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Fatima de Silva prepares a meal for her regular clientele at her downtown Duncan restaurant Thursday. But the Bistro 161 owner is also preparing another, bigger meal — a Boxing Day feast to feed the valley’s homeless.

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istro 161 owner Fatima de Silva isn’t buying presents for her family this year. Instead, she is giving a moment of hope to the homeless. De Silva and her staff regularly participate in the Meals on the Ground program. Twelve groups, including restaurants like de Silva’s, churches and families, prepare dinner for the homeless once per month, which provides three meals per week. Program volunteers pick up the prepared food and serve it out of the Cowichan Green Community’s

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new location at the Phoenix Station Motor Inn. But when de Silva heard no one was available to make a meal around Christmas Day, she volunteered to do a Boxing Day meal. This time, however, de Silva felt compelled to do things a little differently. “The groups are getting bigger. There didn’t used to be such a staggering number. Sometimes 20 or 30, now there are up to 75. And there are some people bringing children. That was too much for me.” This new reality inspired de Silva to open her Kenneth Street restaurant to host the Boxing Day dinner. “The thing that triggered absolutely sheer sadness was when one of the volunteers told me we’re seeing kids now coming with their parents. I was shocked. At some point you still need to hold some kind of hope. I’ll cook the dinner and take it there? No. Where’s the hope in that?” One of Bistro 161’s regular customers heard

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about the Boxing Day meal and spread the word that de Silva would be needing volunteers and funds to make the day a special one. De Silva is overwhelmed by the response from the community. “The Old Farm Market came on board. Susan Minette at the Duncan Garage offered to do dessert. Morning Mist in Cowichan Bay is providing homemade ice cream. Cow Bay Pub is helping. Suddenly people all over the place are offering to help us out in donations, offering to pay for meat, breads, napkins, juices.” As of Dec. 12, the public and businesses had donated $1,700 for gifts and $1,800 for food. She said any excess in contributions will go toward feeding families into January. “People were being so generous so we started asking ourselves when are these people going to be really stranded? We heard January can be a really tough month for most of the families.” more on page A4

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here will be no more paying double to swim in Cowichan Aquatic Centre for south Cowichan residents. Cowichan Valley Regional District directors have reached an agreement to drop the centre’s two-tier fee structure for Mill Bay, Cowichan Bay, Cobble Hill and Shawnigan Lake. In exchange for a level fee structure at the pool, taxpayers in those communities will pay $2.67 per $100,000 of property assessment toward the pool, with the money coming out of the Kerry Park rec centre budget. “This is good news for the Cowichan Aquatic Centre for all our communities because it means we can increase the users at our pool,’’ said North Cowichan Mayor Jon Lefebure. “We’re hoping to open the facility to them early, even though the agreement starts Jan. 1.’’ “This is going to level the playing ¿eld somewhat,’’ said Ron Austen, the CVRD’s general manager of parks, recreation and culture.’’ No tax increase is expected for the new partners because a Kerry Park re-roo¿ng project debt initiated six years ago is being retired at the end of this year. “They’re redirecting the retired debt load,’’ said Austen. “That will go into paying these costs.’’ The deal also ends a service withdrawal process initiated by Cowichan Bay. The Bay will continue as a Kerry Park partner, but will not be responsible for any major capital improvements. “It’s something that needed to happen,’’ said Cowichan Bay director Lori Iannidinardo. “It’s a bit about fairness. Cowichan Bay historically paid higher taxes. This agreement will help equalize it for the four areas and still keep us as a funding partner for Kerry Park.’’ Iannidinardo thinks this is a big step toward solving the larger issue of regional recreation. “That’s my ultimate goal,’’ she said. “I think recreation and recreational facilities are important for all.’’ There’s another group happy about the resolution of the Cowichan Aquatic Centre to a larger degree. “From a staff perspective, I know the good staff at the pool will really welcome this,’’ said Austen. “Their staff has just been getting berated by residents from electoral areas that don’t contribute,’’ said Mill Bay Director Mike Walker. “Their numbers are way down.’’ more on A5

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Residence gutted in Cedar Creek Mobile Home Park A residence in the Cedar Creek Mobile Home Park on Shawnigan-Mill Bay Road sustained extensive damage during an early-morning fire Tuesday. The Mill Bay Fire Department responded to the call just after 2 a.m. When fire crews arrived, flames were shooting through the roof of an addition, said Lt. Chris McInerney.

“The smoke was pouring out everywhere else,’’ he added. “It started off in the addition and pretty well moved through the main part.’’ Occupants of the residence managed to get out in time without injury. No other structures in the vicinity were damaged. “There was a couple of trees that blocked the heat from the trailers,’’ said McInerney.

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ight today’s Twinkies still be edible in 2037 when Duncanites open their centennial time capsule? Councillor Sharon Jackson says a pack of those snacks will be part of the city’s capsule being buried, likely in Charles Hoey Park, early next year. “We’re not doing a ceremony because it’s too much like a burial, but we’ll let people know where and when it’ll be buried,” she said. The waterproof container is being stuffed with everything from students’ letters to

themselves, centennial baby certi¿cates, and local newspaper clippings, to photos, Paul Ruszel’s centennial song CD, centennial geocaching coins, artwork and much more. “There’ll be mementos from every (centennial) event we’ve had, including a photo album of all of our events, and a day in the life of Duncan taken by people 10 to 60 years old asked to take pictures of their day,” said centennial committee and capsule captain Jackson. “There’s still room for more letters to the future.” Duncan’s centennial year of¿cially ends March 31. It is possible the time capsule may be buried near another centennial landmark — Duncan’s new centennial totem pole carved by Calvin Hunt. It’s being publicly celebrated at 1 p.m. Saturday in Hoey Park, beside the train station. Jackson was jazzed about dedicating

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Mill Bay responded with four trucks and two more came from the Shawnigan Lake Fire Department to assist. Crews stayed on the scene for several hours, including mop-up, returning to the hall after 6:15 a.m. so it was a long night for the firefighters. Cause of the fire is still under investigation.

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Duncan’s centennial time capsule is Älled with memorabilia galore, including letters from Ecole Duncan Elementary students. Principal Pedro Mengual poses in city hall with students Ella Rozenberger (clockwise, lower left), Clayton Reymerink, Emily Moir, Jasmine Hurson, and Julianna Rostas. Councillor Sharon Jackson’s granddaughter, Hannah, holds Twinkies also capsulebound. Jackson hefts the maquette of carver Calvin Hunt’s totem pole to sit near the capsule to be buried soon in Charles Hoey Park.

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Duncan’s largest totem, carved from a 1,000-year-old cedar tree. The massive monument to Aboriginal myths and Duncan’s history required it being anchored by a seven-foot hole ¿lled with 10,000 pounds of cement, plus a special nine-inch steel centre rod. Hunt’s pole bid was picked from six or seven others gained by council. “His proposal was under budget, and included a ceremony, and guaranteed a three-month delivery. It tells the story about Duncan and Cowichan Tribes,” she said. “Other proposals were a much-later delivery, were far over our budget ($60,000 from Canada Heritage Trust), or didn’t tell the story.” Meanwhile, the time capsule’s 2037 reopening date was pending. “I’ll leave that up to the council of the day — and it sure as hell won’t be me,” Jackson joked.

itch Wright knew his car was going to hit the Chev Cavalier coming sideways toward his VW. But he had no time to react. “Honestly, we didn’t have a chance to see anything coming,” the Ladysmith resident said of Monday’s 5:20 p.m. crash on a dry Malahat Drive. “We saw the car in front of us literally at the last second — it was there, then we hit it. There wasn’t even time to have your life Àash before your eyes.” Then came the bang that totalled Wright’s northbound 2004 Jetta north of Whittaker Road and resulted in the Malahat being closed for an hour. “The Cavalier was trying to pass (the southbound truck) on the right, clipped it, then ¿red toward us,” Wright said of the Chev driver’s move in a noncourtesy Mitch Wright medianed stretch where Mitch Wright was fortunate to walk away from pavement narrows. the wreckage of his Jetta following a crash that “I’m not sure if I even had time to hit the closed the Malahat Monday night. brakes. I just thought ‘We’re going to hit this car,’” said Wright, 39. The UVic staffer — a Cowichan Search and Rescue volunteer — and his 28-year-old girlfriend, are suffering aches and pains with a week off work, while RCMP investigate exactly why the wreck happened. Meanwhile, the government is doing some investigating of its own. Monday’s collision, and the Malahat’s triple fatality in October, prompted Tuesday’s order by the transportation minister for a design review of the crash site area. “Following the fatal accident in October, we prioritized this section of Malahat for further review. This most recent incident has moved this up in our timetable,” government spokeswoman Kate Trotter said. “The Malahat Highway Safety Review, released in March 2012, didn’t recommend any immediate short-term improvements to this section of highway. In light of recent incidents, we’re revisiting that.” A consulting ¿rm will be hired to ¿gure out the design and engineering, at an as-yet-to-be-determined cost. Rock bluffs, embankments and other considerations are likely to make engineering any improvements dif¿cult, she explained.

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She said the event has all the volunteers needed to work on the day, but donations of non-perishable food, socks, gloves, and rain gear are being accepted. Outreach worker Chuck McCandless, who helps organize Meals on the Ground, said the dinner will be amazing.

“It started off as this idea and people just grab bits of it and make it happen. It’s from people’s hearts in this community.” De Silva will serve pork roast, caesar salad, and vegetables. There will be musical entertainment throughout the day and gift bags for guests to take home to make things memorable.

“For the kids, it’s not just lining up for another meal. They’ll remember sitting in a restaurant, children singing carols. That’s going to be a moment of hope. And sometimes that’s all you have to hold onto to keep going.” Learn more about how you can help on the Help Feed Those In Need Facebook page.

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Cowichan Tribes elders, Cowichan watershed stewards, and other local leaders for a variety of reasons. “It would appear the comptroller could modify his directions to release water under the current rule curve... by establishing a rule band to provide ramping down from full storage at a later date than under the current rule curve, i.e. revising the date of beginning rule curve ramp down from July 9 to July 31,” writes Belanger. “In this way, there should be greater Àow in October and November than there would be if we released water through the weir in accordance with the existing rule curve. We would support such a modi¿cation.” Word was also pending about public and bureaucratic methods of how the government would change its weir-storage timelines and controls, noted Hutchins.

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All the feedback Walker is hearing in the early stages of the agreement has been positive. The inclusion of the four areas will provide some solid numbers to base future decisions about whether or not to continue with the arrangement, he added. “Five, six years from now, the politicians for the time may say, ‘We’re not seeing the numbers,’ or they may say, ‘Look at the increases we’re seeing.’’’ Area E (Cowichan Station-Glenora-Sahtlam) and the Cowichan Lake region areas will remain under the two-tier fee structure. Lefebure hopes to sit with directors of those areas to get them on board. “I would love to see every area in the regional district accessing this facility,’’ noted Lefebure. “We don’t want a two-tier fee structure.’’

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hree new trash and recycling trucks should arrive by May’s end after Cowichan’s regional directors OKed a bylaw Wednesday to borrow up to $1.775 million for the special rigs, plus curbside totes. Jason Adair, regional solid-waste manager, said four bids are being mulled to buy those 17,500 totes, toward a June 1 start of the region’s publicly run tote-and-truck plan. The tote and truck plan will cost about $50,000 less than expected, so that sum won’t be borrowed from the Municipal Finance Authority, he noted. Mill Bay Director Mike Walker wanted “a pause” on the equipment buying Wednesday — and opposed the AAP borrowing process — but he did not vote against the borrowing bylaw passed by the Cowichan Valley Regional District board. Loan approval followed a controversial alternative approval process where about 1,200 residents’ names — half of the required number needed — were formally gained, opposing the public garbage and recycling plan. The loan will stretch across 15 years at 3.48%. The wheel-equipped totes will be assembled and distributed by the chosen ¿rm to homes in all regional areas outside municipal boundaries by mid-May, Adair added. Also, anticipating the bylaw’s passing, staff sifted ¿ve bids for the three new trucks costing almost $900,000. “We’ll send the purchase order today to buy three trucks through Cowichan PNR Western Star,” said Adair. “They’re built to order and take about ¿ve months to build. We hope to have them here for May 1. Two drivers will be hired from internal postings, and trained on these trucks in the meantime.” A role by private trash and recycling collectors, haulers

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Keep Stoney Hill rural, but let the road go through Legal questions: Alternative of renewed battle worse

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e are not in favour of a Maple Bay Peninsula dotted with homes in a style reminiscent of the bay’s western shore. We prefer the current combination of well-managed municipal forest, the new steeply forested jewel that is Sansum Point Park and the semi-exclusive remote residential properties that dot the northern tip. But for three reasons, we are in favour of the proposed Stoney Hill Road. The ¿rst is Sansum Point Park. At the moment, the park borders are accessible only to boaters, or people trekking on foot through the municipal forest reserve. PeoThis is someple should have more convenient access to thing most this $1.85-million CVRD acquisition. The second is the convoluted legal residents want process that got us to this point. The proposal on the table right now is the conclusion of a deal brokered through mediation to address longstanding access concerns by property owners. It is a real possibility that if this deal falls apart, North Cowichan taxpayers could be left dealing with a far more costly alternative — a court battle ending with the taxpayer paying not only legal fees, but a larger share of the road. Finally — and most importantly — is something that has tended to be forgotten in the rhetoric: the road is something the residents want. They voted 63 percent in favour of it and are willing to chip in 80 per cent of the $2.5 million cost out of their own pockets. We do not want to see the character of this part of the valley changed, and we understand easier access and the possibility of power are two potential catalysts for development. But the checks and balances for protecting the neighbourhood rest in the same they have always rested — municipal law, elected of¿cials who respect the wishes of their constituents and people willing to stand and ¿ght for the protection of their community. The road is not the issue. It should be approved.

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Seeing both sides of: forcing doctors to go rural The case against

The case for People in small communities get sick too. And the more remote they are, the more they are in need of medical services to call their own. Doctors are not wholly independent contractors able to pick and choose who they should treat and when and where they should treat them. They are publicly funded public servants. Send them where they are needed.

Lake Cowichan’s Brookside Medical Clinic is losing doctors, within no replacements pending.

No time like the present to collect karma points Paul Fletcher

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id you know that this is one of the best times of the year to collect Karma Points. Not that any other time of the year should be ignored when collecting, it is just that this time of the year tends to be much more rewarding for collectors. Not only is it rewarding in numbers of points collected, but also in the good feeling that seems to envelope one’s spirit after doing so. I am pleased to say I have been collecting Karma Points for many years now. The need to collect was born many years ago in a misspent and unparented youth where mistakes were easily made and penalty points accrued. The birth of my children thankfully put me on to the Karma Point track where I recognized that collecting Karma Points could dim or balance out the wrongs of my younger life. The best thing about Karma Point collecting is

that you do not need a computer to join, there are no membership fees or long forms to complete and you never have to agree to divulge personal information. That is, of course, with recognition that the Karma head person managing your points already has a complete record of all your doings and undoings. My favourite way of collecting Karma Points is by practicing simple acts of kindness. Whether it is a smile for a stranger, holding a door for someone, letting someone into line ahead of you or providing a missing quarter to a harried shopper in a supermarket lineup. This can be done any day and at any time, but again, recognizing the season and the stresses people are under this time of the year, makes this one of the best times of the year to rack up the points One tried-and-true Karma Point collection tool is volunteering on a regular basis with a community organization. This is a guaranteed foolproof way to enrich your Karma wallet. The opportunities are limit-

Lake Cowichan is not the end of a cart track. It’s a respectable town, within a half-hour of a larger centre. It should be able to attract doctors on its own merits, but even if it can’t, resources are just down the road. This is about convenience, not need. If residents can find an incentive to get young doctors to establish a practice there, more power to them. If not, alternatives are available.

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less and can usually dovetail into one’s life interests. If you love children you could volunteer at a daycare. If you have a passion for working with your hands you could dig the earth with the Cowichan Green Community or help to keep Providence Farm running. If you love the birds and critters you could invest volunteer time in the Somenos Marsh Wildlife Society or the Cowichan Valley Naturalists. Love to cook, join Community Kitchens; want to help the underprivileged, volunteer at the Warmland House; are you a passionate angler, then give a helping hand to stream restoration projects. Donating your vocation to volunteerism is another quick way to Karma Points. Many non-pro¿t organizations struggle with ¿nancial, legal and administrative shortfalls all year long and would welcome help from quali¿ed people seeking to pad their Karma account. Cashing in your Karma Points is about the

simplest things that one ever has to do. As you take your last gasp a little Buddha appears in your mind’s eye and points the way down the golden tunnel to your just rewards. From there I understand it gets a little fuzzy. Just a reminder that this has been a dif¿cult year for many fellow Cowichanians. The need always seems to be greater during the holidays when some of us swim in excess. Being a big believer in balance without wanting to take the pleasures out of the season, I would like to encourage everyone to reach out and share your bounty with others. Whether it is simple love, something provisional like food or something more material like money or gifts, please share. You will reap the Karma rewards. Paul Fletcher is former Duncan city councillor who writes monthly in the News Leader Pictorial.


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YOUR TURN

Should school districts sell surplus land to fund capital projects? “Definitely not. Instead of selling surplus land, give it to children to use for growing food or learning life skills.”

“No. Keep the land for gardens, environmental projects, camping trips or sustainable community projects. If the time comes when they need that land again, it’s there.”

Kevin Bell, Duncan

Darbi Aitchison, Maple Bay

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What is the point of carbon credits?

Too many warning signs to allow this soil dump to proceed

Dear editor As the Lowen report and Barroso/Lapcevic review show, further investigations of the proposed contaminated soil dump area is necessary before any ¿nal decisions can be made. It is apparent many assumptions are based on old and outdated information. Present and relevant data needs to be collected to ensure accuracy of current conditions. Shawnigan Lake is a growing community with residential, recreational and logging potential. The latter increases the potential for substantial surface runoff clogging the natural water courses, leaving Mother Nature to ¿nd new ones. The former increases the septic leachate into our ground water. With the global changes in climate being anything but predictable, all precautions need to be taken to ensure the protection of our water sources from natural, innate and imported contaminants. I hope all sources of information/recommendations will be thoroughly reviewed before undertaking a permanent contaminated soil dumping site in any active and vulnerably watershed. Heather Noakes Shawnigan Lake

Greening Victoria should not happen by browning Cowichan

Dear editor As Victoria so rightfully celebrates the awards garnered from turning ” Dockside Green” from an industrial wasteland to a green and sustainable community, we ask its residents to spare a thought for its neighbours to the north. As you drink water from the zealously protected Sooke watershed, consider the prospect

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From left to right: John Vessallo (VIHA), Susan Beaubier (Chemainus Health Care Auxiliary), Gail Kerrone (VIHA), George Morden (sign painter), Peggy Cavanaugh (Chemainus Health Care Auxiliary), Darren Titus (VIHA) unveil a new sign at the Chemainus Health Care Centre. Morden donated his talent and time to create and hand paint the sign, based on the conceptual work of Brennan Hinchsliff, a local student who developed the new logo for the auxiliary. the volunteer organization is 113 years old, among the four oldest auxiliaries operating in B.C. and boast 180 members. In 2012, it donated approximately $300,000 to various institutions offering health services and support to residents of Chemainus, Crofton and Thetis and Penelakut Islands. of 50 million tonnes of contaminated soil being deposited during 50 years into the watershed of Shawnigan Lake. When the last of the waste is removed from Rock Bay and the Department of National Defence sites, think about the salmonbearing streams and rivers in the Cowichan Valley. On any given weekday, convoys of double tandem trucks grind their way up and down the island corridor, hauling who-knows-what to whoknows-where. This is before the SIA proposal has apparently even been approved. Consider that our public agencies charged with protecting our environment are even entertaining this proposal. Think please, as you set a course for your city becoming a green and pleasant land, of where you are putting your garbage. g SSally Davies

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working here since 1976. I am appalled at the thought of a private company given an opportunity to make a pro¿t at the expense of our community. The life expectancy of the containment is not satisfactory. The area is adjacent to a creek that feeds our water supply. It is in the same aquifer that feeds our lake. It is the water that we all drink. I don’t believe anyone would truly believe this is a viable endeavor for our community. R.B. Cuthbert

of MNC. Given our recent passage of the OCP and the adoption of urban containment boundaries, this should give a reasonable level of comfort for those concerned about rural sprawl, which is a myth in North Cowichan. Rural sprawl is a CVRD issue almost exclusively. John Koury, Duncan,

Stoney Hill will not fall victim to rural sprawl

Dear editor Stoney Hill residents bought those properties ridiculously low based on the fact that they wouldn’t be getting power. I know, my family owned some. That is a beautiful piece of property that should remain that way. Some progress really isn’t needed. Jacob Teufel, Duncan

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Dear editor The Stoney Hill issue is the road. Not unlike everyone else in North Cowichan who enjoy a paved road to their home, the people living on Maple Bay peninsula deserve one too. Once it is built however, (on the passing of the AAP process) it will be the only unpaved road in North Cowichan. I’m happy for the residents there and I congratulate them on their perseverance and determination, commitment and investment to make it happen. There is mutual bene¿t for all. The issue of subdivision is the same for every part

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aron Bichard’s Nov 26 column stated “Issuing carbon credits is missing the real point.” While I empathize, I believe that depends on what goal we’re aiming for and how it can be realistically achieved. Cowichan Recyclists is aiming for beyond carbonneutral. Bichard’s bicycle-powered recycling ¿rm has proven this can be pro¿tably achieved, literally, under its own power. But the carbon market wasn’t designed for pro¿table green businesses, it’s to help everyone else. What if you operate a helicopter company that provides a lifeline to remote communities or transportation for medical emergencies? What if you want to visit family in Ontario? There are no carbonneutral transportation solutions currently available. What if a business offering services to help us become carbon-neutral couldn’t compete in a world awash in cheap fossil fuels without ¿nancial help starting out? Not everyone believes in climate change, or peak oil, or values other than the ¿nancial bottom line. The economic system supports those beliefs more than it currently supports sustainable alternatives. What if we could create a system that made “problems” pay for the very “solutions” necessary to eventually make the system unnecessary — a positive feedback loop with a built-in self-destruct mechanism? Would such solutions be worthless simply because they weren’t created by the people responsible for the problems? Some of the recycling services society values so much are not pro¿table and are only available because they’re subsidized by taxes or environmental handling fees. As the market becomes pro¿table, the private sector begins to offer services and our recycling options increase. With competition, prices decrease as does the need for the initial subsidies. If the point is to reach complete carbon-neutrality but the only way to achieve this is by changing operations, then that point is going to get missed by most businesses, governments and people in the developed world because there simply aren’t enough carbon-neutral options to make it possible — not without sacri¿ces that would take us back to the days before the Industrial Revolution. But what if we had a system that provided options to support that shift, increasing the viability of renewable alternatives by giving the low-carbon economy a helping hand? It would probably look like the emerging carbon offset market. I didn’t always believe offsetting was a solution and certainly some carbon-trading schemes have made me wary of projects undertaken in far-off places by businesses outside of my community. With transparency and local accountability I believe a carbon exchange system can work and make our communities and the planet better-off in the process. This is why Cowichan Energy Alternatives is working on Cowichan’s very own Community Carbon Marketplace. At this transitional point in history, not everyone can run a business that reduces carbon emissions. Enabling more people that do through a local carbon market may just be the best solution in an imperfect world that needs to change. Maybe that’s the real point of the carbon market. Brian Roberts is with the Cowichan Energy Alternatives Society.


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Decorated trees take centre stage in the Chemainus Festival of Trees. visitor votes by the night of Dec. 28 will receive a plaque in recognition. The festival will run from 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. daily with a variety of activities scheduled for visitors. Between 10:30 a.m. and 2:30 p.m., Simon Warne from the Crafty Cuppa ceramics studio will bring in a selection of “Christmas relevant” ceramics. Between 11 a.m. and 3 p.m., storytellers will entertain kids and adults alike with Christmas-themed stories. “If you like telling stories,” Perry said, “you can pick a time on the schedule and you can come and sit in the chair and tell your story.”

In the evenings, Perry said carollers are welcome to stroll around the gardens “singing their little hearts out” beginning at 6 p.m. Visitors are also welcome to bid, via a silent auction, on items donated by local businesses, Perry added. All proceeds from the Festival of Trees will be donated to the Chemainus Harvest House Food Bank, Perry said. Chemainus Gardens is located at 3042 River Rd. in Chemainus. The festival will be closed between Dec. 24 and 26. For more information on the Festival of Trees, call 250-246-3569.

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ollow the star to ¿nd the baby Jesus resting in a manger. Or else, follow the roads to The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints or The Shawnigan Lake Alliance Church in Shawnigan Lake. Both congregations are holding their annual live Nativity pageants for the Cowichan Valley. The traditional Christmas story has become a big hit with the community. “Many people have grown up with this experience and it’s just becoming part of our Christmas. I can’t imagine not doing this. There’s a feeling of unity and fellowship,” said Shelli McCollough, the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints pageant director. “They come year after year and make it a signi¿cant part of their Christmas experience.” Her church has kept to the script, or rather, the scripture. “The telling of Christmas is simple and we want to remain true to the story. We don’t interfere with the story but we do try to improve our performance,” McCollough said. For both churches, these pageants are meant as a gift to the Cowichan Valley. It is also a way to reach out and serve the community. “I think it’s a great way to feel like we are getting outside of our walls. We’ve

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ANNUAL CHRISTMAS GIFT WRAPPING! Hosted by Daughters of the Nile & Eastern Star at Duncan Mall. Dec 13-24.

DEATHS

Earl Miles Guilbride

IN MEMORIAM GIFTS

November 1947 ~ November 29, 2012

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Earl passed away peacefully and will be deeply missed by his wife Jeanne and sons Rob (Kathy) and Brian. He also leaves sister Anna Lee, brother Kurt (Annie) and niece Rhonda and his beloved dog MufďŹ n. Earl started his career at Chemainus Towing and continued his life long love for the water as he became Captain of several boats and barges. A young engineer who worked with Earl described him as “a character larger than life and as timeless & iconic as his barge, tug boat ‘The Bash’ itselfâ€?. Thanks to everyone who arrived with owers and hugs. A Celebration of Life will be held at a later date. “Earl will be sadly missedâ€?. ACHURCH, Mavis (nee Pollard) 3 June, 1929 – 8 Dec., 2012 With heavy hearts we announce the passing of our mother, sister, grandmother, greatgrandmother, aunt and friend, Mavis Achurch. Mavis leaves her sons David (Marion), Peter (Daria); brother Allan Pollard, sister Nora Richards; grandsons Adrian (Amie), Darian (Joeleen), Remington, and Graeme, together with a much loved extended family. Mavis was born in Warmington, England and emigrated to Canada with her husband Dick and a young family in 1954. They put down roots on Vancouver Island, living ďŹ rst in the Cowichan Valley, with periods in Nanaimo and Victoria, before returning to Cowichan where they felt at home and happy to be a part of the fabric of the community. Mavis will be remembered as a beautiful, intelligent woman, with a strong will and work ethic, with a ďŹ nely tuned morality. Her convictions were strong, but her touch could be gentle and loving. She was always willing to lend a helping hand, and share in some fun when the work was done. The family would like to recognize the staff at Cairnsmore Place for their capable, compassionate attention. In lieu of owers, one may choose to make a donation to the Parkinson Society of Canada (www.parkinson.ca), the Alzheimer Society of Canada (www.alzheimer.ca), or the Canadian Cancer Society (www.cancer.ca). A Celebration of Life will be held at Sands Funeral Chapel, 187 Trunk Road, Duncan, BC on Saturday, December 15, 2012 at 1:00 pm. Online condolences may be offered at www.sandsduncan.ca SANDS of DUNCAN 250-746-5212

DEATHS

DEATHS MAULDING, James (Jim) Lyle Sep.27,1935 – Dec.06, 2012

With great sadness we announce the passing of Jim after a brief illness. Survived by his loving wife Annette, children, Linda (Trevor), Doreen (Andy), Troy and grandchildren, David, Rachelle, Brianna, Christie. Jim will be greatly missed by all. A private celebration of life will be held at a later date. WHITE, Carole – from Caycuse – Born July 2nd, 1937 at The Pas, Manitoba. Passed away at Duncan, BC, December 12, 2012 quickly yet peacefully, due to cancer with her family by her side. Carole and her husband Donald spent many years in Caycuse raising their family before eventually moving to Duncan. Carole is predeceased by her daughter Deana and will be missed and remembered by her loving husband of 56 years Donald, children; Gary (Tracey), Laurie (John) and Jamie, grandchildren; Brock, Chynna and David as well as Becky and many other family and friends. In memory of Carole, there will be a Memorial Tea held Thursday December 20 at First Memorial Funeral Services’, Heritage Hall, 375 Brae Road, Duncan from 2:00-4:00pm. FIRST MEMORIAL FUNERAL SERVICES

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A20 Cowichan News Leader Pictorial

Friday, December 14, 2012

DAYCARE CENTERS

COMMUNITY ANNOUNCEMENTS

DAYCARE CENTERS

Interested in opening a family child care business? The Cowichan Valley Child Care Resource & Referral, a program of the Clements Centre & funded by MCFD is now accepting registrations for the Family Child Care Training course that starts in February 2013. Find out more at http://clementscentre.org/children/child-care-rr/ Sundrops Centre for Child Development

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CHRISTMAS SHOPPING isn’t done yet? Maybe it hasn’t even started! Don’t worry! Come to the Last Minute Christmas Market 2 Sundays in December - 16th & 23rd 11-3pm, Clements Centre, 5856 Clements in Duncan. Fine Food * Beautiful Art * Skilled Craft * All Local & Hand-made* Free admission!

Craft & Swap Meet Cobble Hill Hall Sundays Dec 9 & 16 9am-2pm.

Last Craft & Swap until February 3550 Watson Ave. Toys or Food Donations to Food Bank accepted

Tables? 250-743-7018 The Full Damali Basket! Dec. 15 & 16, 10am-4pm Tastings of Wine, Lavender Preserves, Chocolate & Cheese! The grand finale for those who want to do all of their shopping at one time (and maybe left it until the last minute) This one’s for you. Ho Ho Ho!! 3500 Telegraph Rd Cobble Hill (250) 701-8903

DRAGONFLY DREAMING Natural Organic Care for Body & Spirit - 12th Annual Christmas Open House! Dragonfly’s latest body care treat- Faeries’ Chocolate Orange Body Lotion - edible! - is worth the trip itself! This year we’re introducing beautiful bijoux by Ms. Stones, so please join us for a relaxing Local Shop and visit! Cobble Hill Village, 3616 Garland Ave, Phone: 250-7438036. Saturday & Sunday 8 & 9 December, 11am - 4pm. Saturday & Sunday 15 & 16 December, 11am - 4pm.

SYLVAN UNITED Mill Bay Christmas Tea with Santa & Bake Sale Sat, Dec. 15th, 2-4 PM 985 Shawnigan Mill Bay Road. A few craft tables available $10 per table. For information call Lois 250-743-0569 ALL YOU NEED IN PRINT AND ONLINE www.bcclassified.com

HELP WANTED

HELP WANTED

NOTICE TO CREDITORS AND OTHERS Re: Estate of GRAHAM LESLIE ANDERSON, Deceased, formerly of Duncan, British Columbia. Creditors and others having claims against the Estate of GRAHAM LESLIE ANDERSON, Deceased are hereby notified under Section 38 of the Trustee Act that the particulars of their claim should be sent to the Executor, R. Brian McDaniel, c/o McDaniel & Company, Barristers and Solicitors, 201-64 Station Street, Duncan, BC, V9L 1M4 on or before the 21st day of January, 2013, after which date the Executor will distribute the Estate amongst the parties entitled to it, having regard to the claims of which the Executor then has notice.

FOUND: Insulated Camelbak water bottle (with blue/green pattern), in a black reflective holder, found Nov. 8 across from new Maple Bay Firehall. Item was dropped off at the News Leader Pictorial, Unit 2-5380 TCH (between Buckerfields & the Brick). To identify phone 250-746-4471. LOST: ALFRED Sung prescription glasses, tinted progressive lens, greenish-navy blue in colour, Alexander/Beverly Arms area. (250)748-8749 LOST: PURPLE fabric reusable bag containing files and papers. Tuesday, Dec. 4th in Cobble Hill Rona Parking lot. Call (250)743-7738. The News Leader Pictorial office is holding several sets of “found” keys”, since March 2003. Stop into the office and see if any belong to you. #2-5380 Trans Canada Hwy, Duncan, next to Buckerfields

ADMINISTRATIVE ASSISTANT position available at our company. At least one year administrative experience and basic computer skills mandatory. Email resumes to starkmaradm@gmail.com

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HELP WANTED

HELP WANTED TUITION-FREE TRAINING AT COWICHAN CAMPUS Employment Skills Access Program

Are you unemployed? x Introduction to Culinary Arts - Starts Feb. 4 x Building Service Worker - Starts Feb. 12 Eligibility: x Unemployed: Cannot be attached to EI in the past three years or past five years for a Maternity/Parental claim. For more details check our website: http://www.viu.ca/ce/courses/esa.asp

NEED PERSON to clear snow off driveway when required, located in The Properties. Please call Jim (250)737-1176 or leave message. Required for an Alberta Trucking Company. One Class 1 Driver. Must have a minimum of 5 years experience pulling low boys and driving off road. Candidate must be able to pass a drug test and be willing to relocate to Edson, Alberta. Scheduled Days Off. Call Lloyd 780-723-5051

PERSONAL SERVICES

FEED & HAY

FINANCIAL SERVICES

HORSE PASTURE, 35 acres in Maple Bay. Use of barn, hay and grain storage also included. $125/mo per horse. Avail. immed. 1-780-381-4217.

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HELP WANTED

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Seats are limited – Act NOW Interested parties should contact: Krista Convey, ESA Client Manager Telephone: 250 740-6163 Email: krista.convey@viu.ca

TRADES, TECHNICAL

FOODSAFE AT Island Savings Centre, Nov. 17th & Dec. 15th courses 8:30-4:30 $65. 250746-4154 www.saferfood.ca

FOOD counter Attendant Wanted. FT position avail. Starting wage $10.50 hr. Apply in person at Smitty’s Restaurant, 5325 TCH, Duncan or email to smittys@super8duncan.com

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

Study online or on campus

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EDUCATION/TRADE SCHOOLS

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.

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

CAREER OPPORTUNITIES

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

TRADES, TECHNICAL

HELP WANTED

HAIRSTYLISTS

OFFICE SUPPORT CLERK

LOST AND FOUND FOUND in Duncan approx the first week in December, a disposable camera. The photo’s have been developed. Pictures look to be from an oil or gas line site (?) in possibly Alberta. Also a photos of a grey house, people and one of a black & white Border Collie. They can be claimed at the News Leader Pictorial office, next to Buckerfields, #2-5380 Trans Canada Hwy, Duncan call 250-746-4471 to identify.

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Friday, December 14, 2012

Cowichan News Leader Pictorial A21

MERCHANDISE FOR SALE

MERCHANDISE FOR SALE

REAL ESTATE

RENTALS

RENTALS

RENTALS

RENTALS

ANTIQUES/VINTAGE

MISCELLANEOUS FOR SALE

HOUSES FOR SALE

APARTMENT/CONDO

APARTMENT/CONDO

DUPLEXES/4PLEXES

HOMES FOR RENT

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, 2400 sq.ft. home in desirable area, 2 full baths, 1 ensuite, 3 bdrms up. $1500/mo negotiable. Jan 1st. (250)732-4413 DUNCAN, NEAR Hospital, mobile home for rent in quiet adult park. Pets ok, call for details. (250) 246-8318. DUNCAN- RENT or rent to own, 3/4 bdrm mobile. F/S, W/D, big lot. Avail immed. (250)510-9442,(250)748-2719.

FAGIN’S ANTIQUES is located near the Duncan Wendy’s, 5835 York Road. Open 7 days a week 10am-5pm. Tel: 250-701-1058 Come to Fagin’s for unusual & affordable Christmas present ideas such as Jewelry from Thailand and Mexico, Mardi Gras Masks from the USA, Certified Life masks of Actors & Actresses from Angelina Jolie, Jack Nicholson to Arnold Schwarzenegger, African Tribal Masks, Russian, Canadian, German & Japanese Military items, Original Oil & Watercolour paintings, books, Persian Carpets, furniture etc. Fagin’s is like a free Museum, come & browse our items from over 30 Countries.

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

FOOD PRODUCTS

Large 2 BDRM corner unit & 1 BDRM 3rd floor. 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.

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

HOMES WANTED

Under New Management

WE BUY HOUSES

SNOW TIRES, P215/60R15, steel belted radials, used one season only (Dec & Jan). As new. (250)748-4658

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!

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REAL ESTATE

MOBILE HOMES & PARKS

FOR SALE BY OWNER

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

FRESH FREE-RANGE Christmas Turkeys, ready Dec. 14, $3.50/lb. 250-746-7124.

To view call 250-748-3321

FRIENDLY FRANK DESKTOP OLDER model video magnifier, read books, etc. $200. 250-748-5713.

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

EVERGREEN PLACE mobile home, $49,900, 800sf, complete reno in & out, small pet ok. (250)710-8985 or email

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

SPRINGRIDGE MANOR Has a new look! Renovated, fresh paint & TLC throughout. Clean quiet building close to Beverly Corners & University. Includes heat & hot water. No pets. 1 bdrm suite, $590.

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HOUSES FOR SALE

APARTMENTS FURNISHED 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.

GARAGE SALES DUNCAN: 3854 Gibbins Rd, Sat. Dec 15, 9-2pm. Lots of old treasures left at the old farm we moved to. Downsizing our stuff to fit!

RENTALS APARTMENT/CONDO

DUNCAN- MOVING Down Under! 5268 Miller Rd, Sat Dec, 15 9am-1pm. Something for everyone!

1 (250)748-90901 (250)748-9090

CENTRAL DUNCAN- newly reno’d. 2-bdrm, 5 appls. NS/NP. Quiet, yard. Avail now. $875.+ utils. (250)619-4225. CENTRAL LOCATION, Bachelor, 1 & 2 bdrms, balcony, F/S, hot water, parking, pet considered, $525$850/mo. Call 250-748-7764.

JEWELS, FURS

CHEMAINUS: 55+ Senior building, 1 bdrm. No pets, No smoking. $556/mo. Avail now. 250-246-4221

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

Chemainus: Ashley Court. Ground flr unit, 2 bdrm, 5 appliances. Small pet ok, avail. now. $775/mo 250-924-6966. CHEMAINUS CONDO, 3000A Oak St., Creekside. 2 bdrm, 2 bath, 5 appl’s, gas F/P, storage. Adult bldg. NS/NP. Avail. Jan.1st. $775. (250)246-3755.

MISCELLANEOUS FOR SALE 53’ CARGO VAN- $4800. 20’ Coleman Travel Trailer, never used. Propane furnace, $800. Call (250)735-3258.

Chemainus: Lockwood Villa, well kept bldg, (2) 1 bdrm $625, incl. heat & hot water, avail. now, sm pets welcome. Call Karen 250-709-2765.

HERITAGE PAWN BARGAINS! 25% OFF Christmas Sale! Bryson 3B amplifier, NAD 1600 preamp-tuner, Bass bin 2 x 15” JBL speakers, Klipsch surround speakers and sub, 23” computer monitors, Pearl 22” kick drum. Many more deals in store! 430 Whistler. 250-746-9810. heritagepawnbrokers.com

2 BEDROOM, 1 bath Condo in Dingwall Street, Duncan. Rent $750 per month. Phone 250743-6266. $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).

HOT TUB (SPA) COVERS. Best price. Best quality. All shapes & colours available. 1-866-652-6837 www.thecoverguy.com/newspaper? SHIMPO POTTERS wheel, bats included, $600. Olympic klin model# 2327h, 23”wx27”d, new wiring, needs some new bricks, also included klin sitter dial, thermometer 1 full shelf, 8 1/2 shelves, posts and stilts, $700. Ohaus chipper beam scale, 2610 grams, $35. Open to reasonable offers. 1(250)2478152. (Gabriola Island).

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CROFTON: BRIGHT, 1 bdrm, ground level, quiet bldg, W/D in suite, $650 + utils. Available now. 250-416-0053 CROFTON- 2 bdrm apt, 5 appls, 2nd floor 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 1BDRM, $650 per month. Non-smoker. 3 References & damage deposit required. Back apartment above Island Mediquip next to 49th grocery store. (250)748-0190 DUNCAN in town, avail now, quiet 2 bdrm apt. 5 appl, $850-$900. 250-246-6626 or 250-746-4016

Lantzville Estate Sale: far below assessed value. 4bdrm, lvl entry, walkout bsmnt, panoramic view, high waterfront beach access, new roof, suite or B & B income potential, ample parking on 3/4 acre. Mins from Woodgrove. Pics on usednanaimo.com $524,900. Call 250-585-2620.

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

Ladysmith: 1 & 2 bdrm suites from $700/mo incl. heat & hot water, ocean views, small pets ok. Ask about our incentives. 250-668-9086.

CENTRAL DUNCAN- Lovely 1 & 2 bdrm suites in seniors oriented building, heat included. NS/NP. Please call Art, 250-746-7241.

LADYSMITH DOWNTOWN900sq ft, 1 bdrm suite, new W/D, range & D/W. Newly reno’d. Street level entry. $850. To view: (250)245-2283.

CHEMAINUS: FURN, sep ent, patios, all util incl. Pets OK. Some with WD. - Bach, $650/m w 1 yr lease or $750/m Avail now -2 bdrm, $850/m w 1 yr lease or $950/m Avail Dec 1 -1 bdrm, $750/m w 1 yr lease or $850/m Avail Dec 15 250-3242424 DUNCAN (8 km north) Furnished studio apartment, on 8 acres. Laundry, satellite, heat, hydro. $575. (250)748-1310.

COMMERCIAL/INDUSTRIAL 1700 SQ’ warehouse w/ retail and office space for Lease on Polkey Rd. Unit has overhead doors and ample parking. Please call 250-748-9622 to view. 80A TRUNK ROAD, DUNCAN Avail Immed. $12 sq/ft/mth Approx. 553 sq/ft of retail/ office space, w/ a private bathroom. Great location! Rowan Property Management Ltd. (250) 748-9090 AVAILABLE NOW 1000 sq’ 7000 sq’ store front with excellent exposure, overhead doors, ample parking. 250748-9622 SHOP WAREHOUSE for lease, Boys Rd., Duncan, 1500sq ft w/office, $7.25sq ft triple net. Call (250)245-9811 or 250-474-3585.

DUPLEXES/4PLEXES CHEMAINUS DUPLEX, 2 bdrm, 2 bath w/ the second being an ensuite off the master. Ocean view, lights of grouse Mtn at night, 6 appls, shared laundry. Heat & hydro. incl’d. $990 mo. N/S, N/P, ref’s req. Avail Jan. 1st. Call 604846-5519 or 1-604-798-3412, leave message or email: sandrahall11@gmail.com 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 Duplex - upper level 3 bdrm 1.5 bath F/S/D, shared laundry, close to schools and bus routes, $1100 (incl utilities) avail immediately 250-710-0359 or 250-7010404 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, SPACIOUS 3 bdrm upper, bright, newer appls, W/D, double garage, huge deck, near bus stop, N/S, pets neg. $1200 mo incls utils, avail Jan. 1st. Call 604-614-7423. DUNCAN: SXS duplex, 3 bdrm, 2.5 bath, W/D, F/S, D/W. Small pets welcome. Close to schools. Avail. immed. $1200. (250)818-1913 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

Rowan Property Management Ltd. Has a large selection of homes & apartments for rent in the Cowichan Valley. Visit us at www.rowanproperty.ca or call (250)748-9090

Rowan Property Management Ltd. Has a large selection of homes & apartments for rent in the Cowichan Valley. Visit us at www.rowanproperty.ca or call (250)748-9090 SHAWNIGAN. 3-bdrm, 2 bath Large lot, hardwood/ tile floors Near lake & Village. $1250.+ utils. Avail now (250)886-1953

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CROFTON, reno’d 3 bdrm, 2 bath, ocean view, 2 blocks to ferry, private covered back deck overlooking large fenced yard with fruit trees & flowers, N/S, small pet considered. Ref’s. Jan 15th or Feb 1st. $1,400/mo. (250)701-3186

201-5855 YORK ROAD DUNCAN Available immediately $7/sq.ft. triple net Approx. 664 square feet of 2nd floor office space, with client parking at door. Rowan Property Management Ltd. 250-748-9090 500sq’ office/retail space for Lease with highway exposure and ample parking. Please call 250-748-9622 to view. DOWNTOWN DUNCAN 2500 sq.ft. 6 separate offices, reception, conference area & kitchen, 2nd floor, AC,. $1175/mo. 604-820-8929. DUNCAN: OFFICE space for lease, highway exposure, A/C, ample parking. (250)746-5657 or 250-748-8671 DUNCAN, office/retail, downtown 950 sq.ft. ground floor, completely reno’d, or consulting. Reception area, 3 offices. Avail now. 604-820-8929

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HOMES FOR RENT CHEMAINUS. 4-BDRM, 2913 Rose St., 2 bath, full bsmnt, new lam floors. $1300. + utils. Avail now. (250)210-1648. CHERRY PT- Clean, quiet 2 bdrm, storage room, waterfront mobile home. NS/NP. $950 inclds utils 250-743-2370 COWICHAN STATION, 1 bdrm mobile on acreage, W/D incl’d, N/S, small pet ok, avail immed, $650. (250)715-0177. COWICHAN STATION, almost new 2 bdrm Carriage house, 5 appl’s, N/Pets, N/S. $975 + util. (250)746-8376

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¾ 102-2515 Alexander St, Duncan $600 1 BR suite, 2 apps, coin ldry, ht water incl. ¾ 1405 Haida Rd, Duncan $625 1 BR lower suite, 2 apps, heat & hydro incl. ¾ 8-2516 Alexander St, Duncan $650 1 BR suite close to town w/ 4 apps ¾ 5803 Banks Rd, Duncan $775 2 BR 1.5 bth + den townhouse w/ 2 apps ¾ 608 Charlotte St, Duncan $850 2 BR character home w/ 4 apps, hdw floors ¾ 7621 Trans Canada Hwy, Duncan $895 2 BR 2 bth upper suite w/ 4 apps, RV prkg ¾ 163 Third Street, Duncan $950 3 BR + den upper level home w/ 5 apps ¾ 3162 Golab Pl, Duncan $990 2 BR duplex w/ 5 apps, gas fp, fenced yard ¾ 102-241 McKinstry Rd, Duncan $995 3 BR 2 bth condo, very quiet building, 19+ ¾ 625 Walkem Rd, Ladysmith $995 3 BR uppr level home, 3 apps+shared w/d ¾ 5996 Lakes Rd, Duncan $1095 2 BR 2 bth rancher w/ den, 4 apps, garage ¾ 2195 Tzouhalem Rd, Duncan $1100 3 BR 1.5 bth rancher, 5 apps, gas fp, shed ¾ 7092 Norcross Rd, Duncan $1395 3 BR 3 bth home w/ 6 apps, den, office ¾ 2447 Renfrew Rd, Shawnigan Lk $1400 3 BR 1.5 bth log home, 1.5 acres, 5 apps ¾ 2711 Shawnigan Lk Rd, Shaw. Lk $1495 3 BR 3 bth home on .5 acre w/ 5 apps, fp For updated info please visit our website at:

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SUITES, LOWER BRIGHT, CLEAN 1-BDRM suite, ground level. Sep. entrance, shared W/D. NS/NP. Hydro & wi-ďŹ incld. $675. Avail Jan. 1st. (250)746-6893. CHEMAINUS 1 bdrm ground level garden suite, priv ent, shared laundry, heat & hydro incl’d, NS, NP. Avail Dec. 15, $675 mo. Call 1-604-846-5519 or 1-604-798-3412, leave message or email: sandrahall11@gmail.com COWICHAN BAY 1 Bdrm suite, bright, mountain & ocean view, ns/np, Util./Internet incl. $750. 250-748-2810.

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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- 3 bdrms on Sherman Rd. Inclds appls, big back yard, $1000. NP/NS. Avail Jan. 1. Call (250)510-5526.

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

LAKE COWICHAN: 2 bdrm bsmt suite, spacious, clean, renovated, near town/bus, W/D, quiet tenants only. $750 iclds utils. Small pet cons, N/S. Avail now. (250)642-3707. LOVELY BRIGHT 1 bdrm suite in quiet area near Duncan. N/S. $700 incl util. 250748-0881

A well established Cowichan non-retail business requires the following for a long term and renewable lease: *ground oor 2,200+ sq foot ofďŹ ce with nearby or adjoining 1,200+ sq foot warehouse *min 15 parking spaces; or min 8 on site & min 7 nearby *central to Duncan location (within 5 KM to downtown) Our operation will not suit any residential occupancy nearby as we ship & receive at all hours. Your location must allow access for a 5 ton single axle truck. Required for April 2013. Please contact: leaseapril2013@gmail.com

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COBBLE HILL (Kingburne Rd.) Self contained bright & sunny bachelor suite on acreage, F/S, tiled bath, utilities included. $550. 250929-8228

LK COW: 3 bdrm townhouse (#5-215 Madill), 1.5 bath, 5 appls, single carport, newly painted. $750+ hydro. N/S, sm pet ok. Call 250-477-4524.

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2003 Rexair CLASS A, 29 ft motor home. Bright, cheery and in excellent condition. Low mileage. Must be seen to be appreciated. Garage kept. $44,900. N/P, N/S. Phone (250) 746-7808

1989 NISSAN Pick-Up $3,300. 4-cyl, standard, great on gas, great cond. Full spare and cab, 177,000km. Maintenance records. (250)390-9000 1991 Chev Silverado 2500, 4x4, 140 km. Drives ok. $1050 OBO. (250)748-0814 1991 PLYMOUTH Voyager, runs well, $800. ďŹ rm. Please call (250)710-6568 or (250)743-6543.

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Charging into the lane is Duncan Christian School Chargers’ Nick Kapteyn during the opening game of the Welcome Back basketball tournament at Cowichan Secondary Wednesday night against Ladysmith. Kevin Schoenewolf, left, and Robert Enevoldsen provide the defence for Ladysmith. The Chargers won 78-52 to advance against Cowichan Thursday. The tournament concludes Saturday.

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Navy sails past Royal

Indoor hockey: Krystyna Neal’s three goals help do the trick Don Bodger

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Youth and experience comes together every week during Cowichan Indoor Hockey League games at the Island Savings Centre. Youth is represented by Krystyna Neal, left, who feathers the ball out to her teammates Sunday for a last-second goal. On the experienced side, above, they don’t come any better than Brenda Lockhart to make the smart plays that keep the young talent on its toes.

n the Navy ranks, there’s a group of players who know how to bounce back from a defeat. The Navy squad lost its opening game on the Cowichan Indoor Hockey League schedule at the Island Savings Centre Sunday, 5-3 to the Red team, but then bounced back to score a big 8-2 victory over the Royal squad. Kim Smith and Sophia Murray set the pace for the Red team with a pair of goals each. Brittany Smith added the other marker. The Navy team got single goals from Jenna Ellison, Ashlee Noyes and Buddy

Monks. The way the Navy regrouped for the next match against the Royal team was impressive. The Navy was still scoring right to the Âżnal whistle with its eighth marker off a short corner. Krystyna Neal lead the way with a hat trick. Ellison (2), Noyes, Monks and Chelsey Cleemoff added singles. Stefanie Langkammer and Sara Goodman replied for the Royals. The day concluded with a 3-3 tie between the Green and Yellow teams. Shylayne Davidson (2) and Brooke Sonne tallied for the Green team. Madelyn Smith, Tai Williams and Michelle Pewarchuk had goals for Yellow.

Total domination by Murchie, Reed Athlete’s feats: High School Bowling Program results, Starbowl selections made News Leader Pictorial

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pirited competition from here, there and everywhere: • Tyler Murchie and Tasha Reed continue to dominate the Cowichan Valley High School Bowling Program. Murchie had the boys’ high single of 182 in Week 4 and the high series of 503. Reed topped the girls with a 172 single and a 430 series and was the A&W Bowler of the Week at 55 pins over average. In Week 5, Murchie’s 177 single and 493 series led the

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boys. Reed produced the girls’ high single of 162 and high series of 437. Jenn Doman won A&W Bowler of the Week honours at +53 pins. • Cowichan Midget Bulldogs enjoyed a highly-successful season in the Vancouver Mainland Football League and that’s reÀected in individual Star Bowl selections. Making the grade were: Adam Marchetti and Liam Palcu-Johnston as interior defensive linemen; Dusean LeBlanc at outside defensive lineman; Brock Gowanlock at linebacker; Cory Lewis at safety; Niko Ceska at corner; Mackey Singh and Eric Maslen on the offensive line; Darren Aitchison at slotback and Blake TorokBoth at tailback. Brendan Gowanlock made it as a spare.

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Novice dance an uplifting experience for Kinrade and partner

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Frances Kelsey Grade 12 student Liam Kinrade, 17, and partner Andie Gingrich have been enjoying a productive skating season. The pair came third in novice dance during the B.C. and Yukon Summer Skate in Burnaby during

August with a total score of 67.41 points. In September, they competed in the Sask Skate open competition in Regina, compiling 76.21 points for first in novice dance. At the B.C. sectionals at Parksville in November, they were third

in novice dance and qualified for the 2013 Skate Canada challenge competition. The challenge was held in Regina Dec. 4 to 9. Kinrade and Gingrich placed seventh out of 26 novice dance teams with a total score of 76.93 points.

Big games start early for basketball squads Independent Schools: Brentwood and Shawnigan battle tough opponents immediately Don Bodger

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It’s been quite a year for Äeld hockey in the valley and it hasn’t gone unnoticed by Field Hockey B.C. with the presentation of major awards for volunteering to Heather Goodman and Brenda Lockhart, above, while Chelsey Cleemoff claimed the honours as U15 female player of the year.

Cowichan prominent in awards Field Hockey B.C.: Player and two volunteers cited for their exceptional contributions Don Bodger

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Cowichan Valley player and two ardent volunteers are among the recipients of Field Hockey B.C. awards. Chelsey Cleemoff received recognition as the junior female player of the year for U15 while Brenda Lockhart and Heather Goodman were honoured for their volunteering efforts. Cleemoff was selected to the top U15 B.C. team that competed in the Under 16 national championships and brought back the gold medal. She was co-captain of the team. Her complete range of speed, strength, tackling and distribution skills were evident on defence and she also made an important presence on the attack. Cleemoff exhibited the key traits required from an ath-

lete at this stage and was truly deserving of the recognition, according to Field Hockey B.C. selectors. In the regional program support category, Goodman emerged as the winner. She devoted many long hours as team manager for the Learn-to-Train and Train-to-Train regional programs as well as providing invaluable assistance to both program coaches and Field Hockey B.C. staff to coordinate and communicate program updates for families. Goodman’s desire to make the ¿eld hockey experience more enjoyable for everyone was a major factor in her selection. Lockhart received the award for voluntary contribution to ¿eld hockey. She’s been a true ambassador for the Cowichan Field Hockey Association as a past president, captain of indoor and outdoor teams, coach within the junior programs and also sits on numerous committees.

rentwood College and Shawnigan Lake School senior boys’ basketball teams jumped back into action in a big way during the Independent Schools Association tournament at Brentwood. The hosts wound up making the ¿nal, but lost by a bucket, 51-49, to St. Michael’s University School. “We’ve got some guys that are used to being in big games,’’ said Brentwood coach Blake Gage. “I didn’t really know what to expect from our team this year. I think we were further along than I hoped at this point.’’ Brentwood won its opening game against West Point Grey 65-53 and then disposed of Southridge 77-50. “It was pretty comfortable,’’ Gage said of the latter victory. Brentwood went into a battle of the giants with SMU and led most of the game. “They battled back and took the lead with just under a minute to go,’’ said Gage. That set up a frantic ¿nish, but SMU held on. Shawnigan lost 64-59 to Southridge and 50-38 to West Point Grey before beating St. John’s 78-50 in the ISAs. “The team is forming well and on schedule in the plan,’’ noted Shawnigan coach Vito Pasquale. “The ISA was interesting as we blew a lead versus Southridge, more of a failure to make layups and being the ¿rst game

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Please help us create the vision for a successful and sustainable Duncan. The City of Duncan, in cooperation with community partners, has undertaken Duncan’s Integrated Community Sustainability Planning (ICSP) process that will lead our community to a socially, economically, and environmentally sustainable future.

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ormer Cowichan Valley Capital Aaron Spotts is enjoying his tenure as coach of the Cowichan Valley Midget Capitals’ hockey squad. “It’s a really good experience,’’ said Spotts, who previously assisted with the Kerry Park Islanders in the Vancouver Island Junior Hockey League before taking over as the midgets’ bench boss. The team started off slowly this season, but seems to be improving with each outing. “Almost all year, we’ve been in every game,’’ Spotts said. “Right now, we’re starting to learn with our young team.’’ Spotts has a mix of players at his disposal with slightly different objectives at the end of it. “It’s a lot different than the levels I’ve played at,’’ he said. “There’s some kids want to move on to the next level and some are going to be done after the year.’’ In either case, the players are working hard to form a bond. There’s some third-year midget experience in captain Travis Lee and assistant captains Landen Bodger and Graham Winship as well as a bunch of talented ¿rstyear midgets. The team had its second straight busy weekend of three games in three days. It started with a 4-3 loss at Nanaimo on a goal with just

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Joe Brennan, owner of Joe’s Tire Shop, announced the business had installed a new machine with a full circle tire-retreading mould to replace a contraption that retreated one-third of the tire at a time.

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Cowichan Valley forest camps would be shut down for a period of 10 days for the observance of the Christmas season; Hillcrest and Mayo mills would also take a holiday break, it was announced.

Miss C. A. Bonner’s store at Koksilah was saved by Duncan Volunteer Fire Department when an oil shed adjoining the building caught fire. The roof of the shed and some store supplies inside were lost.

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Christmas always for Cowichan kids Dateline 1934: Children performing on local stage Ann Andersen

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Bending Cowichan to his WiL Find out what was inside The Box in the Woods Sunday in Duncan. Qualicum Beach-based singer songwriter WiL is best known in Cowichan for the ferocious way he attacks his acoustic guitar — described by one fan as a saw blade cutting through fine silk. But there are more layers to this musical

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onion. And this fall he emerged from his home studio — The Box in the Woods — with a limited release album aimed at exposing those layers, entitled Hold Me On. “I really have two careers: one as a singersongwriter and touring musician and the other is that I create music for TV and film,” WiL says

Frances Kelsey’s Chrysalids delivers a timeless message in a futuristic setting

Get your Gifts of holiday spirit up in Chemainus

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Review: Theatre’s holiday production guaranteed to charm the Grinch Nick Bekolay

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he Chemainus Theatre Festival’s production of The Gifts of the Magi is guaranteed to entertain, even if you’re a grinch of sorts. Based on a familiar love story written by O. Henry, Mark St. Germain’s musical explores the true meaning of a one-time religious holiday struggling with a crisis of identity. Kaylee Harwood and Jesse Martyn delivered convincing performances as Della and Jim Young, childhood sweethearts struggling to make ends meet after relocating to the Big Apple from small-town America. Their arguments come off as slightly wooden and contrived at times, but Harwood and Martyn leave you with the impression their characters are very much in love. Colin Sheen shined as Willy, the newsboy narrator with a knack for freezing time as he steps into and out of the storyline, and Sarah Carlé, “City Her,” and Robert Clarke, “City Him,” added a touch of Àare to every character they portrayed. Vancouver native Jeff Hyslop stole the show as Soapy, an eloquent yet marginalized misanthrope who repeatedly attempts and fails to have himself locked up as a means of avoiding New York’s bitterly cold winter. In his threadbare suit — courtesy of costume designer Norma Bowen’s attention to detail one assumes — a bearded and scruffy Hyslop portrays the idiosyncratic bum brilliantly, topping up Soapy’s repertoire of quirky mannerisms by routinely hitching his thumbs in his vest and scratching at his weeks-old beard. Soapy’s antics provide a welcome come-

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Kaylee Harwood and Jesse Martyn star as lovestruck Della and Jim Young, while Jeff Hyslop provided a comic touch as Soapy in Chemainus Theatre Festival’s Gifts of the Magi. dic touch to the play, and his views on life serve up a modicum of social commentary as he counsels Jim to abandon his “prejudicial misapprehensions” and run away with him to warmer climes. Aside from a few lines of song that drifted slightly off key, The Gifts of the Magi was a stellar production. Musical director and pianist Brad L’écuyer, percussionist Alicia Murray and cellist Jordie Robertson delivered an excellent musical backdrop for the play. Their accompaniment was so Àawlessly performed, an inexperienced theatregoer might have easily mistaken it for a recording. Credit goes to scenery designer Kevin McAllister, too. McAllister crafted a set that’s an authentic slice of 1920s-era New

York using little more than an image of the Flatiron Building and a stage designed as a manhole cover stamped with the label J.B. and J.M. Cornell, one of the Big Apple’s largest employers at the turn of the 20th century. Equal credit is due to the remainder of the production staff for its contributions to a performance worth recommending to friends and family alike. The Gifts of the Magi runs until Jan. 5, including a New Year’s Eve show. Performances begin at 7:30 p.m. on Sundays, Wednesdays and Thursdays and at 8 p.m. on Fridays and Saturdays. Matinees are scheduled for 2 p.m. on Sundays, Wednesdays, Thursdays and Saturdays. Tickets can be purchased online or by phone at 1-800-565-7738.

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volving past bigotry and violence was Frances Kelsey’s dramatic gift of hope wrapped in The Chrysalids. Teacher Anna Roberts’ stripped version of John Wyndham’s sci-¿ novel saw her actors creatively project messages of acceptance, love Delphine Menu and peace twinned by those of Chrysalids centred on Patrick Dixon’s Christmas’ wishes. turn as turbulent David. Given time and budgetary constraints, Kelsey’s Chrysaity reaching an understandlids was a shining Noel star ing, organic world of free during Thursday’s opener. expression, beyond hate and Central to this penetrating misguided religious principles. play — devoid of sets — ocThe tattered map to that curring in a post-apocalyptic more idyllic world was handed world is Patrick Dixon’s to David by his wise, worldly turn as turbulent David, who uncle Axel (Ashton Arden), realized his abusive, preacher- Chrysalids’ catalyst. These father, Joseph (Austin Frykas), are the type of people we need is sadly misdirected in his to ¿nd and listen to more, disgust for fringe-dwelling Kelsey’s timely play tells us. folks who’ve also survived an Indeed, Axel personi¿es the unexplained holocaust. brave stand of those seeking While some outcasts — such ways out of humanity’s swamp as David’s friend Sophie of repeated, tired cycles of kill(Priyanca Tatachari) — have ing and destroying, to appease sprouted abnormalities such as ego and power. extra toes, or some telepathic Actors made good use powers gained by David’s of simple props, lighting, sister, Petra (Richelle Walsh), choreography and emotion they’ve transcended greed to transmit the insanity of and discrimination to form a persecuting refugees, Jewish loving, sharing society in the folks, immigrants, and even forest. hippies, who are rejected by That’s where David, and those whose ignorance is tied some other like-minded towns- up in fear. folk from oppressive Waknuk Despite some low vocal village, escape to dodge a volume, Chrysalids effectively twisted religious world led told us to dream, answer quesby Joseph and gestapo-like tions, and question answers enforcers. from those in authority. Kelsey’s actors clearly got Science-¿ction play rating: Wyndham’s notions of human- 8 bigots out of 10.

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Your Cowichan Valley events calendar Sunday For the Joy of Singing: A connecting, uplifting, and familyfriendly concert of songs at Art House, 1756 Wilmot Ave in Shawnigan village, 3:30 to 4:30 p.m. Admission by donation.

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Members of the Chemainus Crofton Fraternal Order of Eagles and their Ladies Auxiliary prepare the Thetis Island ferry for the arrival of passengers for the Carol Ship Cruise. Ferne Brown, Craig Slee, Merv Brown, Rod Peters, Reg Taylor and Wendy Slee were among the crew who organized the sold-out annual event that this year raised $1,600 (plus food) for the Harvest House Food Bank.

Saturday Mostly Mozart Christmas Concert: with the Cowichan Camerata string orchestra. Duncan United Church, 246 Ingram St., $20 family; $10 adults; $5 children.

Ice Skating Show: A Cowichan Country Christmas at Kerry Park Recreation Centre, 1035 Shawnigan Lake-Mill Bay Rd., 4 to 5:30 p.m.

Christmas Fair at Glenora Farm: Gifts handmade by local crafters at 4766 Waters Road, Duncan from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. For information, www.glenorafarm.org or call 250-715-1559. Guitar Showcase Christmas Concert: Conor Searl’s guitar students play their annual Christmas concert! Two shows, held at 2 and 3 p.m. Duncan Garage Showroom, 330 Duncan St Wil / Ryan McMahon: Two singer/songwriters, 8 p.m., Duncan Garage Showroom, 330 Duncan St, $20 advance $22 door

Community Pot Luck: Cowichan Neighbourhood House in Chemainus at 6:30 p.m. 250-246-3203.

Monday Documentary Night at the Cowichan Library: Screening

“Wal-Town,” an examination of the impacts Wal-Mart has on Canadian communities at 6 p.m. Reel Alternatives: Screening “We Have A Pope” at the Cowichan Theatre, 7 p.m. Adults $12, students $5, proceeds to Cowichan Valley Hospice.

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Comedy for couples — laughter for a good cause

and that’s the idea of the night because our youth group is going to Bolivia,” Bazinet said. “We are fortunate to have them come.” Bazinet hopes this event will make the holiday season a little less stressful for couples. “It is just to take time out to laugh and be together. It will be a great night out with dessert and laughter,” she said.

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f you’re feeling stressed this season, then the New Life Community Baptist Church has an event sure to pep up your holiday step. Not to mention it might give you a few helpful hints about how to rein in your dear partner. New Life is hosting a couple’s comedy night with comedian Steve Geyer. “He’s going to talk about relationships, couples and add some comedy to it. And offer couples ways to make their relationship better,” Tracy Bazinet, one of the key organizers, said. “It’s always important to work on your marriage and to always take time out as couples to rejuvenate so you’re better parents.” To spread cheer and good will,

Your ticket What: Couples Comedy Night with Steve Geyer When: 7 p.m., Dec. 15 Where: New Life Community Baptist Church, 1839 Tzouhalem Road, Duncan Tickets: $10 at the door. Proceeds go to the New Life Community Baptist Church Youth Mission Trip to Bolivia. For more, call 250-748-6521. Child minding is available by donation.

Steve Geyer adds a message about marriage in his comedy routine tomorrow in Duncan in a beneÄt show for World Vision. the hilarious Couples Night Out event has teamed up with World Vision. Comedy enthusiasts will also have a chance to sponsor a World Vision child from Bolivia. The New Life Community Baptist Church Youth Group is going

on a mission’s trip to Bolivia next year and so the opportunity to lay ground work in Bolivia seemed like a perfect ¿t. “World Vision is sponsoring this event. There will be a table for children who are from Bolivia

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