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Wednesday, October 30, 2013

SIA bid to keep soil appeal info secret from public fails SARAH SIMPSON CITIZEN

Smartly dressed as French burglars, the Huber family are out in force Saturday morning in downtown Duncan to enjoy all the sights, sounds and tastes of the annual Spooktacular celebration. The Duncan Business Improvement Area Society and Cowichan Community Options teamed up for a great day that included a zombie walk, a costume contest and lots of family friendly activities. For more photos, as well as video of the zombie walk, scan this image with the Layar app on your smart phone or go to [LEXI BAINAS/CITIZEN]

The public will be able to see information from South Island Agg regates presented to the Environmental Appeal Board in the case being fought against their contaminated soil dumping permit. While the South Cowichan company has been permitted by the Ministry of the Environment to dump contaminated soil at a proposed remediation facility in the Shawnigan watershed, the project remains on hold as the CVRD and Shawnigan Residents Association have filed appeals with the Environmental Appeal Board. On Friday, the appeal board denied an SIA request that information submitted by the company be kept away from the public. SIA, through their lawyers at Cox Taylor, argued that they didn’t want to see their material published on any CVRD or SIA websites, “which comment publicly on the issues surrounding the permit.” “It is my clients’ position that it would be inappropriate for the material filed herewith to make its way onto those websites,” said a letter dated Oct. 24 and signed by lawyer John Alexander. The Environmental Appeal Board denied the request.


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“Unlike the discovery process, the appeal process is public in nature.” ALAN ANDISON, appeal board chair

“Unlike the discovery process, the appeal process is public in nature. Hearings are open to the public, and information provided to the Board by one party must also be provided to all other parties to the appeal. Moreover, once a document is filed with the Board, it is prima facie discloseable to the public,” said its chair, Alan Andison. “The Board’s policy on freedom of information and protection of privacy states that ‘parties to appeals should be aware that information supplied to the Board is subject to public scrutiny and review’.” The SRA is pleased information will continue to flow to out the masses. “Everything about this is a public matter. It’s our water source that is at stake and any attempt to silence the SRA or any other body or person through the appeal board process is completely and wholeheartedly unacceptable,” said SRA Director Calvin Cook.

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Huge support for Feeley’s family warms grieving hearts SARAH SIMPSON CITIZEN

Friends, family and strangers from near and far have stepped up to raise $10,000 and counting for the young family of Maggie Feeley. The 29-year-old traffic flagger died in hospital last Wednesday, two days after a dump truck backed over her at a worksite on Beverly Street. Her funeral is at 1 p.m. this Friday, Nov. 1, at the Westin Bear Mountain resort. Feeley left behind her commonlaw partner Jorges Hidalgo and three children. Since the accident, fundraising friends and strangers — too many to keep track of — have been working around the clock to ensure Feeley’s kids — Sierra, 10, Adrianna, 8, and Cassius, 3, will be taken care of moving forward. A giant bottle drive resulted in the donation of more than 100,000 empties last weekend. “The exact totals are not in yet, in part because bottles and cans are still being dropped off,” said Julie Grimsson, one of the organizers of the event. “I’m just a mom feeling heartbroken for another family,” she said.

Help has come swiftly for the family of Cobble Hill’s Maggie Feeley, the traffic flagger killed last week while working at a Duncan jobsite. [SUBMITTED]

Moms like Grimsson have been coming out of the woodwork with offers of help, clothes for the kids, food hampers and more, said Feeley’s good friend Tara Gran. “It’s been beyond belief the number of people that have come out to help,” she said. “She would have been blown away. I am as well.” Another bottle drive was held in Victoria, at the head offices of Feeley’s employer — Island Traffic Services. According to general manager

Ian Lamplugh, the company has committed to paying for her funeral. Feeley’s mother, Nina Buchwalter, said she was blown away at the offer to pay for the funeral. “Wow, what a gesture,” she said. “I cannot believe how much love and support she has.” Lamplugh confirmed the company has also set up a savings account in trust for Feeley’s children. Donations can be made to the Maggie Feeley Trust Fund at any Scotiabank location by quoting branch 00620. Gran set up another trust account — “Feeley Family in Trust” at Coast Capital Savings Credit Union. That will be a dedicated education fund. “It’s something that I really feel strongly that Maggie would want for the children,” Gran said. “You can go to any branch. The people at Coast Capital have been beyond amazing with all their help.” She said the same compassion has been palpable Valley wide, right down into Victoria. “We’re so thankful for the support that’s come out,” Gran said. See Support spans • page 4

Friends of Maggie Feeley hold a bottle drive Oct. 26 to raise money for her family. At the Trunk Road location, Becky Horn of Island Traffic, left, Audrey Thomas of SPR and Shirley Fontaine of Island Traffic gather up donations from a generous community. [LEXI BAINAS/CITIZEN]

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13-year-old trick-or-treater not asking for Halloween candy

Be seen: get reflective tags for safety, warns Community Policing


It’s the time of year when the days are noticeably shorter and once the sun sets (if we’re lucky enough to get sunshine) the darkness descends rapidly. It’s because of this that Cowichan Community Policing has partnered with ICBC Road Safety during the month of October to promote pedestrian safety. Cowichan Community Policing manager CarolAnn Rolls reports that reflective tags are now available at the three community policing offices (Duncan, Chemainus and Cowichan Bay) while supplies last. “Walking is the most basic mode of transportation. It is good for your heart, it is an enjoyable exercise, and just about anyone can do it,” she said. “There are, however, risks when an individual walks in an area where there are vehicles.

One Queen of Angels student is bucking the Halloween trend Thursday. She’s still trick-or-treating, but saying “no” to candy. Jo e l l e K a t o - Ko c h i s instead going door-to-door and asking for donations for the food bank. Joelle’s mom, Jessica K a to-Koch, said her daughter was inspired after attending We Day in Vancouver. We Day can be summed up simply as a massive movement encouraging youth to think beyond just themselves. “She was so motivated by We Day that she came home and said instead of going trick-or-treating with my friends, I would like to go trick-or-treating and collect for the Basket Society, can you help me?” Naturally, proud parents Jessica and Leanne said, “Absolutely.” “Really the whole reason that I wanted to go to the media is so that people will know what costume she’s wearing and what she looks like and where she’s going to be so that they are prepped to be ready to donate,” Jessica said. “That way they won’t be blindsided when she comes and asks for something

If you see this giant green blob at your door Thursday night don’t give her candy! What Joelle Kato-Koch really wants is a food bank donation. [SUBMITTED] totally different.” Joelle will be wearing a giant green suit. “ S h e ’s we a r i n g t h i s bright, lime-green blimp costume,” Jessica said. “It basically inflates with air so that you are this round figure. At almost six feet tall, the 13-year-old bright green blob will be hard to miss.

Joelle will be collecting in the Herons Wood neighbourhood on Thursday evening. For those that want to donate to her cause but don’t live in the area, a drop box will be set up for Thursday night only at the small information kiosk near the trailhead off Herons Way.

TIMBERWEST TO INSTALL TRUCK WASH STATION The condition of the roads near Youbou, and in particular those in proximity to residential areas, is important to TimberWest. This fall we are moving ahead with the installation of a truck wash station near Youbou. We have researched numerous options and expect that a truck wash will substantially improve road cleanliness and provide relief to the residents of Youbou. The truck wash station will be installed on a paved stretch of TimberWest private road west of Youbou. Site preparation will include clearing, paving and ballasting. Power will be run to the site and a well will be installed to supply water. Recognizing the importance of water quality in the area, the truck wash station will operate as a closed loop system that recycles water through a holding tank. We anticipate installation of the truck wash to be underway in December and operational in late 2013 or early 2014. The installation is for industrial traffic and will not be suitable for public use. We would like to thank CVRD Area Director, Pat Weaver and others in the community for working with TimberWest toward a solution to the mud and dust issue that we believe will provide a benefit to Youbou residents. Sue Handel Communications Manager TimberWest


City streets, parking lots, and just about any paved or unpaved roadway are certain hazard areas for pedestrians.” Add darkness and the often-foul winter weather to the mix and things get just plain dangerous at times, said Kate Woochuk, local ICBC road safety coordinator. “Since our days are wetter and darker at this time of year, it’s important for drivers and pedestrians to focus their full attention on the road and make eye contact with each other whenever possible,” Woochuck said. “As a pedestrian, you should wear reflective clothing or use reflective gear so that drivers can see you in all weather conditions. Always cross at crosswalks — never mid-block — and be extra cautious at intersections where drivers turning may not be looking for or see pedestrians in the crosswalk.”

This chart represents the distances at which a driver will first see a pedestrian depending on clothing color. It demonstrates how effective wearing a reflector can be to improve safety. [SUBMITTED]

Support spans Valley to Victoria From page 3 “It’s been unbelievable. I’ve lived here my whole life. To see the people that just really care…it’s just unbelievable.” Gran can be contacted via email at taralg@hotmail. com Meanwhile, Hildalgo’s friend Pam Mitchell has started a page (www.gofundme. com/4y66xs) for fundraising online. That tally was reaching close to $5,000 by Monday afternoon. Mitchell said Hildago broke down when he saw the messages on the donation page. “Just the fact that people are there for him. It’s a hard road ahead of him,” she said. “There are a lot of people around him and a lot going on,” she said. “But when

he’s alone and things settle down, I think things are really going to hit him.” Help is coming in unusual ways, too. Hot dog vendor Marcia Catherine and her husband run a stand outside the Duncan Canadian Tire store. On the weekend they donated portions of their sales to the cause. In the South End, Melissa Cottam, owner of Moo’s Pizza, managed to raise nearly $2,000 for the cause. “We had no empties to donate so we decided to raffle off a Classic Feast and we agreed to match the bid,” Cottam explained. “What happened next was unbelievable.” So many people bid, she offered to make five Classic Feasts instead. The bidders agreed. All told, $1,860 was collected. “Wow!” Cottam said. “I have the best customers in

Truck stolen from Pacific Marine Road Lake Cowichan RCMP Const. Jim Preston reports a gold, 1992 Nissan Pathfinder has been stolen from a spot along Pacific Marine Road about 10 kilometres outside Mesachie Lake. “The vehicle had been parked in the same location several times before with-

the world.” More fundraisers are on the horizon. Proceeds of the Halloween night 50/50 raffle at Valleyview Centre will go to the family as well as a those from a burger and beer night at Maude Hunter’s Pub on Shelbourne Street in Victoria on Nov. 14. “I am selling boxes of Javita coffee and all profits will be added to the grand total,” Grimsson added. She said plans are also underway for a benefit dance at the Eagles Hall in Duncan in early December with all proceeds going to the children’s trust fund. “We would like to ask local business for silent auction donations for that event,” Grimsson said. Contact Grimsson at With a file from the Times Colonist

out issue,” Preston said. Police believe it was stolen on Oct. 27 between 4:30 and 8 p.m. Those with information about this or any other crime are encouraged to contact the Lake Cowichan RCMP at 250-749-6668 or Crime Stoppers anonymously at 1-800-222-8477. Sarah Simpson, Citizen


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Manslaughter trial comes down to question of self-defence LOUISE DICKSON TIMES COLONIST

A Victoria judge must decide whether Brandon Huth was defending himself or sucker-punched Tyler Noble on the night Noble was fatally injured almost two years ago. On Friday, defence lawyer Peter Firestone urged B.C. Supreme Court Justice Malcolm Macaulay to acquit 26-year-old Huth of manslaughter in the Nov. 26, 2011, death of Noble on the grounds of self-defence. Crown prosecutor Tim Stokes argued that Huth was not defending himself when he delivered the blow that caused Noble to fall to the ground and hit his head. Rather, he said, Huth punched the unsuspecting Noble, who had his hands by his side, before Noble knew what was happening. With Noble’s parents sitting in the front row, Firestone called the blow “very unlucky.” “The slap was not intended to cause bodily harm,” Firestone said. “It just happened to be a consequence of circumstances. Who knows why it had such devastating consequences?” The blow did cause Noble to fall to the ground and hit his head, Firestone acknowledged. “My client was fearful for his safety and responded in an instinctive and reflexive manner.” Firestone said evidence during the trial had been unreliable, a hodgepodge of remembrances from witnesses who were drunk, close to drunk or very drunk. The Crown suggested that Noble was

Brandon Huth will learn his fate Nov. 18 when the judge rules in his manslaughter trial. [DARREN STONE/TIMES COLONIST just standing there, minding his own business, when he was punched unprovoked, Firestone said. But in fact, Noble was drunk, belligerent and giving every indication he wished to fight. Crown witness Tom Gow, who was a good friend of Noble, testified that he came between the two men in a heated situation, Firestone said. “When Gow moved forward and my client struck out at him, he was entitled to do so. He was assaulted in this manner.” Firestone asked Macaulay to accept Huth’s evidence that he slapped Gow with his right hand, then slapped Noble

with an open left hand. The defence lawyer also asked Macaulay to consider the absence of evidence in the case. There was no bruising or marks on Noble’s face and no marks on Huth’s hands. The Crown’s position is that Huth first slapped Noble, then punched him. Although Noble was being aggressive and belligerent, he did nothing physical to suggest he wanted to fight Huth, Stokes said. The evidence from four independent witnesses, two of whom were security guards who had not been drinking that night, is very important, Stokes said. Paramedic student Jenny Larsson testified that Huth delivered a closed, hard punch with the right hand. Security guard Justin Levecque saw Noble standing with his arms by his side, palms facing outward, when Huth delivered a punch with a closed right fist. Security guard Shawn-Ray DuBerry saw a punch with partially closed fist. Witnesses also testified that Gow’s actions were not violent, but those of a peacemaker. He was trying to calm the situation, Stokes said. Huth is not believable when he said he felt intimidated, he said. “Mr. Huth is the biggest person in this group,” Stokes said. “He could have moved back. He could have ducked. He could have asked for assistance.” B.C. Supreme Court Justice Malcolm Macaulay said he will present his judgment Nov. 18 in the manslaughter trial of 26-year-old Brandon Huth. Final arguments in the case wrapped up Monday in B.C. Supreme Court.

Malahat Nation throws star-studded gala LEXI BAINAS CITIZEN

Celebrities like former Lt. Gov., the Honourable Steven Point and actor Adam Beach will join community leaders and dignitaries for a special fundraiser for the Malahat First Nation’s Kwunew Kwasun Cultural Resource Centre Saturday, Nov. 2 from 5-10 p.m. The event, the first of its kind for the Malahat Nation, is being held at Brentwood College. “It’s the event of the year, that’s how we think of it,” said Robert Sagmeister, the Malahat’s community and culture director, pointing out that already a group of corporations and supportive groups have stepped up to help get the project started. It will feature an exciting evening featuring a dinner created by the culinary team of Brentwood College in collaboration with the Malahat Nation. The dinner will be accompanied by traditional entertainment as well as a live and silent auction, showcasing some fine examples of aboriginal art and craftsmanship. Beach, from the Dog Creek First Nation is famous because of the film Smoke Signals, and Point is also very well known to a Cowichan Valley audience. The ground has been broken and concrete was being poured last week at the

TV and film star Adam Beach will be attending. [SUBMITTED] site, according to Sagmeister. The Centre is envisioned as a cultural and learning resource. It will provide a community hub grounded in history, heritage, and families and the band hopes to see it finished by December, according to Sagmeister. “It’ll be about literacy, cultural revival, early childhood education: things of that nature,” he said. “Some amazing programs will be run from it,” he said. Chief Michael Harry, who has been consistently reaching out to the broader community in the Valley is enthusiastic. “We are looking forward to creating

a positive dialogue about the future of our Nation with this fundraiser,” he said. “The creation of the Malahat Cultural and Learning Resource Centre will be part of the ‘Malahat Way’, a path developed by the community to facilitate change and protect, sustain and grow the Nation. We are proud to have The Honourable Steven Point as a partner, as his advocacy for Aboriginal education is an inspiration for us moving forward.” Point will be the keynote speaker at the fundraiser, Sagmeister said. Anyone who wants to learn more about the Malahat Nation, meet the community and its leadership, and support the learning success of Malahat children and youth should attend. Taking the initiative in organizing such a fundraiser is an indication of a new direction at the Malahat First Nation, a push to get the centre built more speedily so programs can start sooner, Sagmeister said. Tickets are $120 each or $960 for tables of 8. These can be bought online at register/eventReg?oeidk=a07e7s75yr438 cb1808&oseq=&c=&ch= or contact Dawn Holmen at Raven Events and Communications at 604-483-3532 or at for more information about supporting the centre.


WEIRD NEWS from the net

Want a grilled cheese? KEVIN ROTHBAUER CITIZEN

Hungry? If you like g rilled cheese, you’re in luck. An unknown seller has posted an uneaten grilled cheese sandwich on for the bargain price of just $2. The catch is that the sandwich was apparently already two days old when it was posted on Monday, Oct. 21. The buyer might be biting off more than he can chew as the cheese ages. T he image posted with the sale shows an appetizing sandwich, appearing to be process cheese on brown bread, with long, straight grill marks that indicate it

This grilled cheese for sale is one of the wackier things we’ve seen online lately. [SUBMITTED] was cooked in a panini press. The seller, who noted “I don’t need it, wasn’t hungry,” on the posting, clearly didn’t want it to go to waste. The sandwich will only be up for grabs until Nov. 20. As of Tuesday afternoon, it hadn’t sold.

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ANNUAL WATER MAIN FLUSHING The City of Duncan Public Works Department will be undertaking annual water main flushing in the Duncan water system beginning the week of October 28, 2013 to ensure we continue to supply safe drinking water. At times this work will be done during the early morning hours to minimize any inconvenience; nevertheless, users may notice low water pressure and some discolouration. Should discolouration occur, simply allowing a cold water tap to run for a short period will help restore water quality to normal. Commercial establishments, such as Laundromats, Restaurants and Beauty Salons, will receive advance warning of flushing in their area. Any residents dependent on medical equipment using water please call the Public Works Department at 250-746-5321 for flushing dates. We apologize for any inconvenience. Thank you for your cooperation. City of Duncan, Public Works Department, Phone# 250-746-5321


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Individuals overshare, institutions undershare e are living in a paradox where oversharing and secrecy exist side by side — and both can be equally dangerous. Or just irritating. It’s bizarre that at the same time that some are seemingly detailing their entire lives on Facebook and Twitter, our governments and other formal institutions seem to be trying to keep more from the public eye. In the first instance, who hasn’t (or at least wanted to) unfriend someone on Facebook or stopped following someone on Twitter because the mundane details of


their lives were boring you to tears? And then there was the craze a few years ago where people were recording their entire lives on webcams and the like and broadcasting them to the world at large. Yikes. Talk about oversharing. The tendency is to think it ridiculous — who cares if you went out and bought a new iPod or pair of shoes — but there can be a dark side. For stalkers and identity thieves this is a gold mine of trivia that makes it easy to pursue their nasty intentions.



Then there is opening yourself up to comments from the masses, as in the disturbing trend of young girls who are posting videos of themselves on Youtube asking if people think they are pretty. One can easily imagine the horrors these girls are exposing themselves to when they do this — the general level of civility on forums and comments boards being what it is. (Note to girls: don’t do it. You won’t get the ego boost you may be looking for. Your fragile feelings are much more likely to be crushed by Internet trolls.)

Yet for all that information we’re voluntarily putting out there, the important stuff is often hoarded by those we elect and pay to govern us. We were pleased to report in our front page story today that information from South Island Aggregates presented to the Environmental Appeal Board as they defend their contaminated soil dumping permit will indeed be public domain. This is important stuff that will affect a lot of people’s lives. It’s why the federal government muzzling scientists cannot stand. It’s why court cases must be

Corporate world order not one I want to live in

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Newman family. Without hesitation they were on board and that night the Newman family fundraiser was in the works. We can’t thank each and every one of you enough who helped make this such a success. Our goal was three months worry free for the family or about $12,000. The total reached in those 12 days was $33,644.00. Thank you to the businesses, individuals, the service clubs, and the volunteers. It warms our hearts to know that along with the Cowichan Valley it was Vancouver Island as a whole that has come together and shown support in a time of need.

Re: letter Oct. 23 from John M. Stevens That Stephen Harper sees himself as a pioneer in the corporate world order I can quite believe. However it is not a world order I want to live in! What Mr. Stevens say is absolutely true, but I still think there is still time for citizens to protest. If we are really paying attention to this agreement, the Comprehensive Economic Trade agreement, CETA, which is about to be signed, we must. We must protest now. It will be too late when the corporations are really in power. We do need fair trade between countries of course. We don’t need a world which is controlled by corporations and where the citizens of these countries are just consumers. Corporations exist for one reason — to make a profit for shareholders. Mr. Harper claims CETA excludes health care, education and other social services maintained for public purposes. Who decides whether a service is “maintained for public service”? Some trade panel? A corporation will have the right to sue governments if regulations interfere with their profits. This has already happened under previous agreements. There is a dark side to globalization and free trade agreements. Inequality has increased since the FTA and NAFTA were signed. The number of food banks has mushroomed. Corporations are not interested in communities. We may gain some things — seems like “cheese” is one of them. Look around your community. There is a lot to be lost.

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tried in public. It’s why municipal governments shouldn’t hide behind in camera proceedings as they make decisions with our money. Of course some things need to be secret, or lives could be lost. But the private and public domains are blurred today more than ever. We think both are heading in the wrong direction. Individuals should, and should be able to, keep a lot more things private. Public bodies should be less inclined to slap a privacy stamp on their work.

Who really deserves accolades? While CVRD Area F Director Ian Morrison, congratulates Area I Director Pat Weaver for success in getting the companies to fund the truck wash for Youbou, I feel that his accolades are misdirected. The recipient of those congratulations should go to the citizens of Youbou who opposed Ms. Weaver’s plan to use $5,000 from the Nature and Habitat fund for this project. Ms. Weaver was silent through all of these dealings as far as her constituents are concerned. It was letters and messages to the CVRD from us, the citizens of Youbou, that changed the

CVRD’s mind. Never once did Ms. Weaver ask us what we wanted or needed. No open house, no communication, no presence in the community enquiring about what Youbouites need. All I know is that next election should be a good one as Ms. Weaver’s four-vote win will not be hard to beat. Chris Leischner A frustrated Youbou citizen

Newman fundraiser beyond expectations On Oct. 7 we approached the Lake Cowichan Volunteer Fire Department about joining in and helping us do a fundraiser for the


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Buying local keeps dollars in the community On Oct. 8, 2013 I attended a presentation in Duncan, hosted by Island Savings Credit Union and the Chamber of Commerce. The purpose of the event was to explain an initiative called The 10 per cent Shift and to help the business community to market themselves as “local” in the eyes of the consumer. Now you may ask yourself why a CVRD director from the Cowichan Lake area would attend a 7:30 a.m. mid-week meeting that on the surface, wouldn’t appear to have much, if anything, to do with local government responsibilities. Please read on to understand the importance of this subject and why I’ve chosen to highlight the matter in this article. Over a year ago I attended a 10 per cent shift presentation at the Island Savings Centre and was sufficiently impressed to begin to implement some of the strategies it recommended in my family’s spending routines. Financially speaking, the cost of just about everything is higher, and wages haven’t kept up, if you’re lucky enough to have a job. Families are running out of money, before they run out of month. Seeing the updated 10 per cent shift presentation this past week has opened my eyes to the fact that our community’s very future may depend on strategies like the 10 per cent shift, the co-op movement, and local leadership to create the type of fair-minded, respectful, and economically successful society that I believe the majority of citizens of the Cowichan Valley would hope we could achieve. This may seem like an overwhelming task, to change the economic fortunes of an entire region. You are right. Yet there is one very simple thing that you and I can do that can begin to make a difference. Let’s begin to rebuild the Cowichan Valley’s economy by shifting to “local first”! Let’s start by talking about spending $100. If you purchase an item for $100 online, via the Internet, your whole $100 leaves the community, never to circulate again. If you buy that same $100 product at a non-locally owned business, $57 flies out of our community to corporate head offices around the world. When you make that same $100 purchase from a LOCAL business, suddenly $68 stays in the community, to circulate again and again! If your friends and neighbours shift their spending too, you will


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Why the unhappiness from the Citizen regarding burning? Take a little walk over to the highway and watch the trucks and cars as they pass through and around the Valley. Outdoor burning should be regulated during air inversions and summer dry spells, but at no other time. If you want less pollution, advocate and vote for more mass transit. Get the trains rolling again for freight as well as people. The solution is less traffic on the roadways. Ian Morrison see those hundreds bouncing around our community being spent in many different ways. Suddenly that $100 is becoming worth a lot more to our community. Small and medium sized, locally owned businesses are recognized as the fuel for our economy, as a major source of job creation, and we need to make the conscious choice to support them, as opposed to international chains and big box stores. The 10 per cent shift is simply dedicating 10 per cent of your household spending to local products and services, or at locally owned businesses. I believe almost everybody can do that! We all know great examples of local businesses who hire our kids and grandchildren for short term summer jobs or for the Christmas shopping season. These are the same entrepreneurs whose employees volunteer at community events. These same business leaders are the first to support worthy charitable causes, or donate their unique products to auctions and fundraising efforts. Most importantly, they’re our friends and neighbours who live, work, play, and are invested in our region, just like you and I. Imagine if enough people in the Cowichan Valley started SHIFTING their individual purchasing power to local goods and services. The demand it would create would spawn a new generation of entrepreneurs, begin creating living wage jobs, and yes, successful businesses pay taxes, too! For more information, please visit the 10 per cent shift website at or contact: Ian Morrison CVRD director, Electoral Area F, Cowichan Lake South/Skutz Falls, 250-749-0134, morrison. Ian Morrison Cowichan Valley

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Why no mention of mill? Yep it’s that time of the year when the whiners and criers see a few wisps of smoke in the air for a couple of weeks while people clean up their acreages by burning and thus don’t use vehicles to load and carry their waste to the dump. Meanwhile the mill at Crofton fills the Valley with stink and fumes 24/7/365 and not a word is said. What’s up with that? Barry Dixon Duncan

Business owners talk about their products and services Wednesday evening at the Duncan-Cowichan Chamber of Commerce’s first annual Small Business Showcase Show & Shred at the Travelodge Silverbridge Inn. The event featured more than 40 local businesses. [LEXI BAINAS/CITIZEN]

Cannabis not causing psychosis in teens As a former clinical supervisor in a major youth forensic psychiatric facility, I appreciated the intent of Karen Sargent’s letter on the issue of youth, mental health and cannabis. I believe however that more information would change her views and those of others regarding the Sensible BC initiative. Sensible BC’s initiative would do nothing to change the application of cannabis laws with regard to youth. It seeks only to modify the application of the criminal law on adults. Cannabis, like alcohol, would remain a prohibited substance for youth. Ms. Sargent expresses the opinion that “teens often have psychotic episodes from smoking pot”. This is simply incorrect. The incidence of psychosis among youth is very low and the incidence of cannabis use among youth is very high. Lifetime prevalence of use in Grade 12 students in the USA was 49 per cent in 2007 (Eaton et al., 2008), while in 2008 over 15 per cent of 12th graders reported using cannabis daily for at least a month at some point in their

lives (Johnston et al., 2009). Diagnostic uncertainty is high in this population, yet despite the high cannabis usage, the incidence of schizophrenia is only one per 500–10,000 in mid-adolescents (Gearing R.E., 2008). Teens do not often develop psychosis, whether they are in the 50 per cent that have used cannabis or the 50 per cent who have not. Perhaps more important is the question of whether cannabis causes mental disorder or is a sign of mental disorder. In our work in youth forensic psychiatric services, it was apparent that youth who had untreated mental disorders would seek out

their own “treatment” including use of mood altering substances such as alcohol, tobacco, cannabis, and unauthorized prescription drugs. These substances were not causing the mental disorders; they were responses to a disorder. No doubt excessive, prolonged consumption of cannabis, alcohol, prescription medications or other mood altering substances can have adverse effects. Excessive, prolonged consumption of high cholesterol foods, sugars, coffee, tea or other foods can also have adverse effects. Moderate use of any of these by responsible adults can enhance their lives and no adult should face criminal penalties for their use. The Sensible BC initiative is not a threat to youth mental health. Youth drug laws would be unchanged. The initiative promotes responsible decision making by adults and the redirection of tax dollars away from creating damaging criminal records to health promotion and solving more important, truly criminal matters. These are goals all British Columbians should support. Ernie Gorrie Cowichan Bay



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Lake impressing foreign student physicians LEXI BAINAS CITIZEN

The announcement last year that the doctors at Lake Cowichan’s Brookside Medical Clinic were moving out of town, leaving the area without a family physician, caused widespread concern among residents. The community is working to fill the health care void. [CITIZEN FILE]

Patients packing part-time clinic LEXI BAINAS CITIZEN

Choose Cowichan Lake (CCL) has more than the prospect of new doctors to crow about. Dr. Vincent Rossouw’s Lakeside Medical Clinic is treating patients three days a week and the future there seems to be bright, according to Bob Day of the CCL committee. “Of course every day is different with a walk-in clinic, but I’ve heard some really positive feedback from him [Rossouw]. Apparently they are almost getting to the point where they can do the fourth day a week, the Wednesday. Right now, it’s just Monday, Friday and Saturday. That’s been smart of them; you have to

take your time building it,” Day said Oct. 23. “I visited there on opening day to say congratulations and I visited there yesterday for my own personal [reasons] and there seems to be a fairly good stream of people through there.” On top of that, a nurse practitioner is lined up to start in the new year, part of Lake Cowichan’s Primary Health Care Team. Day added that he’s excited about eventually getting an Integrated Health Network for the Cowichan Lake area. “We toured the one in Port Alberni and it’s amazing what they can do with chronic disease and pain that was usually treated with a blister pack of medi-

cations. They can take a little bit of psychology and diet and social work and do wonderful things. I met a lady with fibromyalgia who used to use a lot of drugs for it and now she is actually considering going back to work because as she said ‘I’m bigger than the pain,’ to put it in a holistic terminology. They have guys who’ve come in there with borderline high blood pressure and hearth disease who have lost 70 pounds and are now so close to coming off their heart medication. It’s a huge change in medicine. I see it as the way to go,” Day said. “There are a few communities that are all over it but it’s new for us.”

Internationally trained doctors have been visiting Lake Cowichan recently and hopes are high that by the middle of 2014, at least one of them will consider setting up a practice in the physician-starved community. The Choose Cowichan Lake Committee shared on its Facebook page that members have been hosting experienced family physicians who are in the UBC IMG (Internationallytrained Medical Graduate) program based in Victoria. These doctors are halfway through a two-year residency program and are required to participate in a two-year return of service (ROS) in B.C. upon completion of their residency. Those trained in Victoria must do their ROS in one of a small number of designated rural communities on the Island and Lake Cowichan is one of those designated communities. Bob Day of Lake Cowichan, a member of the Choose Cowichan committee, was taking a couple more doctors on a tour of his community last Friday. “Their Return of Service program in Victoria and

Bob Day, Choose Cowichan committee Vancouver is coming to the end of a cycle and as of Oct. 1 the physicians enrolled in it were allowed to look at various communities but they are pointed in the direction of the rural communities first, and where there are vacancies. Up to four from Victoria are allowed to locate on Vancouver Island and two from St. Paul’s are allowed to come here,” he said Oct. 23. The doctors are normally from other countries so there is a program to acclimatize them and train them to work in B.C. “They know they are filling an actual need by going to the small communities first, where there’s a need posted on Island Health,”

he said. Lake Cowichan is one of several communities offered as desirable locations and Day thinks it has a good chance. “I don’t want to make comparisons but if you’re a young physician looking at a remote community or Lake Cowichan, which would you choose? It’s more attractive to young families because [big city amenities] are more accessible.” Day has already taken a couple of the physicians on tour. “One of them said ‘thank you for letting me come, and inviting me to practise in your community.’ It was her choice to come up to us but I’m reading between the lines and thinking that if she has a choice to make, we’re number 1.” Day was scheduled to host a husband and wife team of physicians Friday. “All these people are somewhat connected in the program, their paths cross all the time, and from the sound of the feedback we’re getting, the interest is higher here than other places. We’ll have to wait and see.” Choose Cowichan will find out what the physicians decide in June.

Hwy. 18 work means traffic slowdown SARAH SIMPSON CITIZEN

Be alert drivers — especially those travelling along a seven-kilometre stretch of Highway 18. On the westbound side of that road, between the Skutz Road intersection and the Youbou Junction, crews will be removing trees for approximately the next two weeks. It’s all in the name of safety according to Mainroad South Island Contracting spokeswoman Niki Taylor.

Mainroad is the company undertaking the work. “A series of trees are leaning over the highway creating a safety hazard to the driving public,” Taylor said. “Removing the trees will increase the safety factor of winter snow load bringing trees down across the highway, enable better chances for the road to dry out and improve visibility as well as increase reaction time when wildlife are crossing the highway.” The work begins Wednes-

day, Oct. 30, weather permitting, and is expected to run between 7:30 a.m. until 5 p.m. or dusk, whichever is first. Crews are expected to take about two weeks to get the job done but should the weather turn foul and dense fog and heavy rain roll in, the project will be rescheduled. Taylor said motorists should be prepared for delays of up to 15 minutes during the course of the work.

What’s next for St. Andrew’s? Share ideas The Cowichan Station community wants to hear your ideas about the future of St. Andrew’s church. A Community Conversation is being held at the HUB (itself a former school), on Friday, Nov. 1 beginning at 7 p.m. “The forum is for com-

munity and others to share their visions for the future of this historic treasure of the Cowichan Valley,” said Madelaine MacLoed of the event. Rodger Hunter will make presentation about the church’s history, and Peter Daniels, asset manager for

the Anglican Diocese will be there to discuss possible plans for the site. St. Andrew’s church was closed, along with a number of other Anglican churches across Vancouver Island, in 2010. Some of the properties have been sold.

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Victoria’s Cormorant Street ghost made haunting August headlines Hardly had they invisible drama was adjourned to the sitting repeated. room than they heard And this, the Colthe click of a pistol, or onist dramatically what sounded like it, in reported, wasn’t all: “A the bedroom. few nights ago, when he Cowichan the time was drawing Valley will shudtowards morning, the der in mock mistress of the house CHRONICLES terror Thursday night was aroused by a T.W. Paterson as, once again, ghosts breeze such as would and goblins haunt our be produced by a fanstreets for another brief Hallowning motion, and in awaking, een. And the occasion wouldn’t did so with the impression that be complete, of course, without a hands had been quietly laid upon spooky Chronicle... her face. Though not of a nervProbably few Victorians who ous temperament she was naturanswer their doorbells to grinally somewhat disturbed, and ning little monsters will know her agitation was not allayed on of a distant day when citizens hearing a number of deliberate thrilled to the eerie rattlings and taps on the wall or window. ramblings of a not-so-innocent “Hastily stirring herself, she phantom and marvelled at hints knocked at the room door of of hidden murder. the then only other person in Surprisingly, it was during the house and requested him the warm summer evenings of to dress himself. Upon doing so August, not the favoured wintry they adjourned to the sitting nights of literature, that this room, but had hardly entered ghost first came to public attenwhen the click of a pistol — or tion when the Colonist published what sounded like it — proceeda lengthy, breathless account ing from the bedroom, where a of paranormal and unnerving light had been left burning, was activities. distinctly heard by both, which Even today, few could resist the made the flesh creep, as it would flamboyant headlines of Aug. 5, that of many brave persons.” 1886: “Haunted! The strange and Then the landlady disclosed unaccountable sounds heard in she’d actually met the ghost face a house on Cormorant Street to face. She’d been working in — the shade of a mortal appears the kitchen when instinct made at intervals and suggests the her wheel about. Standing before existence of a hidden crime.” her was “a tall man, about 36 The mystery began four or 38 years of age, with shoulmonths before when an ders slightly bent, dark hair unnamed married couple rented brushed back from his forehead a “large and commodious” Corwhich narrowed somewhat as it morant Street dwelling which advanced, face shaven except for they converted to apartments. the moustache, and eyes, whose Business seems to have gone well colour she could not determine, at first, the suites being easily wearing a look she describes as rented until “disturbed at night ‘startled’”. by peculiar sounds”. An apt description, dare I say it, Doors which the landlord had for the lady’s countenance, too! locked would loudly slam when Fleeing to her bedroom, she all had retired then prove to be leaped under the covers as the secure upon inspection. Heavy ghost’s nocturnal nonsense footsteps, “apparently those of “doubled in intensity”. a man,” would resound from an Her last remaining lodger, the empty hall. At first the ghost others having abandoned ship, made its rounds somewhat hesithen claimed to have seen the tantly but, becoming bolder, it figure of a man in the hallway. began to call regularly, missing “Upon [his] describing the but a single night in two weeks. appearance, the landlady found The uncanniest experience, it tallied with the vision she herattested to by all the occupants, self had witnessed.” occurred in the daytime when The week ended in a nightmare someone — or something — was of slamming doors and pounding heard ascending the front steps footsteps. But, come Saturday, and opening the door. Then the there was a significant change. unseen visitor passed down The phantom completely navithe hallway “before anyone got gated the hall, instead of fading to see if the process actually out 12 feet from the back door. takes place or the sounds only”. This time the door rattled and Twelve feet from the rear end banged like the front door. And of the passageway, the phantom all “in spite of the utmost vigifootsteps faded out and all would lance” by the landlord, his wife be quiet for an hour when the and two friends.



“...the mistress of the house was aroused by a breeze ... and in awaking, did so with the impression that hands had been quietly laid upon her face.” VICTORIA COLONIST, 1886

Monday afternoon brought the crowning touch. This time a lady visitor heard the ghostly routine. But in this case “the walker was heard to stagger as though wounded — or drunk”. On the bedroom floor was a large stain of what looked suspiciously like — blood. Concluded the Colonist: “No theory of the mystery is advanced, and we merely relate what have been vouched for as actual occurrences.” (To be continued)

The exceptional weather over the Thanksgiving weekend drew a large crowd to the foodbank fundraising music festival at Duncan Community Lodge. Organizer Lloyd Bachynski said he was thrilled with the result. ‘It got extremely busy. By about 6 o’clock, we had a packed house. We had 130 tickets in our barbecue draw. We raised over $1,000 cash and we figure somewhere in the neighbourhood of half a ton of food.’ [LEXI BAINAS/CITIZEN]

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With the cold, wet weather holding off for much of October, it was a great chance to get in some late-season lawn bowling at the Cowichan Lawn Bowling Club in Duncan’s Centennial Park. [KEVIN ROTHBAUER/CITIZEN]

Memoir takes unusual path LEXI BAINAS CITIZEN

Ar thur Roy of Ladysmith has retired from his career as a professional engineer but grew up in Chemainus. Following his 80th birthday, he decided to produce a memoir for his family.

Friends and family encouraged him to write a publishable book rather than just a little memoir but he went one further and decided to take a different tack in dealing with it as well. Roy said recently he chose to focus the content mostly

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Gail Kerrone, in front, manager at the facility, shows off the freshly-updated bedrooms at Cairnsmore Place during a special ‘tea and tour’ day Oct. 23 held to thank everyone involved for their support. For a look at the Cairnsmore renos on video and more photos, scan this image with the Layar app on your smart phone or go to [LEXI BAINAS/CITIZEN]

Cairnsmore renos a hit LEXI BAINAS CITIZEN

Cairnsmore Place staff showed off some of the facility’s newly renovated bedrooms Wednesday, Oct. 23. About 14 Cowichan Valley organizations, including the Cowichan District Hospital Foundation, and more than a dozen families and friends of Cairnsmore have all supported this project and many of them were on hand to see the results of all their fundraising and donations. Gail Kerrone, Cairnsmore manager, said that everyone at the facility is excited about the renovations. The bedrooms had not been updated and refurbished since many of them were severely damaged by fire in 1996 and some have not been updated since Cairnsmore opened in 1977, according to CDH Foundation Executive Director Amy Trippe Brophy. The Facilities, Maintenance and Operations team at Cowichan District Hospital has made it a priority in their budget to paint and update the bedrooms at Cairnsmore and the project is more than half complete, according FMO manager Rick Hastings. The money for the extras, like curtains and shades, however, has come from donations. Darren Titus, who’s been quarterbacking the project for the maintenance group, has arranged it so that only one room has been done at a time so that not too many beds are “pulled off line.”

Fresh paint, wainscoting, new windows, new flooring, new bedside dressers are in and the bathrooms are getting new fixtures, too. The rooms are more colourful and modern-looking with easy-care finishes and new blinds and curtains. The bathrooms also offer more convenient access. Even electrical support has been beefed up and WiFi capability has been added. It’s taken hard work and imagination to fit all the ideas into the budget, but it’s been well worth the effort, according to Kerrone. This is just the most recent of a series of renovations at Cairnsmore that have seen the building renovated to include new gathering areas and a revamping of the garden for safety and security. The CDH Foundation supports, through donations from the community, a monthly music program created and performed by local musician, Andy McCormack, and the Cairnsmore bus (outfitted for 14 wheelchairs), which continues to take residents on trips throughout the area. The hospital auxiliaries support the residents through Cairnsmore’s Tuck Shop and they also fund equipment and items for resident care and comfort at Cairnsmore as well. Anyone who wishes to donate towards the renovations can contact the Cowichan District Hospital Foundation at 250-701-0399 or email or talk to hospital auxiliary members at Cowichan District Hospital.

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It was fueled by his curiosity, which from an early age led him to search for answers to the eternal questions: “Where did we come from?”, “Why are we here?”, and “Where are we going?” He was certainly right about these not being the questions that normally drive a family memoir. In his search, Roy said, he found that “most of our fundamental beliefs were without supporting evidence.” He has questioned everything, considering nothing unexaminable, including “religion, biology, archaeology, economics, international politics, and the nature of the reality we inhabit.” The result? His book, Curiosity’s Reward, tells the story of his search and the state of his evolving belief system. It’s “a system that provides a view of life and its meaning that is based on verifiable evidence” woven into what he hopes will be a thought-provoking read, and not just those looking for answers to eternal questions. The soft cover version (205 pages, $17) is available at Salamander Books in Ladysmith or Volume One in Duncan. Signed copies are available directly from the author. Contact him at to order one.

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Home improvement projects can add value to a home and do-it-yourselfers know the sweat-equity that goes into such projects can give homeowners a greater sense of pride in their homes. But no two home improvement projects are the same, and homeowners should know that certain projects are best tackled during certain times of the year. Roof repair Whether you’re repairing or replacing the roof, fall is a great time of year to dust off the ladder and get some work done on your roof for a variety of reasons. First and foremost, fall is ideal for roof work because you won’t have to be up on the roof with the summer heat bearing down on you. This can make the project move

along more quickly, which is especially beneficial if you are paying laborers to work on the roof. The fewer hours workers are fixing your roof, the less you will be paying in labor costs. In addition, fixing up the roof in the fall ensures those winter storms, be it rain or snow, won’t find their way into your home via leaks. A leaky roof in winter is hard to fix, as the roof surface could be treacherous in the winter and winter winds can make it dangerous to be up on the roof at all. Addressing leaks in the fall can prevent damage to your home’s interior, which can mount up if a leaky roof is not addressed until the following spring. Window work When the weather outside gets frightful, poorly insulated windows can allow cold air into the home. That often has a trickle-down effect on finances, forcing you to turn up the thermostat in an attempt to offset the cold air pouring into the home. Whether you need your windows replaced or simply need to patch up any leaks, a proactive approach to leaky or older windows in the fall can save you from unnecessarily high heating bills come the winter. Addressing leaky windows also makes a home more comfortable for its inhabitants. Fall is the ideal time to address a home’s windows because the temperature outside tends to be pleasant. This means you likely won’t have to make much of an effort to offset the elements, and open windows in the fall won’t make your home’s interior very hot or cold like they might if you were to tackle the project during the summer or winter. Fixing the floors Wood flooring is a hot commodity for many homeowners. But not all flooring can be added to a home at any time of year. That’s because certain types of flooring employ adhesives that need temperatures inside the home to be within a certain range, and that range is often within 70o to 80o F, which makes fall a great time to install such floors. Colder temperatures can make it difficult for the flooring to dry and bond, which will prove problematic down the road. What’s more, many people entertain friends and family come late fall and into the holiday season, and it can be difficult to do so if you are busy installing new flooring.

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Fall Auto Maintenance Diagnosing a leaky car

Very often drivers find that the seats or the mats below their feet are damp or downright sopping wet. But unless a window or sunroof was left open during a rainstorm, drivers may find it difficult to decipher why their vehicles are suddenly soaked. Unfortunately, when a vehicle’s interior is wet, that could be a sign of a significant problem, one that can gradually worsen over time. Wetness can cause electrical components or metal structures in the car to rot, and a soggy interior may eventually be overcome by mold. It is best to find out what is causing the leak as soon as possible and have the problem fixed just as quickly. Finding the source of a leak is not always easy. Sometimes drivers can locate it themselves and then fix the problem on their own, while more serious problems might need to be handled by a professional. But it is best to assess the situation before booking an appointment with your mechanic. Cars can spring a leak for a variety of reasons. Leaks from systems under the hood, as well as rainwater or water from washing the car, can infiltrate the interior if seals around doors and/or windows are broken or gaskets are worn out. Figuring out which type of liquid is entering your vehicle can help you determine what’s behind the leak. A clear, slippery liquid under the seats may be indicative of a leak in the brake fluid reservoir. Brake fluid is a liquid used in the braking system to apply hydraulic pressure from the master cylinder to the calipers to the pads against the wheel drums. If you discover brake fluid, check the master cylinder or the clutch master cylinder to see if there is a leak or spillover of the fluid. Coolant also can leak under the dashboard and into the foot wells of a car. Coolant is a


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The last movement of Beethoven’s famous Ninth Symphony is the showcase selection Saturday, Nov. 16 as the Cowichan Consort presents its fall concert at the Christian Reformed Church at 7:30 p.m. To present the full force of the choral part of this work, the Consort Choir is joining forces with members of the Duncan Choral Society. Maestro Robert Mari conducts and he’s thrilled. “It’s an amazing piece,” he said. But the symphony is not the only thing on a tasty musical menu. “We start off with a wonderful overture by Bellini from his opera, Norma. We will have the Bench Elementary School choir with us that night, and normally I put the choir up behind the orchestra when we do our overture so they get a chance to witness the orchestra from the other

Robert Mari, conductor side,” Mari said. “I’m just trying to inspire these kids to love classical music so they go home and say: I want to learn the violin!” The school choir will then sing a few selections, including a setting of Bach’s Jesu, Joy of Man’s Desiring and the beautiful tune, One Little Candle. Then, the two adults choirs will present the St. Francis of Assisi prayer: Make Me a Channel of





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Your Peace, just before the intermission. The evening will end on a resounding note with the Beethoven. “We have four stunning singers for that,” Mari said. “Alexandra Hill is a soprano who just knocked everybody off their feet last year with her O Holy Night at the Christmas concert and she also sang one of our masses. Huge voice, beautiful lady, just wonderful. Then Ted Rhodes will also be singing with us: a nice big tenor voice. Cari Burdett, one of our local mezzo-altos, is also going to be there, another big voice. And Steven Price is coming up from Victoria to sing bass. He has an amazing voice; he teaches the choir at Oak Bay Secondary.” The orchestra and choirs have been busy all fall working on their parts of this famous work, which is See This is a • page 19


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While Halloween can be fun for adults and children alike, the family pet might not look forward to October 31 as much as the rest of the family. When trick-ortreating time arrives and the doorbell gets its annual workout, pet parents should take steps to ensure their dogs, cats and other companion animals stay calm and don’t get too frightened or excited. Halloween is full of decorations, costumes and, of course, trick-or-treaters. While the excitement can be thrilling for children, pets can easily grow scared. Animals generally become creatures of routine, and anything that takes them out of their comfort zones can be a cause for agitation. Spooky decorations hung throughout the house and outdoors present new sights and smells. The doorbell ringing every few minutes could put skittish pets even more on edge -especially when they come face-to-face with hordes of costumed trick-or-treaters. Candy, and chocolate in particular, poses a large risk as well. Even relatively small amounts of chocolate can be harmful to cats and dogs. That’s because chocolate contains caffeine and theobromine, two different types of stimulants that can wreak havoc on an animal’s central nervous system. Hard candies may be swallowed and become lodged in the throat or digestive tract. Artificial sweeteners are harmful to animals, too. To help keep pets safe, it is best to consider the following tips for Halloween. * Keep pets indoors for the day. Animals that are frightened may run away or grow disoriented and get lost. Also, you never want your pet to be the victim of a Halloween prank. Sometimes black cats are stolen on Halloween. Dogs left outside may be at risk for

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Spooky decorations and costumes can increase a pet’s anxiety on Halloween.

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‘This is a very stunning piece’ Juno, folk awards winner headed to Duncan


getting its Consort debut in this show. “It’s about time that this group, after 20 years, attempted Beethoven’s Ninth. They’ve never done it and it seems to me it should have been on the list a lot earlier because it’s the most famous orchestral, choral, historic piece in all of history really,” he said. “It’s very, very difficult, very high to sing. Beethoven knows how to put a really good ending together. This is a very stunning piece, and funny and meaningful, too.” Mari has prepared a Power Point presentation of all the words and will project it up above the choir. “That way the audience can understand everything that’s being sung. It makes a big difference because you know what to expect,” he said. Tickets for the concert are $15 for adults and $10 for students. Get them in advance from Consort members or from Volume One Bookstore in Duncan or at the door.





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Tosca comes to life on the big screen LEXI BAINAS CITIZEN

The Met: Live in HD series might have begun a bit quietly for Cowichan opera fans but it roars to big screen life Saturday, Nov. 9 with a performance of Puccini’s Tosca. It’s a story about an opera singer but it also includes a corrupt chief of police and plenty of action, along with the passion, duplicity, cruelty and great music that keeps opera fans coming back. The role of Floria Tosca is on the bucket list of every soprano. They all want to sing the famous song, Vissi d’Arte (I lived for my art, I lived for love). Who wouldn’t? It’s as glorious, as passionate as any of the renowned tenor showpieces and when its moment arrives in the opera, everyone is ready to hear it. This is one of those arias that in years gone by has earned indifferent performers the indignity of a hail of rotten vegetables and even now, watching it onscreen at the Cowichan Theatre, many opera lovers will be comparing it to great performances they’ve heard before. Tosca is legendary, too, for the mishaps that have occurred during performances. No one knows now if it’s true but there’s a wonderfully funny story that been around for decades of one Tosca following instructions to toss herself out of a window and landing on a trampoline where she bounced back into view anywhere from once to a dozen times, depending on your source. But some really fascinating stuff has truly happened. In the 1920s, when Maria Jeritza, that era’s premier Tosca, stabbed her nemesis, Scarpia, the knife didn’t retract. That must have been some truly pain-

Patricia Racette as Tosca. [KEN HOWARD PHOTO]

ful singing for him. In the 1960s, Maria Callas was part of a genuinely hot performance when her wig caught fire and her Scarpia had to snuff it out, which he did with considerable sangfroid. More recently, another Tosca on fire saw her freshly-killed Scarpia return to life to douse her flames. The stories about this opera go on and on but it’s always on with the show! At the Cowichan Theatre, Tosca begins at 9:55 a.m. The conductor is Riccardo Frizza with Patricia Racette (Tosca), Roberto Alagna (her lover, Cavaradossi), George Gagnidze (Scarpia) and John Del Carlo (Sacristan). In this Met production, director Luc Bondy presents Tosca not only as a thriller but also as an intimate drama of devotion, courage, and resilience. “Tosca,” says James Levine, the Met’s music director, “combines Puccini’s glorious musical inspiration with the melodramatic vitality of one of the great Hitchcock films. From the very first bar of the piece, Tosca seizes you and keeps you on the edge of your seat until the last note.” Tickets for the performance are $26 for adults, $24 for seniors, $22 for students and $15.50 for children. Get them at, call 250-748-7529 or go to the Cowichan Ticket Centre and pick them up.




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World class tenors to play St. John’s church LEXI BAINAS CITIZEN

Tenor fans, your moment has arrived. Romanza, featuring Philip Grant, Frederik Robert and Chemainus’s own Ken Lavigne, is offering an evening of musical delights Thursday, Nov. 7 at St. John’s Anglican Church in Duncan. These three lively, classicallytrained singers are sometimes known as The Maple Leaf Tenors and have been compared to Il Divo but the thing is, they will present music you’ll love in the splendid wooden surroundings of the old

church at 486 Jubilee St. starting at 7:30 p.m. Love, betrayal, conquest, heartache: you know the drill, and it’s all held together by riveting high Cs. All proceeds from the concert go towards the church’s building fund. Tickets are $25 each in advance from the church office from 9 a.m. to noon Tuesday to Friday or you can pay $30 at the door. It might not be a good idea to wait, though. With a draw like this, the building will fill quickly.

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Italy, England and Argentina combine for guitar night LEXI BAINAS CITIZEN

International Guitar Night is back at the Cowichan Theatre Saturday, Nov 2. Starting at 7:30 p.m., this show’s many fans will see event founder, American guitarist Brian Gore, Italy’s Pino Forastiere, England’s Michael Dawes and Argentina’s Quique Sinesi in a special evening of contemporary guitar music. Forastiere and Dawes are revered in contemporary steel string guitar circles for their unique use of the whole guitar while playing and Sinesi brings a South American vibe to the event on both guitar and charango. This potent combination of talent should ensure an inventive evening. “Forastiere’s music comes from a background where classical, contemporary and rock music combine in a style that’s hard to define,” his website says. Born in Latronico, a small village in southern Italy, he moved with his family to Rome in his early childhood. In 1992, he g raduated from Santa Cecilia Conservatory with a degree in classical guitar and armed with that, he used the 10string guitar to play baroque, contemporary and original repertoires, his website relates. In 1996, he moved permanently to a six-string acoustic guitar. A student of composition and chamber music, he has performed in various ensembles with classical or original repertoire, collaborating with jazz, experimental, electronic and pop projects. Sinesi brings a special personal style to the sounds of Argentina, with music based on elements of tango and folklore from his country, local rhythms, elements of jazz, improvisation, classical and world music. He plays a sevenstring Spanish guitar, piccolo guitar and charango. Over his career, he has played and recorded with an amazing array of musicians and as a soloist

Superb guitarists, clockwise from top left, Quique Sinesi, Pino Forestiere, Michael Dawes and Brian Gore are coming to Duncan. For video of Quique Sinesi, scan this image with the Layar app on your smart phone or go to www.cowichanvalleycitizen. com [SUBMITTED] Sinesi has recorded several CDs and has played in many important international guitar festivals and taken part in musical projects around the world. This will be his first tour with International Guitar Night. Dawes released his debut single in June 2012 and since then his international profile has exploded. His subtle but virtuoso style has earned the 24-year-old Brit massive international critical acclaim. Dawes’s stage performance offers a youthful energy and charisma that blows the lid off the traditional guitar concert. Rounding out the group is of course, Gore, an influential performer in fingerstyle guitar. This musical romantic often looks to myth and modern literature for inspiration and the tone of his playing is nearly unique. “Music started out as a kind of therapy for me,” he said recently.

“Consequently, I am a very emotional player. Now, my style of playing has also become a wellhoned craft. I am very grateful I can share this with people.” He is, of course, a major reason for the Guitar Night’s continued popularity. “By the time I’m done with a performance, people really know the meaning of the term ‘extroverted introvert’,” he said. “Because my music is simple and somewhat rootsy, it’s easy to relate to, which is something I’m thankful for. Also, it helps keep me grounded.” Tickets to this exclusive performance are $28 for adults, $22.50 for students and Cowichan Folk Guild members. Get them at or call the Cowichan Ticket Centre at 250-748-7529 to reserve. Visit to see videos of the performers.

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Corey Peterson had two points for the Isles again Peninsula. [CITIZEN FILE]

Single point for Islanders in winless weekend KEVIN ROTHBAUER CITIZEN

Linemates Corey Peterson and Alex Milligan each had a goal and an assist, and goalie Jackson Jane made 52 saves, but the Kerry Park Islanders couldn’t seal the deal as they lost 3-2 in overtime at home against the Peninsula Panthers last Saturday. Milligan and Peterson scored in the first period, which ended with the Isles ahead 2-1. A powerplay marker evened things up for the Panthers in the middle frame, and after a scoreless third, the game headed to extra time. Three minutes and 46 seconds in, Braedan Pearce found the back of the net to give the Panthers the win. Jane was kept busy throughout the contest, facing 19 shots in the

first period, 14 in the second, 20 in the third, and two in overtime. The Isles managed to avoid the penalty box for most of the game, taking just three minor penalties. The Panthers took twice as many, but the Isles still ended up 0-for-6 on the powerplay. On the road against the Victoria Cougars last Thursday, it wasn’t until the final minute of play that Francis Slicer got the Isles on the scoreboard with his second shorthanded goal of the season, as Kerry Park lost 7-1. Leighton Williams took the start in net, making 28 saves on 35 shots. The Isles have just one contest on the slate this weekend, as they play host to the Westshore Wolves on Saturday, the puck dropping at 7:30 p.m.

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Goalie Robin Gusse, defenceman Reilly O’Connor and forward Kyle Horsman guard the net during a game against the Powell River Kings earlier this fall. [CITIZEN FILE]

Two stars for Caps’ Gusse CAPITALS: Goalie

makes one miscue in otherwise strong weekend KEVIN ROTHBAUER CITIZEN

Robin Gusse had another spectacular weekend in goal for the Cowichan Valley Capitals. The reliable veteran netminder has been one of the keys to the Caps’ resurgence this season — he is currently second in the B.C. Hockey League in wins, fourth in save percentage, and 10th in goals-against average — and his play in two road games last weekend was no exception. The 20-year-old made 36 saves in a 2-1 win over the Chilliwack Chiefs on Friday, then matched that number on Saturday in a 3-2 loss to the Prince George Spruce Kings. Head coach Bob Beatty doesn’t keep close tabs on the three-star selections in B.C. Hockey League games, but he thought he remembered hearing Gusse’s name

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called out both nights. “If he wasn’t, he should have been,” said Beatty. For the record, Gusse was named the game’s first star in Chilliwack, and the third star in Chilliwack. Unfortunately, the last play of the weekend wasn’t one Gusse will want to remember. In the last minute of the game, with the score tied 2-2, he coughed up the puck in the slot, and the Spruce Kings’ Jeremiah Luedtke banged it home. “He played outstanding other than that,” said Beatty. The Caps had twice battled back from one-goal deficits. After falling behind in the first period, Cowichan got a powerplay goal from defenceman Jarrett Brown. The Spruce Kings regained the lead at 2:59 of the third period, but Jesse Neher potted his first of the season just 19 seconds later to even the score. The teams then battled until Prince George’s late goal. Beatty wouldn’t use the long bus trip north as an excuse for the defeat. After all, he did spend


nine successful years coaching in La Ronge, Saskatchewan, where the nearest opponent was nearly four hours away. “The guys have to learn to get off the bus and play,” he said. “That’s something that players have to get accustomed to.” On Friday, the Chiefs opened the scoring at 8:38 of the first, but the Caps drew even on a goal by leading scorer Myles Powell. Sam Curleigh gave Cowichan the lead midway through the second, and nothing changed on the scoreboard after that. The game was relatively even, Beatty noted, going back and forth, and the shot count was emblematic of that, at 37-35 in the Chiefs’ favour. “They certainly had their chances, but [Gusse] was outstanding,” said the coach. At 10-9-0-1, the Caps now sit second in the BCHL’s Island Division, but Beatty is certain his team will only get better. “I don’t think we’ve played our best hockey, other than four or See Lighter slate • page 23

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DCS all-star Doug Groenendijk blasts the ball past Abbotsford Christian last Friday. [SARAH SIMPSON/CITIZEN]

Strong showing by Chargers at Invitational KEVIN ROTHBAUER CITIZEN

The Duncan Christian School Chargers had a terrific round robin last weekend when they hosted their own invitational senior boys volleyball tournament, but ran out of gas when they reached the playoffs. The Chargers went 3-1 in the round robin to place second in

their pool. DCS opened with a 2-0 sweep of Gulf Islands Secondary School early Friday afternoon, then swept Abbotsford Christian before finally falling to Belmont Secondary, the eventual tournament champions, that evening. A sweep of Parkland wrapped up round-robin play for the Chargers on Saturday morning. Unfortunately, DCS started the

playoffs against Credo Christian of Langley, and lost 25-17, 25-20. Credo would go on to be defeated by Nanaimo District, who lost to Belmont in the final. Doug Groenendijk was named as the Chargers’ representative on the tournament all-star team. DCS will host the provincial boys single-A championships on Nov. 21-23.

DCS solid at Christian girls volleyball tournament KEVIN ROTHBAUER CITIZEN

The Duncan Christian School Chargers finished 13th out of 20 teams in the B.C. Christian Schools senior girls volleyball tournament at Abbotsford Christian last weekend. DCS arrived in Abbotsford just 30 minutes before their opening match against Vernon Christian. After losing the opening game 2519, they came back to win 25-14 in the second one. With a bit of a break after that match, the Chargers came out stronger against Regent Christian of Surrey, winning 25-19, 25-18. Upstart Carver Christian of Burnaby then defeated DCS 25-16, 25-16. Placing second in their pool, the Chargers went on to face Nanaimo Christian in the playoffs, missing two players to injury. Despite the

“I’m very happy with how we played and look forward to working on what it will take to win some of these similar lost matches at the provincials.” DAVE VANDERSCHAAF, DCS girls volleyball coach

challenges, DCS won the quick match 25-8, 25-18, thanks in large part to the serving of Danielle Groenendijk. That set up a meeting with Surrey Christian, the third-seeded team in the tournament, a match the Chargers were well-prepared for. After losing the first set 25-14, DCS came back and pushed Surrey hard in the second set, making it 18-18 before Surrey got away

and won 25-19. “This second set against Surrey was the best set I have seen the girls play this year,” said coach David Vanderschaaf. “They gelled together well and played hard against the stronger team.” To close out the tournament, DCS faced Pacific Christian from Victoria, whose massage therapist helped the Chargers by taping them up and making sure they were able to play. PCS won the first game 25-19, but the Chargers drew even with a 25-23 win in the second set. PCS won the deciding game 15-13. “I’m very happy with how we played and look forward to working on what it will take to win some of these similar lost matches at the provincials,” said Vanderschaaf, whose team will host single-A provincials on Nov. 28-30.

Lighter slate this weekend as Caps host Clippers From page 22 five games,” he said. “We still have better to offer.” After playing two games on the road last weekend, including the long drive to Prince George, and four games in five days the week before, the Caps have a much lighter slate this weekend, with

just one game, at home on Sunday against the Nanaimo Clippers at 2 p.m. That game could mark the debut of the team’s newest recruit, defenceman Matt Foster. Foster played midget AAA in Tisdale, Sask., last season, where he was a teammate of Caps forward Brayden Gelsinger. He played one

game with the Western Hockey League’s Calgary Hitmen this fall before being released, and Beatty, who was familiar with him from Saskatchewan, snapped him up. “He’s a solid, two-way defenceman, a good skater, and a good puck-handler,” said the coach. “He should be a good fit for our team.”

The Frances Kelsey and Cowichan Secondary field hockey teams, seen here in a game at the Cowichan Sportsplex’s John Ferreirea turf earlier this month, will square off on Thursday in the opening game of the seven-team Island AAA tournament. The Breakers and Thunderbirds will meet at the Sportsplex at 4 p.m. [KEVIN ROTHBAUER/CITIZEN]


Another strong start by Cowichan FC propelled the team to a 20 win over Vic West last Saturday, and into first place in Division 1 of the Vancouver Island Soccer League. “It was nice to see the good start we had,” said Cowichan head coach Glen Martin. “The guys have been better prepared.” Part of that comes from the team being more experienced and more mature, said Martin. The core of the team has been together for several years and has learned together what it takes to be ready for a VISL match. “We’re not a young team anymore,” he said. “They’ve got to motivate themselves, and they’ve figured it out.” Cowichan needed just three minutes to score the opening goal of the game, which Connor Crichton buried after chasing down a ball that was mishandled by the Vic West keeper. “It was poor goaltending, but a real opportunity on the part of Connor,” said Martin. Cowichan continued to outplay Vic West for the remainder of the first half, and started the second half in a similar way to the first, with eventual game MVP Bram

“Overall, to beat that team 2-0, we needed a good 90 minutes of play.” GLEN MARTIN, Cowichan FC head coach

Taylor scoring five minutes in, finishing off a long run by defender Brad Archibald. Joel Wilson earned his sixth shutout of the season, and has now surrendered just one goal through seven games. Ryan Andre also played extremely well throughout the game, leading a thorough team effort. “Overall, to beat that team 2-0, we needed a good 90 minutes of play,” said Martin. Cowichan will be at home this Friday, facing Gorge on the Ladysmith turf at 7:30 p.m. A VISL power not long ago, Gorge sits eighth out of the nine teams in Div. 1 right now. That doesn’t mean they’ll be an easy team for Cowichan to beat. Gorge features a rotating cast of players, including call-ups from their strong U21 squad, so Martin can’t be sure what to prepare for. “Every game is different with them,” he said. “They’ll have lots of bodies, but we won’t know who they are.”


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George A. MORRIS Dec 1, 1923 - Oct 26, 2013

HUTCHINSON, William Jeffery 15 December, 1928 - 16 October, 2013


It is with great sadness we announce the passing George Morris at Cowichan District Hospital in Duncan on October 26, 2013. George was the last of his generation and predeceased by his four siblings. He was also predeceased by his eldest daughter Janis in 2005. George will be lovingly remembered by his wife Muriel of 64 years; children Penny (Douglas), Dale (Rita) and Sandy (Maureen); six grandchildren Cathy, Chris, Steven, Kelly, Christina and Nathan; four great-grandchildren Tyler, Austin, Matthew and Konor. George was born in Niagara Falls, Ontario and raised in Winnipeg, Manitoba. At the age of seventeen, he enlisted with the Canadian Army and served in Europe for five years during WWII. His regiment was the first on site to liberate a death camp. After the war, he returned to Winnipeg and became an electrician, working at Burns Meat Packing, Pine Falls and the Crofton Pulp Mill. George met his wife Muriel in 1949 after a courtship of three months, married and raised four children. The family moved to BC in 1967. Dad was active in Air Cadets, teaching target shooting to many young men. He was also active with the Masonic Lodge and the Royal Canadian Legion, Branch #53. A memorial service will be held at Sands Funeral Chapel, 187 Trunk Road in Duncan, BC on Friday, November 1, 2013 at 2:00 p.m. Donations in memory of George may be made to a charity on ones’ choice. A private family interment was held at Cedar Valley Memorial Gardens.

McGUINNESS - Shirley Louise August 9, 1953 - October 23, 2013 Shirley Louise McGuinness passed away peacefully October 23, 2013 after a valiant struggle with cancer. She was accompanied by friends and family at the Chemainus Health Care Centre. She is survived by her partner of more than 40 years Fred, her treasured sons Frederick (Manda) and Todd, brother Murray (Muriel) Davidson, sister Lorraine (Larry) Franz and brother Wesley (Kathy) Davidson. Born in Swan River, Manitoba and raised in Brandon, Manitoba, she graduated from the University of Manitoba with a Bachelor’s degree in Home Economics and later relocated with her family in 1991 to the Cowichan Valley. She was an active participant and leader in the Duncan Business Improvement Association. She was an avid lover of art and a great proponent of the Cowichan Valley Arts Council and Printmakers Only Group. Her Station Street Gallery prides itself in supporting local artists. She thoroughly enjoyed Sunday morning hikes and the friends she made through her hiking club. She was also a supporter of the Cowichan Hospital Foundation Society. She will be sorely missed by her family, friends and supporters and she will forever be in our hearts. A special thanks to the nursing staff at the Cowichan District Hospital and Chemainus Health Care Centre for their exceptional care. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made in her memory to the BC Cancer Foundation. A Celebration of Life will be held Saturday, November 2 at the H. W. Wallace chapel from 2- 5pm. Online condolences may be offered at









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Survived by his wife, Dr. Sandra Sudmant, and family members who reside in British Columbia, Scotland and England. Jeff was born in the house of his parents at Gosforth, Newcastle, Northumbria, England on the 15th day of December, 1928. As a young man he joined the Royal Navy, serving from 1947 until 1949. He immigrated to Canada in 1950 and joined the R.C.A.F. His military career as a transport pilot took him around the world. Flying the Hercules Transport C-130 on missions to trouble zones like Korea, Kashmir and Cyprus, he became part of the renowned Canadian Peacekeepers. In 1988 the Nobel Peace Prize was awarded to the United Nations Peacekeeping Forces, and Jeff, along with those who served with him, was named as sharing the honour. A modest man, he rarely mentioned the recognition of his contribution, and many who knew him were unaware of this part of his history. In 1974 he ended his military career, retiring as a Squadron Leader. During the ensuing years, (19741986) Jeff flew for the Department of Transport as a check pilot. Flying across the country, he felt a particular attraction to the Arctic and Coastal B.C., hearing the siren call of ocean scattered with islands, and determined to live on the Pacific side of the continent. He landed into full retirement on Saltspring Island, then later in Duncan. He loved to look out across the water and monitor the passing boats. His life settled into happy quiet routine, the enjoyment of literature, travelogues and walks along native trails. He was a learned reader as well as a devoted cryptic crossword player. He loved the hunt for words, and kept a reference library devoted to the cause. All who knew him recognized him as a gentleman of thoughtful good taste and kind consideration. His last days ended as he wished, shared lovingly with Sandy beside him. He walked along the beach watching the water lift the boats at their mooring. He settled into his favourite chair. Just as life began for Jeff at home, so too, it quietly ended, his last breath taken in the comforting surround of home.



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STRANGWAYS, Willis 1923 - 2013 Born in Morley AB on August 26, 1923, Willis passed away peacefully on October 21, 2013 at Sunridge Place in Duncan BC. Willis spent his first few years in an orphanage with his younger sister, Jeanne. At ages 5 & 3 they were adopted by Charles and Maude Strangways and grew up on their farm near Kerrobert SK. Willis fell in love with Beatrice Schan and they wed in 1949. They left the prairies for Kelowna, then Dawson Creek and Prince George, before settling on Vancouver Island - all during which they raised five children. When Bea passed from cancer in 1986, Willis left his job with Coca-Cola in Nanaimo and moved to Ladysmith, where he operated the concession at Transfer Beach for many summers. Willis eventually moved to Duncan and ran the cafe in the Duncan Curling Club for 14 years before finally retiring at age 80. In his later years Willis was an active member of the Eagles Club (both Ladysmith & Duncan) as well as a proud member of St. Anne’s Garden Club at Providence Farm. “Willy� enjoyed spending time with family and friends and will be remembered as having a “work hard, play hard� attitude. He recently enjoyed his 90th birthday party with his 94 year-old girlfriend, Gladys, by his side! Willis was a kind, gentle, loving man who will be missed by his children - Laurie (Ted) Kent, Carrie (Dominic) White, Jamie (Tammy) and Harvey (Sheryl) - and by his grandchildren Tory, Tyla, Lindsay, Tammie, Jamie and Justine. Willis’ oldest son Rodney passed away suddenly on August 23, 2013 at the age of 61. Willis will also be dearly missed by his best friends, Ken (Cindy) McLaughlin and Pat Germscheid. The family would like to sincerely thank the care aids, nurses, support staff and management of Sunridge Place - both Meadows and Arbors - for their tender, loving care of our dad over the past few years. We also acknowledge Dr. Roy and the caregivers at Cowichan Hospital and Cairnsmore Transition Unit for their professional care. Special thanks to Dennis & Andy for playing Dad’s favourite songs, and to Notura, Danny and Brenda for being with Willis at the end of his journey. An open house celebration and sharing of memories will be held on Friday, November 1st at the Duncan Curling Club from 7-10 p.m.





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DUPLEXES FOR RENT DUNCAN 3Bdrm 1.5Bath, good location. 5 appli. Avail. Nov. 15. Fenced backyard, pets considered. 250−597−3362. DUNCAN 3Bdrm 2.5 Bath, W/D, F/S, D/W, Covered deck, fenced yard. Sm. pet ok. Avail. Oct. 15. $1200/mo. 250−818− 1913 or 250−743−8373.

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VALLEY Calendar Miscellaneous • Mulitcultural Leadership Group Halloween dance party, Thursday, Oct. 31, 3:30-6 p.m., Duncan United Church. Music, food, fun. Costumes optional. Suggested donation $2 to support future MLG projects. • Dia de los Muertos/Day of the Dead workshop Friday, Nov. 1, 4-5 p.m., Cowichan Library, decorating sugar skulls to take home and put in place of honour. • Somenos Women’s Institute hosts Celebrate Eating Local, Nov. 2, 12:30 p.m., Somenos Community Hall, 3248 Cowichan Valley Highway 18, $12 per person. Guest speaker: Bruce Stewart of True Grain Bread. Lunch served from local ingredients. Silent auction. Proceeds to bursary fund. • Valley Seniors Organization 6th Annual Craft Fair, Nov. 2, 9 a.m,-2 p.m., Seniors Activity Centre, 198 Government St., Duncan. Free mini totem tour. Six foot table rental $15. Info: 250-746-4433 or 250-246-4746. • Interested in Celtic rituals or British mysteries? Authors Kay Stewart and Chris Bullock talk about latest novel Unholy Rites, Tuesday, Nov. 5, 45:30 p.m., Island Savings Centre. With slides and dressing demonstration. • Free demonstration of making sauerkraut, instructor Holly Howe, Thursday, Nov. 7, 11 a.m.-12:30 p.m., Cowichan library, Duncan.

• Free workshop on Chinese culture with Cowichan Intercultural Society, Saturday, Nov. 9, 10-11:30 a.m., Cowichan library, Duncan. Refreshments while making paper Chinese lantern to take home. • Duncan Volunteer Fire Department’s 20th annual craft fair, Saturday, Nov. 16, 10 a.m.-3 p.m., Duncan Fire Hall. Info: Elisabeth Ruiter 250-709-1155. • Raffle tickets at South Island Fireplace & Spas for Tansor Elementary fundraising for earthquake preparedness supplies and emergency shelter. Tickets $20 for chance to win 3 cords of split wood and 7 prizes of 1 cord of split wood. Only 1,500 tickets available. Info:

Seniors • Chemainus 55+ Drop in Centre dance Oct. 26, 7 p.m., $9, lunch included. Music: Esquires. • Chemainus Seniors Drop-in Centre flu clinic, Oct. 31, 9 a.m.-1 p.m. • Chemainus Seniors Drop-in Centre programmed music Nov. 9, 7 p.m., lunch included, cost $5. Enjoy dancing. • Chemainus Seniors Drop-in Centre pancake breakfast, Nov. 16, 9:30-11 a.m., cost $5. • Chemainus Seniors Drop-in Centre soup and sandwich, Nov. 20, 11:30 a.m.1 p.m., cost $5.

• Chemainus Seniors Drop-in Centre blood pressure clinic, Nov. 20, 9:30-11 a.m. • Chemainus Seniors Drop-in Centre dance with Happy Hans Nov. 23, 7 p.m., lunch included, cost $9. • Chemainus Seniors Drop-in Centre Christmas Dinner, Dec. 12 and 13, tickets available starting Nov. 21 at AGM meeting. Members $15, guests $20. • Chemainus Seniors Drop-in Centre annual general meeting, Nov. 21, 10 a.m.

Recreation • Bingo for over 19s, Seniors Activity Centre (198 Government St., Duncan), Tuesday, 12 p.m. a.m. Early Bird Draw, Loonie Pot, Odd and Even, Number Seven and Bonanza. Info: 250-746-4433. • New chess club at Duncan Library, Monday evenings 6-8 p.m. All ages and skill levels welcome. • Cowichan Valley Scottish Country Dancing Thursday evenings 6:30-8 p.m., singles, couples, beginners welcome, Chemainus Seniors Centre. Info: 250-748-9604. • Calling all chess players, every Wednesday, 1-4 p.m. All levels welcome. Info: 250-743-8740. • Interested in rocks? The Cowichan Valley Rockhounds meet the third Monday of each month, 7 p.m., Duncan Airport. Info: 250-743-3769.

• Duncan Badminton Club, Tuesdays and Thursdays, 8-10 p.m., Multipurpose Hall, Island Savings Centre. Recreational and ladder. All welcome. Info: 250-746-4380. • Beginners meditation, Wednesdays, 6:30-7 p.m., regular meditation, 7-8 p.m. Info: email peace@viretreats. com or 250-710-7594.

Meetings • Cowichan Valley Prostate Cancer Support Group monthly meeting, Thursday, Oct. 31, Canadian Caner Society board room, 100-394 Duncan St., 7 p.m. Talk with survivors and others. Info: Gord 250-743-6960. • Cowichan Valley Arthritis Support Group meeting Nov. 4, 1 p.m., St. John’s Church Hall, Duncan, guest speaker Cari Taylor, Manager of Education Services for Arthritis Society on Vancouver Island. Topic: how stress affects arthritis and managing and coping techniques. • Chemainus Garden Club meeting Tuesday, Nov. 5, 1 p.m., Calvary Baptist Church, 3319 River Rd. Speaker: Dennis Plante of Harvest House Food Bank on “plant a row” program. Door prize, brag table. $2 drop-in fee. $15 year membership. Info: 250-246-1207. • Cowichan Valley Prostate Cancer Group monthly meetings the last Thursday of every month. Canadian Cancer Society board room in Duncan,

7 p.m. Meet and talk with survivors and others. Info: Gord 250-743-6960. • Cobble Hill Women’s Institute meets in the small room of the Cobble Hill hall, noon pot luck lunch, second Wednesday of the month. New members welcome. Info: Jessie Anderson 250-743-9040.

Arts • Crofton Art Group Show and Sale Saturday, Nov. 16, 10 a.m.-5 p.m., Crofton Senior Centre, 1507 Joan Ave. Unframed art, jewelry. Refreshments. • Cowichan Valley Artisans year round studio tour: 14 professional studios to explore. From Mill Bay to Ladysmith. for details of each studio’s hours. Admission free.

Music • Romanza: three world-class tenors, featuring Ken Lavigne, in concert Thursday, Nov. 7, 7:30 p.m., St. John the Baptist Anglican Church, Duncan. Tickets $25 in advance (church office, 9 a.m.-noon Tuesday-Friday), $30 at the door. • Get in the spirit of the season with carols sung by the Probus Singers Tuesday, Dec. 10, 3-3:30 p.m., at the Cowichan Library at the Island Savings Centre in Duncan.


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October 30, 2013  

The October 30, 2013 edition of the Cowichan Valley Citizen

October 30, 2013  

The October 30, 2013 edition of the Cowichan Valley Citizen