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A possible case of arson that torched an Alderlea Street home on Dec. 7 is still under investigation, along with a suspect, police say. Sgt. Jack McNeil of the North Cowichan/ Duncan RCMP said the Duncan blaze is “certainly suspicious and we’re treating it as arson.” A 29-year-old male taken into custody at the

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their heads. “We’re actively investigating this is an arson and a fire of suspicious origin.” The cops continue working with the fire marshall to determine the blaze’s exact cause. “The big loser is the property owner — and the family for having lost its effects,” McNeil said.

Variety of factors likely behind Fish Gut Alley coho deaths Storm-water sampling: Duncan staff, province will continue to investigate Peter W. Rusland

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Business as usual at Crofton mill, Catalyst says Debt restructuring: Corporate bosses working to fix financial crisis Peter W. Rusland

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t’s business as usual at Catalyst’s Crofton mill where workers are urged to keep making good paper products while the ¿rm restructures amid massive debt. “We are operating business as usual and expect to run our mills and meet our order-book commitments according to normal end-of-year schedules,” Catalyst’s Lyn Brown, vice-president of marketing and corporate responsibility, said Tuesday. “We’re asking employees to stay focused on working safely, and continuing to deliver qualCROFTON AUTO SERVICE

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Cowichan kid earns $500 for green Ă„lm

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News Leader Pictorial

Total weight loss 53.2 lbs

den Weiss’s environmentally-friendly room scored the 10-year-old Âżlmmaker $500. The eco-friendly pad, along with Weiss’ ingenuity and creativity — plus her handy work with a video camera — secured the Cowichan kid Âżrst spot in the Cowichan Valley Regional District’s Environment Commission Video Contest. Eden was Âżrst in the age 8-to-10 category in the challenge. Winners with their two-minute videos were showcased at the CVRD’s Environment Commission meeting Dec. 15. “She didn’t even want to enter. She wasn’t thinking she was good enough and she’s very shy,â€? said Eden’s mom, Robin Weiss. Eden’s super pumped about winning $500. “It’s really exciting,â€? she said, adding she wants to use the dough to buy her dog Dawson a new bed. “I asked her what she wanted to use the money for and she said to buy her dog a bed,â€? Robin said. “I thought it would be a pretty nice bed. Maybe we’ll go to Sleep Country for that.â€? Eden’s video highlights the greengirl’s bedroom, which includes footage of her dimmer switch, eco-friendly paint as well as re-used furniture. She also showed the CVRD folks items like her metal water bottle. “Instead of using plastic bottles, I bring that to school,â€? she said.

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Cowichan’s Eden Weiss recently won $500 in the CVRD Environment Video Contest. Eden plans to split the dough with her brother Austin, who recently won third place in the Vancouver Island Library System’s I Love My Library teen video contest in the 13-to-15 age category for his stop-motion animation entry. He won $150 in that contest as well as $300 for a second-place ¿nish in the CVRD’s challenge in the age 11-to14 category. Eden’s leftover winnings, on top

of Austin’s, will go toward buying a new computer with better video editing programs and faster processors, Robin said. Other winners were: Age 8-to-10: Sierra Robinson (2) and Duncan Elementary Class (3); Age 11-14: U-Fix It (1), Austin Weiss (2), and Olivia Nelson (3); Age 15-to-18: AJ Mitchell (1), Our Future (2), Timeline (3); and 19-to24: Jen Holden (1).

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Cowichan Bay Fire Rescue crew members attended a two-vehicle crash, involving a Ford F-150 pick-up truck and a Chevy Silverado, at the intersection of Cowichan Bay Road and Cherry Point Road on Wednesday, Dec. 21 at approximately 3 p.m. Both drivers escaped without minor injuries. A 29-year-old Duncan man driving the Ford truck was charged for driving without a valid driver’s licence, police said.

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Friday, December 23, 2011

Queen Margaret’s students rally for local charitable drives

taff, students and the school’s community at Queen Margaret’s have made their mark amongst the various Cowichan charity drives. “At our recent Junior School Christmas Concert, we encouraged families and QMS community members to make donations of non-perishable food items, and we had an outstanding response,� said QMS communications coordinator Hayley Picard. “We were able to visit Jim Jackson and the rest of the 89.7 SunFM crew to drop off our six boxes of food and present a cheque for

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Friday, December 23, 2011

Independent School Certificate Holder? Please read this notice and visit www.bcct.ca immediately With the passage of the Teachers’ Act, all teacher certification in BC will be handled by the new Teacher Regulation Branch of the Ministry of Education. If you have changed your contact information since the certificate renewal process in 2008, it is essential that you update your contact information before January 6, 2012 in order to ensure you’re included in the electoral process for the new BC Teachers Council as well as other important communications regarding your certification.

Andrew Leong

Cowichan Valley Capitals’ goalie Derek Dun assists Ecolé Duncan Elementary kindergartener Parker Jubenville in building his Christmas craft. RONA hosted a Christmas arts and crafts workshop for the kindergarten students at the Cowichan Commons on Tuesday, Dec. 13, with the help of the members of the Capitals’ hockey players.

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Friday, December 23, 2011

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Here are our Christmas wishes for Cowichan Hey Santa: Are these gifts in your sleigh this year?

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ere at the News Leader Pictorial, the newsroom staff took a brief break from our hot cocoa, cookies, and carrots — stolen from the reindeer, of course — to create a list of Christmas wishes for Cowichan. Here’s what we asked Santa for: • We sure hope we can report local charities such as the Cowichan United Way, and the NLP’s own Pennies for Presents, meet — or even beat — fundraising expectations next week. • We’d also love to see Cowichan make huge strides toward more low-cost housing in the coming months. • Stability at Catalyst would sure be appreciated by its hundreds of employWe hope to at the Crofton mill, not to mention ¿nd these gifts ees the tax collectors at North Cowichan, the many local business owners who under the tree and indirectly bene¿t from the mill. • When it comes to E&N railway renewal, we feel as though we’ve been on the edge of a knife this year, and it’s still unclear whether we’ll fall in favour of this much-needed transportation option — or lose it completely. Federal support for this project is de¿nitely on our list. • Speaking of renewal, wouldn’t it be fantastic to see a major overhaul at our aging Cowichan arena, one made to match the Capitals’ impressive improvement this year? • Last year we saw a small-scale revival of the Duncan Fringe Festival. This year we were wowed by the fantastic Rock of the Woods music festival at Bamberton. We want both of these events back in 2012 — even bigger and better. • We know it’d probably be too heavy to carry in Santa’s toysack, but perhaps Saint Nick could send us our much-awaited E.J. Hughes statue via courier. • And ¿nally, Cowichanians, we wish each and every one of you the very best this holiday season, and hope for a fantastic new year.

We say:

Seeing both sides of: holiday season spending The case against

The case for You can gripe about the commercialization of Christmas all you want, but really, what’s so wrong with getting a thoughtful gift for someone who’s special to you? Sure, some people go overboard. And some people, it seems, give with the expectation to receive. But most of us just enjoy picking up something special, or useful, or silly, for someone we love.

Christmas shopping can be a source of stress for many Cowichanians.

Keep Christmas, or Xmas, values with you all year Patrick Hrushowy

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n Christian lore, now is the time that foresees the lion will lie down with the lamb. And, since our tradition of Christmas has much of its roots in Christian teachings, it is said now is a time to lay aside disputes and struggles between enemies and an“Merry Ho Ho to tagonists; it is even said that in times of you and yours.” war, soldiers laid down their riÀes on Christmas morning to share their rations with those they sought to kill just hours before.

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Such is the power of this annual celebration of the birth of the icon of the Christian religion. Or, at least that is what is said. Just how much of this “peace and goodwill toward all men” shows up in peoples’ every day lives today? Or, even now, at Christmas? I’m sure Christian churches will be ¿lled during services over the weekend as once-ayear churchgoers join the more devout to ¿ll pews with their families; seeking the warm rush of solidarity with their fellows — singing familiar carols amid traditional Christmas decorations and lights. They will shake hands and smile at folks they haven’t seen since the last time they were in church. For millions of others, Christmas is merely Xmas; a celebration that perhaps has one dominant set of themes — that of being a really good reason to bring family together while spending copious amounts of money so retailers can survive another year.

Regardless of whether you celebrate Christmas or not, this is likely a time of year you get together with your family and friends, eat good food, share some laughs, and make new memories. Isn’t that enough? Why do presents even have to enter the equation? People are important. Stuff is just, well, stuff.

AN EXPERIMENT OF ONE

Is this a cynical view? I don’t think so, but these words probably do describe an overly narrow view of what Christmas means to people. Whatever each individual and family holds as a vision of what Christmas is to them, it almost certainly includes notions of peace and goodwill, the value of family relations and generosity to others. My main question is: if these values are so commonly held, why do we reserve them for overt expression at just this time of year? Is it naive to think we could conduct all of our affairs with a sense of peace and goodwill? I think a lot of people believe that and value Xmas as a time when they can momentarily let their guard down and actually experience a tiny bit of peace and goodwill. How about cherishing family? Maybe too many of us don’t really put a lot into fostering a close family. Maybe we feel guilty about

that and grab at the Xmas excuse to gather family around. Finally, what about generosity for others? Must we reserve this sense of generosity for only this time of year? Generosity is not limited to the dollars you may spend — it is a state of mind or a condition of how you live your life. These are the questions that have ¿lled my mind as we prepare to host most of our family, including grandchildren, this weekend. I know how I am going to live the answers I give myself. How about you? Merry Ho Ho to you and yours — however you may celebrate Christmas or Xmas. Patrick Hrushowy writes every Friday in the News Leader Pictorial. Email him at phrushowy@shaw.ca


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What’s your Christmas wish for the world? “For everyone to get along, and that there’s peace in the world.”

Amber Howard, North Cowichan

“Peace — and no hungry, frightened or hurt children.”

Penny Simpson, North Cowichan

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Christmas is good, preparing, not really

Buckley was not in contravention of North Cowichan’s bylaw

Dear editor Re: the article “Hailey back in the political saddle,” Friday, Nov. 25. First, I did talk to then Mayor Jon Lefebure and clerk Mark Ruttan before I purchased Buckley, and they did not express any concerns at the time. They have admitted this in public. The assertion made that I contravened the bylaw has never been proven, nor has it been shown that I was keeping a “farm animal.” The term farm animal is not de¿ned in the bylaw, but the common de¿nition is an animal kept for pro¿t or use. A miniature horse is commonly de¿ned as a companion animal or a pet, which is permitted under the bylaw. It is good the article points out the cost of the municipality’s legal action to the taxpayers of North Cowichan; but it is misleading to attribute those costs to myself or my actions, as it was council’s decision to take legal action against me — a case that they never successfully concluded and have never shown to have any merit. The article also failed to note the legal action resulted in a signi¿cant cost to myself and damage to my reputation, which the article has perpetuated. Melissa Hailey

In my opinion: No stress please

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ne of my Facebook friends suggested I write a column and produce a video about preparing to prepare for Christmas. I now have. But my guess is that it’s light years away from what she had in mind. Growing up in a home that took Christmas seriously and witnessing the frazzled stress associated, I now do the bare minimum. If I didn’t have children I probably would do nothing at all. “We’re going to Hawaii the last two weeks of December,” another friend just told me with a big smile on her face. Lucky duck. Escaping the hustle and bustle is exactly what I’ve always wanted to do, but for some reason never have. Some reason’s name is Paul. “Going away wouldn’t feel right,” my husband has always said. Really? It would feel right to me — lying on a ¿le beach in the tropical sun while the kids played in Melissa Hailey says she was not in contravention of North Cowichan bylaws when she and her pet Buckley the the surf. miniature horse, above, lived in the municipality. Brentwood Bay “It’s not just about the weather,” he said. “It’s about being in your own home, or with friends fear they will lose their high quality of life. And ECO Depot from day one and provided clear family.” Okay, I’ll surrender somewhat to that Ignoring climate change evidence is so instead of acting on the evidence of climate feedback at initial open houses on-site, at two and change, they take the easy route. They choose large public meetings in Cobble Hill, a petition logic. Those are some of life’s greatest pleasures taking the easy way out and they’re the part of Christmas I cherish. It’s to believe that global warming does not exist. signed by more than 1,200 people, hundreds Dear editor all the list-making and list-accomplishing that I If you follow the money, you will ¿ nd huge of opposing letters, and four delegations to the Patrick Hrushowy’s column “Sanity prevails cherish less. forces in society that want no change in our board meetings. during Durban climate talks” uses a false claim When I was younger I used to cause myself a ton fossil fuel economy. And so, like the tobacco The CVRD stubbornly threw thousands of global cooling to question the sanity of of anxiety shopping for hours on end trying to ¿nd industry, these institutions and individuals of dollars of public funds to ¿ ght the local climate change talks. It states there are “new the perfect gift to reÀect my feelings for the special opposition with deceptive and misleading scienti¿c predictions of signi¿cant cooling dur- encourage false claims to help us believe what people in my life. we want to believe — to heck with the facts. information, hired professional spindoctors ing the next decade.” When the new year arrived I’d spend hours on Our society is largely governed by economic to promote their position, ignored their own The column gives no source to defend the end working overtime to pay back the credit debt I interests and institutions that favour money zoning rules and wasted a further $100,000 on idea of global cooling — no statement from a racked up from all that expression. Now I buy for over science, economic activity over sustainthe recent vote to con¿rm what they were told university or other institution, no quote from a the kids and hardly anyone else. ability, and short-term pro¿ t over our kids’ all along. They disrespected those opposing scientist, nothing. In fact, it is a false claim. Any adult gift exchanges I’ve participated in future. In contrast, scientists have nothing to their bulldozing efforts at every stage and now We all know unsupported claims on critical during the past few years have felt silly, as I have gain by warning us about global warming. they want to ¿nd out why the public strongly world issues are dangerous — just think about given a gift card to them in exchange for a gift card They could research many other things. objected to their high-handed behaviour? Iraq. to me. Maybe we grown ups should just keep our So there are lots of reasons to generate a false In any other circumstances heads would Hey, I too wish climate change was not hapmoney and buy what we want when we want it. controversy about global warming. But let’s roll for such bad decision-making and out of pening. Unfortunately, the evidence of global OK, I recognize I’m sounding like a bit of a accept the facts. Like Iraq, a lot of people will control spending, but you can bet we won’t see warming is overwhelming. The solution is Scrooge here, but that’s okay. When it comes to die unless we face up to the facts and make the any accountability at all from the CVRD on simple, but hard. We must phase out the burnthe crazy commercialism that goes on every year I controversy be about how we can solve the this issue. We need an independent ECO Depot ing of fossil fuels to prevent the breakdown of problem. investigation by people without vested interests have de¿nitely become a minimalist. our climate. Which brings me to the subject of décor. in this matter, and you won’t ¿nd them at the Peter Nix But many don’t want to do this because they I used to love gussying up the house with great Maple Bay CVRD. This is a good case for review by B.C.’s new ¿nds that I’d collected from craft fairs over the years, but that was back when our home was much Auditor. IIndependent review needed in ECO Municipal more organized. Now when I pull out the decoraW.E. (Bill) Dumont tions I feel as though they’ll just be adding to the Cobble Hill DDepot debacle clutter and chaos. Naturally my family doesn’t DDear editor “Will you put an anti-Smart Meter art lock on your think about any of that and they get very excited power meter?” It is ridiculous the CVRD board and staff are about the annual traditions of putting up a tree and You answered: (49 votes) More letters online going g to investigate their own actions and bescattering ornaments all over. haviour h in the ECO Depot debacle. These are 83 per cent NO And no longer satis¿ed with the simple string of Also, read fresh stories every day and share t same crew that spent more than $1 million the clear lights on the outside of our house, the kids your thoughts immediately through the comd during the past 18 months on this unwanted To vote on the next Question of the Week, log onto the have started looking at other homes to come up ments function. facility f proposed in the wrong place. 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1942: Greetings

DATELINE: COWICHAN

“To one and All...A Happy Christmas. We extend the Season’s greetings to Old Friends and New!” a Cowichan Leader Christmas Greeting from Powel’s Men’s Wear, Quality Clothing and Footwear.

1942: Greetings “To Our Many Friends, We Say... Merry Christmas!” a Cowichan Leader Christmas Greeting from R. Cummins.

by Ann Andersen

Friday, December 23, 2011

1942: Greetings

“At This Festive Season, we would like to express appreciation of the cordial relations between us and extend to you our Best Wishes for Christmas and the New Year,” a Cowichan Leader Christmas Greeting from Smith’s Ladies’ Apparel.

Merry Christmas from Cow Station Dateline 1942: 1942: Christmas concert tradition strong Ann Andersen

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hat’s the Christmas season without a few Christmas concerts? To honour all those who have prepared, rehearsed and performed in Yuletide shows over the years, let’s go back to December 1942 and Cowichan Station school. Teachers Marie Pedley and Phyllis Clement put the concert together and Mrs. Morris Wilson and Mrs. W. Dunn provided the refreshments. To kick off the evening, Kathleen White welcomed parents and community members; Davie Haslam sang Cradle Song; and Barbara Berrow, dressed as a boy, recited When Santa was a Boy. To put the audience in the Christmas spirit, Audrey, Donald and Richard Doney sang Ring Merry Bells, and Bonnie Mattin and Beverly Cox played a piano duet. Next on the program was Hansel and Gretel, featuring Melvin Yates and Doreen Shaw as the two children imprisoned by a witch (Bonnie Mattin) in the woods. Rounding out the cast were Louise Berrow, Bob Holden, Bert Wilson and Hamish Robertson. Trees were played by Robert Gordon, Ronald Valleau and Ronnie Mattin. Later in the evening, Gwen Williams performed a solo skit. Throughout the performance, Llywn Williams and Lindsay Valleau worked the curtain, and David Fleetwood operated the lights. Firewood was donated by Fred Fletcher and Albert Stewart.

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Jolly Old St. Nick gets a peck on the cheek from a fan as he spends some time prior to the 1982 version of his big day having a little fun at the Duncan Rotary Club’s Christmas party. —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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Peninsula Co-op: ‘Moving Ahead by Giving Back’ The idea of shopping locally – and Manager. supporting your community – is never “Meeting the needs of Peninsula more prominent than at the holidays. Co-op members and customers while But when shopping locally can also providing them with outstanding save you money, well, service is a it doesn’t get much hallmark of our We have the good better than that! success,” Heal fortune to be part of the lives says. “We have the Peninsula Co-op supports both its good fortune to be of 56,000 members, their members and the part of the lives of families and the communities 56,000 members, greater community through the financial where we do business their families and success of its service the communities – Ron Heal stations, home heatwhere we do ing and grocery store. business. Through In mailboxes just in time for their support, Peninsula Co-op has Christmas, Peninsula Co-op mailed grown to 14 retail locations from $5.7 million in rebates. This year Greater Victoria to Duncan, while member-owners received a rebate on the Co-op Home Heating team keeps petroleum and home heating purchases households warm throughout the the equivalent of 5 cents a litre, a 5% Peninsula and Greater Victoria.” rebate on all food centre purchases In turn, this continued success and a 4.7% rebate on gas centre allows Peninsula Co-op to support a convenience store purchases, notes number of worthy community groups Ron Heal, Peninsula Co-op General and organizations, including Cops for Cancer’s Tour de Rock, Queen Alexandra for Children Foundation’s Jeneece Place,

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MAINTENANCE WORKER SHAWNIGAN LAKE COMMUNITY CENTRE (CASUAL OPPORTUNITY) A casual opportunity is available at the Shawnigan Lake Community Centre to perform a variety of basic tasks related to the cleaning and maintenance operations of the Shawnigan Lake Community Centre recreation facility. If you have experience performing cleaning routines and basic building maintenance and repairs and are familiar with safety routines and building mechanical systems, then this job may be of interest to you. Please visit our website for full quali¿cation details including application instructions. www.cvrd.bc.ca COWICHAN VALLEY Phone: (250) 746-2500 REGIONAL DISTRICT Fax: (250) 746-2513 Email: cvrd@cvrd.bc.ca 175 Ingram Street Duncan, B.C. V9L 1N8 Website: http://www.cvrd.bc.ca

PETS TRADES, TECHNICAL PRO MAC MANUFACTURING WELDERS & MACHINISTS Pro Mac Manufacturing in Duncan BC is a manufacturer of machinery parts, custom fabrications and industrial Brushcutters. We are expanding our fabrication and machining departments and are looking for: • STEEL FABRICATORS • WELDERS We require qualified Journeyman Welders and Fabricators to layout, fit, fabricate and weld steel assemblies. CWB ticket or qualifications an asset. • MACHINIST We require qualified Journeyman Machinists for Manual and/or CNC machining. Pro Mac offers a superior compensation package of wages, benefits and pension. Please forward resumes to Pro Mac Manufacturing at

Looking for an opportunity to gain meaningful work experience and earn money toward next year’s tuition? The CVRD is looking for students to ¿ll challenging and rewarding summer student opportunities during the Summer of 2012 in the areas of: • Engineering & Environment and Utilities • GIS • Public Safety • Legislative Services (Records Mgt) • Arts & Culture (Program Admin) • Parks & Trails Planning • Parks Outdoor Work Crew • Recreation Summer Camps • Lifeguarding If you are a student currently attending high school, community college or university and planning to return to school next Fall, visit our website to view all available opportunities, including quali¿cation requirements and application instructions: www.cvrd.bc.ca COWICHAN VALLEY Phone: (250) 746-2500 REGIONAL DISTRICT Fax: (250) 746-2513 Email: cvrd@cvrd.bc.ca 175 Ingram Street Duncan, B.C. V9L 1N8 Website: http://www.cvrd.bc.ca

APARTMENT/CONDO

LOCAL HAY. $7.75 per bale delivered. Call 250-539-3049 or cell 360-305-1115.

PETS CHIHUAHUA X puppies. Have shots, are healthy, happy. (250)715-6458 JACK-JILL, 3 mo’s Chih/Pom. Would love to go together. $600pr. 250-715-6458

MERCHANDISE FOR SALE FUEL/FIREWOOD 5 CORDS of Mill ends, $295 delivered. Or you pick up, $50 pickup load. Call (250)4160069.

HERITAGE PAWN CHRISTMAS BARGAINS! 30% OFF all Jewelry! Roland digital recorder, Homelite pressure washer, laptops, Wii systems, Devinci Cameleon 2 Bike, JVC HD video camera. 430 Whistler. 250-746-9810. heritagepawnbrokers.com

REAL ESTATE HOUSES FOR SALE

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

2 BDRM apt located in Tansor Industrial Park, F/S, W/D, elec/gas heat, large sundeck, N/P. Avail now. $800. (250)701-1919 or 250-7011914 $500/MO STARTING- weekly available, many apartment types, furnished, w/common kitchen. All utils, internet included. FREE local calls, No Credit Checks. Call Motel, 250-748-0661, (Duncan). CENTRAL LOCATION, Bachelor, 1 & 2 bdrms, balcony, F/S, hot water, parking, pet considered, $525$950/mo. Call 250-748-7764. CROFTON, BRIGHT, 1 bdrm, ground level, quiet bldg, W/D in suite, patio, $650/mo + utils. Avail Jan. 1st. Call (250) 4160053 after 6pm. CROFTON- BRIGHT 2 bdrm, insuite lndry, parking. (Immed) $780 + utils. 250-210-0756.

Firewood $200/cord, split & delivered

Brian 250-746-8698 **all proceeds toward Duncan Red Hots Fast pitch**

phumber@promac.bc.ca

or fax 250-746-4799 Attn: Phil Humber.

VOLUNTEERS 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

Fir firewood, $170/cord. Cedar available. Call (250)749-4180 SEASONED FIREWOOD Vancouver Island’s largest firewood producer offers firewood legally obtained during forest restoration, large cords. Help restore your forest, Burndrywood.com 1-877-902-WOOD.

GARAGE SALES

www.volunteercowichan.bc.ca

WORK WANTED SUMMER STUDENTS COWICHAN VALLEY REGIONAL DISTRICT

RENTALS

FEED & HAY

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

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

PERSONAL SERVICES

HOMES WANTED

WE BUY HOUSES

FINANCIAL SERVICES

Call 310.3535

MAPLE GROVE APTS. 3271 Cowichan Lake Rd 2 & 3 Bedroom Units _____________________

*Heat & Hot water included *Family oriented *Clean & quiet *Renovated units *Indoor Pets welcome *Onsite Laundry Facilities

HIDDEN JEWEL Adult oriented, near Cowichan Aquatic Centre, large 1 bdrm, top floor, faces south, lrg balcony. New carpets, appliances, paint. Rent inclds heat & hot water. $675. (250) 748-1304.

YOUBOU- 2 bdrm, garden, lrg yrd, prkg, on bus route, pets ? laundry. $575. (250)210-0756

HOMES FOR RENT

HOMES FOR RENT

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Call (250) 710-7515 to view

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

TEMPLE Wellness-British Trained Osteopathic Practitioner - Osteopathy is a form of manual therapy common in the UK and elsewhere in the world. First Apt-60-90 mins/$100 Continuing Apt-45-60 mins/$50 For more information, home visits, or to make an appointment call AndyTemple at 250-7329421

SMALL ADS GET BIG RESULTS!

(250)748-3729 DUNCAN- SUITS responsible, clean tenant(s), 1 bdrm + den condo. D/W, ensuite W/D, NS/NP. Available Now. References req’d. $725. Call (250)746-7389.

ROWAN PROPERTY MANAGEMENT LTD.

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$10 MILLION AVAILABLE for Land Purchase/Development and Joint Ventures. Management Consulting and Business Plan services. Call 1-866-402-6464.

DUNCAN: 1 & 2-bdrm, 5 appls, close to School, Hospital and bus route. $650-$800 utils. Lv msg: 250-597-4018. DUNCAN: 2524 Lewis St. 2 bdrm condo, second floor, corner unit, 5 appls, new laminate floors. N/S. Avail. now. $900./lease. Call (250)4778046, (250)883-3204. DUNCAN: 55+ condo, clean, bright, 2 bdrm, 5 appl’s, gas F/P, storage, secure level entry, walk to shopping, small pet ok. $825. Call (250)746-5669. Duncan: Studio & 1 bdrm suites avail. Close to Beverly Corners, 4 blk to University, on bus route. Updated; new flooring, new paint & some new fixtures. $550-$625. Heat/hot water incld’d. NS/NP, refs.

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

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 www.webuyhomesbc.com

SMALL ADS GET BIG RESULTS! Call 310.3535

¾ 7-7744 Mays Rd, Duncan $575 2 BR suite w/ 2 apps, basic cable incl. ¾ 3-2516 Alexander St, Duncan $650 1 BR suite w/ 4 apps, walk to town ¾ 202-360 Bundock Ave, Duncan $850 1 BR 2nd floor apartment w/ 5 apps, patio *SENIOR FRIENDLY BUILDING (55 +)* ¾ 106-360 Bundock Ave, Duncan $850 1 BR + den apartment w/ 5 apps, patio *SENIOR FRIENDLY BUILDING (55 +)* ¾ 303-360 Bundock Ave, Duncan $875 1 BR 3rd floor apartment w/ 5 apps, patio *SENIOR FRIENDLY BUILDING (55 +)* ¾ 1450 Haida Rd, Duncan $1350 4 BR 3 bth home w/ 5 apps, jacuzzi tub ¾ 5869 Highland Ave, Duncan $1350 3 BR 2 bth sxs duplex w/ 5 apps, shed For further info please visit our website at: www.rowanproperty.ca


B10 Cowichan News Leader Pictorial

Friday, December 23, 2011

RENTALS

RENTALS

RENTALS

RENTALS

RENTALS

TRANSPORTATION

TRANSPORTATION

APARTMENT/CONDO

COMMERCIAL/INDUSTRIAL

HOMES FOR RENT

SHARED ACCOMMODATION

SUITES, UPPER

AUTO FINANCING

SCRAP CAR REMOVAL

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

CHEMAINUS LAKEFRONT lower floor duplex home. 5bdrm, 2 baths, plus storage, big deck. N/S, pet neg, $1400+ utils. Ref’s req. Jan 1. Cathy/Frank (250)246-3035.

COBBLE HILL, large room, separate entrance, own bath, laundry. $500. 250-743-4207

CHERRY POINT/Cowichan Bay, ocean view, new upper suite in privately situated carriage house, 1 bdrm w/ lrg covered sundeck, 5 new appls, rent incls hydro, water & heat, refs req’d, N/S, N/P. Avail immed, $850 mo. Call 250-733-2332 to view.

DUPLEXES/4PLEXES COBBLE HILL. 2bdrm SxS duplex. 5 appls, newly renovated, separate yards, 850 sq.ft. $1000./mo + utils. (250)743-4767. CROFTON, 2 bdrm duplex, very clean, W/D, F&S, NS, NP, enclosed parking, fenced yard. Close to ferry & school. $900. Jan 1/12 (250)246-9569 CROFTON- 2 BDRM. Fridge, stove & heat included. Car port, laundry. Available Now. $825/mo. 250-748-4253 or 250-715-5810. DUNCAN: 55+, 3 bdrm, 2.5 bath, Pet considered, N/S. $1250+ util’s. (250)746-7435. DUNCAN, large newer 2 bdrm, upper floor, 3 appl’s, shared laundry. Avail now. $1100 incl’s hydro. Pet considered. Ref’s req. (250)737-1613

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

MOBILE HOMES & PADS DUNCAN- 2 BDRM mobile, storage room, covered deck, on farm. $750. F/S, W/D. Available Jan 1. Call (250)7484859, leave message.

HOMES FOR RENT

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

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

3 BDRM, 2800 sq.ft., wooded lot, near Shawnigan Village. W/D/FS, DW., N/S, N/P. $1400/mo + util (250)743-2522 CHEMAINUS: 2 bdrm upper lvl duplex. Bright, open floor plan, 180 degree ocean view, built-in vacuum, 5 appl’s, large deck, fireplace $900. NS/NP. Call (250)416-0062. CHEMAINUS: BRIGHT, clean, spacious suite with lovely garden, beautiful ocean view, very large bdrm can be divided in 2 rooms, workshop, laundry, non-smokers only, no dogs, cat ok, 10149 Victoria Road, call 604-786-1600 or t a x m a t t e r s @ t a x m a t t e r s. c a $750/mo. Avail immed. Check Craigslist for photos. CHEMAINUS LAKEFRONT duplex home. 3-bdrm + den, 2 baths. $1400 mo + utils. Ref’s req’d. Cathy (250)246-3035.

CHEMAINUS: TOP floor suite, 3 bdrms, spacious, bright and well kept, beautiful ocean view, laundry, workshop, garden, non-smokers, no dogs, cat okay. 10149 Victoria Rd, taxmatters@taxmatters.ca or call 604-786-1600. $1095/mo. Avail immed. Check Craigslist for photos. EXECUTIVE HOME 4000 sq.ft. Cowichan Valley Hwy, with great view, 4 bdrm, 3 1/2 bath, 2 fireplaces plus approx. 1 acre horse paddock. Available immediately, $2500 per month, utilities not included. For viewing, contact 250240-2891 or 250-248-0015.

STORAGE DUNCAN STORAGE, secured, monitored & insulated. 8’x8’x19’ - for storage only. $125./mo. (250)597-3756.

SUITES, LOWER COBBLE HILL- 3 bdrms, 2 bath, dbl garage on shared acreage. $1450+ utils. 250701-8776 or (250)598-0624.

TRANSPORTATION

MILL BAY: Completely reno’d, 1200 sq ft, 2 bdrm mobile home in adult section (45+), Cedar Creek Trailer Park. Hardwood floors, 1.5 bath. No Smoking, N/P, only pad rental included. (Must be seen). Avail now, $975/mo. Call and leave message @ 250-743-3431 1250-477-6155.

CROFTON- 1 bdrm, W/D, gas F/P, priv entrance, sea view, all utils incld’d+ satellite. $575. Avail now. 250-709-0447.

NICE BRIGHT, 3-bdrm. Large living & dining rooms. Rec room, nice deck, hot tub, gas F/P. Quiet area, close to schools, on bus route. $1350. Avail. Jan. 1st (250)746-7240.

DUNCAN- 2 bdrm, sep ent, freshly painted, F/S, W/D hookup, NS/NP. $675 + utils. Call 250-748-8214 or 250-7018011 after 6pm (leave mess).

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

SALTAIRE, SUNNY 2 bdrm + office, F/S, W/D, woodstove, storage/workshop, pet ok, N/S, Jan. 1, $1050 + utils. Call 250-658-1656.

OFFICE/RETAIL DOWNTOWN DUNCAN 2500 sq.ft. 6 separate offices, reception, conference area & kitchen, 2nd floor, AC,. $1175/mo. 250-715-6880. DUNCAN: RETAIL space for lease, highway exposure, A/C, ample parking. 250-7465657, 250-748-8671

CROFTON, BACH suite, ground level, partially furn’d if wanted, incls cable, utils & lndry, shared bath some of the time- separate from suite. N/S, N/P, ref’s. Avail now or Jan. 1. $450 mo. Call 250-246-9223.

DUNCAN, George St., 2 bdrm, level entry, sep entrance & driveway. Shared WD. Incl’s hydro. Ref’. Jan 1. $750/mo. (250)710-6430 after 5pm DUNCAN. LARGE 3-Bdrm on Marsh Rd., avail Jan. 1st. Inclds F/S, W/D, storage shed. Close to schools, parks, stores & bus. NP/NS, no partiers. $900.+ 1/2 utils. 250-701-7623 DUNCAN- NEW bright 1 bed spacious suite in prestigious area. Spectacular views. Separate entry/laundry/parking. NS/NP. Utils incld. Avail Now. $875. 250-748-0668,701-7621 YOUBOU, brand new 1 bdrm, level entry, 4 appl’s, $700/mo incl’s heat & power. Jan 1. Lake access. (250)246-3614

SUITES, UPPER DUNCAN- 3 bdrms, spotless executive home in prestigious neighbourhood, spectacular views, fully self-contained, sep entrance. NS/NP. Avail now. $1500 incl util. 250-748-0668.

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DUNCAN, AVAILABLE immed, large 3 bdrm upper, family room, 2 fireplaces, W/D, garage, N/P, utils incl, $1500 mo. Call 250-510-0993. DUNCAN. PRIVATE RV Trailer in quiet area near town. Hydro extra, $400. NP/NS. (250)597-3756.

COWICHAN BAY: 1bdrm grnd level, sep. ent., NS/NP. $650 incls. utils & lndry. Avail. Jan. 1st. Call 250-743-3755.

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For Scrap Cars Hockey Indoor also action free scrap League metal removal

Sunday. The 250-710-7278 Lightning won 7-4.

Auto Financing 1.800.910.6402

SPORTS & IMPORTS

AUTO FINANCING DreamCatcher Auto Loans “0” Down,RENTALS Bankruptcy OK Cash Back ! 15 min Approvals

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SUITES, UPPER www.PreApproval.cc CHERRY POINT/Cowichan Bay, ocean view, new upper suite in ONNECTING privately situated carriage house, 1 bdrm w/ lrg covered UYERS sundeck, AND 5 new appls, rent incls hydro, water & heat, refs ELLERS req’d, N/S, N/P. Avail immed, $850 mo. Call 250-733-2332 to view.

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TRANSPORTATION

TRANSPORTATION

SPECIALIZING IN SCRAP CAR REMOVAL CUSTOM BENDING

Now AUTO FINANCING in our 21st Year

SCRAP BATTERIES Wanted

Custom •Duals We •buy scrap batteries from trucks & heavy equip. •3/4 & 1 cars, Ton muffers & up each. Free pick-up Trucks $4.00•Stainless anywhere Steel &in BC, Minimum 10. •All Vehicles Aluminized Toll Free 1.877.334.2288. •Exhaust Pipe Accessories

748-1541

$$$ CASH $$$ For Scrap Cars also free scrap metal removal

DUNCAN. PRIVATE RV Trailer in quiet area near town. Hydro extra, $400. NP/NS. (250)597-3756.

AUTO FINANCING DreamCatcher Auto Loans “0” Down, Bankruptcy OK Cash Back ! 15 min Approvals

1-800-910-6402 www.PreApproval.cc

CONNECTING BUYERS AND SELLERS www. bcclassified.com

TOWING

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

garage, N/P, utils incl, $1500 mo. Call 250-510-0993.

TRANSPORTATION

Andrew Leong

SPORTS & IMPORTS

BRONSON MUFFLER LTD.

MUFFLERS

COBBLE HILL- 1 bdrm cabin on farmland. Call (250)7434392.

250-710-7278 Auto Financing 1.800.910.6402

fil BRONSON hereMUFFLER LTD. please SPORTS & IMPORTS

MUFFLERS

COTTAGES

SAHTLAM Area - 5 minutes from Duncan, shared kitchen & bath on quiet acreage. Ref. req. $425/m. (250) 746-9390

SCRAP BATTERIES Wanted We buy scrap batteries from cars, trucks & heavy equip. $4.00 & up each. Free pick-up anywhere in BC, Minimum 10. Dragons’ Maddie Toll Free 1.877.334.2288.

SPORTS & IMPORTS

SPECIALIZING IN CUSTOM BENDING

Now in our 21st Year

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

748-1541

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

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ACCOUNTING/TAX/ BOOKKEEPING

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CLEANING SERVICES

HANDYPERSONS

HAULING AND SALVAGE

HOUSEHOLD SERVICES

STUCCO/SIDING

COMPLETE BOOKKEEPING Services for small business. Fast, friendly and efficient. Kathy 250-743-8194.

EXCEL BOOKKEEPING SERVICES. Small to medium businesses. (250)597-1313.

HOUSE CLEANING. Experienced, friendly & responsible. Call Kathy 250-743-8194

ALL RUBBISH removal, small renovations, deck work, carpentry, painting, plumbing, and evestrough cleaning. Seniors discount. Ian 250-743-6776.

TREE SERVICES

P.M.

TREE SERVICES

MOBILE MILLING LTD.

Custom On Site Milling, Siding, Fencing, Beams, Lumber Grading, Lumber Sales, Cedar, Fir & Clears Excavator c/w Thumb Fully Insured NOW AVAILABLE! custom cedar fence panels

COMPUTER SERVICES ABLE COMPUTER REPAIR In-home service. Seniors’ discount. Nico 250-746-6167

ELECTRICAL 250-743-0326. ELECTRICIAN Licensed and bonded. Reasonable rates, free estimates, upgrades & renos. Call Kelly.

FENCING

* Gutters * Windows * Siding * Moss treatment * Pressure washing

HAULING AND SALVAGE

Mill Bay/Duncan 250-743-3306 Chemainus/Ladysmith 250-324-3343

A1 Hauling/Delivery

250-510-4745 Furniture Office Equipment Appliances Tenant Leftovers Yard Waste Lumber Yard P/U Rubbish Construction Debris Small Moving Jobs Welcome Free Estimates 14 yrs. Experience

Bob’s Hauling & Free Pickup

250-743-8284 or pmmill@telus.net

Metal, batteries, wine & liquor bottles, pop & beer tins, juice containers.

www.bcclassified.com

250-743-5119 250-361-7889

STUCCO - Including small jobs and refacing old stucco. Guaranteed. 250-715-5883

DO YOU OFFER HOME SERVICES?

LANDSCAPING HOME IMPROVEMENTS HOME RENOVATIONS: Hardwood, Laminate, Tile flooring, Kitchen & Bathrooms, Interior finishing, Painting, in Floor heating. 20 Years experience. Ref’s available. Call Greg 250749-3404 or 250-749-3869

SMALL ADS GET BIG RESULTS! Call 310.3535

Quality Landscape Construction * Stone Retaining Walls * Bobcat Excavator Service www.islandpacificlandscaping.ca

(250) 701-8319

PLUMBING A SERVICE PLUMBER. Licence, Insured. Drains, HWT, Reno’s, Repairs. Senior Discounts. After Hour Service. Call Coval Plumbing, 250709-5103.

Our readers are looking for you! Don’t be missed, call to place your ad today.

Call 310.3535


Friday, December 23, 2011

Cowichan News Leader Pictorial B11

CITY OF DUNCAN 2011 CHRISTMAS HOLIDAY SCHEDULE CITY OFFICE CLOSURE & GARBAGE COLLECTION The City Hall office, 200 Craig Street, will be closed from Monday, December 26, 2011 to Monday, January 2, 2012 and will reopen on Tuesday, January 3, 2012 at 8:30 a.m. -

The last day to make tax payments in person in 2011 will be Friday, December 23, 2011 prior to 4:30 p.m. Online payments and payments in the drop box at City Hall made prior to December 31, 2011 will be accepted as being “on time”. For your own protection, please do not place cash payments in the drop box at City Hall. If you have not claimed your 2010 or 2011 Home Owner Grant and you are eligible, you must claim it on or before December 23, 2011 prior to 4:30 p.m. After that date no changes to your 2010 Home Owner Grant can be made.

The Public Works office will be closed, Monday, December 26, 2011, Tuesday, December 27, 2011 and Monday, January 2, 2012. In case of emergency please call 250-746-7192. Andrew Leong

Bellydancer Daisy performs during a bellydancing extravaganza showcasing some of the island’s Änest bellydancers at Duncan Garage Showroom on Saturday, December 3.

GARBAGE COLLECTION If your collection day is: Tuesday, December 27 Wednesday, December 28 Thursday, December 29

It has been changed to: Wednesday, December 28 Thursday, December 29 Friday, December 30

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The future looks optimistic in many fields of medical research. For example, Multiple Sclerosis (MS) patients are known to have 57 genes in common that non-MS patients don’t have. These genes are involved in the body’s immune system and research is now being focused on the genetic side of MS and it shows great promise. Also, a new generation of drugs is coming that specifically target certain cells or organs in the body without damage to healthy cells. This research holds great promise in the treatment of lung diseases like cystic fibrosis and cancer. Sleep problems seem to increase as we age and for women in the menopause stage of life, a good night sleep is often difficult to achieve. An old herbal remedy, valerian can sometimes help give a better sleep. Our pharmacists can discuss this

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*Certain PetSmart stores in Canada will be closed on January 1, 2012. Contact store for operating hours. ©2011 PetSmart Store Support Group, Inc. All rights reserved. T3-MC1380


B12 Cowichan News Leader Pictorial

Friday, December 23, 2011

Staging something? email arts@cowichannewsleader.com phone 250-746-4471

ON STAGE

Smoking Rockets: from Lake Cowichan, these guys are hardcore rock’n’roll. They’ve been together for more than five years and produce some pretty neat energy within their own recording studio, 8 p.m., Duncan Garage Showroom, 330 Duncan Street. Tickets are $12 advance, $15 door. Call 250-748-7246.

Kelly Girvan: Alberta-born, Cowichan-based singer songwriter precariously walking the line between hippy and redneck, 6:30 p.m. at Noodles of the World, Station Street, Duncan. No cover. Call 250-597-0313.

Cowichan comes a’carolling

Andrew Leong

Clockwise from above: Mackenna Armstrong, Sarah Smith, Chloe Bruce, and Taylor Gibson showcased their Christmas Elves dance during Celtic Rhythm Dancers’ Christmas 2011 dance performances on Dec. 9 at the Cowichan Theatre; Vocalist Emily Braden joined the Victoria Symphony Orchestra for a Sentimental Christmas concert on Dec. 8; The Cowichan Camerata String Orchestra was led by conductor Garth Williams during Christmas Chimes in Cowichan at the Christian Reformed Church on Dec. 10; Janelle Nadeau and Ester Cannon perform on the Celtic and pedal harp during the Winter Harp concert tour at the Cowichan Theatre on Dec. 11; Sonja McCormack and Gemma Else danced in Kathy White Dancers’ presentation of Christmas Around The World at the Mercury Theatre on Dec. 2; Local RCMP members entertained the residents of Cairnsmore Place with Christmas Carols on Dec. 12. The Mounties visited various local care homes and senior facilities throughout the region.

CAPRICE THEATRE

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Friday, December 23, 2011

Slime and eggs helping Shawnigan students learn about salmon Krista Siefken

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hrough slime and eggs, Shawnigan Lake School students are doing their part to help local salmon stocks. Grade 9 science students, and Grade 11 environmental studies students, get the hands-on experience at the school’s on-campus Mark Hobson Hatchery. They learn to extract eggs from mature female salmon, and milt from mature males, to complete the external fertilization process. Students deposit fertilized eggs into incubation units, and monitor developing salmonids throughout the winter. “Throughout this time, students measure the water’s accumulated thermal units on a daily basis, pick the

dead eggs, and keep the facility clean and running smoothly,” a SLS press release states. “Come April, the emerging fry are put on a feeding program, after which they are released by the students into local streams and rivers, as directed by Fisheries and Oceans Canada.” It’s a win-win for salmon, and for students. “The up-close-and-personal experience helps bring the facts, literally, alive,” SLS environmental programs co-ordinator, Scott Noble, said in a press release. “Being part of the process helps solidify the concepts being presented in the classroom.” Each year, the hatchery program receives brood stock from the Mill Bay Enhancement Society’s trap on Shawnigan Creek or, such as this year,

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the Goldstream Hatchery. The school hopes this year’s effort from students will assist Paci¿c salmon stocks in local watersheds that may have been impacted by last spring’s fuel-truck spill into the Goldstream River. “It (the hatchery program) has de¿nitely made me think a lot more about saving our resources,” said Grade 12 student Kenny Wei, who’s been a member of the environment club for the past three years. Plus, the assignment is a fun one. “It’s one of my favourite parts of the enviro-club,” said Wei. “It’s something I look forward to every year.” “It’s a pretty spectacular assignment for the kids, all the slime and eggs,” added biology teacher Roddy Craig. “They are very engaged, even the ones that aren’t brave enough to get

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Your Cowichan Valley event calendar Friday Kelly Girvan: Alberta-born, Cowichan-based singer songwriter precariously walking the line between hippy and redneck, 6:30 p.m. at Noodles of the World, Station Street, Duncan. No cover. Call 250597-0313. Smoking Rockets: from Lake Cowichan, these guys are hardcore rock’n’roll. They’ve been together for more than five years and produce some pretty neat energy within their own recording studio, 8 p.m., Duncan Garage Showroom, 330 Duncan Street. Tickets are $12 advance, $15 door. Call 250-748-7246.

Saturday A Christmas Story: always a treat to screen this at Christmas, 7 p.m., Duncan Garage Showroom, 330 Duncan Street. Tickets by donation. Call 250-748-7246.

Sunday Breakfast for Those Who Wish To Be Alone…Together For Christmas: individual reasons

create a category of peoplewho will be spending this Christmas alone. They may have offers to go to houses where families live in festive bliss, only to be reminded what it is they have not been able to achieve. But being alone sucks, so we gather together to be alone and create our own fun. The food is great and cooked up by volunteers who choose to be here for Christmas, and we always screen a comedy on the big screen, 8 a.m. to noon., Duncan Garage Showroom, 330 Duncan Street. Tickets by donation. Call 250-748-7246.

Monday Boxing Day Open Mike and Gift Exchange: still want to sing Christmas carols? Wrote a new song? Got a new guitar for Christmas? Some visiting company to impress? The drum kit/bass amp/guitar amps will be ready, 7 p.m., Duncan Garage Showroom, 330 Duncan Street. Tickets are $5 door. Call 250-7487246.

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Emily Rumball performs Footloose by Kenny Loggins and Dean Pitchford during Brentwood College School’s annual Concert for a Winter’s Eve on Nov. 25 at the T. Gil Bunch Centre for the Performing Arts. your host Bill Levity. A written word appreciation night,come out and share your poems, stories or your favourite piece by someone else in a night of word appreciation , 8 p.m., Duncan Garage Showroom, 330 Duncan Street. Tickets are $5 for readers, $10 for others. Call 250-748-7246.

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Schramm an ace at Duncan Lanes Assorted sports: ALS fundraising hockey tournament nets $2,600 Don Bodger

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ompetition heated up during Week 6 of the Cowichan Valley High School Bowling Program. Ace Schramm claimed A&W Bowler of the Week honours, going 44 pins over average. He also recorded the boys’ high single of 189. But Jeremy Baslee stole some of Schramm’s thunder by taking the boys’ high series of 429. Jaimie Orchin had a battle with Tamara Gregus for the girls’ high single. They eventually ended up tied at 166. Orchin gained the upper hand for the girls’ high series with a 437 total. • Nov. 18 marked the 10th year of the oldtimers’ hockey tournament in support of ALS. Known as Lou Gehrig’s disease, Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis is a disorder that damages motor neurons in the brain and spinal cord. The tournament is named the Dougherty/Wilkinson ALS charity hockey tournament after Joe Dougherty and Rick Wilkinson, former colleagues and teammates who succumbed to the disease. The event brought together 64 hockey players from all over the valley to renew friendships and raise money for the worthwhile cause. Ernie Mansueti reports a whopping $2,600 was raised this year. • Cowichan United of Div. 2 in the Island Soccer League closed out its pre-Christmas schedule with a 2-0 loss against Gordon Head Blue Dec. 10. United’s record at the break is 6-4-2 for 20 points.

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Duncan Skating Club members celebrate the season Sunday at Cowichan Arena with their annual Christmas exhibition followed by a family skate with special guest Santa Claus. Above, Sonja McCormick and Peyton Kong skate to Here Comes Santa Claus. Right, Jessica Mosewich skates to Jolly Old Saint Nicholas. Top left, Sophia Hodgins and Paula Bell skate to Sleigh Ride. Bottom left, Hannah Kushner and Kyra Gurski lock arms for their Santa Claus is Coming to Town duet.

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Friday, December 23, 2011

Coachable Wyatt settling into a new soccer experience in Vancouver

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Making the transition to the big city is going well for Mill Bay’s Elise Wyatt. The former Frances Kelsey Secondary School student is now attending Elgin Park Secondary in order to become part of the Vancouver Whitecaps’ residential soccer program. “She is progressing well, and is

very coachable,’’ noted Carrie Taylor, coach of the girls’ elite team. “She is a forward for us who is athletic and hardworking. Elise is a strong young lady who is hard to defend because she is quick and dangerous with the ball at her feet. “She is currently pursuing leads on

attending universities in the U.S.’’ Playing for the women’s Whitecaps in the W League is another of her goals. Wyatt loved the soccer upbringing she had in the valley and on the island, but knew she’d eventually have to go outside of her comfort zone to challenge herself and play at a higher level.

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Fastpitch techniques are put into practice by pitcher Jolene Bull, left, and Kailey Gerard, above, at the batting tee during an indoor identiÄcation camp Saturday at Frances Kelsey School. Dave Peatku, the head coach of the national women’s team, came to Duncan Christian School Monday to work further with some of the same girls, focusing mainly on hitting.

Russell makes her pitch to college-bound players Coach’s corner: Former Duncan pitching star knows the ins and outs based on personal experience Don Bodger

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omecomings are always happy for Sara Russell. But this one was extra special. Not only did Russell arrive for the holidays to visit her folks, who formerly lived in the Mount Sicker Road area and are now in Ladysmith, she got to spend time helping out some of the region’s emerging fastpitch talent. Russell, 28, nee Wallace, was a dynamic pitcher in her heyday in the Duncan fastpitch program. She’s now coaching ball and teaching at Covenant College, a small Christian college, in Lookout Mountain, Georgia. Russell loves giving back to the game whenever she can and made

a stop at Frances Kelsey Secondary School Saturday to conduct an identi¿cation camp for young players, along with husband William, and offer tips to players seeking to go the scholarship route to her school or others. “Coaching’s my passion,’’ said Russell. “College level is just spectacular.’’ She remembers her days growing up in Duncan well. The star pitcher led Duncan teams to World Series tournaments in Portland, Oregon at the Little League Major level in 1994 and later to Kalamazoo, Michigan as a 16-year-old. Stan McKinlay, her coach at the time who also helped out at the clinic, remembers her as a solid all-around player. “There isn’t anything she couldn’t do,’’ he said. Russell attended Mid-Continent

University in May¿eld, Kentucky from 2001 to 2005. “It was a wonderful experience,’’ she said. “We won a conference tournament and went to regionals and once went to a national tournament.’’ Russell hadn’t visited other schools and didn’t know what to expect, but it turned out to be a shrewd move. It’s also where she met her future husband and they were married in July of 2006. Russell coached at Mid-Continent during the 2005-06 season, became a teacher’s aide in the spring of 2007 and has been at Covenant College from 2008 to the present where she runs the ball program for the Div. 3 school ef¿ciently. “I saw some girls I would love to get my hands on,’’ she said in looking over the talent at the

camp. “There were some girls, ‘I’ll take you right now.’’’ One of them, Ashley Schenk of Victoria, is actually in the process of gaining acceptance to Covenant and being added to Russell’s roster. Russell gave the girls tips for preparing themselves. Researching schools and making a highlight video are important elements, she indicated. Russell advised athletes to visit the schools they’re most interested in and learn about the athletic and academic programs. “Don’t just fall in love with one aspect of the school,’’ she said. Russell has many contacts and is more than willing to help the girls. “I really didn’t know where they were at as far as knowledge,’’ she said. “I really think this is still new territory for everybody.’’

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Girls’ basketball: Game against QMS a chance for newcomers to fit in Don Bodger

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uncan Christian School ran away from Queen Margaret’s School 64-19 last Wednesday in a senior girls’ basketball game. “It was a great opportunity for us to play our new players,’’ said DCS coach Michelle Nederlof. “We tried some new things. We worked on our sideline and fast break, things like that.’’ Megan Groenendijk and Jess Wikkerink didn’t even play all of the ¿rst quarter but still led the scoring. Groenendijk had 16 points and 10 rebounds while Wikkerink scored 14. Rachael Bakker’s wellrounded effort included 10 points, 14 rebounds and seven steals. Becky Bazinet and Olivia Bakker added eight points apiece. Brittany Mayo was the leading scorer for QMS with eight.

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Maya Munzar is all smiles as she reaches the Änish line in the XTerra world triathlon championship in Maui during October.

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obble Hill triathlete Maya Munzar is reaping the rewards from her commitment to training with some amazing experiences. Munzar, 16, entered two prestigious events to close out her 2011 competition schedule — the XTerra Canadian race in Whistler and World Championship in Maui. The two races couldn’t have been more different. “I really liked the Maui race,’’ said Munzar. “That was my favourite, compared to Whistler. I wasn’t quite as technically skilled as I’d like to be for Whistler.’’ Munzar won her age category in Whistler and placed second at Maui where she was the second fastest amateur to exit the water stage. The event had 675 participants, with men, women and pros all starting on the beach together. Lance Armstrong was even there. Swimming is no problem for Munzar, even since she moved up to the longer 1,500 metre distance. She also now rides 30 km and runs 10 km in triathlons. “It’s pretty basic, just lots of riding,’’ Munzar said of the bike. “The run is just pure endurance and will.’’ One thing Munzar had to be aware of in Maui was the openness and weather conditions compared to Whistler’s shaded and cooler course. “I got there about ¿ve days previous to the race,’’ she said. “That way, I could get used to the climate, temperature, humidity. “I made sure to drink at least two litres (of water) before I did the race,’’ she added. “I knew I was going to need it. Every little bit counts.’’

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