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Wednesday, October 10, 2012

Authorities close river Weekend rain to the rescue?: Tuesday pulse aimed at desperate attempt to save salmon run Peter W. Rusland

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rain dance is being A lonely salmon struggles to rehearsed by make it upstream in the Cowof¿cials who ichan’s drought-stricken river released Tues- bed. day’s pulse of Cowichan Lake water into the droughtcrippled Cowichan River. Brian Houle of Catalyst’s Crofton mill — holding the river’s provincial water licence — hoped chinook salmon, in the lower river and Cowichan Bay, take the liquid bait and swim upstream to spawn. The pulse would see water from Catalyst’s lake weir boost the heritage river’s Àows from ¿ve cubic metres per second to about 14 cm/sec. “We hope by midnight tonight (Tuesday) water will be moving through the lower river, and we hope the chinook respond.” That pulse, under federal Fisheries’ direction, would be tapered to ¿ve cm/sec by Friday evening. The move comes following Friday’s decision to close the river to all ¿shing. Houle was also praying for rain, forecast for Friday, to help save chinook stocks, some of which were trucked upstream last week by Cowichan Watershed folks. “The pulse in itself may not result in movement of the ¿sh. We have control over the pulse, but not the rain.” Big rain raising river levels could also help keep Crofton’s mill open. “With a presumption of no rain by month’s end, we’d have zero storage at the lake. If we don’t get rain, the mill would shut because we need water to run it,” Houle said yesterday. “The mill would shut down sometime in November.” That would be a massive drag to North Cowichan Mayor Jon Lefebure. “It’s a huge concern for ¿sh runs, and a special concern to citizens and workers in North Cowichan if the mill has to close,” he said, pointing to potential income losses, and arid economic activity. more on page 3

 

  

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Artist Kaye Smillie creates a pencil drawing of Beverly Koski at The PORTALS at Island Savings Centre on Sept. 29 during Culture Days in the Cowichan Valley. The culture continues throughout the winter in Cowichan, and today’s News Leader Pictorial contains our second-annual Arts and Culture Guide, packed with a whole season’s worth of arts and entertainment opportunities.

Special Supplement October 2012

Chemainus woman dead after scooter collides with truck Sunlight cause: Glare appears to have been a factor after woman hit while on an outing near her care home Peter W. Rusland

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woman who died after a collision with a pick-up truck while riding her motorized scooter Thursday in Chemainus has been identi¿ed as Ruth Plester. Bright sun may have played a role in the death of Plester, 65, police said. “It appears the scooter was being driven northbound on Maple Street, and was crossing Esplanade Street in the crosswalk,” an RCMP release says of the 9:14 a.m. accident. A truck was pulling out of the parking lot near Kin Park, and turning east onto Esplanade, when the truck and the scooter collided.

Mounties found Plester unconscious with severe head injuries on the roadway. “The truck driver immediately stopped and rendered ¿rst aid. “The husband of the scooter driver was also on scene assisting with care, as he had been at Rotary Park waiting for her to arrive.” Plester was taken to the Chemainus hospital by ambulance where she was pronounced deceased, RCMP state. “The truck driver stated he was blinded by the sun, and did not see the scooter on the roadway. “A person who did not witness the collision, but arrived at the scene moments later, con¿rmed the sun was blinding from the direction of Esplanade, and may have been a contribut-

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Has anyone seen Cody Smith? It’s not unusual for Cody Smith to drop out of contact for extended periods of time. But for 1 1/2 months? Duncan/North Cowichan RCMP have issued a public plea for assistance after being contacted by Smith’s mother, Poppy Smith, on Sept. 27. “She had last spoken to her son on Aug. 18, when he said he was going to Texada Island with a

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friend, but she has heard nothing since then,” Cpl. Jon Stuart said in a media release. “It is not uncommon for Cody to go away for periods of a week or so. Cody does not have a vehicle or a cellphone. She does not think anything unusual happened to him, but is concerned about him.” Christopher (Cody) Smith is 30. He is described

as a white male, 188 centimetres tall, weighing 95 kilograms, with brown hair, hazel eyes and a brown beard. He usually wears a baseball cap and has a full “bush man’s beard” as described by his mother. Anyone with information regarding Smith’s whereabouts is asked to contact the North Cowichan/ Duncan RCMP at 250-748-5522, or call Crimestoppers at 1-800-222-TIPS (8477).

Drought could mean future aquifer issues from page 1

And this year’s drought could mean downstream impacts on potable water by 2014. “I’ve heard people with wells are seeing some systems that are low now. “I’ve also heard it’s two years from now when people will really feel (2012 drought) because it takes two years for the water to get down and regenerate the (drinking source) aquifer,” Lefebure said of weather baking other island rivers, including Cowichan’s Koksilah River. Of¿cials agree the way to slake a 2013 drought — for ¿sh, people and the mill — is to get local control, or Àexibility, of river Àows from the province. “You could store water longer for the end of summer,” the mayor explained. “Changing how the province Jon Lefebure: lets Catalyst manage the weir feel it later gives us a tool to manage at these worst of times.” Lefebure vowed Cowichan’s regional board “will work to get the (forests and lands) ministry to see Parker Jefferson this logic by next spring, as our next chance to hold Harold C. Joe strikes a simulated spearÄshing pose for a documentary being shot by Cowichan Lake and River Stewardship Society director Parker Jefferson on the water crisis in more water back.” the Cowichan River. Joe is upset Cowichan Tribes has agreed to close the river to Äshing without consulting band members. And Lake Cowichan property-owners’ fears of Àooding from stored water are “greatly exaggerated.” “It simply means water will not recede from their property as early in the summer. That’s how it operated in the past successfully. We’re not talking with colleagues about Tribes’ private talks with other for millennia. Peter W. Rusland a higher water level, just storing it longer.” local stakeholders and government agents. “We understand the water levels, but that’s not News Leader Pictorial It was a no-brainer to Cowichan MLA Bill Rout“I’m pretty upset with chief and council for our fault. ley. He met in spring with Cowichan mayors, the making the decision to shut the ¿shery,” Joe told “They released (Cowichan Lake) water in June ative ¿sherman Harold C. Joe is regional chairman, and Cowichan Tribes’ agents the News Leader Pictorial of Friday’s federally and July, and now we’re taking the hit,” said Joe, upset about what he called Cowworried about possible summer drought. ordered closure following a Cowichan Roundtable who made the ¿sh-based ¿lm Wisdom Of The ichan Tribes’ lack of consultation Routley said he mentioned the plan to the minmeeting that day. River. with band members before backing ster, whom Routley said has power under B.C.’s Joe wished elders had held a community gatherHe’s now talking to some 100 ¿shermen in varithe closure of the Cowichan River to Water Act to take action on community environing, and aired options that could have included ous reserves spanning Somena, Boys Road, the all ¿shing last Friday. mental concerns about drinking water, ¿sh and leaving chinook alone and allowing what he called Flats, Comeakin, Quamichan, and other ¿ shermen The decision answered the river’s critical drought sewage treatment. “selective ¿shing” of coho and maybe chum. off reserve. conditions. “I hope they’ll sit and talk with us and allow us “Fishermen see lots of coho and chum out there,” Still, tap talks continue between the Cowichan Now the local ¿lmmaker and salmon ¿sherman Valley Regional District and Victoria. something,” Joe said of the band’s traditional time he said of the Cowichan Bay estuary and loweris canvasing local Aboriginal ¿sherman toward “We need a better system in place to make adjustriver areas. requesting a meeting with Chief Harvey Alphonse of feasting. ments brought forward in the spring.” Alphonse and band spokespeople were unavail“Why not let us go in for two or three days?” and council. MP Jean Crowder agreed, citing climate change able for comment by deadline Tuesday. The closure affects harvesting between CowA meeting date — about possibly seeking a threeand wacky weather. “All we can safely predict is Joe said the salmon feast has been part of his life ichan Lake’s weir to Cowichan Estuary’s tidalday ¿shing window — was pending as Joe talked that things will be unpredictable.” for decades, and part of Cowichan people’s culture water boundary.

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Outbuildings destroyed in weekend Äre Peter W. Rusland

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hree outbuildings are toast at a Rosedale Road residence after Saturday evening’s ¿re. Cowichan Bay ¿re¿ghters hustled to the property down a long, dark road after calling Duncan ¿re hall for tanker-truck back-up, said Cow Bay’s chief Ken Bulcock. “The homeowners were present and smelled smoke, and found an outbuilding was on ¿re,” Bulcock said of the 7:15 p.m. blaze suspected to have been sparked by electrical issues. “We had to do a water shufÀe because the nearest hydrants are eight to 10 kilometres away. It was at one of the farthest ends of the district,” he said, noting there are ponds in the area for use but tankers were preferred. “He’s just lucky his house never went up.” The main home did receive some cracked windows while other items melted due to the intense heat. Police and ambulance paramedics were also called, but there were no injuries. The homeowners tried to battle the ¿re with a garden hose and extinguishers, but the blaze in three connected outbuildings proved too much, Bulcock explained. “We arrived on scene in 10

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Cowichan Bay Äre chief Ken Bulcock (centre) directs crew action as Saturday night’s remote Äre razes three outbuildings at a Rosedale Road home. minutes, and had it knocked down in about 40 minutes,” he said of the building believed to be insured. Meanwhile, where there’s smoke, there’s usually ¿re. But the Crofton Fire Department found that wasn’t the case Monday evening on Barnes Road. “It smoked up the area pretty good so they called it in as a possible structure ¿re,’’ said Crofton ¿re chief Lee Burridge. A neighbour called the ¿re department, but it just turned out to be a chimney ¿re.

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Duncan poised to turn on the juice in March Charge it: Four electric car charging stations citybound, along with a handful of others across the valley

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Trust fund set up to help burned-out family

FUTURE SHOP – Correction Notice On page 12 of the October 5 flyer, the "Add Microsoft Office for only $79.99 to any PC or Mac" Promotion (WebCodes: 10145418 / 10155543) was advertised with an incorrect price. Please be advised that the CORRECT price for this promotion is $99.99. We sincerely apologize for any inconvenience this may have caused our valued customers.

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trust account has been established to help a local family left homeless during last week’s ¿re near Cowichan Bay. Cowichanians can donate at any Scotiabank branch to help Barry and Linda Palmer’s family after the Sept. 27 midnight blaze leveled their Aros Road abode. The inferno may have claimed one of the Palmers’ two cats, said friend Tim Hale, though the family’s six Newfoundland dogs, bred by Barry, were unharmed. Hale was heartened by local generosity.

NOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARING OFFICIAL COMMUNITY PLAN AMENDMENT BYLAW NO. 3564 ZONING AMENDMENT BYLAW NO. 3565 Applicable to Electoral Area I – Youbou/Meade Creek

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FireÄghters battle a Sept. 27 blaze on Aros Road that left the Palmer family homeless. “Family and ¿nds are coming out of the woodwork,” he told the News Leader Pictorial Friday. “They’re staying at a neighbour’s

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At the public hearing, all persons who deem their interests affected by the proposed amendments will be afforded an opportunity to be heard or to present written submissions on matters contained therein, before representatives of the Regional Board. Prior to the public hearing, written comments on the bylaws may be faxed to 250-746-2621, e-mailed to ds@cvrd.bc.ca, or mailed and/or deposited at the Regional District of¿ces up to 4:30 p.m. on the day of the hearing. For further information, please call Dana Leitch, Planner II, Development Services Division, at 250-746-2620. The public hearing is to be held by Director P. Weaver, Director I. Morrison and Director M. Dorey as delegates of the Board. A copy of the Board resolution making the delegation is available for public inspection along with copies of the amendment bylaws as set out in this notice. Copies of the proposed amendment bylaws and relevant support material may be examined at the Regional District Planning & Development Department of¿ce, 175 Ingram Street, Duncan, BC, from Wednesday, October 3, 2012, to Thursday, October 18, 2012, between the hours of 8:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., Monday through Friday, excluding Monday, October 8, 2012, being the Thanksgiving Day Statutory Holiday. Phone: (250) 746-2500 Fax: (250) 746-2513 Email: cvrd@cvrd.bc.ca Website: http://www.cvrd.bc.ca


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More here to be thankful for than you think

Taking the long view at what we have: A look at how your lifestyle stacks up world wide

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or many of us, the Thanksgiving weekend can be a bit of struggle. We look around and see so many things around us that could be better, and that can make being thankful a chore. Maybe this can help. As you struggle with the waste, or the reductions, or the politics of our school system, consider that fully 99 % of Canadians can read. Constrast that with Mali, an African nation where three of four people cannot. Concerned about our gray wave — the Some perspegrowing number of aging Canadians tive for the and the strain that puts on our health care system? Turn your gaze to African Thanksgiving nation of Swaziland. While the average pessimists Canadian can expect to live to the age of 80, the average resident of Swaziland will not see 40. The price of making ends meet got you down? While Canadians have more than $40,000 in purchasing power per capita, in Zimbabwe — even adjusted for the relative cost of living — that number is $487. Angry about the state of the Cowichan River? With a supply of 3,300 cubic kilometres of water per year, 100 % of Canadians have easy access to potable water. In Afghanistan the number is 13 %. Concerned about censorship? Reporters Without Borders gives Canada a rank of -5.67 on its press freedom scale. The best country (Finland), scores a -10 in a rating where the lower the number, the freer you are. North Korea scored 141. Finally, if you are worried about the future of your children, consider that ¿ve out of every 1,000 children born in Canada will die while still a child. Terrible as that sounds, it is the 16th best number in the world. In Chad, the number is more than one in ¿ve.

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

This we like It wasn’t that long ago when homelessness was our hidden issue. Thanks to the hard work of many, Cowichanians now have a shelter dedicated to transitioning our homeless out of the bush and back into society. But even though awareness is better, the issue remains. So we salute Social Planning Cowichan and its supporters for a pair of events scheduled this week. Let’s get this issue solved.

Residents are asked to donate blankets and tarps for the homeless between 3 and 6 p.m. Thursday at Charles Hoey Park.

It hasn’t been the best of beginnings for Cowichan’s two marquee hockey teams. The Cowichan Capitals have begun the season with just two victories in their first 10 starts. The Kerry Park Islanders have now played 10 games as well. They have yet to win a game. Hockey fans need to cross their fingers and hope the young players on each team can grow.

The day my brother took his life back from ALS Patrick Hrushowy

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eath, even when it is expected, is never fun. It’s not even fun when that death represents a heroic victory of extraordinary proportions. My older brother passed a couple of weeks ago and is now “He saw himself ¿nally free of the silent and insidious encroachfacing a future ments on his life from of having a ALS (Lou Gehrig’s disease). fully-active mind My brother, Chris locked in a body (the family called him Chick), was a retired serendered mostly nior executive from the non-functional. pots-and-pans business. You have probably purchased his goods

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sometime during the past few decades at any of Canada’s major retailers. He even scored big with a cooking system that sold extremely well over the Shopping Channel. There was no business challenge too big that he couldn’t successfully take on. He was truly a self-directed man. Then, along came ALS. True to form, the disease took an enormous amount of diagnosis to ¿nally con¿rm what was going on. And again, true to form, his death came about two years from con¿rmed diagnosis. Chick pushed back against the limitations ALS was imposing on his body; he simply wasn’t going to unnecessarily restrict his life, even though he was largely con¿ned to a wheelchair. He travelled, he went to the opera, he dined out with his wife on frequent occasions and he was eternally grateful for the help he got from staff at restaurants and taverns where they bent over backward to accommodate him.

More recently, the ALS was getting the best of him. He couldn’t really eat on his own; even a short walk to the bathroom became more than he could do. He needed assistance in breathing; especially to sleep. In short, he saw himself facing a future of having a fully-active mind locked in a body rendered mostly non-functional by ALS. As far as he was concerned, this was not life. My self-directed brother took matters into his own hands and did all that was required in a legal sense to give himself control over his end-of-life scenario. His doctor was onside, as was his case worker. All that was left was to get himself into a care facility. Ensconced in a palliative ward in a Toronto hospital, Chick prepared himself for his own end. We said goodbye over the phone and he told me to be looking for a new star in the

COWICHAN LEADERS sky — that would be him. I told him he had better get in touch somehow to tell me the coordinates so that I knew where to look. Before hanging up I said: “See you around.” He chuckled and said “Yeah.” A few days later he executed his plan — he refused all food and water. Less than 36 hours later he was gone, an indicator of how enfeebled he had become. He spent his ¿nal hours in the company of his family, quietly reminiscing about their lives together. Damn, am I ever proud of him! Patrick Hrushowy is the president of the Cowichan Valley constiuency association of the B.C. Liberal Party. Email him at phrushowy@shaw.ca


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Should Victoria order a byelection to replace Cowichan’s Äred school trustees? “There’s no need to spend the money, and do all the stuff that goes into a school-board byelection. The trustees blew it the first time. They knew their legalbudget mandate, and didn’t do what was expected.

“Yes. I think we’d have more say. One man (B.C. trustee) sitting up there ruling like God doesn’t cut it.”

Wally Head, Cowichan Bay

Karen Wade, North Cowichan

What do you think? Log on to www.cowichannewsleader.com and answer our Question of the Week. Results will be published in our next edition.

Your voice needed to protect water

Painting over mural sends wrong message about our community

Dear editor With water levels in the Cowichan dangerously low, now is the time for citizens to raise their voice to decision makers to ensure this doesn’t happen again. This is why we created a petition at OneCowichan.ca for people to tell Minister Steve Thomson to act quickly. He was asked to remedy this situation some months ago, but chose not to, and now we must all weigh in if he is to realize the Cowichan Valley needs something better. Matt Price

In my opinion: Mural a chance for Duncan to embrace community

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am saddened and surprised to hear about a decision to cover the stunning mural by young local artist Cyrus Genier that extols This is art, we should embrace it the glorious message: “Community?” Dear editor Certainly you are aware Duncan struggles I have followed with some interest the discuswith a bi-polar reputation. Certainly your aim is to sions and rants about the urban art, — locally disencourage the pendulum to swing toward anything paragingly referred to as ‘graf¿ti’ — by the young that will attract new residents — a vibrant and excitartist Cyrus Genier. I do hope there are some good ing landscape — and new investment, to this town. photos of his work taken before it is destroyed, On one hand ‘Drunken Duncan’ is seen to outsidbecause I believe there are many communities ers as merely a pit stop, devoid of character, where that would be very happy to have it, and he will island travellers can gorge themselves on a veritable likely ¿nd buyers for his time and efforts in the feast of fast food junk. On the other hand, the insider future. It would never have occurred to me, or to Andrew Leong has heard the heartbeat of this community — a place most of the artists and building owners we know, Grade 1 student Charles Dowdeswell takes advantage of a climbing apparatus during the Bench Elementary School alive with artists, musicians, dancers and activists. that one would have to apply to a city council for PAC’s grand opening of the new accessible community playground on Monday, Oct. 1. They, and other newcomers, are looking for a permission to create art on an existing building, or place that welcomes character, free-thinking, youth, council members are any more quali¿ed to judge have been seen and admired by visitors from all lead to random rogue muralling across town? and innovation. Local young people are looking a work of art than a building owner (an exception over the world. One has even been written about That’s a highly unlikely scenario. Let’s stop try- for reasons to believe Duncan is changing rapidly may occur in theme communities like Chemaiin a major U.S. newspaper. ing to over-think, and over-control, and instead enough for them to consider staying on after gradunus, where they have a formal art committee and The style of art that is the focus of the conwelcome and celebrate the creativity, artistry and ation. All of these people live, breathe, and spend a cohesive image they are trying to abide by in troversy is one increasing in acceptance and energy that is found within our own citizens. I their hard-earned money, in Duncan. the core area). Common sense should tell us no appreciation all over the world, except, it would urge council to work toward a win-win solution, When I moved here, I was surprised to see property owner is going to allow anything on seem, in Duncan. Even staid old Victoria now treating this as the unique case that it is. evidence on many corners that Duncan was, indeed, his or her building that could negatively affect Ted Wright has numerous examples of graf¿ti, or urban art progressing. I found many a young family in my the value of it, and in a public place, would in prominent locations. In major centres, and Cowichan shoes, building a life here, and, above all, building know that any image considered pornographic cities on this continent, in Europe and elsewhere community. or overtly violent is not going to work either, one can even ¿nd art galleries that specialize in This news shatters that perspective. It seems the SD79 byelection would hurt stability greatest particularly in a small community. this new art form. error on Genier’s part was to bruise the egos We have produced a number of major murals, In a way, the ‘graf¿ti’ in this particular piece of Dear editor of city councillors by not allowing them to choose Is there another way? When the majority of all in sizes that would dwarf this work, without art owes almost as much to ancient artists as to what style of art adorned that otherwise ghastly wall. trustees on the board of Education voted to any more than a couple of very preliminary modern street artists, with the graceful lettering Perhaps graf¿ ti art is not for everyone. Heck, it’s sketches of a few of the elements involved, done paying homage to the ornate caps that graced the submit an illegal, de¿cit budget, we all knew not even really my cup of tea (although I must say, for the building owners who commissioned the ¿rst word in the ¿rst chapters of the much loved the consequences. In fact, the trustees in minor- this particular mural is far more beautiful than any ity were loud and clear the community would pieces. One was granted federal funding to start illuminated bibles. other graf¿ti mural I recall). But towns and cities the lose its representation and voice. The majorthe project with no drawing whatsoever. No one C Johnston world over have long recognized that, rather than ity stated they were prepared to live with the knew what they would look like until they were Crofton have vandals spraypaint lewd or violent messages consequences. We now have an experienced, completed, and the creation process, with time on public walls, graf¿ti art offers an avenue for knowledgeable of¿cial trustee. Is there a way involved ranging from three months to more expression that is not only necessary, but can be very than a year, became part of community life, with Don’t throw mural out with bathwater that community voice can be incorporated positive. Dear editor into decision-making without a byelection? people visiting weekly and sometimes daily, to And here’s news: Graf¿ti art is a recognized art I want to express my support for the mural A byelection would cost the district about check on progress. None needed to be approved form; It’s avant-garde, and it’s very cool. According recently painted by Cyrus Genier. While not $125,000 to $150,000, money that would have by council, although council members certainly to urban clothing designer Marc Ecko, “Graf¿ti is generally a fan of graf¿ ti art, I ¿ nd this example to be taken out of our classrooms. It would knew about them and supported the effort. All tto be quite pleasing; it adds wonderful vitality destabilize the system again when it has barely without question the most powerful art movement in recent history and has been a driving inspiration tto what was a dead space, and af¿rms a concept stabilized after the de¿cit budget crisis. throughout my career.” tthat is fundamental to Duncan’s existence: Candace Spilsbury As Genier has showcased, it can also be extremely ccommunity. I would ask council in this case to Former SD79 board chair. beautiful and af¿rming for this community. I nnot throw out the baby with the bathwater; here understand his artwork has the unanimous support “Should hunting licences be allowed for Roosevelt elk iis an opportunity to af¿rm life and art in our More letters online of all the local businesses in that particular part of the damaging crops?” m midst, and to embrace artistic variety. Chetown, and he aptly chose the location between the You answered: (85 votes) m mainus has rebuilt its identity around a certain Also, read fresh stories every day and share Community Farm Store and the Cowichan Green hhistorical style of mural, but Duncan can afford 63 per cent NO your thoughts immediately through the comCommunity. tto be a little more dynamic and progressive ments function. I’m sure I am not alone when I urge Duncan w with its street art. Yes, it may not have arrived To vote on the next Question of the Week, log onto the at cowichannewsleader.com council to please reconsider its initial decision, and tthrough the of¿cial channels, but it exists, and web poll at www.cowichannewsleader.com to acknowledge and celebrate Genier’s unique and iit enhances our community space. Will it really positive contribution to this community. Forward-thinking and progressive councilors will recognize this unique local talent and will capitalize on his gifts for the bene¿t of the entire community. Remember The Little Town that Did? Here’s a modern adaptation, handed to us on a silver platter, Here are some tips: Keep it short — 300 words or less; Keep it local — letters raised in We want to hear your opinion on just about any matter of local interest. to further revitalize this town and to celebrate the response to issues raised in our pages get top priority; Keep it clean — attack the issue, Here’s how to send it to us: contribution that our young artists can make in creatnot the individual. • Email your thoughts to editor@cowichannewsleader.com ing a legacy, and in generating more tourism and You must include your full name, home community and a phone number where we can • Mail your letter to Unit 2, 5380 Trans-Canada Highway, Duncan B.C., V9L 6W4 reach you during office hours. Addresses and phone numbers will not be published. • Fax it to us at 250-746-8529 investment dollars for Duncan. Cowichan Station

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Crystal Sawyer moved to Duncan two years ago when she heard the Cowichan Valley heartbeat.


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NOTICE OF AREA “E” COMMUNITY PARKS MEETING DATE: PLACE: TIME:

Tuesday, October 23, 2012 Sahtlam Fire Hall 4384 Cowichan Lake Road, Duncan, BC 7:00 p.m.

Electoral Area “E” – Cowichan Station/Sahtlam/ Glenora residents are invited to attend the above noted Community Parks Meeting to discuss the design and development of your new local Community Park (located directly across from the Sahtlam Fire Hall). For further information please contact Graham Gidden, Parks & Trails Planner, in the Parks & Trails Division, at the CVRD by telephone at 250-746-2620, by email at ggidden@cvrd.bc.ca or at the CVRD of¿ce located at 175 Ingram Street, Duncan, BC.

Conference unlocks the secrets of Understanding Children Maeve Maguire

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acts, food, fun, and friends. That is what attendees can look forward to at the second annual Success by 6 conference with this year’s theme Understanding Children. Cindy Lise, Regional Coordinator for Cowichan’s Success by 6 program, said it is a day dedicated to honouring parents. “You can go to conferences for tractor tire parts or bee pollen, but there is not a lot offered just for parents. This is a fun and information day out for parents.” Not just parents, but anyone who spends time with young children: educators, grandparents, and caregivers are invited too. Attendees can look forward to four workshops on topics ranging from how to build a nutritional-yet-affordable grocery list to understanding your preschooler’s behaviour. Snacks, beverages and lunch are included. There is entertainment during the lunch break

FAITH Phone: (250) 746-2500 Fax: (250) 746-2513

Email: cvrd@cvrd.bc.ca Website: http://www.cvrd.bc.ca

We are a progressive, ecumenical, interfaith community rooted in the Christian tradition.

Sundays 10:00 am Childrens’ program for all ages

Ask us about: Sunday School Jazz Vespers, Labyrinth Chant & Meditation 985 Shawnigan Mill Bay Rd, Mill Bay (beside Frances Kelsey School) www.sylvanunited.ca admin@sylvanunited.ca

250-746-6262 www.stpeter-duncan.ca

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ANGLICAN CHURCH

Pentecostal Assemblies of Canada LAKE COWICHAN CHRISTIAN FELLOWSHIP 57 King George Rd. Sunday 10:30 a.m. Celebration, Kids Church (3-11 yrs) Tuesday 7:00 pm-Bible Study Friday 7:00 pm Rev -Youth Group Gr 6-12

463 Ypres St., Duncan Sunday School for all ages: 9:15am Sunday Morning Service :10:30am Master Clubs Children's program : Thursday 6:30pm Mid-Week Service : 7:00 pm

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Children’s Church (age 12 & under)

9:15 a.m. Remembrance Meeting 11:00 a.m. Family Bible Hour & Sunday School 6:30 p.m. Evening Service

For information 746-5408 5070 West Riverbottom Rd., DUNCAN

SUNDAY WORSHIP SERVICE 10:00 A.M. FRIDAY KIDS CLUB Returns Sept.. FRIDAY YOUTH 7:30 P.M. FOR MORE INFORMATION PLEASE CONTACT:

PASTOR GERRY WALL 746-8457

www.cowichanspiritualistchurch.com

Duncan United

United Church of Canada (Corner of Ingram & Jubilee)

“Shed the light of a boundless love on every human being whom you meet…”

To learn how the Baha’is are working toward building unity and peace or to attend a tranquil, devotional gathering call 748-6996 www.bahai.org

Willow St. at Alder

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Visitors Always Welcome 931 Trunk Road, 748-1423 Pastor: Rev. Peter Lewis

The ANGLICAN CHURCH of ST. JOHN THE BAPTIST 3295 Cobble Hill Rd. Office 250-743-3095 COBBLE HILL

Nourish Your Mind... Nurture Your Spirit www.stjohnscobblehill.ca

DUNCAN CHRISTIAN REFORMED CHURCH

Corner of Trunk & Campbell

chemainusunitedchurch.ca

SUNDAY SERVICES: 9:00 AM - Contemporary service 11:00 AM- Traditional service with choir

A progressive faith community, nurturing peace, working for justice, exploring and celebrating our faith together. “We warmly welcome you” www.duncanunited.org admin@duncanunited.org

250-246-3463

A Community of Compassion & Hope

Sunday Celebration Contemporary Liturgical at 10 am Taize Service 7 pm First Sunday of the month

746-6043

Welcomes You! Family Worship & Children’s Program Sundays 10:30 am

Sunday: 10:00 am Family Praise & Worship

Community Welcome Saturday Night Alive 7:00 pm Shawnigan Com Centre Pastor Terry Hale 250-701-5722

SUNDAY:

The Mercury Theatre 331 Brae Road, Duncan SUNDAY SERVICES 11 am Rev. Patricia Gunn - 748-0723

Duncan Pentecostal Church

SOUTH COWICHAN CHRISTIAN FELLOWSHIP

BRAE ROAD GOSPEL CHAPEL

COWICHAN SPIRITUALIST CHURCH OF HEALING & LIGHT

CHEMAINUS UNITED CHURCH

250.743.4659

“Come Celebrate Life With Us”

5800 Church Rd. (off Maple Bay Road) OfÀce Hours Tues.-Fri. 9 am - 1 pm,

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The upcoming Understanding Children parent conference in Duncan has the same goals as last year’s conference debut — helping you do what’s best for your little one.

SYLVAN UNITED CHURCH

St. Peter’s Anglican Services Sunday 8:00 am & 10:00 am Thursday 10:00 am

and displays from organizations informing parents about what is available to them in the community. Lise encourages parents to attend the conference because she recognizes how dif¿cult parenting can be. “No parent comes with a degree. The world is full of information on what to do as a parent and how to do it. Here’s a place where you can connect with some of our brightest local people in the ¿eld of early-childhood education. If you can pull one trick out of the hat, you can make your day that little bit easier.” The event takes place at the Island Savings Centre on Saturday, Oct 27. Registration closes Oct 12. The cost is $20 for one person, $35 for two parents from the same family. Babes in arms are welcome. Financial assistance is available for whom the registration fee is a barrier. A childcare subsidy is available for those who require it. Contact Lise at cindylsuccessby6@shaw.ca or visit cowichankids.ca to view the conference brochure.

CHRISTIAN SCIENCE

Worship Services 10am & 7pm

(off Sherman)

Sunday School for Children Info for Church Ministries call: Phone 748-2122 Church ofÀce open 9-12pm Mon-Fri Email: crc.duncan@shawcable.com www.duncancrc.org Walt Vanderwerf, pastor

Society, 6118 Lane Rd. Duncan (250) 709-3630 (lv. message) Sunday Service 10:30 am Sunday School (teaching 10 commandments /Lord’s Prayer)

Testimony Meetings ( 1 hr) 2nd Wed. of Month 12:30 pm 4th Wed. of Month 7:00 pm www.christianscience.bc.ca Sentinel Radio Program on AM 650, Sundays 8:30 am

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SHAWNIGAN 1603 Wilmot Rd. Sundays: 10:00 a.m. Ph. 743-4454 DUNCAN - NORTH COWICHAN Duncan Christian School Sundays: 10 am Ph. 929-7229

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Deer leads to collision, trafÄc disruption

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raf¿c was disrupted northbound on the TransCanada Highway in Mill Bay for a half-hour following a two-vehicle accident Wednesday night. Shawnigan Lake RCMP, the Mill Bay Volunteer Fire Department

and B.C. Ambulance attended the crash between Frayne and Deloume Roads around 7:30 p.m. A white 1998 Ford van in the northbound fast lane was rear-ended by a 1998 Red pick-up truck. “The white van had braked as a result of another vehicle in front

of the van braking for a deer on the road,’’ noted Shawnigan Lake RCMP Sgt. Rob Webb in a press release. Two occupants in the van were taken to Cowichan District Hospital with minor injuries. — Don Bodger

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3) The 100-year-old Man Who Climbed out the Window This week at Pioneer’s Video

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This week at Volume One

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Valley people

Cowichan steps up for Zoe

B

y the way, did you hear: • Leah Hayes and Bianca Dreise helped organize a recent fundraiser for the Palffy family and are overjoyed with the support they got from the

community. “More than 260 local businesses, artists, and individuals donated silent auction and food items, Cody Classic fundraiser came out to support us and heaps of people jumped in to volunteer on the day of the fundraiser. Together we raised more than $23,000 for Jody and Zoe, removing a huge ¿nancial stress from this family. “Thank you Cowichan for your support and generosity!” they write. Zoe Palffy was diagnosed with acute myleiod leukemia in August. Funds will help Zoe and her mother Jody as they go through treatment in Vancouver. • Sandy Sigmund of Encorp Paci¿c tells us 16 ambitious elementary students and their teachers from Thetis Island Elementary School collected close to 103,087 containers and earned $1,000 in prize money from Encorp’s B.C. School Recycling program. Thetis Island not only won its enrollment category for the third year in a row — it beat all other elementary schools in B.C. for a second year. Other Cowichan highlights include: Chemainus Secondary, ¿rst in its category; Island Oak High School, second in its category and

Name: Iris Maher Occupation: landscaper, waitress, cook Age: 36 Hometown: Caycuse You should see: Limitless, it’s a good future concepts movie, or Temple Grandin, it spreads awareness and made me cry I’m reading: the Journal of Wild Mushrooming I’m listening to: Binaural Beats — Chakra Cleanse; Moxy Fruvous — Bougainville Everyone should try: hiking the West Coast Trail, camping at Pachena Bay Most people don’t know: when I lived in Calgary, I spent every moment missing the Cowichan Valley and Vancouver Island Proudest or happiest moment: when I’m in the forest with my dog Biggest fear: being responsible for someone’s children or pets and having something happen If I was appointed queen of the valley: I would spread awareness of our valuable forest resources, including tourism Before I die I want to: explore foreign ecosystems and biodiversity Words I live by: live shame free

Mount Prevost Middle School placed third. • Patricia Beselt wants to pass along a big thank you to Rijinder Kapila of Merit Interior Designs. She arrived at the recent Feast of Fields with her tickets on her phone only to discover she needed a printed copy. After being rejected at their ¿rst attempt to get help, she told Kapila her story and he immediately printed her tickets. • City Square Grill is excited about the launching of its new East Meets West menu. Young entrepreneur Jaimie Schmidt has been creating fresh ideas with her new chef. The unveiling happened last week at the downtown eatery. • NLP reporter Peter W. Rusland was on the opposite end of an interview last month when Megan Christensen, a Cowichanian now studying at Ontario’s Sheridan College print journalism program, grilled him about covering the courts. • Queen Margaret’s School Grade 3 teacher Patti Small led students like Mateo Woodward in caring for the school’s primary garden this week. They grew vegetables over the summer and harvested them last month to donate to the local food bank. Exciting things happening for you, your friends or your family that you want to share with your community? Send me a quick email at editor@cowichannewsleader.com. We’d love to spread the word.

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Duncan area loses two of its honoured citizens Obituary: Will Abram Obituary: worked for better Cowichan and better world

Obituary: Avid sportsman Duffy Chaster’s contributions many

Peter W. Rusland

Don Bodger

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ill Abram, Cowichan’s long-time teacher, community activist, monetary revisionist, and government watchdog died quietly at home Thursday. He was 84. The forward thinker — who many may know as Bill Abram — was so organized, he penned a short autobiography in September, perhaps anticipating his passing. “I remember him telling people important stuff, and they’d say, ‘I don’t want to know because ignorance is bliss,’” Sam Pye¿nch said of his grandfather, co-founder of the Eye-Opener Film series-hosting Cowichan Citizens Coalition. “He always said ‘Do whatever you can, and contribute to make a difference.’” Soft-spoken, Alberta-born Abram made a big impact on his community and country, said MP and friend Jean Crowder. “Will was always prepared to continue working toward a better and more equal society,” she said of the 2009 Duncan Scroll of Honour holder. She cited the ¿lm series Abram premiered with his late wife, Celia, and discussions and awareness raised through those

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William (Bill) Abram was well-known in Cowichan for his commitment to social causes. documentaries — and Abrams’ efforts getting folks to understand monetary reform. Abram was furious with the feds for allowing bank control of Canada’s money system. He joined the American Monetary Institute in 2005, then addressed its 2009 conference. Abram and Celia — who helped hoist Mount Tzouhalem’s white cross — launched the citizens coalition to protest closure of Youbou’s sawmill. “One of Will’s legacies is how he galvanized people to action,” noted Crowder who was also involved with “tenacious” Abram via Cowichan’s Council of Canadians. “He said ‘You can’t get people to act unless they’re informed.’” That attitude may have come from UBC education-grad Abram working with B.C. Corrections, counselling students

at Quamichan middle and Chemainus high schools, and helping start B.C.’s alternateschool system in 1974. He and Celia were also directors of a Mexican orphanage. “It’s easier to build boys and girls than to repair men and women,” Abram said. He retired in ‘87. Son Harley bought Abram his ¿rst computer. “He loved involving people to understand issues more deeply. “His legacy is his involvement in local green groups, an interest in chem-trails — anything to do with good education, and supporting needs of our community. “I hope I picked up all his good qualities,” said Harley. A celebration of Abram’s life happens at Duncan United Church, Oct. 18 at 2 p.m., followed by a 7 p.m. ¿lm about the monetary system.

Chapman is coming to DUNCAN ON MONDAY, OCTOBER 22ND to outfit you with the best possible bra for your body. Chapman said she will be seeing clients on a one-onone basis, explaining the benefits of good bras and measuring their bodies properly. “Most women just want to find a good-fitting bra that’s not uncomfortable,” Chapman said. “What they don’t realize is that a good support bra is also important for blood circulation and enhanced lymph drainage.” Chapman has over 200 bra sizes available for ordering, ranging from 30AA to 52KK. It’s likely that you’ll fit somewhere between those sizes. She offers these questions for women to ask themselves: • Do you have a drawer full of bras but none that fit comfortably? • Does your bust line “bounce” when you walk while wearing your “everyday” bra? • Do you overflow the cup of your bra? • Do your bra straps slip off your shoulders or dig into your shoulders leaving red and painful marks? • Does your bra ride up in the back because you tighten the straps to give you added support? • Have you ever begun an exercise class only to drop out because your breasts ached from lack of support while jumping or running? If you answer yes to any of these you are in need of a new bra, and a custom one could be the way to go.

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uncan is on the Travelling World Community Film Festival circuit for the ¿rst time. B.C.’s largest social justice ¿lm festival that’s been running successfully in Courtenay for 21 years makes a stop in Duncan Saturday. Festival coordinator Linda Mimeault attended the event in Courtenay this year and added Salt Spring Island used to be part of the same network. “I think we’ve got the population in the Cowichan Valley that would be interested in this kind of thing,’’ said Mimeault. “A lot of communities are ¿nding out about it and becoming part of it.’’ Right after the ¿lms wrap up in Duncan, Mimeault will be sending the package to Antigonish, Nova Scotia, an indication of the broad appeal the ¿lms have across the country. There are 27 social justice and environmental documentaries being screened in 24 time slots at three Island Savings Centre spaces and one at Vancouver Island University. The ¿lms go to the heart of issues confronting communities here and around the world. The focus is to motivate audiences

to action through awareness of the issues. “They’re just absolutely incredible ¿lms,’’ said Mimeault. Most are full-length ¿lms running in 1 1/2-hour time slots. One of the shorter ¿lms composed by the recently deceased Will Abram (see page 19), who conducted the Eye-Opener series at Duncan United Church. The ¿lms are all pre-selected by the people responsible for the festival in Courtenay. “This is my ¿rst year being part of this,’’ said Mimeault. “By the time we asked to be part of this, the ¿lms had already been selected. “We all basically get permission from them to be part of the travelling aspect of this.’’ Tickets are available at the Island Savings Centre box of¿ce (250-748-7529) for $20 for a full-day pass or $8 for the Saturday evening screening. “I’m just really keen on people seeing these ¿lms,’’ said Mimeault. “They’re really inspiring, even though the subject matter can be a bit disheartening at times. “It’s really inspirational to see what human beings can do when they ¿nd a passion to do something.’’ More information and the schedule is available by going to cowichangreencommunity.org/events.

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Low ticket sales have forced Ballet Victoria to cancel Thursday’s performance at the Cowichan Theatre. Dancer Paul Destrooper, BV’s artistic director, told the News Leader Pictorial on Saturday he regretted the Oct. 11 cancellation,

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email. The show biz standard tale of aging star and her rival on the rise ran last week in Victoria. Folks with tickets can call the Cowichan Theatre box office at 250-748-7529 for refund details.

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Great White North fascinates local author Mile 1202 sketches: Saltair author Eric Foster pens two works about life and adventure in Northern B.C. and the Yukon Niomi Pearson

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or as long as he can remember, Eric Foster has had a special place in his heart for the Yukon. “When I was a boy, I used to read quite a bit about the north — mounted policemen and trappers and Indians — I was always fascinated by the people who could stand those rough conditions and terrible winters and hardships,” he recalled. As a young adult, Foster would get the chance to experience the Great White North after accepting a job in 1954 on a geological survey crew 350 miles from the Alaska Highway. Facing harsh winter conditions up to -70 C, the isolation of the landscape and the spectacular scenery, Foster would spend a combined total of about ¿ve years living, teaching and working in the Yukon. His experiences are now forever chronicled in two self-penned books, Mile 1202: Life Along the Alaska Highway, and B.C.-Yukon Sketches: A Collection of Stories and Verse, fresh off the press last month. Foster said the book is a compilation of random thoughts and recollections inspired by life in the Yukon. Some of the verse was penned as far back as 40 years ago. “I’ve always had a Àair for writing,” he said. “But it wasn’t until I got to the Yukon that I ¿gured I had something to write about.” Mile 1202 is an autobiographical telling of life in a small isolated town, while B.C.-Yukon Sketches contains a number of poems and short stories. The verses range from being pure descriptions of nature to political banter and events current to the time. “I thought it would be interesting to tell other people what it’s like to live in a very small community far up the Alaska Highway,” Foster said. “It’s still an interesting place because of the distances and the climate and the interesting people that have made their homes there and brought their families up there. “If you’re 300 miles from a hospital, and you’ve got a serious illness, you’ve got to be on the ball to overcome things like that.”

One of the sketches, titled Prospect Trail, tells the story of Foster’s journey into the bush to establish a geological survey camp. “It took us 12 days to get there,” Foster said. “We had a (First Nations) guide and about three horses.” The book also includes a long poem about the Sudbury, a tugboat called to rescue a Greek ship. “On the way back, there was a storm, and the cable broke and they had a heck of a time snagging the ship again, but eventually they got back safely,” said Foster. “It was a seven- or eight-day rescue.” Now a resident of Saltair, Foster ¿rst came to Canada in 1941 as a seven-year-old boy during a time when the British government was sending its disadvantaged or orphaned children overseas to places like Australia, New Zealand and Canada to start new lives. Foster was sent to the Fairbridge Farm School in Cowichan Station. “We lived in what we called a cottage, and there were 15 of us in each cottage,” he said. Foster graduated from Cowichan High School in 1952 and left for the Yukon a short time later. He also studied English and philosophy with a minor in science and zoology at the University of British Columbia, where he graduated in 1957. In 1968, Foster returned to the Yukon, working as a teacher at the Whitehorse Vocational School for a year. He spent the next three years in Beaver Creek, absorbing the lifestyle. “In wintertime, if it gets down below minus-40, unless they really have to, they don’t do anything outside,” he said of the residents. “If it gets close to 50-below or beyond, usually you have to wear a scarf over your face just so you don’t breathe in the air that could freeze your lungs.” He noted residents participate in curling bonspiels, snowmobile races, dances and hunting trips to occupy their time. “They keep themselves busy with community events.” Foster said he ¿rst began compiling his writings for the books back in February and recommended them as light historical reading. Mile 1202: Life Along the Alaska Highway and B.C.-Yukon Sketches are now available through Salamander Books in Ladysmith, Volume One in Duncan and on iTunes.

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Nominations and reasons must be sent to mayor and council at: 200 Craig Street by 4 p.m. Friday, October 19 Mail: City of Duncan, P.O. Box 820, Duncan, B.C. V9L 3Y2 E-mail: duncan@duncan.ca

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Thor & Marty: Playing a mixed bag of music. Classic rock, country and blues at the Shipyard Pub, 6145 Genoa Bay Rd., 8 to 11 p.m. Stuart McLean and the Vinyl Cafe: this performance will feature two brand new everpopular Dave & Morley stories plus live and recorded music by Canadian musicians, 7 p.m., Cowichan Theatre, 2687 James St., Duncan, Tickets: $51 adults, $31 students under 18. For more, call 250748-7529. Van Funk and the Lebarons Band: Blues/rockabilly, 1 p.m., Duncan Garage Showroom, 330 Duncan St. Tickets $12 advance, $15 door. Call 250748-7246.

Alumni Max Munro of the class of 1946 and Grace Munro of the class of 1947 returned to Duncan from Prince George for the Duncan High School annual class reunion at the Old Koksilah School grounds on Sept. 20. Auditions Soloists soprano, alto, tenor, bass, young soprano (boy or girl), and male voice (call to prayer) are needed for Karl Jenkins’ Armed Man — Mass of Peace. As well, solo voice for John Lennon’s Imagine are all needed for the November 9 and 10 concert at the Christian Reformed Church in Duncan. 1 to 3 p.m. at Robert Mari’s studio in Shawnigan Lake. Call 250743-9839, or email: rmari@ syntonic.com for info.

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Life In The Fat Lane...Finding The Exit: Presentation about weight loss. $30 per person, Travelodge Duncan Driftwood room 7 p.m.

L’elisir d’amore: Live at the Met is broadcast live from New York, 7 p.m., Cowichan Theatre, 2687 James Street, Duncan, Tickets: $26 adults, $24 seniors, $22 students, $15.50 children, $5 eyeGO. For more, call 250-748-7529.

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DEATHS

IN MEMORIAM

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KENDRICK, Cecil Cecil John John KENDRICK, Aug. 10, 10, 1922 1922 –– Sept. Sept. 29, 29, 2012 2012 Aug. It is is with with great great sadness sadness we we It announce the the passing passing of of Cecil Cecil announce born in in Fernie, Fernie, BC BC in in 1922. 1922. born Cecil was was predeceased predeceased by by Cecil his brother Norman, sisters Olive and Cecilia and wife of 65 years Sheila. He is survived by sisters Bessie and Kathleen and brothers Sam, Dennis and Kenneth. Cecil was a veteran of WW11 and was involved in the Invasion of Normandy. He worked for BC Forest Products for 37 years and moved to Duncan in 1984 and retired. He was a life member of the Valley Seniors organization in Duncan. There will be no service by Cecil’s request; he will be fondly missed by his partner Isobel Rolph. In lieu of owers please make a donation to the charity of your choice. SANDS of DUNCAN 250-746-5212 250-746-5212

DEATHS

Trevor Franklin Sellars July 18, 1951-September 26, 2012

Trevor Sellars, beloved son, brother, husband, father, and grandfather passed away after a yearlong battle with cancer. “We love you for ever, we love you for always.â€? Sheila and family, Trevor’s father, Cliff Sr., Jim (Karen) and family, David ( Wendy) and family, Beth & family, Cliff Jr., Stan Stewart and family. As per Trevor’s wishes, there will be no funeral. In lieu of owers, please make a donation to Hospice Yukon.

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ENTERTAINMENT WANTED! by CONCENTI SINGERS (adult choir, mostly a cappella.) One soprano, able to read music. Must be available Mondays & Wednesdays 7:00 - 8:30pm. Please call 250-597-0114

DEATHS

DOROTHY ANNE SELLARS February 28, 1927 October 4, 2012

Dorothy passed away peacefully on October 4, 2012 at The Vernon Hospice House, with her daughter Marilynne, her son in law Ken, her son Gerry and his wife Anna at her side. Born and raised in Sheĸeld, England, Dorothy met the love of her life, Jim Sellars, a young Canadian serving with the BriĆ&#x;sh Royal Marines, during the Second World War. They were married and at war’s end she followed him home to Canada. Dorothy and Jim raised their family in Prince George, B.C., and moved to Duncan, BC in 1966. Eventually they lived out their reĆ&#x;rement years in the Okanagan. Dorothy lived a long and rewarding life, and was very involved in the communiĆ&#x;es she lived in. Dorothy was the ÄŽrst woman Alderman in the history of the City of Duncan. She loved serving her community, which included the Goodwill Society of Prince George, the Historical Society of Duncan, the Duncan Hospital Board, the Duncan Business and Professional Women’s Club, and the Vernon Woman’s TransiĆ&#x;on House. Dorothy and Jim were lifeĆ&#x;me members of the Loyal Order of the Moose and the Royal Canadian Legion. She also was a member of the Order of the Royal Purple. Dorothy was predeceased by her husband Jim (2009), grandson Bill (2010). She is survived by 6 grandchildren and 4 great grandchildren.

FAMILY ANNOUNCEMENTS

FAMILY ANNOUNCEMENTS

DEATHS

DEATHS TROTZUK, Nicholas 1993 - 2012 A celebration of Nicholas's life was held on Saturday October 6, 6, 2012 2012 at at home. home. October Gerald Trotzuk, Trotzuk, Shelley Shelley South South Gerald and their their family family wish wish to to thank thank and everyone who who shared shared stories stories everyone and memories memories of of Nicholas. Nicholas. and We will never forget that We will never forget that contagious smile you had. contagious smile you had.

SOUTHALL, James Erick passed away on September 28th after health complications at the Royal Jubilee Hospital in Victoria, BC. Jim was born in Winnipeg Manitoba on April 13th, 1925. Predeceased by his parents, six siblings, his ďŹ rst wife Norma and his son Brad; he is survived by his wife Brenda, sons Barry (Karen), Craig (Shirley), Step daughter Patricia (Doug), and step sons Bill, Don and Gord; Grandchildren Zoe, Dan, Megan, Eric, Duncan, Norma, Dorothy and Corrie and Great grandchildren Kayla, Sienna and Rylann. Jim was a long time loyal member and past president of the Duncan Legion Branch #53. After meeting Norma in school while in Winnipeg he served in the Royal Navy in Halifax, then returned to Winnipeg where he worked for the CPR Railway. Jim then followed Norma and her family to Victoria where they married in 1946 and had their three boys. Jim worked on the docks in Victoria, for T. Eaton Company, and then the B.C. Liquor Control Board in Victoria and Duncan for 35 years, until retirement. After Norma passed away, Jim met and married Brenda McLeod in 1985. The two spent 27 years living in Duncan. Jim loved music and dancing, enjoyed performing, and had a great sense of humour and he ďŹ lled his days with his love of building bird houses and oil painting. He enjoyed a long life and will be greatly missed by all of his friends and family. The family would like to extend a warm thank you to the ER staff at the Cowichan District Hospital in Duncan and to the ICU staff at the Royal Jubilee Hospital in Victoria for all of their care and compassion during his ďŹ nal days. A Celebration of Life will be held at St. Peter’s Anglican Church, 5800 Church Road, Duncan, BC on Saturday October 13th 2012 at 12:00.

It was Dorothy’s wish that there be no funeral or service. In lieu of Ňowers donaĆ&#x;ons may be made to Canuck Place or BC Children’s Hospital. On line condolences may be offered at www.hwwallacecbc.com

CremaĆ&#x;on arrangements by Vernon Funeral Home 250-542-0155.

DUNCAN UNITED CHURCH HARVEST FAIR 246 Ingram Street Oct 13, 9am -1:30pm. GARAGE SALE books, silent auction used toys. children’s activities baking, home preserves. lunch, desserts. thrift store, collectibles, crafts.

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

Don't worry, Be happy Don't worry, Be happy In lieu of owers donations were made to Jumpstart giving In lieu of owers donations wereCanadian made toTire. Jumpstart giving kids a sporting chance, through Condolences kids Canadian Tire. may abesporting shared chance, online atthrough www.sandsfuneral.com.

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Wednesday, October 10, 2012

COMMUNITY ANNOUNCEMENTS

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APARTMENT manager required for Burns Lake B.C. 27 units, live-in prefer, wages negotiable. Call 1250-570-2304 or send resume to reimerrd@live.com

Save the Bread Van!

“Dignified access to food for all”

LEGALS

NOTICE TO CREDITORS AND OTHERS Re: The estate of Shirley Nadine Lovequist deceased, formerly of, Duncan, British Columbia. Creditors and others having claims against the estate of Shirley Nadine Lovequist are hereby notified under section 38 of the Trustee Act that particulars of their claims should be sent to the executrixes at 200-1170 Shoppers Row, Campbell River, British Columbia, V9W 2C8 on or before November 5, 2012, after which date the executrixes will distribute the estate among the parties entitled to it, having regard to the claims of which the executrixes then have notice.

LOST AND FOUND FOUND: CAT, 6 mos old, Tortoise Shell, very friendly, McKinstry Rd, (Duncan). Call (250)709-2222. FOUND. iPHONE, Scutz Falls area, on Oct. 8th. Call (250)746-4727.

CHILDCARE AVAILABLE Babysitters available for 1-2 children, ages 2 and up. Gibbins Rd area is preferred. We have taken the babysitting course through Island Savings Centre and have had 2 years experience babysitting. We are 12, 13 & 16 years old and are very responsible from a Christian up-bringing. Please call our parents for an introductory interview. Anneka & Kayla & Chelsea 250-748-5060

DRIVERS WANTED: Terrific career opportunity outstanding growth potential to learn how to locate rail defects. No Rail Experience Needed!! Extensive Paid Travel, Meal Allowance, 4 wks. Vacation & Benefits Package. Skills Needed - Ability to travel 3 months at a time Valid License with air brake endorsement. High School Diploma or GED. Apply at www.sperryrail.com under careers, keyword Driver DO NOT FILL IN CITY or STATE

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EDUCATION/TRADE SCHOOLS FOODSAFE AT Island Savings Centre, Oct. 27 & Nov. 17 courses 8:30-4:30 $65. 250746-4154 www.saferfood.ca

Janet Auger, Home Sharing Coordinator @ 250-748-5899 or visit our website:

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TWO FULL time position available immediately for Chrysler/Dodge/Jeep dealership in Salmon Arm, BC. “Dispatch /coordinator”-Applicant must possess automotive mechanical knowledge-strong work ethic, organizational skills and can multi task. “Journeyman Technician” -Applicant must have good attitude, quality workmanship. Both applicants must be able to produce in a fast paced environment. Excellent wage and benefit package. Please send resume: pat@brabymotors.com

P/T CLUBHOUSE & Bar Hospitality Staff Maple Bay Yacht Club is seeking a mature, permanent, part-time Clubhouse & Bar Hospitality staff person. Afternoon/evening shift, 2-3 days per week with occasional weekend days. Experience & excellent references required. Employment subject to satisfactory criminal record check. Apply in person with resume Monday-Friday, 10am - 3pm. 6337 Genoa Bay Rd.

Civil Engineering Technologist II District of Kitimat, full time permanent - wage range $36.11 - $43.69, over 2 years. Civil Technologist diploma required. Reporting to the Technical Services Manager, duties include a variety of infrastructure investigations, surveying, design, contract preparation, inspection and material testing on projects related to the municipality’s water, sewer, drainage and transportation systems. Candidates should be proficient in using electronic survey equipment, computer assisted design using AutoCad 3D, and MS Office. Valid BC driver’s licence required. Submit resumes by October 23, 4:30 pm, to Personnel, District of Kitimat, 270 City Centre, Kitimat, BC, V8C 2H7, Fax (250) 632-4995, or email dok@kitimat.ca

HOME CARE/SUPPORT

HELP WANTED An Alberta Construction Company is hiring Dozer and Excavator 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.

Currently hiring Certified Care Aids. 24 hr availability, Valid drivers licence. Resumes:

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INFORMATION

Baby & Community 746-4236 Pat Duncan, Mill Bay 748-6740 Chemainus & Crofton Chemainus 246-4463 Business & Professional Mill Bay 748-6740 Welcome: Lake Cowichan 932-4664 Myrna 746-1977 Website: www.welcomewagon.ca Duncan

EDUCATION/TRADE SCHOOLS

EDUCATION/TRADE SCHOOLS

Employment Skills Access Program

Are you unemployed? x Building Service Worker - Starts Oct 22, 2012 x Low Energy Electrical - Starts Nov 5, 2012 Eligibility: x Unemployed: Cannot be attached to EI in the past three years or past five years for a Maternity/Parental claim. For more details check our website: http://www.viu.ca/ce/courses/esa.asp

Seats are limited – Act NOW Interested parties should contact: Marion Knost, ESA Program Manager Telephone: 250 740-6364 Email: marion.knost@viu.ca

Let’s get personal… the right person is out there somewhere! let us help you find them... We know there are hundreds of singles in our community. Advertise your single status seven times per week (up to 10 lines of text) for FREE! Don’t have an email address to publish in your ad? Rent one of our file numbers for $10/month. *must be 19 years of age to participate

Cowichan Food Connection

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INFORMATION

BUSY Lower Mainland tire shop is looking for an Experienced Service Truck Tire Technician. Your own Service Truck is preferable but not necessary. Top Wages Paid. Please send inquiries to tireshop1234@hotmail.com

NORTHERN ALBERTA clearing contractor seeks experienced Buncher and Skidder Operators for work in Northern Alberta. Subsistence and accommodations provided; Michelle@CommandEquipment. com. Fax 780-488-3002.

M’AKOLA Group of Societies Seeking Director of Operations for Victoria. Visit makola.bc.ca

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PROFESSIONAL/ MANAGEMENT

UNIQUE HOME HEALTH CARE

Community Welcome

The News Leader Pictorial office is holding several sets of “found” keys”, since March 2003. Stop into the office and see if any belong to you. #2-5380 Trans Canada Hwy, Duncan, next to Buckerfields

LOST CARDHOLDER, brown, with I.D. Please call (250)5104349.

EARN EXTRA cash! - P/T, F/T Immediate Openings For Men & Women. Easy Computer Work, Other Positions Are Available. Can Be Done From Home. No Experience Needed. www.HWC-BC.com

TRADES, TECHNICAL

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

V.I.T.A.L. Society is accepting applications for Home Sharing Providers. Interested applicants will be willing to share their homes, families and lives while providing support to people with developmental disabilities and mental health diagnosis. If you are interested in learning more please call

HOTEL, RESTAURANT, FOOD

COMMUNITY ANNOUNCEMENTS

ADULT CARE

(The Bread Van) needs your help! CFC is looking for a volunteer bookkeeper to sit on our board of directors as Treasurer. If you have a accounting background & 2-4 hours a month spare time please contact: Bill Macadam 250-856-0048 or publisher@cowichannewsleader.com. Every week CFC delivers over 3000 loaves of Bread from Victoria to Ladysmith to people who would otherwise go hungry (schools, Food Banks, Seniors Centres, & many more). Go to http://cowichanfoodconnection.com to find out how you can help.

KEYS FOUND: Mill Bay, Sept 13, 2012, 4 keys on ring (one is a Ford key) found at corner of Butterfield & highway near pullout by chainlink fence. Can be claimed at the News Leader Pictorial office, #2-5380 Trans Can Hwy, next to Buckerfields, in Duncan.

SMALL CHEMAINUS Specialty coffee shop requires experienced Baristas FT/PT. Some experience required, Food Safe an asset. Must be willing to work various shifts weekday and weekend. Please submit resumes to: larry@vimodularhomes.com or fax 250-324-2266.

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NOTICE TO CREDITORS AND OTHERS RE: ESTATE OF ELEANOR FRANCES GRANEK, also known as ELEANOR GRANEK. NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that creditors and others having claims against the Estate of Eleanor Frances Granek, also known as Eleanor Granek, late of 407487 Jubilee Street, Duncan, B.C., are required to send full particulars of such claim to Ridgway & Company, 200-44 Queens Road, Duncan, B.C., V9L 2W4, on or before November 16, 2012, after which date the Estate’s assets will be distributed having regard only to claims that have been received. Patricia Elizabeth Cock, Executrix, by her solicitors, Ridgway & Company

CHILDREN

DRIVERS/COURIER/ TRUCKING

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Did you know that the Cowichan Food Connection, which operates the Bread Van, relies on public donations to FUEL the Van? Our fuel bill alone is over $2000/month and many months we do not have the necessary funds & the bills are piling up. Every week we deliver in upwards of 3000 loaves of bread and baked goods throughout the Cowichan Valley. It is all donated to people who would otherwise go hungry (schools, Food Banks, Seniors Centres, & many more). Go to http:// cowichanfoodconnection.com to find out how you can help.

HELP WANTED

Unit 2, 5380 Trans Canada Hwy., Duncan 250-746-4471 PERSONALS

PERSONALS

Just putting the call out there...I’m a nice guy who has been single since the passing of my girlfriend. Enough time has passed, certainly, that I’m ready for dating someone from the Cowichan Valley. I have a ton of love, and all good things waiting to share with the right person. Reply to File #A988, c/o News Leader Pictorial, #2-5380 Trans Canada Hwy, Duncan, V9L 6W4

EDUCATION/TRADE SCHOOLS

EDUCATION/TRADE SCHOOLS

HELP WANTED

HELP WANTED

Project Co-ordinator 20 hours/week Temporary Contract Oct 2012 to Mar 2013

The Community Options Society is seeking a project co-ordinator for our Youth Awareness project funded through Service Canada. The successful applicant will be responsible for researching and developing resources for employers and youth regarding employment skills and opportunities. An undergrad degree/diploma in social services/child and youth care or related experience will be required. Experience working with youth and group facilitation utilizing your excellent organizational, oral and written communication skills is necessary. Must have experience in project coordination and budget management. A criminal record check, vehicle, and valid BC driver’s licence are required. Please forward resume and cover letter to Community Options Society PO BOX 743 Duncan, BC V9L 3Y1 Phone 748-0232 Fax: 746-0032 Email: office@coscowichan.ca www.coscowichan.ca We thank all applicants for their interest, but only those shortlisted will be contacted. The Government of Canada has contributed funding to this initiative

EDUCATION/TRADE SCHOOLS

EDUCATION/TRADE SCHOOLS

Become a Psychiatric Nurse in your own community There is an urgent need for more Registered Psychiatric Nurses (RPN), particularly outside the urban areas of the province. And with the workforce aging – the average age of a Registered Psychiatric Nurse in BC is 47 years – the number of retirees from the profession is exceeding the number of graduates. Entry-level earnings start at $30.79/hour to $40.42/hour. Train Locally – The only program of its kind in BC, students can learn within their local communities via distance education, local and/or regional clinical placements, and some regional classroom delivery. This 23 month program is accredited by the College of Registered Psychiatric Nurses of BC (CRPNBC). Government student loans, Employment & Labour Market Services (ELMS), band funding & other financing options available to qualified applicants.

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Wednesday, October 10, 2012

TRADES, TECHNICAL

is looking to ďŹ ll the positions of: • Experienced Truck and 4-axle Driver • Excavator Operator with Loader Experience experience for our quarry based out of Shawnigan Lake. Experience driving Truck and 4-axle is mandatory for the Driver position and preference will be given to applicants with quarry experience. The Excavator Operator position requires minimum 2 years of loader experience. Preferred drop off of resumes, references & drivers abstract to 460 Stebbings Road. If necessary email or fax is ok lisa.sia@shaw.ca or 250-743-3338. No phone calls.

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

WORK WANTED HUSBAND FOR HIRE. Nothing but the best. Carpenter, plumber, painter, electrician, pressure washing. Just ask my wife! Call 250-746-4493 or 250-709-1111

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MERCHANDISE FOR SALE

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REAL ESTATE

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FINANCIAL SERVICES

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HOUSES FOR SALE

APARTMENT/CONDO

IF YOU own a home or real estate, Alpine Credits can lend you money: It’s That Simple. Your Credit / Age / Income is not an issue. 1.800.587.2161.

FLOOR INSTALLER looking for P/T work, carpet, lino, restretch & repairs. No job too small. Jerry (250)715-5852

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FUEL/FIREWOOD Francis Kelsey Dry Grad ďŹ rewood sale. Oct 13 & 14, 9-4pm. Shawnigan Lake Rd, across from the Com. Centre in vacant lot. Full size P/U $100, import size $80, cash only. Pick up only, while supplies last. 250-743-6895

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

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Cowichan Food Connection

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(The Bread Van) needs your help! CFC is looking for a volunteer bookkeeper to sit on our board of directors as Treasurer. If you have a accounting background & 2-4 hours a month spare time please contact: Bill Macadam 250-856-0048 or publisher@cowichannewsleader.com. Every week CFC delivers over 3000 loaves of Bread from Victoria to Ladysmith to people who would otherwise go hungry (schools, Food Banks, Seniors Centres, & many more). Go to http://cowichanfoodconnection.com to ďŹ nd out how you can help.

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Sat, Oct 13, 9 to 1:30pm. Something for everyone! Proceeds support our Community Outreach Programs!

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BOOKS, COINS, STAMPS NORMAN ROCKWELL rare books. Norman Rockwell, 60 Year Retrospective (Thomas S. Buechner). A soft cover in good condition w/ pullout prints of Rockwell’s art published in 1972. Second book, Norman Rockwell Illustrator (Arthur L. Guptill). Hard cover in hard cover box, good condition has history and beautiful art work. Published in 1946. Asking $100 ea or $175 for both. Call (250)924-7866.

MISCELLANEOUS FOR SALE Drum Set, 7 pcs, excellent shape, must sell, $100. Great starter set. (250)746-9481 ESTATE SALE- top of the line appliances “Kenmoreâ€?, up right freezer. Antiques, garden furniture, art, rugs. Many interesting items. Dealers welcome! Call (250)748-2334. KENMORE FRIDGE, $100, Air conditioner, $75, 1 Safe, $40, 1 carport Freezer, $25. All in great condition. Call (250)743-4375 or (250)4806875 anytime. LA-Z-BOY - swivel rocker/recliner, nearly new, beige, microďŹ bre. Value $700, asking $225. (250) 748-8978

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PETS

FINANCIAL SERVICES

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RENT-TO-OWN In: THE PROPERTIES NO BANK NEEDED! We will “rent-to-own� you this gorgeous executive home in Duncan! Upper Floor: 3Bdrm, 2 baths. Lower Floor: 1Bdrm suite. Monthly Rent $2,000 $2,200. Deposit Required. www.wesellhomesbc.com 1-250-616-9053

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To view call 250-748-3321 APARTMENTS FURNISHED DUNCAN (8 km north) Furnished studio apartment, on 8 acres. Laundry, satellite, heat, hydro. $575. (250)748-1310. SHAWNIGAN BEACH Resort: 1 bdrm + 1 bunk room, deluxe furnishings, 6 appl’s, tennis, golf & moorage. NS/NP. Oct to June. $800 + util’s. Call 250743-1667.

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DUNCAN: 2bdrm adult oriented condo, second oor, bright, very clean, 5 appl, f/p, balcony, quiet neighbours. N/S, no pets, walking distance to shopping. $800. Avail now. Topnotch references required with credit check. 250-748-1388

1700 SQ’ warehouse w/ retail and ofďŹ ce space for Lease on Polkey Rd. Unit has overhead doors and ample parking. Please call 250-748-9622 to view. AVAILABLE NOW 7000 sq.ft. store front with excellent exposure, overhead doors, ample parking. 250-748-9622 SHOP WAREHOUSE for lease, Boys Rd., Duncan, 1500sq ft w/ofďŹ ce, $7.25sq ft triple net. Call (250)245-9811 or 250-474-3585.

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PAT THE PAINTER. Small jobs ok. 25 years exp. Seniors discount. Call 250-246-0248.

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

$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).

Adult Oriented Large 1 bdrm in central area, 3rd oor, faces west. New carpets, near Overwaitea, Restaurants, Shoppers Drug Mart, Aquatic Centre. Rent incls heat & hot water, No pets. Nov. 1st, $665.

COTTAGES COBBLE HILL- 1 bdrm cabin, on farm land. Avail immed. Call (250)743-4392.

DUPLEXES/4PLEXES CROFTON: LARGE 2 bdrm unit, close to ferry, F/S, D/W, W/D. Avail now. $675. Call 250-668-2772, 250-751-0041.

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BRIGHT, 2 bdrm condo, W/D, F/S, D/W, close to schools/parks/shopping. N/P, (Immed). $850. 250-665-6527.

Duncan: 1800 sq.ft. 1/2 duplex. 6 years old, all appliances (new stove, new d/w), gas fp. Living/dining/kitchen/laundry/powder rooms down; full bath, 2 bdrms plus master suite with full bath and walk-in closet up. Near hospital, schools, shopping and bus. Easy access to highway. $1250/mo + utils. N/P, N/S. Avail. Oct. 1st/Nov. 1st. Call 250-746-7480 leave message.

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DUNCAN 3BDRM sxs duplex near Drinkwater school, laminate oors, carport, F/S, W/D. $1050 + utils. Oct 1. Refs, small pets ok. (250)537-4319.

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DUNCAN, GROUND level 2 bdrm in 4-Plex near Hospital, recent reno’d, F/S, W/D, fenced yard, N/P, $900 mo incls utils, avail now. Call (250)537-4319. (Ref’s req’d). DUNCAN: NEWER large, bright 3 bdrm, 3 bath. Island kitchen, garage, 5 appls. N/S, ref’s req’d. $1350. Call or text 1-250-888-7088. DUNCAN, newer SxS 4bdrm, 2 bath, F/S, W/D hookup, N/P, N/S. Oct 1. $1200. Ref req. 250-746-1956 LAKE COWICHAN- 2 bdrm reno’d SxS duplex, private, quiet rural setting, F/S. 15mins to Duncan. $550. + utils. Call 250-749-4061.

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NEAR SHAWNIGAN Village, 1 bdrm, own electric meter, W/D, F/S, dishwasher. Quiet, parking, NS/NP. $695./mo. Avail Nov. 1. (250)361-6193.

HOMES FOR RENT 3 BEDROOM house in Cowichan Bay with 1 bedroom inlaw suite. Ocean views, newly renovated, no smoking. $1295. available immediately. 250-743-7523 or 250-3808972 AVAIL NOW Wharncliffe Rd Clean & well maintained 3 bdrm, 1.5 bath, back patio, five unit complex. FS/WD, fenced small garden. 1 yr lease $1200 + some util. Pet considered. Call 250-701-7217. COBBLE HILL, 2 bdrm mobile on acreage, F/S, W/D hookup, large deck, small pet considered. Possible board for 1 horse. $950/mo incl’s hydro & water. Nov 1st. (250)743-5046 COBBLE HILL, 2 Bdrm, wood/elec heat, F/S, W/D hookup, clean, quiet area. N/S, N/P. Avail now. $900/mo. References. (250)743-0650 COW. BAY. 6 mo lease, Nov 1/12 to April 30/13. 2 Bdrm, 2 ba, modern residence, views. Fully furnished & equipped. $1000+ utils. Refs and DD. (250)748-2938. View photos: www.showpen.com/micasa. COWICHAN BAY- 2 bdrm character cottage, 1 bath, garden & yard, office space, large deck, some water views, W/D. N/S, no dogs please. Good refs. $1000 + utils. Avail immed. Call 250 746-6977. CROFTON, VIEW, 3 bdrm, 1.5 baths, 6 appls, fireplace, newly reno’d, close to school, N/S, pets neg, avail Oct. 1, $900 mo. Call (250)210-5626. DUNCAN, 1 bdrm cottage with privacy, near town, plus attached studio space, gas f/p, 4 appl’s, pet considered. $775 + util. Avail now. (250)746-6383 or (250)510-6383 DUNCAN, 3 bdrm, all appl incl. Small yard, Close to hospital/schools. Avail Nov 1 with refs. NS, NP. $1100/mo. 250746-1815 DUNCAN, 5 bdrm, 2 baths, near Walmart, N/S,N/P, No partiers, Wood/elec heat. No appl’s. Avail Oct 15th. $1250/mo. Ref’s req. DD. Phone (604)589-2279 DUNCAN, large bright 2 bdrm view home, on bus route, close to all amenities, woodstove/elec, W/D, F/S, No/S, Internet & cable incl. Oct 1st. $1100. (250)748-9679 DUNCAN, NEAR hospital, mobile homes for rent in quiet adult park. Pets ok, call for details. (250) 246-8318. DUNCAN, Nov 1st. Near New 3 bdrm, 5 appl’s, 2 bath, heat pump, Near Cowichan Commons & schools. Fenced private back yard with shed. Dbl garage. NS/NP. $1500 + util. (250)715-0904 DUNCANRent or rent to own, 3/4 bdrm mobile. F/S, W/D, big lot. Nov 1st. (250)510-9442,(250)748-2719. LAKE COWICHAN- 2 bdrm home, close to town, nice yard, deck. NP/NS. Refs req’d. $900 mo + hydro. Avail Oct. 15th or after. 1-(250)653-4234. SHAWNIGAN LAKE, 3 bdrm log home with acreage, across lake, N/S, no dogs, Oct. 1, $1400 mo, 250-334-1069. YOUBOU HOUSE for rent; great view of lake; great deck; perfect for couple, small family or single; $950 per month, plus utilities; call 250-4185779.

OFFICE/RETAIL DOWNTOWN DUNCAN 2500 sq.ft. 6 separate offices, reception, conference area & kitchen, 2nd floor, AC,. $1175/mo. 604-820-8929.

DUNCAN, office/retail, downtown 950 sq.ft. ground floor, completely reno’d, or consulting. Reception area, 3 offices. Avail now. 604-820-8929

Green Door Society 900 sqft space for rent, incl. 2 office spaces, reception. Beautifully Restored Heritage Building and grounds. Utilities incl. $1512/mo. 250-748-3701,250-510-1209 ‘a house, a garden, a place for people’

SHARED ACCOMMODATION DUNCAN1bdrm, $450 inclds all utils. F/S, W/D. NS/NP. Avail now. Call 250466-0018. 250-740-5619. DUNCAN, SHARE 2 suite, 1-bdrm avail. incld’s utils/telephone. now. (250) 748-7764

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DUNCAN: 1 bdrm walk out suite, 5 appl’s, hot water incld’d. NS/NP. Oct. 15th, $700+ util’s. (250)733-0735.

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15.5 FOOT Hourston Glass Craft Boat, 1992 galvanized Roadrunner trailer in very good condition. 1994, 45 H/P Honda 4 stroke motor, runs great. Comes with combined fish finder/depth sounder. Ski ladder and Scotty down rigger. Was $4200, now asking $3200. (250)748-3473.

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Duncan: 2 basement suites available. 1 is 2 bdrm, 1 bath $800, the other is a 3 bdrm, 2 bath, $1100. Utilities and W/D included. The Properties. (250)748-8277 (250)815-1081

DUNCAN, 2 bedroom priv ent, grd level suite, F/S, W/D, utilities incl, N/S, N/P, $750. Call 250-701-3652 avail. now DUNCAN, Lg quiet 1 could be 2, newly reno’d. F/S. Shared W/D. Util’s negotiable. N/S,N/P. Avail now. $650$900. (250)514-3266 LAKE COWICHAN- spacious 3-bdrm level entry suite, priv ent. Incls W/D, F/S. NP/NS. $800 mo heat incl’d. Avail Oct 1st. Call 250-923-6170.

SUITES, UPPER LAKE COWICHAN: 3 bdrm top floor, newly reno’d; kitchen, paint, carpet. W/D, decks. Close to town, bus. Quiet N/S, no dogs. $925 incld’s util’s. Avail. Sept 15. 250-413-7685. LARGE 1-BDRM, in beautiful house on wooded acreage. 15 mins to Duncan, 5 mins to Lake Cowichan. N/S. $625. inclds utils. (250)749-3854.

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COBBLE HILL- bright, clean, 1 bdrm suite, $600. Hydro & water included. N/S, N/P. Ref’s req’d. (250)743-8166.

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CROFTON- 2 bdrm, bright, in suite lndry, covered parking, locking storage area. Oct. 15, $775 + utils. 250-210-0756.

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rom Muffin Mondays to Fun Food Fridays, everyday at Arcadian Early Learning is a great snack day thanks to help from the Cowichan Valley United Way.

“Meal times for young children nurture the body, spirit and teach about healthy eating,” said Kate Skye, manager of Duncan’s oldest not-for-profit child care centre. “Food sustains us in so many ways and sharing food is a wonderful way to enjoy a pleasant experience with others.” Children in both the daycare programs and the licensed preschool program share healthy snacks daily. “This year we have created visual photos of the snacks that we will eat each day so the children can recognize different foods and learn their names,” Kate said. “In our recent newsletter we added a ‘Snack-Match Game’ for parents and children to play together. It’s great to know families are sharing stories about the centre at home.” Arcadian, tucked up in a healthy urban forest behind the courthouse in downtown Duncan, has

been operating since 1974. The centre has a strong focus on growing and preparing food with young children and Arcadian looks to the United Way to help support its snack program. “We serve a wide range of children and families from all walks of life,” Kate said. “Some of our families are working parents, others are going to school, and some of our spaces are paid for by the Ministry for Children and Family Development for vulnerable children, or children with special needs.” Arcadian’s United Way fundraiser this year is selling t-shirts and travel mugs with a unique adult and child handprint together with Arcadian’s name. Now 37 years in operation, Arcadian, run by the Duncan Daycare Society, hopes others who want to support Arcadian and the United Way will step up and buy either adult or child size t-shirts or travel mugs. “They will make great Christmas gifts,” Kate said. “We are so very grateful to the United Way and the generous donors in the Cowichan Valley who support work like ours that strengthens and enriches our community.” Check the website www.arcadianchildren.com or call 250-748-3922 to order.

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Former DCS star on familiar court Back home again: Megan Groenendijk enjoying volleyball with VIU women’s team Don Bodger

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ey, it’s good to be back home again. Duncan Christian School grad Megan Groenendijk returned to the gym where she played for many years last Monday as a member of the Vancouver Island University women’s volleyball squad against Camosun College. She received a rousing reception. “I get so much support from my home crowd, it was amazing and embarrassing at the same time,’’ noted Groenendijk. VIU won the college exhibition match 25-19, 25-15, 25-18, 22-25. The fourth set was played for practice. Groenendijk recorded six kills over three sets, two blocks and a pair of aces — not a bad hand. “I am really loving volleyball at VIU,’’ Groenendijk pointed out. “My teammates are all super nice and accepting, along with the coaches and staff. I enjoy going to every practice and ¿nd it such a new experience getting to play with such amazing athletes.’’ In the preceding high school girls’ game, DCS defeated Paci¿c Christian of Victoria 25-21, 25-17, 25-17.

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Strong net play is exhibited by Megan Groenendijk (16), above, in college women’s exhibition volleyball match at Duncan Christian School last week. Standing on guard with Groenendijk is Kaleigh Dodd (13) against the kill attempt of Camosun’s Carly Hilliard. Right, Olivia Bakker gets her Ängertips on the ball at the net in girls’ high school match against Elyssa Berends and PaciÄc Christian.

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Standing alone: Cowichan rolls to a fifth straight victory in Div. 1 Island Soccer League Don Bodger

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riday’s 3-1 victory at Sherman Road Park against Vic West gave Cowichan LMG Pringle the maximum 15 points from the ¿rst ¿ve games of the Div. 1 Island Soccer League season. “That’s the best Cowichan start ever,’’ said coach Glen Martin. “Since I’ve coached, we’ve never been 5-0.’’ The beginning of the 2009-10 season featured a 10-game undefeated run by Cowichan when Tyler Hughes and goalkeeper Kevin James ¿rst joined the team. As good as that was,

the squad only had 18 points after the 10 games with a 4-0-6 mark. Vic West surprised Cowichan with a goal at the six-minute mark, just the second it has surrendered so far. “The rest of that game we played really strong,’’ said Martin. Kevin Brown got the equalizer at 33 minutes and Cowichan dominated the second half. Super sub Kevin Jones was brought in earlier than usual and connected for the eventual game-winner at 65 minutes. Bram Taylor completed the scoring at 88 minutes on a set piece from a Hughes corner kick. Martin pushed all the right buttons by not only shufÀing his lineup, but

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player positions. The combination of Brown, Taylor and Riley Taiji in the middle was particularly effective. “The three central mid¿elders, they couldn’t handle it,’’ said Martin of Vic West’s reaction. Matt Arnett and Jones kept up the pressure and the speed on the wings. “The halftime adjustments really worked,’’ conceded Martin. Dan Citra continues to lead a wellbalanced scoring attack in goals with ¿ve. “Most of our goals are coming from the mid¿eld,’’ said Martin. That wasn’t the case early last season when the team relied heavily on Ryan Andre for offense.

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Double team at the net results in the Kerry Park Islanders’ Nolan Kinney and Kyle Horsman being left all alone in front of Saanich Braves’ goalie Tanner McGaw Sunday afternoon in Vancouver Island Junior Hockey League action at Kerry Park Arena. Despite this great opportunity, the Islanders couldn’t convert and ended up losing 5-3 to the Braves.

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Garriock top point-producer for Stingrays’ senior female swimmers Natalia Garriock, pictured, garnered 1,924 FINA points, according to the formula for the international governing body of swimming, to take the top female swimmer award for the Duncan Stingrays during the 2011-12 season. Awards were presented as the team embarked on a new season.

Laura Kissack (1,564 points) and Haakon Koyote (1,018 points) were the respective top female and male intermediate swimmers. Savanah VanNieuwkerk claimed the top junior female award with 1,200 points. The top junior male honour went to Teddy Zinkan with 831 points.

Michelle Winter Award winners included: Malia Prystupa (912 points) and Oliver Castle (464 points). Eight and under awards were presented to Jessica Castle (162 points) and Olin Dahlstrom (110 points). Awards for improvement, sportsmanship and more were also presented.

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e was standing behind the visitor’s bench, but Scott Robinson obviously felt right at home at Cowichan Arena Saturday. The longtime Cowichan Valley Capitals’ head coach is back in the B.C. Hockey League coaching the Salmon Arm SilverBacks after a two-year stint with the North American Hockey League’s Dawson Creek Fury which folded after last season. Robinson and old friend and former assistant Jim Ingram, the current Caps’ head coach, were on opposite sides for one of the rare occasions in a battle of struggling hockey teams. Robinson’s SilverBacks prevailed over Ingram’s Caps 4-2 for just their second win of the regular season to match the Caps’ total. Salmon Arm went on to win 4-3 in Nanaimo Sunday, giving it one more victory than the Caps. Shane Hanna got the SilverBacks off to the start they were seeking with a goal just 12 seconds into the game against the Caps. “We got a very fortunate bounce right off the bat and then we played a pretty good

road game,’’ said Robinson. “There’s nothing like a good start. We had a lot of guys step up and play real hard, just getting involved and working hard on the forecheck.’’ Robinson said every win is big for his team right now. “We’re learning about each other,’’ he said. “I think it’s a combination of some experience and de¿nitely some good young players. On the back end, we’re agile and we move the puck pretty well. “Our goaltending’s been rock solid from the start. We’re working on learning how to play the game better.’’ Being from Enderby makes the Salmon Arm job a homecoming of a different sort for Robinson. He started in the league as a SilverBacks’ assistant before getting the head coaching job in Cowichan. Robinson’s heart is still obviously very near and dear to the valley since he spent so many long and productive years here. “I spent a lot of time shaking hands and seeing old faces — a lot of good memories and a lot of good people,’’ he said. “It’s good to see them continuing to love the Caps.’’ While Ingram said it was great to see Robinson, he would have preferred a better outcome for his team. “We fell short in a bunch of

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