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Wednesday, November 6, 2013

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Initial investigation: Three firms get orders

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udge Josiah Wood has lots of reading to do this month. The Duncan provincial court judge could set legal precedence by deciding if his sentencing options — in this case, for convicted local Mountie David Pompeo’s aggravated assault of Chemainus’ Bill Gillespie — can include a conditional discharge or a conditional sentence order. Neither are currently choices for an aggravated-assault conviction under the Canadian Criminal Code. Crown lawyers Carmen Rogers and Lesley Ruzicka explained — after dense delibera-

tions Thursday and Friday — Pompeo and his lawyer, Ravi Hira, are challenging Pompeo’s right to those sentence choices under Canada’s Charter of Rights. Wood said he had to make “a number of determinants” about constitutionality in the complex case. Based on his looming homework, Wood said he’d “try and be specific” when advising Crown and defence about his ruling by month’s end. A date for Pompeo’s sentencing will be fixed Nov. 19 in Duncan court. The maximum prison sentence he could get for shooting and wounding an unarmed Gillespie, on the night Sept. 18, 2009, is 14 years. Crown is seeking 18 months to two years

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less a day. “A sentence doesn’t have to be long to be severe,” noted Wood. Ideally, Hira wants a conditional discharge for Pompeo, 33. If that’s unavailable, he’d settle for a suspended sentence. If that’s unavailable, a conditional sentence — or finally, if need be, a 90-day intermittent sentence served in the community, Rogers explained. Ruzicka, a member of B.C.’s prosecutionsupport unit, told the court if a conditional discharge were available in Pompeo’s case, it would be contrary to the public interest. And that ruling, she noted, could then apply to other serious crimes, such as attempted murder with a weapon, and torture. more on page 19

orkSafeBC has issued orders to three firms in connection to the recent death of a Cowichan traffic flagger. Richmond’s Island Traffic Services Ltd. received two orders during WorkSafe’s ongoing probe into how Maggie Feeley, a Cobble Hill mother of three, was critically injured after being pinned by a Stone Pacific gravel truck Oct. 21 on the job on Beverly Street. She died in hospital on Oct. 23. Single orders were also given to the site’s prime contractor, Victoria’s O.K. Industries Ltd., and to Duncan’s Range E.L. Kincade. “There were a lot of contributing factors that led to this tragedy,” said WorkSafe’s Alexandra SkinnerReynolds. “Who knows what one single factor could have made a difference?” To prevent future incidents, the three firms involved in Feeley’s death were issued various orders on Friday based on the Occupational Health and Safety Regulation. WorkSafe staff found Island Traffic Services had no traffic-control plan in place to ensure all people on site were aware of the traffic-control Maggie Feeley: arrangements and procedures. died Oct. 23 Employers must ensure whenever traffic control is required, those plans must be known to all involved before work begins. WorkSafe also ruled Island Traffic Services’ worker Feeley did not indicate to the truck driver she was going into the hazardous area behind the truck. WorkSafe stipulates adequate safety procedures to minimize possible collisions in hazardous work areas. That means use of a traffic-control system; enforced speed limits of mobile equipment; and pedestrians and mobile equipment operators acknowledging each other’s presence before a person on foot enters a danger zone. Regarding Range Kincade, WorkSafe found the driver of the tandem gravel truck, with pup trailer, stopped to ask where to dump the load, “then proceeded to back up without using a method that would ensure it was safe to do so,” states WorkSafe. Regulations stipulate if an equipment operator’s view is blocked, that rig can’t move until action is taken to protect the operator and other workers. more on page 8

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UP FRONT Smoke signals

More study looking likely on Stoney Hill Road

The path to a new Stoney Hill Road may be paved with legal issues, and two more studies — possibly being debated today, North Cowichan’s mayor signaled. “We’re going to try and move ahead a little bit,” Jon Lefebure said of today’s 3 p.m. council meeting, “but I suspect council may decide to do archaeological and environmental assessments to see if the petitioner route has any chance of

success.” That and another route across Maple Bay Peninsula are under discussion. Council has received recent lawyers’ letters concerning legal issues surrounding the upgraded road council has agreed to provide residents footing much of the cost. “We had to take council into an in-camera (private) meeting to discuss legal stuff because of

Cowichan News Leader Pictorial 3 lawyers letters,” said Lefebure. “My whole discussion has been in-camera, so I can’t repeat any of it.” Council wants to examine ramifications of the planned $2-million, gravel road’s route — out to Octopus Point-area homes and other abodes branching from the municipal forest — before bylaws are passed, and work starts, Lefebure explained.

The Caycuse Volunteer Fire Department has 13 members with an average age of 60. Malcolm Chalmers

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f 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. “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 cap in hand looking for donations to fix the tire.” It’s a situation that has not gone unnoticed, said the Cowichan Valley Regional District’s area director. “No amount of effort has been spared to try and either facilitate some funding for them, or to get them a stable source of funding,” said Ian Morrison, who represents Cowichan Lake South/Skutz Falls. “They’ve taken a look at whether they could extend the Honeymoon Bay area and call them Honeymoon Bay No. 2. All sorts of time, effort and energy has been put into finding what would be the right fit to provide some stability for those people in Caycuse.”

The problem with funding for the hall starts and ends with the situation in Caycuse where some land is owned, and other parcels are leased, Morrison explained. “The major landowner is a forest company (TimberWest) and in order to tax, from a regional government perspective, you must have 50 per cent of the landowners holding 51 per cent of the value of the land for the area you wish to cover,” he said. “In order to create a specified service area, the residents and landowners have to petition to create a specified funding area — that’s the whole basis of how taxation works.” The former logging camp that sits about 20 kilometres outside Lake Cowichan on the south shore of the lake isn’t huge. In fact, while it swells to more than 300 families between Nitinat Lake and Honeymoon Bay during the summer months, only 14 families live in the former logging camp year round, said Couch. Despite the low population, the fire hall still managed to attract 13 volunteer members, including five women.

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“We have members from 46-years-old 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-inaid 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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Good intentions pave the road to Nitinat Wednesday, November 6, 2013

Circle route, part two? Effort underway to turn rough and ready route to the West Coast into an official public road

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paved route to Nitinat could be a road to riches, if some enterprising Cowichan folks get their way. Led by Ian Morrison, the Cowichan 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. The road to Nitinat Lake begins just where the pavement ends in Honeymoon Bay. It includes about 80 kilometres of winding, snaking logging roads starting along the south shore route of Lake Cowichan. “That’s provincial government highway jurisdiction because it’s a private industrial road,” Morrison said. “My understanding is TimberWest still owns most of it, but there are some small holdings — Island Timberlands, that sort of thing — but it’s a private road where they allow public access.” And there lies the rub, said Morrison. “If the bush is shut down because of fire or

Pots & Paraphernalia shop online at A proposal is being considerd to make this road in Cowichan’s west end public. snow or whatever, then they don’t maintain it.” Morrison said talks are “extremely preliminary,” but there have been a couple of meetings. “On 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 government’s part to explore this,” he said. “I think we at least gave (the province) an idea worth studying.” For Morrison, it’s a no-brainer. “Nitinat Lake has world-class windsurfing, there’s possibly other access to the federal park — there are tourism and job possibilities and lots of good reasons to get that to a public road status,” he said. Morrison again pointed to the Pacific Marine Circle Road as an example of what a little pavement can do for local economies. “The 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,” he said. “I 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. “I 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 it’s only mid-October.” Morrison said the chamber is expecting upward of 30,000 visitors in 2015. “There are motorcycle tours, cyclist tours over the weekend and just people going for a nice drive — all because of the Pacific Circle Route,” he said. Despite the good intentions, a paved road to Nitinat is probably a ways off yet, said Morrison. “It will probably end up being a multi-stage approach,” he said. “It’s really just a case now that we’ve made the (provincial) contacts; they have agreed to talk and communication lines are being set up.”

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Audrey Schroeder’s life is depending on a kidney donation sometime soon.

hawnigan Lake resident Audrey Schroeder desperately needs a new kidney. Her life depends on it. Schroeder, 40, is basically down to no kidney function from the effects of a disorder known as focal segmental glomerolosclerosis. She’s required to be on dialysis at the Duncan Community Dialysis Clinic three days a week — and sometimes four — for four hours at a time. The major problem for Schroeder is she has a rare B+ bloodtype. But the good news is a donor does not need to have the same bloodtype. “There are various ways someone can donate and there is a kidney-sharing

program as well,’’ explained friend Denise Gallant. Schroeder said she has her name on the transplant list, but so far there hasn’t been any luck finding someone to donate. It’s getting to a serious stage and Gallant is very concerned for her friend. “She’s exhausted all the time,’’ said Gallant. “She’s spending most of her life on dialysis. She’s so eager to get a kidney. There’s people that want to give kidneys. You just have to find them.’’ Schroeder currently goes to dialysis Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays. “Tuesdays and Thursdays I feel better than I do on dialysis days,’’ she said. “I take those days to get caught up on laundry and cleaning up.’’ Schroeder said she found out she had kidney disease when she was 13. But the seriousness of her condition really started to become apparent after giving birth to her third daughter 10 years ago at age 30. “It was just slowly going downhill,’’ Schroeder said.

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Zoning Amendment Bylaw No. 3759


South Cowichan Zoning Bylaw No. 3520

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Applicable to Electoral Area B – Shawnigan Lake; AND Applicable to Electoral Area A – Mill Bay/Malahat And Electoral Area C – Cobble Hill

As per Section 890(4) of the Local Government Act, the Cowichan Valley Regional District Board of Directors has reviewed Zoning Bylaw No. 3520 and Zoning Amendment Bylaw No. 3759, and found them to be consistent with the policies of the South Cowichan Official Community Plan Bylaw No. 3510. Therefore, a Public Hearing has been waived and the Board has directed that this Public Notice occur in its place. Bylaw No. 3520 received second reading, as amended, and Bylaw No. 3759 received first and second reading at the October 23, 2013 CVRD Special Board meeting. NOTICE is hereby given that the CVRD Board of Directors will consider reading a third time the above noted Bylaws at the regular Board meeting of November 13, 2013. 1. Shawnigan Lake Zoning Amendment Bylaw No. 3759 would amend Shawnigan Lake Zoning Bylaw No. 985 (1986) by: 1. Introducing an increased floor area limit of 85 square metres (914 square feet) for small suites and secondary suites; 2. The following new zones are created: A-2A Small Lot Agricultural (Special) – for the Island Daylily Farm site A-6 Agricultural Institutional – for the Girl Guides Camp Creina RR-2 Rural Residential 2 – for Goldstream Heights and Cougar Ridge area RR-4 Rural Manufactured Home Park – for Burnham Manufactured Home Park RR-5 Rural Manufactured Home Residential – for Shawnigan Station Subdivision R-4A Village Manufactured Home Park Residential 4A – For Shawnigan Lake Mobile Home Park 3. The entire eastern portion of Shawnigan Village, presently zoned R-2 (and one parcel is A-2) will be rezoned to R-3. 4. Four parcels of land in the Burnham-Empress Road area will be rezoned from A-2 to R-2. 5. Three parcels of land in the Nora Place-Shawnigan Mill Bay Road area will be rezoned from R-1 to R-2. 6. New daycare regulations are introduced, which link the number of children permitted to the size of the parcel of land. 7. New home-based business regulations are introduced for the following new zones: A-2A, A-6, RR-2 and RR-5. 2. South Cowichan Zoning Bylaw No. 3520 will replace Electoral Area A – Mill Bay/Malahat Zoning Bylaw No. 2000 (adopted in 1999) and Electoral Area C – Cobble Hill Zoning Bylaw No. 1405 (adopted in 1992). The intent of Zoning Bylaw No. 3520 is to implement the 2011 South Cowichan Official Community Plan and provide a modern and robust land use bylaw for the future of the affected Electoral Areas. Zoning Bylaw No. 3520 would be one comprehensive Zoning Bylaw with common terms and conditions for the two Electoral Areas, and it would also maintain distinct regulations for each community. Zoning Bylaw No. 3520 divides the lands and water surfaces within Electoral Areas A and C into 68 different zones. These zones are classified under the following general land use categories: Agricultural, Rural Resource, Rural Residential and Recreational, Village Residential, Rural Comprehensive Development, Village Comprehensive Development, Rural Commercial, Village Commercial, Industrial, Parks/Institutional and Water. Regulations within each zone typically include a list of permitted uses, minimum parcel size for subdivision, density (typically the number of dwelling units permitted per parcel of land or dwelling units per hectare), setbacks for buildings and structures, maximum permitted building height, and the degree to which land may be covered by buildings and impervious surfaces. Some zones contain other regulations – for example, requiring a parcel to be connected to community water and sewer services. In addition to the specific regulations concerning each zone described in Zoning Bylaw No. 3520, there are general regulations that apply to all lands and water surfaces, related to land use, siting of buildings and structures, subdivision, off-street parking and off-street loading spaces. There is also a list of definitions, for terms commonly used within the Bylaw. Subject Property Location: Zoning Bylaw No. 3520 affects all lands in Electoral Area A – Mill Bay/Malahat and Electoral Area C – Cobble Hill. Zoning Amendment Bylaw No. 3759 applies to some lands within the area on the map below, as described above.

In the case of O.K. Industries, WorkSafe found the prime contractor did not ensure all people on site were aware of hazards that could be created on site. Not all subcontractors attended a pre-job meeting; there was no traffic-control plan in place, no procedures for workers to follow when entering hazardous areas; no procedure for equipment operators to follow when there’s worker traffic on the ground, and no communication plan between equipment operators and traffic-control folks. “The prime contractor did not ensure all workers were given a site orientation, including those entering the site after start-up,” Worksafe states. All those items must be covered at the pre-job meeting. If workers or sub-contractors miss the meeting, the prime contractor must make sure they get orientation before starting work. Orders issued Friday are the start of WorkSafe’s investigation, Skinner-Reynolds stressed. Final findings could take six weeks. “These are just initial orders, not conclusive reasons why this young woman was killed. These are health and safety infractions at the site; the investigation will conclude what caused the accident.” “WorkSafe writes orders to any firm and they have to comply with the orders on this job site,” said Skinner-Reynolds. “We’re like the police of workplace health and safety.” And those orders for process and procedures must be carried to the three firms’ other sites too, she noted. “Enforcement starts with written orders. Penalties involve repeated non-compliance, and an egregious disregard for health and safety; enforcement accelerates if the problem isn’t fixed,” said Skinner-Reynolds. Penalties can involve fines based on an employer’s payroll — a smaller penalty for a smaller payroll firm, or, in some cases, jail time. A work site can also be closed if deemed unsafe, and posing imminent danger to health and safety.


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Invitation for Public Comments

regarding Cowichan Valley Trap & Skeet Club Request for Special Event Shoot The Cowichan Valley Trap & Skeet Club, located at 4505 Old Lake Cowichan Road, has forwarded a request to the Cowichan Valley Regional District to add two special event shoots to their 2014 shoot and practice schedule as follows: 1. Saturday, April 19 (additional shoot day); Sunday, April 20 (regular shoot day) 2. Saturday, May 3 (additional shoot day); Sunday, May 4 (regular shoot day)

A copy of the Bylaws and relevant support material may be inspected at the Regional District Planning & Development Department office, 175 Ingram Street, Duncan, B.C., from Wednesday, November 6, 2013, to Wednesday, November 13, 2013, between the hours of 8:00 a.m. and 4:30 p.m., Monday through Friday, except Monday, November 11th being the Remembrance Day statutory holiday. For further information, or if you have any questions, please call Mike Tippett, Manager, Planning & Development Department at 250-746-2620, or toll-free at 1-800-665-3955. A copy of the Bylaws and supporting material may also be viewed on the CVRD website at the following address: Phone: (250) 746-2500 Fax: (250) 746-2513 Email: Website:

The Cowichan Valley Regional District is inviting public comment regarding the special event shoots before they consider the request at an upcoming Electoral Area Services Committee meeting. You may submit your comments regarding this request to the CVRD Planning and Development Department at the address noted below or by email to Comments will be received up to 4:30 pm on Tuesday, November 12, 2013. If you have any questions, please contact Nino Morano, Bylaw Enforcement Officer, at 250-746-2620 (toll free 1-800-665-3955). Phone: (250) 746-2500 Fax: (250) 746-2513 Email: Website:

SIA appeal to be public

Wednesday, November 6, 2013

Unseal the deal: Soil treatment site arguments aren’t confidential, appeal board rules Peter W. Rusland

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ppeal proceedings by Shawnigan Lakers and regional directors, against permitted dirty-dirt treatment, won’t happen in

secret. Shawnigan Residents Association (SRA) is cheering after the Environmental Appeal Board rejected a request by South Island Aggregates (a.k.a., Cobble Hill Holdings) that its information, submitted to the EAB hearings, be confidential, and not released publicly. “CHH had argued it would be ‘inappropriate for the material filed herewith to make its way onto those websites,’” last Monday’s release by SRA’s Jason Walker says of SRA and Cowichan Valley Regional District sites. The SRA and CVRD are appealing SIA’s permit to treat five million tonnes of fuel-fouled soil in its Stebbings Road

pit. Both parties have also applied to the EAB for a soil-dumping stay while their permit-appeal proceeds. EAB chairman Alan Andison responded “...the appeal process is public in nature.” “Hearings are open to the public, and information provided to the board by one party must also be provided to all other parties to the appeal,” he says. “Moreover, once a document is filed with the board, it is a prima facie disclosable to the public.” “Everything about this is a public matter,” SRA director Calvin Cook states. “It’s our water source that is at stake, and any attempt to silence the SRA, or any other body or person, through the appeal board process is completely and wholeheartedly unacceptable.” Shawniganians and CVRD directors say they are committed to stopping SIA from running a contaminated-soil landfill in the Shawnigan Lake watershed, potentially risking the environment and drinking water. The CVRD also seeks a Supreme Court ruling on whether SIA’s provincial permit is valid if SIA lacks proper CVRD zoning for treating dirty-dirt.

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South Cowichan Zoning Amendment Bylaw No. 3749 - Applicable to Electoral Area A – Mill Bay/Malahat and Electoral Area C – Cobble Hill Zoning Amendment Bylaw No. 3758 - Applicable to Electoral Area B – Shawnigan Lake Zoning Amendment Bylaw No. 3750 - Applicable to Electoral Area D – Cowichan Bay Zoning Amendment Bylaw No. 3751 - Applicable to Electoral Area E – Cowichan Station/Sahtlam/Glenora Zoning Amendment Bylaw No. 3753 - Applicable to Electoral Area G – Saltair/Gulf Islands

As per Section 890(4) of the Local Government Act, the Cowichan Valley Regional District Board of Directors has reviewed Zoning Amendment Bylaws No. 3749 and 3758 and found them to be consistent with the policies of South Cowichan Official Community Plan Bylaw No. 3510; Zoning Amendment Bylaw No. 3750 has been found to be consistent with Cowichan Bay Official Community Plan No. 3605; Zoning Amendment Bylaw No. 3751 has been found to be consistent with Cowichan-Koksilah Official Community Plan Bylaw No. 1490; and Zoning Amendment Bylaw No. 3753 has been found to be consistent with Saltair/Gulf Islands Official Community Plan Bylaw No. 2500. Therefore, Public Hearings for the above noted Amendment Bylaws have been waived and the Board has directed that this Public Notice occur in place of hearings. NOTICE is hereby given that the CVRD Board of Directors will consider reading a third time the above noted Bylaws at the regular Board meeting of November 13, 2013. 1.

South Cowichan Zoning Amendment Bylaw No. 3749 would amend South Cowichan Zoning Bylaw No. 3520 by introducing a general regulation that does not permit medical marihuana grow operations that are licensed by Health Canada on any parcels of land other than those located in the I-1A and I-1B Zones at Bamberton in Mill Bay/Malahat. Additionally, for parcels upon which Health Canada-licensed grow operations are permitted, minimum setbacks from some other land uses would be established as shown below: For parcels upon which it is a permitted use, buildings and structures for medical marihuana growing and processing shall not be located within: (i) 50 metres of a parcel boundary in the Primary Agricultural (A-1) Zone; (ii) 100 metres of a parks or institutional zone; (iii) 300 metres of a residential or comprehensive zone.


Zoning Amendment Bylaw No. 3758 would amend Electoral Area B - Shawnigan Lake Zoning Bylaw No. 985 by introducing a general regulation that does not permit medical marihuana grow operations that are licensed by Health Canada on any parcels. Additionally, for parcels upon which Health Canada-licensed grow operations may be permitted, minimum setbacks from some other land uses would be established as shown below: For parcels upon which it is a permitted use, buildings and structures for medical marihuana growing and processing shall not be located within: (i) 50 metres of a parcel boundary in the Primary Agricultural (A-1) Zone; (ii) 100 metres of a parks or institutional zone; (iii) 300 metres of a residential or comprehensive zone.


Zoning Amendment Bylaw No. 3750 would amend Electoral Area D – Cowichan Bay Zoning Bylaw No. 1015 by introducing a general regulation that does not permit medical marihuana grow operations that are licensed by Health Canada on any parcels. Additionally, for parcels upon which Health Canada-licensed grow operations may be permitted, minimum setbacks from some other land uses would be established as shown below: For parcels upon which it is a permitted use, buildings and structures for medical marihuana growing and processing shall not be located within: (i) 50 metres of a parcel boundary in the Primary Agricultural (A-1) Zone; (ii) 100 metres of a parks or institutional zone; (iii) 300 metres of a residential or comprehensive zone.


Zoning Amendment Bylaw No. 3751 would amend Electoral Area E – Cowichan Station/Sahtlam/Glenora Zoning Bylaw No. 1840 by introducing a general regulation that does not permit medical marihuana grow operations that are licensed by Health Canada on any parcels. Additionally, for parcels upon which Health Canada-licensed grow operations may be permitted, minimum setbacks from some other land uses would be established as shown below: For parcels upon which it is a permitted use, buildings and structures for medical marihuana growing and processing shall not be located within: (i) 50 metres of a parcel boundary in the Primary Agricultural (A-1) Zone; (ii) 100 metres of a parks or institutional zone; (iii) 300 metres of a residential or comprehensive zone.


Zoning Amendment Bylaw No. 3753 would amend Electoral Area G Saltair/Gulf Islands Zoning Bylaw No. 2524 by introducing a general regulation that does not permit medical marihuana grow operations that are licensed by Health Canada on any parcels of land. Additionally, for parcels upon which Health Canada-licensed grow operations may be permitted, minimum setbacks from some other land uses would be established as shown below: For parcels upon which it is a permitted use, buildings and structures for medical marihuana growing and processing shall not be located within: (i) 50 metres of a parcel boundary in the Primary Agricultural (A-1) Zone; (ii) 100 metres of a parks or institutional zone; (iii) 300 metres of a residential or comprehensive zone.

A copy of the Amendment Bylaws and relevant support material may be inspected at the Regional District Planning & Development Department office, 175 Ingram Street, Duncan, B.C., from Tuesday, November 5, 2013, to Wednesday, November 13, 2013, between the hours of 8:00 a.m. and 4:30 p.m., Monday through Friday, except Monday, November 11th being the Remembrance Day statutory holiday. For further information, or if you have any questions, please call Mike Tippett, Manager, Planning & Development Department at 250-746-2620, or toll-free at 1-800-665-3955. A copy of the Bylaws and supporting material may also be viewed on the CVRD website at the following address: Phone: (250) 746-2500 Fax: (250) 746-2513 Email: Website:

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Control suites, yes, but also encourage them Get dense: City needs to encourage more basement, garage and granny suites


ometimes we shake our heads at the priorities of local government, and the slow pace of its decision-making process. But there are other times when they do something that just makes so much sense. Duncan’s solution to the question of illegal suites may not be moving forward with anything approaching any kind of speed, but it is the right one: make them legal. There may have been times when it made sense to limit the number of people living in a neighbourhood; More suites issues like traffic and character took precedence. a solution to That was before houses reached a the affordable median price of $379,000 and more than half of local renters were unable housing issue to find homes for less than 30 % of their household income. It was before seniors stopped being able to afford to live in their homes and their grandchildren started being forced out of the valley to find a place to call their own. Cowichan needs to create more housing options for people, and if it means more garages and basements being converted into rental suites, bring it on. And the proper place to start is the city. The city is not only best-equipped socially to deal with a dense population base, it also needs it. Every business in Duncan benefits from an influx of residents downtown, working and shopping. Density is also a key ingredient in the green, pedestrian-friendly community we are moving toward. But one does not have to make it that complicated. Homeowners need ways to subsidize their mortgages, renters need places to stay. The solution is obvious.

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

This we like

Another Halloween passes in the valley without anything that approaches the level of vandalism and dangerous, rowdy behaviour that has accompanied this holiday in the lowest of times. And for that we are grateful — grateful to local government for creating the proper regulations, to law enforcement people for maintaining the right climate, to parents for sending the right message, and the kids for being responsible.

Trick-or-treaters were well-behaved this year.

Mass consumption is not meeting our needs Maeve Maguire

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fter a trans-Pacific sailing trip from Australia to Hawaii via Japan, Newcastle yachtsman Ivan Macfadyen declared “the ocean is broken.” He encountered so much plastic debris he feared his boat would capsize, and observed an absence of bird life that had been so ubiquitous 10 years prior. He realized the birds were missing because there were so few fish for them to eat, in part due to large commercial boats fishing for tuna leaving the by-catch to die on the decks of their large trawlers. Daily on Facebook people are sharing news stories like Macfadyen’s, anecdotes about how consumerism is negatively affecting our world and our relationships. We read British comedian Russell Brand’s editorial in his country’s New Statesman magazine about the disparity between the rich and

the poor, and the affects the current political system has on the planet and its inhabitants. There was an article about how chef Jamie Oliver isn’t allowing his children to use smartphones, and from that article you could link to a video of American comedian Louis C.K. talking about how we use smartphones to escape from feeling deeply happy or sad. And there was an article about Mark Boyle, founder of the Free Economy movement, who gave up his 21st-century comforts to live without money for a year. Seven years later, he’s still living free because he’s happy. While their observations and statements aren’t proven, it’s impossible not to engage with their stories. They hit on a point that is getting harder to ignore: our material world has done the opposite of what Madonna’s song lyrics promised it would. We aren’t happier for it; and greed and envy have done exactly what David Suzuki has been saying they would for the past 50 years: harmed Planet Earth. It feels like we’re nearing a tipping point. That soon it will be socially unacceptable to buy fast

We’d like to think the crime of abusing a position of trust in order to steal more than $200,000 would come with serious consequences. We’d like to think they are more serious than 12 months of house arrest, six months under a curfew and some community service. But Ernestine Elliott got exactly that for her theft from the Cowichan Tribes Salmon Enhancement project.


fashion and fast food, and the majority of people will buy local, fresh, and handmade—especially people of means, which will reshape our economy and society into one that makes Planet Earth and us happy. And yet, even with all this noise, and momentum seemingly moving towards a change in the zeitgeist, we are still behaving the same. We still buy throw-away T-shirts made in Bangladesh, we live in enormous houses, and we compost a third of the food we buy. If Abraham Maslow were alive today, he would be disappointed in us. Maslow created the Hierarchy of Needs, which suggests people can achieve self-actualization — your best you — if certain criteria are met sequentially. The first step of the hierarchy is about meeting basic physiological needs of shelter, access to food, and a functioning body. Most of us have met these needs, as well as those of the next step — security. But here we are stuck. Our grandparents and parents lived in uncomfortable circumstances and were successful in building better lives for themselves and us,

but not without a cost. We have a chance to build on that success if the majority of us move beyond the focus on material growth toward loving relationships — step three of the hierarchy — which leads to greater self-esteem and respect of others, which ultimately leads to the best kind of society: one that encourages creativity, lacks prejudice, and promotes spontaneity. When we buy new kitchen appliances to replace perfectly good ones, we are simply upgrading our basic needs. We are no closer to a better life. Christmas is coming. This year, let’s aim higher. Maeve Maguire is a technical writer who lives and works in Maple Bay and writes monthly in the News Leader Pictorial. Visit her blog, or email her at

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Should liquor be sold in B.C. grocery stores? “I’m not completely opposed, but there are lots of considerations about (selling to) minors. What are the health issues? It would be OK if it’s sold in a secure area. You’d be opening up the market for businesses.”

Cheyenne Williams, North Cowichan

“In the U.S., liquor’s not even segregated in stores. As long as cashiers in B.C. are trained to ask for ID, it won’t make a big difference.”

Dustin Chappell, Sunshine Coast

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Government needs to give locals more control over their waterways

Halloween spirit alive and well in Shawnigan

Dear editor I would like to tell you how impressed I was with the children who came “trick or treating” on Halloween. I had about 125 come to the door that night and didn’t turn off the lights until 8:30 p.m. They were a great bunch this year. The costumes were wonderful and so many of them original. Swamp man was amazing. It was nice to see a good number of the parents dressed in costume too. At first I thought they were teenagers out early but then realized they were parents when they didn’t come for candy. All the children were very polite and every single one of the young visitors I had said thank you. I would like to congratulate all of you and say to your parents “you can be very proud of your children and the job you are doing.” Well done. Ann Mitchell

In my opinion: cut the red tape


ne of the persistent issues that I heard about in my community office is the use of our waterways. While many concerns are about the water itself, from the flow-rate of the Cowichan River, to on-going concern about the protection of the ShawniShawnigan Beach Estates. gan watershed, the use of vessels on inland waterways is a concern for many. Halloween a bully house of horrors That’s why New Demoin Maple Bay Andrew Leong crats have introduced a Dear editor Hundreds attended the Valleyview Centre’s 11th-annual Halloween Extravaganza fireworks spectacular display, motion that would acMy 12-year-old son and his 11-year-old celerate the process for local Jean Crowder: including a large bonfire, Thursday. changes requested municipalities or regional friend dressed in their colourful Halloween districts to request changes costumes and prepared to trick or treat in up and soon encountered a large group is not an area the city has a lot of experience our neighbourhood. They intended to make walking down the middle of the street. He with, and it provided many challenges. After to the vessel operation restriction regulations their way to the top of the Properties where confronted them, but they denied terrorizing several months of contact with different Chi- from Transport Canada. The text of the motion is: “That, in the my husband was accompanying our younger the boys. My son and his friend were certain nese suppliers, and various attempts to find opinion of this House, the government should, child and some other children. About 30 it was the same group that had chased them. a method of payment that provided some minutes after the boys left, I received a frantic If your teenage son was roaming around assurance to the city, the city abandoned this following consultations with provinces, territories, municipalities, and First Nations, carry phone call from a stranger’s home — it was on Halloween night in the Maple Bay area, approach and then looked locally (B.C.) to a review of the Vessel Operation Restriction my son calling to tell me he and his friend had please consider what he might have been up attempt to locate a supplier. Some suppliers out Regulations with the objective of facilitating been chased and threatened with bodily harm to. This was bullying at its worst. My child could make a statue, but at an amount that and accelerating the process allowing local by a group of non-costumed older teens. and his friend were traumatized — plain and was more than the Chow’s contribution. administrations to request restrictions regarding They were happily trick or treating on simple. Neither boy slept much that night, Things were looking bleak until in October the use of vessels on certain waters, in order to Chippewa Road when they realized they still anxiously pondering what could have of 2012 the city began discussions with Al improve how waters are managed, public safety, were being followed by a group of at least happened had the mob caught up to them. Kipp of Al’s Asian Treasures in Chemainus. and the protection of the environment. 20 older kids. They tried to ignore the large This incident was so terrifying for them. Nei- Al had a contact in China, who was able Motion M-441 would give local administragroup, but the teens began swearing at them, ther can understand why anyone would be to secure a statue of the desired style, and tions a faster, more effective and more predictthreatening to beat them up and steal their so mean and I am so incredibly disappointed within budget. Al was a pleasure to work able tool to better regulate the inland waters candy. As the younger boys ran away, the my son and his friend were forced to endure with, and was very accommodating when they have responsibility for, whether to improve mob began throwing lit firecrackers at them. something so negative on what was supthere was a slight defect that needed correct- how waters are managed, public safety, or the Terrified, my son and his friend sought posed to be a fun and carefree evening. ing upon delivery. The city would appreciprotection of the environment. refuge at a home on Haida, where the Shawna Cadieux ate it if you could highlight the assistance It would amend article four of the regulations, concerned homeowners allowed them to use Maple Bay that Al’s Asian Treasures provided the city enacted under the Canada Shipping Act, which the phone to call me. The older boys then in securing this important piece of art that imposes restrictions on boating on waters or proceeded to destroy the carved pumpkins helps to recognize the contributions of the parts of waters listed in its schedules. the kind homeowners had just placed out for Local business vital in obtaining Chinese community in Duncan. Municipalities request, through the provintrick or treaters to enjoy. Peter de Verteuil, Confucius statue for the city cial government, that the federal government My husband immediately picked the boys CAO, City of Duncan Dear editor designate a body of water or impose additional After reading your recent story on the restrictions. city’s unveiling of the Confucius Statue, it Although the provinces have jurisdiction over Rimmer’s honour well-earned became clear the city should provide adriver banks and lakes as well as powers with Dear editor ditional details on the challenges faced when regard to the environment, navigation (both It was so great to hear Dr. Tom Rimmer bringing a seven-foot statue from China, and has been recognized for his hard work and “Are drivers disrespectful of flagger safety?” commercial and recreational) falls exclusively how helpful a local business was in making You answered: (58 votes) under the federal government. dedication to our community. I’ve had the this a reality. New Democrats heard that many stakeholders privilege of working with Dr. Rimmer and 75 per cent NO As reported, the Chow family donated and municipalities are unhappy with the procehave seen how much he cares about his funds to purchase a Confucius statue and dure, which they find long, complex and costly. patients. Congratulations! To vote on the next Question of the Week, log onto the requested the city locate one for them. Staff It obliges municipal authorities to engage Rachael Murphy-Boteler web poll at spent considerable time investigating suppli- comments submitted at in a time-consuming process that includes a ers and a trade broker to clear customs. This three-part public consultation process; a review of non-regulatory solutions; submission of a request for restrictions for the body of water concerned; and a complex review process whereby the Office of Boating Safety reviews the matter. 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NOTICE OF OTHER VOTING THETIS ISLAND RESIDENTS AND RATEPAYERS ASSOCIATION ANNUAL FINANCIAL CONTRIBUTION SERVICE AMENDMENT REFERENDUM, 2013 PUBLIC NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN to the electors of the Thetis Island Residents and Ratepayers Association Annual Financial Contribution Service Area, within a portion of Electoral Area G – Saltair/ Gulf Islands, that a vote will be held on the following question: “Are you in favour of the Board of the Cowichan Valley Regional District adopting “CVRD Bylaw No. 3713 – Thetis Island Residents and Ratepayers Association Annual Financial Contribution Service Amendment Bylaw, 2013”, that authorizes the CVRD to increase the maximum annual financial contribution to the Thetis Island Residents and Ratepayers Association, (TIRRA), from $40,000 up to $100,000 per year to assist TIRRA with costs associated with the operation, collection and transportation of solid waste and recycling materials on Thetis Island”? YES



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mobile home on the Cowichan Tribes reserve, and a blaze in three townhomes, kept North Cowichan firemen hopping in a 24-hour stretch last week. South-end fire chief Rob MacDowell said Thursday’s 4 p.m. fully-engulfed fire on Cowichan Tribes land off Boys Road destroyed a white abode on blocks, as a dozen members used three rigs to battle the blaze. There were no injuries. MacDowell was unsure if the home was insured. Fourteen hours later, fire damaged

three attached townhomes in the Heron’s Way complex on Friday. That 2 a.m. blaze caused smoke damage to one unit, and burn damage to the other two, he said. Again, no injuries resulted during the fire in what MacDowell believed were insured units 19, 20, and 21. The blaze burned the roof off the kitchen of one unit; another unit had its bedroom roof burned, MacDowell said. “There’s some structure damage to repair,” he said, figuring those fixes could take several months. The fires were under a probe by Rob Clark, assistant to the fire commissioner.

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• • • LIVING RIGHT IN COWICHAN • • • • • • • • • • • • •


Welcome to the latest in News Leader Pictorial specialty sections designed to give you a chance to focus on a particular area of Cowichan Valley living. Health and Wellness explores exactly what you would expect: stories about challenges

and triumphs in achieving healthy living. Health and Wellness joins Island Style (fashion), Cowichan Family (children and parents) and The Good Life (over-55) in our monthly rotation of specialty sections, as well as the new weekly Driveway automobile section.

My Life with Asperger Syndrome Book: Local man hopes his memoir can build understanding Ashley Degraaf

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owichan’s Duncan Ewing is wanting folks to step into the foreign territory he’s been living in since he was diagnosed with Asperger’s syndrome at age six. “Having Asperger’s syndrome is like we have landed in a foreign country...,” writes the 25-year-old in the introduction of his new book My Life with Asperger Syndrome. “It is like we’ve landed in a location that is not custom to us, it is like we are aliens on a planet filled with humans. “Thus these humans are so normal in that they interact with others and blend into society just like anyone else, but we feel like outcasts, we cannot blend in quite as easily.” Ewing’s Aperger’s awareness book/memoir was released online last spring. He hopes to spread information on Asperger’s as well as give folks an idea of what he and many others with the syndrome have and are going through.

“My experience growing up, I always felt like an outcast,” Ewing said. “My experience at Cowichan Secondary School was a very bad experience.” Asperger’s syndrome, also called Asperger’s disorder, is a pervasive developmental disorder that involves the delayed development of many skills, most notably the ability to socialize with others, communicate, and to use imagination. Children with Asperger’s syndrome typically function better than those with autism. Children with Asperger’s generally have normal intelligence and near-normal language development, although they may develop problems communicating as they get older. Ewing was born in Terrace and lived in Prince George before he and his family moved to the Cowichan Valley in 1995. He attended Alexander elementary, Quamichan middle and Cowichan secondary schools. He received his high school diploma in 2006, then an arts degree in 2011 from Vancouver Island University. He plans to get a second degree in psychology, and eventually become a counsellor. “I come from a gifted and very intelligent family,” Ewing writes in My Life. “I have a grandfather who was a doctor and one of the


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Duncan Ewing has written the book on Asperger’s syndrome.

best in Canada in the late 20th Century. I have many talented family members and was given a sense of perseverance, my name meaning dark warrior which means to fight through conflict and strife. “I have learned how to fight through every aspect of my life and have shown great determination in everything I do.” Ewing began experimenting with writing after a close friend of his died.

“My family and friends pushed me to write more and saw I had a gift,” he said. At first, he took a free-writing type approach to My Life, but then began structuring his stories chronologically. My Life includes chapters on experiences from grade, middle and high school, as well as present life and work, and benefits and myths about Asperger’s. more on page 16


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• • • HEALTH & WELLNESS • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • •

Coach awarded national honour Lisa Pink: Therapeutic riding instructor honoured for her work with horses and special people

Peter W. Rusland

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eeing a glow of self-confidence on faces of challenged riders is the biggest reward for horse instructor Lisa Pink. Still, the Cowichan Therapeutic Riding Association head coach was stoked to recently receive national honours with the Andrea Gillies Award for Outstanding Instructor. “We’re all proud of what we do — the award was a surprise,” Pink said of her Gillies prize from the Canadian Therapeutic Riding Association. She took the salute in stride. “You tend to just keep carrying on. I just thought it was the best pat on the back; you feel you’re doing the best thing.” So does CTRA’s staff, riders and their families connected to the celebrated facility at Providence Farm. “I know CTRA’s one of the top facilities in Canada, and we’ve had that for a long time,” said Pink, 46, who became a horse person at age four. “It’s because of our coaching staff; we educate ourselves and want to stay on top of things — we’re all proud of what we do.” Pink’s done horse work at CTRA for some 26 years; 15 as head coach.

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“I originally volunteered when (CTRA boss) Jane James wanted to start the program. “I volunteered one of my horses and me for a couple of hours a week. I left for a bit because I was competing,” the Altamont Stables owner said. “Jane asked me to be part of an exam and she roped me in.” Pink progressed to various certified-instructor exams during the past two decades. “I came to the program with coaching creditation for able-bodied (folks).” She later wrote exams for certification as a CanTRA coach. “I’ve been given the title ‘coach’ — it’s one above instructor.” But teaching is merely part of giving an inner boost to CTRA riders, spanning special kids to seniors. “It’s the interaction with the horse, it’s a high interaction, whether they’re on the horse or not,” the international show-jumper said. “There’s the social aspect of it as well; the mobility of being on a horse. A lot of these people are always dictated to about whether they can or can’t do something — in a chair, they’re looking up at people; on a horse, their disability is unrecognizable.” But riders recognize a sense of control, she said, “as opposed to someone else controlling them.” “Now they’re up looking down at us.” Benefits include muscle strengthening and normalization, she explained An average CTRA program, and its stable of a dozen mounts, can see 85 students a week, depending on the weather.

“Progression can be quite slow, but when there’s a progression, small or big, it’s so rewarding,” she said. “It’s huge self confidence for the person who has progressed.” Pink gave a hint of her hard-won horse sense. “The horse pays attention to the student through body language. “Some students don’t speak. It’s all to do

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Asperger’s syndrome has only recently been recognized as a unique disorder. For that reason, the exact number of people living with it is unknown. While it is more common than autism, estimates for the United States and Canada range from one in every 250 children, to one in every 10,000. Asperger’s is four times more likely to occur in males than females and usually is first diagnosed in children between the ages of two and six years. Ewing’s goal with My Life was to shine a light on the disease as well as to show folks with Asperger’s there’s a place out there for them as well. “I encourage all that are reading this book to reflect on your personal experiences and focus on the positive rather than negative,” he writes. “Don’t worry about the social awkwardness or lack of empathy but on the strengths and gifts you have.” My Life is available online both at amazon. com and Ewing can be contacted by email at ewing.duncan47@

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• • • HEALTH & WELLNESS • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • •

VIU students warm up to Warmland health model Unique situation? VIU group studies how nurse practitioner helping the homeless

Lindsay Chung

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group of five Vancouver Island University nursing students is working to reduce the stigma that homeless people encounter. And as part of that work, they’ve been learning more about how the role of a nurse practitioner can impact the health of the homeless. Josh Mabey, Marnie Squires, Sophie Minette-Crow, Mark Mohun-Smith and Jennifer Etty are in their final year of VIU’s Bachelor of Science in Nursing program. They chose Warmland House in Duncan as the site of their fourth-year community practice placement and research project. Etty suggested working with Warmland House to the students, who all liked the idea of giving back to their home community through working with the clients and staff at the homeless shelter and transition house facility. With the help of their professor, Lori Evans, they were able to secure the placement. “It was a way of giving back to the Cowichan Valley,” explained Mabey. “We were there observing, listening, building relationships. “All our group is passionate about marginalized people in society, in particular homeless people. Our goal in giving back was to gain an

understanding of homelessness, gain empathy toward the homeless and combat that stigma of the homeless person.” The students dedicated time between January and April in work experience with clients and staff at Warmland House. They observed how the range of services provided under one roof impacts the homeless adults who have found their way there. In particular, the students became interested in learning more about how the nurse practitioner role interacts with clients at Warmland, along with other in-house services in place to help homeless people at the facility. “Warmland offers a lot of different programs under one roof,” said Mabey. “They meet their basic needs of shelter, safety, food, clothing, but they also have a kitchen, a foot care clinic, and a nurse practitioner working there twice a week. That’s the role we’re interested in looking at in the research.” Mabey says group members don’t believe there is another nurse practitioner working out of a homeless shelter. “It creates access to care because a lot of clients don’t have access to a doctor,” he said. “It meets a lot of (the clients’) basic needs, but what we saw there that was unique was a sense of community.” The five students have developed a research proposal that seeks to investigate how the nurse practitioner works with the homeless within the larger therapeutic community at Warmland. This will provide a starting point for a comparison of how this health care role functions in similar settings within the region. Mabey says the project has been very interesting, and they’ve learned a lot.


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Lori Evans, a professor in VIU’s Bachelor of Science in Nursing program (left), is supporting five students — Josh Mabey, Marnie Squires, Mark Mohun-Smith, Sophie Minette-Crow and Jennifer Etty — in their work experience and research project at Warmland House. “I’ve always pictured the panhandler on the side of the street, but of course that’s not the case — that’s only one type; there are lots of unseen types of homelessness, people who couch-surf or lose their house and have to move in with a friend or relative,” he said. “There are so many of us who are at risk of homelessness. It was interesting to learn the clients’ experiences and their life stories at




Warmland.” Mabey, who used to work at the mill in Crofton before going to school at VIU, says he went into nursing because he’s a people person and he likes helping. “My dad was from a mental health caring background, and I kind of see myself going that way as well,” he said. “I’m passionate about caring for people.”

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y the way, did you hear: • Congrats to all involved with the Oct. 26 Maggie Feeley Bottle Drive. Sophy Roberge of Island Return It tells us 100,000 units were dropped off for recycling, resulting in more than $8,000 in funds — one of the largest bottles drives in the depot’s history. On top of that, community members also donated $2,400 in cash. “Despite the tragic events that brought us all out, we are honoured and grateful to be a part of such a strong, supportive and caring community,” Gill Polard, Island Return-It marketing co-ordinator said. We would like to thank Julie Grimsson, a volunteer who spearheaded this fundraiser and was absolutely instrumental in its success. Despite the fact Julie never knew Maggie, she threw herself into her goal of raising funds for Maggie’s family.” • Duncan Christian School’s Leon Van Essen passes along a big thank you to those who helped in the school’s annual Rice Raiser Event at Thrifty Foods in Duncan. As a result, 1,852 kilograms of rice with an approximate dollar value of $5,546 was purchased. Thrifty Foods subsidized the rice and donations totaling $920 were also collected, matched times four by CIDA, (Canadian International Development Agency), resulting in a contribution of $4,600

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Valley people Name: Michele Lillew Occupation: pharmacy technician Age: 44 Hometown: Duncan If you get a chance go see: Cloudy With a Chance of Meatballs 2 Right now I am reading: Hallowen Cakes I’m listening to: Justin Timberlake At least once everyone should: try the McNabb’s hay maze Most people don’t know I: am truly shy Proudest or happiest moment: the birth of my son Brian Embarrassing moment: I was a banker opening an important account and a printer cartridge blew up all over my white suit If I was appointed queen of the valley I would: fill the potholes on Canada Avenue Before I die: I want to land an axel jump in figure skating Words I live by: be the change you want to see in the world

for international hunger relief. • More thank-yous from Jim and Jackie Barker of the Garden House Foundation for the support of the sixth-annual Garden House Foundation charity book sale held recently at Bonner School. The event generated $10,800 – their best sale ever. The foundation will reach $70,000 by the end of December and is on track to hit $100,000 in 2015. Instrumental this year were two Bonner Grade 7 classes and their teachers, Dave Posey and Myra Rogers, as well as Chris Waddell and the Island Savings Youth Team, and a bevy of adult volunteers. • The official results of the Maple Mountain trail opening are in. According to Dan Robin, 171 mountain bike riders signed in and 61 hikers. Of that, more than half the hikers were ages 60 to 80 years old. Since many participants missed the sign-in, organizers estimated the actual number of participants at about 250. The Cowichan Trail Stewardship Society is spearheaded by Robin Kenyon, Bruce Muir, Cal and Jane Kaiser, Riley McIntosh and Beverly Seip. Exciting things happening for you, your friends or your family that you want to share with your community? Send me a quick email at We’d love to spread the word.

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Judge Wood says he does not think Pompeo wanted to shoot Gillespie Wednesday, November 6, 2013

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have clouded his judgement into believing Gillespie was reaching into a pocket for a weapon when he and friend Dale Brewer were stopped by Pompeo and his partner in a Chemainus driveway. “Threat cues lead you to believe there’s a weapon,” Wood said of a 59-second window when Pompeo reverted to his training, and lowered his moral culpability. Wood also noted what he called Pompeo’s failure to engage in situational reassessment as the night’s events unfolded. Hira cited 41 letters testifying to Pompeo’s commitment as a concerned cop and community booster. Still, Wood remained concerned about Pompeo’s actions. “This was not one of those cases,” he said of Pompeo’s commendable career. Ruzicka noted, “In this case, mitigating circumstances don’t offset aggravating circumstances.” Hira explained hard jail time could be seen as cruel and unusual punishment, given convicts can deliver rough, possibly lethal, justice to police

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Friday’s case law-loaded proceedings heard Hira relate a Canadian case where a criminal received a suspended sentence, plus three years’ probation, for the “vicious” aggravated assault of a woman. But Pompeo’s shooting of Gillespie “wasn’t directed at abusing him,” Hira noted. Wood accepted that idea. “I don’t think Const. Pompeo wanted to shoot this man (Gillespie), but his training mandated it.” And Pompeo’s adherence to stringent RCMP training sits at the centre of what’s bugging Wood. “It’s a question of (an officer’s) breach of (public) trust, and the degree to which it was abused,” the patient judge said. “I’m not sure there’s not a significant role that he’s at the fault of use-of-force training; that’s what troubles me most about this case.” During the past 8 1/2 months of testimony, court heard how Pompeo’s fear-based stress may


David Pompeo arrives at the Duncan courthouse Friday morning.

officers behind bars. Wood understood the risks of prison life Pompeo could face, even under protective-custody orders. “The reality is, if there’s a security issue, it means 23 hours a day in your jail cell, and an hour in the yard.” Besides, explained Hira, Pompeo is a family man who had an unblemished police-service record, until shooting Gillespie. Hira also pointed to a bevy of police-training courses Pompeo — still working for the RCMP in Nanaimo — has taken since his conviction to understand and prevent what went wrong on the night that left a slug inside Gillespie. The convicted constable told Judge Wood an RCMP disciplinary code of conduct investigation had started, but is now in abeyance. Pompeo’s apology in court Friday was cold comfort to Gillespie. “It’s a little too little, too late,” he told the News Leader Pictorial. “I believe Mr. Pompeo was sincere, but he’s never said anything (apology) until today.”


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A progressive faith community, nurturing peace, working for justice, exploring and celebrating our faith together. “We warmly welcome you”

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Society, 6118 Lane Rd. Duncan

(off Sherman) Sylvan United Church (250) 709-3630 (lv. message) Rev. Dr. Murray Groom Sunday Service 10 am Sunday Service 10:30 am 250.743.4659

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Rev. Dr. Murray Groom

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For more information Call 746-7432 or

Taize Service 1st Sunday of the month at 7:00 pm

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(Corner of Ingram & Jubilee) Sunday Celebration Contemporary Worship Service at 10 am

985 Shawnigan Mill Bay Rd 985 Shawnigan Mill Bay Rd Mill Bay Mill Bay

St. Peter’s Anglican

United Church of Canada

Sunday Journey Program for children and youth

Sunday Service 10 am

1775 Tzouhalem Rd., Duncan, BC V9L 5L6


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(next to Frances Kelsey School)

(next to Frances Kelsey School)

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Rev. Dr. Murray Groom

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5530 River Road, Duncan The Anglican Church of

St. John the Baptist South Cowichan 3295 Cobble Hill Rd., Cobble Hill Office 250-743-3095

A Community of Compassion and Hope Sunday Services: 9:15 am – Holy Communion 11:00 am – Choral Service of Holy Communion Nourish Your Mind... Nurture Your Spirit

(behind the Native Gym at the round about)

Welcome All! (Rev 7:9-10)

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First Sunday of the month – one service at 10 am with Communion Allof other Sundays – services and First Sunday the month-one serviceatat910 am10:30 with am Communion. 250.746.7413 All other Sunday Services at 9 & 10:30 am First Sunday of531 theHerbert month –Street one service at 10 am with Communion (off Government) All other Sundays – services at250.746.7413 9 and 10:30 am 250.746.7413 531 Herbert Street (off Government) 531 Herbert Street (off Government)




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The ‘60s with a smile


Kenny Shaw and Brian Temple are bringing their very popular 60’s music/comedy show to the Crofton area baby boomers and everybody who likes golden oldies. They team Friday in comedy music show that’s all about the

Still, waters runs deep

time when rock and roll was fun. You know you’re going to have a “blast” with these two fun guys when the “Twist” contest breaks out. They will be at the Crofton Hotel Nov. 8. Cover charge is $15.

With a perspective nurtured by a childhood in the remote wilds of the B.C. rainforest and a spirituality fertilized by the medicinal traditions of the Amazon, Michael Waters is a unique musical voice. That voice can be heard Friday

when he returns to the Duncan Garage Showroom Waters will fuse Mozart, Amazonian medicine chanting and psychedelic chill to transport audiences to far horizons. Tickets for the 8 p.m. show are $17 in advance $20 at the door.

Author Authentic to the core Finding your core essence: Local author’s muse calls her home Ashley Degraaf

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n the past two years, Lorianne Demers received two very strong messages from First Nations elders. And as much as both pieces arrived to Demers in two very different locations — one from a small town in South Africa, and the other in northern Ontario — they both essentially advised her, “It’s time to come home.” “At first I thought it meant physically but now I know they meant to my people,” said the author of recently published self journey book Authentic to the Core. “What I’m looking for, in the next years, is to extend my work with the First Nations. I’ve never worked on the Island, I’ve just lived here. “That coming home message was wonderful.” In Authentic to the Core, Demers and co-author Rich Orlesky challenge readers to remember who they are, discover what they love and be true to themselves. Demers, an Ontario native, has Metis ancestry and when she’s spending time at her home in Maple Bay, she often finds herself interested and invested in the Cowichan Tribes culture. Demers also calls Calgary home, and it’s Calgary where most of her clients are from. Demers leads a company she created that’s focused on executive coaching and core alignment coach training programs. She’s been coaching for

courtesy Lori-anne Demers

Lori-anne Demers has been teaching personal power programs for 20 years. more than 20 years. In the meantime, the 56-year-old just released her first book, which is very similar to messages in her personal power programs she started teaching 15 years ago. “The internationally accredited master level coach developed the program utilizing ritual, metaphor, innovative ideas and spirited dialogue in a way to nurture participants’ expanded awareness of their own ‘core essence’ and authentic self,” states a press release. “The program became so popular that it has since transformed the lives of those from the non-profit sector to CEO’s and executives, and has taken place in locations as varied as private island retreats to corporate boardrooms. “In recent years, it became clear that demand for the program had since outgrown the format of an intimate retreat. People have been asking me about writing this book

for the past 10 years,” said Demers from an airport in Calgary. It was a series of events, starting with a sabbatical she took when her mother was dying, that unleashed the writing processes. Her mother died shortly after she booked the time off work, meaning she now had a full year off to come to grips. “In a way, it was the gift my mother gave me,” she said. Demers remembers many sleepless nights that year, and usually she would wake at 3 a.m. That’s when the ideas would infiltrate her rest. “It was Halloween night and I was at The Brig in Maple Bay, with some friends and they could tell something was going on and asked, ‘Is there anything that we can help you with?’ “I woke up the next morning with three clear sentences, “Remember who you are, discover what you love, and be true to yourself,” said Demers. That ended up being the basis of book. “I want everyone to have the opportunity to have the tools to live their life true to themselves and their nature,” Demers stated in the press release, explaining why she transferred her teachings from her programs onto paper. “I realized writing a book would get the message out to a much larger audience than we could doing personalized retreats.” “This book is a manual to live from the depths of the truth of who you are… a way to live from the energy of your truth,” praised Neuroscientist Dr. Joan C. King. Authentic to the Core was launched September in Calgary and Maple Bay.

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Samantha Beach of Nanaimo competes in Premier 16 & Over during the 19th-annual Duncan Highland Dance Competition host by the Cowichan Valley Highland Dance Association on Saturday at Cowichan Theatre.

Once Upon A Night fundraiser celebrates the arts

Chemainus Theatre fundraiser A Nov. 16 gala will raise money to support the theatre’s functions, education and outreach Ross Armour

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Andrew Leong

Smanatha Currie — seen here holding one of the title characters in Chemainus Theatre’s Chickens — is among the Nov. 16 Once Upon A Night gala performers at the Chemainus Theatre.

hemainus Theatre’s gala fundraiser Once Upon A Night will raise the curtain the night of Saturday, Nov. 16. The gala will feature a wide selection of artists, as well as a silent auction table, with all money raised going toward the functions of the theatre itself. “Once Upon A Night is about storytelling and celebrating the arts, and we are fundraising to benefit the theatre,” said project

manager Jennifer Lee Fairweather. Earlier this year, Chemainus Theatre received a number of donated pieces of Arthur Vickers artwork valued at $100,000, explained Fairweather. Vickers is a renowned Vancouver Island artist based in Cowichan Bay, and his work is based on Canada’s West Coast. Ten of the art pieces have been placed in an online auction that is underway in the lead up to the gala, and that auction closes the night before the show. The night of the gala, Fairweather explained, a “super silent auction” will be available for the audience to browse and spend on, as well as a variety of live entertainment from artists such as Samantha Currie and jazz vocalist Zandra Burns. Asked why specifically people should come to this particular gala, Fairweather said, “From the point of view of the people (coming), they’ll be able to be around people who

support the Chemainus Theatre and do so themselves.” “It’s a great opportunity to have a wonderful evening and do some Christmas shopping via our silent auction as well,” she added. “We’ve had tremendous support from a lot of local businesses who have donated merchandise and vouchers.” The funds raised will also help support an education and outreach program, according to Fairweather, as well as specific theatre needs. “This will help us to continue to attract the best talent available to the Chemainus Theatre, be it directors, designers, actors or artists,” she said. “Lots of resources, time and energy go into a theatre production, and the Chemainus Theatre has built up a reputation of being an outstanding one.” Doors open at 6:30 p.m. the night of Nov. 16, and tickets are $40 and are available from the box office at 250-246-9820.

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local musician Kent Ball at the open mike, 7 to 10 p.m. the first Thursday of every month at the The Hub in the old Cowichan Station School. Suggested donation $5, please RSVP to, or by calling 250-748-7433.

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Wednesday Chemainus Senior Center Jam: An open acoustic jam, 55 years and older held every week at the Chemainus Seniors Centre, 7:10 to 10:10 p.m. $1 per person.

Music Jam: Open mike night, 7 p.m., Oak & Carriage Pub, 3287 Cowichan Lake Rd., Duncan. No cover. Call 250-746-4144.

Valley Seniors Organization: for seniors 55 and older. Bus trips, carpet bowling, whist, bridge, crib, three bands, a choir, billiard tables and more. 198 Government St., six days a week, 7 a.m. to 3 p.m. Call 250-746-4433.

Cowichan Agricultural Society meets the first Wednesday of every month at CAS’s headquarters, at 5855 Clements St. at 7 p.m. To learn more about the Cowichan Agricultural Society and future events, check out CAS’s website:

Thursday Searching for Sauerkraut: Holly Howe demonstrates the art of making (and tasting!) sauerkraut at the Cowichan library in the Island Savings Centre at the Cowichan Library, 11 a.m., 2687 James St., Duncan. Maple Bay Elementary Holiday Bazaar: local vendors displaying products and baked goods, 5:30 to 8:30


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Karen Allen, Brainwave Optimization Technologist, of Brainwave Harmonics monitors the brainwave of Michelle Plain at the Small Business Week Showcase presented by the Duncan Cowichan Chamber of Commerce at the Duncan Travelodge and Conference Centre on Oct. 23. p.m., Maple Bay Elementary, 1500 Donnay Dr., Duncan. Admission by donation of non-perishable food to the Food Bank.

Jam Night at the Hub: join

McKeen and Jones: Live music at the Cow Bay Pub, 6 p.m. Aglow International Canada: “Draw near to Hear” miniconference with Wanda Fost, National Prayer Director, 7 p.m. Drop in $20 at Providence Farm’s Chapel, 1843 Tzouhalem Rd., Duncan.

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Romanza: fundraising concert featuring Ken Lavigne and the three tenors, 7:30 p.m., St. John the Baptist Church, 163 First St., Duncan. More inf,o call 250-748-9712.

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November 14, 15, 16 & 28, 29, 30 at 7:30 pm Matinee: December 1st at 2:00 pm

The Mercury Theatre - 331 Brae Road, Duncan

$20 VTC Adults $15


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Students &Seniors

Special group rates available

Tickets available at Ten Old Books, Solitaire Press & First Chiropractic

Tues Nov 19, 2013 / 7:30pm

Te Amo, Argentina

(I Love You, Argentina) Live music by Latin Grammy®-winning cellist Antonio Lysy and the Capitol Ensemble. Featuring internationally acclaimed dancers Miriam Larici and Leonardo Barrioneuvo, official choreographers from FOX’s So You Think You Can Dance? and winners of NBC’s Superstars of Dance.

Naked in the Light Art Opening: featuring Greg Glover, The Old Firehouse Wine Bar, 40 Ingram St., Duncan.

Kiva Simova: ex-member of Crash Test Dummies, 8 p.m., Duncan Garage Showroom, 201-330 Duncan St., Duncan. Tickets $20 advance, $22 at the door. Call 250-748-7246.

Good without God: an exploration of atheism through an intergenerational panel discussion, activity and question and answer period., 3:30 to 6 p.m., Duncan United Church, 246 Ingram St. Visit the

Friday: cloudy, 40% chance of showers. High: 8C. Low: 4C. The weekend: mostly cloudy, 60% chance of showers. High: 8C. Low: 4C.

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Open Men’s Circle: men’s support group. Meets every Wednesday, 7 p.m., Cowichan Station Hub, Free admission for guests. Admission varies.

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Tickets On Sale Now (250) 748-7529 2687 James Street, Duncan



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

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

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Find the 2014 E.J. Hughes Calendar at these local businesses Sears Duncan Chemainus Visitor Centre Ladysmith Pharmasave Best Western Cowichan Valley Inn OK Tire Station Street Gallery The Salvation Army Duncan Farmhouse Poulty Uncle Albert’s Home Furnishings M&M Meat Shops Duncan Maxwells Auto Parts Cobble Stone Barber Oilcheck Duncan Serious Coffee (Cowichan Commons) Isherwood Autobody Galletta Market, Crofton BC Forest Discovery Centre

TD Repairs, Chemainus Morning Mist, Cowichan Bay Island Bakery, Cobble Hill Coffee on the Moon Original Joes Lordco Autoparts Duncan & Ladysmith Solitaire Press Duncan Christian School Christian Reform Church Excellent Frameworks Ladysmith Chronicle Brentwood College Shawnigan Lake School Village Chippery, Shawnigan Lake Prevost Veterinary Startline Physiotherapy Crepevine Restaurant, Duncan

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CHRISTMAS CRAFT FAIR Sat Nov. 9 9am - 2pm Silver Park 2885 Boys Road at the Club House Items offered will include: Baked goods, handmade items, jewelry, paintings and other crafts.



DUNCAN VOLUNTEER FIRE DEPARTMENT 20th Annual Craft Fair Saturday November 16, 10-3 468 Duncan Street Pictures with Santa on Vintage Fire Truck Elisabeth 250-709-1155 Proceeds to Muscular Dystrophy

COMING EVENTS MELA-NO-MORE Hotdog and hamburger fundraiser!! Help us support a good friend, Caroline McCallum battling Melanoma When: Sat November 9th Time: 10:00 - 2:00 p.m. Where: M&M Meats (parking lot) 420 Trans Canada Hwy Duncan

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Invite you to a Prize Shoot November 3, 2013 4505 Old Lake Cowichan Rd Open at 9:00 am All proceeds donated to the New Currie Park Project. Come out and join us for a fun day a the Range!





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Celebrations Ron & Karen Tucker are celebrating their 50th wedding anniversary. Open house for family and friends on November 9, 1pm - 4pm, at 3231 Cowichan Valley Hwy.

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Save the Bread Van!

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

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Paula, Wayne, big brother Matthew and big sister Alaina are proud to announce the arrival of Baby Girl

Ember Michelle Frankcombe Born Sept. 30, 2013 at 5:02 am, weighing 8 pounds 5 1/2 ounces in Duncan, BC. Special thanks to midwives Kate and Selina, Daddy for holding Mommy's hand during the delivery, Matthew and Alaina for being so helpful and for all of the love and support from our wonderful family and friends in welcoming a new "little spark" into our lives.

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DEATHS SWAN, Leonard Edward 26 Jan. 1926 to 23 Oct. 2013 This beloved man, the patriarch of his family, blessed many lives for 87+ years.

Left to miss him is Margaret, his wife of 60 years; Joanelle (Ken), Brian (Pat), Wendy (Nick), and Reginald (Tesa); his grandchildren: Alisa, Janina (Morgan), and Andria Wiebe; Bill and Kristy Fielding; and one great grandchild, also his namesake, Silas Edward. He leaves his siblings Wesley, Donald, and Mary and many dear cousins—both Burdges and Swans—and friends in Alberta, BC, and England. A man of faith, he had many church friends as well as associates in the farming community. Although born in England, Dad loved Alberta where he spent his childhood. Always conscientious and hard working, he started milking cows at 8 years of age. Dad, his father, and Wes had the last raw milk home delivery route in Victoria. He then moved to Cobble Hill where he continued to dairy farm until his “retirement� when he kept chickens and gardened until the last month of his life. A celebration of his life is to take place on 9 November at 1 p.m. at the Duncan Christian Reformed Church; reception following on site. Online condolences at

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

FOUND: Single key attached to a lanyard, on Friday, October 11, near Canada Ave & James St. To identify the lanyard, please call the News Leader Pictorial 250-746-4471 or drop by the office at 2-5380 TCH, beside Buckerfields. LOST: BLACK cat answers to Paddy, gold eyes, Shawnigan Lake. If seen or found please call (250)929-4213. LOST: CAT, young male, black and very shy. From Topaz Park area. Please check yards and sheds. Call if found (250)381-6009. LOST: Dental Bridge. Downtown Duncan area likely on October 25. Please call 250746-1602 if found. LOST: DOG, male American Shepard cross (Rox), about 50 lbs. Last seen Oct. 31st evening in Crofton area. He needs his meds. Call (250)510-4262 The News Leader Pictorial office is holding several sets of “foundâ€? keysâ€?, since March 2003. Stop into the office and see if any belong to you. #2-5380 Trans Canada Hwy, Duncan, next to BuckerďŹ elds

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An application has been received by the Liquor Control and Licensing Branch, Victoria, BC from 0887287 B.C. Ltd., operating the Oceanfront Suites at Cowichan Bay, located at 1681 Cowichan Bay Rd, Cowichan Bay, BC to make the following changes to two of their liquor licences: Liquor Primary Liquor Licence: To change the hours of sale to 9:00 am – 1:00 am, Monday to Saturday, and 9:00 am – Midnight Sunday.* There are no proposed changes to the capacity. *The current licensed hours for the liquor primary licence are 11:00 am – 1:00 am, Monday to Saturday, and 11:00 am – Midnight Sunday. Food Primary Liquor Licence: To allow for patron participation entertainment ending at 12:00 Midnight daily. There are no proposed changes to the capacity. Residents and owners of businesses located within a 1/2 mile (0.8 km) radius of the proposed site may comment on this proposal by 1) Writing to: THE GENERAL MANAGER C/O Case Manager LIQUOR CONTROL AND LICENSING BRANCH PO BOX 9292 Victoria, BC V8W 9J8

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THE LEMARE GROUP is accepting resumes for the following positions: •Heavy Duty Mechanics •Chasers •Hooktenders •Grapple Yarder Operators •Off Highway Logging Truck Drivers •Hydraulic Log Loader Operators •Processor Operators •Hand Buckers •Coastal Certified Hand Fallers Fulltime camp with union rate/benefits. Please send resumes by fax to 250-956-4888 or email to





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PART-TIME Janitor required, 2 days per week, Wed evenings & Sundays. Approximately 8 hours per week. For interview call: 250-746-0335 Wanted: Female Country Singer to sing a line in a song which will be recorded. No calls after 7pm (250)743-6543

PETITIONS AND FORM LETTERS WILL NOT BE CONSIDERED To ensure the consideration of your views, your comments, name and address must be received on or before December 1st, 2013. Please note that your comments may be made available to the applicant or local government officials where disclosure is necessary to administer the licensing process.

REQUEST FOR PROPOSALS 2014-2016 PARKS MAINTENANCE SERVICES The Cowichan Valley Regional District (CVRD) invites sealed proposals for the maintenance of three (3) separate parks maintenance services contract bundles: 1. Community and Regional Parks in Electoral Areas: A - Mill Bay/Malahat; B - Shawnigan Lake; C Cobble Hill; D - Cowichan Bay and E - Cowichan Station /Glenora/Sahtlam. 2. Community Parks in Electoral Area F – Cowichan Lake South/Skutz Falls and Electoral Area I – Youbou/Meade Creek. 3. Community Parks in Electoral Area G – Saltair/ Gulf Islands and Electoral Area H – North Oyster/ Diamond. Each individual parks maintenance services contract bundle is based on a 36 month service period from January 1, 2014 through to December 31, 2016. REQUEST FOR PROPOSAL DOCUMENTS Request for Proposal (RFP) documents may be obtained from the Cowichan Valley Regional District, located at 175 Ingram Street, Duncan, BC, as of 9:00 a.m., Tuesday, November 5, 2013, also on the CVRD Website at or on BC Bid All servicing will proceed according to the "2014-2016 Parks Maintenance Services Request for Proposal� documents (available on the 1st Floor of the CVRD office located at 175 Ingram Street in Duncan). The Cowichan Valley Regional District reserves the right to reject any and all proposals and negotiate with any proponent. Attendance to a mandatory site meeting is required for all individuals/company representatives intending to submit proposal(s). Please consult the RFP documents for time and date of each mandatory site meeting. Individual Proposals must be received NO LATER THAN 2:00 p.m., Friday November 22, 2013. Address Individual Proposals to: Mr. Ryan Dias, Parks Operations Superintendent Parks & Trails Division Cowichan Valley Regional District 175 Ingram Street, Duncan, BC V9L 1N8 PROPONENT INQUIRIES Request for Proposal inquiries must be directed by email to Ryan Dias, Parks Operations Superintendent, Parks & Trails Division at COWICHAN VALLEY Phone: (250) 746-2500 REGIONAL DISTRICT Fax: (250) 746-2581 175 Ingram Street Duncan, B.C. V9L 1N8

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

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Live Music & Dancing Wed - Karaoke @ 7 pm Thirsty Thurs - Open Mike, Beer/Burger Special @ 6 pm Fri - Just Jim @ 6 pm Sat - Jam Night - Rock & Blues @ 6 pm Sun - Country Jam @ 2 pm Members & guests welcome! Meat Draw every Fri, Sat, & Sun pm

Aerie Meetings 2nd & 4th Tues

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Ladies Auxiliary 1st & 3rd Tues



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For only plus GST max. 55 words 4 issues - you pick the days! When detailing your event do not forget to include: Name of Craft Fair ✔ Dates and Fair location ✔ Admission fee ✔ Wheelchair accessible ✔ Contact name & phone number ✔ Call toll free 1-855-310-3535 2 Wednesday & 2 Friday issues PLUS - receive a free bonus‌ ad will also be placed on Used!

Recreation Worker Halalt First Nation The Halalt First Nation is seeking a qualified sports and recreation worker worker with with apreferably preferablyaadegree, degree, but but will will also accept individuals who have a diploma in a similar, or recognized field of sports and recreation. Responsibilities will include, and may not be fully inclusive of the ability to facilitate, and carry out all areas of recreational type programming, camps and other recreational based initiatives while at the same time creating a safe and positive environment for all who participate. A good sense of communication skills is a requirement, as well as the ability to take direction from your direct supervisor. A demonstrated healthy, drug free, self-sufficient lifestyle must be demonstrated, as you will be seen as a leader and mentor for children, youth and Halalt First Nations Citizens. A positive attitude, punctuality, regular attendance at planned events will be arequirement. requirement. Qualifications: • Coursework and workshops in Recreational Leadership, Outdoor Education, Child Development, or similar will be considered. • Experience leading, planning, and supervising groups of in various ages during recreation activities; of various ages during recreation activities; • Experience developing monthly program activity plans and schedules; • Experience running day day camps camps ororsimilar similarprograms programsare is an asset; Note: An equivalent combination of education and experience will equally be considered. Conditions of Employment: • Must supply a current criminal record check, host a valid B.C. driver’s license (class 4 desirable); have First Aid and CPR Certificate, Food Safe would be an asset. Job Requirement: This position requires flexibility of working hours in order to arrange and and participate participateininevening eveningand andweekend weekendrecrerecreational activitiesincluding; including;workshops, workshopstraditional and otherhealing, recreational activities ational retreatsevents. and other recreational events. Closing Date: November 22nd, 2013at at4:00 4:00p.m. p.m. 20th, 2013 Applications can be dropped off or mailed to: Halalt First Nation, 7973 Chemainus Road Chemainus, B.C. V0R 1K5, or set by fax to 250-246-2330, or via email to

SALES INSIDE DOOR SALES Showroom based, must have a solid background in exterior and interior door products and hardware. Duties include quoting for retail and contractors, purchasing, invoicing, houseplan take offs. Must beable to multi-task and be organised, with great customer service skills. Please apply to Box A961, Leader/ Pictorial, #2 - 5380 Trans Canada Hwy, Duncan, B.C. V9L 6W4.

TRADES, TECHNICAL FORESTRY TECHNICIANS, Layout Engineers and Timber Cruisers from $4000$7000/month plus bonus. Live Crown Forestry Ltd. is an established and growing forestry resource management consulting firm in Prince George providing multiphase timber development services since 1995. Send Cover Letter and Resume to Brian Telford: HEAVY DUTY Journeymen Mechanics required, camp position. Send resume to: or fax (780) 986-7051. JOURNEYMAN AUTOMOTIVE Service Technician(s) in Hanna Alberta. Hanna Chrysler Ltd. offers competitive wages from $32/hour, negotiable depending on experience. Bright, modern shop. Full-time permanent with benefits. Friendly town just 2 hours from major urban centres. More info at: Fax 403-854-2845; Email: JOURNEYMAN HEAVY DUTY MECHANIC is required for coastal logging operations near Woss, BC. Year round employment with full benefits. Further details can be found at Please fax resume to 250-287-9259. • Millwrights • Electricians • Welders • Instrument Mechanics • PipeďŹ tters Temporary Trade Opps. in Port Alberni & Crofton. Catalyst Paper, opps. are endless. Submit your rĂŠsumĂŠ at www.catalyst WESTCAN - Interested in being our next ice road trucker? Haul liquid, dry bulk or freight to the diamond mines on the winter road (ice road) from mid-January to mid-April. Not Interested in driving on the ice? Drive resupply from southern locations in Alberta to Yellowknife, NT. Apply online at: or Phone: 1.888.WBT.HIRE (1.888.928.4473) for further details.

WORK WANTED HUSBAND FOR HIRE. Nothing but the best. Carpenter, plumber, painter, electrician, pressure washing. Just ask my wife! Call 250-746-4493 or 250-709-1111

PETS PETS ADORABLE PUPPIES need loving homes, 1 male 8ozs Yorkie/Chihuahua, 1 female pure bred Chihuahua, $850. (250)709-9977 for viewing.

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

DUNCAN downtown condo, 2 Bdrm, 2 baths, five appl’s, gated underground parking, $950/mo & 1 Bdrm, 2 bath, $850/mo. Call 250-748-6679

FULLY FURNISHED 1 & 2 bdrm condos. Long term. Middle of Duncan. W/D on site Utils, wi-fi, cable & prkg incld. Starting, $1095/mo. Call (250)746-7082.

AUCTION. Antiques & Collectable’s, Large Selection. November 17th, 1 PM, Dodds Auction Vernon. 1 (250)5453259

BURIAL PLOTS FOUR BURIAL Plots at Cedar Valley Memorial Gardens. $600. each or all 4 for $2000. Call (250)752-3711. TWO FULL burial plots, plus six cremations at Cedar Valley Memorial Gardens. Price $2400.00 OBO. (250) 7432054


10� RADIAL ARM SAW, #740 Powershop, on cabinet base w/ casters, great working order, $125 obo. 10� ROCKWELL Table Saw, includes 24/24 Align A Rip guide, new enclosed Baldor 1.5 HP motor, 115/220V, all on a cabinet w/casters, $425 obo. Will consider a package deal. 250246-4409. CARPET, almost new, 6’x10’ 8�, Berber commercial quality, sand color/$20. 250-733-2630

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

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

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


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

REAL ESTATE APARTMENT/CONDOS NANAIMO WATERFRONT 2nd floor condo. 1500 sq.ft. LR/DR/2bdrms with view, den, gas FP, secure bldg. 2 underground parking spaces. Maintenance fee includes hot water/gas/landscaping. 1 pet OK. $339,900 (250)753-9123


QUEEN MATTRESS & BOX. Brand New Eurotop! $200. (250)713-9680



The Cowichan District Hospital Foundation is a registered charity whose purpose is the raising of funds to purchase equipment & support patient/ resident care & comfort at the Cowichan District Hospital as well as Cairnsmore Place Extended Care Facility. We are currently accepting applications for the position of Administrative Director. The Administrative Director commands the full organization of the foundation office and accordingly applicants must have a strong administrative background, a bookkeeping proficiency (familiarity with Quick Books) and comprehensive communications skills to liaison with a board of directors as well as Island Health representatives and community service groups. Please email resumes to Deadline for submissions is November 15 2013.

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

LOG LATHE, for making log homes or pillars w/spare parts. Cat power plant - tandem dump truck & fork lifts. Offers. ALSO, 4x4 Ford $1200.; Radial arm saw $100; GMC High up, 20’ lift, $2500; Log cabin, can be moved, 14x16’, cedar logs & shake roof $12,000. (250)732-3239 (250)743-3198 OLDER ELECTRONIC receivers, tape decks, turn table, fax machines, speaker, electric fireplace, lamps, entertainment cabinets, professional meat slicer, etc. Call (250)741-1555. SEARS “FREE Spirit� treadmill, $800 obo. Entertainment centre, solid oak, fits 36� TV, $135 obo. Delco Car dolly, new tires and tilting ramp, $1000 obo. (250)723-8636.

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Job Description


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

Hospital Area- 2 bdrm condo Sherman Wood, $700+ utils. 250-704-1251, 250-889-0637.

3271 Cowichan Lake Rd 2 Bedroom apartments & 3 Bedroom Townhomes _____________________

TV - Jewels - Antiques Camera - Furniture


From $625 Large 1 & 2 bdrms main, 2nd & top flr new counter & appls Central location near Mall & Aquatic Centre. On bus route. Heat & H/W included. Call 250-748-1304.


ELECTRIC BED, twin-size, older style, in excellent shape. $150 obo. 250-748-9804 ELECTRIC MEDICAL bed, foot, head and height raise, mattress new, has only been used with foam topper and mattress cover on it, has 2 sets of foot and head boards, 1 set dark other light, has attachable side rails. Retail$2500, excellent condition. Sell, $1000. (250)751-1714.

MILL BAY: Near shopping centre, furnished waterfront bachelor suite, above garage. NS/NP, $700. utils incld’d. Call (250)743-5199.

WANTED, air rifles/pistols, .177 & .22 cal. Any year or model. (250)743-2714


$29.98 plus tax

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

CUSTOM BUILT- this house is in its own category! Featuring a covered cedar back deck, stamped concrete surface, accessible from living, kitchen and master bedroom. Granite counter tops, dual wall ovens, 5 burner gas range proudly stand out in an open layout to the living room, formal dining and breakfast nook. 3 bedrooms, main bath, powder room, ensuite & laundry on main floor. Flooring is hardwood & marble. Master bedroom is exotic hardwood and heated marble in the ensuite. Basement boasts 9’ ceilings, walk out, 3 framed bedrooms, two rough plumbed bathrooms & ample space. There is a large concrete room underneath the garage accessible from main area in basement. Above the garage is an attic room just for storage! Homes heating/AC system is geothermal. Basement walls are constructed with ICF (insulated concrete forms) as well as spray foam joist ends, creating an extremely energy efficient home! This home will not disappoint! 1749sqft main flr, 1749sqft bsmt+ 400sq ft concrete rm under garage. Elaine, 250-964-7434, Elenore, 250743-4477. 956 Gillespie Place in Mill Bay, BC

Runs for 8 weeks!

(Private Party only) STEP 1 Bring in your 1� photo (optional) + 5 lines of text (.99 cents per extra line) STEP 2 Choose TWO Black Press Community Newspapers STEP 3 Wait for your phone to ring! *********************** Added bonus....your ad will also be listed on for FREE!!!!! *********************** Come in and see us at The News Leader Pictorial office, #2-5380 Trans Canada Hwy, next to Buckerfields or call toll-free to 1-855-310-3535 STEEL BUILDINGS/metal buildings 60% off! 20x28, 30x40, 40x62, 45x90, 50x120, 60x150, 80x100 sell for balance owed! Call 1-800-4572206 or visit us online at: STEEL BUILDING - The great super sale! 20x20 $4,070. 25x26 $4,879. 30x32 $6,695. 32x40 $8,374. 35x38 $9,540. 40x50 $12,900. One end wall included. Pioneer Steel 1-800668-5422. Or visit us online at: SWIVEL Office chair - Blue fabric in good condition $15.00 250-733-2630

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

$100. off ďŹ rst month’s rent _____________________

Call (250) 710-7515 to view

Terrace Estates

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


Resident managers on site

CALL NOW 250-748-3321

PARKLAND PLACE 620 Dobson Road 250-748-1978 (Sylvia) 250-748-0596 (Art) FREE heat, hot water and parking. Walking distance to: shopping, restaurants, Malaspina College, pubs, Chances Casino. Quiet building with video security. Adjacent to 27 acres of parkland including playing fields, walking trails, swimming holes and fishing. Small pets considered close to a leash free park.

3251 Cowichan Lake Rd.

RENTALS APARTMENT/CONDO CENTRAL DUNCAN: Lovely 1 bdrm suite in seniors oriented building, heat included. NS/NP, $625. Please call Cory at 250-732-0342. CENTRAL LOCATION, Bach, 1 & 2 bdrms, balcony, F/S, heat & hot water (1 bldg only), parking, pet considered, $550$850/mo. Call 250-748-7764

1500 Sq. Ft. Shop/Warehouse for Lease. Includes wash room, Office and Easy access to the Island Hwy. $7.25/sq. Ft. Net 250-245-9811 or 250474-3585 --------1000 sq’ - 7000 sq’ Store front with excellent exposure, overhead doors, ample parking, available now. --------Please call (250)748-9622 to view 3000 SQFT, 50’ frontage, can divide to suit. 89 South Shore Rd. (across from new Library). Search ph # 250-900-7127 on



MUST VIEW Mountain View


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


Clean 1 & 2 bdrm units. Full size fridge, stove & dishwasher. Carpet & linoleum, window coverings, fireplace. Quiet, well maintained bldg with elevator & sauna. Pet friendly. Close to schools & Hospitals. CALL TO VIEW 250.710.7515 250.748.3412

455 Alderlea St.

For Rent:

Great space for; Boot Camp, Dance Studio, Gym. Wall to wall mirrors.

250-701-7923 COTTAGES

2 BDRM Cabin for rent. W/D F/S included. $825/m. Available Jan 1, 2014. (250)709-7180

DUPLEXES/4PLEXES CHEMAINUS: LRG 1 bdrm 1/2 duplex, 6 appls. Refs req’d. $900. 778-227-2704. DUNCAN: NEAR Hospital. 3 bdrm SxS duplex. F/S; W/D hook-up. N/S, N/P. $900./mo + utils. (250)743-1519. DUNCAN: quiet, level entry 1 bdrm, 4 appl’s, gas F/P, 1 car garage/shop. N/S,N/P. $925 incl util. Nov 1. 250-748-9059



Duncan’s Best Condominium

Available Immediately!

Condominium / Apartment • great location just steps from downtown • 5 appliances including insuite laundry • elevator • secured entry • large sunny balconies • creative floor plans • adult 55+ • 1 1/2 bathrooms

From $1000.00 per month 250-746-8139




GARAGE SALES * Great bargains

GLENORA. SAT. Nov. 9, 9am-2pm. misc. household, fabric, toys, clothing, gardening books. 5094 Elliot Road.

* All local, in COWICHAN!

SHAWNIGAN LAKE: 1811 Shawnigan-Mill Bay Rd. Sat. Nov. 9 & Sun. Nov 10, 9am3pm. Tools, furniture, misc household items.


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

CROFTON: 2 bdrms new paint, lrg priv patio. Avail Now. $750+ util’s. Refs req’d. Call 250-510-5488.

Call Harold (250)732-1839

LARGE newer 2 bedroom apt for rent immediately, located at 1365 Alberni Hwy, Parksville $800 per month 250-954-9547

DUNCAN (8 km north) Studio apartment, furnished, on 8 acres. Laundry, satellite, heat, hydro. $575. (250)748-1310.


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MUST VIEW Mountain View


‘97 SOUTHWIND STORM.34 ft Class A Gas GM 65,000 miles, big slide A/C’s. Levelers, gen.set, queen bed walk around. Too much to list. Come & look. 778-455-4589

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

Terrace Estates

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


Resident managers on site


2 BDRM house, $720, F/S, W/D, fenced lrg yard, storage shed, N/P, N/S. (250) 7486614 9:30 am - 4:00 pm, Tues-Fri. Avail. Nov 1. AVAILABLE Wharncliffe Rd Clean & well maintained 3 bdrm, 1.5 bath, back patio, five unit complex. FS/WD, fenced small garden. 1 yr lease $1100 Pet considered. Call 250-7017217. DUNCAN- 2 bdrm, 1 bath house, $1100/mo. F/S, W/D. NS/NP. Available now. Call (250)737-1015. LAKE COWICHAN- 3-bdrm duplex, avail Dec 1, f/s, heat incl Laundry rm, garage. $890. (250)715-5810, (250)748-4253 SIDNEY 3 br 2 bath rec room close to schools bus shopping. $1500. Dean 778-351-2244

OFFICE/RETAIL Retail/OfďŹ ce and Commercial rental space at different locations in downtown Duncan. 60sqft storage spaces available, retail/office space 530 sqft, warehouse/office space up to 2700 sqft. For more informatiuon phone 250710-8961 or 250-709-7593

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


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


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DUNCAN: 1 bdrm, bright semi-furnished suite, lvl entry, $700/m, incl., heat/hydro, internet neg., private patio, parking, NS/NP. Liz 250-732-6110 DUNCAN, 1 bdrm suite, fully contained, incl’s heat, A/C, cable & internet. No pets. $750. Dec 1st. (250)748-8020

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

MAPLE BAY- 1 bdrm bsmt suite waterfront house. $650 inclds utils & W/D. NP/NS. 1604-936-0277, 604-787-6470.

SEASONAL ACCOMMODATION OCEAN VIEW Executive home, Crofton. 3-4 mos. DecMarch. Complete $1200./mo. References. (250)246-8831.

SPACIOUS lower 1 bdrm suite, separate entrance & street parking. H/W, W/D, utilities included. $750/m. Close to amenities. Duncan. N/S, N/P. (250)857-5656



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



CHEMAINUS: 1 bdrm, lower level, new kitchen cabinets & carpeting, private entrance & patio in quiet setting, ocean view N/P, N/S util. incl. $725 (250) 416-0062


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


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Larry’s Cleaning (250)701-1362 COMPUTER SERVICES ABLE COMPUTER REPAIR In-home service. Seniors’ discount. Nico 250-746-6167

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

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Overnight Delivery in most of BC!




* Gutters * Windows * Siding * Moss Removal * Pressure washing Mill Bay/Duncan 250-743-3306 Chemainus/Ladysmith 250-324-3343


For Scrap Vehicles Call

Tight Line Towing (250)709-5692

MARINE ACCESSORIES Mariner Boat Motor, 30 HP, does not run, $150. Call 250245-2456.

TRUCKS & VANS 1991 Mazda MPV, seats 7, V6, fully loaded, 1 owner, 218,000 km, $995. Runs well. 250-748-1528 or 250-7327090

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

Your Community

1996 SPORTSMASTER 23.5’ 5th Wheel. Lrg 2-door fridge, stove w/oven, microwave, lrg shower, AC, awning, new rubber roof, metal siding. $6,400. 1 (250)740-3935

ClassiďŹ eds can rev you up! 1992 DODGE Cummins, diesel truck. 2-wheel drive, extended cab. Exc. condition. $6000 firm. (250) 597-1108

3%,,Ö9/52Ö#!2Ö&!34 $BMM 5TH WHEEL: 2001 22’ Komfort, 1 owner, 1 slide, sleeps 6, full bath w/tub & shower, full size fridge w/freezer, $9700 obo. 250-748-8202



CHEV high-up 5 ton & Ford 4x4 bush box, for cash or trade on small 2 wheel drive pickup. (250)732-3239

2004 PONTIAC Sunfire, 93,000 km. Good condition except chip on windshield. $2800 obo. (250) 746-4264



2001 MERCURY Grand Marquis. Silver, new Michelin tires, 147,000 km, tinted windows, leather, loaded, dual exhaust. Drive in luxury, exc. condition, $5500. OBO (250) 727-1122

2001 Pontiac Grand AM, 4 dr. Immaculate condition, Gold color, 104K, AM/FM w/CD player, garage kept. Ask $4250. (250) 715-0875

CREDIT CHALLENGED people wanted. You work - You drive. Need a car? We can help. Free delivery. Apply online at Toll Free at 1-877-814-5534.

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

SUITES, LOWER 2-BDRM lower suite in Tudor house. New paint,new laminate. 3-acre lot. Ocean view. Heat included. $875/m. Cherry Point Rd. Cowichan Bay. 604460-0662

$29.98 plus tax

Runs for 8 weeks!

HOME/BUSINESS SERVICES LANDSCAPING WESTHILL GARDEN Service. Fall Clean-up, Pruning, and Hedges. 250-709-4742

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


Call us today

• 310-3535 • 1-855-310-3535


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


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either team appeared motivated to win Sunday afternoon’s B.C. Hockey League game at Cowichan Arena. The Cowichan Valley Capitals and Nanaimo Clippers took turns coughing up the puck, taking senseless penalties — especially while on the power play — and generally engaged in a sloppy and scrappy affair. The only player who decided to take charge became an unlikely hero. Mason Mitchell, who came into the game with only two goals, got in the Caps’ faces all afternoon while doubling his offensive output and that was the difference in a 4-2 Nanaimo win. The worst part for the Caps is they were playing their only game of the weekend, but didn’t show much energy other than the last half of the first period. The Clippers had just returned from Powell River where they split with the Kings, winning 4-3 and losing 4-1, and were playing their third game in less than 48 hours. The Caps fell asleep on Mitchell’s first goal early in the second period that tied the score 2-2. Spencer Hewson lost his stick but made a great play to kick the puck off the boards and Mitchell got behind defenceman Jarrett Brown to score on a breakaway. The winner midway through the third resulted when Caps’ defenceman Reilly O’Connor had to rush off the ice after losing his helmet and there was no one back to cover as Mitchell barged in to beat goalie Robin Gusse. The Caps had a late power play when Bo Brauer got called for goaltender interference, but Corey Renwick put the game away with an empty-netter after the Caps pulled Gusse for an extra attacker. Dane Gibson was by far the best of the Caps in the game. He opened the scoring by hammering in a shot on the power play midway through the first and then made a great feed to Adam Moody later in the period for another power play marker. But the Caps weren’t very effective after that, mustering just three shots on goal in the second period. “We just have to play a full 60 (minutes) pretty much,’’ said Gibson. “You can’t just play one period in a game.’’ Emotions ran high at times in the first period, resulting in a couple of scraps. Mitchell ran into Gusse midway through the first and Eric Margo was also called for goaltender interference five minutes later that resulted in the brouhahas. “I thought Nanaimo plays pretty dirty out there,’’ said Gibson. The Caps are home to Victoria Friday at 7 p.m.

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Quick turn is made by Cowichan Valley Capitals’ defenceman Jarrett Brown, above, to elude the aggressive forechecking of the Nanaimo Clippers’ Brendan Taylor. Left, Caps’ newcomer Matt Foster gets all tangled up in the middle of the ice with the Clippers’ Edwin Hookenson.

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owichan and Chemainus Secondarys were both pleased to make the top eight in the 16-team Duncan Christian School/Cowichan senior girls’ invitational volleyball tournament. Cowichan finished sixth overall and Chemainus eighth with a gritty display turned in by both teams. Cowichan fell just short of making the semifinals after a tough 24-26, 24-26 loss to Alberni. “The girls have come a long ways in their development from the beginning of the year, though consistency throughout an entire tournament remains a focus of attention,’’ noted coach John Bergsma. “Transitional play and serving were strengths throughout the tournament while offense provided some highlights in several of the matches.’’ Sarah St. Cyr was selected as the team’s all-star for consistent play during all the games. But Bergsma cited all the team members — Carly Dirom, Perri Read, Bailey Weberg, Sarah Sangha, Alexis Lauzon, Courtney Vanderstap, Jordie Peterson and Lynnea Bruce — as being instrumental in achieving the final result. Chemainus faced some adversity but “at least we made the top eight,’’ said coach Jennie Hittinger. Chemainus was missing two starters Saturday. Emily Guest was at a dance competition and Paige Whitelaw had a hockey event on her calendar. “It was perfect timing for our bench to get more playing time,’’ said Hittinger. But then Rachel Boudreau went down with a knee injury. Due to low numbers, Jackie Hamm, who has been recovering from a knee injury herself, stepped in and did a great job. Chemainus placed second in its pool with wins over Nanaimo Christian (25-22, 25-9) and Ucluelet (25-15, 25-20) and a 19-25, 18-25 loss to Duncan Christian. “We went into this tournament knowing that DCS was the team to beat for us,’’ Hittinger indicated. Chemainus lost both its matches Saturday, going down 15-25, 19-25 to eventual champion Credo Christian and 16-25, 17-25 to Ladysmith. “All those matches were still competitive even without some of our key players,’’ noted Hittinger. Emily Adams won the Chemainus all-star award, running the floor hard to set as some of the girls had difficulty getting the second hit to her. Playoff tournaments are coming up the next two weeks.

ackson Jane didn’t want a repeat of what happened to him the previous week. The Kerry Park Islanders’ netminder was brilliant against the Peninsula Panthers, facing 55 shots, only to be beaten in overtime. Saturday’s Vancouver Island Junior Hockey League game at Kerry Park Arena against the Westshore Wolves also went to overtime, but this time Jane didn’t budge. Mind you, neither did his old buddy Matt Chester in the Wolves’ net and the teams stayed tied 4-4 through overtime. “It was another fun game,’’ said Jane, who formed the Islanders’ goaltending tandem with Chester two seasons ago. “When we play, we always want to beat each other pretty bad. We had to settle for a tie.’’ Jane and Chester put on a goaltending clinic with 40 and 47 saves, respectively, despite giving up four goals each. “The first period we dominated them pretty bad,’’ said Jane. “The second period we kind of ran into some penalties.’’ The Islanders got back on track in the third and Cody Short scored the tying goal with less than five minutes remaining. Cowichan Valley Capitals’ Armand Uomoleale, who’s played some reassignment games for the Islanders, scored the lone goal of the first period. Alex Milligan and Corey Peterson scored in the second, as the Islanders built a 3-1 lead. But the Wolves rallied with three straight to take the lead before Short equalized in the third. The Islanders’ penalty situation took a chunk out of the lineup, with Peterson issued a head contact major and game misconduct. David Bittner and Jamie Jensen were also sidelined with misconducts late in the second period. It was anybody’s game in overtime. Jane made a couple of big glove saves to ensure the point. He said his workload didn’t seem nearly as high as the Panthers’ game, even though the final totals were close. “We each had six or seven shots in overtime,’’ said Jane of himself and counterpart Chester. “That kind of adds to it. It’s like another half period.’’

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magine an organization which has donated funds for more than 65 consecutive years to support cancer patient care, research and equipment. Now imagine the commitment of thousands of members hosting socials and teas, bazaars, raffles and other fund-raisers, as well as giving freely of their time to meet their charitable goals. According to Ruth Foster, Director of Cancer Activities for the O.E.S., “There are four categories of annual giving: educational bursaries, equipment, supplies and Cancer Dressings.” Last year, $8,362.29 was collected from the sale of cancelled stamps and postcards throughout British Columbia and Yukon to be distributed for Cancer Research or Cancer Dressings, wherever it is needed. (We must thank our friends in the community for keeping us well supplied with stamps.) Sunset Chapter #44, Duncan has one of our 39 Cancer Dressing Stations, located downstairs in the Mercury Theatre on Brae Road, Duncan.

Mauve Friday is Coming. Black Friday will never be the same.

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Last year, throughout our jurisdiction, 170 dedicated members volunteered 8120 hours producing 69,708 cancer dressings at a cost of $9,599.91. (We’ve used up inventory on hand, which once again reduced expenses. There is a need for dressings in Northern BC, so these numbers will likely increase next year.)

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Presently, sterilization is only being done by certain Hospitals and Clinics by trained and qualified staff in Vancouver, Victoria, Kelowna andd Prince George. The present method of distribution on is - the hospital staff will give the patient a supplyy of cancer dressings to take home. Local cancer patients requiring dressings are asked to contact the Canadian Cancer Society Office at 250-746-4134. Cancer is a dreadful disease without the added burden of the expense of dressings often required. THERE IS ABSOLUTELY NO CHARGE TO THE PATIENT. All that is required is a doctor’s referral. By supporting our Stamp Project, attending bazaars and teas, the Cabaret Night or buying tickets on our annual Cancer Draw, you enable us to continue our efforts in the fight against cancer. We’ve had a Polar Swim each February since 2005, first at Transfer Beach in Ladysmith and starting this year, at Departure Bay in Nanaimo. Thanks to pledges/donations, the members willing to brave the chilly water, have raised over $50,000.00 for Cancer Projects. Please drop off your used stamps at the Cowichan News Leader/Pictorial Office between 8:30 am and 5:00 pm, Mon. to Fri., #2-5380 Trans Canada Hwy., the United Steelworkers Office, 351 Brae Road, or the local Cancer Office, #100-394 Duncan Street. NB: Our Stamps Dealers dictate how the stamps are to be trimmed, so we are asking our friends in the community NOT to TRIM stamps off envelopes. Just leave the stamps intact and we’ll do the rest. We don’t want any stamps to be spoiled. Thanks.

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Cowichan dominates the field Island playdowns: Vets and rookies make a powerful combination to grab the No. 1 spot while Frances Kelsey makes it to the provincials as No. 2

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owichan and Frances Kelsey Secondarys went in as the teams to beat and both emerged from the Island senior girls’ field hockey playdowns at the Cowichan Sportsplex as provincial qualifiers. Cowichan took the easy route, winning all five of its games that made playing the last one against Vanier unnecessary. Kelsey had one minor drawback during a tie with Mount Douglas, but still gained the edge for second place. Cowichan, runners-up in the provincial AAA playoffs last season, is looking every bit as much of a serious title contender again after rolling through the tournament. Its closest game was the first one Thursday against Kelsey, a 3-1 win. After that, Cowichan received the maximum four points from each of its last four games with victories by 5+ goals over Claremont and Oak Bay Friday and Reynolds and Mount Douglas Saturday. “It was just setting us up for provincials,’’ said Cowichan player Stefanie Langkammer. “We’re going to have major competition and Bridgman (Cup) really helped for that. “We were just working on team stuff and moving the ball around.’’ The Bridgman is usually an indication of what teams figure to be among the top finishers in

the province and Cowichan won it prior to also taking top honours on the Island. “We’re coming together as a team which is awesome because it’s so close to provincials,’’ said Langkammer. The B.C. playdowns are next Wednesday through Friday at Burnaby Lake. “We’re definitely going to have to put our A games in and just go in hard and not worry about Islands,’’ said Langkammer. “That’s past now.’’ Even the rookies were going great guns during the Island tournament. No matter who coach Jen Budding put on the field, total Cowichan domination resulted. “We just have more of those kinds of kids than the other teams,’’ said Budding. “Our intention was not to run up any scores. I just have to get them all in.’’ Sophia Murray was among the dynamite rookies getting into the game during horrible conditions against Mount Douglas, scoring a pair of goals. The girls still played amazing hockey and hammered the ball around pretty good despite huge puddles on the field in that game. “You really had to put some power behind it to get somewhere,’’ said Langkammer. “Having the Ferreira where it was quite soggy prepped them for this one,’’ said Budding. “You don’t know what it’s going to be like at provincials, either.’’ A couple of practices this week

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will set Cowichan up for the big tournament. “The girls are all looking forward to it. They’ve worked hard all season. I’m happy they’ve made it this far. “We’ve been working on a few things. They’re getting better at overlapping and whatnot and just holding possession.’’ Kelsey bounced back from the Cowichan loss to beat Claremont 3-1 but then a 1-1 tie with Mount Douglas set up a potential goals for and against tiebreaker for second place. But Kelsey managed a one-point edge after finishing strong with a 4-0 win over Oak Bay and victories by 5+ over Vanier and Reynolds. “It was a fun tournament,’’ said Kelsey player Claire Seeliger. “I felt we really grew as a team. It’ll be pretty exciting. Being in Grade 12 and this being my last year, I’m so happy we made it. “I think it was such a team effort. Everyone played their best. We’re a pretty well-rounded team.’’ Kelsey coach Ali Andersen said the team didn’t play its best against Mount Douglas and had a bit of a hiccup there. “They have three key players that for some reason could beat our entire team,’’ she said. “That was a bit frustrating.’’ Other than that, “the girls really stepped up their intensity when we needed it the most,’’ said Andersen. “The girls are very, very excited to be going and hopefully come top five which would be our goal.’’

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Steamrolling down the field against Claremont is Beth Corish of Cowichan, above. Left, Cowichan’s Jenner Court sets up on a short corner in miserable conditions Saturday against Mount Douglas. Below, Maddie Smith wins the race for the ball in the Mount Doug game and looks to make a move around a defender.

Cody Sayer Cody Sayer has put his heart and soul into rowing since he signed up for it at Shawnigan Lake School. Sayer, 16, a Grade 11 student, is a homegrown Shawnigan Lake talent who’s proven himself along with crew members in some pretty big races during the last two years. “You’ve got to sacrifice your mornings, your afternoons, your nights — basically any free time you have you’re training,’’ said Sayer of his time commitment. “If you like the sport, it’s all right because then you get to go to St. Catharines and Boston like we did this year. That’s always fun.’’ The Head of the Charles experience was unlike anything else in rowing for Sayer and crew. “The whole city, there’s regatta stuff everywhere and the density of people who are there for rowing is insane,’’ he said. “It’s just so packed. You have 85 boats per race.’’ Placing 48th in that field was pretty decent, Sayer felt. The well-balanced top eight crew is setting itself up to reach some lofty goals. “We have a bunch of strong guys in the middle,’’ Sayer explained. “We have some of the more technically good guys in the ends. Right now, I’m the second from the bow.’’



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Ridenour’s ride the stuff of legend before he stuffs himself


Valley resident Doug Ridenour goes to great lengths to do things. A biking trip to visit son Nick at Cornell University in Ithaca, New York took him on a 4,000-kilometre cycle adventure over 56 days. Needless to say when he finally got there, Doug enjoyed a pizza

break with Nick. Ridenour’s travels drew plenty of attention along the way, including an article in the Selby Record while he was going through South Dakota. After spending time in Ithaca where Nick is an engineering

student and rower at Cornell, Doug cycled along the Erie Canal to Niagara before flying home from Hamilton. It was quite an experience for Doug, 56, who encountered some interesting weather — including snow and cold in the Dakotas.

Credo spoils a great tournament effort by DCS girls

Second spot: Chargers’ performances will surely garner provincial attention Don Bodger

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uncan Christian School Chargers’ run to the title of the DCS/Cowichan senior girls’ volleyball invitational tournament fell one game short. The Chargers went undefeated through five matches before running into Credo Christian for the championship of the 16-team event Saturday afternoon at DCS. Credo ended the streak with a 27-25, 25-18 victory. “You’ve got a 27-25 first set,’’ said DCS coach Dave Vanderschaaf. “It’s a close set. It could go either way. “We lost, but everyone’s positive. We played so well this weekend. We might get a chance to see them again.’’ DCS did a magnificent job with its serving, putting the ball into play and giving the team a chance to win almost every point. The girls misfired on their serves very seldom. “Maybe 10 the whole tournament, not too bad,’’ said Vanderschaaf. “We’re trying a few new things off that.’’ The coach feels DCS might finally get some of the recognition it deserves from the strong tournament performance when the next provincial single-A rankings come out. The goal for DCS at provincials is to reach seventh place or better. “I think we’re pretty good

on pace for that,’’ said Vanderschaaf. “I’ve got three Grade 10s and one Grade 9. They’re holding their own against all those big senior teams. “They’re all working really hard. We know we’re a small school. We know we have to work a little harder.’’ “We all improved so much,’’ said DCS captain Becky Bazinet, the lone Grade 12 player on the team. “It was really good to have it before islands and provincials, I think. It brought the best out of our teammates.’’ It’s all made a perceived rebuilding year not look so bad. “I’m so excited for them,’’ said Bazinet. “Next year, they’re only losing me.’’ The big thing for this year’s team is to “give it everything we’ve got — make it to every practice,’’ she added. “With injuries and a small team, that’s the only thing that

can stop us from doing our best. “If this is how good we are now, I’m excited to see how we’ll do at provincials.’’ DCS swept to first place in Pool B Friday with wins over Chemainus (25-19, 25-18), Nanaimo Christian (25-16, 25-13) and Ucluelet (25-15, 25-20). DCS was on top of its game Saturday morning to start the championship round, making very few mistakes in a 25-10, 25-17 victory over Ladysmith. The semifinals brought a tough battle with Alberni, but DCS prevailed 25-20, 26-24. Credo went to three sets in the other semifinal to defeat Campbell River Christian 2725, 15-25, 15-12. Campbell River Christian eventually took third place with a 25-16, 25-10 triumph over Alberni. In the final, Credo had a 1912 lead on DCS in the first set


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Being on the ball was a necessity for survival in the Duncan Christian/Cowichan girls’ volleyball tournament. Above left, Miranda Wood of DCS sets up for a serve in the final against Credo Christian. Above right, Carlie Cameron and Lauren Barnes of Frances Kelsey go up to block Shelly Floris of Credo Christian. Right, Brooke Dillabaugh (5) of Chemainus and Danielle Groenendijk of DCS reach for the top at the net. at one stage. DCS went ahead 23-22, but couldn’t put it away. The second set featured some great serves from Miranda Wood for an early 7-4 DCS advantage. But Credo scored six points in a row and maintained the lead the rest of the way.


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