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Near Vernon: Local trio saves capsized canoeists on Kalamalka Lake in the Okanagan Jennifer Smith

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quite stressed out. “If no one had noticed them out there who knows what could’ve happened.” The canoeists were both relieved and thankful that someone noticed their calls for help. “At that time of night it could have been a while before anyone noticed them,” said Lefebvre, adding that while 24 C water feels warm it doesn’t take long before it can chill a person. “Hypothermia could set in, they may attempt to swim for shore and not make it, currents could pull out into the lake.” Lefebvre commends the heroic act of the three youngsters. “I was amazed at their bravery,” he said. “In my mind those kids are heroes and I think it is a good reminder to everyone to wear their PFD’s.” A new review just completed by the Coroners Service shows that boating is significantly the highest-risk activity for drowning among recreational water users. A total of 37.5 per cent of persons who drowned in recreational cases in the five-and-ahalf years from Jan. 1, 2008 to July 29, 2013, were engaged in some type of boating activity at the time. This included powerboats, rowboats, sailboats, canoes, kayaks, and pontoon boats, and also those who were fishing from a boat when things went wrong. The total number of accidental drownings from Jan. 1 to July 29 this year in B.C. is 45, exactly the average of the past five years and a slight decrease from 2012 figures. However, August is historically the month with the highest number of drowning cases.

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Body discovered in Lake Cowichan’s Duck Pond

A 78-year-old Lake Cowichan man was found dead in a community park Wednesday morning. According to a press release issued by Sgt. Wes Olsen of the Lake Cowichan RCMP, a nearby resident contacted emergency services after he discovered the man lying on the ground near the Duck Pond, sometime around 8:45 a.m. Lake Cowichan Emergency Health Services, the RCMP and the Lake

Cowichan Fire Department responded to the call, determining upon their arrival that the man was deceased. The man’s death is subject to an investigation by the BC Coroners Service, the press release states, but “foul play is not suspected in this matter.” The man’s name is being withheld pending the notification of his next-of-kin.

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VIA slow to table on island passenger rail Don Bodger

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he Island Corridor Foundation continues to do everything in its power to get VIA Rail on track with the restoration of an old train service agreement for Vancouver Island passenger rail. The response has been limited, foundation CEO Graham Bruce conceded, but he’ll take anything he can get right now to move in the right direction. “I’m encouraged by it,’’ he said. “We’re still hopeful they’ll get at sitting down at the table and we can cover off all the issues that are there.’’ Key issues Bruce identified that VIA has to deal with under the existing agreement before service can commence are: a new Victoria station and finding a train maintenance centre in the Victoria region. VIA is responsible under the existing agreement for stations, property insurance and taxes, rail cars, maintenance facilities, marketing, scheduling and liability insurance. It also provides an annual subsidy to compensate for the difference between revenues and operating expenses. The annual subsidy has ranged between $973,000 and $1,933,000 during the past decade. Bruce acknowledged the lack of a Victoria station and maintenance facility makes it problematic for VIA to restart the existing agreement, but the ICF is prepared to help solve the problems. Both issues were dealt with in a

new comprehensive train service proposal put forward in April on behalf of the ICF by its train operator, Southern Rail, Bruce indicated. There has been no response to that proposal. Bruce noted the plan addresses all the issues VIA identified. VIA has also pegged track repairs as essential before any passenger service can resume. The ICF has obtained federal, provincial and regional government commitments totalling $18.2 million for rail infrastructure improvements contingent on a new train service agreement with VIA. “We all want a safe and efficient passenger service,’’ said Bruce. “Either VIA doesn’t understand the infrastructure funds are contingent on the passenger rail agreement or they are just trying to delay in hopes that the people of Vancouver Island will go away.’’ Bruce pointed out although the island rail service had been derailed by a poor schedule and old equipment, ridership climbed 6% annually in each of the last six years of operation. That’s according to VIA’s annual report, he indicated. “With a little enthusiasm from VIA and all the parties working together, rail service could see continued ridership growth,’’ offered Bruce. “This is exactly why we are asking VIA Rail to come back to the table and work out the arrangements for a train service agreement.’’ He encouraged people to write to government representatives and VIA officials that might help fast-track the process.

Cowichan couple hurt in Alberta crash Peter W. Rusland

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Cleanup crew: The fifth annual Cowichan River cleanup and bottle drive takes place Saturday, Aug. 17 Tyson Jones

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n Saturday, Aug. 17, the Cowichan Lake and River Stewardship Society will be hosting a Cowichan River cleanup and bottle drive around the upper section of the Cowichan River, according to a press release from the Cowichan Watershed Board. The fifth annual Cowichan River cleanup and bottle drive will begin at 9 a.m. and continue until 3 p.m. If you wish to volunteer for the event, organizers ask that you join them for a free continental breakfast and registration at the Lake

Cowichan Town Hall at 39 South Shore Rd. “Normally for the upper river event, we generally get close to 100 volunteers,” says Gerald Thom, president of the Cowichan Lake and River Stewardship Society. “We are hoping for a similar number this year.” The amount of garbage and recyclables pulled out of the river each year is improving, but the need for a yearly cleanup is still very necessary. “During last year’s two-day event, we pulled out 1.7 tonnes of garbage and 4,000 empties,” says Thom. “It’s getting better every year though.” Those who wish to volunteer should try to bring their own small

aluminium boats or other floating device, such as a tube. People should also try to bring masks, snorkels, gloves, and footwear that is appropriate for the river, says the press release. “We will provide snorkels and masks if people don’t have them, but if they do, it’s nice for them to bring them out,” says Thom. Volunteers do not have to worry about the transportation of the garbage or the sorting of the recyclables, as those services are being offered by local businesses. “The CVRD provides us with free dumping, and they provide a bit of insurance for volunteers, and so forth — it’s certainly a co-operative effort,” says Thom. “The garbage pickup is usually done by Mountain Man Services, and the Cowichan Bottle Depot provides a crew to sort and return the recyclables.”

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“Come on out and pitch in. It’s a lot of fun, and we provide snacks for breakfast and a barbecue at the end,” says Thom. “It generally makes for a pretty good day, and it’s a good way to explore the river.”

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Stay safe while out there on our beautiful waters

Reduce the risk: alcohol and lack of PFDs turn fun on the waves to unexpected tragedy

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he recent collision between a Sea Doo and a boat on Cowichan Lake that sent one man to hospital is a serious reminder about the need to stay safe. Most would agree time spent on the water is one of Cowichan’s best summer activities. But it comes with inherent dangers. “To date, investigators have determined that alcohol was not involved on the part of the boat operator,” RCMP say. “Alcohol involvement on the part of the Sea Doo operator remains under investigation.” Wear a life Alcohol on the water is the focus of a new campaign by the Canadian jacket and Safe Boating Council, which recently stay dry launched Operation Dry Water to raise awareness about the risks of drinking and boating. The B.C. Coroners Service is also focusing on water safety this summer. “A new review just completed by the Coroners Service shows boating is significantly the highest-risk activity for drowning among recreational water users,” states a BCCS press release. The single most effective step to take while boating in any small craft is to wear a properly-fitted personal flotation device at all times when on the water, according to the BCCS. Earlier, Lake Cowichan RCMP Cpl. Larry Olson told us boaters need to be aware of regulations and ensure they carry the proper licences and safety gear. He encourages people to slow down when close to shore; ensure they have a spotter when towing a water-skier; keep focused on the area in front and around them to prevent collisions; carry life jackets and ask passengers to wear them; and always abstain from alcohol when operating on the water. Enjoy our waters, but please stay safe out there.

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We remember half a decade ago when the grumbles about Cowichan River tubers reached their crescendo. We remember when residents — tired of fun-seekers using the river as their personal garbage dump — banded together to change things. And, as we watch volunteers organizing again for what has become an annual clean-up blitz, we are proud to say they have made a difference.

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Don’t worry Kate, at least one person is in your corner Ashley Degraaf

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hen little Georgie Porgie was born, I was pretty unaffected. It was royal baby this, royal baby that all over social media and in print publications. Don’t get me wrong, it’s always special and surreal when a little soul enters the world, let alone a prince. But the play-by-play of Kate’s postpartum moments with her son didn’t really interest me the slightest until I saw an article pop up on Facebook. It was a blog post by journalist, artist, and the author Emily Wierenga called A Letter to Kate Middleton on the Postpartum Body. Wierenga’s post to Kate in response to the explosion of tweets and posts about her postpartum body was bang on. “Forget trying to get back to your pre-preg-

nancy physique because you have a new body now, one that has worn and born a child and one that will feed a child and it will never be the same, but change is good. You have a new name now, and that name is mother, and it has a shape all on its own.” Putting aside pressures on celebrities and public figures to be “yummy mommies” and quickly shed baby weight, there’s also a trend I’m starting to see with women before the baby’s even born: trying to be the hot pregnant chick. I’ve noticed more and more pregnancy photos popping up with women wearing sexy underwear, in very sexual poses. That may have been how you got your husband’s attention for some baby-making fun, but isn’t it going to be a tad embarrassing when your adolescent son and friends stumble across those photos years later? Women are talking about weight gain as if it’s a competition of who can gain the least amount.

We want to echo the sounds of disgust coming from Maeve Maguire in the space below this in Friday’s edition. Is there anything more aggravating than treading on dog excrement in your yard, sidewalk, or local park? Too many people are not willing to take responsibility for their pets. Too many refuse to monitor their animals, or clean up after them. If you can’t, then you shouldn’t have a dog.

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Don’t get me wrong, there’s nothing bad about trying to limit how much you pack on as it prevents a bigger challenge after the birth. But doesn’t it seem common sense that, when you’re with child, the scale should be reading higher, not lower? I fully advocate for some indulging. My last semester pregnant was wonderfully sprinkled with Christmas chocolates and cookies. Pregnancy should be exciting as you watch your belly grow as the wee fetus develops. Memories should be of first flutters, the first kick and roll. The first year with your little one should be spent establishing that bond, smoothing out routines and enjoying being a mom. Moms should continue with daily activities — walking, or getting in a yoga class, but weight should be the last of their worries. But these women so wrapped up with weight

issues makes me wonder: Who are you trying to impress? Your peers or your offspring? Finally, from where are these expectations originating? If friends are quick to judge because you haven’t lost the last 10 pounds, or when with child your ankles were swollen, that’s a good indication it’s time to ditch them. Unfortunately for Kate, she’s got more eyes on her than just a small circle of friends. But I agree with blogger Wierenga. Your post-partum belly is completely normal and expected, Kate. By me, anyway. Ashley Degraaf is a News Leader Pictorial reporter who writes about family issues here monthly.


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Would you vote for politicians who use mudslinging campaigns? “No. They shouldn’t call other people down just because they’re going against them. It should be fair game for everybody.”

“No. I’m in sales and know the game. With dirty politics, there’s no sincerity, it’s all for show.”

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We are trying to make our farm farmable

LPNs joining RNs in concern about new care model

Dear editor As your Aug. 4 editorial concludes, VIHA is indeed giving short shrift to nurses’ concerns about the negative impacts its new care model will have on patient safety. This model, which replaces LPNs and RNs with care aides, needs to be put on hold so it can be independently reviewed to ensure patient safety. While care aides play an important role on healthcare teams, they are not trained to assess patients’ developing conditions. Your editorial credits RNs alone with generating the petition against VIHA’s cuts, but I want to clarify that it is both registered nurses and licensed practical nurses who are affected by these changes and are speaking out on behalf of patient safety. BCNU is proud to represent professional nurses of all kinds, who are demonstrating their resolve by asking the public to sign petitions. The more than 4,000 signatures collected to date suggest the public shares our concerns for safe patient care through safe staffing. Debra McPherson President, BC Nurses’ Union

Our money might be better invested into more RCAs

Dear editor It was interesting to read the “4,000 reasons” demand by the nurses, and their reasoning might be quite qualified. However, with two years experience of care — given to my wife — I see things slightly different. We have one nurse that oversees operations of one section in our care home. The LPN administers the medicine. The registered care attendants are the hands-on people, doing all the work. They know what’s happening on the ground floor and, with all due respect, that’s where the problem is. There are not enough RCAs. It would seem VIHA is cutting back even in that department to an unacceptable level. RCAs are constantly running to try and keep up to their imposed workload. It’s unbelievable how they can do that and keep up. RCAs try very hard, but on more than one occasion I had to wait for more than one hour before my loved one had a chance to be put to bed. To be candid, most RNs do not pitch in

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In my opinion: CVRD wrong to treat us differently than other applications

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n response to the Aug. 9 article “Mistrust of ministry watchdogs sees directors bury farmland-fix.” We would like to correct any misconception the public has regarding this application. We will be going to the Agriculture Land Commission with an application that, on July 2, was supported by a 7-1 vote by the CVRD’s electoral services committee. With the precedents already set in Cowichan regarding gravel extraction, what the CVRD board did in the following meetings was not right. The CVRD cannot say yes to other gravel extraction operations and no to ours, especially when our land will be kept in the ALR and reclaimed as farmland. For the people opposed to our application to create a petition so exaggeratedly misinforming Cobble Hill dairy farmer Shelley Balme submitted this cartoon by Evan Shumka along with her “In my opinion” really questions the credibility of the petition. To ask for an environmental impact study piece at right. before we even know if we can go forward with when the RCAs are scrambling — some do, Thanks to Longevity John Falkner for disthis project would be wasting people’s time. to be fair. creetly handling this matter. Policing costs, For Director Lori Iannidinardo to slam My loved one received one bath per week I am told by the RCMP, go down when the fellow government ministries? Our project is a (two baths per week would be respectable) 39 Days of July event is happening and they land reclamation. You cannot grow crops on and even there, there are times there is no are pleased with the way he manages the tainted soil. Projects like these are done all over bath person, or of course the equipment is park and the occasional bad apple. I say he B.C. You just don’t get to hear about good broken down. should run for mayor. news. Lehanna Green Certainly, I’m fully aware that everything Fifteen trucks a day will make no differCowichan is a money matter and VIHA for better or ence to people’s day-to-day life. The dirty and worse is trying to do its best, but if I can pollutants that come off the Trans-Canada get two well-trained RCAs for one RN, I Highway are closer to any neighbouring would give this some serious thought. That’s Duncan sidewalks not designed for vineyard’s grapes than our project ever will be. certainly not out of disrespect to the RNs, those with mobility issues The reason for the 15-year time span is because just plain business sense. Dear editor we are legally allowed to take gravel from our George Blumel Re: Aug. 7 “Track access still blocked” property. If this gravel went out as pit-run it Duncan I am more bothered by the state of, and the would take 50 years and the number of trucks design standards for, Duncan’s sidewalks. would quantify dramatically. Our sidewalks are designed for cars — for For farmgate farmers to think they are the VIHA’s role is to squeeze local access to and from driveways. They are not only ones sustaining the Cowichan Valley health care designed for the safe passage of pedestrians economically with agro-tourism, what built Dear editor and people on scooters who are expected, by and maintains those roads to your farm gate? VIHA executives are paid top bucks to law, to use the sidewalks. Even people with The tourists would not like to be driving up a squeeze healthcare and take the heat off the no mobility issues are challenged to remain mud track. BC Liberal Health Minister Terry Lake. upright as they meet, every few metres, a We are dairy producers, I think we fit quite Imagine Lake being health minister after ramp that slopes both laterally and vertinicely into the Cowichan Valley’s agriculoverseeing the draft permit for contaminated cally. Watch anyone on a scooter using the ture community. Since 22,000 vehicles drive soil dump in Shawnigan watershed. Now he sidewalks (someone who may well have through our farm everyday, we feel we are the is undermining health. His title should be back problems) and see how those driveway gateway to the Cowichan Valley. changed, and he should now be known as slopes jar the passenger. This proposal starts and ends with agriculB.C.’s un-health minister. Chrystal Ocean tural land. We make milk. We do not need a Richard Hughes Cowichan vineyard, nor do we need a subdivision. We comments submitted online at cowichannewsleader.com need land to grow crops to feed our cows who make the milk that feeds the community. More letters online The good people of Douglas Hill thought A tall order for new Duncan a subdivision was a great idea. But with that Also, read fresh stories every day and share your thoughts leadership? would come 200-plus cars a day for the rest of with the community immediately through the comments Dear editor their lives. function at cowichannewsleader.com Re: Aug. 9 “Hoey arrest halts rowdies. All we are trying to do is make a piece of our farm, that is deemed 42.7% un-farmable farmable, and keep it in the ALR. Gravel does not grow crops nor does it grow grapes.

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Oliver and Shelley Balme own and operate Balme Ayr Farms in Cobble Hill. They have applied to remove 3.2-million cubic metres of gravel over a 15-year period and replace it with soil suitable for growing cattle feed. The CVRD board voted 7-1 July 31 to tell the ALC it does not support the proposal because of concerns the Ministry of the Environment will not be able to adequately monitor the fill.


Wednesday, August 14, 2013

Nanaimo pedestrian hurt walking into the path of Duncan motorist

Don Bodger

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Duncan motorist found herself in an unfortunate position last Thursday in Nanaimo that resulted in a collision with a pedestrian. The 59-year-old woman was driving her Dodge Dakota south on the Trans-Canada Highway near Morden Road when a 19-year-old female suddenly crossed the highway and jumped over the divider into the path of the vehicle.

“This was a very traumatic event for the driver and witnesses, who are being assisted by the Nanaimo RCMP Victim Services Section,’’ noted Cpl. Norm Smith in a press release. The pedestrian from the Nanaimo area, who was walking with her boyfriend along the north-side shoulder of the highway, was airlifted to Victoria General Hospital after being struck and listed in critical condition with life-threatening injuries. The collision occurred around 12:30 a.m. Police report visibility was limited with no artificial light-

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womenswear pieces at the Duncan Farmers Market on Saturdays, Matrea Mercantile, Radway in Cowichan Bay, and online at their Etsy shop – www. etsy.com/shop/rocksandrootsapparel. What inspired you to start your business?  Separately, we were already trying to make a go at running businesses from home, on top of being full-time stay-at-home moms. As friends, we shared the same challenges of balancing the priorities of business and motherhood and so joining forces seemed like a natural evolution in the right direction. We also felt that there was a void in the children’s footwear Kim Lavender Kitchen from Twiggy Photography. industry. Carley Braaten, Nikki Hollett and Kristin Harrison collectively design, make and sell shoes, clothing and accessories for babies and their more on page 14 mammas.

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None of us could find Canadian made footwear that we felt was as unique and special as the babes we wanted to put them on. One of us was already making baby shoes, so it was a very natural transition. What is it that you design and who are your customers? We design quality and whimsical footwear, clothing, and accessories for babies, toddlers, and women.   What fabrics do you use and where is everything made? Our products are made from hand-dyed canvas, up-cycled leather, wool, and cotton. Occasionally we throw in a hand-made wooden button as well. All of our products are made by our own hands in our studio or from our houses in Chemainus. Explain how you all manage to run the business together. Originally when we first started the business, we sewed in the mornings as this allowed our children to be close to us, playing happily while we busied ourselves with production. We always had one of us doing childcare, while the others sewed. In theory it was a great idea, but

we were having a hard time keeping up with orders while remaining attentive to our babies needs. After a few months of this, we decided to try meeting at night after our kids went to sleep. We are finding this far more beneficial to our productivity and sanity! Where are your products sold? Our soft-soled baby shoes are sold at Matraea Mercantile in Downtown Duncan, and our line of up-cycled leather jewellery is now at Radway in Cowichan Bay. You can also find us at a variety of local markets in the summer as well as online at our etsy store.  What is the price range? Our jewellery line ranges from $15 to $25, the baby shoes range from $25 to $40 and our clothing line ranges from $25 to $75. What are some of your favourite designs and styles right now? Right now we are making some really fun moccasin-style baby shoes, with up-cycled leather fringe. We are also working on some prototypes for adult sized moccasins and are branching into women’s clothing. We have a lovely hand-dyed tunic with leather detailing we are starting out with. What are your aspirations for the

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Although navy is a classic, some years it’s impossible to find. Lucky for the lovers of this midnight hue, 2013 ‘tis the season for you to stock up on the beloved colour because it’s set to be in big demand.

Winter white

White is no longer a colour saved just for the breezy days of summer. Winter white (that slightly off-white, borderline ivory hue) is a lovely pick-me-up during those cold, dark days in December. Make a winter day brighter by layering white on white or pretending you’re a character from Dr. Zhivago and bundling up in warm white woollies.

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Oversized Coats

Thank Stella McCartney and Phoebe Philo for this wonderful trend. Perhaps it’s because they’re both busy working moms that they recognize the value of a ‘throw-on-andgo’ coat that is both comfortable and luxurious. Oversized shoulders and boxy menswear shapes are what make this look so utterly irresistible. Whatever the reason, don’t pass up a look as comfy as this one! Metallics

look. Metallics are actually a really great neutral especially when worn as an accessory (think shoes and handbags). Gold, silver and bronze all have light-reflecting qualities, which will take on any other shade you are wearing. Whether it’s navy, red, or pink, a good metallic will only pay compliment to a gorgeous ensemble.

Don’t shy away from a little shine. You don’t have to go all-out sparkle to take part in this

Gingham

Really? Miuccia Prada says so. Perhaps it’s due to global warming but if you haven’t already noticed, the lines of seasonal fashion are currently becoming very blurred. With inconsistent weather patterns across the world, one never really knows what the season has in store. Prada solved the problem this year by making winter coats in candy coloured ginghams. Get the best of spring and winter with a pastel checked coat this fall.

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In Your Fashion Meet: Laura Interlandi (with baby Aria, 5 1/2 months) Age: 26 What is your occupation? Full time mom and actor What is your passion? Theatre and music What inspires you most? Watching Aria grow and learn. My style icon is: I admire Audrey Hepburn although I don’t necessarily dress like her! My style is best described as: West Coast meets Brooklyn (where I live) — Always functional and colourful. Today I am wearing: Red cords, a purple nursing tank, a Girasol hand-woven baby wrap and a Hudson teething necklace. Aria is wearing a pair of turquoise moccasins from the Netherlands. My favourite piece of clothing is: South African hand-beaded moccasins I bought in London and a vintage suede coat, also from London. To by stylish, one must always: Be happy and feel good in what they’re wearing.


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ARTISTS The amazing Lavigne Two five-notes will get you one tomorrow. And the band making that offer promises you will get the better of the deal. Five Note is a funk band from Nanaimo. Ten bucks will get you a seat in the Duncan Garage Showroom Thursday to hear music inspired by D’Angelo, Saint Germain and Jamiroquai, among

Liquid gold pipes: Humble Chemainus father has established himself as Vancouver Island’s most famous tenor

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hen Vancouver Island’s most famous tenor Ken Lavigne once worked as a singing waiter at Victoria’s Splendid Chinese Restaurant, he’d be perfectly comfortable trilling away amid the tables. The job — serving up food and operatic arias — helped overcome his shyness. “Shy” is not how most would now describe this exuberant, articulate man he has become. But at 39, he is surprisingly humble, considering his resume: major roles in operas such as La Traviata, Cenerentolla, Tosca and The Barber of Seville; a founding member of two highly successful bands, The Canadian Tenors and Romanza; regular performances with multi-Grammy winner David Foster; and singing for Prince Charles at Government House in Victoria. He’s also recorded five CDs and played Carnegie Hall. “The joy of singing is related to a mind-body connection,” he says. “We tend to think that the body is merely transport for the mind. But when we loosen that primal memory by singing, it takes over and you suddenly feel the earth move.” His mesmerizing voice — silken even as he speaks — is like “liquid gold” when he sings. Wrote reviewer Oscar Moore: “Ken Lavigne can caress a lyric and bring tears to ones eye by the sheer beauty of his lyricism and sweetness.” And noted in the Cabaret Exchange in New York: “His voice seemed to be liquid gold, a pure lyric sound that had surprising undertones in his unforced lower range.” Born and raised in Victoria, Lavigne now lives with wife, Alice and three young children (aged nine, eight and three) in Chemainus. Last year, he took time off his touring schedule to perform in Chemainus Theatre’s production of Joseph and His Amazing Tech-

nicolor Dreamcoat. Lavigne rocked out in the Elvis-impersonating role of Pharaoh. “I was always singing,” he says, recalling his childhood. “I was the weirdo in the family who sung myself to sleep.” His parents, although not musical themselves, recognized his passion and enrolled him in voice lessons by the time he was eight. By nine, he had the lead role in the Victoria Operatic Society’s production of Oliver. “It was an amazing experience; I remember thinking, ‘these people get me; I don’t have to hide this part of me. I belong …’” Finding a sense of belonging among his peers was sometimes an issue for Lavigne, who again, refers to himself as “shy” — “I was always the guy waiting to see what the rest of the room was doing.” He played soccer, but found his true passion singing in school choirs and musicals. He eventually took music and vocal training at the University of Victoria with Susan Young and Alexandra Browning-Moore, and with Selena James at the Victoria Conservatory of Music. He also studied in Wales with Stuart Burrows, and in New York with Joan Dornemann. Today, his genre is “classical crossover,” but he continues to sing opera, and is currently working with composer Tobin Stokes and author Margaret Atwood on an opera about Canadian singer Pauline Johnson. With a July 13 Save-on-Foods Memorial Centre Victoria performance now behind him, he notes singing in a 7,400-seat arena is a long way from the more intimate soft-seat theatres he typically graces. “The sound is generally better and people can actually see you,” he smiles. Facing the challenge of anything new is a cornerstone of Lavigne’s career since he made the bold move of renting Carnegie Hall in 2009, hiring the New York Pops as accompaniment and then performing as a basic “unknown” to rave reviews. “Carnegie Hall was a dream … You hear about the legends who do a Carnegie Hall debut and it’s a magic moment in time. I’d built it up in my mind that one day I’d be that good.” It remained a dream until “a friend basically said I have to get out of my own way and embrace what I need to do in order to have this

other artists. Singer Sydney Needham brings the band that same powerful R&B style that won her first place in the Victoria Idol contest in 2011. “Sydney is stellar as our vocalist, and with first class professional instrumentalists we also take this music on extended experimental improvisa-

tional jam funk sessions. Get ready for a funkadelic trip,” said band leader Cameron Wigmore. “I formed this band to give local live music fans something unique, crossing genre boundaries from funk to neo-soul to jazz. Our fans have been really supportive.” The music starts at 9 p.m. Call 250-748-7246.

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Ken Lavigne took time out from his touring schedule to perform in last summer’s Chemainus Theatre production of Joseph, but he is more recognizable in the tux he sported for a show earlier that year with the Palm Court Orchestra. career.” This “leap of faith” took tireless fundraising, mountains of paperwork, rehearsing, recording, touring and even periods of being “gripped with fear that I’m not good enough” — but ultimately springboarded his career onto an international stage. He continues to tour his self-produced show, The Road to Carnegie Hall, which combines entertaining personal anecdotes and music such as ballads, classics and operatic arias. But amid a busy schedule of touring and recording, he’s also taking his career in a slightly new direction. “The whole process of releasing an album

has morphed into releasing singles on iTunes and YouTube,” he says, so he’s aiming to collaborate with some international artists, creating online productions with visual components. But singing remains his joy; and within the hours of hard work, even times of self-doubt, come those moments of pure bliss that “fuel you to chase them” again. Sometimes, he adds, there’s also a reconnection with a song “that suddenly has new meaning; it twists like a prism in the sun and you see a rainbow that you missed before.”

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

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Colleen Brown: Art pop, 2 p.m., Duncan Garage Showroom, 201-330 Duncan St., Duncan. Tickets $12 advance, $15 at the door. Call 250-748-7246.

Thursday Old Time Jam: at Twisted Sisters Tea Room, Chemainus at 7:30 p.m. Five Note with Cameron Wigmore: Funky saxophone, 8 p.m., Duncan Garage Showroom, 201-330 Duncan St., Duncan. Tickets $12 advance, $15 at the door. Call 250-748-7246.

Friday Royal Canadian Mounted Police Musical Ride: at Avalon Equestrian Centre. Tickets $10 (family of four $30) at the Cowichan Ticket Centre at 250-748-7529. Proceeds to Cowichan Community Policing and Crime Prevention Programs and Cowichan Search & Rescue. For information: 250-701-9145. Old Tyme Costume Party, Chemainus Art Beat: dress up in old tyme items using Chemainus murals as an inspiration, 5 to 9 p.m., south end of Willow Street, Chemainus.

JoHannah Knight performs during ArtBeat Friday in Chemainus.

Saturday National Tape / Spaceboots: Victoria bands, 8 p.m., Duncan Garage Showroom, 201-330 Duncan St., Duncan. Tickets $10 advance, $12 at the door. Call 250-748-7246. Cowichan Green Community Edible Garden & Farm Tour: explore some of the Cowichan region’s edible gardens, 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Tickets $10 for members; $15 non-members; $20 for couples. Kids 13 and under free. For info, contact Alyssa (250-748-8506), stop by the office at 360 Duncan St., or email alyssa@cowichangreencommunity.org Fifth Annual Cowichan River Clean-Up: help clean up the river (shore or water).

Beer ‘n’ Burger ‘n’ Bagpipe Bash: Celtic music from Cowichan Pipes and Drums and the Barley Jar Saltair Neighbourhood Pub, 10619 Knight Rd., Chemainus, 3:30 to 7 p.m., tickets $20. Special Woodstock’s 14th Annual Music Festival: Music festival comprised of professional musicians supporting nonprofessional musicians with developmental disabilities on one stage. Entrance by donation, Providence Farm, 8:30 a.m. to 6 p.m. Jazz with Maria Manna in the Vineyard: Amusé Restaurant – 2915 Cameron Taggart Rd., (250)-743-3667, www.amuseonthevineyard.com, from 1 to 4 p.m. Bamberton Bound: an entertaining documentary about this important B.C. historical site; also see: tours of the village, quarry and waterfront; visit the museum. 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Admission by donation.

How to Become a Roman Catholic St. Francis Xavier / Our Lady Queen of the World Catholic faith community will be having sessions of “Inquiry” throughout September on how to become a Roman Catholic. There is no charge or commitment to these sessions. They will take place at the new “Welcome Centre” on St. Francis Xavier Church grounds, 790 Kilmalu Rd., 2 p.m. until 3 p.m., Saturday. Please call 250-743-1688 or email: AveMaria@telus.net to register. Father Sean will facilitate.

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Call 250-597-0114

Eagles Building Society Annual General Meeting Wednesday Aug.21st @ 7:30 p.m. Eagles Hall, Duncan BC. All members please attend.

DEATHS

BROWN, William A.

Feb. 22, 1926 – Aug. 9, 2013 Bill was born in Duval, Saskatchewan, the only son of Bessie and Bud Brown. He worked for the City of Regina Transit Department before retiring to Duncan , BC and later to Victoria. He was predeceased by two sisters, Joy Derby and Margaret Frizzell of Strasburg, Sask. Bill is survived by his wife Elta, daughter Leslie (Bruce Parisian) of Victoria, son Garnet (Catherine Gile) of Seattle and three beloved grandsons, Drew Parisian (Amber Seguin) of Victoria and Owen and Evan Brown of Seattle. Bill is also survived by his sister June Charlton of Regina. The family will gather at a later date to celebrate the life of this exceptional man. JOHNSON: Melvin Clarence - passed away peacefully at Sunridge Place, Duncan BC on August 7, 2013. Born in Kipling, Saskatchewan on March 9, 1932. Predeceased by his wife Doreen on March 9, 2010. Remembered by his son Brian; grandchildren Alicia and Jeremy and his ex-wife Norma Elliott. At Melvin’s request there will be no service. Online condolences may be made at www.hwwallacecbc.com

H.W. Wallace 5285 Polkey Rd. 250-701-0001 KRUTZ: Werner (Vern) Christe, a wise and extraordinary man, left this life on the evening of Aug 2/13 in his residence at Wexford Creek, Nanaimo. Born Dec 5/25 in Morden, Manitoba, Vern was the 9th of 11 children. He is survived by his children Henry, Bill, Donna (Bruce), Roberta (Chris predeceased 2006), Laura (Galan); step-children Cathy and William; grandchildren Kyle, Amy (Craig), Adam, Layla, Carly, Gia; the mother of his children and his wife from 19511974, Roberta Krutz; his sisters Erma, Erika, Evelyn; and his partner from 1980-2004, Fran Willgress. In 1940, at the tender age of 14 Dad left home and joined the army...until they discovered he was underage. During the next 12 years he joined the army, navy, and RCAF Reserve. In 1958 he moved to BC to become the first sanitary inspector for the Pacific Region, Health and Welfare Canada. Dad retired in 1980 with a total 34 years of loyal public service. He truly enjoyed his work and always said his job was to serve. He did it well. Dad had a love and respect for the land. After retiring he worked 13 plus years as Land Manager for Cowichan Tribes. He was an avid farmer and right up to the end his greatest joy was spending time on the farm with friends and family. Please help us celebrate Vern’s exceptional sense of humour and wonderful influence on those around him on Saturday, September 21, 2013 @ 2:00PM at the Cedar Community Hall, Nanaimo. Special thanks to the caring staff at Wexford Creek and a huge shout out to our brother, Henry Krutz, for his devoted and amazing care of our Papa over the past 7 plus years. In lieu of flowers, a donation to the Heart & Stroke Foundation of BC would be wonderful.

Rehearses Monday nights - Duncan. If you’re 18+, read music & enjoy singing challenging repertoire, contact Christine Dandy after Aug. 23. 250-715-1568.

INFORMATION

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

“DigniďŹ ed access to food for allâ€?

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

MISS LONELY looking for Mr. Lonely, ages 60-70, likes to walk & talk, basically a companion for weekends especially Sundays. Must love animals. Reply in writing to File A957, c/o Leader Pictorial, Unit 2 - 5380 TCH, Duncan, BC V9L 6W4.

INFORMATION

INFORMATION

PERSONALS

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

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

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NEW LOCATION: 5285 Polkey Rd. Email: hwwallace@shawbiz.ca www.hwwallacecbc.com Locally Owned & Operated

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Birth Announcements

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

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COMMUNITY ANNOUNCEMENTS PERSONALS

CAREER OPPORTUNITIES

EDUCATION/TRADE SCHOOLS

HELP WANTED

LE MINISTÈRE de la Défense nationale cherche des Officiers du génie des systèmes de marine pour remplir divers postes de civils à Victoria et Nanoose Bay en ColombieBritannique. Les candidates et candidats peuvent postuler en ligne seulement, au site Internet de la Commission de la fonction publique du Canada, numéro de référence DND13J008697-000069, numéro du processus de sélection 13-DND-EA-ESQ-375697, Vaisseaux auxiliaires des forces armées canadiennes. Les postulants doivent posséder toutes les compétences requises énumérées et soumettre leur demande selon l’échéance prescrit. http://jobs-emplois.gc.ca/index -fra.htm

FOODSAFE AT Island Savings Centre, Aug. 24th & Sept. 21st courses 8:30-4:30 $70. 250746-4154 www.saferfood.ca

EXPERIENCED BUCKERS and Rippers with current minimum Level 1 First Aid required for Heli Logging Projects. Flights in and out of full facility camps paid for. Call 1-250334-9734 or 1-250-703-4132 to leave message.

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

HELP WANTED Help Wanted LADYSMITH PRESS needs physically fit individuals for their continually expanding collating department. Part time positions available 8 - 16 hrs/wk, $10.34/hr. Afternoon and graveyard shifts - must be available Wednesdays. Benefits, profit sharing and advancement opportunities. Please submit your resume between 9 am and 5 pm in person to: Ladysmith Press, 940 Oyster Bay Drive, Ladysmith, BC or mail to: Ladysmith Press, PO Box 400, Ladysmith, BC V9G 1A3. No phone calls please.

LOST AND FOUND LOST: CAT, young male, black and very shy. From Topaz Park area. Please check yards and sheds. Call if found (250)381-6009.

We would like to thank in advance all who apply, however only those chosen for an interview will be contacted.

LOST: Native design, hummingbird watch, wedding band, engagement band and opal ring were attached. Lost Aug 3rd on or around Kinsol Trestle by the water. Please call (250) 246-8959 with any information. LOST: Set of keys, Tuesday, Aug 13, between 6 and 7am around Coronation Ave. Had garage door opener with quick disconnect. If found, please drop at the News Leader Pictorial office at #2-5380 TCH between Buckerfield’s and the Brick or call 250-746-4471. 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

EDUCATION/TRADE SCHOOLS

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

MEDICAL TRANSCRIPTION RATED #2 FOR AT HOME JOBS

CHERRIES ICE CREAM PARLOUR needs an experienced food service worker. Must have Food Safe & references. Also, after school helper starting at 2:30 pm. Apply with resume 115 Craig St, Duncan.

• Huge Demand In Canada • Employers Seek Out Canscribe Graduates • Over 90% Graduate Employment Rate

www.canscribe.com info@canscribe.com 1.800.466.1535

BUSINESS OPPORTUNITIES

CHRISTIAN CHILD Care Centre in Duncan is seeking Infant/Toddler, ECE to work part, full time or on call. For more information or to submit a resume please email, cresentmoon83@hotmail.com

HELP WANTED

IMMEDIATE OPENING

Join our team at a busy & growing year-round market.

SENIOR PRODUCE CLERK

CAREER OPPORTUNITIES

EDUCATION/TRADE SCHOOLS

We are looking for a senior produce clerk who will: • Provide great customer service • Order, receive, trim, wash, prepare & package produce & other fresh products • Stock, rotate & maintain attractive displays • Demonstrate leadership and the ability to motivate others The right applicant will have: • Previous produce experience or similar • Experience ordering & buying • The ability to safely lift 50+ lbs, work in an indoor/outdoor environment with extreme temperature changes • Strong communication skills both verbal & written Salary commensurate with experience and includes extended health/dental benefits & staff discount. Great opportunity for advancement. If you have the experience, skills & ability to succeed in this position please send a resume to:

email: jobpostingresumes@yahoo.ca or File A958, c/o The News Leader Pictorial, #2-5380 Trans Canada Hwy, Duncan, BC V9L 6W4

EDUCATION/TRADE SCHOOLS

LICENCED SECURITY GUARDS

Wanted by Coval Security Competitive pay and benefits. Full & Part-time

250-746-5099 Maple Bay Marina Coffee bar & Market team. Successful candidate is committed to stellar customer service, must have a friendly attitude & reliable transportation. Duties; retail sales, food prep, serving, and office work; 30-35hrs/week. Cash handling experience & Food Safe certification required - barista experience an asset.

Pacific Homes - Pacific Truss is looking for Production Assemblers for their Cobble Hill Truss and Wall plants. Under the direct supervision of the Production Supervisor, they will be responsible for building roof truss and wall assemblies. CSA Approved footwear and High School diploma or (GED) required. Previous experience in carpentry/framing preferred but will train the right candidates. This position is subject to a Collective Agreement. Rate of pay ranges from $13.88 to $21.13 per hour. We thank all applicants in advance for applying; only those candidates shortlisted for an interview will be contacted.

To apply email: lorne.winship@ pacific-homes.com http://pacific-homes.net http://pacifictruss.com No phone calls please!

Email resume to: ljune@beca.ca

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

HELP WANTED

HELP WANTED

EDUCATION/TRADE SCHOOLS

LEARN ONLINE

JOB DESCRIPTION

COMMERCIAL TRANSPORT/ HEAVY DUTY MECHANIC (Required Immediately)

Postion Summary: Performs a wide range of duties within the plant including but not limited to: Work on highway trucks, diagnose, repair and preventative maintenance on 15+ vehicles. Hours are full time, but shift swings on a regular basis. Job Requirement: Qualification (Education/Experience) and Required Skills: • High School diploma or GED, or equivalent combination of education, training and experience. Must have at least 3rd or 4th year apprentice for Heavy Duty Mechanic/Commercial Transport. • Ability to follow company production and safety procedures • Ability to understand and apply basic mathematical skills • Ability to speak and comprehend basic English • Some heavy lifting required up to approximately 75 lbs • Must be willing to have flexible work schedule Drop off a resume in person to: 3721 Drinkwater Road, Duncan, B.C. or fax resume to: 250-746-8011. EDUCATION/TRADE SCHOOLS

EDUCATION/TRADE SCHOOLS

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

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

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HELP WANTED

HELP WANTED

p Love What You Do? Office Assistant The successful will have a university or PART TIME TEMPORARY POSITION We Do!candidate college education or two years of sales experience.

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The News Leader Pictorial skills,Cowichan 40 wpm typing and proof reading skills. We offer great working environment with a Attn: BillaMacadam competitive base salary and commission plan coupled Resumes with cover letter be dropped off in #2 5380 Trans Canada Hwyshould person byBC August 16, with a strong benefi ts 2013. package, please forward your Duncan, resume V9L 6W4with a cover letter by March 4 to: The Cowichan News Leader Pictorial Attn: Bill Macadam, Publisher email: #2 5380 Trans Canada Hwy Duncan, BC publisher@cowichannewsleader.com V9L 6W4 A driver’s license, the use of your own vehicle and valid We would like thank in We advance all all who apply, however only insurance aretorequired. thank applicants for their those chosen for an interview will be contacted. interest but only those selected for an interview will be contacted.

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CHERRIES ICE CREAM PARLOUR needs an PT experienced food service worker. Must have Food Safe & references. Apply with resume 115 Craig St, Duncan.

HELP WANTED

MARINE ENGINEERING Officers are required for various civilian positions with the Department of National Defence in Victoria and Nanoose Bay BC. Online applications only through the Public Service Commission of Canada website, Reference# DND13J008697-000069, Selection Process# 13-DND-EA-ESQ375697, Canadian Forces Auxiliary Fleet (CFAV). Applicants must meet all essential qualifications listed and complete the application within the prescribed timelines. http://jobs-emplois.gc.ca/index -eng.htm.

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.

HELP WANTED

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

Permanent Carriers Required On The Following Routes:

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

CALL LARA NOW

250-856-0047 EDUCATION/TRADE SCHOOLS

EDUCATION/TRADE SCHOOLS


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HELP WANTED

Wednesday, August 14, 2013

FOR SALE BY OWNER

MOBILE HOMES & PARKS

APARTMENT/CONDO

NOW HIRING. Full-time carpenter. Position to include benefits. Wage dependant on experience. Please drop resumes to: #2 - 3012 Boys Rd

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

STEEL BUILDING Sizzling summer savings event! 20x22 $4,188. 25x24 $4,598. 30x36 $6,876. 32x44$8,700. 40x52 $12,990. 47x70 $17,100. One end wall included. Pioneer Steel 1-800-668-5422. www.pioneersteel.ca

FACTORY DIRECT Wholesale CSA Certified Modular Homes, Manufactured/Mobile Homes and Park Model Homes, We ship throughout Western Canada visit us online at www.hbmodular.com or 1-877-976-3737

MUSICAL INSTRUMENTS

RENTALS

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

APARTMENT/CONDO

PETS REGISTERED Siberian Husky Puppies (with blue eyes) 778-891-4556 www.vancouverhusky.com

Pacific HomesPacific Truss

No phone calls please!

RENTALS

MISCELLANEOUS FOR SALE

PET SUPPLIES Online! Thousands of products to choose from. Take 15% off your order with coupon code: SALE15 Sale runs till the end of August. www.petland.ca 1-855839-0555.

http://pacific-homes.net http://pacifictruss.com

REAL ESTATE

WORK WANTED

PET CARE SERVICES

We thank all applicants in advance for applying; only those candidates short listed for an interview will be contacted. To apply email: lorne.winship@ pacific-homes.com

REAL ESTATE

HELP WANTED

PETS

Is looking for a Yardman/woman. They will be responsible for receiving of building materials and loading of trucks and containers. Related experience in shipping and receiving and a high level of forklift proficiency required. Must be able to work efficiently on own and with others. Hours of work are Monday to Friday 7am to 3:30pm or 8am to 4:30pm with likelihood of overtime. A competitive benefits package is available upon successful completion of probationary period.

MERCHANDISE FOR SALE

MERCHANDISE FOR SALE HOME CARE/SUPPORT

ANTIQUES/VINTAGE

SPRINGRIDGE MANOR Has a new look!

REAL ESTATE

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 Available Now

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

Call Cory (250)732-1839 1200 SQ.FT. 2nd floor apt./ private entry. Covered sun deck. 5 appl’s, geo thermal heat system complete w/AC, indoor storage area. 5 mins from town in Tansor Industrial Park on Cowichan Lake Road. Ref’s a must. $1200./mo. Call (250)701-1919, (250)701-1914 1-BD lvl entry suite $700 avail now. f/s/dw/shrd laundry. N/S N/P Single occupancy preferred. 250-597-3498 2 br, 5 appl condo avail Sept 1 non smoking, small pet ok, no dogs, ref req $800 mauricelast@shaw.ca 250-597-0011. 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. 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

FOR SALE BY OWNER

CAREGIVER WANTED for inhome care of my wife. (Mill Bay area). Saturday, Sunday & Monday. Call (250)733-2413 TRUSTFUL, MATURE lady with a big heart is looking for a companion job in Duncan. Help with shopping, light housekeeping, conversations, walks... Jola, 250-510-6335.

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

VOLUNTEERS THE COWICHAN FOOD CONNECTION

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

to apply for this worthwhile cause.

FRIENDLY FRANK BREAD MAKER, Sewing machine, bring your own bed, all for $99. Call (250)745-6257.

FUEL/FIREWOOD

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.

FIREWOOD: Clear fir, full rounds, delivered, you split. $150/cord. 250-715-7079 SEASONED FIREWOOD 250510-0412.

DUNCAN: 2-BDRM CONDO

FRENCH CREEK CHARMER 3 bdrm/2 ba on .23 acre. Many updates. Warm, welcoming & move in ready. $335,000. By appt. gardendelight@shaw.ca. 250-752-4741.

FURNITURE PILLOWTOP QUEEN TRESS SET. Brand Need to sell ASAP! (250)713-9680

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GARAGE SALES COWICHAN STATION: Fairbridge Dr. (off Koksilah near Bright Angel Park). Neighborhood sale, Sat., Aug. 17th, 8:30am-2pm. CROFTON 8646 Crofton Rd. Aug 17 & 18 (10-?). Estate sale. Lots of tools, household, work clothing & boots (some new) & antiques. Too much to list.

GARAGE SALES

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

DUNCAN: Multi-family sale, Sat., Aug 17, 9-4pm. 1048 Viewtop Rd. Lots of tools, housewares, cookingware.

MATNew. $300.

HERITAGE PAWN BARGAINS!

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

DUNCAN: Sat. Aug. 17, 8-2pm. 2307 Regina Dr. off Lakes and Wicks Rd. ESTATE SALE 1 DAY ONLY antique furniture, maple dining room suite, 5 piece queen bedroom suite, 3 piece double bedroom suite, brass lamps, living room sofa and chairs, desks, kitchen table and chairs, kitchenware, tools and much more. Saturday, August 17th 9:00am to 2:00pm, 3099 Cook Street, Chemainus GIANT GARAGE SALE: Sat Aug 17, 9-3. Duncan United Church. Fundraiser for Encore! Women’s Choir - help them get to New York! Everyone Welcome! Multiple tables, bake sale, something for everyone!

MAPLE BAY: 6636 Pemberlea Rd., (opposite Osprey, off Maple Bay Rd), Sat. Aug. 17, 8am-noon. Fundraiser for CV Hospice Society - Furniture, lady’s quality clothing, antiques, costume jewelry, tent trailer, books, CDs.

MAPLE GROVE APTS.

MISCELLANEOUS FOR SALE CONVECTION oven “Europro”-”Bravetti”, $60. ALSO, carpet, “Berber”, almost new, taupe/sandy colour. 6’x8’,10”. $30. Jacquey (250) 733-2630 C.V. SPORTSMAN’S Firearms & Collectibles Show, Aug 18, 2013. Militaria. Eagles Hall, 2965 Jacobs Rd, Duncan. 8:30-1. Geoff 250-746-7812.

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

2nd floor, corner unit. 5 appl’s, new laminate floors. N/S. 2524 Lewis St. Avail Sept. 1. $800/mo, lease. Please call 1(250)477-8046 or 1(250)891-8392. Victoria #’s DUNCAN- CLEAN, bright 2 bdrm, 3 appls, $750. Avail now or Sept. 1. 250-474-0545. DUNCAN: SMALL 1 bdrm condo near Hospital. 6 appl’s, N/S. Ref’s. Avail. now. $625. (250)246-4677, (250)732-0808

MUST SEE FLOAT HOME!

COUNTRY COTTAGE in Port Renfrew. Sep. garage, workshop & woodshed. Recent reno’s. Air-tight insert F/P. 1.5 baths & 1 bdrm on main flr w/ 4 beds in loft. Sale inclds entire contents. Also incld 24ft. Monaro on trailer loaded. $356,000. Call 250-647-0028 glenlyon@islandnet.com

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. 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

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)

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(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

LOTS 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

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PARKLAND PLACE 620 Dobson Road 250-748-0496 (Art) 250-748-1978 (Sylvia) FREE heat, hot water, parking. 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. Under New Management Mountain View Terraces Available freshly reno’d 1 and 2 bdrm suites from $650-$850 Water, heat, parking incld’d Quiet location

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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 www.meicorproperty.com

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 1800 SQ. FT. Commercial/ Light Industrial unit in modern strata complex with Hwy exposure in Duncan area. Bright front office & bathroom with shower. Avail with or without 3/4 acre fenced storage yard. 250-658-4336 (Victoria). --------1000 sq’ - 7000 sq’ Store front with excellent exposure, overhead doors, ample parking, available now. --------Please call (250)748-9622 to view 720 SQ. FT. newly renovated office space in modern building. Hwy exposure in Duncan area. Bright reception area plus 2 offices. Very secure. Available with or without 3/4 acre fenced storage yard. Call 250-658-4336 (Victoria).

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.

DUPLEXES/4PLEXES DUNCAN AREA: Huge half duplex, large yard, 4 bdrms, F/P. $1250/mo. + utils. Avail. Sept. 1st. 1(250)704-1251. DUNCAN, Walk to town, Quiet 3 bdrm upper, 1.5 baths, 5 appl’s. Fenced back yard. NS/NP. $1175 incl’s util. Avail now. 250-748-9059

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RENTALS

RENTALS

RENTALS

RENTALS

TRANSPORTATION

TRANSPORTATION

TRANSPORTATION

HOMES FOR RENT

HOMES FOR RENT

OFFICE/RETAIL

SUITES, LOWER

AUTO FINANCING

SPORTS & IMPORTS

TRUCKS & VANS

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.

LARGE 5BED 3bath, very desirable neighbourhood, includes 2bed in-law suite, can rent complete house for $1900, or top portion 3bed 2 bath $1300. For more details contact 250-710-8989

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

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.

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

SOUTH COWICHAN RENT TO OWN- 3 bdrms, 1 bath, lrg 3 car de-tached garage, suite above garage, needs work. Available on a 10 acre parcel Avail. Aug. 15th. Asking, $395,000. Monthly rent, $1600. Call Mark (250)7015562.

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. COWICHAN STATION: Avail., Sept 1, 2 bdrm, W/D hookup, $700/m. (250) 743-7916 COWICHAN STATION, rural 2 bdrm double wide mobile, woodstove, $1000/mo. Sept 1. (250) 710-3505 DUNCAN: 1600 SQ FT main floor, 2-3 bdrms, family room, large living room, sunroom, 2 F/P. Avail. immed. Close to school and Hospital, N/P. Ref’s req’d. $1250/mo. Call (250)746-7935. DUNCAN- 2 BDRM 1370sq ft, upper level executive home in sought after area. $1200/mo includes utils. (250)748-0684. LAKE COWICHAN- small 2 bdrm house on waterfront, walk to town. Large 2 bay garage/shop area attached. Oil furnace & wood airtight. NP, WD, FS. Refs. $900. 250701-1914 or 250-701-1919

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

RECREATION

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

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

OFFICE SPACE: Price is starting at $300. Large meeting room area available, kitchen, reception area, incredible downtown location. 250-5972114

SHARED ACCOMMODATION NORTH NANAIMO: Attention Students/Working Professionals: fully furnished room, nice, quiet area. Own bathroom, cable, shared kitchen and laundry. N/S, N/P, no partiers. $550/mo. 250-756-9746. VIU/STUDENT dorm: W/D, wifi, $395+ util’s. (250)2463773 or text (250)715-8468.

STORAGE 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 OFF SEASON parking for RV’s, trailers & boats is now being offered at Duncan Community Lodge on Moose Rd. Park your toys from October through March for $30/month. For more information call (250) 746-1991

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

SUITES, UPPER DUNCAN: 3 bdrms on Sherman Rd. Inclds appls, big back yard, $1100. NP/NS. Avail Sept. 1. Call (250)510-5526.

SUITES, LOWER COBBLE HILL- hard to find 3 bdrm, 2 full bath, newly renovated, 1400sq ft walk-out, priv entrance, separate power meter, 6 appls, lrg kitchen, quiet rural area, easy access to Trans Canada Hwy. Avail Sept 1. $1150/mo. N/S, sm pet? Jean, (250)743-3199.

COWICHAN BAY Ocean view townhome. 2-bdrm plus den. 2.5 ba. 2000 sq.ft. Peninsula fireplace, 2 car garage, natural gas heat/hot water. Sept 1. $1500. N/S. 250-701-0922.

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

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

PETTER’S YARD Care- 25 years experience, landscape design, maintenance, pressure wash. Call 250-748-9775.

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

CARPENTRY

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.

FINANCIAL SERVICES

Window Washing Gutter Cleaning Pressure Washing Yard Cleaning Junk Haul away Free estimates

Larry’s Cleaning (250)701-1362 CLEANING SERVICES HOME CLEANING Wkly or BiWkly times avail. Excellent refs. Call Renee 250-701-7301 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.

HANDYPERSONS

JOE’S HOME REPAIRS & PAINTING

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

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2004 CHEVY Venture, fully loaded, 6 passenger van. One owner. Excellent cond. $7,000. (250)754-2680 2010 KAWASAKI Z1000. 8500 kms. Nice sports bike. Very clean, Michelins. $7500. (250) 743-2066, Cobble Hill. RECREATIONAL VEHICLES FOR SALE

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Call 250-246-0248 PLUMBING

2007 FORD Ranger sport quad cab. 3L V6, automatic, A/C, new tires & brakes, 93,000 km. Asking $8900. Call (250)709-7180, in Duncan. 92 MAZDA with cap, 258,000 kms, runs good, body rough, $500. 250-510-1211

MARINE MARINE ACCESSORIES

CARS

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

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

SPORT UTILITY VEHICLES

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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BOATS

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

CASH

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LARGE UPPER suite on acreage. Tansor School area. Generous living areas, 3 bdrms, 1.5 baths, fireplace. D/W, W/D hook-up. N/S. $950 + hydro. Ref’s req’d. Alex (250)597-8355. PREVOST AREA, 3 bdrm upper suite, 1 bath, 1370 sq ft, 2 decks, lrg yard, newly reno’d, 1/2 util., W/D $1100/m. (250)701-5869

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

MOTORCYCLES

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

Service Directory HOME/BUSINESS SERVICES

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

1981 27’ CATALINA Sailboat in good condition. Mooring available. Asking $8,500. Must sell. All reasonable offers considered. Specs & Pictures avail. (250)753-8867 PS: Lady not for sale!

I

magine an organization which has donated funds for more than 65 consecutive years to support cancer patient care, research and equipment. Now imagine the commitment of thousands of members hosting socials and teas, bazaars, raffles and other fund-raisers, as well as giving freely of their time to meet their charitable goals. According to Ruth Foster, Director of Cancer Activities for the O.E.S., “There are four categories of annual giving: educational bursaries, equipment, supplies and Cancer Dressings.� Last year, $8,362.29 was collected from the sale of cancelled stamps and postcards throughout British Columbia and Yukon to be distributed for Cancer Research or Cancer Dressings, wherever it is needed. (We must thank our friends in the community for keeping us well supplied with stamps.) Sunset Chapter #44, Duncan has one of our 39 Cancer Dressing Stations, located downstairs in the Mercury Theatre on Brae Road, Duncan. Last year, throughout our jurisdiction, 170 dedicated members volunteered 8120 hours producing 69,708 cancer dressings at a cost of $9,599.91. (We’ve used up inventory on hand, which once again reduced expenses. There is a need for dressings in Northern BC, so these numbers will likely increase next year.)

Stamp Out r e c n Ca

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

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

STUCCO/SIDING

Cancer is a dreadful disease without the added burden of the expense of dressings often required. THERE IS ABSOLUTELY NO CHARGE TO THE PATIENT. All that is required is a doctor’s referral.

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

WINDOWS MIKE’S VINYL WINDOWS. Installation of high quality, low-e, vinyl replacement windows. Competitive pricing, call for your free home estimate.(250)510-2548

By supporting our Stamp Project, attending bazaars and teas, the Cabaret Night or buying tickets on our annual Cancer Draw, you enable us to continue our efforts in the fight against cancer. We’ve had a Polar Swim each February since 2005, first at Transfer Beach in Ladysmith and starting this year, at Departure Bay in Nanaimo. Thanks to pledges/donations, the members willing to brave the chilly water, have raised over $50,000.00 for Cancer Projects. Please drop off your used stamps at the Cowichan News Leader/Pictorial Office between 8:30 am and 5:00 pm, Mon. to Fri., #2-5380 Trans Canada Hwy., the United Steelworkers Office, 351 Brae Road, or the local Cancer Office, #100-394 Duncan Street. NB: Our Stamps Dealers dictate how the stamps are to be trimmed, so we are asking our friends in the community NOT to TRIM stamps off envelopes. Just leave the stamps intact and we’ll do the rest. We don’t want any stamps to be spoiled. Thanks.


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wo South Cowichan Lawn Tennis Club events didn’t exactly benefit from the valley’s long dry spell. After the Biondo junior grasscourt championship endured a day of rain that forced play indoors, the same thing happened to the Kay Wilson Memorial mixed doubles triple knockout tournament. The Saturday 10 a.m. schedule moved to the Arbutus Ridge tennis bubble and so did all of Sunday’s play. It cleared up Sunday afternoon, but too late for players to return to the grasscourts. It was a case of bad luck and a lot of headaches for Sheila Biondo, who ran

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both tournaments. “It’s not the same game,’’ said Biondo of the switch from the grass. “It hasn’t happened very often in this one (Kay Wilson tournament) over the years.’’ The A Division final came down to an all-Victoria battle, with Daniel Skillings and Kelsey Anonsen winning over Jared Martin and Johanne Mui 7-5, 6-2. Young valley star Mady Starr and Adam Guenter of Victoria teamed up for top spot in the B Division with a 6-4, 6-3 triumph over Julian Sparkes and Carola Daffner of Victoria. The Penticton duo of Curtis Hamilton and Mary Wu won the C Division championship. They actually trailed 5-4 in the first set, but Thelma Legge and Henry Hohlachoff of Victoria were forced to withdraw at that point.

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Anonsen, Skillings champs

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Dynamic duo Kelsey Anonsen and Daniel Skillings celebrates after wrapping up their A Division title in the Kay Wilson Memorial mixed doubles triple knockout tournament. Below, Johanne Mui reacts quickly to make a return during the A final.

nother edition of the Gord Closson Classic oldtimers’ fastball tournament is ready to roll this weekend at Glenora’s Waldon Park with 10 teams. “Better than the five of last year,’’ said organizer Leanne Closson of the number of teams. “I got a couple of teams from out-of-town.’’ Action begins Friday at 6:30 p.m. with the Gators taking on Gord’s Geriatrics while Rangers battle Dogpatch.

“Gord’s Geriatrics are all over 60 so it should be entertaining,’’ said Closson. Saturday’s schedule is as follows: Bart’s vs. Oak & Carriage, Spartans vs. Native Sons, 8 a.m.; Baker Supply vs. Dogpatch, Strawberry Vale Braves vs. Rangers, 9:45; Gord’s Geriatrics vs. Bart’s, Gators vs. Spartans, 11:30; Baker Supply vs. Strawberry Vale, Native Sons vs. Oak & Carriage, 1:15 p.m.; Rangers vs. Baker Supply, Spartans vs. Bart’s, 3; Dogpatch vs. Strawberry Vale, Native Sons vs. Gord’s Geriatrics, 4:45; Oak & Carriage vs. Gators, 6:30. Single knockout playoffs start Sunday at 9 a.m. and the final is at 3 p.m.


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Cardinals fall off their game

Three gold medals: Valley hurdler shatters another long-standing record while others make their marks in a variety of events Bains also won gold in Don Bodger the 200 hurdles in 27.91 News Leader Pictorial and ran the opening leg for the victorious U16 4x100 hicago Bains relay team that included stood out Ladysmith’s Rachel Jeamong all the rome. females during Rounding it out for the prestigious Bains was an eighth place Legion Canadian youth in the 200 metres. track and field championSprinter Taryn Smiley ships in Langley while the got into the act with two other six valley athletes bronze medals in the U18 entered all attained a meagirls’ 4x100 and 4x400 sure of success. relays. Bains was honoured as Smiley was also in the the winner of the LeRoy running for top placings Washburn Award as the in the individual events, most outstanding female finishing sixth in the 200 athlete of the national Don Bodger/file in 26.05 and seventh in the competition and also Taryn Smiley was in the run- 100 in 12.48. received recognition as ning during the 100 and 200 Smiley had an unforoutstanding female B.C. Team member at the meet. metres, but still won medals in tunate situation of being required to run the heats “I know as I am still in a two relays. twice due to a timing state of disbelief of what malfunction. She won her heat both transpired, she must be overwhelmed,’’ noted coach John May of Black Creek. times anyway, but her schedule was thrown off by not having time for a Bains was due back from the Lower lunch break. Mainland on Tuesday afternoon. Injury restricted Tia Baker to two She created considerable fanfare with three gold medals that caused eruptions U18 running events. She was part of the 4x400 U18 club relay team that from a large personal and Team B.C. finished fourth and wound up 20th in cheering section. the U18 400 metres in 1:00.23. Mom Karmyn didn’t get to see Bains Casey Heyd and Nicole Lindsay also compete in P.E.I. last year so she was performed well in U16 girls’ events. obviously ecstatic to have this opporHeyd came fifth in the 100 metres in tunity. 12.81 and did the 4x100 on a third“It was unbelievable,’’ said Karmyn. place finishing team that also included “I’ve never witnessed the support like the valley’s Nicole Lindsay. that.’’ Lindsay was 14th in the U16 300 Retired former teacher/principal of George Bonner School, Herb Jawanda, metres in 43.09 seconds. Ben Williams just missed a pair of now living in Delta, even stopped by to medals in boys’ U16 events. He was see some of Chicago Bains’ magic for fourth in both the high jump (1.75 mehimself. tres) and the triple jump (12.84 m). “I applaud Chicago’s parents for Williams made Team B.C. but then making the extra effort to get her the was pulled due to a statistical error, but coaching and training to give her the opportunity to bring out the best of her still attained strong results on a national scale under the CVAC Jaguars’ banner. ability,’’ noted Jawanda. Liam Lindsay claimed fourth place in Bains won the gold medal in the U16 the U18 boys’ triple jump with a leap of 80-metre hurdles in 11.48 seconds, 13.25 metres and 10th in the long jump, breaking the meet record of 11.60 datreaching 6.09 m. ing back 31 years to 1982.

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High-flying Chicago Bains hits a hurdle at top speed well ahead of the competition during the Legion national track and field championships in Langley. Below, Surinder Jawanda was the first person to congratulate Bains as she came off the track.

Mustangs drop pair in island zone finals

Cowichan Valley Mustangs ran into tough competition in their best-of-three Bantam AA island zone series and lost both games to Victoria. The first game was a shutout but the Mustangs played much better in the second game, according to coach John West. “It was 1-0 for us right through the third,’’ he said. “We had one bad inning where they got four.’’ Pitcher Nick West and centrefielder Tyler McWhirter were the respective game MVPs during the series at Evans Park.

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Cam Frame He’s always in the right Frame of mind on the ball field. Cam Frame, who just celebrated his 18th birthday, played a key role for the second-place Duncan Nationals in the provincial Midget AA baseball tournament at Evans Park. “Cameron has been one of our top pitchers, can play him any position — catcher, shortstop — and our lead-off batter all year,’’ said Nationals’ head coach Jim Frost. “He’s just been an awesome player for us and just an awesome kid.’’ The feeling is mutual for Frame. “Jim’s great,’’ Frame said. “He’s an awesome coach.’’ Frame put his offensive talents on display at the provincials. “I hit a grand slam in the fourth game and had eight infield singles,’’ he pointed out. Frame also excelled defensively at shortstop and provided the Nationals with some clutch innings of pitching. “I’ve basically been pitching my whole career and it’s pretty good this season,’’ he said. “I’m really accurate. My fastball’s accurate but I needed an off-speed so I worked in a curve and a slider.’’ The Nationals were a tight-knit group. “We had eight of the same kids that went 2-2 in last year’s provincials so it’s kind of nice,’’ Frame said.

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uncan Cardinals couldn’t find their groove and finished 1-3 in the provincial peewee AA baseball championships at Comox. “Not as well as we’d hoped,’’ conceded head coach Wade Radcliffe of the results for his runner-up island zone team. “We played the two toughest teams.’’ That happened in the first two games and the Cardinals went down to an 8-1 defeat against Kelowna and then fell to eventual champion Burnaby. “My personal opinion, I think the team kind of got a bit deflated not being able to do well in that first game,’’ said Radcliffe. The Cardinals did well to trail only 6-3 into the fourth inning of the Burnaby game, but couldn’t sustain it. The Cardinals continued round robin play against Port Coquitlam. The game ended after the fifth inning on the 10-run mercy rule. “The team just didn’t perform as well as I’ve seen them perform in the past,’’ said Radcliffe. The guys at least ended on a high note by beating Surrey 12-11 with a come-from-behind effort. “It was more like the team we’ve seen all year,’’ said Radcliffe.

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Wallace ties best finish ever during World Cup event in Quebec Duncan’s Mark Wallace tied a career best finish on the World Cup tour by placing sixth among the junior men competing at the UCI Mountain Bike World Cup in Mont-Sainte-Anne, Quebec. Wallace, one of the valley’s top 20 youth athletes of the year for 2011 and 2012, came back from a crash Friday

with a vengeance. He continues to show great consistency in his first full season of racing on the tour. “The run felt pretty good — probably closer to the safe side,’’ said the Canadian junior champion in a release from Cycling Canada Cyclisme.

“I am satisfied but I am not at the same time. I wanted to win, especially at home. It’s still my best one yet this year and I’ll take it.’’ Wallace rides and trains with Steve Smith on the Canadian-based Devinci Global Racing team and has learned a lot from the pro.

It’s been a Dilly of a tournament for 25 years

End of an era: Ron Dill Memorial event goes into the history books after a quarter of a century Don Bodger

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alph Dill’s time has been consumed by the Ron Dill Memorial ball tournament for a quarter of a century. For many months each year, Ralph Dill was on the phone, texting or sending emails to people pertaining to the running of the tournament. It all came to an end on the B.C. Day weekend with the 25th and final edition of the “Dilly.’’ “It’s more time than people can imagine,’’ said Dill, who first staged the tournament June 16 through 18, 1989 at the Cowichan Rugby Club, less than two months after his brother Ron was killed in a plane crash on May 3, 1989. That first tournament offered a top prize of $600, a pretty decent payout for the time. Since then, thousands of players have enjoyed the tournament at various sites around the valley. Many games were played on some shoddy fields before the event came to its final resting place, headquartered at the Cowichan Sportsplex, with action also at Kerry Park and Evans Park. “From the fields we started with to where we are now, it’s come a long way,’’ said Dill. “Over the years, a lot of people have come and gone, just on our Cheers team itself,’’ he added. It’s been a great economic generator for the valley, but all good things must come to an end. There may yet be another B.C. Day long weekend tournament in Duncan, but it won’t be the Dilly. “Spartans are talking about taking over that weekend,’’ said Dill. The success of the event ran parallel to the incredible record of the Cheers team in those days. “We’ve won well over 200 tournaments,’’ said Dill. People like Donnie Jones, Stan Holman, Dean Bell and so many more will form the incredible Cheers legacy. Appropriately, a Cheers alumni team played in the final Dilly, with many stars of the recent past. “Back in the day, we never

lost a game in two years,’’ added Dill. The creation of the Dilly obviously came out of the blue after Ron died in the plane crash with a handful of others while on the way from Cassidy Airport to Vancouver to work at the new Metrotown Save-On-Foods store. Ron had stayed at Ralph’s house the previous night. Ralph jumped into action almost immediately to create the tournament in his memory and the rest is history. Ron would have been 50 this year and a grandpa as well. The tournament’s swan song followed tradition with a large entry — 60 teams in total and 43 from out-of-town. Dorman’s of Nanaimo gained notoriety as the final winner of the competitive orthodox division out of nine teams. Dorman’s earned a $1,000 reward after beating Texas Leaguers, a local team, 12-4 in the final. The runners-up received $700. The Braves of Vancouver took $500 for third and Spartans finished fourth for $375. MVPs were: Zach Sletto of Texas Leaguers and Courtney Wylie of Dorman’s. Corey Vey of Dorman’s won the King Richard Werbiski memorial award for top pitcher. Rec ortho was based at Kerry Park and featured 24 teams in three divisions of eight. Chad Pywell threw Pye’s Team together and won $1,000 for first place. “It was awesome,’’ said Pywell. “We kept getting a little better every game.’’ Pye’s Team relegated Parksville’s Rowdies to second with a 13-11 victory. Knights of Nanaimo and Raisins of Victoria received $400 apiece for sharing the third-fourth spot. Top spot and player bags went to Cardinals of Mill Bay in the Bud Light division. Ramblers collected $250 for second while the Shot Guns of Victoria and Parksville’s Google-It claimed $150 apiece for third-fourth. In the Lucky division, local team Crew was first followed by Thunder of Parksville. The third-fourth spot was shared between Mayhem of Victoria and Harold’s of Nanaimo. Pywell was MVP male and Kayla Willis of the Ramblers took the honour for

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Ball skip towards first base, but Bria Wilson of the Cheers alumni team gets to the bag safely, above, against the Jokers during the 25th and final Ron Dill Memorial tournament. Left, the phone’s been attached to longtime organizer Ralph Dill’s ear since the tournament started. Below, Jay Green of the Brawlers’ slo-pitch team delivers to home plate.

the females. Rebels were the most sportsmanlike team and Brian Dupre from Winnipeg received the King Richard MVP award while playing for the Raisins. In slo-pitch, Spiders From Mars of Nanaimo won $1,000 for first in the competitive division, beating Loonie Tunes of Victoria 13-6. Loonie Tunes collected $700. Juicy Jays of Parksville and Joe’s Rock of Quadra Island split the third and fourth positions for $400 apiece. MVP male was Kevin Shires of Spiders From Mars and

MVP female honours went to teammate Michelle Dennis. In the intermediate division, Mixed Nuts of Saltair were the winners of $350 after beating Mango Curry from Nanaimo 10-4. Mango Curry received $250. The Crew of Tofino and Yahoos of Ladysmith were $150 recipients for joint ownership of third and fourth. Intermediate male MVP was Brian Dice of Mixed Nuts. Julie Roberge of Mango Curry took the female MVP award. Rec division play ended with the Angry Balls of Nanaimo

defeating Mr. Mike’s Jays of Duncan 16-12. The teams received 15 pullovers and 15 hoodies, respectively. Eagles of Duncan and Blue Sox of Port Hardy won T-shirts for splitting third and fourth places. Shawn McMurtrie and Christina Lee of Angry Balls were the respective male and female MVPs. Eddie Edwards and Ashley Porter were Mr. Mike’s Jays MVPs. So many people had a hand in the tournament over the years for Dill, it was impos-

sible to list them all. Some of the key players, in recent times at least, were: Ernie Mansueti, Ken Monk, Fred McGuinness, Glen Wilson, North Cowichan-Duncan RCMP, Blair Nicholson, Rex Jones, Fiona Middlemiss, Mark Paetz, Linda Dohmeier, Shelley Fraser, Richard Ellis, Shawn Hancheroff, Pat Martin and Ray Ellison, Lyle Dhur, Dill’s right-hand man Ron Burton and umpires Bruce Tilbury, Gerry Rees and Peter Dalton. “Most of all to my family,’’ added Dill.


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know them will add another level of motivation for me,” he says. Tour de Rock has raised almost $18 million for the Canadian Cancer Society since 1998 – money aimed to fund pediatric cancer research and support programs for kids and their families, like Camp Goodtimes. “I get the most gratitude from helping people, and I want this to be the year that cancer ends. Whether or not that happens, I can help a lot of kids get to camp,” Blackhall says. Bourque says she’s riding to support families who have to go through the emotions of seeing their child go through treatment. “What’s not fair is that life has to strike any kids with illness. Kids just want to be kids. They want to move forward and not get stuck in all that,” she says. “They may have struggles, but you can’t see it on their faces. You might get tired (riding), but then you realize the effort you will put in. How could you not? They are your inspiration.” news@mondaymag.com

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