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he man convicted of driving drunk when he caused the crash that killed a Sahtlam woman will spend two years, less one day, in jail. Raymond Sam was sentenced by B.C. Supreme Court Judge Robert Johnston Wednesday afternoon in Duncan. Sam was also handed a three-year probation order, as well as a ¿ve-year driving ban. The crash killed 47-year-old Linda Emrick.

“My daughter,” said Emrick’s mother, Marion Hagel, as she left the courtroom. “She’s worth more than two years. “I’ll never stop loving her.” Emrick’s family shared tears and even anger outside the courtroom, clearly unhappy with Sam’s sentence. Sam’s family was also at Wednesday’s sentencing, and sat beside him as he stood to receive Johnston’s decision. In his pre-sentence comments, Johnston said Sam had about 3 1/2 times the legal limit of alcohol in his blood when he made an illegal

left turn from Brenton Page Road onto the Trans-Canada Highway on June 6, 2009. Emrick, who was driving a motorcycle, had no opportunity to avoid colliding with Sam’s vehicle, and died at the scene from the injuries she sustained in the crash. Johnston also noted Sam’s troubled upbringing and problems with alcohol abuse. Johnston said Sam, 50, has abused alcohol since his teen years. Both Sam, and his mother, were victims of residential schools and suffered from alcoholism. Sam witnessed violent attacks by his father

on his mother, and was “physically, sexually and culturally” abused in residential school. “Alcoholism is a disease. It is not a character Àaw,” Johnston said, adding in Sam’s case alcoholism can be largely attributed to systemic and individual factors, and that it is “not a sign of lack of remorse.” Johnston also noted Sam has no previous criminal history, but had four separate 24hour driving prohibitions. “These suggest there were some warning signs,” Johnston told the court. more on A4

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Charges g laid in beer-bottle braining A woman has been charged with two kinds of assault in connection with a December fight that ended in a Duncan woman’s face being slashed with a broken beer bottle. Cansis-Lee Dunn is charged with assault with a weapon, as well as assault

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Chief Alphonse says help is on its way Cowichan Tribes Chief Harvey Alphonse says he believes the tide is about to turn for the better as the community marshals its forces to deal with a suicide crisis on the reserve.

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arvey Alphonse has every reason to hope. And he has proof that light can be found in darkness. After noticing an alarming spike in suicides on-reserve, the chief of Cowichan Tribes de¿ed the natural inclination to keep the taboo tragedies secret, choosing instead to make them public — and to ask for help. Because Alphonse knows better than most that even when you feel alone and isolated, with a little bit of assistance, better times are just around the corner. “I thought of suicide when I was alone,” he remembers. “The thought came to my mind, to take my own life. ‘Go ahead and do it. Nobody cares. You’re alone.’ Those are the thoughts that attack you when you’re alone.” Alphonse was in his late 20s, maybe early 30s. His brother had died a year earlier, ostensibly from suicide but what turned out to be murder. And Alphonse had been hunting by himself, deep in local woods. “I wasn’t depressed. I was just sitting there, not even any thought of suicide, but it came “When you’re at and really attacked my mind,” he says, his your darkest movoice little more than a whisper as he rememment, quite often if the dark moment. you turn the page in bers “I was thinking of turning the gun on your life, there will myself. I was that close. be the answer that And it was through the you’re looking for.” act of making the sign of the cross that the thought just vanished. It was gone. So I unloaded the gun right away. I took the bullets out of the clip, and I walked out of the woods.” And Alphonse says assistance is already arriving, helping Cowichan out of the metaphorical woods, too.


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“Health Canada was the ¿rst to step up because of the statements we’ve made around the lack of resources,” he says. “It’s not so much the lack of resources; it’s just the level of resources is not suf¿cient to meet the demand.” Tribes has also assembled an internal working group, headed by Councillor Stephanie Charlie, tasked with helping the band through the tragic trend. Meanwhile, the Vancouver Island Health Authority is assisting Tribes with Applied Suicide Intervention Skills Training (ASIST) for band staff and community members, as well as health staff from neighbouring communities. “This two-day training is the gold-standard of suicide training,” said Jennifer Jones, Tribes’ acting health director. “We’re working closely with Health Canada, as well, working on proposals to provide assistance for counselling where needed.” Health Canada did not return calls by press time Thursday, but Jones said staff there has made assurances certain grants would be

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“There are some issues about the announcement,” Alphonse says. “Some think it should have taken another process, and not been made public. It’s that usual taboo approach, where we feel we shouldn’t talk about it. “But I think the majority of people are comfortable, and are glad that something is actually being done on behalf of their community.” Alphonse certainly doesn’t regret the decision. “I felt it was a high enough stat (of suicide alerts) that we needed to address it in a different way, and confront the issue publicly,” he said. And his hopes are high. “When you’re at your darkest moment, quite often if you turn the page in your life, there will be the answer that you’re looking for,” he says. “And if you give up, you’ve missed an opportunity to impact another individual. There is a purpose for each one us. We are placed here for a reason. “Keep your hopes up, and keep your spirit up, and don’t ever give up.”

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Johnston said Sam is not “beyond salvation,â€? and added the probation order will hopefully help deal with Sam’s alcoholism, and “ensure that he never again sits behind the wheel of a vehicle when he’s had a drink.â€? Emrick’s family, meanwhile, packed the small Duncan courtroom, and had provided a number of victim impact statements to the court before Johnston handed down his sentence. Emrick is survived by family members including her sons, Tyler and Jesse, and her Âżancee Mike Parsons.

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The judge also noted the concerns of Sam’s counsellor, who he’d been seeing since about a week after the crash. Sam’s counsellor says Sam feels “profound remorse� for Emrick’s death, and is also concerned Sam could commit suicide. “I accept Mr. Sam is remorseful for his actions,� Johnston said. Sam, wearing a black track jacket and light blue Andrew Leong jeans, stood quietly with his Albie Charlie presents a drum to Gail Kerrone, manager of Cairnsmore Place on Wednesday, May 16. The drum hands clasped behind his symbolizes the heartbeat of Mother Nature, and was a gift of appreciation in thanking the staff of Cairnsmore back as he listened to his sentence. Place for the care given to Marge Charlie, sister of Albie, who passed away Jan. 21.


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Three months later, Doupe residents still in the hole No assistance coming: Province stands firm in position collapsed road not its responsibility Krista Siefken

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t’s been a long three months for the residents of Doupe Road. Living without a road to your home will do that to you. “We’re pretty frustrated,” says Luc Perron. “It’s a public-safety issue and beyond our means and capacity to effect proper repairs, and we’re not getting any assistance from the government.” The Perron family and four other clans on Doupe Road have been without public access to their homes since their road collapsed in March. The Cowichan Valley Regional District is essentially powerless to help, the homeowners’ insurance providers say they’re not responsible for the damage, and the Ministry of Transportation and Infrastructure has ¿rmly stated the private-access road does not fall under its responsibility. “Roads across private land are not subject to the authority of the ministry, and the ministry does not have a mandate to spend public money to repair private infrastructure,” MoTI public affairs of¿cer Kate Trotter con¿rmed in an email to the News Leader Pictorial. “What I do not understand is that it is the provincial government’s author-

ity to ensure public safety and yet we have been without a road for more than three months,” Perron said. And concern is mounting. “The dry season is coming up and we have to start bringing hay in,” Perron said. “We’re running into a lot of issues that are going to cause problems further down the road.” The residents of Doupe Road met with ministry of¿cials Tuesday morning, but Perron said a solution was not reached. “However, all neighbours are working to ¿nd a plausible solution that would be our best avenue, with the MoTI facilitating us with direction and options,” he said. “Therefore, we are not going to receive any ¿nancial assistance from the MoTI, Provincial Emergency Program, or the (local) government. The future of our road is up in the air, or hole, as the case may be.” Cowichan Valley MLA Bill Routley had also met with MoTI of¿cials in May in an attempt to reach a solution. “They said they’re going to go back and reassess it, but I didn’t have a feeling they were necessarily going to do anything right away,” Routley said last week. “There was a lot of talk about the private nature of the road ... and I

Doupe Road resident Luc Perron at the site of a March washout on the road that cut off access to the homes of Äve residents. can completely agree in not setting a precedent of spending public dollars on private land.” But, Routley added, there’s obvious concerns about the way things were done at MoTI in the past — things that allowed for a private road to a

subdivision in the ¿rst place. That’s a sticking point for Perron, too. “They call it a driveway, yet the road is one-kilometre long with ¿ve private driveways branching off of it,” he said. “The Ministry of Transportation has

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Kids and dog lovers team up to make the police dog Tito bulletproof George Bonner: students combine with Tyee Kennel Club to raise money for RCMP dog’s ballistic vest Krista Siefken

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eet Tito. He’s ¿ve years old, catches criminals for a living, and is (almost) bulletproof. Tito is, of course, a police dog. And he’s got a team of local dog lovers and school children working on his behalf to raise money for a new uniform. “It’s a ballistic vest,” explains Tito’s partner in ¿ghting crime, West Shore RCMP Const. Dion Sutton. “It’s more for high-risk calls, where there could be a danger to the dog and myself. It’s just

a bit of extra protection.” And between Cowichan’s Tyee Kennel Club and George Bonner Middle School, Tito should have his $2,000 vest in no time. “It’s great that we have dogs out there that support us in our every day life, but sometimes we forget they need a little extra protection in their work — they don’t always meet nice people,” says Tyee club president Margaret Jones. The local club got the ball rolling, and George Bonner students added about $500 toward the pot. “All the other dogs have (a vest), but Tito’s is too big,” said Grade 8 Bonner student Owen Laurie, adding the students hosted the police pooch pair during the school’s Trot for Tito fundraiser on Friday. Fellow student Alexandra Leuvex said the students have also collected change in support of Tito’s new threads, and hosted a hat day fundraiser recently.

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Brentwood College School student Emma De Paoli helps light luminaries placed around the track during the annual Canadian Cancer Society’s Relay for Life event at Cowichan Sportsplex on Saturday, May 26.



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Greenhouse destroyed in North Cowichan Äre


nvestigation continues into Tuesday night’s blaze that gutted a greenhouse at a home on Lancaster Road, ¿re of¿cials say. Capt. Craig Douglas of North Cowichan’s southend hall said a dozen crew members fought the 10:15 p.m. ¿re in the plastic, wood-frame greenhouse that was separate from the nearby home. “It was pretty much gone when we got there,” he said of the relatively rare greenhouse ¿re. “These structures don’t take much to burn. It was

Senior Äned, banned from owning horses Krista Siefken

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Duncan senior has been ¿ned almost $2,000 after being found guilty under the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals Act. Orest (Louie) Pohynayko was convicted of causing or permitting an animal to be, or continue to be, in distress between June 1 and July 8, 2010. The charge had been coupled with the seizure of Pohynayko’s horses in 2010 and 2011. Readers may remember a January 2011 story in the News Leader Pictorial, in which Pohynayko adamantly stated that he never abused his horses. He broke down in tears as he

talked about the 10 thoroughbred horses seized by the SPCA during the previous six months. Pohynayko, who is in his 70s, had bred, trained and raced horses for 50 years, and was never accused of neglect or abuse until after a car accident in 2006. “I did the best that I could, but my ¿nances meant I couldn’t do as much as I would have liked to do with the horses, because I got short of money,” he said in 2011. “The animals were being kept in unacceptable conditions and were exposed to snow, rain and freezing temperatures without proper shelter,” B.C. SPCA special constable Dale Bakken stated in a media release in late 2010. He added there were issues with water, food quality and unsanitary conditions.

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On April 12, Pohynayko was found guilty of the animal distress charge, and on May 25 he was sentenced. He was ordered to pay $1,826.80 to the SPCA within 24 months, and ¿ned another $100. He’s also banned for life from owning or having any horses in his possession, with the exception of a 21-year-old horse currently in his possession. “I’m confused,” Pohynayko said Wednesday. “Why would they take away all my horses away except one? It’s because of its age. They wouldn’t be able to sell it like they sold my other horses. Because if I really abused my horses, why would they let me keep one?” Pohynayko said he plans to ¿le an appeal of the decision.

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Are you really scared of the kid on the corner? Why so suspicious? Difference doesn’t equal danger


dmit it. You’re walking alone when you spot a group of teenagers ambling toward you, swaggering in that idle way only teenagers are capable of. They’re smiling, and laughing, and not even looking at you. But you tense. You might clutch your bag a little tighter. Maybe you even cross to the other side of the street. Because even though you know these hoodie-clad kids are probably just talking about Family Guy or Call of Duty, there’s that part of you that’s unconsciously catalogued all the purse-snatching stories you’ve ever heard, all the rumours of harassment at the hands of youth, all the unfounded tales about teenagers who Most Cowattack unwary community members like ichan people swarms of wasps. Well, here’s another scenario. care about This one actually happened. Cowichan On Tuesday night, Cowichan Citizens on Patrol were Àagged down by a youth at the local skateboard park. He told them a suspicious vehicle had been parked nearby, with the keys in it, for about a week. The vehicle, as it turned out, had been stolen. Just picture it: the teenager with the frayed jeans, the scuffed skate shoes, the stickered skateboard. That youth is the reason police retrieved a stolen car on Tuesday night. Keep that in mind next time you see a group of skateboarders slaloming outside your house. Just because they’re strangers doesn’t mean they’re bad. Just because they’re different doesn’t mean they’re bad. We’ve met a lot of people in this community. Most of them are good people. We’ve walked by a lot of people on the street. None of them have attacked. Fear and paranoia are prone to breeding more of the same. So do faith and trust. Why don’t you give the latter a try?

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The case for Problems don’t go away if you don’t talk about them. Often it is helplessness, isolation, and the overwhelming feeling of being alone that lead to suicidal thoughts. By drawing attention to the issue, by showing people they are important and that the community does care, we can make a difference. People can get sick listening to the sound of silence.

Society has debated the amount of attention that should be given to suicides.

Non-proÄts downsizing — with one exception Krista Siefken

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t’s often said we shouldn’t take our work home with us. Well sure, that’s a nice idea. But it’s not exactly practical when you a) have a heart and b) spend your workdays talking to passionate, dedicated “Why can one ministry Cowichanians who are barely hanging hand out more than a on. It’s impossible to quarter-million dollars, Àip a switch and while others tighten stop caring about the community purse strings?” organizations — and the community leaders — who’ve had to toss in the towel for the same, tired old reasons: dwindling resources, and dwindling volunteers.


I’ve watched the Red Willow Womyn’s Centre close its city square shop. I’m still heartbroken about that one. We’ve just seen our so-needed Seniors Resource Support Society fold. I predict the fallout there is going to be staggering for many of our seniors. Cowichan Family Life wouldn’t be operating right now if it hadn’t opened a thrift store as a last-ditch effort to ¿ll its non-pro¿t coffers. Meanwhile, the Community Options Society has been forced to lay off counsellors — even though demand for services has increased. It’s more than a sad state of affairs. Sometimes, it makes me feel sick. So I’ll admit the Cowichan Intercultural Society has piqued my interest. While other non-pro¿ts are downsizing or disappearing, this particular organization has grown. It moved into larger digs at the end of 2010 and seems to have no shortage of grant funding — most notably it received a $364,000

It has been demonstrated suicide can be catching, that the act of one person giving up can lead to others doing the same. There is also real fear out there that bringing too much attention to youth suicides somehow glorifies the act and sends the wrong message to other young people. Conversations should be had, but in the appropriate times and places.


provincial grant for 11 community art projects a couple of years ago. Now, let me take a moment to make something very clear: I think the Cowichan Intercultural Society does fantastic work. Its promotion of multiculturalism in our community is tireless, and its staff is both passionate and professional. And it’s certainly a credit to CIS’ leaders — and grant writers — for managing to grow their organization at a time when the economy looks something like an old hound dog with patchy fur and a perpetual pant: still willing to go for a w-a-l-k, but not trotting as fast as it used to. What puzzles me is the inequity. I realize CIS’ grants are coming from different government departments than, say, the funding Community Options Society receives. But surely someone among the province’s 30,000 employees is keeping track of who is getting what — and attempting to make sure there’s some kind of balance.

Cowichan is diverse enough to justify a strong, healthy intercultural society, absolutely. But what about our seniors? Census data shows almost half of Cowichan’s population is 55 or older. So how can we justify letting our seniors support organization go? Why can one provincial ministry hand out more than a quarter-million dollars in arts grants, while other ministries tighten their purse strings? We know there are have- and have-not provinces. Here in Cowichan, we’ve got have- and have-not community groups. And that amounts to have and have-not Cowichanians.

Krista Siefken has been covering community and social issues in Cowichan since 2008.

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Should Duncan’s Seniors Resource Society get local government support to keep it running? “Yes. There’s also lots of co-operative groups in the Cowichan Valley with amazing ideas. Maybe seniors society volunteers could come together in a co-op structure and save it themselves. They could help create funding themselves.”

“Yes. Local government should help them, but we all have to remember our family is the most important thing in our lives.”

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Seniors support resource society not going gentle

Cow Bay director getting tough with the wrong people

Dear editor The headline for this story “Seniors Resource Society goes gentle into that good night” is very poetic. It conjures a picture of a beautiful sailboat Àoating into the sunset. This wording de¿nitely does a great disservice to all the people who have poured blood, sweat and tears into an organization that, for the past 25 years, has helped countless seniors here in the valley live a better life in their sunset years. I have just been associated with this organization for the past few years, however, I know how much I have put into it and have observed many others who have given very selÀessly to help others in need. It could be an emotional need or physical need. It made no difference. If we didn’t have someone quali¿ed to address the problem our executive director Jacquie Smith would research someone who could give them the aid they needed. We weren’t a feelgood organization. We were an organization that wasn’t afraid to roll up the sleeves and get down to the nitty-gritty of it. The past three years have been a constant battle to try to raise funds and get volunteers willing to work. We have been ¿ghting and scratching trying to keep this very valuable service alive here in the valley. We are tired of running into brick walls. We have put up a valiant ¿ght and have ¿nally had to admit that without funding and competent volunteers the programs cannot be sustained. Does that sound like we have gone “gentle into the night?” As I write this my heart aches for the many hurting seniors here in the valley that will no longer have this resource. Maggie Shipley

In my opinion: Impact of floathomes negligible in the big picture


live aboard my sailboat in Cowichan Bay for three reasons. First is the bay’s natural splendor. Second my fascination and respect for the people on the docks. Third I want to reduce my ecological footprint to a fraction of average while encouraging biological integrity. I am proud to live lightly on land and water. Reading your May 23 article on liveaboard septage concerns, it occurred to me that our local representative (Lori Iannidinardo) is inÀaming modest issues. The major menace is raw sewage assumed from 15 out of 16 Àoathomes (a few more now). People familiar with Cowichan Bay hydrology Andrew Leong Quinn, a Wheaton Terrier watches passing boat enthusiasts by the Halcyon II, a 1948 pilot house cutter, belongs to realize it is primarily salt water that Àows one way, Cowichan Bay Maritime Society during the 17th-annual Maple Bay Marina Wooden Boat Festival on Sunday, May 20. out to sea. They might also realize there is little risk of illness, whether because of the tiny relative have mission statements. In my house we also But they are still cuts, that at the time they were amounts or the effects of salt water on human have a budget and a mission, and that is to made they were thought to be temporary mea- pathogens. The health risk, in the absence of strong evimake education a priority. We have spent extra sures. Cuts can be uncut, and these particular dence, seems negligible. Far bigger issues exist and redirected other ¿nances to ensure each ones should be. as to habitat, water and disease in the Cowichan of my children got what it took to succeed in I support School District 79’s restoration their education and university. At what point budget because it will bring our education and Valley. By focusing on this tiny one, Iannidinardo avoids addressing the big ones. then, is it the responsibility of our government future back to the forefront of discussions. Some involve upstream usages from the CowBryan Crockett, Grade 11 student, (us) to say we have an issue here? How many ichan and Koksilah Rivers: industrial and forestry Cowichan Secondary School children need to fail and be marginalized beuse, agricultural uses including manuring and fore our citizens say this is wrong? During past Duncan fertilizing, residential usages including innumeryears this and other districts have had budgets More due diligence needed in able failing septic ¿elds and big lawns, the limited reduced by more than $1 million each year to capture and processing of valley urban sewage, the tune of $8 million here in Cowichan. When Åoathome campaign We love our disposable income the lack of apparent regulation of sewage on some does a polite society stop and say to itself, “no, Dear editor more than our children Aboriginal lands and the widespread intrusions and this is wrong?” The real issue is we cherish In spite of Director Lori Iannidinardo’s Dear editor disruptions from land developments, impacting our systems and the pursuit of lower taxes here inÀammatory comments about the Cowichan I think it is the wish of every citizen to respect in B.C. to encourage capitalism. We do this fresh water, some of it drinking water, and the sea. Bay Àoathome meeting, I failed to hear one and follow the law. It disturbs me greatly to Of many threats to fresh and marine waters because we love our disposable income more comment from a Àoathome owner against do anything contrary to our laws. In fact we and environment, these Àoathomes appear most than we do our children. So, come all you good connecting to sewage lines. Nor did I hear any should exceed them and look to uphold the modest. citizens, bring your children to the altar of ¿ssimilar comment from a marina owner. I bespirit of the law. Why then are we sacri¿cCow Bay’s water community, not its uplands, cal discipleship and sacri¿ce them to this god. lieve the majority, if not all, Àoathome owners ing our children at the altar of the ¿scal god? attract thousands on thousands of day-trippers and They will surely understand, because we are welcome the opportunity. I do understand we all must live within our tourists annually, helping businesses to prosper. just following the law. Ms. Iannidinardo’s opening statement at the means. I understand and personally live within Steve West The people on the water are friendly and proud meeting contained generalities regarding the our household budget. I have even run many Duncan damage done to Cowichan Bay by the Àoating of their homes, their small ecological footprint and successful businesses that follow budgets and close relationship to the sea. community. And yet, she provided no referThe community is neat, clean and responsible but ences to back up her statements. Where were RRestoration budget will put our some tell me they feel unfairly abused by Ms Ianthe coliform counts? What levels of pollution her law-and-order edict and the “hook eeducation on the front-burner again exist in the bay, and what are the real sources nidinardo, up, pump out or weight anchor” message. DDear editor of that pollution? Let us stop blowing smoke This is 2012 and there are ways to deal with such Our teachers have been cut. School isn’t partwithout becoming educated ¿ rst. “Do you think the Crofton pulp mill will survive its issues much preferable to hyping the message and ttime. Why are so many teachers? I am extremely disappointed in Ms. Iannidifinancial crisis?” pumping ultimatums. Valuable elective programs that have smaller nardo as my electoral representative. I would You answered: (69 votes) In effect she and her planner read the law to the like to encourage CVRD board members to do eenrolments than academic programs simply 57 per cent NO peasants, divided them into groups and then said ddo not happen without bloated class sizes. Our their own due dilligence, and not rely on the this: Discuss whether you have 30, 60 or 90 days sschool board has previously been very palliadirection of the director from Cowichan Bay. To vote on the next Question of the Week, log onto the to comply. ttive. They have had to cut. They tried to cut the Currie Ellis web poll at There appears no meaningful disclosure or tthings that would have the least impact if cut. Cowichan Bay discussion of the threats to health or environment, no science or studies to support their assertions, no sense of the priority of these particular problems, presented, if reports are true, with an absence of grace. It smelled of bureaucratic bullying to me. 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. So Cowichan Bay residents will do their part in response to issues raised in our pages get top priority; Keep it clean — attack the issue, Here’s how to send it to us: cleaning and greening Cowichan Bay but the best not the individual. • Email your thoughts to way is through effective consultation based on 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 respect, not ultimatums and bullying. reach you during office hours. 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Middle school students from throughout Cowichan can cross the cultural divide Krista Siefken

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he Cowichan Intercultural Society is helping youths cross the cultural divide with help from a $15,000 grant from Coast Capital

Savings. The Crossing the Cultural Divide program is operating at the valley’s middle schools to teach kids more about Canada’s Aboriginal and nonAboriginal heritage through a series of workshops. “We’re already part-way through the process,” says program co-ordinator Linda McDaniels. “We’ve looked at the history of

colonization throughout the world, and there was a workshop on lateral violence, so looking at what happens when a culture is oppressed, and how that manifests into lateral violence. “We also did an experiential workshop that looked at colonization in Canada.” And during the next few weeks, students will be looking at the similarities across cultures, those intrinsic human values all peoples share. “Students are creating their own charters or statements about what is important, and they’re going to create a rap (song) and a workshop and at the end of May we’ll be taking the kids out to some of the elementary schools to pay it forward,” McDan-

iels said. The program is reaching a total of about 130 middle-school students. “We’re going into the schools once a week and working primarily with the leadership classes,” McDaniels said. Other organizations involved are the House of Friendship’s youth inclusion program and Just Design Community, an intercultural society press release adds. “The program is engaging youth in cross-cultural relationship building by exposing them to ancient Aboriginal values and exploring the parallels between diverse cultures, while de¿ning their own cultural identities.”

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Downtown coronation decorations in store windows included a crown and sceptre on a velvet cushion, a Union Jack and model coach complete with horses, soldiers, guards and bandsmen representing the procession to Westminster Abbey.

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During a coronation program at Duncan elementary, vice-principal J. J. Gillatt spoke on the significance of the coronation, Richard McEwan read the 21st psalm and Margaret McKee read an excerpt from the Queen’s Christmas broadcast.

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Local volunteer firefighters fought a blaze that razed a large warehouse and workshop at the mill in Youbou. Plumbing and paint supplies were destroyed, and damage was estimated at $25,000.

Thousands turn out to celebrate queen Dateline 1953: Coronation big news in Duncan Ann Andersen

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still have the big blue scrapbook all elementary students in Britain were encouraged to make to commemorate Queen Elizabeth’s coronation on June 2, 1953. The glue holding photos cut from magazines and newspapers still holds, and the royal crest gleams on its royal blue cover. Our family watched the event on a small, Àickering blackand-white TV. Here, there was great excitement on that day and a feeling Cowichan was sharing with Britain and the rest of the Commonwealth the celebration of the crowning of Queen Elizabeth II. Thousands of people turned out in the streets of Duncan for a three-quarter mile parade. As the parade moved down Station Street, a faint breeze caught at the Àags and bunting that decorated stores, of¿ces and the streets. Outside Westwell’s Maj-Gen. G. R. Pearkes M.P. took the salute. With him were Air Marshal Sir Philip Livingston and Mayor J. C. Wragg. One of the best Àoats, reported the Leader, was that presented by the cast from the Indian (sic) opera Tzinquaw, whose theme was “Christianity comes to Cowichan.” The Little Theatre Guild presented an Elizabethan tableau in period costumes. On the T. Eaton Àoat were Lumber Queen Joy Peterson and her two princesses.

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And a bottle of rum? Foodie treasure hunt a culinary adventure in South Cowichan Ann Andersen

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har’s a treasure trove of bounty jist awaitin’ to be plundered in south Cowichan. And hungry treasure hunters can gather edible or drinkable nuggets at up to 25 booty stops during the second Culinary Treasure Hunt hosted by the South Cowichan Chamber of Commerce. Up to 100 people are expected to visit more than 20 farms, wineries, restaurants and food producers in the Mill Bay/Cobble Hill/Shawnigan Lake region. They’ll weigh anchor at the Mill Bay Centre at 10 a.m. Saturday and furl sails at 4:30 p.m. at Cobble Hill Fairgrounds. The $30 registration at the chamber’s new digs in the centre next to

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Alison Philp gets in the spirit for last year’s Culinary Treasure Hunt. South Cowichan Community Policing includes a basket, barbecue and draw ticket. “It’s not just another day of swilling ale and chasing wenches for these treasure hunters,” says Power.

“It’s a sensory cornucopia of fun and frivolity.” On this scavenger hunt with a difference, the hunters can follow the map to ¿nd hidden culinary treasure samples at the booty stops, gather information on locally grown and produced foods and even use the map of the area’s foodie centres to stock their pantries. The day is capped by a barbecue “The Cowichan 25-mile dinner” co-ordinated by the Shawnigan Lake and Cobble Hill Farmers’ Institute and Agricultural Society with catering help from Organic Fair. “All the food at the barbecue will be grown and gathered within a 25-mile radius,” Power says. Draw prizes include a freezer-full of local food, a barbecue and gift certi¿cates from local businesses. The event is a fundraiser for a new visitors’ centre.

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uncanâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Guide Hall on Cairnsmore was not even a year old when Scout and Guide Movement founders Sir Robert and Lady Olave BadenPowell visited during their Canadian tour in April 1923. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Duncan struck me as being one of the most â&#x20AC;&#x2DC;aliveâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; Guide centres that I have met within my whole tour through Canada,â&#x20AC;? Lady Baden-Powell wrote of her time at the building on what was then called Buena Vista Heights. And in April the Girl Guide Hall Committee celebrated the 90th anniversary of the oldest Guide Hall in Canada with a tea and visit from provincial commissioner Daphne MacGregorGreer.

The event attracted about 75 people with two to four representatives from every guiding unit in the valley, says hall committee chair Velma Bercier. â&#x20AC;&#x153;It went very well, a Âżtting celebration,â&#x20AC;? Bercier said. Guiding leaders Norah Denny and Dorothy Geoghegan started the push for a hall in Duncan shortly after they founded Queen Margaretâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s School in 1821 in a nearby house. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Money came from an entertainment by Guides in the old Opera House, the I.O.D.E., an auction sale and dance, bridge parties, a sale of plants and needlework and, later, an interest-free loan from Mrs. Hamish Morton,â&#x20AC;? explained Mollie Thompson in her 1982 history of the hall. Thompson, who enrolled in guiding in 1921, wrote the book for Cowichan Trefoil Guild, a group of former Girl Guide leaders. The hall building committee bought the lot where the hall now stands for $250 in early 1922. Well known local philanthropist Carlton Stone supplied building materials at the near cost price of about $500.

In early 1945, the hall committee purchased the empty lot next door; additions have been added to the hall over the years. And as soon as building was completed, it became a fundraiser. Current activities helping cover maintenance costs are a weekly Ă&#x20AC;ea market, monthly Cowichan Intercultural Society family dance and birthday parties. Itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s also used by a local squaredancing group and six local guiding units. The volunteer help and Âżnancial assistance by the Kiwanis Club of Duncan has been much appreciated, says Bercier. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Without their help we would not be able to maintain the hall,â&#x20AC;? she said. The kitchen was updated in 2008 and a new Ann Andersen Duncan Guide Hall committee chair Velma Bercier is focused Ă&#x20AC;oor laid earlier this year. Now itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s the turn of the roof. Underneath the on raising money to get the heritage building a new roof. shakes placed 30 years ago is the original metal Although the 40- by 60-foot hall was unlined span. and devoid of windows, an informal party was â&#x20AC;&#x153;Will we replace with shakes or something held in it on June 2, 1922. After a fundraising else? Weâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;re still deciding,â&#x20AC;? Bercier said. dance that November, the Âżnal window was The hall committee is planning special events to inserted, wrote Thompson. raise up to $30,000 for the new roof.


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Rob Kernachan said people seemed to get excited when they heard he was being hung in Chemainus this week. “My mother-in-law is bordering on ecstatic,” the News Leader Pictorial’s regular Friday cartoonist said. But the Chemainus-based artist is leaving the wit and the cartoon style behind for this

The Story of Cedar The sacred tree: Month-long artistic and community celebration aims to connect Cowichan with the coast’s iconic evergreen Peter W. Rusland

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edar is so spiritually hard-wired to the West Coast’s Native people, the arts council is honouring the sacred tree with a month of artistic events. “It’s a spiritual journey as well for our people,” said Duncan artist and Nuu cha nulth member Tina Lewis who’s hanging several works in the multi-media art show — starting Monday at the PORTALS gallery — called The Story Of Cedar. “Every time I go into the forest and take a cedar branch, I say a little prayer.” That’s the kind of reverence the co-hosting Cowichan Valley Arts Council and Film Cowichan hope to instill in folks — whether they

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recognize cedar’s historic role or not. “It’s opening so many doors,” said Film Cowichan’s Louise McMurray. “Cedar is important on so many levels. It’s been called the tree of life for all the communities up and down the Paci¿c Northwest coast. “It’s used for making everything baby diapers to the warrior canoes — it just goes through everything.” Lewis husband and drum maker, Jorge, agreed. Jorge hoped The Story of Cedar shows everyone the interconnection of cedar, the arts and the environment respected by his people. “I just took a drive through the bush for 1 1/2 days and saw all the environmental devastation,” said the former logger. “I wish the people l worked for for 15 years had been more environmentally responsible.”

Dance fans can feel the rhythms Celtic Rhythms 2012: Judy Hogg’s Celtic Rhythm Dancers — from age two to professional— grace the stage with their diverse and upbeat performances. Shows on Friday and Saturday will feature traditional and contemporary Highland, Scottish and Celtic dances, 7 p.m., Cowichan Theatre. Tickets are $14, $12 student, senior and Cowichan Folk Guild member. Call 250-748-7529.

hanging — a three-week show of his paintings in Chemainus’ Willow Street Cafe. His paintings are all acrylic on canvas of varying sizes. They are scenics done on Vancouver Island themes garnered from a variety of kayaking and backpacking trips. The show opened Monday and will run until June 21.

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Harold Joe Senior carves a canoe in preparation for The Story of Cedar; below Jorge Lewis works on a drum. Lewis works with cedar to make drums, often painted by his wife. One of his drums shows cedar, and a hand representing creativity, Tina Lewis explained. One of her paintings also shows a mythical cedar woman and many shades of green, while another canvas depicts a male ¿gure with blue details representing the spiritual baths of her people. McMurray said The Story of Cedar will feature a dozen Coast Salish carvers, cedar weavers, drum makers and artists who either work with cedar, or who have incorporated elements of cedar, the tree of life, into their work. “The work of 10 to 12 artists and artisans will be featured at PORTALS Art Gallery, in celebration of June as National Aboriginal Month.” Monday’s opening ceremonies at Island Savings Centre’s PORTALS, and the adjacent Mesachie Room, will feature routines by Port Alberni’s Haahuupay’ ak Dancers being welcomed to Cowichan Tribes’ territory by the Tzinquaw Youth Dancers. “It’s all around environmental teachings,” said McMurray. “They’re Nuu cha nuth and they’re all youths between nine and 14 years

old.” An artists’ reception will recognize all artists, and the Cowichan Spirit Drummers will sing a closing song, she explained. The Story Of Cedar also comprises events at the neigbouring VIU campus, she explained. “There’ll be week long cedar-weaving workshops where the public is invited to learn about weaving cedar hats.” Some of those hats could be worn during use of a Tribal Journeys canoe being carved by Cowichan artist Harold Joe Sr. with help from George Rice. Joe was stoked about launching the 35-foot red-cedar craft at about 8 a.m. on June 8 at Cowichan Bay’s Kilpahlas Beach. “It has meaning for a new generation of paddlers, and a generation of traditions,” he said of the 500-pound vessel sporting a Fiberglas exterior. It became a reality after last year’s request to Joe by former VIU head Maria Lauridsen. “I talked to a couple of our elders and Tribes got us the log, and I donated the carving work,” he said of the six-person canoe, skippered by Frank Wilson. McMurray said other Cedar saluting includes VIU ¿lm screenings Tuesday nights at from 6 to 8 p.m. through to June 19, plus speeches by a cedar weaver, carver and an environmentalist. A drum-making workshop happens June 23 at VIU with Jorge Lewis. Artists demonstrations also occur at PORTALS. A community cedar-based art piece is also planned. “Basically, it’ll be set on a background of a handwoven blanket,” McMurray said. “We’re inviting the community to come in to PORTALS every Saturday, starting June 9 from 10 a.m. to noon, to learn how to make a cedar rose, learn about cedar, and add their rose to the piece — it’ll be a river of roses.” National Aboriginal Day June 21 at VIU sees music by the Spirit Drummers, a 100-voice choir, and a noon draw for a cedar hat by Corinne Baker, and a Jorge Lewis drum with a red-tail hawk design by Tina. Your ticket What: The Story Of Cedar When: June 4 to 29, opening reception June 4, 6 to 8:30 p.m. opening, Where: PORTALS and VIU. Call 250-7461633.

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hey bill themselves as the complete Beatles Experience. And they are coming to the Cowichan Theatre Sunday Beatles tribute act The Fab Fourever comes to Cowichan this weekend guaranteeing a “splendid time for all.” “With the authenticity of the costumes, the close replication of that classic, unforgettable music and an undeniable stage presence, The Fab Fourever has earned the right to call themselves the complete Beatles experience,” the band’s press material reads. “This tribute band transports you back to a time when the music was the soundtrack to a generation sparing no small detail in their reproduction.” The Fab Fourever promises to perform many of the Beatles unforgettable hits including Can’t Buy Me Love, Love Me

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Bike to Work Week: celebration stations, Charles Hoey Park. Hosted by the Garage Café, 6:30 to 8:30 a.m., wrap-up party at Duncan city square, 3 to 5:30 p.m. More at info@ or

Cowichan Valley Garden Club Spring Flower Show and Plant Sale: featuring a breathtaking array of beautiful specimens grown in the Cowichan Valley, 1 to 4 p.m., St. Peter’s Church Hall on Church Road, off Maple Bay Road. Admission $2, $1 for children.

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Queen’s Garden Tea Party: celebrate the Queen’s Diamond Jubilee. with the Cowichan Music Band, an old English high tea and the British Royal Family, as played by volunteers, 1 to 4 p.m., Waterwheel Park, Chemainus. Free. Presented by the Chemainus Valley Historical Society, and sponsored by Canada Heritage.

Cowichan Stroke Recovery Association: invites stroke survivors and family to a weekly session now held at the library in Duncan on Fridays, 1 to 3 p.m. Call 250-246-4952 for information. New members welcome.

Dancing Empanadas — The Flavors of Colombia: a fun, free event featuringmusic, empanadas, cocada (cola), Columbian coffee and art activity for adults and children. Everyone

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welcome, 5 to 7 p.m. Cherry Point Estate Wines, 840 Cherry Point Rd. Call 250-748-3112 for information. Cowichan Folk Guild Youth Jammers: No Don’t Stop with Reid Williams headline this unplugged open mike for teens, 6:30 to 9 p.m. Island Oak High School, 5814 Banks Rd, North Cowichan. Admission $5, performers free. Call 250-732-5907. Art House Year-End Celebration: an evening of live performance by MoonDance Dynamic Arts School staff & students, the Laurel Singers and the Art House Collective featuring West African dance and drumming, contemporary dance, hoopnotica and song, 7 to 8:30 p.m. Art House, 1756 Wilmot Ave, Shawnigan Lake. A Family friendly event. Admission by donation. Call 250-743-5846. St. John’s Church, Cobble Hill 125th Anniversary Gala: featuring

a three-course sit-down dinner, silent and live auctions and entertainment by local artists, 6 p.m., Quamichan Inn, 1478 Maple Bay Rd. Cost $62.50. Call 250-743-3095 Hopwo Mosquito Tournament Pancake Breakfast Fundraiser: pancakes, eggs, sausages and beverage for $5. Everyone welcome, 8 to 11 a.m. Chemainus Ball Park.

Sunday The Hope King Hour: ninety minutes of great entertainment with a young singer/ songwriter, bringing you a vast repertoire of country classics, new country and originals. Hope also highlights a local young musician with each monthly visit, 2 p.m., Duncan Garage Showroom, 330 Duncan Street. Tickets are

$10 advance, $12 door. Call 250-748-7246. Shawnigan Lake Walk: walk or paddle six different routes to benefit the Cowichan Caregivers Support Society, 8:30 a.m., Shawnigan Lake Community Centre. Call 250-743-7621 for information. Lake Days Soap Box Derby: build your own racer and watch it go, 6 p.m., Stone Ave., Lake Cowichan. For information, call 250-709-4718. Cowichan Valley Garden Tour: the 18th-annual self-guided tour of some of Cowichan’s most picturesque properties, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Tickets $18 at a variety of garden stores, or the Cowichan Family Life thrift store, 521 Canada Ave., Duncan. Or call 250-597-1117 or 250-748-8281. A fundraiser for Cowichan Family Life.

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Monday Buck: a film about a real-life horse-whisperer, that becomes a metaphor for facing the daily challenges of life is the latest in the Documentary Night at the Library series, 6 p.m. Cowichan library, 2687 James St. Duncan. Free. Call 250746-7661. Tibet Resettlement Project: featuring the film Yogis Of Tibet,

door prizes and a silent auction and Tibetan tea and snacks. Tibetan musician, Jamyang Yeshi will perform in support of an initiative to see Canada welcome 1,000 Tibetan refugees. The evening runs from 7 to 10 p.m., Duncan United Church Heritage Hall, 246 Ingram St Cost $10 advance $15 door. Call 250-701-2775.

Tuesday Ed and Gail Peekeekoot: the Music in the Park series offers foot-stomping fiddle to virtuoso classical guitar sprinkled throughut with Ed’s Cree humour and philosophy, 7 p.m. Water Wheel Park Chemainus. Admission by donation. Call 250-324-5058 for information.

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an evening of eclectic music from medieval to modern day. Special guest Douglas Hensley on oud and 12-string guitar, 7 p.m., Duncan Garage Showroom, 330 Duncan St, Duncan. Tickets $12 at the door, $10 in advance. Call 250-746-8971 for information

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Sylvan United Church Mill Bay General admission at the door: $10.00 Children 12 & under- FREE Auditions and Registration for 2012-2013 Season Thursday, June 14 and Thursday, June 21 For more information call 250-597-0114

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Dr. James Cornell and staff are excited to welcome Dr. Dustin George to our dental practice commencing July 5, 2012. Dr. George graduated from the University of British Columbia in 2011. While at UBC, Dr. George participated in community clinics, local dental missions and at a hospital for sick children in Cambodia. After working his ďŹ rst year in Whitehorse in a private practice with a broad clinical scope, he has decided to relocate to the beautiful Cowichan Valley. Dr. George offers his expertise in General and cosmetic Dentistry, Endodontics, Oral Surgery and Pediatric Dentistry to our practice and patients.

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READ, Mary Ella (nee Sousa) May 29, 1939 – May 26, 2012 It is with deepest sorrow we announce the passing of a remarkable spirit, whose relish for life and graciousness inspired all who knew her. Mary Ella died peacefully at her home at Cherry Point Fold after a long and determined battle with cancer, fought with the same calm tenaciousness that marked her life. Born in Bermuda, Mary Ella attended Warwick Academy and traveled to Montreal for business school where she enchanted a spirited young geologist from Nova Scotia, Wayland Read. She loved his curly hair. He promised to take her canoeing. The two were married in Bermuda in 1958 beginning a loving journey of 53 years. Their grand adventures began in a VW Beetle from Bear River, N.S. to Wayland’s work in mining camps in Elliot Lake, Ont. and the Yukon. In a tundra house at the end of a hopelessly muddy summer road, close to the Arctic Circle Mary Ella immersed herself in the lonely but joyfilled task of nurturing two toddlers. They’d earned a spell of luxury when they moved to West Van’s Sentinel Hill in 1964, Mary Ella carefree; driving her Mercedes with top down, wind in her hair. In 1972 she determined the family should do “Europe on $5 a Day”, and the four set off; traveling light they tramped through every museum and castle from Land’s End to Pompeii for two months, a trip that would instill a fearless love of travel in them all. Trips to China, India, Africa, Mexico and Around the World followed. A chance finding of waterfront acreage on Vancouver Island became first their summer retreat, then their home and lifelong project in 1973. Together they created an Eden, full with the bounty of fruits and vegetables and flowers. “I never married a farmer!” she complained when Wayland invested in Highland cattle, pigs and chickens, but this too she took on with ease and grace, gumboots her new wardrobe, chickens clucking along behind her in the garden plot. A visit to Mary Ella’s was a magical adventure for young and old alike; it was a place of warm welcome and loaded down farewells. Children were praised, encouraged to lift every rock, search every tidal pool, name every bird and thrill at the warmth of a freshly laid egg. Pockets were meant for treasures to later be turned into crafts. Mary Ella’s business training was put to good use as Court Reporter for Magistrates’ Court in Elliot Lake, secretary for the Cowichan District Teachers’ Association and for many years as secretary for the family business. Her love of learning drove her to achieve a Bachelor of Fine Arts with Honors from UVIC in 1990, majoring in Creative Writing, a gift that made the tales of her life vibrant with images shared in poetry, stories and letters. Mary Ella treated life as a grand celebration that all who knew her were blessed to attend. Silver, candlesticks and flowers, made every shared meal divine whether in the dining room or at the picnic table on the beach. She thrilled to kayaking by moonlight, daily beachcombing, playing duplicate bridge, sighting winter wrens at her feeder, spring’s first frogsong and every newborn’s cry. In May 2011 on Quadra Island Wayland finally took her canoeing. She will be eternally missed by husband Wayland, daughter Jennifer (Phil) Butterworth of Crofton, son Steven (Andrea) Read of Richmond, sister Rose (Jim) Whitaker of Squamish, brother Matthew Morgado of Victoria, grandsons David, Michael and Christopher Butterworth, Jeremy, Brock and Brian Read, Aunt Senhorina Morgado of Vancouver and numerous nieces, nephews and myriad devoted friends and members of St. John’s Anglican Church where her contribution was constant. Funeral services to be held on Saturday June 9th at St. John’s Anglican Church, 3295 Cobble Hill Road, Cobble Hill, B.C., Canada at 3:00 pm.; reception immediately following in the Church Hall. In lieu of flowers, donations to the Canadian Cancer Society or the Cowichan District Hospital would be greatly appreciated. Online condolences may be offered at

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


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

FAHLBORG, Joy Rosanna Oct. 20, 1926 - May 24, 2012

It is with extreme sadness that we announce the passing of our dear mother, grand-mother and great-grandmother, Joy Rosanna Fahlborg. Joy was born in Camrose, Alberta on October 20, 1926. She will always be loved and sadly missed by her four children, Ken (Katy) Cathy (Earl) Marion, and David (Dorothy), 10 grandchildren and numerous great-grandchildren. She is survived by one brother and two sisters. As a young woman Joy enjoyed many years of camping, hunting and fishing with her husband Desmond Morris and their children. Joy and Des moved to Port Alberni in 1964 where they bought a commercial fishing boat and spent many years fishing the West Coast. After our dad died, mom married Nils Falhborg and they had great times traveling to Sweden, Belgium and Hawaii. Mom was a very social person and at the Lodge on 4th in Ladysmith greeted guests and new residents always making them feel welcome. She was the Master of Ceremonies for almost all the events and spent a great deal of time and enjoyment working with Jan in Activities. Joy was a greeter and an active member of the Calvary Baptist Church in Chemainus and her final wishes were to have a celebration of her life at her church amongst her family, her Church family and many friends. Celebration of Life will be held on Thursday, June 7 at 1:00 p.m. Calvary Baptist Church, 3318 River Road, Chemainus, BC. If friends so desire, memorial tributes may be made directly to the Calvary Baptist Children's Ministry. P.O. Box 151 Chemainus, BC, V0R 1K0

WILLIAMS, Gail Marie (nee Meers) was born Christmas morning, December 25 1957. Gail fought a very brave two year battle with cancer and peacefully passed away with her loving husband Ken Schwab at her side on May 24th 2012 in the Mackenzie B.C. hospital. Gail was blessed with an easy going, laid back personality. Her calm mind enabled her to face her illness with great courage. She never allowed fear or self-pity to consume her positive out look. Gail was a very fun loving wife, mother, grandmother, sister, daughter and friend to many. She enjoyed every aspect of being a family and was adored by her many nieces and nephews as a fun auntie. What made her so special was that she could never bring herself to judge anyone, no matter how bad they seemed. She had learned how to play the bagpipes and enjoyed sports such as softball and racquetball. Karaoke and Billiards were a couple more of her favorite things to do. She enjoyed learning new things and had completed a number of different courses which enabled her to work at a variety of different jobs throughout her life. Gail was the 5th girl in a family of 7 children. She grew up in a rural home in a house of 10 with her adoring granny, her siblings and her parents. She loved adventure, travel and games. Gail was predeceased by her granny, Alice Davies, her father John Meers and by her baby girl Brina. She is survived by her husband of 25 years Ken Schwab, her children Misty (Steve), Daniel (Olivia), Kathy (Lyle), Serena (Trevor), her grandchildren Taescha, Tyrone, Sean, Troy and Stevie, her mother Mary Meers, siblings Joan Brewer, (Bob) Grace Ceriko, (Andrew), Christine Fawcett, (Don) Pat Rankin, (Geordie), Ken Meers, (Laurel), Alan Meers, (Sandy) as well as many nieces and nephews. Gail was well loved, respected, and admired and will be greatly missed by all. But everyone who knew her knows that she is now resting peacefully in the arms of the angels. Family and friends are invited to Celebrate Gail’s life: Saturday June 2 2012 - 1 to 4 PM, Eagles Hall, 2965 Boys Road, Duncan. Online condolences may be offered at www.hwwallacecbc,com

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

HALK, Harvey John Harvey passed away peacefully on May 22, 2012. He is survived by his wife Aileen and his children, sons Ronald, Donald, Robert and daughter Gloria Shelton, his many grandchildren, great grandchildren and 1 great great grandchild. He is well loved and known for his love of animals, particularly horses and parrots. We would like to thank the wonderful hospital staff at Cowichan District Hospital. You're all outstanding individuals. At his request there will be now service. HOBBS, Cathryn Janet Cathryn Hobbs passed away peacefully on May 13, 2012. Cathryn was born in Lachine, Quebec on February 26, 1964. She spent her childhood growing up in Ottawa, Ghana, Jamaica and Belize until finally settling in the Vancouver area and then the last ten years in Duncan.

FRISCH, JOHN F 1928-2012 John’s entire career was spent in the Pulp and Paper Industry across Canada. Survived by wife Joan, son Eric in Ottawa and daughter Rondi in Florida and four grandchildren. In accordance with his wishes there will be no service. Flowers are gratefully declined. For those that wish, donations may be made in John’s name to the charity of your choice. Please take this opportunity to remember him in your own way and in your own time.


Alcoholism is a terrible affliction that affects so many people. It starts out as a fun friend going with you to parties, but overtime, slowly wedges itself into your life until ultimately it takes control and dictates your every action. Cathy was a very strong woman and it was never thought that anyone or anything could ever overpower her but she was no match for alcoholism. She was a loving mother and daughter. She was a wonderful wife and best friend. Her infectious sense of humour affected everyone she met. She will be missed dearly by all those that knew her. She is survived by her daughters Taylor and Rachel, mother Christine, brothers Patrick and Barry, and husband of twenty years Robert Farrell. In lieu of flowers the family asks that a donation be made to the BC Cancer Agency 100-394 Duncan St. Duncan, BC V9L 3W4 Condolences may be shared on line at

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

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FOUND: A remote key for Volkswagen. Please come to Aha Sushi at Duncan Village Green Mall.

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BURDEN, Ronald Joseph Henry Born February 10, 1934 New Westminster, BC, passed away May 29, 2012 at home with his family by his side. Ron leaves his children Ron (Patti), Theresa (Ray), Sheila (Morris), grandchildren Craig, Gary, Troy and Kerri Ann. Ronâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s move back to Cowichan Bay last year has left a lot of good memories for his children. He will be deeply missed. Thank you to VIHA and all the home support that was given to Ron, it meant a lot to the family to see how well taken care of he was. A service will be held at a later date. Online condolences may be offered at

H.W. Wallace 251 Jubilee St. 250-701-0001 VOGT, Cordula Doris (Nowrath) March 3, 1955 - May 28, 2012 Cordula died peacefully on May 28, 2012. She spent her last months the way she lived, surrounded by family, friends, ďŹ&#x201A;owers and music. Her lengthy illness did not diminish her joy in life or her concern for others. Cordula loved the West Coast. She swam and kayaked in the ocean, skied in the mountains and hiked in the forest. Her curiosity led her to travel the world and learn many languages. When her beloved husband, Andreas, died, she established the Andreas Vogt Nature Reserve on Saltspring Island. Cordula was a devoted practitioner and teacher of yoga. She had a talent for working with specialized groups, including adults with disabilities and new mothers. She loved gardening and singing with the Women of Note choir. Cordula was a loving and caring mother, daughter, sister, aunt, cousin and friend. She will be forever missed by her children Kai and Svea, parents Horst and Oda Nowrath, sister Gwen (Philip), brother Bernard (Wendy), and parents-in-law Helmut and Irmgard Vogt. Her family would like to thank the wonderful staff at Lady Minto Hospital. In lieu of ďŹ&#x201A;owers a contribution can be made to the "Lady Minto Hospital Foundation" (Saltspring Island). A celebration of her life will be held on Sunday, June 3, from 2-4 at 260 Mountain View Drive, Saltspring Island. Namaste om, Cordula



as of June 2nd


Bobs Barbershop New name, same place!

The Cowichan Valley Garden Club

Olde Towne Barber

Presents its annual ďŹ&#x201A;ower show and plant sale to be held on Saturday, June 2, 2012 at St. Peterâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Church Hall on Church Road, off Maple Bay Road. 1:00 - 4:00 pm. If you are interested in entering and would like a list of categories, please call Maureen 250-246-3626 no later than Friday morning, June 1st, 2012. Admission is $2 adults, $1 children. Afternoon tea, $3.

(next door to Canada Services)

231 Jubilee Street Duncan

250-746-8514 LEGALS Hiiyeâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;yu Lelum (House of Friendship) Society Annual General Meeting is to be held on Monday, June 25, 2012. Supper will be served at 6 PM and meeting will follow. Items to be discussed are the Financial Statements for 2011-2012 and election of Board of Directors (members in good standing). Join us and bring a friend. New Members Welcome.

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

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FOUND - Ford key (possibly with a chip) & remote in Westholme near Westhill Rd. Can be claimed at the News Leader Pictorial ofďŹ ce, next to BuckerďŹ elds. FOUND - ONE TOYOTA KEY April 23, 2012, on Chippewa Rd, Duncan. HONDA keys found - A black leather zippered key holder containing Honda keys and a couple of others (one marked Chateau) were found approx May 15 on Cowichan Bay Rd, between Wessex & Bench. Can be claimed at the News Leader Pictorial ofďŹ ce, #2-5380 Trans Canada Hwy, next to BuckerďŹ elds. KEYS FOUND - 2 keys on ring with a Peter Baljet leather tag. Found Saturday morning, May 12 in the gravel parking lot near bridge on Allenby Road. Can be claimed at the News Leader Pictorial ofďŹ ce, next to BuckerďŹ elds. KEYS FOUND, March 20/12 in Safeway parking lot. 4 small keys on a very large metal ring. Can be claimed at the News Leader Pictorial ofďŹ ce, #2 - 5380 TCH, next to BuckerďŹ elds. LOST: GOLD earring, hoop type, sentimental, reward. Call (250)746-5155. LOST, possibly Maple Bay Rd. Harley Key with remote. REWARD. (250)391-1404 MANâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;S RING was found in the washroom on Saturday morning May 26 at Peter Baljet GM. Please call (250)7467131 to identify & claim. The News Leader Pictorial ofďŹ ce is holding several sets of â&#x20AC;&#x153;foundâ&#x20AC;? keysâ&#x20AC;?, since March 2003. Stop into the ofďŹ ce and see if any belong to you. #2-5380 Trans Canada Hwy, Duncan, next to BuckerďŹ elds

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PROFESSIONAL TEAM seeks driven, success-minded people. Learn to earn money on bills we already pay! Local training and support! Call 250999-4844.

CAREER OPPORTUNITIES AIRLINES ARE Hiring- Train for high paying Aviation Maintenance Career. FAA approved program. Financial aid if qualiďŹ ed- Housing available. CALL Aviation Institute of Maintenance (877)818-0783.

EDUCATION/TRADE SCHOOLS FOODSAFE AT Island Savings Centre, June 30 & July 28 courses 8:30-4:30 $65. 250746-4154 HAIRCARE PROFESSIONALS

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

PACIFIC ENERGY Production Workers PaciďŹ c Energy, a leading manufacturer of quality wood and gas stoves, has immediate openings for production metal workers. Competitive wage rates, a comprehensive beneďŹ ts program fully paid by the company are all reasons to consider a career at PaciďŹ c Energy. Please deliver your resume in person to

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

HELP WANTED CARETAKER WANTED: Free rent, couples only. Look after grounds, on Salt Spring Is. Email:

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FOUND at Cherry Point Beach, right after the super moon, a digital camera. Call to identify (250)733-2572

Nootka Sound Timber, based on Nootka Island, has an immediate opening for a salaried Equipment Manager. The successful candidate will be responsible for all maintenance and replacement of equipment plus land based and barge camp facilities, supervision and hiring of mechanics, purchasing of parts and services and related short and long term equipment and maintenance planning. The successful candidate should have extensive coastal logging maintenance experience, supervisory experience, strong interpersonal skills, a commitment to safety and the ability to work in a high energy environment. Nootka Sound Timber logs 300,000 m3 annually and is based at Kendrick Arm on Nootka Island. Please submit your resume to: Nootka Sound Timber Co. Ltd. Fax: 250-594-1198 Email:



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An Alberta Construction Company is hiring dozer, excavator and rock truck operators. Preference will be given to operators that are experienced in oilďŹ eld road and lease construction. Lodging and meals provided. The work is in the vicinity of Edson, Alberta. Call Contour Construction at 780723-5051.

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Recognize Habits and Patterns For help with your funeral and cemetery arrangements, call 1-877-657-0861 CEDAR VALLEY MEMORIAL GARDENS 2347 Cedar Road A Division of Arbor Memorial Services Inc.

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Techniques Include: Hypnosis E.F.T. T.A.T. WHEE Barbara Adelborg C.M.H., H.T. is a CertiďŹ ed Hypnotherapist 106-225 Canada Ave., Duncan


DISPENSER NEEDED for optometry clinics. Applicant should enjoy sales in a fashion and knowledge based environment, enjoy working with the public and have a proven record of providing excellent customer service. If you are interested in learning new skills then we will provide the training. Please bring resume to Eye Design Optometry, 101394 Duncan St or #105-2690 Mill Bay Rd.

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ELECTRICIAN JOURNEYMAN position, Port Hardy. Residential, commercial, industrial installations & maintenance. Require valid driver’s licence, electrician trade certificate & BCTQ. Send resume: fax 250-949-9230 or email PIONEER HOUSE now hiring an experienced Evening Line Cook, and a P/T day/night dishwasher. Apply with resume to Mark or Matt, 4675 TC Hwy, Duncan, B.C. or by email:

ELECTRICIAN JOURNEYMAN position, Port Hardy. Residential, commercial, industrial installations & maintenance. Require valid driver’s licence, electrician trade certificate & BCTQ. Fax or email resume: 250-949-9230 or:

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

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

P/T SERVER needed in busy little cafe (9:30am-2:30pm Mon-Fri). Some experience needed, must be able to work in a busy environment and is motivated. Please submit resume to the Corner House Cafe, 181 Jubilee St., Duncan. Ask for John.

STRUCTURLAM PRODUCTS Ltd., located in beautiful Penticton, B.C. is seeking experienced Timber Framers. For more information and to apply, please visit our website @

SALESPERSON - Multi tasker with computer and data entry skills. Apply at Taya’s Treasures, 438B Trans Canada Hwy. Call (250)709-9933.

LIVE EDGE Design Inc. requires an entry level woodworker. Knowledge of woodworking, joinery & machinery would be an asset. Heavy lifting is required. Numeration compensation will be based on experience. Please apply by email to: or in person at 5195 Mearns Road, Duncan. No Phone Calls Please.




DL Baker Construction Canada is looking for QAQC Manager in Kitimat, BC, Canada. The QA QC Manager will have knowledge in the following: Responsible for all inspection activities - Assign qualified inspection and test personnel to perform their applicable quality related activities - Responsible for review and approval of test controls and test results, inspection records and welding inspections. - Document nonconformances - Bachelor’s degree in an engineering, scientific, or construction-related discipline from four-year college or university; or 2 to 4 years related experience and/ or training; or equivalent combination of education and experience in the civil discipline Knowledge of construction practices (i.e., formwork, rebar, concrete placing, etc) is preferred -Demonstrated skill and knowledge with applicable Quality codes. - Must have knowledge of the general structure of quality assurance programs, especially of inspection and testing procedures under those programs. Please send resume to HELP WANTED


CARE HOME PROVIDERS Up to $3000 monthly

Transitions Care Home Coordinator 250-754-2773 ext. 222 or visit: - employment tab

Employment Opportunity Just Jake’s and the Craig Street Brew Pub in Duncan, along with Jake’s At The Lake in Lake Cowichan are interviewing for self motivated and energetic people to fill full and part time positions. Positions available include dishwasher, custodian, prep and line cook, host/busser, office, brewery assistant, bartender and server. Also, if you feel that you have what it takes to become part of our management team then please apply as well. All will be interviewed.

Applications accepted between 9:00 am and 12:00 pm on Saturday, June 2nd at 109 South Shore Drive in Lake Cowichan (the home of the new Jake’s At The Lake).


Country Grocer has an opening for a part-time Meat Wrapper, hours will be 24-32 per week and shifts will vary. Previous experience essential. To apply send your resume to or apply online from our website,

EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITY Precision Engineering Ltd. is a new structural engineering company located in Cobble Hill on Vancouver Island and provides engineering services to the roof truss component industry as well as the residential construction industry. We are seeking a full time design technician with either an engineering degree in structural or civil engineering or experience in either, or an experienced roof truss and engineered Àoor design technician with experience with Mitek roof truss design program software, CAD and / or Àoor design software. Training would be available for candidates with the appropriate industry background. Successful candidates would be working under direct supervision of a certi¿ed professional B.C. engineer and would also be able to article under him to gain designation for structural if quali¿ed. Duties to be determined based on experience, but would all be related to above mentioned. Successful candidate will be offered a competitive salary and bene¿t package, based on experience or designation. Please reply by mail, fax to 250-743-9024 or email to Precision Engineering Ltd. P.O. Box 280 3605 Cobble Hill Road Cobble Hill, B.C. V0R 1L0



Be part of our energetic team this fall providing a variety of customer services to the community in our Parks, Recreation and Culture Department facilities at the Cowichan Valley Regional District.

CERTIFIED PLANER MECHANIC WFP is currently seeking a part-time Certified Planer Mechanic (Millwright experience) to join our Duke Point Sawmill Division located in Nanaimo, BC.

Can you skate competently? Skate Patrol, Cowichan Lake Recreation • • Rink Patrol, Kerry Park Recreation

If providing pleasant, professional customer service appeals to you and if you are Àexible and available to work a variety of casual, on-call shifts, view the details of these separate competitions, including the quali¿cation requirements and application instructions on the CVRD website. Phone: (250) 746-2500 Fax: (250) 746-2513 Email: Website:

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This is an hourly USW union position with a certified rate of $33.225 per hour and a comprehensive benefit package. Details of the collective agreement can be viewed at

Do you have reception experience? • Cashier Receptionist, Ticket Centre, Island Savings Centre


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

Do you have food and beverage experience? Food & Beverage I, Kerry Park Recreation • • Food & Beverage II, Kerry Park Recreation

Do you relate well with at-risk youth? Youth Outreach Leader, Island Savings Centre •

DL Baker Construction Canada is looking for Project Engineer in Kitimat, BC, Canada. The Project Engineer will possess competency in the followign areas in order to perform his/her role in a safe, productive, and effective manner Oversees the Administration of Contract (Accepted Bid Package) and Information Management - Assists with Project Administration and Cash Flow Ensures a safe work environement - Bachelor’s degree from four-year college or university; or 2 to 4 years related experience and/or training; or equivalent combination of education and experience - Ability to work in a team environment -Ability to define problems, gather data, establish facts, and draw valid conclusions. Send Resume to:



FULL-TIME EXPERIENCED dental receptionist required. Please apply in person to the Office of Dr. Nagainis suite 300-2700 Beverly St, Duncan. PROFESSIONAL/ MANAGEMENT

NARSF Programs Ltd.

We are looking for Care Homes to provide a home environment for youth in need of a blended withdrawal management and stabilization support related to substance use. Situated in the Cowichan Valley area, Caregivers will provide non-medical care and support to youth between the ages of 12-19 years in a private, safe, alcohol and drug free home. A reliable vehicle, criminal record check, reference, and participation in a care home study are required. If you are interested, have good people skills, a calm approach, and enjoy working with youth, please contact the:


Complete job details can be viewed at: THE COMPANY: Western Forest Products Inc. is an integrated Canadian forest products company located on Vancouver Island that is committed to the safety of our employees, the culture of performance and the discipline to achieve results. If you believe that you have the skills and qualifications that we are looking for, please reply in confidence: Human Resource Department Facsimile: 1.866.840.9611 Email: Application Deadline: July 6th, 2012 Reference Code: DPS, Planer Mechanic As only short listed candidates will be contacted, WFP thanks you in advance for your interest in our Company.



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


We are looking for a senior produce clerk who will: • Provide great customer service • Order, receive, trim, wash, prepare & package produce & other fresh produce • Stock, rotate & maintain attractive displays • Demonstrate leadership and the ability to motivate others The right applicant will have: • Previous produce experience or similar • Experience ordering & buying • The ability to safely lift 50+ lbs, work in an indoor/outdoor environment with extreme temperature changes • Strong communication skills both verbal & written Salary commensurate with experience and includes extended benefits/dental benefits & staff discount. Great opportunity for advancement. If you have the experience, skills & ability to succeed in this position: Apply in person with resume to: Carrie or Fiona Russell Farms Market 2711 Mt. Sicker Rd., Chemainus (No Phone Calls Please)

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

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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


For Sale: NEW 1296 square foot Modular Home. View at Rocky Creek Village, unit # 70-A Alderwood Drive, Ladysmith. Open House every Friday, Saturday, and Sunday 1:00 PM - 3:00 PM. For more information please phone Ken 250-245-4081.

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CHEMAINUS, 2882 Sequoia Way (Mill Creek Estates), Sat, June 2, 9am-2pm. Furn, household items, kitchen, tools, electric bed, bookcases and much more. CHEMAINUS 3245 Creegan Dr (off Victoria Rd behind elementary school). Sat & Sun June 2 & 3, 9am-4pm. Large sale, lots of books, house and garden items, small appliances, sewing machine etc. CHEMAINUS, 9981 Cochrane Cres., Sat, June. 2, 9am-3pm. Moving Sale. Furniture, books, toys, household items and much more. CHEMAINUS: SUNDAY, June 3rd, large Antique/Collectible parking lot sale at Hwy Antique Emporium- Hwy #1 at Henry Rd. 8am-3pm. COBBLE HILL- 3640-A Vanland Rd, Sat, June 2, 9am-? Moving Sale! 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 Fish & Game Association SWAP MEET and OPEN HOUSE, June 16 at 8am. “The Range” 4295 Robertson Rd, Glenora. All things Hunting, Fishing & Camping! First come first serve for setting up a table, $10/members, $20/non-members.

Crofton: 8075 Spinnaker Rd, Sat/Sun, June 2 & 3, 9-3pm. Household goods, small appl., books, video games.

DUNCAN, Sat, June 2, 9:30-2:30, 5201 Trans Can Hwy frontage Rd., at the Kitchen Sink, next to Cowichan Valley Meats. 2000 sq. ft. indoor garage sale. Horse tack, tools, furniture, electronics, housewares, fishing tackle & MORE!

Cowichan Secondary Dry Grad 2012

Fundraiser Garage Sale, Bake Sale, Hot Dog Sale & Bottle Drive Lots of household and garden items, books, clothes, toys and more! Saturday June 2, 9-3 pm at Cowichan Secondary, 2652 James Street. (Garage Sale Donations will be accepted at the school on Fri June 1) COWICHAN STATION, 4571 Koksilah Rd., Sat, June 2, 8am-4pm. Moving Sale. Reclining sofa, oak desk, oak entertainment centre, jewelry, bird cages, pond spitter, lots of books, Catherine Cookson Collection, pictures, mirrors, tools, fishing rods & more. COWICHAN STATION, Sat June 2, 9-1, 2375 Koksilah at old Cowichan Station School, School furnishing & tailgate sale! $10 a space for sellers. Refreshments available. Call for info: (250)701-3338 COWICHAN VALLEY/Duncan, 360 Duncan St., Sat, June 9, 10am. Vendors Wanted.

DUNCAN, 2284 Davis Cres. (off of Moose Rd.), Sat, June 2, 8am-4pm. Moving Sale. Treadmill, desks, office chairs and many household items. DUNCAN, AOTS Garage Sale, Sat., Sat, June 2, 9-12, 246 Ingram St, Duncan United Church Heritage Hall. Thrift Store open too. Refreshments


GIANT GARAGE SALE See you on Sat, June 2 and Sun, June 3 9 to 3 at Evergreen Trailer Park

3497 Gibbins Rd. 2 kms past the hospital a number of trailers will have goods to sell #66, #56, #55 and #12

Articles too numerous to mention DUNCAN

GIANT SPCA GARAGE SALE, Sat & Sun., June 2 & 3 8:30 - 3pm NEW LOCATION Cowichan Exhibition Grounds BBQ, tools, furniture, etc. Something for everybody! We have it all!!!! Cash & Credit cards accepted DUNCAN, Moving Sale, June 2, 9-1, 2479 Townend Rd, off Lakes. No early birds. John Deer X340, ride-on mower, like new, John Deer 316 (hydr), needs new battery, incl’s 50 in Mid mount rotary mower, needs belt & 54 front blade. Furniture, tools, household items, records, fishing rod, lg dog crate, mirrors, pictures, tennis equip & books, and lots more!!! DUNCAN: Moving sale! Sat, June 2, 9-2, 355 Dogwood Pl, off Gov’t St. Tools, gardening, furniture, collectibles and more DUNCAN, Multi Family Yard Sale, Sat June 2, 9-3, 3051 Allenby Rd. Riverside Campground. Tools, plants, & more! DUNCAN, Neighbourhood Garage Sale

Saturday, June 9 9am - 2pm Chaparral Drive (off Maple Bay Rd., then left on Chaparral) DUNCAN, Sat June 2, 10-3, 6250 Palahi Rd off Moorfield, off Somenos or Lanes. High quality items, low prices, no junk! MAPLE BAY, 1151 Maple Bay Rd., Sat & Sun, June. 2 & 3, 8am-3pm (both days). Estate/ Garage sale. Too many items to list. Please park on road, vehicle access for pick up only. Rain or shine.

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.

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


REAL ESTATE BUSINESSES FOR SALE FAST FOOD Restaurant for Lease, at 1610 Joan Ave, Crofton 1(323)8236108

GARAGE SALE - 9 am to 1 pm. Come down to 1716 Glen Road, COWICHAN BAY this Sat. June 2nd from to pick up your odds and ends. Furniture, fishing gear, collectables, canning equipment, children’s clothing, toys & more!! Everything very clean, like new!

MALAHAT COMMUNITY Garage Sale. Spectacle Lake Home Park. Whittaker Rd. Sat. June 2, 9am-2pm. Hamburgers, hotdogs & fries for sale. MAPLE BAY: Multi family, Sat, June 2, 8-3. 1136, 1167 & 1180 Viewtop Rd. Folding cot, canning machine, meat grinder, fishing & camping equip, household items, kids stuff, etc MAPLE BAY: Sat, June 2, 8-1pm. Lakeview subdivision, 2-family sale: 1180 & 1136 Viewtop Rd. MASSIVE SALE! Saturday June 2, 8-4, 1887 Frances Street. MILL BAY: 2423 Mill Bay Rd., Sat. & Sun., 9-3pm. Plants, prawn trap, piano, computer desk & shelves, etc... MILL BAY. 3-FAMILY Moving sale. Sat. June 2, 8:30am2pm. 3291 Kilipi Rd, off Telegraph & LaFortune Rd. Furniture, electric guitar, Yamaha keyboard, plants, lamps, etc.

Swap Meet Cobble Hill Hall Under new management. Every Sunday, 9am-2pm. 3550 Watson Ave. 250-743-7018 Cobblecinnos in the kitchen, Breakfast $5. THE CHEMAINUS Wednesday Market is back! Come to Waterwheel Park 11-4:30 every Wednesday beginning June 6 for food, arts & crafts and more. WESTHOLME, Big Red Barn HUGE Multi Family Garage Sale! Sat & Sun June 2 & 3, 8-3, 7579 Westholme Rd., TOO MUCH to list, all must go


SOLID OAK double bed, c/w mattress & bedding, side tables, dresser & chest of drawers, like new; $899 obo (new cost $5500). 250-748-2631 SPORT WHEELS- set of 4, 18”x8” ASA sport wheels, fitted with 225x45 Michelin Pilot Sport AS+ tires, fits Honda Accord, etc. $989. 250-597-3851.

EAGLE RIDGE. Saturday June 2, 9am. Furniture & misc. household. 5333 Miller Road.

LAKE COW, 243 Tal Rd. (Point Ideal), Sat, June 2nd, 9am-1pm. Rain barrels, CD’s, books, misc sports equip, collectible bears, youth bikes, new woman’s bike, queen duvets, push mower, furniture, small BBQ & tank.

HOT TUB (SPA) COVERS. Best price. Best quality. All shapes & colours available. 1-866-652-6837

$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).


4 Paws 4 Agility Join us for our last set of lessons of the spring/summer season. If you would like to work on learning basic agility equipment, practicing your handling skills or working on obedience, phone Judy at (250)748-9437 or Cheryl at 250-748-9729 or Del at 250748-6071. We have morning or evening class on Wednesdays.

MERCHANDISE FOR SALE FARM EQUIPMENT JOHN DEERE 4-wheel wagon, used very little. $750. obo. Antique horse scoop - offers. (250)323-1969 (Cedar).

MAPLE BAY- private updated Rancher on .68 acres, 3 bdrms, 1800sq ft. See: w w w. u s e d c o w i c h a n . c o m $409,000. Call 250-715-5814. REDUCED: Jaynes Rd., Duncan, 4 bdrm, 2 bath, w/in-law suite, new custom kitchen & baths, windows & deck. 8 Appl’s incl. $369,900. Open to offers. (250)748-3007

FURNITURE LAKE COW, 2 poster queen size Maple head board & rails, Maple bed side unit. Call 250749-0101.

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

MISCELLANEOUS FOR SALE HERITAGE PAWN BARGAINS!! Thorens TD-165 turntable, $20 OFF digital & video cameras, Harman Kardon DVD47 player, Marshall MG100DFX guitar amp, small bar fridge, variety of vintage stereo speakers, LG 20” LED monitor. 430 Whistler. 250-746-9810.

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

HOUSES FOR SALE COWICHAN BAY-Oceanfront, $425,000. The Cowichan Bay Stilt Homes are rarely offered for sale and this one is absolutely charming. 3 bdrm, updated interior, 5 appls, large deck & priv dock. Perfect for vacation style at home living or just a weekend getaway. Ben at 250-732-1710 to view.

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

1 (250)748-9090

DUNCAN- 1 bdrm, $750 includes utilities. NS/NP. Avail June 1. Call Gerry (250)7464144 or (250)715-6218.

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.

(250)748-3729 LADYSMITH. NEW 3 bdrm/3 bath home ready to move in. Open concept, beautiful kitchen, lots of tiling. Includes all appliances. Landscaped. New Home Warranty. $339,900 1124 Gilson Pl. 250-741-0353 or 250-714-2746.


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

Call: 1-250-616-9053

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

Avail Wild Rose Apts 1 & 2 Bdrms, quiet, well maintained building. Central location. Heat & hot water incl’d. For on-site manager

DUNCAN- 2 bdrm, 2 full baths, 5 appls, balcony, 1 sm pet allowed. Available Now. $800/mo. (250)743-1145. DUNCAN- HUGE 2.5 bdrms with patio, $900 includes utilities. NS/NP. Avail June 1. Call Gerry (250)746-4144 or (250)715-6218. DUNCAN in town, avail July 1st., quiet 2 bdrm apt. 6 appliances, $850-$900. 250-2466626 or 250-746-4016

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

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

Spacious Affordable Suites

Cowichan Bay: Spectacular Ocean View 1BR Condo for rent. $800/month. N/S N/P Adult oriented building. 250748-7993. DUNCAN- BRIGHT 2 bdrm condo in secure bldg w/elevator, F/S, D/W, W/D. N/S. $875 + utils. Available June 1. Call 250-710-0881. CHEMAINUS: 55+ Senior building, 1 floor walk-up, 1 bdrm. N/P N/S. $515.00/mo. Avail. now. (250)246-4221

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

To view call 250-748-3321

Chemainus: Lockwood Villa, well kept bldg, 1 bdrm $625, incl. heat & hot water, sm pets welcome.Karen 250-709-2765.

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.

COBBLE HILL- Bright 2 Bdrm Apartment, 5 appls, NP/NS. Avail July 1. $895 heat/hydro incl’d. (250)743-2672.

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

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


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

LAKE COWICHAN- 2 storey house on large lot, 3 bdrms up, studio & family rm downstairs, 2100sq ft, W/D, 1.5 bath, NS/NP. Available July 1. $1200. (604)715-3535.

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

COWICHAN BAY- deluxe 1 bdrm, bright, character, ocean view, natural gas F/P, W/D, priv entrance, storage, parking. N/S. $775 inclds utils. Avail immed. (250)746-8182.

DOWNTOWN DUNCAN: 3 bdrm, 1 bath, NS/NP, W/D, F/S, $1050 shared util’s. Avail. Jul. 1st. Call (250)701-5588.

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

COBBLE HILL- bright, clean, 1 bdrm suite, $650. New fridge, stove, carpet, lino. Hydro & water included. Nonsmoking, sorry no pets, no partying. Call (250)743-8166.

3251 Cowichan Lake Rd.


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

Call (250) 710-7515 to view MILL BAY, ground level 2 bdrm apt. $1000/m. furnished or $900 unfurnished. W&D and util’s incl’d. Small pet ok. (250) 710-0725

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


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.

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

CHERRY PT. 1 1/2 bdrm overlooking Satelite Channel. Senior oriented area. N/S. N/P. $950 utils incl. (250)743-2370


DUNCAN Centennial Heights 3 bd rancher, fenced back yard. Walk to town/school. Quiet, 2 appl’s, July 1st or earlier. N/P. $850/mo. Ref’s. (250)748-3464

SAHTLAM- RIVERSIDE studio bachelor cottage. N/P, inclds satellite TV+ internet. (immed). $650. (250)748-2031

DUPLEXES/4PLEXES CROFTON, oceanview, large bright, clean newer 2 bdrm duplex, F/S, $750/mo. Avail June 1. 250-246-4257 DUNCAN: NEWER large, bright 3 bdrm, 2 bath, island kitchen, garage, 5 appls. N/S, refs req. $1250. Call or text 1250-888-7088.


Duplex: 2 bdrm, lower level, F/S, W/D, fenced yard, on Lane Rd. N/S, N/P. $850/m Avail July 1. (250)748-0102

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.


MILL BAY waterfront: 1 bdrm, all electric, NS/NP. Avail. June 15th. Ref’s. $725/mo. Call (250)743-4797.

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

3 Bdrm, 3 Bath, 1/2 duplex, 5 appls, Garage, Gas fireplace, Great neighborhood close to Prevost middle school, Fenced backyard, Avail July 1, Ref Req. $1400+utils. Call 710-2274

CHEMAINUS Old Town , full renovated house, F/S,W/D, DW, 3 bdrms, 2.5 baths, wood floors, sunroom, decks, landscaped yard. N/S, pet considered. Ref’s, lease required. June 15th, $1,300/mo + util. Call (250)748-1926 after 5pm

DUNCAN- (8 km north) Furnished studio apartment, on 8 acres. Laundry, satellite, heat, hydro. $575. (250)748-1310.

PARKLAND PLACE 620 Dobson Road 250-748-0496


IN TOWN, 2 bdrm duplex, F&S, hydro included $990/mo. No pets. Avail June 1. 250-701-1937.

DUNCAN, NEAR hospital, mobile homes for rent in quiet adult park. Pets ok, call for details. (250) 246-8318. E. SHAWNIGAN Lake, small 2 bdrm water view home, N/S, $900 mo, avail June. 1. Call (250)746-6000. HALF DUPLEX in Duncan, 5 appl, laminate floors,central located, backyard and pet friendly $1250/mth. Call 7098208 LAKE COW: 3 Bdrm, 2.5 baths, 5 appl’s, wood/oil heat, huge deck, pets OK. $1350/mo. Avail June 1st. Call (250)701-7000 to view. LAKE COWICHAN- 2 bdrm home, close to town, nice yard, deck. NP/NS. Refs req’d. $850 mo + hydro. Avail June. 15. Call 1-(250)653-4234.

SHAWNIGAN: 4 acres, 4 bdrm character home, $1200/mo. Walk to beach/village. Shirley (250)216-2896. SHAWNIGAN LAKE. 2-bdrm, near amenities, schools & beach. 5 appl’s, private entr. NP/NS. $975./mo. Avail. now. (250)743-5513, (250)213-3681 SHAWNIGAN LAKE. 3-bdrm, near amenities, schools & beach. 5 appl’s, yard. Priv. ent. NP/NS. $1250/m. Avail. now. (250)743-5513, (250)213-3681 SHAWNIGAN LAKE, close to village, 6 appls, 3 bdrm house, recently reno’d, N/P, N/S, $1100 mo. (250)743-4478. WHARNCLIFFE RD Clean & well maintained 3 bdrm, 1.5 bath, back patio, five unit complex. FS/WD, fenced small garden. 1 yr lease $1200 + some util. Avail now. Call 250701-7217.

OFFICE/RETAIL 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, downtown 950 sq.ft. ground floor, completely reno’d, office, retail, or consulting. Reception area, 3 offices. Avail now. 604-820-8929 OFFICE/BUSINESS SPACE on Queens Rd. Please contact Glen Ridgway, 250-746-7121

SUITES, LOWER CROFTON- 2 bdrm garden suite, shared laundry, hydro included, pet considered. $1000/mo. (250)732-4535.

DUNCAN- 2 bdrm lrg suite, F/S, washer, on bus route near Mt. Prevost School. N/P. Avail now. $750/mo includes hydro. (250)715-7293.



DUNCAN- 2 bdrm, priv ent, grd level, small yard, close to amenities. Laundry available. $795+ utils. NS/NP, no parties. Call 250-701-3213.

CROFTON- 1 Bdrm bsmt suite for quiet person, priv laundry, D/W. N/S, no dogs. Lrg outside covered patio, 1 min walk to beach access. $625, cable, internet, utils incld. July 1. (250)246-1933. 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 ENTRY level 1 bdrm suite, freshly painted, $650 inclds heat, H/W, hydro. NS/NP, no partiers. Close to all amenities. Avail June 1. (250)746-7001 leave msg. DUNCAN, new 2 bdrm suite, bright, F&S, W/D hookup. N/S, N/P. No partiers. July 1st. $850 incl’s util. 250-748-2953 LAKE COWICHAN 2 bdrm suite, bright, spacious. $650. + utils. Avail June 1st. NS/NP. Call 250-749-6092. SALTAIREMODERN 1 bdrm, deluxe setting. $750 inclusive. June 1. 250-658-1656 SHAWNIGAN LAKE, newer 1 bdrm suite on small horse farm, priv ent with yard, bright & clean. Avail immed, $675 mo + utils. Call (250)743-4607

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Smashing performances are displayed by Kenzie Boddy, above, and Conrad Alscher, bottom right, in the island AA tournament. Brentwood team members, back row from left, are: Minh Cao, Benson Chu, Frankie Poon, Conrad Alscher, Nick McLean, Paranat Thirawattanawong, Gregg Hansen, Felipe PardoSuarez, Rafay Chaudhry. Front: Kenzie Boddy, Andjela Stojkovic, Raveena Kokal, Georgia Comber, Alix Leighton, Mariana Madero, Amanda McLean.

Brentwood second in B.C. tennis Fight to the Änish: Deciding matches for the AA title against eventual champion Collingwood hotly contested Don Bodger

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t’s been a bit of a challenging time for the Duncan Red Hots. The girls’ fastpitch team made the move from Midget B to Midget A this season and got things off to an early start by playing in a tournament in Las Vegas. The Red Hots have been playing in the Hyacinth Park women’s league in Victoria against teams with adult players from 19 to 28 years of age. Just when the Red Hots were starting to hold their own, all the players on other teams who’ve been away in the United States on softball scholarships have returned. That bumped up the calibre of the competition quite a few notches. But the girls are continuing to make improvements by rising to the challenge despite struggling with injuries. The Red Hots are heading to an international youth tournament in Washington state Friday. With a couple of members of the main roster away, the team picked up some players to ¿ll the void that should make a strong group.

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Peewees shut out the Wildcats Team effort: Players excel on both sides of the ball Don Bodger

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he Cowichan Bulldogs salvaged one win from a visit by the Peninsula Wildcats Saturday for Greater Victoria Minor Football Association games at McAdam Park. The Peewee Bulldogs scored early and often en route to beating the Wildcats 35-0 in the third game of the day. It was just the second win of the season for the Bulldogs in six games but they hope to even their record at 4-4 by the time the ¿nal two league games are played. Both teams played with minimal numbers barely above the limit. “They had 12 and I think we had 15,’’ said Cowichan coach Junior Charles. By the end of the game, the Wildcats were down to just one spare on the bench. “A couple of them went down,’’ said Charles. Karl Mattison and Jake Paras were among those playing a solid game for Cowichan. Quarterback Braemon Conville did a good job of directing the attack. “He called all his plays,’’ said Charles. The Bulldogs lost the preceding atom division game 27-16 to the

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Big hit is applied by the Cowichan Bulldogs’ Jake Paras after a Peninsula Wildcats’ interception Saturday at McAdam Park. Wildcats. In the pre-atom game, Cowichan was blanked 20-0 by the top-ranked Wildcats. “Despite the heat, Cowichan put on a great show,’’ noted coach Jeff McDonald. With wideout Dylan Garneau leading the blocking, the Bulldogs went more than 20 yards on their ¿rst drive. Corners Kaylum Billings and Daniel Tilford played spectacular defence, shutting down the outside.

Cowichan linebacker Jonah Morgan came up big on a third and short by the Wildcats. Cowichan held the Wildcats to a 6-0 lead at the half. “In the second half, determination did not falter,’’ noted McDonald. “Despite not winning the game, the Cowichan players showed how much they have improved by keeping this bigger and more experienced team at bay.’’

Thunder teams redeÄning roles Work ethic: New style of play required in Junior B and Midget A to get the job done Don Bodger

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he Junior B and Midget A Cowichan Valley Thunder lacrosse teams share a lot in common. The midgets won the provincial championship last year and the Jr. B squad went undefeated during the Paci¿c Northwest League regular season before losing in the provincial playoffs. Both were powerhouses and adjusting to life the season after with huge changes in personnel. Despite lower expectations on both teams, Junior B coach Josh Van Wieren and Midget A coach Lorne Winship have both assembled squads that work hard and are getting results. The raw talent throughout both lineups may be gone, but the teams are ¿nding a different way to get the job done through sheer determination. Van Wieren’s Thunder had a pair of games last Sunday and Monday, tying Saanich 8-8 and beating Peninsula 4-2. “The Cowichan Valley Thunder is back to the way it should be,’’ said Van Wieren in retrospect. “It took a little bit longer due to the diversity of age groups. “The guys are starting to gel. I’m glad it happened now instead of later. It would have been nice, obviously,

before.’’ But it’s certainly better a bit late than never. Against Saanich, “it was a hardfought battle,’’ said Van Wieren. “We could have won it if we stayed out of penalty trouble in the second period. It cost us a bit of momentum that was going forward.’’ Derek Anderson was his usual stellar self in goal and gave the Thunder a chance to win. The offense is being done by committee. “Some guys are putting some points on the board which is nice to see,’’ said Van Wieren. “It was kind of lacking in some games.’’ Jordan Stringer scored twice against Peninsula, with goalie Anderson assisting on one of the goals. Sully Young and Stephen Harris added single markers. “We’re getting lots of shots and just couldn’t get the ball past the goalie,’’ said Van Wieren. Anderson was outstanding again but had help at the right times. “The defensive side of things, you can de¿nitely tell they’re clicking on all cylinders,’’ said Van Wieren. The Thunder plays next against Campbell River and will be looking to avenge a loss from a previous meeting. “It’ll be exciting lacrosse from here on in,’’ promised Van Wieren. The midgets played at a tournament in Richmond on the Victoria

Day long weekend and did extremely well with a stingy defence. The Thunder won its ¿rst three round robin games 8-0 over Richmond behind the shutout goaltending of Apollo Claxton, 6-1 over Port Coquitlam and 6-4 over New Westminster. Only ¿ve goals given up in the three games was a superb showing by the team. The fourth round robin game ended in a tough 4-3 loss to Coquitlam. That put the Thunder into the crossover playoff game against Edmonton. It was another tight contest and the Thunder lost 3-2. The Thunder thought it had tied the game on a goal with six seconds left. “They disallowed it for a foot on the crease line,’’ said Winship. “We were very pleased with our results. We’re an above average A2 team.’’ Cowichan moved back into league play last Thursday at Saanich and was edged 6-5. Another game on the weekend and a much tougher opponent, Juan de Fuca, resulted in an 11-6 defeat. “They’re probably the measuring bar,’’ said Winship of Juan de Fuca. Ironically, Saanich has beaten Juan de Fuca twice this season, something Winship ¿nds hard to believe after his team just played both rivals. The Thunder has four more league games remaining plus another tournament before playoffs.



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QMS dishes out awards for athletics program excellence It’s a celebration: Mayo and Bednarik share senior athlete honours Don Bodger

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ueen Margaret’s School celebrated the accomplishments of its top athletes during the 2011-12 school year last Thursday at the Quw’utsun’ Cultural Centre.

The evening began with introductions by Sharon Klein and Kirstin Bains followed by sports trivia led by the sports captains, dinner and then the awards presentations. Students receiving major awards were as follows: Senior Athlete of the Year — Brittany Mayo (Grade 12) and Sydney Bednarik (Grade 12). Junior Athlete of the Year — Nao Tada (Grade 10), played volleyball, basketball and track. Midget Athlete of the Year — Lalaine Gower (Grade 8). Coaches’ Award (attitude, sportsmanship, dedication, commitment) — Juliet Westlake (Grade 10) for volleyball, ¿eld hockey, badminton and track; and Gemma Guard (Grade 12) for ¿eld hockey, basketball and track. Spirit of the Royals Award (attitude, commitment, encouragement) — Chelsea Dunaway (Grade 11). Sports captain — Crystal Tse (Grade 12) and Ophelia Chan (Grade 11). Midget P.E. Award — Charlotte Gibbs (Grade 8). Junior P.E. Award — Alyssa Elliot (Grade 10). Senior P.E. Award — Olivia Bailey (Grade 12).


QMS athlete award winners, from left, are: Gemma Guard, Grade 12, and Juliet Westlake, Grade 10 (Coaches’ Award), Sydney Bednarik, Grade 12 and Brittany Mayo, Grade 12 (Senior Athletes of the Year), Lalaine Gower, Grade 8 (Midget Athlete of the Year), Chelsea Dunaway, Grade 11 (Spirit of the Royals) and Nao Tada, Grade 10 (Junior Athlete of the Year). Midget Equestrian Program Award — Cheyenne Djunaidi (Grade 7). Junior Equestrian Program Award — Lauren Bailey (Grade 10). Senior Equestrian Program Award — Karlene Neuffer (Grade 12). The list of students receiving awards for individual sports included: Senior/junior ¿eld hockey — Abby Wadsworth (most improved), Chelsea Dunaway (defensive player), Sydney Bednarik (top offensive player), Sophie Stroink (MVP). Senior/junior volleyball — Kate Scurr (spirit

award), Juliet Westlake (junior MVP), Nao Tada (senior MVP). Swimming — Kate Scurr (spirit award), Gigi Song (most improved). Junior basketball — Mckaylee Catcher (MVP), Rachel Chang (MIP). Senior basketball — Wan Xian Koh (most improved), Chelsea Dunaway (most inspirational), Brittany Mayo (MVP). Wrestling — Anita Esquivel (MVP). Equestrian — Elizabeth Duke (highest percentage award in a competition), Catherine Rankin (MIR), Sienna Dore (MVR), Scarlett

Foss (Woodward Classical dressage). Badminton — Nao Tada (most improved), Juliet Westlake (most dedicated). Golf— Sara Sampson (sport captain recognition). Senior soccer — Gemma Guard (MVP), Chelsea Dunaway (coaches’ award), Sydney Bednarik and Kura Jack (MVP). Track and ¿eld — Chelsea Dunaway (coaches’ award), Caleigh Coels (MVP). Yoga — Emma Parsons (spirit award). Zumba — Daniela Granillo (spirit award). Senior Manager of the Year — Crystal Tse.

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Mountain biking: Downhill racing featured in Island Cup series Don Bodger

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ount Prevost is famous as a hang gliding destination, but it’s also a brilliant location for mountain biking. That prompted Cowichan Cycles owner Robin Dutton to stage a downhill race there as part of the Island Cup series. The series consists of downhill and cross country races. “I used to co-ordinate the whole series,’’ explained organizer Robin Dutton of Cowichan Cycles. A total of 146 riders ended up ¿nishing the Mount Prevost event. “All in all, it was great,’’ said Dutton. “We had a great turnout for the ¿rst-year event.’’ It’s a great venue and very scenic that made it a hit with riders. “It’s the ¿rst time we had organized an event like this on Mount Prevost,’’ said Dutton. “The mountain is famous for its riding and some of the riders it’s produced. Mount Prevost is known worldwide for exceptional riding.’’ Sean Edmunds was a rider who also helped Dutton with the course. “It worked out really well,’’ said Edmunds. “There’s de¿nitely some technical sections but a lot of it’s really fast and it Àows nicely.’’ Weather conditions were ideal.

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Robin Dutton, at work in his Cowichan Cycles shop, has found a winning formula for a mountain bike race on Mount Prevost. “We consider ourselves quite fortunate to have the weather we did,’’ said Dutton. The event drew riders from all over the island and lots from the Lower Mainland and Alberta. Athletes competed in beginner, intermediate and expert categories. A time trial format was used on the course going from the top to the bottom. The fastest time was just 4:08 by Dean Tennant in the expert men’s class. Full results are at www.cowichancycles. com. “I’d love to see the sport grow,’’ said Dutton. “It’s given me a lot in life.’’

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In about a month, George, Kristal and Jonathan Lukas will represent B.C. in national judo competition in Toronto as the No. 1 competitors in their respective weight and age divisions. Kristal will be in Canmore, but George and Jonathan will be at a

fundraising barbecue for the nationals being hosted by the Real Canadian SuperStore Saturday, starting at 10 a.m. The athletes are also working on selling sponsor spots for their jackets to be worn at competition. Accent Screen Printing is

donating its services to have the logos printed on the jackets. Wrestler Maegan Kuruvita is having a hot dog and hamburger fundraiser at Thrifty Foods on Sunday from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. to raise funds to attend world competition.

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Corey Cardinal hopes the many years of experience he already possesses will make him a strong contender at the motocross nationals.

orey Cardinal learned how to ride a bike at such an early age his skills are far advanced for a 16-year-old. The Grade 10 Cowichan Secondary School motocross racing ace is motoring into a ¿eld of big wheels and ¿gures to come out of it just ¿ne. Cardinal is among the prominent participants who will be aiming for big-time results Saturday and Sunday in the Monster Energy motocross nationals at the Wastelands Motocross Park in Nanaimo. It’s the ¿rst round of the nine-event Canadian series. “There’s a lot of fast guys from all across Canada,’’ said Cardinal, who ¿rst hopped aboard a bike at age six and began racing two years later. He’s been going strong ever since. Cardinal was always in awe of the big boys competing at the top levels. “Now I’m one of the guys out there doing all those jumps,’’ he said. “It’s basically just doing it all year round, getting better and better at practicing.’’ Cardinal travels to the Wastelands once or twice a week and then races on the weekends. Course familiarity obviously won’t be a problem in the ¿rst event. “It’s de¿nitely an advantage to have it on the home track,’’ he said. Cardinal has been a member of the Nanaimo club since he ¿rst started racing.

Big events like the nationals always get the adrenaline Àowing. “It’s the nerves before you go,’’ said Cardinal. “Once you’re out there, it’s good.’’ He’s been waging war with Ryan Lalonde in virtually every event where the two meet during the island spring series in the intermediate class — two races each in Nanaimo and Port Alberni and one in Campbell River. The motocross nationals are something else again with all the competitors in just the one pro class. This will be Cardinal’s third nationals appearance and he expects to pick up where he left off in previous years. “Both years I’ve quali¿ed, top 30 both times,’’ he said. Riders have to qualify to get into the main event. Subsequent competitions will take place all across the country. He’ll be going to Kamloops and hopes to make a trip to Calgary, but “I’m not sure if they conÀict with my exams or not,’’ said Cardinal. The sport requires much more these days than just riding ability. “It’s very, very physically demanding,’’ said Cardinal. “The national races are 30 minutes plus two laps. It’s basically sprinting the whole time.’’ Corky Fontana works with him on the side to maintain his ¿tness level. And the bike requires constant attention. “Me and my dad both work on my bike,’’ Cardinal said. “I try to help out with the cost.’’

Rowers in national spotlight Amazing races: Large contingents from Shawnigan and Brentwood Don Bodger

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t’s the biggest weekend of the season for valley rowing crews. A large contingent of athletes from Shawnigan Lake School and Brentwood College is currently in St. Catharines, Ont. ready to battle the nation’s best in various categories in the Canadian Secondary School Rowing Association championships. Competition runs through Sunday. Following are the Shawnigan Lake entries: Senior Girls 8+ (Olivia Chorny, Kate Morris, Julie Miller, Kennedy Watson, Hailey Hewstan, Karimah Naguib, Danielle Bittner, Rachel Warner, Shaughnelene Smith). Senior Girls Lightweight 4+ (Tala Brewster, Kate Morris, Julie Miller, Rachel Warner, Shaughnelene Smith). Senior Girls Open 4+ (Olivia Chorny, Kennedy Watson, Hailey Hewstan, Karimah Naguib, Marika Pelham). Senior Boys Open 4+ (Tala Brewster, Jordan Johl, Greg Peniuk, Olivier Charron-Duhamel, Drew Williams). Lightweight 1x (Jordan Johl).

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2006 Ford Ranger 2009 Sonata 2005Hyundai Chevrolet Uplander 2007 Dodge Ram 3/4 ton Loaded, ConditionDeal Extended 7 Passenger super low k’s Awesome 4x4 SLTExcellent Loaded, Great Deal! Loaded…. DVD Player Was $23,995 STK#13200A Very Nice!Includes “not exactly asSTK shown” Was 17758B Was$18,995 $11,995 STK 13051A Was $12,995 Stk# 13017A


2000 Sierra Crewcab Loaded ONly 116,000 kms! Was $10,995 STK#D12734C

"LOWOUT Blowout Blowout "LOWOUT 3PECIAL 3PECIAL Special Special

$$ 13,888 7,980 $20,888 $11,888 $7,980



2007 Hyundai Accent GS Sport Auto, Air, PW, PL MINT, MINT, MINT!!! WAS  34+!





2008 Honda Accord Auto, A/C, PL, Cruise WasPW, 28,995 Good As New STK#131098 Was $19,995 STK 13147


exactly 2007 Hyundai Accent GSNot 2009Pontiac GMCG5 Sierra asSport shown 2007 Sport Coupe SE Auto, Air, PW,airPLconditioning Low kms, A/C, CD Player MINT, MINT, MINT!!! 2 to38,000 choosekm! from Only WAS  Was $15,99534+! STK#13625 WAS 34+


2011 HyundaiJetta Genesis 2007 Volkswagen PowerSunroof, Group Leather Loaded, onlyMINT, 10,000 km MINT, MINT!!! Was $33,995 Was $18,995 STK Stk# 17939143167A

Powerstroke Diesel FX4... Loaded!!

2008 FordF150 F150Lariat FX24x4 2007 Ford 2006 Chevrolet Colbalt Super Super Nice Leather, sunroof, heated Super Clean, 4 Door, seats, Loaded, low kms Alloys, Leather, WOW! Air Conditioning WAS 34+ Was $25,995 Stk# 13616 WAS 34+!


7,950 $13,880 8,888 $$


Blowout "LOWOUT Special 3PECIAL

$ $24,950 15,980

2008 Ford F150Fit FX2 2008 Honda

Super Super Super clean,Nice Loaded, Alloys, Leather, WOW! Great economy WAS 34+ Was $14,995 STK 128900

2006 Nissan Pathfinder 4x4 SE

2005 Uplander LoadedChevrolet 7 passenger, Extended 7 Passenger Super Clean! Loaded…. Includes DVD Player Was $17,995 STK#13796 Was $11,995 STK 13051A

$15,850 $ 7,980



2008 Ford F150 FX2 2006 Chevrolet Cobalt 2008 VW Super SuperJetta NiceCity Coupe Loaded, Mint Mint Mint,

Loaded, Leather, WOW! Auto, as Alloys, new,km! only 38,000 kms. Only 77,000 WAS 34+ Was $10,995 STK 12883B WAS 34+

$ $18,888 $6,900 12,888


2006 Ford F150 Crew Cab 4x4 XLT


18,888 $10,800 $


2008 Ford F150 FX2 2007 Chevy Malibu 2008 Ford FX2 MAXX Superversatile, SuperF150 Nice Very loaded, Super Super NiceLeather, WOW! Loaded, Alloys, super clean! Loaded, Alloys,STK#13553B Leather, WOW! Was $14,995 WAS 34+ WAS 34+


$14,980 18,888 18,888 $22,850 $12,800 14,800 5,850 18,888 $28,888 C E EXPERT! V A N C O U V E R ISLAND’S I S L A N D ’ S #1 # 1 AUTO A U T O FINANCE FINANC EXPERT! VANCOUVER $



Super clean & a great value Was $19,995 Stk# T13272A

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Cowichan News Leader Pictorial, June 01, 2012  

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