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Logging truck driver airlifted from rollover in Shawnigan

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Renfrew Road: man injured after truck tumbles into creek

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loggingtruck driver suffered undetermined facial, spinal, and rib injuries when his rig rolled into a small creek along Renfrew Road Tuesday afternoon, Shawnigan Lake’s fire chief says. Keith Shields said the 2:30 p.m. mishap, at the bottom of Kapoor Hill on Renfrew, saw the loaded truck roll and land in a small creek feeding the Koksilah River. “He’s extremely lucky,” Shields said of the driver found by passersby, assisted by paramedics, then airlifted to Victoria hospital from a landing site near Burnt Bridge. “When you look at the truck, you wonder how he got out. It was crumpled up pretty good.” The driver, believed to be in his 40s, was conscious when flown to hospital after the rollover that sent some fuel and oil into the creek. The environment ministry was trying to remove the pollutants from the creek, Shields noted. Police were investigating the crash’s cause, but were unavailable for comment by press time.

A photo showing four mattresses dumped near the gravel pullout/parking spot off Allenby Road and the White ot all is sunshine Bridge posted on the News and lollipops Leader Pictorial’s Facebook with the warmer page last month was just one weather having example of what is frustrating arrived. residents and officials alike. Unfortunately, this is when “We can’t account for people locals use water access to cool who do bad things off or picnics and randomly,” Duncan wrapping up spring Mayor Phil Kent cleaning around houses said following the and yards. mattress dumping, And they all need a noting in particular reminder: dumping or people discarding leaving behind garbage household items in isn’t cool. the bushes, rather “It doesn’t matter Chip Seymour: than at their closest where you go on the common sense recycling/garbage river, if there’s a good facility. “If it’s swimming hole, there’s reported to us, we try going to be lots of to respond the best we can.” people there,” said Cowichan “It’s not just an issue just there,” Tribes Chief Chip Seymour. Kent continued. “There are a “If you’ve got some common sense, and you bring food down lot of people who think it’s apthere, you take it with you when propriate and who think they can dump wherever they want. you leave. “It’s been an ongoing issue for “Growing up and when my many, many years and brothers and sisters for lots of people in and their families the Shawnigan Lake would all go down to area and Cowichan the river and barbecue, Lake area as well.” when we would leave, Thankfully, many everything we used Cowichanians are also was put into a black aware and have and garbage bag and came are currently organizwith us,” said Seymour. ing clean-up events. Phil Kent: Unfortunately not Jefferson noted the random badness everyone uses the same group’s annual river principles. clean up in August has Garbage along the been a huge success and they’ve Cowichan River and other teamed with Cowichan Tribes to swimming holes is certainly a cover their area for the past two concern for officials in all local years as well. jurisdictions. But it isn’t a new “For the last two years, we or growing issue. have co-operated with Tribes “It’s just a question of for the lower part of the river. communicating that there’s a Tribes and Roger Hart have problem and we should work together,” said Cowichan River worked very hard together to make this happen,” he said. stewardship group One Comore on page 5 wichan’s Parker Jefferson.

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Duncan/North Cowichan RCMP Auxiliary Cst. Beth Avis gives 1 1/2-year-old Blake Windsor a hug at the Cowichan Cops For Cancer Kickoff: A community celebration in the fight against cancer at the Cowichan Sportsplex on Saturday. Avis will be representing Cowichan in the 2014 Cops For Cancer Tour de Rock this fall.

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etails about the condition, identity, and injuries of a Centurion Lumber Manufacturing worker, hurt late Thursday morning in a planer mill near Chemainus, were unknown at press time.

Cpl. Jon Stuart of the North Cowichan/Duncan RCMP confirmed on scene a man in his mid- to late-50s was seriously injured at 11:33 a.m. in the firm’s mill, then airlifted to hospital. Richmond-based WorkSafeBC is now investigating

the accident. It occurred down a Chemainus Forest Products’ gravel road, hidden from view by trees and small buildings at 3070 Henry Rd. Centurion managers were unavailable for comment. —Peter W. Rusland

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Long and winding Echo Heights saga finally reaches its quiet conclusion

Most of Chemainus’ Echo Heights forest officially became parkland Wednesday. Mayor Jon Lefebure says council ended some eight years of tense debate by passing fourth and final readings of a bylaw to preserve about 90% of the 52-acre publicly owned forest as parkland. “The remaining property is zoned residential

(R2), and was logged two decades ago,” his release reads. “It will be subdivided into an estimated 17 single-family residential lots, and will be sold to fund community-amenity projects.” Council also abandoned an earlier bylaw which would have seen 20% of Echo Heights developed for a variety of single- and multi-family


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he possibility of going to a full-scale walkout will be determined when Cowichan School District 79 teachers join others around the province in a vote Monday and Tuesday. A strong enough mandate would allow teachers to give 72-hour notice of Stage 3 job action by Wednesday in their nasty contract dispute with the provincial government, making a fullscale walkout option available by the following Monday, June 16. The two sides remain far apart at the bargaining table. Naomi Nilsson, president of the Cowichan District Teachers’ Association, said Naomi Nilsson: it’s the last thing votes next week teachers wanted, but they aren’t getting anywhere in attempts at reaching a settlement. “What it has done is it has completely demoralized the teaching staff,’’ said Nilsson. The government-imposed lockout compounded the situation and the 10% docked from teachers’ pay during rotating strikes was ruled valid by the Labour Relations Board Wednesday. The dispute is clearly reaching the boiling point with the end of the school year rapidly approaching. “We want it done by June,’’ said Nilsson. “It’s so hard on our teachers and our students as well. We want the government to bring the resources to the bargaining table.’’ Nilsson said if teachers vote favourably on Stage 3 job action, they might opt for two or more strike days a week as an intermediary step. “I believe the reason for this is if things are moving at the bargaining table, we have options or if things are going well, we can call things off.’’ But right now, there is far more uncertainty than anything else. “I don’t know how the government thinks provincial exams are going to be marked,’’ said Nilsson. Some students rallied in the valley Wednesday as a means of showing their displeasure with the dispute. A large group of Cowichan Secondary Quamichan Campus students made a presence along Beverly Street. Frances Kelsey vice-principal Lori Hryniuk noted there was a smattering of students on Shawnigan-Mill Bay Road. Nilsson said there was a rally planned at the Cowichan District School board office Thursday afternoon. B.C. Teachers’ Federation second vice-president, Teri Mooring, planned to attend.

residential uses. “In addition to dedicating the land as park, the adopted bylaw goes further and specifically requires any development or improvement of the park must be directed toward the preservation of the atmosphere, environment, and ecology of the park for public enjoyment,” notes Lefebure.

Cougar scares woman at lake

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he Town of Lake Cowichan is on alert after a cougar sighting Tuesday near downtown. Lake Cowichan RCMP issued a warning Wednesday after a report made at about 8:30 p.m. “A lady walking her dog came upon what she believed was a young cougar on the Ted Burns Nature Preserve trail between Saywell Park (Kaatza Museum) and Point Ideal Road,” Const. Bruce Coles says in the release. “Lake Cowichan RCMP members walked Ashley Degraaf/filed through the area but did not locate the animal. Will Piche (with sign) is joined by fellow Cowichan Secondary School Quamichan Campus students Haele Ferguson, Ethan McKay, The B.C. Conservation Service was notified and Braeden Hardie, Brad Wise and Bailey Lamont walking out of class Wednesday and showing their displeasure with the ongoing will be checking the location further. labour dispute between the provincial government and teachers that’s leaving them caught in the middle. “The Lake Cowichan RCMP wish to caution the public about using this trail, or other trails in the area, and to be on the lookout for bears and cougars.” Conservation officer Scott Norris, stressed Tuesday’s sighting of a cougar was unconfirmed. At least for one fiscal year until Rhodes, Harper, and other Don Bodger It’s common for the naturally shy creatures to June 30, 2015. school district administrators News Leader Pictorial be spotted during dusk and dawn hours, when “I think it was the support Lorna Newman and Jason they generally hunt critters such as deer, racof the community and espeSandquist, met with Lambert ven the eternal coons, even elk, he explained. cially the publicity from folks and another CCSA member, optimist in Wendy But seeing a mountain lion during daylight like yourself (the News Leader Heidi Elley, to deliver the news. Lambert didn’t hold Pictorial) that really made the “Administrators and commu- hours could spell trouble, he warned, adding out much hope the big cats will be killed if acting strangely or point to the administration,’’ nity members have shown the of funding being threatening people. said Lambert. “We are here and strength of working together for restored for the Chemainus “With a sighting of a cat doing nothing wrong, people are using the service. It’s our children and families,’’ LamCrofton Community Schools’ we let it go back to nature,” he said, unable to more than just one or two kids.’’ bert indicated. “The numerous Association. quote exact cougar numbers on the island. While it’s only a one-year CCSA programs will continue But her glimmer of hope was Last year saw two attacks on folks on remote reprieve at this point, Lambert for another year and I am sinenough for School District 79 islands off Vancouver Island. was encouraged by the possibilcerely grateful on behalf of our brass to see the light. “They will go after people but it’s not common ity of extending it. board, all our participants and Just days after an emergency — they usually go after pets,” Norris said. “If they end up in the fall our communities.’’ community meeting that generIf you meet a cougar, do not run, make yourcutting it back to 50%, we’re The CCSA has been in exisated a strong response and self look larger, toss rocks or sticks at it, and get back to where we started,’’ said tence for 14 years, including the feedback to superintendent Joe Lambert. “The administration last 10 with a coordinator. It pro- to safety, Norris advised. Rhodes and secretary-treasurer Police request any further bear or cougar sightindicated we will be able to have vides a vast array of programs Bob Harper about a substantial a conversation in the fall. It gives in Chemainus and Crofton com- ings can be reported to the B.C. Conservation 50% cut to the CCSA, coordius breathing room. We’re happy munity schools for kids, families Service at 250-746-1236, or the Lake Cowichan nator Lambert was informed detachment at 250-749-6668. with that.’’ and community members. of a full budget reinstatement.

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Seymour also noted one of council’s goals is to create a bylaw so it can slap fines on those guilty of dumping. “It’s not so much just the rivers; It does happen in outlying areas as well,” Seymour said. “I think if a truck can get into an open field, they’re going to dump and that’s where our problems are. “We do have a bylaw officer who will go through it and try and find out who it belongs to and contact those people to come back and clean it up.” Residents like Gláucia Regina Desrochers are also working to create clean-up parties at popular spots in the valley, including Mount Prevost. “With summer fast approaching it would be nice to enjoy the mountain garbage free,” she said on a Facebook page for an event she had planned for May, but has been postponed for various reasons. One of the main ones is she needs more people to step up and help out.

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This stack of matresses left last month on the side of Allenby Road was just another example of the continuing problem of illegal dumping plaguing the valley. “Some important things to know are that Darren Hart, (a) teacher at Cowichan Secondary, has already started the work of cleaning up Mt. Prevost with the assistance of his students and Darrell Frank from the North Cowichan Municipality,” she said on the Facebook page. “They started at the base of Mt.

Prevost and went to the very popular ‘First plat’ filling a one tonne truck of garbage. “My hope is that we will be able to join their team and build a vast network to get our island cleaned up in one efficient day... for that it will take some planning and some major help.”

the system from 300,000 barrels per day, to 890,000 barrels per day. On May 16, the City of Vancouver filed a motion asking the National Energy Board to expand the list of issues it’s reviewing regarding the proposed pipeline. It asked the board to include the environmental and social-economic effects associated with the development of the oil sands crude and the use of oil transported by the proposed pipeline. In its submission, Cowichan Tribes said it stands to be directly impacted by an increase in green-

house gas emissions and resulting climate change if the project is approved. Under the law, being named an intervenor allows an individual or group to join ongoing litigation, either as a matter of right or at the discretion of the court, without the permission of the original litigants. The basic rationale for intervention is that a judgment in a particular case may affect the rights of non-parties, who ideally should have the right to be heard. —Kathy Santini

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Congratulations to our grizzled veterans National news honours: Bodger and Rusland’s honours well-earned


ogether Peter W. Rusland and Don Bodger account for more than 50 years of covering the people and the stories of the Cowichan Valley. You could say this veteran News Leader Pictorial pair has learned a little bit about community journalism. Their peers seem to think so. Last week, during the Ink and Beyond Awards a conference in Char- Peter W. Rusland: rural reporting lottetown, P.E.I., demonstrathe pair was offition of their cially recognized by the Canadian Community Newspaper dedication Association for their work in 2013. Rusland earned third in Canada in the rural reporting category for his coverage of the Shawnigan Lake soil dump proposal and its impact on the community. Bodger took top spot in the nation in the community service category for his dedicated efforts to recognize the valley’s young athletes through his annual NLP Youth Athletes of the Year awards program, section and gala. In addition, the paper was recognized with a blue ribbon for being among the top papers in its circulation class. We see first-hand the work Peter and Don put into their craft and their community. Don Bodger: And we’d like to congratulate them on community service these well-earned honours. We’re lucky to have them. Our readers are too.

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Seeing both sides of: a living wage policy The case against

The case for It’s one thing to pay someone what you think you can afford. It’s quite another to consider the impact that wage can make on that person’s life and the lives of their family. Understanding the realities of people’s lives and helping them succeed along that path is what is important, and the living wage gives us a target. More people should make an effort to hit it.

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he B.C. Liberal government’s bill to divide the Agricultural Land Reserve into two zones has passed, after one of the nastier exchanges I’ve seen in a decade covering the B.C. legislature. “You’re all a bunch of corrupt liars,” NDP agriculture critic Nicholas Simons yelled as the government cut off a long and mostly repetitious debate that dominated the final days of the legislature session. Not to be outdone, cabinet minister Bill Bennett replied to Simons’ heckle about Kootenay rancher Faye Street, one of Bennett’s most vocal supporters as he pushed through changes to the land reserve to ease land use restrictions in rural zones. Bennett advised Simons to offer his remarks to Street in person. “She’ll kick your ass,” Bennett said. The on-the-record debate wasn’t much bet-

ter. Columbia River-Revelstoke NDP MLA Norm Macdonald summed up his party’s biggest objection with his charge that “a bunch of Liberal political hacks” will be appointed to regional panels of the Agricultural Land Commission. The government’s scheme, Macdonald and other NDP critics predicted, is to unleash a flood of ALR land removals, to enrich B.C. Liberal supporters by allowing development on productive farmland. That might be a valid concern, but there are a couple of factual problems. First, every appointment to the ALC, at the regional or provincial level, is made by the B.C. government. It’s been that way since the Dave Barrett administration set it up in 1973. Second, the regional panels are not new. The B.C. Liberals imposed them in 2003. If this was their method of corrupting the process to dismantle the ALR, that would have largely happened. Surely by this time they would have found enough greedy political hacks who hate

The living wage is great as a target, but as a policy it is an economic falsehood. If everyone is being paid a living wage, the cost of living would be jacked up across the board as employers struggle to compensate for their increased expenses. And the Cowichan Valley’s $17.04 magic number would become completely irrelevant.


farming to subvert the process. I’ve written before about the legitimate concerns of places like Merritt, Vanderhoof and Dawson Creek, where some ALR rules and decisions simply don’t make sense. Strict secondary residence rules are needed in areas with non-farm development pressure. In most rural areas, they are a mistake, and are frequently ignored. The debate wasn’t entirely devoid of honesty and civility. Macdonald interrupted his string of baseless accusations to note that under the current system, 75% of exclusion applications in the Kootenay region are approved. If that’s the case, what is really broken that needs to be fixed? It’s a good question the government did not adequately answer. New agriculture minister, Kelowna-Lake Country MLA Norm Letnick, put aside his partisan talking points and gave his personal assurance that the government’s intention is to support farming in those places where non-

farm income is the only thing that keeps people on the land. The B.C. NDP is broke and desperate after losing its fourth straight election, and it hopes to activate its declining donor base by portraying the changes as the imminent slaughter of its most sacred cow. Voters have three years before the next election to assess this situation. If there is a flood of exclusions of prime agricultural land, then the NDP will be able to make its case that its warnings were at least partially true. If this does not take place, then the government’s position will be vindicated. We’ll find out the truth. Tom Fletcher is the legislative reporter for Black Press. Reach him at

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Should the province run all seniors-care homes? “Whatever provides the best care for seniors is what I’m most concerned about. If the primary objective is to cut costs at the expense of care, especially at less (labour) costs per hour, that reeks of petty budget balancing.”

“It’s such an important issue that the province should be in control, because there’d be a standardized level of care. Our seniors are a critical component of our community, and deserve the best.”

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It’s sad, but more plastics headed to the landfill

Dear editor With the new plastic bans, I can see a lot more will be going to landfill, I`m pretty darned good about recycling everything possible but driving all the way to Bings Creek to get rid of plastics is not something most will do. It will all be going to garbage, so sad. Marion Decaro

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Think about what’s being denied to students

Dear editor Re: the teachers’ dispute. Hardball negotiations are one thing. But punitive behaviour by local administration towards the teachers fuels further animosity, and more importantly is hurting the students that they are there to serve. Which brilliant mind came up with the idea that restricting the teachers’ access to their worksite before and after school, as well as during lunchtime, would be beneficial to anyone? I can honestly say I don’t know where I would be today, even who I would be, without the support of my teachers. Most of this support was given out of class time. Teachers can have an impact on students, far beyond teaching how to learn, and mastering the curriculum. They can be very positive role models, by helping with students’ self-confidence and developing other life skills. So I think it is time our government and its administration

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The end of the school year approaches students are showing off what they’ve learned at student fairs. At Queen of Angels, Grade 5 student Owen Mackenzie steers a model tank, attached with an iPhone, using his remote control, in his Robots to the Rescue project, May 29. At Duncan Christian School, Grade 12 students Charissa Lee and Nicholas Openshaw show what they’ve learned about the emotional swing of bipolar conditions May 29, during the DCS Student Expo of ideas and projects. rethinks their negotiating tactics. A good place to start would be dropping punitive measures, and to begin bargaining in good faith. Alicia Parker Duncan

Tell me why the teachers need to get what they want

Dear editor Teachers are salaried employees, and that may mean marking tests in the evening, pulling together projects for the kids using imagination and available resources. I don’t understand the recent viral letter to Christy Clark complaining about not being able to come in early. I drive my children to school every day and see the same teachers arrive only a half-hour before the bell. how early do they want to arrive at school? I’m confused, as I’m sure a lot of parents are, about why the teachers and province cannot come to an agreement. If you want me to beep and wave as I drive through the school zones as

you walk with your picket signs (and I have to scramble to find childcare ) perhaps you can enlighten some of us as to why you aren’t going to work like the rest of us. Perhaps everyone should request days off so they can stay home and take care of their children. The ripple effect would be tremendous, I’m sure. John Nelson

has to offer that is not found in the 50 parks we now have. Nevertheless, emotion won the day. Don Graham Chemainus

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NIMBYism wins the day in Echo Heights

Dear editor I am in favour of developing Echo Heights. This property is arguably the municipality’s biggest revenue producing asset. Revenue from lot sales have long held the potential to reduce the rising tax burden. The municipality already has 50 parks. Congratulations to CRA for providing another example of how a Not In My Back Yard (NIMBY) group can sway a council. The appeals of the CRA failed to demonstrate what Echo Heights

Dear editor Recent letters have caused me to think the organization I presently chair, the Chemainus Residents Association, needs to put more effort into communicating its goals to the public. Since its inception in 2006 the CRA’s purpose has been to engage residents of Chemainus in the planning of their community by providing an organization from which they

can receive current information, lobby government, and submit opinions on how the health and quality of life in our home place can be enhanced. The CRA has also hosted speakers on aquifers, air quality, sustainability issues, the history of First Nations treaty issues, First Nations cultural practices, biodiversity and local ecosystems, urban planning and Smart Growth. In public forums, we’ve explored issues around waterfront development, local marina possibilities, skateboard parks, a location for the new library and climate warming. We have provided a venue where Mayors Jon Lefebure and Tom Walker were able to address local issues with the public. We’ve met with the developer of the Artisans’ Village housing development and supported this project publicly because it proposes to provide residences adjacent to the downtown core, supporting a vibrant commercial environment. We’ve polled the residents of Chemainus and the surrounding area to find out what issues are important to them and we’ve co-hosted all-candidates meetings so residents can meet those who seek to represent them in local government. In a municipality as geographically large as North Cowichan, community associations like the Chemainus Residents Association and the Maple Bay Community Association play an important role in communicating the priorities of residents to local government but that can only be effective if residents know why these organizations exist and how they can be used. Kathy Wachs Chemainus Residents Association

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reen living has its roots embedded at Ecole Cobble Hill. It’s one of two Vancouver Island schools declared a B.C. Green Games winner. And the Roots & Shoots Club at Ecole Cobble Hill’s predecessor, Ecole Mill Bay, also earned B.C. Green Games wins in 2011 and 2012. The awards are presented in Earth Day celebrations. The Ecole Cobble Hill parent Advisory Council is obviously pleased with those accolades that lead nicely into Saturday’s Ecostravaganza, a fun-filled family event in celebration of World Environment Day. The event includes a green marketplace — featuring local ecovendors — as well as a children’s activity area, a plant sale, a live stage, a silent auction, a food court and a used book sale. It takes place at the school from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. at 3642 Learning Way in Cobble Hill. Proceeds will help equip the

Kids from the Ecole Cobble Hill Roots & Shoots Club on the trail. new classrooms and library, and make improvements to the music programs. Meanwhile, the Roots and Shoots Club has been doing some amazing work and was thrilled to receive the Green Games designation. “Our new school is right beside an amazing park which is part of the coastal Douglas fir ecosystem,’’ explained Tonja Joyce of the Ecole Cobble Hill Parent Advisory Council. “After touring the forest, we discovered that many students didn’t know how to identify even a common native plant or tree in the coastal Douglas fir ecosystem, “We decided it was important for us to know about the ecosystem around us, so we explored the forest and tried to identify what

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1966: safety S. F. Best, G. B. Motherwell, R. J. Duncan, R. Smillie and G. M. Lamont all received gold lapel pins for their record of working 25 years accidentfree at MacMillan Bloedel Chemainus sawmill division.

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Dateline 1966: Schools grow for baby boomers

Ann Andersen

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he Duncan area has had its share of building booms: the early 19th Century burst of residential housing east of the city; the 1950s flood of homes to accommodate workers and their families as the new Crofton pulp mill roared into action; and in the mid-1960s, a new construction surge to accommodate increased migration from prairie provinces and overseas. And by 1966, construction costs had sky-rocketed. The year before, the local school board had been forced to build its first prefabricated school, Khowhemun elementary on Cliffs Road, when bids on a conventional building came in at $20,000 more than the estimated $50,000. Cutting costs to $60,000 meant a quick provincial approval and a new school building within a year. A similar situation arose in June 1966. Under funds approved by referendum, Duncan elementary school gym was scheduled to double in size. And when trustees learned the $50,000 appropriated was $20,000 short of an architect’s $70,000 estimate, most trustees accepted the news philosophically. It was a builders’ market, and they named the prices, said trustee Joseph Frumento. Working plans were also ordered for an estimated $46,000 addition to Mill Bay elementary. The new classroom was required by September.

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Part of the joy of jazz is the interplay of the talented musicians playing off one another. On Sunday, you get to see three such players connect for the first time. The Kit Eakle Trio — featuring violinist Eakle, dobro player Doug Cox and guitarist Michael Dunn — collaborate for the first time in this

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here’s nothing like a grandmother’s love. The cookies, other unconditional love regardless of what you do, and the bedtime stories while snuggled up in your Nana’s loving arms. Not content to read others’ books, Jasana Crowie decided to write her own for her grandsons William and Matthew. Writing a book is no small feat —especially not for someone for whom English is a second language. “My husband was my line editor,” the Czech-born author said laughing. “I kept getting drawn into the book, it was hard for me to remember that I was editing,” husband Harvey Crowie said, smiling. Barley of Maplewood is an adventure story about a timid, young mouse, who overcomes his fears to become a local hero. There’s Barley — timid, slow and not good at things. His cousin

Jasana Crowie wrote her first book, Barley of Maplewood, for her grandchildren. Bonk, who moves into the neighborhood and forces poor Barley to face his fears. And a couple of wingmen of course — a squirrel named Red and a frog named Flick. And because all great stories have a struggle that the hero overcomes, there’s a weasel as a villain. The 206-page book was written and illustrated by Jasana, a former commercial illustrator for companies such as Hershey’s International and the Calgary Olympics, to name just a few. It was started in 2006 when William was just three months old. Other interests and projects — she’s a painter, short story writer and gardener — beckoned, but by 2013, she thought she’d better finish the book, before her grandchildren were too old to enjoy it. The book is long for children’s

books, at 40,000 words. “It became pretty clear that it wasn’t going to happen in 6,000 words,” Crowie said. “It’s so important for children to be able to read. It’s the foundation for success in life.” Beyond the unusual length, the book does another thing differently. It uses bigger words than you’ll find in most children’s books. “I really like the book,” said Laurel Hibbert, a retired school teacher who used to teach Grade 4. “The language is really rich, she hasn’t dumbed it down at all. Most people don’t know that you don’t need to write simple books for children, in fact, they like new words. They eat it up.” The book is for children age 6 to 10 and, according to Hibbert, one of the things that makes it very special is the life lessons that permeate it.

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“This book is very clearly a book written by a grandparent who is trying to pass on life lessons to her grandchildren,” Hibbert said. She isn’t the only person raving about Barley and his friends. Crowie’s grandson William talked up the book, “so incessantly,” that his Parksville teacher is now reading it to his Grade 2 class. Given the positive feedback that the book has received, can a sequel be in the works? Crowie said she’s got some ideas, but next on deck is a book of short stories. The children’s author is holding a book reading this Saturday at 11 a.m. at the Cowichan library. The book can be purchased locally at Volume One Bookstore, at Hibbert’s stall at the Duncan Farmer’s Market and on It is available as an e-book and paperback.

ot off an award-winning streak, Brentwood College singers and instrumentalists are tuned for Friday’s benefit Concert For A Summer’s Eve. The 20th-annual fundraiser for a special-needs program, called Monday Morning Music, will hear hundreds of Brentwood students — groomed by teachers Phil Newns, Elizabeth MacIsaac and Scott McGill — swing into action at the T. Gil Bunch Theatre. Cellist Tommy Perkins, in MacIsaac’s Strings Ensemble, happily supports the Andrew Leong/file music-therapy program Liam Laturnus, fresh off his steland other initiatives lar turn as Tevye in Fiddler on the that have received some Roof, is singing tonight during $80,000 from the valBrentwood College’s Concert for a ley’s Choirs In Concert Summer’s Eve. Society. “It’s a great thing. They don’t have enough funding and we’re glad to help. It’s something we can do for our community,” said the Grade 9 cellist from San Francisco. The Strings Ensemble performed at the recent Victoria Festival, notching a mark of 90% — a goldmedal standing — winning the Senior School Strings Category, and an invitation to the honours concert. Among other acts on Friday’s dozen-number roster, Perkins is in the House Band, and joins violinist Paul Lee and clarinetist Sabin Lee for Pachelbel’s Canon. Performing boosts confidence among music students, explained Perkins, who began bow work at age six. more on page 16

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bees that share the island with us as well as how we, as gardeners, farmers, and food consumers, can help the native bees, ourselves, and each other, Cowichan Library, 2687 James St., 2 to 3 p.m.

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“It helps you build up the guts to do it,” he said, citing pre-show prep. “Most times we just play it out on our instruments beforehand, and let it go, and it ends up working.” Actor, tenor singer and sax man Liam Laturnus was also amped to assist the music-therapy program through Friday’s varied concert. “It’s a great way for performing-arts students to give back to the community,” the Grade 12er said, set to sing Time To Say Goodbye. Laturnus — cast as Tevye in Brentwood’s Fiddler on the Roof earlier this year — is also in the


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House Band, and in Group Sax that’s ready to blow Swingle Sax. “This concert’s a great way to showcase how we can help our community,” he said, noting he and Newns’ Vocal Jazz Show Choir sang at last weekend’s Children & Apple Pie Day. Laturnus played tenor sax in Newns’ Jazz Band — set to play two tunes Friday — at Richmond’s national Musicfest Canada competitions this year. “The Jazz Band once again earned an Excellent Silver standing,” said Newns, “and the Vocal Jazz Show Choir followed them, this time with a Bronze.” The college’s Tonic Fusion Vocal Show Jazz Choir and MacIsaac’s big Concert Choir each perform three tunes Friday. In April, the Concert Choir attended Victoria’s West Coast Concert Choir Festival, earning the highest grade from both adjudicators. To Laturnus, it’s about the joy of entertaining. “The big thing is going on stage and performing for people.”

Your ticket What: Concert For A Summer’s Eve When: June 6, 7:30 p.m. Where: T. Gil Bunch Theatre, Brentwood College, Mill Bay Tickets: $7. Call 250743-5521.

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CAROLAN, Robert Joseph March 30, 1924 – June 2, 2014 Let me tell you a story, I was born in Stamullen, Co. Meath Ireland on the 30th of March, 1924. I danced many adventures, you may know many of my stories like the time when... I leave a legacy of 3 sons, 5 daughters and 11 grandchildren. I journey now to reunite with my wife Junie, my daughter Patricia, and many loved ones. I am grand, not a bother on me. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to the Heart and Stroke foundation. Service to be held at St. Edward’s Parish on Friday June 6th, 2014 at 1:00pm, reception to be held at Eagles Hall following the service, 2965 Boys Road, Duncan. FIRST MEMORIAL FUNERAL SERVICES


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MILINO, Patrick (Pat) October 18, 1922 – June 2, 2014 With great sorrow we must announce the passing of Patrick Milino, devoted husband and father. Pat passed away peacefully at home with his family at his side. He is survived by his loving wife of 70 years, Mary (nee Sutherby) and their 8 beloved children, 17 grandchildren and 6 greatgrandchildren: David (Neneng), daughters Jacqueline and Monique; Dianna, husband Herb, sons Marty (son Jarrod, daughter Haley), Pat, wife Janelle (daughter Stephanie); Patricia, sons John, Michael, Robert; Suzanne, husband Michael, son Aaron and daughter Suzanne (sons Angus and Jack); Rocky, wife Rocio, sons Rocky Jr and Pat; Tina, husband Pierre, son Jacob and daughter Madeline; Anna, husband Dennis, sons Oscar and Lewis; Maria, husband John, son David and Amara (daughter Makaela), and son Owen. He is also survived by his brother Jack, numerous nieces, nephews and cousins in Canada, the USA and Sicily. He is predeceased by his parents Jack and Mary, sister Mary and brothers Joseph, Pasquale and Salvatore. His family was his greatest joy! Pat was born and raised in Calgary, Alberta of Italian immigrant parents. At eighteen he joined the Royal Canadian Navy during WW II. He served active duty on Atlantic Service, trained in communications as a Signalman and as a Morse Code Operator. He sailed on numerous trips across the Atlantic on Corvettes and Destroyers convoying the merchant and troop ships to provide protection. He was then assigned to the home Port of St. John’s as a Signalman at the Port Signal Station that controlled the strategic harbor, situated atop the Newfoundland Hotel. It was during this time that he met and married the love of his life, Mary. Pat was a member of the HMCS Avalon Boxing team. The team won the inter service championship competition in 1944 and Pat won his welterweight division, was awarded a trophy and medallion. Pat had a long, successful career as a wellrespected building contractor both in Calgary and Duncan. The Milino family would like to express their sincere thanks and appreciation to all the people who helped care for Pat in his final days. Special thanks to Dr. Mark Sanders, Dr. Rob Thompson, VIHA Home Support and Nurses, and LPN’s Maria Clements and Karla MacDonald. After cremation, Mass for the Christian Burial of the dead will be celebrated at St Edward’s Catholic Church on Tuesday, June 10, 2014 at 12:30 pm. Luncheon and interment of ashes to follow. In lieu of flowers, donations to the Cowichan Hospital Foundation are appreciated. Online condolences can be expressed at You will always be in our hearts and never forgotten! We all love you!

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TAWSE-SMITH, George Robert It is with great sadness we announce the passing of George Robert Tawse-Smith at the age of 82. George lived in Duncan, BC and passed Monday 26 May, 2014 at Cowichan District Hospital of cancer. Born 6 June, 1931 in Bogota, Colombia to Norah and Alexander Tawse-Smith with his siblings: Ian, Shiela and Norah Married to Doreen Shelstad 30 June, 1956 in Edmonton, Alberta After graduating from the Royal Naval College in London, England, George served in the British Merchant Marine for 7 years. He later took a job as a purchaser for oil field logistics in Cartagena, Colombia. George’s career also included Director of Marketing for Canadian Government, Office of Tourism, Director of Marketing for CP Airlines, Vice President of Marketing for Expo 86 as well as Deputy Minister of Tourism for Yukon Territory Survived by his wife Doreen (Shelstad); sons Derek (Anne), Mark (Jill); daughter Liana; 8 Grandchildren; 2 Step Grandchildren; 6 Great – Grandchildren; and his sisters Norah and Shiela. George loved fishing, sailing and spending time with friends and family. He had a good sense of humour and was quick witted. He will be greatly missed as he was loved. MILLER, Clifford Frank (Cliff) It is with great sadness our family announces Clifford’s passing April 30th, 2014. Born to Alice Ann (nee Sterling) and Frank Charles Milller in 1932. Cliff’s wife of 59 years, Vera, his son Gordon (Deborah)daughter Colleen (Mark) His grandchildren Kirsten, Samantha (Steve), Nicholas, Kylie, and great grandson Dominic will miss him more than we can express. He leaves behind many other relatives and friends from organizations, clubs and companies. Cliff grew up in the Kitsilano area in Vancouver. His interest in sports began early. A strong swimmer, he had many busy summers as a lifeguard at Kitsilano Beach. In football he played for the Meralomas, the farm team of the BC Lions. He did very well in weight lifting competitions, being trained by Doug Hepburn. Cliff was also an excellent dancer. In their early twenties, he and a friend dared one another, then took lessons at Arthur Murray’s Studios in Vancouver. In 1957 an accident left Cliff a leg amputee. After retraining, entered the canadian Paralympics, winning medals in most events. As a Merchandise manager for Henry Birks Jewellers for many years, Cliff travelled extensively as a buyer of goods. In past years, as a member of Kinsmen volunteered in the building of a Seniors Centre in the Fraser Valley. He organized the western amputee Golf Tournament at the Cowichan Golf Course. His love of the ocean and a concern for safe boating led him to join the Canadian Coast Guard Auxilliary. He was a member of the Cowichan Power and Sail Squadron and an officer for Vancouver Island North District. Cliff received the Chief Commander Citation for distinguished service and was a life member of the Power & Sail Squadron. A Celebration of Clifford’s life will be held on Thursday, July 3rd at 2 pm at the cowichan Golf Course. 4955 Trans Canada Hwy. Pastor Dan Rutherford will begin proceedings with prayer. A video by Don Butt will be shown. Memories displayed, and stories told. Reception to follow. In lieu of flowers a kind deed often done, no matter how small

ALLEN Reverend W.D. 1937- June 3, 2014 Born and raised in Winnipeg Manitoba. Joined the airforce in 1958, served in Western Canada and one tour in Germany. Retired in 1981. Moved to Toronto and studied at Knox College. Moved to Kitimat and was Minister for ten years at the Kitimat Presbyterian Church. Retired in 1995 and moved to Duncan. Was the Padre of the Legion in Duncan for many years. He leaves a wife Donna and a son David (Crystal), daughter Arlene (Jason), and 6 grandchildren. Celebration of life at St. Andrews Presbyterian Church, June 7, at 1:00 pm HUDDLESTON: Kathleen Karen passed away Thursday the 29th of May, 2014 after a long and courageous battle with breast cancer. She is survived by her husband, her mother and her brother. Kathleen was the most caring and giving person I have ever known. Her selfless dedication to the welfare and the lives of others was without measure. She fought her battle with cancer with dignity and unwavering strength and never let on to others the struggles she was having. She was a good woman, a loving wife, a devoted daughter and the pillar of strength for those with disabilities in our community, many of which she personally helped. Just as she fought the disease in silence I believe she wished to pass in silence. I ask that everyone keep her in their memories and cherish those memories and celebrate her life as she shared it with you, every day that the memories come. I love you baby and miss you deeply and the only comfort I have is in knowing that you will walk with me in my heart as I finish this journey called life and we can be together again. Online condolences may be made at

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FETCHKO, Joseph Peter Born in Powell River BC April 22, 1930. Joe died peacefully on May 26, 2014 at the Royal Jubilee Hospital. Joe graduated from Brooks High School in 1949 and went on to work in the pulp and paper mill in Powell River as an apprentice electrician. He met and married Patricia Lacy and together they had eight children Rita, Joycenne, Peter, Lance, Andrew, Anne, John and Eric. In 1964 he moved his family to Crofton BC and continued his career in Crofton Pulp and Paper mill until his retirement. Joe enjoyed the outdoors. His hobbies were hunting, fishing and scuba diving. He was an avid scuba diver and was very involved in scuba diving community in Powell River. He taught the sport as well as wrote a column for the local paper and was President of the local club. Joe was especially proud of his children, grandchildren and great grandchildren. He was predeceased by his first wife Patricia, in 1986, his daughter Anne Meares in 2011, his second wife Jacquie ( Goode) in 2013 and his beloved dog, Buto. He is sorely missed by his cat Oliver. The family would like to thank all the staff at Westshore Lodge for their care and support while Joe and Jacquie lived out their final years, his companion/caregiver Lori Tait for being such a good friend tending to his daily needs, and the staff of 7 North and 6 South at the Jubilee for the wonderful care and compassion in the final weeks of Joes life. No service by request. Online condolences may be made @ www.legacy. com/funeral-homes/british-columbia/victoria/first-memorial FIRST MEMORIAL FUNERAL SERVICES


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DOBSON’S GLASS Ltd. is a very busy glass shop looking for a long-term glass technician. Experience an asset, but will train the right person. Please apply in person to, 186 Ingram St., Duncan. GORD SMITH Mechanical requires a ticketed heavy duty mechanic with valid BC driver’s license. Also looking for an apprentice mechanic, P/T to start. Call (250)701-2833.

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Requirements: • Valid BC drivers License • Clean Van • Own tools for the trade • WCB coverage in place & current • Liability Insurance current & in place • References. Available Immediately, F/T. Drop off resume at United Floors, #101-2700 Beverly St, Duncan, BC.

LEGAL WAREHOUSEMAN’S LIEN ACT: Notice is given that the goods placed in Storage by yourself will be disposed of on June 21, 2014, at SNAP Self Storage 2840 Roberts Rd, Duncan, BC. Isabelle Williams, Wayne Fielding, Robert Robinson, Terry Petruk, How Grimstead, Thomas Scott, Teresa Chandler.

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NOTICE TO CREDITORS AND OTHERS RE: THE ESTATE of KATHLEEN WILLIAMS, late of 3087 STONEHAVEN PLACE, DUNCAN, BC, V9L 0A3. DECEASED. NOTICE is hereby given that creditors and others having claims against the estate of the above deceased are hereby required to send them c/o Judy Williams-Park, Executor at 1235 Mardale Drive NE, Calgary, AB, T2A 3L7 before the 13th day of July, 2014, after which date the Executor will distribute the said estate among the parties entitled thereto, having regard only to the claims of which they then have notice. Judy Williams-Park EXECUTOR


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ROXTON, CANADIAN made lrg oval maple pedestal table, 65� plus leaf exc. cond. $1,025. Lrg chesterfield/loveseat/chair $1,000. Lrg Qn headboard & armoire, $600. Lrg computer desk $95. Office chair $75. Recliner/rocker $250. All OBO. Call 250-7460958

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DUNCAN: 2 bdrm in town, 173 McKinstry Pl., Recent 100% reno, 4 appl’s. Gas FP, blinds, deck, patio, carport, shed. NS, NP. One year lease. $1,100. 250-748-2424

LADYSMITH: SEMI-OCEAN front, view, treed 6.5 acres. 3 B/R, 2 level updated, 2,600 sq.ft 425,000. (250)245-8950


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30% off Storewide! 430 Whistler, Duncan, BC. Call 250-746-9810. HOT TUB (SPA) COVERS. Best price. Best quality. All shapes & colours available. 1-866-652-6837 newspaper? KITCHENAID FRIDGE white, lower freezer, $400. KitchenAid stove, white, 4-burner ceramic top, convection $350. Kenmore xtra-capacity heavyduty washer $150. All in good working order 250-245-5165.

COWICHAN Bay/Pastoral Views Detached suite (above garage) 1 bedroom, 1 bathroom. In-suite laundry. Dishwasher, Stainless steel appliances. Seeking one, quiet, mature tenant. No pets, no smoking. References required. $750 per month. Utilities not included. Please call 250-7158956 or 250-858-1486

LOG LATHE, for making log homes or pillars w/spare parts. Cat power plant - tandem dump truck & fork lifts. Offers. (250)732-3239 (250)743-3198


PALLISER LEATHER reclining sofa. Navy. Well taken care of. Downsizing. Asking $525. 6.5ft Heritage pine artificial Xmas tree. New price $220. Asking $50. Call (250)748-8924.

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RANGE Rider Apex white 8ft Dodge Ram truck canopy. Fits 2003 - 2008. Tinted windows, sliding front window, two side windows with screens open. Locking rear gate. $1200. 250-743-9217.



Clean 1 & 2 bdrm units. Full size fridge, stove & dishwasher. Carpet & linoleum, window coverings, fireplace. Quiet, well maintained bldg with elevator & sauna. Pet friendly. Close to schools & Hospitals. CALL TO VIEW 250.710.7515 250.748.3412

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Call (250) 710-7515 to view Both sides of legal duplex. Just steps to downtown, park and bus. Live in one side, rent the other. 2 BD, 1 BA each side. Large corner lot. Move-in ready. $259,900. 1-250-3831500 Michelle Harrison,Coldwell Banker Slegg Realty.


COWICHAN BAY 1 Bdrm suite, bright, ns/np, Util./Internet incl. $750. 250-748-2810.

DUNCAN: Trunk Rd., 3 bdrm, 1 bath, garage/shop, W/D, F/S, shed. Avail. July 1. $1,150/m. Dave 250-748-3663

DUNCAN 2 Bdrm bsmnt suite, newer, near Duncan Elem school. 4 appl’s. $800/mnth, avail. immed. 250-246-6626.

JUNE 7 & 8. Large multifamily garage sale at the Caretaker’s residence, Fuller Lake Park, Chemainus. Proceeds go to family in need. Furniture, tools, sporting goods, toys, bikes, etc. Something for everyone. Barbecue and refreshments by donation. Come out and enjoy the park while supporting a very worthy cause. Saturday June 7 and Sunday June 8, 9am to 4pm.

Meicor Properties Chemainus: Lockwood Villa. Well kept bldg, 1 bdrm $625 incl heat & hot water, available now. N/S, 1 small pet welcome. 250-246-1033.

DUNCAN- 2 bdrm grd lvl suite, carpeted, F/S, W/D hook-up, quite area. NP/NS. Refs req’d. Avail June 1. 250-748-4508.

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DUNCAN: 3 BR basement suite avail. immediately. 1 very large master BR, mid-sized 2nd BR and 1 smaller BR or office/storage space. Open kitchen, dining and living floorplan. A/C, W/D, F/S, & parking. Huge backyard w/ patio and access to walking trail. 3 min walk to bus route. Access to children’s park. Quiet community. N/S, N/P, No parties. Newly painted/updated. Ref req’d $1,050 plus $50 hydro. 250-732-0242.



DUNCAN: 1500 Sq ft, prime ground floor retail/office space. Lrg windows, A/C, Station St. Avail. June. 250-715-6880.



Raleigh bike $150. Stainless tool box $250. Upright Grand vintage piano $395. Call (250)245-0295.

GARAGE SALES CHEMAINUS: 10034 Beach Dr. Moving sale blowout! Sat & Sun 8-5. Antiques, tools, cabinets.

700 sq.ft. newly reno’d office space (2 offices with bright reception area), in modern building, highway exposure in Duncan area. Avail immed. Call 1-250-658-4336.


Hall Rentals CENTRAL DUNCAN: Lovely 1 bdrm suite in seniors oriented building, heat included. NS/NP, $625. Please call Cory at 250-732-0342. CENTRAL LOCATION, Bach, 1 & 2 bdrms, balcony, F/S, heat & hot water (1 bldg only), parking, pet considered, $550$850/mo. Call 250-748-7764 CHEMAINUS- LRG 1 bdrm, laminate flrs, in suite W/D, D/W. $750. Available June 15. Call (250)246-1399. DUNCAN- SPACIOUS 2 bdrm condo, central, 4 appls. N/S, N/P. $800. Avail July 1st. 250746-1019, 250-746-4509 after 6pm. Meicor Properties Ladysmith: 1 bdrm $700/mo. 2 bdrm grnd flr $800/mo Includes heat & hot water, small pets OK. Available July 1st. 250-924-6966.

APARTMENTS FURNISHED DUNCAN (8 km north) Studio apt, furnished, on 8 acres. Laundry, satellite, heat, hydro. $575. N/S. (250)748-1310.

COMMERCIAL/INDUSTRIAL COOMBS AUTO Mall- (Albernie Hwy) 1025sq ft, commercial/retail. $825+ utils & gst. Call Bob, 250-248-1072 or 250-752-3090.

DUPLEXES/4PLEXES CROFTON 2 bedroom duplex, one bathroom, 4 appliances, fenced yard, 2 blocks to school, playground and Ferry. Storage shed, double off-road parking. No dogs, but small indoor pets allowed. Available July 1, $830.00 month. 250748-5195 after 6:00 pm.




COMMERCIAL LOT C1 Downtown Duncan core 89 x 57ft $149,000. 250-247-7208

DUNCAN - STORAGE in secure private garage near CDH, approx 14 x 17 with shelving, plus space for small car. Available now. $125/mo. Call after 6 pm 250-748-8855

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DUNCAN: NEAR Hospital, mobile home for rent in quiet adult park. Pets ok, call for details. $850. (250)246-8318.

LADYSMITH: 3 bdrm, 2 storey home, D/W, small yard, NS/NP, $895/mo. Avail July 1st. Call 1-250-248-4816. MAPLE BAY: Stunning 5 BR Tuscan-style villa, rich in artistic design & detail. Overlooking Maple Bay & Salt Spring Island. Private, park-like setting. Fabulous terracing and Mediterranean gardens. www.


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CHEMAINUS: SUNDAY, June 8th, large Antique/Collectible parking lot/car boot sale at Hwy Antique Emporium - Hwy #1 at Henry Road, 8am-3pm. - Come Fill Your Boot COBBLE HILL: Mikone Vintage Market; 3550 Watson Ave., Sat., June 7th, 9-3pm. 37 vendors showcasing vintage goods, antiques and local artisans including a flea market section. Music and food! COW BAY. Sat. June 7th, 8am-3pm. 4680 George Road. No junk. No early birds. Items include: scrapbooking supplies, household goods, clothing & furniture. COWICHAN BAY: 1095 Cherry Point Rd., Sat., June 7th & Sun., June 8th, 10am-4pm. Large indoor sale of estate; fine furniture, appliances, ornaments and more. No early birds! COWICHAN BAY- 1105 Paradise Close (off Cherry Point Rd and down Kingscott), Sat, June 7, 10-3pm. COWICHAN BAY: Sat. & Sun, June 7 & 8, 9am-4pm. 4361 Sears Rd. Lots of good stuff! Clothes, books, toys and misc.

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Chemainus: Lockwood Villa 3040 Pine Street. Sat & Sun June 7 & 8. 9 am - 2 pm. Multifamily sale!


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GARAGE Sale. June 14th, 8:30 to 3 pm, 7900 Richard’s Trail Duncan, Books, horse items, household lots to see. Few antiques

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SUITES & CONDOS $625 #102-2515 Alexander St, Duncan $650 #307-2515 Alexander St, Duncan $650 625 Walkem Rd, Ladysmith $735 #301-2525 Dingwall St, Duncan $800-$850 360 Bundock Ave, Duncan $850 #308-9916 Daniel St, Chemainus

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MAPLE BAY- 6493 Nevilane Drive, Sat, June 7, 9-2pm. Absolutely No Early Birds! Household, antiques, collectibles, wine making & office supplies, shop & boating items, construction materials...+ more. MILL BAY- 25+ House Yard Sale, Deer Park/Mill Springs (from Duncan right off Hwy at Frayne Rd). Saturday, June 7, 9-2pm. MILL BAY: Multi-family sale. Sat. Jun 7 & Sun. Jun 8. Furniture, clothes, outdoor toys, household & much, much more. 1035 Briarwood Crescent, 9-2. No early birds! SHAWNIGAN LAKE- 2607 Natalie Rd (corner of Elford & Natalie), Sat & Sun, June 7 & 8, 10-4pm. Too much to list something for every age even tools for the big guy!

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TOWNHOUSES & DUPLEXES $985 #31-941 Malone Rd, Ladysmith $1095 5209 Hykawy Rd, Duncan $1195 6122 Marsh Rd, Duncan

KOKSILAH WEST: 2918 Jackson Rd., Sat., June 7th, 7am-4pm. Multi Family Estate Sale; Home and garden; whicker bookcase, wood mantel, lamps, moss out, weed out. Shop; table saw, welder, extension cords, yard carts, lawn mowers, new rakes. Building plywood; 2x4, 2x6, 6x6 and more! Tools; hydraulic jacks, repositioning trolley, trailers, loading ramps, wheels, tires. Camping; stove, heaters, foams. Photo cameras; Kodak trays (digital), photo enlarger in box (new). Bikes; tandem, mountain and seats. Boating; life jackets, anchors, chain, rope. Patio; heaters, chairs, BBQ, gas Weber BBQ. Fishing; rods, prawn traps, down riggers. Kitchen; cups, plates, bowls, cookie sheets. Call (250)748-0855. See pictures on Early Birds must bring Coffee!!!

SHAWNIGAN: Sat June 7, 8am - 4pm, Legion #134, 1625 Shawnigan/MillBay Rd. HUGE sale; coffee, hotdogs, baking, & silent auction. See U there!

HUGE GARAGE SALE. Sat. & Sun., June 7 & 8, 10am-2pm. Furniture, new compressors, table saw, 3 violins & much, much more! 2885 Boyes Road, Unit 255. SHAWN LK: Sat Jun 7, 9-2. 1708 Robin Hill, off Wallbank, signs off Shawn Mill Bay Rd GIGANTIC MULTI FAMILY!

SILVER PARK Club House Annual Garage Sale; 2885 Boys Rd unit 206, Sat., June 7th, 8-5pm and Sun., June 8th, 8-12pm. Hot dogs and refreshments available. TOOLS: BANDSAWS, older air compressors, various sm. electric motors, sm. gear drives, plumbing fittings, plus more hardware items, lots of books, household goods, motorized scooter, & much more! 1876 Wessex Road, Cowichan Bay. June 7th 9-3pm.

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And they’re off! A group of Grade 6 girls takes off from the starting line during Maple Bay Elementary’s Invitational cross country run that included students from Alex Aitken, Alexander, and Crofton Elementarys. Below right, Grade 6 student Logan Hamilton of Alex Aitken Elementary sprints toward the finish line during the run. Below left, Grade 6 Maple Bay elementary boys Justin Marinier and Dylan Langer hustle through the back trail.

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Hopwo baseball: Duncan Pirates sail past 11 other pesky teams for top honours in Chemainus mosquito tournament Don Bodger

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welve teams started the annual Hopwo mosquito baseball tournament at the Chemainus Ball Park. The best of the bunch at the end was the Duncan Pirates, who beat the Oceanside Bears 12-8 in the final. It was an all-Duncan battle for third place, with the Royals defeating the Cubs 11-10. That game provided a significant highlight to the weekend. It was tied after six innings and went to extra innings to decide the issue. No runs were scored in the top half of the inning and then in the bottom half, the first batter, Brighton Reed, launched the ball to the fence in centrefield and made it all the way around the bases for an inside-thepark home run to win the game. Salt Spring Island was voted the tournament’s most sportsmanlike team. The tournament is named in recognition of the longtime contributions to baseball and softball by North Cowichan/Duncan Sports Wall of Fame member Larry Hopwo, who also put on his famous pancake breakfast Saturday morning. “Our tournaments are really important to our association and especially one that honours a great person like Larry,’’ noted Chemainus and District Baseball Association president Phil Simpson. “Other than that, the weather was awesome and there were many games that were decided by only one run which makes things more exciting.’’ Another legendary figure in Chemainus baseball, Roy Price, even came out of retirement to help with the umpiring.


Pirates are in an obvious celebratory mood, above, after winning the Hopwo mosquito baseball tournament. Below, Lake Cowichan Lakers’ pitcher Jezlyn Cardinal proves tough on Nanaimo hitters with her slick southpaw delivery.




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Steen strides home on a pass ball for winning run Don Bodger

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Dave Devana hit a key double for Duncan in the fifth inning.


t was an historic game Tuesday when Duncan Gord Closson Forest Products fastball team hosted the Wheat Sheaf. “It’s the first league game in Glenora in a long, long time,’’ said team spokesman Joe Dilalla of the Nanaimo Fastball League outing.

And the game went down to the seventh and final inning for a decision — not exactly a hair-raising finish, however. Wheat Sheaf pitcher Chris McCormick issued nine walks in the game, staying away from Duncan’s big hitters, including two that loaded the bases in the seventh and led to the winning run during the 2-1 decision. Kyle Cowick hit a solo homer in the

first to put Wheat Sheaf into an early lead, one of just four hits given up by pitcher Korrey Gareau. He struck out 15 batters. Duncan tied it in the fifth when Dave Devana doubled and later scored on a Marty Steen out at first. In the seventh, Steen got a base hit and advanced to second on a pass ball. McCormick walked Bob Court intentionally but then also walked Brad

Robinson on four pitchers to load the bases and Steen scampered home on a pass ball with Rick Smith still at the plate sporting a 2-0 count. Joey Massingham and Gord Alberg had the other Duncan hits. Meanwhile, the dates have been announced for the Gord Closson Fall Classic at Waldon Park. It will start on Friday, Aug. 22, with the bulk of the schedule on Aug. 23 and 24.

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Butcher lands the all-around bronze medal

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Duncan’s Mia Butcher finished the competitive gymnastics season in fine style. Butcher obtained strong results at the Garden City Invitational at Panorama. She competed as a P2 Tyro, winning four medals. That included an all-around bronze medal; bronze on beam; two silver medals

on bars and vault; and eighth on floor. Butcher trains at Falcon Gymnastics in Victoria. Meanwhile, she was pre-selected last fall to attend the National Circus School summer camp, and will be traveling to Montreal in July to train in Circus Arts at the school.

Ravens’ attack yields 88 points Scoring spree: Team putting it all on the line in Cowichan Women’s Football Don Bodger

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Crew change was required to beat the Roofco Sirens Sunday. The Sirens vaulted into a 19-0 first-quarter lead in a Cowichan Women’s Football League game against the Crew at McAdam Park. But that sounded the desperation alarm and the Crew responded, clawing all the way back for a 33-26 victory. The Sirens scored on their first possession. The Crew’s first play from scrimmage was intercepted by Tara McCaffery and set up another score. But the Crew didn’t get rattled and came back. It was tied going into the fourth quarter but the Crew turned up the heat on a hot day for the win. Alita Mattin scored two touchdowns for the Crew. She ran a short pattern and dodged 55 yards through defenders for one of her TDs. Darbi Aitchison did the same, turning a short pattern into a 75yard TD. Nicole Pugh had a TD and one of her two sacks on defence was a game-changer. Jessica Lines-Wikkerink contributed a TD, Marilou Sullivan had a pair of one-point converts and Jade Scott added a convert to round out the scoring. Deanne Mearns led the Sirens with two TDs while Shelly McKay and Jessica Kato-Koch had one apiece. McKay and Carmen Brown scored converts, with Sabrina DesRochers registering a sack. Blue Steel ran away from the Wild 27-6 in the other early Sunday game. Blue Steel spread the offense around with TDs from Heidi Padjen, Brittany Stinson, Courtenay Wilcox and Mila Main. Kara Espeseth and Main added converts and Michelle Nederlof kicked for

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Cowichan Valley Breakers are in training for a busy summer of swimming fun and competition. Top, Aniela Hagen competes in the girls’ Div. 1 100 I.M. during the fifth-annual Cowichan Valley Breakers’ Icebreaker swim meet at the Cowichan Aquatic Centre Saturday. Above, the Breakers’ Owen Wellard competes in the boys’ Div. 3 100 I.M. and Breakers’ Larissa Grymaloski, right, tackles the backstroke during the girls’ Div. 4 200 I.M.

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Snag up against the fence is made by Heidi Padjen of Blue Steel while Sue Glenn of the Wild can only make a gesture in the hopes she’ll drop the ball. a point. Rusher Kirbee Crisp picked up a sack. Dieneke Pedersen scored the Wild’s TD and Keri McKelvie picked off a pass, but the team’s big star was Ginette Bilina with five sacks. The Ravens beat the Law 34-20 in a great back-and-forth game to round out Sunday’s schedule. “Law was up by seven and Ravens got two pick sixes almost backto-back, which turned the game around for the Ravens in the fourth quarter,’’ noted Ravens’ team member Dana Thorne. Rikki Wylie and Veronica Smith went 40 and 30 yards, respectively, on those TD interception returns. Wylie had another TD in the game; Sarah Russ scored two TDs plus a convert; Smith added another interception and a convert; Thorne picked up a two-point convert and Lauren James got a sack. For the Law, TDs came from Crystal Gotto, Rachel Hastings and Kim Scafe, who also had a convert. Kelly Hall managed a sack and Jackie Poznecov a convert while Ashley Chadwick helped move the offense. In Friday action, the Sirens edged Blue Steel 26-20 and Ravens overwhelmed the Storm 54-6.

Carmen Brown had a TD and an interception that led to another for the Sirens. Mearns and McCaffery also racked up TDs. McKay and Christine Switzer supplied converts, with interceptions from Kaelyn Corbin and McKay and a sack from DesRochers. Padjen’s two TDs and a two-point convert led the way for Blue Steel. Main had a TD, Crisp recorded four sacks and Sam Miiller picked up an interception. Kelsey Scholz was on fire for the Ravens with three TDs; Veronica Smith had a pair with two converts and an interception; Jenna Carver scored two TDs, including one that went from one end zone to the other; Wylie collected a TD and a convert; Morgan Rogers added a convert; James recorded a sack; Thorne scored two converts and a rouge and Nikita Kitagawa managed an interception. The Storm’s TD was scored by Carley Boyd. “It was another game of learning, as we continue to adjust to player experience,’’ noted Storm coach Chris Mann. “The rookies are fast becoming knowledgeable in the game of football. Each game adds a new dimension to their skills and most are playing a different position every game.’’

Bears and Tigers both bear the brunt of Thunder Don Bodger

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Eluding the defence of Matt Moodycliffe and Dan Massy of the Westshore Bears requires a slick manoeuvre from Ryan Taylor of the Cowichan Thunder in a Junior B lacrosse game Saturday.

inning ways of the Cowichan Thunder Junior B lacrosse team are continuing. The Thunder overcame a slow start to top the Westshore Bears 11-6 Saturday. The Bears led 3-1 after the first period but the second saw Cowichan rally to go in front 6-5. A brawl erupted in the second, with several players on both sides ejected. “The third period settled down and Co-

wichan started to dominate the game,’’ noted coach Lorne Winship. Ryan Taylor racked up nine points on two goals and seven assists; Graham Winship chipped in three goals and three assists; new player Bryson Weberg from Nanaimo contributed three goals and an assist; Joey Robb and Adam Golia each had a goal and two assists; and goalie Nathan Clark even had two assists along with Chance Koughan. Monday action saw the Thunder defeat the Saanich Tigers 19-13 in a see-saw battle. “Our defence was rather soft early in the game as well as our offense wasn’t working

hard to get to the bench, allowing Saanich multiple fast breaks and breakaways,’’ noted coach Winship. Cowichan led 4-3 after the first, it was tied 11-11 after two and remained deadlocked 13-13 with seven minutes remaining. The Thunder finished with six unanswered goals. Graham Winship led the way with eight goals, including six in the second period, and two assists. Jamie Jensen had five goals, call-up Tyson Black a goal and six assists, Golia five assists, Weberg three goals and an assist and single goals went to Koughan and Brennan Stothers.

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