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CVRD decides to spend more in Änal budget $14-million hike: Late push to slash spending turned into small increase instead Ross Armour

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Former receptionist convicted of stealing $200,000 Guilty verdict: Ernestine Elliott convicted of diverting salmon enhancement funds to herself Don Bodger

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guilty verdict was imposed Tuesday in Duncan Provincial Court against a former Cowichan Tribes receptionist/bookkeeper for bilking the band’s Salmon Enhancement Project of approximately $200,000 over three years. Ernestine Elliott showed no emotion after Judge Adrian Brooks, appearing via video from

Victoria, announced she was criminally responsible on a charge of theft over $5,000. A pre-sentence report has been ordered. That will determine sentencing recommendations when the parties return to court June 4. “Mrs. Elliott has no criminal record,’’ defence counsel Scott Sheets pointed out, although he conceded the amounts involved were signi¿cant. Brooks weighed through the evidence presented by the defence in previous court appearances and dismissed all of it. “There is no reasonable doubt,’’ he declared. “There is no sense to the evidence of Ernestine Elliott. It is, in fact, nonsense.’’ The charges against Elliott stemmed from the theft of money from the Salmon Enhancement Project between May 2004 and June 2007.

A mistrial was previously declared last year when Judge Josiah Wood concluded a different judge should hear the case after the defence raised an issue about the validity of a document presented by the court during the investigative stage of the case. Brooks said Elliott wrote more than 250 cheques to herself during the time period in question. “The money from those cheques was deposited in her personal account,’’ he indicated. Brooks said Elliott previously testi¿ed money was owed to her for extra work and administrative fees not paid by the Tribes. But he rejected that claim. “She suggested her role went beyond that of a receptionist. But there was nothing for funds to be paid to her directly.’’

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Cowichan communities among B.C.’s top ten Earth Hour reducers If Earth Hour is a competition, then Vancouver Island is the clear winner. Vancouver Island communities overshadowed competition from across the province during Saturday night’s voluntary blackouts. Led by Courtenay and Comox’s shared 9.8 % power savings, Vancouver Island

communities filled 22 of the top 25 spots on BC Hydro’s list. North Cowichan fell behind ninth-place Duncan this year, dropping from sixth to 10th with a 7.7 % reduction in power use. Ladysmith — ranked third in B.C. following Earth Hour 2012 — improved on its 5.8 % savings from last year, but dropped out

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Where there’s smoke, there’s a Äre to put it out North Cowichan: District moving toward woodstove restrictions and ban on residential burning Peter W. Rusland

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ackyard burning could be banned by fall in North Cowichan, the mayor signals. And council’s concerns about smokey health hazards could spread to older models of woodstoves following a March 20 fact-¿lled presentation by health and environment agents. That power-point show by medical health of¿cer Paul Hasselback, and ministry meteorologist Earle Plain, kindled council’s request for a staff report about amending municipal burning bylaws. Mayor Jon Lefebure noted there are backyard-burning bans in Duncan and Ladysmith — communities affected by burning in North Cowichan “because smoke knows no bounds.” “We should take the next step in removing residential burning from all our areas.” Rules requiring 10-metre property setbacks basically prevent yard-waste ¿res in urban areas such as Chemainus and Crofton, he explained. Still, bigger piles are burnt in North Cowichan’s rural areas. Lefebure also expected two-week burning windows, in fall and spring, to be closed in any new bylaw needing council debate and approval. Shifting the municipality to cleaner-

burning wood stoves, using rebatetype rules such as offered by the Cowichan Valley Regional District, also had his backing. “Looking at woodstoves in our community will be the next step as well, because older models put out lots of particulate matter.” It’ll take staff about a month to write the report, administrator Dave Devana said after Plain and Hasselback’s bad news. Cowichan has exceeded B.C.’s airquality objectives for daily maximums and annual averages for the past three years, they reported, citing data matching bad air quality to poor health issues. Hasselback noted smoke spikes during fall and winter heating months, explaining 45% of culprit smoke comes from outdoor burning and woodstove heating. But he stopped short of asking council to ban all residential, commercial and industrial burning — farmland ¿res are controlled by Victoria — in favour of composting or burying wood waste. Council has debated how to smother smoke for some 10 years, noted Lefebure. “There’s no one solution,” said Hasselback. “Burning has been our tradition; it’s the way we burn that has to change.” Noted Plain: “It’s death by 1,000 cuts.”

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North Cowichan Mayor Jon Lefebure says backyard burning could become a no-no for residents as soon as next fall. Hasselback told the News Leader Pictorial he’d support a long-term plan toward “considerably less material being burned.” He and Plain noted the Cowichan region needs a harmonized plan about burning that’s affecting seniors, kids

and folks with lung ailments — such as Councillor Kate Marsh who also urged council to discuss vehicle antiidling bylaws. Bad air is trapped in Cowichan’s bowl-like geography, explained Plain.

He pointed to a drop in smoke pollution when fall’s drought stopped forestindustry hazard-abatement burns in the dry woods. Hasselback also urged council to ¿nd ways to snuff residents’ exposure to tobacco smoke in outdoor areas.

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Fraser also made a motion to see electoral directors forfeit a 2.5% salary increase, with only Walker in support. “I’ve been doing this job for 14 years and in that time the workload has doubled without a wage increase,” said Sahtlam/Glenora/Cowichan Station Director Loren Duncan. “I love working for less than minimum wage, not taking gas money, and I love helping my community. That’s why I’m here,” said North Cowichan Director Ruth Hartmann. “We want to encourage people to take

this job. There is no medical, no pension and to take that (increase) away, is another slap in the face,” said Cowichan Bay Director Lori Iannidinardo. “There has to be a certain amount of value.” Cowichan Lake South/Skutz Falls Director Ian Morrison described Fraser’s motions as “interesting but not timely.” “I’m of the view we should start the clock at zero and see what’s got support and add it up,” said Morrison. “To put a cap on the amount isn’t the most productive way of going about it.” Lake Cowichan alternative Director Bob Day agreed with the timeliness issue.

“I would have said yes to this motion if it had happened three or four months ago. It’s too late in the game,” Day said. Walker portrayed the grant-in-aid allocations as “generous” and told board chairman Rob Hutchins that the “board is going backwards” by adding to the budget. Walker, slumped in his chair, said, “We are doing what we did last year, the year before and the year before that. There comes a point when we have to say no. There are special groups out there waiting and we should not be dillying and dallying for three or four years.”

Duncan said an alternative to the grant-in-aid service is something the CVRD has struggled with for years. Giles, meanwhile, put forward the elimination of the communications of¿cer position, something Morrision described as a “huge mistake.” North Cowichan Mayor Jon Lefebure, who supported Giles’ motion, put forward a motion to increase communications training from $5,000 to $20,000. That was also passed despite opposition from Fraser, Iannidinardo, Duncan, Morrison, Dorey, Day, Marcotte and Youbou/Meade Creek Director Pat Weaver.

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Funding cut: Local charity aiding literacy skills loses then regains approximately one third of its funding from the province Ross Armour

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iteracy Now Cowichan is back in business just six weeks after thinking its book may be over. The local charity — which helps improve literacy skills throughout the valley — is now expecting to receive $30,000 from B.C.’s literacy brass two months late after being told on Feb. 11 the funding would not be forthcoming at all. The decision to make the original cut came from the funding body Decoda Literacy Solutions after Decoda’s own funding was slashed in half by the Ministry of Education. However the LNC received a second letter from Decoda Monday stating the ministry has been able to ¿nd the money, and contracts will “go out after the Easter long weekend.” “When I opened the letter I just about broke down to tears and went ‘thank God’,” said LNC spokeswoman Barb de Groot. “The contracts will be sent out

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owichan’s Aboriginal students and elders welcomed Wednesday’s news, delivered at VIU, about an $11-million boost to skillstraining and education of First Nations folks across B.C. “It’ll help a lot of students,” said construction program pupil Emily Charlie. “It’s something we need.” Colleague Brandon George joked the freshfunding announcement by Aboriginal Relations Minister Ida Chong is “not enough; double it.” Humour aside, Chief Harvey Alphonse noted trades and education will be crucial for his young people to get jobs, as 65% of his 4,600 members are under age 25. VIU’s instructional director, Keith Chicquen, cheered the two-year, $11million purse holding $7 million from Victoria, and $2 million from Ottawa to help First Nations students

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Carpentry pupil Emily Charlie (left) Aboriginal Relations Minister Ida Chong, VIU arts and humanities’ dean Steve Lane, and Cowichan Tribes Chief Harvey Alphonse with Salish paddle at Wednesday’s $11-million boost for Aboriginal skills and education programs. reach their potential. That is in addition to $1.94 million previously committed to 14 organizations to deliver job-related training through the Aboriginal Training and Education Program, Chong explained during her ¿rst visit to VIU’s Cowichan campus. Among the 14 are two programs available through VIU and Cowichan Tribes. Jobs in the oil-and-gas sector, heath care, indigenous languages and more

can be had by Natives with the right skills, she signalled. “To meet their needs as learners, we are focusing on building an integrated system – one where Aboriginal institutes, post-secondary institutions, and the business community work together,” said Chong. “Our goal is to enhance Aboriginal people’s participation in the social, cultural and economic life of their communities, the province, and global society.”

The framework and action plan, released last year, is helping steer post-secondary education and training for Aboriginals — along with their transition into labour markets. It encompasses all postsecondary education and training programs, including adult basic education, vocational, career, business, trades, undergraduate- and graduate-degree programs, Chong said. “Forecasts tell us B.C. is expected to have more than one million job openings in the next 10 years. “We need to ensure we have enough workers, with the right skills, in every region of the province to maximize B.C.’s economic potential.” Maxing that, explained VIU dean Steve Lane, involves post-secondary brass and communities penning funding proposals for provincial consideration. “This money isn’t for individual students to apply for.” Still, Stz’uminus First Nation student Jennifer Louise indicated all career-building cash is needed for the longterm health of her people.

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North-end Routley already off and running Ready for May: Incumbent NanaimoNorth Cowichan candidate lays out his campaign Nick Bekolay

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even weeks remain before British Columbians head to the polls, but that hasn’t stopped incumbent Nanaimo-North Cowichan NDP MLA Doug Routley from rolling up his sleeves and jumping into the fray. Routley shifted his campaign into gear March 16 with an open house at his downtown Ladysmith constituency of¿ce, vowing to put an end to what he described as the Liberal’s brand of “government by surprise” should he be re-elected to represent the riding. NDP strategies for reducing poverty, improving environmental oversight and investing in apprenticeships and education were topics Routley discussed with his supporters. “We’re talking about running a campaign that’s

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Doug Routley speaks during the opening of his campaign ofÄce Saturday, March 16 in Ladysmith. based on a redistribution of wealth to some extent,” Routley said, referring speci¿cally to the province’s high rate of child poverty. “No one has ever run and won in B.C. by saying ‘We’re going to raise taxes,’ but we are going to do that. We’re going to raise corporate taxes and we’re going to raise some of the higher income brackets so that we can have the resources to address some of these problems. “We need a povertyreduction plan,” Routley added. “We’re one of the only provinces that doesn’t have a poverty reduction

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corporate and union donations for political parties,” Routley said, and “restore a legitimate environmental assessment process” to compensate for the loss of meaningful provincial oversight following the implementation of a single federal process Routley described as “diluted.” While on the subject of the environment, Routley discussed Enbridge’s controversial Northern Gateway Pipeline, con¿rming his party’s opposition to a crude-oil pipeline transecting central British Columbia, and any increase in tanker traf¿c the pipeline would produce. “We’ve had a moratorium (on tanker traf¿c) in place for over 30 years,” Routley said. “There’s been a constant effort to undermine that moratorium. People challenge that it even exists, but, in fact, it does. I think we reÀect the views of a majority of British Columbians when we say we do not want to see more tankers on the coast of B.C.” Declared opponents for Routley are Green Mayo McDonough and B.C. Conservative John Sherry. The Liberals have yet to name a candidate.

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CVRD directors need to readjust the balance Perspective: Directors need to learn to say ‘no’

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he people who run for local government of¿ce often conform to one of three stereotypes: the bleeding heart “I-just-want-to-help-my-community” do-gooder; the “those-jokers-don’t-have-a-clue” common-sense crusader; and the political-ideology-powered type, who often comes with an “ambitious-for-higher-of¿ce” paint job. There is often a fair amount of variation inside each type, but the best councils and boards usually offer a good mix of all three. It’s when a council becomes overwhelmed by one particular stripe that trouble arises. Sort of like what we’ve been seeing from the Cowichan Valley Regional Help the board. taxpayers who District Our current board is dominated by of the ¿rst type. A groupcan’t afford to personalities think has evolved where the aim is pleashelp ing anyone who is asking for help. This board, despite the best recent efforts of Bruce Fraser and Mike Walker, seems incapable of saying “enough.” You couldn’t ask for any better proof of this than what we witnessed Wednesday night. The CVRD board was expected to go into its ¿nal budget deliberations under heavy pressure to cut. Instead, it approved a budget that was actually larger than what was originally proposed. Our directors want to help. And because they can, they do. And while the desire to help is laudable, it’s irresponsible if it’s not weighed against the perspective on what this community can actuallly afford. Directors need to recognize Walker is also speaking for an important segment of the community when he says the following: “We are doing what we did last year, the year before and the year before that. There comes a point when we have to say ‘no.’” We couldn’t agree more. The balance is out of whack. Our board needs to ¿nd it, or the voters need to ¿nd it for them.

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Seeing both sides of: Backyard burning bylaw The case against

The case for North Cowichan has been beating around the burning bush for years now. It has threatened, pleaded, hinted, promised and cajoled its citizens about the problem for at least 10 years. Action is overdue. Our air quality is suffering because of lack of action. Restrictions on woodstoves and backyard burning are needed as soon as possible.

North Cowichan Mayor Jon Lefebure thinks a burning bylaw could be ready by fall.

Isn’t it the responsibility of a council to listen to its citizens? And, despite what a vocal minority would have you believe, the citizens of North Cowichan have made a clear statement with their continued reliance on woodstoves and burn piles. This community is OK with burning and has been for as long as anyone can remember. The few who can’t cope should be the ones who adapt.

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low down, slow down, slow down, slow down. It’s a mantra that’s been adopted by seemingly most everyone from vocal “safe” drivers, to emergency services, to law enforcement, to ICBC. Earlier this month, we had two fatalities in one weekend on the highway between Duncan and Langford. The response from commenters on cowichannewsleader.com was overwhelmingly the party-line: “Everyone needs to learn to slow down.” I’m going to tell you right now — and this will be a controversial (and likely vili¿ed) response — speed up. Let’s get a few things straight: I’m not suggesting reckless speeding, blatant disregard for highway workers’ safety, or the safety of our police, ¿re, ambulance, and towing services.

But I did an experiment this week based on what I saw at sense.bc.ca — website of a group that advocates for a commonsense approach to safety, speed, and speed enforcement. I was unsure of the timeliness of its stats, but I believed in the concept and decided I’d put it to a real-world test on the Malahat. My experiment was this: drive as fast or slow as you feel comfortable driving, regardless of posted speed. And here are the results: The most relaxed, and safe driving I experienced all week was doing 95 kilometres per hour northbound on a two-lane section of the Malahat. Posted speed is 80. It was 6 p.m. and it was a perfect harmony of left-lane politics and drivers who knew what they were doing. No one left-lane-hogged and no one bunched-up because of a slow driver. Proper stopping distances were observed easily because everyone was driving how they wanted

to, and how they felt safe doing so. Let’s contrast that with everything else I saw this week: a very risky passing by a motorcycle and a car on a morning commute. Why? Because the lead driver was doing 15 to 20 km/h under the limit on a single-lane road. Forty in a 60 zone? Ain’t no one tolerating that. They passed. I sat there fuming for science, safety, and this column. Then what happened? A wagon train of common-sense drivers piles up — in seconds and then minutes — behind the driver who’s slowing down per the perceived recommendation of safety. This driver — who is probably trying to do the right thing by being careful and driving slow — is doing the completely wrong thing. Prognosis? He or she is more likely to cause an accident than keep one from happening. Let’s review: there are the capable drivers who want to drive how they want — speed

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limit and above — safely. Then there’s the incapable drivers who want to drive how they want — slow, erratic, speed-limit and below, and generally unsafely. What to do? Listen, morons, it’s simple. Drive. Just drive. Drive at least the speed limit and observe the rules of the road. So many of you are clearly clueless. And, if you are incapable of just driving, then take the bus, or get a friend to drive you, or whatever. If you can���t properly navigate the highway, you’re putting not only yourself, but your fellow drivers, in jeopardy. Going slowly isn’t the equivalent of being safe. Jay Siska writes monthly in the News Leader Pictorial. Reach him at jaysiska@hotmail.com.


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Is the Crofton Seawalk good bang for taxpayers’ bucks? “Absolutely fabulous. It’s so wide and clean looking.”

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Conservative will pull permit

Cowichan water level change means little pain for much gain

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In my opinion: Changes only will come into effect in the summer

Dear editor A clari¿cation to your March 27 article “Shawnigan gets candidate support but no promises to pull soil dumping permit.” I am the B.C. Conservative candidate for the Cowichan Valley, and I do, in fact. support pulling the permit, should it be granted. Damir Wallener, Cowichan

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Dear editor It seems to me that compromising the Somenos Marsh Lands for a new RCMP detachment has not been given enough consideration. Rather than continue the sprawl, why not consider such properties as the soon-to-be-vacant Ken Evans Ford lot, or even the vacant VIU buildings? They, too, are centrally located and what’s more important, already developed. The Somenos Marsh in not just vacant land that needs to be developed, it is a vibrant living habitat that performs many necessary and vital functions the eye cannot see. Perhaps this proposal should be given a little more thought worthy of the outcome. Shirlee Harris

he March 9 public meeting regarding proposed changes to weir operation left a lot of questions unanswered. I would like to clear up some confusion. Q. What change to the weir operation is the province proposing? A. The only option currently being considered by the deputy comptroller of water rights, Brian Symonds, is to extend the full storage (water to top of existing weir) date from July 9 to July 31. Q. Why is this change being proposed? A. To protect ¿sh stocks and the river ecosystem. A minimum Àow of seven cubic metres per second is required and at present we can only maintain this Peter W. Rusland/¿le Àow one year out of three. The proposed change Duncan One of today’s writers maintains ferry service — the Crofton/Salt Spring run is showed here — is in place to serve will likely allow for this Àow two years out of three. Q. What effect will it have on riparian areas and island residents and needs to remain affordable. beaches around Cowichan Lake? How many ways can we say a soil expect our government employees and of¿cials goods and materials to the island will be real A. It will have no effect on riparian areas as the dump in the watershed is a bad idea take a leadership role in thinking about future thrilled with this submission. Does the writer proposed change is only below the top of the weir Dear editor generational equity when policy is made, and not realize these kind of cost increases will be (162.37 metres elevation) well below the natural What is the point of commenting further to permits are issued. This contaminated soil will passed along to the consumers of Vancouver average high water level which is at 164 metres (or the Ministry of Environment? Community be stored, like a ticking time-bomb, for all of Island? Even the people who do not ride the 1.63 metres above the top of weir) and only during members, scientists, and elected of¿cials eternity in this drinking watershed. Name one ferries will all end up paying on the newlythe summer. Beach area may be slightly reduced in already have, again and again. It has made no thing man has created that nature has not broinÀated costs of food and goods. Sounds like the summer months if we have adequate rain. The difference. It appears pretty clear now what ken down over time — besides contaminated he has some good ideas about how to make life reduction would be no more than is experienced criteria the Ministry of Environment is utilizing and toxic waste. more dif¿cult for the hard-working people of during an average wet summer. when it comes to its assessing the appropriate B.C. Mackenzie Brooks Q. Will this change increase the chance of Àoodlocation for such a high risk storage facilShawnigan Lake D. Smith ing around the lake? ity: it has become the Ministry of Permits Mill Bay A. No! The proposed change will only create a for Business. Perhaps it is time the Ministry minor change to summer water levels and even Ferries are for transportation, not of Environment of¿cially and transparently if we had a huge summer rain event the operator Poor road conditions continue to change its name to what it really represents. It barricades would be directed to dump excess water when appears it is no longer steward for the environ- Dear editor plague highway drivers above the new rule curve. Water can be released ment, certainly not drinking watersheds, nor I am appalled at Loren Duncan’s In my Dear editor quickly by opening the weir when the river is low. community residents. It appears by its deciopinion piece on ferry fares. The ferries are the I drive the Island Highway quite often and Q. Why am I interested and so involved in this sions and actions that it is now the enemy of island’s highway to the mainland, our life-line! am deplored at the condition the highway issue? the people, both for the present and for future Obviously hiking rates 25% to 40% would department has allowed the line painting A. My wife and I live on Cowichan Lake and generations. Remember, in addition to humans, not just be charged to people coming from and many other poor visibility to almost no we are concerned about winter Àooding so I ¿sh, insects, birds, animals, Àora and fauna all the mainland but will be charged to all island visibility of lines showing up at night. I think have dedicated hundreds of hours to researchneed pure, clean water to survive. We grow residents. How can he care so little about the it is time the government is held responsible ing lake water levels. I volunteer as a ¿sheries our food with it. Any responsible adult would residents in our communities that he would and made mandatory to do better road repairs technician, president of the Cowichan Lake and approve a rate hikes of this sort on the backs of on our highways on Vancouver Island. Poor River Stewardship Society, and a technical advithe t hard-working families, students, and other road conditions are a major cause of driving sor for the Cowichan Watershed Board (CWB). ¿ne people who are just trying to travel. All problems. B.C. government, it’s about time you In these roles, I have gained a substantial workso s he can protect your exclusive lifestyle, and open your eyes and resolve these problems. ing knowledge of the lake and river system. I have h some kind of prophylactic barrier as he so Dwight William Darby attend all the scienti¿c and government meet“Are you OK with the province’s draft permit to allow e comments submitted at cowichannewsleader.com eloquently stated? ings on this subject and am happy to share my contaminated soil to be dumped in the Shawnigan Lake Transit systems are here for the carrying of experience with others. watershed?” people, p goods and or materials from one place In my opinion, the proposed change is a required More letters online You answered: (95 votes) to t another. End of story. Stop thinking of them adaptation to climate change. The change will proa ways to separate the classes. They are here as vide better control of our water with the existing 94 per cent NO Also, read fresh stories every day and share f everyone — the poor, the middle class, and for weir at no cost to taxpayers. your thoughts immediately through the comeven e the upper class if they decide to leave the As a lakefront landowner, I am willing to sacriTo vote on the next Question of the Week, log onto the ments function. comfort c of their Mercedes and venture out. ¿ ce a few feet of my beach during dry summers to web poll at www.cowichannewsleader.com at cowichannewsleader.com I am sure all the truckers that bring in all the help save the nearly extinct summer run of chinook salmon and our valuable river ecosystem. A healthy lake and river are critical to a healthy watershed and ultimately our own health. I encourage other property owners who live on the lake and river to do their part and write the deputy compHere 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. troller at Brian.Symonds@gov.bc.ca to support this response to issues raised in our pages get top priority; Keep it clean — attack the issue, Here’s how to send it to us: change. not the individual. • Email your thoughts to editor@cowichannewsleader.com If you would like more information on this issue, 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 please call me at 250-749-7203. reach you during office hours. Addresses and phone numbers will not be published. • Fax it to us at 250-746-8529

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1948: babies Lake Cowichan’s Mrs. John S. Castley and Deerholme’s Mrs. Joseph Ceriko produced leap year babies born on Feb. 29. Technically, their birthdays would come along only once every four years.

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Thieves broke into Wright’s Jewellery Store on Station Street using a beer bottle to break the glass and made off with watches and rings valued at $700. Police later recovered some of the stolen goods in a nearby vacant lot.

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hile Surrey gets the go-ahead to build several new schools, many of us in Cowichan wait anxiously for work to begin on replacing 62-year-old Cow High. At a special school board meeting in March 1948 to discuss possible changes in design, architect H. Savage found no objection to incorporating a corridor to the industrial arts rooms as suggested by industrial arts teacher Mr. C. R. Tate. This would mean students would have to go outside to reach the rooms, but the board didn’t consider this a serious drawback. Impairment of light in the drafting room by the alteration could be readily corrected, Savage said. The Victoria architect also approved the relocation of a duplicating room and incorporation of a mop closet to provide more space in the commercial room. Could the auditorium be set back approximately 32 feet and the main entrance moved to the front of the building? asked Trustee P. R. Leighton. Not a problem, but a new plan for fire exits would have to be drawn up, Savage responded. The next step — detailed blueprints to scale embodying the revisions — would be a lengthy one, Savage said. “A thousand and one minor problems will have to be solved.”

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“The shootings have already seen ¿ve windows replaced already and in the last four days they have been smashed with rocks,” Sund told the News Leader Pictorial. “I also had a neighbour of the home tell me that their windows were smashed. They were big rocks that brutally broke the windows.” Sund con¿rmed his client still has the opportunity to turn back and call a late change of mind on moving into the home. “It’s very frustrating as I had a separate offer on it. It’s not fair to the new client as their property has been damaged.”

Other clients will also view the house in the next couple of days and the ¿rst thing Sund will have to do is tell of the vandalism. “I don’t get it. It’s a nice neighbourhood, nice area and nice city. When I’ve been over there I never saw any kids or anybody.” He puts the vandalism simply down to spring break mischief. “I don’t know why these kids are doing this and the parents are not controlling them. There’s lots of activities for the kids to do in the morning like basketball and they are not expensive things. They could be doing that.”

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he Âżrst Shawnigan Gathering is gathering steam. The diversity of Shawnigan will be showcased with a multitude of events at the Shawnigan Lake Community Centre on the weekend of April 6 and 7. “The impetus is from our area director Bruce Fraser,’’ said Georgia Collins, executive director of the Shawnigan Basin Society and chair of the Shawnigan Watershed Roundtable, who’s part of the organizing group. One of the reasons for staging the event, Collins said, is “we Âżgured

we needed an event to showcase ourselves to each other. “The timing probably couldn’t be better in terms of what we’re dealing with the contaminated soil. There’s deÂżnitely a buzz and the timing is great for Shawnigan coming together.’’ The Gathering has been organized to be as inclusive as possible, Collins pointed out. “There will be speeches, debates, displays, music and food. It will be noisy, engaging, celebratory and fun.’’ The welcoming party arrives at the Shawnigan Lake Community Centre April 6 at 8:45 a.m. Judith Guichon, Lt. Gov. of B.C., arrives at 9:30 a.m. and opens the proceedings at 9:45 a.m. after a receiving

party of First Nations, pipers, families and community leaders gives her an enthusiastic welcome. Guichon will address the community and bestow civic awards on community volunteers. That leads into a reception and musical performance by Woodruff Marimbas at 10:15 a.m. followed by a performance from Ann Mortifee and Paul Horn at 11 a.m. Mortifee will also conduct a keynote address. “Ann is deeply committed to civic responsibility for environmental and social stewardship,’’ noted Collins. “She will enliven our Âżrst seminar of the weekend, sponsored by the Shawnigan Watershed Roundtable, engaging us in the creation

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Look who’s crying now with the best in the world ARTSBEAT Peter W. Rusland

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• Hear ye, hear ye! Duncan town crier, Ben Buss, has been accepted to the world town-crier competitions in Kingston, Ont. Aug. 1 to 5 Gentle Ben told me he didn’t know the invitational cry-offs existed “so I rang them, was interviewed,

and after some research was accepted.” Now he’s mentally, physically and orally preparing for the cryfest where he’ll tout Duncan and Cowichan’s claims of totems, arts, wines, foods, the largest hockey stick, and much more. Good luck,

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Duncan Town Crier Ben Buss is off to Kingston Ontario later this year to take part in the upcoming world Town Crier competition.

Ben. • Noted Cowichan chef Bill Jones, of Deerholme teaching farm, is judging recipes in 50 cookbooks from across Canada, Cowichan Chefs’ Table folks tell me. Chef Jones was picked as a judge for Taste Canada: The Food Writing Awards. Jones is a judge in the Single Subject Cookbooks slot. • Highland dance heaven happens June 1 at the Cowichan Theatre during a raft of routines by Judy Hogg’s Celtic Rhythm Dancers. • Cowichan foodies frequenting Duncan’s plate pillar, The Arbutus Cafe, should check owner Miles Dobson’s ongoing menu of fancifully fantastic paintings in The Arby’s windows and on its walls. Dobson is also a noted woodcarver and patron of graf¿ti art. • Susan Stitt’s vibrant oil paintings — abstracts to Àorals — are nicely hung at downtown Duncan’s Old Firehouse Wine Bar where knowledgeable sommelier Sonja Todd, and

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A call for First Nations’ artists toward a theme-exhibition celebrating Transformation is underway by the Cowichan Valley Arts Council. The exhibition in all media is an opportunity for Natives to showcase works inspired by transformation. Inspiration may come

from legends, storytelling, nature, or elsewhere, CVAC curator Suzan Kostiuck says. Transformation happens at PORTALS gallery May 28 to June 21. Application deadline is May 1. Call 250-746-1633 for details.

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Birds of a feather... Cagebirds: Queen Margaret’s School uses upcoming play to explore the roles people lock themselves into Don Bodger

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on’t confuse Queen Margaret’s School’s production of The Cagebirds with The Birdcage. The Cagebirds, a one-act play by David Campton, is completely different than The Birdcage that’s more familiar to people because of its movie acclaim. “It’s a pretty basic play,’’ said Bobbi Rowntree, who’s directing the QMS production at the school’s Fine Arts Hall next Thursday through Saturday. “It’s based on an ideology. “It’s a group of women — it’s a cast of eight — they represent different types of birds. They’re not dressed as birds. They don’t do bird-like things. They represent different ways in which we cage ourselves in society.’’ Ladysmith Secondary School performed The Cagebirds in last year’s South Island Festival and Rowntree felt it was perfectly suited for QMS. “I selected it because it was an all-female cast,’’ she said. Rowntree didn’t actually see the (Acting) gives Ladysmith me a chance performance. to be someone “I’m else and try new glad,’’ she said. “That things.” would mar my vision of it.’’ Rowntree studied acting as a student at Malaspina College (now Vancouver Island University in Nanaimo) and community theatre and “once it’s in

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your blood, you can’t quite stop,’’ she said. This is her ¿rst year as an acting teacher at QMS. But she’s been previously involved at the school for three years as a yoga instructor. “This is my ¿rst time actually directing,’’ Rowntree said. “I’ve always just been one of the cast.’’ She’s enjoying the experience and has a very talented group of young ladies ¿lling the roles in the play. Emma Parsons portrays a character known as Twitting. “My character, her name is Twitting because she always moves from place to place,’’ said Grade 12 student Parsons. “She always follows everyone around. She can’t decide who she is.’’ Twitting, Parsons said, basically has a split personality with a gamut of emotions that run from “scared to annoyed to I go crazy at the end.’’ Rehearsals have been going since October and Parsons said it’s been an interesting experience. “It’s been very fun, practicing in the mirror and deciding how I should do it.’’ “We’ve seen a side of Emma we didn’t know existed,’’ said Rowntree. “At some point, I just start screaming,’’ said Parsons of the most dramatic part of her role. Parsons, who’s from Vancouver but now lives in Maple Bay, was in the school’s play during her Grade 9 and 10 years but not in Grade 11. “I missed it so much,’’ she said. “I wanted to come back for Grade 12 one more time before I leave for university. “I enjoy acting. It gives me a chance to be someone else and try new things. I do it because I’ll never have opportunities to do

Emma Parsons, left, and Kylee Paul act out a scene from The Cagebirds, being staged next week by Queen Margaret’s School. something like this for a long time.’’ Kylee Paul, also a Grade 12 student, portrays a character known as The Mistress. “I notice The Mistress is very powerful and she’s got a lot of control,’’ said Paul. “When she walks into the room, it’s her everyone’s focusing on.’’ Paul has been in each of the school plays since she started attending the school in Grade 9. “I still ¿nd it hard,’’ she said. “I’m doing a new character every time. It’s not me going on stage. It’s someone else. There’s still a lot of nerves going on backstage.’’ Paul, who’s from Ladysmith, also did some previous acting in

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It is with great sadness that we announce the sudden passing of our beloved Wife and Mother. Ovidia (Vid) is survived by her loving husband of 55 years Ron, and her four children. Pam (Don) Gwynne of Kamloops, Glen of Penticton, Michelle (Lloyd) Trainor of Drayton Valley AB, Denise (Angus) Highe of Prince George. Her seven precious grandchildren Kelsey, Hanna, Aaron, Nathan, Kelly, Liam, Lucy. Also survived by 2 sisters and 3 brothers, numerous nieces and nephews and extended family. Mom was born in Winnipeg and raised in Ile-Des-Chene Manitoba she was the sixth child of 15 children. Mom headed west to Powell River BC in the summer of 1956, where she met Dad her soul mate. They were married June 8 1957 in Winnipeg. They then headed back to Powell River. Vid and Ron moved to Duncan in May of 1964, where they continued to raise their family. Mom was a very active member of the Women of the Moose where she obtained the highest honor of her Cap and Gown. She was also the Catering Chairwoman for many years at the Moose Lodge in Duncan. Where she shared many long hours and even more laughs with co-workers catering several different functions. She was very highly thought of, and so was the food that was prepared for these events. Catering was truly a love for her and a highlight in her life. Auntie Vid ran a daycare in her home for 15 years where she looked after many children over the years. She truly enjoyed looking after each and every one of you more than words can express. Many of the children have stayed in contact with her into their adulthood, she even catered some of there weddings. In between all of this she found time to stay active and volunteer in many other organizations in Chemainus and Ladysmith. Mom was a very loving and nurturing person, with a beautiful personality, so positive, no matter what life threw at her. She always made time for family and friends. Vid and Ron moved to Kamloops in November 2009 to be closer to family. Where they met and made new friends in the community. Mom (Vid) passed away peacefully with all her family by her side at Royal Inland Hospital in Kamloops. In lieu of flowers should family or friends desire, donations may be made to the BC Kidney Foundation www.kidney.ca in her honor. At moms request she was cremated and no services will be held. A celebration of her life will be held by family at a later date. From all of us we wish to thank you for the thoughts and prayers that you have sent us at this very difficult time. An Angel in our Hearts Forever

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Expressions of Interest – Janitorial Services The Municipality of North Cowichan invites expressions of interest for Janitorial Services at the following locations: 1. North Cowichan Municipal Hall (7030 Trans Canada Highway) and North Cowichan Operations Building (2975 Sprott Road); 2. North Cowichan/Duncan RCMP detachment (6060 Canada Avenue); 3. a) Chemainus Tri-Services Safety building (RCMP only – 9921 Chemainus Road); b) Chemainus and Crofton sewage treatment plants (9575 Bare Point Road and 1575 Chaplin Street); and c) Chemainus and Crofton public washrooms (9758 Chemainus Road, 9799 Waterwheel Crescent; and 1505 Joan Avenue). The successful proponent must provide: 1. proof of a current North Cowichan Business Licence; 2. WorkSafe BC Certification; 3. employees bonding; and 4. criminal records check.

Additional security clearances may be required for RCMP contracts. Expressions of Interest must be in writing, provide details of present contracts and janitorial experience, and include at least 2 work-related references. Following a review of these responses, a formal Invitation to Bid will be issued. Please address your submission to: Mark Ruttan, Director of Administration Municipality of North Cowichan PO Box 278, Duncan, BC V9L 3X4 To ensure consideration, the Expressions of Interest must be received by no later than 4.30 pm, Friday, April 26, 2013. 7030 Trans Canada Hwy Box 278, Duncan, BC V9L 3X4 Ph: 250-746-3100 Fax: 250-746-3133 www.northcowichan.ca

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BRAITHWAITE ESTATES IMPROVEMENT DISTRICT Box 282, Cobble Hill, BC V0R 1L0

Water System Relief Operator BEID requires the services of a part-time Relief Operator to assist with day-to-day operations and maintenance of the District’s water supply and distribution system when the Operator is not available. In addition, this position may be called upon to assist with special maintenance and/or construction activities as r e q u i r e d .

ON CALL SEASONAL TOUR GUIDE The Quw’utsun’ Cultural and Conference Centre is seeking post secondary student candidates for the position of a Cultural Interpretive Guide in the Admissions Department. CULTURAL INTERPRETER GUIDES As employees of the Cultural Centre you will tell stories and legends to guests to improve the understanding of Canada’s first nation’s people. This position is especially unique to Cowichan band members as it allows them practice and live many traditions daily, keeping them alive by sharing them with many others. QUALIFICATIONS: Knowledge of Cowichan & Coast Salish, traditions and Community. Clear and articulate speaker. Must be people oriented; friendly and outgoing. Be a team player with the ability to work independently. Ability to speak Hul’qumi’num an asset. DUTIES & QUALIFACTIONS Comfortable speaking to a large group of people. Knowledge of Cowichan Culture and of people. Explain in detail totem poles/carvings & buildings on site. Work flexible hours, weekends, and holidays. Must be willing to wear Native Regalia. Please refer to Reference #: Tour Guide 2013. Mail cover letter, resume and 3 References to: Attn: Harvey Dick, 200 Cowichan Way, Duncan, BC or email: resume@ khowutzun.com Deadline: April 22, 2013 at 4pm We thank all applicants in advance and will only be in contact with those who are short-listed.

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Typical duties include routine inspections, reading of meters, maintenance of facilities, and response to system failure alarms. Qualifications include one year of direct water system operations and maintenance experience, or equivalent training and experience in a directly related field, and some knowledge about water distribution systems. Hours of work will vary, and will be scheduled to ensure full coverage for response at all times. The incumbent shall be available “on call” on designated relief days, to respond to unforseen and/or emergency conditions as required. Compensation will be on an hourly rate basis for time actually worked, and on a daily rate basis for standby. Please fax or email resume to (250) 743-8821; BraithwaiteEstates@shaw.ca; by no later than April 1, 2013.

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PERSONAL SERVICES

MERCHANDISE FOR SALE

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CHEMAINUS. MOVING. Sat. & Sun. Mar 30 & 31, 10am3pm. Antiques, sporting, tools, furniture, kitchen, boats, utility trailers. 3789 Panorama Cres.

FINANCIAL SERVICES

SALES RETAIL ASSOCIATE Quwâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;utsunâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; Cultural Conference Centre, requires a motivated and energetic Sales/Retail Associate. The Sales associate who can greet customers in warm friendly manner. RESPONSIBILITIES: â&#x20AC;˘ Ordering art and souvenir products for the Gift Gallery. â&#x20AC;˘ Displays to be setup professionally and artistically. â&#x20AC;˘ Perform daily cash in & out procedures. â&#x20AC;˘ Running a computerized till system. â&#x20AC;˘ Work ďŹ&#x201A;exible hours, evenings & weekends when needed. â&#x20AC;˘ Responsible to run the theater ďŹ lm shows according to daily schedule. â&#x20AC;˘ Operate computerized inventory record keeping and re-ordering systems. QUALIFICATIONS: Experience in Retail Sales position, knowledge of Cowichan or Coast Salish Art and Culture. Effectively work in a fast pace environment. Must have strong customer service skills. Strong communication skills with co-workers & guests. Able to work independently and as a team player. Must be people oriented, friendly and outgoing. Please refer to reference #: Retail 2013. Mail cover letter, resume, & 3 References to: Attn: Harvey Dick, 200 Cowichan Way, Duncan, BC or email: resume@ khowutzun.com Deadline: April 22, 2013 at 4pm. We thank all applicants in advance and will only be in contact with those who are short-listed.

BARTENDER POSITION Khowâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;utsunâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; Cultural Conference Centre, requires a motivated, and energetic bartender to join our staff to serve conferences and weddings. The bartenderâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s main job is to know standard drink recipes and be able to mix drinks quickly and accurately. In addition to bartending duties, the Bartender will work with Management to implement and maintain liquor controls and liquor inventory procedures. RESPONSIBILITIES: â&#x20AC;˘ Setup and tear down of bar. â&#x20AC;˘ Work ďŹ&#x201A;exible hours, evenings & weekends. â&#x20AC;˘ Team player. â&#x20AC;˘ Reliable. QUALIFICATIONS: â&#x20AC;˘ Serving It Right CertiďŹ cate. â&#x20AC;˘ Effectively work in a fast pace environment. â&#x20AC;˘ Must have strong customer service skills. â&#x20AC;˘ Strong communication skills with coworkers & guests. â&#x20AC;˘ Able to work independently and as a team player. â&#x20AC;˘ Must be people oriented, with a professional manner. Please refer to Reference #: Bartender 2013 Mail cover letter, resume and 3 References to: Attn: Harvey Dick, 200 Cowichan Way, Duncan, BC or email: resume@ khowutzun.com Deadline: April 22, 2013 at 4pm We thank all applicants in advance and will only be in contact with those who are short-listed.

RIVERWALK CAFE FOOD BEVERAGE SERVER The Quwâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;utsunâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; Cultural and Conference Centre is currently seeking an energetic and people orientated server for the Riverwalk Cafe. QUALIFICATIONS: â&#x20AC;˘ knowledge of Coast Salish foods, their origins, traditional uses and harvesting methods. â&#x20AC;˘ Enjoy working with the public. â&#x20AC;˘ Effectively work in a fast paced environment. â&#x20AC;˘ Experience with cash transactions & be a team player. DUTIES & QUALIFICATIONS: Taking reservations in a caring and helpful manner. Assist other serving and kitchen staff, keep host stand neat and tidy and professional. Continuously set and clean tables on a daily basis. Assist with cash-in cashout procedures on a daily basis. Work ďŹ&#x201A;exible hours, including weekends and holidays. Please refer to Reference #: Server 2013. Mail cover letter, resume and 3 references to: Attn: Harvey Dick, 200 Cowichan Way, Duncan, BC or email: resume@ khowutzun.com Deadline: April 22, 2013 at 4pm. We thank all applicants in advance and will only be in contact with those who are short-listed.

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RIVERWALK LINE PREP COOK The line-Prep cook under the direction of the Quwâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;utsunâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; Cultural Conference Chef will prepare present & dispatch all food products for the Riverwalk CafĂŠ. RESPONSIBILITIES: â&#x20AC;˘ Prep of various menu items from recipes or direction from Chef Plate & Garnish dishes according to standards â&#x20AC;˘ Dishwashing & cleanliness of kitchen work ďŹ&#x201A;exible hours, including evenings & weekends. QUALIFICATIONS: â&#x20AC;˘ Food Safe CertiďŹ cate WHMIS CertiďŹ cate, excellent customer service skills, experience of at least 4 years in a kitchen setting. â&#x20AC;˘ Take direction from Chef and Manager â&#x20AC;˘ Team Player. â&#x20AC;˘ Knowledge of Coast Salish foods & culture an asset. Please refer to Reference #: Line Prep Cook 2013. Mail cover letter, resume & 3 References to: Attn: Harvey Dick 200 Cowichan Way, Duncan, BC or email: resume@ khowutzun.com We thank all applicants in advance and will only be in contact with those who are short-listed.

BARTENDER/ SERVER- Experienced F/T, P/T for busy neighbourhood pub. Apply by phone or in person to the Saltair Pub. Peter, 250-246-4241. F/T PREP COOK/ COOK for busy neighbourhood pub. Apply by phone or in person to Saltair Pub. Call Peter (250)246-4241.

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

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OCCUPATIONAL THERAPY

Opportunity with Sundrops Centre for Child Development (Clements Centre Society) Join a well-established team of therapists and infant development consultants. Provide occupational therapy, consultation and treatment to children age birth to 5 years. We are an accredited (CARF) agency. This is a temporary part time position of 14 hours per week and covers a maternity leave until December 2013. Negotiable wage rate. You must be registered with the College of Occupational Therapists of BC and have pediatric experience. Please submit resume to Program Manager, Delta McDonell dmcdonell@clementscentre.org (phone: 250-746-4135 ext. 234) or apply in person at Clements Centre Society, 5856 Clements St., Duncan, BC. www.clementscentre.org. Sundrops Centre for Child Development

DUNCAN, Sat & Sun, Mar 30 & 31st, 9-3, 320 Coronation Ave. Fundraiser garage, bake & hotdog Sale, Donation jar. Proceeds to go to my brother Fred Dobbie whoâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s not been able to work due to cancer. If anyone has anything theyâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;d like to donate to the sale, please contact Carol at (250)715-1873

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GARAGE SALES * Great bargains * All local, in COWICHAN!

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

HERITAGE PAWN BARGAINS! TOOL SALE 20% OFF, big screen TVs up to 50â&#x20AC;?, Vintage and Pro audio equipment, Tama snare drum, Pearl 22â&#x20AC;? kick drum, guitars from $50 and up, TV Surround Sound Bars, Scotty manual downriggers, Rickardâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s patio umbrella. Many more deals in store! 430 Whistler. 250-746-9810. heritagepawnbrokers.com

PETS LESSONS/TRAINING FUN WITH YOUR DOG Agility & Obedience group lessons. April 3rd. Agility 250748-9729 or 250-748-9437. Obedience 250-748-6071

PETS CAT & DOG photography portraits in your home 20 years experience 250-213-2077

MERCHANDISE FOR SALE FUEL/FIREWOOD Firewood: Clear ďŹ r, full rounds, delivered, you split. $120/cord. 250-715-7079 FIREWOOD FIRwell seasoned split 1/2 cords $125. Split 1 cord $210. Split 2 cords $400. 2 cord rounds $300, includes delivery, 250-749-4112. SEASONED FIREWOOD Vancouver Islandâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s largest ďŹ rewood producer offers ďŹ rewood legally obtained during forest restoration, large cords. Help restore your forest, Burndrywood.com 1-877-902-WOOD.

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BRAND NEW in box Buffalo Dental machine. Never used. $350 obo, bought for $600. Call (778)422-1909 after 6pm. FRIDGE & ELECTRIC range, 4 years old, white, $400 both or $225 each. (250)748-7119

HAIRSTYLISTS

Call Jerry HOTEL, RESTAURANT, FOOD

CROFTON, VYE Rd. (MultiFamily Sale), Sat, March. 30, 9:30am-2:00pm. Household items, furniture, tools, plants, books and much more.

Saturday Market Beginning March 2,

9am-2pm. Every Saturday except Easter weekend. 1035 Shawnigan Lake Road. (Kerry Park) Tables $12.

250-743-7018 MISCELLANEOUS FOR SALE 10000 BTU Whirlpool Window Air conditioner purchased in May 2012. Still under warranty. Used only for a few days. Runs perfectly, $320. Call 748-7820 4 WINTER snow tires, 5 months wear, as new. Asia Durun 195/50R15, on rims (off Asuna SunďŹ re). $250. (250)748-2070 7YR-OLD OIL furnace; 11 yr old 250gal tank w/aprox, 1000L oil. Can be viewed in operation for limited time. 250758-4344

H.O. SCALE Model Train, 4-6-4 Hudson, made by Rivassi & track. (250)758-5073 LOG LATH, for making log homes or pillars, c/w industrial land lease. (250)743-3198 or 250-732-3239 LOG SHELLS for sale. Lathed logs, proďŹ led & notched to ďŹ t your plans. Ph. 250-732-3239 or 250-743-3198

MUSICAL INSTRUMENTS PIANO APARTMENT sizedâ&#x20AC;&#x153;Nordheiner-Heintzmanâ&#x20AC;? comes with bench, $500. Call (250)753-5650. VIOLINS, one Adult & one child. Also, 3/4 size Cello. Very, very nice condition. Please call (250)701-2035.

REAL ESTATE APARTMENT/CONDOS

BOWFLEX XCEED- excellent shape, ownerâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s manual & ďŹ tness guide, $450. Bell X spressvue PVR, $250. Full size ping pong table, collapsible, $50. Call 250-246-2238, 250-466-0323. HOT TUB (SPA) COVERS. Best price. Best quality. All shapes & colours available. 1-866-652-6837 www.thecoverguy.com/ newspaper? HAIRCARE PROFESSIONALS

$217,000 BRECHIN Views Condo. Sunny all day. 2 bdrm, 2 full baths, in-suite lndry/sewing, gas FP, balcony. Small dog OK. Reqâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;d â&#x20AC;&#x153;Vendorâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Disclosure Statement.â&#x20AC;? SPA arbitration initiated by owner settled when remedy sought granted by Council. Price reduced from $230,000 because SPA problems ongoing; new complaint lodged with FICOM. Strata managed by Ardent Properties Inc. under a nonexpiry contract. (250)327-4716

FOR SALE BY OWNER

BEST DEAL in Lake Cowichan! 1100sq ft Rancher, 2 bdrms possible 3rd, carport, boarders, creek. Bright, clean, well built w/recent upgrades. $170,000. Call 250-749-6629 or 250-510-6877.

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REAL ESTATE

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APARTMENT/CONDO

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DUPLEXES/4PLEXES

HOMES FOR RENT

MUST VIEW Mountain View

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

CROFTON, oceanview. Must be seen! Large bright, clean newer 2 bdrm duplex, F/S, $750/mo. 250-246-4257

CROFTON Large renoâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;d house

Comfortable, Cozy 2bdrm, 980sq.ft in 55+ Mobile Park. 6 appliâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s, furniture. Lrg vine covered deck, fruit trees, garden space. Reduced to $75,000. Move in! 250-754-6436

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HOUSES FOR SALE

Spacious

Affordable 1 and 2 bedroom suites -----------------------------Renos & upgraded security features Large balconies In-suite storage Close to schools, shopping and walking trails No pets allowed Includes: Heat, Hot water and parking

DUNCAN- 3444 Auchinachie Rd, 3 bdrm, 2 bathrooms, 1500 sq ft Rancher built in 2006 with new home warranty remaining. Quality ďŹ nishing with lots of extras. Great location. $339,000. 250-746-0586. DUNCAN (Kody Place, 6135 Ryall Rd. Unit 18) 3 bdrm Townhouse, 2 bath, fenced backyard, close to all amenities, near bus stop, $195,000 obo. Please call (250)923-0784. 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

HOMES WANTED

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RENTALS APARTMENT/CONDO $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).

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MOBILE HOMES & PARKS

LAKE COWICHAN- clean 2 bdrm cottage. Quiet, rural area. F/S. $600 mo + utils. 250-749-4061.

COTTAGES

ONE Bdrm cabin, F/S, W/D, 1 mile south of Duncan. $600/m. Avail. April 1. (250)746-4308

DUNCAN, Walk to town, Quiet 3 bdrm upper, 1.5 baths, 5 applâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s. Fenced back yard. NS/NP. $1275 inclâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s util. Avail now. 250-748-9059

MOBILE HOMES & PADS TALL TIMBERS Park, Duncan: 3 bdrm, F/S, washer, 1.5 bath, fenced yard, small pet considered. $800/mo. Avail. Apr. 1st. Refâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s, damage deposit. Call (250)748-7248.

HOMES FOR RENT AVAIL NOW Wharncliffe Rd Clean & well maintained 3 bdrm, 1.5 bath, back patio, ďŹ ve unit complex. FS/WD, fenced small garden. 1 yr lease $1200 + some util. Pet considered. Call 250-701-7217. CHEMAINUS- 4 bdrms, 2913 Rose St, 2 bath, full bsmnt, new lam ďŹ&#x201A;oors. $1300. + utils. Avail now. (250)210-1648.

SKUTZ FALLS area of Lk Cowichan: Cottage on 3 acre fenced property. $780.+ utils. Inclds satallite TV. Pet neg. Avail April 15. (250)749-4780.

COWICHAN RIVER LEASE: Private, modern, suits 1 or 2 people. InďŹ&#x201A;oor heat. 1 Bdrm, steamspa, hot tub, ďŹ replace, 5 applâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s, veg garden potential. River access. N/S, no dogs. $990. davidandval@shaw.ca

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DUNCAN, 2 bdrm, F&S, W&D, $850 + utilâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s. No pets. April 1. (250)709-7180

near the school, great area. 4 large bedrooms, 3 bath, 2 living rooms, ďŹ replace, dishwasher, huge sundeck with hottub! Big yard! $1250/m. Available immediately. N/S, pet considered. (250) 3311465 DUNCAN - Marchmont. 2 suites. 2 bdrm upper, $850 & 2 bd lower, $750, F/S & shared laundry. Avail April 1st. Refâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s. (250)246-1874 or 701-7826 DUNCAN - Older house, 2-3 bedroom, no dogs, $1200. Phone (250)748-0691 DUNCAN quiet hospital area, 2.5 bd, 2 bth, 1440sq ft, established garden, renoâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;d, 5 appls, sm pet ok. N/S. $1200/mo. Apr 1. (250)701-3628. LADYSMITH 3 bdrm, 2 storey home, D/W, small yard, NS/NP, $895 mo. Avail April. 15. Call 1-250-248-4816. LAKE COWICHAN 3-bdrm duplex, avail now, f/s, heat incl Laundry room, garage. $890. (250)715-5810 (250)748-4253 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 Lake: 3 bdrm hse, 5 appl., N/P, N/S, No partiers, ref req. $1000/m. (250) 743-7565

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$595 & UP! Large 1 & 2 BDRM corner unit. Walk to Safeway, Shoppers, Restaurants & Aquatic Centre. On bus route. Heat & H/W inclâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;d. New carpet & appls. New laminate. Call 250-748-1304.

1 Bedroom $620 - $645 2 Bedroom $725 - $750 Balconies, elevator, games room, sauna, on-site laundry. Walk to shopping, Sportsplex, VIU and Aquatic Centre Includes: H/W, fridge & stove, parking, blinds & storage. Sorry, no pets For appointment to view, call resident manager 250-748-8248



SHAWNIGAN LAKE- (southwest) clean & adorable 1 bdrm Apt, W/D, lake views, N/S. Available immed. $650 mo + utils. 1 year lease reqâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;d. Call 250-743-5036.

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HOLLYHOUSE APTS 2551 Alexander Street

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--------1000 sqâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; - 7000 sqâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; Store front with excellent exposure, overhead doors, ample parking, available now. --------Please call (250)748-9622 to view OFFICE/RETAIL space for rent in Cowichan Bay. Call Jim (250)746-6000.

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

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

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SPRINGRIDGE MANOR Has a new look!

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

WATERFRONT (Shawnigan Lake) deluxe furnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;d 1 bdrm, 7 appls, NS/NP. Avail immed until June. 30, $800 mo + utilâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s & wi-ďŹ . Refâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s. 250-743-1667.

DUNCAN- 2 bdrm, 4 appls, gas F/P, shared W/D, family oriented area. $900 mo. Avail immed. Call (250)746-8900.

DUNCAN: 1 bdrm condo. Bright and clean, main ďŹ&#x201A;oor. Well maintained and quiet building on McKinstry. Large bdrm with extra storage. Ensuite laundry. Walking distance to shopping and University campus. 5 applâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s, N/S. Parking. Near by storage locker. Avail. May 1 (possibly sooner) $775. 250-701-0808 Chemainus: Lockwood Villa. Well kept bldg, ocean view, 1 bdrm Feb. 15th or Mar. 1st, $625 incl. heat & hot water, N/S, 1 sm pet welcome. 55+ Call Karen 250-709-2765, 250-246-1033. CROFTON- 2 bdrm apt, $750. 5 appls, 2nd ďŹ&#x201A;oor above quiet Dandy Mini Storage on Joan Ave, also assorted mini lockers available. Refs req, 1 pet considered. N/S preferred. Call or text 250-709-1379. AVAIL APRIL. 1st. Duncan (Industrial area), 1 bdrm + den upper, in suite W/D, F/S. Suits responsible tenant, N/S, N/P, refs reqâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;d, $775 mo. Call (250)746-7389. CENTRAL LOCATION, Bachelor, 1 & 2 bdrms, balcony, F/S, heat & hot water, parking, pet considered, $550$875/mo. Call 250-748-7764. Chemainus: Ashley Court. Ground ďŹ&#x201A;r unit, 2 bdrm, 5 appliances. Sm pet ok, avail. now. $775/mo 250-924-6966.

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

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DUNCAN, 1 Bdrm, F/S,W/D, satellite, heat pump, private deck, $775. (250)746-8070

Unorthodox style of slipping into the playoffs and then going all the way to the title works for the Cowichan Valley Midget C1 Capitals.

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off to a bad start when Oceanside scored just 10 seconds into the game, opened up a 3-1 lead after the Âżrst period and led 4-2 going into the third. But that just placed Oceanside perfectly in Cowichanâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s planned trap. Oceanside was held scoreless, thanks to great defensive play and the goaltending of Justin Butler, and Cowichan produced four unanswered goals. Cayle Marsh pulled his team even midway through the third. Keir Baknes scored the eventual winner with just two minutes left and Foster Schlienz sealed it with an empty-netter. Earlier in the playoffs, Cowichan Midget C1 beat a strong Fuller Lake Midget C4 team 7-4 and edged highlytouted Port Alberni 7-6, with Blair Robertson scoring the winning goal. Just for good measure, Cowichan Midget C1 went on to win the Ryan Clark Memorial tournament as reported in the Wednesday News Leader Pictorial.

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asha Reed and Tyler Murchie dominated the individual awards in the Cowichan Valley High School Bowling Program at Duncan Lanes. Reed won the girlsâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; triple crown with a 175 high single, 471 high series and a high average of 132.69. She was also the recipient of the $200 Bertha Linde memorial scholarship. In addition, Reed earned the most improved girl honour of +6.69. Murchieâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s boysâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; triple crown included a 269 high single, 626 high series and 174.72 high average. All three were INTEGRITY

league records. Murchie added the $200 Denis Linde memorial scholarship to his haul of awards. League champions were Jen Doman, Evan Hsu and Ray Jin of the Dohsujin team. Ashley Louie, Eisuke Ito and Jacob Ready â&#x20AC;&#x201D; known as El Tigre â&#x20AC;&#x201D; were runners-up. Readyâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s boysâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; high over average single of 125 pins was a league record while he also compiled the high over average series of 150 pins. The respective winners of the same awards for the girls were: Dawn Miller (60 pins) and Louie (97 pins). The most improved boy at +13.27 was Hsu.

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Newell brothers karate jewels Zone playoffs: Geoffrey and Jean combine for seven medals in provincial qualifying Don Bodger

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he ¿ve members of the Fernando Correia School of Karate who entered the Zone 6 Karate B.C. playoffs in Nanaimo more than doubled their numbers in the medal count. Geoffrey Newell led the way with three medals in different kata divisions — gold for 16-17 and open and bronze for 18-20 — and another gold for 16-17 in kumite. Jean Newell earned a gold in 14-15 and silver in 16-17 for kata, with a gold in 14-15 kumite. “As usual, the Newell brothers did amazing and they have trained very hard,’’ noted FCSK’s Loretta Schwab. The Newells went on to compete in the team kata category in Toronto. Josh Fernandes and Jacob Marcelic both attended the last Karate B.C. provincials and will be going again. Fernandes won bronze in the 12-13 kata and silver in kumite while Marcelic picked up a bronze medal for 10-11 kata. Saran Singh will get to attend the provincials for the ¿rst time and is very excited about going after claiming gold in 14-15 kata. The provincials take place May 25 and 26 at BCIT in Vancouver. Meanwhile, Sensei Fernando Correia, whom the school is named after, recently received a Queen’s Diamond Jubilee Medal from Premier Christy Clark for all his hard work in karate and sports in general.

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Fernando Correia receives his Queen’s Diamond Jubilee medal from B.C. Premier Christy Clark recently for his great contributions to karate and sport.


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Islanders celebrate strong Änish at year-end banquet

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The Kerry Park Islanders actually had a lot to celebrate at their year-end banquet after bouncing back from a horrible start to finish the Vancouver Island Hockey League season in fine style.

Alex Milligan and Tylor Branzsen were named the team’s regular season and playoff MVPs, respectively. Other winners were: Colton Burt (Iron Man, top defenceman); Jordan Coyne (most gentlemanly); Jamie

Jensen (unsung hero); Braeden Cross (top rookie); Corey Peterson (most improved); Eric Mansueti (Pat Doherty leadership, captain’s award); Jackson Jane (fan favourite); and Kyle Peterson (top scorer).

Cowichan sending army of teams to Juan de Fuca District Cup: Success shown throughout the youth soccer ranks by the number of final qualifiers Don Bodger

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he Cowichan Valley Soccer Association will have 14 teams — and possibly a 15th — in the District Cup ¿nals being hosted by Juan de Fuca April 6 and 7. It’s been a banner season for the organization, with seven boys’ teams and seven girls’ teams making the grade and reaching the ¿nals. Another berth is dependent on the outcome of a U15 Gold boys’ game this weekend between coach David Doughty’s Cowichan squad and the Peninsula Wolfpack at Peninsula. “My team hasn’t played since Feb. 16,’’ said Doughty of some long gaps in the schedule created by weather and spring break. “It’s tough to get the boys going and get them up.’’ Cowichan and the Wolfpack have only faced each other once this season and the game ended in a 2-2 tie. “It’s going to be an interesting game,’’ said Doughty. The winner quali¿es for the District Cup ¿nal against Sooke. A bit of a surprise team among the ¿nalists is Greg Poirier’s U16 Silver Vipers girls. They moved up to U16 Gold and defeated Gorge Gold 1-0 to reach the ¿nal against Juan de Fuca. “We played probably our best game of the season,’’ noted Poirier of the victory at Evans Field. “Everyone on the team committed to winning the game.’’ Olivia Poirier scored the game’s lone goal at the 25-minute mark after a beautiful through ball from Beth Corish. “I’d say that we simply outworked them for the entire 80 minutes,’’ added Greg Poirier. “There were some close calls near the end of the game, as they started to press.’’ Erin Kennedy saved the day when called upon in the Vipers’ net. The Silver league trophy and medals were presented before the game that seemed to boost the

girls’ con¿dence, Poirier noted. Jeff Robinson’s U15 Silver Strikers girls made the District Cup ¿nal against the Lakehill-Sooke winner after beating Bays United Breakers 4-0 in the semi¿nals. The Strikers took charge of the game and controlled play throughout both halves, Robinson noted. Megan Branch (2), Kinsley Mallory and Lavina George scored the goals. “This remarkable group of young ladies has been together for the past three years, improving each year as individuals and as a team, both on and off the ¿eld,’’ added Robinson. The Strikers trailed 2-0 at halftime of the previous quarter¿nal game against the higher-seeded Saanich Fusion. They bounced back to tie it in the second half on goals by Jade Strong and Branch. Six minutes into the second overtime, Sarah Robinson scored the game-winner with a hard strike. In other girls’ divisions, Brian Johnston’s U13 Gold team will play for the District Cup title against the Lakehill-Gorge winner after defeating Juan de Fuca 3-0 in the semis. The U13 Silver Stingers, coached by Garrett Elliott, earned their spot in the ¿nal against Bays United by virtue of a 5-2 semi¿nal win over Lakehill. In U16 Silver, coach Wes Swain’s Cowichan Cobras have a date with the Bays United-Saanich Fusion winner after knocking off Peninsula 4-1 during the semi¿nals. Carina Heyes’ U17 Silver girls reserved a place in the District Cup ¿nal against Bays United with a 4-0 victory over Salt Spring Island. Nigel Large’s U18 Gold girls round out the girls’ ¿nalists after defeating Gorge 3-1 in the semis. They’ll face Juan de Fuca in the big game. On the boys’ side, Paul Rukus’ U13 Gold boys will play for District Cup glory against Juan de Fuca after taking out the Saanich Fusion 4-0 during the semi¿nals. Amrit Manhas’ U13 Silver boys were 3-0 victors over the Saanich Fusion and will face Lakehill in

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To the victors, go the spoils. The Cowichan U16 Silver Vipers collected medals and trophies for their own division and now they’re trying to do the same in Gold. Back row, from left, are: Ashley Dehoop, Amber Cook, Haeley Lowe, Carlie Deeble, Sarah McLeod, Sartaj Dale, Whitney Dluhosh, Sarah Pimenta. Middle: Raven Jimmy, Georgia Bradbrooke, Beth Corish, Olivia Poirier, Courtenay Roscoe, Christina DeCarlo. Front: Erin Kennedy. Below, Corish, Bradbrooke and Poirier represent the team during presentations. the ¿nal. In U14 Silver, Cowichan Lionhearts, coached by Jana and Kevin McGuinness, blanked the Bays United Baconators 1-0 for a spot in the ¿nal against the Sooke Strikers. U14 Bronze action will pit coach Malcolm Fernandes’ Cowichan team against Juan de Fuca. Len Thew’s U16 Silver boys are against the Saanich Fusion in the ¿nal after beating Gorge 2-1 in the semis. U17 Silver boys, coached by Dan Martin, blanked Sooke 3-0 in the semis. Next up is Peninsula in the ¿nal. And the champion U18 Silver boys, coached by Jim Frost and Dee-Jay Shepard, have moved up to the Gold playdowns and will meet Bays United in the District Cup championship tilt.

To All the Valley Businesses that supported the Young Life Cowichan Dessert Fundraiser and Silent Auction on March 24th, 2013 From all of the Young Life Cowichan Volunteers, Leaders, Committee and Organizers, we would like to say a huge Thank You for donating generous gifts from your businesses’ in order to support the mandate of Young Life Cowichan: that is to love teens in their world, and support them in building healthy relationships with those around them. The turnout from our grassroots supporters to bid on these items, and enjoy meeting others, who have a heart for teens, was spectacular! Also, the desserts and great coffee, and volunteer service from a local catering duo was wonderful. Again, on behalf of all those who laboured to make this event a highlight of our Young Life calendar, thanks so much to every business that supported us with their gifts and generosity. Sincerely, Scott Johnston Young Life - Cowichan Valley Area Director

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Yates in the winner’s circle for Western Speedway’s Enduro series

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Duncan’s Darren Yates has been racing a long time. The young bucks are still trying to catch him most of the time. Yates secured his second straight Enduro championship at Victoria’s Western Speedway March 17. The only blemish to his remarkable run

through the winter series was race No. 2 when Phil Lagan dominated the field and Yates experienced a mechanical breakdown. The March 17 race had Yates in second spot on lap 37. On lap 75, he got by Lagan, who remained in contention before entering the pits on lap 87

that ended his run. Yates had some overheating problems but not enough to put him out of the race and he had a large enough lead for a convincing win. The previous race on Feb. 17 was a combined winning effort when Yates turned the driving over to Alex Atkinson for the last hour of competition.

Coach of the year award part of Foxstone’s boom

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orah Ross is having the time of her life. After a decade at Foxstone Stable, she’s enjoying coaching more than ever. Part of it stems from being involved with the high-pro¿le equestrian pursuits of Georgia Hunt and Lisa Williams. Another part stems from Ross’ commitment to youth and the enthusiasm shown by young riders. And yet another part of it is simply the environment for all levels of riding created by Ann Lindwall at Foxstone. For all her efforts in the equestrian community, Ross was honoured as the B.C. Hunter Jumper Association’s coach of the year for the 2012 show season. “I had no idea,’’ said Ross. “It’s the last award of the night.’’ There was more than 350 people at the award ceremony at Burnaby’s Grand Villa Casino Hotel. Foxstone had already done well before Ross took centre stage. Zjaya Doman, attending her ¿rst award ceremony, claimed Reserve Champion for Short Stirrup Hunter Pony on her pony Hot Wheelz. Hunt won multiple prizes, including champion 1.20m jumper with Kubic and reserve champion 1.30m jumper with Kenzo. Both horses were sired by Foxstone’s resident stallion Kupido K. Hunt’s own horse, Cordova

Bay, took third-place honours in the Pre-Green Hunter division. Williams and horse Sanmarino were champions of AmateurOwner Hunter. But Ross clearly stole the show with the highlight of the evening. “The success of everyone at Foxstone Stable is attributed to having a great hard-working team of knowledgeable and dedicated staff,’’ noted Ross. Born in Ottawa, Ross started riding in Toronto and then at Burnaby and Maple Ridge. She was hired at Queen Margaret’s School in 1982 and stayed there 21 years before ground was broken at Foxstone and she went there in 2003. “I feel real fortunate because everybody works hard,’’ said Ross. “Ann’s been such a great supporter.’’ Hunt is a partner in the Foxstone business with Ross and the two have travelled far a¿eld to make her push for the Canadian Equestrian team. Add famed equestrian athlete Gail Greenough of Spruce Meadows in Calgary into the mix and Foxstone has a dynamite combination. Hunt is currently doing much

of the travelling on her own, allowing Ross to stay back this year and attend to things at Foxstone. Hunt left February 11 and was due to return soon after a series of top competitions. “Georgia started with me at 17,’’ said Ross. “She’s so competent. I’m not needed the same. “I’m able to stay home and continue with the younger kids coming up. We really have the best of both now. “That’s really been a big change for us. We’re really able to spread ourselves out now and provide more of a service for kids.’’ With Greenough on board, “now we’re full throttle in both areas,’’ added Ross. Lindwall, as the owner of the facility, prefers to remain in the background but Ross is appreciative of all the support she provides. “She still rides actively, but doesn’t compete,’’ Ross said of Lindwall. A huge pitch is being made with Hunt to get her on the national team, but it’s a tough nut to crack with people like Ian Millar, who’s been to 10 Olympic Games, turning it into a lifetime pursuit. “What is so great about that is it’s a sport you can do for that long,’’ said Ross. But it’s not always great for up-and-comers because “with their vast experience, they are a given on the team,’’ she added. “It’s hard to break in.’’ Hunt has been recognized as a great talent and every effort is being made for her to reach the next level.

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Foxstone Stable trio of Norah Ross, Zjaya Doman and Georgia Hunt Änd themselves thrust into the spotlight with major awards during the B.C. Hunter Jumper Awards gala. Left, Ross with Doman at Foxstone. Below, Hunt riding Kubic. Increased support for Hunt is helping to give her a shot at making the Canadian team. “She’s really got Canada sort of watching her,’’ said Ross. “We need horses to get to that stage.’’

he streak had to come to an end sometime. But the last thing the Cowichan Rugby Club’s First Division Piggies wanted was to have it happen in Nanaimo against the arch-rival Hornets. Cowichan went into last weekend’s game at Nanaimo with ¿ve straight wins under its belt, but the Hornets didn’t want to be the victims of a sixth and held onto second place in the Cowichan Cup competition for the time being. Velox Valhallians continue to lead the standings. The Piggies started off well enough, but everything seemed to fall apart after they lost Peter Budina, who’s always so prominent in the centres. Cowichan’s ¿fth consecutive win the week before was a convincing 31-0 result over the Port Alberni Black Sheep. The Cowichan women had the weekend off after losing a tight 24-22 decision in Kelowna the previous week. Michelle Moore scored two tries and added a conversion. Single tries came from Angie Davies and Sherry Spence. Spence and Jamaina McLeod were players of the game for Cowichan.

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