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The community pays it forward Malcolm Chalmers Jan Matthews in Overdrive gets people up and on the dance floor at the Newman Family Fundraiser on Saturday evening, Oct. 19. Sonya Matthews takes a spin on the dance floor with Bruce Smith. Inset: A card available for signing with well wishes for Charlie Newman’s recovery to the more than 350 people who attended the fundraiser.

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If you want to be a firefighter with the Caycuse volunteer hall, you’ll need a few things. Items like a fire truck to get to the scene and a hose to douse visible flames. You’ll also need a cap, one to hold upside down as you go door-to-door asking for money to help fund a department that’s just scraping by. To state the hall is strapped for cash is as obvious as saying fire is hot — this is a department that can’t afford to insure all its emergency vehicles and must be careful where it spends its gas money.

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Caycuse: Survival is a day-to-day challenge for Cowichan Valley’s smallest fire department “No department would run the stuff we have because it’s all junk, but it does work,” said acting fire chief Ron Couch. “We have five trucks, one four-by-four rescue vehicle, three pumpers and one main tanker truck; four are licensed and insured, the other one we can’t afford to do it,” he said. “If we blow a tire, we go around

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The nostalgic decor of a local diner is getting a major Lake Cowichan heritage touch. The Pugle family of J&V’s Burgers and Pizza is adding a restored railway speeder to the restaurant’s outside eating area. The family found the car in the woods by Lakeview Park and with the blessings and help of the Town of Lake Cowichan and the Kaatza Station Museum they are in the process of restoring the car.

The speeder was used to move people and supplies in and out of the woods around Cowichan Lake. It was pulled by the trains that hauled logs from the forests to the area sawmills. The eight-foot by 24-foot piece of rail logging history was used in the woods until the late ‘50s when it was replaced by trucks. Left on the Town of Lake Cowichan’s property, it sat for years waiting for someone to restore it. The Kaatza Museum has a similarly restored speeder car on display in front of the museum at Saywell Park. The restaurant’s car will be restored in its original company colours, with tables built on the inside to eat at. Work continues on the restoration and the speeder will be moved to the restaurant

when it is completed. Dorian Pugle and his mother Victoria operate J&V’s Burgers and Pizza along with the rest of the family. The South Shore Road diner’s staff includes Dorian’s father, sister and grandmother, plus two hired staff. It is open year-round and has been in business for six years selling their signature burgers, wraps, pizza and poutine. The inside of the diner-style restaurant is filled with ‘50s-themed decorations, old car magazines and lots of little treasures found during the family’s world travels.

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The former logging camp that sits I’m aware of about 20 km outside Lake Cowichan on the south shore of the lake isn’t huge. the emergencies In fact, while it swells to more than they have attended 300 families between Nitnat Lake and Honeymoon Bay during the summer that meant the months, only 14 families live in the difference between former logging camp year round, said Couch. life and death Despite the low population, the fire hall still managed to attract 13 volunteer Ian Morrison, members, including five women. CVRD Area F director “We have members from 46-yearsold to 72 which makes the average age 60,” said Couch, who added getting volunteers is the easy part. “It’s the money,” he said. “We run on $12,000 a year, that includes fuel, heat, power, internet, phone — all expenses — and we need maybe $28,000.” Sybille Sanderson, manager of public safety for the CVRD said she’s not unsympathetic to the Caycuse firefighters, who sometimes get grant-in-aid cash from the CVRD, a few thousand dollars here and there. “They’re doing their best to provide that extremely valuable service to their community,” she said. Because none of the other fire halls can offer coverage the Caycuse hall is vital in case of a fire emergency, said Sanderson. “The nearest fire hall is Honeymoon Bay and houses are lost in minutes, so if somebody was trapped in the house and there was no one to assist … it is definitely a critical service.” Morrison said he believes tragedy is just around the corner should the hall close. “I’m aware of emergencies they have attended that meant the difference between life and death.” But, said Sanderson, because the Caycuse community — which is, in fact, a society — doesn’t receive any tax support it creates a problem for the CVRD because there’s no clear way it can do any taxation-based requisition for them. “So really, as a society, they have a couple avenues for financial support,” she said. “One is to apply to the province for gaming grants.” The other options are going to the residents for cash injections and to request a grant-in-aid donation from the CVRD, things that have already been done. “The challenge is, it’s not sustainable this way,” said Sanderson. “Unfortunately, at this point none of us has a really practical solution.” As for Couch, he said the hall would keep applying for gaming grants, and look for any and all revenue to help the hall. As for giving up, well, that’s just not going to happen. “We’re not going anywhere,” he said.

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Pipeline protest ignores existing U.S. tanker fleet The release of the B.C. government’s detailed study into oil spill response capability off the West Coast created the usual brief wave of media shock and horror. This just in! If crude oil spilled in the Dixon Entrance, the stormtossed sea lane north of Haida Gwaii, the combined resources of Canadian and U.S. containment and collection response could only recover an estimated four per cent of it. And that’s in the summer! The winter recovery rate would be more like three per cent. Talk radio and website headlines set the narrative in minutes. How could anyone even consider running oil tankers through that pristine B.C. coastal area? It’s crazy! BC Here’s By Tom Fletcher the big fact clearly stated in the study by U.S.-based Nuka Research and Planning Group, and ignored by most of the media and public. There are hundreds of tankers filled with crude oil sailing through these stormy seas every year. It’s been going on since Alaska North Slope crude was developed in the 1970s. Six of the seven oil spill simulations run by Nuka are based on Alaska crude, because that’s overwhelmingly what has been shipped along B.C.’s North Coast for 40 years. This lack of crude oil spill response capability has existed the entire time, without a whisper of protest or media attention, even after the 1989 Exxon Valdez disaster near the oil’s point of origin. The current narrative, hammered home by U.S.-controlled environmental groups and their aboriginal partners in the “Great Bear Rainforest,” is that only Canadian oil is a threat. How much Alaska crude is shipped down the B.C. coast? According to Nuka’s analysis, it’s currently about 38 million cubic

metres each year. That’s enough to fill B.C. Place stadium to the roof – 15 times. The Sierra-GreenpeaceForestEthics-Dogwood gang, a sort of billionaire-bankrolled green Team America, has worked hard to promote the falsehood that “tar sands” oil is vastly worse than that nice fair-trade Alaska stuff. When the federal government announced a study to determine what spilled bitumen would do in North Coast waters, that too was attacked by the Green Party as a secret scheme to prop up Enbridge’s pipeline proposal. So it’s a scandal when you don’t know the answers, and it’s a scandal when you try to find them. Another question that gets little attention is whether Bureau it’s better for spilled oil to sink rather than wash up on beaches. Crude oil is, if you’ll pardon the expression, organic. Spills produce a huge spike in oil-eating bacteria that leads to an increase in fish populations at a certain stage. This was documented in a 1994 book called Degrees of Disaster, written by an expert who stayed on in Valdez for four years, long after the TV cameras and grandstanding politicians went home. Victoria-based Dogwood seized on a 2012 Nuka study done for the Haisla Nation at Kitimat, which found that in ocean conditions that are present more than half of the time, there would be no immediate way to respond to a spill at sea. Dogwood’s “no tankers campaign director” hinted that this information was intentionally left out of the B.C. government study, and the media ate it up. No tankers? Better check again. Dogwood’s mission is clearly not to protect the B.C. coast from oil spills. If it were, they would be protesting the ongoing risk from Alaska tankers.

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Choose Cowichan wooing residents During the past few weeks the Choose Cowichan Lake committee has hosted two internationally-trained doctors in our community. These two doctors, both experienced family physicians, are in the University of British Columbia Internationally-trained Medical Graduate program based in Victoria, where they are half-way through a two-year residency program. They will be ready to set up practice by the summer of 2014. All participants in IMG programs are required to participate in a two-year return of service in B.C. upon completion of their residency. Those trained in Victoria must do their ROS in one of a small number of designated rural communities on the island and Lake Cowichan is one of those designated communities. Later this month the Choose Cowichan Lake

committee will be hosting two or three more IMG doctors, and discussing long-term plans with them. We are very pleased with all of these visits by interested doctors. We are also happy to welcome Dr. Vincent Rossouw and his team from Beverly Medical Clinic to Lakeside Medical Clinic, where they are currently offering a walk-in clinic on Monday, Friday and Saturday, with the potential of more days if there is enough demand. As well, Lake Cowichan’s Primary Health Care Team will begin offering service early in 2014 along with our new nurse practitioner. Through all of these initiatives the Choose Cowichan Lake committee members are continuing our efforts towards meeting the health care needs of our community. — submitted by Marg Davis on behalf of the Choose Cowichan Lake committee

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Symon Whalvin “No, not really. I just don’t think about it. I’ve got insurance coverage for earthquake though.”

Al Mcgougan “No. Not at all. I don’t think it will happen.”

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If there was an earthquake here today are you prepared for it?

Diana Gunderson “No. . . every time I think about it there seems to be more do and so I am about half way but not completely.”

John Nolan “I would say no. I just recently moved to Lake Cowichan so I’m still unpacking my life. I have a few things but I am probably not prepared as one should be prepared.”

Shift in your spending to local stores helps your community

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Katherine Worsley, Cowichan Lake Visitor Centre coordinator, gives a prize Geoff Dunn at the Chamber’s Burger and Beer fundraiser at the Riverside Inn on Friday, Oct.18.

Local small businesses help to bring visitors to the Lake area

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Small Business Week is upon us once again. and for the future. It is a time when the nation celebrates It is small business and the promotion of it that Canadian entrepreneurs and their contribution to will further increase the desire for visitors to our Canada’s economy. More than ever before, small area. The Cowichan Lake District Chamber of businesses have contributed with great effort and Commerce proudly fills this roll. effect to the economic growth of Canada over The Chamber not only supports our members, the last several years, particularly throughout the but we encourage other small businesses to grow. world economic downfall. The Chamber of Commerce serves the Small businesses have shown function of offering business referrals that despite hardship, they can and to people who are new to the region. do survive. The small businesses We also provide business to business in the Cowichan Lake region have referrals through our general meetings also suffered, come back and and other functions sponsored by the fought hard to survive. We have Chamber. seen some businesses close, only to In the long run, everyone in the see others take their place. community benefits from our local Running a small business is businesses which provide CowiChan lake small not an easy thing to do and not services and retail outlets for local CHAmbER OF COmmERCE spending. They provide services for everyone is cut out to be a small business owner. visitors who are just passing through We no longer depend on logging in our or who intend to stay and holiday in the region. small communities, but rely on small business They can supply each other with services that entrepreneurs to provide the jobs and bolster the they may otherwise need to acquire from further economy of our area. away. Small businesses have grown and thrived in By supporting your local small businesses, our new tourism economy with providing, not you are helping to grow the local economy and only jobs, but reasons for people to visit and supporting a friend. spend their money or motivate them to make a Congratulations to all the small businesses in permanent move to our region. These businesses the Cowichan Lake region. May you find success have brought spin-offs and continued growth now and growth now and in the future. President

More than a year ago I attended a different ways. Suddenly that $100 10% Shift presentation at the Island is becoming worth a lot more to our Savings Centre and was sufficiently community. impressed to begin to implement some Small- and medium-sized, locally of the strategies it recommended, in owned businesses are recognized as my family’s spending routines. the fuel for our economy, as a major Financially speaking, the cost of just source of job creation, and we need to about everything is higher, and wages make the conscious choice to support haven’t kept up, if them, as opposed to you’re lucky enough to international chains have a job. Families are and big box stores. running out of money, The 10% shift is before they run out of simply dedicating month. ten percent of your Seeing an updated household spending 10% Shift presentation to local products and earlier this month has services, or at locally Ian Morrison owned businesses. opened my eyes to the fact our community’s I believe almost CVRD AREA F DIRECTOR everybody can do that. very future may depend on strategies We all know great like this. The 10% examples of local Shift, the co-op movement and local businesses who hire our kids and leadership can create the type of fairgrandchildren for short-term summer minded, respectful, and economically jobs or for the Christmas shopping successful society, I believe the season. majority of citizens of the Cowichan These are the same entrepreneurs Valley would hope we could achieve. whose employees volunteer at This may seem like an community events. These same overwhelming task, to change the business leaders are the first to support economic fortunes of an entire region. worthy charitable causes, or donate Yet there is one very simple thing their unique products to auctions and that you and I can do that can begin fundraising efforts. to make a difference. Let’s begin Most importantly, they’re our to rebuild the Cowichan Valley’s friends and neighbours who live, economy by shifting to Local First! work, play, and are invested in our Let’s start by talking about spending region, just like you and I. $100. If you purchase an item for $100 Imagine if enough people in the online, via the internet, your whole Cowichan Valley started shifting their $100 leaves the community, never to individual purchasing power to local circulate again. goods and services. The demand it If you buy that same $100 product would create would spawn a new at a non-locally owned business, generation of entrepreneurs, begin $57 flies out of our community to creating living wage jobs, and yes, corporate head offices around the successful businesses pay taxes too! world. For more information, please When you make that same $100 visit the 10% Shift website at purchase from a local business, $68 tenpercentshift.ca or contact: stays in the community, to circulate again and again! Ian Morrison is the CVRD Director If your friends and neighbours for Cowichan Lake South/Skutz Falls shift their spending too, you will see (Electoral Area F). those $100s bouncing around our Reach him at 250-749-0134, or community being spent in many morrison.director@shaw.ca


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The first layer of pavement on the Youbou Road, which was opened in the early 1930s, was applied in 1944. Additional layers were added over the years including in 1952 as seen in the above photo.

Youbou area changed with road opening In 1929 the aptly named Youbou Road, from Lake Cowichan to improved considerably, with mail leaving and arriving almost Youbou, was finally opened for traffic with the official opening daily. taking place in 1930. In the mid and late 1930s the large new Yount School was Soon after passenger buses from Vancouver opened, a new community hall was constructed Island Coach Lines Company began operating as was the new community church. The town was between Youbou, Lake Cowichan and Duncan growing in leaps and bounds and did so for many which allowed the residents to easily leave town more years. whenever they chose to. In the 1940s, the new Snack Bar restaurant Up until that time the only means of transport, opened to the delight of the townsfolk. Sadly it Rolli besides walking, was either by boat or by logging burnt to the ground some 40 years later. It was the Gunderson rail, if you could manage to hitch a ride, for opening of the beautiful new Woodland Movie the residents of the small town that began as PAGES OF HISTORY Theatre, which opened in 1944, the same year the Cottonwood. It wasn’t just the Youbou residents paving of the Youbou Road was completed, that and workers, it was those from places like Caycuse Youbou became the place to go. Even the folks (Camp 6) and Nitinat (Camp 3), Rounds Camp, Gordon River from Lake Cowichan were impressed! and other logging camps further on who experienced the same The 1950s saw more changes when a bowling alley, Youbou isolation and hardship when trying to make their way out. Lanes, and a new upper community hall were completed along The opening of the road changed it all. People began thinking with the introduction of a branch of the Royal Bank (which 30 of purchasing a vehicle so they could make the nine-mile trip years hence was moved to Lake Cowichan). to the Foot — called that because the community of Lake There was more to come. An automatic telephone service, Cowichan was situated at the foot of the lake. power from BC Power Commission — later BC Tel — and By 1931 over 40 automobiles were owned by residents of Clarence Severson’s Youbou Television Company, which Youbou. Shopping trips, vacations, a trip to the doctor, a night brought television to Youbou. on the town were all now possible. As well, many single and The town continued to grow until hard times hit resulting married mill workers who lived in company bunkhouses could in the area’s three large lumber mills closing. Like all of the now make the trip home or away during time off. Postal service Cowichan Lake communities, Youbou survived.

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October 17 was the 3rd Annual ShakeOut B.C. day, when millions of people around the world are encouraged to practice “drop, cover and hold on.” They were doing exactly that at Lake Cowichan School. At 10:17 a.m. the virtual shaking started and students dove under their desks, covered their heads and counted to 60. If this was a real earthquake after the shaking stopped the students would then check their emergency exit and make their way outside to the predetermined marshalling area away from the building.

Amber Eddy, a student in Karen Neuffer’s LCS class feels these drills are useful to teach them how to react in an earthquake. ShakeOut B.C. day, was originally held on Jan. 26, 2011, the anniversary of a 9.0 magnitude earthquake in the Cascadia subduction zone. Later that year it was changed to October to align the great B.C. ShakeOut with other ShakeOut drills in western North America. All school districts practice earthquake drills twice a year, and practice fire evacuations three times a year. Visit shakeoutbc.ca for tips on how you can be prepared for an earthquake.

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Lake Cowichan firefighter Ray Bourassa and his four honourary fire chiefs for the day. Elijah Vaughn, Isabella Atchison, Dillon Wilson and Kage Oke show their coloring projects they completed that won them the opportunity to tour the fire hall and get into the fire trucks. They saw where the firemen work, rest and exercise. The kids seemed most interested in the automatic ladder lowering from the fire truck, the remote controlled fire nozzle and the new front and rear facing safety lights on the new fire fighters helmets. The bags — filled with all sorts of goodies — they all received were a hit too. Bourassa was impressed with each entry and chose from the kids that completed their project by following all the instructions because it is important for a fire chief to follow all the steps correctly.

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Five minutes wasn’t much time to film the tale of the majestic Cowichan River’s trials and tributaries. So award-winning valley director Nick Versteeg is answering the regional board’s request for a mini-doc about the Cowichan, with a full-length, 90-minute documentary titled Resilience. Armed with hours of footage and interviews — shot between April and now (“We’ll probably watch the salmon spawning”) — Versteeg’s editing Resilience toward a Cowichan Theatre premiere and question period in early February. “I’d read so many new articles about the Cowichan watershed. What could I do in five minutes?” “First, I got all stakeholders together at the Oceanfront (resort); people with something to do with the river system, and pitched my documentary.” Resilience will chase his recently acclaimed Once Upon A Day Cowichan — given Innovator of the Year honours through Vancouver Island Tourism. The educational doc landed Versteeg $15,000 from sponsors Living Rivers, the B.C. Salmon Foundation, and the B.C. Wildlife Foundation. The final product will include original music led by Eric Smith, who created the soundtrack for Once Upon A Day. Local musician Ed Peekeekoot lends lovely flute work to Resilience. Versteeg’s Zeiss lens focused on local

efforts to preserve the heritage river threatened by logging, overfishing, development, garbage, pollution, and drought. Those problems risk the Cowichan’s once-healthy fish populations of salmon, trout and other species. “This film will deal with its environmental issues, and the incredible beauty of the lake, the river and the estuary — we have to protect it and look after it.” But Versteeg the journalist aimed to include all sides of the river’s dynamic saga. “I want to tell all issues, from all viewpoints,” he said, including those protesting perceived property flooding by Cowichan Lake’s weir controlling river flows for spawning salmon. The river’s history, threats, and solutions await viewers. “Solutions are the main bulk of the film,” he said of Resilience, bound by interviews, not narration. “Everyone has an opinion. My task is to blend them into a workable picture people can understand.” His school of community sources spanned Cowichan Tribes fisheries biologist Tim Kulchyski, fishermen Joe Saysell and Kenzie Cuthbert, Cowichan Stewardship Roundtable co-chairman Paul Rickard, and Rodger Hunter of Cowichan Watershed Board, to regional environmental manager Kate Miller, Somenos Marsh Wildlife Society president Paul Fletcher, and homeowners, to joyriding tubers.

Cowichan filmmaker Nick Versteeg trained his cameras on the Cowichan River from the weir to the estuary and all the rushing rapids and tranquil pools in between.

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“Community groups are the real heroes to me,” concluded Versteeg. But some 70% of the watershed is owned by timber firms, so he wanted their opinions too. “We had a tough time getting the logging industry involved, but TimberWest came onboard with use of its helicopter.” “Catalyst has been very good,” he said of community co-operation by Crofton pulp-mill’s parent holding the river’s two provincial-flow permits. “We’ll show Resilience publicly from Youbou to Cowichan Bay. The goal is to create a dialogue when people get the full story.” That story started in Cowichan Lake. Versteeg toured tiny streams full of fry struggling against debris and gravel sediments, and being rescued by Natives and other volunteers. He visited lakefront properties, riparianshorelines, the weir, ongoing silt-erosion protection at Stoltz Bluff, gravel removal at the river’s north arm, the white bridge’s fish-counting fence, and the estuary. That threatened wetland has many folks worried about effects from Western Forest Products’ dredging, and the bay’s floathome sewage. “By 2020, we want to be eating shellfish from the estuary,” he said of Resilience, targeting communication, not conflict. “Our river system will recuperate, if we help it enough.” The Resilience website, with a planned trailer in December and weekly stories, is dvcuisine.com.

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Barry Budden places his bid on a silent auction item at the fundraiser on Saturday evening.

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eems there is no end to giving in the Cowichan Lake area. The love and respect at Saturday night’s community fundraiser for the Newman family was palpable. After Charlie Newman — who went to school here and is MalcolM chalMers Photos the son of Lake residents Anne and Dick Newman — was involved in a horrible motor vehicle accident on Highway 18 last Letters and emails from the Newmans were read to the crowd at the event thanking everyone for the good wishes and support. From left: Family friend Bob Canon, Elaine Eddy, and organizers Darlene Phon and Laurie Johnson. month and is now in hospital facing a long road to recovery, the community rallied together to show their support. When it seemed that phone calls, visits and emails just weren’t enough, the community organized a family fundraiser to help the Newmans. Not just because they volunteer in the community, not because they regularly attended community events and not because they were always willing to help others in need, but because they were members of this community who needed a hand.. There was no shortage of giving by the residents and businesses to help raise money for Charlie and his family’s future. This was evident at Centennial Hall on Saturday night as hundreds of people filled the hall to donate to the Newmans. There was a plethora of silent auction items, from baskets of goodies to barbecues to certificates for services to a ski get-away package that helped to raise thousands of dollars. After some letters were read to the crowd, Laurie Johnson — one of the organizers of the evening — said that she went to school with Charlie and that she knew that he would want everyone to have a good time. Music by Jan Matthews in Overdrive and food cooked and served by the Lake Cowichan Fire Department helped make the evening a night to remember. To date, the astounding amount raised in a 12 day period is over $30,000! “The 12 day Newman Family Fundraiser was organized by the volunteers of our community, but was successful from the outpouring support of the Cowichan Valley and beyond.” declared Johnson Best wishes to Charlie for a speedy recovery, his family and Top: Firefighters Taylor Poirer and Ryan Smith serve up the Anne and Dick. The community is pulling for you. Top: Leslie Gaskell from Home Hardware and Gizelle Mister share beef-dips. Above: Carol Blatchford, manager of Cowichan Lake Community Services and Jolene Loewen catch up on their news.

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A Lake Cowichan instructor has been named Baseball B.C.’s first-ever coach of the year. And no one was more shocked with the accolade than the winner. “I had no clue,” said Karen Hoskins, who not only coaches kids’ ball, but is also the president of the Lake Cowichan and District Minor Baseball Association. Hoskins said she felt a little uncomfortable when she learned earlier this week that she was being honoured. “I was embarrassed,” said the 37-year-old mom of two young boys, who also call her “coach.” “I’m not the person who likes to get the recognition, I just do my part and that’s all it is.” Baseball B.C. sent out a notice earlier this year Gazette file asking for nominations for the award. mom and coach Karen Hoskins cheers on Lyum Hoskins, who runs a daycare, is also involved in Local Boddam (centre) and Anaya Bath as they round home plate in hockey, and was almost a shoo-in for the award, a game in May at Lake Cowichan’s Little League field. said Ryan Watters, of Baseball B.C. “There are baseball coaches, then there’s Karen program and for her kids is simply awesome —the Hoskins of Lake Cowichan,” he said. hours of volunteer time she puts in is unbelievable.” “I can’t tell you how many candidates we had, but Watters said a call for coach of the year would go the cool thing is we had candidates from across the out again next year. province and at different age groups.” “Once again it will be following the summer The things that tipped the scales in Hoskins’ favour for the first Coach of the Year honours are her season across the province and a call out will be made on the Baseball B.C. website and social media commitment to the game and the kids she coaches, channels,” he said. said Watters. To hear audio of Hoskins when she is told of the “They are second-to-none,” he said. win, go to baseball.bc.ca. “What she does in the community for the baseball

Little League Field is almost brandnew. And it’s all because of the help and generosity of the community. Work wrapped up last week on a massive field spruce-up for Centennial Park aimed mostly at making the infield smoother and safer for ballplayers. “There was a lot of sinkholes,” Lake Cowichan and District Minor Baseball Association president Karen Hoskins said. Crews scraped the infield, took the grass out and levelled it, then they levelled the outfield by adding soil added grass seed and fertilizer and settled in to wait for spring. Hoskins is delighted by how the community stepped up. “We are truly thankful for our community coming together and these companies stepping up by providing funding, equipment and supplies to help us make our field safer for our future ball players,” she said in an email to the Gazette. “Our association is truly honoured to be a part of an amazing group of individuals and companies that were willing to help make a difference for our children and to

take pride in something needed in this town. “The rejuvenation of the Little League Field at Centennial Park was only completed due to the thoughtful contributions from the Kaatza Logging, SDN Contracting, Brownsey Electric, Apex Soils and Landscape Supplies, Johel Bros. Contracting Ltd. and Buckerfields,” Hoskins said. “A huge shout-out to Nate Phillips, Clark Baker, Chris Hoskins, Kirk Kleinke and Casey for volunteering their time to help with this project. “We hope that throughout the years to come, our town will come together and work as partners to help achieve better ball fields for our athletes. Hoskins said the LCDMB is still in need of sponsorship. If you can help, contact Hoskins at lcdmba@yahoo.com or 250-7497410. “The Lake Cowichan & District Minor Baseball Association is on its way to becoming a stronger, larger, more competitive league, but we cannot do it without your valued support,” she said.

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397

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Portuguese Rolls

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Household Items

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Small BuSINESS BuSineSS WEEK Week SmALL

ahead: “Success Ahead: map Your Future Growth”

The

Bavarian Bakery 39 KING GEORGE ST, LAKE COWICHAN BC (250) 932-9990

Are you tired of unpronounceable ingredients?

THEN VISIT US TODAY All products are made from scratch and baked fresh every day!

facebook.com/ bavarianbakery

Tuesday - Saturday 8am - 5pm

Flo Saffer, owner and operator of the Bavarian Bakery on King George Street in Lake Cowichan.

Malcolm Chalmers

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lo Saffer started baking as a 13 year old in his uncle’s bakery in Germany. Since then he apprenticed top-of-hisclass as a baker, he brought his skill and family to eastern Canada and eventually to B.C. Flo and his wife opened the Bavarian Bakery on king George Road in Lake Cowichan almost six months ago and has been “baking” new friends with his pastries, cakes and assorted baked goods ever since. Fishing and the people are only two of the many reasons Saffer likes living in Lake Cowichan. he is proud to say his baked goods are all made from scratch, every night, without preservatives. Saffer’s specialities are German baking, dark rye bread, Danishes, apple fritters, Dutch donuts and european-style crusty breads.

the Bavarian Bakery also makes gluten-free baked products. each day of the week (tuesday to Saturday) he bakes a daily special bread like cheddar-herb, italian, three-seed, cheese, Mediterranean and even pumpkin bread. one of his newest specialty breads to try is called the Cowichan. it is a multi-grain bread baked with fried cranberries and granola and is available as the bread of the day on Fridays. Stick in the Mud coffee, a roast from Sooke, is served in the bakery so you can come and enjoy a fresh cup of coffee and a pastry. Check out the Bavarian Bakery on Facebook for daily specials or come to the bakery and check out their specials listed on the window or in the display case. Visit their facebook page for daily bakes and more, facebook.com/bavarianbakery.

Cowichan Lake District Chamber of CommerCe

Salutes small business in the Cowichan Lake area Their commitment and hard work have made small business the main driver of job creation, and the real power of our local economy. The Cowichan Lake District Chamber of Commerce is pleased to support and promote our members and local small business.

When You Shop Local, You Support Our Local Economy OPEN HOUSE: After hours Small Business Network Mixer at the Visitor Centre Friday, October 25 4:00 - 7:00 pm

Work, Stay & Play: Shop Local. Success ahead! Map your future growth.


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Celebrate Small Business Week in your community with the local Chamber of Commerce. On Friday, Oct. 25, from 4 p.m. to 7 p.m. you are invited for an after-hours mingle and networking

get together at the Cowichan Lake Visitor/Business Information Centre at 125 C South Shore Road in Lake Cowichan. The function is open to the public and there will be tea, coffee and

Remedy

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Lake Cowichan Furniture and Appliances Thanking the community for 22 years of local support

Remedy Rhonda wishes to thank all of her customers for making her move to the new location so successful. Come on in and receive a sample of a new range of certified organic shampoo and conditioners that show great results.

‘Your antidote for looking and feeling great!’ #101 South Shore Rd • 250.932.1101

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Congratulations to all small businesses in the Lake Cowichan and surrounding area

TIPTONS

GAS BAR

(2007) 14 North Shore Road, Lake Cowichan

Gas • Diesel • Boat Gas Confections • Bait • Ice Propane Exchange

250-749-6133 OPEN Monday – Saturday: 5 am – 10 pm Sunday: 7 am – 8 pm

“Success ahead: map Your Future Growth”

At Your Service

snacks available for those attending. This is a great time to meet members of the local Chamber of Commerce and see all the events that the organization is part of in the community through out the year.

Small BuSineSS Week

Mingle with your local small business owners

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LAKE DENTAL HEALTH CENTRE

GENTLE CARING TEAM

is proud to be part of the Small Business Community of Lake Cowichan.

• General & Cosmetic Dentistry • Digital X-rays • Laser Gum Surgery • Wisdom Teeth Extraction

We would like to thank everyone for their patronage and continued support since the opening of our new store 8 years ago.

NEW PATIENTS ALWAYS WELCOME LAKE DENTAL HEALTH CENTRE

Small BuSineSS Week

“Success ahead: map Your Future Growth”

46 South Shore Rd. (Beside the Post Office in Lake Cowichan) 250-749-3233 email: ldhc@shaw.ca www.lakedentalhealth.com

Big enough to serve you, small

enough to know you. • lumber • hardware • insulation • electrical • plywood • paint • plumbing

Thank you to the people of Cowichan Lake for the past 27 years of support.

Lake Cowichan Country Grocer 83 Cowichan Lake Rd | 250.749.6335

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Patricia Thomson Notary Public

Thank you to my community for a great 19 years. After spending 12 years in Vancouver working for some of western Canada’s most prestigious law firms, I am extremely pleased to have found home in Lake Cowichan. My goal has been to provide affordable services for Real Estate transactions, mortgages, Wills and Power of Attorneys for my clients. I maintain a low overhead for that purpose. I go green whenever possible you may have seen my horses mowing my office lawn, and I believe in shopping local and hiring local. Feel free to call me for a quote.

Everything for the Do-It-Yourself person.

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Gerard’s: Local business marries meat with strudel-style pastry Malcolm Chalmers

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“the studio - by us” Featuring the art of

Dave Thompson • Pauline Thompson Trudy Kungold Ammann Loretta Puckrin • Karola Schabernak Thursday - Monday 10am - 4pm 226 Grants Lake Road Lake Cowichan 250.749.3298 the-studio-by-us@shaw.ca

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THE DEPOT

Discount Bottle Depot NOW OPEN!

Tentative Hours: 9 a.m. - 5 p.m. Friday/Saturday/ Monday Sunday 10 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.

NO LIMITS: We accept liquor, beer, pop, juice & water containers. Discounted rate with partial monthly proceeds donated to a local charity. *First donation to Cowichan Lake Community Services Christmas Hamper

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Gerard’s Speciality Foods in Lake Cowichan is a family operation that makes and sells one item— strudel. Just don’t confuse its frozen meat strudels with a sausage roll says Gerard’s wife Glenda Berg, that’s puff pastry with a beef, chicken or salmon filling. Sixty years ago while Gerard trained to become a European master pastry chef in the Netherlands he came up with the idea of a sausage roll with a strudel pastry. He started to make the strudel with special ingredients to make it less greasy than a normal puff pastry and then filled it with meat. In June of 2012 Gerard and his family started Gerard’s Speciality Foods in Lake Malcolm Chalmers Cowichan. He now exclusively makes Glenda Burg of the family run business and ships his meat strudels to grocery Gerard’s Speciality Foods displaying stores on Vancouver and Salt Spring their frozen meat strudels. Islands. Here in Lake Cowichan, Country Grocer sells Gerard’s strudel in the deli and meat departments. Later this month, Gerard’s is introducing the party pack of 120 frozen cocktail meat strudels for sale at their store located at 102-205 South Shore Road. All of the products are made in Lake Cowichan, in the building Gerard and his family manages. For more information, check them out on Facebook, facebook.com/ beefstrudel or their website, beefstrudel.com, or better yet, drop by the store.

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sorting and delivering the cans and bottles to another refund depot, then will donate a percentage of her profits to a local Lake Cowichan charity each month. Her first donation will be to the Community Services Christmas

Hampers in December and with the succeeding month’s recipients yet to be determined. “Whether it be the school needing playground equipment, other charities of my choice or if you have a local charity let me know.”

She opened her doors last week from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. and will decide on days and hours of operation after she sees what the demand dictates. At this time Allan will not be taking other nonrefundable recyclables like electronics or milk containers.

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Second Hand Boutique • gently used women’s/men’s clothing • furniture • other household items

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In past years, Allan has used an empty building she owns on North Shore Road for sorting bottles and we’re not Gonna take it is no lon- cans collected for organizations like ger the anthem of choice for Lake the Lady of the Lake, the grad class, hockey teams, or other fundraisCowichan recyclers. ers she is involved in. After years of flir“I couldn’t tell you tation with bottlehow many times based fundraising, people (seeing us Denise Allan has sorting) would taken a big step: stop by and ask she is opening a ‘is this a bottle bottle depot. depot?’”she said. Allan has “So many been collectpeople would ing bottles and just drop bottles cans for local off, happy to get rid fundraisers for Malcolm Chalmers of them.” years so she knows Denise Allan Because of that she the value of these rerealized the need for a locyclables and how hard cal return depot. they are to return locally. Allan’s bottle depot will take all Since there is no bottle depot in Lake Cowichan the only place to re- refundable alcohol and non-alcohol turn your containers locally is at the containers but will pay 50 per cent of point of purchase. But these outlets the return value for the recyclables. Allen hopes to use the other 50 usually have limits on the number per cent to recoup her costs for you can refund. Malcolm Chalmers

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Check with us first The Scarlett better Eliza Faulkner

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ROMIKA: shoes and winter boots for ladies MILANO: booties and shoes for ladies - made in Portugal NATURLIZERS: dressy and casual SAUCONY runners

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Lake people know what Scarlett’s Boutique has to offer. But even for out-of-towners, venturing out to Lake Cowichan to check out Scarlett’s is worth the excursion. Located on Southshore Road, Scarlett Feltrin’s boutique is a treasure trove of second-hand clothes, rustic finds, and some fabulous vintage pieces too. Not only are the Lake Cowichan locals fans of the shop but on my visit, there were ladies all the way from Sooke checking out old furniture and Eliza Faulkner perusing the shop. Scarlett Feltrin is the owner/operator of Feltrin was born and raised in Scarlett’s Boutique. Victoria, B.C. and moved to Lake Cowichan two years ago. Not only a business woman and After spending time looking for new mom, but Feltrin is also a dework, she decided to start her own signer in her own right, creating funky business a year ago. Having grown handbags and whimsical jewellery up with a mother who had a secondusing second-hand leather jackets hand children’s shop, Feltrin was well customers drop off. prepared for how to run her business. Whether you’re looking for a Unlike some consignment shops, bargain or some pre-loved fashions, Feltrin will buy old clothes and furScarlett’s Second Hand Boutique is nishings on the spot. Lake Cowichan’s place to shop. Feltrin also has a ‘Finds’ list in For more information, visit Scarwhich you can leave a message asklett’s Facebook page – facebook. ing what you are looking for and she com/ScarlettsSecondHandBouwill do the looking for you. tique.

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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@ autotanks.ca 780-846-2231 (Office), 780-846-2241 (Fax). 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: hannachrylser.ca. Fax 403-854-2845; Email: chrysler@telusplanet. net. 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 www.hdlogging.com Please fax resume to 250-287-9259.

Need To Get Out Of The House, Talk To People & Create Extra Income? Try part-time work as a contract Food Demonstrator 4 - 8 days a month in Duncan & Mill Bay grocery, drug, private liquor and department stores. Job Description: You must be a go-getter able to work on your own who enjoys talking to people & doing basic cooking. Great for men & women, seniors, retirees & mature adults. Availability: contracts would consist of 2-3 days on Fri. Sat. and/or Sun. (must be able to work all 3 days) from 11-5 or 6. Requirements: • Fully fluent in English • Able to stand 6-7 hr.day • Own a car to carry supplies • Be well groomed & bondable • Able to carry medium weight equipment into stores. • Have or would get a Food Safe CertiďŹ cate & Serving It Right. Pay starts at $10.50/hr. Training via DVD at no charge. Call JMP Marketing toll-free at 1-800-991-1989, local #30 JMP Marketing Services BC’s largest demo company since 1979

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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!

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☞ Local services and businesses

• Lake Cowichan School’s 2014 grad class is hosting a bottle drive at Saywell Park on Nov. 16 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. The grads will gladly accept all refundable bottle donations. You can expect trucks and grads around the community collecting. The Depot — next to the Cow Cafe — will have an account set-up for the grad class so if you’re busy that day, you can bring your bottles there prior to, or after, the bottle drive. • Just walk-in! The Lakeside Medical Clinic — located in the Island Pharmacy building at 138 South Shore Road with the entrance at the front of the building —is open and no appointment is necessary. The phone number at the clinic is 250-9329011 and their hours are: Mondays, 11 a.m. - 4 p.m. Fridays, 11 a.m. - 4 p.m. Saturdays, 8 a.m. - 12:30 p.m. • Local artists Kathie Fielding, Trudy Kungold Ammann and Loretta Puckrin will be showcasing their exquisite and original artwork at the “pressed and pulled” Printmakers Only Group 22nd Annual Show and Sale on from Oct. 22 -30 from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. each day at Portals in the Island Savings Centre, Duncan. Group members will also be demonstrating the interesting process of printmaking during show hours.

☞ Music in the Lake start drifts to new date

even part of the cost and such a small group does not respect the great band we have booked, so I am cancelling tonight and will try to get the Drifters back later.” Lowther continued.

☞ Polish up your tap shoes, showcase to win $500 The Kaatza Lakeside Players Society are searching for new talent to expand their repertoire of artists while welcoming and encouraging Cowichan Valley folks of all ages and talents to get involved. With their upcoming variety show Gazette The Creative Edge, the Players Ron McKenzie of the Cowichan Lake District Chamber of are offering an open opportunity Commerce presents a $500 to Kenzie Roberts on Tuesday, for talented locals to showcase Oct. 22. The money is a scholarship from the local Cham- themselves and their art form for the ber to assist Kenzie with his post-secondary education. public to enjoy and reward. Kenzie is currently enrolled at the Cowichan campus of A $500 grand prize — sponsored Vancouver Island University where he is taking English by KLPS — will be awarded to the 115, Creative Writing 120 and Media Studies 111. The Chamber fundraises during the year to be able to provide People’s Choice Award voted for by scholarships for local students. the audience in attendance on the evening of Nov. 23. David Lowther, Music in the Lake’s coTickets are only $5 and entitle ordinator, was disappointed to have to cancel each holder to one vote. If anyone attending the first show — featuring the Clover Point wishes to sign up for a free 2014 KLPS Drifters — and the start of the new season. membership they will receive one additional “We were bumped from our venue for a vote. The audience can show their support benefit that most of our regulars seem to for artists by buying extra ballots and/or be attending,” said Lowther. tipping individual acts directly. Plus, his wife and fellow organizer has Auditions will be held on Sunday, Oct. 27 a nasty cold. at 1 p.m. in the Centennial Hall next to the “It is obvious that we will not have a arena on South Shore Road with mentoring large enough audience tonight to cover offered by Dena McPhee and Lindsay

Anderson, both with strong theatre and performance backgrounds. Some performers may be invited to attend a call-back/mentor session held on Friday, Nov. 1 at the Lake Cowichan Arena. Artists may also send their audition videos to KLPS via our kaatzalakesideplayers.ca The Creative Edge will hit the stage for one night only on Saturday, Nov. 23 at 7 p.m. with experienced volunteers on hand to accommodate the contestants’ tech needs. The Players are thrilled to host this exciting family event, while providing performance tips and fostering growth and exposure to our budding community artists. For more info and contact persons please checkkaatzalakesideplayers.ca

—submitted by Dena McPhee

☞ Palsson Elementary School moves to round two for funding votes A fundraising effort is underway to improve the playground equipment at Palsson Elementary School. The school’s project has secured enough votes to make it through to round two. The fundraising opportunity, hosted by Aviva insurance offers grants to a limited number of community-based projects based on merit and community support. For more info, or to vote, go to avivacommunityfund.org and search for Palsson. To help the school fundraise for more much needed equipment go to avivacommunityfund.org, search for Palsson and cast your vote daily. It’s just a mouse click away.

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