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Town Councillor Jayne Ingram, Mayor Ross Forrest and Councillor Bob Day cook up lasagna and Caesar salad for Community Services’ volunteers during the Christmas Hamper at Centennial Hall on Dec. 14. They were just one of many groups in Lake Cowichan to aid in Community Services’ worthwhile cause over the past month. See Page 15 for the full story and more photos. Dorian Geiger photo

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CVRD Volunteer Appreciation Dinner gives thanks Area F Director Ian Morrison, MLA Bill Routley and MP Jean Crowder show their appreciation for CVRD volunteers with dinner on Saturday, December 17

Top left: MLA Bill Routley,, Area F Cowichan Valley Regional District Director Ian Morrison and MP Jean Crowder pose for a photo at Cowichan Lake Sports Arena’s lobby following the CVRD Area F Appreciation Dinner. Dorian Geiger photo Dorian Geiger Gazette editor Cowichan Valley Regional District Area F Director, Ian Morrison extended a big thank you to his legion of volun-

teers that have helped out with the CVRD in the past year by throwing a complimentary volunteer appreciation dinner at Cowichan Lake Rocks Curling Club on Dec. 17.

It was a special occasion, as Morrison invited Member of Parliament Jean Crowder and Member of the Legislative Assembly Bill Routley to the appreciation dinner for

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CVRD volunteers. Both Crowder and Routley have former political ties to the area and they made it very clear Lake Cowichan is no stranger. Routley was especially cheery to be in Lake Cowichan for the evening. However, he did not shy away from revealing his disappointment in the rather quick legislative session, which lasted only three weeks. “It’s exciting to be out of the legislature, although we did have a short legislative session — only 24 days — so democracy is not really alive and well in British

Columbia but it’s good to be in Lake Cowichan and know that we have a room full of volunteers that have done outstanding community service,” said Routley. Routley noted that while he was in a legislative session, he commended Lake Cowichan for the town’s community values. He cited a recent river cleanup carried out by the town following tubing season and applauded the community for banding together the way it does for a greater cause. “There were thousands of bottles,” he explained. Sharing the story with the Lake Cowichan crowd over a few laughs, Routley’s story even involved a Christmas twist. “They literally found a Christmas tree and kitchen sink. They found all kinds of strange stuff at the bottom and cleaned up the river. That’s the kind of community Lake Cowichan is,” Routley added. Routley went on to say that without the efforts of such CVRD volunteers, things wouldn’t be running as smoothly in the area. “It’s an amazing community spirit. These folks here are involved in a number of CVRD

initiatives. The backbone of a community is it’s people. I’m happy to come from an area that’s well known for their generosity and volunteer spirit. It’s a good time to have an event at Christmas time,” he added. Area F Director and dinner host, Ian Morrison agreed, stating that had it not been for volunteers, his job would be a lot more stressful and hectic. “You do the work that makes my job easier. We are so fortunate to have the volunteers we do have and were absolutely blessed to have Bill Routley and Jean Crowder in attendance. They have a strong base of support here,” said Morrison. Morrison also indicated that working with volunteers so frequently helps him gain insight into what the people of the area are thinking. “They help me understand how the community is thinking about a particular le or direction we might take,” he explained. Morrison was elated that Routley and Crowder attended. We were fortunate enough to hold an event that was near and dear to my heart and have the MP and MLA in attendance to help acknowledge the efforts of the

volunteers. Crowder has served as Nanaimo-Cowichan’s MP since 2004 and she, too was happy to be back in Lake Cowichan. “It isn’t often that we actually take a few moments to just gather and break bread and it’s really important that we take the time to sit with each other and just enjoy a meal because our lives are so busy and so complicated,” said Crowder. Crowder thought it was fantastic that the CVRD volunteers were all able to sit, relax and kick back for an evening together. “In terms of volunteers, many of them do the work that they do because they love it and are committed to your communities and you want to give something back,” she said. Crowder also mentioned that it is not often enough that volunteers receive the recognition they deserve. “And often you don’t get acknowledgement for the work that they have done. Getting together with other volunteers and sharing some personal time is a great way to do that,” Crowder added. Cowichan Lake Recreation catering staff catered the meal for the evening.

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Third annual free Christmas dinner For the third year running, Lake Cowichan resident Eric Olson is kindly inviting the community to dinner on Dec. 25. Olson and his family are hosting the event in the Centennial Hall from 5-7 p.m. on Christmas Day. There will be food for between 30-50 people. Last year roughly 35 people attended. “It’s for fun. Our family has done well and we thought it was time to give something back,” he said. Olson decided to pioneer the supper after realizing a great deal of Lake Cowichan citizens spend Christmas on their own. The supper is designed to get those out who may not have a family to cele-

brate the holiday with. “It’s for anybody, especially anyone who is on their own or for elderly couples who might nd it too much work to make dinner for themselves,” he added. Olson noted they won’t have to outsource catering since him and he family have done it as a business. “It’s something we can do easily,” said Olson. Out of all of Olson’s admirers for throwing the party, he said his six-year-old granddaughter enjoys the free Christmas dinner the most. “It makes me feel great. It makes my granddaughter feel great. She thinks it’s very special.”

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Nanos arsen voir dire trial adjourned Lake Cowichan man, Darryl Nanos’ voir dire appearance in the Duncan Provincial Courthouse on Dec. 12 in front of the honourable Judge J. Wood was adjourned until Jan. 13. Nanos was charged with arson on an inhabited property, a crime that carries a maximum potential of lifetime behind bars. The unit Nanos allegedly targeted was his own and was located at 68 Stanley Road. The property was set ablaze on Oct. 8, 2010. Once the voir dire is carried out on Jan. 13, Nanos’ actual trial date is set for Feb. 9.

Luckily no one was injured in the inferno, however, other units nearby suffered smoke damage. The majority of Nanos’ house was completely gutted in the re. Following extensive restoration and repairs to the building, occupants have since returned to their respective units. All residents of the building were subsequently asked to stay out of their homes while an insurance company arranged cleaning. -Files from the Cowichan News Leader Pictorial

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Congratulations to the winners of the Shopping Passports Contest 1st place - Ben and Carolyn Yablonski won the $150.00 prize certificate for Hans’ Butcher Shop & Deli 2nd place - Rose Quinlan won the $100.00 prize certificate for Home Hardware 3rd place - Angie Lundberg won the $50.00 prize certificate for Remedy Salon Thank you to all the entrants that participated and supported local shopping.

Congratulations to the winners of the Christmas Light-up Contest 1st place Residential - Roger Ketch of 10081 Youbou Rd in Youbou wins flowers, a new string of lights, and a 1st place certificate of recognition 2nd place Residential Category- Walter Whiteoak of 200 Oak Lane, of Lake Cowichan wins flowers, a new string of lights and a 2nd place certificate of recognition 1st place Business Category - Home Hardware wins flowers and a Window Certificate to display 2nd place Business Category - Footwear Centre wins flowers and a Window Certificate to display Honourable mention goes to Ken Karpick & Dana Rudan of 320 Lake Park Rd in Lake Cowichan.

Thank you to all the entrants that participated and decorated. The judges would like to see more participation for next year. If you don’t want to enter yourself, then you can enter your friend, neighbour or a business or home that you have seen that you think is worthy of entry as the People’s Choice.

We would also like to thank all of our customers here in Cowichan Lake as well as our out of town customers for your patronage. We appreciate your business and look forward to serving you for years to come. David, Rose & Staff

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Cowichan’s 30 days of Christmas

Since December Madness got the spirit of the holiday season rolling on Dec. 2, Lake Cowichan has been in a festive uproar. Christmas craft fair here, Christmas Hamper there, lights as far as the eye can see on the Christmas Light Up Tour, the Lions Christmas House, handfuls of Christmas fundraisers, Santa Clause appearing seemingly everywhere at once; the town looks spectacular. And so are people’s attitudes. Everyone seems to be in a fantastic mood of late. The Gazette often reports on many of the Cowichan Lake-area’s fundraisers and it’s absolutely unbelievable how many fundraisers are happening this time of year. The community itself raises thousands upon thousands of dollars for various initiatives, many to aid those who are less privileged. Just between the Lake Cowichan Fire Department Toy Drive, the Chamber of Commerce Small Business Dinner and Auction and the Christmas Hamper, nearly $20,000 in cash, food and toys have been received. Even Town Council has gotten in on most of these initiatives, taking time out of their political ongoings to give back to the community that they serve. I was overly impressed to see Mayor Ross Forrest and Councilors, Bob Day, Jayne Ingram and Franklin Hornbrook cooking and serving up lasagna lunches for all the volunteers that stepped forward for the Christmas Hamper on Dec. 14. Without the community banding together the way it has in recent weeks, many of those who are less fortunate wouldn’t be able to enjoy the simple luxuries of Christmas that many of us regularly take for granted. I was happy to have my mother Carmen visiting me this past week from Phoenix, Arizona (my parents escaped Saskatchewan this year to winter there). I got to introduce her to many of Lake Cowichan’s colourful characters and she even got to take in the Small Business Dinner and Auction, the Light Tour and Darlene Tully and Trudy Ammann’s artshow in Duncan. It was so nice to have family out at such a festive time of year and she was overly impressed with Lake Cowichan. So give yourself a pat on the back, Lake Cowichan — you deserve it. Merry Christmas!

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Clark touts oil sands, but not pipeline BC Bureau

The premiers of B.C., Alberta and Saskatchewan are preparing a “Canadian energy strategy” to present to Ottawa by this spring, while avoiding endorsing a proposed oil pipeline from Edmonton to B.C.’s north coast. B.C. Premier Christy Clark, Alberta Premier Alison Redford and Saskatchewan Premier Brad Wall met in Edmonton Tuesday to work out a common position on a variety of common issues, including infrastructure. But with By Tom Fletcher Enbridge’s controversial pipeline set to begin federal environmental hearings in Kitimat on Jan. 10, Clark and Redford both avoided expressing an opinion directly. The twin pipelines would carry lighter petroleum to Alberta and diluted oil sands crude back to a new deepwater port at Kitimat, where it would be loaded on tankers for export. The project has been targeted by aboriginal groups, backed up by Canadian and U.S. environmental

organizations. “Certainly in British Columbia we recognize the big contribution that the oil sands make to Canada and to our national economy,” Clark told a news conference in Edmonton after the meeting. “And we’re watching this environmental review process very carefully because that’s what’s going to get the facts out on the table for us.” After more than 4,000 people registered to speak at the pipeline hearings, the federal panel has extended its deadline for deciding on the project by a year. It now expects to have a decision by the fall of 2013. The premiers were enthusiastic about the general idea of energy infrastructure, however, and dropped several hints about how they really view the pipeline. “British Columbia’s coast does not just belong to British Columbia,” Clark said. “It belongs to Alberta, Saskatchewan, Manitoba Quebec, Ontario and the Atlantic provinces. And it’s essential that our ports and our infrastructure all across the west are functioning as well as they possibly can, because that’s what allows trade to flow outside our country and that’s what puts people to work.”

Wall said Canada is a world leader in efforts to capture greenhouse gases and recover habitat from fossil fuel sources, as well as developing hydroelectric and other renewable energy sources. “I think it’s a powerful statement to say we’re an energy power and we’re proud of it,” Wall said. Redford described the new energy strategy this way: “It’s about how we’re going to create a set of fundamental values about infrastructure in terms of economic growth in Western Canada, whether we’re talking about roads, transmission, pipelines, rail as well in terms of a lot of agricultural products that need to go to the west coast.” Another effort to expand shipments of Alberta oil from B.C. is also attracting protests. On Dec. 1, the National Energy Board approved Kinder Morgan’s application to increase flow of its Trans Mountain pipeline from Alberta to Burnaby for tanker export, from 50,000 to 79,000 barrels. Kinder Morgan has also applied to twin the pipeline. The Islands Trust Council representing Gulf Island residents wrote to the NEB this summer, objecting to the risk of more tankers “in the already busy shipping lanes of Salish Sea.”

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Telus helps out Lakeside Players

Patricia Cumming, Kaatza Lakeside Players Society Treasurer receives cheque from TELUS Field Support Manager Peter Fox Photo submitted It was a happy day for the Kaatza Lakeside Players when they received news from Telus on the success of their grant application and would receive $4200. The cheque was presented to Patricia Cumming this week by TELUS representative Peter Fox. KLPS applied for the rst time to the TELUS Community Action Team that contributes to charitable organizations across Canada. The main criteria for funding in the area of arts and culture is a program that focuses on youth. The primary mandate of KLPS is to provide the community with a learning experience in the theatre arts, including the technology and other non-acting tasks that are required to put on a production. Of course, ensuring an enjoyable theatre experience for the audience is an important goal, too. KLPS also contributes to the success of other

community groups by volunteering their theatrical expertise for local events. The Kaatza Players recently nished a successful run of the ever popular “The Best Christmas Pageant Ever” where 21 children and 6 adults on stage experienced theatre rst-hand under the Artistic Direction of Dena Mc Phee. If anyone is interested in this great learning opportunity, auditions for the spring production “Mending Fences” will be held on Jan. 10 and 12, at 7 p.m. at the Lake Cowichan Centennial Hall, located at 309 South Shore Rd. In conjunction with this, KLPS will be hosting another “Behind the Curtain” party highlighting non-acting volunteer opportunities. Visit the Kaataz Lakeside Players website for more information at www.kaatzalakesideplayers.ca -Patricia Cumming, KLPS Treasurer

LETTERS TO THE EDITOR: CONGRATULATIONS LAKE COWICHAN Dear editor, Last weekend we drove from our home in Maple Ridge to Lake Cowichan to cheer on our grandson’s pee wee hockey team, the Delta Jets. They were competing in the Lake’s two-day pee wee tournament. It had been over ve years since Aline and I had been in or seen the old arena. We checked into the Lake Cowichan Lodge with our 12-year-old grandson Jackson and his father Mitch and then headed off to the arena for what we thought would be two days sitting in the cold, uncomfortable hockey arena. We remembered it well from having been there WHAT DO YOU THINK? SEND US A LETTER. Give us your comments on the topic of your choice.

often during our 27 years in the Valley. Wow! We were blown away when we saw the magnicent refurbished Lake Cowichan Arena. Congratulations to everyone who had any part at all in making this transformation possible. Everyone from out of town went home impressed with your new community jewel. Every aspect of their visit to the Lake left a favourable lasting impression. It’s amazing what a community of committed volunteers can achieve when they set their minds to it. The Cowichan Community Centre, the World’s largest Hockey Stick and the Chemainus murals are perfect examples. Merry Christmas! Aline, Jackson, Mitch and Dick Drew, Maple Ridge E-mail editor@lakecowichangazette.com Must include a name and phone number for verication.

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The Royal Canadian Legion, Lake Cowichan Branch No. 210 would like to thank the following businesses and organizations for making our 2011 Poppy Campaign so successful through their donations or purchase of a wreath and to those who allowed us to put a poppy tray in their business: Provincial Government, Town of Lake Cowichan, CVRD Area F and I, Cowichan Lake & District Chamber of Commerce, Khalsa Diwan Society, XI Gamma Kappa, OAPO Branch 115, Lake Cowichan Elks Lodge 293, Cowichan Lake Lions Club, Kinsmen Club of Lake Cowichan, CUPE Local 606, United Steelworkers Union Local 1-1937, 744 (Cowichan) Air Cadet Squadron, Lake Cowichan, Honeymoon Bay, Caycuse, Mesachie Lake and Youbou Volunteer Fire Departments, Community Heritage Commission, J.L. Peterson Construction, Teal Jones, Lady of the Lake Society, Lake Cowichan – BC Ambulance Station 19, Cowichan Lake Forest Cooperative, Federal Superannuitants – Duncan Branch, Bent Pine Acres Products, Nitinat River Hatchery, Lake Cowichan Christian Fellowship, J&V’s Burgers & Pizza, JJ’s Market, A&W, Lake Cowichan Drug Store, Remedy, Lakeshore Auto Parts, Subway, Cowichan Fly & Tackle, The Print Shop, Dr. Kenneth Welch, Lake Dental Health Care, Footwear Centre, Senior’s Association, Cowichan Lake Golden Agers Society, King George Seniors Affordable Housing, Lake Cowichan Computers, Island Savings Credit Union, Grab Bag, Village Pharmacy, Brookside Medical Clinic, RCMP – Lake Cowichan Detachment, Home Hardware, Shaker Mill, Life Labs, Patricia Thompson, Neiser’s Sales, Lake Cowichan Lodge, Darling Tire, Lake Cowichan Home Centre, Gazette, Curves, Glacier Installations, Cowichan Pet Emporium, Cowichan Motors, Country Grocer, RE Max Realty, Royal Lepage, Lake Cowichan Chiropractor, Royal Bank, Tipton’s Outboards, Tipton’s Gas Bar, Riverside Inn, The Bargain Shop, Maggie Sullivan, Dollars and Sense, Country Wide Real Estate, Community Services, Mes Amis, Han’s Butcher Shop, Lake Cowichan Furniture, Cowichan Lake Arena, Southshore Motel, Friesen’s Meats, Honeymoon Bay Coffee Mill, Honeymoon Bay Retreat, Daly’s Auto Centre, Youbou Bar & Grill, Shop N Save, Johel Bros. Cowichan Lake Timber, Lake Cowichan & Honeymoon Bay Post Offices, Galloping Moon and Lake Cowichan Liquor Store.

LEGION BRANCH #210, LAKE COWICHAN has made donations for 2011 from their BINGO and MEAT DRAW funds to the following: LCSS Bursaries of $500.00 Cara Hughes, Jayme Watson, Jinet Monti-Slatta, Linden Schultz, Andrei Kondrackyl, Dora Schmidt, Taylor Poirier, Tanner King-Nyberg $4,000.00 Cowichan Rocks Jr. Curling $100.00 Provincial Playoffs Program Cowichan Valley Volleyball $480.00 Jocelyn Lundberg, Ambassador $100.00 Sir Percy Lake Zone Scholarship per capita $86.43 #744 Cowichan Air Cadets $500.00 Admiral Mainguy Sea Cadets $500.00 Cancer, Golf for the Cure $600.00 Queen Alexandra Foundation, Games and Music $200.00 Cowichan Pipes and Drums, Uniforms $500.00 Community Services, Summer Camp and Programs $1,000.00 Meals on Wheels $1,000.00 Medals for Seniors Games $500.00 Staples, "Stock the Lockers" School supplies Program $500.00 LC Firemens "Safety Booklets" $168.00 Lodge at Broadmead, Equipment $470.00 Community Services, Christmas Hampers $750.00 Rembrance Day Luncheon $172.00 LC&D Minor Hockey, Peewee 1 Tournament Program $200.00 LC&D Minor Hockey, Bantam Tournament Program $200.00 Approximately $6,670.40 was raised in this year's Poppy Campaign, slightly less than last year. Donations from Poppy fund were: $750.00 to Broadmead Care Foundation to replace motors for beds; $1,957.27 to Cowichan Valley Hospice Society for a washer and dryer, Library supplies: and $990.00 for Remembrance Day Poster and Literary Contest for a total of $3,697.27. More donations to be made at a later date. Many thanks to the community, our patrons and our members for their support over the year. On behalf of the Executive of the Legion Branch #210, "Best Wishes for a Merry Christmas and a Happy New year!" Sincerely, Wilma Rowbottom, President

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Ushering out an era: the 1988 removal of the CNR trestle

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The removal of part of the Canadian National Railway trestle that spanned South Shore Road in town center for decades, took place in September 1988. The nearby section that crossed the river near the Duck Pond was eventually modified and is now used as a footbridge. Today, the lovely Ohtaki Park and Forest Workers Memorial Park line both sides of South Shore Road where the old trestle once loomed above. Photo courtesy Kaatza Station Museum and Susan Tuck

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n 1988, decades after it was erected, the old Canadian National Railway trestle that spanned the Cowichan River and South Shore Road in the center of town, was removed. The nostalgic daily sights and sounds of trains and their whisBy Rolli Gunderson tles, as well as the impact they had on the area, was over. The reality was far different from the nostalgia that was generated that final day. Although the trestle was necessary in that it was part of the rail line from Victoria to Youbou, it was also crucial to the economy of the area. A big silver overpass, it loomed over the main street and many logging trucks passed under it on a daily basis for countless years. It was more or less taken for granted, and sometimes ignored. Sure, it wasn’t attractive, but it was a fixture in town. Problems arose early on, as far back as the 1940s, when loaded logging trucks piled high with lumber began to hit the top of the trestle. Rather than take the position that the loads were to high, the Chamber of Commerce of the day, representing the view of

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the townsfolk, complained that the trestle was too low. The Aug. 11, 1958 issue of the local newspaper, The Lake News, reported, “Fear had been expressed that logs may be knocked off logging trucks.” The problem wasn’t so much that the loads hit the trestle at 40 miles per hour, firing “wooden missiles,” but the immediate danger to pedestrians and motorists. That was what prompted the complaints — and rightly so. The Lake News also reported that “The CNR trestle over the main road in Lake Cowichan bares scars as a result of high loads on trucks passing underneath. Drivers expressed their opinion in notto-delicate words.” The editor offered his own solution to the problem by recommending that motorists take an alternate route, via King George Street, Cowichan Avenue or the Wellington Avenue. The advice was not well received. For many more years, pedestrians (including this author) and motorists dodged flying logs until 1988, when the last train from Youbou made its final run. It was with mixed emotions, as townsfolk said goodbye to the end of an era. The final act took place in September when the trestle was removed and trucked to it’s new home at the British Columbia Forest Discovery Centre near Duncan.

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In the Lake Cowichan Food Bank article published in last week’s edition of The Gazette on the organization becoming a charity, chair Betty Sanddar wished to include the Food Bank’s address so people can donate through mail. Tax receipts are available for those who would like to donate. PO Box 1087, Lake Cowichan, B.C., V0R 2G0.

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The Cold War is back.

Town’s Finance and Administration Committee convene The Finance and Administration committee, as well as Cowichan Lake Education Centre and Lakeview Campground Committee met on Dec. 13 for their monthly meeting. Mayor Ross Forrest and Town Councillors, Jayne Ingram, Bob Day, Franklin Hornbrook and Tim McGonigle were in attendance, as well as chief administrative ofcer Joseph Fernandez, director of nance Ronnie Gill, superintendent of Public Works and Engineering Services, Nagi Rizk, CLEC manager and executive secretary Roni-Lee Roach. Fernandez updated the Finance and Administration Committee on the deadline for TD Green Streets 2012 funding, which was on Dec. 9. The Town had submitted a $20,000 application and Fernandez indicated they should hear an outcome by January.

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Lake Cowichan United Church

Pentecostal

Forrest also updated the Committee on a recent meeting with the two elected Cowichan Valley Regional District Area I and F Directors, Pat Weaver and Ian Morrison. The superintendent of Public Works and Engineering Services, Rizk, advised the Committee that he had met with the project manager for B.C. Hydro on-site earlier that day. He reported on discussions that related to the civil works to be completed by mid-January and the cable work to be completed by mid-June in reference to B.C. Hydro’s upgrade programme at its substation on Cowichan Avenue. Town Council will have their regular monthly council meeting on Dec. 20.

White. Fluffy. Sneaky. Goes by the code name “Snow.” Keep winter under serveillance. ShiftIntoWinter.ca DriveBC.ca

Cowichan Lake

BAPTIST CHURCH

Would like to extend an invitation to everyone in the community to join us in celebrating

The Birth of our Lord’s Son

Jesus Christ

with a wonderful candle light service

Saturday, Christmas Eve at 6 pm Christmas Day at 10:30 am 8259 Beaver Road

Bring your family and friends for a great evening of Worship, Music and Fellowship

Blessings from our Church Family to Yours.

Report a road hazard to our 24 HR hotline 1.877.391.7310 or at www.mainroad.ca

Duncan: 250.746.7510 Malahat: 250.743.8931 Langford: 250.391.7310 Sooke: 250.642.0915 Salt Spring Isl: 250.537.5722 Galiano Isl: 250.539.2423 Mayne Isl: 250.539.2114 Pender Isl: 250.629.3431 Saturna Isl: 250.539.5722 Thetis Isl: 250.246.3431

Who’s using your prescription drugs? In a recent study,* 20% of teens said they had taken a prescription drug in the past year to get high. Three quarters said they stole it from home. This can be dangerous and possibly deadly. For the tools you need to prevent this and to learn how to talk to your kids about prescription abuse, go to CanadaDrugFree.org

*Source: CAMH Drug Use Among Ontario Students 2009 study

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LAKE COWICHAN COWICHAN GAZETTE GAZETTE THE LAKE

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AUTO GLASS & UPHOLSTERY

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Tully and Ammann return from Duncan art show

250-748-4466 #2 - 2986 Boys Road, Duncan

Valley Fish and Game Club

Boxing Day Shoot

Monday, December 26 Ham & Bacon prizes

10:00 a.m. until Dark

Above: Darlene Tully reads her book Sometimes You are the Apple of my Eye to children at the Portals art exhibit in Duncan. Tully, along with other Lake Cowichan artist, Trudy Kungold Ammann and area wood artist Wayne Brown were showcased at the artshow. Top right: Tully and Ammann pose in Portals with art exhibit in background. Right: Brown’s handcrafted wooden faces were popular. Photos Darlene Tully

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CHRISTIAN FELLOWSHIP Christmas Eve Candle Light Service 7:00 - 8:00pm

Music in the Lake

57 King George Street by the round-about

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Merry Christmas & Happy New Year

Boxing Day

KNOCKOUTS!

Members of the Ecclestons, Kelt Eccleston (left), Colleen Eccleston (middle) and Greg Madill (right) will entertain at the Music in the Lake show on Dec. 22 in Lake Cowichan.

This boxing day, avoid the insane lineups and find your deals from the comfort of home.

That’s a smart fight. Great Rates Great Rates One application to One overapplication 40 lenders to over 40 lenders Terms suited to Terms suited to your needs your needs Pre-approvals Pre-approvals Personal Service Personal Service Offices in Duncan Offices in Duncan and Victoria and Victoria

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Music in the Lake presents The Ecclestons Dec. 22 at the Lower Centennial Hall, featuring the soothing folk sounds of Kelt Eccleston, his sister Colleen and Greg Madill. The Ecclestons have been performing “full contact” folk music for more than a decade at folk festivals, coffee houses and concerts, including the reworks at Butchart’s Gardens. They are known throughout the Pacic Northwest for their musicianship, harmonies and the tremendous energy they bring to each show. Playing a mixture of traditional Celtic music and their own original work, the Ecclestons all write, sing and play a multitude of instruments. They are a big ticket item at festivals and state fairs from here to Montana, but they will play Music In The Lake for a mere ve dollars per adult, with children fteen and under admitted free. The show is slated to begin at 7:30 p.m. with an open stage, which will be followed by the feature and headlining band, The Ecclestons, at 9 p.m. For a preview of the Ecclestons and what is to come at the upcoming Music In the Lake, visit the band’s website at www.theecclestons.com for an array of exclusive content, including photos, their biographies, as well as links to their music. -David Lowther, Music in the Lake


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Wednesday, December 21, 2011

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WHEN YOU WANT IT LISTED - WHEN YOU NEED IT SOLD

L i d sting e r u t s Fea

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MOBILE AT COBBLE HILL

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Great location in the quiet, well maintained Burnum Mobile Home Park. This big 2 bedroom mobile has large rooms, spacious covered deck with a carport & shop. Backs onto green space for privacy.

Lot 5 March Rd $155,000

INVESTOR ALERT! This .58 acre property provides several options, including building a duplex or renovating the existing home. Due to road location, rezoning to commercial may be a possibility. Vendor financing may also be available.

$239,000

250 South Shore Rd.

PRICED TO SELL!!

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$195,999

35 Hemlock St.

COMMERCIAL PROPERTY

$179,000

96 Comiaken Ave. D

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CHECK & COMPARE! – Lake view lot centrally located in town minutes from Duck Pond, foot bridge & boat launch. Gently sloping, easy access & no HST! Build your dream home.

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268 Castley Hts $79,000 BUILD UP HIGH! • lake views from lot • geo tech report on file

271 South Shore $269,000

COMMERCIAL LOT – corner lot on almost an acre on main road in Town

Approximately 4500 sq ft two storey building including fully serviced kitchen upstairs. Down-stairs separated into two retail spaces. C1 commercial zoning provides for multitude of uses.

$466,500

LOTS OF POTENTIAL

Mini Park feel to this quarter acre property. The backyard takes you to a private oasis, mature trees, two ponds, arbour covered in grape vines & the biggest monkey tree we’ve ever seen. Beautiful fir floors & updated bathroom affordably priced!

ADULT LIVING AT IT’S FINEST

229 Johel Road $119,000 PRISTINE LAKEFRONT – quiet, level, easy-to-build lake lot in Kwassin Estates

Lot 5 Cowichan Lake Rd $379,000

RIVER ACCESS – 9.22 ACRES – treed acreage minutes east of town accessible from Old Cowichan Lake Road

SPECIAL LAKEFRONT HOME Quality built home in exclusive Sunny Beach Estates with 3 bedrooms (possibly 5) & 3 bathrooms in a secluded gated site. Exceptional beachfront with spectacular views of the Lake. Ready to move into – VIEW TODAY!

Three bedroom home with new roof, large living room, work shop area & rec room. Great opportunity for first time buyer or investor.

30 Cowichan Ave.

$188,950

ELEGANCE & SOPHISTICATION

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9724 Marble Bay Rd.

#2 - 300 Grosskleg Way

$194,500

LOCATION, LOCATION

Solarium off kitchen, heat pump, built-in vacuum, double garage, the list goes on. The home of your dreams - a must see!

RIVERFRONT AT IT’S BEST Large home with 6 bedrooms and 3 baths. Beautiful bamboo floors and a kitchen designed for entertaining. Two fireplaces, one pellet the other propane. Downstairs is a fully self contained suite. Steps away from the Cowichan River.

Close to the Cowichan River - three level Tudor style home with 4 bedrooms & 3 bathrooms. Good sized attached garage-shop area & property backs onto farmland acreage. Perfect for a growing family.

8007 Greendale Rd.

$215,000

CHARACTER HOME

9 King George St.

This corner lot property offers newer roof, shop in back & over 2500 sq. ft. of living space. An ideal home based business location. Some TLC required .

$214,900

53 Somenos St. D

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$559,000

413 Winter Drive

$495,000

NEW G LISTIN

Updated with newer floors up & down, new deck, paint, lights, appliances….the list goes on. Stunning backyard, beautiful valley views – great family home with 4 bedrooms & 2 full bathrooms.

340 Carnell Dr.

$249,000

$46,900

$375,000

IT’S PARADISE NEW G LISTIN

9632 Marble Bay Rd.

This 4 bedroom house has good bones & needs someone with vision, to give it TLC. Nice yard, original wood floors in living room & upstairs bedrooms. Bring your creativity!

148 Comiaken Ave.

$205,000

COZY 2 BEDROOM HOME

Beautiful 2040 sq. ft. home located in secluded site at Marble Bay. Exceptional 3 bedroom beachfront home with privacy & panoramic view. New dock, new appliances & New Home Warranty applies.

$515,000+HST

Located in Cobble Hill near the end of the Burnham Mobile Home Park. This 55+ park is geared to full time living or the snowbirds. Spacious 2 bedrooms with huge master with soaker tub in ensuite. Big covered deck & large attached carport. Priced to sell quickl

FIXER UPPER

5.6 flat & useable acres surrounded by forestry property. Steel construction shop, green house and the home is over 1500 sq ft with 2 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms & a loft. Make this your permanent home or great for weekend living. Too many extras to list – you have to view to appreciate it!

8975 Youbou Rd.

THIS ONE’S A KEEPER

#63-1751 Northgate Rd.

QUIET, QUIET, QUIET

$525,000+HST

NEAT & TIDY MOBILE

Custom designed 4 Level entry townhome located in neat & bedroom & 3 bath home tidy 55+ complex. Home includes located in “The Slopes”. propane fireplace, 2 full 4 piece White oak hardwood, vaulted ceilings & bathrooms & 2 bedrooms. Meticulously beautiful shaved maintained patio home with low strata sandstone fireplace are fees. Located in quiet area within just a few of the features . Step out onto warmed ceramic tiles in your ensuite bathroom with Jacuzzi. walking distance to town.

NEW G LISTIN

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$595,000

29 Renfrew Ave.

Welcome to Paradise – beautiful flat lot across the road from lakefront homes in beautiful Honeymoon Bay

267 Castley Heights $109,700

Beautiful 6 bedroom home situated in a quiet cul-de-sac in DUNCAN. The grand marble entrance opens to vaulted ceilings, skylights, spiral staircase & so much more. Gourmet kitchen offers granite counters & ceramic tile. Lots of storage & the triple garage has room for all your toys. Enjoy the pool & hot tub in your backyard, plus one bedroom suite can be rented out. Give us a call!

MINI PARK

3 Bedroom home in quiet “100 Houses” neighbourhood, features woodstove, original Douglas fir floors, antique bathroom & more! Garage, woodshed, storage shed & big tiered deck all accessed from back alley. Great views of mountains & if you enjoy kayaking, fishing or swimming, minutes from the heritage, Cowichan River.

REDUCE

QUIET CUL-DE-SAC IN DUNCAN

6109 Timbercrest Pl.

$179,900

PRICED RIGHT!

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$55,000

35-1751 Northgate Rd.

Owner very motivated – good basic home, featuring spacious living, 3 levels, 6 bedrooms & large kitchen. Covered deck with fully fenced yard all on large lot. Get your money’s worth!

92 Boundary Rd.

LOTS

Relocated home includes thermal windows, new roof & wood stove. Mountain views from nice sized porch. Use your creativity to design your own landscaping plan.

158 Nitinat Avenue

$169,000

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THE LAKE COWICHAN GAZETTE THE LAKE COWICHAN GAZETTE

The local authorities witnessed some reckless driving recently after an incident on Dec. 1, according to a Lake Cowichan RCMP press release. A 61-year-old man is facing charges of dangerous operation of a motor vehicle, two counts of obstructing a peace ofcer and failing to stop for police are being sought against the male. The individual in question had been driving a commercial vehicle on the Pacic Marine Circle Route when Commercial Vehicle Inspectors attempted to conduct a trafc stop due to a trafc violation. He refused to pull over and shortly after was observed leaving a nearby work site in a different vehicle. It was at this time the Lake Cowichan RCMP were dispatched for assistance.

DECEMBER 16-30 CHOOSE

PURCHASE FINANCING UP TO 60 MONTHS AS LOW AS

On select new 2011 and 2012 models.

0 %

OWN FOR ONLY

$

19,499 *

3,000 OR

2011 011 BEST T NEW SMALL LL CAR

(UNDER $21,000)

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PURCHASE FINANCE BI-WEEKLY FOR ONLY

FOR 60 MONTHS WITH $2,750 DOWN PAYMENT.

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MOST NEW FORD VEHICLES. S.

THIS OFFER IS IN ADDITION TO INCENTIVES CURRENTLY OFFERED ON QUALIFYING VEHICLES OF MODEL YEAR 2005 OR OLDER. INCENTIVES RANGE FROM $500 TO $3000. VISIT WWW.FORD.CA FOR DETAILS.

Hurry in and get the vehicle and offer you’ve been thinking about. Only at your BC Ford Store. UP TO

OWN FOR ONLY

$

16,749 *

24,749 OR

5.3L/100 km 53 MPG HWY*** 7.1L/100 km 40 MPG CITY***

OWN FOR ONLY

*

OR

6.0L/100 km 47 MPG HWY*** 9.0L/100 km 31 MPG CITY***

Within a short time span after this, the same male was seen traveling east in a semitruck on Cowichan Lake Road near Neva Road. Once again, the RCMP tried to stop the driver but were unsuccessful in their attempts. The RCMP then blocked off a driveway to stop the vehicle, at which point the driver swerved into the police cruiser. Minor damage was incurred by both vehi-

THAN YOU CAN IMAGINE. CERTAIN DATE RESTRICTIONS APPLY. OFFERS NOT AVAILABLE AT THE SAME TIME. SEE DEALER FOR FULL DETAILS.

DECEMBER 31-JANUARY 15 CHOOSE

$

REBATES

MANUFACTURER

9,500 On most new 2011 and 2012 models. 2011 F-150 5.0L amount shown. $2,000 on most 2012 Focus models

2012 FOCUS SE SEDAN MANUAL

**

TRACTION CONTROL

APR

$

TRACTION CONTROL

$

TRACTION CONTROL

$ , AVAILABLE POWERSHIFTTM 6-SPEED

PURCHASE FINANCE BI-WEEKLY FOR ONLY

FOR 60 MONTHS WITH $2,550 DOWN PAYMENT.

109 0% @

AVAILABLE POWERSHIFTTM 6-SPEED

PURCHASE FINANCE BI-WEEKLY FOR ONLY

FOR 60 MONTHS WITH $2,750 DOWN PAYMENT.

169 0%

@

ELECTRONIC STABILITY CONTROL‡

MP3/USB COMPATIBLE

5.5L/100 km 51 MPG HWY*** 7.8L/100 km 36 MPG CITY***

OFFERS INCLUDE $750 WINTER SAFETY PACKAGE CASH ALTERNATIVE◆◆

AND $1,600 AIR TAX & FREIGHT. OFFERS VALID FROM DECEMBER 16-30, 2011.

2011 FIESTA SE SEDAN MANUAL

**

APR

OFFERS INCLUDE $750 WINTER SAFETY PACKAGE CASH ALTERNATIVE◆◆

AND $1,550 AIR TAX & FREIGHT. OFFERS VALID FROM DECEMBER 16-30, 2011.

MP3/USB COMPATIBLE

2012 FUSION SE AUTO

**

APR

$500 MANUFACTURER REBATE AND $1,600 AIR TAX & FREIGHT. OFFERS VALID FROM DECEMBER 16-30, 2011.

OFFERS INCLUDE $750 WINTER SAFETY PACKAGE CASH ALTERNATIVE,◆◆

MP3/USB COMPATIBLE

FORD LETS YOU RECYCLE YOUR 2005 OR OLDER VEHICLE & GET T

▼ TOWARDS

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ELIGIBLE COSTCO MEMBERS RECEIVE

▲ ON MOST 2011 AND

2012 FORD VEHICLES. VISIT FORDCOSTCO.CA

bcford.ca

WISE BUYERS READ THE LEGAL COPY: Vehicle(s) may be shown with optional equipment. Dealer may sell or lease for less. Limited time offers. Offers may be cancelled at any time without notice. See your Ford Dealer for complete details or call the Ford Customer Relationship Centre at 1-800-565-3673. *Purchase a new 2012 Focus SE sedan with manual transmission/2011 Fiesta SE sedan with manual transmission/2012 Fusion SE with automatic transmission for $19,499/$16,749/$24,749 after Total Manufacturer Rebate of $0/$0/$500 deducted. Taxes payable on full amount of purchase price after Manufacturer Rebate has been deducted. Offers include freight and air tax of $1,600/$1,550/$1,600 but exclude variable charges of license, fuel fill charge, insurance, registration, PPSA, administration fees, any environmental charges or fees, and all applicable taxes. All prices are based on Manufacturer’s Suggested Retail Price. Manufacturer Rebates can be used in conjunction with most retail consumer offers made available by Ford of Canada at either the time of factory order or delivery, but not both. Manufacturer Rebates are not combinable with any fleet consumer incentives. **Choose 0% annual percentage rate (APR) purchase financing on a new 2012 Focus SE sedan with manual transmission/2011 Fiesta SE sedan with manual transmission/2012 Fusion SE with automatic transmission for a maximum of 60 months to qualified retail customers, on approved credit (OAC) from Ford Credit. Not all buyers will qualify for the lowest APR payment. Purchase financing monthly payment is $279/$237/$367 (the sum of twelve (12) monthly payments divided by 26 periods gives payee a bi-weekly payment of $129/$109/$169 with a down payment of $2,750/$2,550/$2,750 or equivalent trade-in. Cost of borrowing is $0 or APR of 0% and total to be repaid is $16,749/$14,199/21,999. Offers include a Manufacturer Rebate of $0/$0/$500 and freight and air tax of $1,600/$1,550/$1,600 but exclude variable charges of license, fuel fill charge, insurance, registration, PPSA, administration fees and charges, any environmental charges or fees, and all applicable taxes. Taxes are payable on the full amount of the purchase price. Bi-Weekly payments are only available using a customer initiated PC (Internet Banking) or Phone Pay system through the customer’s own bank (if offered by that financial institution). The customer is required to sign a monthly payment contract with a first payment date one month from the contract date and to ensure that the total monthly payment occurs by the payment due date. Bi-weekly payments can be made by making payments equivalent to the sum of 12 monthly payments divided by 26 bi-weekly periods every two weeks commencing on the contract date. Dealer may sell for less. Offers vary by model and not all combinations will apply. **From Dec. 16, 2011 to Dec. 30, 2011, receive 0% APR purchase financing on new [2012 Fiesta (excluding S), 2011 Focus (excluding S), 2011 Fusion (excluding S), 2011 Mustang (excluding Value Leader, GT500 and Boss 302), 2011 Taurus (excluding SE), 2011 and 2012 Edge (excluding SE), 2011 Flex (excluding SE), 2011 Escape (excluding I4 manual), 2011 Expedition]/[ 2012 Expedition]/[ 2012 Focus (excluding S), 2011 Fiesta (excluding S), 2011 Ranger Supercab (excluding XL), 2011 and 2012 F-150 (excluding regular cab XL 4x2 and Raptor), 2011 and 2012 F-250 to F-450 (excluding chassis cabs), 2012 Fusion (excluding S), 2012 Mustang (excluding Value Leader, GT500 and BOSS 302), 2012 Taurus (excluding SE), 2012 Flex (excluding SE), 2012 Escape (excluding I4 Manual)] models for a maximum of [36]/[48]/ [60] months to qualified retail customers, on approved credit (OAC) from Ford Credit. Not all buyers will qualify for the lowest interest rate. Example: $30,000 purchase financed at 0% APR for 60 months, monthly payment is $500, cost of borrowing is $0 or APR of 0% and total to be repaid is $30,000.Down payment on purchase financing offers may be required based on approved credit from Ford Credit. Taxes payable on full amount of purchase price. † From Dec. 31 2011 to Jan. 15, 2012, receive $500/ $1,000/ $1,500/ $1,750/ $2,000/ $2,250/ $2,500/ $3,000/ $3,500/ $4,000/ $4,500/ $5,000/ $5,500/ $6,000/ $6,500/ $7,000/ $7,500/ $8,000/ $8,500/ $9,500/ $10,000 in Manufacturer Rebates with the purchase or lease of a new 2011 Focus S, 2011 Edge SE, 2011 Explorer Base, 2011 Escape I4 Manual, 2011 and 2012 E-Series, 2012 Fusion/ 2011 Fiesta S, 2011 and 2012 Explorer (excluding Base), 2012 Fiesta (excluding S), 2012 Flex SE, 2012 Transit Connect (excluding electric)/ 2011 Mustang 2dr Coupe V6 Value Leader, 2011 Flex SE, 2011 F-150 Regular Cab XL 4x2 Value Leader, 2012 Edge (excluding SE)/ 2012 Mustang V6 Value Leader/ 2011 Ranger Super Cab XL and Regular Cab FEL, 2012 Focus (excluding S), 2012 SuperDuty Chassis Cabs/ 2011 Fiesta (excluding S), 2011 Transit Connect (excluding electric)/ 2011 Fusion S, 2011 Taurus SE, 2011 Edge AWD (excluding SE)/ 2012 Fusion (excluding S), 2012 Flex (excluding SE)/ 2012 Escape (excluding I4 Manual & V6), 2011 Focus (excluding S), 2011 and 2012 Mustang V6 (excluding Value leader)/ 2011 Edge FWD (Excluding SE), 2012 Escape V6, 2011 Escape (excluding I4 Manual & V6), 2011 SuperDuty Chassis Cabs, 2012 Mustang GT, 2012 Taurus (excluding SE), 2012 Expedition/ 2011 Fusion (excluding S), 2011 Escape V6, 2011 Mustang GT, 2011 Flex (excluding SE)/ 2012 F-150 Regular Cab (excluding XL 4x2), 2012 F-250 to F-450 Gas engine (excluding Chassis Cab)/ 2011 Taurus (excluding SE)/ 2011 Ranger SuperCab (excluding XL), 2012 F-150 Super Cab and Super Crew/ 2011 Expedition, 2011 F-150 Regular Cab non 5.0L and non 3.7L (excluding XL 4x2)/ 2012 F-250 to F-450 diesel (excluding chassis cabs)/2011 F-150 Super Cab and Super Crew non 5.0L and non 3.7L/ 2011 F-250 to F-450 gas engine (excluding chassis cabs)/ 2011 F-150 Regular Cab (excluding XL 4x2) 5.0L and 3.7L/ 2011 F-150 Super Cab and Super Crew 5.0L and 3.7L/ 2011 F-250 to F-450 Diesel engine (excluding chassis cabs) - all Raptor, GT500, BOSS302, and Medium Truck models excluded. This offer can be used in conjunction with most retail consumer offers made available by Ford of Canada at either the time of factory order or delivery, but not both. Manufacturer Rebates are not combinable with any fleet consumer incentives. ◆◆Purchase or lease any new 2011/2012 Ford Fiesta, Focus, Fusion, Escape, Edge (excluding Sport) or Explorer on or before Jan. 3/12 and receive the choice of (i) a winter safety package which includes: four (4) Winter Tires, four (4) steel Rims (Escape receives alloy wheels), and four (4) Tire pressure monitoring sensor; OR (ii) $750 in customer cash, but not both. Customers electing to receive customer cash may apply the amount toward their purchase or lease (taxes calculated after customer cash amount is applied) or receive a cheque for the amount from Ford Motor Company of Canada. This offer is not applicable to any Fleet (other than small fleets with an eligible FIN) or Government customers and not combinable with CPA, GPC, CFIP or Daily Rental Allowances. Some conditions apply. See Dealer for details. Vehicle handling characteristics, tire load index and speed rating may not be the same as factory supplied all season tires. Winter tires are meant to be operated during winter conditions and may require a higher cold inflation pressure than all season tires. Consult your Ford of Canada dealer for details including applicable warranty coverage. *** Estimated fuel consumption ratings for the 2011 Fiesta 1.6L I4 5-speed Manual transmission: [7.1L/100km (40MPG) City, 5.3L/100km (53MPG) Hwy] / 2012 Focus 2.0L I4 5-speed Manual transmission: [7.8L/100km (36MPG) City, 5.1L/100km (51MPG) Hwy] / 2012 Fusion FWD 2.5L I4 6-speed Automatic transmission: [9L/100km (31MPG) City, 6L/100km (47MPG) Hwy]. Fuel consumption ratings based on Transport Canada approved test methods. Actual fuel consumption will vary based on road conditions, vehicle loading and driving habits. ‡Remember that even advanced technology cannot overcome the laws of physics. It’s always possible to lose control of a vehicle due to inappropriate driver input for the conditions. ††© 2011 Sirius Canada Inc. “SIRIUS”, the SIRIUS dog logo, channel names and logos are trademarks of SIRIUS XM Radio Inc. and are used under licence. ▲Offer only valid from December 1, 2011 to January 31, 2012 (the “Offer Period”) to resident Canadians with a Costco membership on or before November 30, 2011. Use this $1,000CDN Costco member offer towards the purchase or lease of a new 2011/2012 Ford/Lincoln vehicle (excluding Fiesta, Focus, Ranger, Raptor, GT500, Mustang Boss 302, Transit Connect EV & Medium Truck) (each an “Eligible Vehicle”). The Eligible Vehicle must be delivered and/or factory-ordered from your participating Ford/Lincoln dealer within the Offer Period. Offer is only valid at participating dealers, is subject to vehicle availability, and may be cancelled or changed at any time without notice. Only one (1) offer may be applied towards the purchase or lease of one (1) Eligible Vehicle, up to a maximum of two (2) separate Eligible Vehicle sales per Costco Membership Number. Offer is transferable to persons domiciled with an eligible Costco member. This offer can be used in conjunction with most retail consumer offers made available by Ford Motor Company of Canada at either the time of factory order (if ordered within the Offer Period) or delivery, but not both. Offer is not combinable with any CPA/GPC or Daily Rental incentives, the Commercial Upfit Program or the Commercial Fleet Incentive Program (CFIP). Applicable taxes calculated before $1,000CDN offer is deducted. Dealer may sell or lease for less. Limited time offer, see dealer for details or call the Ford Customer Relationship Centre at 1-800-565-3673. ▼Program in effect from October 1, 2011 to January 3, 2012 (the “Program Period”) To qualify, customer must turn in a 2005 model year or older vehicle that is in running condition (able to start and move and without missing parts) and has been properly registered/plated or insured for the last 3 months (the “Criteria”). Eligible customers will receive [$500]/[$1,000]/[$2,500]/[$3,000] towards the purchase or lease of a new 2011/2012 Ford [Fiesta (excluding S), Focus (excluding S)]/[Fusion (excluding S), Taurus (excluding SE), Mustang (excluding Value Leader), Escape (excluding XLT I4 Manual), Transit Connect (excluding EV), Ranger (excluding Regular Cab 4x2 XL), Edge (excluding SE), Flex (excluding SE), Explorer (excluding base)]/[F-150 (excluding Regular Cab 4x2 XL), Expedition, E-Series]/[F250-550] – all Raptor, GT500, BOSS302, and Medium Truck models excluded (each an “Eligible Vehicle”). Taxes payable before Rebate amount is deducted. To qualify: (i) customer must, at the time of the Eligible Vehicle sale, provide the Dealer with (a) sufficient proof of Criteria, and (b) signed original ownership transferring customer vehicle to the Authorized Recycler; and (ii) Eligible Vehicle must be purchased, leased, or factory ordered during the Program Period. Offer only available to residents of Canada and payable in Canadian dollars. Offer is transferable to persons domiciled with the owner of the recycled vehicle. Offer can be used in conjunction with most retail consumer offers made available by Ford at either the time of factory order or delivery, but not both. Offer not available on any vehicle receiving CPA, GPC, or Daily Rental Rebates and the Commercial Fleet Rebate Program (CFIP). Limited time offer, see dealer for details or call the Ford Customer Relationship Centre at 1-800-565-3673. ©2011 Ford Motor Company of Canada, Limited. All rights reserved.

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When the fast get furious with RCMP on local highways cles and no injuries were sustained. RCMP sergeant, Dave Voller was appalled at the occurrence. “He wouldn’t stop,” said Voller. “One of our members tried to pull in front of the tractor trailer but he just swerved into the back of our vehicle.” Voller noted that two of his police cruisers actually suffered damage in the incident.

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Christmas House lights up the holiday spirit in Lake Cowichan Dorian Geiger Gazette editor More Christmas cheer and holiday decorations can be found within the walls of one special house in Lake Cowichan than all of Victoria’s busiest streets during the Christmas season. Santa would even be overwhelmed by the vast array of decorations that adorn the Lions Christmas House in Lake Cowichan. In fact, the Christmas House is akin to a haunted house display on Halloween but instead of goblins and monsters, visitors get a healthy dose of Christmas trees, stockings, stars, angels, nativity scenes, snowmen, Santa and his elves, reindeer and sleds. The house is Eileen Pilkington’s, one of Lake Cowichan’s active Lions members. “Everything we use is Christmas-oriented,” she said. It’s the sixth consecutive year Pilkington has hosted the Christmas House. Starting in September, along with her daughter, Brenda Cadieaux and various other Lions volunteers, they begin assembling, sorting and organizing a plethora of Christmas decorations. All in all, Pilkington estimates her and her Lions crew spend upwards of 2,000 hours putting the Lions Christmas House together. Pilkington has a love for Christmas that is matched by few. Every square inch of her residence is covered with Christmas decorations. From the

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front yard, to Pilkington’s living room, hallways, basement, porch, right down to her bathroom — absolutely everything is Christmas-themed. Children in attendance likely had not seen that many Santas in one place their entire lives. In one room, Pilkington has three miniature Christmas trees dedicated to the memory of her late husband, Sam. She said it was her daughter, Brenda Cadieaux’s idea to keep the memory of her father alive. Each tree is differently decorated, portraying aspects of Sam’s life. “That was Brenda’s memory of her dad. She needed something to keep in memory of him,” said Pilkington. The tallest tree is dedicated to Sam’s four years overseas during World War II, the second honours his charity work and the third symbolizes his love for crafting things. Cadieaux thinks it’s a fun way to demonstrate her father’s passion for Christmas. “It’s my way of having my dad here at Christmas time. Although he’s here with me every day it’s nice to do because Christmas was really special to him,” said Cadieaux. Pilkington’s tour of the Christmas House concludes with a stroll down Candy Cane Lane (formerly Pilkington’s porch) to an area in the back of her house where she fed and watered visitors with Christmas snacks. Admission to the Christmas House was by donation for the Lions. Despite the sheer festive beauty of the Christmas House, Pilkington noted that her house did not see as many children as it usually sees during the Christmas season. Pilkington encourages families to bring their children by over the break but advises to schedule beforehand. Call Pilkington at 749-3345 to RSVP.

Seasons Greetings Have a very Merry Christmas & all the best in the new year.

Top left: Eileen Pilkington (left), her daughter Brenda Cadieaux and husband, Claude stand outside the Christmas House. Top center: Pilkington’s lifelike dancing Santa has better dance moves than most. Above: Pilkington shows off Candy Cane Lane in the Christmas House. Food and beverages await visitors on the other side. Left: The scarce outlines of Pilkington’s living room are barely visible due to the assortment of decorations. Dorian Geiger photos

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No one does Christmas hampers like Lake Cowichan Town passionately embraced Community Services’ Christmas Hamper project with open arms on Dec. 14 and 15. Dorian Geiger Gazette editor One aspect of Lake Cowichan that truly makes the town unique from all others on Vancouver Island is their annual Christmas Hamper project that Community Services puts on. The community spirit and passion to volunteer that comes along with this the Christmas Hamper project is phenomenal. Hundreds of Lake Cowichan residents filed into Centennial Hall on Dec. 14 to unload upwards of $10,000 worth of food, toys and other gifts for the area’s underprivileged. Angie Fournier of Community Services coordinated this year’s Christmas Hamper drive. She was elated that everything came together for yet another year. Helping Cowichan Lake’s less fortunate families would not have been possible she said, if not for the tireless work of the community’s many volunteers. “If it wasn’t for the volunteers it would not happen. I’m thankful to each and every one of them. The gifts that just came in — that’s phenomenal. It’s unbelievable and it’s going to make Christmas for a lot of people. Looking around, there is so much here and this town is amazing,” she said. After all of the community’s volunteers hauled in all their offerings to Centennial Hall, Mayor Ross Forrest and Town Councillors Franklin Hornbrook, Bob Day and Jayne Ingram cooked a lasagna and salad lunch for everyone who came out to lend a helping hand. Fournier was overly impressed Forrest, Hornbook, Day and Ingram attended to support the Christmas Hamper initiative. It was the third year Town Council cooked for the Christmas Hamper project’s volunteers. Transforming from politicians into chefs for the day, Fournier was

clearly a fan of Town Council’s culinary abilities. “Thank goodness for them. That’s great,” Fournier added. Mayor Forrest was slightly overwhelmed at the degree of support behind the Christmas Hamper. “This is a very caring, giving town, as you can see by the support of people that are out to help out with this. I know I’m impressed when I walk in the door here and see it. It really is something to see,” said Forrest. Despite a busy schedule, Forrest was happy he could join in the activities. “At the end of the day, everyone feels pretty good for helping out. This is a really big day for the families that need it,” he added. Councillor Ingram was so pleased with the community’s spirit she got slightly emotional. It’s clear the Christmas Hamper project is very dear to community leaders like Ingram. “It’s emotional for me. It’s about us helping our own community that need our help. To make a healthy community, we need to help people that are struggling because that effects our whole community,” she said. Fournier noted that it’s the little things that make the wheels and bearings of the Christmas Hamper project go round. “The fact that volunteers help families take hampers out to their car and help load it in and if they don’t have a car they will drive them home. I think that makes a big difference, too. Community Services will revive the Christmas Hamper project for next holiday season but until then, the organization has ensured that a handful of local families won’t be deprived of the holiday season’s merrier things.

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Top: Angie Fournier of Community Services coordinated the Christmas Hamper. Center left: Ross and Katherine Fitzgerald display boxes of hand-wrapped gifts they brought. Center right: Amanda Sawatzky helps pack hampers on Dec. 14. Bottom left: Sherry Sohye and Sandra Berry dance to “Feliz Navidad” during the hamper organizing. Bottom right: Mayor Ross Forrest serves up lasagna and salad to the Hamper’s volunteers.

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Top left: A.B. Greenwell’s grades two and three class pile out into the hallways on Dec. 14. Top right: Ms. Carole-Anne Potter’s grades four and five class gets excited for pajamas. Bottom left: An ABG student shows off his stuffed animals. Bottom right: Phaedra Fairwell’s (back left) kindergarten class was received ice cream on pajama day. Fairwell’s daughter, Joisan (back right) helped. Dorian Geiger photos

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Garden Club Luncheon

Dr. Brenda Bernhardt enjoys a turkey lunch. Carolyne Austen photo It was bitter outside, but warm and friendly inside on Dec. 14 when thirty-two members of the Lake Bloomer’s Garden Club attended the Christmas Luncheon at St. Louis De Montfort Catholic Church. We generally have a turkey dinner in December, but this year a luncheon was in order and the superb variety of food, especially sweets, was fabulous. President, Pauline Balmer, welcomed members then turned the oor over to Edith from the Poppy Team who explained our annual charity draw and the door prizes. Susanne Thom cooked the turkey to perfection and all members brought dishes to share. Edith Strocen, Linda Peters, Rinda Munslow, Jeanette Rederburg, Everitt Sanville, Josephine Cronin, Kathryn Swan, Helen Lacoste and Carroll Ann Bonenfant, members of the Poppy team, made side dishes, decorated the hall, bought door prizes and made punch for our enjoyment. A past President and life member, Ingeborg Woodsworth, brought a few of her Mushroom Festival Cookbooks to show and sell and member Kerri Pearson had an amazing variety of candles for sale. On very full stomachs the group sang several Christmas Carols with Joan Henn on the keyboard. The luncheon raised $130, which goes to the Lake Cowichan Animal Rescue as chosen by Maureen Loebus, whose number was drawn. Seven door prizes and eight poinsettia centerpieces were won. A special guest was Alice Byers who lives near Windsor, England and is visiting her daughter Rita Dustow until January. Alice very happily won a large garden plant. Our next meeting is a planning meeting on Wednesday, Jan. 11 at 1 p.m. at the Catholic Church hosted by the Carnations. Member’s input is important to us so we hope all members will be able to attend. $10 memberships are due and should be paid no later than the March meeting. Guests and potential members are always welcome. Email cgaustin@shaw.ca for further information. -Carolyne Austin, Garden Club Secretary

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NOTICE OF HOLIDAY SEASON SCHEDULES and CLOSURES 2011 - 2012 GARBAGE/RECYCLING FACILITIES

• Bings Creek Solid Waste Management Complex, Duncan, will be open 8:00 am to 3:00 pm on Saturday, December 24 and closed Sunday, December 25, Monday, December 26, and Sunday, January 1. • Peerless Road Recycling Drop-Off Depot, Ladysmith and Meade Creek Recycling DropOff Depot, Lake Cowichan will be open 9:00 am to 3:00 pm on Saturday, December 24; closed Sunday, December 25, Monday, December 26, and Tuesday, December 27; open Wednesday, December 28 and Saturday, December 31; closed Sunday, January 1. COWICHAN VALLEY REGIONAL TRANSIT SYSTEM The following modified schedule will be in effect for the Holiday Season: Saturday, December 24 Regular Service

Sunday, December 25 No Service

Monday, December 26 Saturday Service (No handyDART Service)

Tuesday, December 27 to Saturday, December 31 Regular Service

Sunday, January 1 Sunday Service

Monday, January 2 Regular Service

RECREATION CENTRES • Cowichan Lake Sports Arena and Youbou Lanes Bowling Alley will be closed Saturday, December 24, Sunday, December 25, Monday, December 26, Saturday, December 31 and Sunday, January 1. Youbou Hall Office will be closed from Friday, December 23, reopening Monday, January 2. • Island Savings Centre Administration Office and Ticket Centre will be closed Saturday, December 24 to Monday, December 26 and from Saturday, December 31 to Monday, January 2. The Ticket Centre will be open Wednesday, December 28 to Friday, December 30– 10 am to 5 pm. The Arena will be closed Sunday, December 25, Monday, December 26 and Sunday, January 1. Please call (250) 748-7529 for the Centre’s schedule or the info-line at (250) 746-0440 for details of listed events throughout the holiday season. • Kerry Park Recreation Centre Administration Office will be open Friday, December 23 – 8:30 am to 6:00 pm; closed Saturday, December 24, Sunday, December 25, Monday, December 26 and Tuesday, December 27; open Wednesday, December 28, Thursday, December 29 and Friday, December 30 – 9:00 am to 6:00 pm and Saturday, December 31 – 9:00 am to 3:00 pm; closed Sunday, January 1 and Monday, January 2. For holiday public skate schedule please check out our website at www.cvrd.bc.ca. • Shawnigan Lake Community Centre will be closed from Saturday, December 24 to Monday, January 2.

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Greetings of the Season and Best Wishes for the New Year!

REGIONAL DISTRICT OFFICE (175 INGRAM STREET, DUNCAN) Closed from Friday, December 23 at 2:00 pm to Monday, January 2. The Regional District office will re-open at 8:00 am on Tuesday, January 3. Please Note: Final date for 2011 utility bill payments is Friday, December 23. BY STATUTORY REQUIREMENT, ALL OUTSTANDING UTILITIES BALANCES AS OF DECEMBER 31, 2011 WILL BE TRANSFERRED TO THE SURVEYOR OF TAXES.

Best Wishes for a Happy Holiday Season! COWICHAN VALLEY REGIONAL DISTRICT 175 Ingram Street Duncan, B.C. V9L 1N8

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LCSS students and staff host first-ever turkey luncheon

Above: LCSS student, Yui Suzuki prepares to dig into a hearty helping of turkey, mashed potatoes and steamed vegetables during the school’s first-ever turkey luncheon on Dec. 14. Principal Peter Jory decided to host a luncheon for staff and students after other schools in the district like Palsson and A.B. Greenwell have done the same before Christmas break. Top right: LCSS student volunteers were ready to dish out the turkey luncheon to the hundreds in attendance last week. Bottom right: A student volunteer server hands over some steaming turkey to hungry grade just in time for lunch on Dec. 14. Dorian Geiger photos

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December means Palsson students hop into the salmon life cycle

Above: These Palsson students studied up on Lake Cowichan’s fish populations on Dec. 13 at the local hatchery in town. Right: The salmon milt is carefully handled as curious onlooking students observe the delicate process that will set the salmon lifecyle in swing. Top right: Students of Palsson watch in awe as the salmon life cycle unfolds before them at Lake Cowichan’s hatchery. Dorian Geiger photos

H O L I D A Y H O U R S Open December 24 'til noon, 27,28, 29, 30, 31 Closed December 25, 26 January 1, 2, 2012

Have a Safe and Happy Holiday Season

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COMMUNITY ANNOUNCEMENTS

COMMUNITY ANNOUNCEMENTS

COMING EVENTS

LOST AND FOUND

TIMESHARE

EDUCATION/TRADE SCHOOLS

LOST PETS

ASK YOURSELF what is your TIMESHARE worth? We will find a buyer/renter for CA$H. NO GIMMICKS- JUST RESULTS! 1-(888)879-7165. www.BuyATimeshare.com

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

KAATZA COMMUNITY Band Kaatza Community Choir is accepting free registrations for all ages for sessions beginning in January. Scholarships/Bursary available. For more information call 250-466-4090.

PERSONALS DATING SERVICE. LongTerm/Short-Term Relationships, Free to Try!!! 1-877297-9883. Live intimate conversation, Call: #4011 or 1888-534-6984. Live adult 1on1 Call: 1-866-311-9640 or #4010. Meet Local Single Ladies. 1-877-804-5381. (18+).

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Jesse & Bell

Jesse is a large 5 year old retriever who loves cats and is very affectionate towards them. Jesses’ tag is from Parkland County, Alta. Bell, the tabby cat, has a bushy black tail and white markings on her chest. Jesse and Bell were last seen Dec 10th in the Frayne Road area BUT they are not local to BC so they could be headed in ANY direction!! Please call with any information: Jackie 250-818-3636, 250-929-7871 or Shirley 250-743-6727 As a community, we can bring these most loved pets home for the Holidays!

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CHILDREN CHILDCARE AVAILABLE THREE LITTLE BIRDS Childcare. Full day care Mon-Thurs for children 18 months to 5 years. www.tlbchildcare.com Call Kelsey (250)507-6876.

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COMING EVENTS

COMING EVENTS

Legion Branch #210 DROP-IN DARTS every Monday at 7pm * Resumes Mon., Jan.3

DOUBLES CRIB every Thursday at 7:30pm * Resumes Thurs., Jan.5

STEAKS Meat Draw

New Year’s Eve at 3pm

* No Meat Draw on Christmas Eve Have a Merry Christmas from all of us at Legion Br.#210!

NEW YEAR’S EVE PARTY: Dance to our music and bring your favorite appy for your table. Party favours provided. Door prizes! Come celebrate with us!

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All CDL Drivers wanted: Excellent mileage pay + bonuses. Require valid passport. Deliver new & used vehicles long haul in U.S. & Canada. Piggyback training available. Toll-Free 1-855-781-3787.

PERSONAL SERVICES

CRUDE ENERGY Services is an industrial contractor providing services to the oil and gas industry in Alberta, accepting resumes for Pipefitters, QA/QC Personnel, Foreman, Lead Hands, NCSO Safety Advisors, Pipefitting Apprentices, Welder Apprentices, Crane Operators, Welder Helpers, General Labour, Office Administrators. H2S Alive and CSTS are required. Fax 1866-843-2118. Email: car e e r s @ c r u d e - e n e r g y. c a . www.crude-energy.ca. EXPERIENCED PARTS Person required for progressive auto/industrial supplier. Hired applicant will receive top wages, full benefits and RRSP bonuses plus moving allowances. Our 26,000ft2 Store is located 2.5 hours N.E. of Edmonton, Alberta. See our community at LacLaBicheRegion.com. Send Resumes to: Sapphire Auto, Box 306, Lac La Biche, AB, T0A 2C0. Email: hr@sapphireinc.net. Holbrook Dyson Logging Ltd Has vacancies in the following job: Heavy Duty Mechanic. Details can be seen at http://hdlogging.com/ Fax resume to 250-287-9259

PERSONAL SERVICES

AIRLINES ARE HIRINGTrain for high paying Aviation Maintenance Career. FAA approved program. Financial aid if qualified- Housing available. CALL Aviation Institute of Maintenance (877)818-0783.

THE GIFT of Music Singing/Music with Susie McGregor Jan-March Private instruction & coaching 10 weeks/$500 more info or register at www.highlandmusicmultimedia.com/susie

Become a Psychiatric Nurse - train locally via distance education, local and/or regional clinical placements and some regional classroom delivery. Wages start at $30.79/hr to $40.42/hr. This 23 month program is recognized by the CRPNBC. Gov’t funding may be available. Toll-free 1-87-STENBERG www.stenbergcollege.com

HEALTH PRODUCTS

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FINANCIAL SERVICES $10 MILLION AVAILABLE for Land Purchase/Development and Joint Ventures. Management Consulting and Business Plan services. Call 1-866-402-6464. DROWNING IN Debts? Helping Canadians 25 years. Lower payments by 30%, or cut debts 70% thru Settlements. Avoid bankruptcy! Free consultation. Toll Free 1 877-5563500 www.mydebtsolution.com

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LEGAL SERVICES DIAL-A-LAW: access free information on BC law. 604-6874680; 1-800-565-5297; www.dialalaw.org, audio avail. Lawyer referral service: need a lawyer? Learn more by calling 604-687-3221; 1-800-6631919.

HOME/BUSINESS SERVICES ELECTRICAL

LEMARE GROUP is seeking a certified heavy duty mechanic and an experienced off-highway logging truck driver for the North Vancouver Island area. Full time union wages. Send resume by fax to 250-9564888 or by email to office@lemare.ca.

REAL ESTATE

LAKE COWICHAN: Close to everything on large well groomed corner lot in nice area. 3 bdrm, 2 bath, 75% finished full bsmnt. Many new updates, 5 appl’s, hot tub, RV prkng. Immed. poss., $348,000. (250)749-3628.

HELP WANTED

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FINANCIAL SERVICES

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EDUCATION/TRADE SCHOOLS

DOG LOVERS! Enjoy a healthy, profitable career as a professional dog trainer. Government accredited program student loans and grants. Ben Kersen & the Wonderdogs.

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

APARTMENT/CONDO CROFTON- BRIGHT 2 bdrm, insuite lndry, parking. (Immed) $780 + utils. 250-210-0756. YOUBOU- 2 bdrm, garden, lrg yrd, prkg, on bus route, pets ? laundry. $575. (250)210-0756

HALLS LIONS’ CLUB HALL for rent $75. Deposit required. Call Eileen 250-749-3345.

HOMES FOR RENT YOUBOU- (across the street from lake, near Arbutus Park) 2 bdrm, 1.5 bath, 1300sq ft. $350/bi-weekly inclds hydro. Call 250-710-3237.

TRANSPORTATION AUTO FINANCING

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

MERCHANDISE FOR SALE FUEL/FIREWOOD SEASONED FIREWOOD Vancouver Island’s largest firewood producer offers firewood legally obtained during forest restoration, large cords. Help restore your forest, Burndrywood.com 1-877-902-WOOD.

MISCELLANEOUS FOR SALE CAN’T GET up your stairs? Acorn Stairlifts can help! No obligation consultation. Comprehensive warranty. Can be installed in less than 1 hour. Call now 1-866-981-6591. CAN’T GET Up Your Stairs? Acorn Stairlifts can help. Call Acorn Stairlifts now! Mention this ad & get 10% off your new Stairlift! Call 1-866-981-5990. STEEL BUILDINGS End of season deals! Overstock must go - make an offer! Free delivery to most areas. Call to check inventory and free brochure 1-800-668-5111 ext 170

DreamCatcher Auto Loans “0� Down, Bankruptcy OK Cash Back ! 15 min Approvals

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SCRAP CAR REMOVAL SCRAP BATTERIES Wanted We buy scrap batteries from cars, trucks & heavy equip. $4.00 & up each. Free pick-up anywhere in BC, Minimum 10. Toll Free 1.877.334.2288.


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Wednesday, December 21, 2011

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Cowichan Lake Service Directory The winter solstice – anticipation of a new season Each year individuals count down to the first day of winter, be it in anticipation of the new season or with anguish that the warmer weather is a distant memory. The first day of winter is also known as the winter solstice. The winter solstice occurs exactly when the axial tilt of the earth is the farthest away from the sun. The winter solstice features the shortest number of daylight hours and the longest number of nighttime hours. Therefore, the winter solstice is also often referred to as the shortest day of the year for people living in the Northern Hemisphere. The winter solstice in the Northern Hemisphere also marks the summer solstice in the southern hemisphere, because locations below the equator experience the opposite seasons as in the north due to the tilt of the earth toward the sun. At the extreme poles -- the Antarctic circle in the Southern Hemisphere and the Arctic circle in the Northern -- there is a different type of phenomenon that takes place. The Arctic circle falls under 24 hours of darkness on the winter solstice, while the Antarctic circle has 24 hours of daylight. Without the tilt of the earth there would be no seasons around the planet. Around the latitudinal lines the Tropic

and

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MINI EXCAVATOR & BOBCAT SERVICES

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Landscaping | Septic Services

•Winter Pruning •General Maintenance •Yard Clean-Up •Design & Installations

DUMP TRUCK: 1-6 YARDS

1.250.749.4803

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PETS & SUPPLIES

Do you have a service Lakers need to know about?

Cowichan Pet Emporium (1996)

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SMALL ADS WORK!

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Fish • Pet food/supplies Otter Co-op Livestock Feed • Wood Pellets • Grooming •

Gas • Diesel Boat Gas Confections • Bait • Ice

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SCRAP METAL

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MONTHLY VET CLINIC

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DAVE CONNER Cell: 250-710-7278 • Free Scrap Car Removal • Scrap Metal Recycling Bin Service • Affordable Towing WE RECYCLE THE VALLEY

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Convenience Store • Gas Bar

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Door to Door Service

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JOHN PORTELANCE

Open 7 Days a Week

HOME PLUMBING CENTRE

Kevin Gibson 250-709-1771

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• Hot water heaters • Fiberglass tubs • Acrylic jetted tubs • Pumps • Fish ponds • Faucets • Sprinklers • Repair parts from A - Z

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of Cancer and Capricorn, there really is no fluctuation in season because the sun is never low in the sky -- meaning it is always hot and humid. Only those living above and below experience varied seasons. Due to less sunlight at the winter solstice and for much

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There are fewer hours of sunlight during the winter solstice, also known as the shortest day of the year.

of the winter months, individuals may want to take steps to boost their exposure to the sun while they can. This can improve mood and also contribute to the production of vitamin D in the body, an essential vitamin for bone health and physical well being. Those who experience seasonal affective disorder, or SAD, where pronounced feelings of the blues occur in conjunction with the longer hours of darkness, light therapy, vitamin supplementation, counseling, or medication may help alleviate symptoms. To maximize the hours of sunlight received at home, people can clear away branches and shrubs from windows and open up the drapes widely to allow rays to shine through. The installation of skylights or sun ports can enable the sun to reach indoors wherever it is in the sky at a given time. Despite the chilly weather, workers can take walks on their lunch breaks or simply spend the hour outdoors just as they would when the summer is in full swing. Artificial light can help banish the doldrums associated with the winter solstice. Turning on holiday lights or other accent lighting and candles can create an intimate feeling on this day.

(1958) Ltd.

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It’ll be a Blue Christmas with the Big ‘Bluetooth’ sale on now! *While supplies last!

MOTOROLA HK202

BLUETOOTH HEADSET REG 25.99

SALE $19.99

MOTOROLA T325 UNIVERSAL

BLUETOOTH IN CAR SPEAKERPHONE REG. $89.99

SALE $54.99

TELUS BTS 500

HI-FI STEREO HEADSET REG $79.99

SALE $44.49

D-LINK 3G + WI-FI ROUTER REG $69.99

SALE $45.99

MOTOROLA

BLUETOOTH CAR KIT HF8 REG $159.99

SALE $59.99

$50 GIFT* with new 3 yr. activation. *see store for details

MOTOROLA HT820

STEREO BT HEADSET REG 139.99

SALE $75.99

MOTOROLA S9 BT

STEREO HEADSET REG $149.99

SALE $85.99

X LINK CELLULAR

BLUETOOTH GATEWAY REG 199.99

SALE $99.99

PLANTRONICS BT 590A

HEADSET

REG $114.99

SALE $99.99

CELLULAR ACCESSORY KIT

(Holster + Car Charger) REG $49.99

SALE $39.99

Check out the latest offers & arrivals at www.cowichansound.com 951A Canada Ave 250-748-4847 Cowichan Commons 250-715-1599

$3 will be donated from each TELUS Critter sold* to the Cowichan Valley Basket Society!

B1- 845 Deloume Road, Mill Bay 250-733-2626

* To December 31st, 2011

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