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Grad fashion show: This Friday, grads host show at LCS and raise funds for one of their own

Town council: Mayor presents columbarium vision to council members

Men’s golf: Senior men return to March Meadows for new season PAGE 12

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Armed robbery rocks Youbou Hooded male with chisel enters convenience store and demands money, only for it to be retrieved by local police Ross Armour

LAKE COWICHAN GAZETTE

An armed robbery of a local store on the weekend has rocked Youbou. This past Saturday, April 5, at approximately 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 Cst. Grant Desmet from the Lake Cowichan RCMP 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 got to him and the stolen cash was retrieved by the officers. “The suspect had thrown the weapon used in the robbery into Cowichan Lake,” wrote Desmet, who was the lead investigator for the RCMP with this incident 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 fail to comply with a condition of an undertaking. Katzel appeared in Duncan court on April 7 and was remanded into custody.” Store owner Rose confirmed that Katzel originally entered the FINANCING store with two other males. FINANCING “Three themWHAT came in, withDEALER one of them engaging me, and YOUofPAY THE PAYS then they left,” said Steven. “About half an hour later, Katzel came YOU PAY WHAT THE DEALER PAYS 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. On select models. Dealer is reimbursed for holdback includ FINANCING “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.” ACCENT wished 4-DOOR L to praise the successful ELANTRA L arrest, giving credit to Desmet ACCENT 4-DOOR L ELANTRA L swift actions $ $localprice. the of the store owners and Youbou residents On select models. Dealer is reimbursed for holdback included in invoice 14,220 16,352 $ $ closeby. OR OR 14,220 16,352 also% commended the store owners OR ORRCMP % and $ $ locals for “not $ $ 0 0 0 0 observe from a 69 79 trying to confront the suspect physically, but rather $ $ 0% $0and point out his location when police arrived.” 69 0% $0 79 distance Assistance was also provided*by the North Cowichan Duncan Malcolm Chalmers Photography RCMP Police Dog Service, Island District RCMP General 2014 2014 Investigative Section, RCMP Forensic Identifi cation Section, and ACCENT 4-DOOR L ELA (Bottom right) Store owner Rose Steven talks to Cst. Grant Desmet in the immediate aftermath of the armed robbery at Shop and the RCMP Underwater Recovery Team. Save in Youbou this past Saturday. (Above) A newspaper box is left† fallen by the store’s*door, which is also smashed, with witnesses stated all of those groups “provided the ‡ necessary On select models. Dealer is reimbursed for holdback included in Desmet invoice price. saying the suspect kicked the door open and the box over in an attempted escape with the money. DEALER INVOICE $ DEALE evidence to ensure a successful PRICE: conclusion to this investigation.”

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needs to be done,” said Forrest at the meeting. “The ex-president there over reacted last year improvements are needed on and mistakes were made. baseball field front New material was put in up there and it’s not very Committee meeting. Ross Armour good. “I’m glad we’ve had Lake CowiChan Gazette “North Cowichan time to walk around the doesn’t use the same park now and soon we’ll Improvements to Cenmaterial determine tennial Park Ballfield on every remains a hot topic at the what ball park. Town of Lake Cowichan needs to Some be done council table. people like within the Councillor Bob Day certain has reiterated his concern budget.” material Mayor recently at the fact you and some “cannot play baseball on Ross people Forrest that field.” don’t. The Mayor Ross Forrest, says he’s reconfirmed A total of $30,000 cost is a ceived numerous complaints about that he’s has been budgeted in big factor. needed upgrades to the fields. received the town’s budget for If we numerous this year specifically for spend too improvements on aspects complaints regarding the much it doesn’t necesneed for upgrades at the of Centennial Park. sarily mean it will make field. “The minor league it better. Both parties “The only way to does not have a plan to need to be in agreement approach this is that the maintain the park,” said so everyone understands superintendent meets superintendent Nagi what’s going on there. Rizk at last week’s Parks, with the ball association I also walked out onto and they get a mutual Recreation and Culture the little league field and understanding of what I wouldn’t want to be

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TOWN OF LAKE COWICHAN NOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARING NOTICE is hereby given that a Public Hearing will be held on the matter of the amendments to the “Town of Lake Cowichan Zoning Bylaw 935-2013” as described below: ZONING AMENDMENT BYLAW 940-2014 1. Bylaw 935-2013 is amended by appending a Permitted Land Use Table as Schedule “C” and revising section 1.8 of Part I to now read: Schedules A, B and C attached hereto are made part of this bylaw. 2. Part V dealing with Permitted Uses of the C-1 General Commercial Zone is hereby amended by adding the following to section 5.5.2: (n) Boat and marine storage only on the parcel described as Lots A and B, Block 25, Cowichan Lake District, Plan VIP EPP23955 (175 South Shore Road) subject to all applicable Conditions of Use and specifically those noted in Section 5.5.3.3 Landscaping and Screening. Minimum lot size is 464 m2. 3. and Section 5.5.3 “Conditions of Use” is additionally amended by the addition of regulations on Landscaping and Screening. All persons who believe that their interests may be affected by the proposed bylaw amendments shall be afforded a reasonable opportunity to be heard or may present written submissions respecting matters contained in the bylaw at a PUBLIC HEARING to be held in Council Chambers, 39 South Shore Road, Lake Cowichan, British Columbia on Tuesday, April 22nd, 2014 commencing at 6:00 p.m. The proposed amending bylaw and related documents may be inspected at the Town Office, 39 South Shore Road, Lake Cowichan, British Columbia, Monday to Friday, excluding statutory holidays, from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. until April 21st, 2014. Dated at Lake Cowichan, British Columbia this 13th day of March, 2014. Joseph A. Fernandez, Chief Administrative Officer Town of Lake Cowichan PO Box 860, 39 South Shore Road Lake Cowichan, BC V0R 2G0

sliding on there either. It’s very harsh and needs repaired as well.” It was assumed by Forrest that Lake Cowichan District Minor Baseball Association would contribute very little money towards inevitable improvements. “Our first priority is that it’s safe for the kids to play on,” said the mayor. “The material there now is of use once it’s smoothed out. Once we do that, I think it’ll be fine. It’s not something to deal with every year once we get it right and hopefully we do.” Coun. Tim McGonigle agreed. “If safety is an issue, regardless of what comes out of the budget, that should be addressed,” he said. Coun. Jayne Ingram believes members of the local public would come out and assist the town for free.

president there over reacted last year, and mistakes were made. Mayor Ross Forrest

“I’m sure we could get volunteers to help paint the washrooms and somebody to donate some paint,” said Ingram. “That might save us some dollars and allow us to put more into where we need it the most.” Day believes council need to get at the changes as soon as possible. “We’re trying to create an environment where young people want to be, so we must do the best we can,” he said.

Mayor drops columbarium idea for Lake Forrest presents columbarium vision to council members The prospect of a columbarium for Lake Cowichan has been brought up for discussion and contemplation at the council table. The idea was presented by Mayor Ross Forrest following feedback at a recent public meeting involving business owners around town. A columbarium is a structure which allows for funeral urns to be stored inside. “We have no cemetery here,” said Forrest at last week’s Parks,

Recreation and Culture Committee meeting. “A columbarium is an alternative to a full burial. It’s not going to please everybody but this would allow people to stay here.” Forrest stated he is thus far unsure of costs or zoning changes which would be needed to bring a columbarium to Lake Cowichan. Chief administrator Joseph Fernandez confirmed that a study was done in the past that determined “Lake Cowichan doesn’t have the

land for a cemetery.” “This (columbarium) is not going to happen this season now but we could look at the zoning issues,” said Fernandez at the meeting. “It would be a matter of finding out a location for it.” Coun. Tim McGonigle is all for it. “You can live here, you just can’t live here and die here,” he said. “This has always been an issue as long as I’ve been at the table. It’s an excellent idea that doesn’t need to be a full blown cemetery. It’s also a provincially legislated service but you don’t need a lot of room for it. It’s just for cremations

and urns. “It’s not a money maker so if we’re looking to make money off it we’re in the wrong business. It’s a place for people to pay their respects.” Forrest stated he merely just wanted to “get the dialogue started.” “It’s all about giving people a place to go and visit. I know our budget is already approved and I understand a full burial is not going to happen. However, it’s a very good alternative for people to choose that direction. We are an aging community and now is the time.”

Town staff says trees pose no danger Comiaken Avenue and Cottonwood Street: Complaint of dangerous trees from Sandra and Brian Avery deemed invalid A recent complaint over “dangerous trees” in Lake Cowichan has been deemed invalid by town staff. Back in March, a complaint came to council from Sandra Nagi Rizk, superintendent of Lake and Brian Avery over Cowichan Public Works. the trees located at Comiaken Avenue and Cottonwood Street. The Averys argued that the trees were splitting a cement wall and their low branches were a safety concern to residents walking along the nearby sidewalk. “The superintendent looked at the trees claimed to

be dangerous and our findings are that they pose no danger,” said chief of administration Joseph Fernandez at last Tuesday’s Public Works Committee meeting. “The trees pose no danger to the utilities or to public safety and I have sent a letter to the Averys.” Thus far, the Averys have yet to respond to the town. “We did look at three sites where there was potential of dangerous trees,” said superintendent Nagi Rizk. “We determined there was one on Lakeview that is a dangerous tree but the ones at Comiaken and Cottonwood, no. We followed our procedure in determining. “When we determine that a tree is dangerous then we don’t automatically assign a second planting to the same company. We ask them for a quote first,” said Rizk. Mayor Ross Forrest is pleased the complaint was dealt with in timely a fashion. “I’m glad to hear the proper procedure was followed,” said the mayor. “That’s the way decisions can be and should be made. It really isn’t our decision here as we just follow the procedures put in place.”


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Community garden will lead to brightness of a Day

Ross Armour

Coun. Bob Day shows the area of the planned community garden.

Idea of community garden for Lake Cowichan well underway Ross Armour

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The seed has been well and truly planted for a community garden in Lake Cowichan. That is thanks to local councillor and lake stalwart Bob Day who sees the garden as just a small part of his vision to turn the town into a healthier, greener community. “The whole concept in my mind that brought this around was when I started doing the work on healthcare,” said Day. “It connected all the dots of how to start moving towards a healthier community. One of the biggest discourages in my generation has been television, which has caused us to sit around on our ass for hours and hours, watching things that aren’t really real.” The site for the community garden is lodged between Centennial Park ballfield and Point Ideal Drive, across the road from Cowichan Lake and within walking distance of the downtown core. “It’s a no-brainer because we’ve got this $5 million plan on the table to re-do the field because you can’t play on it. Baseball is starting up soon and you can’t play on the field.” The community garden is a segment of Day’s ultimate condition driven by a passion

for healthy living including his latest discovery in permaculture. A food forest to coincide, a new dog park and revitalization of Centennial Park in general are all turning the wheels in Day’s brain, and he’s willing to take a leading role in greener change. “Because I’m on council, something I found out at that public meeting with business owners is that people come up to you all the time and say we need a community garden, we need a farmers market, you need to fix our business community. All they’re really looking for is some leadership. We can fix their sidewalks up to their door, but what they do after that is their own business. “So I’ve heard this time and time again that we need a new dog park, a new playing field, a community garden and then I came across the healthy thing. I also work in a grocery store. So all the dots are connected and this is healthy, for everybody. And if it’s all in one spot, it’ll create a community spirit where everything is tied in. We’ve got all the trails, and all the roads lead to here, it’s easy to get here. Technically I only need to convince four other people [on council], but I’d be an idiot to do it that way

rather than convince a whole community,” Day explained. In recent times, Day has been actively talking to many people in the Cowichan Lake area in person and via social media to get different views on the prospect of a community garden, amongst other things. “What I’ve learned is, to have the support with the nods of the head is one thing, but I’m also looking around in the community for the people willing to get off their butt. I know baseball is on-side because they’ve been pressing us for better fields. We’ve got teams going out of town that need to play

on this field. “We’ve been hounded for a dog park for years. I’ve seen a person on their butt with a chronic disease and a dog, and she’s found a dog park in Honeymoon Bay and now goes out of her home three times a week. My personal goal is to get people outside, doing things with other people. That’s community and being healthy, and with the food part, it all makes sense.” Carolyn Austin is heavily involved with the Lake Bloomers Garden Club and says her group would have an appetite to get involved, to some extent. “We are a group of people that just like to have fun gardening so we do want to get involved to some extent,” she said. “I’ve already had two propositions for community gardens turned down in the past.” Austin is in favour of Day’s proposition but still wishes to remain cautious. “We’ve seen Bob’s proposal and we definitely support it, but I do worry about some things,” said Austin, who has already had discussions with Day about the garden club’s pending participation. “It’s a little out of town for the seniors and I do worry about the fruits being eaten by the bears. I think this will have to be done slowly and in stages. We volunteer a lot and we’re all getting older. We need the middle aged to step up and start getting more involved.” Day is envisioning many fruits and vegetables being grown locally

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consume. Then you have no doubts about where it came from and that is what I think will be adopted here. I know if I put a shout out for people to come down here with their shovels, trees and seeds, then this place would be planted in no time, for free.” Day also believes working towards a greener community is something that should be done everywhere and not just in Lake Cowichan. “One of the last things I watched was how humans on earth have all the technology, all the science and all the brains to do the right thing, yet we continue to get up every morning and do the wrong things for the earth. We get up and burn fossil fuels and use as much electricity as we can and is that the right thing? No. We know it’s not right but we continue to do it because we don’t think it’s doing harm and the harm is so minimal every year. But by 2050 the world will be four degrees warmer.” As a result, Day

has already contacted Gerald Thom and the Cowichan Lake River Stewardship Society to conduct water testing on various sources around the garden site that flow into Cowichan Lake. “Testing the water is important because when we do this project we need to do everything right. We need to balance the budget with the earth as well. We want to correct anything that’s wrong, so with the water, will collecting it in a pond before it goes into the lake be useful? I think so. “The $20,000 grant I applied for from BC Healthy Communities will help us. The gardening part is easy, I’ve got that in my back pocket already. The vultures can’t wait to get out here and start digging, but I want to make sure it’s done properly. I think everyone in this community will visit here at least once a week, and with hockey and baseball, some people will be here three times a week and there will be something here for everybody to do.”

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once his plan comes together as he described the potential formation of apple trees and berry planting at the site. “The gardening part is about permaculture which is working with your natural surroundings and planting. The funding is easy, we’ll either get it from grants or the community. If we put a call out so everybody donates $25 for a tree or get people to bring a bag of seeds, I don’t think we’ll have a problem. I want the community to be in charge and take control of this. Obviously we have to be organic as we’re not going to be pouring chemical fertilizers. Why a lot of agriculture is shutting down in the United States is because the soil has been used and used again for the same thing, with the same vegetables and fertilizers, and the soil is drying up and turning into salt — rendered useless. “The best food you can eat is the food you grow yourself and you’re happy to

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$199,000

6785 Fifth Street

PARADISE AT POINT IDEAL Paradise at Point Ideal – steps from the lake, this large family home with 7 bedrooms & 4 bathrooms located on over half an acre on a quiet cul-de-sac with spectacular water & mountain views. There are too many features to list here but this home also includes a fully contained 1 bedroom in-law suite. This is a must see!

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Beautiful lake views are just some of the features - beautiful woodwork throughout: in-laId solid wood floors, granite counter tops & magnificent ceilings. Huge 2 level shop w/ woodworking area & ventilated paint room. Grounds on 1/3 acre; fish pond & rock walls - quality workmanship.

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CLOSE TO AMENITIES DOUBLE WIDE HOME Well maintained 3 bd / 2 ba rancher steps from a riverfront park and a short walk to shopping, library & bus route. This open concept home is bright with cozy propane fireplace, sun room, deck off kitchen, Jacuzzi tub & spacious double garage. Quality throughout , this home is at a price you can afford!

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Digital wave is just beginning By Tom Fletcher

BC Bureau

VICTORIA – Have you got one of the new B.C. driver’s licences yet? By now most drivers have the one with the unsmiling black and white mug shot, to conform to passport standards so it could be used for border identification with the magnetic swipe strip on the back. About one million of us now have the newest version, with a credit-card style digital chip that proves your residence and eligibility for our famously “free” medical care. The motor vehicle office started issuing them about a year ago, as five-year licences expire. They replace the old “CareCard” that has no expiry date. Over the years there were more than nine million CareCards issued, twice the population of B.C., as people held onto their access to our defenseless, overworked medical system from wherever they moved to. Positive identification is only the start for this card. Each will be assigned a password that gives access to online medical records, so when patients show up at an ER, their eligibility is confirmed and any previous conditions or medications are accurately matched. (Note that medical information is not stored on the card, just an access code that goes with the password.) Patients will be able to call up their own files at home, book medical appointments and even renew prescriptions, which is where the efficiency comes in. In-person visits for routine prescription renewals are a cash cow for today’s doctors, generating guaranteed billings but often little or no health benefit. Most people will still think of it as a driver’s licence, but it’s intend-

ed as an all-purpose government ID. If you don’t drive, you are spared the $75 licence renewal fee, and within a couple of years the cards will start providing online access to a wide range of government services. Andrew Wilkinson, minister of technology, innovation and citizens’ services, says a public consultation has shown most people are comfortable using a system they already trust for their banking. By the end of 2015, Wilkinson says about two million people will have the new cards, roughly half of B.C.’s population. Application forms converted to online access will include student loans, birth, death and marriage certificates, voter registration and even criminal record checks. All this will be costly to set up, but the savings from having customers do their own data entry are well known, as any banker or supermarket owner can tell you. “You can understand that if you’re in the vital statistics office and this can all be done from places like Telegraph Creek and Horsefly remotely, that actually saves them a lot of money,” Wilkinson said. “There will be conversion of existing services where you have to go into an office and wait around and fill out forms. Those will be converted to online services.” It also means a decline in the number of government office jobs, and the potential for further outsourcing of services, as we have seen with Medical Services Plan administration and the back-office functions of BC Hydro. Some older readers won’t be thrilled to hear about this. They don’t want a “smart phone,” just a phone. But they will also see their great-grandchildren becoming adept with tablet computers before they can even speak. Seniors will get the hang of it pretty quickly, and their lives will become easier. Tom Fletcher is the legislative reporter and columnist for Black Press. Reach him at tfletcher@blackpress.ca.

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Thanks for more than a decade of Great Lake Walks

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e come here today not to bury the Great Lake Walk, but to praise it. The die seemed cast when years of dwindling participation ended last year with its cancellation last fall. Yet even now, as the race is erased from the calendar for the second year in a row, organizers are loath to close the coffin on this most noble and worthwhile community event. And we understand why. The Great Lake Walk succeeded for most of its 11-year run on two levels: its ability to inspire and challenge participants to make the arduous 56-kilometre circuit from Youbou to

Lake Cowichan; and its ability to inspire the community to rally behind it and make it a special experience. Whether inspiring the most athletic among us to soar all the way around the lakeshore before the sun reached noon, or the most stubborn of us to stagger up to the bell as the daylight threatened to depart, the trek worked as a challenge, something that made participants want to prove themselves to themselves. But it seems that once some mountains are climbed, the climbers move on to other mountains. And our walk got left behind.

Organizers attempted to give it a jolt by using it as a means to generate charitable donations, and by adding team categories to make the summit seem a little more manageable. It didn’t work. And when the public’s interest starts to wane, inevitably even the most amazing volunteer support team is bound to start to lose interest. The door remains ajar for the walk’s return, but no one involved considers that likely any time soon. We say that’s OK. The Great Lake Walk lived its life and accomplished its goals. It should not be mourned, but celebrated. —News Leader Pictorial

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Cowichan Lake

SAYS

We asked: When Lake Cowichan builds its own food garden will you use it?

Jenny Fawcett “Personally I wouldn’t. I think it is a great idea though. We have one in our backyard already but for people who live in apartments that don’t have the opportunity it’s great.”

Amber Conway “I think it is a great idea. It would save us going into Duncan to do it. It is something the kids enjoy. I know the elementary school does it, they do gardening work with the kids.

Hal Steele “I think it is a good idea. I have a small garden and it is all I can handle but for people in apartments or condos it would be great.”

Emily Twanley “No, not me personally, because we live way out in Marble Bay but I know families who would like to and don’t have a garden. They can grow what they want.”

Town proceeds with purchase of new garbage truck

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Eggcited for the April Junk in the Trunk

The small tree in Saywell Park beside the Cowichan Lake Visitor Centre has been decorated for the arrival of spring and Easter in advance of the next Junk in the Trunk that will take place on April 20, Easter Sunday. There are rumours that the Easter bunny may have colouring sheets and treats for the kids as well that day. Checking out the tree on Wednesday, April 2 were Charleen Tomlinson (back), and Evan Croteau (front left) — who volunteer at the centre, along with Japanese international student Hiromasa Suyari, and the Centre’s cooridinator Katherine Worsley. There are still stalls available for the April 20th Junk in the Trunk. Call Katherine at 250-749-3244 to reserve your spot.

Halloween delivery date set for truck’s arrival in town Ross Armour

Lake CoWiChan Gazette

The Town of Lake Cowichan has gone ahead with a purchase of a new garbage truck for staff to use. The truck will cost the town approximately $300,000 and should be delivered by the end of the year. “We’ve gone ahead with the purchase and the delivery date is October 31,” said chief of administration Joseph Fernandez at last Tuesday’s Public Works Committee meeting. Superintendent Nagi Rizk still has to meet with the supplier for some last minute confirmations. “I’ll be meeting with the supplier to confirm the order,” said Rizk. “One part is built in the United States and one part is built in Quebec. But it will be delivered on time.” Rizk also confirmed that the new truck is significantly bigger than the one the town currently operates with and that the tonnage in weight is similar to a truck used by the Cowichan Valley Regional District. “It normally takes us about three or four trips to collect the garbage in the town. This new truck will now cut our trips by about 50 per cent and that obviously reduces greenhouse gases as well.” Councillor Tim McGonigle asked Rizk if the current truck will be kept as a back-up for the time being. “Yes it will be kept as a backup, maybe even longer, say until the current truck dies,” said the superintendent. “Our current one is still in good working shape.” Back in March, Mayor Ross Forrest stated that the purchase of a new garbage truck for the town was a necessity.

Corry Brooks “If I had time I would use it but I think it would be good for families with low incomes or having difficulties.

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GLW leagacy will live on

Re: Great lake Walk cancelled for second year in a row, News, March 26

Dear Editor In January 2001 the Youbou Mill closed putting the last few hundred people out of work. It was the end of an era as now there were no more mills on Cowichan Lake! The Community Economic Adjustment Committee was formed with monies from the Town of Lake Cowichan, CVRD Areas F and I and federal and provincial governments. CEAC’s aim was to develop tourism and an industrial site in the area, then to search for businesses to relocate here. This infrastructure would benefit present businesses and the local economy. All of those things didn’t happen, but we did get some work done on local tourism with the Trans Canada Trail trailhead

kiosk and trail signage. We also developed a Cowichan Lake brochure, monthly calendar of events and the local map of the Cowichan Lake area that the visitor centre hands out. However there was more work to do so Maureen Loebus, a feisty organizer and general busy body, had an idea. Her niece had walked the Great Walk in Tahsis and she had heard that Eva and Gary Fearon, and Floyd Augustine from Youbou had also participated a few times. Maureen encouraged Eva Fearon, Helen Evans, John Elzinga, Bertha Gravelle, Linda Blatchford, and me to come to the first planning meeting [for the Great Lake Walk] that summer and there was no stopping us from there. It took over a year to organize, print brochures, get sponsors, design t-shirts, along with many other items. Thanks to Barry Gill we had $1,000 in the bank to get started. In the spring of 2002 the town awarded us a grant-in-aid of $1,000 which helped us bring the first GLW to

fruition. We paid that back after the walk as we had sufficient funds to keep going for the next year. At one of our meetings Maureen suggested we have a reason for people to participate and the idea of “walk for your charity of choice” was born. Over the life of the walk several hundred thousand dollars have been raised for numerous causes and charities. Many hours were spent on the computer, telephone and on the road. My husband and I travelled all around the Island, other parts of B.C., Alberta and the northern part of Washington State hitting every visitors’ centre and recreation centre we saw. We hit the Gulf Islands and San Juan Islands in our boat and bragged about the Cowichan Lake area and this fabulous 56 kilometre walk around the second largest lake on Vancouver Island. The first year on the third Saturday in September we had over 800 participants, and a full

moon to get them on their way from Youbou at 5 a.m. It took 300 volunteers from Youbou to Lake Cowichan to bring it off. All organizations in every community around the lake were involved in this one event for the first time in 25 years reported Pat Weaver at our first closing ceremony. Enrolment started to decline year after year and those of us who were founding members suggested that if we have less than 500 participants we should change the event, make it shorter and advertise wider for participants. Unfortunately, the suggestions were not followed. Over the years, some organizations have used our model to develop their own walks and as you can see on the news there is a walk/run every month for something on the Island and in the rest of the province. The Great Lake Walk was developed as an event to bring people into the Cowichan Lake area in hopes that they would return and many have. In one of the first walks a lady came all the way from New Mexico to participate and many have come back to camp and support businesses in the area. The Great Lake Walk may have run its course, but the legacy will live on in many lives and for many years to come. Carolyne Austin, Past-president GLW


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Esther Huston

Occupation: ISCU insurance rep Best thing about living here: the outdoors has so much to offer Fave activity: acrylic painting Fave food: everything but cashews I’ve always wanted to: be able to go to every country My guilty pleasure is: chocolate My proudest moment: having my first art show Fave moment of the day: is morning, the start of a new day In my fridge you’ll find: organic food In my car I listen to: hip-hop If I was stuck on a desert island I: would definitely need my fiance Scott My go-to wardrobe staple is: jeans and high heels If I had a $1 million: I’d invest most of it and help local charities I define down time as: walking my dog I’m currently reading: From Thine Own Well by local author Norm Hamilton

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Above: Built in 1930, the old community hall had seen better days when this photo was taken in 1969 during the dismantling of the condemned building. Today, the Cowichan Lake District Seniors Centre occupies the same site. Top: Just a few more finishing touches to go before the May 15, 1991 opening of the new Cowichan Lake District Seniors Centre takes place.

Seniors’ centre has always been the site of community events

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Years before Cowichan Lake Douglas was chosen to do the District Seniors Centre was built, structural work and supervise the the property was occupied by the project with volunteers doing the village’s first community hall. rest. Both buildings — one built in On March 7, 1931, one year 1930 the other in 1991 — would after the start of the project, never have existed had it not townsfolk, local dignitaries, been for two groups of energetic and B.C. Premier Peter Tolmie community-minded gathered at the new residents who took hall for the official the bull by the opening. horns, and did what Tolmie did had to be done, to double that day accomplish their opening the new Rolli goals. hall and taking Gunderson The completion part in the official of Lake PAGES OF HISTORY opening of the Cowichan’s Riverside bridge. original community Over the next hall was a direct few years additions result of “if you want something were added on to three sides of done, do it yourself” sort of the hall. people. For the next 30 years, the hall In January 1929, a committee was to host hundreds of events was formed after a United like: public dances, badminton, Church missionary suggested church services, meetings, that the town needed a place for wedding receptions, parties, boy social gatherings. Soon after, scouts, Lake Days celebrations, the Lake Cowichan Community the IODE annual flower show. Club — which was incorporated The hall became the social centre under the Societies Act — was that the missionary, the one formed with the first order of who came up with the idea, had business being the formation of envisioned. the building committee. In 1941 the town residents A piece of property was celebrated the “burning of the selected and cleared and Merlin mortgage.” By 1958, the once

thriving community hall, had “outworn its usefulness and was becoming unsafe,” wrote John Saywell in the 1967 Kaatza The Chronicles of Cowichan Lake. One of the last duties of the Community Club — which oversaw the building — was to donate $400 for the new Centennial Park project. In 1959 the hall was condemned then closed for good. The Community Club sold the rundown hall to the local school district (to use for storage). On June 21, 1963 it turned all assets over to the village. The club then disbanded. Eventually the building was demolished. Over 60 years later, a new building arose on the spot where the old hall had once stood. A plaque to commemorate the original site of the historic old community hall was placed at the new Cowichan Lake Seniors Centre, which was also built by volunteer labour. An excerpt from Village of Lake Cowichan - Heritage Sites papers says it all, “Very appropriate, for it too serves the community as the old hall had done.”


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$199,000

$299,000

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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.

POST AND BEAM HOME

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271 South Shore Road

This post & beam home with vaulted ceilings will give you that warm and cozy feeling.  The rustic design makes it great for year round living or a get away from the city, great for summer or winter.  There is a huge 2 level shop with an over sized roll up door, great for the car enthusiast, boat or RV storage. Fully fenced with a nice garden area - a minute walk to sunset beach.  What are you waiting for? This is the gateway to the west coast.

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.

OPEN CONCEPT

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

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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.

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

$199,000

250 South Shore Road

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

$287,000

330 Carnell Drive

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!

$245,000

10093 Youbou Road

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

$163,000

#84 - 90 Lakeview

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

4775 Fairbridge Drive, Duncan NEW LISTING

$650,000

#9-300 Grosskleg Way

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.

$89,900

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

8662 Trans Canada Hwy. Chemainus NEW LISTING

268 Castley Heights

$389,900

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.

$150,000

92 Cowichan Ave. E.

NEW LISTING

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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.

$149,900

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3 BEDROOM / 4 BATH

#55-3497 Gibbons Road

$255,000

200 Oak Lane

INVESTMENT PROPERTY

NEW LISTING

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

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.

$200,000

6755 Fifth St. Honeymoon Bay

$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.

$289,000

7755 Sunset Dr.

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!

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

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LCS Lake Studies’ students Madisyn Young (left), Madison Youmans, and Cassidy Longbottom (right), help Cowichan Lake and River Stewardship Society members, plant native species at Saywell Park last week as part of the park’s restoration project.

Saywell Park project nears completion On Wednesday, April 2 Cowichan Lake and River Stewardship Society members, and Lake Cowichan School’s Lake Studies program students, participated in a restoration work party at Saywell Park. The volunteers spread mulch and planted ground cover. Wednesday’s efforts mark the near completion of the Saywell Park Project which began a year ago with the removal of the blackberry vines that

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had invaded and choked the natural vegetation along the shoreline.  Future work will include additional mulching and maintenance. Descriptive and informative signage regarding the Saywell Park Project will be put up by the Town of Lake Cowichan in the near future.  — Jean Atkinson, CLRSS

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The Cowichan Valley Regional District (CVRD) will be carrying out flushing of the water systems listed below on: April 14, 2014 to April 18, 2014 Mesachie Lake Water System Honeymoon Bay Water System April 28, 2014 to May 2, 2014 Youbou Water System Bald Mountain Water System Residents may experience some air in the lines and discolouration of the water supply during these operations. Should this occur, running a cold water tap for a short period will help to restore the water quality to normal. Should the problem persist, please call the CVRD’s Engineering Services Department at (250) 7462530.

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Congratulations to firefighter Tony Goldsmith (centre) for receiving his 20 year federal government service medal. Sybille Sanderson, manager of Public Safety of the Cowichan Valley Regional District presents his award along with Honeymoon Bay Fire Rescue Department Fire Chief Keith Bird (right). A special dinner was held at the fire hall in Tony’s honour on March 17 with Tony’s girlfriend Heather and staff from the CVRD attending.

Members of HBFRD training for their Level 3 First Responder license. After 50 plus hours of training, this program allows them to perform medical aid when there is an urgent need of help or a delay of ambulance service to Honeymoon Bay. The department has been involved with this program since 1991. It started with the help of BC Ambulance Unit Chief Keith Chance, and his brother, former HBFRD Chief Lee Chance. HBFRD now has 14 of its members licenced in the first responders program and they train monthly to stay on top of the skills. Firstaid, oxygen therapy, CPR, and AED training are just part of our ongoing program.


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Grad fashion show this Friday at LCS Fashion show: Lake Cowichan’s 2014 grad class to host fashion show and raise funds for local boy with cystic fibrosis

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Lake Cowichan School’s 2014 Grade 12 grad class is hosting a fashion show this Friday. The show kicks off at 7 p.m. with doors opening at 6:30 p.m. It is $4 minimum donation to get in, with everyone welcome to attend, and all the funds are going to a good cause. “One of our fellow grads John Hieta needs a lung transplant and we’re giving all the funds to his family who have already started raising money for him,” said 2014 grad Carmen Brooks who has organized the entire event with help from

a few friends. “I’ve been organizing this for two months. We have about 13 or 14 grads in the show and we’ll also be playing games with the audience as well as having a concession.” The school’s gym will feature a long stage setting the perfect catwalk platform for the evening. The show will have the grads show off many clothes from numerous local stores and stylists including Scarlett’s, Fit for a Princess, Neiser Sales and Service and Copper Lane. “We’re going to start the evening off with Scarlett’s and Fit for a Princess and then we’ll probably do Neiser’s and have an intermission. Then we’ll do Copper

Lane and all of our hair is getting done by Heads or Nails, Remedy, and Studio 87.” But after the conclusion of Copper Lane’s fashion, the show is not finished there. “Then we’re going to have our finale where the grads have to wear anything that’s not clothes as part of their clothing. So you’ll see garbage bag dresses, newspapers, space blankets, party decorations, a lot of pretty cool things.” Lake Cowichan School has also loaned the grad class money to decorate the gym for the evening. Brooks finished by saying she’s hoping for a crowd of “50 to 100 people” and Lauren Frost will be emcee for the evening.

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Notice of Parcel Tax Roll Review Panel Meeting As per section 208 of the Community Charter, notice is hereby given that Parcel Tax Rolls are now available for inspection at the Town of Lake Cowichan Municipal Office between the hours of 8:30 a.m. and 4:30 p.m., Monday – Friday, except statutory holidays.

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A crowd of energized, students, staff, and community members were pumped to see the success of the second annual Health Fair at Lake Cowichan School on Friday, April 4. “Amazing work today Lakers! Thank you for your enthusiasm and insight.” said LCS vice-principal Kyla Bridge on the school’s Facebook page. “I am confident in our future leaders! A big thanks goes out to Mrs. Battye for organizing such a great afternoon.” The Grade 9 and 10 Planning class created inquiry based projects where they asked a question about an aspect of health that they wanted to know about. Their presentations were the answers that they found to their questions and they had a component of interaction required as part of their presentation. “It’s awesome to have community groups come in,” said Battye who appreciates the town’s involvement in the school. The mayor and councillors were at the fair and handed out seedlings to the students.

NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that the WATER and SEWER PARCEL TAX ROLL REVIEW PANEL will meet in Council Chambers at the Town Office, 39 South Shore Rd, Lake Cowichan, BC on Tuesday April 22, 2014 beginning at 5:00 p.m. The Parcel Tax Roll Review shall hear complaints and may review and correct the parcel tax assessment roll on one or more of the following grounds: a) an error or omission respecting a name or address on the parcel tax roll; b) an error or omission respecting the inclusion of a parcel; c) an error or omission respecting the taxable area or the taxable frontage of a parcel; d) an exemption that has been improperly allowed or disallowed. In order for a request to be considered by the review panel, it must be submitted in writing and received at the Town Office at least 48 hours prior to the sitting of the Parcel tax Roll Review Panel on April 22, 2014. Requests can be dropped off at 39 South Shore Road or mailed to: PO Box 860, Lake Cowichan BC V0R 2G0, Attention Ronnie Gill, Director of Finance. Joseph A. Fernandez Chief Administrative Officer


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the game. The teams were left with seven players on each side instead of the usual 11, so there was plenty of open field for the players to use. Biro said the girls played really well and that there were nine players who had never played the game before. Although the team lost their first game, they left the field in good spirits and ready for their next practice. Their next game was Tuesday, April 8 in Duncan against Duncan Christian School and then they return home for a game against Queen Margaret’s School on April 9. Go Lakers!

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Lorraine Lawrence (right), Marge Anderson (centre) and Carol LaForge at the seniors’ centre bazaar on Saturday morning. Along with community charities, tables were rented to sellers of all types, from used items and baked goods to East Indian cuisine.

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Lake Cowichan chiropractor, Dr. Laura Hughes (right), leads a group for Get Walkin’ Lake Cowichan on Monday afternoon. In the first of the lunchtime walks around the Greendale Loop, 15 people and four dogs took part. The walk is open to anyone who has 45 minutes to spend walking, sun or rain. Meet at the Lake Cowichan Chiropractic office by Country Grocer Mondays at 12:30 p.m. Walk with the mayor on Saturdays. Find Get Walkin’ Lake Cowichan on Facebook for the schedule.

Spring has sprung, the ‘grass is riz,’ I wonder where the golfers is! A beautiful warm day greeted 21 keen golfers on our starting day of another season at March Meadows Golf Club in Honeymoon Bay. Our usual 9 a.m. start was delayed a bit by frost on the greens, but by 10:30 a.m. we were peeling off layers as the day warmed up. The golf on the other hand was not so hot as most players were a little rusty after not playing much over the winter. Earl Laforge had a chip-in par which helped him win the low gross award for the day. Don Cochrane won the low net award. Gerry Janzen had a chipin birdie. Ray Bourassa and Jug Kalar were KP (closest to the pin) on the par threes. We play every Tuesday from now until October. Any players over 50 years of age are welcome to join us for golf and a light lunch. You do not have to be a member of the golf club to join us. We make up different foursomes each week so you get to play with a variety of players. There is a sign up sheet by the pro shop door. Remember, as the Duffer says, “It’s better to get up early for a game of golf than it is to sleep in and mow the lawns!” —Submitted, Rick Nott


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14 Wednesday April 9, 2014 THE LAKE COWICHAN GAZETTE A14 www.lakecowichangazette.com

HELP WANTED

TRADES, TECHNICAL

HOME/BUSINESS SERVICES

MERCHANDISE FOR SALE

RENTALS

TRANSPORTATION

FINANCIAL SERVICES

HAULING AND SALVAGE

MISCELLANEOUS WANTED

HALLS

AUTO FINANCING

ESTATE BUYER

LIONS’ CLUB HALL for rent $75. Deposit required. Call Eileen 250-749-3345.

Delivery Guy

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 resume:info@pacificplaygrounds.com

ABSOLUTELY HIGHEST PRICES PAID

(250) 597-8335

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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@ cowichannewsleader.com 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

PLUMBING A SERVICE PLUMBER. Licence, Insured. Drains, HWT, Reno’s, Repairs. Senior Discounts. After Hour Service. Call Coval Plumbing, 250709-5103. DROWNING IN debt? Cut debts more than 60% & debt free in half the time! Avoid bankruptcy! Free consultation. www.mydebtsolution.com or Toll Free 1-877-556-3500 BBB Rated A+

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BRAND NEW LOCATION! We are currently seeking an individual to run an efÀcient and proÀtable truck & equipment service department in our new shop through productive stafÀng, customer retention, cost controls, achievement of objectives and maintenance of all service records. Preference will be given to candidates with technical knowledge of heavy duty trucks & equipment and proven leadership skills. The Inland Group is an industry-leading group of heavy truck & equipment dealerships in business since 1949 with 1,200 employees and 23 locations in North America. Further details can be found under Canada, Job Opportunities at www.inland-group.com. Resumes & cover letters should be emailed to Lori Willcox at lwillcox@inland-group.com or faxed to 604-608-3156

REAL ESTATE APARTMENT/CONDOS

MERCHANDISE FOR SALE FURNITURE MAROON LEATHER Loveseat, in new condition, purchased from Uncle Alberts. $500. Bed Chesterfield, $200 firm. Call (250)743-0489, Cobble Hill.

NANAIMO WATERFRONT 2nd floor condo. 1500 sq.ft. LR/DR/2bdrms with view, den, gas FP, secure bldg. 2 underground parking spaces. Maintenance fee includes hot water/gas/landscaping. 1 pet OK. View anytime. $339,900 Reduced to $329,000. (250)7539123

MISCELLANEOUS FOR SALE HOT TUB (SPA) COVERS. Best price. Best quality. All shapes & colours available. 1-866-652-6837 www.thecoverguy.com/ newspaper?

DUPLEX/4-PLEX YOUBOU- 700sq ft, 1/2 duplex, free H/W, internet, lake & mountain views, new W/D. $700. Avail May 11. (250)7100207. don_k@shaw.ca

SAWMILLS FROM only $4,897 - Make money & save money with your own bandmill - Cut lumber any dimension. In stock ready to ship. Free Info & DVD: www.NorwoodSaw mills.com/400OT 1-800-5666899 Ext:400OT. STEEL BUILDINGS. Hot savings - Spring sale! 20x24 $4,348. 25x24 $4,539. 30x30 $6,197. 32x36 $7,746. 40x46 $12,116. 47x72 $17,779. One End wall included. Pioneer Steel 1-800-668-5422. Or online: www.pioneersteel.ca STEEL BUILDINGS/metal buildings 60% off! 20x28, 30x40, 40x62, 45x90, 50x120, 60x150, 80x100 sell for balance owed! Call 1-800-4572206 or visit us online: www.crownsteelbuildings.ca.

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CNC MAZAK MACHINISTS. Live, work & play in sunny Shuswap. ISO Certified, Excellent Safety record, Spotless shop. New machines & Brand new building on the way 50K-80K+ /yr + OT and bonuses. Multiple positions available for the RIGHT people. 4+ Axis experience an asset. Apply by: mattm@accessprecision.com Fax: 250-832-8950

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 tcrltd@island.net or fax 250-928-3105 Only short listed candidates will be contacted.

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ACCOUNTING/TAX/ BOOKKEEPING

HOMES FOR RENT NEWER 3 bdrm, 2 bath, 1400 sq.ft. Spectacular lake view home. Point Ideal Drive. $1095./mo. 1 (250)474-0545.

RECREATION

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Spots available at Great Rates. Daily, weekly, monthly. Pool, Hot tub, exercise room, laundry, putting green, hiking, fishing, Pickle Ball Court. Free coffee in one of the best clubhouses on the island. Nanaimo area. www.resortonthelake.com 250-754-1975 or admin@resortonthelake.com

SUITES, LOWER LAKE COWICHAN- spacious 3 bdrm level entry suite, priv entrance. Inclds W/D, F/S. NP/NS. $800/mo heat incld. Call 250-923-6170.

TRANSPORTATION

FOR SALE BY OWNER AUTO ACCESSORIES/ PARTS

MARINE BOATS

LADYSMITH 55+ patio Town House end unit. Immac 2BR 2WR. Spiffy Kit. Jenn-Air Stovetop + Electrolux Wall Oven. 1 pet ok. $259500. Call 250-924-4398.

OTHER AREAS 20 ACRES $0 Down, Only $119/mo. Owner Financing, NO CREDIT CHECKS! Near El Paso, Texas. Beautiful Mountain Views! Money Back Guarantee. Call 1-866-8825263, Ext. 81. www.sunsetranches.net

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Curves’ members donate to food bank

Gazette

Lake Cowichan Food Bank volunteers Anthony Paton (left), Cindy Vaast (second from right), Betty Sanddar (right) and Karen deGoesbriand (kneeling) graciously load donations with Curves owner Christine Calihoo. Lake Cowichan Curves held its annual food drive for the Lake Cowichan Food Bank during the month of March. Curves members donated approximately 1,600 pounds — everything from toiletries to pet food and soup to rice.

☞ By the way . . . have you heard

their respective schools in the 19th edition of Canadian Geographic Education’s Great Canadian Geography Challenge. Croteau, 15, and a Grade 10 Lake Cowichan School student, is one of these students. He told the Canadian Geographical Society that “[hopes] to one day travel the world and see as much as he can.” In his free time, the curious young man enjoys reading, biking, volunteering, and exploring the world on Google Map. It all starts in the classroom before extending to a schoolwide competition where a single winner is chosen. Those winners take part in the provincial/territorial contest, which determines the students who will compete in the national final. “Evan, and the Challenge’s other finalists, will display their knowledge of Canadian and international geography as well as topography and climate, among other topics. The top three contestants will receive, respectively, a $3,000, $2,000 and $1,000 scholarship. The winners will also earn the chance to represent Canada in the National Geographic World Championship in 2015." said Ellen Curtis of the Challenge in an email to the Gazette. ■ Lake Cowichan Co-ed Slo-Pitch starts the last week of April and runs to the first week of July with playoffs starting July 10. There is still time for new teams and players to join. Call Al at 250-710-3237 for information on cost etcetera. Play ball Cowichan Lake! Come on out and cheer on some local talent, enjoy a hot dog and a pop, and razz an umpire. Games will be back at the Sky Dome in Mesachie Lake this year. (Thank you is extended to those involved for making that happen.) Look for games at Centennial Field in Lake

■ On May 17 two new sports personalities will be inducted to the Lake Cowichan Heritage Sports Wall in the Cowichan Lake Sports Arena. Congratulations to Lakers Brian Lundberg and Rod Tipton. ■ Congratulations to Evan Croteau! On April 17, 50 of Canada’s best geography students will compete online from

Cowichan, and the Youbou Little League park.

☞ Lose a mountain bike?

Lake Cowichan Detachment of the RCMP are holding a found bike. “On April 5, a red CCM mountain bike was located at A.B. Greenwell Elementary School and turned into the Lake Cowichan detachment.” said Cst. Bruce Coles in an email to the Gazette. “The owner can claim by attending the RCMP detachment at 70 Stanley Road, Lake Cowichan.”

☞ Support Cancer month in Canada

April is Cancer Month in Canada and Cowichan Lake area residents can show their support for the fight against Cancer by buying and wearing a daffodil pin throughout the month. Pins are available this year at Lake Cowichan Country Grocer, the Government Liquor Store, and Island Savings Credit Union. Also, for the first time in several years, the Canadian Cancer Society has door-to-door canvassers soliciting donations in the Cowichan Lake area. Please give generously if one of these canvassers comes to your door. Cancer is the leading cause of death in Canada. Two in every five Canadians will be diagnosed with cancer during their lifetime but thanks to prevention, research, and improved treatment, the majority of those people (62 per cent) will survive, compared to less than 40 per cent just 20 years ago. You can contribute to the steady progress of the fight against cancer by giving during April. — Submitted, Marg Davis

Cowichan Lake SERVICE DIRECTORY

A Guide to Professional Services in the Cowichan Lake Area

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

SMALL ADS WORK!

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For your free in home heating estimate Visit www.accurate-air.ca for internet specials!

Call the Gazette 250.749.4383

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PETS & SUPPLIES

COVAL PLUMBING

After hour service | Seniors’ discounts Renovations | New construction | Repairs Hot water tanks | Drain cleaning

Septic Design & Installation Water services 20+ years experience

250-749-4997 250-709-5103

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

• Pumps • Fish ponds

JOHN PORTELANCE

250-749-3174

johnportelance@shaw.ca

• Fish • Pet food/supplies • Otter Co-op Livestock Feed • Wood Pellets • Grooming

MONTHLY VET CLINIC

with Dr. Nancy Holling

170A Cowichan Lake Rd.

250-749–4454

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

STONE R IDGE SAND AND GRAVEL

251 Government St. ,Duncan

250-746-4534

For all your gravel supplies We are just a short 20 minutes away from Lake Cowichan.

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HOME PLUMBING CENTRE

Gentle CarinG team

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

New patients always welcome! 46 South Shore Rd.

(Beside the Post Office in Lake Cowichan)

250-749-3233

email: ldhc@shaw.ca

Cowichan Pet Emporium (1996)

GRAVEL | SAND | CRUSH ROCK | DRAINROCK | TRUCKING

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A gutter above the rest. Featuring: Crown Moulding

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EXCAVATING

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

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CARPENTRY

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MINI EXCAVATOR & BOBCAT SERVICES

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

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