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Cyclists take off from the start line at the B.C. Masters Lake Cowichan Road Race on Saturday, Aug. 18. On the far right is one of the organizers, Bill Yearwood, who raced in the 60-64 age category. On the far left is Bruce Falk, another organizer, who signalled start times for this multi-age group race. For more on this story, see page 16.

Lawn ornament bandit raids local gardens Tamu Miles Gazette Editor

On Wednesday, Aug. 15, local Lake Cowichan resident Johanna Phillips, woke to discover that her laughing Buddha garden ornament had been stolen from her front lawn. “I only had [the Buddha] for two months,” said Phillips. Phillips worked the night shift on Tuesday, and when she arrived home she didn’t notice anything out of the ordinary. “I didn’t notice until the morning,” she said. “I am sure it was there the day before.” The Buddha is roughly 18 inches tall and weighs approximately 50 pounds. Because of its weight, Phillips does not believe the robbery could be the work of teenagers. Instead, she thinks that it has to be someone with a vehicle, and believes the culprits stole it so they could sell it to

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left them on display at the roundabout on King George Street. After they were turned into the Lake Cowichan RCMP detachment, “we were stuck trying to find homes for them,” said Voller. Phillips says the Buddha has special meaning to her. She spent a long time looking for just the right ornament to place over her beloved dog Blitz’s grave. Blitz was 12 years old when he passed, “and we spoiled her,” said Phillips. “They [the thiefs] can bring it back in the middle of the night, I don’t care,” said Phillips. She just wants it returned. She says that if it is returned, she will be cementing it in place so that something like this can’t happen again. Anyone with information about this theft, or the ones in Youbou, can call the Lake Cowichan RCMP at 250-749-6668.

a pawn shop. “I bet it’s in Duncan, or who knows where by now,” said Phillips. She says she did walk around her neighbourhood when she first discovered the Buddha missing, but found no sign of it anywhere. The incident happened only a few days after a couple of residents in Youbou also discovered some of their garden ornaments missing, and Sgt. Voller of the Lake Cowichan RCMP doesn’t think it’s a coincidence. “It’s possible [it’s the same perpetrator] because it’s the same type of occurrence,” said Voller. “Otherwise there are culprits stealing in Youbou and Lake Cowichan at the same time.” Police have no suspects at this time. The same type of incident occurred last year, but with a slightly different twist. Instead of making off with the ornaments, never to have them seen again, the culprits

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Partnership on water quality targets: exciting news for Cowichan Lake and River Stewards

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Gerald Thom testing the quality of Cowichan Lake waters.

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The Cowichan Lake and River Stewardship Society is excited to be teaming up with the CVRD, Cowichan Tribes, B.C. Ministry of Environment, and federal agencies to begin a water quality initiative in the Cowichan watershed.

The CVRD announced this partnership and project on Aug. 15. However, the members of CLRSS were told about it at their annual general meeting on July 29. President Gerald Thom, explained that though the group does regular testing of the water in the Cowichan Lake, and shares that information with the province and the B.C. Lake Stewardship Society, this $200,000 project takes it a step further. In fact, all the way down the Cowichan River. “This is a three year, comprehensive water monitoring program which includes both surface and groundwater in the entire Cowichan watershed. The project will link land use to water quality through area based planning, support by science based monitoring, regulatory compliance, and shared stewardship,” Thom explained to CLRSS members at the AGM. The CLRSS will not be involved too much this year, says Thom, because the lower part of the river will be tested first. However, next year, when the project moves to the upper section of the Cowichan River, CLRSS will be calling for

volunteers to help out. Thom says that the testing is starting on the lower part of the river because of several issues that have been identified. “There were some specific problems down around Duncan and in Cowichan Bay,” says Thom. “Specifically a fish kill in what they call ‘fish gut alley’ which is an area that we’ve really been working hard to restore.” Thom explains that a rainfall occurring when there was fry in this section of the river caused storm drain runoff and subsequently killed off the fry. “So they’re trying to determine now where the problems were coming from,” says Thom. “And this is a part of the solution.” The CVRD adds two other issues that need to be addressed, including the Cowichan Bay shellfish closure that has been in place since the 1970s due to contamination, and general water quality problems related to cumulative impacts of turbidity, nutrients, and bacteriological contamination, particularly in the lower Cowichan and Koksilah Rivers.

“Those are the issues that led us to establish our two water quality targets,” said Rob Hutchins, co-chair of the Cowichan Watershed Board, along with Chief Harvey Alphonse. “Simply stated, the first target is clean water. We need to meet provincial standards for surface water quality.” “The second is to be able to eat shellfish from the Cowichan estuary by 2020,” said Chief Alphonse. “The clam beds in Cowichan Bay are incredibly productive but the clams aren’t safe to eat — it’s shameful. Those clams are the canary in the coal mine. When we can eat them again we will have come a long way toward cleaning up this magnificent watershed.” “An extensive sampling program will be conducted during the key periods of summer low flow and the fall flush,” said Thom. “The water samples collected by volunteers will be tested for total suspended solids, turbidity, metals, nutrients, and microbiology in order to quantify ecosystem health. The third year [of the study] will combine all data into a comprehensive water quality plan.” Testing began in mid August.

Council looks to high-vis cross walks as part of town revitalization plan Tamu Miles Gazette Editor

At their Aug. 7 meeting, mayor and council discussed the option of replacing standard cross walks along South Shore Road with high visibility, high durability, cross walks. Coun. Tim McGonigle gave a report to council regarding a trip he and superintendent of Public Works and Engineering Services, Nagi Rizk, had taken down to Victoria to witness the final application of such a cross walk, as well as his thoughts on the product. The information provided by McGonigle shows that these cross walks, called heavyduty stamped cross walks and traffic calming surfaces, is a TrafficPatternsXD product provided by Square One Paving in Victoria. The promotional information provided by Square One Paving states that TrafficPatternsXD “is an extremely durable preformed thermoplastic material that incorporates a unique aggregate-reinforced formula with unprecedented wear resistance. The result is a traffic-tough crosswalk that provides brick-like aesthetics built to last.” “It is for high visibility areas, mostly for high visibility cross walks,” said McGonigle. “The superintendent and myself discussed the possible application of this in our town improvements. That application is more expensive than the regular application.” McGonigle reported that the crosswalk he and Rizk witnessed the installation of, in Bastion Square, is a wider than normal crosswalk. The total cost for this crosswalk was approximately $4,000. McGonigle suggested looking into the experience Kelowna has had with this same product to see how viable it was and to consider any problems the city may have had with it. The folks who developed TrafficPatternsXD are from Kelowna — the company is called Hub Surface Systems. A quick perusal of their website shows that they have been developing this product for quite some time, and have had to work out some kinks along the way. “The desire for attractive crosswalks within urban streetscape redevelopments

coupled with the logic of treating the existing road surface rather than messily and expensively introducing different material such as pavers into it, drove the developers of stamped decorative asphalt to new heights in their quest to build a better crosswalk. That’s when they started playing with thermoplastic,” states the Hub Surface Systems website. “What they ended up with was no ordinary road marking kind of thermoplastic but one much thicker with very fortified properties including reinforcement with aggregate. It is a material built very much like asphalt actually; graded aggregate with specialized thermostatic rather than heavy oils. In a nutshell the road surface is prepared, preformed thermoplastic panels laid and the surface, melted onto it and finally stamped to give it texture and a most attractive finish.” “I was very impressed. It was a good day and it was interesting to watch the final application,” said McGonigle. He noted that the roundabout on King George Street is a similar product. He then turned the discussion over to the rest of the table. “We really need crosswalks in this town that define the crosswalk. There isn’t a single time that we go for a walk that cars don’t go straight through the crosswalk,” said Mayor Ross Forrest, referring to going for walks around town with his wife. “It’s scary, it really is.” He went on to say that if the product does last twice as long as conventional crosswalk marking, then it would pay for itself in the long run and that it is worth looking into. The final decision would be with the Ministry of Transportation and Infrastructure, stated McGonigle. “Having said that, with some of the improvements we are doing to decrease the pavement, perhaps some of that funding could be forwarded to one or two of these.” “At this point we don’t have all the facts of the finances,” said Rizk. “We do know that the price is three to four times of stamping the roundabout.” Council decided that they and town staff would investigate the possibility of this product further.

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Family members and friends ride bikes or walk to generate awareness of missing local man, Mo Shah, on Aug. 12.

Bike ride generates no new leads, but was successful On Aug. 12, friends and family members of Mo Shah, a Lake Cowichan resident who went missing in August of 1992, went for a bike ride down towards Skutz Falls. Shah had gone on a bike ride down towards Skutz Falls at 8:30 p.m., and was not seen again. It was well known that he enjoyed mountain biking. On the evening of his disappearance he was seen by more than one person as he parked his pick-up and rode away towards Skutz Falls. Anne Khan is Shah’s sister-in-law, and one of the organizers of the event, and though she was hoping for a bit more press coverage of the event, and possibly a few Lake Cowichan RCMP members to participate in the ride, she was none-the-less happy with the event. “I am very pleased with the exposure that we received and with the turnout for the gathering. My only regret is that I was hoping for more showing of his friends that he grew up with, and spent time with, from around the local area,” said Khan. “The news coverage and the turnout for the event were better than I ever expected. We had 38 [participants], 43 counting children. I would like to thanks all the ones that either walked or biked or met us at Skutz falls.” Though no new leads have been established, Shah’s family are hoping that other witnesses, who may have seen Shah that evening 20 years ago, will step forward and talk to local RCMP at 250-749-6668.


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Local Appollos Tournament cancelled after 30 years Tamu Miles Gazette Editor

After 30 years of organizing the Appollos Slo-pitch Tournament, Mayor Ross Forrest has decided to hang up his glove, so to speak. The tournament has helped to raise funds for various charities and initiatives over the years and the resulting visitors it brought to Cowichan Lake has spun off into revenue for local businesses. “I’m sad to see the tournament not happening,” said Forrest. “It brought a lot of money into the community. Especially, as a lot of businesses tell me, it was their busiest weekend of the year.” Forrest says there are a couple reasons for not continuing with the tournament. “The Appollos hockey team has not been together for the last two years now, it folded before the ball tournament, and we kept going to get to 30 years,” said Forrest. “Also, there is not a lot of commitment from team members” without there being a hockey team.

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Appollos Hockey Club members from the past 40 years pose for a photo, during the Cowichan Lake Sports Arena’s grand re-opening alumni game, March 12, 2011.

One of the reasons the hockey team folded was the commitment requiring them to play in the Victoria hockey league as well as the expense involved in doing so. The Appollos’ hockey organization once ran the whole thing itself, but different parts of the tournament had

been handed over to other teams and community groups for assistance. The 1/2 Cutz, for example, looked after the beer garden while the Appollos concentrated their efforts on the tournament dance. However, the slo-pitch tournament never had a problem attracting other

teams. “Last year we had approximately 30 teams,” said Forrest. “Over the years the numbers have changed so much.” He says those numbers fluctuated between six in the beginning to 93 at one point, before declining again to more manageable numbers. “Organizing the tournament is an awful lot of work,” said Forrest. He added that it is more than just organizing the teams and creating a schedule, there is also the fact that the tournament is played at all the ball fields around the lake, including Lake Cowichan, Mesachie, and Youbou. Then there is the organizing of the food concession. “For the last few years we’ve contracted the concession out to the new grads as a fundraiser. We tried to spread it around so everyone benefits,” he said. One thing is for sure, the Appollos Tournament will surely be missed.

Back to school shopping on a budget Tamu Miles Gazette Editor

The countdown to Tuesday, Sept. 4, the beginning of a new school year, has begun and many parents are thinking about the dreaded school supply shopping that must be done. Students from Palsson or A.B. Greenwell will have brought home school supply lists with their last report cards in June. For those going into the middle school, Lake Cowichan Secondary has school supply lists posted on their website at sd79.bc.ca/groups/lcss/. “For the Grade 9 and 10s, supplies are more general,” says LCSS head secretary Dianne Martin. “If there is something special they need, the teachers will let them know.” For those families who are struggling financially, the annual school supply shop can be a little challenging. And though there is no program that is specifically designed to help these families out in the Cowichan Lake area, either through the food bank or Community Services, there are some ways in which the schools, and the various Parent Advisory Councils, can help. “The school will help to supply [these students],” says Martin. “There is a lot left in the lockers at the end of the year.”

She lists new and used binders, paper, pens, and much more. “All of this is made available in the learning resource room. If parents are having a hard time financially, they can come to the school confidentially and speak with one of the administrators to get help with supplies for their kids,” says Martin. Martin also notes that the Bargain Shop in Lake Cowichan often has prices on school supply items that are comparable to large Duncan stores and that Island Pharmacy often has sales. Belinda Waller, PAC chair at Palsson Elementary, says that though they do not currently have a program set up to help these families, they do try to help in other ways. “About three years ago . . . the cost of agendas was cut from the budget and the PAC started paying [for them],” says Waller, adding that at least this is one less cost for parents. She also mentioned that Palsson offers parents the option of purchasing school supplies through the school at the end of the school year in June for the fall semester. The cost for Kindergarten students is approximately $20, and all for all other grades it is approximately $25. A.B. Greenwell also offers this service.

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For those families who have just moved into the area, it is recommended that you call the school to see if your family qualifies for this program, even though it is late in the year. Here are a few other helpful hints for the beginning of the school year. To find out about schools in your neighbourhood, call the district office at 250748-0321 after Monday, Aug. 27. Bus route schedules can be found at the district website sd79.bc.ca. It is recommended that families check the schedule as some routes have changed. Full-day kindergarten will be offered at all schools in the district. Register by contacting the school before Aug. 31. However, if this is not possible, parents can register their children on opening day. New students must register at schools between Monday, Aug. 27, and Friday, Aug. 31 from 9 a.m.–12 p.m. All middle school and high school students will be dismissed three hours early on opening day. For new LCSS students, parents are advised to contact the school as soon as possible to make an appointment to register. Students must be registered and course assignments resolved before the first day of classes. For more information, go to the District website sd79.bc.ca.

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Drivers, get some road sense We are nearing the end of summer and still have one more long weekend to go before school begins and the regular routine of life gets back into full swing. This means one more weekend of busy roads and parking lots in downtown Lake Cowichan as tourists and locals alike make their way to the river, the lake, or the campgrounds that surround the area. With this in mind, I would like to remind everyone out there, especially those with an N on the back of their vehicles, to slow down and be considerate of others on the road. I have a few pet peeves I would like to vent, and I’m sure that others out there would have a few to add. Number one: Don’t tailgate me. I’m not a slow driver, so I know I’m not causing you to be late for your appointment in Duncan, or God forbid, your party date out in Port Renfrew, so have some patience and back off. Number two: Don’t pull out making a left hand turn when there are cars approaching from

either direction. If you know you only have seconds to make the turn without causing an accident, wait until the coast is clear. If there is no-one behind me, giving you full clearance within a matter of moments, I don’t see the need for you to endanger my life or someone else’s because you are in a rush. Number three: Use your turn signals. Slowing down to a crawl because you are trying to find the road you are looking for, but not using your turn signal to indicate your intent, is not only frustrating, it’s rude. If you’re a tourist, you might want to consider pulling over completely and looking at your map, either on your handheld device or on good old fashioned paper. Number four: Don’t peel out in front of me in the roundabout when I have clearly gotten there before you and have myself had enough consideration to slow down to look for oncoming traffic. I’ll remember your vehicle and might not be so polite the next time. — editor@lakecowichangazette.com

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Oil refinery proposed for Kitimat A Victoria businessman is heading up a proposal to build a $13-billion oil refinery in Kitimat. By Tom Fletcher David Black, chairman and owner of Black Press, announced Friday he wants to build a world scale oil refinery at Kitimat, B.C. Black told a news conference in Vancouver Friday he is submitting an environmental assessment application to build a “world scale” oil refinery on behalf of Kitimat Clean Ltd., a company owned by Black. The application to the B.C. Environmental Assessment Office is expected this fall. The proposed refinery would be big enough to process all the diluted bitumen carried by Enbridge’s proposed Northern Gateway pipeline. Black said he has had extensive discussions with Enbridge and other players in the Canadian oil industry, but none has so far offered to back the project. Black said he will use his own money to finance the proposal through

environmental assessment, which he expects to cost several million dollars. After that, he said investors would be needed to complete it, assuming both the refinery and the pipeline receive approval. He has had preliminary meetings with Kitimat and Terrace councils, as well as the Haisla and Kitselas First Nations in the region. The proposed site is a 3,000-hectare Crown industrial property between Terrace and Kitimat. Kitimat Mayor Joanne Monaghan spoke by phone to the news conference, offering encouragement for the proposal. But Black acknowledged he does not yet have formal support from communities or investors. “I see myself as a catalyst to make this happen,” said Black, who first proposed the idea to the province and the industry seven years ago when he was chairman of the B.C. Progress Board. Black is working with Glenn McGinnis, a consulting engineer and former manager of the Ioco oil refinery in Port Moody. “We want it [the Kitimat refinery] to be the cleanest and greenest upgrading and refining site in the world,” McGinnis

said. The refinery would produce 240,000 barrels per day of diesel, 100,000 barrels per day of gasoline and 50,000 barrels per day of kerosene or aviation fuel, refined from heavy oil. Among those attending the news conference was Art Sterritt, executive director of the Coastal First Nations, a group in the Kitimat area that has strongly opposed the pipeline proposal. Sterritt disputed Black’s assertion that a B.C. refinery “solves half of the problem” with exported oil by shipping refined gasoline, jet fuel and diesel in tankers instead of heavy crude. Those products have their own risks, Sterritt said. Black pointed out that without marine shipments of those fuels, the remote coastal communities Sterritt represents would not be able to function. The lighter fuel products are still an environmental hazard, but they dissipate much more quickly and do not persist for many years like spilled heavy crude, he said. NDP energy critic John Horgan was also skeptical. “At this point, it’s a proposal without business partners and without First

Tom Fletcher/Black Press David Black shows a sample of thick bitumen from the Alberta oil sands. His proposal would keep diluted bitumen from being shipped in bulk from the B.C. coast.

Nations and local community support,” Horgan said. “It doesn’t change our position [opposing] the Enbridge Northern Gateway project.” Black said the refinery will mean nearly 6,000 construction jobs over a five-year period, 3,000 permanent jobs at the refinery and tax revenue for various levels of government.

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Local chef serving up feast from his field Tamu Miles Gazette Editor

Brock Windsor describes the upcoming Feast of Fields in Duncan as a fun air of celebration and one which gives him a chance to get off his property and out of his kitchen at the Stone Soup Inn in Lake Cowichan to see his friends. Feast of Fields is an annual food and wine festival that has raised money to support a variety of independent projects on Vancouver Island over the past 14 years. Beginning in 2011, the organization formed an ongoing partnership with Vancity and the Island Chefs’ Collaborative to create a new micro loan fund to help local farmers. Last year, FarmFolk CityFolk donated $5,000 of its proceeds from Feast of Fields to this fund. This year the festival is taking place at Alderlea Farm in Duncan on Sept. 16, from 1 p.m.-5 p.m., and Windsor plans to be there. “Everyone is there for the same reason: to eat, drink, sample things, and hang out on the farm,” he says. “It’s like a 60 or 70 course meal, with wine or beer everywhere — all included — and it’s really just a lot of fun. And it’s almost all local food too so you really get a flavour of the region.” The event does take a lot of prepara-

tion. Participants are making 900 to 1,000 portions for guests to sample, after all. In fact, Windsor was so busy preparing for his evening guests while at the same time getting ready for the festival, that he asked that the interview for this article be conducted in his kitchen so he could keep working. “But it’s not hard to find people to help because it’s just so much fun,” he said. For the feast this year, Windsor will be making deep fried strips of ham from mule-foot hogs raised on his property and originally sourced from Lasqueti Island. “They are prized for the caliber of their ham,” explained Windsor. “We raised them and did all the butchering, then we brine it for a few days and then we smoked it for two or three hours, and now I’m going to braise it for another two and half hours.” As he talked, Windsor deftly cut off excess bits of fat and etched a grid of long cut-lines along the length of the section of meat. “I saved all the fat, and I’m going to cure it and smoke it and probably fry it up crispy, and probably put it with a tomato on some bread, like a BLT or something.” Windsor has been a chef for the past 25 years, having trained at the Stratford Chef

School and worked at places such as the Sooke Harbour House, the Brentwood Bay Lodge, and on James Island for a wealthy client. He purchased the Stone Soup Inn three years ago. “It’s been a pretty educational experience, that’s for sure” he said. “[We] just love the area.” From picking wild mushrooms, such as chanterelle and lobster, to raising his own livestock and growing herbs and some vegetables in a large garden, Windsor tries to keep as much of his food local as he can partly through purchasing from the Duncan Market every week. “I can’t possibly grow all the food that I serve, so I [source from] local farms, which is awesome because they’re just so darn good here.” The festival will feature 60 Island chefs, restaurants, wineries, breweries, and producers, including 30 from the Cowichan Valley. Organizers tout the event as being one of the largest and longest-standing food and wine festivals on Vancouver Island, adding that it sells out every year. Tickets are $85 for adults, $15 for youth ages seven to 12, and children six and under are free. For more information, and to purchase tickets, visit feastoffields. com.

Public notice is hereby given that the Town of Lake Cowichan is proceeding with the disposition of land legally described as Lot 1, Cowichan Lake Land District, Plan EPP20156 in the Town of Lake Cowichan to the Vancouver Island Regional Library.  The disposition of propertywillbefornominalconsideration.  For further information regarding this matter please contacttheTownofLakeCowichanat250Ͳ749Ͳ6681.  JosephA.Fernandez ChiefAdministrativeOfficer

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57 King George St. South Lake Cowichan

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

Sunday Service 10:30am

Pastor Dale Winters

Pastor Terry Hale

Roman Catholic Congregational

United Lake Cowichan United Church

St. Louis de Montfort 60 Fern Road Lake Cowichan

10 King George Street Lake Cowichan

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March Farm: Diamond in the rough changes hands Four of Rolli’s more popular columns, first appearing in the Gazette a decade ago, will run again, as updated version’s throughout August and September. For more photos check out kaatzamuseum.ca and click on Kaatza Connections by Rolli Gunderson.

‘New Hope’ Community Church 10648 Youbou Rd, Youbou

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Courtesay Kaatza Station Museum

Early pioneers, Charlie and Edith March stand in the garden on their farm at Honeymoon Bay. Today much of the farm land is the site of March Meadows Golf Club.

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Situated near the lake on a spectacularly beautiful setting sits March Meadows nine-hole golf course, which is known as one of the most challenging courses on Vancouver Island. It has been said that the course “has the luxury of being perhaps the best drained course on the Island,” which allows golfers unrestricted use of golf carts on even the dampest of days. When Jim Peterson, Al Vance, Bud Vance, and Norm Boden bought the 149 acre March farm site around 1970 it was still being used to graze cattle much as it had been since prior to the turn of the 20th century. The pristine site must have appeared as a diamond in the rough to its original owner, pioneer Henry March, when he first viewed the land in 1887. The son of a lawyer, the English born March chose not to follow his father’s footsteps, as was expected. Instead he ventured out on his own and set sail for Canada at age 18. Eventually he found his way to the Cowichan Lake area before settling on a beautiful wilderness spot that today is known as Honeymoon Bay. It

was here that March developed the land and where he and his wife were to spend the rest of their lives. Henry March and Miss Edith Wardroper, who lived with her brother and sister-in-law across the lake beyond Youbou, were married September 1, 1893 at St. James Church in Victoria. After the marriage they returned to the homestead, which they called Deeplish and where they toiled for years “working out the problems of pioneering together,” wrote Jack Saywell in his book Kaatza: The Chronicles of Lake Cowichan. Possessing the necessary skills required by early pioneers, the Marches struggled to clear enough land in order to plant crops, raise cattle and build a home and barn. According to Saywell, March and his team of oxen, cleared and tilled the soil until it was ready to produce the necessary crops. At that time the only way in or out of the farm was by boat to the foot of the Lake (the settlement of Lake Cowichan), then a rough trail ride to Duncan’s (as Duncan was then called) and beyond. In 1900 March blazed a trail to the foot, which was used until 1916 when the trail was widened and somewhat improved, allowing wheeled vehicles (mostly stages coaches and wagons) to use the “road.” He also constructed the first telephone line in the vicinity and was to become the first lo-

cal justice of the peace. In 1908, the farm was nearly consumed by a raging forest fire that destroyed millions of feet of virgin timber stretching from Beaver Lake (situated between the town of Lake Cowichan and Mesachie Lake) to the Robertson River Valley and Gordon Bay. The Cowichan Lumber Company at Gordon Bay (near the March farm), a private residence, and some of March’s outbuildings were destroyed in the fire, which began after a camper’s fire and a slash fire merged and raged out of control. The Marches had two sons, Jack, who died in 1925 — after surviving the First World War — and Charlie, who married Alison Pollock in 1932. In 1950 the original pioneer, Henry, died at the age of 83, seven years after his wife Edith, who died at Maple Bay. In 1977 at the age of 78, their son Charlie died in Chemainus, seven years after the death of his wife Alison. A daughter and her family, and his second wife Diana survived him. The original farmhouse remains standing today while the fields that once grew Henry’s crops are home to the golf course. Much of the former farmland remains green just as the Marches had wanted. Today, 125 years after Henry March first laid eyes on his future homestead at Honeymoon Bay, one can only imagine the sheer and utter beauty that March must have seen as he gazed at his diamond in the rough. 2012 Update: Earlier this year, long time March Meadows Golf Course owners, Jim and Carol Peterson, sold the golf course.


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

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6780 3rd Street

CUTE TWO BEDROOM RANCHER Nice sized deck and partially fenced yard. Attractive kitchen & living room has wood stove to keep you warm. Located on quiet street & close to all amenities. Early occupancy possible.

$279,000

7465 Teal Court

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$169,500

40 Hemlock Street

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DOUBLEWIDE @ MILL BAY NEW LISTING

This 2 level home has a great layout with 3 bedroom, 3 bathrooms, decks front & back, stunning yard and right across from the river & the Duck Pond. Great family home near everything.

101 Park Road

$245,000

RIVERFRONT AT ITS BEST! This 6 bdrm & 4 bathroom waterfront property is big enough for the whole family + guests. Beautiful bamboo floors on the main w/kitchen designed for entertaining. Two fireplaces, large deck overlooking the river & downstairs has a separate kitchen/ laundry – could be a perfect mortgage helper. Well priced in this market.

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$476,000

53 Somenos Street

YOU CAN SEE FOR MILES NEW LISTING

9232 Kestrel

New home under construction. This rancher will be easy maintenance & ready for your weekend getaway. Pick your colors, flooring & counter tops. It’s all about the atmosphere, & this area has it all. Close to the lake, mountain & the water views. Call today. PLUS HST Drive

$259,000

PRIVATE OASIS NEW LISTING

In backyard on this nearly quarter acre property. Mature trees, 2 ponds & an arbor covered in grapevines. The home has beautiful fir floors & an updated bathroom with tile floors. Priced to sell!!

96 Comiaken Avenue

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

120 Lake Park Road

This 1400 sqft rancher is located on 1.29 flat acres in a quiet area surrounded by other acreages. Needs some TLC but has huge potential.

Large living room for entertaining, nice cedar ceiling in bathroom, new roof, paint & newer flooring. Backyard has small workshop & fenced for your pets.

$169,900

34 Hemlock St

$289,000

$259,000

1328 Carlton Drive

IT’S ALL ABOUT THE POTENTIAL! NEW LISTING

INVESTOR ALERT!

First time offered for sale in over 50 years. Three levels, 4 bedroom home located on .89 of an acre. Unfinished basement – 20 x 20 sq ft detached shop/garage & carport. Subdivision off an extra lot is a possibility.

$199,000

101 North Shore Rd.

Your own creek on these 10.43 gently sloping acres, which borders both the Cowichan Valley Highway & Cowichan Lake. Not far from the majestic Cowichan River for both swimming & steelhead fishing. Close to town – zoned F2 for multiple land use. Great getaway or for full time living. Owner may be willing to partially finance.

$259,000

7705 Cowichan Lake Rd.

GREAT PLACE TO LIVE! NEW LISTING

Two bedroom unit located close to downtown Duncan yet tucked away on a quiet side street. Building is in immaculate condition – great location – great price.

103-241 McKinstry Rd.

$119,000

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

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

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

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268 Castley Heights $75,000

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

10054 South Shore Rd.

$179,900

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

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

MARBLE BAY LOTS

Lot 38 Kestrel Drive $125,000 Awesome lake views from this .44 of an acre lot.

Lot 48 Widgeon Way $89,900 Privacy guaranteed when you build on this lot.

LARGE HOME WITH TONS OF POTENTIAL Lots of room to build more bedrooms as basement is partially finished. Huge covered concrete patio off back of home which is great for entertaining. Big 60 x 220 ft lot for dad to build that big shop he always wanted.

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

250 South Shore Road

BIG ACREAGE - GREAT LOCATION NEW LISTING

Lot 5 March Rd $139,900 Welcome to Paradise! Flat lot across the road from spectacular Cowichan Lake. Stunning views – great weekend getaway or full time living.

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193 MacDonald Rd.

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

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

#13-300 Grosskleg Way

$179,900

LOCATION, LOCATION

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

Close to the Cowichan River - three level Tudor style home with 4 bedrooms & 3 bathrooms. Good sized attached garageshop area & property backs onto farmland acreage. Perfect for a growing family.

8007 Greendale Road

$215,000

CUTE HOME - READY TO GO! Many updates including roof, windows, kitchen, built in vacuum & new furnace (to be installed). Nice level yard with a single car garage & full unfinished basement. This one’s a keeper!

39 Coronation Street

$189,000

$189,000

148 Comiaken Ave.

287 Grants Lake Road

$339,000

QUIET CUL DE SAC Large 5 BR home w/beautiful oak floors on main & oak cabinets in kitchen. Propane fireplace in living room & a woodstove downstairs. Off master BR & LR is huge deck overlooking the garden area, which includes built-in hot tub, fishpond & raised beds to grow vegetables. Yard is fenced, workshop in house plus 2 bay garage with additional workshop. Lots of room to grow.

243 Kwassin Cres

$339,000

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Another Fundraiser Friday at the Tube Shack Tamu Miles

On Friday, Aug. 10, Cowichan Lake Community Services was the recipient of funds donated by local business, the Tube Shack. Owner Aaron Frisby donated $150 out of monies raised through a percentage out of every tube rental during the day Friday. On the left, Carolyn Potter, a Tube Shack employee, hands the cheque to Becca Shears (right), one of the counselors at Community Services. Friday, Aug. 17, will have been the last Fundraiser Friday with a cheque being presented to the New Life Church based in Duncan. Frisby would have like to see the event carry on until Aug. 24, but he says that no other not-for-profits contacted him. There is still time. If you would like to take Frisby up on his offer, call 250-510-7433.

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Lauren Frost

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As you may be aware, Lake Cowichan’s smash hit program, Summer Nights, has been put on every Saturday evening at 6:30 p.m., since July 7. Each night, different performers are scheduled to sing, dance, or play music for the growing crowd in Central Park. However, beforehand, there is a half hour of open mic entertainment. While these spontaneous entertainers vary from week to week, there has been but one musician who has sang unfailingly on every Saturday evening. Bailey Callihoo, 15-years-old, has a passion for not only singing and guitar playing, but also for song writing. With the amount of musical artists who actually write their own songs dwindling by the decade, he feels this is a very important part of who he is as a performer. So far, Callihoo has performed nothing but his own original songs. Callihoo started playing guitar three years ago in band class. “I fell in love with bass guitar,” he said. “But they no longer offered that at the school.” So, instead,

Youth want skate park expansion

Gilbert Lewis

LAKERS CORNER About 16 years ago, a group of youth went to the town council and told them they wanted a place to ride their skateboards. As a result of their efforts, the town paid for a skate park to be built. At the time it was brand new, but now another group of youth wants the skate park to be extended. However, this group hasn’t done what the group did 16 years ago; they haven’t let the town know what they want. So, they’ll have to approach town council with a plan on how to raise money for an expanded skate park. The group has a list off issues they would like the town to know about concerning the skate park. 1. It is too crowded. 2. The ability to perform tricks or other activities is limited.

that wants to raise money because its always better when the group who wants it, [partners with a group] with some kind of money and time [to put] into the project to show they’re committed to it,” said member of town council, Bob Day. The town would also like to be sure that the expanded park would be used. There were a couple of youth who wanted the BMX park. The town did what they asked, then the next day it was empty. According to Day, if the youth really wanted it they would be picking weeds and grass and helping to maintain it. This means it will take some good talking to convince town council to expand the skatepark. When asked how he would feel if the town was to expand the skate park, local youth, Rylan Mayea responded with, “I’d be very happy, but I’d be way happier the they made a whole new skate park.” Another youth, Carter Allen said, “Good, I guess.” The question is, if an expanded one is made, will it be used?

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Callihoo started learning how to play the classic acoustic guitar. It wasn’t long after that that Callihoo started writing songs. Song-writing, he says, is the best way he can express himself. His very first song was called Give it All. His inspiration for this song was simply life itself. “My inspiration was how I learned that life will take everything you have, and leave you with nothing, so you might as well just give it all and take the rocky path of life, and love it anyway.” Callihoo muses. It is, indeed, a talent to be able to fit in someone else’s shoes. Though Callihoo is only a teenager, he sings songs about lonely men, and lovers in complex situations. His talent is truly outstanding. Since Give it All, Callihoo has written many more songs — too many to count. In fact, he has written the titles of as many of his original songs as would fit on his guitar, and still, not every song he has written would fit. Calihoo states that music is “one of the most important things in his life.” He hopes to pursue the performing arts as a career choice. His musical role models include Kenny Chesney and Brad Paisley. “I like how their music is down to earth,”

Callihoo says. Callihoo will be singing his original songs Saturday, August 25th, the last night for open

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3. The fencing and barriers stop them from jumping or doing tricks. 4. It needs more to it. 5. They feel that the park is only friendly towards bikes, even though some people like to skateboard too. 6. The park is uneven. 7. It needs the sewage system re-done. However, there are issues with the town being able to expand the skate park. These include the fact that the CVRD owns the parking lot, which means a conversation with the CVRD about any expansion. And if it were to be expanded towards Centennial Park, it would go over the dirt road, which would block one of the two access points to Centennial. Then there is the fact that the town would have to pay for it, again. Other then those issues, the town has not had any problems with youth being at the skate park. At the end of the day the youth would have to convince the town council that would be a good way to spend tax dollars. “Partnerships work the best when working with a service club or a user group

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Lake Cowichan RCMP members patrol the Cowichan River near the road bridge on Saturday, Aug. 11.

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- Lake Cowichan RCMP say they have made an arrest linked to a grow operation on North Shore Road. Police raided the home on June 27 and found an undisclosed amount of marijuana plants and associated growop paraphernalia. Sgt. Voller says the man was arrested on an unrelated warrant, and his officers were working with the crown over the weekend to bring the grow-op file before the courts. - There have been no additional reports of cougar sightings since a group of young men spotted one near A.B. Greenwell Elementary School on Aug. 13, at 2 a.m.

After helping with several Tour de Rock events, Const. Steven Martindale decided it was his turn to ride

“There have been no reports of dogs or cats missing,” said Voller. “Usually when we do see [cougars] they are emaciated, but the lads said this one was large and healthy.” He could not speculate as to whether the cat is still in the area. Residents are reminded that if they do see a cougar, they should call the RCMP at 250-749-6668, or the local conservation officer at 1-877-952-7277. - New no parking signs have been installed at Little Beach, and Voller says his officers have begun enforcing them.

Report These signs have been installed so that emergency crews have access to the area. “It’s nice to be able to get down there,” said Voller, noting that in the past his officers as well as fire department and other crews have had to deal with vehicles blocking their access during the event of an emergency.

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ooke RCMP Const. Steven Martindale is one of 18 Canadian Cancer Society Cops for Cancer Tour de Rock riders who will cycle the length of Vancouver Island to raise money for pediatric cancer research next month. Originally from the Okanagan, Martindale, 39, has served with the Sooke RCMP for the last five years. After attending “How often do you and assisting get a chance to with various do something like Tour de Rock events as a this and make a police officer, difference?” Martindale became – Const. Steven interested in Martindale participating as a rider. “I was always asked, ‘When is Sooke going to have a rider?’ So I just decided, ‘Hey, I would do it,’” he said. His decision to participate was made definitive two years ago, when he had a growth removed from his head two days prior to the annual Cops for Cancer Red Serge dinner. Fortunately, the growth was later determined to be benign,

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Const. Steven Martindale chats with kids during a Tour de Rock meet and greet at the Coast Capital Savings Sooke branch. Pictured from left: Isaiah Beddows, 8, Aeron Waygood, 4, Martindale, Chase Burket, 7, and Hunter Burket, 11. which strengthened Martindale’s resolve to participate in the arduous bike ride. “How often do you get a chance to do something like this and make a difference?” Martindale asked, adding he also had plans to participate three years ago, but was unable due to a knee injury. “We’re simply just riding a bike, which is the easy part. It’s the kids who have to go through treatment, they’re the real heroes out of all this.”

Martindale has also lost an uncle and cousin, who had two young daughters, to cancer. “We’ve all lost someone, it’s kind of the one great unifier that everyone has a cancer story.” Although the Tour de Rock is a test of physical endurance, Martindale said it’s also about being part of a team, supporting a greater cause and bringing deaths from pediatric cancer down to zero. “Kids shouldn’t have to go through cancer,” he said. “Zero’s the number that

we’re striving for.” Along with regular training rides, Tour de Rock riders also attend regular events -- one of which was a visit to Camp Goodtimes in Maple Ridge, a camp for children with cancer. He said the experience was “uplifting,” as many of the children, although sick, behaved as they should -- like kids. The riders held a casinothemed fun night for the children, where many laughs were shared. To be able to give happiness back to a child who’s going through chemotherapy or cancer, is priceless, Martindale said. Although seemingly reserved and stoic, Martindale said it will be emotional once the ride begins Sept. 23. “It’ll be very emotional, too, going through all of these towns and seeing the support that perhaps the RCMP hasn’t had lately.” Tour de Rock riders will travel from Port Alice all the way down to Victoria over a 14-day span. The cyclists fundraise for their 1,000-kilometre bike ride to help raise money for pediatric cancer research and programming for children with – or who have had a history with – cancer. To make a donation, check out Martindale’s Tour de Rock page at: http://bit.ly/O0Oawp.


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Build-a-kit to prepare for the worst Tamu Miles Gazette Editor

Until Aug. 26, the Canadian Red Cross has joined forces with Walmart Canada to raise funds for disaster preparedness response. Walmart will match every $1 donation at their checkouts to the Canadian Red Cross, up to $2,000 per customer, at each of its stores. According to Sharan Dhillon, a Red Cross spokesperson, all of the funds raised in the campaign stay in the province, and in the event of a disaster, “the Red Cross would deploy volunteers as far as needed . . . no community would be left behind.” The last natural disaster to hit the Cowichan Valley was in 2009, when the Cowichan River flooded its banks in the Duncan area. The Red Cross is warning that disaster can strike anywhere, at any time, and they don’t want residents to be caught unprepared. Dhillon says that besides the basics: four litres of water per day per person, clothing, food, and a First Aid kit, there are other essential items that often get overlooked. “If you take prescription medication, get extra,” she said. “This gets missed a lot.” She also recommends an extra pair of glasses — for those who need them — mobility aids, pet food, “unless you want to give your human food to your pets,” some cash, and photocopies of personal identification. “It’s about changing how you think about things,” said Dhillon, adding that it helps to think about the very real reality that during a disaster there might not even be access to 911 emergency. Many individuals may find

themselves in a situation where they have access to only what they have on them at the time. This is why she also recommends putting together smaller kits for vehicles, separate from larger kits that should be kept in the home. These smaller kits, usually a backpack, would need to contain enough emergency rations to last at least 24 to 72 hours. Dhillon recommends that items for home kits be stored in plastic totes, and should include enough supplies to last six to seven days. The Cowichan Valley Regional District has put together an Emergency Preparedness Workbook, accessible through their website, cvrd.bc.ca, with the help of Sybille Sanderson, the CVRD’s acting general manager. This workbook gives detailed information on how to prepare yourself and your home for an emergency, suggests appropriate foods to have stored, how to deal with pets, and gives detailed maps for emergency reception centres in the Cowichan Valley. Though Walmart does carry many of the items needed for an emergency preparedness kit, these items can be sourced locally here in Lake Cowichan through retail outlets such as Irly Building Centre, Country Grocer, and I.D.A Island Pharmacy. If residents wish to make a donation to the Canadian Red Cross, but do not wish to make the drive into Duncan, they can do so by visiting the website at redcross.ca.

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Cowichan Lake Baptist Church receiving a new coat of protective stain.

Church gets a facelift For the first time since it was built in the 1980s, the Cowichan Lake Baptist Church received a new coat of protective stain this summer. “The logs were dry and in great need,” said Rev. Dale Winters. Volunteers worked one Saturday in June to sand the building, and in late July, early Aug., Geoff Holland, who is a member of the church, was contracted to come in and finish the sanding and do the painting. “It’s lovely to have it done,” said Winters. “It looks 100 per cent better. It was a major project and we got it done before the monsoon season and it’s a big relief.” The church offers community dinners on the second Saturday of every month starting at 6 p.m., and everyone is welcome. Sunday service begins at 10:30 a.m.

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Here it is, wonderful August; finally some hot sunny weather. Everything is lush and in fullgrowth and bloom. We gardeners have worked hard all spring and can finally enjoy the fruits of our labour. Many of us are busy harvesting while others are just enjoying the colour and beauty of our plants. While the heavy work is now done there are still a few jobs that need attending. One of which is watering. No plant can grow without water, but too much can be a problem as well. Lawns will need at least an inch of water once a week. If it goes a little brown, don’t worry. It will go green again in the fall when the rains return. Try to make sure to water early in the morning to avoid wasteful evaporation, to allow the foliage to dry (to reduce the possibility of disease setting in), and to stay in compliance with watering restrictions. If your soil is heavy do not allow pools of water to form on the surface because this inhibits the intake of oxygen and minerals by the roots. For borders and beds, it is important to water deeply. Watering little and often is wasteful and potentially damaging. If only the surface layer is moistened then the

roots tend to stay near the surface and will be more vulnerable to heat, cold, and drought. When hand watering, try not to blast the plants or wet the leaves as this may injure the plant. Drip method watering is the ultimate. The exceptions to deep watering are rhododendrons and azaleas since their roots are naturally shallow in the ground. When watering trees and shrubs make sure to water around their drip line — as this is where the uptake roots will be on the plant — and not against the trunk. If you have a bog garden then it is extremely important to have consistent moisture, so it is usually best to have some sort of irrigation system installed. For plants in containers you will need to check and water them just about everyday and sometimes even twice a day. Even if you have put water retentive crystals into the soil you will still have to remember to water regularly. Water the pots slowly and thoroughly until it runs out of the bottom of the container. If you go away, I do not recommend that you set the pots in buckets of water as this may lead to root rot. For the vegetable garden installing seep hoses along the rows is the best method. Other than that gentle morning watering will do. Vegetables will do best with consistent moisture. If you have a water shortage concentrate on watering any newly planted plants and your containers. Also, there are plants that will thrive in fairly dry conditions, so check your plants’ needs. Until next time, happy watering.

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Kids in the nine to 12 age category head onto the ice for the final game of the Summer Hockey Program at the Cowichan Lake Sports Arena. Kids in the six to eight age category played earlier in the morning. All kids participated in the week-long program.

Retreading the Cowichan River loop Cowichan Retreads, together with guests and new-comers, hiked one of their favourite hikes: the Cowichan River loop starting from the end of Mayo Road, just downstream from Skutz Falls. We crossed the forestry bridge and immediately found the trail head. We then moved parallel to the river in a downstream direction. After some time we climbed a steep, but short, hill and paused at the top to gather our breath and look down on Submitted David Kidd the river as it flowed down and around a large curve. We stood Bruce Champion, Cathy and Juniper Darrow admire back from the edge of an un- the river during a break. stable bank, but were grateful to Next we followed the trail that heads upsee that willows are beginning to stabilize the stream along the north side of the river. At base of the bank and vegetation is making its one point we looked down in the clear pool way up the slope. and saw a heap of cans submerged in the rivWe then wandered down a long slope er; a project for the river clean up on Aug. 25. and up and down over roots and rock until At one point the trail brought us out on the we came out onto a rocky bank on the edge Trans-Canada Trail for a short distance beof the river. In the winter season these rocks fore it once again joined the river-side trail. would be covered with water. Here we took We were skirting an eroded section of the time to check the river and wave to a couriver bank. ple who were having a picnic and cautious After some time we arrived at the group swim in the pool on the other side. Also at camp site to see park staff busy cleaning and this point some hikers took the planned river repairing the site. Here we had the luxury of clean-up to heart and gathered up discarded picnic tables to sit at and enjoy our lunch and drink cans and beer bottles. After some time friendship. we hiked down over a neat wooden bridge On toward the forestry bridge we saw a which now crosses above a trickle of water. number of tubers setting off down toward We then climbed up again and marveled at rapids and through Marie Canyon to Stoltz the rapids as we entered the Marie Canyon Pool. Then we were back at the cars; another part of the hike. trip around the loop completed. Finally the Mile 66 trestle came into Next week we plan to hike the Carmaview. Up and down over a small hill and we nah Park. Since it is a long journey we will emerged onto the trestle bridge and greeted a leave Saywell Park at 8:30 am. Contact Willa large family of visitors who were also enjoySuntjens at 250-749-4144 if you would like ing this trail. At this point we took the opporto participate. tunity for a potty break but could no longer — Submitted David Kidd enjoy the picnic table that was once there.

Kids participating in the last game of the Summer Hockey Program, hosted by Cowichan Lake Recreation, were pumped as they made their way onto the ice. From rinkside, they could be heard in the locker rooms belting out a chant and encouraging each other for a good game. The hockey program is an annual event, one which provides kids with an opportunity to learn skills, power skating, conditioning, and to participate in games, both on and off the ice. This year, there were over 70 kids participating, with approximately 75 to 80 per cent of them coming from outside the Cowichan Lake area, according to staff member Rob McFarlane. “One family came from as far away as Toronto,” said McFarlane. The program ran from Aug. 13 to 18, and catered to kids as young as six years old. McFarlane says that the main objective of the camp is to ignite passion for

the game within the kids. Steve Lingren, local sports icon — recently added to the sports wall of fame in the arena — was head instructor. Miriam Coghlan, a Lake Cowichan resident, went to the arena to watch her grandson, Ben, play in one of the final games on Friday. “Steve has a great reputation here,” said Coghlan. “He’s really good with the kids.” Coghlan says this is the first year Ben has attended the camp, as he and his family live in Nanaimo, and she was happy to have an excuse to have the family around for the week. The scores for the games on Friday were not recorded, as McFarlane says it’s more about sportsmanship and fun. “We even switched refs halfway through,” he said. “The score doesn’t matter and we wanted to take them away from the one on one.” All in all, kids had a blast and many will be returning next year.

B.C. Masters returns to Lake Cowichan for annual road race for cyclists On Aug. 18, cyclists from all over Vancouver Island and B.C. came to Lake Cowichan to participate in an Australian Pursuit style road race. This approximate 70 kilometre race started at the end of Lake Park Road where it intersects with Cowichan Lake Road. From there, cyclists made their way to Duncan, looped back along River Bottom Road, and ended at the South Shore Road end of Cowichan Lake Road. In all, it took an average of two hours to complete. Peter McCaffery was the officiator, in a volunteer capacity, and he explained that all participants in the race were in the 40 plus age category, and the start for each category is staggered by five minutes, allowing the 70-79 age category to start first. He says the Australian Pursuit “is the best way of running multi-age group events.” Many of the participants have at one time participated in major events, such as the Olympics or World Championships, but still enjoy riding. Though some of them only began cycling when they were in their mid 40s. Dave Steen, one of the organizers of the event, was once a shot putter, but trimmed down his weight in order to become a cyclist. “He’s more of a time trialist,” said McCaffery, adding that Steen would rather not deal with changing gears and altering road conditions. The Mid Island Velo Association, which organizes the event, was started by Tony Hoar. Hoar participated in

Photo courtesy of Duane Martindale

Derek Tripp crosses the finish line at this year’s B.C. Masters Lake Cowichan Road Race. Tripp finished 1st overall.

the Tour de France in 1956 on the first British team since WWII. The association puts on 50 events a year, most of which fall into the 70 km category, and are in the Nanaimo area. Derek Tripp was this years overall winner, followed by Ian Smith, Peter Stevenson, Bill Yearwood (another of the events organizers), and Roy Quade.


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SUITES, LOWER BACHELOR SUITE available immediately, hydro, wireless internet and cable included. $500 per month. Located at 1400 Alberni Hwy, Parksville. 250-954-9547 YOUBOU: 1 bdrm, furn/unfurn, garden, N/S. $600 incld hydro. Call 250-217-1173. LAKE COWICHAN: 2 bdrm bsmt suite, spacious, clean, renovated, near town/bus, W/D, quiet tenants only. $775 iclds utils. Small pet cons, N/S. Avail Sept 1. (250)642-3707.

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Wednesday, August 22, 2012

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The Inside Back: A little of this and that Hortons, Steve Carlson. The popular chain opened mid summer and Forrest was on hand to enjoy the ďŹ rst cup of coffee. Forrest says he is happy to see any new business open in Lake Cowichan and notes that there are two others that will soon be opening in town: a new East Indian restaurant in the McQuinn’s building, and another store by the post ofďŹ ce, both located on South Shore Road.

☞ Terry Fox Run Terry Fox, run, bike, or crawl — babies invited! On Sunday, Sept. 9, at 9 a.m., participants in the Terry Fox Run will be gathering at Saywell Park. Cowichan Lake Retreads Hiking Club, in partnership with Cowichan Lake Recreation, are organizing the town’s 2nd Terry Fox Run. “It’s time to dig out your runners, invite family, friends and everyone in the area,� said organizer, Jean Cozens, a Retreads member. For more information, go to Facebook and search Terry Fox Run in Lake Cowichan.

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Photo submitted by Kathryn Swan

Duncan resident Kathryn Swan submitted this photo of her grandkids and other kids from Youbou, Lake Cowichan, Cowichan Bay, and Shawnigan Lake playing on the logs at Arbutus Park on Saturday, Aug. 18. Swan says she had just returned from holidays and her grandchildren voted to take a trip out to Youbou to visit friends she still connects with from when her family lived in the town. “In spite of the cool weather, we all had a great time,� said Swan. The logs at Arbutus are a favourite spot for youth to swim from during the summer months.

☞ End of summer family BBQ Photo submitted by Greg Adams

☞ First cup at Tim Hortons Lake Cowichan Mayor, Ross Forrest (right), stands with managing partner of the new Lake Cowichan Tim

On Aug. 24, from 12 p.m.-3 p.m., Cowichan Lake Recreation will be hosting an end of summer BBQ at Arbutus Park. “Come and enjoy the sunny side of the lake before heading back to school,� say organizers.

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