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Circle Route part two? Good intentions pave road to Nitinat PAGE 3
Palsson school needs just seconds of your day: Chasing a grant for playground PAGE 2
Lakers Midget Hockey Tourney: Players take to ice this weekend PAGE 15
A light emerges from the dust cloud At long last: Timberwest says Youbou should have a truck wash by early next year Malcom Chalmers
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Lorrie and Leah Fjeldstad in costume at the Riverside Inn’s Halloween dance on Oct. 26 celebrating their 34th wedding anniversary.
> See page 15 for community Halloween events
Are the days of dusty whiteouts and splattered mud ﬁnally over? Youbou residents have been promised a truck wash by the end of December or early January of next year. Even though the CVRD rescinded a $5,000 contribution to help build the truck wash earlier this year, TimberWest along with the other logging companies that use Youbou Road have decided to build one on their own. TimberWest has conﬁrmed construction of a closed-loop truck wash on their land approximately two kilometres west of Youbou. Despite a long battle to get to this point, or perhaps because of it, some are still taking a wait-and-see position. Youbou resident Trish Waddington said she remains tentative about starting any celebrations. “It took a long time coming,” she said. “Anything is better than nothing but it has to do the job, if it doesn’t do the job
then we are back to square one.” Pat Weaver, director for Youbou/Meade Creek, however, is elated, and said the news comes with a bonus. “Because the logging trucks are not the only vehicles using the road they (TimberWest) will continue to seal-coat four to ﬁve kilometres of their road and sweep Youbou Road when needed,” she said. The proposed closed loop system should be environmentally sound, it will be able to recapture the used water and contaminants washed off the trucks then ﬁlter and reuse it. That will keep oil and greases from contaminating the lake and use much less fresh water. TimberWest declined comment prior to a media release that had yet to be issued by press time. The issue of summer logging truck dust billowing and winter mud splattering on Youbou’s main road and residential properties has been plaguing Youbou since the closure of its sawmill more than 10 years ago.
Council refuses switch to water averaging Mike D’Amour
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They listened, they discussed, they said no. That was the answer from Lake Cowichan town council to citizens who wanted to see their monthly water allowances averaged over the course of a year, rather than monthto-month. Council agreed to take a look at
Declined: Council decides to stay the course in order to protect summer supply
averaging late last month after a presentation by former mayor Jack Peake. “We did look at it a few weeks ago and decided we would not be averaging, for quite a few reasons,” said Mayor Ross Forrest. “The main reason is the summer
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Staff, students and members of the Palsson PAC are sending out an SOS to the Lake Cowichan community at large. The school is asking for your help in its bid to win a $50,000 grant in the Aviva Community Fund competition. The competition, put on by Aviva Canada Inc., a large Canadian insurance group, allows community groups of all kinds from across the country to compete to win large cash grants to help ﬁnance their selected project. The competing groups range represent a wide variety of worthy causes from communities of all sizes. “We’re trying to get our little town to support us and help us get a spot in the top 10, which we need to have a chance of winning,” said Palsson PAC chair, Karen Hoskins. “We’re a small group in a small town and it’s a real challenge.” The group’s goal is to win a $50,000 grant (one of 10 up for grabs) to help ﬁnance the purchase and construction of a new playground for Palsson Elementary School. The school’s population has swollen to 170 students since the closure this spring of A.B.Greenwell Elementary and budget cuts in the education sector are well known. Many students are now bused in and housed in portable classrooms since Lake Cowichan became a one elementary
school town School District 79 has budgeted $8,000 to assist with the project and the PAC itself has raised $2,000. If Palsson is able to win the additional $50,000 grant, the PAC’s goal of construction of a new and much larger playground, more suited to the greater number and varying ages of Palsson’s student population would be able to proceed. “This is the perfect opportunity to make this happen,” said Palsson principal Jann Drake. “We’re not asking for money, all we need is for people to register on the site and get out there and vote for our project.” Part of the completion criteria involves collecting votes for each project on Aviva’s Community Fund competition website which can be accessed at avivacommunityfund.org. Palsson’s presentation is available for viewing on the site and includes letters of support from various community members and groups, also photos, input from the students themselves and an upcoming video produced by Lake Cowichan School students, many of whom attended Palsson. “If anyone is having difﬁculty registering or ﬁguring out how to vote, PAC members are more than happy to give them a hand,” said Hoskins. “It’s important for people to know that in order to get our numbers up, our supporters need to go online and cast their vote every day. All you need to register is an email address.” Voting for this round of the competition ends on Nov. 4 and supporters may cast one vote each day until then. “We really hope people out there are reading and listening and following this so we can get the support we need to win,”
Kierra Sauntry — Grade 2 student at Palsson Elementary School — encourages you to vote to help her school attain funding for new playground equipment.
said Drake. “These funds must be generated if we want improvements at our school and this is the perfect opportunity.” Helping Palsson achieve its goal, is as simple as going to avivacommunityfund. org, registering, then taking the few seconds each day to cast your vote. If you need assistance, call Karen Hoskins at 250-7497410. “This playground would be a huge asset not just for our school, but for our whole community,” said Hoskins. “This doesn’t cost anybody anything to vote. It’s just a couple of minutes of your time that will help support your school and community. “It’s free and a chance to really make something happen for our kids.”
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Motorists can expect delays of up to 15 minutes, beginning Wednesday, on a seven-kilometre stretch of Highway 18. Mainroad South Island Contracting crews will be working on the removal of overhanging trees. Work will be conducted Monday through Friday from 7:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. for about two weeks. Numerous trees are hanging over the highway, creating a safety hazard. Mainroad is removing the trees
Lake Cowichan RCMP is appealing to the public for information after a vehicle was stolen this past Sunday. The vehicle, a gold Nissan Pathﬁnder, disappeared between 4:30 p.m. and 8 p.m. approximately 10 km outside of Mesachie Lake on the Paciﬁc Marine Road. “We’re putting it out there to the public,” said Cst. Wes Olsen. “We’re looking for anyone who was around that might have seen something that could be helpful to the police.” Anyone with information is encouraged to come forward and contact Lake Cowichan RCMP at 250-749-6668 or Crimestoppers at 800-222-8477.
to improve the safety factor in the event of snow bringing trees down across the highway while giving the road a better chance to dry out and providing motorists better visibility and increasing reaction time when wildlife crosses the highway. The location for the work is on the west side of the highway, starting at Skutz Falls and ending at the Youbou junction road. In the event of heavy rain or fog, the project may be postponed until conditions improve.
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Community rallies to support kids of deceased flagger Peter W. Rusland
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A paved route to Nitinat could be a road to riches, if some enterprising Cowichan folks get their way. Led by Ian Morrison, the Cowichan
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hard to make sure her kids had what they desired in life.” For more, contact Gran at taralg@ hotmail.com, or donate to the Feeley Family ‘in trust’ at Coast Capital Savings. Feeley was working as a traffic flagperson on a paving construction site when she was struck by one of the vehicles involved in the construction work. She died two days later. The coroner, WorkSafeBC, and RCMP continue to investigate the incident. “We’re at such early stages of the investigation,” WorkSafeBC’s Alexandra Skinner-Reynolds said, noting the probe could take a couple of months.
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The community has rallied behind a former Lake Cowichan family devastated by tragedy last week. More than $10,000 has poured in to an education fund for the children of Maggie Feeley, a flagger who died after being run over by a dumptruck Oct. 21 in Duncan. Feeley, who lived in Lake Cowichan prior to moving to Cobble Hill about a year ago, left behind three children under the age of 10. Friend Tara Gran said Feeley’s children —a boy and two girls — meant everything to her. “(It’s) unbelievable how people have come out, and communities are coming together,” she said. “I’ve met some of the most amazing women who are throwing themselves into this.” Now she’s hoping to raise money for Feeley’s funeral. “I am reaching out to the community for help. If any of your organizations are able to financially help the family to cover funeral expenses, we would greatly appreciate it. “We are struggling to give Maggie a service she deserves, and to give some closure to her children, family and friends.” “She was a really fun-loving gal, and a very hard worker. She worked
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Valley Regional District director for Cowichan Lake South/Skutz Falls, a new road to the remote lake and area could pave the way for tremendous economic opportunities. “We’ve had discussions with the Ditidaht First Nations out at Nitinat Lake and just looked at the economic development potential and the fact the Pacific Marine Circle Road (former logging roads linking the communities of Victoria, Mill Bay, Duncan, Lake Cowichan, Port Renfrew and Sooke) was such a success that way,” said Morrison. > NITINAT page 14
Thank You On October 7th we approached the LCVFD about joining in and helping us do a fund-raiser for the Newman Family. Without hesitation they were on board and that night the NEWMAN Family Fund-raiser was in the works. We can’t thank each and everyone of you enough who helped make this such a success. Our goal was 3-months worry free for the family or about $12,00000 THE TOTAL REACHED IN THOSE 12 DAYS WAS $33,64400 Thank you to the businesses, individuals, the service clubs, and the volunteers. It warms our hearts to know that along with the Cowichan Valley it was Vancouver Island as a whole that has come together and show support in a time of need. Darlene Pohn and Laurie Johnson
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New book offers an intriguing look at Canadian taxes With the B.C. and federal governments once again struggling to climb out of deep operating deﬁcits, it’s a good time for the release of Mark Milke’s book Tax Me, I’m Canadian. An update of the same title published 12 years ago, the book retains the history of taxes in Canada, detailing how Canada’s tax system was initially built to mimic the United States system in the late 19th century. Beyond the history, it is mostly new material. Included are chapters on the global meltdown of 2009, the surge of pension liabilities as the baby boomers retire and the ﬂawed logic behind the “Occupy” and “Idle No More” protests. Some readers will immediately BC note that By Tom Fletcher Milke works for the Fraser Institute and was previously B.C. director of the Canadian Taxpayers’ Federation. But the book is not just an argument for cutting taxes. It also dismantles persistent myths that income taxes are illegal, and launches a broadside on what Milke calls “Canada’s corporate welfare carnival.” Many people will be able to identify some top names in the government subsidy game: Bombardier, General Motors, even poor old Rolls Royce Canada. Some will also be well aware that our supposedly tight-ﬁsted Conservative federal government has continued to pour out “regional development” and other funds to every part of the country. But I did not know that Industry Canada grants were handed out to pizza parlours (including the remote pizza-starved village of Kamloops), or to help open gas stations or convenience stores in Kelowna, Vernon and Chilliwack. Milke makes a useful point for B.C. about royalty rates for timber,
natural gas and other resources. They are resource rents, and if they are too high the tenants will move out. Reducing them isn’t a subsidy, especially if it leads to big revenue gains as B.C.’s unconventional shale gas incentives have done. On the Occupy movement: The infamous “one per cent,” who in Canada earn $250,000 a year or more, earned 10 per cent of all income and paid 20 per cent of all taxes in 2010. The bottom 73 per cent of tax ﬁlers paid just 17 per cent of all taxes. About a third paid no tax at all. On Idle No More: When Attawapiskat Chief Teresa Spence played to the Ottawa media with her soup strike, former Liberal leader Bob Rae suggested a nearby diamond mine should share more revenue. Bureau Milke omits the substantial support and employment that mine provides, and glosses over the misguided blockades that disrupted that and other jobcreating enterprises. But he does detail the disastrous effects of passive resource wealth bestowed on impoverished aboriginal communities, and contrasts it with the success stories of reserves that build their own enterprises through hard work. On public sector pensions: Milke notes that historically, public employees traded higher wages for better beneﬁts and job security. Now their wages are generally higher, and taxpayers have to cover their personal pension contributions (as a portion of those wages) as well as the employer contributions. The recent B.C. political crisis over adoption of the harmonized sales tax showed that there is too much emotion and too little knowledge about how taxes work. This book is a step towards addressing that. Tom Fletcher is the legislative reporter and columnist for Black Press. Reach him at tfletcher@blackpress.
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We need more seniors housing, not roadblocks to same
Dear Editor It should be the responsibility of the Town of Lake Cowichan, the mayor and council to be transparent with decisions that affect the future of this town. As voters it is also our responsibility to keep a watchful eye on what the mayor and council is doing. Having said that, I hope voters are aware that the Lake Cowichan Advisory Planning Commission is in the process of deleting “affordable seniors rental and special need housing” from the new zoning bylaw for P-1 zoned properties. For example Evergreen Place Seniors Housing is P-1 zoned. The APC for some strange reason considers Evergreen Place and any future affordable seniors rental and special needs housing an improper use in this zone. This deﬁnitely contradicts the ofﬁcial community plan. The reality is that 40% of the town is over the age of 50 and there are already long waiting
lists at Evergreen Place and Olson Manor. No senior housing has been built in town in a decade. Time to wake up folks and review the draft zoning bylaws our mayor, counsel and that administration guy are planning. Ted Hayward, Lake Cowichan
Apologies for cancellation, Drifters will be back
Dear Editor We would like to offer our apologies to the people who came out for Music In The Lake to discover it had been cancelled at short notice. We would have been there ourselves to explain to our patrons, put we felt they did not need the terribly viral cold we caught from our grandson. The Clover Point Drifters will return sometime in the spring. In the meantime we are existing on Vitamin C and advising our friends to stay away from us. David and Mary Lowther, Mesachie Lake
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Brandie Arkell “Absolutely because it’s great fun and it’s fun with my kids.”
Robin Gilkin “Not really anymore. It’s getting to be not as scary, there’s princesses and Power Rangers and super heros more than goblins, vampires and witches.”
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Do you dress-up for Halloween?
Miriam Coghlan “Generally no I don’t. When my kids were young I did but not any more.”
Michael Anderson “I am going to this year for sure. It’s good for the spirit of the town.”
Charmaine Mason “I dress up for Halloween because of the kids, and it’s fun to do.”
available. What about concerns raised at community meetings that cannot be resolved by the working group? The working group has documented the concerns identified by residents that lie outside the scope of this work. Community association representatives In the spring of 2013, the Cowichan on the working group will bring these Communities Health Network, CHOOSE issues back to their individual associations Cowichan Lake, the Cowichan Valley for follow-up. Division of Family Practice and Island For example, community priorities Health formed a working group to also included recruitment develop a model for an of local family physicians integrated multidisciplinary and improved local primary and community transportation. care team based in What’s Next? Cowichan Lake. • The working group What is an integrated will determine the structure multidisciplinary of the multidisciplinary Primary & Community primary health care team Care Team? based on the feedback An integrated multifrom both community disciplinary health care meetings and population team includes primary health data. health care professionals CHOOSE COWICHAN LAKE • The nurse practitioner such as a primary care position for Cowichan coordinator, dietitian, and Lake has been posted, and the interview social worker. process will take place this fall. This locally based health care team • CHOOSE Cowichan Lake and Island will work with the patient, the patient’s Health will continue efforts to recruit family physician and/or nurse practitioner Family Physicians to the Cowichan Lake and local community services to provide community. ongoing support and education to help the • A third community meeting may be patient meet their health care needs and scheduled later this fall to provide an health goals. update on the composition of the primary The type of health care professions that health care team and anticipated start make up the team are based on the health dates. care needs of the community. Cowichan Lake Community Cowichan Lake will also have a full Appreciation time nurse practioner working in the Residents of Cowichan Lake community with the multidisciplinary wholeheartedly expressed appreciation team. of their existing private and public health Cowichan Lake Community care services, community associations, Engagement Sessions the community spirit and volunteerism, During the summer, two community and the community of friends and meetings (June 10 and Sept. 5) were neighbours. held to learn about what Cowichan Lake The working group would like to thank residents view as health care priorities. residents of Cowichan Lake for taking Both community meetings identified the time to participate in the community local access to care as the most engagement sessions important health care issue for resident. Cowichan Lake residents are Other priority areas for health service encouraged to connect with CHOOSE improvement included: Cowichan Lake and Island Health with • Chronic disease care, any further questions or suggestions • Health education including selfon community health services and management, prevention, support groups, improvements. Call Bob Day of • Mental health counseling, CHOOSE Cowichan Lake at 250-710• Seniors health, 0742 or Ryan McKay of Island Health at • Palliative care, and 250-519-3463. • ComÍmunication of health services
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MAyOr’S rEpOrT A strong community is the result of core values that guide a community to do fundamental good, a value that we are not in short supply given our propensity to help our neighbours in times of crisis or need. Our community comes together in times such as these in special ways to provide its support to those in need. I have seen this type of support many times before. However, how our community has pulled together to support the Newman family after Charlie’s tragic accident has brought the meaning of helping one another to still another new level Our community — with our neighbouring communities — has overwhelmingly lent its support to help a family that has oftentimes helped others. The fundraising event held on Oct. 13 or the Newman family raised a remarkable $30,000 or more, thanks to the generosity of both residents and businesses. Lead organizers, Laurie Johnson and Darlene Pohn, along with everyone who helped or contributed, showcased one important value our community should be most proud of — helping others in need at their most vulnerable time. Wow! The graduating class of 2013’s donation of $5,000 to the Town for the Saywell Park wharf is another act of enormous generosity. That these young adults chose
to make their donation towards this project instead of the many other worthwhile causes is evidence of their great commitment to this community. By our youth making this financial contribution, it is an indication of their appreciation in how much this wharf will enhance the park. Their partnership in this project is something we are extremely thrilled about. Well done grads, we Malcolm Chalmers Paula MacGregor and Dianne Jay man are proud of all of you. the Flash Food Drive donation tent at Another group the Lake Cowichan Country Grocer partnering with the Town on Oct.9 — a couple of the many at Saywell Park is the volunteers in our town. Cowichan Lake River Stewardship Society. The reviews. If you haven’t had the CLRSS is working to restore opportunity to visit the new riparian areas in the park. In the library yet, try and get in and process it hopes to demonstrate enjoy this great facility. the need for responsible water The plans for the Town access and recreation. Square designed to go between Society members will lead the library and Forest Workers by the removal of invasive Memorial Park should be Himalayan blackberry bushes available for public perusal and will replant the area with soon. native riparian plants. This Plans will be displayed at the project will include interpretive library once we are in receipt signage explaining riparian of them. This square will bring functions, native plants, a whole new ambience to our responsible recreation and downtown core. Once again tubing safety. public input is welcome as The project will also be we try to achieve the most a demonstration of riparian potential as we attempt to values for all Cowichan Grade stimulate downtown business 5 students and possible peer and activity. involvement of high school Volunteers are playing a students from Lake Cowichan huge role in the improvements School. we continue to see throughout Congratulations to Gerald our town. The Little League Thom for being chosen Lake ballpark is a good example of Steward of the Year for British this. Columbia. Gerald is the The improvements to the president of the CLRSS and playing field and the new does an unbelievable job in batting cage being constructed doing what he can in protecting have been made possible our precious watershed. Gerald through awesome leadership is a most deserving recipient and volunteer work. Thank you and we are fortunate to have Lake Cowichan and District him volunteer hundreds of Minor Baseball for your great countless hours with such initiative. passion. Volunteers make this great Although the official grand town what it is. On behalf of opening of our library is not the council, accept our heartfelt until Nov. 2, it is now open thanks. and getting very positive
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The Youbou Community Hall was jam-packed with patrons ready to watch Circus Night, one of the many 1950s events at the hall
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the early 1950s) many events took place there. As shown in the accompanying photo, the hall was filled to capacity with children and adults alike for Circus Night which was most likely staged by nearby Yount School, Kindergarten to Grade 8. The school used the hall for all their concerts and events prior to the building of a new school gymnasium. Wedding receptions, dances, group sports, games and club meetings were just a few of the many uses that kept the hall packed. During the war years, and well into the 1950s, many new things happened in Youbou. One new addition was the much anticipated Snack Bar which was built by Industrial Timber Mills who operated three shifts at the nearby
lumber mill. Over the years the company store, theatre and Snack Bar all employed local teenage girls including Verle Perkins (later married Lorne Leakey) who, with her parents and siblings, arrived in Youbou in 1951. Meanwhile the mill for years employed teenage boys during weekends and summer holiday. It was good for the kids and the community. Verle remembers “walking uptown for a matinee or evening show at the Woodland Theatre, which was near the Snack Bar.” She also recalled that “a youngster could see a show and have a pop and chocolate bar for 25 cents. For those who were really flush another 25 cents gave you a plate full of french
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fries from the Snack Bar ,” (which was later called the Cedar Inn). Like all small communities, Youbou had its share of small businesses come and go over the years. The residents did their best to support each business as it was a lot nicer to shop locally than shop out of town. Some may still remember Taffy the barWith Malcolm Chalmers
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ber, Burdett’s Confectionary store (sweets), a shoemaker who was also a bootlegger, a pool hall, hairdressers, a clothing store owned by Mrs. Hill, groceries stores and meat markets. There was also Clarence Severson and Harry Whiskin’s television shop, a sewing store, garages, motel and hotel, an ice cream parlour, and a green grocery man who served Youbou and other Cowichan Valley communities from his fresh vegetable truck. The Youbou branch of the Royal Bank was a very popular and well used addition to the community until several years later when it was relocated to Lake Cowichan. There were still a few float houses anchored here and there along the Youbou lake shore when the Moss family first moved to Youbou in the early 1950s. For the sum of $400 a month, they moved into the furnished floathouse complete with an outside porch and picket fence. Life in Youbou was good!
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Lake Cowichan School was alive with the sights and sounds of the Ache’ Brasil dance troupe last week. Ache’ Brasil is a touring performance group based in Vancouver. It has performed all over the world. On Oct. 22 it was in Lake Cowichan. The capoeira dance troupe teaches the traditions and the cultural diversity of Brazil to the young students they play for through music, dance and acrobatics. Troupe member Ronald Diaz was excited about what they bring to the school.
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In a two-hour drive, the only time I dropped the anchors was when one of Amsterdam’s kazillion cyclists cut in front of me. Keith Morgan
The BMWi electric car powered its way with ease around city streets and along picturesque Dutch canals.
The future is electric AMSTERDAM – BMW has joined the race for the electric car dollar. On the evidence of two days driving the funky-looking all-electric i3 through the narrow streets of old Amsterdam and alongside the picturesque canals of rural Holland, the German manufacturer may have a winner. For starters, it is simply great fun to drive. The lithium-ion battery, encased in an aluminum cage below the five-seater cabin, provides enough instant zap to the electric motor to propel the car smoothly to 100 klicks in less than eight seconds. Left the stopwatch
at home, but counting “one-and-two etc.” to count seconds, my lips barely mouthed “six” before the speedo leapt from 80 to 120 km/h while passing. It handles beautifully at any speed and hugs the road; thanks to the technology-laden aluminum platform, that gives it a very low centre of gravity. Turns on a Euro too, as we found during the many U-turns made on blocked streets. Of course, F1 take-offs will suck the battery dry somewhat more quickly but you need not be a snail in the so-called Comfort mode to achieve the advertised 160 kilometres range on a full
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BERGSTROM, Bergstrom, Karl Karl Johan Johan Rune Rune Rune passed away in the Rune passed away in the Cowichan District Hospital Cowichan District Hospital peacefully on October 21, peacefully onborn October 21, 2013. He was on October 2013. He was born on October 20, 1927 and immigrated from 20, 1927 and immigrated from Sweden in the late 1950â€™s. Sweden in the late 1950s. Rune loved his wife Marie of 45 Rune loved his wife Marie of 45 years dearly which they were years dearly which they were seldom separated seldom separated over over the the past past few years. years. few Rune is predeceased by his Rune is predeceased by his son son Terry, his Terry, his parents parents Erik, Erik, Alinda, Alinda, and Frida, and in-laws James &Â and Frida, and in-laws James &Â Rachael Lewis. Dad is lovingly Rachael Lewis. DadRick is lovingly remembered by Gary (Sandra), Kelly (Vicky), (Patti), remembered by and GaryTeresa (Sandra), Kelly (Vicky), Rick (Patti), Shelley (Manuel), (Ralph). Papa was cherished by Shelley (Manuel), and Teresa (Ralph).Richard, Papa was cherished by Jacqueline, Christina, Christopher, Parker, Kendall Jacqueline, Christina, Christopher, Richard, Parker, Kendall and great-grand children Nixon and Adelyn. and great-grand children Nixon and Adelyn. Rune was loved by his many extended family and friends. Rune was loved by his many extended family and friends. Rune loved his 4 seasons of Fishing, Gardening, Playing Rune loved his 4 seasons of Fishing, Gardening, Playing cards, and Hockey. Everyone enjoyed seeing his flowers as cards, and Hockey. Everyone enjoyed seeing his flowers as they passed by his home. Rune has a special place in his heart they passed by his home. Rune has a special place in his for his home away from home Port Renfrew. He was active heart forwith his the home away from home â€˜Port Renfrewâ€™. was member Royal Canadian Legion, local seniorsâ€™He centre, active with the Royal Canadian Legion, local seniors and themember Scandinavian Club in the past years. centre, and of theLife Scandinavian in the26past years. Celebration was held onClub October in the basement of Celebration of Life be heldp.m. on October in the Basement the Centennial Hallwill at 12:00 In lieu of26flowers donations of the Hall at 12:00pm. In lieu of flowers donations can beCentennial made to the Canadian Cancer Society. can becondolences made to the may Canadian Cancer Online be offered at Society. Online condolences may be offered at www.hwwallacecbc.com www.hwwallacecbc.com
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COZENS, Jean It is with great sadness that we announce the passing of Jean Cozens of Lake Cowichan on October 21, 2013. Jean is survived by her husband Bill, brothers Ken (Anne) and Ron (Shirley), sisters Arlene (Len) and Judy, son Marty (Sue), daughter Charlene (Markus), step-daughters Karmen and Candice, and grandsons Lukas, Liam and Logan Wenzel. Born in Edmonton in 1941, Jean moved to Victoria in her 20â€™s with her young family. She worked for 26 years at the Law Courts, retiring to Lake Cowichan in 1996. Despite a short and courageous battle with pancreatic cancer, Jean was grateful for her many healthy years of retirement, travelling the world, boating and skiing, enjoying her grandsons immensely, annual trailering trips to Mexico with Bill, and building a new home on the lake. Jean hiked with Victoriaâ€™s Club Tread and the Duncan Hiking Club. She set up the Cowichan Lake â€œRetreadsâ€?, brought the Terry Fox run back in 2011, and explored with the Cowichan Valley ATV Club. She was a regular among the â€œRed Hattersâ€?, enjoyed bridge and scrabble, and her love of badminton took her to the 96 Atlanta Games as an official. Her spirit blossomed in retirement, as could be seen by the wide, infectious smile that will so be missed. In lieu of flowers, a donation in her honour can be made to the Victoria Hospice, where she spent her final days. Heartfelt thanks to the amazing staff, and friends and family who went out of their way to make Jean comfortable: Willa, Candice, Penny, Charlene, and Edie. A celebration of her life will be held at the Cowichan Lake Curling Club on Saturday, November 9th from 1-4. Online condolences may be offered at www.hwwallacecbc.com
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The road to Nitinat Lake begins just where the pavement ends in Honeymoon Bay. It includes about 80-km of winding, snaking logging roads starting along the south shore route of Lake Cowichan. â€œThatâ€™s provincial government highway jurisdiction because itâ€™s a private industrial road,â€? Morrison said. â€œMy understanding is TimberWest still owns most of it, but there are some small holdings â€” Island Timberlands, that sort of thing â€” but itâ€™s a private road where they allow public access.â€? And there lies the rub, said Morrison. â€œIf the bush is shut down because of fire or snow or whatever, then they donâ€™t maintain it.â€? Morrison said talks are â€œextremely preliminary,â€? but there have been a couple of meetings. â€œOn Sept. 24 a delegation of CVRD people and some Ditidaht representation, met with Minister (of Transportation and Infrastructure) Todd Stone and just floated the idea to see if there was any interest on the governmentâ€™s part to explore this,â€? he said. â€œI think we at least gave (the province) an idea worth studying.â€? For Morrison, itâ€™s a no-brainer. â€œNitinat Lake has world-class windsurfing, thereâ€™s possible other access to the federal park â€” there are tourism and job possibilities and lots
of good reasons to get that to a public road status,â€? he said. Morrison again pointed to the Pacific Marine Circle Road as an example of what a little pavement can do for local economies. â€œThe circle route has been such a success and has really triggered a whole bunch of new activity in the Cowichan Lake area as far as tourism and opening access to the West Coast,â€? he said. â€œI remember shortly after I was elected I was at a Chamber (of Commerce) event and they were talking about how they wanted to push to hit the 20,000-visitor mark. â€œI was at a chamber event in the middle of last week where they announced they were less than 100 shy of 28,000 this year, and itâ€™s only mid-October.â€? Morrison said the chamber is expecting upwards of 30,000 visitors in 2015. â€œThere are motorcycle tours, cyclist tours over the weekend and just people going for a nice drive â€” all because of the Pacific Circle Route,â€? he said. Despite the good intentions, a paved road to Nitinat is probably a ways off yet, said Morrison. â€œIt will probably end up being a multi-stage approach,â€? he said. â€œItâ€™s really just a case now that weâ€™ve made the (provincial) contacts; they have agreed to talk and communication lines are being set up.â€?
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From page 1 So far the meters have been a success, said the mayor. However, 90 households recently received letters warning of higher than allowed water usage. Peake was one homeowner who received the warning. â€œIn the month of March, I only used 16 (cubic meters), in April I used nine, in May I was at the maximum of 35, and in June I was at 52, then it really went through the roof in July at 112,â€? he said, while making a case for averaging. But Forrest argued the town only has an obligation to provide water for its citizens, not store it for them as well. â€œIf they want to store their own water and use it in the summer, theyâ€™re more than welcome to,â€? he said. So far there is no penalty for going over the allotment, but that will change in the new year, said Forrest. The town is not only looking at charging for extra water going into the homes, but whatâ€™s coming out as well. â€œWe have to because (overuse and water destined for the sewer) go hand in hand,â€? he said. â€œWe have no idea what people are using water for, but in the summer odds are its being used to water lawns and gardens or whatever, we certainly canâ€™t tell if someone is using the washing machine 25 times a day, but that impacts the sewer system.â€? The ballpark figure is around 70 for extra water and 61 for the same amount destined for the sewers. â€œOur intent is to get people on track and pay attention to their water usage,â€? said Forrest, who noted the town has identified several major leaks now the meters are in place. metroland.com â€œWeâ€™reblackpress.ca pleased so far withâ—žthe results.â€?
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The inside back: A little of this and that ☞ Local hamper program
At the end of every month “the studio - by us” has a draw from the names of customers visiting the studio on Grant’s Lake Road. Pauline Thompson (left) presents draw winner, Ginny Saboe — a new resident of Lake Cowichan — with her prize of four etched cognac glasses.
☞ Midget Lakers look to the win column in home tourney this weekend The Lakers’ Midget Hockey Tourney takes to the ice this weekend. Opening ceremony is Friday, Nov. 1 at 5:30 p.m. with the first game the Lakers versus Peninsula. Little stick handlers from Initiation teams will skate with the Midgets before warm up, Lindsay Elzinga will sing O’ Canada and one of the Initiation players will drop the puck to start the tourney. Come cheer on the Lakers. Other Laker game times are Saturday, Nov. 2 at 10:30 a.m., and at 3 p.m. Tournament playoffs are all day Sunday. Go Lakers!
Ensuring that everyone in the Cowichan Lake has a merry Christmas, Cowichan Lake Community Services has started up its Christmas Hamper program, again. Look for Angel Trees at schools and businesses like Curves in the coming weeks. Each angel on the tree represents a child and their age. You pick an angel and return it with an appropriate unwrapped gift that will be given to the parent for their child to open on Christmas morning. Cash donations can be made to the Christmas Hamper program at Community Services, 121 Point Ideal Drive and a tax receipt will be issued. Donations of non-perishable food items can also be dropped off at this location. For more information on the Christmas Hamper program, contact Angie Fournier at 250-749-6822.
☞ Official opening of the Lake’s new library
The official opening of the new Lake Cowichan branch of VIRL is Nov. 2 at 1 p.m. with a ribbon cutting, music by Darryl Alsbrook, cake and refreshments. See you there! • Cowichan Lake kids, ages five and under and their families can enjoy a half hour of story time on Thursday, Oct. 31 from 10:30 a.m. to 11 a.m., at the Lake Cowichan branch of the Vancouver Island Regional Library. Storytime is a great way to discover new picture books, rhymes and songs and to make friends and meet new families in the community.
☞ Halloween at the Lake
Get ready to get your spook-on this Oct. 31, as Cowichan Lake Recreation, Honeymoon Bay Community Society, and Mesachie Lake Volunteer Fire Department have all been preparing for a ghastly Halloween. On Thursday, the Honeymoon Bay Fire Department will play host to a Halloween costume party. Head down to the fire hall about 6 p.m. — the fire siren will sound — for some spooktacular fun followed by a fireworks display. Mesachie Lake fire hall will be howling with activity Thursday evening. Starting at 7 p.m. there will be hot dogs and cash prizes for a kids costume contest. CLR and volunteers have been working hard to set up this year’s haunted house at the Youbou Hall, set to open its doors on Oct. 31 at 5:30 p.m. The Haunted house will be followed by a costume contest and fireworks. The haunted house, costume contest, and fireworks are courtesy of Cowichan Lake Recreation, and the fireworks are facilitated by the Youbou Volunteer Fire Department.
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The best way to protect yourself and your family from the flu this season is to get immunized. For more information or to find out if you are eligible for a FREE flu shot visit viha.ca/ flu/ or call Health Link BC at 8-1-1. If you are eligible for a free flu shot, bring your Care Card to the local Flu Clinic at Kaatza Public Health, 58 Cowichan Avenue West, Lake Cowichan. They will be held on:
Wednesday, Oct. 30, 1:30 - 4 p.m. and Tuesday, Nov. 12, 9 a.m. - 11:30 a.m. Families with children can phone for an appointment at 250-749-6878.
☞ Kaatza Station Museum to honour Remembrance Day with new display
Kaatza Station Museum and Archives has had a exciting, busy summer. Visitors came from around the world. Now that things have settled down a bit they are preparing a few new displays. The first one will be in honour of Remembrance Day. This display will open on Nov. 4 and will close on Nov. 14. The museum will be open on Nov. 11 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. • Kaatza Station Museum’s other display is associated with their IWA display. It will tell, through photos and documents, the people involved with the union during the late 1940s and early 50s. The museum’s summer student, Megan Dalskog — granddaughter of Ernie Dalskog — is the curator for this display. • Seniors Tea: On Nov. 5 at 2 p.m. the museum will host a tea at the Bell Tower School — located behind the museum. Everyone is welcome. • In late November the museum will be decorated for Christmas. • The museum will be closed for winter break starting Dec. 20 and will reopen on Feb. 3. In January museum volunteers will open the museum on Thursdays: Jan 9, 16, 23 and 30 from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Please note that regular opening hours are Monday through Thursday from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.
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251 Government St. ,Duncan
En-TIRE-ly at your Service 250-749-6614
Storage • rVs • Campers • Boats • Sea Doos • atVs • trucks • Heavy Duty equipment
Commercial & Residential
Dangerous Tree Removal/Storm Prevention •
“Sharing the care.”
Topping, Limbing, Falling
Selective or Clear Cut Logging •
140 HP chipper for fast, efficient cleanup
Insured & Licensed • Free Estimates & Advice
VETERINARIAN Cowichan Veterinary Housecall Services
Tree Service •
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• Hot water heaters • Fiberglass tubs
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• Oil, Gas & Electric Furnaces • Heat Pumps • Refrigeration • Duct Cleaning
TOP SOIL • BARK MULCH COMPOST • SAND • GRAVEL
Specializing in delivering 1 - 5 yard loads. Bill: 250-701-5153
Vaccinations, de-wormer medical examinations, flea control, nutrition consults, microchips, vet products, minor surgeries, private euthanasia
250-932-5552 Dr. Brenda Bernhardt
Wednesday, October 30, 2013
THE LAKE COWICHAN GAZETTE
Made for each other. Get iPad at TELUS with Easy Tablet.
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With Easy Tablet*, take iPad mini home starting from $0 † up front on Canada’s most reliable ‡ 4G network.
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*Easy Tablet is only available to existing TELUS mobility customers with minimum three months’ tenure or greater and good payment history, subject to existing credit policy. Not available to customers on the credit limit program. Only available at participating locations. Customers must subscribe to an eligible monthly TELUS tablet rate plan ® in order to qualify for the Easy Tablet offer. The monthly Easy Tablet repayment charge is subject to applicable taxes. If the service agreement is cancelled before the end of the term, the remaining balance of the purchase price will be applied as a one-time charge to the account, along with a $50 cancellation fee in applicable provinces. Once the purchase price has been paid, the service will continue on a month-to-month basis without the monthly charge for the tablet. †16 GB iPad mini is $0 up front. You pay the rest of the purchase price over time by adding $19.12 per month to your monthly rate plan on a 2-year term. Taxes, long distance, additional airtime, roaming and pay-per-use charges are extra. ‡Based on testing of voice-call success rates, data-session completion rates and industry-standard call-quality measures against other national wireless service providers in metropolitan areas across Canada. TELUS and the TELUS logo are trademarks of TELUS Corporation, used under licence. TM and © 2013 Apple Inc. All rights reserved. All other trademarks are the property of their respective owners. © 2013 TELUS.
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*Easy Tablet is only available to existing TELUS mobility customers with minimum three months tenure or greater and good payment history, subject to existing credit policy. Not available to customers on the credit limit program. Only available at participating locations. Customers must subscribe to an eligible monthly TELUS tablet rate plan in order to qualify for the Easy Tablet offer. The monthly Easy Tablet repayment charge is subject to applicable taxes. If the service agreement is cancelled before the end of the term, the remaining balance of the purchase price will be applied as a one-time charge to the account, along with a $50 cancellation fee in applicable provinces. Once the purchase price has been paid, the service will continue on a month-to-month basis without the monthly charge for the tablet. †16 GB iPad mini is $0 up front. You pay the rest of the purchase price over time by adding $19.12 per month to your monthly rate plan on a 2 year term. Taxes, long distance, additional airtime, roaming and pay-per-use charges are extra. ‡Based on testing of voice-call success rates, data-session completion rates and industry-standard call-quality measures against other national wireless service providers in metropolitan areas across Canada. TELUS and the TELUS logo are trademarks of TELUS Corporation, used under licence. TM and © 2013 Apple Inc. All rights reserved. All other trademarks are the property of their respective owners. © 2013 TELUS.
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