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PPWC, Catalyst strike tentative Crofton mill labour deal A fresh five-year contract between Crofton’s pulpmill owners and one of its two union faces a worker ratification vote Saturday. “We came to a tentative agreement with the company last night at about 10 p.m.,” Kevin McPetrie of the Pulp, Paper and Woodworkers of Canada said Tuesday about strenuous talks with mill owner, Catalyst Paper. He declined to give any other details about the

pending deal affecting PPWC’s 400-some members. “We agree this is the best possible agreement under these (tough market) conditions,” McPetrie said. Balloting happens at 3 and 6 p.m. Jan. 28 in the Crofton Community Hall. Details about talks between the mill’s smaller Communications, Energy and Paperworkers union and Catalyst were unavailable by press time. Terms of a massive restructuring process by Cata-

lyst stipulate new contracts with both local unions by Jan. 31. “If all the pieces fall into place, the best-case scenario is it will provide another five years of stability,” McPetrie said. Other pieces include Catalyst working out restructuring details with bondholders, and weathering depressed markets, he noted.

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Cowichan Bay Äre chief Ken Bulcock helps recover a Ford car from the Cowichan Station Bridge Saturday when one person is believed to have been injured.

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wo people are lucky to have escaped serious injury after their vehicle slid on a wet curve at Cowichan Station Bridge, and ended teetering over the Koksilah River Saturday around noon, Cowichan Bay’s ¿re

chief says. “One beam from the bridge went right through the passenger door like a dagger, and came out the rear passenger door,” Ken Bulcock said. A female occupant of the eastbound Ford four-door sedan complained of arm pain, while a male involved was uninjured in the crash, which happened at about 11:15 a.m.

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The incident left the historic wooden bridge closed brieÀy, said Jeff Kidd of Mainroad SouthIsland Contracting. The span was assessed for damage to the pedestrian walkway, then reopened by Saturday afternoon. Damage and claims are being handled by ICBC, Kidd noted, urging slow driving during bad weather and in its aftermath.

Bulcock agreed. “They’re severely lucky,” he said of the Ford’s two passengers. “Another ¿ve or 10 feet and they’d have been in the river with the current carrying them downstream.” About 18 ¿re¿ghters answered the call to the slippery span just west of St. Andrew’s Church. Investigation into the crash’s cause continued by the RCMP.

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verage homeowners in North Cowichan could face hikes of up to $350 in property-tax this year if council shifts more levies to residences from heavy industries, Mayor Jon Lefebure said. That hefty tax load could be even heavier if Catalyst’s struggling Crofton pulp-and-paper mill closes, the mayor explained. “’Braced’ is a good word,” he said of crystal-ball work by council and administrator Dave Devana. “Council wants to be informed on what could happen.” North Cowichan’s largest taxpayer paid council about $5.4 million last year — about 90 per cent of the municipality’s $6.3 million heavy-industry levy. Previous councils have been slowly weaning the municipality from its dependence on one business. this council is wrestling over whether to accelerate the process. Optics of what could be in store for homeowners and Catalyst were outlined by administrator Dave Devana during Monday’s ¿nance committee meeting. He painted a picture of helping Catalyst by lowering heavy-industry tax rates to those of lightindustry taxpayers, Lefebure said. “That would be about $350 tax burden on the average home,” the mayor said of the possible homeowner tax jolt. “Devana recommends we do a major shift.” Homeowners could also face additional tax hikes to cover the 2012 budget, including a municipalhall expansion and more, Lefebure indicated. Devana’s worst-case scenario could see homeowners pay about $100 per $1 million the mill now pays North Cowichan annually if the mill closes. That would mean a rate rise of about $500 a year. “Devana wasn’t speculating on the mill failing,” Lefebure stressed. But tax watchdog Scott Baker was. more on A4

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Woman injured after being hit by truck in Doghouse parking lot A Duncan woman hit by a truck in the parking lot just outside the Doghouse restaurant last Thursday was transferred to hospital by ambulance. The woman, 61, was walking from the restaurant across the entrance road leading from the TCH into the Safeway parking lot at approximately 6:20 p.m. when she was hit by

a full-size GMC pick-up, RCMP said. The impact caused her to fall and bump her head, said North Cowichan RCMP officer Kevin Day. The driver of the truck was a 63-year-old Victoria man. “At the scene, the driver of the pick-up said he did not see the pedestrian,” Day said.

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The parking lot was clear with some areas of residual ice resulting from Wednesday’s snow storm. North Cowichan RCMP responded to the accident and the woman was transported to Cowichan District Hospital with non-lifethreatening injuries, Day said.

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A mother and daughter are rescued by Maple Bay and North Cowichan ÄreÄghters after this SUV rollover along an icy Genoa Bay Road Saturday.

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t’s a memory Rachel Richardson will ¿nd hard to forget. There she sat, waiting in the dark, on her side in her prone SUV. Beside and behind her, her threeyear-old daughter hung, suspended in her car seat in the back. “I cannot describe my feelings when I heard the ¿rst emergency workers’ voices coming near,” she wrote in an email to the News Leader Pictorial. “Despite having to remain in the vehicle for a while longer I knew then that it was over and we were safe. “I want to thank every ¿re, ambulance, hospital and police member who helped us, and particularly Phil and Greg from the

Maple Bay ¿re department who entered the vehicle with us. The compassion everyone demonstrated to us, in addition to performing the challenging job of cutting me out, was so appreciated. “The fact that my young daughter remained calm throughout the entire ordeal is testament to how caring the emergency workers and hospital staff were.” Richardson and her daughter were rescued from their crumpled SUV after it left an icy Genoa Bay Road Saturday near Grandview Road, of¿cials said. Fire¿ghters from Maple Bay and North Cowichan’s south-end halls used the Jaws of Life to remove them from the vehicle, after it rolled onto its side on a wooded slope at about 6 p.m. “I was able to reach my purse containing my cell phone and hold my daughter’s hand

but otherwise unable to do anything except wait in the dark for help,” she wrote. “I hope I never have reason to require their services again but I will forever be grateful to the people who choose to work so hard for people like me.” Richardson wasn’t the only one in trouble on the roads this weekend. Cold weather left patches of black ice in various areas, keeping ¿re crews, police and paramedics busy Saturday. Two cars were also damaged after they left the slippery road at Lakes and Wicks roads at around 6:30 p.m. No injuries were believed to have resulted from those crashes as the two vehicles hit brush and other obstacles along the slick roadside. Police were investigating all three accidents.

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That path will also lead to a Feb. 15 ¿nancial plan open house at the hall. Council aims to work with Catalyst to reduce its tax burden, and preserve local jobs, Lefebure said. “This was a regular discussion at tax time. What’s different now is Catalyst’s (¿nancial) situation. “We always knew (its future) wasn’t guaranteed. Their share value has gone to one cent.”



Wednesday, January 25, 2012

Catalyst wants provincial help after losing tax appeal

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atalyst Paper’s brass is now looking for provincial answers to solve what Catalyst sees as unfairly hefty property-tax rates by North Cowichan on the Crofton mill. The ¿rm’s Lyn Brown saw the sunny side of Friday’s landmark ruling by the Supreme Court of Canada, dismissing Catalyst’s appeal that North Cowichan’s bylaw puts unreasonably high taxes on Crofton mill. The high court saw those tax rates as harsh, but allowed under B.C.’s Community Charter. “We were looking for clarity, and that’s what we got in the Supreme Court’s judgement,” Brown said of the ruling she said removed uncertainty about how problems of taxation need to be solved. Catalyst had no problem with North Cowichan’s tax rates, but with the legislation allowing council to set those rates, Brown explained. “Arguments by North Cowichan

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The Supreme Court of Canada has upheld North Cowichan’s right to tax the Crofton mill the way it has. such as the Crofton mill, compared pointed to the government of B.C., and they indicated successfully to its residential property tax rates. no court has the right to order the “Its approach complies with the municipality to lower its tax rates; Community Charter, which permits municipalities to apply different tax only the province can do that.” Brown explained Catalyst is anxrates to different classes of propious to work with various provincial erty,” the court states. committees examining taxation. “Nothing in the Community Those bodies include ¿nance Charter requires the district to apply minister Kevin Falcon’s tax panel, anything like Catalyst’s consumpshe said. tion of services model.” The Chief Justice dismissed CataUsing that model, Catalyst’s lyst’s appeal with costs awarded to lawyers argued North Cowichan’s North Cowichan. tax bylaw could be set aside by the The court notes council’s ¿ve-year court on grounds the mill’s taxes are plan is working toward a more fair unreasonable compared to the mill’s tax rate for its industrial properties, use of municipal services such as

Public Hearing Notice North Cowichan Council gives notice that a public hearing will be held at 1:30 p.m. on Wednesday February 1, 2012, in the Council Chambers of the North Cowichan Municipal Hall, 7030 Trans Canada Highway, North Cowichan, BC. The purpose of the public hearing is to allow Council to receive public input on the following bylaw: Bylaw 3465, Zoning Amendment Bylaw (No. 6 – Westlock Road), 2011, proposes to amend Bylaw 2950, “Zoning Bylaw 1997” by reclassifying 6287 Westlock Road (legally described as Lot 4, Section 3, Range 2, Comiaken District, Plan 21685 [PID 002-480-140; Folio 09153.000]), shown as “Subject Property” and outlined in bold on the map below, from Residential Rural Zone (R1) to Residential Restricted Zone (R2).

The R2 zone permits the following uses: Assisted Living, Bed and Breakfast, Community Care Facility, Home-based Business, Single-Family Dwelling, and Supportive Housing. If approved, the applicant proposes to subdivide the lot to create a new lot, and build a single-family residence on the new lot. If you believe your interest in property is affected by the proposed bylaw, you may express your views to Council at the public hearing. If you cannot attend the hearing, you may write to Council at the address or fax number shown below, or send an e-mail to, before 4:30 p.m., Tuesday, January 31, 2012. Your submission will become part of the public record. Copies of the proposed bylaws and related information may be inspected in the Planning and Development Department, North Cowichan Municipal Hall, 7030 Trans Canada Highway, Duncan, BC, Monday to Friday, between 8:30 a.m. and 4:30 p.m. Mark Ruttan, Director of Administration

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water and roads. The court recognized North Cowichan’s industrial-to-residential tax rate is among B.C.’s highest. But the chief justices said municipal councils have “extensive latitude” in setting taxation bylaws. “They may consider objective factors directly relating to consumption of services. “But they may also consider broader social, economic and political factors relevant to the electorate,” the court states. Catalyst is up to date on its property taxes, outside of a late tax-bill penalty of some $400,000, administrator Dave Devana said, happy about the high court’s decision. “We’re pleased the Supreme Court ruled our bylaw is lawful and reasonable. “Now we want to put this behind us and work with Catalyst and its workers to help them prosper, but that’ll be dif¿cult,” Devana — who’s also a chartered accountant — said of the pulp and paper giant ¿ghting red ink amid restructuring tactics. He couldn’t quote the costs taxpayers have paid during the appeal, however, all of that legal tab won’t likely be paid by Catalyst. “The courts determine the fair amount,” Devana said.

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Wednesday, January 25, 2012

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wo day after being criticized for not closing schools, the Cowichan Valley School District made a different decision. Inclement weather led to the closure of Cowichan’s public schools Friday, School District 79 announced on its website. In the wake of Wednesday’s decision to remain open, superintendent Joe

A worker clears the snow at the parking lot of the Cowichan Commons last Wednesday. Local weather is expected to stay mostly clear for the remainder of the week.

Rhodes told the News Leader Pictorial the ruling is typically made based on safety considerations, with the best information staff has as of 5:30 a.m. He said classroom instruction is typically altered to accommodate circumstances created by inclement weather. Schools were open as usual Monday as weather increased to levels above freezing.


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Crowder reaches for the Topp in leadership race Win predicted: MP gives her endorsement as NDP leadership candidate makes Duncan pit stop Ann Andersen

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DP leadership hopeful Brian Topp hit the major planks of the NDP’s platform hard during a whirlwind visit to Vancouver Island Tuesday. And there’s no doubt that come the next election the federal New Democrats will be running to win, he said from Vancouver Monday. “As government, we’ll face a fundamentally new and exciting Canada,” said the Longeuil, Quebec native, who was elected party president last year. “When we win, we’ll carry forth the party’s deeply rooted principles, and we’ll dig deep into our traditions and carry on Jack’s hopeful, optimistic approach for the future.” Topp is one of eight people seeking NDP leadership. New Democrats will choose a new leader in March. He’s already been endorsed by ¿ve NDP MPs in B.C.. including Nanaimo-Cowichan’s Jean Crowder. “I’ve worked with Brian for

many years and I know that he has what it takes to be a great leader and a great prime minister,” she said in her invitation for party members to meet Topp. He has reach across the country, she said of the Àuently bilingual leadership candidate. “He’ll keep us strong in Quebec (where he was born), in B.C. (where his involvement is helping to keep the party growing) and in the rest of the country, where his NDP history and values will move us forward.” “I’m running for leader because I am passionately and deeply committed to a new Canada,” Topp said. “We have demonstrated that we are the most ¿scally responsible; we have an excellent record of economic management,” he said. “The NDP has an excellent record in B.C. compared to that of the Liberals. Canadians will trust us with their wallets.” Topp, 51, said the same issues affect people living on the Island and in the Cowichan Valley as those living in the rest of the country. He cited poverty, health

Ann Andersen

Quebec resident Brian Topp makes his arrival at the Duncan Travelodge Tuesday, campaigning for the NDP leadership. care, the environment and the economy as top priorities. “It’s time to stop the current trend with seniors being forced to play bingo in the stock market. We need to build a stronger public pension system,” he explained, adding there is “sky high” poverty among other sectors of community such as families and First Nations. Topp described himself as an unblinking advocate for univer-

sal health care. “The Harper government has abandoned universal health care,” he said. He says he’ll work toward a national pharmaceutical program and a system to ¿ll in the medicare gaps, for example, by using nurse practitioners. As well, he slammed the forest industry’s unending drift of raw, unprocessed logs overseas and the export of oil

and aluminum as a continuum of Conservative policy. Topp, who served during the 1990s as deputy-chief of staff to Premier Roy Romanow, is a former union leader and political organizer. At the Duncan meeting billed as a meet and greet that attracted some 50 people, Topp was introduced by local MLA Bill Routley and ¿elded questions from the audience.

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Toppled tree blocks Malahat for an hour in rare incident A tree toppled by Sunday’s windstorm across three lanes of the Malahat Sunday morning caused a traffic delay of approximately one hour. According to road manager Stuart Eaton of Mainroad South Island Contracting, the tree, a Douglas fir, fell from a bank about half a kilometre north of the ice cream store, just south of Goldstream Park. The incident was reported to West Shore RCMP at approximately 11:30 am. As it fell, its two-metre diameter trunk was shattered by the median, spreading debris across all four lanes of the highway. The Malahat was closed to traffic in both directions as Mainroad workers attacked the massive tree with a chainsaw. A loader pulled the debris to the side of the road. The tree’s roots had been loosened by the rain, and the wind did the rest, Eaton said. “It’s amazing that no one was hurt,” he said. Eaton said he can’t recall the last time a falling tree caused closure of the Malahat drive. On Monday, crews were assessing how to clear the remnants of the tree from beside the road with minimal traffic disruption.

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rials rider John Webster of Mill Bay has been picked as one of the top 20 after sending an audition tape to the Canada’s Got Talent program for last chance auditions. “Now I have to get as many votes for my video as possible from now until Jan. 30 and then I will have a chance to be on

Canada’s Got Talent,’’ explained Webster. Voting can be done once per 24-hour period for each different computer. To vote, go to canadasgottalent and scroll down to Âżnd Webster’s video in the top 20. Click on it to start playing at the top and then click the vote button under the video. “Every vote is one step closer to getting to Toronto and making it onto the show in March,’’ raved Webster.


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Food Network says Cowichan? You Gotta Eat Here Rock Cod Cafe: Cowichan Bay eatery focus of touring TV show Ashley Degraaf

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he Rock Cod Café makes its debut on the boob tube Jan. 27. Cowichanians can check out the popular Cowichan Bay eatery on the Food Network as part of the newly launched series You Gotta Eat Here! Back in November 2010, a ¿lm crew plunked its gear down in the Bay for the shooting of one of 13 episodes from the ¿rst season. Lone Eagle Entertainment is producing half-hour episodes featuring Canadian sketch comedian, singer and actor John Catucci as host. “You Gotta Eat Here! is a hilariously good time and I meet some really interesting folks along the way,” Catucci says in a press release. “Having discovered so many great restaurants in my travels across Canada as a comedian and having grown up working in restaurants, the show is the perfect ¿t because it really parallels my life.” The Rock Cod’s been rocking for more than 20 years. Jacob Hokanson and his wife purchased it three years ago.

Hokanson worked at the café when he was 15 as a dishwasher and doing janitorial work. He wasn’t surprised the Rock Cod ¿t the Food Network’s bill. “I’ve had people say to me, we’re from the east coast of the United States and had heard if they ever come to the island, they should come to the Rock Cod Café,” Hokanson said last year. The Rock Cod is one of many quirky establishments where Catucci makes his presence felt. “John rolls up his sleeves and dives into the kitchens of local landmark restaurants to help them cook their signature dishes,” a press release says. For the Bay café, that’d be their huge slabs of halibut and cod served with signature colossal smatterings of fries. “John meets the owners, chefs, and patrons who make each restaurant a destination you’d insist on dragging a friend to. He hears their stories, learns their family traditions and experiences their passion for good food. These are busy joints and appetites wait for no one.” The Rock Cod’s appearance airs Friday, Jan. 27. Other establishments being pro¿led include: Pagliacci’s (Feb. 17) from Victoria, The Tomahawk (Jan. 27), Argo Café (Feb. 5), Topanga Café (March 16) from Vancouver as well Fraser Park Restaurant (Feb. 24) in Burnaby and Mrs. Riches Restaurant (March 30) in Nanaimo.





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North Cowichan needs to look at what it can afford Budget question: What can we spend without Catalyst?


t can be hard to cut through the fog of rhetoric in the North Cowichan tax debate. But one thing is perfectly clear: residential taxes are going up signi¿cantly, and it will continue to get worse before it gets better. On Monday, North Cowichan will host the ¿rst of what will probably be a series of public forums on the municipality’s ¿nancial plan. Front-and-centre — as it has been for most of the past decade — will be the municipality’s over-reliance on the Catalyst pulp mill in Crofton. Again, municipal staff will recommend the push to lighten the Catalyst tax Without other burden. This is the same shift that has bumped the mill’s share of total municipal tax revenues tax revenues from nearly half, to about 26 cent. more restraint perWhat’s different this time is that the needed future of the mill is perhaps as precarious as it has ever been, with shares trading for pennies and management scrambling to implement a new debt-restructuring plan to keep the ¿rm aÀoat. And this discussion is poised to occur against a backdrop of growing dissatisfaction about the way taxes have climbed during the past decade. It needs to be noted that North Cowichan is not an irresponsible spender compared to other similar municipalities; far from it. It also needs to be noted that comparison does not mean North Cowichan’s way of doing things is right. The debate is no longer about what is fair to Catalyst; It is about the recognition that North Cowichan’s failure to diversify its tax base is a clear and present danger to its bottom line. Continuing to rely on Catalyst is irresponsible. The question that needs to be addressed in the coming weeks is what is fair to the taxpayer? Without the cushion the mill has provided for the past 50 years, how many new and existing programs can we afford?

We say:

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

This we like It’s nice to see another Cowichan resident has a chance to make a splash on a big stage. John Webster certainly has talent, as anyone who has watched him do his mind-bending stunts on a mountain bike can attest. We hope many of you find the Canada’s Got Talent page on Youtube and give him the support he needs to qualify for the show.

Cowichan and Duncan Christian were two of the four teams that made it to the QMS Royal Classic.

The weather plays havoc with us all on weekends like the one we just had, but we have to give a special hug to our poor sports community. Weather cancelled the Cobble Hill 10K, and the Mt. Prevost Junior boys basketball tourney. Queen Margaret’s senior girls basketball tourney went ahead with only half the scheduled teams. and the Caps were stranded in Powell River.

More hypocrisy from foreign-funded pipeline agenda Tom Fletcher Black Press


ederal Natural Resources Minister Joe Oliver set off a loud, but poorly informed debate as environmental hearings began into the Enbridge proposal to pipe Alberta oil to the seaport at Kitimat. Oliver’s open letter blasted foreign-funded environmental groups that “threaten to hijack our regulatory system to achieve their radical ideological agenda.” Of course all opponents aren’t foreign or radicals. That was made clear when the Enbridge hearings opened in the Haisla village near Kitimat. Haisla members told the throng of out-oftown professional protesters to sit down and shut up. They don’t need self-appointed urbanites to speak for them. The fact of foreign funding is no longer questioned, thanks to research by B.C. blogger Vivian Krause, primarily from U.S. tax returns. Three

years after I ¿rst wrote about her work, it is ¿nally part of the national conversation. What is the foreign-funded agenda? Oliver put it this way: “No forestry. No mining. No oil. No gas. No more hydroelectric dams.” Here are three notions that have become entrenched in the urban mind in recent years: Clear-cut logging is by de¿nition bad. Alaska salmon is wild, and thus superior to farmed. Runof-river hydro destroys rivers. All are aggressively promoted by certain environmental groups. And all are false. On forestry, B.C. media have been spoon-fed by U.S.-backed environmental organizers since Clayoquot Sound in the 1980s, when wealthy Americans ¿rst decided to save B.C. from itself. Greenpeace founder-turned-critic Patrick Moore was in Victoria last week to speak to the Truck Loggers’Association. He pointed out that North American “green building” standards reward locally sourced concrete and steel, but not wood. Why? Because big international organizations like Greenpeace and Sierra Club are so invested in opposition to logging, they end up backing


environmentally destructive policies. The oil debate has been dumbed down to the point where even movie stars can participate. Protesting a pipeline from Alberta to the U.S., Hollywood darling Robert Redford recited the usual talking points about the “tar sands scourge.” Alberta oil sands can be seen from space, Redford moaned. So can Venezuela oil sands, a major U.S. source. So can Redford’s vast Utah ranch and ski resort development. Redford parrots the claim that oil sands extraction produces three times the greenhouse gases of conventional oil. This is the big lie of “tar sands” campaigners. Three quarters of emissions from all crude are generated when the re¿ned fuel is burned by things like Redford’s limo, or the airline for which he voiced TV commercials. The Alberta government reports that average emissions from oil sands crude are 107 grams per megajoule, slightly more than U.S. Gulf Coast crude at 104. California heavy crude comes in higher, at 114. And if carbon is the issue, what about U.S. coal

mines that tear the tops off mountains and run the longest trains in world history to feed the country’s 600-plus coal-¿red power plants? Where is Redford on that? And hijacking the regulatory process? Look no further than the Dogwood Initiative, an obscure Victoria out¿t that admits to taking about 40 per cent of its funding from U.S. sources. Its “mob the mike” campaign signed up 1,600 people to speak at the Enbridge pipeline hearings. Among the signatories are “Cave Man” and “Jonathan Seagull.” But wait, aren’t oil, power and aquaculture companies foreign funded? Certainly some are. The difference is, they create jobs. Professional protesters destroy them. Tom Fletcher is the legislative reporter for Black Press. Reach him at tÀ

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When should Cowichan’s schools be closed due to weather? “They should keep the schools open, and leave it to the discretion of parents if their kids can get to school safely.”

Claudia McIntyre, Duncan

“I can see both sides of closing them or not. If a school can be kept open, leave it to parents to decide if their child should go.”

Abigail Neal, Crofton

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Rail foundation needs to recognize who it works for and answers to

Warmland shelter an extravagance with its hand out

Dear editor The Warmland Shelter, and hundreds of operations like it, have their hands out looking for money. Where the hell do you think all this money comes from? Whether it’s federal or provincial, it’s all the same taxpayer. And these people that demand all this money don’t pay any taxes. We taxpayers paid $8.5 million for this one building, and it is better than any hotel in the valley. With all this money and extravagance they could have built three or four buildings quite suitable for these people. I think Doug Routley and the people running these places need to give their heads a shake. After all, they are not for royalty. God knows we haven’t enough money to run our hospitals properly. Now I would like to make a suggestion. We have an empty university on the bank of the Cowichan River on Cowichan Way, with all the amenities close at hand. I’m sure this building or part of it would house all the street people and drifters in this area. Are we just looking after the needle in our valley or the whole country? Are they screened? I’m sure this building will be warm and dry, and I think it has a kitchen facility. Yes, I realize it’s not all their fault they’re out on the street but I think they should have to pay part of their welfare for their stay. G. Chaster

In my opinion: Group seems to not understand meaning of trust


was dismayed to read Island Corridor Foundation co-chair Mary Ashley’s cavalier attitude and her misunderstanding of what a trust does and is about. The Island Corridor Foundation was and should be a “trust” that is open and has complete transparency. Of course, the Island Rail line is now in trust for the people of Vancouver Island and we do own the rail line together. The trust is to administer with the various government levels, community organizations, etc. Who does she think it is in trust for? My understanding of the committees is that they Andrew Leong/¿le were and still should be a vital communication Members of the cast act out a scene in Cowichan Secondary School’s Willy Wonka. One of today’s writers is disap- link with the great folks who operate Southern pointed with the lack of attention the paper gave cast members outside the leads. Duncan Railway of Vancouver Island freight services. The initial job of bringing all the concerned As a parent of one of the cast members in dle injured birds. They have had their license parties together was nothing short of a miracle Drivers need to make sure loads Cowichan Senior Secondary’s production of revoked. This story may have had a different in keeping everyone on the same page, municiWilly Wonka, I was extremely disappointed ending had he been turned over to quali¿ed tied down tightly palities, provincial, federal government, First in this paper’s coverage of the play. Through wild animal rehabilitators. Poor thing. Dear editor Nations, and CP Rail for several years. several editions, the same two characters, Willy Deborah McColl Re; the armchair that fell off a truck and The committee’s independent view is a strong Wonka and Charlie Bucket, were the only Cobble Hill caused a bus crash on Highway 18: endorsement of rail service here on Vancouver characters to be showcased in any way at all. A Everyone, please tie your loads! This person Island. production such as this takes more than just the who lost his load because he was too lazy to The Island Corridor Foundation did not PaciÄc Northwest Raptors part of a receive leads to pull it all together. Without a supporttie it down affected the lives of nine people. the train line as a donation, CP Rail ing cast, there is no play. Each and every one team of care If you lose a load, it wasn’t tied, or tied down received a huge multi-million dollar tax transfer Dear editor properly. Too light of a rope or a frayed rope is of these students deserves recognition for their in real dollars. Wake up Mary. The eagle was collected by Paci¿c Northwest not an excuse. I am thankful that everyone was effort, dedication and courage. These kids risk Why has there not been more pressure on Oteverything by getting up on stage and deliverRaptors volunteering for a licensed facility, OK, but do you know how close it was to not tawa during the past 10 months? ing a performance for the audience to enjoy. under that facility’s permit. Dr. Lerche and the being OK? The federal share of the $7.5 million will be This production had so many memorable and technicians at Prevost Vet Clinic did an excelHarry Veuger, Duncan even more important, not less if the report in Febcolourful characters that it would have been lent job of assessing and taking x-rays, and the ruary tells us the weight load is not sustainable. Comments submitted online at nice to open the paper and see some of them vet concluded the best course of action was What does Graham Bruce mean wait and see? in the spotlight. At the very least a cast photo to euthanize the eagle; its wing was shattered, It won’t help give leverage, it will take it away if The rest of Wonka’s cast should have made one of the editions. To all and surgery was not an option. Sadly, this eagle the February report is negative. the young men and women in this production, would never have Àown again. It’s our belief deserved some more attention Of course, we all hope it will bring positive I say congratulations on a job well done, you we should all be working together here, for Dear editor results. But playing politics does not help. should be proud! s the bene¿t of the wildlife, which was, is, and Three weeks to receive a reply to an email Michelle James M always will be, our primary consideration. from ICF is hardly keeping in touch. Duncan D Robyn Radcliffe In fact, I have sent emails of concern and Paci¿c Northwest Raptors. have received no response whatsoever. There has been nothing new on the ICF website since IInjured birds should not be taken to “Did authorities react well to the latest snowfall?” November. You answered: (37 votes) llocal raptor centre More letters online How is that keeping in touch? DDear editor As for the ¿nancial reporting, this is a major 75 per cent YES I’d like to commend those young men for Also, read fresh stories every day and share reason the “Occupy” movements have sprung taking t the time and making the effort to get the your thoughts immediately through the comTo vote on the next Question of the Week, log onto the up around the world. i injured eagle into care. However, they made a web poll at ments function. People are sick and tired of being told things mistake m by taking it to the Paci¿c Northwest at are better done behind closed doors. 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ifty years as an Aikido instructor is just one part of Victor Arcega’s pledge to live life to the fullest. The energetic 75-year-old from Duncan shows no signs of slowing down. He still teaches Aikido classes at the Vimy Hall Monday nights, instructs at the Victoria College of Art and generally keeps busy doing everything that’s second nature for him. “Otherwise, I get bored,’’ he said. “On a Sunday, I keep wondering, ‘is there something I’m missing?’ I don’t know if there’s a difference between weekdays and weekends.’’ Arcega was born in Manila, the Philippines and came to North America in the 1970s. He lived in Los Angeles for a while before relocating to Canada and operating a dojo in Calgary for many years. Arcega moved to Victoria to satisfy his desire to try something else. “I stayed in Nanaimo for a while and ¿nally I decided I’ll take the in-between,’’ he said. “For some reason, I got a special attachment to this place.’’ Arcega ¿rst lived in the valley brieÀy in 2000 and came back to stay in 2002. He was on the faculty at Malaspina College in Nanaimo teaching art and lived on Gabriola Island after obtaining his master’s degree. Arcega now teaches painting and drawing at the Victoria College of Art. Arcega’s interesting and varied background even included stints in the newspaper business in Los Angeles and Calgary. Martial arts have long been a favourite pastime of Arcega’s. “I was doing judo,’’ he said. “I had my black belt in judo and then I got tired of it. It’s hard on the body.’’ When Aikido was introduced in Manila in 1962, “I happened to be around,’’ said Arcega. “I thought I’d try Aikido. I never regretted it from the getgo.’’ The Vimy Hall sessions attract about 12 regulars. “We used to see a lot more people practicing,’’ conceded Arcega. “This dojo started in Nanaimo actually, only because it was convenient for me. “As far as Lantzville, I used to run a few classes there and, of course, Victoria. We like to be based here. Most of the students that come are not even from here. These are the regulars and fanatics and buffs.’’ Arcega has also taught sessions at the Island Savings Centre. Students love his approach to the discipline. more on page 15 Instructor extraordinaire Victor Arcega complements his passion for Aikido with art.

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“I’ve studied with Victor for 15 years,’’ said Floyd Blades of Nanaimo. “He’s just an awesome guy. He’s so humble.’’ “This is a group of people, you can call them a society,’’ said Arcega. “I just help teach them. It’s just a group of students who like to come together and learn.’’ Arcega refers to himself as the head of the Vancouver Island Takemusu Aikido Society. The word Aikido, he adds, means “integration.’’

“It calls upon the mental and physical process of the body.’’ Aikido blends the motion of an attacker and redirects the force of the attack rather than opposing it head-on. It requires little physical strength and techniques are also used with wooden swords or sticks. “We practice with all of that,’’ said Arcega. “It used to be good to have young people start with it. They want a bit more excitement. A lot of the older people we get are veterans of other martial arts. “It is a very natural study of the human movements and it’s very social.’’

It also blends in nicely with all of Arcega’s talents. “I write and paint and Ai“It is a very natural kido,’’ he study of the human said. “That rounds it movements and it’s out right very social.’’ there. It keeps you grounded socially and physically.’’


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f you know someone living with Alzheimer’s or other dementia, you’re not alone. It’s estimated that one in three people are familiar with someone suffering from the disease. And if nothing changes, the prevalence of dementia in B.C. could more than double in the next 30 years, says Jane Hope, the local support and education coordinator for the Alzheimer Society of B.C. And it’s pretty obvious that people suffering from dementia and their families need information, services and support. Last year, the annual Cowichan Valley Alzheimer’s walk raised $10,525. And these funds ensure these individuals and family can connect with the province-wide information network, says Hope. The society’s services in the Valley include a support and information group and First Link, an early intervention program that helps families who are dealing with a diagnosis of Alzheimer’s disease or other dementias. Hope estimates that this year’s walk — the valley’s fourth — will raise even more funds and attract more than last year’s 120 participants. She says the walk traditionally draws people whose lives are impacted by people with dementia.

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Sara Ogden, Keyona Keir, and Darla Browne were among the participants in last year’s Walk for Memories for Alzheimer Society of BC at the Cowichan Sportsplex “People who are caring for someone with dementia will experience the challenges associated with the disease in their own unique way.” “The walk is meaningful to them and this year’s event is dedicated to all caregivers,” says Hope. “Their roles can be extremely challenging,” she adds. She says the society’s annual fundraiser is looking for volunteers and is hoping that par-

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f you know that when you eat neeps and chappit tatties you’re enjoying turnips and mashed potatoes, it could be you’ve studied the Scottish dialect. More likely you’re Scottish, of Scottish ancestry — or simply a fan of all things Scottish. And you’re probably looking forward to attending a Robbie Burns night to celebrate the birth of that country’s national poet. At the Duncan Travelodge, the Cowichan Pipers and Drummers Society will host the traditional evening with guests tenor Ken Lavigne, the Cowichan Highland Dancers and the band’s Barley Jar group, featuring soloist Gord Pollock with Pat Morrison, Rick Day and Bill Dingee. The band’s 24 pipers and 12 drummers will be led by pipe major Gord Pollock through nine tunes ranging from Scottish traditional to contemporary, says piper Wayne Coombs. Dave Hjalmarson will offer the time-honoured address to the haggis, while poet Burns’ “immortal memory” will be toasted by Frank Nichols, he said. The annual event — it’s traditionally sold out — and the smaller St. Andrew’s party in the fall, are fundraisers for the society, and the evening includes a silent auction.




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George Brewster, 88, dances with Frances Turner, 96, during a Robbie Burns dinner event hosted by Brewster last year at the Moose Lodge. “Our kilts alone each cost $900,” Coombs says. Add the additional cost of sporran, belt and Glengarry (hat) the bill can reach $1000, he added. An old time Scottish gala is planned to honour Burns at the Chemainus Legion. Entertainment includes the Highland Dancers, Rick Bookham, Roderick Beaton, Wes Everett, Sandy Jasper and Steve Tozer and the Seniors’ Drop-in Centre Men’s Choir.

Your ticket What: Robbie Burns Celebrations When: Saturday, Jan. 28 Where: At the Travelodge Duncan, doors open 5 p.m.; program starts 7 p.m. Chemainus, at the Legion, cocktails 6 p.m.; honours 6:30 p.m.; dinner 7 p.m. Tickets: Duncan, adults $45, under 16, $25, 250-748-4772 or Chemainus, $25 from Legion members or the Legion lounge.

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y the way, did you hear: • Four Cowichan ¿rms are among the nominees for the Vancouver Island Business Excellence Awards, Thursday in Langford. Partially sponsored by another local ¿rm — Hayes Stewart Little Chartered Accountants — the 12th-annual event recognizes the best in Vancouver Island business. The Cowichan ¿nalists are: Merridale Ciderworks (Hospitality/Tourism Business of the Year). Western Forest Products (Forestry/Wood Products Company of Year), Island Savings Credit Union (Insurance/Financial Services) and double nominee 49th Parallel Grocery (Business of the Year over 50 employees, and Retailer of the Year). • Michael and Lindsay Frehlick tell us Duncan Lanes is ¿ghting cancer in the ¿rst Knockdown Cancer Campaign. Throughout the month of January, the local alley will be donating 25 cents from every paid shoe rental to the Canadian Cancer Society. It will also donate 100 per cent of shoe rental pro¿ts on the last weekend of the month, Friday, Jan. 27 to Sunday Jan. 29. • Jeanne Wilkinson tells us Cobble Hill Legion members Yurie Wiens, Alan May and Bob Wilkinson were pleased to hand over a cheque for $2,000 to Mill Bay’s CMS Food Bank last month. • General manager Jason Lowe tells us Ar-

butus Ridge Golf Club has big plans as it gears up to celebrate its 25-year anniversary in 2012. Construction of Arbutus Ridge Golf Club began on March 17, 1987 and opened with nine holes on May 13, 1988. • Rilla Hewer and Maggie Chambers passed along the Cowichan Hospital Auxiliary’s thanks to the Sikh community for its annual donation of fresh and delicious Indian food to the annual fall sale. The auxiliary raised a whopping $3,500 in a few short hours. • Friends of Richard and Victoria Wood, owners of Woodview Bed and Breakfast in Shawnigan Lake, surprised them on their recent milestone of becoming Canadian citizens. Mary Ann Watson tells us the friends, including Rick Restell, Roy Davies and Mike Hanson planned to host a little celebration complete with prose at Moziro Coffee to offer their congratulations. • Pieter Hovens, curator of the National Museum of Ethnology, Leiden, The Netherlands is researching the Dutch missionaries involved with the mission among the Cowichans and the Kuper Island Residential School. 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: Lydia Kinnear Occupation: retired Age: 104 Hometown: Wolseley, Sask If you get a chance go see: Cary Grant movies, he’s a good actor Right now I am reading: The Daily I’m listening to: classical Most people don’t know I: worked in the children’s department at Eaton’s in Victoria Proudest or happiest moment: moving from the Prairies to Victoria Biggest fear: snakes, they used to crawl out of the cement on the veranda at the Wolseley farmhouse If I was appointed queen of the valley I would: wish people a better time Before I die: I’d like to stay cheerful and look on the bright side of things Words I live by: live day by day Andrew Leong


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the volcanic Lost Pirate Island – singing and dancing the whole way.” Nilsson expected local toddlers to be stoked during Wednesday’s Alien antics. “They’re yelling and screaming until the end of the show; it’s like rock ‘n’ roll for kids,” the veteran stage technician said of her past Backyardigans’ experience. “These characters are on TV, so their TV show has come to life on stage and the kids call out the names for the audience.” Quest for the Extra Ordinary Aliens is among the company’s roster of other theatrical productions, including Max & Ruby: Bunny Party and Toopy and Binoo and the Marshmallow Moon.

musical expedition as The Backyardigans become Daring Detectives, Cookie Security Guards and Space Ace Reporters who travel in hot pursuit of a mysterious space ship and its missing passengers — the cookie-crumbing

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ock ‘n’ roll for kids comes to the Cowichan Theatre during another visit by The Backyardigans. The theatre’s Nikki Nilsson saw a previous undersea production of TV’s Backyardigans and reckons pre-schoolers will have a blast during this week’s Quest for the Extra Ordinary Aliens. “They have larger-thanlife costumes, and need guidance to get on and off stage because they can’t see very well from in there.” The Backyardigans gang — Pablo the penguin, Tyrone the moose, Uniqua the purple-spotted creature, Tasha the hippo, and Austin the kangaroo — are little fans’ ¿ve highspirited preschool friends whose zany imaginations are followed on Treehouse TV in Canada. “Quest for the Extra Ordinary Aliens takes the audience on a non-stop

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Photographers Photographersneeded neededtotohonour honourand andcelebrate celebratewomen women Notice has been served to all Cowichan photographers who love to honour and celebrate women. The Cowichan Women Against Violence Society is holding a photography contest with a theme of exactly that. All entries will be displayed during the Feb. 18 Vagina Monologues event at the Cowichan

Theatre. CWAV is partnering with the Vagina Monologues team in a fundraising effort to support counselling programs for Cowichan women and children. CWAV Society believes the theme and timing of this event coincides well with the Mar. 8 International Day of Women in recognizing the

importance of the many contributions of women to our society, the organization said in a press release. The contest is open to both professional and amateur shooters. Contact the CWAV office at for contest rules and details. Deadline for entry is Feb. 10.

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sold-out one-night valley audience can expect a down-home kitchen party time at the Cowichan Theatre later this week when the Rankin Family winds up its cross-Canada tour on Vancouver Island. And so far, Rankin family member Cookie Rankin told the News Leader Pictorial from tour stop Swift Current, Saskatchewan, the two-week tour is going great. “We’ve really only just started, but so far this tour is going really well,” she said. Except for the weather, Cookie said she found Swift Current’s -30 C temperature a bit hard to take. “Hot tea helps,” she said. The upcoming concert here will be the Cape Breton-born group’s ¿rst appearance at the Cowichan Theatre. On earlier visits to the Island, they have

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lost interest a bit. That’s when the family took a hiatus as a performing unit, although some continued performing individually. “Then I reached my forties, and I thought ‘I could get back into this,’” she laughs. “There’s something about singing, it comes through and from you – almost like meditating or being in the zone.” Numbers the group has selected to perform in Duncan during what’s tagged as the Rankin Family Acoustic Tour — Up Close and Personal include Fare Thee Well Love, Rise Again, North Country, Never Alone and Straight Into Love. The woman who’s been described as having powerhouse vocals says her

favourite number is Straight Into Love, written by brother Jimmy. It’s more than just a lovely melody, she said. “It’s different from the usual Gaelic Irish Scottish songs – so many of them are about sorrow and despair. This one’s about seizing the moment.” Opening the show will be brother Jimmy, who was named Roots Artist of the Year at this year’s Canadian Country Music Awards. In all, the Rankin family member has collected over 32 awards including a Juno for Best Country Artist, a SOCAN award for Single of the Year (Follow Her Around) and was twice named Entertainer of the Year at the East Coast Music Awards.

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Together, the group has captivated audiences worldwide. It has garnered six Junos, four SOCAN awards, three Canadian Country Music Awards and 15 East Coast Music Awards, including the Directors Special Achievement Award in 2010. The tour winds up in Campbell River on Jan. 29. The family is not planning another tour, Cookie said. They performed throughout Eastern Canada last year. After this 14-day trip that began in Thunder Bay Ontario, they’ll have crossed Canada, she added. Cookie, co-owner with a sister of the Red Shoe Pub in Mabou, Cape Breton Island, now lives in Nashville, Tennessee. Your ticket What: The Rankin family Acoustic Tour – Up Close and Personal When: January 28, 7:30 p.m. Where: Cowichan Theatre Tickets: Sold out – call the theatre box of¿ce 250-748 7529 for more information

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Wednesday, January 25, 2012

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Your Cowichan Valley events calendar Wednesday

Cowichan Consort Auditions: for soloists for the FaurÊ Requiem (soprano — or boy treble — and baritone), and Bach’s Coffee Cantata (soprano, tenor and baritone), 6:30 p.m., Sylvan United Church, Mill Bay. Also Jan. 28 at conductor Robert Mari’s studio. Some acting experience desirable for a performance set for March 10. Contact Mari at 250-743-9839

Althea Cunningham/Birgit Kuit: From the island of Jamaica, the drums of Africa and the contemporary sounds drawing from classic jazz and soul artists (Cunningham) and a rich blend of folk, blues and pop music with delicious instrumentals and soaring harmonies (Kuit), 8 p.m., Duncan Garage Showroom, 330 Duncan Street. Tickets are $12 advance, $15 door. Call 250-748-7246.

Life After Diagnosis: an Introduction to Alzheimer’s disease and related dementias. A free workshop running from 12:30 to 2:30 p.m. at Island Savings Centre Nitinat Room, 2687 James St. Preregistration is required as space is limited. Call toll-free 1-800-462-2833 or email or Cowichan Toastmasters #950: Are you looking for a social, enjoyable way to learn to

NOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARING OFFICIAL SETTLEMENT PLAN AMENDMENT BYLAW No. 3569 ZONING AMENDMENT BYLAW No. 3570 Applicable to Electoral Area D – Cowichan Bay NOTICE is hereby given that a Public Hearing will be held as follows to consider the above noted Amendment Bylaws: DATE: Thursday, February 2, 2012 PLACE: Bench Elementary School, Multi Purpose Room 1501 Cowichan Bay Road Cowichan Bay, BC TIME: 7:00 p.m. OfďŹ cial Settlement Plan Amendment Bylaw No. 3569 proposes to amend Electoral Area D – Cowichan Bay OfďŹ cial Settlement Plan Bylaw No. 925 in order to: • Introduce a Semi Village Residential 2 Zone, with a 0.1 hectare minimum lot size, to allow inďŹ ll development within the Suburban Residential OfďŹ cial Settlement Plan designation. • The Semi Village Residential 2 Zone may be appropriate if there is a community beneďŹ t associated with the application; existing community water and sewer systems have capacity to accommodate the development; the natural hydrology of a site is maintained; and water meters are installed to promote water conservation. Zoning Amendment Bylaw No. 3570 proposes to amend Electoral Area D – Cowichan Bay Zoning Bylaw No. 1015 by creating a new zone – the SR-2 Semi Village Residential 2 Zone, and by rezoning Lot 7, Section 4, Range 6, Cowichan District, Plan 24679, except part in plans 39250 and VIP 60753 (subject property shown outlined below with a solid black line) from R-2 (Suburban Residential) to SR-2 (Semi- Village Residential 2).

speak in front of a group? Toastmasters offers public speaking and leadership training at a reasonable cost. The club meets Wednesday nights at the Duncan Travelodge. Call 250-743-9316 for more information, or visit the blog at Stroke Recovery: The Cowichan Valley Stroke Recovery Coffee Group meets the last Wednesday of every month at various locations. Call 250-

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The purpose of Amendment Bylaw Nos. 3569 and 3570 is to permit a two lot residential subdivision of the subject property. 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 ofďŹ ces up to 4:30 p.m. on the day of hearing. For further information, please call Alison Garnett, Planner I, in the Planning and Development Department at 250-746-2620. The public hearing on February 2, 2012, is to be held by Director L. Iannidinardo, Director L. Duncan 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 ofďŹ ce, 175 Ingram Street, Duncan, BC, from Monday, January 23, 2012, to Thursday, February 2, 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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to noon, Vancouver Island Regional Library, Cowichan Branch. Call 250-746-7661 ext. 5 for information. Bratz Unplugged: Musical brothers Todd and Jeff Smiley play rock and folk-blues favourites Thursdays at 8 p.m. in the Cobblestone Pub, downtown Cobble Hill. No cover. Duncan Badminton Club: Recreational and ladder play. All welcome 8 p,m, Tuesdays and Thursdays, multi-purpose hall, Island Savings Centre, James Street, Duncan. 250-746-4380

Friday Honeyloaf: four veteran musicians from Victoria with vocals to die for, 9 p.m., Crofton Hotel, 1534 Joan Avenue, Crofton. Tickets $10 or three for $25. Call 250-324-2245. Chris Ronald: a beautifully clear tenor voice with refreshingly original, unguardedly personal compositions from an English-born Vancouverite , 8 p.m., Duncan Garage Showroom, 330 Duncan Street. Tickets are $12 advance, $15 door. Call 250-748-7246. Family Literacy Day celebration: featuring a puppet show and crafts from 3 to 5 p.m. at the Cowichan library. The annual national event encourages families to participate together in fun learning activities. Pick up a Passport to Learning, complete and check off at least ďŹ ve activities and submit it at your local branch by closing on Jan. 28 for a chance to win a Robert Munsch book. For more visit or Story Song and Rhyme Time: celebrate family literacy day by bringing your children

under age ďŹ ve to your neighbourhood school library. Everyone welcome. Event starts at 11 a.m. at AB Greenwell, Alexander, Alex Aitken, Bench, Crofton, Discovery, Drinkwater, Ecole Duncan and Somenos, and 1 p.m. at Chemainus, Cobble Hill, Ecole Mill Bay, Khowhemun, Koksilah, Maple Bay, Palsson and Tansor. Call 250-748-3936 for information.

Saturday Stone Vaughn Toole/Midnight Hours: progressive rock from Ladysmith and reggae roots rock from Vancouver in a night of original music, 8 p.m., Duncan Garage Showroom, 330 Duncan Street. Tickets are $12 advance, $15 door. Call 250-748-7246. Ed Peekeekoot: a local guitar player in the styling of Chet Atkins, a songwriter that honours his First Nations heritage, 9 p.m., Crofton Hotel, 1534 Joan Avenue, Crofton. Tickets $15 Call 250-324-2245. Book launch with author Suzi Davis: Local author will be signing Silver Dew, the latest in her bestselling series The Lost Magic, noon to 2 p.m., Volume One Books, 149 Kenneth Street in Duncan. If I Had a Hammer: Mr. Musiklus Ron Klusmeier leads an open choral workshop in a fundraiser for Sylvan Youth Global Village Build Projects. If you love to sing and want to take advantage of singing under the direction of a truly gifted director, then here is your opportunity! The session runs from 1 to 4 p.m. at the Sylvan United Church, 985 Shawnigan Mill Bay Rd. Suggested donation $10. For more call 250-743-4301

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MICHAUD, Felix Joseph Passed away peacefully at the Lodge on 4th in Ladysmith on January 17, 2012. Born on June 14, 1932 in Zenon Park, Saskatchewan. Predeceased by his wife Elizabeth (2006); brothers Hector, Lou and Charlie; sisters Florence and Marguerite. Survived by brother Richard; daughter Sharon; son Garry; grandchildren Stephani, Shaun, Staci, Ellyne and Renee; great-grandchildren Katelynn, DJ, Jakob and Adalia; sisters-in law Bea and Bella; also numerous nieces and nephews. Visitation will be held at Sands Funeral Chapel, 187 Trunk Road in Duncan on Friday, January 27, 2012 from 7:00 pm to 9:00 pm. Funeral Mass will be celebrated at St. Edward's Roman Catholic Church, 2085 Maple Bay Road, Duncan on Saturday, January 28, 2012 at 11:00 am. Father Alfredo Monacelli Celebrant. Condolences may be shared online at If tears could build a stairway, and memories a lane. I would walk right up to Heaven and bring you back again. No farewell words were spoken, No time to say "Goodbye". You were gone before I knew it, and only God knows why. My heart still aches with sadness, and secret tears still flow. What it meant to love you No one can ever know. But now I know you want me to mourn for you no more; To remember all the happy times life still has much in store. Since you'll never be forgotten, I pledge to you today~ A hollowed place within my heart is where you'll always stay. SANDS of DUNCAN 250-746-5212

MCKINNON, Jason Larry John Aug, 27, 1988 – Jan, 19, 2012 It is with great sadness we announce the passing of our beloved son Jason. He passed away from sudden heart complications. Our gentle giant (aka Tree) will be greatly missed. He leaves behind his Mom Sharon, Dad Larry, brothers Christopher (Sonia) and Steven (Shannon), girlfriend Dana, and many aunts, uncles, nephews, nieces, cousins and more friends than you can imagine. He was predeceased by his sister Lana. Jason was born in Duncan and went to school at Maple Bay Elementary, Quamichan Middle School and graduated from Cowichan Secondary. He enjoyed his many years playing baseball, basketball and soccer. Jason received his chief scouting award in 2002. He was a key member of the Cowichan Senior boys’ basketball team that attended the Provincials at the Agrodome in their run to 6th place in 2006. He was also MVP at the Totem Basketball Tournament in Port Alberni in 2006. Jason also played baseball locally before spending 3 years with the Nanaimo Pirates. He obtained a basketball scholarship and played 2 years at UNBC before being recruited to play at VIU. His 6’8’’ frame made him an imposing figure under the boards. He graduated at VIU April, 2011 with a BBA degree. He met the love of his life Dana Bailey, March, 2011. He was working for his uncle Roger and Rob Fuller at McKinnon and Associates as Executive Director of the Old House & Spa specializing in Marketing. Jason was in charge of running the Mayors golf tournament fundraiser in Courtenay the past two years. He loved his new apartment on the 9th floor overlooking the Nanaimo harbour with his roommate Evan Gibson. His passion was new and upcoming technologies. Jason could be considered as an innovator. Jason was really enjoying his life. He was smart, kind, caring and a gentle soul that simply enjoyed his family, friends and community. Unfortunately tragedy struck and took him to the Lord. We Thank all the staff at Royal Jubilee Hospital in Victoria for his final 31 days. We will all miss him dearly. A Celebration of Life will take place Sunday, January 29th, 2012 at the Travelodge Duncan (Silver Bridge Conference Center) from 1pm – 4pm. All family and friends are invited to say their final goodbye. No flowers by request. Donations can be made to the Blair McKinnon Foundation in Nanaimo or to the Jason McKinnon Cowichan Basketball Scholarship Fund at the CIBC in Duncan.


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In loving arms, Ray peacefully began his new journey. Ray blessed us with 50 beautiful years. Ray’s gentle nature, courage & humility throughout his life touched many. Predeceased by dad Arthur, survived by mom Hilda, his partner Julie, stepchildren (Kyle & Amber), stepchildren and grandsons (Blake (Kalie), Ajada, Beckett & Bennett); brothers and sister Howard (Karey), John (Celine), Ramona, friend Doug Gamble (Liz), Terry & Ann Welch and numerous family and friends. Our thanks to loving caregivers, medical staff in Victoria and Duncan, ALS Society of BC, and Cowichan Hospice Society, NIchiren Buddhist Society. Join us to celebrate Ray’s life: Sunday, January 29, 2012, 2-4pm; Catered service at the Somenos Hall, 3248 Hwy 18, Duncan BC. Donations in memory gratefully received: ALS Society of BC, Cowichan Hospice Society, and Nichiren Buddhist Society. DOLIWA, Hans Dieter Mar. 22, 1948 - Jan. 19, 2012 Born in Bochum Germany, Hans immigrated to Canada as a young boy. He and his family lived briefly in Bralorne BC where his father Hans Sr. worked in the mines. The family later settled in Crofton where Hans established roots. Predeceased by his brother Lothar and parents Hans Sr. and Hilde, Hans leaves to mourn sisters Karen and Elona, his three children Richard, Brenda, Dianne, cherished grandchildren Melissa, Stephanie, Tyler, Carter and Mitchell. Having lived so many years in Crofton Hans was fortunate to have built a large circle of long-term, supportive friends. In recent years he was always in the company of his faithful companion Tarra. The family invites all friends to join in a celebration of Hans’ life Friday January 27th 1pm at the Crofton Community Centre. Please come to share laughter and memories. In lieu of flowers Hans’ family suggests a donation to Vancouver Children’s Hospital. Condolences may be shared online at SANDS of DUNCAN 250-746-5212

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 fisherman to say the least. Most of his spare time was spent drift fishing 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

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KEEN: Reginald Ian - passed away peacefully with his loving wife by his side on Thursday, January 19, 2012 at Sunridge Place. Reg was born in Victoria, BC on July 1, 1921. Predeceased by his parents; brother, Donald; sister, Winnie; and stepson, Jack Hoggan. Lovingly remembered by his family; wife of 40 years, Edna; children: Patti (Dale) Robertson of Maple Ridge; Wendy (Ron) Rowe of Lacombe; Allan (Gail) of Barhead; and Judy Janet of Calgary, stepson, Ron (Betty) Hoggan, as well as numerous grandchildren and great grandchildren, sisters: Betty Hanson and Kay (Max) Bryant. Having grown up on a farm near Olds, Alberta, Reg was an army veteran of World War II and served in England during the Battle of Britain as a gunner and an ambulance driver. He was an active, dedicated member of Alcoholics Anonymous during most of his forty eight years of continuous sobriety. Reg was a hard worker and a loyal friend. He was always a gentleman with a kind heart and generous spirit. The family wishes to thank Dr. Ismail, the staff on 2nd floor Cowichan District Hospital and staff at Sunridge Place for all the professional care and compassion during Reg’s illness. A Celebration of Life will be held at Sherwood House, 280 Government St., Duncan, B.C., on Saturday, January 28, 2012, at 1:30 P.M. Online condolences may be offered

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COTTON, Sylvia Jane November 7, 1964 Cotton, Sylvia Jane. November 7, 1964. Survived by her husband Ron Cotton and children Zachary, Aaron, and Jared. A resident of Shawnigan Lake, B.C., Sylvia was born in Duncan, B.C. to Robert and Doris Wilson of Lake Cowichan, and passed January 21, 2012 following a brief illness. She is missed by her brothers Rick (Jill), Greg (Sadie) and Jeff (Sarah) along with her nieces and nephews. She is also missed by her parents-in-law Ed and Pat Cotton, and their daughters Rose Marie (Jamie) and Karen (Darrell) and their children. Sylvia is remembered for her contributions to the community, both as an occupational therapist, and particularly for her service to a wide variety of charitable and service organizations during her years in The Hazeltons, B.C. A gathering of family and friends will be held at St. John’s Anglican Church Hall, 3295 Cobble Hill Road at Chapman Road, on Saturday, January 28, 2012 at 2 p.m. In lieu of flowers, Sylvia asked that donations be made to the Mill Bay or Cowichan Lake branch of the Vancouver Island Regional Library.

Darlene Abuda June 23, 1944 January 18, 2012 Darlene passed away peacefully at home after living a short but creative life. She was an avid and amazing gardener, had a flair for sewing clothes for herself and her daughters, and she created beautiful one of a kind hand painted silk scarves. She was a loving wife to Robert and Mother to Suellen and Tanis, and Grandmother to Keith, Kyle, Amanda and Marissa. She will also be missed by her sister Hope and sister in law Maureen as well as her extended family and friends. Thank you for all the wonderful memories and touching all our lives. A Celebration of Life Ceremony will be held at her residence on February 5th at 2 pm.

COMMUNITY ANNOUNCEMENTS COMING EVENTS 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 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!!!

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 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


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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

Automotive Technician

Become a Psychiatric Nurse - train locally via distance education, local and/or regional clinical placements and some regional classroom delivery. Wages start at $30.79/hr to $40.42/hr. This 23 month program is recognized by the CRPNBC. Gov’t funding may be available. Toll-free 1-87-STENBERG

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

TRAVEL TIMESHARE CANCEL YOUR Timeshare. No Risk Program. Stop mortgage & maintenance payments today. 100% Money back guarantee. Free Consultation. Call us now. We can help! 1-888-356-5248.

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CHILDREN CHILDCARE AVAILABLE STARCHILD CENTRE New Quality Daycare. Open House & registration – January 28th, 10amnoon & 2-4pm. Daycare and classes begin February 1st. Full days - infants and toddlers ages 0 to 3 yrs old, extended hours available. Before and after school care for school age children Starchild Centre incorporates Montessori, Waldorf and Nature-based philosophies, methods and pedagogical materials. Qualified Infant/toddler Early Childhood Educators. 992 Nightingale Road, Mill Bay. (250) 929-3240.

Required by Budget Brake and Muffler, Duncan Call (250)715-1573 or email resumes and references to:


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FOODSAFE AT Island Savings Centre, Jan. 28th & Feb. 25th courses 8:30-4:30 $65. 250746-4154

MEDICAL TRAINEES needed now! Hospitals and Doctors need well trained staff. No experience needed! Local training and job placement available. Call for more info! 1-888-748-4126.

MACHINIST wanted. Full or part time at a small jobbing in Chemainus. Must be able to weld. Experience in heavy equipment repair machining, hydraulic cylinder repair, etc., or call Fred (250) 436-0026.

We offer offer aa great great working workingenvironment environment with withaa We competitive base base salary salary and and commission commission plan competitive plan coupled coupled with aa strong strong benefi benefits ts package, package, please please forward forward your your with resume with a cover letter by February 15 to: resume with a cover letter by March 4 to: The Cowichan News Leader Pictorial Attn: Bill Macadam #2 5380 Trans Canada Hwy Duncan, BC V9L 6W4


LEMARE GROUP is seeking a certified heavy duty mechanic and an experienced off-highway logging truck driver for the North Vancouver Island area. Full time union wages. Send resume by fax to 250-9564888 or by email to

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



EDUCATION/TRADE SCHOOLS ACCOUNTING AND Payroll Trainees needed. Large & small firms depend on certified A&P professionals. No experience needed! Local career training and job placement available. 1-888-424-9417. AIRLINES ARE Hiring- Train for high paying Aviation Maintenance Career. FAA approved program. Financial aid if qualified- Housing available. Call Aviation Institute of Maintenance (877)818-0783.





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If you are new to the Neighbourhood call one of these representatives for your FREE Basket of Gifts. Community Welcome David Diana Pam

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Canadian Corporation backing Questions? PHONE OR COME INTO THE OFFICE AT CORONATION AND BRAE. Local people supporting the Cowichan Valley. We live here, we work here, we play here

We know there are hundreds of singles in our community. Advertise your single status seven times per week (up to 10 lines of text) for FREE! Don’t have an email address to publish in your ad? Rent one of our file numbers for $10/month. *must be 19 years of age to participate


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EXPERIENCED PARTS Person required for progressive auto/industrial supplier. Hired applicant will receive top wages, full benefits and RRSP bonuses plus moving allowances. Our 26,000 sq.ft. store is located 2.5 hours N.E. of Edmonton, Alberta. Send Resumes to: Sapphire Auto, Box 306, Lac La Biche, AB, T0A 2C0. Email: See our community at

The successful candidate will have a university or college education or two years of sales experience. The ability to build relationships with clients and offer superior customer service is a must. The winning candidate will be a team player and have the ability to work in a fast paced environment with a positive attitude.


CAREER OPPORTUNITIES GREAT CAREER Opportunity in Oil and Gas Industry! Looking for young energetic individual with Class 1 license interested in learning to operate a Pile Installation truck/equipment in the Fort St. John, BC area. Opportunity to achieve full time steady work making great wages and benefits. Fax or email resumes to: 1888-731-8027 or Check us out!

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DATING SERVICE. LongTerm/Short-Term Relationships, free to try!!! 1-877-2979883. Live intimate conversation, Call: #7878 or 1-888-5346984. Live adult 1on1. Call: 1866-311-9640 or #5015. Meet Local Single Ladies. 1-877804-5381. (18+).

WANTED SINGLE female between 22 & 43, who would like a loyal, responsible man who’s lovable, cute and a fighter for rights, who will be loyal to each other. Long term relationship/matrimony. Reply to File A 962, c/o the News Leader Pictorial, #2-5380 Trans Canada Highway, Duncan, BC V9L 6W4

EVEREADY Bunny man 50 and single, seeks a really nice Eveready Bunny woman who’s carrot patch is in the Cowichan Valley. You should be a nonsmoking rabbit, who likes her Marley-moments. Reply to File A960, c/o the News Leader Pictorial, #2-5380 Trans Canada Highway, Duncan, BC, V9L 6W4


The Cowichan News Leader Pictorial has an immediate opening for a News Leader Daily Sales Representative.

LEMARE GROUP in Port McNeill is seeking an Accounts Payable Clerk to join our team. Your skill set should include strong organization skills, effective time management, attention to details, excellent communication skills, computer literate and accounting knowledge. Fax resume to 250956-4888 or email


Nanaimo Based Log Scaling Co. is seeking motivated students. Course to Start in March (5 days/week.) Government Exam in June. E-mail for further info.


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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

A driver’s license, the use of your own vehicle and valid insurance are required. We thank all applicants for their interest but only those selected for an interview will be contacted.

PORT HARDY BC- Journeyman GM Technician required. Full-time competitive pay, bonuses, benefits. Aval. immediately. Send resume to or fax (250)949-7440 Attention Cory Klassen.






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Deliver the News Leader Pictorial on Wednesdays & Fridays AND SHAPE UP PERMANENT CARRIERS REQUIRED ON THE FOLLOWING ROUTES: CHEMAINUS 455850 – View St (56 papers) 455900 – Ash, Creegan, Cook, Garner, Victoria (96 papers 455902 – Cochrane, Maxwell, Robertson, Victoria (38 papers) 455950 – Channel, Echo Heights, Humbird, Sunset (62 papers) 455952 – Chapman, McKay, Victoria (31 papers) 456202 – Cedar, Fir, Oak (94 papers) 456250 – Alder, Chemainus, Cypress, Croft, Laurel, Legion, Mill, Spruce, Willow, Victoria (102 papers) COWICHAN BAY 253410 – Fenwick, Gillis, Pritchard, Wilmot (39 papers) 253452 – Alder Glen, Maple Glen, Ordano, George (62 papers) 253502 – Botwood, 1659-1846 Cowichan Bay Rd, Wessex (71 papers) CROFTON 503602 – Babine Pl/Rd, Osborne Bay Rd, Peterson (39 papers) 503650 – Arthur, Coronation, Edmund, Emily, Musgrave (71 papers) DUNCAN 100510 – Jaynes, Quamichan Park Pl/Rd, Rothwell Pl/Rd (45 papers) 101100 – Birch, Brier, Rosewood, Sycamore, Tzouhalem (86 papers) 104505 – Brandt, Bright, Cormorant, Glenora (49 papers) MAPLE BAY 153910 – Churchill, Grant, 1569-1785 Maple Bay Rd (56 papers) SHAWNIGAN LAKE 354252 – Catalina, Dandelion, Forest Grove, McKean, Penny, Poplar, Portree, Scobhal, Welcome, Worthington (63 papers) 354275 – Ravenhill, Skrimshire (42 papers) 354370 – 2785 Wallbank Rd (Shawnigan Lake MHP) (53 papers) *all paper counts are approximates CALL LARA NOW 250-746-4471 Extension 224 EDUCATION/TRADE SCHOOLS




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

Do you ever ask yourself How can _I_ make a difference? Contact us, and together we can plant the seeds of change, because Volunteers Grow Community. 250-748-2133

WORK WANTED HUSBAND FOR HIRE. Nothing but the best. Carpenter, plumber, painter, electrician, pressure washing. Just ask my wife! Call 250-746-4493 or 250-709-1111


THE LEMARE GROUP is seeking a Machinist. Fulltime union wages. Please send resumes by fax to (250)956-4888 or by email to T-MAR INDUSTRIES located in Campbell River is hiring for the position of Journeyman Heavy Duty Mechanic. Position comes with a competitive benefit package and applicant must possess a valid driver’s license. Contact Joe Fornari. Mail: 5791 Duncan Bay Road, Campbell River BC V9H 1N6 Fax: 250-286-9502 Email: TUG SKIPPER Full time senior & junior positions available. Minimum Limited Master & 60GT Certificate required. Apply or fax to (250) 9745216

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ANNUAL STOREWIDE SALE. Full month of February. Highway Antique Emporium, Hwy #1 @ Chemainus. Daily 10am-5pm, 36 dealers, 5200 sq ft. Discounts ranging to 35% off.

DUNCAN, MOVING. Covered Sale, Sat Jan 28, 8 - 1. 5932 Stonehaven Dr., off Cowichan Lake Rd., (not Gibbins) approx 3 blocks past Hospital.


“Lucky” Dean Passed away peacefully January 18, 2012, beloved dog & best friend of Nicole Dean. Lucky touched the lives of everyone who knew him and will be missed by all especially Nicole “Kalua, Diesel & Chip” Rest in peace Lucky, you are incredible.

GARAGE SALES * Great bargains

HERITAGE PAWN BARGAINS!! Fortress 4-wheel scooter, Dewalt 12-inch mitre saw, snare drum, Nuance surround speakers, trumpets, air pistol, Icom VHF handheld radio. 430 Whistler. 250-746-9810. STEEL BUILDINGS For all uses! Beat the 2012 steel increase. Make an offer on selloff models at factory and save thousands now! Call for free Brochure, 1-800-668-5111 ext. 170.


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in good condition Viking, rubber boot style size 11 Call Cowichan Bay


FREE ITEMS FREE: Purchased new furniture and need current furniture gone. You pick up, McKinstry Rd area. Non-smoking house, Cat/Dog allergy warning. Matching sofa, loveseat, wingback chair (Hunter green with some coloured stripes). Some cat scratches, but very comfy! Recliner - rose coloured velour type material. Photos can be emailed. 250-746-7379, email

FIR and CEDAR firewood for sale, $175 cord. Phone 250749-4180

Firewood $200/cord, split &

REAL ESTATE COMMERCIAL/INDUSTRIAL FIRST Class office space for rent behind RONA in Cobble Hill. Up to 2500 sq ft. Shared office support available as well as storage and yard space. Call Grant at 733-3202

MOBILE HOMES & PARKS JEWELS, FURS BUY, SELL, Watches, Estate Jewellery, Gold, Diamonds, Repairs, Custom designs. St. Thomas Gold & Silver, 895 Fort Street, Victoria, 250-3807698.

MEDICAL SUPPLIES CAN’T GET Up Your Stairs? Acorn Stairlifts can help. Call Acorn Stairlifts now! Mention this ad and get 10% off your new Stairlift! Call 1-866-9815991

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

OTHER AREAS NAPLES FLORIDA Area! Bank Acquired Condos Only $169,900. Same unit sold for $428,895. Own your brand new condo for pennies on the dollar in warm, sunny SW Florida! Walk to over 20 restaurants/100 shops! Must see. Ask about travel incentives. Call 1-866-959-2825, ext 15.



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MILLWRIGHT JOURNEYMAN- BCTQ certification mandatory. Fulltime opening at West Coast Reduction Ltd in Vancouver. Competitive wage and benefits. Email resumes to


5 CORDS of Mill ends, $295 delivered. Or you pick up, $50 pickup load. Call us at (250)416-0069.

Apply in person to Mark at 7281 Trans Canada Hwy in Duncan.

KINGLAND FORD - Journeyman Small Engine Technician wanted - Rigging boats packages, repairs & maintenance on ATV, Marine, Power Equipment and Motorcycles. Fax: 1 (867) 874-2843 Email resume:



If you appreciate customers and are physically fit then apply to work in our lumber yard; forklift certification an asset; must have valid Class 5 Drivers License. Wages commensurate with experience.



MERCHANDISE FOR SALE REIKI, REFLEXOLOGY or Massage in the comfort of your home. Call for appt. (778)422-1412

Yard Worker Wanted

HOME BASED Business. We need serious and motivated people for expanding health & wellness industry. High speed internet and phone essential. Free online training.


GET BACK ON TRACK! Bad credit? Bills? Unemployed? Need Money? We Lend! If you own your own home - you qualify. Pioneer Acceptance Corp. Member BBB. 1-877987-1420. IF YOU own a home or real estate, Alpine Credits can lend you money: It’s that simple. Your credit/age/income is not an issue. 1-800-587-2161. M O N E Y P R OV I D E R . C O M . $500 Loan and +. No Credit Refused. Fast, Easy, 100% Secure. 1-877-776-1660.


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SEASONED FIREWOOD Vancouver Island’s largest firewood producer offers firewood legally obtained during forest restoration, large cords. Help restore your forest, 1-877-902-WOOD.

FURNITURE CHERRYWOOD dining room set, 10 padded chairs, w/2 leaves & 2 buffets, ex. cond. $600 obo. (250)710-1779 FREE: Purchased new furniture and need current furniture gone. You pick up, McKinstry Rd area. Non-smoking house, Cat/Dog allergy warning. Matching sofa, loveseat, wingback chair (Hunter green with some coloured stripes). Some cat scratches, but very comfy! Recliner - rose coloured velour type material. Photos can be emailed. 250-746-7379, email SOFA, RECLINER and ottoman, all sage green and a coffee table, all very good condition. Call 250-246-4436.

CAN’T GET Up your stairs? Acorn Stairlifts can help! No obligation consultation. Comprehensive warranty. Can be installed in less than 1 hour. Call now 1-866-981-6591.



2 BDRM apt located in Tansor Industrial Park, F/S, W/D, elec/gas heat, large sundeck, N/P. Avail now. $800. 250701-1914 or (250)701-1919 2-BDRM WATERFRONT apt., Cow. Bay / Cherry Point area. Quiet, cat ok. $800./mo. Feb. 1st. (250)510-6942.


Become a Psychiatric Nurse in your own community There is an urgent need for more Registered Psychiatric Nurses (RPN), particularly outside the urban areas of the province. And with the workforce aging – the average age of a Registered Psychiatric Nurse in BC is 47 years – the number of retirees from the profession is exceeding the number of graduates. Entry-level earnings start at $30.79/hour to $40.42/hour. Train Locally – The only program of its kind in BC, students can learn within their local communities via distance education, local and/or regional clinical placements, and some regional classroom delivery. This 23 month program is accredited by the College of Registered Psychiatric Nurses of BC (CRPNBC). Government student loans, Employment & Labour Market Services (ELMS), band funding & other financing options available to qualified applicants.

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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.

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

DUNCAN, CHARMING 2-3 bdrm cottage and detached studio. Woodstove, Southeast facing deck, nature views, private, extensive gardens, $1100-$1200 mo, 5 appls, N/S, no dogs. 250-715-0484. 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 LAKE COW. Reno’d 5-bdrm house. One home or 2 sep. suites. W/D. $1500.+ utils. Mar. 1st. 1-250-653-9898. 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. YOUBOU- LAKE view, reno’d 3bdrm W/D, woodstove, refs, $950. 1-250-653-9898.

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.

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Hawks holding onto top spot in rec hockey

Down to the wire: Bruins and Titans still in the running with time running out Don Bodger

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Duncan Skating Club teams did well in the B.C. and Yukon open synchro skating championships in Surrey. The Mini Duncanettes Beginner II team placed second. Back row, from left, are: Grace Haugen, DelRae Olson, Ashley Oud, Ryley MacDonald, Daelyn Coomber, Samantha MacLean, Rebecca Sanders and Sonja McCormack. Front: Paiton Douglas, Elle Lucas, Jessica Mosewich, Peyton Kong, Rylee Smith, Camryn Visscher, Drew Kuipers and Michelle Barnes. The Elementary Duncanettes placed third. Back row, from left, are: Payton Bell, Megan Lassche, Anna Brancato, Cassie Bowdery, Kyra Gurski and Paula Bell. Front: Rebecca Sanders, Samantha MacLean, Haley Dragicevich, Hannah Kushner, Jenna Batty and Sophia Hodgins.

layers in the Mill Bay Rec Hockey League are bracing themselves for a frantic ¿nish. Teams are now into the ¿nal three or four games of the regular-season schedule. A pair of ties Sunday night clouded the ¿nal order of ¿nish even more for the top four teams. The Bruins and Buccaneers played to a 4-4 tie and the Titans battled the Hawks to a 2-2 tie at Kerry Park Arena. The Hawks lead the pack with 32 points, with the Bruins at 29, Titans at 28 and Buccaneers at 25. The Bucs’ tie was costly, putting them out of the running for ¿rst place. But the other three are still alive. The Titans-Hawks battle had a strange twist to it. “It’s the most controversial play I’ve had in my league in 14 years,’’ said president Al Johnson. The Titans had a 2-1 lead after the ¿rst 14 minutes and thought they’d added to the total in the dying seconds of the ¿rst period. But a goal right at the buzzer was ruled too late by the referee. Instead of being down 2-1, the Hawks eventually came back to tie it and held the Titans scoreless the rest of the way. “The rami¿cations of that call, the ripple effect not only affected the Hawks and Titans, it also affected the Bucs and Bruins,’’ said Johnson. League play resumes on Sunday and the following Sunday, Feb. 5, is the conclusion when ¿nal standings will be determined. Tanner Wiersma of the Hawks continues to lead the league in scoring with 56 points. A.J. Dzhevelekyan of the Bruins and the Bucs’ Trevor Gicas are tied for second, but well back of Wiersma with 44 points apiece. Brent Scyrup of the Titans has moved into ninth with 34 points. He’s also in line to become the sixth player in league history to reach 1,000 points, currently at 991. “It’s a big thing,’’’ said Johnson. “We hand out a plaque at the all-star game.’’ John Shearing, Jeff Bird, Bill Smith, Mark Martin and Mike Wadsworth are the exclusive 1,000-point club members.

BCHL schedule pared to 56 games

Governor’s meeting: Caps like the idea mid-week games will be virtually eliminated Don Bodger

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ajor changes are coming next season in the B.C. Hockey League, including a reduced schedule and a new division alignment. Cowichan Valley Capitals’ majority owner Stew Gordon represented the team at the semi-annual governor’s meeting in Richmond where it was decided to pare the number of regular-season games from 60 to 56. A showcase event to start the season will be arranged at one site where each team will play two games. “All the scouts will come from everywhere,’’ said Gordon. “That voted in right away. We’ve got to get going with scheduling.’’ Teams will be able to bid to host the showcase. Bids are being accepted up until Feb. 1 before the site is selected.

The showcase concept has successfully operated in the Alberta and Saskatchewan Junior Hockey Leagues. The only difference is the two games each BCHL team plays will count in the standings. Following the showcase, that will leave each team to play 54 games — 27 at home and away. That’s down from the previous 30. “That way, it’s way better for the Caps,’’ said Gordon. “We’ll probably get rid of every single mid-week game except for the odd Sunday which is huge for us.’’ The bottom line is BCHL teams are not doing well ¿nancially, with expenses far outweighing revenues. “It becomes a governor issue and an owner issue,’’ commented Caps’ associate coach and general manager Jim Ingram. “They’re the ones playing the bills. “You can’t continue to run a business at a de¿cit.’’ Part of that means reducing expen-

sive ferry costs so the Caps will play in a newly-formed Island Division with Nanaimo, Alberni Valley, Victoria and Powell River. The Mainland Division will include Coquitlam, Surrey, Langley, Chilliwack and Prince George. The Island and Mainland Divisions together will still form the Coastal Conference. The new Interior Conference alignment will include Merritt, Salmon Arm, Trail, Penticton, Westside and Vernon. A couple of crucial issues still need to be decided. One is the roster size that has drawn the ire of most BCHL teams this season. The 21-man arrangement has left teams scrambling for af¿liate players when confronted with injuries. It’s likely the league will add one to make 22-man rosters. A new playoff format also needs to be worked out. Clubs are being asked to submit ideas to the BCHL of¿ce.

Andrew Leong

Using his head is Tyrone Shakespeare of Duncan Christian School while tangled up with Malcolm Hewstan of Shawnigan Lake School and others Äghting for a rebound during a midget boys’ basketball game at the DCS gym Thursday. Shawnigan won 59-28 over DCS.

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Wednesday, January 25, 2012

Jory among the top young athletes taking Olympians’ messages to heart

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The valley’s top 20 Youth Athletes of the Year for 2011 greatly appreciated the messages delivered to them by Olympians Anna-Marie deZwager and Emily Zurrer during the Jan. 2 awards luncheon. “As dedicated athletes themselves, the wisdom and poise they both possess is something I hope to acquire as I continue

in sport,’’ writes No. 12 top athlete Sam Jory, pictured. “What was really important was the fact that they had both expressed the same problem that every athlete has had: facing the reality of goals unattained. In the past, I have struggled with this disappointing aspect of being an athlete, but deZwager

and Zurrer are right. “How an athlete surpasses the obstacles and challenges they face truly defines who they are. As ambitious as I may be, their lesson taught me the importance of re-evaluating my athletic and personal endeavours so I can achieve success in all areas of my life.’’

Brentwood sweeps series School rivals: Atmosphere electric for basketball and hockey games with Shawnigan Don Bodger

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rentwood College scored a hat trick in major sports competitions during the past week against rival Shawnigan Lake School. Brentwood took two basketball victories on Shawnigan’s home court and topped it off with a win in the showcase hockey game between the two schools Saturday night at Kerry Park Arena. A senior boys’ basketball league game Thursday ended in a convincing 54-30 win for Brentwood. Brentwood was only up by three points at the half before pulling away. “It was a pretty ugly game,’’ said Brentwood coach Blake Gage. Even though the calibre of the game wasn’t the greatest, the atmosphere was fantastic. “Lots of kids out,’’ said Gage. “The crowd was great. “It’s an amazing atmosphere. It’s a terri¿c opportunity for these kids to play in a situation like that.’’ Alex Park came off the bench and provided the spark for Brentwood, making two big three-pointers. “His energy and defensive toughness really triggered us,’’ said Gage. Jordan Charles had 16 points and David Lawrence added 14 to lead the scoring.


Shawnigan coach Vito Pasquale echoed Gage’s sentiments about the quality of the game. “I think it was terrible all-around,’’ he said. “That was our ¿rst game in over a month.’’ Pasquale was missing a key guard, but didn’t see that as an excuse. “That doesn’t make up for a 20-point loss,’’ he said. “They’re better than us, top to bottom, and that showed. “We played a great ¿rst half and kept the game low-scoring. They battled them because it’s a rival game.’’ Pasquale pinpointed a 7-0 run led by Lawrence as the turning point. “We don’t have the ¿repower this year,’’ he said. “We’re still trying to ¿gure out how and where we’re going to score.’’ Shawnigan made a trip to Los Angeles after Christmas without its full lineup and lost the four games it played against very good competition. “It was an experience,’’ said Pasquale. “The boys had a good time. We played two very good teams. Two teams we should have competed with and we didn’t.’’ Pasquale was pleased how his team played Friday at Woodlands in a 5349 win. Another game against Notre Dame Saturday ended in a 72-58 loss. Meanwhile, Brentwood topped the ¿eld in a four-team girls’ round robin

tournament at Shawnigan Friday and Saturday. Brentwood beat Cedar 49-41 Friday, with Madlen Anderson scoring 14 points in the second half alone. The big match with Shawnigan Saturday brought a 57-30 win, similar to the boys’ score. “I was really happy with the overall weekend, but that game especially,’’ said Brentwood coach Marlese Plater. “I felt the team really played together.’’ Spencer Manton had the hot hand with 18 points while player of the game Ashley Chuckry netted 14 and Ailish Tinney had 10. Brentwood ¿nished on top after a 46-43 win over Kwalikum. Anderson exploded for 21 points and Manton won player of the game honours for her great two-way effort. Cedar ¿nished second, Kwalikum third and Shawnigan fourth. “The highlight of our three games was our game versus Kwalikum,’’ said Shawnigan coach Darrin Austin of a tight 56-53 loss. Brentwood nipped Shawnigan 4-3 in hockey action between the schools. “It was a good event for both schools regardless of the outcome,’’ said Brentwood coach Mike Flynn. Cristian Jegodtka, Joey Robb, Nick Ridenour and Jake Balfe scored for Brentwood. Brendon Harrison, Zach Ritchie-Harding and Max Charles replied for Shawnigan Lake.

Andrew Leong, Don Bodger

Showing their school colours and spirit for Shawnigan Lake, top left, are: Alex Swainson, Haydn Evans and Sean Thornber. Above, Jordan Charles of Brentwood protects the ball against Dejustice Sears-Duru of Shawnigan in boys’ basketball action Thursday. Visiting BCS won 54-30. Below, Brentwood’s Emily Hindson drives inside during Saturday girls’ basketball tournament play at Shawnigan Lake and gets ready to challenge the defence of Shawnigan’s Ellie Lottsfeldt.


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Wednesday, January 25, 2012

Cowichan News Leader Pictorial A33

DCS boys not to blame for Notre Dame game result

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The Duncan Christian School Chargers senior boys’ basketball team hosted Notre Dame of Vancouver Friday and lost 84-47. Notre Dame came out like a house on fire, scoring 34 points in the first quarter, while DCS only managed nine. Notre Dame roared into a 15-0 lead before DCS scored its first points.

Field reduced to four

Dorby thwarts tie try

QMS tournament: DCS tops one-day round robin event Don Bodger

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Bouncing around: Schedule shuffle the norm during a crazy weekend Don Bodger

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t was a strange week for high school basketball, with cancellations and rescheduled games due to the weather. The Cowichan Thunderbirds senior boys’ AAA squad was supposed to play in Port Alberni last Tuesday and at home against Claremont Friday, but both games were shelved. Instead, the T-Birds went to St. Michael’s University School in Victoria for an exhibition game Saturday and eked out a 49-47 win. Jerod Dorby led a balanced Cowichan attack with 13 points. Willy Jeklin added 12, Mitch Knippelberg had 10 and Andrew Larson contributed nine. St. Michael’s had a chance to tie in the dying seconds, but Dorby tipped the ball. Cowichan played well throughout the game despite an unexpected layoff that amounted to a week since its appearance at the Pitt Meadows Air Show tournament. Meanwhile, the Mount Prevost Challenge junior boys’ exhibition tournament was cancelled. Mount Prevost had a great lineup of teams that included Vancouver College, St. Michael’s, Dover Bay, Vanier, Phoenix, Brentwood and Ballenas joining host Prevost but the weather curtailed travel plans. The tournament cannot be rescheduled due to time constraints. Prevost’s overall record is now 8-1 after a 10-point loss on the weekend to St. Michael’s. Prevost had beaten St. Michael’s by 12 in a previous meeting. The team is at the Vanier tournament this weekend.

Douglas Groenendijk accounted for the bulk of the DCS scoring with 21 points while Josh Klassen, pictured, added 11 against the tough Notre Dame defence. Jesse VanWingerden contributed six. The DCS boys are back in action Wednesday at Frances Kelsey and host a team from Bella Bella Thursday.

Andrew Leong

Rebound hound Rachael Bakker of Duncan Christian School challenges Parris Stockton of Cowichan on the boards at the Queen Margaret’s Royal Classic senior girls’ basketball tournament Friday. DCS led 21-18 at halftime and pulled away to win 43-24.

everal revisions later, the Queen Margaret’s School Royal Classic senior girls’ basketball tournament wound up with half the original entry. The tournament ¿eld started at eight for the two-day event but was eventually reduced to four teams playing a one-day round robin due to some heavy-duty intervention from the weather. As a result, Richmond Christian, Highland Secondary, Timberline of Campbell River and Frances Kelsey all dropped out. That left Cowichan Secondary, Duncan Christian, Queen Margaret’s and Campbell River Christian to battle it out. The ever-changing tournament draw forced everyone to keep the lines of communication open. “I just told my girls to stay close to the phone,’’ said DCS coach Michelle Nederlof. Duncan Christian ¿nished ¿rst with three wins, Cowichan had two wins for second place, QMS managed a win for third and Campbell River Christian brought up the rear. Cowichan played back-to-back games to open the tournament, beating Campbell River Christian 52-24 and Queen Margaret’s 47-22.


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DCS then sprung into action and rolled past Campbell River Christian 61-17. Megan Groenendijk was the top scorer with 17 points, Jess Wikkerink and Becky Bazinet each had 12 and Rachael Bakker pulled down 15 rebounds. Bazinet was player of the game. DCS returned to the Àoor immediately afterward and beat Cowichan 43-24 that essentially determined top spot. Groenendijk’s 13 points set the pace while Wikkerink and player of the game Rachael Bakker each had 10. Sophie Cutt was the top scorer for Cowichan with seven. QMS got into the win column by defeating Campbell River Christian 40-36 in the next game. QMS then went right back on the Àoor and lost 61-14 to DCS. Groenendijk and Bazinet scored 14 points apiece while Olivia and Rachael Bakker added 12 and 11, respectively. Wikkerink was player of the game. “Our girls did really well,’’ said Nederlof. “We always have trouble playing in that gym for some reason.’’ The Cowichan game, Nederlof said, “was closer than it needed to be at the beginning.’’ She was disappointed a pre-tournament game against Cedar was cancelled. “It’s still kind of a conundrum who’s going to win that head-to-head,’’ said Nederlof.


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Wednesday, January 25, 2012

Lack of goals reaches an urgent point

Islanders in jeopardy

Effort and discipline: Two ingredients necessary for the playoffs Don Bodger

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erry Park Islanders’ coach Brad Scafe might want to try out for a spot on Jeopardy. His Vancouver Island Junior Hockey League squad is already in jeopardy of not lasting long in the playoffs if it doesn’t come up with some answers. “All it requires is effort and discipline,’’ said Scafe. The question that goes with that response would be an easy one for him. “What are the ingredients the Kerry Park Islanders need to get back on track?’’ The Islanders didn’t display either component Thursday at Kerry Park Arena and lost 5-2 to the Campbell River Storm in their lone game of the week. “It was terrible on our aspect of things,’’ said Scafe. “We maybe played eight minutes of good hockey. “Our discipline wasn’t there and our compete (level). It looked like we were out there going through the motions.’’ Scafe knows what the consequences will be if the players don’t get the message soon. “If our guys aren’t willing to compete and work at this time of year, we’re going to be quickly eliminated from the playoffs.’’

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hen it’s not going well on the ice, everything tends to snowball. The Cowichan Valley Capitals have gone stone cold on offense in their last four B.C. Hockey League games. After 2-1 and 5-1 losses at Powell River, the weather only compounded their problems. The Caps arrived in Powell River Friday afternoon and didn’t get out of there until Monday morning, as high winds cancelled the ferry run to Comox Sunday. It also meant the Caps couldn’t get back to the valley in time to play the Surrey Eagles Sunday afternoon at Cowichan Arena and the game will have to be rescheduled, either on Feb. 29 or March 7. “It seemed like a week,’’ said Caps’ associate coach Jim Ingram of the team’s time spent in Powell River. The harrowing trip only magni¿ed the team’s sudden problems. The Caps are in the midst of their ¿rst prolonged trouble spot of the season, scoring just three goals during the last 14 periods of regulation time. “We’re not accustomed to not scoring goals,’’ said Ingram. “It’s been a new experience for us.’’ At the same time, he doesn’t see a need to push any panic buttons. Ingram felt the Caps played reasonably well other than a ¿ve-minute stretch in a 3-0 loss to Surrey last week, had a decent outing in the ¿rst game with Powell River, but then didn’t show much during the Powell River rematch. “You look at Powell River, they only give up two to two-and-a-half goals a game as it is,’’ said Ingram. With no one really going offensively right now, Ingram didn’t think any major shakeup of the lines would do much good. “We’re just in a little bit of a funk right now,’’ he said. “We haven’t had a stretch where we played this poorly, other than these two games. We just need to get on it here and they know that.’’ Ingram expects the Caps to simply work their way out

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The Islanders have shown they’re capable of better, particularly during a 2-1 win on the road against Comox Valley the previous week. Their poise carried over into the next game against Victoria, but only for two periods when they selfdestructed with unnecessary penalties. The Islanders are back to square again after being outworked by Campbell River. They failed to build on a 2-1 lead in the second period and gave up four unanswered goals. “It’s something we address every time out,’’ said Scafe. “Things are going to have to change.’’ Rectifying the situation might mean benching players who aren’t willing to do what’s asked. “We’re past the trade deadline,’’ said Scafe. Despite injuries to key players Cole Peterson, Cole Thomson, Brandon Nicholson and Eric Mansueti, Scafe conceded he’s looking at leaving some guys out of the lineup as healthy scratches. Conner Morgan and Dayne Ellison scored the Kerry Park goals against the Storm. Morgan was also stopped on a penalty shot in the third period. There’s still time to salvage something from the season and Scafe hopes some headway is made this weekend when the Islanders are at Peninsula Friday and host the Saanich Braves Saturday at 7:30 p.m. at Kerry Park Arena.

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Caps’ associate coach Jim Ingram hopes the team will Änd its previous scoring touch again, as it tries to snap out of a three-game losing streak.

Major Midget Hockey League action made an appearance in the valley on the weekend. Local players suiting up for the Thunderbirds include: Nick White, far left, and Cody Goliath as well as Lynden Eddy (not pictured). The Thunderbirds lost 5-0 to the Greater Vancouver Canadians Saturday at Cowichan Arena and 4-2 Sunday at Fuller Lake Arena.

of it, with the many veteran players on the team utilizing their experience. The Caps have now fallen out of ¿rst place behind Powell River and are tied for second with Surrey, but the Eagles have two games in hand. The teams immediately behind the Caps in the standings, Coquitlam and Nanaimo, are their next opponents. The Caps play at Nanaimo Friday and host Coquitlam Saturday at 7:30 p.m. at Cowichan Arena so it’s not going to get any easier. “There’s no breathing room,’’ said Ingram. “Everybody’s still in this. It forces you to be on your toes. You can’t afford to have a slip-up like we did this weekend.’’

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Malia Prystupa Malia Prystupa is already an amazing swimming talent and she doesn’t turn 10 until March. A Grade 4 student at Queen of Angels School, Prystupa is in her third year with the Duncan Stingrays’ swim team. Older sister Montana preceded Malia onto the swim team. “That kind of pushed her towards it,’’ said mom Julie. Malia had her 13 Red Cross levels by Grade 1. She was recently selected to participate in the Vancouver Island 10 and under training camp as one of the region’s 24 fastest swimmers. Prystupa also just qualified for the 11 and under provincial meet in Chilliwack. She already owns six Duncan Swim Team records, breaking some of the oldest on the books — including four that previously belonged to coach Leanne Sirup (Wilkinson). Andrew Leong



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Gym dandy placings by Dynamics group Orca meet: Local competitive gymnasts excel Don Bodger

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Dynamics gymnasts in action, clockwise from top left include: Trystinna Bailey, Rebeca Bailey, Sasha Barnes, Daria Varasteh, Chelsea Kaye and Rebekah Nelson.

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trong competition marked the third annual Orca Invitational gymnastic meet. More than 165 athletes competed in four disciplines, with the host Duncan Dynamics Gymnastics Club entering a team of 24 competitive gymnasts plus 22 Interclub girls. Some great results were obtained by the Dynamics’ competitive group, including ¿rst overall and second overall in Provincial Level 5 Novice/Open by Mikaylla Broadway and Coral Strugnell, respectively. In the individual events, Broadway was tops on bars and Àoor while Strugnell ¿nished ¿rst on beam. Hayley Baker took ¿rst overall for Provincial 4 Novice/Open that included a ¿rst on the Àoor exercises. In Provincial 3 Open, Delaney Martin was second overall (second in Àoor and beam) while Polina Poberezhnyk came fourth (¿rst on beam). Olivia Nelson had second on Àoor as her best result and Courtney Rosco also competed well. Camila Delgado claimed ¿rst overall for Provincial 3 Novice (¿rst in vault and beam, second on Àoor) and Alex MacDonald was second overall (second on beam). Darby McIntyre had a ¿rst on the Àoor and seconds on vault and bars for second overall in Provincial 3 Tyro. Result for Provincial 2 were: Novice — Daria Varasteh (¿rst overall, ¿rst beam and Àoor); Chelsea Kaye (third overall, ¿rst on bars, second on vault); and Rebekah Nelson (¿rst on beam, second on bars and Àoor); Tyro 2000 — Rebeca Bailey (third overall, second on beam); and Heidi Donor (fourth overall, ¿rst on vault); and Tyro 2001 — Arica Windsor (¿rst overall, ¿rst on bars and beam, second on vault); Trystinna Bailey (third overall, second on beam); and Sasha Barnes (fourth overall, ¿rst on vault and Àoor). Provincial 1 results were: Tyro — Julia Ford (¿rst overall, ¿rst on vault, bars and beam); Argo Group 1 — Cheyenne MacKeil (sixth overall, second on vault) and Skye Koyote (fourth on vault); and Group 2 — Birkley Anderson (second overall, ¿rst on vault).

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