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Students offer diverse range of skill, interests

Valley grads: Not a lot in common, and that’s why we like them Ashley Degraaf

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Circle of friends, graduates and members of the senior boys basketball team Jerod Dorby, Andrew Larson, Jordan Zhang, Will Slang, Foster Schlienz, Marcus Moreno, Cyrus Gray, and Aaron Gagnon united for one departing photo, prior to the Cowichan Secondary School’s Valediction Ceremonies at Island Savings Centre Arena Thursday. For more on our grads, see Pages 11 through 17.

achinima, maple syrup and winging McIntosh speeches. Sportsperson of the year, first-time soloist, Lisa Simpson wannabe, Colin James fan and carpenter-extraordinaire. And Europe- and Stanford-bound, paper publishing, paid-artist students. What do these things have in common? Nothing. And that’s exactly what excites us here at the News Leader Pictorial. This year’s batch of Cowichan Valley’s graduating students profiled in our annual Grads to Watch section each have very different stories of their final year and their crystal-ball future visions. Beyond scholarships, grade-point averages, final marks, post-secondary destinations — all very important aspects nonetheless — what stood out were the student’s quirky traits, side-gigs and pastimes. “When we’re looking at these grads to watch, traditionally we think of the kids with the highest achievements,” said Chemainus Secondary principal Sian Peterson. “Instead, we now have such diverse range of students to spotlight, who are all searching for ways they can

live out their passions. “They’ve made their passions known and they’re pursing them,” said Peterson. What’s really cool is what the future holds, added the secondary school’s leading lady. “It’s exciting for the world’s future, when you see these hard-working students. “But they don’t see themselves as spectacular, it’s just a way of life for them,” she added. Cowichan Secondary School principal Charlie Coleman couldn’t have said it better. “One of the things I noticed from this group is they weren’t afraid to be different or individuals,” said Coleman, who found narrowing students down for profile suggestions a tough task. He provided the News Leader Pictorial 14 options when asked for a couple of students. “They’re definitely varied and unique and great at multi-tasking,” Coleman said. “They also don’t have that sense of needing to conform or find that clique. “They’re comfortable with their differences.” And if there’s a connection, Peterson can pin-point it. “What does connect them is they all have this ‘I can do that’ spirit.”

Trash-fire draws ire, action limited from local government Reserve burn: Cowichan Tribes could face federal action after toxic smoke fills Duncan last week

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rosecution of those who torched a mountain of garbage near Duncan last week is being considered by Cowichan Tribes. “There have been some new developments Cowichan Tribes is in the process of working

through, and at this time cannot comment on the penalties that may or may not occur,” Tuesday’s email from Tribes’ GM, Maureen Tommy, says. Action about the toxic smoke that filled downtown and the Duncan area Tuesday to Friday — before being ordered snuffed by chief and council under Tribes’ May 15 burning ban — comes under the Federal Indian

Act governing Tribes. The land is registered to Tribes, and is located on reserve, Tommy’s email explains. A staffer with Aboriginal Affairs & North Development was checking case facts at press time Tuesday. “We do have the authority to enforce bylaws on our reserve lands,” last week’s email from Tommy says, noting environ-

mental health is a top priority for chief and council. However, it was foggy on deadline what action Tribes’ leaders were taking after the massive burn of construction debris, tires, wood waste and other junk in the dump off Indian Road, along Qwulshemut Road.

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The Duncan area was choked by toxic, black smoke from trash more on page 7 torched on Native land, off Indian Road, since Tuesday.

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Charges are being contemplated against three adults — two women from Vernon and a man from Duncan. A routine traffic stop in Vernon led to RCMP seizing a quantity of drugs, including the date rape drug. A member of the North Okanagan Traffic Services unit stopped a vehicle in the City

of Vernon Saturday to check the car for a passenger seatbelt violation. “The officer noticed open liquor in the vehicle, and while dealing with it, he located approximately a full bottle of GHB, which is the date rape drug,” said VernonNorth Okanagan RCMP spokesperson Gord Molendyk.

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“It appears the people in the vehicle may have been mixing the drug with vodka.” The officer seized a few other partial liquor bottles from the vehicle to be tested, and some suspected crystal meth and unknown other pills were also seized to be tested.

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Boy still critical after home-pool accident Sunday Fast action: Family, firefighters diligent in sending four-yearold in critical condition to mainland facility via helicopter

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pool accident Sunday left a Cowichan Bay four-year-old boy in critical condition when he was airlifted to a Vancouver hospital. He was stabilized by fast-acting first responders at around 10:30 a.m., then flown by helicopter to Vancouver’s Children’s Hospital, Cowichan Bay’s fire chief says. The lad’s condition was still said to be critical at press time Tuesday afternoon. “I don’t believe it’s a fatality,” Ken Bulcock told the News Leader Pictorial at about 4:15 p.m. Sunday. The boy was found by family in an in-ground home pool near Lambourn Estates. “He was in cardiac arrest,” the

chief said, adding emergency personnel scrambled after 911 was called. “We were lucky enough to have crew members at the hall, and one member lived just five doors down (from the home pool) so he went and did first aid.” It was unknown if the pool was fenced. The boy was placed in the chopper that landed on the Bench Elementary School playing field for the crucial 20-minute ride to the mainland. Bulcock and all responders were shaken by the accident. “It’s hard on everyone,” he said, warning water-safety is key, especially during summer months. “Just be careful around pools and water; it’s that time of year,” Bulcock said of split-second danger. “It only takes a second.”

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First responders take a four-year-old boy to a helicopter for transport Sunday to a Vancouver hospital. The lad suffered cardiac arrest after a home-pool incident.

Night roadwork too costly, says mayor Forrest Roadwork and roundabouts: Paving in Lake Cowichan expected to continue until mid-August News Leader Pictorial


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Emily Cherneff of the Celtic Rhythm Dancers spells out her pride for people in the Maple Bay Canada Day Parade. See Friday’s News Leader Pictorial for more on Canada Day festivities.

oadwork underway at the intersection of North Shore and South Shore roads will ultimately result in a new roundabout and a freshly paved stretch of road through the Lake Cowichan core. Drivers will just have to be patient while it happens. The roadwork being done by Duncan Paving will continue Monday to Friday from 7 a.m. to 6 p.m. until mid-August — if the weather is co-operative.


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y the way, did you hear: • Four Duncan chartered accountant students graduated from the CA qualification program Vancouver. They included: Jeremy Beltgens (MNP LLP), Christopher Duncan (MNP LLP), Angela Harrison (Hayes Stewart Little & Co.), and Yui Sakuma (MNP LLP). Students recognized at the convocation ceremony are eligible for membership in the Institute of Chartered Accountants of B.C. this year. • Barb De Groot says Literacy Now Cowichan’s monthlong penny fundraiser raised more than $300 for literacy programs in Cowichan. The February program saw cash boxes made from old school books placed on coffee shop counters at the Gun Barrel, Shawnigan House, Rusticana, Tin Cup, Duncan Garage, Sunflower Cafe, Island

Bagel, Rembrandt’s, Serious Coffee, Twisted Mug, Java World and Ryder’s Road House. • Dianne Connerly recently returned from the TOPS (Take Off Pounds Sensibly) Provincial Recognition Days convention proud of local TOPS members Eileen Curtis (top area captain in B.C.), Jean Price and Doris Carey (provincial division winners) for their achievements. • Representatives from the Royal Bank of Canada Foundation were at the Clements Centre June 11 to present executive director Dominic Rockall a cheque for $5,000 to help the centre’s children and family support program. • Congrats to the folks at Duncan’s Perogy Factory. During a recent sale, Natasha Yagelnesky and Jan Beardsley had line-ups down the road, selling 12,000 perogies and 7,800 cabbage rolls.

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Local leaders legless to snuff dump burn from page 1

Chief Harvey Alphonse told the News Leader Pictorial Friday “an individual” was responsible for the burning, but hadn’t read Tribes’ burningban newsletter. Tommy declined to name that person, or to state the burn-site’s legal address. Garbage burning is banned across Cowichan’s off-reserve lands. Duncan has a permanent fire ban; North Cowichan has spring and fall burning windows; Victoria governs farmland fires. Alphonse also indicated Tribes is exploring ways to stop waste dumping on reserve land. Tommy explained Tribes’ burning ban timelines “coincide with neigh-

bouring government’s timelines.” But local government leaders explained they were unaware of the fire — or basically powerless to extinguish the on-reserve trash blaze. “We have no jurisdiction; it’s federal land,” Duncan Mayor Phil Kent said Thursday of the acrid smoke he noticed Tuesday. “It’s (trash fire) patently illegal.” Kent said he’d communicate with Tribes through North Cowichan, whose south-end fire hall covers the reserve’s burn site. Jon Lefebure, North Cowichan’s mayor, learned of the noxious fire during Thursday night’s call from the Leader. His council couldn’t order the fire snuffed “because we’re not the local government on that land; our bylaw

doesn’t apply to reserve land.” Same story at Cowichan Valley Regional District offices. “We have have no jurisdiction over it,” said engineering boss Tom Anderson, “but we have contacted Aboriginal Affairs & North Development, and asked them to look into it — and apparently they’re going to.” Anderson referred calls to AAND’s John Alexis. He was unavailable for comment by press time Thursday. Meanwhile, North Cowichan/Duncan RCMP Insp. Kevin Hewco said police basically couldn’t have ordered the fire out unless it was a risk to people or property. “It’s not a police issue, it’s an environmental issue,” the top cop said. “We have no authority to go on someone’s property without a warrant.”



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Jurisdiction issue no answer to the toxic trash fires


et’s hope fines and jail time are being pursued for whomever burned a mountain of garbage last week on Cowichan Tribes’ reserve land near Duncan. Toxic smoke from what appeared to be a dump off Qwulshemut Road billowed into the Duncan area between Tuesday and Friday, when the fires were finally ordered out by Cowichan Tribes’ chief and council. Many folks complained about the smoke plumes from an unknown location. Let’s try and determine what the long-term health effects will be, especially around ill folks, kids and the elderly. Let’s also find out what was burned in those hills of construction debris, wood waste, tires and more — piled so big machinery was used to load it on. Prosecute Our local leaders were either unaware landowners of the fire, or unable or unwilling to stop this latest environmental crisis among who torched many afflicting Cowichan. garbage dump But let’s be clear: “It’s not our jurisdiction” is the wrong answer. Our well-paid bureaucrats, bylaw officials, and politicians had a duty to trace the fire’s source, then call the Tribes, B.C. environment ministry, and federal government to get that poisonous blaze snuffed. Many citizens said they called Duncan city hall, and learned the fire was outside Duncan’s jurisdiction. Let’s be clear again: this is not a racial issue, it’s an environmental one. Smoke is colour blind. Citizens concerned about smoke wanted those fires extinguished, then the landowners punished. Garbage burning is banned across Cowichan. While municipal and provincial laws apply to lands outside reserves, Cowichan Tribes is governed by the Federal Indian Act and can enforce bylaws on reserve. Those who burned that waste should now be prosecuted by Tribes and the feds. We also now want local governments and Tribes’ leaders to review all burning laws so year-round bans are uniform across the valley. We also want such trash dumping on reserve, and private land, stopped to prevent future air, land and water pollution.

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

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Our parademics and firemen always act fast in the most crucial situations. They sprung into action again and did exemplary work to assist a young child after an accident at a pool that could have been tragic. Sometimes we take the people who rush to the aid of others for granted. But some of the best personnel in that regard live right here and we are indeed fortunate.

Parademics spring into action to assist a four-year-old after a pool accident.

Motherhood was a lot to digest that first day Maeve Maguire

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y dad drove all the way from Calgary to the island that day to meet his first granddaughter. Our room in the maternity ward was full of balloons, fluffy stuffed animals, pink baby clothes, my mom’s fibre-filled Irish soda bread, family, friends and laughter. The hospital nurses taught my husband and I how to bathe, dress, and feed our newborn’s fragile body. I endured the unexpected-but-typical chaos that comes with being a new mom: breastfeeding wasn’t going as well as was implied by Breast is Best posters decorating the hospital walls, uncontrollable tears that accompany the influx of breastmilk distracted me from the ache of my shrinking uterus, and when the nurse woke me at 2 a.m. to feed my newborn I realized keeping this baby alive was all down to me. My husband and I would shuffle along the

halls, me in my new pajamas bought especially for our hospital stay, him carrying our new baby slightly out front so as to invite passersby to come and see this most gorgeous little human we created together. Walking toward us were other smiling fathers shuffling next to new mothers whose bewildered expressions matched mine. It was on one such a shuffle we noticed the room adjacent to ours had the curtains drawn and the lights off. There were no balloons, no stuffed animals, and no baby. The room was blacked out but occupied; we could hear muffled sobs coming from the bed. A nurse told us the baby had been removed because the mother was deemed unfit—and it wasn’t the first time she’d had a child removed. Through the wall of our room, I could hear the other mother’s heartbreaking moan. While I was crying about how hard it was to breastfeed, she was crying about how hard it was not to. Patricia Dawn, a Cowichan Valley mother and women’s advocate, is working to make

The Canada Day long weekend may have been devoid of any serious incidents that cost valley residents their lives, but people still aren’t getting the message about speeding and garbage. The Trans-Canada Highway and valley roads are not dumping grounds for trash. And do people really think they’re going to weave in and out of congested lanes and actually get anywhere faster on the TCH?


sure this scene never happens again. She is partnering with Cowichan film producer, Harold C. Joe, to create Stolen Hearts, a documentary about newborns in the Cowichan Valley being separated from their mothers at birth. While Dawn was managing Red Willow, a refuge she created for Cowichan’s Aboriginal women in need, she met many women who lost children to the foster-care system, either at birth or afterward. Dawn believes there is no reason a child should be removed from his or her mother. Instead, the solution is to help the mother, so the mother can mother the child. In the documentary, Dawn will talk with these women as they reveal their stories to help the rest of us understand this complex issue. Dawn hears the assumptions people make— the mother must have been addicted to drugs or alcohol therefore it’s better for her child to be in someone else’s care—but she aims to show it’s more systemic than that. Dawn’s goal is to raise awareness that will move the public to demand the system respects and supports

the mother’s role, always. I don’t know why the mother in the hospital room next to me had her baby removed, but it felt wrong—and I’m not alone in thinking that. The Stolen Hearts project is supported by the valley’s most respected maternity-care champions, including Dr. Graham Blackburn, midwife Selina Boily, maternity nurse Kathryn Coopsie, Dr. Tom Rimmer and the rest of the Cowichan Valley Division of Family Practitioners. These are the same people who helped many of us mother our children. All mothers should be so lucky. Visit for more information. Maeve Maguire is a technical writer who lives and works in Maple Bay and writes monthly in the News Leader Pictorial. Email her at

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Do you believe Canada needs derelict-vessel legislation? “It’s extremely good the Dominion’s gone from Cowichan Bay. It was an eyesore and had to be pumped out, so derelict-boat legislation’s a good idea. We could take lots of lessons from the Americans on this.”

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Dear editor I retired to this community 20 years ago. I just read the repairs and upgrades to Kerry Park will require a community referendum to approve up to $14.4 million in long-term borrowing. Could someone please tell me what it costs to hold a referendum? It seems that in the 20 years I have lived here there have been a number of referendums and still Kerry Park continues to age and fall apart before our eyes. Personally, I have voted in two referendums to do the upgrades, including the swimming pool addition, but to no avail. I am so tired of referendums, which I will now definitely avoid. It seems to get us nowhere and the cost for making the necessary renovations just continues to go up. I say get on with it and do what has to be done. Joanne Leslie

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Soil dump an abomination

Dear editor British Columbia’s Ministry of Environment’s continued commitment to utilize the growing communities in Shawnigan Lake and Cowichan as Victoria’s toilet and garbage pail is an environmental abomination. The Ministry of Environment has informed the Cowichan Valley Regional District it is in the process of approving a permit to South Island Aggregates to store five million tonnes of contaminated and toxic soil/material in the headwaters of the Shawnigan Lake community’s drinking watershed for present and future community residents to live with, and manage. Mackenzie Brooks Shawnigan Lake

Only SIA benefits from a soil dump approval

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n 2012, the Vancouver Island/Coast’s economy continued to wrestle with the effects of the recent economic recession. Population growth — the stimulus for much of the region’s recent economic growth — hit a new 11-year low. Housing starts and residential building permits declined for the second consecutive year, as did property re-sales and business incorporations. One of the few positives last year was the forest industry. Resurgence in U.S. lumber demand, combined with growing demand for lumber and pulp from Asia stimulated mill investments and production. This included Western Forest Products’ Ladysmith mill and Harmac in Nanaimo. The region gained 2,500 jobs in 2012. All of the region’s net job creation occurred in the Victoria area, with the majority occurring in the service sector. The largest increases were in health care and social assistance which added 5,000 new jobs, education with 3,000 new jobs, and trade at 2,200 new jobs. The addition of 2,200 jobs in the trade industry recouped approximately half of the losses sustained in 2011. This growth, however, was aided by a reduction in the labour force – of which retirement, withdrawal from the job market, and relocation were all contributing factors. The loss of 4,000 construction jobs accounted for the majority of last year’s employment decline in the goods sector. Solid gains in the forestry and logging and utilities industries, which all together resulted in 2,800 new jobs, could not fully offset this decline. In 2012, business incorporations in the Vancouver Island/Coast declined for the third consecutive year. These factors also contributed to a decline in capital investment and development of infrastructur. According to the B.C. Major Projects Inventory, the total value of projects proposed, under construction, and on hold in 2012 was down 4.4 % from 2011. Only six projects valued at $16.9 billion were proposed last year. This was a significant drop from the 88 proposed in 2008 that were valued at $21.1 billion. In contrast, the number and value of new projects starting construction rebounded, increasing in both quantity and value — from 4 to 17, and $266 million to $1.8 billion respectively. These new construction projects include $632 million outside Victoria. Outside Victoria, residential/commercial development made up about half of the projects under construction — nine, valued at $847 million. Non-residential projects under construction totalled $784 million. Overall, we should be cautious in our outlook for 2013. High prices and demand for pulp, lumber, and mineral resources are forecasted to remain high based on continuing Asian demand. This factor alone should sustain or slightly increase both production and employment in the region. Due to our varied communities, the effect on economies will vary sector and geography. Woody Hayes is a fellow chartered accountant with Hayes Stewart Little & Co in Duncan. The BC Check-Up, Regional Edition is published by the Chartered Accountants of BC, and is available online at:

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· Have an energetic yet firm demeanor that commands respects. · Give credit when it’s due and will compensate hard work and dedication. Leadership limitations: · Will not delegate responsibilities – they draw a line between leader and follower. · Will not endear themselves to others. These are no-nonsense leaders who are outgoing but will keep their relationship with their staff strictly professional…they will not become anyone’s friend. · Can be short-tempered and might be difficult to get along with sometimes. · Don’t possess a great deal of long-term vision – focused on accomplishing short-term goals. The Drivers/Directors (22% of the sample of excellent leaders; 17% of the sample of poor to average leaders) Leadership strengths: · Hands-on leaders who will roll up their sleeves and work just as hard as the next person. They encompass the true value of hard work. · Know exactly what they want to achieve and how to get there. Very ambitious and goal oriented, with a clear, long-term vision. · Very determined and perseverant - once they set their sight on an objective, they will not stop until they attain it. · Firm leadership style – slackers will be set straight immediately. · Have a great deal of respect for people who are willing to work hard. Leadership limitations: · Will not delegate their leadership responsibilities – which can often mean they will work longer hours to get things done, because they don’t trust anyone else to get their part of the job done well. · Don’t mince words or use flowery language to inspire others. They dictate orders and expect them to be done without question. · Are not skilled in developing people. Would work

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· Understand the importance of nurturing and motivating staff…but will leave that duty to someone else. While the Eclectic approach seemed to be prominent among excellent leaders, poor to average leaders tended to fall in one of two extremes. According to PsychTests’ research, they either focused too much on the performance/production side of leadership (Sports Coach style), or they focused too much on the people side of leadership (Mentor style) – to the detriment of both. “The underperforming leaders tend to have an unbalanced style, which is likely why their performance as a leader was not rated well,” concludes Dr. Jerabek. “Nowadays, leaders need to wear many hats. They need to be able to develop both the human side and product side of a business – if you have just one or the other, you greatly limit yourself and the success of your business. The days of barking out orders and running staff like an assembly line or, on the contrary, spending the day on the golf course while your assistants run the company are becoming obsolete.” PsychTests’ Leadership Style Test can be found at The HR version of the Leadership Style Test is available in ARCH Profile, the professional testing platform offered by PsychTests. For more information, visit About PsychTests AIM Inc.: PsychTests AIM Inc. originally appeared on the internet scene in 1996. Since its inception, it has become a pre-eminent provider of psychological assessment products and services to human resource personnel, therapists, academics, researchers and a host of other professionals around the world. PsychTests AIM Inc. staff is comprised of a dedicated team of psychologists, test developers, researchers, statisticians, writers, and artificial intelligence experts. The company’s research division, Plumeus Inc., is supported in part by the Research and Development Tax Credit awarded by Industry Canada.

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Dandy dozen provides a sample of where our young people are headed


Our young valley graduates are going places — like Stanford University, McGill University and elsewhere. Students from the valley’s schools are getting straight As for their prowess in athletics, academics and the arts. Their accomplishments are indeed inspiring. The next few pages of our an-

nual grad section profiles a dandy dozen to watch. You’ll be hearing a lot more from them in the future. There are many others, of course, but this small sampling of those moving on to bigger things from Brentwood College, Shawnigan Lake School, Cowichan Secondary, Frances Kelsey Secondary,

Duncan Christian, Chemainus, Queen Margaret’s School and Lake Cowichan gives you an idea of the amazing things some of our students are doing and a hint of what’s to come as they go on to post-secondary or into other ventures. — Don Bodger

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Above: Cowichan Secondary graduate Ashley Thomas gets a quick adjustment from her sister Tessianne Jimmy prior to the Procession of Graduates into Cowichan Exhibition Park’s Mellor Hall during the School District 79 Aboriginal Education Grad Celebration; Below left: Head Girl and graduate Allana Gerke shares an emotional moment with the Class of 2013 during the valedictory address at Queen Margaret’s School; Below right: Brentwood grads Nathalie Edmunds, Brooke Lister, Kendra Stoner, Annike Spence, Spencer Manton and Ailish Tinney. Bottom left: Frances Kelsey secondary graduates Corinna Maier and Stephanie May; Bottom right: The winner of the Shawnigan Lake School Aaron Ram Memoiral Award for 2013 is Jenner A. D. Teufel. Ram’s sister Melody and brother David presented the award. Clockwise from left top: Graduate Jacob Day performs Arise, by Hillsong United, during Duncan Christian Secondary School’s graduation ceremony; Doug Mackie sports a Mohawk hairstyle colour coordinated with his graduation gown for the LCSS Grad ceremony; and Chemainus graduates receive certificates from Run Nunweiler of SD 79.



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or Colton Mann, passion and happiness outweighs moneymaking any day. The Cow High grad/musician is currently working on the perfect rhythm for post-secondary life. That said scenario will see the rocker and member of newly formed band Pretty Heart Parkers studying renewable energies and electronics at Camosun College come fall. In the meantime, the 18-year-old will also be jamming and playing gigs with PHP, including at this year’s SunFest. He’ll have to master 30 songs before gigs with the new group, a mantra he’s also applied to school work and post secondary goals. “Sometimes it can be really scary, and a lot of pressure so quick, but you’re so driven to get fired up and learn whatever you can so basically you don’t embarrass yourself,” said Mann. “And a lot of it’s promoting yourself and learning how to say ‘this is what I do and this is what I am capable of.’” Mann, formerly of the local band Lucy Mistreated, is not only known around school for his high-energy, electric guitarripping performances, but also his electronics skills and his smarts in physics. He took a gold medal home from the Skills


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A Canada regional competition, then advanced to the provincials in Abbotsford in April, where he won bronze. That competition saw Mann mastering circuit boards, something he’s very much accustomed to. He’s also keen on guitar building as well as the electronic drums project he entered in this year’s district scholarships. He’s also pumped about Camosun’s new program, which sees students breaking into the renewable energies world, where hybrid cars, turbines and windmills are the face of the future. Mann’s also digging the number of opportunities that can arise following his post-secondary studies. But at this point, he’s OK with letting his career develop naturally, whether it ends in straight electronics work, or side-lined with a part in an up-and-coming rock band. When Mann isn’t tinkering with circuit boards, he’s listening to old-timer rockers Colin James, the boys of ACDC or Jeff Healey.

dara Atsma was born a leader. Not literally, but the Duncan Christian School grad grew up surrounded with folks in leadership roles. It’s just a way of life, the 18-year-old avid swimmer said, noting mom and grandfather were both teachers. “Being a leader was just kind of the path I was given,” she said, naming several roles she’s been involved with. These include coaching the school’s swim club as well as Duncan Stingrays children’s teams on top of organizing many school events. Her most memorable moment from her final year was taking part in the school’s annual mission trip to Tijuana, Mexico in September. “We visited an orphanage there and that’s where my heart was torn for the kids,” she said. “I just really wanted to help in some way.” Atsma sees herself surrounded with children, particularly in a daycare setting. “Maybe it might be opening up a daycare and having an early childhood education,” she said. Working with kids comes naturally. They’re just sort of “drawn to me,” she explained. “I love working with the younger kids. They’re just so much fun.” Atsma has coached Stingrays from ages

four to 14. On the school front, she’s taken hold of the reins on many activities including the annual milk run, sports day, and special events like the hosting of the Harlem Crowns basketball team. Taking a year off from swimming competitively with the Stingrays also gave Atsma more much-needed time to study as well as try new things. Those included a lead role in the school’s latest production At the Hop. Atsma was recently awarded Trinity Western University’s President’s Scholarship ($7, 000 per year) to study human services. And on top of that, she won the school’s Sportsperson of the Year Award for her volunteer hours and work as a leader. She’s also been eying up a Bible mission program called Youth With A Mission (YWAM) and its six- to eight-month trip to Australia for summer of ‘14.


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ll it took was repeated viewings of The Simpsons opening sequence, particularly Lisa’s saxophone solo after being thrown out of

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ot many high school students can say they work for an Los Angelesbased entertainment editing company. Chemainus Secondary grad Eli Eckert-Johnson can. The 18-year-old has been working for Machinima, a premier online entertainment network, for about four years. “It’s a lot of work, but it’s definitely the realm of the editing world,” Eckert Johnson said, noting he’s worked on popular first person shooter game Halo. Editing work, which he manages on top of school studies, can often take a good couple weeks, at least three to four hours, depending on the task. Contracts see him using realtime 3D computer graphics rendering engines to create cinematic productions, which are then used for things like game intros or demos. “It’s just like I’m the director, but the director of the characters in the video game,” he said. Eckert Johnson was scouted out by Michinima through his work which he shares on Youtube. “They contacted me,” he said. “And that was very cool.” On top of his side-gig, Eckert Johnson, who was adopted from Russia when he was just twoyears-old, is known around the school for his brains on computer technology programs. He was awarded the school’s technology award three years in a row. This year he also took home a volunteer award on top of one for metalwork. He’s often helping school staff and students with computer glitches as well as creating posters for school functions. And he’s been instrumental in the secondary school’s creative layout for its latest yearbook.

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He credits past teachers Mr. Norman and Mr. Wall for motivation in getting him involved in computer technology, graphic arts and editing. He’s also mastered Adobe Photoshop and recently showed off favourite edited images in a slideshow with a number of other accomplishments at the district scholarships judging session. He plans on commuting to Nanaimo come September to study in Vancouver Island University’s four-year digital media program. “Studies have shown there are a lot of options for careers if you take this program,” he said. “I would really like one day to be the guy in the back of a movie set, editing a major motion picture.”

music class. That’s what inspired Cowichan Secondary graduating student Robyn Fortunat to pick up the shiny jazz instrument. “I’ve always listened to music, mostly jazz, easy-listening, since I was real young,” explained Fortunat. “I loved Lisa and her saxophone,” she said. Like Lisa, she often annoys her folks at home blowing crazy-loud band repertoire tunes. Her dog, Orrin, isn’t a fan either. But it paid off. The 18-year-old is headed to Vancouver Island University come fall to study in its jazz program. Fortunat first picked up a sax when she was in Grade 6 while being home-schooled. She continued with it — as well as the piano, which she started at age four — when she made the move to Mount Prevost School. The born-and-raised Cowichanian found a comfy home-feeling vibe practicing with Prevost’s band class under teacher Joy Ann Bannerman. Then, once high school hit, Fortunat added another hobby to her day-to-day. Acting.

She’s made several appearances in Cowichan Secondary’s productions, including Willy Wonka, Titanic, Scapino!, and, most recently, the 25thannual Putnam County Spelling Bee. She also credits Cowichan Secondary teacher Chris Poole’s band-class instruction, and for encouraging her to take the sax to the next level. She’s pumped about making the commute to VIU in Nanaimo come September. And thinking ahead, her future may also hold a gig working on a cruise ship playing jazz before she’s playing in the pit, or maybe acting, in Broadway. Then, she said maybe she will slow things down with a career teaching music or acting back in her hometown.


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t took a lot of guts for Shawnigan Lake School student Kevin McKinnon to sing his first solo, It Takes Two. “I had gotten over my nerves of talking in front of a crowd of people and then I was like ‘Oh, crap, I have to sing a solo now,’” said the 18-year-old student, who is packing to head to Queen’s University in Kingston, Ontario for September. McKin“I could just see the cast members backstage non, also an avid squash player and a member giving me the thumbs up as I went on stage, of the school’s rowing club, starred in the and I just did my little spin and off I went.” school’s production The Curious Savage in McKinnon played the corny heartthrob Link between Flies and Hairspray. in SLS’s musical adaptation of hit ‘60s BroadHe gives huge kudos to McLeod who’s now way musical Hairspray in April. He didn’t start teaching at St. Michaels for encouraging him to dabbling in acting until Grade 10. try something new as well as Hairspray director “That summer I read Lord Of The Flies and Gregg Perry and vocal coach Shannon Tyrrell when I returned to school I had to pick a fine for giving him that shove to step outside the box art to take for the entire year with the solo. and around that time one my He also worked behind the scenes with the teachers (Morgan McLeod) stage crew on the school’s version of The pulled me aside and said I Elephant Man. should try for the lead role,” McKinnon’s future in the crystal ball is McKinnon explained. still fuzzy as he’s not sure what career he’s These pieces came together to ultimately heading for. In the meantime he’s see the finished product of him starting general science studies, covering math as the protagonist Ralph in the and physics as well. school’s junior student production of Flies. He was also accepted into UBC and McGill “I had no real experience, so it was very chalbut chose Queen’s. lenging. I was really nervous right before getting And he’s already eying Queens’ upcoming on stage, but it took only a couple minutes productions, looking to try out when the opporFor info call Debbie 250-246-2128 before I eased in,” he said. tunity arises.

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ompassion, enthusiasm, helpfulness and respect. These are all skills that now come naturally to Frances Kelsey grad Kevin Price. Price’s been one of the most keen students taking part in Kelsey’s brand-spanking new pilot project TASK (Trades Awareness, Skills and Knowledge). As part of an island-wide program, students dabble in a variety of trades including carpentry, welding, metal work, electrical and plumbing. Peter W. Rusland Price couldn’t have jumped on board Saturday’s scene in the former NAPA Auto Parts store as hundreds of page-turners perused a plethoquicker. of titles during the Leader’s “I’ve always raliked working with my annual charity book sale, opened by Town Crier Ben Buss. hands,” said Price, 18, who’s love is in carpentry work. “I also feel I’m so lucky to have been given the opportunity to take part in such an amazing program.” Both He credits program co-ordinator vocations have equipped the young and Camosun College instructor buck with the necessary skills to Christian Allen for hooking him in. take him from the high school He’s currently on the waitlist for realm to the real world. of allBut ageshe’s to the former AutoforParts Camosun’s carpentry program. always hadNAPA a knack Peter W. Rusland store wherethose dedicated volunteers and “We’ve got to work onPictorial a number helping in need. News Leader staffPrice spentrecently weeks sifting intoaid various of different projects, including a cametitles to the saw-horse, two mock sheds, and grand total was a cool sections. of a woman in a restaurant under aturday’s Proceeds will help valley we built the tables used$4,710.90 for welding,” distress with a diabetes flare up. food banks, fromhethe Cowichan seniors and others. explained. “I just saw that she was in need of help,” he News Leader Pictorial’s annual Cash donations to local charities knew are For Price, taking partautumn in the second semessaid modestly. “And I just immediately Huge Book Sale, helpat the Leader, during ter pilot which proved successful was right up I had towelcome go over year and round help her.” ing local charities, publisher business at 5380 Trans-Canada his alley. This year he’s hours also taken more time to Bill Macadam and his staff say. Highway, south of the silver bridge beHe’s been a member of Scouts fortitle-fest, about 11 spend with friends. The bargain-loaded under suntween TheofBrick years. And onny topskies, of school studies, he also “I’ve had a lot fun and this Bucker¿ year,” heeld’s. said. drew hundreds of bookworms works numerous hours a week as a dishwash- “I’ve taken part in a lot of the grad funcer and prep cook at the Rock Cod Cafe. tions.”

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manda McLean is gifted in athletics and academics — and extremely motivated to reach her goals. The Brentwood College grad from Mill Bay nailed down a 98.2% average during her Grade 12 year from six courses when only required to carry five. She finished a remarkable career of high school varsity tennis matches that began in Grade 8 with a 103-2 record. Toss in McLean’s field hockey talents and orator skills and you have a girl who’s really going places in her life. She basically had her choice of post-secondary institutions and turned down a full-ride scholarship at Northeastern University in Boston to attend prestigious Stanford University in Palo Alto, California near San Francisco. McLean can’t wait to see where her studies there will take her in the future. She pointed out Stanford has an acceptance rate of a mere 5.6% from all student applications. “They were the lowest in the nation,’’ said McLean. She’s also one of just 10 Canadians to gain admittance for 2013-14. Being naturally-driven helped McLean beat the odds. “I’ve always had a lot of goals in life,’’ she said. McLean didn’t actually visit the Stanford campus until after she was already accepted. “It honestly just worked out,’’ she said. “I was buying all the winter coats ready to go (to the East Coast). I’ve always wanted to live in the States for a long time.’’ Now she’ll get to do it at one of the world’s leading research and teaching institutions. McLean’s plan is to take economics, leading up to a specialty in corporate law. “Mostly, it’s pretty open-ended,’’ she said of her course load initially. “They have a lot of freshman requirements. They don’t want you only taking physics courses.’’


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Luckily, McLean is pretty adaptable because she also has an interest in subjects such as biochemistry. She figures there’s probably 10 more years of schooling ahead by the time she gets her masters, PHD and then goes to law school. “It’ll be a while,’’ she quipped. “Luckily, I like school or it would be a lot more difficult. I’m excited to start the journey. I still have a lot of it left.’’ McLean supplemented her skills at Brentwood as debate captain. She competed in the provincials this year with partner Yasyf Mohamedali in Trail that was a great experience. While McLean got into Stanford primarily on her academics, genetics from mom Marci and dad Cameron also turned her into a phenomenal athlete in tennis and field hockey. Both are academics with an athletic flair from their time growing up in Nova Scotia. “It’s actually how my parents met,’’ said McLean. “They were both nationally-ranked tennis players.’’ She’ll definitely keep the competitive fires burning as well at Stanford. “The focus and competitiveness required to compete on the court or field is the same skill set that helps me succeed in the classroom,’’ noted McLean.

f being one of 140 students of 1,000 accepted into the prestigious Queen’s Bader program in England wasn’t enough of a boost to the self esteem, how about also having four other high-end universities welcoming you with open arms? This is the life of Queen Margaret’s School grad Emma Major. The private school’s resident history buff, Major is choosing the Euro-trip option to Queen’s Bader’s cool Herstmonceux Castle in East Sussex, but not before she chewed on some other options. She was also accepted to the University of Victoria, University of Toronto, McMaster University and the Queen’s Bader University in Ontario. “I found out that I was accepted to the Queen’s Bader program in England when I was at home sick,” explained Major, who’s also the school’s lead technology captain and works on the graduating committee. “That sure made my day a whole lot better.” Major is mostly pumped about the school’s setting, a campus which is a brickbuilt Tudor castle formerly the home of the Royal Greenwich Observatory. She’s also excited about the experience of travelling in general. She’s not a newbie to heading overseas though. Her mother is an ex-pat from Britain and the Mill Bay resident has family staying in Scotland. Bader staffers sent Major a poster of the castle, which now hangs in the side-line artists’ bedroom. She’s also tickled friend Megan Buckland was accepted into the same program. “We’re both really excited. We will get to do lots of travelling as Friday is travel day at the school and our first trips are booked for Paris

and Edinburgh,” she said casually. Although Major has a number of passions, including technology, acrylic and mixed-medium painting, as well as reading (she’s currently flipping through Aldous Huxley’s Brave New World) and writing, her go-to subject is history, specifically the Russian Tsar period. Major will spend a year abroad England’s Bader’s generalizing in arts and humanities and her next three years at the school’s Ontario campus focusing on history. And after that’s under her belt, the go-getter, who was interviewed while prepping for her toast to the parents at the school’s grad banquet, will then be searching out a law school to continue her education. Major has been attending QMS since Grade 7.

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t’s clear after talking to Lake Cowichan Secondary grad Tyler Doxtator he works well under pressure. He may very well be the master of winging it. “Everyone else had like 30 cue cards and here I was with a napkin I’d written on 30 minutes before I had to do my speech,” the 18-year-old said. He’s describing the time he took second place in the Hector McIntosh district speech competition. “I’ve always tried to take an organic route in that sense,” he said, noting he frequently writes speeches the morning he’s due to perform them. Funny enough, Doxtator’s speech topics have included ‘How to lie like a pro’ and ‘How to wing a speech.’ And they’ve all come off as hits with folks approaching him afterward saying “That was so funny, I couldn’t believe I was crying I was laughing so hard.” The student’s topic of the competition’s final round, held at the Silverbridge Inn in Duncan, was theatrics in speech. Doxtator explained he grounded folks with a message on the importance of creating stand-out moments listeners will remember, versus too much detail-oriented information. He was quick to credit teacher Adrian Achurch for asking him to join the speech competition.


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“Before I could even so ‘No’ my friends who’d overheard were saying ‘Yes’ and ‘of course I should do it,’” he explained. Doxtator’s cross-curricular project also caught school staff’s attention. He added a third curricular in a mix that typically only includes two. He combined writing/art and social studies for a graphic novel on the invasions of China by Japan in the 1930s. The project was inspired by history teacher Mr. Battye and art instructor Mr. Kloske. “They were both hugely inspirational in the project,” he said. Now that the dust’s starting to settle from the cloud of school work, Doxtator’s pumped to get back into bike riding and running. He’s also looking at taking a life drawing course at Vancouver Island University in the fall before he enters Camosun College’s comic book program. Meanwhile, he was also the recipient of a district scholarship award for $1,000.


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uliet Mackie has a maturity beyond her years. And the testament is the Shawnigan Lake School grad’s success selling paintings at only 19 years old. “I’ve sold around 10 pieces with prices ranging from $150 to $400,” Mackie said, noting it’s been to folks who’ve spotted her art hanging around Shawnigan’s campus. “I’ve always had a love for the elegance of the human figure,” she said, about canvasses inspired from classes with living models. One of her favourite paintings features a woman staring down into her hands clasped in front of her mouth with red, beige and black tones woven together. “I did it for my AP art portfolio,” explained Mackie. “The theme was something along the lines of the raw elegance of the human form. I think the piece’s roughness mixed with the grace of her expression captures the theme.” Mackie was the recipient of a $1,000 Dogwood scholarship for art. “I like bigger paintings and larger canvasses. It’s more fun and you have more room for movement.” Mackie’s been tuned into the art scene since she was six. It doesn’t hurt that her aunt is an up-and-coming artist in the U.K., who also recently won the Beck’s Futures prize for art. Maybe it’s in her DNA. “I’ve gone to some of her art shows before

and that’s been a lot of fun,” said Mackie of aunt Christina Mackie, who’s best known for her multi-layered abstract sculptural installations. Mackie has also recently discovered an interest in writing. So much she’s accepted a $3,000 entrance scholarship to the University of Victoria to study creative writing and possibly journalism. But her artwork won’t be forgotten. “I’ll definitely continue on with my paintings and drawings,” she said. “I’m hoping to sign up for some classes while I’m there.”


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hris Hennecker’s trading bylines for beakers. “I’m heading to McGill University in Montreal to do a degree in physical sciences,” the Frances Kelsey grad said of fall chemistry and physics studies after running the Shawnigan Times with dad, Kim, for about seven years. “I was able to follow my journalistic passion from an early age,” said Hennecker, 18. “But I always had an interest in science, so I figured I’d try that as well.” His chance is courtesy of science scores around 90% or above. “I’d like to get into academia and do some professorial teaching, but that’s dreaming big.” He picked McGill “because it’s got a different feel than B.C.— I wanted to experience something completely different in a different culture, but still as close to home as I could get it,” said Hennecker who’s never visited Montreal. “It’ll be a big surprise.” Familiarity will come from rooming with friend, Hayden Scheiber. Funding for his academic adventure “is mostly student loans, but I was lucky enough to receive some scholarships and bursaries.” Hennecker believes his newspaper-writing experience will help him pen university papers. “With science, you want the correct wording, and to be professional. It also helps being a good public speaker to make connections.” South-end contacts helped him and Kim start the community Times when Hennecker was in Grade 7. Publications happened every other week, totalling 111 issues printed at Sylvan United




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Church. The Times sported some 10 to 12 pages of ads, news and views about Shawnigan, Mill Bay and Cobble Hill. “My dad and I wrote the articles on the front page, and got submissions from directors such as Ken Cossey and Bruce Fraser, and from the Shawnigan Lake Museum. “We used to have people come up to us on the street and tell us they agreed with us. “Unfortunately, we had to shut it down.” Kim’s working on issuing the Shawnigan Focus, to be written by volunteers. The Focus could use the Times’ template of distributing some 800-plus copies in cafes, hair salons and elsewhere, via carriers, signalled Hennecker — a fan of Kelsey’s flexibly selfdirected system, a former scout, and a Shawnigan advisory planning commissioner. “You can’t start too young with community involvement; it’s always great making a handson impact with people.” Meanwhile, if science studies flop, Hennecker would “definitely come back to journalism; I had no complaints and no regrets.”

syrup. Chemainus Secondary grad Emily Bumstead has crossed both feats off her list as part of her involvement with her family’s sap-sucking business under the moniker Ashcroft Farms. “I can say I’ve spent a disproportionate time of my youth boiling sap,” said 17-yearold Bumstead, with a chuckle. But time spent working on boiling techniques is just one skill she’s notched on her belt for future endeavors. A past Rotary student of the month, Bumstead is fired up on Northern Lights College’s power engineering certificate programs. She’s also applied to Vancouver Island University. Her dream job would be working in a sweaty boiler room in say a hospital or pool facility. “You can apply the same principles with the different aspects of boiling,” she said connecting her passion with sap and her career goal. She was first introduced to maple syrup when assigned a general science project in Grade 5. She chose syrup as the focus. As a volunteer at the B.C. Forest Discovery Centre’s annual Maple Syrup festival for the past five to six years, Bumstead’s became familiar with what’s now her big-time passion. “I’ve always found it interesting,” she said. “They’re always so different every time. Some are light and some so dark.” Bumstead’s first report on sap was a hit, but

she says she would never show anyone the written version she handed in. “Oh gosh, that would be way too embarrassing,” she said. Bumstead receives emails from the Sap Suckers West Coast Syrup group to keep tabs on what’s new and cool. Being part of the family business gives Bumstead a leg up with skills in business management. “It’s definitely taught me how businesses work,” she said, noting with maple syrup selling, there’s not a lot of overhead as equipment is minimal. On top of everything else, Bumstead’s also interested reading and playing clarinet as a participant in the Cowichan Valley Community Band.


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Cote colouring Jake’s walls Valley painter and muralist Barry Coté’s cool works grace Just Jakes’ walls. His many hued, human and natural subjects sport his unique air-brushed style. Coté’s the artist who helped Cyrus Genier repaint downtown’s controversial Community mural at the Phoenix. Coté’s mural prowess can also be seen at Khowhemun School.

Music mixes with grapes South-Cowichan’s Amuse Bistro presents free Music on the Vineyard this summer, with a wide variety of artists taking part. Performers include: Wayne Kozak Trio, July 14, 1 to 4 p.m.; Scotty Hills, July 21, 1 to 4 p.m.; Aug. 4, Wayne Kozak Trio, Aug. 4, 1 to 4 p.m.

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he stereotypic rock worker is a muscle-bound guy with huge arms, overalls and a sledgehammer. Michele Heath busts that image. The scholarly, retired plant pathologist paces pensively around her Cherry Point home-studio — among 17 on this weekend’s Visions tour — moving from sliced rock to her work bench, where she creates silver settings for stunning stonework jewelry. “I generally make the setting around the stone — the stone has to speak to me,” the British native says. “Sometimes it sits on my bench for months before a design comes into my head that fits it. “I work in silver, and it works really well with just about any colour of stone; it’s a really forgiving metal. “Even if you make a mistake you can rectify it, or melt the silver down and start again.” Fruits of her fingerwork are seen in innumerable bracelets, rings, earrings, and pendants she’s made during the past three decades. Heath, 67, enjoys cultivating clients she hopes form special bonds to her pieces they wear. That’s why Visions studio tours — the fifth at her work space with a spectacular Sansum Narrows view — mean so much to Heath, who’s hosting landscape painter Naomi McLean. “I don’t put my work in galleries because I like talking to people,” Heath said. “Visions is a good opportunity to show them my work, and explain why I chose the stones and the designs. “Every piece is one of a kind; my work is very stone oriented,” she explains. “I use lots of local stone, stone from other places in B.C., and from throughout the world. “My favourite is probably rhodonite from the island.” Proof is in the pretty pink pendant decorating Heath’s neck. “My husband (Brent) and I have been rock hounds for years, and we also go to rock shows.

“I buy chunks of rock, cut them up and use them in my jewelry.” However, she doesn’t mine her 925-rated sterling silver. “It’s bought as sheets and wire from the smelters’. The main one in Canada is in Ontario. “I really consider myself an art jeweler. It’s more of a work of art than simply jewelry,” she states. The Bournemouth-born artist made her first piece in Georgia in about ‘69. “It was a little pin with a little piece of amatheist we’d found. I’ve always been hooked on rocks. “When we came to North America, we found a rock-hounding hobby here — once you start collecting and polishing rock, you need to put them into settings, and that’s how I got into silver.” Perhaps her most rare and unique stone is a chip of a meteorite Heath found in a gemand-mineral show. “It landed in Namibia, and was sliced up — many people have used it in jewelry,” she said of the pendant she crafted. Commissions are part of Heath’s handiwork. “People bring me stones they find, or have special meaning, and I make a setting. “The fun thing is taking a very uninteresting rock, slicing it, and finding something interesting inside. “I once sliced a rock from near French Beach, and at the last polishing stage the image looked like a perfect dragonfly,” she said, citing her favoruite colour as “the greenishblue you find in some stones from Arizona.” Fossils also factor into her jewelry. “I recently sold a pendant with an ammonite stone in it from Alberta. “There’s also some really nice, fossilized Madagascar coral that takes a good polish.” Diamonds aren’t Heath’s best friend. “I don’t think diamonds are even on my list of stones I like.” “The nice thing about cutting opaque stones is you usually cut them because of the pattern and colour, so every stone is unique — but if you’ve seen one diamond, you’ve seen them all.” Heath — a fan of jeweler Michale Boyd’s work — remembered big, pink rhodochrosite crystals she’d seen at a Tuscon show. “There are some wonderful minerals com-

ing from China — the Chinese have realized there’s a big market for them right now.” Some stones are hands off. “Some are fairly toxic to work with: there are lead minerals or arsenic-containing minerals.” Polished products, not poisons, are her passion. “I’ve only started selling seriously since retiring,” the former University of Toronto instructor said, noting, “Many fossilized plants aren’t preserved well enough to stand up to putting in jewelry.” Heath will put several dozen pieces on display during Visions beside McLean’s colourful scenes. “As my work is 3-D, and on Peter W. Rusland, Visions artists horizontal surface, Jewelry artist Michele Heath with silver pendant containing intricate rhodonite piece cut it’s nice having a and polished from the rough stone she’s holding. Below a Heath ring; works by other Viguest artist where sions Studio Tour artists Sue Coleman (right to left), Terry Harrison, and Carol Borrett. her work’s more vertical.” Heath saw Visions’ ever-changing work as the lure of the tour. “There’s always something new to see every year, no matter whose venue you go to.”

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DEATHS QUESNEL, Olive (nee Still) passed away peacefully on June 23, 2013 at the Oak Bay Lodge in Victoria. Survived by her loving family; daughters, Barbara Mayhew, Darlene Robinson, Teresa McArthur, Susan Quesnel and Sharon Rethmeier; two sons, Harold and Mike Quesnel, 13 grandchildren and 10 great grandchildren, and one brother, Gordon Still.

Service of remembrance will be held at the Sands Funeral Chapel, 197 Trunk Road, Duncan, BC on Saturday, July 6, 2013 from 1 to 3 pm. Reception to follow the service. Donations in lieu of flowers may be made to the Altzeimer’s Society of BC, Suite 300-828 West 9th Avenue, Vancouver, BC V5Z 1E2.


DEATHS PARKER, Therese Angela Marie (nee Girard) June 12 1935 – June 28 2013

It is with great sadness we announce the passing of Therese on the morning of June 28 at Cowichan District Hospital. Born to Sylvia and Emile Girard in France she is predeceased by her parents, her beloved son Brian and her brother John Girard. Therese is survived by her sisters Charlotte Girard, Marie Weicker and brothers Joe (Mic) and Peter (Kathy). She will be lovingly remembered by her son John Parker and his children Vincent, Sean and Alicia; son Dave (Barb) Parker and their children Jennifer, Melissa; son Rick, daughter Joan (Doug) Bennie and their children Heather (Al) Leah (Matt) and Ian, son Stephen (Josephine) Parker and his son Adib; daughter Margaret Parker and her daughter Maiya; daughter Elaine (Sean) Hutchinson and their children Colin and Liam, also 3 great-grandchildren. Therese moved to Canada at an early age living in the Cedar area until moving to Duncan when she met and married Robert Parker and raised their family in the Cowichan Valley. The family would like to extend grateful thanks to the staff at Cerwydden for their years of loving care with special thanks to the 3rd floor nurses at Cowichan District Hospital. A Funeral Mass will be held at St Edwards Church, 2085 Maple Bay Road on Saturday 6th 2013 at 11am. In lieu of flowers donations may be made to the Cancer Society or Diabetes Association. Online condolences may be offered at SANDS of DUNCAN 250-746-5212

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Marlene Hughes 1938-2010 I am at peace in the fields of the Lord I run and I don’t grow weary I walk and I do not faint There is no pain, no limitation, no weeping or sorrow. I leave you to be the keeper of tears For I have left the forest for the fields. But shed no tear for me, neither sorrow for my passing. For I frolic with angels and thrill to the sound of the voice of God. I tremble with great joy as His Majesty enfolds me and I walk barefoot in the Fragrance of His garden. His song uplifts me and I soar with eagles. If tears must be shed, then shed them for those who say there is no God. Shed them for those who sorrow without reprieve, but not for me. I am alive in promise; my hope satisfied, my redemption complete. Remember if you will, not as I was but as I am. Alive in the presence of my God. At peace in the fields of the Lord. By Gibb Forster Three years since you left us but it still seems like yesterday. We love and miss you beyond words and you will forever be in our hearts as the greatest wife, mother and sister. Don, Hilda, Debbie, Bobbie and Randy

Save the Bread Van!

Did you know that the Cowichan Food Connection, which operates the Bread Van, relies on public donations to FUEL the Van? Our fuel bill alone is over $2000/month and many months we do not have the necessary funds & the bills are piling up. Every week we deliver in upwards of 3000 loaves of bread and baked goods throughout the Cowichan Valley. It is all donated to people who would otherwise go hungry (schools, Food Banks, Seniors Centres, & many more). Go to http:// to find out how you can help or contact the secretary, Kim Sayer at 250-856-0046 for more information.

“DigniďŹ ed access to food for allâ€?


NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that creditors and others having claims against the estate of the above-named deceased are hereby required to send the particulars thereof to the undersigned Executor, at 3264 Sherburn Road, Cobble Hill, BC, V0R1L6 on or before the 24th day of July, 2013, after which date the estate’s assets will be distributed, having regard only to the claims that have been received. Mike Cook, Executor By its Solicitors, Ridgeway and Company






Birth Announcements

As proud parents, you are entitled to one FREE classiďŹ ed ad in The Cowichan News Leader to announce your baby’s arrival! (Photos may be added for $15.00 plus tax) Please visit our ofďŹ ce for a birth announcement form. OfďŹ ce Hours: Monday to Friday 8:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Unit 2 5380 Trans Canada Hwy, B.C. V9L 6W4 Telephone 746-4471, Fax 746-8529 ofďŹ

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FOUND: CAT, white female, on Boundary Rd. If she could be yours call 250-749-4040.

ALL CASH Drink & Snack Vending Business Route. Complete Training. Small Investment required. 1-888-979VEND(8363).

LEGALS WAREHOUSEMAN’S Lien Act Notice is given to the following persons, under the Warehouseman’s Lien Act, that the goods placed by yourself will be disposed of July 12, 2013, at SNAP Self Storage 2840 Roberts Road Duncan BC: #11 Hill, Gary $2076.86 # 151 Mooney, Jennifer $1284.96 #139 Knudsen, James $1827.80

#111 Ruttan, Tricia $2132.40 # 57 McCallum, Jasmine $2687.70 # 15 Johnson, Shaun $386.47 # 51-4 Aleck, Chamaine $3395.99 # 78 Ballentyne, Matthew $700.28 #84-4 Hart, Tracy $707.40

LOST AND FOUND FOUND: CAT, female Himalayan, near Lk. Park Estates. Yours? call 250-749-4040

FOUND: Walkie-Talkie or two-way radio. Found in the bushes near the TD bank. Please call 250-746-4471 or come in to identify at the News Leader Pictorial office, #2-5380 TCH, between Buckerfield’s & The Brick.


LOST: CAT, young male, black and very shy. From Topaz Park area. Please check yards and sheds. Call if found (250)381-6009. LOST: Woman’s Bulova Gold Watch w/ sapphires on it. Last seen around June 19ish in Mill Bay Rusticana coffee shop parking lot. (250)743-3550 The News Leader Pictorial office is holding several sets of “found” keys”, since March 2003. Stop into the office and see if any belong to you. #2-5380 Trans Canada Hwy, Duncan, next to Buckerfields



FOODSAFE AT Island Savings Centre, July 27th & August 24th courses 8:30-4:30 $65. 250746-4154



COUNSELLOR - North Island Survivors’ Healing Society, Campbell River, professional trauma & abuse counselling, 14hr/wk contract with expansion and renewal potential, apply through SURVEY ASSISTANT MCELHANNEY seeks P/T Survey Assistant for our Duncan branch. 1-2 yrs exp in surveying, able to work outside, flex with travel. Info/apply at DRIVERS/COURIER/ TRUCKING

Job Description

LABORERS / CARPENTERS / CONCRETE FINISHERS / RODBUSTERS -Required ImmediatelyPosition Summary: Perform a wide range of duties within the plant including, but not limited to: setting up formwork, installing reinforcing, strip and clean concrete formwork, placing concrete, vibrating concrete, finishing concrete, and detailing concrete while maintaining good housekeeping and safety regulations on the shop floor. Job Requirements Qualifications (Education/Experience) and Required Skills: • Be able to work shiftwork and overtime when needed

DUNCAN TAXI Ltd. hiring for part-time and full-time night drivers. Must have class 4. Please fax resume and drivers abstract to 250-746-4987.

EDUCATION/TRADE SCHOOLS TRAIN TO be an Apartment/Condominium Manager at home! We have jobs across Canada. Thousands of graduates working. 32 years of success! Government certified. or 1-800-6658339, 604-681-5456.




Registered Care Aides

PIONEER HOUSE now hiring FT Line cook; experience an asset. Apply with resume to Mark or Matt, 4675 TC Hwy, Duncan, BC. or by email:

HUGGABLE Hounds pet grooming service. For appointment call 250-715-1084 We offer pickup and drop off in the Duncan area

CLASS 1 Driver, designated route, Vancouver to Southern California, refer route. Avail now. Contact Zac at (604)5969951 or Mel (530)339-0342. EXPANDING PIPELINE Company in Central Alberta requires Class 1 Winch Truck Operators and Heavy Equipment Technicians experienced in truck, trailer and off road equipment repair. Fax resume to: 403-507-2766. Attention: Phil Dunn. GUARANTEED JOB placement: General Laborers and Tradesmen for oil and gas industry. Call 24hr free recorded message for information: 1800-972-0209


Recruiting at Cerwydden Care Centre, Duncan BC We have open lines and casual work available now. Job Qualifications: Must be registered with the BC CARE AIDE REGISTRY and have a registration # to be considered. You must be able to work variable shifts, including weekends, have WHMIS, TB test and provide Physician’s Clearance note. Successful candidates will undergo a Criminal Record Clearance. To apply: Visit our website www.advocarehealthservices .com or fax 250-597-2894 EXPERIENCED Grapple Yarder Operator and Loader Operator Full time - 10 mths/yr Competitive rates. Email or fax resume 604-485-6380 EXPERIENCED PARTS Person required for a progressive auto/industrial supplier. Hired applicant will receive top wages, full benefits and RRSP bonuses plus moving allowances. Our 26,000 sq.ft store is located 2.5 hours N.E. of Edmonton, Alberta. See our community at: Send resume to: Sapphire Auto, Box 306, Lac La Biche, AB, T0A 2C0. Email: EXPERIENCED STREET Sweeper Operator wanted for Duncan & Nanaimo areas. Fax resume to 1(250)655-4895. LEMARE LAKE LOGGING is looking for a Payroll Clerk to join our dynamic and fast paced team. The successful candidate will be exposed to all aspects of payroll processing. To be considered for this position you must have strong organization and time management skills, good attention to detail, excellent written and verbal communication, be proficient with MS Office and possess some basic accounting knowledge. Previous payroll experience is an asset. Fax resume to 250-956-4888 or email Closing date: July 11, 2013.

We currently have a career opportunity for a FULL TIME PHARMACY MANAGER in PORT ALBERNI, BC

• Ability to follow company production, quality, and safety procedures.

If you are a pharmacist who is licensed to practice in British Columbia and looking to provide patient-focused care within a strong team environment, then this opportunity may be for you.

• Ability to understand and apply basic mathematical skills. • Some heavy lifting required up to approximately 50 lbs.

If you would like to pursue this opportunity further, please send a cover letter and resumé by e-mail or fax to the address below:

• Have a driver’s license with reliable transportation • Forklift and Safety/First Aid tickets will be considered an asset.

Christine Lee, BSc. Pharm. Pharmacy Recruiter Canada Safeway Limited Tel: (604) 304-2632; Fax: (604) 322-2508 Email:

We offer competitive pay and benefit packages based on performance and responsibility. Drop off a resume in person to: 3721 Drinkwater Road, Duncan, B.C. -or – Fax resume to: 250-746-8011




FUEL/FIREWOOD SEASONED firewood, 1 cord split and delivered. $200/cord. Phone 250-701-1964. SEASONED FIREWOOD Vancouver Island’s largest firewood producer offers firewood legally obtained during forest restoration, large cords. Help restore your forest, 1-877-902-WOOD.

FURNITURE MILL BAY: 2 seat sofa, $50. Wood TV/Entertainment table, $75. 3 yr old maple dinning table, 4 chairs, paid $1100 asking $400. Glass shower doors, paid $500 asking $100. Call 250-743-5113.

Well Established and growing custom cabinet and millwork company in Cowichan Valley seeking experienced spray finisher and cabinet maker. Must have a keen eye for detail. Contact Bill 250-709-2016 or Cell 250-709-5240

INCOME OPPORTUNITY NOW HIRING! Earn extra cash - Simple work. P/T-F/T. Can be done from home. Acceptance guaranteed. No experience required, all welcome!

TRADES, TECHNICAL DUNCAN based logging contractor requires Heavy Duty Mechanic. Work is Full-Time, year round with Union rates and benefits. Please send resume to or fax to 250-597-2554.


aka: The Bread Van is in need of volunteers for delivery driver(s) for bread runs to Nanaimo and back. The only remuneration to be paid is a feeling of good karma, free bread and a sense of helping those less fortunate then yourselves. Requirements for the driver are: a good driving record and a great attitude! Please email resume to:


Got GOLD? Don’t SELL it. Use it for a collateral loan instead! Plus our usual great deals on items like Video Game Systems, Laptops, Guitars, Stereos, Cell Phones, Jewelry, Digital Cameras, Digital Scales, BluRays, Cordless Drills, Socket Sets, Sanders, Pressure Washers, Drum Kits, Surround Systems, Vintage Audio and much more!!! Many more deals in store! 430 Whistler. 250-746-9810. H.O. SCALE Engines 4-6-2 CNR and a diesel (new), both pullman green, and CN cars w/slanted logos. 250-758-5073 KILL BED Bugs & Their Eggs! Buy a Harris Bed Bug Kit, Complete Room Treatment Solution. Odorless, Non-Staining. Available online (NOT IN STORES). L-SHAPED jewelers show case, 6’ x 6’ x 23”d x 45”h. Complete with locks, drawers & shelving. $195. obo. ALSO Inglis washer (super capacity plus) & Inglis dryer, excellent working order, $100 each or $175/pair, firm. (250)246-4409


MAINTENANCE/LOADER OPERATOR NEEDED This is a fulltime, permanent position starting immediately at our plant in Princeton, BC. Minimum of 10 years maintenance experience required on a variety of production and mobile equipment. Experience in a post mill, or small to medium size sawmill preferred. Must be able to handle a variety of tasks, work well with minimum supervision and be part of the team. Please submit resumes by fax 250295-7912 or email


Guided online learning, instructor-led, in a highly supported environment

Over 92% of our grads are employed in their field of study within 6 months of graduation.

Requires a retired or semiretired business person to assist with fund raising and overall management duties of this worthwhile charity. This individual should have some business background and preferably experience with grants and/or fundraising. This is a part time volunteer position with opportunity for compensation based on performance. Please contact Bill Macadam c/o Cowichan News Leader Pictorial at 250-856-0048 or email:


to apply for this worthwhile cause.

Psychiatric Nursing (online): This 23 month program is accredited by the College of Registered Psychiatric Nurses of BC (CRPNBC). Entry-level earnings start at $30.79/hour to $40.42/hour. Special Education Assistant (online): In only 9 months you could be earning $17 - $25.99/hour. You will receive training and certification from the Provincial Outreach Program for Autism and Related Disorders (POPARD). Therapeutic Recreation – Gerontology (online): Support and promote optimal health for seniors by planning, implementing and evaluation therapeutic recreation services. Earn up to $23.50/hour. Government student loans & funding (ELMS/WCB) & other financing options available to qualified applicants.

Toll Free: 1-866-580-2772


We offer a Full Compensation and Benefits Package. We are a company committed to both pharmaceutical care and customer care.

• Good attendance and positive attitude is a must


CANCEL YOUR Timeshare. No risk program. Stop mortgage and maintenance payments today. 100% money back guarantee. Free consultation. Call us now. We can help! 1-888-356-5248.


• Use of hand power tools, tape measure, level, etc required.


An Alberta Oilfield Company is hiring dozer and excavator operators, Lodging and meals provided. Drug testing required. Call (780)723-5051 Edson,Alta.

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• Ability to read and interpret project drawings will be considered an asset.

HELP WANTED CanScribe Education

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

PETS BOARDING AVAILABLE, 2 horse stall barn, paddocks, large pasture field, area to store trailer, self care. Cow. Bay. 250-748-0109



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CENTRAL DUNCAN: Lovely 2 bdrm suite in seniors oriented building, heat included. NS/NP, $825. Please call Art at 250-746-7241.

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

COBBLE HILL. 3-bdrm, 3 bath, fenced yard, dbl garage. Pets considered. Avail Aug. 1st. $1500./mo (778)352-1618

DOWNTOWN DUNCAN 2500 sq.ft. 6 separate offices, reception, conference area & kitchen, 2nd floor, AC, lots of windows. 604-820-8929.

DUNCAN, office/retail, downtown 950 sq.ft. ground floor, completely reno’d. Reception area, 3 offices. Avail now. 604820-8929

CENTRAL LOCATION, Bach, 1, 2 & 3 bdrms, balcony, F/S, heat & hot water(1 bld only), parking, pet considered, $550$950/mo. Call 250-748-7764.


STEEL BUILDINGS/ Metal buildings 60% off! 20x28, 30x40, 40x62, 45x90, 50x120, 60x150, 80x100 sell for balance owed! Call 1-800-4572206.

MISCELLANEOUS WANTED $$ MILITARIA BUYER! Swords, muskets, daggers, bayonets, badges, medals, etc. Buying gold, silver, coins, jewelry, scrap gold, antique pocket watches & wrist watches, anything whaling, Star Whaling Co., anything to do with dolphins, old diving gear, marine paintings, old ship builders models. Buying all items of interest. Absolutely highest prices paid, bring what you have to OK Tire, Duncan, 10:30 am - 4pm.

CHEMAINUS: $600/mo: 1 bdrm apt. with patio; NS/NP; Available July or August 1; 250-416-0616 or 250-2460479 DUNCAN: 3226 Cow Lk Rd, 2bed, 1 bath condo, quiet bldg, 5 appl, close to town, schools, bus, hospital (10 min walk), NS/NP, refs, avail immed, $800 plus deposit. 250-748-4964 LAKE COWICHAN- Bright, clean 1 bdrm, updated, new bamboo flrs, w/closet, near town, in-suite laundry, DW, balcony w/mntn view. NS/NP. Refs req’d. $650/mo + hydro. Avail now. 250. 882. 3149.

MUSICAL INSTRUMENTS BASS FIDDLE- solid wood, Ukulele and nice violins. Please call (250)701-2035.

MUST VIEW Mountain View


Terrace Estates


3420 Auchinachie Road ----------------------------------

2-BEDROOM CONDO ground floor in desirable Saanichton. Open concept, electric fireplace, custom kitchen. Carpets & laminate. Ensuite laundry, small pet ok. Low strata fee. Great starter, $235,000. By appointment 1-250-652-1218

Spacious 1 and 2 BDRM Suites, modern, new ooring. Sweet move-in deals available. Ask us! Free heat & hot water.


Resident managers on site

CALL NOW 250-748-3321


PARKLAND PLACE 620 Dobson Road 250-748-0496 (Art) 250-748-1978 (Sylvia) 55 + PARK, 2 Bedroom, 1 bath, deck, carport, small shop, metal storage, propane heat, new metal roof, 5 appl, $18,000. (250) 597-3319

BEST DEAL in Lake Cowichan! 1100sq ft Rancher, 2 bdrms possible 3rd, carport, borders creek. Bright, clean, well built w/recent upgrades. $179,000. Call 250-749-6629 or 250-510-6877.

FRENCH CREEK CHARMER 3 bdrm/2 ba on .23 acre. Many updates. Warm, welcoming & move in ready. $337,900. By appt. 250-752-4741.

LADYSMITH HARBOUR view 3bdrm w/basement workshop, on 6.5 treed acres, zoned R1. $453,000 obo. Call to view. (250)245-8950


FREE heat, hot water, parking. Low hydro. Walking distance to: shopping, restaurants, Malaspina College, pubs, Chances Casino. Quiet building with video security. Adjacent to 27 acres of parkland including playing fields, walking trails, swimming holes and fishing. Small pets considered close to a leash free park.


Resident managers on site


2 BDRM house, $725, F/S, W/D, fenced lrg yard, storage shed, N/P, N/S Call (250) 7486614 9:30 am - 4:00 pm, Tues-Fri. 3-BDRM, 2 BATH. $1150. Great location in Chemainus. Huge yard, pet friendly. July 15 or Aug. 1. See Craigslist for details. 1(604)786-1600 or AVAILABLE Wharncliffe Rd Clean & well maintained 3 bdrm, 1.5 bath, back patio, five unit complex. FS/WD, fenced small garden. 1 yr lease $1200 + some util. Pet considered. Call 250-701-7217. BRAND NEW Carriage house 1000 sq ft, new appls, wood & tile floors, deck. $975./mo. NP/NS. (250)210-2714. COBBLE HILL, 2 Bdrm, wood/elec heat, F/S, W/D hookup, clean, quiet area. N/S, N/P. Avail now. $900/mo. Ref. (250) 743-0650

--------1000 sq’ - 7000 sq’ Store front with excellent exposure, overhead doors, ample parking, available now. --------Please call (250)748-9622 to view

FOR Sale Excellent Condition. 2007 Single wide modular home, 14X70. Home must be moved. One bdrm/den or 2nd bdrm, two bathrms, living rm, kitchen, dinette, lndry rm, vaulted ceilings, 2 sky lits, hdwd flrs. Pellet stove/elec ht. Covered dk & skylits. Ph-250246-8689

OTHER AREAS LARGE Log House +84 acr, Sussex NB, $199,000. 506-653-1374

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

DUPLEXES/4PLEXES 2 BDRM, 4 appl, NS, NP, Close to Hwy 18, Avail now, $650 + utilities. Reference required. 250-507-5577 DUNCAN: GROUND level 2 bdrm in 4-Plex near Hospital, recent reno’d, F/S, W/D, fenced yard, N/P, $900/mo incls utils, avail now. Call (250)732-0501. (Ref’s req’d).

DUNCAN- SMALL 3 bdrm Rancher near Mt. Prevost, 4 appls, pets considered, N/S. Refs. Aug 1. $950. Call 250246-4677 or (250)732-0808. WELCOME TO a cozy 1-bdrm park model modular, situated in Cobble Hill. Open floor plan with hardwood flooring throughout kitchen & living room. Very economical home. $850./mo + utils. (250)7439623.



Spots available at great rates. Daily, weekly, monthly. Pool, Hot tub, exercise room, laundry, putting green, hiking, fishing. Free coffee in one of the best clubhouses on the island. Nanaimo area. 250-754-1975 or

OFFICE/RETAIL WANT TO GET NOTICED? Prime retail/office space for rent in highly visible historical building on corner of First and Roberts in Ladysmith. 1687 sq. ft. 2 bathrooms, small kitchen, new flooring, A/C. Available Now. Call 250-245-2277





GARAGE SALES * Great bargains

Sat. July 6th, 8am-2pm


* All local, in COWICHAN!

to Front, Rose, Caswell, Josephine, Jonas and Sequoia Way. Down sizing and moving; Tent trailer, tools, household and estate items.

DUNCAN: 17 - 5315 Miller Road (Eagle Heights Estate) Garage Sale - Sat. & Sun. July 6 & 7 - 9 to 2.

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M O N E Y P R OV I D E R . C O M . $500 Loan and +. No Credit Refused. Fast, Easy, 100% Secure. 1-877-776-1660.

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

Inground sprinkler repairs, relocations, new installations (250)701-8319


PETTER’S YARD Care. 25 yrs exp. Total yard care, pressure washing. Call 250-748-9775.

3251 Cowichan Lake Rd.


DUNCAN- (close to town) 4 bdrm home on Jaynes Rd, 2 full bath, 1 ensuite, W/D hookup. Pet considered. $1250+ utils. Avail July 1. Call (250)748-8227 or 250-7092581.

Service Directory HAIRSTYLISTS


1 bdrm bright & spacious, newly renovated. Available now! Free heat & hot water.




Terrace Estates

3420 Auchinachie Road ----------------------------------

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

COZY COTTAGE on 2.14 acres a stone’s throw from the ocean. This 800sqft, 2 bedroom home was completely renovated in 2007 with new electric, plumbing, bathroom, kitchen, roof, etc. It is close to schools, a corner store, and neighbourhood pub and is only 5 kms to downtown Courtenay. The property is zoned for 2 dwellings so you could live in the cottage while building your dream home and after rent out the cottage for extra revenue. Gardener’s paradise with several heritage fruit trees, berries, grape vines and beautiful roses. The Royston area received a grant this year to put in sewer. (778)428-1159.

FOR SALE by owner- Beach Drive Chemainus- Creekside 1100 sq ft main, open plan kitchen/dining. Oak floors, living room, 2 bdrms up, 2 down 1.5 baths. Finished basement, detached dbl garage. Walk to schools, beach & park. Shopping close by. $304,900. Call 250-246-9370 after 6 PM.

MUST VIEW Mountain View

DUNCAN: 3 Bdrm, lrg lot, 5 appl, fenced backyard, near schools, & shopping malls, NS/NP, July 1, $1150. 250597-1402 Cell: 250-715-8901

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Need CA$H Today? Own A Vehicle?

Borrow Up To $25,000

No Credit Checks!

Cash same day, local office. 1-800-514-9399

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

Trustworthy & quick. I install light fixtures, flooring, wiring & plumbing. Fix & repair. $30/hr Refs. Ph Reed 250-710-3403c



CRIMINAL RECORD? Don’t let it block employment, travel, education, professional, certification, adoption property rental opportunities. For peace of mind & a free consultation call 1-800-347-2540.

Delivery Guy

CARPENTRY RETIRED CARPENTER wants to do small jobs and installations in your home. Call Jack 250-709-9965

CLEANING SERVICES CHEMAINUS Town Laundry; coin laundromat, drop off service, repairs and alterations. 9870 Croft St., in Old Town Chemainus, (250)246-1444

DRYWALL Instalwall Instalations Steel stud framing, drywall, taping and t-bar ceilings. (250) 885-8883

HANDYPERSONS HANDYMAN FOR HIRE Plumbing, Painting, Welding, HW Heating. 250-748-7727

Hauling & Moving

(250) 597-8335 Lowest Price Guarantee HAULING/JUNK REMOVAL MOVING JOBS WELCOME DELIVERIES GARBAGE Can Dan Junk Hauling & Free Scrap Metal Removal Over 250kg Get it GONE 250-710-GONE (4663)

HOME IMPROVEMENTS NO JOB too small. Multi unit to Home Renos. Free Est’s. Call Green Bird Development. (250)661-1911.


* Gutters * Windows * Siding * Moss Removal * Pressure washing Mill Bay/Duncan 250-743-3306 Chemainus/Ladysmith 250-324-3343



* Stone Retaining Walls * Landscape Design

(250) 701-8319


PAT THE PAINTER No Job Too Small 25 years experience Seniors discount

Call 250-246-0248 PLUMBING

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

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



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DUNCAN- as new 1 bdrm, private ent, on acreage Stamps Rd. F/S, W/D, heat, hydro, A/C incl. Suit one single mature person. N/S, no parties. Cat ok. $700. 250-746-5228 or 250-709-2466. DUNCAN: Available August 1st. Two bdrm carriage house, like new. Large deck, heat pump (AC) $900 + Nat. Gas, Hydro is included in rent. Blocks away from CDH, on bus route. N/S, pet considered. References required. (250) 701-7731



Licensed private long term care for seniors, private room with bathroom available. 24hr care. Call Lori, (250)746-9641. SUITES, LOWER 1 BDRM furnished suite, phone, internet, W/D, utilities included. Avail. July 1st. $750/m. (250) 709-1967 2 BDRM bsmt suite. F/S, blinds, W/D hookup. N/P. $750 250-748-4383; 709-8880 CHEMAINUS: BACHELOR, kitchenette, W/D. Private bathroom & entrance. Walk to town. $600 utils incld. Avail now. Call (250)246-1546.

LAKE COWICHAN: Upper suite, avail. Aug 1, 3 bdrms, 1 1/2 bath, F/S, W/D, fp, lrg deck & backyard. Walking distance to town centre. Dead end street close to river. Very large, approx. 1300 sq ft. Ref. req, pet considered. N/S, no partiers. $850/m + $100 hydro. (250) 701-7731

TOWNHOUSES CRYSTAL CREEK Townhome. Avail July 15, 3 bdrm, 2 bath, W/D, F/S, D/W, $950/m + util’s. Meicor Realty. 250709-2646

2009 AVEO LT 5 door, 4 spd auto, as new. 47,000 km. Baljet sold & serviced. Olympic edition. 15” wheels, new. 6 spkr sound, sat radio, sunroof, power tilt steering, Best offer on $8900. 250-746-7932

1980 QUALITY 22’ Motor Home only 75,284 km. Fully equipped for travel or as a permanent home in a RV site for only $400 monthly for all services. See on Day Rd. north end Duncan. $5000 (250) 732-4585

LK COW. 2-bdrm townhouse. $600/mo. NS/NP. Avail immediately. (250)886-2720.

A1 AUTO Loans. Good, bad or no credit - no problem. We help with rebuilding credit and also offer a first time buyer program. Call 1-855-957-7755.

1990 JAYCO Truck Camper for small truck. 7 ft long, pop up top. New fridge, stove, propane tank & battery. $1000 call: (250) 748-5804

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Members of the national men’s field hockey team were in town June 22 to run a special clinic for junior players at the Cowichan Sportsplex. It was a great opportunity for the juniors to learn from the nation’s best players in a fun environment, with an emphasis on skill development.


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Sizzling tennis players match the hot weather Wednesday, July 3, 2013

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Grass Court Classic: Many No. 1 seeds emerge victorious Don Bodger

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arm and dry weather arrived just in time for the South Cowichan Lawn Tennis Club’s Grass Court Classic that concluded on Canada Day. With the way the rain was coming down on the days leading up to the event, organizers were casting a wary eye toward the skies and the forecast. Any moisture at all leaves the grass courts unsafe for play. Luckily, it worked out. “Long range, it looked good,’’ said tournament director Lynne Cowan. “We prayed to the sun gods a lot. “Tennis B.C. told us about a really great website they swear by.’’ brought the encouraging words tournament officials were seeking and, sure enough, skies cleared and the grass dried for the beginning of play and conditions were ideal throughout the weekend. A total of 108 players took part in the event, including some newcomers. “We’ve got some new Americans,’’ said Cowan. “It’s always nice. “We know we get the Americans in July for the week-long tournament.’’ The courts were in tip-top shape for the event. And a new liner made the courts more defined. “The new liner it’s fabulous,’’ said Cowan. “It’s really professional looking.’’ Many of the top seeds did well in the various events. Following are the results of category finals: Men’s 35 Singles — Geoff Bourne over James Pretorius 4-6, 6-1, 6-3.

Men’s 35 Doubles —David Fairbotham and Tim Hopper over Dan Cardinall and Ranjan Mcarthur 6-3, 6-2. Men’s 45 Singles — Tim Hopper over Shawn Lusignan 6-1, 6-4. Women’s 45 Singles — Karen Clarke over Jill Dann 7-6, 6-3. Women’s 45 Doubles — Kim Rogers and Margaret Shepp over Holly Calvin and Debbie Harrit 6-7, 6-4, 7-5. Mixed 45 Doubles — Dan Cardinall and Karen Clarke over Steve Perks and Amanda Heffelfinger 6-4, 7-5. Men’s 55 Singles — Ranjan Mcarthur over Al Folster 6-4, 7-5. Men’s 55 Doubles — Allan Lawry and Paul Shellard over Bill Majercsik and Alan Osborne 7-5, 6-4. Women’s 55 Doubles — Sheila Anning and Glenys Wall over Mary Martin and Liese Ritchie 6-4, 6-1. Mixed 55 Doubles — Roger Skillings and Barbara Skillings over Al Folster and Donna Folster 7-6, 5-7, 6-3. Men’s 60 Singles — Ken Babcock over William Bradley 6-0, 6-0. Women’s 60 Singles — Jean Martin over Paddy Mann 6-4, 6-2. Women’s 60 Doubles — Jean Martin and Glenys Wall over Sheila Anning and Lynne Cowan 7-6, 4-6, 6-3. Men’s 65 Singles — Conrad Bielicki over Charles Ayers 6-7, 6-4, 6-2. Women’s 65 Singles — Jandi Fraser won in a round robin. Men’s 65 Doubles — John Calveley and John Fraser over Allan Gale and Gordon Verge 6-2, 6-4. Mixed 65 Doubles — John Calveley and Jandi Fraser over Don Axtell and Glayne Axtell 6-3, 6-1. Men’s 70 Singles — Don Axtell over John Fraser 6-2, 7-6.

Mustangs bide their time

Summer ball: Bantam AA squad starts exhibitions slowly, but hopes to gain momentum before the zone playoffs Don Bodger

Don Bodger

Emotions in motion are captured during South Cowichan Lawn Tennis Club Grass Court Classic action. Above, Al Folster of Campbell River eyes where his return is headed. Below left, Karen Clarke reaches high on a serve. Below right, Art Hobbs chases down the ball on the backhand during a semifinal men’s 55 singles match against Folster.

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he build-up to the zone championships in Duncan at the end of the month has started for the Cowichan Valley Mustangs Bantam AA baseball team. It’s been a bit of a slow start, but manager John West isn’t too concerned. The switchover to summer ball for the team has yet to bring out the full lineup for a variety of reasons. “They’ll do fine,’’ said West. Two key players were unavailable for duty in exhibition games that coincided with the final day of the Duncan Junior Baseball Association’s regular season and the Mustangs lost both by nine runs to Tsawwassen. Don Bodger “Those two games, our two top players are out right now injured,’’ said Special delivery is made to home plate by pitcher Kale Eddy during Cowichan Valley Mustangs’ Bantam West. “They’ll be back playing in a week AA baseball exhibition against Tsawwassen. and that’ll help us.’’ The Mustangs went on to drop a pair About half the team is made up of of exhibitions against Victoria on back- Duncan players, with a couple from to-back nights. Lake Cowichan and Chemainus and The Mustangs went with the bare one each from Salt Spring Island and minimum of nine players in a couple of Ladysmith. The zone playdowns in the games. Duncan will be July 27 and 28.

Tiara Walker Tiara Walker doesn’t miss a Vimy Western Riding Club show for anything. “I missed one because we were in Vancouver,’’ she said. “Other than that, I’ve been faithful.’’ That’s saying something, going back to the time she started in the club at age 12. Walker turns 18 on Saturday. Not even graduation activities from Cedar Community Secondary School on the same weekend could keep her from being at Gibbins Road for the club’s latest show Sunday. Walker’s had other horses but has teamed up with Paid With Cash since purchasing him going on three years. “You really need to have a connection with the horse because, if you don’t bond with them, then it’s kind of difficult for you guys to be on the same level,’’ she said. Games events at the Vimy shows can be a bit of an adventure for Walker. “I have to be careful because my horse isn’t the best and gets excited,’’ she said. “I’ve had a good fall off here a little while back so I’m definitely more cautious.’’ Riding remains in Walker’s long-term plans. “But I probably will have to take a break at some point,’’ she said. “I definitely want to do it for as long as I can now and when I’m older.’’



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Fair play a big part of thunder’s winning formula The Cowichan Thunder Midget C2 lacrosse team combined great sportsmanship with ability in the Matt Underwood tournament at the Panorama Recreation Centre. The team, coached by Eric Johnson and Tyler Veuger, won the silver medal in the Midget C division but also took home the Fair Play Award for the fewest penalty minutes.

Wyatt Gibb was named tournament MVP for the division for having the most points and fewest penalties. MVPs for preliminary games were: Theron Keel, Clayton Vickers and Liam Kennedy. “The team showed a lot of heart and should be extremely proud of themselves,’’ noted coach Johnson.

Renfrew sets Cowichan course record with a 61

Cowichan Open: Hot scores recorded during a hot weekend

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Versatility is the name of the game for Kevin James of Cowichan, as he tees off on the first hole at the Discovery Honda Cowichan Open Sunday. James is better known for his long senior soccer career with Vantreights and Cowichan, but can also swing a mean golf club. Far right, Rob Side of Duncan Meadows blasts a shot out of the bunker near the sixth green.

he heat was hot and so were the golfers in the Discovery Honda Cowichan Open at Cowichan Golf and Country Club. Several players scored rounds in the 60s during the two-day event, including the overall winner, professional Cory Renfrew of Cordova Bay. He broke the course record of 62 dating back to 1991 by James Harper of Nanaimo with a sizzling 61 Saturday that included 10 birdies and just one bogey. Combined with a 70 Sunday, that was enough to give Renfrew the title, although he received a push from fellow pro Paul Davenport, who shot 70 Saturday but exploded for a 63 Sunday to make things interesting with a two-day total of 133. Third-place pro and overall finisher Gordie Scutt of Olympic View got into the hot-shooting act with a 134 that included rounds of 65 and 69. “I think because of the moisture we had prior to (the weekend), the greens were receptive to shots,’’ said Cowichan pro Norm Jackson. Unbelievable rounds of golf were even played by some of the younger players in the tournament. Brayden Eriksen shot a 68 the first day and placed high in the amateur standings with a 143 overall while Tristan Mandur and Derek Reid both fired

68s the second day. Brent Wilson topped the amateurs with a 138 followed by Brian Toth and low Cowichan player Chris Westlake at 140. Randy Hallet recorded a hole-inone Saturday on the eighth hole, good for a $50 K.P. A seniors’ category was added for the first time, won by Sandy Harper of Nanaimo with a 146. “Normally, we have a Cowichan Seniors Open,’’ said Jackson. “Because there was a conflict of dates we couldn’t have it.’’ A full field of 172 — 150 amateurs and 22 pros — enjoyed the ideal conditions.

Shootout decides tight senior national field hockey final O Canada: Keglowitsch on the winning side over B.C. squad Don Bodger

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owichan Valley players figured prominently with the championship team and the runners-up in the senior national women’s field hockey championships at Brampton, Ont. Sarah Keglowitsch played for the victorious Canada Under 21 side and Duncan’s Caitlin Evans and Crystal Poland starred for the B.C. team that placed second after a shootout between the two teams in the final. Keglowitsch, playing forward for the Canadian U21s, was on fire in the tournament, scoring six goals, including a hat trick in a 10-0 drubbing of Alberta. “I don’t normally score many goals,’’ said Keglowitsch. The final was tied 1-1 after regulation and Canada U21 prevailed 3-2 in the shootout. “Both the teams in the final were really close,’’ said Keglowitsch. “I’m not surprised it went to shootouts.’’

Keglowitsch did not take one of the shootout attempts for her team. The only blemish on Canada U21s’ record in the tournament was a 2-2 tie against Ontario U23. “I actually had an opportunity to win the game against U23 Ontario,’’ said Keglowitsch. “At the very end, I could have put it in and hit the post.’’ Keglowitsch is hoping to catch on with the UBC women’s university team again this fall. Poland scored four goals for the B.C. team and Evans had a great tournament. Team B.C. also had a close game in the round robin with Canada U21, losing 2-1. The team won the rest of its games, including a 3-1 decision over Ontario U23 to reach the final, and routed Guyana 14-0 and Alberta 8-0. “It was nice to play Alberta and Guyana in our first two games,’’ said Evans. “We got to get a feel for the turf and each other.’’ The final, she added, “was backand-forth the whole game,’’ in hot and humid conditions.


Canada Day came early, right, for the valley’s Sarah Keglowitsch (left) and Canada U21 teammate Holly Stewart of North Vancouver with gold medal presentation during the Canadian senior national field hockey tournament. Above, Keglowitsch speeds away.

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Frost puts the chill on Carnarvon

Bantam B team likes its chances Lacrosse playoffs: Teamwork and strong goaltending remain the key factors Don Bodger

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Renegade with a cause: Pitcher yields one hit and strikes out eight courtesy Christian J. Stewart

Don Bodger

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uncan Renegades are the champions of Greater Victoria Midget AA baseball. And they won it in convincing fashion. Renegades started on their way by topping the round robin and then laid a 15-2 beating on Layritz in the semifinals on the mercy rule. The final game was against the Carnarvon Giants and the mercy rule went into effect again, with the Renegades winning 10-0 in five innings. Jordy Frost came within one batter of pitching a perfect game. The only hit against him by Glen Harrison came in the second inning. Frost struck out eight and did not issue a walk. He actually faced the minimum 15 batters for the five-inning game, picking off Harrison from first base on a lead-off. Catcher Alex Boos did a great job calling the pitches for Frost. The defence scooped up everything else,

Champion Duncan Renegades, back row from left, include: Brian Doucet (coach), Mark Frame (coach), Jake Heerwagen, Adam Sakuma, Justis Doucet, Ben Slang, Aaron Frost, Alex Boos, Jordy Frost, Cameron Frame, Sam Cross, Jim Frost (head coach). Front: Carlito Livingstone, Andre LeBlanc, Blair Robertson, Reiya Tomida, Keygan Hankins. Below, Jordy Frost is in the zone. with Aaron Frost making three outs, Cameron Frame two and pitcher Frost another one besides his strikeouts. The Renegades were held scoreless in the first inning, but got it going in the second when Reiya Tomida reached first base on an error and came home on a single by Jake Heerwagen. Keygan Hankins walked and came home on a failed pickoff attempt. In the third inning, Sam Cross and Carlito Livingstone walked, Cameron Frame hit a triple to bring them both home and, with two out, more production came after Adam Sakuma’s walk and a single by Aaron Frost. The fourth inning opened with a walk to Blair Robertson, Heerwagen reached base on an error and then Justis Doucet and Ben Slang hit back-to-back singles. The Renegades were retired in order in the fifth inning. But they already had their 10 runs and when Frost also sent Carnarvon down in order, the game was over.


magine an organization which has donated funds for more than 65 consecutive years to support cancer patient care, research and equipment. Now imagine the commitment of thousands of members hosting socials and teas, bazaars, raffles and other fund-raisers, as well as giving freely of their time to meet their charitable goals. According to Ruth Foster, Director of Cancer Activities for the O.E.S., “There are four categories of annual giving: educational bursaries, equipment, supplies and Cancer Dressings.”


owichan Valley Bantam B Thunder has started its playoff run and hopes it will lead to provincial lacrosse success later this month in Delta. The Thunder would love to duplicate or better its feat from a few weeks ago at the annual Nanaimo Bantam Tournament. It started off with an 8-5 win over the host Nanaimo Timbermen on goals by Caleb Nordstrom, Will Wright, Rhys Mazurenko, Michael Shepherd, Brayden Grantham, Parker Teufel and Gavin Spencer. Wright also had two assists. The next game brought an 11-2 win over Oceanside, as Thunder goalie Zander Cozine was solid in just allowing two goals. A hat trick by Wright led the way followed by two goals each for Nordstrom and Teufel, and singles by Spencer, Shepherd, Jarvis Rush and Grantham. Another brilliant performance by Cozine in game three carried the Thunder to a 9-3 win over Juan de Fuca. Four goals by Grantham set the pace, with a pair from Teufel and singles by Seth Negaard, Mazurenko and Nordstrom. The final game against Comox Valley Wild ended in a 13-8 loss that secured the silver medal. Spencer and Grantham each scored twice for the Thunder. Negaard, Clayton Raphael, Mazurenko and Brady Williams added singles. Carlow Rush was recently called up from Peewee B to play with older brother Jarvis. They took turns setting each other up in a 12-6 win over Oceanside.




Last year, $8,362.29 was collected from the sale of cancelled stamps and postcards throughout British Columbia and Yukon to be distributed for Cancer Research or Cancer Dressings, wherever it is needed. (We must thank our friends in the community for keeping us well supplied with stamps.) Sunset Chapter #44, Duncan has one of our 39 Cancer Dressing Stations, located downstairs in the Mercury Theatre on Brae Road, Duncan. Last year, throughout our jurisdiction, 170 dedicated members volunteered 8120 hours producing 69,708 cancer dressings at a cost of $9,599.91. (We’ve used up inventory on hand, which once again reduced expenses. There is a need for dressings in Northern BC, so these numbers will likely increase next year.)

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Presently, sterilization is only being done by certain Hospitals and Clinics by trained and qualified staff in Vancouver, Victoria, Kelowna andd Prince George. The present method of distribution on is - the hospital staff will give the patient a supplyy of cancer dressings to take home. Local cancer patients requiring dressings are asked to contact the Canadian Cancer Society Office at 250-746-4134.

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Cancer is a dreadful disease without the added burden of the expense of dressings often required. THERE IS ABSOLUTELY NO CHARGE TO THE PATIENT. All that is required is a doctor’s referral. By supporting our Stamp Project, attending bazaars and teas, the Cabaret Night or buying tickets on our annual Cancer Draw, you enable us to continue our efforts in the fight against cancer. We’ve had a Polar Swim each February since 2005, first at Transfer Beach in Ladysmith and starting this year, at Departure Bay in Nanaimo. Thanks to pledges/donations, the members willing to brave the chilly water, have raised over $50,000.00 for Cancer Projects. Please drop off your used stamps at the Cowichan News Leader/Pictorial Office between 8:30 am and 5:00 pm, Mon. to Fri., #2-5380 Trans Canada Hwy., the United Steelworkers Office, 351 Brae Road, or the local Cancer Office, #100-394 Duncan Street. NB: Our Stamps Dealers dictate how the stamps are to be trimmed, so we are asking our friends in the community NOT to TRIM stamps off envelopes. Just leave the stamps intact and we’ll do the rest. We don’t want any stamps to be spoiled. Thanks.

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