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Lake Cowichan councillors react to four-year terms Councillors say the pending four-year terms for local elections will attract those who are most dedicated Ross Armour

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Local elections will occur this fall and from November, those elected to councils and school boards in British Columbia will serve fouryear terms instead of three. The issue was voted on and passed last year by the Union of BC Municipalities in a move that will see the next local election, after this one, take place in 2018. “I’m not surprised as it was discussed a lot at UBCM and I figured they would make a decision one way or the other,” said Mayor Ross Forrest. “Do I think it’s a good or bad thing, I have mixed feelings. It’s good for being able to see projects through. The only downfall is that possibly newly elected officials might not be sure what they’re getting into.” Forrest is coming to the end of his second term as mayor of Lake Cowichan after first being elected back in 2008. “At this point I do plan to run again but a lot can happen in the next six or seven months,” he said. Councillor Bob Day will definitely be throwing his hat into the ring again, after recently outlining his ultimate vision of a community food forest for Lake Cowichan and the surrounding areas. “The people that have discussed it (the four-year terms) in the past have said it’s going to detract people from running, but I think it’s definitely going to flush out the people who really are dedicated to their communities and who are going to be there long term, and not

just short term as a flash in the pan type of thing.” Day is also serving his second term and has been with Forrest every step of the way. “Things move so slow in government so it’ll give those people who are in a chance to see the plans come to fruition. So in that respect, it’s going to bring a lot of satisfaction for those who get into office.” Day also quashed rumours that he will be running for the mayor’s position and will once again run as a councillor. Like Day and Forrest, Coun. Jayne Ingram sees the four-year term as a great platform to see major projects through to the end. “It gives a stronger length of time to see major projects through,” said Ingram. “However four years is a lot longer than three and therefore is a bigger commitment to somebody new coming into municipal politics, although I’m hoping that wouldn’t change anyone’s mind. To the ones already strongly committed who have already been elected, it won’t make any difference.” Ingram is unsure whether she will run for office again and is also coming to the end of her second three-year term in a row. “I haven’t decided yet. It’s a few months from now (the election) and I’ll decide whether I want to run for another four years. It has crossed my mind but I haven’t given it total thought. I do have my family to consider. “I’ve really enjoyed my tenure, it’s been lots of fun. We’ve made a lot of big changes that I really like.”

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Valley teachers support Keep your strong strike position history handy Ashley Degraaf

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Andrew Leong Lake CowiChan Gazette Cowichan and Lake Cowichan teachers have joined with the B.C. Teachers’ Federation membership in delivering a strong strike mandate. Public school teachers voted 89% in favour of strike action in three stages following voting conducted during three days last week. The BCTF does not provide a breakdown of the vote tally for each local. “As for what teachers are thinking in Cowichan, I can say that they are aware that we are in the same predicament as we have been for the past 12 years,’’ noted Naomi Nilsson, president of the Cowichan District Teachers’ Association. “We have the same government in power that stripped our collective agreements of class side and composition language. “We are hopeful that the overwhelmingly positive strike vote will be enough to ensure BCPSEA (B.C. Public School Employers’ Association) secures a deal with us provincially. A strike vote is not something taken lightly, nor is engaging in any sort of job action. We hope this is resolved as soon as possible.’’ “The teachers of the Lake Cowichan local support our BCTF bargaining team and have confidence in them,’’ added Chris Rolls, president of the Lake Cowichan Teachers’ Association. “Lake teachers clearly want a negotiated settlement rather than a legislated response from government, especially given the two B.C. Court rulings that class size and composition should not have been stripped from

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our collective agreements.’’ BCTF president Jim Iker indicated there is no set schedule on when work-to-rule action would begin. “It will depend entirely on what is happening at the negotiating table and whether or not the government and the employers’ association are prepared to be fair and reasonable,’’ he said after vote results were made public Thursday evening. More than 29.000 teachers voted, with 26,000 saying ‘yes’ to the strike option that can be activated on 72 hours’ notice within 90 days. Phase one of the strike plan would be refusing meetings or communication with administrators and working to rule on hours, except for pre-arranged voluntary activities. Phase two is rotating one-day walkouts in districts around the province. Phase three, a full-scale strike, would require a second vote by members to authorize. — with a file from Tom Fletcher

Having been a paramedic with the B.C. Ambulance Service for more than 24 years, Lake Cowichan’s Tammy Gagne feels it doesn’t hurt to remind people about the importance of keeping a record of their medical information and those of parents who may be in care. This information can be vital to people like Gagne when she and her colleagues are visiting a care home or assisted living residence in an emergency situation. Privacy laws in B.C. mean this information isn’t always at the fingertips of nurses or care attendants. Because of this, the onus to provide it lies with the family of those in care “I think people put their loved ones into care homes thinking this information is there,” Gagne said, noting she’s had to break into locked medicine boxes to find information off pill bottles. “It’s up to the relatives, I believe, to get this information, to put it on the fridge door or wherever.” Gagne suggests writing down the person’s name, date of birth, medical history, allergies, and current medicine. She also advises to family members to keep tabs that information is up to date, and then leave that information somewhere where it’s easy to access if emergency crews are at the door. “We don’t know sometimes if they have allergies,” she said. “It becomes all very frustrating.” Especially when she and other paramedics just want to ensure the most healthiest outcomes in dire situations, as well as a smooth transition to hospital. “We are able to manage, and we still deal with it, we deal with what we have, but it would sure make things easier,” she said.

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There’s a nurse practitioner in town, the first one ever for Lake Cowichan. Valerie Jefferd — who has her masters degree in nursing— flew in from the Northwest Territories at the end of last year and now works Monday to Friday, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., out of Brookside Medical Clinic alongside Dr. Gary Toth. “I started at the Kaatza Health Unit in December and didn’t start at Brookside until the new year,” explained Jefferd. “I was in the Northwest Territories but I am originally from B.C.” The nurse practitioner stated she was looking for a new adventure amid her move to Vancouver Island. “The position was advertised by Island Health and my husband and I were looking to re-locate.” Jefferd is a member of the College of Registered Nurses of British Columbia and is the latest in a recent influx of health care professionals to Cowichan Lake, with Island Health also announcing last week the arrival of two new physicians to Brookside this summer. She agrees that a nurse practitioner can literally do pretty much anything a doctor can, apart from surgery. “We work independently. We diagnose, we treat

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Valerie Jefferd is the first nurse practitioner at the Lake and works out of the Brookside Medical Clinic.

chronic diseases, we determine whether something requires a prescription or not. We’re family primary care providers and do small office procedures, although we don’t deliver babies.” Not only are nurse practitioners new to Lake Cowichan, they are also relatively new to the province in general, according to Jefferd. “Nurse practitioners are fairly new to B.C. and they’ve never had a nurse practitioner in Lake Cowichan. We are an independent practice but we can work with various health care providers like doctors and physicians. I’m delighted to be here.”


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Cowichan Lake residents unhappy Hill 60 webcam moved Camera move: Drive BC move of Hwy. 18’s Hill 60 webcam to Mesachie Lake dismays many Cowichan Lake area residents

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Many Cowichan Lake residents are unhappy at the moving of a local webcam that allows drivers to view road conditions online. A few months ago, the Ministry of Transportation and Infrastructure moved the webcam from Highway 18 at Hill 60 to the circular route at Mesachie Lake, at the intersection of South Shore Road and Pacific Marine Road. That move has infuriated many Cowichan Lake residents who claim road conditions were always the worst at the old location and gave drivers the best idea of road conditions along Highway 18 near Lake Cowichan. “I have nothing against a camera in Mesachie, but the one on Hill 60 was always our go-to one. That is the one that let us know what the worst part of the highway would look like. Absolutely sucks that it is gone,” wrote Amanda Riley Sawatzky on the Gazette’s Facebook page. “That camera has been a godsend to so many of us over the years. There are also local and out of town sports and school teams that use it to provide a safe travel experience for their members,” wrote Rose Darling, similarly. The camera is yet to get up and running at the new location. “I think it shows that whoever is moving the camera isn’t aware how different the weather can be at Hill 60 and how necessary the camera is for people to plan a safe trip down Highway 18 in inclement weather,” wrote Lillian Laird. “I think that they should have left it where it was because that is a crucial spot in the winter on Highway 18. If it is ugly there I am not going anywhere near the highway. The powers that be could have found the money to put another camera in Mesachie Lake for the circle route turnoff. Don’t cheap out on our safety,” wrote Penny Leach.

“Whoever decided to move the camera never drove Highway 18 in the winter. This is the highest spot and the best location to show road conditions. Why the need for a camera in Mesachie Lake is beyond me,” said John Leach. The ministry’s reason for the move was that the old camera location was close to the one at Skutz Falls, thus “providing similar information.” “There can be a big difference between Skutz and Hill 60. I was hoping they would put it near Paldi near a street light so you can see what’s going on before leaving for work in the dark. How about adding another one?” queried Shaunne Rowbottom. “”It’s defintely not the spot for the camera. Try the bottom of Hill 60 going up thats where we get the most snow,” wrote Leah Toivonen. Seemingly the ministry is sticking to its guns and won’t be moving the camera back anytime soon. “There is a highway cam nearby; about 8.5 kilometres (about a six minute drive) from the old Cowichan cam, at Skutz Falls that should give you a fairly good idea of what’s going on the road,” said an email from the ministry. CVRD Area F (Cowichan Lake South/Skutz Falls) director Ian Morrison seems to think there may be light at the end of the tunnel. “While I know for sure the old equipment that Mainroad (Highways maintenance contractor) owned at Hill 60 won’t be returning to that location, information I’ve received gives me some hope there will be webcam services at the Hill 60 site in the future, yet just when will be dependent on provincial funding making that a reality,” Morrison told the Honeymoon Bay News. Webcams illustrating driving conditions can be viewed online at DriveBC’s website. You can email TRANBMClientRelations@gov. bc.ca or go to http://tranbc.ca/2013/12/06/5-reasonswhy-we-moved-that-drivebc-highwaycam/ to voice your opinion.

Town receives complaint of dangerous trees Ross Armour

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The Town of Lake Cowichan has received a complaint with regards to trees located at the corner of Comiaken Avenue and Cottonwood Street. The complaint was presented to council at last Tuesday’s Public Works Committee meeting where Sandra and Brian Avery highlighted their concerns in a letter. “There are several large trees on the boulevard in front of our property that are on town land,” read the Averys’ letter. “Two of the trees near Cottonwood corner are lifting the cement wall that borders our yard and have split it. The wall predates these large self seeded trees and were never intended to get to the size they are. “The branches of these trees freeze to the roofs of parked cars and make the sloping sidewalk slippy with their needles. A third tree on the opposite end of the boulevard has low hanging branches over the sidewalk that have been a source of complaints to the town. I would prefer that the two trees that are causing our wall to disintegrate to be removed completely.” Town superintendent Nagi Rizk didn’t seem to think there was a problem “to his knowledge” but chief administrator Joe Fernandez believe it’s something the town must look into at least. “We will deal with the property owners and if the trees have been planted by the owners, that’s something we’ll need to address. We’ll go with the existing policy.” Coun. Tim McGonigle highlighted the fact that the current policy only requires action for

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Kinsmen Club appeals to town; financing to improve Duck Pond Kinsmen Club: Delegation asks town for money to enhance Duck Pond playground equipment Ross Armour

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Lake Cowichan’s Kinsmen Club is hoping to work with town council in order to improve the playground equipment at the Duck Pond. A Kinsmen delegation showed up at council’s Parks, Recreation and Culture Committee meeting last Tuesday at town hall in a bid to receive funds from council to go ahead with the work. The move comes after numerous attempts by the Kinsmen to attain grants-in-aid from various avenues were knocked back. “The Duck Pond is high on our radar,” said Troy Douglas at the meeting. “The upper float is in rough shape and what we can’t do on our own is update the playground equipment. Hundreds of people use it.” Douglas and other Kinsmen are envisioning a long string of maintenance work that will bring the pond’s equipment up to what they see as modern day standards.

“We’d like to see more maintenance. We’d like to see the bathrooms painted and possibly a mural on the wall. We could target fundraising money if the town supports us. It’d be close to $100,000 to bring it up to 21st century standards as right now, it’s not nice for the town’s kids.” Coun. Tim McGonigle was appreciative of Douglas’ vision and pleas. “I think the key here is collaboration. We can look at your vision, you can look at ours and then we can see what we’re able to finance. The Duck Pond is a major attraction in the summertime. The playground equipment there is not in our budget this year.” Like McGonigle, Mayor Ross Forrest believes there’s a stronger chance of money being raised if the town and the Kinsmen Club work together. “Municipalities aren’t eligible to apply for BC Lottery money but with you working with us, that creates stronger possibilities,” said the mayor.

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Proceedings here at the B.C. Vancouver mayor Sam Sullivan legislature were briefly thrust into now elected to serve using their the spotlight last week, firing up wheelchairs. the radio talk shows and twitter A costly new outside access feeds. ramp assisted Kenny Michell, No, it wasn’t the B.C. Liberal who visited last week to tell his government forcing through leg- harrowing story of the Burns Lake islation to allow industrial “re- sawmill explosion that nearly search” for things like pipeline burned him to death in 2012 and routes in provincial left him in a wheelchair. parks, or the debate on The NDP brought a sanctioned wolf and delegation of survivors grizzly kills. It wasn’t and family members of the teacher strike vote, the dead from sawdust as the scripted motions explosions in Burns of that ritual combat are BC Bureau Lake and Prince George. well known to weary By Tom Fletcher They supported the opparents. position’s demand for an It was muffins. More independent inquiry, alspecifically, “free” muffins in a though their own demands ranged newly relocated and equipped from counselling for long-sufferMLA lounge, and a rack installed ing wives to seeing someone punto hold the said muffins at a cost ished for alleged negligence. of $733. The scandal pushed in this tragThis was portrayed as part of a ic story is that some evidence was spending spree by Richmond East not protected by WorkSafeBC and MLA Linda Reid, elected Speaker wouldn’t have been admissible in last summer. In fact it’s just the lat- court. Prosecutors also said they est phase of a strikingly expensive had enough evidence for charges, refit to provide wheelchair access, but the companies or executives which Reid has championed. would be able to show “due diliThe new MLA lounge replac- gence” that would likely result in es a seldom-used one at the top acquittal. of steep stairs high in the 1898 What that means in English is stone structure. The new lounge is that the explosion risk of extra-dry served by a ramp near the chamber dust and air wasn’t fully grasped exit to another under-used room in by either mill operators or Workthe library, and equipped with big- SafeBC. All B.C. mills are now screen TVs to follow proceedings, subject to more scrutiny, and a similar to those installed in the leg- coroner’s inquest will be calling islature chamber last year. witnesses this fall to see what lesEverything done here is expen- sons can be learned. sive, from matching ornate woodBack to pipelines through parks. work to upgrading ancient plumb- This may seem like a scandal to ing and wiring. But the public, urban B.C. residents who already conditioned by media to expect fret about the possibility of the corruption and scandal, would 60-year-old Trans Mountain piperather be outraged about free muf- line, or one of several proposed fins. gas pipelines, intruding on a park. Prior to this, MLAs had to It’s not as well known that Trans troop down to the basement din- Mountain completed a major ing room to put muffins and cof- twinning and upgrading project on fee on their expense accounts, or the Alberta side in 2008. It crosses have an assistant fetch them. The Mount Robson Provincial Park outraged talk shows didn’t men- and Jasper National Park, without tion that. There are access issues incident or scandal to date. in the dining room too, a fact more But back to muffingate, as it’s difficult to ignore with Children become known around here. I and Family Development Minis- don’t know why people are so ter Stephanie Cadieux, Paralym- cynical and uninterested in serious pian Michelle Stilwell and former issues. I wish I did.

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Re: Street Beat, Opinion, March 5

I was reading the question about a dog park and if we need one. One lady replied, “no,” as dogs fight at them. I have been to numerous dog parks and have never encountered any problem with dogs fighting. One that I was at in Nanaimo had at least 30 dogs while I was there with my Rottie. There was every breed of dog there including Pit Bulls, Labs and, Spaniels. Not one dog fight. She suggested an on-leash park but my experience is that causes more problems than off-leash. Every dog park I have been to requires off-leash at the gate. Dog parks are a great place for dogs to socialize and burn off some energy and their humans meet some really neat people. Val Sangster, Lake Cowichan

Perhaps many teachers are happy the way things are Dear Editor:

B.C. Teachers Federation says there are over 41,000 school teachers in the federation. Strike vote results from March 6, show that only 29,301 teachers voted with 26,051 voting yes for strike action. This leaves 14,949 teachers or 36.46%, that seem to be happy with the way things are. The way things are is that the average teacher wage in B.C. is $89,000 per year ($70,624 in wages, $18,000 in benefits), two weeks off at Christmas, two week spring break, lieu days, a pension plan that the B.C. taxpayers pay 16.13% of salary into plan, having the months of July and August off, and a taxpayer funded benefits plan. With the Alberta Teachers Federation recent four-year contract of 0% increase in the first three years, and a 2% pay raise in the fourth year with a cash bonus, and with the announcement March 7, 2014 that Staples will be closing 225 stores, these 14,949 are saying, “Things are great the way they are. We are lucky to be working.” Joe Sawchuk, Duncan

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We asked: Do you feel Lake Cowichan residents should pay taxes towards CVRD area parks accession and maintenance?

Denny Seppala “I would have to look into it, but I believe I would be in favour of supporting it.”

Paul Goulet “No. There are things we should be paying for and things we should not be paying for. Because of my age, I don’t benefit from that. I don’t mind helping out. We give to the SPCA for example but it’s things that I’ll benefit from as well.”

Al Capeling of Youbou was the excited winner of VIRL- Cowichan Lake branch’s “Freedom to Read” week quiz. He correctly identified a classic “banned” book title via a series of unflattering online reviews. With more rain in the forecast, it looks like he’ll get plenty of use out of his new VIRL umbrella.

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Health care major concern for Canadians, system needs to target efficient system It is the time of year when bills from Christmas come due and people’s resolutions to curb spending or reduce debt are reflected in one’s wallet or purse feeling a little lighter. So it is no surprise that in recent polls on what issue Canadians are most worried about, health care continues to be the number one answer. For years we’ve heard stories of our neighbours to the south going bankrupt to pay medical fees. At the same time, we’ve seen our health care system stagnate. While most Canadians still enjoy excellent medical care when they need it, too many wait to find a family doctor or for a visit to a specialist. In 2004, the federal government sat down with the premiers of all provinces and territories to come up with a new health care deal. Provinces rightly pointed out that the federal government had reduced its share of health care funding to 20 percent from the original 50 percent when Medicare was first introduced. In turn, the federal government pointed out that provinces were not being innovative enough and reducing the cost of health care through reforms and a focus on wellness. So a series of Health Accords were made and the provinces agreed to transform health care and the federal government agreed to provide funding without further conditions. Ten years on and the Health Council of Canada (soon to be disbanded by the Con-

servative government) reports that very little progress was made — while wait times came down in some areas, like knee replacements, the delays for other procedures grew. And no government has a plan for the demographic bulge of baby boomers moving into retirement and needing more health care than ever before. New Democrats know that an effective health system does need investments but they should be targeted and actually work to make the system more Jean efficient. Crowder For example, a national pharmaceutical strategy would help Canada bulk buy drugs on a common list, reducing costs and helping ease drug shortages some areas have experienced. The Health Accords also called for electronic health records to reduce errors and speed up access to specialists. Improving home care is probably the biggest single change that could improve the efficiency of our health care system. From paramedics starting to do home visits for basic medical checks to the simplicity of calling seniors daily to check up on them, best practices need to be shared so those improvements can be implemented wherever they make sense. New Democrats believe that with the necessary resources we can have a modern, efficient health care system based on the principles of the universal, single-payer public system Canadians enjoy.

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Diana Ketch “Well, myself, I go to a lot of those parks so the money is worth it. The one thing I am not okay with is the pool.”

Scarlett Feltrin “I think after that whole fiasco with the pool I would say yes now. We are all part of the Cowichan Valley and we should be contributing, especially if we are using them.”

Holly Greaves “I do agree paying that one. What I disagree with, is paying for the pool. I agree with the parks because I feel they are important. I do use the parks.”

Strong commitment by volunteers makes community a better place

Ross Forrest

MAyOr’s rEPOrT The overwhelming support Choose Cowichan Lake has received is a testament to the strength and commitment so many have made to making our community a much healthier place to live in. The Town of Lake Cowichan has given approval to submitting an application under the Healthy Communities Capacity Building Fund for a $20,000 grant. This grant, if successful, would be used for a study towards an initiative being considered for a project at Centennial Park. We are taking into consideration in our budget for 2014, the purchase of a new garbage truck for use in the collection of organics which we intend to start in 2015. Our residents have done a good job of reducing waste through the recycling program and we are confident that having the opportunity to reduce even more of our waste through the collection of organics will be of great benefit to our town. Another strong commitment we are witnessing in our community is the effort being made by the many stewards who are working at protecting and enhancing our watershed. With over 200 delegates participating at

the Water Governance Forum held in Duncan over three days in January of this year, it is indeed reassuring to see how many people are strongly committed to protecting our most precious resource — water. The Cowichan Lake River Stewardship Society and the Cowichan Watershed Board are a couple of the groups working diligently to protect our watershed. However, the issues affecting the watershed should be ones we should, as individuals, all be putting much more thought into. Ask yourself this simple question, “How much do you value water?” Lake Cowichan’s relationship to water is obvious. The importance of our water is unquestionable. Our lake and river are the resources that sustain our community. We owe it more respect than we are giving them. These stewardship groups I have referred to are helping guide all of us in that respect process. Please support these organizations as they work for the benefit of us all. It was very encouraging to see the Cowichan Theatre at near capacity for the premiere of the movie Resilience, a documentary on the Cowichan River and watershed. This documentary is a must see if we want to appreciate the diverse environment we live in. I highly recom-

mend you try to attend the showings that will be provided in our respective municipalities. The year-end reports are in for the Vancouver Island Regional Libraries and the numbers for Lake Cowichan are very promising. For 2013 the Cowichan Lake branch welcomed over 35,000 visitors with 62,000 items being checked out. Our recently built library has seen a substantial increase in both usage and the number of new cards issued, since it opened its doors last year. We would like to express our appreciation to Catalyst Paper for its $5,000 contribution to our float at Saywell Park. Assistance from different organizations goes a long way to helping us complete the many positive projects that all of us benefit from. The two vacant positions on our Advisory Planning Commission have been filled by Ross Fitzgerald and Diane Goode. We are very confident that these two new members will complement Chris Rolls, Les Bowd and Tara Bushby — the existing members of the Commission — well. Thank you to this dedicated group of volunteers. Your work is much appreciated. Thank you to all of the many volunteers who work tirelessly for the betterment of our community.

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History class about Palsson Palsson Elementary District No. 66, School, the only school anticipated an left that serves the eventual jump in children of the area enrollment which for Grades K-3, first would require a Rolli opened its doors on new facility. Gunderson February 21, 1977. After a series The new building, PAGES OF HISTORY of delays caused which opened with by “unusual site 154 students and six development teachers, was named in honour of problems,” construction of the local educators Oscar and Lucile building began in the spring of Palsson. 1976 with the official opening of After a combined total of 49 the school taking place on May years teaching at Lake Cowichan 4, 1977. High School/Lake Cowichan Amato Fantillo, who had taught Secondary School, the Palsson’s in the district since about 1965, retired in 1975. Both school was appointed principal of the teachers, Oscar had taken over school. Local contractor J. L. the position of principal at LCHS Peterson Construction Ltd., (Jim (now LCS) in the 1960s followPeterson) built the facility at a cost ing the retirement of former high of $581,000 or $46.50 per square school principal Jack Saywell. foot, (low by today’s standards). LCHS school librarian, Lucile In March 1979, the local Palsson, taught from 1957 until RCMP detachment and the 1977. school set-up a school crosswalk The new seven-room elementa- program made up of 14 Grade 5 ry school had been planned since students. 1974, when the Board of Trustees The children underwent of the Cowichan Lake School crosswalk-guard training under

the instruction of local RCMP member, Sgt., Olfert. The program, which Olfert hoped would become permanent, lasted until the board eventually hired adult guards. The program, as were many others, are now long gone but were very valuable at the time. By 2006, the school had run out of space therefore “portable classrooms” were moved onto the school grounds to take the overflow. Last year more portables were moved onto the playground area and are now classrooms for many young students. On Jan. 30, 2013, the school hosted a birthday tea for Mrs. Lucile Palsson on the occasion of her 95th birthday. During the event, the children sang the official school song, titled The Palsson Song, much to the joy of everyone present but especially Mrs. Palsson. As of March 5, Palsson Elementary has an enrollment of 168.


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Lake karate kid wins bronze at BC Games, female hockey player 4th up losing to the gold medal winner. I was blown away by how talented some of the other competitors were, A Lake Cowichan kid recently won it was awesome to be around so many others who love karate as a bronze medal at the BC Winter much as I do. Games. “I want to thank Sensei Fernando Jacob Marcelic, 12, trains with Correia and Sensei Loretta Schwab the Fernando Correia School of for the many many hours of training Karate and brought home the and support they have given me bronze from the Games held Feb. over the years. I would also like to 21-23 in Mission. thank Geoffery and Jean Newell for “[Jacob] was in the boys +55kg Kumite/sparring event and received all the help they gave me preparing for the Winter Games, they have the bronze medal. He had some been excellent role models for me,” tough competition as most of the said Marcelic. other boys were almost 14 while Mom Tiffany Jacob just recently was equally turned 12 so I proud. would say he did “We are so very well,” said proud of Jacob for Loretta M. all the hard work Schwab from the and dedication Fernando Correia he has put in to School of Karate his karate,” she in an email to the said. “Seeing him Debbie Feguson Gazette. “The BC walk into Mission Games is for 12-to Raceway during 13-year-olds and this is the starting point for them to be able to join the the athlete’s parade at the opening ceremonies was definitely one of Karate BC Team and move toward our happiest moments as parents attending the Canadian Nationals.” thus far. Now that Jacob has seen The karate events for the Games just how good his competition can were held at the recreation centre be he is more determined than ever in nearby Pitt Meadows with 92 to keep improving. We are so happy competitors from all over the for him and will continue to support province registering for karate whatever his dreams may be.” competition. Elsewhere at the Games, in “Jacob worked hard to qualify to go the games and never missed one hockey play, Lake Cowichan’s Katie Ferguson was part of the of the gruelling training (sessions) Vancouver Island team that finished and (he) should be proud of (his) fourth, just missing out on a shot at achievement,” said Schwab who gold. said the event was a tiring but “The BC Games weekend was exciting one. “The kids arrived on spectacular,” said mom Debbie the Thursday, and were all training in an email to the Gazette. “Katie for the big event days all day had so much fun and played Friday. It was an exhausting and some incredible hockey. They nerve wracking few days for all had a shootout with the team that of them but whether they earned a medal or not they all said that it was won gold and if we had won the shootout she would have been the best experience they ever had.” Marcelic believes the Games was playing for gold, so that was disappointing. The girls ended up an experience of a lifetime. coming in fourth place out of eight “I had such a great time at the teams, so they still did really well. Submitted BC Winter Games,” he said in It was a great experience for Katie an email. “I made so many new Top: Jacob Marcelic holds his bronze medal that he won at and has inspired her to keep striving the recent BC Winter Games. friends from all over the province for her dreams. Katie made new and I can’t wait to see them all friends and memories that will last again at upcoming tournaments. Above: Katie Ferguson in action at the BC Winter Games. The competition was tough, I ended a lifetime.” Ross Armour

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Defending yourself with confidence. The 24 students that attended the Anti-Bullying workshop at the Cowichan Lake Sports Arena on Feb. 22 learned how to defend themselves with Karate. “Stop!” It could be as simple as that. If not, the kids were taught other methods to help stop a bully. Sensi Jordon Giebel also teaches a Karate class Fridays at the Centennial Hall.

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Team Canada wins Tankard

Malcolm Chalmers photos Morgan Bouchard, Isabelle Birosh-Varao, Savanah Birosh-Varao, Katelyn Doherty, Callie Hartshorn, Avalon Mearns and Hailey Saunders are all Shakin at the Hop with (Risso) Brooklyn Kruk.

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Mike Waller, left, the president of the Cowichan Rocks Curling Club, and Ryan Rai a Director of CRCC — both chosen to represent our area for curling in the Tankard — and manager of Cowichan Lake Recreation as well as the host committee’s chairperson for the International Tankard, Linda Blatchford hold the Silver tankards.

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Shirley Kitchen, in town for the International Tankard Bonspiel this past weekend (March 7-9) is happy to be curling in Lake Cowichan. “My brother lives here. He’s Gordon March of Cowichan Fly and Tackle.”

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Stage 4 and 5 CanSkate girls: Jaden Denman, Danielle Dohert, Asia Nichols and Cheyene Riggs, perform Beauty School Drop Out

Top: Elijah Vaughan as Vince Fontaine, skates in Grease, the Cowichan Lake District Skating Club’s ice show on March 7. Above: Mariah Segee ‘shoots the duck’ to Rockin Roll Party Queen at the ice show.

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Grease lightning certainly struck Lake Cowichan to great effect last Friday. On that evening, the Cowichan Lake Skating Club presented its rendition of the famous American musical Grease at the Cowichan Sports Arena. “I thought it was absolutely fabulous,” said club vice president Cindy Kruk. “The feedback was that they (the audience) loved it!” Around 175 people attended the show, which was entry by donation, raising just over $1,000 for the club.

The lucky winner of the 50/50 draw also took home $174. “I appreciate the support from the community and a big support base came from the skaters’ friends,” said Kruk. “The guys at the arena, Gus and Clarke, helped us so much with the decorating. They helped us hang curtain, stars and so on. Big heavy stuff. All in all, it was a positive community team effort to put the show on.” Specially for the show, coach and choreographer Lorraine Francisty brought in synchronized skating team, the Duncanettes, to perform for the crowd.

Notably, local girl Emily Vaughan was part of that team. “People were happy to see the skating show continue,” said Kruk. “The arena was so busy. It was nice to see it being used [so well].” The CanSkate yearly awards were also announced on the night. Tyler Hamilton was awarded the Spirit of Skating Award, Jaden Denman won most improved CanSkater, Asia Nichols took home the CanSkater of the Year title and, Brooklyn Kruk was named Star Skater of the Year.

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Canada wins the Silver at the International Tankard Curling Bonspeil hosted in Lake Cowichan by the Cowichan Rocks Curling Club and Cowichan Lake Recreation on March 9. In this case Silver is number one because it’s the colour of the International Tankard that will remain in Canada for another year. Canada beat the US teams 13-5. The International Tankard trophy was presented to 78-year-old Ray Fields, from Esquimalt, one of the oldest players in the Bonspiel. The exchange of ideas, and meeting and making friendships, is the main reason to attend this event. The Friday night social get-together, the Saturday night banquet to the closing ceremonies on Sunday, the volunteers make and renew friendships made through the sport of curling. “The border between the US and Canada doesn’t matter to them, we are curlers.” said April GaleSeixeiro, rep for Washington State, at the closing ceremonies of the International Tankard on Sunday. Linda Blachford, manager of Cowichan Lake Recreation, says she now has all sorts of information to help increase user-ship of the curling rink. Ideas like where to get grants to build ramps for the disabled players that will allow the older participants to continue to play the game or grants to encourage junior curling. “It’s kids like 5-year-old Jaxon Zalinko, who will keep curling popular in to the future.” remarked Blatchford. That is the message the volunteer participants will take back to their curling clubs that will help increase the popularity of the sport with the younger people in their communities.


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Cracking Canada’s small car conundrum likely to adopt the same numeric GENEVA, Switzerland - Small moniker. The concept vehicle has cars are huge here in Europe, if an all-new 1.5-litre SKYACTIV-D not in size certainly in numbers. diesel engine. Everywhere you turn, it seems Citroen no longer sells in North there is either a Ford Fiesta America though periodically or an Opel Astra (the General we hear rumours of a return by Motors subsidiary) about to the French manufacturer and its cross your path. If it is not those home rivals, Peugeot and Reexamples, there are any number nault. Their lines are so different of other similar sized economy While there is a to the often indistinguishable cars from the likes of Citroen, greater acceptance of small cars we get. Some of the VW, and Peugeot buzzing by. Micro cars such as the tiny smaller vehicles in our French creations are positively and I found myself gawSmart, with which we are facities, people outside funky ping at such an example in the miliar, and even smaller vehicles urban areas have new Citroen C4 Cactus. It’s zip into roadside parking spots where previously only a motormore ground to cover designed to challenge the likes of the Ford Focus and the VW Golf. cycle would park. and so are tempted It uses lightweight materials exMy two-prong mission at the by larger vehicles. tensively, including an aluminum Geneva Motor Show was to hood, which means it sips gas. view small cars we might see Keith Morgan The rubberized pads along the sometime soon and others we side would be perfect for people never will see but wish we who regularly have close encounters with could! Then ponder whether small cars will garage doorframes! ever catch on here in the way they have in General Motors looks to penetrate the difficult Europe. younger buyer marked with its Opel/VauxThere was something familiar about the first hall Adam. It’s dressed up in interesting car I encountered in the giant Palexpo show colours but it’s what is under the hood that buildings. Ah yes, a European version of the makes it really interesting. It has a variety trusty Honda Civic – Canada’s hottest seller of bigger engines as options but its smallest in that market segment. I am sure Honda engine is a new 1.0-litre, three-cylinder gas Canada would sell more if they resembled the engine, mated to a six-speed manual transvery hot Type R concept, which is destined to mission, with the pulling power of 1.6-litre be a racer. Yes, the new North American Civic power plant. Fuel consumption is expected is sportier than the last generation but the to be a miserly 4.5 L/100 km (combined city Euro versions always seem that bit sharper in highway). It may show up here in some form design. but right now GM has more than its fair share Next up was the Mazda Hazumi hatchback, of small cars. expected successor to the current Mazda2 and

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So far, I’ve looked at econo cars at the lower end of the market. No point in me offering price details because all Euro cars are substantially more expensive than the same examples sold here in Canada. Finally, I cast a close eye over the Audi S1, which is a hot sportback version of the popular A1. It comes with a 228hp 2.0-litre turbocharged gas engine capable of hitting 100 km/h in less than six seconds. I will reveal it will sell for more than $40,000 in the UK. It’s fast, it’s a premium offering and I’ll eat my hat if it shows up here. All of the above have great fuel economy going for them and most are competitively priced. The common keys to their success likely come down to two key factors. Impressive fuel consumption numbers matter because fuel in Europe is substantially more expensive than here. And Europe is crawling with folks going about their daily duties on often far less land and road space. While there is a greater acceptance of smaller vehicles in our cities, people outside urban areas have more ground to cover and so are tempted by larger vehicles, especially as a first family vehicle. And the truth is that the advances in fuel saving technology means there’s not a massive difference between the econo-cars and small family sedans. And perhaps a bigger factor is for “an extra $20 a month, madam, you could have the roominess and utility of this car.” A line heard in most dealerships, most days. And the sales people are not wrong. keith.morgan@drivewaybc.ca

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Thursday, March 13 • “Mammograms save lives,â€? reads the bulletin emailed to the Gazette. The BC Cancer Agency’s screening mammography mobile service will be at the Kaatza Health Unit, 58 Cowichan Avenue West, on March 13 and 14. By age 50, women should make screening mammograms part of their health routine. Call 1.800.663.9203 or visit smpbc. ca to book an appointment. No doctors referral needed for women ages 40-79. Saturday, March 15 • Free movie night! Honeymoon Bay Society presents the 2011 PG13 war drama film War Horse at the Honeymoon Bay Hall. Doors open at 6:30 p.m. and the movie plays at 7p.m. The Everything is $1 concession will be open for your snacking pleasure.

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by John Rudzik

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☞ Between the pages at Cowichan Lake library

• It’s Family Storytime at the Cowichan Lake Library on Thursday, March 6 and 13 starting at 10:30 a.m. This program of stories, songs, rhymes and fun is geared toward children 0-5-years and their families. • Our eLibrary is a program to learn about new online services, borrowing e-books, streaming music and more. Book a one-onone appointment on Friday, March 7 between 2 p.m. and 3 p.m. to get help setting up your laptop, tablet or smart phone to access eLibrary. • A playful program of rhymes, Tuesday, March 18 songs and storytelling is what the • Lake Bloomers’ Garden Club Parent and Child Mother Goose Professionals Professionals meets the third Tuesday of each Connecting time is all about. The program is month at the Seniors’ Centre at 1 geared for children 0-2years-old on P.M. and that we are looking for Tuesdays, 10-11 a.m. new members. email cgaustin@ • Don’t be board! Ditch the TV shaw.ca for further information. and come to the library for Family Board Game Night on Wednesday, Friday, March 28 March 12, 6-7:30 p.m. Celebrate • Luisa Marshall’s tribute to the spring break with an old fashioned queen of rock ‘n’ roll, Tina Turner, family night out playing board is coming to Lake Cowichan Legion with the show starting at 8p.m. games. Bring your own or check out the library’s classics. She is ‘simply the best,’ and has

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Lake Cowichan Brownies enjoying a story at the library.

☞ By the way . . . • Work has started on a major renovation to the Lake Cowichan branch of B.C. Liquor Store. The updates which will feature

new floors, centre racks , and a new store front with sliding entrance doors, is expected to be completed by the end of March. The store will remain open with its regular hours during

the work. This is the first major renovation of the store since it first opened in the early 1970s. • The Cowichan Lake Seniors’ Association is holding their annual Spring Bazaar on Saturday, April 5 from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. All types of vendors are welcome; new and used items, baking, crafts, books, soaps etcetera. For more information and to book tables call 250-749-6121. • The Depot on 53 North Shore Road in Lake Cowichan can take all your refundable containers. They even sort for you and this month your returns can help the continued fundraising efforts supporting Aimee Smith — a young mother of five who is fighting cancer. • March is Food Drive at Lake Cowichan Curves. Bring in a donation for the food drive supporting the Lake Cowichan Food Bank and they will waive their $59 sign up fee! (This includes

returning members.) • At the Feb. 25 Legion Branch No. 210’s last meeting the 2014 executive were sworn in by Zone Commander Dwight Grieve. President: Wilma Rowbottom, 1st Vice: Steve Lumb, Past President: Earl McIntyre, Treasurer: Jay deGoesbriand, Executive ommittee are: Lori Scholey, Maggie Sullivan, Karen Worthington, Lola Sinclair, and George Rowbottom, Service Officer: Steve Lumb, Sargeant at Arms: Sam Jones, Secretary: Theresa LeFloch. • Nora Hayward, secretary for the Lake Cowichan Animal Rescue Society, wrote-in about the society’s annual general meeting on Feb. 22. A lunch was served and appreciated by the well attended membership and volunteers. Jodie Uhrich — a new director at large — was added to the Board of Directors, making 10 directors in total. It was decided

that from the 10 directors, a new president would be chosen. Guest speaker Valerie Shave shared an interesting and humorous story on how her family brought back their Chinese cat from China and the fun they had getting her through customs and into Canada. The main theme of her talk was that pets are family and how cruel for pet owners to move on and leave their cats/dogs destitute to fend for themselves. Talks continued with board member and director, Norm Robillard. He shared how animals had to be slaughtered for human consumption but there was a humane way of doing it. Apparently many farms are not adhering to humane methods. The society’s volunteers, and those who had donated time and money to LCARS, were thanked. If anyone would like to donate to tthe society or have any questions, please call 250749-4040.

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