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A Shawnigan Lake firefighter examines the charred remains of a mobile home that sustained significant damage in a fire on Monday morning. No one was injured. [KEVIN ROTHBAUER/CITIZEN]

Flames destroy Shawnigan mobile home KEVIN ROTHBAUER CITIZEN

Firefighters were able to prevent a blaze in the Shawnigan Lake Mobile Home Park on Monday morning from spreading, but the unit where it started sustained significant damage. “They’re packed in pretty tight

down there,” Shawnigan fire chief Keith Shields noted. “Our guys did a good job knocking it down quick.” The fire started just before 11 a.m. in the park at the south end of Wallbank Road, less than a kilometre from the Shawnigan Lake Volunteer Fire Department sta-

tion. The flames were contained to the front half of the mobile home, where they destroyed much of the inside. “There was structural damage and most of the contents were a loss,” Shields said. The back half of the home sustained heat and smoke damage.

Randy Anderson lives in the mobile home across the road and said he saw smoke billowing from the home and one wall engulfed in flames. “It’s too bad,” Anderson said. “My neighbour had some valuable antique furniture inside.” No one was injured in the fire.

The occupant had left home around 8:30 a.m., although he returned once he learned of the situation. Thirteen volunteer firefighters were on scene for two hours. The cause remains under investigation. Shields said it did not appear suspicious.


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Outcry gets new webcam for Hill 60 LEXI BAINAS CITIZEN

The Hill 60 highway webcam — a winter lifeline for Highway 18 drivers — is coming back. Area F director Ian Morrison announced the news over the Easter weekend. “We’re getting a brand new Drive BC webcam up there in the next few months,” he said Sunday, just before heading out to Honeymoon Bay’s Easter egg hunt. The whole saga began just before Christmas when Highway 18 motorists and the Cowichan Valley Citizen discovered that the webcam had been quietly removed and was being relocated to Mesachie Lake. Drivers fired off a fusillade of furious comments on Facebook and in letters to editors, Mainroad Contracting and the Ministry of Transportation and Infrastructure and got on the phone to Morrison. His far-flung area includes the site of both the Hill 60 and the Mesachie Lake webcams and he

got an earful, he said Sunday. “Essentially the long and the short of it is, when the original webcam equipment went out and your story and the letters to the editors came out I contacted my contacts at MoTI and began discussions with them. “I set about explaining to them the importance of that site and that quite often if there’s going to be a weather change you’ll first notice it there because it can be raining in Duncan and snowing on Hill 60. It’s a safety issue for drivers,” he said. “Well they gave me the explanation that it wasn’t their webcam equipment, it was Mainroad’s, and that the company could do what it wanted. But I pressed and said people were upset.” Asked about the idea that the Ministry was somehow improving service to people at Cowichan Lake by moving the webcam to Mesachie Lake, Morrison said he had discovered a possible reason. See CAMERA, Page 8



It’s follow the Easter Rabbit for these Crofton kids Saturday afternoon as they gleefully hit the grass at the local ballfields for their community’s annual Easter egg hunt. A threatened downpour held off just long enough for the event, which also included free hot dogs, games, music and lots of family fun, all organized by community members, a local church and businesses. Visit for more Easter photos. [LEXI BAINAS/CITIZEN]

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Teachers begin job action LEXI BAINAS CITIZEN

After running to find her share, three-year-old Paige Parker sits down in a grassy spot to enjoy one of the chocolate Easter eggs distributed on the Brentwood College field Saturday morning, April 19 as the Mill Bay Centre again joined with the South Cowichan Rotary for this perennially popular community event. [LEXI BAINAS/CITIZEN]

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Joining fellow union members from across B.C., Cowichan Valley teachers were expected to start job action today. Following a plan laid out by their provincial union, the BC Teachers Federation, they are cutting back outside supervision and communications with administrators but will continue to prepare report cards and other in-school duties. Teachers think it’s time to act, according to Chris Rolls, president of the Lake Cowichan Teachers Association and vice-president of the Cowichan Valley Teachers Federation. The province’s Education Minister, Peter Fassbender, has recently accused the BCTF of not making any effort to bargain. “It’s a little disappointing but not at all surprising,” Fassbender said in a press release about the job action. “Over the past few weeks, it appears the BCTF has been more focused on implementing its strike plan than bargaining at the table. “There has been virtually no movement from the BCTF on their wage and contract positions. The union hasn’t moved off its opening position of approximately 13.5 per cent increase over three years, nor has it withdrawn any of its many other monetary proposals.” The employer’s association will respond to the job action, Fassbender said, to put pressure on the union to resolve the situation. Accusations of lack of bargaining effort cuts two ways, Rolls said. “We’re disappointed, too. We’re disappointed in the fact that they’re not offering anything, that they don’t appear to be bargaining in good faith. There’s a whole lot of stuff that isn’t being funded within schools,” she said. Teachers must fight an uphill battle against some members of the public who say teachers just want raises, she said. “The real bottom line is what other professions end up spending their own money doing their job? Teachers spend hundreds of dollars every year.” Rolls knows that from personal experience. “When I moved out of my class-

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room at Palsson [Elementary School] a couple of years ago, even some of the furniture was mine.” Parent advisory councils buy equipment and supplies for schools and some things are supplied by the district “but the majority of things that are in a teacher’s classroom today are things that are bought and paid for out of teachers’ own pockets. I don’t think that’s known by a lot of people,” Rolls said. And that doesn’t touch the food and sometimes clothing that teachers cover for low-income children, she added. On the other side of the discussion, the teachers of the province have just come off winning some court battles only to find they’re expected to immediately give up what they’ve just won back. “How many times does the court have to rule that these are things that should be in the collective agreement, and yet here’s the government turning around and trying to do it again?” Rolls asked. She said teachers were also concerned about the idea of a 10-year contract. “They can’t even say they’ll be government for 10 years. How can we predict what things will be like 10 years from now? Who out there in the public would agree to a 10year contract?” Teachers want labour peace, she said.



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“Look at how much provincial money has gone on fighting court cases. That’s money that could have gone directly to kids. That is never mentioned at all. How have we gotten to this point in B.C.? “Teachers are on the front line. You really can’t separate the fact that our working conditions are what kids learn under. The only way we can fight for kids is to fight for what we can through bargaining.” On Wednesday, the Cowichan Valley’s teachers will start their action with no immediate school closures or disruptions to students, according to the BCTF’s agenda. “This is in some respects similar to what we did a couple of years ago and in some ways different,” Rolls said. “As to supervision, we have meetings this week to determine what will be done to cover that. But we will be doing report cards, we will be meeting with parents. It’s only administration that’s going to feel it,” she said. Teachers are feeling pressure. “If I was a parent, I’d make sure I was certain there was somebody to supervise my kids when I go and drop them off in the morning. Teachers will not walk away if someone needs anything but at the same time it’s not going to be supervision as usual,” she said. No one knows yet when B.C. teachers might move to Stage Two of their job action. “There is no timeline. Basically we are taking our lead from our BCTF executive, who are actually at the bargaining table. There are bargaining days set for next week. We’ll see what the government wants to do. Job action is a bargaining tool. “I know teachers call this time of year ‘Aprilmayjune’ because it goes by so quickly and there’s so much to do, so much of celebration of what the kids have learned. It’s the completion of our school year; we don’t want to spend it without the kids either but it will be more than a year ago in June that bargaining started,” Rolls said. “We aren’t thrilled with this but we’re getting beat up in the media.”


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Chief Earl Jack of the Penelakut Tribe, centre, watches as North Cowichan council discusses the Echo Heights bylaw. Jack was one of several residents who addressed council prior to the discussion, along with Chemainus Residents Association Vice Chair Bernie Jones (third from left) and law student Kyle McNeil (right). [KEVIN ROTHBAUER/CITIZEN]

Echo Heights plan takes step forward KEVIN ROTHBAUER CITIZEN

After lengthy discussion and pleas from residents, North Cowichan council gave the first two readings last Wednesday to a bylaw that will allow residential development in 20 per cent of Echo Heights while preserving the remaining 80 per cent as a park. Under the bylaw, the 20 per cent would have room for between 51 and 88 units, ranging from detached homes — some with secondary suites or detached carriage houses — to duplexes, triplexes and fourplexes and a 12-unit townhouse. The next steps for North Cowichan are to hold an information meeting or open house to present the proposal to residents. “The public can come in and look at the plan and ask questions of staff and get their heads around the concept,” Mayor Jon Lefebure said. The bylaw will also go to a public hearing, which is required before the bylaw can go to third reading. The details can

still be changed in that time. “It’s not etched in stone until the fourth and final reading,” Lefebure said. Before the bylaw was read at last Wednesday’s council meeting, several residents, representing a range of groups, took the opportunity to address council on the Echo Heights issue. Earl Jack, chief of the Penelakut Tribe, whose traditional territory includes Echo Heights, asked council to preserve the entire tract as a park. “Let us have the land in place as it is,” he said. “You’ll never find another place like it.” Jack pointed out that there are houses for sale throughout the Cowichan Valley, and wondered if there was a market for more residential space. “Who are we going to target for these new houses?” he asked. Kyle McNeil, an articled student at the Environmental Law Centre at the University of Victoria, spoke about the common law doctrine of “dedication and acceptance” under which it could

be argued that Echo Heights is a park because it has been used as such for an extended period of time. “Should council proceed, and that right is proven in court, it could give rise to liability,” McNeil said. “The safest, surest, most conservative course of action would be to preserve the forest as it is.” Chemainus Residents Association Vice Chair Bernie Jones presented an image of a scale, with the money North Cowichan could raise by selling off part of Echo Heights to developers on one side, and the values of the area — such as ecology, health, tourism and education — on the other. The value side is losing out, he explained. “It’s not being allowed to outweigh the money,” he said. During council’s discussion of the bylaw, Coun. Barb Lines suggested rewriting it so 80 per cent would be protected, and dealing with the remaining 20 per cent later on, but her motion was defeated.

Evening parent teacher interviews back LEXI BAINAS CITIZEN

Parents who objected this year to strictly daytime parent teacher interviews have made an impact on the Cowichan Valley school district. The 2014/15 school calendar, adopted at the end of March by Trustee Mike McKay, contains “a few solid changes for next year,” according to assistant superintendent Sheryll Koers, who quarterbacked the project for the district. The most notable change is a return to the previous style of evening parent-teacher interviews. “We’ve also tried to do it so that the fall parent teacher interview falls before report cards as many of our teachers prefer that and then in the spring parent teacher interviews are happening after report cards to balance that out with requests,” she said. The second parent teacher interview has

been moved from February into March. During consultation, there were discussions around moving the spring five-day closure even into November to balance out the semester but after all the consultation we’re recommending that the spring break and five-day closure be held on the second and third week of March. The semesters would then be balanced, she said. McKay said he thought the amount of interest shown by the community should be acknowledged. “An effort was made to move parent teacher interviews in order to free up more time for professional development [for teachers]. There was significant opposition and it didn’t achieve what we hoped it would achieve,” he said. “I also appreciate the move of the spring break and closure so there’s a little bit of separation before Easter arrives so we don’t get such a lot of time away from school.”

Though the warm weather hasn’t really arrived yet, the Coastal Fire Centre is getting a jump on reminding people to be careful with open flames. Exercise caution when doing any outdoor burning, said Fire Information Officer Donna MacPherson in a press release. “Almost all wildfires that start at this time of year are human-caused and are therefore preventable,” MacPherson said. People are encouraged to take precautions such as ensuring that enough people, water and tools are on hand to control the fire and prevent it from escaping, do not burn during windy conditions, create a fireguard at least one metre around the planned fire site, and never leave a fire unattended and make sure that the fire is out and the ashes cold to the touch before leaving the area. Check with the local fire department, municipality and regional district to make sure there are no burning bans in effect. Always check venting conditions before burning. Find the venting index at www.bcairquality. ca/readings/ventilation-index

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New Elections Act sounds like it could be fair T

he Fair Elections Act. Is it fair, or unfair? Bill C-23 has certainly been a hot topic of debate since being introduced in February by Democratic Reform Minister Pierre Poilievre. Its stated target is election fraud. Critics are claiming it is a partisan document, and the ramping up of rhetoric leaves us clamoring for the facts. The Senate has made nine recommendations that Poilievre has indicated will be seriously considered prior to its presentation to parliament for ratification. One of the points the Senate

isn’t disagreeing with is what is termed “vouching”. According to the Globe and Mail, in the last federal election, there were 120,171 cases of vouching. It’s an invitation for fraud. Considering some ridings throughout the country are decided by literally a handful of votes, that is not an insignificant number. The Fair Elections Act eliminates that. Is that draconian? Another major tenet the Fair Elections Act demands is that people who turn out to vote must bring with them one of



39 different pieces of possible identification. It doesn’t have to be photo ID. Why is that wrong? We can’t cash a cheque or drive a car without proper identification. Why shouldn’t we have to provide legitimate ID at the polls to prove we are who we say we are? For third party advertising, the $200,100 that is currently allowed for ad spending during an election campaign period is now extended to include anything in relation to an election, including activity outside the election period. This will effectively reduce the amount of money third party

groups can spend, as previously, that number could, technically, be unlimited. Donation limits are going up, from $1,200 to $1,500, and each year after that, by $25 per annum, and there is a ban on union and corporate money, which will remain in place should Bill C-23 pass into law. That means it is keeping big money out of elections. Our voting should be free from big business, or big union, spending, should it not? Especially since United States companies are bankrolling special interest groups that are increasingly

On the heels of another profit, much of which went to provincial general revenue, ICBC stick it to us yet again. ICBC’s basic, compulsory insurance rates have been increased by more than 11 per cent! Why? In order to dramatically cut their optional insurance rates, thus carving back the insurance coverage that previously was available considerably cheaper through private insurance companies. ICBC is now, with provincial government approval, using those increased basic, compulsory insurance premiums — our money — in order to effectively reduce, nay eliminate, private competition for optional insurance, a category most folks used to choose to save significant dollars on their optional auto insurance premiums. I think “rotten” is the only way to describe this travesty.

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vocal about issues in Canada. As Canadians, can we not make up our own minds? Do we have to access funding from the south to tell us what we should or shouldn’t do in our country? The Fair Elections Act eliminates unpaid loans. For example, a company or union could “loan” a candidate or party money to fight an election, then after the election, forgive the loan. That loophole will be closed. There are many more aspects of Bill C-23, but do these points really sound unfair?

B.C.’s teachers don’t need to be paid more Teachers are very well paid with excellent work conditions and benefits that the average taxpayer would love to enjoy. I say this as a retired school teacher of 28 years. I have witnessed a great deal of union “bullying” in the staff rooms to shut down any teacher who dares to protest the possibility of striking so a few politically active teachers who often never held a job in the “real” world can boost their egos and promote their career aspirations in the BCTF. Having taught I can honestly say the work was tough but this new climate of entitlement, so

Pat Mulcahy Cowichan carefully crafted by our politicians, is now the prime motivator of the BCTF which is also at the public trough. Unless this government takes the difficult high road and rejects these threats to our children and the economy of the province, this endless money grab will continue until the system collapses from greed. I challenge anyone to explain just how our students and “education” will improve one iota if the teachers are paid more money when there is no actual empirical evidence to prove that after the huge pay increases they have experienced in the past 20 years. Indeed the evidence suggests otherwise. Perhaps the teachers are say-

ing that they will work harder if they are paid more money? An obvious shakedown with the children held hostages. Every year we learn of the enormous increase in payments to our health care services and educational services on the backs of the average tax payer, many of whom are working poor, and still we have people unable to receive timely and appropriate health care and students graduating with less than basic reading, writing and arithmetic skills, never mind many with a sad lack of work ethics, but bags and bags of bubble-wrapped self-esteem. Kevin McGinley Duncan

Long live the historic Ross River bridge I was thrilled to hear that the bridge in Ross River has been spared demolition [T.W. Paterson’s Chronicles, Cowichan Valley Citizen, April 9]. I crossed it in 1983 with four similarly dusty friends on ATVs having travelled what was left of the CANOL road all the way from Norman Wells, NWT. It is an important piece of Yukon and Canadian history. Who knows, perhaps the CANOL and the bridge can be part of the everexpanding Trans Canada Trail! Dave Boone Calgary

Opinion Duncan council not ones who are ill-informed Re: letter “Few concerned about climate change” by Mark Williams. I have never read as myopic and ill-informed a rendering of what is in fact the most important environmental issue of our time. You seem unable to read the innumerable contributions to ipcc reports documenting the reality of anthropogenic climate change. In the first place, please provide that list of contrarian so-called scientists disputing the reality of climate change — of course including their qualifications. In the second place, please list those surveys you claim that nobody on the planet seems to be concerned about this issue — seems to me you are nothing but a cherry picker. And please itemize those socalled billions of dollars being

Cowichan Valley Citizen | Wednesday, April 23, 2014 “...funneled down the climate change rat hole...” Please compare with the real billions that have been subsidizing the automobile/oil company/big business interests for decades now. In summary I would suggest that you go back and hide under your rock, worry about the economy, as it is going to have to deal with mitigating/adapting to the effects of climate change, high taxes which will have to pay for that mitigation/adaptation, high insurance premiums to cover damages resulting from climate change, and whatever you define as “...real pollution”. If anybody is highly irresponsible, totally unreasonable, and ill-informed on an issue of vital importance to the planet not to mention my future grandchildren, it is not the Duncan city council sir...rather it is you. K.S. (Kaz) Kojder Lake Cowichan

Canadian warships ‘pay off’, not decommission With respect to the recent article by T.W. Paterson entitled “Second HMCS (sic) Annapolis is making waves off B.C.’s rain coast”, may I point out to you that Mr. Paterson certainly did his research. From the naval point of view, however, may I note two commonly made mistakes in his article? First, HMC ships “pay off”. American warships decommission. The term “to pay off” originally referred to the seamen being paid their back wages and it came to be applied to the ship herself. This term can be dated back several centuries and is still in use in the RCN. Second, when a Canadian warship is placed in commission, she receives among other things, the title “HMCS”. When she pays off, she loses this title

and simply becomes “the former (Canadian) destroyer” Annapolis. Technically, therefore, “HMCS Annapolis” no longer exists and hasn’t since she paid off in 1996, the year I retired. Please pass my regards to Mr. Paterson on an otherwise very fine article. David J Freeman LCdr, RCN (Ret’d) Naval historian

Putting down Rat Lake wolf and injustice I am appalled at the injustice Solo the Rat Lake wolf received. What a horrible fate she suffered. I really think trapping and shooting her was unnecessary. She harmed nothing, all she did was show curiosity. She could have been looking out for her cubs, or just lonely.


Wildlife exists in the forest; consider yourself lucky to see it when you are in their territory. Instead of fear mongering and reporting it as a nuisance, why not let it have its space, and go on its way in peace? I believe the conservation officers literally jump the gun far too often in these cases, just to make it easier for themselves. Of course she could have been tranquillized and released elsewhere; they say she would not have been accepted into another wolf pack, but she should have had the chance at freedom instead of an execution. Susan Brown Cobble Hill

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Passenger trains on Vancouver Island – let’s get realistic


noted with some dismay the recent articles in our local papers regarding the negotiations to revive the passenger train on Southern Vancouver Island. I am assuming that they mean the Nanaimo to Victoria corridor presumably with the intention of providing a rapid commuter service between these two centres. Let’s get realistic and look at what is needed and what will be the effects of such a service. Let’s first look at speed. In order to get our commuters from Nanaimo to Victoria faster than the present Greyhound bus, which does the trip in one hour and 50 minutes centre to centre, the train would need to do the same journey in about one hour and 30 minutes station to station. This is a distance of approximately 70 miles or 113 kilometres, if you prefer that measurement. This gives an average speed of 47 mph or 75 kph. Allowing for some stops along the way (Ladysmith, Chemainus, Duncan, Cobble Hill, Shawnigan etc.) I would estimate that the train would need to travel at a top speed of at least 60 mph or 100 kph. Now can you imagine the effect on the local people of a train travelling at 60 mph or 100 kph through Saltair, or the northern outskirts of Duncan, or Cobble Hill or the First Nations Reserves along the way? And unless a lot of money is spent this will be on unfenced track and with many uncontrolled roadway crossings. Let’s look at the number of

Are passenger trains from Nanaimo to Victoria unrealistic? Graham Jones believes so. [CITIZEN FILE] trains needed. We can’t imagine just one train in each direction each morning and another in the evening will suffice — what a waste of equipment, money and manpower that would be. If we want trains each way every hour we will need to twin the track or construct pass-bys in order to enable the trains to pass each other. Where do we get the money to buy up the land needed for this extra track etc., and are the landowners willing to sell their land at a reasonable price in order to get trains whizzing past their homes at high speed several times a day? Now what about the condition of track? In order to run the trains at the speeds that would be necessary for the timing that some are hoping for on the route between Nanaimo and Victoria all the rails and sub track would need to be replaced and many of the curves would need to be redesigned and cambered. And let’s not forget the human factor. In areas where regular trains

are run, in Europe and Eastern North America, the population is aware of the dangers of trespassing on the tracks. It’s part of their culture. How different is the situation here on Vancouver Island where walking on the tracks is seen as a right. Don’t get me wrong — I’m not against trains as being a very good, fast and efficient way of transporting large numbers of people between two points but we must look at all the factors involved and the costs. The cost of rebuilding the line from Victoria to Nanaimo would be over $1 million per kilometre and here we are looking at a distance of almost 115 kms; that’s $115 million and we haven’t bought any rolling stock yet. Finally let’s look at the nearest thing that we have in Western Canada to a commuter train — the West Coast Express, which runs between Mission, B.C. in the Fraser Valley and Waterfront Station in downtown Vancouver. This route runs five trains in from Mission to Vancouver every

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weekday morning and five or six trains back out to Mission every weekday evening — hard luck for anyone who wants to go in the opposite direction! The distance is approximately 52 miles or 84 kilometres, and the journey time with several intermediate stops is one hour and 15 minutes giving an average speed of 42 mph or 67 kph. I do not know what the top speed is. The West Coast Express travels on the CPR main line which is maintained by CPR for their heavy freight trains and is built to much higher standards than the relatively light track which exists here on the island at the present time. This train travels through a densely populated urban area — hardly the description of the countryside between Nanaimo and Victoria. The fare on the West Coast Express is $12.50 each way. If we applied that fare to the traffic density which existed on the service that previously operated on our local tracks it would hardly pay for the diesel fuel.

Using the speed and distance figures for the West Coast Express and applying them to the Nanaimo to Victoria run the journey time would be just over two hours each way, the Greyhound already is faster than this. Finally and in summary, to all those who are proposing a commuter train between Nanaimo and Victoria, have you considered all the factors involved in such a project do you have any real experience of this type of rail service? It would be, at best, a regular commuter train and as such how much better would it be after you have spent all that money than what we had two years ago? I suggest, in fact I beg of you, run this proposal past some people who understand the complexities of rail transport and also some people who understand finance. If you could get someone such as Warren Buffet or more locally David Black to invest substantial sums in this project then I believe the project may be worthwhile. But until then I strongly advise against any level of government from local to national putting any more money into what will be at best a drain on the finances and at worst a complete waste of money. At the end what will we have achieved? We will have spent hundreds of millions of dollars to provide a service no better than the Greyhound bus service that is already in existence and which hardly anyone uses. Graham Jones Chemainus

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Camera should be working next year OUTCRY, From Page 3 “There is a semi-plausible explanation to that if you are prepared to buy it. They are located in Duncan and if they need to know what the weather conditions are on Hill 60 they just send a car up there. But, if they want to know what the weather conditions are doing in Lake Cowichan, it’s a little farther for them to go. I didn’t buy it. I told them there were a lot of users contacting me and I myself was ready to go to the papers.” It took time to get results but Morrison said Sunday that he received official confirmation last week of the change in plan. “They have already started work up at the site to make sure they’ve got the infrastructure there. And, from what I understand, they are putting a brand new solar-powered webcam there. It will be transmitted by cellular technology but they are planning on putting boosters and the like there. “I even was pushing to get some lighting put in there, too, to enhance it to 24-hour service since there is a hydro line that goes right by the site but apparently it would be extremely expensive to do a power drop from that line,” he said. However, Morrison is happy

Ian Morrison, Area F director about any camera there. “It will go along with the province-wide system,” he said. “This is really good news. I think they thought they might be able to weather the storm and people would get used to the Mesachie site but, armed with the passion that people have about how important that was to their driving safety, I went there with a full head of steam and conviction that pulling the old equipment was a mistake and the community would settle for nothing less than

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tural Land Commission, told the audience that recycling operations can cause odours when they’re improperly managed. “In composting, it’s the facility and the process — they both have to be in tune,” said Timmenga. Some neighbours voiced concerns about high nitrate levels in the groundwater, but Fisher Road Recycling maintains those high levels had been in the area long before the company took over the site in 2006. While Laing told the community earlier he would not accept biosolids (sewage sludge), he went back on his word in May 2013 “when he did a favour for a friend,” said Timmenga. In future, he said, no biosolids will be accepted. Henry Vandermeulen of Verner Road is opposed to the trucking of recycling material from Foundation Organics to Fisher Road Recycling. “It’s more logical for Saanich and the CRD to build their own facility at the Hartland Road landfill,” said Vandermeulen. Michelle Redfern lives a kilometre away from the recycling facility but has traced the smell from her home to the plant. “It’s awful, just awful,” she said. Doug Lockhart of Gallier Road said Fisher Road Recycling has successfully reduced the odours but the problem is far from solved. He expressed concern about biosolids being trucked over the Malahat to Cobble Hill. “We really don’t want to be turned into an outhouse for Victoria,” Lockhart said.

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DATE: May 1, 2014 TIME: 7:00 p.m. PLACE: Denis McLean Room, Kerry Park Recreation Centre, 1035 Shawnigan-Mill Bay Road, Mill Bay BC South Cowichan OfÀcial Community Plan Amendment Bylaw No. 3604 proposes to amend South Cowichan Of¿cial Community Plan Bylaw No. 3510 as follows. • The Plan Text is amended by: 1. General typographical errors and similar minor issues are corrected. 2. Clarifying policies around the water zones on Saanich Inlet and Satellite Channel, stating where uses other than marine conservation will be permitted (for example, Mill Bay Marina and the BC Ferries terminal in Mill Bay). 3. Improving the policies concerning amenity contributions, clarifying that they only apply through zoning provisions. 4. The various names of zones that the Of¿cial Community Plan suggested are changed to reÀect the actual zone names as adopted in the South Cowichan Zoning Bylaw. 5. In both the “Agricultural Resource” and “Rural Resource” land use designations, sites within these areas that will have special zoning appropriate to their existing uses (for example, the Sol Sante property, Cedars at Cobble Hill and the Benedictine Monastery). 6. Policy concerning bed and breakfast operations will be changed by raising the maximum number of guest bedrooms from 3 to 4. 7. Manufactured Home Park Policy is enhanced to match the new R-4, R-5, RR-4 and RR-5 Zones that were developed for the Electoral Area A, B and C Zoning Bylaws, and a new policy is developed that discourages the conversion of rental manufactured home parks to subdivided/strata parks. 8. Many other general policies in the Plan are added to or otherwise amended in order to further clarify their purpose. 9. A new policy is developed regarding landlocked parcels on Saanich Inlet in which water access is the only option, setting out a process for rezoning to allow a small dock to access such lands. 10. A new Shawnigan Lake Watershed map with corrected boundaries is inserted into the text as Figure 5A. • The Service Area Maps are amended by: 1. The Community Water and Sewer Service Area map is altered by showing an area on the east side of the Trans-Canada Highway as “Possible Future Braithwaite Improvement District Service Expansion Area”. 2. The Community Water and Sewer Service Area map is altered by showing an area in between Fern Ridge, Kerry Village and Carlton community water service areas as being “Possible CVRD Community Water Service Expansion Area”. 3. The Community Water and Sewer Service Area map is altered by showing part of Block 1239 to the southeast side of Shawnigan Lake as “Possible CVRD Community Water Service Expansion Area”. 4. The Community Water and Sewer Service Area map is altered by updating the actual present day service area boundary for Wace Creek Improvement District. 5. The Community Water and Sewer Service Area map is amended by showing the present day service area boundary for Burnham Community Water Service Area, as well as showing lands to the east and west of the present service area as “Possible Burnham Community Water Service Expansion Area”. 6. The Community Water and Sewer Service Area map is altered by showing a “Possible Satellite Park Community Water Service Expansion Area” to the west of the present service area. 7. The Cobble Hill Village Sewer Service Area Map is amended by showing all lands within the Village boundary as being eligible for connection to community sewer services. • The Plan Map is amended by: 1. Redesignating six properties at 875, 895, 900, 911, 915 and 917 Whittaker Road in the Malahat area to “Rural Residential” from “Rural Resource”. 2. Redesignating two small parcels at 1555 and 1539 Baldy Mountain Road from “Agricultural” to “Rural Residential”. 3. Redesignating the site of the former Aerie Resort at 600 and 642 Ebadora Lane from “General Commercial” to “Tourist Recreational Commercial”. 4. Correcting the designation of a small portion of Kerry Village Manufactured Home Park in Mill Bay that was originally designated as “Village Residential” in error, but should be “Manufactured Home Park”, the Strata Lots being at 1097, 1099, 1101, 1103 and 1105 Bourbon Road. 5. Redesignating that part of the Brentwood College lands that lie to the west of Lashburn Road from “Village Residential” to “Institutional”, speci¿cally at 2756 and 2790 Lashburn Road. 6. Redesignating the eastern portion of the Cobble Hill Baptist Church property at 3625 Cobble Hill Road to “Village Residential” from “Parks and Institutional”. 7. Redesignating a parcel at 1714 Thain Road from “Rural Resource” to “Rural Residential”. 8. Redesignating all lands (approximately 45 parcels) in the eastern portion of Shawnigan Village from “Village Suburban Residential” to “Village Residential”. 9. Redesignating a small parcel at 2660 Decca Road at Shawnigan Lake from Village Commercial to Village Residential. 10. Redesignating the parcel of land at 670 Shawnigan Lake Road near the South Shawnigan Road/Trans-Canada Highway from Rural Residential to Industrial. There is a subject property map for this parcel under the lower section of this advertisement. Zoning Amendment Bylaw No. 3656 proposes to amend South Cowichan Zoning Bylaw No. 3520 as follows. • The Zoning Bylaw Text is amended by: 1. Adding the P-2A Private School Institutional 2A Zone. 2. Adding the W-5 Marine Docks and Moorage 5 Zone. 3. The general regulation for Bed and Breakfasts is amended by increasing the permitted number of guest bedrooms from 3 to 4. 4. The Rural Service Commercial 3 and Village Commercial 7 Zones are amended by adding the following two permitted uses: “Of¿ce use” and “Personal services use”. 5. The Rural Tourist Commercial 4 Zone is amended by making “Gift shop”, “Convenience store” and “Recreational facility” principal permitted uses, as opposed to accessory uses. 6. The Village Tourist Commercial 8 Zone is amended by making “Gift shop” a principal permitted use, as opposed to an accessory use. • The zoning Bylaw Map is amended by: 1. Rezoning the entire Brentwood College Campus in Mill Bay located on the east side of the Trans-Canada Highway, from P-2 Institutional 2, to the new P-2A Private School Institutional 2A Zone. 2. Rezoning to the area presently leased to Arbutus Ridge Strata Corporation for the purposes of boat moorage from W-1 Marine Conservation to the new W-5 Marine Docks and Moorage Zone. 3. Rezoning the parcel of land at 670 Shawnigan Lake Road near the South Shawnigan Road/Trans-Canada Highway junction, as shown on the map below, from Rural Residential 2 to Rural Transitional Light Industrial 1F. At the public hearing, all persons who deem their interests affected by the proposed amendments will be afforded an opportunity to be heard or to present written submissions on matters contained therein, before representatives of the Regional Board. Prior to the public hearing, submit written comments on the bylaws by: Fax: 250-746-2621 Email: Mail and/or deposit at the Regional District of¿ce, 175 Ingram Street, Duncan, BC, V9L 1N8 until 4:30 p.m. on Thursday, May 1, 2014 The public should not assume that correspondence submitted on the proposed Bylaws prior to commencement of the statutory noti¿cation period on, April 17, 2014, will be made available to the Regional Board. Please be advised that the CVRD Board cannot receive correspondence or comment following the close of the public hearing. For further information, please call the Planning & Development Department at 250-746-2620. Please note that all correspondence submitted to the CVRD in response to this Notice will form part of the public record and will be published in a meeting agenda that is posted online when this matter is before the Board or a Committee of the Board. The CVRD considers the author’s address relevant to the Board’s consideration of this matter and will disclose this personal information. The author’s phone number and email address is not relevant and should not be included in the correspondence IF the author does not wish this personal information disclosed. Please contact the Planning & Development Department at 250-746-2620 or 1-800-665-3955, or the Recording Secretary at the time of submission. For more information on disclosure, contact the CVRD FOI Coordinator at 250-746-2507 or 1-800-665-3955. The Public Hearing is to be held by Director M. Walker, Director B. Fraser and Director G. Giles as delegates of the Board. Decisions concerning the adoption of Bylaws No. 3604 and 3656 will not be made until the record of Public Hearing is presented to the Board. A copy of the proposed Bylaws, the resolution delegating the holding of the public hearing, and other documents that may be considered by the Board in determining whether to adopt the Bylaws are available for public inspection at the Regional District Planning & Development Department ofÀce: 175 Ingram Street, Duncan, BC From Thursday, April 17, 2014, to Thursday, May 1, 2014, between the hours of 8:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., Monday through Friday, except Friday, April 18, 2014, and Monday, April 21, 2014, being the Good Friday and Easter Monday statutory holidays. 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Original Cast: play within play brings farce to stage LEXI BAINAS CITIZEN

Playwright Greg Finnegan’s play, The Original Cast, hits the Mercury Theatre stage on May 1 for a two-weekend run. Finnegan has a strong connection to the Cowichan Valley as he once lived in Duncan and has already seen four of his plays produced at the theatre. This time, it’s a fun show that becomes flashback time for the original group of actors who launched a play called A Weekend Away about 30 years ago in Trent Bay in Ontario’s cottage country. Now, a new director plans to relaunch the play with the original cast. It’s British-style farce at its finest so come along and check out The Original Cast as they try to roll back the years in recreating those same old characters. The show runs May 1, 2, 3 and 8, 9, 10 at 7:30 p.m. with a matinee performance at 2 p.m. on Sunday, May 4. The success of Finnegan’s previous productions, two of his Three Bs stories of a trio of schoolgirl detectives plus The Ballymore Reel, means that theatregoers will be looking with interest at anything that bears his name. And, according to Jennifer Lally, who is co-directing with Jim Cleough, this show is indeed another well-written gem of the type now expected from this author. “I’m still laughing,” she said. “And I’ve been working with them for almost two months. It’s not getting old. It’s just a lot of fun.” The premise of The Original Cast is a super idea for a show, Lally said. “They are playing characters that they have no right to be playing because they are no longer in the right age group. It’s a lot of fun, and there is lots of silliness going on on stage. There’s also a fair amount of running around and door slamming and a pillow fight or two will ensue.” Finnegan still lives on Vancouver Island and “he’s just thrilled that we’re doing this play here in Duncan. He told us he didn’t want to get involved in our putting it together but he can’t wait to see it. When he came to the play reading when we were deciding which play we were going to do, he started laughing during it because it even caught him by surprise.” Cleough also is promising theatregoers lots of fun onstage. “Trying to do something retro that is of a style and then pulling it off is not easy but it’s exactly what Greg has done here by doing

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With this wonderful trio at the helm, there’s entertainment coming your way at St. Michael’s in Chemainus. [SUBMITTED]

West Isle Winds blow in for Chemainus show LEXI BAINAS CITIZEN

The Chemainus Classical Concert on Sunday, April 27, welcomes the West Isle Winds: Heather Walker (french horn), Donna Falconer (piano) and Susanne Bullock (clarinet), in a joyful show they are calling Trios for Spring. It’s a tantalizing introduction to seldom-heard works by Romantic composers and music lovers can enjoy it in the intim-

Turning back time is no piece of cake: the Original Cast knows. [SUBMITTED] this British farce,” he said. Cleough being part of the cast wasn’t intentional, he said. “One part just wasn’t coming together; there wasn’t anybody right for it. I actually called five or six friends and said, ‘I’ve got a part in a play for you.’ The response ought to have been, ‘When? Can I get a script today? I’ll just drop everything I’ve been doing.’ But that’s not how it played out. So here I am,” he said. Choosing the play itself was also unusual. “I’ve always been a strong supporter and a close friend of the Shawnigan Players,” Cleough said. “[Shawnigan’s] David Brockhurst had a copy of The Original Cast in his possession. He was thinking about directing it. He has a connection to Greg’s plays. One of his daughters, Emily, was in The Three Bs. And they had also seen a production of The Ballymore Reel. “So, David had been looking at it and thinking about it so we went out and read it with him at his home about a year and a half ago and then I kind of stole it from him and then I cast him in the play. His wife, Angie, also has a part in it.” Tickets are $20 for adults and $15 for seniors and students. Get them at Ten Old Books, Solitaire Press and First Chiropractic Clinic in Duncan. The Mercury Theatre, is located at 331 Brae Rd.

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ate setting of 1891 heritage St. Michael’s Church in Chemainus. The West Isle Winds combine to offer a tantalizing introduction to seldom-heard works by Romantic composers. Following the performance, why not stay for a delicious Meet the Artists reception? Tickets are $15 in advance or $20 at the door. Check the chemainusclassicalconcerts. ca website to find out advance ticket outlets in your area.



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New men’s choir adds layer to Concenti sound LEXI BAINAS CITIZEN

A Concenti concert? For many of the Valley’s choral music fans, that’s a must-see. Now, there’s even more reason, according to director Sheila Johnson. “We have undergone quite a change,” she said. “Last summer, I found that we were getting really short of men, particularly in the bass section. Jim [her late husband and co-choir director Jim Johnson] and I had always insisted on keeping a balance between the sections and so this was quite a difficult thing to deal with. In the middle of August I held a meeting with the choir and said, ‘let’s split into two separate choirs, a men’s choir and a women’s choir and advertise the new men’s choir and see if we can bring some more men out’.” Her idea: men looking at a mixed choir where they are vastly outnumbered by the women may just not be joining. “I thought, I’ve just got to try this and see what happens. There must be men out there.” And there were! “My first question to all of them was, ‘where are you singing?’ Because I didn’t want to take anyone from other choirs. But I had 25 men by September and we’re actually up to 27 now,” she said proudly. The Valley’s choir firmament has a new constellation. “Another important thing was that Concenti had always rehearsed two nights a week. It’s difficult to get people who are willing and able to do two nights a week. So, because we had two nights, I said, ‘We’ll do men’s choir on Mondays and women’s choir on Wednesdays.’” At the upcoming concert, this Sunday at St. Edward’s Church, both choirs will perform and will also be joined by the Cowichan Valley Youth Concert Choir. The women’s choir is singing a piece by Eric Whitacre. “He’s the fellow who started that Global Choir on the Internet. He is an absolutely fabulous choral writer but his selections can be difficult to sing. However, the women’s choir is doing a lovely piece by him called The Seal Lullaby.” In the words by Rudyard Kipling a mother seal begins by singing softly to her young pup. “It’s been a challenge to learn but we’ve

Sheila Johnson, choir director [CITIZEN FILE] got it. I’m very excited about that. They are also singing three folk songs that I’ve been carrying around with me since I came to Canada in 1972 and had never done until now,” she said. “The men are going to be singing the most beautiful arrangement of The Water Is Wide that I’ve ever come across. I first heard Chor Leoni doing it; there are gorgeous harmonies in it. They are also doing a very exciting Finnish folk song called To the Dance. I remember Jim doing this many, many years ago. It’s a great song.” Another song the men are doing is the Stephen Foster classic, Hard Times. The piece that all three choirs are doing at the end is The Warmland, one of Johnson’s own compositions. “I don’t like blowing my trumpet but I wrote that many years ago, for children’s choir. Someone suggested I arrange it for mixed choir so I did. And whenever we’ve performed it people say, ‘when are you going to do that again?’ So all three choirs are joining in singing it,” she said. The concert choir selections include a great arrangement of the Lobster Quadrille from Alice in Wonderland and Basil the Cat. The choir has returned to St. Edward’s Church as a venue, where there is plenty of space to present all three choirs together, she said. Tickets to the show are $15 each with children under 12 admitted free. Get them from Concenti members or from Volume One Books in Duncan.

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Under the direction of Garth Williams, far right, the Cowichan Camerata rehearses in an available space at the Cowichan District Hospital on a recent Saturday morning. [LEXI BAINAS/CITIZEN]

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The Cowichan Camerata String Orchestra’s spring concert, entitled From Bach to Bond, is just around the corner so mark your calendars for Saturday, April 26 starting at 7:30 p.m. at Duncan United Church. Despite its classical sounding name, this enthusiastic group does not feel bound to any musical taste when it comes to presenting a musical menu. The program for the show will include baroque and classic selections, of course, but music lovers will also hear selections from some popular movie scores. They rehearse where they can find space and recently we caught up with them early on a Saturday morning working under the direction of Garth

Williams in the lecture room beside the cafeteria in the basement of Cowichan District Hospital. As we approached we were welcomed by the sounds of Pachelbel’s famous Kanon. Williams was leading them through it to the delight of a small group sitting over coffee in the cafeteria nearby. It sounded great to us, but Williams warned his string group to concentrate, adding, “you’ll find confusion is lurking all around you.” Any chorister who has ever sung in a fugue is probably nodding his or her head right now. Those beautiful staggered entries can leave the orchestra staggering, too, if they don’t play as a team and the Camerata crew all knew it. It’s certainly not all serious stuff at

the concert so look for them to lighten it up as well but we bet you find yourself humming the infectious Kanon later. Following the concert there will be light refreshments available for a small donation. The Camerata offers a great opportunity to string students, people who used to play and are taking it up again and those who simply don’t have time to be part of a full orchestra to play great music as a group. In addition to the show on April 26, a fundraising draw will also take place for two quilts and a cutting board with bowls handcrafted by orchestra members. Concert and raffle tickets may be purchased from orchestra members and at the door at a cost of $10 for adults, $5 for students and $25 for a family.


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Brenda’s Brats are looking on the bright side with their show May 3. [SUBMITTED] Grandma (Olivia Harrison) gives the charming Mr. Who (Elijah Unrau) a piece of her mind during a performance of The Old Folks Home, at the Adage Studio Spring Highlights show Sunday, April 13 at the Cowichan Theatre. Samantha Currie directed this tale of loss and love as the Sleepy Time Rest Home, which was penned by Vern Harnden. [LEXI BAINAS/CITIZEN]

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Brenda’s Brats, that fun group of South End singers, are putting the final touches to their upcoming show and fundraiser, The Bright Side of Life. The chorus will perform a variety of songs that “highlight love, laughter, friendship, faith, and, most importantly food,” choir member Karin Simons said. Don’t be surprised if there’s plenty of fun. “As usual, our show will include silliness, some props and surprises. We are an ‘off book’ type of choir and this year should be quite light-hearted and silly. It seems that Brenda’s Brats choir attracts adults who have never quite grown up and still love to have fun on stage,” she continued. Selections include Banquet Fugue, Always Look on The Bright Side of Life, Shoo Fly Pie and Apple Pan Dowdy, Sabbath Prayer, Taylor The Latte Boy, and

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Hike for Hospice a chance to remember a loved one JENNIFER YEE FAIRWEATHER SPECIAL TO THE CITIZEN

Take a Hike...for Hospice. Hiking for Cowichan Valley Hospice makes a world of difference. The 6th annual event takes place at Providence Farm on Sunday, May 4, from 10 a.m.1 p.m. Take a 2 or 4 kilometre walk on the gentle rolling trails and finish off with a free barbecue lunch donated by the Malahat Lions. The day rounds out with toe tapping entertainment by Bill Levity and Warren DuMailo, face painting for the kids, and a relaxing foot soak (available by donation). A labyrinth on the edge of the woods provides a meditative alternative to the trails. Give tribute to a friend, walk in memory of a loved one, or take some reflective time for yourself. Gather together a team, collect pledges and donations and come walk with us to help Cowichan families through a difficult time. Families like the Scotts who lost their beautiful Gillian last year:

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Allan, Alex and family thank you all so very much for your incredible support of Team Gillian. Although unable to hike last year, Gillian was present and enjoyed the day. She did muster up the strength to walk the labyrinth with our son Alex. Before she passed, we promised Gillian we would do our utmost to organize a big team for the 2014 Hike for Hospice and contribute to the fundraising event’s success. We hope that when you come hike on May 4 you will

The tranquil setting at Providence Farm encourages reflection. [CITIZEN FILE] think of our beautiful Gillian and take a moment to remember other loved ones and friends that have been lost. Hospice, no matter where it is in your community, can help to make a sad and difficult journey just that much more bearable. Cowichan Valley Hospice certainly did that for our family in many ways and we feel privileged to contribute to this wonderful event. Register online and check out the incentive prizes at www.cowichanvalleyhospice. org Your support will provide compassionate hospice care and support to a Cowichan family facing an advancing illness or living with grief.

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The incredible ordeal of father and grandfather Jacob Chipps With daughter and grandchild the boat was swept over and clutched in each arm, he swam onto its side, and all six were desperately towards the shore. pitched into the sea. n July 1993 the Fraser River Chipps and the three passenwas credited with having gers managed to cling to the saved the life of Bob Lord. upturned keel but his daughter, Taken suddenly ill aboard the her baby still clutched tightly Vancouver-bound Queen of to her breast, was carried Vancouver at 11:30 at night, beyond reach. Chipps, upon CHRONICLES the 42-year-old Victorian fell seeing her danger, tore off his T.W. Paterson into the Strait of Georgia. He clothes and boots, including was wearing only light jeans, a his money belt containing $700, cotton shirt and a windbreaker when he and swam to her side. tumbled, unnoticed, over the side. With Ida in one arm, the baby in the He survived by swimming and floating other, Chipps — “a magnificent specimen for eight hours before he was rescued by of manhood, strong, powerful and skillan American sports fisherman at 7:15 the ful” — began swimming back to the boat. next morning. Although suffering from But it and its helpless passengers were shock and hypothermia, he was conscious hurtled away by the wind, leaving the and, according to news reports, made a grandfather with his charges who were full recovery. Lord said his windbreaker by this time unconscious, miles from acted as a facsimile life jacket, his wife shore and facing almost certain death. accredited his “calm disposition” for Jacob couldn’t remember what hapkeeping him from panicking. A search pened after that. He knew only that he’d and rescue official thought that Lord’s struggled ashore about midnight. His sturdy build, the warmer fresh water companions later estimated that he’d from the Fraser and strong northwesterly been in the water for seven hours. Reswinds combined to save him from being cuers who found him, seemingly lying overcome by cold. lifeless on the beach, marvelled at the Lord’s ordeal recalled an even more nightmare he’d endured. They couldn’t remarkable feat of endurance, in July imagine what he’d gone through as, some1907 — one that must be unparalleled in how, daughter and grandchild wrapped B.C. history. tightly in his arms, he’d dog-paddled the “With the corpses of his daughter several miles to shore. How he’d managed and her infant child, to save who from to swim, perhaps even unconsciously, is drowning he risked his own life and estab- beyond human knowing. Blindly, he’d lished a remarkable record of physical struggled onward, ever onward, driven by endurance, Jacob Chipps of the Clo-oose a superhuman need to save his family. Indians, arrived in Victoria last evening When revived, he’d asked of his daughon the Princess Victoria,” reported the ter and grandchild, to be told that they Colonist. were dead of exposure, probably within It began off Point Grey when he, his half an hour of the accident. 18-year-old daughter Ida, her infant Days later, the S.S. Princess Victoria of 18 months, and three companions brought a solemn Jacob Chipps and the were bound for the Fraser River fishing bodies of Ida and her baby to Victoria for grounds. Chipps, in the stern, was steerburial, the funeral being held the next ing. A heavy swell rocking the Strait of morning at Hanna’s undertaking parlour. Georgia that afternoon caused their small The grieving father and grandfather boat to heave awkwardly and when the vowed that never again would he live at baby began to cry, he turned slightly to Clo-oose “where there are so many things see what was the matter. to remind him of his lost ones”. The folIn doing so he unconsciously slackened lowing month, Jacob Chipps was awarded his grip on the tiller. This careless movethe Royal Humane Society Medal for his ment of but a moment occurred just as a remarkable feat. mountainous wave streaked down upon them and, before he could regain control,


Days later, the S.S. Princess Victoria brought a solemn Jacob Chipps and the bodies of Ida and her baby to Victoria. —TWP

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Taste Cowichan turns to crowd sourcing for expansion funds Taste Cowichan is looking to expand, and they’re hoping to crowd source the money to do it with., started three years ago by Zuk Design husband and wife team Patricia MacGregor and Drew Harling, is an online directory for everything local. The Cowichan model has worked so well that Taste is expanding Island wide with a Taste site for every area of the Island and an umbrella TASTEtheIsland site. The expansion is being kicked off with an Indiegogo Campaign that’s live now - http://www.

“Everything we need is right here on Vancouver Island, how do we show the world?” MacGregor asks when describing the local artisans and farmers who inspired her. MacGregor and the Taste team work hard to promote local through the weekly slideshow, weekly contest, two e-newsletters, and social media. The team includes Toad Hollow photographer Scott Johnson, small business consultant Clemens Rettich, and sales rep Katherine Melnyk, and Patricia MacGregor hopes will soon include two more. The online community includes a business directory, event board and blog with information on local authors and Tastemonials. The campaign closes May 14.

Living Editor’s note: In today’s edition we are launching a new column by Chemainus’s Bill Greenwell. Titled Musings of a Magpie Mind, this series will run once a month. Get ready for a little of this and a little of that, along with some irreverent humour. Greenwell will also be writing another column for the Citizen, which will also

Cowichan Valley Citizen | Wednesday, April 23, 2014 run once per month. The goings-on in Chemainus will be the focus of this second column. Look for it in a future edition of the Citizen. Chemainus correspondent Bill Greenwell wants to hear from you if you know of something interesting happening in the Chemainus area. Email him at



New column: MUSINGS of a Magpie Mind (Bits and pieces of history, travel and trivia, collected over the years by Bill Greenwell)

Topless in Chenonceau


remember, almost nostalgically, the fuss that was made when the first topless bars opened in Vancouver. It was, we were told, the beginning of the end! But when one of them opened across the street from our ad agency offices, we ignored this dire prediction and the following Friday at lunchtime, we sallied forth to savour this latest fleshpot. But the attraction quickly faded and we gravitated back to our favourite watering holes, feigning indifference to that sort of show, which inevitably became so commonplace. But the baring of flesh has had a colourful history. In the Loire Valley of France stands the oldest, and some claim the most beautiful, Renaissance castle, among the several hundred dotted around. And it was there at Chenonceau in the late 1500s that Catherine de’ Medici hosted a party for the Duke of Aragon that hasn’t been equalled since. Her guests enjoyed mock naval battles and a grand regatta staged on the nearby river Cher, plus a bunch of satyrs chasing lightly clad nymphs in a colourful tableau. But at the banquet, Catherine outdid herself. She had recruited the most beautiful noblewomen in all of France to serve at the long tables as waitresses.... and you’ve guessed it...they were all topless. This castle already had a history of feisty females. It was largely built by Catherine Briconnet around the time that fat Henry was flexing his Tudor muscles on the other side of the Channel. The estate passed to the French crown, so his majesty gave it to his mistress, Dianne of Poitiers. A little later, he was killed in a boar-hunting accident. His long-suffering wife, Catherine de’ Medici promptly took over, punted Poitiers and turned the place into the hub of high society. The extravagances she staged are the stuff of legend. In fact one for her son lasted four days and four nights. On her death, the castle was willed to her daughter Louise, who also didn’t have much

But at the banquet, Catherine outdid herself. She had recruited the most beautiful noblewomen in all of France to serve at the long tables as waitresses....and you’ve guessed it... they were all topless. BILL GREENWELL, columnist

luck in marriage. Her husband Henry lll was assassinated and she turned the place into a gigantic funeral parlour, hanging black on every surface. The whole of France was virtually stripped of black velvet and damask by the grieving widow. The castle changed its image after Louise passed on, because Duchess Marie of Luxembourg, a very religious lady, turned it into a convent and housed all the nuns in the drafty old attics. Chenonceau then hit its low point, as all the Court action had by then, shifted to Versailles. So it was plundered, shuttered and headed for ruin. But again a woman saved the day. In 1773, Madame Claude Dupin took possession and nursed it back to its former splendour. Being a kindhearted aristocrat, she earned a reputation for doing good among the local folk and so survived the wrath of the French Revolution. Chenonceau was spared the fiery end of so many noble houses and Madame Dupin avoided the grisly trip to Madame Guillotine! Over the years Chenonceau has mostly remained in the care of determined women. And if you ever get to visit this magnificent place, like me, you’ll be impressed. (Bill Greenwell prospered in the ad agency arena for 40 years in the U.K. and Canada. He retains a passion for medieval history, marine paintings and piscatorial pursuits. His wife Patricia indulges him in these interests, but being a seasoned writer from a similar background, she has always deplored his weakness for alliteration. This has sadly had no effect on his writing style, whatsoever.)

Paws and Claws in Duncan recently wrapped up an eight-week by-donation gift basket draw worth $135. The proceeds, which totalled $323, went to the Lake Cowichan Animal Rescue Society. The winner of the basket was Brittany McDonald of Duncan, left. The Rescue Society’s volunteer efforts provide a much-needed service to the community. Find Paws and Claws Duncan and the Rescue Society on Facebook, and soon on YouTube. [SUBMITTED]

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100th Anniversary was celebrated in grand style! Many thanks to the following for their invaluable contributions to the overwhelming success of the day: • Members of the Planning Committee – Carolyn Prellwitz, Shelley McKelvie, Ann Andersen, Denise Mayea, Pedro Mengual, Mike McMenamin, Bob King, Len Mayea, Tracy Jones and Gina Kueber – and their many volunteers • Mayor Phil Kent, City of Duncan • City of Duncan Town Crier, Ben Buss • Kimberley Kovacs and Darrin St. Amand – Time Capsule Openers • Members of the Cowichan Valley Schools Heritage Society (CVSHS) • Cowichan Valley Museum and Archives • Koksilah School Historical Society • Duncan Fire Department Historical Society

• School District 79 Operations Department • Cowichan Valley Open Learning Cooperative Culinary Department • St. Andrews Presbyterian Church • Cowichan News Leader Pictorial • Cowichan Valley Citizen • Beverlee McLeod, local artist, for her donation of her Duncan Elementary Miniature Prints • Ecole Mt. Prevost PAC for their donation of Duncan Elementary centennial note cards • Members of the public who donated or loaned items for the displays • Everyone who attended the celebration!

We look forward to many more years of education at Duncan El!


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VALLEY Calendar Miscellaneous • Local author Robyn Gerland shares from her collection of short stories about coming of age in 1950s Vancouver, All These Long Years Later. Free. Wednesday, April 23, noon to 1 p.m. • Meditation with facilitator Gary Greenstein, meditator in the Buddhist tradition for 35 years, free, no registration necessary. Info: Gary 250-746-8637. First class Thursday, April 24, 6:30-7:30 p.m., Duncan library. • Cowichan branch of the Vancouver Island Regional Library welcomes everyone to celebrate the 10th anniversary of the Duncan branch. Refreshments, music, good books and movies

to borrow. April 24, 2-4 p.m. • Learn from Cowichan Green Community how to grow perennial food plants no matter how much space you have. Free. Friday, April 25, 4-6 p.m., Duncan library. • Frances Kelsey Dry Grad garage sale and silent auction fundraiser, Saturday, April 26, 9 a.m.-3 p.m. Drop off donations Mill Bay Storage, Tuesday-Saturday during business hours. Parents and students needed for setup Friday, April 25, 3-9 p.m. and work at sale 8:30 a.m.-3:30 p.m. Info: Deanna 250-715-6816. • Reel Alternatives showing British comedy Le Week-End, Monday, April 28, 7 p.m., Cowichan Theatre, Duncan.

Tickets $12, students $5 rows A-C. Proceeds to Cowichan Valley Hospice. • Black & White Gala Save Shawnigan Water fundraiser, dinner, dance and auction Friday, May 16, 6:30 p.m., Arbutus Ridge banquet room. Music by Maria Manna. Speakers Sean Hern and John Anderson of Farris LLP. Tickets $75 each, available online and Dewar McCarthy & Co. Proceeds to SRA legal action fund.

Seniors • Chemainus Seniors Drop-in Centre dance with Dan Hughes and the Seniors April 26, 7 p.m. Cost $9.

• Chemainus Seniors Drop-in Centre choral concert, April 27, 2 p.m., featuring the Centre Belles & Men’s Choir.

Recreation • Cowichan Intercultural Society free family dance May 2, 7-9 p.m., St. John’s Church Hall, 486 Jubilee St., Duncan. Features music from around the world and free snacks. Info: 250-748-3112. • Sixth annual Youth Art Show at the Youth Artworks and U Fix-It Bikeworks, open May 6-24, 51 Trunk Rd., during regular shop hours. Showcasing art by youth participants to celebrate Mental Health Awareness Week. Show is free.


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Brock Gowanlock heads onto the field at Starbowl. [SUBMITTED]

Starbowl a big day for Bulldogs KEVIN ROTHBAUER CITIZEN

Cowichan Bulldogs defensive lineman Brock Gowanlock was named the B.C. Community Football Association’s Midget Defensive Player of the Year and copped Defensive Player of the Game honours for his team at Starbowl 2014 earlier this month. “Getting defensive MVP of the league felt great,” he said. “I’ve never had any recognition like that before. That was the second time I’d been named Defensive Player of the Game, so it was pretty cool to get that twice in a row.” Gowanlock was one of a dozen Bulldogs named to the VMFL midget all-star game. He was joined on defence by teammates Cory Lewis, Adam Marchetti, Landon Conville, Wyatt MacWatt, Nick Thomas and R.J. Piche, while Eric Williams, Mackey Singh and Eric Maslen suited up on offence. Liam PalcuJohnston and Drayson Price were also selected but were unable to attend. Leading up to Starbowl, the Cowichan players made trips to the Mainland for two weekends of practice, a commitment that turned out to be worth it. “Starbowl is always a good experience,” said Gowanlock, who was making his third appearance in the all-star game. “They have great coaches, so there’s tons of

great stuff to pick up on.” Cowichan midget coach Opie Williams was pleased with the way his players represented the Bulldogs organization. “Everyone played a great and hard-hitting game, showing the league that Cowichan football is producing some high-calibre football players,” he said. “I’m very excited for all my graduating players as they will be looked at for the next level. Cannot wait to get started for next year.” The Nanaimo/Cowichan Red Dogs sent eight players to the bantam Starbowl: Braemon Conville, Malcolm Barr, Nathanael Durken, Dayton Gaskal, Cory Fletcher, Karl Mattison, Dylan Strutt and Justin Young. Gowanlock has one year left of midget eligibility, but he is hoping to catch on with a junior football team, with the ultimate goal of getting a scholarship to play in university. He has been in touch with several junior programs in the province, and will be attending a number of camps in the next month. In the meantime, he is also a standout rugby player with the Cowichan Secondary Thunderbirds. “[The two sports] work really well because rugby is in the spring and football is in the fall,” he said. “I just go with the flow and use the skills from both sports. They cross over well.”

McLean Chicquen, a former Cowichan Valley Thunder minor lacrosse player now with the junior A Victoria Shamrocks, comes face to face with Nanaimo Timbermen goalie Nathan Clark, also formerly of the Cowichan Thunder, during last Wednesday’s pre-season exhibition game between the Island rivals at Fuller Lake Arena, which ended in an 11-11 draw. [KEVIN ROTHBAUER/CITIZEN]

Shawnigan Lake’s Derek Lecky gets away from a Nanaimo defender. [KEVIN ROTHBAUER/CITIZEN]

Former Cowichan Capitals defenceman Karver Everson lines up a shot for Victoria. [KEVIN ROTHBAUER/CITIZEN]

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Frances Kelsey’s Taylor Martin carries the ball during a game against Alberni District Secondary earlier this season. [KEVIN ROTHBAUER/CITIZEN]

Brentwood’s annual regatta is the largest sporting event hosted by a single high school in North America. [CITIZEN FILE]

Brentwood ready for 44th annual regatta KEVIN ROTHBAUER CITIZEN

More than 1,600 rowers and even more spectators, along with hundreds of coaches and volunteers, will convene at Brentwood College School this weekend for the 44th annual Brentwood Regatta, the largest sporting event hosted by a single high school in North America. As of Tuesday, 37 clubs from across North America were registered and expected to bring 1,647 athletes. In 2013, more than 4,000 people flooded the Brentwood campus over the three days of the regatta. “It’s very vibrant on campus,” said Edna Widenmaier, one of the people handling publicity for the regatta.

Widenmaier noted that there will be musical entertainment from school bands and choirs on Saturday, as well as the traditional displays by the entrepreneurship class, selling international foods as they learn the ins and outs of running a business. The school also makes a concerted effort at running a green regatta, with the help of the Cowichan Valley Regional District and local Scouts. The Brentwood Environmental Action Team will have an information booth outside of the Crooks Hall dining room and will be on hand to answer questions about the zero-waste program and other green initiatives at Brentwood. The races themselves are scheduled

to run about once every minute — provided that the weather holds — from 2-8 p.m. on Friday, from 7 a.m. to 8 p.m. on Saturday, and from 7 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. on Sunday. Organizers are hoping for cloudy weather, which will prevent the convection winds that whip up waves on Mill Bay. Rain won’t stop the rowers, but Brentwood’s hoping it stays dry anyway “We don’t want our audience to be unhappy,” Widenmaier said. “The rowers are used to being wet on the water.” For those who can’t make it to the campus, all races will be live streamed at

Scrumfest leads to more success for Kelsey rugby KEVIN ROTHBAUER CITIZEN

A strong showing at Scrumfest two weekends ago propelled Frances Kelsey’s senior boys rubgy team toward a 22-0 win over Nanaimo District Secondary in league play last Thursday. Kelsey earned wins over Stelly’s and Grand Forks at Scrumfest, with their lone defeat coming against G.W. Graham. “Despite having a tough time due to multiple injuries, the boys held their own against some very talented teams from around B.C.,” Kelsey coach Tom Fogarty said. “In our single loss, we had a difficult time initially stopping the strong runners that G.W. Graham had in abundance, but as usual we didn’t back down and the boys were able to begin to play some nice rugby and finished the game on a strong note.” No. 8 Karl Mattison scored two tries in the first half of last Thursday’s victory as the windy and rainy conditions turned the match into a battle between forward packs. The weather eased off in the second half, and the Kelsey backs were able to display their skills, with Saxon Ashbee and Landon Conville going over the line. Prop Dallas (Moose) McLaughlin was named Kelsey’s Man of the Match. “Dallas was immense during this game,” Fogarty said “He hit the rucks like a freight train, made a ton of tackles, and was relentless in hammering the NDSS front row at scrum time. He has definitely been one of the most improved players so far this season; all of his dedication to training and improving as a player is paying off big time.” The Breakers will play their final league game this Thursday at Cowichan Secondary School against the T-Birds’ second XV, kicking off at 3:45 p.m. “As coaches, it has been very rewarding to see the boys implementing more regularly the stuff we are working on during training,” Fogarty said. “We have a very talented young squad — with no less than seven juniors starting against NDSS — and I believe that they can only get better as they mature both physically and mentally. It will definitely be interesting to see how they continue to fair as the season progresses into playoff action in a couple of weeks.”


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Wrestlers battle during the CVWC’s elementary tournament at Duncan Christian School in March. A camp begins next week for athletes ages 4-8. [CITIZEN FILE] Chaz Milne, Becky Bazinet and Alan Park were named to represent Duncan Christian School in the Vancouver Island Seniors Classic. [KEVIN ROTHBAUER/CITIZEN]

DCS trio among local reps in Island Seniors Classic KEVIN ROTHBAUER CITIZEN

Duncan Christian School led the way among schools from the Cowichan Valley with three players selected to play in the Vancouver Island Seniors Classic All-Star Games earlier this month. The DCS Chargers had Alan Park and Chaz Milne picked for the North Boys B Team in the 27th annual event at Spectrum Secondary on April 5 — although Milne was unable to play — while Becky Bazinet suited up for the North Girls Team. Also represented were Cowichan Secondary, with Brayden Aumen on the North Boys A Team, and Brentwood College School, who had Harrison Backer picked for the North Boys A Team and Aidan Carr selected to the B Team. DCS was one of just a few 1A schools represented, along with Glenlyon Norfolk and Cedar. Bazinet, who was named an alternate and only found out she would be playing a few days before the game, called the entire experience “awesome.”

Even before the games started, Park was impressed with the talent level of his teammates. “I walked in, and everybody was hitting threes and dunking,” he said. “It was nice to play at that level.” Probably largely because the players were so good, it didn’t take long for the chemistry to develop. “We meshed so fast,” Park said. The teams had just an hour of practice time before the games. “We worked on knowing each other’s names,” Park noted. Milne was honoured to be selected to the team, but disappointed when he became ill that morning and it turned out he couldn’t play. “It was cool,” he said. “It would have been great to play, but crap happens.” For both Park and Bazinet, the games themselves were bittersweet as their high school basketball careers came to an end. “I think I put in more of an effort because it was my last high school game,” Park said.


The Cowichan Valley Wrestling Club is continuing its efforts to get more young people involved in the sport with the second year of its Future Wrestling Stars program this spring. The grassroots wrestling program is for young athletes ages 4-8 and provides an introduction to the sport. “We ran it for the first time last year and it was a big hit,” said CVWC head coach Nick Zuback.

Beginning April 28, Future Wrestling Stars runs on Monday evenings from 5:306:30 p.m. at Queen of Angels School. The CVWC has had massive success in recent years, sending several athletes to Island, provincial and national championships. The growth of the programs for younger wrestlers included an elementary-age tournament at Duncan Christian School in March. For more information about the Future Wrestling Stars program, email nzuback@ or call 250-815-0959.

Hockey Pool Winners MERIT FURNITURE

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60’ FLAT SCREEN TV Winner RICK MANN (right) with JACKSON MAYO of Sears - Duncan

Duncan gymnast soars at provincials The Duncan Dynamics had strong results at the provincial gymnastics championships in Kamloops last month, but they weren’t the only local athletes to experience success there. Mia Butcher, who lives in Duncan, where she attends Queen of Angels School, and trains at Falcon Gymnastics in Victoria, placed fourth on both vault and uneven bars among 49 entries in the P2 Tyro category, and finished eighth all-around. Butcher qualified for provincials by winning gold medals on floor and bars and a silver on vault and all-around at the Comox Valley Pajama Party Invitational in February, where she also placed seventh on beam.

Traegar Lil Tex Elite Barbeque Winner DOM MANSUETI (right) with BRYAN HOLDER of Sundeck Centre - Duncan

Weekend Pass for 2 to 2014 SunFest Winner SHAUN PARMER (left) with CHARLOTTE FISHER of SunFest 2014




Wednesday, April 23, 2014 | Cowichan Valley Citizen

Shawnigan prepares for worlds by beating Australian school side KEVIN ROTHBAUER CITIZEN

Shawnigan Lake School’s senior boys rugby program prepared for the upcoming Sanix World Rugby Youth Tournament in Japan with a pair of victories over Canberra Grammar School last Thursday. Shawnigan’s second XV won 12-5 over the Australian team, and the firsts won 19-12. This Thursday, Shawnigan’s first XV will fly to Fukuoka, Japan for the World Youth Tournament between some of the best high school teams in world.

“Players and staff are excited about the upcoming opportunity to measure ourselves against some of the very best in the world,� head coach Tim Murdy said. In order to attend, teams had to be recognized as the top rugbyplaying school in their country. The field will include one team each from Uruguay, South Africa, Australia, New Zealand, France, England, and South Korea, as well as eight from Japan. Shawnigan last attended the tournament in 2012, where they placed 10th of 16 teams.

Shawnigan Lake School’s Simon Gray tries to get past a pair of Canberra defenders. [KEVIN ROTHBAUER/CITIZEN]

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See dealer for Extra Grade and Premium Grade fuel discount structure and for full offer details. †Until April 30, 2014, receive 0% APR purchase financing on new 2014 Edge models for up to 48 months, Taurus and Escape models for up to 60 months, and Ford Focus (excluding BEV) and Fiesta models for up to 72 months to qualified retail customers, on approved credit (OAC) from Ford Credit. Not all buyers will qualify for the lowest interest rate. Example: $25,000 purchase financed at 0% APR for 48/60/72 months, monthly payment is $520.83/ $416.66/ $347.22, cost of borrowing is $0 or APR of 0% and total to be repaid is $25,000. Down payment on purchase financing offers may be required based on approved credit from Ford Credit. *Purchase a new 2014 Fiesta S Sedan/2014 Focus S Sedan/2014 Fusion S/2014 Escape S FWD 2.5L for $12,999/$14,999/$23,499/$25,499 after Manufacturer Rebate of $2,500/$2,500/$0/$500 is deducted. Taxes payable on full amount of purchase price after total Manufacturer Rebate has been deducted. Offers include freight and air tax of $1,565/$1,665/$1,665/$1,715 but exclude variable charges of license, fuel fill charge, insurance, dealer PDI (if applicable), registration, PPSA, administration fees and charges, any environmental charges or fees, and all applicable taxes. All prices are based on Manufacturer’s Suggested Retail Price. Manufacturer Rebates are not combinable with any fleet consumer incentives. **Until April 30, 2014, receive 0.99%/0.99%/2.99%/2.49% annual percentage rate (APR) purchase financing on a 2014 Fiesta S Sedan/2014 Focus S Sedan/2014 Fusion S/2014 Escape S FWD 2.5L for a maximum of 84 months to qualified retail customers, on approved credit (OAC) from Ford Credit. Not all buyers will qualify for the lowest APR payment. Purchase financing monthly payment is $160/$185/$310/$331 (the sum of twelve (12) monthly payments divided by 26 periods gives payee a bi-weekly payment of $74/$85/$143/$153 with a down payment of $0 or equivalent trade-in. Cost of borrowing is $460.98/$531.90/$2,574.05/$2,313.14 or APR of 0.99%/0.99%/2.99%/2.49% and total to be repaid is $13,459.98/$15,479.13/$26,073.05/$27,812.14. Offers include a Manufacturer Rebate of $2,500/$2,500/$0/$500 and freight and air tax of $1,565/$1,665/$1,665/$1,715 but exclude variable charges of license, fuel fill charge, insurance, dealer PDI (if applicable), registration, PPSA, administration fees and charges, any environmental charges or fees, and all applicable taxes. Taxes payable on full amount of purchase price after Manufacturer Rebate deducted. Bi-Weekly payments are only available using a customer initiated PC (Internet Banking) or Phone Pay system through the customer’s own bank (if offered by that financial institution). The customer is required to sign a monthly payment contract with a first payment date one month from the contract date and to ensure that the total monthly payment occurs by the payment due date. Bi-weekly payments can be made by making payments equivalent to the sum of 12 monthly payments divided by 26 bi-weekly periods every two weeks commencing on the contract date. Dealer may sell for less. Offers vary by model and not all combinations will apply. ***Estimated fuel consumption ratings for 2014 Fiesta 1.6L I4 5-speed manual transmission: [7.4L/100km (38MPG) City, 5.2L/100km (54MPG) Hwy] 2014 Focus 2.0L I4 5-speed manual transmission: [7.8L/100km (36MPG) City, 5.5L/100km (51MPG) Hwy] / 2014 Fusion FWD 2.5L I4 6-speed SST transmission: [9.2L/100km (31MPG) City, 5.8L/100km (49MPG) Hwy] / 2014 Escape FWD 2.5L I4 6-speed automatic transmission: [9.5L/100km (30MPG) City, 6.3L/100km (45MPG) Hwy]. Fuel consumption ratings based on Transport Canada approved test methods. Actual fuel consumption will vary based on road conditions, vehicle loading, vehicle equipment, vehicle condition, and driving habits. ‡‡Estimated fuel consumption using Environment Canada approved test methods, 2014 Ford Fiesta with 1.0L EcoBoost engine. Class is Subcompact Car versus 2013 competitors. Subcompact Car class and competitor data based on 2013 NRCan Vehicle Class ratings and classifications for subcompact cars with regular gasoline. †††Claim based on analysis by Ford of Polk global new registration for CY2012 for a single nameplate which excludes rebadged vehicles, platform derivatives or other vehicle nameplate versions. ††Based on 2007 - 2013 R. L. 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