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Man attacks truck in road rage incident SARAH SIMPSON CITIZEN

Kyle Siebring holds a sign expressing thanks as he attends Remembrance Day ceremonies in Duncan. For video and photos from ceremonies in Duncan and Cobble Hill, scan this image with the Layar app on your smart phone or go to For photos from Cobble Hill’s Remembrance Day service, see page 13. [KEVIN ROTHBAUER/CITIZEN]

Sudden death stuns boy’s family KEVIN ROTHBAUER CITIZEN

Generous. Goofy. Lovable. Those are the words that repeatedly come up when family members describe 11-year-old Caleb Kroffat, who died suddenly outside the Island Savings Centre last Friday night.

Caleb was attending a Cowichan Valley Capitals junior hockey game with his family — twin brother Ethan, and parents Jason and Renee — when he went outside between periods. Soon after, he was found unconscious, and despite the assistance of several individuals, including the driver

of the Victoria Grizzlies’ team bus, he was pronounced dead shortly after he arrived at Cowichan District Hospital. Ethan, who was especially close to his brother, was among the last to see Caleb. The two shared a paper route, planted a garden together, and biked together to

Drinkwater Elementary School, where they were in the same Grade 6 class. “He was a really good friend,” said Ethan. The Kroffats are a hockey family. The brothers played together See There were • page 4

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Shawnigan Lake RCMP are on the lookout for a man accused of road rage after an incident that began at the Mill Bay Tim Hortons drive-thru and ended with a sledgehammer at the side of the road. The incident started about 8:30 a.m. on Thursday, Nov. 7 and involved the drivers of a brown, older Acura Integra and a blue Ford truck. “The dispute was over who was to proceed next in the line up,” said Shawnigan Lake detachment spokesperson Cpl. Jason Kerr. “The truck proceeded first in the line up with the Integra following. The driver of the Integra proceeded to bump the truck with his car several times while in the line up.” The occupants of both vehicles got their orders and drove away, but it wasn’t the end of their altercation, Kerr explained. “As the truck was approaching Cowichan Bay Road the driver observed the Integra speed past him, cut in front of him and slam See Man uses • page 5


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JAWS NEEDED IN OBORNE BAY ROAD CRASH The Jaws of Life were needed to extract a man from his Hyundai Tuesday morning near Crofton. The call went out at 8:55 a.m. for Crofton firefighters to help and about a half an hour later, crews from the South End hall were also paged out for their extrication equipment. The single-vehicle incident occurred along Osborne Bay Road just north of Escarpment Way. [KEVIN ROTHBAUER/CITIZEN]

Fontana case back in court SARAH SIMPSON CITIZEN

Daryl Fontana is charged with production of a controlled substance for the purpose of trafficking. [FILE]

Daryl (Corky) Fontana’s case was scheduled to go before a judge at the Duncan Law Courts Tuesday morning, according to the B.C. Ministry of Justice’s online court services. The Duncan businessman and co-accused Clifton Jeffery Ho Tung are charged with the production of a controlled substance and possession for the purpose of trafficking. Charges against the men were sworn on Aug. 24, 2012 as a result of alleged offences that occurred on

Stolen tools have RCMP reminding to lock up A tote full of tools has been stolen from the Madill Street and Neva Road area of Lake Cowichan. The tote was taken from the back of a pickup truck sometime during the night of Nov. 10, according to Lake Cowichan RCMP Const. Grant Desmet. “T he tote contained various tools,” he said. “RCMP are reminding people to ensure their vehicles and homes are locked and to report suspicious people and behaviour.” Anyone with information about this or any other crime is encouraged to call the Lake Cowichan RCMP at 250-749-6668 or Crime Stoppers, anonymously, at 1-800222-8477 (TIPS). Sarah Simpson, Citizen

or around June 27, 2012. Fontana pleaded not guilty and has requested to be tried by judge alone rather than jude and jury. A preliminary inquiry date has been set for Dec. 16 at 9:30 a.m. at the Duncan Law Courts, according to the Court Registry. In 2011, Fontana, spent eight months at Pennsylvania’s Moshannon Valley Correctional Center after his April 2010 arrest for attempting to smuggle a backpack of marijuana into the Washington state. He’d been promised $10,000 for the job.




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‘There were no signs; nothing that we knew of’: Caleb’s mom From page 1 on the same pee wee hockey team, with Caleb on defence and Ethan on forward. Jason also skated for the junior A Capitals in the 1990s, which added another level to Friday’s

tragedy for the family. “I played minor hockey in the community, and junior hockey, and then I take my kid to a game, and that’s where he passes away,” he said. Caleb also enjoyed hunting and fishing, and recently returned

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from a week-long hunting trip to the Williams Lake area with his dad and grandfather, where he shot his first deer and spotted an enormous moose that his dad took down. Renee remembers a boy who did what he felt like, and wasn’t concerned with anyone else’s opinions. “He didn’t care what people thought of him,” she said. “He went to school in his Stanfields. He said they kept him warm, and he didn’t care what

they looked like.” According to his family, Caleb didn’t have any health problems that they knew of, and he was active. “There were no signs; nothing we knew of,” said Renee. “That’s what is making it so difficult.” B.C. Coroner’s Service spokesperson Barb McClintock said that no cause of death had been determined as of Tuesday, and couldn’t speculate on when it might be known. “There is nothing seemingly



City of Duncan Council gives notice, under Section 892 of the Local Government Act, that it will hold a Public Hearing on Monday, November 18, 2013 at 6:30 p.m. in the Council Chambers of City Hall, 200 Craig Street, Duncan, BC to receive public input on the following:

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Zoning Bylaw Amendment Bylaw No. 3097, 2013 The purpose of this bylaw is to amend “Zoning Bylaw 1540, 1988” to permit Secondary Suites and Garden Suites in R-1, R-2, and RM-1 zoned areas, where only one principle single family residential dwelling exists, subject to the conditions, size, location, height, access and parking requirements contained in the bylaw, and in addition to meeting servicing and BC Building Code requirements. Official Community Plan Bylaw Amendment Bylaw No 3096, 2013 The purpose of this bylaw is to amend “Official Community Plan Bylaw 2030, 2007” by repealing Development Permit Area Policies Section 12.1.2(j) related to signs, so that signs may be administered through Sign Permits, with the exception of monument or pylon signs which will still require Development Permits in accordance with the relevant Development Permit Area Guidelines. This bylaw is related to the City’s new Sign Bylaw No. 3095. If you believe your interests may be affected by the proposed amending Bylaws you may express your views to City Council at the PUBLIC HEARING to be held at 6:30 p.m., Monday, November 18, 2013 at City Hall, 200 Craig Street, Duncan, BC. If you cannot attend the Public Hearing, you may write to City Council at the address or fax number shown below, or send an e-mail to, before 4:00 p.m., Monday, November 18, 2013. Your submission will become part of the public record. If you have any questions regarding the amendments, please contact Michelle Geneau, Planner at 250746-6126 or If you want to inspect copies of the proposed Bylaws and related information, please contact City Hall, 200 Craig Street, Duncan, BC, Monday to Friday, between 8:30 a.m. and 4:30 p.m., except Statutory Holidays, from the date of publication of this notice to the date of the Public Hearing. The bylaws are also available on the City website, Karen Burley Director of Corporate Services 200 Craig Street Duncan, BC V9L 1W3; Phone: 250-746-6126; Fax: 250-746-6129

Open burning releases a hazardous mixture of cancercausing compounds and other toxic substances in the form of smoke pollution, seriously impacting local air quality and human health. Hospital admission rates, simply for kids here with respiratory problems, are consistently more than 20% higher than the provincial average - as smoke gets trapped here by our unique geography. CVRD Smoke Control Bylaw No. 3716 restricting backyard burning within CVRD Electoral Areas A, B, C, D, and E is now in place, and effective immediately. This bylaw is similar to those in other local municipalities. Please take a moment to check out free drop off alternatives, and familiarize yourself and your neighbours about the new rules and penalties of up to $750.00 for burning in CVRD electoral areas. The following are simply highlights of the bylaw if you must burn next Spring: Open Burning is only allowed: th th th th; 1. from Oct. 15 – Nov. 15 or Mar. 15 – Apr. 15 2. when the Provincial air quality ‘Venting Index’ is rated as “Good” (see websites below); 3. for untreated natural wood, prunings, or branches only (no leaves, grass clippings, garbage or construction waste; 4. a minimum 10 metres from the property line; 5. if it is limited to one pile 2 metres (W) x 2 metres (H); and 6. when it is conducted and concluded between 7 AM and sunset of the same day. For detailed information on all CVRD burning bylaws, rules and alternatives to burning, please visit: or call the CVRD at 250-746-2500 or after hours Bylaw Enforcement at 250-746-2560. C OW I C H A N VALLEY REGIONAL DISTRICT 175 Ingram Street, Duncan, B.C., V9L 1N8 Phone: 250-746-2500 x Fax: 250-746-2513 Email: Web:

obvious, and nothing suspicious going on,” she said. “It’s a very sad story.” Both Island Savings Centre Manager John Elzinga and Capitals Director of Sales and Marketing David Van Deventer offered condolences on behalf of their respective organizations. “It’s tragic,” said Elzinga. “Our thoughts go out to the family. We are still waiting for details about the situation.” Both Jason and Renee were grateful for the community’s response to the family’s tragedy. “A huge thank you to the Cowichan Valley for its support and generosity, and to everybody who came to Caleb’s aid, at the hospital and the game,” they said. A service for Caleb will be held at the Cowichan Exhibition on Saturday at 11 a.m., and the family is planning to have his jersey on display at the Caps’ next home game on Nov. 22. “We’re kind of hoping everybody can come out to that,” said Renee.

Thieves smash windows on two vehicles Lake Cowichan RCMP are investigating two apparent smash and grabs involving vehicles parked near the corner of Highway 18 and Skutz Falls Road. The crimes were committed on Nov. 5 between 7:30 and 8:13 a.m., police believe. Lake Cowichan RCMP Const. Andrew Burn reports the driver’s side windows of both vehicles were smashed. “It appeared the inside of the vehicles had been rummaged through,” he said. Those with information about this or any other crime in the Lake Cowichan service area are encouraged to call the detachment at 250-749-6668 or Crime Stoppers, anonymously at 1-800-222-TIPS (8477). Sarah Simpson, Citizen


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Man uses sledgehammer to bash truck From page 1

Opened in December 2009, Warmland House is struggling to keep up with the needs of the community’s less fortunate. A campaign is now underway to secure sponsors to help pay the facility’s food bills. [SARAH SIMPSON/CITIZEN]

Warmland House facing crisis as food running out SARAH SIMPSON CITIZEN

When it opened in late 2009, Warmland House was designed to include a 15-bed shelter, but right away the folks at the Canadian Mental Health Association’s Cowichan branch knew the need was greater. So, they installed bunk beds in the shelter, making room for 30. Outside funding only covered the 15 beds and for the last three years reserves and generally scraping by have financed the remainder. But times have gotten tougher over the years, not just for the patrons of the Lewis Street facility, but for the facility itself. “We’ve worked really hard to try to make it work,” said Warmland Housing Manager James Tousignant. And while the funding they do get covers the staffing costs, the facility’s food budget can no longer be stretched to accommodate double the patrons. “We’ve been turning people away off and on since mid September,” Tousignant said. “It’s becoming more difficult.” In September they asked primary funders BC Housing for a boost to cover the extra 15 beds. “They said no they can’t do that,” Tousignant said. BC Housing does help out in the winter, funding 10 emergency shelter beds in times of extreme weather, however. But Tousignant said the facility is on a zero-increase budget and is desperate for more help this winter.

“We can’t cover this,” he said, noting that a push is on now to find partners to help pay the food bills specifically. “Partners would make it so much easier,” he said. “We feed far more than 15 individuals. Our suppers might have 40 people.” Some brunches cater to upwards of 80 people on days when the food bank is closed. “We actually ran out of food,” he said. “We’re just being stretched really hard to meet the demand and we’re really calling for partners to help us out.” Tousignant hopes to attract individuals or organizations to sponsor one day of meals each month for the next four months — just to help get them through the winter. That would amount to $400 total, or $100 a month for four months. “That would be breakfast and supper and the possibility of a brunch as well,” he said. “If we get 10 sponsors a month, boy that would make a big difference across our budget and our ability to feed people.” Tousignant hopes people with means will pitch in and support those in need, knowing that one day the shoe very well could be on the other foot. “Things in the world are changing and we see that immediately. If you’re living from paycheque to paycheque and something happens in your life, you get bounced right out of where you are and you end up with us,” he said. Call 250-715-1132 for more information on how to help.

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on his brakes. This culminated with both vehicles coming to a stop in the travel portion of the right hand lane,” Kerr said. The rage happened next. “The driver of the Integra exited his car with a sledgehammer and walked back to the truck. He struck the driver’s side window of the truck twice with the sledgehammer shattering the window,” Kerr said. The driver remained inside his truck and, Kerr noted, in an effort to get away from the alleged assailant, he tried to push the Integra off the road with his truck. “The driver of the Integra returned to his car, hitting the truck twice more with his sledgehammer causing a dent and smashing the driver’s side headlight, before getting into his car and driving away.” The Integra was last seeing turning east onto Cowichan Bay Road from the Trans Canada Highway. The driver of the truck called 911 and remained at the scene for police attendance. The police are now seeking the alleged assailant. He is described as being in his late 20s, standing about 5-foot-10inches tall and weighing in at about 165 pounds. He has a slim build with dark hair and

dark scruffy facial hair. “He was wearing a grey hoodie with the hood pulled over his head at the time of this incident,” Kerr said. The car is described as an older Acura Integra, possibly mid ’90s, dirty and two-toned brown. Those who may know the suspect or his whereabouts are encouraged to call the Shawnigan Lake RCMP at 250-743-5514 or Crime Stoppers anonymously at 1-800-222-8477.

“The driver of the Integra returned to his car, hitting the truck twice more with his sledge hammer causing a dent and smashing the driver’s side headlight, before getting into his car and driving away.” CPL. JASON KERR, RCMP


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Proposed changes to ALC would eat ALR alive s he the Agriculture Minister, or is he still working for the oil and gas industry? B.C. Agriculture Minister Pat Pimm, according to leaked documents that made their way to the Globe and Mail newspaper last week, is proposing radical changes to the Agricultural Land Commission that would devastate farmland in this province. Bill Bennett, the minister of energy and mines, is the one in charge of the core review that has given birth to Pimm’s recommendations, and he’s the one who’s been speaking in defence of what’s going on behind the


B.C. Liberal cabinet’s closed doors. His assurances that farmland is important to this government and they will in no way endanger it are very difficult to believe at this juncture, with the proposed changes on the table. The independent Agricultural Land Commission, which Pimm’s proposals would effectively dismantle, giving away their power over agricultural land decisions to various government departments, is absolutely vital to there continuing to be farmland in this province. The ALC must continue to be



allowed to act without political interference — we can see with this proposal what will happen if it doesn’t. This government’s priority to develop the oil and gas industry could well be allowed to cripple the agriculture sector, which they apparently deem less important. Why else would they be proposing to hand over agricultural land decisions in sections of the province to the B.C. Oil and Gas Commission? Because of their extensive knowledge of farming? Obviously not. They want to be able to yank land out of the Agri-

cultural Land Reserve at will for industrial use. The leaked documents state a desire for economic development considerations to hold equal weight with agricultural considerations in decisions affecting ALR land. They want towns and cities to be able to yank land out of the reserve on municipal approvals to accommodate urban sprawl. Farmland is often the easiest for developers to build on, after all, as it’s often flat and cleared already. Who cares about actually feeding all those people, right?

Dr. Rimmer truly one of the best

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With regard to Dr. Tom Rimmer winning the Best In BC Award from the College of Family Physicians: Dr. Rimmer isn’t my family doctor, but we’ve met several times over the years when I have been injured and ended up in Emergency. Each time, he impressed me with his frankness, his genuinely caring nature, and his professionalism. Often people trade horror stories amongst their friends and family after being attended to by a doctor, and all I can say is that many of our local family doctors, hospital physicians and specialists would do well to study the way Dr. Rimmer practises medicine — he treats the patient first, and then the illness. Bravo! Congratulations on a very well-deserved award.

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It is vital for the future of our communities to hang on to some kind of food security — and that means maintaining the ability to produce our food relatively close to home. To do that, with the value of property in our province, we must protect our agricultural land. The potential rapid disappearance of that land is not an unfounded fear. After all, as the Globe and Mail story points out, the ALC came into being in the 1970s because thousands of hectares of agricultural land was being lost every year.

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Weather events not linked to emissions While I fully support sustaining the Echo Heights lands in their present state, this I do simply because they are beautiful and one of few such places readily available to folks without serious financial resources. However, attributing climate change and global warming to man-caused carbon emissions represents hyperbole at best, and cant at worst. In his recent letter, Mr. Nix attributes certain natural catastrophes to man-caused emissions of carbon dioxide. This assertion, however, represents somewhat of a paradox. Some years ago, Dr. Pat McGeer,

then responsible for approving research conducted at UBC, reminded us that our boreal forests and prairie grasslands, together with the process of photosynthesis, cause Canada to be a net sequesterer of carbon while contributing necessary oxygen to our Earth’s atmosphere. Mr. Nix goes on to write of the dilemma of direct profits from development of natural lands. We certainly should all be concerned that this tendency of governments be carefully monitored and only rationally exercised. But to connect such decision making to the impacts of climate change represents an illogical leap to fantasy. Like others, whose numbers

include less than two per cent of all Earth’s scientists ruminating in related fields, he asserts that man-caused carbon emissions have precipitated present-day catastrophes such as, and I quote: “Hurricane Sandy, floods in Calgary, droughts in America’s farmbelt, rising oceans destroying farmland in Bangladesh” and those most famous of definitive words: “on and on”. Using the worst of hyperbole, Mr. Nix then closes by citing a current CBC news report of a particular storm occurring in this century, which is a mere 13 years old. Now, even if the report meant the last 100 years, numberless storms even more damaging than the one cited occurred in

centuries past; indeed, many even preceding the industrial revolution. Violent storms, hurricanes, volcanic eruptions, wildfires, devastating floods and other natural phenomena have occurred throughout the millennia. The propensity of some folks to attribute today’s natural phenomena to man-caused carbon emissions is specious indeed. Better they direct their passions to monitoring effective government management of our human condition. Pat Mulcahy Saltair Carbon Myth Buster Find the Cowichan Valley Citizen online at


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Cowichan, carbon and committees I read with interest and astonishment several entries in your paper. There was a link between the three leading to the letter from the “Carbon Buster” a member of the North Cowichan Climate Change Advisory Committee. First, there is Don Graham’s letter of gifted irony about the Echo Heights Centre for Biodiversity and Pharmaceuticals. Tremendous analysis of the issue. Then there is the article about Cowichan’s ranking for business — last. But apparently there are worse places. Where? Cairo is in Egypt. You go from there to the “Carbon Buster”. He even rates a picture. To develop some of the biodiversity/pharmaceuticals area will result in billions of dollars in cost to the world, not $7 million of revenue for North Cowichan. It will cause droughts, flooding in Calgary, Bangladesh farmland destruction and “so on”. The CBC reporting the “Storm of the Century” last week in Britain was an example of their usual accuracy. There have been “Storms of the Century” since before there were centuries. Remember Noah and the ark? He must have put two “Carbon Busters” on that boat. Thanks Noah. Is there any balance to the thought process of the North Cowichan Advisory Committees? Is there someone in that climate change cabal who can say “whoa Nellie”? Are they all “carbon busters”? We have spent $250,000 to get some “carbon buster” groupies to give us a report saying we should hire an $80,000 a year bike monitor and we need to incorporate our own electricity company. How can we pay for these recommendations if we stay in last place (but probably better then Cairo). What “advice” does our local government get in making its decisions? Glen Ridgway North Cowichan


This morning, much like any other morning, I made myself a hot cup of coffee and read the Cowichan Valley Citizen. Not out of the ordinary for my weekend morning routine. I’m 17 years old, and attending Frances Kelsey Secondary. While reading a front page article about kids who threatened 11- and 12-year-old trick-or-treaters, my stomach turned. Although, unfortunately, I do not know any related information regarding the awful teenagers who terrorized these undeserving youth, as a youth myself and active anti-bullying advocate

throughout my school, I feel somewhat responsible for the pain that peers somewhat older than myself have caused, simply because I am surrounded by friends of that age group. This is my public apology to the two boys who were threatened and chased on a night that was supposed to be about fun, laughter and eating so much candy your stomach might pop. Also to their families who are understandably disgusted in how their children were treated. I am so sorry that these immature kids haven’t learned the valuable life lesson of responsibility and positive example that they will one day learn, because today it’s resulted in an awful situation at your expense. Not all high school teenagers

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are mean and selfish like those you came across. You did not deserve to be terrorized on Halloween night, and I will do everything I can through my school and peer group to ensure that everyone I know, knows this is not okay. Cowichan Valley is made up of loving, encouraging and respectful people, very few who are selfish and disruptive.

I can only hope that next year, and in the following years, your actions on Halloween night aren’t fully influenced by those awful kids and you’re able to dress up and continue Halloween traditions without fear of threats, bullying and harassment. Sara Gillis Shawnigan Lake

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BC Hydro bullying residents “Fluff”, huh? (See letter by Randy Kits, Oct. 23) Bullying is unacceptable at any level. Bullying is a pathological response expressed in threats, trespassing and assault. It hurts people. Bullying is delusion calling itself “smart” and being implemented as experimentation in society. BC Hydro’s recent attempts at extortion are an unconscionable imposition of an exploitative corporate agenda which has no compunction over dishonesty and refuses to listen to voices of reason. This bullying is all about money. Smart (spy) meters are definitely not handed out at no cost to those who have failed to resist them. Those who accept will pay and they will pay more than

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An exuberant trio of tenors, from left, Paul Ouellette, Ken Lavigne and Philip Grant, present a wide variety of popular showstoppers in their show entitled Romanza at St. John’s Anglican Church Hall Thursday, Nov. 7. The show, a fundraiser to help replace the hall’s floor, drew a packed house to the downtown venue. [LEXI BAINAS/CITIZEN]

Tenors delight sold-out crowd LEXI BAINAS CITIZEN

Cowichan music lovers were obviously in the mood for a little “romanza” Thursday evening. Every seat was sold in the hall at St. John’s Church in Duncan for a special fundraising concert featuring tenors Ken Lavigne, Philip Grant and Paul Ouellette. The tenors were happy, too.

“Wow! A full house!” cried Lavigne when the trio came on stage to start the event. He was bravely dealing with a sore throat and told the audience, “This is a cough drop friendly zone!” The trio opened with the famous Spanish song, Granada and went on to perform a variety of songs such as that evergreen favourite,

Loch Lomond. They were accompanied by a tasty four-piece combo, including Chloe McConchie (violin), Patrick Courtin (piano), Casey Ryder (guitar) and Simon Millington (bass). Organizers at the church were delighted at the huge crowd, as the money raised will be used to help re-floor the hall, which is used widely by community groups.

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Satire strikes in Stephen Harper musical LEXI BAINAS CITIZEN

Are you ready for a timely show entitled, Stephen Harper: The Musical: How to Survive and Thrive in the Dying Days of the Empire of Oil? The presentation by James Gordon claims to put the “ire” back in political satire. To see a video clip, check out com/watch?v=6UJkwhKBjFw and then get your tickets for either the

Nov. 13 or 14 shows at the Duncan Garage Showroom. Gordon has worked for the CBC and performs across Canada as a musician and actor. The show opened in Hamilton where it was a hit with the audience. Gordon includes jabs at the huge issues of the day, with plenty of bark and bite in songs and discussions with a puppet, plenty of audience interaction, projected

images, in a passionate presentation about where Canada is going as a nation. The past couple of weeks have show us all that there is plenty of humour to mined in them thar’ political hills, so why not see what a cutting edge comic can do with a puppet prime minister? If nothing else, it’ll stimulate conversation. Tickets are $20 each. Call 250748-7246 or email longevityjohn@ to reserve yours.

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Visit from bathing bird turns into book LEXI BAINAS CITIZEN

A Valley photographer has turned a chance encounter with a big bird into a charming children’s book. Angela Atkins, author of Owlfred and Mrs. Moogaloo explained last week that a mystery visitor to her backyard in Duncan in 2011 turned out to be an owl looking for a bath. “It was a really hot, hot day. All summer, at least twice a week, I’d go out and think: what on earth is getting into my water feature? The rocks were all fallen over, there was a mess all over the place. Then, when this bird arrived, I thought, ‘Oh, it’s been you all along!’ But this time it was in daylight and it was amazing.” She thought it was a great opportunity to take photos when he showed up, but didn’t run for her camera immediately. Eventually she slipped inside for it but was disappointed to find the bird gone from his branch when she returned. “But I turned around and here he was sitting right behind me on the edge of the water feature. He scared the living daylights out of me. I kind of backed away and sat on a chair and started clicking pictures of him. Then he tried to get into the water but the rocks were there and he flew back up. “I looked up and asked, ‘Would you like me to get the rocks back out for you?’ It was just like in the book: he spoke back to me. So, I took the rocks out of the water and he flew back in immediately. “He was preening in the water and then flew up to a branch and started fluffing himself. Then he flew back down for another rinse. It was wonderful.” The book includes her photographs of his visit, and some illustrations done by a friend, showing the bird she named Owlfred dunking himself in the water,

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Classical Concerts presents ‘A Musical Fantasy’ at St. Michael’s Church LEXI BAINAS CITIZEN

It will be “A Musical Fantasy� 2 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 17, in the intimate setting of St. Michael’s

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Craft fair has gifts galore to choose from Craft fair Alert! The Duncan Volunteer Fire Department’s ladies auxiliary, the Alerts, are holding their 20th annual craft fair on Saturday, Nov. 16. Get a head start on your holiday shopping at this free event, which features a wide selection of arts and crafts including jewelry, clocks, stained glass, and more. Organized by the Alerts, with the help of the firefighters, the event brings together more than 40 local craft vendors. “What started with 20 tables in the department’s meeting hall, has now grown so much that we use both the hall and the truck bay,” said one of the event’s organizers, Elisabeth Ruiter. Although the number of tables has doubled, the focus remains on locally handmade craft items, said Ruiter. A hot dog barbecue, concession and Santa photo ops with a vintage fire truck are sure to make this a fun filled family day. The proceeds from the table fee, Santa photos and food sales will benefit Muscular Dystrophy Canada. There is also a raffle of gift baskets made up of donations from the fire hall members and their families. The event takes place between 10 a.m. and 3 p.m. at the Duncan Fire Hall at 468 Duncan St., next to the BC Access Centre. For more information about the fair or if you are interested in setting up a table, please contact Elisabeth Ruiter at 250-709-1155.

Val Rivett-Carnac survived Japanese concentration camp in WWII

T Drop off your scrap metal to help the grads For the month of November, the Cowichan Lake District Chamber of Commerce is teaming up with the Lake Cowichan School grads of 2014 and CICV radio for a special fundraising scrap metal drive. Bins will be located at Darling Tire and Automotive and at the old Stanley Gordon School for residents to drop off small scrap metal items. Drop off your big metal items like cars and trucks at the Schnitzer Depot in Duncan at 3015 Boys Rd. and let them know you are donating to the Cowichan Lake Chamber Scrap Metal Drive and the money will go to the cause. So before the snow flies, why not clean up the garden and at the same time you can support chamber of commerce programs and projects, the grad class and the local community radio?

he son of a career British army offibest tidbits were the caked burnt chunks cer, Val Rivett-Carnac came to the off the bottom of the barrel. We drank Island with his family in 1912 at the water, there was no tea or coffee. Later age of eight, his parents having retired some Portuguese from Macao moved in in Chemainus. Upon completing school, and they knew how to cook rice so they he began an apprenticeship as a machintook over the cooking and it was much ist/electrician in the Victoria Lumber & better. We asked for wooden platforms Manufacturing Co. mill. to sleep on and they were provided but, But, with the Depression, he recalled in they were soon full of bed bugs, so we CHRONICLES Memories of the Chemainus Valley, “all removed them and went back to the T.W. Paterson the unmarried young men were laid off cement. There were rats everywhere. at the Mill”. So he sailed aboard a PhillipLater on, we were given tea but no milk pines-bound Japanese freighter. There was no work or sugar. there but he did find employment as an electrician “Every morning we were counted and we saluted at a cement works in Hong Kong. He was there Japan, the Land of the Rising Sun, by looking to when Japan, which had already invaded mainland the east and bowing at 15 degrees. The parade China, entered the Second World War. ground was muddy up to the ankles. The Japan“In 1941 the Hong Kong Defence Corps was ese officers insisted that we salute them on sight, formed and we trained with the army about once always. a week. The garrison had about 7,000 men. When “Cigarettes were used as money. For 11 packPearl Harbour was hit, the Japanese came down ages of cigarettes smuggled in to me by a Chinese through the jungle to Singapore and also to Hong friend, I got a groundsheet, a mess tin and another Kong. We held them at Kowloon in some bitter blanket. Some commandants were brutal but fighting but we had to retreat to the island of Hong others were easier. The guards were Korean. About Kong. The Japanese came across in small boats, 1944, the A-category men were shipped to Japan to sampans, anything that floated, and lost thousands work. One such ship, the Lisbon Maru, was torpedfrom our fire getting across. The Japanese comoed by the Americans and several hundred prisonmander sent a note demanding surrender but our ers were drowned. We, who stayed in Hong Kong, commander said ‘no,’ and the fighting went on. were put to work enlarging the runways at the airThen another note was sent and another, ‘no.’ We port for bombers. We walked several miles to work destroyed everything useful and, on Christmas Day and back again. We were removing a hill which was 1941, we surrendered. The Japanese let us eat our sacred to the Chinese and I can still see the endless Christmas dinner and it was a good meal, the last stream of Chinese walking out to new territory. for a long time. The Japanese wanted to get rid of them. “They put us in a military camp which had “When the war ended, the British planes came already been looted by the Chinese. There was over and dropped food, chocolates and newspapers. nothing in it, absolutely nothing. We cooked our A few days later the British navy came in. What a rice in oil drums cut in half and slept on the congreat sight! I was put on a hospital ship and sent to crete floor. I had a white wool blanket that I had Brisbane, Australia. The Australians didn’t know brought from the hospital. The rice was a horrible what to do with us but they put us in a Catholic soggy mess but it was all we had, and we ate it. The hospital for two weeks and they were awfully good to us. Then we went to an Australian barracks and were given Australian uniforms, complete with turned-up hats. We were sent by train to Sidney, about 2,000 miles away, and, at every little station where we stopped, people showered us with cakes and cigarettes. At Sidney, no one knew what to do with us, so they handed us over to the Navy and we were given naval uniforms. We were put in huts and it was the dry season and very dusty. I had a cousin in Sidney who was an Admiral of the Pacific Fleet. I was invited to their place for lunch which was quite a change for me after our experiences. In a few weeks, we were put on a troopship and went to Perth and, from there to Southampton. It was April and I’ll never forget that lovely spring. I was billeted with Jo’s (later to become my wife) aunt where my sister, Mollie, was also stationed. I went back to Hong Kong in 1946...I went to work on rebuilding of the cement works which had been bombed by the Americans. We had lots of ‘coolies’ helping us and it helped that I had learned Cantonese over the years. In 1950 I returned to Canada and Jo came out from England and we were married in Duncan. We went back to Hong Kong for 18 months and returned in 1952...” (Reprinted with permission from Memories of the Chemainus Valley.)


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Caps drop 2 of 3 divisional games KEVIN ROTHBAUER CITIZEN

After a strong start to the weekend at home on Friday night, the B.C. Hockey League’s Cowichan Valley Capitals couldn’t keep the ball rolling, and suffered road losses against Island Division opponents on Saturday and Sunday. The Caps kicked things off with a 2-1 win over the Victoria Grizzlies at the Island Savings Centre on Friday night. A rematch with the Grizzlies in Victoria the next night yielded a 7-2 defeat for the Caps. On Sunday, a long trip to Powell River ended with a 6-3 loss at the hands of the Kings. “Obviously, we’re not happy with a 33 per cent winning percentage,” said head coach Bob Beatty. “But given that our lineup is depleted — and I don’t want to use any excuses — I think that we’ve got better days ahead of us.” Of course, Beatty wasn’t displeased with the win that kicked off the weekend. “I thought we had a good effort Friday night for sure,” he said. “We played hard and we were fairly responsible.” Dane Gibson opened the scoring just before the four-minute mark of the first period. The Grizzlies tied things up with a powerplay marker late in the second, but Jesse Neher potted a shorthanded goal early in the third that stood up as the game-winner. The goal was Neher’s second in 22 games this year after potting nine in 34 appearances with the Caps last season. Beatty had praise for both his goal-scorers. “I thought Dane had a good game, and not just because he scored,” said the coach. “He played one of his better games of the year. Jesse has had a lot of great games where he hasn’t been rewarded on the scoresheet, but his play hasn’t gone unnoticed just because he’s not as statistically good as

he was last year.” Gibson scored twice on Saturday, but it wasn’t nearly enough to counter the Victoria onslaught as Cowichan struggled to defend. “We were just god-awful without the puck,” said Beatty. “We couldn’t check our coats.” The Grizzlies, said the coach, took the opportunity to “break loose” against the Caps. “We’ve had their number so far this year, but they outplayed us. We were horrid in our own end.” Despite the result on Sunday, it wasn’t all bad in Beatty’s view. “I didn’t mind our game, aside from the obvious,” he said. “We were down 3-0 after the first period, but I don’t think we played that bad. We made some mistakes that cost us, and that can’t happen against Powell River.” The Caps pushed back in the second, narrowing the gap on goals by Kyle Horsman and Mitch Ball. The Kings regained the momentum in the third period, another three-goal frame for the hosts broken by Taki Pantziris’s powerplay goal. Cowichan will head off this Thursday on a long road trip to the Interior, where they will visit the Salmon Arm Silverbacks, West Kelowna Warriors and Vernon Vipers. “They’re three tough teams, and we’ll have to scratch and claw to get some points and get back to .500,” said Beatty. The Caps will get at least one of three missing forwards back, as Steen Cooper returns from the World Junior A Challenge, where he helped Canada West to a bronze medal. Mason Malkowich, who has missed 14 games, and Brayden Gelsinger, who was out for all three games last weekend, could also return.

For the first time in its six-year existence, the North Cowichan-Duncan Sports Wall of Fame committee has made the unique move of announcing the 2013 inductees ahead of the ceremony at the Cowichan Golf and Country Club this Saturday evening. “We decided this year we were going to announce them because there are people in the community who, if they know people who will be inducted, will want to be there,” said committee member and North Cowichan Parks and Recreation Director Ernie Mansueti. “This gives them the opportunity to attend.” This year’s class again includes five inductees who have had a wide range of impacts on the sporting community. Ron Andruff grew up in Chemainus and came out of the Fuller Lake Minor Hockey system to be drafted in the first round by the World Hockey Association’s Winnipeg Jets and the second round by the Montreal Canadiens. His nine-year professional career included 153 NHL games and a Stanley Cup, as well as championships in the American Hockey League and German Bundesliga, as well as a scoring title and MVP award in the AHL in 1975/76. Don Bodger has spent more than 30 years serving the Cowichan Valley as a sports reporter. He started with the Ladysmith/ Chemainus Chronicle in 1980, and moved

“We decided this year we were going to announce them because there are people in the community who will want to be there.” ERNIE MANSUETI, Committee member

on to CKAY Radio before joining the Cowichan News Leader in 1983. The Chemainus Blues hockey team began play in the Big Six intermediate A league in 1968/69, coached by former NHL player Red Carr. Playing to near-capacity crowds at Fuller Lake Arena, the team boasted names like Griff, Lemon, Simmons, Woodruff and Wilson, who became heroes in Valley hockey circles. Ron (Sonny) Collinson, who died in April of this year, was a longtime baseball coach who spent countless hours teaching the sport and following every aspect of the game. In May 2013, the Crofton ball field was renamed in his honour. Also in baseball, Larry Irving spent more than 40 years volunteering with the Duncan and Chemainus minor ball associations, including coaching teams at provincial, Island, California and Pacific Northwest championships. A limited number of tickets to Saturday’s ceremonies are still available for $15 at the Cowichan Aquatic Centre and North Cowichan Municipal Hall.

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Cowichan FC edges Lakehill KEVIN ROTHBAUER CITIZEN

Kerry Park defenceman Nick Hayes fires the puck out of his team’s end during Sunday’s 7-0 loss at the hands of the Campbell River Storm. [KEVIN ROTHBAUER/CITIZEN]

Consistency eludes Isles KEVIN ROTHBAUER CITIZEN

Will Wright of the bantam Tier 2 Cowichan Valley Capitals wires a shot from the point over the glove hand of the North Delta goaltender to open the scoring during a game on Sunday evening at the Cowichan Valley Minor Hockey Association’s Remembrance Day Tournament at Fuller Lake Arena. Seven teams from Vancouver Island and the Lower Mainland joined the bantam Caps at the tournament. [KEVIN ROTHBAUER/CITIZEN]

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The Kerry Park Islanders pulled off probably their biggest upset so far in the 2013/14 Vancouver Island Junior Hockey League season when they defeated the Nanaimo Buccaneers 6-2 on Saturday night, but were handed a lopsided loss of their own the next afternoon when the Campbell River Storm rolled into Mill Bay and won 7-0. Playing shorthanded, with just 13 forwards and five defencemen, the Isles kept things simple against the North Division-leading Bucs, who suffered just their fourth loss of the season. A second-period offensive explosion didn’t hurt. “It was a good team effort,” said owner Mark Osmond. “The simple hockey paid off.” Nanaimo opened the scoring in the first period, and added another early in the second, but the Isles got on the board at 8:42 of the middle frame thanks to Cody Short, and 10 minutes and one second later, held an insurmountable 6-2 edge. The scoring outburst included goals from six different players: the aforementioned Short, Francis Slicer, Tylor Branzsen, Curtis Csuk, Alex Milligan and David Bittner. Slicer — whose goal was scored shorthanded — Short and Milligan each finished with a goal and an assist, and Jamie Jensen added two helpers.Jackson Jane earned the victory in goal with 27

saves on 29 shots. For Sunday’s game, the Isles got Corey Peterson back from a suspension, but lost Slicer, who was summoned by the similarly shorthanded Cowichan Valley Capitals. The Isles couldn’t call on any of their own affiliate players, who were all out of town for long-weekend midget tournaments. It wasn’t a good situation to be in against the surging Storm. “They’re probably the most in-form team, and they roll four lines,” said Osmond. “We just couldn’t get anything going against them.” Campbell River led 1-0 after the first period, but got going early in the second. Hoping to change the chemistry, head coach Dale Purinton swapped out starter Leighton Williams for Jane after three goals, but Jane made it just 33 seconds before giving up the first of his four. The Isles have a tough game this Thursday as they head to Victoria to face the league-best Cougars, and are home to the Saanich Braves on Saturday, beginning at 7:30 p.m. The Isles have played some close games with the Cougars this year, and Osmond is still confident his team can compete, especially when the injured players return to the lineup. “When we’ve got all our players, I believe we can beat anybody,” the owner said. “But consistency is the big word of the month.”

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Unlike the previous week, Cowichan FC did manage to play a Vancouver Island Soccer League game last weekend, but there wasn’t a lot more for head coach Glen Martin to report. “It was an uneventful game,” Martin said of his team’s 1-0 win over Lakehill Reds at Braefoot Park. Steve Scott did all of the game’s scoring, converting a free kick at the 16-minute mark of the first half. “Other than that, it was a lot of midfield battle,” said Martin. “Neither team created a lot of chances.” Lakehill had one good chance to score, but rang the ball off the crossbar behind goalkeeper Joel Wilson, and Cowichan had another excellent opportunity in the second half, but couldn’t make good on it. “Braefoot is a small turf field, so there’s not a lot of room out there to play good soccer,” said Martin. “We didn’t see a lot of passes being made, but we got three points.” With most of the play in the midfield, it was midfielder Brad Thorne and centre back Dan Citra who stood out among Cowichan players. First-place Cowichan will take on third-place Nanaimo this Saturday at the Ladysmith turf at 7:30 p.m. Nanaimo has recently reloaded its roster with Vancouver Island University players, and Martin expects a tough game. “They’ll give us all we can handle,” he said.

DCS wins Island volleyball title KEVIN ROTHBAUER CITIZEN

Already guaranteed the host’s berth in the provincial single-A boys volleyball tournament, the Duncan Christian School Chargers made sure they qualified as Island champions by winning the regional tourney last Thursday. The Chargers swept their way to victory, beating Chemainus 25-18, 25-16, and Ucluelet 25-19, 25-16. Ucluelet secured second place with a 26-24, 25-18 win over the Chemainus Cougars in the other game. Both DCS and Ucluelet will take part in the provincial championships at DCS on Nov. 21-23. DCS’s Doug Groenendijk and Riley Botting were named coMVPs. Alan Park and Yiyi Yan represented DCS on the tournament all-star team, joined by Ethan Whitelaw and Garrett Margetts of Chemainus, and Mitchell Saunderson and Elijah Gretsinger of Ucluelet.

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IN MEMORIAM Earl Stanley Poulton

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As I loved you so, I miss you. “In my memory you are always near, bringing many a silent tear�.

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In Memory of my Husband, who died 4 years ago.

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After a long debilitating illness, bravely born, Harry slipped away quietly in the small hours of the morning of November 4, 2013. Harry was born in Victoria where he grew up and graduated from Mt. View High School. Following this, at 18 years of age, he was accepted as an apprentice Electrical Operator with the then B.C. Electric and posted to the power plant at Jordan River. Upon the completion of his five year training he was posted as a journeyman operator and served in many of the then power plants on southern Vancouver Island. His last Victoria posting was at the E.N. Horsey sub station in Victoria. It was from there that he was transferred to Bear Point Georgia Generating Station(near Chemainus) in 1964 to open it up for needed power supply. From there he was posted to Jingle Pot sub station in Nanaimo and then to VIT (Vancouver Island Terminal) where he became Chief Power Dispatcher, V. I.. He retired from what is now B.C. Hydro in 1989 with 44 years service, out of which he was very proud to say that he had only taken 3 days sick leave. In 1965, Harry and family arrived in Duncan and settled themselves in with a genuine desire to commit themselves to contributing and becoming involved in any way they could that would be of help in the community. Harry’s sense of community was very strong and he was always so proud to say that home was the Cowichan Valley. He became very involved in community activities: Little League umpire for 18 years, Director of the Duncan and District Basketball Association for 17 years, spearheaded the building of the first Adventure Playground at Duncan Elem. with Peter Elliott, being the consummate Soccer Dad under the enthusiastic direction of Eric Monk, helping to build the “old� soccer clubhouse, Asst. scouter for 2nd Duncan, 9 years, Duncan Crimestoppers for 5 years, Cowichan Music Festival general fac totem, B.C. Heart & Stroke Foundation, 30 years. He was extremely proud of and grateful for the honours he was awarded: - Olympic gold medal for basketball, City of Duncan Sports Award and the B.C. Heart and Stroke Foundation “Heart of Gold� award. Harry is survived by his wife, Leslie, his beloved children and daughter-in-law: Stephen, Claudia and Neil (Vicki) and beloved grandchildren, Wyatt, Matilda, Veronica and Lucy. Our most grateful thanks and appreciation to Dr. R.V. Weir for his on-going outstanding care and compassion for Harry, the kind, caring and thoughtful staffs of the Duncan Dialysis Unit, the C.D.H. Emergency and the Royal Jubilee Hospital, Emergency and 4 N and 4 S wings. A Celebration of Life will be held Monday, November 18 at 2:00 p.m. at H. W. Wallace Cremation and Burial Centre. In remembrance of Harry, donations to the Cowichan Valley Food Basket would be most appreciated. Online condolences at



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REQUEST FOR PROPOSALS 2014-2016 PARKS MAINTENANCE SERVICES The Cowichan Valley Regional District (CVRD) invites sealed proposals for the maintenance of three (3) separate parks maintenance services contract bundles: 1. Community and Regional Parks in Electoral Areas: A - Mill Bay/Malahat; B - Shawnigan Lake; C - Cobble Hill; D - Cowichan Bay and E - Cowichan Station /Glenora/Sahtlam. 2. Community Parks in Electoral Area F Cowichan Lake South/Skutz Falls and Electoral Area I - Youbou/Meade Creek. 3. Community Parks in Electoral Area G - Saltair/Gulf Islands and Electoral Area H - North Oyster/ Diamond.

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The Halalt First Nation is seeking a qualified sports and recreation worker with preferably a degree, but will also accept individuals who have a diploma in a similar, or recognized field of sports and recreation. Responsibilities will include, and may not be fully inclusive of the ability to facilitate, and carry out all areas of recreational type programming, camps and other recreational based initiatives while at the same time creating a safe and positive environment for all who participate. A good sense of communication skills is a requirement, as well as the ability to take direction from your direct supervisor. A demonstrated healthy, drug free, selfsufficient lifestyle must be demonstrated, as you will be seen as a leader and mentor for children, youth and Halalt First Nations Citizens. A positive attitude, punctuality, regular attendance at planned events will be a requirement.

Each individual parks maintenance services contract bundle is based on a 36 month service period from January 1, 2014 through to December 31, 2016. REQUEST FOR PROPOSAL DOCUMENTS Request for Proposal (RFP) documents may be obtained from the Cowichan Valley Regional District, located at 175 Ingram Street, Duncan, BC, as of 9:00 a.m., Tuesday, November 5, 2013, also on the CVRD Website at or on BC Bid

Qualifications: wCoursework and workshops in Recreational Leadership, Outdoor Education, Child Development, or similar will be considered. wExperience leading, planning, and supervising groups in various ages during recreation activities; wExperience developing monthly program activity plans and schedules; wExperience running day camps or similar programs is an asset; Note: An equivalent combination of education and experience will equally be considered. Conditions of Employment: w Must supply a current criminal record check, host a valid B.C. driverâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s license (class 4 desirable); have First Aid and CPR Certificate, Food Safe would be an asset. Job Requirement:

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1 bdrm Cottage, very private, w/d, utils, prkg, $650/mth. avail Now, 250-743-9912

2 BR home Duncan, f/s, w/d, storage, ns, np, $1100/mo, avail immed (250)737-1015 LAKE COWICHAN, Greendale Rd, riverfront, 2 br furn cabin, avail Nov.1stMay 1st, $950 all inclusive. 250-749-6570

GARAGE SALES ´ KIWANIS FLEA MARKET ´ Every Saturday, from 9am til 2pm Girl Guide Hall, 321 Cairnsmore St. For info phone: Pat at 250-748-1200 or Dave at 250-746-3616


For all your cleaning, cooking and laundry needs. Island Domestic has experienced housekeepers. We also do apartment, offices and one-time cleans. Serving Mill Bay to Ladysmith. Bonded, Insured, WCB, registered with DVA. 7100864 or 866-749-0213. www.islanddomestic

ROBSONS HOUSERAISING & FOUNDATIONS Over 30 yrs experience Fully insured Replacement of sills Contact


THRIFT STORE 7th-day Adventist 2nd & 3rd Sundays of November 10 am - 2 pm. Thursdays 11 am - 1 pm Join us for Bible Study Thursdays 10 - 11 am. Refreshments 10 am 3441 Gibbins Rd.


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RETAIL/OFFICE AND COM− MERCIAL rental space down− town Duncan 60sq. ft. storage spaces avail., retail/office space 530sq. ft. Warehouse/office space 2700sq. ft. Call: 250−710 −8961 or 250−709−7593.


DUPLEXES FOR RENT DUNCAN 3Bdrm 1.5Bath, good location. 5 appli. Avail. Nov. 15. Fenced backyard, pets considered. 250−597−3362.

PTO VALLARTA, MEXICO Large Studio, 3 wks start Jan. 18. F/S, maid service. $550/ week US. 250−746−8953.

LAKE COWICHAN Heat included 3 Bdrm duplex with F/S, Garage & laundry room. $890/mo. Avail Dec 1, 250-715-5810, 748-4253

TOWNHOUSES FOR RENT DUNCAN Available in 5−Unit Complex on Wharncliffe Rd. 3 Bdrm, 1.5 Bath, F/S, W/D. Fenced Small garden w/patio. $1100/mo. Well maintained. Pets considered. 250−701−7217


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CHRISTMAS CHAOS Duncan’s GIANT Arts & Crafts Fair Thurs. Nov. 14th & Fri. Nov. 15th, 12 pm - 8 pm, Multi-Purpose Hall Sat. Nov. 16th & Sun. Nov. 17th, 10 am - 5 pm Multi-Purpose Hall, Cowichan Suite and Heritage Hall Island Savings Centre (formerly Cowichan Centre) 2687 James St., Duncan * Free Admission * * Wheelchair Friendly * Call for more info (250)748-7529 or

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The November 13, 2013 edition of the Cowichan Valley Citizen

November 13, 2013  

The November 13, 2013 edition of the Cowichan Valley Citizen