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Answers hard to come by in freak rock-toss fatality Highway 18 death: Can future tragedy be averted? Peter W. Rusland

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GrifÄn Dowker, 3, with dad Richard’s cap after Nov. 11 services at Cobble Hill’s cenotaph. For more on the weekend’s Remembrance Day, see page three.

amily, friends and coworkers were mourning last week’s death of Duncan’s Gregory Thomas Howlett while hoping better trucking safety prevents another traf¿c tragedy. “We’d appreciate if something comes to light that can be done so this doesn’t happen to anyone else,” said Tina Brooks, operations manager of Nanaimo’s Island West Coast Developments Ltd. That’s where popular Howlett, 52, was a construction-site supervisor before being killed Nov. 7. He was driving a company pickup when the windshield was hit by a large rock tossed by an oncoming logging truck on Lake Cowichan Highway 18. Finding rocks, and other dangerous debris, is the duty of truckers, companies and all road users, explained Kate Trotter of B.C.’s transport ministry. “It’s the responsibility of all road users — from logging-truck operators to cyclists — to ensure their vehicles are roadworthy, and that they are abiding by regulations. “Logging truck safety is the shared responsibility of operators and companies, in keeping with regulations and best practices.” The Commercial Vehicle Safety Enforcement program of the Ministry of Transportation and Infrastructure and lawenforcement agencies enforce cargo securement, she noted. “CVSE undertakes inspections in road-side inspection blitzes and random checks and by

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working with industry to educate operators.” Meanwhile, folks at Island West Coast Developments were coping with the loss of eightyear colleague Howlett. “We all know the family man he was, and we all enjoyed how Greg was,” Brooks said. “Greg had a great sense of humour. He was an extremely hard worker, and extremely good at what he did. He’ll be missed,” she said of the water skiing father of two daughters. “He was always concerned about his employees and made sure they had the right tools to get the job done,” Howlett’s Times Colonist obituary reads. “Greg will be remembered for being selÀess and putting others’ needs ¿rst. He always found a way to make things better; his humour and his smile would light up your day.” Coroner Honey Forbes has stated it was miraculous Howlett’s wife — identi¿ed as Joanne in the Times Colonist obit — gained control of the pickup, and brought it to a stop after Howlett was hit behind the wheel at around 9:30 a.m. Nov. 7. Trotter also referred to Canadian Forest Products’ regulations governing load tie-downs, records of checks, plus other precautions. But those company rules don’t appear to include looking for debris, such as rocks and bark, that can get caught in a rig’s dual tires, then be spit into traf¿c. Those hazards worried Dwight Yochim of the Truck Loggers Association. more on page 8

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There weren’t enough hours in the day for Al Siebring to be a North Cowichan councillor and B.C. Conservative Party’s board president. Regretfully, he resigned his Tory board presidency during the weekend — wishing for a 36-hour day. “You can only do so much,” he told the

News Leader Pictorial of his unpaid, administrative post now under Christine Clarke’s watch. “It was just a purely personal decision.” Part of that choice, he explained, is an increasing workload with the Vista Broadcast Group of radio stations. “There just weren’t enough hours in the day

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Cowichan remembers War Veterans gathered at the Cross of SacriÄce in Duncan and at the Cobble Hill cenotaph for the 94th-anniversary of the Armistice Remembrance Day service Nov. 11. Piper Dave Hjalmarson plays the Lament in Duncan. Naval decoder and veteran Joan Gee, 94, reÅects in Duncan, while Cowichan Valley Girl Guides and Cubs lay wreaths. Navy veteran chiefpetty ofÄcer Bart Batchelor of the Malahat Legion in the Åag party during a damp day in Cobble Hill.

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Kelsey Peck tries a sample of the Mid-Island Science and Technology and Innovation award winning face cream from Sebastien Martin, CEO and co-founder of Wedderspoon. In recognition for developing an innovative product that has the potential to improve quality of life, Wedderspoon Organic won this year’s Mid-Island Science, Technology and Innovation Council’s (MISTIC) award for Excellence in Innovation. It has been nominated twice before and this year it was third time lucky. Queen of the Hive is like nothing else on the market so Martin had nothing else to compare their product with. They had to start from scratch. “We worked with a labo-

ratory all along. It was all tested and done properly.” Wedderspoon uses only organic products, including the New Zealand-imported manuka honey the Martins started their business with six years ago after their car broke down in Duncan. “My wife is from England and I’m from France. We were fed up living in Quebec so we sold everything and moved with our two cats and Westfalia to Vancouver Island without even seeing it. We broke down in Duncan. My gear shift wouldn’t work anymore.”

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NOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARING ZONING AMENDMENT BYLAW NO. 3502 Applicable to Electoral Area B – Shawnigan Lake NOTICE is hereby given that a Public Hearing will be held as follows to consider the above noted Zoning Amendment Bylaw: DATE: Monday, November 19, 2012 PLACE: Shawnigan Lake Community Centre 2804 Shawnigan Lake Road, Shawnigan Lake TIME: 7:00 p.m. Zoning Amendment Bylaw No. 3502 proposes to amend Electoral Area B – Shawnigan Lake Zoning Bylaw No. 985 by creating a new zone – C-2C Local Commercial Zone, and rezoning Parcel A (DD 42057I) of Lot 8, Block 4, Sections 3 and 4, Range 4, Shawnigan District, Plan 218 (subject property shown outlined below with a solid black line) from R-3 (Urban Residential) to C-2C (Local Commercial) Zone.

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The purpose of Amendment Bylaw No. 3502 is to permit commercial uses on the property, which would allow a restaurant, ice cream shop and coffee bar in addition to the residence. The proposed C-2C Local Commercial Zone would permit the following commercial uses: • Retail stores, excluding convenience stores and external storage of goods; • Of¿ces, banks, credit unions, and other ¿nancial establishments; • Restaurants, catering, excluding drivethrough; • Personal service establishment; • Bed and breakfast; and • Single family dwelling. At the public hearing, all persons who deem their interests affected by the proposed amendment 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 bylaw may be faxed to 250-746-2621, e-mailed to, or mailed and/or deposited at the Regional District of¿ces up to 4:30 p.m. on the day of hearing. For further information, please call Rachelle Rondeau, Planner I, Planning & Development Department at 250-746-2620. The public hearing on November 19, 2012, is to be held by Director B. Fraser, Director G. Giles and Director I. Morrison 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 bylaw as set out in this notice. A copy of the proposed amendment bylaw and relevant support material may be examined at the Regional District Planning & Development Department of¿ce, 175 Ingram Street, Duncan, BC, from Friday, November 9, 2012 to Monday, November 19, 2012, between the hours of 8:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., Monday through Friday, excluding Monday, November 12, 2012, being the Remembrance Day Statutory Holiday. Phone: (250) 746-2500 Fax: (250) 746-2513 Email: Website:



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chain-reaction ¿ve-car accident in Mill Bay Friday afternoon is alleged to have been caused by an erratic driver travelling at a high rate of speed on the Trans-Canada Highway. Shawnigan Lake RCMP Sgt. Rob Webb said it’s fortunate no one was killed. “This was certainly not the way anyone wanted to see the Remembrance Day weekend begin,’’ he pointed out. A silver newer-model Toyota Yaris was heading north when it rear-ended a black two-door Honda Prelude in the fast lane at Deloume Road. The Prelude then smashed into a large Dodge pick-up truck while the Yaris careered into the slow lane and struck a Jeep 4x4 that, in turn, rear-ended a green Tercel. Police said the 23-year-old driver of the Yaris was detained for allegedly driving while impaired. She was taken by B.C. Ambulance attendants to Cowichan District Hospital. A 16-year-old driving the Tercel was also taken to Cowichan District Hospital for observation. Police observed an open 500-millilitre can of liquor in the cup holder on the driver’s side of the Yaris as well as an open 500 ml liquor can on the Àoor of the passenger seat, and a third sealed can behind the driver’s seat. Shawnigan Lake RCMP, B.C. Am-

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Five vehicles were involved in an accident on Deloume Road in Mill Bay and the Trans-Canada Highway. bulance, the Mill Bay Fire Department and Ministry of Transportation of¿cials attended the accident scene. Initial investigation revealed a witness who reported the erratic driver came upon the crash only moments later. Numerous witnesses advised police the driver of the Yaris had been weaving in and out of traf¿c. The crash caused traf¿c heading north to be rerouted through Frayne Road for about an hour. A Mainroad company loader was brought in to adjust two median dividers that had been pushed into the southbound fast lane. Two vehicles were driven away from the site. The other three sustained too much damage and were towed away. RCMP would like to hear from anyone else who may have witnessed the crash or circumstances leading to it by calling 250-743-5514.

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In addition to the Open House an “In the Park” display will be set-up from 1:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m. on Saturday, November 17, 2012, at the Upper Shelter in Bright Angel Park. Stop by to share your thoughts and local knowledge about the Park. Warm refreshments will be provided. For further information please contact Graham Gidden, Parks & Trails Planner, Parks & Trails Division, by email to or by telephone 250-746-2620. Phone: (250) 746-2500 Fax: (250) 746-2513


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This Holiday Season, we will again be featuring many local recipes from the Cowichan Valley’s best cooks in our upcoming Carols & Cookies publication on Friday, November 30th. We will include categories for appetizers, entrées and desserts. There will also be a Kids’ Christmas Recipe category. Prizes will be awarded in all categories.

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npatriotic thieves have targeted war artifacts on the Salvation Army’s Remembrance Day display. “It’s unfortunate some people would stoop to stealing, with no respect for the cause, our veterans and the good work the Legion does,” lamented manager Dave Maandag. Several items — including a Second World War metal British helmet, and some period photos — were pinched, likely Monday, from the Sally Anne’s Island HighwayCoronation Street store, while the Cowichan Legion had some good news. “So far, there’ve been no poppy boxes reported stolen — it’s amazing,’’ Branch 53’s poppy chairwoman Alice Smithson said of some 100 poppy displays dotting Cowichan. But that wasn’t the case in recent years. “I usually have half a dozen stolen,” she said. “We’ve been picking them up, and no one’s reported any losses. Peter W. Rusland “So far, so good.” Salvation Army manager Dave Maandag with some Remembrance Day display artifacts But Maandag wasn’t as happy thieves left behind during an in-store heist earlier this week. about war memorabilia swiped from key. We don’t have a place for those just stealing with no respect for our his Sally Anne store. “It’s stuff we received through some items this year; we have to create one veterans.” Maandag urged the thieves to return donations. We held them for a display for next year.” Last year, the Sally Anne saw a the artifacts so they can be displayed. honouring Remembrance Day, the brass shell casing stolen from its Nov. Also, locals are invited to donate veterans and what they did for us.” 11 exhibit, “probably for the metal,” other war mementos to the Sally Crooks spoiled that salute. he noted. Anne for viewing next year. “Now we have to take it down and “It’s an ongoing concern — people Call 250-746-8669. put (remaining items) under lock and

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jacket, a toque with a white The vehicle beside it band, black pants with white was also destroyed. w stripes on the legs, and a dark “A police service dog back pack. was called, but was unw He was riding a dark-colour able to track a suspect.” mountain bike that had front Fire three was reported shocks with white labels. Thursday at 6:30 p.m. On Thursday, Nov. 8 at “Sometime overnight about 1:30 a.m., a window of Jon Stuart: (Nov. 7 or 8) in the 8000 a residence was smashed in an suspicious fires bblock of Dyke Road in apartment complex in the 8200 Crofton, a boat inside a block of Crofton Road, Stuart cedar shelter was set on continued. ¿re,” Stuart says. “A police of¿cer was on scene inves“Fortunately the damage was limited to the boat.” tigating that when it was discovered The RCMP urge folks to be aware a motorhome parked in front was on of Crofton’s series of arsons, and keep ¿re. eyes peeled for suspicious activity that “A Ford motorhome was destroyed can be reported by calling 9-1-1. by ¿re, believed to be suspicious due Call the RCMP at 250-748-5522, to the recent damage, and as there was or Crimestoppers at 1-800-222-TIPS no ready source of ignition on at the (8477) with information, he says. time.”

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RCMP still seeking truck driver in rock fatality Police are still searching for a logging truck and its driver involved in Wednesday’s traffic death near Skutz Falls turnoff. “I have no updates at this time on the identity of the logging-truck driver, or company involved,” RCMP Cpl. Darren Lagan told the News Leader Pictorial Friday, then confirmed Tuesday. “South Island Traffic Services continues to work with industry contacts, Commercial Vehicle Safety and Enforcement officers, as well as the Coroner Service on this task. “Multiple logging trucks have been checked, and their drivers spoken to by our officers. We have yet to confirm the identity of the driver involved.” That trucker likely didn’t know a brick-size rock left his log-loaded, eastbound rig on Highway 18 around 9:30 a.m. Nov. 7. The rock ricocheted off the road, and hit the windshield of a westbound pickup truck driven by Duncan’s Gregory Thomas Howlett, 52. He was seriously injured, and died later in Cowichan District Hospital. Anyone with information on this case is urged to contact the South Island Traffic Service at 250-416-0352, or Crimestoppers at 1-800222-8477.

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“It’s not really something you can inspect for,” he told the News Leader Pictorial, noting a separate case where a piece of ¿re hydrant on a road got lodged in a truck’s duallies, then later struck someone. “It could have been a stone on the highway, and a tire caught it just right,” he lamented of the rock from the eastbound rig that bounced off the road, then careered like a bullet onto Howlett’s windshield. “It’s a combination of circumstances that ended in a tragedy. “If something can be learned from this, that’ll be great. I’m interested to hear what the police say as to where the rock came from. “The question is ‘Can it be avoided?’”

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Lake Cowichan Secondary School students build wall against bullying Student initiative: Positive addition grows from a note scrawled on the bathroom wall Tamu Miles

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he death of Amanda Todd, the Coquitlam youth who took her own life as a result of bullying, has put the issue squarely in the

spotlight. Students at Lake Cowichan Secondary have inadvertently come up with a unique way to help deal with the problem. Ashley Pastor and Destiny Skramstad found a note left on the wall in the school bathroom offering encouragement and support for anyone ¿nding themselves as a victim of bullying. It was anonymous and inspiring. Then more notes of encouragement

and understanding were soon added. “We really liked the idea of encouraging people and sitting them down and telling 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 these words of encouragement were only being displayed in the girls bathroom. So they decided to take the “Together We Stand” wall to the next level and bring it out to where the whole school could bene¿t 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. Words of encouragement are now featured in the hallway beside where the lunch program takes place every day. Students will have access to paper, tape, and pens at all times so they can make their own additions. These students have also created a Facebook page to allow an online extension of the project. “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. “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

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Can’t democracy move forward with the times? Public input: Let’s use the internet more


dedicated group of people mistrusts the Cowichan Valley Regional District so much it appears willing to knock on doors in the pouring November rain and risk higher taxes to take it down. And if it turns out the community agrees with them, then hey, that’s what democracy is all about. But we are not writing today to take sides on the CVRD’s push to make garbage collection a public utility throughout the valley. We are writing about the frustration being expressed by these citizens about the effort they will have to put in to making their wishes public policy. And while we don’t believe the path Technology to democracy will ever be easy, it could has advanced, certainly be easier than this. It’s not hard to get on your soapbox let’s use it and scream about the Alternate Approval Process as a sneaky negative billing program. While there are parallels, it is actually an attempt to ¿nd a middle ground between an expensive referendum and letting your elected of¿cials make decisions without any check or balance at all. In a nutshell, it means the people can stop a local government program, but only if they are really motivated and/or angry. It shouldn’t have to go that far. We are a wired society that can’t go more than an hour without checking our smartphone. Why can’t the CVRD set up an easy-touse electronic system to present ideas to the voters and gather its feedback? We’re not talking binding referendums, or a static website. We’re talking about actively seeking the voters’ thoughts and making it easy for them to respond. We’re not scrawling on parchment anymore. Democracy should use the tools it has. We have a lot of bright people out there. Let’s get them on this.

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

This we like It’s been nearly 70 years since the last great war gripped Canadians. And while other missions in other conflicts have kept us busy, it would not come as a surprise to see Remembrance Day celebrations dwindle as the generation that lived the Second World War fades away. But that is not the case. Cowichan residents routinely gather in numbers every Nov. 11. We still remember.

Crowds at Cowichan Remembrance Day ceremonies continue to be strong.

After the war, you have to share the war stories Ashley Degraaf

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y labour was the worst...” the story starts. It’s usually wrapped up with the worst detail imaginable, enough to make a woman thinking of getting pregnant run out and buy a chastity belt. “I think we’re all Most moms love to share their own pretty proud we personal horror story made it through.” about their labour. I was warned about these women before I gave birth. Now I’m one of them. I was enjoying some ‘me’ time with a group of girlfriends recently when a feeding frenzy on


birthing unfolded. I wasn’t all that surprised, as three of us have given birth. It got me thinking though, why do women get off so much on sharing these private details with women who haven’t yet had babies and sometimes even with men? I have a friend who shall remain unnamed. But if you know me, you likely know her and you’ve likely heard all the gory details of her giving birth. Anyway, she decided to share her story with my husband as we were getting ready to dig into a lovely dinner at a friend’s wedding. Using hand gestures and the most vivid descriptions of body parts and bodily functions, she divulged the worst parts of her experienc. I’m pretty sure my husband drank his dinner that night. I have to admit, I’m not completely innocent either. There’s something so satisfying about watching a woman’s jaw drop as you disclose the details.

One of the more disturbing stories that tends to crop up annually this time of the year is the theft of poppy funds from local businesses. While this year was proving to be an exception, that was offset by the theft of a war memorial display at the Duncan Salvation Army. Some things should simply be off-limits, even for local thieves and vandals.


I used to be a little more sensitive. When my cousin was due after me, I censored details as not to scare her. Now, if you ask I tell and most times I volunteer information. Why do we do it? It’s because labour is probably the hardest physical feat we will ever go through. We’ve all heard a woman’s uterus expands to 500 times its normal size during pregnancy. And that the average amount of blood lost during a normal vaginal birth is about half a litre. Most women poop, pee, vomit (or all of the above) during labour. Placentas can get stuck and tearing happens often. Oh and don’t even get me started on the contractions. I think we’re all pretty proud we made it through that. “Men, don’t even try to comprehend the amount of pain your loving partner goes through because, except possibly in the rare cases of

Japanese yakuza gangsters and Hell’s Angels enthusiasts who have had their entire body tattooed in one sitting, no man experiences the kind of pain that women go through in childbirth,” writes Jeremy McCarthy in an online article ‘Why is childbirth so freakin’ painful?’ It’s like how guys start their stories, “Remember that time we got so drunk?” or “Remember when we crashed that quad?” It’s a motherly thing to talk about the changes our bodies go through after bearing children and if there were trophies for the most blood lost, the longest labour, the weirdest pregnancy side effect, we’d surely be polishing those awards every day. Ashley Degraaf is a News Leader Pictorial reporter who writes here monthly while on maternity leave.

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Why is U.S. President Barack Obama good for Canada? “Because he’s just awesome.”

Gillian De Valk, Cobble Hill

“He’s pretty good for Canada because I think he knows what he’s doing. Out of all the (politicians) in the U.S., he’s the best choice for Canada.”

Tara Lynne Lewis, Shawnigan Lake

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Grade 4 student Oscar Thorne gets to try on the beret of his grandfather Joe Thorne, a member of the Canadian Aborignal Veteran Association and guest speaker at Khowhemun elementary school’s Remembrance Day assembly on Thursday, Nov. 8.

Honest, heartfelt commentary was much appreciated

Dear editor Thank you Maeve Maguire for writing a truly honest column about bullying. I have read so many lately that have been biased and poorly written. Your article was brought to my attention as a ‘good’ one. Bravo for being honest and heartfelt. Carol Todd, Port Coquitlam (Amanda Todd’s mother) Comments submitted at

Status regulations must be changed

Dear editor Re: the Colwood woman seeking Cowichan Native status. I have also lost my status because my great-grandmother married outside her tribe. At that time the man marrying outside his tribe was permitted, but the woman was no longer considered Native. The government changed this “regulation,” however, council members do not seem to want to change this. I am one of the lost, and so are my children. What is with the fractions as to how much of an Aboriginal you are? So am I to cut off that percentage of my body to say it is 100% Native? Ridiculous. Corina Streahorn, Pickering, Ont.

Crowder’s words about E&N support not supported by her voting record In my opinion: Nanaimo-Cowichan MP votes against a lot


ean Crowder’s recent column supporting the E&N is an incredible story given the fact this MP voted against more than $100 Andrew Leong million of federal funding for vitally important infrastructure development in the riding. Crowder voted against the government initiatives that paved the way for construction of the Cowichan VIU campus, the new airport comments submitted at terminal in Cassidy, road improvements on TCH, John Koury: the cruise ship terminal in One’s race should not entitle one to keeping score Nanaimo, the Kinsol Trestle special privilege restoration and Trans-Canada Dear editor Trail construction. I have Scottish heritage and am a third-generShe voted against every tax reduction measure and way of using the alternative approval process by 4:30 p.m. on Monday, Nov. 26. ation Canadian, but there is no advantage to be economic stimulus budget item. She voted against to borrow $1.8 million for taking over the Linda and Dave Burry identi¿ed as either. On the other hand, having a the permanent fund for municipalities to access gas garbage service from the private sector. Our Sahtlam “status Indian card” ensures the holder special tax dollars. She voted against sustainable developneighbours were not aware of the proposal rights and even more if residing on the reserve: ment funding for Catalyst and Harmac. and only eight people attended the open medical/dental, and education subsidies, income She seems to have forgotten she voted against the house in our area. Tender information from Artist didn’t consult council but and property tax breaks and lower gas costs when the private sector wasn’t available. Yet, on $7.5 million funding this year for E&N restoration. council is not consulting the people Further, our MP talks big on jobs but she suppurchasing on reserve. Of course, Ann Sudley Nov. 2 the CVRD told the News Leader Dear editor is upset about not receiving status and all its ports the restriction of logging, mining, energy Pictorial tenders had been requested from I have to shake my head. Duncan is in an bene¿ts. Friend’s grandchildren were so blonde resource production. the private sector. When? If the CVRD has uproar over art. Let’s consider the ‘offence:’ they had to have status pictures taken in black and this information, why isn’t it available? She voted against shipbuilding, and port expanwhite. All Canadians are equal. Stop identifying a How will we compare the private sector fees a young, over-zealous artist, supported by his sion, and northern development to secure our mother, a successful businesswoman, running a sovereignty in the north. race of people and keeping them separate. with the CVRD proposal? It’s a no-brainer: much-valued whole food store in Duncan, paints Lois Powell She voted against every single economic CVRD wages, bene¿ts, fuel, repairs, etc. the back, plain, grey cement wall of the parking Chemainus stimulus initiative to aid the country through rewill increase and so will our taxes. The lot adjacent to his mother’s Community Farm ally tough times. She voted against every targeted tote-wheels are not user-friendly on long, sloping gravel, dirt driveways, especially for Store. With bright, bold colours he paints a large environmental sustainable, alternative energy CVRD’s negative billing garbage artistic rendering of the word “community.” investment to help industry retool to meet today’s the elderly. How long will the totes last and City councillors are miffed because they weren’t consumer demands. She is against every trade plan needs to be stopped will we pay for a replacement? The private Dear editor sector contract doesn’t expire until the end of consulted. They collectively fold their arms, set agreement that has provided monumental historiWe object to the CVRD’s underhanded cal opportunity for Canadian business, innovation, May 2013, so why has the CVRD given such their jaw and obstinately uphold the law which states they must be consulted. OK, the vigilante technology and trades. a short time period — by Nov. 26 — for artist decided to sidestep council’s (18-month?) She voted against every measure that has prooopposing signatures to be received, espewaiting period for permission. On the other duced more than 700,000 jobs in Canada since the ccially since most people were unaware of downturn. She voted against every waste reduction tthe proposal and many still aren’t. Could this hand, council did not give due consideration to the importance of a 1,200-signature petition program to trim the fat and be more responsible pproposal not have been voted on in the last “Should a referendum be held about CVRD’s plan to and accountable with tax dollars. eelection? The CVRD chose the AAP process from the local population, asking for leniency. In my opinion, council should reconsider the borrow $1.8 million and start regional trash service?” The list of what Crowder voted against is seemtto borrow $1.8 million, which includes a decision, accept the $500 donation to the Arts You answered: (83 votes) ingly endless. hhuge equipment expenditure and an increase Council freely offered by the mother, in guise Where was this MP when we really needed her in staff costs. It’s our tax money, and it i 72 per cent YES of retribution and put a steak (local, organic, the most? She was contemplating navels with her sshould have been presented to the electorate Highland beef of course) on its black eye. NDP friends and concocting tall tale stories to the ffor a yes or no vote. The bylaw will not be To vote on the next Question of the Week, log onto the Thomas Provençal international community about how awful Canada aadopted if the CVRD receives Elector Reweb poll at Duncan is. Canada has a good government that cares, is ssponse Forms from 10% of eligible electors working hard and following through with what it said it would do. Jobs, growth and long term prosperity is its focus. 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Fueling the green Äre Co-opted: Cowichan Biodiesel growing by leaps and bounds Maeve Maguire

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he CVS Victoria Cruise bus company is the ¿rst in North America to use 100% biodegradable fuel. It buys that fuel directly from the Cowichan BioDiesel Co-op. The non-toxic biodegradable renewable gas made from the very canola oil that cooked the food those cruise passengers ate before riding on the bus. A Victoria-based company called Greasecycle collects cooking oil from restaurants across Vancouver Island, including cruise ships, and brings it to CBC’s Bings Creek facility where it is processed into biodiesel. The bus company isn’t the only customer. In the past few years, CBC’s membership has grown from 20 to 170. All this new activity has made a big impact on the co-op, according to its president Brian Roberts. “It’s impressive, especially for a little organization that was selling jugs of biodiesel at the

farmers’ market.” Until recently, co-op administrators were subsidizing the cost of the fuel because it was too expensive to sell otherwise. That model was unsustainable as membership grew but with new processes in place and increased membership, the group is ¿nding ¿nancial stability and is even able to pay employees. “We were a volunteer organization for so long. No one got paid to do this. We used to give out a plaque like a Spirit of the Year award in recognition for their work,” Roberts said. “People are starting to get paid now that the work has gone up exponentially. “In terms of sustainability and producing a sustainable product, we also need to be able to pay people. Their lives need to be sustainable.” Roberts explained producing biodiesel in small batches is more expensive than fossil fuels and likens it to the organic food industry. Some people choose to buy organic food, even though the price is higher because they believe there are health and environmental bene¿ts. Roberts said the same applies to biofuel. “Farmers are already doing things without pesticides, which is a more expensive practice. You can think of our fuel in the same way. It’s the organic food of the fossil fuel industry. It

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Cowichan Bio-Diesel Co-op President Brian Roberts introduces the biodiesel process to MLA Bill Routley and Duncan Mayor Phil Kent during the grand opening tour of the biofuels facility at Bings Creek in the summer of 2011. costs more to make because it’s made by a small local business, not a huge mega-corporation that can pump it out millions of litres each month. Like organic food, some people get it; some are all about the bottom line.” Another factor that drives up the price is nearly 40% in taxes, including carbon tax on the carbon-neutral fuel. The costs haven’t deterred its membership, which continues to grow and is supported by local government. Roberts is doubtful the biodiesel project would have been as successful in another community. “There is a great progressive community in the Cowichan Valley for something like this to happen. From local government and the businesses in the community who support

us. CVRD and Duncan have been amazing. They host our biodiesel facility at Bings Creek. They can run all their vehicles from up there. They are using biofuel but not from us, but we’re working on that.” Roberts said councillors at North Cowichan know about the biodiesel facility and product, but he is uncertain if they will be on board. “I’m not sure which way North Cowichan will go. They have a great climate action committee there but there are other people who don’t get it. We haven’t progressed as far with North Cowichan.”

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VIU planting the seeds of our local farming future? Symposium: Cowichan campus wants to take the lead in agriculture

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onsider everything that goes on between getting food from the farm to the fork. The study of food systems is complicated. But it is something Jenny Horn — a PhD in Rural Studies and honorary research associate at Vancouver Island University — said more people are becoming knowledgeable and concerned about. “People are starting to ¿gure out the corporate model isn’t healthy but they don’t know what to do about it.” Understanding food systems was the main focus at VIU’s day-long symposium on food security in the Cowichan Valley. The late-October event was sponsored by the new VIU@Cowichan Innovation Lab. Local food activists, farmers and food producers, university faculty, students and the public explored the challenges and solutions to developing local food security. “We invited the community to come and learn about community movements and organizations around food in the Cowichan Valley. It was an opportunity for people to listen to themed panels with representatives from these organizations. People can then follow up and become more active in the local food movement.” Attendees heard panels speak on four topics: agriculture education and research since the 1980s; biodiversity and conservation; ways local producers

to a place where food systems are healthy, diverse and considered. “In the past we were capable of producing more than we do now. How do we begin to work together again to move back toward self-suf¿ciency? Having informed producers and consumers. People hear about it but they don’t know what that all means. If they hear someone present on heritage breeds and get interested, they can then become involved in that movement.” Horn said her personal objective is to increase the number of farmers and help to retain existing ones. She’s hoping the VIU Cowichan campus can help make this happen. Horn said there is a regional plan in place for the campus, which will unfold during the next ¿ve years. “We are an evolving resource. Our role is to determine where we ¿t and what the university can do to move the local food movement forward and maintain a healthy food system.” “We want people to look to VIU for ways in which they can become more involved and learn about food.”

There are more than 150 types of garlic. Only three or four types are easily available commercially. and consumers get together more readily; and imagining food in the midst of an uncertain future. Horn said we have moved away from diverse food production and toward predictable cost-driven foods, which puts us

at risk if any one of our few food options is eliminated. “For example, there are over 150 varieties of garlic. Commercially you can only get your hands on three or four. It makes it precarious if one of those types


of garlic becomes prone to a pest and we’re not able to produce it in the same way. We’re better to have 150 types.” Horn believes conversations like those that took place at the symposium will guide us back

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Chemainus secondary students looking for zero Green team: Teens taking the initiative to make their school green

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hen Duncan Councillor Michelle Staples was presenting an environment outreach program to kids in schools last spring, she became aware they wanted to do more than learn about what to recycle. “I was delivering a workshop to the Chemainus Secondary Green Team group. One of the things I realized quickly was these kids were educated about what to do,” she said. “They know to turn off the lights. They understand organic composting. What they are interested is in action.” The Green Team has since set a goal to make Chemainus Secondary a zero-waste school. This means the school will divert all its waste to organic composting and recycling and not send anything to the land¿ll. Staples said the project is in its infancy — the school district will hear about it this week — but the kids have already inÀuenced change. The Green Team has developed a zero-waste action plan for the school. One of its ¿rst tasks was to attend a North Cowichan council meeting to request council pay to pick up the school’s organic waste. Council agreed. Staples said learning how to work with government and follow a process is an important part of the kids’ education. “For the council meeting they all dressed in business-type clothes. We talked about how important that is. If you’re going to go in there, you have to leave your blue jeans behind. Show them you’re

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Chemainus Secondary School Green Team members are pushing hard to get their school to zero-waste status. committed to doing this. How often do we hear our leaders say ‘The children are the voices of the future?’ It’s our responsibility to support that.” The next goal the Green Team has set for itself is to take its action plan to the district level. With support and guidance from a group of mentors Staples gathered, the kids are creating a district-wide zero-waste model based on the data they collect at

Chemainus Secondary. The goal is for other schools in the district to apply this model using its own data gathered from zero-waste audits performed by Staples and the Cowichan Green Community. Staples anticipates schools in the district could be zero waste as soon as next fall if the district supports the program ¿nancially. “The school district will ideally ¿nd

funding to supply the schools with what they need to do this. By next year, they could have a zero-waste school district. Everyone is ready for this.” Staples said the kids spearheading the change is making the difference. “That’s the beauty in this. It’s coming from the kids.”





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Cowichan people mourning elder who spearheaded reserve housing project Peter W. Rusland


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owichan Tribes members are mourning Sunday’s passing, in hospital, of elder statesman Abraham Casper Joe who paved paths to the reserve’s housing reform, plus land-claims inroads. He was 86. Joe was born on Dec. 22, 1925 to Casper and Anna Joe. In 1966, he saw a housing crisis on the Cowichan Tribes Reserve, with many Cowichan members living in shacks or unacceptable homes. That year the government offered only two houses in spite of this major need, so Joe organized massive protests, with support from Cowichan Tribes, the University of Victoria, the Union of British Columbia Indian Chiefs, and neighbouring communities. He generated nation-wide media attention that brought an unprecedented federally-funded housing project to Cowichan. Former federal affairs minister, Arthur Laing, answered with 81 new houses, built

between 1966 and 1971. At Cowichan, Joe was head of the public works department which put him in charge of roads, sewerage, water and other services. He headed the grievance committee, serving as a council member for the tribe for several years. In 1976, Joe became founding chairman of the land-claims committee, noted Joey Caro, Hul’qumi’num Treaty Group’s communications manager. “Abraham C. Joe has had a life-long involvement in politics and community activism, offering signicant and continual support to land-claims efforts of island Coast Salish communities,” he says in a release. “This important inter-tribal committee rallied strong political sentiment among many island Coast Salish bands in response to land claims of the federal government. “This effort continued for several years and planted seeds for the formation of the Hul’qumi’num Treaty Group.” Joe lived on his family’s land in Comiaken, on the Cowichan Reserve. He attended the Kuper Island Residential School.

He was an accomplished boxer in his youth, and he used to sh with his grandfather, worked as a logger, a farmer and operated a rock quarry. “In 1967, Abraham joined the Shaker Church, “ said Caro. “He travelled widely in Washington state, and British Columbia, and was often called on as an elder of the Shaker Church.” Joe is survived by seven daughters, two sons and many grandchildren. Prayer services happen at the Duncan Indian Shaker Church today (Nov. 14) at 7 p.m. The funeral “This effort service will be held planted seeds tomorrow for the forma(Nov. 15) at the Shaker tion of the Church. The Hul’qumi’num burial ceremony will Treaty Group.” take place at the Shaker Cemetery on Indian Road followed by lunch in the Shaker Church Dining Hall.


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y the way, did you hear: • Grant M. Waldman of reminds us there is a reason for the explosion of lip hair around the valley this month: “It’s Movember, an opportunity for men to grow a moustache in honour of Men’s Health Month. I would invite anyone out there to remind men in your life that you care about their health and hope that they are taking proper care of themselves.â€? • A big Cowichan welcome to Troy Scott, the new program director and Road Show host for 89.7 SUN FM. Scott comes our way from the Okanagan and his hometown is Winnipeg. • Want to help the Cowichan Valley Basket Society? Manager Colleen Fuller tells us Duncan’s food bank is participating in a Kraft Foods program that could see up to $125,000 donated to food banks across the country. Head to and give them a daily vote to help Cowichan get its share. • Mill Bay’s Manuel Erickson says what he was sure was a despicable trick on Halloween became an incredible treat. He owns a small airplane at Nanaimo Airport, and keeps records for the plane in a folio, including his pilot licence and medical information, navigation computer, maps and a chequebook. He lost it in

Nanaimo’s Port Place shopping centre. But he returned home to hear a young woman’s voice on his machine: she had his case and returned it, safe and intact. • Another big valley welcome to Dominic Rockall from Port Alberni, who is now executive director of the Clements Centre Society. Doug Orr has retired after nine years in that role. Jillian Napier says the centre is hosting an open house from 3 to 5 p.m. on Nov. 21 to welcome Rockall to the community. • Meanwhile, the Chemainus Chamber of Commerce received a whopping 291 nominations for the Golden Brush awards, for 87 companies and 43 individuals. The winners will be announced Nov. 24. • Organizers of the 13th-annual Vancouver Island Business Excellence Awards are anticipating a last-minute push prior to the Nov. 15 deadline for nominations. The popular event celebrating the best of Vancouver Island business will be held Jan. 24 at the Vancouver Island Conference Centre in Nanaimo. Nominate a Cowichan business at Exciting things happening for you, your friends or your family that you want to share with your community? Send me a quick email at We’d love to spread the word.

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Cardiff tunes up for award announcement with Duncan show


When acclaimed folk singer Craig Cardiff, left, performs in Duncan on Friday it will be the day before he finds out whether he won a Canadian Folk Music Award. The singer-songwriter from Arnprior, Ont., who is known for his soft voice and for the connections he makes with his audiences, was recently nominated for the Canadian Folk Music Awards’

2012 Contemporary Singer of the Year Award. Cardiff was nominated for his latest release, Floods and Fires, an album that was also recognized with a Juno Award nomination as Roots and Traditional Album of the Year: Solo this past winter. “The songs on this album were crafted during a difficult period of my life,” says Cardiff. “When

hard things happened, I kept reminding myself to choose joy instead of choosing to be afraid and closing up. That’s what I kept coming back to — fear rents the cheapest room in the house. I didn’t want to live like that anymore.” Cardiff performs 8 p.m. Nov. 16 at the Duncan Garage Showroom. Tickets are $20 in advance or $22 at the door. Call 748-7246.

Just some sweet little old (murderous) ladies Arsenic and Old Lace: Mercury Players indulge in a little pre-holiday black humour Caitlin McKay

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urder is not usually a funny subject. But audiences should expect to be in stitches when they see Arsenic and Old Lace at the Mercury Theatre in Duncan. The play follows two charitable elderly sisters, who have taken it upon themselves to relieve lonely old men of their burdens — mainly their lives. What ensues is a hilarious re-interpretation of what it means to commit murder. “Their charities have developed into putting old men out of their misery with a glass of wine that is laced with arsenic. They think of it as a charity and not as killing someone. They are sweet and innocent and the story starts out with that,” said director Maria Ridewood. The play might not have a moral underpinning or even an overall feel-good message, but Ridewood says it is a guilty pleasure. “I don’t think there is a hidden message and I haven’t found one after studying the script. It’s just entertainment and a laugh — a chance to see amateur actors put on a play.” Ridewood said. Finding the right people to play each part is always a big challenge for the director. But Ridewood ¿gures she picked the right people because the cast has a great dynamic that translates into their performance. “Casting is always dif¿cult. If you get the right person in the right role your job is easy and I nailed the cast,” she said. “They de¿nitely look like they’ve known each other forever, but they only met on the ¿rst day.” Theatre is more than just performance. For Ridewood, it is an important component to the area and it would be a crime to have empty seats in the audience. “The audience is part of the bigger theatre community. I think arts and entertainment culture is a big part of who we are as a community and human beings. The theatre adds

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Debbie Champken, right, is Miss Abby and Leslie Sanchez is Miss Martha — sweet little old ladies and murderers in the Mercury Players production of Arsenic and Old Lace. something. Without texture in our lives, life would be boring.” The cast and crew are looking forward to opening night but getting there hasn’t been easy. But it is the love for the theatre that kept them practicing three or four times a week. “When you get past 50, you can’t quite memorize like when you were 30, which is a big challenge,” said Deb Champkin, who plays Abby, one of the old ladies. “As far as the role goes, it’s one that is so easy because she is very comical and she is a

delight to play.” This leading lady didn’t mind doing hard time because for Champkin, acting is more than a hobby. “I think when it’s your passion, which acting is for me, there’s nothing you don’t enjoy. Plays are fun and enjoyable and everyone’s great and has a sense of good humor …there is nothing I don’t like.” For both Ridewood and Champkin, the performance is all about the audience and keeping them entertained. “I thrive off the energy and laughter of the

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NOTICE OF PUBLIC MEETING ZONING BYLAW and OFFICIAL COMMUNITY PLAN AMENDMENT APPLICATION (Located in CVRD Electoral Area B – Shawnigan Lake) A Public Meeting will be held to consider a development application for a 7 lot residential subdivision on 10.0 acres of land located at 2373 Peterbrook Road in Shawnigan Lake. DATE: PLACE:


Thursday, November 22, 2012 Shawnigan Lake Community Centre (Dance Room) 2804 Shawnigan Lake Road, Shawnigan Lake 7:00 p.m.

The applicant is proposing to develop the subject property for seven residential lots ranging in size from 1.01 acres to 1.57 acres in size. The subject property is presently zoned F-1 (Primary Forestry) and the applicant is proposing to rezone the property to R-2 (Suburban Residential) to accommodate the subdivision. The development would be accessed from Peterbrook Road and a private strata road and would be connected to the Shawnigan Lake North Water System. Wastewater would be treated onsite through septic ¿elds and a Vegetated Tertiary Filter system. The Electoral Area Services Committee of the CVRD Board directed that a public meeting be held in the community to gauge the interest of the community before the CVRD Board decides whether this application should proceed to the bylaw amendment stage. In the event that does happen, there would be a formal public hearing in the community at a later date. The purpose of the public meeting is twofold: ¿rstly, to generally familiarise the Shawnigan Lake community with the proposed application and secondly, to gather preliminary community input (questions and comments) on the proposed application. This community input will greatly assist the CVRD Directors when they consider this application.

Take a look at what’s coming down the chimney this week Santa Baby: Chemainus seniors add variety to your Christmas season Niomi Pearson

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ickets are now on sale for the greatest pre-Christmas show in Chemainus. Santa Baby, presented by the Royal Canadian Legion Chemainus Branch 191, takes place Nov. 16 to 18. “It’s a huge Christmas variety show,” said director/producer Dawn Adams. “When they leave Santa’s workshop, they’re going to be singing and dancing and feeling happy.” Joining the cast for this production for the ¿rst time are Welsh tenor Peter Brady, and Bob Johns, following his success at the Chemainus Bluegrass Festival.

There will be plenty of good cheer, audience participation and festive fun as you take a trip into Santa’s workshop, said show MC and head elf Michael Pickard. “They can expect to laugh their bells off,” he said. “We want to make sure the Chemainus crowd gets some exposure to the Christmas cheer before they go out and face the malls — and just remind them what a good oldfashioned Christmas is like.” Tickets for Santa Baby are $30 and include a turkey dinner with all the trimmings, catered by Legion members. There will be two evening shows on Nov. 16 and 17 (dinner 5:30 p.m. and show at 7) and a matinee on Nov. 18 (dinner 12:30 p.m. and show at 2). Tickets are available through the Legion Lounge or at 49th Parallel Grocery and Chemainus Foods. Proceeds from the sale of tickets will go to the Chemainus Legion. For more information, call 250-246-4532.

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At the public meeting, CVRD staff and the applicant will explain the development proposal. The CVRD will then facilitate a question and answer session, and persons who deem their interests to be affected by this application are welcome to provide comments. The applicants will answer questions about the particulars of the development proposal and CVRD staff will answer questions that are related to planning policy. A summary of the proceedings will be recorded by CVRD staff, and will be presented to the CVRD Board. Written submissions regarding the application may be submitted before, during, or up to one week following the meeting. Prior to attending the Public Meeting, information may be obtained by contacting Dana Leitch, Planner II, Development Services Division, at the CVRD by telephone at 250-746-2620, by email at or at the Planning & Development Department located at 175 Ingram Street, Duncan, BC. Note: The CVRD has prepared a staff report to the Electoral Area Services Committee related to this proposal. You may request a copy by sending an email to the address noted above or telephoning the CVRD of¿ce. The report is also available for viewing online at under Public Hearings/Meetings.

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Minds in Motion: offered by the non-profit Alzheimer Society of B.C., designed for people diagnosed with Alzheimer’s disease or other dementias, runs for five Mondays, Nov. 19 through Dec. 17, from 1 to 3 p.m. at Providence Farm, 1843 Tzouhalem Rd. To register call 250-746-4204. Cost is $30 per couple for five weeks.

Wednesday Brandi Disterheft: jazz bassist, composer, Juno Award winner, 8 p.m., Duncan Garage Showroom, 330 Duncan St. Tickets $20 advance, $25 door. Call 250-748-7246.

Hey Ocean! with special guests: live music at The Cobblestone Pub, 9 p.m., The Cobblestone Pub, 3566 Holland Ave. Tickets are $15 advance. Call 250-743-4232.

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A choir of valley schoolchildren back singer Norman Foote during his Nov. 6 concert at the Cowichan Theatre. tra Presents Downton Abbey: inspired by BBC TV’s awardwinning series, featuring music from World War One, the Titanic, and the world of Upstairs, Downstairs, 2:30 p.m., Cowichan Theatre, 2687 James St., Duncan. Tickets: series $81 adults, $78 seniors, $30 students, single $31,

student $12. For more, call 250-748-7529. Chemainus Classical Concerts: Kerry-Anne Kutz presents classical and jazz along with pianist Nicholas Fairbanks. St. Michael’s Church Chemainus, 2 p.m. 250-748-8383 or


Saturday Joe Charron: Music at the Old Firehouse Wine Bar, 8 p.m. Sunrise Waldorf School Christmas Fair: Food and drink. Artisan marketplace and silent auction. 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Cost $2, www.sunrisewaldorfschool. org. Cowichan Valley Capitals: versus Langley, 7 p.m., Cowichan Arena, 2687 James St. Tickets $14, $12 students and seniors, $9 children. Kids five and under free. Call 250-748-PLAY. The Lost Fingers: a trio of charmingly ingenious musicians, Cowichan Theatre, 2687 James St., Duncan. Tickets: $25, $5 eyeGO. For more, call 250-748-7529. Big Fat Quail Studio Art Show & Sale: A multi-artist event with much to choose from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., 945 Mini Rd., Cowichan Bay. Email: dlholwerda@ for more details. Live Music in the Cowichan Library: Kent Ball playing jazz, blues, and classic rock from the ‘70s at 3:30 p.m.

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Duncan Diva Nights: Coaching for Self-Empowerment: Spirit of Women at Sands Reception Centre, 187 Trunk Rd., 5 to 6:15 p.m.



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Coping with Transitions in Dementia: Wednesdays, Nov. 7 through 28, from 9:30 a.m. to noon at Duncan United Church`s Fellowship Room, 246 Ingram St.

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It is with great sadness that we announce the passing of Abdo Albert George, born 1923 in Young Saskatchewan. After a long and healthy life, Abdo had struggled with his health for the past two years. Abdo was a hard worker, liked by all. Laboring in construction industry, throughout the Cowichan Valley. One of his proudest times was laboring on the Cowichan District Hospital, ďŹ nishing his career in 1988 working with Frank Brothers Construction. Abdo and his wife Edna have been active members of the Duncan OAP for over twenty years. Playing crib, helping organize weekly tournaments, playing bingo and the occasional game of pool with the boys. Abdo loved to joke and tease. You knew you were liked if he pestered you. Survived by his wife Edna, he will be missed by his family Bryan MacRae (Rosemary), Sandra Richardson (Chuck), Ray MacRae (Kathy), Rick MacRae (Betty), Grandchildren and Great Grandchildren, Cousin Mona & sister in law Dolly. He will be sadly missed by all, we will miss you Papa. Flowers gratefully declined. If so desired, donations to Cowichan District Hospital may be made in Papa’s honor. FIRST MEMORIAL FUNERAL SERVICES

Robert (Bob) William Paterson March 22, 1930 – November 8, 2012 Bob was born in Nanaimo, but lived most of his life ďŹ rst in Victoria, then in the Cowichan Valley since 1971. He retired from Crofton after a full career. He is walking in the garden arm in arm with his son-in-law, Ludwig Korman. He is survived by his loving wife Pearl of 58 years, children Rob (Janice), Linda, Steven (Laura) and Trevor (Karen) and numerous grandchildren and great grandchildren. A Celebration of his Life will take place at New Life Community Baptist Church, 1839 Tzouhalem Rd, Duncan, BC on November 17, 2012 at 2:00 pm. Many thank to Dr. Wong and the staff at Alderlea Medical Clinic. Also heartfelt thanks to all the staff and Volunteers at Sunridge Care home. In lieu of owers, please donate to Diabetes & The Heart Association. FIRST MEMORIAL FUNERAL SERVICES


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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:// to ďŹ nd out how you can help or contact the secretary, Kim Sayer at 250-856-0046 for more information.

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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.

FAST GROWING Chartered Accountant firm in Mill Bay is seeking a senior accountant with a minimum of three years experience in public practice. Must have good working knowledge of Caseware, Jazzit, and Taxprep. Resumes can be faxed to 250-743-3710 or e-mailed to :

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Nov 24, 9:30 - 2:00 750 Trunk Rd Tables available $8.00 Joan at (250)597-4042 A good selection of baking, meat pies to jams & xmas cakes, jewelry, knitting & much more. Refreshments avail.


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Thank you! NARSF Programs Ltd. would like to recognize its contracted Care Home Providers for the exceptional and dedicated care provided for youth this past year in the Transitions Program. Your care has been unwavering, inspiring and worthy of the highest praise. Congratulations Caregivers, and many thanks on behalf of youth whose lives you have made such a positive impact on! If you would like to be part of the experience and reward of being a care home provider, check us out at in the employment tab or give us a call at 250-754-2773 ext. 222


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CHEMAINUS FIRE DEPT. Annual Christmas Craft Fair. Sat., Nov. 24. from 10-3. 9901 Chemainus Rd. Tables still available!! Call 250-246-3121

10 am to 3 pm Mill Bay Community Hall (next to Kerry Park Arena) 25 tables of crafts, baking, etc. Lunch served, coffee & snacks Come out and see us! Sponsored by the Lake Bay Hill Hospital Auxiliary


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is looking to fill the positions of: • Experienced Truck and 4-axle Driver • Excavator Operator with Loader Experience (Dozer & Fill Site experience preferred) these positions will be based out of our Shawigan Lake quarry. 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 (3km up on RIGHT). If necessary email or fax is ok or 250-743-3338. WOLFTEK Industries in Prince George is looking for: Controls/Automation Specialist Working Knowledge of: - PLC programming - HMI development - Variable frequency drives Education: - Electrical Engineering degree or Technologist/Technician (Electrical/Electronics) diploma. Wolftek Industries is willing to train the right candidate and offers competitive wages and benefits. Please submit your resume in confidence to or by fax to: 250-561-0235

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 RETIRED H.D. Mechanic, wants part-time work, approx 20 hr wk. in the Cowichan Valley. Will work on heavy trucks, construction equipment or small engines. No pickups or cars. Wes (250)466-9060

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Notice of Elector Approval Process The Municipality of North Cowichan gives notice that it seeks the approval of its electors to adopt, “Forest Reserve Withdrawal (Maple Bay Peninsula Road) Bylaw,” No. 3501, to remove a strip of land (approximately six [6] hectares in size) from the Municipal Forest Reserve in order to dedicate it for highway purposes following establishment of the Maple Bay peninsula road local area service. Council may adopt the bylaw unless at least 10% (2,150) of North Cowichan’s electors sign Elector Response Forms and submit them to the Municipality by 2 p.m. on December 14, 2012. If at least 2,150 electors submit signed Elector Response Forms by December 14, 2012, Council must obtain the formal assent of the electors before proceeding to adopt the bylaw. Approved Elector Response Forms are available from the Municipal Hall (7030 Trans Canada Highway, Box 278, Duncan, V9L 3X4), or by visiting the Municipality’s website The only persons entitled to sign Elector Response Forms are North Cowichan electors. Copies of the proposed “Forest Reserve Withdrawal (Maple Bay Peninsula Road) Bylaw,” No. 3501, is available for public inspection at the Municipal Hall during regular business hours. Mark Ruttan, Corporate Officer 7030 Trans Canada Hwy Box 278, Duncan, BC V9L 3X4 Ph: 250-746-3100 Fax: 250-746-3133

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HOME CARE SUPPORT HOME HELP Companion avail with 20+ yrs exp in Health Care. I am avail to provide; companionship, transportation, meal prep and light house duties. Please contact Leslie at (250)701-4185 or email to:

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

LEGAL SERVICES CRIMINAL RECORD? Don’t let it block employment, travel, education, professional, certification, adoption property rental opportunities. For peace of mind & a free consultation call 1-800-347-2540.

DELIVERY DRIVER WITH OWN VEHICLE I am currently accepting applications for the bulk delivery of the Cowichan News Leader Pictorial. Delivery days are Wednesday and Friday early mornings, with a delivery completion time of 9 A.M. Relief drivers are required for holiday relief/on-call/ emergency situations. Relief positions sometimes lead to permanent positions if/when routes come available. Applicants must be: • energetic • like very early mornings and all kinds of weather • have their own reliable vehicle (van, enclosed canopy truck, etc) • physically fit and capable of repeated heavy lifting Bulk routes require use of your own truck with canopy or van. Compensation is based on mileage, number of papers and number of drops/stops.

Please send resume to Lara Stuart, Circulation Manager, via e-mail or fax: Fax No. 250-746-8529

*No phone calls or drop-ins please

PETS EQUESTRIAN HORSEBACK RIDING boots, black leather. “Ariat” brand tall boots, woman’s size 7.5, regular calf, medium height. Excellent condition. Perfect first pair of show boots! Paid $400, asking $250 obo. 250-391-5992, leave message. (Westshore)


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STEEL BUILDINGS/metal buildings 60% off! 20x28, 30x40, 40x62, 45x90, 50x120, 60x150, 80x100 sell for balance owed! Call 1-800-4572206.

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



CHINA CABINET/hutch, $200, antique wagon wheel coffee table, $500 ďŹ rm, small computer table, $25, colour printer, $25, electric ďŹ replace, $75, microwave, $25, chest freezer $100 and a Sony stereo system w/ turn table and 4 speakers, $200. Call (250)743-0544.

GARAGE SALES * Great bargains

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

39’ 2004 TRAVEL Trailer, park model, “Terry model� asking $11,900. Propane furnace, 2 yrs old, full size, asking $700, worth $2000 new. 30’ pressure treated power pole, $200. Call (250)735-3258.



Are you a self-motivated individual looking for a rewarding career? We are family based company looking to expand our sales team. We offer excellent compensation for top performers. Take control of your income potential by providing excellent customer service. We provide an excellent working environment and award winning top of the line product. Will to train the right individual. Fax 250-746-0329, email: or apply in person to Brent Popovich 2801 Roberts Rd., Duncan

Get your wallet and your LEGS

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FRIENDLY FRANK HOME GYM- “Weider�, very good condition, $99 obo. 1 (250)748-9902

FUEL/FIREWOOD SEASONED FIREWOOD Vancouver Island’s largest ďŹ rewood producer offers ďŹ rewood legally obtained during forest restoration, large cords. Help restore your forest, 1-877-902-WOOD.

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BIG BUILDING sale...�This is a clearance you don’t want to miss!� 20X20 $3,985. 25X24 $4,595. 30X36 $6,859. 35X48 $11,200. 40X52 $13,100. 47X76 $18,265 One End wall included. Pioneer Steel 1-800668-5422. CHILLSPOT IS The Coolest Dog Bed-A new and innovative, thermodynamically cooled dog bed, that enhances the cool tile surfaces our pets rely on during the warm weather months.

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. 1-250-616-9053

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MODULAR HOMES and park model homes factory direct wholesale. New single wides $37,209 doubles $73,486 Special winter discounts! Call The Home Boys 877-976-3737 or


LIFT CHAIR- $300 obo. Entertainment centre for 27� TV, $50. Call (250)754-7905.




Permanent Carriers Required On The Following Routes: DUNCAN

100500 – 2248-2301 Quamichan Park Rd, 5918 Jaynes Rd (22 papers) 102430 – 3497 Gibbins Rd - Evergreen MHP (85 papers) 104503 – Dogwood Rd, Glenora Rd West, Miller, Tzinquaw (64 papers) 104510 – Eagle Heights, Miller, Mountain View (58 papers) 104515 – Laurel Grove, Miller, Shmaqwuthut (48 papers)

is looking for YOU! Need some extra money? Have a reliable vehicle? Like working outdoors in all types of weather? Available on Wednesdays and Fridays?



What you must have: • Must have insured, reliable vehicle


What you’ll be doing: • Door to door delivery of the News Leader Pictorial • Pickup papers from warehouse and deliver papers to homes on assigned route(s)


When we will need you: • Be available on-call for Wednesday and Friday deliveries

456000 – Caswell, Cecelia, Front, Hillside, Jonas, Josephine, River, Rose (79 papers) 456060 – Daniel, Pine (70 papers) 456202 – Cedar, Fir, Oak (73 papers)

153945 – Kingsview, Magnolia, Nimpkish, Selkirk (62 papers) 354250 – Evergreen, Gregory, Hunter, MacFarlane (50 papers) 354252 – Catalina, Dandelion, Forest Grove, McKean, Penny, Poplar, Portree, Scobhal, Welcome, Worthington (55 papers) 354275 – Ravenhill, Skrimshire (41 papers) 354350 – Bob O Link, Dundas, Jersey, Robin Hill, Thrush, Wallbank (69 papers) *all paper counts are approximates CALL LARA NOW




EVERGREEN PLACE mobile EVERGREEN PLACE mobile home, $49,900, $49,000, 800sf, com800sf, complete plete & out, reno inreno & out,insmall pet small pet ok. (250)710-8985ororemail email ok. (250)710-8985

What you receive: • Each route is paid a per piece rate • Fuel bonus • A HUGE THANK YOU! If this is something you are interested in, please contact:

Lara Stuart Circulation Manager 250-856-0047 EDUCATION/TRADE SCHOOLS


SNOW TIRES, P215/60R15, steel belted radials, used one season only (Dec & Jan). As new. (250)748-4658 STAIRLIFT, asking $1100 (new $3000+). Pool table (not slate) $120. New manual hospital bed,used mattress, offers. DirtDevil vacuum $50. Matching coffee/end table, glass top, $50ea ($75 both), Sump pump $40. 6 drawer desk w/book shelf $50. Bar stools $10ea. Stationary bike $40. 250-7482038, 250-732-7615


DUNCAN, duplex zoned, small 2 bd character home close to town. Orchard, berries, organic raised beds + greenhouse. (250)748-3007




DUTIES: include but not limited to: • Balancing cash registers and interac terminals • Preparing bank deposits • Some accounts payable • Prepare daily sales reports • Standard ofďŹ ce duties QUALIFICATIONS: Experience: • Cash Handling • Cash Register and Interac Terminals • OfďŹ ce or bookkeeping experience an asset but not essential. • Competency with Microsoft, Excel Word and Outlook.

DEPARTURE BAY: 2,600 sq.ft, Ocean View; 2 blocks to sandy beach. 3bdrm, 2 full baths + 2bdrm suite, sep. laundries. Oversize corner lot, RV pad behind house. $399,000. View by appointment. 250-729-7420

Education/Training: • High School diploma • Bookkeeping/Accounting or training on Simply Accounting an asset but not essential. COMPETENCIES: • Good communications skills - written and verbal • Strong organizational skills, ability to multitask and prioritize. • Accuracy, attention to detail. • Problem solving skills • Self motivated and ability to work well with others. Minimum 20 hours per week. Flexible schedule and/or more hours available for the right candidate. Salary commensurate with experience - plus staff discounts. If you are interested in working for a growing small business in an energetic retail environment, please send resume to: File #A944, c/o Cowichan News Leader Pictorial, Unit 2, 5380 Trans Canada Hwy, Duncan, B.C. V9L 6W4



STONE MANOR Brand new Rancher! Open house every Sat & Sun noon-4pm. 5942 Tower Place, Duncan. No Strata, open concept, no steps, 3-bdrm, 2-bath. 1406 sq.ft., 4 SS appl’s., fully landscaped, dbl garage. Only $365,000. inclds hst. BEST VALUE! Gord 250-710-1947


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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DUNCAN downtown condo, 2 Bdrm, 2 baths, ďŹ ve appl’s, gated underground parking, $950/mo. Call 250-748-6679 $500/MO STARTING- weekly available, many apartment types, furnished, w/common kitchen. All utils, internet included. FREE local calls, No Credit Checks. Call Motel, 250-748-0661, (Duncan).

DUNCAN- BRIGHT, lrg 2 bdrm condo in secure bldg w/ elevator, 5 appls. N/S. $850 mo + utils. 1 year lease and get the last month free. Avail immed. Call 250-732-0379.

DUNCAN, quiet, level entry 1 bdrm, 4 appl’s, gas F/P, 1 car garage/workshop. N/S, N/P. $920 incl’s utilities. Avail. now. (250)748-9059 DUNCAN, Walk to town, Quiet 3 bdrm upper, 1.5 baths, 5 appl’s. Fenced back yard. NS/NP. $1275 incl’s util. Avail now. 250-748-9059 One bdrm duplex w/backyard. Walking distance to town, Duncan Mall, Rec Centre. Small pet considered. $650/m plus utilities. (250) 746-4117 SHAWNIGAN, UNIQUE rural 2 bdrm upper level duplex, mountain/ocean views on 3/4 acres, vaulted ceilings, wood oors, bright, F/S, W/D. No pets, no smoking! Avail Dec. 1st. Ref’s, dam dep req’d. $850/mo. (250)743-2994.

DUNCAN: OFFICE space for lease, highway exposure, A/C, ample parking. (250)746-5657 or 250-748-8671 DUNCAN, ofďŹ ce/retail, downtown 950 sq.ft. ground oor, completely reno’d, or consulting. Reception area, 3 ofďŹ ces. Avail now. 604-820-8929

Incredible 5 acre treed PARK-LIKE PROPERTY with Well-Maintained Furnished Home 1500 sq.ft, 3-bdrm, 2 bath. Extremely close to Pristine Cowichan Lake, in the town of Caycuse. Perfect for recreational property or full time living. Motivated seller $378,800. Exceptionally low yearly cost. Not leased land. Call 250-745-3387

DUNCAN, 55+ park, no pets. 2 bdrm, single wide, large deck, heat pump, woodstove, landscaped yard, 4 appl’s. $29,900. (250)748-2863

DUNCAN, new 2 Bdrm apartment, 2668 Dingwall, elevator, sprinkler system, elec. fp. Small pet N/S. $750 + utilities. Avail. Dec 1. 1 (250)477-4524

MID 70’s dbl wide on .28 acre, in Mill Bay. 2-bdrm w/den. 2 baths. Good cond. Propane stove & dryer, newer roof $205,000. Call (250)746-9658.

RENTALS Lantzville Estate: below assessed value. 4bdrm, level entry, walkout bsmnt, panoramic view, waterfront w/beach access, suite potential, ample parking on 3/4 acre. 7 mins from Woodgrove. $550,000 (250)713-2270/ 250-585-2620



WE BUY HOUSES Damaged House? Pretty House? Moving? Divorcing? Estate Sale? We will Buy your House Quick Cash & Private. Mortgage Too High and House won’t sell? Can’t make payments? We will Lease Your House, Make your Payments and Buy it Later!

Call: 1-250-616-9053

DUNCAN in town, avail Nov/Dec 1st., quiet 2 bdrm apt. 5 appl, $850-$900. 250246-6626 or 250-746-4016

LADYSMITH 55+ Building, 385 Davis Rd. Ocean & harbour views 2 Bdrm suite. 250-246-5688

CENTRAL DUNCAN- Lovely 1 & 2 bdrm suites in seniors oriented building, heat included. NS/NP. Please call Art, 250-746-7241. CENTRAL LOCATION, Bachelor, 1 & 2 bdrms, balcony, F/S, hot water, parking, pet considered, $525$850/mo. Call 250-748-7764. CHEMAINUS: 55+ Senior building, 1 bdrm. No pets, No smoking. $556/mo. Avail now. 250-246-4221 CROFTON- 2 bdrm apt, 5 appls, 2nd oor above quiet Dandy Mini Storage on Joan Ave, $750. Refs req, 1 pet considered. N/S pref. Dec 1. Call or text 250-709-1379. DUNCAN: 2bdrm adult oriented condo, second oor (no elevator), bright, 5 appl, f/p, balcony, quiet neighbours. N/S, no pets, walking distance to shopping. $750. Avail now. Ref’s req. 250-748-1388

DUNCAN SPRINGRIDGE MANOR Has a new look! Fresh paint and TLC throughout. Clean quiet building close to Beverly Corners, includes heat and hot water. Non-smokers only; no pets. Renovated 1 bdrm suite, $590

(250)748-3729 LARGE 1 bdrm apt, heat incl. NS/NP, no partiers. $575+DD, P/U application @ 5209 TCH, Tues-Thurs.










ABLE COMPUTER REPAIR In-home service. Seniors’ discount. Nico 250-746-6167

Delivery Guy

DRYWALL Instalwall Instalations Framing, drywall, taping and t-bar. (250) 885-8883

ELECTRICAL 1A ELECTRICIAN, licenced, bonded, Small Jobs Specialist, panel upgrades and renos. All work guaranteed since 1989. Rob at 250-732-PLUG (7584). 250-743-0326. ELECTRICIAN Licensed and bonded. Reasonable rates, free estimates, upgrades & renos. Call Kelly.

CARPENTRY For all your building needs call A & A Contracting. Family owned and established since 1978. We provide quality craftsmanship through professionals who are reliable, experienced and skilled. Our goal is to help you create the building project you have in mind while staying on budget and on time. All aspects of building: renovations, new home construction, fences, sun decks, cement work. Home Warranty providers and carry liability insurance. Call for free quote 250746-9633.

CLEANING SERVICES HOUSE CLEANING, Bonded reasonable rate. Call ReneĂŠ 250-701-0101 I CLEAN ‘till you beam! 50% off ďŹ rst visit! Please call Monica for your free quote & consultation 250-510-5610 Shawna’s Sparkling Touch Home Cleaning Service. Weekly, bi-weekly or monthly. Licenced and Insured. (250)210-0872



Lowest Price Guarantee


A full service, I move it all, junk removal company!

Call 250-538-8985 HOME IMPROVEMENTS Duncan Day Labour Inc. provides a dependable, hardworking team of labourers with all different types of experience and skills that will meet your needs. Flat hourly rates

(250) 510-2303

30 yr’s Experience

We ďŹ x everything No HST

250-748-5062 3%,,Ă–/,$Ă–345&& 

Mill Bay/Duncan 250-743-3306 Chemainus/Ladysmith 250-324-3343

LANDSCAPING Quality Landscape Construction * Stone Retaining Walls * Landscape Design www.islandpaciďŹ

(250) 701-8319

PAINTING SUNSET PAINTING.CA Interior Painting, Renovations. Free Estimates. 250-710-8338

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

STUCCO - Including small jobs and refacing old stucco. Guaranteed. 250-715-5883

ALL RUBBISH removal, small renovations, deck work, carpentry, painting, plumbing, and eves trough cleaning. Seniors discount. Ian 250-743-6776.


* Gutters * Windows * Siding * Moss treatment * Pressure washing





TOTAL HOME RENOVATIONS From concrete to rooďŹ ng & everything in between! All Interior & exterior. Work guaranteed. 40 years Experience. Free estimates.


Mountain View Terrace Estates 3420 Auchinachie Road ---------------------------------Spacious

Affordable 1 & 2 bedroom suites From $650 - $825 ------------------------------Renos & upgraded security features Large balconies In-suite storage Close to schools, shopping and walking trails Includes: Heat, Hot water and parking

Free Cable Hook up -------------------------------------Resident managers on site

To view call 250-748-3321 SHAWNIGAN-COBBLE HILL area. 2 bdrm apt, separate from house. 5 appl, NS/NP, no parties. $700+util. Avail Dec 1. 250-743-7565

APARTMENTS FURNISHED Large 2 BDRM corner unit. Walk to Safeway, Shoppers, Restaurants & Aquatic Centre. On bus route. Heat & H/W incl’d. Small pet OK. On-site managers. Call 250-748-1304.

Service Directory (250) 597-8335

Under New Management

LIBRA TREE for all your tree care needs. 70’ aerial lift, chipper. Insured, CertiďŹ ed Aborist Hazard Tree Assessor, Grant Haynes, (250)748-4449


DUNCAN (8 km north) Furnished studio apartment, on 8 acres. Laundry, satellite, heat, hydro. $575. (250)748-1310.


HOMES FOR RENT 2 BDRM bungalow, 10 min’s north of Duncan, $875/mo. Utilities’s not incl.. Available Dec 1st. (250)732-1965 CHERRY PT- Clean, quiet 2 bdrm, storage room, waterfront mobile home. NS/NP. $950 inclds utils 250-743-2370 COBBLE HILL, 2 bdrm mobile on acreage, F/S, W/D hookup, large deck, small pet considered. Possible board for 1 horse. $875/mo. Available now. (250)743-5046 COBBLE HILL/SHAWNIGAN 2.5 acres, 2400sq ft, 4 bdrms. $1700+ utils. Refs req’d. Call (250)216-2896.

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.

COW. BAY. 6 mo lease, avail to April 30/13. 2 Bdrm, 2 ba, modern residence, views. Fully furnished & equipped. $1200 incl util’s, hydro, internet & TV. Refs and DD. (250)748-2938. View photos:

AVAILABLE NOW 7000 sq.ft. store front with excellent exposure, overhead doors, ample parking. 250-748-9622

COWICHAN STATION, almost new 2 bdrm Carriage house, 5 appl’s, N/Pets, N/S. $975 + util. (250)746-8376

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.

CROFTON, NEWLY reno’d 1 bdrm house, F/S, elec & wood heat, laundry room w/ W/D hookup, fenced yard, N/P, N/S, dam dep & ref’s, $750. Avail immed. 250-479-1462.

COTTAGES CHEMAINUS: BACHELOR cottage, Inclds util’s. N/S, N/P. $725. Call (250)246-4609.

DUPLEXES/4PLEXES 1/2 Duplux, 2 bdrm, F/S, W/D hookup. Attached garage, extra parking, back patio, close to schools, stores, etc. Berkey’s corner area. $950.00/m (250) 710-3496 3 Bedroom 2 1/2 bathroom $1250 Centrally located. Close to schools and hospital. Large Master with full ensuite and Walk in closet. 250-743-2553 DUNCAN 2-BDRM, clean, bright 2-level, close to schools, bus route, park, on cul-de-sac. 5 appl’s, propane F/P. fenced backyard. NS/NP. Refs req’d. $895 mo. (250)477-5859 (250)746-8128. 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. $1150/mo + utils. N/P, N/S. Avail. now. Call 250-746-7480 leave message. DUNCAN- 2 bdrm, 4 appls, gas F/P, shared W/D. $900. Avail now. (250)746-8900. DUNCAN, 3 Bdrm suite, incl F/S,W/D. Refs req. $800+util. 250-748-7808 leave msg. DUNCAN, 4 Bdrm large 2 storey s/s duplex, ideal for extended family, 3 baths, 5 appl’s. Cul-de-sac near park, schools, bus & hospital. $1200/mo. (250)715-5484 or DUNCAN- BRIGHT open 4 bdrm, 3 bath, island kitchen, 5 appls. Protential in-law accomodation, single garage. NS/NP. Pet? Refs req’d. $1450. Call 1-250-715-3222. DUNCAN: NEWER large, bright 3 bdrm, 2 bath. Island kitchen, garage, 5 appls. ref’s req’d. N/S. $1250. Pet considered. Call 1-250-715-3222.

DUNCAN, large newer 2 bdrm, upper oor, 3 appl’s, shared laundry. Avail Dec 1. $1100 incl’s hydro. Pet considered. Ref’s req. (250)737-1613 DUNCAN LOWER 3 bdrm $850. - 950./mo. + util’s. F/S, W/D hookup. N/S. Available now! Call (250)748-7277. LAKE Cowichan: Two bedroom, one bathroom home on a quiet street. Hardwood oors throughout with open oor plan. W/D, D/W. Private deck, covered carport. NS / no pets. Avail immediately. $900/mo. Call 250-709-2454

LAKE COWICHAN- 2 bdrm home, close to town, nice yard, deck. NP/NS. Refs req’d. $900 mo + hydro. Avail Dec. 1st. Call 1-(250)653-4234. LAKE COWICHAN- 3 bdrm w/ lrg fenced back yard. New windows, insulation, ooring etc. 6 appls inclds D/W, W/D and deep freeze. N/S, house trained pet ok. $900+ utils. Avail Nov 15. Call 778-8409614, 250-749-3820 or email: nataliejayne6 SHAWNIGAN LAKE, private 2 bdrm (year round rental), 5 appls, lake view, $1250 mo. Ref’s. Avail Nov. 15th or Dec. 1st. Call 250-652-6407. SHAWNIGAN- 3 bdrms, 2 bath home on large lot, new reno, hardwood tile oors. $1400 + utils. (250)886-1953. SHAWNIGAN BEACH Estates: Newly reno’d 3 bdrm 2 bath, FS/DW, WD hookup. NS/NP. RV/boat prkg $1200 incld’s hydro. Avail. Nov. 15th. Call 250-743-2608. SHAWNIGAN LAKE, 3 bdrm log home with acreage, across lake, N/S, no dogs, Oct. 1, $1400 mo. 250-334-1069. WEST SHAWNIGAN Lake: 3 bdrm, 2 bath furnished home on Lake. NS/NP. Avail now until June 30, 2013. $1200./mo Call (250)8125270 or (250)380-3978.

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

Green Door Society 900 sqft space for rent, incl. 2 ofďŹ ce spaces, reception. Beautifully Restored Heritage Building and grounds. Incl. triple net, $1512/mo. 250-748-3701,250-510-1209 ‘a house, a garden, a place for people’ 600 sq.ft. ofďŹ ce or retail space/ground r, c/w A/C, paved parking. Located in Tansor Industrial Park. Avail. now. $600. 250-701-1919 WANT TO GET NOTICED? Prime retail/ofďŹ ce space for rent in highly visible historical building on corner of First and Roberts in Ladysmith. 1,687 sq ft. 2 bathrooms, small kitchen, new ooring, A/C

Call 250-245-2277


Rental Housing Conference, Thurs. & Fri. Nov. 22nd & 23rd Bear Mountain Resort, Victoria. Mini-workshops for Residential Landlords & Managers. • Hoarding • Tenant Selection • Insurance • Financing • Income Tax • Energy-EfďŹ ciency • Bedbugs More information visit: To register, call: 1.888.330.6707

SHARED ACCOMMODATION DUNCAN. 1-BDRM in shared home. $450. inclds all utils. W/D. NS/NP. Avail now. Call 250-466-0018. 250-740-5619. DUNCAN (NEAR HOSPITAL) Female only. Shared house & large yard. No cats. Must be clean, tidy, employed or a student. No partiers. $550. Avail Nov 1. Call 250-746-6446.

STORAGE SHIPPING CONTAINERS 20’ or 40’. Buy or Rent. Safe and secure. Easymove Container Services. Serving Vancouver Island. 1-(888)331-3279

SUITES, LOWER AVAILABLE DEC. 1st. Spacious 2 bedroom suite in Shawnigan Lake. On bus route and minutes from lake, Shared laundry, separate entrance, fenced yard. Utilities included. $975 month. Call 250-510-5588 COWICHAN BAY, furnished 1 bdrm bachelor suite, quiet & private lower level walkout with beautiful views. $750/mo incl’s hydro, satellite & high speed internet. Ref’s & DD req (250)748-2938 CROFTON- New level entry, 2 bdrm, 2 bath, all new appls, W/D, gas F/P, 1110sq ft, Close to ferry, pub, restaurants & bus, ample parking. N/S, no partiers. Refs. $975 inclds heat, electric+ cable. sm dog friendly. Available Nov 1. Call (250)246-9550. DUNCAN- FRESHLY painted 1 bdrm, quiet, clean, patio w/sliding glass door. W/D. N/S. No dogs. $650 inclds utils. Avail now. 250-246-1933. DUNCAN: 2 bdrm, $825+ utils. Close to hospital, school, shopping. Available Dec. 1st. (250)743-7689. LAKE COWICHAN- spacious 3-bdrm level entry suite, priv ent. Incls W/D, F/S. NP/NS. $800/mo heat incl’d. Avail immediately. Call 250-923-6170.

SUITES, UPPER CHEMAINUS (close to downtown), 1 bdrm apt. NS/NP. Cable, internet, major appliances included. Available Dec 1. $490. (250) 246-7939. DUNCAN, 1 bdrm upper suite, bright/clean, W/D, heat, hydro incl. $615/mo. N/S, N/P, mature individual. Email references to

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Provincial and region qualiÄers determined

Fifth not a bad result for T-Birds

Stingrays swimming: Duncan group rises to the occasion in first meet of the season Don Bodger

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On the ball: One poor half against Oak Bay the only real downfall for soccer team


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inishing ¿fth in the island senior boys’ AAA high school soccer playdowns is a decent result for the Cowichan Secondary T-Birds. Ron Glass, director of athletics at the school, said all the senior T-Birds are to be congratulated for their solid contributions. Andrew Larson was a tireless performer in the mid¿eld and captain Noah Dobson made his presence felt as a defensive stalwart. The T-Birds won one game and lost two during the two-day event last Tuesday and Wednesday. Glass said Cowichan came out Àat in the ¿rst game against a hungry Oak Bay side and ended up losing 4-0. Oak Bay scored three goals in the ¿rst 20 minutes and added a fourth before halftime. The T-Birds regrouped in the second half and the efforts of goalkeeper Jerod Dorby prevented any further scoring. The second game Tuesday brought a 3-1 win over Belmont.

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Heads look like they’re going to roll as the soccer ball bounces between Cowichan’s Noah Dobson and Kyle Atwood of Stelly’s in the island AAA senior boys’ high school playdowns at Hampton Park. “Cowichan started this game much more con¿dent and ¿nished off a brilliant bit of passing with a goal by Cyrus Grey,’’ noted Glass. The T-Birds maintained possession and territory after the goal at the eight-minute mark but Belmont got it back on a quick transition. With the game tied in the second half, Larson made a solid individual effort and crossed the ball to Borlang Komataye, who found the back of the net at 37 minutes. “Belmont mounted a comeback, but the T-Birds hung in and met the challenge,’’

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Glass indicated. Rhys Mousely wrapped up the scoring with a pretty goal at 52 minutes. Cowichan and an evenly-matched Stelly’s side exchanged an equal number of scoring chances Wednesday. Stelly’s capitalized just before the half on a shot from a sharp angle after the T-Bird defence was beaten to the outside. Cowichan couldn’t ¿nd the equalizer in the second half. Stelly’s staved off tremendous Cowichan pressure late in the game. Stelly’s scored on a cute set play after a Cowichan foul at full time to complete the 2-0 win.

he ¿rst competition of the season brought out a big crew of 31 Duncan Stingrays, who all achieved some fantastic results. Duncan Swim Team members went to an event hosted by the Nanaimo Riptides. A new staff member, Colleen Smith, was also on board. “Our swimmers are always keen to race and especially with this being the ¿rst meet of the season,’’ noted head coach Leanne Sirup. “Their hard work and focus on the details up to this point has de¿nitely been reÀected in all of their improvements.’’ Kealey Scott, 10, obtained a regional 10 and under AAA qualifying time in the 100-metre breaststroke of 1:45.25. Posting AA provincial qualifying times were: Megan Lewis, 12, in the 50 free (32.43); Jasmin Marston, 13, in the 200 breast (3:15.00); James Ogihara-Kertz, 13, in the 200 free (2:27.96), 50 free (30.36) and 100 free (1:07.59); and Justin Garrow, 15, in the 100 back (1:11.57).

Mya Smith, 10, and Olin Dahlstrom, 9 both had regional AA qualifying times in the 50 free of 42.23 and 41.44, respectively. The large majority of the Duncan swimmers achieved personal bests across the board. The group included: Jamie Bell, 11; Mathias Bell, 14; Jotei Browne, 12; Jessica Castle, 9; Oliver Castle, 11; Cate Cochrane, 9; Dahlstrom; Garrow; Tawney Geddes, 14; Kayla Laberge, 12; Rosie Lee, 15; Lewis; Marston; Ogihara-Kertz; Malia Prystupa, 10; Randi Robertson, 12; Scott; Ava Smith, 9; Mya Smith; Tess Van Nieuwkerk, 10; Janey Woolls, 10; and Robyn Zinkan, 12. One event short of all personal bests were: Zeara Broadway, 12; Montana Prystupa, 13; Savanah Van Nieuwkerk, 13; and Esmee Zinkan, 15. Lalaine Gower, 13, had four personal bests while Haakon Koyote, 15, attained three and Jeremy Kissack, 13, and Chelesa Langelo, 22, managed one apiece. Frederika Ionescu, 12, is a newcomer to the group. The Island Paci¿c Cup was on the agenda for swimmers during the long weekend in Victoria, with teams from all over B.C. and the Northwest United States attending.

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Cowichan suffers its Ärst loss Slayed by Bays: Hughes brothers the focal point of heavyweight soccer battle Don Bodger

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owichan LMG Pringle had to look realistically at its ¿rst loss of the Div. 1 Island Soccer League season. “It would have been a pretty tall task to go 18 games undefeated,’’ said Cowichan’s Tyler Hughes after a 2-0 loss to brother Jordie Hughes and Bays United Liquor Plus at Hampton Park Friday. “After playing all the teams once, Bays is probably our biggest challenge,’’ said Tyler Hughes. “There’s Bays and Saanich Fusion. Player for player, they’ve (Bays) probably got some of the most experienced guys in the league right now.’’ Cowichan ran the table with nine straight wins at home before taking on Bays in the ¿rst of nine in a row on the road. “It was a pretty even game,’’ said Hughes. “They came out quite strong and put us under a good bit of pressure the ¿rst 15 or 20 minutes. We kind of weathered that storm.’’ Cowichan generated lots of chances in the other direction after that — mainly off set pieces — but couldn’t produce any scoring. Bays scored in the last 10 minutes of the half for a 1-0 lead. “In those tight games, you’re not going to have a lot of chances,’’ said Hughes. “You have to make sure you take your chance when you get it.’’ Cowichan pressured in the late stages but Jordie Hughes put it away for Bays with his league-leading 13th goal of the season. Cowichan is back at Hampton Park Friday for a game against a suddenly-rejuvenated Gorge team.

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t has been a busy and productive summer for the “Out and About” group of clients who have been working so diligently to keep the Clements Centre properties clean. Our group has taken charge of harvesting the gardens up at Ryall Road. We have been putting together salad bags for sale which has included several types of lettuce, kale, cabbage, all grown in the gardens by our clients. We harvested the produce, washed it and packaged it for sale.

As well as the produce, our group has produced stunning bouquets that have combined greenery from the back of the Clements Centre to be paired with fresh cut flowers grown up at our gardens. The addition of prepackaged herbs from our garden has made our harvesting days a highly anticipated part of the week with almost all of our products selling out within a few hours, and leaving people wanting more. All of these great home grown products have been for sale in the Clements Centre foyer throughout the summer. The proceeds from these sales have gone directly back into programming.


Adam Marchetti Adam Marchetti’s approach to football is a coach’s dream. The Grade 12 student at Cowichan Secondary School they call Salsa adds spice to the winning formula of the Cowichan Midget Bulldogs as they attempt to go deep in the Vancouver Mainland Football League playoffs. “Just hit ‘em hard, don’t finish last, don’t give ‘em any breathing room,’’ said Marchetti of his football philosophy. “I like his intensity,’’ Midget Bulldogs’ head coach Doug (Opie) Williams said of Marchetti. “Not only is he good for us in games, but he makes the whole line better. He brings that same intensity during practice.’’ Williams and the coaching staff give him free reign to a certain point. “If he screws up, I’m yelling at him,’’ Williams chuckled. Football as his chosen sport just clicked for Marchetti after about two weeks initially. The fact he loves to hit makes him a natural to rack up the sacks and tackles at defensive tackle.

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The Cowichan Valley Lacrosse Association presented numerous awards during its annual general meeting, including the senior referee given to Derek Harris by Gina Jung, left. Colton Lidstone got the top junior referee award while Dale Nordstrom won for recreation coach, Lorne Win-

Dill (Bantam C), Kelly Slater (Bantam B2), Rory Neligan (Bantam B1), Mathieu Jung (Bantam A), Kahlil Fontana (Peewee C), Kirk Whittaker (Peewee B), Dawson Webb (Peewee A) and Cameron Lumb (Novice Intermediate). The CVLA is looking forward to the 2013 season. Drop-in starts in January.

Cedar survives scare

Islanders sunk by Cougars

Going the distance: Brentwood second in North Island volleyball Don Bodger

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erry Park Islanders are clearly improving, but don’t have an answer for the Victoria Cougars. The Cougars are undefeated in 21 Vancouver Island Junior Hockey League games at 20-0-1 after beating the 2-16-2 Islanders 9-1 Thursday night at Esquimalt’s Archie Browning Arena. The Cougars usually devour the Islanders on the power play, but surprisingly only scored once in seven opportunities. The Cougars scored three times in each period. They built a 4-0 lead before the Islanders got their lone goal from Corey Peterson three minutes into the second period. Goalie Jackson Jane faced 34 shots the ¿rst two periods. Joshua Alalouf replaced him for the third. The Islanders are at Saanich Friday and Comox Saturday.

ship for competitive coach, and Adam Golia and Luke Frost for top graduating midgets. Don Rorison previously received a BCLA President’s Award. Winners of the most inspirational player awards were: Chris Cassorla (Midget C), Cameron Walsh (Midget B), Stephen Crowther (Midget A), Kyle Mc-

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ine teams started and ¿ve advanced after scores were settled in the North Island AA senior girls’ volleyball playdowns at Brentwood

College. With Cedar moving up from A, it was one of the largest and most competitive ¿elds seen in AA. “It was probably better than it’s been in the past,’’ said Brentwood coach Jill Fougner. “It was a good level.’’ The tournament featured one pool consisting of ¿ve teams, with four in the other. Cedar and Brentwood won the respective pools. Brentwood swept John Barsby 25-14, 25-15 in the semi¿nals while Cedar went to three sets to dispatch Highland. The two pool leaders then clashed in the ¿nal and it went to three sets, with Cedar winning 25-23, 22-25, 15-11. “It was a good ¿nal,’’ said Fougner. John Barsby took third place, going to three sets to beat Highland. Gulf Islands slipped into the ¿fth and ¿nal island qualifying spot by virtue of a victory over Shawnigan Lake School in two straight. Ladysmith ¿nished seventh, Woodlands eighth and Kwailkum brought up the rear. Brentwood has been Àying under the ra-

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Big hit by Meggan Nicholls of Cedar heads right in the direction of Ladysmith’s Kaylie McKinley, who goes up strong at the net for the block. dar a bit this season, but that doesn’t bother Fougner one bit. Her team received an outstanding performance from Spencer Manton. Kendra Stoner was also a standout and players like Lauren Hanson, a Grade 10 student, are coming along well. The top ¿ve will be joined by No. 1 Lambrick Park, St. Michael’s and St. Margaret’s in what’s sure to be a highlycompetitive island tournament.

One-goal losses don’t equate to many points Eight is enough: Caps better than their record with only 10 more goals allowed than they’ve scored in 20 games Don Bodger

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athematics may be the Cowichan Valley Capitals’ least favourite subject right now. The main numbers that count are the Caps’ point total of 12 that’s the lowest in the B.C. Hockey League. Upon closer examination, it’s obvious the Caps are only failing most tests by the slightest of fractions. After losing 2-1 in overtime at Nanaimo Friday but gaining a point and then dropping another 2-1 decision in regulation to the same Clippers Saturday night at Cowichan Arena, the Caps are a mere -10 in the goals for and against department with eight more losses than wins. It doesn’t take a genius to ¿gure out the Caps are


in every game, but it’s just not going their way. “It’s a goal every night,’’ said Caps’ head coach Jim Ingram. “The last four losses have been by a goal. It’s frustrating for the kids, too, no question.’’ The total number of one-goal losses for the season has already reached eight. By comparison, Trail is -43 but has seven more points than the Caps and Salmon Arm sits at -22 with four more points. “I guess we’re just not getting puck luck right now,’’ said Caps’ veteran goalie Derek Dun, who was a standout in both weekend games. “A couple of bounces here and there and we’re on the other side of it. “I think the mood’s still pretty good. We’re still a few bounces away from having a winning record.’’ Dun made 53 saves in Nanaimo, but the Clippers got the win in double overtime on a goal

by Colton Dahlen. He kicked out 25 more shots Saturday, but Nanaimo’s Jayson Argue turned a 33-save effort into the victory in the rematch. “I’m feeling con¿dent right now,’’ said Dun. “As long as I give my team a chance to win, that’s all I can do. “I give a lot of credit to the defence. They’re making it simple for me.’’ The defence received a boost with the addition of local product and Dallas Stars’ draft choice Alex Theriau from the Western Hockey League’s Medicine Hat Tigers. “He provides the con¿dence back there,’’ said Dun. “He can help the younger guys.’’ “He’s going to be outstanding,’’ said Ingram of the 20-year-old. Andrew Leong The Caps have a light schedule the next two Guilty look is displayed by the Caps’ Grant Nicholson, but weeks. Their lone game this weekend is at home he’s innocent of any infraction against Nanaimo’s Taylor to the Langley Rivermen Saturday. Grobowski Saturday at Cowichan Arena.



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