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Friday, January 20, 2012

Open schools create blizzard of complaints after snowfall

Tax revolt launched in North Cowichan Stop the spending: Watchdog group demands second look at municipal hall expansion as part of overall push for restraint

Snow day, no way: Parents say school district should have shut down operations Wednesday Krista Siefken

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espite heavy snowfall Cowichan’s public schools were opened Wednesday, earning a chilly reception from many families. School District 79 superintendent Joe Rhodes explained staff were investigating road conditions as early as 3 a.m. Wednesday, and Rhodes made the decision to keep schools open at 5:30 a.m. — before the worst of the snow had hit. “This morning at 5:30, everything was OK, so we pushed the go button — and then the skies opened,” Rhodes said on Wednesday. “From an organization perspective, we have more than 8,000 students and 1,100 staff, so it’s a big ship and once you hit that go button, it’s like trying to turn the Titanic around.” He explained that with more than half of the district’s students being at the elementary school level, there are issues around care. “Once parents have released them to the schools and the schools are open, we keep them at school until parents can pick them up.” Rhodes pegged attendance at the 40 to 50 per cent range on Wednesday, and said he’d received a fair share of calls from families upset school had not been cancelled. Parent Racheal Smith, for example, said her daughter — a Grade 9 student at Frances Kelsey Secondary School — felt pressured to get to the self-paced school to write an exam, but Smith was more concerned about safety. “I called the superintendent and he said it was the parents’ choice at this point — that’s not fair to put on the parents of children who are determined to get to school if the school is open,” she said. “To succeed at Kelsey you have to stay on track, and I am just really appalled that they’re opening the doors in this kind of weather. They said they made the decision at 5:30 a.m. when it wasn’t so bad, but I was up at 5:15 a.m. and it was really

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olding another vote about a $3-million municipal hall upgrade was among many cost-cutting suggestions handed to North Cowichan council by angry taxpayers Wednesday. “It seems everyone has their nose in the trough,” said Mike Hayhoe during a presentation by an informal taxpayer group. Hayhoe cited a 20 per cent municipal tax hike in the past four years as proof of spiraling municipal spending. Then he listed other projects and services that have left taxpayers some $23 million in debt without what he and others said considered acceptable public Scott Baker: input. vote on hall Buying Glen Harper Curling Centre, funding Cowichan Place, paving roundabouts, paying $2 million in annual pool costs, helping fund a $2.5-million visitor-information centre, employing 250 staffers, Andrew Leong and logging community forest lands at losses topped Tansor Elementary School student Irinveer Heer took advantage of the fresh snowfall on Wednesday to enjoyed some snowball Hayhoe’s list of woes. He and his supporters demanded council take acfun with his friends at the Sherman Road soccer Äeld. tion to control North Cowichan’s rising debt. Greg Gerbis suggested freezing a municipal coming down here in Mill Bay.” Wednesday’s weather also meant poor road payroll that’s hopped 21.5 per cent in the past two “I certainly recognize the concern, and we would conditions. years to $12.3 million. Part of that is due to increased never knowingly put kids and staff in harm’s “The weather obviously made driving pretty staf¿ng levels, but it also includes wages and bene¿t way,” Rhodes said. dif¿cult, but it appeared as though people were uplifts for North Cow’s unionized (2.5 and three per He stressed that staff alters instruction in these staying home if they didn’t have to venture out. In cent in 2012 and 2013) and non-union staff (three circumstances. addition to that, crews were on the roads salting per cent in 2012). “There are no repercussions for students — we and plowing as best they could, so it helped the “The public sector hasn’t seen wage increases for go into individual study mode. We don’t plow situation,” Cpl. Kevin Day, spokesman at the two or three years due to the economic downturn,” ahead with new curriculum, and teachers would North Cowichan/Duncan RCMP detachment, said Gerbis said. simply reschedule tests if there happened to be one on Thursday. Scott Baker, meanwhile, said one immediate step that day. We don’t punish the kids for the snow “Apart from a few minor fender-benders, there could be a public vote about plans to expand the conditions.” were no major accidents in our detachment area.” municipal hall. Meanwhile, due to changing weather conditions, The exception was a single-vehicle rollover North Cowichan administrator Dave Devana said the Nanaimo, Parksville and Cowichan campuses incident at 2 a.m. on Jan. 18 on the Trans-Canada another municipal vote is possible, but Mayor Jon of Vancouver Island University were closed and Highway at Morton Way. Lefebure doubted it was probable. more on A7 all classes and activities cancelled for Jan. 18. more on A6 Head Of¿ce 951 A Canada Ave 250. 748.4847

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Sahtlam’s commercial crematorium faces closure

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NOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARING SOUTH COWICHAN OFFICIAL COMMUNITY PLAN AMENDMENT BYLAW No. 3511 ZONING AMENDMENT BYLAW No. 3498 Applicable to Electoral Area A – Mill Bay/Malahat NOTICE is hereby given that a Public Hearing will be held as follows to consider the above noted Amendment Bylaws: DATE: PLACE: TIME: South Cowichan Official Community Plan Amendment Bylaw No. 3511 proposes to amend South Cowichan Official Community Plan Bylaw No. 3510 by:

Tuesday, January 24, 2012 Gil Bunch Theatre, Brentwood College 2735 Mount Baker Road, Mill Bay, BC 7:00 p.m. Map 1 Zoning Amendment Bylaw No. 3498 proposes to amend Electoral Area A – Mill Bay/Malahat Zoning Bylaw No. 2000 by: • Creating four new zones - Bamberton Light Industrial 3 (I-3), Light Industrial 3A (I-3A), Business Park Industrial – Commercial 4 (I-4) and Forestry / Outdoor Recreation (F1-A);

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

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

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

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he Chemainus River bridge on Chemainus Road will be replaced using $5 million in federal cash. North Cowichan Mayor Jon Lefebure, along with Nanaimo-Alberni MP James Lunney and Union of B.C. Municipalities’ representative Joe Stanhope, made the announcement Thursday at the municipal hall. The bridge, which was constructed of creosoted lumber in 1952, will be replaced this summer. “That (wooden) bridge is in rough shape, and we only have probably a year or (a little) more life left on it,” Lefebure said. “We’re going to replace that creosoted lumber with a steel and

concrete bridge that will be two lanes wide — if you’ve ever driven the current bridge, it’s a bit of a game of chicken because it’s just larger than a single lane.” There’ll also be a section for pedestrians and cyclists on the structure. “And we’re going to improve the ¿sh habitat around the bridge,” Lefebure added. “We’re going from 12 piers to two to support the bridge, and we’re going to raise it so there’s going to be a signi¿cant improvement in water Àow under the bridge, less likelihood of log jams happenings there, and of particular interest to me, we’re going to be working closely with Halalt (First Nation) on this project.” The $5 million grant — coming from the $2 billion federal gas tax fund managed in B.C. by the UBCM —

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wo top Cowichan economic development of¿cers were unable to name a single business they’ve attracted to the valley to broaden the local tax base. “Probably zero,” North Cowichan Councillor John Koury said when asked at Wednesday’s council meeting to name speci¿c enterprises lured under his watch as economic development committee head. That same number was signalled by Geoff Millar, Cowichan region’s economic-development manager, hired in 2000. But Millar noted ¿rms may have moved here indirectly through his of¿ce’s efforts. “It’s an incremental effort,” he said. “It can take years to bring a business here. “We’re competing with thousands of other municipalities (for new businesses) in Canada — it’s very competitive. It’s often done blind through (enquiries) by development companies and realtors,” he said. Koury explained it’s council’s job to create an economic development climate under its ¿ve-year economic plan, not to woo ¿rms here. That’s Millar’s job. The economic development boss mentioned his work at trade shows, and ¿elding enquiries at his of¿ce which operates with an annual budget of some $494,000. Councillor Al Siebring noted North Cowichan’s unique Industrial Tax Revitalization bylaw gives ¿rms tax breaks for setting up under reduced carbon circumstances. Councillor Ruth Hartmann said one ¿rm, employing some 30 folks, is touted to be moving to North Cowichan, but she declined to name that company. Lefebure and Millar cited the Cowichan Commons big box mall — now dropping $1.2 million in annual tax revenues into North Cowichan’s coffers — as a major success story. Land for the Commons was rezoned by council for commercial development long before Lefebure and Millar were respectively elected and hired locally. Other successes in recent years include a relocated Cowichan Exhibition luring music festivals, and the Àedgling university village, the mayor noted.


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Cowichan News Leader Pictorial A7

All-business Bamberton plan proposed Hearing Tuesday: Public input sought on application to create commercial and industrial parks south of Mill Bay Krista Siefken

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year after Three Point Properties pulled the plug on its massive plan for the Bamberton property, its revised, scaled-down proposal is headed to public hearing. Developers had initially pitched 3,200 homes plus commercial and industrial components for the Mill Bay property, but then backed down in January 2011. “We had a proposal for a master-plan community, but when the CVRD did their of¿cial community plan they determined they thought they had adequate residential inventory in the south Cowichan area,” Three Point Properties spokesman Ross Tennant explained. “They looked at our plan and they said, ‘What we do need are places for people to be employed.’” So Three Point Properties ditched the residential

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That’s where a Suzuki Grand Vitara was found on its roof with major front-end damage in the north-bound lane. Day said the vehicle’s 24-year-old male driver from Duncan was issued Motor Vehicle Act violation tickets at the scene of the crash. He was uninjured and had already managed to vacate the vehicle by the time police arrived on scene. Cowichanians, meanwhile, were also warned by the feds about a major storm front expected to hit the coast sometime early today, probably by the time you read this. “A major winter storm with heavy snow and strong winds and possible freezing rain is expected Friday,” Environment Canada said Jan. 18. “This system will accompany a transition to mild and moist Paci¿c air as a southwesterly Àow sets up.” The snow is expected to change to rain this afternoon, with showers and warmer temperatures forecast throughout the weekend. Road conditions can be monitored at drivebc.ca.

portion of its plan, and has spent the past year working with Cowichan Valley Regional District staff on revising the proposal with a focus on industrial and commercial development. That proposal goes to the public at 7 p.m. on Tuesday at Brentwood College’s T. Gil Bunch Centre for the Performing Arts. There are essentially two areas being looked at. One is near the waterfront, on the footprint of the old cement factory. The land is currently zoned general industrial, and the developers are proposing to rezone two adjacent pieces of land to the north and south of that footprint to light industrial. The other area is near the highway interchange, where the developers are proposing a commercial business park, and another portion of light-industrial zoning with a focus on recycling. Attendance at informational meetings hosted by Three Point Properties has

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An aerial view of the old Bamberton cement plant area after it was remediated a few years ago by Three Point Properties. It is one of two Bamberton areas being targetted for increased industrial and commercial development. been relatively sparse, but there are critics. “Think about it,” Mill Bay resident Lena Lee wrote in a letter to the News Leader Pictorial. “Is it wise to consider heavy industry expansion into the Malahat Drive, which is the pride of islanders and visitors? It’s known worldwide for

its stunning beauty and magni¿cent views. “Are we prepared to sacri¿ce it to further industrial designation? If there is to be any kind of development for the Bamberton lands, it should produce little or no ecological damage.” Feedback collected Tuesday will be taken

KINDERGARTEN REGISTRATION January 30th - Feb 3rd, 2012 Cowichan Valley welcomes new Kindergarten students for the 2012-2013 school year. Any child who will be ¿ve years of age on or before December 31, 2012, may register at their neighbourhood school. If you are unsure of your school, please refer to our website at www.sd79.bc.ca or contact 250-748-0321.

into account by the CVRD board as it decides whether to approve the rezoning. Mill Bay Director Mike Walker will chair Tuesday’s public hearing. For more information, visit www.cvrd.bc.ca.

Chief Beck has served as a fire fighter in the Cowichan Valley for 25 years, eight of those years were served with the Mill Bay department where Ron had been Deputy Chief for the past 2.5 years. We look forward to working with Ron as we build on the positive progress that has been made in recent years and continue to maintain our position as a leader and innovator among Cowichan Valley Fire Departments.

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

Parents or guardians, please bring a Canadian birth certi¿cate or Canadian passport. Any student without Canadian documents needs to provide Customs and Immigration paperwork, passport and family work documents to the Principal of International Education at Cowichan Secondary School before registering at their neighborhood school. • Full Day Kindergarten is offered at all School District 79 Elementary Schools. • Kindergarten registrations will be accepted from families that live within their neighborhood school catchment area and from those with siblings presently attending with out-of-attendance area approval. • Any parent with questions about a full day kindergarten program should speak to the principal about their child’s needs. • Any family wishing to register their child in a different school may apply to do so until May 30, 2012, using an out-of-attendance area request form available at the school. As per District Policy #3309, ¿rst preference for registrations will be given to those children who reside in the school catchment. For more details see our website at www.sd79.bc.ca • New Honeymoon Bay and Mesachie Lake families register at Palsson. • New Youbou families now register at AB Greenwell at Yount. • French Immersion is offered at Ecole Duncan Elementary School in Duncan and at Ecole Mill Bay Elementary School for the south end. • Rural Traditional Program is offered at Somenos Rural Traditional School in Duncan. • New Thetis Island families register at Chemainus Elementary Community School. Registration will take place at your neighbourhood school during regular of¿ce hours the week of January 30 to February 3, 2012 School District No. 79 (Cowichan Valley), 2557 Beverly Street, Duncan, BC, V9L 2X3

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

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t’s not often you see an eagle sitting docilely in the lap of a ¿sherman, so it’s fortunate Ian Barker caught the strange sight on video. The owner of freshwater ¿shing guide company The Rambling Fisherman, Barker was ¿shing the Cowichan River with fellow guide Peter Dick on Monday when they spotted a bald eagle on the shore. “We noticed it wasn’t moving when we got close to it, so we got a little bit closer and it started to hop away,” Barker said. “We realized it was injured and decided to rescue it.” The eagle, of course, had other ideas. “It obviously didn’t want to come with us and started to running away,”

Barker recalled. “Then it dove into the water, into the fast-moving water heading downstream.” The ¿shermen followed in their drift boat and Dick eventually jumped from the moving boat onto the shore, capturing the nearby eagle by throwing his jacket over it. From there, the eagle apparently decided it was in good hands, and the ¿shermen took their peaceful passenger downriver to meet staff from Paci¿c Northwest Raptors. “It was 100 per cent calm, like the calmest baby you’ve ever seen — it was surreal,” Barker said of the wild bird. “Once we had captured it, it didn’t try to get away or squirm. I would never have imaged that an eagle would react that way.” Barker had a video camera rolling throughout the rescue, and

has posted it on his blog at www. rambling¿sherman.com. “His wing seemed to be broken, and who knows how long he has been on that beach?” Barker wrote on his web post. “We are just glad that there are people like the Paci¿c Northwest Raptors that care enough to help wounded animals like this beautiful bald eagle.” Unfortunately, however, the eagle’s injuries were so severe the bird was euthanized shortly after his rescue. Gillian Radcliffe, wildlife ecologist and raptor specialist at Paci¿c Northwest Raptors, explained multiple breaks near the eagle’s shoulder would have prevented the bird from being rehabilitated and released back into the wild. But she said Barker and Dick saved the mature male eagle from death by starvation.

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Industrial park idea good for Mill Bay area Bamberton: Industrial roots worth exploring

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amberton, as most of our readers are doubtless aware, came into being as a community because of its suitability as a port and a cement plant. And after two decades of seeing a variety of ambitious proposals for a carefully planned community come to naught, industrial and commercial interests may be what ¿nally allows Bamberton to make a signi¿cant step forward. Long-term residents of southern Vancouver Island will remember the instant town proposed in the 1990s and the way it split the community into an ugly pitched battle of neighbour against neighbour. More recently, they’ll remember the But does the effort by Three Point Properties to resurreality match rect that idea in a gentler, greener form. That proposal — which still had some the concept? foes — inspired far less rancour. But again, it died in the political board room when it became clear its scope was beyond the resources of the Cowichan Valley Regional District to comfortably process. Three Point pulled the plug on its 3,200-home proposal and decided instead to concentrate on what was originally a small segment of the project — two parcels of land potentially suitable for industrial and commercial development. Two factors pushed them in that direction: the CVRD is far better equipped to handle proposals of this type than the type of massive, layered proposal that characterized the property for the previous 20 years; the second is the clearly stated goal of south Cowichan residents for the creation of something in the region capable of providing jobs. The expansion of Bamberton’s existing waterfont industrial site and the creation of an accessible business park, near (but not on) the Island Highway seems to ¿t the bill. The idea is sound. Tuesday night will show whether there are any devils in the details.

We say:

Seeing both sides of: replacing heritage bridge The case against

The case for The Chemainus River bridge is basically just a few years, if not months, away from being condemned. Safety concerns actually led to the Cowichan Challenge triathlon being cancelled a few years back. North Cowichan is already dealing with a whopping debtload. Having this needed $5 million project paid for by Ottawa is exactly what North Cowichan needs.

The Chemainus River bridge up for replacement.

Energy board will pick Canada in pipeline battle Patrick Hrushowy

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have a bold prediction for you — the Northern Gateway pipeline will be approved and it will be built. Mind you, I’m not saying it will be easy. But it will be built. First and foremost, it must be realized that the National Energy Board panel hearing the application to build the “The NEB will pipeline will not base its decision on how many make a decision delegations speak for or based on techni- against the proposal. No, that is actually ircal merits.” relevant to the board. If this was just a head count we could cancel the hearings now because the more than 4,500 signed up to speak will be overwhelmingly opposed.

Hrushowy

Certainly, the panel will note that thousands of people lined up at the microphone to voice their opposition, but after a while their ears will shut off as the same claims of impending disaster are uttered again and again. In the end, the NEB panel will make a decision based on the technical merits of the application. They will want to be satis¿ed that whatever risk may be entailed in the project — and there is risk — can be satisfactorily mitigated and managed. Enbridge will make a convincing argument that the risks can be managed. The NEB panel will not be insensitive to the politics surrounding this pipeline proposal, but that is not part of its mandate. Let’s pause just for a moment to put the risk in perspective. It is reported elsewhere there are already more than 700,000 km of gas and oil pipelines in Canada. The Northern Gateway will be 1,177 km in length, or about a 0.17 per cent increase

Yes, the bridge is not suited to the demands put on it by pedestrians, cyclists and vehicles. But what can’t be overlooked is the fact it is also probably the most attractive river crossing in all of North Cowichan. We hope this is taken into consideration during the replacement process and the new bridge is not a sterile piece of utilitarian nothing.

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over what we already have. Do we hear about catastrophic disasters across this country that are beyond redemption? Next, I’ve read enough of what First Nations groups have to say that I’m convinced that they will drive an incredibly hard bargain. But, in the end, the pipeline will proceed — even if that bargain is reached on the steps of the court house as legal challenges mount. This pipeline will also be built because it is in best interests of Canadians. Extracting resources is what we do and is what pays for the high levels of service we get from government — health care, education, and our highways and transportation systems, and on and on. No government will allow environmental hysteria, whipped up by American foundations, to trump the national interest when it comes to strategic projects aimed at capitalizing on Canadian natural resources.

We should be watching this closely here in Cowichan. We’ve already seen high-paying jobs in the resource industries disappear and matters will get even worse. American eco-imperialism will continue to Àex its muscles and attempt to stand in the way of Canadian resource development that can provide families with jobs and decent middle-class incomes for decades to come. The Northern Gateway pipeline application is a strategic showdown between those who want Canadians to bene¿t from our natural resources and those who would lock us up as a natural theme park for the bene¿t of our neighbours to the south.

Patrick Hrushowy writes every Friday in the News Leader Pictorial. Email him at phrushowy@shaw.ca


Friday, January 20, 2012

Cowichan News Leader Pictorial A11

Did authorities react well to the latest snowfall?

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“The highways, yes, but they were really slow on the side streets. Hospital hill wasn’t even plowed right away.”

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Jacqueline McKenzie, North Cowichan

“I took my granddaughter to school and the roads to Mount Prevost school were good. Other than that, I was inside.”

Ron Haslam, Duncan

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

Enforcement, barricades are the solution for the Malahat

Maybe staff housing the answer to affordable housing crunch

Dear editor One successful solution to the affordable housing problem was implemented in Banff, Alta back in the 1970s or earlier. Because Banff is in a national park, development is limited and housing is outrageously expensive. Many businesses provided staff housing — apartments, townhouses and single-family homes — appropriate to the worker’s salary. Both parties bene¿ted: workers had affordable housing and employers or landlords had workers who were conscientious about their jobs and upkeep of their homes because they didn’t want to lose either. Eleanor Montour

In my opinion: $1 million a year is a lot of money, but it will pay for itself quickly in lives

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Maybe some bright lights can solve ongoing Malahat issues

Dear editor I live in Shawnigan Lake and my daughter lives in Victoria so trips up and down the Malahat are a regular thing for us. I keep reading about and seeing on the evening news coverage of accidents on this highway. There are many suggestions as to how accidents could be prevented but no action taken. As the Malahat is part of the Trans-Canada Highway it seems to me it should have some priority. I believe light is a great deterrent to home robbery so I have to wonder why light would not also be helpful on the highway. I am not an engineer but it seems to me this stretch of the highway would be much safer if lights were installed all the way up. Ann Mitchell Shawnigan Lake

Malahat needs concrete solutions most of all

Dear editor Regarding the Malahat. We don’t need photo radar or a feasibility study on the subject. Instead, spend that money installing concrete barriers along the entire length to eliminate the head-on — and frequently fatal — accidents. All the speed crackdowns in the world won’t help the driver who has a medical emergency and loses control of his vehicle. Jay Siska Shawnigan Lake

We asked you: “Do you report minor crimes to police? (i.e. petty theft, cellphone talk while driving, etc.)” You answered: (39 votes)

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Signs pointing to the Malahat solution are all around us

Dear editor I have been following the media reports about the hazardous driving and the number of fatalies that occurred on the Malahat in 2011. Recently I was driving south from Duncan and just about to enter the Malahat drive. I was surprised, disturbed, amused (pick your verb) to see a large billboard advertising a funeral home Àashing the following message “Welcome to 2012. Let us make it our best year yet.” When are they going to install the dividers the road so badly needs? Gerald McVeigh Duncan

American students are feeling your early-morning pain

Dear editor As a medical writer, and mom of three who has been working for years for later school start times, I applaud Cowichan’s efforts. Here in the U.S., many high school students would be b thrilled to start as late as 8 a.m. Critics act a though the universe would collapse if they as d Obviously, Canadian schools prove them did. wrong, w and also show that no matter what time t schools start, people will always balk at change. c The evidence about the bene¿ts of later start t times to health, safety, learning, equity, and even e budgets (yes — over the long run) are n so overwhelming, it’s negligent not to now work w for change. Sadly, though, in the vast majority j of communities, politics and widespread m misconceptions about the effects of later start

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times too often trump the best interests of kids. We have a petition that asks for minimum start time of 8 a.m. The idea is that by setting a rockbottom limit, middle and high schools might be able to work for even later hours. But even this is highly controversial. For more information, see StartSchoolLater.net. Meanwhile, best of luck in your efforts! Terra Ziporyn Snider Annapolis MD

Views on social media are embarrassingly outdated

Dear editor I curate the LinkedIn group ‘Cowichan Valley Business Group. Columnist Patrick Hrushowy should visit the group’s discussion page and see the comments of the group. In a nutshell, all members — particularly myself — are shocked if not a bit embarrassed that a writer for a respected local newspaper would be allowed to publish such outdated, incorrect material as his recent social media column. The Cowichan Valley’s social media community is thriving and businesses are being built using various social media platforms. Victoria is widely recognized as the most social-media wired city in Canada. And the writer is still talking about tweeting about lunch? Brenda Burch Dumont Cobble Hill

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t’s dif¿cult to put a price on saving lives. But that’s essentially the choice we face, according to a report released last week that wants the province to fund a new traf¿c enforcement unit focused on the Malahat. The sheer volume of traf¿c that crosses the Malahat every day — an average of 22,000 vehicles and as many as 36,000 in the summer months — means that even an insigni¿cant fender-bender can cause unreasonable delays. Of the 58 collisions that happen on the Malahat on average every year, 75 per cent shut down either one lane or the entire highway. Last April’s fuel spill, caused when a tanker truck driver lost control, kept some people trapped on either side of the highway for 22 hours. At its worst, the highway can be a killer. The twists and cliff faces are unforgiving for anyone unfortunate enough to lose focus even for a moment. Every year, two to four people will die on the road, while almost half of the annual collisions end up with someone in hospital. Things improved last summer when a co-ordinated effort by regional police departments sucEvery year, two to ceeded in lowerfour people will die ing the number of collisions on the on the road Malahat. More experience could only further improve the effort, which makes us curious about why this approach hasn’t been tried before. Much has been said about the need for alternative routes. It always comes back to cost, whether to extend ferry service from Mill Bay to Brentwood, or to somehow expand the existing road. Installing more median barriers to help prevent head-on collisions and a strong police presence is a sound alternative. The barriers are a relatively cheap and quick solution to save lives (two people perished separate head-on collisions in October and December). A 15-member dedicated patrol unit would come with an estimated $1-million annual price tag. It seems like a lot of money unless you’re talking to those who have lost someone on the highway. This ran as an editorial in our sister paper, the Goldstream News Gazette.


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fter nine years and nearly 500 shows, the Dancing Bean has closed. Owners Larry Kossey and Mona Kennedy explained they’ve happily become has-beans to take a break and enjoy life after their popular Chemainus java joint. “It’s just the right time,” Kennedy said of the Bean that shut after a December show by Nanaimo bluesman David Gogo. “We’re at that point where we want to simplify things and become part of the audience. “It’s been a wonderful journey, creating it and working it, but it’s a lot of hard work. We want more time with family and friends.” She and the Bean’s seven or so staffers enjoyed many highlights during live music by struggling and pro players. “There’ve been so many special moments: Amos Garrett, Fred Eaglesmith and Doug Cox, Diamond Joe (White) and David Francey. How do you pick a favourite?” The Bean began in its Willow Street space then later punched through the wall and in to the adjoining shop for more room. “We were at the end of our lease and imagine the landlord Peter W. Rusland will look for someone new,” Singer BettySoo performed with Dobro duke Doug Cox during a Nov. 12 gig at the Dancing Bean cafe — one of the last shows at the now-closed said Kennedy who, like partner Larry Kossey has a demanding Chemainus nightspot

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day gig. “Larry may still promote music in other venues, and continue with Saltair City Limits,” she said of the popular lawn concerts staged at the Saltair Pub. “We just didn’t want to be married to an 80-hour work week anymore — it’s bittersweet for us.” Kossey agreed. “I’ve got the night off,” he said when reached by the News Leader Pictorial. His musical memories from the Bean include hearing blues players Rick Fines and Suzie Vinnick “and seeing various artists come out.” “Some had never played in public before, and never “Some had never missed an open mike played in public for ¿ve before, and never years. “Part of missed an open our manmike.” date was supporting locals and featuring the best when we could.” The couple plans to stay in Cowichan. They were proud of spurring live local music and urged folks, in their swan-song email, to continue demanding it. “We would only ask that you continue to support live music and live performances, wherever you may ¿nd them.”

Kossey

APPLICATIONS FOR

Health Care Youth Volunteers (formerly Candy Stripers)

are now available at the Cowichan District Hospital switchboard and School Counsellors’ offices. Deadline for submissions from all youth aged 13-19 years is January 22, 2012.


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Got an event that needs publicity? Log onto cowichannewsleader.com, scroll down to the calendar and click “add event.”

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Adult Children of Alcoholics and Dysfunctional Families: A 12-step program for those whose childhood is still causing them problems, 7 p.m. at the Alano Club, 107 Evans Street. Call 250-748-5993.

Ballet Victoria’s Cinderella & the Fairy Tale Ball: Dazzling fairy tale guests bring an evening of adventure with great music, magic, humour and cheer, 7:30 p.m., Cowichan Theatre. Tickets from $20 to $40. $5 eyeGo available. Call 250-748-7529 or go to www. cowichantheatre.bc.ca. Old Time Quartet: headlines

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Your Cowichan Valley events calendar Friday

a dance at the Valley Seniors Centre, 198 Government St., Duncan. Cost is $8 per person including a light lunch at 9 p.m. The dance starts at 7:30 p.m., doors open at 7 p.m. Call 250-746-4433 for more. Colours of Sun: a young band from Victoria promising an acoustic evening

Friday, January 20, 2012

extraordinaire, 8 p.m., Duncan Garage Showroom, 330 Duncan Street. Tickets are $12 advance, $15 door. Call 250-748-7246.

Saturday The Enchanted Island: an original Baroque fantasy, featuring a

who’s who of Baroque stars in a Metropolitan Opera production to be broadcast live in high-definition, 9:55 a.m., at the Cowichan Theatre. Tickets $26, $24 seniors, $22 for students, $15.50 for children or eyeGo $5.

Sunday Youth Dress Rehearsal: if you are under 16 and perform or want to perform, bring your instrument (there is a piano

here) or a CD or iPod with a maximum of three songs and take to the stage, 2 p.m., Duncan Garage Showroom, 330 Duncan Street. Tickets $5. Call 250-748-7246.

Monday Sherman Downey and the Silver Linings: a young band from Halifax just returning from Australia on their way back home, 8 p.m., Duncan

Garage Showroom, 330 Duncan Street. Tickets are $12 advance, $15 door. Call 250-748-7246. Hands Off: the Quamichan Middle School PAC hosts an adult-oriented personal safety presentation starting at 7 p.m. in the school’s multi-purpose room. Robin Webb will present excerpts of films and programs he has made focused on women and children’s safety.

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The Mill Bay Fire Protection District would like to extend our sincere appreciation to retiring Fire Chief

Terry Culp

#7–180 Central Rd., Duncan 250-746-7111

Duncan

Chief Culp served the Mill Bay Fire Protection District in a dedicated and inspired manner for almost 20 years. Of those years, seven were served as Deputy and eight were served as Chief of the Department. During his time as Chief, Terry oversaw great improvements in training, equipment, safety and morale. Terry was a great asset to the district, and he leaves with our best wishes and hopes that he will remain an active and welcome member of the Mill Bay Fire Department family.


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DEATHS

DEATHS

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

FAMILY ANNOUNCEMENTS

FAMILY ANNOUNCEMENTS

FAMILY ANNOUNCEMENTS

COMMUNITY ANNOUNCEMENTS

IN MEMORIAM

IN MEMORIAM

IN MEMORIAM

COMING EVENTS

In Loving Memory of Walter G. Miller

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

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

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

Nov 1, 1919 - Jan 22, 2007 Five years have passed since that sad day, When one we loved was called away. Quietly remembered everyday. Your family

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

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

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FUNERAL HOMES

With heavy hearts the family of Jennifer May Aitchison, born December 7, 1979, announce her passing due to health complications. She touched so many lives and will be sadly missed. She leaves behind her precious daughter, Ciara; Mom, Judi and Dad, Ron; sisters Jâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;Anna and Betsy; nieces, Mara, Chantal and Jessica; Auntie Marg, cousins, Sonja, Tina and Bonnie; Uncle Wayne, Grandmother, Carol Aitchison; Uncle Lee and Sandra, Auntie Anna and Uncle Bob. Please join us at a ďŹ nger food pot luck in celebration of Jennieâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s life, which will be held on Friday, January 20/12, 2-5 pm, at Duncan Firehall, 468 Duncan Street. In lieu of ďŹ&#x201A;owers, a trust fund has been set up in the name of Ciara Aitchison, account number 2200590, at the Island Savings Credit Union.

Your Community, Your ClassiďŹ eds. Call 310-3535

COMMUNITY ANNOUNCEMENTS CRAFT FAIRS

COBBLE HILL HALL SUNDAY MARKET Open Jan. 8, every Sunday unless otherwise posted. Need table? (250)743-7018

FOUND - a modern Chevy truck hub cover on Somenos Rd. Please call 1 (250)7480539 FOUND IN A WORK GLOVE, at Rona, Cobble Hill, a ring. Please call to identify (250)597-0496 FOUND, Ladies (prescription?) sunglasses in a black zippered Guess case. Can be claimed at the News Leader Pictorial ofďŹ ce next to BuckerďŹ elds. LOST. SMALL Gift bag with 2 cards, name Rebecca, & gifts. Jan. 3, Alexander St. area. Will identify - (250)732-8519.

Celebrations


A20 Cowichan News Leader Pictorial

Friday, January 20, 2012

COMMUNITY ANNOUNCEMENTS

COMMUNITY ANNOUNCEMENTS

COMMUNITY ANNOUNCEMENTS

LOST AND FOUND

LOST AND FOUND

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

BUSINESS OPPORTUNITIES

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

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LOST AND FOUND

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LOST:

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

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

HELP WANTED Alberta earthmoving company requires a Journeyman Heavy Duty Mechanic. You will work in a modern shop and also have mechanics truck for field work. The job is at Edson, Alberta. We require that you have experience on Cat crawlers and or Deere excavators. Call Lloyd at (780)723-5051.

TRAVEL GETAWAYS

White small Shitzu X, answers to Herbie, missing since noon Wednesday, January 18 from McKinstry area. No collar, tattoo in ear. Beloved family pet. Please call with any information to Margo 250-746-9935.

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PERSONALS

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

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

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

HELP WANTED HEALTHIEST BABIES POSSIBLE

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

HELP WANTED

ADVERTISE YOUR BUSINESS

LOST SOMETHING?

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

HELP WANTED

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

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

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TELEPHONE SALES persons required immediately for a local charity event in Duncan. Temporary P/T evenings, 5-9, for 3-4 weeks. Must be outgoing & hardworking. $10/hr + incentives. Please call 250-7151742 & leave name & phone number.

EDUCATION/TRADE SCHOOLS

PROGRAM CO-ORDINATOR Coordinate pregnancy outreach program serving highrisk pregnant and early postpartum women Responsibilities : • Supervise staff and volunteers. • Assist in financial planning, budget development and fundraising. • Familiarity and liaison with community professionals and services • Maintain data, submit reports Qualifications: • Registered Dietitian or Nurse with current practicing membership in appropriate College • 2 yrs. experience in management position in community or perinatal health • Experience in addictions & counseling • Knowledge of pregnancy, breastfeeding • Knowledge of local Aboriginal culture Hours: 20/wk. Deadline: Jan. 25, 12 by 4pm Submit resume, cover letter and references to: Hiiye’yu Lelum, Box 1015, Duncan BC V9L 3Y2, or drop off at #1065462 TCH (Sun Valley Mall).

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

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Friday, January 20, 2012

Cowichan News Leader Pictorial A21 PETS AND LIVESTOCK

PERSONAL SERVICES

MERCHANDISE FOR SALE

MERCHANDISE FOR SALE

HELP WANTED

FINANCIAL SERVICES

LESSONS/TRAINING

FREE ITEMS

FUEL/FIREWOOD

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

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VIP DOG obedience starting Jan. 19, in Duncan. Exp. trainers, Beginners to Advanced + Rally O. Catherine 250-7439929, Leslie 250-743-1858.

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

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ROTTWEILER PUPPIES, puppy training & vet vacc will be incl. $500. (250)746-9767

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FREE: Purchased new furniture and need current furniture gone. You pick up, McKinstry Rd area. Non-smoking house, Cat/Dog allergy warning. Matching sofa, loveseat, wingback chair (Hunter green with some coloured stripes). Some cat scratches, but very comfy! Recliner - rose coloured velour type material. Photos can be emailed. 250-746-7379, email bluelady412@hotmail.com

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

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If you are a student currently attending a community college or university and planning to return to school next Fall, please visit our website for information on these exciting summer student opportunities and the application procedures.

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

CAREER OPPORTUNITIES

Island Savings Insurance Services has an opening for a permanent part-time Customer Service Representative 1 (CSR) at our Mill Bay office. The CSR plays an important role within the insurance team. The CSR is the face of Island Savings Insurance and, therefore, responsible for providing a remarkable service experience for our insurance clients through: • Identifying our Members’ insurance needs • Processing insurance-related products • Recommending insurance/banking products and services, when appropriate • Making referrals to other qualified staff Our successful candidate will demonstrate passion, willingness to continuously improvement, a collaborative work style, and a desire to share time, expertise and success with others. You are motivated by providing remarkable service (every time) and finding the best total solution for the member. The successful candidate must have: • Completion of one of the following: Fundamentals of Insurance, CAIB 1, C11 and C130 through Insurance Institute of Canada, or GIE part 1 and 2 • Flexibility of work schedule, as this is a six day a week operation • Experience with Autoplan, private auto insurance, travel, recreational vehicle and mobile home insurance would be an asset. Qualified candidates should submit their resumes by Tuesday, January 24 to: careers@iscu.com Attention: Agency Manager, Mill Bay Island Savings Insurance Services

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

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

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Friday, January 20, 2012

MERCHANDISE FOR SALE

MERCHANDISE FOR SALE

REAL ESTATE

REAL ESTATE

RENTALS

RENTALS

RENTALS

FUEL/FIREWOOD

JEWELS, FURS

HOUSES FOR SALE

MORTGAGES

APARTMENT/CONDO

APARTMENT/CONDO

APARTMENT/CONDO

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

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

Chemainus: Lockwood Villa, well kept bldg, 1 bdrm $625 incl. heat & hot water, sm pets welcome. Call Karen 250-2461033 or 250-709-2765.

MISCELLANEOUS FOR SALE

$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).

FURNITURE CHERRYWOOD dining room set, 10 padded chairs, w/2 leaves & 2 buffets, ex. cond. $600 obo. (250)710-1779 FREE: Purchased new furniture and need current furniture gone. You pick up, McKinstry Rd area. Non-smoking house, Cat/Dog allergy warning. Matching sofa, loveseat, wingback chair (Hunter green with some coloured stripes). Some cat scratches, but very comfy! Recliner - rose coloured velour type material. Photos can be emailed. 250-746-7379, email bluelady412@hotmail.com

Independent Business Owner

BRIGHT, 2 bdrm condo, W/D, F/S, D/W, close to schools/parks/shopping. N/P, (Immed). $800. 250-665-6527.

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

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FURNITURE- OFFICE moving sale: office furnituredesks, rolling chairs, credenzas etc. Must be out by the end of the month. Call 250748-1013.

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GARAGE SALES

CLOSE TO Cowichan Bay: Spacious 1 bdrm oceanfront apt. Vaulted ceilings, large deck, 6 appls. NS/NP, $800. (250)715-1789,(250)732-3304. CROFTON, BRIGHT, 1 bdrm, ground level, quiet bldg, W/D in suite, patio, $650/mo + utils. Avail now. Call (250) 416-0053 after 6pm. CROFTON- BRIGHT 2 bdrm, insuite lndry, parking. (Immed) $780 + utils. 250-210-0756. DUNCAN: 1 & 2-bdrm, 5 appls, close to School, Hospital and bus route. $650-$800 utils. Lv msg: 250-597-4018.

2 BDRM apt located in Tansor Industrial Park, F/S, W/D, elec/gas heat, large sundeck, N/P. Avail now. $800. 250701-1914 or (250)701-1919

CHEMAINUS 2-BDRM, 1.5 baths, townhouse style. 4 appliances, quiet location, near all amenities. $700. Ref’s. Avail immed. (250)416-1457.

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

CHEMAINUS: 55+ Senior building, main floor, 1 bdrm. N/P N/S. $515.00/mo. Avail. now. (250)246-4221

Ladysmith: bachelor, 1 & 2 bdrm suites from $700/mo incl. heat & hot water, ocean views, completely renovated, new management, on trolly route, small pets ok, rent incentives. 250-668-9086.

OPEN HOUSE

HOMES FOR RENT

HOMES FOR RENT

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HOMES WANTED HERITAGE PAWN BARGAINS!! Fortress 4-wheel scooter, Dewalt 12-inch mitre saw, snare drum, Nuance surround speakers, trumpets, air pistol, Icom VHF handheld radio. 430 Whistler. 250-746-9810. heritagepawnbrokers.com

MOVING SALE- office furniture; desks, chairs, rolling chairs, etc. Sat. Jan, 21, 10am -2pm, 122 Station Street, Duncan.

CLEAN, SPACIOUS, 2-bdrm, top floor, 5 appls, laminate floors, 2525 Dingwall St., $750 mo, call 1-(250)474-0545.

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OPEN HOUSE Saturday, January 21 1:30 – 3:00 905 Bucktail Road, Mill Bay

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

¾ 7-7744 Mays Rd, Duncan $575 2 BR condo w/ 2 apps, basic cable incl. ¾ 8-2516 Alexander St, Duncan $650 1 BR condo w/ 4 apps, walk to town ¾ 2-660 Jubilee St, Duncan $850 3 BR 1.5 bath townhouse w/ 4 apps ¾ 202-360 Bundock Ave, Duncan $850 1 BR 2nd floor apartment w/ 5 apps, patio *SENIOR FRIENDLY BUILDING (55 +)* ¾ 106-360 Bundock Ave, Duncan $850 1 BR + den apartment w/ 5 apps, patio *SENIOR FRIENDLY BUILDING (55 +)* ¾ 308-9916 Daniel St, Chemainus $895 2 BR ocean view condo w/ 5 apps, balcony ¾ 5869 Highland Ave, Duncan $1295 3 BR 2 bth sxs duplex w/ 5 apps, shed ¾ 1450 Haida Rd, Duncan $1350 4 BR 3 bth home w/ 5 apps, jacuzzi tub ¾ 5962 Salish Rd, Duncan $1600 4 BR 3 bth home w/ 6 apps, office, 2 fp’s For further info please visit our website at:

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ACCOUNTING/TAX/ BOOKKEEPING

FENCING

HAULING AND SALVAGE

HAULING AND SALVAGE

PAINTING

TREE SERVICES

TREE SERVICES

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

250-510-4745 Furniture Office Equipment Appliances Tenant Leftovers Yard Waste Lumber Yard P/U Rubbish Construction Debris

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

ELECTRICAL 1A ELECTRICIAN, licenced, bonded, Small Jobs Specialist, panel upgrades and renos. All work guaranteed since 1989. Rob at 250-732-PLUG (7584). 250-743-0326. ELECTRICIAN Licensed and bonded. Reasonable rates, free estimates, upgrades & renos. Call Kelly.

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

Small Moving Jobs Welcome

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

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

A1 Hauling/Delivery

Free Estimates 14 yrs. Experience

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

Bob’s Hauling & Free Pickup Metal, batteries, wine & liquor bottles, pop & beer tins, juice containers.

250-743-5119 250-361-7889

TREE SERVICES MISC SERVICES PROFESSIONAL Pet or babysitting in your home. Retired lady, security clearing, day or night. (778)422-1412

PROFESSIONAL PRUNING of fruit trees & application of dormant spray by Certified Applicator. Call Jens, ISA, Certified Arborist, Beechwood Tree Service. (250)715-7910.

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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

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Friday, January 20, 2012

Cowichan News Leader Pictorial A23

RENTALS

RENTALS

RENTALS

RENTALS

RENTALS

TRANSPORTATION

TRANSPORTATION

APARTMENT/CONDO

APARTMENT/CONDO

DUPLEXES/4PLEXES

HOMES FOR RENT

SUITES, LOWER

AUTO FINANCING

TOWING

MILL BAY/SHAWNIGAN: Lrg, reno’d, 1 bdrm, sep. entry, new F/S, shrd W/D. Quiet, N/S, ref’s, util’s incld’d, $750, Feb. 1st, (250)743-7611.

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

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

(250)748-3729 DUNCAN: 2524 Lewis St. 2 bdrm condo, second floor, corner unit, 5 appls, new laminate floors. N/S. Avail. immediately. $875./mo, lease. Call (250)477-8046,(250)883-3204. DUNCAN: 2 bdrm condo, near VIU, lrg master with walking closet, insuite laundry with storage, F/S, D/W. NS/NP. $875+ utils. Available immed.. Call 250-710-0881. DUNCAN: 55+ condo, clean, bright, 2 bdrm, 5 appl’s, gas F/P, storage, secure level entry, walk to shopping, small pet ok. $825. Call (250)746-5669. DUNCANAvailable now! Clean 1 bdrm+ den, in suite W/D, F/S, D/W. NS/NP. Suits responsible tenant(s). References required. $725. Call (250)746-7389.

HOMES FOR RENT

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

HIDDEN JEWEL Adult oriented, near Cowichan Aquatic Centre. 1 bdrm, main floor, Laminate flooring, fresh paint. Rent inclds heat & hot water. $655. (250) 748-1304.

LOVELY 1 & 2-BDRM suites, Central Duncan, seniors oriented bldg, heat included, N/S, N/P, $625 & $825. Please call Art 250-746-7241. Rowan Property Management Ltd. Has a large selection of homes & apartments for rent in the Cowichan Valley. Visit us at www.rowanproperty.ca or call (250)748-9090 SHAUGHNESSY GARDENS 3251 Cowichan Lake Rd. Clean 2 bdrm units. Full size fridge, stove & dishwasher. Carpet & linoleum, window coverings, fireplace. Quiet, well maintained bldg with elevator & sauna. Close to Schools & Hospitals. To view call Dorcas (250)710-7515 250-748-3412

SHAWNIGAN LAKE: 2bdrm condo. Cable & hydro incl. NS/NP. $750/mo. Avail. Feb. 1st. Call 250-743-6966. YOUBOU- 2 bdrm, garden, lrg yrd, prkg, on bus route, pets ? laundry. $575. (250)210-0756

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 1 BDR, W/D, F/ S. approximately 700sqft cottage attached to a horse stables. $650/ month plus utilities. Horse board for gelding only available at reasonable rate. 250 746 6595

DUPLEXES/4PLEXES MAPLE GROVE APTS. 3271 Cowichan Lake Rd 2 & 3 Bedroom Units _____________________

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

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COBBLE HILL- 2 bdrm sxs duplex, 5 appls, shop, separate W/D, renovated. $950+ utils. (250)743-4767. CROFTON- 3 bd/1ba duplex in Crofton. Bright and spacious with 5 appliances.Rental available imediately.950/mth Pls contact Rick for further information. 250-246-1859

Crofton: 2 bdrm duplex, lrg LR/Kit/Dining. Oceanview, F/S, W/D, $770/m. 250-2464231 or 250-715-5524 CROFTON. SPACIOUS 2bdrm. F/S, fireplace, nice yard, carport, laundry. $825/mo. 250-748-4253, 250-715-5810.

3 BDRM, 2800 sq.ft., wooded lot, near Shawnigan Village. W/D/FS, DW., N/S, N/P. $1300/mo + util (250)743-2522 AVAILABLE IMMEDIATELY. Two bedroom home for rent. The house was recently renovated with a new kitchen and bathroom. Laundry facilities were also installed. There is an oil furnace as well as baseboard heat for your option. The renter is responsible for utilities and we prefer not to have pets but are open to the discussion. A damage deposit of one months rent is required. The home is at 263 - 2nd Street Duncan if you would like to drive by to see the location. To arrange viewings call Celine at 250-413-7213 . CHEMAINUS: 5 bdrm, S/F, W/D, $1200 utils incld’d, small fenced garden, NP/NS. Feb. 1st. Call Sarah (250)246-2161. CHEMAINUS: BRIGHT, clean, spacious suite with lovely garden, beautiful ocean view, very large bdrm can be divided in 2 rooms, workshop, laundry, non-smokers only, no dogs, cat ok, 10149 Victoria Road, call 604-786-1600 or t a x m a t t e r s @ t a x m a t t e r s. c a $650/mo. Avail immed. Check Craigslist for photos. CHEMAINUS DUPLEX 3bed 1.5bath, w/d f/s, garden shed, fenced 1/2 acre, ref, cc required. 9490 chemainus rd. 44brasscandle@gmail.com $1200. 250-746-7444 CHEMAINUS: TOP floor suite, 3 bdrms, spacious, bright and well kept, beautiful ocean view, laundry, workshop, garden, non-smokers, no dogs, cat okay. 10149 Victoria Rd, taxmatters@taxmatters.ca or call 604-786-1600. $995/mo. Avail immed. Check Craigslist for photos. CROFTON, 1 bdrm house, close to shops/ocean, F/S, W/D $750/m. 250-246-4257 DUNCAN: 2 bdrm rancher, clean. $850/mo. N/P, avail. now. Call (250)746-6282. DUNCAN, Available now. Smaller home for rent, W/D, F/S, woodstove, in ceiling speakers, nicely finished, private, close to the new university. N/S, Incl’s internet & cable. $850/mo 250-748-9679 EXECUTIVE HOME 4000 sq.ft. Cowichan Valley Hwy, with great view, 4 bdrm, 3 1/2 bath, 2 fireplaces plus approx. 1 acre horse paddock. Available immediately, $2500 per month, utilities not included. For viewing, contact (250) 248-0015. LAKE Cowichan house, 3 bdrm, near schools & bus, newly renovated, baseboard and pellet stove heat. W/D, F/S, N/P, N/S, avail Feb 1. $875/m. 250-701-1299 LAKE COW. Reno’d 5-bdrm house. One home or 2 sep. suites. W/D. $1500.+ utils. Mar. 1st. 1-250-653-9898. MILL BAY: Completely reno’d, 1200 sq ft, 2 bdrm mobile home in adult section (45+), Cedar Creek Trailer Park. Hardwood floors, 1.5 bath. No Smoking, N/P, only pad rental included. (Must be seen). Avail now, $975/mo. Call and leave message @ 250-743-3431 1250-477-6155. MILL BAY, main floor of country home, beautiful ocean views, priv patio, shared utils, $1100 mo. 250-743-5090. YOUBOU- LAKE view, reno’d 3bdrm W/D, woodstove, refs, $950. 1-250-653-9898.

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

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

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

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

SHARED ACCOMMODATION SHARE LARGE 4 bdrm suite, 1-bdrm avail. $425 inclds utils/ cable. Wood F/P, F/S, W/D. NS/NP. Feb. 1. 250-740-5619 SUITS STUDENT, pensioner, working person. Lrg furnished room with fridge & microwave. On bus route. $450 utils incl’d. Avail now. (250)746-1851.

STORAGE

CARS

THE PROPERTIES, Maple Bay. 1 bdrm. 850 sq.ft. Avail. immed. Utils & laundry incld, pets neg. $700.(250)732-4463

2007 CUSTOM Chev HHR. Excellent condition. Loaded. White. 119,000 km, mostly hwy driven. On-Star. $11,900 firm. 250-755-5191.

YOUBOU, brand new 1 bdrm, level entry, 4 appl’s, $700/mo incl’s heat & power. Avail now. Lake access. (250)246-3614

SCRAP BATTERIES Wanted! We BUY Scrap Batteries from Cars, Trucks etc. $4.00/ea. & up! Free pick-up Island Wide. Min. 10 (1)604.866.9004 Ask for Brad

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DUNCAN- 2 bdrm, $790+ utils. Close to hospital, school, shopping. Available Now. (250)743-7689. DUNCAN- 2 BDRM suite. 2000sq ft, private ent, grd level, close to amenities, N/S, sm pet ok. Refs req’d. Feb 1. $825 + 1/2 hydro. 250-732-6798.

SCRAP BATTERIES Wanted! We BUY Scrap Batteries from Cars, Trucks etc. $4.00/ea. & up! Free pick-up Island Wide. Min. 10 (1)604.866.9004 Ask for Brad 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.

DUNCAN. FEB. 1st. 2 bdrm, private entrance, close to shopping, schools. 482 Chesterfield. $595/mo. Text me at (250)896-4248.

DUNCAN, MODERN 1 bdrm, sep ent, grd level, N/S, N/P, incls utils, avail Feb. 1 or sooner, $700, 250-748-5015. DUNCAN. Modern 2 bdrm level entry suite, on bus route, private entrance, close to Maple Bay School. Quiet neighbourhood, NS, No partiers. Small pet considered. $900/mo includes utilities. (250)748-3174 MAPLE BAY area, 3 bdrm, 2 baths, 4 appl’s, util incl’d. Avail. now. NP/NS. $1150. Ref’s req. (250)748-3663

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Friday, January 20, 2012

Another break for youth soccer Snowed under: Weather wipes out games Don Bodger

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Dribbling the ball through a crowd doesn’t deter Cowichan Under 13 Silver’s Matty Wilke from continuing full steam ahead. Wilke and his mates were 3-1 winners over Lakehill Saturday at McAdam Park. Youth soccer is in shutdown mode this weekend.

owichan Valley Soccer Association teams returned to the ¿eld following the Christmas break last weekend, but will be right back on the sidelines again due to the weather. The Under 13 Silver boys defeated Lakehill 3-1 in one of three games Saturday at McAdam Park. “We came out a little Àat for the ¿rst 10 minutes and then took it to them the rest of the game,’’ noted coach Kevin McGuinness. Cowichan lost a previous meeting to Lakehill in Victoria. “We didn’t let them off the hook this time,’’ raved McGuinness. “The team has been competitive all year, but are really starting to gel now.’’ All players were instrumental in the outcome. Brendan Kerwin, Harmon Rathor and Matty Wilke scored goals. In other boys’ action, Cowichan Vikings won 1-0 over Prospect Lake in U13-14 Bronze, Cowichan blanked Saanich Fusion 4-0 in U14 Gold and Saanich Fusion dumped Cowichan 1-0 in U15 Silver. Girls’ results at home were: U13 Gold — Cowichan 2, Bays 1; U14 Silver — Prospect Lake 2, Cowichan 1; U16 Gold — Lakehill 4, Cowichan 0; and U16 Silver — Cowichan 1, Gorge 0. “There certainly won’t be any (games) this weekend,’’ said CVSA president Bill Keserich. “The ground’s frozen underneath.’’

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Cowichan News Leader Pictorial A25

Rep teams seeking more consistent play Ups and downs: Bantams and Midgets preparing for the playoff stretch Don Bodger

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layoff time is just around the corner already for Cowichan Valley rep hockey teams. The Cowichan Valley Ingram Pharmacy Bantam Tier 2 Capitals are hoping to ¿nd some consistency at the right time. “They’ve been struggling,’’ said Cowichan coach Grant Martin. “There was a bit of turkey legs after Christmas. We had that threegame run before Christmas.’’ The Caps couldn’t get the offense going until the late stages against Campbell River in an exhibition game at Cowichan Arena Saturday and ended up losing. But it was a much better effort Sunday, as the Caps fell 5-4 in Nanaimo. The Caps were trailing 4-2 with eight minutes left, but managed to tie it. “It was a great hockey game,’’ said Martin. Unfortunately, the tide turned

Don Bodger

Attempted breakaway by Cowichan Tier 2 Bantam Caps’ Brody Kershaw ends when he’s taken down against Campbell River. and the Caps found themselves defending a ¿ve-on-three situation for two minutes when Nanaimo scored the winning goal. “In the game against Nanaimo on Sunday, they did so many things very well,’’ said Martin. “I hope they can take that into the next game.’’ Meanwhile, the Cowichan Valley Midget Tier 1 Capitals lost a 3-2 heartbreaker to the ¿rst-place

Andrew Leong

Just one look is all it took for Parris Stockton of Cowichan to Änd a quick path to the outside on Emily Shires of Dover Bay. Dover Bay won 70-42.

Dover presses for win

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over Bay put Cowichan Secondary School’s senior girls’ basketball team under pressure Tuesday. “The girls were unable to overcome an aggressive team from Dover which pressed most of the game and has played against some of the top teams in the province,’’ noted Cowichan coach Mark Reed of his team’s 70-42 loss. Captain Sophie Cutt played a strong game with 13 points. Guard Katie Porter combined solid defence with excellent shooting in the third quarter. The Cowichan girls continue to work hard despite many pressures from jobs, other sports, school and outside interests.

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Alberni Valley Bulldogs. Goals by Landen Bodger and Brady Lundahl staked the Caps to a 2-0 lead in the third period. “The boys played hard, smart, simple hockey throughout the game,’’ noted coach Ryan Trudgeon. “We killed off numerous Port Alberni power plays, two of them being ¿ve-on-three opportunities.’’ Jesse Jenks was brilliant in

net, as Port Alberni shot from everywhere. In the ¿nal ¿ve minutes, Alberni’s shots started to count. The ¿rst was scored on a full two-minute ¿ve-on-three power play and two more quickly followed. “All of Port Alberni’s goals were scored on deÀected point shots,’’ observed Trudgeon. “Nothing fancy. Alberni’s team was very consistent and disciplined.’’


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PUBLIC NOTICE SHAWNIGAN IMPROVEMENT DISTRICT (Shawnigan Lake Volunteer Fire Department)

TAKE NOTICE THAT the Trustees of the Shawnigan Improvement District intend to purchase land and construct and equip a third fire hall in the South Shawnigan area in the Shawnigan Improvement District. AND THAT to finance the said works the Trustees propose to borrow by way of long term borrowing a sum not to exceed two million dollars ($2,000,000), repayable not later than twenty (20) years from the date of issue. The repayment of this debt will have minimal financial impact to the taxpayers within the Shawnigan Improvement District. AND FURTHER TAKE NOTICE that assent of the land owners will be deemed to have been received 30 days after the last publication of this notice, unless counter petitions against the proposed have been received by more than 10% of the eligible electors. It is estimated that 531 land owners would be required to petition against the proposal. Counter petitions are available on the Shawnigan Lake Volunteer Fire Department’s website shawniganfire.com, or same may be picked up from the Shawnigan Lake Community Centre, 2804 Shawnigan Lake Road, during regular business hours. AND FURTHER TAKE NOTICE that in order for a counter petition against the proposal to be deemed to have been received within the time period ending February 20, 2012, it must be received by first class mail at the following address: SHAWNIGAN IMPROVEMENT DISTRICT P.O. Box 3, Shawnigan Lake, BC V0R 2W0 AND THAT this ad is the second of two publications of this Notice dated this 20th day of January, 2012.

Friday, January 20, 2012

Wellington far above the rest

League record set by Orchin

Junior Challenge: Aumen scores 33 in a dazzling display for Cowichan

Assorted sports: A 244 single tops in girls’ high school bowling

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owichan Secondary’s Junior T-Birds won one and lost three in the Cowichan Junior Challenge basketball tournament. “It was more of a playday,’’ said Cowichan coach Christan Hiscock of the ¿veteam, two-day event that ran Friday and Saturday. Wellington won all three of its games to top the standings. “They’re really good this year,’’ said Hiscock. “They’re probably one of the top ¿ve teams in the province.’’ Cowichan didn’t have a great weekend, according to Hiscock. “We have a lot of new kids, who haven’t played that much, on the team this year.’’ Cowichan lost 42-27 in its ¿rst game Friday against Paci¿c Christian despite a strong start. Cowichan outscored Paci¿c Christian 12-5 in the ¿rst quarter, but could only manage 15 points the rest of the way. Brayden Aumen led Cowichan with seven points and Ben Ingham had six. Cowichan also played against the Alberni Armada Friday and posted a 53-39 victory. Aumen exploded for an incredible 33 points, including 10-for-12 shooting from the outside and 13-for-22 from the line. Saturday’s action for Cowichan began with a 51-33 loss to Lambrick Park. Lambrick recorded two victories in three games, with its lone loss coming against Wellington. Ingham’s 10 points topped the charts for Cowichan, with Aumen adding nine. Saturday’s second game pitted Cowichan against powerful Wellington and ended in a 67-16 loss. Wellington poured in 22 points to take a 22-4 lead in the ¿rst quarter and added another 23 in the third. Sean Barrett’s ¿ve points was the best individual mark Cowichan could manage. Tristan Wolter added four.

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Andrew Leong

Sky high move is made by Äve-foot-Äve Cowichan point guard Brayden Aumen, as he drives to the hoop guarded by Quinn Barkman of PaciÄc Christian School during the Cowichan Junior Challenge at the Cowichan Secondary School gym. The Junior Pacers scored a 42-27 victory over the Junior T-Birds.

eek 8 of the Cowichan Valley High School Bowling Program brought a new ladies’ singles league record from Jaimie Orchin. Orchin went on an incredible roll with a 244 single. Tamara Gregus upstaged her for high series with a 495. Jeremy Baslee claimed both the boys’ high single of 188 and the high series of 514. A&W Bowler of the Week honours went to Christina Shepherd for going 71 pins over average. • Cowichan Indoor Hockey League action returned Sunday with two games. The Blue Hurricanes got two goals each from Teresa Gregus and Michelle Pewarchuk to defeat the Green Dragons 5-2. Jenner Court had the other goal for the winners. The Yellow Lightning and Red Hot Sauce tied 6-6, with Sydney Kearns and Stefanie Langkammer trading hat tricks.

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Friday, January 20, 2012

Cowichan News Leader Pictorial A27

Caps primed for a run

Bigger doesn’t matter

Jockeying for position: Two experienced players know the ropes Don Bodger

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apital gains leading up to the B.C. Hockey League’s Jan. 10 trade deadline signify a different course of action by the Cowichan Valley Capitals. Fans are more used to seeing subtractions and trades for future considerations at the deadline. But with the Caps in ¿rst place and primed to be among the Coastal Conference’s four playoff quali¿ers, the opportunity was seized to load up on talent and experience. With the additions of forwards Richard Vanderhoek and Brett Knowles, the Caps acquired two proven playoff performers. Both are close to being point-per-game guys during their time in the BCHL. Vanderhoek, who turns 21 today (Jan. 20), has accumulated totals of 65 goals and 96 assists for 161 points from 188 regular-season games with the Surrey Eagles, Westside Warriors and now the Caps. Knowles, who turns 21 on April 25, has played exclusively with the Salmon Arm SilverBacks since breaking into the BCHL. His totals, including six games with the Caps, are 48 goals, 74 assists and 122 points from 145 regular-season starts. Vanderhoek was traded from Surrey to Westside in the off-season, but didn’t like the way things were going for him in Kelowna. “I kind of took it upon myself to go to a better team, I guess,’’ he said. Knowles had a great run in Salmon Arm

and fans there weren’t too happy when the team let him go. “I’ve been there so long, it was de¿nitely my home,’’ he said. “I was excited at the same. “I was comfortable in Salmon Arm. I had an idea (about a trade). My coach talked to me after Christmas and he was going to give me a chance to win. He treated me really well with it.’’ Knowles was given a choice and, since former teammates Devin Gannon and Brandon Mistal preceded him to the Capitals in the off-season, Cowichan was his ¿rst choice. The team concept really comes into play with the forwards since there isn’t as much ice time to go around. “There’s a lot of talent,’’ said Vanderhoek. “You don’t play as much, but we’re winning so whatever.’’ Knowles led the BCHL in playoff scoring last season with 23 points in just 15 games. Vanderhoek was tied for fourth with 19 points. “I think it’s one of the reasons they brought me in,’’ said Knowles. There’s no real secret to that success, he determined. “I think it’s just hard work and playoffs is a gritty time.’’ The name of the game for Vanderhoek is striving for consistency. “Keeping your con¿dence up is really important,’’ he said. “You can’t really beat yourself up. A lot of guys beat themselves up.’’ Both players are optimistic of a long playoff run based on their early impres-

Brentwood basketball: Boys’ team compensates Don Bodger

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The additions of Richard Vanderhoek, left, and Brett Knowles give the Caps a formidable forward lineup that’s as a good as any in the league next to Penticton. sions. “I love it so far,’’ said Knowles. “I’m having a lot of fun. The group of guys are unreal.’’ “It’s a lot more positive since we’re winning and also the room’s awesome,’’ said Vanderhoek. “My billets are awesome.’’ “It’s dif¿cult at ¿rst, especially when you ¿nd yourself putting on a different colour than you’re used to,’’ said Knowles,who is committed to Minnesota State University-Mankato next season. “But if it’s this easy every time, it’s not much of a problem.’’ “Being my last year, I didn’t care about anything else but them winning and go for a push,’’ said Vanderhoek. “I’ve heard nothing but good things about the group,’’ added Knowles. “We’ve got a good chance to go for it.’’ Both players bring slightly different elements to the team.

“I’m not fast,’’ said Vanderhoek. “I see the ice well. I guess I can pretty much do everything.’’ “I think I’m a two-way player,’’ said Knowles. “I’m solid defensively and hardworking. I do whatever the team needs.’’ Vanderhoek sees his former Surrey team and Powell River as the biggest challengers to the Caps’ ¿rst-place position. Games against both teams this weekend could go a long way in determining the ¿nal standings. Knowles identi¿es playing a simple game and doing the little things to help the team win as the keys to success down the stretch. “I’m pretty hard on myself which is good and bad,’’ said Vanderhoek. “Slumps come so you’ve got to stay positive.’’ “I would say I’m the same way,’’ said Knowles. “I have high expectations for myself.’’

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he Brentwood College senior boys’ basketball team didn’t cop out during the Victoria Police basketball tournament. Brentwood was a force during the prestigious 33rd-annual tournament, placing third with some arresting performances. Brentwood used its quickness and skill to make up for a lack of other necessities to win two of three games. “Everybody’s bigger than us,’’ said Brentwood coach Blake Gage. The team’s ¿rst game was against Charles Hays of Prince Rupert and Brentwood coasted to a 73-43 win. “We had some contributions off our bench,’’ said Gage as he shufÀed players in and out of the lineup. William Lee put up eight points during a 16-2 Brentwood run in the second quarter that quickly put the game out of reach. An intense battle ensued against Oak Bay during the semi¿nal. It was a six-point gap at the half. “Our D was really good,’’ noted Gage. “It kept us in the game.’’ Brentwood had a 40-38 lead, but the tide turned in the last three and a half minutes when Oak Bay hit three consecutive threepointers. “We had to foul and put them on the line,’’ said Gage as the gap widened to a ¿nal of 68-57 for Oak Bay. Brentwood closed the tournament with a 77-71 win over rival Lambrick Park. “It was a very competitive game,’’ noted Gage. Brentwood was down one at the half but pushed the lead to as many as 14 points. Lambrick surged back to cut it to ¿ve near the end. Shalev Sharabi made two big three-point shots, Jordan Charles ¿nished with 32 points and David Lawrence showed his experience by hitting a couple of key jumpers. Charles was named to the tournament all-star team.


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Cowichan News Leader Pictorial B01

1966: medicare

1966: RCMP

DATELINE: COWICHAN

by Ann Andersen

1966: clergy

Cowichan-Newcastle MLA Bob Strachan told Duncan Rotarians he estimated the eventual cost of a comprehensive medicare program at $25 per capita. He said 190,000 British Columbians had recently signed on to B.C.’s part program.

During the previous month RCMP in Duncan answered 149 calls, attended three fires, 21 accidents of which 14 were reportable with four persons injured. As well there were 309 parking penalties, according to Sgt. E. D. Anderson.

Canon and Mrs. Crisfield of St. John’s Anglican Church entertained clergy and wives of the Cowichan Deanery in honour of Rev. and Mrs. Greenhaigh of St. Peter’s who would soon be leaving the area to live at Royal Oak.

Community icons protest new store Dateline 1966: 1966: Controversy at Bruce’s Corner Ann Andersen

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can’t help it — my neighbourhood grocery store (now 49th Parallel) will forever be in my mind Bruce’s Grocery at Bruce’s Corner. Preston Bruce and his brother opened the store in the late 1930s, and chose a great site to attract customers. Across from what was then the main road through town was Queen Margaret’s School; next door was a satellite building to Duncan Elementary School; across Cairnsmore stood Duncan Eeementary’s main building; and just south of QMS were the ball¿elds (now Centennial Heights). And in January 1966, Bruce joined forces with the ¿ery new redheaded QMS head mistress Margaret Glide to protest what could in their opinion become a parking problem in the vicinity of Cairnsmore, College and Government Streets if another store opened. There was a rumour, said Bruce, that a store — run by the owners of the Cecil Cafe on Station Street — would begin operations just west of a garage that was to be built at the corner. What were city intentions regarding parking facilities, seeing as he was planning expansion of his own Red and White store, he asked City Council. Glide soon joined the protest. Her concern was the hazard to school children that the establishment of another store would create.

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Friday, January 20, 2012

NOTICE OF ANNUAL GENERAL MEETING ELECTORAL AREA E COWICHAN STATION/SAHTLAM/GLENORA PARKS AND RECREATION COMMISSION DATE: TIME: PLACE:

Thursday, January 26, 2012 7:00 p.m. Sahtlam Fire Hall 4384 Cowichan Lake Road Sahtlam, BC

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

We are looking for individuals interested in providing a treatnent &/or trade service at our second annual Health and Wellness event. Interested individuals please contact Kristen Boyden or Jill Amy at the following: parksrec@northcowichan.ca or call 250-746-3306

Email: cvrd@cvrd.bc.ca Website: http://www.cvrd.bc.ca

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Andrea Thomas, left, of B.C. Auto Wrecking, accepts the people’s choice award for the best decorated tree in the Ärst Festival of Trees Jan. 10 at the Chemainus Gardens. Chemainus Gardens manager and Festival of Trees organizer Gloria Schiller, second from right, presented a cheque for $1,263 to Sylvia Massey and Rick O’Doherty of the Harvest House Food Bank — proceeds from what promises to be an annual event.

Red Balloon toy store still awaiting insurance settlement from 2009 snowplow incident

Maria Ridewood: Drama Director Hilary Coupland: Music Director Cathy Schmidt: Choreographer

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owntown Duncan’s Red Balloon Toy Shop remains in alternate core premises after three years of legal and insurance talks between the city and insurance companies, including ICBC. Mayor Phil Kent said claim talks about damage — done to the Red Balloon building by a city snow-removal machine in early 2009 — remain private and ongoing. “We hope something’s settled as soon as possible,” he said recently of the protracted case involving insurance agents and lawyers for store owner Susan

Faulkner and the city. Kent had no idea when the store at Duncan’s major Craig and Station street corner would reopen. “Interfering could create prejudice for the city, and our concerns are for taxpayers and liabilities.” Faulkner was eager to get her historic building ¿xed, and move the Red Balloon back in. “We’re going to seek our own funding to move forward with repairs because insurance issues with the city are unresolved,” she said. —Peter W. Rusland

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Going to UVic feels like returning home, after all I was born and raised in this beautiful city, before I moved to the Cowichan Valley when I was fifteen. Last June I graduated from Frances Kelsey Secondary, which is located in Mill Bay, BC. I am in my first year of studies at the Gustavson School of Business and hope to become involved in international business through a career as an accountant. I love being involved within my school and have taken on many leadership roles in the past. Last year, I was part of my school’s Students Against Drunk Driving club. I have a strong passion for playing sports, including soccer, softball and basketball. I recently became interested in hiking after completing the rugged West Coast Trail. Most of all I feel a strong sense of responsibility to give back to my community. I have been a youth health volunteer at an elder care facility in Duncan and have helped with younger students in a local elementary school. I am extremely excited to be living the unforgettable university experience!

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B4 Cowichan News Leader Pictorial Friday, January 20, 2012

North Cowichan approves restructure investigation

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Cowichan News Leader Pictorial B5

New hall high on the list of Cowichan Legion priorities Search on: Service group also pushing for more volunteers Ann Andersen

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ontinuing the search for new digs, improving its volunteer program and attracting new and younger members are this year’s priorities for the local Legion branch, says new president Bruce MacDonald. Since its move downtown a few years ago, parking has proved troublesome at times for members and guests of the Royal Canadian Legion, Branch 53, he says. Currently, membership is close to 300.

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“The building is set up the way we like it — it’s not too big and not too small, but parking has been a bit dif¿cult,” explains MacDonald. Although the branch has been told it will get six months’ notice to quit its place on Kenneth Street, a building committee has already been formed to look for a new spot. “We need a one-storey building in a central location,” MacDonald says. “Parking will be a major priority.” And MacDonald, who’s been a Legion member since 1976 and has taken a more active role for the past six years, is on top of another Legion issue — the seeming dearth of volunteers. Former president Claudia Parker went so far as warning members they must volunteer. “You must step forward and volunteer or risk losing your Legion,” Parker told members late last year. MacDonald says one of the problems

A Legionnaire leads the march during Duncan’s Remembrance Day services. is that people are getting older, an issue that’s affecting branches across the province. Another, that there is no schedule for volunteers. Often, he says, people don’t know when and for what they’re volunteer-

ing, a problem he plans to ¿x with a volunteer schedule. Apart from the annual poppy drive, volunteers are needed to help with events that raise revenue not only to run the Legion, but for to ful¿ll its approximately $30,000 annual contribution to the community. Events include meat draws, golf tournaments, silent auctions and garage sales. The branch provides ¿ve annual $1,000 scholarships to selected Grade 12 graduates. And donations include help for Cowichan District Hospital and local residential care facilities. As for membership, MacDonald’s delighted four new members are veterans who’ve seen service in Afghanistan. Finances, too, have picked up, he says, with kitchen catering showing a pro¿t. “We ¿nally have our heads above water.”

Meet the new president: Bruce MacDonald, new leader of Royal Canadian Legion branch 53 alongside vice-president Harold Wallace and the branch executive, is a relative newcomer to Duncan. But he is no stranger to the organization. With a career in the military that spanned 29 years and included a three-year assignment to Germany, MacDonald joined the Legion in Langford in 1976. After some time at Honeymoon Bay, he moved to Duncan where he’s taken on a much more active role. “I’ve been really active for the past six years,” he says. He’s been bar manager and has organized events including the annual golf tournament. And he’s prepared for the current issues facing the Legion. “I’m really looking forward to the challenges ahead,” said the new president.


B6 Cowichan News Leader Pictorial

Friday, January 20, 2012

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Friday, January 20, 2012

Cowichan News Leader Pictorial B7

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Medford Singers Director Mike Simkins says this weekend’s winter show will be a blast from the past.

Medfords concert features 20 years of Cowichan song Sunday afternoon: Beatles, Elvis, the Beach Boys and Andrew Lloyd Webber among musical favourites showcased Ann Andersen

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t’s appropriate that the poster for the upcoming Medford Singers concert reads “Twenty Seasons of Song.” That’s how long the group has been singing together, says Medfords leader Mike Simkins. But it could just as easily refer to their upcoming performance A Winter Concert whose program spans a wealth of memorable songs from the 1950s and ‘60s — two decades in all. Soloist for the occasion will be local music teacher Tilly Lorence. “It will be a blast from the past,” said Simkins. Selections range from a toe-tapping Blue Suede Shoes to the haunting alto voice number I Don’t Know How To Love Him from Jesus Christ Superstar, music by Andrew Lloyd Webber, lyrics penned by Tim Rice. “We’ll also be doing Everything’s Alright and a tenor solo from that musical,” Simkins said. Another Lloyd Webber work tackled for the 20th anniversary show is Joseph and

the Amazing Technicolour Dream Coat, ¿rst performed in 1969 and believed to be Webber’s ¿rst musical. “There’ll be a selection of songs from that,” Simkins said. Once again concert accompanist Ron Killian, local music teacher and classical pianist, will demonstrate his versatility on the ivories for such selections as Let It Be Me, At The Hop and a group of Beach Boys favourites. “We’ll be doing In My Room, California Girls, Fun Fun Fun, and I’ll Get Around, said Simkins. “These are fun things to do,” he added. A special treat for the audience will be a visit by members of the South Island Musical Society, Simkins said. The group will perform a selection from The Sound of Music, their upcoming show. Your ticket What: A Winter Concert: 20 Years of Singing; Medford Singers When: January 22, 2 p.m. Where: Duncan United Church Tickets: $15, children free at the Duncan United Church of¿ce or at the door

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Resolution Sale Price♦

$

STK# 11N1276

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Resolution Sale Price♦

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Easy drive and park! U-shaped dinette, Onan generator, bedroom LCD TV with DVD, dual panes. MSRP $74,517

2011 Surveyor SP189 Ultra-lite Travel Trailer

Resolution Sale Price♦

Resolution Sale Price♦

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Payment based on: Total Price including freight and taxes ♦, 10% down (or equivalent trade). Variable interest rate at the time of calculation 6.99% on approved credit (OAC), amortized over *390 bi-weekly pymts/5 yr term, **520 bi-weekly pymts/5 yr term, ***260 bi-weekly pymts/5 yr term, ****130 bi-weekly pymts/5 yr term.

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Fri Jan 20, 2012 Cowichan News Leader Pictorial  

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