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Tamu Miles Gazette Editor

The Electoral Boundaries hearings that took place on Oct. 16 and 17, in Nanaimo and Victoria are finished and local politicians have had their chance to voice concerns over the proposed electoral boundary changes. Overall it seems that Mayor Ross Forrest, CVRD Area F director Ian Morrison, and MP Jean Crowder feel that they were heard and are optimistic that the commission will take their concerns into consideration. “I think there was 21 speakers or something,” said Forrest. “And they weren’t all on our area, but it was pretty unanimous. Everybody that did speak [said] that Lake Cowichan shouldn’t be in a riding with Nanaimo; we should be in with the rest of the Cowichan. “The guy that was the head of the three commissions, he’s a retired judge, and he said that they’d been hearing a bit about that Lake Cowichan shouldn’t be in that riding as well, so they’re listening to what’s being said.” He adds that he is glad he attended the hearing to both speak to the issue and to hear what others had to say. “There’s no guarantee that our [proposed boundaries] are going to get changed, but I think that by all the information that they’re hearing, and after listening to all that information, I’m confident that they will. I think there were some strong enough points made.” Morrison says that he attended both the Nanaimo and the Victoria hearings and that the Nanaimo one was a little bit unusual compared to Victoria. “I had a chance to talk to the commissioners at the Victoria one, and they actually said that the Nanaimo one was quite unusual because virtually everyone there spoke and they had very few no-shows,” said Morrison. Comparatively, at the Victoria hearing there were over twice as many people, and only half of them were there to speak. Morrison says he made a few key points at the Nanaimo hearing. “My specific points were that [Areas] F, I, and the Town of Lake Cowichan amount to approximately 6,000 people that while we are geographically central to the Cowichan riding, we don’t have natural linkages to Nanaimo like we do to Victoria. And examples of that are: we’ve got the Pacific Marine Circle Route, the Kinsol Trestle to Victoria, and we’re nearing completion of Trans Canada Trail connections. Our core commercial/cultural activities are Duncan based.” Morrison also spoke to the fact that the proposed boundaries would make access to constituency services difficult. “Now that was a big deal. We’re used to our provincial representation in Duncan, we’re used to our federal representation in Duncan. If the proposed ridings were to go

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From left: Chloe Bergman, Lauren Nelson, and Jerry Edson were fire chief for a day on Oct. 15, after having correctly answered all fire safety questions and colouring their “I will Learn not to Burn” posters given to Palsson Elementary School students by the Lake Cowichan Volunteer Fire Department. The kids got a tour of the fire department building, received a bag of goodies including a flashlight, stickers, a T-shirt, and safety pamphlet, and were treated to Tim Hortons treats.

ahead then obviously a Nanaimo centred riding is going to have a constituency office there,” said Morrison. “We would have to drive over an hour from our area mainly through another riding to get to constituency services in Nanaimo.” But he says that his key point focussed on public transit, and the barrier that lack of services between Lake Cowichan and Nanaimo would present. “You can’t get to Nanaimo via public transit from the Cowichan Valley. And those people that would require constituency services, that don’t have access to an automobile, would be unable to personally attend the constituency office in the riding of the MP that represents them.” He says this is further compounded by the fact that Greyhound Canada has applied to the Passenger Transportation Board to dramatically reduce its services between Victoria and Nanaimo. Director Morrison noted all three commissioners writing furiously upon hearing that point. “I made a passionate argument about the Cowichan Watershed and how the proposed boundaries have the potential of dividing the watershed into two separate federal ridings,” added Morrison.

Crowder also noted the presentations that spoke to the importance of the Cowichan Watershed and the negative impact that dividing the riding would have. “I hadn’t heard an argument from that perspective before,” said Crowder, and added that with the drought experienced this summer, keeping the watershed in one riding is important now more than ever. She also made the point that if the riding were to be divided, this could possibly create problems when applying for infrastructure funding. “A lot of things have to be reconciled,” said Crowder. “But I’m confident that the commission is hearing people. Now they have to weigh what they have heard.” Correction: Proposed changes to electoral boundaries don’t make sense, Oct.17 In the Oct. 17 issue of the Gazette, it was incorrectly stated that Morrison believes “the Cowichan Valley should be a riding unto itself as the area has a population of approximately 115,000.” Morrison has clarified this by stating: “If they were to do a Cowichan Valley based riding, it would be 82,000, plus where they might be able to draw in some other populations from elsewhere.”

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As we all know the issue of bullying has been brought to the forefront of everyone’s minds, and the media, over the past couple of weeks due to the tragic death of Amanda Todd, a Coquitlam youth who took her own life as a result of bullying. This issue has affected youth in Lake Cowichan as well, but students at Lake Cowichan Secondary are taking a proactive stance and have inadvertently come up with a unique way to help deal with the problem. Ashley Pastor and Destiny Skramstad say they and their friends found a note left on the wall in the girl’s bathroom at LCSS. The note was one of encouragement and support for anyone finding themselves as the victim of bullying. “We don’t know who the note was from,” said Skramstad. “We really felt inspired.” More notes of encouragement and understanding were soon added to this initial one. “We really liked the idea of encouraging people and sitting them down and telling

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them that, yeah there are bullies out there, but we really want them to come to their friends and trust in us,” said Skramstad. But Pastor and Skramstad say they didn’t think it was fair that these words of encouragement were only being displayed in the girls bathroom. “The boys go through a lot too,” said Skramstad. “And you know, all kids have been bullied.” So they decided to take the “Together We Stand” wall to the next level and bring it out to where the whole school could benefit from it. “We decided that we wanted to take this on as a leadership project and make a wall in the school that people can post anything positive about staying strong and being there for each other,” said Skramstad. The project has just gotten underway, but the words and notes of encouragement will now be featured in the hallway across from the theatre beside where the lunch program takes place every day. Students will have access to paper, tape, and pens at all times of the day so they too can add their thoughts of encouragement or share their stories of being bullied, or even if they are just going through a hard time. “You can either put your name on it, or you can be anonymous,” said Skramstad. These students have also created a Facebook page to allow for an online extension of the project.

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Ashley Pastor stands with the Encouragement Wall in the girls bathroom at LCSS. The wall was started by the writer of an anonymous note. Pastor and Destiny Skramstad have since relocated the wall so that all students can add to it and benefit from it.

“What’s great about it is you can post onto our [Facebook] wall and we’ll put it up [on the school wall] for you,” said Pastor. In this way, Pastor and Skramstad hope that they can reach out to all youth in the community and tackle the problem of bullying outside of the school setting. “We encourage anybody within our community to come down here, even just to look at it,” said Pastor. “Because, I know just reading through the posters we’ve made already it just makes you feel happy and good about yourself, and that’s our goal, is to make people feel good.” Both Pastor and Skramstad have experienced bullying first hand, so they feel they know what it’s like to go through it, and they both feel that no-one should ever feel alone or have noone to reach out to. Nicole Boucher, LCSS’s new principal, says she was moved by the initiative and caring shown by the actions of all who contributed to the wall. “It’s really wonderful and positive,” said Boucher. Boucher says it’s important that students report issues of bullying to their teacher or to someone else with whom they feel safe. “It’s critical that if

kids are being bullied, picked on, or teased, they need to report it. Often teachers don’t find out about it until way down the road because it hadn’t been reported,” said Boucher. She adds that when an incident or issue is reported, school staff work quickly to try and help deal with the problem and to ensure that the students who are at fault learn that bullying behaviour is unacceptable. “I always tell kids that if they have reported an incident and the issue hasn’t been resolved, to tell us that it is still continuing. If the problem is still there, we can look at it again and do something different. Maybe the first action was not effective,” said Boucher. But Boucher says that action is never taken without first making sure that the student who is the target of the bullying has approved of the plan. “Our job is to make sure that students are safe,” said Boucher. She adds that often the kids who are perceived to be doing the bullying are not actually acting out of any kind of malicious intent, and that they just need to be taught social skills. “Sometimes they need help learning those skills, so we coach as we go. We

don’t necessarily see them as a bully; students need to learn to treat each other properly. But even though their intent may not have been malicious, this still doesn’t take away from how [negative words or actions] make you feel.” A recent internet and social media presentation at the school by Darren Laur, a law enforcement professional, seems to have had an impact on many of the students at LCSS. Even though Laur’s presentation was geared towards educating students and parents about keeping kids safe online from internet predators, the information he conveyed about cyber bullying hit home for many students. According to Boucher, Laur has received many messages from LCSS students, some of them even saying that his presentation has changed their lives. “He made himself available to students,” said Boucher. “He told them that if they ever needed help, to call him, and if they are being bullied, he would track the bully down. Students are still talking to teachers about how powerful it was.” To “like” Pastor and Skramstad’s Facebook page, search “Together we Stand.”


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Meades Creek Road safety before development Tamu Miles Gazette Editor

At a meeting held on Oct. 18 at the Youbou Hall, residents once again demanded that safety issues along Meades Creek Road and the intersection with the Youbou Highway be dealt with before more developments take place, as well as the logistics surrounding sewer capacity and future development expansion of the Cottages at Marble Bay by Van Isle Waterfront Development Corp. The purpose of the meeting was to give a third reading to amendment bylaws No. 3564 and 3565. Basically these two amendment bylaws propose to allow for year round occupancy in the cottages while still keeping the zoning recreational. “If approved, the amended bylaws would permit both a seasonal and year round occupancy of the subject properties under its current zoning,” Dana Leitch, planner II for the CVRD, told attendees of the meeting. The CVRD has also introduced two draft covenants. “One covenant is in regards to a trail corridor on the northwest portion of the property that would connect lands in Marble Bay with the Woodland Shores development. The second covenant that has been proposed would basically restrict subdivision and development on any of the remaining lands until those properties are brought within the boundaries of the community water and sewer system that are owned and operated by the Cowichan Valley Regional

District,” said Leitch. This second covenant would apply to any lots in excess of the 50 already created. There were many who attended the meeting that took the time to ask questions and voice their concerns. These concerns centred around the capacity of the sewer system with future expansion. “What concerns me is, when you get down to it, where that developer [for Woodland Shores] wants to move forward – and he’s got the rights to move forward – what are you going to do?” asked Lorne Scheffer Sr. “The capacity is limited to the field you are talking about. When you develop sewer systems, what you are looking for is you have a mechanical plan, and then you have the disposal area which is the natural hydraulic capacity. You develop the field to its maximum hydraulic capacity so there never will be any expansion of that field. I think that field has the capacity to take about 475 cubic meters a day. That’s the limiting factors of the field. But that capacity of the field right now is greater than ultimately what Woodland Shores will ever have. So we could never go beyond that field’s capacity,” responded David Leitch of the CVRD. Another major concern voiced by residents was that of traffic safety along Meades Creek Road and the intersection with the Youbou Highway, and alleged promises made in the past to upgrade the intersection before any new developments took place, as well as increased traffic that could result with the increase to year-

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round occupancy of the development. “During the Woodland Shores development process there was a traffic study that was done by Boulevard Transportation and one of the recommendations was that it should be upgraded. And after further research . . . [it was] determined that any upgrade to the intersection or improvements, would require the purchase of private property. There wasn’t enough public road rightof-way to upgrade or improve the intersection,” said Dana Leitch. “So, how do we solve the safety issue?” asked Kathy Woodrow. “That is a major concern because the road is so narrow and it’s dark and there’s no walking area. It was a promise with Woodland Shores so somehow it has to be addressed before anything else happens out there.” Both the developers, Joe and Rick Bourque, and the CVRD board members present, including Ian Morrison, director for Area F, stated that it is up to the Ministry of Transportation and Highways to deal with infrastructure improvements. “I’ve made notes that we obviously are going back to our Highways people about . . . the safety issue, regardless of what goes on in the district. Highway safety and that issue, I’ve been hearing it for as long as I’ve been an official,” said Morrison. During the public comment portion of the meeting, the majority of those Cowichan Lake residents who attended stated that they are opposed to the draft amendment bylaws unless safety issues are addressed.

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Since when did compassion become a dirty word? The past couple of weeks has seen the issue of bullying spread across social media and talked about by students, teachers, parents, and even governments. And though this focus on the problem generates conversation and awareness, I am still left with the feeling that it is not being dealt with systemically. I see bullying around me every day. I have experienced bullying in my life, and have watched my kids as they have moved from elementary school into high school and all that this transition entails; often hard and sometimes traumatic as the

memories they have of being bullied are still with them today. But we live in a world where our mindset is such that our beliefs—those views that we think make up who we are—are in some way superior to the “other.” We teach our children to express their beliefs, to stand up for what they think is right, to be bold, to not let the world stand in their way. And while this is positive on many levels, it has its negative connotations as well, at least as far as I am concerned. Where do we teach our kids about

compassion? Sure, this is more and more prevalent in school settings, or after kids have demonstrated behaviour that others might feel needs reprimanding. But what happens behind closed doors? Unless the incident was somehow tragic I’m willing to bet that most parents tend to support their children in their views and make them feel justified in their actions. I know I am guilty of this. After all, our children can do no wrong, and they more than likely formed their opinions based on our beliefs. But what does this create later on in life? What does it teach our children to be

when they grow up? I think in many cases, it teaches them to assert themselves in such a manner that they are still the bully on the playground. Whether it’s a boss in a workplace asserting his or her power over an employee, or a politician asserting his or her private beliefs into the political system, it is still bullying and keeps us separate from the each other. In my view, this lack of ability to have compassion for the other’s point of view is the root of much of the strife that plagues the world today. — editor@lakecowichangazette.com

Taser changes working, judge tells MLAs BC Bureau

Retired judge Thomas Braidwood is “very pleased with the response” to his recommendations on the use By Tom Fletcher of Taser stun guns by police in the wake of Robert Dziekanski’s death in 2007. Braidwood testified Tuesday before a legislature committee, after a senior RCMP official reported on training and procedure changes that led to an 87 per cent reduction in use of Tasers to subdue people. Braidwood emphasized that he stands by the core finding of his inquiry, which is that police in B.C. should continue to use them with new training and strict new rules. Those province-wide rules include requiring police to determine that the subject is causing bodily harm or is about to, and mandate that “de-escalation” or crisis intervention techniques be taught and used before a Taser is. He described a basic technique that could have been used when four Richmond RCMP officers approached a distraught Dziekanski at Vancouver International Airport. If one of those officers had simply pulled up a chair and sat down, Braidwood said, Dziekanski would likely be alive today. Similar techniques can defuse even violent domestic disputes, rightly considered by police to be their most dangerous calls, said Braidwood, a former prosecutor who went on to serve as a B.C. Supreme Court

and Court of Appeal justice. The Taser rules also require police to have an automated defibrillator in the car, or in a supervisor’s vehicle in communities of 5,000 people or less. Independent testing of the stun guns is also required, and the rules apply to all municipal police in B.C. as well. On Monday, RCMP Assistant Commissioner Randy Beck told the committee that new training began in 2011. By then the fallout from the Dziekanski case had led to a steep decrease in use of Tasers. Braidwood noted that so far there has not been a corresponding increase in police use of guns. “Have more police officers been injured while restraining violent subjects, or have officers discovered that other tools in their arsenal, such as training in crisis intervention techniques, have resolved many of these potentially dangerous confrontations without resorting to use of conducted energy weapons?” he asked. “It would appear to be a fruitful area for more research.” Braidwood’s inquiry led not only to new Taser procedures, but also the establishment of B.C.’s new Independent Investigations Office, the civilian-led agency that began work this summer to take control of all police-involved incidents that result in death or serious bodily harm. Braidwood said the steps taken since his inquiry have filled a gap in the civilian oversight of police that is “a fundamental tenet that distinguishes Canada from totalitarian or dictatorial states.”

The Gazette’s environmental tip of the week

Be green with your beans and leaves: carry a cup Take a reusable cup to work and take it with you to your favourite coffee/ tea shop. Some coffee retailers offer a discount

for bringing your own and if they don’t you can always ask. Your reusable mug will likely keep your drink warmer (or colder) than in a disposable cup.

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North Shore Road concerns Re: Solution needed to traffic volume and noise, Oct.10, One point needs clarification from the Oct. 10, article about overweight and noisy trucks on North Shore Rd. The B.C. Ministry of Transport said that the Y intersection is not substandard. They were surprised to hear that our city engineer (and others) said that. Truck drivers everywhere are required to drive to the road conditions. If that means slowing down, gee! My question is, if the concerns about the Y intersection are so high and long standing, why has our town council or the Public Works committee not taken action to get it assessed and fixed? The RCMP find it pretty hard to nail speeding trucks who have radios on to warn each other. In the meantime, could there not be a compromise of trucks, when empty, being asked to return using the Youbou highway? I do not consider it beyond thought for Lake Cowichan to have a designated truck route — as many towns do — that does not include a residential area. It does not bode well for our future prosperity to ignore this issue. Lisa Barnes Lake Cowichan

Vote with your fork To commemorate World Farm Animal Day, Oct. 3, I brought a couple of my chickens to town to meet and greet and discuss factory farming in Canada. Our sentimental image of pigs, chickens, and cows being raised on an idyllic family farm is seriously outdated. Over 95 per cent of the staggering 650 million animals raised and slaughtered for food in Canada today are mass-produced on factory farms. Here they live their short lives indoors in intensive confinement systems, deprived of everything that is natural to them including sunlight, family, and even the ability to turn around. The horrific conditions that exist on Canadian modern farms are shameful and includes animals being crammed by the thousands into filthy windowless sheds, wire cages, gestation crates, and other cruel confinement systems. These animals suffer staggering neglect, mutilation, genetic manipulation and drug regimens that cause acute and chronic pain and debilitation. During transport thousands die from overcrowding and extreme temperatures. Their tortured lives end in terror with violent and gruesome deaths in slaughterhouses across the country. Factory farming is

built on an attitude that regards animals and the natural world merely as commodities to be exploited for profit. In animal agriculture, this attitude has led to institutionalized animal cruelty, massive environmental destruction and resource depletion, and animal and human health risks. Don’t be sorry. Do something. Vote with your dollar. Vote with your fork. Dr. Brenda Bernhardt, Cowichan Veterinary Services, Lake Cowichan

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Great teachers do make a difference In response to the Gazettes request for stories about teachers who have inspired us My father in law, Rick Nott, was a teacher at LCSS for many years. Although I was not fortunate to have him as a teacher myself, I have met many people who, upon hearing my last name, ask me if I am related to Mr. Nott. He is so well known in this community and I have heard wonderful stories from his former pupils about his science classes. He is retired now, but continues to act as a teacher to my three daughters, his grandchildren. “Papa Rick” always has something to show them: tomato plants in the garden, the canoe he carved, a weird looking bug. He loves to take the girls on nature walks and tell them about the different plants and animals. Every Friday, Rick and his wife Rhonda meet at the shaker mill with a group of former and current teachers, John and Georgie Clark, John McCormick, and Carolyn Graham (who still teaches at Palsson Elementary). This group of amazing people all taught here in Lake Cowichan, and most knew each other way back in the day when they were kids growing up in Victoria. My husband and I love to join them at their weekly get together. We love listening to the stories and gossip that comes from spending so many years right in the middle of the action in a small town. Our daughters Hannah, Emma and Madelynn love Friday dinners too; valuable lessons were taught long before the girls ever set foot in a classroom. Mr Nott continues to be involved in the community and he, along with his friends, are inspiring a new generation of students to learn everything they can about the world around them. My daughters are so lucky to get to spend time with these influential people. They are proof that a great teacher never truly stops teaching. Kaytee Nott Lake Cowichan

RCMP Report: Vehicle roll over, theft

Gazette Lake Cowichan firefighters on scene at single vehicle roll over on rain soaked road, Monday, Oct.15.

The Lake Cowichan RCMP report that on Oct.15 at approximately 2:45 p.m., Lake Cowichan RCMP, fire, and ambulance, responded to a single vehicle rollover just west of the arena on South Shore Road. The driver, a 17- year-old male, had been traveling west on South Shore Rd. and lost control on a curve. Cpl. Larry Olson reports that the vehicle crossed the center line, flipped and ended up in the ditch. The driver, who was wearing his seat belt, suffered a minor cut to his head and was taken to Cowichan District Hospital where he was treated and released. Speed and wet road conditions were factors in the collision. No charges were forwarded against the driver. Sometime during the night of Oct. 15, Cst. Grant Desmet reports that a backpack containing a wallet and an iPod was taken from a vehicle in the area of Johel Cresent, Lake Cowichan. RCMP remind the public to ensure that their vehicles are locked and any valuables are kept out of sight and to report suspicious persons and vehicles. Anyone with information about this incident is asked to call Lake Cowichan RCMP at 250749-6668 or Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477.

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On behalf of the Ohtaki Twinning Committee, the Mayor and Council of the Town of Lake Cowichan would like to express their sincere thanks to the following for making the visit by the Japanese delegation from Ohtaki/Date City a success: • Homestay Families for hosting the Japanese delegates • Businesses:

The Print Spot, Country Grocer, Dollars and Sense, The Bargain Shop, Pacific Western Brewery, and Sugar Connections Candy Store for their in-kind and financial contributions; and • All others who have made personal contributions for the event.

Mayor and Council Town of Lake Cowichan


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Wednesday, October 24, 2012

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Preparing to fill hampers with Christmas cheer Christmas Hampers are coming up fast and Cowichan Lake Community Services will be providing a wholesome arrangement of food and goodies to brighten your holiday season. Hamper applications are available as of Nov. 14 and must be brought in to Cowichan Lake Community Services, in person, by Dec. 7. You must be registered at Community Services by Dec. 7 or you may not receive a hamper on Wed. Dec. 19. Organizers say they would not want to see anyone get forgotten or missed. Approximately 225 food hampers are assembled on Tuesday, Dec. 18 and distributed on Wednesday, Dec. 19. Angel Trees are set up at Curves, Lake Cowichan Chiropractic, Palsson, A.B. Greenwell and LCSS. Angel tags state ages and sex of the child in need of a gift. A new,

unwrapped toy is always appreciated and can also be dropped off at Community Services. The Lake Cowichan Fire Department will be holding their fourth annual drive for gifts at Country Grocer on the weekend of Dec. 7 and 8. Volunteers are needed to assemble hampers and help with distribution, if you are available to help us with assembly on Dec. 18, at 9:30 a.m., please contact Cowichan Lake Community Services at 250-749-6822 or in person during business hours and ask to be put on the volunteer list. Heavy lifting is involved. No children please. For more information contact Angie Fourneir at 250-749-6822. The Lake Cowichan Food Bank does not distribute food hampers during the month of December.

1958: Places to shop and things to do in Cowichan Lake

—Submitted by Angie Fournier Rolli Gunderson

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The Riverside Inn’s formal dining room was at the far left end of building.

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FIREWORKS REGULATIONS • Sale of Fireworks prohibited • Discharge of Fireworks prohibited Note: No person shall discharge fireworks unless in possession of an approved CVRD Fireworks Discharge Permit and must meet all requirements of CVRD Bylaw No. 39 and Federal/Provincial regulations.

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In 1958 a two bedroom house was listed with Loutet Agencies (here in town) for $5, 250 cash or $5,500 with terms. The five-year-old dwelling (as it was referred to) boasted a nice kitchen, a living room and a three-piece Pembroke bathroom. It also had an open staircase with two unfinished rooms upstairs and a garage and fuel storage area outside. A $3,000 down payment was required. Running at the Lake Theatre was Elvis Presley and Lizabeth Scott in the film Loving You. The upcoming movie Tammy and the Bachelor with Debbie Reynolds was scheduled for the following week. A St. Patrick’s Day social evening featuring Freddie Borganson’s Orchestra was to be held on March 15, 1958 at the Elks Home. For an admission fee of $1.25, one could dance the night away. Ardley’s Red & White Store (across from Cowichan Fly and Tackle) offered sale items like two cans of corn for 27 cents; margarine at 59 cents for two pounds with Nabob coffee

a mere 89 cents per pound. Free grocery delivery was offered at no extra cost. Ernie could be reached at phone number 130. Elmer Tenny’s South Shore Service Ltd., located across from the high school, advertised complete lubrication, brake and motor tune-ups. Delle’s Ready to Wear for ladies and children was located on South Shore Road in the former Dorothy’s Style Shop building. (Copper Lane clothing is presently in the same building.) Delle’s advertised “30 dresses on sale at almost half price.” The owners could be reached at their residence phone number 266-Y. A Masonic Lodge Ladies Night party was to be held at the I. W. A. Hall (across from the high school). The hall took on the look of a cabaret where the Evening Circle of the United Church ladies served a delicious meal. Later in the evening dancing was enjoyed to the music of Borgerson’s Orchestra. James Bakery was still in business and advertised fresh hot cheese bread and specialty birthday cakes. Their donuts were the favorite of many. Don Berry’s Mesachie Lake General Store offered a variety of products including a white enamel four-burner gas range (stove) for $165. An enamel hot water tank and electric side arm heater for $50 was also adver-

From stir sticks to hockey sticks

tised in the local paper. Taylor’s Lunch motto was “It’s always coffee time at Taylor’s Lunch.” Quality chocolate in one and three pound packages was also available as were magazines, ice cream and tobacco. The building was located on the present day site of the sporting goods store. Located on South Shore Road, Severson’s Sales and Service specialized in selling and repairing televisions, radios, record players and antenna installations. They later became the first business to offer cable TV in the Cowichan Lake area. Owners Clarence and Marie Severson later retired and lived the remainder of their lives here at the Lake. “Real Home Cooked Meals” were the advertised specialty at the Riverside Inn Dining Room. Open seven days a week, the restaurant offered full meals of breakfast, lunch and supper daily. Today, the same location sits empty. Cod fillets (35 cents lb.), fresh beef sausage (39 cents lb.) and rind less bacon (69 cents per lb.) were just some of the specialty cuts of meat that were available at Art Howe’s Quality Meat Market (Situated where the Cow Café now stands) The meat market also rented-out space in its cold storage locker in an era before home freezers were commonplace. Tamu Miles

On Oct. 17, Tim Hortons presented 14 sets of goalie gear to the three local minor hockey associations, Kerry Park, Cowichan Valley, and Lake Cowichan. “We just love being part of our community,” said Michael Alderking of Tim Hortons. “The gear is going to be for the association, and if we have a child in need that needs goalie gear we’re absolutely let the kid use it,” said Steve Vatcher. From left, front: Tyler Friesen and Jorden Nicholdon. Back row: Todd Vaughan, Trenton Baslee, Dylan Svendsen, Justin Fournier, Noah Murdoch, and Michael Alderking.


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271 South Shore $269,000 COMMERCIAL LOT – corner lot on almost an acre on main road in Town Lot 2 - Wilson Road $120,000 FLAT LOT – for your new home or commercial venture & close to town core. Owner will have a home built to suit your needs. MARBLE BAY LOTS

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great patio and good size storage locker. Quiet and peaceful – this is a 55+ community. 13-300 Grosskleg $179,900

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

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Wednesday, October 24, 2012

Tamu Miles Gazette Editor

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financial means to manage our water resources. We are asking them to step up to the plate and take our a water licence on behalf of the migrating salmon in our Provincially and Federally designated Heritage River,” said Jefferson. The CVRD is considering the water licence application and is on record supporting the rule band approach to weir management.

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Tamu Miles Steve Sandsmark and Tara Bushby, both family members and staff at the new South Shore Cabinetry, a professional interior design and mill work company on South Shore Rd.

Professional, sustainable, affordable: new business wants to set benchmark for Cowichan Lake Tamu Miles Gazette Editor

South Shore Cabinetry recently opened up at 191 South Shore Road, and owner Roy Sandsmark is happy to be done with renovations so he can now get on with the business of serving the Cowichan Lake communities. Sandsmark says he has done a two stage opening, first working on the shop and building. Now he is in the final stages of putting together the showroom. He already has clients lined up and is currently working with a skeleton crew of nine. “But we are operational here and we are taking people’s information and taking other work on,” said Sandsmark.

South Shore Cabinetry offers professional interior design and mill work. Most of their products are locally sourced and environmentally sustainable. “We try to adhere to green building standards; environmentally sensitive choices are always looked at. So we’re not huge on importing exotic veneers out of the rainforest of Brazil. We use engineered products that replace the need to do that,” said Sandsmark. He says he is also a huge fan of using what he calls “our bamboo,” and by this he means alder. Cut and dried the right way, Sandsmark says that alder, besides being sustainable and self replenishing, will last just as long as any other soft-

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wood. “Alder has got some of the most beautiful grain patterns to it. In the past it used to be called the poor man’s cherry,” said Sandsmark. South Shore Cabinetry is largely a family run business, with his wife June, daughter Tara Bushby and her husband, and brother Steve all applying their various skills to the business. For example, Bushby is an interior designer and will be offering those services to the public as well as doing marketing and sales for the company. “I have got the most talented staff that I have ever had assembled in any business I’ve had in Victoria or other places,” said Sandsmark. “We have highly skilled people working here.” Sandsmark has also started looking at working with the highschool, employing students who are keen to make fine woodworking their career choice. “I am also certified to run the apprenticeship program for BCIT. So I can offer Red Seal apprenticeships to train locals: the young people coming through the high school or other people that are interested,” said Sandsmark. Sandsmark is hopeful about the future, as he has purchased adjoining properties and plans to expand. “So if we decide that the demand is large enough in the Cowichan Valley then we’ll have this as our main manufacturing hub with room to expand in the future,” said Sandsmark. The company offers no charge and no obligation visits to prospective clients. This visit includes taking measurements and listening to ideas in order to draw up plans. “We will present computer version or hand drafted drawings to them and give them a price based on that,” said Sandsmark. “And we build everything custom

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so we’re not hauling pre-made boxes from somewhere else. Everything is made right in Lake Coiwchan, from the boxes right down to the doors. We do it from the rough stock right down to the final finished material.” He also offers a sanding service and has the capacity to sand down cedar planks to old doors and much more. “So we’re a full service company. Everything is custom made and priced very competitively. Our prices are going to be so that the average person can afford us,” said Sandsmark. He says he is able to offer these types of savings because having a business location in Lake Cowichan, compared to Victoria, means he is saving on property taxes. “Here the property taxes are low, so I can pass those savings on to the people.” South Shore Cabinetry may be a new business, but Sandsmark and his family have been coming to Lake Cowichan for the past 10 years. “We had enjoyed the area but we had sort of been weekend warriors up here, and at the end of June we moved up here and sold our house in Victoria.” He says he is keen to contribute to the transformation of the business district and helping to grow prosperity in Lake Cowichan. “So that we’re looking optimistically toward the future and building this community to be something really special.” He says this starts with business and local residents supporting local business. “We’re excited about being here and seeing how this thing is going to develop.” For more information, phone South Shore Cabinetry at 250-932-2004, or email roy@southshorecabinetry.com. The business website southshorecabinetry.com is currently under construction.


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From a condemned house to moonlight madness, there are many ways to celebrate the spookiest time of year around Cowichan Lake Tamu Miles Gazette Editor

Salmon &

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Tamu Miles

Elijah Vaughan makes friendly with a new addition to the Vaughan family of Halloween decorations. Elijah’s mom, Connie, has been hard at work helping to set up this year’s haunted house out at the Youbou Hall.

condemned house of horror, and that it takes her approximately 10 days to set up. She has at least 20 totes full of Halloween paraphernalia at home, and each year she spends at least $200 adding to her collection. “It’s a lot of manual labour,” said Vaughan. “All of the decorations are stored at my house, my crawl space is fully occupied.” John Cummings, events coordinator for Cowichan Lake Recreation, says the premise of the event is “a thank you to the tax payers.” Ordano adds that without the many volunteers, including Vaughan, the event would not be possible. This event is free to attend, and Cummings says it is particularly popular with kids between the age of seven and 15. “It’s a good night,” adds Cummings. “We get 200 to 300 people each year.” Cowichan Lake Recreation is also hosting a Halloween Dance on Saturday, Oct. 27, at the Curling Lounge in Lake Cowichan. Tickets are $8, and can be purchased at the arena before hand, or at the door. This is a 19 plus event. Ordano will be once again providing the canned music, and she says she has something to please everyone, from

“The Monster Mash” to contemporary favourites. “I have something to make everyone happy,” said Ordano. The Honeymoon Bay Community Society is having its own shindig, also taking place on Oct. 31. This is also a costume contest with cold hard cash going to the winners in each of the three categories. There will be hot dogs, hot chocolate, coffee, and of course a huge bonfire and fireworks display. The event takes place behind the firehall after the Honeymoon Bay firehall siren sounds at approximately 7 p.m. Country Grocer is also hosting an event. Moonlight Madness is set to take place on Friday, Oct. 26, between 5 p.m. and 9 p.m. Along with offering in-store specials, shoppers will be able to take their chances with the Spooky Spinner Prize Wheel when they spend $50 or more. If you wear your costume, you will receive a gift certificate valued at between $1 and $20. “There will also be freebies all around the store,” said owner Jo-Anne Pimlott. “It’s a really good time.”

LCSS students “Drop, Cover, and Hold On” At 10:18 a.m. on Oct. 18, students at LCSS dropped whatever they were doing, sought cover, and held on. This earthquake preparedness drill was province wide and was an opportunity for schools, businesses and families to practice what to do in the event of an earthqake. Grade 6 students, Quinn Major and Max Baird (left), count to 60 twice as they practice the “drop, cover, and hold on” part of the drill. Afterwards students were given some instruction on why the drill is important and what else can be done in the event of an earthquake.

Town of Lake Cowichan and Council Cowichan Lake Arena – Linda, Lana and Valerie The Ditidaht First Nations The T’Sou-ke First Nation Mayo Creek Gardens Ingeborg Woodsworth David and Eileen Tamblin Barbara Gray - Wiksten Maarten van Wamel Caroline McCallum Heather Slywka Rita Dustow Galloping Moon Gallery Illy Coffee Robert Crandall,CLSES Candace Kitigawa

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Get ready to get your spook-on this Oct. 27, through to the 31, as Cowichan Lake Recreation, the Honeymoon Bay Community Society, and Country Grocer have all been preparing for a ghastly Halloween weekend. Vicki Ordano, programming assistant for CLR, and Connie Vaughan have been working hard to set up this year’s haunted house at the Youbou Hall, set to open its doors on Oct. 31 at 6 p.m. The Haunted House will be followed by a costume contest and fireworks. The haunted house, costume contest, and fireworks are courtesy of Cowichan Lake Recreation, and the fireworks are facilitated by the Youbou Volunteer Fire Department. Ordano says Vaughan is known as the Halloween Queen, and after seeing what Vaughan has conjured up for this year’s event, you might be inclined to agree. Vaughan says she has done the haunted house, using various themes, for the past 10 years. Since the beginning she has engaged the help of her kids, husband, friends and neighbours to create a spooktacular tour through ghoulish kitchens, haunted graveyards, and any other Halloween thrills she can think of. “I want to spook all ages,” said Vaughan. “Teens, adults, and kids.” She knows that younger kids might not make it all the way through the haunted house, so she says she spooks them early and makes sure they have a way out if need be. This year’s theme is a condemned house. “In the past we’ve done Egyptian theme, or a pirate theme,” said Vaughan. But she says this year she’s gone back to the haunted house because that seems to be the most popular. Her youngest son, Elijah, has been helping set up this year, and he will be one of the actors scaring thrill seekers on their way through. “I usually don’t get given a spot,” said Elijah. “I go everywhere, that’s what I do.” He did admit that he likes scaring people as they go by. Vaughan says she will have at least eight volunteers helping her in her

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Chamber hosts business coach at general meeting On Oct. 18, the Cowichan Lake District Chamber of Commerce hosted it’s general meeting and dinner at the Cowichan Lake Curling Lounge. The guest speaker was Nick West, a business coach, consultant, and public

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speaker. Experienced in fast growing environments where developing managers and teams is as important as strategic and procedural initiatives, West combines coaching, planning, analysis and sound business experience to generate results for his clients. Due to unforseen circumstances, Katherine Worsley, the Visitor Centre coordinator, says that only 12 guests attended the dinner, but none-the-less they had a good time and walked away with a lot to

think about. “We had a very good dinner, [the talk] was well engaged by the ones that were attending,” said Worsley. “And the guest speaker, through his presentation, we find out that a successful business is a successful business when it first develops its goals.” West introduced the attendees to SMART: specific goals, measurable goals, achieving those goals, realistic goals, and doing so in a timely fashion; and GROW: defining business goals, results both past

and future, options and how to create them, and the will or desire to commit. “Basically getting set goals and making them reasonable or attainable,” said Ron Mckenzie, vice president of the CLDCC. McKenzie says that the chamber will be looking to host another evening with West so others can take advantage of his knowledge. “We should have had him a long time ago,” said Mckenzie. For more information visit enablebusiness.ca.

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Novice C Lakers host a weekend of fun Lots of hockey was played this past weekend as the Lake Cowichan Novice C1 Syndergy Safety and Lake Cowichan C2 Professional Electric Lakers hosted the first of four tournaments scheduled by LCDMHA in the Cowichan Lake Sports Arena. Lakers gave a warm welcome to Cowichan Valley C3 Sharks, Cowichan C4 Falcons, Sooke Thunderbirds, and Jaun De Fuca Grizzlies. Each team was guaranteed five games with the possibility of a sixth game making a lot of ice for a total of 16 games played between Oct. 19 and 21. Lake Cowichan Professional Electric Novice C2 MVP awards: Game 1: Jorden Nicholson Game 2: Andrew St. James Game 3: Tyler Friesen Game 4: Devon Clayton Game 6: Richard Bergman

Lake Cowichan Professional Electric Novice C2 Digger awards: Game 1: Chase McKinlay Game 2: Elijah Vaughan Game 3: Jake Walters Game 4: Jackson Lee Game 5: Mackenzie Callihoo Lake Cowichan Synergy Safety Novice C1 MVP awards: Game 1: Jayden Chupik Game 2: Xander Longbottom Game 3: Alex Rudzik Game 4: Elise Nelson Game 5: Jilliana Waller Lake Cowichan Synergy Safety Novice C1 Digger awards: Game 1: Dylan Cummings Game 2: Brooklyn Creelman Game 3: Jakeb Shand Game 4: Caitlyn Day Game 5: Mariah Segee The Sooke Thunderbirds won the tournament defeating Juan De Fuca Grizzles 13 to 2 in the

final game. Cowichan Valley Falcon’s Novice C4 finished in third place with a strong game against the Juan De Fuca Grizzles, while Cowichan Valley Sharks Novice C3 took fourth place after a great game against Sooke Thunderbirds. While there were many highlights of the weekend for tournament coordinators, Connie Vaughan and Belinda Waller, the one thing that stood out was the sportsmanship demonstrated by the parents, coaches and players of the Sooke Thunderbirds. They were respectful and fair on and off the ice. Waller says the Novice C Tournament was a huge success and that they appreciate all of the sponsors, supporters, parents and players for a memorable weekend of hockey. Way to go Lakers! —Submitted by Belinda Waller and Connie Vaughan

March Meadows ladies wrap things up The March Meadows Ladies Division ended the 2012 season with three weeks of Novelty Golf and stellar weather. On October 15, the ladies held their year end awards banquet. The winners for the 2012 season are: Club Champion: Corinne Floyd. Runner-up: Phyllis Logan. Senior Ladies Champion: Diane Kaiser. Runner-up: Lorraine Lawrence. Medal Cup: Suzanne Jones Runner-up: Diane Kaiser Lee Budden Competition: Diane Kaiser. Runner-up: Lorraine Lawrence. Putting Cup: Lynn Girard. Runner-up: Irene Pearse. Most chip-ins: Lynn Girard.

Runners-up with a tie: Lorraine Oliver and Margaret Lavigne. Club Two Ball: Corrine Floyd and Christine McGovern. Runners-up: Lynn Girard and Phyllis Logan. Par Cup: Lorraine Lawrence. Runner-up: Diane Kaiser. Most Improved: Suzanne Jones. Runner-up: Veronica Clarkson. Norm Boden Competition: Lorraine Lawrence and Margaret Lavigne. Most Birdies: Phyllis Logan. Runner-up: Veronica Clarkson Club Champion Net Winners: A Division-Suzanne Jones, B Division-Sylvia Lingren, C Division-Diane Kaiser. Lee Budden medalist: Christine McGovern. Tombstone: Margaret Lavi-

gne. Warwick: Veronica Clarkson B.C.L.G.A. Pin Round: Diane Kaiser. R.C.G.A. Net Pin: Sylvia Lingren. R.C.G.A. Pin Round: Suzanne Jones. Runner-up: Diane Kaiser. Monthly Spoon Round Winners: April: Judy Merrett, May: Christine McGovern, June: Suzanne Jones, July: Suzanne Jones, August: Diane Kaiser, September: Phyllis Logan and Christine McGovern (a tie) Eclectic Winners: Spring: Suzanne Jones, Summer: Lorraine Oliver, Fall: Norma O’Connell —Submitted by Norma O’Connell

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ANDREW IAN CUNNINGHAM MCCURRACH May 28, 1985 – October 13, 2012

Gentle Giant Andrew passed away suddenly with his family at his side. Survived by his Dad, Ian McCurrach; step mom, Janet; Mom, Jayne Ingram; and step dad Bruce; his stepbrother Robert (Sharon) and stepsisters Jami, Lanaye and Taryn, and his new nephew Jesse who he loved with all his heart. Andrew was a very proud Uncle. Andrew is survived by many loving Aunts, Uncles, cousins and friends. A friend to everyone, Andrew was always there to support his friends and family in any time of need no matter what. Loving, kind hearted, fun and non-judgmental are some of the words to describe Andrew. He warmed everyone’s heart with his enormous smile. Andrew loved his work, camping, poker nights with his bud’s, driving his cars from his old Bronco to his new Ford pickup, and movies. Family occasions were all important, tubing the Cowichan River (how many times could you oat down in a day?), hanging at the cabin at Shuswap, and socializing with friends. He lived his life to the fullest every day. Andrew was an avid Canucks fan. Please feel free to wear a Jersey and join us in a Celebration of Andrew’s Life on Saturday, October 27, 2012 from 2:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m. at the Mary Winspear Centre, 2243 Beacon Avenue, Sidney, British Columbia. Andrew had a passion for camping and working with kids with Disabilities. Andrew truly believed that kids had abilities, not disabilities. We ask that in lieu of owers that you make a donation in Andrew’s memory to the Easter Seal Camp -Shawnigan, c/o 3981 Oak Street, Vancouver, British Columbia V6H 4H5 or directly online at www.lionsbc.ca . All donations will go to support kids with disabilities from Vancouver Island who attend Camp Shawnigan. “Love you foreverâ€?

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TOWNHOUSES LK COW: 3 bdrm townhouse (#5-215 Madill), 1.5 bath, 5 appls, single carport, newly painted. $795 + hydro. Oct 15 N/S, sm pet ok. 250-477-4524

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

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FARM MARKET AUCTION Food Service & Farm Equipment, Nov. 3, 11 AM at Horstings Farm, 2 mi N. of Cache Creek. View photos at doddsauction.com 1-866545-3259

HALLS

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$550 1 bedroom suite 285 Lake Park Rd. Clean & quiet basement suite. Hydro included, shared washer & dryer, N/Smoking, N/Pets. $650 2 bedroom suite #39-211 Madill Rd. Very nice suite in popular strata. Washer & dryer, N/Smoking, N/Pets. $750 3 bedroom condo #30-215 Madill Rd. Very nice unit in popular strata. Washer & dryer, N/Smoking, small pet upon approval. $950 2 bedroom home 8 North Shore Rd. Full of character, fireplace & pellet stove, inside garage & fenced yard. Small pet upon approval. $1,000 3 bedroom home 112 Johel Rd. Ground level comfy home. Fully fenced yard, washer & dryer, N/S, small pet upon approval. Check out rentals online www.lkc.ca To View Call:

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The inside back: A little of this and that ☞Help needed to fundraise for

☞Open house to focus on

Dennis Cronin is battling a serious cancer. A trust fund has been set up to assist him and his wife Lorraine (nee Havonson) while they go through the hardship of the fight. Deposits can be made at any Island Savings branch to account LC#56747. Family and friends of the Cronins are seeking people that are willing to help organize fundraising events. For more information, or to volunteer you time, please call 250-749-3740 or 250-749-3879.

The Cowichan Communities Health Network and VIHA are co-hosting a drop-in open house focusing on future services in Cowichan Lodge. Find out more about the new adult and seniors mental health beds opening in 2013 and a new proposal for community based seniors’ programs that would be based out of Cowichan Lodge. The open-house will be on Thursday, Oct. 25 from 3:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. at the Travelodge Silverbridge Inn, 140 Trans Canada Highway, Duncan.

local family

Cowichan Lodge services

☞Bottle returns for Ohtaki ex-

☞Improve skills in helping people

change:

Laurie Johnson will be the Town of Lake Cowichan’s chaperone for the Lake Cowichan student delegation to Ohtaki, Japan in July 2013. Johnson is aiming to raise her travel fee for the journet to Ohtaki—about $2,400—through bottle returns. If you have bottles to donate you can call her at 250749-6612 and she can pick them up.

cope with crisis or emergency:

The Cowichan Valley Emergency Program is hosting a Psychological First Aid course on Saturday, Oct. 27 from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the multipurpose room in the Cowichan Lake Sports Arena. This one day course is free to anyone who would like to improve their essential skills in helping family or friends cope with crisis or emergency events. The instructor, Dr. Björn Ratjen—an accomplished

clinical psychologist with many years of experience in critical incident stress management—delivers an excellent, informative and practical course that gives learners the opportunity to enhance their life skills in recognizing and managing people’s responses following a crisis. The course is intended for both the general public and emergency response professionals and their families. If you or someone that you care about would like to take advantage of this great learning opportunity, please contact: Michael Klobucar at 250-746-2560 or ep@cvrd.bc.ca

☞Tax man visiting Cowichan Lake

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The Canada Revenue Agency will be visiting our communities between Oct. 22 and Oct. 26 as part of their Community Visit Program. One of their focuses will be income tax, GST/HST, and payroll with local businesses. The agency says it will also discuss issues such as the underground economy and how unfair competition eventually hurts everyone. Please call Katherine at the L.C. Business Info Centre, 250-749-3244 or Pete Curran, Community Visit Program coordinator at 250-363-3026

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Cowichan Pet Emporium (1996)

CONTRACTORS

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14 North Shore Rd. Lake Cowichan

DUMP TRUCK: 1-6 YARDS

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Wednesday, October 24, 2012

THE LAKE COWICHAN GAZETTE

www.lakecowichangazette.com

“I want to anytime.”

We’re hanging on your every word. So we made upgrading anytime as easy as 1, 2, 3. 1. Understand your Device Balance

2. Pay it off

3. Get a hot new phone

At TELUS, you can get a discount on your phone when you sign up. This upfront discount becomes your starting Device Balance.

Your Device Balance decreases every month until the end of your term. When you want to upgrade, pay what’s left at your nearest TELUS authorized dealer.

This is the fun part. We’ll be happy to help you pick from our latest and greatest phones.

© 2012 TELUS.

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Lake Cowichan Gazette, October 24, 2012  

October 24, 2012 edition of the Lake Cowichan Gazette