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First winter snow snarls the Malahat Highway closure: Three crashes in less than three hours block traffic as snow blankets south end

Deadline looms looms:: Workers asked to reach new deal to help Catalyst restructure Peter W. Rusland

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hree separate accidents on icy and snow-covered stretches of Malahat-area roads caused various injuries, and closed the Malahat for a short time Monday evening, of¿cials said. The Malahat was closed at about 7:30 p.m. and reopened at around 8:45 p.m., said Malahat Volunteer Fire Hall chief Rob Patterson. Mike Wright, deputy-chief at Shawnigan Lake’s hall, said “white out” conditions ruled areas of the ‘Hat at around 6 p.m. during the capital-Cowichan commute. The busy night’s ¿rst crash happened at around 4:45 p.m. when Shawnigan Lake RCMP responded to a four-vehicle crash near the Malahat Mountain Inn, Sgt. Rob Webb said Tuesday. That incident was also handled by Langford ¿re¿ghters. “All involved were very fortunate to walk away from this crash,” Webb said. “The northbound lane was reduced to one lane for approximately one hour.” The second wreck occurred at around 7 p.m. when a vehicle hit black ice and rolled along South Shawnigan Lake Road, Patterson said. “In this instance,” Webb said, “witnesses state the driver was well below the speed limit, the conditions of the road were extremely icy at the time. The driver was taken to hospital with non-life threatening injuries.” That accident spelled neck and back

orkers at Crofton’s Catalyst mill are under intense pressure as they are being asked to ink a new labour deal crucial to the future of the company. Catalyst boss Kevin Clarke met with unionized Crofton millworkers yesterday to discuss impacts on the pulp giant’s ¿nancial and debt restructuring, Peter W. Rusland union of¿cials said. Paramedics help a women who slipped on sidewalk black ice Jan. 16 along Duncan’s Cairnsmore Street. She lay there for about 15 minutes until Those three meetings involved members the passersby called 911. Authorities warn Cowichan residents to be careful as more snow is possible before the weekend. PPWC and CEP unions in the mill that, under restructuring terms, must have contracts signed with injuries to the driver, Patterson said. unions at its three B.C. mills by month’s end. Then at around 7:30 p.m., a fourIts other mills include Port Alberni and Powell vehicle pile up — on compact and River. blowing snow — just north of Aspen “We can meet the (Jan. 31) deadline, but where Road closed the ‘Hat, “but luckily it goes from there, I can’t say,” explained Kevin there were no serious injuries,” PatMcPetrie, ¿rst vice-president of PPWC’s Local 2, terson noted. Crofton. Webb said one driver was taken Contacts with both unions at Crofton expire April to hospital with non-life threatening 31, but talks are happening early due to the ¿rm’s injuries after a northbound SUV slid restructuring crisis, McPetrie explained. across and entered the southbound “We’re still quite a distance away,” McPetrie — a lane, causing the crash. 35-year Crofton worker — said of the private talks Patterson said the chain reaction set to resume today between PPWC and Catalyst was possibly caused by drivers folbrass. lowing too close for road conditions. “Talks have been constructive so far, but the conA crisis also erupted when an Rob Patterson densed timeline makes it tough.” elderly female arrived to give a lift He declined to talk about terms on the bargainSnowy conditions on the Malahat Monday contributed to three crashes in a 90-minute stretch. to two uninjured relatives from one ing table, but was optimistic a vote among workers damaged vehicle, then suffered a Shawnigan Lake RCMP have snow and winter-like conditions at would happen in the next couple of weeks. medical condition at the scene. responded to more than 15 accidents any time through Wednesday of next That labour deal is among conditions struggling “She was unresponsive, but came involving either injury or extensive week.” Catalyst must reach for a recapitalization transaction to,” Patterson said of the woman damage to vehicles.” The possibility of snowfall will that will result in a signi¿cantly reduced debt burden, taken to hospital. Little wonder, given winter continue until it warms slightly on the company explains in a press release. His eight ¿re¿ghters and four conditions forecast by Environment the weekend. Catalyst aims to implement recapitalization trucks returned to the hall at about Canada. Travellers should ensure vehicles through a complex plan of arrangements under the 9:15 p.m. “The highest potential for the have winter tires and closely monitor Canada Business Corporations Act. “It gave our ¿re¿ghters a darned heaviest snowfalls will be between weather forecasts, warnings and Implementation of the plan will be subject to apgood work out,” summed Patterson. Victoria and Nanaimo and over special weather statements via the proval by not less than two-thirds of the votes cast by Webb urged drivers to take extra Southern Gulf Islands after the low media, and at www.weatherof¿ce. secured creditors, the approval of the Supreme Court time and care driving on winter forms by Sunday morning,” the feds of B.C., and receipt of all necessary regulatory and roads. said on the weekend. Road conditions can be monitored stock exchange approvals, Catalyst agents said. “During the past three days “The public should be prepared for at more on page 7


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Four rings stolen in Duncan break-in Thieves have struck again in Cowichan. The latest in a series of break-and-enters happened on Friday in the 400 block of Arbutus Avenue in Duncan, where four valuable rings were taken. The first is described as a blue topaz gold ring with diamonds around the edge and engraved with Birks. The second is a woman’s three-diamond gold engagement band, the third is a woman’s white-gold

diamond wedding band, and the fourth is a man’s three-to-five diamond gold wedding band. Cpl. Kevin Day of the North Cowichan/Duncan RCMP detachment asked anyone with information to contact the North Cowichan/Duncan RCMP at 250-748-5522 or Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-TIPS (8477). Day said at this time police do not believe this theft

is linked to similar recent break-ins. Meanwhile, local Mounties were notified of stolen copper at the Island Timberlands’ property on Waters Road on Sunday. The break-and-enter and theft had occurred sometime in the previous two days. Approximately $2,000 worth of copper wire was taken, and transformers were torn off of three poles that were no longer in use, police said.

Man with Åaming skull tattoo sought in assault numerous stickers on the dashboard. The vehicle is not new, but possibly News Leader Pictorial somewhat of an older style, police said. The cops also seek the driver of a male with a Àaming skull white two-door, short-box pick up truck tattooed on his chest, a with large truck tires. two-door Chev Sun¿re or It was parked and running in front of Cavalier, and a two-door the nearby Bank of Montreal at the time white pick-up truck are wanted for questioning by police after an of the occurrence, said Day. “This is near to where the attempted alleged assault and attempted abduction abduction occurred. early Jan. 1 in downtown Duncan. “It is not known as to whether the Renderings of the suspected attacker vehicle and driver were involved in any and his skull tattoo have been released, way with the incident, therefore police plus details of the two vehicles possibly nneed to identify the driver connected to the crime. and speak with them,” he Folks with any details about said. the suspect and the vehicles are The assault happened urged to contact police. between 5:30 and 6:20 b The male suspect is described a.m. when the female was as Caucasian, mid- to late-forPeter W. Rusland walking downtown. w ties, possibly early ¿fties, said Police are blaming this armchair as the cause of an accident involving a bus on Highway 18 Friday night. A male, who was driving Cpl. Kevin Day of the North the dark-colour car, stopped Cowichan/Duncan RCMP. Suspect: bbeside the Caprice TheHe had white, messy hair, police drawing atre on Queens Street and balding at the front. vverbally accosted the female, He also has a tooth missing tion wagon left the SUV without any One female bus passenger was Peter W. Rusland Day explained. D li from the upper left side of his mouth, apparent injuries before it caught ¿re, extracted from the bus, placed on News Leader Pictorial She tried to walk away from the male he said. police said. a stretcher and taken to hospital by who drove in front of her again. The suspect was wearing blue jeans, The ¿ re was quickly brought under ambulance with what appeared to stuffed armchair laying “This time he stopped and got out of a white V-neck shirt, and a dark-blue control, said Const. Markus Lueder of be non-life threatening injuries, he on Highway 18 west of the vehicle facing southbound in the waterproof-style jacket with a collar. the North Cowichan/Duncan RCMP. said. the Tansor Road cutoff is northbound lane of Duncan Street, in He was wearing black dress boots with The Subaru sustained severe frontThe collision closed the highway the suspected cause front of the Caprice Theatre. a heel, or cowboy boots, and was apend damage after stopping in the for about four hours while an RCMP of Friday night’s crash “ The male attempted to force her into proximately six feet tall and of average westbound lane. collision analyst attended, and crews between a public transit bus and a his vehicle, and a struggle between them stature. Folks involved in the wreck indicated cleared debris and the damaged Subaru SUV, police say. In addition, the male had a circular pat- occurred directly in front of the theatre.” the Subaru’s driver tried to dodge the vehicles. Serious injuries aren’t believed to The victim was able to ¿ght off the tern tattoo — maybe faded — on the left chair by moving onto the shoulder. Accident investigation continues, have stemmed from the 7:40 p.m. male and Àee. side of his neck, under his ear. Upon returning to the westbound and charges are not currently being accident on damp pavement when the Beside being groped, the victim fell, Another coloured tattoo on the right lane, the Subaru’s driver lost control considered by police, Lueder said. westbound Subaru’s driver swerved and the male suspect kicked her in the side of his chest carried up to his shoulof the grey SUV and it slammed into Meanwhile, Cowichan Valley to miss the chair — believed to have stomach and on her back several times, der, Day said. the side of the oncoming bus, Lueder Regional District chairman Rob fallen from a truck earlier. The suspect male sustained facial inju- causing injuries. explained. Hutchins said Monday the region’s The Subaru hit the eastbound bus, She was treated at Cowichan hospital. ries during the struggle with his victim. “The incident forced the bus to move spare bus has replaced the coach that that rolled into the east-side ditch, Anyone with information about the susThe suspect vehicle is described as a off the eastbound lane, and due to the rolled. Mounties said. pect’s identity, and/or the two vehicles, is dark-blue two-door Chevrolet Sun¿ re or steep side embankment, caused the bus “It’s business a usual. This accident North Cowichan’s south-end ¿reasked to contact the North Cowichan/ Cavalier with damage to its passenger to tip onto its side and slide to a halt. hasn’t impacted our service. We’re ¿ghters and paramedics evacuated the Duncan RCMP at 250-748-5522, or “All parties involved were sent to a working with B.C. Transit to get anoth- side, Day said. bus driver and three passengers. Crimestoppers at 1-800-222-TIPS. 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SOUTH COWICHAN OFFICIAL COMMUNITY PLAN AMENDMENT BYLAW No. 3511 ZONING AMENDMENT BYLAW No. 3498 Applicable to Electoral Area A – Mill Bay/Malahat NOTICE is hereby given that a Public Hearing will be held as follows to consider the above noted Amendment Bylaws: DATE: PLACE: TIME: South Cowichan Official Community Plan Amendment Bylaw No. 3511 proposes to amend South Cowichan Official Community Plan Bylaw No. 3510 by:

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• Creating four new zones - Bamberton Light Industrial 3 (I-3), Light Industrial 3A (I-3A), Business Park Industrial – Commercial 4 (I-4) and Forestry / Outdoor Recreation (F1-A);

• Adding Policy 12.24, that states specified land in the Rural Resource designation may be zoned for light industrial and outdoor recreation use. The policy further states that the lands are to retain a 80 hectare minimum parcel size, but may be leased, and that any future OCP re-designation would involve amenity provision and permanent protection of the land to the south. • Adding Policy 12.25, that states lands in the Rural Resource designation within 1 kilometre of the Bamberton interchange, on the west side of the Trans Canada Highway, may be eligible to be re-designated and rezoned for light industrial and business park use. Criteria for rezoning are identified in the policy. • Amending Schedule B (Plan Map) to re-designate part of Block 176, as shown on Map 1, from Rural Resource to Industrial. • Adding guidelines to the South Cowichan Rural Development Permit Area that apply to the subdivision, construction of buildings and landscaping of all industrially zoned lands.

Zoning Amendment Bylaw No. 3498 proposes to amend Electoral Area A – Mill Bay/Malahat Zoning Bylaw No. 2000 by:

• Adding definitions for “light manufacturing” and “manufacturing”; • Amending the definition of “outdoor recreation” to remove golf courses; • Amending the list of permitted uses in the General Industrial Zone (I-2) to include “outdoor recreation”; Map 2

• Amending Section 6.1 to list the four new zones mentioned above; • Amending Schedule B (Zoning Map) to rezone Part of Block 176, Part of District Lot 95, Part of District Lot 127, District Lot 135, Part of District Lot 118 and a small part of District Lot 183, all of Malahat Land District from Primary Forestry (F-1) to Bamberton Light Industrial 3 (I-3), Light Industrial 3A (I-3A), Business Park Industrial/Commercial 4 (I-4) and Forestry/Outdoor Recreation (F-1A) as indicated on Map 2.

The purpose of Amendment Bylaw Nos. 3511 and 3498 is to allow parts of the Bamberton Lands to be developed for light industrial and business park use. At the public hearing, all persons who deem their interests affected by the proposed amendments will be afforded an opportunity to be heard or to present written submissions on matters contained therein, before representatives of the Regional Board. Prior to the public hearing, written comments on the bylaws may be faxed to 250-746-2621, e-mailed to, or mailed and/or deposited at the Regional District offices up to 4:30 p.m. on the day of hearing. For further information, please call Rob Conway, Manager, Development Services Division, Planning and Development Department at 250-746-2620. The public hearing on January 24, 2012, is to be held by Director M. Walker, Director B. Fraser and Director G. Giles as delegates of the Board. A copy of the Board resolution making the delegation is available for public inspection along with copies of the amendment bylaws as set out in this notice. A copy of the proposed amendment bylaws and relevant support material may be examined at the Regional District Planning and Development Department office, 175 Ingram Street, Duncan, BC, from Monday, January 16, 2012, to Tuesday, January 24, 2012, between the hours of 8:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., Monday through Friday. Phone: (250) 746-2500 Fax: (250) 746-2513 Email: Website:

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owichan Lake Road was closed between Menzies Road and Jordans Lane for about three hours Thursday night after a single-vehicle rollover at Riverbottom Road. The crash happened at about 7 p.m. Sahtlam ¿re¿ghters, with the mutual aid of the North Cowichan South End hall plus paramedics and the RCMP, attended the crash that saw a black Ford F-350 trunk upside down at the intersection of Riverbottom Road and Cowichan Lake Road. News Leader Pictorial photographer Andrew Leong, who was at the scene of the crash, said North Cowichan ¿re¿ghters extracted one occupant from the vehicle using the Jaws of Life. “The occupant was inside his vehicle, hanging



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“In addition, the agreement is subject to termination if a new labour agreement with all union locals at the company’s Canadian mills has not been rati¿ed by Jan. 31.” The Vancouver Sun reported Monday Catalyst’s shares closed at three cents on the Toronto Stock exchange. But Catalyst’s management team and board of directors said they believed proposed recapitalization offers substantial bene¿ts to their ¿rm. Those uplifts included enhanced Àexibility to respond to market downturns for paper, newsprint and pulp; improved capital structure with a $315.4-million debt reduction; and reduced cash-interest expense with up to $25.5 million less in annual cash interest expense. While the PPWC has talks scheduled, Catalyst’s Lyn Brown said Tuesday there is nothing new on the calendar with Crofton’s CEP local. CEP agents were unavailable for comment about talks at the 54-yearold mill that is North Cowichan’s biggest taxpayer. There are about 400 PPWC members at the Crofton mill, plus about 100 CEP workers.

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Ancient remains found at Mill Bay Marina site

During excavation: Work temporarily on hold for archeological assessment Krista Siefken

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ncient artifacts and human remains have been discovered at the Mill Bay Marina development. Cowichan Valley Regional District planner Rob Conway con¿rmed that the remains of four people were discovered during excavation of the site’s felled cedar tree on Jan. 5. “They were doing some work at the time, removing the stump of that tree and this is where the remains were found,” he said. The remains of two adults and one infant were found intact, but a fourth set of remains were disturbed by the machinery. Mill Bay Director Mike Walker was informed in a letter from the Malahat First Nation that a skull had been damaged during the work. Conway said a meeting with the Malahat and Cowichan bands and the developer has been scheduled

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Peter Scheiler stands near a tree stump at the Mill Bay Marina where developers have discovered the ancient remains of four people. to discuss cultural sensitivities and what to do with remains and other ¿ndings on the site. Calls to the Malahat band were not returned by press time. The property’s developers, Conway said, had partnered with an archeologist since work began on the site as part of their alteration permit granted by the province. This is standard procedure in areas where artifacts are likely to be found.

Once the human remains were discovered, though, a full-scale archeological dig was commissioned and paid for by the developers. “They’ve been working under that permit and are in compliance with it,” Conway said. Marina project spokesman Duane Shaw has con¿rmed work on the development is on hold while the archeological dig commissioned by the developers is

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being carried out with members of the Malahat and Cowichan bands. Shaw would not speak to particulars of the ¿nd, citing the sensitivity of the situation. He said the handling of ¿ndings from the dig would be at the discretion of the First Nation bands and the archeologists. “The protocol here is that whatever they ¿nd they record it and log it,” he said. “I think it really depends on what the Natives decide — if the things they ¿nd are signi¿cant to them, they’ll determine what they want done with those things.” He said artifacts include First Nations items as well as nonNative relics from the turn of the century. Once the archeological assessment is complete and the ¿ndings dealt with in the appropriate manner, he expects work will resume on the project. The archeological dig is expected to continue for another week or two, he added. The Mill Bay Marina project, owned by Cam Pringle, Andrew Purdey and Dave Slang, includes a new wharf to replace the one destroyed by a 2010 storm, as well as a 14-home condominium development at the end of Handy Road.



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Yes, that’s snow, make sure you plan accordingly Be aware: With the white stuff comes an obligation to help your neighbour


ou can see it in the eyes of the driver next to you at the stoplight. You can see it in the posture of the woman slowly making her way along the sidewalk. You can see it whenever there’s snow in the Cow-

ichan Valley. Anxiety. Even fear.

Because it seems when the white stuff starts falling, some of us forget our simple common sense, not to mention common courtesy. Drive safely No. You should not tailgate the driver in front of you, even if that driver is and shovel going 20 kilometres under the speed your walks limit and you’re feeling fearless because you’ve got a massive truck with snow tires. Give people a break. Most of us get a little bit nervous when we’re driving in icy or snowy conditions. And we should be. It’s that much easier to crash, so take your time. Take a deep breath, and enjoy the winter wonderland around you. Yes. You should get out of bed, get the shovel out of the garage, and clear your portion of the sidewalk (or even a larger stretch of the pavement). It’s your responsibility, and if that’s not enough of a reason, consider all of the seniors in this community, many who have to walk to doctor appointments or to get their groceries, even in the snow and ice. How would you feel if one of them slipped outside your house? Remember, snow can be fun. Whether you’re out walking your dog or watching your kids build snowmen, snow makes winter special. But it also means we all have to be a little bit more aware of our surroundings and our fellow Cowichanians, so that we can all enjoy it in safety and comfort.

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The good and the bad of this week in Cowichan This we don’t

This we like In this line of work we get to a lot of accident scenes — sometimes even before paramedics and other emergency personnel arrive. In these instances it is always gratifying to see the passersby that have stopped to offer their assistance to those in need. Don’t let the bad headlines fool you: Good Samaritans can be found in abundance in this community.

Passersby offered help to this injured woman before the arrival of paramedics.

Five long years of concerns and complaints, and still no action on the Dominion. Maybe it’s time to declare the Cowichan Bay vessel a monument to the ineffectiveness of Ottawa bureaucracy. If it stays any longer it could be declared historically significant and qualify for heritage restoration money. That is if it doesn’t become an artificial reef first.

Northern Gateway pipeline is not going to happen Tom Fletcher Black Press


fter following the opening phase of the National Energy Board’s hearings on the Northern Gateway oil pipeline proposal, I have a prediction. B.C. will never see this pipeline. And that’s probably the best outcome. The ¿rst reason is the nearly unanimous opposition of informed Kitimat-area residents, led by Haisla Nation Chief Councillor Ellis Ross and skilled local volunteers who described the marine environment of the Kitimat estuary. The Haisla, Haida, Gitga’at and other members of the Coastal First Nations group put their marker down on managed logging and eco-tourism years before this pipeline debate heated up. California do-gooders may have coined the term “Great Bear Rainforest,” but make no mistake, these tribes run the place. Moving inland, the Northern Gateway pipeline

route is a tangle of dozens of asserted traditional territories, some in the century-old Treaty 8 zone and others with no legal settlement. Our courts will require at least another generation of millionaire lawyers to untangle the territorial claims involved, no matter what the B.C., Canadian or Chinese governments may wish. The Haisla have embraced lique¿ed natural gas ships, plants and pipelines, which may be all the industrial development the region can handle. Condensate can continue to be shipped into Kitimat by tankers and sent by railcar to Alberta to dilute bitumen. Which brings me to the alternatives to Northern Gateway. CP Rail just announced a major investment in its U.S. main line south of Saskatchewan, to transport crude oil from the Bakken Formation, an emerging source of shale oil and gas under Saskatchewan, Alberta and North Dakota. CP shipments out of North Dakota went from 500 carloads in 2009 to more than 13,000 carloads in 2011. The new target is 70,000. B.C.’s likeliest alternative for oilsands crude is


the existing Trans Mountain pipeline, which has been pumping Alberta oil and re¿ned products to the West Coast at Burrard Inlet for nearly 60 years. Port Moody’s Ioco re¿nery is gone, but Chevron’s Burnaby plant remains, and some crude goes out by tanker or pipeline to re¿neries south of B.C. The current owner of Trans Mountain, Kinder Morgan Canada, is naturally watching the Enbridge battle closely. A Kinder Morgan representative provided the following information about tanker traf¿c from their Westridge Marine Terminal in Burnaby. In 2011 there were 32 tankers loaded at Westridge, down from 69 in 2010. Demand varies widely (there were no tankers in 2000) and current traf¿c is similar to what went out of Burrard Inlet in the 1970s. Contrary to popular belief, there is not yet a major surge to Asia. For every 10 ships that load at Westridge, on average eight sail to California, one to U.S. Gulf Coast re¿neries, and only one to Asia.

Current Port Metro Vancouver rules allow Aframax-class tankers (80,000 to 119,000 dead weight tons) to pass under the Lions Gate and Second Narrows bridges, but they can’t take on a full load. That would require dredging in Second Narrows, which would increase general shipping safety as well as capacity. Kinder Morgan has not yet formally applied to twin the Trans Mountain line. If it does expand its priceless right of way, the capacity would be greater than the Enbridge proposal. One way or another, that oil will move. The professional environmentalist gong show about Enbridge is still to come. More on that next week. Tom Fletcher is the legislative reporter for Black Press. Reach him at tÀ

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Cow Bay estuary centre comes with many questions but few answers

Break the silence, the bereaved families deserve that much

Dear editor Thank you for publishing the story of Tyeshia Jones and to reporter Krista Siefken for her portrayal of Tyeshia, her mother Mary Jim, her family and friends, their stories, and the tragic circumstances surrounding her death. It was a grim reminder of the shocking murder in the Cowichan Valley, which has brought unspeakable grief and hurt to Tyeshia’s mother and family. This brutal unsolved murder has cast a deep shadow in our community and we need to be reminded that a killer or killers have yet to be brought to justice. We need to continue to feel outrage at the violation and murder of a young, loving woman, who was taken from her family so abruptly and in such a horrible fashion. The community has been left with a stain, a blood-stain. And at the same time remembering the murder of Karrie Ann Stone, also unsolved. It is hoped the silence will be broken and the person or persons responsible will be caught and brought to trial. Those bereaved families deserve that much. Morag M. Gilchrist

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lease consider the following concerns regarding the Cowichan Bay Nature Interpretive Centre being located at Hecate Park: Why are the resources of the Cowichan Valley Regional District parks, planning and engineering departments being used for this Cowichan Land Trust project? Will any of the grant money be given to the submitted CVRD to pay for these costs? Wolfgand Lehwald sent this photo to accompany his letter below about why he feels BC Hydro should start putting A CVRD plan shows a wrap-around deck which wires underground. extends over the grassy area of Hecate Park. It could cover some of the area where the wheel chair Duncan darn things. There are other opportunities for picnic table and access are currently situated. customer service, to improve things, and to Will the buses and visitors to the centre park in Trailers and motor homes need make us happy. the boat launch park? It was more than 100 years ago when electric better Äre safety standards Dog owners need respect other Does anyone realize how dangerous it will be for power became available and the hydro poles Dear editor students and visitors to cross the parking area while users of the beach went up, and are still there. Use the approxiRe: Autopsy determines teen killed in ¿fthvehicles pulling boat trailers are entering or leaving Dear editor mately $1 billion the smart meters cost for wheel ¿re. the park onto Cowichan Bay Road? We wish dog owners would clean up after placing our lovely overhead wires underIf trailers, motorhomes and school portables The CVRD plan shows a water line connectheir dogs on Maple Bay beach. Our high ground. That would be smart, not smart meters. were not made from, and furnished with, such tion. Presumably, sewer, hydro and telephone etc. school rowers have to contend with dog messes It’s an outrage when in 2012 a single tree or highly Àammable and toxic materials, the will also be required. The “a nominal rent tenure as they launch and return their boats in bare branch cuts the power to dozens or hundreds chances of survival when a ¿re occurs would renewable agreement for seven years” which feet. Perhaps the dog owners wrongly believe of people for hours or days. Not to mention be vastly greater. Lives are being lost on almost the CVRD granted the land trust gives cause for no one uses the beach in the winter and the tide the improved aesthetics for us, and tourists, of a daily basis because standards are so poor. concern. Whatever happened to this site being will take care of the mess. Dogs are allowed to which I have seen taking pictures of the mess Jill Spencer temporary? be off lead on Maple Bay beach from Oct. 1 to in the sky. Osoyoos The CVRD map also shows a two-level viewing June 15 but the law requires owners to pick up The attached pictures shows a village in Holplatform with a telescope on top. What possible their dog’s excrement and dispose of it on their land and how a Canadian place would look. own property. Twitter is here to stay, so you better advantage could there be to that except that it Wolfgang Lehwald might be fun? Why ask the Rotary for more funds Justin Fryer, Junior Girls coach, Mill Bay get used to it for this when there should be enough in the budget Maple Bay Rowing Club Dear editor already? Re: Pat Hrushowy’s column on Facebook Is there, in fact, a budget? If so what is it? Slow down, you might save a life Cancel smart meters and invest in Dear editor and Twitter. Kai Reitzel of the Cowichan Land Trust Social media builds daily, you’ll have a con- explained to the News Leader Pictorial: It’s proHaving lived at Shawnigan Lake for more the underground economy siderable wait for its demise. If the column was vincial and federal taxpayers’ turn to fund Hecate than 30 years, I have direct experience in Dear editor designed as a troll to spark reactions, it’s work- Park’s eco-observation and education centre.” many different modes of moving around our Much has been said about the smart meters, Why should we be asked to do that? roadways. I ¿nd the posted speed limit in some ing. I use social media including Facebook, and I agree with the people and municipaliTwitter, Flicker, YouTube, Google+ and more Is it true the $300,000 grant received must be Shawnigan Lake areas to be a little less than I ties that don’t want them. A suggestion for BC spent before March 31, or it is forfeited? would like, however, in most, the posted 50 km as ef¿cient economical communications and Hydro: cancel the purchase order for those marketing channels, pretty much every day. Jane Kilthei is quoted in Friday’s Citizen that p hour is appropriate. The biggest problem I per ¿nd is there are a few drivers who feel the need They bring me news, entertainment, and busi- “The indoor-outdoor centre will use maps and ness clients. Learn with a guide, then decide! specially designed signs to lead visitors through to t drive at much higher speeds on these roads. Mark McLaughlin Hecate Park and along the waterfront.” Hecate I the past there have been situations that reIn Park is a place where residents and visitors can s sulted in serious injuries to many people on our Victoria enjoy a family picnic, walk their dogs and sit down r roads. Whether it is someone walking, riding, “Do you believe the government censors news?” to enjoy an uninterrupted view of the estuary. Why o driving slower than you might like please re- More letters online or You answered: (53 votes) is the CLT being allowed to turn our small, quiet member m that we all have someone who will be 69 per cent YES community park, into a three-ring circus? a affected should something out of the ordinary Also, read fresh stories every day and share The boat launch originated with the Cowichan happen h to anyone of us. Please slow down. The your thoughts immediately through the comTo vote on the next Question of the Week, log onto the Fish and Game Association. Somehow they let the l life you save may be your own. ments function. web poll at CVRD get involved and now it is a pretty place RRick Spencer at with very little room for boats to be launched and SShawnigan Lake little room to park the trucks and trailers. 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he folks at the Cowichan Valley Arts Council have taken an artistic approach to the notion that if you give a man a ¿sh he’ll eat for a day, but if you teach a man to ¿sh he’ll eat for life. “Traditionally the arts council had given scholarships to Grade 12 students who showed talent and commitment to a career in the arts,” explained CVAC president Judy Brayden. But a new path was forged after arts funding dwindled. “The new Youth Outreach Program does not simply recognize the graduate with what had to become a smaller and smaller monetary donation to their post-secondary costs, but instead offers Grade 11 and 12 students an opportunity to work alongside professionals in their portfolio-developing years, learning important skills, having a chance to be mentored by professionals in their medium and work together with their peers, and under the direction of professionals, to prepare for a visual arts show,” Brayden said. Selected Grade 11 and 12 students — nominated by their schools — are given money for portfolio development, framing, and material purchases during their secondary years. Meanwhile, they volunteer time at CVAC’s gallery, PORTALS, for seven hours a term, are given student memberships in the arts council, and submit a piece of work for the Cowichan Valley Fine Arts Show, held each spring at the Quw’utsun’

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Cowichan challenged to live life without genetically modiÄed food Ann Andersen

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ho knew 70 per cent of the food in our supermarkets and most birdseed and livestock feeds contain at least traces of genetically modi¿ed organisms? How can you tell if you’re buying a genetically modi¿ed product? And if you make a conscious effort to avoid GMOs, doesn’t that mean

you’ll be paying more for organic or local products? Cowichan Green Community believes it has the answers to these questions and others residents may have. And the organization is offering a challenge to everyone to go without consuming or using genetically modi¿ed products for a month. The valley’s ¿rst GMO-free challenge aims at providing residents with information to help individuals and families steer clear of GMOs,


says CGC’s executive director Judy Stafford. “Each week participants will be provided with tips and ideas for improving their knowledge on where GMOs are found and ways that they can go about avoiding them,” adds the group’s Debra Cebula. For example, try not to buy processed foods and avoid eating things with more than 20 items listed on the label, she suggests. As well, CGC knows that individuals and families on a budget


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may ¿nd this selective purchasing a challenge. “People might choose to advocate for better product labelling. They can do this through supporting the passage of bill C-257, which has gone through ¿rst reading in the House of Commons,” Cebula says. The challenge runs from Jan. 18 to Feb. 16 and culminates with a oneday conference at Cowichan Station. You can register for the challenge through or call 250-748-8506.


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Ugly duckling medal awarded


y the way, did you hear: • Amber Bartlett, a student at Island Oak High School was chosen to create a painting for Jeneece Place, a home-away-from-home for children and their families who have to travel to Victoria for care at Victoria General Hospital, the Queen Alexandra Centre or for specialist appointments and lab tests. At a Jan. 21 and 22 open house about 30 pieces of art created by high school students will be on display. • Robyn Radcliffe of Paci¿c Northwest Raptors is happy to share news of the infant winners of the bird centre’s ugly duckling award. Two infant barn owls hatched just prior to Christmas — odd because they typically do not breed in the dead of winter. At birth they resemble awkward naked dinosaurs. As they grow, they morph into much more attractive (yet still somewhat unsightly) fuzzy balls, and then ¿nally undergo a radical transformation into the exquisite adult barn owls we all recognize. Check the News Leader Pictorial’s Facebook page for video. • Andy Daniel, a 16-year staffer in North Cowichan’s engineering department — who also managed North Cow’s climate-change program — is leaving for greener pastures as the Alberni-Clayoquot Regional District’s

manager of environmental services. “It’s more dough, and more action and adventure,” said Daniel whose last day was Jan. 12. His replacement was pending. • Cowichan Valley Arts Council under president Judy Brayden is gearing for its annual multi-media extravaganza called the Cowichan Valley Fine Arts Show. CVAC’s Morgan Saddington is organizing the spring show’s auctions, plus two buildings crammed with creations by valley artists, happening April 25 to 29 in Duncan’s Quw’utsun’ Cultural Centre. Call 250-746-1633. • The Cowichan Valley Branch of the Recovery Association is thanking the South Cowichan Rotary for paying for speech therapy for the group members, CBI Health, for physio assessment for four members and the Duncan Lions and the Wells Fund for the contribution to exercise equipment and Page Porter for making up copies of the GRASP binders. Member Barb Leggett-Carr has agreed to sit on the Mayor’s Advisory Committee on Disability Issues. Exciting things happening for you, your friends or your family that you want to share with your community? Send us a quick email at editor@ We’d love to spread the word.

Valley people Name: Katie Hui Occupation: food and beverage manager Age: 26 Hometown: Duncan If you get a chance go see: Hangover 2 Right now I am reading: People magazine I’m listening to: Adele At least once everyone should: golf at Duncan Meadows Most people don’t know I: I was a five-pin provincial bowling champion Proudest or happiest moment: getting married last year Biggest fear: snakes If I was appointed queen of the valley I would: fill the food bank to make sure no one ever goes hungry Before I die: swim with dolphins Words I live by: Live, love, laugh Andrew Leong

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Wonka a candy-coated treat despite some sticky Ängers Review: Demanding Review: musical entertains Peter W. Rusland

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owichan secondary’s wonky Willy Wonka rightly entertained dozens of folks during Wednesday’s Cowichan Theatre premiere. The demanding musical fantasy, set in and around Wonka’s chocolate factory, presented sticky sound glitches, and vocal-volume challenges for director Mike Moroz’s all-ages student cast. But they bravely soldiered on. Indeed, it was amazing how well the cast did

without having rehearsed stripped-down Wonka’s various songs with Devan Bailey’s live orchestra before opening night. Little wonder this Wonka played like Moroz and his crew bit off more than they could chew. Wonka should be played as a candy-coated Wizard of Oz, or Alice In Wonderland. That takes time and money. Both are in short supply under 2012 B.C. cuts to education budgets and current work-to-rule-action by unionized teachers. It showed in CSS’ Wonka. Still, the show went on, to the credit of Moroz’s cast committed to displaying author Roald Dahl’s

Andrew Leong

Cody Swain’s Charlie Bucket sings for his bed-ridden grandparents in the Cowichan Secondary School production of Wonka.

morals about optimism, sharing, ego, greed and gluttony. Kyle Ferguson’s tophatted Wonka was wonderful, with just the right measure of sly control in his mission to ¿nd an heir to his candy empire. That dandy heir was Cody Swain’s poor Charlie Bucket. His honesty, generosity and positivity shone way above self-centered attitudes by obese Augustus Gloop (Joseph Pimenta), spoiled snob Veruca Salt (Lauren James), conceited media yuppie Mike TeeVee (Liam Lindsay), and trashy teen Violet Beauregarde (Robyn Fortunate). All ¿ve won Wonka’s chocolottery to tour his factory — and display their true character to the sultan of sugar. Watching everyone, except charming Charlie, get their tragic comeuppance was sweet — with a nice hint of Sweeney Todd’s sinister Àavour. Moroz’s use of giant photos as set backdrops worked well setting the scenes. Though circumstances sold Cow High’s Wonka short, this educational experience for Cowichan’s budding thespians was a real treat. Music-play rating: 7 Mars bars out of 10.

NOTICE OF ANNUAL GENERAL MEETING ELECTORAL AREA C – COBBLE HILL PARKS AND RECREATION COMMISSION DATE: Thursday, February 2, 2012 TIME: 7:00 p.m. PLACE: Cobble Hill Hall 3550 Watson Avenue, Cobble Hill Residents and land owners of Electoral Area C – Cobble Hill are invited to attend the Annual General Meeting on the date noted above. Commission members provide advice to the CVRD on matters regarding community parks.

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Kyle Ferguson had just the right measure of sly control as the title character in Wonka.

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Metropolitan Opera prepares to Enchant you

Think a morning with the finest Baroque singers in New York would be perfectly enchanting? Then you may want to be in the Cowichan Theatre Saturday. The Enchanted Island, an original Baroque fantasy, featuring a who’s who of Baroque stars in a Metro-


politan Opera production to will be broadcast live in high-definition on the theatre’s big screen. This new libretto by Jeremy Sams combines elements of The Tempest and A Midsummer Night’s Dream. David Daniels is Prospero, Joyce DiDonato is Sycorax, Danielle de Niese

is Ariel, Luca Pisaroni is Caliban, and Plácido Domingo makes a special appearance as Neptune. Lisette Oropesa and Anthony Roth Costanzo also star. The show starts at 9:55 a.m. Tickets are $26, $24 seniors, $22 for students, $15.50 for children or eyeGo $5

Cinderella gets a West Coast heritage makeover If the slipper Äts: Ballet Victoria adds some local flavour to timeless classic Ann Andersen

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Andrea Bayne is the title character in Ballet Victoria’s presentation of Cinderella, coming to the Cowichan Theatre Friday.

magine a young actress meeting her leading actor at a movie reception, an over-the-top dressmaker designing a special shiny pointe shoe and two stepsisters in black tutus ¿ghting to keep their young sister from her dream romance. There’s all this and more in Ballet Victoria’s latest production of Cinderella that hits the Cowichan Theatre stage for a single performance this week. The classic love story that’s been adored by children of all ages for generations has been given a twist by Ballet Victoria’s artistic director Paul Destrooper. Cinderella and the Fairy Tale Ball is set in Victoria during the silent movie era. “It’s still very much Cinderella, but we’ve given it a contemporary Àair,” says Destrooper of the Perrault fairy story with music by Sergei Proko¿ev. “There’s more than a hint of the black-and-white silent movies of the1920s. “We even have an enigmatic Mr. Black and White based on Charlie Chaplin as a shadowy ¿gure who Àits in and out of the story as if by accident. “There’s Proko¿ev’s well known fantastic score, dancing and humour,” Desrocher says of the two-hour familyfriendly ballet that boasts a company of 17 dancers, including Cobble Hill’s Christie Wood (see sidebar).

For his third production of Cinderella, Destrooper also played with the plot a little. The original Prince Charming, for example, is a leading man looking for a leading lady. “It’s a traditional story, but we’ve given it a current feel and local setting,” he explains. Adding to the fun is zany character Z Snap, the dressmaker played by Geoff Malcolm, whose training includes musical theatre. “Geoff’s a great character actor,” says Destrooper. “The audience will see more than a classical ballet.” Malcolm has said he thinks Cinderella is an ideal ballet for ¿rst-time audiences. “This is a great way to bring people in because there is such a de¿ned story, so their appreciation for the art form can grow, but there is still a very clear story.”

Some wicked homegrown talent When Ballet Victoria’s latest production of Cinderella flows onto the stage at Cowichan Theatre next week, locals will catch more than a glimpse of Cowichan dancer Christie Wood (right). In this year’s production Wood dons the guise of an ugly sister, trying to thwart her pretty younger sister’s success. “It’s an extroverted role, very different from my personality,” laughs Wood, 25, a graduate of Frances Kelsey Secondary School and Victoria’s

Destrooper says he’s sure the audience will enjoy a part when Z Snap and Mr. Black and White travel round the world looking for Cinderella. “There’s a Spanish dance and a dance of the oranges, for example,” he said. Another twist is the fairy tale ball with appearances by Red Riding Hood, the Big Bad Wolf, Peter Pan, Tinker Bell, Puss ‘in Boots and others. “It’s most de¿nitely a show the whole family will love,” Destrooper said. Your ticket What: Cinderella and the Fairy Tale Ball, Ballet Victoria When: Friday, January 20, 7:30 p.m. Where: Cowichan Theatre Tickets; $20 to $40. $5 eyeGo available. Call 250-748-7529 or go to www.

Island Dance Studio. “We (the step-sisters) start in classical black tutus and gradually change to goofier hair and more colour,” she says of her soloist role. This is Wood’s fifth season with 12-year-old Ballet Victoria, and she has appeared in more than a dozen productions. “I’m looking forward to coming to Duncan. It’s always exciting to perform in my hometown,” she says. “I’ve contacted lots of friends who still live there.” Wood also plays a fall fairy who helps the fairy godmother prepare Cinderella for the Ball.

Chemainus students stepping up to showcase burgeoning dance program Lindsay Chung

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hemainus Secondary School dance teacher Sarah Lane is working hard to build the program at the school. This week, the community will have a chance to see just how much work she and her students have put into it. Chemainus Secondary School is hosting a Dance Showcase tonight and tomorrow in the school’s theatre. Students from Grades 9 to 12 will present a variety of dances, from lyrical, ballet and modern to hip hop, Michael Jackson-style dancing, true jazz and musical theatre, explained Lane. “We’ve got solos, duos, trios and group numbers,” she said. “There’s just a huge variety of dances I’ve choreographed and the kids have


been choreographing. (People) can expect a powerful, professional-quality show with a huge variety of dance styles.” There will also be performances by dancers from the Kirkwood Academy of Performing Arts in Nanaimo during the Dance Showcase. Lane said her students are very excited to get on stage and show everyone the dances they’ve been working on all year. “They’re totally jazzed to show their stuff,” she said. “They’ve worked so hard since September. We dance every day, so it’s an awesome opportunity for the kids. It’s almost like a dance school feel because they get to dance every day, and we have great continuity. They’re really excited, and they’ve worked really hard.” Dance students at Chemainus Secondary School have been practising since September, and they’ve had a lot of training, including a session

University of Windsor and the Canadian College of Performing Arts. “I feel like I bring a really strong background of professional performance to the performing arts program at Chemainus Secondary School, so it’s been really exciting to be here this past year,” she said. “We hope to really be building (the program) every year to create a truly high-calibre performing arts program at Chemainus where it will be a Andrew Leong Ballet Victoria Artistic Director Paul Destrooper conducts a real feature of the school that will draw talented dance workshop at Chemainus secondary school in October. kids to the area.’’ with Ballet Victoria. “This (showcase) is just sort of the culmination of lots of great stuff going on,” said Lane. Lane, who also teaches drama at Chemainus Secondary School, has been dancing since she was three years old, and she has studied at the

Your ticket What: Chemainus Secondary School Dance Showcase Where: Chemainus Secondary School When: Jan. 18 and 19, 7 p.m. Tickets: $5 at the door.


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Your Cowichan Valley events calendar Chelsea Nisbett: pop, R&B and rock with a message from the east coast, 8 p.m., Duncan Garage Showroom, 330 Duncan Street. Tickets are $12 advance, $15 door. Call 250-748-7246. Healthy Children, Healthy Futures: a weekly parenting drop-in session offering information, discussion, childminding, rides, and lunch provided, 11 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. at the Hiiyeâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;yu Lelum House of Friendship. Call 250-748-2242 for information

Thursday Revelation of the Pyramids: Eye Opener Educational Films presents a documentary ďŹ lm that makes apparent what has been hidden in the Egyptian pyramids, 7 p.m., Duncan United Church. Everyone is welcome, at this screening: admission, as always, is free or by donation. Want to practice Spanish? El Circulo Espanol meets every

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workshop starting at 9 a.m. For more information contact Judy Stafford, chair of the Cowichan Environment Commission Agricultural Committee at 250-748-8506.

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Guest pianist Sara Buechner performs Piano Concerto No. 2 (2007) by Wim Zwaag with the Victoria Symphony Orchestra on Sunday, Jan. 15 at the Cowichan Theatre. Thursday night at 7 p.m. to speak and learn together. We are a multilevel group and welcome all levels of Spanish. Itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s free. Call 250-743-9715, 250-743-5974, or Barbara or 250-597-4225. Grow More Food: David Cohlmeyer speaks on what you can do to increase your capacity to grow food year round in a free day-long

Co-dependents Anonymous: a 12-step meeting program for men and women who desire healthy relationships. Mondays and Thursdays at 7 p.m. Monday at Duncan Mental Health Building 3088 Gibbins Road, Thursdays at the Alano Club 107 Evans Street. Call Barb 250748-5965 for more information. The Devan Bailey Quartet: Thursday night jazz, 6 to 9 p.m. at the Bay Pub in Cowichan Bay.

Friday Lazy Mike & the Rockinâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; Recliner: harp-driven rockinâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; blues originals and covers from Chicago to the West Coast and all points in between, 9 p.m., Crofton Hotel, 1534 Joan Avenue, Crofton. Tickets $10, or three for $25. Call 250-324-2245. Adult Children of Alcoholics and Dysfunctional Families: A 12-step program for those whose childhood is still caus-

ing them problems, 7 p.m. at the Alano Club, 107 Evans Street. Call 250-748-5993. Harvest: In this fast-paced, comedic mystery, a retiring and sentimental couple rents out their family home. Growing suspicions lead to a discovery that unravels their world and takes them on an unexpected, life-after-retirement adventure. Opens Jan. 20 for a four-week run at the Chemainus Theatre Festival. Call 250-246-9820 for prices and showtimes. Old Time Quartet: headlines a dance at the Valley Seniors Centre, 198 Government St., Duncan. Cost is $8 per person including a light lunch at 9 p.m. The dance starts at 7:30 p.m., doors open at 7 p.m. Call 250-746-4433 for more. Colours of Sun: a young band from Victoria promising an acoustic evening extraordinaire, 8 p.m., Duncan Garage Showroom, 330 Duncan Street. Tickets are $12 advance, $15 door. Call 250-748-7246.

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The choir had to deal with someone beaking off during the song â&#x20AC;&#x2DC;Till There Was You by Meredith Willson at The Duncan Choral Society presentation of Songs for a Winter Evening at Duncanâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Christian Reformed Church, Saturday, Jan. 14. a whoâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s who of Baroque stars in a Metropolitan Opera production to be broadcast live in high-deďŹ nition, 9:55 a.m., at the Cowichan Theatre. Tickets $26, $24 seniors, $22 for students, $15.50 for children or eyeGo $5

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Singers celebrate 20 years of singing featuring favourite medleys, music from the â&#x20AC;&#x2DC;60s and more in a delightful afternoon concert, 2 p.m., Duncan United Church. Information: 250-701-0595 or 250-746-4492. New members welcome. Youth Dress Rehearsal: if you are under 16 and perform or




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Hexuberance: The Chemainus Classical Concerts series presents Hexaphone â&#x20AC;&#x201D; six unaccompanied singers promising to excite and enthrall with everything from medieval and baroque to jazz and folk. Tickets $15 in advance, $20 at the door. Call 250-748-8383


Midnight in Paris: Reel Alternatives presents a romantic comedy business and romance in Paris â&#x20AC;&#x201D; can life be better? Woody Allenâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s ďŹ lm is presented as a fundraiser for Cowichan Valley Hospice, 7 p.m., Cowichan Theatre. Tickets $12, $50 for all ďŹ ve shows. Call 250-748-7529. Sherman Downey and the Silver Linings: a young band from Halifax just returning from Australia on their way back home, 8 p.m., Duncan Garage Showroom, 330 Duncan Street. Tickets are $12 advance, $15 door. Call 250-748-7246.


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Holding Your Own in a Relationship: drop-in educational workshops for women experiencing relationship threats, conďŹ&#x201A;ict, abuse and/ or violence, Tuesday mornings at 9:30 a.m. There is no cost. Contact the Cowichan Women Against Violence Society 250748-7000. This weekâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s session is What Is Abuse?

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MAYNE, Wendy Lee July 1, 1955 â&#x20AC;&#x201C; January 9, 2012. Wendy Mayne, beloved mother to Jodi and Ryan Mayne, and cherished friend to many, passed away this Monday January 9th. It is with great sadness that her family announces her sudden passing. Wendy had been courageously battling illness for many years and was an inspiration to all who knew her warmth and strength. Wendy will be forever treasured by her friends and family and is survived by her children: Jodi and Ryan Mayne, her mother: Victoria Radford, her brother: Craig Radford, and her sister: Dale Javorsky. Wendy was remarkably strong and full of life. Even through her struggles with cancer she never lost her positivity and love for the life she had been given. She loved nature, plants and walking in the woods of the Cowichan Valley where she lived, and she took great pleasure in gardening and caring for animals. Wendy will forever be remembered as being unwaveringly kind and compassionate and we will profoundly miss her. We will be holding a Celebration of her life at her home at 1097 Nagle St in Duncan on Sunday, Jan 29th 2012, open house from 1pm â&#x20AC;&#x201C; 4pm.



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PATTERSON, Barry Stewart Oct. 16, 1933- Jan. 4th, 2012 Barry passed away suddenly but peacefully. He was greatly loved and will be deeply missed. Predeceased by his father William (Pat) Patterson and brother Tom Patterson. Survived by his loving family, wife Joyce, mother Florence, sister Marg (Alan) Offenberger, sister-in-law Betty Patterson, children Colleen (David) Giddings, Patrick Patterson, Beverley (Tony) Dubois, loving grandchildren, nieces, nephews and extended family . His working life was with BC Packers and retirement years spent in Duncan, BC. A celebration of Life was held in his home as per his wishes. In lieu of ďŹ&#x201A;owers donations made to the Alzheimerâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Society or The Heart and Stroke Foundation would be greatly appreciated. FIRST MEMORIAL FUNERAL SERVICES


Clarence Pickering, 77, of Duncan, BC passed away peacefully on January 10, 2012. He was born in Drumheller, Alberta on November 24, 1934. Clarence was predeceased by his wife Sylvia on February 15, 1996. He is survived by three children: Jerry (and Barb) of Nanaimo, B.C; Ginny (and Ralph Tromp) of Lake Cowichan, B.C.; and Shane (and Fran) of Duncan. He is also survived by seven grandchildren and two greatgrandchildren. Clarence is also survived by his sister June (and Frank Trentham) of Drumheller and many nieces and nephews. A memorial service was held at Cedar Memorial Gardens, Cedar, BC on Saturday January 14, 2012 at 3:30 pm. Condolences may be shared online at

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CALL FOR ENTRIES 10TH ANNUAL Kitty Coleman Woodland Art & Bloom Festival. Fine Art and Quality Crafts Juried Show. Presented in a spectacular outdoor setting May 19,20, 21 Applications for Artisans are available at or phone 250-338-6901

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COWICHAN SECONDARY DRY GRAD COMMITTEE asks for your bottle/can recycling donations. Please recycle at Cowichan Valley Bottle Depot on Norcross Rd under the name Cowichan Senior Secondary Dry Grad 2012. Thank you in advance for your donations!!!

ROLLS, Doug Predeceased by his parents, missed by his sister Judith. Leaving behind his loving wife of 47 years, children Melissa, Malinda (Jim), Miranda (James). Grandchildren Ashley-Rose, Katie-Rose, step children (David, deceased), Steven (Penelope), Brenda (Richard), grandchildren Julien & Justin. No funeral by request. A Celebration of Life will take place at Somenos Hall, 3248 Cowichan Valley Hwy, January 21, 1:00pm to 3:00pm. No ďŹ&#x201A;owers or perfume due to allergies. Phone 250-748-0813 or 250-210-1746 for information.

LOST AND FOUND FOUND - a modern Chevy truck hub cover on Somenos Rd. Please call 1 (250)7480539 FOUND IN A WORK GLOVE, at Rona, Cobble Hill, a ring. Please call to identify (250)597-0496

TAYLOR, Kevin MacCauley March 5, 1960 â&#x20AC;&#x201C; November 8, 2011

FOUND, Ladies (prescription?) sunglasses in a black zippered Guess case. Can be claimed at the News Leader Pictorial ofďŹ ce next to BuckerďŹ elds.

The family of the late Kevin Taylor wishes to announce that a celebration of Kevinâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s life will be held on Saturday, January 21, 2012 at 1:00 p.m. Celebration will be at the Duncan Volunteer Fire Department, 468 Duncan Street, Duncan, B.C. Please bring happy stories and memories. Condolences may be shared online at:

PIRIE, Alexander Mar. 7, 1937-Jan. 9, 2012 With family at his side, Alex left this world early January 9. He is predeceased by both his parents, and his sister and his best friend Zak. He is survived by his three children, Scott, Jayne and Allison, and apple of his eye; granddaughter Maddie. His is also survived by his former wife Audrey, Brother Ian (Fran) Niece Christine (Greg) and their children Mackenzie and Owen. As a young man he served with the British Forces as a Paratrooper, and jumped during the Suez crisis in 1956 Alex immigrated to Canada from Aberdeen Scotland in 1958. He started work in the pulp and paper industry at Ocean Falls and led a very active life there. He left Ocean Falls, with family in tow, for employment at Crofton Pulp Mill, in late 1967. He worked on the paper machines until his retirement in 1998. Alex loved the outdoors and was an avid ďŹ sherman to say the least. Most of his spare time was spent drift ďŹ shing the Cowichan river, mooching for salmon in Samsun Narrows and then later in Port Renfrew and Salmon Beach. He enjoyed many hunting trips with family and friends, and loved to camp. He was a teller of tales and there was always a joke to be told. Frequent trips in Mexico aboard the Escondido were a source of great fun, as was the boat trip in Alaska. Alex was a longtime member of Temple Lodge and a member of the Cowichan Valley Shrine Club. We would like to thank Cerwydden Care, Cowichan Valley Hospice and private caregiver Sheila Jones, for their compassionate care of Alex, Family would like all friends to join them in a Celebration of Life for Alex which will be held on January 28, 2012, 2pm at Duncan United Church. There will be refreshments, laughter and shared memories to follow, and Yes there will be Salmon! Online condolences may be offered at

A.O.T.S. annual BURNS DINNER & entertainment, Friday January 20, 6pm, 246 Ingram St. Duncan United Church. $20 each. Tickets available at church ofďŹ ce. Call 250746-6043 Mon-Fri, 9-12 noon.



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SKEET, Lionel It is with great sadness we announce the passing of Lionel Skeet on January 6,2012 at Cowichan District Hospital, Duncan, B.C. Lionel was born in Essex County, England on April 17,1922. The family came to Delia, Alberta to homestead in 1926. Lionel served with the Canadian Army in the Second World War. It was while he was stationed in Duncan he met his wife of ďŹ ftyseven years, June Evans. Lionel worked for many years at the old Cowichan Creamery as a mechanic. He could ďŹ x anything from a water pump to a tractor. In his later working years he was with the B.C. Forestry, Reforestation Division. He was predeceased by his Grandson David Skeet in 2001 and his wife June in 2003 Lionel was very active in 4-H work, St John's Anglican Church, the Rebekah and Oddfellows Lodge and was a Director for many years with the Cowichan Exhibition. Lionel lived most of his life at his OakRidge Farm in Somenos. He was most happiest puttering around there, tending to his cattle and working in his garden. He will be sadly missed by his son Richard and Darcey and daughter Bev and Doug. Grandchildren Kristina, Jessica, Cameron, John, Bonnie and Heather. Great grandchildren Noel, Kayla, Kiersten and Rinaldo. His six brothers and two sisters and many nephews and nieces. A memorial tea will be held later in the Spring. The family would like to thank Dr. Gilberg and a special thank you to Reta and Otto for all their care and love. FIRST MEMORIAL FUNERAL SERVICES

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FOUND - left at the News Leader Pictorial before Christmas, Ladies glasses, (maybe reading or prescription?), silver colour arms. Call 250-7464451 ext 222 or drop in to the News Leader Pictorial office, #2-5380 TCH, Duncan,BC

The News Leader Pictorial office is holding several sets of “found” keys”, since March 2003. Stop into the office and see if any belong to you. #2-5380 Trans Canada Hwy, Duncan, next to Buckerfields

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FOUND ON HIGHWAY beginning of Jan. Ladies prescription glasses, “Gant” mauve coloured modern frame. Can be claimed at the News Leader Pictorial office, #2-5380 Trans Canada Highway, Duncan, BC V9L 6W4

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CHEMAINUS LAKEFRONT couple volunteering in Saskatchewan needs short term renters for there lake front duplex home on Fuller Lake, Chemainus. Avail now until Sept 2012 possibly longer. 5 bdrms, 1.5 bath, lrg kitchen/dining rm, wood stove/electric heat, lrg storage rm, big lake front deck. Clean & quiet. Refs req’d. $1300+ utils. Call Cathy/Frank (250)246-3035.


Missing on Riverbottom Rd Large Gold & White Golden Lab/Boxer Cross His left rear leg is injured Has a blue collar w/red heart tag Answers to “Garth” and is very missed by his owner. Reward for info leading to his return. Please call Keith with any info (250)748-7485

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Seeking a proven leader to fill the position of shift supervisor. Applicant must have strong customer service and people skills. Must be able to direct staff of all ages while maintaining a fun and enjoyable working environment. Experience and flexible schedule an asset. Please apply in person at DQ Duncan, 328 Trans Canada Hwy. No phone calls please.

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IMMEDIATE POSITION available for FT person to manage C Store, applicant must have good customer skills, be able to deal with staff, scheduling, ordering & inventory. Please reply to McBrides Service Station, 9616 Chemainus Rd. No phone calls please.

THE LEMARE GROUP is seeking Forestry Engineers to assist in road and cutback design. For those that display the qualities we desire we will provide remuneration that is above industry standard. Send resumes to the Planning Manager at (250)956-4888 or email TELEPHONE SALES persons required immediately for a local charity event in Duncan. Temporary P/T evenings, 5-9, for 3-4 weeks. Must be outgoing & hardworking. $10/hr + incentives. Please call 250-7151742 & leave name & phone number.

Production Workers Pacific Energy a leading manufacturer of quality wood and gas stoves, has immediate openings for production metal workers Competitive wage rates, a comprehensive benefits program fully paid by the company are all reasons to consider a career at Pacific Energy. Please deliver your resume in person to 2975 Allenby Rd., Duncan to the attention of Chuck Richardson or come in and fill out an application form. HEALTHIEST BABIES POSSIBLE

PROGRAM CO-ORDINATOR Coordinate pregnancy outreach program serving highrisk pregnant and early postpartum women Responsibilities : • Supervise staff and volunteers. • Assist in financial planning, budget development and fundraising. • Familiarity and liaison with community professionals and services • Maintain data, submit reports Qualifications: • Registered Dietitian or Nurse with current practicing membership in appropriate College • 2 yrs. experience in management position in community or perinatal health • Experience in addictions & counseling • Knowledge of pregnancy, breastfeeding • Knowledge of local Aboriginal culture Hours: 20/wk. Deadline: Jan. 25, 12 by 4pm Submit resume, cover letter and references to: Hiiye’yu Lelum, Box 1015, Duncan BC V9L 3Y2, or drop off at #1065462 TCH (Sun Valley Mall). P/T AFTER SCHOOL care position available immediately. Must have experience with school age children. Competitive wage with room for advancement. Call (250)7012906

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WIDOWED 63 year old retired physically fit man seeking a lady the same age, for friendship & commitment. I love camping, walking, fishing, and dogs. Reply to File A 961, c/o the News Leader Pictorial, #2-5380 Trans Canada Highway, Duncan, BC V9L 6W4

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P/T Evening receptionist-4 evenings and Friday dayshift (20+ hours). This position has the capability of expanding into more hours and duties. This is a hands-on, multi-tasking position in a busy physiotherapy office. Required skillstyping, managing phones, handling cash and competency with computers a must. Medical office experience and asset. Applicants must be able to work independently, yet able to be a team player. Flexibility to cover dayshift and holidays an asset. Reply to File “A 963”, c/o the News Leader Pictorial, #2-5380 Trans Canada Highway, Duncan, BC V9L 6W4

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5 CORDS of Mill ends, $295 delivered. Or you pick up, $50 pickup load. Call us at (250)416-0069. FIR and CEDAR firewood for sale, $175 cord. Phone 250749-4180


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TEACHERS THE LEMARE GROUP is seeking a Machinist. Fulltime union wages. Please send resumes by fax to (250)956-4888 or by email to

V.I.T.A.L. Society is accepting applications for Home Share Providers for two individuals with different needs. Interested applicants will be willing to share their home, families and lives while providing support to people with developmental disabilities and mental health diagnosis. Our first young man would require someone who loves the outdoors and specifically fishing. Our second young man is semiindependent and very active in his community and would like to live with a young energetic couple or single male. If you are interested in exploring this further please call Janet Auger, Home Sharing Coordinator @ 250-748-5899

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TRADES, TECHNICAL PIPE LAYERS REQUIRED at Locar Industries. Minimum 5 years experience. Fax resume to 250-751-3314

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CHEMAINUS 2-BDRM, 1.5 baths, townhouse style. 4 appliances, quiet location, near all amenities. $700. Ref’s. Avail immed. (250)416-1457. CHEMAINUS: 55+ Senior building, main floor, 1 bdrm. N/P N/S. $515.00/mo. Avail. now. (250)246-4221 CLEAN, SPACIOUS, 2-bdrm, top floor, 5 appls, laminate floors, 2525 Dingwall St., $750 mo, call 1-(250)474-0545. CLEAN, SPACIOUS, reno’d 1-bdrm, top floor, W/D, 2525 Dingwall St., $625 mo, call 1-(250)474-0545. CLOSE TO Cowichan Bay: Spacious 1 bdrm oceanfront apt. Vaulted ceilings, large deck, 6 appls. NS/NP, $800. (250)715-1789,(250)732-3304. CROFTON, BRIGHT, 1 bdrm, ground level, quiet bldg, W/D in suite, patio, $650/mo + utils. Avail now. Call (250) 416-0053 after 6pm. CROFTON- BRIGHT 2 bdrm, insuite lndry, parking. (Immed) $780 + utils. 250-210-0756. DUNCAN: 1 & 2-bdrm, 5 appls, close to School, Hospital and bus route. $650-$800 utils. Lv msg: 250-597-4018. Duncan: 1 bdrm suites Close to Beverly Corners, 4 blk to University, on bus route. Updated; new flooring, new paint & some new fixtures. $550-$625. Heat/hot water incld’d. NS/NP, refs.

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2 bedroom condo - downtown Duncan. Newly updated with 5 appliances and underground parking. $1000/month plus utilities - N/S N/P. 1-250-7070172 leave message.

MOBILE HOMES & PARKS OLDER 3 Bdrm trailer in 55+ park, Gibbins Rd. Fixer upper. Pet ok. Call 250-709-4444


DUNCAN: 2524 Lewis St. 2 bdrm condo, second floor, corner unit, 5 appls, new laminate floors. N/S. Avail. immediately. $875./mo, lease. Call (250)477-8046,(250)883-3204. DUNCAN: 2 bdrm condo, near VIU, lrg master with walking closet, insuite laundry with storage, F/S, D/W. NS/NP. $875+ utils. Available immed.. Call 250-710-0881. DUNCAN: 55+ condo, clean, bright, 2 bdrm, 5 appl’s, gas F/P, storage, secure level entry, walk to shopping, small pet ok. $825. Call (250)746-5669. DUNCANAvailable now! Clean 1 bdrm+ den, in suite W/D, F/S, D/W. NS/NP. Suits responsible tenant(s). References required. $725. Call (250)746-7389. DUNCAN in town, avail Feb 1st., quiet 2 bdrm apt. 6 appliances, $900-$950. 250-2466626 or 250-746-4016

2-BDRM WATERFRONT apt., Cow. Bay / Cherry Point area. Quiet, cat ok. $800./mo. Feb. 1st. (250)510-6942.

$500/MO STARTING- weekly available, many apartment types, furnished, w/common kitchen. All utils, internet included. FREE local calls, No Credit Checks. Call Motel, 250-748-0661, (Duncan). BRIGHT, 2 bdrm condo, W/D, F/S, D/W, close to schools/parks/shopping. N/P, (Immed). $800. 250-665-6527.


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Call (250) 710-7515 to view SHAUGHNESSY GARDENS 3251 Cowichan Lake Rd. Clean 2 bdrm units. Full size fridge, stove & dishwasher. Carpet & linoleum, window coverings, fireplace. Quiet, well maintained bldg with elevator & sauna. Close to Schools & Hospitals. To view call Dorcas (250)710-7515 250-748-3412

LADYSMITH, LIKE new, 1 yr old, 2 bdrm, 2 bath condo, 1250 sq ft, 360 degree ocean view, 5 appls, pet friendly, $1195 mo, 250-245-8997.



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DUNCAN- (8 km north) Furnished studio apartment, on 8 acres. Laundry, satellite, heat, hydro. $575. (250)748-1310.

AVAILABLE IMMEDIATELY. Two bedroom home for rent. The house was recently renovated with a new kitchen and bathroom. Laundry facilities were also installed. There is an oil furnace as well as baseboard heat for your option. The renter is responsible for utilities and we prefer not to have pets but are open to the discussion. A damage deposit of one months rent is required. The home is at 263 - 2nd Street Duncan if you would like to drive by to see the location. To arrange viewings call Celine at 250-413-7213 .

LAKE Cowichan house, 3 bdrm, near schools & bus, newly renovated, baseboard and pellet stove heat. W/D, F/S, N/P, N/S, avail Feb 1. $875/m. 250-701-1299 MILL BAY: Completely reno’d, 1200 sq ft, 2 bdrm mobile home in adult section (45+), Cedar Creek Trailer Park. Hardwood floors, 1.5 bath. No Smoking, N/P, only pad rental included. (Must be seen). Avail now, $975/mo. Call and leave message @ 250-743-3431 1250-477-6155. MILL BAY, main floor of country home, beautiful ocean views, priv patio, shared utils, $1100 mo. 250-743-5090. North Cowichan, small 1 bdrm house, large lot, F/S, W&D, separate garage, N/S,N/P. $700. (250)746-5290 YOUBOU- LAKE view, reno’d 3bdrm W/D, woodstove, refs, $950. 1-250-653-9898.

CLOSE TO Hospital, brand new small 1 bdrm, ground level suite, $625 incl’s cable, internet, hotwater, W/D, private patio entrance, & parking. N/S (possibly 1 indoor cat). Ref’s req. Feb 1. (250)748-2440 COWICHAN BAY: 1bdrm grnd level, sep. ent., NS/NP. $650 incls. utils & lndry. Avail. Jan. 1st. Call 250-743-3755. CROFTON, 3 bdrm, close to school, new F&S & W/D, $900 + util’s. N/S. Avail now. (250)709-7115 778-422-2242 DUNCAN- 2 bdrm, $790+ utils. Close to hospital, school, shopping. Available Now. (250)743-7689. DUNCAN- 2 BDRM suite. 2000sq ft, private ent, grd level, close to amenities, N/S, sm pet ok. Refs req’d. Feb 1. $825 + 1/2 hydro. 250-732-6798. DUNCAN, as new 1 bdrm, A/C, off Lakes, on acreage. F/S, heat, hydro, cable. Suit single mature person. NS,N/P or parties. Avail now $700. (250)710-6391 DUNCAN, BELL-McKinnon Rd., bright, clean, 1 bdrm suite on small acreage, priv ent, N/S, N/P, $650 incls utils, avail Feb. 1. Call 250-748-0881. DUNCAN. FEB. 1st. 2 bdrm, private entrance, close to shopping, schools. 482 Chesterfield. $595/mo. Text me at (250)896-4248. DUNCAN, MODERN 1 bdrm, sep ent, grd level, N/S, N/P, incls utils, avail Feb. 1 or sooner, $700, 250-748-5015. MAPLE BAY area, 3 bdrm, 2 baths, 4 appl’s, util incl’d. Avail. now. NP/NS. $1150. Ref’s req. (250)748-3663 MILL BAY/SHAWNIGAN: Lrg, reno’d, 1 bdrm, sep. entry, new F/S, shrd W/D. Quiet, N/S, ref’s, util’s incld’d, $750, Feb. 1st, (250)743-7611. MT. PREVOST area. 1 bdrm bsmnt. Inclds laundry, hydro, cable, prkg. NS/NP. $680./mo. Avail. immed. (250)715-7299. SHAWNIGAN LAKE: 1bdrm, unfurn basement, NS/NP. $500 + hydro. (250)743-6966. THE PROPERTIES, Maple Bay. 1 bdrm. 850 sq.ft. Avail. immed. Utils & laundry incld, pets neg. $750.(250)732-4463

DUNCAN- STUDIO loft - open living, priv entry, 600sq ft, inclds heat/hydro/internet/sate NS/NP. $650. 250-746-7782.

INSTANT AUTO Credit. We can finance your auto loan in minutes, you drive home now, or we can deliver to you. w w w. D r i v e H o m e N o w. c o m . 877-758-7311 or 250-7515205.

GORGE VIEW APT 258 Gorge Road East Stes avail. - Some Immed. 1 Bdrm $860; 2 Bdrms $1120; 2 Bdrm & den $1125. Amenities incl’s indoor pool, fitness facilities, above grnd and parkade pkg, on site laundry. Onsite staff avail. Please call Sue or Elena 250-380-6566 Email: PARK WEST APTS 55 Bay Street Stes avail. - some immed. 1 Bdrms from $875; 2 bdrms from $1125. Close to Victoria downtown, Save-On, Starbucks & transportation. Please Call Wendy 250-590-7505 Email: WETHERBY APTS FOR SENIORS ONLY 55+ Spacious stes Avail. - some immed. Bach $750; 1 bdrm $890; 2 bdrms $1075 & up. Close to buses, Hillside Mall, doctors, dentists all within walking distance. Seniors lifestyle of convenience & comfort. On site laundry, social room. Staff available. Please call Bonny 250-598-1650 Email: SEAGATE APTS 707 Esquimalt Road Stes avail. - some immed. 1 bdrm $875 & up; 2 bdrms $1010 & up. Indoor pool, exercise rm and many other fitness amenities. Full view of Strait of Juan de Fuca. Please call Sylvia 250-383-1731 Email:

COMMERCIAL/INDUSTRIAL AVAILABLE NOW 7000 sq.ft. store front with excellent exposure, overhead doors, ample parking. 250-748-9622

DUPLEXES/4PLEXES 3 BDRM SxS duplex, 1 1/2 bath, F/S, W/D hookup, fresh paint/carpet. Lrg sep yard & shed, close to all amenities, N/P. $950/m. 250-715-5685 days, 250-748-7354 after 6pm, Avail Feb 1st. COBBLE HILL- 2 bdrm sxs duplex, 5 appls, shop, separate W/D, renovated. $950+ utils. (250)743-4767. CROFTON- 3 bd/1ba duplex in Crofton. Bright and spacious with 5 appliances.Rental available imediately.950/mth Pls contact Rick for further information. 250-246-1859

Crofton: 2 bdrm duplex, lrg LR/Kit/Dining. Oceanview, F/S, W/D, $770/m. 250-2464231 or 250-715-5524 CROFTON. SPACIOUS 2bdrm. F/S, fireplace, nice yard, carport, laundry. $825/mo. 250-748-4253, 250-715-5810. DUNCAN: BRAND new 3 bdrm, 3 bath, duplex. $1500/mo. Call (250)360-7993

MISCELLANEOUS FOR RENT COBBLE HILL- 1 bdrm cabin. Also, serviced RV pad on farmland. Call (250) 743-4392

MOBILE HOMES & PADS HIDDEN JEWEL Adult oriented, near Cowichan Aquatic Centre. 1 bdrm, main floor, Laminate flooring, fresh paint. Rent inclds heat & hot water. $655. (250) 748-1304. LADYSMITH: BRAND new 3 bdrm, 3 bath, 1600 sq.ft. townhome, 5 appls, pet friendly, $1450/mo. Call 250-245-8997. LADYSMITH, LUXURY 3 bdrm, 2 bath, 2 F/P, 5 appls, 2 decks, fab ocean views, pet friendly, $1395, 250-245-8997 SHAWNIGAN LAKE: 2bdrm condo. Cable & hydro incl. NS/NP. $750/mo. Avail. Feb. 1st. Call 250-743-6966. YOUBOU- 2 bdrm, garden, lrg yrd, prkg, on bus route, pets ? laundry. $575. (250)210-0756

CROFTON: 2 bdrm. Avail. now, $800. 3 bdrm. Avail. Feb. 1st, $900. Both newly reno’d. Located in family mobile home park. For more info call 250246-1810 or 250-210-1006 cel NEW 33’ trailer with 2 slides, on farm in the Duncan area. Hydro, cable, internet incl’d. $500/mo, rent negotiable with some yard chores. (250)7480919 leave message. NEW Mill Bay Mobile Home. 1000 sq.ft., 2 Br / 2 Ba. Fridge, stove, D/W & laundry hook-up, sm. yard. No Smk. Pets Neg. 2 homes available. $900. Call Ash 1-250-661-4066

HOMES FOR RENT 2 BDRM bungalow, $1000/mo. Utilities’s not incl.. Available immediately (250)732-1965 3 BDRM, 2800 sq.ft., wooded lot, near Shawnigan Village. W/D/FS, DW., N/S, N/P. $1300/mo + util (250)743-2522

CHEMAINUS: 2 bdrm upper lvl duplex. Bright, open floor plan, 180 degree ocean view, built-in vacuum, 5 appl’s, large deck, fireplace $900. NS/NP. Call (250)416-0062. CHEMAINUS: 5 bdrm, S/F, W/D, $1200 utils incld’d, small fenced garden, NP/NS. Feb. 1st. Call Sarah (250)246-2161. CHEMAINUS: BRIGHT, clean, spacious suite with lovely garden, beautiful ocean view, very large bdrm can be divided in 2 rooms, workshop, laundry, non-smokers only, no dogs, cat ok, 10149 Victoria Road, call 604-786-1600 or t a x m a t t e r s @ t a x m a t t e r s. c a $650/mo. Avail immed. Check Craigslist for photos. CHEMAINUS DUPLEX 3bed 1.5bath, w/d f/s, garden shed, fenced 1/2 acre, ref, cc required. 9490 chemainus rd. $1200. 250-746-7444 CHEMAINUS: TOP floor suite, 3 bdrms, spacious, bright and well kept, beautiful ocean view, laundry, workshop, garden, non-smokers, no dogs, cat okay. 10149 Victoria Rd, or call 604-786-1600. $995/mo. Avail immed. Check Craigslist for photos. CROFTON, 1 bdrm house, close to shops/ocean, F/S, W/D $750/m. 250-246-4257 DUNCAN: 2 bdrm rancher, clean. $850/mo. N/P, avail. now. Call (250)746-6282. DUNCAN, 3 bdrm. house, quiet street, $1200/mo. Avail now. (250)748-0691 DUNCAN, Available now. Smaller home for rent, W/D, F/S, woodstove, in ceiling speakers, nicely finished, private, close to the new university. N/S, Incl’s internet & cable. $850/mo 250-748-9679 EXECUTIVE HOME 4000 sq.ft. Cowichan Valley Hwy, with great view, 4 bdrm, 3 1/2 bath, 2 fireplaces plus approx. 1 acre horse paddock. Available immediately, $2500 per month, utilities not included. For viewing, contact (250) 248-0015.

OFFICE/RETAIL DOWNTOWN DUNCAN 2500 sq.ft. 6 separate offices, reception, conference area & kitchen, 2nd floor, AC,. $1175/mo. 250-715-6880. DUNCAN: RETAIL space for lease, highway exposure, A/C, ample parking. 250-748-8671

PASTURE BARN and pasture for rent. Cowichan Station area. (250)748-8818 evenings.

SEASONAL ACCOMMODATION SHAWNIGAN LAKE 1bdrm furnished cabin. Cable & hydro incl. NS/NP. Feb. 1-June 30. $650. Call 250-743-6966.

SHARED ACCOMMODATION COBBLE HILL, 1000 sq.ft. own living space, own bath & entrance. $500, all incl’d. Avail now. (250)886-5687 SUITS STUDENT, pensioner, working person. Lrg furnished room with fridge & microwave. On bus route. $450 utils incl’d. Avail now. (250)746-1851.

STORAGE 24x24’ 8’tall storage space or could be used as a workshop space, new roof. $500 unheated. Must be insured. Call (250)597-1966.

SUITES, LOWER DUNCAN, NEW 1+ bdrm main level, quiet person, sep ent/parking, private, F/S, W/D, N/S, N/P, $700. Utils incl. Avail immed. Call 250-746-1867.

SUITES, UPPER DUNCAN, AVAILABLE immed, large 3 bdrm upper, family room, 2 fireplaces, W/D, garage, N/P, utils incl, $1500 mo. Call 250-510-0993. DUNCAN: New 3 bdrm, 2 bath in 4 Plex, available Feb 1st. 5 appliances. Hospital area, on bus route. Upper suite. $1200/m plus utilities, N/S, small pet considered. 250748-5060. Ref. required.







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Wednesday, January 18, 2012

Cowichan News Leader Pictorial A23






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Wednesday, January 18, 2012

Second-place standings great for DCS In the running: Boys and girls both make a statement for inclusion in the next top-10 provincial polls Don Bodger

News Leader Pictorial


Andrew Leong

Dribbling out of trouble, Jon Cimie of the Duncan Christian School Chargers goes around Amir Meysab of Dwight International Wednesday at the DCS gym. DCS won 82-46.

uncan Christian School senior basketball teams both enjoyed a superb weekend, ¿nishing second in cross-zone tournaments. The DCS senior boys tuned up for a trip to Bodwell for their invitational tournament by beating Dwight International 82-46 last Wednesday at the DCS gym. Josh Klassen lit up the scoreboard for 29 points while Jesse VanWingerden added 16. Doug Groenendijk (9), Navron Hoeft (7), Nick Kapteyn (6), Jon Cimie (4), Johnny Caron (4), Bennett King-Nyberg (4) and Alan Park (3) rounded out the scoring. It was a great game for DCS coach Heidi Padjen to get all of her players into game action. Wayne Mau led Dwight with 13 points and Dar Wu had 12. The boys then went on a great

run to place second against top teams in tournament play. “We should have won,’’ said Padjen. But the last game wasn’t the best for DCS and thwarted a bid for the team’s ¿rst title this season. Opening against Unity Christian, the No. 5-ranked A team in the province, DCS won 65-57 as Klassen netted 32 points. “We were ahead by 20 at one point in that game,’’ said Padjen. Going against Vancouver Tech in the semi¿nal, DCS rolled to a 65-49 victory. Groenendijk’s 20 points and 11 rebounds led the way. After initial foul trouble, Klassen came back to contribute 17 points. Kapteyn managed 14 points and 15 rebounds while King-Nyberg added 12. “They’re a good team,’’ said Padjen. “They worked their butts off. They gave us a run for the money.’’ The game was close till the late

stages when DCS ran an effective press. “We were playing good D with our feet,’’ said Padjen. Pemberton, an honourable mention in the last top 10 poll, was the opponent for the ¿nal. DCS held the lead in the ¿rst quarter, but a 16-point streak by Pemberton in the second made the difference. DCS came back hard, but fell just short 69-66. “We had a bit of a downer game,’’ conceded Padjen. “Our defence went a bit sloppy.’’ Padjen fully expects DCS will start to garner some attention in the next provincial polls. “Other coaches were super impressed by how well our team did,’’ she said. Klassen won the tournament’s most inspirational player award. Groenendijk was the team MVP while King-Nyberg and Kapteyn made the all-star team. The DCS girls started at Credo in a tournament hosted by

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Mulgrave by beating Kelowna Christian, the province’s No. 3-ranked team. Megan Groenendijk scored 18 points and had 14 steals. Jess Wikkerink added 10 points and Rachael Bakker nabbed 13 rebounds. DCS won again in the semi¿nals over Credo. Olivia Bakker was outstanding with 22 points and 17 rebounds. She was named co-winner of the player of the game along with twin sister Rachael. In the ¿nal, DCS lost a tough game to No. 4-ranked Mulgrave. Groenendijk collected 26 points and 23 rebounds and joined Wikkerink on the all-star team. “The girls outdid themselves,’’ noted DCS coach Michelle Nederlof. “All of us were thrilled and surprised to make the ¿nal. “Other coaches and reps were assured that the island has some solid teams with us coming second and Cedar coming third.’’

On Trunk Road across from the Duncan Mall

Malia Prystupa of the Duncan Stingrays participates in the Vancouver Island regional 10 and under training camp at the Cowichan Aquatic Centre Saturday. Prystupa was the only Stingrays’ swimmer selected. “I have noticed that those who achieve selection gain a great beneÄt and typically go on to bigger and better things,’’ noted Stingrays’ coach Leanne Sirup.


owichan Valley Wrestling Club members landed many top placings in the Western age class championships at Kamloops. Maegan Kuruvita dominated her weight class, winning for 65-kilogram girls. She had a rematch from last year in the ¿nal with the same girl from Alberta. Molly O’Donnell, a Grade 8 student at Queen of Angels School, pinned all of her opponents to

The residents and landowners of Electoral Area E – Cowichan Station/Sahtlam/Glenora are invited to attend the AGM on the date noted above. Commission members provide advice to the CVRD on matters regarding community parks. The purpose of the meeting is to hold nominations and elections for five (5) positions for a one (1) year term on the Electoral Area E – Cowichan Station/ Sahtlam/Glenora Parks and Recreation Commission. Topics to also be presented include: • Results of the Sahtlam Parks Survey to be presented and discussed (copies of the Survey will be available at the AGM or can be viewed on the CVRD’s Website). • Opportunity for questions and answers on topics relating to parks and trails in Electoral Area “E”. For further information please call the CVRD Parks and Trails Division at 250-746-2620 or Director Loren Duncan at 250-746-0240. Phone: (250) 746-2500 Fax: (250) 746-2513 Email: Website:


ANNUAL GENERAL MEMBERSHIP MEETING The Cowichan Exhibition will be holding their


on Tuesday, January 31, 2012 at 7:00 pm in the meeting room located at the new exhibition grounds, 7380 TCH, Duncan 250-748-0822 New members welcome.

take ¿rst in the 54 kg schoolgirl class while Kadon Dorma of George Bonner took gold for the 42 kg schoolboy division. Second place went to Randi Thomas in the female cadet division for 82 kg and Warren Clarke in the 69 kg juvenile boys’ division. Nolan Mitchell and Rayne Hankins both claimed third place, Mitchell in cadet boys’ 42 kg and Hankins in 65 kg schoolgirl. Gobind Sall just missed a medal, taking fourth in the 92 kg juvenile boys’ event. Fifth places went to Stefan Peruzzo in 110 kg juvenile boys and Avery Gibson in cadet boys’ 58 kg. Chelsea Warke ¿nished just outside the top six in her 54 kg schoolgirl division. Pat Large and Jacob Jones fought hard but were out after two matches. Owen Pite suffered an injury but fought through it and went 1-2 in three matches. Coach Nick Zuback said it was a huge meet with more than 700 wrestlers. “It’s kind of like an indication of a quali¿er for nationals,’’ he said. The 14 CVWC members travelled to Kamloops in a caravan of ¿ve vehicles.

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Cooper receives Canada Games ring in pre-game ceremony The ring’s the thing. Cowichan Valley Capitals’ Steen Cooper received his Canada Winter Games championship ring from B.C. team coach Adam Hayduk prior to Wednesday’s B.C. Hockey League game between the Caps

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tor Don Bodger was a member of the team that won in Brandon, Manitoba. Cooper spoke about his experiences at last year’s rep hockey wind-up awards banquet. He’s having a great rookie season with the Caps for a 16-year-old.

Frycz takes Legion title

T-Birds salvage one win

ore tough competition brought three losses in four games for the Cowichan Thunderbirds’ senior boys’ basketball team at the Pitt Meadows Air Show tournament. Despite that, coach Sandeep Heer felt the team is headed in the right direction. “We saw some minutes of good solid basketball,’’ he indicated. “We are just trying to stay consistent game in and out. Our defence is improving which is a great sign heading into the stretch run of the season before playoffs.’’ Cowichan played the Gleneagle Talons ¿rst and lost a heartbreaker 42-40. Jerod Dorby led the way in the losing cause with 15 points and six rebounds. Andrew Larson posted 10 points and one assist. Cowichan’s lone win came in the second game, 61-57 over the South Kamloops Titans behind Mitch Knippelberg’s 19 points and 10 rebounds. Jeremy Roe (13) and Jimmy Baker (11) both reached double ¿gures with four and ¿ve rebounds, respectively. The host Pitt Meadows Marauders Air Force proved formidable and the T-Birds lost 69-41. Dorby was the top scorer for Cowichan with nine points along with 12 rebounds and two blocks. Island rival Belmont Bulldogs beat the T-Birds 73-53 in their ¿nal game. Curtis St. Cyr stepped up with a big game, scoring 17 points with one rebound and two steals. The T-Birds host Claremont Friday at 6:30 p.m. tC i h S d

and the Alberni Valley Bulldogs at Cowichan Arena. Cooper was an integral part of the run to the games title last year in Halifax. It was the first Canada Games crown for B.C. since 1979 when News Leader Pictorial sports edi-

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Two heads are better than one, as Shannon Ward and brother Robbie Gallaugher sweep a rock for the host Bob Gallaugher rink in provincial Legion curling playdowns. Below, the Frycz rink from Langley won the championship at the Duncan Curling Club Sunday. The team now heads to the nationals in Saskatoon March 16 to 23. From left are: Duncan Legion president Bruce MacDonald, lead Bill Nickerson, second Kelly Folk, third Steve Claxton, skip Darren Frycz and the Legion’s Dwight Grieve. Bottom right, Salmon Arm third Randy Jenkins follows his shot in the Änal.

angley’s Darren Frycz rink won the Royal Canadian Legion B.C. and Yukon mixed curling championship Sunday at the Duncan Curling Club. Frycz, third Steve Claxton, second Kelly Folk and lead Bill Nickerson went undefeated in the event involving eight Legion branches, culminating in a 5-4 victory over Salmon Arm’s Gord Duplissee (Randy Jenkins, Erich Breitkreuz, John Danks). Frycz held a 5-1 lead after ¿ve ends, but Duplissee scored singles in the next two ends to make it interesting. Duplissee had the two rocks necessary for the tie in the house in the eighth end, but Frycz knocked one out with his ¿nal shot. “It happens, a shot here, a shot there,’’ said Frycz of how the ¿nal turned into a close one. “Our team, we’re all easy-going. We all get along. We call the shot and we throw it.’’ The Frycz rink now advances to the nationals in Saskatoon from March 16 to 23. “It’s the ¿rst time we’ve been in it,’’ said Frycz. “We had lots of fun. We were catered really good. Betty (James) was unbelievable.’’ James is the sport chair for Royal Cana-

dian Legion Branch 53 and she rounded up a great committee of volunteers. “Some of them have been in quite a few times,’’ said James of the impressive entry ¿eld. “You can tell by their sleeves.’’ Duncan was represented by the family affair of skip Bob Gallaugher, daughter Shannon Ward at third and son Robbie Gallaugher at second plus Paul Little. They won the championship in 2010 and represented the province at the Canadian championships in Newfoundland. Gallaugher made it to the semi¿nals, but lost 7-4 to Duplissee. Frycz beat the Kent Laberge rink of Maple Ridge in the other semi. “He made a couple he was fortunate to make,’’ Gallaugher said of Duplissee’s shotmaking. Gallaugher gave up two in the ¿rst end and ran out of ends playing catch-up the whole game as the teams traded points after that. “It’s tough when you get down early in that eight-end game,’’ said Gallaugher. It was the only loss of the tournament for the team. “It’s unfortunate for us,’’ said Gallaugher. “You win three in a row and once you get to the playoffs, it’s sudden death.’’ Icemaker Al Swanson provided the curlers with ideal conditions. “It was good ice, good competition — we had fun,’’ said Frycz.


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Kings, Eagles put pressure on Caps

Penalties punitive Paying the price: Parade to the box costly in Islanders’ loss

Three-way race: Showdowns looming among the teams this weekend Don Bodger

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his is going to be a pivotal week for the Cowichan Valley Capitals. The B.C. Hockey League’s Coastal Conference leaders are being pushed from behind by the Powell River Kings and the Surrey Eagles. And, as luck would have it, the Caps are playing both teams exclusively in their three-game set this weekend. The Caps are at Powell River for games Friday and Saturday and then return home for what will essentially be another road game Sunday afternoon against the Eagles by the time they get back to Cowichan Arena. The Caps are clinging to a two-point lead over the Kings and three over the Eagles atop the standings. They hold a game in hand on Powell River but the Eagles have played two less games than the Caps. “Everytime we see them and Powell River, it’s going to be absolute wars,’’ said Caps’ associate coach Dale Purinton following a 3-0 loss Sunday afternoon at Cowichan Arena to Surrey. The Caps started the weekend with a 2-1 overtime win against the Clippers in Nanaimo on Jacob Charles’ goal at 1:06 of the three-on-three session. Both games featured long stretches without any goals, typical of the tough playoff games that lie ahead.

The Caps got burned by Surrey for three goals in the ¿rst ¿ve and a half minutes, including Robert Lindores’ shocker after just eight seconds. “It just shows they were ready to play from the drop of the puck,’’ said Purinton. “We had a six-minute lapse there. “Their goalie played really well when we played them there last.’’ Andrew Hunt did it again, blocking 37 shots for the shutout. He made a dandy save on former teammate Richard Vanderhoek that could have put the Caps back in the game early. “They didn’t play a full 60, but they got the jump on us,’’ said Purinton of Surrey. “We played a good 40 minutes, but not enough to beat them. We’ve done that with a bunch of different teams and we were able to battle back. But they’re good and they’re tough.’’ Caps’ forward Keyler Bruce played a dandy game, running over people and working hard on every shift. He agreed the Caps needed to come out stronger. “The only thing is really playing a full 60,’’ Bruce said. “Once we got our feet under us, we had them where we wanted them.’’ He added the mindset was quite different when dealing with a three-goal de¿cit in the early going. “It’s so tough,’’ said Bruce. “Everyone’s gripping their sticks a little tight.’’

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Dirty work is done in the corners by Caps’ rookie Steen Cooper, above, as he tries to shrug off the persistent checking of Surrey’s Beau Orser. Below, Caps’ players Steven Iacobellis, left, and Troy Paterson and Nanaimo Clippers opponent Mason Blacklock all vie for the puck along the boards Friday in Nanaimo. Bruce’s line made an impact when the game turned physical. “We’re just trying to get in there on the forecheck and lay on the body,’’ said Bruce. He can’t wait for the rematch with Surrey. “We’re looking forward to it. We’re going to see a lot of these guys down the stretch.’’ But, ¿rst, the Caps will have to deal with former teammate Brendon MacDonald and the Kings. “It’ll be fun to play Mac,’’ said Purinton. “He’s going to come hard.’’


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erry Park Islanders don’t need to hire a rocket scientist to determine what went wrong Saturday. The Islanders held a 3-1 lead over the Vancouver Island Junior Hockey League’s top team, the Victoria Cougars, midway through a game at Kerry Park Arena when the roof caved in. The Islanders put the Cougars on the power play 13 times in the game and eventually surrendered six unanswered goals in a 7-3 loss. “It was just sel¿sh hockey,’’ said Islanders’ captain Cole Thomson. “We were in the game, too. We played good at the start.’’ But the third period was a disaster for the Islanders. Virtually from the eight-minute mark of the period to the end, they were shorthanded. Victoria took full advantage to turn the tables. “We gave them the game,’’ said Thomson. “If we were disciplined and smart, we would have won.’’ The Islanders were coming off a solid 2-1 victory over the Glacier Kings in Comox the night before on goals by Alex Milligan and Kyle Peterson. But the meltdown against Victoria cost them dearly. The south won the league all-star game at Saanich Sunday in a shootout, with Thomson earning player of the game.

Madison Allen Madison Allen didn’t make many decisions for herself at the age of four and a half. As a result, joining hockey was out of her hands. “I didn’t want to play,’’ said Allen. “My mom made me play because my brother played.’’ Allen, 13, a Grade 8 Queen of Angels School student, now has nine years of hockey under her belt. She obviously loved the game enough to stick with it. Allen currently plays left wing on the Cowichan Valley Bantam B Capitals’ boys’ rep team. She’s played almost entirely on boys’ teams other than girls’ spring league. All that experience has paid off, as Allen was recently chosen for the Under 16 girls’ regional team that’s heading to the B.C. Winter Games in Vernon in February. Selections were made following a two-day camp in Parksville. Don Bodger




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Brentwood fast out of the gate

Top guns keep Äring

Girls’ basketball: Players pumped up for league and tournament action

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A-game: Goals by Arnett and Andre produce a 2-1 Div. 1 victory


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late start to the season obviously left the Brentwood College senior girls’ basketball team anxious to get going. “Prior to Christmas, we had the girls in volleyball,’’ said Brentwood coach Marlese Plater. “We didn’t really have the team together.’’ After a few practices to start the new year, Brentwood ¿nally got into game action and came out like gangbusters, building a 28-8 lead at halftime on Shawnigan Lake School last Thursday at Brentwood. “It started off strong, but kind of fell apart in the third and fourth (quarters),’’ said Plater. But Brentwood had a large enough lead to record a 4534 win, overcoming Shawnigan’s surge from its quick, aggressive play. Ailish Tinney led the Brentwood scoring with 14 points. Spencer Manton added 10 while Emily Hindson and Ashley Chuckry contributed eight and seven, respectively. Brentwood went right back into action Friday and Saturday, replacing Parkland in the Nairn Howe memorial tournament at Gulf Islands. Brentwood opened against Mark Isfeld. It was a close game at the half but Brentwood pulled away for a 62-43 win. “The fourth (quarter), we kind of had a really good ending to the game,’’ said Plater. Tinney scored 19 points and was named player of the game. Hindson added 16 points and Madlen Anderson chipped in with 10. Stelly’s, a AAA team, was next up and Brentwood

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Hair-raising experience limits the vision of Brentwood College’s Spencer Manton as she drives between Anna Corothers and Ellie Lottsfeldt of Shawnigan Lake during a senior girls’ basketball game at Brentwood last Thursday. BCS won 45-34. turned another tight 20-17 halftime lead into a 45-35 triumph with second-half heroics. A balanced attacked produced 13 points from Anderson, 12 from Tinney and 10 from player of the game Manton. The ¿nal against host Gulf Islands doubled as a league game and Brentwood prevailed again 43-38. “It was back and forth the entire game,’’ said Plater. Gulf Islands had some three-point shooters who caused problems for Brentwood. Anderson’s 17 points earned her player of the game honours. Manton and Tinney netted 12 apiece. Anderson was also named the most outstanding player of the tournament that also took into account her leadership qualities.



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mark. “It was a good game,’’ said Cowichan coach Glen Marther than one tin. “They came to play. lonely home “They battled us pretty game in the ¿rst hard. We didn’t have as week of Februmuch time on the ball as ary, Cowichan usual.’’ LMG Pringle’s extended run Chris Arnett tied the game on the road will continue and at 35 minutes after breaking the team needs to keep windown the middle and into ning to maintain ¿rst place the clear. in Div. 1 of the Island Soccer “That was huge,’’ Martin League. said of the goal. Cowichan started the He made only one change new year off the same way at halftime, bringing in Andrew Leong/¿le it ended the old: with a Bram Taylor for Dan Citra. Coach Glen Martin has his team victory on the road. Friday, Sixteen minutes into the on a great run of road games. second half, Ryan Andre Cowichan made another trip south and defeated turned and ¿red the ball Gorge 2-1. into the net for one of his typical goals that Cowichan’s record improved to 11-2-1, decided the issue. but it’s still only three points ahead of Gor“We had a couple of other chances to don Head and seven up on Bays United score,’’ said Martin. “It was a tough game, Liquor Plus. Gordon Head holds one game though. You’ve got to give them credit. in hand and Bays United two on Cowichan They worked hard.’’ so it’s still a very tight race. Gorge isn’t the powerhouse it used to be, Cowichan was supposed to play at Sooke but always gives Cowichan trouble. Tuesday and then heads to Juan de Fuca Cowichan’s heavy road schedule will Saturday, with another game at Nanaimo carry right into the Jackson Cup that starts the following Saturday before ¿nally Feb. 10. receiving a brief respite to play at home “We’ll have to win ¿ve road games again Feb. 3 against Bays United. to win the Jackson Cup this year,’’ said It’s been a tough stretch on the road but Martin. Cowichan keeps getting the job done. Cowichan United, meanwhile, was Cowichan also overcame some adversity ahead of Div. 2 league-leading Castaways against Gorge after hitting the crossbar but gave up a late goal on a penalty shot in the ¿rst 30 seconds and then giving up and the Friday game at the Ladysmith Turf a goal to Greg Fiddick at the 12-minute ended in a 2-2 tie.

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