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This momma gave birth to quadruplets on St. Paddy’s Day, shocking her owner’s Audrey and John Svetich of Duncan.

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Sign of spring? North Cowichan Sheep delivers rare quadruplets Ashley Degraaf

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udrey Svetich came out to peer into her barn St. Paddy’s Day morning, expecting to gawk at a beautiful newborn lamb. “I said, ‘Aaw, look at the little lamb,’ and (husband John) said, ‘Keep on looking.’” There wasn’t just one. Try four. “I came out real early in the morning, around

3 a.m. and nothing had happened then,” John said. “I came back sometime around 8 a.m. and then there were four.” Twins and triplets are far more common among sheep but farming experts say quadruplets are extremely rare. So rare, that it inspired the Daily Mail in the UK to report on a sheep giving birth to quadruplets not once but twice within in 10 months in 2012. Internet searches on quadruplet lambs show they’re not unheard of but quite out of the ordinary. John and Audrey had no clue their sheep was carrying four babies. “It was quite a shocker for us,” said Audrey. “I’ve asked around and haven’t heard of anyone around here having quadruplet lambs,”

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n armed robbery suspect was plucked out of Cowichan Lake Saturday after a robbery in Youbou. On April 5, at about 4:30 p.m., a hooded male with a balaclava covering his face entered the Shop and Save convenience store with a chisel and demanded money. “After pushing the female store owner (Rose Steven) out of the way, the suspect stole the cash drawer from the register and fled the scene on foot,” said Lake Cowichan RCMP Const. Grant Desmet in a press release. “The store owner’s husband (Kerry Steven) witnessed the robbery and chased after the male as he ran from the scene. The suspect was located a short distance away trying to hide in a yard but when discovered he decided to jump into the lake and swim out to a nearby log boom.” The male surrendered to police as they reached him and the cash was retrieved. “The suspect had thrown the weapon used in the robbery into Cowichan Lake,” wrote Desmet, who was the lead investigator and was at the scene immediately. “It was later recovered by the RCMP Dive Team. “Duncan resident, (Travis) Katzel, age 20, is in custody charged with robbery, disguise with intent to commit an indictable offence and mischief under $5,000. After further investigation, police are also recommending a charge of assault and failing to comply with a condition of an undertaking. Katzel appeared in Duncan court on April 7 and was remanded into custody.” Store owner Rose said Katzel originally entered the store with two other males. “Three of them came in, with one of them engaging me, and then they left,” said Steven. “About half an hour later, Katzel came back in and threatened to stab me. He took the whole cash drawer in one hand and the weapon in the other and ran off, raising his leg at waist height to kick the door open as his hands were full. “My husband, Kerry, witnessed the robbery as (Katzel) stood over me and threatened to stab me. Once he realized I was safe, he ran after the guy and went outside to get help.” Desmet gave credit to the swift action of the store owners and nearby residents.




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Cowichan thieves beware: that car might be bait

Bait cars are everywhere. Steal one. Go to jail. That warning to thieves is paired with lockit-or-lose it advice to vehicle owners from the RCMP’s community police, and ICBC folks. Kate Woochuk and community policing’s CarolAnn Rolls (as the Easter bunny, left) launched the local drive to deprive crooks of your valuables last week at ICBC’s Cowichan headquarters.

Inside Woochuk’s car sat planted things vehicle vandals love to pinch, including a laptop. Other valuables that vanish include backpacks, cell phones, wallets, sunglasses, clothing, gifts, purses, cameras and much more. Stow that stuff out of sight — maybe lock it in your trunk — to avoid attracting crooks. Buy anti-theft devices (such as a steering-

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wheel club), park in well-lit places near foot traffic, and don’t leave spare keys in your vehicle. Those wheel clubs help save your car from being swiped. The island’s top stolen models are Ford F-series and Ranger; Chev Silverado/ Sierra; Chrysler Ram, Caravan, Voyager; Honda Accord and Civic; Nissan Pathfinder; Jeep Cherokees; and Toyota Camry and Solara.

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e may have been wearing a spiffy tie when he collected the Duncan-Cowichan Chamber of Commerce Black Tie award, but the winning solution behind Andrew Higginson’s consulting company partly stems from a laid-back, flip-flops-andshorts-friendly work space. “We try to have fun at work here, and we often say we work hard so our clients can play hard,” Higginson said Monday, after banking the Black Tie in the Business Achievement, 1-10 employees category during Saturday evening’s posh ceremony in Brentwood College School’s Crooks Hall. “We’re right out of Mill Bay, and we’re just a small office, but we’ve got projects all over North America,” he said. “Everyone here is very passionate and this award certainly wasn’t an individual award; it’s a team award.” The Brentwood College School alumnus and owner of the construction consulting company creates cool projects like zip-lines and climbing walls, as well as building trails and bike shelters. He was among two other business achievers and various other award winners announced Saturday.

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t was a rather unremarkable Fraser Institute report card for Cowichan Valley high schools this year. As usual, private schools dominated the annual rankings, while our public schools all posted results very close to the previous year’s marks. Released Tuesday, the annual report card ranks 239 public and independent B.C. secondary schools, based on seven indicators, using data from the annual province-wide exams administered by the B.C. Ministry of Education. It didn’t come up with any shockers for the valley’s batch of schools. Shawnigan Lake School remained stable with a 9.2 out of 10, holding on to its number-10 rank. Mill Bay’s Brentwood College School again wasn’t far behind with a 15th-place ranking and a stable score of 8.9. Queen Margaret’s School in Duncan came in at 24 with a 8.3. Meanwhile, our northernmost school, Chemainus Secondary, topped the valley’s list of public schools placing 125th, with a stable score of 6.3. Lake Cowichan Secondary posted the same 5.7 score and 169th-place ranking as last year, hand-in-hand with Cowichan Secondary, also at 169 with a 5.7. Mill Bay’s Frances Kelsey school secured a stable score and rank of 5.3 and 196 respectively, and Duncan Christian School — which didn’t figure into last year’s rankings — was the valley’s lowest-ranked secondary school, placing 204th with a score of 5.2. Parents and educators are encouraged to visit the rankings site,, for a breakdown of each school’s scores, showing where improvement is needed at each school. “Parents should ensure that principals and school district officials are paying attention and taking action,” reminded Fraser Institute’s director of school performance studies, Peter Cowley. Many educators have traditionally dismissed the rankings as being weighted to favour private schools, and not providing proper context, or a full picture.

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Dan Hudson wipes a tear from wife Andrea’s cheek after the young couple was served a Young Entrepreneur award for their Hudson’s On First restaurant. Duncan’s Matrix Marble & Stone took than 40 years. top spot in the business achievement 11-19 Buckerfield’s won in the 20 or more employemployees category. ees category. “There’s another 16 staff at the shop and “I’d like to thank the Academy...,” joked they’re the reason I’m here,” Allenby Road McCulloch during the event that saw lots of shop owner Ivo Zanatta said upon accepting shenanigans, including auctioning off Dunthe award. can, North Cowichan and Ladysmith mayors A similar message was carried by BuckerPhil Kent, Jon Lefebure, and Rob Hutchins field’s Kelvin McCulloch, who introduced as chefs for private dinners. managers Robert Andersen and Allan Boer This year’s ceremony saw the most number at the ceremony, and thanked all his employof guests in its 18-year history with 288 seats ees, some who’ve been at the local home and filled. The Chamber received 108 nominagarden, animal feed and farm shop for more tions this year, and shortlisted 24 finalists over eight categories. Selecting winners wasn’t an easy task, said the chamber’s Elizabeth Croft. But judges follow standard criteria in each of the categories. “There’s always a big requirement for comCowichan ‘s best of its best business leaders saw former Duncan mayor Mike Coleman crown Saturday’s munity commitment,” said Croft. “It can annual Black Tie gala with a Lifetime Achievement award. be community in the form of donations to That honour from the Duncan Cowichan Chamber of Commerce wasn’t a secret — like eight other Black Tie sports teams and other stuff like that, but it’s winners unveiled at a festive ceremony for 280 in Brentwood College’s Crooks Hall. also very much about keeping the economy at Costumer Service kudos were uncorked for Jeff Downie and his Old Firehouse Wine Bar. home; that’s really important,” she said also MaryAnn Deacon of the Cowichan Valley Hospice Society earned Volunteer honours, while Andrea and Dan pumping up businesses providing locals with Hudson were served a Young Entrepreneur award for their Hudson’s On First restaurant. secure and fulfilling jobs. The envelope heralding the Green Business winner was zip-lined from the ceiling, naming Dan Armstrong “The $ best part of my job,” she said, “is meetand Karen Hallquist of Velocal Delivery. ing the people involved with these businesses. Gordon Smith of Cowichan Woodwork won the Art In Business award. They all have deep roots in the community.” $

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Mother of missing boy beaten at party

Witnesses sought: woman not sure what sparked brutal attack early Thursday morning Peter W. Rusland

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black-and-blue Elizabeth Louie moans in pain as she’s helped from her pull-out couch by her mom. “I hurt all over,” Louie said Thursday, still dazed by the vicious beating she received early that morning at a Statlou Road house party on Cowichan Tribes’ reserve. Louie and her family want witnesses to come forward and speak to police to speak about a crime that left her with one eye swollen shut and bloody scrapes and cuts on her face. That 2 a.m. pummeling added injury to ongoing pain from the still-unsolved disappearance of her then-14-year-old son, Desmond Peter, some seven years ago. Louie said she didn’t really know

how the beating started. “I went there to have a few drinks; everyone was partying and everything seemed to be fine,” she told the Leader, lifting her left hand where the nail was yanked from her puffed ring finger. “The living room was full of people standing around; I knew some of them.” Louie explained her pulverizing and choking seemed to last “forever” during two bouts — without any apparent weapons — after she was pulled into a bedroom where rock music was cranked to smother her screams. “I thought I was fine there,” Louie said of her neighbour’s place on the street where she’s lived for 25-odd years. “I just remember drinking a beer, and that’s the last thing I remember — except flashes of light, like a fight going on. They were hitting me, and kicking me. “I don’t know how I got out of

there; I just remember screaming.” Across the road at Louie’s house, her boyfriend was woken by the music before Louie ran across Statlou covered in blood. Her mom called the police who, in turn, called an ambulance to Louie’s place. She was whisked to Cowichan District Hospital for X-rays and other medical help. She believed the beating may have been sparked by some partiers trying to steal her ring. They almost pulled her finger off, eventually plunking the diamond from its setting — handicapping the Cowichan sweater knitter for now. “Maybe they were jealous of me I guess, I don’t know.” Her family described how people left the party house on foot, and by cab and private car, as the RCMP arrived. Those are the folks Louie hopes will speak to police to prevent this happening to someone else.

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Elizabeth Louie talks to the News Leader Pictorial shortly after an early-morning beating she received at a house party on Statlou Road. “I hope they put a stop to that house. So many young kids go there, and God knows what goes on in there,” she said. “I don’t want retaliation, but justice.”

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Congratulations to the Black Tie Award Winners 2014

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A Cowichan Bay firefighter responds to the scene of a fatal accident at Bench Road and the Trans-Canada Highway Sunday.

One passenger dead in Sunday’s single vehicle highway crash at Bench Road Two others injured: Port Alberni man killed in crash

the Port Alberni area were occupants in a Toyota sedan heading northbound on the TCH before it struck a light standard at the intersection. “The male driver was taken to hospital with serious, lifethreatening injuries,” said North Cowichan/Duncan RCMP Cpl. Jon Stuart in a media release. “The woman had been a passenger in the rear seat, and was taken to hospital with minor injuries. The man in the front passenger seat was pronounced dead at the scene.”

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wo stories emerged last week that hardly exploded from our pages into the community like bombshells. But each has the potential to lead to significant change for this community down the road. The first is talk of a restructuring of Cowichan’s local political boundaries. Taken on its own, it’s as easy to dismiss; these discussions are as inevitable as broom in the Cowichan Valley. The second is the joint University Village planning process being conducted by Duncan and North Get involved Cowichan. Taken on its own, it’s as easy to dismiss as countless other if you care municipal blab sessions that eventually where we are find a home on a high shelf in some local public official’s office. going Put together, however, they may spell an opportunity that should not be dismissed. Each is an attempt to redefine the way our community works Each is an attempt to redefine the way our community grows. Each would spell change, for better or worse. Restructure seeks to reduce duplication in local government and find a better model — in essence, change the way our community makes decisions and delivers services. The University Village plan seeks to encourage a specific kind of development in a specific, high-profile area within our community — in essence, redefine the character and direction of an entire neighbourhood. Most of the people reading this have probably done little more than absorb these two items as news. But it is our hope you might do more. If you care about the direction this community is going, maybe it’s time to get more involved.

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If we stop and think for a moment, we realize we are surrounded by businesses and organizations working hard to serve us. But too often their efforts are just taken for granted. That’s why we always appreciate the annual Black Tie Awards, where the hard work and dedication of the people who are going above and beyond get the recognition it deserves.

Mike Coleman was given a Lifetime Achievement Award during Saturday’s Black Ties.

Home birth decision based on trusting myself Ashley Degraaf

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t’s quite interesting the range of reactions I’m getting when I tell people what we are doing for the birth of our second child. If all goes smoothly, my husband and I are planning on delivering our baby at home. My beliefs about a hospital birth versus home birth have changed. While I appreciate what hospitals have to offer women with riskier pregnancies, and who experience difficulties in labour, I am now 100% comfortable with the idea of having a baby delivered at home. The conversations about our plan have been, well, quite entertaining. “First off, where do you go see this midwife?” one family member asked upon learning I was seeing a midwife instead of a doctor. Of course I had fun telling them weekly appointments took place in the neighbour’s barn behind our house.

Just tossing out the idea of home birth led to eyes being rolled and hands thrown up in a “whatever-floats-your-boat-but-I-think-it’sweird” motion. And then there’s this comment, which I took as quite funny, actually: “So what, are you going to save your placenta too and serve it to us for dinner after the birth?” Other reactions were more serious: “She’s completely crazy because that’s so dangerous” or “What’s the preparation, set-up, and cleanup like?” To be fair, home birth is a relatively new concept making waves across the country and in Cowichan. But the reactions I noted above weren’t supported by the research I’ve come across in my planning. In 2009, CBC reported home births with midwives were as safe as hospital births. That conclusion came from a Canadian study where researchers looked at 2,889 home births attended by regulated midwives in B.C., 4,752 planned hospital births attended by the same

The 100th anniversaries of Duncan Elementary last weekend and the old Cobble Hill schoolhouse (now Evergreen School) this weekend are a reminder of how much impact these kinds of institutions can have on the lives of generations of people. So when we see the upgrades needed in the Cowichan Valley School District’s biggest school, we can’t help but wonder when Cow High will be replaced.


group of midwives and 5,331 births in hospital attended by a physician. The rate of deaths per 1,000 births in the first month of life was .35 for the planned home births, .57 for the hospital births with a midwife, and .64 with a physician, the researchers found. “Women planning birth at home experienced reduced risk for all obstetric interventions measured, and similar or reduced risk for adverse maternal outcomes,” such as electronic fetal monitoring and postpartum hemorrhage, said Dr. Patricia Janssen from the University of British Columbia. So there! (That’s my rebuttal to anyone who’s flabbergasted by my decision.) I’d say only a handful of people have responded negatively; most friends have been supportive and family understands I’ve done my homework. Homework has included lots of research, reading, conversations with my midwives

including clearance of health, pregnancy and labour history, as well as the support of my husband. We’ve also taken into consideration how really close we actually live to the hospital in case of emergency. Also, I’m quite obsessive-compulsive about cleanliness and having a home birth doesn’t push my buttons the slightest. So with the research and conversations complete, I can follow my inspiration behind the decision in the first place: allowing my second birth to take place somewhere that’s completely comfortable to me, possibly with the aid of water to ease the pain. Please trust me in me trusting myself. Ashley Degraaf is a News Leader Pictorial reporter who writes about family issues here monthly.

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“I’d use trains when I could. It’s the smartest, most beautiful way to travel. It has to connect with public transit so you can reach your destination, the way Europeans do it.”

“All the time to Victoria or Tofino. I don’t have a car so it would be awesome to hop the train for the day. We should utilize trains way more than cars; people could commute far easier.”

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We don’t need a public recycling depot in south end

Dear editor The operators of the Fisher Road Recycling facility are advertising their services in the south end of the CVRD. This is a privately operated facility that serves all the needs of this area. This business would have probably had trouble continuing had it not been for the “naysayers” who opposed the frivolous spending of our CVRD administration. One recycling facility at the south end of Shawnigan Lake did go out of business. There is little doubt that the ECO Depot debacle was at least partly responsible for this loss. I applaud the apparent success of the Peerless Road Recycle facilities, as suggested by local news reports. However, the south end does not want, nor need any resurrection by the CVRD of any plans for any such facilities. Rick Spencer Shawnigan Lake

Let’s resurrect the south end ECO Depot

Dear editor Re: Jay Siska’s letter in the March 26 issue and my agreement with it. Let the fear and misinformation stop. The south end needs an ECO Depot. I fervently hope the CVRD has hung onto the Cameron-Taggart property and renews — with all the ‘i’s’ dotted and ‘t’s’ crossed — a program to go ahead. The last outcome, including one area director hopeful and

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Demise of the wonderful Great Lake Walk sad

Dear editor I have just read that the Great Lake Walk has been cancelled for the second year. I am very saddened by this news. I have entered and completed eight run/walks in nine years. This was a wonderful event that brought together the community and strangers alike. It is a sad day. April Van Laar comments submitted at

Thanks to those who came to support Discovery

Andrew Leong

Class of 1988 classmates Darrin St. Amand and Kim Kovacs (McKelvie) share a laugh while opening the time capsule during the Duncan Elementary 100th annivesary celebration Saturday. The pair had helped bury the capsule as kids, before it was unearthed as part of the 100th birthday celebration, an event that attracted between 500 and 700 people. others vying for votes, was about farmland. What farmland? Look at it, solely dedicated to hay and grazing deer. Not a potato, not a carrot. Not a cow, horse or rabbit. It was a messy time, highly emotional, and without the benefit of “for the good of all.” Cobble Hill’s finest rep ever became the butt of it, with garbage on her driveway. Look at what she has done for Cobble Hill. She saw the wisdom of placing the ECO Depot there and was rejected by a minority. But she was re-elected in the face of heavy opposition. This speaks volumes. I say go back to it, make it work. Give the objectors a free ride to Peerless Road, and put an end to the fear. It probably would turn out to be an asset to their property values. Reg Blackmore Shawnigan Lake

Public knows ECO Depot for the fiasco it was

Dear editor The South Cowichan ECO De-

pot was defeated, by majority, in an opinion referendum and declared lacking in legal authority by the Supreme Court of British Columbia. The ill-conceived plan cost the taxpayers of the Cowichan Valley more than $1.3 million, and yet we still have the likes of letter writers Jay Siska and Reg Blackmore publicly expressing their inability to understand this very simple concept. Both are still trying to demean the good people of the south end who stood up and fought for accountability and truth from their local government. Dara Quast comments submitted at

I’m glad I don’t live in that neighbourhood

Dear editor I looked at the property in the area of the Meadow Park sewer plan and found out the land wouldn’t pass the perk test, and the cost of having sewer was too much. Now you are asking the rest of the neighbours to ante up so a developer can subdivide his

property? Sure glad I don’t live there and have to pay for him. Shirley Behnsen

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Fix the systems and let the developer go elsewhere

Dear editor Is the Meadow Park sewer situation still going on? It has been years. And this is all because there are about two failed systems and a developer who will make a ton of money on the residents’ pocketbooks? It seems to me all they need to do is fix the two failed systems and the developer can go some place else. Stephanie Louise comments submitted at

Dear editor I would like to thank all the parent, children, teachers, and community members who came out in support of the teachers, and students in this troubling time at Discovery School. Despite being asked to call it off by school board officials, the rally was conducted in a respectful, calm and organized manner. We are hoping with further dialogue and progress by the school board these problems will be resolved soon and the students can get their music teacher back with full support, and Discovery can return to the happy, safe school it was. Again, thanks to all for your passion and commitment to the school. Cathy Bhandar Shawnigan Lake

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MMBC: North Cowichan and CVRD to benefit from fees despite industry concerns

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owichan’s municipal leaders are embracing a new provincially mandated recycling plan despite concerns from business leaders about jobs, accountability and bottom lines. Scheduled for implementation May 19, the Multi-Material B.C. program is designed to shift the cost of recycling printed paper and packaging to the producers of those products. Mayor Jon Lefebure said North Cowichan residents could see a drop in fees by council using MMBC payments to subsidize current recycling programs for newspapers, packaging

and more. “MMBC will pay us about $34 a household (annually) to do what we’re already doing at a cost of about $18 per household,” he said. “By joining MMBC, we’ll have money to do some education, and we hope to actually lower residents’ costs of recycling.” Over at the Cowichan Valley Regional District, they are equally on board, but taking a different approach. CVRD recycling and waste manager Bob McDonald explained MMBC’s payment for the recyclables from 12,500 homes — some $425,000 — is slated to land in a reserve account, which could be used to create future recycling programs, such as a kitchen-scraps programs. He felt taxpayers should be better off under the new system, but acknowledged firms being hit with the fees could pass the cost back on to consumers at the till. The province has given a break to smaller

business affected by MMBC based on their revenues and the amount of paper and packaging they produce. That is not the case with chain stores and newspaper outlets. The newspaper industry has stated layoffs and closures are possible as B.C. chains — such as Black Press, Glacier and Postmedia — swallow an estimated $6-million recycling bill from MMBC. “The newspaper industry simply can’t afford the millions of dollars in fees they’re looking to set,” said John Hinds, CEO of Newspapers Canada. MMBC’s Allen Langdon pegged per-tonne costs of recycled newsprint at about $90 per tonne, “but the costs of our program are over $400 a tonne.” Langdon called backlash from newspaper owners a “media frenzy.” “I’m sympathetic to newspapers, but they had three years to come up with a plan,” he said of 2011 recycling legislation. “Newspapers have never had to pay for these programs, and

this is the first time they’ve been held to pay for their (recycling) costs.” Hinds said the industry had hoped MMBC would accept that $6 million as in-kind advertising rather than cash. Kelvin McCulloch — the Duncan-based Buckerfield’s CEO who’s leading an antiMMBC fee drive — is looking at bills closer to $60,000, but also has concerns about what he considers double taxation and the transparency of the program. Other industries negatively affected by the program include the farm industry, landscapers, bottle depots, waste management companies, the manufacturing and export industry, and the printing industry, all backed by the Canadian Federation of Independent Business. McDonald was sympathetic but frank about the companies being hit by the fees. “It’s not a surprise. This has been coming for a couple of years.”


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y the way, did you hear: • Social Planning Cowichan has put the word out that volunteers are needed for set up, food, clean-up, stage support and tear-down for this year’s Walk of the Nations May 31. If you can help, email • Meanwhile, Social Planning Cowichan welcomes Gina Warburton to its board table, joining local government liaisons Kate Marsh, Jill Dashwood, Jayne Ingram and Michelle Bell. SPC will be missing the contributions of George Seymour, who has resigned from the board. • Congratulations to the new Cowichan Lake Chamber of Commerce executive: Ron McKenzie, Bruce Ingram, Wendy Klyne, Mike Desjardins, Kyt Cuthbert, Tara Bushby, Maureen Culter, Glenda Bush and Jim Humphrey. • Lynn Hale says members of the Vancouver Island Film Co-operative were working with veteran local director Louie Lawless, throughout March out of the Shipyard in Maple Bay. Also on the go is a project called So It Goes Like This, with shooting at the HUB in Cowichan Station, and an audition workshop hosted by Jacqui Kaese. For more on the club go to the website. • Let’s hear it for Martin de Valk, Keith Digby and Brian Paisley. Hale tells us this trio of local

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Name: Alison Franks Occupation: student Age: 17 Hometown: Shawnigan Lake If you get a chance go see: 12 Years a Slave, I’ve heard many great reviews Right now I am reading: The Book of Awesome I’m listening to: country At least once everyone should: experience SunFest Most people don’t know I: am fluent in sign language Proudest or happiest moment: winning the provincials with Cowichan T-Bird rugby Most embarrassing moment: when my pants got ripped during rugby If I was appointed queen of the valley I would: change school times back Before I die: I want to travel the world Words I live by: wherever you go, go with your heart


For as long as Alexandra Straub recalls, I’ve been writing about cars for over 25 years and I’m a long-term member of the Automobile Journalists Association of Canada (AJAC). My auto background is mainly in the service side of the industry as I’ve always had a keen interest in knowing how things work. Especially those oily, greasy parts that make the wheels go around.   My first car was an early sixties Triumph Herald Coupe (web example photo) that was traded-in to a dealership where I worked as an apprentice auto mechanic, back in Dublin, Ireland. It spent more time off the road, being repaired, than on the road, during my time as its owner. A Herald had the same chassis and a similar powertrain as the much nicer looking Triumph Spitfire, which was sold in North America. At the BC Automobile Association I initially worked as a mobile Vehicle Inspector in the Vehicle Inspection Service. The vehicle was an AMC Gremlin and it was painted to look like a cut-away or skeleton view of the car’s mechanical bits. A small car with a big gas-guzzling engine, a Gremlin was an odd choice of vehicle for that job and the paint job just added to its weirdness, yet I grew to like it.      Currently I enjoy serving on the AJAC Technology Awards panel and have also been involved in the promotion of trade skills training for young people in BC. When time permits, I still like to get my hands dirty and give my son a helping hand with, his pride and joy, a 1966 Ford Thunderbird coupe.

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film makers have wrapped up their film, Trunk, a claustrophobic thriller and are ready to release it to the world. For more, check out the TrunkFlic facebook page, or go to projects/trunk-the-movie. • Congratulations to Gerald Thom and Wilma Rowbottom, winners of the Cowichan Lake District Chamber of Commerce’s most prestigious community awards this year. Thom, president of the Cowichan Lake and River Stewardship Society won the Citizen of the Year Award and Rowbottom, president of the Royal Canadian Legion Branch 2010 in Lake Cowichan won the Nichole Stock Community Service Award. • More congratulations are due to Logan McMenamie. The former Duncan pastor, 63, became the 13th bishop of the Anglican Diocese of B.C. last month. • And still more congratulations to Robyn Gerland. The Chemainus author’s new book is available locally at Bound To Be Different (on Chemainus Road across from the theatre), and Eliza Heminigway and The Sellery, both on south Willow. You can also read All These Long Years Later at the library. Exciting things happening for you, your friends or your family that you want to share with your community? Send me a quick email at

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Inherent beauty, authentic moments Island style Q&A: A chat with Sweet Heirloom photographer Meghan Goertz

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eghan Goertz is a wedding and lifestyle photographer who just moved back to Vancouver Island from the big city (Vancouver). Her photos have been published in some of the best wedding magazines and blogs in Canada. With one glance at her website you’ll see why. We’re lucky to have this island girl back in the valley to capture our precious moments and milestones. Read on to see what gets Meghan inspired, what she finds most challenging, and why she doesn’t have a

favourite photograph. Tell us about your business and what it is you do My business is Sweet Heirloom Photography. I’m a wedding and lifestyle portrait photographer, who likes to focus on capturing the inherent beauty of people and documenting authentic moments. What inspired you to become a photographer? I can remember being mesmerized by photography as a child. I would obsess over my family’s old photographs and my grandmother’s National Geographic magazines for hours. I naturally gravitated toward that world of wonder, which inspired me so much as a child. What kind of training did you do? I started playing around with photography in high school. After graduating, all I really wanted to do was travel, which is when I really fell in love with my camera. When I returned home, I immediately applied to the two year Professional Photo Imaging program at Langara College in Vancouver. When you are looking for new ideas, what do you do? My best ideas come from the simple things like beautiful, natural

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Cowichan photographer Meghan Goertz, left, says her focus is on capturing the inherent beauty of people and documenting authentic moments. light, old films, and nature. I love exploring and finding little gems in the forest. My husband and I drive up to the Cariboo quite frequently and I find that trip so inspiring, the landscapes are truly breath-taking. Sometimes a change of scenery is all I need to get a new idea. What is your favourite part of being a photographer

My favourite part is the freedom to create what I want and the ability to travel all over. I get to document such personal stories in some really incredible places, and that never gets old to me. And what is the most challenging? Sometimes, the most challenging aspect about my job is trying to find the balance between focusing

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Local designer Kickstarting her Salts line Eco-clothing: Jennifer Graham designs clothes for women with things to do Eliza Faulkner

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t could be said that rest and relaxation is the best thing when you’re looking for inspiration and insight. That’s exactly what Jennifer Graham did when she was

feeling exhausted while running two eco-clothing boutiques in Victoria last year. She closed shop and spent a year immersing herself in a yoga teacher’s training program

before realising her love for fashion was still strong. Fast forward to April 2014 and Jennifer has relaunched her label, Salts Clothing with a Kickstarter campaign and a fresh new collection.

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As anyone in the fashion game will know, it’s costly to manufacture clothes, especially when you’re starting out. And so to help fund her collection, Jennifer is hoping to raise $14,000 online through Kickstarter to fund the production of her eco-clothing line. The collection and campaign were launched last week at Duncan’s Old Firehouse Bar. We were lucky to get a sneak peek at the latest collection which features organic bamboo knits in soft greens, west-cost blues, and bright whites. This collection will be perfect for a stroll along the beach on a summery day, but could easily be worn to work or in the evening. As it states on their website, these are clothes for women with things to do — from checking the garden, dropping the kids off at school, and getting to work, Salts creates clothing for all aspects of your life. more on page 23

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Double the Crofton jazz this weekend

Hot blues from cool duo Classic and original blues, served with a vintage flavour. That’s what Diana Braithwaite and Chris Whiteley, left, are promising to deliver to this month’s Cowichan Folk Guild coffeehouse Saturday. “They draw the audience in with their musicianship, stories and history,” event promotional material states. The show is scheduled for Duncan United Church. Doors open at 7 p.m. Admission is $5 for CFG members or $10 for non-members.

Nick La Riviere, arguably Victoria’s hottest trombonist, brings his 14-piece community band to Crofton on Sunday for 90 minutes of hard-driving classic R&B. The band, which includes three vocalists, saxes, trumpet and a five-piece

rhythm section is the first part of a double-header of jazz from 2 to 5 p.m. on the Crofton Hotel Pub stage. Rounding out the afternoon will be the blues-informed jazz stylings of vocalist Dirk Ouellette and the Not Yet Quartet. Admission is $10. Call 250-324-2245.

My Fair Lady a perfectly Loverly show

Review: Sparkling Cowichan Musical Society show would have looked good on Broadway Peter W. Rusland

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roadway quality by a Cowichan company is the best way to describe Friday’s Cowichan Theatre debut of My Fair Lady. Boasting terrific tunes, awesome dancing, and sensational singing — laced with all the right comedic touches — South Island Musical Society’s cast and crew can rightly be proud of their big show. Yes, MFL’s opener was a 3 1/2hour extravaganza, but the healthy house didn’t seem to mind; the stage was in perpetual motion with scene and cast changes backed by Hilary Coupland’s polished pit orchestra. One just didn’t feel folks fidgeting in their seats. It didn’t hurt that many numbers are classics — from Why Can’t The English?, and Wouldn’t It Be Loverly?, to I Could Have Danced All Night — in Lerner and Loewe’s timeless 1956 musical based on playwright George Bernard Shaw’s masterwork Pygmalion. Cliff Braaten’s stupendous sets provided an amply sweeping backdrop to MFL, which is set in post-Victorian England: a merry place for the idle rich; a grim place for poor Cockney folks such as Eliza Doolittle. But Sarah Lane imported the perfect measure of accented joy to the grubby-yet-virtuous flower girl striving to escape the gutter. It was hard keeping one’s eyes off Lane who danced and sang her way into our hearts, especially after

meeting her pompous mentor of elocution, Prof. Henry Higgins (Alex Gallacher). The veteran actor’s turn as the foppish English egotist was the second stone pillar supporting director Drew Kemp’s lovely tale of brave metamorphosis above snobbish Britain’s disgraceful class system. Pillar three was compassionate Col. Pickering, played by 89-yearold Bob Norris, apparently still in his stage prime. Enter pillar four, Eliza’s deadbeat dad Alfred Doolittle, dandily depicted by stage veteran Ian Rothnie. His tipsy bar rat seemed as tailormade for Rothnie as Eliza was for Lane. Scotsman Rothnie seemed natural using soft-shoe footwork, choreographed by Cathy Schmidt, during rowdy With A Little Bit Of Luck, and Get Me To The Church On Time. Gallacher’s witty portrayal of coldhearted bookworm Higgins was also sterling. His reactions to what was said and done rivaled Eliza’s mesmerizing expressions when she tasted chocolate as a reward for mastering uppercrust manners and diction. One priceless scene saw Eliza’s mouth loaded with real marbles by Higgins, in an attempt to get the right diction. Another saw Higgins use a lantern flame that, when spoken to, evoked the right pronunciation of ‘H’. Good-bye Cockney lass, hello classy socialite created by Higgins during a bet with pal Pickering. White-gowned Eliza (Marika

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Sarah Lane’s Eliza (above) and Ian Rothnie’s Alfred (in the top hat at left) were two of the pillars of a stellar South Island Musical Society production of My Fair Lady.

Brimacombe’s convincing costumes scored two pins up) showed she indeed had acquired the proper class-busting accent during an Ascot

horse-race, and at a formal ball. But Higgins wasn’t so smug when he realized despite Eliza’s English epiphany, she still sported no-nonsense smarts telling her she’d been used. Higgins’ hard heart slowly melted with jealousy as Eliza was courted by doting suitor Freddy (Zander

Felton). And therein sat My Fair Lady’s morals about character and charm, love and loss, truth and fakery, classiness and low-class. One fan in Friday’s audience actually saw the original Broadway version, starring Julie Andrews and Rex Harrison, and was impressed with SIMS’ sparkling Lady. No wonder. My Fair Lady runs April 11 and 12 at 7:30 p.m. Romantic-comedy musical rating: 9.5 vowels out of 10.

McLauchlan, Spirit of the West on FolkFest marquee

Islands Folk Festival: Organizers unveil acts for 30th anniversary bash Peter W. Rusland

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S Jim Byrnes performs during last year’s Islands Folk Festival at Providence Farm.

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pirit of the West, Ridley Bent Band, and Murray McLauchlan are among two dozen acts booked for this summer’s 30th Islands Folk Festival. Bobbie Blue, new artistic director of the hosting Cowichan Folk Guild, also invited a flock of festival faithful who helped build what some call The Best Little Folkfest in the West. Deb Maike, Mike Ballantyne, Paul Ruszel, Al Eskelson and Jenny Allen will also lead a planned panel offering stories

about the legendary family festival at pastoral Providence Farm July 18 to 20. To Blue, it’s all about maintaining the beloved annual event while keeping the CFG on firm fiscal footing. “We’re not trying to get bigger, but better,” she said of IFF 30 — where the third Islands Songwriting Contest winner will be crowned. (Song deadline is May 30. Call 250-748-3975.) “It has a really solid foundation, and we need to adjust and tighten things,” said Blue, hired to replace the folk guild’s former AD, Robert McCourty. Blue coined herself as a “naturally frugal person” who — with

the CFG board — aims to build community partnerships and sponsorships for the festival, guild coffeehouses and more. “Our bills are paid, and we have money in the bank; we’re fine financially, but we’re not rolling in dough.” Meanwhile, she was amped about folkfest featuring The Kerplunks in the mornings for kids, followed by acts spanning Alpha Yaya Diallo, Chris Chandler, and Daniel Lapp, to David Essig, David Gogo, Locarno, Tim Williams, and Uncle Wiggly’s Hot Shoes Blues Band (with CFG’s former AD, Brent Hutchinson, on sax). Visit

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Singer Frank Alexander, guitarist Thor Kristinsson and drummer Nick Jarvie perform at the March 23 Last Call at the Brig jam. Gary Rivest’s event saw dozens of island players sing a swan song to the Maple Bay pub, slated to become the Lion Rampant bistro under new owners.

Reel Paddling Film Festival: Showcasing the world’s best paddling films to audiences

English & French: Fun, playful program for parents of young chidren to enjoy songs, rhymes and story telling at Ecole Mt. Prevost, 9 to 10 a.m. and at Ecole Cobble Hill, 1 to 2 p.m. Glimpses of Northern Italy at the South Cowichan Library Branch: Join Barbara Kerfoot for a tour of Northern Italy, hear about her experiences, see some of her photos and learn important tips before you start packing, 6:30 to 7:30 p.m. Please pre-register 250-743-5436

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in Canada, United States and around the world. VIU Duncan Lecture Theatre, 2011 University Way, Duncan, $12 advance; $15 at the door. https://

Going Into the Golden Years, Healthy: Elder College at Island Savings Centre, 10 a.m. to 12 p.m., $25. for 2 sessions + $5 annual Elder College membership, 250-748-7529. Parent-Child Mother Goose,

Shawnigan Players Romeo and Juliet Auditions: Many speaking roles for male and female actors of all ages. Many non-speaking roles are also available. Clements Centre, 5856 Clements Street, Duncan, 6:30 p.m. Crofton Art Group Show and Sale: paintings and jewelry created by local artists at the Crofton Senior Centre, 1507 Joan Avenue, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.


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“Resilience” Local Film Screening: A documentary by Nick Versteeg tells the story of the Cowichan River from lake to estuary, at the Cowichan Estuary Nature Centre, 1845 Cowichan Bay Rd. Doors open at 6:30 p.m., film starts at 7:00 pm, followed by short panel discussion with question and answer period. Suggested donation of $5.


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Amera Johnson and Claire Thiessen of the Culinary Institute of Vancouver Island help garnish Chef Bill Jones’ porcini-dusted crispy chicken steak with buttermilk and Enoki mushroom slaw, grand fir and black pepper honey drizzle during the annual Cowichan Chef’s Table for Multiple Sclerosis at Providence Farm on March 30.


aged 6 to 24 to encourage nominees to continue their involvement in volunteerism and leadership activities, and to acknowledge that all voluntary contributions are valuable to the community. Island Savings Centre, for info

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Celebrate survivors, remember and honour loved ones, and fight back against cancer. Join your community and make a difference.

Register. Volunteer. Donate. Find out more at Cowichan Valley Relay For Life 2014 Saturday, May 31 – June 1, 6 pm – 6 am Cowichan Valley SportsPlex Contact Denise Smith: 250-414-4251 or

Saturday Parent’s Unite Garage Sale: Gently used children’s clothing, toys and sports equipment at Island Savings Centre, 9 a.m. to noon. People interested in selling their items can register for a table, in-person, at the Ticket Centre. Tables $20 each. Joal Kamps: Award winning folk-pop artist will play songs from his new CD ‘Head is East Tails is West’. Willow Street Café in Chemainus, 12 p.m.

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How Not to Grow Old: presented by international speaker Pat Nichol. A funny, thoughful look at women, aging and living life to the fullest. Duncan United Church, 246 Ingram St., 1:30 p.m. Tickets $15.00 at the door includes dessert buffet. Proceeds benefiting the Margaret Moss Centre’s Infant and Maternal Services Program. Info: 250246-2120 Evergreen Independent School Anniversary Celebration: Heritage tea--Celebrate the 100th anniversary of the Cobble Hill schoolhouse and the 30th anniversary of Evergreen Independent School. Road hockey challenge--Help us build a new multipurpose Cobble Hill Community Pavilion. Register your team of 4+ to play the Kerry Park Islanders. 3515 Watson Ave., 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.

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WARN, Cecile Therese August 5, 1923 April 3, 2014 Mom passed away in the early morning of Thursday April 3. She was predeceased by her husband Ray 1996, daughter Doris in 1947 and grandson Kevin in 1989. Survived by daughter Lois (Leo) Raby, Cobble Hill, BC, son Earl Warn, St. Albert, Alberta and daughter Dian (John) Vidal, Grayson, Saskatchewan. Grandchildren Connie (Wayne) Lewchuk, Ryan (Cathryn) Vidal, Melanie (Mike) Estabrooks, Chrislyn (Aaron) Zwaal, and Wendy Warn; great grandchildren, Rebecca (James), Rory, Makayla, Mackenzie and Madalyn; great great grandchildren; Desiree, Brody and Vivian. Also three sister in laws, Edith in Meadow Lake, Saskatchewan, Kay in Ladysmith, BC and Betty in Moose Jaw, Saskatchewan and numerous nieces and nephews. Her family meant a lot to her and she often wished they were closer. A family gathering will be held at a later date. Online condolences may be offered at

H.W. Wallace 5285 Polkey Rd. 250-701-0001 BENNETT, Kathleen Mabel (nee Young) January 7, 1916 March 30, 2014 It is with great sadness that we announce the passing of our wonderful mother Kathleen on Sunday, March 30 at the Lodge on 4th in Ladysmith, BC. Her children and grandchildren were by her side. Mom was born in Burnaby, BC. She lived on Lulu Island (now the Vancouver Airport) then Coalmont for a short time before moving to Somenos Road in Duncan where she attended Duncan Elementary School. She married Ray Bennett on October 8th, 1938 at St. Mary’s Church in Duncan and together they raised 5 children. They lived in many communities on Vancouver Island before settling down on Shawnigan Mill Bay Road where they lived for 20 years. Kathleen was predeceased by her husband Ray Bennett, mother, Margaret Dingee, father, Richard Young, stepfather Harry Dingee, sisters; Eileen, Doreen and Laura (Tootsie), brothers Harry and Sydney and her dear friend Robert Ellis. She is survived by her brother Bill Dingee(Joan), sons: Richard (Mary-Ann), Norman (Joan), Harold (Jean),daughters: Joan (Craig) and Jeanne (Randy), as well as 21 grandchildren, 29 great grandchildren and 1 great great grandchild and many nieces and nephews. Mom enjoyed gardening, playing cards with family and friends (Crib and 500), sewing, knitting, and was an avid 10 pin bowler. She spoiled us with her wonderful baking, our favorite being her delicious raisin buns, a staple in our family for many years. While living at the Duncan Kiwanas and Duncan Manor she was active in the Duncan Senior’s centre where she helped at the desk, enjoyed carpet bowling and socializing with friends. Mom had a terrific sense of humour and always kept a positive attitude, never judging others. A caring and loving woman, she gave much and asked for little in return. Her fun loving spirit will be forever missed. Her family was very important to her and she valued the many visits and holidays she spent with them. She was cherished by her children, grandchildren and great grandchildren alike. We feel blessed to have had such a wonderful person in our lives. The family would like to express their heartfelt thanks to the nurses and care aids at the Lodge on 4th for their loving care of our mother. A Celebration of Life will be held on Thursday, April 10th at 1:00 pm at St. John’s Anglican Church, 3295 Cobble Hill Road, Cobble Hill, BC. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Canadian Cancer Society or the Kidney Foundation of BC FIRST MEMORIAL FUNERAL SERVICES


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BERROW, Jeanne E. June 13, 1930 – April 3, 2014 Jeanne passed away peacefully and quietly Thursday April 3, 2014 after a long struggle with Parkinson’s Disease. She was a devoted wife, mother, grandmother and great – grandmother who always put family first. Her bright smile, quick wit and sense of humor inspired all who knew her. Her great strength, hard working ethics and passion for life will live on forever through the lives of her descendants. A celebration of life will be held at HW Wallace Cremation and Burial Centre, 5285 Polkey Road, Duncan, BC on Saturday April 12, 2014 at 1:00 PM. Online condolences may be made at

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DARWIN Henry (Hank) James April 6th, 1930 April 4th, 2014 It is with great sorrow and heavy hearts that we announce the passing of our husband, father, grandfather, great grandfather, brother, uncle and friend. Hank was a very strong and patient man who loved his family with all his heart and then some. Left to carry on his memory is his beloved wife of 49 years, Winnifred. His daughters Theresa Buller, Maureen Smith (Stan), Julie (Bill Wagar), Laura Paterson (Steve), Kathy Thomas (Darin); sons Rob (Leticia), George Hawkins (Dawn), David (Fatima), Dan (Kim), Kevin (Kelly) Kerry Lalonde (Rena). Many, many grandchildren, great grandchildren, nieces and nephews. Survived also by his brother Tony Doskocil and Jim Doskocil (Helene). Hank was predeceased by son Michael Lalonde, parents Henry and Elizabeth, brothers Frank and Rolf and sisters Mary and Elenor. Hank was a welder/fabricator by trade and took great pride in his work. He started work at a young age at BCFP in Victoria transferring to BCFP in Crofton when moving to Duncan with his family. When leaving Crofton he had his own business, Hank’s Contracting for several years. He then went on to work for Promac Industries until his retirement. Hank was involved in Somenos Community Association for many years, involved in Cubs & Scouts, then becoming President of the Association of which he remained until his passing. “THE MAIN THING IS NOT TO WORRY� A Memorial in honour of his life will be held at H.W. Wallace Cremation and Burial Centre, 5285 Polkey Road, Duncan BC on Sunday April 13, 2014 at 1:00 p.m. Online condolences may be offered at H.W. Wallace 5285 Polkey Rd. 250-701-0001

HANCOCKS, Norman Thomas “Stormin Norman� Oct 09, 1930 – Mar 24, 2014 We are all saddened by the sudden loss of our beloved dad. Dad was predeceased by his wife Florence April 9, 2013, son Kraig October 27, 1996 and Brothers Jim, Cyril, Arthur and Tim sisters Betty and May. Survived by, his Sister Phyllis and many nieces and nephews in England and Canada. Children Rebecca (Ted), Deborah (Dave), Susanne (Ron), Marni (Bill), Kate and daughter in law Susan (Guy), Rick (Sherry and children). “Grampa Rivers� is also survived by his many grandchildren Kurtis (Rachelle), Jason, Spencer, Aelyssa, Kori (Sonny), Montana (Aaron), Nikki (Matt), Myles (Katie), Katrina (Mitch), Jenny (Clint), Thomas (Erica) and Aaron (Shailey). Great grandchildren, Hudson, Bracken, Karson, Noah and Jack. Dad loved a good game of crib and a good joke that he was always eager to pass on. He enjoyed watching western movies, the history channel, sports and attending his monthly meetings with the Crofton Pulpmill retirees. We will miss his story telling, albeit exaggerated, always entertaining. We love and miss you dad. A special thank you to the ambulance attendants, the team at the Cowichan District Hospital emergency department and especially the attending doctor Melanie Belisle for their tireless efforts and sincerity. Please join us for Dad’s last farewell to be held at the Cowichan Exhibition Grounds Mellor Hall April 11, 2014 at 4:30 pm to be followed by Grampa’s last “Barn Dance�. In lieu of flowers, donations to the Heart and Stroke Foundation would be appreciated. Online condolences may be offered at

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MONTIGNY, Alice It is with heavy hearts that we announce the passing of our Mother, Alice Montigny on April 2, 2014. Mom was born April 26th, 1924, the fifth of seven children born to Medicine Hat Burrows and Alice Deneault. Mom was married September 23, 1946 to Ronald Montigny. Ronald predeceased her on September 10th, 2008 after 62 years of marriage. She is also predeceased by her son in laws Floyd Keetley and Dave Nicklen. Mom is survived by her five daughters; Sharron Keetley (Eric), Ronda Nicklen, Joann Swanson (Lyle), Vicky Bye (Gary) and Patricia Ramsay (Bill). She is also survived by her brothers Chris of Port Perry, Ontario and Dick of St. Catherines, Ontario; 13 Grandchildren; 19 Great Grandchildren and 2 Great Great Grandchildren. We would like to thank the staff at Cerwydden for their loving care shown to mom during her final years. Memorial Service to be determined at a later date. YOU MOTHER IS ALWAYS WITH YOU “She lives inside your laughter, She’s the place you came from, your first home and she’s the map you follow with every step you take. She’s your first love, your first friend, your first heartbreak and nothing on earth can separate you, not time, not space, not even death will separate you from your Mother. You carry her inside you.� Author Unknown Online condolences may be made at

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White, Thomas Michael February 6, 1974 – April 6, 2014 Passed away suddenly from complications of Multiple Sclerosis on April 6, 2014. Thomas is survived by his wife Alanta, son Robert, daughter Patricia, step daughters Alicia and Katrina and family. He is also survived by his parents Robert and Patricia, brother Troy (Jeanette), nephews Jordan, Connor and Braden, sister Candice and niece Gracy, great grandma Alma White and numerous cousins in Alberta. Thomas was loved by all and will be greatly missed. A memorial service will be held on Thursday, April 10, 2014 at 3:00 PM at HW Wallace Burial and Cremation Centre, 5285 Polkey Road, Duncan BC. In lieu of flowers, the family would appreciate a donation to the MS Foundation. Online condolences may be made at

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PORTER, Margaret Joyce January 11, 1933 – April 1, 2014 Joyce Porter (nee Fiddick) of Chemainus passed away peacefully, surrounded by her children and husband, on April 1, 2014 in Cowichan District Hospital, Duncan from injuries sustained in a fall. Joyce is pre-deceased by her parents Hazel and Richard Fiddick (1992), her daughter Linda (1976). Joyce is survived by husband of 60 years Jim Porter, daughter Brenda of Toronto, son Rick of Duncan, brother Dave Fiddick (Lynn) of Nanoose Bay, sister Sheila Solmie (Al) of Lantzville, brother Jerry Fiddick (Denise) of Ashcroft. Born in Nanaimo, Joyce married and moved to Chemainus in 1954 where she and Jim built a home and raised a family she was proud of and where she worked as a bank teller, bookkeeper, office manager. Joyce was well known, beloved and respected for her generosity, spirit, smile as well as her bookkeeping and organizational talents. She was a dedicated volunteer for 20 years which included serving as Treasurer for the Chemainus Health Care Auxiliary, introducing Lifeline to the Chemainus Crofton area, setting up and managing the Lifeline office and subscriber installations. In 2009, Joyce was awarded the Volunteer of the Year - Golden Brush Community Award for her contributions to the Chemainus community. Despite health difficulties, Joyce’s sense of humour sharpened incredibly as she traveled the uneven road of dementia over the past 5 years. The family wishes to acknowledge with great appreciation her caregiver of 2 years Sue Hodding Griffith, as well as Milca Fernandez, the Chemainus Adult Day Program, Sunridge Place and many others. Memorial service is to be scheduled for a later date. If desired, donations in Joyce’s memory may be made to the Alzheimer Society of BC. Online condolences may be offered at

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The Maple Bay Yacht Club has an opening for a part-time Office Manager. Hours of work are variable between 20 to 40 hours per week, depending on club events and activities. The Office Manager is responsible for daily and monthly accounting functions, receptionist duties, and working with two other employees to ensure proper financial procedures are adhered to. Additionally, the Office Manager responds to member enquiries, and works with Club Committees assisting them in the completion of their responsibilities. The successful candidate must have: • Completed Grade 12, • Completed a certification course in Office Administration, and or Accounting, • Above average skills in Word, Excel, and familiarity with Simply Accounting and Publishing. The successful candidate will be multitask oriented. They must be able to handle day to day financial transactions, member queries and scheduling of facilities. They must possess excellent people skills, exhibiting a mature and calm attitude in resolving member issues and answering queries. The incumbent must also have excellent writing skills. Interested applicants should submit their resume by email to: , or mail it to: Maple Bay Yacht Club 6337 Genoa Bay Road, Duncan, B. C. Attention: Office Manager V9L 5Y4 The MBYC thanks all interested applicants, however, only those we are interested in will be contacted. This competition will close on April 11, 2014.


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Building Inspector I District of Kitimat, full time permanent bargaining unit position wage range $36.33/hr - $43.63/hr, over 2 years. Duties include plan checking reviews, inspections and enforcement functions related to building construction to ensure conformance with legislation, regulations and standards, and explaining and enforcing municipal bylaws. Preferred applicants will have a Technology Certificate related to building construction or equivalent; BOABC level 2 certification and a Class 5 driver’s license. Submit applications by April 30, 2014, 4:30 p.m., to Personnel, District of Kitimat, 270 City Centre, Kitimat B.C. V8C 2H7, Tel 250-632-8900, Fax 250632-4995, or by e-mail at Community information can be obtained from our website at Only those candidates selected for further consideration will be contacted.

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HELP WANTED CLUXEWE RESORT MANAGER needed at Kwakiutl Band in Port Hardy. Competitive salary and free accommodations. Deadline midnight April 15. Email for job description and to apply. FT AND PT boat detailers wanted. Must be experienced. Police record check. Email resume & references to: TELEGRAPH COVE RESORT is now accepting resumes for the following positions: Front Desk General Maintenance Cook Waitress Bartender Dishwasher Barista Please forward your resume by email to or fax 250-928-3105 Only short listed candidates will be contacted. SHAKE CUTTER, Expr’cd. Needed in the Menzie’s/Kelsey Bay area in Campbell River. Call Mike 250-203-1981


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Please deliver your resume in person to 2975 Allenby Rd., Duncan to the attention of Chuck Richardson or come in and ďŹ ll out an application form. WANTED: SERVICE TECHNICIAN - SUNNY THOMPSON REGION. Kamloops dealership is currently accepting applications for full-time Journeyman & Apprentice RV Technicians. All applicants must have direct RV experience, possess own tools, have a positive attitude, strong work ethic, and take great pride in the work they perform. It is our goal to provide an exceptional customer experience for all our clients. We place great emphasis on customer satisfaction and quality workmanship and need people who will help us maintain this goal. We truly care about our employees and provide a positive, happy work environment with competitive wages and benefits. Requirements: - Possess Own Tools - Be Journeyman/Red Seal or period 1, 2, 3 Registered Apprentice RV Technician - Possess Valid Class 5 BCDL (Air/51 Endorsement an asset) - Excellent attendance - Self-motivated team player - Keen attention to detail - Maintain a positive attitude under pressure - Committed to lifelong learning If this sounds like a good fit and you possess the above mentioned qualifications we want to hear from you. How to Apply: With resume and references to: Attention: Service Manager By Email: By Fax: (250) 851-9775 NO PHONE CALLS PLEASE

SALES Sales Representative required to market recreational property. Property located in Comox Valley and ready to sell. Experience selling real estate, time shares, quarter shares an asset. Contacts and marketing provided. Weekend work required. Base salary & commission. Send

TRADES, TECHNICAL ATTENTION: Utility Tree Workers. Quad L Enterprises Ltd. is looking for Certified Utility Arborists and Slasher Operators. Full time work. Email or fax 780-532-1250



TRADES, TECHNICAL LUBE TECHNICIANS REQUIRED GREAT CANADIAN OIL CHANGE (formerly Oil Check) is now hiring. Must have excellent customer service skills, previous mechanical experience is an asset. APPLY IN PERSON with resume April 7th to 11th, from 12-3pm at 2752 Beverly Street, Duncan, BC.

VOLUNTEERS COWICHAN FOOD CONNECTION (THE BREAD VAN) NEEDS YOUR HELP! CFC is looking for a volunteer bookkeeper to sit on our Board of Directors as Treasurer. If you have an accounting background & 1-2 hours per month spare time please contact: Bill Macadam 250-856-0048 or email publisher@ Every week CFC delivers hundreds of loaves of bread, from Mill Bay to Ladysmith, to people who would otherwise go hungry (schools, food banks, seniors centres, and many more) Go to

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CRANE/TRUCK DRIVER For over 40 years Dan’s Precast has been serving customers throughout Vancouver Island. We sell a wide range of Concrete Products from Septic Tanks to parking lot curbs. Due to the retirement of a longtime driver we are looking for a new driver to join our team. Job Duties: Safely drive and operate boom truck (folding crane up to 22 tonnes). Maintain a legal driver’s logbook for truck and crane. Practice proper legal load securement. Care for and maintain company equipment. Present a professional courteous manner to customers. Qualifications: Class 1 Drivers License. Level A Folding Boom Certification. Excellent inter-personal skills. Must have 3 work related references. Apply to: Drop off resume in person to 6100 Scott Rd., Duncan. Fax 250-746-3606. Email:

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Cow High sevens fall one win short of title Ashley Degraaf

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unning on empty after a long day of sevens play was enough for Cowichan Secondary School’s boys squad to fall short in the Westhills Sevens tournament in Langford Friday. Cowichan came on strong, winning its first three matches of the day but just couldn’t secure a fourth, losing to Glenlyon Norfolk 29-7 in the championship game. “Unfortunately the T-Birds came up against a very strong (Glenlyon Norfolk) side,” said Cowichan coach Ron Glass. The Westhills Sevens opener saw Cowichan beat Belmont 26-15, with Amish Dobson, Alucious Gray, Raul Corpas-Navas, Ben Iwasyk and Kyle Joe (three conversions) working for the win. The second match saw the boys suit up against Edward Milne. They smoked EM 22-0. Dobson (2), Joseph Pimenta, Josh Jones, and Joe (one conversion) racked up the points. In the semi-final, Cowichan nailed Spectrum 10-0, with Dobson and Seth Davis scoring. In CSS’ final match, Brock Gowanlock and Joe (one conversion) accounted for the scoring. “The boy’s were a little rusty in their first match against Belmont, but improved as the day went on,” said Glass. “Amish Dobson had a terrific tournament leading the T-Bird scoring.” Before Friday’s sevens action, the boys beat Nanaimo District Secondary in a senior XV battle the day before 30-10. “Cowichan led 10-0 at half-time, but Nanaimo came alive in the second half with crushing runs from their inside centre and Number 8,” said Glass. “Nanaimo came within one score twice in the second half, however the T-Birds were able to score three late tries to seal the victory.” Thursday’s scorers were Joe (two tries), Gowanlock, Mike Hubscher, Davis and Dobson. The boys played G.P. Vanier after press time Tuesday, and were gearing up for Friday’s Scrumfest action at Claremont, playing Stelly’s 10 a.m. and Spectrum 2:30 p.m., and then on Saturday facing off against G.W. Graham, Chilliwack at noon and Somerset, Australia at 2 p.m.. And they’re also readying for the Island 7’s at UVic April 13.

CWFL: Steel, Ravens and the Law winners in women’s pigskin action Ashley Degraaf

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Olivia Campbell was among the Duncan Stingrays who posted personal bests at the Swim B.C. AA championships.

Stingrays speed demons in the pool AA championships: Personal bests in abundance and three swimmers attain more AAA qualifying times

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tion. Our Stingrays were ready for the challenge, evident by the numerous personal bests.’’ Dahlstrom attained three Swim B.C. AAA qualifying times in the 100-metre freestyle, 200 free and 4000 free for a berth in the AAA championships for 11 and under. Campbell earned her second AAA qualifying time in the 400 free and will be admitted into the same event for 13 and under. Ridenour managed her first AAA qualifying in the 100 breast after moving up an age group two months prior. Top placings at the AA championships included two gold medals for Dahlstrom in the 100 and 200 free plus a fourth. Koyote picked up bronze medals in the 50 free and 200 free, with two eight placings in all his events. Campbell collected a silver in the 400 plus a fourth and an eighth while Ridenour claimed bronze in the 100 breast to go along with two sixths and a seventh and Castle came ninth in one event.

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he Swim B.C. AA championships proved successful for eight members of the Duncan Stingrays through their concerted efforts. Olivia Campbell, 13, Olin Dahlstrom, 10, Haakon Koyote, 16, Megan Lewis, 13, and Gavin Morrison, 16, all had a perfect slate of personal bests in the meet at Chilliwack. Desirae Ridenour, 14, was only one event short of personal best perfection in all her swims. Jessica Castle, 11, had two personal bests and Rosie Lee, 16, was the other Stingrays’ competitor. “The level of this competition was raised due to the minimum two qualifying times and our swimmers benefitted from the change in criteria,’’ noted Stingrays’ head coach Leanne Sirup. “We are very pleased for our swimmers and for their performances as this proved to be a very fast competi-

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ne-quarter of the B.C. Elite Youth Sevens rugby squad’s lineup that won the championship of the prestigious Standard Chartered Bank International Youth Sevens tournament in Hong Kong hails from Shawnigan Lake School. Add Aaron Hersant from Brentwood College and the valley representation jumps to one-third of the 12-player lineup. Hersant and Shawnigan Lake’s George Barton, Tyler Beselt and Wesley Wong were part of the undefeated B.C. U18 team in the tournament. The final went to double overtime, with B.C. winning 12-7 over the D.B. Pirates of Hong Kong. It was a great homecoming for Beselt and Wong and a phenomenal first experience in Hong Kong for Barton. “I thought it was really cool,’’ said Barton. “It was my first trip to Hong Kong so a whole different culture. The rugby was good. “Our boys came together pretty well. It was kind of a throw-together

team from (Las) Vegas. But the boys bonded well and I think it was a good tournament overall.’’ “I think going back to play in my hometown for (the first time in) a number of years was a great experience, especially bringing home the hardware was great because most of my family lives there still,’’ said Beselt. “So it was pretty good.’’ “I’ve been back and forth to Hong Kong a couple of times,’’ said Wong. “It’s been good to play against the players I’ve been playing with since I was younger. It’s good to challenge myself against these players that I’ve been always losing to and finally winning this time, it feels great.’’ Wong felt the previous Las Vegas event in February where B.C.1 lost by a single try to the American junior national team in the gold medal game had a great carry-over effect. “I feel like the numerous camps that we had before, practising with each other and going through tactics, it really helped us to get an edge over players that were older than us and that aren’t used to that temperature and the weather in Hong Kong,’’ he said. B.C. went through all three pool games without conceding a try,

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Shawnigan Lake School’s members of the B.C. Elite Youth Sevens rugby team that won the championship of an international Hong Kong tournament, from left, include: George Barton, Tyler Beselt and Wesley Wong. beating D.H.L. Lions of Singapore crossed for two tries and Beselt years.’’ 49-0, D.E.A. Tigers 35-0 and Flying added another. Hersant connected “It was a great tournament where Kukris 47-0. for four more conversions. The final our players were exposed to a unique Barton and Wong scored tries in against the Pirates was a hard-fought culture, world class rugby and an inthe rout of the Lions while Hersant battle. ternational competition,’’ noted head kicked seven conversions. Wong “The team came from behind in coach Shane Thompson. “Everyadded another try against the Tigers double overtime,’’ said manager thing is magnified at the Hong Kong and Hersant booted five more Doug Tate. “The tournament chairSevens and, with 40,000 people in conversions. man said it was the most exciting the stands, it’s an experience that you Against the Kukris, Barton game he’s seen here in the past three can’t get anywhere else.’’

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