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Mountie faces a dangerous driving charge in TCH crash Ruling: Crown to proceed Ruling: with criminal case after June collision south of Duncan that sent woman to hospital Peter W. Rusland

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Louise Lou MacMurray leads the Cowichan Spirit Drummers at the start of the Idle No More Cowichan rally at the Quw’utsun’ Quw Cultural Centre on Sunday. A crowd estimated at about 1,000 supporters paraded through Duncan, via Trunk Tru Road and Cowichan Way, escorted by RCMP to lobby for improved conditions on Aboriginal reserves.

Apartment Äre leaves dozens temporarily homeless Flames contained to single suite: Investigators believe Chemainus blaze caused by a man smoking in bed ¿re commissioner Rob Clark said. Residents were to meet with insurance agents and other of¿cials Sunday in Chemainus’ Best Western Inn. Tenants were evacuated from the 50-unit complex as alarms sounded, and ¿re damaged a man’s second-Àoor suite. That 61-year-old suffered minor smoke inhalation and was taken to hospital, Clark said. “His suite is pretty well a total loss.” All other residents of the 1970s-era building, managed by the ¿rm Meicor, were given accommodation through Cowichan region’s emergency services. “Some are staying with friends and family, some are at hotels — they’re all over the place,” Sanderson said.

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A decision in the aggravated assault trial of Const. David Pompeo, left, in the shooting of Bill Gillespie has been put over again until Thursday, Feb. 14. “I talked to the Crown Counsel and he said the judge needs more time,’’ said Gillespie. A verdict was initially due to be rendered

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ebate about keeping Maple Bay Peninsula’s rural character — and building a road through the Stoney Hill area — happens today at North Cowichan council. But decisions about adopting recommendations in planning director Scott Mack’s 14-page report, released Friday, may not occur until Feb. 6. “It’s not our intention to make decisions tomorrow,” Mayor Jon Lefebure said, “but any councillor can make a motion.” However, Icel Dobell of the Road Less Travelled committee said some residents worry road decisions will be made before much more public conversation. “There should be months of consultation — we don’t understand why this process has to be rushed.” Debate hinges on Mack’s recommendations to create a local area service — involving borrowing $2 million for property owner repayment — then building the controversial gravel road. It would include $500,000 from council, and allow citizen, and emergency services’ access to some 73 peninsula lots. “That’s one of the steps for the road to be possible. Council has deferred that decision until we had this report,” said Lefebure. Dobell said some folks remain con-

fused about the road and its process. “They don’t know what the (council’s bylaw) postponement means. The report doesn’t address the issue of the public’s right to decide on the land’s use.” Mack’s second suggestion is to review the peninsula’s zoning — and uses in the municipality’s other rural areas — and if those zones reÀect the of¿cial community plan. “Our OCP’s quite old and a bit out of date. Staff has started to review all zones and bylaw language with a view to make them ¿t properly with the OCP amendment we did. That will take about 12 to 18 months,” the mayor said. A Neighbourhood and Resource Management plan for the peninsula, funded in council’s 2014-18 budget, is also urged by Mack. “It would be a local area plan for Stoney Hill,” said Lefebure. “We’ve looked at a plan for Chemainus and one for Crofton’s in the works. We want smaller areas to have their own plan to deal with its speci¿cs. A peninsula plan would be done in conjunction with the zoning review.” Finally, Mack suggests staff study making parkland out of the peninsula’s 306 hectares of municipal forest reserve. “It will not necessarily answer all concerns about preserving wilderness or natural places out there, but would remove logging from 755 acres of municipal forest an there’s value in looking at that,” said Lefebure. Meanwhile, some residents

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pedestrian suffered non-life threatening injuries Thursday while trying to cross Trunk Road, and being hit by a VW Jetta, police say. The pedestrian’s name hasn’t been released. The collision happened at 2:18 pm and North Cowichan/Duncan RCMP were called to attend Trunk at St. Julian Street, Duncan. “When the police arrived, they observed four vehicles and one male laying on the ground, who had been struck by a vehicle,” said Cpl. Jon Stuart. B.C. Ambulance paramedics were already on the chain-reaction scene dealing with the victim, he noted. “The pedestrian had been on the concrete island in the centre of Trunk Road at St. Julian Street, waiting to cross Trunk northbound. “A green 1997 Ford Escort was in the left-turn lane, waiting to turn onto St. Julian Street. A westbound, silver 2001 Honda Accord stopped on Trunk in the centre lane, and the pedestrian and Escort attempted to cross Trunk Road,” explained Stuart. “A black 2002 Volkswagen Jetta, travelling westbound in the curb lane, did not stop and struck the pedestrian and the Escort, knocking the pedestrian to the ground — and Peter W. Rusland/¿le (pushing) the Escort into a 2008 Pontiac G5 Roger Lawson speaks to North Cowichan council about the Stoney Hill Road project durthat was waiting on St. Julian to turn right ing a Dec. 19 council meeting. onto Trunk westbound. “There is no crosswalk at this location.” continue gathering of¿cial alternate p.m. road meeting planned for Jan. 29 The pedestrian was taken to the hospital approval process forms after 919 at Maple Bay’s ¿re hall, said Dobell. for examination, and reportedly was not seriof a required 2,150 were handed to “The expense of doing a referenously injured, he noted. council by the Dec. 14 deadline. dum would be nothing compared Of¿cers from South Island Traf¿c Ser“It doesn’t drive council to do anyto racing ahead with something the vices, and the Integrated Road Safety Unit thing. If someone makes the effort to public may not be in favour of. We’d were in the area, and provided assistance. gather information, we’ll review it,” like a lot more public meetings so at The investigation is continuing. Lefebure said. the end the public gets to decide, not Witnesses can call the Mounties at 250Other data could surface during a 7 just a few people.” 748-5522.

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Paramedics remove a woman from the scene of a June crash where her car collided with an RCMP cruiser. Charges have now been recommended against the ofÄcer.

That’s when her Accent collided with the marked cop cruiser headed south to a domestic dispute, police have stated. Eassie said a seven-month probe is about on par with such a complex investigation that saw 19 witnesses interviewed. SPD’s report went to Crown in November, he added.

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he B.C. Conservatives will ¿eld a candidate in the riding of Nanaimo-North Cowichan for the ¿rst time in the party’s history during the next provincial election. John Sherry earned the of¿cial nomination at a meeting held Saturday, Jan. 12 in Ladysmith. The Conservatives earned 2 % of the popular vote in the past provincial election, and haven’t held a seat in the provincial legislature since the late 1970s, but Sherry said he couldn’t bring himself to support any of the parties currently operating in the province. This is Sherry’s ¿rst run at of¿ce, but he said he’s always been determined to serve. “I put my dreams on the back burner for nearly 20 years. When the opportunity presented itself where I might get to run for a seat in the legislature, I was absolutely honoured and so happy to take on the challenge,” he said, Sherry said his run for of¿ce wouldn’t be possible without the support of his wife Hayley, his “biggest cheerleader and supporter.” Sherry grew up in Duncan. He worked for a number of years in Prince

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Idle No More today can’t mean idle tomorrow Signs and marches are just a start: The real work gets underway after the noise dies down


he scene painted by the hundreds who lined Duncan streets Sunday for the Idle No More rally packed undeniable power. So it would be unfortunate if that power is allowed to fade like some emotional scene in last month’s movie as the media gaze moves on to the next issue of the day. Protecting the land. Protecting the water. Providing the education and employment opportunities for people to lift themselves out of poverty. These are issues central not just to First Nations people, but to Canadians in Don’t be Idle general. And few among us would disagree No More for these are things we would like to see just a little enshrined as guiding principles for our nation. while That said, few among us would disagree these are principles that existed, or at least should have existed, long before Chief Theresa Spence and Attawapiskat entered the national consciousness. And that is what concerns us. We seem to have energy to stand up and demand change. But we question our stamina and our ability to follow through, to bring about that change. Marches, signs and sweeping statements are a great way to attract attention. But they need to be followed with pinpoint demands, plans of action, transparency in implementation and accountability at the end of the process. And ultimately, the engine for making that happen is the voter. “Be the change you want to see” is a cliche because it is true. Take charge of yourself and your community and keep plugging away until the changes you want occur. If you support the goals of Idle No More, don’t be idle no more for just a little while. Pay attention to the ¿nal two words. Be idle no more.

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

This we like Loren Duncan’s reputation at the CVRD is that of a man who will go his own way — sometimes for the sake of just being contrary. What observers sometimes forget is Duncan is very conscious that the people of Sahtlam/ Glenora like him that way. So his welcome decision to bring his area into pool funding should not be considered a surprise, but an indication that is what area residents want.

Loren Duncan’s move to bring his area into the Cowichan Aquatic Centre surprised some.

Government agenda forces us to be Idle No More Robert Douglas

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he Idle No More movement is gaining momentum across Canada. Aboriginal people are refusing to back down to the Conservative government’s recent legislative changes. They are rejecting amendments that will undermine treaty rights and erode environmental protections, and staging grassroots protests across the country, arm-in-arm with non-Aboriginal supporters. The Idle No More movement was started last November, when a small group of Aboriginal women in Saskatchewan, concerned about the reforms being introduced by the Conservative government, organized a protest in Saskatoon. This initial gathering has since spread across Canada, snowballing into a national movement, with rallies being held almost daily in communities across the country. We are even seeing action in the Cowichan

region, with hundreds of Aboriginal and nonAboriginal people gathering in the cold outside the Qu’wutsun’ Cultural Centre Sunday to voice their opposition to the recent federal changes. Idle No More has largely been a protest against Bill C-45, introduced by the Conservative government last fall, and since passed by Parliament. Bill C-45 is the Conservative government’s second “omnibus budget bill,” and proposes changes to 64 separate acts and regulations, including the Indian Act, Navigation Protection Act, and Environmental Assessment Act. These changes will make it easier for reserve lands to be leased to private interests, doing away with the requirement that band councils secure the support of a majority of eligible voters before moving forward with a private lease. We are starting to see a pattern in the Conservative Party’s approach to governing since the 2011 federal election, as each new round of legislative changes brings with it an attack on working people and the more vulnerable members of society.

Shawnigan police arrested and fined a pair of Victoria men for illegally shooting guns in a rural portion of Shawnigan Lake this weekend. And they tell us this type of behaviour has become a routine complaint call in their area. Gun use is a privilege. Licensed shooting ranges exist in Glenora and on the Malahat. Take advantage of them or lose your privilege.


For example, the ¿rst omnibus budget bill (Bill C-38), passed earlier last year, did away with federal laws that required construction companies bidding on federal contracts to pay fair wages, undermining the living standards of many middle class workers. Other amendments introduced in Bill C-38 make it more dif¿cult for laid off workers to collect employment insurance bene¿ts. Changes introduced in recent decades have already reduced the percentage of unemployed Canadians receiving bene¿ts from 80% to below 40%, and the Conservative government’s latest reforms should drive this number down even further, creating unnecessary hardship for many of the 1.3 million Canadians currently out of work who have already paid their fair share to the employment insurance program. The Conservative government has also raised the age of eligibility for Old Age Security Program from 65 to 67 years, which will force many hard-working Canadians to stay in the workforce

longer than they would otherwise, and denying them access to a social program they too have already paid for after decades contributing to the economy and government coffers. Now is the time for us to stand together-Aboriginal and non-Aboriginal, young and old, working people and retired folks--and tell our political leaders that we are not prepared to watch them do away with long-standing treaty rights, important environmental protections and our hard-won social programs — all so that they can force their ideological agenda on Canadians, whatever the costs. And if the Conservative politicians don’t want to listen, then they better be ready to get punished at the polls come next election.

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Will the Idle No More movement be effective in addressing Native issues? “I think it’ll have an effect. The government will listen if they have good reports in the newspapers.”

Alex Gilbert, Duncan

“The government will probably offer some little things to appease the Natives, but it won’t do much. Ottawa will throw First Nations a bone, but it’ll be hollow.”

Phil Eccelston, North Cowichan

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The Maple Bay Peninsula is sacred

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Take your cigarettes away from my lungs

Dear editor Re: the Jan. 11 Your turn piece “Smokers deserve a haven…” I have left many a bus shelter to stand in the rain, wind and snow because of one self-centred smoker. Smoking is optional. Breathing is not. Your right to smoke ends when my right to breathe begins. Lori Hamilton


Dear editor Some land is so sacred people will take enormous risks to protect it. So I became the caretaker of Paddy’s Milestone in Maple Bay where I was born. Two things made it possible to buy Paddy’s: a miracle and the forest road. If there had been a proper road and services, many people would not have been able to afford “our poor man’s waterfront,” as it is known, including myself. To be clear, we do need a safe small road. This does not require a big road. Some people think it’s funny that to protect the peninsula I’m advocating for a little park road out to Paddy’s and giving up the potential pro¿t of the big road coming through that will double or triple our property values — especially since Paddy’s won’t be affected by any new road. The 10 acres on a point is protected. But Maple Bay is not. It’s possible to love a bay and peninsula in such a way that one has no choice but to take the risk to protect the land. It’s possible to love democracy as passionately. We who knew about the proposed road should have warned you about negotiations regarding it a year ago. We didn’t because it was inconceivable to us that a road that would lead to development of more than 800 acres of mostly public-owned rare coastal wilderness could be possible without public consultation, reasonable time and access to all information for a public vote. We did nothing to stop the clear cut of Mt. Tzouhalem. We feel a certain responsibility for the destruction. We feel the same about the peninsula. Many people do. After the 1,000 protest votes and the courage of 100 business-owners who have taken a risk to defend the public right to vote, there is reason to believe in democracy. In the case of the Maple Bay Peninsula it will only happen if

s I waited my turn in Victoria to speak to the panel members at the Enbridge hearings into the proposed Northern Gateway Pipeline, my mind turned to the late Dr. Seuss. As you likely know, his stories were not just for kids. For example, his ¿ctional character, the Lorax, fought to protect trees from corporate greed. And now in real life, the Enbridge Corporation wants to build a pipeline to ship bitumen — a tar-like substance which can be re¿ned into oil — Andrew Leong from northern Alberta to B.C.’s West Coast. If it Fred Jimmy and Nigel Edwards were among a handful of members of the Cowichan Tribes who staged a peaceful succeeds, more than trees will be destroyed. If it succeeds, more fossil fuels will be burned, prelude to Sunday’s big Idle No More rally, Friday along Government Street. more greenhouse gases will be thrown into the we all show up. as individuals? Keep in mind that the CVRD air, and more aspects of our climate will become The North Cowichan council meeting today already bills south end users of the Island unstable. at 3 p.m. will discuss the peninsula. It could be Savings Centre for its capital reserve fund and This will mean more hurricanes, rising oceans, de¿nitive. We all need to show up. operations. and unbearable temperatures. These extreme Icel Jane Dobell Then, Councillor Al Siebring, in regard to weather events will destroy our environment, with Stoney Hill replacing the Island Savings Centre says our disastrous consequences to our economy. grandkids will thank us. Does Mr. Siebring reBut Big Oil wants a quick pro¿t regardless alize the CVRD plans to borrow an additional of predictions from science that building more Proud to be a dissident $23 million to build the facility in addition to fossil fuel projects, like this pipeline, will result Dear editor taxing us in advance for the ¿rst $38 million of in an unsustainable Earth. And powerful people I am thrilled the community has yet again its cost? The grandkids will be paying for that with unchangeable attitudes, like Prime Minister been vindicated about the ECO Depot, this mortgage. Stephen Harper, want to continue with, well, with time by the B.C. Supreme Court Justice Gaul’s The debt load in North Cowichan on Dec. 31, unchangeable attitudes. decision. However, many on the CVRD board 2011 was $22 million. Add on 2012 borrowing Only one supporter was allowed with me into the still choose to call members of the taxpaying for the curling club purchase, the municipal hearing; that’s right, the public is not allowed into community bullies, dissidents and on occasion hall addition, and diking, our debt load rises to this “public” forum. Even Victoria NDP member thugs. If doing our research, smiling and wavabout $890 for every resident in North Cowof Parliament Murray Rankin was prohibited when ing and asking people to inform themselves to ichan. That compares unfavorably to Campbell he tried to enter. the facts elicits the terms bully and dissident, River at $244 per person, Nanaimo at $422 per And the biggest craziness is that the Enbridge then I wear that moniker proudly! person, Port Alberni at $210 per person. If the hearing is supposed to be an assessment of the Angela Auchincloss CVRD is allowed to borrow, for the replaceenvironment, yet the most important environmencomments submitted at ment of the Island Savings Centre, with North tal issue in human history was technically not to Cowichan guaranteeing its portion of the debt, be discussed. As you might guess, I talked about Consideration lacking regarding our our debt will climb to about $1,350 per person. climate change anyway. Seems to me, Mr. Lefebure and Mr. Siebring, Before I spoke, I fantasized about using Dr. onerous debt load that you are creating a ¿nancial mess for future Seuss’ rhymes and story lines to tell the panel Dear D editor generations in our valley. That is not what the about all this craziness. North Cowichan Mayor Jon Lefebure says grandkids will be thanking you for! But I lack his zany talent. So I spoke plain Engw we have the biggest theatre on the island. Don Swiatlowski lish, in my usual blunt manner. T The mayor, while raving about the existing North Cowichan I told the panel members that climate change is a ffacility, is also not sure if the Island Savings showstopper for our society — science knows that “Should B.C. residents be allowed to opt out of smart C Centre should be replaced or maintained. Why meter installation?” it will destroy our children’s lives. I told them that More letters online tthen, is he supporting taxing us in advance for You answered: (61 votes) they had no moral choice: they must say “NO” to ssomething he can’t de¿ne the need for and this pipeline. I told them that I had been arrested Also, read fresh stories every day and share a admits is already more facility than is avail55 per cent YES stopping a coal train last spring — not because I your thoughts immediately through the comaable elsewhere on the island? Does the mayor am some radical eco-terrorist, but because we must ments function. bbelieve the CVRD should extort taxes for To vote on the next Question of the Week, log onto the phase out the burning of all fossil fuels if our kids at uunde¿ned purposes, earn interest on it, and web poll at are to have good lives. pprevent us from earning interest on our money At that point, the chairperson cut off my mike, claiming that even talking about peaceful civil disobedience was against the rules. So she shut me up. Would she have shut up the Lorax? 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adysmith will be joining the Cowichan Valley Regional Transit System in the fall. The B.C. government, the Town of Ladysmith and the Cowichan Valley Regional District announced Monday Ladysmith will be coming on board with B.C. Transit services replacing the existing trolley system with two 20-passenger community buses expected to provide 3,000 service hours per year. Another 1,100 annual service hours will be featured with Ladysmith connecting to Chemainus and the rest of the Cowichan Valley Regional Transit System. “Ladysmith is the largest community in B.C. yet to be serviced by B.C. Transit,’’ noted Ladysmith Mayor and CVRD board chair Rob Hutchins in a news release. “This is an opportunity to provide Ladysmith residents with fully-accessible vehicles and transit connections to communities south. We look forward to future partnerships with the Nanaimo Regional District to establish inter-regional transit service to the north. Parksville-Qualicum MLA Ron Cantelon added Ladysmith residents will ¿nd it easier than ever to connect to work, school and recreational activities through the new

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A dance? A sport? A martial art? Just call it capoeira At the Hub: Exotic Brazilian sport starting to grow in Cowichan Maeve Maguire

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hen Patty John started capoeira less than a year ago, she was nervous. At 41, John didn’t have the ability to accomplish even the simplest task demanded by the exotic discipline. “I was a little hesitant at the beginning. First, you had to clap and sing and I couldn’t co-ordinate clapping and singing,” she said. “Now I’m learning to play the berimbau.” If you are a little lost, you’re not alone. A Brazilian sport that combines music with acrobatic movement, capoeira could be described as a kind of non-contact musical martial art. It is just putting out its ¿rst tentative feelers

To get your kicks The classes at The Hub are on: Mondays : 5:30 to 6:30 p.m. kids, 6:30 to 8 p.m. adults Wednesdays : 7 to 8:30 pm. Beginners are always welcome and the first class is free. Visit or email Caju at to learn more.

in Cowichan. John is director for the Cowichan Station Area Association and Programmer at the Cowichan Station Hub, which hosts a capoeira program led by professor Caju, who teaches kids and adults in all its aspects. In November, the group celebrated with a three-day festival that included a workshop, a batizado or baptism to initiate new students into the group, and a graduation ceremony for advanced students. Capoeira masters from Vancouver Island and around the world attended. John said it was a great community celebration where a variety of capoeira styles were showcased. Capoeira begins with everyone standing in a circle called a roda. Three musicians, including the master or mestra, begin playing a wooden instrument called the berimbau. The beat is soon accompanied by a drum, a tamborinelike instrument and a bell. The master begins to sing traditional Brazilian capoeira songs. The master then invites two players to enter the circle where they interact through dance and acrobatic movements without touching. John said the one-on-one interplay is not choreographed. The technical movements involved in kicking, spinning, punching, hand stands and take downs are learned through practice, which John said is rigourous. “If you do it gracefully, it’s like a dance. You don’t know what someone else is doing so you need to be in tune with them. Someone attacks and the other defends. It should almost

Contra Mestre Simpson from Brazil and Professor Caju demonstrate a few martial art techniques, while instructor Parana plays the berimbau in the background during a Capoeira Workshop at the HUB. Andrew Leong

Charities will split $4,710 from the News Leader Pictorial’s annual Huge Book Sale your body is Àexible and you have no be synchronized when you do a kick and low squats. Pretty much every and the other person defends. There is no touching. You’re threatening more than anything else. It can be very graceful. “It’s a tough physical sport. It’s very much a balancing sport. Professor Caju teaches balance, moves, stamina, also the songs and the rhythm.” John said classes begin with learning and practising the Brazilian music played and sung during a roda. What follows is a workout to learn the combination of movements available. “We do cartwheels and handstands

muscle gets worked. You have to be creative as well. You’re not just using your body but your mind because you are tuned into somebody else.” A central aspect to the sport is community. John explained the sport is played in more than 100 countries around the world, and capoeirists ¿nd community wherever they travel. “If I were to phone the capoeira school in the Netherlands they would invite me in. There are several groups on the island as well.” John’s advice is to start young when

fear of getting hurt. “I will probably never perform Àips because I started too late. It doesn’t matter. There are people of all ages and shapes and sizes. It’s about having fun together and you just do what you feel you are capable of.’’ John encourages other to join the capoeira group at the Cowichan Station Hub. “It would be so nice to have more people, especially youth. It’s great for kids. It’s such a good sport. All the elements of music, dance, balance.’’

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500 people came, up from last year, and there was plenty to be had as many hands made light work. • Margaret Perry of the Chemainus Festival of Trees handed a cheque for $3,872 to Sylvia Massey and Rick O’Doherty of the Chemainus Harvest House Food Bank at the closing ceremonies of the Chemainus Gardens event. Funds were raised through tree sponsorship at the festival’s Christmas tree decorating contest, a silent auction and donations, including a $1,500 donation from Chemainus Gardens owner Len Wansbrough. • Alison Irwin passes along this cool tidbit about her husband’s latest achievement: Tony Irwin, a longtime retailer in downtown Duncan and now retired, added ‘author’ to his CV. His book, The History of Powel’s Men’s Wear, is available in the gift shop at the Cowichan Valley Museum. It traces the evolution of the store from the time when his grandfather was owner to the closing of the business in 2004. The Craig Street Brew Pub now occupies the store’s location at the corner of Craig and Government Streets. Exciting things happening for you, your friends or your family that you want to share with your community? Send me a quick email at editor@ We’d love to spread the word.

y the way, did you hear: • In the wake of the great New Life Church bed giveaway we told you about last month, Marita Judson wanted to pass along a few big thankyous to Tracy Hamilton of Sun FM, Roger Parker of Duncan Moving and Storage, and Linda Gray of Village Green Mall, all of whom played a huge role in getting the beds out to the people who needed them. • Count Rita Goudie of Parksville among those singing the praises of the warmth of the Warm Land. Caught in a snowstorm on her way to Brentwood Bay and afraid of the Malahat she decided to take the Mill Bay ferry across to Brentwood Bay. First in line, she was met with a “Cash Only” sign and she had none. She related her troubles to the next person in line. This stranger gave her the cash for ferry fare, said “Merry Christmas” and would not hear of any arrangements for repayment. “I want to let everyone know that her name is Hilary and she is from Duncan and that she restored my faith in human nature,” Rita writes. “Thank you once again Hilary, I will tell this story every Christmas from now on.’’ • Nancy Rizk passes along a big thank you to all who played a vital part of the 2012 Howie George Christmas Day Lunch. She says about


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Local advisor writes the script for making small business work out small businesses,” he said. “They are the backbone to our economy.” Rettich says his background in the performing arts gives him a unique perspective on the business world. In Great Performances readers will discover effective tips they won’t ¿nd in any other book. “Understanding structure and working with other people is not mutually exclusive with its relationship with creativity. I know that the more you practise the better you get,” he said. “This book tries to be inspiring but also gives people the tools to work with.” Rettich started as a blogger and turned his articles into a book. In addition to blogging and writing he is also a public speaker. Luckily he follows his own advice about time management. “It kills me when people say, ‘Oh I’ll just ¿nd the time.’ I don’t know where you ¿nd more time, in a tool box?” Rettich said. “I talk about that in my book, you can’t manage time, just your priorities.” So far, Rettich has had positive feedback from readers and critics. Part of his success is his time management advice. “The area people have commented on really positively is …time and manag-

Great performances: Clemens Rettich offers tips and tricks for prosperity Caitlin McKay

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lemens Rettich is in the role of his life. But he’s not as an actor, he’s a business coach. And now the Cowichan advisor-turned-author is sharing his act with others in his new book Great Performances – The Small Business Script for the 21st Century. Rettich takes the reader through a journey he hopes will end at a more prosperous business. “The focus is on a mix of trying to create something that is inspiring but it’s also got tips and tricks that are very practical,” Rettich said. Rettich said he wrote this book for small business owners who are struggling to make their business more pro¿table or they just have some room for improvement. “I’m a huge believer in small businesses and I’m passionate about that world. I love the street ¿ght and helping

Cowichan Business Coach Clemens Rettich launches his new book, A Celebration for Small Business, at the Old Firehouse Wine Bar in November. Andrew Leong

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CSS drama class tackles difÄcult farce Review: Scapino! farce a lineheavy lesson for committed Cowichan High actors Peter W. Rusland

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John Lithgow, centre, takes the title role in Arthur Wing Pinero’s The Magistrate.

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Air Theatre, London), and broadcast live on the Cowichan Theatre’s big screen, Arthur Wing Pinero’s play is described uproarious Victorian farce. “In a similar vein to the National Theatre’s smash-hit classic comedies, She Stoops to Conquer and London Assurance, The Magistrate is sure to have audiences doubled up with laughter,” the promotional material states. The Magistrate will be screened Thursday, Jan. 17, starting at 7 p.m. Tickets are $23.50, with discounts for seniors, students, and children. Call 748-7529 for more.

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testy ¿eld of farce was bravely plowed by Cowichan secondary actors during Thursday’s opener of Scapino! in Maple Bay’s Neighbourhood Play-

house. Director Roz Roome’s cast produced droll results using the script by Frank Dunlop and Tim Dale. The play’s promo material promises “comedy is the greatest escape.” Maybe so, but Scapino! failed to get far on its laughs. That’s because farce is among the hardest genres to mount; it needs precise timing, expression and deft dialogue to deliver the intended humour. That didn’t happen often enough Thursday as the cast waded through a swamp of lines amid absurdist action and a sit-com plot set in Italy. That said, Scapino! did have its moments, reÀecting the character Scapin from commedia dell-arte times. Scapino (Robyn Fortunat) depicted the witty rascal who befriended plenty of naive villagers while duping well-heeled fathers Aragante (Finn Coogan) and Geronte (Myles Mellson) out of money by ¿bbing about the safety of their respective dandy sons: Ottavio (Liam Lindsay), and Leandro (Keygan Hankins). As in 16th-century versions involving Scapin, Scapino slides from situation to situ-

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Scapino (Robyn Fortunat, right) bamboozles Argante (Finn Coogan) while waitress (Holly Moroz) takes their order, and bum Carlo (Kyle Mellson) shines Argante’s shoe during Cowichan High’s farce Scapino! ation in apparent but harmless sel¿shness. As a lead, Fortunat’s Scapino needed more vocal volume and expression to be really convincing. So did Jay McDonnell in her turn as gypsy Zerbinetta. Still, morals about gullibility, lying, egotism, and forgiveness poked through by play’s end. Standouts included Lindsay’s jaunty Ottavio, Hankins’ playboy Leandro, Mellson’s Geronte, and Kyle Mellson’s depiction of freeloading boozing bum, Carlo. One funny scene saw Geronte squirm into a baggy, clothe sack to hide from various


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bad guys conjured by a salami-swinging Scapino. Frogmen Ottavio and Leandro, waddling around in wetsuits, was comical too. A cool touch came as females performed the Cup Song by tapping big plastic glasses, and clapping. Ultimately, Cow High’s Scapino! played like a nonsensical Shakespearean work of modest note. Scapino! continues at 7:30 p.m. Jan. 17 to 19 at 6759 Considine Ave., in the former Maple Bay school. Farcial play rating: 7 sacks out of 10.


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A good voice is an asset. A strong stage presence certainly helps. But mostly what organizers of the third-annual Vagina Monologues are mostly looking for is women passionate about supporting women. “Last year, many of the cast mentioned how glad they were to be taking part in this benefit production as a contribution to the local beneficiary which once

again will be Cowichan Women Against Violence Society,” event spokesperson Pattrica Greenwell said in an email. “We have some returning cast members, but are still needing new blood to round out the cast.” “Last year V-Day Cowichan raised over $6,500 for CWAV. CWAV is totally on board with us again this year, helping to organize preshow events, speakers and the gallery display for February, titled The Art of

Healing; The Healing of Art.” Auditions for the Cowichan Theatre’s benefit production are scheduled for Jan. 16 between 3 and 8 p.m. at the theatre. No acting experience is necessary to audition. Register by email with your name, contact information and preferred time: The Vagina Monologues will be performed Feb. 16.

PORTALS allows Cowichan to peer into future of art StudentWorks: Eleven Cowichan artists mount multi-media show hosted by arts council’s youth outreach program Peter W. Rusland

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eeding Cowichan’s arts menu with young talent is the aim of StudentWorks. The multi-media show, spiced with fresh work from 11 local artists, runs to Jan. 26 at PORTALS gallery at the Island Savings Centre. Patrons can sample painting, dance, sculpture, music, photography, printmaking and installed work by pupils hosted by the Cowichan Valley Arts Council’s Youth Outreach Program. “These young people have been so supportive of each other,” said the program’s Wendy Robison. Her view was quickly backed by comments from several proud artists at PORTALS Saturday. “It’s helpful for our portfolio, receiving some arts supplies, and if you want to go into an arts career this show’s helpful to develop your creativity,” said printmaker Eilisha Huston, 17, of Island Oak High School. Her ¿ve self portraits lining one wall were Àanked by a collection of photos from lensman Ben Ingham, 16, who was mentored by News Leader Pictorial master-shooter Andrew Leong. “Having your work in the spotlight is an opportunity none of us have had before,” the Cowichan High hoop-scorer said. “It’s an amazing opportunity for young artists from our area to get their work out there. “This show is one of the few events where our art isn’t understated and undervalued.” Painter Shiyu Huang agreed. “Being a student, it’s not really common for young people’s art to be appreciated.” But the arts council aims to trumpet teen talent through mentoring and money gained from program sponsors such as the TD Bank, said CVAC boss Judy Brayden.

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Photographer Ben Ingham with his still life Addiction (top); Eilisha Huston with her series of Äve handprinted self portraits (left); and Shiyu Huang with her oil work Rendition of Self Portrait, all part of the StudentWorks exhibition in PORTALS.

“Our goal is to get students’ portfolios to a professional level by the end of Grade 12,” she said, noting January is StudentWorks month. “Our main criteria is a (student) commitment to this project.” Parental approval is part of that commitment too. Pupils work independently, during a two-

year stint with CVAC, on artwork outside of school classes, sports, music and other pursuits. CVAC members provide critiques, advice on framing and curating, mentoring and more - with impressive results. “People are surprised high school students can be be so creative,” said Robison. “The Wall is just stunning,” she said of Kelsea Moore’s installation, mask and print masterpiece ¿lling PORTALS’ back wall. Fernanda Ramirez, 16, a Mexican exchange student, and Àamenco dancer, studying at Queen Margaret’s School, was stoked about

showing her costumed dance skills. “They’re recognizing all of the different art styles. We’re not the same age or country, but the arts council is recognizing all of us.” Other youth artists in the program include monologue-installationist Lahna Lampson, oil painter Adrienne Saari, songwriter Hannah Morten, painters Kate Lischeron and Amberlee Bartlett, and sculptor Shane Batten.

VSO offers Gershwin, by one of Canada’s Änest


month after reaching cosmic heights, the Cowichan Symphony Society is settling for merely legendary. Hot on the heels of last November’s acclaimed Tafelmusik Orchestra’s space-themed Music of the Spheres, the society is bringing back its staple act, the Victoria Symphony, to indulge in the work of the legendary George Gershwin. “All are invited to chase away those winter blues with a fantastic performance of Gershwin’s Rhapsody in Blue, to be played by one Ian Parker will perform George Gershwin’s Rhapsody in Blue with the Victoria of Canada’s greatest living pianists Ian Parker, states the society’s promotional material. Symphony Orchestra on Friday. “Magnetic, easy-going and delightfully

articulate, Parker captivates audiences wherever he goes.” Born in Vancouver to a family of pianists, Parker began his studies at age three. He holds both Bachelor and Master of Music degrees from The Juilliard School, where he was a student of Yoheved Kaplinsky. While at Juilliard, the Canada Council for the Arts awarded him the Sylva Gelber Career Grant, which is given annually to the “most talented Canadian artist.” The ¿rst prize winner at the 2001 CBC National Radio Competition, Parker has also won the grand prize at the Canadian National Music Festival, the Corpus Chris-

tie International Competition and the Montreal Symphony Orchestra Competition. At Juilliard, he received the 2002 William Petschek Piano Debut Award and, on two occasions, was the winner of the Gina Bachauer Piano Scholarship Competition. In addition to Gershwin, VSO conductor Tania Miller will also put her charges through popular romantic classics by Rimsky-Korsakov (Capriccio Espagnol), Bartok (Miraculous Mandarin Suite) and Borodin (two Polovtsian dances from Prince Igor). The music will ¿ll the Cowichan Theatre, Friday, Jan. 18, starting at 7:30 p.m. Tickets are $40. Call 748-7529.

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Wednesday High Society: dramatic rockin’ soul and blues band, 8 p.m., Duncan Garage Showroom, 330 Duncan St., $15 advance $17 door. Aglow Meeting: New Life Community Church, 1839 Tzouhalem Rd., 6:30 p.m. The Journey Through: Providing support for young people ages 13 to 19 dealing with the death of a loved one. Call 250-748-0232 for info and to register. Ongoing until March 27. Cowichan Valley Camera Club: Meets second Tuesday, third and fourth Wednesday, 7 p.m., September through June at Mellor Hall, Cowichan Exhibition Centre.


Parent & Child Mother Goose, Alex Aitken Goes Waddling: for babies, young children (0 to 4) and their parents, 9 to 10:15 a.m., Alex Aitken Elementary School, Duncan. Parent & Child Mother Goose in Mill Bay: for babies, young children (0 to 4) and their parents, 10 to 11 a.m., Mill Bay Elementary School, Mill Bay. Zandra Burns: gracing our stage with a full evening of her soulful renditionst, 7:30 p.m., Duncan Garage Showroom, 330 Duncan St., $15 advance $20 door.

Saturday Donizetti’s Maria Stuarda: Cowichan Theatre 9:55 a.m., Tickets: adult: $26, senior: $24, student: $22,, child: $15.50, eyeGO: $5. Travels with Avis: reading and ongoing art show, reading at 1 p.m., Cowichan Theatre Lobby.

Parent Information and Support Meeting: for parents who have a school-aged child with extra learning and/or support needs at Cowichan High School 7 to 9 p.m.

Jupiter Jill: alt/country/ rock, 8 p.m., Duncan Garage Showroom, 330 Duncan St., $12 advance $15 door.

Jon Bryant: two-time iTunes Indie Spotlight Artist, 8 p.m., Duncan Garage Showroom, 330 Duncan St., $12 advance $15 door.

VI Film and Entertainment Cooperative: annual general meeting at the Cowichan Library at 1 p.m.



Journaling Through Grief and Loss: support group on grief and journalling, facilitated by

published author Ray McGinnis, 2 to 4 p.m., Duncan United Church, 246 Ingram St., Duncan. Call Kathie Fielding to register at 250746-6043. Hannah Morten: Local young singer/songwriter with guest, 2 p.m., Duncan Garage Showroom, 330 Duncan St., $10 advance $12 door.

Monday Harpdog Brown with Brandon Isaak: Blues harmonica and vocals, 8 p.m., Duncan Garage Showroom, 330 Duncan St., $15 advance $20 door.



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Reel Alternatives: Screening Monsieur Lazhar. Cowichan Theatre 7 p.m., Tickets: $12.

The Cowichan Symphony Society PRESENTS IN ITS 57th YEAR


National Theatre Live Best of British theatre broadcast live in HD around the world

George Gershwin Tania Miller, Conductor Ian Parker, Piano

Borodin: Polovtsian Dances Gershwin: I’ve Got Rhythm Variations Gershwin: Rhapsody in Blue Bartok: Miraculous Mandarin Suite R. Korsakov: Capriccio Espangnol

Friday, January 18, 7:30 pm Symphony sponsored by: HW Wallace

Cowichan Ticket Centre 250.748.7529 Adult $40 Student $20 eyeGO $5

The Magistrate Academy Award nominee and Tony Award-winner John Lithgow stars in Arthur Wing Pinero’s uproarious Victorian farce, directed by Olivier Award-winner Timothy Sheader

Thurs. January 17 7 PM

LIVE AT THE MET Donizetti’s bel canto masterpiece


Swan Lake

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Tickets: $23.50 - $15.50

Maria Stuarda

Sunday January 27 7:30 PM “lyrical, attractive, accessible... a crowd pleaser” ...Globe & Mail Adult: $42 Student: $36 Group (10+): $32 eyeGo: $5

Sat. January 19 9:55 AM Conductor: Maurizio Benini Starring: Joyce DiDonato Elza van den Heever Francesco Meli Joshua Hopkins Matthew Rose Tickets: $26 - $15.50 COWICHAN TICKET CENTRE 250.748.7529 2687 James Street, Duncan BC V9L 2X5


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ATTENTION TO DINGHY OWNERS At the Cowichan Bay Fisherman’s Wharf (Government Dock) Cowichan Bay, BC You have until February 15, 2013 to come into the Harbour OfďŹ ce and ID your dinghy to the Harbour Managers. After that date, all unidentiďŹ ed dinghy’s will be sold. The Harbour ofďŹ ce is open daily, 9 a.m. to 1 p.m.

A senior citizen lady has lost (just before Christmas) an Island Savings envelope containing $500 cash that is desperately needed. If found PLEASE turn it into the Duncan RCMP on Canada Ave.

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YATES, Sam It is with great sadness that the children of Sam Yates announce his passing on Jan 4, 2013, at age 81. Sam leaves behind daughters Valerie & Trina, son Darren (Brenda & grandson Tyler), and brother Don (Kozy & niece Janice). Sam is predeceased by wife Joan (2007), and daughter Karen (1978). Sam was always a man of the sea, and the most happiest and content by the water. He spend most of his life on the ocean, guiding as a very young boy in Cowichan Bay and salmon ďŹ shing and crabbing every chance he could. He spend countless hours hunting with his Springers, and ďŹ shing on the rivers edge. As a young man, Sam served in the US navy, enjoying his days on the sea while gaining lifetime friendships and memories. His working days were spent falling trees for Mac & Blo, then later moving indoors as a powersaw mechanic in Lake Cowichan. In the later years, he battled cancer twice, ďŹ nally loosing, ďŹ nally at peace. Dad requested no service, so please raise a glass to him and ďŹ nd comfort in knowing he treasured every one of his friends, he was a true gentleman we all adored. If inclined, please donate in Sam’s memory to the BC Cancer Society. FIRST MEMORIAL FUNERAL SERVICES

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Surrounded by her children and ggrandchildren, Tillie peacefully ppassed on to join her loving hhusband of 66 years, Sandy, who ppassed away in January 2010. Tillie was raised on a farm outside oof Prince Albert, Saskatchewan as oone of 13 children. She is survived bby her sisters, Josie, Denise, Paulene and Marlene; and her children, Linda (Rick) Lamont, Sandra (Duanne) Larson, Paulette (John) Hemstalk, Janice (Rudy) Dewaal; nine grandchildren and ďŹ ve great grandchildren. Tillie had a life full of love and laughter, and shared her heart openly with all that were near and dear to her. The family would like to thank the staff at the hospital for the wonderful care that mom received, and Rev. Dale Huston for his kindness and support. Please join the family for her service at St. John’s Church, Jubilee Street, on Friday, January 18 at 1:00 pm. Tea to follow at the hall.

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COOKE, David Eric Timothy With heavy hearts we announce the sudden passing of David Eric Timothy Cooke at his home in Duncan, BC. Tim was born in Duncan at Cowichan District Hospital April 2nd 1967 to Roy Cooke & Dian Johnston. Tim grew up in Youbou & Lake Cowichan. Tim lived with a passion for music and immense love for his family and friends. Always happy to lend a hand or tell a joke Tim brought great pleasure to all of us. Tim’s proudest accomplishment was being a father to his two children. Tim is survived by his daughter Julie-Anne, his son Kristopher, their mother Denyle Adams. His father Roy Cooke (Dolly Anderson) his mother Dian White. His sister Cindy Seeley (Chris), half-sisters Starleen Elliott (Jim), Debbie Carle (Cal), step sisters Karen Anderson Coleman, Michelle Anderson. Tim will be missed by many aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews, cousins and friends. There will be a celebration of Tim’s life held at the Youbou New Hope Community Church. From 1-5pm on Saturday, January 19th. Flowers gratefully declined. If so desired memorial remembrances may be made in Tim’s memory to the trust fund set up for his children at the Scotia Bank account # 71100 00120 25. Online condolences may be offered at

H.W. Wallace 251 Jubilee St. 250-701-0001 COLK, Lorraine Doris July 12, 1919-December 21, 2012 Lorraine Doris Colk passed away peacefully at age 93, with her son Carl at her side, in Cairnsmore Place, which was just a few blocks from her family home built by her beloved husband Albert George Colk (predeceased in 1977). She is survived by her daughter Alma Santosuosso (Antonio of London, Ontario), son Carl (Gail), three grandchildren (David, Steven, Deborah), and numerous nieces and nephews. Born in Winnipeg, Manitoba, to Carl and Josie Christensen she was the eldest daughter of six (Bill, Ken, Lorne, Elaine, Diane-all predeceased). She loved the arts, especially ballet and was an early member of the Winnipeg Ballet. She danced in Swan Lake as a member of the corps and also did the makeup for the ensemble. She belonged to the famous Winnipeg Speed Skating Club and was an award-winning speed skater. In 1943, she moved with her family to Victoria, BC, and was employed at Signal Bridge in Esquimalt as a coder and cypherer. After the war, she came to Duncan and worked as a bookkeeper for Richardson’s (which later became Butler Brothers Lumber). This was where she met her soul mate, Albert (Ab), a carpenter. They were married in February of 1947. Lorraine attended the Duncan United Church and began a lifelong commitment as an active member of the church serving on many committees and teaching Sunday school. The family home was a meeting place for friends and family. Lunch after church each week was a special event as friends gathered to eat and talk. She loved to bake and her home, with its chiming cuckoo-clock, was a regular meeting place for the FIS church group. She was an active member of the cancer society. FIRST MEMORIAL FUNERAL SERVICES

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the Director of Civil Forfeiture unless a notice of dispute is filed with the Director within the time period set out in this notice. A notice of dispute may be filed by a person who claims to have an interest in all or part of the subject property. The notice of dispute must be filed within 60 days of the date upon which this notice is first published. You may obtain the form of a notice of dispute, which must meet the requirements of Section 14.07 of the CFA, from the Director’s website, accessible online at civilforfeiture. The notice must be in writing, signed in the presence of a lawyer or notary public, and mailed to the Civil Forfeiture Office, PO Box 9234 Station Provincial Government, Victoria, B.C. V8W 9J1.


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In the Matter of Part 3.1 (Administrative Forfeiture) of the Civil Forfeiture Act [SBC 2005, C. 29] the CFA NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN THAT: On July 7, 2012, on Highway 1 near Christie Road, in or around Ladysmith, B.C., Peace Officer(s) of the Duncan RCMP seized, at the time indicated, the subject property, described as a 1994 BMW 325, BCL: 096PXC; VIN: WBABF4328REK13304, on or about 11:51 Hours. The subject property was seized because there was evidence that the subject property had been used in the commission of an offence (or offences) under sections 344(b) (Robbery) and 267(a) (Assault with a weapon causing bodily harm) of the Criminal Code of Canada. Notice is hereby given that the subject property, CFO file Number: 2012-1311, is subject to forfeiture under Part 3.1 of the CFA and will be forfeited to the Government for disposal by


EQUIPMENT OPERATOR II School District No. 62 (Sooke) requires an Equipment Operator II. The Sooke School District is located on the western boundaries of Victoria on Southern Vancouver Island. The district employs approximately 900 educators and support staff to provide a full range of services to approximately 8,500 students. For full job descriptions/required qualifications, you may visit: Please submit a cover letter & resume, including the names & telephone numbers of at least two references, by Friday, January 25, 2013 to: Dawn Coughlin, Human Resources Assistant, 3143 Jacklin Road, Victoria, BC V9B 5R1, Fax: (250) 474-9893, email: Qualified candidates may also submit their application online at make Please ensure scanned documents are clear and legible. We thank all applicants for their interest, however, only those candidates selected for further con-


ACCOUNTING /OFFICE MANAGER The applicant must have dealership accounting, payroll experience and a working knowledge of Excel and Word. Please send resumes attention: Sean Hebdon, General Manager Metro Toyota Duncan 6529 Trans Canada Hwy, Duncan V9L 6C2 Fax: (250) 748-0700 Email:

REQUEST FOR QUOTATION Payroll Clerk required to join our dynamic fast paced environment. Your skill set should include strong organization and time management skills, attention to details, excellent communication skills, computer literate, accounting knowledge, payroll experience is an asset, must have the ability to work under strict deadlines. Fax resume 250-956-4888 or email Closing date January 23, 2013.

ELECTRICAL INSTRUMENTATION, CONTROLS & PROGRAMMING SERVICES The Cowichan Valley Regional District (CVRD) wishes to contract a primary Electrical Contractor who has the qualifications, experience, facilities, and operations with which to supply the Water Management Division with the majority of its electrical instrumentation, controls and programming requirements. RFQ documents may be obtained from the CVRD's Engineering & Environmental Services office at 175 Ingram Street, Duncan, BC or can be viewed online at Any inquiries may be directed to Gord Bonekamp, AScT., Senior Engineering Technologist, at (250) 7462530. It is the sole responsibility of the proponent to check for Addendums via the CVRD’s website; if the proponent has not left contact information with the Engineering & Environmental Services Department office.



The Inland Group is an industry-leading group of heavy truck and equipment dealerships in business since 1949 with 1,000 employees and 22 locations in North America. The Dealer Manager of our Nanaimo location has responsibility for the growth and prosperity of the branch, market share growth, customer and employee retention and the profitability of each department in the dealership. Preference will be given to candidates with several years experience in the heavy truck and/or heavy equipment industries. A post secondary degree or diploma is preferred along with proven leadership skills. Further details can be found under Canada, Job Opportunities at Resumes and covering letters should be emailed to Lori Willcox at or faxed to 604-608-3156 EDUCATION/TRADE SCHOOLS

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Bid packages may be emailed to or dropped off at 175 Ingram Street, Duncan, BC, V9L 1N8 until 2:00 pm, February 1, 2013, with the envelopes clearly marked “Engineering & Environmental Services RFQ - Electrical Instrumentation, Controls & Programming Services”. The lowest, or any, bid will not necessarily be accepted. The CVRD reserves the right to reject any and all bids COWICHAN VALLEY REGIONAL DISTRICT 175 Ingram Street, Duncan, B.C. V9L 1N8 Phone: (250) 746-2500 • Fax: (250) 746-2513

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Chief Administrative Officer The Mayor and Council of the City of Duncan are seeking an energetic, positive and innovative Chief Administrative Officer (CAO) to lead the staff of the City. Duncan is located on Vancouver Island in the heart of the ‘Warmland’ – the Cowichan Valley, midway between Victoria and Nanaimo. This compact city offers high quality of living and is the commercial centre of a trading area serving a population of 75,000 people. Please see websites as follows: Reporting to the Mayor and Council the CAO will provide strategic leadership to the staff, steward the organization efficiently with sustainable practices, and assist Mayor and Council and the community with the implementation of their vision. The successful applicant will be a strong confident professional who has experience in successful collaboration with Council, Business, and Community Representatives who will assume total responsibility for the operation of the City, coaching both Council and Staff and acting as a trusted partner to a busy Mayor. Strong credentials in local government, finance and administration, a good track record of sound inclusive decisions, and demonstrated people skills in mentoring and training will be very important to the recruitment committee. An MBA, MPA or similar degree would also be helpful. A full profile, job description, salary and benefits is available from the Consultant as is the opportunity to discuss the position. Candidates should submit their application in confidence to: Jim Craven James R Craven and Associates Ltd. telephone 250-744-9455 Please include at least 3 references Closing Date: February 4, 2013

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$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). CENTRAL CHEMAINUS oceanview modern 2 bdrm, 1000sq ft grnd lvl, 5appl, private patio, wi-fi, prkg, $1,000. Avail Feb 1. NS/NP. Call 250246-4313 or 250-210-2580. CENTRAL DUNCAN- Lovely 1 BDRM suites in seniors oriented building, heat included. NS/NP. Please call Art, 250-746-7241. CENTRAL LOCATION, Bachelor, 1 & 2 bdrms, balcony, F/S, hot water, parking, pet considered, $525$850/mo. Call 250-748-7764. COWICHAN BAY Arms adultoriented 1 bdrm condo, 1715 Prichard Rd. Appls & hot water incld. N/S, No pets. $650/mo. Refs. (250)746-5237. 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.

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DUNCAN, 2 bed condo, 5 appl’s, N/S, cat ok. Feb 1st. Ref req. $800. (250)597-0011

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MOBILE HOMES & PADS DUNCAN- 2 BDRM mobile, storage room, covered deck, on farm. $750. F/S, W/D. Available Jan 15. Call (250)748-4859, leave msg.

DUNCAN DOWNTOWN, character house with large shop, private fenced backyard on Howard Ave. Oil/electric/wood heat, 3 bdrm, 1700 sqft., 1.5 baths, F/S, W/D, DW. Cat ok. N/S, ref’s. Avail Feb. $1350 + utilities. (250)746-3656 DUNCAN, large newer 2 bdrm, upper oor, 3 appl’s, shared laundry. Avail now. $1100 incl’s hydro. Pet considered. Ref’s req. (250)737-1613 DUNCAN, NEAR Hospital, mobile home for rent in quiet adult park. Pets ok, call for details. (250) 246-8318. DUNCAN, open concept, 4 bed, 3 baths, gas fp, 4 appl’s, patio, storage, large yard, greenhouse, park & middle school nearby. N/S, small pet on approval, no partiers. Avail now. $1300 neg. 250-743-4025 FIRST TIME renting, 1400 sq.ft, 3 bdrm home with air conditioning. $1300/mth. Located south of Duncan near Whippletree Junction. Available Feb.1st, 2013. Call 250-701-2386


HOMES FOR RENT COBBLE HILL, 2 bdrm mobile on acreage, F/S, W/D hookup, large deck, small pet considered. Possible board for 1 horse. $850/mo. Available now. (250)743-5046 CROFTON, OCEAN view, beautiful 3 + BDRM 2-story home, 1.5 bath, double garage, N/S, N/P, avail immed, ref’s req’d, $1275 mo. Call (250)746-7935. DUNCAN: 2 bdrm, 1 bath, lrg private fenced yard, walking dist to all ammen. Freshly painted, lrg covered patio, open oor plan. Incld’s appls, $1100+ utils. (250)746-0241.

DOWNTOWN DUNCAN 2500 sq.ft. 6 separate ofďŹ ces, reception, conference area & kitchen, 2nd oor, AC,. $1175/mo. 604-820-8929. DUNCAN, ofďŹ ce/retail, downtown 950 sq.ft. ground oor, completely reno’d. Reception area, 3 ofďŹ ces. $1050/month. Avail now. 604-820-8929 PRIME OFFICE Space for lease, Coronation Ave, Duncan. 1200 sqft, parking, wheelchair accessible. (250)2171944










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COBBLE HILL. Bright, clean, 1 bdrm suite, $600. Hydro & water included. NS/NP. Refs req’d. (250)743-8166. COWICHAN BAY 1 Bdrm suite, bright, mountain & ocean view, ns/np, Util./Internet incl. $750. 250-748-2810. Crofton: 2 bdrm basement suite, W/D, partial hydro included. Separate entrance, large yard, newly reno’d. $800/m. (250) 331-1465 Douglas Hill- ocean views, 1800sq ft, 1bdrm w/ den, storage room, walk-in closet, 2 baths, lndry room, woodstove, D/W, own entry, 5 appls, $900 + 1/3 utils. 250-743-3507.


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Wednesday, January 16, 2013

Girls tough on Vanier

Towering Junior T-Birds face ultimate challenge

Just short: Fourth-quarter fatigue makes a difference

Emerald tournament: Four of the top five teams in B.C. entered Don Bodger

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owichan Secondary School’s senior girls’ basketball team returned from the Christmas break full of vim and vigor. Cowichan went up against Frances Kelsey last Tuesday and won handily 83-23. “The Kelsey girls, as it turns out, were folding after the game as they are having trouble ¿elding a team so everyone on our team played with some of the non-starters getting signi¿cant Àoor time,’’ noted Jim Nugent, co-coach of the Cowichan team with Michelle Keserich. Katie Porter was the leading scorer with 22 points and Allie White chipped in 16. Strong defensive performances were turned in by Sam Jory and Chelsea Dunaway. Cowichan also played well in a tighter game at Cowichan Secondary School Thursday, but lost a close 6052 decision to Vanier. Vanier jumped into a 13-point lead early but Cowichan closed the gap to four by halftime. The T-Birds inched ahead at one stage of the second half,


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Strom-arm tactic is used by Chelsea Dunaway of Cowichan to drive around Kendra Lee of Vanier Thursday at Cowichan Secondary School. Vanier won 60-52. but Vanier still clung to the four-point lead after the third quarter. “In the fourth, we started to get tired and just could not get our shots to fall,’’ noted Nugent. “The girls hung in to the very end, impressing everyone including the Vanier coach. “Michelle and I are very proud of

the girls and impressed with the effort they are putting forth in playing and trying to understand the game.’’ White led the way in the team effort by Cowichan with 19 points along with numerous blocks and rebounds. Porter netted 17 points and contributed several key assists.



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Cassidy Fernandes Being an indoor hockey goalie requires agility and additional skills that Cassidy Fernandes acquires from other sports. “For indoor playing goalie, it’s easier with the gymnastics because I’m more balanced and I also play soccer so I can kick the ball really hard when I’m a goalie,’’ said Fernandes, a Grade 12 Cowichan Secondary School student who just turned 17 on Jan. 5. She started doing gymnastics at age 10 and has been to provincials the last two years on the school team, with a third time pending this spring. Fernandes has played soccer since she was six and is currently with the U17 Silver Cowichan Lion Hearts while also suiting up for the school team in Grades 10 and 11 and soon in Grade 12. She’s made some great strides in indoor and outdoor field hockey. “I started last year,’’ Fernandes, who went straight to the goalkeeping position, said of the indoor game. “My mom was a goalie. It’s really hard. You face a lot of shots.’’ She occupied a forward spot in the outdoor game for the Cowichan Secondary team that surged to second in the provincials. “Last year, we didn’t even make it to provincials,’’ she said.



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owichan Junior Thunderbirds ¿gured they’d might as well ¿nd out now where they stand with the best junior boys’ basketball teams in the province. The ninth-ranked Junior T-Birds went to the prestigious Emerald tournament at Vancouver College where four members of B.C.’s top ¿ve were among the participants. “It was a huge tournament, for sure,’’ said Cowichan co-coach Graham Scargall. The players responded to the challenge, he felt, although there’s always more work to be done. “I thought the guys did a good job,’’ said Scargall. Cowichan faced Burnaby South that went into the tournament ranked No. 1 in B.C. in its ¿rst game and lost 46-32. “We did a good job defensively from keeping them from scoring,’’ said Scargall. “We just had a little trouble scoring ourselves.’’ Josh Charles led the offense for Cowichan with 13 points while Jordy Frost added nine. Cowichan played Oak Bay, one of the three teams in the tournament not ranked in the top 10, in its second game Saturday morning and won 46-37.

Charles was the top scorer again with 17 points. Jeevan Sall added six off the bench and Tyler Hudson was a rebounding kingpin while notching ¿ve points. “Just as a team, our defence is pretty stingy,’’ said Scargall. “We just need to work on opening up the offense a bit.’’ Terry Fox was the opponent for the TBirds’ ¿nal game and it went in the books as another victory, 56-46, behind the 27-point scoring explosion of Charles. “He’s pretty hard to stop when he gets rolling,’’ said Scargall. Travis McDonald (11) and Frost (10) also reached double ¿gures, as the three players accounted for all but eight of Cowichan’s points. Scargall is looking for continued improvement from the team, especially because it has a built-in asset. “Our team is a very big, physical team,’’ he said. “We’re not currently playing our best ball against the top teams. One or two more hoops and they’re a lot closer games.’’ Scargall expects working on how to run the offense will pay dividends by the time the season reaches the home stretch. Another big test awaits the junior T-Birds this week at the North Shore Invitational. The 16-team tournament features plenty of other Lower Mainland heavyweights like Pitt Meadows, Kitsilano, St. Thomas More and Handsworth.




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Wednesday, January 16, 2013

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Challenge makes Chargers better

Brentwood beaten by Lambrick foes

Junior basketball: Keeping pace with opponents a tall order in B.C. Christian tournament

Spartan semiÄnal: Island rivals sure to cross paths a few more times during the basketball season

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onsidering the level of their experience, the host Duncan Christian School Chargers took great satisfaction from their performance in the B.C. Christian junior girls’ basketball championships. Games were played at DCS and the Island Savings Centre. The 12-team event featured some very strong junior girls’ teams. DCS had just one Grade 10 player in its lineup, captain Samantha Davison. The rest of the team was composed of Grade 8 and 9 players. Some of the teams were stocked exclusively with Grade 10s. The majority had a mix of Grade 9s and 10s. DCS is also a single-A school while many in the ¿eld were AA or AAA. With the odds stacked against them, the Chargers played their hearts out and ¿nished the tournament strong with a victory

after a pair of losses. “We’re basically a brand new team with three returning players,’’ said DCS coach Michelle King. “The girls played exceptionally well. I’m very proud of them. They just rose to the challenge. The growth over that tournament was amazing.’’ Paci¿c Christian School won the championship by defeating M.E.I. of Abbotsford in the ¿nal 35-29. After being out matched by a taller and more experienced Credo Christian team from Langley in its ¿rst game, DCS played much better against a Grade 9 Paci¿c Academy team from Surrey. After a slow start, DCS gained con¿dence in the second half during a 31-16 loss. Juliet King led the scoring with 10 points. DCS ¿nished with a 30-17 win over Carver Christian, as Rachelle Van Boven scored 10 points. Danielle Groenendijk, Emily Harder, Juliet King and Davison, chosen as a tournament all-star, all had four.

Don Bodger

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Smooth move is made by Sam Davison of Duncan Christian to Änd some inside space on Hannah Allison of Credo Christian during the B.C. Christian junior girls’ basketball tournament Friday at the Duncan Christian School gym.

ld acquaintances haven’t been forgotten. The Spartan Invitational senior boys’ basketball tournament in Victoria featured another celebrated battle between Brentwood College and Lambrick Park. “We’ve had a great rivalry with them the last few years,’’ said Brentwood coach Blake Gage. Lambrick got the upper hand this time in the semi¿nals 77-69. Brentwood didn’t have the luxury of as much of a break before facing Lambrick after a tough 75-70 win over Spectrum in its opening game. “It was pretty much back-toback games,’’ said Gage. “We had a decent game with Spectrum. It took us a long time to put them away. “We sat for one game and then played right away with Lambrick.’’

The traditional post-holiday break always takes teams a while to get back in the swing of things. Brentwood had a 20-point lead on Spectrum with about ¿ve minutes left and Gage went to his bench to give more players some action. The lead whittled down quickly. “They kept pressing and kept their starters on and I didn’t,’’ Gage pointed out. After the Lambrick loss, Brentwood closed out the tournament with a 53-41 win over Vanier for third place. “Our goal was to lock them down defensively in the second half,’’ said Gage. “We did.’’ Claremont topped the standings behind the efforts of MVP Mason Loewen. Jordan Charles of Brentwood was named to the tournament all-star team. Gage was impressed with the two-way play of Shalev Sharabi. “He competed really hard the whole tournament,’’ said Gage. “Defensively, he jump-started us as well.’’

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Wednesday, January 16, 2013

The Final Countdown: slide show of top 20 athletes

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Olympians Kyle Hamilton and Hilary Stellingwerff did a lot of smiling at the Cowichan Valley Youth Athlete of the Year luncheon at Shawnigan Lake School. Hamilton, a 2008 Beijing Olympics gold medalist in rowing, and Stellingwerff, a 2012 London Olympics 16th-place finisher in the 1,500 metres, posed for photos

with the top 20 valley youth athletes in attendance after speaking to them about their careers in athletics and the trials and tribulations of reaching the ultimate sporting stage. Find this story under to view a slide show of all the presentations.

Plenty of shots, but not much offensive production Goal patrol: Hard work by young players sure to produce results eventually DDon Bodger

Jung and the Youngbloods Mikael Jung and the Youngbloods sounds more like a cool name for a rock band. But it more aptly describes the Cowichan Valley Capitals. Jung is the last 20-yearold left in the lineup after the Caps sent Teal Burns to Alberni Valley for future considerations and Keyler Bruce to Victoria for future considerations and Garrett Skrbich at the B.C. Hockey League trade deadline. Jung is expected to return from injury this week.

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amie Waddington’s goal came on such an easy tapin it made you wonder why there wasn’t more where that came from for tthe Cowichan Valley Capitals. Waddington converted a rrebound from the edge of the ccrease into a wide-open net Sunday against the Chilliwack S Chiefs, but it turned out to be the C oonly goal the Caps scored in two B.C. Hockey League weekend B hhome games following a 7-2 lloss to the Clippers in Nanaimo Friday. F The Clippers shut out the Caps 33-0 Saturday in Duncan and Waddington’s lone tally was all W tthe offense the Caps could mus-

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Combat zone results inside the Caps’ blueline, as Caps’ defenceman Jarrett Brown tangles with Chilliwack forward Luke Esposito.

ter in a 2-1 loss to the Chiefs. “We’ve got to get more offense,’’ conceded Waddington, a BCHL rookie who played last season for the Vancouver North East Chiefs in the B.C. Major Midget League. Waddington has become a key part of a revamped Caps’ lineup. “We’re a pretty young team,’’ he said. “We’re just progressing, a slow start at ¿rst, but we’re working hard. Wins will come.’’ Still, the outcome of games like the outing with the Chilliwack Chiefs have become a continual source of frustration for the Caps. “It’s always tough to lose the one-goal games,’’ said Waddington. “They’re probably the worst.’’ The Caps worked hard for most of the game and, other than getting bottled up in their own end for a couple of long shifts, showed they’re capable of playing with teams much higher in the standings like the 24-12-1-1 Chiefs. The Caps dropped to 9-23-13 with the loss and coach Jim Ingram has lost track of how many times his team has lost by one goal, but it’s in the range of 13 or 14. “We worked hard all three games,’’ said Ingram. “We may not have executed things the way we wanted. We struggle to score goals. We have to work hard for everything we get. “As long as the effort is there, that’s all we can ask for.’’ Rylan Bechtel and Grant Nicholson, newly-appointed captain after Keyler Bruce was traded to Victoria, had the goals for the

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You don’t argue with Jayson, but the Caps’ Tyler Mueller gives it his best shot, above, during a close-in chance on Nanaimo goalie Jayson Argue Saturday at Cowichan Arena. Right, Caps’ Kyle Horsman takes a shot at Chilliwack’s Tanner Burns Sunday. Caps in Nanaimo. Patrick Spano made his ¿rst start in goal after just joining the team and was beaten for all seven goals but bounced back with a great effort against Chilliwack. Ingram is happy with the goaltending Spano and Connor LaCouvee provide for the team. In other personnel news, Dave Johnston is no longer with the Caps as an assistant coach. Aaron Plumb remains as the lone assistant to Ingram. The Caps host Vernon Saturday at 7 p.m.

Goaltenders face heavy workload in trio of Islanders’ losses Don Bodger

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ough times continued for the Kerry Park Islanders last week with losses in three straight Vancouver Island Junior Hockey League games. The Islanders were on the road last Thursday in Nanaimo where they lost 2-1 to the expansion Buccaneers. Braden Lundahl scored the lone goal for the Islanders in the second period.


Standing on guard: Jane and Hospes under the gun by trigger-happy players Islanders’ goalie Jackson Jane kept the game close with 48 saves on 50 shots and earned the nod as the second star. The Islanders picked up a point Friday night at Peninsula in a 3-2 shootout loss to the Panthers. Kyle Peterson scored a pair of power play goals for the Islanders in regulation time. Ben Meek replied with both goals for the Panthers. In the shootout, Connor Krupa and Peterson were both stopped by Peninsula goalie Stephen

Heslop. Will Finlay and Nathan Looysen ended it quickly for the Panthers with scoring shots on Islanders’ netminder Jordan Hospes, who was otherwise spectacular with 53 saves on 55 shots in 65 minutes of work, including a scoreless ¿veminute overtime. Ironically, the Islanders had their most lopsided loss at Kerry Park Arena Saturday night, falling 8-3 to the Comox Valley Glacier Kings. The game was tied 2-2 at the 14-minute mark

of the second period when Kyle Peterson scored for the Islanders on another power play. Jordan Crisp put the Glacier Kings ahead in the last two minutes of the second period and that opened the Àoodgates. The Glacier Kings scored ¿ve unanswered goals in the third before Krupa intervened with the Islanders’ ¿nal goal in the last minute. Brendan Gowanlock opened the scoring in the game for the Islanders. The Islanders are home to Campbell River Thursday and Peninsula Saturday.


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