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Betsy Burr, ticket centre supervisor at Island Savings Centre, holds a vanishing species of coin. Starting Monday, the federal government begins the phase-out of the penny. The Island Savings Centre will immediately start rounding its cash returns to the nearest nickel and all Canadian businesses are being urged to follow suit.

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ount on some confusion at Cowichan Valley businesses and elsewhere beginning Monday, as the penny begins its journey into becoming obsolete. The Royal Canadian Mint will no longer be distributing pennies as of Feb. 4 and a notice from the federal government, for those who’ve been paying attention, is encouraging businesses to start rounding cash transactions on that date. That means both rounding up and rounding down, with a bill of $1.01 or $1.02 getting pared back to $1 and $1.03 and $1.04 being

raised to $1.05, for example. Only cash transactions are affected. The exact totals will remain the same for payments made by cheques or electronic transactions. Sonja Nagel, executive director of the Duncan-Cowichan Chamber of Commerce, said it typically takes directives from the B.C. Chamber in cases such as this. “I don’t think it’s ever been presented to the B.C. Chamber of Commerce,’’ said Nagel. “I have seen absolutely nothing come out of the B.C. Chamber of Commerce. “We’ve had our hands full with other issues and the penny has been very low on the list.’’ The Municipality of North Cowichan will be going immediately to the rounding up and down system for cash transactions.

“It’s been coming for quite a while,’’ said director of ¿nance Mark Frame. “We knew the deadline was Feb. 4.’’ The recreation department made reference to the change in its latest newsletter. “I don’t think they get a lot of pennies there and we don’t get a lot of cash period,’’ said Frame. Pennies can still be exchanged as normal if businesses decide to accept them and give them back as change. “You can keep going as long as you want, as long as you have pennies,’’ explained Frame. Many small business owners are simply going to implement the new system right away rather than prolong the penny’s existence. more on page A5

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Duncan man charged with sexually assaulting a senior female patient two years ago in a Cowichan District Hospital room received three months jail time, plus two years’ probation Wednesday, Duncan court staff said. But the criminal case against Daniel Patrick Hill, 49, also helped Victoria write a sweeping hospital-room safety and security policy. It was formally installed last summer by the Vancouver Island Health Authority. Even before VIHA’s policy — called Hospital Room Assignment To Support Patient Privacy, and Dignity Safety — took effect, health brass took action just a day after Hill’s Dec. 21, 2011 assault against the 83-year-old woman. “On Dec. 22, 2011, new interim guidelines went into effect,” VIHA’s Suzanne Germain said, declining to comment about Hill’s sentence by Judge J. Hubbard. “This incident brought it to light.” Paired with a separate assault in another health authority, VIHA’s room-safety policy requires CDH patients in semi-private rooms with two beds to be the same gender. Efforts must also happen to separate men and women in three- and four-bed rooms. When mixed-gender rooms are necessary, there will be a minimum of two women per room, the policy stipulates. Patients in mixed-gender rooms must also be alert, mentally competent, and able to vocalize concerns. Those with violent or mental-health issues — or a history of inappropriate sexual behavior — won’t be placed in mixed-gender rooms. “Care plans are developed for each patient,” noted Germain. “If a patient is a higher risk, they won’t be placed in a shared room.” Security guards can also be posted if the patient poses a risk to themselves, or others. Still, VIHA’s room policy doesn’t stop all risks, she cautioned. “We don’t lock patients in their rooms. more on page A5

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Citizens’ views about disposal of Shawnigan Lake’s controversial ECO Depot lands can be aired during Monday’s meeting hosted by the regional board. The gathering is set for 7 p.m. Feb. 4 in the Shawingan Lake Community Centre. That’s where Director Bruce Fraser and staff will outline several options about

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Cameron-Taggart Road site — worth about $600,000 — will head to recycling, garbage and solid-waste services in the Cowichan Valley Regional District. The board is committed to preserving the site’s ALR land for farming, a CVRD release states.

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Maple Bay crowd requests pause on Stoney Hill Road The public speaks: Push for more park, concern about culturally sensitive sites take centre stage archeological and cultural use sites. Staff met Tribes leaders last week News Leader Pictorial about cultural concerns. Another meeting is slated for a peninsula tour, uesday’s packed townLefebure said. hall meeting about a new “If the road were to be constructed, Stoney Hill Road left there’d be a representative of the many folks demanding Tribes working with the construcmore parkland purchastion process to identify any issues of ing — plus more time to complete the concern along the route. $2.5-million project properly. “Councillors must now consider The heated huddle saw resident Peter if they want to delay, to allow more Gordon demand a one-year extensive talks (with delay by North Cowichan Tribes), or if the process councillors concerning the having a Tribes representah road across municipal forest to tive t during building will be 73 Maple Bay Peninsula lots. suf¿cient.” The stall could let councilThat may not satisfy Tim lors gain more input from Kulchyski, grandson of citizens and Cowichan Tribes, Cowichan’s late masterabout preserving the penincarver, Simon Charlie. sula’s rural character. Tim Kulchyski: Flanked by elder Mayor Jon Lefebure said maintain integrity Luschiim (Arvid Charcouncil couldn’t make a lie), Kulchyski explained delay decision at a nonmunicipal meeting, such as Tuesday’s sewage in Cowichan Bay has fouled hosted by the Maple Bay Community shell¿sh harvesting since 1972. He didn’t want the same to happen around Association. Still, council is set to further discuss road bylaws at its Feb. Stoney Hill, where there’s just one isolated Aboriginal harvesting beach. 6 meeting. “My main concern is maintenance of Council’s complex options span the integrity of the area.” stopping the gravel road by defeating That’s also Larry McIntosh’s wish. its various bylaws; proceeding by passHe’s quietly working with Tribes, ing those bylaws, including pulling landowners, and investors to buy some public forestland for the road; or more peninsula land, then add it to the delaying decisions to gain more input. regional Sansum Point Park. Council could also dedicate as park One person has promised $100,000 all or part of its 306-hectare peninsula toward buying hill land owned by Paul municipal forest reserve. Bourke, and others. Meanwhile, Tribes elders related McIntosh also wanted North Cowworries the road will disturb some 70 Peter W. Rusland

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Police released this photo in connection with a Jan. 26 robbery at the Trunk Road 7-Eleven. It is unclear at this point if there is a connection with a similar robbery at the 7-Eleven on Government Street, Jan. 29.

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At a packed public meeting at the Maple Bay Äre hall Tuesday night, Larry McIntosh leads the charge to carve new parkland out of Stoney Hill. McIntosh wants the area’s rural character protected by the public acquiring land adjacent the new Sansum Point Park. ichan to work with Cowichan Valley Regional District directors to tap about $730,000 in its parkland-acquisition kitty then buy Stoney Hill — which is on the CVRD’s parkland wish list. McIntosh’s efforts to save Stoney Hill, and its stunning cliffs, were backed by rock-climber Trevor Prest, carbon-buster Peter Nix, and biologists Dave Polster and Irv Banman.

Polster cited what he believed is a rare Àower found on the hill; Banman said species there are still being discovered. So are public water-access points in the hill’s Fairweather Road area, near where taxpayers own six lots. Sale of two lots, plus unknown timber-sale values, is expected to cover North Cowichan’s $500,000 portion of

the $2.5-million road cost. But administrator Dave Devana explained taxpayers will also shoulder $230,000 in land-easement bills across Bird’s Eye Cove Farm, plus $164,000 as council’s landlord portion of the $2 million. Road surveys could add another $50,000. Council has promised no tax hikes from that $895,000-odd road bill.

Man arrested after brandishing weapon in Duncan 7-Eleven Link? Police investigating possible connection to earlier robbery Peter W. Ruland

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Duncan man faces several charges after allegedly robbing Duncan’s Government Street 7-Eleven Tuesday afternoon, police say. Scott Fairbairn, 42, has been charged with robbery, wearing a disguise

during an offence, and criminal harassment, Cpl. Jon Stuart of the North Cowichan/Duncan detachment says in a release. Fairbairn was scheduled to appear in court Wednesday. Mounties answered a robbery call at the 7-Eleven where the suspect was reported to be brandishing a weapon and wearing a disguise. A small amount of money was taken, Stuart says. “Police dog services were utilized, along with uniformed members. A lone male was subsequently located and arrested in a vehicle

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Society offers reward following spate of Cobble Hill Fairgrounds vandalism Senseless acts: Volunteers perturbed at the lack of respect for organization’s facilities Don Bodger

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reward is being offered for information leading to an arrest and conviction of an offender following vandalism at the Cobble Hill Fairgrounds. The Shawnigan Cobble Hill Farmers Institute and Agricultural Society is putting up $250 in the hopes someone will come forward to help identify who might be responsible for acts of vandalism and graf¿ti at the hall. “We don’t need it here,’’ said society president George Baird of the vandalism. “We’re all just volunteers here in the community.’’ There is evidence of drug use, ¿re starting on the Àoors and furniture, Halloween dummy props burned in front of the cattle barn, damage to light bulbs and ¿xtures in both barns and damage to

fair signage stored in one of the barns. The many matches discovered are a particular concern to Baird. “That’s the start of arson and we don’t need that at all,’’ he said. Shawnigan Lake RCMP are investigating the incidents and will be stepping up patrols of the area. Society members concur it’s disheartening to see a lack of respect for the longstanding community service group and its property. The vandalism was ¿rst discovered Sunday but may have actually occurred a few days or even a week earlier. “We don’t go around the grounds that much being volunteers,’’ said Baird. About three years ago, Baird said someone broke into the hall and sprayed everything with retardant from ¿re extinguishers before the alarm system kicked in. The perpetrator was eventually caught and

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“If a patient wants to get up and walk around, it could still happen again,” Germain said. “There will always be a risk, but we’ve taken steps to mitigate those risks. “As far as I know, this policy’s been effective.” It was quickly quilled after the CDH patient, with dementia, was getting care in a four-bed room with two men, including Hill. Hill’s three-month jail sentence is being served concurrently after Wednesday’s two other convictions involving drinking and driving, court staff said. For those, Judge Hubbard handed Hill a twoyear driving ban.

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rime Minister Stephen Harper’s government is misjudging the political muscle of the Idle No More movement, Cowichan MP Jean Crowder indicates. “I don’t think Harper’s taking it seriously,” the NDP member told the News Leader Pictorial last week just before Aboriginal chiefs unveiled their 13-point treaty-rights’ declaration. Crowder signalled it is folly for Harper’s Tories to dismiss Idle No More actions and rallies. Those include a recent Cowichan gathering, plus another set for 1 p.m. Feb. 3 at Duncan’s former Trunk Road Mound site. “They (Tories) expect it to have its day and fade away, and they won’t have to deal with it, but he’s seriously misjudging it. “It started with (Harper’s 2008) residential-school apology, but nothing’s changed.” The feds’ inaction on Native treaty rights, slum conditions — from lousy

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A repeat of a recent local Idle No More rally is set for Feb. 3 at Duncan’s former Mound, while MP Jean Crowder claims the feds are misjudging the Native movement’s strength. housing, to deplorable sewage and water treatment on reserves such as Attawapiskat — plus other issues fueled Idle No More, Crowder indicated. “We’ve seen deterioration of relations in the past year. But the young (First Nations) people are far more educated and knowledgeable about how the system works, and you don’t want to ignore these young people.” And Idle No More is much more than Attawapiskat Chief The-

resa Spence, who ended a six-week hunger strike in Ottawa Thursday, passing the protest torch to other chiefs. “(Idle) has raised a whole bunch of issues outside Attawapiskat,” noted Crowder. Some folks say the Aboriginal rallies across Canada are having little impact on Harper’s Tories as Native leaders’ demands are too splintered. Wrong, explained Crowder. “Expecting Idle No More

(leaders) to speak with one voice is like asking any political party to speak with one voice; it just doesn’t happen.” “Idle No More says they’re being very speci¿c: they want their treaties respected,” said Crowder, aware progress on Cowichan Tribes’ treaty, through the Hul’qumi’num Treaty Group, remains in limbo. Meanwhile, she declined to say if NDP leader Thomas Mulcair aims to meet with Chief Spence.

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Remember, every nickel saved is a nickle earned Penny lain: smallest coin no longer worth using

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his moment is in your near future, we guarantee it. You are waiting at the till of the corner store, or the coffee shop and the bill comes out to $4.88. You hand the clerk a $10 bill and in return he gives you a $5 note, and a dime. You’ll pause, expectantly, and he will smile at you and say with practised ease: “We rounded it off. We don’t use pennies any more.” And that is the way it should be. We know the cliches: every penny counts; a penny saved is a penny earned. But the fact of the matter is money exists as a means of exchange. And as a means of exchange, the penny has InÀation has become pretty well useless. outstripped InÀation has rendered it about as helpful in everyday life as a pebble in the need for the building of a rock wall. lowly copper To be clear, conceptually a penny still makes sense; it will continue to play a role in accounts, ledgers and electronic transactions. But the physical piece of copper itself has become redundant. In order to buy virtually anything, you need dozens, if not hundreds. There is a reason you tell the clerk to keep the small change. It’s because it isn’t worth the time it takes for him to count it out, or the clutter it causes in your wallet. And if it is an aggravation to you, think of the time wasted by merchants and banks that have to count and process thousands of coppers — it will eventually cost these agencies more to ship and count pennies than the actual face value of the coins themselves. Or consider it this way: what if, in our scenario above, instead of a ¿ver and a dime, the clerk gave you 512 pennies? If you aren’t willing to deal with that kind of bulk, why should the person on the other end of the transaction? If you are really struggling with the concept, try this one: there is a new penny in town and it will make things simpler. It is called a nickel. It’s not worth much, but it works.

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Seeing both sides of: issue hosting the B.C. Games The case against

The case for Providing opportunities for kids across the province to set goals and grow as individuals. Exposing those same kids and their families to the Cowichan Valley and all it has to offer. The B.C. Games is a celebration and something worth celebrating. Cowichan is privileged to have this opportunity to host the province. It’s time to get excited.

Members of the Cowichan Thunderbirds watch the announcement of the 2018 B.C. Games.

Sure, the B.C. games are a great thing for those who get to take part. As for the rest of us, we’re not so sure if the timing is the best. Cowichan is coming off the heels of a pair of major sporting events — the 2008 North American Indigenous Games and the 2005 B.C. Seniors Games. As resources shrink, perhaps there is another area of the community that deserves this type of attention.

Teachers arming for next war with the government Tom Fletcher Black Press

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ike a bad reality show about a dysfunctional family, B.C. School Wars has lurched to life again for the 2013 election. Coming soon to billboards and buses across the province: staged pictures of sadfaced kids crammed into dirty classrooms by a heartless government. It doesn’t even matter which government. This ritual combat went on through Social Credit and NDP governments too. Premier Christy Clark opened the new season with her promised pitch to restructure bargaining. It suggested splitting up bargaining into traditional wage and bene¿t talks, and a separate table and fund for classroom size and support. Cast in her familiar role of the rebellious teenager, BCTF president Susan Lambert staged a news conference to distort and mock the government’s offer. A 10-year deal if we give up bargaining

wages and classroom conditions? “Ludicrous.” What’s ludicrous is her characterization of a formula to link teacher pay to nurses, post-secondary faculty and other government workers. Nurses are renowned for getting raises when no one else does, so this should be an opportunity for these powerful unions to co-ordinate. But the BCTF can’t get along with other unions any more than it can negotiate with any discernible competence. Lambert falsely claimed there was no consultation on the proposal. This reminded me how she low-balled the costs of her union’s demands by hundreds of millions during what passed for negotiations in last year’s strike season. Behind the scenes, the BCTF and the school district bargaining agent had just settled on a mutual costing model. What this means is school districts, which have to make payroll and balance budgets, have convinced the BCTF to stop misrepresenting costs. I’ll believe that when I see it. Before Education Minister Don McRae had even spoken, BCTF vice-president Glen Hans-

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man was growling his reply on Twitter: See you in court. That message presumably also goes for premier-in-waiting Adrian Dix, unless he replaces the hated B.C. Liberals in May, then quickly kneels before the BCTF and extends the key to the treasury. Two generations of British Columbians have been bullied by this bad drama, since Bill Vander Zalm decided an industrial union bargaining structure was just the ticket for public schools. Students are taught by example, if not by blatant propaganda in classrooms, that all problems are solved by demanding more money from the government. After this conditioning, older students are sometimes pressed into service as pickets. There’s your Social Justice class, kids. Sorry about those sports teams and ¿eld trips, but we need those as bargaining chips to get more paid leave time. To state the obvious, Clark and McRae staged this as a pre-election event to frame the issue. They knew their effort would be greeted as a declaration of war.

The main reason the BCTF agreed to a contract extension with a wage freeze last year? It wasn’t the blindingly obvious fact that every other public sector union had already taken two zeroes. It was strictly tactics. The delay sets up the latest rematch of these old warriors in the spring election. The plan is to get the dreaded B.C. Liberals out and then start working over the weaker, more union-dependent NDP. That’s who caved in earlier and gave the BCTF broad control over staf¿ng levels. Along with basic math and economics, a point the BCTF seems unable to grasp is that its strategy is self-defeating. Those sad kids are making more and more parents seek a better deal.

Tom Fletcher is the legislative reporter for Black Press. Reach him at tÀetcher@blackpress.ca.


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How will the 2018 B.C. Summer Games beneÄt Cowichan? “They’ll increase the profile of the valley. We did well with the 2008 NAIG games. The long-term legacy should be investment into youth sports programs.”

Nick Horscroft, Chemainus

“The games will be good if the money stays in the community, and goes toward youth sports. Accommodation, parking and traffic control could be a problem.”

Shirley Hayward, Cobble Hill

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.

Grants program shows need for independent CVRD Änancial audit

SD79 needs to Äght declining enrolment

Dear editor There used to be strict guidlines in place for CVRD grants-in-aid. When did that change and who is responsible? Not all grants result in every dollar invested helping volunteers and providing dividends for our community. Take a close look at the historical society grants for example. Has the CVRD been operating within the guidelines? Are the grants still required to be approved by the entire board vote of approval? How many of these grants are repeated year after year in conÀict with the guidelines? How much have the grants increased during the past two terms? I support proper grants-in-aid; they can be of value to needy and deserving groups in the community. It appears however they have degenerated into political slush funds for CVRD directors, or at least some of them. There needs to be a thorough independent audit of the CVRD ¿nancial affairs. The community has lost con¿dence in this board and although not all the elected directors have abused the system, they have supported it with their votes and their silence. Richard Hughes

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ext week, School District 79 will roll out plans to address the latest school budget crisis, and it may not be pretty. The ¿nancial burden placed upon local decision makers is largely not of their own making. I hope people keep this in mind during the likely uproar about speci¿c changes and cutbacks. A big part of the funding problem is fewer students are attending the district’s schools, with numbers projected to continue to decrease slightly during the next few years followed by a leveling out. But I don’t think we have to accept declining enrollment in SD79 as a fait accompli. If the only response to declining enrollment is to reduce services, then the downward spiral of school cuts and student loss will likely continue. That’s because enrollment is not only determined by the number of school-age children residing in Andrew Leong the district, but also by the percentage of parents comments submitted at cowichannewsleader.com SunFM radio personality Troy Scott reads the children’s storybook Silly Sally to a group of kindergarten students at who opt out of public schools or attend a different Bench Elementary School during Family Literacy Day on Friday, Jan. 25. school district (such as Chemainus kids attending Majority does need to talk about Nanaimo-Ladysmith schools). While many area families are set in their schoolthis to strengthen through diversity there. With a little imagination we could come (consensually) against who (or what) but what seems odd is the attempt to be inclusive ing choices, others are not. For them, the perceived up with a sexual preference for every letter Dear editor quality of today’s public schools factors greatly of every facet of sexuality to the point of (and a few more numbers). We could even Re: Jan. 23 “Sexuality an issue Cowichan into their decision-making. ridiculousness. As if a long list of letters and include an A for those who are asexual; sure needs to talk about.” So, in addition to the short-term need to crunch numbers indicates one’s open-mindedness. their parades may be boring but need they be I understand why columnist Aaron Bichard numbers and make tough choices, we could use used to wonder if he had a part to play but what excluded for that? It could get dif¿cult to type Maybe we need a concise term. a long-term plan to attract, retain and return local though! Fortunately, as your columnist Aaron JW (“they’re only initials!”) Chapman he wrote is exactly what is needed. It’s not the students to the district. Duncan Bichard has indicated, we can at least (for job of a minority to educate the majority on Has there ever been an assessment of why so now) use a single letter to refer to multiple discrimination — the people in the majority many local kids don’t attend SD79? If not, I’d like need to educate one another. And I agree that a preferences. T now covers transgendered Spirituality counterproductive in the to propose one. more diverse community is better and stronger. and transsexual (but not transvestite, how The highly competitive kindergarten registragauche!); Q stands for queer and questioning. Bill C-45 debate Showing this in our actions demonstrates to tion process earlier this week at Ecole Duncan But what are all these things? Dear editor our children, our neighbours, our co-workers Elementary indicates it’s possible to increase the Transgendered wasn’t in my dictionarIt’s unfortunate the teaching and sharing — everyone — that we do value the people percentage of Cowichan kids attending Cowichan about C-45 does not mean actually reading or around us, even those different from ourselves. ies. Wikipedia was not very precise; let’s public schools — a waiting list had started by just say that they are special (or want to be). study of any part of it. I also believe that any Monica Finn mid-morning on Monday as the number of kinUnfortunately, the article included the term “spiritual awakening” is counter-productive. comments submitted at cowichannewsleader.com dergarten slots is unfortunately being reduced due “bigender” which sounds like someone who If one is counting on the Great Spirit to create to the program’s popularity, and resulting lack of needs to go to the gym. I was too frightened some form of justice then one wonders what Alphabet-soup of designations teaching space. to investigate further! What is “question(s)he’s been up to until now. If this evolves I know for some of these families — the lineup ing?” Is that what I’m doing with this letter? into an our god vs their god struggle you can makes it hard to keep up began at 5 a.m. — their backup choice to FrenchAm I in the club? Who doesn’t question their con¿ dently count on more of the same old Dear editor sexuality to some extent? Rather wide rangsame-old. Everybody has learned to live on the immersion unfortunately is to go outside the school LGBTQ2S! What an alphabet soup! land. No ethnic group has any greater or lesser district. Surely we could throw a few more letters in ing it seems. And “queer!” Isn’t that already Some may view the concept of trying to entice ccovered by “gay” and “lesbian?” Are there skills and knowledge in that area. That myth ¿nicky families into the public school fold as qqueers who are not gays and/or lesbians? I needs to simply be set aside. implausible or even inappropriate, but it could help ffeel so innocent and naive. Plus I thought that Douglas Taylor address an underlying cause of the problem. ““queer” was the Voldemort of sexuality terms: comments submitted at cowichannewsleader.com Local school of¿cials are in such a tough place That Which Must Not Be Named, (queerly, T “Is the CVRD handing out too much grant money to in large part because provincial politicians and the uunless one is actually queer oneself). If all this community groups?” B.C. public do not seem suf¿ciently alarmed by wasn’t enough to keep me up at night, now w More letters online You answered: (64 votes) the long-term societal and economic consequences tthere is another new letter (and number!): of continued education cuts; a concerted effort to 2S. “Two spirited”! What the heck does that 2 70 per cent YES Also, read fresh stories every day and share tackle the enrollment question, and not simply remean? This list of letters is changing faster m your thoughts immediately through the comspond to the impact of fewer students, could serve tthan technology. Who can keep up? Please To vote on the next Question of the Week, log onto the ments function. as a wakeup call. eenlighten me. web poll at www.cowichannewsleader.com at cowichannewsleader.com Declining enrollment may be today’s reality, but I don’t care who is rubbing their genitals because we don’t live in a region experiencing huge population losses, or a ¿nancial boom that makes private schools or homeschooling more affordable, I don’t think this has to be the case for tomorrow. Let’s embrace what’s working (i.e., expand the Here are some tips: Keep it short — 300 words or less; Keep it local — letters raised in We want to hear your opinion on just about any matter of local interest. response to issues raised in our pages get top priority; Keep it clean — attack the issue, Here’s how to send it to us: single-track French immersion to K-8/9 and keep not the individual. • Email your thoughts to editor@cowichannewsleader.com junior high students from leaving SD79 for private You must include your full name, home community and a phone number where we can • Mail your letter to Unit 2, 5380 Trans-Canada Highway, Duncan B.C., V9L 6W4 school) and identify what else can make our region reach you during office hours. Addresses and phone numbers will not be published. • Fax it to us at 250-746-8529 a place that families move to for the quality of the Letters will be edited for clarity, grammar, length and good taste. 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RETIREMENT Several partners/shareholders may own a business and one of them may wish to retire while the others wish to continue operating the business. In such circumstances it is very helpful if the parties have entered into a detailed partnership or shareholders agreement in advance. When properly drafted, such agreements provide detailed rules on how to deal with retiring partners or shareholders. The key to a good partnership or shareholders agreement is that it is clear, concise and all partners are treated fairly. It is very important that all of the relevant parties enter into a partnership or shareholders agreement when multiple parties do business together. DISABILITY The disability of an owner of a business can be catastrophic both for the business and for the individual. Whilst they may have a plan in place in the event of their death, most people do not give the same consideration to disability. Business owners should consider disability insurance. Such insurance can be helpful to pay expenses in the business, provide an income for the disabled party and even provide funds to buy out the disabled person’s interest in the business. DEATH One of the key situations one wants to consider in business succession planning is death. What happens if the owner or one of the owners of a business dies? How does one plan for this contingency? The answers to these questions will depend on many factors. One of the key issues is the type of entity being used for the business: proprietorship, partnership or limited company. The personal nature of proprietorship or partnership can complicate business succession planning and

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Friday Bake Sale: Fundraiser for the Hiiye’yu Lelum (House of Friendship) Society at the Quw’

Monday-Wednesday: showers. High: 8 C. Low:

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Wil / Ryan McMahon: Singer/ songwriters, 8 p.m., Duncan Garage Showroom, 330 Duncan St., $20 advance, $22 door.

Oklahoma!: Opening night at the Cowichan Theatre, 7:30 p.m. Tickets, opening night only: Adult $20, Student $8. Cowichan Valley Arthritis Support Group Meeting: St. John’s Anglican Church Hall, 1 p.m.

Saturday

Active Start launches Feb. 6 Children two to six years of age in the Cowichan Valley with intellectual disabilities have an opportunity to develop motor and sport skills through a program developed by Special Olympics B.C. Cowichan is relaunching the Active Start program for a fourth season that provides positive movement experiences in a fun environment. “Cowichan’s a leader in this area,’’ said Bobby Debrone, manager of community development on Vancouver Island for Special Olympics B.C. “Nanaimo’s the only other community on the island that has Active Start. It’s a recent initiative under Special Olympics B.C.’’ The initiative has grown from the understanding of the importance of sport and movement activities for children too young to participate in competitive sport programs. Active Start’s success rests with the participation of caregivers and parents, as the program strives to foster lifelong skill development. “From running, throwing, kicking, jumping, it’s just pretty much working on physical literacy and an opportunity for parents to expand their support network,’’ said Debrone. Active Start runs Wednesdays from 5 to 6 p.m. at the Duncan United Church, beginning Feb. 6. Contact Tom Stanko (250-748-7831 or tstanko@shaw.ca) to register. — Don Bodger

Sisters Riverine / Therafter: Singer/songwriters S and Celtic, jazz j and classical traditions, 8 p.m., p Duncan Garage Showroom, r 330 Duncan St., $12 advance, a $15 door. Bigleaf Maple Syrup Festival 22013: family entertainment, tapping t demos, syrup tasting, mini-workshops m on sap and syrups, s 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., B.C. Forest F Discovery Centre, 892 Drinkwater D Rd. Call (250) 7151113 1 to volunteer. BeneÄt Concert: 100 Voices for f One World Choir at the Mercury M Theatre at 2 p.m. to benefi b t “Idle No More.” Sug-

gested Donation: $10 Adult, $5 Children, $20 Family. Scotch Broom Pull: at the Somenos Garry Oak protected area (end of York Road in Duncan), 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Event details and online registration can be found at: support. natureconservancy.ca.

Sunday David Vest: Maple Blues Award nominee. $25 door $20 advance, 8 p.m., Duncan Garage Showroom, 330 Duncan St.

Monday Documentary Night at the Cowichan Library: Frank Wolf follows the proposed Enbridge pipeline route by foot, bike, raft, and kayak and talks with the people who live and work on the line, 6 p.m. Cowichan Valley Naturalists: free information session

courtesy Chris Carss

featuring biologist Karen Barry, explaining how citizen science contributes to bird conservation, 9:30 a.m., Freshwater Ecocentre (Vancouver Island Trout Hatchery), Wharncliffe Road. Heart & Stroke Celebrity Breakfast: This year’s theme is Mexican Fiesta at the Travelodge Silver Bridge Inn from 7:30 to 9 a.m. Tequila Mockingbird Orchestra: Roots and world music $20 door $15 advance, 8 p.m., Duncan Garage Showroom, 330 Duncan St. Sidestepping The Power Struggle: parenting children and teens presented by Dr. Kate Herbert and Dr. Laura Mills, registered psychologists. Six-week evening course. To register: call 250-508-6803 or e mail Dr. Kate.Herbert@gmail.com.

Tuesday Dress Rehearsal Tuesday: Musicians’ showcase, 8 p.m., Duncan Garage Showroom, 330 Duncan St., $5.

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Simon Leung led the Medford Singers in the presentation of Just Singin’ Jan. 27 at the Duncan United Church.



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ARTSBEAT Bruce Springsteen meets Allen Dobb — included Alanna Pearce, Mike Meroniuk, Marshall Hunt and Michael Lothian. • Casting for Noel Coward’s comedy Blithe Spirit is now being done by Lake Cowichan’s Kaatza Lakeside Players. Roles include two men 40 to 50 years old, and ¿ve women

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ages 20 to 50 years. For more visit kaatzalakesideplayers.ca. • Featured guest artists are wanted for this year’s ArtBeat Chemainus second-annual street party and art exhibition. Artists as well as cultural groups are invited to apply. Interested artists should read the call for entry and consider attending this popular event. Application deadline is March 31. Admissions are considered on a ¿rstcome basis. Contact Peggy Grigor at 250-416-1411 or visit ArtBeatChemainus. com. • Painter Avis Rasmussen’s colourful collection of watercolours, lino-prints and oils made an impressive backdrop in the Cowichan Theatre’s lobby last month. Her subjects, from ¿shing boats to still lifes and European streetscapes, are packed with playful detail and keen observation. Peter W. Rusland has been covering Cowichan’s arts and entertainment community for two decades. If you’d like to add to this column, reach him at arts@cowichannewsleader.com.

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DOUGLAS WILLIAM BARKER JR. September 6 1940January 16, 2013

BARKER, Douglas William Jr. passed away on Wednesday 16th, January, 2013 Today he leaves behind his ever loving wife Irene, to whom he was married for 39 years; he will also be sorely missed by his loyal red lady friend, Scarlett their Irish Setter. Douglas will be lovingly remembered by his brother Jim Barker (Jackie), sisters Douglas William Jr. and numerous Elizabeth Werlin BARKER, and Katherine Kitzler (Willie) passed away on Wednesday January, nephews, nieces, great nephews and16th, great nieces.2013 Douglas is predeceased by his parents Evelyn (2012) Douglas Barker Today he leaves behind his ever loving wifeand Irene, to whom he (2005). was married for 39 years; he will also be sorely missed by his

passed away on January 15th, 2013 at Duncan BC. She was born on July 15th, 1933 in Port Talbot, Wales to William and Ethel Hemming. Mary grew up in war time London, England. In 1946 she came to Canada when her mother married a Canadian soldier, ďŹ nally settling in Vancouver. Mary married Jim Prime in 1952 in Vancouver. They were happily married for 60 years. In 1963 the family moved to the Kootenays settling in Rossland. Mary and Jim spent many a happy days sailing on the Arrow Lakes and the Gulf Islands. After retirement Mary and Jim moved to the Lower Mainland, Ladysmith and ďŹ nally Duncan. Mary's greatest joy was her four children - Kathy, Tom, Vince and Glenda (Bagg); 17 Grandchildren and 12 Great-grandchildren. A Celebration of Life was held in Crofton with family and friends. In lieu of owers, donations may be made to Canadian Diabetes Association.

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HAMEL, Ernest Daniel born April 16, 1926 in Casavant, AB, passed away peacefully on January 24, 2013 at Sunridge Place in Duncan, BC with family at his side.

especiallyhad geography, science astronomy took pride his of Douglas a true artistic soul,and which was seen through many ďŹ ne and sketches, and his joy when playing place in hisdrawings hobby rooms. the was a veryhad knowledgeable man who relished Evenpiano. until theHe end Douglas the most prodigious memory, he the written word, his many books on awith vasthis array of to subjects never ceased to amaze in conversation ability excite especially science and astronomy pride of the listenergeography, with his infectious enthusiasm for took astronomical place in his hobby rooms. events, stamps, coins, scientiďŹ c discoveries and military Even until the end Douglas had the most prodigious memory, he history.ceased to amaze in conversation with his ability to excite never the listener with collecting his infectious enthusiasm for boy astronomical Douglas started stamps as a young and has events, scientiďŹ and c discoveries and military through stamps, a lifetimecoins, of diligence research acquired and history.

Ernie was predeceased by parents William and Frances Hamel, brother Melvin and sisters Aurlean McVean and Gloria Roberts and dear brother-in-law Glenn Lloyd. Survived by brother Archie (Katy) (California).

Douglas started collecting stamps as aofyoung boy One and was has a truly remarkable worldwide collection stamps. through a lifetime diligence and research acquired and truly privileged to beofinvited to look at his prized collection. enshrined in beautifully bound and hand illustrated catalogues Douglas and Irene worldwide truly lovedcollection the Christmas holidays. a truly remarkable of stamps. OneThey was have privileged built up a to large of musical boxes,collection. snow globes, truly be collection invited to look at his prized

Ernie will also be fondly remembered by Harvey and Lorraine Lloyd and their family, Georgina Folz and family and Carol Eldridge, along with many cousins and nieces and nephews.

enshrined in beautifully bound and hand illustrated catalogues

animatedand dollsIrene and truly toys, loved fountains and Christmas ornaments. Douglas the Christmas holidays. They Everybuilt yearupthey would spend of many weeks carefully have a large collection musical boxes, snowcreating globes, their Christmas House to bring a little Christmas magic to the animated dolls and toys, fountains and Christmas ornaments. many hundreds peoplespend that have be weeks shown around festive Every year theyofwould many carefullythecreating displays over theHouse years to by bring Douglas, Irene and theirmagic red elf. their Christmas a little Christmas to the many hundreds of people that have be shown around the festive Douglas was a gentle man; he was respected and admired displays over the years by Douglas, Irene and their red elf. by the many people who had the pleasure of knowing him. He

Douglas was amissed gentle by man; was respected admired by will be sorely thehe clientele and staffand of his favourite the many people who had the pleasure of knowing him. He Corner CafĂŠ and Arbutus CafĂŠ and the many companions and will be sorely missed by the clientele and staff of his favourite friends CafĂŠ that he time with. His smiling, cheerful, Corner andshared Arbutushis CafĂŠ and the many companions and friendly, that accepting attitude of us he has friends he shared hiswas timea model with. for Histhose smiling, cheerful, left behind. friendly, accepting attitude was a model for those of us he has left behind.

In life we measure an individual’s success in a variety of In life ifwe measurelifeancould individual’s success variety of ways, Douglas’s be measured by inthea number ways, Douglas’s life could be measured by the was number of peoplesif lives he touched in a positive way, Douglas a truly peoples lives he touched in a positive way, Douglas was a truly successful man. successful man.

In passing his ďŹ nal act was the gift of sight so someone else

In passing his ďŹ nal act was the gift of sight so someone else might see see the the wonders wonders of of this this world world with with the the same same clarity clarity that that might he did. did. he

Douglas and and Irene Irene request request that that their their family family and and many many friends friends Douglas make donations to Operation Smile Canada which will transform a child’s life by restoring their smile. Operation Smile, PO Box 247, Station Main, Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada, R3C 2G9. 2G9. 1-888-677-6453. 1-888-677-6453. www.operationsmile.org www.operationsmile.org A A celebration celebration of of life life will will be be held held at at aa later later date. date. An announcement will be made.

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Our lives go on without you, but nothing is the same, We have to hide our heartache when someone speaks your name. Sad are the hearts that love you, Silent are the tears that fall, Living out our lives without you, Is the hardest part of all. The special years, will not return When we were all together But with the love within our hearts You will walk with us forever. Love Mamma, Abby and Jason

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loyal red lady friend, Scarlett their Irish Setter. Douglas will be Douglasremembered was born in by Victoria September 6th, 1940 andsisters spent lovingly his brother Jim Barker (Jackie), part of hisWerlin youthand hiking and climbing BC’s highest Elizabeth Katherine Kitzler some (Willie)ofand numerous mountains.nieces, His senior school was Qualicum and nephews, great high nephews and great nieces.College Douglas is he had especially fond memories of (2012) the students and staff with predeceased by his parents Evelyn and Douglas Barker particular regards for Mr. Knight the Head Master. Douglas (2005).

was an army veteran having served in the6th, Princess Patricia’s Douglas was born in Victoria September 1940 and spent LightofInfantry. Upon completion of his some serviceof he worked as part his youth hiking and climbing BC’s highest a dog kennelHis manager for aschool number of Qualicum years, he College then moved mountains. senior high was and onto working as afond Planer Mechanic old Chemainus he had especially memories of at thethe students and staff Saw with particular regards forclosed Mr. Knight the Head Master. Mill. When the mill Douglas’s energy movedDouglas him to was an into armyhis veteran having served in the“Home Princess Patricia’s embark own successful endeavor Sweet Home Light Infantry. completion his service he worked as Paintingâ€?. This Upon business kept himofactively employed until his a dog began kennel to manager for ainnumber health deteriorate 2012. of years, he then moved onto working as a Planer Mechanic at the old Chemainus Saw Mill. When millartistic closedsoul, Douglas’s moved him his to Douglas had the a true which energy was seen through embark intodrawings his own successful endeavor “Home Sweetplaying Home many ďŹ ne and sketches, and his joy when Paintingâ€?. business kept him actively employed his the piano. This He was a very knowledgeable man who until relished health began to deteriorate 2012.on a vast array of subjects the written word, his many in books

IN MEMORY of DANIEL THORNE April 21, 1980 - Jan 27, 2008

PRIME, Mary Faith (Hemming / Anderson) 79,

He is lovingly remembered by Audrey, his wife of 63 years and his children, Lloyd (Sandra) Amersham, England, Terry (Sandy) Victoria BC, Bev (Ron) Duncan, BC and Debbie (Jeanne) Richmond, BC.

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Bumpa was cherished by his grandchildren, Meghan (Matt), Laurie (Ian) Glenn, Matthew (Jessica) Danielle (Rickie), Jason (Jessica) and Jaclynne (Scott).

Ernie spent his early years in Alberta and enlisted in the Royal Canadian Navy at the age of 16 to ďŹ ght in WWII. He moved to Vancouver after the war and bought an acre of land on River Drive in Richmond where he built the family home. The River Drive neighbours became a tight knit group of friends who shared the good times and hard times and stayed close for life. Ernie was known for his love of and expertise with horses. He also enjoyed gardening, skiing, ďŹ shing and golďŹ ng and was an avid baseball and hockey fan. Ernie liked to cook and his friends and family spent many happy hours over the years in his back yard while he tended the barbecue. He and Audrey discovered travelling when they retired and made trips to Europe, Eastern Canada, Alaska, and Hawaii and spent many winters being snowbirds in El Centro, California. They moved to Duncan in 2008. The family would like to thank the staff at Sunridge Place for their dedicated and professional support and kindness during Ernie’s stay there. Special thanks to Dr. Karen McIntyre. A Funeral Mass will be held at St. Edward’s Catholic Parish at 2085 Maple Bay Road, Duncan, BC on Friday, February 8 at 2:00 pm. There will be a viewing at 1:00 pm in the Church. In lieu of owers the family would appreciate donations to the Cowichan Therapeutic Riding Association, Providence Farm, 1843 Tzouhalem Rd, Duncan, B.C. V9L 5L6 Online condolences may be offered at www.hwwallacecbc.com

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The News Leader Pictorial ofďŹ ce is holding several sets of “foundâ€? keysâ€?, since March 2003. Stop into the ofďŹ ce and see if any belong to you. #2-5380 Trans Canada Hwy, Duncan, next to BuckerďŹ elds

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ANNUAL GENERAL MEETING Cowichan Valley Breast Cancer Dragon Boat Society Thursday, March 7, 2013 7:00 p.m. Maritime Centre Cowichan Bay ************ Presentation of Annual Reports Election of OfďŹ cers

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A Celebration of Bernie’s Life was held January 16, 2013 and stories were shared. Bernie now rests at Shawnigan Lake Cemetery, E. Shawnigan Lake Road at Munsie. Special thanks for the love and care of staff at Glenwarren Lodge. Please share your thoughts, memories and photos of Bernie at www.mem.com (search for “Bernice Osborne�).

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CALL FOR ENTRIES 11TH ANNUAL Kitty Coleman Woodland Art & Bloom Festival. Fine Art and Quality Crafts Juried Show. Presented in a spectacular outdoor setting May 17,18, 19 Applications for Artisans are available at 2bevzimmeman@gmail.com 250-338-6901 The 4th annual WCOWMA-BC Convention & Trade Show will be held at the Ramada Convention Centre (36035 North Parallel Rd) in Abbotsford on February 7-9, 2013. Workshops, open forum discussions, networking opportunities and door prizes. Trade show admission is complimentary. Don’t miss the only wastewater trade show and convention in BC. Info at www.wcowma-bc.com.

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At age 87, our Bernie died from natural causes at Glenwarren Lodge on the evening of January 9, surrounded by loved ones. Predeceased by her Gloria in 2006, Bernie is best known for her contributions in the Cowichan Valley community and her 50 years of service to youth basketball in Victoria, with the Metropolitan Church, First Met and the V&DABA.

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LEGALS NOTICE to Creditors and Others Notice is Hereby Given that Creditors and others, having claims against the Estate of Steven Charles Gomory (A.K.A. Steve Charles Gomory and Stephen Charles Gomory), formerly of 2719 Dundas Rd. Shawnigan Lake BC, Deceased are hereby required to send the particulars thereof to the undersigned Executor, c/o George Gomory 7986 Rosewood St Burnaby BC V5E 2H3 on or before March 1, 2013, after which date the estate’s assests will be distributed, having regard only to the claims that have been received. George Steven Gomory, Executor.

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Now Hiring Logging Supervisor/Manager Required for Campbell River based Logging Contractor for coastal logging operations. Candidates should have good people skills, mechanical knowledge, harvest and road construction planning abilities, administration experience including managing safety and environmental programs, crew scheduling and supply inventory management. Must have basic computer skills. Will consider some training of a keen, motivated individual who does not have all the required skills and experience.

Heavy Duty Mechanic – Camp Job Ticketed or 3rd year or better apprentice mechanic required. Fleet of good Hitachi, Cat and Cypress equipment as well as other misc. units including Marine. If you are doing a long commute to Alberta and freezing your butt off, give us all a call. We have less than 1 hour travel to camp, offer steady, year round work, good pay and beneďŹ t plan, modern barge camp and heated shop with overhead crane. There is opportunity here in BC.... Reply in conďŹ dence to: ofďŹ ce@bwlog.ca or fax: 250-2874342

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LEMARE GROUP is accepting resumes for the following positions: • Coastal Certified Bull Buckers • Grapple Yarder Operators • Off Highway Logging Truck Drivers • Heavy Duty Mechanics Fulltime camp with union rates/benefits. Please send resumes by fax to 250-956-4888 or email to office@lemare.ca. BUSY GENERAL PRACTICE clinic requires MOA with strong work ethic for full or part-time position. Experience within medical field would be an asset. Please reply with resume to “File A 947” , c/o the News Leader Pictorial, #2-5380 Trans Can Hwy, Duncan, BC, V9L 6W4

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

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CAREER OPPORTUNITIES

SPARE DRIVERS NEEDED Cowichan Valley Regional Transit is accepting applications from Professional Drivers for spare board positions. You must have a clean Class 2 BCDL with air endorsement and a clean criminal record. You are able to pass a pre-employment health screening test. Only those with proven customer service skills need apply. Apply by fax to 250-709-2316 or e-mail colin.oakes@firstgroup.com

90 boxes = 720 bricks = $200 Pick up at 5120 Polkey Road near Windsor Plywood. Local Deliveries available. 250-748-5595 SEASONED FIR $200 cord. Split & delivered, locally. (250) 510-0412. SEASONED FIREWOOD Vancouver Island’s largest firewood producer offers firewood legally obtained during forest restoration, large cords. Help restore your forest, Burndrywood.com 1-877-902-WOOD.

GARAGE SALES ANNUAL STOREWIDE SALE. Full month of February. Highway Antique Emporium, Hwy #1 @ Chemainus. Daily 10am-5pm, 36 dealers, 5200 sq ft. Discounts ranging to 35% off.

MUSICAL INSTRUMENTS ESTATE SALE. 1996 Yamaha Clavinova Piano/Organ CVP35 with bench, as new $200 obo. Call (250)743-2521. GUITARS FOR sale. 1994 Ovation Elite Model 1768, made in the USA, asking $1300. Cort 12 string acoustic, like new with soft shell carry case, asking $550. Call (250)324-2991 ask for Rob. VIOLIN SALE for Adults & children. Also, Cellos. Both very, very nice. Please call (250)701-2035.

REAL ESTATE

HOMES WANTED

ACREAGE

WE BUY HOUSES

DUNCAN, AOTS Garage Sale, Sat., Feb 2, 9-12, 246 Ingram St, Duncan United Church Heritage Hall. Thrift Store open too. Refreshments MILL BAY, 1120 Shawnigan/Mill Bay Rd., (Cedar Creek Park), Sat & Sun, Feb. 2nd & 3rd, 9am-3pm. Too many items to list. Rain or shine. (Indoor MOVING Sale).

GARAGE SALES * Great bargains

$200,000, PRIVATE 18.5 acreage overlooking lake at Honeymoon Bay. Near park, beach, store, zoned A1. Call (250)709-9656.

APARTMENT/CONDOS

Call: 1-250-616-9053 www.webuyhomesbc.com

MOBILE HOMES & PARKS BACHELOR PAD 55+ Park: 980sq.ft. of total comfort. 2bdrms, 6 appli’s, some furniture. Lrg covered deck, fruit trees, garden space. $79,500. Just move in!. (250)754-6436

* All local, in COWICHAN!

We are an equal opportunity employer.

HELP WANTED

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

HELP WANTED DUNCAN, 2 bed, 2 bath adult Condo, #3-370 Cairnsmore St. Level entry, patio, small pet ok. Newly reno’d. $146,000. (250)597-8070

HOUSES FOR SALE

Duncan Business Improvement Area Society The Duncan BIA is a non-pro¿t society representing the downtown Duncan Business community and is managed by a 12 member board. We are looking for a early April 2013.

Coordinator to start in

The successful candidate must be a good communicator, both verbal and written, able to accept responsibility and work independently and be passionate about downtown. Business experience would be an asset. Amongst other duties, the position involves the design and placement of advertising, the organization of downtown events, and the representation of the downtown community to the public and to other agencies. Salary range is $15 to $17 per hour, depending on experience. Some evening and weekend work is required and the work can be physically demanding. Respond to the Duncan BIA of¿ce #203 - 111 Station Street Duncan BC, V9L 1M8 by February 15, 2013

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:

Area Engineer Certified Saw Filer Certified Millwright Heavy Duty Mechanic Detailed job postings can be viewed at

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

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

MORTGAGES MISCELLANEOUS FOR SALE 53’ CONTAINER for a Semi trailer, $4800. 20’ 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 HOT TUB (SPA) COVERS. Best price. Best quality. All shapes & colours available. 1-866-652-6837 www.thecoverguy.com/newspaper?

North Lantzville Estate Sale Virtual waterfront, 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. 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

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Friday, February 1, 2013

Cowichan News Leader Pictorial A23

RENTALS

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APARTMENT/CONDO

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COMMERCIAL/INDUSTRIAL

DUPLEXES/4PLEXES

SHAUGHNESSY GARDENS

1700 SQ’ warehouse w/ retail and ofďŹ ce space for lease on Polkey Rd. Unit has overhead doors and ample parking. --------1000 sq’ - 7000 sq’ Store front with excellent exposure, overhead doors, ample parking. available now. --------500 sq’ ofďŹ ce retail space for lease with highway exposure and ample parking. --------Please call (250)748-9622 to view

$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).

CLEAN, SPACIOUS, reno’d 1-bdrm, top oor, W/D, 2525 Dingwall St., $625 mo. Call 1-(250)474-0545. DUNCAN, 1 bdrm on Alexander St. VERY clean, secure. Sunny 3rd oor corner unit. $650. Mar 1st. (250)748-8196 DUNCAN- 2 bdrm, $850 includes utilities. NS/NP. Avail Feb 1. Call Gerry (250)7156218 or (250)746-4144. DUNCAN, 2 bdrm Condo, 5 appl’s, N/S, cat ok. Ref’s req’d. $800. 3226 Cowichan Lake Rd. (Immed). 250-597-0011. DUNCAN in town, avail now/Mar 1st. Quiet 2 bdrm apt. 5 appl, $850-$900. 250246-6626 or 250-746-4016 Ladysmith: 1 & 2 bdrm suites from $700/mo incl. heat & hot water, ocean views, small pets ok. Ask about our incentives. 250-668-9086.

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. Studio $520.

(250)748-3729

Under New Management Large 2 BDRM corner unit. Walk to Safeway, Shoppers, Restaurants & Aquatic Centre. On bus route. Heat & H/W incl’d. Small pet OK. On-site managers. Call 250-748-1304. MAPLE Bay - 1Bdrm Suite Private entrance, 1 covered parking spot,F/S, W/D, utilities, internet, included. 1 small pet may be considered. For N/S quiet mature person. Ref’s & DD req’d. $750.00. Call 250.746.8681

SHAWNIGAN LAKE- (southwest) clean & adorable 1 bdrm Apt, W/D, lake views, N/S. Available March 1. $650 mo + utils. 1 year lease req’d. Call 250-743-5036.

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Duncan’s Best Condominium

Available Immediately!

Condominium / Apartment • great location just steps from downtown • 5 appliances including insuite laundry • elevator • secured entry • large sunny balconies • creative oor plans • adult 55+ • 1 1/2 bathrooms

From $950.00 per month 250-746-8139 HOMES FOR RENT

HOMES FOR RENT

ROWAN PROPERTY MANAGEMENT LTD. (Agent for the Owner) Office: 250-748-9090 rowanproperty@shaw.ca

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

CENTRAL DUNCAN- Lovely 1 BDRM suites in seniors oriented building, heat included. NS/NP. Please call Art, 250-746-7241. CENTRAL LOCATION, Bachelor, 1 & 2 bdrms, balcony, F/S, hot water, parking, pet considered, $525$850/mo. Call 250-748-7764. CHEMAINUS: 55+ Senior building, 1 bdrm. No pets, No smoking. $556 & $535/mo. Avail now. 250-246-4221 Chemainus: Ashley Court. Ground r unit, 2 bdrm, 5 appliances. Small pet ok, avail. now. $775/mo 250-924-6966. Chemainus: Lockwood Villa, well kept bldg, 1 bdrm Jan 1st or 15th, ocean view top oor $625, 1 bdrm Feb 15, $625 incl. heat & hot water, 1 sm pet welcome. 55 +. Call Karen 250-709-2765, 250-246-1033.

ž 1405 Haida Rd, Duncan $615 1 BR lower suite, 2 apps, 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 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 102-241 McKinstry Rd, Duncan $995 3 BR 2 bth condo, very quiet building, 19+ ž 302-9876 Esplanade St, Chemainus$995 2 BR 2 bth condo w/ 5 apps, 55+ bldg 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 1B-3144 Golab Pl, Duncan $1195 3 BR 1.5 bth townhouse w/ 5 apps, shed ž 7092 Norcross Rd, Duncan $1200 3 BR 3 bth home w/ 6 apps, den, office ž 3098 Stonehaven Pl, Duncan $1525 New 3 BR 2 bth home w/3 apps,heat pump ž 5962 Salish Rd, Duncan $1800 4 BR 3 bth home w/ heat pump & 6 apps For updated info please visit our website at:

www.rowanproperty.ca

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

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

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

To view call 250-748-3321

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www. bcclassiďŹ ed.com

3251 Cowichan Lake Rd.

Clean 1 & 2 bdrm units. Full size fridge, stove & dishwasher. Carpet & linoleum, window coverings, ďŹ replace. Quiet, well maintained bldg with elevator & sauna. Pet friendly. Close to schools & Hospitals. CALL TO VIEW 250.710.7515 250.748.3412

APARTMENTS FURNISHED WATERFRONT (Shawnigan Lake) deluxe furn’d 1 bdrm, 7 appls, NS/NP. Avail immed until June. 30, $800 mo + util’s & wi-ďŹ . Ref’s. 250-743-1667.

COMMERCIAL/INDUSTRIAL 2000 sqft prime downtown Duncan ground oor retail with private parking lot. Ideal for retail or could be converted for automotive shop or similar. Recent renovation. $12/ft. 250-246-8442 SHOP WAREHOUSE for lease, Boys Rd., Duncan, 1500sq ft w/ofďŹ ce. $7.25 sq ft Call (250)474-3585.



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CHEMAINUS DOWNTOWN. New 2 bdrm, 2 bath rancher, 1/2 block shopping/hospital. $1200. Call 250-589-2008. DUNCAN- 2 bdrm, 4 appls, gas F/P, shared W/D. $900. Avail Jan. 15th or Feb. 1st. Call (250)746-8900. DUNCAN, 4 bed duplex near hospital, $1250/m. Feb 1st. N/P,N/S. (250)748-6665 DUNCAN, Walk to town, Quiet 3 bdrm upper, 1.5 baths, 5 appl’s. Fenced back yard. NS/NP. $1275 incl’s util. Avail now. 250-748-9059

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

HONEYMOON BAY, 3 bdrm, 1 bath, 4 appl’s, near park, lake & bus. Large yard & deck. Avail now, $700 + util’s. 1(250)380-2026 or text 1-250891-2803

COTTAGES 1 BEDROOM cabin for rent, located in a trailer park at 1400 Alberni hwy, Parksville. Wireless internet and cable included. Only $600 per month 250-954-9547 2 bdrm estate cottage, approx 700 sq ft, in quiet rural area, 15 minutes west of Duncan. F/S, W/D, wood stove. Firewood NOT included. Small pet neg. $700/m. (250) 210-5113

LAKE COWICHAN- 2 bdrm renovated sxs duplex. Quiet, rural area. F/S. $550./mo + utils. 250-749-4061. LAKE COWICHAN 3bdrm duplex, avail Jan 15, f/s, heat incl Laundry room, garage. $890. (250)715-5810 (250)748-4253 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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HOME/BUSINESS SERVICES

HOME/BUSINESS SERVICES

HOME/BUSINESS SERVICES

HOME/BUSINESS SERVICES

CARPENTRY

FENCING

HOUSEHOLD SERVICES

PAINTING

Window Washing Gutter Cleaning Pressure Washing Yard Cleaning Junk Haul away

CLEANING SERVICES HOUSE CLEANING, Bonded reasonable rate. Call ReneĂŠ 250-701-7301

Husband & Wife Housecleaning & Hauling *Attic to Basement

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

30 yr’s Experience No HST

COMPUTER SERVICES

HAULING AND SALVAGE

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

Delivery Guy

30 Years, Licensed & certiďŹ ed Top to Bottom

Big or small

250-710-5202 www.dbmckenzieconstruction.com

DAVID GALE Construction for all your renovation needs. 26 yr. exp. 250-746-9956 www.davidgaleconstruction.ca

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

PLUMBING AVS INSULATION REMOVAL

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

Adrian Lepitre OfďŹ ce: 250-748-3304 Fax: 250-709-2223 adrianlepitre@shaw.ca

STEREO/TV/DVD

We ďŹ x everything

(250)743-2858

DAVE’S HANDYMAN & CONSTRUCTION SERVICES

250-710-8338

INSULATION

Cell: 250-732-2354

JOE’S HANDYMAN SERVICE

250-748-5062

CONTRACTORS

Changing to fresh colours Professionally & promptly with good prices. Interior, Exteriors Residential Commercial sunsetpainting.ca Free Estimates Call Bill or Lore

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

Free estimates

Larry’s Cleaning (250)701-1362

SUNSET PAINT & RENOVATE

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

VHS to DVD. Preserve those VHS tapes - let me transfer them to DVD for you. Reasonable rates. Call Bob - 250733-2180 or email bd-beland@shaw.ca

MOVING & STORAGE Reliable man with 3/4 ton van & trailer for deliveries or moving and junk removal. Larry (250) 701-1362

STUCCO/SIDING

(250) 597-8335

PAINTING

yourdeliveryguy.ca

PAT THE PAINTER. Small jobs ok. 25 years exp. Seniors discount. Call 250-246-0248.

DELIVERIES HAULING/JUNK REMOVAL MOVING JOBS WELCOME

Lowest Price Guarantee GARBAGE CAN Dan Junk Hauling & Free Metal Removal 600lbs+. 250-508-0679.

HOME IMPROVEMENTS A.M.C. Home Improvements will beat any written building centre bathroom estimate on labour by 15%, simple as that. Call (250)743-9920

TOTAL HOME RENOVATIONS Decks, Fencing, Carports Garages, Painting, Drywall All Interior & exterior Work guaranteed 40 years Experience Free estimates

(250)748-9150

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

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

TREE SERVICES

MOBILE MILLING LTD.

Custom On Site Milling, Siding, Fencing, Beams, Lumber Grading, Lumber Sales, Cedar, Fir & Clears Excavator c/w Thumb Fully Insured

250-743-8284 or pmmill@telus.net


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Friday, February 1, 2013

RENTALS

RENTALS

RENTALS

TRANSPORTATION

MOBILE HOMES & PADS

OFFICE/RETAIL

WANTED TO RENT

TOWING

2 bedroom Trailer for rent with work shop in small trailer park, located at 1365 Alberni Hwy, Parksville. $600 per month. 250-954-9547 TALL TIMBERS Park, Duncan: 3 bdrm, F/S, washer, 1.5 bath, fenced yard, small pet considered. $800/mo. Avail. March 1st. Ref’s, damage deposit. Call (250)748-7248.

DUNCAN, office/retail, downtown 950 sq.ft. ground floor, completely reno’d. Reception area, 3 offices. $1050/month. Avail now. 604-820-8929

Long Term Commercial Lease Required

For Scrap Vehicles

HOMES FOR RENT 2 BDRM bungalow, 10 min’s north of Duncan, $875/mo. Utilities’s not incl.. Available Mar 1st. (250)732-1965 3 bdrm Character home in Duncan. Lrg fenced yard, pets considered. $1350/m. Call/text (250) 597-4725. Avail mid-Feb 4 to 5 Bed, 2 bath, newly updated home for rent on Maple Bay Rd. Lovely home on 1/2 acre lot w/ big deck overlooking Quamichan Lake. Home has new windows and a new efficient oil furnace. N/S N/P Small pet neg. $1350/mo Avail. March 1. Email mwatkin@shaw.ca or 250-701-7334 CHERRY PT- Clean, quiet 2 bdrm, storage room, waterfront mobile home. NS/NP. $950 inclds utils 250-743-2370 COWICHAN STATION3 bdrm Rancher, single garage in private setting. Avail March. 1st, N/S, pet neg. Refs req’d, $800/mo. Call 250-752-1213.

CROFTON Large reno’d house near the school, great area. 4 large bedrooms, 3 bath, 2 living rooms, fireplace, dishwasher, huge sundeck with hottub! Big yard! $1250/m. Available immediately. N/S, pet considered. (250) 3311465 CROFTON, OCEAN view, beautiful 3 BDRMS 2-story home, 1.5 bath, rec room, 4 appls, double garage, 2 fireplaces, N/S, N/P, avail immed, ref’s req’d, $1275 mo. Call (250)746-7935. DUNCAN: 3541 Auchinachie, 3bdrm, F/S, W/D hookup, Feb 1. $1150. 250-748-3663 DUNCAN, 3 bdrm, 2 bath, Rancher, close to lake, big fenced yard, F/S, W/D, D/W, heat pump, $1485 + utils, N/S, N/P. Call 250-748-6574. DUNCAN, NEAR Hospital, mobile home for rent in quiet adult park. Pets ok, call for details. (250) 246-8318. DUNCAN, SOUTH: Large 3+ bdrm, full basement, 4 appls, small pet ok, N/S, $1100/mo. Avail March. 1. 250-246-1457. DUNCAN, SUNNY 3 bdrm + den Rancher, walk to town, garden spot, lrg fully fenced yard, long term tenants preferred, N/S, pets neg, March. 1st, $995 mo. (250)748-3818. FEB 1 / Mar 1, One bedroom house on acreage at Shawnigan Lake. Open concept with 4 appliances. $800 per month, references and security required. 250-733-0828. 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 Feb 1. $1100. (604)715-3535. jimkarmann@shaw.ca LK COWICHAN on Sunset Drive, newly reno’d 3 bdrm, 2 bath house w/ patio. Lake glimpses, steps to beach & use of dock. 1/2 acre lot w/ garden. Pet ok. Avail Feb. 15 or March. 1st. $950/mo. Call Ruth 1-250-812-7578. Rowan Property Management Ltd. Has a large selection of homes & apartments for rent in the Cowichan Valley. Visit us at www.rowanproperty.ca or call (250)748-9090 SHAWNIGAN STATIONRancher Style Houses for Rent. Option of Rent-to-Own 2 & 3 bdrms, 2 bath. $1700/mo+ utils. NS/NP. W/D included. Email for more info or pics: lisa.sia@shaw.ca Call us at 250-514-0094.

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

DUNCAN, professional office space for rent, good location, parking, rates & terms negotiable. Reply to: duncanofficespace@gmail.com

Green Door Society 900 sqft space for rent, incl. 2 office spaces, reception. Beautifully Restored Heritage Building and grounds. Incl. triple net, $1512/mo. 250-748-3701,250-510-1209 ‘a house, a garden, a place for people’ WANT TO GET NOTICED? Prime retail/office space for rent in highly visible historical building on corner of First and Roberts in Ladysmith. 1,687 sq ft. 2 bathrooms, small kitchen, new flooring, A/C

A well established Cowichan non-retail business requires the following for a long term and renewable lease: *ground floor 2,200+ sq foot office 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

TRANSPORTATION AUTO FINANCING

CASH Call

Tight Line Towing (250)709-5692 TRUCKS & VANS

1989 NISSAN Pick-Up $3,100. 4-cyl, standard, great on gas, great cond. Full spare and cab, 177,000km. Maintenance records. (250)713-5264 1991 PLYMOUTH Voyager, runs well, $800. firm. Please call (250)710-6568 or (250)743-6543.

Call 250-245-2277

SUITES, LOWER $700 INCL utilities. 1 brd suite lrg kitchen F/S/DW shrd laundry. NS/NP. Suits prof./student. Walk to town, Cowichan commons, VIU. 250-597-3498 COBBLE HILL, 2 bdrm main floor, Feb 15, heat, elect incl, newer carpet, paint, no dogs, ref, security deposit req’d, $800 mo. 250-743-4154. COBBLE HILL. Bright, clean, 1 bdrm suite, $600. Hydro & water included. NS/NP. Refs req’d. (250)743-8166. COWICHAN BAY 1 Bdrm suite, bright, mountain & ocean view, ns/np, Util./Internet incl. $750. 250-748-2810. COWICHAN BAY area, 1 bdrm, avail now, $700 incl’s util’s & laundry. NS/NP. ref’s req. (250)743-3755 Crofton - quiet cul-de-sac, bachelor suite (for one person), nicely furnished. N/S, N/P, W/D, built-in vac, no partiers, ref’s req. & dd. $650 (250) 246-4192

DreamTeam Auto Financing “0” Down, Bankruptcy OK Cash Back ! 15 min Approvals

1-800-961-7022 www.iDreamAuto.com DL# 7557

CARS 1988 CHEVY Caprice Classic, low mileage, 1 owner. $2250. Glass top Kenmore stove, white, $225. Both very nice. Please call (250)701-2035.

Dig Up Buried Treasure in Classified

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

ESTATE SALE. 1995 Chevy Corsica, low mileage, clean, runs well, $600 obo. Call (250)743-2521. RECREATIONAL VEHICLES FOR SALE

GLENORA, 1bdrm, newly reno’d. Large yard, separate ent & parking, hydro, cable & WiFi incl. Shared laundry. $700, Ref’s & DD. No partiers. Avail now. 250-701-3469 2003 REXAIR CLASS A, 29 ft motor home. Excellent condition. Low mileage. Unique kitchen w/Corian countertops, Garage kept. Tow package & generator, N/P/N/S. $44,900. (250) 746-7808

DUNCAN, 3 bdrm newly reno’d, 4 new appl’s, W&D hookup, NS, NP. $975/mo + util. Feb 1. 250-709-7180 DUNCAN- (WALKING distance to hospital) new 2 bdrm, 900 sq ft, upper suite w/priv ent, garage, F/S, D/W, W/D, views of Mt. Prevost. N/S. Mar. 1. $1050. 250-732-6282. 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, $850, NS/NP, W/D. Security system incld’d. Call 250-812-0408.

TOWNHOUSES LK COW. 2-bdrm townhouse. $700./mo. NS/NP. Avail immediately. (250)886-2720.

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ifferent strokes for different swimmers. The island regional short course championships are a competition that’s always coveted by Duncan Stingrays’ swimmers at all levels. “For our younger ones, this was their highest level of competition and the older ones, this competition served as a stepping stone for their preparations going into provincials and Western Canadian championships,’’ noted Stingrays’ head coach Leanne Sirup. A total of 19 Stingrays attended the latest event in Comox. “Our senior swimmers displayed great strength and discipline as they are in the midst of a heavy block of training. Despite their obvious fatigue, they all stepped forward in each of their races,’’ Sirup pointed out. “Many were quite surprised by their results and their drops in time fueled further excitement.’’ Fourteen of the 19 placed in the top eight on the island for their respective categories. Six swimmers achieved 100 % personal best times plus any new challenges or races. The group included: Ava Smith, 10; Kealey Scott, 10; Desirae Ridenour, 13; Malia Prystupa, 10; Oliver Castle, 11; and Zeara Broadway, 12. Smith added the 50-metre backstroke and 100 breast as new races while Castle

challenged himself as a ¿rst-timer in the 800 free and 400 I.M. Scott (100 Ày), Ridenour (1,500 free) and Broadway (100 back) also did new races. In the ranks of those one event short of personal best perfection were: Tess VanNieuwkerk, 10; Montana Prystupa, 13; James Ogihara-Kertz, 13; Megan Lewis, 12; Jeremy Kissack, 13; Lalaine Gower, 13; Olin Dahlstrom, 9; and Jessica Castle, 10. The 100 Ày and 200 I.M. were new races for Dahlstrom. VanNieuwkerk (100 back), Ogihara-Kertz (800 free) and Lewis (200 I.M.) ventured into new race territory. Savanah VanNieuwkerk, 13, Rosie Lee, 15, and Laura Kissack, 15, achieved personal bests in all but two races. Haakon Koyote, 15, had two personal bests and Natalia Garriock, 16, managed two seasonal bests. Gower achieved her ¿rst 14-year-old provincial AA qualifying times in the 100 breast and 100 free. Jeremy Kissack attained his ¿rst 13-year-old provincial AA qualifying times in the 100 back and 200 back. Two Duncan Swim Team records were broken by Malia Prystupa. She surpassed the 10 and under female 200 back mark with a swim of 2:54.66 and the 100 free standard she set of 1:12.37 narrowly edged her coach’s (nee Wilkinson) record dating back to 1986. Oliver Castle ¿nished in the top two in all six of his races while Malia Prystupa managed two gold and two silver.

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White’s free throws make the difference

Cowichan basketball: T-Bird girls keeping it close in all games, as the development process remains on track Don Bodger

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Planned shot by Cowichan’s Aleah Grier is interrupted by Julianna Campbell of Shawnigan Lake School Saturday. Shawnigan won 4538 during a four-team senior girls’ basketball tournament hosted by Shawnigan Lake last Friday and Saturday.

lose games are becoming the norm for the Cowichan Thunderbird girls’ basketball team. Cowichan took on Cedar in its ¿rst game of a tournament at Shawnigan Lake School last Friday and won 50-49. The game was decided on two free throws by Allie White with 14 seconds left. “It was an exciting

game for the fans and a nice game to win,’’ noted Cowichan co-coach Jim Nugent. Player of the game for Cowichan was Sam Jory. Saturday morning action resulted in a 45-38 loss to Shawnigan Lake School. Nugent indicated it was a game Cowichan could have won. “As has been our problem all year, we missed too many layups and had about a two-minute lapse,’’ he pointed out. By comparison, Shawnigan made its shots at key

times. White and Katie Porter were players of the game for Cowichan. Cowichan’s second game of the day wasn’t played, as Kwalikum pulled out of the tournament. The T-Birds are at Vanier Tuesday, as they continue gearing up for the North Island tournament at Port Alberni Feb. 14-15.

Boys win twice Cowichan Thunderbird senior boys are now 3-0 in

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and added ¿ve assists, as Cowichan defeated Vanier 58-49 Thursday. Dorby hit for 15 points and Braydon Aumen also reached double ¿gures with 10. The team has three league games left and hosts the North Island ¿nals Feb. 22 and 23.

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Girls press the issue against GNS

DCS boys dig deep for results Juggling act: Great teamwork leads to fourth place at the Juggler Classic Don Bodger

Swarming defence: Chargers take charge early in convincing victory

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lenlyon Norfolk School didn’t have an answer for relentless pressure put on early by the Duncan Christian School Chargers in a senior girls’ single-A basketball league game at the DCS gym Tuesday afternoon. A full-court press made it dif¿cult for Glenlyon to get across the centre line in time and staked DCS to an 18-8 ¿rst-quarter lead. The margin reached 40-12 at the half and 60-24 after three quarters and DCS maintained control to the end for a 77-26 victory. “That’s the idea if you’ve got to put it out there,’’ said DCS coach Michelle Nederlof of her team’s stiÀing defence. The one downside for the Chargers was they missed a lot of shots that might normally have been crucial in a closer game. “We have to work on our outside shooting,’’ Nederlof said. “They know that and they’re committed to that.’’ The seven players on the DCS roster all contributed to the scoring and the defensive plan. Rachael Bakker led the offense with 21 points and 16 rebounds while Olivia Bakker added 17 points and 19 rebounds and Becky Bazinet contributed 15 points and made eight steals. Grade 9 student Brenna Bazinet looked calm, cool and collected in putting a dozen points on the board. Lauren King-Nyberg had six points and eight steals, Victoria Neufeld scored four points and added seven rebounds and Carli Pat-

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Getaway attempt by Glenlyon’s Kealy Troje Hoyt doesn’t work too well, above, with Becky Bazinet of DCS swooping in. Below, a steal by the Chargers’ Lauren King-Nyberg leads to a shot at the basket, with Jordan Egles of Glenlyon trying hard to defend. terson had two points and seven rebounds. “They’re a good bunch of girls,’’ said Nederlof. “I’ve been fortunate the last few years.’’ DCS has a great program in place now, with Michelle King grooming the junior girls for advancement. Previously, DCS played in the cross-zone tournament at Langley Christian. The Chargers lost 55-38 to a strong Credo Christian team, crushed Xit’olacw School from the Pemberton area 8924 and fell 53-44 to Unity Christian. “Unity has a bench the size of our team,’’ said Nederlof. Becky Bazinet, Rachael Bakker and Olivia Bakker were the respective players of the game. At the Ladysmith Invitational, the team won two games handily and lost two close battles.

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uncan Christian School’s senior boys’ basketball team clinched fourth place in the Notre Dame Juggler Classic tournament in Vancouver with an overtime win against Ballenas. DCS topped Ballenas 76-70 on the strength of 34 points, seven assists and 14 rebounds from Josh Klassen, who was named a tournament all-star. Doug Groenendijk also had a big game with 32 points, 19 rebounds and four blocks. Nick Kapteyn was player of the game for his six points and 13 rebounds. DCS opened the tournament with a 70-52 loss to West Vancouver. Groenendijk was on ¿re with 27 points and nine rebounds and was player of the game. Kapteyn collected 12 points and Klassen contributed nine points to go along with nine assists. The second game brought an 81-63 victory over Alberni, as Groenendijk scored 26 points with 10 rebounds and eight assists while player of the game Klassen netted 25 points plus nine assists. Bennett King-Nyberg stepped up to produce 15 points with seven steals. Kapteyn collected nine points and 15 rebounds. Next up on the tournament trail for the team is the Island Showdown at Glenlyon Norfolk School in Victoria. The DCS midget boys recently competed in the B.C. Christian Grade 8 boys’ basketball championships at Unity Christian in Chilliwack. The young team made up of Grade 7 and 8 players gained a lot of experience at the high level tournament. The team had a tough opening game, losing 58-26 to host Unity, followed by competitive games ending in narrow 23-15 and 33-28 defeats to Regent Christian Academy and Richmond Christian, respectively. Meanwhile, Johnny Carson — not that one — made a surprise appearance at DCS to lead a two-hour basketball clinic Saturday. He had an illustrious university career.

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Stellingwerff’s visit pumps up students

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Cobble Hill School students are getting excited about running and exercising and participating in the upcoming Times Colonist 10K. The students received some incentive from Canadian Olympic 1,500-metre runner Hilary

Stellingwerff, who went to the school to talk to them about her experiences at the 2012 Summer Olympics. Stellingwerff lives in Victoria and also just recently spoke at the Valley Youth Athlete of the Year awards.

Martinson sets a course record Cobble Hill 10 K: Victoria runner puts plenty of distance between himself and the field Don Bodger

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eoff Martinson shattered the course record in the Cobble Hill 10 K race

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Leader of the pack at Wilkinson Road early in the race, Geoff Martinson, above, maintains his advantage on the Äeld right to the end in course record time at the Cobble Hill 10 K. Below, a pack of runners takes a corner. Bottom, Sean Chester soars past Andrew McCartney.

Sunday. Martinson, 26, of Victoria ran away from the ¿eld in the second event of the Frontrunners Island Race Series, ¿nishing in 30:46. That was a full 25 seconds better than the previous best on the course of 31:11 set by Steve Osaduik in 2008. Martinson knew heading into the race that the course record was attainable for him. “I thought about it,’’ he said. “I wasn’t sure, but I thought I’ve got to try.’’ Martinson took the pre-race hype about his capability of breaking the record in stride. As a ¿rst-timer on the course, he didn’t fully know what to expect. “It’s challenging,’’ he said. “There’s rolling hills the whole way and a good uphill from 3 K to 5 K.’’ Martinson has a 1,500-metre race this weekend at the Richmond Oval at the Harry Jerome Indoor Games and thought the Cobble Hill event would be the perfect tune-up. His background is actually in middle distance track and he’s previously been to world

championships as a member of the Canadian team. Martinson’s road racing has been a bit more sporadic of late. “I sort of put that on the shelf for now,’’ he said. “I’m moving into a new career in real estate. I still love running. Once you’re a runner, it’s hard to stop.’’ Two-time defending champion Sean Chester, a Chemainus Secondary School grad, sprinted past Andrew McCartney in the home stretch and took second place in 31:54, slipping under 32 minutes on the course for the ¿rst time. “I kind of got a couple of steps on him late in the race,’’ said Chester of his push past McCartney. “I did know one of the turns coming up. That de¿nitely clicked. “I’ve been doing lots of training for the sprint at the end. It de¿nitely paid off.’’ McCartney was third in 31:57. A total of 532 runners ¿nished the race. Catrin Jones (35:57) nipped Lucy Smith (36:00) for top spot among the women. Besides Martinson in men’s 25 to 29, Jones in 30 to 34 female, and Smith in masters female, two other age group records were set — Gary Duncan in men’s 55 to 59, and Valerie Gonzales in women’s 65 to 69.

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High-sticking tactic is used by the Islanders’ Braeden Cross to try and corral the puck during Sunday VIJHL action at Kerry Park Arena against Peninsula.

Milligan igniting offense Breakthrough player: Veteran Islander having a banner season Don Bodger

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idden in the Kerry Park Islanders’ 5-34-3 record are the simply marvellous seasons being enjoyed by Alex Milligan and Kyle Peterson. Milligan and Peterson have been carrying the offense for the Vancouver Island Hockey League squad with 25 and 22 goals, respectively. The next closest total to them on the team is nine. “I’ve got a lot more con¿dence,’’ said Milligan. “With more con¿dence, a lot of things can happen. “Me and Kyle notice we have to lead the team on and off the ice just because we have such a young team this year. Me and Kyle took it upon ourselves to show guys how to play junior.’’ Milligan popped in two more goals Wednesday night, but the Islanders lost 7-5 to the Westshore Wolves on the road.

“It was an all right game,’’ said Milligan. “It was like a back and forth kind of thing.’’ Connor Krupa also scored twice for the Islanders and Cody Short added a single. The Islanders played their most complete game of the season Sunday at Kerry Park for their ¿fth win by beating Peninsula 5-1. “We ¿gured out we had to play a full 60 minutes,’’ said Milligan, who also notched two goals in that game. Corey Peterson, Kyle Peterson and Jamie Jensen added singles. Milligan watched from the stands Saturday in Parksville while still under suspension, as the Islanders blew a 3-0 lead after the second period and lost 5-3 to Oceanside. They went on a four-minute power play early in the third and promptly gave up two shorthanded goals. “Everything went wrong from there,’’ said Milligan. The Islanders host Saanich Saturday at 7:30 p.m.

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1950: frostbite

1950: unions

DATELINE: COWICHAN

by Ann Andersen

Most of the staff at the Duncan’s King’s Daughters’ Hospital had become unionized over the previous year, and the hospital board, its executive and labour relations committee had spent considerable time dealing with labour matters.

1950: sewer

Totem Lunch co-proprietor Don McColl came home with a severely frostbitten big toe after six hours of looking for a much publicized skiers’ paradise on Mount Brenton. With him on his expedition into the wilderness was Mr. Clayton Wright.

Cowichan caught in a deep freeze Dateline 1950: Temperatures hit -13 Fahrenheit Ann Andersen

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little bit of snow and subsequent accidents held up traf¿c on the Malahat for an hour on Christmas Day. But imagine what the winter-weary folks of Cowichan faced in 1950 when 63 inches of snow fell during the ¿rst three weeks of January with temperatures plummeting as low as 13 degrees below zero. The of¿cial reading taken at city hall was ¿ve degrees below. These temperatures were recorded using the Fahrenheit scale, where 32 degrees is the freezing level. Thermometers at private residences registered between six to 13 below zero with Mrs. Mutter, a 43-year resident, registering 13 below at her Somenos Road property. Duncan townsite resident Al Streich registered eight below. At Cowichan Bay, Capt. Don Peck used three boats and a barge to break through the ¿ve-inch thick “ice-¿eld” that stretched 200 yards beyond the Peck Àoat. “Unfortunately,” observed the Leader, “old records of the late W. H. Lomas, who was ¿rst of¿cial weather observer in the district while acting as Indian agent, are not available, but it is established that he of¿cially recorded a reading of 13 below in February, 1893.” His diary shows that for several days before his “13 below”, his entries had simply read “colder.”

Plans for the first unit of a sewer system to be built on the east side of the City of Duncan took concrete form when Hugh Brockington, a civil engineer from Vancouver was instructed to prepare plans and estimates by Mayor J. C. Wragg.

Pictures of the Past

Jan. 31, 1969. Weather: Very cold, Winter up until now as long and cold as ever remembered There are millions of birds around today, and just come into sight are three swans — have our “mutes” found a friend or have we visitors? Jocelyn goes down to the front with bread for “our” birds, and they appear as if by magic around the corner, so the other three are something special. The binoculars prove them to be swans but the dusk is too great to allow good enough visibility for beak colouring. Jack arrives home and has a look, Jocelyn comes up after finishing the feeding, and the three majestic creatures start to coast down the river. But life is not so simple they are encroaching on the “mutes” territorial rights and something is going to happen. The male swan must have told his lady to stay-put before he headed out into the river. Being a mute he had only his wings and movements to prove himself, but this he did with all his might, and as quick as a wink those three visitors were scattered and separated upon the river bank towards the flats. Now of course we could see their colouring and if this were not enough we could hear the claxon call of their unique breed, we were viewing three trumpeter swans. Our pets kept them apart until after dark but next day they were happily eating 200 yards or so up the river — not on the territory of the “mutes.” They, plus, mergansers, ring-necks, ruddy ducks, pintails, wood ducks (very rare we believe) and hundreds of other wild fowl who had been pre-empted by solid ice at their usual lakes and ponds, they stayed over one week. —from the diary of Lois Phillips, observed from the mouth of the Cowichan River, at the foot of Mt. Tzouhalem courtesy Lois Phillips

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Sticks â&#x20AC;&#x2DC;Nâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; Stones land and sea transport hauls an abandoned 18-foot speed boat out of the water Monday at the Cowichan Bay boat launch.

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APPOINTMENTS TO Cowichan Station/Sahtlam/Glenora Advisory Planning Commission The Cowichan Valley Regional District is accepting applications from interested persons wishing to serve on the Cowichan Station/Sahtlam/Glenora Advisory Planning Commission. The Advisory Planning Commission consists of up to 15 members. The term of appointments shall be for one year with the option of renewal. Appointments are recommended by the Area Director but formally appointed by the Regional Board. The Advisory Planning Commission is requested to comment on matters respecting the use of land, community planning or proposed bylaws and permits as directed by the Electoral Area Director or the Regional Board under the provisions of the Local Government Act. Persons interested in volunteering their time to sit as a representative on the Advisory Planning Commission must submit a letter of application to Joe Barry, Corporate Secretary, Legislative Services Department, 175 Ingram Street, Duncan, BC V9L 1N8 no later than 8:30 am, Tuesday, February 12, 2013. Additional information may be obtained by calling Tom Anderson, General Manager, Planning & Development Department at (250) 746-2620 or toll free at 1-800-665-3955. The following information is requested in the letter of application: name, address, postal code, home and/or business telephone number, email address, history of community involvement, other relevant history, technical or special expertise, and reasons for seeking appointment. Phone: (250) 746-2500 Fax: (250) 746-2513 Email: cvrd@cvrd.bc.ca Website: http://www.cvrd.bc.ca

Mayor pledges to be friendly neighbour despite latest Halalt water-rights appeal

Court to settle legal arguments about ownership of the river’s aquifer wells. Halalt leaders have ¿led a leave to appeal application with Ottawa’s high court. Lawyer William Andrews said the Supreme Court has been asked to address two key legal issues: who owns the groundwater under the reserve and Aboriginal-title lands; and where a First Nation asserts both Aboriginal rights and title, can the Crown do its consultation based only on the rights, and not the title? Halalt’s release reads. Those questions spring from the province’s November appeal that set aside a 2011 B.C. Supreme Court ruling stopping municipal water pumping until Victoria held proper project consultation with the Halalt. Chief James Thomas said the appeal will be of national importance.

Lefebure’s take: water is important, they have a right to appeal Peter W. Rusland

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ood working ties to Halalt First Nation leaders are still crucial to North Cowichan council, despite Halalt’s high-court appeal about municipal water rights to Chemainus River’s aquifer. “We won’t let the Supreme Court case impinge on our relationship with the Halalt,” Mayor Jon Lefebure said last week. “Water rights are an issue of great concern to the Halalt, and who owns the aquifer under title rights. The Halalt has the right to an ability to

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Members of the Halalt First Nation blockade Chemainus Road in March 2010 to protest the Chemainus Wells project. appeal. “My concern is that we have a lot of ongoing issues we need to work on with the Halalt, because we work on their traditional territory,” he said. Dissatis¿ed with November’s B.C. Court of Appeal ruling, allowing North Cowichan to resume pumping river water to the Chemainus area, the Halalt is asking the Supreme

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original member of the Hudson Brothers band and a studio musician. “Having the outrageous “class clown antics” of Kenny unexpectedly spun around by subtlety of Brian’s dry didn’t-see-that-coming humour, has brought a whole new dynamic to what they both enjoy performing: parodies, skits, and hits by the harmony duos of the ¿fties and sixties. Tickets for the Feb. 2 Crofton Hotel show are available at the hotel. Showtime is 8:30 p.m. and the night includes trivia contests and prizes.

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Babes bring music of the Balkans to Providence chapel Ever wanted to hear the words “I love you” in Croatian? Balkan Babes could be whispering them in your ears Sunday. The Babes, a nine-woman vocal ensemble from Victoria, is bringing “the beautiful, haunting sounds of the Balkans” to Cowichan this weekend.

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In celebration of their new CD Volio, the Babes will be doing a concert in the intimate and acoustically warm space of the Chapel at Providence Farm. “The Babes are dedicated to the intricate music of the Balkan region,” the group’s promo material reads. “The Babes are drawn to the penetrating har-

monies, asymmetric rhythms, unusual ornamentations and powerful emotions that characterize the rich and timeless folk music of Eastern Europe.” The music will start 2 p.m. Sunday, Feb. 3, 1843 Tzouhalem Road. Tickets are $12 at the door and may be reserved by emailing gencharb@gmail.com.

Leadership learned by working for each other Stuart Pagaduan: Cowichan artist focusing his art on what a healthy community needs Maeve Maguire

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ne of the main teachings of the Coast Salish people is to help one another. Stuart Pagaduan used this as a focus for the logo he designed for the new Ts’i’tsu’wutul’ Lelum assisted living residence built on Cowichan Tribes land. Padaguan, 42, said the logo was created in the spirit of the Coast Salish people. “It’s a spindle-whorl design with two eagles. The balance in life, unity, male, female. Taking care of one another and taking care of our elders is one of the biggest teachings we have and richest. It’s a true gift.” Pagaduan created a wall panel and side tables in the shape of the logo. The pieces are carved out of wood and ¿nished in matte paint yet have a depth that tricks the viewer into thinking the piece is made of metal. “It does look like metal, or you can’t tell what it is. It’s a common question people ask. It’s wood. My contemporary play on it is the Àat black matte ¿nish.” This kind of project is new to Pagaduan, who until now worked primarily in gold and silver engraving. “I haven’t done major projects like this before. I’ve been trying to expand my mediums. To be a successful artist, you have to learn to use other mediums and use contemporary ideas because it’s such a competitive market. You have to try different things.”

Pagaduan, who teaches First Nations art and language classes at Cowichan Secondary School and the Cowichan Valley Open Learning College, is especially passionate about a new project he began working on in the fall. The Cowichan Tribes held an event at Mellor Hall themed “A Healthy Community Needs...” for which Pagaduan created one large and three small carvings — a tulip with a parent supporting a child — which symbolized growth in the Cowichan Tribes community. “The Cowichan Tribes had a residential school community dinner for about 600 people to recognize the residential experiences and go beyond a healthier more productive community. How do we go beyond the horri¿c things some of our people have endured? It was a positive upbeat event, not a negative or sorrowful occasion. It was a promising atmosphere. We are hopeful and proud of who we are today.” As part of the event, attendees were asked to ¿nish the sentence “A healthy community needs...” Pagaduan asked his students to go to the microphone and read out some of the answers people wrote. “It’s not easy getting up in front of 600 people. It was my role to organize them and empower them to be in a leadership role. This is what it’s going to take. It’s out of your comfort zone, but that’s good. Get used to it.” As an artist and a teacher, Pagaduan is empowering his students to take risks and become leaders in their community, something he was taught by his grandparents, who raised him in their traditions, and his mentor, the late Delmar Johnnie. “He was the one that gave me an opportunity to do what I do and believed in me. It had nothing to do with art. You give someone an opportunity and you stick with them, you believe they can do something.”

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