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Special treatment: Health and wellness fair ready to help you learn about your new primary care unit and all options available to Cowichan Lake residents to Lake Cowichan after the community learned our last doctor was closing up shop. The Town of Lake Cowichan was awarded a Healthy Communities Grant from the provincial government and partnered with the group to make the Health Fair a reality. “Council was able to meet with the provincial Minister of Health, the Honourable Terry Lake last September,” said Day. “We talked about what we had (in regard to Diana Hutton health for our community) and what we felt we needed.” Cowichan Lake Community Services reps Carol Along with the fair showcasing Blatchford, Anne Newman and Sherry Sohye a wide variety of wellness (from left) show off some healthy food choices. practitioners, it will also introduce CLCS are just one of the many groups that will be the community to the newly part of the Cowichan Lake Community Health and formed Primary Health Care Unit, Wellness Fair this weekend. which will operate out of the Kaatza Health Centre. The unit is a model that has Diana Hutton already been successfully implemented LAKE COWICHAN GAZETTE in island communities like Ladysmith and Gabriola Island. People with uandaries about quinoa? chronic health issues may be referred Confused by cholesterol? Blood sugars got you baffled? to the unit by their doctor or can use the team to seek out help and advice If you’ve got questions about just themselves. about any topic relating to you or “This is aimed at people who need your family’s health, Lake Cowichan ongoing medical support for things like has an event for you. diabetes or heart disease. There will be On Saturday, Lake Cowichan’s a primary health care nurse, a dietician Centennial Hall will be the place to be to and a behavioral health clinician who find answers, explore new possibilities is like a counsellor,” said Choose Lake and gain awareness of all manner of Cowichan’s secretary Marg Davis. topics relating to health and wellness. “They’ll identify barriers that aren’t From diet to diabetes, chiropractors letting people meet their health care to chondroitin, allergies to Zumba, this goals and help provide solutions.” event will cover it all. If you can’t make it to the fair to meet “We’re pretty excited by the the team, persons interested in more response that we’ve had so far,” said information about the primary health Lake Cowichan Town Councillor and care services can drop by the Kaatza Choose Cowichan Lake organizer, Health Centre at 58 Cowichan Avenue Bob Day. “We have almost 50 health West in Lake Cowichan or call 250-749care providers coming to set up tables 6878. on a huge variety of topics. It will give Thanks in part to the hard work of people an opportunity to see what’s Choose Cowichan Lake, the health available all under one roof.” care front for the town has undergone a The event is sponsored by Choose major turnaround. Cowichan Lake, the group formed originally to try and recruit doctors OFFER ENDS FEB > HEALTH 28THpage 3

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Lake people asked to open their homes to Japanese visitors

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Lake Cowichan council will soon be searching for “home-stay” families willing to take in visitors from Japan come October. At the Ohtaki Twinning Committee meeting held last Tuesday at city hall, council stated a delegation of approximately 30 students and staff will be arriving from the town’s sister village in Japan. The visitors will arrive in town on Oct. 3 and be here a week and Mayor Ross Forrest is keen to put the word out as soon as possible. “We should be prepared and hopefully we can fill all of their needs,” said the mayor. “They’re here for a week and last time it was only four days.” The delegation coming from Japan this time around is bigger than last time around. Councillor Tim McGonigle believes the committee needs to have “an alternate plan” in place just in case not enough willing home-stay families come forward to lodge the forthcoming Ohtaki delegation. “If there is 30 in the delegation and we only get six home-stay families, where are they all going to go? We don’t want to house them in hotels in Duncan. A great start would be to talk to the previous delegation (that travelled to Ohtaki from Lake Cowichan last year),” he said. Of the approximately 30 coming from Ohtaki, 19 of them are confirmed to be students. “My daughter’s friends have children who are too young to go now but they want to go in the future so they might be interested in making that connection,” said Forrest. Committee member Laurie Johnson travelled to Ohtaki last summer alongside various Lake students, Councillor Jayne Ingram and Forrest. “I feel as though I can sell it better now I’ve been. It’s time to get the hype up,” she said.

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Road, or sidewalk? Proposed budget won’t cover everything council would like to see Ross Armour

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Improvements are likely coming to South Shore Road. It’s just still up in the air exactly which improvements, and when. Lake Cowichan council is still debating work to be done along South Shore Road, with various changes set to continue over forthcoming months. Councillor Bob Day outlined his concerns at a Feb. 4 Lake Cowichan public works committee meeting. “Items that are unfinished are the sidewalk by the Cowichan Lodge —as it’s been discussed as dangerous and difficult to walk on — the west-end boulevards across from the arena and the centre of the roundabout. My reason for asking these questions is I’d like to see South Shore Road complete,” said Day. Town superintendent Nagi Rizk responded. “We’ve addressed the sidewalk at the lodge and that project is done as far as we’re concerned, however it’s ready for concrete if council sees fit. The boulevards will stay gravel and there is no plans to put grass in between,” he said. “The centre of the roundabout is entirely up to council. We’ve not included it in the budget as we don’t know what to budget for there yet. There will also be two medians going in at Saywell Park.” said Rizk. Chief Administrator Joe Fernandez confirmed the town has budgeted

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$180,000 specifically for work to South Shore Road, $80,000 of which is to be used for roadworks. “We’ve budgeted $180,000 that would complete the projects that we’ve started. If council decides on further improvements for the sidewalk (at the lodge) rather than the road, then that’s a choice they have to make,” said Fernandez. “We’re finishing off the streetlights and they should be lit by the end of the month, but there are costs there. The superintendent is down to the pennies on these completion jobs. Let’s hope $180,00 does the trick.” Councillor Jayne Ingram prompted a

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Greendale turn safe, council concludes Response to citizen complaint: Officials say safe driving should result in no problems Ross Armour

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Lake Cowichan council has dismissed a safety concern with regards to the turning lane on Cowichan Lake Road going left onto Greendale Road. Local resident Ted Brown wrote a letter to council highlighting what he believes to be a big safety concern. “When traffic from Highway 18 is coming into town, when

trying to turn onto Greendale and waiting for traffic, (there’s) a possibility of being rear-ended,” wrote Brown. “Happened to me last night. The vehicle behind me had nowhere to go, very close to hitting me.” Mayor Ross Forrest took action to calm fears of any safety concern. “I’ve read that and gone and had a look and I don’t understand the problem,” said the mayor. “Every car is equipped with signal lights and you’re supposed

to give enough space to allow the car in front of you to pass. There’s ample room there.” Councillor Frank Hornbrook concurred with Forrest and insisted if driver’s are responsible, nothing problematic will occur. “If everyone drives the speed limit, which is 50 kilometresper-hour, it’s safe to turn,” said Hornbrook. Town superintendent Nagi Rizk confirmed he “did contact the Ministry of Transportation and they are not keen to change anything. They say it’s safe to turn left there.”

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The seed has been planted for a Lake Cowichan food forest. The idea — which involves planting fruit-bearing trees and shrubs and eventually gardens to be maintained and harvested by community volunteers — was instigated by Councillor Bob Day. “The goal is to bring a diverse community together around sharing food with the public. Different generations will get together to grow food,” explained Day. “The idea is not for capital expenditures, it’s for healthy activities in the community. And in this community, who wouldn’t want to help us plant a fruit tree?” The forest would be built on the Lake Cowichan side of the sports arena, close to the existing BMX park, around the proposed soccer/softball combined use field. “I’m going to go out and speak to other people to see if there is a buzz,” said Day who has completed extensive research on

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the similar Beacon Food Forest in Seattle. “The research I’ve done starts out with just planting trees and bushes and that would pretty much complete phase one. Phase two is a community garden and that requires a lot more labour and volunteers. I’m leaning towards earth-friendly, organic methods of growing.” Mayor Ross Forrest is on board with Day’s vision. “I think the location is awesome. It’s off the main street but a two-minute walk from Saywell Park,” said the mayor. “We have to phase it in. I really like how it can involve so many different groups in our community. I think it’s good and very do-able.” Council supported Day’s proposal to prepare applications for a Healthy Communities

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We have two doctors, a walkin clinic, a nurse practitioner and the Primary Health Care team already in place, with two more doctors on the horizon. We also have a wide variety of practitioners and services available. And that is where the Health Fair comes in. “Let’s say your doctor has told you that you need to lose weight and get some exercise, or maybe that some kind of physiotherapy might benefit you? Professionals of all kinds will be at the health fair to showcase what’s available,” said Day. “Instead of just taking prescriptions, you the patient can take steps to improve your condition.” The fair takes a holistic view

of the myriad of things that can affect health and well-being. Topics as varied as water quality, recreational activities, spiritual and mental well-being, sports, environment and social outlets all play a role in good health. All will be represented at the fair. “Of course, community services will be there. It should be fantastic and will give people such a great opportunity to see what’s available,” said Cowichan Lake Community Service’s Carol Blatchford. “We’re really hoping people will take advantage of this. It’s going to be awesome!” The Cowichan Lake Community Health and Wellness Fair takes place Saturday, Mar. 1, from 10 a.m. until 3 p.m. at Centennial Hall. Admission is free and there will be door prizes, entertainment and a concession.

grant of up to $20,000, as well as a Tree Canada grant of up to $15,000 towards the initial plantings. But there was caution. Councillor Tim McGonigle believes more preparation may be necessary to work any kinks out of the proposal and secure the grants. “We’ve always considered community garden requests before but have struggled with the proper positioning of them. This needs more research than us just applying for a grant, unfortunately,” he said. Day appreciated McGonigle’s concerns, saying some quick work would need to be done by the town’s planner. “There is a lot of what-ifs for example with bears. But there’s bears in my driveway right now and they walk past my tomatoes to get to my garbage can,” said Day. “People want to go out into the community and that’s healthy. T.V was the worst thing invented by mankind as it’s decreasing healthy activity. This will give people things to do while their child is at hockey practice.”

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Bearing witness to the politics of hunting in B.C. Green Party MLA Andrew Weaver spoke earlier this month, asking whether B.C. residents would tolerate trophy hunting of killer whales. That would be a federal matter, but the point is vividly made about the onset of B.C.’s traditional spring grizzly bear hunt. It’s bigger this year, with Kootenay and Chilcotin wildlife management regions reopened after closures were enacted to preserve grizzly populations. In all, more than 1,000 grizzly bears are up for grabs. As with limited-entry hunts for deer and other animals, only about a third of those hunts are successful in an average year. A Legislature rally was sponsored by BC the Coastal By Tom Fletcher First Nations Great Bear Initiative, the partnership with U.S.directed environment groups Sierra Club, Greenpeace and ForestEthics that has become so influential in B.C. affairs. It produced a survey showing that 88 per cent of B.C. residents oppose trophy hunting, and its California experts calculate a 10-fold increase in value when bear hunting gives way to bear watching. The Raincoast Conservation Society has bought up half a dozen guiding territories on the remote B.C. coast. Combined with government restrictions, more than half the coast is now off limits to bear hunting. Naturally, activists want the whole province shut down. Forests, Lands and Natural Resource Operations Minister Steve Thomson has heard plenty from all sides and he maintains bear watching and bear hunting will continue to coexist in B.C. Thomson has just introduced legislation to permit hunting guide territories to be operated by corporations as well as individuals. This is a long-sought change,

allowing First Nations companies and others access to bank loans to expand the industry. Non-resident hunters are required to hire a licensed guide-outfitter. Resident hunters pay $32 for a oneyear hunting licence and $80 for a grizzly bear tag. Non-Canadians pay $180 for the licence and $1,030 for a chance at a grizzly. Hunting in general is making a comeback in B.C. Ministry data show hunting licenses had declined to 85,633 in 2006, but recovered to reach 97,828 by 2013. Thomson credits the work of the B.C. Wildlife Federation, which runs hunter training courses. Growing up hunting in northeastern B.C., I was taught not to shoot anything I’m not prepared to eat. Bureau I also remember the struggles to protect caribou and other endangered prey species that at one time had B.C. biologists resorting to shooting wolves from helicopters. The reopening of grizzly bear territories is marketed to urban residents as a horrible crime against nature. In fact, it’s a sign of increasing population. Problems in B.C. wildlife these days include the fragile mountain caribou herds of the Kootenays, which have been subject to intensive management including relocation of animals. The ministry has also begun a five-year study of declining moose populations across a vast area of the Interior subject to salvage logging in the wake of the pine beetle epidemic. Media reports don’t mention hunting leads to the same fate that awaits animals that die of starvation or other natural causes, which increase when animals overpopulate. As with many B.C. issues, there’s a cartoon version sold to impressionable city dwellers, and then there’s the truth. Tom Fletcher is the legislative reporter and columnist for Black Press. Reach him at tfletcher@blackpress.ca.

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Dear Editor Re: the Feb. 19, It is never only, Letters I disagree, wholeheartedly, with the implication that when our taxes go to specific areas to fund particular programs, health or otherwise, that the community does not benefit as a whole. I believe that the tax money used to pay our fair share to the Cowichan Aquatic Centre will benefit our community in the long run as part of an overall health strategy. I believe the overall health of our society is directly related to the health of its individuals, thus is an imperative component of the town’s ongoing vitality. I understand there are many areas and interest groups in Lake Cowichan asking for and requiring the use of tax dollars. The best value for the community as a whole must be scrutinized in every instance. The movement to fund equal access to the Cowichan Aquatic Centre is no different, in that we need to determine, if the money being spent is for the overall good. I recently obtained a parks and recreation statement of expenditure for the Town of Lake Cowichan. There are 39 entries of various amounts from 2013. These entries include The Seniors Centre, Centennial Park, the Kaatza Museum, and so on. The diversity of all these different interests come together to help form the eclectic community of Lake Cowichan we know and love. All citizens have access to the majority of parks and recreation opportunities funded by our tax dollars and

should be encouraged to do so. However, I don’t believe that because I don’t personally utilize various opportunities in my community that I don’t benefit from them in many ways. For example, I don’t use the seniors centre and I don’t have schoolage children but I gladly pay the taxes that help build and maintain these institutions because I know that these facilities help my community. Likewise, the town’s tax dollars being used to fund equal access to the aquatic centre, a multi-million dollar facility, is excellent value for the money. Our community has a responsibility to promote and encourage its citizens to be all they can mentally, physically, spiritually, and emotionally. Citizens have a responsibility to be active in their own health care. In addition to the funding from the town, participants using the pool do have to pay an additional user fee. This January, Lake Cowichan town council wisely funded equal access to the Cowichan Aquatic Centre for one year. In order to have equal access to the CAC extended for years 2015 through 2018, Lake Cowichan citizens must go to the Town Hall before July 2 and cast a ballot indicating whether or not the Town of Lake Cowichan should be a partner paying it’s fair share for the long term. Our fee for this privilege is, .69¢ per $100,000 of assessed residential value, which works out to $1.38 per year for a residence valued at $200,000. I think $1.38 for access to a multi-million dollar facility a 20-minute drive from my home is well worth a yes vote. Ted Gamble Lake Cowichan

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Monica Wetzstein “It is a great idea but money could could be spent on things the community needs more.”

Marilyn Kennedy “I grow fruits and vegetables already so, yes. I wouldn’t mind the company while I garden.”

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The Town of Lake Cowichan is applying for $30,000 in grants to start a community garden, do you thing that is a good idea?

Len Smith “I’ve seen that in the paper. I would say it would last for one year then it would go to crap like everything else in this town. I’m out.”

Jim Eddy “Why not? If they want to do that, but the people have to put the time and energy in to it. It would need to be monitored and someone would have to be the boss though.”

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Two of the youngest DJs at our local radio sttion CICV 98.7, are sisters Ally and Caity Day, 9 and 10-years-old. They were on air Saturday, afternoon, Feb. 15 for the station’s Valentine Weekend Radio Marathon that raised approximately $400 for the non-profit community station. When they were asked why do it they replied “it’s buckets of fun!”

A ‘we’ community beats a ‘me’ community every time

Dear Editor Would it not be nice if we all paid only for the services we used? I would save money on my taxes for an ice arena, a library and a school (after June) that I won’t be using. Add to that a fire hall, police station and ambulance that I have been fortunate enough not to have used. Between my father and I, we pay for the arena for five properties at $75 each, of which my children do not use. Yet, we voted yes for it. When I ask for $2 to allow my children to access the Duncan pool, I should be told no. I think that we need to be a ‘we’ community and not a ‘me’ community. Every resident should have equal opportunities to health, recreation and enjoyment of their life. Lorna Vomacka Lake Cowichan

Carly Sandner “I think it would be a good idea for people who don’t have the space or the time to tend it all the time.”

Malcolm Chalmers

Snowy octopus takes shape on shore at local park

Check out the pool and see what it does for Lake Cowichan Dear Editor After reading a letter in the Feb.19 issue about “only $2 going to the Cowichan Aquatic Centre a forced contribution”, these are my thoughts: First, $2 is a really only a cup of coffee once per year. The benefits of “only $2” are only enhancing this community in so many ways, including attracting new people to buy in Lake Cowichan. How many families want a place for their children to learn how to swim and a place to socialize and play? How many seniors find going to the exercise programs at the pool and in the gym give them mobility, a longer life ultimately costing the government less in health care. How many people in this community need the pool to recuperate after surgery. I have used the facilities for all the above reasons and see most days how many from this community take aqua-size classes, use the gym and — especially families with children — take advantage of the pool and the different courses provided. The classes in the pool are full, whereas before when we had the two-tier system they were at least half as many people. The gym has increased as well bringing in more revenue for any repairs required in the future. Citizens of Lake Cowichan should actually use the aquatic centre to make a factual decision on how many of our community are there, not make uninformed statements. You might even enjoy trying something different. Also ask yourself, “will I or my family need to use it in the future for health benefits etc?” So please, just whip across the street to vote “Yes” to spending $2 for something a lot more beneficial and enjoyable for our community than one cup of coffee per year. Dorothy Melnick Lake Cowichan

Zoe Friesen, left, helped Massey Nomura and her dad Tim (not pictured) sculpt this octopus from snow at Saywell Park on Monday.

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Old man winter spread his tentacles into the Cowichan Lake area this week as a large colorful octopus appeared at Saywell Park. The monster mollusk attracted a lot of attention from people passing by the park. Tim Friesen and Massey Nomura have been making ice sculptures together for years. They are friends who grew up together

and sculpt together. You may remember the bear and the moose that the pair sculpted in December 2012. The technique Nomura uses for his ice sculptures is somewhat unusual because once it is built, they finish it off by spray-painting the whole thing to make it more life-like. It took them about fourand-half-hours to complete along

with help from Friesens daughter Zoe who Nomura says is a “great little helper,” The trio wanted to add more ocean features to the octopus but by the end the snow was getting too wet to complete anymore of the sculpture. They have other projects in mind for the next snowfall. Keep a look out for these talented artists.


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Hometown: Honeymoon Bay Always wanted to: learn how to sky dive Best thing about living here: is the people Fave activity: crafting Fave food: lasagne Wish I were better at: finding down time My guilty pleasure is: pastries My go-to wardrobe staple: yoga pants I define down time as: I don’t have down time My proudest moment is: when my daughter became first princess for Lady of the Lake Fave moment of the day: 5 a.m. In my fridge you’ll find: wine If I had a $1,000,000 I: would still live in Honeymoon Bay In my car I listen to: Lady Gaga

Skaters Wendy Neva and Rhonda Rajala both performed in Cowichan Lake Skating Club’s annual ice show held in March 1987. Courtesy Kaatza Station Museum

OPEN BOARD MEETING – RESCHEDULED The Open Board Meeting of the Board of Education scheduled for Wednesday, February 26, 2014 has been rescheduled to Wednesday, March 5, 2014 at the School Board offices at 4:30 pm

PUBLIC CONSULTATION ON THE 2014-2015 SCHOOL CALENDAR You are invited to give your advice and comments to the Board of Education about the proposed 2014-2015 School Calendar at a Public Meeting on Wednesday, March 5, 2014 at 7:00 pm at the Quamichan Campus Multi-Purpose Room.

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On hand for a photo in this 1980’s era curling photo are former local residents Karen and Lorne Todoruk on the left and local residents Lorraine and Gary Oliver on right. The man in middle is unidentified..

Local arena home to many events over the years

The Cowichan Lake District Skating Club was mances by Wendy Neva as Princess Leia and formed in June 1970, the same year that the Rhonda Rajala (Weber) as Cyndi Lauper (see Cowichan Lake Sports Arena was officially above photo). opened. Over the ensuing years, the club produced a According to a CLCSC’s article in 1993, in large number of top skaters many of whom went the fall of 1970 the group’s newly elected exon to skate professionally on the international ecutive interviewed three professional [skating] level. candidates, then hired Mrs. Barbara Scott of In addition to the formation of the skating Port Alberni as their senior profesclub, a curling club — more recentsional. ly known as Cowichan Rocks — After registration for the final and minor and recreational hockey enrollment in the skating program, leagues were also formed. over 300 children had signed on, Summer and year round hockey with a “startling 71 in the senior schools operated by the arena Rolli hour.” gave hundreds, if not thousands of Gunderson The club’s first executive was youngsters and adults opportuniPAGES OF HISTORY ties to take advantage of the new made up of Doris Wilson as president, Lorraine Lawrence was vicefacilities. president, Sharron Carpentier was Like the skating club, the hockey secretary and the treasurer was Irene Pearse. program turned out several young hockey playThere was also a full complement of directors ers who eventually reached the professional including Wynne Haydock, Lea Powers, Kay level including a half dozen or so who went to Olsson, Miriam Scott, Shirley Mayne and Pat the NHL. Weaver. A 1993 published article penned by former One of the many ice shows put on by the Cowichan Lake Sports Arena manager Buck skating club over the years was the March 1987 Hollingdrake, stated that the facilities and its ice show Journey Through the Decades which programs provided “a tremendous source of revfeatured many skaters including superb perforenue during the off-season.”


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Great 4 bedroom, 2 bath rancher with many upgrades including new doors, windows, roof and flooring.  The kitchen has been upgraded with oak cabinets, the living room has a big bay window and the fireplace has a new insert. Large deck with hot tub, and a generous back yard complete with single car garage. Great location, close to town and schools. Perfect for families or retirees.

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HALF DUPLEX Minutes from the Duck Pond & trestle foot bridge. for sale – purchase both, live in one & rent out 3 bdrms & 1.5 baths with lots of room for the family. Big the other. New roof included in price. living room, great balcony, views & fenced back yard. Both sides currently rented out. Centrally located with 233 North Shore Road lake views. Nicely laid out with 3 bdrms, 2 baths, fenced back yard great for children & pets. Both sides of duplex 231 North Shore Road

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INVESTOR ALERT! Great Investment property in the heart of Lake Cowichan. This property has been used as a residential rental but lends itself to redevelopment for commercial because of the prime location.

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No cost was spared in this executive home. The main floor area has 9 foot ceilings with crown molding and beautiful hardwood floors. There is a quality 2 bedroom level entry suite. Great home for a growing family.

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Great family home with 5 bedrooms and 3 bathrooms. Large living room with big windows to enjoy the lake views & two skylights to add natural light.  En-suite bathroom recently upgraded to an enclosure with pole and seat for those with mobility challenges. Upgraded laminate flooring in both den and family room, ceramic tiles in the bathroom and built-in vacuum. Large double garage and level yard. Close to town and minutes from the boat launch.

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207 North Shore Road

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STUNNING LAKE VIEWS Stunning lake views are just some features of this .62 acre Youbou property. This home has been extensively renovated including the huge living room, bathroom and kitchen. Garden area, greenhouse, shed with carport and double car garage. This is an absolutely great price for this updated home!

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This 3.8 acre property on riverfront has an updated kitchen & bathroom with new thermal windows.  Unfinished basement - open to your ideas.  Zoning provides for various business’s such as greenhouse, kennel and agriculture.  At the top of the property an area has been cleared to build a 2nd home with wonderful views of the river.  Definitely worth a trip to see!

8662 TRANS CANADA HWY. CHEMAINUS

$389,900

Two bedroom condo with easy access. Nice carpets, oak cabinets in the kitchen, walk in closet in master bedroom & includes in suite laundry. Would make a great rental.

Fixer Upper! This house has good bones and just needs someone with vision to give it some TLC. Nice yard including a plum tree. Original wood floors in the living room and upstairs bedrooms. Bring your creativity to this property!

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Privacy, garden, walking distance from Cowichan Lake; Open concept bungalow remodeled kitchen & bath. Third bedroom could be a perfect studio. 2 large decks, raised gardening beds.

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Appearances are deceiving. This home is entry level but has a fully finished basement.  Many updates including flooring, Low Energy Windows, vinyl decking and more. This is a great family home with 4 bedrooms, 2 baths and a big family room.

340 Carnell Drive

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Immaculate 3 bedroom/4 bathroom home on three levels with several patios and 2 balconies to enjoy the sunsets. Loads of added features including an alarm system, built in vacuum, heated storage area and potential wine storage room. What more could you need?

Now this is a bargain! The owner paid $52,000 in 2012 & is now listed over $20,000 less. This solid mobile home has a nice addition with a huge laundry room and family room. Rural setting in Evergreen Park & amongst farm land, with only a few minute’s drive to all the conveniences.

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Corner lot developed with two buildings which is currently providing rental income.

GREAT NEWS – Marble Bay Cottages is now zoned for Full Time Living! These private and quiet lots offer spectacular views of the lake and the mountains. In addition to being affordable, owners have access to a private lake front park. Visit our website for further details www.lkc.ca

Two C-1 Commercial Lots offered for sale as a package. The pre-fabs are not included but are negotiable. There is a wide range of options with C-1 zoning which include: Retail, office, clubs/theatre, auto supply, welding-machine shop or even a child care facility. These lots are the best Lake Cowichan has to offer!

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South East facing lot just waiting for your house plans. Only a 30 second walk to beautiful Cowichan Lake.

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Unique 4 bedroom and den home in sought after Fairbridge. At just over 72 acres, the prestigious homes in this unique area offer privacy and security. There is a formal dining room area, large living room and wonderfully cozy family room with wood fireplace. Master bedroom has walk in closet. Newly installed Lennox heat pump and built-in-vacuum.  Behind the main house is a lovely 600 sq ft cottage.  Historical information is available. With Warmth, Charm & Character this home is a must see!

4775 Fairbridge Drive, Duncan

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Fabulous lake views and only minutes from the boat launch. Build your home up high and enjoy the beautiful views this lot has to offer. Geo Technical report on file. A great investment, bring us your offer!

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1.27 acres with the potential to build a new home up higher on the property to take advantage of the superb lake views. Property backs on woodlands, so the only concern you might have is the elk eating your garden. Existing 2 bed/1 bath, home is marginal.

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Cowichan Lake District Chamber of Commerce Your Chamber of Commerce: Strengthening Business. Building Communities

Cowichan Lake District Chamber of Commerce’s wine and cheese evening. Right: Ron McKenzie, resents Kenzie Roberts his $500 scholarship.

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Rebecca McGonigle (left) and Danielle Sirup at Junk in the Trunk. Right: Steve Johnson and Geno Gagne at Breakfast in the Town.

Lady of the Lake ambassadors at the Chamber’s December Madness.

Chamber looks forward to serving our communities the year. 2014 is gearing up to be a most successful year. This past year was extremely busy for our Visitor Centre. We had approximately 30,000 guests and tourists through the Visitor/Business Centre. The Pacific Marine Circle Route has proven to be a beneficial attraction, traffic along this route has increased considerably since its completion. Even the new sidewalk and road improvements in the Town of Lake Cowichan did not hamper the tourists. On Dec. 5, the Cowichan Lake District Chamber of Commerce signed a formal agreement with the Duncan, Ladysmith, Chemainus, and South Cowichan Chambers of Commerce to jointly promote and advocate for business within the Cowichan Valley. This agreement was a long, and involved process, that took the better part of two years to accomplish, and was also sanctioned and signed by the president of the B.C. Chamber of Commerce. On a personal note, I attended

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and successfully completed the Destination BC Tourism/Visitor Information Counsellor Training program, which was held in July, allowing me to volunteer in the Visitor/Business Centre on those extremely busy days. I was proud to step in as the interim president. Though the learning curve was straight up, with the help of others, I believe we have overcome the adversities and are again focused on our purpose of advocating and promoting business in the Cowichan Lake District. I look forward to a bright and prosperous 2014. This is the time of year where the Chamber puts on its annual recruitment drive for new members and renewal of former memberships. Becoming a Chamber member has many benefits such as advocacy, website linking, business brochure and business card racking, business listing on both Saywell Park and Mesachie Lake kiosks, affiliation with the BC Chamber of Commerce, discounts at participating businesses such as

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Esso, Staples, Petro Canada, Shell Canada, as well as reduced rates for group insurance programs and online training opportunities. Those are just a few benefits that a Chamber membership provides.

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Despite the fact that 2013 was a challenging year for the Cowichan Lake District Chamber of Commerce, we did have some very successful occasions. The monthly Junk in the Trunk in Saywell Park was one of our more well received ventures of the year. Others were the Breakfast in the Town that was sponsored by CVRD Areas F and I, the Burger and a Beer fundraiser at the Riverside Inn, the Wine and Cheese function at the Shaker Mill Restaurant, and the December Madness Christmas light up and Santa Claus visit at Saywell Park. We also presented two Lake Cowichan graduates with $500 scholarships each and donated $2,500 to the Lady of the Lake Society. We changed up some of our programs and events this year and we will continue to make changes —as well as continue with the aforementioned new programs — as our Chamber grows and evolves. The Spring Fling will make a return in May 2014 and we will add a Small Business Expo later in

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What your Chamber of Commerce can do for you Joining your Cowichan Lake District Chamber of Commerce will be one of the best investment decisions that business owners make. How can the Chamber of Commerce help your business? Functions of a Chamber of Commerce:

you to link your contact information and website to the Chamber’s. This can be a valuable link, given that the Chamber website gets many more hits than those of the average business owner.

Business Referrals

The Chamber of Commerce also has regular networking events, some of which are industry-specific. What better way to get to know your fellow colleagues?

If you are a member of the Chamber, you will get new business referrals when someone calls the Chamber enquiring where they can obtain the product or service that you provide. With many people competing for new business by sending expensive mailers and doing other expensive advertising, joining the Chamber can be a relatively inexpensive way of getting newcomer referrals. Business and Community Referrals People like to do business with people that they know and trust If you attend Chamber events, you will get to know a variety of people. When you need a service, use one of your Chamber colleague’s services and chances are they won’t forget. Even if they don’t personally need your service, they may refer you to their friends, family and acquaintances.

Networking Opportunities

Workshops and Seminars The Chamber of Commerce offers small business management workshops, marketing workshops and motivational seminars. Often these are offered for free or a nominal fee. This is a way for you to continue to get professional development while making contacts that can help your business grow. You will also have opportunities to learn about your specific industry, as there may be workshops covering specific issues that it faces, and you will have the opportunity to meet potential mentors. Advocacy and Community Involvement

The Chamber of Commerce provides a directory of business members. This directory is available to the public, and is also available to other members.

Your local Chamber of Commerce offers you the opportunity to participate in round table discussions on topics of importance to the community, as well as provide updated information about legislation that affects the community. You may find that you will be more educated about your area’s driving political issues than ever before.

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The Chamber has a well-maintained website in an attempt to entice new business. The Chamber represents the Cowichan Lake region as well as the Town, so this website will allow

The Chamber is also a way of finding out what volunteer positions are available on governing boards of town, and area organizations, if you wish to volunteer to help your community while at the

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Let the programming commence: Okanagan boy moves to Lake to help you find fun in local activities

Malcolm Chalmers

Cowichan Lake Recreation’s new programmer Kyler Nurmsoo.

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There is a new face at Cowichan Lake Recreation, a division of the Parks, Recreation and Culture Department of the CVRD, or as we like to call it, Cowichan Lake

Sports Arena. His name is Kyler Nurmsoo. He is 25 and as the newest programmer at the arena, he will have a say in the recreation possibilities we see here around the Lake. Nurmsoo said he looks forward to receiving input from the community as to the direction we would like to see sport and recreation head in the future. Born in Vancouver, he calls Vernon his hometown (“that is where my Mom and Dad live’) and where he attended elementary and high school. After that, it was off to Brock University in St. Catherine’s, Ontario where he received a Bachelor of Sport Management and did work towards a Masters of Art in Applied Health Science. He has tailored his education to the business side of sports specifically sport participation by kids living in low-income families. Kyler believes time and cost are the two big factors in a drop in the numbers of people using facilities over the years. Time involved in traveling to practice or events and the costs involved in participation in league sports. He is hoping to find that sweet spot where cost to participate equals the largest number of participants involved. “If people can’t afford it, no one is going to register, then we won’t make any money at all. It’s finding the right balance.” Nurmsoo brings with him years of experience in recreation and sport, most recently in Osoyoos as program supervisor for that town’s community services department. Before that he was a special events and administrative assistant in St. Catherine’s, as well as being a member of the Niagara Sport Commission. His first day of work here was Feb. 11. He has already met the operators of the regional district community halls around the lake and hopes to help them expand user numbers in the programs they offer. He is excited about two of the new programs: pickelball and carpet bowling. He has seen these sports thrive in other areas he has worked in and hopes to see the same here. He can be reached at the Lake Cowichan Sports Arena or call him at 250-749-6742

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Ability and sportsmanship are traits that make Lake Cowichan’s Jacob Marcelic great in karate competition.

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A Lakers’ player puts the shoulder to an Oceanside defense man on Saturday, Feb. 15. Pee Wee Lakers beat Oceanside 3 Sharks 6-4. Malcolm Chalmers photos

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Hard skating and determination by the Oceanside Jets and RBS Novice Lakers made for a great game Saturday, Feb. 8 even though the Jets downed the Lakers. The Lakers came back to win their next game against the Sooke Thunderbirds.

Dennis Cronin — member of the Valley Fish and Game Club— shows what may be the largest set of Roosevelt Elk antlers found in B.C. at the Valley Fish and Game Club’s Trophy Shoot on Feb.9. Cronin found these “pick-up” antlers and skull in the Caycuse area. The measurement on this huge rack was 296 and if found to be the largest, they will be listed in the Boone and Crocket Club Record Book. Sandi Halvorson exclaimed “Holy crap! What a find!” on our Facebook page when she saw Cronin’s photo and Mike Taylor commented “. . . that thing really is a monster!”

Three Cowichan Lake athletes were among those no doubt inspired for the B.C. Winter Games which started last Thursday in Mission from watching the Olympic Winter Games that took place in Sochi, Russia. Lake Cowichan’s Jacob Marcelic, who’s a big guy at just 12 years old, has his sights set on success in karate. The brown belt has been training for about six years already. “He is one of our most diligent students who hardly ever misses training,’’ noted Loretta Schwab of the Fernando Correia School of Karate. “Whenever there is a tournament or clinic, Jacob is always the first to sign up. “Jacob has a wonderful personality and has made so many friends through the study of karate, as he has a most caring personality, but when it comes to competing, Jacob gives it his all. And after every event, he is the first one to go up and shake his opponents’ hand and earn another friend.’’ Schwab went on to say she’s sure Marcelic will come home with a medal because he’s worked so hard and improved so much from a gruelling training schedule. Katie Ferguson, who plays for the Zone 6 female hockey team, and Youbou’s Jason Haney — who tackled the archery event at the Games — joined Marcelic as Cowichan Lake representatives. More than 1,800 athletes were registered to take part in the Games, which wrapped Sunday. Athletes range in age from nine to 17 and there were 18 different sports on the Games slate. About 2,000 volunteers were working at the Games. Look for an update on all three in next week’s Gazette.


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Lake Cowichan School holds Compassion Week • Wednesday: AntiBullying Day. This idea comes from two Nova Scotia students who stood up to bullies. LCS student and staff are “pretty in pinkâ€? today. • Thursday: Rainbow Day. The idea behind this is the acceptance of individuals no matter their skin colour, sexual orientation or race.

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Wednesday, Feb. 26 • Cowichan Lake Retreads hiking group will be going on a local hike. The group meets at 9:30 a.m. at Saywell Park in Lake Cowichan. If you would like to join in call Cowichan Lake Recreation, 250-749-6742. • The local branch of the Vancouver Island Regional Library will screen Forks Over Knives for their first documentary nigh night from 6 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 27 • It’s Family Storytime at the Lake Cowichan branch of the Vancouver Island Regional Library starting at 10:30. This program of stories, songs, rhymes and fun is geared toward children 0-5-years and their families. Friday, Feb. 28 • Professional Development Day at area schools, that means no classes for students. Co-

Saturday, March 1 • Deadline to purchase memorial bricks for placement in mid-May at the Forest Workers Memorial Park in Lake Cowichan. Bricks can be purchased for a family, a lovedone, a business or organization. Forms are available at the municipal Hall, 39 South Shore Road and Cowichan Lake Community Forest Co-op office, 121 Point Ideal Drive (Community Services building). For more information email clcfc@cowichanlake.ca or call 250-749-6320. • The Lake Cowichan Legion’s annual Russell Smith Memorial Frostbite Derby. Trout fishing only in Cowichan and Bear Lakes. Final weighin at the Legion at 5:30 p.m. sharp! Tickets $20. For more info call 250-749-6041. Friday, March 7 • The Cowichan lake and District Skating Club presents their annual ice show. This year’s show is a tribute to the Broadway rendition of Grease. The ice show gives the skaters, aged three to 14, an opportunity to showcase the skills they have learned. Show time is at 7 p.m. at the Cowichan Lake Sports Arena. Please help support the club with an entry donation. • Cowichan Lake Recreation, in partnership with the Cowichan Rocks Curling Club is proud to be hosting the Curl BC Region 11 International Tankard Curling Event, March 7-9. The CRCC has nominated their current president, Mike Waller, as their volunteer and he will curl on team Canada for this event. This curling event was initiated in 1962 as a partnership between Region 11 of Curl BC and the Washington State Curling Association.  Twenty-Four worthy volunteers from British Columbia and 24 from the United States will be nominated by their curling club to attend this special event to be recognized and to participate in a weekend of friendly competition and curling fellowship.  The country that wins will proudly display the Silver Tankard for the upcoming year.

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Grade 1 students Kloe Mackenne, Kaydence Cardinal and Sophie Pollner were in Valentine’s Day attire on Friday, Feb.14.

☞ All you need is love Ms. Graham’s Grade 1 class at Palsson Elementary School was in happy mood as they celebrated Valentine’s Day and the 100th day

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of school on Feb. 14. Dressed up in red colors, students carried Valentine’s cards, friendly posters and sang the  Beatles’ classic All you Need is Love.

• Lake Cowichan Minor Baseball last chance registration Feb. 27 from 5:30 p.m. to 7 p.m. at the Lake Cowichan Sports Arena. • To early to think of summer activities? Not so, early registration for the 43rd Annual Summer Hockey Program has started.Call Cowichan Lake Recreation 250-749-6742 for all the information. Plus, BC Hockey is offering a Summer Officiating School in Lake Cowichan from Aug. 4-8, Check bchockey.net for all the info. • Young Cowichan Lake wrestler, Antonio Diaz, won his match in the tough 38-kilogram boys’ class at the Campbell River Wrestling Invitational earlier this month. • The coffee and conversation is always strong and hot at Tuesday Talk Nights at the Cowichan Lake branch of the Vancouver Island Regional Library. Next Talk night is March 4 from 6:30 p.m. to 8 p.m. Come and share a favourite story, song, poem or topic.

Oh Canada, we did it again!

Diana Hutton

From left: Janice Shand, Erin Nylund, Sarah Pimlott and Jo-Anne Pimlott cheer for the Canadian women’s hockey team during last Thursday’s nail-biting sudden death overtime period of the gold medal final game in women’s hockey between Canada and the U.S. at the Sochi Olympics.

• On Friday, Feb. 28,the Lake Cowichan Seniors Centre is having their second open-house and games day from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Come in and play a game

on Wii or join in on pool, shuffleboard, cards and board games with new and old friends. Free coffee and snacks will be served after 1 p.m. Call 250-7496121 for more information.

Cowichan Lake SERVICE DIRECTORY

A Guide to Professional Services in the Cowichan Lake Area

FOR ALL YOUR HEATING and COOLING NEEDS • Oil, Gas & Electric Furnaces • Heat Pumps • Refrigeration • Duct Cleaning

CARPENTRY

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• Renovations • Installations • Framing • All Finishing Carpentry • Custom Kitchens • Laminate Flooring • Decks • Fences • Sheds • Additions • Windows & Doors

– ONE CALL COVERS IT ALL –

For your free in home heating estimate

250.746.1666

Visit www.accurate-air.ca for internet specials!

After hour service | Seniors’ discounts Renovations | New construction | Repairs Hot water tanks | Drain cleaning Septic Design & Installation Water services 20+ years experience

250-749-4997 250-709-5103

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All your plumbing needs under one roof! • Hot water heaters

• Pumps • Fish ponds

250-749-3174

email: ldhc@shaw.ca

PETS & SUPPLIES

TIRES

EXCAVATING

Cowichan Pet Emporium (1996) • Fish • Pet food/supplies • Otter Co-op Livestock Feed • Wood Pellets • Grooming

MONTHLY VET CLINIC

with Dr. Nancy Holling

170A Cowichan Lake Rd.

250-749–4454

En-TIRE-ly at your Service 250-749-6614

STONE R IDGE SAND AND GRAVEL

251 Government St. ,Duncan

250-746-4534

We are just a short 20 minutes away from Lake Cowichan.

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For all your gravel supplies SO

• Repair parts from A - Z

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46 South Shore Rd.

(Beside the Post Office in Lake Cowichan)

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3881 Finwood Place, Duncan 250-715-3003

DRINK WATER

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• Faucets • Sprinklers

New patients always welcome!

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• Acrylic jetted tubs

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• General & Cosmetic Dentistry • Digital X-rays • Laser Gum Surgery • Wisdom Teeth Extraction

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• Fiberglass tubs

SMALL ADS WORK!

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SERVICE, REPAIR AND INSTALL

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dentist DENTIST

250-732-4570 Shane Baker

GAS BAR

TIPTONS GAS BAR

Gas • Diesel Boat Gas Confections • Bait • Ice

250-749-6133

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MINI EXCAVATOR & BOBCAT SERVICES

OPEN: Mon.-Sat: 5a.m.-10p.m. Sun: 7a.m. - 8p.m.

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14 North Shore Rd. Lake Cowichan

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Come & enjoy first class service! OPEN: Mon.- Fri., 10 am - 4pm Sat. by Appt.

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Topping, Limbing, Falling

Selective or Clear Cut Logging

140 HP chipper for fast, efficient cleanup

Insured & Licensed • Free Estimates & Advice

250-748-3939


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Wednesday February 26, 2014

THE LAKE COWICHAN GAZETTE

www.lakecowichangazette.com

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*Easy Tablet is only available to existing TELUS mobility customers with minimum three months tenure or greater and good payment history, subject to existing credit policy. Not available to customers on the credit limit program. Only available at participating locations. Customers must subscribe to an eligible monthly TELUS tablet rate plan in order to qualify for the Easy Tablet offer. The monthly Easy Tablet repayment charge is subject to applicable taxes. If the service agreement is cancelled before the end of the term, the remaining balance of the purchase price will be applied as a one-time charge to the account, along with a $50 cancellation fee in applicable provinces. Once the purchase price has been paid, the service will continue on a month-to-month basis without the monthly charge for the tablet. †16 GB iPad mini is $0 up front. You pay the rest of the purchase price over time by adding $19.12 per month to your monthly rate plan on a 2 year term. Taxes, long distance, additional airtime, roaming and pay-per-use charges are extra. ‡Based on testing of voice-call success rates, data-session completion rates and industry-standard call-quality measures against other national wireless service providers in metropolitan areas across Canada. TELUS and the TELUS logo are trademarks of TELUS Corporation, used under licence. TM and © 2013 Apple Inc. All rights reserved. All other trademarks are the property of their respective owners. © 2013 TELUS.

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Lake Cowichan Gazette, February 26, 2014