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Up front: Chemainus forum targets political status quo page A3 Arts: Maggie finds funny bone of relationships and families page A16 For all the news of the Cowichan region as it happens, plus stories from around British Columbia, go to our website www.cowichannewsleader.com Your news leader since 1905

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Community Living: Family wants all folks to have the option of independence Krista Siefken

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obbi-Jo Marshall feels guilty about her good news. She says her son’s approval for Community Living B.C.’s Home Sharing program is bittersweet because it was sparked by media pressure. “What about the multitudes of silent families I was standing up there with, who were behind me?” she asked. “They’ll still get nothing. This may have solved our situation, but it de¿nitely doesn’t solve the problem.” That problem was shared with the News Leader Pictorial last week, after Marshall’s son, Duncan-raised Daryl Holzman, was denied a space in the Home Sharing program. The CLBC program offers adults with developmental disabilities a chance to gain a level of independence and move out of their parents’ home — just like any other adult. The trouble was Holzman, 21, has a loving family who supports him. Which apparently hurts his chances of gaining his indepen-

her life. Kane said she’s come to peace News Leader Pictorial with the reality her real mother deserted her. algary resident She’s also not out to ¿nd her so Sherri Kane doesn’t she can condemn her. hold a grudge. “I want to ¿nd out my biologiInstead she holds cal background, and also let her hope one day she’ll know I’m OK with everything,” ¿nd her real mother. she said. “I have two children The Calgarian has recently made it her quest to ¿nd her birth of my own and I want them to kknow their backmother, who delivered ground and their her in Duncan 44 years family too.” ago, then abandoned her Kane grew up in a on a doorstep. bbig white house on The article ‘Sharing Uplands Avenue, off U the Spotlight’ pubGibbins Road. lished in the Cowichan She was the youngLeader, Nov. 22, est of seven children, 1967, tells of Kane’s ¿ve of whom were discovery, wrapped in Sherri Kane: also adopted. towels on the doorstep searching “When I turned 19, of a King’s Daughters’ my mom gave me an enveHospital nurse’s home at Kinch Avenue at 4:16 p.m. on Nov. 15, lope and in that envelope was a newspaper article and some 1967. “Examination in hospital deter- photos taken by the newspaper. I remember reading the article and mined the infant was not a day old and was of white parentage,” looking at the photos and being the reporter wrote. “When found, shocked by it all,” Kane said. “At some point, I didn’t really even the baby was wrapped in two think it was real but it was.” towels. A piece of paper, such as Kane moved to Calgary in May used by supermarkets to close 1988. cellophane bags, was tied around She got married there and had the baby’s umbilical cord. RCMP two children, a daughter and a are still looking for the mother.” son. The mother was never found. “I was busy raising a family Duncan’s Ray and Doris Kane and working all through my 20s then took Kane into their custody. and 30s,” she said. “I’m a single “I think I just have to have mom now and work full-time. some sort of closure to it all My daughter is 21 and in her and to also know where I came fourth year at university, and my from,” Kane said from her job at son is 17 and in his graduation Blue Circle in Calgary, explainyear of high school.” ing why she’s made it her misKane admits it’s hard to sion to track down her mother. explain why she recently felt so Kane’s reason behind the compelled to learn about her real search is “hard to put in words,” mother. but she’s doing it because it feels more on A12 like “something is missing” in Ashley Degraaf

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Police issue cold road safety warning after pair of rollovers Police are reminding drivers to slow down and use caution when the mercury drops. The warning comes after two rollovers on local bridges yesterday morning. The first happened on Tzouhalem Road at about 8:40 a.m. Thursday when a Shawnigan Lake woman in her early 50s was travelling northbound in a white Chevy HHR over the bridge’s icy deck

north of the long house. Police said she spun out and rolled her vehicle into the ditch. She was taken to Cowichan District Hospital for evaluation but did not appear to be injured, Mounties said. The second crash happened about 10 minutes later when a 19-year-old man from Duncan drove his early ‘80s model Toyota truck over the icy bridge deck on Herd Road and lost control. Police

said it appears the driver swerved to avoid oncoming traffic and lost control, rolling into the ditch. He sustained minor injuries. “Please slow down in the mornings when approaching and crossing bridge decks,” North Cowichan/Duncan RCMP Const. Markus Lueder said. “Fall and frost are here.”

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New vs. old lines resurface in mural town mayor’s debate North Cowichan election: Four challengers attack mayor’s current action on five hot-button issues Christopher Sun

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o you want a change or are you happy with the status quo? More than 250 people packed the Chemainus Seniors Centre to hear the ¿ve mayoral candidates answer ¿ve randomly drawn questions on Tuesday. When asked their view on building a library in the parking lot of Waterwheel Park, four of the mayoral candidates said they were opposed. Candidate Clayton Balabanov asked the public who supported building a new library on the parking lot. Only two people raised their hands. Incumbent mayor Tom Walker, however,

At cowichannewsleader.com Municipal election candidates have tackled a chance to connect with our readers with varying levels of detail and enthusiasm. And then there’s Clayton Balabanov. No one could accuse the North Cowichan mayoral candidate of not telling you where he stands. In his “In his own words” submission, Balabanov tackles about 20 issues facing the municipality today and tells you in clear, detailed terms what he thinks should be done. It doesn’t make for quick reading, but it certainly erases any uncertainty about what a vote for Balabanov would mean. To read the Balabanov Manifesto and the “In their own words” submissions of the majority of other civic election candidates, log on to cowichannewsleader. com and click on the election tab in the upper lefthand corner. About 80 per cent of the more than 60 candidates running in the Duncan, North Cowichan, Cowichan Valley Regional District and Cowichan Valley School Board elections have made submissions and the others are urged to follow suit. In a bid to better connect you with the candidates, the News Leader Pictorial is inviting readers to add their comments and questions to these profiles by using the comment function. The candidates have been invited to respond to your posts.

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would not dismiss the possibility outright. “Council has not made a decision yet,” he said, asking people to keep an open mind. “We have to look at the whole revitalization plan.” Candidates Jon Lefebure and Joyce Behnsen agreed a new library is needed, but it should be built where the old ¿re hall is. Scott Baker said the library currently costs almost $1 million to operate. “Do we need it?” Baker rhetorically asked. “Not when we can’t afford it.” Another issue that pit the incumbent mayor against the four candidates was Echo Heights. “I am not in favour of Echo Heights being developed,” Behnsen said. “I am strongly not in favour of North Cowichan being in the development business.” “I believe it’s a piece of property, a park, a forest that will only mature and become more m wonderful over the years,” Lefebure said, s adding he would vote to preserve it all. “There are three separate ecosytems there that “ are a very much under threat.” Baker went a step further with his response. “North Cowichan should be completely removed from the development stage of r everything,” he said, adding a greenbelt is e needed between the industrial belt. n Walker pointed out Echo Heights has been zoned for R-2 development for the last 30 z years and the public did not ask for it to be y removed from the previous or current of¿cial r community plan. c “Council can develop Echo Heights without going to a public hearing,” Walker reminded g the t public. “I don’t know what percentage should be protected, but I can tell you the s majority should be protected. I don’t know if m iti should be 60, 90 or 100 per cent.” Candidates were asked how they would get the t municipality to deal with the strong stench coming from the Chemainus industrial park. c Walker said he is waiting for an upcoming reW port p before he acts. Lefebure and Balabanov said s they would act now. “We don’t need to wait for a report,” Balabanov said. “It needs to be shut down right b now.” n North Cowichan’s $26-million debt and annual n interest of $1.5 million was also raised. Baker, making extensive use of his Àip

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North Cowichan mayoral candidates (from left) Scott Baker, Clayton Balabanov, Joyce Behnsen, Jon Lefebure and Tom Walker await a question before a packed house at the Chemainus Seniors Centre Tuesday evening. chart, listed a number of services that has gone up in the past eight years, such as municipal wages: up 74 per cent; recreation expenses: up 50 per cent; and protective services: up 23 per cent. He said revenue has gone up by 13 per cent in that time. “Do the numbers; it’s impossible to run at that,” Baker said. “We’ll just keep going downhill and we’ll be out of money.” Behnsen said North Cowichan needs to welcome businesses. “It is time to reverse the reputation of North Cowichan from repelling businesses opportunities and an increased tax base to responding to the needs and the issues of or community and the business sector, as well as the people,” Behnsen said. Walker downplayed the size of the debt, explaining $18 million went toward the pool, built when the economy was booming. He said the municipality also has a reserve of $7 million.

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Lefebure and Balabanov agreed that having some debt is not a bad thing, but the current ¿ve-year ¿nancial plan should be revisited. The last question asked was if candidates would support the creation of a community association, which would receive early notice of rezoning, public land sales and the issuing of certain licences. Lefebure and Balabanov were in favour of it. Walker was open to it, but questioned what model would best suit Chemainus. Behnsen said she would make council meetings more accessible by moving council meetings from the afternoon to the evenings and Baker said people need to elect the right people who would look after them. The two-hour meeting was split with the ¿rst hour devoted to the mayoral candidates. The second hour allowed attendees the chance to meet individually with the mayoral candidates and those running for council.

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ormer Cowichan MLA Graham Bruce said he’s disappointed by Monday’s federal ruling that he breached the Lobbyist’s Code of Conduct by failing to register. “I’m not a lobbyist, I’m just a person who does work,” said Bruce, a former B.C. Liberal cabinet minister who’s now Island Corridor Foundation’s executive director. But the Of¿ce of the Commissioner of Lobbying of Canada found work Bruce did for Cowichan Tribes, and the Cowichan Journey of a Generation Society between November 2005 and June 2007, was lobbying.

“I disagree with Mr. Bruce’s assertion that he was never engaged in registrable lobbying activity,” said commissioner Karen Shepherd. “He arranged meetings with federal public-of¿ce holders on behalf of his clients, for payment. “I take the view those who are engaged in registrable lobbying activity, whether they’re registered or not, must comply with the Lobbyists Code of Conduct.” CJOG was created by Tribes to prepare for hosting the 2008 North American Indigenous Games. Bruce’s paid duties — which saw his consulting ¿rm collect a fee of $16,666 monthly, plus expenses between July 1, 2006 and June 30, 2007 — included him arranging meetings between federal politicians and his clients, the commission said. The commission concluded

Bruce booked meetings between Tribes of¿cials and former federal ministers David Emerson, Chuck Strahl and Gary Lunn. Shepherd said while the fact Bruce wrote those of¿cials did not constitute lobbying, the fact he arranged meetings did. She concluded he was a contracted consultant lobbyist and had to register as one. Bruce’s lawyer told the commission in May Bruce was a Tribes employee. Bruce noted his lawyer and Cowichan Tribes had advised he did not have to register. “The work of communicating with public of¿cials was not more than 20 per cent of the work I was doing,” he said Thursday. “All the work I was doing was under existing (federal) acts to assist Cowichan Tribes in implementation of treaties

or incremental treaty work.” Shepherd investigated Bruce after an RCMP probe, ¿nished in September 2010, recommended against charges for breaking the Lobbyists Registration Act. A 2007 B.C. NDP complaint to the provincial conÀict of interest commissioner about Bruce’s role with Tribes did not lead to an investigation. The commission’s code of conduct ¿ndings do not carry any formal consequences, however, commission staff explained breaking the code could sully a lobbyist’s reputation and affect their ability to attract clients. Bruce hinted he’s learned a lesson through the federal and provincial ¿ndings. “Just register,” advised others considering similar work.

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Chemainus residents rallying to keep library out of Waterwheel Park

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nrest about maybe building Chemainus’ modern new library in Waterwheel Park will be aired during Tuesday’s special council meeting at Chemainus high school. But Mural Town’s bigger book building — whether built on public land at Waterwheel, the old ¿rehall site, or elsewhere — is one of 19 projects detailed in the draft Chemainus Town Centre Revitalization Plan. “There’s no ¿nal design for anything right now,” said Mayor Tom Walker. “There’ll be more public consultation on the library and each part of the revitalization.” He cited proposed streetscapes, seaside boardwalks, a skate park and rebuilding of Kin Park. Tuesday’s meeting will see presentations on Chemainus advisory committee recommendations, then questions answered by staff, consultants and councillors. Chemainus Chamber of Commerce members questioned the idea of the Vancouver Island Library Board building the facility at Waterwheel if 50-odd parking stalls are lost, plus views of two big murals. “There’ll be no covering up of any murals,” vowed Walker. “But the bottom line is,” visitorcentre manager Marlie Kelsey said of parking loss, “as pedestrian friendly

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Residents say the potential for obscuring views of murals like this one is one reason to reject the idea of a library in Waterwheel Park. as we want to make it, we can’t forget we’re a tourist town and depend on tourist dollars coming into the community. “We support building the library in the old ¿re-hall building.” So did Johanna Reymerink, Chemainus Museum’s president. “If the library goes in Waterwheel’s parking lot, taking away 50 parking spots, it’s crazy,” she said of the park’s current 80-some stalls. We want the library out of the revitalization plan, and into the old ¿re hall.” Tentative plans see the ¿re hall as ground-level commercial space, mixed housing above, and possible heritage preservation, Walker explained. Museum members have $53,000 for a three-storey facility they want

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Don’t hesitate to put dangerous dogs down Kid gloves not needed: Owners who cannot control their pets shouldn’t be allowed to keep them

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y and large the majority of Cowichan residents are animal lovers. It’s no different here at the News Leader Pictorial. That doesn’t change the fact dangerous dogs that have proven track records of injuring people need to be removed from human contact completely. And if that proves impossible, they need to be put down. The SPCA is currently in possession of a pair of dogs thought to have attacked people on three separate occassions in the Cowichan Bay estuary recently. People’s To be clear, we are not in possession of all the relevant information in this safety comes particular case. We cannot pass judgment before pets on these particular dogs. However, if the facts of the case con¿rm these dogs have a track record of unprovoked, repeated attacks on cyclists and pedestrians, and that the owner has failed in keeping them away from the public, despite warnings to do exactly that, then we fail to see why the dogs should not be permanently seized from the owners. And if it is shown that aggressive behaviour is now ingrained as part of their nature, we fail to understand why they should be farmed out to other owners, or kept by the SPCA, where they can injure more innocents. Cowichan Tribes, which seems to be taking the issue of animal control more seriously, must continue along that path. All authorities must not let soft hearts get in the way when the circumstances warrant. We don’t want anything bad to happen to dogs. We think most bad dog problems are caused by bad dog owners. We love dogs. But we love people more. People should not be walking our streets in fear. Children should not be at risk.

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Seeing both sides of: all-candidate forums The case against

The case for There are only so many opportunities for voters to have direct contact with the people on the campaign trail. Yes, there are flaws to the formats used, and difficulties elevating discussion from platitudes like “I love my community” and “I will listen to the people.” But actually seeing how potential leaders respond to questions is better than reading a pamphlet and if you’re lucky, real debate might break out.

Candidates listen during Tuesday’s Duncan forum.

Occupy movement has less traction in Canada Patrick Hrushowy

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e can be thankful here in the Cowichan Valley that we don’t have a major daily newspaper or television station. If we did, our crew of social progressives and union hardliners would probably still be camping in the park next “We have far to the railway station in downtown Duncan. less to be angry As it turned out, our loabout in Canacal collection of Protestors R Us dutifully showed da.” up several Saturdays ago to lend support for the movement that began in New York, ... and mercifully called it a day after a couple of hours and got on with their lives. With

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no media attention, why hang around? I apologize to my many friends who turned out that day to highlight their issues. This is not an attack on any of you personally, but rather a comment on the futility of what this movement is purporting to do. Given enough time and foul weather, the hardcore occupiers in Vancouver and Victoria will eventually call it quits well short of any revolution occurring. Besides, I think revolutions are a waste of time if the objective is to reduce the power and inÀuence of the so-called one per cent that comprise the ruling elite in society. It’s been my experience that when a revolution is over all that has been accomplished is there are different people riding around in the limousines. In other words, there will always be an elite who have access to power, inÀuence and wealth that the remaining 99 per cent can only dream about. Revolutionary leaders seem to end up no less pampered than capitalist leaders.

Too many candidates, too many questions, too many set pieces and agendas. All-candidate forums fail to provide what the average voter really wants: a chance to interact with the people who want their vote. In this communication age, what we really want are informal coffee shop conversations. These can be filmed and put on the internet for all to see.

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Yes, revolutions can turn economic and social systems completely on their ear and horrendously oppressive regimes can be overthrown. But they are all too often replaced by repressive systems no more sympathetic to the common citizen — other than in name. It’s worth remembering this movement originated in New York on Wall Street where capitalist greed is prominently on display and where speculative schemes were pursued that brought the U.S. and world economies precariously close to collapse in 2008. This is not the case in Canada where our liberal tradition of democracy and regulatory regime has isolated us to a signi¿cant degree from this global economic malaise. We have far less to be angry about in Canada; let alone enough to drag capitalists out into the street for Àogging. If protesters want something to be angry about they should be pointing their ¿ngers at

debt-crazy European politicians who are bringing the Euro to the brink of collapse through their continued borrowing like there was no tomorrow. If the Euro is abandoned, the 2008 ¿nancial crisis precipitated in the United States will look like a walk in the park. The impact will reverberate throughout the world. Why those European governments failed to make provision to pay back money they borrowed is beyond me. If occupiers want to make a very direct and impactful statement they should occupy the lobbies of the embassy from Greece, and maybe even the embassies from Italy, Portugal and Ireland. Patrick Hrushowy writes every Friday in the News Leader Pictorial. Email him at phrushowy@shaw.ca


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What’s the most important local election issue for you? “Public transit. I live in Crofton and use transit for getting to VIU and to work, but it’s just too hard getting back and forth. They need more buses.”

Amanda Folster, Crofton

“Jobs from local industries. Let’s bring some new industries here so families can stay in Cowichan, and be successful. We should also be supporting local small businesses.”

Lori Fasullo, Cowichan Bay

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

Candidates need to step up to the plate to engage local youth

Children given wrong message by factory farm tour

Dear editor I ¿nd factory farming a sad, unethical and lamentable practice in our society, so I was disturbed with the picture of the school children happily viewing the tiered rows of caged chickens. What were they learning on this ¿eld trip? Did they ¿nd out that these unhappy birds spend their lives in a crowded cage without ever seeing the light of day or living a natural life? These kids are being taught it is natural and normal for chickens to be treated as machines that lay eggs. Kaye Smillie

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am a 19-year-old student who attended the Oct. 25 North Cowichan all-candidates’ meeting in Maple Bay. When I looked around, I did not see a Dear editor single one of my peers. Response to: $2.6 million US seized; Lake Unfortunately, I can completely understand Cowichan man faces charges why teens are not interested, or motivated to get The 11 independent police departments caninvolved with politics. not provide the same or improved level of serI stood there for almost two hours, and got more vice and functionality while cutting costs than confused and frustrated. the RCMP does. The 11 municipalities that Kaye Smillie Not only did I barely understand much of what provide their own police departments, spend Artist Kaye Smillie has tackled the subject of factory farming in her work (above) and her writing (left). the candidates were saying, but the disrespect for much more money on policing than most other the guidelines and the cattiness of everyone made cities in Canada, on both a per-capita basis and subsequently dissolved. That left an enhanced “Candidate banned for investment fraud” that me feel like I was back in high school. as a percentage of GDP. organization with the time and resources to the settlement agreement he signed didn’t What kind of teenager wants to stand in a The RCMP maintains the policing infrastrucinvestigate ¿nancial players big and small. contain the word “fraud” is completely untrue. crowded room that’s hot and full of hostility? ture for the province. This infrastructure includes The BCSC stopped Michael Ruge’s operation Here is the link to the settlement agreement: I am not saying I have no interest in politics at all centrally provided police functions that serve in early 2003; just months after the majority http://www.bcsc.bc.ca/comdoc.nsf/comdoc.nsf/ at this point; I’m just saying the face of the game all communities. In addition to capital-intensive of investment capital had been collected. The webpolicies/5CEC3C1E4C3A179788256FF90 needs to change. items, such as boats and planes, the RCMP money sat essentially idle for two years while 067C95F?OpenDocument I have spent hours listening to candidates say provides specialized units such as unsolved hothey investigated — a death sentence for any You’ll see that under the section of the nothing but how they want to “change” the commicide, hate crime, commercial crime and traf¿c actively traded fund. According to an indepenagreement titled “fraudulent sale of securimunity for the better. But when I try to make a enforcement that serve all jurisdictions in British dent audit, most of the losses incurred by the ties,” subsection 16 reads: “16. Ruge placed decision on who I would like to run the town I live Columbia. In essence, the RCMP is the umbrella fund took place under the stewardship of the approximately $782,206 with companies and in, I still draw a blank. for all policing in the province. Now we can add B.C. government. individuals who were af¿liated with him and, The same old things are being said again and another 2.6 million reasons why the RCMP is The ¿nancial ¿asco in the United States shows also, with Ruge himself, thereby perpetrating again. the right ¿t as B.C.’s police force. we cannot be cavalier about deregulation. Yet fraud against the Investors, contrary to section I’m tired of people boasting that once elected, William Perry the BCSC remains a staunch opponent of a Ca57.1 (b) of the Act.” they will make the town somewhere for the Victoria nadian National Securities Commission. Check Section 57.1 (b) if the Securities Act refers younger generation to have a good future. I don’t out the public accounts for the salaries of some speci¿cally to perpetrating fraud. see a bright future for young students who don’t of its employees and you may ¿ nd a clue to their Richard Gilhooley, Communications OfÄ cer know jack about anything that goes on in our Ruge a victim of the B.C. Securities opposition. British Columbia Securities Commission political system. Commission The reason Mr. Ruge signed the agreement During the federal election, I was lucky enough Dear editor with BCSC is simple: money — no pun intendto on Jean Crowder’s campaign. I learned Environmental movement proven by so work Re: “Candidate banned for investment fraud” ed. It takes up to $300,000 in legal fees to ¿ght much in such a short time, because people took The British Columbia Securities Commission the government and its hordes of lawyers. Most simple math the time to explain things in an informal and easy was granted increased staff and budget by the citizens and small business people can’t afford it. Dear editor way. When I had questions, I was not treated like NDP government of the 1990s, presumably to Public agencies with wide-ranging powers and Letter writer Norm Dueck claims environa child. deal with the Vancouver Stock Exchange. The the responsibility to self-police must walk a ¿ne mentalism is futile considering a volcano The older generation needs to know that youth VSE was running amok at the time and was line between guarding our interests and abuse supposedly spewed enough CO2 to negate have many great and innovative ideas that can oof power, even if it is not done with malice. Oh, ¿ve years of our society’s (alarmingly meager) change this world drastically; we just need more aand by the way, large newspapers have large carbon cutting efforts. May I point out to him people to listen. llegal departments as well. Another uphill battle that 1+1 = 2; 1+0 =1. Why don’t the candidates ask them? ffor the little guy. Warren Chapman I had the idea of a youth-focused all-candidates’ BBill Greenway Duncan meeting, but all I’m experiencing is dead ends and “Will you try to refuse your Smart Meter?” NNorth Cowichan phone calls not being returned. You answered: (55 votes) Everyone embraces the idea. No one has come More letters online 54 per cent NO forward with any assistance for a free venue. SSigned document shows Ruge’s With a lot of phone calls and persistence, I have Also, read fresh stories every day and share To vote on the next Question of the Week, log onto the claims c untrue organized three ‘Coffee with the Candidates’ your thoughts immediately through the comweb poll at www.cowichannewsleader.com DDear editor sessions. The ¿rst will be on Nov. 7 at the Duncan ments function. Michael Ruge’s statement in your article Garage at 10 a.m., The second will be on Nov. 9 at at cowichannewsleader.com Coffee on the Moon at 4 p.m. The third will be on November 15 at Java World at 5 p.m. These kinds of settings are more conducive to talking and having one-on-one discussions in a much more relaxed and respectful way. 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This was despite the fact Holzman’s family members had altered work and school schedules to make sure he had constant care. Jobs were put in jeopardy, life plans put on hold. Prior to being added to the Home Sharing program, the family received just $233 a month for respite. But when CLBC is turning away single mothers for the home-sharing program, the odds weren’t in the family’s favour. “They said I would need to lose my job, I would need to lose my home, before they would even look at us,” Marshall said, adding she was even encouraged to go

in his community. The Marshalls want the government to pony up the cash to open spaces for home sharing for all those who need it — or at the very least, recognize parents as caregivers. “The government states I am not a caregiver, I am a parent. I was his parent until he was 19. Now I’m his caregiver,” Marshall argued. “The government doesn’t recognize that. They discriminate against parents, and give us no help. “Where is the support from CLBC? They promote healthy communities and healthy families, yet they won’t help while the situation is still relatively healthy. No wonder everybody in the system is so broken down — that’s the

only time you get help.” Of course, Holzman did end up gaining entrance Wednesday to the Home Sharing program after calls to CLBC from the media. “I am very grateful, don’t get me wrong,” Marshall said. “I just hope that CLBC looks at their criteria and I hope a lot more decisions will be reversed as well. I hope this is the start of something.” She encouraged other parents in similar situations to contact her (bobbi-jomarshall@hotmail.ca). “We are not asking for the same funding that homeshare providers get, but we are asking for some help,” she said. “The louder our voice, the more likely the government will hear us.”

NDP calls for criteria review Community Living B.C. staff say they assess and evaluate all requests for the home-sharing program on an individual basis. Staff meet with the individuals and their families to better understand their circumstances. Those with urgent health and safety needs get an immediate response, followed by people who have no services at all. Home sharing providers, meanwhile, have previous experience supporting adults with developmental disabilities, and CLCB monitors home sharing arrangements. Nanaimo-North Cowichan MLA Doug Routley (pictured), meanwhile, and his fellow NDP colleagues are calling for an independent review of CLBC to prevent situations such as the one the Marshalls found themselves in. “We bring individual cases forward as we can and they get dealt with — it’s dealt with on a one-off basis to make the noise go away, but it doesn’t address the systemic problem, and it’s one of management and of design of programs and services,” said Routley before CLBC had reversed its decision about Holzman. “This all calls for an independent review to the benefit of everyone.”

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Friday, November 4, 2011

Kane’s quest began about a month ago from A1

“One thing I do know from a very young age is I always wanted my own children, as they are my own Àesh and blood,” she said. “I haven’t told many people about my story because I don’t want to have to explain it to them as I only know so much myself.” Her mission started about a month ago. So far, she was able to track down the article published in the Cowichan Leader through the Cowichan Historical Society. “It has been 44 years since my birth mother made the decision to do what she did…. “I want my (birth parents) to know it is OK to come forward and meet me. I would pray that they would feel the same way.” Kane’s adopted parents, Ray and Doris, have both passed away. Anyone with any information that might be useful to Kane can email her at sherri@blue-circle.ca.

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Everything you ever wanted to know about being a parent Friday, November 4, 2011

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Connecting Parents: Cowichan mini-conference being billed as being as stimulating as a day out at the spa, but focused on your kids Ashley Degraaf

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ittle John just isn’t getting toilet training‌ it’s been six months. My Emma won’t touch broccoli or any vegetable for that matter. When Jack plays with Jane they always end up scrapping. I have to show you the cutest photos my friend took of her little guy. They’re adorable. Went to the market the other day... every time I go, it’s hasta la vista to extra spending money. These are pretty typical coffee conversation tidbits shared between parents.

Presenters include: Wendy Erickson (full-day kindergarten/play-based learning), Berkley Vopnfjord (photographing children), Christy Thomson, Julie Kostyk, Cindy Hlus (modern family grocery cart make-over), Kristen Rumohr (early literacy skills at library), Shelley Rattink (parent stress), Dr. Katherine Herbert (understanding your pre-schoolers temperament) Jenny Devries (the toilet train), Rebecca Boon (sounds fun), Margaret Caron (process art), Bonnie Potter (power of positive parenting), Patti Patstone and Naama Sharabi (positioning and equipment for infants), Jessica McPherson (what babies want), and Myna Thompson (navigating child care searches) A schedule of the day’s events as well as a registration form can be found at www.cowichankids.ca

These same concerns/topics are also the inspiration behind Cowichan’s Success By 6’s Connecting Parents mini-conference Nov. 26. “This is going to be one of the coolest days out for parents,â€? Success By 6’s Cindy Lise said. “We’ve got everything in place, now we just need the parents.â€? The deadline for registration is looming (Wednesday, Nov. 16) for the group’s Âżrst all-day parenting-palooza. “It’s kind of like a spa day out but focused on kids,â€? Lise described of the event, which includes presentations about children’s photography, playtime, grocery shopping, toilet training, and handling temperaments. The best part, Lise said, is child minding is available by trained professionals, and lunch, refreshments and snacks are included. “This is a day parents don’t want to miss and it’s a day just for them,â€? Lise said. “What we love to do is to be able to connect parents to their community and what’s available to them.â€? And often parents just need to hash it out with other parents, she added. “So often you can feel isolated. This is a great way to bring everyone together and a great way to meet people.â€? The conference is focused on parents of new-borns to six year olds. If all goes well, it could be an annual Cowichan event. “We need people to register to have it happen,â€? Lise said hinting at a slow start to registration. Pre-registration is a must.

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B2 Cowichan News Leader Pictorial

Global cycle trek brings understanding to the mentally ill Peter W. Rusland

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o marathon cyclist Michael Schratter, Halloween’s pretend horrors pale beside real terror experienced by mentally ill folks. “Psycho scared the crap out of everyone, but that’s Hollywood’s depiction of people dealing with mental illness,� he said Saturday at Duncan’s U-Fix-It Bikeworks during his global Ride Don’t Hide awareness odyssey. The Vancouver school teacher’s 40,000-kilometre tire trek across 30 countries has a personal side. He has bipolar disorder, and has battled depression. But Schratter’s shining light on his condition,

and other disorders keeping the mentally ill in dark corners — partly due to untruths by tabloids and slasher Âżlms. “If it bleeds, it leads,â€? he summed of sensationally reported crimes by disabled folks. “We refer to the mentally ill as bums,â€? he said of complex conditions swept under society’s rug. “That’s a sick society that doesn’t know what it’s doing.â€? But Abe Lincoln, Steve Jobs, Winston Churchill and artist Edvard Munch knew — despite being bipolar, he explained. “The solution is people Âżnding the guts to share their stories so laypeople become educated as to what (mental illness) is all about.â€? A teenage female — who’s battled depression

Friday, November 4, 2011

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and mulled suicide — told her worries and hopes to a sympathetic Schratter. “I’ve been judged and shunned by so many people,� she said. “Sometimes people don’t even realize they’re judging others,� Schratter, 42, said. “Will you forgive them?� “Yeah,� she said. “I realized what I would have missed through suicide,� he said softly. “I promise you’ll get through this.� Schratter’s awareness adventure, sponsored by the Canadian Mental Health Association, started Aug. 1, 2010. It ends Nov. 12 in Vancouver when he aims to have raised $100,000 for the CMHA.

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Friday, November 4, 2011

Cowichan News Leader Pictorial B3

Scott Baker for Mayor

Follow the money (#2)… and it ain’t funny Our children don’t deserve a $23 million + debt

I was shocked by many things during my recent visits to North Cowichan’s director of finance.

DOESN’T ANYONE ELSE CARE?

A big thing that surprised me was that I was the first and only candidate who sat down to take a closer look at the finances of our municipality. While all the other candidates are out there making promises, I was the only one to discover just how much things cost us.

THE POOL… FROM $15M TO $27M

Another big shock was just how much the new swimming pool is costing us. Do you realize that North Cowichan first said the pool would cost us only $15 million? By the time it was finished, the costs had risen to $20 million. And every year, adding on operating costs and interest on the loan, the pool is costing us more than $2 million. So, something that was supposed to cost about $15 million is really costing us $27 million and it’s rising each year.

COSTS OUT OF CONTROL, TAXES RISING The pool isn’t the only thing that is costing us money big time. Since 2002, the revenue that North Cowichan takes in (mostly in your taxes) has risen by about 13% from about $35M to about $41M. Not bad, over 10 years.

Honest, diligent and straightforward I am very pleased to see Scott Baker running for Mayor of North Cowichan and I am happy to give him my full support. Over the past decade, I have been involved with him both as an investor and a partner and have found him to be upright and honourable in his business dealings. He has always been honest and straightforward and I enjoy the speed that he works at and the diligence he brings to all his work at getting a job done right the first time. Louis Adams, Lumber remanufacturing owner, Crofton

But while our income was rising a little bit each year, guess what was happening to our expenses? They were going through the roof. Take a look at these figures:

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WHAT WOULD I DO?

Well, in the first place, I would stop the blame game, roll up my sleeves and work to get our financial house in order. I would figure out what went wrong and how to put things right. I would ask questions like:  Do we really need a bigger municipal hall?  Why don’t we spend our tax dollars at home?  How can staff costs be better managed? And all the while I would be working to make sure North Cowichan serves its citizens – taxpayers like you and me – in an efficient, straightforward way with no BS.

So, what does all this tell you? It tells me that while our income was rising just a little bit every year, our elected leaders were giving the okay to projects that are saddling us and our children with debt. The way they have been spending makes drunken sailors look downright stingy.

WHAT DOES THIS MEAN TO YOU?

Have you watched your municipal tax bill increase steadily over the past few years. Well, you ain’t seen nothing yet! There has been about a 30% rise in taxes on the average home since 2006. The increase has been even more dramatic for business owners. But get used to it folks. From the way I read the numbers, it looks like we will all be facing a 5-7% tax increase every year for the forseeable future.

BRINGING IT CLOSER TO HOME

Let’s take away some of the zeros from those million dollar figures that the municipality spends. Let’s say you earned $35,000 in 2002 and your earnings today are $41,000. But what if, in the same time, your spending jumped to about $70,000? And what if you maxed out your credit cards and took out a loan for $20,000 to build a fancy swimming pool in your backyard? You would be in pretty rough shape, wouldn’t you? Our municipality is no different.

Until next week, Scott Baker

Scott is creative and ‘connects the dots’ I have known Scott Baker for about six years. He has been instrumental in making our agriculturebased businesses a success. Scott has tremendous creativity and drive to get things done with less cost and better results than anyone else I know. Scott also has a tremendous capacity for quickly understanding complex ideas from a variety of disciplines and connecting the dots to elegant solutions. My dealings with him have been primarily in agriculture and poultry processing, however anyone who is aware of the growth of Scott’s own businesses will attest to his acumen for getting the job done and building wealth in short order. Lyle Young, Owner,Island Farmhouse Poultry Ltd.

VOTE SMART! – Visit Scott Baker for Mayor online to find out how and where to vote in North Cowichan elections Scott-for-Mayor@shaw.ca 250-246-0391 https://sites.google.com/site/scottbaker4mayor

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Friday, November 4, 2011

1969: swimming

DATELINE: COWICHAN

by Ann Andersen

During a half-hour time limit swim at a fundraiser for a swimming pool in Duncan, North Cowichan alderman Margaret Robertson completed 25 laps while City of Duncan alderman Martin Lukaitis ďŹ nished three laps.

1969: protests Nanaimoâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Malaspina College head Dr. C. M. Opgaard praised students from the Duncan area who took part in a protest to voice objections to the proposed test of an atomic device by the United States on an island off the Alaskan coast.

Politicians pursue amalagamation

1969: elections In student council elections at Quamichan junior secondary school, Rick Metz was elected president and Pat Fedun, vice-president. Rounding out the council were Emmy Nieuweboer, Janet Viala, Audrey Garside and Gary Metz.

Pictures of the Past

Fitness and fashion are hardly new concepts to the valley, although the manifestations of each may have changed somewhat over the years. In this Cowichan Leader picture from 1980 Cowichan Courts ďŹ tness director Linda Van Beest goes through a curl routine under the watchful eye of instructor Marion Oczkowski during the facilities ďŹ rst body-building seminar for women. â&#x20AC;&#x201D;We want your historical photos of Cowichan people and places. Email a high resolution jpeg along with your phone number and a brief explanation to editor@ cowichannewsleader.com. Or drop by during regular ofďŹ ce hours and weâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;ll scan it in. More heritage photos are available for viewing online at www.cowichanvalleymuseum.bc.ca.

Dateline 1969: 1969: North Cowichan candidate pushing Ann Andersen

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unicipal election candidates are sometimes quiet on the amalgamation issue. Not this year, though, and certainly not in November 1969, when North Cowichan mayoralty candidate and veteran alderman Gerry Smith said he would work for amalgamation of North Cowichan and the City of Duncan. His extension of North Cowichanâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s boundaries would also include part of Saltair with boundaries at Saltairâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s lagoon. Smith was half of the larger-than-life duo that dominated â&#x20AC;&#x201D; some would say overĂ&#x20AC;owed â&#x20AC;&#x201D; the mayorâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s chair between the late â&#x20AC;&#x2DC;60s and late â&#x20AC;&#x2DC;70s. The other half was George Whittaker. Smith, who had by now served as alderman for 11 years and was justly proud of his record on the public works and parks and recreation committees, and hospital and library boards looked to 1971 for amalgamation of the City of Duncan and the municipalityâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s south end Âżre departments. Instead of a full-time Âżre chief there should be a paid administrator who would also serve as Âżre marshall. â&#x20AC;&#x153;All recreation in the south end and the city should also come under joint administration similar to the new established Pioneer Park committee,â&#x20AC;? he said.

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Friday, November 4, 2011

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“You have no choice. You have to take it in Victoria and you have to take part of it on a computer,” she previously said. BCAA director of road safety strategies owichan Valley MLA Bill David Dunne responded to Dusseault’s Routley is reminding local seniors to get their petitions in concerns saying they aren’t new and aren’t falling on deaf ears. about the province’s seniors’ “DriveABLE is a cognitive driving driving retesting program. assessment for people with potential cogA number of riled-up seniors raised nitive impairments. It’s a way of assessing qualms about Of¿ce of the Superintenthose functions related to driving,” he dent of Motor Vehicles DriveABLE explained. retests this summer and Routley is col“The way the research was developed, lecting names to take to the Nov. 21 to 24 the t kinds of navigational errors legislation sitting. people would make because p He’s also planning on saying a they’re not familiar with their t few words to the legislature on surroundings aren’t scored,” behalf of local concerns. Dunne said on unfamiliar city “One of the clear things, ¿rst, cruises. “So there’s no bias. is to try and provide the whole They’ve also validated research experience locally and not pull from people from rural and people out of their communiurban areas and there was no u ties,” Routley said. “There ought Bill Routley: difference with the outcome.” to be a way to practise locally. petitions please Results are always compared I don’t like the idea people are to t others the same age. forced to sit at computers. “It’s much more of an age-sensitive tool, “We’ve had people who’ve been really as opposed to an ICBC road test which is upset. One guy even lost 11 pounds over the worry of going into a room and into a the same test, pass or fail, no matter what kind of mystery maze where they have no age you are.” Routley and a rural caucus group are idea what it all means.” working on forming recommendations to Duncan’s Ann Dusseault created the put forward. Cowichan cruise for action following a Petitions are available at Routley’s local seniors-focused driving workshop. of¿ce at 273 Trunk Rd. in Duncan. Call She had a whole list of concerns about the DriveABLE assessment including the 250-715-0127 for information. “We’re just trying to gather as much fact seniors are taking the road portion of information as we can so we can put the test in an unfamiliar city in an unfaforward recommendations,” he said. miliar company car. He’s urging seniors to get petitions in The 74-year-old also hates how seniors are plunked in front of a computer for the before the end of November, preferably by mid-November. ¿rst bit. Ashley Degraaf

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that more than 40 per cent of the countryâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s national budget is comprised of donor aid, which has an undeniable and very tangible effect â&#x20AC;&#x201D; both positive and negative,â&#x20AC;? Lin, 27, said. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Many people assume that this â&#x20AC;&#x2DC;donor dependencyâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; allows for Malawians to sit back, but the people here are extremely resourceful and industrious.â&#x20AC;? This is despite uncontrollable variables, such as weather â&#x20AC;&#x201D; Lin points out that during any given

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B12 Cowichan News Leader Pictorial

Friday, November 4, 2011

Its no Stretch to Änd good art in small packages (or large) Cherry Point Artists: Weekend show and sale focuses in smaller pieces Krista Siefken

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he Cherry Point Artists have ambitiously planned two shows this month: one in the foyer of the Cowichan Theatre, and another featuring small framed — and ready-to-frame — pieces just in time for Christmas. But as an artist, Val Stretch de¿nitely has a preference. “I don’t do many small pieces,” she says of her paintings that span oils watercolours, acrylics and more. “I de¿nitely prefer larger ones.” Stretch, who joined the Cherry Point Artists last year, will have half-a-dozen of those larger pieces hanging in the theatre’s lobby this month. Still, she can’t deny the appeal of

Sunday’s show and sale at the Duncan Community Lodge. “If you’re decorating a home, there are very inexpensive pieces there — there’s a wide range of prices, sizes and types of paintings,” she said. That’s a good way to describe Stretch’s individual work, too. She paints everything from people to places, animals to landscapes, with skills honed over a lifetime. “I’ve painted since childhood, but I joined a club (for artists) when I was in Oliver and learned some things there — and then people started buying my art,” she said. “After I came here, I checked out the different art clubs, and I liked what I found in the Cherry Point Artists — they really are a congenial group that meets to socialize as well as to learn and continue with our art.”

Cherry Points’ Karen Nelson, meanwhile, said framed pieces at Sunday’s show and sale are no larger than 12 inches by 12 inches — with a few 11 by 14 pieces slipped in — and there will be plenty of matted and wrapped paintings that are always popular with art buyers. As for the show at the Cowichan Theatre lobby, a total of 76 paintings will hang in the foyer, with viewings happening one hour before shows and during intermissions, between Nov. 1 and Dec. 2. Your ticket What: Cherry Point Artists’ Fall Show & Sale When: Sunday, Nov. 6 from 11 a.m. until 4 p.m. Where: Duncan Community Lodge (formerly Moose Hall) Tickets: Free

Krista Siefken

Cowichan painter Val Stretch has pieces in both of Cherry Point Artists’ November shows — one running month-long at the Cowichan Theatre, and the other happening Sunday at the Duncan Community Lodge.


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Friday, November 4, 2011

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Two free tickets are up for grabs to a Nov. 10 concert by Chemainus’ acclaimed tenor Ken Lavigne. He’ll be backed by a five-piece band during a bunch of ballads, show tunes and classical crossover hits. Funds raised from Lavigne’s 7:30 p.m. concert will support music programs at Che-

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Maggie skewers relationships and families role after her dramatic turn as Sister James in the Players’ recent penetrating version of Doubt. “Comedy’s in the writing here. “There are double meanings and sarcasm in things said, and so much is implied. “If you have a dirty mind like me, it’s instantly funny.” Brandon Newall has appeared in a slew of local plays, many humorous or laced with comedic overtones, so he’s on familiar turf as Wanda’s boyfriend, Axel Wilkie. “This play shows that pretty much every couple has some secrets from each other, especially couples that are like ‘We don’t have any secrets.’” But Duncan family demons emerge during Foster’s frolicking dialogue, signalled Perry. “No wedding ever goes off without a hitch. “Weddings are times when everyone reÀects on their special relationships — mom and dad wonder if there’s still ¿re in their relationship.” Maggie begins wondering about other stuff. “Her sister, Wanda, realizes she knows Maggie’s ¿ancé a little bit better than she ought,” Perry hinted. Enter humour. “Comedy here,” said Newall, “comes from the characters being so set in their ways. “Humour is generated by putting real people in unusual situations and vice versa,” he explained. “Maybe the situation here isn’t all that unusual.” Newall remembered a quote illustrating comedy’s creation. “It’s the mental faculty of discovering, expressing or appreciating the ludicrous or the absurd. People can relate to a situation, so they laugh.” They may also be laughing nervously as humour hits close to home. “The truth is out there,” Newall indicated of Maggie’s moral. Perry seemed to agree. “What makes us laugh is an exag-

Getting married: Mercury Players set to attack your funny bone Peter W. Rusland

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ood comedy turns mirrors on society, a notion apparently reÀected in Mercury Players’ production of Maggie’s Getting Married. Present-day action is set in the home of Cass and Tom Duncan (Laurel Hibbert, Bob Sullivan) on the night before daughter Maggie (Corrina Cornforth) marries beau Russell MacMillan (Alex Gallacher). But more than mere laughs, Maggie is also an exercise in what really tickles ribs. Director Gregg Perry’s play offers gaffes galore as skeletons rattle out of the Duncan family closet. “Maggie’s terri¿ed because every boyfriend she’s ever had has been stolen by her sister, Wanda (Marisa McLennan),” Cornforth said of the sit-com. “Every family does have secrets, but everything does turns out for the best in the end.” The road “There won’t be lined with a dry seat in the laughs could also be house.” called Truth Turnpike. “Every family has members that are similar to these characters,” Cornforth said of Norm Foster’s play piled with similarities to Perry’s cast. “Maggie’s so similar to me — I’m kind of neurotic and not good at making decisions, and she’s pretty insecure too.” Still, she’s amped about a comical

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Palm Court showcasing American classics John McKinley

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ilver is certainly something associated with the classics. So what better way to celebrate a silver anniversary than with some classic sounds? The latest edition of the Palm Court Orchestra’s silver anniversary concert series arrives Sunday with a special focus on the classic sounds of American theatre. Some Enchanted Evening will showcase Peter W. Rusland the scores of some of Broadway’s biggest Pianist Bruce Vogt before a heavenly names, like Cole Porter and Rogers and Oct. 23 Chemainus Classical Concert Hammerstein, and greatest shows includin St. Michael’s All Angel’s church. ing Oklahoma, Kiss Me Kate, The King

& I, Showboat and Gypsy. “You will be singing all the way hhome,” conductor Charles Job promises on the orchestra’s website. w Greenwood, a Andrew Greenwood: ¿re¿ghter by trade, baritone bbrings a lengthy rresume with him, including work with Victoria’s Paci¿c Opera, the Vancouver & Edmonton Operas and performances with the Victoria Symphony, the Vancouver Symphony, the Prince George and Kamloops Symphonies, and the Vancouver Bach Choir.

For his debut with the PCO, he is expected to perform Oh What a Beautiful Morning from Oklahoma, Ol’ Man River from Showboat, Jerome Kern’s All The Things You Are, It’s a Grand Night For Singing and The Impossible Dream from Man of La Mancha. The Orchestra concludes the concert with selections from Les Miserables. Your ticket What: Some Enchanted Evening featuring the Palm Court Orchestra and baritone Andrew Greenwood When: 2:30 p.m., Sunday, Oct. 6 Where: Cowichan Theatre. Tickets: $30 by calling 250-748-7529 or log on to www.cowichantheatre.bc.ca.

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Friday, November 4, 2011

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Saturday David K CD Release, Take 2: the Cowichan singer/songwriter, multi-instrumentalist and music producer re-releases Take A Mile, a remixed and remastered version of a recording he made eight years ago, 7:30 p.m. at The Live Room in the Duncan Music store at 488 Trans Canada Hwy. Tickets are $10 advance or $12 at the door from Duncan Music or call 250-701-5606. Canadian Federation of University Women Bridge Luncheon: to raise scholarship/bursary funds for Cowichan Valley women

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Your Cowichan events calendar pursuing post-secondary education, 11:30 a.m., Duncan Christian Reform Church on Trunk Road. This social event is held. Tickets $25. Call Nora at 250-748-4882 or Maureen at 250-748-4564. Proceeds fund the Clubâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s scholarship program. Open Mike Song Writers Nite: The hottest open mike on the Island keeps getting hotter with special guests: Celtic Rockers Skellig, 7 p.m., Dancing Bean CafĂŠ, 9752 Willow

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St., Chemainus. Tickets by donation. Call 250-246-5050. Cowichan Swans Festival Masquerade Dance & Celebration: The culmination of the Festival is a feathered fundraiser where wildlife/nature themed costumes are encouraged, 8 p.m., Quwâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;utsunâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; Cultural Centre. It features a costume parade and silent auction with proceeds to the Somenos Marsh Wildlife Society. Tickets are $25. Information at 250-732-0462 or info@somenosmarsh.com. John Hood: a showing of his art, 6 to 9 p.m. at the El Centro CafĂŠ and Tasting Room, 150 Craig Street, Duncan. Information or RSVP at co.jo@telus.net

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p.m. at the CTRA facility on Providence Farm. More info at www.ctra.ca, or by phoning the CTRA ofďŹ ce at 250-7461028.

Sunday Mill Bay/Malahat Historical Society: open house featuring local historian T.W. Paterson, who will be doing a book signing, 1 p.m., Mill Bay Museum, upper ďŹ&#x201A;oor of Pioneer Square at the intersection of the Island Highway and ShawniganMill Bay Road. Prom Fair: Paper Doll Formals hosts a fashion show with door prizes 1 to 3 p.m. Quâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;wutsunâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; Cultural Centre. Entry will be by donation to the Food Bank. Call 250-5972737 for more. Wes Borgâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Comedy Night and Auditions: So you think you can be funny? Grab ďŹ ve minutes of that potential 15

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Tuesday Mill Bay District All-candidates Forum: Meet the choices in Area A 7:30 P.M., Mill Bay Community League Hall at Kerry Park. Sponsored by the South Cowichan Chamber of Commerce.

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GRIFFIN, Susan Ann Florence GRIFFIN, Susan Ann Florence It is with great sadness that the It is with sadness that the family of great Susan Ann Florence family of Susan Florence GrifďŹ n (nee Green) Ann announce her GrifďŹ n (nee Green)on announce sudden passing Octoberher 4, 2011 in Duncan BC. Susan (Sue) sudden passing on October 4, was born in Vernon August 12, 2011 in Duncan BC. Susan (Sue) 1955. was born in Vernon August 12, Sue is survived by her husband, 1955. Jonathan GrifďŹ n, and her Sue is survived by her children, Brittany andhusband, Keegan Jonathan GrifďŹ n, She andwill her GrifďŹ n of Duncan. be children, Brittanybyand deeply missed her Keegan family: sisternLinda (Larry) Poggemoeller, GrifďŹ of Duncan. She will be brothers-in-law Brian deeply missed by her (Diane) family: and David GrifďŹ n; her nephews sister Linda (Larry) Poggemoeller, Sean (Roxanne) Poggemoeller, Cory (Benita) Poggemoeller brothers-in-law Brian (Diane) and Olivier GrifďŹ n; her nieces Vanessa and Jessica GrifďŹ n; and David GrifďŹ Roberts n; her nephews and her cousins Barb (Kirk) Cockerill, Donna and Gail Sean (Roxanne) Poggemoeller, Cory (Benita) Poggemoeller (Andrew) Gair. and Olivier GrifďŹ n; her nieces and Jessica n; Susan was pre-deceased by herVanessa Father, Roger Bignell GrifďŹ Green of Vernon and her Mother, cousins Ruth Barb Irene (Kirk) Green Cockerill, Donna Roberts and Gail Sue askedGair. so little and gave so much. She was a beautiful and (Andrew) precious giftpre-deceased of love and joy lled theRoger heartsBignell of those that Susan was bythat herďŹ Father, Green knew her. Sue's gracious and gentle caring manner created a and Mother, Ruthfamily: Irene Green Vernon very her large extended â&#x20AC;&#x153;papaâ&#x20AC;?ofJack Bush,"auntie" Eilleen Sue asked soand littleher and"cousins" gave so much. was Shikaze, a beautifulStew and Kawaguchi ShellyShe (Tom) precious gift of love Karen and joyGuber that ďŹ and lled the of those that (Sylvia) Kawaguchi, theirhearts families; "aunties" Kay Butler and Marge McDonald. She, in turn, was created an â&#x20AC;&#x153;auntâ&#x20AC;? knew her. Sue's gracious and gentle caring manner a to many friends.family: Brittany, Keegan, Jonathan thank all very largedear extended â&#x20AC;&#x153;papaâ&#x20AC;? Jackand Bush,"auntie" Eilleen of our family,and friends, community for your and support. Kawaguchi her and "cousins" Shelly (Tom)love Shikaze, Stew It sustains us. We are blessed by the depth of what she meant (Sylvia) Kawaguchi, Karen Guber and their families; "aunties" to so many others, a lifelong legacy of caring. There is no way Kay andshe Marge McDonald. in turn, an â&#x20AC;&#x153;auntâ&#x20AC;? to ďŹ llButler the void leaves behind. She, Sue loved to was celebrate life. to many dear friends. Brittany, For her: smile, love and live life.Keegan, and Jonathan thank all

AGNES V (NAN) LOCKIE APRIL 29, 1920 NOVEMBER 8, 2010 FOREVER LOVED - ALWAYS REMEMBERED I miss you mum, I miss your smile, I miss the fun we had I miss you being there for me in good times and in bad. I miss your strong opinions that you liked so much to share, I miss the little things youâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;d do to let me know you care. It hardly seems a year ago that God took you away, No matter how I cried and begged he would not let you stay. He broke my heart but he knew best for you were in such pain. Though mum I would give everything to have you back again. Marg Tames & family.

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of our family, friends, and community for your love and support. They shine a little brighter, they feel a little more It sustains us. your We are of what meant They touch lifeblessed in ways by nothe onedepth has ever doneshe before to so They manylove others, a lifelong legacy is no way a little stronger, they of livecaring. to giveThere their best to They ďŹ ll themake voidour shelives leaves behind. Sue do loved celebrate life. so blest, so why theytogo so soon? For her: anddeeper, live life.they see what's in your soul Theysmile, reachlove a little And even when they leave you know, you'll never let them go They shinea alittle littlericher, brighter, feel a little more The world's just they cause they came along They your on life and in ways no why one do hasthey evergo done before Theirtouch love goes on, so so soon? The ones with soulsstronger, so beautiful. heard someone sayâ&#x20AC;&#x201D; They love a little they Ilive to give their best be Borrowed Angels, here thissolife TheyThere make must our lives so blest, so why do theyingo soon? They come along, into this world, and make this world bright They reach a little deeper, they see what's in your soul They can't stay forever, cause they're heaven sent And even when they leave you know, you'll never let them go And sometimes, heaven needs them back again

The world's a little richer, just cause they came along Their love goes on and on, so why do they go so soon? The ones with souls so beautiful. I heard someone sayâ&#x20AC;&#x201D; There must be Borrowed Angels, here in this life They come along, into this world, and make this world bright They can't stay forever, cause they're heaven sent And sometimes, heaven needs them back again

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Friday, November 4, 2011

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Cobble Hill group now meeting at Sylvan United Church Hall, 985 Shawigan/Mill Bay Rd, Tuesday @ 7:30pm. Call 250-743-2333

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

Baby & Community Pat 250-748-6740 250-746-4236 Pam 250-749-4165 250-246-4463 Business & Professional 250-749-4165 Welcome: Myrna 250-746-1977 Website: www.welcomewagon.ca

LOST AND FOUND FOUND: Honda Key found in back of Salvation Army around 9pm on Oct. 31st. Available at Young’s Auto Detailing for identification. 250-748-2234 LOST in Duncan, ladies small gold ring with stones. REWARD. (250)246-9907 LOST I-PHONE, black, Reward for return of the memory card. If found please call (250)732-1944.

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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

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34TH ANNUAL CREATIVE CRAFT FAIRS 3100 Tillicum Rd Pearkes Rec. Centre Victoria BC. One of Vancouver Islands most popular fairs showcasing over 100 Exhibitors. Nov.11th to 13th. www.creativecraftfairs.com ANTIQUE COLLECTIBLE & home decor sale. Nov 9-12 (9-5) Comox mall. Lots of interesting treasures.

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CLOSING SALE: Quilt Shop from the Kootenays; Quilt fabric, Batiks, cottons ($10 a meter & down), notions, etc. books & patterns, collectible (ex: bears) and gifts. At fire sale prices, first come first serve. 5921 Highland Ave, Duncan. Oct. 28th & 29th & Nov. 3rd, 4th & 5th. 10-5pm. Or make an appt to fit your time, 250-701-0417.

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FARM WORKERS HORSE farm in Glenora area looking for farm help 5 mornings a week, $11/hr, 15 hrs a week, pls call Angela, 250-710-6811

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.

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When detailing your event do not forget to include: Name of Craft Fair ✔ Dates and Fair location ✔ Admission fee ✔ Wheelchair accessible ✔ Contact name & phone number ✔ Call toll free 310-3535 2 Wednesday & 2 Saturday issues Leader Pictorial Daily 8 issues PLUS - receive a free bonus… ad will also be placed on our website!

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Early Childhood Support Worker needed at Arcadian Early Learning to start ASAP. This three hours per day, Mon to Fri position is to work with a four year old in the daycare program. Please email resume to daycare3@telus.net before Nov. 12 or call 250-748-3922 for more information.

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Duncan Christian Elementary School is seeking a parttime (0.25 FTE) librarian to lead this important program towards 21st century learning. Post-secondary training as a librarian will be an asset. Duncan Christian Elementary serves about 145 students from Preschool to grade 7. We need someone who loves Jesus, has a heart for children, and can serve in a dynamic team environment. If you are interested in this position please contact Kevin Visscher for a detailed job description. Only those short listed for interview will be contacted. Kevin Visscher Principal

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Locally owned company is looking for an individual with experience in running and maintaining a concrete batching plant. Must also possess a valid commercial driver’s license and have excellent knowledge of the local area.

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Deliver the News Leader Pictorial on Wednesdays & Fridays AND SHAPE UP PERMANENT CARRIERS REQUIRED ON THE FOLLOWING ROUTES: CROFTON 503650 – Arthur, Coronation, Edmund, Emily, Musgrave (71 papers) DUNCAN 100505 – Auburn, Jaynes, Tzouhalem (62 papers) 100510 – Jaynes, Quamichan Park Pl, Rothwell Pl/Rd (44 papers) 101100 – Birch, Brier, Rosewood, Sycamore, Tzouhalem (86 papers) 101300 – Diana Dr/Pl, Regina, Tyler (66 papers) 101302 – Calais, Drumcullen, Wicks (64 papers) 101350 – Lakes, Wildwood, Woodland Dr/Pl (78 papers) 101352 – Calais (26 papers) 104500 – Allenby, Boal, Mearns, Polkey, Roberts, TCH (126 papers) 104503 – Dogwood, Glenora, Miller, Tzinquaw (61 papers) CALL LARA NOW Extension 224

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Please forward resume and current drivers abstract. (e) terry.bedrock @shawcable.com (f) 250-245-0249 PIONEER HOUSE Restaurant is looking for an energetic dishwasher for a full time position. Send resume via email pioneerhouse@shaw.ca or in person to Mark or Matt, 250746-5848. FOXSTONE Stable requires experienced stable worker, Thurs to Sat, 8-12pm, Sun 8-3:30pm. Email resume to foxstone@shaw.ca or fax 250748-3278

is looking for YOU! Need some extra money? Have a reliable vehicle? Like working outdoors in all types of weather? Available on Wednesdays and Fridays? We require adult relief carriers in the Cowichan Valley. What you must have: • Must have insured, reliable vehicle What you’ll be doing: • Door to door delivery of the News Leader Pictorial • Pickup papers from warehouse and deliver papers to homes on assigned route(s)

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What you receive: • Each route is paid a per piece rate • Fuel bonus • A HUGE THANK YOU! If this is something you are interested in, please contact:

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Friday, November 4, 2011

HELP WANTED EXPERIENCED TIRE MAN Required for sales and service

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We are still hiring - Dozer & excavator operators required by a busy Alberta oilfield construction company. We require operators that are experienced and preference will be given to operators that have constructed oilfield roads and drilling locations. You will be provided with motels and restaurant meals. Competitive wages, bonus and transportation daily to and from job sites. Our work is in the vicinity of Edson, Alberta. Call 780-723-5051.

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Fully experienced Grapple Yarder Operator Please forward resumes to: Operations Administrator, PO Box 220, Gold River, BC, V0P 1G0, Fax: 250-283-7222. Only those selected for an interview will be contacted.

Advertising Representative TEMPORARY POSITION This is a fantastic opportunity to develop a rewarding career in advertising and marketing. We currently require temporary display advertising sales help. This is an excellent opportunity for a longer term position. The Cowichan News Leader Pictorial is a division of Black Press Ltd., Canada’s largest independent newspaper company with more than 180 community, daily and urban newspapers in B.C., Alberta, Washington State, Ohio and Hawaii. We offer a great working environment with a competitive base salary and commission plan coupled with a strong benefits package. Please forward your resume with a cover letter by November 25, 2011 to: The Cowichan News Leader Pictorial Attn: Bill Macadam #2 5380 Trans Canada Hwy Duncan, BC V9L 6W4 email: publisher@cowichannewsleader.com A driver’s license, the use of your own vehicle and valid insurance are required. We thank all applicants for their interest but only those selected for an interview will be contacted.

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Local construction company requires experienced carpenter. Applicants must have valid BC drivers license and own hand tools. Salary will be based on experience & qualifications. Submit resume with reference contact information to: File #A955, Cowichan News Leader Pictorial, 1-5380 Trans Canada Hwy, Duncan, B.C., V9L 6W4

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Preferably with MVI Ticket for Cullen Diesel Power Ltd, Nanaimo BC. Detroit Diesel & Allison experience would be considered an asset.

We offer Full Benefits, Union Shop, Factory Training, Flexible Shifts. Fax resume’s to: (1)-250-758-9151 or E: fcp@cullendiesel.com

Master Industrial Construction Ltd. Is looking to hire journeyman Welders & Millwrights for full and part time employment. The potential employee(s) will be safety orientated with current WHMIS and Fall Protection training, along with forklift and manlift operator’s certification. Primary work location is Mid Vancouver Island (Nanaimo, Port Alberni, Ladysmith, etc.). Apply in confidence to The Chronicle, File #100, P.O. Box 400, Ladysmith, BC, V9G 1A3 or drop off at 341 First Ave., Ladysmith. RV TECH - certified, professional & have Gas Ticket. Fax resumes & ref to CountrySide RV at (250)746-1604, email to bestrvdeals@telus.net, phone (250)746-1699

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

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Garage Sales #ALLÖ ÖTOÖPLACEÖYOURÖGARAGEÖSALEÖADÖÖ ANDÖRECEIVEÖ&2%%ÖBALLOONS ÖINVENTORYÖANDÖTIPÖSHEETSÖ ANDÖBRIGHTÖYELLOWÖGARAGEÖSALEÖSIGNSÖ GARAGE SALES COBBLE HILL SUNDAY SWAP MEET & CRAFT SALE in BIG HALL 3550 Watson Ave, November 6 and every Sunday, 10am-3pm Venders selling: Doll clothes, scrubbies, gluten-free baking, postcards, eggs, feather art, children’s toys, jewellry, regular baking, and much, much more. Refreshments available. For space, Call Heather (250)743-7018 CROFTON: 1201 Barnes Rd., Sat., Nov. 5th, 9am-3pm. Barn sale; furniture, China & household items. DUNCAN, Estate Sale, Sat Nov 5, 8:30-12, 465 Herbert St. off Gov’t. (close to hospital) Tools, Shopvac, drills, garden tools, Toro lawnmower, wheelbarrow, furniture, etc!!! DUNCAN. Friends of Sean Gray Garage Sale Fundraiser. Sat., Nov 5th, 8-2, Cowichan Secondary School front turn around. This large sale will contain a wide variety of household and yard items. *All funds raised will be donated to the Friends of Sean Gary Trust. Sean is a longtime Cowichan Valley resident and an active community volunteer, father of five who is currently awaiting a liver transplant due to a rare condition call BuddChiari Syndrome.*

GARAGE SALES DUNCAN, Indoor Garage Sale in support of the Cowichan United Way and the Clements Centre Society, Sat Nov 5th, 8 to 3, 5856 Clements St., off James St. Tools, household items, books, toys & more! DUNCAN, Sat Nov 5, 9-2, 6714 Anzio Rd, off Norcross. Moving, household items, solid wood entertainment unit, lovely 6 piece bdrm suite, $300 ++

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


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Friday, November 4, 2011

MERCHANDISE FOR SALE

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HOMES FOR RENT

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5 CORDS of Mill ends, $295 delivered. Or you pick up, $50 pickup load. Call (250)4160069.

WE BUY HOUSES

DUNCAN, 2 bdrm, very clean, 5 appl’s, N/S, N/P, non-partier, Dec 1st. –second floor walk up, $800/mo. plus utilities, 250-246-1906.

PARKLAND PLACE 620 Dobson Road 250-748-0496

DUNCAN, large newer 2 bdrm, upper floor, 3 appl’s, shared laundry. Avail 15th. $1100 incl’s hydro. Pet considered. Ref’s req. (250)737-1613 DUNCAN, NEAR Downtown. 55+ gated, N/S. Large 3-bed, 2.5 bath, garage, 2-levels, 5 appl, fireplace. Like new. Refs. $1200+utils. 250-746-7435. DUNCAN, NEW 2 bdrm upper duplex, natural gas F/P, 5 new appls, priv ent, french doors onto back porch, beautiful yard, storage & prkg, walking distance to town, N/S, Dec. 1, $1200 + utils. (250)746-8182. DUNCAN: Very private and spacious 1/2 duplex near hospital on bus route. 3 bdrm, 2 full bath, 2000 sq ft. New paint, hardwood in living room and kitchen cabinet re facing. Open concept kitchen/dining/living room. 1 car garage with remote, 5 appliances (shared laundry), natural gas, REDUCED! $1400/m $1350/m, includes utilities. 250-748-3539. Pet considered. N/S. References required. Available Nov 15. DUNCAN, Walk to town, Quiet 3 bdrm upper, 1.5 baths, 5 appl’s. Fenced back yard. NS/NP. $1250 incl’s util. Nov 1st. 250-748-9059

FARMHOUSE,GENOA Bay,Duncan1100/mth,3 bedroom,2 baths,N/S,wood/elec heat,5 appl.carport,small pets ok, Available immediately murraymccarten@yahoo.ca

$900 - 2 bedroom newly renovated, ground level suite of house with large living area for rent! Located on quiet street near Queen of Angels school. Includes dishwasher, washer/dryer, brand new kitchen, and very close to bus stop. Hydro included in price. Small pets negotiable. Lease required. Please call Chelsea for details: 250-588-3011

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

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

MISCELLANEOUS FOR SALE 4 DAY EVENT!

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OF STORAGE GOODS New, used, collectibles, furniture & MORE! Visit us @ Chemainus Legion Hall, Mon Nov 7 to Thurs Nov 10th. Open 10am to 6pm, Mon, Tues & Wed. Thursday closes at 3pm

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Call or email for products

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shop@cbncanada.com ATTENTION ARTISTS & Photographers Michaela’s (beside Safeway) is cleaning out their mat drawers. Bring in your pictures and see what fits at bargain prices. $1.00 - $5.00 for cut mats of various sizes and colours. 250-746-1658. Open 10-5 Monday-Friday, 10-4 Saturday. CARPETS wrinkled? Restretch first room $75/$25 additional. Also tiles, laminate flooring installed. Semi-retired tradesman, reliable. Joe, 250701-8985.

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

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

MORTGAGES Mortgage Help! Beat bank rates for purchases and refinances, immediate debt consolidation, foreclosure relief, and equity loans. Free, fast, friendly, private consultations. Call 1888-685-6181 www.mountaincitymortgage.ca

RENTALS APARTMENT/CONDO NEAR NEW, 2 bedroom, centrally located, 5 appliances, adult orientated building, available November 1, 2011, $750.00 250-748-9622. 2 BDRM apt located in Tansor Industrial Park, F/S, W/D, elec/gas heat, large sundeck, N/P. Dec 1. $800. (250)7011919 or 250-701-1914 $500/MO STARTING- weekly available, many room types, furnished, w/common kitchen. All utils, internet included. FREE local calls, No Credit Checks. Call Motel, 250-7480661, (Duncan).

DUNCAN: 55+ condo, 2 bdrm, 5 appl’s, gas F/P, storage, secure level entry, walk to shopping, small pet ok. $825. Call (250)746-5669. DUNCAN- (8 km north) furnished studio apartment, on 8 acres. Laundry, satellite, heat, hydro. $550. (250)748-1310. DUNCAN: LARGE (850 sqft), 1 bdrm suite in quiet building, bright, spacious, balcony, W/D, F/S, D/W, downtown. NS/NP. Avail Dec. 1. $725 mo + utils. Call (250)701-7178. DUNCAN: STUDIO & 1 bdrm suites avail. Close to Beverly Corners, 4 blk to University, on bus route. New paint, new fixtures. $550-$625. Heat/hot water incld’d. NS/NP, refs. (250)748-3729. DUNCAN- SUITS responsible, clean tenant(s), 1 bdrm+ den condo. D/W, ensuite W/D, NS/NP. Available Now. References req’d. $700. Call (250)746-7389. LOVELY 1 & 2-BDRM suites, Central Duncan, seniors oriented bldg, heat included, N/S, N/P. Please call Art at 250-746-7241.

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

FREE Heat, hotwater & parking. Low hydro. Walking distance to: Shopping, Restaurants, Malaspina College, Pubs, Chances Casino. Quiet building with video security. Adjacent to 27 acres of parkland including playing fields, walking trails, swimming holes & fishing.

Renovated 2 Bdrm Apartment

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

Royal Alexander Apts

2575 Alexander St., Duncan

(250)746-6442

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

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Call (250) 710-7515 to view

HOMES FOR RENT

$850 2 bd 1 bath, Top fl Sherman Woods Apts, 5 newer appls, insuite laundry room + utilities, cat ok 250-929-2400.

30% OFF all Jewellery! Basix Drum Kit, KEF C75 stereo speakers, ExoPC Windows 7 Tablet, Makita belt sander, Craftsman scroll saw. 250-746-9810, 430 Whistler www.heritage pawnbrokers.com

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

HOT TUB (SPA) COVERS. Best price. Best quality. All shapes & colours available. 1-866-652-6837 www.thecoverguy.com/newspaper?

(250)710-7515 250-748-3412

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

CENTRAL LOCATION, Bachelor, 1, 2 & 3 bdrms, balcony, F/S, hot water, parking, pet considered, $525$950/mo. Call 250-748-7764. CHEMAINUS - Nov 15 - 2 Suites-in park-like setting close to High School overlooking Askew Creek. 1) 1700 SF 2 bedroom, huge kitchen, $1,300 includes all utilities. 2) 700 SF 2 bedroom walk up to second story with deck $600 plus utilities. Call Tiffany to view 250-416-0112

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

COWICHAN BAY. Furnished nice 1 bdrm condo, w/patio. $700. Avail now. NP/NS. Refs. 250-245-0835, 250-246-4999.

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

CROFTON- 2 Bdrm Apartment 5 appls. NS/NP. $750+ utils. References req’d. Available Dec 1. 250-246-2473.

COMMERCIAL/INDUSTRIAL GROUND floor retail space for lease Ganges, Salt Spring Island Grace Point Square. Visit our website saltspringisland.net or contact Matt Barr at mjbarr@saltspringisland.net.

FOR SALE BY OWNER 55+ STRATA tri-plex patio home. 2 bdrm, 2 full baths, dbl garage, lrg covered balcony with ocean glimpse. Open house every Fri, Sat, Sun, from 1-4pm. Other times avail by appointment. 250-246-4134

COBBLE HILL- 1 bdrm cottage, private, on acreage. N/S, small pet considered. Cable, hydro, fridge, stove all incl’d, $800 mo. Available Dec. 1st. Call 250-733-2026.

CROFTON- 2 bdrm, in suite laundry, parking. Avail now! $780+ utils. 250-210-0756. DUNCAN: 1 & 2-bdrm, 5 appls, close to School, Hospital and bus route. $650-$800 utils. Lv msg: 250-597-4018. DUNCAN: 2524 Lewis St. 2 bdrm condo, second floor, corner unit, 5 appls, new laminate floors. N/S. Avail. Dec. 1st $900./lease. Call (250)4778046, (250)883-3204. DUNCAN: 2 bdrm condo, 5 appl’s, small pet ok, secure entry, walk to Community Centre, VIU. $830. 250-701-2107 DUNCAN 2 bdrm condo, insuite lndry Hospital area. $725 mo. (Immed). (250)704-1251.

MILL BAY: Bright, clean. New windows, blinds, flooring, paint. 3-bdrm, 1 office, 4-pc bath, private deck with view, full bsmt, workshop, W/D, F/S. NS/NP, $1000. (250)661-6628

“FLOAT HOME” fully furnished unique loft style in beautiful Genoa Bay. Must be familiar with living on the water. $1200/mo. 250-812-1656

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DUNCAN IN TOWN, newly reno’d 2-bdrm duplex, F&S, $750/mo. No pets. Avail now. 250-701-1937.

DUPLEXES/4PLEXES CHEMAINUS: 2 bdrm upper lvl duplex, F/P, beautiful ocean view, lrg deck, $900 + util’s, NS/NP. Call (250)416-0062. YOUBOU- 2 bdrm, garden, lrg yrd, parking, pets ?, laundry. $610. (250)210-0756.

BUYING - RENTING- SELLING

CROFTON- 2 BDRM. Fridge, stove & heat included. Car port, laundry. Available Now. $825/mo. 250-748-4253 or 250-715-5810. CROFTON: TOP 2 bdrm, ocean view, balcony, in 4plex. F/S, shared W/D, $675+ util’s. (250)246-3773, (250)324-3430

3 BDRM with basement, on acreage, animal friendly, close to Duncan. F&S, W&D, workshop. $1275/mo. 250-5109442 or (250)748-2719 CHEMAINUS. ON golf course. 3 bdrm, 3 bath, 1760 sq.ft. rancher. .42 acre, 5 appl’s, heat pump, sauna, RV parking, large shed. Avail. Dec. 1. $1150./mo. Month to month, no lease. N/S, deposit, ref’s. 1(250)656-4702. CHEMAINUS Rancher - 3 bdrm, 1 bath, country home, avail. Nov. 1. Fenced yard, ample parking/carport/storage. Pet consid. $1100 + util., 250746-7896, 732-7700 after 4pm CHEMAINUS. Stunning ocean view. Older well-maintained 1200 sq.ft. with basement, on 1/3 acre. 2 bdrms, 1 bath, sunroom, 4 appl’s, wood/oil/electric heat, patio, work shop. Call 250-246-9799 for details. COWICHAN BAY- furnished modern 2 bdrm, 2 bath. Avail now to April 29, 2012. Privacy, view specular views, lrg deck w/hot tub. See photos at: w w w. s h ow p e n . c o m / m i c a s a $1350 + utils. Refs + deposit. Call (250)748-2938. DUNCAN- 2 BDRM waterviews, on 1 acre, priv, nice yrd. $1095. Avail Now. NS/NP. 250-746-5527, 250-746-0753. DUNCAN, 5 miles west, 1 bdrm suite 32’x28’ single bay shop attached. Great for home business. Electric/wood heat. 4 appliances, located on 2.5 acres, N/P. $1000/mo. Available Dec 1. 250701-1919 or 250-701-1914.

DUNCAN, 3 bdrm, 2 bath Rancher on a quiet flat half acre, (off Lakes Rd.), attached double car garage, detached workshop & carport, all appls incl’d, RV prkg, fenced back yard, fresh updates including paint, windows, hot water tank, carpet & furnace. Walking trails and bus routes nearby, $1400 mo. 250-748-0273. DUNCAN, 4 bdrm, 3 baths, family home w/ bsmt, large living & rec room w/ fireplaces, plus den, 5 appls, private setting, avail immed. Ref’s req. N/S. $1575, (250)746-7935. EXECUTIVE HOME 4000 sq.ft. Cowichan Valley Hwy, with great view, 4 bdrm, 3 1/2 bath, 2 fireplaces plus approx. 1 acre horse paddock. Available immediately, $2500 per month, utilities not included. For viewing, contact 250240-2891 or 250-248-0015.

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LADYSMITH. NEW 3-bdrm, 2.5 bath. Go to: www.webbasedtours.com/mariners_quay/ pet friendly. (250)245-8997. MILL BAY: Completely reno’d, 1200 sq ft, 2 bdrm mobile home in senior’s section (45+), Cedar Creek Trailer Park. Hrdwd flrs, 1.5 bath. No Smoking, N/P, only pad rental included. Avail Now, $975/mo, leave message @ 250-7433431 or 1-250-477-6155. 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 SHAWNIGAN LAKE, 2 bdrm, mountain views, W/D, $850. N/P, N/S. 250-743-8268. SHAWNIGAN LAKE (BEACH ESTATES) 3 Bdrm & den, 2.5 baths, workshop area in basement. Large decks with hot tub. Bordering on green belt with natural trails. Close to schools and on bus route (including daily bus to Victoria). Pet friendly. $1800/mo. Call (250)743-6683 SHAWNIGAN LK Road- (1 mile south of village) 2 bdrm house. Available Dec 1. NS/NP. $1150. 250-598-3929. SHAWNIGAN WATERFRONT Sm house, year round. $950+ utils. NS/NP. 250-743-7785. WHY RENT when you can own? 0% down; $1600/mo. Call 250-360-1929 Binab Strasser - Re/Max Alliance. YOUBOU- LAKE view, reno’d 3bdrm W/D, woodstove, N/S, refs, $1000. 1-778-429-4250.

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

ROOMS FOR RENT NORTH COWICHAN- Large private room with own access and washroom in brand new home. Mountain views, near Tansor Elementary. Laundry, internet, parking. $500./mo. Seeking N/S mature adult. Available now. Call (250) 7323341. (250) 715-8281. Room for rent in a large 3 bdrm house on acreage. 4837 Cowichan Lk Rd. $350/m plus utilities. ALSO: 2 rooms for rent in downtown, 163 2nd St $375/m each, hydro, phone, cable incl. 778-422-1976

AVAILABLE Dec 1. Ground floor 2 bedroom legal suite, by Berkeys Corner. F/S, blinds & W/D hookup. No Pets, No Smokers or partiers. Only quiet persons! Ref’s required. Rent? Plus utilities. (250) 7483472 or 250-709-1838 BRIGHT 1 BDRM Level entry, very quiet, priv. entrance, NP/NS, no parties, $650 incl util. Avail Nov 1. 250-748-3470 CHEMAINUS: OCEAN View 1bdrm 850sqft, $875 or 2bdrm 1060sqft, $950. Large kitchen/dining/living, 5 appl. Private ent. & large parking. N/P N/S, no drugs/loud parties. Util’s incl. Ref’s. Now (250)246-1408 CHEMAINUS: RENO’D bachelor w/ kitchenette, W/D. Private bath & ent., Walk to town. $650./mo utils incld. (250)246-1546. COBBLE HILL- bright, clean, 1 bdrm suite, $650. New fridge, stove, carpet, lino. Hydro & water included. Nonsmoking, N/P, no partying. Call (250)743-8166. CROFTON: 1 bdrm, W/D, gas F/P. Avail. Dec. 1st. Sea view, all util’s incld’d + satellite, $625. Call 250-709-0447. DUNCAN 1 bdrm, grd lvl, hdwd flrs, sep ent, shared lndry, lrg shared yard, N/S, 1 cat ok. $650 +utils. 250-7109769. (OPEN HOUSE), Sun, 12-3PM. 3158 Sherman Rd. DUNCAN 1 bdrm suite, completely renovated with new hardwood, paint etc. Shared laundry. Everything incl. NS. Pets negotiable. Furnished $650, unfurnished $600. Available now. (250)748-1003 DUNCAN, 2 bdrm, bright, clean, W/D, F/S, NP/NS, bus route. $800. util’s incl. Nov 15 or Dec 1. (250)597-2400 DUNCAN. 2-BDRM, private entrance, close to shopping, schools. 482 Chesterfield. $595./mo. + utils. Text me at (250)896-4248. DUNCAN, AVAIL Nov. 1, good neighbourhood, 3 bdrm above ground suite, W/D, utilities incl’d. N/P, $1000 mo. Call (250)510-0993. DUNCAN, LARGE 2 bdrm suite, shared laundry, carport, N/S, N/P, $800 mo utils incl’d, avail Nov. 1, 250-748-5456. DUNCAN, on Somenos Lakenear Walmart, large 1 bdrm, living rm/kitchen, bath with shower, shared W/D. Non drinkers, no drugs. $800 incl’s util. Ref’s. Rick (250)748-5640 YOUBOU WATERFRONT, semi furn/unfurn, 1bdrm grnd level, garden, N/S, W/D. $650 hydro incl’d. 250-217-1173.

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MAPLE BAY, bright, clean, private, 2 yrs old, 1 bdrm + den, F/S, W/D, no stairs, sep. entrance & parking, nice neighbourhood. Incls: heat, hydro, h/w, wifi, N/S, pet neg. $750. Avail Nov 1. Call Erin 250-748-7476.

HOMES FOR RENT

HOMES FOR RENT

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

¾ 7-7744 Mays Rd, Duncan $575 2 BR suite w/ 2 apps, basic cable incl. ¾ 2515 Alexander St, Duncan $595 Two 1 BR suites w/ 2 apps, hot water incl. ¾ 106-360 Bundock Ave, Duncan $850 1 BR + den apartment w/ 5 apps, patio ¾ 5-100 Gifford Rd, Ladysmith $925 2 BR 2 bth townhouse w/ 6 apps, sundeck ¾ 9918 Willow St, Chemainus $950 2 BR home w/ 5 apps, patio, garage ¾ 8094 Queen St, Crofton $950 3 BR plus den home w/ 4 apps, carport ¾ 1794 Wilmot Rd, Cowichan Bay $1100 2 BR home w/ 5 apps, loft, shed, sundeck ¾ 8036 Spinnaker Dr, Crofton $1100 3 BR 1.5 bth home w/ 5 apps, shed ¾ 14-6078 Truesdale Rd, Duncan $1350 3 BR 3 bth townhouse w/ 5 apps, pond ¾ 2041 Merrifield Ln, Shaw Lk $1395 3 BR 1.5 bth home w/ 4 apps, office ¾ 1450 Haida Rd, Duncan $1450 4 BR 3 bth home w/ 5 apps, jacuzzi tub For further info please visit our website at: www.rowanproperty.ca


Friday, November 4, 2011

Cowichan News Leader Pictorial A23

RENTALS

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RECREATIONAL VEHICLES FOR SALE

TOWING

MAPLE BAY/The Properties bach suite, wonderful view, all conveniences, priv level entry, Quiet, responsible, N/S N/P. Ref’s req. $625. 250-597-3851

DUNCAN. Split level townhouse, close to all amenities, 2 bdrm, 1 & 1/2 baths, new appl’s, floor, toilet, windows, doors, siding with plans to renovate both bathrooms and kitchen by the end of this year or early next year. 2 Parking spots. N/S, N/P. $900 (price negotiable) Utilities not incl’d. Avail now. Ph. 250-701-8078

2009 CARDINAL 35’ 5th Wheel, 4 push-outs, 0 miles. Designed for total comfort & livability. Fully furnished and equipped. Reduced to only $34,900. 250-597-3062.

NORTH COWICHAN- ground level 2 bdrm suite, own W/D, D/W, full kitchen in bright living space. Available now. N/S. $875+ utils. Call (250)7323341, 250-715-8281. SHAWNIGAN LAKE- 2 bdrm, fully reno’d, close to all amenities, 5 appls. NP/NS. $870 inclds hydro. 250-7435513 or (250) 213-3681. SHAWNIGAN VILLAGE: Reno’d 1 bdrm sunny ground level, incld’s util’s. Suits quiet person, NS/NP, on bus lines, walk to village/lake. $675/mo, avail. Dec. 1st. Call (250)743-7336 evenings.

TRANSPORTATION AUTO ACCESSORIES/ PARTS

SNOW TIRES (Arctic Claw), 4, used. 185/70 or 14, $150. Call (250)715-1557.

AUTO FINANCING

SOUNDERS TOWING Best Rates

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

SPORT UTILITY VEHICLES 2000 DODGE Durango SLT, 4x4, V8, leather, 286k, new brakes, + 4 snow tires. $5995. All records. (250)748-3316

TRUCKS & VANS 1989 GMC Sierra PU. A/C, auto, V8, aluminum lined short box, 186kms. Runs well. $2,000. obo. (250)748-3288 2002 CHEV Astro van, 8 passenger, white, auto, A/C, 106K, good cond. $5995. (250)701-7770 83 CHEV Durango S10 4x4, longbox, auto, V6, runs well. 130 Km. $700 obo. 250-7464203

SUITES, UPPER BEAR LAKE SALVAGE For Scrap Cars also free scrap metal removal

TOWNHOUSES 3 BDRM Townhouse, new floors, 1.5 bath, FS, Drapes, WD hookup. Sundeck, lots of parking, quiet, near hospital, cheap to heat, incl cable. Avail now. Call 250-748-7992, 250748-2727. 250-709-7992. CHEMAINUS 2 BDRM Townhouse style apt, 1.5 bath, near parks, schools, town. $685. NS/NP. Refs. (250)246-1457. CRYSTAL CREEK Townhome. Avail now, 3 bdrm, 2 bath, W/D F/S, D/W, $950/mo+ util’s. 250-709-2646 DUNCAN 3BDRM townhouse. Large yard, parking. F/S, W/D hook-up. (Immed). $1000. 250-748-4484, 250-748-1088.

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CARS 2001 CHEV MALIBU, 4 door, auto, dark blue, tinted back windows, well maintained. $4200obo. Call Laurie after 6 pm 250-746-4203

SPORTS & IMPORTS 2005 Mercedes Benz SL55 AMG Kompressor AMG Sport Package, 5.5 litre V-8, 493 HP. Hardtop retractable roof, 31,000 km. Online auction now: www.bcacuction.ca. Info: 250-952-5003 RECREATIONAL VEHICLES FOR SALE

2007 - 35’ ALPHA SEYA 5th wheel, triple axle, 2 slides, LOADED. $32,000 obo. View in Duncan. (778)422-1993

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MAPLE BAY. Large, bright, bachelor. nice view, skylights, full kitchen. D/W, incls hydro, A/C, sep ent & parking, N/S, N/P, quiet, mature, $650 mo, Nov. 1. Jennifer 250-746-5404

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DUNCAN- 3 bdrms, spotless executive home in prestigious neighbourhood, spectacular views, fully self-contained, sep entrance. NS/NP Avail Dec 1. $1500 incl util. 250-748-0668.

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2 BDRM suite with W/D, F/S, dishwasher, large deck, great view of Mount Prevost, $950. N/S, N/P. Hydro incl. Ref’s. 250-715-5247, 250-715-7181

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Friday, November 4, 2011

Rugby game plan works perfectly Tightening up: Times Colonist Cup showdown with Port Alberni on the horizon Don Bodger

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he Times Colonist Cup chase is on and Cowichan Rugby Club’s First Division men ran right to the front of the pack. Cowichan opened the four-team group with a 15-5 win over the Castaways Wanderers Saturday at the Herd Road Grounds. “We played a lot better,’’ said Cowichan coach Ian Murray. “We had a game plan. We thought we’d stick to it and it worked. “We want to keep it really, really tight. We did that.’’ Cowichan again showed its mastery in the forwards. “They still dominate every scrum we played,’’ said Murray. Everybody else played well but there wasn’t much activity for the outside backs.

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College exhibition women’s basketball came to town last Friday night, with Vancouver Island University beating Camosun 67-44 at Duncan Christian School. Above, Alex Allen of Camosun battles VIU’s Kayla Grommé for the ball. Left, Cowichan product Brianne Larson of Camosun guards against Shayna Worthington of VIU.

“I think it’s the way we have to play till we get some speedy backs,’’ said Murray. Rob McDonnell scored two tries and Bruce Moss added one. Wanderers didn’t score until the ¿nal whistle. All the conversions were missed. Inside and outside centre Steve Hale and Stefan Candelaria were defensive standouts. Port Alberni beat UVic Norsemen 38-29 in the other group game. Matches are shufÀed this week, with Cowichan playing at the UVic Norsemen while Port Alberni takes on Castaways Wanderers. If things shape up as planned, Cowichan and Alberni will go into a match against each other undefeated, with the winner taking the Cup. The Cowichan Cup, a full-size rugby ball, will be awarded to the consolation winner among the division’s bottom four teams.

Cowichan girls loom Large in U14 Silver Don Bodger

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owichan was guaranteed to win this game. It was an all-Cowichan Valley Soccer Association match-up when one U14 Silver girls’ team went against

the other on the weekend. Nigel Large’s team got the upper hand on coach Jeff Robinson’s contingent 1-0. Elsewhere in girls’ soccer action, Cowichan defeated Lakehill 2-1 in U15 Silver; Cowichan U15 Bronze blanked Juan de Fuca U16 Bronze 3-0 and the powerful Saanich Fusion

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Turnout likely to keep increasing for rejuvenated Shawnigan Lake event

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It’s onward and upward for the Shawnigan Lake Half Marathon and Half a Half. Race director Kelly Schellenberg reports all aspects of the rejuvenated event couldn’t have gone any better, with the spectacular Kinsol Trestle crossing as the crown jewel and drawing card. According to Schellenberg, total entries

for the half marathon hit 227, with 177 for the half a half for a total of 404. Shane Ruljancich’s 1:15:20 will stand as the record for the first run. Care Nelson, sister-in-law to runner up Shawn Nelson, had the fastest female time of 1:25:45. It was an awesome race to the finish

in the half a half, with Holden Gill (42:19) just ahead of local speedster Nancy Baxendale (42:27). The weather was iffy, “but runners tend to like cool and cloudy with a hint of rain which they got,’’ noted Schellenberg. All participants received a unique “woodallion’’ keepsake.

Powerful Bulldogs bear down on rebuilding Redmen Too many weapons: Defence and offense both in synch for bantam squad Don Bodger

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wo teams at opposite ends of the spectrum clashed at McAdam Park Sunday and the result was predictable. The rebuilding Nanaimo Redmen gave it their all but were no match for the Cowichan Bulldogs in a 53-0 Vancouver Mainland Football League bantam division encounter. Cowichan is now unbeaten at 8-0 and has pitched six straight shutouts. “Defence played another great game,’’ noted Cowichan head coach Doug Williams. The defence not only stopped Nanaimo dead in its tracks, but picked off three passes — returning two of them for touchdowns. The well-oiled offensive machine did its usual thing, marching the ball down the ¿eld quickly. Bobby MacWatt scored the opening TD on the ¿rst offensive play. It was off to the races after that. All of the Cowichan TDs resulted from impressive runs. Drayson Price ran in for a TD converted by Darian Slater for a 14-0 ¿rst-quarter lead. The Bulldogs really caught ¿re in the second quarter. Price sprinted for another TD converted by Slater and then Slater split the uprights with an impressive ¿eld goal from just beyond the 30-yard line.

Brock Gowanlock picked off a pass and returned it for a TD, converted by Slater again, and then Eric Williams got into the act with a TD catch. The Bulldogs could do no wrong, as they turned a bad snap on the convert into two points when Slater picked up the ball and ran it in. The coaches discussed making changes at halftime, moving players around to prevent the score from reaching a ridiculous total. Price and quarterback Mitch Hinton, both recovering from aches and pains, were pulled out of the game. The Bulldogs added two TDs in the second half, one on an interception return by Riley Caljouw. Landon Conville, who went in at tailback, scored a TD on a 17-yard bootleg. The offensive line of Nic Guadagno, Mitchell Page, Mackey Singh, Jake Tupper and Tyler Hudson opened some big holes for MacWatt and Price. Special teams and defensive line coach Jeff McDonald praised the Nanaimo effort. “Nanaimo’s in a rebuilding year,’’ he said. “They’re a well-coached team.’’ The Bulldogs play at Chilliwack at 1:30 p.m. Saturday. A webcast of the game will be carried at www.chilliwackgiants.com. The Cowichan Midget Bulldogs were in Vancouver Sunday and won their second game of the season, beating the Vancouver Trojans 28-16.

Don Bodger

Dog pile results, as Cowichan Bulldogs’ Bobby MacWatt Äghts through the bodies of blocking teammates and Nanaimo Redmen attempting tackles in Sunday’s Vancouver Mainland Football League bantam game at McAdam Park.

Hard work and discipline goes a long way in unbeaten weekend Midget hockey: Blueline core digs deep in Nanaimo tie; Jenks shut outs Alberni 4-0

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hallenges presented to the Cowichan Valley Midget Tier 1 Capitals’ rep hockey team were met and surpassed in weekend games. Despite playing shorthanded on the back end Saturday against Nanaimo, the Caps still gutted out a 3-3 tie. “Only having four defencemen was a dif¿cult task to ask of the four D-men that were dressed but they managed to play a great game even with the low numbers,’’ noted Caps’ coach Ryan Trudgeon. At the other end, the bounces didn’t

go the Caps’ way. “We had lots of missed opportunities throughout the game that could have really opened up a big lead for us,’’ Trudgeon pointed out. “A couple of posts, crossbars and even a possible controversial breakaway goal could have been the difference.’’ Cowichan played hard and consistent during the game, with only a few undisciplined penalties. Landen Bodger opened the scoring, but Nanaimo answered back for a 2-1 ¿rst-period lead. Chris Carpentier’s one-timer from the point on a power play made it 2-2, but

Nanaimo took the lead again going into the third. Cowichan tied the game for the ¿nal time when Carpentier stepped out of the penalty box and received a great stretch pass from Kyle Green for a breakaway goal. “It was good to see how the boys play under a little adversity,’’ Trudgeon noted. The game the Caps have been waiting for was played Sunday at Fuller Lake Arena against Port Alberni, considered the top contender to come off the island. “This was a classic game of who is

going to work harder and who is going to fade ¿rst,’’ Trudgeon indicated. It was the Caps’ night to shine with a 60-minute effort leading to a 4-0 victory, with great shutout goaltending from Jesse Jenks. Jenks kept the Alberni offense off the scoresheet in a scoreless ¿rst period that allowed Cowichan to stay in the game. The goaltending spurred the team on and Brendan Gowanlock struck ¿rst in the second period with a shot from the slot that handcuffed the Alberni goalie. Jenks continued to turn away everything and the Caps potted three more

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Sharp skaters test their level of skill Island regionals: Fuller Lake’s Buckner wins the Junior Silver Freeskate event in Port Alberni Don Bodger

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ligible valley ¿gure skating always look forward to the Vancouver island regional championships, the ¿rst major competition of the season. Port Alberni hosted the event last weekend, with skaters from the Fuller Lake, Duncan and Kerry Park clubs taking part. Fuller Lake and Duncan each had seven skaters entered. Fuller Lake’s Riley Buckner topped the charts in the Junior Silver Freeskate event, placing ¿rst. Brielle Varasteh came through with a silver evaluation level for Performance Group 2. Marina Ellison was busy in the dif¿cult Pre-Novice Ladies’ Freeskate division. She claimed seventh place in the long program and eighth in the short program against a large ¿eld of skaters. In the Pre-Preliminary Ladies’ Freeskate Group 2, Danika Hakala came sixth and Caiden Varasteh was 10th. Amber Ree and Sarah Kedves were both fourth in their respective Junior Bronze Ladies’ Freeskate and Juvenile Ladies’ Freeskate categories. Five Duncan skaters were in Performance categories. DelRae Olson, Grace Haugen and Sophia Hodgins received Silver Evaluations while Ryley McDonald and Drew Kuipers earned Bronze Evaluations. Hannah Kushner was eighth in the Pre-Preliminary event and Baylee Hopwo claimed 13th spot for the Junior Bronze 13 and older category. Three skaters from Kerry Park attending were: Melanie Whittome, who placed sixth in

Don Bodger

Hard shot requires Brennan Stothers of the Mid-Island Under 16 Lightning to jump out of the way to avoid getting hit in the seat of the pants during a youth Äeld lacrosse game against PaciÄc Rim Saturday. Below, Braylon Lumb stands his guard against North Island’s attack.

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Fuller Lake skater Marina Ellison performs in the Vancouver island regionals at Port Alberni. Below, Danika Hakala.

Field lacrosse: Duplicating the effort in the first game proves too much for Under 16 Lightning Don Bodger

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Pre-Introductory Interpretive; Kathleen Whittome, 10th in Junior Bronze 13+; and Cecilia Faustino, seventh in Preliminary Ladies. Kerry Park is holding its second annual skate-a-thon starting at 8:15 a.m. Saturday.

ield lacrosse games at the Cowichan Sportsplex Saturday brought out the best in Mid-Island Lightning teams, other than the second half of a doubleheader for the Under 16s. Mid-Island U16s came out with guns blazing and surprised previously undefeated Paci¿c Rim in the ¿rst game 13-10. Jamie Jensen and Adam Golia led the scoring with four goals apiece and Ryan Taylor notched a hat trick. McLean Chicquen and Brennan Stothers were the other marksmen. T.J. Prokop played well in net and the big sticks of Keony Magnan, Tyler Clint and

Kristian Mousseau kept Paci¿c Rim off-balance. After the excitement of the ¿rst game, Mid-Island let down its guard in the rematch and lost 15-2. Jensen scored both goals in the disappointing defeat. The U14 squad took the ¿eld after that and put together two big games to run away from North Island. Braylon Lumb scored six goals and Chris Branting notched ¿ve, as the ¿rst game ended in a 23-4 victory. James Taylor (3), Mathieu Jung (2), Liam Quayle, Kyle Page, Jordan Cole, Marc Gagnon, Callum Bevington, Tyler Carlson and Dallas McLaughlin rounded out the scoring. It was pretty much the same scenario in the second game, as Mid-Island coasted to a 22-3

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Cowichan News Leader Pictorial A27

Paddlers pick up the pace

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Six paddlers represented Cowichan well in the Pacific Northwest Orca championship at Bellingham, Washington. Lea Joe, Wayne Paige Jr., Muriel Paige, Cal Swustus Jr., Iona Swustus and Grant McCurdy were the outrigger mixed champs, placing first in a one hour and 50 minute race at the Lummi Stommish Grounds.

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Crowns take jabs at everyone during Prevost gig Fundraising fun: Entertaining night sets the plan in motion for a very good junior basketball team Don Bodger

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arlem Crowns put on a great show for a large crowd assembled at Mount Prevost School Thursday. As usual, players, fans, refs Chris Kline and Mark Thomas and even the scorekeepers weren’t exempt from the Crowns’ antics in the fundraising game for the school’s Grade 9 basketball team. “I think everybody had a really good time,’’ noted Prevost basketball coach Tyler Ralfs. Prevost inÀated its roster for the big contest, adding alumni and current Cowichan T-Birds Mitch Knippelberg, Marcus Morano, Will Slang and Cyrus Gray to join the fun. Ralfs noted about 240 tickets were sold, bringing in $850 for the team. That cash will come in handy in the planning for another season and the team’s quest for a return to the provincials. “The core group from our team that went to provincials last year is returning,’’ Ralfs indicated. “It’s nice to have a lot of the basics covered from last year so hopefully we can get a bit more advanced — offensively and defensively — this year.’’ Travis McDonald, who stands six-foot-¿ve, has been added to an already tall lineup. Devin Cvitanovich is six-three and Tyler Hudson sixtwo, giving Prevost a huge front line for a junior basketball team. Cvitanovich put in a lot of work over the summer, Ralfs added. Jordie Frost, at six-foot-one, has also come a long way over the summer, improving his ballhandling and shooting. Kain Melchior and Jared Champoux are other players who will bring their athletic ability from other sports, providing intensity and speed. The backcourt will feature Callen Rakimov and Derek New. Although currently injured, Rakimov has really improved his shooting and New’s ballhandling skills are solid. Jeevan Sall and Chris Branting round out the returning players. They’re solid at both ends of the court. Alucious Gray, Manohar Rathor, Cam Modeste and Patrick Salter are this year’s rookies.

Andrew Leong

Crowd enjoys a chuckle, above, as Keena Payton of The Harlem Crowns picks on Jared Champoux. Clockwise from top right: Herbie Scaife Jr. is guarded by Devin Cvitanovich; Liam Mayes, 7, goes up for a dunk with a boost from the Crowns; Champoux tries to block out the distractions of Mario Malave and Scaife Jr. from the Crowns on a shot; and Payton acts up at the expense of referee Chris Kline.

Brown leads way as Caps win again at home Home cooking: Win over Coquitlam Wednesday moves locals to within a point of top spot on the coast Don Bodger

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hree players accounted for all the Cowichan Valley Capitals’ scoring in a 5-3 B.C. Hockey League victory over the Coquitlam Express Wednesday night at Cowichan Arena. Matt Brown and Jacob Charles each had four points and Devin Gannon added three, as the Caps won their third straight game on home ice in a span of just ¿ve days. Brown ¿nished off a hat

trick with an empty-netter in the last eight seconds and also had an assist while Charles chipped in with a goal and three assists and Gannon had a goal and two assists. Putting all their eggs in one basket hasn’t been typical of the Caps’ early season success. In fact, “if you have a couple of guys that do the majority of the scoring, you’re going to be in trouble,’’ said Caps’ associate coach and general manager Jim Ingram. Fortunately, different players have stepped up at different times for the Caps, who improved to an impressive 9-5-1 record with the win — tied with Powell River and Nanaimo and just one point back of Surrey for the Coastal Conference lead. On the Caps’ recent road trip to the

Interior, it was the line of Steven Iacobellis, Travis Stephens and Brandon Mistal that held the hot hand so Ingram isn’t worried about a reliance on certain players developing. The Caps have encountered problems with the Express the last two seasons, especially at home. The Express were the last team to beat the Caps at Cowichan Arena on Oct. 15 by the same 5-3 score, thanks mainly to the heroics of goaltender Khaleed Devji. Devji was a one-man wrecking crew that night and had another busy outing trying to keep his team in the game. He stopped 35 of 39 shots. The teams left the ice tied 2-2 after the ¿rst period, with both Caps’ goals coming from Brown. Gannon scored the lone goal of the middle frame but Coquitlam’s Alex Petan tied it in the third.

Capitals goalie Derek Dun sprawls as Coquitlam’s Zach Holstrom shoots wide. That set the stage for the winner by Charles with 7:53 remaining. “I think we’ve got a legitimate shot to get a bunch of wins in a row,’’ he said.

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Next up for the Caps is a game at Powell River Friday. They host the Prince George Spruce Kings Sunday at 3:30 p.m.


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* Program in effect from October 1, 2011 to January 3, 2012 (the â&#x20AC;&#x153;Program Periodâ&#x20AC;?) To qualify, customer must turn in a 2005 model year or older vehicle that is in running condition (able to start and move and without missing parts) and has been properly registered/plated or insured for the last 3 months (the â&#x20AC;&#x153;Criteriaâ&#x20AC;?). Eligible customers will receive [$500]/[$1,000]/[$2,500]/[$3,000] towards the purchase or lease of a new 2011/2012 Ford [Fiesta (excluding S), Focus (excluding S)]/[Fusion (excluding SE), Taurus (excluding SE), Mustang (excluding Value Leader), Escape (excluding XLT I4 Manual), Transit Connect (excluding EV), Ranger (excluding Regular Cab 4x2 XL), Edge (excluding SE), Flex (excluding SE), Explorer (excluding base)]/[F-150 (excluding Regular Cab 4x2 XL), Expedition, E-Series]/[F250-550] â&#x20AC;&#x201C; all Raptor, GT500, BOSS302, and Medium Truck models excluded (each an â&#x20AC;&#x153;Eligible Vehicleâ&#x20AC;?). Taxes payable before Rebate amount is deducted. To qualify: (i) customer must, at the time of the Eligible Vehicle sale, provide the Dealer with (a)sufďŹ cient proof of Criteria, and (b) signed original ownership transferring customer vehicle to the Authorized Recycler; and (ii) Eligible Vehicle must be purchased, leased, or factory ordered during the Program Period. Offer only available to residents of Canada and payable in Canadian dollars. Offer is transferable to persons domiciled with the owner of the recycled vehicle. Offer can be used in conjunction with most retail consumer offers made available by Ford at either the time of factory order or delivery, but not both. Offer not available on any vehicle receiving CPA, GPC, or Daily Rental Rebates and the Commercial Fleet Rebate Program (CFIP). Limited time offer, see dealer for details or call the Ford Customer Relationship Centre at 1-800-565-3673. Š2011 Ford Motor Company of Canada, Limited. All rights reserved.

Edie Lange Dave Faithfull Bernadette Scudder Andre Foksowicz QUALITY PEOPLE Business Manager Sales & Leasing Sales Manager Sales Manager Consultant QUALITY PRODUCT QUALITY SERVICE 1-888-839-2370 439 Trans Canada Highway, Duncan

Bryan Flynn Sales & Leasing Consultant

Glenn Woodman Sales & Leasing Consultant

Chris Yu

Sales & Leasing Consultant

Jill Brewer

Sales & Leasing Consultant

Chelsea Metcalf Sales & Leasing Consultant

KEN EVANS FORD www.kenevansford.com

Ian Smith

Sales & Leasing Consultant


YOUR VANCOUVER ISLAND TRUCK AUTHORITY • YOUR VANCOUVER ISLAND TRUCK AUTHORITY • YOUR VANCOUVER ISLAND TRUCK AUTHORITY

THIS NOVEMBER$100 KEN EVANS $ = $ 50 500 OFF! GIVES BACK!! . . . S Y A S C VI

NO PAYMENT FOR 90 DAYS OAC†

WE WILL DONATE

For every new or used vehicle sold in November... worth of food to the local food banks

ICBC & BANKS ON SITE

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.. S U L P

worth of unwrapped toys or children’s coats

. 30 DAY MONEY BACK . . S U PL

GUARANTEE**

2009 Ford Escape LTD $24,990 P2961

2007 Chevrolet Cobalt LT 11452A

2007 Dodge Dakota $14,990 P2852A

2005 F150 Super Crew $16,990 P2945

2006 Ford F350 4x4 $19,990 P2873A

2008 Fusion SEL $14,990 11355A

2007 Hummer H3 $21,990 1230A

2008 Hyundai Elantra $14,990 P2969

DL# 5964

$9,990

KEN EVANS www.kenevansford.com

ANY MAKE OR MODEL

We do it every day! Just ask us how!

UP TO $4500*

2006 Pontiac Pursuit $7,990 P2893A

QUALITY PEOPLE QUALITY PRODUCT QUALITY SERVICE 1-888-839-2370

GET OUT OF YOUR LEASE!

... BUCKS 4 BEATERS S U L P

2007 Ford Fusion SEL $11,990 PF2898

KEN EVANS

the purchase price of your vehicle

2003 Ford Ranger $5,990 11461B

2008 Chrysler Town and Country Limited

$24,990

100% CREDIT APPROVAL IS OUR GOAL!

439 Trans Canada Highway, Duncan

P2952B

2005 Ford Focus Wagon

$7,990

P2923

2008 Honda Civic LX $16,990 P2968

2009 Ford F150 4x4 $25,990 11506A

2007 Ford Ranger $7,990 11455A

2010 Ford E250 $22,990 P2949

2007 Jeep Wrangler $22,990 11550B

2007 GMC Sierra $16,990 P2823A

2004 Ford Focus $7,990 1218A

WHY BUY ANYWHERE ELSE?

1-888-839-2370

KEN EVANSGiving Back to the Community

• On Used Only •• If Mechanically Defective. See dealer for details. † Interest accrues over 90 day deferral

Fri Nov 4 Cowichan News Leader Pictorial  

Complete November 4, 2011 issue of The Cowichan News Leader Pictorial as it appeared in print. For more online, all the time, go to www.cowi...

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