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rouched waiting in a neatly wrapped recliner-chair-boxturned-Christmas-present, 20-year-old Bobby Bond waited for his mom to open her special Christmas surprise. “Bobby had to hold her up because her legs went weak,” explained Duncan resident Roz Wilson of the moment her daughter Angie Bond saw it was her son Bobby in the box. The mother and son hadn’t been together at Christmas for five years. The 42-year-old mother of two from Duncan is terminally ill. She was diagnosed with Huntington’s disease when she “It was one of was 33. Huntington’s the most meandisease is a hereditary brain disorder that ingful times affects body moveI have played ment, emotions, thinking, behaviour Santa.” and perception of the world. Folks with HD become less able to control movements, recall recent events, make decisions, and control emotions. “I had no idea,” Angie said when asked about the Dec. 7 surprise. “Big change,” she added of her son who’s grown close to six

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“It was kind of spur of the moment, but we knew for a little while and it was hard to keep a secret.” When Angie’s visitors arrived to the house Wilson kept her daughter busy at the computer playing solitaire. “Pam snuck into my bedroom and got changed into Santa’s suit while the others got the present ready,” Wilson said. “It was just so nice of her and such a wonderful surprise for Angie with all of her family surrounding her.” It was a special moment for Bobby, as well. “I felt as if it wasn’t really happening. It really didn’t hit me until I was on the plane here, that I was really coming back to spend time with my family,” he said. “I’m really grateful that my mother’s friend, Pam Wixom, could make all that happen for us.”

Wixom was happy with how the surprise worked. “Angie and I have been good friends for many years. She is a great mom, and I know her kids bring her so much joy,” she said. “I admire Angie for her courage and ability to always look on the bright side, no matter what she is going through. “It was one of the most meaningful times I have played Santa. I was so glad to be able to be a part of this special moment.” bchonda.com

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directors. Mike Walker, the Mill Bay/Malahat director, was chosen vice-chair of the CVRD for 2014. Last year’s vice-chair, Cowichan Bay Director Lori Iannidinardo, declined her nomination; North Oyster/Diamond Director Mary Marcotte was also nominated.

Grandfather regroups after deportation scare Still facing deportation: 37-year Penelakut Island resident may still be forced back to the states after officials suddenly arrived at his home

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ichard Jerman got the shock of his life Wednesday when Canadian border guards arrived at his place on Penelakut Island to arrest him as an illegal immigrant. “I was in shock alright,” said the 37-year resident of the tiny First Nations reserve off of Chemainus. “They figured I wasn’t supposed to be here (in Canada), and had to go with them.” Jerman was allowed to change from his muddy work duds, before being hauled to holding cells in Victoria Wednesday, then to a Vancouver Airport lockup Thursday. He was released on a $500 bond Friday. “You can’t pack anything; you go as you are,” he said, applauding fast legal action mounted by his family, the Penelakut band, and lawyer Peter Golden for saving him from a quick “My gut is physideportation. cally jittery; I’ve Jerfelt that since last man’s surprise Wednesday. I’ve stemmed got a long road from his false ahead of me, but belief he this is my home.” had permanent residency after settling so long ago on Penelakut with wife, Maria George. The community pillar received no government notice, nor letters about his non-residency status before Wednesday’s action by Canadian Border Services agents. “I also have all the different documents: a (B.C.) Care Card, and a SIN number,” taxpayer

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blue.” Jerman, a farmhand and U.S. Army veteran, said he was treated politely by federal agents. The grub was another matter. “The food wasn’t that great in Victoria; it’s city jail food.” He credited his daughters and the Penelakut band for finding Golden to help pave the road to

residency. “If not for them, I’d probably be across the border by now.” While his case grinds along, Jerman remained worried — and legally unable to work. “My gut is physically jittery; I’ve felt that since last Wednesday. I’ve got a long road ahead of me, but this is my home.”

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Bad Cowichan Valley drivers won’t like what they are getting for Christmas

Light Up The Highway: Lake cops join in Island-wide crackdown Ross Armour

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olice officers were out in force last Friday in an effort to remind drivers they will be out in force during the Christmas

period. The officer blitz was part of the RCMP’s annual Light Up the Highway Campaign where more than 7,000 drivers are stopped and checked up and down the Island at this time of the year. Cowichan is no different. “It’s high profile,” said Cpl. Darren Lagan from Island District RCMP. “Our primary focus is drivers who are impaired by

alcohol or drugs but we’re also for the use of seat belts, licence and insurance plates as well basic safety features that vehicles need to comply with. If anything comes our way it will be dealt with immediately.” So far the campaign has seen three prohibited drivers charged, alongside six drug seizures amongst other things. Lagan couldn’t give the specific number of officers out on the road in Cowichan, and Cpl. Jon Stuart was unable to provide a breakdown of the local numbers. However, Cowichan area RCMP detachments were — and will continue to be — actively

involved. “Sometimes they’ll come down to the Trans-Canada Highway and assist other agencies as well. South Island Traffic will also be covering Lake Cowichan,” Lagan said. Apparently there is a strong level of public support for the campaign and cutting down on those not fit to be on the road. “We want to identify drivers who should not be driving. People are use to it now and we enjoy a good level of support for the campaign,” said Lagan. “If we can get that one driver in the queue who’s impaired then that makes everybody safer and have a happier holiday.”

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ops are investigating a hit-and-run involving a cyclist on the Island Highway on Saturday at 8 p.m. “A vehicle was traveling northbound in the lefthand lane on the (TCH) at Beverly Street in Duncan when a 50-year-old man on a bicycle crossed its path. The cyclist was struck, knocked to the ground, and the driver stopped the vehicle,” said North Cowichan/Duncan RCMP Cpl. Jon Stuart. “Witnesses to the collision reported to police that a second vehicle travelling northbound on the (TCH) in the right-hand lane struck the man as he lay in the street. This second vehicle did not stop.” The cyclist was taken to a Victoria area hospital to be treated for numerous broken bones. Police are looking for witnesses who can offer any information that may identify the driver and/or vehicle. Meanwhile, RCMP received a call at 4:45 p.m. Monday regarding a scooter-meets-vehicle incident on Allenby Road that saw the mini-bike’s operator shipped to Cowichan District Hospital with unknown injuries. “The scooter was traveling against the traffic on the shoulder, with no lights,” explained Stuart “The operator was struck by the mirror of the vehicle as it went past.” Tips can be called into the North Cowichan/Duncan RCMP detachment at 250-748-5522, or Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222TIPS (8477).

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Wishes for gifts arriving where needed most

For Christmas: Too many tragedies for Cowichan this year, let 2014 be a time to heal

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t wasn’t the easiest of years for a lot of Cowichan families. Let’s hope Santa is kind to these folks and leaves an extra special gift under their trees. For families of those involved in any pedestrian fatality or similar tragedy: continued support as they grieve their losses and assurance a solution to prevent similar incidents squeezes onto someone’s agenda. No matter what the best solution is, the best present to folks who’ve been affected by this type of incident would May Santa be officials huddling to discuss options be kind to for better safety. Last week’s sentencing of Marvin our families Antoniuk for the shooting his father pulled back the veil on one family’s struggles, but their circumstances are hardly unique in the offices of social workers and the halls of justice in our community. For all families that have been scarred and split by violence and alcohol: a parcel full of healing and a chance to move on. And finally for Cowichan citizens in general: a hefty bag of good karma to all those who stuck together during this year’s many tragedies. We reported on several fundraisers, including for the family of Shawnigan Lake’s Charlie Newman, who received life-threatening injuries as a result of an ugly crash Sept. 16 on Hwy. 18, the children of late local flagger Maggie Feeley who was struck Oct. 21 by a dump truck on a work site, and the parents and twin brother of 11-year-old Caleb Kroffat who passed away extremely unexpectedly by unknown causes during the intermission of a Capitals hockey game Nov. 8, to name just a few. Good on all of you for your efforts. We’re sure one of Santa’s elves was watching.

We say:

Seeing both sides of: postal service cutbacks The case against

The case for

Canada Post is still an important service, but the rise of email and other forms of electronic communication has removed the “essential service” label from all but a relatively few number of Canadians. Courier companies are equipped to handle parcels. The days of the country needed to pour huge resources into mail service are long past.

Duncan residents will be switching from door-to-door postal service to neighbourhood boxes.

Don’t confuse attention-grabbing agenda with truth Patrick Hrushowy

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’ve got this theory that there is more to this One Percent thing than just a bunch of Wall Street fat cats running the world. What if our impressions of the world we are living in are shaped through a convenient partnership between aggressive activists on the fringes of society and a compliant mainstream media that has an insatiable appetite for dramatic controversy presented as “shock” entertainment rather than real news? This seemed to be confirmed by the release of BC Hydro information this week that showed 99% of its residential customers have signed up for Smart Meters. Just six months ago the furor in the news media over Smart Meters being imposed on customers seemed to rival the outrage over the province’s ill-fated HST.

In the end we were talking about just 1% of Hydro’s customers digging in and refusing to have the meters. Across the water in Vancouver we have public transportation policy being set to meet the requirements of arguably less than 1% of the population who want to ride their bicycles to work. Even in rush hour there are sometimes more smart cars in the bike lanes than people on bikes. But, to read the media there is a broad-based popular upswelling of sentiment to support bike lanes. Then there are the gambling proposals in Vancouver. Again, one could conclude from media coverage that the population at large is prepared to lie down in front of bulldozers to stop gambling expansion when there is simply a fringe activist group opposed to gambling that supplies fodder for the media’s demand for eye-catching stories. Could it also be true that the appar-

Not everyone’s life revolves around a cellphone. Not everyone lives in an area with reliable carrier service, or, for that matter, courier service. Not everyone is equipped — physically, technically or financially — to take complete responsibility for their personal communication. Canada Post is necessary for many Canadians and any kind of reductions should only be done with extreme care.

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ent broad opposition to new pipelines is fueled by extremely aggressive and skilled fringe activists who have successfully manipulated our journalistic establishment? It seems strange that our environmentally oriented progressives, who have traditionally been more than a little anti-American, go gladly cap-in-hand for monetary support and direction to Yankee organizations funded by American billionaires who want to keep access to cheap Canadian oil. Even our own Peter Nix and his merry band of doomsayers get moral support from these American eco-imperialists. If you really think about it, most people don’t directly know what’s going on in their neighbourhoods a few blocks away, let alone what’s going on in Victoria, Ottawa, Washington or Edmonton. They rely on various news media to inform themselves on what is going on in the world.

Then, of course, we’ve got social media, especially Facebook and Twitter, where people can find links lifted from mainstream news sites. Is it any wonder people fret and oppose things after having been force-fed doom, gloom and constant controversy by media outlets anxious to build and hold audience in a competitive market? If there is no drama, who is going to pay attention? And that is the only information the average person has in order to make sense of the world around them. So, the world is not going to hell in a hand basket – it’s just 1%, or less, wanting you to think so. Patrick Hrushowy is a Cowichan writer and political consultant. Email him at phrushowy@shaw.ca


Friday, December 20, 2013 Have an opinion you’d like to share? email editor@cowichannewsleader.com phone 250-746-4471

YOUR TURN

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What do you think of Cowichan’s new $2-million Visitor Centre? “They’re going to have to charge everyone for pamphlets. Where’s all the money coming from? I could have built that centre for less than $2 million.”

Doug Johnson, North Cowichan

“It’s disgusting because it’s too modernistic for our local heritage. It should have been something very traditional and sustainable, like log or timberframe. It could have been a multi-purpose centre with marsh viewing.”

George Graham, Duncan

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

Did you hear about the driver who...?

Local government restraint is overdue

Dear editor I just want to say I could not agree more with what was written in your Dec. 4 edition under the section Our take: “when will taxpayers get what they pay for?” Folk have been asking for changes in North Cowichan for some time at council meetings. Keep up the great “Our takes” You’re bang on about this topic. Bill Thompson

In my opinion: Police share their stories of impaired driving

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olice officers often deal with the aftermath of horrible crashes, and the impact those crashes have on grieving loved ones. We hope having them share these alarming stories of impaired driving will provide an extra incentive for people to find alternate ways of getting home.

Duncan

The taxpayer has reached the end of its ability to pay

Dear editor What has to happen in Cowichan is for local government to step up to the plate, take back the power from senior staff and do the job they were elected to do. Council simply rubber stamps what staff recommends and staff is not in the business of fiscal restraint. The next time you encounter a member of council ask them if they know how many employees we have today in comparison to 10 years ago and if it is reflective of the actual growth in population. The population is not growing but employee costs are. While we scramble to make ends meet the powers that be in municipal hall vote for spending more money on pet projects. Fix the roads before you build skate parks in every neighbourhood and roundabouts at every intersection. Cut costs to the bone, adopt a tax freeze and a no-new-spending policy until we have our financial house in order. Scrap the endless costly studies for neighbourhood development plans; we can figure out for ourselves what we want. The taxpayers have reached the end of their ability to pay more. If it continues many of us will have no other option but to sell and move on. Peggy Bran

In possession of all his ‘facilities.’

The defense lawyer in an impaired driving trial asked a police officer who was testifying in a packed courtroom, if he’d provided his client with an opportunity to use the facilities. The police officer described how the defendant had to use the wall to steady himself, but swayed so much that he urinated on two different urinals and the wall. When the laughter in the courtroom died courtesy Jennifer Lawson down the defense lawyer simply said, “No Cowichan artist Jennifer Lawson did this painting of the sweeping verandah of the main house at Keating Farm, more questions your honour.” which contains an acclaimed great hall. The Land Conservancy has listed the property is for sale to pay down debts. Should have listened to his wife Police administered an Approved Screenhold any meetings in Duncan because the Sweet Lowdown at the annual Cowichan ing Device test, and the driver blew a fail. A main provincial highway through Duncan Station hoedown on Dec. 14). It has basic woman in a taxi claiming to be his wife showed could better be called a parking lot that stage lighting and curtains, a piano, a sound up. The man was alone in his van, and had not moves on occasion. The minister will no system, and a new kitchen/cafe for refreshmade any calls. doubt ignore all the intersections, and their ments. We are fundraising to improve the The mystery was solved when the woman inconsistencies. For example, you can turn acoustics of the space so if you want to help, told the officer she had been with her husband left on a green on one light, but you can’t send a letter of support to Cowichan Station at a party, then said to her husband, “I told at the next. It’s enough to confuse new and Area Association. More info at cowichansta- you that you had too much, and to take the old drivers alike. But, of course, the drivers tion.org. taxi with me!” will be at fault not the roads. From Cedar to Jill Thompson Burning up Beverly Corners in Duncan you have 12 flat, Cowichan Station One recent Halloween night in the Lower four-lane, four-way intersections. No wonder Mainland, a driver sat intoxicated in his car, the crash rates are high. Perhaps a more while his vehicle’s engine burned. The public meaningful statistic would be the number of Keating Estate sale would be a sad tried to help him before police showed up, but comments submitted at cowichannewsleader.com accidents not at an intersection, compared to ending the driver was too intoxicated to realize the other similar four-lane divided and separated Dear editor danger and refused to exit his car. Members of Multiple intersections are leading highways. For example, how do we compare It would be so sad if the beautiful Keatthe public stepped in, at their own risk, to pull to the Pat Bay Highway? I have no doubt ing Estate has to be sold as part of the The the driver from the vehicle. He was charged reason for crash rate our highway is busy and unsafe, but please Land Conservancy’s restructuring program. with Care and Control of a Motor Vehicle Dear editor do not let the minister whitewash the inadIt is a wonderful and unique heritage propWhile Impaired. The people who assisted him Your Dec. 6 article on highway crashes equacies and blame the drivers exclusively. erty that I have spent many glorious hours were given a police commendation. failed to mention the intersections between Ken MacIntyre painting. This irreplaceable treasure would Is this the highway? Nanaimo and the Malahat. These intersecCowichan Bay provide immense tourism mileage, which is A constable was sitting in his marked police tions are a major factor in the crash rates. the future of our economy. car on the shoulder of the road. A driver However, the minister is also unlikely to Duncan has so little of its heritage saved; stopped, rolled down her window, asked the Cowichan Station Hub has what its potential is huge. Let’s work to ensure it constable where the highway was. She was tryarts community is looking for is kept for everyone to enjoy — locals and ing to get from Vancouver to Squamish. She Dear editor tourists alike. had just driven more than 20 kilometres on the I was at the packed arts information Jennifer Lawson highway she was looking for and a town she Duncan meeting in the Cowichan Theatre and heard “Is phasing out door-to-door postal service a good idea?” had already passed. You answered: people regret the lack of small, affordable Warning didn’t do much venues in the valley. I didn’t get a chance to Police administered an ASD test to a cocky, 54 per cent NO More letters online speak, but wanted to let people know that nonchalant driver, who blew a fail. Upon The HUB (the former Cowichan Station learning about the consequence (seizied driver’s To vote on the next Question of the Week, log onto the School) now has a cozy, non-profit, commu- Also, read fresh stories every day and share your thoughts license, 90-day prohibition, vehicle impoundweb poll at www.cowichannewsleader.com with the community immediately through the comments nity-run theatre/music hall for rent. It seats ment) the driver became irate. His reason: apfunction at cowichannewsleader.com 150 or up to 220 for dancing (e.g. come see parently last week he had also been drinking, but had only blown a warn. As it transpired, he had been issued a three-day driving prohibition just six days earlier by another member of the same Traffic team. Across B.C. the RCMP will be out in full force at Counter Attack road checks this Here are some tips: Keep it short — 300 words or less; Keep it local — letters raised in We want to hear your opinion on just about any matter of local interest. holiday season, looking for drivers under the response to issues raised in our pages get top priority; Keep it clean — attack the issue, Here’s how to send it to us: not the individual. • Email your thoughts to editor@cowichannewsleader.com influence of alcohol or drugs. Police encourage You must include your full name, home community and a phone number where we can • Mail your letter to Unit 2, 5380 Trans-Canada Highway, Duncan B.C., V9L 6W4 everyone to make a plan before they head out reach you during office hours. Addresses and phone numbers will not be published. • Fax it to us at 250-746-8529 to holiday festivities. Letters will be edited for clarity, grammar, length and good taste. 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1954: city hall

1954: pollution

by Ann Andersen

Friday, December 20, 2013

Two cafes and the hotel in Crofton suffered after two weeks of serious pollution of the community’s drinking water. Residents said they were literally washing in mud and were forced to bring in drinking water.

1954: officials

Duncan’s new city hall on Canada Avenue was open to the public during the afternoon of its official opening by Minister of Municipal Affairs W. D. Black, who was introduced by Mayor J. C. Wragg. Rev. Brian Page said a prayer of dedication.

Charles Ennals was elected president of the Duncan A.O.T.S Club. Other officers were: Art Mann, jun., vice-president; William Owens, secretary; Frank Shillito, treasurer; and Newell Morison, past-president.

Religion important part of paper’s approach Dateline 1954: Editor praises community’s spirit Ann Andersen

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City Meat Market downtown Duncan, during the nasty winter of 1911. Check the guys tossing snowballs in the background.. —We want your historical photos of Cowichan people and places. Email a high resolution jpeg along with your phone number and a brief explanation to editor@cowichannewsleader.com. Or drop by during regular office hours and we’ll scan it in. More heritage photos are available for viewing online at www. cowichanvalleymuseum.bc.ca.

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owichan Leader editors come and go, each bringing individual quirks. During Will Dobson’s reign as editor of The Leader, these lines penned by Joseph Storey in 1779 headed his editorial section: “Here shall the Press the People’s eight maintain, Unawed by influence and unbribed by gain; Here patriot Truth her glorious precepts draw, Pledge to Religion, Liberty and Law.” During the Christmas season in 1954, Dobson — in later life a minister in the Anglican Church — wrote the following in an editorial: “Construction of two new churches and the enlarging of a third, well-established church building this year in the Duncan area give rise to a feeling of quiet satisfaction that steps are being taken to meet the spiritual needs of our people.” On James Street, volunteer workers built Trinity Evangelical Lutheran Church. Trunk Road saw construction of the First Christian Reformed Church. And the previous Sunday, an addition capable of seating 100 people and basement rooms for 100 Sunday School pupils was dedicated at Duncan United Church. “It is safe to predict that the religious growth of the district will not stop with these developments, with which new Canadians are prominently associated,” Dobson wrote.

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Kids Club urging youth to play full 60 minutes Don Fennell Black Press

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n hour a day of fitness can be made fun, especially when it is coupled with other healthy choices like eating right. That’s the goal of the 60 Minute Kids’ Club, a fun and engaging online program designed to help get elementary schoolaged children active. The 60 Minute Kids’ Club is now looking to expand its community reach by partnering with Black Press. “Our strong commitment to healthy communities is well-served in our partnership with the 60 Minute Kids’ Club,” says Randy Blair, president of Black Press’ Lower Mainland and Vancouver Island divisions. “The benefits of active families are so numerous, it will deliver increasingly great news”. “We want to make (children being healthy) even more of a community effort,” says Gillian Thody, Western Canada manager of the 60 Minute Kids’ Club. And that means engaging more parents on the importance of their children making healthy choices, while demonstrating healthy choices themselves. These include physical literacy

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Kye Popham of Stelly’s Secondary scales the École Mount Prevost School climbing wall in the type of activity being urged by the 60 Minute Kids’ Club. (playing for at least 60 minutes each day), eating healthy (including five or more vegetables and fruits daily and eliminating sugar and sweetened drinks), and cutting back on computer and TV time (two hours or less). Two 60-day challenges and one 45-day challenge are held throughout the school year, skipping over busy times and holidays.

The first challenge of the year from Oct. 1 to Dec. 1 has just wrapped up, with the second challenge set to begin Jan. 15. Schools across Canada participate at the same time. Schools can sign up for the challenge at www.60minkidsclub.org. Each student logs in and tracks their own progress, receiving points for each log in, which aggregate under their

school. This enables organizers to determine the most active kids, grades, schools, districts, regions and provinces across Canada. The 60 Minute Kids’ Club, which is aligned with Canadian Sport for Life, originated in 2009 with Innovative Fitness, a personal training business. At that time 5,000 kindergarten through Grade 6 students in five schools in B.C., Ontario and Nova Scotia participated in a pilot program which produced encouraging results. In 2012, 70 schools in B.C. were involved and the program has now expanded to Alberta and Manitoba. “We hope this year to engage 100 schools in B.C.,” says Thody. To learn more about the 60 Minute Kids’ Club, visit www.60minkidsclub.org.

Wishing you peace, health and happiness Jean Crowder, MP Nanaimo-Cowichan Toll Free: 1-866-609-9998 jean@jeancrowder.ca | www.jeancrowder.ca

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Happy birthday Duncan El Capsule Comments Party time: Heritage building turned 100 last week, party scheduled for April

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ast week marked the official 100th anniversary date of Duncan Elementary School, but the big celebration will be staged in the spring. Festivities to mark the occasion are being planned for Saturday, April 5 at the school at 1033 Nagle St. “The planning committee has met once and we’ll be meeting again in December,’’ said Tracy Jones, executive assistant to the superintendent of School District 79. “We’ll be working out the details.’’ The celebration will include displays of artifacts, photographs and documentation by each quarter century. “The planning committee recommended it be held in the spring,’’ said Jones. “With the Decem-

Had your flu shot yet? It’s not too late. Have your children inoculated too. Remember, you can’t catch the flu from the flu shot. The more people who get the flu shot, the less the virus will be spread. Coconut water has gotten much publicity lately. It is made from the clear water inside the coconut, not the coconut flesh from which we get coconut milk. Coconut water does contain some potassium (about 200mg per 100ml), is low in sodium and calories and contains primarily water which keeps you hydrated.

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Duncan Public School was built in 1913. From 1920 (when this photo was taken) to 1946 was renamed Duncan Consolidated Public School. In 1946 it became Duncan Elementary School. ber date, it gets dark very early and weather considerations (needed to be taken into account).’’ A weekend date will also provide some advantages. “Having it on a Saturday will open it up for more people to attend,’’ said Jones. “We hope that many past Duncan Elementary students and staff will be able to attend the 100th anniversary celebration on April 5 where they can renew and make new acquaintances and reminisce through the displays that will be set up in the school,’’

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Let’s be careful out there this joyous season Many Driveway readers will hit the road soon to visit distant friends and loved ones to celebrate Christmas and the New Year. Before you fire up the engine, please ponder the following thoughts because the Driveway crew wants you back home safe and sound at the end of this joyous season! ... You promised your distant family you would get there in time for dinner if it kills you. Unfortunately, that’s exactly what happens at this time of year: people get killed because they undertake horrendously long road trips over strange terrain. Resist the urge to tell your family exactly when you expect to arrive. Tell them to go ahead and eat, you’ll get something along the way. What occurs too often is you end up setting yourself an unrealistic time to get there in your enthusiasm to re-unite with loved ones. You figure out the distance and divide it by the posted speed limit. Forget that; you’ll be lucky if you get near the posted limit in winter conditions. How do you figure how long it’s going to take to get to Aunt Maud’s this

year? – Recall how long it took last June then add about 15 minutes for every hour to allow for inclement weather. In addition, if really bad weather is forecast you don’t add anything you just postpone the trip for 24 hours or longer. Also, if your most optimistic travel time estimate tops three hours don’t head out after work but wait until daybreak the next day. It’s not ideal out there at this time of year and you don’t want to travel through unfamiliar territory in darkness. Once you have set out, stop for a few minutes every hour along the way, walk around the car and draw a few deep breaths. Stop for coffee or take a Thermos if there’s no place to stop along the way. Share the driving but if you’re alone and get drowsy pull off for a nap or better still check into a motel. Aunt Maud would prefer you to arrive alive tomorrow than have you arrive dead on time tonight.

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The second is that vehicles are becoming more fuel efficient, so buying a slightly bigger car isn’t much of a hardship. With this as a backdrop, it is interesting to see that Mitsubishi has introduced a three-cylinder fuel saving car at the smallest end of the market. Looks The Mirage is sold in two trim levels; the base starts at $12,498 and comes pretty sparsely equipped. It’s a small car with a little price tag. The much bigger Nissan Versa is cheaper at $11,898 and has buckets more power. The car that most people will choose is the Mirage SE with many more goodies but the price jumps dramatically to $15,398 and with the automatic transmission it lands at $16,598. At this price, there are plenty of options in the subcompact class. Styling is not what I would car eye-catching. Cars like the Ford Fiesta

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or the Kia Rio have much more appeal and features for similar money to this SE Mirage. Inside On the plus side, the Mirage SE does come nicely equipped. The front driver’s seat has adjustment and both front seats have very good seat heaters that bring your backside up to the appropriate temperature in short order. The centre cluster is nicely finished and it features Bluetooth with streaming audio. There is an auxiliary jack but no USB jack to charge your phone. The back seat is small and the rear cargo area is what one might expect from a little car. But this vehicle does not live in a vacuum. The Kia Rio, with more features, like satellite radio, is only a $1,000 more and is way up on space and horsepower. The Nissan Versa Note is massive in comparison and for $1,700 more has push button start and even a backup camera. So yes, the Mirage is nicely equipped and has a good price but there are other options out there that are as good if not better. Drive What this little car was designed to do is deliver impressive fuel economy. This is achieved by placing a 3-cylinder engine under the hood and matching it to either a 5-speed manual transmission or a continuously variable transmission (CVT). With just 74hp, this car is way down on power compared to the rest of the subcompact set, even the Fiat 500 has 101hp and the Nissan Versa has 109hp. This combination of small packaging and small engine deliver a rating of 5.3L/100km in the city

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was achieving 7L/100km. The problem with such a small engine is that t often needs to be pushed hard to accelerate and pass other traffic. The engine and CVT are loud, especially when the car is cold. The steering is very light for easy maneuverability but at higher speeds it feels too vague. This car is happy cruising because the engine settles down to a lower RPM and the noise level drops. Ask this car to perform and it’s an experience filled with noise and vibration. Verdict With a very low starting price and potentially good fuel economy the basic Mirage has a place for a buyer who wants a basic runabout that sips gas but if the trend away from small cars is any indication, that will be a small number. zack@drivewaybc.ca The Lowdown Power: 1.2L 3-cylinder with 74hp Fill-up: 5.3L/4.4L/100km (city/highway) Sticker price: $12,498$15,398 zack.spencer@ drivewaybc.ca


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Celebrate the solstice with a musical smorgasbord

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hile Cowichan’s schools struggle whether to identify themselves with Christmas in their holiday concert naming conventions, Cari Burdett has no such problems. courtesy Cari Burdett Her Lila Music Centre’s annual The vocal stylings of Sara Marreiros will be December musical treat celebrates among the musical treats featured in the thirdthe shortest day of the year and does annual Winter Solstice Music Cabaret. it with a little bit of something for herself. everyone. And on the agenda is a familyThe third-annual edition of the Winter Solstice Music Cabaret returns Dec. friendly mixed genre of styles: jazz, Christmas classics, Traditional, World 21 with two shows: 3 and 7 p.m. Christmas tunes, pop, folk and original In the mix are: world music, the languages of Spanish, Swedish, French, compositions. “These are some of the exciting eleEnglish, Italian; a theatrical presenments that will be shared, along with tation with costumes and props; a dancer weaving throughout the show; a surprises to bring light into the darkest night of the year,” Burdett said. completely acoustic show (meaning no Both shows will take place at Sylvan microphones or sound system); and a United Church, 985 Shawnigan Mill string ensemble. Bay Road in Mill Bay. Tickets are $15, At the controls are noted musical $5 for children. talents Corbin Keep, Adrian Dolan, For more, see joythroughmusic.co, or Alex Remple and Richard Moody, plus call 250-701-0978 vocalists Sara Marreiros and Burdett,

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promoter Longevity John Falkner said. Entrance comes with a $5 cover charge after 11 p.m. The following night, the stage is turned over to Tanya Gillespie, Naomi Payan and Cara McCandless —collectively known as PixElle (left). “Three local gals, prolific singer/songwriters in their own right, have joined forces to bring sweet

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harmonies and more instrumentation to their already solid musicianship,” Falkner writes. “They is breaking out of the chute and we is the lucky ones to showcase them. They hit the stage Dec. 28 at 9 p.m. with a DJ to follow until closing. Again, there will be a $5 cover after 11 p.m. For more, call 250-748-7246.

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t’s just plain ridiculous, but that’s the fun of it. This is how Shawnigan Players David Brockhurst describes their upcoming pantomime production of Robin Hood. “It’s really just a fun experience for everyone involved, the actors/actresses and the audience.” The Players are staging the heroic English folklore tale with a panto-twist starting Dec. 27. “The Players did not put (a panto) on last year and we were inundated with requests not to miss again this year,” explained director Angie Brockhurst. “The show is in the typical British pantomime genre, with over-the-top characters, corny jokes, cross-dressing, music and lots of opportunity for banter back and forth between characters and audience — cheer for the good guys and boo the bad guys — and is suitable for everyone, young and old.” Both David and Angie agree pantomime productions have been huge hits for Cowichan folk in the past, packing full houses for the Players’ past performances of panto versions of Cinderella, Snow White, Peter Pan, Jack and the Beanstalk and Arabian Nights, anyways. This is the Player’s sixth pantomime. “Certainly part of why we do pantomimes has a lot to do with a lot of folks living here with British heritage. That’s part of it,” said David. “I think the other part is, it’s a show that can span generations in terms of the audience. “There’s lots for kids, but it’s not just for kids, and there’s a lot of humour for adults, but it’s not just for adults either.” But staging a panto is easier said than done.

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“It takes a lot of work to put them on,” David said. “You need a dedicated team to do that, and you need someone to direct, to actually take charge.” David is wearing two hats as part of the production, one as co-stage manager and the other as female nurse Jemima Gusset. He’s cross-dressing to play the nurse part alongside a 25-member-strong cast, including theatre stalwarts Alex Gallacher, Bill Levity and Nick Millar. And not only is the show a family affair for the audience, there are family connections with the cast as well. Angie and David’s daughter Emily stars as Ellen-A-Dale and Alex Gallacher’s daughter, Hannah, plays the leading role of Robin Hood. “One of the really neat things is just the variety of people involved,” said David. “We have people who haven’t acted in years and it’s them taking a step back onto the stage and we also have some younger kids who for them is their second show. That includes both the Marats (Delaney and Cassidy). “It’s a really good learning experience, especially for the teen actors.” “There are also at least another 10 people working backstage,” Angie added, noting Levity is also acting as the show’s producer, Melody Marat as stage manager, Bruce Stevens is in charge of lighting as is Jan Ovans and Sue Nixon for costumes, and Cathy McKinstry for props. Your ticket What: Shawnigan Players Robin Hood and his Merry Men When: Dec. 27 to 30 7 p.m. and 31 1:30 p.m. matinee Where: Mercury Theatre, Brae Road, Duncan Tickets: adults $15, children (12 and under) $12 Passion for God Compassion for People

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part of the Chemainus Theatre’s most recent playwright pairing series. The story written in 1950 by Thurber, a former writer/editor of the New Yorker, will be presented as a stage reading by the theatre’s current cast from It’s a Wonderful Life as well as folks from the community. “When an evil Duke captures a beautiful princess, her beloved

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Saturday Jazz Music: with John Robertson and Dave Lieffertz 8 to 11 p.m. at Hilary’s Cheese Wine and Tapa Bar, Cowichan Bay. Lila Music Centre’s 3rd Annual Winter Solstic Music Concert: Join Cari Burdett (voice) and Sara Marreiros (voice) with special guests Richard Moody (violin), Corbin Keep (cello), Marilyn Rummel (harp), Marisa Jackson (dance), Adrian Dolan (multi), 3 p.m. to 4:15 p.m., 985 Shawnigan Mill Bay Road, Shawnigan. Tickets: $15 adults, $5 children. More info visit www.joythroughmusic.com

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Bass-baritone Stephen Hegedus was among four soloists performing with conductor Tania Miller and The Victoria Symphony during the J.S. Bach Christmas Oratorio, Nov. 29 at the Cowichan Theatre. The Return of Reggae Night: with DJ Morgwan, 9 p.m., The Old Firehouse Wine Bar, 40 Ingram Street, Duncan. Last Chance Christmas Shopping Bazaar: at Quw’utsun’ Cultural & Conference Centre, 12 to 8 p.m. Concession & 50/50 draw, everyone welcome.

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HAWKSFORD Winnifred Maude (Winnie) (nee Hillyard) June 17th 1914 - December 4th 2013

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  After a short illness, passed away peacefully with his loving family by his side. He will be sadly missed by his children, Gail (John), Glen (Mandi) Wayne (Dora) Holly, Dean (Therese) Grandchildren Cameron, Cole, Kevin, Carmen, Wayne. Great grandchildren, Keaton, Kienna, Kenzie, Mercedez, Rylan  and Jace. His brother Mike (Ellen) ,our mother Marjorie and sister in law Roxanne  Predeceased by  his parents, Brother John, and our little brother Keven.   David was born in London England, His family moved to India when he was three years old as his father was a lieutenant Coronal in the military. In 1938 the family immigrated to Canada, first Vancouver, then Victoria. He joined the Merchant Marines at the age of 16 and proudly served  during the second world war. After the war ended he settled in the Cowichan Valley.      He worked at the Hillcrest Mill for 18 years.  In his off time he started a garbage company (C.W. Disposal LTD) and eventually left the mill and ran his company full time until 1986, when it was sold to Laidlaw. His biggest passion was flying aeroplanes. He would come up with any excuse to go flying his plane, perhaps a cup of coffee at the Abbotsford airport or maybe someone just needed a ride somewhere. As time moved on and he could not fly anymore, he spent allot of time volunteering at the seniors center and  supporting the the local coffee shops here in town. He was always up for a good bull shit and could strike up a conversation with anyone. He had a huge kind heart and would give you the shirt off his back or his last dollar if he felt you needed it.     Our family would like to thank  Brian and Ron at the Quanoes Village for you care and concern. A special thanks to the wonderful  V.I.H.A staff  and the Cowichan District Hospital caregivers.         Our family has decided not to have a service due to the Christmas season and will wait until the new year.  In lieu of flowers, please consider making a donation to the heart and stroke foundation.  Online condolences may be made at www.hwwallacecbc.com

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Winne passed away suddenly with family by her side at Cowichan District Hospital. She had been a resident of Sunridge Place since it opened, starting in the Meadows and then in Alder house. Born in York, England, the family moved to Canada 1924 settling in Duncan in 1927. Predeceased by brother Tony Hillyard and sister Betty Haggart. She is survived by daughter Judy Gloster and son Peter Hawksford, graddaughters Jacquie Gunn, and Kari (Gavin) Jenkinson and grandsons Ken Hawksford, Steve Gunn, David (Kim) Gunn, and Robert (Mhairi) Gunn, and great grandchildren. She always enjoyed family gatherings and was looking forward to celebrating her 100th birthday in June and that letter from the Queen. She enjoyed having tea with Jacquie at the Twisted Sisters Tea shop in Chemainus. She loved gardening and her pets, traveling to the UK, and telling stories of her youth spent in East Sooke, and horse back riding around the Cowichan Valley with her sister Betty in the 1930's. Memories of Winnie will live on in all of us. Special thanks to Judy and Jacquie for their support over the years. A funeral Mass and Celebration of Life will be held at St. Edwards Church Maple Bay Rd, Duncan, BC, on Saturday, December 28th, 2013, at 11:00 a.m.

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Call 24Hr. Free Recorded Message 1-888-213-2854 SPECIALTY FOOD Producers Wanted - Mitchells Soup Company is expanding its production and is looking to add artisans to it’s team. No experience necessary - training provided for candidates with positive, willing attitude. Competitive wage - great working environment. Please email resume to mitchellssoupco@gmail.com

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CAREER OPPORTUNITIES

CAREER OPPORTUNITIES

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

Baby Welcome 746-4236 Pat Duncan, Mill Bay 748-6740 Chemainus & Crofton Chemainus 246-4463 Community & Baby Mill Bay 748-6740 Welcome: Lake Cowichan 749-3356 Robyn Lake Cowichan 749-3356 Website: www.welcomewagon.ca

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REQUEST FOR PROPOSAL DUNCAN CITY HALL HVAC UPGRADE

Proposals (3 hard copies) clearly marked “RFP Duncan City Hall HVAC Upgrade� are to be delivered no later than Friday, January 17, 2014 at 12:00 p.m. (local time) to: Talitha Soldera, Director of Finance, City of Duncan, 200 Craig Street, Duncan, BC V9L 1W3. Full details can be found on the City's website www.duncan.ca under 'City Hall' and 'RFPs'. Comments and questions can be directed to Talitha Soldera, Director of Finance, via telephone 250-7466126 or email Talitha@duncan.ca

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MAINTENANCE SUPERVISOR (Campbell River)

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The City of Duncan invites qualified Proponents to submit Proposals for the provision and installation of an upgrade to the existing heating, ventilation and air conditioning systems at Duncan City Hall.

BIJOUX is missing - Sealpoint Siamese - Koksilah area (Allenby/Miller Rd) since Dec. 6. (250)701-8674, (250)709-2189

SUPER 8 Motel, Duncan is looking for night audit/front desk agent, full-time position $11/hour up to 40 hr/wk. Resumes accepted only by Fax 250-737-1615 or by email: misty@super8duncan.com

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Requires a retired or semiretired business person to assist with fund raising and overall management duties of this worthwhile charity. This individual should have some business background and preferably experience with grants and/or fundraising. This is a part time volunteer position with opportunity for compensation based on performance. Please contact Bill Macadam c/o Cowichan News Leader Pictorial at 250-856-0048 or email:

GENERAL LABOURERS

INTERIOR HEAVY EQUIPMENT OPERATOR SCHOOL. NO Simulators. In-the-seat training. Real world tasks. Weekly start dates. Job board! Funding options. SignUp Online! iheschool.com 1-866-399-3853

HELP WANTED

THE COWICHAN FOOD CONNECTION

OIL & GAS INDUSTRY GUARANTEED Job Placement

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For Lawn and Garden Maintenance Oakcrest invites submissions for Tenders to maintain the lawns and gardens in Oakcrest. Interested parties may submit either: Tenders to maintain the lawn and gardens, or they may submit Tenders to do just the gardening, or Tenders to do just the lawns. This contract is for 2014; however it could be extended with the consent of both parties. Information package outlining job description and responsibilities of the contractor complete with diagram defining areas applicable to the contract are available through Bryan Berkey, PH# 250-748-0583, between 8AM/5PM. Bids will be accepted until Jan 14, 2014. Lowest bid will not necessarily be accepted. Oakcrest Strata Corporation, 5980 Jaynes Road, Duncan, B.C. V9L 4X6.

HELP WANTED

TIMESHARE

Save the Bread Van!

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HELP WANTED

TRAVEL

You can make a difference... 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:// cowichanfoodconnection.com to find out how you can help or contact the secretary, Kim Sayer at 250-856-0046 for more information.

Friday, December 20, 2013

HELP WANTED

HELP WANTED

Advertising Consultant TEMPORARY POSITION This is a fantastic opportunity to develop a rewarding career in advertising and marketing. We currently require full time temporary display advertising sales help (for up to 1 year). This is an excellent opportunity for a longer term position. Previous sales/marketing experience would be an asset but if you have a keen interest to learn new skills, love people, & are an efficient multi-tasker this may be just right for you. Black Press Community News Media is an independent and international media group with more than 190 community, daily and urban publications, 14 press facilities and over 160 websites in BC, Alberta, Washington, Hawaii and Ohio. We offer a great working environment with a competitive base salary and commission plan. Please forward your resume with a cover letter by Jan. 10, 2014 to: Cowichan News Leader Pictorial Attn: Bill Macadam #2 5380 Trans Canada Hwy Duncan, BC V9L 6W4 email: publisher@cowichannewsleader.com A driver’s license, the use of your own vehicle and valid insurance are required. We thank all applicants for their interest but only those selected for an interview will be contacted.

Permanent Carriers Required On The Following Routes: DUNCAN

102350 – 3156-3201 Gibbins, Upland (78 papers) 102952 – Alington, Burrows, Sayward, Sherman (104 papers)

CHEMAINUS

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

CROFTON

503603 – 1633-1639 Adelaide, 7976-8006 Arthur, 7944-8106 York (43 papers)

MAPLE BAY

153954 – Salish, Sansum (42 papers) 153955 – Kaspa (36 papers)

MILL BAY

304140 – Blairgowrie, Boompond, Deloume, 824922 Frayne, Gatewheel, Kinfauns, Kinnoull (37 papers) 304145 – Deloume, Gillespie, Marie, McClaren, Pratt, Stubbs, Tutor (33 papers)

SHAWNIGAN LAKE

354205 – Cullin, Decca, Inn, Morningstar, Tall Tree, Widows, Worthington (58 papers) 354252 – Catalina, Dandelion, Forest Grove, McKean, Penny, Poplar, Portree, Scobhall, Welcome, Worthington (57 papers) 354305 – Hurley, Wildflower (30 papers) *all paper counts are approximates

CALL LARA NOW

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Full Time Accounting Technician We are seeking a payroll administrator/ accounting technician for our Firm. Strong data entry, bookkeeping and payroll experience is required. Experience in working with professional firms would be a plus. Candidates should have a minimum of 5 years’ experience in accounting or bookkeeping and be able to demonstrate knowledge of Microsoft applications and accounting software packages, notably QuickBooks and Simply. We are a full service, expanding accounting firm that offers a competitive salary and benefits program. Please send your resumes to the attention of the HR Partner at: Hayes Stewart Little & Co. 823 Canada Avenue Duncan, BC, V9L 1V2 hslco@hslco.com

2014 SUMMER STUDENT OPPORTUNITIES COWICHAN VALLEY REGIONAL DISTRICT Summer 2014 is right around the corner! Be a proactive student and consider working with the CVRD next summer in one of these areas: • Recreation Summer Camps • Lifeguarding • Parks Outdoor Work Crew • GIS • Engineering Services • Legislative Services (Records Mgmt.) If you are a student attending high school, community college or university and plan to return to school next fall, visit our website to view the opportunities, including Tuali¿cation and application requirements. www.cvrd.bc.ca COWICHAN VALLEY Phone: (250) 746-2500 REGIONAL DISTRICT Fax: (250) 746-2581 175 Ingram Street Duncan, B.C. V9L 1N8

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HELP WANTED Network Administrator IT Services An opportunity for a full-time Network Administrator is available in our IT Services department. The Network Administrator’s role is to ensure the stable operation of the in-house computer network including planning, developing, installing, configuring, converting, maintaining, supporting, and optimizing all network hardware, software, and communication links. The ideal candidate will have a college diploma or university degree in the field of computer science and/or 4-5 years equivalent work experience, with a broad knowledge of IT applications, IP networking and routing, and data communications. For a full job description, please see Careers at www.ldcu.ca. This position is available immediately. Please submit a cover letter, resume and salary expectations to: Kimberley Judson, CHRP Manager, HR & Communications Ladysmith & District Credit Union kjudson@ldcu.ca

OFFICE SUPPORT CLERK EVENCE Ltd is a furniture supply company and we are looking for an administrative assistant for our busy office. This position requires strong organizational skills, attention to detail and good interpersonal skills. Duties include but are not limited to data entry, reception and production administration. The Successful candidate will: -Have strong analytical and communication skills, -Be a self-starter who is able to work with minimal supervision, -Have a sound knowledge of MS Office (Excel, Word, Outlook) Candidates with more than 2 years experience will be given preference.Salary is very attractive with other benefits attached. Please forward resume and cover letter to tass@offurntre.com for consideration.

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

MERCHANDISE FOR SALE

MERCHANDISE FOR SALE

REAL ESTATE

RENTALS

MISCELLANEOUS FOR SALE

MISCELLANEOUS FOR SALE

FOR SALE BY OWNER

APARTMENT/CONDO

120 Bass piano accordion $390 OBO; Singer sewing machine & cabinet $100; Electric bass guitar & hard shell case $200; Student violin $90. Lrg set Royal Albert china “Peti Point� mint cond. $2000 OBO; Twin electr. bed, clean $500; 2 Lazy Boy recliners, clean $50 ea or $70 pr. 250-748-8270 70 HP Yamaha outboard, controls, tach & wiring $200. Kenmore dryer, exec. cond. 7 y/o $75. Sm 110V hot water tank 10 gal, as new $40. Old Marantz stereo equipment, some in original boxes, offers. Dan 250-749-3805 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.

HERITAGE PAWN BARGAINS!

25% JEWELRY SALE! Layaway’s available for Christmas. EcoPed electric bicycle, Fender Stage 100 Amp Head, Pearl kick drum, Evolution Walker, Goalie equipment and skates, Video game systems, Laptops, Generators, Pressure washers. Many more deals in store! 430 Whistler. Duncan, BC. 250-746-9810. heritagepawnbrokers.com

INDUSTRIAL BUILT log splitter. 30 ton, pull & electric start, Honda 13 hp with lift table. For more info call Doc 250-2468111 LARGE GLOBE w/light, $20. Webster dictionary 4x11, on stand, $20. Goose down duvet, queen size, $50. Portrait of a pretty lady, gold framed, 30x20, $20. Antique car collection displayed in frame, $50. Hospital bed, hardly used w/linens, $750.(250)751-2142.

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FUEL/FIREWOOD SEASONED firewood, 1 cord split & delivered. $200/cord. 250-701-1964.

FURNITURE QUEEN MATTRESS & BOX. New in plastic. Pillowtop. Only $200. (250)713-9680 Two matching Lazy Boy recliners. Clean, grey-brown fabric. $250 /pair OBO 250-246-1481

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1 bdrms newly renovated, main & top floor, quiet, well maintained building, central location, professional on-site management, heat & H/W included.

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 UsedCowichan.com 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

DELUXE 1329 sqft rancher. 2 bedroom + den, 2 bath, dbl garage home. Spacious master bedroom has walk-in closet, ensuite has heated tile floors. Open living concept w/ gas fireplace, house also has a heat pump. Appliances & window coverings included. Landscaped front & back yard w/sprinkler system. Close to hospital & downtown Duncan. 10 yr New Home Warranty is in effect. 1 (778) 429-8645

Now or Jan 1 or Feb 1.

(250) 748-1304 3 BDRM ground floor, 1200+ sq.ft. corner suite, 5 appl, prkg, storage, central location, exercise room. 250-746-5049

HOUSES FOR SALE

MISCELLANEOUS WANTED WANT TO buy classical or acoustic guitar or trade for my Violin or Viola. Please call (250)701-2035.

REAL ESTATE APARTMENT/CONDOS

DUNCAN. Have money but can’t qualify? Purchase this new 3BR home on large lot for $339,000. Pay $60,000 (negotiable) down payment and seller will carry mortgage. National New Home Warranty. Mortgage is $279,900 Payment is only $1,100 /mth. Pictures on usedcowichan.com 250-858-4673

MORTGAGES ATTENTION SENIORS Central Duncan 954 sq.ft. second floor. Reduced to $151,900, 55+ building @ 650 Dobson Rd. Call 250-815-0866

HUGGABLE Hounds Pet service Grooming, dog walking and pet visits. For appointment call 250-715-1084

MERCHANDISE FOR SALE

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HOT TUB (SPA) COVERS. Best price. Best quality. All shapes & colours available. 1-866-652-6837 www.thecoverguy.com/ newspaper?

PET CARE SERVICES

CUTEST PUPPIES ever! PooChie’s (Poodle/Chihuahua). Ready for New Years to love and cuddle. $750. Call 250709-9977.

SELL YOUR...

TV - Jewels - Antiques Camera - Furniture

L-SHAPED jeweler’s showcase, 72�x72�Lx22�Dx44�H, comes complete with lockable display area plus drawers and shelving in one area. The cabinet is very solid however it needs some TLC. Price as is $195 or ask us for a price quote to restore it to its original beauty. (250)246-4409 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. Set of 4 used Michelin snow tires 225/60 R16. $200 250746-4552

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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

BUSINESSES FOR SALE BUSINESS FOR SALE: FAMILY PET SERVICES LTD. can incorporate any businesses in the pet industry, although the primary function has been in private pet cremation. The crematorium is located on a nice piece of rented/leased land in Duncan. Assets include; crematorium and building, newly renovated 3 bdrm mobile home/office, 2010 Chevy pickup with canopy, plus much more. Can provide training and transitional support. Motivated seller. Call Laurie 250-216-4524 for more info www.familypetservicesltd.ca

DUPLEX/4-PLEX OPEN HOUSE- Sat & Sun, every weekend, 1-4pm. New Duplex’s For Sale 5909 & 5911 Stone haven Rd in Stone Manor Estate’s (behind Hospital). 1850sq ft each, 3 bdrms, 4 bath, 5 appls and much more. $309,000. Call Gord (250)710-1947.

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OPEN HOUSE DECEMBER 28, OPEN HOUSE, Mill Bay, NOON-4:00 PM, 613 Sentinel Drive. Drop by and have a look at this gorgeous 4 bedroom home above the sea in Mill Bay with new home warranty. Sip on an egg nog or a hot apple cider and wander through this beautifully laid out home on a quiet half acre. A couple of minutes away from Mill Bay Village and the Rec centre. Greater value won’t be found in this area! Nigel Seale and Stephen Foster 250-361-6145 Macdonald Realty Ltd. www.stephenfoster.ca

RENTALS APARTMENT/CONDO $500/MO STARTING- weekly available, many apartment types, furnished, w/common kitchen. All utils, internet included. FREE local calls, No Credit Checks. Call Motel, 250-748-0661, (Duncan).

Looking For Staff? Start Here. Call 1-855-678-7833 today for more details.

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

CONDO FOR RENT

Quiet 2 bedroom condo available in Duncan, top floor, bright corner unit in an adult oriented building with deck. New flooring and paint. Wood burning fireplace, lots of storage, in-suite washer/dryer, F/S, dishwasher. Close to town on bus route. Non smoker. No pets. Available January 1st $850/m. References required. 1-250-818-0678 M-F, after 5pm, Sat-Sun, 9-9 CROFTON- 2 bdrm apt, $750. 5 appls, 2 floor. Refs req’d. 1 pet considered. N/S preferred. Avail now. 250-709-1379. DUNCAN BACHELOR, upper unit in small quiet bldg. Heat, hot water, parking incld. Laundry avail. NS/NP. $485. Ref’s. (250)597-3756. DUNCAN, BRIGHT 2 bdrm, 2 bath condo, top floor, 5 appl’s, close to hospital & schools. On bus route. $800/mo. Available now. Call 250-701-8759.


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RENTALS

RENTALS

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RENTALS

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APARTMENT/CONDO

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MISCELLANEOUS FOR RENT

SUITES, LOWER

TOWNHOUSES

CARS

MUST VIEW Mountain View

SHAUGHNESSY GARDENS~ $100 off ďŹ rst months rent!

MUST VIEW Mountain View

2-BDRM lower suite, Tudor house. 1200 sqft. New paint & laminate. 3-acre lot. Ocean view. Heat incl. $875/m. NP/NS. Cherry Pt Rd. Cow. Bay 604-460-0662

DUNCAN- Furnished Condo, fully equipped, $800 inclusive. Call toll free 1(866)746-7082.

MAPLE GROVE APTS~ $100 off ďŹ rst months rent! 3271 Cowichan Lake Rd 2 Bedroom apartments & 3 Bedroom Townhomes _____________________

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

Terrace Estates

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

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Resident managers on site

CALL NOW 250-748-3321

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Call (250) 710-7515 to view www.meicorproperty.com Meicor Properties Chemainus: Lockwood Villa. Well kept bldg, 1 bdrm $625, available now. N/S, 1 small pet welcome. 250-246-1033. www.meicorproperties.com Meicor Properties Ladysmith: bachelor unit avail now $590/mo incl. heat & hot water, sm pets ok. 250-9246966. www.meicorproperties.com

ONE BED Suite Avail. Jan. 1st. $750. 650 sq ft, Everything incl. Laundry incl, pets negot. close to bus, nice neighborhood in the properties, Maple Bay, 11’x12’ bdr. Unfurnished. (250)732-4463 trevor.dan@hotmail.com. Dan.

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PARKLAND PLACE 620 Dobson Road 250-748-1978 (Sylvia) 250-748-0496 (Art)

FREE heat, hot water and parking.

Rent starting at $585 Seniors Discount Walking distance to: shopping, restaurants, 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 HOMES FOR RENT

3251 Cowichan Lake Rd.

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

For updated info please visit our website at:

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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

CALL NOW 250-748-3321

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

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

Resident managers on site

MOBILE HOMES & PADS

APARTMENTS FURNISHED

CROFTON: 2 bdrm or 3 bdrm mobile home. Both reno’d in last year, comes with F/S, W/D, fenced yard, decks. Located in family mobile home park. 3 bdrm $850, 2 bdrm $800. Appt. only. For more info call 250-210-1006 cell or 250-246-1810 home.

FULLY FURNISHED 1 & 2 bdrm condos. Long term. Middle of Duncan. W/D on site Utils, wi-fi, cable & prkg incld. Starting, $800-$1200/mo. Call (250)746-7082. MILL BAY: Near shopping centre, furnished waterfront bachelor suite, above garage. NS/NP, $700. utils incld’d. Call (250)743-5199.

COMMERCIAL/INDUSTRIAL --------1000 sq’ - 7000 sq’ Store front with excellent exposure, overhead doors, ample parking, available now. --------Please call (250)748-9622 to view

For Rent:

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

250-701-7923 COTTAGES

COBBLE HILL- 1 bdrm BUNK house, like mobile home, not fancy, but warm. On farm property. (250)743-4392.

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ROWAN PROPERTY MANAGEMENT LTD.

ž 3-2516 Alexander St, Duncan $650 1 BR main floor apartment/4 apps ž 208-2515 Alexander St, Duncan $650 1 BR apartment/2 apps/hot water incl. ž 625 Walkem Rd, Ladysmith $650 1 BR lower suite/2 apps/shared ldry/gas fp ž 206-2515 Alexander St, Duncan $675 2 BR apartment/2 apps/hot water incl. ž 101-369 McKinstry Rd, Duncan $750 1 BR apartment/5 apps/patio/adult orient. ž 5-5803 Banks Rd, Duncan $750 2 BR 1.5 bth townhouse/2 apps/den ž 360 Bundock Ave, Duncan $800-$825 1 BR apartment/5 apps/senior friendly ž 620 Alderwood Dr, Ladysmith $950 2 BR 2 bth rancher/5 apps/deck/small shed ž 5770 Jaynes Rd, Duncan $1000 2 BR 1.5 bth rancher/5 apps/carport ž 12-8 White St, Ladysmith $1195 2 BR 2 bth condo/6 apps/strg unit/elec. Fp ž 1-640 Brownsey Ave, Duncan $1200 3 BR 2 bth character home/4 apps/carport ž 6-3365 Auchinachie Rd, Duncan $1250 2-3 BR 2 bth townhouse/3 apps/fp/garage ž 1073 Fitzgerald Rd,Shawnigan Lk $1375 3 BR 2 bth home/6 apps/dbl garage/fenced ž 5945 Cornerstone Pl, Duncan $1395 3 BR 2.5 bth duplex/6 apps/garage/ht pmp ž 1405 Haida Rd, Duncan $1400 3 BR 3 bth upper suite/5 apps/den/garage ž 1785 Cowichan Bay Rd, Cow Bay $1495 %5EWKVWLOWKRPHDSSVҋGRFNIS

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HOMES FOR RENT

(Agent for the Owner) Office: 250-748-9090 rowanproperty@shaw.ca

Terrace Estates

1-855-310-3535

HOMES FOR RENT 3 BDRM Ranch style home on 2 acres lot Escarpment Way (off Osborne Bay Rd). Freshly painted, new flooring. N/S, small pet considered with deposit. Room to park RV. References req’d. Available Jan 1. $1100+ utils. (250)748-6674 no calls after 8pm. Rowan Property Management Ltd. Has a large selection of homes & apartments for rent in the Cowichan Valley. Visit us at www.rowanproperty.ca or call (250)748-9090

OFFICE/RETAIL DUNCAN: RETAIL/OFFICE space for lease, highway exposure, A/C, ample parking. 250-746-5657 or 748-8671

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

DUNCAN- 2 bdrm ground level. Private entrance, close to shopping, schools. 482 Chesterfield. $595/mo. Text me at (250)896-4248.

CONDO FOR RENT

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Two Duncan Dynamics gymnasts qualify for the B.C. Winter Games

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Duncan Dynamics Gymnastics Club qualified two girls for the B.C. Winter Games in Level 4 competition. Darby McIntyre from Salt Spring Island, pictured, and Keerstin Arden of Victoria claimed the berths with powerful performances during trials in Campbell River. McIntyre finished first overall with a

score of 52.90. She won gold for vault, beam, floor and all-around while taking silver for the bars. Arden was the all-around silver medalist to go along with silver on vault and floor. She won bars with a score of 12.900 and just missed a medal on beam, finishing fourth.

Sisters Rebeca and Trystinna Bailey represented the club well. They both had a strong competition, considering it was only their second year in Level 3. Rebeca won gold on beam and was seventh on floor and eighth all-around in a field of 21 girls. Trystinna placed third on vault, sixth on floor and ninth all-around.

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Kerry Park Skating Club transforms Kerry Park Arena into a Winter Wonderland for its annual Christmas skating show. Right, Taya Deschenes skates to All I Want for Christmas is My Two Front Teeth. Above, Aleesha Norton skates to My Christmas and, below, Sheryl Sizer skates to O Holy Night.

owichan Selkirk Recycling Peewee Tier 1 Capitals are proving unbeatable against rival island hockey teams in league play. The Caps are alone in first place at 9-0 and recent poundings of opponents included a 9-1 rout of the Peninsula Eagles. Team captain Kahlil Fontana led the way with a goal and three assists and a +5 rating while first-year defenceman Tynan Ewart was also +5 with a goal and an assist. Eight different Cowichan players scored goals in a balanced attack. “It is nice to see scoring from so many different players,’’ said coach Brett Hopwo. Juan de Fuca Grizzlies were outpaced 7-3 by the Caps, with another balanced offensive performance producing goals from six different players. Assistant captain Corson Hopwo scored twice and added an assist. Ewart, Fontana and assistant captain JoJo Tanaka-Campbell had a goal and an assist each. Campbell River didn’t fare any better against the Caps, losing 11-2. Tanaka-Campbell racked up six points on two goals and four assists. Isaac Leik collected a pair of goals and two assists and Cody Shepheard had two goals and an assist. The most recent Caps’ outing was a 9-1 win over the Comox Chiefs, with Shepheard firing a hat trick and adding an assist. Luke Wilson added a pair of goals with three assists. The team’s stingy defence is being led by assistant captain Nathan Goliath and Ty Brant, contributing to a 1.78 goals against average for netminders Sacha Rousells and Will Gurski. The Caps will face some top Lower Mainland teams when they play at the Chilliwack Invitational Dec. 27 to 30.

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Kapteyn rises to the task

Duncan Skating Club celebrates the season with its annual Christmas skating exhibition Sunday at Cowichan Arena. Top: Riley Smith and Grace Haugen skate to Papa Noel. Middle left: Cecilia Faustino and Courtney Vanderstap team up for Baby It’s Cold Outside. Middle right: Haley Dragicevich is cool on the ice in her shades. Bottom left: Caitlyn Luckhurst was joined by Baylee Hopwo for Feliz Navidad. Bottom right: Sonja McCormack is bundled up for the cold weather with her earmuffs and gloves. Don Bodger

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uncan Christian School Chargers continued their strong start to the season, finishing second in an eight-team senior boys’ basketball tournament at Mark Isfeld in Courtenay. DCS defeated Nanaimo District Secondary in the first game 74-64 behind Nick Kapteyn’s 29 points, 15 rebounds and four assists while Doug Groenendijk collected 19 points, 12 rebounds and nine assists. Jesse Van Wingerden made a valuable contribution with 11 points, three rebounds and two assists. “The guys again played great offense and our defence did a lot to help us stay in it,’’ noted DCS coach Jim Brandsma. DCS went on to defeat Shawnigan Lake School 64-56, as Kapteyn and Groenendijk both topped the 20-point mark again. Kapteyn tallied 26 points and 15 rebounds while Groenendijk hit for 21 points with 13 rebounds and nine assists. Van Wingerden was strong in a supporting role again with 11 points, five rebounds and four assists. Host Mark Isfeld came back to beat DCS in the final 62-53. The Chargers led 41-39 after three quarters. Kapteyn put up 22 points, 10 rebounds and one assist in the final. Van Wingerden chipped in with 13 points, four rebounds and two assists while Groenendijk contributed 10 points, 12 rebounds and six assists.

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Panthers slip past the Islanders Five-minute warning: Sean Buchanan’s late goal breaks a 4-4 deadlock

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erry Park Islanders have been beating the Peninsula Panthers more often than not during the Vancouver Island Junior Hockey League season, but last Friday’s meeting of the teams wasn’t one of them. The Panthers upended the

Islanders 5-4 at the Panorama Leisure Centre, breaking a tie on goal by Sean Buchanan with 5:37 remaining. The Islanders led only once in the game when Cody Short scored with 6:04 left in the second period. But Grayson Vickers equalized before the end of the period and the teams stayed on even terms until Buchanan’s winner. Braeden Cross led the Islanders

with two goals. Zack Smith countered with a pair for the Panthers while Alex Milligan had the other Islanders’ marker. The teams were virtually dead even in shots. Leighton Williams played goal for the Islanders and made 23 saves. The Islanders play against the Nanaimo Buccaneers in their final game before Christmas Saturday at 7:30 p.m. at Kerry Park Arena.


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Tough teams test T-Birds

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home crowd. “I think we got psyched out before the game started,’’ said Heer. o become betThe team settled down ter, you’d might after falling behind by as well face the more than 20 in the first best right off quarter. Charles (10), the bat. Brayden Aumen (9) and The Cowichan ThunderMcDonald (5) led Cobirds certainly had their wichan in the 86-46 loss. hands full in the Walnut “It was fast and we didn’t Grove senior boys’ basketknow what hit us,’’ said ball tournament. They lost Heer. “We had moments all three games, but conwhere we looked like we sidering the competition could hang with them.’’ they could potentially gain The final game against a lot from the experience Semiahmoo brought a later in the season. much better effort in a 65“Going into the tourna55 setback. ment, we knew we were “The game was back and playing some tough forth all game,’’ said Heer. teams,’’ said coach SandAndrew Leong/file “It was much closer than a eep Heer. T-Birds’ Josh Charles enjoyed 10-point game.’’ First up was the No. some big games at the Walnut The T-Birds were forced 4-ranked AAA team, Grove tournament, including 30 into fouling late in the Gleneagle. points against Semiahmoo. game and Semiahmoo “We had moments of padded its total from the real good play,’’ said Heer. free throw line. “We were up most of the Charles erupted for 30 points, Mcfirst half. The third and fourth quarter, Donald added 10 and Aumen scored we kept getting a little more behind.’’ seven. Charles and McDonald collected The game ended in a 60-45 loss. Josh 15 and 14 rebounds, respectively. Charles led the scoring with 24 points “We kind of know where we are and Travis McDonald added eight. and what we need to do,’’ said Heer. The two were also the leading Co“We just had a bit of inconsistent play wichan rebounders, with McDonald throughout the three games.’’ pulling down 11 and Charles 10. Cowichan headed right into the Oak The host team, Walnut Grove, ranked Bay tournament, opening Thursday No. 2 in the province, provided an immense challenge with the backing of its against M.E.I. of Abbotsford.

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Clockwise from bottom left: École Mount Prevost School presents A Christmas Wish at the Cowichan Theatre on Dec. 12, where music teacher Gia Jane leads the Grade 1 students in singing Quand Le Pére Noël; Grade 4 student Jasmine Hachey spins the Christmas Wheel of Fortune for prizes at the Bench Elementary Parent Advisory Council presentation of Loonie-Twoonie Christmas Shopping Emporium for Kids Dec. 5; The senior choir sings Christmas carols during the annual Queen Margaret’s School Candlelight Carol Service in the Queen Margaret’s Chapel on Dec. 8; Class 2 students Haruki Ikemura and Ayla Pohl recite the German poem Katze Und Mäuschen during Sunrise Waldorf School’s annual Christmas Recital on Dec. 6; Grade 4 students Marcus Potts and Arizen Smiley perform the Jingle Grizzly Bear Rap as the George Bonner Elementary music department presents A Bear-y Merry Holiday on Dec. 12.

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Queen of Angels, Evergreen and Alex Aitken Don Bodger, Andrew Leong

Clockwise from left: Students ranging from kindergarten to Grade 8 create personal splatter paint art in the splatter room during Evergreen Independent School arts and craft activity day on Dec. 17; Grade 2 student Zoe Palfy makes a pointsetta ornament at Evergreen; Michaela Joe belts out a tune in front of the Christmas tree, supported by Jonathan Hawkins and Ayden Modeste, near left, during Queen of Angels School’s Christmas With the Angels concert at the Cowichan Theatre; Noah D’Fantis and Sophie Rose perform at Queen of Angels School’s Cowichan Theatre show; Alex Aitken School’s You’re A Mean One, Mr. Grinch segment includes: Athena Bardonnex (bottom), Eden Weiss (left), Kealey Watson (top) and Kevannah Thorne (right) during the school’s The Twelve Days of Christmas; There’s Joy for All to Share from the Div. 7 class, with Ava Morgan (front) and Anika Olson on the xylophones during Alex Aitken Elementary School’s The Twelve Days of Christmas.

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Clockwise from bottom left: Audrey Charlie (left) and Pallas Villiers MC the Alexander School Holiday Concert; Elizabeth World performs with antlers on at the Alexander show; A Division 1 student reads her lines in The Grinch Who Stole Christmas during Khowhemun Elementary School Christmas presentation of Dear Santa on Dec. 20; Division 3 students Donovan Lacaille and Josh Point perform a recorder ensemble at Khowhemun elementary; Khristine Williams depicts a nun in Duncan Christian School’s Light Of The World Christmas concert; Flutist Jenna Bakker also helps DCS set the mood for Light Of The World.

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Clockwise from left: Cows Kassidy Ralfs, Alexa Parken and Hannah Doman (Grade 2) appear in Maple Bay Elementary School’s The Bremen Town Carolers; Donkeys Olivia Finlay and Alex He (Grade 1) perform in The Bremen Town Carolers; Discovery Elementary Grade 4 student Rowan McCullough and Grade 5 students R.J. Ritchie and Dylan Braithwaite work on their gingerbread house and sleigh creations in teacher Kathy Dukelow’s class; Josh Haley and Kathryn McIntyre perform a skit during Queen Margaret’s Junior School Christmas performance of Jungle Bell Jukebox on Dec. 4 at Founders Hall; QMS Grade 4 students sing Most Wonderful Time of the Year during the Jungle Bell Jukebox show.

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Crofton and Drinkwater Ashley Degraaf

Clockwise from bottom left: Drinkwater Elementary Kindergarten students Maddax Close, Leighton Wasner and Dane Joulie perform during one of the school’s miniChristmas concerts Dec. 11; Drinkwater Elementary Kindergarten student Mason Wheeler also performs at Drinkwater; Crofton Elementary choir students Josh Watts, Evan Ludvigson and Devon Tidder perform during the school’s Christmas concert rehearsal Dec. 18; Crofton Elementary Kindergarten student Levi Hill entertains in Crofton.

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Best Wishes For The Season! from PULP, PAPER and WOODWORKERS of CANADA LOCAL #2 Crofton Proudly Supporting Our Communities Since 1963 Charities contributed to: Cowichan Food Basket Society, Chemainus Harvest House Food Bank, The Disability Campaign, Duncan Volunteer Fire Department (Magic Show), Canadian Cancer Society of BC, Royal Canadian Legion – BC/Yukon Command, Opportunities For The Disabled Foundation, Children’s Project, Operation Smile Canada, Crofton Elementary School Proficiency Award, 13th Annual Davey Derby, Child Find BC “Tournament of Hope”, Children’s Christmas Project, Royal Canadian Legion Branch #191 – Poppy Fund, BC Children’s Hospital – Holiday Card Program, BC Lung Association, Chemainus Secondary School Dry Grad, Canadian Hard of Hearing Association – BC Chapter, Asbestos-related Research, Education & Advocacy Fund, Canadian Red Cross, Northwest Wildlife Preservation Society, Crofton Community Centre – Sonny Collinson Celebration of Life, Nick Versteeg – Cowichan River Documentary Project, Somenos Marsh Wildlife Society, Help Fill A Dream. Bursaries awarded: Eight – $500 Bursaries: Alison Jantzen, Brianna Haines, Scott Aldersey, David Farris, Joshua Palou, Robert Mangat, Katie McAneeley, Tristan Douglas.

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Clockwise from bottom right: Haily Rudwaileit and Jesslyn Arkell look on as Emma Bruce dumps snow on Tamara Knight-Robinson at Tansor Elementary; Nicole Waddell and Dashani Deck perform during Tansor’s A Hippo for Christmas; Ecole Cobble Hill’s Amelia Macintosh and Oliver Castle show off some of the piles of clothing collected for their school’s project Everyone Deserves A Smile, aimed at helping local homeless folks; Ecole Cobble Hill students April Lavigne (left), Hallie Bryant, and Amelia Macintosh, perform during an evening called: Une Soirée Hivernale de Partake (A Winter Evening Of Sharing).

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Clockwise from left: Isaac Muller performs during St. Joseph’s Elementary school’s Christmas concert Dec. 12; St. Joseph’s student Amity McLean looks for family members in the audience during her class’s performance; Chemainus Elementary Grade 2 student Josh White along with Mrs. Vopnfjord’s class sang Hannukah during the school’s concert Dec. 12 called Christmas Around the World; Chemainus Elementary’s Mitchell McMahon participates in Mr. McCuish Grade 4 class rendition of Kwanzaa Celebration.

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we go out to businesses and schools.’’ About 20 to 25 secondary school students were involved, including some famous faces like YTV’s The Next Star finalist Parker Schmidt from Cowichan Secondary and Chemainus Secondary all-around athlete and golfing sensation Emily Adams. All the students displayed great teamwork, pitching in to get the backpacks filled assemblyline style. After the students did their part, the organizations receiving the donations took over. “The students decided they wanted to take on an issue of homelessness and it’s specifically targeted to youth,’’ said Tracy Jones, executive assistant to the superintendent for the Cowichan school district. “The students do all this part and we have Community Options (Society) and Youth Outreach who get it out to those who need it.’’

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May the peace and happiness of the season be yours today and every day throughout the new year Since 1963

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Cupe local 358, in partnership with SunFM would like to thank all of the North Cowichan residents who contributed over 800 KG of groceries to the Sun FM’s “Stuff the Truck” Week. Cupe LOCAL 358 was proud to do the collection and to donate $500 in cash. Thanks also to the district of North Cowichan for allowing the employee work release to accomplish this task.

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embers of the District Student Advisory Committee are making the Christmas season a lot merrier for the region’s less fortunate. DSAC, consisting of District 79 secondary school students, gathered at the school board annex Dec. 4 to complete their annual backpack project. They filled donated backpacks with toiletries, school supplies and warm clothing for the homeless and needy youth. “We did get 35 backpacks from Monk Office and Targus Canada,’’ said Makenna Campbell, 17, a Grade 12 Cowichan Secondary School student who served as chair of the backpack project. An additional five backpacks were filled. “We just went from there and looked at all the donations we got,’’ said Campbell. “We’ve been breaking a record every year. It’s usually around 30 to 40 backpacks.’’ Campbell said she got into DSAC a couple of years ago and this is the fourth year of the project. There are one or two representatives from each school on the committee, she added. “We all go out and grab donations.’’ Planning starts well in advance of the Christmas season. “We first talk about it in October,’’ said Campbell. “During October and November,

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Merry Christmas

Friday, December 20, 2013

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Students yell “Popcorn” for a picture after a fresh batch was made at the school Dec. 4 to raise money for folks living in the Philippnes. Ashley Degraaf

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Smuneen Elementary: schoolkids sell popcorn to help those hurt by typhoon Ashley Degraaf

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upporting someone who’s done more than her share of supporting and helping others is a great feeling. And that is a feeling felt by Angela Carpenter and her class at Smuneen Elementary, which has been selling popcorn for the Philippines to support parent volunteer Theresa Pante. “One of our foster mothers at our school is Filipino and has family there,” explained Carpenter. “She is a great

supporter to our school and does more than her share of work. We can always rely on her to help out when we need extra volunteers; she donates her time and love to all the children who come to our school.” Every Wednesday, beginning in November, Carpenter’s Kindergarten/ Grade 1 class has been baking popcorn and hosting a popcorn sale. And wafts of the salty yummy treat can be smelled throughout the school, especially on Dec. 4 as the class wrapped up a popping session. Pante was also on hand checking in.

“The idea is really remarkable,” the Duncan resident said, explaining two of her sisters still live in the Philippines, but most of her family has moved to Canada. A friend of hers, Raquel Karefoot who’s also from Duncan, has family there in need as well, making the popcorn fundraiser all the more important. “Back home, that is so much money. It sure makes a big difference,” she said of $400 raised by Smuneen School. Last February, Carpenters class also sold treats and popcorn for Cowichan’s House of Friendship Society.

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Santa looking to swap outdated ride for super economy sleigh NORTH POLE - Driveway can exclusively reveal that Santa Claus has been visiting local dealerships kicking tires—ahem, rails—in his search for a new ride. Ever conscious of the increasing cost of gas and effect his multi-million-kilometre Christmas flight has on the environment, Santa seems to have opted for 2014 Ford Transit Connect Wagon for his next sleigh. The wagon promises a fuel economy of 7.84 L/100 kms fuel economy,which means the sleigh will be kinder to the environment than his current means of transporting gifts to the world’s children. As an added benefit, the EcoBoost engine – which is finely tuned for high-speed performance – would offer speeds much faster than Santa ever travelled in his former 36-hoofpowered sleigh. The expected upgrade comes as a record number of children earn spots on the “nice” list, increasing the payload weight of his bag of gifts beyond the normal tow rating of his nine-reindeer team. Santa told me that changing his mode of transportation will not compromise his ability to remain true to his mission. “My goal is and always has been

giving presents to good the nine reindeer look girls and boys, and a new forward to some time sleigh will make that off. Every year, the process more effective,” flying animals travel he says. “Let’s face it, 200,194,557 kms and every year there are more they’d like some time to children who earn presrest, he says, explaining ents. Things are simply there are still splinters getting out of control, embedded in his hoofs and my old sleigh just from a particular wooden My goal is and isn’t going to be able to roof in northern BC. always has been hack it much longer. With “You really can’t beat giving presents to the new sleigh, I will be this new sleigh,” says able to travel faster and good girls and boys, Goddard. “It offers carry more toys.” and a new sleigh will outstanding fuel econFord engineers develomy without sacrificing oped the Transit Connect make that process power. It even offers more effective. Wagon sleigh concept an electric windshield weeks after hearing of defroster, making short Santa Santa’s dilemma during work of icy windshields cold weather testing in in wintry conditions. So, the North Pole. if there’s a foggy Christmas Eve, we “This is a winning situation for all,” won’t need a red-nosed reindeer to says Darren Goddard, chief engineer guide Santa around the world.” for Ford Transit Connect Wagon. “The Some extras appear to have swung increased efficiency means added time Santa in the direction of the Transit for Santa to enjoy milk and cookies at Connect. SYNC with MyFord Touch stops. His new ride will offer 100 cubic offers a touch screen display with feet of cargo space and versatility to navigation so Santa can easily find haul up to 2,000 pounds, which Santa all the good children, even in more will need.” remote areas. Reindeer spokesperson Dasher says The child observation mirror would

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#$1,500 cash purchase incentive available on all 2013 Fit/2014 CR-V models. Honda cash purchase incentive will be deducted from the negotiated price after taxes and cannot be combined with special lease or finance offers. *$1,000 holiday bonus is available on every 2013 Fit/2014 CR-V model. Holiday bonus will be deducted from the negotiated price after taxes. ΩLimited time 0.99% finance offer based on new 2013 Honda models and a 24 month finance term available only through Honda Canada Finance Inc. O.A.C. Finance example based on a new 2013 Fit DX 5MT model GE8G2DEX and a 24 month finance term available only through Honda Canada Finance Inc. O.A.C.: $16,075 at 0.99% per annum equals $312.26 bi-weekly for 24 months. Freight and PDI of $1,495 included. Cost of borrowing is $162.52, for a total obligation of $16,237.52. Down payment of $0.00, first bi-weekly payment, environmental fees and $0 security deposit due at finance inception. Taxes are extra. Finance on approved credit for qualified customers only. ¥Limited time lease offer based on new 2013 Honda models and a 24 month lease term available only through Honda Canada Finance Inc. O.A.C. Leaseus example Follow on based on a new 2013 Fit DX 5MT model GE8G2DEX and a 24 month lease term available only through Honda Canada Finance Inc. O.A.C.: 0.99% lease APR for 24 months O.A.C. Monthly payment, including freight and PDI, is $303.38. Downpayment of $0.00, first monthly payment, environmental fees and $0 security deposit due at lease inception. Total lease obligation is $7,584.50. Taxes, license, insurance and registration are extra. Prices and/or payments shown do not include a PPSA lien registration fee of $13.51 and lien registering agent's fee of $5.25, which are both due at time of delivery. 48,000 kilometre allowance; charge of $0.12/km for excess kilometres.**MSRP is $16,935 / $27,685 based on a new 2013 Fit DX GE8G2DEX / 2014 CR-V LX RM3H3DES $1,495/$1,695 freight and PDI. #/*/**/Ω/¥ Dealer may sell for less. Dealer trade may be required. Prices and/or payments shown do not include representative PPSA lien registration and lien registering agent's fees, which are due at time of delivery. For all offers license, insurance, applicable taxes and registration are extra. Offers valid from December 3rd, 2013 through January 2nd, 2014 at participating Honda retailers. Offers valid only for British Columbia residents at BC Honda Dealers locations. Offers subject to change or cancellation without notice. Terms and conditions apply. Visit www.bchonda.com or see your BC Honda retailer for full details.

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Car and motorcycle goodies for Christmas: For stocking stuffers or the main course enthusiasts. A Visit to the Spa (for your Car. Various prices) It’s a good feeling when you’re feeling clean. And we all know that winter is not a season that promotes spotlessness. With salt on the roads, grime hanging around, and foreign objects getting stuck to your vehicle, you’d wonder how a bath can even help. Well, it does. Washing it cleans off the salt that covers the roads and can help prevent corrosion. And on the inside,


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