception. In his later years Bob preferred to stay at home and garden, follow sports and politics and enjoy family visits as well as a glass of fine ale. The family would like to express sincere gratitude for the compassionate care given by all those who made it possible for Bob to spend his final days comfortably at home. There will be a memorial gathering at the Lake Cowichan Curling Club at 1:00 p.m. on Sunday, April 29th In lieu of flowers it would be appreciated if donations were made to the Kaatza Historical Society Box 135 Lake Cowichan BC V0R2G0 FIRST MEMORIAL FUNERAL SERVICES

250-748-2134 www.mem.com Condolences may be shared online at: www.mem.com

ROSS, Clarence John On April 20th Clarence Ross retired from life after 30 years of “retirement” which included his tireless efforts for St. Andrews Church at Cowichan Station, his work for various charities and organizations, his labour on the “farm” and family homestead, and golfing and curling. Clarence will be missed by his wife of 65 years, May, son David, daughter-in-law Arleigh, their family, and grandson Michael Bennington, brother Clifford Ross, nephews Robert and James, nieces Diane and Sharon and their families and sisters-in-law Evelyn and Gladys, of Victoria. Clarence was born and raised in Duncan, worked for Jaynes Hardware for many years, until he was employed at BCFP Crofton for 25 years, retiring in 1982. He also kept many Cowichan Valley oil burner stoves working over his career, accessing parts and pieces from his supplier’s garages, basements and attics. There will be no service by request. We will have a Celebration of Life in the Summer, notice of which will appear here. FIRST MEMORIAL FUNERAL SERVICES

250-748-2134 www.mem.com Condolences may be shared online at: www.mem.com

BOMFORD, Dorothy Phyllis (nee Mulford) Born in Vancouver, BC on November 27, 1921, Phyllis left this world from her home in Cowichan Bay at the changing of the tide, April 6, 2012 with her family at her side. Phyllis grew up in North Vancouver at a time when a trip to downtown Vancouver was an adventure involving riding on street cars and crossing Burrard Inlet by ferry – well before the construction of the Lions Gate Bridge. As a teen, Phyllis made regular summer trips to Cobble Hill on Vancouver Island to visit her grandparents, aunt, uncle and cousins. It was during one of those visits that she met the love of her life, Norman, at a dance at Cobble Hill hall. Phyllis and Norman were married in 1942 and began the largest part of their life’s journey, raising eight children together. Phyllis was a loving, compassionate and generous person with a never ending sense of humor and patience. Laughter was a huge part of family life. Her home was always open and everyone was welcomed; groups of teenagers after school, exchange students, traveling artists, musicians, and refugees – all of whom arrived as strangers yet left feeling as though they were members of her family. Phyllis was dedicated to and active in her community. As a young woman she was a Girl Guide and Ranger and continued her contributions as a leader and a district commissioner. She was involved in the PTA at Somenos and Bench schools, and was an elected trustee of the Cowichan Valley School District for many years. She was a member of the Somenos Community Association, the Cowichan Valley Historical Society, the Cowichan Estuary Preservation Society, and was a lifetime member of the CCF/NDP, just to name a few. She and Norm were among the founders of the Cowichan Intercultural Society that over 30 years later, continues to enrich the lives of those near and far. Phyllis loved to garden and submitted many entries in the Cobble Hill Fall Fair and Cowichan Exhibition, winning awards, especially for her flower arrangements. An enthusiastic supporter of Arts and Culture, she regularly attended the Palm Court Orchestra, and volunteered for the Cowichan Folk Guild billeting performers from around the world. In her later years she enjoyed the company of the local “Red Hat Ladies – Sassy Seasiders” and loyally participated in Lillian’s weekly yoga class, where she will be dearly missed. Phyllis is survived by all eight of her children, Gerry (Lynne), Larry (Mary), Jim (Anne), Fred (Marie), Nancy (Garry), Bill (daughter Chelsea), Marion (Rick), Christine (Aaron), 15 grandchildren and 8 great grandchildren. The family would like to acknowledge the thoughtful and compassionate care provided by Dr. Graham Blackburn, the VIHA Home Nursing team and Heath Care Assistants Kathy and Bette, whose respect for “quality of life” made Phyllis’s passage as comfortable as possible. Please join us for a Celebration of Phyllis’ life and share some of your memories with us on Saturday, May 5th, 12 noon at Sands Chapel and Reception Centre, 187 Trunk Rd, Duncan BC. In honour of Phyllis and her work with the Cowichan Intercultural Society, we ask that in lieu of flowers, you consider a Memorial Gift to the Phyllis Bomford Memorial Fund, Cowichan Intercultural Society, 205 – 394 Duncan Street, Duncan, BC V9L 3W4 BC. Condolences may be shared online at www.sandsfuneral.com SANDS of DUNCAN 250-746-5212

In Memory

of Shelley Ruth McKinnon (nee Thompson) Loving wife, mother & daughter Forever missed, Never forgotten. Love your family & friends

DEATHS

In loving memory DEATHS MCEACHERN, Laura May (Haywood nee Alexander) Dec. 17, 1955 - Mar. 19, 2012 She is survived by her husband Joe McEachern, three children: Nickela Haywood (John), Gideon Haywood (Ellen), Patrick Haywood and her grandson Zach Boutin. Three sisters: Margaret Alexander (Ron) of Crofton, Pearl Barnard (Randy) of Victoria and Mary Schlinker (Ken) of Squamish, as well as many nieces, nephews, grandnieces, grandnephews and extended family.

She is predeceased by her parents Nicholas Alexander and Evelyn Alexander (John). Laura graduated from Esquimalt High School in 1973. Moved to Williams Lake, Victoria, Squamish and settled in the Cowichan Valley in 2001. She was an active volunteer at Cowichan Independent Living and the Clements Centre Society. In lieu of flowers, the family is requesting that donations be made to the “Cowichan Valley Basket Society” in Duncan. A celebration of Life will be held Saturday, May 12, 2012 at the Clements Centre, 5856 Clements Street, Duncan from 1 – 4pm.

DUNN-Mary Isabel (nee Carmichael)

died after a very long battle with cancer, on April 10 2012 in Victoria BC. She was born on February 15 1931 in Duncan BC. Survived by her husband Warren, children Les (Yvonne) Dunn, Marlene Spencer (Jim), Elaine (Randy) Swan, Marnie (Wade) Tower, her grandchildren, Ben Dunn, Jake Swan, and Madisen and Landon Tower. She will be greatly missed by many other relatives and many, many friends. Warren and Mary first met at a BC Forest Dance and it was love at first sight. They were married in Victoria June 29th 1957. At that the time Mom was a waitress at Ian’s Coffee Shop. She then went on to work for BC Forest Plywood sorting plywood, and soon realized it was not for her and went into hairdressing school, where she did well enough to open her own salon, which she had for many years in her home. They then moved to Duncan in 1968 for Dad’s work, and Mom continued on working at a local salon for a few more years. Shorty after she was then hired on to work at Safeway where she happily worked for over 20years, retired early and became a “snowbird”, travelling to Palm Springs/Mexico/Arizona/Nevada/ and anywhere WARM during those winter months until it was no longer a possibility. It was then, when Warren and Mary decided to move back to Victoria in 1997 to live closer to family. “When I come to the end of the road, And the sun has set for me, I want no tears, or gloom-filled room. Why cry for a soul set free? Miss me a little- but not too long. And not with your head bowed low, Remember the love we always shared, Miss me, but let me go!” To honor Mom’s wishes, there is no funeral and no service at her request. Her remains were scattered at her most favorite place in the world. Donations may be made to the Victoria Hospice Foundation at http://www.victoriahospice.org or to The International Order Of Jobs Daughters, Bethel #36 679 Goldstream Ave, Victoria BC V9B 2W9

COMMUNITY ANNOUNCEMENTS CARDS OF THANKS

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FAMILY ANNOUNCEMENTS

FAMILY ANNOUNCEMENTS

FUNERAL HOMES

FUNERAL HOMES

Let’s get personal… the right person is out there somewhere! let us help you find them...

H.W. Wallace Cremation & Burial Centre Inc

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

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

250-701-0001

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

CARDS OF THANKS

The family and friends of

Bill Shearer

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

INFORMATION

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

INFORMATION

PERSONALS

PERSONALS

SWF in the Cowichan Valley, non smoker, honest, faithful & fit, considered pretty, looking for a non-smoker single white male 53 - 58, that’s looking toward a serious long term relationship of love, fun and new adventures together. Photo upon request. If this sounds like you please contact me at fr2love309@shaw.ca.

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

TO THE woman I met in the Bulk section at Duncan’s Thrifty Foods on the afternoon of April. 23rd. In hindsight I wish that I had invited you for coffee. If interested contact me at: billlea@hotmail.com

Recognize Habits and Patterns • Grief/Loss • Addictions • Fears & Phobia • Weight Loss • Self Esteem/Confidence

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

Techniques Include: Hypnosis E.F.T. T.A.T. WHEE

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

ENGAGEMENTS

CELEBRATIONS

Congratulations on your Engagement

CHILDREN

CARDS OF THANKS

CHILDCARE AVAILABLE

EDUCATION/TRADE SCHOOLS

We would very much like to thank everyone for the care, concern and wishes expressed to us for the loss of husband and father Paul Cantin. Dorothy Cantin & family

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

INTERIOR HEAVY EQUIPMENT OPERATOR SCHOOL. Sites in AB & BC. Hands on real world machine training. NO Simulators. Start any Monday. Funding Options. www.IHESchool.com 1-866-399-3853

COMING EVENTS

CHILDCARE

Bears In The Cupboard (Whippletree Junction). 25% off SPRING SALE April. 28 & 29, Specific brands (stuffies, plushies and teddy bears). Come for a visit.

A CAREGIVER is required for the months of May and June for a child with exceptional health care needs in the Cowichan Valley. Care is provided in the child’s home from 8:30 1:00 week days. Preference is for an individual with Early Childhood or a nursing background. A Criminal Record check will be required and child specific training will be provided. Please respond with a resume to Mary Baker, Cowichan Valley Supported Child Development Program at vmbaker@shaw.ca For more information call Mary at (250)746-5889

LOST AND FOUND FOUND: CHANGE purse, Eagles Hall after Cancer Society Lunch. (250)746-4134. FOUND - Ford key (possibly with a chip) & remote in Westholme near Westhill Rd. Can be claimed at the News Leader Pictorial office, next to Buckerfields. KEYS FOUND, Tues April 9, 2012, 2 brass keys on a round ring with a metal frog tag. Found on river walk near fish hatchery. Can be claimed at the News Leader Pictorial, #2-5380 TCH, next to Buckerfields.

TRAVEL

Barbara Adelborg C.M.H., H.T. is a Certified Hypnotherapist 106-225 Canada Ave., Duncan

746-1969 www.barbaraadelborg.ca

LEGALS

HOUSESITTING 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.

Wedding to take Place Summer of 2013 Love, Your Family

LEGALS

Cowichan Communities Health Network REQUEST FOR EXPRESSION OF INTEREST Leadership & Administrative Services

The Proponent must understand the determinants of health and population health in order to inform the strategic and policy direction of the CCHN. As the CCHN intends to engage the Proponent under a contract for services, the Proponent must be capable of meeting legal requirements of being an independent contractor.

ANNOUNCEMENT? Tell the world with a classified ad Call 310.3535

INFORMATION

INFORMATION

Chris Hearsey CONGRATULATES

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

746-4511

WindshieldReplacement Replacement Windshield and Chip Repair and Repair

• •Auto Auto• •Home Home• •Business Business

Mon-Fri 8-5 Sat 9-5

Expressions of interest are invited from qualified individuals (the “Proponent”) to perform leadership and administrative services for the Cowichan Communities Health Network (CCHN). This engagement is for three years.

1. Coordinate and oversee operations for the CCHN, including its Committees; 2. With the CCHN, develop and implement a three-year operational plan, including tracking and monitoring progress on that plan; 3. Prepare an annual budget and provide written and financial reports as requested; 4. Manage correspondence and communication of the CCHN, including social media and the CCHN website; 5. Undertake activities to raise awareness and maintain a public profile for the CCHN, while developing and promoting working relationships with the public and stakeholders; and 6. Pursue grant funding for CCHN activities, projects and programs, including grant application preparation.

Happy 50th Birthday Dale Love Donna, Shaune & Kevin.

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.

LEGALS

The Proponent’s primary functions will be to:

CELEBRATIONS

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

SMALL ADS GET BIG RESULTS! Call 310.3535

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

Kevin Hind & Marie Miller

HELP WANTED

EDUCATION/TRADE SCHOOLS

The News Leader Pictorial office is holding several sets of “found” keys”, since March 2003. Stop into the office and see if any belong to you. #2-5380 Trans Canada Hwy, Duncan, next to Buckerfields

For Over 20 Years Assisting People in the Valley

Community Welcome

Celebrations

WE’RE ON THE WEB

COMMUNITY ANNOUNCEMENTS

Submission: Written submissions are not to exceed 10 pages, and should outline relevant experience and qualifications in the fields of community development or health sciences. The contract fee for this engagement is subject to negotiations, dependent on the level of experience and expertise, but will be between $70,000 - $80,000 per year including expenses. Any requests for clarification or further information should be delivered or directed in confidence to: Warren Jones, Chief Administrative Officer Deadline for submissions is 2:00 p.m., May 4, 2012 COWICHAN VALLEY REGIONAL DISTRICT 175 Ingram Street, Duncan, BC V9L 1N8 (250) 746-2500 Fax (250) 746-2513 Email: anelson@cvrd.bc.ca Website: www.cvrd.bc.ca

Ed Mike

Lucas

Serving the Cowichan Valley since 1903

Ralph Justin

250-746-4824

250 746 4824 746-4642 Fax: 250 Fax: 250-746-4642 186 St.,St., Duncan Email: dobsonsglass@telus.net Steamed Thermal Pane Replacement, 186Ingram Ingram Duncan Glass, Mirrors, www.dobsonsglass.com Thermal Panes & Screens opposite Post opposite Post OffiOffi ce ce LEGALS

LEGALS

CITY OF DUNCAN REQUEST FOR QUOTATION City Hall Ramp Upgrade (EAF 01) City Hall Building Renovations (EAF 02) City Hall Ramp Upgrade (EAF 01) The City of Duncan requests quotations for the installation of a replacement access ramp at 200 Craig Street (City Hall). A copy of the design drawings (Project No. EAF 01 sheet 01) can be downloaded from: http://www.duncan.ca/duncan_city_hall/duncan_jobs.htm All quotes should include a preliminary construction schedule with a tentative start date. Deadline for substantial completion of the project is nd June 22 , 2012. Quotes must be submitted in a sealed envelope, marked on the outside with the above project number and received at the following address prior rd to Thursday, May 3 , 2012 at 2:00 PM: City Hall Building Renovations (EAF 02) The City of Duncan requests quotations for interior renovations and plumbing reconfigurations for the second floor washrooms, Council Chambers and basement level at the City of Duncan City Hall building 200 Craig Street. A copy of the design drawings (Project No.: EAF 02 sheets 01, 02 and 03) can be downloaded from: http://www.duncan.ca/duncan_city_hall/duncan_jobs.htm All quotes must include a preliminary construction schedule with a tentative start date. Deadline for substantial completion of the project is July 31, 2012. Quotes must be submitted in a sealed envelope, marked on the outside with the above project number and received at the following address prior to Thursday, May 3, 2012 at 2:00 p.m.: City of Duncan, City Hall 200 Craig Street Duncan, BC V9L 1W3 There will be a voluntary on-site meeting on Monday, April 30, 2012 at 1:00 pm. Comments and questions can be directed to David Hewetson, Building Inspector, via telephone 250-746-6126 or email dhewetson@duncan.ca


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Friday, April 27, 2012

HELP WANTED

HELP WANTED

HELP WANTED

HELP WANTED

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

Newcastle Timber Ltd Has vacancies in the following job: experienced Grapple Yarder Operator. Details can be seen at http://hdlogging.com/ Fax resume to 250-287-9259

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

LINE COOK required for the Oak & Carriage Pub. Minimum at least 3 years experience. Call Gerry or Kris at 250-746-4144 for interview.

HELP WANTED

HELP WANTED

IMMEDIATE OPENING

CHEMAINUS TOURS requires Carriage drivers/guides for the 2012 season. Experience with horses an asset. Call Jim (250)246-5055

CONCRETE Pump Operator required in Salmon Arm area. Must have experience Call Pete (1-250)833-5722

HELP WANTED

HELP WANTED

HELP WANTED

HELP WANTED

EXPERIENCED

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

Bring resume to Sham @ 1695 Cowichan Bay Rd.

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

SENIOR PRODUCE CLERK

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

email: jobpostingresumes@yahoo.ca or File "A976", c/o The News Leader Pictorial, #2-5380 Trans Canada Hwy, Duncan, BC, V9L 6W4

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.

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

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

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

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.

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

COBBLE HILL Pacific Homes-Pacific Truss

Please deliver your resume in person to

2975 Allenby Rd., Duncan to the attention of Chuck Richardson

is looking for Seasonal Production Assemblers for their Truss and Wall plants. Under the direct supervision of the Production Supervisor, they will be responsible for building roof truss and wall assemblies. CSA Approved footwear and High School diploma or (GED) required. Previous experience in carpentry/framing preferred but will train the right candidates. Preference will be given to students returning to post secondary education in the fall or winter. To apply or for more information email: drayson.akhurst@ pacificbuilding systems.com http://pacifichomes.net http://pacifictruss.net No phone calls please!

SPORTSTRADERS 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.

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.

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

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

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.

HELP WANTED

HELP WANTED

• 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

HALALT NATION JOB POSTING Part-Time Licensed ECE Worker

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.

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HELP WANTED

or come in and fill out an application form.

TAXI DRIVER, permanent p/tf/t night shift drivers. Need class 4 and chauffer’s permit. Fax resume & drivers abstract to 250-746-4987

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

MEDICAL/DENTAL Position vacancy RN Status: Casual Commencement date: Immediately Qualifications: graduate of an accredited nursing program and current registration with College of Registered Nurses British Columbia. Minimum 2 years experience geriatrics, caring for residents with dementia. Day and Hours of work: Mon-Sun, 10AM-4PM Please email resume to: jmaw@acaciatymawr.com

Join our devoted team!

TRADES, TECHNICAL INDEPENDANT AUTOMOTIVE repair shop is looking for a fully licensed automotive tech. Must be experienced in domestic, import and european vehicles 250-248-9679 or mdauto@shaw.ca

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

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

PERSONAL SERVICES EDUCATION/TUTORING

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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.

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 1on1photoeducation@gmail.com

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Friday, April 27, 2012 PERSONAL SERVICES FINANCIAL SERVICES

Cowichan News Leader Pictorial A29 MERCHANDISE FOR SALE

MERCHANDISE FOR SALE

RENTALS

RENTALS

RENTALS

GARAGE SALES

MISCELLANEOUS FOR SALE

APARTMENT/CONDO

APARTMENT/CONDO

APARTMENT/CONDO

COTTAGES

PARKLAND PLACE 620 Dobson Road 250-748-0496

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

DUNCAN, Estate Sale, Sat April 28, 8-3, 7496 Rosevear Rd, off Somenos Rd, north of Lake Cowichan Hwy. Household goods, china cabinet, china, organ, furniture, shelves, linens, etc. MEN’S STUFF: Hand tools, 6” belt sander, bandsaw, 4’ PTO Ford finishing mower, garden tools, etc. Dahlia tubers. No early birds!

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

DUNCAN, Large Sale, Sat Apr 28, 8-2, 1440 Belcarra Dr Properties off Maple Bay Rd. DUNCAN, Multi Family, Sat & Sun April 28 & 29th, 8:30 to 3, 3234 Sherman Rd. DUNCAN, Sat Apr 28, 8-12, 977 Howard Ave, off Coronation. Bag Sale - Fill your bag with clothing for $4.00, Woman’s, teen’s, kids clothing. DVD’s newer movies, $2. Furniture, knick knacks, glass end tables, DVD player, TV & stand, entertainment center & MORE!

HOME CARE SUPPORT

DUNCAN, Sat April 28, 12-3, #101 - 221 Jubilee Street. EVERYTHING in the apt must go

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

DUNCAN, Sunday April 29, 9-2, 1074 Islay St. Kids toys, books & household misc.

HAIRSTYLISTS

DUNCAN (The Properties), 1382 Haida Rd., Sat & Sun, April. 28 & 29, 9am-2pm. Household and boating items, tools, wine filter & much more.

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

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

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

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

GARAGE SALES Bluenose Marina in Cowichan Bay Last weekend for the multifamily spring cleaning sale. New this week - boat stuff, antique motorcycle collectables and antique sewing machines. Also dinning room chairs, small appl’s, lamps, decorations, printers, fax/copiers, DVD’s, clothing and shoes. Everything must go by 5pm Sun. Great deals will be made. Open from 9am Saturday and Sunday

1 Bdrm TOP FLOOR Adult oriented, near Cowichan Aquatic Centre. 1 bdrm now $675 2 bdrm, May 1 $755 Rent includes Heat & Hot Water.

(250) 748-1304 $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).

DUNCAN, Sunday April 29, 9-3, parking lot between Co-op Gas & Prevost Vet Clinic (1057 Canada Ave). Furniture, kitchen items, books, & more!!

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: 1120 Shawnigan Mill May Rd., (Cedar Creek Park). Sat 8-3pm & Sun 8-1pm. Craft/garage sale. 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. MILL BAY, Sat April 28, 9-3, 2660 Partridge Rd, off Mill Bay Rd. Too many items to list!! MULTI-FAMILY. Saturday, April 28, 8am-2pm. 1700 Glen Road, Cowichan Bay. SHAWNIGAN VILLAGE: Corner of Dundas and Wilmot Ave. Apr. 28 & 29, 10-3pm. Household goods, art, new Franke sink, and lots more...

JEWELS, FURS

MISCELLANEOUS WANTED

REAL ESTATE

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

Call: 1-250-616-9053

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

CLEAN FILL available. Contact Superior Excavating. (250)715-0454.

DAHLIA TUBER SALE!! 1000’s of tubers, 7540 Bell Mckinnon Rd., left on SPCA driveway, SUNDAY, 10 am to 2 pm, April 22 & 29th. Email: tilladowndahlia@shaw.ca DUNCAN. DOWNSIZING. Saturday April 28, 9am-4pm. 343 Berkeley St., off Islay. DUNCAN, HUGE Multi Family Sale, Sat April 28, 8-3, 2815 Ortona Rd, off Bell Mckinnon. Lot’s of baby items, ladies plus size clothing, furniture, tools, books. TOO MUCH TO LIST!!!

HERITAGE PAWN BARGAINS!! Senior’s power scooters, NAD stereo system, lawnmowers, motorcycle saddlebags, pressure washers, guitars, amps, diamond rings. 430 Whistler. 250-746-9810. heritagepawnbrokers.com HOT TUB 4-6 person, Excellent condition, On Salt Spring Island, needs new cover. $1200. 250-217-4824 HOT TUB (SPA) COVERS. Best price. Best quality. All shapes & colours available. 1-866-652-6837 www.thecoverguy.com/newspaper? LADIES RH Titanium golf set, bag, cart, travel cover, ex. cond. $175. (250)743-7090

BUYING OR SELLING? www.bcclassified.com

Terrace Estates Spacious Affordable Suites

MORTGAGES

to book a table for $10.

Mountain View

MOBILE HOMES & PARKS

MISCELLANEOUS FOR SALE

COBBLE HILL, Sat April 28, 9-1, #6 - 1260 Fisher Rd. Garden tools, elec lawnmower, gas weedeater & lots of misc!

Free Cable Hook Up!!

3420 Auchinachie Road ----------------------------------

CHEMAINUS.

Phone (250)246-3569

DUNCAN, 2 bdrm, 2 full baths, 5 appl’s, balcony, 1 small pet allowed, Available May 1st. $850/mo. (250)743-1145

SMALL ADS, BIG DEALS!

1 Bedroom, $650.00 2 Bedroom, $825.00 ------------------------------New Carpet Large balconies In-suite storage Close to schools, shopping and walking trails Includes: Heat, Hot water and parking -------------------------------------Resident managers on site

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 appls, N/P. Reno’d, lrg deck. $875. 250-743-9555. DUNCAN, COZY, self contained private, furn’d sleeper suite. Lndry avail, utils incl’d, N/S, N/P, $395. 250-597-3756 DUNCAN, DOWNTOWN: Lrg 2 bdrm level entry suite, parking, heat & hot water incld’d. $800/mo. Ref’s. 250-246-1457 Ladysmith: bachelor, 1 & 2 bdrm suites from $700/mo incl. heat & hot water, ocean views, completely renovated, new management, on trolly route, small pets ok. 250-668-9086.

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.

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.

Large 1 bdrm apt, heat incl. NS/NP, no partiers, would suit mature single person. $575/m + DD, P/U application @ 5209 TCH, Tues-Thurs.

(250)748-3729

LOVELY 1 & 2-BDRM suites, Central Duncan, seniors oriented bldg, heat included, N/S, N/P. Please call Art at 250-746-7241.

CENTRAL LOCATION, Bachelor, 1 & 2 bdrms, balcony, F/S, hot water, parking, pet considered, $525$850/mo. Call 250-748-7764.

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

Chemainus: Lockwood Villa, well kept bldg, 1 bdrm $625, 2 bdrm 2 balcony $750, incl. heat & hot water, sm pets welcome.Karen 250-246-1033.

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

DUNCAN: 1 & 2-bdrm, 5 appls, close to School, Hospital and bus route. $650-$800 utils. Lv msg: 250-597-4018.

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Call (250) 710-7515 to view

DUNCAN 2 bdrm duplex, near hospital, new flooring & paint, $900 mo incls utils. Avail immed. Call 250-537-4319.

LAKE COWICHAN- reno’d 2 bdrm, sxs duplex, F/S, quiet rural setting. NS/NP. $650 + utils. Call 250-749-4061.

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 CHEMAINUS (OLD Town), 2 bdrm, reno’d house, N/S, pets? $950 + utils. Avail June. 1st. Call (250)246-3708. CHERRY PT. 1 1/2 bdm overlooking Satelite Channel. Senior oriented area. N/S. N/P. $975 util incl. (250)743-2370 COBBLE HILL (very private, near Mill Bay), charming spacious 2 bdrm, 1 bath home, 4 appl, wood/elec heat, NS/NP, 1/2 acre, yard maint incl. Refs. $1150+util. 250-701-2400

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 VILLAGE 3bd/2ba upper level of house. Bright, clean, spacious. Lg kitchen F/S/DW. Lots of storage. Pets neg. NS. May 1st. $1250+2/3 hydro. (250)8888725

HOMES FOR RENT

HOMES FOR RENT

1 (250)748-9090

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

Chemainus Garden RV Resort, 3042 River Rd. BBQ - Hot dogs $2. Drinks $1. Hosted by the Elks Charity.

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

COMMERCIAL/INDUSTRIAL

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!

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

MOBILE HOMES & PADS

WANTED TO buy oil painting by Louis Springett. Call Grandson at (250)248-4818

WE BUY HOUSES

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.

ROYAL ALEXANDER APARTMENTS Renovated 1 Bedrooms Quiet, secure & newly renovated. Overlooks lovely gardens. Seniors Welcome!

250-746-6442.

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

DUPLEXES/4PLEXES

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

(250)710-7515 250-748-3412

HOMES WANTED

SHAWNIGAN VILLAGE, 1 bdrm, newly reno’d, util’s internet & cable incl’d, avail immed. $750/mo. Call (250)701-5328.

Rowan Property Management Ltd. Has a large selection of homes & apartments for rent in the Cowichan Valley. Visit us at www.rowanproperty.ca or call (250)748-9090

2575 Alexander St, Duncan

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

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

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

$695 - 1 BEDROOM SUITE, QUIET ROAD IN DUNCAN Level entry, full bathroom, kitchen, off road parking, very close to river, park and town. Shared laundry. Lovely garden access and view. No smoking, partying or pets. Hydro, cable, wifi & storage inc. Available 1st MAY. call Stan 250-7469398 or 250-246-6690

RENTALS

COTTAGES

ROWAN PROPERTY MANAGEMENT LTD. (Agent for the Owner) Office: 250-748-9090 rowanproperty@shaw.ca

¾ 1400 Chilco Rd, Crofton $600 1 BR lower suite w/ 2 apps, shared w/d ¾ 106-360 Bundock Ave, Duncan $850 1 BR + den executive suite w/5 apps, patio *SENIOR FRIENDLY BUILDING (55+)* ¾ 3088 Henry Rd, Chemainus $895 3 BR 2 bth lower suite w/ 5 apps, hw floors ¾ Chemainus Rd, Chemainus $895 1BR uppr suite,6 apps,ht/elec/ht water incl. ¾ 720 Park Pl, Duncan $1095 2 BR upper level home w/ 5 apps, carport ¾ 1808 Stamps Rd, Duncan $1200 2BR 2bth cottage on country estate,5 apps ¾ 668 Kerr Dr, Duncan ’Genoa Bay’ $1200 2BR 2.5 bth ocean front home w/ 5 apps ¾ 3222 Hillwood Rd, Duncan $1200 3 BR 2 bth sxs duplex w/ 6 apps, gas fp ¾ 2961 Caswell St, Chemainus $1200 3 BR 2 bth home w/ 5 apps, gas fp, patio ¾ 1620 Wilmot Ave, Shawnigan Lk $1400 3 BR 2 bth home w/5apps,shed,dbl garage ¾ 4085 Balsam Dr, Cobble Hill $1500 3 BR 1.5 bth waterfront home w/ 5 apps ¾ 1737 Ordano Rd, Cow Bay$1500 + water 3 BR 2.5 bth home w/ 6 apps, $750 rebate ¾ 2428 Liggett Rd, Mill Bay $1600 + water 3 BR 4 bth home w/ 7 apps, in-law suite For further info please visit our website at:

www.rowanproperty.ca


A30 Cowichan News Leader Pictorial

Friday, April 27, 2012

RENTALS

RENTALS

RENTALS

RENTALS

RENTALS

TRANSPORTATION

TRANSPORTATION

HOMES FOR RENT

HOMES FOR RENT

STORAGE

SUITES, LOWER

WANTED TO RENT

CARS

TOWING

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

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.

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

SHAWNIGAN/COBBLE Hill. Lrg 1 bdrm + den, lrg bathtub, large yard, quiet neighbourhood, all utils incl’d, $750 mo. Avail immed. (250)514-2024.

SUITES, LOWER

SHAWNIGAN LAKE 1 bdrm, close to Village. All inclusive. $750. NS, NP. (250)743-4546

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

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: aerismongolia@gmail.com

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

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

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Camp starts Caps’ offseason bid to replace half their roster Filling the holes: Team takes a look at 160 players Peter W. Rusland

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atching players skate is still the best way to tell if they’re Cowichan Valley Capitals’ material, associate-coach Jim Ingram says. He and other Caps’ scouts got plenty of practice analyzing 160-some players from across the continent during the weekend’s spring hockey camp, pitched in the Cowichan Arena. “It’s safe to say we committed to some kids,” the Caps’ general manager said Wednesday, declining to name any new sticks signed. “We have lots of players to replace this year. Conservatively, half of our roster.” That slate includes Caps star forward Devon Gannon who, like other players is awaiting word on college scholarships. Still, Ingram was happy with the Friday-toSunday camp’s turnout of talented 16- to 20-yearolds. “The best why to evaluate is to put them in game situations. We formed eight teams of 18 to 20 players that played four games. “We eventually made two teams, and had an

‘all-star’ game in the camp.” Now Ingram and company have some tough decisions to make “which is what you want,” he told the News Leader Pictorial. “We had lots of players to view, and thankfully we had our scouts there with lots of eyes on them.” Camp scouts included Dale Purinton, Aaron Plumb, Don Stoneadge, Gary Jacklin, Ray Robak,and Ingram. “Lots of Junior-B players turned up. There were also major Midgets, and some younger ‘97s (graduating Bantam players) who showed up to get an idea of what Junior-A hockey’s like,” Ingram explained. Word about the Caps’ hockey experience has gone viral, he noted. “There’s the internet, and kids are so hungry to play in our league.” Those pangs are fed by the Caps’ love of hockey, added Ingram. “We enjoy what we do. The number-one reason is we love the game, the kids in it, and the other characters that comprise the other teams.” Now Caps’ bosses start whittling their list of hopefuls. “We’ve basically got until training camp opens on Aug. 20, and Sept. 7 is or ¿rst regular game. “Until our Dec. 1 deadline, you’re tweaking your lineup,” Ingram explained of the league’s complex system of picking players. “Carded players plus unused cards must total 25, then until Jan. 10 we can make any other additions or

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Shanahan left to deal with pro hockey shenanigans Opinion: Junior players seem to have more respect for each other while NHL roughhousing is out of control Don Bodger

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t seems the philosophies of the junior ranks and the pros about the future of hockey are heading in opposite directions. From what we can gauge by watching the Cowichan Valley Capitals in the B.C. Hockey League, at least, the emphasis among the juniors is more toward fast-paced skill hockey — even in the playoffs. The National Hockey League has resorted back to the Broad Street Bully days of the 1970s where anything goes. Want to push a guy’s face in the glass? Why not? I don’t care what side of the fence you’re on, that is not a hockey play in any stretch of the imagination. And, yet, the NHL chose to condone Nashville Predators’ Shea Weber’s face-planting of Detroit’s Henrik Zetterberg into the glass without handing out a suspension, so now it’s open season for the rest of the playoffs. It’s not about the best team displaying the greatest skill in the NHL winning the Stanley Cup right now. The Boston Bruins proved that last year. It’s about going after the other team’s star players, perhaps knocking them out of the game and taking the advantage to the bank.

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Ironically, the coach of the team in the city of the Brotherly Love where the whole Broad Street Bully shenanigans started, Peter Laviolette of the Philadelphia Flyers, proved how ridiculous the situation has become with his stupid comment that it was great to see two of the world’s greatest hockey players — Claude Giroux of the Flyers and Sidney Crosby of the Pittsburgh Penguins — duking it out. I don’t see how that’s good for the game. Players in the NHL have been taking cheap shots at each other for the past couple of seasons and now it’s really out of control. I fear there will be many more serious injuries before these playoffs are over. The NHL hasn’t shown much initiative in trying to stop it, judging by the suspensions handed down by disciplinarian Brendan Shananan, until Phoenix Coyotes’ Raf¿ Torres got the book thrown at him for 25 games. Torres’ hit that sent Chicago’s Marian Hossa off the ice on a stretcher wasn’t even close to being the worst offence of these playoffs. His track record of questionable hits likely led to the lengthy sentence more than anything else. It’s only added to the confusion of what the NHL will do next. Is this the start of a hard-line stance or will those who aren’t repeat offenders still be shown the usual leniency? Local hockey fans can contrast all this with the quick end-to-end transition game and physical play that didn’t go over the top they saw in the Caps’ BCHL playoff series against

the Surrey Eagles. The seven-game series was great and the players on both sides showed a great respect for each other. Players in the NHL don’t have any respect for each other. Crosby reinforced that after another brouhaha between the Penguins and Flyers when he said he didn’t like anyone on the other side. The NHL could perhaps learn a thing or two from the BCHL. There is a way for playoff hockey to be entertaining and physical without players literally trying to kill each other. Wasn’t it once the other way around? Young junior players were often out of control in the past, caring more about beating the daylights out of each other than anything pertaining to hockey. Now the NHL is exhibiting those symptoms. It’s hard to understand exactly what’s happened. If you recall, it was only a few years ago when there were literally no ¿ghts in the entire NHL playoffs. Of course, people argued that wasn’t good, either, because players were simply sticking each other instead of dropping the gloves. But now they’re doing both — headhunting and ¿sticuffs. Will anyone be left standing at the end? Mark Burnett’s Survivor in remote locations looks pretty tame compared to the episodes he could be ¿lming around hockey rinks to see who survives the chaos. Don Bodger is the News Leader Pictorial sports editor. Email him at sports@cowichannewsleader. com

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Everything sunny for Cowichan side as fresh season opens on the cricket pitch Over Oak Bay: Team set for a good year after opening win Ann Andersen

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Janelle Mould of the Crew eludes the defense of Morgan Rogers of the Ravens during women’s Åag football action last weekend.

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rew handily maintained its ¿rst-place standing in the Cowichan Women’s Football League during game action last weekend. The powerhouse team boasts six victories and zero losses this season, aided by April 20 and 22 blowout wins against Wild¿re and Ravens. As it stands, Crew has clocked 327 points in its six games. A meagre 36 points have been scored against the topnotch team. The recent 51-12 win against Wild¿re

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Batter Dushyant Kohli of Oak Bay connects with the ball while Cowichan’s wicket keeper Mike Andrews looks on during Cowichan’s season opener in Shawnigan Lake on Sunday, April 22. board showing 74 runs. Again Oak Bay batsmen went on the attack and moved the score to 137 for 2 wickets through 21 overs. “No bowler was able to tie them down effectively, but some rash shots and two brilliant catches by captain Clayton Bodkyn against the off-break bowling of Chris Batchelor cost Oak Bay some middle order wickets,” Howard reported.

At 174 for 6 the game was starting to swing in Cowichan’s favour. The innings closed after 36 overs with a total of 217 runs. Chris Batchelor ¿nished with 4 wickets for 50 and Adam Benning 2 for 33. With the good batting conditions holding, Cowichan entered the second innings expecting to run down the 217 runs easily. Their con¿dence

wavered slightly however when both openers were gone at 64 runs, but when Batchelor and Matthew Goode paired up the runs Àowed. Batchelor was run out on 96, four short of his second career century, while Goode advanced to 75 not out. Cowichan closed out at 220 for 3, Cowichan’s next game is against Metchosin April 28 at Shawnigan Lake.

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Cowichan walloped in Division 3 rugby Island title match A hard-playing Velox team toppled Cowichan’s Div. 3 XV in a lop-sided game in Victoria last weekend, quenching Cowichan’s hopes for an island championship. One week after a hard-fought win against Comox, the Cowichan men had looked forward to redemption against the Victoria team in the

island final. But the locals came up short losing 56-5 with Kim Anderton scoring the lone Cowichan try. The game’s mood was evident early. Less than five minutes into the match-up Cowichan was facing a three-try deficit. The team re-grouped but had no answer

for the hard-running backs on a day when the Valhallians played well and deserved the win. Meanwhile, the Div. 1 men’s final fixture of the season against Vancouver Rowing Club was cancelled due to injury, said coach Ian Murray.

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It’s back, it’s big, it’s the Brentwood Regatta Just another weekend paddle: School ready to welcome 1,800 rowers for massive annual event Don Bodger

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he Brentwood College international high school rowing regatta is always a huge undertaking. Every year, the logistics of the incredible network it takes to run the event are tested. The next installment starting today and running through Sunday is no exception. There are 186 races scheduled, the most ever. Somehow, regatta chair Debbie Sage manages to coordinate it all while dealing with the unforeseen circumstances of weather and wind delays. “She’s got a two-hour window of opportunity to play around with if the weather does go,’’ explained Brentwood’s Head of Rowing Brian Carr. “We never want to use that two hours.’’ There will be 1,000 kids staying on campus and some 1,800 rowers entered. Perhaps even more impressive is

the army of 445 Brentwood students, support staff of about 150 and faculty of 50 enlisted to make the regatta work. “Everyone is involved in the regatta,’’ said Carr. “It’s a full-court press.’’ It’s not just the rowing, but the arts show, entertainment, entrepreneurship and everything else that’s lined up to make the weekend complete for campus visitors. “It’s incredible,’’ said Carr. “The only way we can do it is because we have so many kids involved in running it.’’ There are no rowers coming from any new locales this year, but the contingent from south of the border — particularly the super clubs from Seattle and Oregon, as Carr calls them Andrew Leong — remains strong. Rowers from Gulf Island Rowing Club make their way to dry land during last year’s Brentwood Regatta “Within their own club, they have to qualify to come to our regatta,’’ he docks. It literally was left in tatters. We getting kids on the water,’’ said Carr. won the Calder Cleland trophy and the said. “They’re leaving lots behind.’’ had to replace that.’’ “That’s harder trying to manage than 1992 and 2002 national champions for Damage caused from the storm that The place is looking great, Carr getting kids off the water.’’ a reunion and dinner Saturday. hit the valley in mid-March required added, and ready for racing. The As an added attraction, the school is Four Brentwood alumni are currently some fast repairs before the regatta. challenge on the site still remains the inviting grads back from the crews of ¿ ghting for seats on the Canadian “We had to rebuild the waterfront,’’ smooth movement of the rowers. the 1972 ¿ rst-ever national champions, rowing team going to the Summer said Carr. “We lost one of our main “That’s our biggest downfall is the 1982 national champions who ¿rst Olympic Games in London.

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Cowichan invited to soak in the whisky

Rotary fundraiser: Valley sippers invited to sample up to 50 brands Peter W. Rusland

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cotch is whisky, but not all whisky is Scotch. Tasting differences between 50 whiskies from around the world happens during Saturday’s ¿rst Cowichan Valley Whisky Festival at Duncan’s Travelodge Inn. Organizer Dave Darwin, of the hosting Duncan Daybreak Rotary Club, is primed about trying labels new to his palate. “There’s a whole bunch of whisky experts coming,” Darwin said of the festival, with proceeds helping valley Rotary projects. “Five or six years ago it was wine, now whisky’s the thing. People like to experiment.” Folks such as Scotch-lover Annie Bellis of the Cowichan Valley Single-Malt Club. “We occasionally taste a blend (of Scotch), and

slip a rye or maybe be an Irish (whisky) in there.” Saturday’s festival — featuring welcoming piping by Gordon Pollock, plus Highland dancing by Judy Hogg’s students — offers whisky from Japan, India, the U.S. and beyond. “I’m very partial to the Ardbegs,” Bellis said of the famed Islay single-malt Scotch, while preparing for festival pouring duty. She’s proud of the two-dozen member, educational club formed a few years ago by herself, Adam Taft, Allister Frayling, Murray Hall, and Craig Hellemond “There’s whisky I’m partial to that I can’t pay $500 or $600 for,” said Bellis. “But with a club, we can purchase one bottle and all get to taste it.” Those high-end Scotches are often found by members visiting Vancouver or Britain, while Bellis saluted the whisky selection at Duncan’s Beverly Corners Liquor Store. “It’s a learning environment,” she said of the club, and Duncan’s debut whisky fest. “We can try each whisky by its nose, appearance, taste, balance, and before and after a drop of water. “To be called Scotch it has to come from Scotland, but whisky can come from anywhere in the world.”

Bellis called Àavour pro¿les of Scotch “absolutely astounding” considering only barley, water and yeast are allowed in a single-malt. That’s why she applauded whisky fest’s diversity aimed at folks who may not be whisky a¿cionados. “This tasting will introduce whiskies to people who may not know about whisky — or may be a bit frightened of them. “It’s an opportunity to taste a few that aren’t in B.C. yet, and some they’ve never had before,” she said, noting more women are savouring whisky arts now. “It’s no longer the old-boys’ club.” Pollock also saw the whisky festival, and other festivals, as a neat Cowichan economic booster. “I hope this is the ¿rst of many more whisky festivals in the valley.”

Your ticket What: Cowichan Valley Whisky Festival When: April 28, 7 to 10 p.m. Where: Duncan’s Travelodge Silverbridge Inn Tickets: $50. Call 250-710-2908, or visit cvwhiskyfest.ca.

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Scotch lover Gordon Pollock pipes the opening of Saturday’s Ärst Cowichan Whisky Festival at Duncan’s Travelodge Silver Bridge Inn.


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by valley music teachers and pro players — and folks simply wishing to play band music. Membership has risen beyond 20 players staging two annual concerts and various community gigs. “In every season, in almost every community in the area, the CVCB has provided a musical backdrop to the special moments and events of the Cowichan Valley,” a band release says. A Spring Thing happens tonight, 7:30 p.m. Tickets are $10, $8 students and seniors, $13 for an adult with a child at the door, Ten Old Books, and Commercial Solutions

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