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Sweeping subsidy cuts hurting local daycares New threshold: Shift closes facility Krista Siefken

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owichan childcare advocates say changes to daycare subsidies for lowincome folks could be devastating for families — and for daycare providers. The B.C. government recently decreased subsidy rates for children in kindergarten in response to the implementation of full-day kindergarten in the province. It also altered the income threshold for those eligible for the subsidy to $21,480 per year, from $33,300. “The (previous) income threshold and subsidy rates were established prior to the implementation of full-day kindergarten, when ¿ve-year-olds required longer hours of child care compared to school-age children,” a Ministry of Children press release states. “These changes recognize that most children turning ¿ve during the school year will be enrolled in full-day kindergarten and will attend school for the same number of hours as older children.” However, local childcare staff point out that many kids still require care before and/or after school, during two-week winter and spring bbreaks, plus during the summer and other holidays. “So basically there are three full months out of the year children need m full childcare, which is a signi¿cant cost to families,” said Cindy Lise, coordinator at Cowichan Success by 6. “And if they don’t qualify for subCindy Lise: sidies, we don’t know where some of extremely difficult those children are going to be. “It will either be extremely dif¿cult their bill, or they won’t be able to tto pay th i childcare hil pay at all if their choice is do you feed your children, or do you provide childcare?” The government has, however, increased the monthly subsidy rate for school-age children to help cover school closures due to holidays or professional development days. Now families will receive $175 to $210 per month, which will cover one full day of childcare per month during the school year. But that’s not enough for many families, nor is it a lifesaver for Lake Cowichan’s Kaatza Daycare, which announced its closure this week after 37 years in the community. “That’s a huge part of it,” said Jennifer Pelton, Kaatza’s board chairwoman. more on A6

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Margaret (Best) Lequesne, a graduate of Duncan High School Class of 1941, points out an alumni photo of herself on display at the school’s reunion at the Old Koksilah School, Sept. 15.

Woman loses arm in Malahat explosion Krista Siefken

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57-year-old Victoria woman has lost her lower right arm after an explosion at an industrial site off the Malahat. The woman, plus two Langford men in their mid-40s, were injured after a scheduled blast at Mid Island Aggregate blew debris hundreds of metres away on Tuesday afternoon. “The workers were what would be considered a safe distance away from the blast site, but the charge set off blew rock that was baseball-size, if not bigger, at least 400 metres away,” Shawnigan Lake RCMP Sgt. Rob Webb said. Debris from the blast, which happened at 3:05 p.m., also hit several parked cars, causing signi¿cant damage. The three injured individuals, meanwhile,

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An ambulance transports one of three victims from the scene of an explosion Tuesday near the Malahat. were transported to Victoria General Hospital via ambulance. “The one male was struck as he was running and trying to take cover in the big bucket at the front of an excavator,” said Webb. “He was struck on the head with a

rock, and fortunately he was wearing a hard hat, which investigators feel likely saved his life.” That man’s thumb was also severely injured, Webb added. The third man had bruising and other minor injuries, and was suffering from shock. The Victoria woman, meanwhile, was listed in stable condition at VGH as of Tuesday morning. It’s still unknown what sparked the blast’s uncontrolled nature. “The Department of Energy and Mines is the main investigating agency on this, working with Workplace Health and Safety,” Webb said. “The plant will be closed in the coming days as a result of the investigation.” In addition to Shawnigan RCMP and B.C. Ambulance Service paramedics, volunteer ¿re¿ghters from Malahat and Shawnigan Lake were also on scene.

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Schoolyard cougar sighting proves to be false alarm Conservation officers say Wednesday’s possible cougar sighting at Khowhemun elementary was likely a case of mistaken identity. School District 79 superintendent Joe Rhodes explained a group of children at the school reported seeing what they thought was a cougar near the site’s back fence. School principal Rhonda MacDowell brought

all students back inside the school, and conservative officers were quickly on scene with scent-sniffing dogs. “They did a pretty thorough job combing through the trails back there, and the dogs didn’t pick up a scent so they were fairly confident it was a case of mistaken identity,” Rhodes said. “But it’s always better to be safe

than sorry.” This is the latest in a series of possible cougar sightings in the region, although it appears most have been false alarms. If a cougar is spotted in a public area, Cowichanians are urged to contact the Conservation Officer Service immediately at 1-877-952-7277.

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Job action having little to no effect on students Krista Siefken

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ust like teachers promised, job action appears to be having little impact on students in Cowichan schools. B.C. teachers began what they’re calling phase one of job action — which includes not meeting formally with district and school administrators — on Sept. 6. “We’re pulling back on things we used to do, but our prime focus is service to students, and keeping students ¿rst and foremost,” said Shellie Trimble, president of the Cowichan District Teachers’ Association. School District 79 superintendent Joe Rhodes agreed impact on students is minimal.

“Teachers are working with kids the way they always have, programs are up and running and extracurriculars are beginning,” he said. “From the kids’ perspective it’s pretty much business as usual.” Teachers are no longer collecting fees or helping with fundraising, but the biggest impact, it seems, is the cancelling of recess at elementary schools. The decision was made by administrators — without the input of teachers, educators say — in response to teachers no longer supervising students during the 15-minute breaks, which means administrators have to ¿ll in the gaps. “Because we are geographically spread out in terms of our school locations, district staff don’t have the ability to be on site at our schools three times a day,” SD79 Chairwoman Candace Spils-

bury explained. “We already have our excluded staff assigned to schools in the morning and after school for supervision, and to provide further would be very dif¿cult considering they also have full-time jobs to provide the needed support for the schools and district to function.” Spilsbury said the decision was made administratively, and the board was informed of it prior to its implementation. The decision means school is ending 15 minutes earlier each day across the district to keep bus schedules aligned. “What frustrates me is that our job action was a conscious effort not to effect kids,” said Trimble, “but this action has, in effect, short-changed kids’ instructional time.”

hawnigan Lake Mounties are asking for assistance — and urging vigilance — after a thief broke into a man’s truck, then used the stolen garagedoor opener to break into his house and continue the crime spree. The incident began at the carpool lot at Frayne Road and the Trans-Canada Highway on Wednesday. “The owner returned to the lot (at 5:20 p.m.) to ¿nd his unlocked truck had been rummaged through, with the ignition punched and his registration and garagedoor opener gone,” Shawnigan Lake RCMP Sgt. Rob Webb said. “The owner then learned that his residence nearby had been broken into, and numerous items stolen.” Investigation of the incident is ongoing, and police ask anyone with information on the theft, or who noticed anything suspicious at the lot or the house between 7 a.m. and 5 p.m. on Sept. 21, to contact the detachment (250743-5514). “This is a grave invasion of these folks’ privacy,” Webb said. “We typically do not have these types of crimes in the area. We have noticed a spike in reported thefts from vehicles in the past couple of weeks, however, nothing involving residences being connected.” Police are working with neighbouring detachments and the nearby Regional Crime Unit on these property crime investigations. “RCMP are asking citizens to continue to be vigilant in reporting suspicious persons and/or activity,” Webb added. “Please continue to secure valuables and keep them out of sight, and always lock your vehicle.” Anonymous tips can be called in through Crime Stoppers at 1-800-6658477.

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Thursday h crash close Malahat Drive for two hours The Malahat Drive was closed for about two hours yesterday after a single-vehicle crash five kilometres north of Langford. It was closed it both directions shortly before 11 a.m. Thursday, and partially reopened shortly after noon. By 1:30 p.m. it was fully reopened. The crash happened at Finlayson Arms Road, which meant the detour sometimes used via Finlay-

son Arms during Malahat crashes was not available. The crash happened at about 10:30 a.m., when a blue Mazda hit a rock wall north of the Goldstream Park entrance, in a crash involving at least two vehicles. Langford Fire Rescue crews extricated a woman from the Mazda, and she was transported to hospital with minor injuries.

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Has the internet killed the video store? Independents don’t think so: Local DVD shop owners say they have a future despite Blockbuster demise Ashley Degraaf

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s it too much of an inconvenience to change out of your pyjamas before heading out to rent a movie? Is clicking your remote to Shaw Video on demand or dialing up your NetÀix account on your iPad in¿nitely preferable to browsing store shelves at your neighbourhood movie store? Has the internet killed the video star? The decline in video outlets across the valley and the closure of Blockbuster stores across the country would seem to say yes. Local independent video owners say “no.” Pioneer’s Video owner Erfan Vaezi says his Duncan shop is still going strong despite an industry-wide malaise that saw video stores land on the Wall Street Journal’s top-10 dying industries 2011 list. “We have been going strong,” Vaezi said, “compared to what’s happening with the industry.” Staff at Duncan’s Blockbuster outlet declined to comment on the court-ordered closure of Blockbuster outlets nationwide. But Vaezi and independent counterpart Angie Boutin of Mill Bay’s Prime Video Plus are leaping to the defence of their industry.

“Yes, we’ve all heard that the remaining 253 Blockbuster stores are scheduled to close, but that is by no means the end of the video store in Canada,” Boutin wrote in a letter to the News Leader Pictorial. “Independent video stores were the innovators that founded the rental business long before Blockbuster or any other chains existed and we are still here in the thousands across our great country.” Vaezi couldn’t agree more. “We have been in business since 1991 in the Cowichan Valley,” he said. “We have lots of foreign ¿lms, documentaries, and we’re very strong on television series. “With downloading, or NetÀix, people just have access to the movie. They don’t have access to the extras that come with the DVD. If you watch a movie, it’s always good to look back at the extras and the bonuses,” Vaezi pitched. “Customer service is important for us too. People comment on our staff for our accommodation and the staff has been there a long time. “Sometimes, they’ll reserve movies in advance for the customers without asking them because they know what kind of movies they like.” Vaezi said they’ve received huge hits of support from Cowichan folk. “Seniors are still stopping into video rental stores. They have special habits. They go, for example, every Tuesday for their shopping, their groceries, and so they come and they pick up their groceries and pick up their movies, too.” Hitting up video stores as a family is also a good idea, Vaezi suggests, as Ma and Pa can keep a closer eye on what Àicks their kids are viewing

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Pioneer’s Video employee Donna Ketch has been one of the local rental shop’s employees for about Äve years. “Connecting to the internet, it opens worlds for video stores still clenching on. their children that aren’t controllable. “Not only do I run a local video store, I enjoy the “We have lots of families that are very speci¿c of privilege of working with hundreds of indie video what they want their family to watch.” stores on the Movie Experts TEAM that are located Pioneer’s, which also has outlets in Ladysmith and in towns and cities from coast to coast, so I think Chemainus, also supplies local teachers an 18,000 everyone should know that we’re still here to serve video-strong collection choice for their teachings. the entertainment needs of the millions of consumPrime Video’s Boutin also pumped how indieers in our markets.”

European inÅux adds some sunshine to weather-dampened local tourist season Ashley Degraaf

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uf jeden Regen folgt auch Sonnenschein.” If you attempted to try and speak the above German proverb, what you were saying in English is: “there is sunshine after every rainfall.” And that European adage certainly translates to Cowichan’s rise in European tourists this summer as well as whack of visitors after wicked weather turned to sweet sunshine. Despite a pretty typical number of visitors checking Cowichan through July, what really made up for the last half of the summer were “huge numbers from Germany, Holland,

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NOTICE TO ELECTORS OF THE COWICHAN VALLEY REGIONAL DISTRICT; SCHOOL DISTRICT NO. 79 (COWICHAN VALLEY) - WITHIN CVRD ELECTORAL AREAS; AND THE THETIS ISLAND LOCAL TRUST AREA AVAILABILITY OF THE LIST OF REGISTERED ELECTORS Beginning Wednesday, September 28, 2011 until the close of general voting for CVRD Electoral Area Director, School District No. 79 (Cowichan Valley) Trustee and Thetis Island Local Trust Area Trustee on November 19, 2011, a copy of the list of registered electors will, upon signature, be available for public inspection, at the CVRD Of¿ce located at 175 Ingram Street, Duncan, BC, during regular of¿ce hours, 8:00 am to 4:30 pm, Monday to Friday, excluding statutory holidays. An elector may request that their address or other information about them be omitted from or obscured on the list of electors. ELECTOR QUALIFICATIONS RESIDENT ELECTORS: • age 18 or older; and • a Canadian citizen; and • a resident of British Columbia for at least 6 months immediately before the day of registration; and • a resident of: the CVRD; School District No. 79 (Cowichan Valley) - within CVRD Electoral Areas; or the Thetis Island Local Trust Area for at least 30 days immediately before the day of registration; and • not disquali¿ed by any enactment from voting in an election or otherwise disquali¿ed by law. NON-RESIDENT PROPERTY ELECTORS: • age 18 or older; and • a Canadian citizen; and • a resident of British Columbia for at least 6 months immediately before the day of registration; and • a registered owner of real property in: the CVRD; School District No. 79 (Cowichan Valley) - within CVRD Electoral Areas; or the Thetis Island Local Trust Area for at least 30 days immediately before the day of registration; and • not entitled to register as a resident elector; and • not disquali¿ed by any enactment from voting in an election or otherwise disquali¿ed by law; and • if there is more than one registered owner of the property, only one of those individuals may, with the written consent of the majority of the owners, register as a non-resident property elector. OBJECTION TO REGISTRATION OF AN ELECTOR

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those families on Friday to talk about the impacts of the altered subsidies. “It’s a really outrageous situation,” he said. “I intend to blast (the Liberal government) about it when I get back in the legislature.” Routley is puzzled the government would make it more dif¿cult for parents to work or go to school — especially with a looming skilled labour shortage in the province. “Providing adequate childcare is a key part of success for the future,” he said. “Now is the time to do it, if you’re serious about job creation.” But there’s another impact, says Parkside Academy’s director of programs. “For our community, I believe this means we’re not valuing our children as much as we should be,” Adriana

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Friday, September 23, 2011

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Wayward car rumbles through neighbour’s yard 58-year-old woman, who was the only person in the car. “Investigation determined that the driver lived in the residence next door, and had been maneuvering in her driveway when the car accelerated forward through the neighbouring yard,” Kerr explained. “The female was transported by ambulance to the Cowichan District Hospital with minor injuries.” Police said that while the incident remains under investigation, it has been determined alcohol was a factor, and the vehicle has been seized for mechanical inspection.

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con¿rmed his desire to run for re-election. Kate Marsh, Jennifer Woike, Roger Hart and Robert Douglas have informed us of their intent to join him on the ballot. George Seymour will not be running.

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Raemar Restorations – Rusty Hashimoto For the much needed staff he provided to help us set up the concession stand

The 50 + volunteers who helped to make the Chinese Food Concession Stand a huge success this year!

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point to hiking trails. The seawalk, plus phase one of Cow Bay’s estuary nature centre, are slated for April completion. North Cowichan Councillor George Seymour, liaison to the Crofton Community Centre Society, was stoked about the federal funds anchoring the seawalk’s completion for hikers, campers and kayakers. “I strongly believe this contribution elevates Crofton as a tourist centre, and it’ll be starting point for people once they learn about this walk’s links to the marine trail,” he said. “It’s a dream that’s been a long time coming — we started working on this project in the late ‘90s, and the core of that committee is still there.” Patience was key, said the veteran politician and statesman who’s not

seeking re-election in November’s civic election. “We’ve had to wait almost a decade to get this third phase in place. “The critical feature was to demonstrate to WestCCAP that this would be an economic driver of tourist activity.” Seymour applauded Cathy Robertson of Community Futures for helping land the federal grant. He also cheered municipal administrator Dave Devana’s ¿ve-year ¿scal plan. “The main feature established a capital reserve identifying $500,000 for 2012 for the seawalk,” Seymour said. “It’s gratifying to present the community association the commitment to begin phase three.”

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hat started as a trickle is fast becoming a Àood of candidate declarations for Nov. 19’s civic elections. To those who’ve already made their intentions clear, and to those still mulling the possibility of running for public of¿ce, we’ve got a few words of encouragement — and advice. Come with a thick skin, an open mind — open ears are crucial, too — and ideas. What Cowichan needs, whether it’s at Better make the Cowichan Valley Regional District, North Cowichan, Duncan or School sure you’re District 79, is leadership. We’re looking serious and for people who can get things done. We’re looking for people who realize prepared they can’t make everyone happy, and they can’t study an issue to death. We’re looking for people who are bold — who will learn, listen, and then make decisions accordingly. Remember, representing your community is a big commitment — be prepared to spend long hours around the council table, in committee meetings, and at public events. If you’re thinking of running, you should already be attending those meetings. Remember, this community has a complicated menu of issues — ranging from a variety of public projects and private developments, water, sewage, roads, taxes and more — and you’ve got to understand them. You’ve also got to have ideas to address them. If elected, what you do in the coming years will have a lasting impact on our community. Don’t run to inÀate your ego, ¿ll your time, pimp a particular cause, or for the paycheque. Do it because this is your community, and you want to help it grow for the bene¿t of everyone in it.

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Seeing both sides of: shooting cougars in public areas The case against

The case for As much as we may not want to kill these wild animals, we can’t have cougars running amok in communities. It’s well known that cougars mistake children for prey — their small size, high-pitched voices and erratic movements all spell “easy food” to these feline predators. If we have to sacrifice a few cougars in the name of safety for our children, so be it.

There have been several reported cougar sightings in the Cowichan area in the past few weeks.

Provincial cash is going to follow local leaders Patrick Hrushowy

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If Vancouver Islanders ¿nd themselves feeling left out of Premier Christy Clark’s jobs and innovation plan, they should look no further than themselves for the reasons. Maybe that’s a little unfair, because I don’t think island residents identify themselves as Vancouver Islanders but rather their identity is associated with regions on the island, i.e. Greater Victoria, Cowichan, “Is there a draNanaimo, Comox Valley, matic vision for North Island or Port Alberni/West Coast. the island?” There is no political, industrial or commercial force tying all of the island regions together. About as close as we get is Tourism Vancouver Island — but its actions and activities are fairly far removed from political decision

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makers or leaders. There is the Association of Vancouver Island Coastal Communities representing local government, but it’s been next to invisible. Why is any of this important? In the context of the province looking for ways to support job creation and regional economic development, a government relies almost exclusively on leadership from the local level to point to where senior government support can be most effective. Prince Rupert is an excellent example of where a community beset by a crippling economic slump lobbied long and hard for the establishment of international calibre shipping facilities. It eventually paid off, and a series of governments and businesses followed that leadership. Today, Prince Rupert is the home of a thriving and expanding port facility. Is it any wonder Premier Clark would want to follow that leadership and throw in some support to be associated with a winner in terms of

Before we reach for our rifles, we need to remember cougars were here first. We moved into their territory, not the other way around. So when these magnificent creatures wander into public areas, do the right, sensible thing: report it to conservation officers, and let them relocate the animal. Unless the cougar has attacked a human there is absolutely no justification for killing it.

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job creation? Governments do that all the time. Where is the leadership on Vancouver Island that would be capable of creating a vision that others would want to follow? What is it that Vancouver Island wants and needs to pave the way to further growth and prosperity? Is there a dramatic vision for the island that would be supported by residents in all of its parts? Right now the answer is no. Sadly, this entrenches the status quo and this includes Nanaimo being referred to as the unemployment capital of B.C. This isn’t to slam political and business leaders in any of the regions on the island. In Nanaimo, especially, they are working hard on their own issues. But maybe this is a wake-up call we need to ¿nd ways to work together to frame the strategic initiatives we need to help all of the island prosper — and thereby attract the support of

senior governments. It’s not that we don’t see provincial money — well over $500 million in recent years has been pumped in Nanaimo, Cowichan and greater Victoria. But it’s not associated with strategic investments that follow a vision created by island leaders. We’ve had almost $400 million between the new Royal Jubilee Hospital and a new emergency ward at Victoria General. There is $7.5 million committed to the Island Corridor Foundation project, and island universities will bene¿t from plans to increase foreign students in the province. So, Vancouver Islanders, what is our strategic vision, and who will frame it? Patrick Hrushowy writes every Friday in the News Leader Pictorial. Email him at phrushowy@shaw.ca


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“They don’t spend enough on cleaning up garbage and graffiti to make the area look nicer.”

Julia Grif¿th, Duncan

“Tree-cutting. There’s no control on forestry — none.”

Petra Fleming, Mill Bay

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Did legendary bandit end his life in Duncan?

It seems like it’s shoot Ärst, conservation later

Dear editor The local cougar sightings are bad news for the cougars. The so-called conservation of¿cer service wants us to report them, but ¿rst I would like someone at the service to share with us in detail its cougar management protocols and rules of engagement. Is there any seriously considered alternative to grabbing a gun, tracking them down and executing them? Perhaps they could supply statistics on the numbers of cougars and bears allowed to go about their business, chased away, relocated or shot? Until I ¿nd out otherwise I have to assume the only purpose of a phone call is to supply the co-ordinates for extermination. Wade Richardson

In my opinion: Rumours persist Caycuse loner was actually Butch Cassidy

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Dear editor I would like to clarify and expand on one of the comments I made about BC Hydro’s Smart Metering program during a recent Cowichan Valley Regional District meeting. At the meeting, I said that meters would not be transmitting anything until 2014 when all aspects of the smart meter program are functioning. This was wrong on my part. Initially, when they are installed, meters will temporarily transmit low, safe, analog signals until they are linked to a local collector system that will transmit data back to BC Hydro. When they are fully linked to this collector system, they will transmit consumption data wirelessly, just as safely, for a minute a day total. B.C.’s smart meter system will become fully operational by the end of 2012 and not 2014 as I mentioned. Additional elements of the smart metering program — such as distribution system meters and support for customer-based energy management systems — will continue into 2014. As this occurs, smart meters will help keep power rates among the lowest in North America (including a $70-million saving over three years); give customers more choices to conserve and reduce electricity use, and instantly tell BC Hydro when there’s a power outage so that it can be restored as quickly as possible.

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Kyla Mortil, Building Biology Environmental Consultant, presents her side against BC Hyrdro’s Smart Meters at a recent CVRD board meeting. Please let me reiterate that BC Hydro’s smart meters are safe. They communicate using a very low power signal — less than two microwatts per centimetre squared when standing adjacent to the meter — more than 50 per cent lower than the strictest standards in the world. To put it another way, at a distance of three feet, the power signal is 0.07 microwatts per centimetre squared — one ten-thousandth of Health Canada’s Safety Code. I do not want my mistake to take away from any other aspects of the presentation; especially the fact these meters are safe and secure for all of our customers. I apologize for the initial confusion and when it was brought to my attention by those intimately involved in the project, I wanted to clarify the issue as quickly and clearly as I could. Ted Olynyk BC Hydro

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DDear editor I read with some bewilderment the prop posal Joe Sawchuk outlined regarding the p privatization of our school district busing as a a means to save dollars. (“Contract out school s bus department and save” Sept. 16). Our transportation and maintenance facilit are a remarkable feat in effective use of ties p public money. School District 79 transports more m than 5,000 students to and from s school each day in the safest and greenest m manner possible. Though transportation funding f allocations have been frozen in this

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province for almost a decade, the employees and management have laboured thoughtfully to provide high quality service. To meet this funding challenge, our busing department has endured cuts to runs resulting in fuel savings but also loss of income for our drivers. The public has invested in this indispensable asset during many generations and we all deserve to see it function for our express bene¿t not cast away in a moment of ideologically driven false economy. All valuable public services cost money and hiving these off to private operators will not change that. What will change is the need to produce a pro¿t for the individual business person who takes up the project. This bene¿t will of course be realized with user fees, lowered standards of service and poorer wages and conditions for employees. Nothing is free. The families in Cowichan have dutifully paid for a good school busing service through their taxes and rely on that service. All costs for the civic decencies of life are socially born one way or another — I prefer the model which puts kids and workers ¿rst, rather than one which is intended to supply one person with a pro¿t. Eden Haythornthwaite Cowichan School Board Trustee

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o the 10 or 12 kids who attended Nixon Creek School in the 1930s in Caycuse, old Charlie Mott was of great interest. A bit of a recluse, the tall thin man with a drooping handlebar mustache lived in a small cabin on the far side of the bank of nearby Nixon Creek. Occasionally Mott would appear in Caycuse “to pick up a few groceries and his mail,” recalled Margaret McGowan many years later. Occasionally, he would visit Margaret’s dad Henry Norman, with the two sitting at the kitchen table talking quietly for hours on end. Part of the allure of the mysterious Charlie Mott was the subtle and persistent rumour that he had once been a gunman Cassidy: and train robber in the American Butch died in Duncan? West. Perhaps, the gossips whispered, the infamous Butch Cassidy? Mott was guardedly fond of the schoolchildren and on occasion would invite them all to supper, usually a Friday night. Once there, the kids delighted in playing with the squirrels Mott had tamed, admired the vegetable garden, and inspected any new and interesting projects that he might have undertaken. The next treat was dinner, a thick mulligan venison stew with fresh garden vegetables and huge slabs of homemade bread slathered with butter, in quantities enough to feed an army. On other occasions, Mott might invite the kids’ moms over for tea. This was conducted in a much more formal manner — bread and jam served with tea along with polite conversation. Since the camp folks knew Mott was constantly on guard with riÀe over his arm, while anticipating the approach of the occasional stranger on the trail or the beach, they speculated his invitations were a way to quell unexpected company. Two of the older camp boys liked to visit him and listen to his stories of bank and train robberies and other daring escapades. Both boys told of seeing bullet holes in his shoulder and leg, which he supposedly received in gun¿ghts. They boasted Mott never missed a target with his riÀe. One day, one of the boys entered Mott’s cabin and surprised him as he napped. In a Àash, Mott was on his feet with riÀe aimed. Fortunately, he paused long enough to recognize the boy before pulling the trigger. One suspects the encounter was broadcast all over camp soon after, which likely helped to discourage any further surprise visitors. It was said that two days before Charlie’s death in 1937 at the Duncan hospital, two Pinkerton detective agents from the United States arrived at the hospital, having ¿nally tracked down the man they had searched many years for. Since death was “very near,” Mott’s doctors refused the agents permission to question him. The residents of Caycuse had often wondered if the mysterious Charlie Mott was actually the legendary bank and train robber Butch Cassidy, who, along with the Sundance Kid, had long been pursued by the same Pinkerton National Detective Agency. Originally published in the Lake Cowichan Gazette. Of¿cial records state Cassidy was shot to death in Bolivia in 1908, however questions persist about whether that is actually the case.


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Tour riders need to be Ät to conquer Alberni’s hump Cops For Cancer: Malahat climb easier than expected Erin Haluschak Black Press

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ormer Tour de Rock rider Phil Hochu has not only a new perspective, but a new appreciation of the Port Alberni hump. Hochu, a corporal with the military police at 19 Wing Comox who participated in the 2010 Tour de Rock ride, recalled one of the most dif¿cult parts of the route across Vancouver Island — heading west. “We did a lot of preparation for the race; hill nights every Tuesday

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Const. Phil Hochu of the 19 Wing Comox military police, who was part of the trek last year. in in Nanaimo, sprint Alberni hump and Hydro and chase Thursdays in Hill (toward To¿no) was Coombs and long distance short but super steep,” Sundays from the Comox explained Hochu. Valley to Campbell River Despite the challenge of and back. There are a lot riding uphill, Hochu said of dif¿cult spots all over coasting back down upon the island, but one of return to the east side of the hardest was the Port the island provided some

of the more enjoyable, relaxing moments of the ride. “We had a fun time coming off the hump. (The riders) would space ourselves coming out of Port Alberni and we coasted down. It was a good time, because we could relax a bit to balance the other times that would be intense. Driving the island by car is nothing compared to doing it by cycling. You’re able to look around and see the wilderness,” he said. Heading south, Hochu admitted the Malahat was not quite as dif¿cult a challenge as he had expected. “Of course it’s hard, but we were pretty strong as a team; the training de¿nitely helped,” he said. more on A14

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Cowichan Consort sharing Music We Love! in Mill Bay Ashley Degraaf

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Next Star contender Parker Schmidt sits in last place in the finals of national YTV voting, network staff said Friday. But Schmidt’s sixth place voteranking can change by locals logging on to YTV’s website and voting for the Duncan singer.

Cowichan fans can vote for Schmidt until 4 p.m. (Pacific) Sept. 25 when the finals will be aired. Votes tallies for Schmidt and his five challengers have were unavailable. To support Schmidt in his Next Star bid, visit nextstar.ytv.com, hit ‘Vote’

and start clicking. Calgary performer Charlie Storwick, 12, is currently the vote leader, YTV staffer Anne Vranic said. Schmidt, 12, returns to Toronto for the finals to be broadcast live from Canada’s Wonderland.

Children’s festival polishing a Diamond Peter W. Rusland

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Norman Jackson’s work captures a wide variety of subjects, including First Nations elder and Duncan city councillor Joe (Bingo) Thorne.

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Art is life and it comes alive in eclectic Jackson show Peter W. Rusland

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orma Jackson speaks through her brush. Her spiritual dialogue can be seen Saturday during Jackson’s solo show of two-dozen works in Mill Bay’s Loft gallery. Her Art Is Life exhibition of acrylics offers portraits and sculpture paintings, abstracts and wildlife. “The main show’s pretty eclectic with a section honouring Cowichan Tribes,” she said of images of Salish Natives Joe (Bingo) Thorne, ¿lmmaker Harold C. Joe and others. “I hope people see life in a different way through my work,” the Vernon native said. “I like to speak through my art. I don’t paint anything I don’t feel moved by. “With portraits, I try to capture the spiritual essence of that individual — I like spending time with the person too; that’s why they look so alive. Your Community

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“I spent several days with Harold when he was presenting to an Aboriginal class at VIU Cowichan, then we walked tribal grounds and shared life stories.” Jackson’s background includes a Tsimshian medicine woman, the mentor who taught her to listen to her heart, and her subconscious. “I chose the image of Harold. “That night I woke up in the middle of the night with a red-tail hawk Àying straight at me — then I knew that I had to do a painting of him with a red-tail hawk, which is Harold’s spirit totem.” Jackson’s portraits take about a week to paint, using photos of her subjects. “I take pictures of them when they’re not aware, so it’s more spontaneous, not a pose.” Her artistic career is no pose, either. The paralegal development of¿cer began drawing. She met her Native mentor and created a marionette theatre involving puppets aplenty for community presentations. “I took a spiritual trek of discovery.”

When her marionette theatre ended, Jackson started painting, taking courses and workshops. She absorbed colour ideas from nature watercolourist David McEown. “He gave me a big green light about ¿ve years ago, and I haven’t looked back. “In the past three years I’ve had ¿ve awards from the Federation of Canadian Artists,” said the North Cowichanian with collectors from New York to Switzerland. The former student now instructs art while planning freeform abstracts and sculptural emerging-art images. Jackson’s advice to artists in waiting? “Glean all the techniques and methods you can, but don’t copy — make it your own voice and your own passion.”

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Disc Golf Tournament and Beach Party: for the Cowichan Therapeutic Riding Association’s 25th anniversary. Games, food and music, 1 to 10 p.m. The event is free. Call CTRA at 250-746-1028.

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Saturday Young Naturalists: will plant native trees and shrubs along the shoreline of Sterling Park by Quamichan Lake, 10 a.m. to noon. For more about the Young Naturalists Club, or to join, contact John or Linda at 250-746-6141

Sunday WildÅowers for Tomorrow Event: volunteers can work in the native plant nursery at the Cowichan Garry Oak Preserve, seeding and transplanting some of the colourful and specially adapted plants, 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the preserve parking lot at the end of Aitken Rd, off of Maple Bay Rd. Bring a lunch, appropriate clothing and your camera. Call 250748-7124 for information

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Lena Birtwistle and company: Lena and invited guests are bringing a sense of koolio in the singer /songwriter genre of the island with powerful, soulful vocals around stellar piano and guitar work, 8 p.m., Duncan Garage Showroom, 330 Duncan Street. Tickets are $12 in advance, $15 at the door. Call 250-748-7246.

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Your Cowichan Valley events calendar Saturday

Mainly sunny Saturday, rain Sunday, H 16-20C

at 5:15 pm for networking, snacks and info about the Golden Brush Awards and other Chamber activities. Meeting begins 6 p.m. Driving for seniors: Steve

Presents

Andrew Leong/¿le

Duncan’s Got Talent Showcase: featuring the 2011 winner, second- and third-place finishers showcase their vocal talents, 2 p.m., Duncan Garage Showroom, 330 Duncan Street. Tickets are $10 suggested donation. Call 250-748-7246.

Monday Midnight in Paris: a Reel Alternatives presentation of Woody Allen’s unapologetic love letter to the City of Light. Part of Film Circuit, a division

1st Canadian ever to win the International Blues Competition (2010) www.stubbyfingers.ca

with Del Barber, 2011 Juno nominee ‘best roots’

For The Love of Words: with your host Bill Levity, a written word appreciation night. Share your poems, stories, or favourite piece by someone else, 8 p.m., Duncan Garage Showroom, 330 Duncan Street. Tickets are $5 readers, $10 others. Call 250-748-7246.

Chemainus Chamber of Com-

Presents

matt

Friday, Sept. 30 7:30 PM

Harold C. Joe in Conversation: a local filmmaker passionate about documenting the history and traditions of the Cowichan people speaks as part of the Creators on Campus series, 6 p.m., at the VIU Cowichan Theatre (room 140) 2011 University Way, Duncan. Free and open to the public.

Taoist Tai Chi: demo and participation opportunity, 10 a.m. to noon, Charles Hoey Park.

room rental. Sponored by the Senior Resource and Support Society. Space is limited. For information and a seat, email ajhyphen@shaw.ca. Wallace will also speak Sept. 28 at Arbutus Ridge.

ANDERSEN

Tuesday

The Love Guns provide the entertainment as the Cowichan Therapeutic Riding Association turns 25 with a beach party.

Wallace of Wallace Driving School discusses driving after 80 and some of the potholes on the way, 1:30 p.m. at Duncan United Church. Admission by $5 donation to cover

www.delbarber.com

Tickets: $25 eyeGo: $5 COWICHAN TICKET CENTRE 250.748.7529 2687 James Street, Duncan BC V9L 2X5

www.cowichantheatre.bc.ca

Jim Byrnes & The Sojourners Friday, October 14 | 7:30 PM “...a modern twist on the blues tradition...backed by a killer band, dominated by soulful vocals...” Naird Newsletter

 LIVE ENTERTAINMENT! SATURDAY, SEPT. 24 9 PM

“ALMOST JOHNNY CASH” AND

“BIG RIVER BAND”

“YOU’VE GOT TO SEE AND HEAR IT TO BELIEVE IT” $15 ADVANCE TICKET - $17 AT DOOR

GREAT FOOD & DRINKS - NICE ATMOSPHERE SUNDAYS

“JOE ANDERSON’S ACOUSTIC GUITAR”

NO COVER PATIO 1-4 OR INSIDE 4-7

Tickets: $30 eyeGo $5

SATURDAY, OCT.1 9 PM

“THOR & THE THUNDERCATS” BLUES GUITAR & BASS TO DANCE TO PERFORMANCES HAVE A $10 TICKET PRICE OR 3 FOR $25, UNLESS OTHERWISE NOTED

COWICHAN TICKET CENTRE 250.748.7529 2687 James Street, Duncan BC V9L 2X5

www.cowichantheatre.bc.ca

Open Daily: Bistro/Cafe Mon-Fri 11-7 pm Sat-Sun 8-8 pm* Liquor Store 9 am * Pub 11 am 1534 Joan Avenue, Crofton. 250 324 2000 www.croftonhotel.ca


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FREED, Thelma passed gently away, at Sunridge Place in Duncan, Sunday evening Sept. 18th. at age 84. She was born Thelma Leona Stubbs, Jan. 8th, 1927 in Bowsman, Manitoba. She was the eldest of 15 children raised by Charlie and Sarah Stubbs. Right after grade school Thelma left home to ďŹ nd work, ďŹ rst as domestic help and then as a dietician assistant in the London Ontario General Hospital where she made her career. Thelma married Axel Freed in 1952 in Sidney, B.C. They eventually moved to London Ontario. Axel, who passed away in 1977, worked for the City of London for many years. After his death,Thelma moved to Victoria, spending 30 active years there. She loved to travel: downtown, up island, and across the country! The bus system was her lifeline, and she had no qualms about striking up friendships enroute. Her big smile, ready laugh, and old country truisms charmed many a traveller. While in Victoria she volunteered many years at the Salvation Army store. Thelma fractured a hip three years ago and was fortunate enough to move into Sunridge Place in Duncan. Besides the occasional outing and regular visits from her family, Thelma's favourite pass-times there were bingo, karaoke, and especially putting jig saw puzzles together. She hated to pull them apart again! Thelma was predeceased by her husband, her parents, three brothers, one sister, ďŹ ve brothers-in-law and one sister-inlaw. She is survived by her son Ross [Diane] of Winnipeg, six sisters and four brothers. Brothers Bob and Lorern (Aly) and sister Phyllis Stubbs reside in Duncan. Her sister Muriel Ovestrud lives in Victoria. Thelma was very fond of her many nieces and nephews. The family would like to express their heartfelt thanks to all the staff at Sunridge Place for the ďŹ ne care during her sojourn there; and especially to the caregivers and nurses in Aster House for their gentle and loving dedication toward Thelma during the last week of her life. Thelma died with such dignity. She insisted she would be ďŹ ne. So she is. Thelmaâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s life will be celebrated in the chapel at Providence Farm on Sat. Sept. 24th at 1:00 p.m. followed by a luncheon. In lieu of ďŹ&#x201A;owers please make donations in Thelmaâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s name to Providence Farm. Online condolences may be offered at www.hwwallacecbc.com

H.W. Wallace 251 Jubilee St. 250-701-0001

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BETTY IRENE COOK NOVEMBER 24, 1939 SEPTEMBER 5, 2011 It is with great sadness we announce the passing of Betty Irene Cook. She is survived by her loving sons Stephen Cook (Mellissa), Donnie, Tommy, daughter Debbie and many grandchildren. She will be deeply missed by her family & many friends. Please join Stephen and Mellissa for a celebration of life Sunday, September 25, at 1 pm at their home #2-1959 Kaltasin Rd, Sooke, BC

May the roads rise to meet you, May the wind be always at your back, May the sun shine warm upon your face, The rain fall soft upon your ďŹ elds And, until we meet again, May God hold you in the hollow of his hand.

Your Community, Your ClassiďŹ eds. Call 310-3535


Friday, September 23, 2011

Cowichan News Leader Pictorial A23

FAMILY ANNOUNCEMENTS

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DEATHS

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COMING EVENTS

LOST AND FOUND

SPORTS & RECREATION

INFORMATION

INFORMATION

KEYS FOUND at Herd & Osborne Rd, approx June 17/11. 3 Keys on a “Smarter than I look” lanyard, with name tag Johnny and a couple of Winnie the Pooh figurines. Can be claimed at the News Leader Pictorial office, #2 - 5380 Trans Can Hwy, beside Buckerfields.

DUNCAN BADMINTON Club starts Oct 4, Tues, Thurs 8-10, Multipurpose Hall, Is. Savings Centre. All welcome! Call 250746-4380 for more information

2nd Annual

Cowichan News Leader Pictorial

Charity Book Sale! 5380 Trans Canada Hwy (off Boys Rd. ) Duncan, BC beside Buckerfields

Saturday September 24th 8 am- 4 pm Over 20,000 titles! $1 paperbacks $2 hardcovers Come out & get your Fall Reading materials & Christmas Shopping done early All proceeds to: 2011 Pennies for Presents Campaign supporting Cowichan Food Banks

Last year you helped us raise over $5,000!!!

Attention History Buffs, and Emerging or Professional Writers:

KEYS FOUND in News Leader Pictorial parking lot Aug 18 or 19, 2 keys on ring with a plastic tag that has Canadian flags & the number 404 on both sides. Can be claimed at the News Leader Pictorial office, next to Buckerfields KEYS FOUND, Sat Aug 13th on Mckenzie near Donnay. Has a North American Hunting Club life member medallion on ring. Can be claimed at the News Leader Pictorial office, #2-5380 TCHwy, next to Buckerfields. 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

CARDS OF THANKS

PAULA HAYER (WRIGHT)

Let’s get personal… the right person is out there somewhere! let us help you find them... We know there are hundreds of singles in our community. Advertise your single status seven times per week (up to 10 lines of text) for FREE! Don’t have an email address to publish in your ad? Rent one of our file numbers for $10/month. *must be 19 years of age to participate

HARVEST FAIR 2011

Hosted by St. Peter’s Anglican Church 5800 Church Rd. Duncan

Saturday Oct 1 9am - 1:30 pm

FUNERAL HOMES

FUNERAL HOMES

H.W. Wallace Cremation & Burial Centre Inc

& Affordable cremation and burial options including natural services & Pre-arrangements & Approved Funeral Provider for Memorial Society of BC

250-701-0001

251 Jubilee St.

Email: hwwallace@shawbiz.ca www.hwwallacecbc.com Locally Owned & Operated

Duncan United Church

INFORMATION DOWNTOWN VICTORIAparking available, 800 block of Broughton St. $225/month. Call 250-381-3633, local 247.

LEGALS TAKE NOTICE that goods stored by the following people at Mill Bay Storage (1185 Shawnigan Mill Bay Rd., Mill Bay, BC) will be sold to cover charges under the WAREHOUSE LIEN ACT. * Lisa Balkwill * Douglas Tuttle * Tom Roberts * Robert Watson

CLASSIFIEDS WORK HARD! Call 310.3535

Serving the Cowichan Valley since 1903

Ralph

TENDERS

Free Parenting Group for parents of Teens Oct 6 to Oct 27 Thurs. 6:45 to 8:45 pm 200 Cowichan Way, Duncan Phone 250-748-0232

CHARLOTTE DIAMOND!!

Justin Ed

opposite oppositePost PostOffice Office

Community Options Society

Saturday Sept 24 11 am to 4 pm Featuring games, rides, food, crafts and fun! Plus don’t miss our Special Guest

s!UTOs(OMEs"USINESS    Mon-Fri 8-5 Sat 9-5

746-4642 Fax: 250 Fax: 250-746-4642 186 St.,St., Duncan 186Ingram Ingram Duncan

Deadline for draft Submission: November 1st, 2011

Sunshine passes, shadows fall; Love’s remembrance outlasts all.

Baby & Community Pat 748-6740 Pam 749-4165 Business & Professional Welcome: Darcey 701-3333 Website: www.welcomewagon.ca 746-4236 246-4463 749-4165

Windshield Replacement and Repair

Call 310.3535

To indicate your interest or for further information contact the Duncan BIA office at 250 715 1700 or email us at dbia@downtownduncan.ca

(Corner of Ingram & Jubilee) Garage Sale Crafts Books Home Baking Lunch Collectibles Silent Auction Entertainment Jams Proceeds support Church Community Outreach Programs

David Diana Pam

Your Community, Your Classifieds

The Hayer and Wright Families wish to extend our sincere thanks for the very thoughtful expressions of sympathy and the many acts of kindness shown to us after Paula's sudden passing July 31, 2011. This loving support from our family and friends will be remembered always.

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Community Welcome

CARDS OF THANKS

Deadline for expression of interest: October 7th, 2011

2nd Annual Children’s Community Fair!

CHILDCARE AVAILABLE PRECIOUS Cargo. Early Before and after school care(6am). Cobble Hill and Mill Bay district. P/U drop-off, Breakfast and snacks. Quality care for shift workers and commuters. Call Lisa Frew 250-743-7547 or 250-5166303. lisafrew68@shaw.ca.

As part of the Duncan Centennial Celebration, The Duncan Business Improvement Area Society (DBIAS) and the Cowichan Valley Arts Council (CVAC) are looking for up to six different writers (or collaborative writing groups), who are interested in researching and then drafting, simple plot lines about an historically interesting incident from the history of Duncan. This would then become the basis for a short vignette (or historic re-enactment) produced by local school or theatre groups during Duncan Days, July, 2012. The pieces need to be based in fact and need to reflect the ethnic demographic of the time.

COMING EVENTS

If you are new to the Neighbourhood call one of these representatives for your FREE Basket of Gifts.

CHILDREN

Unit 2, 5380 Trans Canada Hwy., Duncan 250-746-4471

Mike

Lucas

250 746 4824 250-746-4824

Glass, Mirrors, Email: dobsonsglass@telus.net

Thermal Panes & Screens www.dobsonsglass.com

TENDERS

CITY OF DUNCAN TENDER INVITATION The City of Duncan invites tenders for the supply and delivery of storm water pumps for the Marchmont Stormwater Pumping Station Upgrade. The work includes the supply and delivery of two (2) 800 L/s drainage pumps as detailed in the tender documents. Documents may be viewed and obtained at the office of Opus DaytonKnight Consultants Ltd., Unit 210, 889 Harbourside Drive, North Vancouver, British Columbia, at the City of Duncan, 200 Craig Street, Duncan, B.C. V9L 1W3, or by contacting Bengul Kurtar. Please return your tender, in a sealed envelope, not later than 2:00 p.m. local time, September 29, 2011 to the following specific physical location: City of Duncan 200 Craig Street Duncan, B.C. V9L 1W3 For technical information please contact Bengul Kurtar (Bengul.Kurtar@opusdaytonknight.com) at 604 990-4800.

INFORMATION

INFORMATION

ISLAND SAVINGS CENTRE Recreation Survey DEADLINE SUBMISSION REMINDER

PERSONALS

PERSONALS

CAN’T STOP DRINKING? Cobble Hill Discussion Group Mon, Thurs & Friday 8:00 pm. 3141 Cameron Taggart Rd., Cobble Hill. (250)743-3863

LOOKING FOR WITNESS To MVA between a white car and a cyclist at the intersection of James St and Trans Canada Hwy, Duncan, at 9:00am, Wednesday, August 3, 2011. Please contact S. Genereaux, ICBC 250-709-3416 or 1-800-665-6144

The recreation survey deadline for submission is quickly approaching! If you didn’t get your insert in the September 9th issue of the Citizen, call me, Alana Plunet at 250.746.0401 and I’ll send you one. Or, fill out the survey online at www.iscentre.bc.ca and click on Recreation Survey.

Recognize Habits and Patterns that hold you back

This survey is being directed to homes in the following areas only: Electoral Areas D Cowichan Bay and Area E - Cowichan Station/Sahtlam/Glenora, the City of Duncan, and the District of North Cowichan.

WE’RE ON THE WEB

• Stop Smoking • Addictions • Fears & Phobia • Weight Loss • Self Esteem/Confidence Assisting People in the Valley for 19 years

Techniques Include: Hypnosis E.F.T. T.A.T. WHEE Barbara Adelborg C.M.H., H.T. is a Certified Hypnotherapist 106-225 Canada Ave., Duncan

746-1969

Please return the survey by September 30th for your chance to win some great prizes!

COWICHAN VALLEY REGIONAL DISTRICT 175 Ingram Street, Duncan, B.C. V9L 1N8

Phone: (250) 746-2500 Fax: (250) 746-5612 Email: cvrd@cvrd.bc.ca Web: http://www.cvrd.bc.ca


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Friday, September 23, 2011

ADMINISTRATION CLERICAL/OFFICE/SALES Full time Location: Ladysmith, B.C. Are you professional, organized, and detail oriented? We require a motivated person for our small office. This position covers a broad spectrum of duties. Strong computer skills, accuracy, and an ability to multi task in a fast paced environment. Previous experience in cabinet/countertop or related fields preferred. Please send resume to: pgilker@telus.net

BUSINESS OPPORTUNITIES WATER is a precious resource. 5 Rotary well drilling rigs complete with service trucks. 1 Cable tool well drilling rig, 1 Smeal pump truck, 1 3500 gal SS water tanker. Delivery available. Financing OAC. Call (587)988-1466, Fairmont Drilling Supplies Ltd., ask for Avi or Doug

EDUCATION/TRADE SCHOOLS

EDUCATION/TRADE SCHOOLS FOODSAFE AT Island Savings Centre, Oct 1st, Oct. 22nd courses 8:30-4:30 $65. 250746-4154 www.saferfood.ca FOODSAFE AT Island Savings Centre, Sept. 24th, Oct. 22nd courses 8:30-4:30 $65. 250746-4154 www.saferfood.ca

INTERIOR HEAVY EQUIPMENT OPERATOR SCHOOL. Locations in Alberta & BC. Hands on real world training. Full sized equipment. Job placement assist. Funding Avail. www.iheschool.com 1-866-399-3853

HELP WANTED Get Paid To Lose WEIGHT

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ONLINE, COLLEGE Accredited, Web Design Training, Administered by the Canadian Society for Social Development. Learn from the comfort of home! Starts October 24. Apply today: www.ibde.ca

V.I.T.A.L. Society

is accepting applications for Home Sharing Providers. Interested applicants will be willing to share their homes, families, lives while providing support to

HELP WANTED COBBLESTONE PUB is seeking P/T line cooks. Some experience is necessary. Apply in person or send resume to davekral@hotmail.com. Position is available immediately. Wage will b determined by experience. Full benefits available as well. 250-743-4295 ask for Don or Dave

people with developmental

disabilities and mental health diagnosis. If you are interested in learning more please call

Janet Auger, Home Sharing Coordinator @ 250-748-5899.

1.888.546.2886

Looking for a NEW employee? www.bcjobnetwork.com

HELP WANTED

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PERMANENT CARRIERS REQUIRED ON THE FOLLOWING ROUTES: COBBLE HILL 203060 – Burnham Park, 1751 Northgate Rd, Units 1-74 «(67 papers) 203061 – Burnham Park, 1751 Northgate Rd, Units 101-182 (57 papers) COWICHAN BAY 253452 – Alder Glen, Maple Glen, Ordano, George (62 papers) 253502 – Botwood, Cowichan Bay, Wessex (69 papers) CROFTON 503603 – Adelaide, Arthur, York (47 papers) 503650 – Arthur, Coronation, Edmund, Emily, Musgrave (71 papers) DUNCAN 100300 – Harmony, Sandra, Tzouhalem, Valleyview (67 papers) 101000 – Church, Crescent, Tzouhalem (119 papers) 101160 – Columbine, 6012-6020 Trillium Pl, 2404-2520 Trillium Terr, 5989-6084 Trillium Way (44 papers) 104500 – Allenby, Boal, Mearns, Polkey, Roberts, TCH (126 papers) 104505 – 3007-3115 Glenora, Bright, Cormorant, Brandt (49 papers) 104510 – Eagle Heights, Mountain View Cres, 5300-5330 Miller (61 papers) 104515 – 5333-5476 Miller, Laurel Grove, Shmaqwuthut (49 papers MAPLE BAY 153850 – Deborah, Frances (81 papers) 153900 – Ambleside, Deykin, Lansdowne, Maple Bay, Shoreview, Trumpeter, Westlock (75 papers) 153945 – Kingsview, Magnolia, Nimpkish, Selkirck (56 papers) 154001 – Burnett, Finlay, McKenzie (47 papers)

*all paper counts are approximates CALL LARA NOW Extension 224

250-746-4471

HELP WANTED

CLEMENTS Centre Child Development Team is looking for an experienced pediatric occupational therapist to add to our existing complement of OTs. This is a 14 to 16 hours per week permanent part time position to work with in our community based, family centered multi disciplinary child development team. Applicants must be registered with the College of Occupational Therapists of BC. Experience with feeding and swallowing disorders would be an asset. Forward a cover letter and resume, by October 17, 2011 to: Delta McDonell, Program Manager Clements Centre Society Children’s Services, 5856 Clements St., Duncan BC, V9L 3W3, or email: dmcdonell@clementscentre.org or ph: 250-746-4135 ext 234. Please feel free to call or e mail for more details about our team and our community.

EDUCATION/TRADE SCHOOLS

PROFESSIONAL/ MANAGEMENT

TEACHERS

Forestry/Construction Group seeking energetic F/T Controller/Office Manager. Duties to include management of financial planning, operational budgeting, costing, monthly progress reporting, company assets held within, day-to-day banking and control functions in the office environment. Applicant must have extensive accounting experience and knowledge in Simply Accounting.

Please email detailed resume to:

serskine@shaw.ca SALES

AGAPELAND CHRISTIAN Preschool (Duncan), Early Childhood Education Licensed Teacher for Sept/2012. Call 250-746-5288.

TRADES, TECHNICAL ALTERNATIVE FOREST Operations is a dynamic growing BC Forestry business, providing extraordinary performance for our customers and crew. We have immediate openings for the following positions. . Skyline Hooktender . Rigging Slingers . Chokermen . Certified Fallers If you are a safe high level performer, experienced and work well with others contact us! Mail resume to AFO, 3818 Cowichan Lake Rd, Duncan, BC, V9L 6K2. Email: admin@heli-log.com. Website: www.heli-log.com

HD/CT Mechanics

HD Parts Sales Person P & R Western Star & Freightliner Turcks has openings for a qualified parts person at Victoria and Duncan locations. Excellent wage & benefit package. Please email heidi@prwesternstar.com or fax to 250 652-9130

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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.

PARTS COUNTER PERSON Experienced parts counter person required for North Island Ford Store. We pay competitive wages and offer benefits package. Email resume to: dlsales@telus.net

The Lemare Group is currently seeking a heavy duty mechanic for the North Vancouver Island area. Full time, union wages. Email resume to office@lemare.ca or fax to: 250-956-4888.

LOG TRUCK mechanic for Kurt Leroy Trucking LTD. Welding an asset. Ben. inc. To start immed. Campbell River. Fax resume to 250-287-9914.

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HELP WANTED

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COMOX VALLEY RV requires a Sales Manager, Finance Manager and 2 Sales Representatives. Automotive sales experience an asset. Please email your resume to: danny@comoxvalleyrv.com

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EDUCATION/TRADE SCHOOLS

P & R Western Star & Freightliner has openings available for certified HD/CT Mechanics at our Victoria and Duncan locations. Excellent wage & benefit package. Please email heidi@prwesternstar.com or fax to 250-652-9130 HEAVY DUTY or Commercial Transport Mechanic required. Competitive wages and benefits. Please email: reception@profabmanufacturing.net

fax (250-416-0232) or deliver resume to Profab Manufacturing Ltd. 3128 Hope Place, Chemainus BC. May consider 3rd year apprentice.

VOLUNTEERS Do you ever ask yourself How can _I_ make a difference? Contact us, and together we can plant the seeds of change, because Volunteers Grow Community. 250-748-2133

Cowichan Intercultural Society Client Support Assistant

www.volunteercowichan.bc.ca

The Cowichan Intercultural Society is a Canadian registered charitable organization that has been operating in the Cowichan Valley Region for 30 years. We are the leading community resource for a variety of settlement services to immigrants, and for education and awareness in developing welcoming and inclusive communities. We have a rich history of collaboration with cross-sectoral organizations, businesses, and all levels of government.

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

The Client Support Assistant will support the work of the Settlement Coordinator and the Bridging Coordinator, assisting in the delivery of services to newcomer clients. The incumbent will support the integration of Settlement, Bridging, ELSA and ESLSAP, as well as provide planning and implementation support for the Women’s group (existing) and the Men’s group (to be developed).

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The ideal candidate will have: • a sensitivity for intercultural and inclusive communities; • a demonstrated track record of successful program assistance; • post-secondary education; • demonstrated success in working with volunteers; • excellence in verbal, written and interpersonal communications; • a valid driver’s license and access to a vehicle; • ability to work flexible hours; • experience with non-profit organizations and structure; • ability to work closely with a team; • familiarity with MS Office; • be fluent in English; • fluent in a second language (preferable); • ability to exercise discretion; • ability to share vision and mission and engage others in support of CIS. This is a 15 hour per week position. Salary is $15/hr. The successful candidate will receive two weeks holidays. APPLICATION DEADLINE: 4 pm, Friday, October 14, 2011 Interested candidates should provide resume and cover letter in PDF format to: cis@telus.net Deborah Conner 205 – 394 Duncan Street Duncan, BC V9L 3W4

WORK WANTED

PERSONAL SERVICES HEALTH PRODUCTS

HOLISTIC HEALTH BEST MASSAGE, on Vancouver Island, $50/hr, 7 days by appt. 250-510-1963

HELP WANTED

HELP WANTED REFLEXOLOGY & REIKI by TERRI

FOOD & BEVERAGE I FOOD & BEVERAGE II (COOK / BARTENDER) KERRY PARK RECREATION CENTRE

3 - 1 hour sessions for $159 or $60 per hour. Mix any 3 - 1 session with, Indian Head Massage, Chair Massage, Foot Reflexology, and Reiki. Thai Foot Reflexology $75 or 3 sessions for $210.

(CASUAL OPPORTUNTIES)

Terri (250)701-8962

Casual Food & Beverage opportunities are available at the Kerry Park Recreation Centre.

FINANCIAL SERVICES

Do you have experience cooking, bartending, cashiering, dishwashing, bussing, and performing banquet and concession work? Do you have the required certification? A valid First Aid Level 1 with Child CPR, and recent Food Safe certificate (within past 3 years), and a Serving It Right certificate (required for bartending). Successful candidates are hard working, team players who enjoy providing pleasant professional service to patrons and are available to work a variety of shifts. If these casual opportunities interest you, please visit our website for full qualification details including application instructions. www.cvrd.bc.ca COWICHAN VALLEY Phone: (250) 746-2500 REGIONAL DISTRICT Fax: (250) 746-2513 Email: cvrd@cvrd.bc.ca 175 Ingram Street Duncan, B.C. V9L 1N8 Website: http://www.cvrd.bc.ca

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Friday, September 23, 2011

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PERSONAL SERVICES

PETS

MERCHANDISE FOR SALE

MERCHANDISE FOR SALE

REAL ESTATE

RENTALS

RENTALS

FINANCIAL SERVICES

LIVESTOCK

FUEL/FIREWOOD

MISCELLANEOUS FOR SALE

OPEN HOUSE

APARTMENT/CONDO

APARTMENT/CONDO

CHICKEN MANURE WANTED: With not to much sawdust in it. Fresh or old. (250)748-0928

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.

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

OPEN HOUSE

CROFTON, 2 bedroom, Available now, $800 mo. Call 250-250-210-0756.

FURNITURE

CASH

PETS ABSOLUTELY BEAUTIFUL black Shih-Tzu Poodles (Shiht/Poo) puppy, 11 wks old, 1 male, $450, includes shots Call 250-709-9977.

MERCHANDISE FOR SALE AUCTIONS HUGE RESTAURANT AUCTION Deli & Food Services Equipment. Consignments now being accepted. Oct 1, 11am at Dodds Auction, 3311 - 28 Ave Vernon. View photos at doddsauction.com 250-5453259

PHOTOGRAPHY/VIDEO We BUY and SELL used cameras. Peacock’s 250-7489923. Passport photos $8.48

SMALL ADS, BIG DEALS! Call 310.3535

BRAND New LUXURY Queen Size Pillow Top Mattress Set (in original Package) left over from LARGE hotel order.800 coils. MSRP$1299.00 Liquida- tion Price $490.00. (11 available) Kings $790.00. Includes both boxspring/ mattress.. Delivery available. text or call 1 250 334 7527 to reserve a set.

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

Independent Business Owner email:

shop@cbncanada.com

Garage Sales

CHEMAINUS- FULLER Lake Rd. (across from arena). Sat. Sept.24, 9am-2pm. Furniture, tools, golf, fishing, collectibles, household items, much, much, more. No Early Birds!

GARAGE SALES * Great bargains

Cobble Hill: Braithwaite community garage sale, over 10+ homes, Sat, Sept 24, 9-2 pm.

HERITAGE Pawn

DUNCAN. 3 Family sale! Sat Sept 24, 8-3, Moorfield off Somenos or Lane DUNCAN, Multi family, Sat Sept 24, 9-1, 6080 York Rd, off Trillium, off Lakes. Furniture, sports equip, gas lawnmower, clothing. Lots of great stuff. DUNCAN/SAHTLAM, 4387 Creighton Rd. (beside Sahtlam Fire Hall), Sat & Sun, Sept. 24 & 25, 8am (both days). Everything must go sale. Furniture, kitchen odds and ends, small truck hitch & much more. DUNCAN: SAT., Sept. 24, 9-3. 260 Gov’t St, COLOSSAL GARAGE SALE! Last sale of YEAR, come join us. Tables for rent! 250-748-2264. DUNCAN, Sat Sept 24, 9-4, 3193 Kimberly Dr., off Cowichan Lake Rd, near hospital. Rain or Shine! DUNCAN, Sunday Sept 25, 9-2, 2268 Moose Rd, off Lakes. Foosball table, poker table, tools, board games, furniture, household misc, fresh homemade donuts! And MORE FAIRVIEW WAY. Saturday Sept. 24, 9am-1pm. Come and enjoy this Multi-family neighbourhood sale! MAPLE BAY, 3 Family, Sat Sept 24, 8-12, 6467 Nevilane Dr., off Mckenzie. Some bag sale, electronics, clothing, bedding, all quality items!

PARENTS UNITE

GARAGE SALE Huge event with 66 tables of children’s toys, clothing & family goods.

Saturday, October 8

9:00 - 12 noon Island Savings Centre Multi-Purpose Hall Tables still available: $19. For more info call: (250)748-7529 SHAWNIGAN LAKE, 2174 W. Shawnigan Lake Rd. (across from Sarita Rd.), Sat, Sept. 24, 9am-2pm. Wii system (including Wii Fit and accessories), aluminum railings, household items, 2004 Harley (Fat Boy parts) and more. Everything has to go. Rain or shine. ST. EDWARD’S CHURCH QUEEN OF ANGELS SCHOOL PLANT & HARVEST SALE SAT, SEPT 24, 9-1:30

GIANT GARAGE SALE with huge men’s section, new children’s department, plants, books, baking, linen, household, boutique, crafts Refreshments, Hot dogs,Hamburgers,

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

FOR SALE BY OWNER DUNCAN HOME $329,900 4 Bdrm home on quiet cul-desac within walking distance to downtown, hospital & schools. Completely updated with new kitchen, 2 baths, family rm & flooring throughout. Large laundry rm, gas furnace, & 2 gas fp’s. Large covered deck & fenced back yard. Workshop, lots of storage. Triple carport has room for RV. To view call (250)748-3932, 250-715-5901

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

( off Vanland) Cobble Hill, BC

DUNCAN 2 bdrm condo, Hospital area. $825 mo + utils. Avail Oct. 1. (250)704-1251.

3619 Wendy Place

Watch for signs at Fisher, off TCH

Wendy Shaw,

Century 21 Icarus Realty

250 748 6663

RECREATIONAL PROPERTY RARE OPPORTUNITY: waterfront property on beautiful Jim Lake, .83-acre with 360 sq ft insulated cabin, located near Green Lake/Watch Lake (70 Mile House). Rare privacy, only three lots on the lake, good fishing for rainbows to 10 lbs, nice swimming, surrounded by crown land. Great trails for hiking, ATV and snowmobile. Seasonal 10-km back road access in 4x4 or pick-up. FSBO. $230,000. 250-3950599. (Please see bchomesforsale.com/70mile/frank.)

RENTALS APARTMENT/CONDO

DUNCAN- Suits responsible, clean tenant(s), 1 bdrm+ den condo. D/W, ensuite W/D, NS/NP. Available Now. References req’d. $725. Call (250)746-7389. LAKE COWICHAN (waterfront), 2 bdrms, $600 w/balcony. Utils separate. Close to all amenities. N/P. Call 250-7080703, 250-749-6857. LAKE COWICHAN (waterfront), studio, $450. Utils separate. Close to all amens. N/P. 250-708-0703, 250-749-6857. LOVELY 1-BDRM suite, Central Duncan, seniors oriented bldg, heat included, N/S, N/P. Please call Art at 250-7467241.

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 _____________________

Call (250) 710-7515 to view

SHAUGHNESSY GARDENS, 3251 Cowichan Lake Rd. Clean 2 bdrm units. Full size fridge, stove & dishwasher. Carpet & linoleum, window coverings, fireplace. Quiet, well maintained bldg with elevator & sauna. Close to Schools & Hospitals. To view call Dorcas, (250)710-7515, 250-710-7989.

MORTGAGES

Stratocaster electric guitar copy Clearout!! Radial arm saw, DeWalt table saw, Rogers cell phones Half Price, Laptops cheap, XBOX systems CHEAP. 430 Whistler, 250-746-9810. www.heritage pawnbrokers.com

Cowichan Bay: 4510 Chestnut Rd, off Cherry Pt Rd. Sat, Sept 24, 10-2.

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COBBLE HILL SWAP MEET & CRAFT SALE 3550 Watson Ave, Sunday Sept 25, 10am-3pm Books, eggs, scrubbies, bake goods, assorted estate tools. Assortment of goods, too many to list! To book space call Heather 250-743-7018. Look for us in Big Hall on October 9.

WANTED: GENTLY used ladies clothing for sale at Women’s Expo. Please drop at Duncan Curves or Cowichan Independent Living before Oct. 10th. For more info call Cathie @ 250-746-3930, ext 229.

Immaculate family home, extra accommodation, workshop, lovely private lot.

OCEANFRONT Fanny Bay BC, immaculate rancher in excellent condition inside and out, .48 acre property. Open concept living area, perfect for entertaining. Remodeled kitchen with hardwood and heated tile floors, 2 bdrms, 2 full bths. New price $615,000 (will look at all reasonable offers) 1305 sq.ft. (250)861-3218.

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WOLFE TANNING bed, comes with new face tanner bulb, needs some replacement bulbs, $150. 250-709-9977.

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FREE Heat, hotwater & parking. Low hydro. Walking distance to: Shopping, Restaurants, Malaspina College, Pubs, Chances Casino. Quiet building with video security. Adjacent to 27 acres of parkland including playing fields, walking trails, swimming holes & fishing. Rowan Property Management Ltd. Has a large selection of homes & apartments for rent in the Cowichan Valley. Visit us at www.rowanproperty.ca or call (250)748-9090

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CENTRAL CHEMAINUS oceanview modern 2Bdrm, 1000sqft grnd lvl, 5appl, private patio, wi-fi, prkg, $1,000. Avail Nov 1. NS/NP. 250-2102580.

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SPRINGRIDGE MANOR- 961 Cavell- 3 blks to Beverly Corners, 4 blk to University, on bus route. Painted, new fixtures. 1 studio Apt, $550. 1 bdrm $625. Heat/hot water. NS/NP, no partiers, refs. (250)748-3729. YOUBOU, SUNNY 2bdrm, garden, lrg yard, lots of parking, pets neg., lndry, avail immed, $610. (250)210-0756.

APARTMENTS FURNISHED SHAWNIGAN BEACH Resort: 1 bdrm + 1 bunk room, deluxe furnishings, 7 appl’s, pool, tennis, golf & moorage. NS/NP. Sept to June. $900 util’s incld’d. Call 250-743-1667.

COTTAGES COBBLE HILL: 1 bdrm cabin on farmland. Possible garden. Call (250)743-4392.

DUPLEXES/4PLEXES CROFTON: 2 bdrm, beautiful ocean & mountain view, balcony, bright and clean. F/S, shared W/D. $650 + util’s. 250-246-3773, 250-324-3430.

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

CROFTON- LARGE 2 bdrm unit, close to ferry, F/S, D/W, W/D hookup. Avail now. $675, 250-668-2772, 250-751-0041.

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

CLEAN, BRIGHT 2-bdrm, Hospital area. 5 newer appl’s. $795/mo. Call 250-474-0545.

SHAWNIGAN LAKE front furnished condo’s, monthly rentals. N/S, N/P. (250)743-2360.

SHAWNIGAN VILLAGE, 1 bdrm, newly reno’d, utilities & cable incl’d, avail Oct. 1st. $750/mo. Call (250)701-5328.

BRIGHT 2BDRM condo, close to town, f/s, d/w, w/d, 19+, (avail Oct. 1) ns/np, $875 mo + utils. Call 250-710-0881.

CHEMAINUS - $600 - One Bedroom near High School. Heat, Light, Water included. Newly painted suite overlooks Askew Creek. Would suit quiet, older individual. No smoking on site. Pet considered. Tiffany 250-416-0112

SHAWNIGAN LAKE front Condo, newly furnished 2 bdrm, W/D, D/W, moorage, tennis. Available now. $950. NS/NP. (250)883-9600.

WILDROSE

1 bdm main level, laminate floor Avail Now & Nov. 1 Rent includes Heat & HW $655 mo. Call (250) 748-1304

DUNCAN- DUPLEX, 3 bdrms, 1.5bath, W/D hook-hp, newly painted in quiet family neighbourhood. NS/NP. $900./mo. Call 250-245-5207. DUNCAN, 3 bdrm S/S, new woodstove, N/P, W/D, F/S, fenced yard. Oct 1st. $950. Ref’s req. (250)746-1936 DUNCAN NEWER Large 3 bdrm, 3 bath, island kitchen, office/4th bdrm down, lrg rec room, garage, 5 appls. N/S, refs req. $1350. 250-888-7088


A26 Cowichan News Leader Pictorial RENTALS

Friday, September 23, 2011 RENTALS

RENTALS

RENTALS

RENTALS

RENTALS

TRANSPORTATION

DUPLEXES/4PLEXES

HOMES FOR RENT

HOMES FOR RENT

SUITES, LOWER

SUITES, LOWER

TOWNHOUSES

AUTO FINANCING

DUNCAN- (Sherman Rd) 3 bdrms, 1 bath. Available Oct 1. $885./mo inclds utils. Call (250)797-2411.

DUNCAN: Renovated large 3 bdm TH, 2 lvls, enclosed yard, avail NOW, $950, HT/HW incl. 250 7481304.

SHAWNIGAN LAKE: On acreage with lake and Mt. views, 4 bdrm, 2 bath, dbl garage, 5 appl’s, pet friendly. Ref’s. $1750. (250)665-6527.

2-BDRM. New laminate floors, freshly painted, W/D. N/S, pets OK upon approval. $750. + utils. Close to school & shopping centre. Avail. now. (250)715-1174, (250)746-9454

MAPLE BAY: 1 bdrm suite, nice view of bay, NS, NP, Shared laundry, $650/mo incl util., wireless net & cable. Avail now. 250-709-4885 MAPLE BAY- Bachelor suite w/separate bonus room (work shop or studio). Carport, ocean & garden views, newly renovated, 6 appls. N/S pets negotiable. Available now! $795/mo. (250)715-3763.

CRYSTAL CREEK Townhome. Avail Sept 1st, 3-bedroom, 2-bath townhouse, W/D F/S, dishwasher, plus utilities. $950/m. 250-709-2646

Ladysmith - Avail. immed. spacious clean 2 bdrm, 1.5 bath, sxs duplex on wooded ravine lot, lg oak kitchen, f/s, fp, wd, drapes, fireplace, lg balcony, lg storage rm, private parking, n/s, n/p, ref’s req, $850/mo + hydro, call 250245-4478. MILL BAY: Bright, clean 3bdrm, 1 office, 4-pc bath, private deck with view, full basement, workshop, W/D, F/S. NS/NP, $950. (250)661-6628

MOBILE HOMES & PADS 8 KM north of Duncan on 8 acres, trailer for rent, $325 mo, refs req’d. (250)748-1310. DUNCAN: MOBILE home pad in Allenby Road MHP, newer mobiles only. Call (250)4472563 for further info. 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 Oct/Nov, $1100 mo, leave message @ 250743-3431 or 1-250-477-6155.

HOMES FOR RENT 2-BDRM RANCHER, large kitchen, living room, full bath, baseboard heat. Large fenced yard, close to schools & corner store. Pet ok, W/D hookup, F&S incl. Oct 1st. $1200/mo. 250-748-4613 or 701-8333 (CHEMAINUS) 9690 Chemainus Rd., $1300 mo + utils, character house + garden, 3 bdrm, 2 bath. N/S, pet ok, Nov. 1. Call 250-356-1431. COBBLE HILL area, 3 bdrm on acreage, $1350 mo, avail immed, 250-746-4509. COBBLE HILL- built in 2009 (spilt level), 3 bdrms, 2.5 bath, all appls. NS/NP. $1575+ utils. Avail Nov 1. (250)929-3391. DUNCAN- 2 BDRM waterviews, on 1 acre, priv, nice yrd. $1095. Avail Now. NS/NP. 250-746-5527, 250-746-0753.

DUNCAN, NEAR hospital, on bus route. 14 X 70, 2 bdrm mobile home in quiet adult park, pets OK $850 mo. Call (250)246-8318. FANNY Bay OCEANFRONT immaculate home. $1300 per month. Remodeled, hardwood and heated tile floors. 2 bdrm., 2 full baths, garage, 5 appliances. No pets, non smoking. References required. Available Sept. 15. Ph. (250) 7021620.

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, $1150, 1-250-653-9898.

OFFICE/RETAIL

LADYSMITH. NEW 3-bdrm, 2.5 bath. Go to: www.webbasedtours.com/mariners_quay/ pet friendly. (250)245-8997.

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

MAPLE BAY: 3 bdrm waterfront house, $1200/mo + utils. NS/NP, shared WD, 6547 Genoa Bay Rd. Oct. 1. Call 604936-0277, 604-970-1135.

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

MAPLE BAY- Unique Rental opportunity, flawless modern 2 bdrm, 2 bath ground floor suite fully renovated, beautifully decorated, high end fittings & 6 appls. 1750sq ft, views of ocean & garden. $1750/mo. N/S, pets negotiable, wheel chair accessible. Available Now! 250-715-3763.

PASTURE

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 RURAL CHEMAINUS3 bdrms, 4 appls, $1100 inclds utils. Available Oct 1. NS/NP. Refs. 250-246-9669. SHAWNIGAN LAKE, Central. 3-bdrm, close to all amenities, schools & beach. 5 appl’s, NP/NS. $1200. Avail. now. (250)743-5513, (250)213-3681 SHAWNIGAN LAKE: New 2 bdrm rancher located on private beautifully treed 1.1 acres, vaulted ceilings, tile floors, covered patio, wood stove, brand new stainless steel appl’s. Avail. Oct. 1st. $1175 mo. 250-715-6213.

PASTURE with barn for rent. Cowichan Station area. (250)748-8818 evenings.

RECREATION COBBLE HILL: Serviced RV pad on farmland for rent. Possible garden. (250)743-4392.

SHARED ACCOMMODATION DUNCAN: FEMALE roommate wanted to share accommodation with other female, Oct. 1 or ASAP. Close to town, on bus route. 250-748-3743. MAPLE BAY, 2 partly furnished rooms to rent. Close to beach & bus route. Share kit., bath, W/D. Ref. & own vehicle. (250)748-6517 leave message

SUITES, LOWER 1000 sqft, 2 bdrm, main level suite. Incl all utilities, garage parking, private balcony with lake view. W/D. NP/NS. $1000/m, Maple Bay, Oct 1 (250) 815-5008 DUNCAN, 1 bdrm level entry, bright, N/P, N/S, hydro & cable incl. Avail. now. $525/mo. (250)709-4555

CHEMAINUS: RENO’D bachelor w/ kitchenette, W/D, private bath & ent., walk to town. Avail Oct. 15, $650 mo utils incld. (250)210-1552. 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, Clean bright 2 bdr suite avail in triplex. Suite has lovely lge cement patio for BBQing with sea view. Cat ok, $690 mo + util. Avail Sept. 25. Call 250-709-9077. DUNCAN- 1 bdrm, quiet, clean, patio w/sliding glass door. W/D. N/S. No dogs. $650 inclds utils. Available Oct 1. 250-246-1933. DUNCAN- 2 bdrm, priv ent, grd level, close to amenities. Laundry available. $795+ util. NS/NP, no parties. Avail immed. Call 250-701-3213. DUNCAN 1 BDRM suite- grd lvl, hdwd flrs, sep ent, shared lndry, lrg shared yard, near hospital, schools. N/S, 1 cat ok. $650 +utils. 250-710-9769. DUNCAN- 2 bdrm grd level bsmt suite, W/D, priv entrance. NP/NS. Avail Oct 1. $650+ utils. (250)815-1093. DUNCAN: 2 bdrm, lakefront. Priv. level entry, patio, selfcontained. 5 min to town. 8 appl. inc W/D, DW, freezer, A/C. Jetted walk-in tub/shower. $900/mo utilities extra. Call 250-748-6164. DUNCAN- 3 bdrms, 2000sq ft, priv entr, grd level, close to amens, hydro incld. N/S, sm pet ok. Refs req’d. Avail Oct 1. $1250.+ 1/2 oil heat. 778-4222220 or 604-689-4779. DUNCAN, BRIGHT newly reno’d 2 bdrm bsmt suite, near Mt. Prevost School. Hydro & laundry incl. Woodstove heating & priv ent. Large fully fenced yard. Avail immediately. $875./mo. 250-732-4310.

MAPLE BAY - Properties. 2BD suite w/view. Priv entry/deck. $900/mo incl. hydro, cable, WIFI. 3 appl.+ In Suite W/D. NS/NP. 250710-0717. OCT 1

MILL BAY ground level 1 bdrm suite, located on scenic acreage. Includes F/S, cable & hydro, NS/NP, avail Oct. 1 $675 mo. 250-743-2187. SHAWNIGAN LAKE, avail immed, above grd, lrg, bright 1 bdrm, priv driveway, entrance & patio, all utils incl, W/D hookup, N/S, N/P, $700 mo, Call 250-743-2694.

SUITES, UPPER CROFTON, 3 bedroom upper, Available now, $1000 mo. Call 250-210-0756. DUNCAN: RENO’D quiet cozy bachelor. Heat, H/W, electric & parking incld’d. Laundry avail. NS/NP $450. 250-597-3756. DUNCAN- 3 BDRM on Sherman Rd. Inclds hydro, appls, big back yard, $1100/mo. NP/NS. Available now. Call (250)510-5526. MAPLE BAY- renovated upstairs suite w/ocean views, 2 bdrm, 1 bath, new kitchen, bathroom & floor coverings, 6 stainless steel appls. Available Now. N/S, pets negotiable. $1325/mo. (250)715-3763.

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, 250-748-2727. 250-709-7992. LADYSMITH- 3 bdrms, 2.5 bath. N/S, pets considered, Avail Oct 15. Refs. $1000/mo Call 250-246-2957.

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Plans for cricket Änal go awry United cohesive: Cowichan can’t pull off another upset of three-time league leaders Don Bodger

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he season unceremoniously ended Saturday at Victoria’s Beacon Hill Park for Cowichan’s cricket team. Going in quest of the Victoria and District Cricket Association playoff championship as underdogs, Cowichan fell by four wickets to United Victoria that ¿nished ¿rst in the league for a third consecutive year. United was beaten only once in 17 league games this season and that was against Cowichan. But a second upset didn’t happen this time. “We didn’t put enough runs on the board to start with,’’ said Cowichan’s Adam Benning.

United’s greatest strength has been its bowling and Cowichan couldn’t produce much after being invited to bat ¿rst when United won the toss. The opening batsmen felt the pressure and couldn’t score more than three runs per over. Benning was run out for 15 and Nagy Thomas scored 23. Ten overs passed before the ¿rst wicket fell with 30 runs on the board but increasing the run rate with nine wickets remaining proved dif¿cult. After the loss of the openers, only Clayton Bodkyn scored quickly in accumulating 36 runs. After 43 overs, Cowichan went all out for 129. United knew its main challenge would be the bowling of Brent Johns, who leads the league in wickets taken. He took three wickets for 35

runs with a strong performance, but not enough for the victory. United ¿nished 130 for six. “We bowled pretty well,’’ said Benning. “We made a bit of a game of it in the end.’’ Cowichan could still feel good about its performance all season and “there’s always next year,’’ said Benning. The league marks its centennial in 2012 and that will give Cowichan some incentive to shoot for the title. Players will suddenly have some time on their hands after all those long cricket matches weekend after weekend. With a two- and a fouryear-old at home, there’s no doubt what Benning will be doing. “Spend time with the family, for sure,’’ he said.

Medal and Wright Cup winners decided Don Bodger

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owichan’s Bantam Bulldogs remain undefeated while teams in other divisions are playing well but need some work to get into the win column more regularly. The Bantam Bulldogs whitewashed Nanaimo 60-0 Saturday night. The game was played under the lights in Port Alberni as a promotion for football there. It was Cowichan that put on the show. The score was 20-0 at the end of the ¿rst quarter and 36-0 at the half. “We started out strong and never looked back,’’ noted coach Doug Williams. “We dominated the entire game.’’ Nanaimo’s ¿rst punt was returned 70 yards for a touchdown by Kain Melchior, but it got called back on a penalty. But there was plenty of other scoring from Cowichan to come, including a pair of punt return TDs from Melchior that went 70 and 65 yards. Mitch Hinton played a strong game at quarterback, going fourof-¿ve passing and rushing for 57 yards. He ran the option twice, going 42 yards for a TD and pitching to Drayson Price for a 35-yard TD. Eric (Wheels) Williams hauled in a 15-yard pass and ran 30 for the ¿rst TD. At the start of the second half, Williams returned the kickoff 80 yards for a TD, but that was also nulli¿ed by a penalty. “We continued to move the ball well in the second half but throttled down the offense as not to run up the score,’’ Doug Williams indicated. The offensive line, anchored by Nic Guadagno and Mackey Singh, had a great game. Jake

Tupper, Tyler Hudson and new guy Mitchell Page made up the rest of the fab ¿ve. Csaba Farkas and Nick Thomas kept drives going with their running ability. Price ¿nished with 144 yards rushing and three TDs. The defense didn’t allow Nanaimo to get any Àow going. It was a tough loss on the Lower Mainland Saturday for the Cowichan Midget Bulldogs in the Vancouver Mainland Football League, 27-20 against Meadow Ridge — a combination of players from Pitt Meadows and Maple Ridge. “Once again, we found ourselves in the same scenario as the previous weeks,’’ noted Cowichan head coach Joe Lobo. “We played hard to compete, only to ¿nd ourselves behind due to miscues on both offense and defense.’’ Cowichan missed keys on defence that put it two TDs behind in the ¿rst half. The offense moved the yardsticks well, but gave the ball away four times on interceptions. On a brighter note, the young Bulldogs never gave up and battled hard to the end. Cowichan made it exciting by scoring two late TDs. “We just needed some luck and some extra time but it wasn’t meant to be that day,’’ noted Lobo. “We wasted too many opportunities in the ¿rst half which really hurt us in the end. We just can’t afford to be making these mistakes in key moments if we want to be successful in the league.’’ Scoring highlights included Harry Bill throwing his third TD pass to Blake Torok-Both for a 65-yard pass-and-run play. Cowichan’s had great success on the play, thanks in part to harder blocking to make it work. Quarterback Ryan MacDonald completed his ¿rst TD pass to fullback Wyatt McWatt on a scramble

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Lunging Victoria Hitmen tackler is left in the dust, as Carter Price Änds some running room for the Cowichan Peewee Bulldogs Sunday at McAdam Park. that, the Cowichan defence stuffed from ¿ve yards out. MacDonald also ran in a TD from 25 yards. the Victoria attack. There’s still room for more The Cowichan Junior Bantam Bulldogs played the powerful players born in 1998 or ‘99 on Victoria Renegades, who’ve been the junior bantam roster. Call Jeff island champs since 2007 and (250-715-7993). three-time provincial title-holders. The Cowichan Peewee Bulldogs Breamon Conville and Karl continued to play hard but faced Mattison led the charge on offense the tough Victoria Hitmen again and the Bulldogs quickly stunned Sunday at McAdam Park and lost the Renegades with their speed to 38-0. the outside. “The team lost its momentum as But Cowichan’s offense couldn’t the game went on,’’ noted coach ¿nish off any drives to score. Trent Jones. Tough play on the line by Justin A lack of blocking and relentless Casey was an inspiration to his pressure from the Hitmen defense teammates. Fellow lineman David prevented the Bulldogs from movSchneider also had a strong game ing the ball. while Mattison proved his athletiRookie Kurtis Smith had a great cism by playing ironman football game for the Bulldogs. He ¿lled and Alex Hedley put his amazing in for two injured centres and did speed to good use in a standout an excellent job. defensive role. The Bulldogs’ defence still The Renegades scored four played a hard-hitting game and times — all in the ¿rst half. After recovered two of three fumbles.

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he ¿rst event on the B.C. Squash tournament calendar brought top junior players to Shawnigan Lake School. The Shawnigan Lake squash tournament was a huge success. Along with the entire tournament committee, Shawnigan squash coach Mike Johnson was grateful for the sponsor support. Brynn Daniels and Justin McGaw were the respective girls’ and boys’ open division winners. Both are Shawnigan Lake School students and they went up against top players from the island, Lower Mainland, Washington state and Alberta. Their efforts mean the school can proudly display the Monk Of¿ce Cup, donated by James McKenzie, and Gudewill Cup, donated by alumni Nick and Peter

Gudewill, in the trophy case. School alumni John Hungerford presented the Cups, trophies and prizes at the conclusion of the tournament. He went on to excel in squash and is a member of the Elite Jester’s International Organization of squash players and supporters. Several other Shawnigan Lake players turned in notable performances. “The growth in our players over this past year has been fantastic,’’ Johnson noted. “They have worked hard and it has paid off. In this year’s tournament, we introduced a novice division for our Sunday morning novices. They all played well and had fun, a great way to start their competitive squash careers.’’ Other division winners were: Samm Fulton (boys’ silver), Megan Picken (girls’ silver), Justin Miles (boys’ bronze), Nicholas Carpentier (boys’ titanium) and Barbara Hyde-Lay (girls’ novice).

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Ball teams rally for the cause

Volleyball players aim higher Sky’s the limit: Brentwood College fifth. Kelsey eighth and DCS ninth at Dover Bay Don Bodger

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he ¿rst cut is the deepest at the Cody Classic ball tournament. We’re not just talking about the big cuts taken at pitches during the actual ball games. The cuts taken by Trina Brubaker and Brittany Mayo previously are what the event is all about. Head-shavings of the pair brought in a considerable amount of money to the fundraising, according to event head honcho Wes Swain. “For a year long, they’ve been doing fundraising for their head-shaving,’’ he said. That’s the way it’s been going throughout the 13-year history of the event, with everyone stepping up to follow a cause that started when Cody Swain was ¿rst diagnosed with a rare form of cancer as a young boy. The total for the fundraising from the end of last year’s tournament to the start of this year’s is probably around the mid$30,000-range, said Swain. A dance and

Big swing is taken at a pitch by Robert Martin of the Plank Walking Pirates team during the Cody Classic at the Duncan Community Lodge. silent auction boosted the amount. A big part of that is the Lake Cowichan 1/2 Cutz tournament — commonly called Part 1 of the Cody Classic — during the August long weekend at Mesachie Lake. The latest edition of the Cody Classic featured 12 teams, with Swain throwing in a family group to ¿ll the ¿nal spot. They even made the A round for the ¿rst time. The weather held up fairly well. “It rained Friday and Saturday night,’’ said Swain. “We probably didn’t get more than a half hour of drizzle all weekend.’’ Mel’s Invaders from Victoria, with some players from Courtenay, were the eventual winners. Their big reward was getting to hold the trophy. “Everybody wins,’’ stressed Swain. “There’s no money to be won. It’s not a money tournament. “It’s a lot of laughs. Very seldom there’s an incident.’’

revious powerhouse volleyball programs are rebuilding at Brentwood College and Frances Kelsey, but still packing plenty of punch. The two teams were in action during the Dover Bay Invitational tournament last weekend where Brentwood placed ¿fth and Kelsey eighth. Duncan Christian School also entered, taking ninth place — a strong showing for an A school against teams in levels up to AAAA. Brentwood AA had a stacked schedule on the ¿rst day. “We played all our round robin matches on the Friday and we only had one on the Saturday at four o’clock,’’ said Brentwood coach Jill Fougner. Brentwood went 2-2 in the round robin that began by beating DCS handily and then losing to Cedar A 25-22, 23-25, 14-16. Brentwood then took out Timberline 25-20, 21-25, 15-8. “That was a good win for us,’’ said Fougner. Lambrick Park proved a tough challenge to close out the round robin. The top-ranked squad in the province beat Brentwood 25-21, 25-18. “I was pleasantly surprised,’’ said Fougner of the result.

The teams have developed quite a history. “We beat them in islands last year and they beat us in the provincial semi¿nals,’’ recalled Fougner. She plans to lock the doors to the Brentwood gym for some serious practice before taking another shot at Lambrick. The crossover playoff Saturday ended in a 20-25, 25-20, 15-9 win for Brentwood over Nanaimo District Secondary School. The 3-2 record overall featured “some promising stuff,’’ said Fougner. Returnee Tessa Michaels has moved from libero last year and is now doing a good job setting, according to Fougner. Emily Hindson is back and better than ever while Spencer Manton of Ladysmith has already shown her brilliance starting in the middle. Fougner was also impressed by the play of Grade 10 student Karlien leRoux from Creston. Kendra Stoner is a welcome addition to the squad from Dover Bay. Brentwood is playing Belmont Friday before heading to the Trinity Western tournament next weekend. Meanwhile, Kelsey looked to build some momentum after going undefeated in the Duncan Christian Welcome Back tournament. Kelsey opened against host Dover with a big crowd on hand to support the home team.

Dover won game one 25-15 but Kelsey evened the score in the second 25-22. Kelsey made too many unforced errors in the deciding game, according to coach Mark Jackson, and lost 15-9. The Breakers went up against Vanier next and lost 16-25, 19-25. Kelsey started fresh Saturday morning and dropped a narrow 2125, 26-24, 12-15 decision to NDSS. “This was an unexpectedly poor performance where the Breakers failed to put away some hits and they made too many service errors,’’ Jackson pointed out. A victory in the fourth match against Woodlands, 23-25, 25-23, 15-9, was an improvement. The ¿nal pool match was against defending AAAA provincial champion Handsworth and the Breakers rose to the level of play in an 18-25, 20-25 loss. The match to determine eighth and ninth was won by Kelsey over Duncan Christian 25-17, 25-13. Jackson noted many exciting elements have been added to Kelsey’s team play that will pay off down the road once the girls execute more precisely. Emily Jones was the top server and passer for the Breakers while Monica Whitney-Brown led in kills and blocks. Abby Carfantan and Darby Fischer were the top defensive players with many digs.

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Boyd rushes for 176 yards and one touchdown in UBC win over Alberta

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SPORTS WATCH

Duncan’s Dave Boyd played a huge part in a 40-30 win by the UBC Thunderbirds over the Alberta Golden Bears in a university football game in Vancouver last weekend. Boyd, a five-foot-nine and 210-pound running back who’s in his fifth year, scored a touchdown and ran

for 176 yards on 21 carries. UBC improved to 2-1 — tied for second place in the Canada West Conference. It was also the first-ever home win for Shawn Olson as UBC head coach after the team lost all four games at Thunderbird Stadium last year. It was

also the first time UBC has beaten any team at the Point Grey campus in three years. Boyd put UBC way in front 25-1 early in the second quarter with his threeyard scamper for a TD. He became the first UBC running back in 2011 to rush for more than 100 yards.

Jack back in familiar territory with enthusiasm Soccer spirit: Trip to Sweden an incredible experience that young player won’t soon forget Don Bodger

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pportunities keep occurring for Kura Jack because of her commitment to sport. Raised on Kuper Island (now Penelakut), Jack, 17, is back on the island and attending Grade 12 at Queen Margaret’s School where she went from Grade 1 to 10 after spending one year at Windsor Secondary School in North Vancouver. Soccer is Jack’s claim to fame but she also became known as a pretty ¿ne canoeist in the valley that culminated in three bronze medals and one silver with Team B.C. during the 2008 North American Indigenous Games in Cowichan. “I thought it was really fun,’’ said Jack. “There’s a lot of tradition when you’re riding a canoe. I guess it was more fun because my family was always there.’’ Whether pulling with Island Brave and Prince Charles in Nanaimo or Kuper when it had a canoe club, she always took it seriously. “When she was pulling up in Kuper, she was running ¿ve kilometres a day every day,’’ said mom Pam Jack. “She wanted to advance more.’’ Kura also took the teachings of her grandparents and elders in the know about the sport to heart. Others around her in the community weren’t always on the same page that made it dif¿cult to maintain the high standard she was seeking. “There’s a certain diet you have, there’s a certain way you have to conduct yourself when you’re pulling,’’ said Pam Jack. “And to get her over (from Kuper) every day was quite costly.’’ Kura has always been a bit more passionate about soccer and that started to

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Kura Jack is basking in the glory of her Gothia Cup soccer appearance in Sweden. Above, Jack enjoys a moment at the tournament with Qunta from Kenya.

pull her away from canoeing. “I’ve played since I was little,’’ she said. “But I didn’t take it seriously or commit to it till I was about 13.’’ Jack played a lot of women’s soccer in the Saanich Braves’ program where Curtis and Ronnie Olsen worked with her extensively. “I think they helped a lot with devel-

oping my soccer skills,’’ said Jack. A healthy lifestyle and avoiding any involvement with alcohol fueled her drive for success in the sport. Team leaders have always recognized Jack’s great qualities. Tryouts were held last December for a Soccer Travel Academy team representing Canada in the Gothia Youth World

Cup tournament in Sweden. Two spots were left open and of¿cials contacted Jack to say they were interested in adding her to the roster in May. Jack naturally jumped at the chance to play for the team but it also presented another set of challenges. She had to get from North Vancouver to South Surrey for regular practices and also needed to raise $4,000 on short notice. Pam Jack managed to receive a $1,500 advance from the Squamish First Nation and a $1,500 loan from Vancouver Aboriginal Child and Family Services to cover most of the cost. This all happened before the Jacks relocated to Penelakut. On top of that, Kura put her own energies to work to make the trip happen.

“I was making bread and selling it to the members of the Squamish nation,’’ she said. Competing at the tournament made it all worthwhile. And Pam and husband Guy even tightened their belts enough to go along. “We’ve always been dedicated to our kids in sports, whatever their interests are,’’ said Pam. “We’ll go to the ends of the earth to make it happen for them.’’ “They would do anything to support me,’’ said Kura. “That’s kind of what encourages me to go forward.’’ The action on the ¿eld where the Canadians won three games and tied one before losing out in the quarter¿nals was one thing, but it was about much more than that. “I thought it was pretty cool,’’ said Kura. “The company that runs this tournament (SKF), they sponsor kids in Africa to come to this tournament. We got to interact with the girls.’’ The massive tournament ran July 13 to 24. “It was awesome to see the different cultures and how friendly everybody was,’’ said Kura. “It didn’t seem like there were any problems.’’ The Canadian girls, mainly from the Lower Mainland, took along care packages and little gifts for the African girls that they appreciated so much. They were matched up by numbers with the girls from the Kenya and Zimbabwe teams. Kura de¿nitely hit it off with Qunta from Kenya. “She was talking about how hard (their lifestyle) is,’’ said Kura. “I just felt so bad.’’ The camaraderie between the two, however, left a lasting impression on Kura. “That was the best part of the whole trip,’’ she said. Jack’s soccer dreams have only accelerated from the experience. “I want to be a professional soccer player,’’ she said. “I know I could make it. It just takes a lot of work.’’

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1960: more roads

DATELINE: COWICHAN

by Ann Andersen

Duncan-Cowichan Chamber of Commerce appealed to Premier W. A. C. Bennett for construction of some six miles of new road from Tansor Crossing westward on Lake Cowichan Road to replace the old corkscrew road.

1960: exhibitions John Morton, son of Reeve and Mrs. Don Morton, took first place in the Cowichan Exhibition in fruit canning. Meanwhile charges were pending against several individuals who pretended to be exhibition judges in order to obtain free lodging at local hotels.

1960: elections Bob Strachan, leader of B.C.’s official opposition, was re-elected for the third time in Cowichan-Newcastle constituency receiving just over 6000 votes about twice the number gained by second-place finisher Social Credit candidate Mrs. Hazel Fee.

Road construction paves the way Dateline 1960: 1960: North Cowichan busy Ann Andersen

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or the past few decades, municipalities have made full use of that perennial summer commodity — university and college students looking for work to pay tuition and living expenses for the next school year. Consequently, much roadwork is undertaken during the summer months. In September 1960 North Cowichan Councillor Tony Staples, chairman of the public works committee reported that work on Somenos and Chemainus Roads (with or without the students) had been completed under the construction bylaw program. Positive tests meant that the $500,000 arterial road bylaw program was almost complete with 20 miles of improved ¿rst-class roads added to the municipal road system. Among those improvements: Henry Road was widened and part of Herd Road surfaced at the long bridge; a short stretch of Clement Street was added to make proper access to the new Cowichan Exhibition grounds; and Centennial Park road was surfaced to prevent washouts. With all work coming in below the original costs estimates, the remaining money would go to a ¿nal payment for the department of highways for its share of secondary road construction and towards a winter works program.

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Swans take Åight from Somenos Marsh. Rob Kernachan

Month-long marsh festival returning with the swans Peter W. Rusland

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Àock of events for October’s Cowichan Swans Festival hatches Saturday during Craig Street Brew Pub’s toast to Octoberfest. Paul Fletcher of the Somenos Marsh Wildlife Society said the 5 p.m. fete sees the brew pub’s new Octoberfest beer tapped, plus its Wild Wings Beer poured — paired with German snacks. The McCandless Family Band will draft tunes as the marsh society, and the Quamichan Watershed Stewardship Society, launch the third-annual swansfest. It’ll be trumpeted by shirts sporting the Wind Wings beer logo created by Duncan artist Jeremy Friesen. Painter Coco Jones will unveil her painting Wind Wings, used for the Swans’ Festival poster, Fletcher explained. Fletcher is pumped about a nest of October events heralding the marsh’s annual return of the swans. “Trumpeter swans arrive basically at Halloween so we’re celebrating the return of our winter wildlife-viewing season because of its economic value.” Swansfest is patterned after Parksville’s popular Brandt Festival luring tons of tourists each year, he noted. Swansfest will see a raft of events culminating with the Nov. 5 Wild Wings

Masquerade Dance & Celebration. Meanwhile, curator Jeffery Birkin is accepting entries until Oct. 5 for an festival art show that will runs until Nov. 13. Sales proceeds bene¿t the marsh society. Swan’s Festival events include: Oct. 9: Cowichan Swans Festival Grand Opening launches an open-air classroom at Somenos Marsh at noon. A Cowichan Wheels In Motion donation will help rebuild one of the marsh’s old platforms to wheelchair-access standards at the open-air classroom. Oct. 16: Birding on the Boardwalk: 9 a.m. to noon with with Derrick Marven and a Quamichan Lake boat tour with Quamichan Stewards. Oct. 23: Take a Somenos Garry Oak nature walk with Cowichan Valley Docents and a Somenos Lake boat tour with Somenos Marsh Wildlife Society and an Af¿nity Guesthouse canoe, 9 a.m. to noon. Oct. 30: opening of a 40-piece Wild Wings Art Show in Just Jake’s at 2 p.m. Nov. 5: Cowichan Swans Festival Wild Wings Masquerade Dance & Celebration: The 8 p.m. festival ¿nale at Quw’utsun’ Cultural Centre is a feathered fundraiser where wildlife/nature theme costumes are encouraged. Costume parade and silent auction proceeds help the marsh society. Tickets are $25. For more call 250-732-0462 or info@ somenosmarsh.com.

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Revamped, expanded Maritime Centre ready to open in Cowichan Bay Peter W. Rusland

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easide living meets Cowichan Bay’s sea-faring history during Sunday’s opening of Cowichan Bay’s renovated Maritime Centre. The centre’s 11 a.m. launch is paired

with a toast to the bay’s unique Cittaslow (slow living) global designation. The celebration — serving cake and coffee — features a 1 p.m. ribbon cutting and unveiling of 150 copies of Sue Coleman’s $140 limitededition giclee print. One hundred dollars from each sale help the centre, sporting its new addition built by timber

framers Macdonald and Lawrence. Tours of the revamped centre run until 4 p.m. The volunteer-run maritime centre — formerly an oil facility — focuses on bay history through artifacts, exhibits, boatbuilding and restoration projects. The funky bay’s also home to Canada’s Cittaslow label, using Cittaslow SUNday to tie into the huge international movement toasting quality

of life, heritage, food and arts tourism. Centre visitors will be handed a passport to seven stations touting bay history, and Cittaslow details. Completed passports can be entered in a prize draw. For more, and to order Coleman prints, contact Suzan Lagrove at 250-746-4955, or email cwbs@classicboats.org

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aturday’s valleywide Kitchen Tour spoons loonies into the venerable Cowichan Music Festival. Custom-designed and built kitchens in nine Cowichan homes will open for foodies to taste ideas for their own galleys. Proceeds help the 63rd annual music festival competition run by volunteers — and no regular government grants — helping some 4,000 local performers early in 2012. Yellow road markers lead kitchen stops on the self-guided 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. tour. Sink-and-counter facilities are owned by the Archer, Wikkerink, Parker, Arrowsmith, Wills, Leach, Medina, Wagg, and Patzwald families. Photos and recordings are banned. Tickets are $15 at Volume One Bookstore. Call 250-746-6280 for maps and details.

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asketballs, yoga mats, compasses, Àags, parachutes and juggling kits. Sounds like the contents of a bag of fun. That’s exactly what it is, and why members of the Canadian Tire chain’s Jumpstart Pedal for Kids program are so excited to hand them out to local youth groups. The cycling crew, made up of 22 of the store’s dealers, employees and friends, passed through Duncan Wednesday as part of its 500-kilometre fundraiser trek. Activity bags went to Cowichan’s Big Brothers Big Sisters and Cowichan Valley Regional District’s Youth Outreach with representatives Erin Generous and Denise Begley accepting at the

Jumpstart President Dan Thompson said the ride was smooth so far, with the group taking lots of breaks and some detours, including a trip on the Mill Bay Ferry as well lunch in Cowichan Bay. “We’re off to a really great start,” he said. “The route down here was really good and so far, we’ve raised $178,000 and our goal was $200,000, and we do see a lot of money come in during the ride as well.” Jumpstart, a program designed to get kids off couches and help offset sports program registration fees, has been kicking since 2005. The 2011 team will be completAshley Degraaf ing 500 kilometres in ¿ve days, The Canadian Tire Jumpstart Pedal for Kids cycling team groups together Wednesday. Jumpstart president Dan Thompson (left) and his crew get ready to present Cowichan with a round up of its tour in recipients of activity kits Big Brothers Big Sisters Erin Generous and CVRD Youth Vancouver on Sept. 25. After Duncan, remaining schedOutreach programmer Denise Begley. uled stops included Nanaimo, Courtenay, Campbell River, Duncan store Wednesday. in Victoria with an of¿cial sendPowell River and Sechelt. The group’s tour began Tuesday off ceremony.

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B8 Cowichan News Leader Pictorial

Friday, September 23, 2011

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From the Trailer Park to Cobble Hill

the hook. Cowichan folk may even get to rub Randy’s famous burger belly or chat up Lahey on the ins and outs of running a trailer park. The Cobblestone has the capacity for 149 people and Kral’s guessing there are about 80 seats left. “The response over the phone has been really phenonmal,” he said Wednesday, noting most marketing’s been done through Facebook. The Cobblestone is setting up the establishment banquet style and organizers are creating a seating map. Kral suggests interested fans to give the pub a ring before the big day. A shuttle service will also be available Sunday night with a run available to Duncan.

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he Cobblestone Pub may not be serving blue jay burgers Sunday, but it is inviting folk to meet Trailer Park Boys’ ¿nest duo — Randy and Mr. Lahey. The inseparable pair is promising Cowichanians a good time with two shots of fun. The Cobblestone’s show, a 90minute skit, takes place Sunday at 8 p.m. Folks who miss that can get in on the action at the Riverside Inn in Lake Cowichan Monday at 9 p.m. “They’re just basically hopping bars,” Cobblestone manager Dave Kral said of the boys’ island escapade, being backed by Paci¿c Entertainment promoter Wayne Monson. “And they’ll hang out in the pub afterward, and they’re guaranteeing everyone their autographs and photos.” Although The Trailer Park Boys TV series has stopped production, the gruesome twosome’s popularity hasn’t, Kral said. “I was listening to a radio show from Florida, and they were play-

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Despite the fact The Trailer Park Boys has stopped production, Randy’s gut remains a big attraction. ing clips from the two, so their popularity has sort of stretched down there as well,” Kral said. Cowichan’s also digging the deranged park supervisor and his cheeseburger-loving sidekick as the pub’s phone’s been ringing off

Your ticket What: An Evening with Randy and Mr. Lahey When: Sept. 25, 8 p.m. (Cobblestone), Sept. 26, 9 p.m. (Riverside Inn) Where: The Cobblestone, Cobble Hill, Riverside Inn, Lake Cowichan Tickets: $15/ 250-743-4232 (Cobblestone), $18/ 250-749-3042 (Riverside Inn)

Monday, September 26, 2011, 7 pm in the Cowichan Theatre Tickets may be reserved at the Cowichan Theatre Box Office: $10 Benefiting

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Cowichan News Leader Pictorial Sept 23, 2011