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Grads to watch Cowichan Valley Open Learning Cooperative graduates Martina Jemmett and Melissa van Kesteren share a laugh at their graduation ceremony on Thursday, June 21 at the Quw’utsun Cultural and Conference Centre. For more Cowichan Valley grad coverage, turn to page 4. Andrew Leong

Former Cow High principal replaces Äred trustees School District 79: Mike McKay appointed to oversee Cowichan schools after board removed for deficit budget Krista Siefken

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owichan’s nine school trustees have been ¿red and replaced with Mike McKay, superintendent of the Surrey School District and former principal at Cowichan Secondary School. As expected, the B.C. Government removed Cowichan’s nine-member board from their elected posts for submitting an illegal de¿cit budget. “It’s regrettable that the Cowichan Valley board chose to put political advocacy ahead of their obligation to submit a balanced budget,” Education Minister George Abbott said in a statement Sunday morning. “I know (McKay) will be a great asset to the Cowichan Valley in this role and I am very pleased that he has agreed to take on the respon-

sibility.” Former board vice-chair Hannah Seymour said on Monday she was still processing her removal. “I just got my emailed pink slip on Canada Day,” she said, but added she stands behind her decision. The board had voted 5-4 in favour of submitting what it called a “restoration budget,” which totalled almost $3.8-million more than the district is allotted by the education ministry. “It’s unfortunate that Minister Abbott wasn’t prepared to even speak with us about the concerns we had about students in this district — and they’re legitimate concerns around the services we’re able to provide to our students,” Seymour said. “I want to state very clearly that I have no political agenda. It very much is about supporting students,” she added. “I ¿nd comments that suggest this was just a political agenda very, very offensive, and marginalize and minimize the real concerns we had as a community around public education for our children.” The former board’s four-member minority, however, said otherwise.

“These ¿ve people ran on a platform to be ¿red and have accomplished that,” former trustee Amrik Prihar said in a statement Monday. “Good for them and their confused supporters, but it has accomplished absolutely zero for improving how our schools run for our students.” “It bothers me to no end that I cannot be a school trustee anymore,” former trustee Cathy Schmidt told the News Leader Pictorial on Monday. “It bothers me to no end that a political agenda won over kids.” But Schmidt admitted she’s also relieved that the district will be in the hands of McKay now. “I’m glad that we’re no longer the board in control of kids’ futures,” she said. “Quite frankly I don’t believe the table should be so politically charged. We weren’t functioning as a board of nine. It was a board of ¿ve, with four token trustees sitting there.” It’s still unclear how long McKay will serve as of¿cial trustee of Cowichan, but the ministry has con¿rmed it will not exceed November 2014, when the next civic election is scheduled, and he’ll be conducting district business, such as board meetings, in public. McKay will be paid a

daily rate, to be invoiced to School District 79, up to $50,000 annually. “I think he was a great choice,” Schmidt said. “He’s a huge leader in education and he did great things in the Cowichan Valley when he was principal at Cowichan secondary. I think he’s a great ¿t and will get the district refocused — and make it a positive place for education again.” The former board’s ¿ve-trustee majority, however, are not likely to go without a ¿ght. They’ve obtained a legal opinion that suggests they could challenge their removal in court. “Faced with conÀicting obligations, the trustees in this case can chose to privilege their obligation to improve student achievement over their obligation to provide a balanced budget,” writes lawyer Joanna Gislason in the opinion. “There is no legal certainty that this decision would be found by a court to justify their removal.” A press release from School District 79 last week notes that “individual trustees will now proceed to follow up this opinion with action.” Former board chairwoman Eden Haythornthwaite said that could mean paying for the legal expenses out-of-pocket, but noted “we’ve had some offers of assistance for this.”

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James Charles Allen Smith, left, pleaded guilty to two charges in the Western Communities Courthouse on Thursday (June 28) related to last year’s fuel truck crash outside Goldstream Park. Smith pleaded guilty to one regulatory charge under the Fisheries Act for depositing gasoline and diesel into water


frequented by fish. On his criminal charges, Smith pleaded guilty to dangerous operation of a motor vehicle. Smith was originally charged with four other counts (two criminal, two environmental) which will be stayed following sentencing. Neither Smith nor his lawyer, Dale

Marshall, would comment outside the courthouse, with Marshall saying he will wait until sentencing, likely in September, before making a statement. Marshall did say that Smith is “struggling” with the charges. The case is due back in court on Aug. 28 for a pre-sentencing report.

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‘Occupy North Cowichan’ rises and falls with a single tent for about $150,000 each on Chemainus’ Creegan Drive. Getting the municipality’s issue list of complex concerns took from May 8 to Friday, June 29. “I’ll ¿x whatever it is,” she said. “We’re losing deals. “It’s all good to go; they (lots) just need to be signed off by the municipality. I’ve been stuck in the mud since May. Why do we have to denigrate ourselves just to pay more taxes?” That’s also what Councillor John Koury wondered when visiting Moskalyk’s camp site. “This is a microcosm of a larger problems,” he said of North Cowichan’s seemingly sluggish processes other developers have complained about in recent years. Sustainable-development fan Koury explained council and staff appear too bent on solving environmental and social issues while developers wait for yes-or-no answers about proposed projects. “We’re getting a bad rep for business in North Cowichan,” he said, aiming to bring development foot-dragging to council for debate. Senior staff were unavailable to comment. “Hopefully other developers aren’t too intimidated to let their views be known on these issues,” Koury said, applauding Moskalyk’s stand. She was initially shy to vent her views in case staff retaliated with other delays. “C’mon guys, get your ¿nger out,” the Scotland native said of her claim about the municipality’s molasses-level speed.

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ovehill House developer Marguerite Moskalyk turned squeaky wheel Friday by pitching a tent outside the municipal hall and demanding a list of concerns North Cowichan staff had about her six-lot project. Those concerns had to be signed off by staff before her lot sales could be completed. She got the bureaucratic grease when clerk Mark Ruttan delivered that list of legal issues — spanning plan registration, easements, covenants and more — from planning director Scott Mack. Mack was unavailable to comment as he was getting ready to leave on vacation, so it’s still unclear what caused the delay. However, his letter to Moskalyk says he would be working, via email, to address her concerns being handled by her lawyer. A sign-off date was still pending. Moskalyk couldn’t fathom why it took so long for Mack and staff to give her the list of issues as some of her lot sales collapsed. “Funny how you have to put a tent up to get an answer,” she said on the hall’s lawn, where she’d

Developer Marguerite Moskalyk staged a one-woman protest at North Cowichan’s municipal hall on Friday. vowed not to leave until getting staff answers. “I got what I wanted,” she said late Friday afternoon after folding her little tent.

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Police made three arrests Sunday afternoon after inspecting the trunk of a car behind Duncan’s White Spot. Two of the men arrested, including the one pictured, were later released without charges.

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Duncan man faces three charges after police searched the car he was driving Canada Day afternoon in Duncan. “We call it a trisector,” Staff Sgt. Jack MacNeill said of the one-stop trio of charges recommended against the 24-year-old. The suspect was driving a red Chevrolet Malibu before it was stopped and searched behind the White Spot restaurant. Charges recommended by police include impaired driving, possession of stolen property and driving without a licence. “Technically, the person’s not been charged yet as the

information’s not been sworn yet,” MacNeill said. Mounties also found a small quantity of marijuana during the search, but no drug charges were recommended. The arrested suspect was released on a promise to appear in Duncan court on Aug. 14. “The male who was arrested is also before the courts on other theft-related charges,” MacNeill noted. The car was stopped — and back-up called — after the cops noticed its licence plate was listed on the Canadian police computer system, and police believed the car could have been carrying suspected criminals. The Malibu was registered to another person, MacNeill explained. Two other males, both known to police, were also arrested at the scene but later released. The vehicle search involved several Mounties, plus an RCMP dog-squad member.

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Presenting Cowichan Grads to Watch Clockwise from left: Shawnigan Lake School graduates Elizabeth Adams and Emily Alexander lead the Class of 2012 during Closing Day Ceremonies on June 23; Cowichan Secondary graduates Tanner Dobson and David Kueber share a moment viewing their class photo June 28; Duncan Christian graduates Brandon Chang and Alissa Lennox perform Green Day’s Good Riddance (Time of Your


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Life) June 28; Brentwood College School’s Head Prefect Ian MacDonald addresses his class June 23; Queen Margaret’s School Head Girl Emilie Carpentier accepts her diploma June 15; Chemainus graduates Nat Almond, Kyle Hughes, and Austin Prosser get their photo taken June 15; Frances Kelsey grad Curtis Life delivers the valedictory address June 26. — photos by Andrew Leong

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Diverse grads make judging tough for 35 district scholarships Grads to Watch: Valley students prepare elaborate presentations for chance to earn $1,000 scholarship Krista Siefken

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ou can’t bribe the judges with cash for a district scholarship, but Chemainus Secondary graduate Dylan Taylor may have found a more effective means of tipping the odds

in his favour. “I’m going to make quesadillas for the judges,” he says as he sets up his table of tortillas, cheese and other ingredients. Every year in Cowichan, Grade 12 students such as Taylor come up with elaborate presentations highlighting their accomplishments as they vie for one of about 30 scholarships from School District 79.

Each scholarship is worth $1,000. “We look at how their presentations support their goals for post-secondary education, and we look at the work they’ve done in those areas in the classroom,” explains Cathy Schmidt, who was among the judges at Chemainus Secondary School at the end of May. “This is not an academic scholarship. This is applied skills, second languages, ¿ne arts and sports. So we look at the classes they’ve taken to support those four things, and look at the whole package to see how it supports what the students want to do.” Jennifer Stanley was a likely candidate, highlighting her artistic abilities and her graphic design studies that start at Vancouver Island University in September. The comic book fanatic had plenty of drawings and even a clay model of Super Mario Bros. sidekick, Toad, to show off for the judges. Schmidt said the students’ diverse talents make it tough to choose just 35 for a scholarship. “The quality of the presentations is unbeliev-

able at every school,” she said. “It’s beyond tough, and the kids this year were really well prepared.”

District scholarship winners Jeremy Bayley, Chemainus Haley Lackie, Chemainus Daniella Loscerbo, Chemainus Sophie Cutt, Cowichan Ilia Fernandez, Cowichan Aaron Fisher, Cowichan Nicole Hartley, Cowichan Lauren James, Cowichan Alexandra Kellar, Cowichan Mitchell Knippelberg, Cowichan Kieran Lauridsen, Cowichan Angelina Rice-Louis, Cowichan Krista Schmidt, Cowichan Christina Scholten, Cowichan Nikole Simons, Cowichan

“Although it’s a lot of stress, at times,” added Taylor of the presentation process, “it’s a good way of doing it.” Patrick Warren, Cowichan Colby Marshall, CVOLC Breanna Mawson, CVOLC Holly Robins, CVOLC Devon Sernoski, CVOLC Jacob Slipp, CVOLC Serafina Appel, Frances Kelsey Leigh Borrett, Frances Kelsey Emily Christensen, Frances Kelsey Emily Collis, Frances Kelsey Lillian Currie, Frances Kelsey Danica Entzminger, Frances Kelsey Colin Knight, Frances Kelsey Talietha Massey, Frances Kelsey Katiemarie Olfert, Frances Kelsey Megan Wright, Frances Kelsey Timothy Carlow, Lake Cowichan Jordan Fraser, Lake Cowichan


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Mariah Mohat Frances Kelsey Krista Siefken

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ou could call Mariah Mohat a model student. You could also call her a model. Because when it comes to this Frances Kelsey graduate, both statements are accurate. Mohat graduated early — and with top marks — in January so that she could take a three-month modelling contract in Shanghai in February. It’s an even more impressive accomplishment when you consider she spent close to two years recovering from a pair of car crashes. “They happened a month apart — we were rear-ended in the ¿rst one, and then in the second we were hit straight-on by someone who was in the wrong lane,” she explained. “I twisted the bottom of my spine, and my hips were out of place, and my muscles were torn away from my ribcage.” So Mohat took a break from modelling, was put into a back brace and paraded through a series of physiotherapists, chiropractors, massage therapists and a kinesiologist. “With all the in-and-outs of doctor of¿ces, I was really behind in school,”

❖ FAMILY LAW ❖ REAL ESTATE she said. “I had to regain the strength to not only catch up, but ¿nish early so I could (model).” For Mohat, the experience modelling overseas was well worth the effort in getting there, and she’s already planning her next contracts in Japan or Korea for September. And that work will hopefully f ll lead l d into i her h other h career ambitions. “I really want to get into acting or ¿lm production and directing, so I’m going to take a few years to travel and work my way into acting through modelling, with the connections I make,” she explained. She’s already done work in background and picture stand-in on movie sets, and prefers editorial shoots over commercial ones because they require a kind of acting from the model. “In a few years, I’ll reevaluate where I’m at and see if I want to go to school (for ¿lm),” she added, “or if I’ve met enough contacts to just make my way into it.”

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Brittany Mayo Queen Margaret’s

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he feels the need. The need for speed. Brittany Mayo has dreamed of being a military ¿ghter pilot since she was 10 years old, after watching Tom Cruise’s character Maverick on the char movie mov Top Gun. “I want to be like Maverick,” ick, Mayo said. “I have a huge passion for planes and Àying. I mean, what’s not cool about airplanes?” Mayo has proven she can do anything she sets her mind to with her academic, athletic and charitable achievements. Her classmates elected her prefect in her senior year. She made the Honour Roll. She was named QMS Senior Basketball MVP and Senior Athlete of the Year.

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Aaron Cowichan Fisher Krista Siefken

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aron Fisher is just 17 years old, yet he’s already started his career as an auto mechanic. He travelled a unique path to his accomplishments, attending Cowichan Secondary School for his Ace IT automotive studies, and the Cowichan Valley Open Learning Co-op for his academics. And all this on top of more than three years’ experience working at an auto shop in Cobble Hill. “After my father passed away in 2008, I was having a rough year at George Bonner (Middle School) — I was getting into trouble — so the vice-principal Mr. (Ted) Zinkan got me a volunteer job at Hi-Point Auto,” Fisher says. “I volunteered there for half a year and then got a job out of it.”

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Fisher and his dad, Dan, had always worked on cars and bikes together, and the experience at HiPoint compounded his passion for mechanical work. Then he started the automotive Ace IT program, which concludes in about seven weeks when Fisher walks away with his ¿rst-year automotive apprenticeship. He laughs when he talks about his own vehicle, though. “I drive one of the worst ones out there — a cheap, 1995 Geo Metro.” Fisher’s hoping to save cash to ¿x his motorbike so he can get back into bike trials — another hobby he and his dad shared — but he’s also a rugby and soccer player, too. Fisher gives big credit to Hi-Point owners Rod and Karen Ketola for his automotive success, which recently included winning ¿rst place at the regional Skills Canada competition. “I’d like to thank them for giving


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eeny Park has undeniable skills in mathematics — her 99% Math 12 mark proves that — but everything she sees s is through the eyes of an artist. “A “Anything can be art,” says the 18-year-old Queen Mar Margaret’s School grad who was born in Korea. “I feel like everything I do is a piec piece of art.” That’s why she’s studying graphic design att N New Y York’s k’ FFashion Institute of Technology in September. Strangely enough, she picked the only school that didn’t offer to pay her way — the other schools she’d been considering offered a total of $131,600 in scholarships.

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me the opportunity and the chance to start my life, because without them I wouldn’t be anywhere,” Fisher says, also praising his mom, Sonia Latter, and teachers like Ryan Gough and Jeff Baker, for their encouragement and support. Because Fisher’s already 3 1/2 years into his career, and has no plans of leaving it. “I’ll be sticking with this,” he says, “for as long as I can.”

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But Park wants to learn from the experts in New York. “I like that a work of art can pursue any person,” she said. “It can really touch people’s hearts, and can inÀuence them.” She’s a talented drawer, but also loves making three-dimensional creations and perfecting her craft on computers. Park is also a skilled musician: she’s a member of her school’s band and choir, playing percussion — preferably bells and timpani — as well as piano. But at her school, she’s known primarily for her artistic talents, and her positive attitude. And as part of her AP Art 12 class, she was invited to take part in an eco-art workshop with Claudia Lorenz, and one of her creations was selected for a Lorenz exhibit in Montreal this past May. “When I was young, in Korea, I just loved drawing,” Park said. “As I got older, I started to really think about it as my job, or career. As a future.”

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Who says school system is failing our students? Grads to Watch: These kids show us the strength and success of our education system


oday’s edition of the News Leader Pictorial is an annual favourite in our newsroom. What’s not to enjoy about connecting with inspiring graduates from across the Cowichan Valley? And this year’s crop of Grade 12s pro¿led for our Grads to Watch coverage particularly show how our school system, both public and private, serves students in whatever way they need it to. Some students excel under traditional methods. Others need something a little more tailored to their learning styles, or It’s a good speci¿c talents. And for these dozen graduates, our year for education system delivered. education in So we can’t help but note the irony apparent in today’s newspaper, which Cowichan of course also covers the ¿ring of our publicly elected school board. The majority of our former nine-member board voted for an illegal de¿cit budget because, they say, cuts to programs and services have been detrimental to student success, and they refused to be party to it. Well, we agree that a full complement of teacher-librarians, counsellors and special education assistants would be bene¿cial to students. Improvements can always be made. But comments that suggest our education system is falling down around us, failing students and stymying their success, are false. There are truly remarkable things happening in education here in Cowichan right now. Dedicated staff, new applications of technology, and innovative ideas are creating success stories in droves. Our students are blooming. To suggest otherwise is an insult to their accomplishments, and to the educators who make it happen. Congratulations, graduates of 2012, on your many successes.

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

This we like Chemainus developer Marguerite Moskalyk staged a peaceful-buteffective tent protest Friday on North Cowichan municipal hall’s front lawn, and promptly got documents she wanted from staff. We salute folks who protest in a non-disruptive way for important issues. We also like how Councillor John Koury aims to raise ongoing issues of sluggish development processes with council.

North Cowichan responded promptly to a protest Friday.

Canada Day seemed to be a holiday for most local businesses that were closed. While we cheer everyone celebrating Canada’s birthday, we question the wisdom of some businesses, such as local restaurants, closing July 1 when customers had the day off and time to eat out. Businesses must cater to customers’ needs, not their own, or they can’t cry about tough times when profitable opportunities are missed.

Poverty deÄnition twisted for political purposes Tom Fletcher Black Press


ou probably didn’t hear this on TV. The percentage of Canadians deemed “low income” went down slightly in 2010, according to the latest Statistics Canada analysis. This news was delivered in the annual Income of Canadians report last week. The share of people who fall below the federal low income cutoff line went from 9.5 per cent to 9.0. The CBC couldn’t bring itself to admit any actual improvement, reporting on its website that the number of people with “low income” was about three million, “virtually unchanged from 2009.” Other media outlets followed the unwritten rule that nothing remotely positive must be presented as news, particularly if it reÀects positively on a right-wing government. (Plus they had the Montreal body-parts case to update each day.) This information likely won’t have any effect on

the political discussion about “poverty” in B.C. The LICO survey will continue to be used as a measure of absolute poverty, despite the fact that it isn’t. It’s a relative measure that will always designate the same share of people at the low-end of the scale. B.C. Stats, the provincial equivalent of the federal agency, explained this problem in a special report last year. “To illustrate,” the report said, “take a hypothetical future Canada where every citizen earns no less than $100,000 (and assume there has not been rampant inÀation in the meantime) and millionaires are common. “In that kind of Canada, those at the low end of the income scale (that is, those earning ‘merely’ $100,000) would be considered poor if LICOs were used as a measure of poverty.” Math aside, that’s the alleged “poverty line” routinely cited by the usual media authorities, like B.C. Federation of Labour president Jim Sinclair. Sinclair campaigned for years to get the B.C. government to raise the minimum wage from $8


to $10 an hour. They did, in three increments, and on May 1 it increased to $10.25 an hour. As soon as the series of three increases was announced last November, Sinclair called a news conference to announce it’s not enough. To get to the LICO level, the minimum wage should be $11.50 an hour, Sinclair said. Of course, if B.C. businesses ponied up for that, the goalposts would shift again and the same proportion of “poverty” would magically still exist. The B.C. NDP government-in-waiting continues to demand an “action plan” on poverty, with annual goals. All the progressive provinces have one, which I guess is why poverty is all but eradicated in enlightened places like Manitoba. There are signs of the reality behind this political smokescreen. Here’s one. For what may be the ¿rst time in history, we now have a North American society where one of the most reliable indicators of poverty is obesity. This often gets explained away with a popular theory that poor people are somehow forced to eat

fast food and drink pop because they can’t afford healthy food. People who advance this theory presumably don’t do much grocery shopping. There are plenty of processed, sugary, fat-laden choices at the supermarket too. But there is also whole wheat bread, rice and fresh or frozen vegetables that are as cheap as anywhere in the world. Given basic cooking skills and some effort, it’s easy to demonstrate which diet is cheaper as well as healthier. Which diet you choose isn’t a function of money, but rather one of education and self-discipline. There is genuine poverty in our society. One thing needed is a useful way to de¿ne it. Tom Fletcher is the legislative reporter for Black Press. Reach him at tÀ

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We need to take another look at Chemainus library site

Dear editor I attended a recent meeting of the Chemainus Advisory Committee at which these items were discussed: 1. In September a ‘town hall style’ meeting will be held in Chemainus to provide information on the nature, scope and process of building the new library. The site location will not be on the agenda. 2. North Cowichan council will commission consultants to provide a comprehensive report on downtown parking in Chemainus because the proposed location of the new library is in the main parking lot. 3. Input is needed on what facilities are needed at the old ¿re hall site. Most residents I talk to about the library are against the parking lot site and would like to see it at the old ¿re hall. I believe the advisory committee, perhaps inadvertently, has not done an adequate job of assessing the wishes of the residents. A new assessment needs to be done with more input to ensure that the majority’s wish is accepted. Although the main parking lot is an unattractive swath of asphalt, it is surrounded by some very attractive features. It is the focal point of many community events. The whole area could be inexpensively beauti¿ed by the addition of some trees, planters and benches to make it more people friendly. If this is done we would lose only a few parking spaces. The parking lot is a potential gem which should be preserved and not carved up by putting a building on it. We need better consultation on the new library site. Trevor Prince

In my opinion: Time to get engaged


ince becoming an elected North Cowichan councillor, I’ve discovered ¿rst hand the truth of Freeman Teague Jr.’s quote, “nothing is so simple that it cannot be misunderstood.” Clear, effective communication is a real challenge between a local government and citizens. Misinformation abounds and sadly people make decisions based on it. Our readers voted 89% against putting this Emily Carr monument in Chemainus’ Waterwheel Park. It is a real challenge to engage people. We are all on the every-day marathon rollback. In what world is a 30 per cent wage Duncan residents have endured staggering of life. The many issues and tax increases during the past several years and duties we deal with and the Kate Marsh: increase moderate? constant barrage of informa- keep in touch it’s inconceivable Duncan city council would Dear editor tion coming at us is always award themselves this large wage increase It’s comforting to know at least one member while many families struggle to put food on the competing for our attention. of Duncan council had the integrity to vote Many folks don’t think much about local issues table and business owners ¿ght for survival. “no” on the hefty wage increase the rest of the until they affect them directly — like at tax time! Mark Williams councillors feel they are entitled to. Martin It’s so important for residents to be in the know Barker was the only member of council to vote Duncan about their communities. Chemainus against the recent wage increase. The others, “Effective communication only happens if the including the completely new and inexperiTrustees turning school district into receiver understands the exact information or idea Monument would make Chemainus enced, decided somehow their contributions to that the sender intended to transmit.” — Mistry, agenda-driven circus our fair city entitled them to a nice fat 30 per Jaggers, Lodge, Alton, Mericle, Frush, Meliones, an easy target Dear editor cent wage increase during the next ¿ve years. 2008. Dear editor I’m so sorry some have turned your school Perhaps they could publish a list of all the fabuYet effective communication is critical to the If Karl Schutz thinks the proposed Emily district into an adult circus to advance their lous things they’ve done for our city so far, just healthy functioning of a community. How can Carr monument is art, then he shouldn’t be own agendas ahead of the best interests of so I can feel comfortable forking that over. local government communicate more effectively? let anywhere near a project that involves art. students. So sad your students will lose the I’m all for paying someone what they’re North Cowichan is looking at improving comPlease dear Chemainiacs, don’t saddle yourdemocratically elected voice of wise decisionworth. It’s just that highly inexperienced ¿rstmunication. selves with this thing. Speaking as the cartoonyear or for that matter second-year councillors, makers. And the $40,000 saved by withdrawCouncil meets regularly on the ¿rst and third ist for the Chemainus Valley Courier, you will ing from the BCSTA would effectively cut do not, in my opinion deserve a 30 percent Wednesdays at 3 p.m. and on the second and be the butt of jokes into the next millenium, them off from the collective wisdom in addiwage increase during the next ¿ve years, espefourth Tuesdays at 6 p.m. and not just from me. I’ve got a few lined tion to a multitude of services and opportunicially in a struggling economy. Near the beginning of each meeting the public up for the next few months already. Maybe I ties. Obviously the ¿ ve in the majority place Rookie council member Michelle Staples is given the opportunity to give input on any should thank Mr. Schutz. no value in becoming better at serving their stuoffered the following statements: “It seems like Elly Mossman dents. I’m just sorry that those who take it very agenda item. And at the end of each meeting the we’re giving ourselves something” and “We Chemainus seriously are being dragged into this. I hope the public can ask questions. tried to keep it as moderate as possible.” In You can ¿nd the latest happenings on North appointed trustee will pull together leaders in what world is a 30 percent wage increase over w Cowichan’s homepage, Staff the community who are willing to work within ¿ve years moderate? And yes, you are giving members regularly post updated information on the district budget. yyourselves something. While all of the councileverything from road closures to the developing Connie Denesiuk, Summerland llors bemoaned the dif¿culty of their decision, North Cowichan Climate Action and Energy Plan. nnone save Barker were prepared to give up the comments submitted online at “Would you support putting the proposed Emily Carr Admittedly, it’s not the most user-friendly or Monument at Waterwheel Park?” eeasy cash. They justi¿ed their decision by sayÀashy website, but for an in-house site it is amazYou answered: (84 votes) iing they were on the bottom of the wage scale. More letters online ingly comprehensive and regularly updated. Staff It should be noted however, in 2011 Port does an amazing job at attempting to communicate 89 per cent NO Alberni city council with wages very close A Also, read fresh stories every day and share and plans are underway for site improvements. tto Duncan city council, voted unanimously your thoughts immediately through the comTo vote on the next Question of the Week, log onto the Our job as residents is to visit the site and take aagainst a wage increase, and in 2012 The Town ments function. web poll at advantage of its expanding options. oof Lantzville voted unanimously for a wage at North Cowichan has Facebook and Twitter accounts and you can sign up to be noti¿ed via email on various speci¿c topics. 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lissa Lennox will combine her emerging talents in three disciplines when she attends the Canadian College of Performing Arts in Victoria this fall. Duncan Christian School grad, Lennox, 17, possesses vocal, dance and acting skills and will be honing each one at college. “The past couple of years I’ve focused more on singing,’’ said Lennox. “I’ve danced my whole life, too.’’ The acting portion of her repertoire basically started to develop from two DCS plays. She played Alice in Seven Brides For Seven Brothers and enjoyed a more challenging role as the stepmother in Cinderella. “Someone asked me to be involved in the school play,’’ Lennox said of her debut in Seven Brides For Seven Brothers. She’s glad she decided to take up the challenge. Singing has been a bigger part of Lennox’s life, beginning when she was young. “I’ve been singing since I was ve,’’ Lennox said. “It’s just been the past couple of years I’ve really got into it.’’ She entered the Cowichan Music Festival once when she was younger and picked up on it again the last two years. “I got to go to provincials this year for the music festival,’’ Lennox said. “It was really neat,’’ she said of the event, held in Nanaimo. “There’s so many talented people. Everyone is so good at that level.’’ Lennox also branched out as a soloist for two

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performances with the Cowichan Consort. “We found out about it and I went and auditioned,’’ she said. Vocal talents are one thing, but Lennox discovered curbing the nerves ves with the spotlight shining directly on her was quite another. “For a while I was quite nervous,’’ she said. “I’ve kind of gotten over it. it’s something I enjoy doing. The nerves go away after a couple of times performing.’’ All types of performing have done wonders for Lennox’s condence. “I’ve really grown as a person from doing the plays and the singing,’’ she said. “I’ve had to step outside my comfort zone.’’ Lennox has attended school in the DCS system since kindergarten and admits she’ll miss it. “I think it’s a really good school,’’ she said. “The teachers are really supportive. They really support you in everything you’re going through. “The good thing about being at a small school, you can build really close relationships with people.’’

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t’s a bit of an understatement when Johnny Brynelsen says, “I just love the water.” The Shawnigan Lake School graduate from the Sunshine Coast has a life-shaping passion for the ocean, one that spans his hobbies to his career aspirations. “I’ve never owned a car, but I’ve always owned a boat. I go to my job on a boat. My rst job was working on a water taxi,” he says. “A lot of what I want to do comes from always being in the water, and around the ocean.” Brynelsen, 18, is taking rst-year math and physics classes at the University of

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isney? Apple? Microsoft? Google? Who knows where Chemainus Secondary student Jeremy Bayley could land work after studying at the Visual College of Art and Design of Vancouver starting this fall. That’s where Bayley, 18, will take 18 straight months of 3-D modelling and animation, spanning courses in Photoshop, photography, computer puter programming and more. But Kelowna-born Bayley sounds as if he’s ready to immerse himself into what he loves doing. “I spent a month making a (computer) model of an oil re¿nery, because it’s interesting — the pipes are cool,” the soft-spoken student said. That’s not all Bayley thinks is interesting. “I’d like to maybe do computer games and movies,” he said, citing the hit Àick The Matrix as a favourite “because it’s a sweet movie.” “Advertising and product design is pretty common for people who do this too — advertising is de¿nitely where the money is.” But he found funding for education in B.C. is lacking after he moved to Cowichan from Edmonton during the middle of Grade 9. “ In public schools there are lots of students so the funding’s split up.” Still, Bayley — who studied tae kwon do for ¿ve years — enjoyed his years at Chemainus high. “I took a few classes that technically didn’t exist, but they allowed me to do it.”

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His teachers also allowed Bayley to build a cancrushing machine. “Most people were making things with coat hooks, but I did a prototype of an industrial machine that works, and it’s still at the school. “Over the years I’ve had lots of ideas for things I’ve designed. I keep them on paper.” Inspired by his father, Mark, Bayley may make some of his ideas a reality one day. “My dad does computer programming as a hobby, and mechanical engineering. When I was younger, we’d make robots. “Dad’s a real inventor and may pursue more of that. I do it all digitally. I’m on the arts side, he’s on the technical side.” Meanwhile, Bayley’s already thinking beyond college studies. “I’d like to learn Mandarin so I can go to China.” He advised Grade 9 students at Chemainus High to pursue subjects that interest them. “Government laid-out classes are very generic — but if there’s something you want to learn, you have to tell your teachers.”


rains and band went hand in hand in Evan Matthews’ highschool world. The drum teacher and player — formerly with the valley’s DDT Drumline — aced science and social subjects at Chemainus secondary, applauding inspiration from various teachers. “My marks in physics (98%) and English (97%) were a direct reÀection of my teachers. Physics teacher (Dennis Nadon) is an awesome guy to be around, and he makes you want to do well,” he said, also citing English instruction from Barb Stoochinoff. The Chemainus homeboy’s broad academic acumen, and social awareness, propelled him into the University of Western Ontario’s bachelor of arts’ media information and techno-culture program. “It’s also hooked into Fanshawe College’s diploma journalism program. “Being a reporter would be kind of cool,” said Matthews, 17. “I’ll go to university and see what happens; I’ll keep the doors open.” The hockey forward — who urged

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olleyball, dance and commerce may seem an unusual mix. But the combination has been the normal course of life’s pursuits for Brentwood College grad Tessa Michaels. Michaels, 17, is graduating a year

early, having skipped Grade 5. Her volleyball prowess and high aacademic standard has netted a half-ride scholarship to Sai Saint Mary’s University in Ha Halifax where she’ll join sister Shelby on the volleyball team and enter the commerce program. progr She ¿nished her fourth year on the th Brentwood College senior senio girls’ volleyball team as captain and credits coach ca Jill F Fougner for pushing her to reach maximum potential. max “The one thing she’s done for me is she emphasizes working hard,’’ said Michaels. “Our practices are always really tough.’’ The Saint Mary’s volleyball team placed sixth in the nationals, with Shelby Michaels and other Brentwood grads Liz Cosulich and Tessa Felix on the roster. Tessa Michaels will keep the Brentwood connection going, but knows she might

SD79 trustees to buy his school new Àoorhockey sticks — won’t close his musical options either. “I’m into all sorts of music,” the Beatles, Red Hot Chili Peppers, and White Stripes’ fan said, citing studio-stickman Steve Jordan as his hero. “I played trombone in the jazz and concert bands, and I hope to keep drumming. “Music’s a nice way to get the ants out of your pants.” His mound of advice for students was small. “I tried my best not to care what anyone else thought,” he said. “The best way to enjoy high school is to stay involved. Find what you’re interested in and go head over heels into that.”

have to bide her time to make an impact. “I’m really excited to play with a higher level and to train with them especially,’’ she said. Michaels was also an outstanding soccer player at Brentwood but will have to give up the sport to concentrate on volleyball. She led the Brentwood soccer team in scoring that included two hat tricks during the season. Michaels’ understanding of volleyball’s mechanics and concepts is her strength. Michaels also has a knack for academics that comes naturally, but she worked even harder this year and pushed her grades into the 91 per cent range. Her favourite subject is ¿nancial accounting. She plans to select a specialty after her ¿rst year of commerce courses at Saint Mary’s. Spanish and anthropology are electives she’s decided to take.

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n Grade 9, Kevin Hilton baked his way into the Culinary Arts program at Frances Kelsey Secondary School. “I got into the kitchen a year early by sucking up to the teachers,” Hilton said with a big smile. Hilton feels his best in the kitchen. “When I put on my white jacket, I feel professional. It’s empowering cooking for people.

Most of the time they like my food — the odd person doesn’t,” he laughed. Hilton said he owes his passion for baking and cooking to his grandma. “I still remember going to her house and smelling the freshly baked bread, and I watched her cook. That’s what got me going in that direction.” And he is grateful to retired teaching chef Helen Butcher for the three years she worked with him at FKSS. “She was really strict, a no-fool-around type, who taught me everything I know about cooking.” Hilton’s four years in the FKSS program helped him achieve his ¿rst full year of study toward the esteemed Red Seal certi¿cation, the Canadian standard in skilled trades. This August, Hilton will continue to work toward the certi¿cate in the culinary program at Vancouver Island University. “I’ve always loved baking and cooking, but I didn’t know I would make a career out of it,” Hilton said. His dreams don’t end there. Like his hero, Julia Child, he has Parisian dreams and plans to attend Le Cordon Bleu International cooking school.



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Some teens are Som skille skilled athletes. Others are talented Othe artists. artist Cody Co Swain is both. both The Th 17-year-old Cowichan Cow Secondary ond School graduate plays grad competitive fastball — and was even namedd among th the ttop-17 17 players in the province recently — while starring in theatre




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productions such as Cow High’s spring show, Willy Wonka. “My dad is the sports person and my mom is the arts person, so I have both sides, and both are a part of my life,” says Swain. “I’d rather have two (passions) than one. It gets me out there more, and gives me more experiences.” Experience will abound when Swain heads to Vancouver in the fall to study musical theatre at Capilano University. “I like to escape my regular life and be a different character,” he says. “I like making other people laugh — that’s enjoyable for me.” That give-back nature is perhaps inspired by Swain’s family and its long-standing presence

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in the community via the Cody Classic. Swain had been just four years old when he was diagnosed with a rare form of cancer. The Cody Classic fundraising slo-pitch tournament was established to raise funds for the Swains to travel between Duncan and Vancouver’s B.C. Children’s Hospital. And when Swain kicked cancer the Classic continued — and now supports other families who are in similar situations. “That experience shaped me,” Swain says. “And de¿nitely being involved with the Canadian Cancer Society has shaped who I am. “I don’t see myself as the cancer patient,

because I was really young, but it’s in my history and I want to help people because it was a big part of my life.” He spent nine summers at Camp Goodtimes — the kids’ camps for children battling cancer — and that’s all been on top of his after-school work — as an assistant in a local lawyers’ of¿ce — and doing well in class. For Swain, it’s all about balance. “I put all my effort in, but I didn’t work endless hours. I made sure I had fun throughout high school — you’re young once,” he says. “I had fun, I did my best, and I’m happy with where I’m going.”

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y the way, did you hear: • Larry Woodruff wrote to rave about the basic computer course at The Cowichan Adult Learning Centre. He called it “the most informative and enjoyable learning experience in my life” and gave special praise to staff members Dave Bellis and Jas Doman. • Kudos to a team of Cowichanians who participated in the Safeway Fathers’ Day Walk/Run 8K for Prostate Cancer in Victoria at Royal Roads University on Sunday morning. Store manager Derick Sheers was joined by Jane Sheers, Parker Sheers, Sarah George, Jenn George, Josiah George, Dan Faithfull and Rob George. • Anyone out there interested in giving a hand to Darcy Kulai? The Cobble Hill resident is taking part in this year’s MS Bike Tour and is looking for donations. Visit for more information. • Thanks to vice-principal Mike Martin we can share the major year-end award winners at Chemainus Secondary School this year: Dylan Taylor (citizenship), Austin Prosser (most improved), Daniella Loscerbo (service), Krista Doumont (outstanding effort) and Haley Lackie (school spirit and the principal’s award). • Mary Ann Watson tells us more than 50 farmers, all of them women older than 65 from

Name: Kimberly Saunders Occupation: shop owner, Out of the Blue, interior stylist, home stager Age: 50 Hometown: Cowichan If you get a chance go see: The Iron Lady — I love Meryl Streep and women who make a difference Right now I am reading: The Help, and Style at Home I’m listening to: Be Good Tanyas At least once everyone should: go whale watching in Cowichan Bay, then visit my shop Most people don’t know I: have been skydiving and bungy jumping Proudest or happiest moment: my son’s birth, he’s 18 now Embarrassing moment: serving pancakes into someone’s lap at a restaurant If I was appointed queen of the valley I would: have everyone say one kind thing a day Before I die: surf, really surf (I tried it once) Words I live by: love and laugh

across the country, toured a selection of valley farms and agri-tourism outlets June 13. They were up from Victoria where they were attending a Canadian Farmers’ Institute Conference. • Cheri Beaulieu of Duncan’s Mark’s Work Wear House had a Celebrate Dad night June 14 where part proceeds from sales went to support Jumpstart a Canadian Tire program to help lower-income families enroll their children in sports and recreational activities. • Pat Burns of the local Stroke Recovery Association writes to salute Ross Barnaby and Natalie Schwantje, who are helping to ¿nesse the group’s new website and newsletter, and reach out to numerous community partners. We hear Burns himself is no slouch in service of this active group either. They meet Fridays at 1 p.m. at the Cowichan Library. Call 250-246-4952 for information. • Congrats to Duncan chartered accountant student Nicole Collin of MNP and LLP has graduated from the CA quali¿cation program and is now eligible for membership in the Institute of Chartered Accountants of B.C. this year. 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.

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Thursday Herbicidal Maniacs: A Steve Palen project bringing serious fun from Nanaimo, 8 p.m., Duncan Garage Showroom, 201-330 Duncan, St., Duncan. Tickets $12 in advance, $15 at the door. Call 250-748-7246.

Saturday Ciara Aitchison BeneÄt: the late Jenny Aitchison’s musical friends come together to raise funds for her daughter’s future, noon to 5 p.m., Duncan Garage Showroom, 201-330 Duncan, St., Duncan. Admission by donation. Call 250-748-7246.

Juno sounds Special guest Juno Award Winner Phil Dwyer, left,performs during the Medford Singers presentation of Give My Regards to Broadway on Sunday, June 10 at Duncan United Church.

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Nazareth taking Åight tomorrow night Nazareth: classic rockers lined up to crank it up for Cowichan, pledging their farewell tour remains far on the horizon Peter W. Rusland

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azareth fans may be stoked about the legendary Scottish rock band’s Cowichan Theatre return July 5. But few folks are as amped as local guitarist Matt Gladman. He and his band Dead Eyes Open are Nazareth’s warm-up act, and Gladman can’t wait for Thursday’s curtain after he narrowly missed opening for Nazareth back in October 2005. “That’s gonna be an awesome show, and I’m pretty damned excited about it,” said Gladman, 24. “We just found out last week and we already had a series of island shows, so this is our tour kick-off. “Last time Nazareth was here, my previous band, N7, was going to open for them, but it just didn’t work out.” DEO aims to play a four-songs, 20-minute set of songs from its current album The Doomsday Chronicles, “and our version of White Wedding.” He’ll be Àanked by Cowichan bandmates Chris Anderson (drums), Jonathan Phan (guitar) plus island players David Frealic on vocals, and Matt Harder on bass. Gladman credited local arts impresario Longevity John Falkner for helping DEO land the big gig as part of Duncan’s slate of centennial shows. “We were talking with Long John about it, and he suggested it would be an awesome show, and I guess he pulled some strings their pro“It’ll be an awesome and moter for the show called us. experience.” “I’m really excited to hang out with Nazareth, and hear what they think of us. It’ll be an awesome experience.” Nazareth’s island exclusive should hear hits spanning Hair Of The Dog, and Love Hurts that earned the Scotland-based band 8 amps out of 10 from the News Leader Pictorial seven years ago.


“From sexually-charged Razamanaz, romantic It’s Easy Loving You, and naughty Bad Bad Boy, to emotionally insane Our Love Leads To Madness, layabout theme My White Bicycle, musical warning Hair of the Dog (now you’re messing with a sonovabitch), and narcotic effects of J.J. Cale’s Cocaine, the boys were in grand form,” the Leader said in its review. Formed in Dunfermline, Scotland in ‘68, Nazareth was propelled to the top of British charts with its third album Razamanaz in 1973. Global cred followed in 1975 with Hair of the Dog, which unleashed Nazareth’s revamped version of the Everly Brothers’ Love Hurts, helping the platter sell more than a million copies in the crucial U.S. market. After that spotlight faded, the band remained active recording and touring. It ended a decade-long recording drought in 2008 with the album The Newz, then folowed that last year with Big Dogz. For Thursday’s show, founding singer Dan McCafferty and bassist Pete Agnew bass are Àanked by guitarist Jimmy Murrison (1994), and drummer Lee Agnew, who replaced band co-founder Darrell Sweet after he died of a heart attack in 1999. Forty years of road dues and 25 albums have made Nazareth a household name among hardrock fans thirsty for nostalgic tunes such as This Flight Tonight, Expect No Mercy, Dream On, and Broken-Down Angel. They’ve been at it for so long they had to issue a notice on their website quashing rumours that this Canadian tour was marking their farewell. “I must state categorically that Nazareth have no intentions of ‘farewelling’ anywhere in the near future,” Pete Agnew said in a message to fans. “If we decide to call it a day at any time you people will be the ¿rst to know.” Your ticket What: Nazareth, and Dead Eyes Open When: July 5, p.m., 7:30 p.m. Where: Cowichan Theatre Tickets: $50. Call 250-748-7529 or visit www.

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Gravel-voice singer Dan McCafferty last led the boys of Nazareth into the Cowichan Theatre in October of 2005.

It’s wall-to-wall Cote for Cowichan schools

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arry Cote has made his mark on Cowichan Valley schools — 17 times over, so far. Cote is the painter who is responsible for the vibrant landscape murals on Alexander Elementary, Khowhemun Elementary, and Bench Elementary schools and, most recently, Mount Prevost Middle School. He painted his ¿rst school mural at Bench Elementary many years ago when his children were students there. “The requests for more murals came in after that,” Cote said. Each mural is a collage of B.C. elements. “The idea is to make the mural educational. The lastest mural at Mount Prevost is an underwater theme. You wouldn’t believe the creatures there

are deep in our ocean.” Cote paints during school hours so the children can watch him paint — and offer their advice. “Kids are the best critics; they just tell you what they feel. One kid came up to me and said, ‘That doesn’t look like a ¿sh.’” Cote uses an airbrushing technique, which lets him work quickly and give the painting detail. “When you are working on a rough surface, using a paint brush means you’re trying to ¿ll every little hole, but with airbrushing it just Àies right over the surface.” Airbrushing makes the image appear instantly so Cote can accomplish a lot in a few hours. “The younger kids are so cute. When they see all the work that is done in the time they are in school, their jaws drop.” Principal Brenda Stevenson hired Cote to spruce up a tired-looking Alexander elementary. “We wanted to make the school look more inviting. The murals were a great way to give the

school a face lift.” To fund one of the murals, Stevenson got creative by offering Cote expensive dental work in trade for his mural. “I was visiting my dentist, Dr. Randy Koniuk, and told him about the mural we wanted to put up but couldn’t afford. He liked my thinking and agreed to the trade.” Cote admires Stevenson’s creative thinking, “Brenda is inventive when it comes to getting murals done. She is a real champion for that school.” Stevenson said it has had a positive effect not only on the school, but on the whole community. “The children have been part of the process so they take pride in the murals and share that with their families and neighbours.” In the fall, they found graf¿ti on one of the murals and the children were devastated. Word of the damage spread into the community and the graf¿ti was washed off.

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Barry Cote examines his most recent mural handiwork, an underwater-themed piece decorating the walls of Mt. Prevost Middle School. “Not by us,” Stevenson said. “It’s important for our families. As one parent said, ‘Beautifying the outside of the school matches what’s happening on the inside.’” Cote and his wife, Ginny, recently opened the Invisible Sun Gallery in Cowichan Bay where Barry will provide airbrushing and watercolour lessons.

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Mike Alviano: acoustic/alternative/folk rock from Kitchener, with James Kasper’s burning wail harmonica and smoldering lyrics and special guest Sid Johnson. 8 p.m., Duncan Garage Showroom, 201-330 Duncan, St., Duncan. Tickets $12 in advance, $15 at the door. Call 250-748-7246.

The Collective West: with Zaac Pick and Mike Edel in an action-packed evening of pop-rock folk, 9 p.m., Duncan Garage Showroom, 201-330 Duncan, St., Duncan. Tickets $10 in advance, $12 at the door. Call 250-748-7246.

Chemainus Wednesday Market: opens for the season featuring local and regional farm produce, flowers, baked goods, sweets, and crafts, 11a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Wednesdays until Sept. 12, Waterwheel Park parking lot, Chemainus.

Thursday Nazareth: classic rock favourites bring hits like Love Hurts, This Flight Tonight and Hair of the Dog to the Cowichan Theatre at 7:30 p.m. in a Vancouver Island exclusive. Tickets $50 or VIP for $65 (includes preferred seating, pre-show meet and greet and beverage). Call 250-748-7529. Herbicidal Maniacs: A Steve Palen project bringing serious fun from Nanaimo, 8 p.m., Duncan Garage Showroom, 201-330 Duncan, St., Duncan. Tickets $12 in advance, $15 at the door. Call 250-748-7246.

Saturday Chemainus Giant Street Market: downtown Chemainus. More at www.chemainus. Ciara Aitchison BeneÄt: the late Jenny Aitchison’s musical friends come together to raise funds for her daughter’s future, noon to 5 p.m., Duncan Garage Showroom, 201-330 Duncan, St., Duncan. Admission by donation. Call 250-748-7246. Dead Eyes Open: with the Body Politic and Silence Theory in an evening of loud heavy metal rock, 8 p.m., Duncan Garage Showroom, 201-330 Duncan, St., Duncan. Tickets $12 in advance, $15 at the door. Call 250-748-7246. Cowichan Station Summer Celebration: Family fun for everyone to kick off the community’s 125th year. An oldfashioned fair, with the famous plant sale, food vendors, strawberry tea, book sale, music, plus games and fun

for kids, 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. at The Hub at Cowichan Station, 2375 Koksilah Rd. Winners of the “Let There Be Light” art auction will be annouced at 2 p.m. For information call 250715-0426.

Market: grand opening of the south Island’s newest market, which will run Sundays,10 a.m. to 3 p.m. until Oct. 7, at Cross Roads Centre, 4485 Trans-Canada Highway at Koksilah Road.


Bamberton’s 100th Birthday Celebration: games and entertainment, special guests, tea in the garden, guided and bus tours, and more, 11 a.m. to 5 p.m., Bamberton. Cost $10. Call 250-743-9196.

Keating Farm: guided tour of the farmhouse the second Sunday of every month from May through November at 2 p.m. 5250 Miller Road, Duncan. The tour will be followed by a short demonstration or guided walk. Learn about beekeeping, native pollinators, biodynamic farming, apple pressing and more. Admission $7, free for TLC members. Call 250-737-1401. Roland Barret: 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. South Cowichan Farmers

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Monday Burnt: rebellious reggae, old-school ska, dirty punk and true hip hop mashed together for good times on the dance floor, 8:30 p.m., Duncan Garage Showroom, 201-330 Duncan, St., Duncan. Tickets $12 in advance, $15 at the door. Call 250-748-7246.

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We cannot believe that 2 years have passed since you left this world to rest in the arms of Jesus. A day does not go by that we do not think about you and miss you with all of our hearts. Our only comfort is in knowing that you are in a much better place laughing and dancing with your Savior. You will forever be in our hearts and thoughts. We miss you and love you Don, Hilda, Debbie, Bobbie & Randy.

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DRAPER-EARL Maddison Rose In the arms of her Grandpa, it is with deep sadness that we announce the passing of Maddison Rose , surrounded by her family: Mum - Hannah Draper, Dad - Brenden Earl and partner Alicia Bardarson, Grandparents - John and Amanda Hegglund, Aunty Olivia and special friend Elyse Bellvau at Canuck Place Childrenâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Hospice, Vancouver, BC. Maddi was a joyous gift given to us on October 29, 2008 and peacefully left us June 23, 2012, after a long, courageous battle with a rare liver cancer. Maddi was an old soul, whose strength and kind, loving nature touched many lives from â&#x20AC;&#x153; to the moon and backâ&#x20AC;?. Maddi preferred dancing to walking and could often be found â&#x20AC;&#x153;shaking itâ&#x20AC;? anywhere there was music. â&#x20AC;&#x153;How was your day?â&#x20AC;? was often her ďŹ rst question as her thoughts and concerns were always with others. Her love of Crofton beach and parks always brought a smile to her face. Her sweet tooth was always with her. Through Maddiâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s strength, determination and resilience, she taught us all to cherish each moment as each day is a gift that should never be taken for granted. The family invites you to attend a celebration of Maddisonâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s life on July 7, 2012 at 1:00pm at the Christian Reformed Church, 930 Trunk Road, Duncan, BC. In true Maddison style, you are welcome to join the family at 4:30pm at the Crofton Fire Hall, 1681 Robert Street, Crofton, BC, to release balloons to â&#x20AC;&#x153;Remember and to Believe...for all the Daysâ&#x20AC;?. Maddisonâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s dress code is bright, fun colours. We would like to say a special Thank you to the amazing staff at Canuck Place and the staff of BC Childrenâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Hospital. To our community, family and friends we could not have done this without you. Many of you have helped us to brighten the worst of days. In lieu of ďŹ&#x201A;owers, donations can be made in Maddisonâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s honour to Canuck Place, Vancouver, BC, at HYPERLINK "http://www." or by cheque made payable to Canuck Place and mailed to 1690 Matthews Ave, Vancouver, BC, V6J 2T2. Online condolences may be offered at

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HELP WANTED An Alberta Construction Company is hiring dozer, excavator and labour/rock truck operators. Preference will be given to operators that are experienced in 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.

ATTENTION ROOFERS! Come work with the industry leader in roofing and exteriors. We are a Calgary based Company looking to hire skilled, professional roofers with foreman experience who are seeking year round employment. Must have 5 years of experience in steep sloped roofing, valid driver’s licence, vehicle and tools. $27 $32 per hour depending on experience with potential benefits. Subcontract crews also welcome to apply. Must have all of the above and current WCB coverage. Please call 403-366-3770 Ext. 258 or email Epic Roofing & Exteriors has been in business since 2001.

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THE River Rock Bar at the Travelodge Duncan is looking for a bar supervisor. Candidates should have experience in bartending, be passionate, reliable, flexible, and enthusiastic about sports and planning events and theme nights. Be familiar with social media, basic computer skills, previous experience in marketing and promotions. Apply WANTED P/T Cook, apply within at Mill Bay Fish & Chips.


COOKS NEEDED Marquise is looking for P/T & F/T Cooks to join our team at a care facility located on Vancouver Island. Candidates must have previous cooking experience and Red Seal certification or Cook papers is an asset. A criminal records check, FoodSafe, TB Test and Hep A/B shots required upon hire.

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TAXI DRIVER, permanent P/T days or F/T nights. Need Class 1, 2 or 4 license. Fax resume & driver’s abstract to Duncan Taxi (250)746-4987.


PIONEER HOUSE now hiring FT/PT Line cook. Apply with resume to Mark or Matt, 4675 TC Hwy, Duncan, B.C. or by email:

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Ramsay Machine Works requires Journeyman Steel Fabricators c/w Red Seal Certification immediately. CWB tickets an asset. This is a union position with comparable wages and benefits. Please forward resumes to Ramsay Machine Works Ltd. 2066 Henry Ave. West, Sidney, BC, V8L 5Y1, Fax: 250-656-1262, or email to:

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

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WEPictorial REQUIRE ADULT RELIEF CARRIERS • Pickup papers from warehouse and IN THE COWICHAN VALLEY. deliver papers to homes on assigned What you must have: • route(s) Must have insured, reliable vehicle What beneed doing: When you’ll we will you: • Door to door delivery of the News Leader • Be available on-call for Wednesday and Pictorial • Pickup papers from warehouse and Friday deliveries deliver papers to homes on assigned route(s)

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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 WE WILL PICK it up. Please call 250-597-3012. There will also be a silent Auction. DUNCAN- Inside sale! Antiques, Collectibles, fine furniture & paintings. Sat & Sun, 9-12, July 7 & 8, #9-3194 Gibbins. Ph. (250)746-5998.

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

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.

Cobble Hill House For Sale By Owner, 3 bedrooms, 2 1/2 bath, RV Shop, in ground pool, hot tub, .74 acres. Asking $619,000. Phone 250743-3537. Realtors welcomed 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

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HOMES FOR RENT SHAWNIGAN LAKE. 3-bdrm, near amenities, schools & beach. 5 applâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s, yard. Priv. ent. NP/NS. $1250/m. Avail. now. (250)743-5513, (250)213-3681

DUNCAN: LARGE bright, 2 bdrm condo on Dingwall. F/S, D/W, in suite laundry with storage. 3rd ďŹ&#x201A;oor, secure entry. Walk to shopping, VIU. $830. Call 250-746-5669.

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DUNCAN- BRIGHT 2 bdrm condo in secure bldg w/elevator, F/S, D/W, W/D. N/S. $850 mo + utils. Available immed. Call 250-710-0881.


Cozy 2 bdrm, 2 bath patio home. 55 +. 1200 sq.ft. Newer fridge, dishwasher and ďŹ&#x201A;ooring in spacious kitchen plus numerous extras! #26 - 815 Dunsmuir Cres., Ladysmith. 250-245-5050. $247,500.00.


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DUNCAN in town, avail now, quiet 2 bdrm apt. 6 appliances, $850-$900. 250-246-6626 or 250-746-4016

Adult oriented Wild Rose Walk to Overwaitea, schools, Aquatic Centre, Sportplex On-site management. 1 bdrm, 2nd level, faces west, $625 mo heat & hot water inclâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;d Call (250)748-1304 $500/MO STARTING- weekly available, many apartment types, furnished, w/common kitchen. All utils, internet included. FREE local calls, No Credit Checks. Call Motel, 250-748-0661, (Duncan).

Terrace Estates CENTRAL LOCATION, Bachelor, 1 & 2 bdrms, balcony, F/S, hot water, parking, pet considered, $525$850/mo. Call 250-748-7764. CHEMAINUS: 55+ Senior building, 1 ďŹ&#x201A;oor walk-up, 1 bdrm. N/P N/S. $515.00/mo. Avail. now. (250)246-4221 COWICHAN BAY, studio apt, laundry-kitchen. Great oceanview. $800 incl utilâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s. N/S,N/P. July 1. (250)597-3140 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 suites $590 & studio suites $520 Close to Beverly Corners, 4 blks to University, on bus route. Updated; new ďŹ&#x201A;ooring, new paint & some new ďŹ xtures. Heat/hot water included. NS/NP. Refs.

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DUNCAN: OFFICE/Retail space available Aug. 1st. 600 sq ft, 2 parking stalls, separate washroom. 121 First St. Call 250-701-7178.


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DUNCAN, 2 bdrm small cottage, rural setting, F/S, W/D, Aug 1, $725/m. Small pet ok. Refâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s req 250-748-2855 after 6

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

SKUTZ FALLS area: Cottage on 3 acre fenced property. Avail. July 15th, $850/mo. Incldâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s propane/satellite TV, pets welcome. 250-749-4780.

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 reqâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;d. Avail Aug. 1/12 or before. Call 250-732-2858.

2-STORY 1/2 Duplex on Wilson Ave., 3 bdrm, 2 bath, lrg rec room, 1 car garage. 3 appls, $1000. (250)746-7935.

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DUNCAN, BRIGHT 2 bdrm, 2 bath condo, top ďŹ&#x201A;oor, 5 applâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s, close to hospital & schools. On bus route. $800 mo. Available now. Call 250-701-8759.

NEAR NEW, 2 bedroom, centrally located, 5 appliances, adult orientated building, available now, NS/NP. $750.00/mo. 250-748-9622


CHEMAINUS. 1-BDRM lower level. Private entrance, ocean view. NP/NS. Utils incld. $700. (250)416-0062. CROFTON, oceanview. Must be seen! Large bright, clean newer 2 bdrm duplex, F/S, $750/mo. 250-246-4257 DUNCAN- 3BDRM sxs, 2.5 bath, F/S, D/W, W/D, covered deck, N/S, sm pet ok. Available Now. $1200+ utils. Call 250-818-1913. DUNCAN, Walk to town, Quiet 3 bdrm upper, 1.5 baths, 5 applâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s. Fenced back yard. NS/NP. $1275 inclâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s util. Avail now. 250-748-9059 IN TOWN, 2 bdrm duplex, F&S, hydro included $950/mo. No pets. Avail now. 250-701-1937.

HOMES FOR RENT 9914 WILLOW St- 3 bdrms, 1.5 bath, $1200. Ardent Properties, (250)753-0881. AVAIL NOW Wharncliffe Rd Clean & well maintained 3 bdrm, 1.5 bath, back patio, ďŹ ve unit complex. FS/WD, fenced small garden. 1 yr lease $1200 + some util. Pet considered. Call 250-701-7217. CHERRY PT. Waterfront 1 1/2 bdrm. Senior oriented area. N/S. N/P. $950 mo utils inclâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;d. Avail immed. (250)743-2370. COWICHAN BAY, 3 bdrm mobile, 5 applâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s, $875/mo. Avail July 1. (250) 746-6974 DUNCAN, 2200 sq.ft. 3 bdrm, ďŹ nished basement, Centennial Hghts, 1.5 baths, 5 applâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s, oil/wood heat, walk to town. Dead end St. Private back yard deck. NS/NP. Ex refâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s. $1300/mo. Avail Aug 1st. (250)746-4352 DUNCAN, 3 bdrm, 2 bath, in town, 446 Howard Ave., 4 applâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s! Gas fp, blinds. Deck, carport, shed. NS,NP. Year lease. $1250. (250) 748-2424 LAKE COWICHAN- 2 storey house on large lot, 3 bdrms up, studio & family rm downstairs, 2100sq ft, W/D, 1.5 bath, NS/NP. Available July 1. $1200. (604)715-3535. LAKE COWICHAN- 3 bdrm, 1 bath, wood stove, lrg deck & yrd, W/D. NS/NP. Avail July 1. $1000. 1-(403)254-2558. SHAWNIGAN LAKE. 2-bdrm, near amenities, schools & beach. 5 applâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s, private entr. NP/NS. $975./mo. Avail. now. (250)743-5513, (250)213-3681 SHAWNIGAN LAKE, close to village, 6 appls, 3 bdrm house, recently renoâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;d, N/P, N/S, $1100 mo. (250)743-4478.

OFFICE/RETAIL 1500 Sq ft, prime ground ďŹ&#x201A;oor retail/ofďŹ ce space. Lrg windows, A/C, located downtown. 604-820-8929, 250-715-6880 AVAILABLE IMMEDIATELY FOR LEASE: Fully furnished/equipped restaurant/bistro located in beautiful Port Hardy, BC. This well-known location is tastefully decorated with a warm and inviting atmosphere and has an existing client base, located close to commercial and educational ofďŹ ce facilities offering great potential for professional clientele. For more information contact Ron: 250-949-0556. DOWNTOWN DUNCAN 2500 sq.ft. 6 separate ofďŹ ces, reception, conference area & kitchen, 2nd ďŹ&#x201A;oor, 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 OfďŹ ce space. Will ďŹ nish to suit, $750/m. (250)746-9570 DUNCAN 2500-sqft ďŹ nished open ďŹ&#x201A;oor plan, 2nd ďŹ&#x201A;oor, $1500/m. (250) 746-9570 DUNCAN, downtown 950 sq.ft. ground ďŹ&#x201A;oor, completely renoâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;d, ofďŹ ce, retail, or consulting. Reception area, 3 ofďŹ ces. Avail now. 604-820-8929 Mill Bay: Approx. 720 sq ft of ofďŹ ce/retail. Phone 250-7433881 or 250-748-7266

STORAGE SHIPPING CONTAINERS 20â&#x20AC;&#x2122; or 40â&#x20AC;&#x2122;. Buy or Rent. Safe and secure. Easymove Container Services. Serving Vancouver Island. 1-(888)331-3279

SUITES, LOWER 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, new 2 bdrm suite, bright, F&S, W/D hookup. N/S, N/P. No partiers. July 1st. $850 inclâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s util. 250-748-2953
















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DUNCAN, furnished 1 bdrm, level entry, F/S, W/D, hydro incl. N/S. Pet considered. Available now. $750/mo. + DD. (250)715-5438 DUNCAN- NEAR new 2 bdrm. F/S, W/D, D/W, outside smoking, responsible & quiet, near bus route, schools, shopping. Available Now. $800.+ utils. N/P. Refs reqâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;d. Call (250)5974027 or (250)510-2105. NEW 1 bdrm, near hospital, furnished or not. 4 pc bath, private entrance, inclâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s utilities with high-speed internet and cable. $750/mo. NS, NP, no Drugs. Available now. (250) 597-7843

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1993 PACE ARROW 35â&#x20AC;&#x2122; low mileage, generator, queen size walk around rear bedroom, new 3 way fridge, M/W, tub/shower. Roofs w/AC, also equipped with a back up camera. 68642 km. $14,900. obo.Please call 250-245-3350.

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



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2006 Jazz by Thor 25â&#x20AC;&#x2122;10â&#x20AC;? Deluxe travel trailer with front and rear slideout, walk around queen bed, A/C, fully loaded. Very little use. Stored under cover & never off the pavement. $19,000. Duncan. (250)746-5455


DUNCAN- (walking distance to hospital) new 2 bdrm, 900 sq ft, upper suite w/priv ent, garage, F/S, D/W, W/D, views of Mt. Prevost. N/S. Avail July 1. $1000/mo. 250-732-6282.

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

MERCEDES 1993, grey, 300E, auto, under 200,000 K, leather, needs news tires. $3,400. (250)597-3456 Maple Bay area.


DUNCAN 2-BDRM townhouse. Large yard, parking. F/S, W/D hook-up. (Immed). $900-$950. 250-516-8881. DUNCAN: 3 bdrm, 2 bath, NS/NP. Shared accom. till Sept. 30th $850 (after $1000). 250-597-3624 ask for Jean.


TOWING BEAR LAKE SALVAGE 2007 HD Ultra Classic, with all the bells & whistles. 96 cu in motor, 6 spd trans, full 4 speaker Harmon Kardon AMFM stereo with rider/passenger intercom, MP3 CD player, CB radio, cruise control, heated grips, too much to list! 18,500 kms, $18,900 obo. Call (250)748-9251 Duncan. RECREATIONAL VEHICLES FOR SALE

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1992, 26 ft TRAVELAIRE, Class C Motorhome. Bright, clean, sleeps 4. Twin beds in back and fold down double bed. Excellent and clean condition. Full shower with skylight, gas generator, air conditioning, second owner, new internal batteries (worth $600), new water pump, only 91,300 km. Reliable, clean and functional. REDUCED to $14,250. (250) 748-3539

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Keeping his eyes on the target is the Ă&#x201E;rst order of business for Devon Harach, 12, of Parksville while participating in the annual 3-D Hell Hole archery competition hosted by the Cowichan Bowmen Archery Club.

Linda, Lynda put names in golf news Don Bodger

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owichan Golf and Country Club ladiesâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; division started June with a medal, pin, spoon round. Birdies were recorded by Linda Young (No. 6), Ellen Merriam (No. 7), Annie Dougherty (No. 9) and Kathryn Oliphant (No. 13). Lynda Morrison and Linda Olson had KPs on No. 6 and 8, respectively. Marianne Hunt, Merriam, Ellen Lyon and Pat Davis were handicap division winners. A throw-out novelty round was played June 13. Merriam, Lynda Moir and Davis won their respective handicap divisions. Nancy Munro (No. 5), Sandy Buchanan (No. 7) and Carson Merrick and Melinda Spoor (No. 13) had birdies. KP winners were: Merriam (No. 6), Young (No. 8), Merrick (No. 13) and Lyon (No. 15). A June 20 par round featured birdies by Moir on No. 13 and 15. Naz Sicherman and Peggy Robertson birdied No. 7 and Lyon got into the act on No. 4. KP winners were Mary Braithwaite on No. 6 and Carmine Wright on No. 15. The respective handicap division winners included: Morrison, Doreen White, Judy Holmes, Arlene Lepp and Judy Turner.

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Special Olympics soccer competitions are always something special. Matthew Carr of Cowichan jockeys for position with Jesse Shade of Campbell River during a Special Olympic soccer tournament at the Cowichan Sportsplex.

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Wednesday, July 4, 2012

Duncan parking lot transformed for beach volleyball Sand blasters: Great Relations team wins top competitive division honours Don Bodger

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ife was a beach in the train station parking lot on Canada Day. Downtown Duncan was alive with the sights and sounds more reminiscent of a seaside community during the beach volleython tournament. Eight competitive teams took part and ¿rst place went to Great

Relations consisting of Darian and Joeleen Achurch, Dylan Gayler and Justin and Marissa Croswell. The winners received a trophy and $250 team membership for the Cowichan Outdoor Volleyball League’s 2013 spring grass volleyball season. Visschious Circle’s Dustin Visscher, Travis Wiersma, Nathan Johnston and Tessa Michaels took second place followed by the PacMen team of Andrew Easson, David Vanderschaaf, Dan Whitters and

Sara Jackson in third. The rec team winners were the Centurion Councillors. City of Duncan councillors Martin Barker, Michelle Bell, Michelle Staples and Tom Duncan made up the team and will be issuing a challenge to North Cowichan council next year. Many people and companies contributed to the work required to set up the beach courts. Twenty truckloads of sand was driven in and out of the site.

Breakers rack up the personal bests Don Bodger

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Andrew Leong

Diving save is made by Joe Walsh of Team Bump Buddies to keep the ball in play during the beach volleython tournament at the train station parking lot on Canada Day.

ersonal best times and topthree ¿nishes marked the Cowichan Valley Breakers’ appearance in the Courtenay Blue Devils’ invitational summer swim meet. So¿e Bloss achieved personal bests in all of her swims. Her top ¿nish was eighth place in the 50-metre back for Div. 3 girls. Rhys Trafford, Madoc Trafford, Kealey Scott, Shayla Grymaloski, Lukas Bloss and Delaney MacPhee also recorded personal bests. Scott led the Breakers with ¿rsts in all six of her events in the winter swimmer division. Scott won the 100 I.M., 50 free, 50 Ày, 50 back, 50 breast and 100 free. Sydnae Lowe earned a second place in the 100 breaststroke for Div. 4 girls.


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2 boys. MacPhee came fourth in the Div. 5 boys’ 100 back while ¿nishing ninth in both the 50 free and 100 breast. Haeley Lowe (Div. 5 girls), Kenzie Pask (Div. 3 girls), Emily Wallich (Div. 4 girls) and Larissa Grymaloski (Div. 3 girls) also competed. Lowe cracked the top ¿nishers in the 100 breast, coming sixth, while winding up 11th in her other four events. Pask’s best showing was in the 50 back, a sixth-place effort, and she was 10th in three events. Wallich made her presence felt with a fourth in the 100 back, ¿fths in the 100 breast and 100 free, and ninth in the 50 Ày. Grymaloski was 15th in the 50 breast. The Breakers went to another meet at Nanaimo on the long weekend. Their head coach this season is Jennika Efford.



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Lowe added a fourth in the 200 I.M., sixths in the 50 Ày and 100 free, and seventh in the 50 free. Gabby Pask narrowly missed a ¿rst in the 100 free for Div. 2 girls. She was barely out-touched at the ¿nish by a Sidney Piranhas’ swimmer but couldn’t feel too bad about coming second. Pask was also second in the 100 I.M., third in the 50 free, fourth in 50 Ày and 50 back, and seventh in the 50 breast. Rhys Trafford secured sixth in the Div. 3 boys’ 50 breaststroke and ninths in the 100 I.M. and 100 free. Madoc Trafford ¿nished second in the boys’ Div. 1 50 free. Shayla Grymaloski’s eighth place in the Div. 4 girls’ 100 breast was her best performance. She also claimed 11th in the 50 free. Lukas Bloss managed sevenths in the 50 breast and 50 Ày and eighths in the 100 I.M. and 50 back for Div.


Youth Athlete of the Week


Tia Baker Tia Baker turned plenty of heads when she won the 100 and 200 metres at the island high school track and field meet and anchored the island and provincial champion 4x100 Frances Kelsey relay team as a Grade 10 student at the senior level. Baker, 16, only started in track with the CVAC Jaguars at the age of 12 after moving from Aldergrove. “I just wanted to get some activity,’’ she said. Baker found her niche immediately and is bound for bigger and even better things since taking on Dacre Bowen of Victoria as her coach. “I’m a lot stronger and technique is huge,’’ said Baker. She qualified for the national championships last year but didn’t go. However, she has the nationals in Prince Edward Island on her radar this August after meets in Burnaby and Coquitlam. view video at Bodger



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Inclement weather creates a scheduling nightmare Grass Court Classic: One full day on the grass all organizers can salvage Don Bodger

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he South Cowichan Lawn Tennis Club is always at the mercy of the weather. Scheduling as many games as possible onto the grass courts is a tricky exercise during iffy conditions. Organizers of the club’s Grass Court Classic were taxed to the max trying to make the schedule work. “It was a four-day tournament,’’ said Lynne Cowan, who’s been the tournament director four of the last ¿ve years. “It started Friday at noon. Of the four days, we got one full day on the grass which was Sunday.’’ Friday, it rained off and on and some matches were played later in the day on grass. Saturday was a washout, requiring all matches to be played indoors, Sunday’s action went ahead on the grass as planned and then Monday ¿nals reverted back to the indoor facilities at Arbutus Ridge, Oak Bay and Westwood in Nanaimo. Cowan and Glenys Wall were kept hopping throughout the weekend. “We basically did two schedules all weekend for every day,’’ said Cowan. “It’s like the rain

Don Bodger

Shotmaking skill during the South Cowichan Lawn Tennis Club’s Grass Court Classic, clockwise from above, features: Jennifer Ewing on the backhand, doubles partners Glenys Wall and Judith Title coming together to make a play on the ball; and Ian Merkel (inset) getting his racket down just in time. schedule and the sun schedule. The rain won. “We’re hoping to give vouchers to all the people who didn’t get to play on the grass all weekend. “The good news, all matches were ¿nished (Monday) in their various venues.’’ Finals results were as follows: Men’s 30s singles: Todd King over Daniel Arguello (Victoria) 7-5, 6-0. Men’s 35 singles: Hannes

Blum over Geoff Bourne (Victoria) 6-4, 6-4; 35 doubles: Bourne/Steven Klees over Brendan Braybrook/Shawn Lusignan 4-6, 6-1, 10-8. Men’s 45 singles: Lusignan over Ed Bakker (Victoria) 6-3, 6-4; 45 doubles: Bakker/Art Hobbs over Dan Cardinall/Ranjan McArthur 2-6, 6-3, 11-9. Men’s 55 singles: Paul Shellard over Allan Lawry (North Vancouver) 6-1, 6-4; 55 doubles: Lawry/Shellard over Bill Ma-

jercsik/Alan Osborne 6-1, 6-4. Men’s 60 singles: Bill Bradley (Victoria) over Dave Bellis (Duncan) 7-6, 1-6, 10-4. Men’s 65 singles: Ian Merkel (Vancouver) over John HyltonFoster (Coquitlam) 7-6, 7-5. Women’s 45 singles: Karen Clarke over Carolyn Goff (Victoria) 6-3, 6-3; 45 doubles: Clarke/Janice Holloway over Kim Rogers/Margaret Shepp 6-4, 7-6.

Women’s 55 doubles: Shaun Gessner/Sheila McMillan over Valeska Campbell/Colleen Johnson 4-6, 6-3, 10-8. Women’s 60 singles: Jean Martin (Shawnigan Lake) over Marilyn Aldworth (Burnaby) 6-4, 6-0; 60 doubles: Jennifer Ewing/Liese Ritchie over Sheila Anning/Lynne Cowan 4-6, 6-4, 11-9. Mixed 45 doubles: Tom Feakins/Janice Holloway over

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Friesen honoured as B.C. Hockey’s OfÄcial of the Year at awards banquet

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Duncan’s Riley Friesen received the award as Official of the Year during the B.C. Hockey awards banquet at Whistler. Friesen officiated 90 games during the 2011-12 season within the Cowichan Valley Minor Hockey Association, B.C. Major Midget League, Junior B,

B.C. Hockey League and Western Hockey League. Friesen, the subject of a News Leader Pictorial feature last fall, has impressive credentials and upgraded to a Level 4 official. Friesen was in attendance at the banquet to pick up his award.

“We were thrilled,’’ noted CVMHA executive administrator Kathy Irving of Friesen’s recognition. The B.C. Hockey annual general meeting was held in conjunction with the awards. In a close vote, bodychecking was retained in competitive peewee hockey.

Carrigan takes command on the Änal day Cowichan Open: Eagle on No. 9 sends Gorge Vale golfer on the way to title Don Bodger

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Ball Åies through the air with the greatest of ease off the clubs of players in the Cowichan Open. Above, Cameron Davison of Cowichan hits a smooth tee shot on No. 1, Cory Betz of Nanaimo, right, blasts out of the sand on the Ärst hole and pro winner Edd Boudreau of Gorge Vale, far right, follows through on his drive on No. 3.

evin Carrigan shot a blistering ¿ve-underpar 65 Sunday to win the Discovery Honda Cowichan Open at the Cowichan Golf and Country Club. The Gorge Vale golfer’s round featured an eagle on No. 9. Carrigan ¿nished at 135 after a 70 on Saturday to take top spot by two strokes over Greg Koster from Crown Isle. Koster had rounds of 68 and 69. It was the 60th-annual Cowichan Open at the current golf course site and 77th overall. “This year, we got lots of younger guys,’’ said Cowichan pro Norm Jackson. The tournament attracted a ¿eld

of 160 players. “They love coming, the golf course is so good,’’ said Jackson. “It really is the who’s who of island players. We even get a strong contingent of senior players because they enjoy the golf course.’’ Weather conditions weren’t ideal Saturday, but improved consider-

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ably Sunday. “It really wasn’t nasty,’’ said Jackson of Saturday’s opening round. “It just showered. “The guys in the morning probably had a little better chance than the guys in the afternoon.’’ The greens were softer Sunday. “The guys could be a little bit more aggressive,’’ said Jackson. It was also a landmark 25th tournament for Dave Purslow, the greens superintendent. Valley golfer Cameron Davison, who just graduated from Duncan Christian School, shared third place with Brent Wilson of Gorge Vale in low gross behind Carrigan



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and Koster. Davison shot a 66 Sunday combined with a 72 Saturday for a 138 total while Wilson posted rounds of 70 and 68. Rounding out the top ¿ve was Lee Haney of Uplands with matching rounds of 70 for a 140 total. Low net honours went to Cowichan’s Justin Deol at 132. The four-handicapper shot a 67 Sunday to go with a 73 Saturday. Victor Gamble of Cowichan (134), Dan Wheatley (136) and Greg Kothlow (137) of Arbutus Ridge and Stan Chojnacki (137) completed the top ¿ve. Edd Boudreau of Gorge Vale won $1,000 as the top pro.


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Cowichan Valley Youth Athlete Three Stars of the Month for June

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Frances Kelsey student victorious in both the discus and shot at provincial track and field meet.

Second in the 100 metres of the U15 invitational provincial track and field championships.

High jumper receives sportsperson of the year award at Cowichan Secondary School.




Braithwaite on the Olympic roster OfÄcial announcement: Valley rower will make his Games debut in double sculls with Kevin Kowalyk Don Bodger

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uncan’s Michael Braithwaite is con¿rmed as a member of the Canadian Olympic rowing team going to the Summer Olympic Games in London,

England. Braithwaite’s selection was not a wellkept secret but the of¿cial announcement was delayed until Thursday to coincide with the release of a Canadian Olympic postage stamp that ironically features his boat, the heavyweight men’s double. Even though his participation was already assured, Braithwaite nonetheless cherished the moment when it became public. “It makes it a bit more real,’’ he said. “It’s nice. I don’t have to be vague when talking about it to people.’’ Braithwaite, 25, will be going to the Olympics for the ¿rst time and you can just imagine the thoughts that generates in a young athlete. “I don’t even know if I’ll even be able to fathom it when I’m there,’’ he confessed. Braithwaite didn’t even start in rowing until he was in Grade 11 at Cowichan Secondary School and joined the Maple Bay Rowing Club. “My road to this is a bit different than other people,’’ he conceded. Braithwaite spent ¿ve years at the University of Toronto where he honed his rowing skills. He was named the Oarsman of the Year at the Canadian University Rowing Championships in 2009 as a member of the

University of Toronto crew. “It wasn’t until a year ago I really started thinking I had a decent shot at it,’’ said Braithwaite. “I was always trying to improve and sort of get to the next benchmark. It was never ‘all these steps are going to lead to the Olympics.’’’ Braithwaite is a national Under 23 men’s singles champion and also received the Hanlan Keller award in 2009 from Rowing Canada Aviron. At the Olympics, Braithwaite will row in the men’s double sculls with Kevin Kowalyk of Winnipeg. “Since 2009, I have been exclusively sculling,’’ said Braithwaite. “That’s where I see my strength is.’’ Braithwaite and Kowalyk recently attended World Cup races in Switzerland and placed ninth. “That’s sort of where we expected to be,’’

said Braithwaite. The two men have only been together as a team since the end of April and are still ¿guring out how to become a cohesive unit. “It seems good, we’ve actually been living together in an apartment together for about a year and we’ve gotten to know each other well,’’ said Braithwaite. “We kind of know how to deal with each other in close quarters.’’ Braithwaite has been stationed primarily at Elk Lake in Victoria for recent training, with a side trip to Burnaby, before heading to a training camp in Italy Sunday that runs until July 24. After that, it’s off to the Olympics. “Our training, we’ve been doing quite a bit of volume still with high intensity,’’ said Braithwaite. “As we get closer to the race, the volume comes down. “In some ways, most of the hard work is done. It’s time to put a bit of polish on.’’

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Torrid training has been occupying most of Michael Braithwaite’s time in advance of the Olympic Games. His place on the Canadian rowing team heading to London has Änally been conÄrmed. Braithwaite has been primarily based in Victoria and has even managed to sneak home to Duncan for the occasional dinner. Brentwood College grads Dave Calder, Malcolm Howard and Scott Frandsen are also Olympics-bound.

Thunder rumbles to two victories Lacrosse summary: Junior B team looking playoff ready in lopsided and close games Don Bodger

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Cowichan’s Joey Robb works around a Campbell River defender in a Jr. B Lacrosse game on Saturday at Cowichan Arena.


owichan Valley’s Junior B Thunder lacrosse team is picking up the pace at precisely the right time. The Thunder collected two important victories on the weekend, putting the team into playoff mode, with the post-season just on the horizon. Cowichan clobbered Campbell River 14-3 Saturday at Cowichan Arena. “We played a very solid 60 minutes of Cowichan lacrosse,’’ said coach Josh Van Wieren. “It was extremely exciting to see the boys clicking on all cylinders. “We never lost focus whatsoever, no matter what shenanigans Campbell River was trying to pull.’’ Van Wieren said everyone was up for the game and knew what needed to be done.


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A Monday game against Nanaimo was perhaps even more indicative of Cowichan’s focus in a 9-7 win. A closer game required certain aspects of the game to be better. “It was a very good character win on the boys,’’ said Van Wieren. With some key guys out of the lineup, “guys needed to buckle down and they did,’’ he added. “It’s a must-win every game. It’ll have us playoff battle ready.’’

Midget team in a barnburner playoff series

Game two of a best-of-three Midget A playoff between Cowichan and Nanaimo was set Tuesday at Fuller Lake Arena. Five additional minutes of overtime from game one was replayed earlier after Nanaimo won a protest. Call-up Mikael Jung scored the equalizer and the potential overtime winner in game one if the lead holds up.




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