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Welcoming the 2012/13 Ladies of the Lake Tamu Miles Photo

This year’s winner of Lake Cowichan Lady of the Lake is Alicia Fall (centre), with first princess going to Sydney Allan (left), and second princess going to Nikki Gibson (right). “I was kind of shocked,” says Fall when asked about how she felt while being crowned. “I guess I was hoping for a title, but I really didn’t know what to expect. I would have been excited for any of the girls.” Allan says the whole experience “was really awesome. Everyone was telling me ‘you’ll get something’” but she didn’t want to get her hopes up. She says that working with the other candidates was a pleasure and “there was no fighting or drama this year. I’ve gotten to know all of them on a personal level and I can now call each one of them my friend.” Gibson says she wasn’t nervous as she sat waiting for the announcement of the winners, but she didn’t want to get her hopes up either. She says that for Opportunity Night and the Grand Ball, she was able to relax and have fun. Gibson has lived her whole life in Honeymoon Bay and says that she is “looking forward to getting to travel and meet other royalty. The first official function for these ladies as Lake Cowichan delegates will take place during Bay Days in Honeymoon Bay on the June 30 weekend. They are all excited to set up the float for the first time as official delegates to Lake Cowichan.

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Whose responsibility is it, anyway? Tamu Miles Gazette Editor

The June 5 public works meeting was once again dominated by the issue of excessive water run off onto properties on North Shore Road. A delegation of property owners presented council with concerns they say they have been trying to get the town to address since 2008. This group, owning lots 1-17 along North Shore Road, want something to be done about excess water seeping down to their properties from Deer Road and Castley Heights. In 1990, at the time the properties were developed, the group claims, that “a requirement was put into place to protect the properties from instability and potential instability of lands which may result in landslides directly above the development and which would ultimately post significant threat to the property owners of the subdivision.” Neil Fatin, who owns lot 10 on North Shore, explained to council that he and his neighbours have shared these documents with the town in the past in order to find some kind of resolution. “We’ve drawn to the attention of the town, records dating back to 1990 which is the Rusnak Geotechnical Survey Report—the easement document which covers the particular easement for the interceptor drain at the back, the easement that covers the front of the properties, the site plan which shows those easements and the documentation that goes with them.” The group also states that there was a geotechnical survey done by Lewkowich Geotechnical Engineering in September of 2008 which stated that there were “serious issues with the interceptor drain

system and damage to one or more properties in the development.” The property owners claim that the problem is getting worse and that the easement is too clogged to allow for proper water flow to the storm water drains. They also say that the water is flooding North Shore Road and causing “substantial degradation of the asphalt road immediately in front of lots 10 and 11.” Fatin says that the increase in water is also due to a road that has been cleared on the property above him, on land owned by Bob Godfrey. According to Fatin, this work was done in violation of a bylaw which requires a permit for any development on lands that are labeled an area of seepage and springs and slopes greater than 30 per cent. Symon Whalvin says he has seen the letters that the town has sent to Godfrey. “So all I can say, as Mr. Fatin said, is that we look for something to be done.” Godfrey and Rod Peters, a neighbour to Godfrey, claim that the switchback road is actually a trail and was built for fire department access. “(The land) is just a tinderbox of dried, old maples and it’s just in case there’s a fire and you can get access to it because if you don’t, that whole hillside’s going to go up,” says Peters. Both Peters and Godfrey claim there is only one small damp spot on their properties between lots six and seven. “The problem on that hill has been an ongoing problem since time began because there is a blue clay seam that comes down from Elk Road and crosses from Castley Heights and goes down, and that’s where most of the water comes from. The town should know that because when they put

in the Castley Heights subdivision they had some major problems with drainage,” says Peters. Peters has lived on the property above those on North Shore since 1980, and says he subdivided in 1983. At that time he had a geotechnical report done, at the request of the then chief administrative officer, which stated that the hillside was stable. Godfrey says there is no water movement on his property as a result of the work that he has done. “The worst thing there, these people have built their houses below those big maple trees. We should get together, the town, and us property owners above and get those maples and alders safely down. They’re hanging over their houses, and that’s more of a concern.” Fatin told council at the end of his presentation that “Either the town does something about it or my suggestion is to please appropriate the lots and return it back to its original state and let the owners get out of there.” “There is nowhere in the easement documents that says the homeowners are responsible for clearing or maintenance and there is a lot of restrictions on the homeowners to even go near it to trench it, clear it, clean it, or whatever.” During the meeting, Mayor Ross Forrest told the delegation that council has not been ignoring the issue. “We have applied for a storm management grant, storm management funding, to try and find the answers there. It’s easy to come and complain to us, but somebody’s got to pay for that, and you know what, we put enough on our tax payers as it is. So we’ve applied for funding to get a study

done there and have it looked at, and hopefully we will be successful in getting that funding.” Nagi Rizk, superintendent if public works and engineering, agrees that there is a problem with moisture on the hillside. “There are always traces of water, summer or winter.” However, when it comes to responsibility for clearing or maintaining the easement, he says there are many things that have to be taken into consideration, and proper procedure must be followed. The issue of drainage is never straightforward, especially for communities that live within a water catchment basin like Lake Cowichan. “You can hire all the engineers you want to investigate, but I’m not a legal expert to determine what is inside the easement, what is outside the easement.” Rizk has been interviewed by the Municipal Insurance Association, “And I told them all the same things. I said that you guys have to search the titles, search who is responsible to do what.” Rizk is not even sure of the exact location of the easement. The legal documentation is conflicting. In some documents it is shown, and others it is missing completely. Rizk is concerned with protecting everyone’s interests and balancing and prioritizing the needs of the town, and being responsible with taxpayer’s dollars. “If there is imminent danger, yes, we will do something about it. I will not wait for someone to get killed before we step in or some major damage to the property takes place. But from what I’ve seen so far, all the reports that came to me so far, all the appropriate measures have been taken care of.”

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More locals speak out against roundabout project where right-of-way is given to the vehicle on your left, within a roundabout the rightof-way is given to the person on your right; those already navigating the roundabout must yield to those entering. Crevels is a retired civil engineer who worked out of Calgary for a number of years. He says he is also concerned with visibility when it comes to the roundabout, especially from the east end of the bridge. Norris Nyghard also signed the petition, and his biggest complaint is the size of roundabouts in North America. He says he has travelled extensively, and that those in Edmonton, and a rather large one in Mexico, work because they are several lanes wide. Drivers must signal their intentions, whether to exit the roundabout or change lanes, and Nyghard says “the curvature of the circle is such that drivers can maintain their speed.” He says that all the roundabouts in the valley, especially the one on at Berkey’s corner (the intersection of Somenos Road and Cowichan Lake Road in Duncan) are too small. He suggests that when the roundabout is put in that the town install a sign, with instructions on how to use the roundabout, in the centre. Nyghard would have preferred traffic lights over the roundabout, but also says that there are better ways to slow down traffic, one of the reasons for the roundabout, and points to the effectiveness of speed bumps. Karen Rudiger, another local resident, says she is more concerned about contaminated land under the abandoned gas station at the corner of North and South

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Since the printing of last week’s paper and the coverage of the public meeting hosted by the town, the Gazette has received a phone call from Hubert Crevels, a local resident, saying that in February he gathered 38 names on a petition against the planned roundabout for the intersection at North Shore Road and South Shore Road. In the article, “Public meeting covers familiar ground,” it was incorrectly stated that Symon Whalvin, another local resident, was only the second person to speak out against the roundabout. Mayor Ross Forrest would like the Gazette to clarify that he actually stated that Whalvin was the second person to speak out at any of the three public forum meetings wherein this topic has been discussed. The petition was handed into the town office on March 1, of this year. It stated that those who signed do not support a roundabout at the intersection and instead would prefer traffic lights, equipped with sensor activation, for those turning left onto South Shore Road. Crevels feels that if he had had more time, he would have been able to gather many more signatures. After speaking with some of those on the list, including Crevels who instigated and set the petition in motion, the common theme or complaint seems to be that many drivers in North America do not seem to know how to use roundabouts. Crevels claims that he has seen people stop when there are no other vehicles while in a roundabout and adds that unlike a four-way-stop,

Shore Roads. She claims that pollutants are making their way underground to the river, and that is why the owner has not been able to sell the property. She wonders why the town has been able to purchase and use it, but Don Fern, the owner, is not able to sell it. Rudiger also says she did not feel well informed about meetings that took place, and she feels that council has not looked at the long-term impact of this project. Fern states that his property is listed under the contaminated site list in B.C., but says that whether or not it actually is contaminated has not yet been determined. He also states that the town has not talked to him about using his land, and that he assumes that the project will only be making use of the town’s property which comes to where the concrete and pavement meet on the corner of his property. He is also not in support of the roundabout, and sites the same issues with the design of the roundabout and its relative straight-through traffic design coming east on South Shore Road. “If they do it as they have planned, the traffic will go straight through. Those on North Shore Road won’t have a chance. The roundabout should be created so everyone has a chance to get in, but if they do that, the trucks may have to stop.” In this case, it will be hard for the trucks to get going again, and it will create a back-up of trucks onto the bridge. Forrest states that there are many reasons why lights are not an option for the intersection. “We don’t want to stop traffic unnecessarily,” he says, and adds that though

Local cooperation for lake and river stewardship Tamu Miles Gazette editor

A few weeks ago, the Cowichan Lake Salmonid Enhancement Society (CLSES), along with the Cowichan Lake and River Stewardship (CLRS) met with Erica Blake, community advisor for the Department of Fisheries and Oceans in Cowichan (DFO), and Erin Hamilton, operations manager for the Lake Cowichan First Nations. This was an initial meeting to discuss cooperation between these parties when it comes to lake and river stewardship and enhancement. Hamilton says the band wants to take a more active role with enhancement. “We want to be part of the process, not on the outside looking in.” There has already been one project

identified through Bob Crandall of CLSES and the DFO. This project includes a clean-up of excess gravel in sections of Beadnell Creek in the culvert under Youbou Road. The window for this kind of work is between June 15, and Sept. 15, says Crandall. “That’s when the coho are less vulnerable.” Hamilton says he has at least one youth in mind for the project and he is looking forward to enhancing the relationship between local First Nations, the DFO and these other local stewardship and enhancement groups. “We are open to ideas of how to participate,” he says, and adds that the band is only able to offer in kind support for these kinds of projects. Both Crandall and Gerald Thom, of CLRS, have ideas for future projects,

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this decision was in part made to help with the town’s goals of reducing greenhouse gas emissions, installing traffic lights would also come with maintenance costs. “Statistics show that there are not a lot of accidents in roundabouts,” says Forrest. He says there have been eight at the intersection of South and North Shore Roads, and four at Darnell Road and South Shore Road. According to data supplied by ICBC, since 2007 there has been a total of 62 accidents on Lake Cowichan roads, both casualty (where an individual was injured) and those involving just property damage. Four of these were at the intersection of South and North Shore Roads, and four of them were at the intersection between Darnell Road and South Shore Road. Sgt. Dave Voller says he does not see an issue with the roundabout, and from his experience they work quite well. He expects that the roundabout will help to reduce wait times when turning left onto South Shore Road from North Shore. “As it is now, it’s almost quicker to turn around and go back up to Highway 18 to get back into town.” Voller says that in terms of installing traffic lights, he would be concerned about the wait times for logging trucks and the weight of several loaded, waiting trucks being over the weight capacity of the bridge. Forrest says he and council to create positive energy around the Revitalization Plans for the town, however he does feel it’s a little late to be complaining about the roundabout at this point. “We gave them lots of opportunities to speak. Then, when we were making the decision, they came with a petition.” He also points out that 13 of those who signed the petition did not live in Lake Cowichan.

but nothing has been formally discussed as of yet. Crandall would like to work on bringing spawning gravel to Tiny Creek, Beaver Creek, and near the weir on Cowichan Lake. Thom, of CLRS, would like to work with the band to create awareness around the lake about sensitive riparian zones located on private properties. He says this is a long term project, spanning the next three to five years. Whether future projects include riparian zone awareness, or putting spawning gravel in local creeks, these groups are looking forward to working together. “We are hoping to have exciting things going forward,” says Hamilton. “This is all about cooperation between all three groups, and keeping each other informed,” says Thom.

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I think the one thing that has struck me the most about this community, is its vibrant spirit and volunteerism. As I walked and drove around town this past week, taking in as many Lake Days activities as I possibly could, this perception was embedded even more upon my psyche. It was not just the sheer amount of activities, the size of the parade, or the amounts of people that show up and partake, it was the smiles and enthusiasm, the almost fierce community pride, and the desire to maintain the vibrant history of the community and yet also allow for growth and change. Having come to begin to piece together the many different hats that many community members wear, the amount of volunteer hours was evident everywhere I went. From set-up and take-down of the many events surrounding Lady of the Lake, the Lake Days dance, the grounds in Saywell Park, and the breakfast and dinner in the town, to coordinating or simply helping out with things like Idol, the Kinducky Derby, the soap box derby, road hockey, the parade, and the numerous other aspects of the festivities, it amazed me how many individuals there were who had obviously sacrificed sleep to contribute to all that had to be done. From what I have come to understand, Lake Cowichan has seen its fair share of ups and downs, and is now working hard to pave a path into the future, one which can reflect and honour the long history of the town, but also welcome change and growth. And I can’t help but think that other communities in the province, and in fact the province as a whole, could learn a lot from this little town. There are a few moments that stand out to me as I reflect on the past week, but one in particular. On Sunday, the first official day of Lake Days, June 3, I went down to the Lake Cowichan Christian Fellowship Church at around 9 a.m. to see how the free breakfast was going. The sun was shining, and at the bottom of Stone Ave. there was already a pile of sand and used tires lined the side of the road in preparation for the soap box races. I was met at the church doors by Betty Sanddar, who greeted me with a smile and invited me in for a breakfast of pancakes and sausages. I have to admit that part of me felt like a kid again, you know, when school is over for the year and you wake up early and the sunshine has that special quality as it reflects off the dewdrops on your front lawn? Even though there were not many who turned out to enjoy the breakfast, the cooks on duty, including Sanddar, Tina Rowledge, Sylvia Johnson, and Bill Lindberg, were cheerfully chatting, cooking, and looking forward to watching the day’s races. From my point of view, the fact that the sun managed to keep the clouds away for most of Lake Days, was a sign that the good people of this community have something to teach the rest of the world about community spirit.

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The federal government is finally moving to modernize its alcohol transportation rules, amending a 1928 law that prevents people from buying wine across provincial

borders. The House of Commons has unanimously supported a private members’ bill from Okanagan-Coquihalla MP Dan Albas that provides for a personal exemption from a law created during the Prohibition era to stop smuggling and tax evasion. The wine industry and B.C. politicians have argued that individuals should be able to buy or order a case of wine they enjoyed while on vacation. The bill still has to pass the Senate. Once the federal law is changed, provinces would need to establish a personal exemption to allow personal purchase and shipment of alcoholic beverages across provincial borders. The B.C. government announced Thursday its own provincial tax exemptions for alcoholic beverages brought into the province for personal use. B.C. residents can now bring back up to one standard case of wine (nine litres), four bottles of spirits (three litres) and a combined total of six dozen beer, cider and coolers (25.6 litres) from each trip to another province, without paying B.C. tax on it. Those limits are similar to those permitted by Ontario, Nova Scotia and Yukon and

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are among the highest in Canada, said Rich Coleman, minister responsible for B.C. liquor and gambling policy. He added that the federal change will particularly help B.C. and Ontario, which have well-developed wine industries. Canada’s archaic wine laws have long been a target of industry and politicians. Premier Christy Clark, former premier Gordon Campbell and B.C. NDP leader Adrian Dix have all campaigned for the federal change. In May 2011, broadcaster Terry David Mulligan took up the cause. He notified police and liquor control officials before carrying a case each of B.C. and Ontario wine in the trunk of his car from Penticton into Alberta, hoping to be charged under the 1928 law.

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Last week another bear had to be put down in the Cowichan Lake area. A Youbou resident had a bear rummage through her garbage bins. After she cleaned up the mess and put the bins in her basement, somehow the bear managed to get inside and into the garbage once again. The bear had to break out of the woman’s basement through a window, according to Conservation Officer Mark Kissinger, but its neighbourhood wanderings did not stop there. The next evening the bear broke into a minivan, and the following day it broke into someone’s shed. Kissinger says that there has been a significant increase in bear sightings over the last three months. “It’s always busy this time of year,” he says. “But there has been an increase over the last couple of years.” He says he has had approximately 300 calls between Lake

Cowichan, Youbou, and Shawnigan Lake since early March. Kissinger says he does not like having to put the animals down, and he is constantly setting up live traps to try and catch the bears before they become too habituated. “If people call us early, then we are able to deal with the problem right away.” Currently there is a live trap set up in the Youbou area. It’s hard to tell exactly where the bears are coming from, says Kissinger. “They come from the forested areas. We count on people to phone in sightings.” This is because, the more calls made, the better the chance there is of he and other conservation officers being able to track the path, behaviour, and approximate age; whether they are cubs, cubs with mother, or mature bears. Kissinger would really like to enforce the need to properly store household garbage. “We’ve already had to destroy a number of bears. I don’t like having to do that, and it all has to do with garbage. It’s out of hand in some areas.” Kissinger says he can’t tell people what to do with their garbage, but he does have a few recommendations. First, make sure your containers are nonaccessible to bears. Store them in a shed or in your garage. Next, make sure the containers you do use are bear proof. “Rawlins makes a good one.” You can access these products and order them online by searching in a Google search engine. Kissinger says bins cost between $80 and $100 each. Kissinger would like to see the residential garbage pick-up increased and more community dumpsters. He feels that garbage left behind by weekend renters or visitors contributes to the numbers of bears seen and their habituation to urban areas. “Garbage management is key.” To report a bear sighting, call 1-877-9527277.

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Col. J. H. Boyd, who held many positions of prominence and authority in Lake Cowichan over many years, including that of coroner, is seen here with his wife Liz, far right, Catherine Madill to the right of Col. Boyd and Helen Grosskleg. The women all played a role in the social and cultural development of Lake Cowichan.

December 1, 1955: Man and two horses drown while salvaging logs. In April 1937, Colonel J. H. Boyd became the official coroner in the district of Cowichan Lake. Three months later he was appointed stipendiary magistrate and Judge of the juvenile court and small debts court. He held the four positions until June 30,1958 (Kaatza - Chronicles By Rolli Gunderson of Cowichan Lake by John F. T. Saywell.) As though that wasn’t enough to keep him busy, Boyd also held a seat on the local school board in addition to the position of school district secretary-treasurer. He held both these positions from 1933 until 1947 when amendments were made to the school act preventing a person from “being a trustee and a secretary-treasurer (at the same time).”

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Obliged to drop one of the two school board positions, he chose to remain secretary-treasurer. Boyd was to remain a powerful force within the school district and throughout the village for many more years. Several years ago Kaatza Station Museum was the recipient of several documents and records that Boyd had saved from his days as Coroner. During those years he meticulously recorded the details surrounding each and every death that he investigated—namely those that fell into the category of accidents or unknown cause. Logging accidents were by far the cause of the majority of the deaths that Col. Boyd investigated, although there were also drownings and fires resulting in causalities. A surprising number of deaths due to suicides were also investigated. In his little black leather bound notebook were the names and circumstances of each case he investigated. After recently discovering a 1955 article in which a man and his two horses tragically drowned in Cowichan Lake near Honeymoon Bay, I decided to check out Colonel Boyd’s little book of investigations. Sure enough there it was. Also reported in the Duncan newspaper the Cowichan Leader, was an article on the tragic drowning filed under the headline “Man and two horses drown while salvaging logs.” It happened in the afternoon of December 1, 1955 with logger Tom Hewitt riding one of his horses while dragging (for salvage) logs out of the lake. In what was later described as a “freak accident,” the harness of the horse, “caught on a 60 foot partially submerged log” causing the horse to stumble, throwing its rider and the second horse (to which the first horse was harnessed) into the deep water. Hewitt tried desperately but was unable to free his horses resulting in the drowning tragedy. Note: The area the accident took place was near an old booming ground near which the lake bottom was almost totally covered with logs. A few days later Cowichan Lake coroner Col. Boyd conducted an official inquiry into the death of Hewitt. The drowning was deemed accidental. Mr. Hewitt was survived by his wife and two sons aged 10 and 18. — Research Kaatza Station Museum Archives and World Wide Web

Tea time at A.B. Greenwell School Annual Meeting

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A.B. Greenwell Elementary hosted its on again, off again annual spring tea on May 29. This year, the tea replaced the usual school performance. Kids from Grades 1 through 5 sang songs, and read poems and stories for close to 100 parents, grandparents, siblings, aunts and uncles. Left: Ms. Potter directs the school choir. Principal Jann Drake says that Silas Mearns read his story about coming to Canada and students Caylee Friesen (on drum), Megan Bigrigg (gong), Akiva Hamilton and Kalissa Hill (piano) played a song they had created for the event. “The teachers and parents did a wonderful job as well,” says Drake.

Town of Lake Cowichan Date: Tuesday, June 19th, 2012 Time: 5:00 p.m. Place: Municipal Hall, 39 South Shore Rd. Mayor and Council will meet to present the: Annual Report for 2011. The Annual Report will be available for public inspection on or after June 18th, 2012. The Mayor and Council will be pleased to receive submissions and/or questions from the Public.

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Wednesday, June 13, 2012

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TOTALLY RENOVATED 279 Grants Lake Rd.

Beautiful 3 bed & 3 bath custom home. Quality finishing throughout, open layout - curved staircase leading upstairs. Back yard has large tiered deck and plenty of room for the RV & boat. For those with discriminating tastes.

$369,000

GREAT FAMILY HOME

NEW LISTING

5 year old home located close to town & the river. Five bedrooms – complete with kitchen/bar area & rec room on 1st floor with full bath & laundry. Second level has large kitchen & living room plus 2 full baths. Large vinyl deck, 2 car garage & RV parking. Nicely landscaped with small garden shed. A must see!

NEW LISTING

$299,900

120 Lake Road

Beautiful home in Honeymoon Bay – minutes from the lake & all recreational activities. New hardi-plank, windows & roof. Totally modern kitchen, wood & laminate floors – tastefully decorated. Great family or vacation home.

$299,900

6780 3rd Street INVESTOR ALERT!

SOLD

$139,900

MESACHIE LAKE ACREAGE

$340,000

8975 Youbou Rd.

Owner veryy motivated – good basic home, featuring spacious living, 3 levels, 6 bedrooms & large kitchen. Covered deck with fully fenced yard all on large lot. Get your money’s worth!

$175,900

EDUCED

239 Grants LLake Rd.

$215,000

250 South Shor Shore Road

$479,900+ HST

Over 18 acres of secluded property, lightly treed with terraced land. Magnificent views - a weekend getaway or build your dream home!

267 Castley Hts. $99,900 CHECK & COMPARE! – Lake view lot centrally located in town minutes from Duck Pond, foot bridge & boat launch. Gently sloping, easy access & no HST! Build your dream home.

268 Castley Heights $79,000 BUILD UP HIGH! • lake views from lot • geo tech report on file

271 South Shore $269,000 COMMERCIAL LOT – corner lot on almost an acre on main road in Town

Lot 2 - Wilson Road $120,000 FLAT LOT – for your new home or commercial venture & close to town core. Owner will have a home built to suit your needs. NEW LISTING

MARBLE BAY LOTS

Lot 38 Kestrel Drive

Awesome lake views from this .44 of an acre lot.

$125,000 Lot 34 Kestrel Drive Panoramic lake views make this lot special.

$115,900 Lot 48 Widgeon Way Privacy guaranteed when you build on this lot.

$239,000

$89,900

FIXER UPPER!

TOWNHOUSE TO ED REDUC

Four bedroom home with good bones, just needs someone with vision to give it their TLC. Nice yard, original wood floors in some rooms – bring your creativity to this property.

Two bedroom townhouse within walking distance of all amenities. Nice layout, propane fireplace, great patio and good size storage locker. Quiet and peaceful – this is a 55+ community.

#13 - 300 Grosskleg Way

$179,900

QUIET NEIGHBORHOOD

Level entry townhome located in neat & tidy 55+ complex. Home includes propane fireplace, 2 full 4 piece bathrooms & 2 bedrooms. Meticulously maintained patio home with low strata fees. Located in quiet area within walking distance to town.

SOLD

#2 - 300 00 Grosskleg Way

$192,000

$194,500 NEW LISTING

$189,000

148 Comiaken Ave.

ADULT LIVING AT IT’S FINEST

Flat .81 81 acre property with large 2,900+ sqft building. Two separate titles to be sold together. Located on main road close to store, fire hall & restaurant. Bring your ideas!

10054 South Shore Rd. 100

Lot A, South Shore Rd. $199,900 + HST

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This .58 acre property provides several options, including building a duplex or renovating the existing home. Due to road location, rezoning to commercial may be a possibility. Vendor financing may also be available.

COMMERCIAL PROPERTY ERTY IN HONEYMOON BAY AY

Fabulous custom built home. From the slate walls to the Ecosmart ethanol fireplace, it will be difficult to choose which beautiful feature to look at next. Relax & enjoy the lake views – this home creates a unique landscape for your own personal style.

SOLD

1321 Kingsview Rd. DUNCAN

Quarter acre lot – huge home with loads of potential. There’s a woodstove & fireplace to keep you warm. Room to park your RV or boat or build a new shop. Located in a quiet area, minutes from shopping & recreation.

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$375,000

QUARTER ACRE LOT

SOLD

92 Boundary oundary Road

$157,000

Long & narrow 5.6 level acres surrounded by forestry property. Steel construction shop shop, green house and the home is over 1500 sq ft with 2 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms & a loft. Make this your permanent home or great for weekend living. Too many extras to list – you have to view to appreciate it!

PRICED TO SELL!! ED REDUC

INVESTOR ALERT!

PRIVATE, ATE, PEACEFUL & PERFECT

Lovely 2 bedroom home on flat lot, tastefully designed with custom moldings & attached sunroom. Five bay windows to let in the light & wood stove to take away the spring chill. This home offers you privacy – it isn’t a drive by!

6658 Bear Lake Road

$529,900

NEW LISTING

Welcome to Paradise! Flat lot across the road from spectacular Cowichan Lake. Stunning views – great weekend getaway or full time living.

Over 3,100 sqft, this 4 bedroom & 3 bath home is located in “The Slopes”. There are too many beautiful features to list – a must see! Owner open to trades – will consider all offers. Bring us your ideas!

New laminate flooring & kitchen with island. Renovated bathroom, newer thermal windows & roof. Priced to reflect unfinished work. Quiet area – room for growing family or investment opportunity.

37 Arbutus butus Street

Lot 5 March Rd $139,900

CUSTOM DESIGNED

413 Winter Drive

LOTS OF POTENTIAL

This house has good bones, but needs TLC. Hardwood floors in living room & a bedroom plus an open & bright kitchen. Big deck at rear, large 60’ x 234’ lot - priced to sell!

21 North Shore Rd

D REDUCE

LOTS

Custom home with 5 bedrooms & 4 bathrooms – a place for all the family. Special features throughout. Backyard is fenced & beautifully landscaped with a pond & deck for entertaining. View this outstanding home.

NEW LISTING

287 Grants Lake Road

$339,000

PANORAMIC VIEWS PANORAM

159 River Road d

Sitting high on the hill overlooking the Town. Three bedrooms, 1.5 baths with a 3rd roughed in. Would be a great family home close to the river, park, footbridge & the center of town. Quick possession possible.

SOLD

$230,000

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Lake Cowichan welcomes the 2012-2013 Lady of the Lake ambassadors The Lady of the Lake candidates have had a busy week. Not only did they take part in Opportunity Night and the Lady of the Lake Ball, they also took part in the parade, attended Lake Days festivities, and had to keep up with school activities and responsibilities. The ball took place on Friday, June 8, and Centennial Hall was packed full of family, friends and Lake Cowichan residents. Miriam Coghlan, Lady of the Lake coordinator for this year, says that on the whole, all the girls performed at a level that was beyond her expectations. “They were cooperative, respectful, and they set a very high standard for next year.” The ball included a dinner, prepared by The Cow Cafe and Cookhouse, an entrance by the candidates with either their fathers, mothers, or another family member, a speech from each of the candidates, a fashion show, and awards given for Ms. Blossom, which went to Crystal Charles, and Ms. Congeniality, which went to Alicia Fall, the now 2012/2013 Lady of the Lake. The Public Speaking Award went to Sydney Allan, the now 2012/2013 First Princess, and the Island Savings Essay Award went to Fall. Coghlan, says that she is proud of all of the candidates. “Really, any single one of these girls could have stepped into the role.” This year’s judges (bottom right) were Jessica Kato-Koch from Duncan, and Davin Greenwell from Victoria. The head judge for this year was Barb Ernst, from Nanaimo. All three of these judges have experience in the entertainment industry. The evening ran until just past midnight, but from all accounts those in attendance enjoyed the evening and were proud of the way in which each of the candidates represented their sponsors and the town.

REDUCED $10,000

Lady of the Lake Opportunity Night 7405 Neva Rd. Wow! $189,000

Gardener’s delight! Solid older 2 bedroom home with full partly ¿nished basement. Sits on 0.45 acre of very fertile soil. Includes 5 appliances, garage workshop and above ground swimming pool. Many renovations upgrades.

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Personal growth and confidence were evident with all of the candidates at this year’s Opportunity Night. Each candidate brought something different to the stage, whether it was music, dance, sport, cadet drill, or a speech, each girl presented with confidence, grace, and style. 1. Darien Robertson, Country Grocer. 2. Katiera Brown, Lions Club. 3. Sydney Allan, Cow Cafe and Cookhouse. 4. Alicia Fall, Island Pharmacy. 5. Hannah Skramstad, R.C. Legion. 6. Chanterelle Arbic, Island Savings. 7. Ashely Pastor, B.P.O. Elks. 8. Crystal Charles, Remedy Salon. 9. Nikki Gibson, The Track Fitness.

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Fun in the sun at LCSS

Wednesday, June 13, 2012

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TRAP SHOOT

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LAKERS CORNER Last Friday afternoon Lake Cowichan Secondary School held a recreational day. The day, known as Rec Day, is an annual event that gives students from Grades 6-12 a chance to let loose and have some fun! There were many activities which took place on the school’s main field. There was a one-on-one gladiator game. For this event, students had to wear helmets and use cushioned poles to attack each other with while standing on poles above the ground. As well, there was a bungee run. The bungee run took place on an inflatable track. Students were attached to a bungee cord and the object of the game was to run as far as they could and attach a bag with a piece of Velcro sewn onto it to the distance they ran to.

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LCSS students switching off in a good old fashion game of softball. This was the seniors versus the juniors game.

The day also included softball games. There was Grade 8s versus the staff as a hello to high school event, and a seniors versus juniors game, which meant that the Grade 9s and 10s went head to head against the Grade 11s and 12s. And the main game, the Grade 12s versus the staff, was a good-bye game. Inside the school there were a couple of events going on. Ms. Taylor applied (temporary) henna tattoos and a dance challenge took place, where students challenged each other to a dance off. “It is nice to have a day where kids

can just be kids, and not have to be all grown up and stuff,” said Grade 8 student, Isabella Kuta. “It’s really nice to get an afternoon to relax and have fun, especially at this time of the year, when there’s some much stress and pressure,” said Grade 9 student, Aislinn McKeown Ferris. The students of LCSS had an amazing time being able to attend Rec Day because of it’s joyfulness, excitement, and just the fact that it was fun. Rec Day is a day many will remember.

LC Idol: For the love of music

Tammy Caruso Photo

From Left: Idol winner Sara Ferguson, second place Mari Pelly, and third place Sidney Hall after the competition on Friday, June 8.

Island Pharmacy is proud to present Sara Ferguson as this year’s Lake Cowichan Idol. Second place went to Mari Pelly, and third place went to Sidney Hall. Tina Moreira, marketing manager for Island Pharmacy, says the event went off with-

out a hitch. There were 24 competitors and Moreira says that even though the event is in its fifth year, it seems to be growing in popularity. There are more entries every year and tons of community support. Though the day started

with rain, “there was a good crowd and the sun came out,” she Moreira. Ferguson sang “Bubbly” by Colbie Caillat, an American pop singer/songwriter known for such songs as “Realize” and “Lucky”. Ferguson, who is 16, says she practiced the song for the past three months and though she took a break from music for a while after first competing in Idol when she was 11, she has recently taken up lessons once again, and has been working hard at her art. Even with all her recent practice, she was still nervous when she stepped onto the stage, but after she began singing, she says that everything else just slipped away. At this point in her life, Ferguson says music is a beloved side hobby, and

even though she would love to someday have something happen with her talent, she knows she needs to have a back-up plan and concentrate on a career. Ferguson says she would like to become a botonoist or biologist, “something along the lines of science and the environment.” Ferguson attends Cowichan Secondary School, and this year, she received five school related awards. For Grade 10 science, sewing, and French she was named the best student. She also received the Silver C Award for high academic achievement and athletics, and the Athletic Award for two or more sports. These awards were won for volleyball, track and field, and soccer. —Tamu Miles

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LCSS Awards Night

Grads earn $25,750 in scholarships and bursaries

On June 7, parents and family members of this year’s LCSS grads gathered for scholarship night. Principal Peter Jory stated in his opening speech that the evening was not only about success in learning, but also a celebration of what comes next for the grads of 2012. “It’s an honour to be up here and to be celebrating this with you,” he told the students on stage. Above, some of this year’s graduating class wait their turn to receive scholarships and bursary awards that they applied for.

Amber Bell: Archie & Mary Greenwell Bursary ($600), Shane Riggs Memorial Bursary($300) Tim Carlow: Kaatza lakeside Players ($250), Legion ($500), LCSS PAC ($500), IODE ($1,000), District Scholarship ($1,000), Kinsmen ($500) Kirsten Carpentier: Legion ($500), Carpentier Family Scholarship ($500), Darryl Smith Memorial ($200) Britney Doney: BellKretschmer Memorial ($250), Lake Dental Health Centre Bursary ($500) Hailee Esau: Claude Ruggieri Memorial Scholarship ($500), Garnett Family Bursary ($500) Kara Foster: CL Community Forests Coop ($750), Kinsmen($500) Jordan Fraser: District Scholarship (1,000) Gage Grosskleg: Elks ‘Ron Nielson Memorial’ ($500), CL Chamber ($500), Legion ($500), LCSS PAC ($500), Palsson Elementary Bursary ($500), Town of Lake Cowichan ($500) Marina Hayward: Town of Lake Cowichan ($500), VIU Entrance Scholarship ($1,500),

Oscar & Kristin Palsson Memorial Bursary ($500) Robin Johel: Class of 1956 ($250) Alexa Johnston: Chanon S. Gill Scholarship ($400) Jorden Matson: Beta Sigma Phi Bursary ($500), CL Chamber ($500), CVRD, Area I ($500), Legion ($500), CUPE ($500), Lake Dance Bursary for Performing Arts ($500) Tana Molenaar-Wilson: BPO Elks ($500), CV Principal & VP Assoc. ($500), Lions Club ‘John Tuck Community Service’ ($250) Jade Sangha: Class of 1956 ($500), Kinsmen ($500) Eric Schilling: Class of 1956 ($250) Kristina Scott-Oliver: Legion ($500), Lions Club ‘John Tuck Community Service’ ($500) Eric Stoughton: CVRD Area F ($500), Molly Halton Award ($500) Jennifer Thompson: CL Community Forests Coop ($750) Sierra Tjepkema: Legion ($500) Sarah Vatcher: Legion ($500), Ken Long Firemen’s Memorial Bursary ($500)


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THE LAKE COWICHAN GAZETTE

Wednesday, June 13, 2012

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$449,000

408 Point Ideal Road

Spectacular lake views, stunning home.

$429,000

8690 North Shore Rd.

A must view. High on quality, complete privacy and lake views. This 3 bedroom and den home has lots of rock work, shop, pool and hot tub. Must be viewed to fully appreciate.

10594 Youbou Rd.

$800,000

Mixed R2 & C3 zoning g on some of the best waterfront on Lake Cowichan. Close to downtown. The home has enjoyed some ovations. Little cabin on the recent renovations. te, private and has great water water, is cute, ere is also a gazebo that could access. There nto something, also right on the be turned into water.

SOLD

$1,549,000

BRAND NEW ROOF

SOLD

$215,000 Landscaped and garden area. Big Lot ,View, Duplex

93 South Shore Rd. REDUCED $5,000

MOTIVATED

Coon Creek Road

Meades Creek Waterfront Park

10549 Coon Creek Rd.

$339,000 $550,000 • Waterview • Low maintenance yard • recreation nearby

MOTIVATED

360 Carnell Drive

This going concern could be a gold mine! House, pumps, carwash, convience store and take out counter

$2,200,000

11445 North Shore Road

$569,000

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7428 Pintail 3 bdrm logsmith home in Marble Bay. Lovely shared beach

$349,000

10694 Youbou Road. MLS# 334547, 10561 Cypress Rd.

$350,000

Amazing views, Swimming Pool

$169,000

27 Stevens Crescent

10176 Youbou Rd.

• newer windows • roof & electrial • fully fenced • 3 bedrooms 10484 Youbou Road

102 Cowichan Avenue

Lovely rancher, 3 bdrm, private landscaped back yard

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10408 Arbutus Street

$829,000

10172 Youbou Rd.

$179,900 Wow! Amazing lakeview on the lakeside of the road.

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Excellent canvas, big lot water access.

$215,000

.47 acre commercial lot. Sewer and water

$179,000 266 Hillside Road

three bedroom A-Frame with separate shop

$279,000

9646 Creekside

$150,000

$510,000

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175 South Shore Road

127 North Shore Road 3 bedroom and rec room. 1 year lease $850 per month

9590 Creekside Road Waterfront Dock

• Water development • Ideal for retirees or snowbirds

C7 Commercial Waterfront. Perfect for resort or cabins. Offered at $1,350,000, recent appraised value.

RENTALS

• complete to lock up • two full stories and two half stories

• 2.87 acres • Lovely 4 bdrm cabin • Year round creek

$239,000

“Working Mans Waterfront” stunning kitchen and living area. All open concept with a fireplace.

• house + guest cottage + casita • A must experience! 2 Homes

lake view from the kitchen landscaped .52 of an acre

$399,000 • Riverfront +/ residential+/ +business too! • Location, location,location • Established since 1960 • 1960 sq’ building • 3 bedroom, 2 bathroom • 62x104 riverfront lot

$375,000

Huge lot in town, Big family home.

Lakeview lot w/ boat slip & beach access.

96 Johel Rd.

$269,000

Will consider buying your home to make a deal come together. 103 South Shore Rd. ............. Waterfront Investment

26,000 Sq. Ft. of Gardening Paradise Huge Shop

100 Cottonwood

Big family home, 3 bedrooms, 2 baths, could support a home based business or in-law suite.

The ESSO

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Lot 22 Kestrel Dr.

$190,000 REDUCED

$369,000

105 South Shore Rd. Riverfront with basement.

Seller Financing Available on all three, with down payment 3 years at 4.5%

$399,900

$38,900

Cute, Cute, Cute Waterfront Cabin, Great Beach.

Priced to sell. Great Opportunity.

$105,000

18 King George. 2 bedroom apartment!

67 South Shore Rd.

#25, 3 bedroom

$429,700

Youbou Mini Mart

$2,800,000

10524 Youbou Rd. This first class Bar & Grill & restaurant with a liquor store below was just a bit ahead if its time. Youbou is just on the brink of exploding into its own. This building is world class, the cedar and art work are tremendous, the stair case alone coming up the back has been done by a true artisan. The kitchen is well llaid out and the sports bar feel keeps packed on those special days. The liquor it pac store downstairs is well used.

100 Elk Road

• 4 bedrooms, 4 bathrooms • 30’ waterfront on river • BONUS 1 bedroom daylight suite • Commercial residential zoning

$399,000

Beside the Creek in Youbou Big Lot

$169,000 $16 69,000

• Waterfront + 2 Homes • All fenced • Boat ramp A great place to call home! 276 South Shore Rd.

$389,350

Extensively renovated home

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Beautiful upscale development has attracted a lovely mixture of mostly retired professionals.

481 Mountain View Rd.

$649,000

ATTENTION DEVELOPERS and Investors – here is a great opportunity to purchase a multi-family site within city limits with full community servicing. “The Slopes”, a new Lake Cowichan subdivision showcasing a variety of beautiful new homes. Close to town & minutes to the Lake with easy hwy. access.

470 Mountain View 489 Mountain View The SLOPES

New Dev New Dev BIG Lots

$114,000 $114,900 $ 99,000

$269,000 LOTS

514 Johel Crescent

7350 Neva Road

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7330 Cowichan Lake Road Room to stretch out on this small acreage. Rental in place paying $1200 per month

389 Point Ideal Waterfront $339,000 Lot 30 Cypress Private $69,000 470 Point Ideal Prime Loc WOW $89,900 466 Point Ideal Prime Loc $137,700 Lot 22 Kestral Dr. $134,500 #4 Meades Creek $374,900 Underground services and mountain vista

Lot 1 Somenos Rd. Duncan

$279,000 • 3.15 Acres

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LOT #1 . ... $399,000 LOT #3 . ... $349,900 LOT #4 . ... $309,900 LOT #6 . ... $329,000 LOT #15. Almost waterfront! $159,900


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Laake Days Event!

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Tamu Miles Photos

Saturday and Sunday were a blur of activity for this year’s Lake Days. Kicking off with breakfast in the town, and carrying on with the parade, there was much for local residents and visitors alike to see and partake in. Dale O’Coffey won the iPad in the draw for the Lake Days raffle, and Cliff Gibson won the garden bench supplied by Mountain Man. T. Peiterie won the gift basket. Baby of the Lake winners were, for 0-6 months, Luxton Smith; for 7-12 months, Zella Khan; for 13-18 months, Riley McDonald; and 19-24 months twins Jady and Jack Thomas. The winner of the $1,000 Kinducky Derby went to four-year-old Morgan Sirup. Her mom Danielle, right, holds up the winning ticket.

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Firefighters getting set to hit home run for Muscular Dystrophy

Father’s Day weekend will see the return of the Mesachie Group softball tournament from Friday, June 15 to Sunday, June 17. This is the 33rd annual fundraiser the group has participated in for Muscular Dystrophy, and once again it will be held at the Mesachie Lake Skydome, Mesachie Lake. Firefighters from Mesachie Lake, Honeymoon Bay, Caycuse, Youbou, Lake Cowichan, Duncan, Cowichan Bay, Langford and Ladysmith will be helping to raising money through a fun filled weekend of golf, softball, and the famous live auction. The auction is really the central focus of this weekend, as it raises between $30,000 and $50,000 each year. Fire Chief Gary Eve says that in the past, items have included a trip to Painter’s Lodge, a Blue Jays shirt with Roberto Alomar’s autograph, and many other unique items. This year, items include a painting by Herb Wittrin, a local artist, a barbecue from Walmart, a birdhouse in the shape of a firefighters helmet, T-shirts, hats, gift baskets, and much more. For Nick Soyhe and his family, this cause hits

close to home. When the Soyhe’s son, Adam was four years old, they found out that he had the disease. Up until a few years ago, Adam did the music for the evening dances during the tournament, but has had to retire as his muscles are experiencing more problems. A few years ago, Timber West donated a helicopter ride to Adam and Grady Robertson, another youth affected with the disease who lives in Duncan. The two were able to travel with their families to Vancouver to watch a Canucks game. Mesachie Group has won several awards for their fundraising efforts, including the Department of the Year Award for two years in a row, and the Multi Group Function Award for the last two years in a row. The other component to this fun filled weekend is the evening skits put on by the participating fire departments. This year’s theme is “Red Neck Olympics,” and Soyhe says “I’ll leave the rest to your imagination.” This is definitely a 19 plus event, but Nick Wilde, a captain out at the Youbou Fire Department, says it’s the best part. Each department puts on a ten minute show (sometimes they are dressed in drag) to entertain ball players and locals on both Friday and Saturday night. The fun will begin on Friday this year, with the first game being played at 6 p.m. Saturday games begin at 8 a.m. and will end at noon for the auction. The auction will be held outside (unless it rains), and guests will be able to enjoy a beer gardens while they bid. Sunday the final games of the tournament will begin at 8 a.m. and will probably go until 3 p.m. Friday, starting at 9 a.m., golfers can take part in a tournament out at March Meadows Golf Course in Honeymoon Bay. To register, or to learn more about this event, call Nick Soyhe at 250-749-6914, or go to mesachiegroup.org.

Record number of prizes won by local senior golfers

Thirty-thousand dollars raised for cancer research

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FAITH DIRECTORY Baptist

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Cowichan Lake Baptist Church

Lake Cowichan Christian Fellowship

8259 Beaver Road Lake Cowichan

57 King George St. South Lake Cowichan

Sunday Service 10:30 am Sunday School 10:30 am

Sunday Service 10:30am

Pastor Dale Winters

Pastor Terry Hale

250-749-3211

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Lake Cowichan United Church

60 Fern Road Lake Cowichan

10 King George Street Lake Cowichan

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250-749-3771

‘New Hope’ Community Church 10648 Youbou Rd, Youbou

250-745-3406

Sunday Service 10:30 am

• Rosary at Noon • Mass Sunday at 12:30pm

Breakfast at 10:00 am Sunday Service 11:00 am

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Greetings from Phoenix, Ariz

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and took their hometown newspaper with them on holidays this spring. They are pictured here in Phoenix Arizona watching the Coyotes in an NHL playoff game. Take your hometown newspaper with you on your next adventure.

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Even though strong winds ended the Relay for Life on May 26, early, Mayor Ross Forrest and councillors Tim McGonigle, Franklin Hornbrook, and Bob Day were able to help the many other participants raise $30,000 towards cancer research.

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A record number of ball prizes were won by talented senior golfers in the Match Play Qualifying Round held on May 29. Jug Kalar and Ray Bourassa both shot 84 for the best rounds of the day. Closest to the pin prizes were awarded to Bob Burden and Jug Kalar. Birdies were achieved by Bob Burden, Jim Peterson, John McCormick, Chris Kaiser and John White. Kalar got two birdies, Tom Clarkson had a sandy par and chip-in scores were posted by Henry Monti, Bob Vessey, Clarkson, John Leach, Don Cochrane and Ray Bourassa. Duffer O’Doul hasn’t won a ball yet! O’Doul says he can put “fade” and “draw” on the ball but can’t figure out how to put “straight” on it. Reminder: Seniors Men’s Golf began on Tuesday, June 5.

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NOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARING OFFICIAL COMMUNITY PLAN AMENDMENT BYLAW No. 3595 ZONING AMENDMENT BYLAW No. 3596 Applicable to Electoral Area F – Cowichan Lake South/Skutz Falls NOTICE is hereby given that a Public Hearing will be held as follows to consider the above noted Amendment Bylaws:

DATE: PLACE: TIME:

Monday, June 18, 2012 Honeymoon Bay Community Hall 10022 Park Drive, Honeymoon Bay 7:00 p.m.

Official Community Plan Amendment Bylaw No. 3595 proposes to amend Electoral Area F – Cowichan Lake South/Skutz Falls Official Community Plan Bylaw No. 1945 in order to re-designate Lot 14, Section 34, Renfrew District, (Situate in Cowichan Lake District), Plan 40628 (subject property shown outlined below with a solid black line) from Neighbourhood Pub Commercial to a new Rural Village Commercial designation. The new designation creates policies that would support more commercial uses on the property in addition to the neighbourhood pub use that is currently permitted. Zoning Amendment Bylaw No. 3596 proposes to amend Electoral Area F – Cowichan Lake South/ Skutz Falls Zoning Bylaw No. 2600 by amending the existing C-5 Neighbourhood Pub Zone to a new C-5 Rural Village Commercial Zone. This applies to Lot 14, Section 34, Renfrew District, (Situate in Cowichan Lake District), Plan 40628, the subject property, which previously accommodated the Honey Pot Pub (shown outlined below with a solid black line).

The purpose of Official Community Plan Amendment Bylaw No. 3595 and Zoning Amendment Bylaw No. 3596 is to expand the list of permitted uses to allow a variety of new commercial uses as well as the currently permitted neighbourhood pub and single family dwelling. The new uses proposed in the amended C-5 Zone are: bed and breakfast, bus depot, business or commercial private school, convenience store, food processing excluding fish processing and abbatoirs, hostel, hotel, motel, laundromat, nursery including accessory outdoor storage, office, pub, restaurant, catering, retail sales. At the public hearing, all persons who deem their interests affected by the proposed amendments will be afforded an opportunity to be heard or to present written submissions on matters contained therein, before representatives of the Regional Board. Prior to the public hearing, written comments on the bylaws may be faxed to 250-746-2621, e-mailed to ds@cvrd.bc.ca, or mailed and/or deposited at the Regional District offices up to 4:30 p.m. on the day of hearing. For further information, please call Rachelle Rondeau, Planner, Planning and Development Department at 250-746-2620. The public hearing on June 18, 2012, is to be held by Director I. Morrison, Director P. Weaver and Director L. Iannidinardo as delegates of the Board. A copy of the Board resolution making the delegation is available for public inspection along with copies of the amendment bylaws as set out in this notice. A copy of the proposed amendment bylaws and relevant support material may be examined at the Regional District Planning and Development Department office, 175 Ingram Street, Duncan, BC, from Wednesday, June 6, 2012, to Monday, June 18, 2012, between the hours of 8:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., Monday through Friday.

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B&B Group Explores the Circle Route

Circle Route Yours to explore

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Recently, members of the Cowichan Lake group of B&B, Cabins and Lodge owners traveled the Circle Route, to see some of the more interesting attractions and visit owners in Port Renfrew and Sooke. This followed from a visit by B&B owners from Sooke and Port Renfrew who attended our meeting at Cowichan River Wilderness Lodge. The idea was to share information and build links so that we could refer guests to each other and know about the attractions in each area. As background, toward the end of the Liberals first term, the logging road to Port Renfrew was taken over by the Province and eventually paved all the way to Port Renfrew. (Recall the flying stones on Highway 18 that became the surface on the first 20 kilometers of the road from Mesachie Lake.) This road then became one of the tourist circle routes being promoted by the province. Municipal officials and tourist representatives have had meetings to link the various communities around the circle and to promote the route. Vancouver Island University (VIU) professors and students have also carried out research on the issues and opportunities. Our first stop was at the Harris Creek Spruce which is right near the road about 40 km from Mesachie Lake. This massive Sitka Spruce sits on the banks of Harris Creek. It is said to be 400-600 years old. Next we did a 5 km detour up the Bear Creek mainline just across the San Juan River to see the San Juan Spruce. Again we saw a massive 400-600 year old tree with a Maple growing out of one side. This tree sits beside the pristine river with an adjacent campground. We learned of another famous fir tree in the same area, but accessible only with a fourwheel-drive vehicle, and also about the well publicized Avatar Grove that is about 10 km from Port Renfrew on the Gordon River Mainline. (Rumour has it that for added protection they have proposed a new name, “The Christy Clark Grove.”) The Ancient Forest Alliance has been working with local authorities and foresters to protect these unique trees.

We passed the Pachedaht village and the beach before crossing the river into Port Renfrew where we headed up the mountain to Soule Creek Lodge. Here we were hosted by Jon Cash who took us on a tour of their Yurts and Cabins and into the lodge where there are three guest rooms together with kitchen and dining area. From this elevation we could see out to the ocean and the Olympic Mountains and across the San Juan estuary to the beginning of the West Coast Trail. We had a quick look at the Pub and Coastal Kitchen Cafe and then it was on toward Sooke. The VIU study has pointed out how the circle route has its own driving challenges, some of which we experienced as we were using a GPS to get us to the next stop. As we zig-zagged toward Sooke we seemed to travel about 4 km to get one km closer to our destination. Our first stop was the Ocean Wilderness Inn where the Sooke B&B group put on a delicious soup lunch for us. Then we toured the place discussing layouts views and so on. On down the road we stopped at the Tugwell Creek Honey Farm and Meadery where we were introduced to honey wine and other honey items. We watched a class, from a distance, working with a set of bee hives. Next was Eagle Cove Beachfront Guest Suites. These sit, right on a cliff overlooking the bay with great views of the San Juan straights and the Olympia mountains in the background. We were blessed with a bright sunny day so the scenery was superb and from that distance, the oil tanker looked pretty benign . Our final B&B stop was the Whiffinspit Lodge B&B located on the turn-off to Whiffinspit. We again toured the facility comparing notes, were treated to coffee and discussed our joint interests in publicizing the circle route. Al and Sheila have been in this business for 19 years and are very knowledgeable concerning rules and procedures, as well as being super hosts. After this visit we had a guided tour of the Sooke Harbour House and a brief look at the museum and Visitor Centre. Our Visitor Centre reports a large number of visitors coming to or going from Lake Cowichan via the circle route, and this week one B&B had three sets of guests who had travelled from Victoria via Sooke and Port Renfrew, and of course, it had taken them longer than expected. The B&B group really enjoyed this Circle Route experience and learned much from their wonderful hosts. Our group has just prepared a group rack card available at the Visitor Centre, and is updating the web site.

—Submitted by David Kidd

Your Veterinarian... your other Family Doctor Overweight Pets Dear Doctor: Q. My puppy likes to chew on my house plants. Should I be worried about poisoning and what would the symptoms be?

Gillian Wiley Veterinarian

A. Veterinarians are asked this type of question a lot. Sick pets are often suspected of having eaten a toxic house-

plant. However, in my experience, actual poisoning from house plants is rare in dogs and cats. I suspect this is due to most poisonous plants having a bad taste and causing oral irritation. Pets will usually stop when they realize that the plant is not friendly. Drooling and vomiting are the result otherwise. I think the reason cats and dogs eat

new grass shoots is at least partially because they simply taste good. The toxicities we more often suspect are mushroom and accidental or deliberate ingestion of illicit substances eg. marijuana. All this being said, it’s probably best to move a plant if your friend insists on nibbling it.

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HELP WANTED An Alberta Construction Company is hiring dozer, excavator and labour/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. Alcohol & Drug testing required. Call Contour Construction at 780-723-5051.

THE LEMARE GROUP is accepting resumes for the following positions: • Experienced Boom man • Grapple Yarder Operator • Hooktender • Off Highway Logging Truck Driver • Heavy Duty Mechanics Full time with union rates and beneďŹ ts. Please send resumes by fax to 250-9564888 or email to ofďŹ ce@lemare.ca.

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COMING EVENTS

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Legion Branch #210 Prizes!

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TerriďŹ c career opportunity outstanding growth potential to learn how to locate rail defects. No Experience Needed!! Extensive paid travel, meal allowance, 4 wks. vacation & beneďŹ ts pkg. Skills Needed - Ability to travel 3 months at a time Valid License with air brake endorsement. High School Diploma or GED. Apply at www.sperryrail.com under careers, keyword Driver DO NOT FILL IN CITY or STATE

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MEAT DRAW Every Saturday First draw at 3p.m.

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CERTIFIED PLANER MECHANIC WFP is currently seeking a part-time CertiďŹ ed Planer Mechanic (Millwright experience) to join our Duke Point Sawmill Division located in Nanaimo, BC. This is an hourly USW union position with a certiďŹ ed rate of $33.225 per hour and a comprehensive beneďŹ t package. Details of the collective agreement can be viewed at http://www.westernforest.com/building-value/our-peopleemployment/employees/ Complete job details can be viewed at: http://www.westernforest.com/building-value/ourpeople-employment/careers/ 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 qualiďŹ cations that we are looking for, please reply in conďŹ dence: Human Resource Department Facsimile: 1.866.840.9611 Email: resumes@westernforest.com 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.


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THE LAKE COWICHAN GAZETTE

PERSONAL SERVICES HOSPITALITY EXPERIENCED CAMP COOK required for Nitinat River Hatchery. Job runs 4-6 weeks, Sept to Nov. Remote camp experience an asset. Must show proof of current liability insurance and have a current Food Safe certificate. Current OFA Level 3 First Aid ticket an asset. Require full resume accompanied by three current references. Please fax resume and references to (250)7453416, Attention: Sylvia Dean. Closing date is June 30, 2012.

JANITORIAL

TRANSPORTATION

TRANSPORTATION

ANTIQUE/CLASSICS

AUTO FINANCING

LEGAL SERVICES

AUCTIONS

HOMES WANTED

DEBT CONSOLIDATION PROGRAM

UNRESERVED AUCTIONSJune 16 & 17, Redwater, Alberta. Collector vehicles and tractors, 1300 die cast toy tractors, wagons, buggies, show harness; old gas upright gas pumps; original case eagle; antiques. Thursday, June 21 - Harry Shapka, Vilna, Alberta. Phone 780-636-2165. JD 8650, 4440, 4240; Concord air drill; 1977 & 87 Kenworths; Cat 966C loader; Komatsu D85; lowboy; 8820 & 860 combines; haying equipment. Saturday, June 23 - John Baranec, Innisfree, Alberta. Phone 780-592-2308. Steiger ST250, 9030 Bi-Directional; 4640 & 4320; MF 8450; Claas 98; 1980 Ford tandem; Kello 24’ disc; JD 820 & 830; plus full line-up. View full lists online: prodaniukauctions.com.

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

HAULING AND SALVAGE

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

REQ’D Jouneyman Automotive Technician for Penticton Kia. Import experience required. Gov’t Inspection an asset. Fastest growing Dealership in South Okanagan. Competitive wage and benefit package. E-mail Resume to Service Mgr. Dave Hehr dhehr@pentictonkia.com

Moving Jobs Welcome

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

PERSONAL SERVICES HEALTH PRODUCTS OPEN HOUSE- Herbal Magic Join for only $9.95 per week. Come in today, or call Herbal Magic at 1-800-854-5176.

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REAL ESTATE

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

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

MERCHANDISE FOR SALE

FINANCIAL SERVICES

JANITORIAL PERSON for P/T position, 4 days a week. Refs. Must be bondable. Send Resumes to: Legion Branch, #210, Box 603, Lake Cowichan, BC, V0R 2G0 or drop off at 15 North Shore Rd, Lake Cowichan, after 2 pm.

FINANCIAL SERVICES

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MISCELLANEOUS FOR SALE HOT TUB (SPA) COVERS. Best price. Best quality. All shapes & colours available. 1-866-652-6837 www.thecoverguy.com/newspaper? STEEL BUILDING - Blowout sale! 20x26 $5,199. 25x28 $5,799. 30x42 $8,390. 32x56 $11,700. 40x50 $14,480. 47x 76 $20,325. One end wall included. Pioneer Steel 1-800668-5422 www.pioneersteel.ca

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

REAL ESTATE BUSINESSES FOR SALE

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RENTALS Auto Financing 1.800.910.6402

APARTMENT/CONDO

MODULAR HOMES

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.

Woods Foreman Millwrights Planer Mechanic Maintenance Supervisor Hooktender Boom Man Fallers Millwright/Planerman Technician Detailed job postings can be viewed at http://www.westernforest.com/building-value/our-peopleemployment/careers WFP offers a competitive salary, a comprehensive benefit package and the potential to achieve annual performance rewards. If you believe that you have the skills and qualifications that we are looking for, please reply in confidence to: Human Resource Department Facsimile: 1.866.840.9611 Email: resumes@westernforest.com

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LAKE COWICHAN412 Scholey Cres (up Johel Rd) Sat & Sun, June 23 & 24, 9am-4pm.

Saturday, June 23, 2012 10 am - 2 pm CLSA Curling Rink Dry Floor Table Rental $15 Admission FREE Get your spring uncluttering done!

LK. COW. 53 Riverside Drive. Sat. June 16, 8am-noon. Antiques, collectibles, furniture, household goods, books, BMW convertible, boat & motor, tools, etc.

INVITE THE WHOLE NEIGHBOURHOOD to your garage sale with a classified ad Call 1-855-310-3535

SPORT UTILITY VEHICLES

HOMES FOR RENT

LAKE Cowichan 3 bdrm + office for rent. $1250 per month. 5 appl. Huge deck, Avail June 1st. Pets okay. Ref needed. Call 250-701-7000. LAKE COWICHAN 3-Bdrm Townhouse, 1200 sq.ft., Bathroom + powder room. Living room/dining room newly renovated with new carpets and h/w floors. D/W, W/D. NP/NS. $875./mo. aquay@shaw.ca or call 1-778-862-2830.

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

1992, 26 ft TRAVELAIRE, Class C Motorhome. Bright, clean, sleeps 4. Twin beds in back and fold down double bed. Excellent and clean condition. Full shower with skylight, gas generator, air conditioning, second owner, new internal batteries (worth $600), new water pump, only 91,300 km. Reliable, clean and functional. REDUCED to $15,750. (250) 748-3539

LIONS’ CLUB HALL for rent $75. Deposit required. Call Eileen 250-749-3345.

FOR SALE BY OWNER

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RECREATIONAL VEHICLES FOR SALE

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JUNE SPECIAL Brand New 16’ Wide Modular Homes. From $69,000.00 mark@eaglehomes.ca

BUYING OR SELLING? www.bcclassified.com

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

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

LIVE THE Dream. Harbours End Marine, 27 year history on beautiful Salt Spring Island, BC “the best place on earth!” Owner retiring, well-established business only $129,000 email: jg_cormorant@shaw.ca

CAYCUSE: WELL maintained Recreational Property/Home. 1500 sq.ft, 3 bdrm 2 bath, 5 acres, garage. A stone throw from pristine Cowichan Lake. $399,900. Furnished. Ready to move in! Call 250-478-2648 250-745-3387.

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Cowichan Bay: Spectacular Ocean View 1BR Condo for rent. $800/month. N/S N/P Adult oriented building. 250748-7993.

LAKE COWICHAN 2 bdrm suite, bright, spacious. $650. + utils. Avail Now. NS/NP. Call 250-749-6092.

PROPERTY MANAGEMENT

AUTO FINANCING WANT A Vehicle but stressed about your credit? Christmas in June, $500 cash back. We fund your future not your past. All credit situations accepted. www.creditdrivers.ca 1-888593-6095. DreamCatcher Auto Loans “0” Down, Bankruptcy OK Cash Back ! 15 min Approvals

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$650 1 bedroom suite #2-68 Stanley Rd. Very clean suite in six-plex. Close to every thing. Coin laundry room, small pet upon approval. $650 2 bedroom suite #36-211 Madill Rd. Very nice suite in popular strata. Washer & dryer, N/S, N/P. $825 3 bedroom condo #21-215 Madill Rd. Very comfortable unit in a popular strata complex. Washer & dryer,N/S, N/P. $850 2 bedroom suite 462 Pt. Ideal Rd. Lower furnished suite in newer home. Great location, Washer & dryer, garage. N/S, no pets. $880 2 bedroom suite 6402 Summit Rd. Skutz Falls, lower suite. Country setting, patio and includes hydro, propane and washer & dryer. No smoking, no pets. $900 2 Bedroom home 7 Cowichan Ave. Small, older home on fenced property. washer & dryer, pets on approval, some furnishing included. Check out rentals online www.lkc.ca To View Call:

250-749-6660

This beautiful 2004 Volkswagen Touareg has been well maintained. With only 135,000 KM on an economical and spirited V6 engine, all wheel drive and tow hitch with electric brakes. Unique 6 spd Tiptronic auto transmission which will do the shifting for you or let you shift yourself for a sportier driving exp. Boasting a well equipped interior, rear mounted CD changer, this SUV cannot be missed! $16,500

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The Inside Back: A little of this and that ☞ Local businesses and services Valley Fish and Game Club is hosting a trap shoot — with steak as the prize — on Saturday, June 23 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Their concession will be open for this event that is open to everyone. The club is at 6190 Mayo Road, Skutz Falls. It will be a sure ďŹ re good time. Valley Fish and Game Club is sponsoring the 11th Annual Kid’s Derby for B.C.’s Family Fishing Weekend. Cast your line for some family fun on Saturday, June 16 from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. at Mayo Lake. (From Lake Cowichan: Drive east to Skutz Falls,turn right off Hwy. 18 and then immediately left on Cowichan Lake Road. Drive east for approximately 1 kilometre and turn right onto Mayo Road. The lake is on your right. There is a small ďŹ shing pier and the lake is stocked with catchable-sized rainbow trout) Weigh-in is at the VFG Club at 3 p.m. This is a free event. There will be hot dogs, pop and prizes.

☞ Kaatza Art Group donates to Cowichan Lake & River Stewardship Society On Monday June 4, Rosemary Danaher of the Kaazta Art Group presented a cheque for $134 to the Cowichan

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Cowichan Pet Emporium (1996)

Lake Cowichan Therapy

Fish • Pet food/supplies Otter Co-op Livestock Feed • Wood Pellets • Grooming

#103 - 205 South Shore Rd.

Everything is grown, baked, or hand crafted by our vendors. New vendors or buskers welcome. Call Bob at:

MONTHLY VET CLINIC

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The Cowichan Valley International Student Program is still seeking home-stay hosts in Lake Cowichan. The program coordinates students coming from many different locations around the world who are in Grades 6 through 12. If you would like to open your home to an international student, contact the program directly by going to their website sd79.bc.ca/programs/international/ program.php, or by phoning 250-746-0744.

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Parents, students, trucks, boxes, and all sorts of help is needed for the bottle drive taking place on June 16 at Lake Cowichan Secondary School, between 9 a.m. and 4 p.m. This fundraiser is in support of a new sport court on the front of the school grounds. Local PAC members would like to raise a total of $15,000 before they apply for grants to help cover a total cost of between $30,000 and $40,000. If you would like to volunteer your time, contact Mrs. Garner at the high school 250-749-6634, or PAC chair, Jodi McKenzie at 250-749-4466.

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Lake and River Stewardship Society (CLRS). Kaatza Art Group had raised the money as part of their annual show during Heritage Days at Centennial Hall on the May long weekend. Gerald Thom, the CLRS president says he was thrilled Gerald Thom with the donation. “We’re always tight for cash,� he says. He feels that local organizations working together for causes such as this is always a good idea. As part of the show, Thom arranged potted, indigenous plants around the display of paintings arranged on the stage. These paintings were all done with the theme of lake and river stewardship used as a motif or theme, and many were quite stunning. Each year the art group picks a different organization to donate to, and uses images or draws inspiration from the organization to feature in the artists works. For more information about the Kaatza Art Group, email Loretta Puckrin loretta@puckrin.com. For more information, or to donate to the CLRS, go to cowichanlake-stewards.ca.

TOP SOIL • BARK MULCH COMPOST • SAND • GRAVEL

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