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Say hello to Tim You’ve got to have Faith: Long SunFest wait results in country superstar McGraw Ashley Degraaf

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S North Cowichan South End fire crews prepare to leave the scene following an accident outside the school district offices that sent a flagger to hospital clinging to her life.

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Run over on the job: Community stunned after worksite accident sends flagger to hospital clinging to her life Peter W. Rusland

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hen a horrified Bonnie Thibault saw a young flagwoman pinned under a dumptruck wheel Monday, she instinctively acted to help her. “I went to try and comfort her, but her body was engulfed under the tire,” she said of the flagger from Duncan who remained in critical condition Tuesday in Victoria. A shaken Thibault told her Beverly Arms tenants to dial 911, and all other medical services after the 10:30 a.m. accident. “I can’t explain it in words, when you’re helpless to help someone,” she said.

Her husband, Bill, ran to get paramedic Martin Paterson, an Arms tenant. The unconscious woman — whose name has not been released — was dressed in bright-yellow safety clothing when she somehow ended under the right-rear wheel of a gravel-loaded Stone Pacific Contracting rig towing a trailer at a construction zone near the Cowichan Valley School District offices. The wheel sat on her head and torso, explained Ken Wright of Duncan Asphalt Paving. Paterson attended the injured woman while North Cowichan’s south-end firefighters arrived. At first, Paterson noticed the flagger wasn’t breathing, but found a pulse in her ankle area, he told CHEK news Monday.

Firefighters hoisted a blue tarp to shield the tense scene from onlookers, Bill explained. While WorkSafeBC investigates exactly how the flagger — an lsland Traffic Services’ employee, listed as experienced by WorkSafe — came be under the 25-ton truck, Wright believed loosened road gravel helped cushion the woman. Firefighters inflated special safety balloons to lift the truck. Wright said the rig was moved forward, and the injured woman was moved to safety with only a scratch visible. Her internal injuries were still being tended at Victoria hospital where she was airlifted Monday. more on page 10

unFest organizers say all the flack they took about a prolonged wait for their 2014 headliner announcement was well worth it. Because it’s Tim McGraw. “It’s pretty much through the roof,” Cowichan’s biggest festival spokeswoman Charlotte Fisher said Tuesday of reaction to McGraw’s scheduled appearance. “What it comes down to is the wait until when Tim McGraw you’re allowed to release the information from his management. We’ve been verbally committed with McGraw since August. And if anyone wanted to the put the word out, it was us. “It was a real tongue biter,” she said. “I was sitting patiently listening to JRfm online, and waiting for the 7:40 a.m. announcement,” said Cowichan’s Rachel Pugh. “I was pretty surprised as he’s a big name in country, and having him in Duncan isn’t something I ever thought possible.” McGraw fan Megan Lowery agreed. “Seriously, who would have thought Tim McGraw would be coming to Duncan,” she said. “I didn’t even think he would have been an option.” Country fans were getting a tad annoyed, to say the least, with the delay of the 2014 headliner announcement. Organizers had published several teasers on Facebook, and had to renege on a promise the news was to be delivered Friday, Sept. 13. more on page 4

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Work on Malahat Highway safety improvements took a lot longer to finish than expected. But it finally is done. Motorists commuting over the Malahat this week had to deal with minor traffic delays as the final section of median barrier was installed.

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A crowd estimated at between 200 and 300 people joined hands along Beverly Street in a show of support for Somenos Marsh Saturday. The event — called Arms Around The Marsh — was part of the Wild Wings Festival.

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rms Around The Marsh saw hundreds of folks link limbs Saturday to support saving the Somenos Marsh from development, an organizer said. “North Cowichan Mayor Lefebure was the first person on site,” Paul Fletcher, Somenos Marsh Wildlife Society’s president said. “We’re very happy with the turnout. It was 300-odd people we hadn’t

seen at our forum.” The society’s Sept. 27 public meeting in the Cowichan Theatre heard concerns voiced to local politicians about rejecting a possible new police station aimed at agricultural land bordering the marsh along Beverly Street. “It was a completely different crowd (at Arms),” said Fletcher. “That tells us there’s twice as many people supporting what we’re saying: ‘Green space is too valuable to lose.’” The society isn’t planning another marsh-aware-

ness event until after North Cowichan council hears the Agricultural Land Commission’s decision about council’s application to remove farmland for the potential cop shop, he noted. Cowichan MP Jean Crowder also attended Arms, though Fletcher noted the absence of other valley leaders. “That tells me they’re comfortable with not listening to anyone else (about marsh concerns). This is the second opportunity we’ve provided them to hear and listen to people; the only person who’s taken advantage of that has been the mayor.”

burning ban affecting central Cowichan was lifted Monday by Victoria. The environment ministry and Island Health ordered the threeday ban Friday on outdoor fires — and restricted indoor woodheat fires to CSA-EPA units — after a temperature inversion kept smoke pollution in the valley. The air-quality advisory and burning ban applied within a 15-kilometre radius of Duncan city hall. “Open burning may now be conducted without a permit or approval from the Ministry of Environment, provided the activity complies with the Open Burning Smoke Control Regulation, Environmental Management Act, and with any restrictions imposed by other agencies (e.g. municipal burning bylaws),” the ministry’s release states. Visit for more. The ministry pulled its airquality advisory Saturday due to improving air quality. Dense smoke particulates meant folks at risk — especially people with respiratory illnesses— were urged to stay indoors, and in air-conditioned areas, to reduce exposure until Monday evening. Exposure was of highest concern for infants, the elderly, and those with diabetes, and lung or heart diseases, the earlier release reads. The ministry didn’t blame any one burning culprit, but explained the pollution may have stemmed from open fires, vehicles, industrial and commercial activity, and wood stoves.

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umbers are up this year for Cowichan River’s struggling salmon stocks, counters report. Dan Joe and Ramsey Alphonse recently pegged numbers for pink, coho, chinook and chum at the fish fence near the white bridge. “These are good numbers,” Alphonse said of adults and jack (juvenile) fish. “Chinook are our main concern. “We’ve still got late ones coming because they want to go up the side channels.” Once back on the main river, Oct. 15 chinook (spring) numbers showed 3,465 adults and 939 jacks. Coho counted were 3,543 adults and 640 jacks, while pinks posted 558 adults. There were also 503 chum counted. Steve Baillie, Fisheries’ stock assessment biologist, said there may be some 3,000 pinks and 3,600 chum in the river’s lower reaches. His final numbers won’t be tallied until year’s end, but “they’re looking good.” Still, Tim Kulchyski, Cowichan Tribes’ fisheries biologist said “anything at this point is considered unofficial numbers.” “Chinook numbers are over

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The fish fence near Duncan’s white bridge is showing improved numbers for all species of salmon. 3,000, and that’s better than in recent years. The coho are just starting to really come in.” Compared to last year’s figures “numbers for other species seem up,” he noted. “Numbers for chinook are up over years past. It’s difficult to accurately determine the numbers because of (high) river levels. “For an extended period, the river flowed right over the fence,” Kulchyski said. High hopes are based on the initial numbers, “but we don’t have the accurate numbers we usually have — usually, lower (river) levels

give us an accurate count.” A counting camera also hikes accuracy, but that lens wasn’t in place this year due to high flows, he explained. Kulchyski thanked Mother Nature for drowning this year’s drought in early fall. “Overall, the big question is about (salmon) ocean survival. “We’ve been doing the right thing in the river to create habitat, and to protect the habitat we have. “Over the long run, we’ll hopefully see some bigger payoffs. Only time will tell, and Mother Nature always does what it does.”

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North Cowichan council, allowing construction of a mixed-use trail on Maple Mountain. “This first sanctioned trail repositioned an existing mountain biking/hiking trail off of private property, and within the municipal forest reserve,” says Kenyon. CTSS is a member of the International Mountain Biking Association, and plans future trail-building projects. “The next trail we hope to build is a climbing trail, at a low gradient, from the Osborne Bay Road access to the top of Maple Mountain.” Another CTSS goal is to rank, sign and map the municipality’s hiking and biking trails. “This allows visitors and locals alike to experience the many trails our valley has to offer. “Mountain bike tourism is a growing piece of the tourism puzzle, injecting many millions of dollars into the B.C. economy,” Kenyon says.

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More sacrificed to alcohol and testosterone Huth trial: testimony painting a familiar picture


yler Noble was a Shawnigan Lake man who was 20 when he died on a Victoria street corner. The circumstances of his death are gradually coming to light in a Victoria courtroom during the ongoing manslaughter trial of another young man, Victoria’s Brandon Huth. Huth is accused of killing Noble in a street-fight.More facts are sure to be revealed as the trial progresses, but we have heard enough to paint a familiar picture: alcohol and testosterone coming together in a late-night setting and exploding in a scenario none involved had ever intended to happen. How many Still, it was something perhaps they more before could have foreseen. Because the mix of booze, nightlife hard lesson and young men is easily the most comlearned? mon cause of court cases tied to needless death we see in years of covering this community. And few of the other young men we’ve reported on over the years had criminal intent in mind either when the booze and bravado culminated in a tragic blow. None of them thought much about the potential consequences of their choices those evenings on their lives, the lives of their families, or the lives of families they didn’t even know. They were just “having a good time,” or “sticking up for a friend,” or “doing what needed to be done.” The community heard from friends and family of Tyler Noble shortly after his death. Their memories were of a beloved friend and brother lost. It has heard court testimony indicating Huth broke down and cried upon hearing Noble had died. It’s not hard to imagine why. One life lost, another irretrievably scarred. And damage that will billow through the lives of countless others indefinitely. How many of you young men are paying attention?

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Helping the community by spreading the word is our mandate, but it is also nice to be able to help in other ways. One such way was in evidence at our office earlier this month, when NLP office manager Kim Sayer was able to hand the Cowichan Therapeutic Riding Association a cheque for $4,205.31. Sayer spearheaded the Leader’s annual Big Book benefit sale and CTRA was the big beneficiary.

Colleen Hunt (right) of Cowichan Therapeutic Riding Association receives a $4,205.31 cheque from News Leader Pictorial office manager Kim Sayer.

All of us urban dwellers are wasted on waste Aaron Bichard

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e’ve all heard the sayings for keeping the wilderness pristine; slogans such as “if you pack it in, please pack it out,” or “leave only your footprints behind.” The essence of these messages is clear. The environment is here for us to enjoy, not to exploit. It’s precious. It’s finite. It’s communal, so let’s not bugger it up for others by leaving our garbage lying around. The majority of backcountry users are not natural environment abusers, appreciating that pristine natural landscape, unaltered by mankind, is a treasure worth putting in time and effort and sacrifice to reach. But here in the land of comfort and convenience, along the concrete corridors stained with commercial seduction, this messaging has been missed, possibly buried under a

discarded pile of trash. Our insatiable lust for lavishness has left us intoxicated on excess. I recently attended Metro Vancouver’s Zero Waste Conference where more than 300 elected officials, government staff and industry representatives listened to experts and shared their ideas on reducing waste. And the only thing that stuck with me is this: waste reduction is the wrong focus. We’re having the wrong conversation. It should be waste production, or the prevention of such, that is our true target. Two keynote speakers at the conference drove this point home: circular economy champion Dame Ellen MacArthur, and sustainability author Michael Braungart. These two gave a room full of people focused on waste diversion an alternative scenario to consider, one where the concept of waste is merely a hiccup of history rather than an ongoing problem to try and mitigate. In nature, there is no such thing as waste. The concept simply doesn’t exist.

However, when we are spreading the word, we like to get it right. Unlike in our Oct. 18 story, when we incorrectly reported the age of a girl approached by a strange man in Duncan near the former Duncan Elementary School site. The girl was 16 years old, not 12 as was reported in our our story. Our apologies for the error and any confusion it may have caused.


Everything that is produced, be it fruit or feces, decomposes once again to its basic parts, giving its nutrients back to the earth to continue the cycle. There are no landfills, no toxic tailing ponds. There is no such thing as waste. MacArthur is known for the work of her foundation, which is trying to shift the economy from a linear model — one where we take resources, make stuff, then toss it away — to a circular model. In the circular model producers of product end up owning the product and essentially rent it to the consumers. This way it is in the manufacturers best interest to design a product where all the materials can be reclaimed and turned into a new product to be rented out again. It’s happening with carpet companies, electronics manufacturers and makers of appliances already. As co-author of Cradle to Cradle: Remaking the Way We Make Things, Braungart is very familiar with this circular, responsible producer model.

He says reducing waste is akin to a thief stealing less. It’s less bad, but it’s still not good. And we have the opportunity to actually do some good. Designing buildings that clean the air or paper that can be decomposed to produce more trees are part of his vision for a sustainable environment. As communities across the continent continue to set targets on waste reduction, spending money to increase the amount of recycling, we have to start questioning whether there isn’t a better way. And in the weeks to come, I hope we can shift our focus from reducing waste to not creating it at all. Aaron Bichard writes for newspapers and recycles them. Connect with him at

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Do you support Sensible BC’s drive for a 2014 referendum to decriminalize marijuana? “Yes. It would be a shot in the arm for legalization and people will find out all kinds of things about marijuana; it can be good for lots of things.”

Nicholas Buchart, Duncan

Any drug should be legalized to remove criminal elements. Marijuana is a dangerous drug that lowers intelligence, and causes depression and cancer with long-term use.”

Dr. Bill Nielsen, North Cowichan

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

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Credit where credit is due

Dear editor As a young practitioner in architecture, I recall being told by a much-admired mentor, Ron Thom, that “I would spend many years producing works that someone else would get the credit for, then at some point find myself getting credit for works others have done.” I think such is the case in your otherwise delightful article on Brentwood College published in the summer edition of Station. I, and the firm still bearing my name, from which I am now retired, are grateful for the rightful recognition for several of the school projects accomplished but I must suggest that credit for the school’s most recent accomplishment — the Centre for Arts and Humanities — be given to a young practitioner who was our partner at the time the project was initiated, but at an early state in this process established her own practice, Christine Lintott Architects. It was they who carried out the project and were its architect of record. I would be grateful if this could be clarified. Paul M. Merrick

In my opinion: There is another side to the marsh debate


s usual, columnist Paul Fletcher writes as though his is the only position worth listening to. The location of a new police station is far more complex than the simple notion that we have to protect the swamp creatures of Somenos Marsh. The forum Mr. Fletcher refers to had, at maximum, 350 people in attendance. They were very united and vocal in expressing their opinion the marsh should be saved at all costs. That’s fair enough. But there are a host of issues to consider. One suggestion is the municipality simply Andrew Leong buy out the properties in the Lakes/Beverly Sooke Grade 2 Maple Bay elementary school student Lila Foksowicz huddles under a desk as she and her classmates area and let the entire area return to its natural, joined schools and offices across the province to learn to drop, cover and hold during an earthquake drill on Shake- pre-development state. While the idea might have some merit as a Bring the Mars to the B.C. Forest Out B.C. Day. Oct. 17. concept, costs would be astronomical. (In it would be a large investment. The B.C. This process has always been a battle Discovery Centre Forest Discovery Centre has a fantastic between our civil service and the residents of hindsight, the decision by Duncan and North Dear editor exposure to the highway to attract tourists Chemainus. There is nothing to be gained in Cowichan in the 1950’s to develop this area Apparently the B.C. government will not passing by, plus the tourist-laden cruise ships spending public money for no better reason were ill-considered at best.) be renewing a contract to maintain the There was a question as to why the old that are arriving at Victoria and Nanaimo. than to placate our planning department. It Martin Mars water bomber. The Martin Canadian Tire site wasn’t considered for an We cannot allow this valuable aircraft to is about time council told them to stop this Mars has more “history” in the B.C. Forest RCMP station. I asked for a report on this be lost to another country. In addition to fantasy development. Who runs the municiindustry than for the purpose it was origiidea when the site was first vacated. What we the financial opportunity, let us not forget pality, council or the hired help? nally designed for — a troop carrier during found out was the existing building would not Fergus Anderson that the Mars is the only “airworthy” aircraft the Second World War. For that reason there meet federal building standards for a project left in the world. Surely there is provincial Chemainus would be no better place for it than right of this nature. Essentially, we’d have to buy the here in Duncan at the B.C. Forest Discovery and federal government money available to property, incur the costs of demolition, and fi nance such a project. Is there anyone “out Centre. I suggest if this were to happen it TimberWest’s disrespect for Youbou start from scratch. there” that will take this idea and “run with would provide an unending flow of money North Cowichan has been trying to find a disgusting from tourist dollars for many years to come. it” before the opportunity is lost? location for this new police station since before John Walker Dear editor The Howard Hughes Spruce Goose can be It is absolutely disgustingthat TimberWest I was elected in 2008. Several privately owned used as an example of such a success story if Cobble Hill sites were identified. Every time we tried to continues to roll through and choke the life the Martin Mars was purchased. The Goose purchase them, the price would inexplicably out of the community of Youbou. As exis a monstrous flying boat that is simply awe- Only the bureaucrats want Echo go up — primarily because of a perception residents of Youbou’s main road, we learned that since it’s government, “cost would be no inspiring. It was moved from Los Angeles to Heights what it is like to live with the dirt and noise the museum at McMinville, Oregon at great object.” Every single time, those costs were in from logging trucks. We chose to move away excess of $1 million. effort and expense. The investment is paying Dear editor My hat goes off to Diana Hardacker for from that community in 2005 due to health off big time as the Spruce Goose is the focal And that’s the nub of the other side of the her persistence on Echo Heights. It has been concerns. We stand wholeheartedly with our discussion: the site on Beverly Street would point of the museum and has created a clear for more than 10 years the community friends and ex-neighbours who continue financial bonanza from the tourist dollars. save the taxpayers that million dollar outlay, wants the 55 acres of Echo Heights to be to live in Youbou because it is their home. There is no doubt the purchase of the because it’s land taxpayers already own. rezoned as parkland. This has been estabIt could be a lakeside paradise were it not Martin Mars, combined with the necessity As for Mr. Fletcher’s assertion North of building a large building to accommodate lished beyond doubt by several petitions and for the relentless plundering of the forests. Cowichan (and other local municipal leaders) innumerable meetings and letters. When will it ever be enough? The provincial “aren’t listening,” this is simply not true. The Why does council allow the planning degovernment could not care less about B.C.’s question is: “who are we choosing to listen to?” partment to continue bullying the residents small rural communities, all in the name of I’ve been listening. Quite intently. Listenof Chemainus? The original development economic progress which benefits a few big ing to engineers, hydrologists, and folks with plan for this land came out unsolicited by players at the top. financial expertise in the construction of these anyone in 2002-2003. It was not wanted then Ben and Rebecca Murbach major infrastructure projects. “Do you feel spied upon by our government?” and it is not wanted now. The municipalHedley To paraphrase late former mayor Rex HolYou answered: (82 votes) ity has better places to develop, presuming lett, just because a few hundred people show 57 per cent YES that development is in the mandate of this up at an event and make a bunch of noise More letters online department, which I personally find hard does not mean they speak for the majority of To vote on the next Question of the Week, log onto the to believe. As Ms. Hardacker points out, Also, read fresh stories every day and share your thoughts taxpayers. It is council’s responsibility to also web poll at developer Chris Clement has better-located, consider the best interests of the other 26,000 with the community immediately through the comments better-quality land to be developed under a people in North Cowichan. function at better plan. Does this mean Beverly Street is the only possible site for a new RCMP station? No. I heard some interesting arguments against that site. The fundamental question, though, comes down to economics. Is the notion of “saving the Marsh” worth a million dollars to the 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. taxpayers of North Cowichan? response to issues raised in our pages get top priority; Keep it clean — attack the issue, Here’s how to send it to us: Would the majority of the 26,000 people not the individual. • Email your thoughts to who were not at the forum be OK with the tax You must include your full name, home community and a phone number where we can • Mail your letter to Unit 2, 5380 Trans-Canada Highway, Duncan B.C., V9L 6W4 reach you during office hours. Addresses and phone numbers will not be published. • Fax it to us at 250-746-8529 increases? That’s the question to which I don’t Letters will be edited for clarity, grammar, length and good taste. 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“She was in critical condition as of Monday,” said Alexandra Skinner-Reynolds of WorkSafeBC. The Thibaults and Wright sympathized with the flagger and the truck driver. “He is hurting; he was crying,” Bill said. “It was a total accident.” Meanwhile, the accident site’s roadwork has resumed. “Although work halted (Monday) for the investigation and scene examination, the work site was

not shut down officially,” SkinnerReynolds’ Tuesday statement says. “Experienced WSBC officers evaluated the situation and did not find circumstances present that warranted issuing immediate compliance orders. “The work area is a city street and traffic-controlled access through the area is needed by residents and businesses. The employers are under no restriction from resuming their activities at the site.” WorkSafeBC will investigate employer and worker compliance

concerning mobile equipment and traffic control requirements, instruction, training, and supervision, plus human factors that may have influenced the accident, she notes. “At the time of the injury, she was actively controlling traffic,” Skinner-Reynolds said. A spokesperson with Stone Pacific Contracting Ltd. referred calls to WorkSafeBC. Cpl. Jon Stuart of the North Cowichan/Duncan RCMP said WorkSafeBC is investigating the incident.


NOTICE is hereby given that a Public Hearing will be held as follows to consider the above noted Amendment Bylaws: DATE: PLACE: TIME:

Monday, October 28, 2013 Shawnigan Lake Community Centre 2804 Shawnigan Lake Road, Shawnigan Lake 7:00 p.m.

The following Amendment Bylaws apply to portions of Strata Lot 2, District Lot 2, Malahat District, Strata Plan EPS618 Together with an Interest in the Common Property in Proportion to the Unit Entitlement of the Strata Lot as Shown on Form V PID: 028-748-701 as shown shaded in grey on the map below. Official Community Plan Amendment Bylaw No. 3733 proposes to amend South Cowichan Official Community Plan Bylaw No. 3510 in order to: · Re-designate portions of the subject property from Rural Resource to Commercial, and from Rural Resource to Parks and Institutional. · Add new policies to the Official Community Plan that would permit a Rural Farm Market in the Commercial designation. Zoning Amendment Bylaw No. 3756 proposes to amend Electoral Area B – Shawnigan Lake Zoning Bylaw No. 985 by: · Creating a new zone – Rural Farm Market Commercial – C-6 Zone to permit agriculture, farm market, mini-golf, retail sales, food service, artist studio, agritourism, and food processing; · By reducing the minimum parcel size of the P-2 Zone from 20 ha to 1 ha; · Rezoning portions of the subject property from F-1 (Primary Forestry) to P-2 (Parks and Recreation) and from F-1 (Primary Forestry) to C-6 (Rural Farm Market Commercial Zone).


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NOTICE TO ELECTORS OF THE THETIS ISLAND RESIDENTS AND RATEPAYERS ASSOCIATION ANNUAL FINANCIAL CONTRIBUTION SERVICE AREA (THETIS ISLAND ONLY) WITHIN A PORTION OF ELECTORAL AREA G – SALTAIR/GULF ISLANDS AVAILABILITY OF THE LIST OF REGISTERED ELECTORS Beginning Monday, October 28, 2013 until the close of other voting for adoption of CVRD Bylaw No. “CVRD Bylaw No. 3713 – Thetis Island Residents and Ratepayers Association Annual Financial Contribution Service Amendment Bylaw, 2013”, on December 7, 2013, a copy of the list of registered electors will, upon signature, be available for public inspection at the CVRD Office located at 175 Ingram Street, Duncan, BC, during regular office hours, 8:00 am to 4:30 pm, Monday to Friday, excluding statutory holidays. An elector may request that their address or other information about them be omitted from or obscured on the list of electors.

The purpose of Amendment Bylaw Nos. 3733 and 3756 is to permit portions of the subject property to be rezoned to P-2 for the site of a new fire hall, and to rezone a portion to C-6, which will be developed as a commercial farm market. The remainder of the property will remain zoned F-1 (Primary Forestry). At the public hearing, all persons who deem their interests affected by the proposed amendments will be afforded an opportunity to be heard or to present written submissions on matters contained therein, before representatives of the Regional Board. Prior to the public hearing, written comments on the bylaws may be faxed to 250-746-2621, e-mailed to, or mailed and/or deposited at the Regional District offices up to 4:30 p.m. on the day of the hearing. For further information, please call Rachelle Rondeau, Planner I, Development Services Division, Planning & Development Department at 250746-2620. The public hearing on October 28, 2013, is to be held by Director B. Fraser, Director M. Walker, and Director L. Iannidinardo as delegates of the Board. A copy of the proposed Bylaws, the resolution delegating the holding of the public hearing, and other documents that may be considered by the Board in determining whether to adopt the Bylaws are available for public inspection at the Regional District Planning & Development Department office, 175 Ingram Street, Duncan, BC, from Friday, October 18, 2013 to Monday, October 28, 2013, between the hours of 8:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., Monday through Friday. A copy of the bylaws and supporting material may also be viewed on the CVRD website at the following address:

ELECTOR QUALIFICATIONS RESIDENT ELECTORS: · age 18 or older; and · a Canadian citizen; and · a resident of British Columbia for at least 6 months immediately before the day of registration; and · a resident of the Thetis Island Residents and Ratepayers Association Annual Financial Contribution Service Area for at least 30 days immediately before the day of registration; and · not disqualified by any enactment from voting in an election or otherwise disqualified by law. NON-RESIDENT PROPERTY ELECTORS: · age 18 or older; and · a Canadian citizen; and · a resident of British Columbia for at least 6 months immediately before the day of registration; and · a registered owner of real property within the Thetis Island Residents and Ratepayers Association Annual Financial Contribution Service Area for at least 30 days immediately before the day of registration; and · not entitled to register as a resident elector; and · not disqualified by any enactment from voting in an election or otherwise disqualified by law; and · if there is more than one registered owner of the property, only one of those individuals may, with the written consent of the majority of the owners, register as a non-resident property elector. OBJECTION TO REGISTRATION OF AN ELECTOR An objection to the registration of a person whose name appears on the list of registered electors may be made in accordance with the Local Government Act until 4:00 pm on October 31, 2013. An objection must be in writing and may only be made by a person entitled to be registered as an elector within the Thetis Island Residents and Ratepayers Association Annual Financial Contribution Service Area; and can only be made on the basis that the person whose name appears has died or is not qualified to be registered as an elector of the Thetis Island Residents and Ratepayers Association Annual Financial Contribution Service Area. To inspect the list of registered electors and/or to register objections to the registration of an elector contact the following persons at the Regional District office by telephone at 250-746-2503 or 1-800-665-3955, e-mail: Kathleen Harrison, Chief Election Officer at; or Shannon Carlow, Deputy Chief Election Officer at

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his year, organizers of Success By 6’s signature parent conference have tackled any barriers for folks who might not have been able to attend the popular workshopbased family gathering. First and foremost, this year’s Oct. 26 conference is free of charge, whereas in previous years there’s been a cost for participants. Secondly, Aboriginal Success By 6 co-ordina-

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tor Ada Mawson’s made it her mission transportation isn’t an issue, with busing options available. That, and organizers made sure the one-day event’s promotional material was easily accessible for folks who aren’t computer-literate. “Quite often transportation is a huge factor for our families and also not every family has access to internet,” explained Success By 6 co-ordinator Laura Court. “We decided to look at what the barriers families are facing and how we could help.”

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This year’s Success By 6 parent conference is free. Those interested in Topics are geared tothe event organizers are ward children aged birth calling “It’s to six years old. talk... Babes in arms are to listen...” can register welcome in the workfor four workshops, two shops but child care is in the morning and two also available, but spaces in afternoon, before the are limited and can be Oct. 21 deadline. secured by emailing Workshops will take cowichansuccessby6@ place at the Island or calling 250ings Centre starting at 10 701-3647. a.m. after registration, More information can coffee, displays, an open- be sought by contacting ing welcome as well as both that email or phone key note address. number as well. A free lunch and “This year, what we’re entertainment will also trying to say is it’s time be served between 12:15 we all come together. It’s and 1:15 p.m. Afternoon time as a community we workshops commence at can move forward,” said 1:30 p.m. Court.

• Promoting Resilience in Young Children (David Sheftel) • Healing From The Past to the Present and Into The Future (Bernadine Mawson) • Helping Young Children Cope with Worries (Dr. Kate Herbert) • Talk So Kids Will Listen (Marc Lalonde) • Surviving Family Meals (Cindy Hlus, Julie Kostyk, Christy Thomson) • Get The Word Out - How Parents Can Use Language To Build A Child’s Brain and Impact Their Future (Robin McDaniel) • Most Amazing Toy (Marc Lalonde) and Dyslexia Awareness For Children Under Six Years (Karey and Howard deGraaf).

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arb Miller thought time and tax dollars were being wasted after recently seeing kitchen organics and garbage being tossed into the same truck. They wondered, ‘Where’s the new split-packer truck that’s supposed to separate kitchen wastes for compost recycling, and real garbage as part of council’s efforts to save taxpayers money on garbage handling?’ “The driver said the (split-packer) truck’s always breaking down,” the Properties resident told the News Leader Pictorial. “He was quite upset about it.” So was Miller, her husband and their neighbours, “conscientiously” saving kitchen scraps as part of the municipality’s Kitchen Pitch-In curbside program — a program

that sports some $300,000 worth of green totes and kitchen-composting containers. “We’re not getting our money’s worth,” Miller said after seeing the waste mixing Aug. 20. Mayor Jon Lefebure was on her side. He reported the municipality’s three single-axle International splitpackers — worth some $260,000 each — have been loaded with emissions-control issues, and engine problems, since being bought under warranties in 2012. So council’s keeping the best of the three Internationals, and getting full credit for the other two from the firm that sold taxpayers the problem rigs, Lefebure explained. That credit will buy council three new tandem Freightliner splitpackers from that company by next year. “We’re getting rid of them

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Kitchen Pitch-In agent Sarah Richardson (left) and Crofton resident Shelley Bailey with dummy items that go into North Cowichan’s organics green bin. North Cowichan is happy with the results of the program despite problems with the collection trucks. because of the mechanical difficulties,” he said of Internationals bought as part of council’s regular truck-replacement. “The issues were common to all three trucks.” While repairs happened in Nanaimo, the respective truck out of service was swapped with an old garbage truck kept as a backup — the one the Millers saw on their street, Lefebure indicated. “They weren’t out all at one time, but we were juggling.” The truck circus should end

with the new rigs. Staff had faith the Internationals weren’t lemons before buying them, he signalled. “You have to make your decision providing specs to the manufacturer, and what you know — you put out the RFP (request for proposal) and weigh one (bid) against the other. “We go with known manufacturers for new trucks. I suspect not even the manufacturer knew there’d be problems” he said, confident staff engineers compare

truck notes with other regions. “These three (current rigs) met the conditions of our RFP; only through use did we see they had problems.” Kitchen Pitch-In started May 1, serving about 9,200 homes. Council figures it saves taxpayers about $30,000 in annual tipping charges, as part of the region’s $3-million trash shipping fee, by pulling bones, oily pizza boxes, animal skins, fruit and vegetable peelings, and more from the waste stream.


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Road. “Our family has been blessed with the kindness of strangers all eager to help bring our beloved Bertie home. Sadly we have not been able to locate him and the reward did not bring in the information we hoped for,” she writes. “The one positive aspect of this sad story has been the support from the members of this community and it has restored our faith despite our grief.” • Brentwood College’s Ian McPherson tells us the school has created a new Grade 8 prep program aimed exclusively at Grade 8 day students, starting in the fall of next year. • Kelly Abbott tell us Thrifty Foods in Mill Bay donated hot dogs, pop, a barbecue and cover for a recent fundraiser aimed at sending Kathy White dancers Madison Robinson and Jade Macnab to the BATD junior Highland Scholarships on Oct. 4 in Niagara Falls, Ont. • We wanted to pass along a plug for the organizing committee of the Sip and Savor fundraiser for autism in Mill Bay last month (otherwise known as Wet Canucks on a Barge).

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Congrats to Janet Docherty, Steve Housser, Sonja Nagle, Mandy Parker, Gibson Pierce, Andrew Purdey, Duane Shaw, Gordon and Leslie Smith for doing such a great job and for pledging to try and top it next year. • Thanks to Hayley Picard for the tip about the faculty and staff of Queen Margaret’s School holding a Food Bank Drive Challenge for non-perishable food items for the food bank. Spearheaded by Tracy Arden, the effort resulted in 1,139 pounds of food being donated, with the administration department taking first place. QMS hopes to challenge other schools to take up this fun challenge next Thanksgiving. • The Johannson Block in downtown Chemainus — which includes Rexall to Dollars & Sense, but not Small Tall Treats and the empty store beside it — plus the liquor store building and Chemainus Foods’ building have been purchased by Anthem Properties of Vancouver. Welcome to the new property manager Kim Harrap, who works from their Victoria office. Exciting things happening for you, your friends or your family that you want to share with your community? Send me a quick email at We’d love to spread the word.

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Name: Bria Chipman Occupation: marketing and events co-ordinator, Cowichan Valley Capitals Age: 21 Hometown: Duncan If you get a chance go see: Prisoners — everyone tells me it’s really good Right now I am reading: textbooks I’m listening to: Wrecking Ball by Miley Cyrus, anything by Lana del Rey At least once everyone should: watch a Cowichan Valley Capitals game Most people don’t know I: have had four sports-related concussions Proudest or happiest moment: everything I do with my job Biggest fear: falling If I was appointed queen of the valley I would: sponsor the Cowichan Valley Capitals Before I die: I want to fall in love Words I live by: “We should all start to live before we get too old. Fear is stupid, so are regrets.” (Marilyn Munroe)

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Wednesday, October 23, 2013 Ian Butcher’s Count Dracula was stellar, but overall the Chemainus Theatre Festival adaptation of the horror classic needs sharper fangs.

Dracula lacks bite Review: Chemainus Theatre’s vampire light on the chill factor

Andrew Leong

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’ve always been a fan of spooky stories and sitting on the edge-of-your-seat plots. But unfortunately, Chemainus Theatre’s version of Bram Stoker’s Dracula didn’t get one scream, gasp, or jump out of my seat from me. Although the theatre’s latest Edwardian, Sherlock Holmesstyle world of the Count created by director Bernard Cuffling had several cool factors, it was slack in its scariness. The excitement, anger and fear from character’s Dr. Seward (Erin Ormond), Seward’s daughter and Dracula victim Lucy Seward (Masae Day) and Lucy’s husband Jonathan Harker (Daryl King) fell a tad flat. And the signature Psycho-esque shower scene shriek used in Cuffling’s bat scenes was overkill. A less recognizable sound effect would have been much more spookier. Maid Miss Wells’ (Michelle Lieffertz) zombie-like moments

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under master Dracula’s spell got a few laughs, although that may not have been intentional. Furthermore, I expect a lot more emotion, blood, even some signature Stoker erotica from Lucy during Dracula’s visits, although I understand the show was geared for younger folks as well — and for good reason as several were in the audience Saturday evening. Standout players included the Count himself (Ian Butcher), Ted Cole as Dutch doctor Abraham Van Helsing and Ian Harmon as nutjob Renfield. Dracula’s appearance, rising from the floor beside Lucy’s bed,

was pretty nifty as well as his pasty face appearing in a painting. The closing stage set shift, where Renfield, Dracula, Van Helsing, Dr. Seward and Harker, travelled into the crypt, was amazing, and probably the coolest part of the production. That, and the final-scene slaying of the man in black. Kudos for pulling off the cool conclusion should also go out to set, lighting and sound designers Pam Johnson, Marsha Sibthorpe and Paul Tedeschini. Dracula runs until Nov. 9. Call the theatre box office at 250-2469800 for showtimes.



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Shakespeare on big screen

Cowichan Culture Speaks Easy Celebration Launch: A dynamic web-mapping platform will be introduced as Cowichan area residents come together to share the cultural treasures in their communities, with stories and photographs. The launch happens at 7 p.m. tonight at the Cowichan Theatre Lobby, 2687 James St. Learn more at, or call 250-746-1633.

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Move to Cowichan re-ignites Burns’ love affair with jazz Old soul: Chemainus vocalist Zandra Burns loves timeless music

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andra Burns of Chemainus thinks of herself as an old soul. She jokes that she would wear 1950s dresses most days of the week if it were practical. But it’s her choice of music that perhaps most exemplifies her love for days gone by. Burns is a jazz singer who loves the melodies and lyrics of songs sung decades ago by legends like Ella Fitzgerald and Mel Torme. She received classical voice training as a young girl in Winnipeg, but then she heard Ella Fitzgerald sing. Jazz is where her heart lies. “Every time I do a set of standards from the Great American Songbook, I hear two things ‘I really love your music,’ and ‘do you have a CD?’” she said. “It never really occurred to me, but it’s not my music. It’s a plethora of music history. Cole Porter and George and Ira Gershwin “My biggest thought of such pleasure is seeing a clever ways to get a point across or woman who could tell a story. be my grandmother “My biggest pleasure is seeing mouth along the a woman who words.” could be my grandmother mouth along the words. Maybe it’s not for the masses and not for Top 40 radio, but I think I need to stay with what’s authentic to me.” Burns moved to the Cowichan Valley from Winnipeg five years ago. After working as a nanny on Thetis Island, she moved


to Chemainus, and she has lived here for more than a year. Burns started singing when she was very young. “My parents were not musical,” she said with a laugh. “I liked watching The Sound of Music, or the Pavarotti Christmas specials that would come on TV. I begged and begged for lessons. I really wanted to be in musical theatre. My stepmom did a lot of research, and chose classical. I am very grateful for that base of training.” She was a gigging musician in her twenties while she lived in Winnipeg, playing in a Top 40 band and just starting to do jazz gigs. But she stopped singing for a decade and began again after moving to B.C. “When I stopped singing, I needed to stop,” she said. “When I came out here, it wasn’t the plan. I guess I got the bug, and the passion is back, immensely. I discovered being quiet for 10 years changes your voice. I have a different instrument.” Burns is learning how to develop and build her skill set after going back to school. She started the jazz program at Vancouver Island University (VIU) in September as a mature student. “It was kind of a whirlwind decision, but it felt right,” she said. “It’s still very overwhelming, but the teachers and the history of that program are stellar. It’s about being a well-rounded musician, knowing what your strengths are and developing your weaknesses.” Burns has a lot of opportunities coming up this fall in the Cowichan Valley. She will perform with other VIU jazz students Sunday afternoons at the Horseshoe Bay Inn Pub in Chemainus from 2 to 4 p.m. Oct. 27 and Nov. 10 and 24. As well, she will sing Thursday, Oct. 24 at the Old Firehouse Wine Bar in Duncan at 8 p.m. Burns will perform at the Once Upon a Night gala fundraiser Saturday, Nov. 16 at the Chemainus Theatre Festival’s Playbill Dining Room at 7 p.m.

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Jazz singer Zandra Burns of Chemainus, pictured in one of her favourite spots — Stocking Creek Park — with her dog Burky, has many performances coming up in the Cowichan Valley. For the first time in her life, she will sing with an orchestra Dec. 7 during the Christmas Singalong conducted by Robert Mari at the Duncan Christian Reformed Church on Trunk Road at 7:30 p.m. Burns says it can be hard to put herself out there, especially when this isn’t her hometown, but she is happy doing exactly

what she is doing. “I know I’m doing the right thing,” she said. “The goals I’m going after, working on a specific song or technical dexterity, they are improving, so I keep going. “Anita O’Day sang until she was in her nineties in a club, and that’s exactly what I intend to do.”

Cowichan Counselling Stephen Chadwick, MA has recently opened a counselling practice in Duncan. General counselling services are available, but the focus of his practice will be mature adults and seniors as well as their caregivers and families. Vince Avery

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South Cowichan Physiotherapy now has the addition of Gunn IMS (IntraMuScular StIMulatIon) to our physiotherapists list of services and skill expertise being offered to our clientele. Vince Avery and Brigitte Bauer have recently become certified with Dr. C. Gunn at the University of British Columbia.

Call or visit the office and set up an appointment today: South Cowichan Physiotherapy 59-1400 Cowichan Bay Rd. (250) 743-3833.

Stephen is also available for workshops and presentations regarding seniors’ issues. His office is conveniently located in Beverly Corners. For more information, please call: Stephen Chadwick, MA, Counselling Psych. #204 – 2763 Beverly Street (Beverly Corners) Duncan 250-709-9494

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Wednesday Homelessness and Veterans: evening presentation on Veterans and Homelessness, hosted by Social Planning Cowichan & speakers from Cockrell House, 7 p.m. to 9 p.m., Duncan United Church, 246 Ingram Street, Duncan. Free event.

Thursday Cowichan Ultimate Frisbee: A fast-paced and fun co-ed sport for adults. Drop in and try it out at the Cowichan Sportsplex on the Mckinnon ball field at 7 p.m. For info email Intelligent Aging Conference: Meet the challenges of aging by accessing the specialists who provide services to seniors. A free conference, presented by The Intelligent Aging Advisory Panel, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m., Travelodge Duncan. Onsite registration will be available, please RSVP 250-597-4228. The Dorothy Story: lecture about Dorothy, Canada’s oldest functioning sailboat, 7 p.m. to 9 p.m., Cowichan Bay Maritime Centre, 1761 Cowichan Bay Road. Admission by donation.

Friday Halloween Train: Ride the Green Hornet through ghostly scenes and past scary Halloween characters at the museum. Trick or treating and Halloween crafts for the kids and for the brave—a haunted house. After 4:30 p.m., costumed spooks. The spookiness happens 2:30 to 9 p.m. until Oct. 27, B.C. Forest Discovery Centre. More info at 250-715-1113 or

International Guitar Night

Play Lot: workshops and speakers focusing on Success by Six, 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., Island Savings Centre, 2687 James Street, Duncan. No cost, preregistration required. Call Laura Court at 250-7013647 to register.

Live at the Met—Shostakovich The Nose: based on Gogol’s comic story of a bureaucrat in search of his missing nose. Live at the Met from the Metropolitan Opera, broadcast live in HD from New York city, 9:55 a.m., Cowichan Theatre. Tickets at the Cowichan Ticket Centre: 250-748-7529 or www. Tapestry Gala 2013: Hosted in partnership with Volunteer Cowichan (VC) and Victoria Immigrant and Refugee Centre Society (VIRCS) to welcome 250 of Vancouver Island’s most prominent and generous business, community and philanthropic leaders, 5:30 to 9:30 p.m., Quw’utsun’ Cultural and Conference Centre, Duncan. Tickets: $75 | Couple: $140 | Table of eight: $544. Contact Pema Wangchen, 250-7483112 or Birding on the Boardwalk: Meet at the entrance to the Somenos Marsh boardwalk, on the Trans-Canada Highway at 10 a.m. Join longtime birder and Somenos Marsh enthusiast Derrick Marven on a nature tour along the boardwalk focusing on local and migratory bird species.

Saturday Nov 2, 2013 / 7:30pm Featuring four premier fingerstyle guitarists from around the globe: Brian Gore (USA), Mike Dawes (UK), Pino Forastiere (Italy), and Quique Sinesi (Argentina).

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Dora the Explorer and her friend Diego entertained children of all ages at Cowichan Theatre on Oct. 16.

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• Island Document Storage & Shredding on location until 5pm accepting shredding by donation. Bring defunct paper files and recycling for secure disposal. Proceeds from donations to benefit the Clements Centre Society in Duncan. • Over 40 local businesses will show and sell their products & services. • Visit the Presentation area where 35 businesses will share their expertise in everything from IT Solutions to Graphic Design to Business Banking to Health & Wellness to Bookkeeping to Personal and Business Coaching and more! • At 4:30, Community Futures Cowichan, will present “Is there a great business you would love to own or start?”, followed by

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Call for Community Stakeholder Participants The Cowichan Valley Regional District (CVRD) and BC Transit are looking for volunteers to participate in the second round of Community Stakeholder meetings for this study. Study Objectives: • Review the existing transit network in the South Cowichan and Cowichan Lake areas • Identify opportunities to improve transit service and cost-efficiency through the use of Paratransit services such as flexible routes or demandresponsive services (dial-a-ride)

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Participants will: • Help to assess a range of Paratransit and alternative transit service concepts that have been developed by a consultant

David Gogo: Nanaimo bluesman, 8 p.m., Duncan Garage Showroom, 201-330 Duncan Street, Duncan. Tickets $20 advance, $22 at the door. Call 250-748-7246

When: October 28, 6pm in Cowichan Lake and October 29, 6pm in South Cowichan Sign up by email: or call 250-995-5823

Owl’loween!!! A super scary and fun week of learning about owls, vultures, and the reputations they have held. Fun events, info sessions and special flying demos. Hawk walks and owl prowls are $5 off. Runs until Oct. 31 at The Raptors, 1877 Herd Rd. For info: 250-746-0372 or www.


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RYZAK, Daryl Alwyn (November 5, 1954 May 11, 2013) It is with great sadness that we announce the passing of Daryl Ryzak. Daryl was born in Chemainus on November 5, 1954. He was predeceased by his mother Freda. He will be lovingly remembered by all his family: his father George, his daughter Tanya (2 grandchildren - Elijah and Isaiah), his sisters Georgia (Nikos), Tanya and Tammy (Ron), his brothers Randy and Ian, his stepsister Susan, his stepbrother Chris and his stepmother Peggy, his aunts Ethel and Anne and several nieces and nephews. Daryl grew up in the Cowichan Valley a place very dear to his heart. Daryl loved the woods and the rivers and streams and fishing and hiking were his great joys. For some time Daryl lived close to 2 nieces and 2 nephews and he so much enjoyed time spent with them (Carmen and Bethany, Elijah and Jordan). Daryl also derived great satisfaction from his excellent art work. Daryl’s deep love for God gave him peace and comfort. A Celebration of Daryl’s life will be held on October 26th at the H.W. Wallace Cremation & Burial Centre, 5285 Polkey Rd, Duncan, BC at 1pm.

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HIIYE’YU LELUM (House of Friendship) Society is seeking quotes/bids for complete janitorial services for their office located in the Sun Valley Mall. The office/group rooms to be cleaned and maintained are approx. 12,500 square feet, and consists of three distinct secured areas. Deadline for submissions is October 25, 2013. For more information or to view premises, please come to #106-5462 Trans Canada Hwy. The lowest quote/bid may not necessarily be accepted. Tentative start date of contract will be December 1, 2013. Contact information: 250-748-2242 or email Faxes can be sent to 250-7482238.


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NOTICE TO CREDITORS AND OTHERS Re: the estate of SHIRLEY ANNE JAMES, also known as SHIRLEY A. JAMES, also known as SHIRLEY JAMES, also known as SHIRLEY ANNE WEST, also known as SHIRLEY A. WEST, also known as SHIRLEY WEST, deceased, formerly of 463497 Gibbins Road, Duncan, British Columbia, V9L 6C9. Creditors and others having claims against the estate of Shirley Anne James, also known as Shirley A. James, also known as Shirley James, also known as Shirley Anne West, also known as Shirley A. West, also known as Shirley West, deceased, are hereby notified under section 38 of the Trustee Act that particulars of their claims should be sent to the executor at c/o Jeffrey R. Arndt, Law Corporation, Suite 201-281 Canada Avenue, Duncan, British Columbia, V9L 1T6, on or before November 15, 2013, after which date the executor will distribute the estate among the parties entitled to it, having regard to the claims of which the executor then has notice.




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YOUTHFUL WIDOWER of good appearance, fit and happily retired seeks an active unattached woman between the ages of 40 - 65 who is a nonsmoker, fit, enjoys life, but misses the companionship of a man and would like someone special to share her interests with. If you enjoy live plays, music, dancing, walks, the occasional dinner out with a glass of good wine and life in general and are interested in meeting with me... then please respond to File A960, c/o the News Leader Pictorial, #2-5380 TCH, Duncan, BC V9L 6W4 or email quoting the File A960 in subject line to:

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Position Summary: Performs a wide range of duties within the plant including but not limited to: welding and fabricating while maintaining good housekeeping and with regard to safety regulations on the shop oor. Pre-Employment Drug Screen may be required. Job Requirements: QualiďŹ cations (Education/Experience) and Required Skills: • Welder Level “Câ€? or 1st year fabrication minimum • Forklift and Crane Operators experience • Capable of passing required physical examination • Able to speak, read, and comprehend English • Knowledge of how to read and interpret shop/engineering drawings • Strong interpersonal and organizational skills • Needs to have strong leadership abilities and be comfortable in group work environment. • Knowledge of basic tools and have good working mechanical aptitude • CWB ticket an asset • Understand and apply basic mathematical skills (adding, subtracting, division, & multiplication) • Good attendance and positive attitude is a must Drop off a resume in person, 3721 Drinkwater Rd., Duncan, BC or fax resume to 250-746-8011.



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Wednesday, October 23, 2013 MERCHANDISE FOR SALE









AUTOMATED TANK Manufacturing Inc. located in Kitscoty, Alberta, is looking for experienced welders. Competitive wages, profit sharing bonus plus manufacturing bonus incentive. Full insurance package 100% paid by company. Good working environment. Keep your feet on the ground in a safe welding environment through in hole manufacturing process. No scaffolding or elevated work platform. Call Cindy for an appointment or send resume to: cindy@ 780-846-2231 (Office), 780-846-2241 (Fax).

A1 MOVING Sale! Barbie Doll collection. Antique oak side board & parlor tables. Ikea dining rm set, 3 piece wall unit, upright freezer and other misc furniture and household items. Call (250)760-0004.

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

JOURNEYMAN AUTOMOTIVE Service Technician(s) in Hanna Alberta. Hanna Chrysler Ltd. offers competitive wages from $30/hour, negotiable depending on experience. Bright, modern shop. Full-time permanent with benefits. Friendly town just 2 hours from major urban centres. More info at: Fax 403-854-2845; Email: chrysler@telusplanet. net.

ELECTRIC BED, twin-size, older style, in excellent shape. $150 obo. 250-748-9804

JOURNEYMAN HEAVY DUTY MECHANIC is required for coastal logging operations near Woss, BC. Year round employment with full benefits. Further details can be found at Please fax resume to 250-287-9259.

WORK WANTED HUSBAND FOR HIRE. Nothing but the best. Carpenter, plumber, painter, electrician, pressure washing. Just ask my wife! Call 250-746-4493 or 250-709-1111 SENIOR’S CARE - 25 years of experience in the health care field. No lifting please. Rate $15/hour. Pauline 250-7480284. Varied times & days.

STEEL BUILDING - The great super sale! 20x20 $4,070. 25x26 $4,879. 30x32 $6,695. 32x40 $8,374. 35x38 $9,540. 40x50 $12,900. One end wall included. Pioneer Steel 1-800668-5422. or visit us online at:

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

REAL ESTATE Grape press, wood w/ metal stand, 21”w27”h. Grinder, fits wheelbarrow. 4’x2’ plastic container. 5gal clear glass bottles. $500 for all. 250-709-9979

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Permanent Carriers Required On The Following Routes: CHEMAINUS

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


153951 – Thomson Terr (43 papers) 153952 – Belcarra, Haida (51 papers)

20% OFF all tools, Laptops, Flutes, and Guitars!! PLUS Much Much More all at low low bargain prices. Ladders, pressure washers, generators, professional and home audio equipment, video games and systems, power and hand tools, single sockets and wrenches, pellet smoker, Pearl kick drum, too much to list!!!! Many more deals in store! 430 Whistler. 250-746-9810.

FOUR BURIAL Plots at Cedar Valley Memorial Gardens. $600. each or all 4 for $2000. Call (250)752-3711.

FOOD PRODUCTS GRASS FED Beef sides $3.75/lb rail weight mince & stew $5.50/lb steaks & roasts $5-$18/lb 250-715-1291

Seasoned Fir cut to order Split or Rounds 250-746-0995 SEASONED firewood, 1 cord split & delivered. $200/cord. 250-701-1964.

FURNITURE QUEEN ANN leg 4 seater sea foam green French Provincial sofa tufted back, w/matching chair, like new, $600. Tea wagon fruit wood, w/2 drop leafs & drawer, $99. Computer swivel chair, $45. Large filagree mirror, $100. Wrought iron sofa table, (tiled top), $40. RV cover, 34’ to 37’ Class A or C, new, $300. (250)758-6975. QUEEN MATTRESS SET Brand new. Must sell! Only $200.(250)713-9680


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INDUSTRIAL BUILT log splitter. 30 ton, pull & electric start, Honda 13 hp with lift table. For more info call Doc 250-2468111 LARGE COLLECTION of rebuilt bicycles. Large quantity of fishing gear. Antique china cabinet w/glass front & other furniture items! 250-748-8270

FUEL/FIREWOOD 5 CORDS of Mill ends, $295 delivered. Or you pick up, $50 pickup load. Call us at (250)416-0069.

10” RADIAL ARM SAW, #740 Powershop, on cabinet base w/ casters, great working order, $125 obo. 10” ROCKWELL Table Saw, includes 24/24 Align A Rip guide, new enclosed Baldor 1.5 HP motor, 115/220V, all on a cabinet w/casters, $425 obo. Will consider a package deal. 250246-4409.

From $675 Large 1 & 2 bdrms 2nd floor & top floor, new counter & appls Central location near Mall & Aquatic Centre. On bus route. Heat & H/W included. Call 250-748-1304. Hospital Area- 2 bdrm condo Sherman Wood, $700+ utils. 250-704-1251, 250-889-0637.

MAPLE GROVE APTS. 3271 Cowichan Lake Rd 2 Bedroom apartments & 3 Bedroom Townhomes _____________________

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

Call (250) 710-7515 to view BEST DEAL in Lake Cowichan! 1100sq ft Rancher, 2 bdrms possible 3rd, carport, borders creek. Bright, clean, well built w/recent upgrades. $175,000. Call 250-749-6629 or 250-510-6877.

MUST VIEW Mountain View Terrace Estates

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


Resident managers on site


TWO FULL burial plots, plus six cremations at Cedar Valley Memorial Gardens. Price $2400.00 OBO. (250) 7432054

3251 Cowichan Lake Rd.

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A driver’s license, the use of your own vehicle and valid We would like to thank in advance all who apply, however only insurance are required. We thank all applicants for their those chosen for an interview will be contacted. interest but only those selected for an interview will be contacted.

TECHNIQUE ELECTRIC organ, good condition, paid $1100. sell for $300. 36 cup coffee Urn, $15. Call (250)754-7534.


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

CUSTOM BUILT- this house is in its own category! Featuring a covered cedar back deck, stamped concrete surface, accessible from living, kitchen and master bedroom. Granite counter tops, dual wall ovens, 5 burner gas range proudly stand out in an open layout to the living room, formal dining and breakfast nook. 3 bedrooms, main bath, powder room, ensuite & laundry on main floor. Flooring is hardwood & marble. Master bedroom is exotic hardwood and heated marble in the ensuite. Basement boasts 9’ ceilings, walk out, 3 framed bedrooms, two rough plumbed bathrooms & ample space. There is a large concrete room underneath the garage accessible from main area in basement. Above the garage is an attic room just for storage! Homes heating/AC system is geothermal. Basement walls are constructed with ICF (insulated concrete forms) as well as spray foam joist ends, creating an extremely energy efficient home! This home will not disappoint! 1749sqft main flr, 1749sqft bsmt+ 400sq ft concrete rm under garage. Open House: Oct 26 & 27, 2-4pm 956 Gillespie Pl, Mill Bay, BC.

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PARKLAND PLACE 620 Dobson Road 250-748-1978 (Sylvia) 250-748-0596 (Art) FREE heat, hot water and 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. 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 Harold (250)732-1839

OLDER ELECTRONIC receivers, tape decks, turn table, fax machines, speaker, electric fireplace, lamps, entertainment cabinets, professional meat slicer, etc. Call (250)741-1555.

TV - Jewels - Antiques Camera - Furniture

CALL NOW 250-748-3321

DUNCAN: 2 bdrm mobile, 55+ Park, no pets, 5 appliances, some furniture, new light and bath fixtures, steel roof. Price $23,200. Call 250-597-3319

RENTALS APARTMENT/CONDO CENTRAL LOCATION, Bach, 1 & 2 bdrms, balcony, F/S, heat & hot water (1 bldg only), parking, pet considered, $550$850/mo. Call 250-748-7764 LAKE COWICHAN- 2 bdrm upper, reno’d, new appls, F/S, W/D, D/W. N/S indoors, sm pet? No parties. Ref’s. $650+ utils. Oct 1. (250)701-0975. NEAR NEW, 2 bedroom, centrally located, 5 appliances, adult orientated building, NS/NP. $750 250-748-9622

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

APARTMENTS FURNISHED FULLY FURNISHED 1 & 2 bdrm condos. Long term. Middle of Duncan. W/D on site Utils, wi-fi, cable & prkg incld. Starting, $1095/mo. Call (250)746-7082. MILL BAY: Near shopping centre, furnished waterfront bachelor suite, above garage. NS/NP, $700. utils incld’d. Call (250)743-5199.

COMMERCIAL/INDUSTRIAL --------1000 sq’ - 7000 sq’ Store front with excellent exposure, overhead doors, ample parking, available now. --------Please call (250)748-9622 to view 3000 SQFT, 50’ frontage, can divide to suit. 89 South Shore Rd. (across from new Library). Search ph # 250-900-7127 on

COTTAGES COBBLE HILL- 1 bdrm cabin (not fancy), on farm land. Avail immed. Call (250)743-4392.

DUPLEXES/4PLEXES CHEMAINUS: LRG 1 bdrm 1/2 duplex, 6 appls. Refs req’d. $900. 778-227-2704. DUNCAN: 4 bdrm, 2 bath, 5 appl, 1900 sqft, secured garage, mature NS, NP. $1200 no utils. Oct 1. 250-748-9059 DUNCAN: quiet, level entry 1 bdrm, 4 appl’s, gas F/P, 1 car garage/shop. N/S,N/P. $925 incl util. Nov 1. 250-748-9059


MUST VIEW Mountain View Terrace Estates

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


Resident managers on site

CALL NOW 250-748-3321




Fundraiser Garage/Book sale!

COBBLE HILL- 1410 Lovers Lane, Sat, Oct 26, 9-2pm. Giant Estate Tool Sale! No Early Birds! Rain or Shine, sale is indoors.

All proceeds for the Cowichan Food Connection (aka: The Bread Van)! Saturday, Nov. 2, 9-4pm. Located just south of the silver bridge between Buckerfield’s & The Brick. Furniture, books, golf clubs, sporting equipment & more!

Guy’s Garage Sale. NowOct28 9am - 2pm. Tools, shelves, RV stuff. 5843 Duncan St.

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2 BDRM house, $725, F/S, W/D, fenced lrg yard, storage shed, N/P, N/S. (250) 7486614 9:30 am - 4:00 pm, Tues-Fri. Avail. Nov 1.

LAKE COWICHAN. 1 bdrm, 2 bath. Beautiful, private, central. Long-term $700. Shortterm OK. Search ph# 250-9007127 on

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. SHAWNIGAN LAKE: 4 bdrm, near all amenities. New house, 2000 sqft, 5 appl’s. Avail immed. $1650/mo, NP/NS. Call 250-213-3681.


TOWNHOUSES CHEMAINUS: RENOVATED 2 bdrm town home, 4 appls, bright, clean, quiet, close to schools, shopping, buses. $725. Refs. 250-416-1457. LK COW: 3 bdrm townhouse (#12-215 Madill), 1.5 bath, 5 appls, single carport, newly painted. $750+util. N/S, sm pet ok. Nov 1. 250-477-4524.



Affordable Duncan OfďŹ ce Space


Affordable business offices in Duncan centre available to rent on a monthly basis. Exterior window offices available. Separate phone lines, some business services can be negotiated for support. $350 per month plus any negotiated services. For details call Cliff 250-748-5000 DUNCAN: RETAIL/OFFICE space for lease, highway exposure, A/C, ample parking. 250-746-5657 or 748-8671

1989 27 ft Terry 5th wheel. Needs some TLC! $3500. (250)748-4873

COBBLE HILL: Small service RV pad on farm land. Call (250)743-4392.




For Scrap Vehicles

NORTH NANAIMO: Attention Students/Working Professionals: fully furnished room, nice, quiet area. Own bathroom, cable, FREE WiFi, shared kitchen and laundry. N/S, N/P, no partiers. $550/mo. Avail. immediately. 250-756-9746









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


ROMAX MASONRY. Exp’d & Professional. Chimneys, Brick Veneer, Retaining Rock Walls, Cultured Stone, Interlocking Paving. Excavating. Fully insured. Estimates. 250-588-9471

2008 FOREST RIVER MicroLite Trailer (18’): tandem axle, full bath, 3-burner stove, hood exhaust, oven, microwave, full fridge w/freezer, dinette, dble bed, AC, loads of storage. SUV can pull. $12,500 obo. 1 (250)758-9939

5TH WHEEL: 2001 22’ Komfort, 1 owner, 1 slide, sleeps 6, full bath w/tub & shower, full size fridge w/freezer, $9700 obo. 250-748-8202


Service Directory


Tight Line Towing (250)709-5692

HOLISTIC HEALTH MASSAGE $30-1/2hr, $50-1hr, $65-1 1/2hr. Call, text or tell a friend. 250-510-1963


DROWNING IN debt? Cut debts more than 60% & debt free in half the time! Avoid bankruptcy! Free Consultation. or Toll Free 1-877-556-3500 BBB Rated A+ 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 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.

2001 MERCURY Grand Marquis. Silver, new Michelin tires, 147,000 km, tinted windows, leather, loaded, dual exhaust. Drive in luxury, exc. condition, $5500. OBO (250) 727-1122 2004 PONTIAC Sunfire, 94,000 km. Good condition except chip on windshield. $4000 obo. (250) 746-4264

DUNCAN: 1 bdrm, NP, NS, near hospital, incl hydro, WD hookup, Nov 1. $725. After 3:30 pm call 250-732-8100 or 250-709-7271

2005 Ford Mustang Retro GT, 5 speed, mineral gray, great shape, low miles. $14,000. (250)858-8300

DUNCAN- large, clean, quiet, grd lvl walk-in, 1 bdrm, 10 mins to dwntwn, F/S, W/D. $750. Call 250-701-0865.

Car - Truck - RV - Boat

LAKE COWICHAN bachelor, 600sq ft, hydro, heat, cable incld, priv entrance, level entry. Avail Oct 1. $560. Call (250)923-6170. MAPLE BAY- 1 bdrm bsmt suite waterfront house. $650 inclds utils & W/D. NP/NS. 1604-936-0277, 604-787-6470. SHAWNIGAN- LRG updated 2 bdrm above grnd, 1150sqft, prkng, W/D, NS/NP. $900 utils incld. Avail now. 250-715-6951 UNIVERSITY AREA: Nanaimo 2bdrm ground level, private entry suite, 6 appli’s, garage. $900/mo. N/S, N/P. Bob 250-618-4775

SUITES, UPPER DUNCAN 3 bdrm 1.5 bath, upstairs, Avail now. FS, WD hookups elec. heat. No Pets. $1025/mo. 1 month free after 12 months. 250-748-1253

1995 SUZUKI VAN 4x4, new tires, body in good shape, has leaking head gasket, $850. 250-746-6054

1996 DODGE 2500, re-built transmission, new water & fuel pump, good tires, well maintained. Asking $4200 (250) 748-3473

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




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(Private Party only) STEP 1 Bring in your 1� photo (optional) + 5 lines of text (.99 cents per extra line) STEP 2 Choose TWO Black Press Community Newspapers STEP 3 Wait for your phone to ring! *********************** Added bonus....your ad will also be listed on for FREE!!!!! *********************** Come in and see us at The News Leader Pictorial office, #2-5380 Trans Canada Hwy, next to Buckerfields or call toll-free to 1-855-310-3535

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


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

Handiman Service, 40 years experience, home & yard, ref. available. Ken (250)746-8280

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


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(250) 701-8319

HAULING AND SALVAGE GCD Junk Hauling & Free Scrap Metal Removal Over 400lbs. Call for a quote, rain or shine. 250-710-GONE (4663)

SPORTS & IMPORTS 2001 Toyota Corolla. Good condition, 200,500km. A/C AM/FM $3000 250-748-9837

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* Stone Retaining Walls * Landscape Design

WESTHILL GARDEN Service. Fall Clean-up, Pruning, and Hedges. 250-709-4742

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

MARINE BOATS CAL-20 Sailboat. Great shape, 5 sails incl. new genoa. Bottom painted Aug.’13. VHF. Keel upgraded. $2700 or $3200 w/ Yamaha motor, obo. 250-709-5089

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


The Cowichan Theatre’s

ESTATE SALE. 2000 Ford F350 - 4x4 Supercab Lariat. 7.3L power stroke Turbo Diesel. Many extras, one owner. 156,808 original kms. Phone 1(250)479-4238, Victoria

No Job Too Small 25 years experience Seniors discount

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



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







1992 DODGE Cummins, diesel truck. 2-wheel drive, extended cab. Exc. condition. $6000 firm. (250) 597-1108


EXECUTIVE 1-BDRM Quamichan lakeview, private deck, for quiet & responsible tenant, Absolutely NS/NP. $795 incl utils. 250-748-1163




DUNCAN: GARAGE 11.5’ x28.5x8’ w/7’ door, $125. On site manager, storage only. Call 250-597-3756

Cozy 2 bdrm level entry suite in a nice home on bus route close to Maple Bay School. Private ent., quiet neighborhood. NS, no partiers. Small pet considered. $850/mo incl. utilities. 250-748-3174

Larry’s Cleaning (250)701-1362

(250) 597-8335 Hauling/Junk Removal Moving/Large or Small Estates Welcome

30 yr’s Experience


COBBLE HILL- newer small 1 bdrm, no steps, W/D. No dogs. N/S. Refs. $550 inclds heat/electric. Available now. Call (250)743-4154.

Free estimates


SHARED: Chemainus/Ladysmith executive home on 2 acres, lrg ocean view room with full ensuite. Must be seen to be appreciated. N/S. $700/m. (250) 709-3872

2 bdrm. suite. Incl. hydro. no pets $800/mo 250-466-4959

Window Washing Gutter Cleaning Pressure Washing Yard Cleaning Junk Haul away

Hauling & Moving

Courtesy of The Cowichan Theatre & The News Leader Pictorial

November 2, 2013

PLUS a private guitar lesson, coffee & treats with one of the performers (winners choice) the next morning at the Duncan Garage Showroom. Enter online at

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

TELEPHONE SERVICES DISCONNECTED PHONE? National Teleconnect Home Phone Service. No One Refused! Low Monthly Rate! Calling Features and Unlimited Long Distance Available. Call National Teleconnect Today! 1-866-443-4408.


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FUNDRAISER Garage/ Book Sale Saturday, Nov. 2 9 to 4 p.m. All proceeds for the Cowichan Food Connection (aka: The Bread Van)!

Located just South of the silver bridge between Buckerfield’s and The Brick. Furniture, books, golf clubs, sporting equipment & more!

Spoor and White have the Wright stuff Don Bodger

News Leader Pictorial


owichan Golf and Country Club ladies’ division members are getting down to the final stages of the season. September competition began with a wet and drizzly day, but players made the best of it. Lynda Morrison, Christa Robson, Rosemary Branting, Carol Willan and Leigh Forrest were the best of the bunch in the Medal, Pin, Spoon event for their handicap brackets. Ellen Norton made a birdie and the K.P. on No. 8. She also had the No. 15 K.P. while others were earned by Morrison and Diane Owens on No. 6 and 13, respectively. Doreen White (No. 3) and Owens (No. 4) both made chip-ins. Sunny weather returned for the ladies Sept. 11 when Melinda Spoor and White were the winners of the Wright Cup with a net 71.5. Runners-up at 72.5 were Ellen Lyon and Peggy Robertson.

Doreen White concentrates on her putting accuracy. Spoor and White had the lone birdie of the competition on No. 13. K.P. winners included: Judy Holmes (No. 6), Carson Merrick (No. 8) and Spoor with two on No. 13 and 15. Robson and Morrison both made chip-ins on No. 11. Robertson did likewise on No. 12 and Doris Kenyon on No. 14. The Sept. 18 Par Cup was won by Morrison. Lyon and Robson were the runners-up. Birdies were made by Mary Braithwaite and Spoor on No. 9, Pat Davis on No. 13 and Lyon on No. 15.

Don Bodger/file

The long list of chip-ins included: Arlene Lepp (No. 1), Branting (No. 11), Davis (No. 13), Lyon (No. 15) and Nancy Munro (No. 17). Ellen Merriam (No. 6), Davis (No. 8), Joyce Willis (No. 13) and Sandy Buchanan (No. 15) took K.P. honours on their respective holes. Team One of Lepp, Davis and Forrest and Team Two of Merriam, Louise Ketilson and Gloria Claxton won the Bingo game Sept. 25. Lepp had the only birdie on No. 2. K.P.s went to Forrest on No. 8 and Merriam on No. 15.

Cowichan Food Connection Fundraiser Eight dollars from every purchase of this beautiful E.J. Hughes 2014 Calendar will be donated to the CFC to keep the bread van rolling. Delivering bread for school lunch programmes, bread & veggies to food banks and bread for valley seniors.

A big ‘thank you ‘ to Michael & Janet from Excellent Frameworks & the E.J. Hughes Gallery for making this years 2014 E.J. Hughes calendar sale possible!

ISLAND STYLE Today’s style for women, men and children. Local designers present their best! Feel Confident! Be Yourself! Look Amazing! To advertise in this monthly feature, call your sales rep at the Newsleader Pictorial today at (250) 746-4471.

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Road-weary Caps fade, but still manage two wins in three games Wednesday, October 23, 2013

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Three games, three nights: Team beats Victoria and Chilliwack before dropping match in Powell River

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he Cowichan Capitals were close but couldn’t quite clinch a threegame winning streak this weekend. Although the Caps won their first two matches against Victoria Grizzlies and Chilliwack Chiefs, they fell to the Powell River Kings in Sunday’s away game. “No excuses, but it was a tough weekend, playing the three games back to back,” said Capitals coach Bob Beatty. Friday’s 3-1 victory at Bear Mountain Arena saw Cowichan’s Brayden Gelsinger slip in a power play goal past Victoria net man Nic Renyard just over five minutes into the first period, assisted from Rylan Bechtel and Adam Moody. “This was a big win for us, against a divisional rival we were battling for position with,” said Beatty. “Jesse Neher, Kyle Horsman and Steen Cooper were a great combo. They played a lot, and had a lot of great ice time together.” Horsman, thanks to Neher, also made the

scoreboard in the first, while Taki Pantziris, assisted by Cooper and Myles Powell, scored in the second. Powell was selected as the game’s first star. Grizzlie Gerry Fitzgerald snuck in a goal past Caps’ goalie Robin Gusse in the third, but the boys were able to hold on to the win. Gusse was also selected as that match’s second star. The Capitals continued with another win Saturday in a 6-5 nail-biting home game against the Chiefs sealed by Cowichan’s Reilly O’Connor with an assist from Gelsinger in the first round of overtime. Powell, Horsman and Jarrett Brown slapped the first three goals on the board to start the first, while Brown secure his second in the second, with assists from Ball and Moody. Horsman swept in his second in the final period before the Chiefs whapped in four to tie it up. “We blew a 5-1 lead and we got on our heels,” said Beatty. “We took our foot off the gas, and we just didn’t have the mentality we needed to lock things up. We were able to get the win regardless.” Defencemen O’Connor’s deal breaker rebound goal came about five minutes into OT. “It was a huge goal for us and pretty exciting for him,” said Beatty. “Riley’s been a real solid defense and he’s got a great work ethic and he

Capitals forward Dane Gibson keeps the puck away from Chiefs forward Zack Diamantoni along the boards in the first period of an Oct. 19 match at Island Savings Centre Arena. Andrew Leong

battles. He’s been a good soldier for us, every day, on and off the ice.” Caps’ Francis Marotte took a turn in net, stopping 48 shots and securing 43 saves. Brown and Horsman were recognized with first and second stars. The Cowichan squad’s third match at the Hap Parker Arena in Powell River saw Colton Kehler, with assists from Powell and Dane Gibson, and Powell, with an assist from

Gibson, start off strong with two goals in their favour. But the boys lost their steam, while the Kings fired off four goals in total to clinch the win. Gusse played in net, with 45 shots and 41 saves. “They’re a tough, solid team and there was no accident,” Beatty said. “But at the same time, we just made more mistakes then they did.”

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Wednesday, October 23, 2013

Win a springboard to big weekend Div. 1 showdown

Ashley Degraaf

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unday’s win against Victoria’s Castaways may have been just the confidence booster the Cowichan LMG Pringle Div 1 soccer squad needed. Cowichan coach Glen Martin reported his squad came out 3-0 against fairly new team to Div 1, the Castaways. And as much as the win was expected, it was about the experience. Their next game is likely to be more of a nail-biter. “This one we can’t afford to loose,” said Martin of the match slotted for Saturday, 6 p.m. at Finlayson Park against Vic West, — currently tied in first with Cowichan. “It will be a really important game.” Nonetheless LMG’s bout with the Castaways was much-needed seasoning. “We started out great,” said Martin, noting Cowichan’s Brad Thorne got the first goal of the game at the 14-minute mark. “It was his third goal of the year for him, which is a great start for him. It was a good start to the match,” said Martin. “We were pretty well dominating the play in the first half.” LMG’s offensive force Steve Scott scored a brilliant header, with an assist from Kevin Brown while Stew Barker made best of a scramble off Tyler Hughes’ corner kick, also scoring with a header. The squad held onto its 3-0 lead, thanks to goalkeeper Joel Wilson polishing off his fifth shutout of the season. “The second half we didn’t play as well. We had some chances to score and we didn’t,” said Martin. “The other team played hard.”

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Josh Jones of Cowichan Secondary tangled with Nick Walker of Brentwood College at the Cowichan Sportsplex on Oct. 10. BCS won 6-1

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DCS girls side put through the crucible in Cedar


Duncan Christian School Chargers senior girls’ volleyball team is receiving valuable experience against opponents of all levels. Lambrick Park, the No. 1 team in B.C. in AA, was among the teams DCS faced at the Cedar tournament. Playing without Grade 9 star Danielle

Groenendijk (left) for that game and others on the final day stretched the limits of the team’s capabilities considerably. Pool play brought a close 23-25, 24-26 loss to Gulf Islands followed by a two-set defeat against Wellington and a three-set 13-25, 25-20, 8-15 setback against John Barbsy the

first day. After losing to Lambrick Park, DCS faced Wellington again and extended it to the limit this time, but fell short 19-25, 25-19, 9-15. The Chargers closed out the tournament by avenging its previous loss against Gulf Islands by taking a thrilling 25-22, 23-25, 17-15 victory.

Power pool formula cements tourney’s reputation Brentwood/Kelsey classic: format shift results in better volleyball

Ashley Degraaf

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Rachel Jerome of Brentwood College attempts to slam the ball past Tayler Redman of Vanier during pool play in the Brentwood/Kelsey Classic Senior Girls Volleyball Invitational on Oct. 18 at Brentwood College. Vanier won 25-17 and 28-26.

rganizers of this year’s Brentwood/ Kelsey Classic Senior Girls Volleyball Invitational were happy with this year’s twist of power pooling the top eight teams for the annual tournament’s schedule. “We had 16 teams participate and we pooled the eight strongest teams,” explained organizer and Brentwood coach Jill Fougner. “It made for better volleyball for them and for the teams that aren’t as experienced.” Fougner said the decision to switch scheduling was based on a few requests and it “went well and people were really happy with the format.” The winner of this year’s tournament, which took place at both Brentwood and Frances Kelsey schools Oct. 18 and 19 was powerhouse Lambrick Park. Timberline was second, while Vanier came third and Ballenas fourth. “This tournament is known to be pretty competitive and a highcalibre tournament,” Fougner said. “It sort of has that reputation. We try to deliver on that every year as best as we can.” Lambrick Park is currently the top ranked team in the AA division and Timberline sits in first in AAA. Fougner’s squad came out in sixth place, outdoing its initial eighth-spot ranking. “I was very happy with our play,” said Fougner. “We ended up beating St. Thomas Aquinas, and they’re ranked at 6th in AA.

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Emma Aichelberger and Juliet Lyon of Frances Kelsey attempt to block a shot by Chloe Pezel of the Ballenas 11’s (above) during pool play in the Brentwood/Kelsey Classic at Frances Kelsey. Ballenas won 25-21 and 25-14. Tiffany Blattgerste (3) and Carolyn Barakso (4) of Brentwood College-B challenge Carly Dirom of Cowichan at the net during pool play Oct. 18 at Brentwood. Cowichan won 25-15 and 25-15.

“Went to three with them. We had lost our first one, and down about eight more in the second and the girls came back to win it 26-24. And they won the third 1510. We’ve been in those situations, where we’ve had some tough matches and so it was a breakthrough moment for us. “We’re a young team, but we’re feisty and so that was a big win,” she added, noting standout players captain and outside hitter Karlien le Roux, middle blocker Rachel Jerome, and outside hitter Allie Waddell.

Organizer and coach Mark Jackson’s Kelsey team placed fourth in Pool D, and thirteenth overall following several tight matches over the weekend. “This wasn’t the result we were hoping for but some improvements in passing and toughness at the net were noted,” said Jackson. The crew’s first match Friday was a “feature match” played in front of a large crowd in Kelsey’s main gym against Ladysmith. Ladysmith won 25-18 and 27-25. “Rochelle Reierson had a solid match with nine kills and solid passing and serving,” said Jackson. Kelsey also came up short against Ballenas 22-25, and 14-25 and Reynolds Secondary 23-25, 20-25 on Friday, as well as Oak Bay 20-25, 23-25 on Saturday.

“Emma Aichelberger scored six kills and stayed on the line for seven serves in a solid performance,” Jackson said of the Oak Bay match. Kelsey’s first victory came in a rematch against Reynolds Saturday, with scores of 25-22, 25-10. “Lauren Barnes hit nine kills, stayed on the line for seven serves and also passed really well to lead the team in that match,” he said. Kelsey had a chance for redemption against Ladysmith but lost the barn burner by 13-25, 29-27, and 20-22. “Barnes was the star for Kelsey again with 13 kills and six serves and solid passing. Carlie Cameron did a great job as setter in all the matches and Tasha Gardner was one of the top servers over the entire tournament.”

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