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Drugs at your dinner table

State of emergency declared

Start the conversation: Experts says it’s a good thing if you are talking about substance abuse with your teens

Cowichan Tribes: Chief to explain Monday after rash of suicides

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recent spike in suicides and suicide attempts on reserve has prompted Cowichan Tribes to declare a state of emergency. A press conference with statistics and other details is scheduled with Chief Harvey Alphonse on Monday at 9 a.m. In the meantime, Alphonse told the News Leader Pictorial the declaration was signed by the band’s council on May 8, and is already in effect. “There is a connection with (suicides from) the past, however, it has been just over a month now since there has been these kinds of concerns that have been raised,â€? Alphonse said of the mounting worry about suicides and suicide attempts in the community. Tribes won’t be releasing the hard numbers until the press conference on Monday, but it’s already been reported Tribes hosted a trio of community forums last month to talk about the taboo topic. The Âżrst, called the Circle of Light Gathering, was attended by National Chief Shawn A-in-chut Atleo. “We gathered information, statistical information, about the emergency occurring in our community, and based on what we found, it met the criteria for declaring the state of emergency,â€? Alphonse added. The declaration is an internal process, but Cowichan Tribes’ general manager explained it’s also an appeal to Victoria and Ottawa. “Cowichan Tribes is calling upon our own government and our various centres and programs to respond to the state of emergency, and we’ve been doing that since April with the three community forums we’ve hosted to date,â€? said Maureen Tommy. “Also, we are submitting our state of emergency to the Andrew Leong provincial and the federal governments.â€? Grade 1 student Jackson Komljenovic takes his handcrafted kite for a test Ă…ight during Sunrise Waldorf School’s annual more on page A4 May Fest celebration on Saturday, May 5.

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CMP Corporal Scott Hilderley’s drug-prevention tip for parents may surprise you in its simplicity. “The best method of drug prevention is a family, sitting around a table, having dinner and talking together,â€? he says. Hilderley should know. A police ofÂżcer of 26 years, he’s spent 14 years working in drug prevention. And Hilderley highlighted the paramount importance of family connection in preventing substance abuse during a a panel event hosted by the Cowichan District Parent Advisory Council on Tuesday evening. Police, parents, counsellors, doctors and educators talked bluntly about the stark reality of teens and drugs Dr. Isabel Rimmer: and alcohol. from parents North Cowichan/Duncan RCMP Cpl. Kevin Day told the 100 or so oze are obviously parents at the meeting that pot and booze popular with Cowichan teens. “Alcohol is the number-one drug of choice for our youth today, due to the common belief that going out and drinking — and drinking a lot — with their friends is not the wrong thing to do,â€? he said. “It’s somewhat of a cultural thing, and they’ve come to have the belief that it’s OK.â€? “Teens drink for one reason, and one reason only: to get drunk,â€? Hilderley agreed. Ecstasy, crack cocaine and heroin are other substances that turn up in Cowichan, but there’s also a black market for prescription drugs. “Prescription drugs that come in the form of pills are becoming more commonplace,â€? Day said. “Drugs such as OxyContin go for about $10 or $20 on the street. OxyContin has been known to be the poor man’s heroin.â€? And not a single one of the options out there is good for teens’ developing bodies and brains. “I know everyone wants to know, ‘What’s the worst drug?’ — but does it really matter?â€? Hilderley asked. “If you work with your kids at keeping your relationship strong, it doesn’t matter what’s out there. If it doesn’t get inside the walls of your house or the body of your child, it doesn’t matter.â€? more on A5

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illiam Shakespeare wrote “One man in his time plays many parts, his acts being seven ages.” And mother and daughter Maureen Danes and Megan Giebelhaus know full well how dif¿cult the later stages in life can be — especially when a mother is struck with dementia when she’s a mere 55, and her daughter is in her early 30s. But for Giebelhaus, this Mother’s Day will be like no other in years. For the ¿rst time in almost a decade she won’t be worrying about the state of her mother’s Chemainus home or whether she’s taken the right amount of medication. Or even whether she’s had a fall and doesn’t know what to do about it. “It’s been a long and challenging journey for us,” says Giebelhaus. A fall last winter was one of the incidents that ¿nally convinced her family Danes should be in residential care. She moved to Ladysmith’s Lodge on “It was so dif4th two months ago. ¿cult watching “After the fall, my knew she was her trying to keep mother in pain and was at the things together. hospital but didn’t know why,” says GieShe didn’t want belhaus, who’s been to burden us.” her mother’s principal caregiver since Danes, 63, was diagnosed with dementia at UBC’s Alzheimer Disease and Related Disorders’ Clinic eight years ago. And then there was the time she accidentally doubled up on her medication. “She was vomiting and having convulsions before we reached the hospital,” said

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Giebelhaus, 39. “Now I feel content that she’s in good care and I can go to bed without worrying about her,” adds the Ladysmith mother of two teenage children. “I’m still dealing with nostalgia for the way Mom used to be,” concedes Giebelhaus. “It’s been dif¿cult and emotional.” Danes was in her early 50s when Giebelhaus and her family began to notice disturbing signs that began shortly after the break-up of her mother’s second marriage. “Mom was on stress leave from her government job when we noticed she was making very strange decisions and letting a lot of ¿nancial stuff snowball. And she was depressed,” Giebelhaus explains. And as her mom moved to Nanaimo and then back to Chemainus, the symptoms escalated. “At ¿rst, in Chemainus, everything went well. She had raised her family there, knew her way around for shopping and had a good routine,” said Giebelhaus, who visited two or three times a week and phoned every day. But soon the hoarding that had begun innocently enough spiralled into a major problem, and cleanliness became an issue. By this time, Giebelhaus had given up her full-time job for more Àexible house-cleaning work so she could care for her parent. Typical of many dementia sufferers, Danes tried to hide her symptoms. “It was so dif¿cult watching her trying to keep things together when she was incapacitated. She didn’t want to burden us with her problem,” said Giebelhaus with a sigh. Her partner, John Reynolds, has been a pillar of strength, she adds. oarding became so severe she had to clear the apartment just to provide pathways for her mom, she explains. Time passed and the dementia systems worsened. “Old food had to be cleaned from the fridge. She hid her medications or cut them up,” Giebelhaus says. “And she would disagree with the doctors about her health.”

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“It is leveraging resources,â€? added Alphonse, “because we do have programs, however, we do not have the resources to cover the cost for the kind of employees we would need to really run a true program in these emergencies. “You’d need a supervisor and, naturally, there would be counsellors, people who have a specialty in the Âżeld.â€? Calls to Health Canada were not returned by press time Thursday, but Ian Knipe, director of Aboriginal health at the Vancouver Island Health Authority, said his department is already working with Tribes to address the problem. An inter-agency meeting was held a few weeks ago, and a follow-up is

being planned to ascertain what’s needed next. “What we do, Âżrst of all, is listen to the community and the leadership in the community Harvey Alphonse: in terms of how needs resources we can best support them and use a collaborative approach, and then bring the resources to the table,â€? he said. Knipe explained VIHA has a series of programs around Aboriginal health, as well as mental health, to assist with prevention, training and education. There’s even support for staff suffering from what’s called compassion fatigue.

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he Cowichan Valley Regional District is ¿lling in for Pepsi by providing $10,000 so Cowichan Cat Rescue can continue its low-cost spay program this year. The program that began after CCR received an initial dose of $10,000 through the Pepsi Refresh Everything program last year continues through 2012 thanks to the second cash shot from the regional district. “Almost 100 cats belonging to people living below the poverty line were spayed or neutered under that (Pepsi) program

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Fewer unwanted kittens is the goal of a $10,000 CVRD investment into a low-cost spay/neuter program. before the money ran out,” District, funding for this a CCR press release states. program will once again “Now, thanks to a be available. remarkably progressive “By far the great majority and forward-thinking of the pet owners we have Cowichan Valley Regional dealt with are responsible,

loving owners who simply do not have the money to get their cat ¿xed.” CCR is a volunteer organization that aims to prevent over-breeding among cats, which in turn reduces the number of feral cat colonies in the Cowichan Valley. “By adding this program to the animal control budget, the CVRD is in the vanguard of local governments seeking a human, and cost-effective way to deal with the problem of cat over-population.” To learn more about Cowichan Cat Rescue, email cowcatrescue@shaw.ca, visit the group’s website or call 250-743-6500.

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Arena light shining brightly with BC Hydro Ann Andersen

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utting down on the power bills is everybody’s goal. And at Cowichan Arena, they’ve scored at least a couple of hat tricks. In the past ¿ve years, the Cowichan Capitals’ home ice has racked up numerous energy-saving projects helped by gas tax grants channelled through the Union of B.C. Municipalities. Three years of BC Hydro incentives have also helped to carry the program. And the Cowichan Valley Regional District has been so successful at thinking and going Green it is featured this month as an example to other operations on BC Hydro’s website. The arena’s game-changing energy ef¿ciency process began with an audit about ¿ve years ago, explained the CVRD’s Island Savings Centre facilities operations co-ordinator Brad Coleman. “We recognize an area where we may save money and energy, submit the project for approval and once it’s approved we perform the work,” he said. “After that, we submit information for cost recoveries.” These vary signi¿cantly, he added, depending on project choice and energy savings potential. The most visible achievement is the arena’s landmark Big Stick where all 180 thirteen-watt incandescent bulbs had to be replaced every two years. Now, the new 3.5-watt LED lights will need servicing only every 10 years. The energy audit paved the way for the initiatives, says Islands Savings Centre manager John Elzinga in the BC Hydro online story.

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The Big Stick may provide a soft glow to nights at the Cowicha Arena, but BC Hydro says the Islands Savings Centre is doing a fabulous job with energy efÄciency. Overhead lighting in the arena was changed from 1,000-watt halide ¿xtures to 250-watt induction lighting with minimal heat output. The new lamps are expected to last 17 years and retain at least 85 per cent of their light. The centre’s two large air conditioning units have been replaced with high-functioning ef¿cient units and a heat-recovery system has been installed that recovers heat from the rink’s ice plant. As well, timers and occupancy motion sensors in the lobby, dressing rooms and showers mean lights are only on when someone’s there, and T-8 lamps have replaced T-12 Àuorescent lights throughout the facility. Control points have been added and the building’s energy management system, controlling everything from lighting, pumps, heating and cooling, is being updated. The gas tax supplies about 75 per cent of the cost of the initiatives it’s funding with BC Hydro incentives

covering much of what remains, Coleman said. The CVRD is still working on how to best measure the improvements. “However, we do monitor some equipment and have been seeing very good results,” Coleman said. “We’ve de¿nitely seen a difference in our (power) bills,” said Elzinga. Other heat recovery options are being explored like ways to use less water for the Zamboni, toilets and urinals. “We are doing our best to maintain a leading standard in energy conservation,” Coleman told the News Leader Pictorial. And the CVRD wants its staff to know about the green push. Transit analyst Rob Williams and Coleman sit on the CVRD “green team” which sends newsletters to staff about the upgrades. As well, Coleman and Elzinga belong to B.C.’s Recreation Facilities Association that shares Green opportunities with facilities province-wide.

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Tax shift idea OK, but too much too fast Industry to residential: Increase is a lot of money

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e respect North Cowichan council’s tough decision to up home-tax rates the full amount this year. But we have far more sympathy for regular working folks already taxed to the max by all levels of government. Adding another $275 now to the average North Cowichan home sure won’t help. There are arguments on both sides about approving the big boost this year, or using a two-year phase-in. We believe the latter — narrowly defeated 4-3 by council last week — would have given homeowners a smaller pill to swallow this year, and maybe signi¿Council cantly less in 2013 if council is able to should have widen its tax base by then. tax shift to homeowners from loeased the load calThis heavy industry, especially Catalyst’s troubled Crofton pulp mill, does very little to rescue council’s biggest taxpayer handing $5.4-million to North Cowichan annually. But that $275 will certainly make more impact on stretched household budgets. Emotional folks made that point to council several times leading up to May 2. It didn’t sink in. Neither did the years-old, looming tax crisis basically ignored by previous councils too heavily reliant on mill levies. Sure, homeowners are paying now for years of relatively low taxes. But those years could have seen councils under mayors Rex Hollett, Anne Murray, Jon Lefebure, and Tom Walker do far more to coax stores and manufacturing to share the tax load. That didn’t happen. We applaud Councillor John Koury’s recent push giving tax holidays to industrial investors, especially those producing less carbon emissions. Better late than never. Still, this year’s hit did not have to be this hard.

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Seeing both sides of: backwoods use of Ärearms The case against

The case for Cowichan is blessed with a rich wilderness backyard. It is also home to a large number of outdoor enthusiasts, many of whom own guns and like to use them. The practice of taking off to a secluded area of the woods and doing some target practice is well-established with few negative consequences. An RCMP push to crack down on this practice is misplaced.

Shawnigan Lake RCMP say Ärearms complaints have seen a rapid increase during the past few years.

City needs to take responsibility for highway slog Paul Fletcher

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have driven the Trans-Canada Highway through Duncan thousands of times during the 26 years I have lived here. The only change I can report is the highway corridor congestion within the City of Duncan’s borders is worse. There was a plan a while back to reduce congestion. It involved a boulevard of sorts down the centre of the highway. But the city’s aggressive position of no left-turn access to highway businesses resulted in an immediate pushback from the business rendering the plan mute. The ¿re departments put the plan to permanent sleep when they pointed out the middle lane would then no longer be available for emergency vehicles. “Build a bypass and the problem will be gone” continues to be the common refrain of letter-tothe-editor types. Yes, a bypass would end the congestion, but the

impact of the Ministry of Highways plans — the most popular of which sees a bypass stretch from Bench Road in the south to the end of Somenos Road in the north — are too great to see a start in the foreseeable future. Issues such as cost, environmental consequences, loss of farmland and First Nations resistance to a large swath of road corridor passing through or near their traditional territories will likely ground the project before it even hits the planners table. My choice would be an overpass over top of the existing corridor, starting just south of the Cowichan River and ending near Beverly Street. It too would be very costly and would stir it’s own hornet’s nest of opinion due to inherent problems such as visual and noise issues, both of which, I believe could be resolved with creative and imaginative design choices. It is very doubtful either proposal is going to move any closer to reality in this age of government restraint. But the problem is not going to go away. In fact it is likely to worsen as the valley’s population grows, and traf¿c increases.

Cowichan isn’t as small as it once was and the outdoors are no longer as wide open, Gunshots are disruptive to the peace and it is becoming increasingly difficult to find places to shoot where people aren’t being disturbed, or worse, put at risk. This isn’t the Wild West. Find a gun range or put your weapons away.

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Perhaps the ideal solution then would be to explore cheaper options such as roundabouts at Boys Road and Beverly Street to slow traf¿c down entering the city, and to reduce the red-light pulse effect. How about adding turning lanes at all intersections so traf¿c can exit on the highway without interfering with traf¿c Àow? We missed a great opportunity for that option when the Shell Gas station was recon¿gured. A great suggestion I heard from a highway businessman was to move highway sidewalks back a block to create safe, and more pleasant passage for pedestrians. Then there is the age-old complaint of traf¿c-light timing. Perhaps it is time to take a fresh look and see if improvements can be found. It is time for the city to take the lead role and get its discussion going again rather than passing blame onto others for the inaction to ease the congestion pain. Ladysmith challenged the agencies to resolve its TCH issues and now has a beautiful, award-

winning corridor through town. Granted, its slice of the highway does not have urban in¿ll narrowing it on both sides but it took action and received satisfaction. Here we sit, content knowing that studies have been done and that it is not our issue anymore. Take advantage of the tremendous knowledge and expertise available locally by hosting a town hall meeting to start the process toward taking back the corridor. Invite residents to lay the groundwork with fresh ideas. Follow this with pressure on the provincial government to take action and then let the experts wrap it up. Let’s make the corridor a pleasurable drive and as congestion-free as possible instead of a stressful, polluting barrier that divides our city. Paul Fletcher is former Duncan city councillor who writes monthly in the News Leader Pictorial.


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YOUR TURN

Will an illegal deÄcit school budget spell positive change for Cowichan students? “They should submit a deficit budget to make a point, especially in a district like Cowichan, because our school board’s underfunded compared to larger school districts on the mainland; they don’t have the wiggle room here.”

“I don’t really approve of the whole illegal part of doing their budget. It’s showing kids that doing illegal things is OK, in a way, but it’s easier to ask for forgiveness than to ask for permission.”

Bob Elliott, Youbou

Sean Edmondson, Chemainus

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Forest reserve an impressive resource

Tax shift is done, now let’s get to work on expanding the tax base

Dear editor Like everyone else I must live with the vote taken by council to impose a major tax increase on residential property. I have a greater responsibility now to focus my attention on matters that will help our community grow. With the heavy lifting complete I believe council must move away from the anxiety of debate and swiftly toward bylaw and policy development that will encourage rapid growth in residential, commercial and industrial sectors. Council needs to put aside its differences and focus on action items to achieve our economic development priorities. With a sense of urgency we need to increase customer service levels, reduce barriers to business, streamline approval processes and welcome business and investment with open arms. I believe North Cowichan is blessed with highly competent people in place who care and can get the job done. I look forward to working in a positive, constructive way to advance and unleash the awesome potential of this region. John Koury, councillor, North Cowichan

In my opinion: With it, North Cowichan is accomplishing much

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hat North Cowichan has accomplished with its 5,000 acres of privately held forest land is impressive. Harvested areas are promptly planted and young trees are spaced, brushed, and pruned to increase their value in the future. Invasive alien plants are controlled, and areas at high risk for wild¿re receive fuel treatment. In addition to good planning and record keeping, the forestry staff pursues partnerships and funding for a variety of projects with the objective to manage to Crown land standards. The forest reserve — including parcels at Mt. Tzouhalem, Maple Mountain, Mt. Richards, Mt. Andrew Leong Prevost and Mt. Sicker — provide more than trees. comments submitted online at cowichannewsleader.com GrifÄn McKenzie, Braeden McKenzie, Joshua Wong and Tobin Tregear identify their critter count Änding as butter Logging roads traverse these areas and are valuclams during the annual International Low Tide Day event at Kil-pah-las Beach in Cowichan Bay on Saturday, May 5. able and require upkeep. Provincially, there is a trend toward deactivatTrustees have a moral obligation to cize, each cutback and its impact made by the attach signage to their poles, because (a) it is ing roads as the costs to maintain them (as well as cross legal budget line administrator. illegal, and (b) nails and staples create a safety other risks) are too high. At North Cowichan, roads Dear editor This resulting public outcry is the only hazard to their employees, particularly during are valued. The costs to maintain them aren’t alThe B.C. government has established a taxmethod now of holding the government acnight work in the rain. Such illegal signage ways offset by corresponding harvesting revenues, cut cycle. The cycle consists of giving tax cuts countable. It is democracy in action. can be removed at any time, by anyone who but that is a cost of doing business. that produce a government de¿cit resulting in Gerry Masuda appreciates having their power restored during There are also ¿rst-class trails to hike or bike inadequate budgets for education. The tax cut Duncan winter storms. with views to knock your socks off. You can watch cycle continues with the recent budget. If there was less illegal signage littering the tall ships at Maple Bay, enjoy panoramas from In my opinion, this continuing cutback in our community — on the roadside verge, the south and east faces of Mt. Prevost; or marvel People need to learn the facts about education has become a moral issue. The on telephone poles, and on postal boxes — at the hustle of Cowichan Bay from Mt. Tzouimpact of continuing cutbacks now affects each public signage people would have a better idea of what was halem. student throughout their lives, especially in the Dear editor and wasn’t allowed, and legal signs like Mr. Many people can enter the trails from their own case of students with special needs. Trustees Ketch’s probably wouldn’t get removed along neighbourhoods, which is pretty handy. I’m glad to see contractors are removing must act now to stop continuing inadequate with the illegal ones. illegal signs from the verge of public roads Other types of recreation you can enjoy in the school budgets. Drew Shaw because the roadside verge is public, not forest reserve are cycling, hiking, running, snowTrustees are placed in the position where Duncan private, property; and advertising signs on it shoeing, horseback riding and nature-watching. they legally have no alternative but to impose are illegal, ugly, and an unsafe distraction for Adrian Brody crawled through a young plantation cutbacks in services, primarily by cutting back drivers (particularly novice ones). Any business Everyone should have got the on the south face of Mt. Prevost when the movie staff and programs. The trustees can no longer sign that is on private property, like Mr Ketch’s Wrecked was ¿lmed. ful¿ll their responsibilities of looking after their in this article, should, of course, not be touched spotlight in awards coverage The forestry program also supports scholarships, students’ interests. Their only alternative now by anyone else; however, given how many Dear editor a student job each summer, an annual woodworkis to publicize the crisis in our classrooms. A illegal roadside signs there are, it’s understandI was disappointed with the uneven print ing contest and a ¿rewood draw for interested way to do this is to submit a restoration/de¿cit able Mainroad South Island Contracting (and coverage of the Black Tie awards. I saw that charities. These are just some of the spin-offs. budget and be replaced by an administrator. companies like them) will end up removing big coverage photo of Business Achievement The forest reserve is a business and the goal is The responsibilities of the ex-trustees, teachers, a few legal signs accidentally as they do their winner Chad Conrad and read all about him to be pro¿table each year. Harvested trees provide parents, and students would then be to publijjob. Businesses and individuals need to know but he was just one of the eight winners. How revenues, but the expenses to do proper planning, tthe rules about where they can, and cannot, disappointing for the other winners to be left on development and stand tending are part of the ppost advertising signage. the sideline, as an afterthought in a small photo balance sheet. The roadside verge is public property. Adver- in the bottom of the article. How disappointing The forestry staff harvests a certain amount of ttising on a roadside verge is litter, and can be to be unable to recognize the other winners’ allowable timber each year, but has the Àexibility rremoved at any time, by anyone walking their faces and link them to their awards. to reduce this when log markets are poor. During “Did North Cowichan council decide right in shifting a ddog. Canada Post boxes are private property, I checked out your website hoping for more tough economic times in the forest industry, staff significant portion of taxes on to homeowners, and off of aand taping signs to them is vandalism. Such details and perhaps individual photos of the rest has adjusted harvest levels in accordance with Crofton’s pulp mill?” vvandalism can be cleaned up at any time, by of the winners since there wouldn’t be a space low market prices. The result is maintenance and You answered: (87 votes) aanyone using the postal box including Canada restriction. Again poor coverage! Please could other expenses continued and may have outpaced 60 per cent NO Post employees. Telephone poles are private P you equally include the others who worked revenues. pproperty, and attaching signs to them is vandal- hard to deserve these prestigious awards. A tough part of forest resource management is To vote on the next Question of the Week, log onto the i ism. In 2011, BC Hydro used community Leah J. McIntosh costing forest uses such as recreation, landscapes, web poll at www.cowichannewsleader.com nnewspapers to ask British Columbians not to Duncan tourism, protection of sensitive ecosystems and water resources, to name a few. What is the value of the trails system on Mt. Tzouhalem for example? Healthy communities expect these social and environmental values will be managed. The District of North Cowichan Forest Reserve 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. provides a cost-effective timber program and response to issues raised in our pages get top priority; Keep it clean — attack the issue, Here’s how to send it to us: a valuable forest resource to residents of North not the individual. • Email your thoughts to editor@cowichannewsleader.com Cowichan, the value of which extends beyond the You must include your full name, home community and a phone number where we can • Mail your letter to Unit 2, 5380 Trans-Canada Highway, Duncan B.C., V9L 6W4 reach you during office hours. Addresses and phone numbers will not be published. • Fax it to us at 250-746-8529 balance sheet.

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Kelly Schellenberg, Eric Jeklin and Margaret Symon are locally based registered professional foresters.


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Friday, May 11, 2012

Remembering a reporter, miner, cowboy and POW Obituary: Jack-of-many-trades Klaus Muenter died in March at age 89 Peter W. Rusland

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eteran reporter, Russian prisoner of war, log-camp worker, miner and cowboy Klaus Muenter recently died in Duncan’s Cairnsmore Place lodge. He was 89. Long-time friend Peter Bottomley painted a

picture of Muenter as one of many fascinating, yet unsung, Cowichan characters. Born in Dresden, Germany, Muenter came to Cowichan in 1950s after serving with the German army during the Second World War, and running an enigma code-machine for a time, Bottomley said. Muenter eventually spent three gruelling years on the Russian Front, from 1942 to 1945, before being captured by Czech partisans, then handed to Russian forces. He survived Âżve hard years in a Russian POW camp. Future island journalist Meunter kept diaries of

his life in prison, but those logs were eventually lost. Incredibly, Bottomley said, Muenter’s diaries surfaced years later in a Czech Klaus Muenter: museum, and were sent to Muenter who was living in accurate Cowichan by then. “His diaries could be with his step-granddaughter in Victoria,� he said. Once released in 1950, Meunter came to Canada and landed in B.C. where he had relatives. He worked at some 25 jobs including work in

a Cariboo-region cattle ranch, a chokerman at an island logging camp, a deckhand with a Chemainus Towing tug, a miner at the Mount Sicker copper mine, and a deckhand aboard a PaciÂżc Biological Station research vessel. Then came Muenter’s career as a reporter. He initially wrote for the Sidney Review, and later became a Duncan correspondent for the Victoria Daily Colonist until 1973 when he went to work for the Nanaimo Free Press, from which he retired in 1987. The friendly guy, who loved German shepherd dogs, also freelanced countless articles and photos for the Cowichan Leader and Pictorial between 1968 and 1973. “He was dead accurate when he wrote something,â€? Bottomley said.

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ANSWERS: 1.True: British Columbians use an average of 426 litres of water per day; the average Canadian uses 329 litres of water per day (nearly double what Europeans use!)* 2. False: Never put fats, oils or grease down the drain - when these substances enter our wastewater they can clog pipes and deplete oxygen in the aquatic environment. 3. False: Watering your lawn thoroughly once per week rather than lightly at a greater frequency will strengthen the roots and promote a greener, healthier lawn.

When you turn on your tap asks you to “Get to know and clean, safe water comes your H2O.” Think about the impact of your everyday acout, do you ever wonder how tions and how a few simple it got there or what happens changes really can make a when it goes down the drain? difference. Or why you should care? Have you thought about “It is often said that the how much water you can ability to provide clean save by drinking walimiting ter and treat your shower sewage is the time to five greatest conminutes, or tribution to by turning off public health the tap while our world has brushing seen,” says your teeth? Daisy Foster, How about CEO of BC by reducing Water & lawn waterWaste Association. “Yet, drinkingwaterweek.org ing or raising the level of in our part of your lawn the world, we mower blade to cut down on take for granted that we can evaporation? simply turn on the tap and Did you know that what we clean water gushes out. We put down our sink or toilet forget that we use that same can have a serious impact treated water to hose down on fish and the aquatic our driveways and water our environment? Detergents, lawns. We flush our toilets medications, and many other and away it goes along with household products end whatever we put down there.” up at wastewater treatment She adds, “We make the plants where special processeffort to turn out lights to es are required to minimize conserve energy, yet we the impact on the receiving don’t make the connection waters. Fats, oils and grease between energy and water that we put down our drains use. Many of us are unaware can often cause blockages in of the energy that is used to sewer lines resulting in costly treat and distribute water.” repairs. During Drinking During Drinking Water Water Week, take the time to Week, May 13 – 19, 2012, BC find out about safer disposal Water & Waste Association

Are you water wise? Take the Community Water Challenge and enter to win an exciting water-themed getaway courtesy of the Fairmont Waterfront Hotel and Helijet! It’s simple – just pledge to take one of the water wise actions below. Make your pledge at:

N26% of British Columbians have no idea where the water that flows from their tap comes from.* NThe average Canadian uses 329 litres of water per day. However, the average Canadian thinks they only use 132 litres per day.* NWe use up to 50% more water in the summertime when people are watering their lawns and gardens.** *2011 Canadian Water Attitudes Study, commissioned by RBC and Unilever Canada **BC Stats 2009

For more water wise tips and ‘Did You Knows’, and to download educational ducatio activities for your home or classroom, visit www.drinkingwaterweek.org.

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Use native plants & drought tolerant plants for landscaping; they usually only need water the first year to become established! CVRD operated water systems are on Stage 1 watering restrictions from: June 1 to October 1 of each year. Residents with ODD numbered houses may sprinkle only on ODD numbered days. Residents with EVEN numbered houses may sprinkle only on EVEN numbered days. Exception: Saltair Water System same as Town of Ladysmith – see below. Saltair Water System Sprinkling Restrictions June 1st – October 1st You may sprinkle on your scheduled day for a maximum of 2 hours between: 6:00 am – 9:00 am OR 7:00 pm – 10:00 pm Residents with ODD numbered houses may sprinkle Tuesday, Thursday & Saturday Residents with EVEN numbered houses may sprinkle Wednesday, Friday & Sunday

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Join us for community BBQ’s in celebration of the newly upgraded Dogwood Ridge & Lambourn Estates Water Systems! Tours of the treatment buildings, free giveaways of water-smart products, educational material & free burgers!! For more information, please call the Engineering & Environmental Services Department at (250) 746-2530.


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ArtBeat new heartbeat for Chemainus nightlife Peter W. Rusland

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Chemainus sculptor Daniel Cline’s stone octopus was popular during the Cowichan Valley Arts Council’s recent Fine Arts Show in Duncan. which the town sprung to life in the evenings with art, entertainment, dining and shopping,” said organizer Phil Mavis, owner of The Willow Street Café. “It seemed to be a perfect ¿t for

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rtBeat will be the Friday night heartbeat of Chemainus this summer, between June and August. Brass with the Chemainus Valley Cultural Arts Society are now seeking artists of all media to submit work for Mural Town’s new arts push running June 22 to Aug. 31. ArtBeat will be a weekly art walk and street party on south Willow Street from 5 to 9 p.m. on Friday evenings. The event will spotlight local artists backed by a roster of music, entertainment and demonstrations. Shops and eateries will also be open. “I was inspired to propose the art walk concept for Chemainus by my recent trip to Hanapepe, Hawaii in

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Join us May 13th for Mother’s Day Buffet Brunch Our special Mother’s Day Brunch Buffet features stuffed french toast, made to order waffles and omelettes, eggs Benedict, two carved items, stuffed yorkies, seafood, dessert bar and so much more! Only $19.95.

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James here this Who’s laughing now? Canada’s favourite funny man usually attracts packed Cowichan houses weekend to split his usual sides with laughter Krista Siefken

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anada’s best-selling comedian returns to Cowichan Saturday with his latest stand-up show Ron James ... LIVE! Ron James is a biennial staple at the Cowichan Theatre and typically attracts a packed and appreciative

audience. His last Duncan visit earned him a 9-out-of-10 rating from News Leader Pictorial arts reporter Peter W. Rusland. “His full-throttle humour is couched in priceless expressions matching a down-east delivery skewering social observations we’ve all made but not admitted,” Rusland wrote in 2010. And James’ latest 90-minute offering

looks unlikely to disappoint. “From MAC-savvy twenty-something tattooed techno-geeks to the midlife angst of whiny, aging baby boomers, James weaves a verbal tapestry of trademark laughs that audiences and media alike have endorsed from coast to coast,” his promo material reads. “Whether it’s our national blood sport of contemporary politics, or family stories from the 1960s, where dreams

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of making the NHL are squandered on peewee league hand-me-down hockey skates with buckles a leprechaun would wear ... Ron James ... LIVE! has something for everyone.” Your ticket What: Ron James ... LIVE! When: Saturday, May 12, 8 p.m. Where: Cowichan Theatre Tickets: $51. Call 250-748-7529

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In concert

ON STAGE

Brats add colour to Mill Bay weekend

The Cowichan Valley Concert Band, led by director Ron McFarlane, performs A Spring Thing concert on Friday April 27 at Quamichan Middle School.

Carey on the waterfront

Dreaming in Colour: Brenda’s Brats present a choral concert and artisan display to raise funds for youth music, 7 p.m. Saturday, Pioneer Square Mall lower level, 900 Shawnigan Mill Bay Rd. Advance tickets $15, $10 for children under 10, baked goods and beverage included at Vines to Wines in Mill Bay. Email eartraining@shaw.ca, or call 250743-7866. A 2 p.m. matinee is scheduled for Sunday. Saturday also features a free artisan display from noon to 5 p.m.

Wendy Carey Artwork Display: author of the book Up Close and Personal, an underwater view of Vancouver Island, offers a unique collection of artwork from this weekend until May 27, at the Cowichan Bay Maritime Centre. Call 250-746-4955 for information.

Hughes: In His Own Words in his own town A display for E.J.: Shawnigan Museum opens new gallery celebrating the work of community’s most famous painter Peter W. Rusland

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anada’s smallest-but-mightiest gallery dedicated to Cowichan’s late brushmaster, E. J. Hughes, opens Saturday in the Shawnigan Lake Museum. Artifacts from Hughes’ Duncan home, plus original artwork, photos, and a sheaf of quotes from the celebrated war artist, auctionhouse hero, and former Shawnigan resident will be displayed starting at 5 p.m. The show in a new addition to the main museum — opposite Aitken & Fraser Store — is called In His Own Words because of those quotes bespeaking Hughes’ modest, creative nature. Creator Lori Treloar says it is a great addition to a facility that already features plenty about the Kinsol Trestle and other items celebrating Shawnigan’s heritage.

Cowichan artistic icon E.J. Hughes cut his teeth as a war artist.

“Rather than me interpret him, I’m letting Hughes interpret himself through his own words,” Treloar said. “We’re focusing more on the Shawnigan part of Hughes’ career,” she said of the hamlet where the Order of Canada and B.C. member is buried. “I’d need an entire museum to focus on his whole career.” Treloar was especially proud of Hughes’ painting table, palette, brushes, easel, and other items donated to the Hughes ‘pocket’ museum by his family. “His family was very kind. “The (Canadian) war museum and independent owners have large collections, but we have a nice collection for the public to see up close.” Shawnigan’s museum is honouring Hughes’ wish for average folks to appreciate his detailed, gaily coloured works of West Coast life spanning boats, docks and beaches, to cabins, trees and towns. Treloar’s idea was shared by volunteer Peter Nash, who noted fellow volunteer-patron Garth Harvey will be saluted Saturday. “E.J. Hughes wanted people to look at his work and not be told about it, but get their own feelings about it,” Nash said of the miniHughes haven hanging the famed painter’s certi¿cate from the Vancouver College of Art. Guests also include Hughes’ long-time friend and assistant Pat Salmon, who helped guard the highly-private, soft-spoken artist’s time for painting until his death at age 93 in 2007. “Ed lived in Shawnigan Lake with (wife) Fern from 1950 to 1974, when they moved to Cobble Hill where she died in about ‘74,” Salmon said of Fern, who suffered from

courtesy Douglas and McIntyre

This 1961 Hughes oil Old Baldy Mountain, Shawnigan Lake is part of the Barbeau Foundation collection. The sketch upon which it was based is available for viewing at the new Hughes exhibiti at the Shawnigan Lake Museum. muscular dystrophy and blindness. “Ed would be be tickled pink about this little museum. “It’s like a poor-man’s Hughes exhibit,” she said, applauding support from Frank and Nancy Roseborough, and others. “Nancy had the only Hughes art opening that he came to,” Salmon said of Shawnigan’s former Auld Kirk Gallery.

“Ed always bought something at others’ art shows, based on their ¿delity to nature.” Your ticket What: E.J. Hughes’ gallery launch In His Own Words When: May 12, 5 to 7 p.m. Where: Shawnigan Lake Museum. Call 250-743-8675.

Brown brings acclaimed roots sound

Brennan here A man the Cowichan Folk Guild says is rapidly becoming recognized as one of Vancouver Island’s most outstanding performers headlines the guild’s upcoming coffeehouse. “He is an urban country folk artist, blending the raw honesty of rock and country with the poetics and intelligence of the folk tradition,” CFG artistic director Robert McCourty said in a press release. The Cowichan Folk Guild Coffeehouse doors open at 7 p.m. at the Duncan United Church, 246 Ingram St. CFG members admission by donation, nonmembers $7, no charge for open stage performers.

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anadian Solo Folk Artist of the Year in 2008. Maple Blues Acoustic Artist Award Winner. International Blues Challenge Semi-Finalist. Threetime Juno nominee in both the roots and blues categories. The list of accolades for Michael Jerome Brown is a long one. The multi-instrumentalist and songwriter his promo material calls a living encyclo-

pedia of American roots music is in Duncan Sunday. “Whether he’s gliding a slide across his National guitar, pulling his bow over the ¿ddle strings to play a lively Cajun waltz, or frailing away on his gourd banjo, Michael’s passion and virtuosity always shine through,” the material states. Browne’s show is 8 p.m., Duncan Garage Showroom, 330 Duncan Street. Tickets are $20 advance, $25 door. Call 250-748-7246.

Eyes and ears

Michael Jerome Brown.

One critic likened an evening with The Konsorados (right) to pulling up a chair in a country kitchen. Another called Allen Dobb one of the finest and most literate tunesmiths in the country. And while the combination has already been proven a treat for the ears, Saturday’s concert in Duncan is also a treat for the eyes In The Music in Your Eyes Tour, The Konsorados and Dobb celebrate music and sight with partial proceeds to blindness prevention. The music starts at 8 p.m., Duncan Garage Showroom. Tickets $12 at Ten Old Books (250-715-1383); $15 at the door.

Your Veterinarian... your other Family Doctor Overweight Pets Dear Doctor: My pet is overweight – what can I do?

Gillian Wiley Veterinarian

First, take heart – this is possible! You control the food – most animals can’t get into a locked container and feed themselves. Firstly add up all the food your pet consumes in a day – don’t forget cookies, snacks and table scraps. For free feeders (especially cats) you can provide a

measured amount at the beginning of the day and measure what is left the next morning to see how much was eaten. You will probably get a good idea of the true amount if you average several days. Now you know how much you are feeding. Next cut back on that daily amount by about one fifth to one quarter overall. Eliminate the items with less nutritional value first (rich dog treats, bacon, etc). Or consider switching to a lower calorie food so that you can feed the same number of cups daily

but your pet is getting fewer calories. There are many diet choices and when in doubt your veterinarian can help you to choose an appropriate one. Finally don’t forget the many benefits of increasing exercise - a raised metabolic rate can persist for a lot longer than just that hour’s run in the country. For cats and small dogs, a fun game with a favourite toy counts too. Good luck, and don’t forget to weigh in occasionally.

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Your Cowichan Valley events calendar Saturday Queen Margaret’s School Gala: Celebrating Our Global Community is the theme of the school’s annual fundraiser beginning with a welcome reception at 5 p.m., silent auction, an International buffet

and a live auction with Cam Drew. Then dance the night away to the McCandless Family Band. Call 250 746-4185 for information. Tyee Kennel Club: annual dog show runs Friday, Saturday & Sunday, at a new venue, Cowichan Exhibition Park, 7380



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Trans-Canada Hwy, Duncan, Conformation, obedience, rally and agility. Special events Saturday including a That 70’s show costume contest, pasta dinner only $10 and raffle prizes. Free admission. For more go to tyeekennelclub. com A Day at the Beach: a Bench PAC fundraiser featuring a bouncy castle, merry-goswing, ballroom and games galoer, plus plant, clothing and book sales, 10:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Bench Elementary School. Proceeds to the Bench playground expansion.

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Shawnigan Lake Scarecrow Trail: includes a South African market as part of CIS’s “Bringing Stories to the Street” project, 11 a.m. to 2 p.m., Dewar McCarthy Accountants, 2769 Shawnigan Lake Rd. Free. Call 250-748-3112. Garage Sale: at the Duncan Guide Hall on Cairnsmore Street to raise money for the hall’s new roof, 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Fourth-annual Nearly New Fashion Show: a fundraiser for micro-loans and teen challenge, featuring quality, nearly new clothing and accessories.

All clothes $5 or less, New Life Church, 1839 Tzouhalem Rd. Duncan. Doors open at noon for strawberry shortcake and tea. Show at 1 p.m. admission $5. Call 250-748-6521 for information. Cowichan Consort’s Featuring Our Youth: Concerto Competition winner Nathan Bomans performs violin solo with orchestra, while runner-up Richard Cunningham sings solo with the orchestra, 7:30 to 10 p.m., Christian Reformed Church, Trunk Rd, Duncan, $15, Children 12-and-under $12. Call 250-743-9839 for information. Cowichan Bay Spot Prawn Festival: loved by chefs and in stores for a short window of time, the fresh spot prawn

NOTICE OF OPEN BOARD MEETING The Open Board Meeting of the Board of Education will take place on Wednesday, May 16, 2012 at 6:30 pm in the Blue Gym at Mount Prevost Middle School, 6177 Somenos Road. Third and Final Reading of the 2012-2013 Annual Budget will be considered at this meeting.

In Celebration of Duncan’s Centennial 2012

Cowichan Theatre presents

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Duncan Auxiliary RCMP Const. Travis Goranson was among a team of volunteers from the Cowichan Valley helping lend a hand at the Duncan McDonald’s on McHappy Day, May 2. The national one-day fundraising event raises money for the Ronald McDonald House program and local children’s charities across Canada. season is becoming a rite of spring as is the collaboration between the Village of Cowichan Bay, local merchants, area chefs and the Maritime Museum Centre. For details of this fourth-annual event go to prawnfest.ca Live At The Met: featuring Verdi’s Ernani: Angela Meade takes center stage as Elvira in Verdi’s thrilling early gem set in Spain, 1519. Salvatore Licitra is her mismatched lover, Ernani,10 a.m., Cowichan Theatre. Tickets $26, senior $24 St. $22 Child $15.50. Call 250-748-7529.

Sunday Mother’s Day at The Raptors: an unforgettable exploration of owls, hawks, and eagles. Enjoy daily 1:30 p.m. flying demonstration followed by complementary tea and cookies, 11 a.m. at the Raptors-Birds of Prey Centre, 1877 Herd Road, half-price admission for mothers. Call 250-746-0372.

Monday Mountain Bike Rides: group rides. We meet at Cowichan Cycles at 5:30 p.m. or at the Mount Tzouhalem Parking lot at 6 p.m. No one gets left behind. Cal 250-748-2453.

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Tuesday E&N Restoration: listen to executive director Graham Bruce speak about the line’s future and answer questions from the public, 1:30 p.m. Duncan Travelodge. Call 250-746-1958, or 597-3074 for more information. Body Smart: a free sex education work shop for students in Grade 4 to 6 and their parents presented by Kerri Isham from Power up Work Shops, courtesy of Cowichan District Parents Advisory Council, 7 p.m. at Mount Prevost Middle School. To register email dpac@cowichanvalleydpac.ca. Glaciers and Tree Rings: learn what ancient forests buried by glaciers can tell us about climate from Bethany Coulthard of the University of Victoria Department of Geography, 7:30 p.m. at the Freshwater EcoCentre on Wharncliffe Road Duncan. A free public presentation sponsored by the Cowichan Valley Naturalists. For more call 250-746-6141.

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Love Hurts – This Flight Tonight – Hair of the Dog – Expect No Mercy Broken Down Angel – Razamanaz – My White Bicycle Advance Tickets to May 31st: $45

finalists from Grade 4 through 12 compete in speech arts in four age groups. This Duncan Rotary-sponsored event starts with dinner at 6 p.m. followed by awards finals for 7 p.m. at the Travelodge Duncan. Cash and scholarship awards totalling $4,370 will be presented. Call 250-748-3105.

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CAMPBELL: Roselyne – passed away peacefully at her home on Monday May 7, 2012 surrounded by her family. Born in Sibu, Malaysia on February 3, 1947. Lovingly remembered by her family; husband Derek; children; Aron and his wife Marnie, Jon and his wife Jackie and Fiona; grandchildren; Aidan, Joshua, Ava and Cooper. Roselyne’s selessness and kindness endeared her to family and friends alike. Her bravery in the face of a very difďŹ cult illness will serve as an inspiration to all who knew her. A Celebration of Roselyne’s life will be held at St. John’s Anglican Church, 486 Jubilee St., Duncan BC on Tuesday, May 15, 2012 at 2 p.m. In lieu of owers, memorial donations may be made to the BC Cancer Foundation. Online condolences may be offered at www.hwwallacecbc.com

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

MILES, Marybet Marybet passed away peacefully on May 8, 2012 after a courageous battle with cancer. She was born on July 23,1937 in Victoria, B.C. She moved to Duncan as a young child with her family. She worked as a Hairstylist for 50 years in Duncan and was very devoted to her clients and they will truly miss her. She had a great passion for golďŹ ng and loved her weekly golf game with the ladies and made many new friends. She also loved her winter holiday in Hawaii every year with her husband Ronnie, she always said "it was her home away from home." Marybet was a strong, wise, beautiful woman who lived her life to its fullest. Predeceased by her (daughter) Kelly, (mother) Lorraine, and (sister) Jauncey. Marybet is survived by her loving husband Ronnie, and her children, Janice (Duffy), Kim (Susan) and stepchildren Lori and Danny, her grandchildren and great grandchildren. The family would like to acknowledge the thoughtful and compassionate care provided by Dr. Philpson and the nurses at Cowichan District Hospital who made Marybet's passage as comfortable as possible. There will be no service at Marybet's request. In lieu of owers, we ask that you please donate to the Canadian Cancer Society.

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CYR, Jeannine (Bubbles) Gladys Sara, in the early hours of May 2, 2012, at the age of 77 surrounded by her family, with great pain and sorrow we announce the passing of our mother. Born Feb 8, 1935, in Vancouver, BC she leaves her loving children; Brian (Linda) Cyr, Maureen (Mark) Webster, cherished grandchildren David (Valerie) Webster, Kristi, ďŹ ancĂŠ Iain Tulk, great grandchildren Jacob, Isabelle, and Madison Webster, as well as her extended family; Dave, Sue, Jeremy and Trenton Baslee Steven, Shanna Ava, and Sienna Baslee. She was pre-deceased by her husband Hoarce (1995) and mother Joyce Carson (2004). Mom enjoyed many things in her life, the cabin at Horne Lake, Traveling in the RV, Spider Lake Springs, beachcombing, reading, crocheting, knitting, sewing, gardening and more recently baking for her family working up at Fort McMurray. Our mother had many fond memories of our Jamaica trip, Big Qualicum camping , traveling to Alaska with her brother in law Marcel Graitson (Jan 2012). She was a member of the ladies Aux. of the Fraternal Order of Eagles for 42 years. Mom worked at the plywoods in Port Alberni, Robinson’s Store in Duncan for 19 years until its doors closed. We would like to extend our sincere gratitude to Dr. N. Paul Watson, the nursing staff of 2nd North CDH and Cairnsmore Place. In lieu of owers donations may be made to the Cancer Society. Celebration of Life will be Friday May 18, 2012 1:00pm at Eagles Hall, corner of Jacobs Road and Boys Road, Duncan FIRST MEMORIAL FUNERAL SERVICES

250-748-2134

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OTTOSEN - Inger Marie (nee Hansen) died surrounded by family on May 3, 2012, in Duncan, BC. She was born in Ringsted, Denmark, on March 30, 1929. Inger followed love to immigrate to the Cowichan Valley in 1950 and was married to her husband Henning for 61 years. She devoted her life to raising a loving family, running a productive farm and creating one of the most stunning gardens in the Valley. Her determined and feisty nature will not be forgotten by those who loved her. Inger is survived by her husband Henning; sister Gerda in Ringsted; children Annie Fisher (Barry), Allan Ottosen (Debbie), Karen Garnett (David), Margaret Walker (John), Sonia Ottosen (Gordon), foster children Frances Nash and Peter Wallace and their families; grandchildren Heather (David), Alison (Jesse), Rita, Desmond, Timothy, Raynor, Julia, Ole and Hamish; great-granddaughter Kalena; much-loved family in Denmark; and hen and chicks in her garden. Inger is predeceased by sisters Rigmor and Mary. Thank you to the Shawnigan Lake Fire Department, BC Ambulance Service and Cowichan District Hospital for the wonderful care provided. A small private memorial will be held at a later date, near the sequoia tree Inger propagated so many years ago. Donations can be made in Inger’s honour to the Heart and Stroke Foundation or Canadian Diabetes Association. Or plant peonies and roses in your garden. FIRST MEMORIAL FUNERAL SERVICES

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KLAUS MUENTER

June 30, 1922 - March 11, 2012 Klaus Muenter passed away peacefully in Duncan at Cairnsmore Place with family at his side. He was predeceased by his loving wife Peggy (2009) and stepson Edward Blin (2011). He is survived by stepchildren Leslie McCallum (Ian), Sue PyeďŹ nch, Leif Hagar, their children and grandchildren. He also leaves behind his niece Karin Bartelt and family in Oldenburg, Germany. Klaus was born in Dresden, Germany and came to Canada after enduring the Second World War. With relatives already in Saskatchewan, Klaus started his Canadian experience there. Moving west to Clinton B.C. Klaus worked on a cattle ranch before settling with Peggy and family on Vancouver Island. His love of humanity, animals, nature and the arts led him towards journalism. He became a well respected newspaper man contributing stories and photographs to The Sidney Review, The Daily Colonist, The Nanaimo Free Press, The Leader and The Pictorial. Klaus’ personal journals chronicled his youth in Germany, the war years, his journey to Canada and more intimately, his Baymount years at 2121 Tzouhalem Rd. with family, an orchard, gardens and a menagerie of animals. In saying good-bye to Klaus we must also acknowledge his life long devotion to his German Shepherds. The family is grateful for the care Klaus received at Cowichan District Hospital and Cairnsmore Place. Klaus will be honoured at a private family gathering.

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GREAVES, Allan H.P. Dec. 31, 1929 - Apr. 12, 2012 Allan was raised in Maple Bay and Victoria. He worked for C.P.R. Coastal Steamship Co., traveling the coast to Alaska. Later, as a member of the Merchant Marine of Canada, he visited a number of countries, climbing the Great Pyramid and leaving his initials on the Acropolis of Athens. Al held a commercial pilot's licence and enjoyed ying. After retiring from the R.C.M.P in 1975, Al & Thelma returned to Vancouver Island to pursue his ďŹ rst love, boating, taking their motor vessel, Trident through the Panama Canal. He also enjoyed retracing his earlier years, boating to Alaska. Al considered himself extremely fortunate, being able to accomplish most of his dreams. He truly liked people and formed many friendships throughout his life. His strength, sense of humour, love and generosity will be deeply missed by his family, Thelma, Mark (Olya), Sandy (Shawn), grandchildren Jen, Doug and Tessa. We feel he and daughter Cindy, whom he sadly missed, are now reunited. The family wish to thank Dr. Robinson, Cowichan District Hospital staff and the London Drug pharmacists for their sincere help and understanding. Al requested no service be held.

GREEN, Albert (Bill) M It is with great sadness that we have to say Goodbye to our beloved Husband, Father and Grandfather Albert (Bill) M. Green who passed away suddenly on May 7th, 2012 with his loving wife Irene by his side. Bill was born August 20th, 1924 in Quatsino, BC to parents Francis and Bertha. He loved to ďŹ sh and was a die-hard hockey fan. Time spent with family and friends meant the world to him. We will greatly miss his detailed stories and his presence at our family dinners. Predeceased by his wife Ann, sister Amy, brother Art, Frank and John and son-in-law Barry. He is survived by: his wife Irene, children Starr (Mike), Wanda (Hank), Bill (Diane), Don and John; brother George: grandchildren: Shaun, Michelle (Terry), Cindy (Darryl), Tara, Darrin (Jeanine), Kenny (Ashley) and Tiann, plus his seven great grandchildren. The family would like to express sincere gratitude to Pat and Lois for all their help over the years. Please come and share memories of a great man with the family on Saturday May 26th, 2012, starting at 1:00pm at the Duncan’s Royal Canadian Legion, 25 Kenneth Street. FIRST MEMORIAL FUNERAL SERVICES

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RON HILL MEMORIAL SERVICE Sheryl Chester and family invite you to a

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LEGALS Canadian Parents for French You are invited to attend CPF Cowichan Valley Chapter Annual General Meeting 7pm - Wed., May 23/2012 Coffee on the Moon 501 Canada Ave, Duncan Please Note: Meetings are in English (no French required)

LOST AND FOUND FOUND - ONE TOYOTA KEY April 23, 2012, on Chippewa Rd, Duncan. FOUND YOUNG male cockatiel in Kingscotte Rd area. Missing his owner. Call (250)746-0967. LADIES PROGRESSIVE’S prescription sunglasses found at the Brae Rd Church. Pickup at Diamond Eye Care, 159 Trunk Rd or call (250)5971011. LOST PRESCRIPTION sunglasses in red fabric pouch on 1st Street or Trunk in Duncan. If found please call (250)7465986.

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SMALL SALON has a spot for a mature hairdresser on chair rental basis. Guaranteed clientelle, 50+ community. 4 days to start. (250)710-7272.

HELP WANTED An Alberta Construction Company is hiring dozer, excavator and rock truck operators. Preference will be given to operators that are experienced in oilfield road and lease construction. Lodging and meals provided. The work is in the vicinity of Edson, Alberta. Call Contour Construction at 780723-5051. An Earthmoving Company in Alberta is looking for a 3rd year or Journeyman Heavy Duty Mechanic. You will be part of a team maintaining and servicing our fleet of Cat dozers, graders and rock trucks plus Deere/Hitachi excavators. You will work at our Modern Shop at Edson, Alberta with some associated field work. Call Contour Construction at (780)723-5051 BIOMEDICA PURICA Duncan based Health manufacturing facility seeking hard working team oriented Person for manufacturing position. Full time position, no experience necessary. Production experience and Food safe an asset. Some heavy lifting involved. Resume may be dropped off Monday to Friday 8-3 at Unit 1-3006 Boys Road. JANITORS NEEDED for Ladysmith and Chemainus. Please Fax resumes to 250723-5373 or email to: centraljanitorial@yahoo.ca

Our beloved Mother, Grandmother, and Great-Grandmother died peacefully in her apartment at Sherwood House in Duncan, BC on April 28th. Ruby was predeceased by her husband Jim (James Dobie Brown) in 1979, her younger brother Robert Wayne in 2008, and her sister Eileen Wayne in 2011. She is survived by her two daughters, Barbara Christofferson and husband Ken in Mill Bay, and Elizabeth Kerr and husband Steve in Portsoy, Scotland; two grand-daughters, Rebecca Christofferson and her husband Trevor Husband in Lake Cowichan and Amy Christofferson in Geneva.; and by one great grand-daughter, Raven Sonamara Husband. Mom was a life member of the Order of Eastern Star, holding all the offices in Camrose chapter, where she and Jimmy raised their children, as well as Esther at Grand Chapter in Alberta. She was also a life member of the Camrose UCW, her church home for over fifty years. She was a singer and music teacher as well as an office and business manager, and loved music, enjoying concerts and musical outings with her many, many friends and family from Alberta and the world who continued to visit her and share her enthusiasm for conversation, debate, and intellectual stimulation until the very last day of her life. Services will be held to remember Ruby in Camrose on May 16th at 11:00 AM at the Masonic Hall and on May 21st at 1:00 pm at St John the Baptist Anglican Church in Cobble Hill. There will also be a Memorial Tea at Sherwood House in Duncan on May 22nd at 2:00 pm. The family would like to thank the staff and caregivers at Cowichan District Hospital, Cairnsmore Transitional Unit, VIHA, the Canadian Red Cross and most especially Sherwood House for their countless acts of kindness to Ruby and to all of us in the past four years.

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Kim (Orest), Rod (Donna), Jim (Rolande), grandchildren and great grandchildren, invite you to come help us celebrate

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

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Branch 53 of the Royal Canadian Legion Is seeking a part time Office Manager. The successful applicant will have excellent people, communication skills, knowledge and experience with basic accounting principles, the ability to multi-task and work independently or as a member of a team and be bondable. Computer, internet skills including MS Office and experience with Simply Accounting essential. Employment to commence June 1st, 2012. Please submit resumes by May 21st 2012 to: Royal Canadian Legion, 25 Kenneth Street Duncan BC V9L 3N1 By Fax: 250-746-6859 By email: rcl53bcy@shaw.ca Please note that only successful applicants will be contacted. No Phone Calls Please. PT MATURE salesperson required. Please drop off resume at the Tulip Deli, 21 Kenneth Street, Duncan.

UNITED CARPET is looking for an experienced vinyl and carpet installer with valid BC drivers licence, clean van and own tools for the trade. Must have WCB coverage and Liability insurance current & in place. Position is available immediately, Full time. Please respond in person with resume and references to United Carpet #101-2700 Beverly St. Duncan, BC

HELP WANTED

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BUSY SPECIALIST office in Duncan looking for a PT and holiday relief MOA with exceptional people skills. Must have MOA experience. EMR and Scanning knowledge is an asset. Must be able to multitask and be a team player, who is also confident to work independently. Please fax your resume along with references from the medical field. Fax: 250748-0222

The South Cowichan Chamber of Commerce requires an

Executive Director

EXPERIENCED RN required for very busy, multi-physician clinic. This is a full-time Monday to Friday position commencing September 2012 due to the retirement of our clinic nurse. Please fax resume to 250-746-4473 or email to marlene@ingramfp.com. F/T, P/T, Island Haircutting. Benefits, hourly and/or commission. Call (250)746-7114.

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ST. ANDREW’S Presbyterian Church, Duncan, B.C. is seeking a Summer Youth and Children’s Program Coordinator (a 14 week summer student position beginning June 1, 2012). Information, including job description, desired qualifications and application process is available from: St. Andrew’s Presbyterian Church, 531 Herbert Street, Duncan, B.C. V9L 1T2. Telephone: 746-7413. E-mail: office@standrewsduncan.org website: www.standrewsduncan.org Deadline for applications May 22, 2012

DUNCAN IRON WORKS has an opening for a Technical Sales/Project Management Position. The job will include estimating of potential new projects, project management from order to delivery including production and review of shop drawing for projects, ordering and scheduling of materials, coordination with production for delivery. The ideal person will be fluent in AutoCAD and/or Solidworks, have a good working knowledge of design of industrial machines and components, good working knowledge of mechanical components, ability to work unsupervised, ability to multitask in a quickly changing work environment, estimating experience of structural and mechanical products, good team skills, ability to clearly and accurately convey requirements to the production crew. Please forward resume complete with salary expectations to diw@diw.ca

F1B Labradoodle puppies for sale. Mostly shed-free and hypoallergenic. Will be medium sized dogs, 30-40 lbs. 1 male/1 female. Please email for more info and pics. $1000. denniseblandin@hotmail.com

ELECTRIC COIL stove with hood, $35, 21” Virtual flat TV, $35. Call (250)749-4845.

The Lemare Group is accepting resumes for the following positions: •Boom man •Heavy Duty Mechanics •Certified Contract Coast Fallers; Fallers with Bullbucking/Chargehand experience an asset •Grapple Yarder Operator •Hooktender •Chaser •Log Loader/Hoe Forward Operator •Log Loader-Dryland Sort Operator Fulltime with union rates/benefits. Please send resumes by fax to 250-956-4888 or email to office@lemare.ca.

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P/T BARTENDER Req’d Maple Bay Yacht Club is seeking a mature, perm. P/T bartender. Exp. req’d. Apply in person with resume M-F, 10am - 3pm. 6337 Genoa Bay Rd.

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Casual, on-call Recycling Facility Leader I’s are required within the Recycling and Waste Management Division of the Engineering and Environmental Services Department at the Cowichan Valley Regional District (CVRD). Recycling Facility Leader I’s contribute to the effective operation of CVRD recycling facilities by assisting the public with depositing waste and recyclables, performing tasks to ensure materials and the overall facility are well maintained for safety and convenience, and providing relief support to other facility team members. Interested? View the details for this casual job opportunity posted on the CVRD website for complete qualification requirements and application instructions. www.cvrd.bc.ca COWICHAN VALLEY REGIONAL DISTRICT

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

Email: cvrd@cvrd.bc.ca 175 Ingram Street Duncan, B.C. V9L 1N8 Website: http://www.cvrd.bc.ca

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Closing Date is May 18, 2012

RECYCLING AND WASTE MANAGEMENT DIVISION

STUNNING LABRADOODLE puppies! Available for their forever homes June 2nd. Puppies will have vet health check, first shots & deworming. Call 250-710-6790 before they’re gone!

HUGE Plant, Book & Clothing Sale, Raffle, Vendor Market, Food Vendors, our famous Haunted House and Cake Walk

EXPERIENCED BARTENDER/ Server wanted for the Phoenix Station Pub. Please bring resume.

The successful candidate will be energetic, personable and able to work independently. Knowledge of Microsoft Of¿ce as well as communication skills including Social marketing is desirable. Organizational skills are a must. Wages are negotiable. Please reply in coff¿dence to: southcowichanchamber@shaw.org

MERCHANDISE FOR SALE

VOLUNTEERS

368-2720 Mill Bay Road, Mill Bay, BC V0R 2P1 Phone 250-743-3566 Fax 250-743-5332 Email: southcowichanchamber@shaw.ca

Reporting on the Board of Directors, this position is currently part-time, approx. 20-25 hours per week. This managerial position runs front-line reception, processes new memberships, administers member bene¿t programs, handles event registration, maintains the Chamber databases, and answers general inquiries about the Chamber. Duties include, but are not limited to: • Growing the membership list • Membership Retention and Collections • Prepare & Distribute Correstpondence & Weekly E-Bulletin • Represent Chamber at Community Events • Co-ordianate Tourist Info Centre Staff & Materials

PETS HELP WANTED

TERRAZZO, tile and marble installer req’d should have 5 yrs. exp. in trade all work in the S. Vancouver Island area. Please contact Matrix Marble and Stone 250-746-7257 or info@matrixmarble.com

South Cowichan Chamber of Commerce SOUTH COWICHAN CHAMBER OF COMMERCE

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

HAIRSTYLISTS 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

CLASSIFIED ADS WORK! Call 310.3535

EVERYONE WELCOME! CHEMAINUS: 2877 River Rd., Sat., May 12th, 9-1. Baby gate, tools, gardening, etc... COBBLE HILL. Neighbourhood sale. Saturday May 12, 9am-3pm. Boat, furniture, tools, misc household. 3570 Twin Cedars Drive. Community Policing Advisory Committee’s HUGE garage sale is just around the corner (June 23). Book your tables now. $15/each. Call Pat at (250) 748-6740 COWICHAN- 4570 HOWIE Rd North (near Bright Angel Park) Sat, May 12, 9am-2pm. 1991 Maximum, hobby farm tools, kitchen ware, in & outdoor furniture, lrg desk suite, golf clubs and much more. COWICHAN BAY, Estate Sale, Sat May 12, 8-1, 4544 Lanes Rd., off Cherry Pt Rd. Set of 4 “Henredon” mahogany chairs with cane seats, new Ipod Touch 8gb, 28” flatscreen TV, men’s new leather jacket, kitchen pots, pans, lots of books, furniture & MORE!!! Cowichan Bay: Moving sale, Sat. May 12, 8-2pm. 4352 Sears Rd, 2 blocks behind Bench School. Kitchen table set, coffee table, matching occasional tables, single bed w/bedding, 2 sm lamps, golf set, aquariums & much more. DAHLIA TUBER SALE!! 1000’s of tubers, 7540 Bell Mckinnon Rd., left on SPCA driveway, SUNDAY, 10 am to 2 pm, May 6 & 13th. Email: tilladowndahlia@shaw.ca Duncan: Fundraiser for Relay for Life. Sat., May 12, 9-2 pm. Variety of goodies - by donation. 5797 Chesterfield. DUNCAN, MULTI Family, Sat May 12, 9-1, 3075 Glenora Rd., approx 1/2 mile off Miller. Toys, Polly Pockets, Disney Princess Scooter, EZ Bake oven, TV tables, Twin & Double bedding, BBQ, Tools, Books, Too MUCH stuff to list. DUNCAN, Sat May 12, 8-1, #1-466 Chesterfield Ave, Furniture, dive gear, kid’s stuff, +! MILL BAY, Sat May 12, 9-2, 25+ Houses, Deer Park/Mill Springs (from Duncan - right off the highway at Frayne Rd). Lots of great items

Duncan

Sat May 12, 8-3, Moorfield & Palhi 3 Family Sale Lot’s of great items! DUNCAN, Sat. May 12, 9-1, Girl Guide Hall, 321 Cairnsmore. All proceeds to help maintain the Hall. E-BIKES, bandsaw, table saw, household appliances i.e. espresso maker, cookbooks, natural health books, shoes, fabric and much more. Friday May 11 Noon - 5 pm & Saturday May 12 9 am - 2 pm. 6187 Drombeg Place. GLENORA: Sat May 12, 9-2. 4870 Marshall Road. Blonde corner computer desk $30, blue office chair $50, Oak finish DR sideboard & hutch $30, bedroom set: 2 night tables, dresser w/mirror & tall boy dresser $200, Antique lamps $40/ea, Royal Albert China, Val d’Or, service for 12 & serving dishes, offers, Gold color & stainless cutlery $150, 2 pc decorator shelving units $50, antique walnut DR table w/6 chairs, leather seats $500, Antique walnut secretary w/book case $175, glass & wrought iron patio tbl $60, 2 end tables $10/ea. Antique Spencer “A” treadle sewing machine $50, Princess ware crystal cooler glasses, White convection/microwave,$100. Starbucks Barista coffeemaker,$30, & more MULTI FAMILY GARAGE SALE 10am - 2pm - no early birds please 3368 Cowichan Valley Hwy (house backs onto Somenos Rd - entrance is on Lake Cowichan Hwy). Misc household items, furniture, electric lift chair, exercise bike, etc. THE PROPERTIES, 6222 Lower Chippewa Rd., Sat, May. 12, 9am-2pm. Huge Multi Family Garage Sale. High end articles including household, garden, patio, furniture, Xmas decor, electronics and more. YARD SALE: Multi-Families downsizing. Every house item U could imagine. Kitchen items, furn., beds, tables, etc. No Toys. 6883 Hall Rd Duncan (off Hi-way 18) May 12, start 8:00 May 13 start 9:00


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MERCHANDISE FOR SALE

MERCHANDISE FOR SALE

MERCHANDISE FOR SALE

MERCHANDISE FOR SALE

REAL ESTATE

REAL ESTATE

RENTALS

FUEL/FIREWOOD

FURNITURE

JEWELS, FURS

MISCELLANEOUS FOR SALE

HOMES WANTED

MOBILE HOMES & PARKS

APARTMENT/CONDO

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.

Hampton Cocoa Futon with armrests, thick foam mattress, like new. $175. 250-716-6772.

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

WE BUY HOUSES

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

$750/MO. UTILITIES not included, large 2 bedroom condo for rent. In suite laundry and dishwasher. In quiet building. NS/ NP. Call Leanne 250732-7605 or email leanne_gorle@yahoo.ca

MISCELLANEOUS FOR SALE

MISCELLANEOUS FOR SALE

SELL OLD STUFF! Call 310.3535

MISCELLANEOUS FOR SALE

HERITAGE PAWN BARGAINS!! Tour Edge golf clubs, new, in plastic. Pressure washers, crystal ball, Randall tube guitar amp, Harley Davidson bike seat, King C Melody sax, fishing rods and reels, digital cameras cheap. 430 Whistler. 250-746-9810. heritagepawnbrokers.com HOT TUB (SPA) COVERS. Best price. Best quality. All shapes & colours available. 1-866-652-6837 www.thecoverguy.com/newspaper?

REAL ESTATE

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!

RENTALS APARTMENT/CONDO

Call: 1-250-616-9053 www.webuyhomesbc.com

MORTGAGES

FOR SALE BY OWNER RANCHER, (OPEN HOUSE) Sat, May 12 & Sun, May 13, 11am-1pm, 3241 Gibbins Rd. 3 bdrm, 1.5 bath near hospital. Many upgrades, lots of storage, NG fireplace. $289,000. (250)715-6248 BRIGHT 2 bedroom condo on ground floor with patio, barbecue ok, sm pet allowed. 5 appl included. Walk to University. Unfurnished. NS, ref. required. $825/mo. Dingwall St, Duncan. 250-748-7127

HOUSES FOR SALE $465 K under appraised value Cowichan Lake waterfront 1.7ac 5 BDRM, 3 Bath, Huge Dock, $400,000 OBO Inspection Sat and Sun, May 12-13, 10-5. Home will be sold Sunday night to viewer with highest bid 250-483-4285 to view 10 piece dining set w/buffet, hutch, country oak, 6 chairs with upholstered seats. Gorgeous, must see. $1500. Also, concrete cinder blocks, 230. $1.25/ea (250)743-9273

SELL OLD STUFF! Call 310.3535

LOTS REDUCED PRICE! Crofton, lot in new subdivision, fully serviced, ocean view & beach access. $139,000, $122,500. Builders terms available with 5% down. Cell 250-370-1469

SMALL ADS GET BIG RESULTS! Call 310.3535

2-BDRM CONDO, Hospital area, ground floor. June 1st. $750. (250)704-1251.

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

$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).

CHEMAINUS: 55+ Senior building, 1 floor walk-up, 1 bdrm. N/P N/S. $515.00/mo. Avail. now. (250)246-4221 DUNCAN, 1 bd condo N/S, 5 appl’s, $650 + util. Ref’s. Avail now. 250-246-4677, 732-0808.

Service Directory 9OURCOMPLETEGUIDETO0ROFESSIONAL3ERVICESINTHE#OWICHAN6ALLEY

HOME/BUSINESS SERVICES

HOME/BUSINESS SERVICES

HOME/BUSINESS SERVICES

HOME/BUSINESS SERVICES

HOME/BUSINESS SERVICES

HOME/BUSINESS SERVICES

HOME/BUSINESS SERVICES

ACCOUNTING/TAX/ BOOKKEEPING

CLEANING SERVICES

FENCING

GARDENING

HAULING AND SALVAGE

HOME IMPROVEMENTS

PAINTING

BOOKKEEPING BY Kathy. For small business needs. 250-743-8194, www.elpel.org

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

A1 Hauling/Delivery

CARPENTRY

COMPUTER SERVICES

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

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

CHACHI’S YARD WORKSGeneral yard clean up, lawn/yard maintenance, mowing, weed trimming, raking leaves, small bush and tree pruning, small hauling jobs, SENIORS DISCOUNT, call/text 250-732-8464

Window Washing Gutter Cleaning Pressure Washing Yard Cleaning Junk Haul away Free estimates

Larry’s Cleaning (250)701-1362 CLEANING SERVICES HOUSE CLEANING. Experienced, friendly & responsible. Call Kathy 250-882-8194.

HAULING AND SALVAGE

ELECTRICAL 1A ELECTRICIAN, licenced, bonded, Small Jobs Specialist, panel upgrades and renos. All work guaranteed since 1989. Rob at 250-732-PLUG (7584). 250-743-0326. ELECTRICIAN Licensed and bonded. Reasonable rates, free estimates, upgrades & renos. Call Kelly. 2 IN 1 NIK’S HOME FIX Electrical contractor with 30 years plumbing experience in the Valley. Cell 250-710-7625, #25203

HAULING AND SALVAGE

“A Yard or Two Delivery Service” Will Ha Anythinul g

JUNK AND RUBBISH REMOVAL • Top Soil • Sea Soil • Compost • Manure • Bark Mulch • Gravel • Sand

Call Dave (250) 246-0333

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

1-250-415-9771

GARDENING Grizzly Bear Lawn Care Need your grass cut? Flower beds cleaned out? Garbage hauling? Call Kevin at (250)748-9654

TREE SERVICES

P.M.

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

EXPERIENCED PAINTER with an eye for detail. Affordable rates and friendly service. 250-701-2224.

(250) 510-4745 Lowest Price Guarantee * Furniture/Appliances

* Yard Waste/Brush * Junk/Clutter Removal * Tenancy Left-Overs * Construction Debris

Moving Jobs Welcome

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

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

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

250.733.2000 250.220.9654

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

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woodviewgroup@hotmail.com

HOUSEHOLD SERVICES

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

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

YOUR COMMUNITY, YOUR CLASSIFIEDS

Call 310.3535

TREE SERVICES

HOME IMPROVEMENTS Duncan Day Labour Inc.

MOBILE MILLING LTD.

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

250-743-8284 or pmmill@telus.net

provides a dependable, hardworking team of labourers with all different types of experience and skills that will meet your needs. Flat hourly rates www.duncandaylabour.com

(250) 510-2303 FINISHING, SIDING, Framing & Renovations by Journeyman With 25 yrs exp. 250 924 5436

CLASSIFIEDS WORK HARD! Call 310.3535

LANDSCAPING Quality Landscape Construction * Stone Retaining Walls * Landscape Design www.islandpacificlandscaping.ca

(250) 701-8319 Zoe’s Lawn Mowing & Pressure Washing. Lowest price guaranteed. (250) 732-0914

MOVING & STORAGE BUDGET MOVING, clean 1 Ton cube van & 2 men. Reasonable rates! (250)217-4091

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

PLUMBING

ROOFING & SKYLIGHTS

Roofing

PW McCallum Roofing All roofing types New & Repair Senior Discount www.pwmccallumroofing.com

250-929-8811 serving southern Vancouver Island since 1945

STUCCO/SIDING STUCCO - Including small jobs and refacing old stucco. Guaranteed. 250-715-5883 SWIMMING POOLS/ HOT TUBS

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

CLASSIFIED ADS MEAN MORE BUSINESS Call 310.3535


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RENTALS

RENTALS

RENTALS

RENTALS

RENTALS

RENTALS

TRANSPORTATION

APARTMENT/CONDO

APARTMENT/CONDO

APARTMENT/CONDO

DUPLEXES/4PLEXES

OFFICE/RETAIL

TOWNHOUSES

SCRAP CAR REMOVAL

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.

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

Bright, clean 1 bdrm, level entry, w/large garage & storage. N/S, pets neg., $750/mo. with 1 yr lease. Lrg fenced yard. Avail. June 1. (250) 929-4478

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

CLEAN 2-BDRM condo, walking distance to town. In quiet 19+ bldg. 5 appl’s, fireplace, N/S, N/P. Avail June 1st. $875./mo. Call 250-710-0881. CLEAN RENOVATED 2 bdrm, Hospital area, on bus route, quiet complex, 5 appls. Caretaker. $795. 1-250-474-0545.

Call (250) 710-7515 to view

1500 Sq ft, prime ground floor retail/office space. Lrg windows, A/C, located downtown. 604-820-8929, 250-715-6880 DOWNTOWN DUNCAN 2500 sq.ft. 6 separate offices, reception, conference area & kitchen, 2nd floor, AC,. $1175/mo. 604-820-8929. DUNCAN: OFFICE space for lease, highway exposure, A/C, ample parking. (250)746-5657 or 250-748-8671 DUNCAN, downtown 950 sq.ft. ground floor, completely reno’d, office, retail, or consulting. Reception area, 3 offices. Avail now. 604-820-8929

DUNCAN 3-BDRM townhouse. Large yard, parking. F/S, W/D hook-up. (Immed). $1000-$1100. 250-516-8881.

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

PARKLAND PLACE 620 Dobson Road 250-748-0496

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DUNCAN: 1 & 2-bdrm, 5 appls, close to School, Hospital and bus route. $650-$800 utils. Lv msg: 250-597-4018. DUNCAN 1 bdrm suites $590 & studio suites $520 Close to Beverly Corners, 4 blks to University, on bus route. Updated; new flooring, new paint & some new fixtures. Heat/hot water included. NS/NP. Refs.

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

(250)748-3729 Free Cable Hook Up!!

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

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

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

2575 Alexander St, Duncan

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

LAKE COWICHAN- 2 bdrm suite, pets ok, large yard, parking, on bus route, laundry. $560. (Immed). 250-210-0756.

COTTAGES

CLASSIFIEDS! 310.3535 or bcclassified.com ✔ CallCHECK

1 BDRM cottage on a farm near Duncan. W/D, F/S & Hydro incl, $800, June 1. 250715-0737 or 250-709-1588 COBBLE HILL- 1 bdrm cabin, on farm land. Call (250) 7434392. SHAWNIGAN VILLAGE, 1 bdrm, newly reno’d, util’s internet & cable incl’d, avail immed. $700/mo. Call (250)701-5328.

REAL ESTATE

REAL ESTATE

REAL ESTATE

OPEN HOUSE

OPEN HOUSE

OPEN HOUSE

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

BUYING - RENTING- SELLING www.bcclassified.com

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

MOBILE HOMES & PADS COWICHAN BAY, #31-2055 Koksilah Rd, Tall Tim MHP. 2 bdrm Apt., ensuite W/D, 2 small pets ok on approval. $700 mo + utils. 250-597-0617 SALTAIR: 2 bdrm mobile on our property. Very quiet area. NP/NS, ref’s. $800 + util’s. Avail immed. (250)246-2296.

2 BDRM reno’d house, new bath, living room, kitchen. By hospital. WD/FS. $1000 incl cable/net. 250-746-9205.

FOR LEASE: Commercial property, prime location, seven bay building, main room 90’x30’ plus 5 other rooms/offices (suitable for rental as business in a business), coffee/snack area in front. Potential is endless! Under $10/sq.ft. Approx. 4000 sqft. Highway exposure! Lots of parking! Avail now. 250-732-3224

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.

DUNCAN NEWER Large 3 bdrm, 3 ba, island kitchen, 4th bdrm down, rec room, garage, 5 appls. N/S, refs req. $1350. Call or text 1-250-888-7088.

SHAUGHNESSY GARDENS

COMMERCIAL/INDUSTRIAL

(250) 748-1304

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

HOMES FOR RENT

3251 Cowichan Lake Rd.

HIDDEN JEWEL Adult oriented, near Cowichan Aquatic Centre. 1 bdrm $655 2 bdrm, $755 Rent includes Heat & Hot Water. Available Now.

DUNCAN, 2.5 bdrm duplex with locking garage, W/D, F/S, D/W. Avail immed, $1075 mo all utils incl’d, 250-701-1965.

250-746-6442.

Clean 1 & 2 bdrm units. Full size fridge, stove & dishwasher. Carpet & linoleum, window coverings, fireplace. Quiet, well maintained bldg with elevator & sauna. Pet friendly. Close to schools & Hospitals. CALL TO VIEW 250.710.7515 250.748.3412

To view call 250-748-3321

CROFTON, 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.

SACRIFICE SALE!!! $150,000 BELOW SEPT. 2010 APPRAISAL!!!

CENTENNIAL HEIGHTS, 3 bd rancher, fenced back yard. Walking distantance to town/school. Quiet, 3 appl’s, June 15/earlier. N/P. $850/mo. Ref’s. (250)748-3464 CHEMAINUS- 9690 Chemainus Rd. Character house + garden, 3 bdrm, 2 bath. New paint/carpets. N/S, pet ok. $1300 mo + utils. Avail June. Call 1-250-356-1431. CHERRY PT. 1 1/2 bdrm overlooking Satelite Channel. Senior oriented area. N/S. N/P. $975 util incl. (250)743-2370 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. $1100. (250) 748-2424 DUNCAN, NEAR hospital, mobile homes for rent in quiet adult park. Pets ok, call for details. (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. LAKE COWICHAN- 2 bdrm home, close to town, nice yard, deck. NP/NS. Refs req’d. $850 mo + hydro. Avail June. 2nd. Call 1-(250)653-4234. NORTH DUNCAN- country living just north of Duncan with incredible view, lrg 4 bdrm home 2 balcony, 2 bath, soaker, sky lights,F/P, carport, pets ?. $1500. June 1. (250)7012224. RENT TO OWN- 2 bdrms or 4 bdrms, suite potential, great view, great location. Let’s talk, 1-800-309-8809. 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

CHERRY POINT OCEAN VIEW DREAM HOME WOW! Ocean views & a 4 year young custom Victorian style home loaded w/features! Almost 3,000 sq. ft., 3 bdrm, 3.5 baths, extensive millwork & granite, solid wood doors, hardwood, 9’ ceilings, gourmet kitchen w/built-ins, gas FP, security system, central vac, heat pump & HRV, master suite w/top of the line fixtures, slate roof, big deck, landscaping w/sprinkler system & easy access to beach & trails.

OPEN HOUSE

$559,900

Saturday, May 12, 12:00 - 2:00 4467 Kingscote Road, Cowichan Bay

250-748-8080 Duncan

SALTAIRE, 2 bdrm Rancher, separate garage, W/D, 4 appls, new windows, freshly painted, N/S, ref’s, $900 mo + utils. Call (250)710-9433. SHAWNIGAN Lakefront Stunning, compl reno’d fully furnished 3BR, 2BA, hardwood & tile floors, granite counters, stone FP, dock, rowboat, cable, gated, private 1ac, avail year round June 1 to May 31, #2295+utils, ref, n/s, pets on approval, photos at johnvernon.com/rentals 250-727-5985 john@johnvernon.com

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

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

SUITES, LOWER 1 BEDROOM, fridge, stove, washer, dryer. $550/mth includes utilities. Stoneridge road. Must have prior rental references. No pets. Phone/text 250-802-1826 DUNCAN- 2 bdrm, priv ent, grd level, small yard, close to amenities. Laundry available. $795+ utils. NS/NP, no parties. Call 250-701-3213. DUNCAN - 1 bdrm. Stonehaven, nr. hosp. Priv. ent. own laundry. F/S, W/D. Suits a quiet person. N/S, N/D. No parties. Sm. pet cons. $800 month, incl. heat, hydro. Ref. Req. Avail. now. Phone 5977693 DUNCAN: 1 bdrm suite, $650. F/S, Heat, water incl. NS/NP, No partiers. Avail June 1. References req. 250-748-1825 DUNCAN: New 3 bdrm, 2 bath in 4 Plex, available June 1st. Bright open floor plan. 5 appliances. Hospital area, on bus route. Lower suite. $1100/m, plus utilities, N/S, small pet considered. 250748-5060, leave message. Ref’s required. LAKE COWICHAN 2 bdrm suite, bright, spacious. $650. + utils. Avail June 1st. NS/NP. Call 250-749-6092. LK Cowichan. Bright clean 2 bdrm suite. Available Immediately. Close to river/trails. Features: new paint/carpet, covered patio, lrg liv rm, woodstove, washer/dryer, pet ok with pet deposit. $700/month hydro INCLUDED 1-604-848-1360 MILL BAY, ground level, 1 bdrm, rural setting, utils incl’d, N/S, N/P. Avail now. $650 mo. Call 250-743-8338. SHAWNIGAN LAKE 1 BDRM GROUND FLOOR SUITE. All util. incl., FREE WiFi & HDTV. On quiet cul-de-sac. Walk to Village. Private Deck. Sunny Garden View. No smoking, parties or pets. Max 2 occupants. Refs Req’d. $675/mo. 250-743-6754

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Higher, faster, farther the theme of track and Äeld season

Astounding athletes: Double duty being done between high school, club events Don Bodger

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he CVAC Jaguars are off and running with another track and ¿eld

Andrew Leong

Part one of the Mid-Island track and Äeld meet at the Cowichan Sportsplex Tuesday features some great athletic performances. Clockwise from above are: Chicago Bains of Quamichan, completing the 80-metre hurdles in 12.11 seconds; Emily Adams of Chemainus Secondary in the junior girls’ shot put; Desirae Ridenour of George Bonner, who Änishes Ärst in the 3,000 metres in 10:46.26; Ashley Haley of Cowichan Secondary in the senior girls’ triple jump; and Humza Khan of Mount Prevost clearing the bar in the midget boys’ high jump.

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season. The Jaguars have been to two island meets so far — the Sidney meet and the Bob Dailey Memorial in Port Alberni — with a third taking place this weekend. More than 50 club members will be attenting the Dogwood club meet in Victoria. Duncan’s own Garriock meet is on June 9 and 10. It’s also the trials for Grade 8 and 9 athletes attempting to make it onto the Zone team for the B.C. Summer Games in Surrey. The main focus of late has been the high school circuit, with the Mid-Island qualifying meet taking place at the Cowichan Sportsplex Tuesday and Wednesday. The top three or four in each event move on to the Island high school championships at UVic next week, with the provincials at Burnaby’s Swangard Stadium June 1 and 2. “This time of year there are club meets and high school meets which make life really complicated because they run different age groups together and each have their own set of championships,’’ explained CVAC executive member Pat Kehler. High school championships conclude with the provincials. B.C. Athletics sanctioned club meets have provincials in July in Coquitlam as well as nationals. CVAC capped its membership at 100 this season “because that is all we can handle,’’ according to Kehler. “But we had a waiting list. Track has been very popular this year.’’ Athletes to watch include ¿ve from Frances Kelsey Secondary School: Renee Kennedy and Jamie Ashcroft, two 1994 girls; Mary-Kate Cross and Colby Peleshaty (1995) and Tia Baker (1996). The Kelsey 4x100 relay team of Kennedy, Cross, Ashcroft and Baker has the potential to rank high provincially. Other top athletes are: Austin Palou of Chemainus Secondary (1995), Taryn Smiley of Mount Prevost (1997) and Chicago Bains of Quamichan (1998).


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Broadway, Strugnell contribute to Team B.C. gymnastics meet successes

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Duncan Dynamics Gymnastics Club members Micaylla Broadway of Duncan and Coral Strugnell of Metchosin rose to the level of competition in the Western Canadian championships at Langley. “It was pretty good,’’ said Broadway. “I tried my best.’’ Her best was good for a bronze medal

with Team B.C. in the Provincial Open category. “Our whole team scores got added up and we got third,’’ said Broadway. The best team members in each discipline also advanced in the individual events. Broadway won the floor and went on to place sixth in the final.

“I think we’re all pretty close,’’ summed up Broadway. “Anybody could have won.’’ Strugnell contributed to a team B.C. gold in the Provincial Novice division and was also sixth all-around on floor. “I did a little bit more,’’ said Broadway of her advance training for the event.

Caps don’t resign Purinton, Isles hire Brandvold Coaching changes: Financial considerations weigh heavily in decisions by ownership Don Bodger

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ale Purinton has not been retained by the Cowichan Valley Capitals and Trent Brandvold is the new head coach of the Kerry Park Islanders. Settling the coaching situations for the coming season is just one part of a busy off-season for Stew Gordon, the majority owner of both the B.C. Hockey League Caps and the Vancouver Island Junior Hockey League Islanders. Gordon was grateful for the great work done by Purinton as an associate coach but simply couldn’t afford to keep him and Jim Ingram on the payroll. Ingram remains as the Caps’ head coach and general manager. “Dale Purinton’s one of the most wonderful persons I’ve ever met and I’m sad to see him move on,’’ said Gordon. Gordon lamented most franchises in Andrew Leong/¿le Dale Purinton teamed up with the BCHL are facing Jim Ingram last season in an rising expenses and associate coaching situation diminishing revenues, an issue that behind the bench. will surely be a hot topic of discussion during the annual general meetings at Vancouver in early June. “No one can afford what’s going on in the league,’’ he said. Brandvold brings impressive credentials to his post as the Islanders’ coach, including a playing career that spanned the Central and East Coast Hockey Leagues.

hockey team in a small community.’’ After paying future considerations to Westside and Salmon Arm, the Caps have plenty of holes to ¿ll in their lineup. But Gordon has faith Ingram and the scouting staff are already on the right track toward attaining commitments from quality reinforcements. “We’ve got a big job again — we’re going to lose nine or 10 players,’’ he said. “Every year’s a rebuilding year because you lose six 20-year-olds.’’ The Caps’ recent spring evaluation camp went a long way toward securing talent to replace the graduating and traded players. “We had one of the best camps ever, 150 people,’’ he said. “We had to turn away people for our rookie camp.’’ Just because it’s the off-season, that doesn’t mean the Caps will be disappearing until camp starts for the 2012-13 season. “We will be having as many players as we can in the summer out in the community,’’ said community relations and events manager Charlotte Fisher. The Caps have a fundraising golf tournament coming up on June 22 at Cowichan Golf and Country Club. Tickets are available at the Caps’ of¿ce or the Cowichan Golf Club. A season ticket push is also under way, with special rates in effect until May 25. There’s also a special of $750 on a season family pack for three kids and two adults. “And we’re always looking for billets and Don Bodger Caps’ majority owner Stew Gordon made the difÄcult decision not to retain Dale Purinton while he looks to several differ- volunteers,’’ added Fisher. As for the Islanders, Gordon expects a push in ent ideas to maintain or slightly increase the team’s fan base amid rising expenses within the league. the business community will improve the team’s bottom line. Surrey Eagles before losing out. Brandvold, 35, born in Smithers, was most reIt’s an exciting time in the VIJHL, with two “It was a fabulous year, great fan support and cently coaching the Victoria Racquet Club Kings new teams — the Westshore Wolves and the they’re coming on even more,’’ Gordon said. in Midget Tier 1. Nanaimo Buccaneers — due to come on board, Aaron Plumb, whom Gordon calls one of the A state-of-the-union address about the Caps taking the league membership from seven to nine wouldn’t be complete for Gordon, also the team’s best assistant coaches he’s seen, will be staying teams. on with the team. governor and president, without mentioning all Former Victoria Grizzlies’ personnel Victor “All I’ve done is take a hockey team over,’’ the volunteers who went the extra mile in various Gervais and Jackson Penney are involved in the Gordon said. “I’m trying to do the right thing. capacities. Westshore team, giving it instant credibility, ac“Our volunteers were incredible. The year “Everyone worked extremely hard this year and cording to Gordon. put a lot of commitment into this team to make it was fantastic. I hope we’ll be coming back even Brandvold, replacing outgoing coach Brad stronger and the team will work harder for the a good team,’’ he said. Scafe, who stays on as a minority owner, is alfans every night. The Caps enjoyed a great 2011-12 regular ready hard at work trying to secure talent to stock “The sponsors were overwhelmingly generous season run into the top four of the tough Coastal the Islanders’ lineup. Conference and a seven-game playoff against the in a tough economy and what’s needed to run a

Fine line between winning and losing Midget Mustangs’ baseball: A string of three straight one-run defeats on the road hard to take Don Bodger

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Lorne LaFleur checks over his game charts during the Cowichan Valley Mustangs’ home-opening doubleheader at Evans Park.

he Cowichan Valley Mustangs slipped below the .500 mark to 7-9 in the B.C. Minor Baseball Midget AAA League after losing three one-run games and winning once during a weekend trip to the Lower Mainland. “Everybody’s so close,’’ said Mustangs’ manager Lorne LaFleur. “We’ve just got to ¿gure out a way to get on the top of these one-run games.’’ Just like the National Hockey League playoffs, it’s a ¿ne line between winning and losing for the midget teams. One break here and there or one mistake makes all the difference in the outcomes.

The Mustangs faced the Chilliwack Cougars Saturday in Surrey (the Chilliwack park was under water) and lost both ends of the doubleheader, 5-4 and 6-5. Cory Dewar pitched the ¿rst game and Trevor Read went the distance in the second game. Both had strong outings. “It was just small-ball stuff,’’ said LaFleur. “A couple of errors is all.’’ A couple of Texas League singles in the ¿fth inning of the second game left the Mustangs defenceless. “What can you do?’’ pondered LaFleur. The ¿rst game of two against the Cloverdale Spurs Sunday in Cloverdale ended in a familiar one-run defeat 4-3. But the Mustangs caught ¿re in their fourth game of the weekend and clobbered the Spurs 9-3.

“The last game we hit the ball really well,’’ said LaFleur. Devon Geary started on the mound in Sunday’s opener, with Trizden Abram pitching ¿ve innings of relief. Quintin Ogden pitched the entire second game with a masterful display. “Lots of movement on his pitches,’’ observed LaFleur. “All the games we had good pitching. It’s tough on the hitting for both sides. You try to chisel away and get that one or two runs when you can.’’ The Mustangs are at Evans Park for two doubleheaders this weekend on Preston Bruce Field. Saturday’s action against Richmond starts at 12:30 p.m. and the ¿rst pitch Sunday against the Vancouver Mounties is slated for 11:30 a.m.


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Friday, May 11, 2012

Uphill battle for cyclists

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ATHLETICS

A group of cyclists makes its way up the hill on Lakes Road from Jaynes Road during a B.C. Masters Cycling Association Maple Bay 65k hill climb race, left. Far left, Dave Steen of Thetis Island is the leader of the pack among a group of cyclists making their way up Lakes Road hill from Jaynes Road.

Shawnigan boys prove their world class abilities Elite rugby: Four wins in six games a great showing at the World Rugby Youth Tournament in Japan Don Bodger

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Warwick Evans

Urging on the troops is Cody Milne, a local product from Shawnigan Lake, after scoring a try against the powerful Kelston team.

efore they said sayonara to Japan, the Shawnigan Lake School senior boys’ rugby team left a lasting impression on the world. The Shawnigan lads placed 10th in the prestigious 16-team Sanix World Rugby Youth Tournament at Munakata City in the Kyushi region. But that didn’t tell the entire story. Shawnigan actually was more worthy of a higher placing with a 4-2 record in six games that included a triumph over the eventual champion Kelston Boys’ High School of New Zealand. It was only a matter of circumstances in losing certain games that prevented the squad from ¿nishing in the top ¿ve that would have been more indicative of its play. “The standard of play was very high,’’ said Shawnigan coach Tim Murdy, who’s been to Japan twice previously with various rugby ventures. “The whole tournament was ¿rst class.’’ And Shawnigan rose to the occasion to prove it belonged with

the world’s elite. “It was a very demanding schedule,’’ said Murdy. “There was six games in eight days. They were all physical fastpaced games.’’ Shawnigan ¿nished in a tie for top spot with two other teams in Pool B with a 2-1 record after round robin play, but got bumped to third place on the point differential tiebreaker. One of those victories over the Kelston boys was the talk of the tournament. Shawnigan really went to town after being relegated to playoff games for ninth through 16th places, annihilating Incheen Mechanical Technical High School of Korea 57-0 and Fushimi Technical High School of Kyoto 45-24 before losing 32-22 for ninth to Monumental High School of South Africa. Shawnigan was the only Canadian team in the tournament. “In three previous tournaments, Canadian schools won a grand total of one game,’’ said Murdy. Now it’s back to the regular routine. “We’ve had to tell the boys it was a great experience, it’s time to get back to work,’’ said Murdy.

Warwick Evans

Captain Haydn Evans, a Äfth-year student from Terrace, carries the ball into enemy territory during the World Youth Tournament in Japan. Below, the Shawnigan boys had a great bonding experience and are now ready to go after a fourth straight provincial high school title.

Alcos hand Cowichan Ärst defeat of season Power shortage: Batsmen can’t generate enough of a cushion for the bowlers to protect at Shawnigan Lake Don Bodger

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owichan lost Sunday for the ¿rst time in three matches since the start of the Victoria and District Cricket Association season. Cowichan went down to defeat by four wickets at Shawnigan Lake against Alcos. Cowichan batted ¿rst and started slowly

against an improved Alcos team. Two wickets fell quickly, with only Clayton Bodkyn (48) and Chris Batchelor (32) attaining any level of success against a far stronger Alcos team than last season. Brad Kaefer added 24 runs towards the end but Cowichan ¿nished the allotted 45 overs with a meagre total of 175 for nine. Alcos also sputtered at the start of their innings, opening at just 20 for three. A fourth wicket fell at

70 but the middle order batsmen picked it up for Alcos and the total reached 177 for six with more than six overs to spare. Cowichan’s batting has fallen short of the target of 250+ runs generally regarded as a comfortable total, leaving the bowlers with an uphill battle. The next game for Cowichan is Sunday at Beacon Hill Park in Victoria against Albion. Cowichan doesn’t play another home match at Shawnigan Lake until June 2 against Incogs.

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Cowichan batsman Chris Batchelor directs a hit against visiting Alcos on Sunday.

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ou can track Merlin down at the Mill Bay library, and no, we don’t mean in the latest book about the Arthurian legend. A Merlin LCD magnifying viewer was recently donated to the South Cowichan branch of the Vancouver Island Regional Library. The viewer uses a digital camera to magnify images onto a 22-inch LCD Àat-panel monitor. “In addition to providing up to 77x magni¿cation, there are a number of viewing modes, such as full colour, black on white, black on yellow, and yellow on blue, which enable users Àexibility for comfortable reading ability,” a press release states. “Bring in photo albums, magazines, recipes, prescriptions, government forms, and correspondence to read with ease.” The Merlin viewer was purchased with assistance from the Canadian National Institute for the Blind thanks to a donation from Dorothy Ryan and Amie Roman.

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Ecostravaganza cancelled for 2012

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cole Mill Bay’s third-annual Ecostravaganza has been cancelled. It was scheduled to happen on June 2, to coincide with World Environment Day, but organizers say “due to a variety of factors that are beyond (their) control,” they decided the “exceptional quality of the event would be compromised” and have called it off for 2012. Ecostravaganza started in 2010, and serves to fundraise for the local elementary school while teaching the community different ways to protect the environment. Events planned for this year included educational sessions from a mother of two who commutes to school on a bicycle built for three, a family who uses their chicken as a “tractor” to plant seeds, a family embracing a waste-free lifestyle, and a mother who blogs on a litter-less lunch for her children to take to school. Organizers said in an email to stakeholders that they expect to be back in 2013. SEE US AT

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ON NOW AT YOUR ALBERTA CHEVROLET DEALERS. AlbertaChevrolet.com 1-800-GM-DRIVE. Chevrolet is a brand of General Motors of Canada. */†/†† Offers apply to the purchase of a 2012 Sonic LS Sedan (R7A), 2012 Orlando LS (R7A) equipped as described. Freight included ($1,495). License, insurance, registration, PPSA, administration fees and taxes not included. Dealers are free to set individual prices. Offer available to retail customers in Canada. See Dealer for details. Limited time offers which may not be combined with other offers, and are subject to change without notice. Offers apply to qualified retail customers in BC Chevrolet Dealer Marketing Association area only. Dealer order or trade may be required. GMCL, Ally Credit or TD Auto Financing Services may modify, extend or terminate this offer in whole or in part at any time without notice. Conditions and limitations apply. See Chevrolet dealer for details. †0% purchase financing offered on approved credit by TD Auto Financing Services for 84/60 months on 2012 Chevrolet Sonic/2012 Chevrolet Orlando. Rates from other lenders will vary. Down payment, trade and/or security deposit may be required. Monthly payment and cost of borrowing will vary depending on amount borrowed and down payment/trade. Example: $10,000 at 0% APR, the monthly payment is $119.05/$166.67 for 84/60 months. Cost of borrowing is $0, total obligation is $10,000. Offer is unconditionally interest-free. Freight ($1,495) included. License, insurance, registration, PPSA, applicable taxes and fees not included. Dealers are free to set individual prices. Offers apply to qualified retail customers only. Limited time offer which may not be combined with certain other offers. GMCL may modify, extend or terminate offers in whole or in part at any time without notice. Conditions and limitations apply. See dealer for details. ††2.49% purchase financing offered on approved credit by TD Auto Financing Services for 84 months on new or demonstrator 2012 Orlando LS. Rates from other lenders will vary. Down payment, trade and/or security deposit may be required. Monthly payment and cost of borrowing will vary depending on amount borrowed and down payment/trade. Example: $10,000 at 2.49% APR, the monthly payment is $129.85 for 84 months. Cost of borrowing is $907.15, total obligation is $10,907.15. Offer is unconditionally interest-free. Freight ($1,495) included. License, insurance, registration, PPSA, applicable taxes and fees not included. Dealers are free to set individual prices. Offers apply to qualified retail customers only. Limited time offer which may not be combined with certain other offers. GMCL may modify, extend or terminate offers in whole or in part at any time without notice. Conditions and limitations apply. See dealer for details. WBased on GM Testing in accordance with approved Transport Canada test methods. Your actual fuel consumption may vary. +OnStar services require vehicle electrical system (including battery) wireless service and GPS satellite signals to be available and operating for features to function properly. OnStar acts as a link to existing emergency service providers. Subscription Service Agreement required. Call 1-888-4ONSTAR (1-888-466-7827) or visit onstar.ca for OnStar’s Terms and Conditions, Privacy Policy and details and system limitations. Additional information can be found in the OnStar Owner’s Guide. ‡2012 Chevrolet Orlando fuel consumption ratings based on GM testing in accordance with approved Transport Canada test methods. Comparison based on fuel consumption ratings published by Natural Resources Canada. Your actual fuel consumption may vary. ¥Competitive Comparison based on 2012 GM Segmentation, Compact MPV, segment includes: Kia Rondo, Mazda5, and Scion XB.

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Friday, May 11, 2012

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GRAND OPENING SALE Enter to Win Tons of DOOR PRIZES!

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B6 Cowichan News Leader Pictorial

1971: basketball

1971: basketball

DATELINE: COWICHAN

by Ann Andersen

Supported by the shooting of Ray Faught and rebounding of Mike Hayes, Mt. Prevost captured the MidIsland basketball championship. Doug Price and Kevin Elder were selected to All-Star teams and Ross McCauley received honourable mention.

In girls’ Mid-Island basketball championship play, Mt. Prevost girls won their division with the scoring of Cathy Stavrakov and Sue Aitken. They lost their first game in the Island play-off against Oak Bay by three points.

1971: theatre

Friday, May 11, 2012

Cowichan Valley Regional Arts Council was hoping to raise $75,000 for a new 700-seat theatre as part of the Duncan Centennial project that also included a new library and seniors’ centre.

A royal Duncan visit creates a royal stink Dateline 1971: Prince Philip wants sock put in it Ann Andersen

News Leader Pictorial

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ueen Elizabeth celebrates her 86th birthday and diamond jubilee this year, so expect to read more about her in upcoming Datelines from this life-member monarchist. And what a privilege it was for me, along with a Leader reporting staff that included a very young Graham Bruce, to cover Her Majesty’s visit to Duncan in May 1971. Graham takes up the story: “The Royal Cavalcade made its way smoothly through the masses of people as it toured the streets of Duncan, stopping at the Provincial (round) Building, where it was greeted by...Mayor James Quaife. Mayor Quaife presented the many dignitaries to the Queen and Alderman Martin Lukaitis introduced the distinguished guests to Prince Philip. Miss Cowichan, the charming Miss Jennifer Williams, graciously presented a bouquet of Àowers to the Queen... Miss N. C. Denny and Miss D. R. Geoghegan, Freeman of the City of Duncan were presented to the Queen... Her Majesty laid the cornerstone (of the new library and seniors centre) by tapping the stone with the Golden Trowel.” Not in Graham’s story: Prince Philip sniffed the odour that had dared to waft over the city from the Crofton mill. “They’d better put a sock in that,” he said.

Pictures of the Past

courtesy Cowichan Valley Museum and Archive

The 1971 visit of Queen Elizabeth was not Duncan’s first brush with royalty. His Royal Highness Edward, Prince of Wales was here in September of 1919. In this shot, he boards the train before leaving Duncan, accompanied by C.H. Dickie, M.P. —We want your historical photos of Cowichan people and places. Email a high resolution jpeg along with your phone number and a brief explanation to editor@cowichannewsleader.com. Or drop by during regular office hours and we’ll scan it in. More heritage photos are available for viewing online at www. cowichanvalleymuseum.bc.ca.

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Finding the right collision repair facility with all the choices out there can be difficult. You want to get back on the road quickly while knowing your car’s received top-quality repairs. When you need to go to a collision repair facility, ICBC wants you to have the best experience possible. That’s why we recommend our c.a.r. shop VALET repair shops. Every year we independently survey thousands of customers at these shops to make sure they meet or exceed your expectations in customer satisfaction. This year, 15 top-performing shops in BC earned the AutocheX Award for scoring in the top five percent of auto body shops in North America for providing on-time deliveries, and high standards for repairs and communication with customers. Congratulations to the winner in your area:

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Four Points By Sheraton 829 McCallum Road

Travelodge Hotel & Conference Centre 140 Trans Canada Highway

Nanaimo Wednesday, May 16, 2012 The Coast Bastion Inn 11 Bastion Street

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Cowichan News Leader Pictorial, May 11, 2012  

May 11, 2012 edition of the Cowichan News Leader Pictorial

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