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HAPPY HOLIDAYS WEDNESDAY, DECEMBER 26, 2012 VOL. 16, NO. 51 | 98 ¢ + H HST SSTT

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Like all the children at AB Greenwell Elementary School, Mackenzie Sherren had a chance sit on Santa’s knee and tell him what she is hoping for at Christmas when he popped in for a visit to the school after their turkey Christmas lunch, Dec. 20. Elodie Adams photos

Christmas hampers packed with care and holiday cheer ELODIE ADAMS, GAZETTE EDITOR

The heavy snowfall caused havoc in more ways than one around the town of Lake Cowichan last week. On Dec. 18, Centennial Hall was buzzing with volunteers who came to help with the town’s Christmas Hamper project. Some were organizers, some were packers, all of them chatting among themselves. They spent six hours at the hall filling shopping carts with items that would the next day be delivered or picked up by families whose names were on the list. However, the snow added an extra complication to the logistics. Darlene Pohn (left) checks the list as Jeannette Lundgren adds more “The weather scared us,” said Angie Fournier, items to the shopping cart they are filling for someone this Christmas. coordinator of the Cowichan Lake Community

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The Royal Canadian Legion, Lake Cowichan Branch No. 210 would sincerely like to thank all those in the Cowichan Lake area who contributed to our 2012 Poppy Campaign and Remembrance Day Ceremonies. To the organizers and businesses that purchased wreaths or allowed us to place a poppy box in their store and to the members who canvassed, delivered and picked them up. To all those who helped on Poppy Tag Day, your time was really appreciated. To those who took part and to those who attended the ceremony at the cenotaph. To all the members who helped out at the Legion on November 11th, our deepest gratitude. Sincerely, 2012 Poppy Committee LEGION BRANCH #210, LAKE COWICHAN has made donations of $23,869.28 from their 2012 BINGO and MEAT DRAW funds to the following: LCSS Bursaries of $500.00 Kelan Deigh, Timothy Carlow, Jorden Matson, Kirsten Carpentier, Sarah Vatcher Cowichan Valley Lacrosse Association $250.00 LCDMHA Bantam & Midget Tournament $400.00 Lake Cowichan Road Hockey $600.00 100 RCSCL Admiral Mainguy Sea Cadets $800.00 Cowichan Pipes & Drums $800.00 BC Senior Games Medals $750.00 Meals on Wheels Program $3,000.00 Cowichan Valley Hospice $600.00 LCSS Sport Court $1,000.00 LCSS Dry Grad 2013 $500.00 LCSS Grad 2012 $500.00 Canadian Scottish Regiment 100th Anniversary $200.00 Sir Percy Lake, Scholarship $69.28 Cowichan #744 Air Cadet Corp. $800.00 Community Services: Summer Programs $8,000.00 LC Fireman Safety Booklets $150.00 LC Fire Department Rescue Boat $1,000.00 Christmas Hampers $750.00 LCDMHA Bantam Tournament $200.00 Remembrance Day Contest $673.12 Cowichan District Hospital Ladies Auxiliary In Kind Cowichan River Steward Committee In Kind

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Sam Beldessi (centre) was presented with the Queen Elizabeth II Diamond Jubilee Medal in an award ceremony in Duncan, Dec. 17. MLA Bill Routely (Cowichan Valley) and Nanaimo-Cowichan MP Jean Crowder bestowed the medals on members of their constituency who were chosen for the award.

Queen bestows her special honour on Lake resident ELODIE ADAMS, GAZETTE EDITOR

It was an honour bestowed on 20 Cowichan Valley area residents, and Lake Cowichan’s Sam Beldessi was one of them. On Dec. 17, Beldessi received the Queen Elizabeth II Diamond Jubilee Medal from MP Jean Crowder and MLA Bill Routley at an awards presentation ceremony in Duncan. Both Crowder and Routley had difficult decisions to make when it came to choosing the names for their constituencies. “Our selection committee had the challenge of narrowing down the long list of potential nominees,” Routley said in a letter to the media. “The chosen recipients have all contributed so much to our Cowichan Valley in very many special ways.” Beldessi was recognized by

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years as a Lion, said everyone at the Lion’s Club was excited for him. “Sam was blown away when he first found out about it,” she stated. “It was such an honour for Sam and for his family.” Pilkington said since she has known him, Beldessi has never been one to look for accolades, and is more likely to get embarassed when the attention is turned on him. “My riding of Nanaimo-Cowichan has some outstanding constituents who have devoted much of their time to their community,” Crowder said in the same media release. “Our office received many nominations and 30 constituents were chosen, by a selection committee of community members, for this award.

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Family devastated by fire Help needed: Young couple and their son scramble for new home and furniture after fire and smoke destroy belongings. ELODIE ADAMS, Gazette Editor

It was probably the quickest turnout the Lake Cowichan Fire Department had ever made. On Dec. 16 at about 6:30 p.m., the LCVFD received a call to attend a fire in the town. “There were about 25 of us together at the firehall,” said Fire Chief Doug Knott. “We were at the hall already for a children’s party, so it was a pretty quick turnout.” Several of the firefighters were dispatched to the address on South Shore Road, in the apartment located above Studio 261 Arts Space, to the home of a Lake Cowichan couple and their son. Heather Page, Darren McDonald and seven-year-old Noah came home together between 5 - 5:30 p.m. after work and school that day. Page says she noticed there were some lights out in the string of Christmas lights they had up in the apartment, and she wanted to replace them. “We were there twenty minutes, not even, and we left to get some more lights,” recalled Page. “We were gone for maybe an hour, and when we came back the place was just . . . there was this much soot on

A table of smiling faces posed for a picture with Santa at the CLDCC dinner, Dec. 15 at the Lake Cowichan Curling Club. Back row from left: Mike Desjardins, Sean Bushby, Pat Simpson and her mum Vera. Front row from left: Tara Bushby, June Sandsmark, Steve Sandsmark and Wendy Klyne.

More than laughs shared at Cowichan Lake District Chamber of Commerce gathering ELODIE ADAMS, Gazette Editor

More than a few laughs were shared over dinner at the Cowichan Lake District Chamber of Commerce ((CLDCC)) Christmas party. A few new elements were introduced to this year’s event, held Dec. 15 at the Lake Cowichan Curling Club. CLDCC’s board had obviously put some thought into a new approach which included asking The Print Spot’s Lillian Laird to be the emcee for Lillian Laird (left) was the evening. the emcee at the CLDCC Instead of Christmas dinner Dec. 15. Laird going from table to table with the microphone and ith th i h d asking everyone to introduce themselves, a different tactic was used. At every table, there was a little metallic box containing cards upon which was written the beginning part of a statement. Each person at the table received a card and in turn, stood up and completed the statement with their own ending. This was a good ice breaker and elicited the first round of laughs. After everybody had visited the buffet table and dinner was well on its way, Laird again took the mic to read out an anonymous message she had received: Santa had been kidnapped on his way to the dinner, and it seemed

as if the culprit was at one of the tables. The rest of the guests were given the task of trying to find out ‘who dunnit’. In fact, it was a staged ‘mystery,’ masterminded by Laird herself for the occasion, which four or five audience members had agreed to take part in. Realtor Wendy Klyne was one of the more vociferous actors in the game. She was accused of having it in for Santa because he ran against her for mayor several times and won. Another actor in the story was Copper Lane Boutique owner Corrie Helliwell, with a claim to being Santa’s illegitimate daughter from a fling he had had many years ago. Of course, this put Mrs. Claus (Visitor Information Centre’s Katherine Worsley) in a difficult position, and both women were suspect for wanting to change Santa’s will. For a good half hour, comments, clues, accusations, and banter ensued as each player tried to throw the scent off himself and shift the blame on to one of the other players. Also taking part in the skit were B & B owner David Kidd, Simon Downs of SB Windows, and Curt Feltrin, whose wife runs Scarlett’s Second Hand Boutique. In the end, Santa (played by 98.7FM The Lake’s Mike Bishop) finally showed up, saying it was nonsense about the kidnapping, and the party resumed as he went from table to table to have his picture taken with everyone. Before the evening continued with dancing to music by DJ Geoff Dunn of Due West, CLDCC president Rita Dustow made a special presentation to VIC coordinator Katherine Worsley on behalf of the board. “We just decided as a board to give her a certificate of appreciation and a couple of gift certificates for all she does,” Dustow said.

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the ground.” She says they have no idea how the fire started, but when they arrived back at the apartment at about 6:30 p.m., they couldn’t see anything through the smoke. “All we could see were Christmas lights,” she said. “I took one step in there and as soon as I saw (the smoke), I ran across the street and asked the neighbour to call 911.” Knott said the fire wasn’t a difficult one to put out, the smoke, however, caused a lot of the damage. “They stepped into a wall of smoke,” said Fire Chief Doug Knott, “and I’m not sure what will be salvageable from the contents in the apartment. There is heavy smoke and heat damage.” Since then, different services and businesses in the town, including Cowichan Lake Community Services, have been pitching in to help the young couple who had no house insurance and lost everything in the fire. A funding account has been set up for the Page family at Island Trust Savings Credit Union. People can go to any Island Trust branch to make a donation to account No. 2258002, Lake Cowichan branch.

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Three wise men came bearing gifts... Procrastination is one of my lesser attributes. Procrastinating about Christmas shopping, unfortunately, is part of that attribute. Here’s one area where technology and the 21st century has facilitated the task. We can go online and order gifts, have them wrapped and sent — a perfect solution for any out-of-town or province people on your list — yet I don’t take the bait. There was also ample opportunity with the craft fairs in our area that had some great choices for gifts. But I always think, ‘there’s still time...’ When I hear friends boasting that they’ve already done their Christmas shopping by November, I can’t roll my eyes far enough back in my head. “What, Christmas is still nearly two months away,” I stammer. And so the weeks slip by until there it is, looking me in the face – the week before Christmas and I haven’t started my shopping.

Then, when Dec. 24 arrives on the doorstep, I am filled with remorse for the shopping I haven’t done. It wasn’t always like that, I remember times when I was out there with the other happy shoppers, and in some cases way ahead of the game as I also use to hand make my own cards and quite a few gifts. It was a good feeling to wrap presents before Christmas and have them waiting to be opened. I guess for me it started to change when gift-giving got out of proportion. Or maybe it was in my own eyes that the commercialism began to override what we really celebrate at Christmas. Three wise men came bearing gifts from afar for a special little boy. Noël, Noël, Noël. So there you have it. Bearing gifts. Maybe I’ve become a little ‘bah humbug’ with age. I may have to eat my words and get out there before it’s too late! — editor@lakecowichangazette.com

Dix seeks balance with business BC Bureau By Tom Fletcher

NDP leader Adrian Dix has completed year-end interviews with members of the legislative press gallery. Here are highlights from my discussion with him. TF: On the Kinder Morgan oil pipeline expansion proposal, federal NDP leader Tom Mulcair says the federal environmental process would have to be strengthened before a project like that could get a thorough enough hearing. Do you agree? AD: The B.C. Liberal government has signed an equivalency agreement that says that the federal decision is the provincial decision on these projects. If it applies to Enbridge Northern Gateway, presumably the B.C. Liberals would apply it to Kinder Morgan. They could have done a joint process, where [the final decision] would have gone to both cabinets. They chose instead to give up jurisdiction. They were so afraid of making any decision on Northern Gateway that they sent it over to the federal government. So what we’ve said is within a week of coming to office, we would end that equivalency agreement, and

British Columbia would make decisions about both Enbridge Northern Gateway, which applied in May 2010, and any other pipeline, including the Kinder Morgan proposal, for which no application has been made. Obviously it would have been desirable for everyone had they chosen a true joint review, as they have in Site C [dam proposed for Peace River], as they did with Kemess North [rejected mine expansion proposal] and other cases. TF: You don’t want duplicated review processes here, you just want a provincial cabinet say in the decision? AD: That’s right. TF: On your relationship with the B.C. Federation of Labour, your caucus is considering a proposal that B.C. should once again do away with secret ballots for union certification. AD: The B.C. Fed makes a case to the government on a series of issues on employment standards every year. Labour law, every year. WorkSafeBC, every year. Trades and training, every year. With respect to [accepting signed union cards for certification], it is a democratic process that the Newfoundland Conservative government just put into place a few months ago. So it’s a proposal from the labour movement and we’re looking at it. For most of B.C.’s modern history, since World War II, we’ve had

that card-check system in place. The question would be whether [returning to that system] is a priority for this term in government. TF: So those kinds of things will be made clear in your platform? AD: Absolutely. TF: You picked up some serious money from the business community at a fundraiser in October. Is that some kind of a record for the NDP? AD: [Laughs.] It might be a record, I don’t know. I think the business fundraiser we did at the Hotel Vancouver netted $350,000. I think what it reflects is, this year I’ve had about 230 meetings with the business community. The purpose of it has been principally to build understanding, particularly on issues of skills training. With the priority I give to skills training, I think I’m much more attuned to their concerns than the government has been. TF: I suppose that kind of success in fundraising might make it more difficult to follow through with your pledge to ban corporate and union donations. AD: I don’t think so. The B.C. Liberal Party has a very high level of corporate donations as a percentage of its total. We’re overwhelmingly dependent on individual donations. We get support from unions, but it’s not even close to what people would think. TF: So you’ll campaign for that, as you have before? AD: Yes.

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Shovel the bylaw; snow removal the Town’s job Dear Editor I have written letters to the editor in the past to point out the injustice of removing snow from Lake Cowichan sidewalks put on those tax payers who have sidewalks. Since sidewalks, in most cases, are only on one side of the road it is unfair to put the onus to clear these sidewalks only on some of the property owners. But I think the real travesty is that some property owners have heart conditions — I for one — that could lead to their deaths if they had to clear sidewalks. It is easy to say that they can hire someone to do the work for them, if they can find and afford to have the town’s work done for them. It is my opinion that if the snow removal bylaw of this town leads to a death of any person forced to clean the towns sidewalks, that the past and the present council be held responsible. I think that if they fail to remove this bylaw, they are in fact admitting that they do not care about the health and well being of the seniors who reside in Lake Cowichan. Bert Lievre Lake Cowichan

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Elodie Adams At left: It may look like a moose, but it’s an snow sculpture done by Massey Nomura (above left) and his friend Tim Friesen, who were photographed as they put the finishing touches on their second work in the area, a grizzly bear, located in Saywell Park in Lake Cowichan. The moose is behind Friesen’s store in Honeymoon Bay.

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Snowy critters migrate to Cowichan Lake ELODIE ADAMS GAZETTE EDITOR

They are friends who grew up together and sculpt together. Tim Friesen and Massey Nomura have been making snow sculptures together for years. Recently, Friesen settled in Lake Cowichan, where he has been coming for years to visit with his cousins Steve and Mona, who own Friesen’s Meats. Nomura was visiting Friesen when the snow hit on Sunday, Dec. 16. It was too much of a temptation for the two friends, and the next day they started work on

a sculpture at the Friesen’s property in Honeymoon Bay. “We didn’t know what it was going to be when we started,” explained Friesen. “Then we found this rack in the back of my cousin’s place, and we decided to use it for the sculpture and make a moose. We thought it would be kind of funny, because there are no moose on the island.” The technique Nomura uses for his ice sculptures is somewhat unusual because once it is built, they finish it off by spraypainting the whole thing to make it more life-like.

“My buddy is pretty much the main talent in this thing,” said Friesen. “He’s the real artist, I just help him with them. We’ve been doing them for years.” The two friends grew up in Ladner, and over the years, when there was a big snowfall, they would sculpt some objects out of snow. One year it was hot rods, and another year it was superheroes, Friesen told the Gazette. They have another project in mind, which veers away from the current wildlife theme. Keep on the lookout for an octopus in the area in the new year, Friesen says.

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At its board meeting on Dec. 12, CVRD board directed staff to make the purchases of the Automated Split Packer trucks and recycling totes. Information about the nuts and bolts of the program will be rolled out in 2013, and the easy roll totes will begin arriving in Electoral Areas F and I a couple of weeks before the program begins in June. Many of you have been following the above initiative with a fairly high degree of interest. I am thankful for those of you that took time out of your day to ask questions and discuss the proposals. Sadly, in the waning days of the Alternative Approval Process (AAP) response period, there seemed to be a deliberate campaign of misinformation developed to frighten residents into signing the Elector Response Form, in the hopes that 10 per cent of the electorate would object to the initiative, and either force a full blown referendum or kill the project entirely. Only 42 residents in Area F and 12 residents in Area I were convinced to complete the forms correctly and submit them. Despite what seemed like a concerted effort in the south of the regional district,

only a total of 4.99 per cent of eligible electors submitted correctly-completed forms. When it came to the money vote at the CVRD board, the initiative was approved by a simple majority vote of directors: 14:1 in favour, or 44:3 in favour when the weighted vote — required on almost all financial or budget votes — was applied. I want to relate some of my thoughts about this process, because it was input from you and others that brought me to a decision to support bringing curbside collection services back under the CVRD service delivery model. The issue of service quality began almost immediately after you elected me in the fall of 2008. Missed pickups and warning tags (overweight) seemed to happen all too regularly. CVRD solid waste staff explained to me the challenges of having private contractors providing the service. When the curbside bill for 2011 had increased by 32 per cent for Areas F and I, staff were asked by directors to research ways to deliver stable pricing and excellent customer service across the CVRD at the levels currently provided. Staff explained how the trend developing at their annual industry conferences had shown that many local governments were ending relationships with private garbage haulers and returning collection services to in-house operations, where the opposite was true 15 years ago. The private industry has far

fewer players due to consolidations and mergers, and simply aren’t as competitive as they were years ago when local government was turning to the private sector as a cheaper option. My point is that as your Area Director, I saw the issue of skyrocketing curbside collection bills and knew residents were getting fed up. I know I certainly was! It was almost two years ago that directors tasked staff with finding a solution to outrageous increases. Electoral area directors have been considering the inhouse automated program for over a year now. Elector consent was granted through the AAP. The private sector will survive as it continues serving the commercial sector. The CVRD board has voted to proceed. We can all now look forward to a reduced curbside collection bill in at least the first year of operation. Yes, the curbside bill is anticipated to go down by $11 in Areas F and I next year. We will all receive brand new easy roll totes and they will be emptied by fully automated split packer CVRD trucks, driven by unionized CVRD staff paid a decent living wage, and this all begins this summer. I know this doesn’t qualify as much of a Christmas present, yet if I can reduce the cost of a local government service that we all use, even by $11, it is money better spent from your pocket, than from governments. Have a safe and Merry Christmas, and a Happy New Year!

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Palsson Elementary students get to know about salmon

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Grade 1 and 2 students at Palsson Elementary will be keeping a close eye on salmon eggs this winter. It is a project that their teacher, Kim Walters, has involved her students with through the local salmon hatch-

ery in Lake Cowichan for six years. On Dec. 14, Bob Crandall, president of the Cowichan Lake Salmonid Enhancement Society (CLSES), came to the school and talked to the children about what happens in the life cycle of salmon. Then he accompanied the class to the hatch-

ery so that they could see first-hand the different steps that were just explained to them. The children saw the incubation trays in a dimly lit room where eggs are already maturing. In one of two troughs in the larger space, they saw the female salmon (does) that are waiting to lay

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Lake Bloomers Garden Club gather for Christmas luncheon. There was a Christmasy combination of turkey, stuffing and seasonal carols at the Catholic Church on Tuesday, Dec. 4 as the Lake Bloomers Garden Club held their annual Christmas luncheon to wrap up another gardening season. From left, Carolyne Austin, Sylvia Roach and Deborah Kerr get the food organized in the kitchen.

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Bob Crandall (left) shows children from Palsson Elementary how the eggs of a salmon are fertilized at the Cowichan Lake hatchery, Dec. 14.

their eggs, while the male salmon, or bucks, were swimming in a second trough. Then Crandall and CLSES volunteer Kevin Lowe showed the children how they remove the eggs from a female salmon into a bucket, and fertilize the eggs with milt. The eggs that the children helped fertilize will remain in the hatchery until February, when Crandall will bring them to their classroom for the next part of the project. “I was very pleased with our trip to the hatchery,” Walters said. “The children really enjoyed watching the eggs being taken and helping mix the milt. They are excited that these eggs will eventually come back to our classroom.” In the classroom, the eggs float in a small tray at the top of the tank until they hatch out. At this stage they are called alevins and they feed (or absorb) on their yolk sac. The children help feed them once the yolk sac is buttoned up and the fry swim up to the top of the tank. “We do this for about two weeks and then release them into the creek,” she explained. “We try to tie it into Earth day if we can.” From this project, the children learn about life cycles in science and First Nations customs in social studies.

Green Space The tree is trimmed, the presents are wrapped, the stockings are hung and the turkey is thawing merrily in the fridge waiting to make it’s appearance in the best Christmas dinner ever. In the past, people celebrated not just Christmas day itself, but also the eleven days following, culminating with another celebration on Twelfth Night (Jan. 5). We’ve all heard the bizarre (and incredibly pricey) gift list that someone’s true love presented them with over the 12 days of Christmas in the famous song. Cost and practicality notwithstanding, here is a new list of “gifts” you can give to yourself, your family and your community. First Day: As each treasure is unwrapped, take a little extra time and save your wrapping paper. Fold up all the salvageable pieces and stash them in a cardboard box or large gift bag then store along with your Christmas decorations to use again next year. Ribbon can go in its own bag and be stashed with your stock of other occasion wrapping stuff for birthdays, anniversaries, etc. Second Day: Make turkey soup. It’s a holiday tradition that the turkey carcass must be stashed in the fridge (easily accessible) to facilitate the traditional “I can’t believe I ate that much, but boy, does a turkey sandwich sound good about now” foraging exercise. But once boxing day dawns, it’s time to debone that sucker, freeze up some of the leftover meat to enjoy in a week or two when you’re past the “turkeyed out” stage and of course cook up the bones to make turkey soup. Third Day: Go for a walk. Escape the stuffy and relative-laden confines of the hectic house and head out for some fresh air and quiet. Take your dog, kids or a friend along; they

probably need a break too. Fourth Day: Connect with a friend. A visit is awesome if you’re close by, but by all means put a call in to Winnipeg and express best wishes for the season to your old partner-in-crime from Grade 10. Fifth Day: Pack up a box for charity. You and your family probably received all sorts of wonderful new things, so this is a great time to share your good fortune and downsize by donating good used items to friends, neighbours and charity groups. Sixth Day: Do something healthy that you haven’t done in a long time. Take a bike ride, go skating, play catch, practice the tango. . . whatever! Seventh Day: Get out your brand new 2013 calendar and write all your important dates on it. Birthdays, anniversaries, when to de-worm the dog, National Earthworm Appreciation Day, etc. Eighth Day: Make some “green” resolutions for the New Year. Things like riding your bike or taking the bus to work once a week, buying more local and organic produce, stepping up your recycling and starting a composting program. Ninth Day: Do something unique with your old 2012 calendars. Cut them up for scratch pads, or use the pictures for homemade greeting cards, collages or flashcards. Tenth Day: If you haven’t already done so, write or call to say thankyou for the gifts you received this year. Its sounds old fashioned, but it’s a wonderful practice and people really appreciate it. Eleventh Day: Use this year’s Christmas cards to make new cards for next year, or gift tags or decorations. Use the picture-less side for grocery lists or message pads by the phone. Twelfth Day: Recycle your Christmas tree. If you bought a live tree or reused an artificial one, congratulations! If not, check the paper or contact the CVRD for information on where you can take your tree to be chipped. Take advantage of the 12 days of Christmas to enjoy the season to its fullest. Remember, no matter how fast this Christmas snuck up on you, there’s a long wait ‘till next year. Happy Holidays!


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Mesachie Lake Fire Chief Gary Eve (r) and raffle winners Patti Churchill (l) and Darrell Arneson of Ladysmith.

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During the evening of Dec.18 and the day of Dec.19 upwards of 16 cetimetres of snow fell turning the area into a virtual winter wonderland. No crashes were report as of press time although a few drivers needed towing out from sliding off the road. Surprisingly all schools remained opened. Transit buses ran near-to their scheduled times. It certainly was a fun day to get out and enjoy snow by tobogganing like Hunter Hieta, Mariah Smith, and Shalyn Jones (yellow pants) are at the old A.B. Greenwell School site.

A couple from Ladysmith were the winners in the Rescue Truck Fundraising Raffle the Mesachie Lake Fire Department organized this fall. Patti Churchill and Darrell Arneson took home a watercolour painting done by Mesachie Lake artist Herb Wittrin, and donated by the artist for the raffle. The $6,500 raised by the raffle goes toward operating costs for the rescue truck. It also allows them to apply for more funds through the Gaming grants they are eligible for as a non-profit organization. Fire Chief Gary Eve welcomed Churchill and Arneson at the fire hall Dec. 16 when they came to pick up their painting, and showed them the rescue truck that the funds were raised for. The multi-purpose vehicle was bought with funds previously raised by gaming grants. The Mesachie Lake volunteer firefighters are proud to have this rescue truck which allows them to respond to incidents, not necessarily fire-related in their community. About half Mesachie Lake firefighters are also qualified First-Response Emergency rescuers as well.

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Courtesy David Kidd Jean Atkinson and Anne White hiking in snow along the Cowichan Valley Trail.

In a recent Retreads story I mentioned the red sky in the morning and the monsoonal rains we experienced on the hike down the Fishermans’ Trail. This week we woke up to a grey sky and a signiďŹ cant snowfall. After we had dug a channel through the heaps left by the snow plough we extricated the car and drove down to Saywell park to meet the other brave hikers — seven in all — and set off for a hike in the snow. The hike had been billed a mystery hike led by Willa and Cliff Suntjen, but when they walked out into the snow they decided to simplify the hike and keep to the Cowichan Valley Trail. That is the former E & N Rail grade that has been upgraded and provides a neat trail from Lake Cowichan to Duncan. As we hiked down the trail in the snow we soon realized that we were getting a pretty good cardiac workout without climbing a mountain. Indeed a week earlier the Retreads had climbed Bald Mountain up to the lookout point. They had been in snow at the top and thrown a few snow balls as they enjoyed lunch and a great view of the lake. This was surely a more prolonged cardiac workout with a 350 metre (or 1,100 foot) vertical climb.

We monitored part of our hike with the Runkeeper app on an iPhone and it told us we were walking at a rate of 17 minutes for a kilometre or 3.5 km per hour. Not bad under the circumstances. Runkeeper — if you remember to charge the iPhone and turn it on — tracks time and distance which it reports every ďŹ ve minutes in a tedious computer voice, and also traces progress on a map. We just have to learn how to take the map out of the Runkeeper ďŹ le, into a jpg ďŹ le and we can share maps of our hikes in future. So we hiked through the snow down to the end of Greendale Road and then turned and hiked back up to the rusty bridge. Then for our reward, we went into Suntjen’s house for a Christmas styled lunch. Here we were joined by a few more hikers who had chosen not to brave the snowy world and we missed a few who had looked out at 15 inches of snow in their driveway in Honeymoon Bay and decided not to venture out. While watching out the window we were entertained by two bright red coho salmon jumping as they worked their way up river against a strong current. — Submitted by David Kidd

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UNIQUE 3 BD DESIGNED HOME • Charming home with solar heated pool, decks & patio • 3 BD, 2 BA, Cathedral ceilings, propane fireplace • Master has sliders to deck, lower BD has sliders to yard • Fabulous kitchen, cute cozy snug or den MUST SEE TO APPRECIATE LAKE COWICHAN

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Sandy Stinson

RE/MAX of LAKE COWICHAN 81 Cowichan C Lake Road, Lake Cowichan | www.remaxlakecowichan.com

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18 King George 10571 Cypress

502 Mountain View

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Stunning waterfront home. Almost 4000 sq. ft living space. Huge open concept kitchen. 2nd kitchen could easily be in-law suite. 3 decks open to the prized lake front views.

$339,900 plus H.S.T.

7020 Cowichan Lake Road 12 acres of flat land with a lovely character home and multiple out buildings. Set up for a couple of horses. Possibility of extensive peat extraction.

$950,000

$215,000

$194,000

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9674 Creekside Rd New Creekside Listing Elegant Waterfront Home

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11445 North Shore Road

Lot 22 Kestrel Dr.

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Log Home. Ever thought you would like to live off the grid?

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147 Sahtlam Ave

$265,000

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Coon Creek Road

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8724 North Shore Road

100 Elk Road

10484 Youbou Rd. Lake view from kitchen, landscaped, .52 of an acre.

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26,000 sq ft of Gardening Paradise. Huge Shop.

$399,900

204-138 South Shore The Wellington.

$145,000

• Modular on quiet street • Wood decks • 3 miles to Lake Cowichan

2 Homes.

$150,000

$198,888

7797 Cowichan Lake Road

9590 Creekside Road

Penny Lane Cottage

• Waterview • Low maintenance yard • Recreation nearby

• 2.87 acres • Lovely 4 bedroom cabin • Year round creek

Waterfront Dock.

• 1 bdrm & den • Riverfront strata • Commercial zoned • Close to town

$495,000

$250,000

$675,000

$212,500

The Coffee Mill

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9981 Swordfern

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• Water development • Ideal for retirees or snowbirds • 1 BDRM + DEN $249,000 CAN BE RENTED

$278,000

$239,000

SWORDFERN ESTATE, moments to a beautiful beach. Lovely home with great master suite.RV garage plus big garage with a huge executive office above. Fitness centre, covered porch, hot tub, heat pump.

$249,000 10549 Coon Creek Road

REDUCED

Cute waterside home & three business storefronts & storage.

#26 - $94,500

SOLD 96 Johel Road

103 South Shore Road

#210 second floor, #306 east exposure One bedroom

Waterfront Mobile Home Park – 9041 Meades Creek

$438,000

276 South Shore Rd.

T wo 2 bdrm apartments! #109 first flr, w. exposure No Down Payment, Vendor Financing at 4%

SOLD

The ESSO This going concern could be a gold mine! House, pumps, carwash, convenience store & take out counter.

$1,550,000 10432 Youbou Road Excellent canvas, big lot water access.

$269,000

$479,000 SLOPES Beautiful upscale development has attracted a lovely mixture of mostly retired professionals.

7405 Neva Road .45 of a sunny acre $189, 000

Duplex on Coronation 481 Mountain View Rd. Great Investment

$279,000 266 Hillside Road 3 bedroom A-frame with separate shop.

$269,900

$599,900

ATTENTION DEVELOPERS & Investors – here is a great opportunity to purchase a multifamily site within city limits with full community servicing. “The Slopes”, a new Lake Cowichan subdivision showcasing a variety of beautiful new homes. Close to town & minutes to the Lake with easy hwy. access.

470 Mountain View NEW DEV 489 Mountain View NEW DEV The SLOPES BIG LOTS

$114,000 $114,900 $99,000

LOTS 389 Point Ideal Lot 30 Cypress 470 Point Ideal 466 Point Ideal Lot 22 Kestral Dr. #4 Meades Creek

Waterfront Private Prime Loc Prime Loc

$339,000 $69,000 WOW $89,900 $137,700 $74,900 $374,900

Underground services and mountain vista

Waterfront LOTS Stin-Qua Lot # 1 Lot # 3 Lot # 4 Lot # 6 Lot # 15

.... .... .... .... Almost waterfront!

$399,000 $349,900 $309,900 $329,000 $159,900

185 MacDonald Huge home, huge lot. Rents out for $1200 a month.

$199,000

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

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Pastor Terry Hale

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10648 Youbou Rd, Youbou

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250-749-4103

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Breakfast at 10:00 am Sunday Service 11:00 am

Fr. Alfredo Monacelli

Rev. Vikki Marrs

TOWN OF LAKE COWICHAN Notice Regular Meeting Dates - 2013

According to some Palsson Elementary School Grades 1 and 2 students Alicia utes. Check the leg to see if there is any Justice Get a turkey from the freezer. Put it blood. Put it back if there is and let the Buy the turkey then thaw it. Put it in the stove. Turn the stove on. Cook it blood drip down. When it is cooked take in the oven. Put barbecue sauce on it. a 4 degrees for half an hour. Take it out it out and have a nice turkey dinner. Cook it at 8 or 9. Take it out and eat it. of the oven. Put it on the table. Cut it up Then you put the dishes away and clean Caitlyn and eat it. Get a turkey from the meat shop. Take them. Madison it home. Put it on a plate. Put the turkey Chelsea Get a turkey. Put it in the freezer. Then in the oven. Turn the oven on to 10 deFirst you take the turkey out. Then put it in the oven. When it’s in the oven grees. Cook it for 20 minutes. Take it out you cook it at 100 degrees. Cook it for put gravy on it. Cook it for 5 minutes and eat it. 45 minutes. Stuff the turkey and then cut at 5 degrees. Take it out and get Uncle it. Riley Aaron to cut it. Then we eat it up. Get a turkey. Put stuffing in it, the Kalan MacKenna mushy crouton kind. Put it in the oven Get the turkey from the store. Put it Get a turkey from the market. Put it at 100 degrees. Cook it for half an hour. in the oven. Cook it for six hours. Make in a pan and then spray it. Then put the Take it out of the oven. You could put the carrots and put them in the oven. We turkey in the pan and then cook it. Cook gravy on it. Eat it. have brocolli too. Cook potatoes in the it at 5 or 6 degrees for 3 minutes. Pull it oven. Take the turkey out of the oven Logan out and let it get cold a little bit. Then Get a turkey from the store. Drain the and eat it. We have salad too. We have you can eat it. turkey. Put it on a pan. Put on pepper and Tiger Tiger ice cream for dessert but Kierra spicy peanut butter sauce. Now put it in Jordan doesn’t eat it. Get a turkey from the market. Then the oven at 19 degrees. Cook it for one Abby you stuff it. Put it in the oven at 10 de- hour. Take it out of the oven and eat it. Get a turkey from the store. Bring it grees. Cook for 5 minutes. Take it out home and then put it in the oven with Tyler and eat it up. gravy on it. Turn on the oven to 5 deGet a turkey from the store and then grees. Cook it for 4 hours. Take it out Edie bring it home. Then put meat stuffing in of the oven. Put it on a plate and then Go to the farm and get a turkey. Put it it. Now put it in the oven at 19 degrees. everybody eats it. in the oven at five degrees. Cook it for Cook it for 40 minutes. Take it out of the 10 minutes. Squirt it with water when it oven when it is done. Put some sauce on Daniel is cooking. Take it out of the oven and it and eat it. First you hunt a turkey. Roast it in the have the turkey dinner. oven. Put gravy on the turkey and cook Sydney it for 8 hours at one degree. Open the Owen Get a turkey from the store. Bring it oven. Grab a thing to pick up the gravy. Get a turkey from the store. Put stuff- home. Open up the plastic and take out Pour on the gravy. Take the turkey out ing in the turkey. Put it in the oven and the turkey. Set the timer for 16 minutes. and eat it. cook it at 5 degrees. Cook it for 2 min- Put the turkey in the oven and cook it for 15 hours at 4 degrees. Then take it out Kiely when it’s cooked and eat it up. First you get the turkey out of the package. Then you make the stuffing. Kendra Then you butter the turkey. Put the stuffGet a turkey from the store and take ing in the turkey. Put the turkey in the it to Nana’s house. Put stuffing in it Put oven. Cook it for 3 hours at 4 degrees. it in the oven at 15 degrees and cook Put juice on the turkey and then you put it for one hour. Put gravy on it. Put the turkey on a plate and put veggies the turkey back in the oven. When it’s around it. Then take more gravy cooked you cut it and take the legs off. and pour it inside the turkey. Now Eat it up! it is ready to eat. Sarah First buy a turkey, then take it home. Kaydence Unwrap it then put in on a pan and put Get a turkey from Grandma. Put some barbecue sauce on it. Put it in it in the oven. Cook it in the oven for 2 the oven at 10 degrees and cook it hours at 60 degrees. Make sure that it is for one hour. Put some stuffing in it. tasty. Cut a little piece off and taste it. Then take it out of the oven. Leave it Take it out and put it on a tray. Someout for 15 minutes to cool down. Cut times you even put stuffing around it it up and eat it. Put your dishes in the and some spices. Cut the turkey into big pieces. Then eat it! sink and wash them.

Please note that the Regular Meeting dates for Council of the Town of Lake Cowichan for 2013 are as follows: • • • • • •

January 22nd February 26th March 26th April 23rd May 28th June 25th

• • • • • •

July 23rd August 27th September24th October 22nd November 26th December 17th

The start time for the meetings is 6:00 p.m. and the meetings are held at 39 South Shore Road, Lake Cowichan (Municipal Hall). Special Meeting of Council for 2013, starting at 5:00 p.m. are as follows: • January 8th • May 7th Dated this 19th of December, 2012. Joseph A. Fernandez, Chief Administrative Of¿cer

Elodie Adams

LCSS Middle School students took to the ice at Cowichan Lake Sports Arena on Friday, Dec.21 as a holiday treat. Some novice skaters were a little tentative, keeping close to the edges, while other seasoned skaters flew around the rink. All students seemed to be enjoying themselves and Grade 6 students Kendall Bergstrom (l), and Kyah Holm gave it a thumbs-up for the morning fun.


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COTTAGES LAKE COWICHAN- riverfront cabin 7 secluded acres. $700. Rm for horses. (250)749-4112.

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HOMES FOR RENT 2 BR House - Honeymoon Bay, renovated, fully fenced, workshop/garage, carport. $800 250-748-0198 LK COW. 2640 sq.ft. 3-bdrm (2 up, 1 down). 3-pc main bath, 3-pc ensuite off master 2-pc ensuite off bdrm 2, 2-pc bath in utility room next to lower level bdrm. Ultra heavy insulation, EnerGuide certified & new heat pump/ A/C system (lowest heating costs). Large yard, covered concrete patio area off rear of house, new roof, new paint in & out, new flooring, 5 appl’s, $1200.+ utils or $1100./mo with 1 yr lease. N/S, approved pets, ref’s req’d & verified. Call (250)749-3555.

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TOWNHOUSES LK COW. 2-bdrm townhouse. $700./mo. NS/NP. Avail immediately. (250)886-2720. 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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The inside back: A little of this and that ☞ It’s winter driving conditions

☞ Lake Cowichan branch of

VIRL hosting seminars

 When you’re new to a community, especially if you have come from another country, there are many administrative hurdles to cross. Things like applying for health benefits, getting a driver’s licence or finding out what the best options are for your children in the education system may be confusing at first. The Cowichan Intercultural Society (CIS) in Duncan helps immigrant newcomers and refugees find their way in many areas, but it isn’t always easy for people from outlying communities to reach them. Now, through a new partnership between the V.I. Library, Cowichan Lake branch, and CIS, newcomers will have a chance to access the settlement services that can smooth the transition into a new community. On Thursday, Jan. 3, settlement coordinator Demy McEvoy will be at the Cowichan Lake Library for a second time from 10 a.m. to noon, to assist clients with some of the concerns they may have.  On Tuesday, Jan. 8 the local branch of the pubic library will host an E-reader tutorial session starting at 6:30 p.m.

Lake Cowichan Emergency Services and Lake Cowichan RCMP responded to a 911 call on the evening of Dec. 20 from a local couple whose car rolled over in their driveway. RCMP reported they were simply backing the car out when the incident happened, due to extremely icy conditions. RCMP want to take this opportunity to remind all drivers, especially over the holiday period, that normal speed limits apply to ideal road conditions, and people should drive a lot more slowly. All motorists are advised to have winter tread tires on their vehicles at this time of the year.

☞ LCSS Laker’s corner

☞ Grocery Grab carts winners On Dec. 16 at Lake Cowichan Country Grocer the Lake Cowichan Royal Lepage realtors hosted a $1,000 grocery grab to help raise money for Somenos Transition House in Duncan — a shelter for women and children. The winners are: Kate Khan 1st place $500, 5 minutes to shop Denise Lawler 2nd place $300, 3 minutes to shop Janice Daizel 3rd place $200, 2 minutes to shop

and

 Each Thursday in the school’s foyer at lunch hour, the 2012/13 yearbook will be available for pre sales. Only the amount of yearbooks pre sold will be ordered so if you or your child would like one, please ensure that you pay the $10 deposit fee required to guarantee your order.  Country Grocer Lake Cowichan offers LCSS a one per cent rebate on their till tapes (less lottery and tobacco sales). LCSS can accept tapes for yearbooks, activities fees and so on. Please bring your totaled till tapes to the office marked with student’s name and what it is to be applied to.

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December 26, 2012 edition of the Lake Cowichan Gazette

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