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Pompeo’s team asks for verdict to be overturned

Regional district makes offer to buy Bourke property

Decision pending: Parks fund could be used to add to Sansum Point Park

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n offer to purchase 38.8 acres of private land, off Maple Bay’s Stoney Hill Road, has been made by the Cowichan Valley Regional District, the News Leader Pictorial

has learned. Brian Farquhar, regional parks and trails manager, confirmed taxpayers have made the offer to landowner Paul Bourke. The price of the offer for his land on Maple Bay Peninsula was undisclosed at press time today. The money would be taken from the CVRD’s parkland acquisition fund, Brian Farquhar: Farquhar explained. confirms offer The offer has various subject-to’s that were also undisclosed before deadline. Bourke’s property is on the southeast corner of the Maple Bay Peninsula, between Bird’s Eye Cove Farm, Sansum Narrows, and the CVRD’s Sansum Point Park. An adjacent private piece — not owned by Bourke — has also been offered to North Cowichan for preservation, as part of a puzzle of properties many residents want preserved on the peninsula. The majority of peninsula land — boasting the spectacular Sansum Bluffs — is in or beside North Cowichan’s municipal forest. At issue is the controversial upgrading Stoney Hill’s current gravel road. The exact route remains undecided amidst debate about protecting rare species and Aboriginal archaeological sites. Bourke and his lawyers had reached a deal with North Cowichan council for a spur road to his property amid complex negotiations about the upgrades. Stoney Hill Road reaches various homes in the Octopus Point area where some residents say council has promised them an upgraded, safer road. A residents’ petition, in the past two years, has Andrew Leong backed landowners’ demands for the upgraded Sapsucker Larry Fiege shares his experience in tree tapping during a tour at the annual Bigleaf Maple Syrup Festival at the road. Forest Discovery Centre on Saturday, Feb. 1.

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he B.C. Court of Appeal heard arguments in Vancouver Monday and Tuesday that could result in aggravated assault charges against Const. David Pompeo in the 2009 shooting of Bill Gillespie near Chemainus being dismissed or a new trial ordered. A decision is expected within a few weeks. B.C. Civil Liberties Association executive director Josh Paterson, whose organization has been monitoring the case closely, attended a portion of the proceedings while Gillespie was there the entire time. “Everyone has the right to have an appeal,’’ said Paterson. But there are several aspects of the case that have caught the attention of the B.C. Civil Liberties Association from the beginning. The question remains whether an RCMP officer has received preferential treatment compared to a civilian in a similar circumstance. “What we’re really concerned about, despite this officer being convicted for some time now, there’s still been no action from the RCMP in terms of discipline,’’ said Paterson. “They keep saying they’re going to proceed after the appeal takes place. But they didn’t need to wait until the appeal took place. “Even if his conviction were to be overturned, that doesn’t mean there still shouldn’t have been a disciplinary process.’’ As a Civil Liberties organization, “we tend to find ourselves advocating for the rights of defendants,’’ said Paterson. “That includes police officers, too.’’ But he couldn’t help but wonder, “whether any of us would have gotten that sentence,’’ said Paterson of Pompeo’s 24 months of probation and 240 hours community service. Pompeo was also allowed to retain his gun that essentially enabled him to keep his job. more on page 5

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A major marijuana grow-op in Youbou was busted Tuesday, as police arrested a male suspect. The collar also seized 251 mature cannabis plants worth some $250,000, plus growing gear. “On Feb. 4 members of the Lake Cowichan RCMP, and the Vancouver Island District General Investigation Section, executed a search warrant

on a residence on Arbutus Road in Youbou,” says Sgt. Wes Olsen’s press release, “and located a marijuana-grow operation.” The home’s sole occupant, a 48-year-old male, was arrested on scene, and released on bail, he said. The suspect was not believed to be a lake resident. Olsen pegged the marijuana’s value at about $250,000, based on weed being worth around

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Charges sought: against a Duncan man after argument victim suffers head injuries

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ervice cuts are coming to Cowichan Valley ferry routes as part of an announcement made Wednesday that BC Ferries will be going ahead with schedule refinements as of April 28. The Crofton to Vesuvius Harbour on Salt Spring Island run will experience a 12% reduction in the number of annual round trips for an estimated net savings of $210,000 to 2016. There will be a 9.5% annual round trip reduction on the ChemainusThetis Island-Penelakut Island route. Savings are estimated to be $160,000 through 2016. The Mill Bay to Brentwood Bay route is not affected, said Deborah Marshall, BC Ferries’ director of media relations. “BC Ferries will be providing local FACs with draft schedule refinements between Friday of this week and Tuesday of next week,’’ noted Keith Rush, chairman of the Chemainus-Thetis-Penelakut ferry advisory committee. “We heard schedule preferences for people from ferry advisory committees,’’ said Marshall. “By the middle of next week, we’re going to post draft schedule refinements on our website and people can vote on those. “We’ve come up with some more refined options that are going to better meet people’s needs.’’ “Beginning Monday, Feb. 24 until March 14, BC Ferries has committed to meeting with designated community representatives to review sailing schedule refinements only,’’ Rush added.

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You might be more familiar with Bill Keserich in a pair of cleats, but even the valley’s Mr. Soccer gets into the spirit of the season during the Cowichan Music Festival. The 65th-annual edition starts Tuesday and runs until March 6 at various Duncan venues. Thousands of local students will compete for provincial spots in dance, instruments, strings, voice, speech arts and piano.

Youbou man is healing from head wounds suffered during a recent argument in a Youbou home, police say. Lake Cowichan RCMP Sgt. Wes Olsen says while rumours of axe attack are false, an “edged weapon” believed used to hit the 43-year-old victim, has been seized. Police aren’t saying exactly what that suspect weapon is, other than it is not an axe, nor a hatchet, his release says. “Police continue to investigate this matter and, although an arrest has not been made, they are forwarding details of the incident to the provincial Crown attorney for a decision on a charge recommendation against a 44-yearold Duncan male.” A package of data is going to Crown for potential charges of assault with a weapon, or assault causing bodily harm, Olsen told the News Leader Pictorial. The complicated case has involved RCMP detectives with the general investigation section, he noted. “Police had no clear idea of what occurred due to the victim being unable to supply information,” Olsen told the Leader. It all started Jan. 22 at about 5:55 p.m. when Lake Cowichan Mounties were called to help paramedics at a Youbou residence. Cops found the injured man — whose name hasn’t been released — with profusely bleeding heads wounds. Police learned he had come to that house seeking help, but “was unable to assist police in telling them how or where he had received his injuries.” The victim was taken to Victoria General Hospital for treatment. He was released a day or two later, Olsen explained. Investigation fingered a nearby, unoccupied house believed to have been the crime scene. “Throughout that evening and the next day, police interviewed several people and were able to locate witnesses that indicated the victim was involved in an altercation at the residence located by police,” Olsen says. The sharp weapon, witnesses statements, and other evidence produced data headed to Crown lawyers.

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Parents are concerned that a Cowichan Valley Minor Hockey executive suspension means six coaches are unable to coach.

“I guess it’s going to be up to them what they want to do,’’ said Humphrey in advance of Thursday’s meeting. “If they want to appoint a president, they’ll have to redo it and do it the right way.’’ In order to use the extenuating circumstances clause, the VIAHA officers’ decision pointed out, nominations must first be sought from CVMHA members who are currently on the board or have been on the board previously and served at least one year on the executive committee in some capacity. “I’m hopeful once they get the findings, they’ll say, ‘we accept that,’’ said Humphrey. “That’s all we’re asking — if you want to appoint a president, do it right. It’s as simple as that.’’ Some of the suspended executive members are also coaches who have been prevented from guiding their teams until the matter is resolved. Hockey parents Chad and Tammy Gurski said any perceived irregularities at the executive level have little to do with coaching and urged VIAHA to let the coaches coach the kids who look up to them. “Do the right thing and reinstate the coaches of over 100 children back before we lose more volunteers,” they wrote in a letter to the News Leader Pictorial.

At the hearing, defence lawyer Ravi Hira challenged the trial judge’s role for asking too many questions and developing his own theories that should have been the Crown’s job. This is the fourth member of the Crown on the case. “The lawyer for the Crown made the best possible pitch they could to defend the conviction they’d obtained,’’ observed Paterson. If a new trial is granted, the Crown will be faced with a decision and could stay the charges and not retry Pompeo. Gillespie still has a civil trial scheduled for the summer.

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ith nippy weather it looks like Cowichan’s second Family Day will, for most people, be spent indoors. With the second edition of B.C.’s newest statutory holiday arriving Monday, North Cowichan deputy parks and rec director Don Stewart predicts the pool will be a happening place. After complaints when the pool was closed for last year’s Family Day, he’s pumped funding came together this year. Three parties — North Cowichan parks and recreation, CUPE Local 358, and the province of B.C. — combined to make sure families can take a dip for free. “Last year we had no funding for the day,” Stewart explained. “We’ve had a lot of happy folks who’ve heard about the free swim. It should be a very busy day.” The Cowichan Aquatic Centre free swim takes place from noon to 4 p.m. and includes a locker token as well. Cowichan’s other recreation centres also have events up their sleeves. In Lake Cowichan, there will be free skating at the Cowichan Lake Sports Arena from 3:30 to 4:50 p.m. Skate rentals and hot chocolate are up for grabs at no cost as well. Youbou Lanes is also offering drop in bowling from 3 to 5:30 p.m. at $3.75 a game for adults, and $2.50 a game for children. Shoe rentals

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It’s free swims for everyone Monday as the Cowichan Aquatic Centre opens its doors for Family Day. are $1. a number of activities, At the Islands Savincluding table tennis, ings Centre, a free skate pickle ball, badminton takes place from noon to and more. 1:20 p.m. It includes free Sports equipment is hot chocolate and skate provided. rentals. A free skate also takes A free stick and puck place at Kerry Park hockey-focused ice-time Arena for folks living in has also been booked the south-end. from 1:30 to 2:50 p.m. Also with free skate Folks must bring their rentals, this event takes own helmets, sticks and place from 1 to 2:15 p.m. gloves, but skate rentals The Shawnigan Lake are free. Community Centre is The multi-purpose gym hosting its ‘Passport to will be open from noon Shawnigan’ from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. for those who’d to 2 p.m. like to try their hand at Activities centred

around the village core include road hockey, art projects, food vendors and more. Registration for the family passport challenge is available at Shawnigan Lake Museum, Village Chippery, or the Style Central Barbershop. And the folks with the Duncan BIA committee as well as merchants of Downtown Duncan have been working tirelessly to throw together a shindig in the city core they’ve dubbed ‘For the Love of Community.’ The free event goes from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. and includes interactive activities, mini-workshops, Valentine’s Day themed crafts, family and children’s entertainers, prize giveaways, cultural booths, artisan market vendors, delicious treats, contests, community awareness programs, wandering performers, and more. “In addition to what’s going on in city square, the lovely Kathryn Gagnon, curator of our Cowichan Valley Museum and Archives, is volunteering her time to open the museum’s doors during the same hours as our community event,” said promoter Jen Coyle in an email to the News Leader Pictorial. “We are very fortunately teaming up with V.I’s Scouts/Cubs/Venturers, who are generously putting in their time and efforts to have a youthrun obstacle course, and a family activity challenge in our city square. “The Red Balloon toy shop will be working with us to put together some crafts and board game stations.”

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As part of an ongoing program of providing quality water to our customers, please be advised that the Municipality of North Cowichan, Utilities Department, will be undertaking routine watermain flushing in various areas of the South End water system between Wednesday, February 5, and Friday, February 21, 2014 inclusive. Users may experience some chlorine odour and flavor. There may be short periods of low pressure and discolouration of water. Commercial establishments, such as laundromats and beauty salons will receive advance warning of flushing in their area if a request for such notification is received. Municipal staff will try to minimize any inconvenience. Your patience is appreciated. For further information, contact the Operations Department at 250-746-3106. In no case can responsibility be accepted for any damage arising out of the use of discoloured water. 7030 Trans-Canada Highway | Box 278 | Duncan, BC V9L 3X4 T 250.746.3100 F 250.746.3133

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Hockey controversy: remember it’s all about team


erhaps because the glare of the national sports spotlight shines brightest on the ice, hockey has taken its fair share of raps in the media for pushy parents, abusive coaches and political backroom agendas. But despite the horror stories that surface in the national headlines — and, indeed, occasionally in local arenas — it has been our experience that the local hockey community is by and large full of good people who love the kids and love the game. So while it is disconcerting to see the Cowichan Valley Minor Hockey Association under suspension, we are confident cooler heads will eventually Put the game prevail and this situation will be gone first and the and forgotten by the time the next season rolls around. rest of it will We understand the culture of disappear hockey rewards those who fight to the bitter end and we understand that sometimes when you are in the middle of something it is hard to step back and find a larger perspective. But we have seen the official report on the current issue and listened to the unofficial rhetoric and the gossip surrounding it. Frankly, it all seems to be easily filed under the category of organizational squabbles. What we care about — and what we think a majority of Cowichan minor hockey parents care about — is that the kids get a chance to play. The one underlying ethic any hockey person worth his or her salt buys into is that of teamwork. We’d urge those involved to remember they are all part of the same team here, with the same goal: providing a safe, fun hockey opportunity to all the children of Cowichan. That is the goal. Every step forward from here should be taken with that in mind.

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Seeing both sides of: Family Day holiday The case against

The case for The gap between New Year’s and Easter is a long one. It’s especially long for British Columbians plodding along under the grey skies and damp wetness that traditionally accompanies that stretch of the year. The addition of an extra day off to get away from the monotony of work and enjoy much-needed time with your family is long overdue. Well done Christy Clark.

Family Day is being celebrated in Duncan with a free swim.

Court ruling can’t be disrupting our classrooms Tom Fletcher Black Press


here are two reasons why the B.C. government must appeal the latest court ruling that damns its conduct, assesses damages of $2 million plus lawyer bills and appears to hand the B.C. Teachers’ Federation the keys to the treasury. The first is practical politics. The legislature reopens Feb. 11, ironically right after Family Day. The second reason is practical economics. The 2014 budget has gone to press. Government lawyers told the court that retroactively returning to 2001 classroom rules could cost $500 million, an estimate Justice Susan Griffin dismissed as “speculative.” It could include compensation to retired teachers for earnings they gave up. This retroactive lump would be on top of the ongoing costs, running to hundreds of millions more

as 60 school districts try to reassemble the world of 2002. This union victory began when the Supreme Court of Canada invented a constitutional right to collective bargaining in 2007, based on “freedom of association” in the Charter of Rights and Freedoms. The BCTF is piggy-backing on that landmark decision, in favour of the Hospital Employees’ Union, after Gordon Campbell ran roughshod over their sweetheart contract from the Glen Clark years. That one was settled for $85 million, including retroactive payments. In case there are parents and taxpayers who still believe all would be calm had the NDP won the 2013 election, allow me to put that to rest. NDP leader Adrian Dix took to his Facebook page a couple of days after last week’s ruling, joining calls for an apology from Clark. That would be for what Justice Griffin characterized as deliberately provoking a strike to build public support for the latest of a long line

British Columbians were already getting nine statutory holidays prior to Clark’s vote-buying brainstorm. Did we really need another during a time of the year when the weather sucks, the festivals are absent and there basically is nothing to do? Meanwhile businesses are out millions losing another day of productivity? Doing anything special this weekend? We didn’t think so.


of settlements imposed on teachers. Within minutes, Dix received this caustic response from Tara Ehrcke, president of the Greater Victoria teachers’ union. “But where was the NDP during the election campaign?” Ehrcke asked Dix. “You committed a measly $100 million – a third of what it will take to restore class sizes and less than the (NDP) platform in 2009, and only pocket change more than the Liberals’ Learning Improvement Fund of $75 million.” Note the mindset of this prominent member of the radical fringe that controls the BCTF. “A measly $100 million.” An extra $25 million? “Pocket change.” This is the same union boss who demanded that hundreds of teachers be hired his week, so reorganizing current classes in the middle of the school year to make them smaller by one or two students. Parents and students would endure yet another major disruption of the public school system.

And who needs an increase in rural ambulance service or drug and alcohol treatment for street kids. Let’s get those teacher-librarians back in schools, and slightly reduce class sizes to offset declining enrolment! No government — B.C. Liberal, NDP or Green Party — can let its unions control its own payroll, just as no private company can. That goes double for this union, which had its own obvious role in provoking an illegal strike in 2012. It made outrageous benefit demands and cancelled extra-curriculars for months before it even specified its wage demand. Bargaining, if you can call it that, resumes this week. Both sides need to cease fire. Tom Fletcher is the legislative reporter for Black Press. Reach him at

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Are you excited about the Sochi Olympics, and how will Canada do? “The shenanigans in Russia bother me. I’m excited about watching snowboarding and freestyle skiing. Canada will probably win a few medals.”

Ruben Campbell, Lismore, Scotland

“I love watching the Olympics, but all the ugliness happening in Russia, with anti-gay propaganda laws and violence, has taken the innocent joy out of watching these Games.”

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Inaction on derelict boat casts doubt on tanker promises

It’s about all of us protecting our planet

Dear editor The people columnist Patrick Hrushowy refers to as “warming alarmists” and “doomsayers,” I like to refer to as people devoted to raising awareness and having a genuine concern as to where our planet is heading. Instead of breaking down countries into segments of who emits more or less, I think the urgency is to address things on a more global scale. In doing this, we can look at things in a much bigger picture. The issues are and always have been about corporate greed and a complete lack of care by a chosen few on the welfare of our planet as a whole. We all need to wake up and move very quickly in the direction of returning things for future generations that involve only natural and safe solutions for fueling our planet and having respect for the Earth that we have been given the responsibility to look after. Mary-Jane Bateman

In my opinion: Inaction is telling


or decades, mayors, councillors, trustees and regional directors have passed resolutions at the UBCM asking for senior governments to take care of the derelict and abandoned vessels, illegal mooring buoys and human waste dumping that pollute their local shorelines. Unfortunately, senior governments have ignored this marine pollution and left cleanup to the local government and regional districts to coordinate, manage and, in many, cases, finance. The Northern Gateway and Kinder Morgan Duncan Andrew Leong pipeline proposals plan to significantly increase Crofton Grade 6 and 7 students Sadie Grandmason (Humpty Dumpty) wipes out, taking on challenger Angie Hawes heavy oil tankers to Asia and both governAnti-democratic criticism ironic (Cinderella) in snowboard competition, as Olivia Kane and Berk Bohmer (announcers) looks on, during the annual ments have promised “world-class” oil spill School District Intermediate Drama Challenge Jan. 30 at Bench Elementary. Thirty-eight teams participated. response on land and in the water. under the circumstances British Columbians are skeptical about this Dear editor greatness of a nation can be judged by the practices and games totaling 12 games and commitment. There is nothing “world-class” Patrick Hrushowy’s voice of moderation way its animals are treated.” All creatures are 12 practices each week. Now parents have to is welcome to the backdrop of overly kind sentient beings and deserve the same respect explain to our children that the coaches they about the provincial-federal response to marineand considerate attention these radical and and protection that we would bestow on our look up to and respect have been suspended based environmental concerns in the past. A workshop at the 2010 UBCM drew sigoften rude folks get from the media. One fellow human beings. It is my belief we are and cannot coach during playoffs. nificant attention to the issue. Melissa Ferris, of the placard-waving hooligans even has doing a very sad injustice in this regard, glarMr. Humphrey suggests other Vancouprogram manager of the Washington State the temerity to describe the prime minister ingly so to our domestic animal friends. ver Island hockey associations claimed Derelict Vessel Removal Program, successfully as an “anti-democratic radical” in obvious We lead by example. Let us ponder this Cowichan had brought discredit to the illustrated to her Canadian colleagues her very contradiction to his own activities. Reasonas we move forward from the dark ages on VIAHA. Cowichan Valley Capitals teams effective program. able folks will hopefully prevail over this how we deal with the offenders of animal are enjoying fantastic success against island Pat Bell, then minister responsible for the latest manifestation of the political disease abuse. Animals put their full trust in us with rivals this year so what better way to retaliate file, came to the 2010 UBCM prepared. If the of leftism. their innocence and we give back very little than complain to VIAHA and get our apCanadian effort wasn’t effective until then it Nick Caumanns to stop the violence by punishing those preciated coaches suspended? appeared the province was finally behind local comments submitted at offenders that perpetrate that violence. I Come on Mr. Humphrey, do the right governments and motivated to solve the issues. will conclude with an Albert Einstein quote thing and reinstate the coaches of more The provincial-federal response was to create a than 100 children back before we lose more Treatment of animals indicative of “The world is a dangerous place to live; multi-jurisdictional working group with local not because of the people who are evil, but volunteers. government staff. No politicians, just bureauour quality as a society because of the people who don’t do anything Chad and Tammy Gurski crats. Dear editor Duncan about it.” Before anyone could get too excited, amid Re: The Jan. 24 case against changing Ken Johnson growing uncertainty around Premier Gordon animal cruelty laws: Sahtlam Energy alternatives misses Miles Campbell’s leadership, he shuffled his cabinet One would almost want to show pity Dear editor just a few weeks later. The momentum genertoward that mindset, except it scares the hell We at Cowichan Energy Alternatives are ated by Minister Bell was lost. out of me that some truly believe it. The line Suspensions are hurting our teams all in a state of shock with the tragic loss Dear editor Meanwhile, the problems on the water con“of course cruelty to animals should have It is shameful that during Vancouver of Miles Phillips from our community. We, tinued to get worse. Both governments knew consequences. The thing is, it already does” Island Minor Hockey Association president along with our partners at Cowichan Bioof solutions, they were provided clear examples made me sad. Mahatma Gandhi said “The Jim Humphrey’s interview regarding the Diesel Co-operative and Greasecycle Inc., of successful programs across North America suspension of the Cowichan Valley Minor are all saddened by this tragic event. We will and even their own MPs and MLAs were on Hockey Association executive he fails to be taking time to remember the good works record with solutions. mention six members of the suspended we shared with Miles and our hearts go Former and current MPs brought this to the executive are also volunteer hockey coaches. out to his family and friends. We wish them attention of Ottawa. Still nothing. “Do you think Somenos Marsh is overprotected?” These volunteers subject themselves to strength and patience in bearing this tragic Senior governments want the social and You answered: scrutiny, but more importantly are coaches loss. political license to push pipelines across British of 6- to 14-year-old girls and boys. They M. Hassaan Rahim Columbia to the coast. 74 per cent NO have been suspended over alleged procedural Cowichan Energy Alternatives Yet, when it comes to the nagging marine isirregularities during an executive meeting. sues such as derelict vessels, or more generally, To vote on the next Question of the Week, log onto the What does that have to do with coaching Also, read fresh stories every day and share your thoughts marine pollution, surprisingly the efforts to web poll at children? 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1969: drama

by Ann Andersen

Scene-stealers in Duncan Musical Club’s Jack and the Beanstalk, postponed several weeks due to ice and snow, were Roswynne Barnes as Snoopy, Margaret Rose playing Bratilda and Harold Proctor in the role of Miss Prim.

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1969: flights

1969: goodbyes

At a special meeting of Duncan Flying Club members, Joe Howse was elected president. Included in the club’s new executive were Bernard Wadsworth, vice-president; Gail Wadsworth, secretary; and Marion Achurch, treasurer.

A farewell party convened by Mrs. D. Millin, Mrs. S. Ruegg and Mrs. V. McArther was held in the cocktail lounge of the Crofton Hotel for departing residents Mr. and Mrs. A. Flawse. Their gift: hand-cut crystal glasses in cornflower design.

Rail crossing helps develop downtown

Dateline 1969: Duncan on track with track lifting Ann Andersen

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hen Jim Quaife was mayor of Duncan, he was young, good-looking, had a mile-wide smile and a penchant for calling all young female reporters Smiley. Last fall, he reminded me of council’s role in the early 1969 removal of a Duncan eyesore and the installation of a third downtown railroad crossing. For years, Duncan’s downtown face had been disfigured by the switching yard in the Coronation Avenue area. Traffic congestion worsened rapidly because the transport department and the CPR were reluctant to grant Duncan a badly-needed third crossing over four pairs of tracks, Quaife explained. Alderman Martin Lukaitis pressed hard for the track removal. “The development of the city depended largely on the removal of the tracks,” he said when approval finally came after four years of negotiations with the CPR. A CPR railroad crew moved in to take out the surplus tracks in February 1969. “The lifting of 3,500 feet of railroad track is giving the city a new lease on life,” Quaife said. “This is a red letter day for Duncan.” The third crossing was officially dedicated and opened for traffic later that year, meaning room for more vehicles to park along Canada Avenue.

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Etta James. Aretha Franklin. Janis Joplin. If those voices and the music that accompanies them gets your attention, you may want to check out the Angler’s Pub in the Travelodge Silver Bridge Inn Saturday. CURL, described as a danceable, energetic mix of blues-based and R&B, might be right down your alley. “Our lead vocalist has the chops to blow the doors

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off,” drummer Christa Rossner said. Hot off the 2013 release of the band’s first CD, All My Fault, CURL also features Helen Davies (vocals and guitar); Dee Cooper (keyboards) and Susan Johnson (bass). The music starts at 9:30 p.m. There is a $5 cover charge.

Rodeo Kings ride into Cowichan’s crowning venue Blackie: Bluesman David Gogo opens show sure to lure fans familiar with band’s solo and group work in more intimate Duncan rooms

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kitchen table furnishes Blackie and the Rodeo Kings’ intimate initiation to the Cowichan Theatre Wednesday. The four-legged prop will symbolize BARK’s down-home groove found on South, the recent record by Colin Linden, Stephen Fearing, and Tom Wilson. The trio boasting a solid Cowichan fan base — having played solo, and as a band at the former Duncan Garage Showroom — will be flanked by drummer Gary Craig, and bassist John Dymond. Nanaimo bluesman and Juno nominee David Gogo will open — and maybe sit in on — Blackie’s evening of unique, countrified roots-rock. The News Leader Pictorial found Fearing during a sound check in chilly Red Lake, Ontario as the guys, in tailored black jackets, readied to play another new town on their South tour. “We’re trying to stay out of major centres on this tour,” the sincere, syrup-voice songwriter said of tugging tunes from BARK’s seven earlier CDs. “It’s been astounding, you know? That’s the standard answer, but it’s been successful; we’ve played some places we’ve never played, like Sioux Lookout and Dryden.” Peter W. Rusland/file Fearing was thankful for strong press and Colin Linden, Stephen Fearing, and Tom Wilson (on guitar, from left) have made several Cowichan stops over the years — as soloists and as Blackie and the Rodeo Kings — at the old audiences, plus listings on Americana Airplay Duncan Garage Showroom. This is their first gig in the larger Cowichan Theatre. charts, thanks to South. He credited two decades of dues playing the “We’re competitive with each other, but as Enter Blackie’s kitchen, decked with slide and White in April.” continent solo, and as BARK, a band we want people to realize how good it work on Linden’s Dobro, and on a rare 1951 Meanwhile, Fearing likes the beauty of “We’re juggling solo work, but Blackie’s our is — there’s a great love of the music, and the Gibson CF100-E. Linden’s fretwork, and antics from rumbling main focus,” said Vancouver-based Fearing. playing. “The intention was to capture the feeling of bass-voice Wilson. “You gotta have a bunch of different pots on “Ambition’s great, but we see bands that sitting around the kitchen table — so much “Tom doesn’t cut his hair, he just pulls it out the stove if you want to eat all year long — this realize their ambition, then what? Music is the so we bring a kitchen table with us. It’s the with it gets too knotted; he’s a wild man.” is the big soup pot. driving force.” warmth of a small room, and instruments “We’ve been doing this for 20 years as a South’s songs reflect BARK’s foray into close together.” Your ticket band, and it’s just growing. The connection largely acoustic territory. But the boys haven’t forgotten fans culWhat: Blackie and the Rodeo Kings between us gets better and better; every night I “We’re taking risks in old-style recording; tivated in Longevity John Falkner’s old When: Feb. 12, 7:30 p.m. look at Colin and Tom with awe.” we’re further down that road than ever before. Showroom. Where: Cowichan Theatre The glue? There’s no overdubbing — often Gary played “We love Long John, and I’ll be back to his Tickets: $35, Cowichan Folk Guild members “We like each other a lot,” answered Fearing. a cardboard box.” new (Travelodge Duncan) venue with Fearing $30, student eyeGO $5. Call 250-748-7529.

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Valentine 2014 Shadan Saul Guerrero soprano Sunny Shams tenor This concert that celebrates love features two young singers in duets from Puccini’s La Boheme as well as the operettas of Franz Lehar, Sigmund Romberg and Ivor Novello making this the most romantic of concerts.

Cowichan Theatre 250 748 7529

Sunday Feb 16 2:30pm



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Weather forecast

Friday, February 7, 2014

February 5 6/49:

Weekend: sunny, becoming partly cloudy on Sunday. High: 0C. Low: -7C.


Monday: periods of snow. High: 1C. Low: -4C.

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Midweek: snow or rain, becoming rain by Wednesday. High: 5C. Low: 1C.


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Friday McKeen and Co: Ray Harvey (Kick Axe) sits in for a journey through rock, blues, country, jazz and folk. Yummy food, drinks and music. 8 p.m. at the Shipyard Pub in Maple Bay.


Rusalka, The Met: Live in HD: 9:55 a.m., Cowichan Theatre, 2687 James Street, Duncan. Tickets Adult $26/Senior $24/ Student $22/Child $15.50/ eyeGo $5.Call 250-748-7529. 100th Birthday Party for Beth Russell: Come and help Beth celebrate her 100th birthday, 1 p.m., Duncan United Church, 246 Ingram Street. Cowichan Folk Guild Coffeehouse: gospel duo Andrews

& Lawrence, 7 p.m., Duncan United Church, 246 Ingram Street. $10 or $5 for CFG members.

Detox Presentation: Special speaker (detox nurse) presenting at informal support group for parents of adult children with addictions. 371 Festubert Street, Duncan. Info call 250701-0012. Marc Bird & Tom Horsfall: 7 p.m., Oak & Carriage Pub, 3287 Cowichan Lake Road,

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Duncan. No cover. Call 250746-4144.

Sunday The Orca Ballroom features The Steadies: Island rock/ reggae. Duncan Showroom Productions at the Silverbridge Inn,140 Trans-Canada Hwy, Duncan, 9 p.m. Tickets $12 advance $15 door. Victoria’s Cold Cut Combo: Christopher Sartisohn on lead guitar and vocalist Aaron Watson playing rhythm guitar, accordion and even a saw, 2 to 5 p.m., Crofton Hotel, 1534 Joan Avenue, Crofton. Tickets $10. Call 250-324-2245 Shawnigan Players: holding auditions at Shawnigan Lake Community Centre, 1 to 4 p.m. Cast, 2 females and 2 males between the ages of 35 and 45 years of age. The play, Murder in Green Meadows, is a psychological thriller for the stage.

Monday Celebrate B.C. Family Day in City Square: make sure to bring your family’s umbrellas & galoshes, because come rain or shine, we are planning on having an afternoon of free family, youth & kid’s activities. 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. in Duncan City Square.

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Maggie Sullivan (left) and Sherry Lavoie in Shawnigan Players’ acclaimed spring drama Albertine In Five Times. The Troupe are following that up with Murder in Green Meadows — auditions ongoing.


Duncan City Hall, 1 Kenneth St., Duncan.

Shawnigan Players: holding auditions at Shawnigan Lake Community Centre, 1 to 4 p.m. Cast, 2 females and 2 males between the ages of 35 and 45 years of age. The play, Murder in Green Meadows, is a psychological thriller for the stage.

Dissolve: One-woman, 14-character play confronting the topic of drug facilitated (“drink spiking”) sexual assault. 7:30 p.m., Cowichan Theatre, 2687 James Street, Duncan. Tickets TBA. Call 250-7487529

Cowichan Vallley Chapter, Council of Canadians: Monthly meeting, 7 to 9 p.m., Volunteer Cowichan Office, basement,

Cowichan Valley Camera Club: meets the second Tuesday and fourth Thursday monthly, 7 p.m. Clements Centre, Dun-


Acclaimed One-Woman Show Fringe Fest Favourite

Blackie Rodeo Kings 2687 JAMES ST. DUNCAN TICKETS: (250) 748-7529

Wednesday Maleea Acker - Writers on Campus: Victoria poet reads at the VIU Cowichan Campus - Room 230, 2011 University Way, Duncan. Free and open to the public. 1x6-leader net ad.tfn - Composite

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Buddy – The Buddy Holly Story: Ritchie Valens, The Big Bopper, Hipockets Duncan and Buddy Holly are all returning to the stage 2 p.m., Chemainus Theatre Festival, 9737 Chemainus Road, Chemainus. Tickets $25 and up. Call 250-246-9820 Matinees: Sunday, Tuesday, Wednesday & Saturday at 2 p.m. Evening: Wednesday & Thursday at 7:30 p.m.. Friday & Saturday at 8 p.m.



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2687 JAMES ST. DUNCAN TICKETS: (250) 748-7529

Seven charities in the running Capsule for $5,000 prize through QMS Friday, February 7, 2014

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he efforts of the Grade 9 Leadership class at Queen Margaret’s School will yield $5,000 Tuesday for one of seven community charities featured by the 28 participating students. The Toskan Casale Foundation’s Youth and Philanthropy Initiative engages young people in social change and empowers them to participate in the growing of compassionate communities. QMS has been involved in the program for several years and the charities chosen this year include: Glenora Farm, Cowichan Therapeutic Riding Association, Cowichan Violence Against Women, Clements Centre, Cowichan Valley Hospice Society, Com-

munity Options Society and Cowichan Valley Basket Society. “This year we went with groups of four,’’ said Carrie Craig, academic advisor at QMS. “It’s the way it divided up. The girls have gone out in the community. They’re interviewed their charities.’’ The idea is to deliver the best of the 10-minute presentations that will take place Tuesday in the Fine Arts Building for a panel of judges that includes two staff members and five students, who make the final decision on the $5,000 winner. Craig said the class began laying the groundwork for the project in November. But the main work has been done since the return from the Christmas break. The students are all learning to become passionate about their respective chosen charities through the research they’ve done and the contacts made.


Curbside Collection Schedule Change Important Information Regarding the “Family Day” Statutory Holiday

The current curbside collection calendars were printed and distributed noting that the new Family Day statutory holiday fell on the third Monday in February. However, after printing, the Province instead designated the second Monday in February to observe Family Day. Only curbside collection dates between February 10 and 17, inclusive, on your current calendar are incorrect. Please note that there will be no collection on the February 10 holiday. Please refer to the inset *Denotes collection calendar for your revised day revised schedule, or see our website at There are no changes to what is being collected on these revised days. We apologize for any inconvenience you may experience. If you have any questions call 250-746-3106. 7030 Trans-Canada Highway | Box 278 | Duncan, BC V9L 3X4 T 250.746.3100 F 250.746.3133


n insulin pill is the goal of two research companies to free diabetics from having to inject insulin. Both inhaled insulin and an insulin patch were not successful. Digestive enzymes and acids degrade any insulin taken orally. When this problem is solved, it will be a great boon to diabetes worldwide. The hope is that it will be available to the public within 10 years. When reading the nutrition labels on food packages, pay special attention to the serving size. It varies from food to food. The serving size listed invariably is smaller than we actually use so estimate your serving size and do the math. Movie and TV stars have a positive effect on raising awareness of certain health problems. Michael J. Fox who has Parkinson’s Disease and has worked tirelessly raising awareness and research funds for this disabling disease. Recently, Tom Hanks, who has type 2 diabetes, has done a great job in raising awareness that anyone can get type 2 diabetes, even someone who is not particularly overweight. We have mentioned in this column before the importance of folate in women wanting to become pregnant. This vitamin will prevent neural tube defects in the developing baby and should be taken at least 3 months before becoming pregnant. One birth control pill manufacturer is now including the vitamin in the pill because a small number of women get pregant while on the pill.

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Thank you Firefighters

We would like to express our gratitude to North Cowichan Fire Department and south end Cowichan Bay Fire Department, Mutual Aid Rescue and all firefighters in battling the barn fire on Tzouhalem Road. The only calf in the barn was saved. To Jared Williams who called 911, a huge thank you! To Boehm Trucking LTD, for the excavator and getting the round bales out from the loft. To Dean and Keith and all the Rankin families, thanks so much. To Dick, Richard, Dawn, James and family’s, thank you for all your help. The fire chiefs and all their volunteers who give of their own time and take away from their families to be available at all hours to help and protect us, ours and our properties...Thank you so much! Alaine Blackley

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Celebrate BC Family Day in City Square! As we are all very aware that we live on the West Coast, make sure to bring your family’s umbrellas & galoshes, because COME RAIN OR SHINE, we are planning on having a ton of fun!!! It’s an afternoon of Free Family, Youth & Kid’s Activities! (Some of you may or may not know that; Most of School District 79, many daycares, as it is a provincial Stat holiday.) It’s a grassroots Event that we’re keeping it simple for our community groups and some of our downtown businesses are coming out and running a family themed activity (some are including a Valentine’s Day theme), or they have pertinent information on services they provide for our Cowichan Valley families! So far, we have solid commitments from  5  AWESOME COMMUNITY ORGANIZATIONS, that have either confirmed coming out with their tents and activities, or because of their staff and volunteer shortage, have in a very sweet gesture, given us their branded giveaways (appropriate toys & stickers), to use as contest prizing, and information pamphlets and brochures for family based services that their organizations provide. In addition to what’s going on in City Square, the  lovely Miss Kathryn Gagnon, Curator of our Cowichan  Valley Museum and Archives, is volunteering her time to open the museum’s doors during the same hours as our Community Event*! We are very fortunately teaming up with Vancouver Island’s Cubs and Venturer Scouts, who are generously putting in their time and efforts to have a youth run obstacle course, and a family activity challenge, in our

Monday, February 10th (11AM - 3PM)

City Square! Some of our businesses and community organizations will be working with us to put together some arts & crafts and game stations (and is currently trying to book their rhythm stick performer to make an appearance. There will also be other Interactive Activities, Mini-Workshops, Valentine’s Day Themed Crafts, Family and Children’s Entertainers, Prize Giveaways, Cultural Booths, Artisan Market Vendors, Delicious Treats, Contests, Community Awareness Programs, Wandering Performers, and hopefully face-painting. This has huge appeal and potential,  for a successful downtown event….Which has been brought to you by the Merchants of Downtown Duncan!

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New Faces, New Places! A warm welcome to the Friesen Family who have just expanded to downtown Duncan from Honeymoon Bay with their specialty meat store Friesen’s Meats – Pepperoni & Jerky World on Station Street at Canada Avenue. Steve brings over 35 years experience in meat cutting and sausage making eliciting such comments as “best jerky and cheddar stuffed smokies EVER!” Friesen’s Meats offer an assortment of freezer packs – custom orders large or small to suit every taste. Mona and Amanda join in welcoming all to this convenient new location where you can also pick up a variety of snacks to get you through that long afternoon at work or perhaps something as exotic as snake or alligator… Friesen’s Meats – Pepperoni & Jerky World

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You will likely not even notice a change, but Wendy He has recently purchased Mercia’s on Craig Street. Maintaining the same motto and vision “Experience You Can Trust” Mercia’s International Enterprise will continue to deliver excellent customer service and product knowledge, as they have done so well for almost 50 years! Wendy, as a trained herbalist and pharmacist will guide the ship, while on a day to day basis, Joan, Katelyn & Sherry will continue to offer their extensive knowledge and the highest quality natural health care products. Products include herbs, tinctures, homeopathic preparations, nutritional supplements, organic & natural skincare, aromatherapy and whole food products. Mercia’s International Enterprise

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Wow! Craig Street is quickly becoming the Fifth Avenue of downtown Duncan – our unrivaled shopping street! Lynda Weiss has just opened Taylor Lynn Petites on Craig Street just south of The Twisted Mug and on your way to Shades. Offering clothing for the well dressed lady under 5’3” (sizes 2-16), Lynda brings many years of fashion experience and offers unique quality clothing for the stylish petite that is well priced and well made. Let her friendly, knowledgeable staff help you put together the perfect outfit for that special occasion. And be sure to enquire about the Taylor Lynn loyalty program. Taylor Lynn Petites #102 – 80 Station Street



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the road. The trip computer and other functions like radio station information are just below the front window. In addition, the front seats are very supportive and the steering wheel is low and small for a racy feel. What is new for both the sedan and this coupe is the introduction of Display Audio system that is available on the EX and Touring models. This is a large iPad-like touch-screen design that lets the driver access many functions from the radio to apps that piggyback off your iPhone. (No Android apps yet but they are working on this.) This taps into the power of your phone, in the big screen, with full integration. I liked the speed and function of the design but really missed a rotary dial to adjust the volume over a touch screen volume design. Yes, there is a volume control on the steering wheel but one next to the radio would complete the package. Drive Honda has made one small change and one big change to help with fuel economy. The small one is the exhaust system has been adjusted in both the sedan and coupe to let the engine breathe better, improving horsepower slightly from 140hp to 143hp. The big change is the introduction of an inhouse continuously variable transmission (CVT), replacing the old 5-speed automatic. This actually makes this little car more drivable and might be the best CVT on the market. The car snaps away from a stop and cruises with ease on the highway, with quick changes in the gear ratio that helps mimic a conventional automatic design. In addition, there is a sport

mode and paddle shifters on the steering wheel to help liven things up. Honda has done a first rate job here and their efforts have been rewarded with a six per cent improvement in city fuel economy and an overall drop from 6.2L/100km combined to 6.0L, something very hard to do with such a small car. The driving dynamics of the Civic has always been very good due to a fully independent suspension and willing engine. The 143hp is a nice match for this car and the CVT is a great complement. The 5-speed manual is a blast to drive but it could use a 6th gear on the highway, as the high-revving engine can get noisy. The steering is crisp and the car overall instills a high level of confidence. Verdict Honda admits that their Civic might not be the top choice in every reason to buy a compact car but they are near the top in all categories. From fuel economy to reliability, resale value, cost of ownership and sportiness this car is a good choice. The many improvements made to the car over the past three-model-years, has taken the Civic from rather ordinary to rather extraordinary. They know how to make a good, solid, reliable car and for 2014t hings just got a little bit more interesting. The Lowdown Power: 1.8L 4-cylinder with 143hp or 2.4L with 205hp Fill-up: 6.7L/5.0L/100km (city/highway) Sticker price: $15,690$26,655

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Friday, February 7, 2014 Classic trucks in the movies and on TV By Rob Sass Vintage pickups and SUVs are among the hottest things in the collector car world. Not surprisingly, they are also popular on the big and small screen. Here are five fine examples. 1. 1973 Ford F-250 (“The Blues Brothers”): After stiffing the proprietor of Bob’s Country Bunker on a huge bar tab, Jake and Elwood Blues take off in the Bluesmobile with “The Good Ole Boys” — the country and western act that they’d impersonated at said bar — in hot pursuit. Love the shot of two of the angry musicians in costume glaring out of the front windows of the camper shell, just before the truck winds up on its side.

2. 1967 Ford Bronco (“Green Acres”): The muchloved CBS comedy featured a then-new red 1967 Ford Bronco as the official vehicle of scatter-brained county agent Hank Kimball, usually seen driven around Hooterville and the Douglas farm (minus doors and top). For most of its run, “Green Acres” was sponsored by the Ford Motor Company, so the

Bronco’s frequent appearances were no surprise. 3. 1972 Chevrolet C-10 (“Dazed and Confused”): The 1993 Richard Linklater high school cult classic that was set in the mid-1970s featured what appeared to be a 1972 Chevy C-10 pickup in Cheyenne trim. It was driven by paddle-wielding upper-classman Benny O’Donnell (played by Cole

Hauser), who freshmen encountered at their peril. 4. 1999 Ford F-150 SVT Lightning (“The Fast and the Furious”): Lead actor Paul Walker drove this very special Ford pickup. Produced by Ford’s Special Vehicles Team, the 1999 Lightning featured a supercharged 5.4-litre V-8 that produced 360 hp. It was used as a parts getter in the first of the Fast and Furious movies. 5. 1973 Ford F-100 (“The Dukes of Hazzard”): Yeah, it’s a shock, there were pickup trucks featured in the “Dukes of Hazzard.” Uncle Jesse always seemed to have a semi-ratty white Ford pickup. Most of the time it was a ’73 F-100 but in early episodes, he could be seen with a 1968 Ford stepside pickup and in later ones, a late 1970s F-250. Rob Sass is the vice-president of content for Hagerty Insurance. Hagerty is the world’s leading specialist provider of classic car and boat insurance. Learn more at






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Channelling your inner teenager in the snow car. Picture this: You’re a teenLife is wunderbar. The ager with a driver’s license, best part about this teenyour wealthy parents have age dream is that it’s not left you alone for the day a teenage dream. and there has just been a It’s a reality. huge snowfall. For those wanting to Turns out, they decided learn car control on a to take the SUV and the Even if you designated ice/snow Porsche Carrera 4S is sittrack, it’s entirely possiting all by its lonesome in mess up, you keep ble thanks to Porsche’s the garage. going . . . it’s part Camp4 training school. All your friends are busy so of the learning The track’s location is you’ll need to make your experience. less than a couple of own fun today. But how? hours outside of MontreThe key to this stellar Alexandra Straub al, Quebec at Mecaglisse. coupe, which generally It’s a playground for the remains under armoured German automaker’s, guard, somehow surfaces. Then you hear a voice calling your name. rear-wheel drive 911 Carrera S and CayYou look around and wonder if you’re man, along with the all-wheel drive 911 imagining things or if the milk you drank Carrera 4S. You’ll have the opportunity to drive all for breakfast had expired. You look down and the key fob and it three vehicles in various parts of the fais speaking to you. Through its German cility. Whether you are learning how to accent you decipher words like, “traction control over and understeer on the oval, control off,” “sliding sideways,” “car or learning how to appropriately kick the control,” and the best of all, “you won’t back end out by blipping the throttle at the slalom, chances are, you’ll have a grin get in trouble.” Then giddiness overcomes your body. on your face the whole time. Your eyes widen. Your smile is uncontrol- And if you spin out, you just keep going. The program commences with a driver’s lable. Before you know it you’re nestled cozily briefing and drivers are introduced to in the heated sport driver’s seat, looking their instructors. Proper seating position where you want to go and having the is explained and then it’s time to hit the time of your life; sliding sideways on a track. snow and ice track in a $140,000 sports Exercises are done with two people to



each car, and each Porsche is equipped with radios that are linked together. That way, the instructor can talk to you and give you pointers while they observe what’s going on. Sometimes you get praise. Sometimes you get constructive criticism. It’s just part of the process. Two major points that were stressed in any of the exercises were: look where you want to go not where you are going and the tires can only do one job at a time. The latter means that if you are trying to brake and turn in tandem, chances are you won’t have the maximum amount

of traction, and therefore, you can upset the balance of the car and possibly not execute the manouevre you were trying to do. Even if you do make a mistake, you just dust off the snow and try again. The Camp4 program originated in Finland in 1996 and has since been executed around the world. It’s hard to believe how much you can learn in such a short amount of time. And how much your face will hurt afterwards! – That’s not even because of sub zero temperatures. The cost of Camp4 is $5,195 (plus applicable taxes.)

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It is with heavy hearts and deep sorrow that we announce the passing of Randy Hales, at home, in Duncan, BC, after a very long and courageous battle with cancer. Randy was predeceased by his father, Ivan K. Hales, in 1986. Randy is survived by his wife and soul mate since high school, Cidnee (Edlund-Hales) Johnson; their two children; Lisa Hales and Jeremy Hales and his grandchildren respectively, Jesse and Jayson Hales; and ‘Little Miss Danika," his mother, Mrs. Beatrice Hales; brother Gregory Hales (Patricia); sister Wendy Jorgenson (Charles) (all of Lethbridge, AB), and their son, Chad Jorgenson (Carolina). He is also survived by his brother and sisters-inlaw, Nick Proc and Cheryl (Edlund) of Lethbridge, and Mrs. Claire (Edlund) Neville, (Clark Neville d. 1993) of Calgary. Randy also has several nephews and one niece. Randy was born and raised in Lethbridge, AB. Randy’s love for animals and the outdoors has been life-long. As a child he had pet crows and magpies. He had a curiosity about nature and always would be hiking for miles in the prairie coulees with his friends, Len Filmer, Grant Demaniuk, Ken Gilbert, and Grant Cook. During his later teen years he worked at Safeway's and Cal’s Sport and Cycle Shop. He loved riding his Bonneville Triumph 650 and also belonged to the hill climbing club where he raced his Bultaco. After Graduation (Sr. Matric) he moved to Calgary where he earned his Zookeeper Diploma (4 year Apprenticeship) at the Calgary Zoo where he worked for seven years. He was trained in all aspects of animal husbandry while at the Calgary Zoo. As Foreman he specialized in amphibians and reptilians, as well as a veterinary technician in the animal hospital. Randy hand-raised with love and devotion, a baby polar bear for several months. He had numerous wonderful and exciting Zoo experiences. During one of his sabbaticals, Randy worked for a movie production company as an animal trainer, filming in Banff, and in Utah. He then moved to Mill Bay in 1975 to manage the new animal park and campground. He found good friends with Moe and Ted Adye, Ken Nelson, and Marlene Caskey (where she had previously worked with him at the Calgary Zoo, in Banff, and in Utah.) He recalls one time when a South American Coatimundi escaped the Animal Park and was found being spoiled by the staff of Bamberton Cement Plant. They never knew exactly how this animal made its way to their lunch room. And now you do. He also worked as Park Foreman for the BC Government for several years as well as Supervising a Youth Crew in the summers on Portland/Princess Island where he taught outdoor survival skills, rebuilt trails, chopped firewood, and on free time took the youths water skiing. When the Parks privatized he then

THOMPSON, Marjorie July 5, 1922 - January 9, 2014

worked for the City of Duncan as a Utility Worker for a few years. His brother-in-law, Nick Proc, and he spent most of their free time on family camping trips, hunting, and fishing trips out to Port Renfrew, Porlier Pass and Burgoyne Bay. A couple of their experiences were when a large pod of Orcas swam under the 16' boat and lifted it, knocking it about. They were thankful for not being overturned and left way out in the ocean. As well, there was a near head-on collision with a BC Ferry. Randy, Nick and Harold Walkden were glad to sleep on the cold docks that night. Don’t think they ever fished again in those waters. Randy worked with Khowutzun Development Corp. putting in gas lines. As Foreman he trained others and oversaw day-to-day operations. He then transitioned to Canadian Utilities Corp. operating heavy-duty machinery, installing gas pipelines on Vancouver Island and on the Sunshine Coast. Randy loved operating several types of machinery and would reminisce how his day was and how much he liked to ‘play with the big boy toys.’ Randy had a variety of interests and especially loved to fish with Nick, Clark (d), Jeremy, and ‘Little Miss ‘Danika’. Randy was the type of guy that could do anything, whether it was building his house, landscaping, creating a 4-tier waterfall in the backyard with Lisa and Jesse, or tutor a friend in trigonometry. Cidnee would say always in amazement, “He knows how to do so much and then zip-zip, it’s done!â€? Randy was a kind man, a private man, a proud man, a deep thinker, artistic and a perfectionist who loved his family greatly. He had a dry odd sense of humour that was appreciated by those who knew him. At least it was appreciated by the men as the guys would be laughing; the wives were not. One Christmas when Lisa and Jeremy were young, Randy put a black rubber boot in a leghold trap in the back yard. He said he must have caught Santa! Another was, Cidnee and her friend were watching the movie, ‘Texas Chainsaw Massacre.â€? Randy snuck into the house with a chainsaw and pulled the cord which fired it up right in the middle of the movie‌.â€?nicely done Randy!â€? We did see the humour in this, but definitely not at the time. When we finally finished laughing, shaking, and crying, it was too late for revenge as he had already made his escape. And the time he told Lisa’s youngest son, Jayson Hales, that he was going to BBQ his beloved cat “Benjaminâ€? if he kept bringing the cat to Grampa’s house! Randy had this twinkle in his eye and his eyebrow would raise up on one side, and you knew, he was kidding, although Jayson had to be reassured. With much gratitude we wish to thank the following: Dr. T. Rimmer, Somenos Clinic, Dr. W. Pewarchuk, the Cancer Ward at the Cowichan District Hospital, Victoria Cancer Clinic, the unending daily care and support provided by the wonderful Palliative Care RN’s and the assistance from Home Support. Thank you all for your cards, telephone calls, visits, and for the delicious food prepared for us by Marg Pollock and Kandiss Dougan at a time when we could not even think how to boil an egg. Thank you to Sand’s Funeral Home for their professional and personal assistance. We are so grateful to all of you for your compassion, understanding and kind hearts. We could not have made it through this without your invaluable service and support. As per Randy’s request there will be no service. In lieu of flowers donations can be made to the Canadian Cancer Society. "Remember me with smiles and laughter, for that is how I will remember you all. If you can only remember me with tears, then don't remember me at all."

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Marjorie was a modern woman. She was a wife, a mother, a ballroom dancer, a newspaper editor, a sports enthusiast, a knitter, a political critic and a story teller. Marjorie was born in London Ontario where she lived until she married the love of her life, Ralph Robinson Thompson. During their 66 year marriage, Marjorie and Ralph embraced change. They had a lively social life, travelled all over the world and lived in a number of places including Montreal, Abitibi Canyon, Toronto, Brooklin, Whitby, and San Miguel D’Allende Mexico, before finally retiring on Vancouver Island. Marjorie was dedicated to raising her children and serving in the United Church. In her early fifties she obtained a diploma in journalism and became a newspaper editor in Ajax. Marjorie is survived by her children, David (Hilary), Nancy (Steve), Myna and Mark Thompson, her grandchildren Elaine (Stathy) and Stephen (Christine) Thompson, Jennifer Skogland (Ray), Noel Leon, and her great grandchildren Evaggelia, Ella and Aiden. The family wants to thank the staff at Cairnsmore Place, and the Hospice Volunteers in Duncan for their kindness and support. A memorial service will be at the Duncan United Church on Saturday March 8th at 2:00 pm. In “lieu of flowers’ contributions may be made to Duncan United Church or Duncan Hospice.


BROWN, Frederick Wilbert Mar, 23, 1926 – Jan, 28, 2014 It is with profound sadness that we announce the passing of our beloved Uncle, Fred Brown, at the Cowichan District Hospital, after a brief illness. Fred is predeceased by his parents, Tom and Annie Brown; his infant sister, Grace; his sister, Jean Hallam; and his beloved wife, Edna. He will be lovingly remembered by his nieces, Joan Aikenhead (Peter) and Kim Davidson (Kevin Weiten); nephew, Ray Hallam (Lynne); great-nephews, Shawn Aikenhead (Stephanie), Mike Hallam (Mavis), and Bruce Hallam (Cara); greatnieces, Vanessa Aikenhead (Dan Izon) and Lee Ann Aikenhead; great-great nephews, William D’Isendoorn and Dallas Hallam and great-great nieces, Ava Hallam and Dykotta Weatherbee. Fred was born on March 23, 1926, in Saskatoon, Saskatchewan, to Tom and Annie Brown. He came to BC in 1941 and settled in the Cowichan Valley at Heatherbank Farm, Cobble Hill, where he worked for several years. Following this, he moved to Riverside Farms at Cowichan Bay, where he worked as a manager until 1956. His final job was with the City of Duncan, from which he retired in 1986. He married Edna in 1967, which was the most important happening in his life. After his retirement, Fred and Edna travelled extensively throughout the world. Fred was very involved with the United Church, the AOTS, the B-P Guild, the Arbutus Travel Club, and the Fishermen’s Club, and was also a patron of the Chemainus Theatre. Among his greatest pleasures was having coffee with his ``buddies`` each morning and attending the Cowichan Capitals hockey games with Kim. Fred was a volunteer firefighter for 41/2 years and was awarded the ``Fireman of the Year`` award in 1970. Our dear Uncle was very much involved with family activities and was always willing to help any family member in need. He was a kind, caring man, who lived life to the fullest, and he will be greatly missed by his family and his many friends. Our sincere thanks to Dr. Griffin and Dr. Pewarchuk. Special thanks to the nurses and aides at the Cowichan District Hospital, 2nd floor, who took such great care of Fred. A service will be held on Friday, February 7, 2014, at 11 a.m., at the Duncan United Church. Reception to follow. Interment at 2:30 p.m. at Cedar Valley Memorial Gardens. In lieu of flowers, please make a donation to a charity of your choice. FIRST MEMORIAL FUNERAL SERVICES

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KENNETH WAI CHOW 1966-2014 It is with deep sadness that we announce the passing of Ken, our beloved brother and son. We welcome family and friends to join us in saying goodbye to Ken during a gathering at HW Wallace Centre 5285 Polkey Road, Duncan between the hours of 11am-1pm, Sunday, February 9th. We thank all those who supported Ken in his life. Online condolences at In lieu of flowers, we would appreciate donations to Cowichan District Hospital Foundation. Ken, we love you and will miss you deeply. Let your mind and heart be at peace.

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MATTIN, Ken April 8/48 – January 29/14 Ken passed away peacefully at home surrounded by his family, ending his long struggle with C.O.P.D. Left with his wonderful memories are his wife of 47 years Evelyn and his daughters Kim and Sherri .Ken will also be dearly missed by his son in law and favorite fishing partner Roy Ross, two beautiful granddaughters Kristin and Samantha, grandson Matthew and great grandson Andre. Ken is predeceased by parents Margaret and Bob, brother Butch and his sister Roberta. Ken was well known throughout the Valley for his welding and fabricating skills. If he couldn’t fix it, he could build it. He took great pride in the Christmas decorations he designed for his family as well as many businesses up and down the Island. Ken lived true to the credo that anything you do, do well enough to put your name to it. Ken’s family invites you to attend a gathering to share and enjoy memories of his life. Please join us at the Quw’utsun’ Cultural and Conference Centre, 200 Cowichan Way, Duncan BC, Sunday, February 9 at 1:00 pm. ‘The legacy of heroes is the memory of a great name and the inheritance of a great example.’-Benjamin Disraeli

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An opportunity for a parttime Accountant Level 1 position is available in our Support Services department. This is a part-time position and will commence as soon as possible. The salary grade is that of Group 3 on the union salary scale. If you are interested in this opportunity, please submit a covering letter and resume outlining your qualifications by 4:00 pm February 14, 2014 to: Kimberley Judson, CHRP Manager, HR & Communication Ladysmith & District Credit Union For a full description of the job posting, please see our website and click “Careers”. Chemainus Thrift Shop Permanent P/T Position The Chemainus Health Care Auxiliary Thrift Shop is looking for an engaging person to fill a permanent part time position as Assistant Operations Manager. This person must be capable of performing a variety of physical jobs, and able to adjust to change as well as be comfortable communicating with volunteers and staff of all ages in a respectful inclusive manner. The position will be 5 days in a two week period, the hours 9-4:30. Must be able to work Thursday Friday and Saturday one week and Monday Tuesday the following week. The successful applicant will cover when the manager is unavailable such as holidays and sick time. Retail experience is an asset. Interested applicants please respond in writing to: The Personal Committee Chemainus Thrift Shop 9867 Maple Street, Chmainus V0R 1k1 RELIABLE HOUSECLEANER required. Ref’s a must. 250743-6543, 250-710-6568.

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Applicants must be fit & carry out minor repairs/maintenance work. Must be able to do basic bookkeeping/data entry & must be able to use a computer with some degree of skill. Other duties as required. Submit resumes to CBFW, 1699 Cowichan Bay Rd, PO Box 52, Cowichan Bay, V0R 1N0 or email Applications are being accepted until Feb 28, 2014. HAIRSTYLIST WANTED. Full time/Part time for First Choice Hair Cutters in their Duncan locations. Guaranteed $12 per hour, 25% profit sharing, paid overtime, benefits, paid birthday, vacation pay, annual advanced training and advancement opportunities. For an interview call 866-472-4339.

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-Required ImmediatelyPosition Summary: Perform a wide range of duties within the plant including, but not limited to: setting up formwork, installing reinforcing, strip and clean concrete formwork, placing concrete, vibrating concrete, finishing concrete, and detailing concrete while maintaining good housekeeping and safety regulations on the shop floor. Job Requirements Qualifications (Education/Experience) and Required Skills: • Be able to work shiftwork and overtime when needed • Ability to read and interpret project drawings will be considered an asset. • Use of hand power tools, tape measure, level, etc required. • Ability to follow company production, quality, and safety procedures. • Ability to understand and apply basic mathematical skills. • Some heavy lifting required up to approximately 50 lbs. • Good attendance and positive attitude is a must • Have a driver’s license with reliable transportation • Forklift and Safety/First Aid tickets will be considered an asset. We offer competitive pay and benefit packages based on performance and responsibility. Drop off a resume in person to: 3721 Drinkwater Road, Duncan, B.C. -or – Fax resume to: 250-746-8011

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Renovated, fresh paint & TLC throughout. Clean quiet building close to Beverly Corners & University. Includes heat & hot water. N/S, N/P. 1 bdrm suite $590 Studio suite $520 Available Now


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FUTON couch/double bed with comfy cotton-foam cushion in washable Aztec pattern, removable arms, sturdy pine fold-down frame. $150. Call 250-748-8855 after 6 p.m.




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.

2 BDRM house in Duncan, dbl garage, 5 appl., wood insert w/electric, fenced yard. NP/NS. Avail. Mar 1 $1200/m (250)748-0169 COWICHAN RIVER waterfront 2 bdrm log house, recently reno’d. Shared acreage. N/S, no dogs. $1150. (250)715-0571.



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

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


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

Two matching Lazy Boy recliners. Clean, grey-brown fabric. $250 /pair OBO 250-246-1481

SWEET & CUDDLY Poo-Chie (Poodle/Chihuahua). 1 boy left needs a forever home to love him. $475. 250-709-9977.

SHAUGHNESSY GARDENS~ $100 off ďŹ rst months rent!


APARTMENTS FURNISHED DUNCAN: 1 bdrm + den, fully furnished ground floor apt. Beautiful views in quiet garden setting. Util’s, wifi incld’d. Covered parking, laundry on site. Quiet N/S preferred. $800. Call (250)748-3739. DUNCAN (8 km north) Studio apartment, furnished, on 8 acres. Laundry, satellite, heat, hydro. $575. (250)748-1310.

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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 LAKE COWICHAN- live in one of the nicest units, big bright 2 bdrm, bamboo flrs, walk-in closet, W/D, D/W, near town. NS/NP. $790+ hydro. Call (250)882-3149.

MAPLE GROVE APTS~ $100 off ďŹ rst months rent!

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

DUPLEX/4-PLEX OPEN HOUSE- Sat & Sun, every weekend, 1-4pm. New Duplex’s For Sale, Duncan, BC at 5909, 5911 Stone Haven Rd in Stone Manor Estate’s (behind Hospital) both properties are 1850sq ft 3 bdrms, 4 bath, 5 appls and much more, $309,000 includes gst. New Home For Sale: 5887 Stone Haven Rd, 2050sq ft, 2 bdrm+ den+ rec room heat pump, 5 appls, built-in vac, $384,000 includes gst, on bus route near hospital. Call Gord (250)710-1947.

FOR SALE BY OWNER RANCHER- 2 BDRM large shop, 2 acres, 6608 Hills Rd. $349,000. (250)720-1432. see pics at Arrowsmith listings.

RENTALS APARTMENT/CONDO 1 & 2 Bdrm Renovated Apartments

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Call (250) 710-7515 to view Meicor Properties Ladysmith: 1 bdrm $690/mo and 2 bdrm grnd flr $800/mo. Avail March 1st. Incl. heat & hot water, small pets OK. 250-924-6966.

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Meicor Properties Chemainus: Lockwood Villa. Well kept bldg, 1 bdrm $625 incl heat & hot water, available now. N/S, 1 small pet welcome. 250-246-1033.

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

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COTTAGES 2 BDRM Cabin for rent. W/D F/S included. $750 month. Available March 1, 2014. (250) 709-7180 COBBLE HILL- 1 bdrm BUNK house, like mobile home, not fancy, but warm. On farm property. (250)743-4392. DUNCAN 1-BDRM clean quiet cabin. N/P. $485. Call 250597-3756. MILL BAY Waterfront: 1 bdrm, all new thermal windows, NS/NP. Avail. immed. Ref’s. $875/mo. Call (250)743-4797.

DUPLEXES/4PLEXES DUNCAN:1bed suite grnd level $675. Also room in 3bdrm suite $400. 250-715-8468 HONEYMOON BAY- 3 bdrm, 1 bath, 4 appls, near park, lake & bus. Large yard & deck. Avail March 1. $750 + util’s. Call 1(250)380-2026 or call or text 1(250)891-2803. LADYSMITH: SUNNY 2-bdrm suite. 1200 sq.ft. with spectacular ocean views in restored heritage house. Huge living room, dining rm, kitchen w/4 appl’s, 2 baths, own laundry, H/W floors, 2 gas fireplaces, 2 big decks. Quiet neighbourhood, walking distance to schools & downtown. $985. + hydro & gas. Avail Feb. 15th. 2 ref’s, NP/NS. 604-812-4606. LAKE COWICHAN- 2-bdrm SxS duplex. F/S, Quiet, rural setting. Walk to Village. $600/mo + utils. 250-749-4061


MUST VIEW Mountain View Terrace Estates

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


Resident managers on site

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455 Alderlea St.

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ž 625 Walkem Rd, Ladysmith $595 1 BR lower suite/2 apps/shared ldry/gas fp ž 205-2515 Alexander St, Duncan $650 %5DSWDSSVUHQRҋGKRWZDWHULQFO ž 208-2515 Alexander St, Duncan $650 1 BR apartment/2 apps/hot water incl. ž 206-2515 Alexander St, Duncan $675 2 BR apartment/2 apps/hot water incl. ž 214-2515 Alexander St, Duncan $700 2 BR apartment/2 apps/hot water incl. ž 103-369 McKinstry Rd, Duncan $725 1 BR apartment/5 apps/patio/adult orient. ž 6-2516 Alexander St, Duncan $750 2 BR upper floor apartment/4 apps ž 1630 Escarpment Way, Duncan $750 1 BR lower suite/6 apps/heat & hydro incl. ž 360 Bundock Ave, Duncan $800-$825 1 BR apartment/5 apps/senior friendly ž 620 Alderwood Dr, Ladysmith $850 2 BR 2 bth rancher/5 apps/deck/small shed ž 203-321 McKinstry Rd, Duncan $875 2 BR apartment/5 apps/covered sundeck $975 ž 47-941 Malone Rd, Ladysmith 3 BR 2.5 bth townhouse/5 apps/carport ž 6-941 Trunk Rd, Duncan $1000 2 BR 2 bth townhouse/6 apps/ fp/garage ž 5770 Jaynes Rd, Duncan $1000 2 BR 1.5 bth rancher/5 apps/carport ž 12-8 White St, Ladysmith $1050 2 BR 2 bth condo/6 apps/strg unit/elec. fp ž 10-711 Malone Rd, Ladysmith $1100 3 BR 1.5 bth townhouse/5 apps/fenced ž 1-640 Brownsey Ave, Duncan $1100 3 BR 2 bth character home/4 apps/carport ž 6-3365 Auchinachie Rd, Duncan $1200 2-3 BR 2 bth townhouse/3 apps/fp/garage ž 6596 Lakes Rd, Duncan $1295 3 BR 1.5 bth log home/4 apps/den/wood fp ž 2447 Renfrew Rd, Shawn. Lk $1375 3 BR 1.5 bth log home/5 apps/wood fp ž 10036 Victoria Rd, Chemainus $1425 3 BR 2 bth home/6 apps/fp/garage/fenced ž 1785 Cowichan Bay Rd, Cow Bay $1495 %5EWKVWLOWKRPHDSSVҋGRFNIS ž 11-2180 Renfrew Rd, Shawn. Lk $1495 4 BR 3 bth home/5 apps/fenced/dbl garage ž 6369 Herons Pl, Duncan $1600 3 BR 2.5 bth home/6 apps/den/fully fenced For updated info please visit our website at:

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Crofton furnished bachelor. New app’ls & furniture. Private entrance. Hydro & cable, W/D $650. 250-246-4192

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SUITES, LOWER CHERRY POINT- Executive 2bdrm, newly reno’d: all new appliances, in-suite laundry, H/W floors, granite bath, custom closets. Parking, private entrance. Avail. now. NS/NP. Long or short rental, references. $1100 incl. heat/hydro, basic cable. 250-748-8824.

DUNCAN, 1 bdrm suite, NP/N/S, hydro & cable incl; Mar 1. $700. 250-748-2892 or 250-709-7720 DUNCAN: 2 bdrm, priv entry, grnd level, small yard, close to amenities. Laundry available. $750+ utils. NS/NP, no parties. Call 250-701-3213.

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2001 MERCURY Grand Marquis. Silver, new Michelin tires, 148,000 km, tinted windows, leather, loaded, dual exhaust. Drive in luxury, immaculate condition, $4900, OBO. Call (250)727-1122 (Cobble Hill)

DUNCAN WEST SIDE - 700sf. 2 bdrm. 1 F/Bath. Grn’d lvl. Driveway prkg. New carpet. Shr’d lndry. N/P N/S. Walk to transit. Now. $750 incls. utils. cbl. & WIFI (250)701-3652


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Friday, February 7, 2014

Kelsey Hockey Academy draws rave reviews in its first year


The first season of the Frances Kelsey Hockey Academy has been such a great success, it’s likely to be expanded to include Bantam players as well as Midgets next year. The academy concluded with the end of the semester on Jan. 24 and drew rave reviews from the participat-

ing students in terms of the physical improvements they made and the credits received toward graduation. A detailed article with explanations and feedback on the program from Kelsey vice-principal Lori Hryniuk and some of the players will appear in the News Leader Pictorial Wednesday.

Opponents hard on host teams

Silver medal caps visit to the desert Phoenix trip: Peewee players have a howling good time in the land of the Coyotes

Countdown basketball: Challenging games for Brentwood and Shawnigan

Don Bodger

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Don Bodger

he hot air in Phoenix, Arizona didn’t affect the Cowichan Valley Peewee A Capitals hockey team because players kept their cool inside where it really mattered. The Caps managed a second-place finish in the elite division with another great team effort in the sixth-annual Cactus Cup tournament. The Caps overpowered the Utah Regulators 8-1 in their first game. Jo Jo Tanaka-Campbell’s scoring touch provided three goals while Isaac Leik and Cody Shepheard each had a goal and two assists. Nathan Goliath and Hunter Livingston were stalwarts on defence, both at +5. Goliath picked up three assists, along with Marcus Steen. The Caps defeated the Phoenix Firebirds 5-1 in their next game, led by two goals each from Goliath and Shepheard. They completed the preliminary round against the Junior Coyotes of Phoenix and fell 8-4. Corson Hopwo sparked the Caps with two goals and an assist while Ty Brant was +3 with an assist. The Caps faced the Semiahmoo Ravens from the Lower Mainland in the semifinals and scored a 5-1 victory. Hopwo was in on all five goals, scoring twice and adding three assists, while Tanaka-Campbell collected two goals and one assist. That led to a rematch with the Junior Coyotes in the final and the Caps entered the third period with the lead, but couldn’t hang on, falling 5-3. Hopwo assisted on all three Caps’ goals and Shepheard tallied a goal and an assist. While in Phoenix, the team watched the NHL Coyotes defeat the Vancouver Canucks 1-0. They got an opportunity to see the Coyotes’ dressing room and met goaltender Mike Smith and captain Shane Doan. The Caps returned home to play their final league game and ran their record to a perfect 12-0 with a 9-0 win over the Peninsula Panthers. Luc Wilson enjoyed an exceptional game with five goals and one assist while Sasha Rouselle earned the shutout.



News Leader Pictorial

Andrew Leong

Sky-high effort is made by Skyler Rustad of Brentwood College School to take a jump shot over Treyvon Walsh of G.W. Graham at the Brentwood College and Shawnigan Lake School Countdown to Playoffs Invitational Senior Boys Basketball Tournament Friday. Brentwood led 33-22 at the half and won 70-45.


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Don Bodger

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The performance of the Cowichan T-Birds senior girls’ basketball team isn’t something co-coach Jim Nugent can measure by wins and losses at this stage of the season. It’s more about the intangibles — the little victories — like those that occurred during Tuesday night’s 7145 loss to Vanier at Cowichan Secondary School. “We had it down to 35-32 at one point in the third quarter,’’ said Nugent. “In the second half, the kids got into it and we were trading baskets with them.’’ But Vanier’s pressure eventually led to a 22-9 scoring advantage in the fourth quarter. Ashton Aumen, a Grade 9 point guard for Cowichan, had 17 points and Rachel Bates added eight. “It’s another loss, but it’s all part of the process,’’ said Nugent.

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Clutch play is made by both Cowichan’s Rachel Bates, left, and Scout Frewer of Vanier to hang onto the ball in Tuesday’s game.



he home court advantage didn’t help either team in the Brentwood College-Shawnigan Lake School Countdown to Playoffs senior boys’ basketball tournament. But Brentwood College and Shawnigan Lake both battled hard in tournament games. Brentwood started with a solid 70-45 win over its longtime rival, G.W.

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Graham of Chilliwack, but then went down to 70-44 and 53-44 defeats against Elphinstone and Windsor, respectively. Shawnigan Lake stepped up without its two best players, who are both injured, and gave a great effort in three losses. Shawnigan fell 51-48 to Gulf Islands, 69-55 to Edward Milne and 64-58 to Wellington. The final was a clash between island rivals, with St. Michael’s winning the championship over Lambrick Park 59-47. “We’ve had a lot of great battles with those guys for a number of years,’’ said Brentwood coach Blake Gage of his team’s opening game against Graham. This wasn’t one of them, as Brentwood won handily. Elphinstone, however, proved too tough to handle. “They’re a very good team,’’ said Gage. “They’re not deep. They’ve got two provincial team kids and a nice shooter. Our team’s been really flat lately. We have not shot the ball well lately.’’ Devin Cvitanovich led Brentwood against Graham with 22 points and Harrison Backer had 21 against Elphinstone. Sean Monteiro and Paul Lee ramped up the defence to keep Brentwood within nine points of Windsor. Litha Ncanisa and Phillip Norris were the rebounding and scoring leaders for Shawnigan Lake. Otherwise, “we’ve had to play people who’ve never played before,’’ said coach Vito Pasquale. “They’re finally getting into the rhythm of the game. It’s taken a little while.’’ The Shawnigan team headed to Oregon for a couple of games against Lebanon and St. Helen’s High School squads before going into next week’s South Island tournament at Brentwood.

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DCS girls tread fine line

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In sickness and health: Injury to emerging Juliet King doesn’t help the cause, either, at B.C. Christian School tournament

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owichan Valley Wrestling Club members representing their respective schools turned in another series of sparkling performances at the Campbell River Wrestling Invitational. “It’s nice to see Queen of Angels ended up on top of the junior boys’ division,’’ said coach Nick Zuback. Queen of Angels ran away with the lead in the point standings with 67. Phoenix and A.W. Neill were well back. Phoenix topped the junior girls’ standings with 71 points, but Queen of Angels made its presence felt again with 33 points for second place. Cobble Hill was sixth and Chemainus eighth in team standings for the girls. Lake Cowichan finished seventh and Cobble Hill 10th on the boys’ side. Cowichan Secondary came sixth in senior boys with 27 points and Queen of Angels ninth in senior girls. Zuback noted the valley sent 50 wrestlers and “they all wrestled extremely well.’’ Individual highlights included: a win for Antonio Diaz in a very tough 38-kilogram boys’ class; and a first for Stephan Esquivel and second for Max Smith of Queen of Angels in 48 kg. Quinn Smith won in 45 kg boys. The junior boys and girls from the valley who placed second in their classes were: Talon Hird, John-Lee Wongbates, Aidan Tuplin, Sidney Hall, Jacqueline Wongbates, Sarah Gillard and Hannah Tuplin.

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Dawn Miller’s 151 single and 390 series topped the girls in Week 8 of the Cowichan Valley High School Bowling Program. She was also bowler of the week at +36 pins. Kain Stewart led the boys with a 165 single and 435 series.

the Chargers’ top scorer with 18 points and also had 10 rebounds while uncan ChrisKing-Nyberg collected 12 tian School points and six assists and Chargers did Groenendijk was a tigress their best on the boards with 16 to hold it rebounds. together through sickness, King was eased back health and injury during into the lineup with a the B.C. Christian School taped ankle. senior girls’ basketball Grade 12s Bazinet and championships at Pacific Carli Paterson provided Academy in Surrey. great leadership in the DCS played Surrey Don Bodger/file bizarre situations. GroeChristian in its first game DCS Chargers’ girls’ basketball nendijk, who couldn’t and lost 59-27. Becky continue after the third coach Michelle Nederlof. Bazinet led the way with quarter, and Bazinet were nine points, Lauren Kingboth dealing with sickness. Nyberg had seven points and four “In another situation, we could have assists and Danielle Groenendijk coneasily won that game by 15 or more,’’ nected for four points and pulled down noted Nederlof. 10 rebounds. DCS went on to play the B.C. Chris“We had our moments, but were out- tian Academy in a one-sided game, powered and outplayed by a very good winning 74-16. team,’’ noted DCS coach Michelle “Our rookies got a lot of playing time Nederlof. and it was great practice for them,’’ Losing Juliet King to a rolled ankle Nederlof indicated. early in the game didn’t help. She did Groenendijk stepped up with 16 not return to the game. points and 11 rebounds, Bazinet had a The second game featured a little bit great tournament coming off a concusof everything on and off the court. The sion and finished with 15 points and 11 power went out, personnel at the score rebounds, King rose to the occasion for bench needed to check DCS for statis11 points and eight rebounds, Kingtics and girls were sick and dehydrated. Nyberg hit double digits with 10 points, A close battle surfaced through all Rebecca Bakker had eight points and the mess, with DCS losing 52-50 to 12 rebounds and Rachelle Van Boven Richmond Christian. Bazinet was made her presence felt with six points.

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Delicate dribbling is done with the ball by Jennifer Jack of Cowichan to keep possession against Sabrina Elliott of the Ravens during the season opener of the Futsal Indoor Soccer League at Si’em Lelum gym. The game finished in a 5-5 tie.

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Aggressive play by Frances Kelsey’s Savanah van Nieuwkerk, above left, allows her to rip the ball away from her Brentwood opponent last week. Right, Kelsey’s Stephanie Hleck puts the pressure on Dariann Desautels of Chemainus in another game Tuesday at the Kelsey gym.


he nucleus is in place at the junior level for the eventual return of senior girls’ basketball at Frances Kelsey Secondary. The Breakers’ junior team is doing well with two straight wins after losing its first three games of the season. “These girls, they want to learn,’’ said coach Terry Abbott, who previously coached boys’ teams at the school for seven years. “I’ll take them all the way to Grade 12. “I’ve got about 20 girls,’’ Abbott said of the group that includes Grade 8s. “I rotate them through practice. I keep a core seven girls and I rotate three through.’’ After losing games to Gulf Islands and Shawnigan Lake, the Breakers got off to a slow start in a game on their home court with only three first-half points. They eventually came alive in the second half — a sign of things to come — but fell 49-26 to Brentwood. “We spent the first half looking at the team, rather than actually playing,’’ said Amaryah Basi, one of the few Kelsey players with much experience. Kelsey got into the win column by beating Queen Margaret’s School Royals 60-18 last Wednesday. Courtnee Witt led the scoring with 14 points, Savanah van Nieuwkerk had 12 and Basi added 10. The Breakers took on Chemainus Tuesday at Kelsey and came back from a 21-16 halftime deficit to win 48-37. Witt stepped up with 22 points for the Breakers and Basi collected 18, including two three-pointers each. Emily Guest was the top scorer for Chemainus with 21 and Kayla Carlson managed eight. “We had a small bench as two players were missing,’’ noted Chemainus coach Jennie Hittinger. “I think we ran out of gas.’’

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ow the Cowichan Thunderbirds know where they stand against the No. 1 AAA senior boys’ high school basketball team in the province. Cowichan travelled to Surrey Friday and lost 88-56 to the high-powered Tamanawis team on its home court. “They could not miss,’’ noted Cowichan coach Sandeep Heer. “They made 15 three-point shots. We made a few runs in the game. We also battled pretty hard.’’ Josh Charles and Travis McDonald were the scoring leaders for Cowichan with 14 and 13 points, respectively. Graham Mckinnon added seven points and Tyler Hudson had six. Previously, Cowichan defeated Dover Bay 68-59 in a league game at Nanaimo. McDonald hit for 21 points, Charles had 19 and Hudson added 13.


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