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Until it happens to you, or someone you love it is hard to grasp the enormity of change that a serious accident or illness can have in a family’s life. In a heartbeat, the world you have become accustomed to is shattered. Your comfortable, regular life is torn up and tossed to the winds. It affects everything and everyone in your world; from finances, to relationships to plans for the future.

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Suddenly everything is different and will remain so for a very long time. In a split second on Sept. 18, the Newman family experienced such a change. Home from his camp job in northern Alberta, Charlie Newman was heading up Highway 18 enroute to Port Renfrew to take his 13-year-old daughter, Kennedy

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Backwoods dumping draws the ire of trail walker

Trans-Canada: growing piles of rubbish threatening community’s wilderness enjoyment Ross Armour

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A Lake Cowichan man is unhappy with the excessive garbage being dumped along a local part of the Trans-Canada Trail. Thor Repstock, who works extensively at the curling rink in town, stated a variety of household items are being scattered along the trail. “There’s mattresses, chairs, roofing materials, old vacuum cleaners, indoor and outdoor carpets, all that kind of stuff,” he said. “These are things that could be disposed of at a minimal fee. It’s a disturbing trend.” Repstock regularly walks his dog along the trail and states this particular segment of it is well-used and popular for the likes of cyclists, horseback riders and hikers. “I’m not sure what people’s mindset is leaving that in people’s backyards and in the bush. People think it’s acceptable and it’s a shame. I wonder if people have any care these days.” Repstock believes this type of behaviour is one that should be educated against, starting with the younger generation. “Education should be part of it. Then maybe the kids can come home and shame their parents.” Repstock also claimed that the area where the garbage is being dropped is actually crown land so could easily be closed off by the Ministry of Forests based in Cobble Hill. He is worried it will give a bad image of the Cowichan Lake area. “If we get people coming from the outside and they see this, that’s not an image we want them to be going away with or else they won’t come back.” Dennis Skalicky

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Lake Cowichan council is attempting to turn the town into a more carbon neutral place — slowly but surely. Last Tuesday during the Public Works Committee meeting at town hall, Councillor Bob Day began a discussion on climate action efforts by the town by asking what exactly council is doing on that front. The initial response from Councillor Tim McGonigle: “very little.” Chief administrative officer Joseph A. Fernandez backed up the deputy mayor. “We have to look at ways to reduce greenhouse gases and keep planting our lawns and trees,” he said. “Right now it’s not happening. People are cutting down trees to get a better view of the lake and they’ve got to stop that. We’ve also been recycling for a number of years but there’s still some houses that are still not doing it, and they should do.” Councillor Jayne Ingram chose to look on the bright side. “All the new plantings at Saywell Park are certainly improving the air quality in our community,” she said. Mayor Ross Forrest joined Ingram on the positivity front initially. “Water meters have helped immensely as reduced water intake affects electricity (in a positive way),” said the mayor. “A little bit of savings with greenhouse gases has been brought about with the roundabout. With not as much traffic stopping there’s a reduction in greenhouse gases (GHG). “There’s obviously been an increase in transit use too. It’s baby steps but we are doing far more things than we realized.” McGonigle agreed the installation of water meters has aided greenhouse gas reduction. “Our daily average of water intake in 2013 is 92,796 gallons less than what it was in 2012 and we’re down a month from 18 million to 15 million,” he said. Fernandez still remains unconvinced at the town’s green-friendly efforts. “We’ve got to be a sustainable community as we don’t want people leaving and around 30% of municipalities in the province are carbon neutral — we aren’t one of them. We talk the talk but don’t walk the walk, but (these things) cost more. We’ve got a long way to go to achieve our goals.” They mayor responded once more. “Some of those carbon neutral municipalities are right here in the Cowichan Valley, so the demographics are here,” said Forrest. “It’s a huge cost to upgrade what we already have in place. But going forward, we have to take this (GHG reduction) into consideration. We have to do it the right way. It might take us longer than we expect but at least we’re going in the right direction.” Day called for a sense of urgency. “It’s the first time in six months this topic has been on the agenda,” he said. We need to pick a project and start working on it. Lets build a trail or a bike lane. When we start doing it, it’ll end up being when we have to pay for it.” Forrest ended the night by confirming the prospect of having solar panels installed at the town hall is something council will “certainly look at.”


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Police seek help in recovering stolen boat motor Ross Armour

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An outboard motor was stolen off the back of an aluminum boat Nov. 29 in Lake Cowichan. The motor, a Mercury 25 horsepower, was taken from the rear of the boat which was on a trailer parked on Comiaken Avenue. “The motor was believed to have been taken during the evening or early hours,” read a Lake Cowichan RCMP press release.

Cst. Andrew Burn admitted he and his colleagues’ information on the theft remains “pretty limited.” “It’s the type of motor that’s attached to the back of the boat,” said Burn. “It’s quite easy to take it off and mount.” Anyone with informations is encouraged to contact the Lake Cowichan RCMP at 250-7496668 or call Crimestoppers on 1-800-222-8477.

Dog shot at, police asking for anyone with information to come forward Ross Armour

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Lake Cowichan RCMP has received a complaint from a man who reportedly had his dog shot at. The incident happened at 3 p.m. back on Sunday Nov. 10 with the dog off leash and wandering around in the Weaver Road area of town.

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Town has received complaints that logging trucks are driving over the top of the roundabout — at the intersection of North and South Shore Roads — with no care.

Logging trucks cutting corners on main street roundabout Multiple complaints: Town hall hopes police will crack down on ‘disrespectful’ drivers rolling over the edges Ross Armour

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Issues surrounding Lake Cowichan’s new roundabout continue to cause a stir for council members. Last Tuesday at the Public Works Committee meeting at city hall, Coun. Bob Day raised concerns over logging trucks continuously driving over the top of the structure with no care. It is a concern that was also raised to council by Lake Cowichan locals at a public meeting two weeks ago. “I had seven complaints from different people in one day,” said Day. “The logging trucks are constantly driving over the top of it. It’s a disgrace and very disrespectful.” Some of the complaints Day received were via social media on his Facebook page. One response of his posed the question “I wonder if they would mind if I drove across their front lawn?” Councillor Frankiln Hornbrook backed Day up. “Drivers should be professional not amateur,” he said. Mayor Ross Forrest concurred. “It’s totally unprofessional and is actually against the law. Hopefully the police will catch a few of them,” said the mayor.

On a brighter note, council is looking to install some sort of plant in the centre of the roundabout and is looking for more ideas from locals. “The idea of a bonsai forest was raised at the public meeting,” said Coun. Tim McGonigle. “We need more input before deciding. I would like to see some First Nations input. Possibly a totem or a fish.” Day asked on the restrictions of height and visibility in terms of driver safety. Nagi Rizk, superintendent of public works and engineering services confirmed “it is true you only have to see the traffic in the circle.” Mayor Forrest still believes council needs to proceed with caution. “My only concern is that it’s not the type of attraction where people will want to walk up to it and take a picture as it is in the middle of the road. It just needs to look aesthetically good so people can look at when they drive by,” he said. Day also asked whether or not something will get underway come 2014. Chief administrative officer Joseph A. Fernandez said the planting “is a 2014 budget item.” “This could be a budget item, although I don’t think a bonsai forest would qualify for a tree grant,” said Fernandez.

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The federal government stepped surveillance and marine markers. up its sales pitch for new pipelines The second federal report was to the B.C. coast last week, as it from Doug Eyford, a lawyer who prepares for the imminent release has been meeting for months with of the federal review panel’s report aboriginal communities in northern on the feasibility of the Enbridge B.C. and Alberta. Northern Gateway project. He found, as Enbridge has Transport Minister Lisa Raitt reported, that many Aboriginal and Natural Resources Minister communities are working Joe Oliver arrived in Vancouver to with energy producers to get release an expert panel’s report on the economic activity they so the current state of tanker safety desperately need. (Most urban on the West Coast. It was the first people likely don’t believe this, of two reports that tell the Stephen because the conflict-addicted Harper government in blunt terms media report mostly protests.) how steep a hill Eyford’s report it must climb to is no whitewash enable energy either. It reminds exports to Asia. Ottawa that Oliver gave B.C.’s unresolved a speech to Aboriginal title the Vancouver and a general Board of Trade BC Bureau lack of trust of By Tom Fletcher the following both the energy morning, where industry and he vowed to implement one of the federal government are key the panel’s key recommendations. obstacles to the largest economic Legislation is coming to ensure opportunity in the world today, the that polluters, not taxpayers, must rise of Asia. pay for any environmental damage Eyford was dealing with the from resource development and profusion of gas pipeline projects transport. that are set to cross northern B.C., The panel was chaired by as well as the Enbridge and Kinder Gordon Houston, a former Prince Morgan Canada oil proposals. The Rupert harbourmaster and CEO of entrenched opposition is against oil, Port Metro Vancouver. Its report particularly heavy oil in tankers. details the little-noticed fact that B.C. continues to lose skilled coastal waters around Victoria and workers to Alberta, where oil sands Vancouver are already congested development continues to expand with shipping traffic, including despite the continuing chorus of Alaska oil tankers, and are at “very U.S.-financed misrepresentation of high risk” of an incident. its environmental impact. Of course that “very high risk” It’s a key moment in Canadian should be seen in the B.C. context, history. This is where we see if we where there has never been a can go beyond our status as a client serious oil spill at sea in a century state of the U.S. of continuous petroleum shipping. This year’s B.C. election, The report calls for potential where pandering to urban protest polluters to show they are prepared backfired on the NDP, suggests for a “worst case” discharge like a new seriousness in the public the 1989 Exxon Valdez grounding mood. in Alaska. It tells Ottawa the More people understand today Canadian Coast Guard must that our comfortable modern be properly funded to serve as society with free-access health care incident command. is a fragile thing. We have it better Oliver recounted efforts made than most of the world, for now. so far, including annual tanker Tom Fletcher is the legislative reporter and columnist inspections, increased aerial for Black Press. Reach him at tfletcher@blackpress.ca.

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Scratch out a new bylaw Dear Editor You’ve heard it before. And, until it changes you’ll hear it again. You can have six chickens in downtown Victoria. You can have half a dozen chickens downtown Duncan. You can’t have any chickens in Youbou?

No roosters; okay I get that. Proper coops; okay, that’s logical. But lots of us in Youbou don’t have swacks of extra cash and feeding our families in tried and true traditional ways is just plain common sense. Come on folks. Get with the times. Change the rules to match the reality of the situation. Al Capeling Youbou

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Cathy Monti “I say ‘Hello’ to everyone, but now that it is snowing out I do like to say ‘Happy holidays, ho, ho, ho’ just to be friendly.”

Dianna Fontaine “I’ll usually say ‘Merry Christmas’ or ‘Happy holidays’ because that is what time of year it is.”

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At This time of year, what is your greeting, Merry Christmas, seasons greetings, or happy holidays? Why?

Sean Pratz “I’ll say ‘Merry Christmas.’ It’s just how I was raised. It is the tradition for me.”

Launa Foolkes “It’s ‘Merry Christmas’ all the way, because I am a believer in Christ and that is what Christmas is all about.”

Selina Birkett “It’s usually ‘Happy holidays’ if I don’t know the people. If I know they celebrate Christmas I’ll say ‘Merry Christmas.’ In emails to clients it will always be ‘Happy holidays’ or ‘Best of the season.’”

Library and schools will work together to improve literacy at Cowichan Lake Looking at literacy: Council, school principals and library representatives advocate collaborative approach

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Principal of Palsson Elementary School Jann Drake, at a recent achhol book fair with students Siera Grieve and Linden Hoskins, emphazizes the importance of literacy.

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Vancouver Island Regional Library and Lake Cowichan’s schools are set to come together to improve literacy skills in the town. At the Sustainable Planning and Development Committee meeting, held at city hall this past Tuesday, representatives from Lake Cowichan School (LCS), Palsson Elementary School and the library were on hand to discuss visions with council. “It’s the perfect time to start working together with the new library open,” said Mayor Ross Forrest. “Lots of students are attending now, and the better

people can read, the better paid jobs they’ll get.” Jann Drake, principal at Palsson Elementary, emphasized the importance of improving literacy. “Around 51 per cent of kindergarten students’ literacy skills are at risk,” she said. “We lost our learning centre and that’s a shame, so the library needs to target pre-school.” The mayor said council would be willing to do anything it can to help teamwork come about. Councillor Tim McGonigle is fully on board. “It’s about time we came together and collaborated for the better of the community,” he said. “My grandson recently came

home from school and he couldn’t stop repeating this poem he’d learned at school, and the pictures helped him visualize what was going on.” Right now, the library in Lake Cowichan is only open from Tuesday to Saturday. The town’s chief administrative officer, Joseph A. Fernandez, tried in vain to see if he could change that, asking if the library was open on Mondays. Vancouver Island Regional Library (VIRL)’s executive director, Rosemary Bonanno, said that wouldn’t be possible at the present moment. “Unfortunately, there’s a collective agreement where we have to give staff back-to-back days off, and we just don’t have enough staff right now.” LCS principal Nicole Boucher said her school is always looking at ways of improving literacy. “We have high school students working with Grade 4 students to enhance their literacy skills. Our librarian is also looking at introducing seminars.” Apparently the area around the library is soon to be glamoured up. “It won’t always be a gravel pit,” Councillor Bob Day told the group. “A town square stage is going to be built in front on the library to hold events. Vegetation will planted there also.” The mayor said the “exceptionally designed” stage will be completed before the school year is out. Councillor Jayne Ingram hopes the new setup will entice people’s appetite for reading in the area. “It will be a great area and opportunity for outside reading during lunch,” she said.

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Top: Lady of the Lake ambassadors — Emily Pastor, Megan Berry and Ashley Vomacka — address the crowd at the United Way breakfast on Friday, Dec. 6 at the Shaker Mill restaurant. Above: Sarah DeBodt, a counsellor at Cowichan Lake Community Services speaks at the breakfast. DeBodt communicated about the variety of services available here in Lake Cowichan.

Breakfast unites supporters Residents of Lake Cowichan and area came out in support of the United Way’s annual fundraising breakfast, Dec. 6, at the Shaker Mill Restaurant. The restaurant was humming with chatter between 7 a.m. and 9 a.m., some arriving early for breakfast on their way to work, while others who had a more leisurely schedule for the day ahead taking their time and lingering. The United Way breakfast coordinator Pat Foster reported a total of 65 breakfasts were served, and $806 raised by the event that will go to help fund community operations. “Every year people look forward to the event getting a chance to visit with old friends and make new ones,” Foster said. “The Shaker Mill Restaurant donated the breakfast, the advertising was donated and the door prizes were donated as well.”


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Around the Lake during 1940s Cowichan Lake memories: Islands, injuries and tugboats

Deadman’s Island: from Lake Cowichan, Chemainus and Nanaimo. Youbou teams won the Mayo Singh Cup, Near Caycuse beach, looking down the lake Cowichan Leader Cup and the Anita and Sheila towards the community of Lake Cowichan, several Boyd Shield. Youbou’s senior and novice men’s small islands lay dotted near the shoreline. teams also took home prizes, the Youbou Fire They are just three of the 10 or so islands that Department Cup and the Schwenger Cups. dot Cowichan Lake. In recent years The Caycuse junior girls team several of the islands were sold as took home the Mac and Mac Trophy private getaways. The larger one near while the Nitinat men’s team — Caycuse was for decades referred to captained by Lloyd Whiskin, uncle of by locals as Deadman’s Island. In fact local resident Dave Whiskin — also there is at least one other island with participated. that name. Rolli Lake Cowichan senior ladies team Gunderson According to local lore (based garnered three awards; V.L. and M. on Native legend) “bodies of PAGES OF HISTORY Cup, the ITM Cup and the General dead warriors, both Ditidaht and Walker Grand Aggregate Cup. Cowichan, were placed on rock The Chemainus team won the Ralph ledges on the larger of the Deadman’s Fuller Cup. The chief judge was Dr. Bert Mewhort, Island.” reported the Lake News. long-time Lake Cowichan doctor and Dr. A. Phelps It was believed that the bodies were placed of Youbou. there “until a more convenient time for interment elsewhere.” It was assumed that these warriors had The Caycuse Prince: died while fighting each other in an attempt to take A brand new tugboat, the Caycuse Prince, was put control of the fishing and hunting grounds. into service during the summer of 1949 at Caycuse Other reports claimed that the bones of two Camp on Cowichan Lake. Native people were found buried in small caves The 26-foot steel constructed tug was powered by (or holes) on one of the tiny islands. Unfortunately, a Chrysler Crown Marine engine and replaced the after these graves were discovered by European old steamboat Wm. G. Moore. settlers the final resting places were often looted or It was built by John Manly Limited, of New destroyed. Westminster, B. C., which also built the Cowichan First aid competitions: Prince, a big diesel tugboat that went into service on Cowichan Lake earlier that year. What once was a yearly event that took place As of 2011, both tugs were still deemed active. many decades ago was the Annual Field Day of the Lake Cowichan District Centre of the St. John According to the Ship Building History website. Ambulance Assosiation. John Manly Ltd. was established after the second The third annual event took place at the Lake World War. In 1982, when it lost the lease on Cowichan High School auditorium on June 18, its yard in New Westminster, it was acquired by 1949 with 250 guests, visitors and contestants RivTow Marine, along with West Coast Salvage attending. Twenty teams competed in various first-aid events and Contracting and B. C. Marine Shipbuilders. All that included many junior teams. Youbou alone was three were merged with RivTow Industries, using represented by 10 teams with the remainder coming B.C. Marine’s, Victoria Drive location


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Living on the second largest body of water on Vancouver Island you’d think our rescue services would have equipment to work on the water. But we didn’t. Until now. “A boat is a safer way to operate” says Doug Knott, Lake Cowichan Fire Department’s chief, about water rescues, “ We’ve certainly used one over the years, many times borrowing and using our own stuff.” After a year and a half of fundraising, the LCFD finally raised enough money to buy one. Three weeks ago members took delivery of their new fire rescue boat. Its a 65-hp jet-drive ridged-hull inflatable with fire and rescue equipment added to it. The jet-drive pontoon boat is a little different to use than a recreational boat so Knott has arranged to have the men learn to operate it from experienced jet boat users.

When Kenzie Cuthbert heard the news he offered to help train the fireman to navigate the river — “the currents, the boulders and how to manipulate the boat using the jet motor.” Cuthbert is a professional guide and fisherman on the Cowichan River and he is well-versed in jet boat use. On Dec. 7, members received hands-on training, with Cuthbert pointing out some of the hazard areas on the river as they practiced manoeuvreing the boat in the shallow water. Kenzie took two firefighters at a time downriver, past Little Beach, noting boulders and areas to avoid then they did some full-speed runs back up the river to the lake. Firefighter Tyler Knott was happy to be able to train with Cuthbert. He was surprised how differently the jet boat handled than regular boats. “That was the number one thing we learned today,” he said. As a drift fisherman on the river, Cuth-

bert knows it like the back of his hand, he said. He also uses jet boats on the river so he was a good choice to teach the members how to safely use their new fire rescue boat on the ever-changing river. Cuthbert was impressed with the boat’s stability. “It felt really, really safe, and that’s a big thing.” The Cowichan River is is very low for this time of year, but that turns out to be good for teaching the firefighters how to use their new boat in the shallows. “The river is really low, I was surprised where we went.” remarked Cuthbert. Although most of the rescue work the boat will do will be on the lake, it is important to learn how to run on the river in case something occurs on it. Three weeks ago some of the members were given five days of training on the lake with another instructor. More LCVFD members will receive training in January and February so they are all comfortable using the boat.

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This weekend, the Lake Cowichan Fire Department is making it a little easier to support the Christmas hamper program with a two-day food and toy drive. Firefighters will be collecting donations of food, toys and cash this Friday (Dec. 13) from 5-9 p.m. and Saturday (Dec. 14) from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. at Country Grocer. All donations go to the Cowichan Lake Community Services for their Christmas hamper program. This is the sixth year for the fire department’s drive, and Lieut. Steve Johnson says they have raised roughly

$10,500 in cash so far, plus toys and food. “We’re just little elves,” he said. “It’s just an avenue for people to drop off stuff. We found people are waiting for us now to drop stuff off. They come every year. It’s a good thing.” The food and toy drive started as an idea brought up at one of their meetings, explained Johnson. “We thought Community Services needed a hand,” he said. During the food and toy drive, the new Fire Safety House sponsored by the Cowichan Valley Chiefs Association will be set up for the first time. Be among the first to see the new house Saturday from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. at Country Grocer.

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A webcam provided by DriveBC allowing residents to view the driving state of Highway 18 online is being moved to a different location. The Cowichan Lake camera was down and unavailable to view Wednesday, amidst snow flurries, as the Ministry of Transportation and Infrastructure are in the process of moving the camera. DriveBC’s website read “the Cowichan hwycam on Hwy. 18 is currently unavailable. The webcam is in the process of being moved to another location in the area. Stay tuned!” The webcam’s old position used to be looking west on Highway 18 approximately 10 kilometres west of Highway 1. Robert Adam from the Ministry of Transportation and Infrastructure confirmed the reason behind the move. “The Cowichan webcam will be moved to the intersection of South Shore Road and Pacific Marine Road on Highway 18

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and face east, approximately six kilometres west of Lake Cowichan,” said Adam in an email. “The webcam is being moved to provide the public with a better view of the conditions west of Cowichan Lake.” The webcam closest to the old Cowichan one is the Skutz Falls webcam. It is also located on Highway 18, at Skutz Falls Road looking west but Adam says the old one was too close to that, emphasizing the need for a move.

“The previous location was near the Skutz Falls webcam, so the cams were providing similar information.” The new location is also likely to make for better broadcasting. “The new location will also improve the telecommunications of the cam because it will be connected to a landline instead of a cell tower,” said Adam, who could not confirm when the new webcam would be up and running.

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It was seemingly a case of baptism by fire this past weekend for Lake Cowichan Sr. Boys Single A curling team. The team of five students from Lake Cowichan School was put together this fall. It travelled to Qualicum Curling Club in Qualicum Beach Nov. 28 . Raimund Mullin, Brentyn Hill, Mitchell Myers, Brody Bendfeld, and Jaden Lawler make up the team and it was their firstever bonspiel as a group. “It went well but it was a bit of an eye-opener for them,” said acting coach Thor Repstock, who is a member of Lake Cowichan Curling Club. “Regrettably we didn’t win any games but we had a couple of ends where we did well.” The team was recently put together as Repstock and friends at the local curling club “attempted to get new blood in.” “We have individuals (at the curling club) who were willing to work with the students.” Repstock approached the school and duly delivered, offering to do some coaching himself “along the way.” “We wanted to get curling installed into some P.E lessons at the school. This team is a result of those efforts,” he said. LCS teacher Kyla Bridge was also instrumental in putting the new team together. “This is the first time we have had a team,” said Bridge in an email. “The boys lost each game but played admirably and learned a great deal about the sport. “We played a total of three games against Qualicum, Campbell River and Courtenay. Our next bonspiel is in the new

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year.” Repstock is already looking at ways to improve the team going forward. “Although we lost, it was good for the team to attend the bonspiel,” he said. “Now we have to improve their skills both strategically and mechanically.” Repstock confirmed one of the key techniques he will be working on is

delivery of the stones. Bridge is also in the process of setting up a fundraising account for the team and said in her email that people can donate bottles at the local bottle depots in Lake Cowichan, so the team will be able to purchase new brooms and fund the next bonspiel outing.

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6190 Mayo Road, Skutz Falls Town of Lake Cowichan Advisory Planning Commission The Town of Lake Cowichan is seeking to fill up to two (2) vacancies on the Advisory Planning Commission as a result of a resignation. The successful candidate will serve out term which expires on December 31st, 2014. Responsibilities of the Commission Members of the Commission advise Council on all matters respecting land use, community planning or proposed bylaws and permits that are referred to it by Council. Membership consists of 5 members and is restricted to residents of the Town of Lake Cowichan and two members who may be non-residents. Membership term generally is for a two year period which for the current members expires at the end of 2014. Further information regarding the Commission is available by contacting the undersigned at 250.749.6681 during regular office hours, Monday through Friday. A brief signed letter outlining your interest in serving on this commission should be directed to reach the Town by 3:00 p.m., January 16th, 2014 and submitted to the undersigned: Joseph A. Fernandez, Chief Administrative Officer Town of Lake Cowichan, PO Box 860, 39 South Shore Road, Lake Cowichan, BC V0R 2G0  · No faxes or e-mails will be considered

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Clockwise from top: Lakers goalie Noah Murdoch, followed by his team mates and coach Calvin Convery, shake hands after a weekend of close games. The Pee Wee Lakers made it to the finals only to lose 7-0 to the Port Moody Panthers. Port Moody Panthers won Gold, Lakers took Silver and Semiahmoo gets Bronze. Captain Max Baird, assistant captain Quinn Major and Ryder Wise (No.14) celebrate a goal. The Lakers Peewee hockey team won their way in to the finals at the tournament held at the Cowichan Lake Sports Arena on Sunday. Ethan Brown carries the puck up ice in the Lakers final game. By the third period of the final game the Peewee Lakers were down 0-5 against the Port Moody Panthers. The last period showed a lot of determination but another two goals by the Panthers sealed the deal giving the Lakers silver.

“It went extremely well,” said Kristy Convery, manager Peewee Lakers about the tournament over the weekend. “ I love to hear the comments and reactions from the mainland teams when they come here and see our rink, and especially the awesome change rooms, “ Some were saying our change rooms make them feel like they are in the NHL!” she continued.


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Top ten winter road trip tips: 1. A full night’s sleep ahead of a long drive is important. 2. It’s also a good idea to let a friend know when you’re leaving and the time you expect to arrive. 3. Fill the windshield washer bottle with seasonal cleaner and carry an extra container in the trunk. 4. Don’t forget to bring sunglasses – glare from snow can be hard on the eyes. 5. Wear (warm) clothes that allow good movement to steer and operate the foot pedals. 6. Bring water plus non-perishable food supplies on longer trips. 7. An emergency (first aid) kit. 8. Check the weather forecast, road conditions and for road closures on your route before heading out on a long trip. 9. Good winter tires are mandatory on most high-elevation BC highway routes during the winter. 10. If you must drive in bad weather, it’s a good idea to refuel when the tank drops below half full. If the car breaks down or gets stuck in the snow, having engine heat until help arrives could be important. Useful winter driving web sites: drivebc.ca, icbc.com

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flake symbol on the sidewall Winter weather has already to indicate that it meets a touched most parts of BC specific winter tire industry and there is a threat of performance test. A series more severe snowstorms in of tragic accidents that the coming days. involved vehicles equipped Driving can be challenging with all-season tires, mainly no matter where you live on the Sea-to-Sky Highway in in the province at this What makes a BC, played a significant role time of the year. The heavy BC winter road trip in the adaptation of this tire rain, fog, wind or slushy uniquely challenging designation. snow that’s common in The traction qualities of a coastal areas can present (and interesting) is winter tire will deteriorate an unpredictable and more as it wears and loses tread dangerous driving situation that it’s possible to experience all (or depth. As a general rule, than sub-zero, crunchy a half-worn winter tire hard-packed snow. Then most) of the above performs at about the same there’s the biggest driving conditions, in a same- level as a good all-season challenge of them all – ice tire in cold, slippery condiin its various road surface day drive. tions. A half worn all-season incarnations. Bob McHugh tire will perform about the What makes a BC winter same as a good summer tire. road trip uniquely challengAnd a half-worn summer tire… well, let’s ing (and interesting) is that it’s possible not go there! to experience all (or most) of the above When road traction conditions are poor, conditions, in a same-day drive. try to avoid asking tires to do more than Even if daytime temperatures are mild, one job at a time – specifically, don’t overnight temperatures typically drop steer and brake at the same time. Start close to or below the freezing mark on a braking sooner and try to get all braking regular basis. done while the vehicle is in a straight line, Your car’s tires are what keep you on the in advance of a turn. Steady and smooth road and out of the ditch. Before you set steering actions work best and use a out today, be it to work or to pay a visit gentle push on the gas pedal as you exit to friends or family across the province, the turn. please check your tires. According to ICBC, about one-in-25 Below seven degrees Celsius, the rubber crashes in BC are caused by wildlife colcompound used in a winter tire (or lisions. Although they tend to be more all-weather tire) remains softer and active in spring and fall, they can be offers better traction qualities than attracted by roadside vegetation and an all-season or summer tire. you need to be extra watchful for A winter or all-weather tire is wildlife during the dusk and dawn. marked with a mountain/snow-

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A worthy new Jeep Cherokee at long last The Chrysler group is on a tear these days with month after month of consecutive growth and awards to back it up. Who would have thought a few short years ago that Chrysler, one of the Detroit Three, would be in second place in Canada, just slightly behind Ford and well ahead of General Motors. This has been achieved by filling a few holes in their full-line offensive. For example, until a year ago, Chrysler didn’t have a compact car, now they do with the Dodge Dart. Most surprising is that the strong sales have been established without having a vehicle to compete in the fastest growing segment: the compact SUV. Now, with the introduction of this all-new Jeep Cherokee, Chrysler has something to take on established players like the Ford Escape, Honda CR-V and Toyota RAV4. The new Cherokee has only been for sale for about a month now but sales for the Jeep brand are up more than 34 per cent over last year. In addition, the new Jeep Cherokee just won its category (best new SUV under $35,000) as judged by the Automobile Journalist Association of Canada.

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Some might not remember the old boxy Cherokee that was sold in the 1990s; it was a very simple design that appealed to die-hard Jeep enthusiasts. This new Cherokee is trying to win over new buyers, not just the Jeep faithful. It might look a bit odd at first but when you are in its presence, the design actually grows on you to a point that it has a futuristic, very mod-

ern twist on an iconic nameplate. What you don’t see is the Italian Alfa Romeo platform that this Cherokee shares with the Dodge Dart. This provides a solid basis that produces a wonderful on-road experience and ruggedness for off-road duty. There is a special Trailhawk version of this Cherokee that has been designed specifically for off-road, with higher front and rear bumpers to help it traverse ditches and climb mountains. The more practical base front wheel drive (FWD) model starts at $23,495 and is the lowest priced vehicle in the compact SUV class. The all wheel drive (AWD) model is also a value leader and starts at $25,695.

Inside There are several things that set this Cherokee apart from the competition and a big difference is the level of interior fit and finish. Many of the vehicles that compete in this class are rather basic inside and come covered in hard plastic and feature simple designs. The Cherokee is covered in soft-touch materials, comfortable seats and a large touch screen in the centre of the dash for connectivity. The base screen is five inches but a larger 8.4-inch screen is available on the $29,995 Limited model. In addition, all models get a second 3.5-inch screen embedded in the instrument cluster that is fully programmable and provides custom readouts. The back seat isn’t huge but the seats are contoured nicely and provide good comfort. They also slide forward

to elongate the cargo area if larger objects need to be carried. The rest of the dash has a stylish design that is a good combination of the bigger Grand Cherokee and the functional Dodge Journey. Sweeping lines and attention to detail make this a class leader in terms of style and design.

more grunt for passing and highway runs. This would be the choice if you do a lot of highway driving to the cabin or skiing. The downside is the added weight of the V6 makes it less nimble compared to the 4-cylinder, but both are excellent choices.

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Not content to use existing engines and transmission in this new Cherokee, Chrysler is showcasing brand new technology in this compact SUV, providing good fuel economy and value. All trim levels come standard with a 9-speed automatic transmission. That’s right, nine gears – the very first vehicle on the planet to come with this many cogs. Having a chance to drive it with the base 184hp 2.4L 4-cylinder through the canyons outside of Malibu California, I can report that the transmission is so smooth and refined the driver forgets there is so much at work. The up side is the Cherokee is capable of 9.6L/100km in the city and 6.4L on the highway. The platform is a gem. There is very little road or wind noise, the suspension is very well dampened and the steering feel is better than many in this class. The 4-cylinder engine is a great choice for commuters and the handling is crisp and sure-footed, more like a sedan than an SUV. The optional V6 engine is the first application of the 3.2L V6 Pentastar engine. The bigger 3.6L is used across the Chrysler family but this newly developed, smaller version is a wonderful value as it is only $1,300 more to equip it on any Cherokee, from the least expensive FWD model to the most expensive AWD trim. For $1,300, you get 271hp and a lot

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In addition to carving though the mountains, I had a chance to drive over them in the Trailhawk off-road model. This

really is the enthusiast version; it had no problem scampering up anything it came across – from big boulders to sand and mud. A lot of fun, but the reality is that most buyers will opt for the less extreme AWD models that have the ability to change their characteristics depending on which setting the driver chooses from snow, sport, mud/sand and low settings.

Verdict The starting price is the best on the market, the technology is second to none, and the ride is smoother and quieter than the competition and the interior class above. The styling does take a while to get used to but it does look better in person. Most people will equip the Cherokee with AWD and the middle North Edition that includes alloy wheels and added interior features for a reasonable $28,695. With the optional V6 engine, the price is $29,995. This is a lot of Jeep for the money and one that is a treat to drive. Now that Chrysler has a competent small SUV in their lineup, their position as the No. 2 seller of vehicles looks strong for a while to come. zack.spencer@drivewaybc.ca

Drives-U-Crazy ... Roof of snow

I watched a guy labour for 20 minutes the other day scraping the ice from his windshield, side and rear windows. Then he jumped in his car and took off without paying any attention to the snow on the car roof. Partway into his journey the snow will slide down onto his windshield, obscuring his vision and thus putting him at risk of collision with some other innocent road user. Stupid. What drives-u-crazy? keith.morgan@drivewaybc.ca

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• The Bavarian Bakery now has gift certificates. You can also get a one pound bag of assorted Christmas cookies — cookie recipes are from the owners great-great grand mom, and no preservatives or additives. The bakery sells frozen pizza dough too — just flour, water, salt, yeast, olive oil and herbs . . . that’s all. Call 250-932-9990 for more info or just drop by. • Fit for a Princess will be closed for renovations from Dec. 25 to Jan. 31. • The Lions Christmas House still sparkles this year until Dec.31. You can view it, by appointment, by calling Brenda to make arrangements for availability of time and day. Call 250-709-5493 or 250-749-3345. Donations for entry go toward serving the community. Tea, coffee and Christmas treats will be available to those that have booked in advance.

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  Councillor Jayne Ingram and Town of Lake Cowichan employee Kate Frost were braving the chilly weather to string some lights up at Central Park on Thursday, Nov. 21. If you have decorated your home with the Christmas spirit this holiday season, let us know. We would love to print a list of all the decorated homes in the Cowichan Lake area so people can drive by and admire your talent! Send your address to: office@lakecowichangazette.com

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• Do you love to listen to Christmas jingles by festive carollers? Tonight, Dec. 11, the Lake Cowichan Girl Guides will be singing carols and selling cookies from 6 p.m. to 7 p.m. at the Lake Cowichan Country Grocer store. • The annual family- fun Winter Wonderland Carnival at the Cowichan Lake Sports Arena will be on Monday, Dec. 23 from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. Call the arena for prices and more information 250-749-6742.

☞ Honeymoon Bay puts on its annual ‘Pot-lick dimmer’ The village of Honeymoon Bay volunteers, readies to assemble their annual community Christmas Pot Lick Dimmer on Dec. 15 at 6 p.m. As always, it will be a festive occasion that the community — and anyone who would like to join them — looks forward to, especially those that are under three-feet tall, because it means a visit with Santa and an early Christmas present. Although it’s too late to register your little one with Santa that they’ll be attending, you could still come and bring a gift with you for the fun of having Santa pass it to your child. Come on out and join in the fun at Honeymoon Bay Hall. Just bring along a green salad or a dessert to share. There will be turkey, ham, mashed potatoes to go along with it. Coffe, tea and juice will also be available. The pot luck dinner pays homage to a former resident,

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Jodi McKenzie, Dr. Laura Hughes and Debbie Longbottom are pleased with the success of their 6th Annual Food Drive. They were able to collect over 450 items for the Lake Cowichan Food Bank at their event where patients get a free adjustment at the Lake Cowcichan Chiropratic clinic when they donate food. “Some patients were not able to make it but they donated food anyway which is so thoughtful.” commented Dr. Hughes. “We’ll do it again next year!”

Merna Moffat — now deceased — who one year after a glass or two of wine, mixed up her words. The name ‘Pot-Lick Dimmer’ has stuck ever since.

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