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ECO Depot headed to public vote Is it a good site? Nonbinding referendum scheduled for November civic election

VIHA decides to take second look at MRI cancellation Krista Siefken

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t looks like voters will be given a chance to decide the future of the South Cowichan ECO Depot. The Cowichan Valley Regional District board unanimously voted Wednesday night to order staff to prepare a bylaw that would ask Cowichan voters if the Cameron-Taggart Road location is a good site for a south-end waste transfer and recycling station. If adopted, the question would be posed as a nonbinding referendum tagged along with the Nov. 19 civic election. “Tonight, I am asking that the board not vote on this issue and that we not proceed at this time and instead we ask that staff prepare a report for our September board meeting outlining the requirements of sending the question of the location of the South “I’m a Cowichan ECO Depot fan of to a democracy.” out referendum vote,” CVRD Chairwoman Gerry Giles said to a packed gallery, receiving a collective applause and ‘hallelujah’ hoots. Wrinkles of how much the referendum will cost,

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Cowichan Valley MLA Bill Routley watches, as behind him anti-ECO Depot activists Daniel Marshall and Bruce Frederick patiently await a CVRD decision on the controversial South Cowichan transfer station. exact wording of the question, and which CVRD constituents can vote are to be smoothed out by staff before the board’s September session. CT Group leader Joseph Gollner said the referendum move was a good call by the CVRD. “I’m a fan of democracy. We’ll campaign very hard for the ‘No’ vote,” he said. “And it may just muddy the waters of the election too.” Gollner wasn’t worried about the non-binding nature

of the plebiscite, noting the CVRD wouldn’t have the guts to go against the public’s will. Giles pushed the vote after environmental services manager Brian Dennison made a presentation summarizing all site studies to date, including the recent archaeological dig. Study consultants were also on hand but weren’t called for questions as directors were digging the referendum route. “A referendum… I wish

I would have to do,” he said to thought of that more applause. m ¿rst,” Sahtlam/ “As community Glenora Director hhelpers, we have Loren Duncan done our work,” said. Giles concluded. Although “Now we Cowichan Lake must ensure that m South Director factual informaGerry Giles: Ian Morrison also informed decision tion is provided to supported the the community so vote, he wasn’t that they can make a fan of how the CVRD an informed decision on has gotten to where it is at whether or not the location today. identi¿ed by the board is “How we got here is a suitable for the establishperfect example of what not ment of an ECO Depot.”

Cowichan. Just last month VIHA announced it was not moving forward with a mobile magnetic resonance imaging device to service Cowichan, Comox and Campbell River, citing cost concerns. This didn’t sit well with Cowichan Valley MLA Bill Routley, nor with the local medical professionals who pointed out trained radiologists won’t move to the region if they can’t use the equipment that maintains their accreditation. But all hope is not lost. Just days after the announcement, VIHA’s chief operating of¿cer Catherine Mackay asked staff to review its decision. “She’s asked for us to review the whole process again and re-look at the decision, and what other opportunities there might be to look at,” VIHA’s Alice Gelpke said. “She’s still very interested in it (mobile MRI unit) so that can’t offer any guarantee at this point, but she’s asked (staff) to review the analysis and to develop the possible options again.” As reported previously, VIHA stated it had received six proposals from mobile MRI unit contractors, with an average per-scan cost of more than $600. One bidder, however, has since come forward to let local politicians know his bid was actually $300 to $325 per scan. more on page 4


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Pedestrian light added to boost safety on Trunk Road Duncan’s first solar-powered traffic device is coming to the crosswalk at Ypres Street and Trunk Road. Council decided Tuesday city taxpayers would spend more than $16,000 on the pedestrian–activated flashing beacon due to jaywalking

concerns and risky traffic volumes at the crossing currently sporting safety lines and a safety island. “There’ve been a number of close calls there,” Councillor Sharon Jackson said of the crosswalk between Tim Hortons and Sands Funeral Home.

Making matters worse, eastbound traffic, coming toward the crosswalk is on a hill, promoting gravity-fed speeding, she noted. Some drivers have also made illegal left turns from Timmy’s near the crosswalk, she said.

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Valley kid threatening to be Canada’s next star Peter W. Rusland

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xcitement pours from Parker Schmidt’s voice while preparing for Monday night’s play-off in YTV’s The Next Star competition. “It’s such a great experience and I’m so excited about this; I’m super-pumped,” said Duncan’s Schmidt, 12, the only B.C. teen in the network’s annual national talent search. “I get to meet a bunch of good people who know about the music industry, and I get training from vocal coaches.” He talked to the News Leader Pictorial Thursday — from a secret location, with YTV staff listening to ensure con¿dentiality — about recently reaching the top 16 competitors. That number was whittled from some 4,000 young Canadians no older than 15 years. On Monday at 7 p.m., Cowichanians can watch Schmidt perform

Rhythm Of Love by The Plain White T’s during the penultimate round of nationally televised The Next Star. Earlier Vancouver auditions heard Schmidt play his original tune Make A Wish, and the Greyson Chance cover Waiting Outside The Line. On Tuesday, the top-six ¿nalists will be announced toward YTV’s Sept. 25 grand- ¿nale broadcast live at 7 p.m. from Canada’s Wonderland amusement park in Toronto. The ¿nal follows a month of YTV performances — including guests that have involved superstar Justin Bieber — and mentoring by music industry pros Suzie McNeil, Christopher Ward, and Steve Cranwell. Next Star’s winner will be based on votes cast at YTV.ca, and via a textphone number to be announced. The grand prize is a Kool-Aid Jammers Ultimate Jam Space featuring a 15-inch MacBook Pro laptop, recording software and gear, and a Gibson Songwriter Deluxe guitar. The top-six ¿nalists will each record an original song, star in their own music video, and see those six singles featured in The Next Star

compilation album. But no matter who wins, selftaught guitarist-singer Schmidt sees Next Star as a learning experience. “I’ve de¿nitely grown as a singer,” the Grade 7 Quamichan Middle School student said. “The vocal training really helps me. “My coach pushes me to do the best I can, giving me vocal training called buzzing and other funny ones that really help your voice get better.” His pipes were previously prepped during roles in Chemainus Theatre’s Miracle On 34th Street, and A Christmas Carol. “That’s how I earned the money for my (Taylor) guitar because going into professional theatre gives you lots of dough — for a 12-year-old.” Schmidt is also amped about a possible fall appearance at the Duncan Garage Showroom after his expense–paid trip, with mom Laurie, to The Next Star. Win or lose, he credited his national bid to entry prodding from sister Krista.

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Parker Schmidt performs during an episode of The Next Star. Schmidt’s next appearance is set for Monday. “I’ve learned to follow your dreams, always be yourself, and show your personality.

“Let’s just say ‘Always listen to your sister;’ it’s turned out pretty well.”

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unds to ¿nally ¿x the aging E&N rail line through Cowichan could arrive by early fall, an Island Corridor Foundation boss says. Graham Bruce was stoked about the ICF possibly getting $7.5 million in requested federal bucks after Wednesday’s huddle in Victoria with B.C.’s federal representative and a bunch of island mayors and chairs. “It was a very positive meeting with B.C. regional minister James Moore,” Bruce said of the short summit sponsored by the Association of

Vancouver Island and Coastal Communities. “The purpose was to make sure of the process to follow for federal funding — and the timing.” The ICF has been granted $7.5 million in railrepair cash from Victoria, pending completion of an engineering study of 48 bridges and trestles spanning the capital and Courtenay. The provincial purse is also based on Ottawa chipping in matching money. “Moore assured us about our process of meeting him, and dealing with federal minister of transport (Denis Lebel), as it would be the two of them making the ¿nal decision for (federal) $7.5 million,” Bruce said. “He thought he could get us a decision by end of summer.

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Asked to clarify the costs VIHA examined, Gelpke said she wasn’t part of the panel that reviewed the proposals. “The number that was generated was $600 based on our budget analysts and the people on the RFP (request for proposals) panel, so in terms of that statement I think the best thing to say is we are going to do another review of the costing and the process,” Gelpke answered. Gelpke added that review process will take place as soon as possible. Routley, meanwhile, wonders why VIHA is considering contracting out a mobile service — partnering with businesses that obviously will want to make a pro¿t — when it could operate a

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static MRI machine at about $250 per scan. Right now, the only static MRI machines on the island are in Victoria and Nanaimo. Routley noted while MRI machines cost in the neighbourhood of $2 million, they last years and make the most economical sense in long-term planning. “Buying a machine clearly makes more sense for the community,” he said. “We already know that … over the next ¿ve years there’s going to be concerns about skill shortages, and we really need to get on with the job of training people and giving them the skills to do the work that’s needed as we get into the baby boomer situation here. “The call on these kinds of machines is going to be even greater.”

MRI move leaves foundation mystiÄed The Cowichan District Hospital Foundation, meanwhile, came forward this week to point out it has been trying for two years to partner with VIHA and the other communities’ hospitals foundations on bringing in a mobile MRI unit. “We are mystified as to what motivates VIHA’s decision-making process and their disregard of our contribution,” foundation chair Meryle Hilberry wrote in a letter. “Indeed this latest occurrence underscores our ongoing frustrations while trying to work collaboratively with the health authority to maintain and improve the delivery of health care through the Cowichan District Hospital and our funding support.

“We are left to conclude that VIHA has an established blind spot when it comes to the Cowichan Valley.” VIHA’s Alice Gelpke said she hasn’t been directly involved with the foundation in these conversations, but said it was her understanding VIHA and the foundation had been in talks a couple of years ago about a possible MRI donor, but those talks did not yield a result. Hilberry, however, said the foundation put forward a request for VIHA “to consider our participation for funding” as recently as July 21 — just prior to VIHA’s announcement it was not moving forward with a mobile unit.

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Mill Bay ferry run safe at least until the next review Krista Siefken

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t’s smooth sailing ahead for the Mill Bay ferry. The route to Brentwood Bay that was under threat in recent months, with BC Ferries examining its costs and mulling cost-saving options. But the release of the BC Ferries Commission annual report this week con¿rms the local route is not on the chopping block. “We’re relieved,” said Pam Alcorn, who, has been campaigning to save the ferry along with the other members of the Save the Mill Bay Ferry group. “Myself and the members of the ferry committee are feeling very optimistic about the future,

especially given the upgrade and investment made in the terminals and the new vessel.” That investment was more than $5 million spent on readying the Mill Bay and Brentwood Bay terminals for the MV Klitsa — which replaced the MV Mill Bay earlier this year — as well as on the Klitsa itself. “BC Ferries is also going to establish a ferry advisory committee for this route, which bodes well for the future, and we welcome that idea,” Alcorn added. Save the Ferry campaigners have been advocating for the route for months, highlighting a need for options when the Malahat is closed, for seniors who dislike driving the busy highway, for tourists who want a more scenic view while on the island, and for the small businesses that rely on the service.

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CVRD clamps down on public conduct Ashley Degraaf

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he regional district greeted folks who attended its board meeting Wednesday with this message: Behave or get booted out. Two gallery-goers were later threatened with expulsion, but left the proceedings on their own during what was a well-attended meeting containing talks on the controversial ECO Depot. ECO Depot foes Lavonne Huneck and Bill Dumont both left the meeting before the board decided to pursue a fall referendum. Before the meeting commenced, the CVRD outlined a “meeting conduct” notice to the gallery. It contained a number of codes as well as the statement “Failure to comply… may result in your expulsion from this facility…” Wednesday’s reminder to the gallery is partly the result of its last rowdy session. The July 13 board meeting was dominated by Friends of Saanich Inlet chairman Balu Tatachari, who was eventually asked by security to leave after repeatedly disrupting proceedings by walking to the podium and yelling comments from the gallery. While Tatachari wasn’t present at Wednesday’s meeting, a throng of about 60 or more anti-ECO Depot crusaders were. Anti-ECO Depot activist Joseph Gollner, who was cordial as usual during the at-times emotional evening, told the News Leader Pictorial his crew had discussed its conduct prior to this week’s anticipated juicy session. “We’ve always taken the high road and let others choose other roads,” he said. “I told our guys, you can only cry wolf so many times and people will stop listening.”

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need it, and even though the ferry can’t handle all of the traf¿c created when the Malahat is closed, at least arrangements can be made for those who have to get to the other side,” Alcorn said. “BC Ferries has worked really well (during ‘Hat closures) at checking the line-ups to see if anyone is in an emergency situation — such as having to catch a Àight or make a medical appointment that’s been booked for months — so that at least people who have to access the province’s capital from the rest of the island can make it.” BC Ferries’ public affairs manager, Darin Guenette, said Ferries hopes to have the new advisory committee in place for Jan. 1. Ferry advisory committees operate in three-year terms that coincide with B.C. municipal government terms.

really haven’t been resolved.” And until the four area directors can come up with a deal that satis¿es all of them, a referendum waits. fall referendum to get In the wake of the failed 2009 rolling on much-needed referendum, Plan B for the 35-yearTLC for the Kerry Park old facility has been broken down Rec Centre’s a no-go into three phases with basic upgrades due to a who’s-payingas the number-one priority, commiswhat conundrum. sion chairwoman Heather Mill Bay Director Broughton has explained. Brian Harrison con¿rmed The commission has Thursday a vote on phase hhired CEI Architecture one of renovations of the ¿rm to assist with public south-Cowichan facility has input on design concepts. been put on the back burner A dollar value hasn’t because of lingering money bbeen set in stone, but talks between Mill Bay, Broughton said the CVRD Shawnigan Lake, Cobble Brian Harrison: wouldn’t be spending any w Hill and Cowichan Bay. not resolved more than $12 million on m The Kerry Park Comthe ¿rst phase. t mission had been recomThe controversial pool option Th t mending replacement of the arena hasn’t been completely ruled out as slab Àoor, change room expansion, an option a long way down the road, increased seniors programming space, improved meeting room diver- but is unlikely any time soon. Instead, phase one construction sity, storage facilities and upgraded would leave open the option of a pool of¿ce space. component being added in the future, The conundrum’s a complex one, if south Cowichanians want it. Harrison said, noting talks mostly That was the conclusion after two concern Cowichan Bay’s role. focus group sessions in October. “It still lingers. It’s very, very comPhase two, which could either plex and it’s because 35 years ago, include a second sheet of ice, or the vote was held and four partners entered into a venture for Kerry Park. construction of a pool, would be “So if one is able to withdraw from determined by the wants of the community. it, I guess my dif¿culty with it is, ‘do If folks said ‘yes’ to a pool, then the the other participants now have a say slab of ice could be built into a lingeras to whether they want to see that ing phase three, Broughton explained happen or not?’ and vice-versa. “So there are all those aspects that

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ifty years for $50. Shawnigan Lake Director Ken Cossey ¿gures his taxpayers will get a great lease deal for Elsie Miles School slated for a bigger slew of youth programs. “We’re ¿nalizing the agreement at the Cowichan Valley Regional District board, and approval’s expected through the School District 79 for a 50-year lease at $1 a year,” he said. Ink should be drying “by October at the latest.” Elsie Miles — adjacent the busy Shawnigan Lake Community Centre — has been vacant for several years while the south-end’s child and youth care needs have exploded, he explained. “We need after- and before-school care, day care, and day camps,” Cossey said of the user-pay system. “We need the Elsie Miles facility because we’ve been bursting at the seams at the community centre for the past three years.” Local census demographics, Cossey said, show 2,700 kids under age 20 live in south Cowichan (in Areas A, B, and C), and 2,100 of those youngsters are in

the Shawnigan area alone. “That’s a huge population bubble that’s working its way through our system.” That’s why Cossey and community centre staff want to secure more room before the bubble pops, he explained. Renting Elsie Miles for a buck a year isn’t a new concept. A similar price for use of the former Cowichan Station School is being paid by the Cowichan Area Association using that building as a community centre, Cossey noted. Renting is better than buying Elsie Miles, in his ledger books. “It’s a blessing in disguise. “The CVRD wanted to buy Elsie Miles at one point from the school district, then the province changed the rules about disposing of surplus

school lands, so we started all over again under the new rules,” he said. “That also reduced our costs because where else can you get a school and land like that for $50?” Once the deal’s signed, SLCC commissioners will mull long-term plans for the Elsie Miles building — named after a Shawnigan teacher — and the community centre on a combined three acres that might accommodate public ¿tness trails, a long-discussed amphitheatre and more. The site and buildings, he said, can be altered to ¿t community needs. “It’s just a great spot to get a community focus and it opens a whole gamut of possibilities,” he said cautiously. “We don’t want anything that can be vandalized in the off season.” Tax hikes to revamp the treed site and buildings will be zero or close to it, he hinted. “Any increases would be two to three per cent of our operating program budget — that’s the max I’d tolerate for the SLCC and Elsie Miles.”

NOTICE TO ELECTORS WITHIN A PORTION OF ELECTORAL AREA G – SALTAIR/GULF ISLANDS (THETIS ISLAND ONLY) OF AN ALTERNATIVE APPROVAL PROCESS OPPORTUNITY FOR CVRD SERVICE ESTABLISHMENT BYLAW NO. 3503 Proposed Annual Financial Contribution Service (Thetis Island Residents and Ratepayers Association) NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that the Board of the Cowichan Valley Regional District proposes to adopt “CVRD Bylaw No. 3503 – Thetis Island Residents and Ratepayers Association Annual Financial Contribution Service Establishment Bylaw, 2011”.

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The Regional District may adopt this bylaw unless at least 10% of electors within the proposed service area indicate that a referendum must be held by submitting a signed Elector Response Form to the Regional District of¿ce no later than 4:30 pm on Tuesday, September 13, 2011. Elector Response Forms must be in the form established by the Regional District, and only those persons who qualify as electors of Thetis Island are entitled to sign. Service area electors may qualify as either resident electors or as non-resident property electors, as follows: Resident Elector – You are entitled to submit an Elector Response Form as a resident elector if you are age 18 or older on the day of submission, are a Canadian citizen, have lived in BC for at least six months, and have been a resident of Thetis Island for the past 30 days or more. Non-Resident Property Elector – You are entitled to submit an Elector Response Form as a non-resident property elector if you are age 18 or older on the day of submission, are a Canadian citizen, have lived in BC for at least six months, have owned and held registered title to a property in Thetis Island for the past 30 days or more, and do not qualify as a resident elector. NOTE: Only one non-resident property elector may submit a response form per property, regardless of how many owners there may be. If less than 10% (27) of the service area electors submit an Elector Response Form, the bylaw will be deemed to have the approval of the electors and the Regional District may proceed with adoption. For the purpose of conducting the alternative approval opportunity, the number of service area electors is calculated as 274. A copy of the bylaw and the Elector Response Form is available from the CVRD, 175 Ingram Street, Duncan, BC V9L 1N8, phone 250-746-2500/1-800-665-3955, e-mail kharrison@cvrd.bc.ca OR on the CVRD website at www.cvrd.bc.ca. Phone: (250) 746-2500 Fax: (250) 746-2513 Email: cvrd@cvrd.bc.ca Website: http://www.cvrd.bc.ca

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Move to slow things down putting Cowichan Bay in the fast lane Don Bodger

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low and steady wins the race. At least for Cowichan Bay, slow is just the right pace. Cowichan Bay is winning the hearts of tourists and residents alike for its decision to adapt the Cittaslow (pronounced Cheetaslow) movement founded in Italy. “September 2009 we were designated,’’ said Lori Iannidinardo, the Cowichan Valley Regional District director for Area D. “You have to go through a process of applying. “It’s actually been brewing in Cowichan Bay for a few years.’’ Cowichan Bay became North America’s ¿rst Cittaslow community and is still one of only two on the continent, alongside Naramata, B.C. Born from the slow food movement, Cittaslow’s philosophy branches out to many more aspects of everyday life. The basis is to resist the fast-paced world and improve the quality of life by taking more of a laid-back view. Cowichan Bay and more than 120 Cittaslow towns in 20 countries follow a charter to build community relationships in several different ways. Among them are: celebrating and preserving history and traditions; promoting high standards of hospitality; using traditional and environmentally friendly means for producing food and drink; promoting local products rooted in local culture and tradition; developing aware-

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Bruce Stewart sees the Maritime Centre and the Cowichan Bay waterfront as key components in the Cittaslow movement. ness of the value of local traditions; supporting an infrastructure that maintains the distinctive character of the area; promoting environmental stewardship and much more. Cowichan Bay is perfectly situated and structured to follow these edicts. “This is all about not only slow food, but the environment and lifestyle,’’ stressed Iannidinardo. She cited examples of the heron rookery and “we continue to follow up with Cittaslow in promoting the eel grass.’’ Part of the mandate of belonging to Cittaslow, Iannidinardo added, is “we’re supposed to encourage other

communities to come on board.’’ That’s being done on an ongoing basis. Cowichan Bay has been seeing the bene¿ts in “people wanting to come to our community and seeing the way of life,’’ Iannidinardo said. “Slowing down, people internationally want to do. It’s a perfect component for a community. “There are a lot of people that know about it or they get on the website and they’re quite impressed.’’ “When it was ¿rst launched there was a lot of excitement from a tourism aspect,’’ said True Grain Bread owner Bruce Stewart, the president of Cittaslow Cowichan Bay. “A lot of it has been engaging local government and our area director has been instrumental in getting our message across.’’ The Cittaslow movement is a work in progress for Cowichan Bay. “We spent the ¿rst year understanding ourselves what it meant to be a Cittaslow,’’ said Stewart. “We had to translate the Italian documents into English to make it meaningful. From there, it’s about doing what we can to inÀuence change along those Cittaslow core values.’’ Going beyond the food connection, the community has moved forward to further enhance areas such as the Maritime Centre and First Nations components, speci¿c to Cowichan Bay. Slow maps, available at True Grain Bread for $100, are the main revenue source and outline all aspects of Cittaslow.

Cittaslow producing Cowichan Bay’s Cittaslow movement just got a little slower. Cittaslow Cowichan has announced the addition of a local produce market in the village, filling the major gap in the bay’s slow food movement. The Cittaslow Market will be open Wednesdays from 3 p.m. to 5 p.m. and Sundays from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. near True Grain Bread in what is informally known as the Cittaslow Piazza. “One of the primary elements of the Cittaslow Cowichan Bay Charter is to connect local producers with the local residents,” Cittaslow Cowichan Bay president Bruce Stewart said. “I want to be clear, this is not the Duncan Farmers Market. This is a small assortment of local vegetables to serve the local population and visitors.” Providence Farm (www.providence.bc.ca) and Makaria Farm (www.makariafarm.com) are two of the farms initiating the project with Cittaslow.

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Crowder says NDP party will remain strong while backing ailing leader Commons. Crowder said a mentoring system to develop rookie MPs has been in place since the election and that many of the new faces are already making a difference. “This is a pretty incredible group of rookies,” said Crowder. “Many of them come from leadership positions already in their own communities ... so they already had these strengths and skills and talents and the message I’ve heard is that they understand what it is to work as a team and that’s one of the things that Jack has always said.” Layton last visited the riding on Oct. 13, 2010 to talk about issues such as reducing taxes on home heating costs and the HST. On the NDP website, Layton vows to beat cancer so he can return in September to continue his ¿ght for Canadian families. “We’re sending our good wishes to Jack and wishing him a speedy recovery and offering support for he and his family,” said Crowder.

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anaimoCowichan NDP MP Jean Crowder says her party remains strong and united despite health concerns for its leader Jack Layton. Layton announced last week he was stepping aside from politics temporarily to ¿ght a second bout with cancer. He said he expected to once again take the helm in September. Layton looked frail and sounded hoarse at his press conference, but remained energetic and optimistic throughout. The NDP caucus backed Layton’s selection of Quebec MP Nycole Turmel as interim leader. “Our caucus met this week and it was pretty emotional. Jack joined us by telephone from Toronto and was there for the whole meeting,” said Crowder. “It’s pretty clear we’re all onside with continuing with Jack’s work. When Jack’s not talking about himself, he’s talking about

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Make sure you know the rules before you boat Follow safety regulations: It’s not all fun and games out there on the water

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ver read the Competency of Operators of Pleasure Craft Regulations? It’s not exactly going to rank high on Oprah’s book list any time soon. And it’s hardly what we’d call a page-turner. But as summer ¿nally seems to be upon us in earnest, and as Cowichan Àocks to the beaches and oceans, perhaps it should be required reading for all but the most severe of aqua-phobes. For those not prone to ¿ts of browsing bureaucratic documents, the Competency Get your liof Operators of Pleasure Craft Regulations is the federal law that, since 2009, requires cence, follow all motorboat operators to be licensed the rules before clamping their hands to the throttle. Becoming licensed is not dif¿cult. It requires about three hours of study, followed by a 50-question exam, all of which can be accomplished online. Some of the things you will be tested on are matters of common sense that even a neophyte boater could ¿gure out. Others are more geared to ¿lling you in on the general rules, practices and courtesies of life on the waves. A few will be things even veteran boaters may not have thought of. The point is not to manacle the joys found cruising around the Gulf Islands or the big lake. The point is to make you pause and think about the risks associated with mixing high-speed vessels and the unpredictable nature of our waters. If you boat and don’t have your pleasure craft operator’s card, make sure you get one. If you have one, don’t hesitant to refresh your knowledge. Either way, make its code of practices your bible. The ¿ne for not having a card is $250. The price for not following the principles behind it can be much, much higher.

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Seeing both sides of: cracking down at CVRD meetings The case against

The case for Democracy needs to be practised with some form of decorum. People need to be able to discuss the issues in a respectful and comfortable setting. Catcalls, talking over other speakers and queue-jumping should not be part of that equation. If members of the public are unable to conduct themselves with grace, then evicting them is the right thing to do.

The CVRD adopted a new meeting behaviour policy after Balu Tatachari’s behaviour at a July meeting.

Remember deer, rabbits and bears are wild animals Patrick Hrushowy

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hat is it we do here in the Cowichan Valley that deer, rabbits or marauding bears don’t seem to be a serious problem? For that matter, what is it about parts of the capital region, North Vancouver “There are no deer in and Cranbrook in the southeast of the the bush surrounding province that attract deer and bears in Cranbrook. They are such numbers that all in town where the they are a serious problem? living is good.” Go to Youtube on the internet and search for bears in North Vancouver or deer in Cranbrook or Saanich.

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Google for news on these events and the list is long, including stories of two bears shot in one day and numerous postings of warnings and dangers. The deer problem is so bad in Cranbrook their local council is in the midst of public consultation to come up with an acceptable plan that could include a cull. Deer have been devouring gardens, injuring pets and attacking people. Cranbrook Mayor Scott Manjak was reported as saying: “They are getting more aggressive and escalation is getting higher because these are deer that have been in the community three and four years. They have no fear whatsoever.” In a radio interview Manjak said there are no deer in the bush surrounding Cranbrook. “They are all in town where the living is good,” he said. Manjak acknowledged developing a deer control plan is controversial because not all people see the deer, or bears, as a problem. I suspect there are a lot of people out there

People, by and large, are respectful so long as they feel they are being respected. Too often, the CVRD response comes across as if officials are accepting feedback because they have to, instead of actually listening to what’s being said. In other words, there would be little need for a crackdown if proper dialogue had been opened in the first place.

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who still think of deer as Bambi, of Walt Disney fame, and cannot bring themselves to consider a cull or liquidating local deer populations. Somehow or other, we in the Cowichan Valley seem to have escaped the deer problem. Maybe we don’t plant gardens that are as tasty as the folks in Cranbrook, or maybe we either build adequate deer fences for our vegetable gardens or choose landscaping vegetation that is not so attractive to deer. As for bears, us folk in rural areas learned long time ago to keep our garbage secure until its time to put it out to the road for collection. And, we don’t ¿ll our compost piles with stuff that attracts bears. Conservation of¿cers won’t even respond to calls for bear sightings if bird feeders and unsecured garbage are present. I haven’t seen baby rabbits for sale in our local pet stores in the more than 20 years I’ve lived in the valley, which probably accounts for the

absence of a signi¿cant feral rabbit problem. There is an area in Mill Bay where someone obviously dumped some unwanted pet rabbits a while back that have done what rabbits are said to do. I’m sure the neighbours are delighted with that. Maybe our advice to people in other areas is that they try to remember deer are not the cute little Bambi of our childhood fantasies, nor are rabbits his chummy little companion Thumper. Deer have a place in nature but not in your backyard and cute little domestic rabbits have no place in nature. As for bears, get real and don’t leave anything around for them to eat. Patrick Hrushowy writes every Friday in the News Leader Pictorial. Email him at phrushowy@shaw.ca


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Do you think the Kinsol Trestle restoration was $7.2 million well spent? “I think so. I’ll have to go see it, though — it is a lot of money, and there’s so much we need, like an MRI unit at the hospital.”

Ruth Hughes-Adams, Duncan

“Yes. I think it’s great to have the Trans-Canada Trail linked between Duncan and Victoria, and it’s a great heritage site.”

Warren Chapman, Duncan

What do you think? Log on to www.cowichannewsleader.com and answer our Question of the Week. Results will be published in our next edition.

Legislation needed to rescue coast from trash graveyard

Gentleman, it’s about getting the conversation started

Dear editor Re: the response to my suggestion that we re-look at amalgamation. I appreciate the immediate interest of Messrs. Hrushowy, Siebring and Kent. It would indicate to me they too believe this is an important issue to be discussed during the next election. The only dif¿culty I have with any of the responses is that it seems that none read my letter carefully enough when they passed judgment on my ideas. The last paragraph of my letter expresses my views very clearly: “Please do not take any of the ideas suggested above as the only way to do things. I present them simply as items for discussion to start the process of changing our future. I believe very strongly that a community driven process is the only way to decide these important questions. I also believe that we need to start this process now instead of later as we are at a critical juncture in the valley’s planning, especially since such a golden opportunity has presented itself to do so.” Paul Fletcher

In my opinion: Dereliction of duty

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uring the recent election, I promised to bring forward a private member’s bill dealing with derelict vessels. Most of the work to draft the Bill was ¿nished before the House rose in March, so I was able to introduce the legislation on June 16. Here is my introductory speech: “In many Canadian coastal communities derelict and abandoned vessels have a negative impact on the natural aesthetics of their harbours, and some pose a threat to the North Cowichan local environment. While major environmental Question failed to capture the nudangers from derelict and Jean Crowder: abandoned vessels are dealt proposing bills ance of Eco Depot question with swiftly by the Canadian Dear editor Coast Guard, many are left to I believe the question in your web poll simply rot away and leach chemicals into the sur“Should the CVRD drop plans for South rounding environment. Cowichan’s ECO Depot?” is actually quite If an abandoned and derelict vessel is not a major misleading. I believe most people in the area Peter W. Rusland/¿le environmental concern and is not posing an obstacle are not against an ECO Depot, they are against A writer Änds it ironic that Reed Elley is speaking out against the HST considering it was the former federal Conto navigation, there is usually no action taken. the proposed Cameron-Taggart location for it. servative candidate’s party that offered B.C. a large sum to enact it. The Minister of Transport, Infrastructure and It is an agricultural area and should stay such. Communities can become involved in the followOn the other hand, we already have two such magnetic ¿eld shielding is necessary for imagI’ve also made use of the benches under the ing situations. Transport Canada can currently depots in the vicinity and don’t really need ing and safety reasons. This may requires new roof at the train station, mostly to catch my take a lead in instances where a vessel is the cause another one. I also believe government should construction as opposed to remodeling existing breath. On the subject of the benches, last I of an obstruction to navigation. However, vessels not be in direct competition with the private facilities. Don’t forget upkeep and power costs. looked they had been removed. Anyone know in the inter-tidal zone are rarely an obstruction to sector especially since the CVRD controls the Depending on what bells and whistles you why? navigation. licensing for these facilities. choose, a new 1.5 tesla system will run from Rob Kernachan Transport Canada has also been supportive of Vera Evans $1.6 to $2 million (US). This does not include Chemainus salvage claims made to the receiver of wrecks when Cobble Hill necessary items such as coils, patient moniquestionable vessels appear ashore or in waters toring unit, and power injection system. For adjacent to communities. However, salvage claims Cost of an MRI unit not a simple as these you can add about another $100,000 to Sorry Reed, but does Stephen know are rarely made against derelict vessels. $200,000. about this? Finally, Transport Canada can take the lead in the purchase price The cost of a maintenance service contract Dear editor making an assessment as to whether a vessel may Dear editor will run another $80,000 to $100,000 per year. I would like to tell letter writer Reed Elley pose a threat of pollution. However, an abandoned In reading your editorial about having a static Helium costs may not be a part of the contract. what insults me as a voter. It is failed federal vessel that is deemed non-polluting is not dealt with. vs. mobile MRI, there are cost considerations Add another $40,000 to $80,000 plus bencandidates who do not remember that it was Both I, in Nanaimo-Cowichan, and the member beyond an initial purchase. e¿ts for a registered MRI technologist. their Conservative party’s government that from Victoria often hear complaints about derSpecial room construction including expenA mobile unit mitigates these costs although bribed the B.C. Liberal government with $1.6 elict vessels that are not dealt with. Hence, I have sive RF copper shielding and possibly fringe the patient experience is not as pleasant as at a billion to rush the HST into law. introduced Bill C-231, An Act to amend the Canada ¿xed site, but it may make more ¿nancial sense Go ahead and vote yes, then explain your Shipping Act, 2001 (derelict vessels and wreck).” in i the long run. position to Stephen Harper next time you seek Many of our neighbours share a problem with SStan Knapp to represent the party. derelict vessels. And the State of Washington has TTacoma, Washington Good luck with that! developed a fairly robust system that I used when C.E. Abrahams “Do you think the media should be allowed to attend drafting my own bill. Cobble Hill Cowichan Tribes council meetings” There were some differences — Washington uses Trail T would be nicer with a place to You answered: (58 votes) the term “aquatic lands” that has no comparator rrest in Canadian law. But as in Canada, many differMore letters online 86 per cent YES DDear editor ent agencies and governments are responsible for I was pleased to read the Trans-Canada Trail navigable waters and dealing with hazards. So it is Also, read fresh stories every day and share To vote on the next Question of the Week, log onto the w opened near Chemainus train station. I’ve was important to clearly lay out which agency will deal your thoughts immediately through the comweb poll at www.cowichannewsleader.com included i it in my runs. with wrecks and derelicts. ments function. The Bill amends the Canada Shipping Act, 2001 to ensure that regulations are made to establish measures to be taken for the removal, disposition or destruction of derelicts vessels or wrecks. It provides that the Canadian Coast Guard shall be designated as a receiver of wreck and requires them Here are some tips: Keep it short — 300 words or less; Keep it local — letters raised in We want to hear your opinion on just about any matter of local interest. to take reasonable steps to determine and locate the response to issues raised in our pages get top priority; Keep it clean — attack the issue, Here’s how to send it to us: not the individual. • Email your thoughts to editor@cowichannewsleader.com owners of the wreck. You must include your full name, home community and a phone number where we can • Mail your letter to Unit 2, 5380 Trans-Canada Highway, Duncan B.C., V9L 6W4 My hope is that this legislation will give our reach you during office hours. Addresses and phone numbers will not be published. • Fax it to us at 250-746-8529 communities more resources to deal with abanLetters will be edited for clarity, grammar, length and good taste. 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foreign rides stalled on Brentwood’s grassy digs. “The Cowichan Valley Car Picnic was started by a group of friends in 1985, who decided it would be fun to take their cars for a drive through the country and stop for a picnic lunch somewhere,” the picnic’s promotional website reads. The Cowichan Valley Car Picnic crew has now changed gears to organizers of the longest running caar event on grass on Vancouver Island. “We’ve always been on grass (rather than at parking lots) and I think that’s a recipe people really like,” organizer David Knott said

time-around Junk in the Trunk swap meet (9 a.m. to 3 p.m.) People wanting to show off their sparkling wheels or paint jobs have to do is show up Sunday and drop the $15 registration fee.

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Jennifer Batt slides behind the wheel of the Batmobile during last year’s Cowichan Car Picnic. last year. Sunday’s show dives in with a convoy of participating cars leaving the Valleyview shopping centre at 11 a.m. and cruising to the college.

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1946: medicines

1946: harvests

DATELINE: COWICHAN

by Ann Andersen

Thirty-two varieties of strawberries, 12 different kinds of raspberries and 10 varieties of grapes as well as varieties of gooseberries, loganberries, blackberries and nectarberries were being harvested on Rupert Stephen’s Glenora farm.

1946: rations

A record collection of cascara bark, introduced by the Natives to the settlers as a cure for constipation, forced down the price of the medicinal product from 30 cents to 20 cents per pound.

Although the war was over, rationing of food and goods continued. Some 20 volunteers distributed a total of 12,871 ration books in the Cowichan area of which 11,917 were used.

Tourists wait up to a week for ferries Dateline 1946: 1946: Post-war boom for tourism Ann Andersen

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isitors to Cowichan can count on eating well, browsing downtown Duncan’s boutiques, walking our trails and exploring the myriad of communities, vineyards and farms that dot the Valley. A leisurely cruise on one of BC Ferries’ to the mainland is the topper to the trip. And given the easy access we have to a ferry, it’s hard to believe that in August 1946 tourists were forced to wait up to a week to get a vehicle across the strait. Many of those tourists lingered here, and accommodation in Duncan, Cowichan Bay and Maple Bay was at a premium. “No estimate of the number of visitors was made but some merchants think that it may have achieved an all-time high,” smirked the Leader at the beginning of the month. World War II had ¿nished just over a year earlier, and North Americans were rediscovering the joy of vacations. U.S. visitors were astounded at the apparent lack of inÀation and the ample supply of goods readily available here but scarce back home. They praised the inexpensive meals and bought Cowichan sweaters. Fishing tackle was also in strong demand as visitors ¿shed for trout in the Cowichan River and for grilse and salmon at Maple and Cowichan Bays.

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A brush cutter crosses the Kinsol Trestle in 1972, seven years before the bridge was closed to rail crossings. —We want your historical photos of Cowichan people and places. Email a high resolution jpeg along with your phone number and a brief explanation to editor@cowichannewsleader.com. Or drop by during regular office hours and we’ll scan it in. More heritage photos are available for viewing online at www. cowichanvalleymuseum.bc.ca.

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Steam train Commons link idea alive, but long way from reality

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lans for a heritage steam train running shoppers between downtown Duncan and the Cowichan Commons are still chugging along, albeit slowly, says Vicki Holman of the B.C. Forest Discovery Centre. “We’ve explored the idea as a tourist excursion with the Island Corridor Foundation,” she said of the cool-yet-complex idea that would mean using a historic logging locomotive and cars from the busy forest museum. But Holman said money, track regulations and more are priorities in her world. “Again, it’s that funding thing, because of prep work and regulations of having steam on the main line. “The federal transport authority has given us its guidelines for doing this. “It’s de¿nitely not a ‘No’, but it’s de¿nitely a challenge,” she said. — “We’re not giving up on it but we have other priorities right now.”

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Chemainus man aims to make road trips wheelchair friendly

tions to make it able to accommodate a full-size wheelchair. “It’s got a ricon lift, which is a wheelchair-accessible lift, and a wide lthough he may never walk again, Chris Loscerbo ¿nds 40-inch door, and inside it’s all set up with lots of room, you can turn around in freedom on the open road. it,” Loscerbo said. Loscerbo is classi¿ed The larger of the two rigs has a second high quadriplegic, and is lift that will take a user from their wheelparalyzed from the neck down due to chair to the bed, toilet and shower. a diving accident in his hometown of Wheelchair-accessible RV’s do not Winnipeg. require a special license and have builtBut thanks to a wheelchair-accessible in hand controls to enable a handicapped RV, he is no longer limited by the distance his power wheelchair can take him. individual to drive the vehicle. “Anybody that drives a car can drive An avid businessman, Loscerbo now an RV,” Loscerbo said. operates B.C. Wheelchair Friendly RV’s are also the perfect solution for Services Inc., a small RV rental company those who want an alternative to Àying, with two wheelchair accessible rigs. Loscerbo said. “I thought it would be good to give “It’s really dif¿cult to travel by other people in my situation the opportuair for anybody in a wheelchair, nity to go camping,” he said. especially a high quad because our “Seeing the smiles that come back wheelchairs are so high tech, and from people who rent it is what motiwhen they start to bang them around vates me.” in the bottom of the airplanes, invariLoscerbo purchased his ¿rst wheelchair-accessible RV shortly after moving ably something will get damaged and you’ll be at the other to Chemainus from Winend and your wheelchair nipeg with his mother and doesn’t work,” he said. sister in February 1997. “It’s really dif“Plus, they lift you like “I had just spent 45 ¿ cult to travel by you’re a slab of meat to days locked in my house put you a normal because we had had a air for anybody in chair, it’sinto so humiliatcouple of blizzards and we ing.” couldn’t even get out of our a wheelchair.” “With the RV, I ¿gure house because all the doors it takes a little longer, but opened out,” he said. you can at least see the “The only way we got out country, and you can go of the house through the camping every night, it’s garage door which, fortunately, went up great.” and down.” Loscerbo dreams of one day having an Loscerbo enjoyed the freedom of the RV available in every province and says RV so much that he decided to start renting it to other people. When business there is a need. “I get calls from the East Coast, from started booming, he bought a second RV. “We went everywhere, we travelled the Florida, and it’s just not possible to deliver the vehicles to them,” he said. whole Island, and that was great just be“I’d like to get in bed with an RV coming out there with a bon¿re and the kids pany that knows about rental business.” around,” Loscerbo said. For more information, visit www. A wheelchair-accessible RV is similar wheelchairfriendlyvacation.com. to a regular RV except a few modi¿caNiomi Pearson

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Cambodia aid sounds Äne in Chemainus Timeless music to help a timeless land will echo in Chemainus this weekend. Celebrated pianist Arne Sahlen hosts a church full of talent Sunday afternoon during the Cambodia Support Group Timeless Classics Concert. Musical flavours of Persia, Canada

and Cambodia and more are featured, as are composers including BachGounod, Caccini, Handel, Beethoven, Rimsky-Korsakoff and Chopin. The performers include pianists Braden Young and Armand Saberi, tenor Hy Chantavoth and soprano Hillary Young.

Proceeds support CSG partner projects in disabled service, support of women and children, and fine arts. The show begins at 2 p.m. in the Chemainus United Church at the corner of Willow and Alder streets. Admission is by donation. Call 250385-9446 for more information.

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The Acchords are among the bands performing during Chemainus Accordion Days.

Chemainus mammas got a squeeze box Peter W. Rusland

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Musician and performer Rick Scott entertained an audience of all ages at the B.C. Forest Discovery Centre on Sunday, July 24. The performance was part of the centre’s Children’s Performance Series throughout the summer.

Students all Greased up for summer theatre Summer Nights: Students polish acting chops by tuning up for Broadway classic Peter W. Rusland

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horus roles are still available in Chalkboard Theatre’s summer educational production of the Broadway hit Grease. “We have room in the chorus for guys and girls, ages 12 to 16,” said instructor Tilly Lorence. She and pianist Sam Shumka — Quamichan Middle School’s new music teacher — will lead about 15 budding actors toward a show for parents Aug. 13 in Queen Margaret’s School’s drama room. That’s also where Greasers will learn singing, dancing and acting skills from Lorence and Shumka

next week. “It’s a take-off similar to what Gregg Perry developed in his Putting On A Show,” Lorence said of the art-smart course with 14 students registered so far. Grease classes happen between 9 a.m. and 4 p.m. from Aug. 8 to 13. “We wanted 18 to 20 kids so there’s still some spots available in the chorus. “All kids get individual attention and are featured in the play.” Actress Brett Young portrays bubbly Sandy opposite Haakon Koyote’s depiction of punk Danny. They and the cast will be taught stage skills by Shumka and Lorence who once entertained on a Norwegian Star cruise ship.

“Sam is the show’s piano accompanist and musical director,” she said of Shumka who recently earned his bachelor of education degree. “We picked Grease because of its appeal to recruit some boys, and the kids were begging us forever to do Grease,” explained Lorence, who led Chalkboard’s January production of The Show Must Go On. “It’s a skill-building course with a small presentation at the end. “It’s not focused on a giant production.” Parents can watch children in action during the Aug. 13 show at 3 p.m. at Queen Margaret’s. Tuition is $250. Register at www. chalkboardtheatre.com or call 250597-2560.

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ccordion music isn’t just oom-pa-pa to dozens of players and fans bound for downtown Chemainus this weekend. Kathy Wachs of the Chemainus Valley Cultural Arts Society said musical variety galore is tuned for Mural Town’s annual Chemainus Accordion Days. “There’s Gypsy, zydeco, middle-European, and punk — it’s very lively and you can have lots of emotional variation in accordion music.” Proof can be heard during Friday’s shows by the Gypsy Belles around Old Town, followed by Saturday’s accordion action by various acts in Waterwheel Park. That’s also where the society has landed a $10,000 grant, with North Cowichan staff help, from the B.C. Rehabilitation Association toward boosting park access. A concrete pad with guardrail near the busy bandshell will be installed for wheelchairs users and other gear used by challenged folks, Wachs explained. Meanwhile, Saturday’s show moves into St. Michael’s church if rain arrives. “Last year, we got rained out in the park

but we still had about 100 people in the church.” Park sound gear is also being bought with proceeds from the society’s recent bluegrass festival, she noted. Accordionfest’s schedule is as follows. Aug. 5: The Gypsy Belles pianoaccordion trio plays free from 11 a.m. to noon outside Top Hat Antiques in Maple Lane; 1:30 to 2:30 p.m. outside Twisted Sisters Tea Room, 9885 Maple St.; 3 to 3:45 p.m. outside The Book Nook Cafe, 2859 Oak St. If weather is poor, the Belles will play in the Tea Room and café. Aug. 6: Waterwheel Park features accordion soloists, duos and groups. Bands play by audience donation. CDs will also be sold. Players include: noon, button accordionist Eric Oscar; 12:35 p.m., Celtic accordionist Mary Ross; 1:10 p.m. Ries Vink and Marc Wald; 1:45 p.m. Steven Cramaro; 2:35 p.m. The Acchords; and 3:25 p.m., The Nanaimo Accordion Band.

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Your Cowichan Valley events calendar

can Garage Showroom, 330 Duncan Street. Tickets are $10 audience, $5 musicians. Call 250-748-7246.

Friday

Lennon & Juggernaut: hip hop, rock, funk, reggae and jazz, 7 p.m., Waterwheel Park, Chemainus., rain or shine. Admission by donation. Part of the Music in the Park series.

Collective Biofuels Conference: renewable energy experts, enthusiasts and interested beginners together to discuss all things biofuels, with a focus on biodiesel, at Queen Margaret’s School in Duncan. Runs Aug. 5 to 7. Call Jessy Bradish at Cowichan Energy for details at 250-597-1491. Storytime: at the south Cowichan library for children 3 to 5, 10:30 to 11 a.m. Call 743-5436 for information. Nightshade Trio: Jazz trio John Wade (bass), guitar

(Geoff Johnson) and Chris Lawrence (sax) play standards at downtown Duncan’s El Centro bistro on Craig Street. No cover.

Saturday Glengarry Glen Ross: Shawnigan Players take on David Mamet’s gritty examination of the world of sales running Aug. 4 to 7, and 12 to 14, 7:30 p.m. at the Duncan Garage Showroom. Tickets are $15, $18 door, Gallowglass and Ten Old Books, Mason’s Store. Call 250-748-7246

Junction Artists’ Market: featuring two Morris Dancing troupes starting at 1:30 p.m. Market runs 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. at Whippletree Junction.

Monday Wax Mannequin with Shred Kelly: Two musical acts that present theatrical shows, 8 p.m., Duncan Garage Showroom, 330 Duncan Street. Tickets are $12 advance, $15door. Call 250-748-7246. Chemainus Residents’ Asso-

ciation: annual general meeting, featuring Neil Dawe of the Qualicum Institute speaking on sustainability, potluck dinner at 5: 30 p.m., meeting at 6: 30 p.m., at the Chemainus Legion Branch 191 on Chemainus Road, For more info, call 250-416-0382.

Tuesday Blues Tuesday: where various off-duty blues players get together and rent ice time to shoot a game or two of musical shinny with hosts Thor and the Thundercats, 8 p.m., Dun-

Sunday

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It is with great sadness we announce the passing of our beloved son Ryan. He was killed in a boating accident off Tent Island near Chemainus.

Remembering

Marie Augustine February 1940-August 2010 with Love and Respect From Family & Friends

Ryan was born in Cranbrook, B.C. and lived in Terrace, Cranbrook, Calgary, Ladysmith and various other locations. He experienced a difďŹ cult time over the years and was starting to make a turn around. He was one of those people who always pushed the envelope in sports and life in general. He worked most of his life as a class one driver. Ryan loved to cook and made a mean Ceasar salad. Always the clean ďŹ end he was known to have the cleanest trucks and apartments. He was fascinated by wildlife and would spend hours watching the National Geographic Wildlife channel. He was a walking encyclopedia on little known facts about exotic animals. When he was not watching animal shows, or enjoying the outdoors, Ryan loved a good movie. He had an infectious laugh and wanted to get along with everyone. He always thought a laugh was the best way to connect with others. His pet peeve was men with thick head hair. Ryan will be missed greatly. He was predecessed by his mother Linda. He is survived by his sister Brandi, his newly found brother Dennis Blonski, his parents David and Anita Pringle, and his feline best friend Smokey. There will not be a formal public gathering to celebrate Ryan’s life as his family and friends are spread all over western Canada. The family will have a private farewell. We ask that those who knew and loved Ryan join together in spirit, remember him and celebrate his love of camping, river swimming, ďŹ shing, snowboarding, animals and the outdoors.

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FAMILY ANNOUNCEMENTS

TRAVEL

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TIMESHARE

HELP WANTED

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Cowichan Family Caregivers Support Society is looking for a Counsellor 8hrs/wk contract

RV Technician and a Service/Parts Administrator is required immediately at Comox Valley RV. Please email your resume to danny@comoxvalleyrv.com / call 250-871-4700.

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REQUIREMENTS: Relevant social sciences degree Counseling experience with individuals and families Strength-based approach Understanding of issues facing caregiving families especially those caring for elderly members Understanding of the healthcare system Please submit resumes by August 17, 2011 to: Ranjana Basu info@familycaregiverssupport.org

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Stuck On Designs is seeking a full time designer to work in our shop in Prince Rupert. Proficiency in Illustrator, Photoshop and InDesign is a must. Progressive shop with lots of opportunity. stuckon@citytel.net or fax 250-624-6160. Please - no freelancers.

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MAPLE BAY Preschool is accepting registration for fall. Focusing on early learning & kindergarden readiness. For more info, please call 250710-5083. www.maplebaypreschool.com

COMING EVENTS

The Lemare Group is currently seeking a heavy duty mechanic for the North Vancouver Island area. Full time, union wages. Email resume to office@lemare.ca or fax to: 250-956-4888. We are still hiring - Dozer & excavator operators required by a busy Alberta oilfield construction company. We require operators that are experienced and preference will be given to operators that have constructed oilfield roads and drilling locations. You will be provided with motels and restaurant meals. Competitive wages, bonus and transportation daily to and from job sites. Our work is in the vicinity of Edson, Alberta. Call 780-723-5051.

INFORMATION

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

Holbrook Dyson Logging Ltd Has vacancies in the following jobs: 1)Heavy Duty Mechanic. 2)Processor Operator. Fax resumes to 250-287-9259

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CALL FOR ENTRIES 9TH ANNUAL Kitty Coleman Woodland Artisan Festival. Fine Art and Quality Crafts Juried Show. Presented in a spectacular outdoor setting SEPT 3,4 & 5 Applications for Artisans are available at woodlandgardens.ca or phone 250-338-6901

Brae Road Gospel Chapel in Duncan and Francois Blouin from The Sword Ministries would like to invite you to a one time Bible Study Seminar on the Kenosis-The Emptying of Christ found in Philippians 2: 5-11. This seminar will expound on the Emptying of the Messiah: shedding light on what exactly Jesus our Lord did when He emptied Himself at the Incarnation. Simply put: The Greatest Lesson of Humility! Should you have any question concerning this Seminar please contact Sylvie at 250-597-7706, or Email thesword@shaw.ca Where? Brae Road Gospel Chapel - 321 Brae Rd, Duncan BC When? Wednesday night August 17th - from 7:00 - 8:45 pm A Freewill offering will be accepted Shalom

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HEAVY DUTY MECHANICS NEEDED Are you looking for steady, permanent employment with top compensation and comprehensive benefits? We are now hiring Mechanics with commercial transport experience for our FORT ST JOHN operations. Successful candidates must be motivated, eager to learn, be willing to work shift work, hold valid safety tickets, and complete a clean drug test. Troyer Ventures Ltd. is a privately-owned oilfield services company serving North-East BC and Western Alberta. For more information and to apply, visit our website at www.troyer.ca/employment ROCK Construction & Mining Inc. is looking to hire for the following positions: Experienced Hydraulic & Down Hole Drillers. Please forward resume to resume@rcmi.ca or fax to (250) 828-1948.

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

HELP WANTED

DUNCAN HOME $329,900 4 Bdrm home on quiet cul-desac within walking distance to downtown, hospital & schools. Completely reno’d with new kitchen, 2 baths, family rm & flooring throughout. Large laundry rm, gas furnace, & 2 gas fp’s. Large covered deck & fenced back yard. Workshop, lots of storage. Triple carport has room for RV. To view call (250)748-3932, 250-715-5901 FOR SALE BY OWNER HOUSE IN COAL HARBOUR. SEMI-WATER FRONT, GREAT VIEW. 3 BDR. 2 1/2 BATH, LARGE SUNDECK. APRX. 1800 SQUARE FEET. 2 WOOD STOVES, ELEC. HEAT, 2 GARAGES TALL ENOUGH FOR MOTOR HOME, PAVED DRIVEWAY. PHONE 250-949-9515. $265,000 O.BO. HERONS Wood Town House for sale- 21-6250 Palahi Road OPEN HOUSE Aug 06 Saturday 1-4pm 250 715 5679

HOUSES FOR SALE GREATER VICTORIA area character 3 bdrm updated home, lrg flat yrd, bsmt suite, on dead end tree lined street. Could be excellent income property. Multi-family zoned. $675,000. 1-604-505-4957. No realtors please.

HAULING el a iv ep st ery, Fu rniture R Ar Na d Je tions Handcrafte s e wel lery & Collectibl On s -Line Appraisal

TRADES, TECHNICAL

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SEASONED FIREWOOD Vancouver Island’s largest firewood producer offers firewood legally obtained during forest restoration, large cords, fast delivery. Help restore your forest, Burndrywood.com or 1877-902-WOOD.

MAINTENANCE PERSON

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

If you are interested please call:

FUEL/FIREWOOD

OFFICE SUPPORT CLERK

VOLUNTEERS

• Dealer Web site offers online store, message boards and other resources

DUNCAN CUTE Rancher on corner lot 2 blocks from town and all amenities, 2 bedrooms/ large closets,spacious bright LR, Large kitchen/ eating area and Sunroom , Laundry room. New floors, paint, doors and fridge /stove. Detached garage with 30amp & workshop. Large private fenced lot accommodates 40ft RV plus boat. Mature fruit trees & veggie garden. Must see $274,900. Courtesy to Realtors. 250-246-1767.

FINANCIAL SERVICES

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U-Haul not only pays the highest commissions in the industry- (22%) on average-but we pay them on time, every time. Our dealers can count on us, as they have for more than a half century. Our commission rate for full time, full line automated dealer (rents all U-Haul equipment and open 7 days a week) is: • New top notch equipment available for self moving customers

PERSONAL SERVICES

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HELP WANTED

Consignments Welcome

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PET CARE SERVICES JAY’S DOG WALKING! Must be in the first 3-4 km of Gibbins Rd. $10/day. Will come to your house, take your dog for a walk 3 times/day. Monday thru Friday for the summer. (250) 748-5060

PETS PUPPIES - WIEIMARANER - purebred CKC registered. All shots, vet checked, microchip. Excellent pedigree. Raised in our home with lots of love. $1300. http://morfitt.wordpress.com for pictures and info. 250-339-0963

MERCHANDISE FOR SALE FARM EQUIPMENT FORD FARM tractor with blade and snow chains, good working condition, $600, call 250-749-6450.

CLASSIFIED ADS MEAN MORE BUSINESS Call 310.3535

HELP WANTED

250-746-8558

HD “2010”, 18” w manual tilt wheelchair by Handicarr Emineo from Motion Specialties, Victoria, BC. High profile Roho cushion & many extras. Excellent cond. Purchase price $5,775, resale value, $3500. Asking $2450. Very nice 3 light dining room light, brushed pewter, $50. New KS quilt, burgundy/pinks/greens, never used, $100 firm. Beautiful fully lined custom drapes, soft beige with lighter pattern, 4” tab top, 2 panels each, 6’6” W x 7’x2”L, $100. (250)746-1078

HERITAGE Pawn Bargains! Rogers cell phones CHEAP! Digital cameras, mini fridge, microwave, Pearl drums, HP Netbook laptops, Bryston 3B, electric guitars & amps. 430 Whistler, 250-746-9810. www.heritage pawnbrokers.com HOT TUB (SPA) COVERS. Best price. Best quality. All shapes & colours available. 1-866-652-6837 www.thecoverguy.com/newspaper?

HOMES WANTED

WE BUY HOUSES Damaged House? Pretty House? Moving? Divorcing? Estate Sale? We will Buy your House Quick Cash & Private. Mortgage Too High and House won’t sell? Can’t make payments? We will Lease Your House, Make your Payments and Buy it Later!

Call: 1-250-616-9053

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LOTS

FOR SALE BY OWNER

VICTORIA CITY level lot, 50’x120’, multi-family zoned on nice tree lined dead end street. $550,000. 1-604-5054957. No Realtors please.

DUNCAN - Must see! Newly reno’d, 2 storey main level entry in Quamichan Heights. 3 bdrms, 3 bath, 2 car garage. Red oak hdwd & ceramic on main, Maple cabinets, 5 s/s appl. Kit./fam. combined. 2 Gas f/p. New windows. New carpet up. Mbdrm has 3 pc marble ensuite. 2 stamped concrete patios, lndscpd, fully fenced yd. 5 min to town. $444,700. (250)715-0775 www.duncan2248.com

Canadian CSA Modular, Manufactured, and Park Model Homes @ US factory direct wholesale prices. Starting @ 39,824 better features + more options = best value. The Home Boys 877976-3737 or 509-481-9830 www.hbmodular.com We will beat anyone’s price. Guaranteed!

REAL ESTATE

Licenced Security Guards required immediately. FT/ PT. Permanent. Day, afternoon and graveyard shifts. Footprints Security’s Duncan operation is currently seeking experienced licenced security guards for Duncan and area. Must have valid security and drivers license and have reliable transportation. Email resume to: hr@footprintssecurity.com or by fax to 250-756-9598.

THIS HOME HAS IT ALL! This 16 year old custom built 3600 sqft, 3 storey home features 4 bdrms, 4 baths, fabulous kitchen, roomy living room, natural gas fireplace, master bdrm with 4 pce ensuite. Great rec room (31x14) in finished basement. Completely finished 40x57 deluxe shop with separate bath. Property is 2.26 gorgeous, well kept acres. Visit www.albernihomes4u.ca for more information on this “one of a kind” property. Asking $649,000 RE/MAX Mid Island Realty Port Alberni, B.C. John Stilinovic 250-724-4725 Toll Free 1-877-723-5660

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REAL ESTATE

RENTALS

RENTALS

RENTALS

RENTALS

RENTALS

RENTALS

MORTGAGES

APARTMENT/CONDO

APARTMENT/CONDO

COTTAGES

HOMES FOR RENT

HOMES FOR RENT

HOMES FOR RENT

DUNCAN- 2 bdrm ground level corner suite, 5 appls, recently reno’d, near VIU, 2 parking spaces. NS/NP. July 15. Refs. $895. (250)715-8858

PARKLAND PLACE 620 Dobson Road 250-748-0496

1 BDRM cottage on a farm. Hydro incl, No smoker, $850, Sept 1. Close to town. 250715-0737 or 250-709-1588

BRIGHT CLEAN house, Sept 1, 2nd bdrm has separate funky loft area. No dogs. Large front/back yard & driveway for skateboarding & chalk drawings. Opposite Island Oak Secondary, close to the river & surrounded by great neighbours. $950 + util. Contact Rick 250-746-0596

RANCHER (unfurn) on 1/4 acre lot. 3 bed/2 bath 5 appl. Hardwood floors. Open kit/fam room. Walking distance to bb stores, hospital, VIU, RCMP. No cats. Some dogs considered. NS No drugs. $1450 + utilities References. skmrv@live.ca

WATERFRONT, SHAWNIGAN Lake 1.2 acres, 3-4 bdrm, lrg kitchen/dining/family rm, living room with fireplace, 2-baths, 5-appls, hardwood throughout. Private wharf, garage/workshop, NS/NP. Avail Sept 1 2011 to June 30 2012. $1600/mo. 250-889-4652.

DUNCAN: Braemore Court: Five appliances, two bathrooms, gated underground parking, one bedroom $800 Call 250-748-6679 DUNCAN- (downtown area) Suits responsible, clean tenant, 1 bdrm+ den condo, 5 appls. NS/NP. Available Sept 1. References required. $725. (250)746-7389. DUNCAN: SPACIOUS 2 bdrm condo, central, 4 appls. NS/NP. $825. 250-746-1019, 250-746-4509, after 6pm.

Mortgage Help! Beat bank rates for purchases and refinances, immediate debt consolidation, foreclosure relief, and equity loans. Free, fast, friendly, private consultations. Call 1888-685-6181 www.mountaincitymortgage.ca PRIVATE MORTGAGE Lender. Funding smaller 2nd, 3rd, & also short term mortgages. No fees! Please call George 604-736-6914 (Anytime) or grpacific@telus.net. Courtesy to agents.

RECREATIONAL PROPERTY RARE OPPORTUNITY: waterfront property on beautiful Jim Lake, 0.83-acre with 360 sq ft insulated cabin, located near Green Lake/Watch Lake. Rare privacy, only three lots on the lake, good fishing for rainbows to 10 lbs, nice swimming, surrounded by crown land. Great trails for hiking, ATV and snowmobile. Seasonal 10-km back road access in 4x4 or pick-up. FSBO. $230,000. 250-395-0599. (Please see bchomesforsale.com/70mile/frank.)

RENTALS ACREAGE

BEVERLY ARMS I BEVERLY ARMS II APARTMENTS

2562 BEVERLY ST. 2544 BEVERLY ST. Bachelor $525 1 BR $625 2 BR $725 Close to schools and town FREE heat & hot water BAI - Please call Bonnie (250)-746-4155 BAII - Please call Ron (250)-746-4424

FREE Heat, hotwater & parking. Low hydro. Walking distance to: Shopping, Restaurants, Malaspina College, Pubs, Chances Casino. Quiet building with video security. Adjacent to 27 acres of parkland including playing fields, walking trails, swimming holes & fishing. Rowan Property Management Ltd. Has a large selection of homes & apartments for rent in the Cowichan Valley. Visit us at www.rowanproperty.ca or call (250)748-9090 SHAUGHNESSY GARDENS, 3251 Cowichan Lake Rd. Clean 2 bdrm units. Full size fridge, stove & dishwasher. Carpet & linoleum, window coverings, fireplace. Quiet, well maintained bldg with elevator & sauna. Close to Schools & Hospitals. To view call Dorcas, (250)710-7515, 250-710-7989.

TWEEDSMUIR MANOR

2974 SHERMAN RD. 1 BR $625 2 BR $725 Close to transit & park FREE hot water Please call Julia (250)-746-6361

SPRINGRIDGE MANOR- 961 Cavell- 1 studio Apt, $575. 1 bdrm $675. Heat, hot water. NS/NP, no partiers, refs. (250)748-3729.

SHARRON APARTMENTS 5801 ALDERLEA ST. 2 BR $725 Close to town FREE heat & hot water Please call Vicky (250)-746-7742

WILDROSE

All our apartments are clean, quiet & secure. Sorry, no pets Rowan Property Management Ltd. (250) - 748-9090 LAKE COWICHAN. Clean & spacious riverfront apartments, centrally located. 2 BR balcony $650. Util. extra, NP. 250-708-0703/749-6857 patandpeter@shaw.ca

Bright 2 bdrm, 3rd flr, corner unit, faces southwest. $765. 1 bdrm, main floor, laminate flooring. $655 Rent incls. heat & h/w. Near malls & schools. Call 250-748-1304

APARTMENT/CONDO

WORKSHOP/ LIVING SPACE FOR RENT Insulated 700 sq ft workshop- ideal for woodwork. One bedroom loft includes washer, dryer,dish washer. Located on 4 wooded acres in Cobble Hill (Arbutus Ridge area).Available Sept 1, 2011. $1250/m. Call 250-709-2010 for details.

1 Bdrm Apartments

COMMERCIAL/INDUSTRIAL

Quiet, secure & newly renovated Overlooks lovely gardens. Seniors Welcome!

COMMERCIAL Property For Lease 5840 Clements St. (off James St.) Duncan Large, flat, paved commercial lot measuring 120’ x 59’. Lot completely fenced with large rolling locking gate. Furnished office building (12’ x 26’) & separate storage container (19’ x 8’) on property. Very close to new VIU. Zoned C3. Available Sept 1, 2011 $950/mo. negotiable 250-701-3062, lv message

82.8 ACRES, 300’ lakefront, S Cariboo. Beautiful, pastoral, private, rural setting. Borders crown land. Adjacent 80+ acre parcel available. www.bchomesforsale.com/ view/lonebutte/ann/

Royal Alexander Apts 2575 Alexander St., Duncan

(250)746-6442

$500/MO STARTING- weekly available, many room types, furnished, w/common kitchen. All utils, internet included. FREE local calls, No Credit Checks. Call Motel, 250-7480661, (Duncan). BRIGHT, 2 bdrm condo, W/D, F/S, D/W, close to schools/parks/shopping. N/P, (Immed). $800. 250-665-6527.

DUNCAN, 1500 sqft Industrial space, 12 x 16 overhead door, with 1 bdrm suite/office above. 250-510-9442 or 250-748-2719

CENTRAL LOCATION, Bachelor, 1 & 2 bdrms, balcony, F/S, hot water, parking, pet considered, $525-$850/mo. Call 250-748-7764.

WORKSHOP/ LIVING SPACE FOR RENT Insulated 700 sq ft workshop- ideal for woodwork. One bedroom loft includes washer, dryer,dish washer. Located on 4 wooded acres in Cobble Hill (Arbutus Ridge area).Available Sept 1, 2011. $1250/m. Call 250-709-2010 for details.

CHEMAINUS 1 BDRM heat & hw incld. small pet ok. $650. Leave msg (250)245-8869.

COWICHAN BAY Apt, spectacular ocean view, 1 bdrm, N/S, N/P, avail immed (Aug rent free), $950 mo, call 250748-7993. DUNCAN: 1 & 2-bdrm, 5 appls, close to School, Hospital and bus route. $650-$800 utils. Lv msg: 250-597-4018. DUNCAN: 2 bdrm 1000sqft grnd flr patio suite, sep. ent, 5appl, quiet area nr hospital. $850. Sept.1. 250-619-4509

SPORTS & IMPORTS

SPORTS & IMPORTS

BRONSON MUFFLER LTD.

MUFFLERS

COWICHAN BAY: 1 bdrm condo $625/mo, quiet adult oriented bldg. Large patio doors from living and bdrm to private balcony. Sunny location, walk to quaint Cow Bay village. N/P N/S refs req’d 250-743-9875 or leave message @ 1-888-505-5493

Now in our 21st Year

SPECIALIZING IN CUSTOM BENDING

•Duals •Custom •3/4 & 1 Ton muffers Trucks •Stainless •All Vehicles Steel & Aluminized •Exhaust Pipe Accessories

748-1541

2955 BOYS RD., DUNCAN Owner/Operator OPEN: Mon.-Fri. 9-5 pm CHRIS MOORE

COBBLE HILL- 1 bdrm furnished cabin on farm land. Serviced RV pad. Call (250)743-4392. DUNCAN, CHARMING, bright 1 bdrm furn cottage on Quamichan Lake. Water, cable, internet, hydro incl’d, N/S, N/P, N/D, exc ref’s req, avail Sept. 1, $700 mo, 250-748-3319.

DUPLEXES/4PLEXES 3BED,2BATH,1/2DUPLEX Duncan.5 appl.cent vac.car port.lam floors.close hosp&bus.Pets consid. $1250/month.250-709-8208

HOUSESITTING I am looking for someone to house sit a small 1 bdrm house in Duncan for Sept & Oct, 2011. Call for details 250748-5543 after 6pm.

MISCELLANEOUS FOR RENT DUNCAN: 3 bdm TH, 2 lvls, enclosed yard, Avail. Now, $975, HT/HW, incl. (250) 748-1304. SOUTH Chemainus duplex 1300sq ft 3bed 5bath,4app, fenced,carport, yard storage, close to hotel, store, golfing 1200per month plus utilities, lease. 250-999-2013

MOBILE HOMES & PADS LRG 4 BDRM MOBILE Home, on Koksilah Rd. $975.+ util. Aug. 1. Call Mel 250-597-0617 talltimbermhp@live.com

HOMES FOR RENT

Charming 2 bdrm home ideal for active srs, nr bus, store, hosp & schools. 4 appl, n/s, no pets, $950/mo 250-732-7726 CHEMAINUS- ENJOY Your own little semi-detached home on a quiet street. Priv drive, level entry, open plan 1 bdrm, 5 appls, N/P. $695 cable & hydro incld. 1-250-658-1656. DUNCAN- 2 BDRM waterviews, on 1 acre, priv, nice yrd. $1095. Avail Now. NS/NP. 250-746-5527, 250-746-0753.

Rowan Property Management Ltd. Has a large selection of homes & apartments for rent in the Cowichan Valley. Visit us at www.rowanproperty.ca or call (250)748-9090

YOUBOU LAKEFRONT Exec 3 bdrm, 2 bath, level entry home, level beach, 5 appl. fireplace, vaulted, huge windows, decks, NS, $1200. Avail Aug 24-Jul 1/12. 250-715-5484

SOUTH SHAWNIGAN Lakenew 2 bdrm waterfront home, private wharf. $1500. Minimum 1 year lease. (250)883-0475.

DOWNTOWN DUNCAN 2500 sq.ft. 6 separate offices, reception, conference area & kitchen, 2nd floor, AC,. $1175/mo. 250-715-6880.

OFFICE/RETAIL

DUNCAN- 2328sq ft, 4 bdrms 2 full baths, 5 appls, close to schools & town, spacious, private backyard, pool, fish pond. Available Sept 1. Refs required. N/S, sm pet ok. $1600+ 1/2 hydro & oil. 778422-2220, 1-778-994-1547. DUNCAN, 3 bdrm, 2 bath, Rancher, close to lake, big fenced yard, F/S, W/D, D/W, heat pump, $1400 + utils, N/S, N/P, call 250-748-6574. DUNCAN, 3 bdrm house, reno’d, 2 baths, W/D hook-up, N/S,N/P, $900. Avail Aug 15. (250)746-3988 DUNCAN, NEAR hospital, on bus route. 14 X 70, 2 bdrm mobile home in quiet adult park, $900 mo. (250)246-8318 LADYSMITH. NEW 3-bdrm, 2.5 bath. Go to: www.webbasedtours.com/mariners_quay/ pet friendly. (250)245-8997.

4-BDRM, 3.5 baths w/ jacuzzi in master. 2 F/Ps, den, family & living rms. Garage. NS/NP. Avail Aug 15. Laundry hook-up (604)376-9047, (250)715-1174

NEWER rancher 3 bed/2 bath w hardwood floors on private 1/4 acre. 4 min drive to CDH. 1 min to b b stores. 5 appliances. Large deck w flowering garden. Fresh decorator colours. 2 car attached garage. 1450 + utilities NS/NP References mandatory. skmrv@live.ca

HOMES FOR RENT

HOMES FOR RENT

ROWAN PROPERTY MANAGEMENT LTD. (Agent for the Owner) Office: 250-748-9090 rowanproperty@shaw.ca

¾ 8/2-7744 Mays Rd, Duncan $575/$595 2 BR suite w/ 2 apps, basic cable incl. ¾ 1400 Chilco Rd (Lwr), Crofton $600 1 BR suite w/ 2 apps & shared w/d, carport ¾ 1405 Haida Rd (Lwr), Duncan $625 1 BR suite w/ 2 apps, heat & hydro incl. ¾ 309-2515 Alexander St, Duncan $625 1 BR suite w/ 2 apps, deck, hot water incl. ¾ 7–721 Malone Rd, Ladysmith $700 3 BR townhome w/ 4 apps ¾ 201-369 McKinstry Rd, Duncan $725 1 BR executive suite w/ 5 apps, deck ¾ 1-2516 Alexander St, Duncan $750 2 BR suite w/ 4 apps, close to town ¾ 1-370 Cairnsmore St, Duncan $775 2 BR 2 bth condo w/ 5 apps, adult complex ¾ 210-3226 Cowichan Lk Rd, Duncan $825 2 BR condo w/ 5 apps, deck ¾ 3-660 Jubilee St, Duncan $825 2 BR 1 ½ bth + den townhouse w/ 4 apps ¾ 5-660 Jubilee St, Duncan $825 2 BR 1 ½ bth + den townhouse w/ 4 apps ¾ 206-360 Bundock Ave, Duncan $825 1 BR + den apartment w/ 5 apps, deck ¾ 202-3226 Cowichan Lk Rd, Duncan $850 2 BR condo w/ 5 apps, deck ¾ 107-360 Bundock Ave, Duncan $850 1 BR + den apartment w/ 5 apps, patio ¾ 10-1090 Marchmont Rd, Duncan $850 3 BR 2 bth townhouse w/ 2 apps, carport ¾ 303-360 Bundock Ave, Duncan $875 1 BR apartment w/ 5 apps, balcony ¾ 212-360 Bundock Ave, Duncan $875 1 BR + den apartment w/ 5 apps, balcony ¾ 10124 Victoria Rd, Chemainus $895 3 BR home w/ 4 apps, ocean view ¾ 31–941 Malone Rd, Ladysmith $945 3 BR 2½ bth townhouse w/ 5 apps ¾ 163 Third St (Uppr), Duncan $1050 2 BR + den home w/ 5 apps ¾ 3271 Gibbons Rd, Duncan $1195 3 BR 1 ½ bth duplex w/ 5 apps ¾ 600 Dagall Rd, Mill Bay $1250 3 BR 2 bth home w/ 5 apps, shed, patio ¾ 8049 Vye Rd, Crofton $1250 3 BR 2 bth home w/ 5 apps, deck, fireplace ¾ 1151 Kay Pl, Mill Bay $1575 3 BR 2 ½ bth + den home w/ 5 apps ¾ 6043 Rockland Terrace, Duncan $1600 3 BR 3 bth home w/ 5 apps, hot tub For further info please visit our website at: www.rowanproperty.ca

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GARAGE SALES

COBBLE HILL: 5 family garage sale. 961 Chapman & 961 Ravencrest. Sat & Sun, Aug 6 & 7. Furniture, plants, sporting goods, books, antiques, 1940 Table/chairs, 1950 chrome/chairs, men suits

DUNCAN: Sat Aug 6, 8-2. 3236 Hillwood Rd, off Highland. Video games, CDs, electronics, baby needs, kids clothes and toys, some furniture, kitchenware & more!

COBBLE HILL: Sat Aug 6, 9-4. 1121 Fisher Rd, by Telegraph. Lots of everything, collectibles, books. Rain or shine. NO EARLY BIRDS! COWICHAN BAY, 1587 Cowichan Bay Rd., Sat, Aug. 6, 9am-2pm. (Operation Track Shoes Fundraising Sale). Too many items to list. Please no early birds! Rain or shine. COWICHAN BAY: Women’s Plus size clothing, books, odd’s & ends, furniture, child’s captains bed. 4405 Telegraph Rd, Sat, Aug 6, 9-1pm. CROFTON- 7994 QUEENS St, Sat, Aug 6, 8am-12noon. CROFTON- 8041 ARTHUR St, Sat, Aug 6, & Sun, Aug 7, 8am-2pm. Huge Sale! DUNCAN, 1884 Martin Pl., Aug 5th (11-7), Aug 6th (9-5) & Aug 7th (11-4). Complete contents of THIS HIGH END Home on 2 acres Estate property. ALL ITEMS ARE OF SUEPRIOR QUALITY AND IN VERY GOOD CONDITION. Items include Gibbard Dining Rm suite, tea trolly, STERLING SILVERWARE, Royal Doulton Dishes, Moorcroft vases & other crystal. Living Rm furniture, maple kitchen table & chairs. King size bed & mattress, twin beds, office furniture, casual chairs white wicker, all kitchen equip. and many more items. DIRECTIONS: On the North side of Duncan is HERD RD, turn onto Herd go about 3.5 kms to Lakes Rd. Turn right to Stamps Rd, then right onto Martin Rd and left onto Martin Pl # 1884. DO NOT PARK IN DRIVEWAY PLEASE. Hosted by FINE POINT ANTIQUES & REMEMBER THAT ISLAND TRADER. More info. call Ken 250-9270500 or Wayne 250-5860115. Or -email kenmccloy@telus.net or finepoint_antiques@shaw.ca DUNCAN: 239 2nd St., Sat & Sun, Aug 6 & 7, 9-3pm. DUNCAN: 5830 Brier Ave. Sat, Aug 6th, 9-2pm. Toys, tools and lots of good stuff. Absolutely no early birds! DUNCAN, Multi family, Fri Aug 5 & Sat Aug 6, 8:00-3, 392 Beech, off Trunk. Clothes, books, toys, pool, pond supplies, constr. items & more!

DUNCAN: Sat, Aug 6, 9-1pm. Everything must go! No early birds. 6285 Fairview Way. DUNCAN: Sat Aug 6, 9-2. 2996 Phillips Rd, off Koksilah. Come see what we have!! DUNCAN: SAT., Aug. 6, 9-3. 260 Gov’t St, COLOSSAL GARAGE SALE! New sellers weekly, come join us. Tables for rent! Call 250-748-2264. DUNCAN: Sat & Sun, Aug 6 & 7, 9-1 pm. 1376 Donnay Dr (between MacKenzie & Kingsview) Tools, furniture, jewelry & clothing. Too much to name! DUNCAN: Yard Sale Sat, Aug 6, 8-3. SHARRON APTS: BACK PARKING LOT, off James St, onto Elvins, beside Cow High/near aquatic centre.

GARAGE SALES * Great bargains * All local, in COWICHAN!

GIANT YARD SALE New pressure washer, fibre glass boats, books, tools, furniture, water skis and more! Moorefield (off Lane) Saturday, Aug 6, 8-3pm MAPLE RIDGE- 6020 Eagle Ridge Terrace (across from the Garth) Sat, Aug 6, 8-1pm MILL BAY. Saturday & Sunday, August 6 & 7, 8am-2pm. Household, bikes, electronics & check out the Candle shop! 771 Frayne Rd. SATURDAY, August 6th, 8am to 1pm. Pre-moving sale 6508 Wicks Rd. off Lakes Rd.


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RENTALS

RENTALS

RENTALS

RENTALS

TRANSPORTATION

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TRANSPORTATION

OFFICE/RETAIL

SUITES, LOWER

SUITES, LOWER

SUITES, LOWER

ANTIQUE/CLASSICS

CARS

RECREATIONAL VEHICLES FOR SALE

DUNCAN: RETAIL space for lease, 1400 sq ft, highway exposure, A/C, ample parking. 250-746-5657, 250-748-8671

2 BDRM suite. 2000 sq.ft. Priv ent, grd level, close to amens, hydro incl. N/S, small pet ok. Ref’s req’d. Sept. 1, $1250. Call 778-422-2220 or 604-689-4779.

DUNCAN 1 Bdrm w/level garden entry. 4 appl., newly refinished w/laminate floor and oak cupboards, off street parking. N/S, 1 sm pet consid. $800/m incl utilites. Avail immed. (250) 746-0837 or email eveart@telus.net

Shawnigan Lake: 2 bdrm, fully reno’d, close to all amenities 5 appl., N/P, N/S. $870/m incl. Hydro (250) 743-5513 or (250) 213-3681

57 MGA Roadster, red convertible, knock-offs. Super shape. $13,500. 250-748-3262

ROOMS FOR RENT MILL BAY. Lrg furn room. Priv bath, garage, utils incld. Share kitchen, laundry. NS/NP. Quiet mature person. Ref’s req’d. Sept. 1. $600. (250)929-3291.

SENIOR ASSISTED LIVING THE GATEHOUSE Adult Care (Ltd.) Licensed Facility. Come join our Family! We have room for two full time “clients” in our family home environment. We are a level entry home with easy access to all rooms and two outdoor patios with seating. Safe and secure...private individual rooms. Home cooked meals and snacks, special diets if needed. Hair, nail and foot care provided. All care is provided by on site trained staff. For more information please call Rae Marie, Manager/Supervisor at: 250-7434913. 3380 Cobble Hill Rd, Cobble Hill, BC, email: gatehouseadultcare@telus.net

SHARED ACCOMMODATION 4 BDRMS Large suite. 1 bdrm available: $400 inclds utils. Wood F/P, F/S, W/D. NS/NP. Avail now. (250)740-5619.

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Touring team takes a hit

Winning bronze a team effort

Cowichan cricket: Calgarians’ run total dries up like the field Don Bodger

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owichan unveiled the sunshine and a dry ¿eld for the Glenmore Cricket Club of Calgary to end its four-day tour to B.C. Sunday with a game at Shawnigan Lake. The Calgarians were happy to leave the rains they’d been experiencing at home behind and hoped to take advantage of the conditions by batting ¿rst. They went into the exhibition contest with wins in West Vancouver and Victoria, but a loss in Penticton. Calgary lost a batsman during the ¿rst over but responded with a second-wicket stand of 44. Cowichan bowlers Phil Goddard and Ross King moved the ball in the air that led to several runs coming off the

edge of the bat. Glenmore’s luck didn’t last and wickets tumbled, with the innings descending to 119 for seven. A determined tail end of the rotation moved the score to 206 before the eighth wicket fell and a few more lofty swings brought the ¿nal total to 217. King and Rick Fletcher opened for Cowichan, scoring at more than ¿ve runs per over. Both were retired when they reached 40, according to the usual protocol for exhibition games. Brian Heaps also made it to 40 and followed into retirement. The ¿rst wicket fell at 102 and only four before Cowichan surpassed the target of 217 with three overs to spare. Cowichan returns to Victoria and District Cricket Association league action Sunday at Shawnigan Lake against Oak Bay.

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Batsman Anil Joshi of the touring Glenmore Cricket Club from Calgary looks for an open spot to place the ball in front of Cowichan wicketkeeper Vipin Patel Sunday at the Cowichan Cricket and Sports Club.

Hammer thrower tops at nationals Don Bodger

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Joanna Franke-Kuhn starts school again at the University of Hawaii Aug. 22 after placement exams and physicals.

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oanna Franke-Kuhn saved her best throw for last in the national track and ¿eld championships at Winnipeg. The Cowichan product and Frances Kelsey grad came from behind, moving up from third to second and eventually ¿rst in the hammer throw.

Franke-Kuhn opened at 49.88 metres in her ¿rst of six throws. After two fouls, she threw 47.83 and then went up to 51.51 and the winner at 52.84. Runner-up Samantha Kennedy of Cloverdale threw 51.64. “It was close,’’ said Franke-Kuhn. The two then advanced to represent Canada in the Pan-American junior championships in Florida. Franke-Kuhn placed seventh. “If I’d thrown 53 metres, I could

have been fourth,’’ said FrankeKuhn, whose best effort fell in the 50-metre range. “It was kind of disappointing.’’ It was Franke-Kuhn’s last year as a junior. Next year, she’ll be up against Olympic throwers. Franke-Kuhn has a Àight booked for Aug. 15 to return for her second year at the University of Hawaii. She’d thought about going to another school. “I decided, how bad could Hawaii be?’’ she reasoned.

heir timing was perfect. Members of the Cowichan Valley Lacrosse Association’s Bantam C2 Thunder put it all together to win a bronze medal during the recent provincial Bantam C championships at Peninsula and Victoria’s Bear Mountain Arena. “The thing with our team, there’s quite a few ¿rst-year players on the team and obviously some strong individual players as well,’’ said coach Rob Webb. “At the end of the year, they did well.’’ It was the coming-together of the emerging ¿rst-year talent with the experience of the second-year players that made the Thunder tough to beat. The team went undefeated in three round robin games and then crossed over to play Mackenzie, the secondplace team in the other division. That was the only loss for the Thunder. “We ran out of gas,’’ said Webb of that game. But the team regrouped and captured the bronze in dramatic fashion over Mission. The teams were tied 5-5 at the end of regulation time, 7-7 after the ¿rst overtime and it remained 7-7 after the second overtime. Liam Kennedy scored 16 seconds into the third overtime and it held up as the winner in an 8-7 triumph. “It was nice to be on that end of it,’’ said Webb.

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The Cowichan Bay Volunteer Fire Rescue recently held a Vehicle Rescue training weekend. Members, experienced and new, spent two days learning new skills and techniques in the art of Vehicle Rescue. This work involved a variety of specialty tools, primarily the “Jaws of Life”. Over the weekend, members cut apart over a dozen vehicles. These vehicles were supplied and transported by local businesses. The Cowichan Bay Volunteer Fire Rescue would like to thank Steel Pacific Recycling, Hi Point Autocare and Scott Freethy for the donation of vehicles. We would also like to recognize Tiger Towing, not only for supplying vehicles and services for this training weekend, but for a long standing support towards the Cowichan Bay Volunteer Fire Rescue over the past years and their never ending commitment to support our training program. We would not be able to maintain our high level of service without the support of local businesses such as Steel Pacific Recycling, Hi Point Autocare and Tiger Towing. From all of us at the Cowichan Bay Volunteer Fire Rescue, Thank you for your continued support.

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Lynne Maple teamed up with Cheryl Miller to win the women’s 60 doubles final during the Island Grass Court Championships. Maple and Miller beat Paddy Mann and Marilyn Williams in the final at the South Cowichan Lawn Tennis Club.

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Weekend a Dilly

Walker in a runaway Ladies’ golf: Moir runner-up in Kerrone net event

Ball games galore: Ortho and slo-pitch entry at 52 Don Bodger

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alley ball ¿elds were ¿lled again on the long weekend for the 23rd edition of the Dilly orthodox and slo-pitch tournament. A total of 52 teams competed, spread among the Evans Field complex, Cowichan Sportsplex Kerry Park and Maple Bay. “The weather cooperated so it was all pretty good,’’ said organizer Ralph Dill. Dorman’s of Nanaimo topped the competitive orthodox division with a 9-1 win in the ¿nal over Renegades of Vancouver. Dorman’s won $750 and free entry next year while Renegades received $550. Third was the Texas Leaguers of Duncan ($450) and fourth went to the Heina Kings of Duncan and Mill Bay ($350). Chris McCormick of Dorman’s was the male MVP while female honours went to Angela Kelly of Renegades. The Richard Werbiski best pitcher was Darcy Penner of the Renegades. The top team in rec ortho was Baker’s Supply of Nanaimo, winners of $750 and free 2012 entry. Runner-up Rowdies of Parksville collected $550. Shark Club of Victoria and Sykos earned $400 each for third and fourth. Donny Brooks of Victoria and Sliders won $75 each for the A consolation.

Instigators of Parksville received $250 for ¿rst place in B followed by Stew’s Crew of Duncan who got $150. Screwballs of Victoria and Knights of Nanaimo claimed $100 each for third and fourth while $50 went to Tradesmen, the most sportsmanlike team, and Cardinals for B consolation. The C champion was Mayhem over the Mill Bay Stingers. In slo-pitch, Cox won $750 and free 2012 entry following a 1511 victory over HGX in the ¿nal. HGX received $550. Rebels and Garden City earned $400 each while $50 apiece went to Brawlers and Loonie Tunes for consolation. On the B side, Long Beach Ravens scooped up $350 after a 17-1 win over Figjam, recipients of $250. Donkstars got $150 after their 16-4 consolation win over the Dockers of Victoria. Mixed Nuts led the C board over Mid-Island Hustlers and Somass Guardians won the consolation. Nanaimo rivals Chaos and Riot were the top two teams in D. Beer Wolves won the consolation and Inglorious Bastards gained top spot in E division. MVP male for slo-pitch was Rick Eden of Cox. Tash Cools of the Rebels captured the female award and the Bastards were the most sportsmanlike team. “We’ve got room for a few more,’’ said Dill for any teams thinking about next year.

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Both sides of the ball are brought into focus during the Dilly tournament. Pitcher Chad Pywell delivers for the Battalion in competitive orthodox action, above, and Daniel Higginson steps up to the plate for the Inglorious Bastards, below, in slo-pitch play.

owichan Golf and Country Club’s ladies’ division crowned several champions following its latest round of competition. The two-day Jean Kerrone net tournament ended with Shirley Walker as the winner and Lynda Moir the runner-up. The super super senior division winner was Pat Davis, who truly was super after chipping in for birdies on both No. 13 and 16. Nancy Munro won the senior division and top spot in the super senior category went to Jeanne Wilkinson. Last Wednesday’s agenda also included a medal, pin and spoon round. Munro and Wilkinson tied for the lead of their handicap category with a net 71 while Davis and Val Anderson also shared top honours for their division at net 73. Kathy Coates and Susan Bellows led the other sections with respective net scores of 68 and 71. Closest to the pin for Monday’s opening round were: Pru Sharp (No. 6), Anderson (No. 8), Marianne Hunt (No. 13) and Walker (No. 15). Wednesday, K.P. honours went to Libby Horwood on No. 6, Kathryn Oliphant on No. 8,

Dedie Tyson on No. 13 and Anderson on No. 15. A bunch of birdies were scored on Monday. Doing the deed were: Pat Molyneaux on No. 4; Vicki Clarke, Doreen White and Munro on No. 6; Faye Deol on No. 8; Joan Wakelin on No. 15 and Davis on No. 16. Munro (No. 5), Rosemary Branting and Louise Ketilson (No. 8) and Davis and Arlene Hornett (No. 13) managed birdies on Wednesday. A medal pin round was played the previous week on July 20. Winners of the respective handicap categories were: Melinda Spoor and Munro (tied with a net 70), Moir (net 65), Anderson (net 69) and Camilla Carson (net 68). Munro and Donna Clevette both birdied No. 6 while Christa Robson and Moir had birdies on No. 8 and 13. Closest to the pin were: Linda Olson on No. 6, Moir on No. 8, Robson on No. 13 for the red Àag, Wilkinson on No. 13 for the white Àag and Lynda Morrison on No. 15. Par round handicap section winners July 13 were: White, Clarke, Carson and Sandy Riecken. Branting (No. 6), Coates (No. 9) and Molyneaux (No. 13) made their mark with birdies. Olson claimed the K.P. on No. 6, Carol Willan on No. 8, Branting on No. 13 and Wilkinson on No. 15.


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Pettapiece takes her baseball skills to the next level in open age competition

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Rhianna Pettapiece of Chemainus is a part of baseball history. Pettapiece played on the first team from B.C. to compete in the open age women’s national tournament at Toronto. The Chemainus Secondary School graduate was part of a predominantly young team that did well for its first time

at that level and placed fourth. The more experienced teams from Ontario, Quebec and Alberta provided tough competition. One game against Ontario went into extra innings. B.C. succumbed to the experience of Alberta in the bronze medal game. The result wasn’t indicative of the team’s

capabilities. Pettapiece played house ball in Nanaimo this season and practiced with the Junior Pirates under the direction of Jordan Blundell. Pettapiece plans to continue with baseball, now that B.C. has made inroads at the open age competition.

Track star shines as a freshman in Alaska Northern exposure: Incredible talent emerges at the university level, especially during warm weather meets Don Bodger

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t didn’t take long for Haleigh Lloyd to make an impact on the track and ¿eld program at the University of Alaska Anchorage. The Ladysmith product and former CeeVacs Jaguars’ track and ¿eld club member attained UAA records during her freshman year in the 100and 400-metre hurdles and also had a leg on record-breaking 4x400 and 4x100 relay teams. Lloyd, who turned 19 in February, remembers feeling a bit anxious at this time last year as she prepared to head to university. “I was nervous and excited at the same time,’’ she said. “I was excited to meet new people and have a change in my life. Actually, I never really got homesick. The track and the school started right away.’’ Lloyd started training with the track team on the ¿rst day of school. “The track was a little bit different because we were doing more conditioning-type stuff,’’ she said. Once Lloyd realized mom Sheila wasn’t going to be there to make her lunch, she settled into campus life. “I was busy, but I liked being busy,’’ Lloyd said. Five days a week, she was on the track doing what she does best. “We eventually went six days a week as we got closer to our outdoor season,’’ said Lloyd. By the time January rolled around,

Lloyd was ready to get into a meet after all that training. The good thing about the training is she had plenty of company, unlike here. “It wasn’t just me by myself training on the cold Duncan track,’’ Lloyd said. “All the training paid off. My times came down a bit.’’ The ¿rst meet was at the beginning of March at the University Nevada, Las Vegas. Lloyd attained personal bests in the 100 and 400 hurdles right off the bat. Sizing up the competition brought some apprehension from Lloyd. “Some of the girls look a little intimidating,’’ she said. “You can’t think about that and let it psych you out. “You’ve got to pretend it’s like any other meet.’’ Lloyd did exactly that and her natural talents emerged for ¿rst in the 400 and fourth in the 100, a great start to her university track career. A series of events followed in California, including one at Northridge where Lloyd secured another personal best while winning the 400 hurdles. A pulled hamstring before the Occidental Invitational was a bit of a drawback for Lloyd. Her coach pulled her out of the 400 as a precautionary measure for nationals. “I’ve never pulled my hamstring before,’’ Lloyd said. “It’s not fun.’’ She still ran the relay. “I was a little tentative going out, but it was ¿ne.’’ Lloyd became increasingly more relaxed. “The weather was nice. You didn’t

Flying over the hurdles with the greatest of ease, even during casual informal workouts, has long been Haleigh Lloyd’s trademark. have to wear layers and layers of clothes,’’ she said. “I prefer to compete in warm weather.’’ Along the way, “I was learning how to balance the school and the track,’’ she said. It was all quite thrilling for Lloyd’s family to see her excelling. Sheila went

to Alaska to get Haleigh settled initially and then watched competitions in California and Oregon. “It’s really exciting to see them at that level and to see the teams as a whole,’’ said Sheila. “They’re like a family. “As a parent, it makes you feel better this was a good choice.’’

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Lloyd’s best times are now 1:00.96 in the 400 at Northridge, California and 14.54 for the 100 in the Willamette Invitational at Salem, Oregon. As she prepares to return to Alaska as a sophomore, “I guess it’s more comfortable,’’ said Lloyd. “I know what to expect.’’

Mustangs’ season ends after wildcard tournament losses Don Bodger

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baseball season of marked improvement ended for the Cowichan Valley Mustangs Sunday on the Lower Mainland. The B.C. Minor Bantam AAA Baseball League squad dropped two games in a wild card tournament at Cloverdale and was eliminated from contention for the provincial playoffs. “It was pretty good,’’ said Mustangs’ star pitcher Zach Diewert. “We lost both games, but we came close in the ¿rst one.’’ The Mustangs battled back against Tri-City Saturday in dramatic

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fashion, only to lose the game 9-8 in the bottom of the seventh inning. The Mustangs were down to their ¿nal out in the top of the seventh, trailing 7-5. But, fortunately, Diewert was at bat and he hit a three-run homer — his second homer of the year — to put the Mustangs ahead 8-7. But Tri-City came right back with two runs for the win. “We couldn’t shut them down for a half an inning,’’ said Mustangs’ assistant coach Ken Diewert. “But it was a very exciting game. It was a valiant effort. We just lack the depth of those Vancouver teams.’’ Zach Diewert was the starting pitcher in the game, relieved by T.J. Mah.

The Tri-City team draws players from Coquitlam, Port Coquitlam and Port Moody. “That’s a far bigger draw than Duncan, Ladysmith, Chemainus,’’ pointed out Ken Diewert. “We’re in tough, no matter what.’’ Sunday’s game brought a 6-3 loss to Richmond. Robert Busch started on the mound, relieved by Zach Diewert. The Mustangs have beaten both Tri-City and Richmond this season, but couldn’t get it done at the right time. “All in all, it was a very successful year, for sure,’’ said Ken Diewert. Zach Diewert will have an extended season after making the Grade 9 provincial team. He’ll be playing with Team B.C. in a tournament at Centralia, Washington next weekend.

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