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Cowichan school trustees meeting for the last time? Going down swinging? Last-ditch meeting with premier requested, legal avenues explored as board 10 days from ďŹ ring deadline on the board’s four-trustee minority, who do not support the deÂżcit budget. “I still don’t know what the Âżnal outcome is going to be,â€? Trustee Cathy chool District 79’s Âżve-trustee Schmidt said. “Is the deÂżcit budget going majority isn’t going down to go through? Are we going to be Âżred? without a Âżght. The board has been told it has Or is there going to be a last-minute until June 30 to dump its deÂżcit change of heart? I don’t know.â€? She says she has no idea budget and submit a balanced what path the board’s majority w one in its place to the Ministry will follow. w of Education. The alternative is “Our board is so completely nine pink slips relieving the ninedivided now,â€? Schmidt said. member board of its duties, and “And my future is in their a single appointed trustee taking hands. h their place. “Is this going to be our last But not if the board’s majority meeting? I don’t know. And m has anything to say about it. it’s hard to go in prepared, They’re requesting a meeting Deb Foster: bbecause I don’t know what to with Premier Christy Clark and colonial leftover bbe preparing for.â€? have organized another rally Schmidt’s also curious what the postSchmidt’ happening 3:30 p.m. Wednesday outside id the school board ofÂżce on Beverly Street. June 30 process will look like, but the Ministry of Education isn’t saying much There’s also a motion on Wednesin that regard. day’s agenda — possibly this board’s “Minister (George) Abbott has been last — seeking a legal opinion about the clear that all boards of education, province’s ability to remove trustees from including the trustees who make up the their posts. Cowichan Valley board, have a legal reChairwoman Eden Haythornthwaite sponsibility under the School could not be reached for comAct to pass a balanced budget A ment on Tuesday, but Trustee bby June 30, 2012,â€? education Deb Foster said she supports ministry spokesman Scott m Âżghting to stay in ofÂżce. Sutherland said Tuesday. “I am so passionate about being “He’s also been clear that 59 a trustee, I will take any action other boards of education in just to Âżnd out what the legalities B.C. have indicated that they are,â€? she said. “I think it’s our will meeting their obligaw due diligence to the public.â€? tions and duties laid out in t Cathy Schmidt: Foster said she dislikes the notthe School Act. If the School tion that two people in the prov- in their hands District 79 board does not ince — the education minister pass a balanced budget by the p and governor-general — have the power legislated date, the minister will undoubtto remove democratically elected boards. edly let parents know in a timely manner “I think it’s a colonial power left over what steps the government is prepared to from when we were under British rule,â€? take to ensure that the needs of students, she said. “It’s old-fashioned. The public parents, teachers and staff in the Cowelected us, the nine of us, and it would ichan Valley are addressed.â€? be a disservice to our community if our Sutherland also noted the ministry is democratically elected trustees were Âżred. aware School District 79’s superintendent And if they do have that power, they and secretary-treasurer have advised the shouldn’t. It should be the community board it has “a viable option to balance who decides.â€? the district’s budget.â€? But the uncertainty is weighing heavily

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ear shark: If you can read this, you’re too close. That’s the warning veteran paddler, researcher and adventurer Wave Vidmar scrawled in Magic Marker on the bottom of his white, double kayak set for history’s longest solo-kayak crossing starting next week. “I’ve been preparing for this for a 1 1/2 years,” he said recently at the Seaward Kayaks factory where the Chemainus ¿rm ¿ne-tuned a double, 22-foot Passat G-3 for Vidmar’s 3,100-mile paddle from San Francisco to Hawaii. The bottom of his 22 inch-wide Passat — blessed June 6 by Stz’uminus elder Willie Seymour at Ladysmith’s Transfer Beach — also boasts a stripe pattern to ward off curious great whites during his 2012 Seaward Paci¿c Expedition. But sharks are the least of Vidmar’s troubles. Rogue waves up to 50 feet, debris from Japan’s tsunami, and passing ships could damage or sink his research odyssey. “But the biggest dangers are simple cuts, and the sun,” he told the News Leader Pictorial of his trip lasting up to 65 days. “There’s no retreat from the sun.” He’ll wear SPF-100 sunscreen and rayreÀecting white clothing while collecting data spanning water samples and weather patterns to measuring 20 bodily “My most imporfunctions under extreme tant piece of gear is nautical stress. “My most important my brain.” piece of gear is my brain,” said native Californian Vidmar, 47, who’s sharing his experiences with Discovery Channel, National Geographic, and others. “I’m the marshal of my own mind, thoughts and emotions. When things go crazy, and your life’s on the line 24/7, you can’t afford to freak out.”


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Kayaking researcher Wave Vidmar shows his customized, 22-foot boat being used on his upcoming 2012 Seaward PaciÄc Expedition paddle from San Francisco to Hawaii. He’ll calmly focus on tasks at hand while drawing mettle from his abusive childhood. “It’s come to be my strength.” His Kevlar-reinforced kayak’s strong too. “I’m like a cork in a bottle,” he said of the crossing that sees him head south from Frisco, then to Baja, Mexico where currents begin carrying him toward Hawaii. “I have complete faith in this kayak — it’s exceeded my expectations: it’s my home, transportation, and research platform with a recording studio,” Vidmar said of his Geoff Workman-designed Passat, with outriggers. He’ll shoot footage on, above and below his boat between sleeps in his seven-foot bed made under the cockpit. Research will widen when Vidmar reaches

the Texas-size Great Paci¿c Garbage Patch of Àoating plastic in the mid-Paci¿c. “It’s been breaking down to a soupy mix of plastic that krill ingest.” Those tiny critters are eaten by bigger ones as the toxic plastic enters the oceanic food chain, he explained of trip tracing strokes made by Ed Gillett some 25 years ago. The Hawaii trip follows Vidmar’s 720-mile ski and swim from Siberia to the geographic north pole in 2004. He’s also planning a return, solo, row-boat trip from Cape Cod to Britain after his epic, sponsored Hawaii expedition. It could see him swim with whales and dolphins while dining well on 12-pounds of dark chocolate, hand-picked freeze-dried meals

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Crofton gets vote to forestall selloff be compromised under the prior plan. Other changes to the plan are necessary to reÀect the new timing for creditor approval of the amended plan, the ¿rm said. Also as described June 11 was Catalyst’s proposed modi¿cations to its salaried pension plan to provide a special portability-election option and solvency funding relief, which need provincial government approval. Catalyst — employing 700-some Crofton workers — estimates it would save about $7 million annually if these modi¿cations were made, following a successful plan of arrangement. “We have received consent from a requisite number of our secured noteholders to move forward to a vote on the amended plan,” said CEO Kevin Clarke.

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rofton paper mill’s owners have court approval to hold another vote in a bid to avert the company’s looming selloff. Catalyst Paper has been granted a June 25 stakeholder vote about its amended plan of arrangement under the Companies’ Creditors Arrangement Act. Court approval will allow a meeting of Àoundering Catalyst’s secured and unsecured creditors in Richmond’s Delta Vancouver Airport Hotel to consider the amended plan. As described in Catalyst’s June 11 press release, the principal change to the plan is the compromise of certain extended health bene¿ts plans for former salaried employees that were not to

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Cowichan’s Providence Farm — out standing in its Äeld Peter W. Rusland

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rovidence Farm’s annual Wild West Hoedown on Saturday will help buy, well, hoes and much more gear for the community spread’s food-growing programs. But raising crops and some livestock is just part of a Àock of instructional, con¿dence-boosting events happening at the 400-acre facility helping some 3,700 folks each year. “There are about 12 different areas people can be involved in here,” said CEO Karen Bittner. “Our mission is to serve those people of the valley who aren’t easily accepted elsewhere, through therapeutic programs here. “Some programs are smaller than others — from animal husbandry, to woodworking, to textiles and learning to knit or sew, to growing.” Farm manager Mark Timmermans said the 400-ticket Hoedown, in the farm’s therapeuticriding centre, will help Providence reach this year’s $40,000 goal to repair or replace ¿eld gear. “We’re raising some sheep and looking into some pigs this year, but most energy is into more intensive vegetable and berry production,” he said of about three acres of ¿elds focused on for growing strawberries and some 40 vegetable varieties. “We’re out standing in our ¿eld,” he joked. Jack Hutton, the farm’s ¿rst program manager (1987-2001) was proud of Providence’s program

materials for Moe Copiak,” Hutton said of Copiak’s woodworking programs. Providence’s Segues landscaping program also needs new gear such as small tools, while the horticultural program around the greenhouses has needs too, Hutton said, saluting interns working with Timmermans. “The reality,” said Timmermans, “is the farm’s equipment is getting tired and needs to be upgraded to increase production here.” His wish list spans “a bed-shaper for raising ¿eld beds, and small-scale potato-harvesting equipment.” That’s why he hoped Providence’s patrons dig deeply Saturday. “The Hoedown’s our biggest event of the year, but it’s also a huge social event for valley people to get more awareness of the farm.” His boss agreed. “We wouldn’t be here without the community,” Bittner said of Providence’s strong local partnership. “We hope people come out and see people of all Peter W. Rusland abilities ¿tting somewhere, no matter what their Jack Hutton and a posse of volunteers and staff are the drive behind Providence Farm’s big, annual Wild West Hoedown abilities are. “Everyone has a place. We can truly do the work dinner-dance and auction happening Saturday. better together.” Tradewell. strides since the Sisters of St. Ann order launched “We hope to raise funds for new farm equipment their drive some 33 years ago to help Cowichanians Your ticket like a new rider-mower, and plows for our market reach its potential. What: Providence Farm’s annual Wild West “It’s very rewarding what’s happened so far. garden. Hoedown “Now we need support for our 18th Hoedown,” “We need upgrades on stuff we’ve worn out,” he When: June 23, 5 p.m. onward Hutton said of the barn-bash’s famed country said, while clearing dangerous trees with founding Where: Providence Farm, Tzouhalem Road, supper, silent and live auctions, and dance starfarm member Jack Pearce. Duncan ring musicians Hope King, Pony Club, and Sarah “We’re taking out unsafe trees to be milled for Tickets: $75. Call 250-746-4204.


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North Cowichan Council gives notice that it will hold a public hearing at 7:00 p.m. on Tuesday June 26, 2012, in the Council Chambers of the North Cowichan Municipal Hall, 7030 Trans Canada Highway, North Cowichan, BC. The purpose of the public hearing is to allow Council to receive public input on the following two bylaws: 1. Bylaw 3480, “Official Community Plan Amendment Bylaw, 2012,” proposes to amend Bylaw 3450, “Official Community Plan Bylaw 2011, by: a) replacing Map 9 (Industrial and Commercial), Map 12 (Managing Growth), and Map 17 (Land Use) to reflect the shift of the urban containment boundary westward to the east side of the Trans Canada Highway as noted on the map to the right, (approximately between Morton Way and Norcross Road); and b) redesignating approximately 4144.4 square metres of the west portion of 6562 Bell McKinnon Road outlined in bold on the map below, from Rural to Highway Service Commercial. 2. Bylaw 3481, “Zoning Amendment Bylaw (No. 4 – Bell McKinnon Road), 2012,” proposes to amend Bylaw 2950, "Zoning Bylaw 1997," by reclassifying approximately 4144.4 square metres of the west portion of 6562 Bell McKinnon Road (legally described as Lot 3, Section 5, Range 5, Somenos District, Plan 4113, portion shown on PL R1079, except Plan 7634 and 3572 RW [PID 000-507-547; Folio 7360-000], shown as “Portion of Subject Property to be rezoned” and outlined in bold on the map below, from Residential Rural (R1) Zone to Commercial Service (C3) Zone. If approved, the applicant proposes to subdivide this portion of the property from the remainder, and consolidate it with 6529 Trans Canada Highway (Metro Toyota), and will be required to register a covenant on the property restricting the uses to the following: Tourist Accommodation, Restaurant, Motor Vehicle Sales and Rentals, Service Station, Entertainment Use, and Automotive Repair Shop.

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CCHN should make walk-in clinics a priority Silverfern closure: Good project for new group


t seemed a big deal to us when the Silverfern Medical Clinic opened its doors for the ¿rst time back in October 2004. Finding a family doctor was dif¿cult, scheduling timely appointments a chore and the emergency room at Cowichan District Hospital was backing up with the overÀow. The idea of a place right in downtown Duncan where you could walk in without an appointment and get a diagnosis seemed to be the way of the future. Here we are, less than eight years later, and the future has passed. Silverfern is poised for closure, a victim not of a lack of patients, but of a lack of men and women to care for them. Health netAccording to CDH chief of medical work needs to staff Dr. Len Roy, the valley could use about four more doctors to relieve the step up overwork of his compatriots. According to retiring Silverfern founder Dr. Stephen Faulkner, those same doctors could be dedicating one day a month to walk-in clinics for the betterment of the community. We look to the Cowichan Communities Health Network for answers. Formed out of the angst about the closure of Cowichan Lodge, the CCHN was supposed to become the conduit between the needs of this community and the resources available. It has been mostly quiet thus far, but now armed with a paid co-ordinator and the support of VIHA and the CVRD it needs to tackle the issue of doctor numbers and doctor utilization. Find out how we can attract more doctors to Cowichan. Find out the roadblocks faced by the ones who are here. Find out what can be done to help them. Silverfern may have failed, but in the meantime two other walkin clinics have sprung up in Cowichan — one at Beverly Corners, the other at Valleyview Centre. The idea works as an excellent complement to our hospital ER and usual family practice of¿ces. Residents deserve easy access to health care. Give it to them.

We say:

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

This we like This community has its fair share of quiet gems. One of our favourites is Providence Farm. The bucolic site at the foot of Mount Tzouhalem is the home to some of the most inspiring programs in the valley, where the developmentally disabled get a chance to reach their full potential. If you are looking for a local charity to support, you could do much worse.

Providence Farm hosts its Hoedown fundraiser June 23.

Why not invest right here in your community? Robert Douglas

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anadians have more than $2 trillion invested in the global economy, through private pension plans, mutual funds, stocks, bonds and other forms of investment. Our private pension plans alone account for some $1.6 trillion of these investments. In the Cowichan Valley, we may have as much as $5 billion invested worldwide, based on Canadian averages. However, only a fraction of our investments are made in locally owned businesses, perhaps as little as one per cent. Despite the fact that many local economies are in decline and in desperate need of investment, global banks and investment ¿rms are funneling nearly every penny of our savings into the multinational corporations that dominate the global economy. All of this at a time when more and more

Canadians are concerned about rising income inequality and the growing inÀuence of global corporations over our political system. Imagine if even half the more than $2 trillion invested by Canadians was shifted to locally owned businesses? Or if half the roughly $5 billion invested by Cowichan residents was instead injected into the local economy. There is a growing movement across North America calling for more local investing through micro-investment funds, local stock exchanges, pension fund participation and co-operative investment funds. Proponents of this approach argue that shifting even a small percentage our investments from global corporations to locally owned business would create more prosperous local economies and put many of us back to work in decent paying employment. More and more studies show spending a dollar at a locally owned business generates more than twice as much economic bene¿t (i.e. jobs, income, tax revenue, etc.) than

We’re not sure when helping provide a lack of accountability to lawbreakers became part of the mandate of government. Three people had their hunting licenses and rifles taken from them recently in the case of a 2009 poaching incident near Cowichan Lake. But officials declined to name them. Guess they decided privacy trumps poaching.


spending a dollar at a foreignowned ¿rm. According to economist and local investment expert Michael Shuman, the United States is seeing more and more examples of community members investing in locally owned businesses and pro¿ting in the process, with many receiving annual dividends of ¿ve per cent, some higher. We are seeing much of the same in Canada. For example, residents in the small town of Sangudo, Alberta, recently formed an investment co-op that has already ¿nanced several local business projects. Tired of watching the local economy decline and more and more local businesses close down, they decided to pool some of their savings into a co-operative investment fund. Their ¿rst project involved purchasing a local abattoir, which they now lease to two local entrepreneurs who run a custom meatpacking company. The co-op also receives

a bonus payment every quarter based on an agreed-upon percentage of the company’s sales. In B.C., some of our credit unions have begin moving in this direction, with one specializing in providing growth capital to small- to medium-sized businesses based in the province, and other credit unions with plans to do the same. With our local economy in a state of decline and decent paying employment becoming scarcer by the year, now is the time to re-think our traditional approach to economic development and start exploring new ideas. What better place to start than where we invest our money? Rob Douglas writes monthly for the Cowichan News Leader Pictorial. He can be reached at:

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Do you think Cowichan should host the 2016 or 2018 B.C. Summer Games? “It’s a great idea. We need something to happen on this island. It’s one way of getting a higher level of participation in our community.”

Bob McKernan, Koksilah

“It’s a good idea for the community. The events themselves are very high calibre and fun to watch. I’ve had experience with Alberta’s winter games and they bring lots of people into the community.”

Graham Budd, Cobble Hill

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North Cowichan should mark Aboriginal Day by reaching out

All great ideas need a succession plan

Dear editor Thursday is National Aboriginal Day. I hope we all take time to reÀect, especially on this day, about our First Nation neighbours. At a recent economic development forum at Stz’uminus Nation, I heard this message: “Only together can we do great things and enjoy prosperity.” One of the guest speakers that day was Ladysmith Mayor Rob Hutchins, who is also the chairman of the Cowichan Valley Regional District. He said that while the economy might be OK in his town, if a neighbouring community had high unemployment and other challenges, it negatively reÀected on and impacted his municipality. “Our community is not sustainable with past practices. I realized that we can only be successful together. It makes total economic, social and environmental sense,” he said. The Town of Ladysmith and Stz’uminus First Nation recently reaf¿rmed their protocol agreement called the Naut’sa mawt (Working Together) Accord. Joint meetings between the councils have been taking place for ¿ve years. Such things take time, but now the two governments are getting to know one another and there is a high level of respect and understanding between the two communities. I urge the District of North Cowichan to continue to take the steps necessary in creating good, lasting relationships with our neighbours in Cowichan, Halalt, Penelakut and Stz’uminus. Mark Kiemele

In my opinion: Time for beautification of the streets to take its turn the forefront in Chemainus


y wife and I arrived in this wonderful town a few years after the mural program was introduced. The esprit de corp was strong and the various interests of the town’s service clubs and organizations seemed to be Àowing in the same direction. At the time, the province’s municipal affairs department was dovetailing revitalization ideas from various communities throughout B.C. It resulted in a number of projects, including the Chemainus murals. There was a cohesiveness among volunteers, the shopkeepers and district council. The streets of ChePeter W. Rusland/¿le mainus were alive with buskers, musical bands, ¿ve art retailers, eateries galore, gift shops aplenty, and a An Emily Carr monument unveiled via this maquette last fall is attracting criticism in Chemainus. marvellous regional tourism promotion group called AM Tourism, which met in Duncan monthly. by it, which is every day! be made of presumable some core supporting Eventually growing pains crept in, and attempts Connie Crocker structure of metal, covered by chemical foam, were made to deal with it. With the blessing of the Penelakut Tribes Member and painted and decorated with synthetic maDistrict of North Cowichan, a group formed called terials that will breakdown in sunlight and the weather. Unlike totems carved by First Nations the Art & Business Council, which included the Too many monumental questions Chamber of Commerce and the Festival of Murals that will ¿nd their way back to nature over Dear editor Society. time, this thing will become solid waste. TagWhen ¿rst I heard of the plan to erect a statue gers will love it. It seems to me that the forest Chemainus The ¿rst Business Improvement Area was formed, of the artist in Chemainus, I thought it would we have is much better than some caricature of whereby each business was assessed an amount be about the usual six feet or so. Then I saw on its annual tax bill to promote tourism through a forest. Monument an insult to the Coast it would be about 50-feet high.The pictures advertising and beauti¿cation. Karl has stated there were not too many showed this garish monstrosity to be erected Salish people There was considerable opposition from some negatives at his meeting. Shame on me for right beside the waterwheel. Now, there are Dear editor single building owners containing a single business, missing it but I was not aware there was such a a few questions came to mind. What has the This sculpture is an insult to the Coast Salish meeting. You can be sure he had his friends and due in part to their large square footage, when comartist to do with our town? How many tourpeople in and around Chemainus. I’ve got to pared to a building with many rental spaces. supporters there. We have just come through ists have even heard of him? How much will ask that when a huge, towering statue of this It’s easy to deal with the past when you have the one of the most divisive tax arguments in the it cost, and more important, where will the proportion and theme came to fruition was a advantage of water under the bridge, but it seemed history of North Cowichan. Where are the money go? And ¿nally to our mayor, Jon Lefe- funds he requests to come from? Surely we single thought not given to the local talented the change resulted in the beginning of struggles to bure: where in blazes are your brains? artists? maintain the momentum of keeping Chemainus in have more pressing issues than this? John Morrison I don’t think the structure depicts the spirituRecently when asked where money has come the tourism spotlight. Chemainus ality and culture of the Penelakut. Nor does it Many more towns were painting murals, so the from for similar things the answers I received ¿t in with the rest of the town’s mural theme. viewing public may have been less attracted to our were “from reserves.” Well, reserves are for What would be so awful about having a group rainy day items are they not? If we have money murals, as great as they are. Karl’s folly won’t help Chemainus of 10 local artists carving (phase 1) in the park The art shops began to disappear. Each year there for items like this would they not be better used Dear editor as a tourist attraction this summer? This is was a Àurry of new businesses signing up to rental for something that bene¿ts all the community In the past Karl Schutz’s vision has achieved a kick in the teeth to the Native community space in April, and by November a good number of or pay down debt? Who is going to maintain many things for Chemainus that served the which will be felt every time they have to walk town well but recently he seems to feel he can this thing? The Mural Society struggles to look them were gone. Square footage costs on Willow Street were out of sight. after the murals. ooperate as a power unto himself. (e.g. the so If most of the landlords were local, I have a feeling This ad hoc approach does nothing to build ccalled “sacred stones” in Waterwheel Park). the road to the future would have had a different a sustainable town where people of all ages H He now proposes to install a monstrosity that look. Advertising costs were rising and so were want to live and support businesses that meet iis not only a mockery of Emily Carr, but also their needs. All it does is perpetuate the current business taxes. Volunteers were exhausted and there tthe First Nations peoples she so admired, in “Should Cowichan doctors be required to work a were fewer and fewer to replace them. tourist based model that leaves us with empty oour park. It has no redeeming features and monthly shift in a walk-in clinic?” All great ideas and projects need succession plans. storefronts when the economy tanks. Council h has elements that are caricatures of Woody You answered: (70 votes) Early enthusiasm here, may have pushed aside should not support this in principle or in any W Woodpecker. thoughts of “how do we keep this going?” 68 per cent NO other way. Let’s keep in mind we are talking about a Should we not be giving serious thought to more Alex Currie sstructure — to call it art is a stretch — that To vote on the next Question of the Week, log onto the manageable things like beauti¿cation, rather than Chemainus w will be 50 feet tall and approximately 18 feet web poll at expensive monumental projects? aat the base. Unlike the forest around it, it will Are visitors being misled, about the little town of boutiques, with invitational billboards showing its beauty, when once around the extraordinarily beautiful traf¿c circle, they see badly maintained and uninviting street scenes? How about a tree dressing along the highway to 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. hide the industrial area, then the district can get to response to issues raised in our pages get top priority; Keep it clean — attack the issue, Here’s how to send it to us: work on expanding it, for more industry and added not the individual. • Email your thoughts to diversi¿cation for the districts tax base. 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 Rather than a monument, let’s beautify the town’s reach you during office hours. Addresses and phone numbers will not be published. • Fax it to us at 250-746-8529 entrances and main street, as proposed by the revitalLetters will be edited for clarity, grammar, length and good taste. 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Tribes throws support to SD79


owichan Tribes’ chief and council are voicing their support for School District 79’s de¿cit budget. Chief Harvey Alphonse sent a letter to Education Minister George Abbott on June 5, outlining the band’s “full support” for the restoration budget. “We believe the restoration budget is attempting to restore quality education services and programs for our students,” the letter states. Those services and programs include Aboriginal teachers, Hul’qumi’num language instruction, increased occupational therapy services, and counselling services for elementary schools. “Underfunding in education affects Aboriginal children across British Columbia,” the letter reads, “and this has a negative impact on the success rate of our children in the school system.” School District 79’s budget, which passed in a 5-4 vote in May, spends almost $3.8-million more than the district is allotted by the provincial government. This is illegal under the School Act and according to Abbott will see the elected board removed, and replaced with an appointed trustee, if trustees do not send the ministry a balanced budget by June 30. The restoration budget has also garnered support from other community corners, and most recently was lauded by B.C. Teachers’ Federation president Susan Lambert at a rally in Cowichan June 6. — Krista Siefken

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Holly Arntzen was among about 50 valley residents making themselves heard with pots and pans as they marched around the streets and highway of Duncan to raise awareness regarding the Omnibus Bill C-38 on the evening of Wednesday, June 6. Cowichan Casseroles are happening regularly. The next is in Duncan Friday starting at the VIU Cowichan Campus at 6 p.m.

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y the way, did you hear: • Malcolm Taylor, 5, of Cobble Hill, Braydon Luscombe, 19, and Cody Smith, 21, of Duncan, all took part in The War Amps 2012 B.C. Child Amputee (CHAMP) Seminar in Victoria, which covered all aspects of growing up as an amputee. The older boys served as junior counselors, while Malcolm demonstrated his monkey bar, swim and bike devices. • Principal Darrell Wright is bidding farewell to Crofton Elementary School and saying hello to the school community at Khowhemun Elementary School where he has been assigned to the position of principal. He switches places with Rhonda MacDowell who has been assigned to Crofton. • It was just two years ago Brad LaRose and Dave Hind were teamed up to ¿nish top spot at the Student Auto Skills B.C. championships, hosted by Ford, BCAA and BCIT. Now they are teaming again at Master Mechanic Auto Repair in Duncan, LaRose as the service manager, Hind as the main mechanic. • George Baird of the Cobble Hill Farmers’ Institute raves about was the ¿nale of the secondannual South Cowichan Chamber of Commerce Culinary Treasure Hunt at the Cobble Hill Hall. Nearly100 people gathered for a feast

prepared by Chef Marisa Goodwin of Organic Fair of Cobble Hill. The event included singing by Kelly Kumbruch accompanied by Mary Noakes. Kent Goodwin, Richard Verhagen and the Organic Fair staff, Ian and Jeannie Christisen of Morning Side Farms, the Old Farm Market, Quist Meats, Moziro Coffee, Teafarm and SCHFIAS volunteers also got praise. Thanks also went to sponsors and donors Glen Naylor’s Financial Group, Thrifty Foods, Hilltop Stone & Garden, Wise Financial Services, RONA, Leslie and Bill Grills, Baird Brothers Farm, Integra Foods Intl. Corp., Masthead Restaurant, Satellite Bar & Grille at the Arbutus Golf Club, Cowichan Valley Hypnotherapy, Damali Lavender & Winery and Gil-Power Hobby Farm and emcee George Robbins. • The West Coast Men’s Support Society opened the doors of its new headquarters at 213-80 Station Street, Duncan on June 1. They ask men in need to come by and ask for support. For more on programs contact executive director Grant Waldman at 250-597-2801 or at info@ Exciting things happening for you, your friends or your family that you want to share with your community? Send us a quick email at editor@ We’d love to spread the word.

Valley people Name: Reid Murray Occupation: businessman — Mill Bay Pizza in Mill Bay, and Murray’s Pizza in Duncan Age: 68 Hometown: Montreal If you get a chance go see: The Avengers, my daughter liked it Right now I am reading: News Leader Pictorial and other newspapers I’m listening to: music from the ‘60s and ‘70s At least once everyone should: try Mill Bay Pizza Most people don’t know: my first name is Victor Proudest or happiest moment: when my kids were born Biggest fear: airplane flying If I was appointed king of the valley I would: slow it down Before I die: I want to retire Words I live by: my word is my bond Andrew Leong

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Caleb Spooner, 5, and his brother Joshua, 3, ride in a homemade electric car at the annual Lake Days parade on Saturday, June 9, while MacKenzie Arkell, of the Cowichan Lake Recreation Roller Derby Team, provides some fun bubbles.


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Lights go on for bike patrol


owichan’s crime-¿ghting cyclists have Àashier (and more functional) rides thanks to a donation from Duncan’s Royal Canadian Legion Branch 53. Community Policing Society manager Carol-Ann Rolls explains the Legion donated $300 to out¿t North Cowichan/Duncan RCMP’s Bike Patrol unit with police lights and carriers. “The bike lights will increase police visibility and add to police safety while doing bike patrols downtown and on trails,” she said. “The two-person bike patrol is an integral part of the community policing emphasis on police-community relations and crime reduction.” Members of the unit include RCMP of¿cers as well as auxiliary volunteers. — Krista Siefken

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Duncan-North Cowichan RCMP Const. Kelly Rydholm and Auxiliary Const. Mel Stelck displays their new police lights and carriers Friday. The Legion donated funds to the Cowichan Community Policing Society to outÄt the RCMP bike patrol.



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RCMP get positive with ticketing program

Jasper Mottershead, 4, gets behind the wheel of a vintage John Deere tractor with his dad Kevin at the Father’s Day Vintage Trucks and Tractors Show at the B.C. Forest Discovery Centre on Sunday, June 17.


ood behaviour and community involvement will get you ticketed in south Cowichan. That’s because Shawnigan Lake RCMP has launched its second Positive Tickets program in the south-end, rewarding youths who display exemplary community involvement, positive attitudes and good behaviour. And those tickets mean prizes thanks to funds from the Island Savings Credit Union, Rotary Club of South Cowichan and the South Cowichan Community Policing Advisory Society, plus prize donations from local businesses. Last summer’s program rewarded kids for everything from wearing a helmet while biking to doing good deeds in the community. “The program’s main goals are to engage youth, increase positive interaction with law enforcement and develop future community leaders,” a media release says. “Once a youth receives a ticket from an RCMP of¿cer or community policing volunteer, he or she can turn it in at the Community Policing Of¿ce in Mill Bay and choose a reward.” Those rewards include skating passes, movies, and gift certi¿cates from a variety of south Cowichan merchants. And at the end of September, names will be drawn for larger prizes. The positive ticket program is spearheaded by Const. Mike Furlong at the Shawnigan Lake RCMP detachment. Call 250743-5514 for more information. — Krista Siefken

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At right, special guest Medford bursary winner Emily Stretch sings Roxie from musical Chicago at Medford Singers’ presentation of Give My Regards to Broadway on Sunday, June 10 at Duncan United Church. At left, special guest bursary winner Talietha Sangha sings Andrew Lloyd Webber’s Tell Me On A Sunday during Encore! Women’s Choir presentation of Once More with Feeling on Sunday, May 27 at Duncan United Church. Andrew Leong



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Finalists picked in Island song contest


Announcing the 2012 Islands Songwriting Contest Finalists, as selected from three regional shows (including one last weekend in Duncan): Jamie Bouttell — This Lust; Kevin Mitchell — Out of Sight Out of Mind; Birgit Kuit — Beautiful; Paul Ruszel — Harvest

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Time; Brian Hazelbower — The Garden Song; Naomi Payan (left) — The Ground I was Given; Shanti Bremer - Drink it Down; Patricia Kirk — Let’s Take a Stand; Kemal Evans — Blue Yellow. The winner will be announced at this summer’s Islands Folk Festival.

Sara Ferguson (left), was this year’s Lake Cowichan Idol during Lake Days weekend. Second place went to Mari Pelly and third to Sidney Hall. Twenty-four competitors took part, the largest entry pool in the event’s five-year history.

ArtBeat: the new pulse of Friday nights in Chemainus Streets come alive: Mural town takes arts and entertainment to the people Maeve Maguire

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Dancer Jessica Starr dances to Speechless at the Gravity Dance Company presentation of Come Together at the Cowichan Theatre on Sunday, June 17. For more Andrew Leong images from the show, go to

ne thing in particular about the small town of Hanapepe, Hawaii, stood out to Phil and Michelle Mavis, owners of Chemainus’ Willow Street Cafe. “At night, the street just came alive,” Phil said. “This tiny town went from a quiet place in the daytime to a bustling street party in the evening with merchants open for business, artists and musicians performing and interacting with the public. “We thought, this is exactly what Chemainus needs.” And this is exactly what Chemainus now may have thanks to a collaboration between Chemainus Valley Cultural Arts Society, local arts groups, and businesses. ArtBeat, an interactive art walk and street festival featuring local artists, musicians and performers will be held on Willow Street Friday evening. And it will continue every Friday between 5 and 9 p.m., from now until the end of August. In Hawaii, Mavis liked how the artists were creating art while the

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Connie Grieg-Manning painted The Lumber Barons, which was designated the ofÄcial 10th-anniversary mural. She will be one of the featured guests Friday as ArtBeat debuts. public ambled by. He felt it gave the artist and the public a chance to have a conversation about the art, and increased the likelihood of the public connecting with the work. He wants to provide this same experience for residents and visitors to the Cowichan Valley. “This isn’t just art on the wall,” he said. “We will have the artists working on site, interacting with our guests.” Local painter Jen Tinsley said she is honoured to join fellow artists in a showcase of Vancouver Island art.

“ArtBeat will be like an interactive gallery where you will be able to view art, meet the artists, and even observe some of the artists at work,” she said. “With the shops and restaurants staying open and live music playing, it will be a great place to spend a Friday night this summer.” Friday’s opening features local musicians Dave Young and Friends, Beverley McKeen, Mercedes Benoit, and the Ukeladies busking along Willow Street and in the Secret Garden. Lynda Allen Tap Dance group, including the Noisy Boys tap and beatbox group, will perform in front of Willow Street Cafe. Meanwhile, artists Cim MacDonald and Connie Greig-Manning, who painted some of Chemainus’s famous murals, will be demonstrating their work. The intention is for every Friday to have a unique combination of talent and entertainment. Mavis envisions this becoming an annual summer staple. “It’s here to stay. When your family roles into town for a visit, you can take them to ArtBeat to show off our local talent.” The call for artists is still open. Visit the CVCAS website cvcas. w Phil Mavis: com for more came alive information.

Egan’s Diamonds polished for evening sparkle Home brewed tunes: Singer-songwriter Mary Egan launches her new CD Wednesday at Craig Street Brew Pub Peter W. Rusland

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earls of personal wisdom are shined by valley songwriter Mary Egan on her fresh CD Some Days Are Diamonds. “It’s pretty autobiographical,” she said, preparing for Wednesday’s album-release party at the Craig Street Brew Pub. Egan will be backed by drummer Tanya Gillespie, bassist Martyn Jones, and guitarists David K. and Ray Harvey. Guests include three of her music students plus an acoustic set by Dead Eyes Open. “I’ve written all the songs but one which is the title track,” she said of her CD. Diamonds was adapted and updated by Dick Feller, from an old John Denver

song, explained Egan. “Some days are diamonds, and some days are stone — you don’t know how things will work out.” But the former Bijou Du Bayou-band torch shares some thoughts about her daily grind on her 10-tune platter recorded at North Cowichan’s Woodshop studio during the past year. “It’s been a rough few years. I just picked up a guitar one day and started writing them,” said the Duncan home-girl who continues volunteer work with Cowichan Idol and Honeymoon Bay Days. Of Egan’s nine Diamond numbers “people will ¿nd their own stories behind them.” “Some are feel-good songs. One of them, called The Feeling, comes from when my dad (Gerry) wrote a poem for me before he died. “It’s all about nature and the feeling

you get from being outside, and just being alive.” Another tune, Only If You Need Me — backed on the CD by pianist Thomas Kinzel — emerged from Egan’s experiences raising her two kids. “I’m incredibly happy with the CD. it’s the ¿rst one that represents me,” said Egan, 37, citing her reggae song Sleep in. CD session players also include bassists Ian Bartlett and Carson Ogden, singer Jones, Woodshop owner Zak Cohen on mandolin, Moritz Behm on violin, and J.J. Charlebois on guitar. Egan, who teaches voice at Duncan courtesy Mary Egan Music, was classically trained and has Some Days Are Diamonds is the Ärst recording Mary Egan says truly represents her. It will be ¿ne-tuned her voice into the countri¿ed unveiled Wednesday in Duncan. folk-rock styles she enjoys. She’s also mentoring young musicians. what’s happening around me,” she said “Where I play, youths also play and remembering Diamond tune Sing Like A Your ticket showcase their own stuff.” Bird when I’d practise singing my room What: Release of Mary Egan’s CD Her stuff is created on the guitar. when I didn’t usually say a word.” Some Days Are Diamonds “I write the melody, and let the words Egan still lets her tunes do the talking. When: June 20, 8 p.m. come to me. If I over-think it, it just turns “I’m not looking to become a superstar, Where: Craig Street Brew Pub, into junk. but if I can help young people in any downtown Duncan “A song is just how I’m feeling or way, I will.” Tickets: No cover.

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feast for the senses in an exhibit running until 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. until July 22, 8350 Richards Trail, North Cowichan. Call 250-748- 3811.

Songwriter’s Circle, The Gals: Beverley McKeen figures we need a night for female singer-songwriters as in the famous Nashville Woman in the Round stylings, 8 p.m., Duncan Garage Showroom, 330 Duncan Street. Tickets are $12 advance, $15 door. Call 250-748-7246. Vancouver Island Rent Bank and Rental Assistance Forum: a discussion about how to prevent homelessness using small loans and grants for renters for those interested in preventing homelessness, 10 a.m., Duncan United Church, 246 Ingram Street. To register contact Social Planning Cowichan at 250-746-1004 ext. 250 or email Sponsored by SPARC BC and Social Planning Cowichan. Cowichan Green Community’s Annual General Meeting: food with flair and a not-to-miss presentation by Mark Lakeman, the activist and architect behind the world renowned CityRepair project based in Portland, Oregon, 5 p.m. Duncan Christian Reformed Church (930 Trunk Road, Duncan. Call 250-748-8506. Tending Native Plants: work with wildflowers, grasses, trees and shrubs in the native plant nursery, Wednesdays, 9 a.m. Cowichan Garry Oak Preserve, 1241 Maple Bay Rd. Free. Call 250-748-7124. Meet in the parking lot at the end of Aitken Road.

Clements Centre Community Dance: Community dance for people with special needs and their families, friends, and care givers. Live music will be provided by the Kelly Girvan Duo, featuring country and dance tunes, 7 p.m., Clements Centre, 5856 Clements St. North Cowichan. Caregivers no charge, all others $8 per person. Call 250-246-2250.

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Mill Bay Thrifty Foods store manager Mike Murphy and CVRD’s Mike Walker visit the newly renovated produce department during the grand re-opening celebration on Friday, June 8. Duncan Street. Tickets are $12 advance, $15 door. Call 250-748-7246. The Devan Bailey Quartet: plays jazz at the Bay Pub In Cowichan Bay 5:30 to 8:30 p.m. every Thursday. Featuring Devan Bailey on sax, Geoff Johnson on guitar, John Robertson on stand-up bass, and Nick Jarvie on the smallest drum-set you will ever see him play, with the addition of the occasional special guests. No cover. Artists in Support of Our Youth: Bernadette McCormack’s paintings, Brandi Keddell’s glasswork and Susan Whitham’s clay creations are featured in this Hummingbird Studio event to benefit the Community Options Society, 6 to 9 p.m., 801 Wharncliffe Road, Duncan B.C. Call 250737-1888. Also Saturday and Sunday 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.

The 100 Voices for One World Choir: sings songs with the ethics of multiculturalism, and multi-generational thinking with the Cowichan Spirit Drummers 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the VIU outdoor concert stage. Call 250-701-0978 for information.

Tansor Summer Fun Fair: fun swing carnival ride, bouncy castle, games food and prizes. Live music by Alan Eskelson, Dawn-Marie Dowling, Charlie Wade, Deb Sumner and ots more family fun, 4 to 7 p.m. 50-cent tickets and cash concession. Call 250-748-4631.

Friday The Wilds: Holly Arntzen (folk) and Kevin Wright (rock), with David Sinclair on guitar and Steve Moyer on bass — putting the fun into fundamental ecological concerns, one of the finest, energetic and compassionate collection of musicians to bring you a message. Bring on those dancing shoes, 8 p.m., Crofton Hotel, 1534 Joan Avenue, Crofton. Tickets $15 Call 250-324-2245.

Mark Lakeman: one the leaders in sustainability innovation speaks on how to take our region to the next level, 6 p.m., CVRD boardroom, 175 Ingram Street, Duncan. Free. Call 250-746-2509 for information. Mad Hats & Teapots: opening reception celebration of function, form and non_function, 6 to 9 p.m. at the Margit Nellemann Studio and Gallery. Wood turner Art Liestman, textile artist Ulrieke Benner and ceramicist Margit Nellemann offer an amusing artful

Skulastic See and Wes Paul: with special guests zoner and aco, some of the island’s finest hip-hop 8 p.m., Duncan Garage Showroom, 330

Thursday Sid Johnson with Johnny Good: Sid has a new CD to showcase before moving to Montreal in July, and he also says we should hear this guy Johnny Good, 8 p.m., Duncan Garage Showroom, 330

Duncan Street. Tickets are $12 advance, $15 door. Call 250-748-7246. Kidsport Cowichan Beer and Burger Night: fun and prizes including a barbecue from RONA to help Cowichan Youth play organized sports, Friday, 5:30 p.m. Duncan Travelodge. Tickets $15. Call 250-7157993.

Saturday Skellig: CD release and beginning of their quarterly invited showcase sessions, bringing in Vancouver Island bands that they feel need exposure. Other musicians welcome, 7 p.m., Crofton Hotel, 1534 Joan Avenue, Crofton. Call 250-324-2245. How to Start A Co-op: a workshop on putting the pieces together, 9 a.m., Vancouver Island University Cowichan campus lecture theatre. Admission by donation. Call 250-896-3578 UV Groovy Day: The doctors and staff at South Cowichan Eyecare is helping to keep children’s eyes protected from damaging UV rays by giving away free sunglasses to kids 5 & under., South Cowichan Eyecare, Valleyview Centre, 1400 Cowichan Bay Rd. No purchase necessary. Call 250743-8899 The Wilds: Holly Arntzen (folk) and Kevin Wright (rock) with David Sinclair on guitar and Steve Moyer on bass put the fun into fundamental ecological concerns. One of the finest, energetic and compassionate collection of superb musicianship to bring you a message, 8 p.m.,

Duncan Garage Showroom, 330 Duncan Street. Tickets are $20 advance, $20 door. Call 250-748-7246.

Olympics in Germany. Event features a four-course meal and clips of the team’s journey from filmmaker Nick Versteeg, 6 p.m. Oceanfront Suites, Cowichan Bay. Tickets $65. Call 250-746-4510 for information.

Hands across the Water: a healing hula workshop featuring the poetry and prayer in motion of Leilani Petranek of Kaua’I at the Quw’utsun Cultural Conference Centre, 200 Cowichan Way, Duncan. Tickets $30 in advance, $40 at the door, $20 in groups of 10 or more. Call 250-246-5275, All proceeds after expenses to promote Indigenous cultural exchanges.

Ronda Rozon: music on the patio, rain or shine as part of the Sunday night summer music series at Merridale Ciderworks Bistro, 5 p.m. to 8 p.m., no cover charge. For more, call 250-743-4293. Noodles of the World Open Mike: Singer Joey Belanger hosts multi-talented musicians between 1 and 4 p.m. at NOW, 161 Station St., Duncan. No cover. Call 250597-0313.

15 Reasons Why to Walk: there are 15 types of vasculitis. Walk to create awareness for a disease that has no known cause or cure,10 a.m., North Cowichan Fire Hall, 5851 Duncan Street, $20 to register or by donation. Call 250-715-6030.

VI Film and Entertainment Co-op Meet and Greet: people interested in all aspects of film making and entertainment events are gathering to support each other, learn and create. No experience necessary, 3 p.m. Duncan library, multi-purpose room, James St. Duncan. Call 250-7436780.

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LEHMANN, Martha Johanna July 1, 1924 - June 15, 2012

It is with great sadness we announce the passing for our Mom, Oma, and Great Oma. Predeceased by husband John in 1982. Survived by her son Bruce, daughter Loretta (Charlie), grandchildren Ashley (Justin) and Randy (Megan, Trinity), and great granddaughters Cierra and Malia. We would like to thank all the people of Sunridge Place, especially those in Dahlia and Daffodil houses, for all their wonderful care and compassion shown to Mom over these past few years. A private family gathering will be held at a later date. Those so wishing may donate to a charity of choice.



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MORGAN, George John Moresby Oct 2, 1931 â&#x20AC;&#x201C; June 14, 2012 Descendant of the explorer Admiral Moresby and lifelong resident of Cowichan, George is survived by his sister Elizabeth Lohan and his nieces and their families. He attended Duncan Grammar School, Brentwood College, University School and Victoria College. He worked as a surveyor throughout BC until 1959 before settling into a life of farming. George spent many happy times on hunting trips, playing rugby, photographing landscapes, and working the beloved farm on which he and his sister were born. He often described the farm as â&#x20AC;&#x153;a little piece of heavenâ&#x20AC;?. Acknowledgement and gratitude for all the care and support of George over the years from his sister and his nieces and their families. Special thanks to his care giving staff who made the ďŹ nal stretch of his life as enjoyable as possible. His ashes will be scattered under the chestnut tree that was planted to commemorate his birth and under which his Parents ashes reside. Service will be held At Duncan United Church, Ingram Street on Friday June 29 at 1:00pm. FIRST MEMORIAL FUNERAL SERVICES

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RODGER, Margaret Marie Margaret Marie Rodger (nee Burton) nurse, mother, grandmother, great-grandmother and friend passed away June 9, 2012 at Cowichan District Hospital, Duncan. A longtime resident of Duncan, Marg was born in Niagara Falls, New York on May 3, 1923. She was the only child of Robert Henry (Harry) Burton and Margaret Isobel Burton (Prince). In Marg's ďŹ rst year, the Burton family moved to Timmins, Ontario where Harry worked for many years as an electrical engineer at The Dome Mine. Marg took her formal schooling in Timmins and South Porcupine graduating from St. Mary's Nursing School in 1945. Harry's retirement coincided with Marg's graduation and the family moved west in 1947 where Marg had accepted a nursing position at King's Daughters Hospital, Duncan. Marriage followed in 1949 and Marg continued her career through the birth of 3 children and divorce in 1967. She was a well known ďŹ xture at both KDH and its successor, Cowichan District Hospital, working on the wards and in the operating room at KDH, and moving on to Central Supply Room at CDH before her retirement in 1988. An active volunteer all of her life, Marg campaigned for Heart & Stroke, the Canadian Cancer Society, mammography screening at CDH, and worked with the CDH Alumni. When diagnosed with Alzheimer's Disease in 2007, Marg moved from her apartment on First Avenue to Sherwood House where she happily spent the last 4 years of her life. She will be missed by her 3 children: Patricia (Byron) Hill of Victoria, Laurie (Barb) Rodger of Kelowna, and Kevin (Kim) Rodger of Duncan; 6 grandchildren: Graham Hill, Burton Hill, Shawna Geistlinger, Kelsey Schneider, Claire Rodger, and Lauren Rodger; 5 great-grandchildren: Jack Hill, Josephine Hill, Oscar Hill, Addison Geistlinger, and Gavin Geistlinger; sister-in-law and brother-in-law Alice and Eric Rodger of Kamloops; sisterin-law Joyce Rodger; numerous nieces and nephews; and countless friends. The family wishes to thank the staff of 2nd South at CDH for their sensitive and responsive care; Audrey and the staff at Sherwood House for their kindness to Margaret over the past 4 years; and special thanks to Dr. Jan Malherbe for the generous gift of his time, vast medical knowledge, and gentle spirit which helped ease the family through Marg's ďŹ nal days. A Celebration of Marg's life will take place Saturday, July 21 from 2:00 - 5:00 pm at the Cowichan Golf and Country Club. The family will be establishing a bursary for a nursing student in Margaretâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s name. As a lasting legacy and in the spirit of Margâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s generous nature, please consider following her example by paying it forward and doing someone a good deed. Online condolences may be offered at

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DAVIS, Emma (Nee Deller) Born in Shoal Lake, Manitoba June14,1916. On Sunday, June 10th 2012, Emma passed away peacefully with family by her side at Cerwydden Care Facility in Duncan, BC. Predeceased by husband Rocky in 1989, and 4 brothers, George, Fred, Walter and William Deller and sister EfďŹ e Piper. Emma will be sadly missed by her family, 2 sons, Gerald (Sharon), Courtney, BC, Larry (Jan), Duncan, BC and 2 daughters, Roxy (John Preston), Nanaimo, BC, Wendy (Rob Johnston), NSW, Australia. Also, 7 grandchildren, Lisa Kaa (Matt), Maple Ridge, BC, Natasha Davis (Brandon), Comox, BC, Melissa and Graham Johnston, NSW, Australia, Brenner Davis (Victoria), Duncan, BC, Jordan and Colton Davis, Duncan, BC, 4 great- grandchildren, Kaitlyn and Juliane Ross, Emma Giesbrecht and Jaxon Manderson. As well as numerous nieces and nephews across Canada. Emma worked for Eatonâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s in Winnipeg, Man. and Hamilton, Ont. Then in November of 1945 in Winnipeg, Manitoba she married Rocky Davis where they lived until 1965 before moving to Duncan, BC. Both Emma and Rocky were active and loved camping and traveling. They also volunteered with Scouting, Brownies and youth groups at the Community Club in St. James, Winnipeg. In Duncan, BC, Emma was very involved in the Duncan United Church, UCW, Arbutus Travel Club, Harmony Womenâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Group and Scouts Guild. We would like to thank the caregivers at Cerwydden Care Facility in Duncan, BC. They always made sure Mom was comfortable, happy and looking her very best. A service will be held on Thursday, June 21st, 2 pm at the Duncan United Church. In lieu of ďŹ&#x201A;owers please consider a donation to the Heart and Stroke Foundation. Condolences may be shared online at SANDS of DUNCAN 250-746-5212

Alan Whitaker January 1, 1926 â&#x20AC;&#x201C; June 12, 2012 KONKIN, Patricia Anne It is with profound sadness we announce the peaceful passing of our cherished wife, mother, grandmother and sister, Patricia Konkin on the morning of June 14, 2012, after a lengthy and courageous battle with cancer. She was at home surrounded by her family. Patti was born on July 03, 1943 in Winnipeg, Manitoba to Edward and Michelle Ostrow. In 1954, the family moved to Vancouver. B.C. Upon graduation from high school, Patti entered the Registered Nursing Program at St. Pauls Hospital, from where she graduated in 1964. After her marriage to Fred, they moved brieďŹ&#x201A;y to Quesnel before settling in Duncan where they raised their four daughters. Patti will be sadly missed by her husband of 46 years, Dr. Fred Konkin, daughters Tanya (Bryan), Trish (John), and Stephanie (Jeff); grandchildren Danielle, Adam, Victoria and Olivia, sisters Jacquie, Janice and brother Tom along with many nieces, nephews and cousins. Patti was predeceased by her youngest daughter Christa in 2001, parents Edward in 2001 and Michelle in 2012. Patti was a loving and devoted wife, mother and grandmother to her four children and four grandchildren. She greatly treasured her times spent with her family and many friends. Patti was also known for her kindness, her strength, her sense of humour and her quick smile. She was also an accomplished artist. Her other interests included a lifelong love of animals and she had been known to rescue those in need. Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated in St. Edwards Catholic Church, 2085 Maple Bay Road, Duncan, B.C. on Friday, June 22, 2012 at 1:00 pm. Father Alfredo Monacelli, Celebrant. Cremation. Reception to follow in church basement. A very special Thank-You goes out to all those who were involved in Patti's care and treatment over the last 11 years. Online condolences may be offered at

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It is with profound sadness that we announce the passing of Alan Whitaker at home in Chemainus, holding the hand of his beloved wife, Beryl. Always the consummate gentleman, he will be deeply missed and fondly remembered by all whose hearts and lives he touched. He was a devoted husband; Dad to Carolyn (Bob), Anne, Michael (Marg), David (Sharon); Grandpa to Cory, Angela, Trevor, Tyler, Neil, Kelly, Scott; Great-Grandpa to Riley, Nolan, Julia and Friend to countless individuals. The family would like to thank Dr. Manhas and his staff, the community caregivers, and the many friends and neighbours for their overwhelming kindness and support especially during the past few weeks. A service of remembrance was held on Saturday, June 16, 2012. Condolences may be shared online at

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The Caljouw family would like to thank everyone for the incredible outpouring of sympathy we’ve received over the passing of Mike Sr. The floral tributes, cards & food were very much appreciated and made us realize even more how many more lives Pops had touched. A very special thank you to Bill Keserich for doing such a wonderful job as MC at the Celebration of Life. Bill made it a very special day. We would like to make an additional mention of those that gave comforting eulogies at the service. Also a thank you to the News papers and SunFM for the wonderful coverage they gave of his passing, but also for letting everyone know like we already did what a special man he was. Thank you all. The Caljouw family


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 office, next to Buckerfields.


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COMING EVENTS BIRTHS Corrie Martinson and Michelle Gunn are proud to announce the birth of their twin boys Jaxson Lawrence and Hayden Riley, Born May 10th 2012 at 8:15 and 8:19 am at St. Pauls Hospital. Jaxson weighing 6lbs 6oz and Hayden weighing 5lbs 3oz. A special thanks to our Family, we couldn’t have done it without all of you :)


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DEATHS SHATZKO- MCALISTER Elizabeth Dianne (Dawson ) JUNE 16 2012

The lovely Lady Di passed away at her home in Duncan on June 16th in the arms of her loving husband after an arduous 5 year battle with cancer. She was a very private person and very few of her many friends realized the gravity of her deteriorating health. Dianne is the embodiment of everything that is good in this world demure, unassuming, devoted, selfless, gentle, courageous, classy, elegant and generous. Her friends would all admit that she was a role model and thank her for being a part of their lives. She loved her home, she loved her dogs, she loved her many girl friends and she truly loved her husband. Dianne attended Lord Byng high school in Vancouver where she was voted student most likely to succeed; worked at BCTel for 30 years and as a mature student, obtained her Master of Arts in Economics from the London School of Economics. She moved to the Cowichan Valley in 1997 and is survived by her husband Hylton, and her boys Charles VI and Willy Nilly. Many thanks to all the doctors, nurses and administrative staff at Royal Jubilee Hospital. Further thanks to Dr. Willie Pewarchuk, Dr. Daphne Robinson and the oncology staff at CVDH. And, special thanks to all the Home Care nurses who were so much help in her final days. There will be a celebration of Dianne’s life at the family home in Duncan on Saturday, June 23 1-4pm. No flowers please but donations in her memory may be made to the Cowichan Valley SPCA. Condolences may be shared online at May God bless her.

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LEGALS Hiiye’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.

LOST AND FOUND FOUND: A remote key for Volkswagen. Please come to Aha Sushi at Duncan Village Green Mall. FOUND at Cherry Point Beach, right after the super moon, a digital camera. Call to identify (250)733-2572 FOUND: DIGITAL camera. Sat, June 9, Maple Bay Road, Owner identify to claim. Call 250-748-6487 ask for Alix. FOUND - Ford key (possibly with a chip) & remote in Westholme near Westhill Rd. Can be claimed at the News Leader Pictorial office, next to Buckerfields. FOUND - ONE TOYOTA KEY April 23, 2012, on Chippewa Rd, Duncan. FOUND Silver custom made ring (wide band) with engraving. Found Monday June 4th on Islay St. Call to identify, 250-746-4471. Can be claimed at the Cowichan News Leader, #2-5380 Trans Canada Hwy, next to Buckerfields. 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 office, #2-5380 Trans Canada Hwy, next to Buckerfields.

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It is with great sadness that we announce the passing of our aunt Martha Odell, who after a brief illness has gone to meet her husband and companion of 61 years. She was predeceased by her husband, Don in April 2012; her sisters Eva Davis, Pearl Holman and Patricia (Fransen) Powell; one niece Linda (Holman) Stanbrook and three nephews Lynn and Harvey Holman and Owen Fransen. She is survived by her sister Phyllis Richards; nieces and nephews; great and great-grand nieces and nephews. Martha was the youngest of the three daughters of Westholme pioneer Alfred Richards and his wife Florence Pinson. At one year old she lost her mother, shortly after, her father remarried and two more sisters were added to the family. Martha was raised and lived her entire life in the Cowichan Valley where for many years she worked at her retail job. Walking to work on a snowy day she waved and smiled at a handsome young truck driver clearing snow from the streets. They met and were married in 1951. From that moment on Martha and Don were inseparable and now remain that way for eternity. A celebration of Martha’s life will be held at Sands Funeral Chapel, 187 Trunk Road, Duncan, BC on Monday, June 25, 2012 at 2:00 pm. Flowers are gratefully declined. Those so desiring, may make a donation in memory of Martha to the Westholme School Society, Box 76, Westholme, BC V0R 3C0. Condolences may be shared online at We will miss you dearly Aunty Mart, Rest in Peace with your loved one.

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An Alberta Construction Company is hiring dozer, excavator and labour/rock truck operators. Preference will be given to operators that are experienced in oilfield road and lease construction. Lodging and meals provided. The work is in the vicinity of Edson, Alberta. Alcohol & Drug testing required. Call Contour Construction at 780-723-5051.

BARTENDERS & SERVERS REQUIRED Busy waterfront pub seeking experienced BARTENDERS & SERVERS

Please bring resume ATTN: Bryant between 2 - 4 pm

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at the BAY PUB 1695 Cowichan Bay Rd. LOCAL SENIORS’ home requires live-in night house attendant. Renumeration includes private suite with utilities. Additional duties negotiable. First Aid/RCA/or Nursing experience an asset. Please email resume and two references to by June 23rd. MANAGER OF Track position. Kelowna Pacific Railway Ltd (KPR) has an immediate opening for our Manager of Track position. The successful candidate will become part of an experienced management team and will oversee track maintenance and track capital work while insuring regulatory compliance and safe work practices and must have a minimum of 5 years of experience as a track supervisor. KPR operates on 120 miles of Class 1 and Class 2 track in British Columbia’s Okanagan Valley, between Kelowna and Kamloops. This position works out of our Vernon, BC offices. Please submit resumes and any questions you may have regarding this position to: Print Shop is looking for an experienced part-time on call Press Operator. Must have knowledge on operating Printmaster 46, Heidleberg Kord & 2 color GTO 52. If you are qualified to operate this equipment. Stop in with resume to R.H. Printing, 2-1040 9th Ave. Campbell River. Out of town, please call (250)287-2427. RCA REQUIRED for 3 overnight shifts per week (36hrs). Call Laurie (250)746-9641. RUMOURS Body Piercing Sale, all pierces $45. Wow! Includes jewellery. Book now (250)709-2313 SALESPERSON - Multi tasker with computer and data entry skills. Apply at Taya’s Treasures, 438B Trans Canada Hwy. Call (250)709-9933.

Well established Ladysmith floral shop is looking for an EXPERIENCED FLORIST with retail experience. Good customer service skills essential. Must be available weekends and on call. Drop off resume to: Bloooms at the 49th, 1020B First Ave., Ladysmith or email No phone calls please.


UNIQUE HOME HEALTH CARE Currently hiring mature exp’d Care Providers. 24 hr availability, Valid drivers licence. Phone (250)715-1094

TRADES, TECHNICAL AUTOMATED TANK Manufacturing Inc. is looking for Welders. Due to a huge expansion to our plant located in Kitscoty, Alberta, 20 km west of Lloydminster. We have openings for ten 3rd Year Apprentices or Journeyperson Welders. We offer best wages in industry. 3rd Year Apprentice $28-$30/hour, Journey person $32-$35/hour, higher with tank experience. Profit sharing bonus plus manufacturing bonus incentive. Full insurance package 100% paid by company. Good working environment. Join a winning team. Call Basil or Blaine at (office) 780-846-2231. Fax 780-846-2241 or send resume to: Keep your feet on the ground in a safe welding environment through inhole manufacturing process. No scaffolding or elevated work platform.

Wednesday, June 20, 2012


Cowichan News Leader Pictorial 25 PERSONAL SERVICES












YOUBOU: Sunny side of Lake Cowichan, 25’x50’ RV Lot with 25’ Mallard Sport Trailer. Lot is done with 2 stone slab patios, high end plastic grass for low maintenance. Must see to appreciate. Strata fee $125 monthy + hydro. Asking $130,000. Call (250)748-8776.

Cowichan Bay: Spectacular Ocean View 1BR Condo for rent. $800/month. N/S N/P Adult oriented building. 250748-7993. DUNCAN: 1 & 2-bdrm, 5 appls, close to School, Hospital and bus route. $650-$800 utils. Lv msg: 250-597-4018. DUNCAN- 1 bdrm, $750 includes utilities. NS/NP. Avail now. Call Gerry (250)7464144 or (250)715-6218. DUNCAN, 1 bdrm on Alexander St. VERY clean, secure. No partiers. Sunny 3rd floor corner unit. Available now. Ref’s req. $675. (250)7488196 or 250-701-7941. 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.

DUNCAN, CLEAN 2 bdrm top floor corner, Hospital area, on bus route, quiet complex, 5 appls. Caretaker. $795 mo. Avail July 1st. 1-250-474-0545

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

Cobble Hill House For Sale By Owner, 3 bedrooms, 2 1/2 bath, RV Shop, in ground pool, hot tub, .74 acres. Asking $616,000. Phone 250743-3537. Realtors welcomed

MISCELLANEOUS FOR SALE HERITAGE PAWN BARGAINS!! 40% OFF select jewelry, 25% OFF video games, 20% OFF tools, Home theatre and stereos on sale, guitars marked down, laptops and digital cameras cheap. 430 Whistler. 250-746-9810.

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RENTALS Cozy 2 bdrm, 2 bath patio home. 55 +. 1200 sq.ft. Newer fridge, dishwasher and flooring in spacious kitchen plus numerous extras! #26 - 815 Dunsmuir Cres., Ladysmith. 250-245-5050. $247,500.00.



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

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


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3282 River Road. Chemainus estate 4 bdrm, 3 bath, full undeveloped basement home on 5.6 acres. Offered to $598,000. More info at:

BEAUTIFUL PUREBRED English Bulldog pups, 1 spayed female & 1 male left. $1800 each. 250-709-9977

STEEL BUILDING - Huge clearance sale! 20x24 $4,658. 25x28 $5,295. 30x40 $7,790. 32x54 $10,600. 40x58 $14,895. 47x78 $19,838. One end wall included. Pioneer Steel 1-800668-5422.



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WANTED, CLEAN fill. Gibbons rd area. Will pay for trucking. 250-748-7773 or 250-701- 5920.



1969 TD 5 CAT 4 cyl diesel. Runs well. 4 in 1 bucket, exc for your acreage or hobby farm. $3700. (250) 746-9570

FAST FOOD Restaurant for Lease, at 1610 Joan Ave, Crofton 1(323)8236108

DUNCAN, mower, rake & baler, $3200. All in good condition. (250)-748-7266

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:

FREE ITEMS FREE WHITE Fiberglass shower & base+ door. White toilet, both in good condition. (250)246-2770.

FRIENDLY FRANK VIKING FRIDGE (white), 18 cu ft, 15 yrs old, perfect shape, $75 obo. Call (250)715-3045.

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.

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To view call 250-748-3321 LAKE COWICHAN- 2 bdrm suite, pets ok, large yard, parking, on bus route, laundry. $560. (Immed). 250-210-0756. MAPLE Bay 1 bedrm suite w/private entrance, F/S, W/D, hydro & water included. For quiet non smoking tenant. Pet considered. $675/mos + DD. Ref req’d. Avail Aug. 1/12 or before. Call 250-732-2858. NEAR NEW, 2 bedroom, centrally located, 5 appliances, adult orientated building, available June 1, NS/NP. $750.00/m 250-748-9622.





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

$500/MO STARTING- weekly available, many apartment types, furnished, w/common kitchen. All utils, internet included. FREE local calls, No Credit Checks. Call Motel, 250-748-0661, (Duncan).

DUNCAN- 2 bdrm, $850 includes utilities. NS/NP. Avail July 1st. Call Gerry (250)7464144 or (250)715-6218. DUNCAN: 2BDRM condo, 4 appl’s, top floor, Lewis St. Avail Jul. 1st. No partiers, N/S. Refs, $750/mo. (250)715-1076 DUNCAN, 2-bed, 1350 sq ft, 5 appl, 2nd floor, no neighbours. N/P, N/S, hydro inc. $1100/m. (250) 746-9570 DUNCAN- BRIGHT 2 bdrm condo in secure bldg w/elevator, F/S, D/W, W/D. N/S. $875 + utils. Available immed. Call 250-710-0881. DUNCAN, bright 2 bed, 2 bath condo, top floor, 5 appl’s, close to hospital & schools. On bus route. $800. Available now. 250-701-8759 DUNCAN in town, avail July 1st., quiet 2 bdrm apt. 6 appliances, $850-$900. 250-2466626 or 250-746-4016

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KENMORE PORTABLE A/C model 35822, 12,000btu, used 10hrs. New $750, Sell $400. Everything you need to make wine, $75. (250)748-4499.

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DUNCAN: LARGE bright, 2 bdrm condo on Dingwall. F/S, D/W, in suite laundry with storage. 3rd floor, secure entry. Walk to shopping, VIU. $830. Call 250-748-7127.

FOR SALE BY OWNER 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 or 250-745-3387.

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.


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COBBLE HILL- 3534 Hidden Oaks Cres, Sat, June 23, 8am-3pm. Family sale! Houseswares, office, some furniture, purses/bags, games, like new sm kitchen appliances w/original manuals included (bread maker, electric wok, coffee maker) etc. Lots of great stuff, don’t miss out!

DUNCAN, HUGE Multi unit sale! Sun June 24, 10 - 2:30, Westwood Estates, 3025 Cowichan Lake Rd, below hospital. Wide variety of items.

Call 250-748-1304 CENTRAL LOCATION, Bachelor, 1 & 2 bdrms, balcony, F/S, hot water, parking, pet considered, $525$850/mo. Call 250-748-7764. COWICHAN BAY, new detached 1 Bdrm apt, $750/mo incl’s basic TV, wifi & hydro. Some furniture if needed. Ref’s req. (250)748-4396

DUNCAN: HUGE GARAGE SALE, 30 + tables! Something for everyone! Furniture, beading, toys, books, household and much more! Sat, June 23, 9 am-2 pm. Cowichan Exhibition Grounds, 7380 TCH. Hosted by Community Policing Advisory Committee. RCMP with Child Ident on site (children’s fingerprinting with RCMP).

DUNCAN: Our annual multifamily garage sale. Sat, June 23, 9-3. 3194 Gibbins Rd. DUNCAN: Sat Jul 14, 9-?. 1383 Maple Bay Rd. Local gym “NAK MUAY”(Kickboxing & Muay Thai) from Maple Bay are hosting a FUNDRAISER GARAGE SALE in order to send two of our fighters to Thailand for training and competition. If you have any *stuff* that you are willing to donate, please drop it off at 1383 Maple Bay Rd. MULTI-FAMILY. SATURDAY June 23, 8am-2pm. 5955 Indian Rd, close Art Mann Park.

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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. $600 + utils. Call 250-749-4061.

SHAWNIGAN LK Village, 3bdr, 2bath, 1640 sq foot Home for rent. $1400 + utilities. 6 energy star appliances. family room, laundry room, storage, attached shop, large yard. Fireplace, pets welcome. Landscaped yard. New Deck. available NOW. contact: Anna: at 250-929-6187 or email 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.

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 2-BDRM townhouse. Large yard, parking. F/S, W/D hook-up. (Immed). $900-$950. 250-516-8881.

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


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

Call (250) 710-7515 to view SHAUGHNESSY GARDENS 3251 Cowichan Lake Rd.

Clean 1 & 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

COMMERCIAL/INDUSTRIAL AVAILABLE NOW 7000 sq.ft. store front with excellent exposure, overhead doors, ample parking. 250-748-9622 DUNCAN: OFFICE/Retail space available Aug. 1st. 600 sq ft, 2 parking stalls, separate washroom. 121 First St. Call 250-701-7178.

DUPLEXES/4PLEXES CHEMAINUS. 1-BDRM lower level. Private entrance, ocean view. NP/NS. Utils incld. $700. (250)416-0062. DUNCAN, 1/2 duplex near hospital, $1250/m. July 1st. N/P,N/S. (250)748-6665 DUNCAN, Walk to town, Quiet 3 bdrm upper, 1.5 baths, 5 appl’s. Fenced back yard. NS/NP. $1275 incl’s util. Avail July 1st. 250-748-9059 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 FREE RENT. Crofton: Top floor, 2 bdrm, ocean view, balcony, in 4plex. F/S, shared W/D, $650 mo + util’s. (250)246-3773, (250)324-3430 IN TOWN, 2 bdrm duplex, F&S, hydro included $950/mo. No pets. Avail now. 250-701-1937.

MOBILE HOMES & PADS 4 BDRM MOBILE Home at 29-2055 Koksilah Rd. $975 + utils. Pets neg. (Avail July. 1). Call Mel 250-597-0617 CROFTON- 2 bdrms. Newly reno, new appls, F/S, W/D, everthing inside is new. Vaulted ceilings, covered deck. Located in family park. Avail now. $875. Call for appt 250-2461810 or 250-210-1006 cell.

MODULAR HOMES JUNE SPECIAL Brand New 16’ Wide Modular Homes. From $69,000.00

HOMES FOR RENT 2-BDRM RANCHER, large kitchen, living room, full bath, baseboard heat. Large fenced yard, close to schools & corner store. Pet ok, W/D hookup, F&S incl. $985/mo. July 1 250748-4613 or 250-701-8333 9914 WILLOW St- 3 bdrms, 1.5 bath, $1250. Ardent Properties, (250)753-0881. 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 LAKE COWICHAN- 2 bdrm home, close to town, nice yard, deck. NP/NS. Refs req’d. $850 mo + hydro. Avail June. 15th or after. 1-(250)653-4234. MILL BAY 2 bdrm House on scenic acreage. Incls F/S, W/D hookup, small fenced yard NS/NP, $800. 250-743-2187. MILL BAY. 3-bdrm, 1 bath. Quiet road, large yard. N/S. Lease. $1200. (250)361-7440. 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

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: OFFICE space for lease, highway exposure, A/C, ample parking. (250)746-5657 or 250-748-8671 DUNCAN, 1100-sqft Office space. Will finish to suit, $750/m. (250)746-9570 DUNCAN 2500-sqft finished open floor plan, 2nd floor, $1500/m. (250) 746-9570 DUNCAN, downtown 950 sq.ft. ground floor, completely reno’d, office, retail, or consulting. Reception area, 3 offices. Avail now. 604-820-8929 Mill Bay: Approx. 720 sq ft of office/retail. Phone 250-7433881 or 250-748-7266

SHARED ACCOMMODATION DUNCAN, Dog friendly, seeking a single male 55+ to share my home, no bad habits. Ref’s. $550/mo incl’s cable, internet & phone. (250)746-4620 leave message.

SUITES, LOWER BACHELOR SUITE in house on acreage, 15 mins west of Duncan. N/S, quiet. $475./mo inclusive. (250)749-3854. COWICHAN BAYStudio Suite. Available Now. Full kitchen & bath. Cats ok. $425+ hydro. James, 250-888-9834. DUNCAN- 2 bdrm, priv ent, grd level, small yard, close to amenities. Laundry available. $795+ utils. NS/NP, no parties. Call 250-701-3213.

DUNCAN - 1 bdrm. Stonehaven, nr. hosp. Priv. ent. Own laundry. F/S, W/D. Suits a quiet person. N/S, N/D. No parties. Sm. pet cons. $800 month, incl. heat, hydro. Ref. Req. Avail. now. Phone 5977693

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


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Rare honour for Seo as DCS salutes athletes Sportsperson of the year: School awards honour for only the second time in 18 years

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n addition to its traditional athletic awards, Duncan Christian School handed out a rare honour during its 2012 ceremony. DCS athletic director Tom Veenstra named Eric Seo Sportsperson of the Year — a honour that has only been awarded twice since 1994. “(Seo) played as a valuable competitor on nearly every possible DCS team: senior boys’ volleyball, basketball, badminton and ball hockey,” Veenstra said. Seo also played in the Island All-Star basketball game, and has spearheaded a number of events, including a teachers-versus-students hockey game and ball hockey team breakfast. “He was also always available to assist as an excellent of¿cial at all elementary sports tournaments,” Veenstra added. It was also a special year for the senior girls — Jess Wikkerink and Megan Groenendijk were both named Senior Girls Athlete of the Year. “The selection of this year’s Senior Girls Athlete of the Year was a very dif¿cult one,” Veenstra explained. “As a result, there was more than one recipient.”

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Front row left to right: Eric Seo (Sportsperson of the Year), Jess Wikkerink (Senior Female Athlete of the Year), Becky Bazinet (Junior Female Athlete of the Year), Megan Groenendijk (Senior Female Athlete of the Year). Back row: Josh Klassen (Senior Male Athlete of the Year) and Douglas Groenendijk (Junior Male Athlete of the Year). Wikkerink is an MVP of the senior girls’ basketball, volleyball and soccer teams, and was also named most sportsmanlike player on the school’s bowling team. Groenendijk, meanwhile, was selected as MVP of her bowling, volleyball and basketball teams. At the island volleyball championship she was named an Island All-Star and went on to earn Provincial All-Star status — a ¿rst for a DCS senior girl. She was also the Island MVP at the Island Basketball Championship, and is the only DCS athlete to ever be named the school’s Athlete of the Year for ¿ve consecutive years. And Senior Boys Athlete of the

Year honours went to Josh Klassen. Klassen is captain and MVP of both the senior boys’ volleyball and basketball teams, was selected as an Island All-Star at the island senior boys’ volleyball and basketball championships, and this year attained one of his dreams — he helped DCS win its ¿rst-ever Island Basketball Championship, which meant qualifying for the provincial championship. The DCS athletes were recognized during a ceremony at the school on Thursday, June 15. Becky Bazinet was named Junior Girls Athlete of the Year, and Douglas Groenendijk was named Junior Boys Athlete of the Year.

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Hunter & Kyle Wells Hunter and Kyle Wells are twin terrors for the Cowichan Valley Thunder Peewee C lacrosse team. The 12-year-old Grade 6 students at Tansor Elementary School are identical twins, but bring different elements to the game for the team. “I’m the fast one,’’ said Kyle. For Hunter, “the hitting,’’ he said is the focus of his game. Either way, the two combined are a force and helped their team to a bronze medal in the recent Captain Cook tournament. Hunter joined lacrosse first and has 10 seasons of field and box under his belt. Kyle got into the act about a year later, with eight total seasons behind him. Both say they like the box version of lacrosse better. They’re both also pretty versatile, playing all positions — wherever coach Greg Mitchell wants them. Don Bodger



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Dynamics: Club adds 18 medals to their pile during the Campbell River Invitational Krista Siefken

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uncan’s Dynamics gymnastic squad took home 18 medals, including eight golds, during the Campbell River Invitational — the last competition of the season. The June 4 invitational, the team says, is another display of Duncan’s preeminent ranking on the Vancouver Island women’s artistic gymnastics scene. Head coach Olga Matagonova points to the girls’ training regimen and schedule for their success. “The girls will dedicate a good part of their summers to learn their new routines and hone their skills,” she said. “Plus they keep their conditioning throughout the year and we hope they improve their Àexibility.” Chief among the highlights was Rebecca Bailey taking ¿rst as part of a Duncan sweep in the P2 Tyro Floor competition. Joining her on the podium were sisters Trystinna and Julia Ford, who took silver and bronze respectively. The Baileys also took home another three medals between them — Rebecca taking second on the Uneven Bars and Tia taking a bronze on the beam and a silver in the All-Around. And the success in Campbell River was hot on the heels of another strong showing just a few days earlier at the Ogopogo Invitational in Kelowna. That’s where four Duncan gymnasts took home honours: Hayley Baker chief among them. “She scored an impressive ¿rst on the vault, uneven bars and Àoor on her way to taking gold in the P5 Novice division,” a Dynamics press release says. “For her efforts, she was also presented the Ogopogo stuffy dragon as the competition’s outstanding athlete.” And joining Baker on the podium with three other Dynamic athletes: Darby McIntyre (¿rst on Àoor, second on vault);

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Duncan Dynamic gymnast Trystinna Ford works the beam during the recent Ogopogo meet in Kelowna.

Arica Windsor (second on beam and second all-around); and Trystinna Bailey (¿rst on vault). The squad’s last event of the season is its annual Gymfest exhibition at the Island Savings Centre on June 23 from 10 a.m. until noon. The public is invited to attend this display of aerials and choreography set to music. Email duncandynamics@ for more information.

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Matrix upsets Crew for unexpected title

Dramatic win: Late Cronin-Switzer pickoff ends exciting match as upstarts topple undefeated defending champions in title game John McKinley

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Emily Verbruggen of the Matrix, eludes the defence of The Crew’s Heidi Padgen to reel in a touchdown. Some timely defence by the Matrix earned the underdogs the Cowichan women’s football championship.

he Matrix scripted a reality-twisting plot worthy of its Keanu Reeves ¿lm franchise namesake Saturday. And it came complete with the requisite shocking Hollywood ending. The underdog Matrix unexpectedly became the 2012 Cowichan Women’s Football League champions Saturday, upending the heavily favoured Crew 22-19 at McAdam Park. The explosive Crew — undefeat-

ed all season — were within range of the winning score at the buzzer. But an interception by Christine Cronin-Switzer with two plays left sealed the result and a league title for the Matrix. “I am very proud of the girls. It was a huge win,” Matrix coach Dale Carnochan said. “It was a great overall team effort. “They played very hard for four quarters of football against a very good team.” Katrina Wolters, Emily Verbruggen and Marcie Welcher supplied the touchdown scoring for the winners. Interceptions by Wolters and

Caryn Taylor helped key a defensive effort aided by a safety called when a Crew player stepped out of the back of the endzone. The defending champion Crew was missing its regular quarterback Jackie Thibodeau to a lacrosse commitment. The Matrix quali¿ed for the ¿nal in similarly dramatic fashion, a 2726 nailbiter over The Law. The Law went for two points on the game’s ¿nal play for the win, but its gamble came up short. Verbruggen led the way with a pair of touchdown catches, and a third TD off an interception Gloria Locke had the other touchdown.




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Video versions of the Youth Athletes of the Week featured in the News Leader Pictorial are proving to be extremely popular. The first 11 in the series have all garnered more than 100 viewings. Nick Ridenour, left, of Brentwood College rowing leads the way with the

most viewings of his profile at 343. Next is Cal Cup field hockey player Nicole Crowley at 251, figure skater Caitlyn Luckhurst at 234 and swimmer Laura Kissack at 210. Total viewings for the other profiles are: gymnast Hayley Baker (199), gymnast Micaylla Broadway (186),

rugby player Heather Derocher (177), lacrosse player Hunter Hieta (173), hockey player Ben Berard (150) and rower Garret Millar (142). Baseball player Tyler Armstrong’s video profile went online last week and is at 114. Amanda McLean and Randall Barton have just been added.

Coach Crowley comfortable living in Cobble Hill Setting down roots: Former All Black making the most of national rugby opportunity Don Bodger

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hen he’s not gallivanting all over the country or travelling the world, Canada’s national men’s rugby team coach enjoys every moment he can at home in Cobble Hill. “I think it’s a great area,’’ said Kieran Crowley, 50, who uprooted his family from his native New Zealand four years ago to take on a challenging position, and decided to call the valley home. “You haven’t got that far to go and get everything.’’ Crowley is something of a legend in New Zealand, a status that’s reserved for everyone who dons the All Blacks jersey in their lifetime. With ¿ve brothers and a sister in his family, Crowley started chasing a rugby ball around at an early age. He played his ¿rst game as a member of the All Blacks in 1983 and his ¿rst test match followed two years later. Crowley’s claim to fame was leading New Zealand to the World Cup title in 1987 as the starting fullback. He suffered a broken leg in 1988 but managed to stick around until the next World Cup in 1991, and then called it a career after a semi¿nal loss to Australia. “It was time to hang the boots up,’’ said Crowley after 19 caps and 109 points in those international appearances. “It’s much the same as ice hockey is here. You’re in the spotlight all the time. You feel the pressure.’’ Crowley played in the days before professional rugby. “The comradeship and the team environment, it was such a great thing to be a part of it.’’ he said. After his playing career ended, Crowley took a year off from rugby, watching only a couple of games, while he recharged the batteries and decided what else he wanted to do. “It was the best thing I did,’’ he said in retrospect. Crowley got into coaching with the Taranaki provincial side for nine years and served in various other capacities from All Blacks selector to New Zealand Under 19 coach for a couple of years. He saw Canada had an opening for a national coach and Àew over for an interview. “We talked about it as a family,’’ said


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Relaxing on the porch of his Cobble Hill rental home, above, while taking a break from mowing the lawn is a rarity for Kieran Crowley. Right, he’s all intensity at the Rugby World Cup in New Zealand last year. Crowley. “It was a great opportunity, one, for coaching and a lot of experiences for family.’’ He was of¿cially appointed to the post in 2008 and became a famous valley citizen in the process. Crowley and wife Sue’s kids are very active in sports and school, but not rugby so much. Son Jayden, 18, who’s an avid golfer, is graduating from Shawnigan Lake School this month and will be attending Brock University in the fall. Daughters Nicole and Casey are prominent in ¿eld hockey and basketball, leaving the rugby business to dad. “It’s been great,’’ said Crowley. “They’ve done things they never would have done in New Zealand.’’ As for the business of being a rugby coach in a land as vast of Canada, Crowley admits there have been plenty of frustrations.

“It’s a massive challenge, the size, the identi¿cation, the costs — everything is a massive challenge,’’ he conceded. A clean start was required when Crowley took over the program. “It was up to me really,’’ he said. “There’s a few things that were identi¿ed pretty quick. We had a false impression of players playing overseas.’’ Returning to New Zealand for the World Cup in 2011 was an interesting experience. “I thought it was really good because of the exposure it got back home,’’ said Crowley. “I was really pleased how the guys embraced it. “Probably if you looked at it at the start and said ‘You’re going to get a win and a draw,’ you’d probably have said it would be reasonable. “I think (as) a coach you still get butterÀies before the game. If you’ve done your job beforehand, you feel more comfortable.’’



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