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Wednesday, July 10, 2013

Fire crews battle hay blaze off Somenos Ashley Degraaf

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Captain Malcolm Vale of North Cowichan’s South End fire department responds to a Tuesday morning blaze at Evans Farm on 6293 Somenos Road.

orth Cowichan South End fire fighters responded to a grass fire at the Evans farm on Somenos Road shortly before 11 a.m. on Tuesday morning. Crews battled the quick-spreading grass fire for about an hour before it was safe to head back to the station. Witness reports said the fire originated from a hay bale on a detached trailer on the property. The cause was unknown at press time. While firefighters worked on snuffing the blaze, they blocked off both adjacent Glacier Street and Hawkes Boulevard and had RCMP controlling traffic.

Big-money Kerry Park rec-centre upgrade pushed to the backburner Ashley Degraaf

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he Kerry Park Commission has pulled back on plans to spend up to $14.4 million to upgrade the recreation centre. Instead, it is recommending the Cowichan Valley Regional District move forward with only necessary improvements using existing reserves and operating budgets. “The commission feels this is the best approach to fund Kerry Park retrofits in the current economic climate,” South Cowichan Recreation manager Kim Liddle stated in a press release issued Friday. “The proposed improvements are scaled Home Of The

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back from the upgrades viewed by the community during a community consultation in spring 2013.” More detailed planning and analysis is required but the renovation project will likely include replacement of the arena slab and rink boards, electrical and water system improvements and mechanical, plumbing and refrigeration system upgrades. “This does not preclude us from being able to move forward with an expanded community centre at some point in the future,” said commission chairman Mike Croft.

“However, the commission feels at this time the priority is to move ahead with the critical facility upgrades. Additional facility needs could be considered when other funds become available.” Last month, the commission voted to recommend a November referendum on a $14.4 million upgrade —the most expensive option on the table. But that recommendation was pulled off the Cowichan Valley Regional District’s agenda to see if there were ways to reduce that cost. “We would have loved to do all of it at

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A male who allegedly stabbed two women Saturday on Salt Spring Island is wanted by police. RCMP say the alleged attack happened July 6 at around 6 p.m. before Salt Spring officers answered an altercation involving a man and two women at a Howell Lane home. Cops found two women had been allegedly stabbed repeatedly by a 24-year-old Salt Spring

Island man. The women were taken to hospital for treatment of non-life threatening injuries, and later released, Salt Spring Mounties said Sunday. The suspect also sustained undetermined injuries in the fracas. He was known to the victims, and remains at large. The suspect is Caucasian, five-foot seven with a tall, slim build, and short, black hair. He was last

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In stable condition: Man airlifted after falling into remote crevasse Ashley Degraaf

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Senior rides the island in bid to cure MS Tip to tail: Duncan stop near the end of the road for annual fundraising tour

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ome seniors ride into the sunset. David Cox rides to raise money for curing multiple sclerosis. “I hope there’s a cure,” he said. “No one should have to suffer from this disease.” The 68-year-old Colwood cyclist visited the News Leader Pictorial recently during the third bi-annual Van Isle End-to-End-to-End Ride For MS. “Long days, sore butt, but my donation level is at $4,260, so that is good news,” he emailed the Leader July 5 during his 1,100-kilomtre odyssey from Colwood to Port Hardy, and back — including the weekend’s Cowichan Valley Grape Escape tour. Cox is on his 19th MS Bike Tour, and his seventh MS fundraising tour in B.C. He was forced to skip 2010 after a bike fall fractured his shoulder. “As for road idiots, it goes without saying there are some, especially the 18-wheelers (truckers) who like to hug the wrong white line — that can be nerve-wracking, given the amount of air-pressure flow created,” he wrote.

Team Elvis members Michelle Ardiel, Dodie Cox, and Nicole Ardiel from Victoria get King-ly during their stop at the Saskatoon Berry Farm on Fisher Road, while Kyla Muir and Andrea Norlund, of The Wedding Crashers, paused to sample some freshly picked Saskatoon berries. The farm was one of nine stops on the Grape Escape MS Bike Tour on Saturday. Andrew Leong

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Tonight the first meeting set to chart the future of health care in Lake Cowichan

Wednesday, July 10, 2013

Input wanted: Residents encouraged to attend July 10 meeting to share their health care needs

Tyson Jones

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he first of three community meetings to discuss the health care needs of Lake Cowichan is set to take place tonight. The Cowichan Communities Health Network, Choose Cowichan Lake, the Cowichan Valley Division of Family Practices and the Vancouver Island Health Authority have formed a group that will work towards developing a model for an integrated multidis-

ciplinary primary and community care team. “The group will be working with physicians, so we are trying to get the team put in place before we have new doctors in town; that way everything will be ready when they arrive,” says Valerie Nicol, executive director of the Cowichan Valley Division of Family Practice. The care group is not being created to help find replacements for Lake Cowichan’s two current doctors — who are leaving at the end of September — but will give health care options to Cowichan residents while they are without family physicians. Nicol was unable to say if the care team would be able to meet all of the medical needs of Lake Cowichan residents, but a clearer picture will be available after the

public meetings have taken place. The first public meeting will be held July 10 from 6 to 8 p.m. at the Lake Cowichan Town Hall at 39 South Shore Rd. Residents are encouraged to attend the meeting so the working group will have first-hand information on the health care needs of the community. “The meetings are an excellent opportunity for the community to have their voices heard,” said Nicol. “The more people that come to the meetings, the better we will be able to understand their needs and build the care team around them.” If you are unable to make it to this meeting, the group plans on holding two more meetings at different locations to try and make it as convenient as possible for residents to attend.

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And, as both were under the influence of alcohol, they received 90-day driving prohibitions and will have vehicles impounded for 30 days.

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So far, this July has been a great time to be hanging out around Duncan. Not only have we had weather of the decidedly brilliant variety, we have had a plethora of fun events adding all the more reason to be outside downtown. Front-and-centre has been the 39 Days of July entertainment series filling the air with music. And things really get serious this weekend with the annual parade and related activities. Enjoy.

Flora Drost, 4, and Bette Bergman enjoy Ryan McMahon and Big River July 3 during 39 Days Of July.

Yearning for some Little House in the home Ashley Degraaf

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f only we could take a trip back to days featured in one of my favourite shows as a young lass. Days when chores were completed, disputes snuffed quickly, and manners polished daily, all to please Ma and Pa. And such things as chores, manners, and appropriate behaviours were a little more common. Am I dating myself with hopes one day my offspring will have a smattering of Little House on the Prairie in them? That they’ll help out around the house, say please and thanks and know just how to act around adults, without having to be reminded and asked? I don’t care if I’m living a dream, or reaching a little too far back to nostalgic days, it’s my latest mission.

And it’s an aspiration most recently inspired by an exceptionally well-written article my editor forwarded to me, Spoiled Rotten, by Elizabeth Kolbert. The article won my favour for many reasons but mostly as Kolbert quotes Pamela Druckerman from the best parenting book I’ve read to date, Bringing up Bebe. “Also key, Druckerman discovered, is just saying non (no),” writes Kolbert. “In contrast to American parents, French parents, when they say it, actually mean it.” And then she quotes Druckerman: “They view learning to cope with no as a crucial step in a child’s evolution. It forces them to understand that there are other people in the world, with needs as powerful as their own.” What really awakened my drive was Kolbert’s comparison of a young girl of the Matsigenka tribe of the Peruvian Amazon who had no clear role in a leaf-gathering

It’s as inevitable as the falling leaves in autumn and an angry letter about local government spending. As we put the paper together yesterday morning, local firefighters responded to a grass burn in a North Cowichan field. No confirmation on the cause, but if careless human activity didn’t play a role, it will before the summer ends. It’s dry out there ladies and gentlemen. Use a little common sense.

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expedition, but quickly found ways to make herself useful. Young Yanira’s life was pitted against several other American examples including a Los Angeles-based father asking his eight-year-old son five times to please go take a bath or a shower, to no avail. “After the fifth plea went unheeded, the father picked the boy up and carried him into the bathroom. A few minutes later, the kid, still unwashed, wandered into another room to play a video game.” This type of behaviour among kids who don’t respect adults and are just pure lazy sickens me. I often wonder why others don’t feel this as strongly as I do. Has it become too much of a task to deal with these behavioural issues? Is it too hard to make time to teach our

young how to do things so they can one day do it on their own? Is it too much work when modern parents are already overworked, trying to make ends meet with too much on their plates? Maybe the difference is modern parents are just too busy to make these things priority. I don’t care how busy I am. My motto’s staying the same. If I put in the hard work now, one day I’ll be kicking my feet up, watching re-runs of my old favourite shows. Ashley Degraaf is a News Leader Pictorial reporter who writes about family issues here monthly.


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How safe has the driving been so far this summer? ‘’There’s lots of idiot drivers. It’s embarrassing being an N driver and that’s what we have to look up to.”

Madison Innes, Duncan

Cowichan Recyclist Aaron Bichard was among 65 cyclists who hit the Cowichan Valley Trail last month, riding from Glenora Trailhead Park to the Kinsol Trestle for the 28-kilometre Pedal to the Trestle bike ride on June 23. All proceeds went to benefit Canadian Mental Health Association.

Last week’s story on the garbage burn on Cowichan Tribes land sparked a flurry of responses from readers. Here is a sampling: Dear editor This is the same Cowichan Tribes that lectures us on environmental issues like basic road construction projects in Stoney Hill. All the chief has to do is call the RCMP. We would. John Koury comments submitted at cowichannewsleader.com

comments submitted at cowichannewsleader.com

Dear editor All this waste comes from off-reserve contractors who find it easier to bypass proper disposal and recycle methods by taking advantage of this cheapest way of disposal. They are equally responsible. I think most people would be surprised to find this waste is actually “yours” — construction waste wood and debris from your very own diking project etc. If there are diapers in there it most likely came from off-reserve. Next time you hire a contractor to dispose of something maybe ask where it’s going. To group all of the members of Cowichan Tribes in the illegal activities of one person is wrong. John Charlie comments submitted at cowichannewsleader.com

Dear editor Many people spend many days, hours and years protecting the environment to have it all taken away with burning refuse in seconds. Plus, there is a fire ban in effect — for whom? There are many means to recycle and dispose of these things in a proper manner. Sorry, but

We asked you: “Are you worried about last week’s trash burn on Tribes’ land?” You answered: (final results breakdown unavailable)

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Reserve garbage burning a burning issue for many

Dear editor Would you have us believe the efforts of a few disgusting lawbreakers should paint all of Cowichan Tribes with the same brush? If it weren’t for the Tribes as well as other concerned citizens Stoney Hill could very well be another Cliffs over Maple Bay. I wonder if the race card has been called out on SIA for its soil dumping proposal in the Shawnigan watershed? Has anyone called out North Cowichan or former Cliffs Over Maple Bay developer Warren Paulin over that terrible “white deed?” Jacob Teufel

“I’ve seen lots of dumb driving: cutting-off; not signalling; running for red lights.”

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if I started to burn tires, diapers, couches and whatnot in my backyard? Then what? Kristi Jones comments submitted at cowichannewsleader.com

Dear editor Not only is this ridiculously stupid, but a real eye opener. How is it the RCMP and fire department have no right to put out this fire as it was harming the air everyone breathes? I honestly don’t seem to understand the fact that just because it was on the reserve doesn’t give the fire department the right to put it out. If it were a house on fire on the reserve, they have every right to put it out. Not only was this fire polluting the air, it was harming every man, woman, child and animal breathing in these toxic fumes. What makes this alright to just stand by and let it happen. Better yet, what the heck was this person thinking when they lit it? I am disappointed in not only our mayor, but also the chief for not taking a stand and letting the fire department put it out. Nikki Gollinger comments submitted at cowichannewsleader.com

Dear editor This is not an “us” and “them” issue. The burning is taking place on a reserve, in this case, a First Nations reserve. But lots of burning takes place every day in the Agricultural Land Reserve. Reserves have regulations that supersede those of local government. The CVRD has been well aware of burning on both kinds of reserves for years. Nobody should be acting like this is a big surprise. What this is, is a terrific opportunity for the Tribes to govern the use of their lands accordingly. You can bet the immediate neighbours

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of the burn pile are no happier than anybody else is. And as for the Ministry of Environment? In my oinion, they do nothing for anyone. Pay attention to what recently happened in Shawnigan Lake and the SIA proposal to understand just how much they care about any of us. Sharon Jackson comments submitted at cowichannewsleader.com

Dear editor While the dumping and the burning are both to be condemned, it is absolutely vital that we not fall prey to the race baiting and judgment. These are the actions of no more than a few individuals with poor judgment and a lack of respect. You will find such people in just about any community. Sarah Juliusson comments submitted at cowichannewsleader.com

Dear editor Wow, I’m shocked at how the race card has overshadowed this issue. Stick to the facts people. Toxic waste is being burned and is affecting the health of many. Period. I’m not allowed to roast marshmallows in my backyard. If I do I will be fined. This individual needs to be fined for blatant disregard of our environment, and fined heavily. Suzanne Didier comments submitted at cowichannewsleader.com

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Sowing politics of division won’t help our environment or our community In my opinion: Don’t confuse the issue

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e all agree the burn was unacceptable. I haven’t seen one person disagree with that. What I think is happening here is some who have an axe to grind with our Cowichan Tribes friends and neighbours are opportunistically seizing this story to lash out. It makes me wonder that perhaps some of these commentators don’t really care about the burn in terms of the impact on the earth but simply see an opportunity to publicly kick down an entire group of people that they have been taught to dislike and fear. Why would I think that? Because if one truly cares about a solution to this and many more issues facing our environment, inflammatory and over-simplistic them-versus-us points of view serve to keep the helpful solutions and conversations from even happening. Thankfully, there are some people at our community’s leadership table who know better. I acknowledge problems in our backyard and more than that, I do my best to help. What we’ve got here is a public figure in our community, who is fighting another political battle (Stoney Hill) by opportunistically casting aspersions on Cowichan Tribes. By questioning Tribes’ integrity, former federal Conservative candidate and North Cowichan councillor John Koury is adding to already existing tensions in the Cowichan Valley’s cultural divide. The federal Conservatives have no moral authority on this matter. The Conservative government has absolutely decimated environmental protections across the board. Anyone interested in knowing what hypocrite means on a macro scale, simply type in Stephen Harper government and devastation and see what pops up. For the record, Koury also does not have the moral authority to include me in his trumped ‘we’ in his commentary. I love this community too much to sit back and watch a North Cowichan politician trying to add to this putrid stinking mess by showing us what arrogant and irresponsible leadership looks like. Stoking the fire of ‘us’ versus ‘them’ in this small community will not bring us healthy air quality. It will bring us soured relationships and dead ends. There is a way through this situation, but it will involve communication, understanding and striving together. Thank goodness there are folks at the leadership table who get this and will help achieve this. Meanwhile, you might as well put the RCMP on speed dial for me too. I’ll be standing up to all the thousands of environmental protections the Conservative government has torn apart in order to turn this country into a giant ATM.

This was originally four separate posts made by Amanda Marchand at cowichannewsleader.com in response to comments on last week’s story about a garbage burn on the Cowichan Tribes reserve.


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Summer Festival Parade weekend just days away Ashley Degraaf

a.m. and runs down Canada Avenue starting from the Island Savings Centre. And as usual, the Duncan Business Improvement Association’s got lots up its sleeve with an array of family-friendly fun activities planned in the downtown core. “There’s delicious food available everywhere from outdoor dining at our downtown restaurants to food trucks and hot dog stands,” states promotional material. Duncan Daze boasts sweet street sales, children’s train ride and carnival, climbing wall, merry-go swing, spin the wheel and Wii games. And better yet, all activities are free. In conjunction with summer fest organizers, the DBIA is also hosting Duncan’s Got Talent at City Square, a professional street bike stuntman, tattoo pipers, and live music and dancing. “If you’re thinking of coming downtown for just an hour, think twice,” said Falkner. “That happened at Children’s Day. There was

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uncan’s annual summer shindig steams up this weekend with its Children’s Parade Friday evening and Saturday afternoon’s Grand Parade. The 34th annual Duncan Summer Festival kicked off June 28 with live music in the park, and entertainment acts booked daily through July as well as with Children’s Day at Charles Hoey Park Sunday. But this is the highlight weekend. The fun continues with the kiddy parade Friday at 6 p.m. starting at Jubilee and Kenneth. “The kids dress up as whatever they’d like and decorate their bikes, wagons, whatever they’d like,” said fest organizer John Falkner. “There are no rules, except you got to bring your camera. That’s the only rule.” Saturday’s all-ages grand parade starts at 11

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so much to do and the kids didn’t want to go home.” And for families with wee ones, Matraea Centre on Craig St. is hosting a breastfeeding cafe open on the Friday from noon to 5 p.m. and Saturday from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. for parents to feed, change, rest or parent their baby during festivities. Falkner reminds folks not to forget about the music lineups booked solid throughout the weekend. “Friday night, as soon as the Children’s Parade’s over, Reid Williams and Kelly Girvan are on the main stage (City Square) and then there’s also Pretty Heart Parkers and Small Town Villians, all local talent.” Falkner said his vision for 39 days of music’s going over well. “It’s working. People are coming downtown and staying.” For music schedules, visit: www.cowichanfestival.com

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Six-month-old Athena Stone shares a chuckle at the Duncan Summer Festival’s annual Children’s Day event at Charles Hoey Park on Sunday.

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This has been discussed (in earlier issues), but sneakers are the item this season. Wear them with everything you own. That’s right, jeans, shorts, skirts, dresses and more. Bright-coloured ‘free’ sneakers will be the most fun, while a simple black and white pair will add an air of chic to your outfit. Mesh tanks

Mesh is fabulous on a piping hot day. Just like Soccer pinnies, these hole-filled mesh tanks are great for the cool factor. Wear a fluorescent tank underneath and if you’re feeling confident, layer with your favourite sportsbra underneath. Sports bras and swim wear (as tank tops)

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Ditch the soft hues of summers past. Arid whites and muddy coloured cottons can be stored away for another year. Throw on some bold black with those fuschia trainers, and layer up with a printed sweat-wicking tank and a cobalt blue hoodie. Layer strong colours together to create the colour-blocked look of the season. A printed yoga tank looks great with jeans or tucked into a ‘50s style skirt.

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Steal your boyfriend/partner/littlebrother’s baseball cap this summer and wear it on a bad hair day. Never have baseball hats been so utterly cool than the summer of 2013. Take advantage of this and enjoy the ease of a fuss-free look. Enjoy this resurgence of sporty streetwear. Like every trend that comes and goes, you’ll probably balk at these tips in two years, when we’re all wearing nipped-in waists and kitten heels. More importantly make every trend your own. Pick and choose what works for you and remember: the chicest thing of all is being your own really rad self.

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After seeing how the sale of a garment or product can result in a gift being given to someone in need, Kroeker decided this was a model he wanted to use in his own business. “I appreciated the simplicity and transparency of this idea and like that I know exactly what my contribution is going toward.” Kroeker donates half of every T-shirt sale ($15) to the BCSPCA. “I chose to partner with the BCSPCA because they received straight A’s in Money Sense magazine’s charity ratings for 2011 and it’s important that the organization I’m giving your money to uses it efficiently and effectively.” What’s left over after the donations goes towards purchasing high quality T-shirts and local screenprinting services. All of the Updogs cotton tank tops feature screen-prints of Brian’s own Boston Terriers, Sweetie and Kingston, in various yoga poses, like downward and upward dog. As a yoga instructor, graphic designer, and passionate dog-lover, Kroeker has managed to merge his life loves together and create a generous and conscious way of doing business. It will be interesting to watch this exciting organization grow and prosper from right here in the Cowichan Valley. You can connect with Kroeker and Updogs online as he searches for dog photos and imagery for future T-shirts. Send in a photo of your dog and it could make the cut for the next T-shirt. For more information, visit updogs.org.

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y the way, did you hear: • Chemainus Secondary School saluted its top students last month. Vice-principal Mike Martin tells us the major award winners were: Jami-Lynne Dalziel (most improved student), Jace Kenny (school spirit and outstanding effort awards), Claire Saunders (citizenship and outstanding effort awards, and the principal’s award, Emily Bumstead (staff award for service) and Justin Therrien (staff award for service). • Congratulations to financial advisor Louis Bazinet, who has been named to take over the Duncan office of Edward Jones, and will be working with Kristy Landry. • Excitement came our way from the hallowed halls of Queen Margaret’s School, where Hayley Picard, Leanne Schultz and Maria Jones report the QMS Spring Classic Barn Dance raised $41,000 for the new school learning centre. • Heather Kaye tells us that hot off the press is the 2013 Buy Local! Buy Fresh! Food Map — your comprehensive guide to locally produced food in Cowichan. Maps are available at Cowichan Green Community’s store and offices, located at 360 Duncan St. • Parksville’s Bernie and Susan Smith are

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Valley people Name: Cal Hosie Occupation: bike mechanic extraordinaire U-Fix-it Bike-Work Age: 40-something Hometown: Duncan If you get a chance go see: Star Trek because it’s out of this world Right now I am reading: The Origin of Consciousness and Breakdown of the Bikeambrial Mind I’m listening to: Bicycle Race — Queen At least once everyone should: ride a tall bike Most people don’t know I: like math Proudest or happiest moment: birth of my children Biggest fear: fear itself If I was appointed king of the valley I would: install bike lanes...infrastructure Before I die: I want to visit the pyramids Words I live by: simplicity, patience, compassion

offering their gratitude to Cowichan residents who helped turn an unfortunate incident into a positive memory. “On July 3, I pulled our car into the parking lot of Duncan Pets store. Inexplicably, my foot slipped off the brake pedal and onto the accelerator, causing the car to lurch forward and hit the wall. Thankfully, the building didn’t sustain any damage, neither did we, but the car’s front end was not so lucky,” Bernie writes. “Carmen, the owner of Duncan Pets, immediately came to inquire if we were hurt, and a young couple with a little dog who were in a car directly behind us kindly hung around to make sure we were OK. They generously offered us use of their cellphone to enable us to call BCAA, and Steve of Cowichan Towing was most efficient and courteous in towing us home to Parksville. To all these people who readily came to our aid, thank you from the bottom of our hearts.” • Have you checked out the Chemainus Wednesday Market yet? It runs Wednesdays from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. until Sept. 25 at Waterwheel Park. Exciting things happening for you, your friends or your family that you want to share with your community? Send me a quick email at editor@cowichannewsleader.com. We’d love to spread the word.

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Thirsty writer offers a tasty way to get a read on beer

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For some it sounds like the dream vacation: a road trip crisscrossing the southern portion of British Columbia on a mission to sample as many craft beers as possible. For Joe Wiebe, it was research. The “Thirsty Writer” was gathering material for his new book Craft Beer Revolution: The Insider’s Guide to B.C. Breweries.

You can join him as he raises a glass to its launch Thursday at the Craig Street Brew Pub in Duncan. Guests are invited to drop by the pub at 6 p.m. to meet Wiebe, pick up a personalized copy of the book, and try some of Duncan’s contribution to the revolution. “In Craft Beer Revolution, Wiebe documents the

fascinating craft beer movement in B.C., profiling its history, the breweries themselves, the people behind the kegs and casks, and the colourful stories,” event promotional material reads. “The book is filled to the brim with recommendations for beer tasting tours around the province, lists of the best brews that B.C. has to offer, and entertaining trivia that will make beer geeks salivate.”

Mill Bay looking ahead to the Good Old Daze People from the Past: Al Capone among the historical figures visiting the south end this month

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aureen Alexander’s hoping the Good Old Daze will be a standard set of days marked down on south-end calendars every year. She’s working on a new event she’s hoping will become Mill Bay’s go-to historical celebration. The President of the Mill Bay/Malahat Historical Society, Alexander’s created The Good Old Daze set to run starting July 13, where Mill Bay business owners will show off life-size duplicates of historical figures they’ve created. “They are a hoot,” said Alexander of the 53 “People from the Past” businesses have come up with, including the gal hanging out at Mill Bay’s Curves, who’s sporting a black long skirt and full-sleeved blouse to work out in with the businesses’ clientele. “That’s what they wore then,” explained Alexander, showing a photo dating back to 1911 of women mountain climbing with similar skirts. Alexander borrowed the idea from a small community very similar to Mill Bay. She had been visiting her son in Halifax about three years ago when she came across Mahone Bay and the town’s historical annual activity. “This is a smash success there,” said Alexander. “They’ve been it at for 16 years, and there are hundreds of people coming by the busload to take part in this. “The Chamber of Commerce there decided the businesses needed an event to get people to stop and get out of their cars.” Just like Mill Bay, Mahone Bay’s town centre was set off a major highway.

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Mill Bay/Malahat Historical society’s Maureen Alexander poses with two of the life-size figures that will be featured in what she is hoping becomes Mill Bay’s “it” historical celebration The Good Old Daze. The figure on the very left shows the type of attire women wore exercising, including mountain hiking in 1911. The colourful figure in the back is the modern-day version of a fitness gal. “The similarities really struck me. I talked to the organizers, businesses, and local people to see how they got it going.” Alexander pitched it to the historical society, the South Cowichan Chamber of Commerce, as well as folks at Mill Bay Centre. “Everyone was right on board. We have 20 businesses and 10 community groups taking part,” she said. From July 13 to July 25, folks in the community can pick up maps at participating businesses and find the 53 models hanging out at local hotspots, including Rusticana Coffee. If you hit up the coffee shop, you’ll meet German homemaker Melitta Bentz, who takes

credit for inventing the first coffee filter. Also kicking around town will be American gangster Al Capone. He might be spotted at the Mill Bay Marina, where Capone is rumored to have docked during a rum run. A final gathering takes place July 25 at Mill Bay Centre where votes can be cast and winners of prizes will be announced. And business winners of fan favourite, best dressed, and most creative awards will receive cash prices to use toward their charity of choice. “It’s a way for us to create an event that’s uniquely Mill Bay,” said Alexander. “It’s also a

way for people to promote their businesses too.” She’s also pumped about using the event to remind folks of the importance of the past. “One of the reasons I picked it, is I’ve had so many people, and not just young people, generally just across the board say things like ‘History, that’s dead and gone and doesn’t mean anything to me.’ “What I’m trying to point out to them is the past creates the present.” Also, on Sundays starting from July 28 until Aug. 18, the figures will be displayed at the Bamberton site. For more information, email Alexander at dalexander2@shaw.ca or go to mbcl.ca.

Mystery writer delves into the psychology of psychiatrist New release: Chevy Stevens also draws from her Shawnigan childhood for her third Nadine Lavoie story

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Shawnigan Lake native Chevy Stevens is poised to return to the bestseller lists with her third novel.

sychiatrist Nadine Lavoie helps her patients deal with traumas from their past, but the doctor has her own darkness she’s been avoiding. There are pieces of her life she doesn’t remember, she suffers from claustrophobia and seven years ago, her teenage daughter ran away from home and has been living on the streets. An encounter with a patient in an intensive care unit who tried to commit suicide triggers memories from her own life and the psychiatrist is forced to deal with the childhood traumas she buried in her mind. Lavoie is the psychiatrist readers were introduced to in Chevy Stevens’ first two

books. Now in Stevens’ third book, Always Watching, people learn her story. For the plot, Stevens took pieces of her childhood growing up in Shawnigan Lake and incorporated them into the novel. “It was very nostalgic for me to be able to include things that were part of my own childhood,” said Stevens. When she was a child there was a hippie commune near the lake who lived off the land. Stevens combined that memory with her research into cults. She wondered what would happen if there was someone who came to the commune who would use their power to manipulate people. Aaron Quinn, the commune’s fictional leader terrifies Lavoie, but she doesn’t know why. Stevens first book, Still Missing, was

released in 2009, and made the New York Times bestseller list. Her second novel, Never Knowing, is an international bestseller. Stevens grew up in Shawnigan Lake and lives in the Nanaimo area with her family. She has been busy working on her fourth book and taking care of her daughter Piper, who is six months old. The author deals with issues that don’t tend to be discussed in the open or still have a stigma attached to them – issues such as depression and addiction. Those subjects have struck a chord with some readers who have told Stevens it affected their lives and helped them. “To know you have impacted someone’s life, that is profound,” she said. Her books are available at all major bookstores. For more information about Always Watching please go to raincoast.com.


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A complete teen-made production: Student writes and produces play focusing on inclusion and exclusion in high school setting Tamu Miles

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The cast and crew of Virgin Carrie, an LCS production written by Lauren Frost. Back row from left: Sydney Fothergill, Carson Hunt, Jason Paychaud, Gage Campell, Tristan Hill, Christen Svendsen, Tom Fogarty, Chad Best, Robyn Versteege, Kirsten Mackie, Rylan Mais, Jaden Lawler, Nathaniel Hinojosa. Middle row, from left: Rebecca Oliver, Allison Bigrigg, Emily Pastor, Lauren Frost, Ashley Vomacka. Down front: Brentyn Hill.

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drama students on June 13 and 14. Virgin Carrie dramatizes the kinds of inclusion and exclusion mentality that can happen in a high school setting. It follows the protagonist, Carrie, played by Ashley Pastor, and her endeavour to become school president even though her adversary, the more popular Chloe, played by Ashley Vomacka, dates all the right guys, goes to all the right parties and is seen as the obvious choice. “At the very end it basically wraps up and says we should all be ourselves,” says Frost. “The party life and all of that means nothing if it’s not who we are.” Frost says she got the idea from watching interactions between students at LCS, but she

embellished for the sake of even though he would drama and tension. like more time to prepare She says the play took for such a production her two months to write in the future, he enjoyed and the students had three participating. weeks to learn their lines “I actually thought it and bring the production was great. I had fun,” said together for the two-day Paychaud. performance. It doesn’t look like Gage Campbell, who drama will be offered played a flamboyantly gay, this September at what is yet still in-the-closet Chris, becoming Lake Cowichan says this was his first time School, but both Fogarty acting in a high school and his students are deproduction. termined to keep it going, “It was really excitone way or another. ing and fun to do,” says “We hope that drama Campbell. continues at LCS,” says He also feels the play’s Fogarty. “It was nice for message was relevant. me to watch (the students) “It’s not as exaggerbecome a lot more confiated in the real school, dent. I can just see it getbut it does happen,” says ting better next year. I was Campbell. really impressed with their Jason Paychaud took ability to be creative.” on the role of back stage Fogarty says that if there manager, working on is no drama class next things like lights and scene year, there will be an afterchanges. He says that school drama club. 1x6-leader net ad.tfn - Composite

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Wednesday TOPS (Take Off Pounds Sensibly) BC#1376: Meets every Wednesday, 7 p.m., Sundance Room, Duncan United Church, 246 Ingram St.

Thursday Alison Brown: Roots songstress Allison Brown and brave mandolin accompanist ‘Uncle’ Dan Henshall, 8 p.m., Duncan Garage Showroom, 201-330 Duncan St., Duncan. Tickets $10 advance, $12 at the door. Call 250-748-7246. KidZone On The Road Literacy Initiative: Reading, puppet

Valley Senior Centre Open House: open house, tour, activities, 10 a.m. to 1 p.m., 198 Government St. (next to the round building). Presented by Valley Senior Organization. For information, call 250-7464433. Jazz by The Marty’s: Marty Steele on keyboards, Marty Howe on flute and harmonica, James McRae on drums and featuring vocalist Joan Wallace, 2 to 5 p.m., Crofton Hotel, 1534 Joan Ave., Crofton. Tickets $10. Call 250-324-2245.

Open Men’s Circle: men’s support group. Meets every Wednesday, 7 p.m., Cowichan Station Hub. Free admission for guests. Admission varies. Cowichan Toastmasters #950: Are you looking for a social, enjoyable way to learn to speak in front of a group? Toastmasters offers public speaking and leadership training at a reasonable cost. The club meets Wednesday nights at the Duncan Travelodge. Call 250-743-9316 for more information, or visit the blog at http://cowichantoastmasters950.wordpress.com.

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Ella Jeffery, 8, fires a water cannon into the crowd from the pirate ship during a pirate-themed Honeymoon Bay Days Parade on June 29. shows, skits, crafts, music, games and more at the Sherman Road soccer fields, 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. Free. Boats and Boatbuilding in the pre-Viking Iron Age: lecture including replicas, presented by Dan Dalby, 7 to 9 p.m., Cowichan Maritime Centre, 1761 Cowichan Bay Rd. Admission by donation. Call 250-746-4955 or email cwbs@ classicboats.org. Cowichan Ultimate Frisbee: A fast-paced and fun co-ed sport for adults. Drop-in and

try it out at the Cowichan Sportsplex on the Mckinnon ball field at 8 p.m. For info, email cowichanulti@gmail. com. Cowichan Spirit Drummers: Meet every Thursday at the Clements Centre, 5856 Clements St. All are welcome. Refreshmenrts provided.

Friday Lonesome Don Wilkie: solo slack-key, blues, originals and covers at Cowichan Bay Pub,

7 to 11 p.m. Living with Cancer Support Group: Everyone with cancer and their caregivers welcome. Canadian Cancer Society Office, 394 Duncan St., 10:30 a.m.

Music in the VIneyard: featuring Wayne Kozak Trio, 1 to 4 p.m., Unsworth Vineyards, 2915 Cameron Taggart Rd., Cobble Hill. Flea Market: at the Chemainus Legion Hall 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. For table rentals, call 250-924-8482.

Cowichan Connectors: Looking to meet new people? Tired of attending events by yourself? Join us online at www.meetup.com. A new way of socializing. Singles and couples all are welcome.

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DEATHS

LOWE, Lorne Keith August 7, 1967 ~ June 17, 2013

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DEATHS DEATHS

It is with great sadness that we announce the passing of Lorne on June 17, 2013 in Nanaimo, BC. Lorne was born in Duncan, BC on August 7, 1967. He is lovingly remembered by his father Garry Lowe; mother Patricia Jacques; brother Alexander Lowe; sister Lorie (Clayton) Lowe; nieces Ashley, Amber, Shelby and Shylah; great-nephews Preston, Jackson and Jake; and many aunts, uncles cousins and friends. A graveside service will be held at Mountain View Cemetery in Duncan, BC on Friday, July 12, 2013 at 11:00 am. Flowers are gratefully declined. Those so desiring may make a donation in memory of Lorne to the Salvation Army, Hope Centre in Nanaimo. SANDS of DUNCAN 250-746-5212

DEATHS

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DEATHS

Phyllis Elizabeth

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THOMAS, Sharon Diane (nee Falt) December 13, 1946July 5, 2013

Sept. 15, 1940- June 28, 2013

It is with profound sadness we announce the passing of Phyllis Elizabeth Erickson, a devoted wife of nearly fifty-four years, wonderful mother, sister, grandmother, aunt and friend. Phyllis will be lovingly remembered and greatly missed by her husband Dan, daughter Deborah Seykora (Edward), sons: Keith (Barb), Norman (Bonnie) and James; granddaughters: Trisha, Haleigh, Cassidy, Montana, Emily and Sarah; great-granddaughter Sabrina and grandson Brendan. She is also survived by her three brothers: Gary, Dale (Susan) and Glen (Ida); sister Julie Isendoorn, and many nieces and nephews. Phyllis is predeceased by infant daughter Karin Lorraine, father Frederick, mother Violet, brother Bert and sisters Eileen and Lorraine. Born in Park Valley, Saskatchewan, her family moved to Duncan in 1956. Marrying in 1959, Phyllis eventually settled with her family in 100 Mile House in 1979. A successful businesswoman and accomplished Chinese chef, she was well-known among family and friends for her many on-the-go projects and hobbies. A proud member and active volunteer for the Hospice Palliative Care Society, she also enjoyed the lapidary and genealogy clubs. Phyllis even found time to teach basic computer skills to interested seniors. She loved photography, painting flower pictures, crocheting, sewing and receiving frequent visits from her wild (pet) crow “Castro� and his little family. We would like to thank the staff of 100 Mile House District Hospital and Hospice Palliative Care Society for the compassionate care she received, and the support given to our family. A celebration of Phyllis’s life and service will be held at a later date. In lieu of flowers, please send a donation to the 100 Mile District Hospice Palliative Care Society, Bag 399, 100 Mile House, BC V0K 2E0. 100 Mile Funeral Service Ltd. entrusted with the arrangements. 250-395-3243 Condolences can be sent to the family care of 100milefuneralservice@gmail.com

PARKES: Margaret McLeod (nee Robertson) September 30, 1927 – July 2, 2013 It is with great sadness that we announce the sudden passing of our mother, Margaret. Lovingly known to family and friends as “Grandma,� Mom was quite a character – outspoken, comical, loving and friendly. Raised in Manitoba, Mom often recounted stories from a childhood she referred to as “the happiest years of her life�. Influenced largely by her father, whom she greatly admired, she lived by strong but simple values and always made the most of what she had. Fortunate enough to marry her first love (Robert Alfred Parkes) in 1943, they worked their way north to eventually settle in Lynn Lake until Dad’s passing in May, 1974. After moving to Alberta to raise their two youngest children and moving back and forth between British Columbia and Manitoba, Mom finally settled on Vancouver Island and has spent her last several years here. She will forever be remembered as a woman who worked hard at being a wife and mother, doing whatever was necessary to make a house a home for her family. Fiercely loyal to her family and friends she had maintained many childhood relationships while making plenty of new friends along the way – people were always welcome in her home. What has always impressed us was her ability to recount events from the past complete with dates, times, people and places. This woman knew her stuff and she would love to share her stories with anyone who was interested,- and what great stories they were. She always seemed to be the “go to� person, whether you needed a hand, a good chat, a game of cards, advice, laughter or even a good “swift kick in the ass.� She was not one to mince words. Margaret was predeceased by husband (Bob) Robert (1974), sons Randy (1952), Donny (1954), Ken (1989), Bob (2013), granddaughter Rachel (1984) and great grandson Conner (2011). Mom will be dearly missed by her surviving children Richard (Sharelle), Gordon (Fay), Nelson (Faye Jean), Harvey (Laura), Walter (Jennifer), Margaret (Serge), daughter-in-law Diana, siblings “Dot� Dorothy, “Bunny� Bernice (Fred), “Reen� Irene and Ross (Pat) along with many grandchildren, stepgrandchildren, great grandchildren, extended family and friends. In lieu of flowers, Mom’s favourite charity was the Firefighter’s Burn Fund 2504 Richmond Road Victoria, BC V8R 4S4 http:/firefightersburnfundvictoria.net A Service will be held at 1:00 p.m., Friday, July 12, 2013 at First Memorial, 375 Brae Road, Duncan, B.C.

It is with profound sadness that we announce the sudden passing of our beloved mother, who lost her valiant battle with cancer at the Cowichan District Hospital with her loving family by her side. She was predeceased by her grandson Mikey in 2004. Sharon is survived by her adoring parents Albin and Georgina Falt, husband Leon Smith and her daughters Deanna Schmidt (Ron), Gina Young (Shawn) and Shauna Thomas (Mike Vipond), her “favourite� only brother Bernie Falt, sisters Camille Wright (Rich) and Theresa Bodger (Don). Grandchildren Andrea La, Danielle Schmidt, Kadeyn and Trinity Vipond, and nephews Derek Wright (Diana) and Tyler Wright. Sharon was born in Victoria and by the age of two her family set roots in Cowichan Bay, where she spent what she considered a “blessed� childhood with her partner in crime, her cousin Karleen. She went on to become an LPN, a job that was a perfect fit for such a caring and compassionate woman. She worked at the Cowichan District Hospital and the Gorge Rd. Hospital before moving to the interior, finally settling into the rural life of Horsefly, B.C. some 26 years ago. Sharon became very active and involved in her community. She supported Ducks Unlimited, fundraised for the Fire Department and was an avid participant in the fall fair. Mom’s passion was the Horsefly Women’s Institute which she was president for the past 10 years. During her years in Horsefly, she amassed an amazing network of friends. Mom loved animals and flowers of any kind but her greatest love was her grandchildren. Gramms was an accomplished gardener and extremely artistic. She was also a generous and loving woman who was fiercely loyal and protective of those she loved. Her keen sense of humour helped sustain us through the most trying of times, especially the past few months. She died as she lived, with grace, wit and a minimum of fuss. We will be eternally grateful for the loving care provided by Dr. Bass, Dr. Pewarchuk, Dr. Wilson, Intern Jessie and the second floor nursing staff at Cowichan District Hospital. Funeral Service will be held on Saturday July 13, 2013 at noon pm at St. Edward’s Church, 2085 Maple Bay Rd. Reception to follow. Being that Mom was never one for formalities, please dress in what you are most comfortable. Purple is encouraged, as that was her favourite colour. Condolences at www.hwwallacecbc.com

H.W. Wallace 5285 Polkey Rd. 250-701-0001


Wednesday, July 10, 2013

Cowichan NewsPictorial Leader Pictorial 23 Wed, July 10, 2013 Cowichan News Leader A23

FAMILY ANNOUNCEMENTS

FAMILY ANNOUNCEMENTS

COMMUNITY ANNOUNCEMENTS

COMMUNITY ANNOUNCEMENTS

CHILDREN

CELEBRATIONS

IN MEMORIAM

INFORMATION

INFORMATION

CHILDCARE AVAILABLE

CAREER OPPORTUNITIES

In Loving Memory of Oma

You can make a difference...

DID YOU witness this accident in Duncan? Canada Day accident on Canada Avenue, beside the temporary volleyball court in the Train Station parking lot. An elderly lady was knocked off her scooter while traveling on the sidewalk. She was badly injured and has gone from living independently to facing months of rehab after major surgery. Please, if you saw the accident, contact me and describe what you saw. Janet Martinez (250)746-7112 daytime.

18 YR OLD girl who will babysit in my home and watch up to 3 children. Price negotiable. Call Colleen (250) 597-1997

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 mcelhanney.com/mcsl/careers

CAREER OPPORTUNITIES

BUSINESS OPPORTUNITIES

Frieda Konn December 27, 1926 July 9th, 2012 It’s already been a year. Thinking of you, Doris, Willi & Families

COMMUNITY ANNOUNCEMENTS INFORMATION DID YOU KNOW? BBB provides complaint resolution services for all businesses and their customers. Look for the 2013 BBB Accredited Business Directory E-edition on your Black Press Community Newspaper website at www.blackpress.ca. You can also go to http://vi.bbb.org/directory/ and click on the 2013 BBB Accredited Business Directory

DEATHS

DEATHS FIEGE, Lucy Mary February 11, 1927 - June 20, 2013

Lucy passed away peacefully after a lengthy and determined battle against Parkinson’s Disease. She was predeceased by her parents, Henry and Annie, and older siblings, Tony (Beppy), Jean (Bruce) and Gus (Pat). She is survived by her younger brother Joe (Margaret) and nieces and nephews. Lucy was born and raised in the farm community of Windthorst Saskatchewan. Along with many other families, the Fieges left the Prairies in the 30’s and settled here in Cobble Hill. Lucy finished her education here and went on to work at different jobs including telephone operator until the Cobble Hill system was automated and for many years she was head candler and packer at at Norie’s Egg Farm. And throughout the years she was chief caregiver to her parents. Lucy was pretty, adventurous and always active. For a while she raised German Shepherd puppies. She then turned her attention to horses and for many years she was a common sight out for an evening ride on her favourite mare, usually bareback. Lucy had a thirst for knowledge and read extensively on subjects that interested her, such as genetics, horse geneaology and natural health. After moving to Duncan Lucy happily spent her time in her garden. Lucy was a loving aunt, a staungh friend and will be forever missed. We shall hold you in our hearts forever. God Bless. By Lucy’s wishes there will not be a service. In lieu of flowers please make a donation in her name to the Cowichan SPCA or Parkinson’s research: parkinson.ca or michaelfox.org.

FREE

Birth Announcements

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:// cowichanfoodconnection.com to find out how you can help or contact the secretary, Kim Sayer at 250-856-0046 for more information.

“Dignified access to food for all” The Cowichan News Leader Pictorial is accepting your penny donations year round!

Please help support

our local Cowichan Valley Charities:

4 Food Banks, Wavaw & The Salvation Army.

We also accept all other denominations as well as pennies.

Our sincere “Thank you” to all for supporting “Pennies for Presents” You may drop off your donations to:

The News Leader Pictorial, Monday to Friday, 8:30 am to 5 pm, #2 – 5380 Trans Canada Highway, Duncan, BC Before the penny is gone, let’s make them count!

LEGALS

TENDERS TENDERS ARE being called for the position of janitor for th Seniors Activity Centre (V.S.O.), 198 Government Street, Duncan, B.C. V9L 1A2. Tenders will close July 22, 2013. For more info call John Lowrence or Ron Hill 250-7464433 Email:ronald_1@telus.net

LOST AND FOUND 12 FT twin-hull boat, Shawnigan Lake, owner call Transport Canada 604-775-8835 17 FT white powerboat, Shawnigan Lake, owner call Transport Canada 604-775-8835 5 FT V-hull skiff, Shawnigan Lake, owner call Transport Canada 604-775-8835 FOUND: CAT, white female, on Boundary Rd. If she could be yours call 250-749-4040. FOUND Prescription glasses, in case, Maple Bay Beach by rowing club. (250)748-1486. FOUND: TORTOISE. Maple Bay. Call 250-746-7484 to identify. 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

LEGALS

NOW HIRING HEAVY HIGHWAY/ HEAVY CIVIL PROFESSIONALS To join Flatiron Edmonton location.

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• Excavator Operators • MSE Wall Foremen • Loader Operators • Skidsteer Operators • Dozer Operators • Skilled Laborers Flatiron is one of North America’s fastest growing heavy civil infrastructure contractors, with landmark projects across Canada. We have established ourselves as a builder and employer of choice.

Flatiron has been named Heavy Civil Contractor of the Year in Alberta and has been recognized as a 2012 Best Workplace in Canada. Please apply by sending your resume to Trevor Argue targue@flatironcorp.com or fax (1)780-454-8970 Please indicate in your email which field you are applying for. www.flatironcorp.com

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

FARM WORKERS LOOKING for an outdoor enthusist who would like a rewarding carreer in the guide outfitting industry. We will train on the job. Will be on horse back hunts.(250) 789-9494 sean@prophetmuskwa.com

HELP WANTED MEADOW LAKE Business for sale. Self-serve car wash + r/o water vending station + computer repair business. Also 1000 sq.ft. of unused indoor space to develop. Serious enquiries only please phone 306236-3339, 306-240-7778 or email: garrye@sasktel.net DRIVERS/COURIER/ TRUCKING

WE’RE ON THE WEB www.bcclassified.com

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.

CELEBRATIONS

CELEBRATIONS

1 PART-TIME Station Manager, 1 part-time outreach coordinator for radio station CICV 98.7 in beautiful Lake Cowichan. Paid positions. Closes July 17. For more info please contact: mikebishop@shaw.ca. An Alberta Oilfield Company is hiring dozer and excavator operators, Lodging and meals provided. Drug testing required. Call (780)723-5051 Edson,Alta.

An Artist in Grade 1, An Artist today.

Annika Cosby

Your most beautiful work, will always be yourself.

With tons of love & pride, From Grandma & Grandpa Smith ENGAGEMENTS

ENGAGEMENTS

The families of

Daphne Sowden &

Cory Smith wish to congratulate them on their recent engagement and upcoming wedding, September 21, 2013.

Office Hours: Monday to Friday 8:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.

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NEW ZEALAND, Australia, Europe: Dairy, beef, sheep, hog and cropping opportunities for young adults (18-30). Apply now! AgriVenture arranges job and host, work permit, trainee wage, flights & insurance. Ph: 1-888-598-4415 www.agriventure.com

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As proud parents, you are entitled to one FREE classified ad in The Cowichan News Leader to announce your baby’s arrival! (Photos may be added for $15.00 plus tax) Please visit our office for a birth announcement form.

Unit 2 5380 Trans Canada Hwy, B.C. V9L 6W4 Telephone 746-4471, Fax 746-8529

FAMILY PET SERVICES LTD - Private Pet Cremation, incorporates any and all businesses in the pet industry, although the primary function has been in private pet cremation. The crematorium is located on a nice piece of rented/leased land in Duncan. The assets include the crematorium and building. A newly renovated 3 bdrm mobile home which serves as an office/reception area. A 2010 Chevy pickup with canopy plus many extras. Call Laurie 250-216-4524 for more info. Website www.familypetservicesltd.ca. Direct link, www.ventureconnect.ca

EDUCATION/TRADE SCHOOLS

INFORMATION

INFORMATION

FULLTIME & PART-TIME work available at local health food store for a reliable person. Some experience in the health food industry would be an asset, also cashier experience helpful. Reply to File A 955, c/o The News Leader Pictorial, #2-5380 TCHwy, Duncan, BC, V9L 6W4

THE COWICHAN FOOD CONNECTION

If you are new to the Neighbourhood call one of these representatives for your FREE Basket of Gifts. Community Welcome

Baby Welcome Pat Duncan, Mill Bay 748-6740 David Duncan 746-4236 Chemainus & Crofton Diana Chemainus 246-4463 Community & Baby Pat Mill Bay 748-6740 Welcome: Robyn Lake Cowichan 749-3356 Robyn Lake Cowichan 749-3356 Website: www.welcomewagon.ca

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: publisher@cowichannewsleader.com


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Wednesday, July 10, 2013 PETS AND LIVESTOCK

HELP WANTED THE LEMARE GROUP is accepting resumes for the following positions: • Certified Hand Fallers • Off Highway Logging Truck Drivers • Log Loader Operator • Grapple Yarder Operators • Boom Boat Operator • Chasers • Hooktenders • 2nd Loaders-Buckermen • Heavy Duty Mechanics Fulltime camp with union rates/benefits. Please send resumes by fax to 250-956-4888 or email to office@lemare.ca.

HELP WANTED

HELP WANTED

Occupational Level 3 First Aid Attendant required for Wednesday night graveyard shift in Ladysmith. This position would be best suited for a physically fit person able to work in a production environment. Please submit your resume with a photocopy of your valid First Aid certificate to: Ladysmith Press, P.O. Box #400 Ladysmith, B.C. V9G 1A3.

Help Wanted

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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: pioneerhouse@shaw.ca

HELP WANTED

HELP WANTED

LADYSMITH PRESS needs physically fit individuals for their continually expanding collating department. Part time positions available 8 - 16 hrs/wk, $10.34/hr. Afternoon and graveyard shifts - must be available Wednesdays. Benefits, profit sharing and advancement opportunities. Please submit your resume between 9 am and 5 pm in person to: Ladysmith Press, 940 Oyster Bay Drive, Ladysmith, BC or mail to: Ladysmith Press, PO Box 400, Ladysmith, BC V9G 1A3. No phone calls please. We would like to thank in advance all who apply, however only those chosen for an interview will be contacted.



The Crofton Hotel is looking for staff for the liquor store, cafe & pub. Full and part time positions available. Must be over 19 & have Serving It Right. Fax resumes to 250-748-1850 or call 250-715-7412

Full Time

Pharmacy Technician or Assistant Wanted Duncan Pharmasave is looking for a full time Pharmacy Technician or Assistant to join their team in providing health care expertise to their community. Experience with TechRx (Zadall) software and Home Health Care products is an asset. Strong communication skills, ability to take direction, proven customer service expertise and a can-do attitude are a must. No weekend or evening shifts. We thank all applicants for their interest but only those candidates to be interviewed will be contacted. Please bring your resume with references in person to:

Thomas at &UDLJ6W 'XQFDQ%&

CAREER OPPORTUNITIES Service Advisor Discovery Honda, located in Duncan, is the largest Honda Dealership on Vancouver Island. Due to anticipated growth, we’re looking for an enthusiastic, dedicated and self-motivated professional to join our team as a Service Advisor. The successful applicant will possess sales and computer skills and have the proven ability to provide exceptional customer service. A knowledge of automotive systems and the ability to analyze systems and repairs is required. A competitive compensation and benefits package is available to the successful candidate. Applications are being accepted until Saturday, July 27, 2013.

Please submit resumĂŠ via email or fax Attention: John Horgan, General Manager e-mail: johnhorgan@discoveryhonda.com or fax 250-709-2063

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 elizabeth@pwppost.com

POWELL RIVER Community Services Association is seeking an experienced Poverty Law Advocate. For more information, please e-mail Julie Chambers, Executive Director. chamberj@telus.net

MISCELLANEOUS FOR SALE

NOW HIRING! Earn extra cash, simple work. P/T-F/T. Can be done from home. Acceptance guaranteed, no experience required, all welcome! www.BCJobLinks.com

HAY 4 SALE: $3.95/bale in field, $4.50/bale in barn. 250748-7388

HERITAGE PAWN BARGAINS!

MEDICAL/DENTAL PART TIME Client Service Technician. MedPro Respiratory Care is a home oxygen and sleep apnea therapy provider, serving Vancouver Island. Individual will be directed from the Duncan warehouse and responsible for delivery and pick-up of cylinders and equipment and in-home preventative maintenance of oxygen equipment. Suitable candidates must be motivated, have excellent communication and interpersonal skills and be technically minded. Must be able to prioritize and organize tasks and adapt to change in busy daily schedules. Must be physically fit, have the ability to move medical equipment weighing up to 70lbs and have a valid driver’s license with a clean driver abstract. Experience in the health sector would be an asset Responsibilities will include: customer service and education, installation, removal, and regular maintenance of oxygen equipment. Must be available for on-call rotation, extra hours available. If you feel you would be a good candidate for this position please send your resume to: smcculloch@medprorespiratory.com by July 21 , 2013.

PET CARE SERVICES HUGGABLE Hounds pet grooming service. For appointment call 250-715-1084 www.huggablehounds.com. We offer pickup and drop off in the Duncan area

MERCHANDISE FOR SALE FRIENDLY FRANK MILL BAY- TV/Entertainment centre, $75. (250)743-5113. SWIVEL ROCKER, blue velvet. Very good condition. $99. 250-748-6161.

HELP WANTED

HELP WANTED

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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

Woods Foreman Position Dyer Logging Co. Ltd. has a vacancy for a Woods Foreman to join our operation at Sayward, based approximately 40 minutes north of Campbell River. Reporting to the Manager, the Woods Foreman is responsible for organizing and supervising company logging operations and subcontractors to the highest standards of safety, production and environmental performance. We are seeking a highly motivated individual, experienced in all phases of coastal logging, with a good working knowledge of occupational health and safety regulations. You will have strong leadership, motivation and communication skills, be goal oriented, have a good knowledge of logging and forestry practices, as well as good mechanical knowledge relating to the maintenance and repair of coastal logging equipment. You have experience leading logging crews in a unionized environment. Basic computer skills in Microsoft Office will be an asset. A competitive remuneration package dependent on qualifications and experience is offered with this position.

On the Island Highway just north of Duncan

EDUCATION/TRADE SCHOOLS

EDUCATION/TRADE SCHOOLS

Persons interested in this position are as to submit a resume and cover letter to forestemployment@gmail.com

EDUCATION/TRADE SCHOOLS

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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 certiďŹ cation 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 ďŹ nancing options available to qualiďŹ ed applicants.

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

55+ PARK South Nanaimo. 2bdrm, 2 bath, 2 decks. 8’x16’ addition. Level grass lot. Small pet OK. $332. pad rent. $45,000. (250)755-1774.

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.

MISCELLANEOUS FOR SALE

HELP WANTED

FRAMING & FOUNDATION CARPENTERS needed for immediate work in the Cowichan Valley. Call (250)812-1775.

55 + PARK, 2 Bedroom, 1 bath, deck, carport, small shop, metal storage, propane heat, new metal roof, 5 appl, $18,000. (250) 597-3319

H.O. SCALE Engines 4-6-2 CNR and a diesel (new), both pullman green, and CN cars w/slanted logos. 250-758-5073

FIR & HARDWOODS. Split, delivered. From $150 a cord. Free kindling. (250)380-8335. SEASONED FIREWOOD $200/cord split & delivered. Shop wood $90/load. 250-5100412. SEASONED FIREWOOD Vancouver Island’s largest firewood producer offers firewood legally obtained during forest restoration, large cords. Help restore your forest, Burndrywood.com 1-877-902-WOOD.

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

TRADES, TECHNICAL

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. heritagepawnbrokers.com

FUEL/FIREWOOD

to apply for this worthwhile cause.

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:

FOR SALE BY OWNER

FEED & HAY

WORK WANTED THE COWICHAN FOOD CONNECTION

REAL ESTATE

INCOME OPPORTUNITY

30’ TOSHIBA TV, flat screen with stand and converter, $275. Beautyrest single mattress and base, 3 yrs old, $300. Computer desk with top, $65. 250-748-6161. AT LAST! An iron filter that works. IronEater! Fully patented Canada/U.S.A. Removes iron, hardness, smell, manganese. Since 1957. Visit our 29 innovative inventions; www.bigirondrilling.com Phone 1-800-BIG-IRON. 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 STEEL BUILDINGS, metal buildings 60% off! 20x28, 30x40, 40x62, 45x90, 50x120, 60x150, 80x100 sell for balance owed! Call 1-800-4572206 www.crownsteelbuildings.ca

VOLUNTEERS

MERCHANDISE FOR SALE

RESTLESS LEG Syndrome and leg cramps? Fast relief in one hour. Sleep at night. Proven for over 32 years. www.allcalm.com Mon-Fri 8-4 EST 1-800-765-8660. STEEL BUILDING - DIY summer sale! Bonus days extra 5% off. 20x22 $3,998. 25x24 $4,620. 30x34 $6,656. 32x42 $8,488. 40x54 $13,385. one end wall included. Pioneer Steel 1-800-668-5422. www.pioneersteel.ca

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

REAL ESTATE APARTMENT/CONDOS 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

COMMERCIAL/INDUSTRIAL GRAVEL PIT / Acreage For Sale in Crawford Bay, BC on Kootenay Lake East Shore. 16 acre licensed gravel pit for sale, with or without equipment (request equipment price). Also have approval for 3 lot subdivision. Older double wide mobile on property. Bordered on two sides by crown land. Abundant wildlife. $249,000 Call Chris @ 250825-4701 or 250-354-9238 chris_choquette@hotmail.com; khoyle@hotmail.com

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

EDUCATION/TRADE SCHOOLS

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REAL ESTATE

REAL ESTATE

RENTALS

RENTALS

RENTALS

RENTALS

RENTALS

FOR SALE BY OWNER

FOR SALE BY OWNER

APARTMENT/CONDO

APARTMENT/CONDO

APARTMENT/CONDO

HOMES FOR RENT

SUITES, UPPER

MAPLE GROVE APTS. 3271 Cowichan Lake Rd 2 Bedroom apartments &

SHAUGHNESSY GARDENS

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

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.

3 Bedroom Townhomes _____________________

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.

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

HOUSES FOR SALE Incredible 5 acre treed PARK-LIKE PROPERTY with Well-Maintained Furnished Home 1500 sq.ft, 3-bdrm, 2 bath. Extremely close to Pristine Cowichan Lake, in the town of Caycuse. Perfect for recreational property or full time living. Motivated seller $358,800. Exceptionally low yearly cost. Not leased land. Call 250-745-3387 smartytwo@hotmail.com

MOBILE HOMES & PARKS

MUST SEE FLOAT HOME!

Fully rebuilt, certified, float home for sale. 2 bdrm, 2 storey, 1 1/2 bath, new decks, rails, soffit, & fascia. 100% surveyed and approved by a marine engineer (documents available)

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

RENTALS

Only $195,000

APARTMENT/CONDO

(250)732-6260

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

Located at Maple Bay Marina, by appointment only. info@bcfloathomeforsale.com www.bcfloathomeforsale.com

$625 & UP 1 Bdrm, main floor, new laminate & 3rd floor, facing East. Mountain Views.

Near Mall & Aquatic Centre. On bus route. Heat & H/W incl’d Call 250-748-1304. 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. 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.

MUST VIEW Mountain View Terrace Estates

3420 Auchinachie Road ---------------------------------Spacious 1 and 2 BDRM Suites, modern, new flooring. Sweet move-in deals available. Ask us! Free heat & hot water.

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Resident managers on site

CALL NOW 250-748-3321

*Heat & Hot water included *Family oriented *Clean & quiet *Renovated units *Indoor Pets welcome *Onsite Laundry Facilities _____________________

Call (250) 710-7515 to view

www.meicorproperty.com

PARKLAND PLACE 620 Dobson Road 250-748-0496 (Art) 250-748-1978 (Sylvia) 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. VICTORIA CONDO FOR SALE Bright 3rd floor 1 bedroom 1.5 bath adult complex along the Gorge waterway. Unit offers patio with water view,in-suite laundry,fireplace,updated paint & new flooring,Tennis court, indoor pool,hot tub,sauna and well kept grounds. Low strata fee and city bus out front to UVIC, Camosum or down town. Excellent rental investment or live in. Great value at $204,900. call 250-615-7225 or 250-886-8397 for pictures and more info.

Service Directory HOME/BUSINESS SERVICES

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HOME/BUSINESS SERVICES

FINANCIAL SERVICES

LEGAL SERVICES

HAULING AND SALVAGE

LANDSCAPING

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(250) 597-8335

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CARPENTRY

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

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

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

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

DELIVERIES

JOE’S HOME REPAIRS & PAINTING

PAINTING

Carpenter will do additions, Carports, Decks, Siding, Flooring, Painting, Roofing, Finishing, Plumbing, Fencing

“You Name It” “We Do It” 250-748-9150

HOUSEHOLD SERVICES

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

IRRIGATION/SPRINKLER SYSTEMS

No HST

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

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MOVING & STORAGE

HOME REPAIRS

30 yr’s Experience

We fix everything

(250) 701-8319

GARBAGE Can Dan Junk Hauling & Free Scrap Metal Removal Over 250kg Get it GONE 250-710-GONE (4663)

HOMEHANDYMAN@TELUS.NET.

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

* Stone Retaining Walls * Landscape Design

MOVING OR life in chaos? If you are downsizing or just need to get organized? I can help. Orangizer, sorter, packer, cleaner and stress relifer. References upon request. Call Debbie, (250)733-2393.

TOTAL RENOVATIONS

COMMERCIAL/INDUSTRIAL --------1000 sq’ - 7000 sq’ Store front with excellent exposure, overhead doors, ample parking, available now. --------Please call (250)748-9622 to view WORKSHOP, 2 km south of Duncan. 24x30 heated plus attached heated 8x60 plus 12x32x11 covered RV parking. 100 amp service. $500/month. Avail. August 1. 250-7485290.

COTTAGES 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 3 bdrm, upper level, F/S, W/D, dishwasher, 2 bath, walk-in closet, garage, Lane Rd. N/S, N/P, $945/m. (250)748-0102. Avail. Aug 1.

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).

HOME/BUSINESS SERVICES

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www.meicorproperty.com

DUNCAN- CLOSE to schools & town, 5 Bdrms sxs, 2.5 bath, W/D hook-up. No pets. Avail. Aug 1st. Call (250)748-4285.

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

3251 Cowichan Lake Rd.

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

DUNCAN nice SxS duplex and yard, 3 bdrm, 1.5 bathrm, 5 appliances, gas furnace and fireplace, garage, NS/NP. Lane Rd close to schools, town and bus stop. $ 1100/mo. Available now. Call 250-715-8494 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

MISCELLANEOUS FOR RENT

MUST VIEW Mountain View Terrace Estates

3420 Auchinachie Road ---------------------------------1 bdrm bright & spacious, newly renovated. Available now! Free heat & hot water.

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

Resident managers on site

CALL NOW 250-748-3321

DUNCAN. 3-BDRM house. 2 baths, fenced yard, double garage, wood stove. F/S, D/W. $1150/month. Avail August 1. 250-748-4859, leave msg. DUNCAN: 3 Bdrm, lrg lot, 5 appl, fenced backyard, near schools, & shopping malls, NS/NP, July 1, $1150. 250597-1402 Cell: 250-715-8901

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

SENIOR ASSISTED LIVING

DEERTRAIL COTTAGE INC

Licensed private long term care for seniors, private room with bathroom available. 24hr care. Call Lori, (250)746-9641. SUITES, LOWER 1 BDRM+den, in rural Sahtlam setting. $700 incl util. Pet considered. Aug 1. 250-748-8764 1 BDRM, grnd floor suite, rural quiet area, hardwood/tile floors, cable & wifi included. N/S. $600/m. Pets considered. Avail. now. (250)748-3667 CHEMAINUS: 1BDRM suite. Cool in summer, warm in winter. Private ent and parking. $725/mo. (250)246-2665.

DUNCAN: 1 bdrm, separate entr, shared laundry. Close to bus route. Utils incld’d. $700.+ damage dep. N/S, non-partier, Ref’s req’d. Avail. July 1st. Call (250)748-4470. DUNCAN: 2 bdrm, priv entry, grnd level, small yard, close to amenities. Laundry available. $700+ utils. NS/NP, no parties. Call 250-701-3213.

PLUMBING

DUNCAN: NEWLY reno’d 2 bdrm 1000sqft grnd flr patio suite, sep. ent, 5 appl, quiet area near hospital. Avail now. $850. Call 360-945-1288, 778848-8140.

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.

LAKE COWICHAN- spacious 3 bdrm level entry suite, priv entrance. Inclds W/D, F/S. NP/NS. $800/mo heat incld. July 1. Call 250-923-6170.

WE’RE ON THE WEB

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

CRYSTAL CREEK Townhome. Avail July 15, 3 bdrm, 2 bath, W/D, F/S, D/W, $950/m + util’s. Meicor Realty. 250709-2646 DUNCAN- 3 bdrm townhouse near Safeway, Super Store, banks, 1,200sq ft, 2 levels, 1.5 bath, new kitchen, laminate flooring & carpet, 5 appls, Lrg private yard. From $875. Call (250) 709-0481. LK COW. 2-bdrm, W/D, 1 level $500/mo. NS/NP. Avail now. Call or text (250)886-2720.

TRANSPORTATION AUTO FINANCING 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.

Auto Financing 1.800.910.6402

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DUNCAN: 3 bdrm, 2 bath lower suite, available Aug 1st. Bright open floor plan. 5 appliances. Hospital area, on bus route. $1050/m, plus $100/ hydro & 1/2 Nat. Gas. N/S, small pet considered. 250-701-7731 Ref’s required.

HOMES FOR RENT

BRAND NEW Carriage house 1000 sq ft, new appls, wood & tile floors, deck. $975./mo. NP/NS. (250)210-2714.

TOWNHOUSES

DUNCAN: 1 BDRM, $675, F/S, all utilities incl. Avail. immediately. 1 (250)748-7119

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 taxmatters@taxmatters.ca

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

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

COBBLE HILL, 2 bdrm, main floor, level entry, heat & elec. incl. Newer carpet & paint. No dogs, Ref’s & DD required. $750 mo. Call 250-743-4154

Call 250-246-0248

STUCCO/SIDING

DUNCAN, BRIGHT newer 2 bdrm, gas fireplace, 5 appl., close to schools & hospital, utils incl’d, NS, $1050 mo. Call 250-743-7873

CHEMANIUS: 1 bdrm, lower level, new kitchen cabinets & carpeting, private entrance & patio in quiet setting, ocean view N/P, N/S util. incl. $725 (250) 416-0062

DUNCAN, 6128 Pinnacle Rd. 2 bdrm, $1025 or 1 bdrm, $725. incls; W/D, F/S all util’s. NS, NP. Avail. immediately. Ref’s req. (250) 748-7119.

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

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

CARS

SHAWNIGAN- 2 bdrms above grnd, 1150sqft, parking, W/D, NS/NP. $950 utils incld. July 1. Call 250-715-6951. SHAWNIGAN LARGE 2 bdrm Nicely painted, quality laminate & tile flooring throughout. Laundry. D/W, built-in vac. Large covered patio to watch the deer from. Lots of storage. $1200. NS/NP. 250-743-3524

1994 Z28 Camaro Convertible, 6-spd standard, 139,000 km, LT1 V8 350 high performance, stored inside, covered. Asking $10,000 obo. 250-701-1910.


26 Cowichan News Leader Pictorial A26 Cowichan News Leader Pictorial Wed, July 10, 2013 TRANSPORTATION

TRANSPORTATION

CARS

TOWING

CASH

For Scrap Vehicles Call

Tight Line Towing (250)709-5692 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

TRUCKS & VANS

SPORTS & IMPORTS 1985 Nissan Pickup, dard, Blue. $800. (250) 748-1940

StanCall

Wednesday, July 10, 2013

Dig Up Buried Treasure in Classified Bird first in pecking order

Ken Keating (Illusion Photography)

Running side-by-side, Jeff Bird (foreground) earns a slight edge and stays in front at the chequered flag of the prestigious Canada Cup race at Western Speedway.

1990 MAZDA 626 LX- auto, 251,000 km, silver grey, A/C, power windows, very reilalbe decided to up date. $2500. Call (250)733-2413. RECREATIONAL VEHICLES FOR SALE

2004 CHEVY Venture, fully loaded, 6 passenger van. One owner. Excellent cond. $7,000. (250)754-2680

Canada Cup: Non-wing sprint car race goes down to the last lap Don Bodger

News Leader Pictorial 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

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alley auto racer Jeff Bird has something in common with Wayne Gretzky and Mario Lemieux. No, Bird isn’t quite in the same calibre as a hockey player, but shares prestige with the dynamic duo as a Canada Cup winner. Bird raced to the Canada Cup at Victoria’s Western Speedway following the Canada Day weekend for non-wing sprint cars. Fourteen cars lined up for 35 laps

2010 CHEVY SILVERADO 4x4, quad cab, auto, tow hitch, running boards. 52,000 km, lady driven. $23,000. OBO Call (250)732-5928.

UTILITY TRAILERS

CAR TRAILER

16ft. car trailer, brand new $3000. Located in Duncan (250)743-0650.

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

BOATS

1998 23’ Wanderer Lite 5th wheel. Sleeps 6, N/S, double sinks, tub, shower, microwave, awning. Lots of storage excellent Cond. $6500 250-7481304

1989 Sun Runner. 21Ft. with cuddy. In board Volvo-Penta Engine. Boat Trailer. Includes: As new 9hp Yamaha Kicker motor, 2 scotty electric down riggers, Lowrance GPS. VHF radio. Ready for fishing! $10,500 O.B.O (250)743-3503

2002 28’ CAVALIER Motor home, sleeps 8, Ford Chassis V10 engine & 5.5 kw genera19’ FIBERFORM I/O board, tor. 45,000 miles. Private on trailer, Asking $250. 250queen master bed, 2 pc. bath 929-3480net ad.tfn - Composite & sep. shower. Microwave & 1x6-leader TV/DVD combo. Excellent condition! Mechanically sound! $28,000. OBO 250-245-5519

connect to the cowichan valley

2006 Jazz by Thor 25’10” Deluxe travel trailer with front and rear slideout, walk around queen bed, A/C, fully loaded. Very little use. Stored under cover & never off the pavement. $19,000. Duncan. (250)746-5455

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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. 1981 27’ CATALINA Sailboat in good condition. Mooring available. Asking $9,500. Specs & Pictures available upon request. (250)753-8867

2002 CHEV S10 Quad CabFWD, canopy, V-6. $8000 obo. Ph: 250-749-6258.

of racing in the feature event on the program. By Lap 14, Bird was on the move and took over fourth position. Two laps later, he was in third. On Lap 26, Bird just made a pass for the lead but the yellow flag came out before completing the lap when a car driven by Wayde Heckford quit. On the restart, Bird found himself back in third place. Four racers were neck-and-neck through Lap 33. On the last lap, Bird slapped the wall with a rear tire and took the win at the chequered flag.

When it comes to bargains, “C” marks the spot. What will you find in the classifieds? Bicycles, dogs, coats, cars, apartments, trucks, chairs, tables, kitchen sinks, brass beds, clocks, catamarans, stereos, trailers, houses, jewelry...

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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.” 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.)

p m a St Out r e c n a C

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. 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.


Wednesday, July 10, 2013

Cowichan News Leader Pictorial 27

Newspapers alive and well Canadians want their community newspapers Suzanne Raitt

Newspapers Canada

Phil Fewer

Breaststroke brilliance is shown by the Cowichan Valley Breakers’ Reid Urquhart, above, in the Div. 6 boys’ 100-metre event and James Urquhart, below, in Div. 4 boys.

Newspapers are alive and well in Canada. Eight in 10 Canadians have read a newspaper in the last week in print or online. And each day, more than half of Canadians read. If we just consider print newspapers for a moment, there are 21 per cent more print newspapers than there were in 1970. Furthermore, there were 10 new print newspapers launched in last year. Canadians love print newspapers.

Eight in 10 Canadians have read a newspaper in the last week in print or online.

Breakers’ swimming: Plenty of top fives and improved times Don Bodger

News Leader Pictorial

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owichan Valley Breakers enjoyed some fun in the sun during the 47th-annual Nanaimo White Rapids Swim Club’s invitational

meet. A total of 26 Breakers attended, swimming a combined 161 races during the weekend. Club members made 51 finals and achieved a dozen top-three finishes, according to assistant coach Drake McKay. Head coach Allison Wood and Rachael Newman were the other coaches for the Breakers at the summer swimming meet. Many swimmers made dramatic drops in time. Among them were: Madoc Trafford, who took nine seconds off his 100-metre I.M. time to 1:47.91; Wyatt Rorick, who reduced his 50 fly time by eight seconds to 58.04; Mackenna Henderson with a five-second drop in her 50 free to 41.01; and Sofie Bloss, who trimmed four seconds from her previous 100 free best to 1:26.18. Making top fives was no easy task, but several swimmers did it. Lukas Bloss came fourth in the Div. 3 50-metre breaststroke (52.54). Brynna Coogan took second for the Div. 1 100 free (1:49.56) and fourths in the 100 I.M. (2:22.95), 50 breast

(1:11.09) and 50 fly (1:17.82). Henderson secured fourth in the Div. 3 50 breast final in 49.02. Sydnae Lowe managed fourth in the Div. 4 100 breast (1:37.94) and fifth in the 200 I.M. (3:20.90). Coach McKay came first in his Div. 7 50 free (26.26). Kenzie Pask earned fifth in the Div. 4 100 back (1:34.01). Rorick collected a trio of fourths in the Div. 2 50 back (51.71), 50 breast (58.91) and 50 free (43.80). Kealey Scott collected firsts in O Category 1 for 100 I.M. (1:26.57), 50 back (41.74), 50 breast (45.49) and 50 free (35.77), with a second in 100 free (1:22.47) that was a provincial qualifying time. William Townsend earned fourth in Div. 7 50 fly (32.32), fourth in 100 breast (1:34.72), second in 100 fly (1:17.19) and second in 100 free (1:07.55). Madoc Trafford took fourth for the Div. 2 100 I.M. (1:47.91), second in 50 back (48.83), third in 50 breast (58.25) and third in 50 free (40.77). Rhys Trafford got fourth in the Div. 3 100 I.M. final (2:02.57), James Urquhart placed fifth in the Div. 4 100 breast (1:59.14) and Reid Urquhart’s best showing was fifth in Div. 6 100 fly (1:18.73). All the swimmers have another chance to improve and stake their claim against the competition in the next meet at Campbell River.

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laden with Cowichan players did well in the Provincial Regional Championships. The U16 girls won gold, the U18 boys and U18 girls both took silver, the U16 boys finished fourth and the U15 boys — new this year — came seventh. The U16 girls included the valley’s Hannah Morten, Ciel Arbour-Boehme and Rachel Bates. Morten and Arbour-Boehme also played on the U18 team that was made up mostly of valley players — Georgia Whist, Carolina Mahecha, Jenn Lemon and Avi Sharabi of Brentwood, Shawnigan’s Nicole Crowley and Michelle Evans, and Cowichan’s Sam Jory, Allie White, Adrienne Saari, Leah Theobald, Darien Hobday, Britney Reid, Brittney Hearsey and Hannah Lauridsen — with Marius Felix and Steve Cowie as coaches. Jenner Teufel, a Shawnigan Lake School grad, played the hero for the U18 Tsunami boys in their 8-7 victory over Fraser Valley East that secured the silver medal. Teufel scored the game-winning try with basically no time left. The U15 Tsunami boys had a host of

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pirited competition from here, there and everywhere: Duncan Wildcats traveled in fine style to the annual Operation Trackshoes meet in Victoria. Thanks to the generous donation of bus and driver, 42 Wildcats made an exciting start at the meet. Athletes took part in many events from hurdles to high jump and 1,500-metre runs. Many personal records were set and the banquet and dance is always a highlight. A great team of running coaches ensured the competitors received additional training on Saturday mornings. Once again, Duncan earned the secondplace trophy in the adult division. Adding to the excitement was the addition of a teen group that has started training with the Wildcats. Eva Wynne expressed her gratitude to the many coaches and sponsors who make the event such a success. • North Island Tsunami rugby teams

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valley talent in the lineup and “the future looks bright,’’ according to manager Kenton McNutt. Cowichan Valley players on the team included: Masaru Evans-Kimoto, Colten Smith, Connor McGarry, Logan Gilliland, Kyle Joe, Karl Mattison, Lawrence Wong, Alex Hedley, Seth Purdey, Chad Garriock, John-Henry Morten, Owen Harvey, Jake Brotherston, Taylor De Souza, Orien De Melo, Haele Ferguson, Daylon Hicks, Bailey Harlow and Liam Jones. • Junior golfers from the valley competed in provincial championships. The boys were at Revelstoke where Callum Davison finished in a tie for 20th place in the elite field with a seven-over-par 295. Davison got hot in the middle rounds with a 70 and 72 sandwiched around an opening 77 and finishing 76. Gavin Hollebakken was tied for 30th at +11 (76-75-75-73 — 299) and Mount Brenton’s Dallas Jones had a 16-over-par 304 (74-72-81-77). In the junior girls’ tournament at Langley, Mount Brenton’s Emily Adams missed the third round cut. She was at 264.

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through 4. Before that, the team is going through a series of preparations for the big event. “This is an older version than last year’s team, with more depth that was fifth in the provincials with a 2-2 record,’’ noted Frost. “We have a team that will be very competitive and fun to watch.’’ A doubleheader Sunday at Evans Park against Campbell River kicked off the exhibition season. The Nationals swept both games 5-4 and 12-5. Strong pitching performances were turned in by Jordy Frost, Aaron Frost, Cameron Frame and Andrew Larson during the first game, as Jim Frost took a good look at how he might work the rotation during the tournament. The Nationals scored all their runs in the fourth inning. Back-to-back doubles by Alex Boos and Aaron Frost were the key hits. The defensive alignment looked strong at all the bases, with Max Winter at first, Blair Robertson at second and Reiya Tomida at third. Larson, Adam Sakuma and Zach Komst shared the pitching duties in the second game. This time, the Nationals’ offense started clicking right away in the first inning. Four runs were scored, sparked again by back-toback doubles from Frame and Larson. The Nationals put five more on the board in the fourth. Wes Smith’s double ignited the attack. Adam Fukakusa made two great catches in the outfield to save a couple of runs.

Casey Heyd Substantial improvements are being made by Casey Heyd in sprinting events compared to last year. Heyd, 15, accelerated her schedule and her pace on the track at the same time. “I’ve shaved off a second and almost a half from my 200 (metres) in just three or four months,’’ she said. Heyd’s top time in the 200 is now 26.46 seconds set during the Garriock track meet in Duncan last month and 12.68 in the 100 at the provincial high school championships in Langley. “I’m still pretty new at this track and field stuff,’’ she said. But Heyd’s taking the steps to finish at the top more frequently. “It’s a mix of between technique, eating right, staying healthy, getting strong muscles in the wintertime by going to the gym and working different muscles like your arms especially and your upper body,’’ she said. “It’s also stretching. You need flexibility and mentally a lot, too — prepping yourself and being in that state of mind before you race.’’ Steve Guille set Heyd in motion at Quamichan during her Grade 7 year and she’s been running with that experience ever since, with added coaching expertise from Crosbie Watler.

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Sizzling summer July days spent in the rink Icy situation: Kerry Park bonspiel back up to 27 entries

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here’s always been an alternative method for beating the heat in early July as long as the Kerry Park Recreation Centre has been

around. For curlers, it’s meant flocking to the Kerry Park Curling Club’s Summerspiel. The number of entries has flip-flopped over the years but seems to be on the upswing again. “Last year, we had 22 teams,’’ said Al Brown of the organizing committee. “This year we’re at 27. We actually flirted with 30 teams at one time.’’ “There was a team came all the way up from Colorado,’’ said Wes Craig, winner of the Stormin’ Norman Enterprises A event with Pat Sanders, Roselyn Craig and Michelle Allen. “They’re here for the week now. They came up because of the summer ‘spiel.’’ The ice conditions were generally good, but a couple of rocks took some unusual sudden turns during the finals. Curlers aren’t expecting perfect conditions this time of the year anyway. Going with the flow and enjoying the camaraderie is what it’s all about. Craig’s team included a wealth of international experience. “I’ve played with all of these people,’’ he said. “Michelle travelled to Europe last time and she’s going to go with us again.’’ Craig and wife Roz started making

European trips in 2004 and have gone every two years. They include Prague on the agenda each time and then add another destination. Dave Smith, a curler with extensive experience, came second to Craig in the A event with his Victoria team that included Sandy Martin, Dennis Erickson and Betty Guild. Leslie Shearer (Brenda Ridgeway, Keith Clarke, Angela Wood) came third and Bob Pope (Sally Noonan, George Duffell, Barry Sparkes) fourth. Dennis Sutton’s rink that included Tom West, Doug Rhiel and Trish Habermelh won the Duncan Iron Works B event. Lu Neilson (Tom Sandwith, Bonnie Davies, Rob Pearce), Ken Sawyer (Terry Sawyer, Al Brown, Marg Brown) and Paul Kondal (Lori Ritchie, Terry Bompas, Ann Bompas) rounded out the top four in order. Top honours in the Island Bakery C event went to the Chester rink of Josh Hozack, Corey Chester, Carley Sandwith, Zac Capron. Second was Lorraine Gagon with Rhonda Stoner, Eric Service and skip Graeme Service followed in third by the Berg rink of Tyler Jones, Merit Thorson, Trystyn Berg and Chelsea Spengler and the Lidstone rink in fourth place. Mike Angrove’s rink topped the Malahat Lions Club D event over runners-up Garry Franklyn, Glen Kennedy, Karen Rajala and Marion Borrow. The Erickson and Fornelli rinks secured the third and fourth spots, respectively.

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Superhuman effort made by Point during the Vancouver Marathon There was a Superman sighting during the Vancouver Marathon. The Man of Steel’s presence created all sorts of excitement, courtesy of another of valley resident Justin Point’s amazing costume creations. He’s appeared at major events before as famous personalities, including Elvis Presley that made people think the King of Rock ‘N’ Roll was indeed still alive and well.

“It was a long, very long day to run as temperatures exceeded 80 degrees (Fahrenheit),’’ noted Point of the experience in May. “The route, near the tail end of the run meanders alongside the ocean close to Stanley Park. I thought I would cool down, but it only got worse. “I was happy to finish and, of course, glad to make a few people laugh and smile.’’

Adversity doesn’t bother the Midget A1 Thunder Up for the challenge: Call-ups come in handy, as Cowichan lacrosse squad keeps pushing forward Don Bodger

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ew teams can overcome constant lineup shuffling and still succeed like the Cowichan Valley Midget A1 Thunder lacrosse team. The Thunder’s personnel continued to dwindle through injuries and player absences, but call-ups in the system helped save the day and keep the team on track toward the island championship. The Thunder completed the comeback from a game down Friday at Kerry Park Arena to take the deciding game in its semifinal series against Saanich 8-4. “We just knew we had to step it up,’’ said the Thunder’s Chris Branting. “We didn’t have a very good first game.’’ A foot injury had Branting reduced to power-play duty. “From game two, they had two of their strong players suspended that certainly benefited our team, not discrediting that we played well,’’ said Thunder coach Lorne Winship. The Thunder lost the first game in the series and then went to Calgary for a tournament before returning and evening the series to set the stage for Friday’s deciding triumph. “It’s on your mind for a week,’’ said Winship of leaving in the middle of the series. James Taylor was summoned from Midget B and Colton Lidstone and Brayden Zunti from Bantam A to help fill some gaps for the team. “They’re going to continue to stay with us,’’ said Winship. “Our numbers are pretty low.’’ The Thunder had only 11 regular runners. Braylon Lumb got the scoring started for the Thunder with the first two goals on assists from Mathieu Jung and Derek Hayes. Taylor then tallied from Colin Winship and Tyson Black scored late in the second period on assists from Winship and Brandon Corby.

In the third period, Taylor Martin got into the act with a pair of goals with assists to Lumb and Black on the first one and goalie Pollo Claxton on the second. Corby wrapped things up with the last two goals, with Hayes and Martin picking up assists. The Thunder went right into the best-of-three final against Juan de Fuca Sunday morning and took the first game by the same 8-4 score. “After (Sunday), we’ve beat them four times,’’ said Branting. “They’ve beat us twice. That’s including tournaments.’’ The Thunder held period leads of 2-1 and 5-2, but Juan de Fuca cut it to 5-4 at one point with two power play markers before Cowichan took charge again with the last three straight goals. “We just kind of carried on and played real solid defence,’’ said coach Winship after the score got close. Zunti and Winship scored in the first period on assists by Black and Jung, respectively. Jung clicked from Lumb and Corby, Lumb added another from Black and Corby, and Jung and Lumb played setup men for the third Thunder goal of the second period by Corby. Martin and Corby notched unassisted goals in the third period. The final goal by Steven Robertson came on an assist from Martin. “We’ve had very close games against them — the most heated rivalry I’ve ever experienced,’’ said Lorne Winship. The Thunder had a chance to finish off Juan de Fuca Tuesday at Cowichan Arena. The winner of the series advances to the provincial playoffs in Port Coquitlam at the end of the month and the loser goes into a sudden-death wild card game against the fourth-place Mainland team. The Thunder was going to be without Jung and Lumb for game two. They’re in California for field lacrosse. “Juan de Fuca also has a couple of players at this field lacrosse event,’’ Winship said, that will help balance the scales.

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It’s been a busy stretch of games for the Cowichan Valley Midget A1 Thunder. “Up to (Sunday), we’ve played eight games in nine days,’’ said coach Lorne Winship. Action from Friday’s deciding island semifinal game, above, includes: Derek Hayes of Cowichan spinning to avoid contact from Wilson Gurney and Cole Christiaens of Saanich and, left, Tyler Glanfield of Cowichan looking to make a long pass under pressure from Luke Violini of Saanich. Cowichan won 8-4 and opened the island final with a victory over Juan de Fuca by the same score.

Wild lacrosse final for Bantam B Thunder against Comox Don Bodger

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Last teams standing: One more game needed to decide the island title

owichan Valley’s Bantam B Thunder lacrosse team is on the run toward the island championship but has already secured its place in the provincials. The series began with eight teams and is now down to two. The Thunder started against Victoria-Esquimalt and won both games. The Thunder then met Port Alberni in a neutral site game at Frank Crane Arena in

Nanaimo and prevailed 7-6 in a tough battle. Liam Joe scored the Thunder’s lone goal in the first period. Joe added another in the third to complement a pair from Gavin Spencer and singles by Brayden Grantham, Seth Negaard and Caleb Nordstrom. The second game in Nanaimo against Alberni went in the books as a 5-3 Thunder win. A hat trick by Spencer led the way while Grantham and Parker Teufel contributed singles.

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Centre in Duncan saw the Thunder even the series with a 9-5 victory. The scoring was spread throughout the lineup, with Raphael and Teufel playing the lead role with two goals apiece. Nathan Clark, Grantham, Joe, Negaard and Michael Shepherd were the other marksmen. Assists went to Sam Baxter, Wright, Teufel, Dawson Bittner, Rhys Mazurenko and Shepherd. The Thunder is still awaiting word on when the third and deciding game for the island championship will be played.


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A32 Cowichan News Leader Pictorial

Wednesday, July 10, 2013

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Cowichan News Leader Pictorial, July 10, 2013  

July 10, 2013 edition of the Cowichan News Leader Pictorial

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