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A closer look at the Cowichan Wednesday, August 28, 2013

Salt Spring faller killed near Lake Cowichan

A rabid crowd cheers on Duncan’s Mark Wallace as he makes his way along the downhill course during the Crankworx Canadian Open downhill mountain bike race at Whistler. This spot is known as Heckler’s Rock for obvious reasons. Wallace, who just turned 18 June 1, finished 14th out of 144 starters from around the world. He has since landed in South Africa for the World Championships, with races starting Friday. After that, he’ll be hanging out in Cape Town for a week before heading to Norway and then Austria for more racing.

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Teenage pedestrian killed in 3 a.m. Duncan traffic tragedy Ashley Degraaf

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13-year-old girl struck and killed at the Trans-Canada Highway and Boys Road intersection at 3 a.m. Monday morning has been identified as Selina Natasha Joe, confirmed B.C. Coroners Service’s Barb McLintock. “Shortly after 3 a.m. this morning, North Cowichan/Duncan RCMP members attended to the intersection of the Trans-Canada Highway and Boys Road in response to a report a pedestrian (who was part of a group of youths) had been struck while crossing the highway,” said Cpl. Krista Hobday in a press release. “Upon arrival it was determined a group of local youths were crossing

the highway from west to east at the intersection when a 13-year-old girl was struck by a vehicle travelling northbound. “The driver stopped immediately and attempted to assist the girl who had been struck. The girl was conscious and in considerable pain,” explained Hobday. “Moments later, before police and ambulance arrived, a second vehicle also travelling northbound made a lane change to avoid the first vehicle and struck both the girl and an 18-year-old male.” The male, who was part of the group of youth involved, suffered significant injuries and was transported to Cowichan District Hospital. Hobday confirmed Tuesday his injuries were non-life threatening. Joe, a member of Cowichan Tribes, was pronounced dead at the scene.

“This is one of those things people will remember for a long time,” said Hobday of the tragedy, noting it’s too early to speculate what exactly happened. B.C. Coroners Services is continuing its investigation. “They want to be able to include all factors that may have contributed to the collision, that’s why they would do a toxicology test on the victim,” said Hobday. Police investigation also currently continues, but preliminary findings suggest neither alcohol or excessive speed were factors on the part of either driver involved in this incident. There is also belief other youths may have witnessed the collision but left the scene on foot prior to police attendance. They are urged to contact police at 250-748-5522.

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Selina Natasha Joe was struck and killed at the intersection of the Trans Canada Highway and Boys Road Monday morning.

41-year-old Salt Spring Island man died after being struck by a falling tree in a logging site in Lake Cowichan Monday, police confirmed. At 1:30 p.m., Lake Cowichan RCMP were notified of the accident near the Meade Creek Mainline. The victim, who police stated was employed by Hancock Forest Management, was struck by a tree and sustained fatal injuries. Hancock Forest Management’s Ian De Lisle declined to comment about Monday’s incident but noted the victim wasn’t employed by his company but rather a subcontractor, Mount Sicker Logging Company. He declined further comment. A Mount Sicker representative reached by phone refused to deny or confirm whether the victim was an employee of theirs and also declined further comment. Lake Cowichan RCMP, the B.C. Coroners Service and Work Safe B.C. are currently investigating. The RCMP had not returned calls prior to press time. The release of the man’s name is pending notification of next of kin. bchonda.com

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Police seek Cowichan man for Saanich assault Saanich police need help locating a sometime-Cowichan man wanted on assault charges. Greig Fredrik Wikoren, 44, is wanted on charges that are from an alleged domestic assault that occurred in Saanich on Aug. 20. Wikoren is a caucasian man, six-foot-one

with a stocky build and short brown greying hair. He may have a goatee. He was last seen wearing a multi-colour button-up shirt with jeans and running shoes. His was last seen in James Bay on Aug. 22 around 7 p.m. He was with his dog, a large Lab cross with brown and grey fur. He is known to

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He’s in love with the open road

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e’s an old man on a bike and he isn’t slowing down. That is Duncan’s Glenn Goodwin who’s turning 70 in November, but who also just wrapped up a transAmerican, 88-day, 6,065-kilometre bike tour. And he’s also got marathons and more bike tour plans in the works. Goodwin, who likes to refer to himself as either “crazy guy on a bike” and “old man on a bike” in his journal -style blog, just returned from his fifth United States bike tour. “It was probably one of the toughest rides I’ve ever done,” he said. The latest expedition was the Trans tour which began May 25 and finished Aug. 11. Part of that trip was taken with his buddy Bill Brookes who tagged along until they reached Wichita. Goodwin’s first big bike trek was from Prince George (where he lived at the time) to his buddy’s place in Kamloops and was inspired by a bet he couldn’t do it. Although no money was involved, bragging rights of the 300-mile trip planted a seed. It took awhile to grow though. “In between that, I worked quite a bit,” Goodwin, who’s been living in Duncan now for about seven to eight years., explained of why his next bike trip didn’t happen until 1993 (Prince George to San Diego) and then his third in 1994 (Seattle to Maine). “Since then I have crossed Canada three times and down the West Coast twice, up the East Coast and across the U.S.A. five times,” he summed. Goodwin mostly rides solo on trips but enjoys company when it’s available. But when it’s not, “It really gives you a chance to put life in perspective,” he said. “I think about

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Just a few month’s shy of his 70th birthday, Duncan’s Glenn Goodwin has just finished crossing the United States on his bicycle for the fifth time.

An old man and his bike: Heaven is a bicycle seat for Duncan’s Glenn Goodwin my family. I think about how I can improve my small business. I think about running.” Goodwin owns a small embroidery shop. He’s also a member of the Cowichan Valley Athletics Club under coach Sheron Chrysler who recently pushed him to compete in his first marathon in Vancouver. But biking’s his go-to. And the sport’s changed over the years, seeing Goodwin start on a woodward mountain bike to cruising now on a custom-built touring bike. On tours, he also hauls a 110-pound Bob trailer. The advocate for supporting local bike shops and use of helmets, said

he has also associated for the past 23 years with the Adventure Cycling Club who maps his routes, mostly in the States. “I think the number one challenge is it doesn’t matter how many times you do the same ride, it’s never the same,” he said, noting weather on his recent trip was a discouragement, especially slogging along in 105 degrees through Kansas. “Everything was going bad at that point,” he said, not knowing if he could make it through. Thanks to a friend, Susan Marshall, reading his blog and who emailed him telling him to give his head a shake, Goodwin was able to motor on.

And every day he averaged 55 to 80 miles. “It was the first time I didn’t do a century ride,” he said, of clocking 100 miles per day. Goodwin hands folks he meets along the way his card, which features his blog. As of last week, he had 72,000 hits, which isn’t too far off from his goal of 100,000. He wrote posts every evening on the trip, spending about two to three hours before he hit the hay. And that’s how folks he connected with along the way could get in touch. That included the guy who gave him and Bill a ride back seven

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Nurse practitioner: Position expected to fill in the gaps in area health care, should be filled this fall Peter W. Rusland

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nurse practitioner being hired for Lake Cowichan will nicely complement a planned private walk-in clinic — plus prospective multidisciplinary care — in the town currently with no medical services, a lake councillor explains. Bob Day, of Choose Cowichan Lake, applauded pushes by the Vancouver Island Health Authority, and Duncan doctors opening Lakeside Medical Clinic, to give folks even more medical care than under the recently closed Brookside clinic. “This is huge news,” he told the News Leader Pictorial Tuesday about the RN. “It’s a great chance for us to get a fresh start. As of today, we have nothing.”

Lake residents can share comments about health needs, and learn about the nurse practitioner at VIHA’s Sept. 5 meeting set for 9 to 11 a.m. in Cowichan Lake Seniors’ Centre, 55 Coronation St. Cowichan Lake Working Group’s goal is building a long-term model for an integrated multidisciplinary primary and communitycare team, VIHA brass’ release states. Those multidisciplinary services, under VIHA budgets, would see specialists address chronic mental-health, diabetes, heart and other maladies, he explained. In the short run, Day was glad the RN will start working weekdays around November, offering front-line care and prescribing nonnarcotic medicines. “It’s a bit of a gap filler,” he said. Care gaps fall between the fledgling Lakeside clinic launching services Mondays,

Wednesdays and Fridays, plus weekends, by next month. Day was delighted about Lakeside’s opening by three doctors operating a clinic in North Cowichan’s Beverly Corners complex. He was also amped about VIHA answering medical-care demands by lake folks after Brookside was shut about a week ago. “The public should trust what VIHA’s doing; they’re bending over backward to make something work for Lake Cowichan.” But working in the lake wasn’t high on physicians’ lists, he explained, due to a lack of colleagues there with whom to compare notes and ideas. “Doctors like to be around other professionals, and not work in isolation,” said Day. The best honey to lure future doctors would be an ER facility in the lake, he noted. “Provide a space, and doctors will come.”

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Get out your marshmallow sticks Coastal Fire Centre staffers gave folks the green light Monday for campfire fun. “The campfire ban in the Coastal Fire Centre was rescinded due to a decreased risk of wildfires,” states a Ministry of Forests, Lands and Natural Resource Operations press release. “The public is reminded that campfires cannot be larger than a half-metre high by a half-metre wide.” Keep in mind that “anyone who lights a campfire must have a hand tool (such as a shovel) or at least eight litres of water available to fully extinguish it.” They’re also warning folks to never leave campfires unattended and to make sure ashes are completely cold to the touch before leaving the area. The Coastal Fire Centre covers all of the area west of the height of land on the Coast Mountain Range north of the U.S.-Canada border at Manning Park, including Tweedsmuir South Provincial Park in the north, the Sunshine Coast, the Lower Mainland, Vancouver Island, the Gulf Islands and Haida Gwaii. To report a wildfire, unattended campfire or non-compliant open burning, call 1-800-663-5555 toll-free or dial *5555 on a cellphone.

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Sensible B.C. belongs at the farmer’s market

Pot legalization: No harm in adding ideas to what’s available Saturdays in city square

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n the one hand you’ve got to respect the Duncan Farmers Market’s right to determine who takes part in its weekly smorgasbord in city square. If market organizers felt the Sensible B.C. campaign was too political to fit the market’s mandate, or that it might detract from the regular vendors, then they were within their rights to just say no. On the other hand, what’s the big deal? For those who haven’t been following things closely, Sensible B.C. is a Information mainstream organization that has launched a legal lobby to petition the booth would provincial government to repeal marihave fit in juana prohibition, and essentially decriminalize pot. For reference, it is following the same process that was used to repeal the HST. It is not some sort of fringe or radical organization, nor is it a partisan one. It’s the sort of exercise in ideas and public empowerment that we need to see more of in our community. And it represents the type of thing city square was built for. With our neighbours in Washington state recently getting on board, the question of decriminalization is a particularly timely one. Many people are questioning the amount of resources used in stamping out the marijuana trade, the degree of harm the plant causes, and — most importantly — the way the current law makes criminals out of many otherwise law-abiding people. And it is something that likely would have added to Duncan’s market experience. It certainly seemed to in other local markets. We hope Sensible B.C. tries again as the campaign grows. And next time we hope it gets a different answer.

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

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It’s not boom times in the Cowichan Valley, but it’s not bad times either. Not if you look at the number of interesting projects being moved forward in this community. The economic injection provided by Spooksville filming here and the exciting plans for the University Village are just two signs of progress covered in our annual Vision 2013: Community Update, a special section in today’s edition.

Spooksville put $15 milllion into the valley economy.

It really is who you know, and that’s a good thing Aaron Bichard

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his September marks a personal milestone. Exactly one decade ago, armed with a motley mix of pens, a beatup film camera and, for reasons that still escape me, an ironing board, I skidded my rusted, un-trusted, old Jetta down a gravel driveway in Yellow Point and began to officially call Cowichan home. Although I didn’t know or appreciate it at the time, the moment I stepped foot into the sun-roasted brick and history-thick office of the Ladysmith Chronicle I began growing connections — I became a part of the cast and crew of the never-ending, character-rich feature called Cowichan. We live in what can only be described as a well-connected community. Here, like the ever-flowing, underground water table, relationships run long and deep

and are the source of much sustenance, change and growth. People don’t just know their neighbours — they know their stories, their histories, their pasts. And on ball field bleachers, in early morning breakfast meetings, at backyard barbecues and community events across the region, there is a constant interaction and engagement happening, which is strengthening those connections. It’s social networking the way it was meant to be. It’s called life. It’s taken me nearly a decade to begin to understand just how important those relationships are, and the subtleties that play into how the future is shaped. Much has been written on the old adage that it isn’t what you know but who you know that will get you ahead. While this is still very true, it is also important to consider how you know people, meaning how you treat them, the quality of

Three tragedies in less than a week would hit any community hard. And the fact all three — the traffic accident that killed Selina Natasha Joe south of Duncan, last week’s Cowichan River drowning, and Monday’s death of a faller near Lake Cowichan — happened outdoors at the tale end of what has been a glorious summer, makes it even harder. Don’t add to the toll this weekend. Stay safe.

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your interactions and the genuineness and honesty of those interactions. In a relatively small, connected community like Cowichan, it is easy to know a lot of people. But there’s a major difference between the superficial, toss-aside offerings of saccharine soaked slices of ripe cheese served on platters of platitude, and a real reciprocal relationship. And in this community there are plenty of experts at the latter. They are called leaders. Recently, I was able to witness firsthand the major effect an honestly engaged person can have on shaping the future. Along with some 60 other supporters, I packed into the overflowing Duncan city hall council chambers in hopes a local business would be given the green light from the elected officials to expand. It was a diverse crowd that had gathered, many friends and many strangers.

And all were there with the sole purpose of supporting an individual, a stalwart community member, who had formed a genuine relationship with each. We’re fortunate to live in a community where this type of engagement can take place, and to have such an array of people who are genuine in building real relationships to help define and shape the future. A decade ago when I first arrived, I certainly didn’t understand the significance of the connections. From where I sit now, I can think of little else that matters as much. Aaron Bichard writes for newspapers and recycles them. Connect with him at cowichanrecyclists@gmail.com.


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Was the province correct to approve the Shawnigan contaminated soil dump? “No. It seems Shawnigan Lake’s being turned into a huge dumping ground.”

Allana Kay, North Cowichan

“No. The government should be listening to us. This dumping’s got the possibility of affecting groundwater for miles around; they have no idea where all the aquifers connect.”

Paul Randall, Cobble Hill

What do you think? Log on to www.cowichannewsleader.com and answer our Question of the Week. Results will be published in our next edition.

Work on correcting salary imbalance needs to start now

Toy yard a local delight, thanks for satisfying my curiosity

Jesyka Clarkson and Mat Lennox show their Dear editor, surgical Thank you for the story about Gibb scars at George and his fence line of toy vehicles. I’ve The Kidney often driven past Gibb’s house and marFoundation velled at the toys, wondering what the story of Canada’s was behind them. Now I know! It always annual makes me feel good to go by and see all the Recycle For In my opinion: Process should be public toys. Thanks Gibb. Life Kidney Donna Cameron Walk on Aug. Duncan while back I offered an explana11 at the tion as to how CVRD remuCowichan neration, particularly for senior Vancouver Island rail trip far more Sportsplex. CVRD staff has been whip-sawed Clarkson costly than a car ride upwards with the aid of human donated her resource operatives. Dear editor kidney to Using data from the CAA and adjusting The process utilized comparisons to other Lennox on for current gas prices on Vancouver Island, local governments. We chased our tails, never Feb. 18. the operating cost to drive a mid-sized sedan quite catching up. It was from Nanaimo to Victoria one way would a fool’s game and we are Andrew be less than $25 (based on single occunow all caught up in it. Leong pancy). Greyhound’s lowest price Nanaimo Union employees play to Victoria one way is $16 (booked online in the comparative game as advance). well in negotiations. They Rail operating cost using Via Rail data play one local government from its 2011 annual report is 68 cents per settlement off another, passenger mile. Using this we have a $48.28 with an ever-escalating upoperating cost for Nanaimo to Victoria. ward benchmark the goal. Loren Duncan: expect resistance Federal taxpayers subsidize Via Rail by The history is the hisabout $260 million annually countrywide. tory, plain and simple in (34.3 cents per passenger mile). This transhindsight for all to see, even if it was all done lates to a taxpayer subsidy of a minimum behind locked doors. $24 per ride Nanaimo-Victoria (one way). Federal, provincial and private sector wages, To be market viable, Via Rail would remunerations and benefits are all on a comhave to have a fare of about $25 one way, pletely different reality, disconnected from the Nanaimo to Victoria. The operating cost per local governments across the province, or for ride would be at least $48 to $70 depending that matter, Canada as a whole. on occupancy. Taxpayers pay the difference. Comparisons and anchoring need to be same day — ideal for medical appointments, supposed-ongoing maintenance of the line. Via Rail Nanaimo-Victoria would appear linked to the other three relative sectors, at a shopping, work, etc. ICF did not do the required maintenance to be more than twice the operating cost of I think it should be possible to have a local minimum — no more chasing the tail of the on the tracks. Instead they let the line detea car, and take almost twice as long to get neighbouring local government alone. riorate until Via had no choice but to remove run-about bus meet the trains on arrival at there. CVRD management and union rank and file stations, to care for passengers’ onward local its equipment from Vancouver Island in the Paul Williams journeys. This in itself will provide a perma- will not want to be compared to others, but pure interest of passenger safety. The ICF Ladysmith nent job for some of our residents. It will be that exercise has to happen before meaningful was culpable in the neglected maintenance of the line and now it is putting all the blame possible for each train to run independently, realignment can be targeted. This necessary first step needs to be both if time allows, so long as they do not interNo wonder Via isn’t eager to return for Via not wanting to return on Via. fere with the main combined scheduled trip, presented and debated in open session at Dennis Dalla-Vicenza to Vancouver Island keeping strictly to its section of the track — the CVRD board table, and be scrutinized Port Alberni Dear editor rigourously by the press and public. be it north or south. Re: Aug. 14 “Keeping Via Rail on track Remember the Dingwall quote: “I am We have no need for a double-track at this Make passenger rail’s return a onerous for Island Corridor Foundation” entitled to my entitlements.” Remember the time. I am sure with the use by residents, This is another really poorly done attempt 2008 economic nosedive. Recall the changing we will all see the need being implemented. priority by the ICF to deflect the fact Via was paymeaning of “Greek tragedy.” The cost should be credible and if need be, ing the ICF to run the Via equipment on These sorts of real world constraints have subsidized by the government. If short of a Dear editor the E&N with a built-in subsidy for the not been measured in the local government train station, then surely we can between us, Rail travel on Vancouver Island should be arenas in any meaningful way, but should have obtain any old mobile construction trailer arranged for daily use by the residents. We been. Many property taxpayers, however, will until we get on our feed. Let’s make it haphave no need to spend unnecessarily. We continue to face such realities. pen. need to update the present track to required Expect formidable resistance to any wage Sylvia S. Bowen safety standards. We could have one train and benefit restraints, but the public interest is Cowichan Bay commence daily travel from Courtenay to “Should taxpayers chip in $5,000 for a logging truck wash greater than the individual interests here. in Youbou?” Nanaimo and return. We could have the Expect your politicians to be managed, You answered: (58 votes) other train commence daily from Victoria to More letters online cajoled, and weaved and bobbed around if Nanaimo and return. 96 per cent NO possible, expect a Herculean effort to keep The Via timetable from 2010 was used to Also, read fresh stories every day and share your thoughts the whole remuneration dialogue in closed compile the previous possible timetable. It with the community immediately through the comments To vote on the next Question of the Week, log onto the session; if anything is shared, it will be modest gives all residents the option travelling north function at cowichannewsleader.com web poll at www.cowichannewsleader.com in content. That will not be adequate to some or south and making the return journey of us. We are truly at a crossroads here: closed or open. Be prepared to be offered a hybrid — the agenda, but not the content. These are my opinions, and are about rational, and an effective open process to fix what is Here are some tips: Keep it short — 300 words or less; Keep it local — letters raised in We want to hear your opinion on just about any matter of local interest. — or perceived to be — broken or skewered. response to issues raised in our pages get top priority; Keep it clean — attack the issue, Here’s how to send it to us: We need to start somewhere. 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Commons build-out practically complete

OPEN BOARD MEETING – TIME CHANGE The Open Board Meeting of the Board of Education will take place on Wednesday, August 28, 2013 at the School Board offices at 1:00 pm.

Filling out: Looming RONA departure only chink in complex’s steady growth

The development of the Wal-Martanchored Cowichan Commons is just about complete.

Tyson Jones

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he Cowichan Commons is suffering a loss this year with the departure of one of its largest tenants. But there are new businesses moving into the area, said Scott Mack, the director of planning and development for North Cowichan. “We have done a couple of permits this year to basically complete that development in terms of the full build of the entire site,” he said. “They’ve had a few new tenants move in. There’s a Triple O’s —the

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Chemainus Garden Club: meets Sept. 10 at 1 p.m. at the Calvary Baptist Church, 3319 River Rd. in Chemainus. The group — previously known as the Mt. Brenton Garden Club — welcomes guests with a door prize and brag table. $2 drop-in fee. For more info, 250-246-1207.

Herbie D leaves ‘em in the dust Longacres: Local breeder’s horse wins the Kentucky Derby of the Pacific Northwest

Ashley Degraaf

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eorge Robbins has a big grin as he recalls the “pep talk” between his long-retired race horse, 13-year-old Turbo and young buck, five-year-old racer Herbie D. “We have a photo of the pep talk in the barn in Seattle,” said the Cobble Hill farmer. “We brought Turbo along, and they rode together in the trailer on the way there, because he calms him.” Turbo’s wisdom and composure may have been the reason behind

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the young spunky Herbie D’s big win that Sunday. The Cowichan-bred colt took the top-spot in prestigious Longacres Mile at Emerald Downs in Auburn, Washington Aug. 18. “It’s the Kentucky Derby of the Pacific Northwest,” said Robbins, who co-owns Herbie D with Darcia Doman, the daughter of the late Herb Doman, Herbie’s namesake. Herbie D was bred from Robbins and Herb’s former mare Chilli Chines. “He was a little devil,” Robbins said of rascal Herbie, who had initial behavioral problems before he began racing. “We took him to a horse whisperer in Vancouver. He was magic.” He also gives much credit to horse trainer Niki Wylie of Sidney’s Whitehorse Stables for her former work with the troubled tot. This is now Herbie D’s third year racing. more on A12

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Colt has 10 wins in 13 races

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In four starts this year, he has had three wins and a third place, for a record of 10 wins and 13 lifetime starts, including the Longacres Mile. “He just kept getting better and better,” Robbins said. “He’s a freak. Every once in awhile a good one comes along.” Besides initial behaviour glitches, Herbie D also saw nine months of recovery time due to a torn tendon. He had been riding lightly this year before the big race day.

“We were given the 10-hole, but he came out of there like a bullet,” said Robbins of the mile-long race that sees a $200,000 purse of which the winners get 55%. “He’s normally up but this race he was really up.” And Robbins is hopeful for more big wins as eightmonth-old Herbie 2’s on his way. The newest addition was bred from Herbie D’s momma Chilli and a stallion named Second in Command.

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“I’m from a large family, but of course in those days, everybody had a large family — so we were in style,” says Pellerin, who has 17 brothers and sisters. It was during the Second World War that Pellerin, her husband and their three children made the move out to the West Coast. Oscar worked at the shipyards in Vancouver until the war ended, then the family moved to Campbell River in 1945. Only a year after moving to Campbell River, one of the largest earthquakes in Vancouver Island’s history hit— Campbell River and Courtney were hit the hardest, says Pellerin. “The rumour was that they did test a bomb, that the Americans and the Canadians tested a bomb over our ocean, and it wasn’t that far from Campbell River, so the rumour was that had a lot to do with the earthquake,” says Pellerin. It was not until 1948 that Pellerin and her family made the move to Ladysmith, where she lived until 2002. Pellerin has lived through the Great Depression, the Second World War, 19 prime ministers and four monarchs, but her most memorable events are humbling ones. They’re the personal memories, the ones nobody

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rounding area showing up to make the walk the biggest one yet. The Cowichan Sportsplex is the site of the walk. People can join a team or sponsor a team or a favourite walker. There’s also an option for people to form their own teams. “There will be prizes for the highest money raised by a walker and will be something for the team that raises the most for this very important cause,’’ added Jordan. More information is available at www. ovariancancerwalkofhope.ca. People can go to the Duncan location to sponsor or join the cause. “As a person who is currently battling ovarian cancer for the second time, it is im-

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mance of a play News Leader Pictorial reviewer Peter W. Rusland called “perhaps Cowichan’s most daring display of dance yet.” “Clad in Barbara Clayden’s terrific ‘20s togs, and punctuated by Kevin McAllister’s impressive silent-movie

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Wednesday Close Talker Band: Alternative indie, 8 p.m., Duncan Garage Showroom, 201-330 Duncan St., Duncan. Tickets $12 advance, $15 at the door. Call 250-748-7246. Cowichan Valley Camera Club: Meets second Tuesday, third and fourth Wednesday, 7 p.m., September through June at Mellor Hall, Cowichan Exhibition Centre.

Thursday Seniors Round Up Party: Launch of 2014 Seniors Round Up theme — Under The Big Top. At Sunridge-The Meadows in the main lounge at 2:30 p.m. The Gords: Ian Tyson’s backup band 8:30 p.m., Crofton Hotel, 1534 Joan Ave., Crofton. Tickets $15 advance $20 at the door. Call 250-324-2245.

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Kaycee Postman, 5, and her sister Amylia, 2, wipe the rain drops off a 1969 Dodge Charger replica General Lee at the Beverly Corners Show and Shine at the Cowichan Sportsplex on Aug. 18. Luminaire Parade, Chemainus Art Beat: bring your luminaire and participate in the grand finale parade, 5 to 9 p.m., south end of Willow Street, Chemainus. Pat Lepoidevin: Live looping artist, 8 p.m., Duncan Garage Showroom, 201-330 Duncan St., Duncan. Tickets $12 advance, $15 at the door. Call 250-748-7246. Lonesome Don Wilkie: plays slack-key, blues and favourites Fridays, 6 to 10 p.m. at the Quamichan Inn, Maple Bay Road, no cover.

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John Lee and his Trio: Performing jazz standards, 2 p.m., Crofton Hotel, 1534 Joan Ave., Crofton. Tickets $10. Call 250-324-2245. Cittaslow Cowichan Bay White Dinner: Wear white to this family picnic at Rocky Creek Winery at 4 p.m. To RSVP, please contact Linda at linda@rockycreekwinery.ca or 250.748.5622 or visit www. rockycreekwinery.ca/event/ cittaslow-white-dinner.

This Business has Improved our Area and Society! There are few licensed establishments that can boast of the success and respect Jeff has achieved over a relatively short period of time. A great deal of that success, in our opinion,is directly attributed to Jeff’s integrity, appreciation for local arts & culture and high standards. The Duncan BIA would like to say thank you to Jeff for all that he has contributed to our vibrant and living downtown and wishes The Old FirehOuse Wine & COCkTail Bar continued success for many years to come.

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NEMANISHEN: Allen December 26th 1959 - August 21 2013 It is with heavy hearts we announce the sudden passing of Allen. Born in Saskatoon, he is survived by his parents George and Georgina Nemanishen, as well as his loving wife Cordie Kluge, daughters Amber (James), Dawn (Shaun) and Crystal, Grandchildren Kaleb and Kyana, his Brothers Wade (Dee) and Adrian, and his Sisters Helena (Rusty), Lane (Doug) and Kathy as well as many more loving Aunts, Uncles, Cousins, Nieces and Nephews. We would like to thank everyone for their love and support at Al’s Celebration of Life this passed Tuesday.

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LAWLER: Michael Charles To all those he talked to along the way, we are sorry to have to inform you that Michael Lawler passed away on his morning walk, Tuesday, August 13, 2013. His stories and antics will be missed by his son, brothers, grandkids, nieces and nephews, along with all those he touched on his way. Condolences may be sent to dmlawler@shaw.ca. Donations may be sent to CDA, Heart & Stroke or TB Vets.

JOSEPH: Shirley Anne June 4th, 1956 – August 25, 2013 In loving memory, she was a precious mother, daughter, sister, aunty, cousin and a very special friend Shirley Anne Joseph. With lotsa love your gone but never forgotten. RIP Mama Bear xoxo. Survived by; Frank Jones, Lisa Joe, Leslie Joe, Jolene Joe, Marcina Joe. Predeceased by; Son Ronnie Sonny Joe Jr.; mom Edith Joseph, father Robert Joseph. Prayer Service will be held at First Memorial Funeral Services (375 Brae Road, Duncan) on Wednesday August 28, at 7:00 pm. A Funeral Service will be held at Nitinaht Lake Thursday August 29, at 10:00 am with a Luncheon to follow. At the request of the family and keeping within the Ditidaht tradition, please no children or expecting mothers. FIRST MEMORIAL FUNERAL SERVICES

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McCOOL: Donald Secord January 21,1923 -   August 16, 2013 Passed peacefully in his sleep at Sunridge Place. Don served overseas with both the R.A.F. and the R.C.A.F. He was a long time member of the Duncan Curling Club, and an avid golfer at the Cowichan Golf and Country Club. Don is survived by his wife Joan of 64 yrs. His son’s Cliff ( Jing Ping ) Milt ( Jeannie ) grandchildren Sarah and Mark and great grandchildren Grace and Rowen. Flowers gratefully declined. Donations may be made to a charity of choice. No service by request FIRST MEMORIAL FUNERAL SERVICES

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WALLATOR (nee Caley) Inez Joan August 17, 1931 – August 20, 2013 Joan passed away peacefully at the Cowichan District Hospital in Duncan, BC. Joan was born and raised in Edmonton Alberta. She married Herbert Thomas Wallator in 1952 and they lived in Edmonton, Hinton and then settled and raised their family in Jasper, Alberta. After Herb’s passing in 1969, Joan took a job with the Canadian National Railway. She was an avid gardener, cook, knitter, needle worker, curler, hiker, cross-country skier and outdoor enthusiast in and around the Jasper area. Her love of the mountains was evident to all that knew her. She retired from the CN in 1993 and continued to live in Jasper, volunteering her time with various organizations in the town and continuing her many activities. Joan moved from the Rockies to Duncan, BC in 2003 where she joined the lawn bowling club, the Heritage Quilters (where she expanded her new found passion for quilting) and the Cowichan Valley Garden Club. She loved her quilting and her gardening. Joan is survived by her daughter Carol (Ed) Henderson of Duncan; her sons Doug (Joan) Wallator of Ardrossan, AB; Calvin (Karen) Wallator of Brule, AB: , Ken Wallator of Hinton AB; her brother Henry (Marie) Caley of Edmonton, AB;, her sisters Sheila Roos of Surrey, BC; Pat Felker of Calgary, AB; Maureen (Clayton) McKee of Penticton, BC; her sister-inlaw Pat (Brian) Hall of Gibsons, BC; her grandchildren Sean Henderson of Victoria, BC; Neal and Anna Wallator both of Red Deer, AB; as well as several nieces and nephews. Joan was pre-deceased by her husband, Herbert and her parents Charles and Inez Caley. She will be sadly missed by all. The family wishes to extend their gratitude to the staff of 3rd floor South at the Cowichan District Hospital and to Drs. Robertson and Szabo, whose compassion helped make Joan’s stay in the hospital as comfortable as possible. At Joan’s request there will be no formal service. She would suggest you sit by a mountain stream or in a beautiful garden and enjoy life to the fullest. In lieu of flowers, please make a donation to the Scleroderma Society of Canada. www.scleroderma.ca Online condolences may be offered at www.hwwallacecbc. com

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NEWTON, Barbara Anne August 30, 1943 - August 8, 2013

Barb slipped away from us to a peaceful place on August 8. She leaves behind her loving husband of 49 years, Aubrey. He will miss his boss dearly. She also leaves: her daughters Morgan (Ray) and Arista (Darren); grandchildren Joel, Madison, Brett, Terence and Kyle; not to mention extended family and friends. Mom enjoyed spending her last few months living with her grandchildren. This brought her great joy and peace in her life. She was an amazing person, always willing to help in times of need. Her family would like to invite you to her Celebration of Life as per her wishes. Bring your stories to share and good cheer. We will look forward to seeing you. The celebration will be held at the Lake Cowichan Fire Department’s hall on September 7, 2013 from 1-3p.m. In lieu of flowers, please donate to Breast Cancer in Barb’s name.

WILLIAMS: Phyllis Bernice Born January 2, 1939 in Love, Saskatchewan, to Herbert and Naomi Haggard. Phyllis passed away peacefully on August 24, 2013 at Cowichan District Hospital. Phyllis was predeceased by her parents and younger sister Ann. She is survived by her loving and devoted husband Alan, her sister Marlene (Van), and children Keith, Karen (Neil), Kathy (Doug), Kelly (AnneMarie). She will be greatly missed by grandchildren Nicole, Lesley, Cary, Erin, Drew, Anna, Tai, and great-grandson James. She has many nieces and nephews who will be missing their Auntie Phyll. Phyllis enjoyed making her daily rounds about town, visiting the many friends and aquaintances she met along the way, and they will share in our loss. Phyllis and Alan were married January 21, 1956 in Port Alberni and spent many years exploring and adventuring the backroads of BC and winters in Arizona. Phyllis loved camping, swimming, garage sales and Jerry Lee Lewis. Phyllis’ love and devotion to her family was foremost in her life. She was always there for us, loved us unconditionally, and her grandchildren were the pride, joy and pleasure of her life. There are no words to convey how much we will miss you Mom. You will be in our hearts forever. The family wishes to thank the staff on the second floor at Cowichan District Hospital for their care and attention to Mom. Please join us to remember Phyllis on Friday August 30, 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. at Kelly and AnneMarie’s home, 3775 Glenora Road, Duncan. In lieu of flowers, donations made to the Cowichan District Hospital Foundation would be greatly appreciated.

Smithson, Cecil Raymond October 26, 1930 – August 22, 2013 With heavy hearts we announce the passing of Cecil Raymond Smithson. Born October 26, 1930 in Almonte, Ontario he was pre deceased by his father George, mother Minnie, brother Leonard and sisters Jean and Dorothy. Cecil is survived by his wife Alice, sister Ollie in Ontario, daughters Debbie (Don), Diane and Brenda (Stan) of Almonte, son Mike (Sandy) of Crofton, step children Errol, Elaine (Tak), Ed (Sue), mother in law Freda and grandchildren Lisa (James) and Leslie in Ontario, Patrick and Cole in Crofton and great grandson Evan in Ontario. He will also be missed by his step grandchildren Adam, Laine, Curtis, Shayla and Madison. Please join us Friday, August 30, 2013 at 1:00 pm at H.W. Wallace Cremation and Burial Centre, 5285 Polkey Road, Duncan, BC for the Celebration of Life. In lieu of flowers a donation can be to The Heart and Stroke Foundation. Online condolences may be made at www.hwwallacecbc.com

H.W. Wallace 5285 Polkey Rd. 250-701-0001 BURNS Ernest James December 19, 1923 – August 23, 2013 On August 23, at Cowichan District Hospital, ‘Ernie’ Burns died after a lingering illness. Ernie leaves his cherished partner, Dorothy Blanchette, his dog Sammy; 5 children: Carolyn, Bill, Nancy, Bob and Kelly; 3 stepchildren: Gary, Paulette and Randy; numerous grandchildren, stepgrandchildren and greatgrandchildren. Predeceased by Kay, his loving wife of 50 years; 1 stepchild; several grandchildren; 1 great-grandchild; his parents, Ernest and Mabel; and his sister Doris. Ernie was born in Burnaby and served in the Navy then completed his machinist’s apprenticeship. His love of the outdoors brought him to Lake Cowichan in 1953 where he worked for the Forest Service and then in several positions at WFI. Ernie was a long-term member of the boards of directors at the Lake Cowichan Co-op and the Lake Cowichan District Credit Union, served with the Lake Cowichan Town Council and the CVRD, and a Junior Forest Wardens’ leader. In later years he moved to Duncan. Ernie’s children appreciate the support of Noel Phillips, and the dedicated care from nurses and Drs. Postuk and Nielsen at Cowichan Hospital. Friends and family are invited to share in a reception to celebrate Ernie’s life at 5806 Carmel Drive, Duncan on Friday August 30 from 1 to 4 p.m. In lieu of flowers, donations to the BC Lung Association or the Hiiye’yu Lelum House of Friendship Society would be appreciated.

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WILKINSON, Colin, 1949 - 2013 With heavy hearts we announce the sudden passing of Colin Wilkinson. Born in Dervock, near Bushmills, County Antrim, Ireland, on January 7, 1949, Colin leaves behind his wife Maura, step-children Ciara and Kevin, and his family in Ireland. Colin left Ireland when he was 16 ½ and lived in West Yorkshire until the late eighties, at which time he moved to B.C. He met Maura, and they became partners, not only in life but in business. Colin’s other great love was their beloved downtown store, The Celtic Connection, owned and operated by both Colin and Maura. Sadly, he will not get to continue his dream and be here for the success of the business. With his keen sense of humour and twinkling blue eyes, he could entertain us with many a story. He was loved by many and will be sadly missed. Irish eyes are smiling down on us all. We wish to pass on our sincere thanks to the paramedics who attended Colin and did everything in their power to bring him back to us. We will be forever grateful. A very special thanks to all our friends who have been an incredible source of comfort and consolation and a special nod to Colin’s family in Ireland who cannot be here at this sad time. A memorial service will be held on Saturday, August 31st, 2013 at HW Wallace Funeral Home, 5285 Polkey Road, Duncan BC, at 1:30 p.m. followed by a Celebration of Life at the Brigantine Pub in Maple Bay. Please join us in giving Colin the send-off he would have dearly loved to be part of. Memorial donations can be made to the Heart and Stroke Foundation. Online condolences may be offered at www.hwwallacecbc.com

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In her 90th year, Ria passed away peacefully in Duncan with her husband and two of her daughters at her side. She is survived by Lykele after 57 years of marriage. Also survived by children Marion (Nils), Pete, Lilian (Rod), Irene (Rob), and Robert (Andrea). She will be missed by grandchildren Jeramy (Maree), Krista (Noah), Leif, Russell, Jolene, Katryna, Geoffry, Laura, Kelsey, Alison, Lyndsey, Shayne, Fiona, and Maddie and greatgrandchildren Cedar, Lynden, Orion, and Karmanna. Thank you to Ranjee for the special care she has given over the past few years. A celebration of Life will be held at the family home in Duncan on Sept 8th at 1:00 p.m. Flowers are gratefully declined; instead, give the people you love a big hug.

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Nairn Elizabeth Callewaert Born July 11, 1936 Duncan BC - Passed away August 23, 2013 Cumberland BC Predeceased by her two babies, (daughter in 1958 and daughter Patricia Ann 1960), her parents Robina and Therin Truesdale, brother Lewis and nephew Malcolm Truesdale. Survived by her son Mike Callewaert (Pat) Duncan, BC, daughter Jo-Ann Ronda (Jack) Clearwater, BC, daughter Maureen Ritter (Rob) Black Creek, BC, grandchildren; Cecilia Schoenfelder (Ben), Mark Plecas, Mary Ritter, Marcie Callewaert, Eric Callewaert, and great grandson Trace Schoenfelder. Also survived by sisters, Margaret Filion, Doreen Wilkinson (Hank) and Glenys Lister, sister-in-law Pauline Truesdale, along with numerous nieces and nephews. Nairn was a daughter of Pioneers in the Cowichan Valley where she resided for most of her life before relocating to Nanaimo, Gold River and Campbell River. Let us all remember the good times, the hunting/camping trips, the amazing apple and lemon meringue pies, short bread cookies as well as those chocolate cakes! Nairn lived for her family and four legged friends. A special thank you to the amazing staff at Cumberland Lodge as well at Yucalta Lodge. Private family arrangements. If desired donations can be made to Coastal Missions, PO Box 77 Chemainus, BC, V0R 1K0 or to the Cumberland Lodge, PO Box 400, Cumberland, BC, V0R 1S0 earmarked Palliative Care Room Fund. Arrangements entrusted to Comox Valley Funeral Home, Courtenay, 250-334-0707

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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.

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LEGALS Notice is hereby given that creditors and others, having claims against the Estate of Michael Charles Lawler, formally of PO Box 471, #4, 8697 North Shore Road, Lake Cowichan, B.C., V0R 2G0, Deceased, are hereby required to send the particulars thereof to the undersigned Executor, c/o James R. Lawler, PO Box 1697, 95 Boundary Road, Lake Cowichan, B.C., V0R 2G0 on or before September 30, 2013 after which date the said estate’s assets will be distributed to the entitled parties, having regard only to claims that have then been received.

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ORMOND, Douglas Patrick August 10 1935 – August 20 2013 It is with deep sadness the family of Douglas Patrick Ormond wishes to announce his passing on August, 20, 2013. He was predeceased by his son Patrick Dewart in 1991 and his brother Phillip in 2012. Born on August 10, 1935 in Sydney, Nova Scotia, he grew up on the family farm on Mira Road . He moved to Nakusp, British Columbia in 1955 where he worked in the logging industry and met and married his best friend and the love of his life, Margaret. While working in the logging industry he completed courses to pursue his future career in local government. Doug was the municipal clerk/treasurer for 9 years in Golden, BC, the Chief Administrative Officer in Fort St. John, BC for 2 years, and then the City of Nelson for 20 years where he retired in 1995, at which time he was granted Freedom of the City by Nelson City Council. Doug’s job philosophy was to maintain the highest ideals of honour and integrity in personal and public relationships and to conduct his private and public life to be an example to his fellow citizens. Doug served on a number of community organizations throughout his career including Hospital Boards and Societies in Golden and Nelson and the Nelson Police Board. He was also a Charter member of the Daybreak Rotary Club of Nelson. Following his retirement, Doug served on the Board of Referees for the Canadian Employment Insurance Commission. Douglas was a humble, gentle, patient man who greatly loved spending time with his family. He especially enjoyed his grandchildren and could always be counted on as a calming influence and provider of sage advice. He is survived by his wife of 54 years Margaret , his sisters Mamie and Margie and his brother Edmund, his children Bruce (Patsy), Leslea (Robert), Liz (Dave), Erin (Mark), his grandchildren Kara (Jacky), Chris (Jen), Meagan ( Dylan), Stuart, Hannah and Ruby, and his great grandson Oscar. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Heart and Stroke Foundation.

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Colin Thompson, 2048 West Shawnigan Lake Road, Shawnigan Lake, BC (last known address) is indebted to Mill Bay Towing & Recovery Ltd., P.O. Box 260, Mill Bay, BC, for towing and storage, totalling $1339.42. Take notice that your vehicle, 2004 Red Honda Motorcycle, VIN #9C2je01214r200584, will be sold as is, where is, on or before September 11, 2013, by public auction or otherwise to recover our costs. Neither the highest nor any bid necessarily accepted.

PERSONALS GRATEFUL NOTE OF THANKS to Our Fast Acting Neighbours, Olga, Emily, & Morris who did bucket & hose brigade! & kept blaze from SPREADING until the N.Cowichan Fire Dept arrived.You helped save not only home involved, but 2 Homes On The Other Side! ALSO Thank you Heroes of the Quick Draw Brigade N. Cowichan Fire Dept who came so quickly!

LOST AND FOUND FOUND VEHICLE keys Alanby Rd, Duncan. Call to identify. (250)743-5287. LOST: CAT, young male, black and very shy. From Topaz Park area. Please check yards and sheds. Call if found (250)381-6009. LOST: Two pair of prescription glasses in cases, both cases were in a brown paper bag with handles. Lost on Monday, August 19. Picked up from Pearle Vision (Station Street) at 9:30 a.m. and lost after that. May be in the area of the bus stop benches or on a bus. If found please call Dean 250533-9334. The News Leader Pictorial office is holding several sets of “foundâ€? keysâ€?, since March 2003. Stop into the office and see if any belong to you. #2-5380 Trans Canada Hwy, Duncan, next to BuckerďŹ elds

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FIELD CLERK Needed for out of town work site (21/7 schedule). Mature, flexible and positive communicator, understanding of importance of safety culture. Reporting to onsite foreman and Edmonton HO. Transportation to and from work site provided. Potential to grow with company; jobs@commandequipment.com Fax 780-488-3002. HAIRSTYLIST WANTED Full time/part time for First Choice Hair Cutters in their Duncan locations. Guaranteed $12 per hour, 25% profit sharing, paid overtime, benefits, paid birthday, vacation pay, annual advanced training and advancement opportunities. For an interview call 250-715-1779.

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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

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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.

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Discovery Honda in Duncan is currently looking for a self-motivated individual to fill the position of Sales Professional. We are an equal opportunity employer offering a full benefit package and competitive commission structure. If you possess a positive attitude and are anxious to sell the best award winning import product the market has to offer then we would like to hear from you. Please submit resumé via email or fax Attention: Daniel Shaver, General Sales Manager e-mail: danielshaver@discoveryhonda.com or fax 250-748-2812

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GUARANTEED JOB Placement: General laborers and tradesmen for oil and gas industry. Call 24hr Free Recorded Message. For Information 1-800-972-0209.

NEW QUEEN MATTRESS. Pillowtop Mattress and box for sale. $200. (250)713-9680

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

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

SEMI RETIRED workers needed at Angel Helping Hands Home Care. Please send resume plus references to: angelhelpinghands@hot mail.com 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.

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:

HEAVY EQUIP. MECHANIC Vanc. Isl. sawmill requires a Heavy Duty Mechanic. Must have diesel engine and transmission rebuilding abilities with skills in welding & hydraulics. Fax resumes to 250-248-8998 or email terry@errced.com

PETS FEED & HAY 2ND CUT, excellent hay. $8.50 & $9.00 bale. (250)7434074

LESSONS/TRAINING

MISCELLANEOUS FOR SALE 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

FOR SALE BY OWNER

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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.

KILL BED Bugs and their eggs! Buy a Harris bed bug kit, complete room treatment solution. Odorless, non-staining. Not in stores, available online: www.homedepot.com

TEACHERS SUNRISE Waldorf School in Duncan is seeking a Grade 6 class teacher. Waldorf training and BC certification required. hr@sunrisewaldorfschool.org.

Looking for a NEW job? www.bcjobnetwork.com

4 Paws 4 Agility

obedience and confirmation. Classes starting in September Judy at (250)748-9437 Cheryl at 250-748-9729 Del at 250-748-6071

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

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GARAGE SALES

GARAGE SALES

GARAGE SALES * Great bargains

DUNCAN: Sat Aug 31, 9-3, 7087 Mays Rd (trailer). Household items, women’s clothing, small appliances, and more!

HUGE USED BOOK SALE Saturday, Sept. 14 9am-3pm

ONE DAY ONLY!

At the News Leader Pictorial Office in Duncan. 5380 TCH, between Buckerfield’s & The Brick. Thousands of titles & genres! Paperbacks are sorted by author!

$1 paperbacks & $2 hardcovers

DUNCAN: Moving Sale, Sat., Aug 31, 9-1pm. 462 Festubert (N. off Coronation). Furniture, household, pictures, clothing, books...For our water wells in Africa. (250)746-5948 DUNCAN: Sat Aug 31, 8-2, 6673 Lakes Rd (tree farm). Household & farm items. GARAGE Sale Aug 31, 9-3 905 Hutchinson Rd Cobble Hill Tools, work benches, household items

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

Only $195,000

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

HOUSES FOR SALE

Garage Sales

* All local, in COWICHAN!

MUST SEE FLOAT HOME!

(250)732-6260

A great way to have fun with your pet Lessons teaching agility,

All proceeds are given to charity. We are proud to be partnering with Cowichan Therapeutic Riding Association! Come out and show your support. Bring the kids! Bouncy house, burgers by Original Joe’s and more. Meet & greet & book signing with local author’s Bob Battistuzzi, Suzi Davis & Kara Dale Bohmer & illustrator Dean Griffiths.

Get your winter reading material HERE! Call 250-746-4471 for more information

ALL YOU NEED IN PRINT AND ONLINE www.bcclassified.com

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 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 STEEL BUILDINGS/metal buildings 60% off! 20x28, 30x40, 40x62, 45x90, 50x120, 60x150, 80x100 sell for balance owed! 1-800-457-2206. www.crownsteelbuildings.ca

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

VISTA WOOD STOVE, Series C, CSA approved, gently used, very good condition, c/w ash drawer, gold accent/glass door, bricks, $650. obo. ALSO 32” french door, fir, with brass emullions $75.00 obo. Call Steve 250-748-7158 eves

MOBILE HOMES & PARKS 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.

APARTMENT/CONDO 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

MISCELLANEOUS WANTED

1 & 2 Bdrm

Renovated Apartments

FREE Verbal Appraisals of your Treasures with donations to the S.P.C.A Please help! --------------------$$ BUYING $$

Quiet, secure & newly renovated. Overlooks lovely gardens. Seniors Welcome!

Royal Alexander Apts 2575 Alexander St., Duncan

(250)746-6442

www.theroyalalexander.ca

House call’s conducted. Steam engines, whistles, ships, parts from steam & sail, steam train parts bells & whistles, navigation instruments, old diving gear, antique militaria, sword’s, muskets, shako’s, helmets, badges, medals, interested in all militaria. Unusual clocks, pocket watches, wrist watches, old toys, fountain pens & inkwells, whales teeth, marine paintings & anything dolphin’s, ship builders models, buying all items of interest. Buying all gold, silver & coins. Absolutely highest prices paid. Bring what you have to OK Tire Duncan. 10:30-4:00pm, open Tue. thru Sat., starting Sept 4, ending Sept 14.

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 CROFTON: 2 bdrms view suite, lrg priv patio. Avail Sept 1. $750+ util’s. Refs req’d. Call 250-510-5488. DOWNTOWN CHEMAINUS, 55+ apartment building, walk to grocery store, pharmacy, bank, post office, stores & the famous Waterwheel Park. Urgent Care facility & clinic nearby. 1 bdrm suite with views to the mountains. Heat & hot water included, no charge laundry room and a common room with kitchen for entertaining. $559.00. New manager, Call Gordie (250) 246-5688

MUSICAL INSTRUMENTS

DUNCAN, 1 bdrm ground floor condo, 5 appl’s, large patio, N/P, N/S. $800/mo (250)709-5721

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

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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

RENTALS

WASHER/DRYER, 4 yrs old, top load, Fridgeaire, $300/pair OBO. ALSO, Ceramic top range, 1 1/2 yrs old, Kenmore, self cleaning. $500 OBO. (250)748-6071

CONNECTING JOB SEEKERS AND EMPLOYERS

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

Call (250) 710-7515 to view www.meicorproperty.com

to apply for this worthwhile cause.

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

3271 Cowichan Lake Rd 2 Bedroom apartments & 3 Bedroom Townhomes

$100. off first month’s rent

office@cowichannewsleader.com

WORK WANTED

MAPLE GROVE APTS.

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. Details: bcislandhomes.com/1339gilley-crescent-parksville.

DUNCAN 2-BDRM Condo, 5 appls, main floor, Dingwall St. No partiers, N/S. Refs. Oct. 1st. $750/mo. (250)715-1076. DUNCAN: SMALL 1 bdrm condo near Hospital. 6 appl, N/S. Refs. Avail. now. $625. 250-246-4677, 250-732-0808

MUST VIEW Mountain View Terrace Estates

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

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Resident managers on site

CALL NOW 250-748-3321

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. SHAUGHNESSY GARDENS

3251 Cowichan Lake Rd.

Clean 1 & 2 bdrm units. Full size fridge, stove & dishwasher. Carpet & linoleum, window coverings, fireplace. Quiet, well maintained bldg with elevator & sauna. Pet friendly. Close to schools & Hospitals. $100 OFF YOUR FIRST MONTH RENT! CALL TO VIEW 250.710.7515 250.748.3412 www.meicorproperty.com

SPACIOUS 1 bedroom apt above downtown business. Quiet NS NP, $750 all inclusive. 250-710-1413

SPRINGRIDGE MANOR Has a new look!

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

Call Cory (250)732-1839

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

For more information call: 250-748-3321 after 6pm call 1-250-999-9016

APARTMENTS FURNISHED WATERFRONT (Shawnigan Lake) deluxe furn’d 1 bdrm + bunk room, 7 appls, NS/NP. Sept 1 until June 30, $950. inclds utils & wi-fi, cable. 250743-1667. vrbo.com/187840 SHAWNIGAN Lake waterfront, large 1 bdrm furnished condo SS appliances, W/D gas fireplace bbq pool tennis, golf, dock, parking NS/NP Mid Sept - June $850/month inc utilities 250-888-3865 reo@shaw.ca

1500 Sq. Ft. Shop/Warehouse for Lease Includes wash room,Office and Easy access to the Island Hwy. $7.25/sq. Ft. Net 250-245-9811 or 250474-3585 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. DUNCAN: 1 bdrm cabin, quiet area, close to town. $485. Refs. NS/NP. (250)597-3756.

DUPLEXES/4PLEXES 5 BDRM, SxS duplex, 2 1/2 bath, 2400 sq ft. F/S, W/D hookup. $1400/m. (250) 7018797 DUNCAN- CLOSE to schools & town, 5 Bdrms sxs, 2.5 bath, W/D hook-up. No pets. Avail. Sept 1st. Call (250)748-4285. SHAWNIGAN: LARGE 2 bdrm upper level, rural 3/4 acre, high ceilings, wood floors, bright, clean, W/D, no smoking, no pets. Sept. 15. $850. Call (250)743-2994 SHAWNIGAN: RURAL 3/4 acre, 2 bdrm main level, high ceilings, wood floors, bright, clean, W/D. No smoking, No pets. Sept. 15, $700. Call (250)743-2994. STONEHAVEN ESTATES: Duncan 4bdrm+den, lg 1/2 duplex, 3bed, 5appl, $1300 + util, Sep 1, NS, small pet ok, by hospital. 778-980-7070

MISCELLANEOUS FOR RENT

MUST VIEW Mountain View Terrace Estates

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

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Resident managers on site

CALL NOW 250-748-3321 HOMES FOR RENT

2 BDRM, 1 bath, in Duncan. Landscaped yard, parking, 6 appl, $1000/mo. NS. Avail. Sept 1st, willing to wait for Oct 1st for right tenant. Mark at (250)217-1745 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. COBBLE HILL- 2 bdrm, close to Valley View Mall, W/D hook-up, wood stove/electric heat. $850. (250)743-2515. COWICHAN STATION: rural 2 bdrm dbl wide mobile, woodstove, $1000. 250-710-3505 DUNCAN, 3 bd character home, on 1/2 acre, close to Cowichan Commons. F/S, wood stove. Nov 1. $950/mo. (250) 748-3464 DUNCAN: 3 bdrm, 1 bath, garage/shop, woodstove, 4 appl., 1000 Trunk Rd. $1250/m. Dave 250-748-3663 DUNCAN. 4-BDRM with bsmt. Fully renovated. Near schools, N/P. $1250. (250)732-8564.


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RENTALS

RENTALS

RENTALS

TRANSPORTATION

TRANSPORTATION

TRANSPORTATION

HOMES FOR RENT

OFFICE/RETAIL

SUITES, UPPER

AUTO FINANCING

AUTO FINANCING

SPORT UTILITY VEHICLES

DUNCAN: NEAR Hospital, mobile home for rent in quiet adult park. Pets ok, call for details. (250) 246-8318.

660 SQ.FT. - 2 offices & reception, air-conditoned. $750. 575C Corontation Ave. Call (250)217-1944.

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

SUITES, LOWER

DUNCAN- as new 1 bdrm, own entry, on acreage Stamps Rd. F/S, W/D, heat, hydro, A/C incld. N/S, no parties. Cat ok. $700. 250-7465228 or 250-709-2466.

SHAWNIGAN LAKEFRONT Stunning, compl reno’d, fully furnished, 3BR, 2BA, hardwood/tile floors, granite counters, stone FP, dock, rowboat, cable, gated, private 1 ac, avail Sept 1 – May 31 $2250/month + util, ref, n/s, pets on approval, photos at www.johnvernon.com/rentals, 250-727-5985 john@johnvernon.com

SHARED ACCOMMODATION FEMALE TO SHARE centrally located home, (10 min to VIU), 1 furn. bdrm, WD, internet, cable, $400. 250-748-9104. 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.

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 OUTSIDE STORAGE available in Shawnigan Lake. Suitable for Cars/trucks ($50/m) Containers ($100/m), etc. (250) 732-3239

CHEMAINUS- 1-bdrm, W/D, own entry, priv ent, prkg. $750 utils included. (250)246-2665. DUNCAN: 1 bdrm, bright semi-furnished suite, lvl entry, $800/m, incl., heat/hydro, private patio, parking, NS/NP. Liz (250) 746-9273 DUNCAN: NEW bright 1 bed spacious suite in prestigious area. Spectacular views. Separate entry/laundry/parking. NS/NP. Utils incld. Avail now. $825. Call 250-701-7621. Shawnigan Lake: 2 bdrm, can be 3. 1700 sq ft., 2 full stories. 2 baths w/showers. Close to amenities, N/S. Open concept kitchen. All util. incl. $1250/m. 250-213-3681 or 250-743-5513 SHAWNIGAN- LRG updated 2 bdrm above grnd, 1150sqft, prkng, W/D, NS/NP. $900 utils incld. Avail now. 250-715-6951

SUITES, UPPER LADYSMITH: WATERFRONT suite, walk on beach. Suitable for single older professional but not limited to, who would enjoy the quiet beauty of the location. N/S. Incld’s cable, $800+ 1/3 hydro. Call (250)618-1959.

DreamTeam Auto Financing “0” Down, Bankruptcy OK Cash Back ! 15 min Approvals

1-800-961-7022

www.iDreamAuto.com DL# 7557

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

DUNCAN, Top floor, Duplex. Walk to town, Quiet 3 bdrm, 1.5 baths, 5 appl’s, open concept. Fenced back yard. NS/NP. $1175 includes util. Avail now. 250-748-9059

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. Price reduced! $7995. Call 1-250-812-8646.

TOWING

CASH

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

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

Ltd. 3.1 2nd car, see

SPORTS & IMPORTS

TOWNHOUSES

For Scrap Vehicles Call

Tight Line Towing (250)709-5692 TRUCKS & VANS 1975 - Ford 3 ton dump truck. 12 yrd metal box, needs 1 new ram. 36,000 orig. miles. Asking $4500. Call Vanessa (250) 538-8985

2 BDRM, 1 1/2 bath, 2 years old. F/S, W/D. $850/m. (250)701-8797 3-BDRM TOWNHOUSE apt. Near all amenities, fully reconditioned. $1000./mo. 575B Coronation Ave. 250-217-1944

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

TIMBERCREEK townhomes: newer 2 bdrm, 2 bath, fenced back yrd, all appls. $1100+ util. Pet? Oct 1. 250-710-4254.

MOTORCYCLES

Service Directory

1993 Dodge Ram: 4x4 diesel. Ext. cab. 2 sets of wheels, 223,000k’s, auto. $14,000 obo. (250)753-6426

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HOME/BUSINESS SERVICES

HOME/BUSINESS SERVICES

HOME/BUSINESS SERVICES

HOME/BUSINESS SERVICES

FINANCIAL SERVICES

ART/MUSIC/DANCING

HANDYPERSONS

HOUSEHOLD SERVICES

MUSIC FOR CHILDREN

JOE’S HOME REPAIRS & PAINTING

Classes for 16 mo. to 7 yrs.

REGISTER NOW! Island Savings Centre Instructor: Kathy Lassche, B.Mus.A. (Ed.) For more info call

250-748-9794 CARPENTRY

GET BACK ON TRACK! Bad credit? Bills? Unemployed? Need Money? We Lend! If you own your own home - you qualify. Pioneer Acceptance Corp. Member BBB. 1-877-987-1420 www.pioneerwest.com IF YOU own a home or real estate, Alpine Credits can lend you money: It’s that simple. Your credit/age/income is not an issue. 1-800-587-2161. M O N E Y P ROV I D E R . C O M $500 Loan and +. No credit refused. Fast, easy, 100% secure. 1-877-776-1660.

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

30 yr’s Experience

We fix everything

RECREATIONAL VEHICLES FOR SALE

* Gutters * Windows * Siding * Moss Removal * Pressure washing

No HST

250-748-5062

Mill Bay/Duncan 250-743-3306 Chemainus/Ladysmith 250-324-3343

HAULING AND SALVAGE

IRRIGATION/SPRINKLER SYSTEMS

Delivery Guy

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

Hauling & Moving

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

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GARBAGE Can Dan Junk Hauling & Free Scrap Metal Removal Over 400lbs, Get it GONE 250-710GONE (4663)

2010 KAWASAKI Z1000. 8500 kms. Great all-around Superbike. Very clean, Michelins. $7500. (250) 743-2066, Cobble Hill.

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

I CLEAN ‘TILL YOU BEAM! Spring is here, so don’t miss out on the nice weather by being stuck inside cleaning! 50% off first visit. Please call Monica for your free quote & consultation 250-732-4423

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

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.

PAT THE PAINTER Interior specials!

1998 23’ Wanderer Lite 5th wheel. Sleeps 6, N/S, double sinks, tub, shower, microwave, awning. Lots of storage excellent condition. $6000 firm. 250-748-1304

PAINTING

No Job Too Small 25 years experience Seniors discount

1998 MALLARD Fleetwood, 26L, 1-slide out, fully loaded, sleeps 4-6. $10,000 obo. (250)753-6426

Call 250-246-0248

COMPUTER SERVICES Need CA$H Today?Snap Car Cash www.snapcarcash.com

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

LEGAL SERVICES 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.

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

PLUMBING

GARDENING

HOME REPAIRS

FOR ALL your Gardening needs. Call D & J Gardening at 250-715-6344.

TOTAL RENOVATIONS

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

MARINE ACCESSORIES

BOATS

www.islandpacificlandscaping.ca

MOVING & STORAGE

MARINE

MERC CRUISER Bravo 3 leg/drive 2 x 20” stainless props, approximately 100 hours, excellent value - first $1,000 takes! Ready to go! In Pt. Alberni. Call 250-745-3700.

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

(250) 701-8319

2004 DODGE Grand Caravan. FULLY LOADED - heated power seats, etc. Clean, drives like new. 171,000 km. No accidents. $5200. (250)732-6166. 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.

LANDSCAPING

* Stone Retaining Walls * Landscape Design

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

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

“You Name It” “We Do It” 250-748-9150

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

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

FOR SALE: 27’ 5th Wheel trailer. Excellent condition. For more info visit 7263 Walton Rd., Honeymoon Bay or call 250-744-7870.

Looking for a NEW car? bcautocentral.com

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!

2005 ALUMINUM DINGY “Chief”, 12’, 9.9 Mercury 4-stroke long shaft, EZ loader trailer, lockable storage w/gas tank, canvas wind shield. $5,000. (250)753-2382

Midgets back on the field

Bulldog football: Victoria the opponent for Sunday’s season-opener Don Bodger

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he Cowichan Bulldogs are back in action and anticipate having a productive season in the Vancouver Mainland Football League. The midgets play their regular-season opener Sunday at McAdam Park at 1:30 p.m. against Victoria. “It’s going to be a great year for us,’’ noted head coach Doug (Opie) Williams. “I am looking to build on our success from last year, being one of the main contenders for the VMFL championship.’’ The team played in a mini tournament at Nanaimo Aug. 18, opening against Victoria. Cowichan came out strong with Eric Williams scoring the first touchdown on a short five-yard pass that he broke for 65 yards. Darren Aitcheson tallied the second TD with another big 32-yard run after catching a 13-yard pass. After Victoria scored its first TD after a few missed tackles, Cowichan’s Erik Kenner made a huge 40-yard run on a broken play to get the ball down to the fiveyard line. Williams converted the Bulldogs’ final attempt for the third TD. Victoria got two more TDs on miscues by the defence and Cowichan got caught with only 11 players on the field. In the second mini game against Nanaimo, Cowichan scored first on a great catch by Williams for his third TD of the day. Kain Melchior scored the second TD on a well-run route from Kenner. Cowichan limited Nanaimo to one TD. Cowichan was extremely short of offensive and defensive linemen, with only five available — two on defence and three on offense. Missing the linemen had an affect on both games, Williams indicated.


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Easy Riders at ease in dragon boat festival

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he Easy Riders lived up to their name in the Victoria Dragon Boat Festival. The valley team made it look easy in coasting to first place in the women’s Jade category out of 29 teams at the prestigious festival in Victoria’s Inner

Harbour. The 20 paddlers on board coached by Penny Baker, with John Downing doing the steering, were way ahead of the competition at the finish and won by almost a boatlength. “I was really proud of them,’’ said Baker. “I never thought we would be in the medals ever. “There’s teams from all over Canada and the Pacific West Coast,’’ added Baker.

The Easy Riders practice at Cowichan Bay. The expanded group has 27 paddlers. “We only practice once a week,’’ said Baker. “We’re out there against teams that are out there (on the water) all the time.’’ But the crew pulled together with a great effort. “There’s a real variety of girls, ranging from 27 and we’ve got one lady on the team that’s in her late 60s.’’

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Competitive field: Medals for Esser and Brockway while Ashcroft and Munzar push the limits in their events Don Bodger

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anada Summer Games competition in Sherbrooke, Quebec proved productive for four athletes from the valley. Agnes Esser, the valley’s No. 3 Youth Athlete of the Year for 2012 and a Frances Kelsey Secondary grad in June, made a strong showing in female throwing events. Esser won a gold medal for the discus with a toss of 46.16 metres that was way ahead of the 44.62 mark recorded by runner-up Kelly Kirstin Gribbons of Ontario. Esser had a personal best in the event of 49.75 during the season. She also just missed a medal in the shot put, placing fourth at 13.71. Jamie Ashcroft, a Kelsey grad in 2012, finished 11th overall in the women’s 100 metre sprint with a time of 12.75. Ashcroft has posted a personal best in the event of 12.09, which is just back of the winner’s 12.02 clocking. Para female track events resulted in bronze medals in the shot put and discus for Jessye Brockway. Maya Munzar, co-winner of the valley’s Youth Athlete of the Year award for 2012 and another Kelsey graduate from June of this year, came 14th in the individual triathlon in 1:06:42 and fifth as Part of Team B.C. with Megan Kinghorn and Elsabet Lapointe of Victoria in 1:09.19.

“It was a lot of fun,’’ noted Munzar of her games experience. “In comparison to Western Canada Summer Games, it was much more exciting. There was so much offered to all the athletes from the games organizers that there was no time to be bored. The setup of the games was fantastic. I really enjoyed my experience there.’’ Munzar felt good about how her individual race went. “My swim and bike were both very strong and my run was OK,’’ she indicated. “I had some cramping issues on the run which inhibited me from running my full potential. That was mildly frustrating, but I still managed to push through and finish well.’’ The relay distances were 250 metres for the swim, 6.66 km for the bike and 1.6 km for the run. Munzar entered the female relay, but not the mixed event. “Racing as a team is so unlike any other triathlon experience because every other race is always individual — every woman for herself,’’ she pointed out. “Being able to compete as a team in such a short distance was both extremely challenging but also exhilarating. With so little time to make up distance between you and other teams, it was a full-out sprint the entire race. “Overall, my time at the Summer Games was one I will remember for a lifetime. I am incredibly proud of my teammates and I am so lucky to have been able to have the opportunity to experience this event.’’

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Breakaway speed is shown by Kevin Jones of Cowichan LMG Pringle to elude Vancouver Island University defender Ben Robson late in the second half at the Ladysmith Turf Thursday, a play that finished with the lone goal.

owichan LMG Pringle needed a fitness test at this time of the year. With its Div. 1 Island Soccer League season about to open, LMG stepped it up with a fast-paced exhibition game against Vancouver Island University Thursday at the Ladysmith Turf. Cowichan held the young, speedy VIU squad off the scoreboard and got a late goal from Kevin Jones for a 1-0 victory. “They didn’t have too many chances to score,’’ said Cowichan coach Glen Martin. “Overall, we limited them pretty good. “That’s probably the fastest team we’ll play all year — 18-, 19- and 20-yearolds. They’re very, very quick.’’ Joel Wilson recorded the shutout. Brad Thorne sent a through ball to Jones with two minutes to go and he finished with a great shot to the top corner. “We had a defensive strategy at the start,’’ said Martin. “They’ve been training more than we have.’’ Cowichan is planning a fan appreciation promotion for its home-opener Friday, Sept. 6 against Lakehill Reds.

Don Bodger

Two sides of the story for the Shooters in the All-Chicks slo-pitch tournament are the offense, supplied by Marcie Welcher, left, and the defensive side provided by Julie Roberge with her pitching.

Highballs devour the Shooters

All Chicks tournament: Slo-pitch powerhouses mix it up on the diamond in Sunday final Don Bodger

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t was the ladies’ turn to sparkle on the ball diamonds of Glenora’s Waldon Park Saturday and Sunday. Following the Closson Classic men’s oldtimers’ fastball tournament the previous weekend, seven teams took part in the annual All Chicks slo-pitch tournament. One team dropped out of the field at the last minute, causing organizer Leanne Closson to redo the draw, but she made it work. “Everyone played lots of games,’’ she said. Following a four-game series to

kick things off, teams went into playoff mode to decide the winners. Highballs of Victoria captured first place with a 14-11 victory over the hometown Shooters in the final game. “The bats just weren’t quite there,’’ said Closson, who also happens to play for the Shooters, but was still sidelined with an injury for this tournament. Errors also proved costly for the Shooters, who beat the Highballs 20-11 in a lead-up to the final just a short time earlier. Diamond Divas of Victoria claimed third place, with Mustache Riders — a combined Nanaimo, Parksville and Port Alberni entry

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— taking fourth, Paralyzers of Ladysmith fifth, Wild Cats sixth and Sistas seventh. Fundraising still yielded decent amounts for a variety of causes despite the decrease from last year’s nine-team lineup. “It just wasn’t as busy this year,’’ said Closson. A total of $1,000 went to Big Brothers Big Sisters and $400 each to the Abby Trust Fund, Dragon Divas and KidSport Cowichan from the approximately $2,500 proceeds expected after all the bills are paid. Candace Feeney won the big prize of pizza for a year from Moo’s Pizza.

Casey Crowley Casey Crowley is only 15, but playing against older girls and ladies is becoming old hat. Being on the national champion U18 B.C. Blue girls’ field hockey side was just another step in the development process for the Shawnigan Lake School student. Crowley could have still played with the U15 provincial side. “Moving up, it’s a faster pace so being up there, it will pick up my game and I’ll hopefully increase my skills,’’ she said. Crowley is also entering her second season with the Island Wildcats. “It’s a Premier team,’’ she explained. “Ali Lee started it in Victoria and we’re playing some Vancouver teams so it’s stepping up the island field hockey program. It’s good to play with the older girls.’’ On top of that, Crowley will also be starting up with the Shawnigan Lake School girls’ team soon. “We only had four Grade 12s last year,’’ she said. “We had a pretty strong team in Grade 10 so it’s going to be the same team effectively this year so we should do OK.’’ Crowley’s dad Kieran coaches the national men’s rugby team. “He comes to a few games,’’ said Crowley. “He doesn’t mind that we’re playing hockey.’’

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Mandur winner of both men’s and junior low gross at Arbutus Ridge

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Tristan Mandur claimed both the men’s and junior low gross titles in the Arbutus Ridge Golf Club championships. The 14-year-old from Mill Bay won the overall low gross for the men with a two-day total of 136 and also led the junior field, with Rene Bieberdorf the runner-up.

The ladies’ low gross champ with a 171 was Eleanor Geisthardt followed by Andrea Henwood at 180. Gwen Laxdal was the ladies’ low net winner with a 135 and the runner-up spot went to Heather Schyf at 138. Men’s White Flight 0-10 low gross winner was Jayden Crowley with a 150.

Dennis Wright (160) and Al McGale (181) were the respective low gross leaders in White Flight 11-17 and 18-28. Ross Parker was low net champion at 133. John Znider’s 62 was the men’s one day low net. Dan Wheatley (140), Jared Taylor (135) and John Bertagnolli (140) had various White Flight low nets.

Caps settle on their goalies, rest of lineup being decided Busy week: Four exhibitions will set the stage for opening of the regular season

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Standing up at the blueline to a Westshore Wolves’ attack is Islanders’ defenceman David Bittner during Vancouver Island Junior Hockey League exhibition game at Kerry Park Arena Sunday.

Islanders work out kinks

Plan of attack: Plenty of lineup shuffling ahead of season opener

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erry Park Islanders are sure to benefit from starting the Vancouver Island Junior Hockey League schedule with some continuity from the end of last season. Dale Purinton is back behind the bench as head coach and Mark Osmond completed an initiation period to get his feet wet as owner. The Islanders played their only two exhibition games on back-to-back days, losing 6-2 Saturday to the Saanich Braves and 8-3 to the Westshore Wolves Sunday — both at Kerry Park Arena — before starting the season for keeps next week. “It’s been a bit of a learning process,’’ said Osmond of his transition to owner. “I think we’re getting there.’’ It’s always tough for Junior B teams at this stage because some players expected to return are still at Junior A camps. One of those players coming in is Tyler Fraser, 16, from Cloverdale after a tryout with the Western Hockey League’s Tri-City Americans. Veteran Jackson Jane is also due back on Labour Day and will assume the No. 1 goaltending job, with Leighton Williams as his back-up. The Islanders had nine

20-year-olds in camp, but are only allowed to keep six “which is always the bad part when you’ve got too many of them,’’ said Osmond. “They could all make the team if they were 19. It’s a numbers game.’’ The Islanders are starting to sort it all out. “We have one more 20-yearold to cut,’’ said Osmond. Camp began with about 45 kids and Osmond said Purinton will be cutting down to 23 by the weekend. “We’re going to run pretty close this year,’’ said Osmond. “Last year, there was just too many kids.’’ Osmond added the

Islanders will rely on affiliate players from the midget ranks where needed during the season. Brendan Gowanlock is a player who figures in the Islanders’ plans but won’t be immediately available due to football commitments with the Vancouver Island Raiders. Osmond has been busy during the summer securing team advertising. “I had good support from the community,’’ he said. The Islanders play three games in four days to open the regular season next week, beginning Wednesday, Sept. 4 at Westshore. The homeopener is Sept. 7.

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he length of the B.C. Hockey League exhibition campaign already seems long enough for Cowichan Valley Capitals’ coach Bob Beatty. The Caps played to a pair of ties in their exhibition openers, 3-3 against Alberni Valley at Fuller Lake Friday and 4-4 against Nanaimo Saturday at the Cowichan Lake Sports Arena. “It’s more than I usually like to play,’’ said Beatty, comparing that to his time coaching the LaRonge Ice Wolves in the Saskatchewan Junior Hockey League. “In LaRonge, there were years we only played two exhibition games.’’ The cost of the road trips for the team wasn’t worth it to add any more exhibition games due to the isolated location of the community. It’s a different story in the BCHL, of course, with so many teams located close to each other. And the Caps have a full slate of four more exhibitions this week before starting the regular season, including Tuesday night at Lake Cowichan against Nanaimo again, Wednesday at Nanaimo, Friday at Juan de Fuca against Victoria and Saturday at Cowichan Arena against Victoria. Beatty is in the process of narrowing the lineup down from 28 skaters after giving many players an extended look on the weekend. “For early-season games – Satur-

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o those just passing through, the Bargain! Shop was probably just another small town business. But to Lake Cowichan residents it was a symbol of community convenience and self-sufficiency. And that’s why news the Bargain! Shop’s empty shell will once again be housing a shopping centre is being greeted with so much happineness in the Lake Cowichan area. Ongoing work at the site has created a community buzz that will culminate sometime early next month with the opening of a new Fields store. “I think it’s huge,” said Ron McKenzie, interim president for the Cowichan Lake Chamber of Commerce. “It’s going to bring back the employment that we lost when the bargain store closed, and it’s going to keep population dollars right here. People’s spending is going to be in the town, much more than it is now.” “We were very happy with the bargain store that was in town, and we were pretty sad to see it close down, but that was more of a corporate decision, it wasn’t just Lake Cowichan’s bargain store,” said Mayor Ross Forrest. “It was a much-needed service

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The Bargain! Shop windows are lined with posters speaking of employment opportunities at the new Fields store coming to Lake Cowichan. in our community. The products that they sold saved people a trip to Duncan—I’m sure Fields are going to be very similar.” “They are trying to get the store open as a quick as possible,” Forrest continued. “I think they were hoping for somewhere around Sept. 1, but it’s not a definite thing.” Fields president Jason McDougall said there is no set date for the store opening, but confirmed they are looking at a beginning of September start. McDougall’s dad lives in Ladysmith, and he has been out to visit Lake Cowichan several times. He thinks that it’s a nice community,

and is looking forward to making it out to the river sometime in the future. It is also the type of community the company is focused on. There are 57 Fields stores located throughout Canada, each one trying to cater to the small communities that they are located in. “The sort of communities we look for are 25 to 30 minutes or more from bigger cities,” said McDougall. “We also like to be in communities where we can be a part of it and get involved.” It’s expected that the store will employ between five and six full-, and part-time workers, says McDougall. 1x6-leader net ad.tfn - Composite

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Visitors look through some of the thousands of books available during last year’s News Leader Pictorial charity book sale.

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great day is shaping up Saturday, Sept. 14 that goes far beyond just the sale of books. The News Leader Pictorial’s fourth-annual Book Sale fundraiser will feature a little something for everyone this year, with the book sale binding everything together. There will be a bouncy castle and a barbecue put on by Original Joe’s on the site of the sale across the parking lot from the News Leader Pictorial office, at the former NAPA Auto Parts location. In addition, book signings will be conducted by Bob Battistuzzi, Suzi

Davis and Dean Griffiths. “They’re donating 10 per cent of their proceeds to us,’’ said the News Leader Pictorial’s Kim Sayer. Battistuzzi is the author of The Boys From North Dakota, Davis is the author of a trilogy of books geared toward the young adult, and Griffiths is an illustrator. The Parhar Group is donating the space for the event and tents are being supplied by MNP and Bow-Mel. “It’s all for visibility off the highway,’’ said Sayer of the tents that will also come in handy in the event of inclement weather. A live band is still being sought to play during the event that runs from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Sept. 14. Soft cover books will cost $1 and hard

covers $2. More pocketbook donations are required. “Pocketbooks are the big draw, 95 per cent of our revenue is pocketbooks,’’ said NLP publisher Bill Macadam. All the money raised stays in the valley to support local charities. This year, the NLP is partnering with the Cowichan Therapeutic Riding Association. “We’re really proud to be working with that organization and helping them with their funding,’’ said Sayer. “We’ve had overwhelming response from the public,’’ she added. “We’ve raised over $17,000 in three years,’’ said Macadam.

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Ethanol could damage outboard motors Ethanol, a corn-based fuel that is mixed with traditional gasoline, has been a boon to the fuel industry. It helps to keep costs down and provides a renewable, more eco-friendly option to fuel cars and trucks. While ethanol may perform fine in automobile engines, boat engines may not be so lucky, and some engine manufacturers have expressed concern over the use of ethanol in boat engines. Gasoline that contains 10 percent ethanol, commonly referred to as E10, is not recommended for outboard motors, particularly older engines. The only way to avoid ethanol is to purchase marinegrade fuel that has none of it. This fuel costs more, but many boaters prefer it because of the risks for costly engine repairs when ethanol is used. Unlike car engines that burn through a tank of gas quickly and are used frequently, outboard boat motors are often left to sit until the boat is used again. When ethanol fuel is allowed to sit, the corn alcohol can separate from the gasoline and settle at the bottom of the fuel tank. Ethanol is also hygroscopic. This means it absorbs water. In high moisture conditions such as those on a boat, this can further exacerbate the separation of ethanol and gasoline. The result is a sludge that forms in the fuel tank. Most

All work, all play with new GMC Sierra Story and photos by Rob Beintema, Metroland Media The GMC Sierra is the number one selling GM product in Canada, so this latest gen pickup is playing to a very attentive audience. GM Canada is boasting that the renewed 2014 Sierra 1500 is the most powerful, most technologically advanced, and most refined full-size pickup truck in the brand’s 111year history.lar prod will get the tail wagging – in theory, of course. The new Sierra features redesigned exterior styling, an updated interior, three new EcoTec3 engines and a new Denali trim level, along with new amenities and new technologies including GM’s IntelliLink connectivity. Let’s start with exterior – a more prominent grille, more aerodynamic mirrors, other new trim tweaks, and new standard, single projector headlights instead of the stacked headlamps of the Silverado. Delve deeper under the skin and we come to the

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our results tended to average around 13L/100km. Inside, the Sierra Crew Cab is as roomy as you’d outboard engines have their fuel outlet expect. at the bottom of the tank. After being Dual-density foam seats left to sit, the engine will draw in pure are comfortable and ethanol and water that has accumulated, there’s optimum space which can muck up the engine and corin front and back. Prerode internal parts. mium materials set a Although many manufacturers and renew standard for interior pair shops recommend avoiding ethanol quality and the cockpit fuel for boats, if they cannot be avoided and instrument layout it is best to heed these tips. is suitably “trucky” and * Buy as little as possible -- just enough purposeful. Knobs and to fuel the trip so leftover fuel will not buttons are biggish and a remain sitting in the tank. new six-gauge instrument * Drain the carburetor on the engine afcluster can add a 4.2-inch ter using ethanol. color Driver Information * Use a fuel stabilizer that will help preCenter with vehicle status vent separation. information, a trip comEthanol is not recommended for all enputer and other informagines, and it may cause costly engine tion, such as radio and problems on outboard motors when the navigation. fuel is allowed to sit in the tank for exAn available IntelliLink tended periods of time. connectivity system with voice command adds a high-def, eight-inch color touch screen with easy-toread icons that control the audio, Bluetooth phone features, and available navigation ($995). There are too many other items to detail here – new cargo box management and illumination, technologies that include Forward Collision Alert, Lane Departure Warning, Hill Descent Control, Trailer Sway Control, Park Assist with rear camera that aids trailer is proud to notify all our current and future customers of our hookup, a new Driver brand new marine service facility. Alert Seat with selectable We’re qualified to service your audio or vibrating warnvehicle...Whatever it may be. is proud to notify all our current and future customers of our ings, the list goes on and brand new marine service facility. on. It all gives you a pretty AUGUST 6th good idea of why GM 8:30am - 3pm starting Thank you for making theCanada trip down is boasting so is proud to notify all our current and future customers of our confidently at th AUGUST 6 from Nanaimo to buy your new Civic. about their brand new marine service facility. latest generation con8:30am - 3pm The staff at Discovery Hondatender hopeinyou a very competitive full-size have a safe and enjoyable ownership!!pickup truck market. Come & Join Us For A FREE You’re Good toon Just North of Duncan Chris AndPowers with three new powService, repairs, Begins September Go in Highway Around the Island BBQ & Refreshments ertrains, varying trim levCome & Join Us For A FREE Winterizing starting at 748-5814 30 Minutes. and storage on all Begins September els and configurations, BBQ & Refreshments 00 No Appointment Open Monday - Saturday Put your name&inmodels to winthdoor $45 Kevin Smith starting at along with an updated makes AUGUST 6 8:00 am - 6:00 pm Necessary. Change gear oil, grease, check & record Service Advisor DiscoveryHonda.com 00 compression, visual prizes! Put your name in to win door cabin and a full suite of inspection of hoses $45 & linkage, run up, fog, fuel stabilizer 8:30am Change gear oil, grease, check & record compression, visual prizes!- 3pm available amenities and inspection of hoses & linkage, run up, fog, fuel stabilizer Open Monday - Friday 8am - 5pm Saturdays 8am - 4:30pm driving technologies, the NEW ADDRESS: 2014 GMC Sierra 1500 NEW ADDRESS: Just North of Duncan on the Island Highway 5147 POLKEY ROAD, DUNCAN 5147 Polkey Road lineup offers pickup truck 5147 POLKEY ROAD, DUNCAN 5147 Polkey Road Across from Windsor Plywood Duncan BC, V9L 6W3 250-748-5814 . Dean & Karen Hankins Across from Windsor Plywood Duncan BC, V9L Road 6W3 Dean & Karen Hankins intenders plenty of choic5147 Polkey 250-748-0829 5147 Polkey Road 250-748-0829 facebook.com/DiscoveryHonda es to choose from. Duncan BC, V9L 6W3

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three new EcoTecc3 engine choices shared with Silverado – a 4.3-litre V6, a 5.3-litre V8 and a 6.2-litre V8. The 2014 Sierra begins with a base 4.3-litre EcoTec3 V6 (285 hp, 305 lb/ft) that offers the most torque of any standard V6 in the segment, with tow ratings up to 3,266 kg (7,200 lb) The 5.3-litre EcoTec3 V8 (355 hp, 383 lb/ft) is a $1,125 option. GM boasts that this V8’s 8.7 L/100km highway (2WD) fuel economy rating offers the best fuel economy of any V8 pickup. The new 6.2-litre EcoTec3 V8 (est. 420 hp, 450 lb/ft), enabling a 5443 kg (12,000 lb) maximum towing capacity for Sierra 1500, expected to attain the highest rating in the class, will come available later in the year for a premium yet to be determined. All three engines translate power through six-speed automatic transmissions with Cruise Grade Braking, a feature that automatically downshifts the

transmission on downgrades, similar to engine braking on big rigs. But when you do need the brakes, Duralife brake rotors, with a hardened and strengthened surface to reduce corrosion, are expected to last twice as long as conventional rotors and provide quieter braking with less vibration. Our testing was limited to Crew Cab models and, specifically, we drove a 2014 Sierra SLE 1500 4WD Crew with the 5.3-litre V8. This motor pulls confidently, with or without something hooked onto the trailer hitch and the Active Fuel Management indicator, showing that the engine is running on only four cylinders, flashes on often, even when cruising while towing. With the 4WD, our tester’s fuel economy was rated at 13.3/9.0L/100km (city/hwy). But it’s always been my experience that the real world combined average is closer to the city rating and, here again,

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R-Spec offers plenty of fun for the buck By Neil Moore, Metroland Media/ Wheelstalk.com “Who needs the radio when you can listen to this?” So said my 10-year-old son after I fired up the Hyundai Genesis RSpec Coupe – my tester for the week. I agree it’s an unusual observation from a youngster, but he’s probably heard me say it before, while testing some other road burner that sounded oh so good. In the R-Spec, this delightful melody was courtesy of an optional quad tip, axle-back exhaust system that delivered a baritone somewhat out of character for its 2.0-litre powerplant. Mind you, this is no ordinary four banger, as Hyundai’s DOHC mill with dual CVVT also gets a twin-scroll turbocharger that pushes horsepower to a robust 274 and torque up to 275 lb/ft, coming in at 2,000 rpm. And yes, there’s a bit of turbo lag, but with the standard-equipped six-speed manual (the only way you can order this model), it spins up pretty quickly. There are no fewer than seven ways to order the Genesis Coupe – five with a turbo four and two with a 3.8-litre V6 – but the R-Spec offers arguably the most fun for the buck. About a year ago, I re-

viewed a key competitor, the all-new Scion FR-S, and gushed about its near perfect balance, nimbleness and superb handling. This was a vehicle long overdue for Toyota. I still believe in cars that are more about finesse than brute force – in other words, those that reward the skilful driver. But if you can have both – why not? The R-Spec Coupe, at $28,799, may sit near the bottom of the Genesis lineup, but if you’re looking for a vehicle that’s equally at home on the track as it is during your morning commute, this is it. The R-Spec pounds out 74 more horses than the FR-S and 124 more lb/ ft, and despite weighing in excess of 300 kg more, is significantly quicker. I will also note that although this model’s V6-powered sibling offers even more grunt (348 hp, 295 lb/ft), the R-Spec would be my Genesis of choice. It’s lighter, more evenly balanced, and $8,200 less (and $10K cheaper than the 3.8 GT with automatic). The Genesis Coupe lineup starts with the 2.0T ($26,499), which is also powered by the turbo four, but doesn’t get some of the performance goodies found on the R-Spec and 3.8 GT. It does, however, provide all the stuff you’d expect at this price

point such as automatic climate control, power windows and locks, leather-wrapped tilt/ telescopic steering with audio and cruise controls, six-speaker audio system, Bluetooth, automatic headlights and power heated mirrors. It also comes standard with a six-speed manual gearbox, with the automatic setting you back another $1,800. The 2.0T Premium package, starting at $29,899 for the manual version, includes a sunroof, leather seats (heated in front), touchscreen navigation and an upgraded audio system. But despite being $1,100 more, it doesn’t benefit from the R-Spec’s track-tuned suspension, Torsen limited-slip differential and Brembo brakes with red fourpiston callipers, peeking out from behind a set of 19-inch alloy wheels (all

other 2.0-litre coupes get 18-inch). The R-Spec interior, while missing a few Premium amenities, is still nicely appointed with plenty of soft touch in the doors and dash, stitching in key areas and metallic accents around the cupholders, gearshift, instruments and more. Seats are upholstered in a grippy fabric with aggressive leather bolstering that is not only attractive, but really holds you in the corners. And I love the ‘old school’ analog gauges for fuel consumption, turbo boost and oil pressure. As in all Genesis Coupes, the rear passenger cabin is best suited to kids or short adults. Seats are comfortable and supportive, with more legroom than I expected, but headroom is tight – which is no surprise considering its low silhouette.

Ride, with the ‘tracktuned’ suspension, is a bit harsh over rough pavement, but the chassis is tight, and the car feels extremely solid and composed during a turn. For track enthusiasts, there’s even a front strut camber adjustment that allows up to -1.5 degrees of negative camber for more responsive turn-in and reduced understeer. The clutch is nicely weighted and has a reasonably smooth takeup, and although the throws are a bit long, it’s a pleasure to row through the gears. In particular the lower ones are where you can really feel the torque. Punch the accelerator out of a turn, and the traction control clamps down hard to straighten the back end. Turn off this nanny, and a similar prod will get the tail wagging – in theory, of

course. As for Hyundai’s $850 free-flow exhaust system, it kept a smile on my face throughout the test period. I even found myself running the R-Spec in the underground garage of my

Dad’s retirement home – with both windows down – just to savour the sweet, sweet sound. And that point wasn’t lost on Hyundai’s PR rep as he pried the keys from my hand at the end of the week.

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BY THE WAY by John McKinley

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y the way, did you hear: • Mike Bieling writes us about daughter Amelia who graduated from Cowichan Secondary School in 2008 has been accepted as a PhD candidate at Scotland’s University of Strathclyde starting in September, “and we are proud to pass on her news that she has since been awarded a prestigious Carnegie Scholarship that will support her in these studies.” Congrats Amelia! • Congratulations to Mark and Linda Holford of Cowichan Bay’s Rocky Creek Winery for collecting 13 medals for quality wines this year. • And more congratulations to Cowichan Therapeutic Riding Association riders for their recent success in the Para-Equestrian Canada Sea-to-Sea Para-Dressage Video Competitions. Instructors Dani Vipond and Jane James are proud to say riders Kayla Cleugh (on Ginger), and Curtis Alphonse-Tooshley (on Red) had third- and fifth-place fnishes, respectively. • Talk about explosive growth! Sonja Nagel, executive director of Duncan-Cowichan Chamber of Commerce tells us membership has hit 404, way up from just 280 one year ago. The group’s revamped website also went live on Aug. 12.

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• Their peers tell us three local planners have been recognized for their excellent work by the Planning Institute of British Columbia. Duncan consultant Bev Suderman and her IPS Island Planning Services for Alternative Forms of Rural Development produced for the Regional District of Nanaimo.Cathy LeBlanc, a resident of Cowichan Bay was honoured for Preparing for Climate Change: An Implementation Guide for Local Governments in B.C. for the B.C. Ministry of Community, Sport and Cultural Development for whom Cathy works. CVRD senior planner Ann Kjerulf won for the Area D — Cowichan Bay Official Community Plan. • Venerable Queen Margaret’s School continues to cement its ties across the Pacific. Hayley Picard tells us the school hosted a group of 48 young girls from Tezukayama-Gakuin in Tokyo. They explored the island from Parksville to Victoria interacted with the residents of the Duncan and Chemainus Seniors Centres, made dream catchers at the Quw’utsun’ Cultural Centre, enjoyed living with local homestay families, and improved their English. Exciting things happening for you, your friends or your family that you want to share with your community? Send me a quick email at editor@cowichannewsleader.com. We’d love to spread the word.

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Valley people Name: Cathy McKinstry Occupation: epicure consultant Age: 61 Hometown: Victoria If you get a chance go see: The Butler because I love history Right now I am reading: Daniel Silva/The English Girl I’m listening to: the Eagles At least once everyone should: attend the Cobble Hill Fair Most people don’t know I: was once a car parking attendant in Edmonton Proudest or happiest moment: having three beautiful children Biggest fear or most embarrassing moment: falling on the tennis court If I was appointed queen of the valley I would: protect the Shawnigan watershed at all costs Before I die: I want to revisit Australia and Norway Words I live by: let it be Andrew Leong


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