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Minor hockey: Scores with season-ending lunch and awards

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Casey Thomas (left), and Danielle Bissett carefully work together to plant a seedling along Oliver Creek on Friday while Damien Devlin (back) is diligent in ensuring the cedar sapling she planted has enough soil around it.

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James Van Hemert from Golder Associates talks to the crowd at Our Cowichan’s recent healthcare session which was looking for public input on the strengths and weaknesses of the Cowichan Lake community.

gathered at the session. “One of the strengths is the sense of community and the ability of the Cowichan Lake area to come together as one and create community-based solutions. An

Medical Clinic this summer. “Another strength is the multitude of services offered by the Cowichan Lake Community Services staff,” said Lise. “The new library has opened doors and now there

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the implementation and we hope this will be by mid 2015 at the latest.” Coun. Tim McGonigle sees affordable housing as a big issue that needs to be rectified. “Not all of my colleagues at the CVRD embrace this plan as much as I do. It’s a very worthwhile process. Affordable housing is a regional concern,” he said. Mayor Ross Forrest is hoping town officials and CVRD staff will “feed off each other” in rectifying the issues across the district. “I’d like to see all the elected officials in the CVRD get around a table in a room somewhere for the day,” said Forrest. “It would be nice to feed off North Cowichan council, or Duncan council or Ladysmith council. A day session might save a few of the steps.” Details of each plan can be viewed on the CVRD’s website.

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Consider what you like and how often you’d like to participate. Be honest with what your needs are now. Dream wildly but realistically. My hope is that this provides you with additional tools you want to invest in.” The strategy is being funded from the gas tax and has three phases. “We’re in phase one right now,” said Miller. “It’s the homework phase and we’re collecting data. We’ll launch into phase two in the summer, interacting dynamically with the community. Phase three is

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to look up to and take advice from when making decisions. “It’s incredibly important to have a long-term vision with larger infrastructure such as water systems, heat and power utilities. We need to work together to produce longterm,” said Miller. “It’s not a single issue plan about the environment, economy or social issues. It’s about integration of a lot of things.” The strategy will look at a variety of issues including climate change, land use, transportation, housing, employment, affordable housing and public safety. “So how can you be involved?

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the meeting. “We’re doing a major background study looking at big issues across the region. We’ve spoken to a lot of environmental organizations and mayors including Lake Cowichan’s and we’re in the process of the strategy being developed.” Five key priority areas of the strategy are climate change, environmental stewardship, human settlement, pollution prevention and leadership. In terms of the Regional Sustainability and Climate Action Strategy, the CVRD wants to create a higher level plan for municipalities

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The Town Of Lake Cowichan is set to be aligned closer to the Cowichan Valley Regional District in the future as the two work together to improve common local issues that are also scattered across the district. It is all part of the CVRD’s Regional Environment Strategic Plan as well as the Regional Sustainability and Climate Action Strategy. Kate Miller, manager of environmental initiatives at the CVRD, came out to the town’s Sustainable Planning and Development Committee meeting on March 18, outlining both plans and CVRD hopes of working closely with council and staff. “The Regional Environment Strategic Plan came about a year ago,” Miller explained to council at

example of that would be the work of the Choose Cowichan Lake team in resolving the lack of physicians issue in the area.” Two new physicians will arrive at Lake Cowichan’s Brookside

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A public input session regarding healthcare in the Cowichan Lake area has been deemed a huge success by the hosts. The session was put on last Wednesday by Our Cowichan Communities Health Network, at the meeting room in Cowichan Lake Sports Arena, as locals came out to express their views and what needs to be improved on to make the community more healthy. “What was really wonderful about the sessions was that the participants were able to identify what the real strengths were with regards to healthcare in the Cowichan Lake area,” said Cindy Lise, Our Cowichan’s regional facilitator. “It’s great to see so many wonderful things going on. The people have a vision of a healthy community and what it takes to get there.” Lise outlined some of the strengths of healthcare as locals see it, as a result of the information

is more youth stopping by there and picking up library cards. The area obviously has many natural strengths too including the trails and the water, and all of that builds community and gives people a better chance of being healthy.” Despite the strengths, there are some challenges too. “A couple of hotspots that need to be looked at is the lack of child care spaces available to families and the fact that a number of citizens don’t have employment in the area, even though they live there.” Our Cowichan has recently released a survey for the public to provide further, specific input to individual needs. “The health survey will be accessible to all communities throughout the Cowichan Valley and it will look beyond what organizations do. It will look at individuals and everything pulled together from the stats will show us how we can build on the strengths that are already there,” said Lise. “It’s just one piece of a bigger, longer term project and our entire report will be out at the end of May, early June.” The survey can be viewed and filled out at: http://fluidsurveys.com/s/ CowichanCommunityHealthSurvey/

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overcrowded and poor housing conditions.” Of the 22 per cent that are completely homeless, over 60 per cent have been without housing for a year, according to Sheppard. “Affordable housing is a key priority of ours and we’ve moved to make Affordable Housing Cowichan as an independent organization,” she said. “We’ll also be updating the status of our community report as it’s been four years since the last one.” Sheppard confirmed that SPC knows of over 100 people in the Cowichan Valley who are in absolute homelessness and a similar number in relative homelessness. Over 2,000 people have been estimated to be in precarious housing. Coun. Jayne Ingram is council’s representative to Social Planning Cowichan and confirmed that there are seven people in some form of homeless situation within the Town of Lake Cowichan. “With affordable housing

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Social Planning Cowichan presented its yearly review to the Town of Lake Cowichan at the regular council meeting last Tuesday at the town hall. Kathleen Sheppard was on hand to present SPC’s report, with council members still concerned with the lack of options available for the homeless. “We conducted a homeless survey of 259 people over 48 hours,” said Sheppard at the meeting. “We don’t believe the number surveyed captures everybody, but it was a good survey nonetheless. It resulted in us going to food banks and various shelters.” From the findings, SPC concluded that 22 per cent of the homeless people surveyed in the valley are “absolutely homeless” and on the street, 29 per cent of those people are “relatively homeless” and in transitional housing, and 48 per cent of those people are in “unaffordable,

becoming a separate entity, there will be more time dedicated to it and that will make a big difference,” said Ingram. “It now has a very specific focus.” Coun. Bob Day believes affordable housing to be a big issue and one that needs rectified as soon as possible. “I don’t see a lot of (homeless) people on our streets but it’s about having housing that people on the minimum wage or those that work in the grocery store can afford,” he said. Sheppard stated that “the thing that stood out was the number of people that are on precarious housing are indeed homeless.” Mayor Ross Forrest asked what the hopes are for those who are in absolute homelessness. “Of the 100 or so that are absolutely homeless, what are their chances of finding a place? The money is not going to show up for them,” said the mayor. Sheppard responded. “At this current stage, their options are not extensive,” she said.

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stated he would call back shortly and if the homeowner didn’t answer his questions he would be issuing an arrest warrant for them.” Police wish to warn people of similar calls, describing them as “fraudulent.” “Members of the public should never give out personal information or financial information over the phone,” said Caston. “In this case a voicemail system had also been set up for the phone number with a message claiming that the caller had reached the desk of a CRA employee and could

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leave a message. The CRA has confirmed that they would never make such a call and that this is a common tactic of fraud artists who attempt to use high pressure tactics to convince people to provide them with personal information or money.” Caston also stated that similar types of calls are most common at this time of year during income tax season. Lake Cowichan RCMP encourages anyone with further information or leads on this crime or other fraud calls to contact the detachment at 250-749-6668 or call Crime Stoppers at 1-800222-8477. Residents can also contact the Canadian Anti-Fraud Centre by looking up the website at antifraudcentre-centreantifraude. ca

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Buckerfields raises valid MMBC concerns

In my opinion: we ain’t paying a dime to MMBC and neither should anyone else Kelvin McCulloch, CEO, Buckerfields

A few months back, I received a notification which advised me that I had to declare whether Buckerfields was a ‘producer’ of printed paper or packaging material. If so, we would have to implement an ‘approved stewardship plan’ to deal with the material. Otherwise we would have to join another ‘stewardship plan’ and pay fees to that plan holder. I thought it was a scam. But I looked into it further and determined that there was indeed regulatory provisions in effect which stated this very thing and according to the regulations, Buckerfields is now a ‘producer’ of printed paper and packaging material, with the best example being our Buckerfields feed bags. I then discussed the alternatives with a Ministry of Environment official and came to realize that we had no choice but to join the only approved stewardship plan in the Province, MMBC. We signed the MMBC contract. But we also read it. And it stated that MMBC had to file audited financial statements on its web site. I recently went to the web site and there are no audited financial statements. Now, several months later, I have discovered the following: • MMBC is a corporation under the Societies Act comprised of three Directors, two of which live in Ontario. None of the Directors have public sector credentials. All of the Directors represent large corporate interests. • MMBC is not accountable to any government agency, appointed official, elected official or any other government body other than the Registrar of Companies under the Societies Act • MMBC is not governed by the Province’s Financial Administration Act which sets out the rules for the administration of all public monies.

• None of the monies collected by MMBC, including the fees Buckerfields is supposed to pay go to the Public Accounts of the Province or any other government organization. • MMBC is not subject to oversight by the Auditor General of BC • Under MMBC’s ‘stewardship plan’ as approved by the Provincial government, MMBC has the authority to charge companies like Buckerfields unlimited fees based on whatever MMBC spends, regardless of what the actual costs are to recycle our feed bags and regardless of the fact that we already pay municipal taxes in all eight of our locations. • MMBC has the authority to come into any municipality in the Province and offer financial incentives to the locally elected government to do what MMBC wants in the area of waste collection and recycling; if the locally elected government refuses, MMBC has the authority to do what it wants anyway. • The municipal governments of the province do not know the background of MMBC and don’t yet realize the fees that MMBC is charging to Buckerfields and all the other companies amounts to double taxation • The municipal governments are going to have to give up that tax base they have for waste collection and recycling because the shift to ‘producers’ paying directly for waste collection and recycling eliminates the need and justification for ‘consumers’ i.e. property tax payers to pay for these services through the municipalities. • The Provincial government did not consult with the municipal governments or the public but companies like Buckerfields are pointing it out because until it is resolved, we are being taxed twice for the same service and residential taxpayers (including me) are being taxed for something that someone else is actually paying for. • Taxpayers and municipal governments were not consulted as to whether they really want to shift the financing and control of municipal waste and recycling

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services out of the municipal jurisdiction, that is , the jurisdiction of democratically elected municipal officials into the hands of a corporation under the Societies Act that is accountable to no one and is outside the jurisdiction of the Provincial Auditor General • Taxpayers and voters are unaware that the fees being charged by MMBC are so onerous that they will cause newspaper closures and job losses of 300-500 in the newspaper industry in British Columbia, even though recycled newsprint is actually very valuable. In finding all this out, I lament the fact that none of this was introduced into the legislature for proper debate because it means that instead of spending my days managing the sale of chicks and garden supplies at Buckerfields, I have to spend my time trying to revive democratic processes in British Columbia, retroactively. I find it appalling. My position as of the time of this writing is this, we ain’t paying a dime to MMBC and neither should anyone else, not until: • The provincial government

reconciles what it is doing with the municipal governments and municipal taxpayers so that taxpayers don’t have to pay twice. • The provincial government takes back the legislation which calls us ‘producers’ and ‘blames us’ for the choices made by manufacturers and indeed consumers that are completely outside of our control. • Any monies charged under the auspices of the Recyling Regulation are included in the Public Accounts of the Province and subject to the provisions of the Financial Administration Act and the Auditor General Act. • Whatever is going to be done is introduced into the Legislative Assembly in the form of a Bill so that the proper public debate can occur. • Insofar as MMBC has not filed its audited financial statements since inception, and the period of time not reported spans more than two years, and insofar as MMBC is actually a taxing and funding agency, there be an independent public enquiry into the financial operations, sources and uses of

funds, contractual procedures and expenditures of MMBC. No, Buckerfields is not paying a dime until this cash and power grab is unraveled and revealed for what it is. One final word, 96% of all printed paper and packaging material is already being picked up or deposited into municipally financed facilities. Despite what MMBC is saying, at least 53% of that is already being recycled and it is very likely that that number was seriously understated to give the government a reason for its MMBC cash and power grab. In reality, there is no basis for setting up a recycling dictatorship and charging punitive fees to companies like Buckerfields at all. Recycling is a booming business with rapidly increasing prices of marketable commodities. Could that be why the Board of MMBC is all big business and outside the jurisdiction of the Auditor General? We don’t have to change a thing to see recycling take off in BC, in the hands of our elected municipal officials. We need to send the MMBC regime to the recycle bin.

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We asked: After being cancelled for the last two years do you think the Great Lake Walk has run its course?

Barb Baillie “I actually thought of going in it but it is so far to walk. Maybe they could leave it for a few years and then it could come back, sometimes that works.”

Al Anderson “I think they should try one more time to get it going. I don’t know why people aren’t behind it. I use to play guitar at some of the things they had going.”

Colleen Wizbicki “No. I think it gets a lot of people out in the community. It is wonderful fitness but most importantly it brings the community together.”

Rory Rusk “Even though it’s hard to find volunteers because the economy is not so good, and a lot of people are out of work, it brings people in to the town and a lot of donations go to very viable causes. Hopefully people will come around.”

New WSA step in right direction for our community

The new Water Sustainability Act (WSA) has just been introduced to the B.C. legislature. This act is a very welcome and overdue modernization of the laws around water use in British Columbia. The last water act was over 100 years old. Under the old act, groundwater was not regulated at all, allowing large companies like Nestle to pump water out of the Fraser Valley aquifer, bottle it and sell it in mass quanne tities for millions of dollars without having to pay a cent for the water they use. We now live in a rapidly changing world, with the reality of climate change already being felt in changes to our precipitation levels and timing. Rising temperatures also contribute to changes in our water supplies everywhere in the province. Historical climate data is now largely irrelevant, creating huge challenges for our society to manage water resources and plan for the future. Clearly, our water act was in dire need of modernization. The general consensus among those who have reviewed the act is positive. The act has largely delivered on the promises made during the consultation process, with no surprises included in the legislation. Some of the positives are that groundwater use will finally be regulated and there will be serious consideration given to critical environmental flows in rivers when considering new license applications. Water conservation will be improved by requirement for beneficial and efficient use. Water stainability plans will be developed giving consideration to critical environmental

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flows and agricultural uses. There are concerns about the lack of acknowledgement of First Nations water rights as their traditional usage is not considered in the “first in time, first in right” doctrine used for prioritizing water licenses. The practice of short-term approvals for industrial applications (fracking) is still in place and these approvals can simply be renewed over and over without public consultation and with little transparency. There is great controversy over the very small charge for water usage in industrial applications and many believe the fees charged will need to be two or three times the proposed levels just to pay for the of OwiChan administration the WSA. As with most new pieces of legislation, the devil is in the details and exactly how things will change will be dependent on regulations that will be developed over the next few years. There will still be the opportunity for some public input during the regulation phase and many of our community leaders and local conservation organizations will be involved with this very important process. One of the opportunities included in the act is the provision for delegating governance to qualified local groups so decision-making power and authority can be more locally focused. -This is a very exciting prospect to many of our community leaders and we will be working to convince the provincial government to allow us to demonstrate our willingness and capabilities to take control of decisions that affect our watershed. Exactly how this will be structured is being considered and will be developed over the next year or so. The new WSA is a step in the right direction and has included tools for water use planning that can be very critical as we build resilience to climate change into our community.

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Parker Jefferson

In my opinion: We will be working to take control of decisions that effect our watershed

Lori Aeichele “I think if there aren’t enough people they can’t do it but I think it is a great thing for the community.”

Kids corner One corner of the local library was a busy spot on Thursday, March 26 as a group of children were captivated with Kristen Rumohr, customer service librarian, as she read them a book and then later led them in a “make a funny face” game. The activities were all part of Family Storytime which is a program of stories, songs rhymes and fun geared to children up to fiveyears-old and their families. The next morning of fun will be April 3 at 11 a.m.

Community’s water consumption reduced

I would like to begin my report by first congratulating Gerald Thom who has been named Citizen of the Year and Wilma Rowbottom for receiving the Nichole Stock award. These prestigious awards have been given to two well-deserving individuals, who have dedicated a great amount of personal time and effort on behalf of their community. In the process of their accomplishments, they have provided great benefits to so many people in our community. Since 2011, we have seen a dramatic reduction in the town’s consumption of water. Our research indicates an average of around 40 per cent of the reduction in watersmart municipalities, which have water meters, is achieved mainly through leakage identification and repairs. Our review also shows an average annual reduction of around 12 per cent in consumption for those municipalities where leaks are not an issue. Our statistics for water consumption are slightly below the average for municipalities and our figures show we have already reduced our water

consumption by 7.2 per cent in 2012 and a further 7.3 per cent in 2013. Some numbers to help grasp the magnitude of the reduction of water consumed in Lake Cowichan would be helpful. The following are the total amounts of water pumped through our water distribution system: The total water consumption in 2011 for Lake Cowichan was 234,015,852 gallons which in litres is 885,750,000 litres or which works out to 885,750 in cubic metres; Consumption Ross of water in 2012 Forrest was 217,122,853 gallons or 821,810,000 litres or 821,810 cubic metres; In 2013 it was 201,231,176 gallons or 761,660,000 litres or 761,660 cubic metres. The variations in consumption from year to year for water is huge and a downward trend is certainly what we had anticipated. If you were to break down the numbers by household (we allow 35 cubic metres per month) we would have eliminated 295.45 households from our system over the past two years.

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While repairs to many leakages in water systems have resulted in our largest reductions — both commercial and residential — we also realize that a large majority of our residents are already using better water use practices to help conserve our water We thank you for your consideration as we continue to reduce the strain on our water distribution system. Six ladders have been installed on the wharf at Saywell Park. This is a much needed improvement for the safety of the many users of this float. The tender for the Lake Cowichan Town Square was issued on March 21. Bids will be opened on April 4, after the closing of the bids. This project is a continuation of our downtown revitalization program. Following up on our revitalization theme, the Town hosted a meeting of business people and residents to help identify ideas for improving our downtown. The meeting was a huge success with approximately 50 participants — all engaging in a constructive dialogue to share positive improvement ideas. We really appreciate everyone who took the time out from their busy schedules to share your thoughts with us. This turned out to be a very encouraging and positive meeting.


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Hometown: Lake Cowichan Occupation: Sales at BC Liquor Store Best thing about living here: are the summers Fave activity: walking Fave food: chicken cordon bleu I’ve always wanted to: travel My guilty pleasure is: chocolate My proudest moment: the birth of my two kids Fave moment of the day: is 8 p.m. when I am done with the kids for the day In my fridge you’ll find: vegetables In my car I listen to: my daughter’s music — like pop music If I was stuck on a desert island I: would definitely need a cook My go-to wardrobe staple is: yoga pants If I had a $1 million: I’d travel more I wish I was better at: almost everything I define down time as: having tea in the morning by myself

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happy about the increased traffic the road brought to his part of the world.

“Greendale Road it is now called,” wrote Trevor Gordon’s Store Green in his journal of February 21, 1965. He was referring to the road that he lived on his Another neatly articulated and recorded memory of entire life. Trevor was a son of pioneer Frank Green, Trevor’s was his jottings of May 12, 1966 when “at who had homesteaded a large swath of treed land long last the signs advertising an upcoming public here in the late 1800s. Greendale was the name the auction, which was to take place at Gordon’s Store Green’s chose to call the homestead. (site of present day Lordco auto supply store), were As the area developed over the decades new posted.” houses sprung up along the road that bordered the The store, a thriving business, that once sold Green’s property. In later years it was called the everything from soup to blasting caps, now sat Lake Cowichan Road, and then later referred to as “empty in desolate ruin.” There were many broken the Old Lake Cowichan Road, and windows with glass, dirt and litter still later Greendale Road. scattered about the inside of the If old Frank Green had his way, building. there never would have been a road Not long after the auction sign at all. Maybe a trail to town, but not a was posted, Trevor Green was asked road! Alas, as time went by the Green to check the inside of the “poor old Rolli property slowly diminished in size, store.” In doing so, he and Mats Gunderson thrice losing land for the building of Johnson — who was asked to the trail that later became Greendale PAGES OF HISTORY accompany Trevor — made their Road, and later “two highways” now way across the dusty floor which was called Cowichan Lake Road, and strewn with glass, rocks and “millions Highway 18 which opened in the of old sales slips.” early 1970s. On their way through they noticed a few rusty Upon learning of the new name of the road, coins (totalling .50¢) scattered about. As they Trevor commented that it “had taken on the guise opened the old safe, which had one handle missing, of a concours d’elegance.” He was referring to they came upon a “neatly stacked pile of ledgers the stream of prestigious cars and their occupants, covered with mold and mildew.” Trevor was later “driving up and down endlessly.” He added, “from able to report (to who I’m not sure) that nothing of the most blatant of Hot Rods spitting forth flame importance was found in the old store. and mayhem to the glittering patriarchal (stately) Green had spent many good years employed at Buicks, Pontiacs and Chevrolets. Their proud the general store that carried groceries, clothing, owners looking neither to the left nor right, but meat, hardware and anything else one wanted, going inscrutably ahead emulating the glossy fullunder owners Stanley Gordon and later Mr. Castley. page advertising (of cars) in the current magazines He had a fondness for the store and found it difficult and newspapers.” to see the end of the “once great and powerful Although Trevor was likely pleased that the road Gordon and Castley empire. Soon it would be just a was named after their property, he was not overly memory,” he lamented.


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WHEN YOU WANT IT LISTED - WHEN YOU NEED IT SOLD COMMERCIAL LISTINGS NEW LISTING

271 South Shore Road

Lot 5, Cowichan Lake

Aldermere Lands

$199,000

$299,000

$1,340,000

9.22 acres F-1 zoning. Many potential uses, including horticulture & agricultural. Could be a great hobby farm.

Comprised of 4 separate parcels totalling 75.5 acres. Zoned R-3 Urban Residential, P-1 Parks & C-1 Local Commercial.

Opportunity awaits! centre corner lot of almost an acre on the main road in Lake Cowichan. With great visual exposure, this could be the perfect location for your venture.

INVESTOR ALERT! A great way to get into the market with this well priced 3 bedroom home located on a corner lot. Upgrades include a remodelled bathroom and some new laminate floors. Large covered deck, great for bbq’ing and a good sized back yard. New roof. Currently rented which makes it an affordable investment.

LAKE & MOUNTAIN VIEW LOTS Lot 33 Kestrel Drive – Panoramic views on .43 Acre. Perfect location to build a cottage or residence. Lot 40 Kestrel Drive – Beautiful lake views from this affordably priced lot which is nearly ½ acre. Build your dream home! Lot 45 Blackwood Heights – Private ½ acre lot surrounded by trees. Own a piece of land on the sunny side of the lake.

NEW LISTING

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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.

$149,900

HALF DUPLEX

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.

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

$170,000 $174,000

$299,500

RURAL SETTING

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.

$29,900 STUNNING LAKE VIEWS

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330 Carnell Drive

$245,000

TWO C - 1 COMMERCIAL LOTS

$163,000

4775 Fairbridge Drive, Duncan

$89,900

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.

6755 Fifth St. Honeymoon Bay

268 Castley Heights

$200,000

AFFORDABLE

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.

250 South Shore Road

$389,900

OPEN CONCEPT

INVESTOR ALERT!

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.

#39-211 Madill Rd.

$650,000

$199,000

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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!

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!

#84 - 90 Lakeview

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!

SOUGHT AFTER FAIRBRIDGE

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!

10093 Youbou Road

3.8 ACRE PROPERTY ON RIVERFRONT

3 BEDROOM / 4 BATH

#55-3497 Gibbons Road

$255,000

200 Oak Lane

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207 North Shore Road

$99,900 $79,900 $69,900

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Superb Creek Front Living on a salmon bearing creek. The one word is WOW when you see the landscaped grounds. This newly painted 2 bed & 2 bath wheelchair accessible unit will impress you. There is a formal dining room and large living room in this 55+ complex.

#9 – 300 Grosskleg Way

$281,000 Corner lot developed with two buildings which is currently providing rental income.

Marble Bay is now zoned for full time living and all owners have use of the private lakefront park with water slides and picnicking areas.

$150,000

92 Cowichan Ave E

161 South Shore

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!

$59,900

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

$239,000

WOODLANDS PROPERTY

SOLD 10471 Arbutus Road

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.

$95,000


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LCS to host their second health fair

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Corrina Cornworth pretends to give Maeve Hayward an eye exam at her Lake Cowichan Eyecare table at last year’s (2013) fair.

Lake Cowichan School to host health fair Friday, April 4 from 1:15 p.m. to 3 p.m. Ross Armour

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Lake Cowichan School will host a health fair this Friday.

The fair is open to the public between 1:15 p.m. and 3 p.m. at the school, with many door prizes to be had. “All are welcome to come and check it out,” said organizer Noni Battye in an email to the Gazette. “There will be presentations by Grade 9 and 10 students as well as community groups. These groups include the local radio station 98.7 FM, Community Services, Cowichan Lake and

River Stewardship Society, the Town of Lake Cowichan, Lake Cowichan Eyecare, ORKA Adventures, Lake Cowichan Chiropractor, and Feel Perfect TT.” Battye is also a teacher at the school and it is her own Grade 10 students that will present a health unit of their Planning 10 course which is “along the lines of eating, exercise and cleanliness.” “The fair will obviously be health-based in any direction be it mental or physical,” said Dianne Martin, head secretary from LCS. “The students will be presenting what they’ve learned as we have classes at the school about health and career education.” Kyla Bridge is the teacher who will lead the Grade 9 presentation and Martin confirmed that each students in that particular group has conducted their own individual and personal research to add different elements of the presentation. “The Grade 9s will be doing enquiry projects and what that means is each student has been doing their own research on a health-related topic. The whole community is welcome and the door prizes are great,” said Martin. LCS is hoping for a strong turnout from residents of the Cowichan Lake area and the school also hopes for the health fair to be as big a hit as a recent similar event held at Centennial Hall last month.

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Council has first of three tree grants turned down Stuttering start: Council turned down in TD Green Streets tree grant bid Ross Armour

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The Town of Lake Cowichan has been dealt a slight blow in its bid for tree grants to coincide with the vision of a community food forest. Town staff recently conducted the process of applying for a TD Green Streets tree grant of $15,000 but the request was rejected. “The application was turned down,” confirmed town chief of administration Joe Fernandez. “We were not given a reason for it being turned down.” Despite that setback, the town has already applied for two further tree grants including a new $10,000 grant from BC Hydro to go alongside the $15,000 edible tree grant from Tree Canada already discussed. “The BC Hydro tree grant has gone to the next stage but I’m not sure where we stand on it (in terms

of acceptance). It has been given tentative approval,” said Fernandez. In another green move, Mayor Ross Forrest confirmed at the April 18th Sustainable Planning and Development Committee meeting at the town hall that the town has reduced water consumption by over 13 per cent for two years running. “In 2012, we reduced our water consumption by 13.85 per cent and again in 2013 by 13.66 per cent,” said the mayor. “Those are really good numbers and shows we’re making progress.” More details on the water numbers will come via the mayor’s current report for the month of March. Notably, the next Sustainable Planning Committee meeting, to be held April 15 at 5:30 p.m., is likely to contain a discussion on climate change after Coun. Bob Day initiated his wishes to have those talks.

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Connie Vaughan gives an award after her a speech at Lake Cowichan Minor Hockey Association’s year-end awards.

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John Hieta and Stevie McKenzie tied for the same award and one that was presented to “a player that stands out” throughout the course of the season.

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Nic Brown receives his award and recognition for attaining the most assists on goals scored by Lake Cowichan teams this year.

Minor hockey celebrates year-end with awards Ross Armour

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Lake Cowichan Minor Hockey Association brought the curtain down on another successful season with its year-end award presentations this past Sunday afternoon. A bumper crowd packed into Cowichan Lake Sports Arena’s curling rink as numerous awards were presented to stand-out players and personnel, as well as medals being awarded to every player on each team. “This season all of our players have learned sportsmanship, dedication, team building and friendship,” said Connie Vaughan from LCMHA. “We were fortunate enough to host our own tournament with lots of hard work. In particular I want to thank Donna Desmond who took over the program for the tournament, I’m not sure what I would have done without

her. And Meghan Major who stood on the sidelines every game we played and we wouldn’t have had that tournament without her.” Major is also the manager at Lake Cowichan’s Royal Bank of Canada branch which provided significant sponsorship to the association over the course of the season. “It’s been a great season,” said Vaughan. “I want to thank the parents and all the kids for selling chocolates and hot dogs as we said if they wanted to go to a tournament, they’d have to do it themselves so well done. But hockey wouldn’t be possible without the dedication of the parents anyway and driving their kids everywhere. “My most memorable moment of this season was after one of our first playoff games and one of our goalies Tyler asked where the doughnuts were. At that time we knew it’d been a successful season.

The kids played with fun, heart and for the enjoyment. I’d like to thank all the players for their hard work, dedication and teamwork in every game.” It was a particularly memorable year for the novice team which tied for the championship with Duncan, as well as the bantam team who only lost “approximately six games out of 40.” Highlights of the mass of awards included: Nic Brown winning a trophy for assisting the most goals throughout every team over the course of the season; Emily Vaughan won the bantam player with the most heart with very few females on that team; Johnny Hieta and Stevie McKenzie being awarded a tied prize for a “player which stands out”; Myles Brooks took home the accolade of most sportsmanlike defenceman; and Tim Gowanlock, LCDMH unofficial, official scorekeeper, was awarded hockey person of the year.

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A bicycle stolen from outside Tim Hortons restaurant in Lake Cowichan has been found and returned to its owner. The owner of the bicycle, Carter Allan, had his BMX stolen in the evening of Tuesday, March 11 after entering Tim Hortons and leaving the bike outside leaning against the building. Nevertheless, the bike was found by two youngsters much to the joy of Carter and his mom Denise. “It has been returned and we’re very happy,” said Denise. “Two young kids, about 10-years-old, found it in behind the Riverside Inn building next to the propane tanks there. It was found last Monday

about dinner time. They then took it over to Tim Hortons and the restaurant called us. Carter, 16, also works at the Tim Hortons in town. Much to mom Denise’s amazement, no damage has been done to the bike since it was stolen. “There is nothing wrong with it and no damage done to it since it was taken,” she said. “It’s suspicious for sure but we don’t really care, we’re just so pleased the bike is perfectly fine and it’s really awesome it got returned.” Mom Denise believes the whole scenario may have just been “a practical joke gone too far” with the bike being found in a location very close to where it had been stolen from, that apparently Carter, his friends and the Lake Cowichan RCMP had already looked at. “The police still want to look at the video footage from Tim Hortons to see if they can find or see anybody. They did do a walk-about the night it was stolen.”

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Members and guests of the Lake Bloomers Garden Day is seeking potential partners and is making Club came out in all their green glory for a post St. presentations to many groups in the Cowichan Patrick’s Day meeting. Lake area. People in the community need to be the Green edibles were in abundance to the delight driving force at this point. Support and commitment of those in attendance on Tuesday, for the project is required in order March 18. Our guest speaker was for a non-profit society to be Bob Day who presented his dream formed and for work to start. of an edible forest, community Following the slide show Day gardens, playground, dog park, quoted from a library book on trails and settling pond on the permaculture that inspired him LAKE BLOOMS property surrounding Centennial to get off his duff and get the Into the Garden Park ball field. community excited and motivated Lake Bloomers Garden Club The area — was previously a into being part of the process. BMX bike park, and is now unused The benefits that will come from — is undeveloped and heavy with those using this area are many, blackberry vines and weeds. Maps of the site and and visitors to town will be able to enjoy it as well. potential development were passed around for When completed he sees it as a gem in the heart of viewing. the town. When developed, this space will be a safe place The Lake Bloomer Garden Club meets the for people of all ages to walk, garden and socialize. third Tuesday of the month at the Lake Cowichan The gardens will contain raised beds and will be Seniors Centre, 55 Coronation Street, at 1 p.m. fenced to keep out wildlife. A settling pond will Our planning committee has honed in on several ensure that run-off water will be clean and suitable possible tours for this year and we always welcome to enter the lake. visitors to our meetings. For more information Dog owners will have a place for their pets to email smithcara50@gmail.com. enjoy an off-lease area. A children’s playground and Gardening tip: possible seniors’ exercise equipment area were also Your garlic will need to be fed with kelp or canola discussed providing funds are available. meal when their greens are showing. Reindeer’s The Town of Lake Cowichan is already on board Natural plant food, made and sold locally, makes and grant applications have been sent to B.C. kelp meal and it works wonders for root crops such Healthy Communities for a possible $20,000 and as asparagus, carrot, onions, beets and garlic. Trees Canada for a possible $15,000. Plant of the Month Other grants will be sought and it will take many Lily of the Valley evergreen shrub has clusters months, and many hands to bring this project to of white blossoms, colourful growth the rest of the fruition. year and deer don’t touch it!


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Marvel of the Mercedes in Marseille Marseille, France – The midsized C-Class is the most popular and affordable Mercedes-Benz sedan and about 8.5 million of them have been produced, since it was originally introduced in 1993. Mercedes engineering typically operates on a seven-year “circle of life” production run and an allnew generation of C-Class will arrive in Canada, as a 2015 model year vehicle, this summer. In brief, it’s a bigger and better C-Class, however, real progress is in the details. This C-Class is lighter, safer, comes with a choice of two more powerful (yet more fuel-efficient) new engines, uses even more advanced technologies, plus its body is more aerodynamic and, to my eyes, better looking. The South of France global launch location, even though I had to share it with over 800 other auto hacks, was another nice bonus. There’s no pricing available at this time, but we do know the initial trim levels offered in Canada will be a C300 and a C400. A sporty AMG edition, called the C63, will also be added to the line in January 2015. Although not official, a diesel edition is also expected to be added in 2015. At this event Mercedes was also

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showing a Euro-destined hybrid-diesel edition. An optional (Airmatic) air suspension is offered for the first time in C-Class. It allows a driver to choose between Comfort, Eco, Sport, and Sport+ settings via an Agility Select switch on the console. The 4MATIC all-wheel drive system is, as before, the other major option. Also available is a Sport Package that includes AMG trim upgrades, wheels and front brake system. The C-class has classic reardrive vehicle proportions with a long hood (with a choice of two front grilles) and a short rear deck. It looks like a smaller version of the top-line, and redesigned last year, S-class, especially the new LED headlights and taillights. Compared to the current

C-Class it’s longer, lower and wider and is now close in size to a 90s E-Class. Its extended wheelbase also helps create more interior space, especially for rear seat passengers. The big change under-hood is a four-cylinder turbocharged 2.0-litre, in the C300, that’s max rated at 235 horsepower and 273 lb-ft of torque. While it produces more power than the outgoing base V6, I found the initial power surge, when you push on the gas pedal, overly aggressive. In fairness, the North American edition will come with different throttle

mapping. The twin-turbocharged 3.0-litre V6 in the C400, on the other hand, is a beauty. It can pump-out up to 329 hp and 354 lb-ft of torque. More importantly, it does so in a quieter, smoother and effortless fashion that most drivers expect when at the wheel of a Mercedes. Both engines come with idle fuel saving start/stop systems and are mated to a seven-speed automatic transmission. The list of standard and available high-tech active safety features is simply amazing. It includes almost everything that’s available

in the top-line S-Class, which is touted as the world’s safest car. Intelligent Drive is an optional suite of technologies that includes autonomous braking with pedestrian recognition, a low-speed heavy traffic auto-pilot feature, active parking assist and a 360-degree camera setup with numerous views of immediate surroundings. Bordering on frivolous, there’s an Air-Balance in-car perfuming system … to prolong that new-car Mercedes smell. Another one is a GPS-linked climate-control system tech feature that automatically switches

it to “recirculation” mode when a C-Class is driven into a tunnel. The test drive actually did include a few tunnels and there are lots of them in and under Marseille. It’s the second largest city in France and its busiest port with numerous ferries to other Mediterranean destinations. Our drive route took us out of the city on a circular mostly rural route around the outskirts of Marseille and ended at the picturesque small harbour community of Cassis. A mountain drive along the Route des Cretes (Route of

the Ridges) was spectacular. It’s a narrow, winding high-elevation road with pull-offs at numerous view locations. Even with the 100 kg weight reduction, this C-Class is sublimely stable on the road. The switch to a full electronic assist rack and pinion steering system, called Direct Steer, is also flawless. There are fuel economy and active safety benefits. Inside the seating is typical Mercedes with easy to find power controls on the door panel. Generous in size, yet excellent support and a good range of adjustable elements didn’t give my weak back a reason to complain, even after many hours of driving. The restyled dash is an elegant and less fussy design, thanks mainly to a new touchpad controller that eliminates a multitude of switches. It can recognize single and multi-finger gestures, wiping movements, zoom finger gestures, even user handwriting. That said, the stand-alone display screen looks out of place, as if an afterthought. Overall, this C-Class is sure to please both purists and newcomers. Superbly engineered, technically sophisticated and pleasure to drive. bob.mchugh@drivewaybc.ca

Dart GT could be edgier but delivers value The Dodge Dart has held its own in a sporty compact segment where competition is fierce. Perhaps it is because of its value, the various engine choices or that it has some pretty cool features (like available underthe-front-seat-cushion storage) and a fresh style – inside and out – the Dart seems to be a hit. Two years in, Chrysler has loaded it up with an engine full of gusto, unique styling cues and added a couple of letters on the back and now we have the Dodge Dart GT. What sets it apart from its siblings are a stretched-down grille and LED headlights. You’ll find the rear clad with the ‘racetrack’ LED lights that run the full length of the trunk. Then there’s a set of 18-inch wheels that come standard on this vehicle along with a 2.4L, MultiAir, four-cylinder Tigershark engine, matched with a six-speed manual transmission, that brings to the pavement 184 horsepower and 171 lb-ft of torque. Of all the characteristics I like about this trim of Dart, I think its transmission is the weakest

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link. In previous reviews of other Dart models – like the 1.4L, Turbocharged version with 160 hp and 184 lb-ft of torque – the gear throws are, in my opinion, too long to really give it that edge and sporty vibe that it needs to compete with vehicles like the VW GTI, Honda Civic Si or even the Ford Focus ST. The gear throws are long and the clutch has little weight to it, taking away the performance

aspect of the GT that it should have. On the flip side, the light clutch works favourably in the urban environment. This setup makes being stuck in traffic bearable. Getting back to the gearbox, I really wanted to like the Dart more. I really did. So I concocted scenarios in my mind to figure out a way to not be so sad about its lack of panache. I think I found one. Buyers of the

GT will like what they get for the value. After all, it has a starting MSRP of $21,995. That’s thousands less than the aforementioned competitors. Some buyers of vehicles who want that extra kick don’t necessarily need all the sports sedan-like characteristics. They want power but in a comfortable and affordable package. Furthermore, they enjoy added

touches like a leather-wrapped heated steering wheel, GT specific sport leather seats, a park view rear backup camera and more. The interior has a pleasant look to it and it’s very agreeable to drive. On the highway, special attention from designers and engineers were paid to make sure you drive in a quiet cabin. Minimal road noise entered

the GT’s cabin, allowing my passengers and I to enjoy the musical stylings of various bands being listened to on the Alpine premium stereo system with nine speakers (an additional $1,295 for this sun and sound package.) The sun portion of the package adds a power express open/close sunroof to the mix. After I switched into this mindset, I found I was able to alleviate my frustrations of what the GT didn’t have, but what it did have. Additionally, a feature that I love about the Dart – and all other Dodge/Jeep/Chrysler products – is the Uconnect media interface. The GT comes standard with the 8.4-inch touchscreen and is a dream to work with. Large icons, easy prompts and a no-fuss approach to pairing your handheld device to the Bluetooth system all come standard. Whether taking the GT for a drive in the city or on the open road, it does have some solid legs to stand on. Visit dodge.ca for more. alexandra.straub@drivewaybc.ca Twitter.com/cargirlsgarage


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Thursday, april 3 • Family storytime: saTurday, april 5 Cowichan Lake • Free movie night! Library starting at 11 Honeymoon Bay a.m. This program Society presents the of stories, songs, 2013 PG13 comedyrhymes and fun is drama film Nebraska geared toward chilat the Honeymoon dren 0-5-years and Bay Hall. Doors open their families. (every at 6:30 p.m. and the Thursday) movie plays at 7 p.m. The Everything is $1 Friday, april 4 concession will be • Music in the Lake open for your snacking presents an evening with Island band West pleasure. • Seniors’ centre My Friend. Check Wednesday, april 9 Bazaar, 9 a.m. Professionals them out inProfessionals advance at SpringConnecting to 2 p.m. Door prizes! • Don’t be board! westmyfriend.com. As Ditch the TV and usual it will be at the • Lake Cowichan come to the library for lower Centennial Hall, Food Bank Society Family Board Game with the show starting members will be Night, 6 p.m. Have at 7:30 p.m. Tickets are barbecuing hot-dogs unbeatable at $5 per for a donation at Lake some fun at an oldfashioned family night person. Cowichan County out playing board Grocer from 11 a.m. • Bring your friends, games. Bring your to 2 p.m. request your favourite own or check out the songs at Cowichan Tuesday, april 8 library’s classics. Lake Recreation’s teen • A playful program

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■ Big Brothers and Big Sisters of the Cowichan Valley will be facilitating a second Go Girls! program at LCS beginning April 15. Go Girls Healthy Bodies, Healthy Minds is a mentoring program for girls 11-14. Call the school for more information, 250-749-6634.

■ Cowichan Lake Community Services is hosting a women's group that started Monday, March 31. Are you looking to make new social connections, learn new skills and have some fun? The group will meet every second Monday — next one is April 7 — starting from 1 p.m. to 2:30 p.m. at CLCS. For more details or to register call Sarah, 250 - 7496822 ■ Lake Days Road Hockey Tournament needs volunteers to help make it a success again. Help is needed for one-hour shifts for the following:  • Saturday night to move tents • Sunday morning to move fencing • Cooking, 11:30-12:30 • Cooking, 12:30-1:30 • Sunday afternoon fence take down Please email: lakecowichanroadhockey@shaw.ca if you can help or call 250-749-4710.

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■ Thursdays are homemade Pie Days at the Lake Cowichan Seniors Centre. Anyone can enjoy a luncheon — soup, pie and more — at the Centre from 11 a.m. to 1:15 p.m., you just have to sign in. Carolyne Austen tells us that from noon to 1 p.m. on Thursdays you can also hear the Good Time Boys “playing up a storm.” 

Lake Cowichan School students appreciate the kind donation of school supplies from Steve Metcaffe, manager of Superstore in Duncan. It was a real treat to receive the generous donation and the supplies were gratefully welcomed by students and staff at LCS and Palsson Elementary School.

■ The senior woodwork class at Lake Cowichan School, taught by Pascal Pimenta, is selling student-made sawhorses for $35 for a set of two. They are great for painting and other household chores. All proceeds of the sale go back to the program for supplies etcetera. Call the school at 250-749-6634 to buy yours.

■ A strategy to Get Walkin’ Lake Cowichan is is a newly formed group to get area residents area up and moving, to get healthier by walking together with leaders in our community. On Mondays at 12:30 p.m. walk with chiropractor Dr. Laura Hughes, meet at her office just before 12:30 p.m. The first Wednesday of the month — starting today — walk with the counsellors at Cowichan Lake Community Services, meet outside CLCS at 9:30 a.m. Check out the community Facebook page Get Walkin’ Lake Cowichan for updates.

☞ The Depot expands, now accepting some electronics and packaging

The Depot at 53 North Shore Road in Lake Cowichan — along with Terracycle — can now accept cell and smart phones including iPhones, laptops, notebook and netbook computers, inkjet cartridges, printer ink cartridges, hair care, skin care and cosmetics’ packaging, cleaning spray bottles, air freshener cartridges and plastic air fresheners. “All for no charge!” exclaimed owner Denise Allan. What are you waiting for? Recycle.

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