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Lieutenant Charlie Brown of Cowichan Bay Fire Rescue assists a driver and his dog to safety after a GM Safari van got stuck in the water of a Åooded Cowichan Bay Road on Sunday. For more, see page 13.

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amily and friends of Shawnigan Lake’s Tyler Noble are still reeling from his untimely death, but that hasn’t stopped them from celebrating the young man’s life. Noble, 20, was killed after an altercation in downtown Victoria early Saturday morning. His condition deteriorated rapidly after he was struck and knocked unconscious during the altercation near the Douglas and View streets intersection. Victoria’s Brandon Huth, 24, was charged with manslaughter after Noble died at Victoria General Hospital Saturday afternoon.

He has not made a bail application and will remain in police custody. His next court date is scheduled for Dec. 5. Noble’s loved ones, meanwhile, have spent the past few days recalling happier times. “My brother was perfect,” summed Noble’s sister, Samantha. “He was always the one sticking up for his little sister, and always smiling.” His favourite activity, she said, was dancing. “At parties myself, him, and Hannah Coulter would always be the last people on the dance Àoor,” she said. “Sometimes we’d all be dancing until 6:30 in the morning.” The Frances Kelsey grad had recently travelled to Vietnam, and his family said Tyler Noble enjoys a holiday in Vietnam. he had hoped to travel again soon. “He was an inspiration, and touched so The hockey player is also mourned by many people’s hearts,” Samantha Noble many friends, such as Eric Faust. said. “He brought light into so many “Tyler Noble was by far one of the people’s lives, and an everlasting love to best people and one of the best friends our community.”

I have or will ever meet in my life,” Faust wrote in a message to Noble’s family. “He was an ambitious, hard-working guy who achieved his own dreams.” “He lived life to the fullest, and never had a negative moment,” Samantha Noble added. “I love him so much, and forever will, until we meet again and put on our dancing shoes.” A celebration of life for Tyler Noble happens at the Shawnigan Lake Community Centre Sunday, Dec. 4 from 1 until 4 p.m. Noble’s family has also organized a memorial skate for friends and family members at the Kerry Park Arena for Saturday, Dec. 17 from 5 until 6:30 p.m. There is also a Tyler Noble Trust Account at Island Savings to assist Noble’s parents, Ken and Laurie, with Sunday’s memorial. Donations can be dropped off at any Island Savings branch. — with ¿les from the Victoria News

aymond Sam pleaded guilty at the Duncan Law Courts yesterday to one count of impaired driving causing death. Sam was drunk behind the wheel of his Sunbird with four passengers when he made an illegal left-turn onto the TransCanada Highway from Brenton Page Road north of Ladysmith, the evening of June 6, 2009. That’s when 47-year-old Linda Emrick was killed. “The accused (Sam) did not see an oncoming motorcycle, which T-boned his vehicle, killing the female motorcycle driver,” said Crown prosecutor Scott Van Alstine. Sam was charged with impaired driving causing death, as well as dangerous driving causing death, and causing an accident resulting in death, but only pleaded guilty to the ¿rst count in B.C. Supreme Court’s Duncan courtroom yesterday. The matter has been adjourned until Jan. 3, when a date for sentencing will be scheduled. Val Alstine, meanwhile, read out some details for Judge Robert Johnston. “The accused showed signs of impairment at the scene,” he said. “The accused was brought to the hospital for injuries, where blood samples were taken.” Those samples showed 267 milligrams of alcohol in 100 millilitres of blood, Van Alstine said. Emrick, a Sahtlam mom of two kids, was travelling to her job as an assistant manager at the Nanaimo Save-On-Foods at the time of her death.


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Cobble Hill driver ticketed for chasing ambulance As a speeding ambulance raced through rush-hour traffic, a driver from Cobble Hill tried to slip into the wake of the flashing lights and blaring siren. They passed other drivers who had slowed down and pulled over, eventually driving right through a speed trap set up on the Trans-Canada Highway.

Saanich police were set up around 6 p.m. on Nov. 19 at the north end of Douglas Street, near Uptown, when they saw and heard an approaching ambulance. “They saw a truck following the ambulance, with its lights and sirens on, trying to let it part the sea while

he followed too closely behind,” said Saanich police Sgt. Dean Jantzen. The grey Ford F150 was clocked travelling at 95 kilometres per hour in a 50 km/h zone. The driver, a 25-year-old Cobble Hill man, was issued a $483 ticket and the truck was impounded for seven days.

Crematorium raises burning questions in Sahtlam After-the-fact rezoning? CVRD not planning any enforcement action against improperly zoned facility Krista Siefken

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eff Hunter doesn’t know what’s worse: the fact the Cowichan Valley Regional District failed to realize a commercial crematorium was operating in its jurisdiction, or the fact it refuses to shut the improperly zoned out¿t down. “It’s been a rude awakening on how dysfunctional the CVRD is, and how its process works,” said Hunter, who lives across the street from the crematorium on the old Cowichan Lake Road. The complicated story starts in the 1960s, when members of the Sikh community constructed a wood-burning crematorium at 4695 Cowichan Lake Rd. The property was rezoned to parks and institutional (from suburban residential) to accommodate the crematorium in 1977, and in 1979 a covenant was registered to protect the land from further development and prohibit erection of any additional buildings or structures. Fast forward to present day. When representatives of the four Khalsa Diwan societies — which own the land in question — requested CVRD permits to replace its decades-old crematorium used for traditional ceremonies with a newer model in a new building, regional district staff gave it the go-ahead, believing everything to be straightforward. It wasn’t. According to Sahtlam Director Loren Duncan, the CVRD was “bamboozled.” “There was not full disclosure when the building permit was applied for,” Duncan said. Khalsa Diwan had agreed to lease the new building to Harold Wallace of H.W. Wallace Cremation and Burial Services. Wallace set up shop on the property, and started offering cremations as part of his Duncan-based business as of Jan. 15, 2011. Wallace is quick to point out that he, too, believed everything had been done by the book — as the lessee of property that’s been used for cremations for decades, he had no reason to believe he was in contravention of zoning. He even took out a large ad in this newspaper to advise the community at large about the opening of its only crematorium. In fact, it was that very ad that turned on the ¿gurative lightbulb above the CVRD’s head. “The building inspectors were sitting together

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Jeff Hunter lives across the street from the crematorium on old Lake Cowichan Road. Formerly used just for traditional Sikh ceremonies, the property’s new crematorium is the improperly zoned site of a commercial operation. one day last spring, and one of them was reading the newspaper when the other saw the full backpage ad about Harold Wallace’s new crematorium on the old Cowichan Lake Road,” Duncan said. “They were busted at that point.” It was the ¿rst time it twigged that the two entities were connected — even though Wallace’s name was on the building plans shown to the CVRD by the society. And no one, apparently, noticed the property’s covenant prohibiting development and additional buildings or structures. Meanwhile, Khalsa Diwan representative Dave Johel — who was not part of the initial permit application process — said upgrades of the crematorium were necessary. “A lot of people did not want to be cremated in what I call the archaic method,” he said.

Instead, they were using cremation facilities in Nanaimo or Victoria, and for years discussed upgrading their crematorium. “One of the problems everybody faced was that in order to run the new (cremation equipment) you have to have certain licences and those are monitored by the province,” Johel explained. “There’s a lot of regulatory stuff to go through, and the long and short of it was nobody on the societies was capable of doing it.” Enter Wallace. A win-win scenario for both parties saw Khalsa Diwan members get their new facility, while Wallace was able to expand his business to include local cremations. He installed state-of-the-art equipment that even neighbouring residents agree emits no smoke, no smell and no other sign a cremation is actually

taking place — unlike the former, wood-burning crematorium. Still, the fact remains the cremation facility is operating in contravention of the property’s zoning. The CVRD is working with Khalsa Diwan on rezoning the property — pending approval of the Electoral Area Services committee, which would then send the application to a public hearing — as well as altering the covenant. Duncan said it’s unlikely the regional district will take legal action against the operation, or any other form of action. “I guess we could, but we’re not reaching for those tools at this time, because they’re in (the rezoning) process,” the director said. “We’re trying to resolve this.” more on page 4

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Duncan added that while the CVRD could have applied for a court injunction to halt the operation, he was dubious about the success of such an action. For one, there’s no established risk to the public — environmental, to the watershed, etc. “Besides that, the Sikh community has accessed a very sophisticated legal counsel,” Duncan said. “The delays in the court process would take longer than the (rezoning) process. So I made the decision not to move to any sort of enforcement. I don’t know if that’s the right decision, or the wrong decision, but my wisdom said this is how we’re going to handle this. “Our journey off to the courts would be long, expensive, and at the end of the day the judge would likely say, ‘Deal with the zoning ¿rst.’” Johel agreed. “It could go rest with the lawyers, but that’s not doing anybody any good,” he said. “This is good for the community because there isn’t (another crematorium) in the valley.” But Hunter isn’t convinced. He’s not satis¿ed with the apparent nothing-to-worryabout position on the environmental impact of the facility. He doesn’t buy that three different entities — and their lawyers — failed to notice the covenant on the property. And most of all, he’s furious the CVRD isn’t willing to enforce its own zoning. “The way this has been dealt with is so backward and so underhanded, and delivers a strong, negative message to the community and anyone else watching,” he said. “If the CVRD has no power, then what is it even doing in existence? “It’s too easy for businesses to think they can get away with these kinds of things, and if we have government of¿cials who are afraid to do anything about it, what does that say to us? What’s next?”


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Duncan celebrates another Christmas Kick Off Spotted during the Downtown Duncan Christmas Kick Off, presented Friday by the Duncan BIA and the merchants of downtown Duncan: Kole Kincade, 6, tells Santa what he wants for Christmas; Julia Corbett, 2, of Duncan, admires the goose with five golden rings; a Christmas window display by artist Patience Brewster at the Benchmark Gallery on Station Street; Emily Milward, Jessica Mosewich, Carson Jackman and Maddison Jackman watch Santa coming down the ladder from the roof of city hall; The Smiley Family provide Christmas tunes on the city square stage; wandering carollers Ken Hiles and Jan Campbell sing Christmas carols.

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efty crowds rang in the yuletide season during Friday’s Christmas Kick Off in downtown Duncan. About 4,000 elves of all ages watched a roster of merry bands on the city-square stage before Santa used Duncan Fire Hall’s ladder truck to climb down from city hall’s roof. The grand ¿nale was the annual ¿reworks show sponsored by Re/Max Duncan-Mill Bay. That gift to Cowichan was cheered by Kate Rossetto of the light-up’s hosting Duncan Business Improvement Area Society. “Funding doesn’t come from corporate Re/Max but the individual realtor, so it’s quite a special gift for our community.” Despite Friday’s dry skies, DBIA staff believed the event attracted even more folks last year. “But we were very blessed with the weather and that caused a lot of families to come out,” Rossetto said. DBIA’s downtown charity drive for the SPCA continues with toy Portuguese waterdog mascots sitting in various shops windows. The mascots sell for $10, with proceeds helping the SPCA. Also, a Christmas mascot contest, with details printed in the News Leader Pictorial, could win players weekly downtown Duncan dollars. Meanwhile, DBIA carollers are strolling the core Friday evenings and Saturday’s during the day.

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pair of convicted eagle poachers who were sentenced in court on Thursday are expected to appeal Judge Mike Hubbard’s decision. “I don’t agree with the sentence and I don’t agree with the conviction,” said George Wool, defense attorney for Jerome Seymour and his younger cousin, William Seymour. The two were handed jail time, ¿nes, community service and three-year wildlife bans Thursday at the Duncan Law Courts. The sentence stems from an April 28 conviction that found the Seymours guilty of illegally hunting and traf¿cking eagles, swans and king¿shers. Charged in 2006, the two Stz’uminus First Nation members have been moving slowly through the justice system. Wool had initially argued

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Judge Mike Hubbard found Jerome Seymour guilty of 16 counts of illegally hunting and trafÄcking wildlife, including bald eagles. an entrapment defence on behalf of his clients, but Hubbard dismissed that defence, as well as a call for a mistrial in December 2010. Wool defended the actions of his clients as an Aboriginal right, but again, Hubbard dismissed that defence in April. “This is an Aboriginal rights case, and I’ve made my submissions in court about that right from the beginning,” said Wool,

who also maintains the entrapment defence. “There are a whole number of appeal grounds,” Wool said. Hubbard, meanwhile, has stated previously in court that the Seymours had been selling eagles on a commercial basis in 2006, and noted Jerome Seymour had killed as many as 550 eagles. He once shipped 200 pounds of eagle remains to Quebec.

Jerome Seymour was initially charged with 27 counts of illegally hunting and traf¿cking wildlife, but was convicted and sentenced for 16. He was sentenced to three days imprisonment on each count, for a total of 48 days in jail, served on weekends. He was also ¿ned $1,310, ordered to perform 100 hours of community work service within one year, and banned from possessing falconiformes (eagles, falcons, hawks and vultures), coraciiformes (king¿shers) and anseriformes (swans) for three years. William Seymour, meanwhile, had initially been charged with ¿ve counts of illegally hunting and traf¿cking wildlife, but was convicted and sentenced for three. He received a similar sentence: three days of imprisonment per conviction, for a total of nine days in jail served on weekends. He was ¿ned $200, ordered to perform 50 hours of community work service within one year, and was also banned from possessing various forms of bird for three years.

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chunk of land near Timbercrest subdivision has been bought by North Cowichan taxpayers from local developer George Schmidt for $136,000. The new municipal parkland is next to the existing Somenos/Timbercrest Garry Oak Protected Area and Somenos Creek. Schmidt tried for years to rezone his

entire 2.7-hectare parcel for houses. Residents and Cowichan Tribes objected during public hearings — citing Garry oak meadows and burial grounds. Council denied rezoning and decided to protect the site by buying the property. Schmidt eventually dedicated 2.2 hectares as provincial parkland. North Cowichan has now bought the parcel’s northern piece using its

municipal parkland acquisition fund. That purse holds cash from developers in lieu of dedicating parkland, administrator Dave Devana explained. Schmidt still owns the parcel’s .48-ha piece — accessed from the end of Trillium Way — that could ¿t three lots. He’d need rezoning to build on that site, Devana noted. North Cowichan’s parkland acquisition fund holds about $800,000.

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Forgotten cellphone likely saved family Nov. 22 blaze: Relief effort underway to help uninsured family

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forgotten cellphone helped save a family of three from tragedy last Tuesday when ¿re gutted their Duncan home, survivor Shea Smith explained. The bakery staffer at Real Canadian Superstore, and his family, are being helped by staff staging a baked goods and craft sale, plus a Àea-market at the store Dec. 10 to help the clan that lost its uninsured possessions in the blaze. Some toasted stuff included Assassin’s Creed 4 and Halo video games Smith, 21, had just bought when he got home to 173 McKinstry Place. His mother Lisa, and her partner Sandy Wall, were still asleep when Smith emptied his purchases on a living room table, then ran for his ride waiting outside at around 2 p.m. Luckily, Smith remembered he’d forgotten his cellphone. Back inside, he saw smoke in a small coat room. “Four-foot Àames were reaching up and were already on the walls,” he said of the ¿re, whose cause is still under investigation. “I slammed the door, yelled ‘Fire’ then tried to ¿ll a garbage can with water. “When I opened the door to the coat room, ¿re just billowed out and I was blown back,” he said of a suspected backdraft that singed Smith’s eyebrows and hair.

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Superstore bakery worker Shea Smith and his family are homeless after a Nov. 22 Äre. Store staff are helping with a Dec. 10 charity event at Superstore. “I kicked the door closed and everyone got out.” But Smith had forgotten his cellphone again. Lisa’s glasses were also inside. So Smith raced back into the burning, rented home, and got those two things as ¿re¿ghters arrived to douse the inferno that charred big trees nearby. The three got out alive, but with little else. “All my electronics (gear) melted, including my X-Box,” Smith lamented. “Not having insurance is a lesson learned,” Smith said from under a hairnet at Superstore. But Anders Oke, the store’s interim bakery manager, saw Smith as a hero. “If he hadn’t returned for his cellphone, they might have been asphyxiated.”

Smith and his family are staying in Duncan with grandparents, Bryan and Judy Smith, until they can ¿nd another home to rent. That’s why Smith and his Superstore friends hope next Saturday’s fundraiser yields furniture, cash and more. “We’re doing it because we love Shea. He’s part of our bakery family, and we don’t want him to go without,” said co-worker Miriam Logan. Oke agreed, noting Superstore’s regional brass supports all efforts to help Smith and his family. Bakery staffer Theresa Vanderstap’s on board too. “We’re asking people to donate items. We all just love Shea to bits, and we want him to have a good Christmas.” Call 250-715-7879.



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All you angry young men, please, let it be Bar Äght: Culture of young males needs to change


eal life is not a movie or a video game. There are no extra lives stored away for people to step into after they make a mistake, no way to fastforward past the ugly parts, no reset button to punch in order to start again from the beginning. In real life, sometimes when people get hit, they don’t get up. Consider the story of Jason Clark and Adam Rempel. For reasons that made sense to Rempel at the time, he punched Clark outside a Ladysmith pub in 2008. Clark died. Rempel was convicted of manslaughter and sentenced to 18 months in jail. Consider Ian Gorter and Matthew Stop the tragHolland. edy of young For reasons that made sense to Holland, punched Gorter outside Duncan’s old adult violence he Hard Times Cabaret back in 2000. Gorter went down, smacked his head on the pavement and died a few days later from his injuries. Holland was convicted of manslaughter and also did jail time. In the wake of Clark’s death we wrote the following in this space about the culture of Cowichan’s young males: “This culture dictates that when you feel someone disrespects you or those in your circle, it is appropriate to respond with threats, or violence. It’s a remnant of schoolyard thinking, where the worst consequences are a bloody nose or a trip to the principal’s of¿ce. “It’s a culture that says ‘that guy had it coming,’ or ‘it was just a ¿ght.’ It’s a culture that has failed to mature enough to recognize decisions made by 200-pound men fueled by alcohol and testosterone can have life-altering consequences.” Sadly, it seems those thoughts may also have relevance to Saturday’s tragic death of Tyler Noble. Adult violence does not come with stunt doubles. There is no director poised to yell cut. No one in the pub is play-acting. Please protect yourself, your friends and your family. Just let it be.

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The good and the bad of this week in Cowichan This we don’t

This we like A big thumbs up to the annual Duncan Christmas Kick Off and especially to the merchants who did such a great job staying open late and giving the big crowd a friendly welcome. The light-up is the type of event that can attract people downtown who may not typically be there. But it is the businesses putting their best faces forward that will bring them back.

Fireworks bloom over city hall. Video at our website.

It seems that just about every year we find ourselves covering the story about a washout blocking Cowichan Bay Road. And every year, someone provides some great art for that story by taking their vehicle swimming. The warning signs are posted for a reason. The water is deep. You will get stuck. Our firefighters’ time is valuable. Please stop wasting it.

Burdened court system poised to march off a cliff Tom Fletcher Black Press


ne of the last exchanges in the B.C. legislature’s fall session was about the state of the court system. Drug dealers are walking free, NDP leader Adrian Dix reminded Public Safety Minister Shirley Bond in the ¿nal question period. Dix referred to a Prince George case this fall where a convicted cocaine dealer racked up more traf¿cking charges while he was on trial, and then was released because he couldn’t be tried in a timely fashion. The NDP was picking up on an unusually political speech last week by B.C. Supreme Court Chief Justice Robert Bauman. Speaking to the annual B.C. judges’ conference in Las Vegas, Bauman warned funding cuts have the B.C. court system “going over a cliff in slow motion.” The cuts are real. By next year, court service budgets are expected to be down 10 per cent

since 2008, and staff down 15 per cent. The provincial court is down 17 judges from 2005. There aren’t enough clerks. And the federal government is about to push through new sentencing guidelines that will add more inmates to B.C.’s overÀowing prison system. Bond, the overworked B.C. Liberal minister doing double duty as Attorney General, replied some of the budget cuts are being reversed. More sheriffs have been trained, and 14 provincial court judges have been hired in the past two years. Bond also pointed to long-term strategies being implemented to relieve the Àood of court cases. It’s this kind of systemic change that has the most potential for long-term reform of our archaic system. Right now, there are an estimated 2,000 cases in provincial court that are running long enough to risk being dismissed due to delays. It’s not a crime wave; a quarter of all cases in provincial and B.C. Supreme Court are family disputes about kids and property. The Family Law Act has been in the works for


years, and it sailed through the legislature with NDP support. It encourages outof-court settlements in family breakups, equalizes common-law rules with those for married couples and does away with the terms “custody” and “access” that suggest children are to be fought over as if they are property. Bond also pointed to B.C.’s harsh new administrative penalties for drinking and driving, which have kept most routine impaired cases out of court. Police have the authority to impound vehicles and impose heavy ¿nes on the spot, when drivers fail a roadside breath test or even blow in the “warn” range of 0.05 to 0.08 per cent. Bond points proudly to a 40-per-cent decrease in alcohol-related vehicle deaths in the ¿rst year. Of course this is being challenged as an infringement of the right to go to court and try various drunk-driving defences. A judge will soon decide if the hazards of impaired driving justify such an infringement.

Justice Bauman acknowledges courts have to clean up procedures too. Set aside the baseless conspiracy theories around the Dave BasiBobby Virk saga, and you have two small-time crooks whose lawyers were allowed to spin the case out for seven years in a tangle of evidence disclosure demands. As the legislature adjourned, Vancouver Mayor Gregor Robertson joined previous mayors, from Conservative Party member Sam Sullivan to Mike Harcourt, in calling for marijuana to be legalized and regulated. Not on my watch, replied Prime Minister Stephen Harper. So instead, we’re getting de facto legalization of crack cocaine. Tom Fletcher is the legislative reporter for Black Press. Reach him at tÀ

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What do think of teachers’ job action cancelling schools’ evening Noel concerts? “What’s one evening, especially at Christmas time, to accommodate family fun and festivities for the children they teach?”

Evelyn Pavlin, North Cowichan

“Cancelling Christmas concerts is punishing the kids. I can’t see that as a tactical act to get teachers’ points across. Find something relevant as a protest.”

Steve Wolanski, Duncan

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Clark can catch some votes by saving rail

Baker’s campaign a success because he Änally got them talking

Dear editor I was an active supporter of Scott Baker’s bid for mayor. I still think he is the only candidate who has the cojones to shake up city hall, put the bureaucrats in their rightful place and give policy-making back to elected leaders. An indication of his threat to the status quo was highlighted in the Nov. 16 newspapers when both editors pounced on the “scoop” of Scott’s previous run-ins with the municipality. Readers perhaps didn’t ¿nd it curious both paper’s stories were published on the same day. Editors simply adore stories handed to them on a plate. There were many other ‘historical’ stories that did not make news during the campaign, including an apology letter and monetary settlement from North Cowichan to Scott. However, the most important story did make it to the news. Scott got out the message about a genuine debt-and-spending crisis. After he went through the books in October and started to broadcast his ¿ndings, wherever he could, North Cowichan ¿nances were suddenly a priority for all mayoral nominees. And many of the ¿gures he used on his soon-to-be famous Àip chart soon made it onto newspaper pages. They also became a talking point by voters. Suddenly, people were discussing things like amortization and operating costs over coffee — uncomfortable questions. Others talked about the bureaucracy that was allowed to blossom internally, by the supposed policy makers, during the past decade. The result was the outof-sync government so many are complaining about. Scott’s main motive for running was to get taxpayers to understand and care about the innards of municipal ¿nancial statements. All in all, this has not been a bad way to spend a pleasant autumn. Mark Kiemele

In my opinion: Invest in the E&N


.C. Liberals have it in their power to steal thousands of Vancouver Island votes from the NDP. They can restore some sparkle to their clouded name by intervening at the last minute to save Vancouver Island’s railway from destruction. Through this move, Christy Clark and colleagues could capture a big chunk of what might be called the soft progressive vote. The soft progressives are people whose election-day decisions are shaped by what they see as likely problem-solving performance, not by loyalty to a party label. Arguably most soft-progressive Vancouver Islanders lean toward the NDP, because of that party’s proven record of useful social invention. But B.C. Libs — by their good luck — could Peter W. Rusland inherit the role. Unless they act immediately, we Scott Baker’s, right, unsuccessful mayoral campaign worked on the level that it got people talking about the issue can say goodbye to rail and to any hope of using of municipal spending, says one of today’s writers. the historic E&N to lighten the costly, dangerous load of clogged traf¿c on the narrow highway paslook as reverent as you would like them to be to the $1.2 billion to the CBC this sum is very sage up-island. but they are there, supporting the veterans and modest (and more people will watch the Grey For anyone who follows provincial politics, the learning about their sacri¿ce. Be glad they Cup then watch the CBC). Regina, Edmonton, opening is in plain sight. I’m not sure the members come; in the Netherlands Remembrance Day Calgary, The Peg would all love to host this of the Christy Clark gang have the courage and is now every ¿ve years because of the low extraveganza. vision to pull off this coup, but maybe they do. turnouts. Let’s look at the revenue for the province, We’ll see. Some of these kids may one day be veterans, city and airport. Vancouver Island has a transportation problem. much as we would like to be able to say other1) 60,000 seats at a minimum of $100 per Re-routing part of the highway would cost about wise; don’t turn them off, we need them! seat x seven per cent sales tax equals about $1 billion (nine zeroes) plus environmental damMarja Blase $400,000. age. For one-tenth of that amount, we could ¿x the Shawnigan Lake 2) 10,000 hotel rooms at a minimum $150 whole railway, stations and all, and get it running. per night x two nights x 15 per cent occupancy The Libs can do it by matching the $21 million and sales tax equals: somewhere north of Appreciative historical society federal grant that drives Victoria’s Johnson Street $400,000. bridge replacement project, investing provincial Chemainus 3) Game day beer sales tax to Saskatchewan looking for volunteers money to put rail on the new bridge, starting guys: 10,000 Saskatchewan guys x 10 beer Dear editor Victoria-Langford track improvement and promiseach x $2 per beer tax equals $200,000. The Mill Bay/Malahat Historical Society is Just be glad the young people are ing to upgrade the railway, step by step. 4) Extra tax on latte sales to Calgarians equals ever so thankful for the strong support of Area Anti-rail campaigners will raise a minor stink, taking part A voters who gave an overwhelming Yes to the zero but at a time when both the U.S. and China are Dear editor 5) Extra tax on Perrier sales to Edmontonians CVRD referendum on annual funding for our pushing ahead with energy-saving, greenhouseIn Prince George everyone who wanted to equals zero work to preserve and present our local history. gas-saving rail networks, the renewal of island rail joined the Remembrance Day parade. The 6) Airport improvement fee: 30,000 visitors We appreciated your pre-election coverage. will gain wide approval. place of honour was for the veterans of course. Any readers who would like to enjoy the x $10 equals $300,000. It will take strong yet friendly senior government In Cobble Hill the Scouts and Girl Guides join So the revenue surge to the province is huge bene¿ts of MBMHS membership or who can in the parade; they are positioned in front so and this does not count anything for meal taxes pressure on Victoria council to bring back rail to help us expand our archives with old photos they can see what is going on; they lay wreaths or items from this area can contact me at 250(is there a tax on organic food?), or the income the bridge, as step one toward smart transportation. they made. Yes, these kids may not always taxes for the extra employment. While it might Step two is starting to build the trackside economic 743-2686. sinews of the rail corridor while upgrading the line not be as good as a producing oil¿eld in this JJim Wisnia Victoria-Langford. You must do both jobs at the valley, it’s not bad. Go Riders. MBMHS Secretary M same time, like the old party stunt of simultaneGlen Ridgway ously rubbing the head and patting the belly. North Cowichan BBut think of tax revenue from the Such wealth-building, job-making co-ordination “Since its highest-rated site has been rejected, should the requires a new partnership for mutual advantage SSaskatchewan beer drinkers CVRD abandon plans to build an ECO Depot altogether?” More letters online linking federal, provincial, regional and municipal Dear editor You answered: (68 votes) governments. I was saddened by the uncomplimentary Also, read fresh stories every day and share If Premier Clark manages this feat, she will earn 70 per cent NO c comments about the $550,000 provincial your thoughts immediately through the comrespect and challenge the inventive brainpower a assistance to our great Canadian festival, ments function. of the NDP to go one better. What if we do have To vote on the next Question of the Week, log onto the the t Grey Cup. This venerable institution is at to wait four years longer to balance the provincial web poll at s something that binds us together. In contrast budget? Economic revitalization and job-making has higher priority. Siemens Corporation was ready in the 1990s to lend a modern rail vehicle for a trial VictoriaLangford commuter service. A few fusspots in Esquimalt derailed the project. But Siemens or another builder of rail rollingHere are some tips: Keep it short — 300 words or less; Keep it local — letters raised in We want to hear your opinion on just about any matter of local interest. response to issues raised in our pages get top priority; Keep it clean — attack the issue, Here’s how to send it to us: stock might be ready now to set up a factory and not the individual. • Email your thoughts to testing yards here. 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Drivers ignoring warning signs get swamped in Cowichan Bay Peter W. Rusland

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Police and volunteer ÄreÄghters watch the rescue operation of a swamped vehicle from water’s edge on a Åooded Cowichan Bay Road.

arricades and rising Àood waters didn’t stop three motorists from carelessly using Cowichan Bay Road Sunday — before being stranding in their swamped vehicles. The soaked motorists entered Cow Bay Road from the Island Highway end, then were rescued during three separate responses by Cowichan Bay and North Cowichan’s south-end ¿re crews. The vehicles were submerged at around noon, 6 and 7 p.m., the bay’s frustrated ¿re chief, Ken Bulcock, explained. The road’s record day of Àood rescues burned precious time of some 35 ¿rehall members. “We had to rescue people from accidents from stupid mistakes.

“It put everyone at risk to go get them,” he said of the rescues, “and tied up two ¿re departments for hours on end.” The rescues were kicked off early Grey Cup afternoon when Cow Bay ¿re¿ghters tackled the ¿rst incident involving an older male driver. The later two saw North Cowichan ¿re¿ghters use their Super Duck Àat-bottom boat to save drenched drivers who failed to follow signs and barricades erected by highway staff with Mainroad South-Island Contracting. Bulcock noted Cowichan Bay Road, between the lawn-tennis club and golf course hill, can’t be sealed as residents along the perennially Àooded stretch need emergencyvehicle access. “But signage was all over the place and people were still driving around the barricades when we were

performing the rescues!” At high tides, water levels reached about three feet Sunday, noted Bulcock. “Once a year we’re out there, but this time it was three times in one day. “You’d need Àaggers to stop them.” Bulcock was also disgusted a warning sign along the highway, near the Farmer’s Market, was cut and stolen. Meanwhile, Bulcock pleaded with drivers to heed signage and stay off Cowichan Bay Road when it’s Àooded. “Respect the road signage; there’s a reason it’s there — to prevent a tragedy that’ll eventually happen.” North Cowichan/Duncan RCMP Cpl. Kevin Day said no tickets were issued in connection with the stranded motorists.

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Visit for more information. • Meanwhile, McClinchey also offered a huge thank you to “all the dedicated and caring health professionals at the Cowichan District Hospital who helped save my life on Nov. 6. Dr. Stephenson: Thank you for being so honest about my condition and advising the best course of treatment despite the risks. Dr. Pewarchuk: Thank you for great continued care from the ER to the ICU. Dave: Thank you for watching the respiratory machines like a hawk for many hours. ER Nurses: I apologize for not remembering the name of the ER nurse who watched all the other monitors as well as wrapped my blue feet with tons of warm blankets! Graeme: Thank you for keeping me awake those ¿rst 12 hours, checking my stats and testing my brain with all those trick questions. Andrea, Julie, Mike and all the other ICU nurses: Thank you for answering my pages with smiles and encouraging me back on my feet. We are very lucky to have such a great health facility manned by a highly skilled and caring team of doctors, nurses and technicians.” Exciting things happening for you, your friends or your family that you want to share with your community? Send us a quick email at editor@ We’d love to spread the word.

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2) Inheritance

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y the way, did you hear: • Tammy Averill tells us Country Grocer stores are helping Vancouver Island children with life-threatening conditions. Proceeds from every dream bouquet, paper shirt or island-grown Christmas tree sold between Nov. 15 and Dec. 15 will go to the Help Fill a Dream Foundation. • Outgoing North Cowichan Mayor Tom Walker gave Dee Kinnee, marketing and event co-ordinator for the Chemainus B.C. Business Improvement Association, a donation for $1,000 worth of advertising with 89.7 SunFM. Walker won the certi¿cate at a silent auction earlier this year and wanted to put it to good use in the community. • Karen McClinchey, president of the Rotary Club of Duncan, tells us Howard Goodridge and Horst Nowrath were among those manning the Rotary Club of Duncan’s Polio Plus information booth at the Duncan Farmer’s Market in October, encouraging the public to help them reach Rotary’s fundraising goal of $200 million to match $355 million in challenge grants received from the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation. The resulting $555 million will directly support immunization campaigns in developing countries, where polio continues to infect and paralyze children.

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Name: Peter Greaves Occupation: cook/auxiliary constable Age: 51 Hometown: Barbados If you get a chance go see: The latest Pirates of the Caribbean Right now I am reading: Voice of the Martyrs I’m listening to: Gospel — the Gaithers At least once everyone should: go bowling Most people don’t know I: used to draw and sketch Proudest or happiest moment: marrying my wife Embarrassing moment, or biggest fear: ripping my pants while breakdancing If I was appointed king of the valley I would: increase the cost of living Before I die: go to Scotland Words I live by: treat others as you want to be treated Andrew Leong

Ferry Advisory Committees Call for Volunteers BC Ferries coordinates public consultation throughout the coastal communities by means of Ferry Advisory Committees (FAC). These bodies are composed of volunteers who are interested in all aspects of ferry service and operations within their community. These committees function within a three-year term, and as the next term begins January 1, 2012, this call for volunteers is open to all members of the public at this time. Committee members are reimbursed for all reasonable expenses incurred while conducting FAC-related activities. Ideally, committee members represent a stakeholder group, thus providing an avenue for two-way flow of information between BC Ferries and these groups. For the Brentwood Bay-Mill Bay route, BC Ferries is seeking volunteers for this committee. If you are interested in joining your FAC for the 2012-2014 term, please contact: Darin Guenette, Manager, Public Affairs at 1-877- 978-2385 (toll free) or no later than December 15, 2011. For further information on any aspects of these committees, visit the BC Ferries website ( BC Ferries/Public Consultation), email any member of your local FAC (contact information on website) or reach out to Darin Guenette.

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rganizers of Maple Bay’s annual Carols AÀoat have stepped it up a notch this year. Members of the Maple Bay Yacht and Rowing clubs have linked arms with Duncan’s Rotary Club as well as the Cowichan Capitals hockey club to bustle valley seniors to the popular holiday hoedown. “We just wanted to get it more organized and have it available to more people,” yacht and rotary member Keith Fuller said. The Capitals team bus will make its rounds to four Cowichan seniors care homes, Cerwydden, Sherwood and Wedgwood houses, as well as Sunridge Place, before the event, which kicks off at 6:30 p.m. Friday. “That’s who we thought really needed the transportation and we would really like to have a lot more people,” Fuller explained. “We’re a little better organized this year and we’re just trying to get a little more energy.” The Maple Bay ‘Christmas Lights Cruise’ leaves the yacht club at 6:30 p.m. sharp, organizer Beth Howse explained, before the procession, led by HMCS Oriole, heads through Bird’s Eye Cove (south) and turns back to Arbutus Point (north). While the vessel that carries Mr. and Mrs. Claus makes its way to tie up at government dock, the rest of the boats complete their ¿nal loop through the bay. The hosting yacht and rowing club members suggest folks watch the sailpast from either the

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chocolate and tree lighting at the Cowichan Bay Maritime Centre from 3 to 4:30 p.m. Also on deck, many of the bay’s merchants are keeping establishments open for late-night shopping and dining action. “There are a number a new activities happening this year,” organizer Heidi Holden said. “We’ve got a lot going on besides the usual sail past and Santa should even be taking a stroll through the bay, handing out candy canes.” Cowichan’s Medford Singers are also on schedule for singing seaside Christmas songs. For more information, contact 250-597-2006.

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Matt Good is touring behind his latest work Lights of Endangered Species.


hey may have two different sounds, but Daniel Wesley promises that as long as you like good music, you’ll enjoy both his and Matthew Good’s shows at the Cowichan Theatre on Wednesday. “I feel like we attract the same kind of fans — music lovers,” Wesley said. He’s been touring the country with Canadian icon Good since the beginning of October, and is thrilled to be playing in Cowichan again. “People there are really supportive of the music — they like getting out and seeing live music,” he said. “I expect it to be a fun show. The moment I get onto the island, everything just kind of slows down a little bit. I really like that.” Show-goers can expect at least one song from every one of his rock-with-a-dash-of-reggae albums — with an emphasis on his latest disc, Easy Livin’ — fol-

lowed by Good, who’s touring to support his latest CD, Lights of Endangered Species. The phrase, ‘If it ain’t broke, don’t ¿x it,’ doesn’t apply to Good,” his promo material reads. “One of his de¿ning characteristics is exactly the opposite of that popular axiom. Over his almost two-decade career, Good has taken us on a journey.” Wesley, meanwhile, is psyched to add Cowichanians to the thousands of fans who’ve been warmly-receiving the tour. “If you’re a music lover you’re going to love this show,” he said. “Even if you haven’t heard of me, or Matt, if you like music I guarantee you’ll walk away impressed. There’s a real cool dynamic between the two bands, so I think you won’t want to miss this.”

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Food Basket BeneÄt: various local musicians gather tonight to raise money and non-perishable food items to help those in peril, 8 p.m., Duncan Garage Showroom, 330 Duncan Street. Tickets are by donation. Call 250-748-7246.

Big screen theatre tomorrow Collaborators: A new play by John Hodge (Trainspotting, Shallow Grave, The Beach) centres on an imaginary encounter between Joseph Stalin and playwright Mikhail Bulgakov (left) in this National Theatre big screen presentation live in HD, 7 p.m. Thursday at the Cowichan Theatre. Tickets range from $15.50 to $23.50. Call 250-748-7529 or go to

A Messiah that everyone can lend a voice to Handel’s masterpiece: Cowichan Consort production features 13 soloists and a chance for the audience to sing along Peter W. Rusland

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hinking outside the classical-music box has made a Singalong Messiah that’s fun for the whole family, Cowichan Consort’s conductor says. Robert Mari’s version of Handel’s masterpiece, tuned for Saturday at the Christian Reformed Church, includes 13 local soloists backed by the Consort’s orchestra and choir — each boasting 50 members. The audience plays a part too. Folks can bring, or borrow ($10 deposit), scores then join in on the two-hour celebration of Christ’s life. Choir members will dot the crowd. Mari was content with his cuts to Handel’s sweeping 1741 work premiered in Ireland. What would Handel think? “I have no clue,” Mari of his Messiah. “It took him a month to write, then he revised it.” Mozart made some changes too. But Messiah — including the Hallelujah Chorus — is a global favourite. “Last year, George Corwin conducted the Consort orchestra and choir for Messiah to a packed house at the Christian Reformed Church,” Mari said of Corwin’s baton duty after Duncan Frater’s 2009 exit. But Mari wanted a more interactive, educational Messiah so he recruited 13 soloists. “They had to be local,” said Winnipegger Mari, 53, who began conducting at age 13 before earning a music doctorate. “They also had to be able to sing classically, and be strong enough to be heard over the orchestra.” Mari simply saw Messiah as a chance for valley singers to solo with an orchestra and choir. Mezzo-soprano Talietha Sangha, 17, was among 25 who auditioned for a solo slot.

“I won’t lie, it’s really hard,” said the Frances Kelsey student heard on He Shall Feed His Flock Like A Shepherd. She also does duet duty with Alissa Lennox on O Death, Where is Thy Sting? “Ali and I are really grateful for this opportunity, and we’re the youngest ones in this.” Bassist Tim Spencer, 65, has sung in Messiah various times, including during 30 years with the Nelson Choral Society. The retired math and science teacher saluted the Consort for helping locals. “It gives people a chance to see if they’re able to carry a solo.” Sangha’s challenge is breath control during Messiah’s slower numbers. Rewards are many for the musical-theatre performer — seen in The Music Man, A Chorus Line, the Cowichan Music Festival and more — who’s Encore! Women’s Choir’s mentorship student. “Messiah’s teaching me I can do more than musical theatre, and I can sound like an opera singer but I know how to put expression into it because of theatre. “I didn’t even know what Messiah was a month ago and now I’m in one.” Mari has cleaned classical dullness from his Messiah, she hinted. “The audience will be pleasantly surprised. “There’s more to classical than standing like drill sergeant and singing from the diaphragm.” Noted Mari: “Each soloist has their own tempo.” He’ll lend laughs and educational notes about Handel’s monster work Saturday. Soprano Lennox, 17, likes her ¿rst Messiah. “I really enjoy the type of music, and it’s something different,” said the Duncan Christian secondary student, Cowichan Music Festival competitor, and four-time PNE performer.

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Robert Mari conducts 13 local soloists during Cowichan Consort Orchestra and Choir’s Singalong Messiah Saturday at Duncan’s Christian Reformed Church. “The pieces I’m singing, I’ve never heard before,” Lennox said. “This will expand my horizons. I think Handel would be impressed.” Spencer agreed. “As a Christian, I ¿nd Messiah very meaningful — its texts (by Charles Jennens) really summarize much of the Christian faith.” Tenor Graham Brockley, 50, was stoked the Consort’s helping the unsung. “It pulls singers out of the woodwork and gives them an opportunity they might otherwise not get. “This Messiah is different — all the choruses are sung by the audience.” The doctor and lifelong singer — heard at the Cowichan Music Festival — said his

debut aria solo “isn’t too bad.” Other soloists are sopranos Valorie Cunningham, Ashley Green, Annette Lampson, and Ann Yelland; altos Cari Burdett and Miriam Stanford; tenors Ted Rhodes and Peter Yelland; and bass Bill Kelly. Sangha’s ready. “Even an atheist will ¿nd this Messiah really beautiful.” Your ticket What: Cowichan Consort’s Singalong Messiah When: Dec. 3, 2:30 p.m. Where: Christian Reformed Church, Tzouhalem Road, Duncan Tickets: $15, youths $12, door and Volume One Bookstore. Call 250-743-9839.

Welcome the Christmas season with traditional tunes from traditional band Peter W. Rusland

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rombonist Tom Rothney typi¿es the yearning for learning central to the Cowichan Valley Concert Band that’s tuned for Friday’s gift show at Quamichan Middle School. That’s where the band’s two-dozen players, from teens to seniors, will unwrap A Cowichan Christmas, a Santa’s sack of yuletide songs for valley families. It’s part of a merry learning curve for former teacher and school-board administrator Rothney, 65, who signed up with the CVCB eight years ago. “I played trombone in high school, and during university with military bands in eastern Quebec in Sherbrooke, and in Montreal with the Black Watch Reserve,” he said, citing Order of Canada holder Ian McDougall as his trombone hero. “But when I started teaching, I put the horn

Peter W. Rusland

Trombonist Tom Rothney of the Cowichan Valley Concert Band is tuned for Friday’s Cowichan Christmas show at Quamichan Middle School. away for 33 years until retiring here in 2003, then I got involved with the CVCB. “I couldn’t even play a note for the tuneup the ¿rst time I went.” But Rothney oiled his rusty chops on a Conn

instrument, since swapped for a Yamaha horn. He has no regrets about returning to the trombone with the 25-year-old troupe of which he’s president. “I wanted to get back to it because I had wonderful memories of playing with groups.” During the past decade the stringless concert band, now led by Ron McFarlane, has collectively improved, bought new music to learn, and performed at a slew of local gigs spanning Canada Day in Maple Bay, Duncan Farmer’s Market, an MS fundraiser at Merridale Ciderworks, Duncan summer festival and the North American Indigenous Games. Friday saw the non-pro¿t band play downtown’s Christmas light-up. It’s Dec. 2 program includes traditional favourites Sleigh Ride, Little Drummer Boy and White Christmas, novelty numbers Santa Does Dixie, and Cowboy Christmas, plus new arrangements A Most Wonderful Christmas, and music from the kids’ movie The Polar Express.

Also, there’ll be an opportunity to sing along to some Christmas carol favourites backed the band comprising brass, woodwinds and percussion. Rothney’s ready for lip service similar to his work in Victoria’s Commodore Big Band, South Island Musical Society’s pit orchestras, and various Shawnigan Lake School musicals. “Playing with musicians who are there because they want to be there is just delightful,” he said. Two concert tickets can be won in the News Leader Pictorial’s draw. Drop your name and phone number at our of¿ce by Dec. 1, 4:30 p.m, at Unit 2, 5380 Trans-Canada Highway, south of Duncan’s silver bridge. Your ticket: What: A Cowichan Christmas When; Dec. 2, 7:30 p.m. Where: Quamichan Middle School Tickets: $ 10, $8 students and seniors, $13 WeGo for one adult and one child, at Volume One Bookstore, the door, or 250-748-3481.

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Saint Joseph’s School Christmas Bazaar: crafters, baked goods, entertainment and a surprise visitor, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., 9735, Elm Street, Chemainus. Call 250-246-3191.

Trio art show: opens featuring paintings, prints, wood carvings, and children’s picture books by Darlene Tully, Wayne Brown, and Trudy Kungold Ammann. Runs until Dec. 10 at Portals CVAC Centre for Arts, Culture and Heritage in the Island Savings Centre at 2687 James St., Duncan. Hours are from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Mondays to Friday and 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturdays. Readings and artist appearances on Saturdays noon to 2 p.m..

Old-time Music Jam: everyone welcome every second Thursday, 7:30 p.m. at Twisted Sisters Tearoom, 9885 Maple Street, Chemainus. Call 250722-3115 or 250-929-8226.

Friday Margit Nellemann Handbuilt Ceramics: sixth-annual open studio and exhibit, 8350 Richards Trail, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Featuring work from a select group of artists, continuing to Dec. 4. More information at: Lane 31: a band of veterans in a roots genre from Salt Spring Island, 8 p.m., Duncan

Reading Tails: Children ages 6 to 10 can register for a free 20 minute reading session with a furry friend from the St. John Ambulance Therapy Dog Program, Saturdays, 10:30 to 11:30 a.m. starting Dec. 3 at the Cowichan Library. Call 250746-7661 ext. 5 for more.

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Christmas Around The World: a presentation by the Kathy White Dancers, 7 p.m. at Mercury Theatre, 331 Brae Rd. Admission $10, $8 students and seniors, $30 families, children five and under free Eugene Smith: roots/soul music from a local artist, 6:30 p.m., Noodles of the World, Station Street Duncan. Call 250-597-0313. No cover.

Saturday Scotch Broom Pulling: event at the Mount Tzouhalem Ecologi-


Club is collecting non-food items important in our day-today lives, but often forgotten, 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. at Duncan Wal-Mart.

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

Ron Hynes: an evening of folk music with one of Canada’s most awarded singer/songwriters, 8 p.m., Duncan Garage Showroom, 330 Duncan Street. Tickets are $25 advance, $30 door. Call 250-748-7246. What Would Jesus Buy?: The Cowichan library is squeezing in another documentary night in time for the holidays. We’ll be watching this critique of consumer culture in the branch’s multipurpose room at 6 p.m. Call 250-746-7661 ext 5.

Concenti Singers with the Cowichan Valley Youth Choir: Lift your holiday spirits at the annual Concenti Christmas concert. Sure to be a favourite with the entire family, 2 p.m., Duncan United Church Adults $15. Seniors & students $12. Available at Volume One Books, Top-of-the-Ridge Hair Design and from Concenti members.

Open Mike Song Writers Nite: The hottest open mike on the island keeps getting hotter with special guests: Celtic rockers Skellig, 7 p.m., Dancing Bean Café, 9752 Willow St., Chemainus. Tickets by donation. Call 250-246-5050. Lane 31: a band of veterans in a roots genre from Salt Spring Island, 9 p.m., Crofton Hotel, 1534 Joan Avenue, Crofton. Tickets $10, or three for $25. Call 250-324-2245.

The Hope King Hour: 90 minutes of great entertainment, with a local young musician highlighted, 2 p.m., Duncan Garage Showroom, 330 Duncan Street. Tickets are $10 advance, $12 door. Call 250748-7246. Toys, toiletries and toques: The Cowichan Valley Social Media

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Thursday, December 1 | 7 PM COWICHAN TICKET CENTRE 250.748.7529 2687 James Street, Duncan BC V9L 2X5

Adult: $23.50 | Senior: $21.25 | Student: $16.00 | Child: $15.50

Bleed and feed: Do two good deeds at once by donating a non-perishable food item when donating blood, 2 to 8 p.m, Dec. 6 and 7, and noon to 6 p.m. Dec. 8, Island Savings Centre, 2687 James St.

A musical by ALAIN BOUBLIL and CLAUDE-MICHEL SCHÖNBERG School edition specially adapted and licensed by MUSIC THEATRE INTERNATIONAL and CAMERON MACKINTOSH

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Chemainus Chamber of Commerce Meet and Greet: members and non-members invited to meet each other and soak up the Christmas atmosphere at the Chemainus Visitor Centre, 5 to 7 p.m.

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Perfect Stocking Stuffer

Bellydance Extravaganza: showcasing some of Vancouver Island’s finest belly dancers, 8 p.m., Duncan Garage Showroom, 330 Duncan Street. Tickets $20 at Ten Old Books. Call 250-748-7246.

The Kathy White Dancers celebrate Christmas Around the World Friday at the Mercury Theatre. Garage Showroom, 330 Duncan Street. Tickets are $12 advance, $15 door. Call 250748-7246.

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Stroke Recovery: The Cowichan Valley Stroke Recovery Coffee Group meets the last Wednesday of every month at various locations. Call 250748-0205.

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MATSON, Ragna April 30th 1914 – November 24th 2011

BELLOWS – Alvin Elwood March 6th, 1924 – November 25th, 2011

It is with great sadness that we announce the peaceful passing of our loving mother at Cairnsmore Place, Duncan, BC. Ragna was born in Ordale, Saskatchewan, the daughter of Nils and Margit Sanrud. Predeceased by her husband Ellis, brother Adolf Sanrud and son-in-law Michael Langtry. Ragna will be greatly missed by her sisters-in-law Sigrid Sanrud and Amy Matson, her son Lloyd (Arlene), daughters Evelyn Langtry, Betty Matson, and Bernice (Jim) Jubenville, 7 grandchildren, Lonnie, Garry, Gordon, Karen, Jason, Jeffrey and Jackie, 12 great grandchildren 2 great great grandchildren and numerous nieces and nephews. Ragna and Ellis were married in 1935 and raised their family in Saskatchewan and Lake Cowichan. Ragna was an active member of the Lake Cowichan Pentecostal Church for over 60 years. Mom was a very gracious lady with a heart of love and joy and will be greatly missed by her family and friends. A memorial Service was held to celebrate Mom`s life on Monday November 28th at 2pm at Sands Funeral Chapel, 187 Trunk Rd, Duncan. Special thanks to the wonderful staff at Cairnsmore Place who made a comfortable home for our mom for the past 3 years. In lieu of owers a donation may be made to a charity of your choice. Online condolences may be offered at www.

It is with profound sadness that on November 25th, 2011 in the Cowichan District Hospital, Alvin passed peacefully. Alvin is survived by his loving daughter Connie Lynn McConnell, grandsons Shaun and Chad McConnell, great grandchildren Mya and Conner, brother George of Ponoka, AB and Donald (Marie) of Canoe BC. Also Pat Garritty and family in Calgary and numerous nieces and nephews. He was predeceased by his loving wife Joyce in August 2000, also predeceased were his parents, 3 sister and 5 brothers. Alvin retired in 1988 from the prestigious Earl Grey Golf Club in Calgary AB. He served in WWII and was wounded in France, spending 6 months in an English hospital. Out heartfelt thanks are extended to Dr. Bass of Ingham Family Practice and to the dedicated nurses and caring staff of Cowichan District Hospital, 2 South. A Service will be held on Saturday December 3rd, 2011 at 11am at First Memorial Funeral Services, 375 Brae Road, Duncan. No reception is planned.

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Fred Stanislaus LaFleur 75, of Ladysmith BC, passed away on November 24, 2011. Fred was born on May 21, 1936, to Charles and Alice LaFleur in Spiritwood, Saskatchewan. His mother Alice died on June 24, 1937, and Fred was brought to Vancouver Island by his father and his sister Florence, along with her one-yearold son Claude. Fred remained on Vancouver Island for the majority of his life and maintained a special brotherly relationship with his nephew Claude. As a child, Fred moved frequently and lived with different family members and in residential schools, and longed for a family of his own. He began working in logging camps “punking whistles on a jerk lineâ€? in 1951, but spent most of his career as a longshoreman and was a proud member of ILWU Local 508. In 1958, Fred married Patricia Brown and together they fulďŹ lled his dream of having a family, with their three children Michael, Cindy, and Victoria. Fred thrived as a husband, father, and provider for his family. Fred was also very active in giving back to the community as a volunteer for youth sports. He was a classic car enthusiast and an avid sports fan. He also enjoyed the company of his pals playing billiards and crib. Fred was MĂŠtis and was intensely proud of and interested in his heritage, and the history of Native people in Canada. He was a loving and caring family man who was thrilled to have grandchildren and great-grandchildren, and loved nothing more than when his family was together. During his recent hospital stays, he commented on how he’d love to see those “little punks,â€? his great grandkids. Fred was predeceased by his mother Alice (June 24, 1937), father Charles (July 20, 1975), and siblings Florence, Rose, Florine, Carl, Raymond, Elie and Antoinette. Fred is survived by his wife Patricia; sister-in-law Laurie; siblings Auguste, Marie, twins Irene and Lorraine; nephew Claude; children Michael (Donna), Cindy (Scott), Vicky (Terry); grandchildren; Marni (Ron), Shane (Mandy), and Casey (Daniel); also great-grandchildren Caileen, Jesse, Hunter and Betty and many nieces and nephews. He will be deeply missed by all. Special thanks to Dr. C. Igbinosa for her excellent care. At Fred’s request, there will be no funeral service. In lieu of owers, memorial contributions can be sent to the Canadian Cancer Society or charity of your choice. Fred’s family would appreciate if you would spend a day with your loved ones, in his memory.

ANNA MARGARET PARKER Sept 20, 1926 - Dec. 1, 2010 Mom, there are no words to deďŹ ne how much joy and meaning you brought to our lives or that can possibly express just how deeply we miss you. Love you endlessly. Charles, Larry, Karen, Elaine and Randy

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NIXON H.M. Sylvia, April 21, 1921 - November 22, 2011. Sylvia passed away peacefully on November 22 after a brave and digniďŹ ed battle with Glioblastoma, an aggressive brain cancer. Born in Saint-Paul-d’Abbottsford, Quebec, to parents Major Arthur Grosvenor Piddington and Helen Mary Piddinginton (nee Porteous) Sylvia came with her family to Esquimalt in 1924. One of 10 children, Sylvia grew up at Wychbury (a Samuel McClure house) in Esquimalt and spent her summers at the family cottage Savira, on the west shore of Shawningan Lake. She attended St. Margaret’s School for Girls, graduating in 1938. During World War II Sylvia worked at Yarrows as a welder and cutter building warships along with her late sister Frances Joyce (nee Piddington). Living variously in Victoria, Saanich, and Cowichan for most of her life, with her partner Major Andrew Jukes, Sylvia was also an avid sailor, cruising the coast for many a summer in the late 1940s and 1950s. With Jukes she undertook a great adventure in late 1950s crossing from Vancouver to England via the Panama Canal, and subsequently sailing from England to Spain and the Canary Islands. Carying on alone after the sudden passing of Jukes, Sylvia captained, with two hired hands, the ketch “Dawn Starâ€? across the Atlantic to Antigua and eventually Fort Lauderdale. After a sojurn in Florida, she returned home to Canada in 1958. After marrying Eckersall Nixon in 1958, she and Eck had a son, Edward, in 1960. The family lived variously in Victoria, West Vancouver, Clinton B.C. and Kamloops, returning to settle in Victoria in 1969. At 51 Sylvia completed her Early Childhood Education diploma and worked for many years in Day Care and Preschools such as Marigold, Happy Time and Cedar. Retiring in 1989, she relocated from Victoria to Cowichan, living at Cerry Point and ďŹ nally at Kiwanis Village on Trunk Road in Duncan. In her “retirementâ€? years, Sylvia kept busy with professional house-sitting and a great deal of volunteering. Perhaps her last “causeâ€? was advocating for the installation of proper bus shelters in Duncan. In 1995 she was thrilled to become Granny Sylvia to Edward (Lalo) Nixon-Pasten and had many happy visits to see him and his father in Toronto over the years. Sylvia was predeceased by: her beloved husband, Eckersall; her brothers Midshipman Peter Piddington (1939), Flight Lieutenant James (Jamie) Piddington (1943), and Tom Piddington (1981); sisters Anna Piddington (1915), Frances Joyce (1999), and Joan Cartwright (2009). Sylvia leaves her loving son Edward and grandson Lalo of Toronto, sisters Helen Campbell (nee Piddington) of Sidney Bay, and Phyllis Norris (nee Piddington) of Victoria, brother Michael Piddington of Langford; along with many loving nieces and nephews and best friends Joan and Chris Kolk of Cowichan. The family wishes to thank the nurses and staff of Cowichan District Hospital and Cairnsmore Place for their care of Sylvia in her ďŹ nal months. In lieu of owers, donations are encouraged to the Cowichan Seniors Community Foundation. A celebration of Sylvia’s life will occur on Saturday, December 10, 2 pm at Ambraden Pond, 971 Aros Road, Cobble Hill.

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NEMEDY, Elizabet Lidia February 4, 1932 – November 22, 2011 It is with great sorrow we announce the passing of Elizabet Nemedy of Glacier View Lodge, Courtenay, BC. Elizabet was predeceased by her husband Jozef Karoly Nemedy, and is survived by her children, Lydia (Larry Ritchie) of Brights Grove, ON and Laszlo (Cynthia) of Courtenay, BC. She is also survived by two grandchildren, Matthew Nemedy and Deanna Ritchie. In lieu of owers, donations can be made to your local SPCA or the Canadian Wildlife Federation.





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EDUCATION/TRADE SCHOOLS AIRLINES ARE HIRINGTrain for high paying Aviation Maintenance Career. FAA approved program. Financial aid if qualified- Housing available. CALL Aviation Institute of Maintenance (877)818-0783. Become a Psychiatric Nurse - train locally via distance education, local and/or regional clinical placements and some regional classroom delivery. Wages start at $30.79/hr to $40.42/hr. This 23 month program is recognized by the CRPNBC. Gov’t funding may be available. Toll-free 1-87-STENBERG DOG LOVERS! Enjoy a healthy, profitable career as a professional dog trainer. Government accredited program student loans and grants. Ben Kersen & the Wonderdogs. 1800-961-6616. EXCLUSIVE FINNING/Caterpillar Heavy Equipment Service Training. GPRC Fairview Campus. Grade 12 diploma required. $1000. entrance scholarship. Paid work practicum with Finning. Potential apprenticeship opportunity. 1888-999-7882; GET YOUR Foot in the garage door. General Mechanic training. Learn basic engine theory, power train, suspension, job safety. First step to Automotive/Heavy Duty Apprenticeship. GPRC Fairview College Campus. 1-888-999-7882;

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MEDICAL OFFICE Trainees needed! Hospitals & Dr.’s need medical ofďŹ ce & medical admin staff. No experience? Need training? Career training & job placement available. 1888-748-4126.

POST RN CertiďŹ cate in Perioperative Nursing. Online theory, hands-on skills lab, clinical practicum. January / September intakes. ORNAC Approved. GPRC Grande Prairie, Alberta; 1-888-5394772. SKILLED WORKERS Always in demand. Pre-employment Welder, Millwright/Machinist program. 16 weeks and write ďŹ rst year apprenticeship exam. Be ready for high paying, in demand trades jobs. Starts Jan. 3, 2012. GPRC Grande Prairie Campus. 1-888-9997882; SNOWMOBILES IN Winter, Watercraft in summer, ATV’s in Between! Become an Outdoor Power Equipment Technician. GPRC’s Fairview College Campus. Apprenticeship opportunity. On-campus residences. 1-888-999-7882;

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PHARMACY TECH Trainees needed! Retail Pharmacies and Hospitals need certiďŹ ed techs & assistants. No experience? Need training? Local training & job placement is available. 1-888-778-0461.



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

Advertising Representative TEMPORARY POSITION This is a fantastic opportunity to develop a rewarding career in advertising and marketing. We currently require temporary display advertising sales help. This is an excellent opportunity for a longer term position. The Cowichan News Leader Pictorial is a division of Black Press Ltd., Canada’s largest independent newspaper company with more than 180 community, daily and urban newspapers in B.C., Alberta, Washington State, Ohio and Hawaii. We offer a great working environment with a competitive base salary and commission plan coupled with a strong beneďŹ ts package. Please forward your resume with a cover letter by November 25, 2011 to:


THE ONE - The Only - The only one in Canada! Only authorized Harley-Davidson Technician Program at GPRC’s Fairview Campus. Fairview, Alberta. On-campus residences. 1-888-999-7882;

BUSY FAMILY PRACTICE REQUIRES EXPERIENCED CERTIFIED DENTAL ASSISTANT. Full time hours-Monday to Thursday. Position starts Jan. 2012. If you are an energetic team player who likes variety in your work day please send resume to Only suitable candidates will be contacted.

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CHEMAINUS MEDICAL Clinic is now accepting Full or Part Time applications for a Monday-Friday, LPN Position requiring current Medication Update. Please call Marilyn at 250-246-3215, Monday-Friday between 9am-noon.



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

READY TO Work and play in a four season recreational paradise? Parts and service advisor required immediately at Jacobson Ford - Revelstoke, BC. Successful candidate must possess excellent interpersonal skills, have Ford experience, be eager to advance within the company and want to work in a young and growing market. This is the best opportunity you’ll ever have to work in a great multi Presidents Award Winning dealership. Interested? - Email your resume right now! To: SECURITY GUARDS required immediately. Footprints Security is currently seeking licenced security guards for our Duncan operation. Permanent, Full-time and Part-time positions available. email: or fax at 250-756-9598



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WELDERS WANTED. Journeyman 2nd and 3rd year apprentices with tank manufacturing experience. Automated Tank Manufacturing Inc. Located in Kitscoty, Alberta. 20km West of Lloydminster is looking for 15 individuals that want long term employment and a secure paycheque. Journeyman wages $33. $37.50/hour. Wages for apprentices based on hours and qualiďŹ cations. BeneďŹ ts, training programs, full insurance package 100% paid by company, savings plan for retirement, proďŹ t sharing bonus. Join a winning team. Call for appointment or send resume to: Joe Bowser 780-846-2231 ofďŹ ce, or Jamie Flicek 780-846-2241 fax;

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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

HOME CARE: So you or a loved one can stay at home. 53 years young with 15 years experience, ďŹ rst aid, CPR and current criminal record check. Excellent references. $15/hr. Linda 250-597-7778



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


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

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PETS RESCUE DOG. Lovely male Dachshund/Jack Russell. Loyal & affectionate little guy; gets along with other dogs too. $250. Call 250-709-9977.


Become a Psychiatric Nurse in your own community There is an urgent need for more Registered Psychiatric Nurses (RPN), particularly outside the urban areas of the province. And with the workforce aging – the average age of a Registered Psychiatric Nurse in BC is 47 years – the number of retirees from the profession is exceeding the number of graduates. Entry-level earnings start at $30.79/hour to $40.42/hour. Train Locally – The only program of its kind in BC, students can learn within their local communities via distance education, local and/or regional clinical placements, and some regional classroom delivery. This 23 month program is accredited by the College of Registered Psychiatric Nurses of BC (CRPNBC). Government student loans, Employment & Labour Market Services (ELMS), band funding & other ďŹ nancing options available to qualiďŹ ed applicants.

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Wednesday, November 30, 2011 PETS AND LIVESTOCK PETS

Cowichan News Leader Pictorial 29 MERCHANDISE FOR SALE












Duncan: Studio & 1 bdrm suites avail. Close to Beverly Corners, 4 blk to University, on bus route. Updated; new flooring, new paint & some new fixtures. $550-$625. Heat/hot water incld’d. NS/NP, refs.

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

SEASONED FIREWOOD Vancouver Island’s largest firewood producer offers firewood legally obtained during forest restoration, large cords. Help restore your forest, 1-877-902-WOOD.

Adorable males, hypo-allergenic, non-shedding, under 15 lbs, parents can be viewed. 1st shots done. Avail. mid-December. $350. 250-748-0227

MERCHANDISE FOR SALE FREE ITEMS HUGE CHERRY TREE, FREE....Take down and haul away at your expense. Call 250-710-2908


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



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

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

Bakers rack, 50” tall x 30” wide. 2 glass shelves, with wine bottle rack and wine glass holders. Contemporary design, brown/grey hammered metal. Like new condition. $75, OBO. (250) 732-0242 BIG BUILDING Sale... “Clearance sale you don’t want to miss!” 20X26 $4995. 25X34 $6460. 30X44 $9640. 40X70 $17,945. 47X90 $22,600. One end included. Pioneer Steel 1800-668-5422. CAN’T GET Up your stairs? Acorn Stairlifts can help! No obligation consultation. Comprehensive warranty. Can be installed in less than 1 hour. Call now 1-866-981-6591. CAN’T GET Up Your Stairs? Acorn Stairlifts can help. Call Acorn Stairlifts now! Mention this ad & get 10% off your new Stairlift! Call 1-866-981-5990. DO-IT-YOURSELF Steel buildings priced to clear Make an offer! Ask About free delivery, most areas! Call for quick quote and free brochure - 1-800-668-5111 ext. 170.



$200/cord, split & delivered

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

Fir firewood, $170/cord. Cedar available. Call (250)749-4180

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


HERITAGE PAWN CHRISTMAS BARGAINS! 30% OFF all Jewelry! Three’s Company DVD Series Set, Wii Fit Family Fun Bundle, ExoPC Slate Tablet, PSP game systems, Rona X-Pert table saw. 430 Whistler. 250-746-9810. Scandinavian 42” ceiling fan with remote, Reg $l50. - $75. Two - TV Tables, folding, solid maple - $20.00 pair, Computer Desk - 64” X 30” blonde colour, with matching shelves $35.00 complete, Child’s Chalkboard/Painting easel $20. “Guitar Hero” kids guitar $l0. All items in very good condition. Call 250-748-7l58

2 BDRM apt located in Tansor Industrial Park, F/S, W/D, elec/gas heat, large sundeck, N/P. Dec 1. $800. (250)7011919 or 250-701-1914 CENTRAL LOCATION, Bachelor, 1, 2 & 3 bdrms, balcony, F/S, hot water, parking, pet considered, $525$950/mo. Call 250-748-7764.



CHEMAINUS 2-BDRM, 1.5 baths, townhouse style. 4 appliances, quiet location, near all ammenities. $685. Ref’s. Avail Dec. 15. (250)416-1457.

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

Call: 1-250-616-9053

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

RECREATIONAL PROPERTY FOR SALE CABIN FROM THE FOUNDATION UP ONLY: Cabin must be moved from its current location at Brooklyn, BC. Please call after 5:00 250-365-6371 or email for details. Open to offers

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

RENTALS APARTMENT/CONDO $500/MO STARTING- weekly available, many apartment types, furnished, w/common kitchen. All utils, internet included. FREE local calls, No Credit Checks. Call Motel, 250-748-0661, (Duncan). 1 BDRM Apartment in Duncan. Top (back) of the old building (Now Island Mediquip) next to 49th Grocery store. $650/m, three references, N/S, 250-748-0190 DUNCAN: 2524 Lewis St. 2 bdrm condo, second floor, corner unit, 5 appls, new laminate floors. N/S. Avail. Dec. 1st $900./lease. Call (250)4778046, (250)883-3204. CROFTON- 2 bdrm, in suite laundry, parking. Avail now! $780+ utils. 250-210-0756.

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

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 _____________________

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

Call (250) 710-7515 to view

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

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

DUNCAN: 55+ condo, 2 bdrm, 5 appl’s, gas F/P, storage, secure level entry, walk to shopping, small pet ok. $825. Call (250)746-5669. DUNCAN DOWNTOWN. New York style STUDIO w/ french doors open to the market square. 5 appls, gas F/P, hardwood floors. Incls. utilities. $850/mo, N/S. Avail Dec. 15 or Jan. 1. Call 250-510-4503. DUNCAN: SPACIOUS 2 bdrm condo, central, 4 appls. NS/NP. $795. 250-746-1019, 250-746-4509, after 6pm. DUNCAN- SUITS responsible, clean tenant(s), 1 bdrm + den condo. D/W, ensuite W/D, NS/NP. Available Now. References req’d. $700. Call (250)746-7389.

(250)710-7515 250-748-3412

WILD ROSE Adult oriented, near Cowichan Aquatic Centre, large 1 bdrm, top floor, faces south, lrg balcony. New carpets, appliances, paint. Rent inclds heat & hot water. $675. (250) 748-1304. YOUBOU- 2 bdrm, garden, lrg yrd, prkg, on bus route, pets ? laundry. $575. (250)210-0756

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

DUPLEXES/4PLEXES CLEAN AND bright duplex in Crofton. 3 bed 1.5 bathrooms 5 appliances with fireplace. $950/month. Please contact Rick for further information 250-246-1859 CROFTON- 2 BDRM. Fridge, stove & heat included. Car port, laundry. Available Now. $825/mo. 250-748-4253 or 250-715-5810. BRAND NEW 1/2 duplex. 3 bdrm, full yard, unfinished bsmnt - great for storage, hobbyist or playroom. 5 appl’s. $1550., long term tenants. 250-516-8881, 250-732-1756. DUNCAN- 3 bdrms, large kitchen, 5 appls, 1.5 bath, fenced & quiet yard, 2 car parking. $1200. Call (250)5973529 or 250-510-4372. DUNCAN, large newer 2 bdrm, upper floor, 3 appl’s, shared laundry. Avail 15th. $1100 incl’s hydro. Pet considered. Ref’s req. (250)737-1613 DUNCAN, NEW 2 bdrm upper duplex, natural gas F/P, 5 new appls, priv ent, french doors onto back porch, beautiful yard, storage & prkg, walking distance to town, N/S. $1100. (250)746-8182. DUNCAN: WALK to park & town. 55+ gated, N/S, 3 bdrm, 2.5 bath, den, garage, 2 lvls, 5 appl’s, gas F/P, open modern plan, like new. Ref’s, small pet considered. Avail. Dec. 1. $1250+ util’s. (250)746-7435. HONEYMOON BAY, 3 bdrm Caretaker Unit. 1000 sq ft + deck, recently reno’d, on bus route & across from park, w/s, + newer appls. Small rent reduction for light caretaker/gardening. Only responsible, N/S with ref’s need apply. $700 mo + utils. Call 1-250-749-0134. LAKE COWICHAN 3bdrm duplex, avail Dec 1, f/s, heat incl Laundry room, garage. $870. (250)715-5810 (250)748-4253 MUST BE SEEN! Ocean view 2 bdrm, large kitchen, living & dining room, walk to town. F&S, W&D hookup. $775/m. 250-246-4231, 250-715-5524
















HILARY’S HOUSECLEANING Wkly & bi-wkly, move-in/out. Environmentally friendly commerical products supplied. 778-422-2016 HOLIDAY CLEAN-UP? Get ready for visitors? Exp’d with ref. $20/hr. 250-597-1068 HOUSE CLEANING. Experienced, friendly & responsible. Call Kathy 250-743-8194 M.A’s. CLEANUP, house & yard work, dog walk, rubbish removal. Senior discount. (250)701-0765

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

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

A1 Hauling/Delivery * Gutters * Windows * Siding * Moss treatment * Pressure washing

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


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

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

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

COMPUTER SERVICES ABLE COMPUTER REPAIR In-home service. Seniors’ discount. Nico 250-746-6167 Rick’s Computer Help & Help Computer Services. Desktops and laptops. At home or inshop repairs. 250-748-5640

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


INTERIOR HOME maintenance, 30 years carpentry exp Pensioner rates. Small jobs welcome. Call (250)709-9965 MULTI TALENTED - Jack of all Trades! $25/hr. Work guaranteed! 250-510-0234


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

250-743-5119 250-361-7889


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

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

LANDSCAPING Quality Landscape Construction or follow our page on facebook @IslandPacificLandscaping

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


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

NEWLY RENOVATED Shawnigan Beach Estates 3 bdrm 2 bath, FS/DW, WD hookup. NS/NP. $1400/mo util incl. 250-743-2608

LADYSMITH- 2 bdrms above shop, private yard, driveway & entrance, all appls, hydro/water/heat incld. NS/NP. $1000. 250-739-9028 after 4:30pm.

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

LAKE COWICHAN: spacious 2 bdrm, 1 bath, covered porch, pets allowed, F/S, shared W/D. Dec 1. $800 heat/hydro incl. 250-716-6175

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

HOMES FOR RENT 2 BDRM bungalow, $1000/mo. Utilities’s not incl.. Available immediately (250)732-1965 2 BDRM, Chemainus older home, fenced yard, close to downtown. 4 appls, NS/NP. Avail Dec. 1. $750 mo + utils. Call 250-246-7939. 3 bdrm, 2 bath Carriage house, 1300 sq ft w/1 car garage, new home. Miller Rd, next to bus stop. $1200/m, hydro/utilities incl. (250)748-1864 or (250)710-1560 3 bdrm rancher near hospital, 2 full bath, 1100 sq ft, lrg fenced yard with newer deck, F/S, W/D, oil/wood heat, 2 bay shop, N/S, small pet ok, ref req, will be checked, $1400/m, avail. Jan 1. (250) 746-6544 3 Bdrm rancher on 7 acres, 2 full baths, 5 new appliances, 5 minutes to town, $1400/m, pets considered 250-710-2175 5 BEDROOM, 3 bathroom house for rent on acreage. Maple Bay Road, near Quamichan Lake. $1,500 per month plus utilities. Call 250-3919947 CHEMAINUS: 2 bdrm upper lvl duplex. Bright, open floor plan, 180 degree ocean view, built-in vacuum, 5 appl’s, large deck, fireplace $900. NS/NP. Call (250)416-0062. CHEMAINUS. ON golf course. 3 bdrm, 3 bath, 1760 sq.ft. rancher. .42 acre, 5 appl’s, heat pump, sauna, RV parking, large shed. Avail. Dec. 1. $1150./mo. no lease. N/S, deposit, ref’s. 1(250)656-4702. CHEMAINUS Rancher - 3 bdrm, 1 bath, country home, avail. now. Fenced yard, ample parking/carport/storage. Pet consid. $1100 + util., 250746-7896, 732-7700 after 4pm CHEMAINUS- Stunning ocean view. Older well-maintained 1200sq ft, with basement, on 1/3 acre. 2 bdrms, 1 bath, sunroom, 4 appls, wood/oil/electric heat, patio, work shop. Call 250-246-9799 for details. COBBLE HILL/Cow Bay, rural living, 3 bdrm+ den, 1.5 bath Rancher. F/S, D/W, W/D. Recently reno’d, fenced back yrd. N/S, 1 yr+ plus rental. Refs. Avail Jan 1. $1275+ utils. (250)743-1829. COWICHAN BAY large, modern house on pond and acreage in convenient location. $2,000 pm 250-208-4104 DUNCAN, 5 miles west, 1 bdrm suite 32’x28’ single bay shop attached. Great for home business. Electric/wood heat. 4 appliances, located on 2.5 acres, N/P. $1000/mo. Available Dec 1. 250701-1919 or 250-701-1914.

DUNCAN, 10 min from downtown. Quiet, 3-bdrm, 5 appl’s. $1000./mo + utils. Min 1 yr lease. Pets neg. Call Leah (250)710-2929. DUNCAN, 1 bdrm cottage with privacy, near town, plus attached studio space, gas f/p, 4 appl’s, pet considered. $775 + util. Avail Jan 1. (250)7466383 or (250)510-6383 DUNCANRent or rent to own, 3/4 bdrm mobile. F/S, W/D, big lot. Immediate occupancy. $600+pad rent. (250)510-9442,(250)748-2719. EXECUTIVE HOME 4000 sq.ft. Cowichan Valley Hwy, with great view, 4 bdrm, 3 1/2 bath, 2 fireplaces plus approx. 1 acre horse paddock. Available immediately, $2500 per month, utilities not included. For viewing, contact 250240-2891 or 250-248-0015. KUPER ISLAND- 4 bdrms, 2 bath, lrg deck, 1200sq ft, ocean view. N/S, pets ok. $850. Available Dec 15. Call (250)588-9253. MAPLE BAY: 3 bdrm waterfront house, $1000/mo + utils. NS/NP, shared WD, 6547 Genoa Bay Rd. Dec or Jan. 1st. 604-936-0277, 604-787-6470. MILL BAY- sunny low bank ocean front, 2 bdrms, 2 bath, spilt level, furnished, beautiful yard. Weekly or Monthly. Call 250-715-7307.

SALTAIRE, SUNNY 2 bdrm + office, F/S, W/D, woodstove, storage/workshop, pet ok, N/S, Jan. 1, $1050 + utils. Call 1250-658-1656.

OFFICE/RETAIL DOWNTOWN DUNCAN 2500 sq.ft. 6 separate offices, reception, conference area & kitchen, 2nd floor, AC,. $1175/mo. 250-715-6880. DUNCAN: RETAIL space for lease, highway exposure, A/C, ample parking. 250-7465657, 250-748-8671 Mill Bay: Approx. 720 sq ft of office/retail. Phone 250-7433881 or 250-748-7266 TWO 2ND Floor commercial suites available Nov. 1. Great downtown location,approx 500 sq.ft. each. Reasonable rent, ample parking. (250)701-7517.

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

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Long reach is made by Cowichan’s Brittany Smith during Foundations Äeld hockey tryouts at the Cowichan Sportsplex. A team will be picked from the island to join Interior, Northwest and Southeast teams in the high performance program’s festival in April.

Hawks rise to Ärst-place challenge Mill Bay rec hockey: Titans and Bucs in an unfamiliar place behind the leaders Don Bodger

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he Mill Bay Rec Hockey League standings have almost been turned upside down. It’s usually always the Titans and Buccaneers contesting ¿rst place, but things have changed. In fact, a recent battle for ¿rst place was played with neither team involved. Instead, it was the Bruins against the Hawks with top spot on the line. Longtime president Al Johnson conceded the emergence of other teams has been good for the league. “It is the most interesting time I’ve had in 14 years,’’ he said. The Hawks won the ¿rst-place

battle 5-4, as Trevor Beauregard scored the winner with a minute and a half left on assists from Blair Wallace and Jordan Dawes. The Bruins twice led by two goals, but couldn’t hang on. A.J. Dzhevelekyan scored three goals for the Bruins. Tyler Branzsen connected for a goal and an assist. The Titans were stuck in fourth place in the ¿ve-team league as of Nov. 15, but looked like they were starting to ¿nd a way to climb out of it with a 10-5 victory over the archrival Bucs. The Cowboys were bringing up the rear at the 12-game mark with a 3-8-1 record. Latest stats released by Johnson featured Tanner Wiersma of the Hawks on top of the scoring race

with 30 points. He’s also the leading goal-scorer in pursuit of the Kevin Ng memorial trophy with 16. Keegan Young of the Cowboys was second in league scoring with 24 points and second to Wiersma in goals with 13. Branzsen checked in third in scoring with 23 points, Dzhevelekyan had 20, Josh Verbruggen of the Titans 19, Garrett Burnside 18 and then a group at 16 included the Hawks’ Wallace, Trevor Gicas, Max McCloy and Tanner Carter — all of the Bucs — and Jackson Wilson from the Bruins. Veteran Rob Wakelin is the topscoring defenceman with 12 points. Nick Brown of the Bruins is the leading goaltender with a 3.66 goals against average and a .901 save percentage.

Fulton strikes for pair of hat tricks Assorted sports: Lightning sniper leads the way for U12 field lacrosse squad Don Bodger

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id-Island Lightning Under 12s split their last two ¿eld lacrosse games. The Lightning played Vic Field Tier 1 in Victoria and lost 14-4. Adam Fulton led the way for Mid-Island with three goals and Brayden Zunti had the other marker. The Lightning got back on track at the Cowichan Sportsplex against Oceanside, winning 14-6. Fulton scored another hat trick while Zunti, Parker Teufel and Colton Lidstone each had a pair. Singles came from Eammon Roberts, Max Kennedy, Colin Jeffrey and Trey Cleemoff. An Under 10 jamboree slated for Parksville was cancelled due to inclement weather. • The B.C. Lacrosse Association paid tribute last month to the many volunteers who commit their time to the sport.

Among those honoured at the annual general meeting with a 2011 President’s Award was Cowichan Valley Lacrosse Association’s Sheri Golia. • Students of Mill Bay’s Millshaw Meadows did well during the season and were honoured at the Vancouver Island Hunter Jumper Association’s year-end awards dinner and dance. Millshaw’s coach/owner Cathie Newman has about 35 students from Mill Bay, Cobble Hill, Shawnigan Lake, Cowichan Bay and Duncan who compete at horse shows all over the island. Jane Ross of Shawnigan Lake, riding Gelato, was the Modi¿ed Children’s Hunter division champion. Two other riders won championships. In the Pre-Adult Hunter division, Cassandra Farough of Glenora rode Sea To Sky to the title and Jennifer Clark of Mill Bay, riding West Abbey Liski, claimed top honours for the Pony Jumper division. The reserve championship of the

Short-Stirrup division went to Jaleh Nowshadi of Mill Bay, riding She’s All That. Rayce Shoemaker of Shawnigan Lake, riding Bogart, ¿nished in fourth place for the Pre-Green Hunter division. • The third and fourth weeks of the Cowichan Valley High School Bowling Program were dominated by Tamara Gregus and Jeremy Baslee. Gregus recorded the Week 3 high girls’ single of 192 while Jaimie Orchin notched the high series of 487. Baslee topped both the boys’ singles and series categories with 207 and 530, respectively. A&W Bowler of the Week honours went to Charissa Lee at 120 pins over average. Gregus tallied the girls’ high single of 237 and series of 507 for Week 4 plus A&W Bowler of the Week honours at 102 pins over average. Baslee’s 191 was the boys’ high single and his 513 stood up as the boys’ high series.

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Lakehill overwhelmed by Cowichan’s pursuit

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Going heavy on the oars, above, are the novice men’s 4x crew members consisting from left of cox Charlotte Yarnold, Wayne Chang, Greg Knights, Jacob Jones and Tyson Jane during the Head of Elk Lake. Right, masters mixed 2x rowers Ric Tull and Ruth Rutledge give their all in the Head of the Gorge.

Fall season busy for rowers Maple Bay: Club crews turn in promising results during a series of high-profile races Don Bodger

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t’s been a busy and productive fall season for the Maple Bay Rowing Club. The numbers are looking good for the juniors, according to head coach Cheryl Thibodeau, hovering around 50 with a few more slated to come on board for the even busier spring season. “So far our season has consisted of getting all the new rowers up to speed and getting all the experienced rowers back into shape after a summer off,’’ Thibodeau indicated. Juniors and masters have attended the fall events. The Head of the Gorge in Victoria provided rowers with a challenging ¿ve-kilometre course. The junior girls’ crew of Christy Scholten, Sophie Cutt, Anna

Brigham and Lindsay Wise placed second of seven and the junior boys’ 4x ¿nished ¿fth of nine. Ric Tull and Ruth Rutledge came second of eight in mixed masters 2x, Richard Young was third of nine in the tough open men’s single and Dave Symonds rowed to sixth in masters men’s single. The Head of the Elk event was an eight km course around the perimeter of Elk and Beaver Lakes. Maple Bay entered three junior boys’ 4x crews, placing fourth, eighth and ninth out of 10. The novice boys’ 4x of Wayne Chang, Greg Knights, Jacob Jones, Tyson Jane and cox Charlotte Yarnold came ¿rst, with second going to Tiarnan Murray, Noah Knights, Jeff Carter, Miles Cutt and cox Hanna Hutchins. Junior girls’ 4x crews placed fourth and ¿fth.

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The novice girls’ 4x group of Louise Brigham, Sophie Miller, Janine Kondas, Avery Creed and cox Yarnold did extremely well to win the open novice category. The girls are spread through Grades 8 to 12 and received a big jolt of con¿dence by beating a university crew in their ¿rst race. Three masters rowers went to Seattle for the University of Washington’s Head of the Lake regatta. Tull and Rutledge won the gold medal in masters mixed 2x and Symonds did the same in the master men’s single. Maple Bay also had a dual meet with the Nanaimo Rowing Club. “We are two very evenly-matched clubs so it was good to see some nice tight races and it gave the kids a little more race experience heading into the spring season,’’ Thibodeau noted.

Keony Magnan The Mid-Island Lightning field lacrosse organization is so well-respected it draws players like Keony Magnan from slightly outside the valley. Magnan, 16, is a student at Cedar Secondary School and a key member of the Under 16 Lightning’s defence. “He’s a beast back there,’’ said U16 coach Josh Van Wieren. Magnan started playing field lacrosse in Nanaimo, but switched over to the Cowichan-based association for the last five years. “Just the people,’’ he said makes it a better option for him. His teammates also appreciate the attributes he possesses. “What he brings to the team is leadership,’’’ said Van Wieren. “He’s the quiet leader, leads by example. He’s definitely on par to where he should be. He gives 110 per cent every time.’’ Don Bodger



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nce Vic West is out of the way, Cowichan LMG Pringle returns to showcasing the very best of its team play. The Vancouver Island Soccer League Div. 1 leaders have only lost two of 11 games — both against Vic West. It was back to normal business for Cowichan Friday night. After a 2-0 loss at Vic West Nov. 12 and a week off, Cowichan throttled Lakehill 4-0 at Braefoot Park. “We weren’t off the track for too long,’’ said Cowichan coach Glen Martin. The ¿rst time Cowichan lost to Vic West it went on an eight-game winning streak after that. The table is now set for history to repeat itself. “We’d take that right now,’’ conceded Martin of a similar scenario. Cowichan inserted more horses into an already-potent lineup, turning Kevin Brown, Chris Arnett and Brad Archibald loose. Lakehill couldn’t generate anything against Cowichan throughout the game. “The boys really did execute the game plan,’’ said Martin. “We pressed them high and gave them no time and no space. They had trouble getting out of their own end, really.’’ Tyler Hughes scored on a scramble for the lone goal of the ¿rst half. But Cow-

ichan was in complete control. Ryan Andre came into the game as a sub at halftime and promptly notched the second goal, turning and ¿ring a Don Bodger/¿le shot to the Formulating a game plan to corner. shut down Gordon Head is the Dan Citra next order of business for Cow- scored the ichan coach Glen Martin. third goal and Jesse Winter rounded it out off a corner kick. “All the goals were just hard-work goals — right in the box,’’ said Martin. The only tough save goalkeeper Joel Wilson had to make was off his own player, Winter, during a Àick back to him. Martin emptied the bench in the second half, putting in Tanner Dobson, Kevin Jones, George Thomas and Mike Minckler. Cowichan faces a big test at Gordon Head Friday. Gordon Head is right behind Cowichan with an 8-2 record and possesses two big guns in Patrick Nelson (15) and Cooper Barry (seven), who’ve tallied 22 of the team’s 28 goals.

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Adams, Courtnall among the picks for top 50 BCHL players of all time

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Two players of valley significance are among the selections to the B.C. Hockey League’s all-time top 50, as picked by the fans. As part of the BCHL’s 50th anniversary celebrations, Greg Adams and Geoff Courtnall were both among the honorees.

Adams, whose plaque (pictured) adorns the North Cowichan-Duncan Sports Wall of Fame at the Cowichan Aquatic Centre, spent one season in the B.C. Junior Hockey League (the name at the time) with the Nanaimo Clippers in 1977-78. He was one of the top-10 selections from the 1970s.

Courtnall played one season for the Cowichan Valley Capitals in 1980-81 and made the top 10 from the 1980s. Of course, both Adams and Courtnall went on to play in the National Hockey League. To view the complete list of the players on the BCHL’s top 50, go to

EfÄcient defence shuts down Victoria’s attack Back on top: Caps sweep BCHL 50th celebration games Don Bodger

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owichan Valley Capitals catapulted back to the top of the B.C. Hockey League’s Coastal Conference standings with three wins in the span of four days. After a winless three-game set the previous week with two points for overtime losses, the Caps followed up their 6-1 win over the Nanaimo Clippers Wednesday night by defeating the Grizzlies Friday in Victoria and Saturday at Cowichan Arena on the BCHL’s 50th anniversary celebration weekend. The Caps kept Victoria’s high-powered offense in check, winning 6-2 on the road and shutting out the Grizzlies 1-0 in a playoff-style atmosphere before a large hometown crowd the next night. The three goals given up in three games garnered Caps’ goaltender Derek Dun player of the week honours. “I was expecting a run and gun game, a high-scoring game,’’ said Dun Saturday. “We shut it down and stuck to a program and made simple plays.’’ The Caps let a 3-0 lead slip away in the previous meeting at Cowichan Arena and lost 6-5 in overtime. They obviously learned a thing or two from that experience and weren’t about to let it happen again. Caps’ associate coach Jim Ingram said the team didn’t do anything special to prevent Victoria’s Wade Murphy, Wes Myron and Jarryd Ten Vaanholt from working their offensive magic. “We just really tried to be aware of when that top group was on the ice,’’ said Ingram. Dictating their own Àow to the game made the difference for the Caps. “We didn’t give them a lot of opportunities,’’ said Ingram. “At the same time, we tried to be as neutral as we could.’’

In Victoria, the Caps jumped into a 5-0 lead and gave up two late secondperiod goals, but didn’t allow the Grizzlies to get any closer. Mikael Jung and Brandon Mistal each scored twice for the Caps. Back at Cowichan Arena, the Caps got the only goal they needed in the ¿rst period from Matt Brown. Dun recorded the shutout with 19 saves while the Caps peppered temperamental Victoria goalie Jamie Tucker, who drew the wrath of the fans many times for his antics, with 41. Dun gave full credit to the defense in front of him for a relatively easy night. “They kept all the shots to the outside,’’ he said. David London, Karver Everson and Vinny Muto were all solid in their defensive roles. “And don’t forget, these are all rookies back there,’’ said Ingram. “It’s going well. There’s still a lot of hockey to be played.’’ The veteran component of the defense with Brayden Sherbinin, Darrin Robak, Kyle Becker and Troy Paterson did the work expected of them to complete the job of tying up Victoria. Dun gets a ¿rst-hand look at all of it from the crease and likes what he sees in this team. “That’s the difference between last year and this year,’’ he said. “If we had two points out of six, we were happy with that. “Everyone’s playing like a vet. It’s an awesome feeling.’’ Jung has really come into his own and accepted his role in the plan. “It’s unreal, they welcomed me with open arms,’’ he said. “Everybody’s got their role. The whole group, all our lines, are contributing. That’s why we’re doing so well.’’ As much as people love to hate Tucker, Jung said he’s the only reason

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One-legged sidestepping manoeuvre is a tricky balancing act for the Caps’ Brandon Mistal, above, but he manages to get past Victoria’s Taylor Pernerowski. Below, Caps’ Travis Stephens and Nanaimo’s Colton Dahlen battle for the puck along the boards. the score stayed 1-0. “Tucker, as much as he likes to get in everyone’s heads, we had 41 shots so you’ve got to give a little credit to him.’’ Fans de¿nitely took advantage of the $5 ticket night and it was nice for the Caps to experience the energy in the building. “We appreciate that,’’ said Ingram. “You could feel that as soon as we went out there.’’ Nearing the midway mark of the season already, the Caps have proven they are indeed legitimate contenders. “It comes down to who wants it more,’’ said Jung. “It’s our goal to continue to get better and be on top of the league.’’ The Caps have home games Friday against Nanaimo and Sunday against Powell River.

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he Ingram Pharmacy Bantam Tier 2 Capitals team was a cordial host in the Cowichan Valley Valley Bantam Tier 2-3 Remembrance Day hockey tournament at Cowichan Arena. The Caps played well but dropped


all four of their tournament games at Fuller Lake Arena. They lost 6-1 to North Vancouver, 4-2 to Comox, 5-2 to Juan de Fuca and 4-2 to Kerry Park. Players of the game for Cowichan as chosen by the opposing teams were: Madi Allen, Jacob Smith, Max Hajdu and James Cummings. Two exciting semi¿nal games were played. Sooke beat Juan de Fuca in the sudden-death portion of a shootout and

Comox upset Victoria Racquet Club, the ¿rst-place team in Pool B, 5-4. Sooke forced the shootout with a goal late in the regulation game. The winning goal by Comox was scored on a penalty shot. In the ¿nal, Sooke saved something in the tank and Comox didn’t. Sooke won 7-0. Cowichan went into two league games last weekend, starting with a

4-4 tie against Comox at Fuller Lake. It was 1-1 after the ¿rst, with Mathieu Jung tipping in a Sean Buckland slapshot. Cowichan fell behind by three goals but regrouped after the ice clean and nipped away at the lead in the third period. Darian Harris scored the second goal, assisted by Brody Kershaw and Jesse John. Allen tipped in another Buckland slapshot to narrow the margin to one.

The Caps pressed hard and, with goalie Hajdu on the bench for an extra attacker, Jung sent a pass back to Buckland who found nothing but net with seven seconds left to tie it. Hajdu played well in goal throughout the game. An exhibition game against Nanaimo 3 Sunday ended in a 6-1 loss. Jung scored the lone Cowichan goal, assisted by af¿liate player Kier Barnes.


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ll’s well that ends well would have been the perfect scenario to the fall season for the Cowichan Rugby Club’s Island Senior Women’s League team. Unfortunately, it didn’t work out that way, as Cowichan lost its ¿nal league game 33-5 to Velox Saturday at the Herd Road Grounds. Marika Posehn scored the lone try for Cowichan early in the game and held the lead for the ¿rst 15 minutes. The team was one player short for the ¿rst 30 minutes while awaiting the arrival of Caity Genereaux. Cowichan went back to being a player short again 15 minutes into the second half when Cassy Stevens left with a minor injury. “Velox was the hardest team to play against and every player stepped up huge to make tackles — especially Cassy Stevens,’’ noted Cowichan’s Sherry Spence.

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Selection for Texas trip shows Price is on the right track

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Cowichan Bulldogs’ Drayson Price is being rewarded for an outstanding season in the Vancouver Mainland Football League’s Bantam division. A tailback for the Bulldogs who ran his tail off throughout the season, Price has been selected

to play safety for Canada’s Under 15 team. As a result, he’ll be heading to Texas on Jan. 3 to play against a United States all-star team in a game at the Alamodome in San Antonio. “We are very proud of him,’’

noted Cowichan Football Association president Jeff McDonald. Price will have to do some fundraising to help pay for the very expensive trip, but it’s the chance of a lifetime. Price had a great season running the ball with the Bulldogs.

Jane saves the day by stopping a barrage of shots Net presence: Goalie helps Islanders turn it around with five points in three games Don Bodger

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very hockey team needs great goaltending to be successful at some point. The Kerry Park Islanders’ combination of Jackson Jane and Matt Chester has provided the Vancouver Island Junior Hockey League squad with steady goaltending in an inconsistent season. Now that an unfortunate nine-game losing streak is out of the way, the Islanders are clearly on the rebound with Jane making the difference. The Islanders followed last week’s 8-3 win over the Generals with a 2-1 shootout loss for a single point Thursday at Victoria against the Cougars, the runaway leaders of the South division, and then beat the Campbell River Storm 6-4 Saturday night at Kerry Park Arena. Jane was sensational in both games, facing 33 shots against Victoria and 54 from Campbell River.

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Going to the wall, Kerry Park’s Eric Mansueti, left, battles the Storm’s Brendan Enns. Above, Jackson Jane stares down Jesse Spooner on a breakaway and eventually makes the stop.

“It’s been fun,’’ said Jane of the turnaround. “We’re winning so it’s good.’’ Receiving instruction from goalie coach Trevor Hynes, a former Islander, has been a big boost for Jane. They’ve done some video work and paid attention to important details.

“I ¿nd it’s been helping quite a bit,’’ said Jane. “A couple of little things he told me made a big difference. He switched my glove position a little bit.’’ The Victoria-Kerry Park game was scoreless through two periods. Brody Coulter ¿nally beat Jane

almost six minutes into the third period, but the Islanders’ Jake Newman netted the equalizer with only 4:25 remaining. The game went to a shootout for a decision and Jane only gave up one goal on three shots. But Victoria’s Evan Roch stopped all three Kerry Park shooters. The Islanders jumped into a 3-0 lead on the Storm on goals by Eric Mansueti, Dayne Ellison and Conner Morgan, but Campbell River stormed back to tie it at the end of the second. The Storm directed 24 shots at Jane in the second period. “All the shots were from the outside,’’ said Jane. “Campbell River’s a shoot-

ing team.’’ Goals by Trevor Yee, Morgan and Alex Milligan in the third period restored a three-goal Kerry Park lead and a late power-play marker was all the Storm could muster in reply. Jane is the main man in goal for now as long as the results keep coming and said he has a great rapport with Chester. “Honestly, I want to play as much as I can,’’ Jane said. “We try to stay positive for each other.’’ A moment’s silence was held before Saturday’s game for Tyler Noble of Shawnigan Lake, a friend of several Islander players, who died following a scufÀe in Victoria.

Williams strives to survive a clash of the titans in Victoria Kicking it up a notch: Duncan fighter ready to go and he’s grateful for the support from family, trainers and sponsors Don Bodger

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ohnny (Two Feathers) Williams is charged up for the ¿ghts of his life Saturday in Victoria. Williams is part of an eightman tournament at Eagle Ridge, with a $5,000 prize up for grabs for the winner. It’s an incredible ¿eld in the welterweight class with two other B.C. champs besides Williams, a Canadian champion and a World champion vying for supremacy.

“This by far will be the toughest ¿ghts he’ll be in,’’ said Wally Petrovic, who still works with Williams despite the closure of the Final Round gym. “There’s a clash of the titans,’’ conceded Williams of the challenge he faces. Winners of each bout move on to another until the ¿nal champ is crowned. That means three ¿ghts to get the job done. This format will be a ¿rst for Williams. “I always wanted to try it,’’ he said. “I never really got into it.’’

choke early in the third round for the win. Williams has been ¿lling the Final Round void with trips to South Island Jiu Jitsu in Mill Bay and also going to the pool for strength training. Meanwhile, Petrovic is lining up a card for Feb. 18 at the Cowichan Exhibition’s Mellor Hall. Williams will be a part of that and all proceeds are going to a trust fund for Curt Knippelberg, who needs an expensive surgery to remove a cyst in his brain stem in order to ¿nd relief from odd symptoms of exertion.

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Williams tuned up during a mixed martial arts event at Bear Mountain Arena against Guy Gauthier. In the ¿rst round, “we were kind of slugging it out a little bit,’’ said Williams. He got cut under the eye by Gauthier’s glove and had to work through it. “It was OK, it didn’t puff up too much,’’ said Williams. “The second round, I took him down. I almost had a choke in the second round. I was at a weird angle so I couldn’t sink it in.’’ But he did manage to sink in the

Fill in the name of business that the turkey appears in on our in paper entry form (in each gift guide) & drop it off at our office (beside Buckerfields). Entries can also be emailed to: Make sure you include your 'answer store' & type 'Turkey' in the subject line. Draws will be made each week (so enter every week) at 10 AM Tuesdays until December 20th. A final draw will be made on Friday December 23rd at 10 AM.

The fine print: all entries must include your full name, address, email address and day time phone number. One entry per person, per household, per week. Only 1 free turkey per household over 2011 contest period. Contest draw dates: Nov 29 10 AM; Dec 6 10 AM; Dec 13 10 AM; Dec 20 10 AM; Dec 23 10 AM. All entries based on hidden turkey location in previous Wednesday Gift Guide. Turkey is awarded with a Gift Card. Prizes must be accepted as provided, no cash value or substitutions. No purchase necessary but your support of local businesses is always appreciated.

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You’ll feel like family!

C Large O Cauliflower U N 2/$500 T R Ham Y Nuggets V $797 A L French U Bread E MEXICAN GROWN



900 g


White or Whole Wheat

Watch for our

FLYER EVERY FRIDAY in the Cowichan News Leader Pictorial



454 g Limit 6 Total

Lake Cowichan Country Grocer will be closing at 6:00pm on Saturday, December 3rd so that staff members can enjoy their annual Christmas party.


Extra Large Cantaloupes

$ 00

2/ 3


Macaroni & Cheese

$ 97


12-200 g Case Limit 1


Almond Breeze

$ 00

2/ 3

946 ml Limit 6 Total



$ 00

2/ 3

l L Squeeze Limit 2


Mayonnaise Original or Miracle Whip

$ 97


475 ml Limit 3 Total

Proud to be Cowichan Valley’s leading grocery store since 1986. Photos are for illustrative purposes only. Deposits and/or environmental fees extra where applicable. We reserve the right to limit quantities.

Specials in effect Wednesday Nov. 30th - Saturday Dec. 3rd, 2011

Valley View Centre 1400 Cowichan Bay Rd, Cobble Hill • 83 Cowichan Rd, Lake Cowichan Open Daily 8am - 9pm

Offers valid at Lake Cowichan and Cobble Hill Country Grocer locations only.

On now at your BC Buick Dealers. 1-800-GM-DRIVE. Buick is a brand of General Motors of Canada. */x/¼/‥ Offers apply to the purchase of a 2011 Buick Regal CXL (R7B) equipped as described. Freight included ($1,450). License, insurance, registration, ation, PPSA, administration fees and taxes not included. Dealers are free to set individual prices. Offer available to retail customers in Canada between November 2, 2011 and January 16, 2012. Limited time offers which may not be combined te this offer in whole or in part at any time without notice. Conditions and limitations apply. See Buick dealer for details. x$3,000 manufacturer to dealer delivery credit available on 2011 Buick Regal (tax exclusive) for retail customers only. with other offers, and are subject to change without notice. Offers apply to qualified retail customers in the BC Buick GMC Dealer Marketing Association area only. Dealer order or trade may be required. GMCL, Ally Credit or TD Financing Services may modify, extend or terminate nanciaLinx Corporation. Monthly payments may vary depending on down payment/trade. Other lease options available. Applies oonly to qualified retail customers in Canada. Freight & PDI ($1,450), registration, $350 acquisition fee included. Other cash credits available on most models. See your GM dealer for details. ‥Based on a 48 month lease. Rate of 1.9% advertised on new or demonstrator 2011 Buick Regal equipped as described. Annual kilometer limit of 20,000km, $0.20 per excess kilometer OAC by FinanciaLinx License, insurance, registration, PPSA, administration fees, excess wear and km charges, and applicable taxes not included. Dealers are free to set individual prices. Offers valid to January 16, 2012. Dealer order or trade may be required. Offer may not be combined with certain other consumer incentives. GMCL may modify, extend or terminate offers in whole or in part at any time without notice. Conditions Condition and limitations apply. See participating dealer for details. ¼No purchase necessary. Contest open to Canadian residents with a valid driver’s license who have reached the age of majority in their province of residence. Contest runs from November 1, 2011 to January 16, 2012. Credit Awards include applicable taxes and can only be applied to the purchase or lease of a new 2011 or 2012 012 MY GM vehicle delivered from dealer stock, excluding Chevrolet Volt on or before January 16, 2012. 20 Vehicle Awards consist cons of either a 2012 GMC Terrain SLE2 FWD + 18� Machined Aluminum Wheels, Chrome Appearance Package t claim an award. Some examples of odds are: to receive a $1,000 base award, 1 in 1; to receive a and Rear Cargo Security Cover or a 2012 Chevrolet Equinox 2LT FWD + 18� Machined Aluminum Wheels. Factory order may be required for Vehicle Awards. Approximate retail value of each Vehicle Award is Equinox / Terrain $30,248 MSRP / $29,818 MSRP CDN, including freight. Not all awards have the same odds of winning. Correct answer to skill testing question required to total award of $1,200, 1 in 30; to receive a total award of $10,000, 1 in 10,000; to receive a Vehicle Award, 1 in 20,000 (total awards and vehicle awards include the $1,000 base award). See your GM dealer, visit or call 1-800-GM-DRIVE for full contest rules. WFuel el consumption ratings based on Natural Resources Canada’s 2011 Fuel Consumption Guide. Your actual fuel consumption may vary. ~OnStar services require vehicle electrical system (including battery) wireless service and GPS satellite s, Privacy Policy and details and system limitations. Additional information can be found in the OnStar Owner’s Guide. ,The Best Buy seal is a registered trademark of Consumers Digest Communications, LLC, used under licence. signals to be available and operating for features to function properly. OnStar acts as a link to existing emergency service providers. Subscription Service Agreement required. Call 1-888-4ONSTAR (1-888-466-7827) or visit for OnStar’s Terms and Conditions,

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6300 Trans Canada Highway, Duncan






Sales & Service 250-746-7131



28,498 1

Parts 250-746-4466




2.4L ECOTEC 4 cyl. Engine with Direct Injection


18� Aluminum Wheels


6-Speed Automatic Transmission with Driver Shift Control


Heated Leather Seating


StabiliTrakÂŽ Electronic Stability Control System


Dual-Zone Climate Control






Includes Freight & PDI, Plus: $3,000 Cash Credit X & $1,000 Connect & Win Base AwardÂĽ

Born in Germany. Bred on the Autobahn. Taken to the next level in North America. BEST NEW


A true world-class sport sedan well equipped with:

43 MPG

HWY: 6.5 L/100 km - 43 mpg W CITY: 10.8 L/100 km - 26 mpg


Peter Baljet Chevrolet Buick GMC at 250-746-7131, or visit us at 6300 Trans Canada Highway, Duncan. [License #8347] for more details

Body Shop 250-748-4370 DL# 8347

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