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A Cowichan rally in support of the Idle No More movement that unfolded on Boxing Day is set to be repeated Sunday in the parking lot of the Quw’utsun’ Cultural Centre, in the wake of today’s Native leaders’ meeting with Stephen Harper.

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owichan Tribes’ concerns about mouldy homes, soaring suicide rates, environmental protection, violence, and treaty inaction come home to roost at Sunday’s Idle No More rally near Duncan. “This opens the door,” said Evelyn Thomas who, with Gus Wilson, organized the 1 p.m. event sporting speeches and songs that could draw hundreds to the Quw’utsun’ Cultural Centre parking lot. “Lots of people are voicing their concerns on issues happening around here: bad housing, suicides, bullying, and gangs. This creates space for people to speak about their concerns on these issues.” The local Idle No More action will follow today’s scheduled meeting between hunger-striking Attawapiskat Chief Theresa Spence and other national chiefs,

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Idle No More: Organizers hope demonstration will spark action addressing issues of poverty with Prime Minister Stephen Harper and some of his ministers. Their talks will also address what Native elders call deplorable living conditions on reserves — plus jobs and stalled treaty talks, such as the Hul’qumi’num treaty covering Cowichan people. “It’s time to quit talking and start making things happen to honour treaties,” was Thomas’ message to Harper after she got Cowichan elders’ blessing for Sunday’s traf¿c-controlled rally. “One of the elders heard treaty discussions have been going on for 25 years. This (INM) action is to get it all settled, and ¿nd solutions to each reconciliation.” John Koury, Cowichan’s former

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federal Conservative candidate, said his party’s committed to working with Aboriginal leaders and ¿nding answers to serious issues surfacing through the Idle No More actions. “The federal government has demonstrated its willingness, and is committed to work together to solve long-standing issues such as treaty talks. “In the meantime, the feds are working closely with the Assembly of First Nations, and local First Nations, to improve infrastructure and education on reserve, and enabling tribes to be self-suf¿cient through economic development,” the North Cowichan councillor told the News Leader Pictorial.

“This is happening now in NanaimoCowichan. I think there is more common ground here than meets the eye when we begin to talk about mutual, bene¿ting interests.” That’s also the hope of Cowichan elders, signalled Thomas, 32. “We met with them (Wednesday), and they were very happy we spoke with them as many didn’t understand what was happening,” she said. Her elders were also upbeat about leaders from Cowichan’s ¿ve tribes — including Chief Harvey Alphonse — plus a Metis elder, being invited to speak about various local issues affecting Native folks.

A megaphone was also being arranged for public comments, while drumming teams and the Cowichan Spirit Drummers were also expected to attend Sunday’s Idle No More gathering, Thomas said. Cowichan’s message is that “we are in support of what the (INM) movement is, and that it’s not just a First Nations’ issue but a Canadian issue.” A local one too. “Gus and I went to different community agencies and invited them,” she said of the Cowichan Intercultural Society, House of Friendship’s youth group, and Tribes youth program. Thomas said she’s been educating herself about Native and environmental rights for years. “We live off the land and water, and there’s already a huge increase in ¿sh-kill numbers. Without protection of our land and water, we’re going to lose more and leave nothing for future generations. “I want something to be left for my children and their children.”

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Holdout o ready to join south end in the pool The last significant remaining holdout in the Cowichan pool war appears poised to dive in. A month after the CVRD announced a deal to sink the controversial two-tier payment system for residents of Mill Bay, Cowichan Bay, Shawnigan Lake and Cobble Hill, Area E (Sahtlam/Cowichan Station/ Glenora) is ready to follow suit. Director Loren Duncan said his area’s taxpay-

ers will contribute $2.67 per $100,000 of assessed property value to the Cowichan Aquatic Centre if North Cowichan exempts them from the two-tier fee system. In an email to cowichannewsleader.com, Duncan said he anticipates North Cowichan will accept the offer, which will then be subject to Area A resident approval through the alternate approval petition process.

Because the process could take six months and delay implementation until 2014, Duncan also offered to fund 2013 contributions through a grant-in-aid. “I am ready to go tomorrow, if North Cowichan wishes to welcome Area E residents into the fold, on the trust that all will end well with the service establishment process and that funds will be forthcoming then from the grant-in-aid allotment,” he said.

Cargo ships in a Cowichan holding pattern Waiting it out: Vancouver backlog drops anchor on the Cowichan coast

Worst offender gone: Light and noise pollution not welcome in all corners of Cowichan Bay Don Bodger

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he biggest culprit for noise and lights has been removed so complaints about freighters anchored in the Cowichan Bay area aren’t being heard as

frequently. It’s not a Cowichan Valley Regional District issue, but Cowichan Bay representative Lori Iannidinardo received plenty of feedback from residents unhappy with the racket created by the numerous freighters that are part of a long queue waiting to load either grain or coal in Vancouver’s Burrard Inlet. The Aqua Princess from Greece was the worst offender and it ¿nally got moved by the Chamber of Shipping, a non-pro¿t group from Vancouver that’s been dealing with the slew of foreign ships currently scattered in domestic waters. “They’ve done a good job for us with that particular one,’’ said Iannidinardo. “They have to respect the coastal communities. “Their generators ran 24/7, the lights and everything. The Princess was so annoying.’’ Iannidinardo said residents in the Kingscote Road area dealt with the brunt of the concerns pertaining to noise, lights and air quality. “I’m quite a ways from Kingscote. I actually heard it and I can see the light.’’ A smaller vessel has since been put in the Aqua Princess’ place. Iannidinardo said it isn’t unusual for freighters to be backlogged in Cowichan Bay this time of year. “It’s weather dependent,’’ she said. Damage to a coal dock in Vancouver is holding things up even more, so the backlog isn’t expected to ease anytime soon. “Everyone’s in queue and they’re all in queue to get to Vancouver,’’ said Iannidinardo. “Cowichan’s a last resort. Nanaimo is full, everyone’s full.’’ Dan Daigle lives on Kingscote and said it’s been a nightmare since before Christmas trying to ¿nd out who was responsible for resident disruptions emanating from

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noticeable inÀux of container ships has dropped anchor off the Cowichan coast recently to wait out a backlog at the Port of Vancouver. Yoss Leclerc, harbourmaster and director of operations and security with Port Metro Vancouver, said delays were due to “a combination of factors.” PMV is the largest port in Canada, Leclerc said. In 2011, the port’s three Metro Vancouver locations were visited by more than 3,000 deep-sea vessels transporting 122 million tonnes of cargo. Payloads are loaded and unloaded 24 hours a day, seven days a week via PMV’s 28 terminals, Leclerc added, but factors such as weather and Nick Bekolay cargo availability occasionally A number of container ships dropped anchor off Saltair and Chemainus last week to wait out a backlog at Port Metro Vancouver. Yoss Leclerc, harlead to delays. bourmaster and director of operations and security with PMV, said delays were due to “a combination of factors.” While ships wait for availthe freighters’ presence. He spent six days Bay, Daigle said. He said a new ship merce across the Paci¿c.’’ able berths, Leclerc said they phoning around trying to get some answers showed up Monday just before 11 p.m. “It’s not I don’t want the freighters,’’ drop anchor in Indian Arm, and received a constant runaround. that created a disturbance. stressed Iannidinardo of the commerce in English Bay and in the The Nanaimo Port Authority told him “If you’ve ever heard an anchor dropbene¿ts. harbour. to phone the Ministry of Transport. The ping, it’s like a freight train coming But the other problems with noise, light “But from time to time,” Ministry of Transport told him to phone through your front room,’’ Daigle said. and air quality need to be controlled. Leclerc said, “some ships the Nanaimo Port Authority. “They keep saying these are anchorAnd there are still people who, quite might use the (Vancouver He was eventually directed to Steven ages that have been around for a long frankly, like seeing the ships on the water. Island) anchorages.” Brown from the Chamber of Shipping. time. They’re not the same. They’re so “I’ve had emails complaining now that Turnaround time for vessels “There’s no one that will categorically close. They’re so tight in there.’’ I’m complaining about the freighters,’’ depends on their size and the state we’re in control of these ships,’’ said Daigle sees the constant freighter traf¿c said Iannidinardo. type of cargo they’re designed Daigle. in the region as just the tip of the iceberg. “Most of them are a dull roar,’’ said to carry, Leclerc said. Daigle also put in calls to the Duncan“The point of it is shipping is growing Daigle. “The lighting is becoming more “Some vessels can be in and North Cowichan RCMP, but was told it on the Paci¿c Coast and it’s continuing to of an issue than the diesel generators.’’ out in 24 hours,” he added, couldn’t do anything because it only has grow. The problem is going to continue The lights leave kind of an orange “while other vessels take two one boat available for the entire island. to get worse.’’ glow, he said, and ships seem to be to two and a half days.” Daigle said he left a message with MP Problems are going to result just dropping anchor more often at night than Leclerc said port staff aims Jean Crowder and heard from her a day because the anchorages are being used during the day. to have vessels loaded and later. more often, Daigle said. “I’m starting to feel the biggest probunloaded “as fast as possible, “She said this has been a problem for “One, they’re unmonitored. Ships that lem is we’re not on top of the situation,’’ in a safe and secure manner,” ¿ve years.’’ don’t want scrutinizing will use them said Daigle. but catching up on delays There are about seven or eight anchorand, two, there is a lot more traf¿c. It’s a Anchorages need to be changed, he will depend primarily on ages between Cowichan Bay and Mill phenomenon of growing trade and comsaid, and border security tightened. weather.

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everal questions are being raised after a child was bitten by a dog in the North Cowichan dog park Monday. Jessica Lacasse said her daughter Amiya Lacasse, who turns three in February, suffered ¿ve bites on her leg and foot after being attacked by a husky/malamute on Monday. An investigation into the incident is currently being conducted, said of¿ce manager Judi Burnett of Coastal Animal Services, whose company is contracted by North Cowichan to provide animal control services. Despite posted signs about an age limit of 10 for entering the dog park with the animals, Burnett said she sees that as more of a common sense issue. “I think the onus still lies with us as the dog owner to make sure everyone is safe,’’ she said. Witness statements have all been

taken and the information needs to be sorted out before arriving at any conclusion or recommendation. “We don’t have the ¿le information from the RCMP,’’ said Burnett. “The investigation is pending. We have been in contact with all the parties.’’ Jessica Lacasse said she took her daughter and the family’s purebred boxer to the park around noon. “There was nobody there when we got there,’’ she said. People slowly started to arrive and Lacasse said a lady who pulled up got her attention because her leashed dog was barking and growling and clearly eager to break free. Lacasse said the owner dropped the leash and proceeded through the entrance to her right. “The dog charged my daughter. She was off doing her own thing.’’ Worried that the dog would playfully knock her daughter over, Lacasse started walking toward her daughter to pick her up. She said the dog thrashed her daughter so she kicked it several

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oundation Skills Assessment tests being administered this month in public schools remain a sore point for the Cowichan District Teachers’ Association and other B.C. Teachers’ Federation members across the province. The literacy and math skills tests for students in Grades 4 and 7 are going ahead, but seem destined for a revamp for a variety of reasons. “I understand the BCTF has called for randomized testing,’’ said CDTA president Naomi Nilsson. “It does make a lot of sense. It doesn’t disrupt the classroom learning that’s going on.’’ Nilsson knows all about that from her years in the classroom. With randomized testing, she added, “what I do see happening is schools or classes would ¿nd out certainly in September they won the lottery, if you will.’’ One of Nilsson’s concerns pertains to the timing of the tests. “So many factors go into these tests,’’ she said. “Some of the curriculum in these tests isn’t going to be taught till June.’’ Then there’s the age-old question of how the Fraser Institute factors the test scores into its school rankings. “It doesn’t mean the teachers aren’t trying the best they can,’’ said Nilsson of the test’s effects on rankings. “It doesn’t mean our students aren’t trying the best they can.’’ Societal factors just add to the complexity of the situation for Nilsson. Depending when the tests are taken, and whether students are able to have a proper nutritional meal beforehand, can also weigh heavily on the results. B.C. Education Minister Don McRae conceded changes are being consid-

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he Àap about the safety of the Chemainus River rail bridge is something Island Corridor Foundation executive director Graham Bruce would just as soon have us ignore. But it should be a stern reminder of the precarious state of the E&N rail line and a clarion call to the powers-that-be about making an appropriate investment into Vancouver Island rail before it is too late. The Dayliner is not running anymore because the line is not safe enough to risk human lives on regular, high-speed commutes. That situation has existed for some time. And with every passing day the E&N Governments moves closer to the point of it being rendered useless to even the small handneed to stop ful of freight customers making use of playing and it today. And while the dribs and drabs of fundgo all in ing that have dribbled in from various governments are nice, and may still result in an $18.2-million upgrade that may see the Dayliner return later this year, they remain just “go play” money when stacked against the upgrade of well over $100 milion that is needed to truly get the track, well, back on track. And Bruce remains the taxpayer equivalent of an investment capitalist desperately trying to generate at least the appearance of enough real progress to get this project over the hump and on the rails. The sad thing is too many people are still looking at the track as an investment in nostalgia, rather than the forward-thinking opportunity it is. Clean-running ef¿cient rail is a superior alternative to the choke of highway traf¿c and Vancouver Island residents need that opportunity. Governments think nothing of investing billions in highways that may become cart tracks in two generations. Enough playing around. They need to make a full and ¿rm commitment in this. Our grandkids will thank them for it.

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Seeing both sides of: kids at public dog parks The case against

The case for It may come as a shock to some, but kids are people too. And like people of other ages they love their pets and need a place to let them get out and romp. Dogs in this kind of environment can just as easily decide to go after adults or other dogs. This issue is one of owners who should be controlling their animals. Put the onus where it belongs.

Shiloh, a Äve-year-old West Highlander visits Somenos Creek Dog Park with her owner Joyce Bell.

Idle No More mantra needs to apply to all of us Paul Fletcher

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so dislike politicians these days. Local conservative-loving politicians have suggested I hate only Stephen Harper Conservatives. I may dislike the Harper government more than its opposition counterparts but I do not hate it as some local conservative-striped politicians have been suggesting. People who sing the same song as me aren’t using the hate word either but I have noticed politicians using the hate word more regularly to discredit opposition rather than offering solutions. Hate is a long way from dislike, but hate is where politicians seem to want us to go as the government of the day practises divide-andconquer tactics. Opposing sides are responding, as expected, by moving farther apart and becoming more vitriolic in their commentary towards each other. Maybe we should be arming ourselves as

we move to be more like America? This week’s press leak, questioning Chief Theresa Spence’s — not Indian Affairs’, nor the Harper government’s — role in the whole Attawapiskat issue was a typical devious political move to deÀect the public’s interest in the chief’s hunger strike and the recent rising up of the Idle No More movement. Facebook friends were quick to ask “is this true, are the reports telling us the truth?” This is how fast opinions can change in this media-driven environment. Watch Sun News if you want more ‘be calm’ reporting from the conservative/corporate front. Fortunately this tactic failed miserably for most who follow the political scene closely. For many of us, this move was almost expected, as leaks have become a strategic way to redirect the public and media’s interest in issues. If anything, this tactic has further strengthened the opposition movement as media manipulation is seen as indicative of weakness. Press leaks, lies, misrepresentations, waste and ignorance all seem to be gaining a stronger

There is a reason the sign at the North Cowichan dog park says kids under the age of ten should stay out. The park is full of excited canines that can sometimes forget themselves in the excitement of enjoying the great outdoors. The key here is understanding the park is for pets, not people. And if people are going to get in the way, well, they should just read the sign.

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foothold in political of¿ces at all levels. It seems our politicians are too busy looking after themselves rather than the country and that worries me. Canadians don’t like this style of politics and it is not helping us ¿nd solutions for the issues that plague our country. Leadership is desperately needed, not yes men to corporate handlers. All politicians are to blame for this as we watch them heckle each other and dance for the cameras. It makes great television for ¿ve minutes every night as the Conservatives defend their actions and the opposition cries shame, shame. It sure sets a good example for the rest of us. Canadians should also be held accountable for where we are at now. Too long we have sat in a quiet majority, paying little attention to the politicians as they undermine and undercut important programs and laws that took decades to implement.

Our disinterest and disdain for the Canadian political process has brought us blindly, but willingly to the brink of dictatorship Canadian style. The Idle No More movement is about all of us. It may be attributed to our Native cousins at this moment in time but it reÀects the growing unrest being stirred by the antics of politicians who no longer listen to the people but dance to the drum beat of industry. The Occupy movement was the ¿rst round. Idle is the second, and there will likely be a third round as concerned Canadians do not see change anywhere on the horizon. The stakes are the highest they have ever been. Now would be a really good time to try a new approach.

Paul Fletcher is former Duncan city councillor who writes monthly in the News Leader Pictorial.


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Should there be an opt-out option for BC Hydro’s smart meters? “Yes. I think we were good with the old meters. Smart meters are more technically sound, but someone said they got a $700 bill for a home with no power running.”

Kaley Powell, Duncan

“Absolutely. I’ve done lots of research on them and they put out so much radiation as an electromagnetic pulse. Hydro should have spent the money rebuilding its infrastructure.”

Toby Nilsson, Ladysmith

What do you think? Log on to www.cowichannewsleader.com and answer our Question of the Week. Results will be published in our next edition.

Legal suites a good idea, but parking must be considered

Smokers deserve a haven in Duncan bus shelters

Dear editor Re: legalizing secondary suites in North Cowichan. Finally, something coming out of council that makes good sense. However, one consideration that needs to be taken into consideration is parking. Presently, vehicles park everywhere, on both sides of the streets turning even wide boulevards into single lane bottlenecks. If secondary suites are to become the norm, there needs to be suf¿cient on-lot parking to avoid the congestion and clutter of homes with too many cars. Terry Groves, Duncan

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Stoney Hill is an active logging area

Dear editor Re: Stoney Hill. Let’s get the facts out there. This pristine wilderness is an active logging area being logged for the third time. The road will allow public access to the new Sansum Point Park. Property owners will be paying 80% of road construction costs. All we want is to be able to travel to our homes on a safe road. It is that simple. Wendy Macpherson comments submitted at cowichannewsleader.com

People deserve access to their property

Dear editor I think people would agree every resident of North Cowichan should have safe access to their homes and access to basic utilities. With the current situation we have neither a safe road, access to any utilities, and must pay $500 to a private individual for a key to a locked gate in order to drive to our properties. Access to the keys is at the sole discretion and whim or the gate owner. As a community we voted to bear the cost of upgrading and enhancing the road and purchasing a right of way so we could enjoy basic road service. One of the byproducts of opening this road is the the entire North Cowichan community can enjoy this unique and special place for the ¿rst time. The Land Conservancy of B.C. just handed ownership of a 128-acre property in this area to Cowichan Valley Regional District. The CVRD turned it into parkland for current and future generations. This is public land now, but the public cannot visit it with the

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Duncan ÄreÄghter Thomas Michieli was among a crew of about a dozen that responded to a fully involved car Äre of a Duncan taxi on Allenby Road at approximately 12:15 p.m. on Wednesday. current gate in place. The defence used by some who oppose the road enhancement is that by allowing the public access to the area, people will come and visit and destroy the natural beauty. These people want to maintain elite and exclusive access to an area that is public. This road is a good solution for everyone except the small percentage that want to keep the area for themselves. I believe we should share the beauty of this area with everyone and allow owners unrestricted access to their properties. Jeff Dalgliesh comments submitted at cowichannewsleader.com

CVRD needs to apply restraint to budget process

Dear editor The CVRD Board of Directors will shortly begin work on the region’s annual budget. The budget impacts us all because governments do not have money. We, the taxpayers, have the money and we use our money to fund through our taxes the services we require. Expectations usually exceed available resources hence for each new or enhanced service sought there is a cost, a cost paid for by uus by increasing our taxes which has become tthe norm. Some budget increases are fully jjusti¿ed, i.e. funding our new hospital. Other rreasonable budget increases might on occassion be necessary to meet, for example, safety rrequirements in our public facilities. Other less rrelevant activities and their attendant increases aare more dif¿cult to justify. Over time some of tthese activities have become deeply ingrained iin the budget. Whether these activities conttribute to the public’s well being is debatable. IIncreasingly, taxpayers feel these activities and

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related cost tend to satisfy the aspirations of vocal special interest groups and/or the political goals of some board members. We, the taxpayers have obligations. Besides paying our taxes, we need to make our concerns with rising taxes known to our elected representative. We also need to support our representatives in their endeavours to apply restraint to the budget process. Their objective must be to hold the CVRD budget increase too less than 2% and the same goes for our property taxes. If holding the budget increases to this level means eliminating some activities and services, then welcome to 2013! Joseph Gollner Shawnigan Lake

Chair should be apologizing, not spinning ECO Depot decision

Dear editor Rob Hutchins, your comments about the ECO Depot are disappointing and unworthy of you. Please quit spinning and just tell it like it is for a change. You were wrong. I daresay you will not release your legal advice because any lawyer would have told you that two-plus years ago. Your board tried to bully and bafÀe your way through the ECO Depot debacle and you should all be ashamed of your conduct. How about a suitable apology? Richard Hughes comments submitted at cowichannewsleader.com

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got on the bus recently and got a belated awful Christmas present. The driver, who is really a very nice person, took great pride in pointing out city council had passed a bylaw saying it is now illegal to smoke cigarettes at a bus shelter. I am an avid smoker and, like most Canadian citizens have rights. I ¿nd my rights have gradually been eroded by political correctness. In 1991 I had a breakdown and was committed to the Eric Martin Pavilion. I was discharged out on the street with no money, no family, no house, and no job. As I was an out-of-work 51year-old with a mental health label, I did not see much hope of landing a good-paying job. I found Sombrio Beach. There I could live with a bunch of squatters who had less money than I did. At ¿rst, I was the rich person on the beach. Eventually, however my U.I. ran out. Being upper middle class, I was too proud to ask for social assistance. This period of my life was rather stressful and I really needed cigarettes. I found as long as I had a quarter to offer to buy a cigarette I could get one. Sometimes, I could go in to a coffee shop in Sooke, have several cups of tea, several cigarettes, and come out with my original quarter. I lived in Victoria in the 1990s when my right to smoke started to be eroded and you could not smoke in public buildings. I found the best place to go bumming cigarettes in Victoria was in the legislative buildings. People like Corky Evans could be caught in the washroom and I could guilt them into giving me a bribe of a cigarette to shut me up. The Press Gallery was also a very good place to get cigarettes. I could go on about how I was banned from Lake Cowichan, right after I was married, for the whole summer of 2007. I was arrested for picking up butts. They told me It was unhygenic. In the fall of 2007, I gave up smoking for three or four years. In February of this year my doctor tried to have me committed to the fourth Àoor. They did not have a bed for me on the fourth Àoor so I spent a couple of days in emergency and a few days on the surgical third Àoor. I never even used the bed they found for me on the fourth Àoor. It was quite stressful and I started smoking again. Things have changed. Smokers are now an embattled co-fraternity. I no longer need a quarter (actually the going rate now is 50 cents). I can just ask for a cigarette and usually get one. In fact, during the past month I asked for one cigarette three separate times and was given a full pack. One of the best places to bum cigarettes is a bus stop. People always light up while waiting for a bus. I do not plan to stop smoking at bus shelters. The people who passed the bylaw do not know anything about public transportation and how things are at bus stops. Probably the last time they took a bus was their last day at school. If anyone is so concerned about my secondhand smoke at a bus stop they can bloody well go and stand out in the rain themselves. They can catch pneumonia as they dial 911. Gerald McVeigh is a Duncan resident.


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Doc says do your part to help prevent Cowichan from becoming meat in virus sandwich Peter W. Rusland

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ash your hands, keep them away from your face, and avoid others who seem sick. That’s the Àu- and bowel bug-ducking prescription from

the island’s medical health ofÂżcer as Cowichan seems sandwiched between outbreaks of Ă€u and norovirus. While the valley’s had no outbreaks of either virus, Dr. Paul Hasselback signalled Monday news of either, or both, bugs arriving here wouldn’t be surprising. “Norovirus is on the south and north island,â€? he said of the bowel

B), and the pandemic H1N1 strain. “They’re well covered by the vaccines,� Hasselback said. But norovirus is a blacker bug. “It tends to become widespread in a community,� he said of the “aggressive� malady that’s become “persistent in recent years.� “It’s not infrequently found in schools,

bug causing vomiting and diarrhea, “and inĂ€uenza is sporadic on the island, with one case reported in Nanaimo.â€? He corrected some recent press reports inĂ€uenza boasts bowel upset. “Flu is generally coughing, sore muscles, and a fever.â€? This year’s Ă€u shots cover the Victoria (H3N2) strain, plus Brisbane (inĂ€uenza

then spread back to families, and into workplaces.� CBC-TV has reported more than 3,500 con¿rmed cases of Àu this year, and climbing. Those numbers can be much higher as many folks haven’t presented at hospitals or doctors’ of¿ces where the virus can be con¿rmed through lab results.

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weekly compilation of facts, ¿gures, and fascinating Cowichan culture: • I’m looking forward to seeing South Island Musical Society’s version of Oklahoma! next month. Of special note is Dr. Graham Brockley who got into his lead part by having his hair permed to play — who else? — lead Curly. • Nice seeing Cowichan actress Ali Liebert continuing her starring role as Betty McRae on Global TV’s prime-time war-era series Bomb Girls. The Frances Kelsey grad — taught by former drama teacher Roger Carr — depicts a troubled,

homosexual factory worker in the series second season, that also stars Oscar-nominee and former Cowichanian Meg Tilly. • Valley songsmith Paul Ruszel, of Jane’s Way’s band, plays a Nanaimo house concert Jan. 26, featuring his award-winning tune Love This Town. Ruszel’s number Little By Little is a Àagship fundraiser for the What If? Foundation, helping feed folks in earthquake-ravaged Haiti. Ruszel has opened for local visitors Stephen Fearing, Ken Hamm, Ian Tamblyn, and the late, great Willie P. Bennett. Call 250591-4530. • Cowichan watercolour queen Jennifer Lawson has packed her brushes for a three-month artist-in-resi-

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ichan Culture Counts. Visit culturecounts.ca. Also, call 250-746-1633. â&#x20AC;˘ Shawnigan artist Irene Fedun is working on a watercolour version of a threatened elk herd shot with a camera last year by News Leader Pictorial master lensman Andrew Leong. Fedun, owner of Duncanâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Vanity Hair, expects to complete her horizontal work this year.

Mr. Brent Winnitoy of Aquafun Family Pools & Spas Ltd, Duncan, B.C, has been elected as President of the Pool & Hot Tub Council of Canada for a one year term of ofďŹ ce. Mr. Winnitoy has been in the industry since 1988 and a member of the Council since 1992. He served as Vancouver Island chapter President for several years and as such was a member of the National Board. Aquafun Family Pools & Spas Ltd. is an award winning pool designer and builder operating in the Cowichan Valley. Mr. Winnitoy has earned the CertiďŹ ed Building Professional level with the NSPI/APSP. The Pool & Hot Tub Council of Canada is a not for proďŹ t organization representing the interests of designers, builders, retailers,suppliers, distributors and service companies in the pool and spa sector.

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dence stay in Bermuda. The noted painter was tickled to hear my late dad, William G. Rusland, was a bartender at the pink-sand isleâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s landmark Princess Hotel in the early â&#x20AC;&#x2DC;50s. Jenniferâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Facebook page will sport updates about her working trip. Fruits of her semi-tropical sojourn will also grace her Log House Gallery, April 26 to 28, during the Cowichan Valley Artisansâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; Tour. â&#x20AC;˘ Valley artists of every stripe and genre should register their efforts on the arts councilâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Âżrst artist census called Cow-

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Artist hedges nothing as he explores poetry David Martinello’s creative spirit is explored in his fresh book of poetry called Hedged Nothing. The Cowichanian calls 167-page Hedged “a poetic journey of self-actualization in regards to the human project.” Folks can find out why during Sunday’s 4 p.m. book-launch reading at Duncan’s Old

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Firehouse Wine Bar, 40 Ingram St. “The collection is a philosophic, culturally textured perspective of contemplations,” he said of his 15 years worth of poems “essentially written in a bubble.” His creative investigation was also seen in his imaginative pieces at Duncan’s former Points Art Gallery run by Martinello between

2010 and 2012. His exhibits showed how immersion in the arts is an important tool for awareness “informative to an understanding of character, materials and methods in cause for celebration.” Martinello can be reached at 250-7012771, or visit damartinello.com.

Pop-up gallery goal is to Äll downtown Duncan’s dead frontage with art No vacancy: Artists adding colour and life to gaps downtown Peter W. Rusland

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work. Painter Lynn Harnish explained the picture-packed pop-up, across from Monk’s Of¿ce supply, is a win-win for everyone. “It’s better for the whole core,” she said after weeks of sales by her and a dozen other artists in vacant space owned by Chad Gurski. “This way is better than paperedover windows — and a better vibe for down“It’s better for town Duncan.” the whole core.” The pop-up gallery concept — installing art into unused stores — started in London, spread to New York, and reached Duncan in Novem-

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nbr, she said. “Response has been unbelievable. Even people who don’t like contemporary art are coming in. “We sell work almost every day. There’s not enough representation of contemporary art in the valley.” Harnish applauded Gurski — and other valley artists wanting pop-up exposure — for seeing the bene¿ts of art over vacancy. “We hope all landlords see the vision and bene¿ts of pop-ups,” she said, unaware of when she and her colleagues must move their work from Gurski’s space and into another empty place. “We can give references to other landlords.” Harnish’s paintings were Àanked by those of Roxanne Nunweiler, Juvie Rebelo, Darren Rebelo, Alana Harnish, Ray Ekstrom, Vittoria Xylia, Brad Allen, Pamela Jamieson, Norma Jackson, and Tammie Hunter. The Pop-Up Gallery on Craig still has work hanging. It can be seen by calling 250-246-6704. Artists’ work will possibly pop up at another local space by April, Harnish said.

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Friday Ryan King & Company / The Small Town Villans: two musical acts where original is the norm. 8 p.m., Duncan Garage

Art Opening: Jeffrey Birkin’s Lucky 13 exhibition opens 2 to 4 p.m. at Gallowglass Books 7-225 Canada Ave.

Learn Basic Digital Camera Operations for Free: With professional photographer Phil Walmsley, 10 to 3 p.m. in Duncan. To sign up, visit http:// islandphotography.ca. Cowichan Folk Guild Coffee House: Open stage, coffee, tea and goodies, 6:30 p.m. at

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Duncan United Church, 246 Ingram St., CFG Members by donation; $7 public. Vance Driver Dubstep Dance Extravaganza: becoming a monthly event; these guys will blow your mind with their dancing. 7:30 p.m., Duncan Garage Showroom, 330 Duncan St., $10 door. Phoenix Community Planning Forum: to help determine the best use for the land and buildings of Phoenix Station Motor Inn, CGC will be consulting with the community at large, 9 a.m. at Phoenix Pub, 360 Duncan St. Vancouver Island Pigeon Showdown: annual pigeon show for racing pigeon fanciers, 10 a.m., 2515 Nimmo Rd., Westholme. Contact MIke Tomshak at 250597-8224 or Doug Chadwick at 250-245-4073.

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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 Tickets: $23.50 - $15.50

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Monday Cowichan Valley Green Party:

meeting, 7 p.m., Vancouver Island University Cafe, 2011 University Way, Duncan.

Tuesday Cowichan Valley Naturalists: present a free information session about apiculture (beekeeping) in all its forms, 7:30

p.m., Freshwater Ecocentre, Wharncliffe Road.

Wednesday High Society: dramatic Rockin’ Soul and Blues band, 8 p.m., Duncan Garage Showroom, 330 Duncan St., $15 advance $17 door.

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George John of West Kelowna, passed away suddenly in Yuma , Arizona on December 19th, 2012 at the age of 68 years. Survived by his loving wife and best friend Diane of 46 years marriage. Four children Laurie Dawn (Don) Parancia, Christina (Dan) Coursaux, Timothy Michael (Karen), Jodi Lynne (Greg) McClarty, seven grandchildren Jesse, Nick, Ashley, Cody, Joshua, Zachary and Scott . George is also survived by his little Amy, Brother Robert (Pat), Sister Maureen (Jim) Siwicki and many nieces and nephews. A Celebration of Georgeâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Life will be held at the Chapel of First Memorial Funeral Services, 1211 Sutherland Ave on Friday, January 11th, 2013 at 11:00 AM. In lieu of ďŹ&#x201A;owers, memorial donations may be made to the BC Heart and Stroke Foundation in memory of George. Condolence may be sent to the family by visiting www.mem.com, clicking on stories and typing in George McMullin. Arrangements entrusted with First Memorial Funeral Services, Kelowna, 250-762-2299 HANKEY, Dorothy Elizabeth (Dot) It is with sadness that we announce the sudden but peaceful passing of Dot Hankey on Dec.30th 2012. Dot was a long time resident of Chemainus. She was born on Dec. 1st, 1930 in Vancouver and came to Chemainus in 1950. She will be missed by Reg Hankey, her husband of 60 years. Also left to mourn are her children Ken (Laura), Tom (Kris) Dave (Louise) and her dear, sweet Don. Dot leaves 5 grandchildren, Erika (Chris), Sara (Nick), Liz (Kyle), Bryan and Scott. She also leaves 2 great grandchildren (Connor and Millie-anne) and a third great grandchild on the way. Dot will also be missed by many other relatives and long time friends. Dot really enjoyed and took pride in her baking. She made the best cinnamon buns ever!! In her younger years she had a passion for sewing, she enjoyed her ďŹ&#x201A;owers in the back yard and a good cup of tea. The family would like to thank Dr. Manhas for all his care over the years. An informal tea will be held on Sat. Jan.12th from 1-3pm at the Chemainus Senior Drop in Center, 9824 Willow Street, Chemainus, B.C. Flowers are gratefully declined, donations may be made in Dotâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s memory to The Clements Center Society, 5856 Clements St., Duncan, B.C. TRODD, Ann Ellen Oct. 19th 1946 â&#x20AC;&#x201C; Jan. 4th 2013 It is with heavy hearts that we announce the passing of Ann E. Trodd. Survived by her loving husband of 46 yrs David V. Trodd, daughters Deborah Bradford and Nadine Eror, son Michael Trodd, son-in-laws Steve Bradford and Joshua Eror, daughter-in- law Janelle Trodd, grandchildren Connor, Spencer, Lorna, Graison, Jayden, Nolan and Kallie. A Celebration of Life will be held on January 18th, 2013 from 1-3pm at the Mill Bay Firehall 2675 Lodgepole Rd, Mill Bay B.C.

RUDIGER, KAREN E. - It is with heavy hearts that the family announces the unexpected death of Karen Elaine Rudiger at her home in Lake Cowichan, BC on January 2, 2013. She was born in Prince Albert SK on June 28, 1944 and was the daughter of Katherina (Sten) McTaggart and the late Ivan McTaggart. Karen was predeceased by her husband Alfred Rudiger. She is survived by her three daughters: Shelley Sharuga (Dennis) of Medicine Hat, AB, Jackie Rocha (Carlos) of Victoria, BC, and Wendy Larson (Daren) of Campbell River, BC; two brothers: Ernest McTaggart (Lynn) of Red Deer, AB and Allan McTaggart (Janice) of Saint John, NB; one sister Corrinne McTaggart of Williams Lake, BC; four adored grandchildren: Taylor Gibson, Jade Rocha, Alexandra Larson, and Boston Larson and many nieces and nephews. Karen graduated from Lake Cowichan Secondary School. She was an avid curler and golfer as long as her health permitted and was very involved in her community. Karenâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s happiest times were spent camping with Alfred and her family. She spent many happy days in recent years in her motor home camping with family and many friends at Port Renfrew and other areas around the Island. She also loved to travel and experience the sights and cultures of many areas of the world. Karen was a wonderful Mother, Oma, Sister and friend to all who knew her. She will be sadly missed by many. A service celebrating Karenâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s life will be held at the Lake Cowichan Curling Club on Saturday, January 12, 2013 at 2:00 p.m. with a reception to follow.

BURNSIDE, Eldon Glenwood Oct. 13, 1940 â&#x20AC;&#x201C; Jan. 2, 2013 Eldon passed away peacefully into the arms of Jesus at Cowichan District Hospital leaving behind his wife of 27 years Valerie Burnside (Scott-Polson). Survived by children Brenda, Gary (Sylvan), Tammy, Gerry, George, Steve Keel (Rebecca), Brian (Laura) by grandchildren Khristy (Andrew), William, Luke, Tyler, Kelsey (Brandon), Justin, Brooke, Taylor, Meghan, Damon, Dane and Sadie, great grand-child Bentley (to arrive) and sister Carol McLean. He is also remembered by aunts, cousins, and his many friends in both the trucking and draft horse/farming circles on Vancouver Island. He is pre-deceased by his parents Harry Burnside and Frances Parr and grandchildren Karla Keel and Timothy Burnside. Eldon was born in Kinistino, SK before moving to Nipawin, SK as a child, Duncan, BC as a teen, and then Sidney, BC as a young adult. Driving was a huge part of his life whether driving gravel trucks, draft horse hitches or teaching others to do one or the other. In 45 years of driving truck for the Bowcott family companies and then for himself, he saw many changes on the Saanich Peninsula and built life-long relationships with customers, peers and residents alike. He was always excited to introduce observers to draft horses through his showmanship driving multiple horse hitches at various country fairs, weddings, graduations and opening for the RCMP Musical Ride. Celebration of Life will be held at Mary Winspear Centre, 2243 Beacon Ave. Sidney on Sunday, January 13th at 2:00pm. In lieu of ďŹ&#x201A;owers the family requests donations in Eldonâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s name to â&#x20AC;&#x153;Jeneece Place â&#x20AC;&#x153; (www.jeneeceplace.org) To offer condolences please go to www.hwwallacecbc.com.

H.W. Wallace 251 Jubilee St. 250-701-0001

Ann touched many people in her life and dedicated many hours to her community through the Firehall, Guiding and Scouting. Please come and celebrate this amazing woman. In lieu of ďŹ&#x201A;owers Ann would appreciate a donation on her behalf to either the Childrenâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Hospital or Jeneece Place.

In loving memory

FAMILY ANNOUNCEMENTS IN MEMORIAM GIFTS RONALD MCDONALD HOUSE BC Help tomorrowâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s families today â&#x20AC;&#x201C; leave a gift in your will. legacy@rmhbc.ca

COMMUNITY ANNOUNCEMENTS CARDS OF THANKS Daughters of the Nile & Sunset Chapter #44 O.E.S. wish to thank all the customers who supported the Xmas Gift Wrap & to the merchants who supported us, especially the Shoe Warehouse and the Duncan Mall staff.

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& Afforable cremation and burial options including natural services & Bronze & granite headstones & Pre-arrangements

250-701-0001

251 Jubilee St. Email: hwwallace@telus.net www.hwwallacecbc.com Locally Owned & Operated DEATHS

DEATHS

FERRILL, Elizabeth Ann (nee Hopkinson) Jan 12, 1961 â&#x20AC;&#x201C; Dec 21, 2012

Liz passed away peacefully in her sleep Friday morning. She is pre-deceased by her father Harold and is survived by her daughter Shannon, husband Rick, sisters Kim, Trish, Fran, Annette and Melinda, brother Harry, mother Johanna and numerous friends and family. Well known throughout town, she usually had a hello for anyone passing by and would help out anyone in anyway she could. A gathering in her memory will be held Saturday, January 12, 11:00 am, at First memorial Funeral Chapel, 375 Brae Rd, Duncan. In lieu of ďŹ&#x201A;owers donations can be made at the local food bank. LITTLE, Barbara Passed away on Jan 5th 2013 at Victoria General Hospital. Predeceased by her mother Ruth, Father Richard (Dick), brother Ben and sister Jacquie. Survived by her sons Gary (Pamela) and Vern (Julie) and grandchildren Shannon (Cliff), Kevin, Steven and Adrienne. Barb was a kind and gentle woman, loved by her family and friends. A long time employee of Brentwood College in Mill Bay, Barb raised her family in Shawnigan Lake and later lived in Duncan. She loved needlework, collecting antique bottles and ďŹ gurines plus travelling with her friends. Special thanks to Sherwood House in Duncan and Broadmead Lodge in Victoria where she spent the last few years in comfort, surrounded by supportive caregivers. In lieu of ďŹ&#x201A;owers, Barbâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s request was to provide a donation to the Cowichan District Hospital Foundation. A celebration of Barbâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s life will be held in February, please contact the family for details. FIRST MEMORIAL FUNERAL SERVICES

250-658-5244

www.mem.com Condolences may be sent to: www.mem.com


Friday, January 11, 2013

Cowichan News Leader Pictorial A25

COMMUNITY ANNOUNCEMENTS

COMMUNITY ANNOUNCEMENTS

INFORMATION

LOST AND FOUND KEYS FOUND Gibbins Rd. area of 3100 block, in mid December, MANY KEYS on a black carbineer. Can be claimed at the News Leader Pictorial, #2-5380 TC Hwy, Mon-Fri, 8:30-5.

ADVERTISE in the LARGEST OUTDOOR PUBLICATION IN BC The 2013-2015 BC Freshwater Fishing Regulations Synopsis The most effective way to reach an incredible number of BC Sportsmen & women. Two year edition- terrific presence for your business.

Please call Annemarie 1.800.661.6335 email: fish@blackpress.ca

LOST AND FOUND 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. KEYS found Dec 23/12 on road at corner of Islay & Cairnsmore. 12 keys, & More rewards tag on a purple carabiner. Can be claimed at the News Leader Pictorial office, # 2-5380 Trans Can Hwy, Duncan

REWARD for the return of my LOST GOLD BANGLE / BRACELET, Engraved. Extreme Sentimental Value. Lost at New Year’s Eve Dance at the Crofton Community Hall or outside in the area of the Crofton Firehall / Musgrave St. & Crofton Road area. This bracelet has a very special family significance. If you found it please, please call and I will identify. 250-2469907 or 250-715-7656 or 250246-4312 The News Leader Pictorial office is holding several sets of “found” keys”, since March 2003. Stop into the office and see if any belong to you. #2-5380 Trans Canada Hwy, Duncan, next to Buckerfields

CHILDREN

PERSONAL SERVICES EDUCATION/TRADE SCHOOLS

TRADES, TECHNICAL

FOODSAFE AT Island Savings Centre, Jan. 26th & Feb. 23rd courses 8:30-4:30 $65. 250746-4154 www.saferfood.ca

PIPE LAYERS req’d at Locar Industries. Min 5 yrs exp $20$25/hr depending on exp. benefits package after 3 months. Local work. Fax resume to 250-751-3314

HELP WANTED

LOST PEN, pink, Cross ballpoint. Sentimental value. Call (250)748-6733.

CHRISTIAN HOMESCHOOL mom will provide Tutoring and/or Childcare in my home. Call 250-709-2206.

PERSONALS

PERSONALS

Creating Change • Bereavement • Self-Discovery • Anxiety/Panic Attacks • Fears & Phobia Over 20 Years Assisting People in the Valley

Techniques Include: Hypnosis E.F.T. T.A.T. WHEE

BARBARA ADELBORG C.M.H., H.T.

Two Servers needed for seniors dining room. 4 hr. shifts - evenings only. Resumes to: WEDGWOOD HOUSE 256 Government St., Duncan, BC V9L 1A4

PERSONAL SERVICES

AN ALBERTA Construction Company is hiring Dozer and Excavator Operators. Preference will be given to operators that are experienced in oilfield road and lease construction. Lodging and meals provided. The work is in the vicinity of Edson, Alberta. Alcohol & Drug testing required. Call Contour Construction at 780-723-5051.

Certified Hypnotherapist

We would like to thank in advance all who apply, however only those chosen for an interview will be contacted.

Chances Cowichan, 436 Cowichan Way, Duncan, BC V9L 0B2, has applied for a Liquor primary License, and Cowichan Tribes is seeking input from the residences in the area of 436 Cowichan Way, regarding this application. You may contact the Cowichan Tribes Justice Coordinator for your response at 250-748-3196.

If you are new to the Neighbourhood call one of these representatives for your FREE Basket of Gifts. Baby Welcome Duncan, Mill Bay 748-6740

David Duncan 746-4236 Pat Chemainus & Crofton Diana Chemainus 246-4463 Community & Baby Pat Mill Bay 748-6740 Welcome: Robyn Lake Cowichan 932-4664 Robyn Lake Cowichan 746-1977 Website: www.welcomewagon.ca

• Auto • Home • Business

Windshield Replacement Quality Brand Name • Auto •Windshield Home • Business and Repair Replacement

and Professional Chip Repair

Ed

250-746-4824 Glass, Mirrors, Steamed Thermal Pane Replacement, Thermal Panes & Screens

Planer Supervisor Administrative Assistant Heavy Duty Mechanic WFP offers a competitive salary and a comprehensive benefit package. If you believe that you have the skills and qualifications that we are looking for, please reply in confidence to:

Pre-Employment Drug Screen may be required. Job Requirements: Qualifications (Education/Experience) and Required Skills: • Welder Level “C” or 1st year fabrication minimum • Forklift and Crane Operators experience • Capable of passing required physical examination • Able to speak, read, and comprehend English • Knowledge of how to read and interpret shop/engineering drawings • Strong interpersonal and organizational skills • Needs to have strong leadership abilities and be comfortable in group work environment. • Knowledge of basic tools and have good working mechanical aptitude • CWB ticket an asset • Understand and apply basic mathematical skills (adding, subtracting, division, & multiplication) • Good attendance and positive attitude is a must Drop off a resume in person, 3721 Drinkwater Rd., Duncan, BC or fax resume to 250-746-8011.

Human Resource Department Facsimile: 1.866.840.9611 Email: resumes@westernforest.com HELP WANTED

PART-TIME POSITION available at local health food store. Must be able to work Fridays & Saturdays. Cashier experience helpful. Reply to File A 945, c/o The News Leader Pictorial, #2-5380 TCHwy, Duncan, BC, V9L 6W4

REQUIRED

for our produce department. Must be Experienced, “Mature”, have a valid drivers license and be

available for all shifts including weekends. Possible advancement for an energetic, self motivated person. Please reply with resume to “File A-946”, c/o the News Leader Pictorial, #2-5380 Trans Can Hwy, Duncan, BC TELEPHONE SALES persons required immediately for a local charity event in Duncan. Temporary P/T evenings, 5-9, for 3-4 weeks. Must be outgoing & hardworking. $11/hr + incentives. Please call 250-7151824 & leave name & phone number.

OFFICE SUPPORT CLERK OFFICE Manager for large logging contractor in Duncan. Duties include A/P, A/R, bookkeeping, payroll & other duties. 40 hrs/week. Excellent wages. Programs include Excel, Word, Simply Act. & Paymate. Please send resume to officejobduncan@gmail.com

Looking for a NEW career? .com

186 Ingram St., Duncan opposite Post Office

Justin

NOW HIRING

Western Forest Products Inc. is an integrated Canadian forest products company located on Vancouver Island that is committed to the safety of our employees, the culture of performance and the discipline to achieve results. We currently have the following openings:

Detailed job postings can be viewed at

CLERK

Fax: 250-746-4642

Structures

http://www.westernforest.com/building-value/our-people-employment/careers

INFORMATION

Ralph

TRADES, TECHNICAL

WELDING/FABRICATOR

NOTICE OF APPLICATION

Mike

TRADES, TECHNICAL

ALL YOU NEED IN PRINT AND ONLINE www.bcclassified.com

Position Summary: Performs a wide range of duties within the plant including but not limited to: welding and fabricating while maintaining good housekeeping and with regard to safety regulations on the shop floor.

www.barbaraadelborg.ca

Lucas

ART/MUSIC/DANCING GUITAR LESSONS - Acoustic, Electric, Bass, Banjo & Mandolin. A fun teacher in a welcoming environment! (250)715-0173 or email: www.conorsearl.ca

GET BACK ON TRACK! Bad credit? Bills? Unemployed? Need Money? We Lend! If you own your own home - you qualify. Pioneer Acceptance Corp. Member BBB. 1-877987-1420. www.pioneerwest.com

Please send resumes attention: Sean Hebdon, General Manager Metro Toyota Duncan 6529 Trans Canada Hwy, Duncan V9L 6C2 Fax: (250) 748-0700 Email: shebdon@jpautogroup.com

LADYSMITH PRESS needs physically fit individuals for their continually expanding collating department. Part time positions available 8 - 16 hrs/wk. Afternoon and graveyard shifts - must be available Wednesdays. Benefits, profit sharing and advancement opportunities. Please submit your resume between 9 am and 5 pm in person to: Ladysmith Press, 940 Oyster Bay Drive, Ladysmith BC or mail to: Ladysmith Press, PO Box 400, Ladysmith, BC V9G 1A3. No phone calls please.

250-746-1969

Serving the Cowichan Valley since 1903

The applicant must have dealership accounting, payroll experience and a working knowledge of Excel and Word.

Help Wanted

106-225 Canada Ave., Duncan

Community Welcome

ACCOUNTING /OFFICE MANAGER

HUSBAND FOR HIRE. Nothing but the best. Carpenter, plumber, painter, electrician, pressure washing. Just ask my wife! Call 250-746-4493 or 250-709-1111

Independent Living Community for Seniors

HELP WANTED

is looking for a Full-Time

WORK WANTED

Wedgwood House

HELP WANTED

Job Description

CHILDCARE AVAILABLE

INFORMATION

FINANCIAL SERVICES

Get your wallet and your LEGS

HELP WANTED

in SHAPE

Structures Job Description

LABORERS / CARPENTERS Position Summary: Performs a wide range of duties within the plant including but not limited to: strips and cleans concrete forms, pours concrete, shovels, vibrates, and finishes and maintains good housekeeping and safety regulations on the shop floor. Pre-Employment Drug Screen Required. Job Requirements Qualifications (Education/Experience) and Required Skills: • Be able to work shiftwork and overtime when needed • Ability to read and interpret project drawings. • Use of hand power tools, tape measure, level, etc required. • Ability to follow company production and safety procedures. • Ability to understand and apply basic mathematical skills. • Some heavy lifting required up to approximately 50 lbs. • Good attendance and positive attitude is a must • Have a driver’s license with reliable transportation Drop off a resume in person to 3721 Drinkwater Rd, Duncan BC or Fax resume to 250-746-8011

Permanent Carriers Required On The Following Routes: CHEMAINUS

455900 – Ash, Creegan, Victoria (64 papers) 455950 – Channel Blvd, Echo Hts, Humbird St, Sunset Dr (89 papers)

CROFTON

503700 – Arthur, Chaplin, Edmund, Elizabeth, Meagan, Musgrave, Robert, York (62 papers)

MILL BAY

304052 – Partridge, Seaview (73 papers) 304115 – Dagall, Noowick, Scollard (51 papers) 304120 – Liggett (21 papers) 304130 – Benko, Cayman, Fawn Rd/Terr, Frayne, Windsong (52 papers)

SHAWNIGAN LAKE

354252 – Catalina, Dandelion, Forest Grove, McKean, Penny, Poplar, Portree, Scobhall, Welcome, Worthington (56 papers) *all paper counts are approximates CALL LARA NOW

250-856-0047


A26 Cowichan News Leader Pictorial

Friday, January 11, 2013

PERSONAL SERVICES

MERCHANDISE FOR SALE

HAIRSTYLISTS

GARAGE SALES

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

3 Family Sale

Sunday, Jan 13 9-3

PETS

6166 Palihi off MoorďŹ eld

Large Sale

PETS

Something for everyone!

CAT FEEDING Volunteer needed for small feral cat colony in Berkeyâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Corner area. To feed one day a week. Call 250-743-3363

MISCELLANEOUS FOR SALE

MERCHANDISE FOR SALE FLOORING

REAL ESTATE

RENTALS

RENTALS

MISCELLANEOUS FOR SALE

HOMES WANTED

APARTMENT/CONDO

APARTMENT/CONDO

53â&#x20AC;&#x2122; CONTAINER for a Semi trailer, $4800. 20â&#x20AC;&#x2122; Coleman Travel Trailer, never used, $15,000. Propane furnace, $800. Brand new Lawn mower, $1000. Call (250)735-3258. HERITAGE PAWN BARGAINS! Propane patio heater, Line 6 Spider III guitar amp, Crown Cp660 Pro Audio amp, DJ MP3 Control deck, cedar native hats, Bushnell spotting scope, Sony wireless headphones, large djembe drum. Many more deals in store! 430 Whistler. 250-746-9810. heritagepawnbrokers.com

FUEL/FIREWOOD

MISCELLANEOUS WANTED

SEASONED FIREWOOD Vancouver Islandâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s largest ďŹ rewood producer offers ďŹ rewood legally obtained during forest restoration, large cords. Help restore your forest, Burndrywood.com 1-877-902-WOOD.

WANTED, cook book called â&#x20AC;&#x153;Clueless in the Kitchenâ&#x20AC;?. It doesnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t need to be in perfect condition. Please call Joanne days 250-746-4471, eves 250748-0928, joanddon@shaw.ca

REAL ESTATE

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HELP WANTED

WE BUY HOUSES Damaged House? Pretty House? Moving? Divorcing? Estate Sale? We will Buy your House Quick Cash & Private. Mortgage Too High and House wonâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t sell? Canâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t make payments? We will Lease Your House, Make your Payments and Buy it Later!

Under New Management Mountain View Terrace Estates 3420 Auchinachie Road ---------------------------------Spacious

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Affordable 2 bedroom suites ------------------------------

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MOBILE HOMES & PARKS

Renos & upgraded security features Large balconies In-suite storage Close to schools, shopping and walking trails Includes: Heat, Hot water and parking

HOT TUB (SPA) COVERS. Best price. Best quality. All shapes & colours available. 1-866-652-6837 www.thecoverguy.com/newspaper?

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

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

To view call 250-748-3321

DUNCAN, 55+ park, no pets. 2 bdrm, single wide, large deck, heat pump, woodstove, landscaped yard, 4 applâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s. $27,900. (250)748-2863

APARTMENTS FURNISHED

RENTALS

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

APARTMENT/CONDO

HOUSES FOR SALE

COMMERCIAL/INDUSTRIAL 1700 SQâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; warehouse w/ retail and ofďŹ ce space for Lease on Polkey Rd. Unit has overhead doors and ample parking. Please call 250-748-9622 to view.

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SNOW CHAINS, brand new never used, R14 with adjuster, $50. (paid $79.00 + tax). (250)737-1514

80A TRUNK ROAD, DUNCAN Avail Immed. $12 sq/ft/mth Approx. 553 sq/ft of retail/ ofďŹ ce space, w/ a private bathroom. Great location! Rowan Property Management Ltd. (250) 748-9090

HELP WANTED

South Cowichan Recreation Fitness Instructor $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).

Kerry Park Recreation and Shawnigan Lake Community Centre are looking for Fitness Instructors who are interested in teaching weekday morning classes commencing February 1, 2013. Instructors must be BCRPA certified and have a valid First Aid with CPR certificate. Osteofit certification would be an asset. Instructors will be Term Employees of the CVRD. Please submit your resume, copy of certification and a list of programs you may be interested in offering to address below no later than January 18, 2013.

Duncan Kiwanis Village Society Who provides seniors subsidized independent living is now taking applications for recent vacancies.

Looking for an opportunity to gain meaningful work experience and earn money toward tuition? The CVRD is looking for students to Âżll challenging and rewarding opportunities during the Summer of 2013 in the areas of: â&#x20AC;˘ GIS â&#x20AC;˘ Engineering & Environment â&#x20AC;˘ Legislative Services (Records Mgt) â&#x20AC;˘ Recreation Summer Camps â&#x20AC;˘ Lifeguarding â&#x20AC;˘ Parks Outdoor Work Crew If you are a student attending high school, community college or university and plan to return to school next Fall, visit our website to view these opportunities, including qualiÂżcation and application requirements. www.cvrd.bc.ca COWICHAN VALLEY Phone: (250) 746-2500 REGIONAL DISTRICT Fax: (250) 746-2513 Email: cvrd@cvrd.bc.ca 175 Ingram Street Duncan, B.C. V9L 1N8 Website: http://www.cvrd.bc.ca

For more info: 250-748-4135

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

Chemainus: Lockwood Villa, well kept bldg, 1 bdrm Jan 1st or 15th, ocean view top ďŹ&#x201A;oor $625, 1 bdrm Feb 15, $625 incl. heat & hot water, 1 sm pet welcome. 55 +. Call Karen 250-709-2765, 250-246-1033. CENTRAL CHEMAINUS oceanview modern 2 bdrm, 1000sq ft grnd lvl, 5appl, private patio, wi-ďŹ , prkg, $1,000. Avail Feb 1. NS/NP. Call 250246-4313 or 250-210-2580. 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. CENTRAL DUNCAN- Lovely 1 BDRM suites in seniors oriented building, heat included. NS/NP. Please call Art, 250-746-7241.

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

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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. Chemainus: Ashley Court. Ground ďŹ&#x201A;r unit, 2 bdrm, 5 appliances. Small pet ok, avail. now. $775/mo 250-924-6966. COWICHAN BAY, 1 bedroom ocean view condo, underground parking, $775/mo. Phone 250-510-8749

COMMERCIAL/INDUSTRIAL SHOP WAREHOUSE for lease, Boys Rd., Duncan, 1500sq ft w/ofďŹ ce. $7.25 sq ft Call (250)474-3585.

DUPLEXES/4PLEXES CROFTON, 2 bdrm duplex, very clean, W/D, F&S, NS, NP, enclosed parking, fenced yard. Close to ferry & school. $900. Feb 1/13 (250)246-9569 Duncan: 1800 sq.ft. 1/2 duplex. 6 years old, all appliances (new stove, new d/w), gas fp. Living/dining/kitchen/laundry/powder rooms down; full bath, 2 bdrms plus master suite with full bath and walk-in closet up. Near hospital, schools, shopping and bus. Easy access to highway. $1150/mo + utils. N/P, N/S. Avail. now. Call 250-746-7480 leave message. DUNCAN- 2 bdrm, 4 appls, gas F/P, shared W/D. $900. Avail Jan. 15th or Feb. 1st. Call (250)746-8900. DUNCAN, 3 Bdrm suite, incl F/S,W/D. Refs req. $800+util. 250-748-7808 leave msg. DUNCAN, quiet, level entry 1 bdrm, 4 applâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s, gas F/P, 1 car garage/workshop. N/S, N/P. $920 inclâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s utilities. Avail. now. (250)748-9059 DUNCAN: SXS duplex, 3 bdrm, 2.5 bath, W/D, F/S, D/W. Small pets welcome. Close to schools. Avail. immed. $1200. (250)818-1913 DUNCAN, Walk to town, Quiet 3 bdrm upper, 1.5 baths, 5 applâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s. Fenced back yard. NS/NP. $1275 inclâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s util. Avail now. 250-748-9059 LAKE COWICHAN- 2 bdrm renovated cottage. Quiet, rural area. F/S. $550./mo + utils. 250-749-6642. LAKE COWICHAN 3bdrm duplex, avail Jan 15, f/s, heat incl Laundry room, garage. $890. (250)715-5810 (250)748-4253

AVAILABLE NOW 1000 sqâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; 7000 sqâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; store front with excellent exposure, overhead doors, ample parking. 250748-9622

SHAWNIGAN LAKE area. 1bdrm + den duplex. Ground level, carport & storage, quiet area. Heat, light, laundry incld. $700/mo. Avail immed. Call (250)743-2261 after 5pm.

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DUNCAN, 2 bed condo, 5 applâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s, N/S, cat ok. Feb 1st. Ref req. $800. (250)597-0011 DUNCAN in town, avail now, quiet 2 bdrm apt. 5 appl, $850-$900. 250-246-6626 or 250-746-4016

For more information please contact Kim Liddle, Manager South Cowichan Recreation at 250-7435922 or kliddle@cvrd.bc.ca Resumes can be submitted in person or by mail to 1035 Shawnigan Mill Bay Rd. Po Box 7 Mill Bay BC V0R 2P0 or to the e-mail address above.

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DUNCAN nice 2 bdrm Condo in town, close to all amenities, incl F/S, D, in-suite W/D & hydro. $850. 250-746-7536 Ladysmith: 1 & 2 bdrm suites from $700/mo incl. heat & hot water, ocean views, small pets ok. Ask about our incentives. 250-668-9086. LARGE 1 bdrm apt, heat incl. NS/NP, no partiers. $575+DD, P/U application @ 5209 TCH, Tues-Thurs.

Large 2 BDRM corner unit. Walk to Safeway, Shoppers, Restaurants & Aquatic Centre. On bus route. Heat & H/W inclâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;d. Small pet OK. On-site managers. Call 250-748-1304. SPRINGRIDGE MANOR Has a new look!

Renovated, fresh paint & TLC throughout. Clean quiet building close to Beverly Corners & University. Includes heat & hot water. No pets. 1 bdrm suite, $590.

(250)748-3729 SMALL 1 bdrm apt, heat incl. NS/NP, no partiers. $450+DD, P/U application @ 5209 TCH, Tues-Thurs.

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ž 1405 Haida Rd, Duncan $625 1 BR lower suite, 2 apps, heat & hydro incl. ž 8-2516 Alexander St, Duncan $650 1 BR suite close to town w/ 4 apps ž 5803 Banks Rd, Duncan $775 2 BR 1.5 bth + den townhouse w/ 2 apps ž 608 Charlotte St, Duncan $850 2 BR character home w/ 4 apps, hdw floors ž 10124 Victoria Rd, Chemainus $850 3 BR rancher w/ 4 apps, ocean view, shed ž 203-321 McKinstry Rd, Duncan $875 2 BR condo close to town,5 apps, sundeck ž 163 Third Street, Duncan $950 3 BR + den upper level home w/ 5 apps ž 102-241 McKinstry Rd, Duncan $995 3 BR 2 bth condo, very quiet building, 19+ ž 2195 Tzouhalem Rd, Duncan $1100 3 BR 1.5 bth rancher, 5 apps, gas fp, shed ž 3036 Juniper Rd, Chemainus $1100 3 BR home w/ 4 apps, sundeck, carport ž 2940 Caswell St, Chemainus $1150 2 BR 2 bth duplex, 6 apps, gas fp, garage ž 5944 Lakes Road, Duncan $1300 3 BR 2 bth home w/ 2 lrg offices, 5 apps ž 2447 Renfrew Rd, Shawnigan Lk $1375 3 BR 1.5 bth log home, 1.5 acres, 5 apps ž 7092 Norcross Rd, Duncan $1395 3 BR 3 bth home w/ 6 apps, den, office ž 1174 Kathleen Dr, Duncan $1450 3 BR 2 bth home, 5 apps, den, office, shed ž 3098 Stonehaven Pl, Duncan $1525 New 3 BR 2 bth home w/3 apps,heat pump For updated info please visit our website at:

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2 BEDROOM Trailer for rent with deck in small trailer park, located at 1365 Alberni Hwy, Parksville. $600.00 per month 250-954-9547 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, refâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s. Avail Feb. $1350 + utilities. (250)746-3656

1 BEDROOM + den. Newer, clean, bright basement suite on 7 acres of mostly wooded property in cobble hill area. Looking for quiet renter (750$) or couple (900$). Basic cable, WIFI, heat, shared laundry, parking included. call 250-2137006/vicloutit@shaw.ca

DUNCAN, new 2 bdrm suite, bright, F&S, W/D hookup. N/S, N/P. No partiers. Fenced, kids welcome! Avail now. $800 inclâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s util. 250-748-2953

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, refâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s reqâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;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 ďŹ&#x201A;oor plan. Incldâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s appls, $1100+ utils. (250)746-0241. DUNCAN, 3541 Auchinachie, 3 bdrm, F/S, W/D hookup, N/P, avail Feb 1. $1150/mo. Refâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s req. (250)748-3663 DUNCAN, 5 bdrm house for rent on large lot fenced for dogs. Attached garage/workshop. Some nice upgrades. Pet friendly. Available Feb. 1st. $1500 mo. Please call (250)746-4749. 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

DUNCAN, large newer 2 bdrm, upper ďŹ&#x201A;oor, 3 applâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s, shared laundry. Avail now. $1100 inclâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s hydro. Pet considered. Refâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s req. (250)737-1613

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

DUNCAN, NEAR Hospital, mobile home for rent in quiet adult park. Pets ok, call for details. (250) 246-8318.

500sqâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; ofďŹ ce/retail space for Lease with highway exposure and ample parking. Please call 250-748-9622 to view.

AVAILABLE JANUARY 1st in Duncan...Bright, one bedroom, living room, bath, kitchen, hardwood, private entrance. Shared laundry, garden, yard in a nice quiet neighborhood, close to town. Great for a single or couple, or community minded person. 748-6080

LAKE COWICHAN- 2 storey house on large lot, 3 bdrms up, studio & family rm downstairs, 2100sq ft, W/D, 1.5 bath, NS/NP. Available now. $1100. (604)715-3535. jimkarmann@shaw.ca

DOWNTOWN DUNCAN 2500 sq.ft. 6 separate ofďŹ ces, reception, conference area & kitchen, 2nd ďŹ&#x201A;oor, AC,. $1175/mo. 604-820-8929.

COBBLE HILL, 2BR, Feb 1, heat, elect incl, newer carpet,paint, no dogs, ref, sec dep. reqd, $800 250-743-4154

DUNCAN, ofďŹ ce/retail, downtown 950 sq.ft. ground ďŹ&#x201A;oor, completely renoâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;d. Reception area, 3 ofďŹ ces. $1050/month. Avail now. 604-820-8929

COWICHAN BAY 1 Bdrm suite, bright, mountain & ocean view, ns/np, Util./Internet incl. $750. 250-748-2810.

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 certiďŹ ed & 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 ďŹ&#x201A;ooring, 5 applâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s, $1200.+ utils or $1100./mo with 1 yr lease. N/S, approved pets, refâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s reqâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;d & veriďŹ ed. Call (250)749-3555. SHAWNIGAN Lake $1450, 2 bed, 3ba, den, rec room, open ďŹ&#x201A;oor plan like new, appliances, deck overlooking creek, 1.4 secluded acres, wood stove, well, 1 year lease lacycraig@gmail.com



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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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SUITES, LOWER DUNCAN- LARGE 3 bdrm, computer room, laundry room, mud room ent. New kitchen. Partly furnished. Carport with workshop. Small fenced front yard. $1250/mo inclds hydro and utils. Phone Ronnie; (250)701-7923.

DUNCAN- FRESHLY painted 1 bdrm, quiet, clean, patio w/sliding glass door. W/D. N/S. No dogs. $625 inclds utils. Avail now. 250-246-1933. DUNCAN 2 bdrms F/S,W/D $850 utils incl. N/S, N/P Ref reqâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;d. 250-732-8377

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SUITES, UPPER BACHELOR AVAILABLE immed, with Hydro and wireless internet included. Located at 1400 Alberni Hwy, Parksville. $500.00 per month. 250954-9547 DUNCAN: 2 bdrm w/ den on Sherman Rd. Inclds appls, big back yard, $700. NP/NS. Avail now. (250)510-5526. SHAWNIGAN: CLEAN bright and spacious 2 bdrm in Village Avail. Feb. 1st, NS/NP, W/D. $900 security system incldâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;d. Call 250-812-0408.

3 BDRM Townhouse, clean & freshly painted, 1.5 bath, F/S, drapes, WD hookup. Sundeck, lots of parking, quiet, near hospital, cheap to heat. Avail now. N/P. $875./mo. Call 250748-7992, 250-748-2727. 250709-7992. DUNCAN- NEWLY renoâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;d 3 bdrms, 2 bath, W/D, D/W, lots of parking, fenced yrd, Dog or cat allowed non-aggressive, priv quiet area. $1000./mo Feb 1. Jean, (778)265-1568. smokeylive@shaw.ca

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Long Term Commercial Lease Required A well established Cowichan non-retail business requires the following for a long term and renewable lease: *ground ďŹ&#x201A;oor 2,200+ sq foot ofďŹ ce with nearby or adjoining 1,200+ sq foot warehouse *min 15 parking spaces; or min 8 on site & min 7 nearby *central to Duncan location (within 5 KM to downtown) Our operation will not suit any residential occupancy nearby as we ship & receive at all hours. Your location must allow access for a 5 ton single axle truck. Required for April 2013. Please contact: leaseapril2013@gmail.com

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Friendly waters beckon yachters Setting sail: All aboard for a look behind the scenes of a New Yearâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Day race entry Don Bodger

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Juan de Fuca Grizzlies are a happy bunch after capturing top spot in the Cowichan Valley Peewee Tier 1 Winter Classic hockey tournament at Fuller Lake.

Grizzlies Ă&#x201E;ght back Huge turnaround: Rematch in Peewee Tier 1 tournament ďŹ nal ends in a 2-0 victory after previous 13-2 thrashing Don Bodger

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he Juan de Fuca Grizzlies were obviously happy, but also very gracious winners. The champs had good things to say about the Cowichan Valley Peewee Tier 1 Winter Classic hockey tournament at Fuller Lake Arena â&#x20AC;&#x153;It was a great tournament that was well-run and, unfortunatelyâ&#x20AC;&#x201D; not for us â&#x20AC;&#x201D; the home team lost in the Âżnals, but it was a great few days of hockey ending on New Yearâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Eve,â&#x20AC;&#x2122;â&#x20AC;&#x2122; noted Juan de Fuca coach Darrin Piercey. Piercey and assistant coaches Dave McClintick and Matt Curtis were extremely proud of the effort put out by the entire team. In the round robin, the Grizzlies defeated the Kerry Park Islanders 8-0, tied the Comox Valley Chiefs 2-2 and then suffered a crushing 13-2 loss in their second game of the day to their league rival and host Cowichan Valley Capitals 13-2. Juan de Fuca limped into the semiÂżnals with the loss of an assistant captain to injury in the last round robin game, two players battling the Ă&#x20AC;u and one away on vacation.

Juan de Fuca went in as underdogs against the Âżrst-place Nanaimo Clippers, a team it hadnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t beaten this season, but won a hard-fought 6-4 battle to reach the championship game. Cowichan Valley emerged from the other semiÂżnal at Cowichan Arena, beating Powell River 7-3. The rematch was a totally different game from the 13-2 thumping Cowichan Valley handed Juan de Fuca just one day earlier. It ended 2-0 for the Grizzlies in an incredibly well-played game by both teams. After a scoreless Âżrst period, Juan de Fuca defenceman Tory McClintick found the back of the net midway through the second. â&#x20AC;&#x153;The game was very physical and, with the depleted Juan de Fuca bench, many parents were wondering how long the team would keep the strong Capitals from scoring,â&#x20AC;&#x2122;â&#x20AC;&#x2122; noted Piercey. But goaltender Brady Thompson stole the show and was named the gameâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s MVP. With a little more than two minutes left in the game, Juan de Fuca forward Brendan Martin broke into the clear and buried a shot into the top corner for the insurance marker.

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hereâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s nothing like a day on the water. Enjoying it on New Yearâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Day is pretty much a pipe dream for most of the country. But at Maple Bay, itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s just another day in paradise. It wasnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t exactly warm but braving the elements didnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t mean too much of a sacriÂżce for members of the Maple Bay Yacht Club who entered a New Yearâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Day race held immediately after the traditional polar bear swim. Twelve boats participated in the event. The race took about 2 1/2 hours to complete under variable wind conditions. Enthusiasm was running high for a good showing to start 2012 off right and, of course, to secure bragging rights within the club among the other members. The MBYCâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s big event of the season is the Labour Day Regatta, with lots of other smaller races taking place during the year.

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The view from the water on board the Zambuca looks mighty Ă&#x201E;ne during a New Yearâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Day yacht race. The C&C 121, owned and skippered by Dick Wright, had a crew of six. Supporting Wrightâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s efforts were: May Geach, Iain Stevenson, Dave Sim, Woody Hayes, Cal Olesuk and John van den Hengel. Left, vessels Ă&#x2026;oat around in Maple Bay waiting for the big event to start.

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VIJHL all-stars aligned for Parksville on Sunday

Got a sports story? email sports@cowichannewsleader.com phone 250-746-4471

SPORTS WATCH

Kerry Park Islanders will have three players in the main game and two in the prospects game when the Vancouver Island Junior Hockey League stages its annual All-Star Classic Sunday, hosted by the Oceanside Generals in Parksville. The prospects game kicks off the action at 1:30 p.m., with Kerry Park defenceman

Jordan Coyne and forward Braeden Cross suiting up for Team South against Team North. Islanders’ forwards Alex Milligan and Kyle Peterson and defenceman Colton Burt will be in the lineup for Team South in the All-Star Classic against Team North starting at 4:30 p.m.

T-Birds fourth in elite invitational basketball event West is best: Oak Bay tops field of teams from throughout Western Canada

Andrew Leong

Sneak peak is made by Cyrus Gray of Cowichan as he looks for an outlet pass while being guarded by Vaan Louwowo of St. Mary’s High School from Calgary Thursday. Cowichan led 39-34 at halftime and won 75-70 over St. Mary’s.

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he ¿rst Cowichan Elite Invitational senior boys’ basketball tournament hosted by the Cowichan Thunderbirds turned out to be a great success with eight teams battling for supremacy Friday and Saturday after opening with exhibition games Thursday. The T-Birds ¿nished fourth. “We had a good weekend of basketball competing against some very competitive schools in B.C., Alberta and Saskatchewan,’’ noted Cowichan coach Sandeep Heer. “We are simply trying to improve each time playing heading into league play next Tuesday. I felt that the boys competed hard and never let up.’’ Cowichan took on Sheldon Williams Collegiate of Regina in its ¿rst game and eked out a 65-61 victory. Josh Charles came up from the Cowichan juniors and poured in 25 points to lead the offense. Nick Essar had 19 in the losing cause. In other quarter¿nal games, Oak Bay upended Dover Bay — a late replacement for J.N. Burnett of Richmond — 85-54, Belmont nipped St. Mary’s of Calgary 64-62 and St. Michael’s outdueled Harry Ainlay of Edmonton 84-81. Liam Horne paced Oak Bay with 20 points while Mike Pierra countered with 14 for Dover. Eric Spaven set the pace for Belmont with 24 points. Cameron Driscoll was the leading scorer for St. Mary’s with 17. Georgios Ikonomou had the hot hand for St. Michael’s with 24 points. Andriy Halushko of Harry Ainlay upstaged him with 28. Losing teams went into consolation play Friday night and

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Coach Sandeep Heer maps out a play, above, at the T-Birds’ bench. Below, Jordan Zhang of Cowichan drives past Elion Wong of Oak Bay in one of the semiÄnal games on Saturday. Oak Bay led at halftime 45-31 and won 78-64. Bottom, Jerod Dorby reaches back for the ball in the same Oak Bay game. Sheldon Williams won 91-49 over Dover while Harry Ainlay defeated St. Mary’s 75-65. Saturday’s semi¿nal games featured a 54-48 win for St. Michael’s over Belmont behind Matt Rud’s 12 points while Horne exploded for 25 points as Oak Bay beat Cowichan 78-64 despite 15 points from Cyrus Gray. Oak Bay went on to capture the championship with a 60-54 win against St. Michael’s, sparked by Matt Gray’s 15 points. Rud had 12 in vain. Cowichan lost the battle for third place 56-46 to Belmont. Spaven led the scoring with 28 points while Jerod Dorby racked up 19 for Cowichan. Cowichan’s Braydon Aumen and Cyrus Gray were both tournament all-star selections. Horne was the MVP. Other all-stars included: Oak Bay’s Matt Hampton and Noah Harris; Rud and Ikonomou of St. Michael’s; Belmont’s Kane Johnston; Ryan Delwo of Sheldon Williams; Jared Schubert of Harry Ainlay; and Nicholas Molina from St. Mary’s. The T-Birds open North Island league play at home Tuesday against Alberni.

Dakar motorcycle rally race takes its toll on Hatton again News Leader Pictorial

Out of the running: Third stage the end of the line after collision

on Hatton is out of the Dakar Race again. The most dif¿cult motorcycle rally race in the world to complete took its toll on Hatton again, as he was forced to withdraw during the third stage. This year’s 35th edition of the Dakar and the ¿fth to take place in South America started on Jan. 5. The route began in Lima, Peru and ¿nishes Jan. 20

in Santiago, Chile with only one day of rest in between. But Hatton’s fourth attempt at completing the Dakar ended early on Jan. 7. Late in Stage 3, he was involved in a collision with one of the large trucks in the race. Hatton wasn’t seriously hurt. He made a valiant attempt to keep his bike running with no navigation equipment or driving lights, but it failed to restart 41 kilometres from the end of the

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Don Hatton’s bid to complete the famed Dakar motorcycle rally race ended early again.

stage. Everything started out OK for Hatton, who hoped legendary racer Simon Pavey would help keep him on track. Hatton has become good friends with Pavey, who has even visited the valley, through the Dakar process. But Dakar can be a cruel experience even for the most hardened athlete and the 54-year-old Hatton is still trying to conquer it.

His ¿rst Dakar entry ended before it started, cancelled due to terrorist threats. He suffered a huge crash the second time around and his ¿rst time actually racing Dakar that forced him to quit with serious injuries after the fourth stage. Hatton returned a year later and suffered a bout of food poisoning before the start. He was then forced to retire after four days due to bad gasoline in his tanks. The event has been hard on Hatton, but motorcycles are his passion and the goal of being the ¿rst 100 % Canadian team to ¿nish fuels his ambitions.


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Andrew Leong

Training draining for kids

Trio of Stingrays among those involved in the annual 10 and under training camp Saturday at the Cowichan Aquatic Centre were: Kealey Scott, 10, left, Malia Prystupa, 10, above, and Olin Dahlstrom, 9, below. Those attending the camp were exposed to a high-level of training and tests to provide focus for their future swim endeavours.

Regional camp: Young swimmers put through their paces Don Bodger

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he new year started with a splash for some elite young swimmers. The Vancouver Island annual region 10 and under training camp took place Saturday at the Cowichan Aquatic Centre. Among those selected were four members of the Duncan Stingrays: 10-yearolds Jessica Castle, Malia Prystupa and

Juniors beaten by SMUS Don Bodger

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he Cowichan junior Thunderbirds basketball team is a force to be reckoned with this season, but met its match during the Oak Bay Gary Taylor alumni tournament before Christmas. The T-Birds fell 47-32 to St. Michael’s University School in the semi¿nals despite a dozen points apiece from Josh Charles and Tyler Hudson. “We did not play great this game, but St. Michael’s deserves credit for playing well,’’ noted Cowichan coach Lucky Walia. Cowichan went on to beat Oak Bay 63-58 for third place on 39 points by Charles while Jordy Frost chipped in with 10. Cowichan crushed Lambrick Park 57-30 in its opening game, with Charles scoring 26 and Travis McDonald 10.

Kealey Scott and nine-year-old Olin Dahlstrom. There were two pool sessions during the day. The ¿rst included the importance of streamlining and individual medley stroke progression. The second session included a pair of tests. One was a timed 200-metre kick and the other was a timed Àip turn and streamline to 10 metres. The productive day wrapped up with prize presentations.

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Midget team gets in the groove Nick Collins memorial: Amazing efforts by players Don Bodger

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owichan Valley’s Midget C1 hockey team considered it an honour to play in the Nick Collins memorial hockey tournament at Kerry Park Arena and a bonus to win it. The team had a slow start to the season but has been gathering strength. The win was a huge boost to the con¿dence of the players. The deciding game between Cowichan Valley and the Peninsula Eagles was a barnburner. The game ended in a 3-3 tie

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Nick Collins memorial tournament honours go to the Cowichan Valley Midget C1 team. after regulation time and went to a three-player shootout to break the deadlock. Blair Robertson, the third shooter, scored the winning goal and netminder Justin Butler shut the door on Peninsula. Other team members included: Brendan Wilkinson, Jeremy Greer,

Malcolm Haines, Bryar Lange, Sterling Godfrey, Cayle Marsh, Gavin Hollebakken, Davis Lloyd, Josh Porter, Braydon Taylor, Foster Schlienz, Gavin Johansen, Amar Cheema, Aedyn Duke, Keir Baknes, Matt Beaveridge, Steen Baknes and Darien Didier.

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Class act: George Lukas and Scott Johnston make introductory program happen Don Bodger

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eorge Lukas wants to pass on his considerable judo experience to others. That’s the basis for an introduction to martial arts program for ages 12 to 19 starting Tuesday at the Island Savings Centre. “I met George and I’m a youth mentor,’’ said Scott Johnston, area director for Young Life Cowichan Valley. “He said, ‘I’d like to run a class’ for his peers. It was his initiative and I said, ‘That’s what I’m about.’’ Lukas has been among the valley’s top 20 youth athletes for the last two years. He’s been to many provincial competitions, nationals and elite tournaments around the world. Johnston is new to the valley in the last six months after relocating from Alberta. “It’s my mid-life crisis,’’ he joked. “I wanted a job I love. This is it.’’ Lukas and Johnston ¿rst talked about the program last October. “This is when we could put it all together,’’ Johnston said. Renowned judo instructor Mike Turner was also happy to get involved. The sessions will run each Tuesday for six weeks until Feb. 19. The cost is $25. The introductory class will focus on the fundamentals of throwing and grappling. “It’ll employ George’s skill set — mostly grappling and ground work,’’ said Johnston. It came from George and we’re just trying to put everything into play.’’ Karate instructor Fernando Correia has donated his dojo space and equipment. Johnston said it would be great to get 20 people in the class. For information, contact Denise Williams (250-7460417).

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ATTENTION: NORTH COWICHAN VOTERS

Sansum Narrows

Almost 100 local businesses are in support of public engagement and the right to reasonable time and information to vote about the land being taken out of the Forest Land Reserve for a new road on the Maple Bay Peninsula. In no way are the following businesses advocating or expressing any opinion about how the Peninsula should be developed.

Maple Bay Peninsula

We need 1150 more forms signed before January 14, which represents 10% of the electorate. The council can’t ignore that many voices.

It’s about the Maple Bay Peninsula. North Cowichan Council plans to take land out of the Forest Land Reserve for a 15 m wide corridor road that will allow for hydro and development on the Peninsula. A public park road could be 8 m wide. There has been no environmental or anthropological report on this land, and no consultation with North Cowichan taxpayers about a community plan for the peninsula. There should be a safe public road. The width of the road may enable future development. How wide should this road be?

It’s up to you to decide.

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Sign and drop off your completed Elector Response Form at any of these business locations. Contact us at thevalleyroared@gmail.com Duncan Dodd’s Lumber 7281 Trans Canada Hwy Coastal Paci¿c Forest Products 9366 Smiley Rd. Canadian Bavarian Millwork and Lumber and Millwork 9370 Smiley Rd A.A.E.Structural/Alex Aposotoli 3791 Calvin Rd. David Coulson Design Ltd 5372 Miller Rd. Seasonal Cedar Custom Milling 3500 River Rd. J.S. Plumbing & Heating 5628 Boal Rd Marrs Roo¿ng (on site form delivery) Insolex Home Services (on site form delivery) Little Lake Wood Framing (on site form delivery) Adam’s Tarp and Tool 170 Trans Canada Ave Dobson’s Paints 191 Kenneth St. Dobson’s Glass 186 Ingram St Duncan Auto 5829 Duncan St. Duncan Industrial 2743 James St. Lake Shore Auto, Cowichan Lake Highway Rentals and Sales 2935 Sprott Rd Cowichan Rentals 3050 Allenby Rd. Volume One Books 149 Kenneth St Gallowglass Books 225 Canada Ave The Community Farm Store 101-330 Duncan St Crazy 8’s Beverly Corners Beverly Corners Liquor Store 2763 Beverly St Solitaire Press 5803 Trans Canada Hwy Lila Music Centre 3228 Gibbins Rd Red Balloon Toyshop 158 Craig St Imagine That! Artisan’s, 251 Craig St. The Duncan Butcher, 430 Trans Canada Hwy, Soul Escape Esthetics, 5777 Trans Canada Hwy, Copycat Printing and Design, 5777 Trans Canada Hwy, Great Fermentations Wine Making, 5777 Trans Canada Hwy, Ultimac Technologies, 2640 Beverly St. Cherry Tree Early Learning Centre, 10114 View St Market Palooza, 561 Canada Ave. Cowichan Recyclists, 134 Third St. Oud Natural Resource Native Plant Nursery, 2466 Roome Rd. Nika’s Natural Hair & Relaxation Studio, Matrea Centre, 170 Craig St.

Grif¿ths Home Plumbing Centre, 251 Government St Seaside Computer Centres, 21 Queens Rd Global Initiative Fair Trade Store, 163 Station St. The Daily Grind Restaurant, 3278 Sherman Rd. Quamichan Inn, 1478 Maple Bay Rd The Twisted Mug, 80 Station St. Corner House Café, 181 Jubilee St. Tulip Imports & Delicatessen, 21 Kenneth St Baando’s Stir Fry Fine Food, 2680-A James St. Baando’s Too, 2680-C James St. Power Lunch , 921 Canada Ave Smoking Hot Donairs - Home Hardware Parking Lot Murray’s Pizza 3858 Trans Canada Hwy (supported by Mill Bay Pizza and Whistler Point Bar and Grill) Hudson On First, 163 First St Coffee on the Moon 501 Canada Ave Coffee on the Moon The Aquatic Centre The SunÀower Café 1-149 Canada Ave Java World 5811 York Tin Cup Espresso Bar 277 Canada Ave Island Bagel 48 Station St Craig Street Brew Pub 25 Craig St Just Jake’s Restaurant 45 Craig St Nha Trang Maki Sushi 62 Kenneth St The Old Firehouse Wine Bar 40 Ingram St City Square Grill 281 Canada Ave Oak and Carriage, 3287 Cowichan Rd Dog House Restaurant 271 Trans Canada Hwy First Chiropractic Clinic, 5777 Trans Canada Hwy

Crofton Ocean Soul Book Café 1578 Joan Ave Gelato Cafe 1602 Joan Ave Book Nook Café 2859 Oak St Brass Bell 8152 York Ave Lito’s Café 1532 Chaplin St Kiln Glass Art Studio, 1588 Adelaide St. Chemainus Doc The Barber 9739 Willow St Love Natural Health Store 9738 Willow St The Little Town Market Co. 9752 Willow St Twisted Sisters Tea Room 9885 Maple St Chemainus Auto 3107 Henry Rd Etc! C 9747 Willow St St. Joseph’s School, 9735 Elm St. The Pottery Store, 9745 Willow St. Crafty Cuppa, 9750 Chemainus Rd. Cowichan Bay Paci¿c Water Sports 1705 Cowichan Bay Rd Spinning Ninny 1725 Cowichan Bay Rd Cowichan Bay Seafood 1751 Cowichan Bay Rd Rock Cod Café 1759 Cowichan Bay Rd Radway Eco Fashion #2 1759 Cowichan Bay Rd True Grain Bread 1725 Cowichan Bay Rd

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Friday, January 11, 2013

Cowichan News Leader Pictorial B05

ATTENTION: NORTH COWICHAN VOTERS

Sansum Narrows

Almost 100 local businesses are in support of public engagement and the right to reasonable time and information to vote about the land being taken out of the Forest Land Reserve for a new road on the Maple Bay Peninsula. In no way are the following businesses advocating or expressing any opinion about how the Peninsula should be developed.

Maple Bay Peninsula

We need 1150 more forms signed before January 14, which represents 10% of the electorate. The council can’t ignore that many voices.

It’s about the Maple Bay Peninsula. North Cowichan Council plans to take land out of the Forest Land Reserve for a 15 m wide corridor road that will allow for hydro and development on the Peninsula. A public park road could be 8 m wide. There has been no environmental or anthropological report on this land, and no consultation with North Cowichan taxpayers about a community plan for the peninsula. There should be a safe public road. The width of the road may enable future development. How wide should this road be?

It’s up to you to decide.

-- PAID ADVERTISEMENT -This message paid for by The Road Less Travelled committee.

Sign and drop off your completed Elector Response Form at any of these business locations. Contact us at thevalleyroared@gmail.com Duncan Dodd’s Lumber 7281 Trans Canada Hwy Coastal Paci¿c Forest Products 9366 Smiley Rd. Canadian Bavarian Millwork and Lumber and Millwork 9370 Smiley Rd A.A.E.Structural/Alex Aposotoli 3791 Calvin Rd. David Coulson Design Ltd 5372 Miller Rd. Seasonal Cedar Custom Milling 3500 River Rd. J.S. Plumbing & Heating 5628 Boal Rd Marrs Roo¿ng (on site form delivery) Insolex Home Services (on site form delivery) Little Lake Wood Framing (on site form delivery) Adam’s Tarp and Tool 170 Trans Canada Ave Dobson’s Paints 191 Kenneth St. Dobson’s Glass 186 Ingram St Duncan Auto 5829 Duncan St. Duncan Industrial 2743 James St. Lake Shore Auto, Cowichan Lake Highway Rentals and Sales 2935 Sprott Rd Cowichan Rentals 3050 Allenby Rd. Volume One Books 149 Kenneth St Gallowglass Books 225 Canada Ave The Community Farm Store 101-330 Duncan St Crazy 8’s Beverly Corners Beverly Corners Liquor Store 2763 Beverly St Solitaire Press 5803 Trans Canada Hwy Lila Music Centre 3228 Gibbins Rd Red Balloon Toyshop 158 Craig St Imagine That! Artisan’s, 251 Craig St. The Duncan Butcher, 430 Trans Canada Hwy, Soul Escape Esthetics, 5777 Trans Canada Hwy, Copycat Printing and Design, 5777 Trans Canada Hwy, Great Fermentations Wine Making, 5777 Trans Canada Hwy, Ultimac Technologies, 2640 Beverly St. Cherry Tree Early Learning Centre, 10114 View St Market Palooza, 561 Canada Ave. Cowichan Recyclists, 134 Third St. Oud Natural Resource Native Plant Nursery, 2466 Roome Rd. Nika’s Natural Hair & Relaxation Studio, Matrea Centre, 170 Craig St.

Grif¿ths Home Plumbing Centre, 251 Government St Seaside Computer Centres, 21 Queens Rd Global Initiative Fair Trade Store, 163 Station St. The Daily Grind Restaurant, 3278 Sherman Rd. Quamichan Inn, 1478 Maple Bay Rd The Twisted Mug, 80 Station St. Corner House Café, 181 Jubilee St. Tulip Imports & Delicatessen, 21 Kenneth St Baando’s Stir Fry Fine Food, 2680-A James St. Baando’s Too, 2680-C James St. Power Lunch , 921 Canada Ave Smoking Hot Donairs - Home Hardware Parking Lot Murray’s Pizza 3858 Trans Canada Hwy (supported by Mill Bay Pizza and Whistler Point Bar and Grill) Hudson On First, 163 First St Coffee on the Moon 501 Canada Ave Coffee on the Moon The Aquatic Centre The SunÀower Café 1-149 Canada Ave Java World 5811 York Tin Cup Espresso Bar 277 Canada Ave Island Bagel 48 Station St Craig Street Brew Pub 25 Craig St Just Jake’s Restaurant 45 Craig St Nha Trang Maki Sushi 62 Kenneth St The Old Firehouse Wine Bar 40 Ingram St City Square Grill 281 Canada Ave Oak and Carriage, 3287 Cowichan Rd Dog House Restaurant 271 Trans Canada Hwy First Chiropractic Clinic, 5777 Trans Canada Hwy

Crofton Ocean Soul Book Café 1578 Joan Ave Gelato Cafe 1602 Joan Ave Book Nook Café 2859 Oak St Brass Bell 8152 York Ave Lito’s Café 1532 Chaplin St Kiln Glass Art Studio, 1588 Adelaide St. Chemainus Doc The Barber 9739 Willow St Love Natural Health Store 9738 Willow St The Little Town Market Co. 9752 Willow St Twisted Sisters Tea Room 9885 Maple St Chemainus Auto 3107 Henry Rd Etc! C 9747 Willow St St. Joseph’s School, 9735 Elm St. The Pottery Store, 9745 Willow St. Crafty Cuppa, 9750 Chemainus Rd. Cowichan Bay Paci¿c Water Sports 1705 Cowichan Bay Rd Spinning Ninny 1725 Cowichan Bay Rd Cowichan Bay Seafood 1751 Cowichan Bay Rd Rock Cod Café 1759 Cowichan Bay Rd Radway Eco Fashion #2 1759 Cowichan Bay Rd True Grain Bread 1725 Cowichan Bay Rd

Maple Bay The Brigantine Pub, Maple Bay The Brigantine Liquor Store, Maple Bay The Shipyard Restaurant and Pub, Bird’s Eye Cove Genoa Bay Café (in support, closed till Feb 13th) Cowichan Valley Voice Magazine, 936 Arbutus Ave Lindstrom Marine, Maple Bay Marina Cove Yachts, 6261 Genoa Bay Rd. Exclaim Internet Services, 936 Arbutus Ave

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Friday, January 11, 2013

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Cowichan News Leader Pictorial B7

1947: labour

1947: raccoons

DATELINE: COWICHAN

Youbou’s 14-year-old Jackie Adams caught a raccoon with his bare hands by knocking it from a tree, grabbing it as it bit through his finger and choking the animal until he could tuck it under his arm. He caused a sensation as he walked home, the Leader reported.

by Ann Andersen

1947: development

At a meeting of Cowichan branch, B.C. Provincial Government Employees’ Association, members declared employees of the public works department deserved better than being dismissed at age 65 with no provision for their social security.

Two large subdivisions registered by Mrs. S. A. Clements and Mrs. A. Lovel on the Evans’ Estate east of Duncan Street were among 60 registered the previous year. Those ranged in size from two to 19 lots, and most of the lots had been sold.

Entrepreneur starts push for air strip Dateline 1947: Sea and land bases wanted Ann Andersen

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n the 1970s, I recall traipsing through bush, reporter’s camera in hand, listening to an enthusiastic group explain that this little piece of Glenora outback would be the site of the Cowichan Valley’s ¿rst commercial airport. Wrong. We have the Langtry Road airstrip — home to Duncan Flying Club — and a couple of docks for seaplanes. Most of us still travel to Cassidy, Sidney or Vancouver for our Àights. In January 1947, Thomas L. Garner operated freight and passenger service for his contracting and logging operations from a landing strip on his home property on the (old) Island Highway. He owned two planes and was preparing to construct a Àoat on Somenos Lake at the east end of Drinkwater Road. for seaplanes. He held a U.S. private pilot’s licence and expected to sit soon for his Canadian licence. Garner told Duncan Chamber of Commerce there was a need for landing strips and seaplane bases in the valley. Air travel and freight transport were increasing, and the time to act was now, he declared. The chamber agreed and named Fred Earthy and Hector Stone to work with him on a committee to investigate the possibility of a local airport.

Pictures of the Past

photo by Jay Powley

This picture surfaced from Ann Andersen’s files recently with no information other than a photo credit and the date — 1963. We’re speculating these bathing beauties may have been taking part in one of that era’s beauty pageants, but anyone with any information is encouraged to forward it to editor@ cowichannewsleader.com. —We want your historical photos of Cowichan people and places. Email a high resolution jpeg along with your phone number and a brief explanation to editor@cowichannewsleader.com. Or drop by during regular office hours and we’ll scan it in. More heritage photos are available for viewing online at www. cowichanvalleymuseum.bc.ca.

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Friday, January 11, 2013

The Mahones’ mellower brand of Canadian Celtic madness returns Unplugged: Canada’s Irish-punk pioneers play a rare acoustic show at the Duncan Garage Showroom

Peter W. Rusland

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runken Lazy Bastard. Drunken Night In Dublin. Shake Hands With The Devil. Song titles like these bespeak The Mahones’ booze-soaked brand of Celtic-rock returning to the Duncan Garage Showroom Sunday. But wait — impresario Longevity John Falkner notes there’s “an acoustic side to this punk/Irish/ beer-swilling band from Kingston, Ontario.” Locals can tap that take, and compare it to the band’s November 2011 visit to the valley — and with the band’s rollicking Cowichan debut a decade or so ago at Vimy Hall. The Mahones are an Irish-born, Canadian Celtic-punk band, widely believed to have pioneered the Irish-punk genre, having debuted

in 1990, prior to other modern Irish Punk bands, their website states. The band was formed in 1990 by Fintan (Finny) McConnell, and Barry Williams as a one-off for a St. Patrick’s Day party. But since then The Mahones have distilled 10 albums, spanning Draggin’ The Days, Rise Again, The Hell¿re Club Sessions, and Here Comes Lucky, to Paint The Town Red — The Best Of, Live At The Horseshoe, Take No Prisoners, The Irish Punk Collection, Whiskey Devils — A Tribute To The Mahones. There’s also that very-rare cassette Clear The Way. The Black Irish Album, The Mahones’ seventh studio album, was released with a tribute album in 2011, featuring 20 international bands covering Mahones’ songs. Bandmates cite inÀuences from The Clash, The Pogues, The Who, The Waterboys and Hüsker Dü. Despite line-up changes, McConnell and Williams remain, noting Pogues’ Terry Woods and Phil Chevron joined their 2003 tour. The Mahones have also shared global stages with The Dropkick Murphys, Stiff Little Fingers,

The Mahones

The Mahones will turn down the volume — but not the fury— during a visit to the Duncan Garage Showroom Sunday. Shane MacGowan and The Popes, Billy Bragg, Chuck Ragan, The UK Subs, Sick Of It All, The Defects, Agnostic Front, The Buzzcocks, and D.O.A.

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