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Record crowds of 15,000+ attend SunFest Biggest ever: Peaceful, safe, rockabilly blast ignited by dedicated volunteers, vigilant security and family atmosphere on Cowichan Exhibition grounds Peter W. Rusland

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ecord crowds, committed volunteers, and vigilant security made SunFest 11 Cowichan’s biggest festival in history. “Sunday was sold out for the first time ever, with all the walk-ups (ticket sales),” spokeswoman Charlotte Fisher said, pegging attendance at 15,000plus during the four-day event on Cowichan Exhibition grounds. Fisher applauded a basically troublefree festival thanks to this year’s hiring of a private security firm to keep order in a series of fenced areas. “The RCMP did a great job too; fantastic,” she said. Roadside check stops along the lsland Highway at night were relatively quiet, one officer told the News Leader Pictorial. He suspected fan awareness has hit home about not drinking and driving, but camping at CowEx grounds where a town of campsites was packed. Fisher also raved about SunFest’s army of volunteers that steered everything from information and tickets to parking. There was even a yellow-clad crossing guard helping folks over the highway. “Our volunteers are absolute rockstars,” she said. SunFest’s clockwork helped spring as-yet untallied proceeds on valley charities. Judging by whopping 50-50 draws, various groups should be grinning. “The MS Society did great on with 50-50s, raising thousands of dollars.” Sunday’s take was more than $15,000, with half going to the society. Meanwhile, next year’s headliner hasn’t been announced. “There’s something in the works,” Fisher said, agreeing the musical bar was raised its highest yet with superstar gentleman Alan Jackson’s Sunday show.

He and his eight-piece Strayhorns’ band charmed the crowd with various singalong hits including It’s Five O’Clock Somewhere, Chattahoochee, Mercury Blues, and Pop A Top, Little Bitty, and many others while movie footage of Jackson was screened on a stage-side jumbo monitor. Jackson clearly felt at home during his first island visit — he tossed swag and guitar picks into the crowd, and even let some fans dance on the stage during his finale. But Jackson wasn’t the only musical action during a weekend boasting twodozen acts spanning locals to Canadian talent on the main and Saloon Stages. Cloudy weather, and some rain, cooled the yawning site, but not the spirits of fans who came from Europe and beyond for their country fix. And with the Merritt Mountain Festival scrubbed this year, some looked to Cowichan for their western fun. Unlike some other events based on booze, SunFest remains a family festival founded on safe times and good tunes for everyone — including challenged folks — while still offering beverage gardens. CowEx brass receive SunFest proceeds to help maintain their sweeping grounds under the gaze of Mount Prevost. SunFest has become a watercolour world of country kids, Frisbee tossing, tattooed fans, denim, Bud Girls, Rockstar energy drinks, lawn chairs, extravagant cowpoke outfits, and polite lineups for port-a-potties and food to suds. Fans who ignored advice about drinking plenty of water, and wearing earplugs, may have paid the price. Still, SunFest is now in the big-time festival saddle — and Wideglide Entertainment has a delightfully tough act to follow for next year’s event. Folks looking for lost items can email info@sunfestconcerts.com. For more on the festival, see Pages 16 and 18.

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Headliner Alan Jackson wowed the crowd as the SunFest 2013 headliner. Organizers have set the bar high now by attracting entertainers the likes of internationally-acclaimed Jackson. Left, crowds packed the stage area throughout the long weekend for a close-up glimpse of the performers. The demise of the Merritt Mountain Music Festival, temporarily at least, has been a boon for Cowichan’s country festival.

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Lake Cowichan saw its first major lake incident of the summer Thursday, Aug. 1., reported Lake Cowichan RCMP Cpl. Warren Potter. “It was a zoo all weekend,” said Potter, noting the incident of two motorpowered vessels colliding at about 4 p.m. Thursday.

“The two vessels involved were a Sea-Doo and a 19-foot boat,” said Potter in a press release of the crash that occurred a short distance west of the public marina on Point Ideal road. “The operator of the Sea-Doo, a 20-year-old man from Surrey, sustained a head injury in the crash,

requiring hospitalization. The operator of the 19-foot boat, a 35-year-old man from Sooke, was not injured in the crash.” Potter wouldn’t release any other details as the crash is still under investigation by RCMP and South Island Integrated Marine Unit.

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Wedderspoon Farm assists food bank Organic food deposit: Sebastien Martin’s model of permaculture farming gives back by helping feed Duncan’s needy Peter W. Rusland

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Wedderspoon organic farm donates 1,000 pounds of produce to Duncan’s food bank Friday. From left are Cowichan Valley Basket Society’s John Digsby, and Wedderspoon’s Kurtis Howes, Roy Thompson, Jason Greenwood, Jay Robinson (lower left), Nikole Simons, and Lara Tataryn.

uncan’s struggling food bank got a 1,000 pounds of organic help from its friends at Wedderspoon Farm. That’s where owner Sebastien Martin and his staff loaded squash, zucchinis, kale, rosemary, Swiss chard and more into a truck for use in Cowichan Valley Basket Society’s soup kitchen and hamper programs. Martin was happy to help the food bank in need of fresh, organic food year-round. “It’s a good way of farming — and giving back to the community,” he said of bounty from Wedderspoon’s model of permaculture just off North Cowichan’s Herd Road. Produce donated Friday was

grown from seeds planted by him and his staff, many hired after grants ended at Cowichan Green Community. “Using permaculture classes, we had to show them how to grow gardens from scratch,” Martin said. Food basket spokesman, Peter Delange understood. “This guy’s not just a farmer, he’s a visionary,” he said, applauding Martin’s first food-bank donation headed for soups and other uses to feed organic grub to the local less fortunate. “If people who are needy can get a healthy meal, that’s obviously better.” Martin’s first food-bank donation won’t likely be his farm’s last. “We’ll keep doing it maybe three or four times a year,” he said. Donations to the food bank can be made by calling 250-746-1566.

Stoney Hill debate on a retreat until the autumn Re-routed?: Task force to report back on road options

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he fate of a proposed Stoney Hill petitioner’s road won’t be known until at least October. North Cowichan council’s three-month delay follows a July 9 workshop exploring aspects of the petitioner’s route through Stoney Hill and Bird’s Eye Cove Farm. Almost 30 residents expressed views and recorded concerns on a questionnaire developed

for the meeting, Mayor Jon Lefebure’s release reads. That was followed by a July 17 meeting where councillors agreed to terms of reference for a Stoney Hill Task Force. That committee was created to analyze the proposed petitioners’ road route, and road standards, through Stoney Hill on Maple Bay Peninsula. It holds municipal forest lands, cliffs, and properties for which council is legally bound

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Track access still blocked

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Handicap sign: Residents insulted, tired of slow ramp talks between city council and rail operator

Pompeo case: Application by convicted Mountie’s lawyer being handled by Crown lawyer Carmen Rogers

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andicapped access is still blocked across the rail tracks at Duncan’s train station, and some residents are tired of waiting for a crossing ramp as council negotiates with Southern Rail. Lehanna Green was miffed about a city sign at the tracks reading ‘No handicap access beyond this point’ while challenged folks are forced to cross elsewhere — such as 100 yards north on a concrete pad fronting the Professional Building. “It’s rude,” she said of the sign. It absolves council of liability if someone’s injured crossing the tracks between Duncan Street and the station’s Hoey Park. “It’s a cop-out by the city; instead of fixing the problem, the city put up a sign for people with handicaps — it’s a Band-aid. “As a citizen helping with free events for people downtown, it’s embarrassing,” said Green. Her comments follow March’s action by resident Guy Frith. His answer to the foot-and-handicapped ramp was illegally dumping gravel between the tracks. That fill was yanked by works crews. The city has learned from Southern its solution is a safely engineered ramp and track section — worth about $43,000 — to prevent derailment or other problems. “Staff is still working on it with the rail operator (Southern and the Island Corridor Foundation), and trying to come up with engineered specifications that are workable,” Mayor Phil Kent told the News Leader Pictorial Saturday as the park’s popular 39 Days Of July was nearly wrapped. Timelines for that fix were unknown, he added. Meanwhile, Cowichan Wheels wheelchair rugby team has raised some $2,000 toward Southern’s ramp, said player and former city councillor, Paul Fletcher.

onvicted Cowichan RCMP Const. David Pompeo’s sentencing — for the shooting of a valley man — is slated for month’s end after Colwood court hears a defense application Aug. 21, Crown counsel Neil MacKenzie explains. “As this is a matter that is still before the court, Crown is limited in what we can appropriately say outside court at this point in the proceedings,” he tells the News Leader Pictorial via email. “Crown does now have another prosecutor working on the Pompeo case, as a result of an application Andrew Leong/file we anticipate being made by Const. David Pompeo arrives at the Duncan courthouse during his defense counsel on Aug. 21. “That application will be latest appearance in July. dealt with by Carmen Rogers, Q.C., a senior prosecutor with the Victoria office.” The defense’s application, MacKenzie explains, relates to the Crown’s position on sentencing. A notice of appeal was filed by Pompeo’s defense lawyer in the matter some time ago. Hearing of that appeal is currently scheduled for Sept. 18 and 19. Pompeo, of North Cowichan/Duncan’s RCMP detachment, is next to appear Aug. 26 and 27 in Colwood provincial court. He’ll face punishment for aggravated assault after shooting Bill Gillespie in September 2009 on a driveway near Chemainus. The move to Colwood court was due to scheduling.

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Wording of a No handicap-access sign, installed at downtown’s Charles Hoey Park, has upset residents demanding a ramp installed across the train tracks between the park and Duncan Street. He’s also frustrated with sluggish speed in installing the needed access ramp. “We’re willing to donate $2,000 to get it fixed.” Fletcher believed a concrete slab, such as the one down the tracks, is the easy answer. “It’s the railway (Southern) saying it wants the official (ramp/track section) installed, and they get them from Alberta — the problem is it doesn’t fit because rail dimensions here in Duncan is slightly different than the rails on the mainland.” Fletcher broached the tracks access issue when still on council. The official fix means swapping some tracking “then dropping in the official crossing (ramp).” He added council believed the $43,000 tab is too expensive, and sought some slab costs and ideas from Surespan Concrete. Since then, an official track crossing, near Cowichan Commons’ Walmart, has been installed along the Friendship Trail from downtown. “Who paid for that one?” asked Fletcher, adding, “The (downtown) sign is quite insulting.”

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Second childhood evoked from small-car collection

Pride and joy: Gibb George displays roadside raft of dinky cars, Tonka trucks, Hot Wheels, and other toy vehicles Peter W. Rusland

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Gibb George with a miniature Dodge monster-truck, among hundreds of scale-model rides displayed along his fence near Duncan.

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ibb George’s first childhood was ruined by the brutal residential school he attended. So he’s recreating his formative years by collecting a growing fleet of toy cars, trucks, motorcycles, fire trucks, hot rods and more. They’re proudly displayed along his wooden fence, just across the Cowichan River’s bridge beside the three ways at Allenby, Miller and Indian roads. “It’s just a hobby,” he smiled, hefting a red, scale-model of a full-size PT Cruiser he’d love to own someday. “I was in residential school, and I never had time to grow up,” said George, 50, shivering emotionally at the horrors of his primary-school. Now he’s making up for lost time by amassing an untold tally of tiny vehicles collected, or given to him, during the past eight years at his place. “I get them from wherever — garage sales, flea markets, second-hand places,” the affable auto hound said as folks visited his garage sale of house-

hold items Saturday. But George’s autos — perhaps Canada’s largest outdoor display of used toy vehicles — attract tons of curious travellers. “I get all kinds of people coming by, including people on bikes. “One time, I had eight cars full of people out there from Campbell River, taking pictures.” But some take more than snapshots. “Some cars have been stolen — they come right into my yard — but other people drop boxes of vehicles off too,” he said, noting more valuable pieces, such as older yellow Tonka dump trucks, are kept inside. The vast number — some 200 little rides alone parked on the south side of his fence — remain exhibited in his home-made dinky-car display. Larger models include a miniature quad-bike he’d also like to have. George has been told he could sell some of his cars on eBay, but so far he’s been reluctant to part with them. Meanwhile, he scooped a handful of cars from a bulging shopping bag. George will find spots for them someplace. “If I run out of room, I just put up more fencing,” he laughed.

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Please be advised that in-river gravel removal with heavy machinery will be taking place from August 5 to September 15 immediately upstream of the Rail Bridge (Black Bridge). Tubers and swimmers should not enter the area. Pull out zones along the Allenby Road Bridge should be used. Public access to the Beach areas adjacent to the Rail Bridge will also be closed for the duration of the project.

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Popular festivals true teamwork

While Cowichan’s paid economic-development officials struggle to lure businesses here, organizers of our many popular festivals seem to have the knack. Maybe sincerity from local volunteers’ labors of love are just felt by tourists and Cowichanians alike. Whatever the reason, Warm Land’s cultural coffers are perennially stoked by folks at the Islands Folks Festival, 39 Days Of Summer, Rock of the Woods, Alive Inside, Chemainus Bluegrass Festival, Cowichan Musical Festival, Duncan Summer Festival, and last weekend’s sensational SunFest. Toss in Special Woodstock and the Cowichan Wine & Culinary Festival, and there’s something for every age, taste, ability and pocketbook. Sure, some organizations have paid employees arranging the myriad of unseen details needed to stage just one of these events. But without Cowichan’s legion of volunteers, most family events many folks take for granted would fold. Case in point, our defunct 12-year-old Cowichan Fringe. Event volAnd make no mistake, government unteers and grants are scarce, needing precise apstaffers doing plication finesse. Some festivals get no grants, relying economic on donations, fundraising, and maybe private foundation generosity. spade work But our festivals soldier bravely on, bringing a squad of economic spinoffs from packed hotels and bulging bistro tills, to sales of artwork, fuel, and much more. That’s where our paid bureaucrats should also be — touting Cowichan as the place to work, live and play. Our new visitor infocentre at the forest museum will help, but our politicians, economic development employees, and chambers of commerce could take larger roles supporting events with annual fiscal windfalls. Most of those folks rarely surface at our festivals. Maybe they’re on vacation or working elsewhere. But they must been seen to be helping the Warm Land. It seems the grunt work’s done by our amazing volunteers, and some employees, stuffing proceeds into purses of charities and hospitality businesses. We could be so much more with everyone pulling together.

We say:

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

This we like

Business was booming in the Cowichan Valley during the long weekend. With SunFest attracting a record crowd, the tourist draw to the region and the dollars that go with it is huge. On top of that, provincial Midget AA baseball and Dilly softball tournaments and the Cowichan Bay Sailing Regatta brought lots of people to town who were laying out the cash for food, accommodation and more.

SunFest has clearly established itself among the premier country music festivals in the country.

No blocked trains or coal in Green MLA’s future Tom Fletcher Black Press

After climate scientist-turned-Green Party MLA Andrew Weaver had a taste of debate in the B.C. legislature, I asked him for his impressions on that and other issues: TF: You did a study comparing burning all the world’s coal reserves and all oil reserves, showing how big coal really is. The federal government says when you add up what’s being used in North America, carbon emissions from coal are about 30 times more than from oil. Now we have a symbolic coal export ban in Vancouver, which doesn’t apply to Port Moody or Point Roberts or Prince Rupert. Do you think there’s any significance to this? AW: There is no question that the biggest issue around is coal, because coal use is on the rise world-wide. Not in the United States, because they’re converting [power production] to natural gas. This is why American producers say let’s ship it to Asia. California says no,

Oregon says no, Washington says no. Vancouver says no, British Columbia, not sure. It’s pushing us to start thinking about what I think is going to be the greatest industrial revolution the world has ever seen, which is transformation of energy systems away from our combustion approach, which is essentially what we’ve been doing since we were in caves. We’ve gone from burning wood to now fossil wood, and fossil plants and fossil algae, to a much more modern era of production of energy through natural means, solar, wind, geothermal etc. TF: Liquified natural gas. The NDP says they are absolutely in favour of that now. AW: I have questioned the economics of it from day one. There’s a market differential that exists now. There’s that small window because Japan is moving from nuclear to natural gas. But we’re way behind everyone else. TF: Thirty years ago, Japan played Australia and B.C. off for metallurgical coal. Those northeast B.C. coal mines are back up

It might be nice if some of our local leaders and politicians turned up at some of these many community festivals taking place during the summer. You can tell it’s not an election year. Most of them are nowhere to be seen. In an election year, they’re all over the place. Whether it’s an election year or not, these are big events for the community, not just of opportune political interest.

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and running again, but you’re seeing a similar thing here? AW: Yes. And if we start shipping natural gas to Asia … the Asian price comes down, the North American price goes up. British Columbians haven’t been told that. TF: How has the legislature session been? AW: I sit there and watch the two parties. Rhetorical question, condescending answer. Rhetorical question, condescending answer. And I hope more British Columbians watch this, because this needs to change. I think it can. TF: The NDP opposition decides when you and Delta South Independent Vicki Huntington get your occasional moments in question period? AW: Yes, and if I’ve asked it’s been no problem. TF: Grudgingly no doubt. If the NDP had their way, the closest Green would be in Holland. AW: (Laughs) Yes. Certainly not in North America. There’s this sense of entitlement

within the NDP to the ‘green’ vote. And I sense that the B.C. Liberals very much like our existence, as being not NDP. The reality is, we take as many Liberal votes, if not more. It’s because what it means to be ‘green’ has moved out of what the NDP view as green, which is a tree hugger. It’s kids going to school, talking about conservation, and going home to talk to their parents. That’s where our votes are coming from. TF: Are you going to be found standing in front of a coal train any time soon? AW: No, never. They asked me to, and I said no, because I don’t believe in civil disobedience. Tom Fletcher is the legislative reporter for Black Press. Reach him at tfletcher@blackpress.ca.


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Are you afraid of large predatory animals in Cowichan? “No, because I’ve got lots of guns.”

Tim Plumb, Duncan

“Definitely, because we have kids. We live on the edge of the forest and bears come around looking for garbage several times a week. We keep bear spray and an air horn by the door, and we have a 70-pound dog.”

Alisha Baker, Lake Cowichan

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Fletcher needs to do more homework before talking NDP

Don’t be fooled by director’s salary grandstanding

Dear editor What a scam! I am talking about Director Ian Morrison’s grandstanding call for a municipal auditor to conduct a review on some sort of hidden CVRD salary increase. His total lack of understanding on the reasons for the increase remains a mystery and his explanation on being under-informed is politically motivated. He implies the CVRD administration withheld information from him. While I am not a municipal auditor, the increase can be attributed to any one of or any combination of the following factors: · The CVRD policy of no banked vacation time allowed. Therefore, if you do not use your approved time, the CVRD must buy it out. · Individuals have been promoted. With additional responsibilities you are generally provided with additional pay. · Job descriptions changed to focus on the new services mandated. If you change a person’s job description without a pay rate change then you may find that you have constructively dismissed that employee. · The regular bump-up may have been missed in the past so a larger bump-up is required to bring that individuals’ pay rate in line. One thing is very clear to me: he has failed to conduct a thorough review of the issue and instead has publicly proclaimed his innocence to distance himself from a decision that he was a part of. Ken Cossey

In my opinion: Crowder offers different take on her party

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ttached is a letter written by my colleague Alex Atamanenko, MP for BC Southern Interior. It is in response to an opinion piece in by Tom Fletcher, which also appeared in the July 31 News Leader Pictorial. Re: “What ails the NDP?” Similkameen Spotlight, June 19 Frankly, I am fed-up with Fletcher’s regular and misleading diatribes. It is clear any notion of a social contract between a government and its people is comAndrew Leong pletely lost on the author. A collaborative “Paint In” fundraising project by artists Lesley Fountain, Cheryl Bakke Martin, and Pipi Tustian, There is no suggestion of the fact other painting three canvasses at Tangerine Dream Gallery and Studio in Cowichan Bay Saturday, with most of the pro- developed, highly industrialized countries ceeds supporting the Cowichan Valley Basket Society. have publicly funded post-secondary tuition, eReader. I admit both versions travel pretty useful technology and outright cash grabs children’s daycare, senior’s care and so much well but it’s hard to share the pictures with that threaten our well-being. Accepting the more for their citizens. kids in an e-version. word of engineers re: the safety of wireless Never does he question why it is possible Now about libraries and information. technology is a sad joke. Informed consum- for Sweden, Norway and other progressive Believing all you look up online is dubiers know many health and safety experts European countries to consistently enjoy the ous at best; have faith in well-researched from around the world have researched and world’s strongest economies while maintaining non-fiction reference books sitting on your published the true consequences. such expanded social programs. library shelves, with smart library staffers to The B.C. government’s back-down on Could it be because these countries have Shawnigan Lake also lead you to sources you wouldn’t expect, obligatory smart meters suggests somebody’s strong unions and highly engaged citizens yes, some online. And librarians will get you finally done some basic research, but like who have seen through the type of propaLibraries will continue to give great books, ebooks, DVDs, CDs from other insti- the vast majority of governments in North ganda espoused by the author and demand a tutions, the ultimate in resource sharing. America that continue to disallow labelling significant portion of their common wealth be value to communities Libraries are the most egalitarian of instiof GM foods, it takes the unscrupulous atshared for the benefit of all? Dear editor tutions, discriminating not a whit between titude of “Protect your family’s health if you The author also seems unaware of the Just returned from the beach with my rich or poor, well-educated or striving. The must, but it’s going to cost you.” evidence which shows many public private library book relatively intact to re-read your buildings are often welcoming shelters for What’s left of democracy on this continent partnerships (PPPs) are not as cost-effective as “Both sides of” on libraries. those folk without much else but time. Chilneeds an education in why following the pre- those that are publicly funded. The paper book is so much more than the dren are so welcomed they have their own cautionary principle and fostering the public And, to mention the political donations eBook version. You can read a real book area and programs — free to all. good are requirements for its own survival of labour unions to the B.C. NDP without out in the sun and as well never worry about Enough praise. I hope we don’t see the end in this 21st century of rampant corporate the contrast of those by corporations to the re-charging your reading device; no batof libraries, especially as gathering places. Of greed. Liberal Party — $46 million from 2005 to teries required. You can actually write in a Pat Barclay course, the formats will change for the new 2012 according to Vancouver Sun — is just real book; do so wildly in your own copies devices, but I think books will be around for Salt Spring Island bad reporting. but judiciously correct spelling in library a long, long time, as will great places to read. I would like to challenge the author to books. (Tell no one.) Paper books can be Donna Wakefield provide evidence of any other party in governWelcome to life in the slow lane read dozens of times then re-cycled into new Maple Bay ment that has ever matched Tommy Douglas’ Dear editor paper products; try that with your obsolete fi scal record. When Tommy took office in Columnist Jay Siska hit the nail on the 1944 Saskatchewan had a debt of $218 million Informed consumers are no longer head with his piece on traffic-safety mea(38% of provincial GDP). By 1953 he elimion the Malahat: long weekend traffic going to stand for corporate agenda sures nated it and by 1961, when he left office, he jams here we come. Dear editor had produced 17 successive budget surpluses. Jason T. Galagher, Victoria Will someone please tell BC Hydro spokes- comment submitted at cowichannewsleader.com While in office, he coaxed publicly funded “Are you able to perform the Heimlich manoeuvre in an person Cindy Verschoor this is not the 20th medicare down out of the dream-tree and emergency?” century! However, smart meters do belong made it a reality for the citizens of SasYou answered: (45 votes) to that previous era when technology was katchewan, and the rest of the country soon 84 % YES God and the unsuspecting public did its best More letters online Also, read fresh stories every day and share your thoughts followed. 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Wednesday, August 7, 2013

Duncan’s Got Talent stars shine brightly

And the winners are: Ties abound as song and dance contestants show their skills during 39 Days Of July stage action

Peter W. Rusland

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uncan’s Got Talent was so close judges posted ties in the contest’s three main slots. In Dance, Vance Driver was the winner, while Alysa White and Maddie Miller finished second. Tied for third place were Michael Slang and Dawson Tomich.

Show Tunes/Cover Tunes saw a tie for first among Connor Lachmanac with Hannah Seinen and Ellen Reimer. Emily Paton earned second while Jaclyn Childs clinched third place. Singer-Songwriter action saw Patrick Dixon and Schayde Dame tied for the win. DGT’s Over-20 category saw Mary Harrison win, while Rachel Orange finished second.

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Hanna Sienne (above, left) and Ellen Reimer tied for first place with Connor Lachmanac in Duncan’s Got Talent’s Show Tunes/Cover Tunes slot. Dawson Tomich (above) tied for third place with Michael Slang in DGT’s Dance category. Judges included Lara Cardriver, Cathy Schmidt, Beverley McKeen and Christine Shaw.

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Photographer’s furry friends stealing hearts of Facebook followers Ashley Degraaf

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owichan’s Colt Francis has over 1,000 folks who’ve ‘Liked’ his Facebook page Colts

Photos. But there’s much to like about the 11-year-old photographer’s story. When he was just nine years old, the Cowichan kid picked up his first Samsung point-and-shoot and started snapping. “...(He) saw that I was taking a lot of photos all the time,” explained mom, Sabrina Francis. She and husband Rob own Duncan’s Cedar Ridge Complete Canine Care. “We own a dog service business so it started out as taking a few photos of our own dogs, then our dog training classes

and then some of the daycare dogs,” explained Sabrina. Colt lives with a condition called Crouzon Syndrome, a genetic disorder characterized by the premature fusion of certain skull bones, preventing the skull from growing normally and affects the shape of the head and face. The condition hasn’t held him back. In fact, Colt’s excelled so much at photography, he’s now capturing cool shots for the local SPCA in hopes pets will find loving homes. “One day Colton asked if he could go see the kittens at the SPCA and I said, ‘Do you think you would want to take photos of them?’ He loved the idea and that’s when taking photos of rescue dogs blossomed,” explained his mom. “We figured Colt could combine seeing the cats with photos. It turned into a great

thing for him and the SPCA and of course for the animals in need.” Colt’s Facebook page recently saw a huge boost of likes when his story was featured on CTV News. And better yet, after his story was broadcasted, Cowichan’s Frank Wall spotted his runaway cat as one of Colt’s pet photo subjects on his social media site. “We found your photo page through a news story and started browsing through your beautiful photos when, lo-and-behold, we noticed this one,” wrote Wall on Colt’s page. “This is our 16-year-old cat, Wednesday, who went missing from our home over a month ago. She is back at home now sleeping peacefully on her favourite perch on the front deck and we’re glad to have her back.” Colt now uses a Canon SLR

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Cowichan’s Colt Francis, left, with family dog Jax. Above, a Bengal in one of Francis’ favourite shots. and once in awhile borrows his mom’s Canon Rebel Ti3. “I don’t know, I just shoot them,” were his wise words on keeping his photos fresh. “The right angle makes a difference in a photo,” said Sabrina. “Snapping lots of photos at different angles can sometimes get you what you were hoping for.”

“He has an amazing energy with animals. He trusts them and they trust him. It is beautiful to watch,” she added on Colt’s pet shoots. “They move too much and want to bonk and kiss the lens. They don’t stay very well,” Colt noted of most animals he works with. His favourite photos are of a

cool orange-coloured Bengal cat lounging in a cat bed, and a black-and-white kitten staring straight at the camera. He uses the online editing program Picmonkey to tinker with his photos, which are currently on display at Duncan’s Power Lunch cafe on Canada Avenue. Colt is also offering private photo shoots.

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Take credit for summer child care

or much of the year, and depending on their age, your children are in daycare, school or before/after school programs–so you know they are well cared for while you pursue your vocation. But during the summer months, when schools are closed and daycare centres may curtail their hours of operation, you have to find another way of keeping your kids safe and occupied during the day. That’s why summer day camps are such a popular choice for parents everywhere in Canada. And here’s a moneysaving fact that makes day camps even more attractive: day camp fees, like other child care expenses, may be deducted from a parent’s income taxes. Here’s how it works.

• Day camp expenses can be deducted from income tax by the lower earning spouse of an eligible child.

o Child eligible for the disability tax credit – $250 You can claim these deductions using tax form T778. You are not required to submit receipts with the form but you should retain them in case they are ever requested. Child care expenses are tax deductible both federally and provincially, except for Québec. In Québec, child care expenses can be claimed as a refundable tax credit with the credit rate varying depending on net family income. Get all the (tax) credit you deserve for sending your kids to day camp–and make sure you get maximum tax-reduction benefits from your other tax credits and deductions. Talk to your professional advisor about the complete roster of tax-saving strategies that can work for you.

• The amount of child care expenses that can be claimed in a tax year is based on the child’s age and whether the child has any disabilities.

• Deductions for payments to a boarding school or overnight camp have weekly limits. For each week the child attends the school or camp the weekly limit is: o Child under age 7 – $175 per week o Child age 7 to 16 – $100

OF AN ALTERNATIVE APPROVAL PROCESS OPPORTUNITY FOR CVRD SERVICE AMENDMENT BYLAW NO. 3713 Annual Financial Contribution Service (Thetis Island Residents and Ratepayers Association) NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that the Board of the Cowichan Valley Regional District proposes to adopt “CVRD Bylaw No. 3713 – Thetis Island Residents and Ratepayers Association Annual Financial Contribution Service Amendment Bylaw, 2013”. ByLaw SummaRy If adopted, Bylaw No. 3713 will allow the Cowichan Valley Regional District to increase the maximum annual financial contribution to the Thetis Island Residents and Ratepayers Association (TIRRA) from $40,000 up to $100,000 per year. The purpose of the increase is to assist TIRRA with costs associated with the operation, collection and transportation of solid waste and recycling materials on Thetis Island. Costs are to be recovered through an annual parcel tax on appropriate parcels within the proposed service area. Currently, there are 354 properties within the service area (Thetis Island) that may be charged up to $282.49 per annum, as set out in the table below. The complete bylaw is available for review at the Cowichan Valley Regional District office, located at 175 Ingram Street in Duncan, during regular office hours, Monday to Friday 8:00 am - 4:30 pm, excluding statutory holidays. A copy of the bylaw is also available on the CVRD website at www.cvrd.bc.ca. Calculation Table Maximum Annual Contribution to Service

Current Number of Parcels Within Service Area

Maximum Annual Cost Per Parcel

Number of Registered Electors in the Service Area

10% of the Electors

$100,000

354

$282.49

307

31

aLTERnaTivE appROvaL pROCESS and ELigiBiLiTy The Regional District may adopt this bylaw unless at least 10% of electors within the proposed service area indicate that a referendum must be held by submitting a signed Elector Response Form to the Regional District office no later than 4:30 pm on Tuesday, September 17, 2013. Elector Response Forms must be in the form established by the Regional District, and only those persons who qualify as electors of Thetis Island are entitled to sign. Service area electors may qualify as either resident electors or as non-resident property electors, as follows:

• The deductible amount also has an overall limit of two-thirds of the earned income of the lower earning parent. • The annual child care expense limit per child is: o Child under age 7 – $7,000 o Child age seven to 16 – $4,000 o Child eligible for the disability tax credit – $10,000

NOTICE TO ELECTORS WITHIN A PORTION OF ELECTORAL AREA G – SALTAIR/GULF ISLANDS (THETIS ISLAND ONLY)

Submitted by

Patti Bergstrom CFP, CPCA

Senior Executive Financial Consultant patti. bergstrom@investorsgroup.com This column, written and published by Investors Group Financial Services Inc. (in Québec – a Financial Services Firm), and Investors Group Securities Inc. (in Québec, a firm in Financial Planning) presents general information only and is not a solicitation to buy or sell any investments. Contact your own advisor for specific advice about your circumstances. For more information on this topic please contact your Investors Group Consultant.

Resident Elector – You are entitled to submit an Elector Response Form as a resident elector if you are age 18 or older on the day of submission, are a Canadian citizen, have lived in BC for at least six months, and have been a resident of Thetis Island for the past 30 days or more. Non-Resident Property Elector – You are entitled to submit an Elector Response Form as a non-resident property elector if you are age 18 or older on the day of submission, are a Canadian citizen, have lived in BC for at least six months, have owned and held registered title to a property in Thetis Island for the past 30 days or more, and do not qualify as a resident elector. NOTE: Only one non-resident property elector may submit a response form per property, regardless of how many owners there may be. If less than 10% (31) of the service area electors submit an Elector Response Form, the bylaw will be deemed to have the approval of the electors and the Regional District may proceed with adoption. For the purpose of conducting the alternative approval opportunity, the number of service area electors is calculated as 307. A copy of the bylaw and Elector Response Form is available from the CVRD, 175 Ingram Street, Duncan, BC V9L 1N8, Phone 746-2500/1-800-665-3955, e-mail kharrison@cvrd. bc.ca OR on the CVRD website at www.cvrd.bc.ca.

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y the way, did you hear: • Congratulations to former Duncan and Ladysmith RCMP Staff Sgt. Larry Chomyn who has just taken over the Westshore detachment in Langford and Colwood. He’s commuting from the family home in Duncan for the time being while they shop for homes further south. • In November, Comox’s David Gibson found an SD card on the ground just outside the Thrifty Foods store while visiting Duncan. He’s placed a couple samples of the many family event photos on his Facebook page in an effort to reunite them with their rightful owner. If you can’t find his page, contact him at davidgibson2@gmail.com. • Stormin’ Norman Jackson of Cowichan Golf and Country Club goes out of his way to accommodate people any way he can. Jackson recently provided a cart for Tony Painter to enjoy watching some of the Cowichan Open tournament at close range. Painter used to play in the tournament years ago, but now is wheelchair-bound and has limited mobility. Jackson also recently made a set of Taylor Made clubs available at a nominal cost for a promising young female golfer in Thailand, who has just taken up the sport

Valley people Name: Vicki Sjoberg Occupation: AutoCAD technician for McElhanney Age: 40 Hometown: Duncan If you get a chance go see: Wall-E Right now I am reading: Mansfield Park I’m listening to: rock At least once everyone should: climb Mt. Prevost to visit the cairn Most people don’t know I: maintain a vegetable garden at my parents house Proudest or happiest moment: birth of our two girls Biggest fear: losing my family If I was appointed queen of the valley I would: build a motorcycle race track Before I die: I want to travel to other continents Words I live by: smile and be happy

and is doing well but can’t afford her own clubs and was playing with only four clubs in her bag. • The new face at the Chemainus Visitor Centre belongs to Lucas Baird a VIU creative writing student who will be working about three days a week. • Registration is open for the Sept. 14 Parkinson SuperWalk along the Cowichan Valley Trail. For more on this fundraiser, go to parkinson.bc.ca. Sandra Thompson, who has Parkinson’s is one of many valley participants. • Nanaimo’s Zannetta Varley Anthony wants to thank witness Raymond Lea, Mike, the paramedic and his partner, Const. Sean Milne, Dr. Gallagher in the ER and an offduty paramedic, “whose name I can’t remember,” for their help in the wake of a recent car crash coming into Duncan. • Cowichan Therapeutic Riding Association head instructor, Lisa Pink was recently awarded the Andrea Gillies Award — a national award from the Canadian Therapeutic Riding Association for outstanding instructor. 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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Saturday

Thursday Tien Tai Insight Silent Retreat: advanced, seven-day silent retreat, Nichiren Peace Center, No. 4 Vimy & Cambrai Road. To register, call 250-710-7594 or visit www.VIRetreats.com.

Friday Lonesome Don Wilkie: solo slack-key, blues, originals and covers at Cowichan Bay Pub, 7 to 11 p.m.

Ashley Degraaf

Victoria rockers the Grass Tracks played Sunday, July 28 during the final day of the Rock of the Woods festival at Glenora’s Godfrey Brownell Vineyard.

Kid’s Night, Chemainus Art Beat: giant bubbles, hopscotch, fun with clay, bring your teddy bear and join Busker Bear, 5 to 9 p.m.,

Arts Show at the Dayliner Cafe: featuring Group of Three: Susan Derby, Val Galvan and Rob Kernachan, Dayliner Cafe, 10445 Chemainus Road.

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Summer Soiree & Art Auction: Dinner, silent and live auctions, live music and an afterdinner dance, Forbes Hall, Thetis Island, 5:30 to 11:30 p.m. $25 for adults and $8 for children. Contact Ellen Rush at 250-416-0013 or ellenrush@ gmail.com for tickets.

Youbou Regatta: Family fun in Arbutus Park. Pancake breakfast, parade, swimming races, music, concession, 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. For info, call 250-749-6742.

Chemainus Music in the Park: Accordion Day at Chemainus Waterwheel Park at 7 p.m., admission by donation.

Movies in the Park: bring your lawn chair or beach blanket to enjoy an outdoor movie, 9:15 p.m., Field A, Kerry Park Sports Fields, 1035 Shawnigan-Mill Bay Road. Admission by donation. Call 250-743-5922 for this year’s

Cowichan Valley B.C. Kidney Walk: to raise funds and awareness of organ donation that will help support the work of The Kidney Foundation, 10 a.m., Cowichan Valley Sportsplex, register at cowichanvalleykidneywalk.ca.

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ArtBeat keeps the rhythm going throughout August

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ArtBeat aims to get your heartbeat racing this month. The Friday night Chemainus art event has the following on tap: Kid’s Night (Aug. 9): Join ArtBeat for giant bubbles, hopscotch and fun with clay. Bring your Teddy Bear and join Busker Bear in the Secret Garden. The Pottery Store will be featuring guest artists Ellen Statz, John Charnetski and Rondeau

Fenton. Cap the night off with the zany antics of Oh! Ogopogo! (left). Old Time Chemainus Costume Party (Aug. 16): Dress up in any Old Time items you can find. Check out the Chemainus murals for inspiration or go and raid your (great) grandma’s treasure box! Featured performers are soulful folk singer Chris Ronald and country/folk songwriter & singer

JoHannah Knight. Luminaire Workshop (Aug. 23): If you don’t know how to make a luminaire for the parade on Aug. 30, you’ll want to attend the workshop with demonstrations and instructions. Then, enjoy the jazz stylings of Douglas Rollo & Sacha Pétulli. Artsbeat runs every Friday from 5 to 9 p.m. in downtown Chemainus.

SunFest performers dazzle enormous crowds PHOTOS by ANDREW LEONG

Clay Walker and his hot band (far left) rocked Friday’s main stage, following a wicked set by Thomas Rhett (left). Saturday’s headline act saw Shawna and Keifer Thompson of Thompson Square mug with their guitarist after Jerrod Niemann and his horn-backed crew blew the crowd away (lower left). SunFest fun was monitored by Mounties (below) and private security forces that kept a lid on safety all weekend while folks frolicked with Frisbees and beach balls that bobbed across the well-behaved audience.

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Fans rock during evening SunFest action (above); Colton Mann (top right) and Ray Visscher (centre) of the Pretty Heart Parkers perform Thursday night on the Saloon Stage; Shaun Verreault (far right) and Pat Steward of SV & The Killer Bees; and singer Jacky Mae of Me And Mae takes a photo during her set Sunday in SunFest City populated by thousands of fans and staffers.

PHOTOS by PETER W. RUSLAND Grand Opening 

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  Come  join  the  Cobble  Hill  Parks  Commission  in  celebra�ng  the  official  opening of the new washroom building in Quarry Nature Park, located in  the village of Cobble Hill next to Cobble Hill Mountain. Also, check out the  new mountain bike wash sta�on and enhanced day use area.    Hot dogs, refreshments and cake will be served.  For more informa�on contact   Michael Miller  CVRD Parks & Trails Division    250‐746‐2620  mmiller@cvrd.bc.ca  Phone: (250) 746-2500 Fax: (250) 746-2513 Email: cvrd@cvrd.bc.ca Website: http://www.cvrd.bc.ca

unFest folks may have varied tastes but it’s unlikely fans found themselves on Cowichan Exhibition grounds looking for jazz, blues, folk or heavy-metal music. The name of the game this weekend was country so we asked random fans what turns them on about country, and if they got their musical fix during SunFest. “I haven’t heard Alan Jackson live in years and I think that was back in Vancouver. Here at SunFest some of the guys singing on the Saloon Stage actually sounded like him. This year, we even brought our grandchildren just to hear Alan sing.” Marge Wilson, Victoria. “I grew up on country. In our family, Charlie Pride and Hank Williams were favourites. I saw Alan Jackson on Hee-Haw. SunFest has given me the country spirit, especially with the mountains in the background. We’re bringing our motorhome here next year.” Randy Powley, Victoria. “I like all of the hot boys here. Country music makes it easy to make love. Of course, I’m getting (country fix) here.” Maddi Dodd, Parksville. “I like everything about country music; it’s the real stuff. SunFest is close to home (Shawnigan Lake), and I’m here with friends having a great time. SunFest is the best time ever.” Lindsey Urbani, High River, Alta. “I’m a fitness instructor so I always listen to country. It’s the people; they’re like me: rednecks.” Leah Mattin, Duncan. “Country music is summer. I used to go to Merritt (Mountain Festival). Big names like Alan Jackson will draw the people, I tell ya.” Ariel Leaver, Okotoks, Alta. “Everybody’s so happy and on the same high. The performers are so into the audience. It’s a personal genre with how they sing the song directly to people’s lives — they sing the song to that person.” Rowan Good, Victoria. “I like the simplicity of country: it’s a good-hearted, pretty-positive thing. All the performers here are amazing. During the day you have a blast too. My sister lost her camera and it was picked up and put in the lost-andfound. It’s the type of festival where people look after each other.” Taylor Hackett, Victoria. “I like country because it’s mellow; it’s good times and summer music. This is my first time to SunFest but I wouldn’t miss it now. It’s worth the money, honestly. Everyone’s so friendly and you never have any trouble.” Paul Madin, Parksville. “I love country lyrics and how they tell a story. I came to SunFest to hear lots of great artists that I listen to everyday on my iPod.” Ben Marshall, Parksville.


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Q: What is the TRUE cost of Insurance? The majority of us would simply add up our premiums to calculate the “cost” of our Insurance. But...is that really what the True cost is? In a perfect world without claims it might be. A: The premium you pay plus.......? If your insurance policy is not properly written then your Insurance costs need to include the out of pocket dollars you pay because the policy did not have the right coverage. Let me explain... If you suffer a loss that isn’t covered, you need to add the out of pocket expenses to your premium for your true cost of Insurance: You have a mountain bike worth $4,000 and its stolen while you were camping. You make the claim and discover your policy has only $500 sub limit for bicycles OFF PREMISES. So the true cost of your insurance policy should include your out

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We all have a tendency to shop on price, now price is important, but insurance is not a commodity that is the same for each person and each business; as a matter of fact it’s incredibly rare that two individuals or business end up with the same policy – This is because each house and each business is different and therefore the insurance exposures and requirements for each are well, unique. If you go to a broker and ask for quotes typically they want to see your expiring policy and will offer to quote on that basis. This is not entirely wrong, but as an agent looking at a home or business to insure for the first time we shouldn’t just copy and quote. What if your current coverage isn’t the right coverage? • You may have endorsements or riders on your policy that give you extra coverage and they don’t ask to see them.

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Did they ask if you have any special jewelry, arts or expensive bicycles? • Did your business start operating out of a second location not on the old policy? The agent would be simply copying the mistakes that were on the old policy; Keeping you at risk.

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LOST AND FOUND FOUND: A small denomination of money, in the area of the soccer fields and curling club off Sherman Rd, the morning of Thur, July 25, between 6:00 am - 6:30 am. To identify and claim call 250748-1002. FOUND SET of keys on Herd Rd near Bell McKinnon Aug 1. Call to identify, (250)748-8740 LOST: CAT, young male, black and very shy. From Topaz Park area. Please check yards and sheds. Call if found (250)381-6009. 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 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

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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.

We would like to thank in advance all who apply, however only those chosen for an interview will be contacted. NOW HIRING. Full-time carpenter. Position to include benefits. Wage dependant on experience. Please drop resumes to: #2 - 3012 Boys Rd

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GUARANTEED JOB Placement: General Laborers and Tradesmen For Oil & Gas Industry. Call 24hr Free Recorded Message. For Information 1-800-972-0209. HAIRSTYLIST WANTED Full time/part time for First Choice Hair Cutters in their Duncan locations. Guaranteed $12 per hour, 25% profit sharing, paid overtime, benefits, paid birthday, vacation pay, annual advanced training and advancement opportunities. For an interview call 250-715-1779.

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Position Summary: Perform a wide range of duties within the plant including, but not limited to: setting up formwork, installing reinforcing, strip and clean concrete formwork, placing concrete, vibrating concrete, finishing concrete, and detailing concrete while maintaining good housekeeping and safety regulations on the shop floor. Job Requirements Qualifications (Education/Experience) and Required Skills: • Be able to work shiftwork and overtime when needed • Ability to read and interpret project drawings will be considered an asset. • Use of hand power tools, tape measure, level, etc required. • Ability to follow company production, quality, and safety procedures. • Ability to understand and apply basic mathematical skills. • Some heavy lifting required up to approximately 50 lbs. • Good attendance and positive attitude is a must • Have a driver’s license with reliable transportation • Forklift and Safety/First Aid tickets will be considered an asset. We offer competitive pay and benefit packages based on performance and responsibility. Drop off a resume in person to: 3721 Drinkwater Road, Duncan, B.C. -or – Fax resume to: 250-746-8011

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ENTREC provides crane services to major industry sectors. We are recruiting for our teams in Terrace, BC, Prince George, BC, Grande Prairie, AB, & Bonnyville, AB. JOURNEYMAN CRANE OPERATORS (PROJECT OR TAXI) The successful candidate must demonstrate good safety consciousness and will be responsible for crane setup, preoperation inspection, crane operation and rigging. The candidate will be experienced with project or taxi work. A Class 3 or better license with a clean abstract is preferred. Journeyman Crane Operator or equivalent is preferred. Preemployment drug and alcohol testing is required. Flight allowance offered. If you are interested, please forward your resume to careers@entrec.com or fax to 780.962.1722. Please note the position and location you are applying for on your email or fax. Please visit our website at www.entrec.com for additional information on this position and our company.

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

PETS FISH & AQUARIUMS KOI 2 to 6 inches, approximately one year old, multi-colored, @ $2.00 each, minimum 10 per order. Bill 250-2457390, anytime..

MERCHANDISE FOR SALE ANTIQUES/VINTAGE

MERCHANDISE FOR SALE

REAL ESTATE

REAL ESTATE

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MISCELLANEOUS FOR SALE

FOR SALE BY OWNER

LOTS

APARTMENT/CONDO

COWICHAN BAY. Fantastic ocean view lot, 1.43 acres. Well, roughed in road, septic field. 2 building sites. Recently listed at $349,000. Reduced to $277,700. Court ordered sale, OPEN TO OFFERS. Call Paradise Mortgages Ltd., (250)743-5113

PARKLAND PLACE 620 Dobson Road 250-748-0496 (Art) 250-748-1978 (Sylvia)

LOG LATHE, for making log homes or pillars w/spare parts. Cat power plant - tandem dump truck & fork lifts. Offers. ALSO, 4x4 Ford $1200.; Radio arm saw $100; GMC High up, 20’ lift, $2500; Log cabin, can be moved, 14x16’, cedar logs & shake roof $12,000. (250)732-3239 (250)743-3198 STEEL BUILDINGS/ Metal Buildings 60% off! 20x28, 30x40, 40x62, 45x90, 50x120, 60x150, 80x100 sell for balance owed! 1-800-457-2206 www.crownsteelbuildings.ca

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.

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2 BDRM, 2 bath, underground parking, in-suite laundry, central location, N/S, pet ok. $850/month. (250) 746-6509 2 br, 5 appl condo avail Sept 1 non smoking, small pet ok, no dogs, ref req $800 mauricelast@shaw.ca 250-597-0011.

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House call’s conducted. Steam engines, whistles, ships, parts from steam & sail, steam train parts bells & whistles, navigation instruments, old diving gear, antique militaria, sword’s, muskets, shako’s, helmets, badges, medals, interested in all militaria. Unusual clocks, pocket watches, wrist watches, old toys, fountain pens & inkwells, whales teeth, marine paintings & anything dolphin’s, ship builders models, buying all items of interest. Buying all gold, silver & coins. Absolutely highest prices paid. Bring what you have to OK Tire Duncan. 10:30-4:00pm, open Tue. thru Sat., starting Tue., Aug. 6

$625 & UP 1 Bdrm, main floor, new laminate. Near

Mall & Aquatic Centre. On bus route. Heat & H/W incl’d Call 250-748-1304. CENTRAL CHEMAINUS oceanview modern 2 bdrm, 1000sq ft grnd lvl, 5 appls, private patio, wi-fi, parking, $1000. Available Sept 1. NS/NP. Call 250-246-4313.

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

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CHEMAINUS

455852 – Cook, Douglas, Garner, Victoria (51 papers) 455855 – 10046-10155 Victoria Rd (31 papers) 455860 – Cook, Victoria (33 papers) 455952 – Chapman, McKay, Victoria (29 papers) 456000 – Caswell, Cecelia, Front, Hillside, Jonas, Josephine, River, Rose (77 papers)

CROFTON

503602 – Babine, Osborne Bay, Peterson (43 papers) 503603 – Adelaide, Arthur, York (43 papers)

MILL BAY

304130 – Benko, Cayman, Fawn Rd/Terr, Frayne, Windsong (52 papers) 304140 – Boompond, Deloume, Frayne, Gatewheel, Kinnoull (41 papers) 304145 – Deloume, Gillespie, Marie, McClaren, Pratt, Stubbs, Tutor (33 papers)

SHAWNIGAN LAKE

354205 – Cullin, Decca, Inn, Morningstar, Tall Tree, Widows Walk, Worthington (60 papers) 354250 – Evergreen, Gregory, Hunter, MacFarlane (49 papers) *all paper counts are approximates

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LOG HOME overlooking Lake Cowichan, 1.5 acres. Small 1 bdrm ground level suite, in floor heating, fenced garden w/fruit trees. Generator and solar. $375,000. Call (250)745-3880. View on: www.usedvictoria.com

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

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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

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

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QUEEN MATTRESS SET Brand New. Sealed in original plastic. $200. (250)713-9680

10� ROCKWELL Table Saw, includes 24/24 line rip quide, new inclosed Baldor door, 1.5 HP motor, 115/220v, on cabinet base w/casters, $350. #740 Power Shop 10� Radial arm saw on cabinet base w/casters, great working order, $195. (250)246-4409.

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)

Only $195,000

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.

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. $100 OFF YOUR FIRST MONTH RENT! CALL TO VIEW 250.710.7515 250.748.3412

SPRINGRIDGE MANOR Has a new look!

Renovated, fresh paint & TLC throughout. Clean quiet building close to Beverly Corners & University. Includes heat & hot water. N/S, N/P. 1 bdrm suite $590 Aug. 1st

Call Cory (250)732-1839

APARTMENTS FURNISHED COWICHAN Bay VIEW 1Bd frnshd suite. $1000 inc utils. wifi. 7-appls. NS. NP. mtur rtr. Refs rqd. Sept 1. (250)5974161 WATERFRONT (Shawnigan Lake) deluxe furn’d 1 bdrm, 7 appls, NS/NP. Avail Sept 1 until June 30, $950/mo inclds utils & wi-fi, cable. 250-7431667. vrbo.com/187840

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

COTTAGES CHEMAINUS BACHELOR cottage, Inclds utils. N/S, N/P. $700. Sept. 1st (250)246-4609 COBBLE HILL- 1 bdrm cabin (not fancy), on farm land. Avail immed. Call (250)743-4392.

MUST SEE FLOAT HOME!

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

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

FIREWOOD: Clear fir, full rounds, delivered, you split. $150/cord. 250-715-7079

20 ACRES FREE! Own 60 acres for 40 acre price/payment $0 Down, $198/mo. Money Back Guarantee, No Credit Checks. Beautiful Views, West Texas. Call 1800-843-7537. www.texaslandbuys.com

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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

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Get your wallet and your LEGS

MAPLE BAY 3 acre lot with unobstructed water views. Services to lot line, septic testing completed. $299,000. (250) 370-1469

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.

(250)732-6260 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

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GARAGE SALES

GARAGE SALES

COBBLE HILL: Multi family garage sale. 1382 Lovers Lane 9 - 2pm. Sat. Aug. 10th

GARAGE Sale August 10th 9:00-4:00. Featuring: good condition boys toys ie. hot wheels, nerf stuff, children’s books. Furniture, small/large appliances. 6643 Bell McKinnon Rd. Duncan. Questions? sp8819075@gmail.com

DUNCAN: Sat Aug 10, 9-3. Sun Aug 11, 10-2. 376 Beech Ave, off Marchmont. NO EARLY BIRDS. Misc Craft supplies (ceramics, knitting,material,etc), household items, window AC, golf clubs, record player, radio & speakers,more!

MAPLE BAY: Sat, Aug 10, 7-1pm. Lakeview subdivision, 1180 Viewtop Rd. Really good sale, no junk!


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TRANSPORTATION

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MARINE

DUPLEXES/4PLEXES

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SUITES, UPPER

RECREATIONAL VEHICLES FOR SALE

SPORT UTILITY VEHICLES

TRUCKS & VANS

BOATS

DUNCAN AREA: Huge half duplex, large yard, 4 bdrms, F/P. $1250/mo. + utils. Avail. Sept. 1st. 1(250)704-1251.

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

DUNCAN- as new 1 bdrm, own entry, on acreage Stamps Rd. F/S, W/D, heat, hydro, A/C incld. Suit one single mature person. N/S, no parties. Cat ok. $700. 250746-5228 or 250-709-2466. 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 MAPLE BAY, Great waterfront views, 2 bdrm, on acreage, 4 appl’s, wood burning fp, lrg deck. N/S, N/P, $1150. Avail Sept 1. Ref’s. (250) 370-1469

DUNCAN- CLOSE to schools & town, 5 Bdrms sxs, 2.5 bath, W/D hook-up. No pets. Avail. Aug 15. Call (250)748-4285.

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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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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CALL NOW 250-748-3321

MOBILE HOMES & PADS 55+, Clean, quiet park. 20 mins from Duncan. $500/month. Hydro incld. 250732-5859. medgepad@yahoo.ca

HOMES FOR RENT 3-BDRM, 2 BATH. $1075. Great location in Chemainus. Huge yard, pet friendly. July 15 or Aug. 1. See Craigslist for details.Call 1(604)786-1600 or taxmatters@taxmatters.ca AVAILABLE Wharncliffe Rd Clean & well maintained 3 bdrm, 1.5 bath, back patio, five unit complex. FS/WD, fenced small garden. 1 yr lease $1100 Pet considered. Call 250-7017217. CHEMAINUS, 3 bdrm rancher, master ensuite plus 4 pce second bathrm. Fenced yard, covered patio, single carport, attached workshop, hardwood floors, electric heat, working fireplace, close to new shopping centre & schools. F,S, W,D, DW. Small pet ok, no smokers, $1100/mth plus utilities. Available Sept 1. toddsusan@shaw.ca 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 COBBLE HILL- 3 bdrms, 3 bath, fenced yard, dbl garage. Pets considered. Avail Sept. 1. $1500/mo. (778)352-1618. DUNCAN- 2 BDRM 1370sq ft, upper level executive home in sought after area. $1200/mo includes utils. (250)748-0684. DUNCAN- (close to town) 4 bdrm home on Jaynes Rd, 2 full bath, 1 ensuite, W/D hookup. Pet considered. $1250+ utils. Available now. Call (250)748-8227 or 250-7092581. DUNCAN, large newer 2 bdrm, upper floor, 3 appl’s, shared laundry. Avail now. $1100 incl’s hydro. Pet considered. Ref’s req. (250)737-1613 LAKE COWICHAN 2 bdrm + loft, central location. $900. Avail. Aug. 1. 250-748-1980. WATERFRONT, Maple Bay, 3 bdrm, 5 appl., Avail Sept. 1. $1200. (250)748-0691 WATERFRONT, SHAWNIGAN Lake 1.2 acres, 3-4 bdrm, lrg kitchen/dining/family rm, living room with fireplace, 2-baths, 5-appls, hardwood throughout. Private wharf, garage/workshop, NS/NP. Avail Sept 1 2013 to June 30 2014. $1500/mo. 250-889-4652

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DUNCAN: RETAIL/OFFICE space for lease, highway exposure, A/C, ample parking. 250-746-5657 or 748-8671

RECREATION

RV RESORT ON THE LAKE

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

2003 JEEP Liberty Ltd. Edition, black, auto, 4WD, 3.7L V6. Recent check up. 123,000km. Leather, power everything, cruise, CD/tape player, spare tire. $8,600. Call 1-250-812-8646.

TOWING 1993 Okanagan 5th wheel with pullout. New Fridge & HW tank. Located at Duncan RV park - pics on Used Cowichan. Asking $6,000 obo. Call 250-748-5432

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

TRANSPORTATION 2002 28’ CAVALIER Motor home, sleeps 8, Ford Chassis V10 engine & 5.5 kw generator. 45,000 miles. Private queen master bed, 2 pc. bath & sep. shower. Microwave & TV/DVD combo. Excellent condition! Mechanically sound! $28,000. OBO 250-245-5519

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

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SHAWNIGAN- LRG 2 bdrm above grnd, 1150sqft, parking, W/D, NS/NP. $950 utils incld. Avail now. 250-715-6951.

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1990 Oldsmobile Cutlas Ciera, V6, $500 OBO. (250)748-4508

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

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Hauling & Moving 1998 Buick Century 81,000 miles, economical V6, all power, leather int. owner. Rust free, Calif. exceptional cond. Must $2,900 obo. (250)751-1915

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1999 GRAY Ford GT Mustang- 1 owner, 147,000 km, all receipts, $7,950. Call (250)760-7758. RECREATIONAL VEHICLES FOR SALE

IF YOU own a home or real estate, Alpine Credits can lend you money: it’s that simple. Your credit/age/income is not an issue. 1-800-587-2161. M O N E Y P R OV I D E R . C O M . $500 loan and more. No credit refused. Fast, easy, 100% secure. 1-877-776-1660.

DUNCAN, 1 Bdrm, incl. F/S, W/D, N/S, N/P, hydro, satellite, heat pump, private deck, Mt. View. $775. (250)746-8070

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DUNCAN: 3 bdrms on Sherman Rd. Inclds appls, big back yard, $1100. NP/NS. Avail Sept. 1. Call (250)510-5526. DUNCAN- (6100 Pinnacle Pl) bright newer 2 bdrm, gas fireplace, 5 appls, close to schools & hospital. N/S. $925 mo. Call 250-743-7873.

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28’ E-Z Loader tandem axle rollered boat trailer, appr. 9000 lb, very nice condition! In Pt. Alberni $3,800. Merc Cruiser Bravo 3 leg/drive 2 x 20� stainless props, appr. 100 hours, professionally rebuilt, ready to go! In Pt. Alberni $1500. Call 250-745-3700.

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DUNCAN: 1 bdrm, separate entr, shared laundry. Close to bus route. Utils incld’d. $650.+ damage dep. N/S, non-partier, Ref’s req’d. Avail. immediately. Call (250)748-4470.

Shawnigan Lake - Bright Ground Floor Suite, Near Village, 1 BDRM, 600 sq ft, clean, quiet, 3 appls., HD cable, WiFi and util. incl., deck, garden view, n/s, n/p. avail. now, $675/mo. 250743-6754

1998 MAZDA MPV, 140K,orig. senior driven, seats 8, V6, auto, loaded, CD, AC. Just serviced, new tires, brakes. Exc. cond. $3,900 (250)756-9300

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CHEMAINUS: 1BDRM suite, level entry. Private ent & parking. $725/mo. (250)246-2665.

MILL BAY- clean, bright, lrg, quiet 1 bdrm, 4 appls, F/P, own entry, covered prking+ patio, yard w/ocean view. $625+1/2 utils. (250)743-6072.

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DUNCAN - STORAGE in secure private garage near CDH, approx 14 x 17 with shelving, plus space for small car. Available now. $125/mo. Call after 6 pm 250-748-8855

DUNCAN: 2 bdrm, priv entry, grnd level, small yard, close to amenities. Laundry available. $700+ utils. NS/NP, no parties. Call 250-701-3213.

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1400sq ft BUILDING in Cowichan Station for storage or project. Has water and counter space. Avail August 1. $400/all sections. Can be subdived into 3 sections. Call (250)752-1213.

CROFTON- 2 bdrm, bright, in suite laundry, covered parking, locking storage area. Long Term preferred with possible rent reduction. $800+ utils. Call 250-210-0756.

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

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Licensed private long term care for seniors, private room with bathroom available. 24hr care. Call Lori, (250)746-9641. SHARED ACCOMMODATION

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

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

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Larry’s Cleaning (250)701-1362 CLEANING SERVICES MOVING or life in CHAOS? If you are downsizing or just need to get organized? I can help. Organizer, sorter, packer, cleaner and stress reliever. References upon request. Call Debbie, (250)733-2393. SPOTLESS HOME Cleaning. Affordable, Exp’d, Reliable, Efficient. Exc refs. 250-508-1018

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

GARDENING NEED SOME WEEDING DONE? Looking for summer gardening work. $15/hr. 10% discount for seniors. 250-710-1158. Email morgankellyrogers@hotmail.com

(250) 597-8335 Lowest Price Guarantee HAULING/JUNK REMOVAL MOVING JOBS WELCOME DELIVERIES

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HOUSEHOLD SERVICES

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

IRRIGATION/SPRINKLER SYSTEMS Inground sprinkler repairs, relocations, new installations (250)701-8319

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

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Divine play by Wright on the Angels U10 softball: Duncan player part of an amazing run by South Island girls

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Emma Wright showed she had the right stuff to become the first Duncan player to make the South Vancouver Island Angels softball team in recent years.

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mma Wright clearly has the right stuff to be an Angel. Wright is the first Duncan player during the past few years to make the South Vancouver Island Angels, a softball team of Under 10 players formed for the sole purpose of competing in the provincial championships at Burnaby. The Angels won the gold medal in the silver division, much to the delight of coach Deano Ross. “We took the gold on the B side for the first time and see what it’s like in this environment to prepare the girls for competitive ball next season,’’ noted Ross. “The parents also got to see what this tournament is all about. Our pitching was solid and our hitting really came through.’’ Wright told Katrina Bull, Softball

B.C.’s District 1 minor coordinator from Duncan, she had a great time and wants to do it all again next year. Wright’s already been working on some pitching with Bull’s husband Brian, who’s a longtime softball coach. The Angels were ranked No. 16 after the round robin portion of the championships but surged into the final round after upsetting No. 9 Port Coquitlam. They beat No. 10 Abbotsford in fine fashion to advance to the gold medal final on the B side. The Angels closed out the tournament with a 12-7 victory over Richmond in five innings to take the gold. “This was a tough weekend for us,’’ noted Ross. “Offense tends to be contagious and when the going gets good for this team it’s going to be fun to watch. We had some great outings by our pitching staff this weekend. I am proud of how we finished this weekend.’’

Ladies thrive in the heat

Par for the course: Chip-ins and birdies a sign of prolific play

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rolific play by ladies’ members of the Cowichan Golf and Country Club carried on from the end of June through July. The June 26 par round was played in intermittent showers. Marianne Hunt, Nancy Munro and Mary McKelvie won their respective handicap divisions. Kathryn Oliphant recorded closestto-the-pin shots on both No. 6 and 15. Valerie Anderson had the No. 8 K.P. The day also featured an interclub round and Sam Jones from March Meadows recorded a hole-in-one. Great days for golfing really began July 3 with the novelty game O.N.E.S. Lynda Morrison, Ellen Lyon, Louise Ketilson and McKelvie won their handicap divisions. Morrison also scored a birdie on No. 9. K.P. winners included: Christa Robson (No. 8), Maartje Reimer (No. 13) and Melinda Spoor (No. 15). Chip-ins were made by Munro and Oliphant on No. 15 and Lyon on No. 9. Glorious days for golfing continued

July 10 during a par round, with handicap bracket wins recorded by Morrison, Lyon, Carson Merrick, Carol Willan and Mazine Klee. Birdies came from Shirley Walker on No. 6, Ellen Merriam on No. 7 and Hunt on No. 9. Walker chipped the ball in from off the green for her birdie. The July 17 medal, pin, spoon competition featured handicap division titles for Spoor, Charmian Horner, Lyon, Klee and Camilla Carson. Carson and Kathy Coates both birdied No. 6. Spoor and Sandra Brooks had birdies on No. 7 and 9, respectively. Closest-to-the-pin on No. 13 was a draw between Coates and Spoor. Spoor won outright on No. 15 and Klee had the No. 6 K.P. Rosemary Branting (No. 1) and Carson (No. 6) made chip-ins. A Stableford competition was played July 24. Morrison, Walker, Joyce Willis and Carson were handicap division winners. Robson birdied No. 6 and Anderson No. 15. Judy Turner made a chip-in on No. 11. K.P. winners included: Willan (No. 8), Merriam (No. 13) and Andrea Morris (No. 15).

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Cowichan hockey product Anderson short-listed for Team B.C.

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Cowichan hockey product Josh Anderson’s been shortlisted to suit up with Team B.C. at the Western Canada U16 Challenge Cup Oct. 30 in Calgary. The defenceman will be evaluated by coaching staff over the course of the hockey season before a final roster is announced in October, a B.C. Hockey press

released issued July 29 explained. The U16 program is designed as an introduction to B.C. Hockey’s High Performance Program, which exposes players, coaches and officials to short term competition. It also acts as a precursor to the B.C. Hockey High Performance U17 Program,

which is used to identify and train players and team personnel for Provincial, Regional and National Teams. Anderson, a member of the Cowichan Valley Bantam Tier 1 Capitals, was already among the top selections in the Western Hockey League’s bantam draft earlier this year, going third overall to Prince George.

Nationals fall one game short of provincial glory

Midget AA baseball: “The semifinal took just so much out of them,’’ said coach Jim Frost

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Smooth pitching mechanics are shown by Nationals’ pitcher Reiya Tomida, above, in a 14-4 win over Prince George. Tomida was voted MVP after the game. Left, Andrew Larson shut down Campbell River with a masterful relief pitching performance that keyed a Duncan comeback in the semifinal. Top right, Myles Kazakoff of Prince George makes his own call at second, but the umpire didn’t agree when Nationals’ shortstop Cam Frame slapped on the tag.

ou can’t win ‘em all, but the Duncan Nationals almost did. Unfortunately, the only game of six the hosts of the Midget AA provincial baseball playdowns lost was a 13-3 decision in the championship game against Prince George Sunday at Evans Park. The Nationals made an enormous comeback from an 8-1 deficit earlier in the day for an 11-9 win during the semifinals against Campbell River just to reach the title game. “We didn’t want to not make it to the final,’’ said the Nationals’ shortstop/pitcher Cam Frame. “So we used all our pitching in the semifinal which kind of hurt us a bit.’’ Coaches of the 10 teams in the event almost needed math degrees just to figure out the pitching rotation. All teams were in the same boat, however, and controlling the pitching staff was an essential part to any success. Nationals’ head coach Jim Frost was clearly under the gun in the semifinal to make a move and bringing in Andrew Larson to pitch in relief proved to be a shrewd move. He shut down Campbell River, as the Nationals mounted an almost improbable rally from a huge hole. “There’s no use saving it for a game you don’t get to,’’ reasoned Frost. Duncan just couldn’t mount one last surge in the final after five straight victories. “I give Prince George full credit,’’ said Frost. “They came out, they

were outstanding. They hit the ball well.’’ Prince George regained the championship it won last year, even with a revamped lineup. “We lost 11 kids from last year so it was basically rebuilding,’’ said head coach Randy Potskin. “We had a bunch of young guys that found their groove. “We had two long ball hitters. Besides that, everybody did their part.’’ The Potskin clan was well-represented on the team with Randy’s sons Tre and Nicholas and their cousins Theo Potskin and Lane Desjarlais. The Nationals opened the tournament with a 10-9 squeaker over Tsawwassen. Blair Robertson was the game MVP with a grand-slam home run and Zach Komst went three-for-four with a home run. The next game brought a 14-4 mercy rule victory over Prince George in six innings that turned out to be quite ironic considering the result of the rematch later. Reiya Tomida was the MVP with three innings of relief to shut Prince George down. The Nationals had an eight-run third led by doubles from Aaron and Jordy Frost,

Robertson and Adam Sakuma while Adam Fukakusa made two highlight-reel catches in the outfield. Duncan kept rolling with a 16-7 win over Aldergrove, with Komst collecting MVP honours on twofor-four hitting with three RBIs and great catching while Frame was four-for-four at the plate. The Nationals then mercied Coquitlam 16-3 in five innings. Larson was the MVP, going two-for-three with a home run. Frame went twofor-four with a grand slam. The combined pitching of Aaron Frost, Sakuma and Frame shut the door. Wes Smith, at first base, and third baseman Max Winter played solid defence with a hit each. Larson’s four innings of relief earned him MVP honours against Campbell River. Komst was threefor-four and Aaron Frost hit his first home run ever. Jordy Frost was the Nationals’ MVP in the final and Alex Boos had a phenomenal game at catcher. “Duncan Nationals would like to thank everyone who helped put the provincials on and making it a success,’’ said Jim Frost. The Nationals’ Frame, Larson, Aaron Frost and Komst won the base race skills competition.

Third time’s the charm for Martin

Field hockey: Fundraising underway to compete in junior World Cup in India in December Ashley Degraaf

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hird time’s the charm for Cowichan’s Connor Martin. That’s for the local field hockey sensation making the junior national field hockey squad suiting up for the World Cup in India in December. “I had the opportunity to try out a couple of years ago when I was 16 but wasn’t experienced enough and they gave me a lot of good feedback about what I needed to work on,” explained the University of Victoria student. “With the higher level

of training and better coaching I got at UVic, I was able to improve in those areas so I believed I had a really good shot at making the team.” Martin was given another opportunity to try out again in September, but unfortunately missed it due to an injury. “I was invited to another camp the second weekend of January and found out later that week I had been selected,” the 18-year-old said. The defender and sometimes midfielder is required to fundraise for the overseas tournament with his team through events at local tournaments and in the community, but also as an individual.

“We have no required amount to individually fundraise but what we bring in individually directly offsets our training levies which are projected to be ranging from $2,000 to $8,000, and anything extra directly offsets touring expenses for the World Cup,” Martin explained. When he’s not on the fundraising trail, or working parttime for Picture Perfect Window Cleaning, he’s hopping on a ferry to the Mainland for training sessions running from Thursday afternoon until Saturday evening. “We have inter-squad games and games against the senior national team Thursday

evenings and training Friday evening and Saturday morning as well as weight training sessions Monday through submitted Wednesday,” he explained. Connor Martin chases down the ball in game action He’s currently against Brazil. waiting for a set there would be more practices training schedule for Sepduring the week in which case tember, which will then also I would hold off taking my determine his study plans for second year of school till the the school year. following year to fully commit “We don’t have a schedule to the training schedule.” yet and they are narrowing He’s pumped about the opdown the squad to include portunity of playing in India, just the team and reserves for a country, “where field hockey the World Cup but I assume is a very big sport and impor-

tant part of their culture.” “Representing your country on a international stage is special but a chance to play against the host team who are in our pool in front of very passionate fans would be unbelievable,” he said. Martin’s set up an online donation forum and a goal to raise $5,000.


QMS equestrian group makes an impression

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Show stoppers: Visits to Thunderbird and Arbutus Meadows events productive

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Valley players competing in the Biondo junior grass court championship included: Mady Star, above left, in U12 girls’ singles and Nyles Moisson in both U16 and U18 boys’ events.

Biondo event hits 25th anniversary

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he Biondo junior grass court championship has reached an important milestone. The 25th annual tournament took place at the South Cowichan Lawn Tennis Club Thursday through Sunday. The first rainfall in more than a month caused all sorts of planning headaches Friday, but tournament matches were otherwise staged on grass the rest of the time. “We had all day Friday rain,’’ said tournament director Sheila Biondo. “We went to Arbutus Ridge.’’ Inside play at Arbutus went around the clock from 10 a.m. till nearly 10 p.m. “It was a long day,’’

conceded Biondo. “We had everything in this tournament. It’s our 25th. We gave out goodie bags to all the players.’’ Twelve more draws were also held for other goodies. A total of 67 kids participated, making up 67 matches in the boys’ main draw and 46 in girls. Another 50 consolation matches were played. Results of the finals in each division were as follows: U12 boys’ singles — Alexander Asenov over Isaac Dee 6-4, 6-2. U12 girls’ singles — Franzene Tsui over Mady Star 6-3, 6-4. U14 boys’ singles — Jared Maclean over Jacob Pallai 7-6, 2-6, 6-2; U14 boys’ doubles — Gregory Dee and Dickson Zhuang over Andres Barrero and Jared Maclean 6-3, 7-6.

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U14 girls’ singles — Jayden Nielsen over Alexandra Nielsen 6-1, 6-1; U14 girls’ doubles — Alexandra and Jayden Nielsen over Jenny Jia and Franzene Tsui 6-2, 6-2. U16 girls’ singles — Jayden Nielsen over Johannah Hixson 6-2, 6-2. U18 boys’ doubles — Christopher Michael Chan and John Paul Yun over Adam Hobbs and Nyles Moisson 6-4, 3-6, 7-6. U18 girls’ singles — Mateya Radisavljevic over Anastassia Krasnova 6-2, 6-1; U18 girls’ doubles — Sybella Garvin and Mina Ivaz over Mateya and Nina Radisavljevic 3-6, 7-6, 7-6. Nyles Moisson and John Paul Yun were playing Monday for both the U16 and U18 boys’ singles crowns in separate matches.

Caleigh Coels Caleigh Coels has enjoyed a Devil of a good time since she began playing fastball in Victoria. Queen Margaret’s School student Coels, 17, has been in the Devils’ program for five seasons. “Just having good times with all the girls on the team and the coaches and we had some really good games,’’ Coels said are the things that stood out from the past season. The ‘96 Devils made the national championships, but won’t be going. “We all really wanted to go to P.E.I.,’’ she said. “But it’s a lot of money to raise in 10 days. So next year we’re hopefully aiming for nationals.’’ Coels has definitely benefitted from her years of highly-competitive ball. “I certainly feel like I’ve improved,’’ she said. “You had certainly faster pitching than we have been facing in the last few years. I’ve improved with that. I can hit faster pitching and stuff.’’ Coels wears a No. 13 jersey to her outfield position so she’s obviously not superstitious from a personal standpoint. “Our team does have superstitions, too, though,’’ she said. “Before every game we have to say ‘Team’, our toes have to touch on the circle and just cute little things like that.’’

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questrian team members from Queen Margaret’s School took the summer heat wave to heart, continuing a string of strong performances at B.C. events. Hard work at Arbutus Meadows and Thunderbird competitions was rewarded with a rainbow of coloured ribbons. Joe Bailey “These events are impor- QMS student Lauren Bailey rides Loustik de breuil (a.k.a. Louie) to tant for rider development,’’ a first-place finish at Arbutus Meadows. noted QMS head coach This sport demands a lot from us.’’ Cheryl Keith. “Shows like In Week One, Coels was the short Arbutus and Thunderbird assist our stirrup equitation and hunter champion girls to improve their showmanship, develop their equitation skills, and learn and Keith claimed the title for secondyear pre-green. to cope with the stresses of competition In Week Two, Emily Cake was the in a sportsmanlike manner. reserve champion in pre-child equitation “I am always proud of how our and hunter on Debonaire; Coels restudents are positive ambassadors for ceived reserve champion status in short the program at QMS and the sport as a stirrup hunter and earned an award for whole.’’ the leading junior lady hunter rider; Senior riders kicked off the summer Kassidy Keith received the Washington on a high note in the Arbutus Derby at good hands and seat award on PiccaArbutus Meadows. Danielle Holmes, a QMS alumna and dilly and Luci Sliwowska placed second in .75 m jumpers on Mr. Playboy. school vet, rode to first place in the 2’9’’ At the Arbutus Meadows Island Claslow hunter, 2’9’’ junior/amateur hunter sic, Cake was the pre-adult hunter 2’6’’ derby and 3’ Foxstone hunter derby on Go Shorty, owned by Catherine Rankin. and 2’6’’ jumper champ, with first places on pre-child equitation 2’6’’ and welGrade 12 student Alice Young took come jumper .75 m; Danielle Holmes first place on Piccadilly for the 1.1 m picked up the adult hunter championschooling jumper and 3’3’’ low hunter ship plus firsts in the 3’ low hunter and events while Christine Coels, a Grade the Victoria Saddlery combined medal 10 student, added a first on Clockwork for the gymnastics phase; Lauren Bailey in the 2’3’’ junior amateur hunter derby earned a first and second in children’s and third for 2’3’’ low hunter. hunter 3’; Coels was the 2’3’’ welcome Keith and the team then journeyed to hunter reserve champion and first in Langley’s Thunderbird Show Park for short and long stirrup equitation; Kasthe West Coast Classic Show and the sidy Keith captured second in both the Western Family Show. 1.25 m jumper classic and low hunter “I think non-riders have this mis3’6’’ on Crackerjack; and Sliwowska atconception that the QMS stables are a tained second place in .75 m jumpers. quiet place during the summer,’’ Keith Grade 12 student Alexandra Millar chuckled. “It’s quite the opposite. Our from Ontario has also been earning coaching staff, horses and students are great results. deep in a marathon of competitions.

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