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Alphonse back in chief’s chair for Cowichan Tribes Familiar face face:: Former chief returns with a pledge of economic development after unseating Hwitsum in Tuesday vote Krista Siefken

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owichan Tribes has a new chief — sort of. Former leader Harvey Alphonse was re-elected after two terms off council in Tuesday’s vote. He edged incumbent, Chief Lydia Hwitsum, 322 votes to 280. Alphonse ran on a four-prong platform: economic development, movement on the treaty process, opportunities for youth, and improvements to on-reserve housing. “On the economic development side of things, I have been meeting with some business people and things are looking good, but I can’t really divulge too much because I signed a con¿dentiality agreement — but this will bring economic development for Cowichan Tribes,” he said. What’s more, Alphonse said it’ll also be an economic boost for the Cowichan Valley, and create jobs for Cowichan Tribes members. “I insisted on it,” he said. Alphonse promises to consult the Cowichan community for direction on the frustratingly slow-going and resource-consuming treaty process. “I’ve always said the treaty process is for the people, by the people, so we get our mandate from the people ¿rst.” Alphonse will be hosting quarterly meetings to keep Cowichan members up-to-date on issues, and hear feedback. “I think that’s important because you want to show that you are transparent and accountable,” Alphonse said. He also plans to create more opportunities for youth — from the performing arts to sports and recreation — and wants to discuss housing options with the other levels of government. But for now, Alphonse is just excited

to head back to the Chief and Council table. He’ll be joined by incumbents Darin George, Calvin Swustus, William (Chip) Seymour, Cindy Daniels, Dora Wilson, Chuck Seymour and Albie Charlie, plus Arvid Charlie, Stephanie Charlie, Lester Joe, Diane Daniels and Diane Modeste. Incumbents Lloyd Bob, Howie George and Andrew Canute were not re-elected, and incumbent Wayne Charlie did not run in the Nov. 29 election. Tribes elections allow candidates to run for chief and council positions at the same time. While elected to council, Stephanie Charlie also ran a strong campaign for chief, coming in third with 253 votes. She pushed heavily for more community inclusion in decision-making during her campaign. Harvey Alphonse: “I want to bring us back quarterly meetings together, and give the community a voice,” the new councillor said. “We could have a lot of opportunities to bring community in, and consult and work collaboratively together. As it is now, we have a few meetings a year, and it’s usually just an update meeting. I think when we have opportunities, like business ventures, we should bring in the community for meaningful discussion.” She’s seen more inclusive models work in other communities — Charlie worked eight years as a consultant with other bands that are still under the Indian Act, yet manage a more traditional form of governance. “They have successfully set up systems that bring back the more traditional ways of governing ourselves,” Charlie explained. more on page 4

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owichanians such as Larry Woodruff are applauding a B.C. Supreme Court judge’s ruling on the province’s stricter impaired driving penalties. Justice Job Sigurdson found the year-old law’s most severe penalties to be unconstitutional, although he said the increased penalties for blowing in the “warn” range — 0.05 to 0.08 — were permissible. The issue is the penalty for drivers who blow more than 0.08. Sigurdson said drivers should have a chance to defend themselves in court before their vehicles are impounded for 30 days and they face thousands of dollars in administrative penalties. Cobble Hill resident Larry Woodruff — a ¿erce opponent of the provincial legislation — agreed. “My argument is you can’t circumvent the constitution or the criminal code by provincially legislating a law to give the police the power of martial law,” he said. “I am 150 per cent behind the police doing their job to take impaired drivers off the road …. (but) police should never be the judge and the jury at the edge of the road.” A provincial law, Woodruff said, cannot thwart Canadians’ fundamental right to a trial in criminal court. “The minute you stop using the criminal justice system, you’ve denied everyone their constitutional right,” said Woodruff, adding there needs to be proper recourse when “Police should never a police of¿cer fails recalibrate the be the judge and jury toroadside breathalyzer, or is untrained to at the edge of the the use the device. road.” However, there’s no denying the effectiveness of the new law — since its implementation last year, there has been a 40 per cent decline in alcoholrelated deaths on B.C.’s roads. “It’s been very successful,” said Sgt. Andre Dentoom, of the RCMP’s South Island Traf¿c

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Police across B.C. are beginning their annual Christmas CounterAttack. A judge’s ruling may stop them from imposing the strictest roadside penalties. Services. “Anything that saves lives is a good thing, as far as I’m concerned.” Dentoom pointed out part of the law’s success is its immediacy. “It’s legislation with a lot of teeth, and one of the big factors with this new process is that it’s immediate — it happens on the roadside, as opposed to waiting a year, or a year and-a-half, to go to trial,” he said.

“The bottom line is our job is to minimize harm and reduce fatalities — especially alcohol-related — on the highway, and as a tool, this is working incredibly well.” Sigurdson, meanwhile, did not immediately strike down the new penalties, but asked for submissions from the province and the driver who challenged the penalties to determine what comes next. — with ¿les from Tom Fletcher

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Police presence increased for holiday season Police are reminding Cowichanians to steer clear of driving if they’ve imbibed in some Christmas cheer. Look for increased roadblocks on local roads now that Mounties are launching their annual Christmas CounterAttack campaign. “As always, we’ll be out there,” said South Island Traffic Services’ Sgt. Andre Dentoom. “At Christmas, you usually see red and green lights — well, we’ll have red and blue.” Dentoom said more officers will be placed on evening and night patrols as the community moves into the heart of the Christmas party season. The goal is to make sure every family has a happy holiday. “We’re heading into the ice-and-snow weather,” he added, “and when you take those factors and add alcohol, it’s a recipe for disaster.”

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“And, traditionally, we would have more consultation with each other, to understand what was best for the whole community to move forward, so I think we have a great opportunity here to utilize all the people in the community, from the youth to the elders, in discussing issues and opportunities.” The new council will be sworn in on Dec. 7. Hwitsum could not be reached for comment.

A little less than half of Cowichan Tribes voters cast a ballot in Tuesday’s election. Of 2,686 eligible electors, 1,233 voted for chief of the local First Nations band — that’s about 45.9 per cent of voters. That’s higher than all other voter turnout figures in the valley this year, which were released after Nov. 19’s B.C. civic elections. Highest of the local jurisdictions, but still trailing Cowichan Tribes, was Youbou (40 per cent) followed by Cobble Hill (37 per cent), Duncan (33.6 per cent), North Cowichan (32 per cent), Mill Bay and Shawnigan Lake (both with 31 per cent), and Cowichan Bay (28 per cent).

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OfÄcials ready for Old Man Winter

Driver blames signage for Cow Bay swamping No warnings: warnings: Officials strongly disagree Peter W. Rusland

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tuart Wilson found out the hard way Cowichan Bay Road should be avoided during all rainstorms. He’s now facing expensive repairs to the electronics of his 1993 GMC Safari van that was among three vehicles swamped when drivers tried to sail along the roadway that’s notorious for Àooding. The bay resident, and self-described careful driver, admitted he’s familiar with various Àood-warning signs dotting the stretch between the Island Highway and the lawntennis club. But on Sunday, he saw no reason to take a different route to the bay after a church service at around 11 a.m. “There were no signs when I arrived (at the highway’s west turn),” he said “or I certainly wouldn’t have gone through — that would be stupid.” Or just not paying enough attention, said Leon Bohmer, operations manager of highway-maintaining Mainroad South-Island Contracting. He rejected Wilson’s claim danger-Àood signs weren’t erected when Wilson approached Cow Bay Road at around noon. “That’s not true. Signs were up for a week by then,” he said. Posted warnings, including ‘dropdown’ barriers were across one end of the soggy road that started Àooding — with rising tides and rain — on Nov. 22. “If people choose to drive around the barriers, they should tip-toe,” said Bohner, dismayed by folks who could become angry when told they can’t use the swamped roadway.

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ld Man Winter doesn’t scare the operations folks at Duncan and North Cowichan. Despite predictions of a particularly harsh winter ahead, local crews feel prepared to tackle the snow and ice to come. “We have a full snowfall response plan that’s adequate for any number of storm events,” said Wayne Gourlay, North Cowichan’s operations manager. A budget of about $350,000 covers everything from prepping winter equipment to purchasing a “considerable amount of salt” — somewhere in the neighbourhood of 300 tonnes. North Cowichan divides itself into 11 different routes, and has eight sander/plow trucks, plus a couple of graders and a backhoe on contract. “We also have two people on graveyard shifts from Nov. 15 to March 15, monitoring weather conditions and road conditions seven days a week,” Gourlay said. They’ll be on the look-out for ice and snow, deal with priority roads when necessary, and call in others as needed to deal with bigger storm events. That’ll come as a relief to those concerned about getting around town in what could be a ¿guratively uncool winter. Last month, Cowichan’s emergency program co-ordinator warned of a La Nina forecast for western Canada. “This winter could be one of the top-three coldest winters in the past 20 years for Vancouver and Victoria,” Sybille Sanderson

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While the blast of winter that had local residents shovelling in November last year was not repeated this year, ofÄcials say they are ready for whatever Mother Nature may bring. said. It’s a concern for many in Cowichan — especially when they remember the winter of 2008-2009, when snow-removal budgets almost tripled expectations. This year, Duncan’s winter budget is $68,700, with another $64,703 available in contingency funds. That’s up from $35,500 (with $37,500 in contingency funds) in 2007. “Our budget is set considering past winters, with contingency funds available in the case of abnormal snowfall amounts,” said Duncan’s operations manager, Len Thew, in an email to the News Leader Pictorial. He said the city’s snow plowing and removal equipment has already been checked to ensure operability, and there are 125 tonnes of salt in storage, with another 125 tonnes on reserve if needed. “We have snow removal procedures and an action plan in place, and the crew has been briefed,” said Thew.

“A contingency plan of contractors and supplies is in place should an emergency arise and we ¿nd ourselves in need of assistance.” Duncan Mayor Phil Kent, meanwhile, said the city has been proactively paving with a patch-¿ll product expected to prevent the typical winter-time potholes, and added work continues to prevent Àood events. That includes completing Àood-pump stations and construction of the Joint Utilities Board diking. “We’re watching the rivers and we have emergency pumps in place in the city that we can use to ensure storm water in the McAdam area is kept at a level that keeps people safe and secure, and we have plans put in place if we do, for some reason, get heavy Àood waters,” Kent said. Cowichanians can also register for emergency warning noti¿cations on both the North Cowichan and Cowichan Valley Regional District websites. PRE-CHRISTMAS

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bout 50 people gathered at the provincial legislature last week to ask the government to make a moove on citizens’ rights to drink raw milk. The rally was held in solidarity with other Food Freedom rallies across Canada on Nov. 23, and was organized by Nadine Ijaz of Shawnigan Lake, a clinical nutritionist and registered herbalist who has been a herd-share member for 15 years. Shelby, a 7 1/2-year-old rescued commercial dairy cow was milked by her owner, Kerry van Wiltenburg, on the corner of Menzies and Belleville in Victoria. Van Wiltenburg then proceeded to Âżlter and drink the milk while onlookers held signs and talked about herd-sharing agreements that are illegal in Alberta and B.C. Shelby produces up to 48 litres of milk a day at her peak production, says van Wiltenburg. She makes milk, cream, mozzarella, sour cream, cream cheese and ice cream from Shelby’s milk, which has been tested by a vet. Mary Ellen Green “I’d love to be able to share what Shelby, a rescued dairy cow, may not be allowed to share her products thanks to some my family doesn’t need, but the new legislation. province doesn’t recognize that,â€? says van Wiltenburg, a farmer from Metchosin and mother of three. “I had the distinct impression doing is illegal. Not all raw milk is Members split the cost of purchas- herd-sharing was legal,â€? she said. “It safe, but we’re advocating access to ing and maintaining the animal’s was a shock to us that public health clean raw milk.â€? health and also share the milk. authorities think that what we’re — Mary Ellen Green, Monday Magazine

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Pennies For Presents cash donations down, but volunteer commitment strong Copper collection: Troops at VIU among campaign’s dedicated collection agencies Ashley Degraaf

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ancouver Island University students and staff have been digging into their pockets for the cash donations for News Leader Pictorial’s 2011 Pennies for Presents campaign. Although this year’s VIU contribution is down considerably, to $68 compared to last year’s $300, staff haven’t given up on supporting the annual campaign. “It’s a great cause, and it’s local, easy, and does not ask already cashstrapped students to dig too deep into their pockets for cash,” Arleigh Trail, of VIU’s Student Services department, said. The Cowichan campus is in its fourth year collecting cash for NLP’s yearly campaign, “We’ve been thanks noticing a deto Cocline in our cash wichan Campus donations.” principal, Maria Lauridsen, who asked staff to get on board with the Pennies campaign in 2008. The donation drive sees dough funnelled to Cowichan’s Salvation

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Army, the food banks in Chemainus, the south-end and Duncan, and Cowichan Women Against Violence. Continuing Education Services department’s Penny Plumbly and Student Services’ Trail spearhead the school’s contribution and get folks around campus fueled up in every department. They sprinkle “brightly decorated penny jars” on counters in every corner of the campus, plus hang up notices and posters about the campaign. Although this year’s collection wasn’t their biggest to date, staff have high hopes for the longevity of the campaign. “I hope that it continues,” Trail said. “Many local individuals and families bene¿t from the generosity of staff and students, and everyone feels good about contributing to our community.” News Leader Pictorial staffers are also pulling all the strings when it comes to getting the public pumped about its Pennies campaign. A considerable decline in donations of small change has staff steaming up new ideas to get Cowichanians scrambling for contributions before Christmas. “We de¿nitely have noticed things are Àowing a little slower than

usual,” NLP publisher Bill Macadam said Wednesday. A regular thermometer update will appear in the NLP, updating Cowichanians of how much coin’s been counted. “We’ve been noticing a decline over a number of years in our cash donations,” NLP of¿ce manager Kim Sayer said. On the plus side, NLP’s book sale has been a huge boost to the fundraiser. “It’s been an extremely huge addition for Pennies for Presents,” Sayer said, noting this year’s sale brought in $7,200. The 15th-annual Pennies for Presents campaign is an island-wide Black Press initiative. NLP staffers are hoping the Christmas spirit will charge up Cowichanians to bring in their donations before St. Nick arrives Dec. 25. Proceeds go to the Salvation Army, Cowichan Women Against Violence and the Duncan, Chemainus and Mill Bay food banks. To donate to Pennies for Presents, or to volunteer, stop by the News Leader Pictorial of¿ce at 5380 Trans-Canada Highway or call the of¿ce at 240-746-4471.

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Bylaw infractions have to have consequences By the rules: CVRD enforcement should not be at the discretion of the regional district

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ut aside for a moment the moot question of how the Cowichan Valley Regional District could have possibly allowed a commercial crematorium to be developed in Sahtlam right in front of their noses, despite bylaws and covenants directly prohibiting that from happening. Instead, concentrate on the more pragmatic question of “what should be done now?” We cannot afford a CVRD with policies that espouse an environment of build ¿rst, and let the lawyers ¿gure it all out later. Such a practice would CVRD needs take the power over development out of a clear policy the community’s hands and put it into the hands of any developer with deep and a useful enough pockets. We cannot afford a CVRD that chases hammer down every perceived infraction with rigid zeal. Not only would such a policy lock down the local economy by scaring off investors, it would leave us with very little left in the till to allocate for communitybuilding projects once we pay off the enforcement of¿cers and the lawyers. And we certainly can’t afford a CVRD that arbitrarily applies its rules based on the whims of its employees or directors. What we can afford — what we need — are more practical, easily applied penalties that can be imposed on bylaw offenders as simply as the city can issue a parking ticket. We have no problem with the CVRD giving someone a chance to correct a mistake by applying for a rezoning. But there should be a penalty applied in the form of a ¿ne as soon as the infraction is discovered. And the ¿ne should be reapplied and escalated unless the offender is following clearly prescribed steps to address the infraction. And that policy should be applied to all bylaw infractions. Laws need consequences, or what is their point?

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Seeing both sides of: Cowichan Tribes turnout The case against

The case for Good on the Cowichan people for putting the rest of the valley to shame in their most recent election. While a turnout of every second eligible voter is far from perfect, it is also far better than the meagre number posted just one week earlier in the recent civic election. Your vote is your power. Failure to exercise it is abdicating responsibility for the place where you live.

Lydia Hwitsum is out as Cowichan chief after two terms.

Conservative agenda takes aim at populist issues Patrick Hrushowy

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n the six months John Cummins has been leader of the B.C. Conservatives he has been beating a populist drum; accusing the Christy Clark B.C. Liberals of being without a economic agenda, blaming them for not making courageous cuts in spending and — worst of all — of being no different than the Adrian “This is the kind of stuff elections were DixNotNDP. only that — he says the government fought on more pandering to First than 30 years ago.” isNations interests to the detriment of the rest of the province. He cites the government’s support of the new treaty signed with Yale First Nations near Boston Bar, saying the treaty is irresponsible

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because it permits provincial and federal legislation to be overridden. He thinks the Prosperity Mine proposal should not be held up simply because one interest group — First Nations — is opposed. And, Cummins has slammed a land-swap deal outside of Kelowna with the Westbank First Nations to enable highway expansion. Cummins has thoroughly ripped both the provincial government and Metro Vancouver mayors for the two-cent a litre gas tax to pay for the Evergreen rapid transit line. It could be paid for, he said, by local governments cutting back spending by just one per cent. The B.C. Conservative leader has attacked the carbon tax and the ban on 75- and 100-watt incandescent light bulbs. BC Hydro debt levels and the Smart Meter program have been attacked. So was the proposal to build a waste incinerator in the Fraser Valley. All of this is classic populist politics but where Cummins really gets revved up is about the justice system.

No one should be all that happy about turnout in Tuesday’s Tribes election. One in two may be better than one in three, or one in four, but it is still far worse than the 100 per cent turnout we should be aiming for. And given the number of serious issues this chief and council have to address, it is depressing half the voters failed to show.

AN EXPERIMENT OF ONE

Of the 33 or more news releases posted on the B.C. Conservative website since he was elected party leader at the end of May, at least nine dealt with the justice system. He found unacceptable the reduction in court room staf¿ng of sheriffs, an action later reversed by the government. Drug dealers going free because of a lack of court resources was something he criticized. He would make it possible for police of¿cers and conservation and wildlife of¿cers to directly lay charges. And he is de¿nitely most upset about the lack of charges being laid following the Stanley Cup playoff riots. But Cummins seems to save his biggest guns for the issue of the renewal of the RCMP contract. First, he commissioned former Newfoundland premier Brian Peckford to take a look at the bene¿ts and costs of starting a provincial police force in order to “get the debate going.” Now that it looks like there will be an

agreement for a new 20-year contract with the RCMP Cummins says he would review that contract if he were elected premier. As I’ve already mentioned, all of this is very populist in nature — the kind of stuff elections were fought on more than 30 years ago and began losing favour about a decade ago. One has to wonder what kind of traction these issues have in the aftermath of the Occupy phenomena, and more particularly, will they attract popular support when the world is increasingly facing another ¿nancial crisis that many observers claims will be worse than what we are still coming through. Is this the stuff that builds con¿dence in voters? Patrick Hrushowy writes every Friday in the News Leader Pictorial. Email him at phrushowy@shaw.ca


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Are you concerned teachers’ job action has spelled gradeless report cards? “That’s not good. Teachers are still getting paid to do their job. They should still be filling out report cards, for sure.”

Seth Diab, Duncan

“It’s a waste of paper. I got my report card Friday and it was blank except for attendance. I don’t know what teachers are trying to say by that.”

Jennifer Shay, Grade 11, Mill Bay

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.

Let’s start a new Christmas tradition of spending at home

Signs will come down as soon as it is ofÄcial the CVRD will back down

Dear editor Responding to Tom Harkins’ recent letter, I want to assure him and our community that the CT Group also looks forward to removing the signs and recycling them. However, before we do, the CVRD board must act on our community’s clear direction regarding the ECO Depot location. We need to see in the minutes of a CVRD board meeting that the ECO Depot will not be located on the CVRD’s Cameron-Taggart Road property and an acceptable explanation of how the property will be disposed of or its proposed future use. Since the election and referendum we have all heard comforting words from our politicians about democracy and following the community’s direction on the ECO Depot. Words are ¿ne but action is better. Thus, before the signs come down the CVRD board must act on the direction of the community regarding the ECO Depot. Hopefully we will not have to wait too long. Joseph Gollner

In my opinion: All the best Christmas presents are not made in China

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s the holidays approach, the giant Asian factories are kicking into high gear to provide Canadians with monstrous piles of cheaply produced goods — merchandise that has been produced at the expense of Canadian labour. This year will be different. This year, Canadians will give the gift of genuine concern for other Canadians. There is no longer an excuse that, at gift giving time, nothing can be found that is produced by Canadian hands. There is! CT Group It’s time to think outside the box, people. Who says a gift needs to ¿t in a shirt box, wrapped in Chinese produced wrapping paper? If these Äve are wingnuts, what Everyone gets their hair cut. How about gift does it say about the voters? certi¿cates from your local Canadian hair salon Dear editor or barber? Drew Shaw is certainly entitled to his opinGym membership? It’s appropriate for all ages ion, but it’s a sad commentary when ¿ve school who are thinking about some health improvetrustees are singled out and labelled “Utopian ment. Wingnuts” simply because of their willingness Who wouldn’t appreciate getting their car deto put the educational needs of students living tailed? Small, Canadian owned detail shops and in the Cowichan Valley ahead of the dictates Andrew Leong car washes would love to sell you a gift certi¿cate and priorities of a Liberal government that sits One of today’s readers says it is important to challenge status quo thinking in Transit, as well as any other con- or a book of gift certi¿cates. in Victoria. Are you one of those extravagant givers who ventional wisdom in life. Mr. Shaw’s viewpoint may indeed resonate think nothing of plunking down the big bucks on a with provincial Liberals, but if the recent Chinese made Àat-screen? Perhaps that grateful gift in response to the ECO Depot vote that many school board election results are any indication As, I’m sure, we all agree, public transit was receiver would like his driveway sealed, or lawn developed to move the physically and ¿ nanwould like to deny. The comments I read on — all ¿ve of the “Utopian” candidates ¿nished mowed for the summer, or driveway plowed all cially challenged. So, as you suggest, it needs your website objecting to your editorial only in the top six of elected trustees — a majority winter, or games at the local golf course. to be done in the most cost-effective manner serve to validate it, and unfortunately demonof voters living in the Cowichan Valley will There are a bazillion owner-run restaurants, all and place the least burden on the taxpayers. strate some are not ready to move on. I, along likely assess his comments as being nothing offering gift certi¿cates. And, if your intended One must choose the right-size vehicle for the with some 1,450 others supported the ECO more than a pathetic whine. isn’t the fancy eatery sort, what about a half-dozpasssenger load and ¿ll the vehicle. Do we see Depot location. I personally received intimidatWilliam Wiebe en breakfasts at the local breakfast joint? 747s À ying from Nanaimo to Vancouver? No! ing phone calls and personal attacks for wading Shawnigan Lake Remember folks, this isn’t about big national The airlines use Dash 8s. into this debate. Until now I have refrained chains, this is about supporting your home town Also, note that a vehicle of 25 seats or less from making any more comment in regards to with their ¿nancial lives on the line to To do its job properly, Transit needs only needs a Cl.4 restricted licence to drive it the ECO Depot. Let’s all take some responsi- Canadians keep their doors open. — a savings in labour costs and a larger labour bility for our own actions, put this unfortunate the right tools How many people couldn’t use an oil change pool. The main point of course is to challenge mess behind us, and direct our efforts to movDear editor for their car, truck or motorcycle, done at a shop the status quo and conventional wisdom of ing forward for the good of the community. Re: “Park the buses with too many empty run by the Canadian working guy? anything in life. We all know that every large Elijah Fraser seats” Nov. 25. You hit the nail on the head. Thinking about a heartfelt gift for mom? Mom organization, government or otherwise, has lots Shawnigan Lake would love the services of a local cleaning lady of o spin doctors. for a day. PP.W. Williams Editor’s note: commenting on older website My computer could use a tune-up, and I know I LLadysmith stories is being disabled as the commenting can ¿nd some young guy who is struggling to get system switches over to Facebook his repair business up and running. “Do you support the decision by Cowichan teachers to TThere has been bad feelings and it OK, you were looking for something more cancel evening Christmas concerts?” More letters online personal. Local crafts people spin their own wool You answered: (80 votes) iis time to move on and knit them into scarves. They make jewelry, DDear editor Also, read fresh stories every day and share 73 per cent NO pottery and beautiful wooden boxes, and original I was unable to post the following comment your thoughts immediately through the comwatercolour art. o online in response to: “Community does not To vote on the next Question of the Week, log onto the ments function. Plan your holiday outings at local, owner opern this to be repeated.” There is a lot of need web poll at www.cowichannewsleader.com at cowichannewsleader.com ated restaurants and leave your server a nice tip. truth t to the Nov. 23 editorial you published How about going out to see a play or ballet at your hometown theatre? Musicians need love too, so ¿nd a venue showcasing local bands. Local charities like the SPCA, Cowichan Community Land Trust, and many more always appreciate donations. 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. Christmas is no longer about draining Canadian response to issues raised in our pages get top priority; Keep it clean — attack the issue, Here’s how to send it to us: pockets so that China can build another glitternot the individual. • Email your thoughts to editor@cowichannewsleader.com ing city. 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Downtown Duncan Christmas Puppy Mascot Contest

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Kennadie Shepard, with the help of her grandmother Diane Dyke, light a Christmas bulb in memory of Kennadie’s brother Ethan during last year’s Light Up in Memory event to salute loved ones who have died.

Entry Locations: The Twisted Mug, The Celtic Connection, Bucky’s, Imagine That! , Island Pharmacy & Power Lunch

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onsider it a tradition beside a tradition. The annual Light Up In Memory event outside Cowichan District Hospital has become a staple for those dealing with grief during the holiday season. Cowichan Valley Hospice wants to add a second signature event to go along with that staple. Hospice, organizers of the light up, is asking people to dedicate a simple paper dove to hang at the hospice of¿ce for the duration of the holidays. “By making a gift and hanging a dove families can honour a loved one and help bring comfort and healing to another family in grief,” hospice states in a press release.

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Winner will be drawn on Thursday, Dec 8th

Meanwhile, this year’s Light Up in Memory Gathering is scheduled for 6 p.m. on Wednesday. Participants will be invited to light a bulb on the outdoor trees in memory of a loved one who has died. Hospital spiritual care co-ordinator Elaina Hyde-Mills will lead a gathering that will include music from Dr. Manny Fritsch, the Threshold Choir and Queen Margaret’s School choir. A smaller tree is available for children. Warm drinks and snacks prepared by Hospice volunteers will be served. For more about the Light Up in Memory Gathering or Doves for Comfort and Peace call 250-701-4242, or drop in to 3122 Gibbins Rd, Duncan.

Where is that Puppy in the Window? Yet another thing to enjoy this Christmas season in downtown Duncan, including a chance to win Downtown Duncan Dollars! Wander the charming downtown streets, enjoying the fabulous seasonal windows while looking for our special Christmas Mascots, creatively attired for the season by our clever merchants. Match the names printed weekly in the NewsLeader to the puppies hiding in the windows of the various businesses and you could win $50 Downtown Duncan Dollars. Puppies are also available for sale for $10 at the following downtown stores with all proceeds going to the Duncan S.P.C.A. Giggle Gear, The Purple Orchid, The Red Balloon ToyShop, Lorenita’s Boutique & Wishes Once a week, the Duncan BIA will draw a contestant’s name and will award $50 Downtown Dollars to a winning entry. Check the NewsLeader each Friday in December for your entry form. Entry forms also available at:The Twisted Mug, Island Pharmacy, Imagine That! Bucky’s & The Celtic Connection.

Where is Santa Paws Hiding? I am hiding in a shop window on the edges of Downtown Duncan. When you Ànd me simply go to www.downtownduncan.ca and email the Duncan BIA with my location, for a chance to win $25 Downtown Dollars. Each winner’s name will be added to a random draw to win an additional $100 Downtown Dollars at the completion of the contest!

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Friday, December 2, 2011

1933: cold swims

1933: Russia

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by Ann Andersen

Henry Norman, who had logged at Lake Cowichan for nearly 30 years, returned to the valley after testing Russia’s much touted five-year success plan for one year. He and his family were driven out of Russia by hardship and misery, he said.

Camp 6 baker Hans Schmidt declared a cold water swim was good for one’s health after plunging into Cowichan Lake during a snowfall in nothing but the bottom part of a two-piece bathing suit.

1933: school fees The school board decided to reduce the annual fee for pupils from outside the consolidated district area from $80 to $65. They also reduced the fee for two members of one family by 10 percent and for three members by 15 per cent.

Clearing up some historical myths Dateline 1933: 1933: Smith did not discover Sicker mine Ann Andersen

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very so often in Cowichan Valley history, fact explodes into fabrication. And so it was in December 1933 when Harry Smith, long believed to be the founder of the Mount Sicker mines, returned to the valley after a lengthy absence. Smith, one of the ¿rst businessmen here and founder of The Cowichan Leader in 1905, denied statements that he had found the mother lode on Mount Sicker. He was, he conceded, the discoverer of the Lenora, Tyee and Richard III claims. Tom Sullens of Port Angeles and Port Townsend was the real discoverer of the Mount Sicker site in 1895, Smith told attendees at a Duncan Rotary Club luncheon meeting. Mr. Tom McKay had assays made and sunk a shaft to about 15 feet, but that work was cut short by his death from appendicitis in Duncan shortly after. When Smith left his sporting goods business at Port Townsend to travel to Cowichan with Harry Buzzar, they staked the Lenora claim. Here, Smith found a nugget the size of a grain of wheat in a creek that became known as Nugget Creek. Smith, Buzzar and Sullens lived in a log cabin while undertaking some of the ¿rst work on the claims.

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Meko, an eight-year-old pug, gets his photo taken with Santa during a SPCA fundraising event at BuckerÄeld’s on Saturday, Nov. 26.

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es, it really is called Bleed and Feed. But far from the ghoulish vampire images the name may conjure, the event has a lot more in common with the spirit of Christmas than the spirit of Halloween Canadian Blood Services is asking Duncan area residents to do two good deeds at once next week. On your way to make one of the 9,750 blood donations the organiza-

tion will need across the province this month, you are being encouraged to make a pit stop at your pantry or local grocery store. Then drop it off at the blood donor clinic as part of a bid by provincial food banks to feed 70,000 people. “The needs of both the blood bank and the food bank are great,” Canadian Blood Services spokesperson Ed Yee said. “But by rallying together, British Columbians can help ¿ll up both of these banks at blood

donor clinics across the province this December.” Bleed and Feed food collection boxes will be at the front reception desk at the Island Savings Centre this week for three days worth of clinics running Dec. 6 and 7 from 2 to 8 p.m. and Dec. 8, from noon to 6 p.m. Donors can book two ways — by calling 1-888-2DONATE (1-888236-6283) or by booking online at blood.ca.

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ntry deadline for the 63rd-annual Cowichan Music Festival is midnight, Dec. 10. The valley’s performing arts pillar runs Feb. 14 to March 10, spotlighting some 4,000 mostly young artists in piano, voice, speech arts, choirs, instruments, and dance at various venues including the Cowichan Theatre. The whole syllabus is online at cowichanmusicfestival.com where section fees, dates and more are found, said CMF boss Leslie Sjoberg. Gala nights — run by volunteers, without government grants — are Feb. 26, speech, instruments and piano; March 4, vocal and dance; and March 7, for the big Highlights Concert. Nine adjudicators and workshops are also on deck for CMF63. Donations are welcome, Sjoberg signalled. “Times are tough, but we’ve got to keep going for the kids.� Call 250-748-8833. — Peter W. Rusland

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Two chances for a Concenti Christmas Holiday music: Cowichan choir plays Duncan and Chemainus Ashley Degraaf

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heila Hilton Johnson’s been thinking about Christmas songs since mid-

summer. That’s partly due to her gig as Cowichan’s Concenti Singers director, as well as the position she holds organizing the group’s annual, often soldout, Christmas show. “People like to come out and listen to Christmas music and Christmas comes around so quickly every year that I’ve been joking and saying ‘I think we should do Christmas every second year,’” Hilton Johnson said. The 28th-annual Concenti Christmas takes place Sunday and includes a cross section of 16th-century to modern Christmas gems. “We have done a Christmas concert here in Duncan for many years and this is our 29th season, but I

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Sheila Hilton Johnson leads the Concenti Singers in two shows this month. believe it’s our 28th Christmas concert because we didn’t do one the ¿rst year as we didn’t think we’d be ready,” Hilton Johnson explained. “It’s going to be extremely varied. “We’ve got music from just about every century,” she said. The Concentis’ mandate has always been shows with a wide platform of music on its programs. “We’ve always tried to have varied concerts and programs. In fact, when people ask us what kind of music we sing, we always say, ‘We will tell you what we don’t do.’” The group sings mostly acapella but sprinkles in a few accompanied pieces.

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“But we simply don’t do pieces accompanied by orchestras,” Hilton Johnson explained. This year’s show includes the Cowichan Valley Youth Concert Choir chiming in with pieces. “In the past we’ve had the whole Cowichan Valley Youth Choir but we’ve so many in there this year… there’s 60 students in that choir, so we’ve had to split it into three choirs.” Sunday’s program includes 32 members of the Concert Choir joining the Concenti Singers, performing well-known carols, as well as some surprise secular seasonal songs. “There will be some well-known and some

lesser-known pieces and some which will probably be quite new to a large number of people in the audience,” Hilton Johnson said, not giving any hints at song titles. “We are singing a piece in Spanish, and for us, that’s quite amazing,” she said. “We’ve always had dif¿culty persuading people in the choir that they can sing in other than English or Latin.” Hilton Johnson’s Concenti Singers are also the featured guests at St. Michael’s Presents show Sunday, Dec. 11 ‘Twas in the Moon of Wintertime, where they will perform a similar set. “We’re very much looking forward to singing there because we had a really good reception there when we were there two years ago and we’re delighted to be invited back,” Hilton Johnson said. The ¿rst show is Sunday, Dec. 4, 2 p.m. at Duncan United Church, Ingram St. Tickets are $15 or less. The Chemainus show goes the following Sunday, Dec. 11, 2 p.m., at St. Michael & All Angels Anglican Church, Chemainus. Tickets are $20 at the door or $15 in advance. Call 250-748-4075

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Canadian East Coast folk icon comes to Duncan “A grand voyeur in this rough, sweet life, a melody writer of the first order, a story teller, a philosopher, a poet and a kick-ass performer that makes my hair stand on end.” If that billing from celebrated Newfoundland author Donna Morrisey isn’t going to get you off the couch, then an invitation to a live folk show probably never will.

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Morrisey is talking about fellow Newfoundlander Ron Hynes, the man responsible for Sonny’s Dream, the song CBC Radio called the 41st best Canadian song of all time. Hynes brings his celebrated act to the Duncan Garage Showroom on Monday. According to an event press release, his

songs have been recorded by hundreds of artists world-wide including Emmylou Harris, Mary Black, Christy Moore, Denny Doherty, Murray McLauchlan, John McDermott, Prairie Oyster, The Cottars, Hayley Westenra and Kim Stockwood, to name just a few. The music begins at 8 p.m. Tickets are $25 advance, $30 door. Call 250-748-7246.

Three for the show time at PORTALS Local trio: brings painting, carving and the spoken word to local gallery Dorian Geiger

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arlene Tully, Trudy Kungold Ammann and Wayne Brown ring in December by showcasing roughly 100 of their various works at the latest art show in PORTALS in the Island Savings Centre. Books, paintings, cards, prints and wood carvings will be the artworks on display. Tully is a family counsellor and art therapist who says art is her life. When she’s not helping counsel families and children of Lake Cowichan through by incorporating art into her therapeutic approach, Tully is busy producing acrylic and watercolour paintings. “I’m very excited. It’s going to be my ¿rst formal art show. I’m thrilled.

I love the space that we’re going to be in. I’m excited about sharing my work with these other artists,” said Tully, who counsels at Lake Cowichan Community Services. She has always painted, but lately she has taken up children’s ¿ction. Her recent publication, You are the Apple of my Eye, intertwines vibrant watercolour paintings with her writing. Ammann spent 24 years as a graphic artist before transitioning into ¿ne art and also has dabbled in Chinese brush painting, Intaglio printing, sculptures and multi-media pieces constructed from found recycled materials. “I’m inspired by nature,” she said. Using recycled materials as a medium, Ammann forces viewers to see beyond the rejected form of the recyclables. “Most of my work has some sort of West Coast element or natural theme running through it. I do all sorts of different things. You can’t really nail me down to anything in particular,” she added. Like Tully, Ammann too is excited about this show.

Darlene Tully is one three local artists whose work is featured until Dec. 10 at PORTALS in the Island Savings Centre. “I’ve taken part in a lot of group shows but this is a biggie where I’m having more of my work shown than ever before.” Meanwhile, a car accident in 1997 left Brown unable to work in his trade as a ¿nishing carpenter. He started

carving full-time. According to his pro¿le at myartclub. com, Brown creates whimsical faces from windfall, and recycled ¿rewood. Your ticket What: Tully, Brown and Kungold

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argit Nelleman’s elegant ceramics have proven they can stand on their own. But add a local goldsmith and an international painter and you may have a mix that could prove irresistible to Cowichan art lovers. At least that’s the hope of the local ceramic artist as she hosts a show at her studio gallery on Richards Trail this weekend.

Cowichan Camerata Strings Orchestra presents

Christmas Chimes in Cowichan with guests Glenora Bell Choir and the Jubilate Chimes Dec. 10, 7:30 pm Duncan Christian Reform Church 930 Trunk Rd., Duncan Tickets: $10 adult, $5 children, $25 family Phone 250-746-7804 www.cowichancamerata.org

Danish painter Christina Mosegaard and Ontario goldsmith Marianne Brown are her guests. For Mosegaard, who has exhibited extensively internationally, it will be her ¿rst Canadian show. “Christina Mosegaard is primarily known for her paintings of the human face, closely trimmed and most often set in deep, dark colour tones. They are contemporary faces depicted through a century-old technique,” an event press release reads. Brown, meanwhile, creates jewelry in both gold and silver. “Her leaf embossed pure silver offers

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Saturday Scotch Broom Pulling: event at the Mt Tzouhalem Ecological Reserve, 10 a.m. to 3 pm., at the parking lot at the top of Kaspa Rd. What to bring: a lunch, gloves, a strong back, clothing and footwear appropriate for the weather. Call 250-748-7124. Cowichan Bay Sailpast: enjoy the annual tradition of lighted ships cruising through Cowichan Bay. Lane 31: a band of veterans in a roots genre from Saltspring Island, 9 p.m., Crofton Hotel, 1534 Joan Avenue, Crofton. Tickets $10 or three for $25 Call 250-324-2245.

Sing-along Messiah: Conductor Robert Mari with Cowichan Valley soloists and the Cowichan Consort Orchestra & Choir, 2:30 p.m., Duncan Christian Reformed Church. Tickets: $15, $12 children. Available from Consort members and Volume 1 Books in Duncan. Saint Joseph’s School Christmas Bazaar: crafters, baked goods, entertainment and a surprise visitor, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., 9735, Elm Street, Chemainus. Call 250-246-3191 for information. Reading Tails: Children aged 6-10 can register for a free 20 minute reading session with a furry friend from the St. John Ambulance Therapy Dog Program, Saturdays, 10:30 to 11:30 a.m. starting Dec. 3 at

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the Vancouver Island Regional Library, Cowichan Branch. Call 250-746-7661 ext. 5 for more. Bellydance Extravaganza: showcasing some of Vancouver Island’s finest belly dancers, 8 p.m., Duncan Garage Showroom, 330 Duncan Street. Tickets $20 at Ten Old Books. Call 250-748-7246

Sunday Toys, toiletries and toques: The Cowichan Valley Social Media Club is collecting non-food items important in our day-today lives, but often forgotten, 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. at Duncan Wal-Mart. The Hope King Hour: 90 minutes of great entertainment, with a local young musician highlighted, 2 p.m., Duncan Garage Showroom, 330 Duncan Street. Tickets are $10 advance, $12 door. Call 250-748-7246.

What Would Jesus Buy: The Cowichan library is squeezing in another documentary night in time for the holidays. We’ll be watching this critique of consumer culture in the branch’s multipurpose room at 6 p.m. Call 250-746-7661 ext 5 for information.

Tuesday Canadian novelist Arley McNeney: will read from her latest book6:30 p.m. at the Cowichan library in the Island Savings Centre. Set in Depression-era Canada, The Time We All Went Marching was inspired by reallife events which McNeney will discuss. Call 250-746-7661 ext 5 for more. Chemainus Chamber of Commerce Meet and Greet: members and non-members invited to meet each other and soak up the Christmas atmosphere at the Chemainus Visitor Centre, 5 to 7 p.m.

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Volunteer Information Fair: hosted by Volunteer Cowichan at VIU’s Cowichan Campus, to showcase to the community the many local agencies that use volunteers, and to introduce these agencies to students who require volunteer hours for program prerequisites, 12 noon to 1:30 p.m. Call 250-748-2133.

Cowichan Agricultural Society: meets the first Wednesday of every month at CAS’s headquarters, at 5855 Clements Street at 7 p.m. To learn more about the Cowichan Agricultural Society and future events, check out CAS’s website: www.cowichanfarmers.org.

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December 2011 Meetings & Notices Council and committee meetings are open to the public. Council encourages you to attend the meetings and listen to the discussions that help form Council decisions. Meeting dates and locations are subject to change, so please check the Municipal Hall notice board, visit our website, or call for updated information. x December 1, 2:30 p.m. ........... Climate Change Advisory x December 7, 1:30 p.m. ........... Regular Council x December 21, 1:30 p.m. ......... Regular Council MyMuni Did you know you can access all of your North Cowichan accounts online? View current and past bills, account payment history, water consumption history, tax account, utilities, dog licences and business licences. Visit our website at www.northcowichan.ca and select the ‘MyMuni’ icon to register. Contact: Finance Department Snow and Ice The Municipality’s snow and ice clearing policy requires private property owners (and tenants) to remove within 24 hours all snow and ice that accumulate on sidewalks fronting their properties. Please keep your customers and neighbours safe by keeping your sidewalks clear of snow and ice. Also, remember to use caution and keep well back around plows and sanders. Contact: Operations Department Yard Waste The Cowichan Valley Regional District offers yearͲround, free disposal of your yard and garden waste (residential loads only) by taking it to the Bing's Creek Solid Waste Management Complex, 3900 Drinkwater Road (Duncan), or the Peerless Road Recycling DropͲoff Depot, 10830 Peerless Road (Ladysmith). Contact: CVRD Recycling Hotline at 250Ͳ746Ͳ2540

Emergency Alert System – Have you registered? The Municipality has implemented an automated emergency alert system to notify registered residents and businesses of local emergencies. Learn more about this new system and register online by visiting the Municipality’s website and selecting ‘Emergency Alert’ from ‘Quick Links’ or the ‘Emergency Alert System’ icon. If you are unable to register online, you can call the Municipality at 250Ͳ746Ͳ3106 to register. Contact: Operations Department Drainage Before the winter rains come, be sure to clear your home gutters, downspouts, and drains to help keep storm drains from clogging. Let us know immediately of any drainage system problems in your neighbourhood. Contact: Operations Department Holiday Closure Please note that the Municipal offices will be closed on December 26 and 27, 2011, for the Christmas and Boxing Day statutory holidays.

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NEWCOMB: Carole Sarah – passed away peacefully at home with her family by her side on November 25, 2011. Born in Edmonton, Alberta on August 1, 1958 to her adoptive parents Lloyd and Pauline Newcomb. Predeceased by her son Robert and her father Lloyd both in 2004. Lovingly remembered by her family; daughter Samantha; mother Pauline, brother Ross and her longtime companion Tim Eremenko. Carole moved with her family to BC in 1965 at the age of 7. One of Carole’s biggest accomplishments was her family. She loved to garden and also to travel. She was a volunteer for many years with Help Fill a Dream Foundation. Carole will be always remembered as a caring and much loved person by all who knew her. A Celebration of Carole’s life will be held at the New Life Baptist Church, 1839 Tzouhalem Road, Duncan, BC on Saturday December 10, 2011 at 10:00 a.m. Followed by a reception at the Eagle’s Hall on 2965 Boys Road. Donations in Carole’s memory may be made to the BC Cancer Society. Online condolences may be offered at www.hwwallacecbc.com

H.W. Wallace 251 Jubilee St. 250-701-0001 NIXON H.M. Sylvia, April 21, 1921 - November 22, 2011. Sylvia passed away peacefully on November 22 after a brave and digniďŹ ed battle with Glioblastoma, an aggressive brain cancer. Born in Saint-Paul-d'Abbottsford, Quebec, to parents Major Arthur Grosvenor Piddington and Helen Mary Piddinginton (nee Porteous) Sylvia came with her family to Esquimalt in 1924. One of 10 children, Sylvia grew up at Wychbury (a Samuel McClure house) in Esquimalt and spent her summers at the family cottage, Savira, on the west shore of Shawningan Lake. She attended Miss Harcourt’s School and Royal Roads School in Esquimalt, then Saint Margaret’s School in Victoria and also Esquimalt High School, graduating in 1938. During World War II Sylvia worked at Yarrow’s Shipyards where she worked as a Burner cutting the steel plates used for warships; along with her late sister Frances. Sylvia lived variously in Victoria, Saanich, and Cowichan for most of her life. An avid sailor and with her partner Major Andrew Jukes, she cruised the coast for many a summer in the late 1940s and 1950s. When not sailing in those years, Sylvia raised Cairn Terriers and farmed on the Saanich Peninsula. With Jukes she undertook a great adventure in late 1950s crossing from Vancouver to England via the Panama Canal, and subsequently sailing from England to Spain and the Canary Islands. Carrying on alone after the sudden passing of Jukes, Sylvia captained, with two hired hands, the ketch "Dawn Star" across the Atlantic to Antigua and eventually Fort Lauderdale. After a sojourn in Florida, she returned home to Canada in 1958. After marrying Eckersall Nixon in 1958, she and Eck had a son, Edward, in 1960. The family lived all over B.C., in Victoria, West Vancouver, Clinton B.C. and Kamloops, returning to settle in Victoria in 1969. At 51 Sylvia completed her Early Childhood Education diploma and worked for many years in Day Cares and Preschools such as Marigold, Happy Time and Cedar. Retiring in 1989, she relocated from Victoria to Cowichan, living at Cherry Point and ďŹ nally at Kiwanis Village on Trunk Road in Duncan. In her "retirement" years, Sylvia kept busy with professional house-sitting and a great deal of volunteering. Perhaps her last "cause" was advocating for the installation of proper bus shelters in Duncan. In 1995 she was thrilled to become Granny Sylvia to Edward (Lalo) Nixon-Pasten; she had many happy visits to see him and his Dad, his mother Carol Pasten and the Pasten family, in Toronto over the years. Sylvia was predeceased by: her beloved husband, Eckersall; her brothers Midshipman Peter Piddington (1939), Flight Lieutenant James (Jamie) Piddington (1943), and Tom Piddington (1981); sisters Anna Piddington (1914), Frances Joyce (nee Piddington) (1999), and Joan Cartwright (nee Piddington) (2010). Sylvia leaves her loving son Edward and grandson Edward (Lalo) of Toronto, sisters Helen Campbell (nee Piddington) of Loughborough Inlet and Phyllis Norris (nee Piddington) of Victoria, brother Reverend Michael Piddington of Langford; along with loving nieces, nephews, grandnieces, grandnephews, great-grandnieces and greatgrandnephews; and her best friends Joan and Chris Kolk of Ambraden Pond, Cobble Hill. The family wishes to thank Dr. Michelle Ismail, the nurses and staff of Cowichan District Hospital and Cairnsmore Place for their care of Sylvia in her ďŹ nal months. In lieu of owers, donations are encouraged to the Cowichan Seniors Community Foundation. A celebration of Sylvia's life will occur on Saturday, December 10, 2 pm at Ambraden Pond, 971 Aros Road, Cobble Hill.

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ADELBORG, Jorgen It is with heavy hearts we announce the passing of Jorgen Adelborg on November 28, 2011. He was a loving man who was larger than life. He was born on October 4th 1942 in Aarhus Denmark, Jorgen passed away peacefully with his family by his side. He is survived and lovingly remembered by his wife Barbara, his brothers Kurt (Betty-Anne), Finn (Karen), and his sister Annette. His son’s Paul (Kathy) and Brian, and his grandchildren, Brent, Tyson, Darian, and Gracie. His memories will be cherished by his nieces and nephews, Tanya, Sandy-Lee, Melanie, Dean, Jason, Mark, Ronnie and Taylor. He leaves a legacy of fond memories, love and strength for all those who knew him. Brother Matthew (Eva), amongst others, will always hold a special place in their hearts for this Danish Viking. A “Celebration of Lifeâ€? will be held at the Duncan Community Lodge at 2244 Moose Rd. on Saturday December 3rd 2011 beginning at 1:00 p.m. In lieu of owers donations to the heart and stroke foundation would be greatly appreciated. FIRST MEMORIAL FUNERAL SERVICES

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NORMAN, Dorothy Nov 7, 1921 – Nov 26, 2011 With heavy hearts, the family of Dorothy Norman, announce her passing at 90 years after a vibrant and healthy life. Dorothy was born and raised in Merritt, BC. She attended college in Vancouver, where she met lifelong friends. After a career working as a medical secretary, she tired of the city life and moved to Youbou to work at the BCFP sawmill. On her ďŹ rst night there at a Caycuse dance, she met her husband of 53 years, Al. Dorothy was overjoyed in 1997 after reuniting with her adopted son Allan. Dorothy was predeceased by her husband Al (2006); sisters Edna, and Yvonne; brothers Ernest, Byron and Raymond. Survived by sons Rob (Kelly) and Allan; daughters Kathy, Heather (Mark) and treasured grandchildren Lindsey, Melissa, Paul and Dayna. Dorothy liked to keep busy after retiring. She learned to complete tax forms at 68 and lived on her own until she was 88 years. Dorothy cherished her family, loved gardening, the New York Times crosswords and St. Ann’s Garden Club. She was a loyal fan of the BC Lions and Vancouver Canucks. The family would like to thank the staff at Acacia; Dr. Gilbert and Dr. Reynolds. A celebration of Dorothy’s life will be held at Sands Funeral Chapel, 187 Trunk Road in Duncan, BC on Saturday, December 10, 2011 at 1:00 pm with a reception following in Sands Arbor Reception Centre. Flowers are gratefully declined. Donations in memory of Dorothy may be made to Providence Farm or the Salvation Army. Condolences may be shared online at www. sandsfuneral.com SANDS of DUNCAN 250-746-5212

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George, a retired school teacher of the Cowichan Valley, lived most of his life in Maple Bay, where he was able to indulge his passion for sailing. George joined MBYC at 17 years of age. His younger years were spent in Victoria, swimming in Crystal Pool and bicycling all over town with his chums. George graduated with his teaching degree from UBC, following a short time in the R.C.N. Thanks to new drugs and his young age, he was able to overcome Tuberculosis. George loved sailing, tennis, hiking mountains, curling and his many friends. He has had a very full and eventful life living in his beloved Maple Bay. Winter holidays were spent in KailuaKona, Hawaii. George was a past Commodore of Maple Bay Yacht club, and also a former member of Blue Gavel for many years. Predeceased by brother Morley, wife Betty, daughter Thurza and very recently, son Geoffrey. George is survived by wife Gloria, grandchildren: Sara (Mark), Amanada (Paul), David, Katelin and Taylor, by great-grandchildren Jessica and Isabelle, Bryson and Tinsley. Also survived by stepchildren Shauna Brouwer and Marc Streiing, sister Marjorie (Bernie) Potentier, neice Christine (Jim), Nephews Doug (Darlene) Potentier, John (Elaine) Kirstein. Funeral service at St. Peter’s Anglican Church, Duncan (off Maple Bay Rd) , December 6, at 1 pm. Reception to follow at Maple Bay Yacht Club, Genoa Bay Rd (off Maple Bay Rd), 2-4:30 pm.

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The Community Options Society is running its preemployment program for youth between the ages of 15 and 30 that helps to develop skills and the conďŹ dence and tools necessary to secure employment. Learn about problem solving, feedback, stereotypes, goal setting, resume writing, job searches, networking and much more. s4HEPROGRAMRUNS*ANUARY TO-ARCH  -ON &RITOPM s0ARTICIPANTSAREPAIDWHILEATTENDING s#ONTACT-ARY "RENDAOR*ARREDAT   We have a limited number of spaces available for the PROGRAM0LEASECONTACTUSASSOONASPOSSIBLESOWECAN determine your eligibility and set up an interview. The Government of Canada has contributed funding to this initiative

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TEMPORARY POSITION Do you have a way with the written word and a natural curiosity about issues and people? The Cowichan News Leader Pictorial, the Duncan area’s news source of record since 1905, is seeking a part-time reporter to ďŹ ll a year-long vacancy due to a maternity leave. The successful applicant will demonstrate the ability to turn in engaging, accurate, objective news stories and features on tight deadlines for both our website and print product. Journalistic experience and knowledge of Canadian Press standards are assets. Photography skill and a reliable vehicle are required. The position opens in January and offers a exible schedule. It requires about 15 hours a week, with the possibility of additional hours as situations demand. The News Leader Pictorial is part of Black Press, Canada’s largest independent newspaper group with more than 150 newspapers located in B.C., Alberta, Washington State, Hawaii and Ohio. Please forward your cover letter and resumĂŠ — including writing and photography samples as well as references — by Friday, December 16 to:

The Cowichan News Leader Pictorial Attn: John McKinley, Editor #2 5380 Trans Canada Hwy Duncan, BC V9L 6W4 email: editor@cowichannewsleader.com We thank all applicants for their interest but only those selected for an interview will be contacted.

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Nechako Northcoast Construction, Terrace, B.C. Has an opening for Mechanical Superintendent QualiďŹ cations: -A minimum of 3 years journeyman work experience, 2 years as a trade lead hand or equivalent. -Minimum driver classiďŹ cation requirement is a Valid Class 3 with air endorsement. -Must have technical competencies of troubleshooting, root cause failure analysis, general computer skills, work planning and estimating. -Ability to effectively supervise assigned work projects and/or activities involving combined resources of manpower, materials and supplies. -Ability to carry out related supervisory functions proďŹ ciently, under the direction of management personnel. -Must hold and maintain WHMIS certiďŹ cation and Level 1 First Aid. For a complete job Description please log on to our website at www.nechako-northcoast.com. Please Fax or email your resume and drivers abstract Debbie Russell, Manager of Human Resources drussell@nechako-northcoast.com Fax: 250-638-8409 Only those short listed will be contacted.

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HELP WANTED

The Duncan BIA is a non-proÂżt society representing the downtown Duncan Business community and is managed by a 12 member board. We are looking for a MANAGER to start in late January 2012. The successful candidate must be a good communicator, both verbal and written, able to accept responsibility and work independently and be passionate about downtown. Business experience would be an asset. Amongst other duties, the position involves the design and placement of advertising, the organization of downtown events, and the presentation of the downtown community to the public and to other agencies. Salary range is $18 to $22 per hour, depending on experience. Some evenings and weekend work will be required. Respond to the Duncan BIA ofÂżce #203 - 111 Station Street, Duncan, B.C. V9L 1M8 By December 23, 2011 www.downtownduncan.ca square@downtownduncan.ca


28 Cowichan News Leader Pictorial PETS AND LIVESTOCK PETS

Friday, December 2, 2011 MERCHANDISE FOR SALE

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CENTRAL LOCATION, Bachelor, 1 & 2 bdrms, balcony, F/S, hot water, parking, pet considered, $525$950/mo. Call 250-748-7764.

LAKE COWICHAN: (waterfront) 1 bdrm w/ balcony, $580. Utils separate. Close to all amenities. N/P. Call 250708-0703 or 250-749-6857.

CLEAN 2 bdrm, bright, spacious, on bus route, quiet complex, 5 appls. Caretaker, ref’s req’d. $750. 1-250-474-0545.

LOOKING FOR a responsible tenant to rent a 2 bedroom/ 2 bathroom condo on Brae Road. Laminate flooring, fresh paint and counter tops with 6 appliances. Close to all amenities with secure underground parking. $1000/mth utilities not included. N/P N / S. 1 ( 2 5 0 ) 7 0 7 - 0 1 7 2 - l e ave messages.

HERITAGE PAWN CHRISTMAS BARGAINS! 30% OFF all Jewelry! Three’s Company DVD Series Set, Wii Fit Family Fun Bundle, ExoPC Slate Tablet, PSP game systems, Rona X-Pert table saw. 430 Whistler. 250-746-9810. heritagepawnbrokers.com Adorable males, hypo-allergenic, non-shedding, under 15 lbs, parents can be viewed. 1st shots done. Avail. mid-December. $350. 250-748-0227

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DUNCAN: SPACIOUS 2 bdrm condo, central, 4 appls. NS/NP. $795. 250-746-1019, 250-746-4509, after 6pm.

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

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

DUNCAN DOWNTOWN. New York style STUDIO w/ french doors open to the market square. 5 appls, gas F/P, hardwood floors. Incls. utilities. $850/mo, N/S. Avail Dec. 15 or Jan. 1. Call 250-510-4503.

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DUNCAN: 1 & 2-bdrm, 5 appls, close to School, Hospital and bus route. $650-$800 utils. Lv msg: 250-597-4018.

DUNCAN: 55+ condo, 2 bdrm, 5 appl’s, gas F/P, storage, secure level entry, walk to shopping, small pet ok. $825. Call (250)746-5669.

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CROFTON- BRIGHT 2 bdrm, insuite lndry, parking. (Immed) $780 + utils. 250-210-0756.

DUNCAN: 2524 Lewis St. 2 bdrm condo, second floor, corner unit, 5 appls, new laminate floors. N/S. Avail. Dec. 1st $900./lease. Call (250)4778046, (250)883-3204.

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COURTENAY CONDO at Puntledge Terrace 2 bdrm, 2BR, available immediately. $800/month ph 780 467 2744 or brenday@telus.net

Scandinavian 42” ceiling fan with remote, Reg $l50. - $75. Two - TV Tables, folding, solid maple - $20.00 pair, Computer Desk - 64” X 30” blonde colour, with matching shelves $35.00 complete, Child’s Chalkboard/Painting easel $20. “Guitar Hero” kids guitar $l0. All items in very good condition. Call 250-748-7l58

GARAGE SALES Cobble Hill: Sat & Sun, Dec 3 & 4th, 8-?. 3635 Vanland Rd. Camping gear, furniture, tools.

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1 BDRM Apartment in Duncan. Top (back) of the old building (Now Island Mediquip) next to 49th Grocery store. $650/m, three references, N/S, 250-748-0190 2 BDRM apt located in Tansor Industrial Park, F/S, W/D, elec/gas heat, large sundeck, N/P. Dec 1. $800. (250)7011919 or 250-701-1914 $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).

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.

(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. LAKE COWICHAN: 2 bdrm, clean & spacious, river front, walk to shops & bus, $595 + utils, N/P. Call 250-749-6857 or 250-708-0703.

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

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

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ADD ON ACCOUNTING Accurate, Reliable, Affordable & Confidential... • Bookkeeping • Payroll • Cashflow Management • Gov. Remittances • Taxes • Set-up/Training on Simply Accounting Full or partial service, on-site or free pick-up/delivery. Call Bev (1)250-740-5954 E-mail bev@addon.ca Visit: www.addon.ca

TREE SERVICES

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COMPLETE BOOKKEEPING Services for small business. Fast, friendly and efficient. Kathy 250-743-8194. EXCEL BOOKKEEPING SERVICES. Small to medium businesses. (250)597-1313.

HILARY’S HOUSECLEANING Wkly & bi-wkly, move-in/out. Environmentally friendly commerical products supplied. 778-422-2016

CLEANING SERVICES GERMAN HOUSECLEANER 25 years of experience, very clean & reliable, exellent ref’s Call Brigitte 250-508-9215

TREE SERVICES

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

HOLIDAY CLEAN-UP? Get ready for visitors? Exp’d with ref. $20/hr. 250-597-1068 HOUSE CLEANING. Experienced, friendly & responsible. Call Kathy 250-743-8194

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

MOBILE MILLING LTD.

Rick’s Computer Help & Help Computer Services. Desktops and laptops. At home or inshop repairs. 250-748-5640

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

1A ELECTRICIAN, licenced, bonded, Small Jobs Specialist, panel upgrades and renos. All work guaranteed since 1989. Rob at 250-732-PLUG (7584).

250-743-8284 or pmmill@telus.net

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

250-743-5119 250-361-7889 HANDYPERSONS

* Gutters * Windows * Siding * Moss treatment * Pressure washing Mill Bay/Duncan 250-743-3306 Chemainus/Ladysmith 250-324-3343

LANDSCAPING

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

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

INTERIOR HOME maintenance, 30 years carpentry exp Pensioner rates. Small jobs welcome. Call (250)709-9965

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PAT THE PAINTER. Small jobs ok. 25 years exp. Seniors discount. Call 250-246-0248.

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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

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

HOME/BUSINESS SERVICES STUCCO/SIDING STUCCO - Including small jobs and refacing old stucco. Guaranteed. 250-715-5883

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APARTMENT/CONDO

RENTALS

RENTALS

RENTALS

DUPLEXES/4PLEXES

HOMES FOR RENT

HOMES FOR RENT

DUNCANCHARMING 2 bdrm upper, natural gas F/P, 5 new appls (W/D), newly reno’d, french doors onto balcony, fenced yrd, storage, paved prkg, close to University. N/S. $1000. (250)746-8182.

CHEMAINUS Rancher - 3 bdrm, 1 bath, country home, avail. now. Fenced yard, ample parking/carport/storage. Pet consid. $1100 + util., 250746-7896, 732-7700 after 4pm

DUNCAN- REDUCED rent for reliable tenants. 2100sq ft 4 bdrm house, F/P. $1250. Avail Jan 1. 1(250)704-1251. DUNCAN: WALK to park & town. 55+ gated, 2 lvls, 3 bdrm, 2.5 bath, modern, attractive, den, gas F/P, 5 appl’s, garage. Pet considered, N/S. $1250+ util’s. AVAIL. NOW. Call (250)746-7435. LAKE COWICHAN 3bdrm duplex, avail Dec 1, f/s, heat incl Laundry room, garage. $870. (250)715-5810 (250)748-4253

WILD ROSE 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.

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

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

COTTAGES MILL BAY: Near shopping centre, waterfront bachelor furnished cabin. NS/NP, $700 utils’ incld’d. (250)743-5199.

MUST BE SEEN! Ocean view 2 bdrm, large kitchen, living & dining room, walk to town. F&S, W&D hookup. $775/m. 250-246-4231, 250-715-5524 THIS beautiful duplex is located close to the hospital, shops and schools and is 1/2 block from a major bus route. It has been completely renovated and is ready for you, available December 15! $1100/mo plus utilities. Viewing Dec. 4th. www.usedcowichan.com/ classified-ad/Duplex-forRent_16225853 250-746-8049

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

MOBILE HOMES & PADS 2 Bdrm newly reno’d mobile home on acreage. F/S, W/D. Private yard. 250-743-5215 Leave message. Avail. immed.

HOMES FOR RENT

DUPLEXES/4PLEXES

2 BDRM bungalow, $1000/mo. Utilities’s not incl.. Available immediately (250)732-1965

CLEAN AND bright duplex in Crofton. 3 bed 1.5 bathrooms 5 appliances with fireplace. $950/month. Please contact Rick for further information 250-246-1859

2 BDRM, Chemainus older home, fenced yard, close to downtown. 4 appls, NS/NP. Avail Dec. 1. $750 mo + utils. Call 250-246-7939.

CROFTON- 2 BDRM. Fridge, stove & heat included. Car port, laundry. Available Now. $825/mo. 250-748-4253 or 250-715-5810.

3 bdrm rancher near hospital, 2 full bath, 1100 sq ft, lrg fenced yard with newer deck, F/S, W/D, oil/wood heat, 2 bay shop, N/S, small pet ok, ref req, will be checked, $1400/m, avail. Jan 1. (250) 746-6544

BRAND NEW 1/2 duplex. 3 bdrm, full yard, unfinished bsmnt - great for storage, hobbyist or playroom. 5 appl’s. $1550., long term tenants. 250-516-8881, 250-732-1756.

3 Bdrm rancher on 7 acres, 2 full baths, 5 new appliances, 5 minutes to town, $1400/m, pets considered 250-710-2175

DUNCAN- 3 bdrms, large kitchen, 5 appls, 1.5 bath, fenced & quiet yard, 2 car parking. $1200. Call (250)5973529 or 250-510-4372. DUNCAN, large newer 2 bdrm, upper floor, 3 appl’s, shared laundry. Avail 15th. $1100 incl’s hydro. Pet considered. Ref’s req. (250)737-1613

HOMES FOR RENT

5 BEDROOM, 3 bathroom house for rent on acreage. Maple Bay Road, near Quamichan Lake. $1,500 per month plus utilities. Call 250-3919947 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.

HOMES FOR RENT

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

¾ 7-7744 Mays Rd, Duncan $575 2 BR suite w/ 2 apps, basic cable incl. ¾ 202-360 Bundock Ave, Duncan $825 1 BR 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 8014 Berridge St, Crofton $895 2 BR rancher w/ 4 apps, fully fenced yard ¾ 8094 Queen St, Crofton $950 3 BR plus den home w/ 4 apps, carport ¾ 1325 Cherry Point Rd, Cow Bay $1395 4 BR 2 bth home w/ 5 apps, 2 car garage ¾ 1450 Haida Rd, Duncan $1450 4 BR 3 bth home w/ 5 apps, jacuzzi tub For further info please visit our website at: www.rowanproperty.ca

COWICHAN BAY large, modern house on pond and acreage in convenient location. $2,000 pm 250-208-4104 DUNCAN, 5 miles west, 1 bdrm suite 32’x28’ single bay shop attached. Great for home business. Electric/wood heat. 4 appliances, located on 2.5 acres, N/P. $1000/mo. Available Dec 1. 250701-1919 or 250-701-1914.

DUNCAN, 10 min from downtown. Quiet, 3-bdrm, 5 appl’s. $1000./mo + utils. Min 1 yr lease. Pets neg. Call Leah (250)710-2929. DUNCAN, 1 bdrm cottage with privacy, near town, plus attached studio space, gas f/p, 4 appl’s, pet considered. $775 + util. Avail Jan 1. (250)7466383 or (250)510-6383 DUNCAN, avail now, older 2 bdrm home near Duncan Elem School. WD hookup Quiet tennants. $1000/mo. 250-2466626 or (250)746-4016 DUNCANRent or rent to own, 3/4 bdrm mobile. F/S, W/D, big lot. Immediate occupancy. $600+pad rent. (250)510-9442,(250)748-2719. 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. KUPER ISLAND- 4 bdrms, 2 bath, lrg deck, 1200sq ft, ocean view. N/S, pets ok. $850. Available Dec 15. Call (250)588-9253. MAPLE BAY: 3 bdrm waterfront house, $1000/mo + utils. NS/NP, shared WD, 6547 Genoa Bay Rd. Dec or Jan. 1st. 604-936-0277, 604-787-6470.

SHAWNIGAN LAKE. Rural living available now. Situated on pastoral, quiet, private 2 acres. 3 bdrm, 3 bath, newly renovated, beautiful decor. Main level entry. 2 storey with walk-out bsmnt. Bright, open floor plan, lrg kitchen. Separate dining room, living room, family room. Lrg deck with stunning mtn views. 1 car enclosed garage. Propane fireplace, fenced backyard, lots of parking. 5 new appliances, new flooring & paint. Old Mill Park & public beach access across the street. N/S, pets considered. $1700./mo + utils. (250)7010912, (250)949-1213 SHAWNIGAN LAKE. Rural living available now. Situated on pastoral, quiet, private 2 acres. 1 bdrm, 1 bath + loft. Newly renovated, beautiful decor. Bright, open floor plan. Large kitchen with island. Lrg deck with stunning mountain views. Garden shed/ shop. RV parking. New flooring & paint. 5 new appliances. Old Mill Park & public beach access across the street. N/S, pets considered. $1100./mo + utils. 250-701-0912, 250-9491213

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 Mill Bay: Approx. 720 sq ft of office/retail. Phone 250-7433881 or 250-748-7266 TWO 2ND Floor commercial suites available Nov. 1. Great downtown location,approx 500 sq.ft. each. Reasonable rent, ample parking. (250)701-7517.

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2000 DODGE Durango SLT, 4x4, V8, leather, 286k, new brakes, + 4 snow tires. $4500. obo. All records 250-748-3316

3 BDRM, 1.5 bath, FS, WD hookup, Elec heat, No Pets, Avail now, 1/2 month free. 250-748-1253 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 Jan. 1, $850 mo. Call 250733-2332 to view. DUNCAN. 2-BDRM + den (possible 3-bdrm), 1 bath, quiet street. D/W, W/D, wood F/P. Lrg deck, lrg fenced backyard. Pets OK, near bus, walk to down. $1150. inclds heat. Avail Dec. 15. (250)715-1549. 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. LADYSMITH- 2 bdrms above shop, private yard, driveway & entrance, all appls, hydro/water/heat incld. NS/NP. $1000. 250-739-9028 after 4:30pm. LAKE COWICHAN: spacious 2 bdrm, 1 bath, covered porch, pets allowed, F/S, shared W/D. Dec 1. $800 heat/hydro incl. 250-716-6175

TOWNHOUSES CRYSTAL CREEK Townhome. Avail now, 3 bdrm, 2 bath, W/D F/S, D/W, $950/mo+ util’s. 250-709-2646

SEASONAL ACCOMMODATION

MILL BAY- sunny low bank ocean front, 2 bdrms, 2 bath, spilt level, furnished, beautiful yard. Weekly or Monthly. Call 250-715-7307.

SHAWNIGAN LAKE 1bdrm furnished cabin. Cable & hydro incl. Ns/np. Dec. 1-June 30. $650. Call 250-743-6966.

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REDUCED! COWICHAN BAY- Short term rental. Furnished modern 2 bdrm, 2 bath. Avail now to April 29, 2012. Privacy, view specular views, lrg deck w/hot tub. See photos at: www.showpen.com/micasa $1200 + utils. Refs + deposit. Call (250)748-2938.

SHARED ACCOMMODATION

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 1250-658-1656. SHAWNIGAN LAKE. 2 homes on same property. Perfect for home based business or in-laws. Situated on 2 acres of pastoral, private, quiet rural living at it’s best. Main house- 3 bdrm, 3 bath, newly reno’d beautiful decor. Main level entry, 2-storey walk-out bsmnt. Bright, open floor plan, lrg kitchen. Separate dining, living & family rooms. Lrg deck with stunning mtn views. 1 car enclosed garage, propane F/P, fenced backyard, lots of parking. 2nd home - 1 bdrm, 1 bath + loft. Newly reno’d, stylish, modern decor. Bright, open floor plan. Lrg kitchen with island. Lrg deck with stunning mtn views. Garden shed/shop. RV parking. Both homes new flooring, paint & 5 new appl’s each. Old Mill Park and public beach access across the street. N/S, pets considered. Immediate occupancy available. $2800./mo. 250-701-0912,250-949-1213

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SUITES, LOWER 2 Bedroom basement suite in Crofton. W/D. $750/m. Call 250-210-7777. December 1st $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). 900 sq ft, fireplace, 1 lrg room, shared laundry, Cobble Hill, $600/m. 250-743-4207 AVAILABLE IMMEDIATELY. Ground floor 2 bdrm legal suite, by Berkeys Corner. F/S, blinds & W/D hookup. No Pets, No Smokers or partiers. Only quiet persons! Ref’s required. Rent? Plus utilities. (250)748-3472, (250)709-1838 CHEMAINUS: BRIGHT ocean view, 2bdrm, W/D, fenced yard close to town, $900 utils incld’d. (250)246-1546. CHEMAINUS: RENO’D bachelor w/ kitchenette, W/D. Private bath & ent., Walk to town. $650./mo utils incld. (250)246-1546. CROFTON- 1 bdrm new suite, walk to ocean. Shared laundry, gardening space, N/S. Refs req. Avail now. $700 mo hydro incl’d. (250)732-4535. CROFTON- 1 bdrm, W/D, gas F/P, priv entrance, sea view, all utils incld’d+ satellite. $625. Avail Dec 1. 250-709-0447. Duncan: 2 bdrm ground level suite close to bus stop, schools, mall. N/S, N/P. $825/m, includ. heat, hydro, water. Ref. req. 250-710-8612

DUNCAN. AVAIL immediately. Good neighbourhood, 3 bdrm above ground suite, W/D, utilities incl’d. N/P, $1000 mo. Call (250)510-0993. MILL BAY, 1/2 block from Thrifty’s, 1 bdrm, level entry, F/S & W/D, $850/m incl’s basic cable & hydro, Avail Jan 15. 250-743-9828, 250-710-0653

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

SHAWNIGAN LAKE: 1bdrm, unfurn basement, NS/NP. $550 + hydro. (250)743-6966.

DUNCAN 2 & 3 bdrm townhouse. Large yard, parking. F/S, W/D hook-up. (Immed). $1000 & $1100. 250-516-8881

Room avail., Dec 1, $500, Hydro/Tel incl. Close to college & amenities, living space detached from main house. DD & ref. req. (250) 737-1982

TRANSPORTATION

LARGE 3-BDRM on Marsh Rd., avail Jan. 1st. Inclds F/S, W/D, storage shed. Close to schools, parks, stores & bus. N/P,N/S, no partiers. $900./mo + 1/2 utils. 250-701-7623.

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CARS

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2006 SPRINTER 3/4 ton cargo van. 5 cyl. Mercedes diesel, tall ceiling, short wheel base. Excellent condition. $25,000. obo. (250)597-2424.

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Friday, December 2, 2011

Qualifying spot for Team Craig Return trip: Local curlers will be back for another shot at the provincials Don Bodger Judy Teasdale

Cowichan Rugby Club’s U17 boys celebrate in trademark Piggies’ style after defeating the Castaways Wanderers in the island Änal and advancing to the B.C. title game.

Island title the product of teamwork

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he Cowichan Rugby Club’s Under 17 Piggies are the poster boys of how teamwork wins championships. Cowichan defeated Castaways Wanderers 14-12 in a thrilling game Sunday at Oak Bay to claim the U17 island title. “It’s great for the boys,’’ said Jake Teufel, one of the Cowichan coaches. “Oak Bay beat us last year by damn near 50 points. “It’s really a testament to the boys working hard every single Monday and Wednesday.’’

The stars were performing as expected but others in lesser roles or partial duty on the 25-player roster really stepped up to the level of competition. “I just kept putting them on,’’ said Teufel. “Late in the game, they were attacking and we’d empty our bench. Guys were stepping up left and right making tackles, too. It was a great team effort.’’ Justin Logan and Johnny Norris scored tries for Cowichan and Giuseppe Du Toit booted two conversions. Castaways Wanderers replied with two tries but only one convert. One convert by Du Toit that many kickers

would have had dif¿culty making was the difference. “It was a long kick,’’ said Teufel. “It was blowing hard, too. Basically, it came down to that kick Giuseppe nailed near the sideline.’’ Mike Needham was a standout in the game with his bone-crunching tackles. Cowichan heads to the Lower Mainland this weekend for the B.C. ¿nal against Capilanos. Shawnigan Lake School has provided a bus to transport the players. “Anyone who’s been a part of it (the program) is going to come,’’ said Teufel in advance of the big game.

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slightlyrevamped Team Craig has quali¿ed again for the Scotties B.C. Women’s Curling Championships in January. Roz Craig, with skip Sarah Wark, third Michelle Allen and new lead Simone Brosseau, captured a berth during a ¿ve-team double knockout playdown at Juan de Fuca. Team Craig recorded a 6-5 extra-end victory over Royal City’s Leanne Andrews and stole a single in the 10th to beat Nicole Backe of Royal City, who wound up being the other quali¿er from the ¿eld, in a

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pair of close contests. The games were a good tune-up for the high intensity Team Craig is sure to experience at the provincials. “It’s hard to simulate that in practice,’’ said team leader Craig. Team Craig had its ¿nal match against Backe well under control, but experienced a bit of misfortune. Backe came back from three points down with a steal of three in the ninth after a rock picked on Wark. But Team Craig stole the point right back and overcame the adversity to win the game. “It’s a good test for you to keep focused when something like that happens,’’ said Craig. Craig and Backe now join four other rinks skipped by Kelly Scott of Kelowna, Kelley Law of Royal City, Allison MacInnes of Kamloops and Kelly Thompson from Richmond as con¿rmed entries in the provincials. Two other qualifying events are still to be played in December, with four more spots up for grabs. In the end, 10 teams will compete in the provincials at the North Shore Winter Club Jan. 23 to 29. Team Craig recently underwent a personnel change, with Brosseau taking the place of previous lead Megan Montgomery. “That came about a month or so ago,’’ said Craig. “Megan just decided to step down. She’s got a lot going on with the new job and stuff.’’ Montgomery is working for the Duncan Curling Club. Team Craig’s new combination is part of a Super League in Victoria where it receives high-level game action on a regular basis. Team Craig utilized Cheryl Noble and Denise Sellars in the previous Vancouver Island Shootout at Juan de Fuca and topped the 15-team women’s ¿eld to win $3,000. “It’s probably going to cover our provincials which is nice,’’ said Craig. “We don’t get a lot of funding for provincials.’’ Jason Montgomery made it to the ¿rst of the money rounds in the 16-team men’s event before losing out. Wes Craig’s rink also competed.


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Kreek speaks to students about life lessons Making a difference: Olympic gold medal rower from Beijing brings powerful messages to Tansor Elementary Don Bodger

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hen Adam Kreek speaks, people listen. Flashing his 2008 Olympic gold medal from Beijing tends to capture peoples’ attention before he even utters a word. In fact, the London, Ont. native, who now calls Victoria home, has a boatload of medals from his days with the Canadian men’s eight in rowing from World Championships and World Cups since 2002. But the focus of his public speaking appearances isn’t a regurgitation of his personal athletic career. Kreek Speak is a new and invigorating perspective on success, achievement, health and ful¿llment, according to his web site. Kreek, who turns 31 today (Dec. 2), has gone into professional keynote speaking at functions since the Olympics. But he’s never forgotten his roots and still makes provisions to deliver inspirational messages to children through the Esteem Team. “I have maintained a relationship with the Esteem Team,’’ said Kreek. “I told them, ‘I’ll speak at schools once a month on their behalf.’’’ He made one such appearance at Tansor Elementary School last week and left the kids spellbound. “I have been trying to raise the pro¿le

of Tansor Elementary in a more positive light and Adam did a great job of reinforcing our goal setting, positive choices and behaviours as foundations for positive change,’’ noted Tansor principal Joseph Boudreau. Kreek said he was happy to support Boudreau with his goals of creating a more positive image for Tansor. “He’s taken the onus upon himself to build a stronger culture within that school.’’ Back in 2002 while starting a six-year run of gold medal rowing moments, Kreek hooked up with the Esteem Team and started visiting elementary schools. Everything accelerated on the professional side after 2008. “Winning the gold medal is something interesting people wanted to hear about,’’ Kreek said. Doing speaking engagements while touring the country has been an interesting experience. “I really do enjoy it,’’ Kreek said. “At ¿rst, there were some challenges. The biggest challenge was feeling I was worthy of being up there. I eventually realized (the medal) was a real good tool to break the ice. It ends up being a very powerful metaphor for individuals.’’ With the kids, “I can tell from the moment I walk into a school if it will be a school that will hear and embrace my message,’’ he said.

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Duncan drivers didn’t yield anything to the competition during an enduro race Sunday at Western Speedway. Darren Yates, pictured, was the big winner of the scheduled 200-lap event. Youngsters Brad Aumen and Cody Aumen placed

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lead and Aumen fell back into second. On lap 119, Aumen entered the pits and his day came to an end. Yates kept pulling away from the field and was the only driver to run the full 164 laps when the chequered flag dropped.

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was a lot of fun. I was not as nervous as I thought I’d be.’’ The only difference between Wolters and the frontrunners in the end was experience. One of the women who ¿nished ahead of her had been training for six years. “You practice your posing because the show is so big,’’ said Wolters. Due a large entry, side poses were eliminated, leaving just the front and back poses. “It changed what we’d been practicing so long,’’ said Wolters. In keeping with competition protocol, prejudging was done separately from the evening show that’s mainly for entertainment purposes. Wolters discovered at the pre-judging she was among the top contenders. “I kind of knew if I was in the ¿rst call-out, you’re more than likely in the top ¿ve,’’ she said. “She looked really con¿dent out there,’’ observed Brooks. After the pre-judging, it was basically time for the contestants to relax. “Before the night show, some of the girls were eating chocolates,’’ observed Brooks. Wolters wasn’t taking any chances and skipped the sweets. “I didn’t want to jinx anything,’’ she said. The program began with men’s bodybuilding followed by women’s ¿tness, ¿gure and bikini divisions. It’s not for everyone because of the high level of dedication necessary to succeed for a long period of time, but Wolters is glad she entered. “It was a great experience, it was about being committed and having fun with it and I had

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The Island Ladies’ Field Hockey Association Div. 2 Cardinals got four goals from Kristie Sykes to annihilate the Blue Jays 9-1. Alison Fraser (2), Cheryl McCreary, Sarah Cross and Stefanie Langkammer scored the other goals. Cowichan Indoor League action con-

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Midget Caps adjusting well to sudden lineup changes New recruits: Midget B affiliate players Stewart and Nix both score during a tight 4-3 loss to Juan de Fuca Don Bodger

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t’s been a strange couple of weeks for the Cowichan Valley Midget Tier 1 Capitals rep hockey team. The team was idle since the Abbotsford tournament Remembrance Day weekend before ¿nally returning to the ice Saturday for an exhibition game against Victoria Racquet Club and a league game at Cowichan Arena Sunday night against Juan de Fuca. There’s been some lineup adjustments since the last games, with injuries and the loss of two key players to teams at a higher level. Cody Goliath signed with the B.C. Major Midget League’s South Island Thunderbirds and Brendan Gowanlock joined the Vancouver Island Junior Hockey League Kerry Park Islanders. “It was hard for our guys to adjust to the sudden changes to the roster but we will get through it and we still remain focused on going to provincials in Kelowna this year,’’ noted

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Backhand shot is taken by Landen Bodger of Cowichan, above, in close quarters on Juan de Fuca goalie Steven Hislop in Midget AAA rep hockey action Sunday. Right, Graham Winship cuts to the outside on Juan de Fuca defenseman Andrew Dillon. coach Ryan Trudgeon. The Caps came out ¿ring The Caps only had 11 skaters and struck ¿rst on a goal by and one goalie to play against Travis Lee. Timmy Anderson the Racquet Club. connected with a laser of a It turned out to be a great con- snapshot from the top of the ditioning stint. “We outplayed circle to make it 2-0 after the them, but couldn’t outscore second period. them,’’ indicated Trudgeon. Racquet Club ¿nally beat The Caps carried a 3-1 lead goalie Jesse Jenks to cut the into the late stages, but Racquet margin to one, but Anderson Club scored with three minutes struck again to restore the twoleft and tied it 3-3 in the last 12 goal margin. The Caps were left seconds with the goalie on the with three defencemen for the bench for an extra attacker. ¿nal 10 minutes and eventually

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