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Mayor Ross Forrest, alongside members of council, addresses speaker David Ridley and the rest of the crowd at Monday’s Town of Lake Cowichan public meeting at Centennial Hall. Full story on page 3.

Body of missing Lake Cowichan man found

Rodney MacKinnon’s body found by cousins and a friend between Lake Cowichan and Mesachie Lake Peter Rusland

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The body of missing Lake Cowichan man, Rodney MacKinnon, was found by his cousins and a friend late Thursday. MacKinnon’s mother, Debby SkramstadNickell, said her son’s remains were located near an area of dense bush Cowichan Search and Rescue crews had diligently combed in the Fairservice logging-road network, between Lake Cowichan and Mesachie Lake. Skramstad-Nickell explained she’s distraught yet thankful closure can start now that her 35-year-old boy’s body has been found after he went missing May 1. “I was devastated on hearing,” she said of

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the grim news after three weeks of anguish. She spent Thursday night on the mountain hoping searchers would gain hints about MacKinnon’s disappearance. With one waiting game over, another is in play: official word about the cause of MacKinnon’s death. “They’re not saying anything at this point,” she said of RCMP investigators and medical experts sifting clues involving the body, and MacKinnon’s truck found in the Fairservice area. “He was on the mountain to clear his head.” When MacKinnon failed to return from the bush, in an area familiar to him, Cowichan SAR teams and police started an extensive dragnet. It was called off around May 6, but family

and friends continued looking for the guy they described as an intelligent, caring, artistic gentleman. “Search and Rescue were wonderful,” his mom said, saluting her kind community too. “The minute the RCMP called them out, they were on it right away.” Still, she couldn’t help believing persistent RCMP tracking dogs may have found her son sooner. “It disturbs me Rod lay in the bush for three weeks. “I honestly feel a scent dog would have shortened that period — the whole family feels that way; they’re so frustrated.” MacKinnon’s high-school friend, Heather McNeely, was also struggling to accept the loss of “a very special person.”

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“Rod was very intelligent and quiet; we had deep conversations about things.” McNeeley, who helped search, cited MacKinnon’s creative side too. “He had a lot of talent that I don’t think people saw. “He wrote quite a lot of poetry, and took amazing photographs.” Those shots invariably strayed back to nature, such as eagles, and subjects in nature such as the lake’s metal trestle bridge. “It’s sad,” she said of her friend who had worked in logging camps ,and aimed to do roofing work in Calgary. Like his mom, McNeely now awaits official reasons for MacKinnon’s death. “Rod was far too young. No one deserves to just disappear like that.”

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The delegation arriving from Lake Cowichan’s sister village of Ohtaki this October could well be the biggest one yet. Between 28 to 30 people will arrive in town and be here from October 4 to 8. “It’s a very big delegation,” said Mayor Ross Forrest at last week’s Ohtaki Twinning Committee meeting at the town hall. “There will be 19 kids, three office staff, four teachers and some more adults.” One of the adults who could potentially fly out from Japan is Ohtaki’s own mayor. “We will be going again in July 2015 and we’ll be taking a bigger delegation this time as well,” said Forrest. “It comes around quickly. Last time, the kids that went did a really good job of fundraising and most of them covered their expenses.” At the meeting, Forrest stated that he believed it to be one of

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The Town of Lake Cowichan has received feedback on the use of an organic composter which may result in a council and staff member visiting a version of the machine elsewhere. Chief administrative officer Joe Fernandez contacted the University of Alberta in Edmonton, which has a BioVator on site, in order to attain further information on the composter and arrange a visit. Back in April, council agreed to send a councillor and staff member to Alberta to visit the BioVator with the town currently contemplating whether or not to purchase one for Lake Cowichan. But unconvincing feedback

from Alberta may see the town plan the visit somewhere else now. Fernandez presented an email from Karsten Mundel at the university, who oversaw the BioVator project there, to council members at last week’s Sustainable Planning and Development Committee meeting. “Our history with the BioVator is a bit mixed which is largely related to the fact that we have sited it in close proximity to air intakes,” read Mundel’s email. “Most days, it did not produce bad odours but on the few days it did (15 times/year) it was quite bad for indoor air quality.” As a result, the university is currently not using the BioVator. Coun. Bob Day thinks a visit to a similar mechanism at The Forks

in Winnipeg may now be more viable, as he doesn’t envision the town using the BioVator in a similar way to the university. “I read the letter and I don’t think we would install it next to air intakes anyway,” said Day. “Perhaps this isn’t the best example of use. In Winnipeg, they regulate the temperature appropriately as well, in terms of the amount of carbon that goes in.” As a result, Fernandez will now contact Winnipeg for further information. Mayor Ross Forrest still believes the timing of the visit to wherever is crucial. “If we do visit, we have to go at a time of the year where the odours would be a problem,” he said. “It’s something that we wouldn’t want in our town.”

Kaatza Historical Society asks the town for addition to the BellTower

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The Kaatza Historical Society has asked for permission from the Town of Lake Cowichan for an addition to the Historic Bell Tower close to the Kaatza Station Museum. The addition would be of 750 square feet according to Pat Foster from the society, who was at the town’s Sustainable Planning and Development Committee meeting held last Tuesday. “There is green space to the west side of the Bell Tower School,” said Foster at the

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opportunity to learn and the kids get to know each other. We do have some stuff planned to take the delegation out quite a lot of the time. They’ll be going to the school and we have trips planned elsewhere. You don’t have to look after them all the time, they’ll be busy.” A welcome BBQ will be hosted by the town on Saturday October 4 at the fire hall and a banquet will be staged at Centennial Hall Tuesday October 7. “It’s not an onerous thing other than you have to give them a place to sleep. There is a little expense in terms of buying gifts as they are gift giving culture, but it doesn’t have to be expensive.” Coun. Tim McGonigle also insisted that potential homestay families need not worry about the language barrier. “You don’t have to learn the language,” said McGonigle. “There’s a conversation app for that. People learn how to engage and it’s great to see.”

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the busiest Ohtaki meetings ever, with various parents and children heading to Japan next summer coming out to attain further information. The trip is predicted to cost each student just over $2,500. “Your homestay family won’t let you spend any money, they are very generous people,” Forrest told all those in attendance. “I wasn’t looking forward to going to Japan too much the last time, but it was well worth the effort. We had a very special 10 days and I would go again in a heartbeat. It’s a great experience for the kids.” On the homestay front and seemingly with such a large delegation arriving in October, the town is still actively looking for more families willing to put up some of the arrivals for the four days. “We’re requiring quite a few homestay families this year,” said Forrest. “It’s not mandatory to be a homestay if your kids are going to Ohtaki but it’s a good

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meeting. “It wouldn’t interfere with any walking paths.” Foster and the society believe they are just in need of more space in general for both workers, researchers and visitors. “A lot of researchers come into our archives room. For example, Rolli Gunderson has to perch herself on a pulled out drawer of a filing cabinet to do her work as the rest of our volunteers are using the desks.” Foster confirmed the addition to the Bell Tower would likely be on a cement foundation. “We want to make it fit the look of the building. Our volunteers are prepared to apply the outside touches and dry wall. It’s very

crowded in there right now.” Foster also stated that councillors Jayne Ingram and Frank Hornbrook have already seen the space where the society wishes to add on and she has also been in contact with Gerald Thom from the Cowichan Lake River Stewardship Society. “Gerald Thom doesn’t think it will be a problem to the water. We’ve had donations already and the estimated cost is $50,000. We also have a bookkeeper who will look into grants.” Council will now discuss the prospect of an addition. “It sounds ambitious and very cool,” said Coun. Bob Day at the meeting.


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A crowd of over 50 people from across the Cowichan Lake area came out to Centennial Hall Monday night as the Town of Lake Cowichan hosted its first public meeting of 2014. The majority of the crowd deemed communication an issue on the town’s part with various people stating they have tried to attain access to different bylaws and have had difficulty doing so. One man also claimed that he thought last night’s meeting was being held at the Shaker Mill restaurant, whilst another claimed he was not consulted properly on a recent rezoning process. It was also suggested that the town place a copy of all of its bylaws at the library in Lake Cowichan, which town chief administrator Joe Fernandez and Mayor Ross Forrest believed to be a “great idea.” “The Town of Lake Cowichan is a small organization compared to other municipalities,” said Forrest at the meeting. “Our staff tries to do its best and with three or four people in the office, it is a heavy workload. I’m not

making excuses for us lacking in the communication department. We want to get the information out there and we have nothing to hide.” Sharron Carpentier was one of the first to speak at the meeting and outlined her disgust at the town hiring a student from Duncan ahead of those in Lake Cowichan for a recent student job position cutting grass in the town. “Council does not decide on the hiring,” said a defiant Forrest. “Our staff hired the person they thought was best for the position. It is legislation that you can’t discriminate against where somebody lives. We’ve hired a lot of people from Lake Cowichan and that is our preference. Each applicant was interviewed and staff hired who they thought was best suited for the job. We are all taxpayers and deserve the best people for our buck.” Carpentier had written a similar letter to the Gazette in which she also claimed a recent U’Brew business proposal had been turned down by the town. “I can emphatically say that no one ever approached the town about a U’Brew,” said Forrest. “We want business in the town

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and have no reason to turn it down if it fits the zoning.” Cathy Wagner asked the mayor and council what they are doing to attract more businesses. “With Johel Brothers going, one of our main goals of the downtown revitalization is to attract businsees. We want to make Lake Cowichan attractive as it’s difficult to get big employers here,” said Forrest. David Ridley believes transparency to be an issue. “If a property is being effected, the town hall has all our addresses. A letter should be sent out with the bylaw saying what is being effected. However, more people need to get involved and come to the council meetings. I encourage letter writing to the Gazette but would ask people do their research first,” said Ridley. Jack Fyfe claimed some areas of grass in town have “never been cut properly.” “Council does not direct the workforce, said Forrest. “If you phone the office and don’t get satisfaction, it comes to the council table.” Coun. Bob Day also stated the town’s public meetings are always held at Centennial Hall.

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Are our public schools racist? VICTORIA –

Last week’s column on the proposal to add a mandatory high school course on the effects of Canada’s aboriginal residential school policy attracted a range of responses – some of which are printable. I referred to comments made by B.C. Teachers’ Federation vice-president Glen Hansman at a 2012 aboriginal education conference, where he insisted that “racism is the norm in public schools – still today” because of a colonial perspective that remains ingrained in our culture. Aboriginal education has been built into social studies curriculum for years. It’s come a long way from my high school days, where Mr. Spillers, my Grade 8 English teacher, assigned us an essay proposing solutions to Canada’s “Indian problem.” That was 1972, and it was the only time the subject came up. My lone aboriginal classmate wasn’t around by then. I never saw him again after we graduated from our rural elementary school. How are things now? I received a thoughtful letter from a young woman who graduated from high school in the Okanagan last year. She writes: “The idea that information about residential schools is not presented to students is entirely incorrect. The social studies curriculum that I went through included a large emphasis on First Nations culture and post-European colonization history. “First Nations studies began in elementary school and continued to the last mandatory social studies course in Grade 11. I can say with no hesitation that if anything, I have been informed too often about the residential schools, and the horrendous things that occurred there. “If aboriginal culture courses are poorly attended, I would be inclined to suggest that it is because students are tired of being taught the same limited perspective over and over, and, if of European descent, being made to feel somehow responsible for all possible

troubles plaguing First Nations today.” Another reply I’d like to share is from Keith Thor Carlson, editor of the Stó:lo Nation historical atlas I referred to last week. Carlson is now a history professor at the University of Saskatchewan, specializing in the Salish people of B.C. and the Métis of Northern Saskatchewan. He writes: “We do need to teach the history of the First Peoples of this country in our schools, and we do need to keep vigilant about the racism that continues to haunt the hallways and classrooms where our children learn. “Of course aboriginal history should never be reduced to victim history, and with the Stó:lo atlas we sought to show the complexity of aboriginal history, and we sought to show that not only are there aboriginal people in Canada’s history, but that Canada is in aboriginal peoples’ histories. “There were times in the past when aboriginal people were victimized (residential schools being a tragic example), and there were times when aboriginal people showed great agency (retaining the masked dance, and continuing to fish salmon, for example). “Knowing that native society was not a Utopia when Europeans arrived does not take away from the importance of learning about the full history of aboriginal people and their relationship with Canadian society. “And of course, as Ernie Crey has reminded me many times, let’s never forget that native rights are not based on race. Rather, they are rights based on prior occupation. And let’s also not forget that it is British and Canadian law that recognizes aboriginal peoples’ inherent rights. “Let’s teach good history to our youth so they can understand the complex relationship between settler society and aboriginal society. Through knowledge comes understanding and through understanding can come reconciliation.”

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Lake Days parade stalwart moves to assert people that parade is still alive and kicking for another year As Past President of the Lake Cowichan Lions Club and parade marshall for the last 18 years at Lake Days, I have been asked this year, “Is there going to be a parade?” The answer is YES. For some reason or another, there has been a glitch in the fax machine listed on the parade entry form. To correct this problem, please phone me at 250749-0190 or 250-749-0265. There is a fax machine at either number.

Correction and Clarification In the Wednesday, May 21 issue of the Lake Cowichan Gazette there were two errors in the Heritage Days pictures. The gentleman in the photo with Mayor Ross Forrest and Gerald Thom

Also, you may email me at sambeldessi@shaw. ca. One of the things the Lions have been guilty of is not blowing our horm and letting people know the things we do and continue to do. It is helping people in need, school bursaries for graduating students, and helping other organizations. In the last 20 years we have donated over $200,000. One of the highlights is the Lions helping out with the Lake Days Parade. We know that the parade and the entire week will be full of activites so come and enjoy the week with us. Sam Beldessi Past President/Treasurer Lake Cowichan Lions Club is Frank Limshue. The photo of Richard Neva said he was from Port Albernie when in fact Richard has lived in Lake Cowichan all his life. We apologize for any confusion these errors may have caused.

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Wilderness Watch to host cleanup Saturday Wilderness Watch encourages everyone to come and help out with annual cleanup of Cowichan Lake area Ross Armour

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The Wilderness Watch is hosting its annual cleanup this Saturday and is encouraging all members of the community to come and help out. The volunteer work party for the Wilderness Cleanup will gather at Saywell Park on May 31 at 9 a.m. and then head out into the bush for three hours of cleaning and pickup at specific sites. At noon, all members and volunteers will then meet back at Saywell Park with all the findings and garbage. “This year we’ve teamed up with different agencies including the Cowichan Lake River Stewardship Society

and TimberWest who are coming forward and helping us out,” said Wilderness Watch coordinator Denis Martell. Food will be served at Saywell Park for everyone who comes forward to help with the cleanup. “Gerald Thom and CLRSS will help us serve the food and TimberWest will be helping us with getting two large boats that need to be moved out of the bush,” said Martell. The group will scurry around various parts of Skutz Falls, Lake Cowichan, Honeymoon Bay, Youbou and Mesachie Lake. “I have 24 sites that need to be cleaned up so we’re asking the public to please come out and help us. Country Grocer has donated all the food to be served and

the people there are incredible. That’s why we always push for people to shop locally. Anybody that wants to come out and help us is more than welcome.” Martell confirmed that the sites to be cleaned up are full of “good old trash” as well as sofas and futons. “Those things are heavy,” he said. “It’s a multi-person project just to get one of those things into a truck. We’re trying to make a real impact this year.” Martell is keen to have anyone interested in volunteering for cleanup to contact him right away in order to attain numbers for the food servings. He can be contacted at 250-749-6182 or wildernesswatch@shaw.ca

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A selection of items scattered around the Cowichan Lake area that the Wilderness Watch and everyone involved will attempt to pick up and clean up this Saturday.


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Top: Local fire department members finish dousing a small fire behind Merkel’s Furniture in the early 1980’s. Chief Tom Gordon seen in middle, future fire chief Jim Sidhu on right (back to camera) and former fireman Alex Jessiman (standing back-left). Bottom: Former Lake Cowichan Fire Chief Jim Sidhu, right, and Larry Ketch of the Youbou Fire Department smile for a photo taken during Jims tenure as fire chief between 1981-1986.

Lake Cowichan Fire Department sees many changes over the years Serving the community for panding and improving the little over 64 years, the local Fire Defirefighting brigade. partment has seen many changes One of the early volunteer firesince then. Originally its sole man (also twenty year volunteer purpose was to extinguish house ambulance driver) was Tom Gorand building fires within a small don who came to the area in the area of what is now the Town of 1930’s. His ongoing involvement Lake Cowichan. Until that time, in the fire department covered there was no fire service many here so people were left to decades fight (mostly) house fires (as did on their own often with several the help of neighbours and other other townsfolk. local Limited to areas near men) Rolli water, the river and lake, from Gunderson (there were no fire hydrants the or pumper trucks back then beginto supply water) the small nings PAGES OF HISTORY unorganized fire brigade until used any means possible to modern save homes and stores from times. total destruction by fire. Over the His thirty years on the departfollowing years bits and pieces of ment, ten as fire chief, were firefighting equipment were gath- later recognized when he was ered from here and there by the made Honourary member of the men, many members of the local LCVFD. Kinsman club (and members of Over time, many men have the community) who spent time belonged to the department and (and often their own money) exseveral have held the position of

chief. One of those men was Jim Sidhu who spent twenty years in the department, five as chief (1981 -1986). According to a member of his family, as chief Jim was instrumental in setting up the Mutual Aid plan which linked the area fire departments. He also helped raise many thousands of dollars toward the purchase of an air compressor for the breathing equipment…..and also arranged to purchase a rebuilt tanker truck from Selkirk College at a price the Village could afford. Jim, who spent his entire life here, was a well-liked and respected member of the community. He attended area schools and later married local girl, Barb Weismiller (whose father was also a long-time local fireman). The couple had four children Melanie, Krista, Jeff (who continues to live here) and Rod who later became a fireman like his father. In 1980, Jim established Jim Sidhu Transport Ltd., which he operated until his untimely death in 1993. Jim was just 48 years old.


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Strawberry Tea to be held at Seniors’ Centre Ross Armour

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One of the earliest proceedings in this year’s Lake Days will be the traditional strawberry tea which this time around has a new venue. The tea will be held on Monday June 2 at 7 p.m. at the Seniors’ Centre in Lake Cowichan. Tickets are $2 at the door and the evening will be hosted by the Lady of the Lake Society alongside the seniors, with this years Lady of the Lake candidates set to deliver their sponsor speeches. “The Lady of the Lake girls will be there and the seniors will put on some kind of entertainment as well,” said Denise Allan, chair of the Lady of the Lake Society. “For years, the strawberry

tea was held at Lower Hall but it’s been moved this year to the Seniors’ Centre. So it’s the same traditional strawberry tea just moved to a new venue.” Allan and everyone involved is hoping for a large turnout of people, with all nine of this year’s Lady of the Lake candidates present on the night. “Anyone can go. There’s a good amount of seats in there so we’re hoping for a full house. Family, friends, seniors, everyone is welcome. It will be about an hour and a half long and there will be strawberry shortcake, tea and coffee, all served by the seniors.” The Lady of the Lake candidates will speak about their individual sponsors, each illustrating a brief history of that sponsor. “Each girl will do a one minute speech partly on their sponsor and partly on themselves,” said Allan.”

Six Lake Days performers Wine & Cheese chosen at talent show

Tasting June 3, 7 p.m. at the Seniors’ Centre. Tickets $20, available at the Kaatza Museum or the

Visitor Centre.

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Cierra Miller performs on the stage at the Seniors’ Centre Saturday night and was one of six performers chosen by judges Mariam Coughlan, Mike Bishop and Jackie Jack for the Lake Days stage. Miller was selected alongside fellow singers Amanda Nixon, Julie Black, Alyssa Waser as well as singer and guitarist Mary McGill and pianist Chad Best. Lake Days entertainment maestro and emcee for the night Elvin Heddin confirmed the lucky six will also perform with country and western singer Terry Brennan on Friday June 6 at Lake Days. Heddin also said all of the performers can be “very proud of themselves and practice will make them all better.” Bishop concluded by saying he had “a lot of fun judging and it was an honour to choose the performers going forward to Lake Days.”

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$20 if you already have a soap box, and they build the cardboard face and body onto wheels. Each racer with their soap box is then Lake CowiChan Gazette placed on a ramp and is released from the ramp down the hill to the finish line.” The now trademark soap box derby is back at Lake Days in Racers must go online to register at the Lake Days website at 2014 for the race’s fifth appearance at the event in a row. cowichanlakedays.com and then print off the respective forms to Sunday June 1 is the date for the derby which will kick off the be filled out and brought on the day of the time trials this Sunday. Lake Days celebrations for yet another “There is a soap box icon on the Lake Days website and year, but that’s only the first part. that will lead you to the Adobe pages,” said Hale. “Then Event coordinator Terry Hale people can fill them out and bring to us.” confirmed that once again, the Sunday Each race will take place along Stone Avenue in Lake will see soap box time trials take place Cowichan, close to King George. and then the lucky qualfiers will battle “There are three categories of age for the soap box derby for the big trophies come Thursday June and anyone can enter, even if there age is six or 99.” 5. Hale says his favourite part of the event and Lake Days “We will have our time trials on in general is seeing the whole community come together as the Sunday and then we have another one. race, our race for the trophies, on the Thursday,” said Hale, who is very much Terry Hale “One of the best parts about the soap box is it gives people the opportunity to come together and cheer on the looking forward to another year of soap participants as they race down the hill. “It’s a great familybox action. fun event.” “A soap box is a non-powered vehicle made out of plywood,” said Hale. “Each competitor gets a soap box kit which is $75, or Ross Armour

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Bruce Wilson celebration of life

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Cowichan Lake and District Seniors Association

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Lake Cowichan Seniors Centre Monday, June 2, 2014 7:00 pm $2.00 at the door

Lady of the Lake Contestants will be speaking

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Top: Caycuse Fireman Rick Johnson holding his late Caycuse fire chief Bruce Wilson’s fire helmet. He stands with the Colour Party ready to enter the Honeymoon Bay Hall where they will take part in the celebration of Life Service for the fallen Firefighter. Wilson’s helmet was presented to his wife Jodi at the ceremony two Saturdays ago. Bottom: The photo of the late Caycuse fire chief Bruce Wilson at the Celebration of Life ceremony at the Honeymoon Bay Hall Saturday May 17.

Recycling changes underway Staff Writer

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curbside products, including: • Clean gable-top cartons (milk, milktype beverages, cream, substitute eggs) — these will continue to be accepted in the organics bin • Some aerosol containers • Clean plant pots and trays • Clean aseptic boxes for milk, milk-type beverages, soup, broths and sauces • Clean paper packaging coated in wax — these will continue to be accepted in the organics bin • Clean hot and cold drink cups — these will continue to be accepted in the organics bin • Telephone books and other directories Cowichan Valley residents have five

local recycling depots that will take glass, film plastics and Styrofoam items, including Cowichan Valley Regional District (CVRD) Recycling Centres at Peerless Road, Bings Creek, and Meade Creek, as well as Island Return-It bottle depots in Ladysmith and Duncan. According to the CVRD, multi-family dwellings will continue to be managed privately, so those residents should speak with their service providers with regards to any changes to their recycling collection programs. Information, including recycling locations and hours, can be found at www.recyclinginbc. ca or www. cvrdrecycles.bc.ca.

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Luke & Jane Martin from Lake Cowichan took their hometown newspaper with them on holidays to San Jose, Calilfornia in March. They are pictured here at the Santa Cuz pier. Jane was in San Jose to visit her son who is working there. Just by booking their trip with Sherri at Whittomes Travel, she is now eligible to win $500 off the next trip she books at Whittomes Travel. Take your hometown newspaper with you on your next adventure. AROU ND

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Big changes have come to recycling in the Cowichan Valley. The May 19 introduction of the new Multi-Material BC (MMBC) recycling program means the list of recyclable items accepted at your curbside is changing. While recycling will still be picked up in yellow bags at the curb, and the pick-up days and frequency won’t change, there are some significant differences in what you can put in those yellow bags, beginning today. Film plastics will no longer be accepted in curbside pick up. Instead, they will be accepted at the

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Garden Club treasurer Susanne Thom (left) and president Cara Smith (right) at the University of Victoria’s Finnerty Gardens recently.

Lake Bloomers’ Garden Club keeping busy The Lake Bloomers’ Garden Club has been very busy enjoying the outdoors in the last few weeks. Members have participated in tours both local and in Victoria and on April 26 we joined in the celebrations at Country Grocer’s Customer Appreciation Day. Our table was full of information and members experienced lots of good chats with locals interested in gardening. On April 22, a cool, but dry Earth Day, seven members and one guest had a very pleasant and informative walking tour of the Honeymoon Bay Ecological Reserve. Sylvia Roach, a retired botanist and long-time member, guided the walk. She has worked in the woods most of her career and her knowledge is extensive. Many of us never realized how many varieties abound in the woods close by. As the coolness of the day got to the group we escaped for coffee, hot chocolate and muffins at the March Meadows Golf Course and had some great conversations with new and old friends. On May 4, a soggy Sunday, four Garden Club members travelled to Victoria to visit the Finnerty Gardens and the U. Vic Plant Sale. We were introduced to a wide variety of plants, many that were new to us. The line-ups were long under our umbrellas but the gardens were beautiful and fun was had by all. The group moved to Rosie’s Diner in Cook Street Village for a delightful, cozy-warm lunch then headed to Playfair Park. It is a beautifully laid-out park in Saanich off the high end of Quadra Street chock full of fabulous rhododendrons and azaleas. Some say it rivals areas of Butchart Gardens. Next up for the Lake Bloomer’s Garden Club was the Heritage Day Plant sale at Saywell Park on Saturday, May 17. Members saved cuttings and divided up perennials for the event. A

composting workshop was scheduled for Friday, May 9 in Youbou and our president helped First Nation children with hanging basket planting in the afternoon. The next Lake Bloomers’ meeting was on Tuesday, May 20 at 1 p.m. at the Cowichan Lake Seniors’ Centre. From June to September rather than attend meetings members enjoy garden tours, BBQ’s and pot lucks. Contact President, Cara Smith at smithcara50@gmail.com for further info. Guests are always welcome! Our daffodils and many tulips are done but the delphiniums are getting bigger every day and the dahlias are coming up well in our front overhang facing south. Don’t forget to stake these as you plant them to keep them from toppling over in the wind. My husband and I bought a second house for our Blue Orchard Bees but many still seem to be dormant. The fruit trees are in full blossom as are the raspberries and blueberries so they need the bees as there aren’t many honey bees around this year. Our strawberries will be a bit late as I just planted them this past week, but I have quite a few wild strawberries in flower in my wild garden. We are enjoying asparagus and rhubarb right now and last week we had some edible peas out of the greenhouse along with some oriental greens. Potatoes, peas and radishes are coming along well and we can’t wait for the first harvest. For a successful garden we suggest Reindeers’ Natural Plant Foods produced locally and available at Home Hardware along with sterilized bagged manure from Country Grocer for feeding and top dressing beds throughout the year. Let’s hope for a warm spring and hot summer with bountiful crops from our gardens. (MJHPTZY\JJPQ^Ć^JWX Submitted by Carolyne Austin

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$229,900

49 acres.........$625,000 49 acres.........$725,000 49 acres.........$765,000

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10003 March Rd Waterfront, great beach and amazing price

$650,000 $349,000 $131,900 10652 Youbou OFF THE GRID WATERFRONTS 13 acres.........$399,000 SOLD

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$379,000 PENDING

266 Hillside Road 3 bedroom A-frame with separate shop.

$239,000

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$370,000

147 Sahtlam Ave

176 Neva Road

$259,000

67 South Shore Rd.

10351 Youbou

127 Darnell Rd.

23 Stevens Crescent 3 Bdrm. cedar sided, wood floors, 2 shops, awesome fenced yard.

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3 bd. and shop, rancher, fenced yard, corner lot. OBO.

$149,000

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10408 Arbutus St. Two homes

$399,900

$130,000

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$349,000

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Lake Cowichan & District Minor Baseball Association vice president Meghan Major and Mayor Ross Forrest along with a group of young baseball players and volunteer carpenters cut the ribbon to open the association’s new batting cage Saturday May 24. LCDMBA thanks Early Bird and the Town of Lake Cowichan for providing the funds and supplies to build the cage. Over 100 minor league ball players will be able to increase their batting skills by using the newly installed equipment.The batting cage was temporarily open to the public for the day, Mayor Forrest was able to be the first person to use the equipment for a $5 donation.

Retreads head to Bald Mountain Recently, 20 retread members headed up Bald Mountain with two things in mind. First, they wished to place a small commemorative plaque on the “Lookout” log along the ridge and second to clear parts of the upper trail that leads to the highest point, a job that Jean Cozens had almost managed to organize before she became ill. After almost two hours and a climb of some 300 metres we reached the lookout point where we had lunch and a period of silence in memory of Jean. We then glued and nailed a small memorial plaque on the lookout log facing onto the Lake – one of Jeans favourite spots. Some of the group chose not to continue on to the summit and retraced their steps back to the parking lot and home. The majority continued to the higher trail where our trail clearing duties began. Bruce had carried his orchard pruning chainsaw up the hill and Lou had brought along the fuel. These two with help from other strong men, did a great job cutting and moving aside small fallen trees that blocked the trail. We were almost at the end of the trail when, darn-it, the chain on the saw came off its track and we had no wrench to repair it. So ended the tree clearing. Other team members with a variety of small and large secateurs (pruning tools) cleared brush, mostly Salal from the pathway. These members moved along quite rapidly reclaiming our path from nature’s vigorous growth. At a rest point near the top we sat and enjoyed a fascinating interaction with Whisky Jacks. Some members had come prepared and extended their hands to the birds with appropriate seeds. The birds came right down to their palm to enjoy a feast -- alert, bright, chattering birds. Finally, to the top where we found some solar powered radio relay stations and a great view of Honeymoon Bay out over the Lake. Some of us could recall our first trip with Jean Cozens when we

trudged up the last part of the climb through 15 cm of snow. One last sobering experience. A number of us took the opportunity to spread some of Jean’s ashes on the mountain she so loved. As you can sense from this story, Jean had a big influence on the Retreads Hiking club, with her knowledge of area hiking and her great organizational skills. We shared many memories. While we sat quietly on the top of Bald Mountain the discussion got around to the way the Lake community used to be. Former Youbou Mill employees explained how there used to be 400 workers here, 500 there and so on. They were describing a vibrant relatively rich forest community. This description took on real meaning when we thought back to our previous hiking trip. We had stood on the point at Cable Bay near Cedar and watched a ship being loaded with raw logs and another sitting in the channel waiting to load. Why is it, we had wondered, that logs are being taken off the hills at a high rate and loaded directly on to ships leaving Canada, with little value-added processing beyond the mechanized harvesting and transport to port. On that same trip we sat and had lunch watching the tidal flow through the narrow passage between our big island and little Mudge Island. There is so much unharnessed energy in these waters. We need to capture it. We will surely be back in the fall to watch the sea lions and salmon struggle in natures reality in this same channel. If you wish to share in some of these wonderful experiences, check out the Retreads schedule at the Arena, see our web site under Lake Cowichan Recreation or give Willa Suntjens a call at 250 749 4144   David and Beth Kidd


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Bargain priced Nissan Micra returns to basics Montreal, QC. - Even though the with the same peppy powerplant. days of roll down windows, no air Okay, I realize that “peppy” is a relaconditioning or fancy features aren’t tive term here. There’s 109 horsepower that far behind us, it’s tough to find a and 107 lb-ft of torque generated back-to-basics car in today’s market. from its 1.6L, 4-cylinder engine. But in Enter the 2015 Nissan Micra with a the city and on the highway, it’s still a price tag under $10k. decent amount. As its name suggests, Three trims of Micra it’s not a full-size SUV. are available: S, SV, What it is is a front and SR. Each can be engine, front-wheel paired with either the drive, five-door vehicle. aforementioned 5-speed It’s diminutive in size manual or an available but not lacking in the 4-speed automatic. The personality department. mid-grade SV trim can The Micra Not at all. also be paired with a is affordable You’d think that with a Convenience package starting MSRP of $9,998 transportation with (available both on the for the Micra S (with the amiable drivability, MT and AT). manual transmission) Looking at it, I’m exan easy-on-the you might get shorttremely tempted to use eyes interior and changed on the fun the word “cute.” But I overall a bubbly factor. Again, not the won’t. It’s small, which personality. case. definitely contributes to In fact, of the four modits c-word factor, and Alexandra Straub els I drove (there are comes it some bubbly eight models available) colours, as well as acit happened to be my favourite. cent colours. For example, the SV with The 5-speed manual transmission has the automatic I drove had a white a springy clutch, a gearbox that shifts exterior with purple accents. up and down smoothly, and a personInside, you and your four passengers ality that is waiting to be unleashed. will we greeted with cushy cloth seats. It might not have air conditioning, The driver will then have access to a Bluetooth or a rearview camera (on centre stack that is easy to use and this trim, but they are available on organized ergonomically. other models), but those aren’t deal Describing its aura could best be debreakers for me, nor are they for fined as “welcoming.” And despite its people looking to buy a great car at a size, even taller individuals shouldn’t great price. feel claustrophobic. With a driving What’s more, each Micra model comes partner who stands 6’2”, he still had

headroom and some room to stretch out either piloting or co-piloting the Micra. Under hard acceleration, primarily from the 4-speed automatic, the Micra is quite vocal. You can really hear the engine noise intrude the cabin. It’s not a performance machine like the Nissan GT-R, where you want to hear as much ruckus as you can. However, when cruising at highway speeds – without the lead foot acceleration – my driving partner and I noticed how quiet the cabin is. Wind noise is kept at bay and it’s serene. Furthermore, it was an incredibly blustery day when we took these pint-sized four-doors out. Needless to say, you could feel the swagger of the car at highway speeds. But in its defense, larger vehicles felt the wrath of Mother Nature’s blow, too.

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The 2013 model year fortline and Highline brought numerous minor trim levels. Like all dietrim changes to Jetta, but a sel engines the torque new Hybrid edition was the and fuel economy figures are impressive. big introduction. Jetta Hybrid It’s rated at 236 ft-lb at is powered by a full-hybrid 1,750 rpm and can sip system that can run in a pure diesel fuel at a rate of electric mode. Its E-driving A near-new 6.7L/100km in the city range is limited to about and 4.6 L/100km on the Volkswagen Jetta two km, but if used wisely, highway. such as stop-and-go traffic, can be an excellent Jetta’s big news story it’s a terrific fuel saver. Jetta for the 2012 model year purchase for buyers Hybrid’s city/highway fuel was the introduction of who want a compact rating is 4.6/4.2 L/100km a high-performance GLI sedan that offers Euro respectively. edition. Subtle exterior Although the 2011 and 2012 style, performance, styling changes wrap model years of Jetta received a package of go-faster heritage and flair. “top safety pick” ratings mechanical goodies from the Insurance Institute Bob McHugh that includes a turbofor Highway Safety, it got a charged (200 hp) 2.0-litre TSFI engine “marginal” rating in a new small overand a fully-independent multi-link rear lap frontal crash test introduced by the suspension. Institute for 2013 model year vehicles. Notable standard features in GLI include This crash test is designed to replicate its dual-zone automatic climate control, an offset collision with another vehicle keyless entry and push-button start/stop or an object like a tree or a utility pole. and a unique flat-bottomed three-spoke Overall, a near-new Volkswagen Jetta leather-wrapped steering wheel. Surpris- can be an excellent purchase for buyers ingly, the GLI is more fuel frugal (8.8/6.1 who want a compact sedan that offers L/100 km city/highway) than the other Euro style, performance, heritage and gas engine versions of Jetta. However, it flair, without a premium price tag. likes premium fuel. bob.mchugh@drivewaybc.ca

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hitch balls also are assigned a maximum tongue weight and gross trailer weight rating. Hitch balls are made from a variety of materials, and some are available in a choice of finishes, including chrome. They cost $12 to $14. The hitch ball diameter must be the same diameter as the trailer coupler (1 7/8 inches, 2 inches or 2 5/16 inches).

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■ Monday to Friday at the Kaatza Heath Unit on Cowichan Avenue in Lake Cowichan there are free excercise classes! Primary health care nurse Julie Reid said the classes are for “all fitness levels, if you are in a wheelchair, using a walker or more advanced.” The 50-minute class starts at noon. Don’t forget your water bottle!

■ Cowichan Lake Recreation has just announce that it is now putting on dry floor activites at the Cowichan Lake Sports Arena. Daytime skating is now being offered Monday through Friday 11a.m. to 12:50 p.m. Public skates are also happening pn Friday nights from 6:30 p.m. until 7:50 p.m. and a free public skate Mondays from 3:30 p.m. to 4:50 p.m. Ball hockey is also being offered on Tuesday and Thursday evenings from 6 p.m. to 9p.m. Broom ball will fill the same time spot on Wednesdays. New or exciting things happening? Send us an email: reporter@ lakecowichangazette.com.

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Cowichan Lake Salmonid Enhancement Society (CLSES) were busy on Saturday delivering and releasing 50,000 chum salmon to the Sutton Creek. When adult chum salmon return to spawn they provide large amounts of nutrients to the stream’s ecosystem and thereby enhance for all salmonids.  New members of the society joined in to help with the transport and release of the salmon. Michael Lee expressed interest in summer assistance with fry salvage. Big thanks to all the new volunteers!

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Palsson students hold up a banner on the bridge over Oliver Creek which thanks the TD bank for their $4,000 donation to the Oliver Creek restoration project. The plan is to have this part of the project completed in June or July.

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