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Wednesday, January 22, 2014

Driver gets late night fright as pair attempts to enter her car Ashley Degraaf

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Coral Sirup and husband Gord renew their wedding vows on the ice during the first intermission of Sunday’s Cowichan Capitals game at Cowichan Arena, with Dick Newman officiating.

Couple drops the puck on the second phase of marriage Game plan: Wedding ring theft nightmare turns into romantic renewal of their wedding vows

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he ice accentuated the dress for a white wedding vow renewal Sunday at Cowichan Arena. Gordon and Coral Sirup faced each other in the centre-ice faceoff circle during the first-period intermission of the Cowichan Valley Capitals-Powell River Kings B.C. Hockey League game to renew their wedding vows. Gordon, 60, and Coral, 39, of Lake Cowichan

were married on Sept. 15, 2012 but wanted a fresh start on a new date after an unfortunate incident. “We had our house broken into at the end of November,’’ said Coral. “They stole our wedding rings and a bunch of jewelry that meant the world to me.’’ That included a ring from her grandmother and other sentimental items. Insurance covered some of the loss, but didn’t come anywhere near the replacement value. “We’re still out close to $13,000,’’ said Coral. “It’s the beginning of the year. We wanted to have a new start. Even if I ever get them back, they’re not the same.’’ The Sirups are Caps’ season-ticket holders so they talked to director of sales and marketing David van Deventer about pledging their love again

before the team’s faithful with their new rings. “I thought this would be the best place ever,’’ said Coral. “She decided to do this because then it put meaning on these rings,’’ said Gordon, a 40-year member of the Lake Cowichan Fire Department, who wore his uniform for the ceremony. Coral wore red shoes to make the connection with the fire department, a new addition from their first ceremony. Coral was escorted to the ice from the corridor between the benches by Caps’ captain Kyle Horsman. She was met at centre ice by Gordon and marriage commissioner Dick Newman, who was the fire chief in Lake Cowichan for many years and officiated at the ceremony. more page 6

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Cowichan News Leader Pictorial 3 pected impacts of climate change on local communities, estuaries and floodplains,” Schuerholz said in a press release. A drop box for the completed forms will be located at the Cowichan Bay Inn reception desk. Those taking part can enter a prize draw supplied by several business operators of Cowichan Bay village.

Workshops aimed at melting the racism iceberg Community invited: Embrace B.C. campaign applying different levels of heat to the issues of racism in Cowichan

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he conversation started with a funny anecdote about what melts an icecube the fastest — a hair dryer, a hot oven, running water, or cold water. It then developed into a great discussion about racism in Cowichan, then, oddly enough, circled back to the ice-cube conundrum. “I was an ice-cube. I was cold,” stated Cowichan Tribes elder Ron George. George spoke about changes he’s made to better his own lifestyle after many years of alcoholism and emotional torment he’s lived with as a residential school survivor. It’s a vicious cycle many First Nations folks have experienced as a result of the residential school system. And it’s one of many examples of where there’s an opportunity for healing. But sometimes it’s not about what’s the fastest way to resolve an issue, added Social Planning Cowichan’s Michelle Staples, playing off the icecube metaphor. For some, healing and change cultivate at a much slower rate and can take years to develop. George and Staples are working together on a series of five opportunities staged by Social Planning Cowichan in workshop format available for Cowichanians to build cross cultural bridges within the community. It’s another step and spin-off from the spirit and reconciliation created in Cowichan during the 2008 North American Indigenous Games. A momentum built up, but that somewhat fizzled since.

“With the games, really it had happened in one big push,” Staples said. “Sometimes people need a chance to integrate what they’ve learned into their life. Sometimes people need a rest, need some space and there’s a time and place where that change and those discussions need to start again.” And that’s essentially what they’re doing, thanks to a $20,000 grant from Embrace B.C. Workshops will be facilitated by Campbell River Metis Aboriginal Health worker Kathi Camilleri with support from Ron George, Robert George and Lucy Thomas of the Hiiye’yu Lelum Society (House of Friendship). “The purpose of these workshops is not to point fingers or increase divisions in our community,” said Staples in a press release. “It is to continue the process of healing to strengthen our community.” Sessions will tackle history, differences in governance structures and the roles of traditional and cultural values, as well as explore the effects of residential schools and Canada’s Ashley Degraaf assimilation and how they still reso- Michelle Staples listens to Ron George as they talk about the philosophies powering the ongoing series of workshops the pair is hosting in the nate in communities. community aimed at tackling racism. While George remembers days ing themselves before they can work Staples, are hoping more folks in the when First Nations folks were forced officials, organizations, companies, and business owners as well as their on the community’s progress as a community will begin that process to ride in separate train cars and employees. whole. That’s the case for George. with these sessions. weren’t allowed to share the same “It’s about discovering this invisible “I had my best Christmas ever this Workshop dates are Jan. 31, Feb. space with non-Native folks in the barrier. How do we work towards year,” he said of staying sober over 14, Feb. 28 (some conditions apply theatre, he admitted racism in Corespecting and understanding each the holidays. “I helped my wife wrap to this date) and March 1. The first wichan is still alive. other?” said Staples. presents for the first time. I even workshop took place Jan. 17. Staples said what’s really startling One way is discussing and sharing helped make breakfast Christmas The March 1 session is a commuis they’ve heard there are still stores how non-Native people feel going morning.” nity workshop open to anyone. where Cowichan Tribes members onto the reserve and vice-versa — George found that certain level of And an event will also take place have felt unwelcome, or facilities how First Nations feel off-reserve. warmth to melt his “cold heart.” March 29 as a follow up to the where they don’t feel they’re treated “Sometimes feeling uncomfortable For others, healing hurts caused by workshops where participants will fairly or comfortable visiting. in a situation or setting can come off racial stigmas and barriers — presbe invited to honour the work of the And that’s why these workshops, as being racist, in a negative way,” ent and past — might need a differfacilitator. including another similar wellsaid Staples. ent level of heat. For registration information, call attended, well-received session And for some folks, it’s about healBoth organizers, George and 250-709-7972. in October, target local leaders,

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Wednesday, January 22, 2014

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Evan Easton: Neurological condition strikes just before Christmas, causing many anxious moments for his family Don Bodger

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ockey player Evan Easton is making a miraculous recovery from transverse myelitis, but his prognosis didn’t look good for a while. Easton, 14, a Cowichan Valley Bantam rep hockey team member, has experienced some incredible lows and highs since Dec. 10. “We thought he just had flu-like symptoms, just the normal body aches,’’ said dad Rob Easton. “As the day progressed, his legs started to hurt and by Wednesday night (Dec. 11), he was in excruciating pain.’’ The Eastons finally decided Evan’s condition warranted a trip to Cowichan District Hospital. “It was just a pain I knew was not normal,’’ said mom Gina. At first it was thought Evan was simply dehydrated, but “he got up to walk and couldn’t bear any weight on his legs,’’ said Rob. By Thursday, Dec. 12, he was rushed to Victoria General Hospital. “By that time, he was totally paralyzed from his stomach sternum area all the way down to his toes,’’ said Rob. “He couldn’t feel anything.’’ Evan was given an MRI and a spinal tap before a diagnosis of transverse myelitis was confirmed. Transverse myelitis is a neurological condition consisting of an inflammatory process of the spinal cord. Concerns about the situation led to Evan being transported to B.C. Children’s Hospital in Vancouver. The Eastons were told at that point that Evan’s condition was serious when they began treatment. “The prognosis from that was very scary to where he’s at right now,” said Gina last week. “We are amazed with his recovery so far.” But, along the way, “it was a nightmare I was hoping to wake up from, for sure,’’ said Gina. “He walks now without any assistance,’’ said Rob. “He’s really surprised the doctors over there.’’ Evan came home Dec. 31. Gina said the support of the valley for the family was incredible during the difficult time. “To have all that directed to us was so overwhelming,’’ she said. “I think that definitely contributed to his recovery.’’

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Gordon and Coral both wrote their own vows and read them over the public address system to members of a delighted and surprised crowd. “They’ve never had it happen before,’’ said Coral of a Caps’ hockey-game ceremony. “We wanted it to be a surprise.’’ The bride, wearing the same dress as 2012 that had been dry-cleaned after the first ceremony and tucked away, had bare shoulders but insisted the only chills she felt were up her spine. “I wasn’t cold, I was nervous,’’ she said. Gordon said the couple had talked about renewing their vows at some point. “We thought maybe five years or something, but not this soon.’’ After the ceremony, the couple mingled with spectators in the corridor and passed out pieces of their hockey-rink themed cake. They returned to their seats and watched the rest of the game in their wedding attire. The second honeymoon will likely be at Caps’ games Friday and Saturday at Cowichan Arena.

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ake Cowichan is looking for a homegrown solution in dealing with its organic waste. “We have nothing right now, no organic pickups,” said Councillor Bob Day, who asked at the Jan. 7 Public Works Committee meeting if there was a made-in-Lake-Cowichan solution to the problem. “I would love to see us collect it here, process it here and use it here, rather than ship it down the highway in a vehicle that gets three miles per gallon, dump it on the floor at Bings Creek, pick it up again and take it to Nanaimo, again in a vehicle that gets three miles to the gallon.” Day said he believes all municipalities and districts should look after their own waste. “We all signed onto the B.C. Climate Don Bodger Action Charter (which commits local Caps’ captain Kyle Horsman escorts Coral Sirup “down the aisle’’ toward governments to lower their carbon the ice for her wedding vow renewal with husband Gord. footprint and take community-wide

actions that demonstrate leadership on sustainable development) and we’re doing something good, but at the same time we’re wasting a whole bunch of energy moving it around to different places and getting no advantage from it,” he said. Day said he’s not coming down on any other cities or towns, but Lake Cowichan is in a unique position and what works elsewhere might not necessarily work at the lakeside town. “I don’t begrudge any other jurisdiction or level of government, but we don’t always have to follow the Cowichan Valley Regional District way,” he said. “Let’s face it, we’re 30 kilometres off the beaten track and sometimes what makes sense for trucks running up and down (Highway 1) to get to places is real simple, it’s a no-brainer. “But here it’s a little different and we have the opportunity to do it and create a job at the same time — in my mind you have to look at the whole thing holistically.” Lake Cowichan staff is expected to report back on the issue in about a month.

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Rural CVRD directors say there is still a chance their areas may jump into pool Dipping their toes: Talks ongoing to eliminate two-tier fees for residents of Youbou and Cowichan Lake South

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egular fees for rural Cowichan Lake residents at the Duncan pool may still be possible. There will just have to be more talk first. Last week’s deal that saw the pool’s two-tier fee system waived for residents of the Town of Lake Cowichan in exchange for a $3,000 tax contribution caught Youbou (Area I) Director Pat Weaver by surprise. Though Weaver said she believes there is still a strong possibility of a deal for Youbou in the future, uncertainty has prevented one so far. “I didn’t know what the cost was going to be,” she said, adding people in her community seem split on the issue. “Part of our people want to be into the pool and some don’t. I thought there was going to be some kind of referendum where our people would say where they wanted their tax dollars to go. “It’s a very delicate topic. In my area there are a lot of retired people. As Cowichan Lake is such a beautiful place to live, it entices retirees to come up here. My job now is to get the best deal for Area I taxpayers, of which I am one. The question has to be asked where do the people want their dollars to go.” Weaver says she has plans for a public meeting to be held in her area in February. “That meeting was supposed to be mainly about the Native Habitat Fund but absolutely people can bring it (aquatic centre fee talks) up. I’ve heard quite a bit from the people already, both positive and negative,” she said. Cowichan Lake South (Area

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An aqua-fit class is put through its paces at the Cowichan Aquatic Centre. Currently residents of Youbou and Cowichan Lake South have to pay double to participate. F) Director Ian Morrison is on the same wavelength as Weaver and confirmed that talks are still ongoing. “We are still engaged in a process with the aquatic centre operations,” he said. “Those are confidential discussions but it is an irritant; we’d like to eliminate the two-tier fee structure. There’s more work to be done but I’m thrilled for the Town of Lake Cowichan, that’s great news. “Some people want to have the same access but I also hear the counter to that regarding tax bills. Electoral areas don’t have pockets of money. Municipalities can borrow money from their waste pot to cover snow costs for example. If we are to create a news service, we need electoral consent. If you’re going to send taxpayers to the other side of Hill 60, you have to ask for their consent.” Morrison also emphasized any perceptions that Areas F and I were acting as stumbling blocks for the Town of Lake Cowichan in the negotiations are not true.

“There’s been a bit of a misperception in the press with how things have transpired,” he said. “Director Weaver and I have been engaged in discussions for months now and it’s taken up a lot of time, effort and energy. “The perception was that the town kept ongoing and we stopped, and I’m challenging that. We’ll continue to have dialogue with the aquatic centre.” North Cowichan Mayor Jon Lefebure has already declared his hope that Areas F and I have the two-tier fee structured eliminated as well. “I am hopeful that in the near future we can reach an agreement to eliminate two-tier fees for the citizens of Areas F and I so they can enjoy the Cowichan Aquatic Centre at the same rates enjoyed by residents of the current partners,” said Lefebure in a press release. Rural Cowichan Lake residents have to pay $12 to use the facilities at the aquatic centre, compared to Town of Lake Cowichan residents who will now pay $6.

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Negotiation the right way to set proper pool fees Two-tier: Slowly, issue being addressed fairly

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nd so the controversial two-tier payment system at the Cowichan Aquatic Centre creeps towards its conclusion. And, predictably, it’s not with the clamour of righteous debate around a board table, or the political fireworks of an election campaign. No, it’s happening quietly and practically, through negotiated settlement. Cowichan Tribes set the bar for co-operation way back when the pool first opened, agreeing to contribute to the operating costs. And, slowly, one by one, the rest of the region has followed suit, signing on for sums they believe to be an appropriate Let’s make a ection of how much their residents deal the right refl use the pool. The two-tier system is in place approach to because of two truths that have had take trouble co-existing: 1) residents outside of Duncan and North Cowichan are going to use the pool; 2) they aren’t going to use it nearly enough to justify being a full partner. The solution, of course, is finding a middle ground — an outof-tax-base contribution that subsidizes out-of-tax-base users to a degree that seems fair to those who are paying pool taxes. And the best way to find that is through negotiation. Lake Cowichan taxpayers are the latest to sign on — paying about $2 a household to save those who use the pool about $6 a visit. Town councillors believe it is a fair deal. But they only signed on for one year so they can back out if their constituents vociferously disagree. It mirrors a system that worked to get residents of south Cowichan aboard, and it likely will work for the last two remaining holdouts in west Cowichan. The outlying communities do use the pool and aren’t opposed to paying their fair share. It’s just about finding that share.

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While we are not convinced the appropriate sentence was handed out in the David Pompeo trial, we are happy to finally see some closure to this case in the criminal court system. Four years is long enough. If shooting victim Bill Gillespie does not think justice has been served, he still has the option of pursuing a civil court case. And that is an option we are sure he will exercise.

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ecisions, doctrines or diapers, it doesn’t matter; trying to change anything can leave a person with a mess on their hands. Yet, there is a tool that we all have at our disposal that can move us along the dirty, bumpy, winding road of change: positive, personal, honest communication. We see the exact opposite all too often in the media, in politics, in local discussion over marshland and national discourse regarding tarsands. When opinions are presented, especially to an audience of opposing views, it can become personal quickly and various substances start to get smeared and slung. The problem often is that a solution, or alternative, isn’t being offered with the contrarian communications. Whether you’re a politician, profiteer or

parent, speaking one-on-one to a person, defining the problem they face, then offering a solution will get you closer to your goal, which ultimately is agreement. Not to harp on the Harper visit to Brentwood College, but it was a perfect example of how differing opinions quickly bring out the negative and miss the opportunity for change. Protesters with “No” and “Stop” signs quickly drew name-calling of “doomsayers” and “fanatics.” The only person it seems who didn’t miss the opportunity was Prime Minister Stephen Harper himself. When he came to Brentwood College to see his supporters, he did the right thing if his end game was self-, or party-preservation. He met on a personal level with those who share his ideological bent, and solidified, potentially even shifted, the degree to which they support him. This appearance wasn’t about changing people’s minds. This was about reassuring and inspiring those who want the same kind

It is one of the more bizarre crimes we have reported on. Why one or more people thought it would be a good idea to sneak over to the Batty family’s fence and snip their horse’s tail has confounded readers across the valley. Theories like fly-tying and craft-making abound, as does confusion among horse owners. It’s clearly not a victimless crime, nor a crime of need.

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of Canada he wants. When Harper wanted to gain new supporters, he changed venues and used another form of positive messaging — he professed enthusiasm for an exceptional, inspirational part of Cowichan, the Kinsol Trestle, a source of pride among locals. Although transparent, Harper’s use of personal, positive messaging will likely get him further than had he come to Cowichan and held press conferences simply smearing his competition. Harper, of course, has used those tactics, too, but that’s not the focus here. Using a negative communication strategy to earn new supporters is like using kidnapping to get a friend. It’s a major violation, and certainly doesn’t end up gaining you trust. That’s why whatever your message, for the most hope of success it has to be precise, personal, honest and delivered with conviction. It also has to provide a solution.

One of the difficulties faced by those opposed to new oil pipelines and tar sand development is communicating what the alternative is. If we can’t provide solutions, we are left just presenting problems, and no one wants to continuously hear about problems. Too much messaging is about what the other guy is doing wrong. We need to focus on how what we are doing is right, show how others can do the same, and talk to each other on a personal level. It’s easier to become friends with your neighbour than overthrow a government. And ultimately the results will be the same. Aaron Bichard writes for newspapers and recycles them. Connect with him at cowichanrecyclists@gmail.com.


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If you could meet Prime Minister Harper, what would you tell him? “You and your government have made Canada an environmental shame to the world. You’ve changed Canada for me; we’re not the green, clean country we once were. We’ve become the bad guys.”

“Why haven’t you prioritized the environment over the economy? No environment, no economy.”

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Prime Minister Harper is a man of the people

A better location would be at the intersection of two highways

Dear editor North Cowichan considering a new police station site near Flagship Ford and Tim Horton’s — with its very awkward right turnout — sounds like accidents brewing by Timmy’s. What about the corner of the Trans-Canada Highway and Highway 18 at Herd Road for a central police station? It’s a hub with highway frontage, centrally located between Chemainus, Crofton, Maple Bay, Prevost, Sahtlam and Duncan. It’s practical, safer and only minutes from Starbuck’s. Joyce Behnsen

In my opinion: A certain amount of space is needed to protect him

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fter I read your editorial on our Prime Minister in the Jan. 10 edition, I was left sort of shaking Time to put police station option my head. What exactly were you back into the ALR trying to say? Dear editor On the one hand you didn’t expect the prime I was relieved to hear North Cowichan minister to be chatting with the protestors. Yet council has listened and is now considering you say he is not in touch with Canadians. alternative sites for the new RCMP station. You know what happened the day before at And now, to show leadership, I challenge the Vancouver Board of Trade. Two protestors council to take the novel next step of made it up on stage and were standing right requesting the originally proposed Somenos behind me. Peter W. Rusland Marsh site be once again designated as ALR What if they had a gun or a knife and did This pair of young protestors was among a crowd of about 150 who rallied outside the gates of Brentwood College harm to the democratically elected head of our land. It’s just the right thing to do. School during Prime Minister Stephen Harper’s visit earlier this month. Gary Fitzgibbon country? How would you feel about that? Cowichan So security was extremely tight for this priquietly drum up support, he was in for a me?” in reference to her car being attacked. vate gathering of Conservative supporters. By rude awakening. Though there was only a Shouldn’t protest in Canada be without the way it was never billed as a public meeting. short time to spread the news of his visit to hate? Country may not be a corporation, The RCMP was correct to bring the PM in Martin Barker Mill Bay, it was still long enough for more but the power brokers are by an alternate route. The anecdotal evidence than 100 concerned citizens — from babies Duncan Dear editor of people coming in the gates to attend the to seniors and students to professionals — to Your recent editorial was a a very fine event tell stories of protestors using foul come out to let him know that we are not People deserve a chance to mourn assessment of Stephen Harper and his visit language as they shouted at these people, that letting him get away with thinking that all here. As written “a country is not a corpora- is well here. There is so much dissatisfaction many walked in front of cars taunting them to as they see fi t tion, it is the people who live in it.” Right, run over them. with his lack of concern with the environDear editor but corporations significantly influence the At least one protestor jumped on the hood ment and our future, and it is only going to My beloved husband died from esophavote and all prime ministers must act as get larger. I suggest that in the future he stays geal cancer five years ago. He made his own of a car and dented it. Another opened up a instructed by said entities in order to stay in lady’s passenger door and tried to get in the away from this part of the country. He will funeral arrangements. It was his choice to power. MPs are not responsible to their con- find little support for him here. vehicle all the while berating her. One father be buried at Mountain View cemetery. He stituents but to the PM or their party leader; Valerie Russell was born in Duncan. He lived here for most told of how traumatized his seven-year-old therefore democracy stops at the riding level Duncan daughter was by all the protesters that she of his life and he wanted to be close for and democracy dies. burst into tears. All she wanted to do was meet his family and friends and especially me to John A. McDonald her prime minister. make it easy for us to visit him after he was Protests are fine, protests fueled by gone. I have visited the cemetery many many You see, the RCMP could not allow the PM Duncan to come through such a so-called peaceful hatred are not times with flowers. Baskets, solar lights and demonstration. The security risk was too high! an angel have been left there by myself and Protest showed Harper the level of Dear editor The problem is local environmental activists I am writing in regards to the protesting at his family and friends. I have seen how many like Peter Nix who urged people to come and concern in this community the recent event the prime minister attended times people have grieved for their loved protest cannot police their movement and it Dear editor in our riding. The event was well-attended ones when I’ve been there and I can’t imagattracts anybody angry about anything. And If Prime Minister Stephen Harper thought by both supporters of the government and ine why now — after five years — they are these people could very well be capable of he could sneak onto Vancouver Island to by protestors. cracking down on the mourners who come We live in a wonderful and free country there for comfort and leave notes and things violence. Behind the scenes, the PM of our country is where protest is vital to our democratic free- of remembrance for their loved ones. dom/process; however, I was disappointed I too believe that people should be allowed meeting with people of all stripes all the time, by the activity of the protest. I know of at to show their respect and honour their dead not just supporters. But that is never reported or acknowledged by his detractors. least one occasion where a car was allegedly in a way each individual chooses. I hope “Would you buy a home near a cell tower?” Remember it was this prime minister who sat damaged when protestors were on the hood and pray that North Cowichan councillors You answered: down with our First Nations peoples and ofof a car while their companions “attacked” change their minds and leave the cemetery fered them a public apology for the horrors of 60 per cent NO the car with umbrellas and signs. What is alone. If I had known this five years ago my the residential schools and initiated the Truth even more alarming is that the car had two husband would not have been buried there. To vote on the next Question of the Week, log onto the and Reconciliation process. 80-year-old seniors. Another alarming thing Katherine Hendrickson web poll at www.cowichannewsleader.com It is this prime minister and his government I heard was from a seven-year-old girl who North Cowichan which has approved and funded a very successful asked “why do those people want to hurt initiative to help the homeless in our major cities. And I could go on! Because you see, it isn’t all about the economy with this government, as you incorrectly stated. The prime minister is a man of the people. 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Valley people Name: Chelsea Pohl Occupation: cookie maker at Lunch On Clements Age: 24 Hometown: Duncan (moved here from Oliver) If you get a chance go see: one of my favourites is Downton Abbey Right now I am reading: I have read The Price of Freedom at least three times I’m listening to: gospel music At least once everyone should: have lunch at Lunch on Clements Most people don’t know I: love to sing Proudest or happiest moment: I’m happiest when I spend time with Jesus, my proudest moment was graduating from school Biggest fear: I don’t like needles If I was appointed queen of the valley I would: have the wave pool and waterslides open all day long Before I die: I want to try skydiving and parasailing Words I live by: treat everyone respectfully

Theresa Bertrand as the new chamber manager. Congrats to her predecessor Shauna Benson on her new gig with Higginson Consulting. • So long Amy, hello Linda. Former United Way sparkplug Linda Roseneck officially succeeded Cowichan District Hospital Foundation’s long-time administrative director, Amy Trippe Brophy, Jan. 1. After some retirement fun in the sun in Arizona, Brophy hopes to remain involved with the foundation in a volunteer role. • A tip of the hat and a round of applause for a pair of local businesses honoured by the Small Business B.C. awards program. Semifinalists Lush Eco Lawns, of Duncan (best green business), Bamboletta Dolls, Cowichan Bay (best community impact) will learn their fate during a gala in Vancouver at the end of February. • Cathy Ridley tells us The Mariners Market and Espresso Bar at Maple Bay Marina features” the latest delightful yet practical creations” by Lynn Hudson of Wildish Wear Hats — amongst other treats — until the end of February. Exciting things happening for you, your friends or your family that you want to share with your community? Send me a quick email at editor@cowichannewsleader.com. We’d love to spread the word.

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Wednesday, January 22, 2014

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My Fair Lady will now run during five dates in April at the Cowichan Theatre, the South Island Musical Society troupe has announced. April 4 to 6, and 11 and 12 — replacing dates in early January and early February — will see the big show staged after a nasty bug sidelined leading lady Sarah Lane, cast as Eliza Doolittle. That cruel cocktail of bronchitis and pneu-

monia — not dreaded H1N1, according to her mom Judy — left Lane without a voice for the demanding role tracing a Cockney lass’s evolution into society sensation, under the tutelage of Prof. Henry Higgins (Alex Gallacher). The show-biz stall will also see SIMS scrub its MFL dates at Nanaimo’s Port Theatre. SIMS’ Cathy Schmidt believed the delays in

Cowichan News Leader Pictorial 13 local show dates is the first in the long history of the valley’s venerable musical company. MFL’s sets have been completed and rehearsals resume in early March, she noted. The show runs at 7:30 p.m. nightly, and 2 p.m. on April 6. For tickets, call the Island Savings Centre ticket office at 250-748-7529.

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he works of William Shakespeare have inspired many dances, mostly the famous author’s Romeo and Juliet. The first dance version was choreographed by Evsebio Luzzi in Venice in 1785. Centuries later John Cranko took his spin on the classic in ballet format in 1958 for La Scala Ballet in Italy and later in 1962 for the Stuttgart Ballet in Germany. Most recently, a Canadian ballet company has taken the emotionally-driven, timeless tale under its wings. And Bengt Jörgen’s interpretation of Romeo

and Juliet has won international recognition and critical acclaim. It has been showcased in major cities and communities across Canada, the United States, China and Hong Kong. And the company’s now added Cowichan on its list of places to showcase the acclaimed masterpiece. “It’s ready to go and we’re ready for Duncan,” the company’s artistic director Bengt Jorgen said from their headquarters in Toronto. They’re set to take over Cowichan Theatre’s stage Saturday, Jan. 25. “It’s been a production that’s toured the world. I think it’s a beautiful rendition of the story,” he said. “It’s definitely been updated over the years with the generations of dancers and we’ve made several additions and updates. “With time comes ability and perspective. It’s one of our strongest works artistically.” Cowichanians may have already gotten a taste of Jorgen’s crew when it stopped by the Cowichan Theatre last January for a rendi-

tion of Swan Lake. “We loved it there. It was a great stage, a great atmosphere and great climate,” Jorgen said. “We were very pleased when the presenter invited us back.” Jorgen’s Romeo and Juliet run started last Friday (Jan. 17) in Guelph, Ontario and eventually wraps up in St. John’s, Newfoundland April 23. “We go coast to coast,” he explained. Jorgen’s quite ecstatic about his current company, especially his two leads, Saniya Abilmajineva as Juliet and Hiroto Saito as Romeo, who’ve been members for many years. You may even spot a local lad or gal among the cast. With most of the company’s productions, it casts between six and 12 local dance students to take part in the community’s performance. The recruits rehearse with the company for an hour and a half the day before the show or right after the audition and also two or three hours before curtain call.

Candidates need to learn the choreography quickly, listen well, follow directions and retain them easily and roles for this particular show included villager children and teenagers, ballroom guests and guards. “Its always interesting because they have to step in so quickly,” Jorgen said. “They tend to be really excited about being a part of the show. It brings a different energy and it really does enhance what we do.” “It’s a production that’s accessible to anyone,” Jorgen boasted. “Many people know the story, but truth be told, not many people have read it or studied it.” But that’s OK. “We tell the story ourselves through movement.” Your ticket What: Ballet Jorgen’s Romeo and Juliet When: Saturday, Jan. 25, 7:30 to 9:30 p.m. Where: Cowichan Theatre Tickets: adults $42, students $36, group (10+) $32, eyeGO $5. Call 250-748-7529

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

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TOPS (Take Off Pounds Sensibly) BC#1376: Meets every Wednesday, 7 p.m., Sundance Room, Duncan United Church, 246 Ingram St.

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Thursday Cherry Point Artists Weekly Painting Sessions: Every Thursday, 9:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m., Cowichan Exhibition Centre, 7380 Trans Canada Hwy., Duncan, starting September 13. Experienced and beginners. Info: Jack at 250-746-4795 or Olive at 250-746-8020.

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Soprano Janice Campbell sings Laudamus Te, along with Ann Wylie Yelland, at Medford Singers presentation of Winter Song with a touch of pop, Broadway and classical with Simon Leung conducting at the Duncan United Church Sunday, Jan. 19. Refreshmenrts provided. Multicultural Leadership Group: For youth every Thursday, 2:30 p.m. to 5:30 p.m., Duncan United Church, 246 Ingram St. Active, energetic, creative, fun and inter-cultural. For more info www.cis-iwc.org. Duncan Badminton Club: Recreational and ladder play. All welcome 8 p.m. Tuesdays and Thursdays, multi-purpose hall, Island Savings Centre, James Street, Duncan. 250-746-4380.

Bratz Unplugged: Musical brothers Todd and Jeff Smiley play rock and folk-blues favourites Thursdays at 8 p.m. in the Cobblestone Pub, downtown Cobble Hill. No cover.

Want to practice Spanish? El Circulo Espanol meets every Thursday night at 7 p.m. to speak and learn together. We are a multilevel group and welcome all levels of Spanish. It’s free. Call 250-743-9715, 250-743-5974, or Barbara or 250-597-4225.

Cowichan Spirit Drummers: Meet every Thursday at the Clements Centre, 5856 Clements St. All are welcome.

Duncan Codependents Anonymous: meets 7 p.m. Duncan Alano Club, 107 Evans St. Free or by donation. Call 250-

743-5366. New members are always welcome. The Cowichan Valley Prostate Cancer Support Group: meets the last Thursday of every month at 7 p.m. in the Canadian Cancer Society Board Room, 100 — 394 Duncan St., Duncan. No registration required, please drop by. For further information, call Gord 250-743-6960. The Devan Bailey Quartet: plays jazz at the Bay Pub In Cowichan Bay 5:30 to 8:30 p.m. every Thursday. Featuring Devan Bailey on sax, Geoff Johnson on guitar, John Robertson on stand-up bass, and Nick Jarvie on the smallest drum set you will ever see him play, with the addition of the occasional special guests. No cover. Cowichan Cruisers: car club meets, weather permitting, 7 p.m. at Java World on the Trans-Canada Highway, at 7 p.m. For more call Corky

Adams at 250-748-2486. South End Seniors Social Club: join us for lunch the third Thursday of every month, 11:45 a.m. to 1:30 p.m., call Gloria Davies at 250-743-9485 or Gloria Solley at 250-9298592. TOPS (Take Off Pounds Sensibly): Meets every Thursday, 4:30 pm, Kidz Co 2 - 2731 James St., Duncan.

Friday Adult Children of Alcoholics and Dysfunctional Families: A 12-step program for those whose childhood is still causing them problems, 7 p.m. at the Alano Club, 107 Evans St. Call 748-5993. Living with Cancer Support Group: Everyone with cancer and their caregivers welcome. Canadian Cancer Society Office, 394 Duncan St. 10:30 a.m.

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The Original Cast by Greg Finnigan

Nephew of original director is trying to re-establish an old play house....he plans to re-do the first show from 30 years before....using the same cast members....to present a British Farce call A Weekend Away....doors slamming and hi-jinks and some naughty bits.

Auditions will be held on Sunday, January 26 from 1:30-4:30 pm Wednesday, January 29 from 7-10 pm at the Mercury Theatre, 331 Brae Rd., Duncan. Rehearsals to start on Sunday, Feb 2nd. at 6:30 pm. For more information, call 250-748-2217.


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COMMUNITY ANNOUNCEMENTS

TRAVEL

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LOST AND FOUND

TIMESHARE

TRAVEL

The News Leader Pictorial office is holding several sets of “found” keys”, since March 2003. Stop into the office and see if any belong to you. #2-5380 Trans Canada Hwy, Duncan, next to Buckerfields

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MERCHANDISE FOR SALE BUSINESS OPPORTUNITIES

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BOOKKEEPER/Manager needed to do payroll, financial procedures for small non-profit. Supply inventory, editing, staff support, community liaison. Licensed Early Childhood Educator to work in Mother Goose, FRP, StrongStart and Preschool programs. All part time, could combine. Resume and refs to ccsa@sd79.bc.ca BUSY AUTO Glass shop requires F/T auto glass installer/tinter. Entry level position, no experience necessary; must be willing to learn. Mechanically inclined an asset, DL required and must be bondable. Drop resume at Speedy Glass Duncan. No phone calls please.

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

Baby Welcome Duncan, Mill Bay 748-6740

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

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EAGLES LOUNGE

Live Music & Dancing Wed - Karaoke @ 7 pm Fri - Just Jim @ 6 pm Sat - Jam Night - Rock & Blues @ 6 pm Sun - Country Jam @ 2 pm Members & guests welcome! Meat Draw every Fri, Sat, & Sun pm

Ladies Auxiliary 1st & 3rd Tues

Aerie Meetings 2nd & 4th Tues

2965 Boys Rd., Duncan

HELP WANTED

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HELP WANTED

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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)

ACCOUNTING/ BOOKKEEPING

ACCOUNTING ASSISTANT required in Chemainus, BC. This position will be responsible for accounting and administrative duties within our group of companies. Min. 2+ yrs of exp. in similar position. Registered in a recognized accounting program. Canadian Payroll Association certification preferred. Strong understanding of standard office accounting procedures. Proficient in Excel and Word. Knowledge of Sage 300 would be an asset. This is a full time position with an excellent benefit package and competitive salary. Please submit your resume to len@jmstugs.com. Thank you for your interest. Only candidates selected for interviews will be contacted. No phone calls please.

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EDUCATION/TRADE SCHOOLS

BUSINESS OPPORTUNITIES

F/T P/T BUS DRIVER- Must be able to drive stick shift Coaches. Apply with resume to Jim at Chemainus Tours. Fax: 250-246-9299 or email jim@chemainustours.com THE LEMARE GROUP is accepting resumes for the following positions: •Heavy Duty Mechanics •Feller Buncher •Coastal Log Scalers •Grapple Yarder Operators •Off Highway Logging Truck Drivers •Processor Operators •Hand Buckers •Coastal Certified Hand Fallers Fulltime camp with union rates/benefits. Please send resumes by fax to 250-956-4888 or email to office@lemare.ca

MEDICAL/DENTAL

ANTI-AGING BUSINESS Goldmine! #1 Baby Boomer Market in US. Prime Turn-key locations available. $12K(min. Invest)=$50K+ Yearly! Call today: 1-888-900-8276. 24/7.

EXCITING NEW Canadian Business Opportunity. Available in your area! Min investment req’d. For more info, call 1-866-945-6409.

DUNCAN TAXI LTD. hiring F/T and P/T drivers. Class 4 licence required. Please fax resume and driver abstract to 250-746-4987. NO DROP-INS PLEASE.

Registered Nurses Bayshore Home Health

Centre for Arts & Technology www.digitalartschool.com

FOODSAFE AT Island Savings Centre, Jan 25th & Feb. 22nd, courses 8:30-4:30 $70. 250746-4154 www.saferfood.ca

HELP WANTED

HELP WANTED

Advertising Consultant

Temporary Position

Bayshore Home Health is currently seeking Registered Nurses to support our Pediatric/Adolescent clients for home care in the Victoria/Duncan areas. Pediatric experience is an asset. We do offer client specific training and support as required. If you are an RN and enjoy working with children, we would love to hear from you. Employee Benefit Package available. Interested individuals are encouraged to Fax resume to our Burnaby office: 1-866-686-7435 or Email:pedsvancouver@ bayshore.ca

Ladysmith Chronicle We are looking for a temporary part-time sales person. Up to 30 hours per week (flexible) for a couple of months. Previous sales/marketing would be an asset but if you are great with people and are willing to learn new skills this may be a good fit for you. If you are customer-driven and success oriented, we’d like to talk to you. You will also appreciate a very enjoyable working environment with great staff members. While this job is only temporary, if you excel, it could lead to more permanent work with one of our many other papers. Black Press is Canada’s largest privately held, independent newspaper company with more than 150 newspapers and associated publications and 19 dailies, located in B.C., Alberta, Washington State, Ohio and Hawaii. Please forward resumé and cover letter ASAP to: Teresa McKinley, Publisher Ladysmith/Chemainus Chronicle 940 Oyster Bay Road Ladysmith, BC V9G 1A3 Fax: 250-245-2230 e-mail: publisher@ladysmithchronicle.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.

CALL LARA NOW

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MISCELLANEOUS FOR SALE

THE COWICHAN FOOD CONNECTION

aka: The Bread Van is in need of volunteers for delivery driver(s) for bread runs to Nanaimo and back. The only remuneration to be paid is a feeling of good karma, free bread and a sense of helping those less fortunate then yourselves. Requirements for the driver are: a good driving record and a great attitude! Please email resume to: office@cowichannewsleader.com

to apply for this worthwhile cause.

LOG LATHE, for making log homes or pillars w/spare parts. Cat power plant - tandem dump truck & fork lifts. Offers. (250)732-3239 (250)743-3198

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VOLUNTEERS

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

PETS PETS CUTEST PUPPIES ever! PooChie’s (Poodle/Chihuahua). Ready to go. 3 boys left. $650. Call 250-709-9977.

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

FURNITURE HOUSEHOLD FURNITURE for sale. Downsizing! living room furniture, sofa bed, chairs, mahogany TV stand, book selves, deluxe sewing machine, serger cabinet, white, New Zealand wool spinning wheel, various items. All prices negotiable. (250)7437477, Mill Bay.

Only

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(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 STEEL BUILDINGS/metal buildings 60% off! 20x28, 30x40, 40x62, 45x90, 50x120, 60x150, 80x100 sell for balance owed! Call 1-800-4572206 or visit us online: www.crownsteelbuildings.ca

REAL ESTATE APARTMENT/CONDOS

QUEEN MATTRESS SET. Brand new, pillowtop. Must sell! Only $200 (250)713-9680 Two matching Lazy Boy recliners. Clean, grey-brown fabric. $250 /pair OBO 250-246-1481

GARAGE SALES

GARAGE SALES * Great bargains

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

HOUSES FOR SALE

* All local, in COWICHAN!

RETAIL 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

MATRAEA Mercantile is Hiring. Are you self motivated, organized, and knowledgeable and passionate about mothering and babies? Retail Sales/Management experience an asset. Apply to info@matmercantile.ca or 170 Craig Street, Duncan

TRADES, TECHNICAL JOURNEYMAN HEAVY DUTY MECHANICS Fort McMurray & Leduc Alberta Gladiator Equipment Ltd. has immediate positions for Journeyman Heavy Duty, off road Certified Mechanics for work in Fort McMurray and Leduc, Alberta. Excellent wages and benefits. www.gladiatorequipment.com fax 1-780-986-7051. hr@gladiatorequipment.com

Marine Technician

Primary duties include maint. troubleshooting & repair of diesel & gas marine engines. Knowledgeable in vessel electrical systems. Must have own tools and a valid drivers license. Compensation Based On Experience. Please forward resume to vancouveroutboard@ telus.net

RENTALS APARTMENT/CONDO MISCELLANEOUS FOR SALE 120 Bass piano accordion, $150; Electric bass guitar & hard shell case $200 OBO; Electric “Jay Turser” guitar, as new $150; Student violin $90. “Kona” mtn bike, lightweight $175. Antique dresser w/oval bevelled mirror, $250. 250748-8270 Cobble Hill: Hay for Sale $5 /bale. 250-743-5847.

HERITAGE PAWN BARGAINS!

Holiday bills piling up? Fast cash and lowest rates on collateral loans. Super deals on gently used items! Many more deals in store! 430 Whistler. Duncan, BC. 250-746-9810. heritagepawnbrokers.com

1 & 2 Bdrm Renovated Apartments

Quiet & Secure Overlooks lovely gardens. Seniors Welcome!

Royal Alexander Apts

2575 Alexander St., Duncan

(250)746-6442

www.theroyalalexander.ca 1 Bedroom Bsmt Suite - Maple Bay. Private entrance, insuite W/D, F/S, hydro, wireless internet incl. Pet considered. 1 covered parking spot. For N/S quiet person. Ref & DD req. Avail FEB 1, 2014 - $675/mo. Call: 250-746-8681 $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).


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RENTALS

RENTALS

RENTALS

RENTALS

RENTALS

RENTALS

TRANSPORTATION

APARTMENT/CONDO

APARTMENT/CONDO

COTTAGES

HOMES FOR RENT

RECREATION

SUITES, UPPER

RECREATIONAL VEHICLES FOR SALE

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

SHAUGHNESSY GARDENS~ $100 off ďŹ rst months rent!

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

COBBLE HILL: $1350/mo. 1500 sqft 3 bdrm, 2 bath. F/P, 7 appl’s. Jacuzzi, large deck, garage. N/S, small pet welcome. Mar. 1. (250)929-5105.

DUPLEXES/4PLEXES

COWICHAN RIVER waterfront 2 bdrm log house, recently reno’d. Shared acreage. N/S, no dogs. $1250. (250)715-0571.

DUNCAN, 1 bdrm ground floor condo, 5 appl’s, large patio, N/P, N/S. $800/mo (250)709-5721 LAKE COWICHAN- live in one of the nicest units, big bright 1 bdrm, bamboo flrs, walk-in closet, W/D, D/W, near town. NS/NP. $595+ hydro. Call (250)882-3149.

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 _____________________

Call (250) 710-7515 to view www.meicorproperty.com

MUST VIEW Mountain View 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

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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 www.meicorproperty.com

WILD ROSE- 1 bdrm newly reno’d. Onsite management. Central location. Heat & H/W included. Now or Feb 1. Call (250)748-1304.

APARTMENTS FURNISHED DUNCAN (8 km north) Studio apartment, furnished, on 8 acres. Laundry, satellite, heat, hydro. $575. (250)748-1310. MILL BAY waterfront- Near shopping centre, furnished 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

LAKE COWICHAN- 2-bdrm SxS duplex. F/S, Quiet, rural setting. Walk to Village. $600/mo + utils. 250-749-4061

MISCELLANEOUS FOR RENT 660 SQ.FT. - Newly reno’d, 2 offices plus reception, air-conditioned. Price negotiable. Can rent separately. Wifi ready. 575C Coronation Ave. 1 (250) 217-1944.

MUST VIEW Mountain View Terrace Estates

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

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CALL NOW 250-748-3321

MOBILE HOMES & PADS 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.

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HOUSE for rent in Chemainus 2bdrm, den, 1full bath and ensuite. Comes w/fridge &stove. Available for Feb 1st. $900/month. Please call 250748-2625 for arranging time to view. MILL BAY: 3 Bdrms, 2.5 bath, fully reno’d, oceanview, hardwood flrs, 6 appls, close to shops, marina & Victoria commuter bus. N/S, dogs on approval, credit check & ref’s req’d, $1750+utils. March 1st. 250-743-4432, 250-710-0839. rentmillbay@gmail.com SALTAIR- 2 bdrm level entry home, bright, upgraded, 4 appls, fenced. N/S, sm pet considered. $900. Refs required. Call 250-246-1457.

OFFICE/RETAIL 3000 SQ.FT, 50’ frontage, can divide to suit. 89 South Shore Rd. (across from new Library). Search ph # 250-900-7127 on UsedCowichan.com

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FINANCIAL SERVICES

CARPENTRY

HAULING AND SALVAGE

MOVING & STORAGE

Cowichan Hauling & Moving We do it all. Call for a free estimate. (250) 597-8335

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Free estimates

Larry’s Cleaning (250)701-1362 CLEANING SERVICES CLEANING FOR companies and houses. Experienced, reliable, attention to detail. $20./hr. Ref’s. 250-246-4938. DROWNING IN debt? Cut debts more than 60% & debt free in half the time! Avoid bankruptcy! Free consultation. www.mydebtsolution.com or Toll free 1-877-556-3500 BBB rated A+ GET BACK ON TRACK! Bad credit? Bills? Unemployed? Need Money? We Lend! If you own your own home - you qualify. Pioneer Acceptance Corp. Member BBB. 1-877-987-1420 www.pioneerwest.com IF YOU own a home or real estate, Alpine Credits can lend you money: It’s that simple. your credit / age / income is not an issue. 1.800.587.2161.

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

LEGAL SERVICES CRIMINAL RECORD? Don’t let it block employment, travel, education, professional, certification, adoption property rental opportunities. For peace of mind & a free consultation call 1-800-347-2540.

SPRING CLEAN-UP NOW! Lorraine Cares For You And Your Home. 10% discount on bookings by March 1st. Call Lorraine at (250) 701-2107.

COMPUTER SERVICES ABLE COMPUTER REPAIR In-home service. Seniors’ discount. Nico 250-746-6167

ELECTRICAL GT Electric: Res/Comm./Reno’s. Reasonable rates. #202246. 250-208-5044

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TOWNHOUSES CRYSTAL CREEK Townhome. Avail Now. 3 bdrms, 2 bath, W/D, F/S, D/W, $950+ utils. Meicor Property Management. Call 250-709-2646.

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TRANSPORTATION

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AVAILABLE FEB. 1st Ground floor 2 bdrm legal suite, on Gilana Pl. F/S, blinds & W/D hookup. No Pets, No Smokers or partiers. Only quiet persons! Ref’s req. Rent? Plus utilities. 250-7483472 or 250-709-1838.

Reliable man with 3/4 ton van & trailer for deliveries or moving and junk removal. Larry (250) 701-1362

PLUMBING A SERVICE PLUMBER. Licence, Insured. Drains, HWT, Reno’s, Repairs. Senior Discounts. After Hour Service. Call Coval Plumbing, 250709-5103.

NORTH NANAIMO: Semi-furn private suite. New floors & paint. Shared laundry. FREE hydro & cable. N/S, No Partiers. $850/mo. Move in now; don’t pay rent until Feb. 1st! 250-756-9746. SUITES AT The Station, Downtown Duncan. Furnished or unfurnished, includes utilities, cable, wifi, phone, & laundry, renovated with kitchenettes. N/S N/P. Call Judy @ 250-748-8506 for more info.

CHEMAINUS, LARGE1 Bdrm upper. 5 appls, partial ocean view. $900/mo N/P. Refs. Call (778)227-2704. CHEMAINUS: upper 3 bdr house, 2 bath, 5 new appl’s. Walking distance to town. Pets welcome. N/S. 250-732-3702

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1999 DODGE Pickup- 6 new tires, front end joints replaced, Cummins diesel engine. 250758-8930, 604-815-9075.

2004 DODGE Dakota Ext. cab. Red ext. black interior, manual, rear wheel drive. Tires like new. Super clean! $5,500. (250)618-7588

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1998 23’ Wanderer Lite 5th wheel. Sleeps 6, N/S, double sinks, tub, shower, microwave, awning. Lots of storage excellent condition. $6000 OBO. 250-748-1304

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

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

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Sunday’s VIJHL all-star game won’t be a no-hitter

20 Cowichan News Leader Pictorial

Wednesday, January 22, 2014

Cowichan Arena: South and North sides lining up for a battle rather than a game of gimme seen elsewhere Don Bodger

News Leader Pictorial

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on’t expect the usual no rock ‘em, no sock ‘em all-star hockey game Sunday in Duncan. The Vancouver Island Junior Hockey League’s version comes loaded with the promise of plenty of animosity and inspirational play because the combatants — the South and North Division all-stars — don’t like each other. “There’ll be some hits going,’’ said Kerry Park Islanders’ owner Mark Osmond, whose team is hosting the game at 3 p.m. at Cowichan Arena. And it’s pretty unlikely the basketball scores of 13-11 or 16-12 typical of most all-star hockey games will happen, either. The players will be going all out to win one for their region rather than standing around and watching opponents fire shots at beleaguered goalies. “There’s something to play for,’’ added Osmond. Home-ice advantage for the league’s north-south playoff final is also at stake. Tickets are $10 for adults, $8 for seniors and students and $6 for children at the door. Preparations for the big game are all complete and Osmond will be hoping for a big crowd to showcase the qual-

ity of the league. “The Caps have been really helpful,’’ added Osmond of the B.C. Junior Hockey League squad’s personnel lending a hand. “They’ve been awesome. I can’t say enough.’’ There will be a Kerry Park novice game during the first intermission and NASCAR racing between the second and third periods. The Islanders will be represented in the game on the south squad by Colton Burt, Eric Mansueti and Cody Short. Meanwhile, the Islanders were mere seconds away from a victory in a Hockey Day in the Valley game at Cowichan Arena Saturday when disaster struck and they lost 5-4 in overtime to the Westshore Wolves. “It’s always a good day,’’ said Osmond of the change in venue for the team. “We came up a little short. We should have had the game won, a little indecision in the last 14 seconds.’’ Westshore’s Brett Lervold tied the game on a shorthanded goal and former Islander Kyle Peterson won it 2:31 into overtime. “Losing all the guys we lost, the young guys are really stepping up,’’ said Osmond of trade deadline moves. The Islanders lost 7-0 Sunday afternoon at Kerry Park Arena. Goalie Michael Herringer was peppered with 59 shots.

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Pad save is made by Kerry Park Islanders’ goalie Leighton Williams off Westshore’s Brett Lervold Saturday afternoon, as Vancouver Island Junior Hockey League action came to Cowichan Arena as part of Hockey Day in the Valley.

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magine an organization which has donated funds for more than 65 consecutive years to support cancer patient care, research and equipment. Now imagine the commitment of thousands of members hosting socials and teas, bazaars, raffles and other fund-raisers, as well as giving freely of their time to meet their charitable goals. According to Ruth Foster, Director of Cancer Activities for the O.E.S., “There are four categories of annual giving: educational bursaries, equipment, supplies and Cancer Dressings.” Last year, $8,362.29 was collected from the sale of cancelled stamps and postcards throughout British Columbia and Yukon to be distributed for Cancer Research or Cancer Dressings, wherever it is needed. (We must thank our friends in the community for keeping us well supplied with stamps.) Sunset Chapter #44, Duncan has one of our 39 Cancer Dressing Stations, located downstairs in the Mercury Theatre on Brae Road, Duncan. Last year, throughout our jurisdiction, 170 dedicated members volunteered 8120 hours producing 69,708 cancer dressings at a cost of $9,599.91. (We’ve used up inventory on hand, which once again reduced expenses. There is a need for dressings in Northern BC, so these numbers will likely increase next year.)

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

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High school hockey action has been going great guns in the last few months. Above, Patrick Poets of Cowichan Secondary tries to cut around Kieran Furlonger of Shawnigan Lake School in a game Friday, Jan. 10 at Kerry Park Arena. Right, sticking to his check is Steven Robertson of Chemainus while Derek Janssen of Shawnigan Lake School attempts to break free during a senior high school ice hockey game at Fuller Lake Arena before Christmas. Shawnigan won 5-1.


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Jr. T-Birds fight to final basket

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Last shot: Cowichan’s three games in exhibition series go down to the wire

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he Thunderbird Invitational clearly brought junior boys’ basketball at its finest to Cowichan Secondary School. The two-day event brought together host Cowichan, Oak Bay and Lambrick Park, representing the island, and Vancouver College and Terry Fox from the Lower Mainland. Cowichan tuned up with a league game at Shawnigan Lake School last Thursday and won 47-35 behind 23 points from Noah Charles and Humza Khan’s 11. A Friday night battle against Terry Fox to open the Invitational ended in a hard-fought 42-37 loss. The game went right to the wire and foul shots padded the final margin slightly. Connor Hayer gunned in four three-pointers for a dozen points and Charles matched that with 12. Khan added eight. Saturday morning action pitted Cowichan against Vancouver College. Despite an early 6-0 lead and 15-5 advantage after the first quarter, Cowichan couldn’t maintain the momentum and Vancouver College fought back to take a 47-43 victory. “Compared to our first game against them where we lost by 22, it was a big improvement,’’ said Cowichan co-coach Graham Scargall. Cowichan still led 22-19 at halftime but Vancouver College went ahead to stay 37-30 after the third quarter. Hayer hit for 14 points, including four more three-pointers, to lead Cowichan and Charles had 12. Cowichan finished the exhibition series against Oak Bay Saturday afternoon and won 62-60. Charles drove and scored at the buzzer for the win, just after Oak Bay had banked in a three-pointer to tie it. “All three of our games this weekend were back and forth, close, intense and exciting for everyone involved,’’ noted Cowichan co-coach Lucky Walia. Oak Bay took Terry Fox to overtime in another close game before losing.

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Andy Derocher of Cowichan and Ibrahim Kawasme and Isaac Evens of Terry Fox fight for the ball Friday. Terry Fox won 42-37. Below, Cowichan’s Jamie Friesen defends against the Vancouver College attack.

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hong Teng is new to the Duncan Stingrays swim team and also a first-time Vancouver Island Regional Championships qualifier. Teng, 14, joined the team at the Comox Valley Aquatic Club’s January Jamboree, along with Sofie Bloss, 13, and both were among six Stingrays who challenged themselves to new races. Teng’s regional qualifying was in the 50-metre freestyle. His time of 30.52 nipped under the standard of 30.55. Heather Mackay, 12, almost made the regional standard in the 100 backstroke. Her time of 1:25.63 didn’t quite get in under the required 1:25.50 standard. Others who challenged themselves to new events were: Lily Cochrane, 8, Ty Dahlstrom, 8, Mackay and Mary Paridaen van Veen, 8. Cochrane, Dahlstom and Mackay joined Cate Cochrane, 11, Kayla Laberge, 13, Cody Shewchuk, 13, and Olin Dahlstrom, 10, as swimmers who attained 100% personal bests. Sophie Paridaen van Veen, 12, had three personal bests and Randi Robertson, 13, managed one. Meanwhile, the Stingrays held their Winter Break Time Trial just before Christmas. Nineteen were first-time racers, including: Camryn Beck, 7; Hallie Bryant, 11; James Bryant, 9; Karis Jonat, 14; Tembi Jonat, 14; Clara

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Kodweiss, 23; Calem Lander, 5; Darien Lander, 8; Nikita Lander, 11; Rahma Lossing, 9, Ziad Lossing, 6; Brendan Lucas, 7; Eamon Manley, 7; Spencer McKay Fisher, 11; Hannah Richards, 13; Katelyn Seery, 12; Teng; Jacob Thomas, 8; and Taylor Walters, 12. Of the experienced racers, the 14 who earned 100% personal bests were: Allie Bell, 9; Jamie Bell, 12; Mathias Bell, 16; Jotei Browne, 13; Oliver Castle, 12; Cate Cochrane; Lily Cochrane; Mila Ellis, 9; Jeremy Kissack, 14; Mackay; Jaylene Olebar, 13; Desirae Ridenour, 14; Cody Shewchuk, 13; and Janey Woolls, 11. Helena Ellis, 11, Emma Hender, 13, and Jasmin Marston, 15, had personal bests in three out of four races. The group of 13 that had greater than 50% personal bests included: Kaylee Adair, 6; Jessica Castle, 11; Olin Dahlstrom; Cailine Keirstead, 11; Megan Lewis, 13; James Ogihara-Kertz, 14; Mary Paridaen van Veen; Sophie Paridaen van Veen; Ava Smith, 11; Mya Smith, 9; Savanah van Nieuwkerk, 14; Tessa van Nieuwkerk, 11; and Robyn Zinkan, 13. Highlights included using the display board for the first time. There are only two comparable displays on the island. “We used this minor competition as a rehearsal for the upcoming Stingrays-hosted VIR short course championships,’’ noted coach Leanne Sirup. Mathias Bell and Mya Smith were new regional qualifiers in the 100 breast and 50 free, respectively.

Kain Stewart Kain Stewart is almost always better than average. The Cowichan Valley High School Bowling Program mainstay has been the frequent winner of the A&W Bowler of the Week award this season. “I just always try to get over my average for all my three games,’’ said Stewart, 16, a Grade 11 student at Cowichan Secondary School. He’s currently the longestserving member of the 10-pin league at Duncan Lanes. “He’s well-known as a five-pin bowler here in the valley but I’ve offered 10-pin to him and he’s come over and he’s flourished quite well,’’ said program coordinator Bob Linde. Stewart has fallen just short of the 200 mark in singles three times this season, including a 199 where he left a pin up on the last shot. “He was frustrated he didn’t get his 200 game which he has done in the past and I’m sure he’s going to do it once again in the future,’’ said Linde. “I’ve got fairly good at 10-pin,’’ said Stewart. “I still prefer five-pin, though. It’s more fun. I’ve just been doing it for a longer period of time.’’ He once was on a five-pin team that came third in provincials. “We didn’t quite finish first, but we still got a medal,’’ said Stewart.

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Dip in teams only temporary for Nick Collins memorial hockey tourney

The turnout was smaller for the seventh-annual Nick Collins Memorial Midget C hockey tournament at Kerry Park Arena, but the support remains just as strong. Five teams battled it out and Cowichan Valley C1 emerged victorious, with Kerry Park C1 second and Fuller

Lake third. Kerry Park C2 and Lake Cowichan also took part. “Normally, we have eight teams and they’re looking to move it to 12 next year,’’ said Jan Collins. The tournament still raised almost $1,000 even with less teams. “We got some really good raffle prizes,’’ she said.

Chargers barge to bronze medal

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hese are the busiest of times, but the best of times for the Duncan Christian School senior boys’ basket-

ball team. The Chargers are on a roll, culminating in another tournament bronze medal after four straight days of basketball action. “I’m really happy with how the guys are playing,’’ noted head coach Jim Brandsma. “We are getting contributions from all the guys. The stats may not show it very well, but we really rely on all eight guys to contribute on and off the court to give us the confidence we need to play our team game.’’ In the process, the Chargers have moved up to ninth from 10th on the provincial A boys’ list. The girls are also in the mix as a provincial top 10 honourable mention. The latest string of games began with a 95-18 romp over Dwight last Wednesday at DCS. Nick Kapteyn and Doug Groenendijk put up big numbers with 28 and 26 points, respectively. There was balance from the rest of the lineup, with Adam Kapteyn chipping in nine points and Chaz Milne adding eight. Kobe Liu had a strong game with 11 points for Dwight. DCS also took on Ucluelet Thursday at home and posted an 88-59 win. The big guns led the way again, with Nick Kapteyn scoring 26 points and Groenendijk adding 17. But it was a huge breakthrough game for Alan Park, who put 11 of his 13 points on the board in the fourth quarter. “Defensively, we’re pretty solid,’’ said Kapteyn after the

game. “Shooting is also pretty good for us.’’ But he stressed the team needs everyone going to succeed. “We’re super happy with the way things are going as long as the guys keep their confidence up,’’ said Brandsma. Attention to detail and composure is making a difference. “At the beginning of the year, I said nobody’s going to say anything to a ref this year,’’ said Brandsma. “That’s my job. It’s amazing what happens.’’ There’s also a realistic assessment from the Chargers that they can’t get too far ahead of themselves. “I tell these guys they can’t look further than the next game,’’ said Brandsma. “I want to keep the guys in the moment. “I would love to do the same or one better in provincials this year. I think this team is capable of that.’’ The Chargers finished fifth in the province last year. They rounded out the hectic few days with a third-place finish at the Esquimalt Firefighters tournament after beating Esquimalt 55-47, losing to Alberni 7259 and knocking off Parkland 71-45. Groenendijk, Kapteyn and Jesse Van Wingerden were the respective game MVPs. Groenendijk and Nick Kapteyn were both tournament all-stars. Alberni placed first and Edward Milne second ahead of DCS. Scoring in the Alberni game was led by Kapteyn’s 18 points, with 14 from Van Wingerden and 13 from Groenendijk. Groenendijk (23) and Kapteyn (21) topped the Chargers against Alberni. Another 24 from Kapteyn, 19 from Groenendijk and 13 from Van Wingerden topped the charts against Parkland.

Jan and Bob Collins are happy the proceeds are directed into a memorial trust fund. “It pays for local kids to play hockey whose parents can’t afford it,’’ said Jan. “We’ve managed to help out at least two kids every year since then. Nick would love that.’’

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Johnny Caron of Duncan Christian School, above, catches Dwight Canada defender Kobe Liu going the wrong way. Below, Alan Park of DCS passes off in the lane during a big fourth quarter for him against Ucluelet Thursday.

ewcomer Ben Robson provided an immediate burst of offense for Cowichan LMG to complement its stingy defensive game. Robson scored twice playing up-front as a striker in his first Div. 1 Island Soccer League game with Cowichan, lifting the team to a 4-0 victory over Castaways Saturday night at the Ladysmith Turf. “It was a good first game back,’’ said Cowichan coach Glen Martin. It was important for Cowichan to make a strong start in the game against a Castaways side that had been a handful for other recent opponents. “If you’re not prepared to play, anything can happen,’’ said Martin. “We were ready and we got the good start. It was key getting that first goal.’’ Steve Scott went on to score the backbreaker at 45 minutes, just before halftime. “Give them credit, they did not quit,’’ said Martin of Castaways. Last time Cowichan played Castaways, it was also 3-0 at halftime and Martin made wholesale changes to the lineup and the score remained 3-0. He decided to stand pat this time until the late stages. Cowichan added a fourth goal in the 87th minute from Kevin Jones on a set-up from Matt Arnett. Cowichan dominated the territorial play in the half but couldn’t add to the total until then. Superman goalie Darian Achurch recorded his second shutout of the weekend. He played remarkable in a 1-0 upset by Cowichan United Div. 2 over Saanich Fusion Friday night and then held the slate clean for LMG the next day, filling in for injured Joel Wilson. Cowichan desperately needed the win to keep pace with Saanich Fusion, Vic West and Bays United Liquor Plus in the close battle for top spot. All four are mere points apart. “All the big boys won,’’ said Martin. “We can either win this thing or come fourth. It’s that close at the top.’’ A lot could be sorted out Friday when Cowichan clashes with Vic West at 7:30 p.m. at the Ladysmith Turf. Meanwhile, Cowichan United turned in a Herculean effort to hand Saanich its first loss of the season. Jordan Korven notched the lone goal. On an unfortunate note, United’s mainstay Neall Rowlings suffered a nasty broken leg in the game and will be sidelined for the remainder of the season, relegating him to coaching duties. There was a one-hour delay after Rowlings’ injury before the game resumed. In honour of his commitment to the game, he was named the VISL’s Footballer of the Week.

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s long as the score’s 2-1, the Cowichan Valley Capitals are in great shape. For the third time in four B.C. Hockey League games — all by 2-1 scores — the Caps won Sunday at Cowichan Arena over the highly-regarded Powell River Kings. The only time the Caps loused up was Saturday night, also at Cowichan Arena, when they generated too much offense by scoring four goals and gave up too many in the process during a 6-4 loss to the Prince George Spruce Kings. The irony of the 2-1 results wasn’t lost on Caps’ coach Bob Beatty, who knows his team has to be more defensively responsible like in the Powell River game because they aren’t going to be as successful trying to play run and gun with anyone. However, “we could have gone 2-0 or 3-1, I would have been OK with that,’’ he quipped. The game could quite easily have ended in either of those alternate scores. The lone Powell River goal that eventually robbed Caps’ goalie Robin Gusse of a shutout actually didn’t even enter the net. The puck bounced off the crossbar and the post but Powell River’s Drew Dorantes was awarded a shorthanded goal late in the second period after referee Mike Campbell consulted with his linesmen. “There was no goal,’’ said Beatty. The Caps also came close to scoring in the empty net that would

have made it 3-1. On one particular chance, Dane Gibson was hooked at the last minute and missed the yawning cage. “We didn’t get a call,’’ said Beatty. That included several dubious icings that gave Powell River faceoffs deep in the Caps’ end at crucial times. Fortunately, Gusse was on top of his game right to the end. “He bounced back like a pro and that’s obviously what we expect of him,’’ said Beatty. Things didn’t go nearly as well the previous night when Gusse was pulled early in the third period in favour of Francis Marotte after giving up six goals. Jesse Jenks of Crofton was the winning netminder at the other end for the Spruce Kings with 31 saves. The Caps got goals from Adam Moody, Brayden Gelsinger, Gibson and Mason Malkewich in the Prince George game. Malkowich and Taylor Allan staked the Caps to a 2-0 lead against Powell River before the questionable Dorantes goal cut the margin to one. But strong play from the defence and Gusse allowed the Caps to hang on to the win. “It was a real gritty effort,’’ said Beatty. “Everybody has to keep their feet moving and stick to the game plan and we’re OK.’’ The Caps’ current six-game homestand continues with a rematch Friday against Powell River and a Saturday meeting against Langley. Both games start at 7 p.m. at Cowichan Arena. CAPS’ CAPSULES: Adam Moody has committed to play for

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