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Town’s public meeting and Ministry of Education’s meeting on modular classrooms Jan. 16 Page 3 Youbou woman’s house damaged by tree in last week’s wind storm Page 10

Fundraising for surgery... ...Still a long way to go

21-year-old Curt Knippelberg was diagnosed with a pineal gland cyst on his brain in 2010. Roughly two years later he battles back with fundraising to pay for a surgery that will cost thousands. Local resident Laurie Long-Johnson (right) has organized a months-long bottle drive to help raise money for the cause. See page 5 for the full story. Dorian Geiger photo

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Come out and support your local Bantam Lakers and enjoy some great hockey! Programs with schedule will be available at the rink. SEE THE SCHEDULE ON PAGE 13!

Public Consultation Meeting Proposal from the Ministry of Education to provide Modular Classrooms for a Lake Cowichan Elementary School To be held at Palsson Elementary on Monday, January 16th, 2012 Tour of Palsson Elementary Modular Classrooms Public Meeting at Palsson Elementary Gym

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A Public Consultation Meeting is taking place on Monday, January 16th, 2012 regarding the proposal by the Ministry of Education to provide Modular Classrooms at either AB Greenwell Elementary or Palsson Elementary as an interim measure until a new school is approved. The Board of Education SD 79 (Cowichan Valley) seeks input from citizens of Lake Cowichan on how to meet the educational facility needs of the community.

Above: Kenzie Roberts and Leah Hudson, grade 11 students, present their project on World War II at the LCSS Historical Fair on Thursday, Jan. 5. Tammy Caruso photos

Lake Cowichan Secondary School’s Historical Fair Tammy Caruso Gazette Lake Cowichan Secondary School hosted its seventh semiannual consecutive Historical Fair for students between grade nine and eleven on Thursday, Jan. 5. The displays, posters, videos and interactive games presented by the students showed not only the effort put into their projects, but their passion for the topics that they chose. “It is slightly different every year” says teacher and Historical Fair organizer, Mrs. Battye, “it is good for the kids to be able to show off what they learn in their own way”. That, they did. Collectively, these students took viewers for a walk through time beginning in the 1800’s and ending in present day. Both the Social Studies and Social Justice Students participated in the fair. Students from the Social Studies groups covered a variety of topics such as Aboriginal dance, habitat, clothing, and culture, Canadian Gold Rushes, the 60s, 70s and 80s, and Canadian involvement in World War II. With a Great Grandfather as a lieutenant in World War II, student Kenzie Roberts stated “although a controversial time, I think it is interesting”. Britney Doney and Tana Molenaar-Wilson, from the Social Justice program presented Contagious Couponing as their topic. These two girls collect coupons to purchase goods, which they then donate to the Women’s Violence Center in Duncan and

Above: Britney Doney and Tana Molenaar-Wilson, grade 11 Social Justice students, present their project on Contagious Couponing.

Above: Mari Pelly, grade 9 student stands in front of her project on Aboriginal dance and culture at the Historical Fair. the local Lake Cowichan Food Bank. “Once”, states Britney, “our total at the grocery store was $198 and after coupons it only cost $1.09!” Britney and Tana’s work is ongoing and they ask that coupons be dropped off at the school so they may continue to

help families in need. The Lake Cowichan Secondary School’s Historical Fair continues to be a great way to help students learn and grow. Show your support at the next Historical Fair for LCSS students in June of this year. It’s worth seeing, so be sure to check it out.

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Bi-annual public meeting gives citizens a voice Town Council will host a meeting open to public on Monday, Jan. 16 Dorian Geiger Gazette editor The Town of Lake Cowichan wishes to invite all of its residents to come out to a public forum on community affairs at Centennial Hall on Jan. 16. One of two public meetings held annually throughout the year, the meeting gives Lake Cowichan’s citizens a platform and avenue to express their concerns and discuss current events affecting the town. Topics that are scheduled to be addressed include the new library that is to be built, the paving and reconstruction of South Shore Road, as well as the recent uoride referendum. The new library will be the focal point of discussion, as B.C. Regional Libraries and the architectural rm Chow Low Hammond will be in attendance to give presentations. Both B.C. Regional Libraries and Chow Low Hammond will also be answering any questions the public may have about the new library, its costs, building design and other special features.

The Town of Lake Cowichan has donated the land, which is located at 63 Renfrew Avenue for the project. Vancouver Island Regional Libraries is footing the building and design costs. The library’s location will rest near where the old trestle was. Visit Vancouver Island Regional Libraries website at www.virl.bc.ca for more information. Mayor Ross Forrest enjoys holding the public forum. He thinks gaining feedback and direction from Lake Cowichan’s residents is effective and the mayor is looking forward to hearing what the people have to say. “To me, the library is a huge one and the South Shore road reconstruction is a very big project that is going to reshape the town,” he said. Town administrator Joe Fernandez concurs. “They really want to listen to what the public has to say, they want guidance as to where we should be headed in terms of projects, in terms of service needs — those types of issues. Council would like to get an idea of where we should be headed,” said Fernandez. Fernandez was also in agreement that the new library will be a front, right and center topic during the public meeting’s proceed-

ings. “The main focus item will be the proposed new library,” said Fernandez. David Ridley is one of Lake Cowichan’s few citizens who has regularly shown up for Town Council’s past few monthly meetings. Ridley is hopeful that more locals will be inclined to become involved with the political process through the public meeting. “I encourage other people to go. Council meetings are very open and they allow you to ask questions at the end, which doesn’t happen at all meetings, that’s for sure,” said Ridley. Ridley has also been overly pleased at how open the mayor and councillors have been at meetings and he expects the upcoming public meeting at Centennial Hall to be much the same. “This Council is very non-transparent and they’re doing some progressive things,” said Ridley. Unfortunately the meeting conicts with a Cowichan Valley School District meeting that is being held the same evening on Jan. 16 at Palsson Elementary School. People wishing to attend both may have trouble, as the School Board meeting is slated to begin at 6:30 p.m., and the Town has scheduled their public meeting for 7 p.m. at Centennial Hall.

The proposed new library design incorporates local elements such as Lake Cowichan’s logging, First Nations and Japanese influenced culture. Graphic by Vancouver Island Regional Library

Our local schools belong to all of us Diana Andrew Gazette

Jan. 16 will mark the day when Lake Cowichan citizens can make their voices heard on two important issues concerning our local schools. Both involve decisions on new facilities, both involve access to knowledge and education and both will have long time repercussions for the town. The Cowichan Valley School District is holding a public consultation meeting regarding a proposal from the Ministry of Education to provide modular classrooms for use at the elementary school level in Lake Cowichan. The addition of modulars (or portables, as they use to be called) is apparently an interim measure until a new school is approved for the town. The “new school” question in Lake Cowichan is a contentious one, with many feeling that the stopgap measure of introducing modular classrooms will simply push the building of a new school onto the back

burner indenitely. “Since amalgamation it’s been a terrible trajectory with school closures, maintenance problems and deterioration in our facilities,” says Cowichan Valley School Board chair Eden Haythornthwaite. “It’s important that we hear from the whole community on this issue. Our schools belong to everybody,” Haythornthwaite added. The meeting at Palsson Elementary begins with a tour of the school’s modular classrooms from 6 to 6:30 p.m. followed by a public meeting in the gym from 6:30 to 8 p.m. “The decision that is made by the Board will reect the input that we receive from the community,” says Lake Cowichan’s newly elected Board rep, Duncan Brown. Palsson Parent’s Advisory Council chair, Belinda Waller says that parents that she has spoken to have made it clear that more modulars are not what they want for their children. “I don’t think it’s the right decision for our

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facility built on lands donated by the Town of Lake Cowichan on the site of the old bowling alley, just behind the Forest Worker’s Memorial Park. The proposed new branch will be over twice the size of the current facility which is now located in the rear of the Island Savings Credit Union building. “At the open house, draft sketches of the new library branch will be available for viewing,” says Vancouver Island Regional Library Cowichan Lake Branch Manager, Melanie Reaveley. “The staff in Lake Cowichan are absolutely thrilled about the new branch and the exciting new opportunities it will provide for the town.” The new branch will offer places for reading and quiet study, a designated children’s area, expanded Internet and catalogue stations, express checkout station and photocopier. The Town of Lake Cowichan public meeting will take place on Monday, Jan. 16 from 7 to 10 p.m. in the upper level of Centennial Hall.

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Resolve to have your say in 2012

The Town of Lake Cowichan’s public meeting on Jan. 16 is an excellent opportunity for you to come out and have your say in the community’s affairs. In The Gazette’s coverage of regular council meetings once a month, I only ever see a small number of individuals — often only one or two — who show up to take in the proceedings and ask the mayor and town councillors questions afterwards. It would be nice to see more involvement at these meetings and hopefully the public forum will spark more interest. Town Council is quite fond of the idea of having more public involvement in their meetings so they can gauge a feel for what direction the town wishes to move in. Feedback is what Town Council craves so why not give it to them. It is fantastic that Town Council holds a public forum twice a year to gain direct input back from Lake Cowichan’s citizens. Not only does doing this show that they care what the town’s residents are thinking, it also demonstrates how nontransparent they are as politicians. Council will speak on a number issues like the new library, reconstruction of South Shore Road and the recently passed referendum banning fluoride from the town’s water supply but other issues brought forth by the public are likely to surface, as well. Members of the Victoria-based architectural firm appointed to build the new Library, Chow Low Hammond will be in attendance. Through a presentation, Chow Low Hammond will give Lake Cowichan citizens a first-hand glance at what the new library means for the community and the Cowichan Lake-area.

Chow Low Hammond’s presentation of the building plans to Council during a meeting in November was overly impressive and will be a must-see for the town’s reading enthusiasts during the public meeting on Monday, Jan. 16. For for

information on Town Council’s public meeting and to see an architectural drawing of the proposed new library see the full story on page three.

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Property values steady for most of B.C.

By Tom Fletcher

VICTORIA – B.C.’s total real estate value increased by 6.54 per cent to $964 billion, according to 2012 values released last week by B.C. Assessment. New construction and

development accounted for $14.69 billion of the added value, with the rest coming from assessment increases in parts of the province. More than two million assessment notices are being mailed this month, leaving time for an appeal period before property taxes are assessed. Values stayed mainly stable in the Fraser Valley for residential homes and strata properties. Total assessed value for the region’s 187,000

properties rose from $85.9 billion last year to $88 billion this year, mostly due to subdivisions, rezoning and new construction. Fraser Valley commercial and industrial properties have seen increases between zero and 20 per cent. North Fraser, from Burnaby to Port Coquitlam, saw increased values on average, with pockets of increases in the 15 to 25 per cent range. South Fraser properties were also up on average in Surrey

and White Rock, with Delta values holding steady and increases of up to 30 per cent for some areas of Richmond. Single-family homes in West Vancouver also increased in a range of 15 to 30 per cent over last year, with demand fuelled by buyers from Asia. Singlefamily homes in North Vancouver are up on five to 10 per cent on average, with condominiums up less than five per cent. In Greater Victoria,

the 144,000 registered properties held steady on average. Most homeowners in the region will see a range from a five-per-cent increase to a two-percent decline. Values are stable or down slightly in the North Island, and holding steady in the Comox and Nanaimo regions. Assessments in the Castlegar area are down slightly for a typical single family home in the urban area, from $265,000 in 2011, rising to $261,000 in

2012. An approximated price tag of $30 million in subdivisions, rezoning and new construction brought the total assessment for the area up slightly to a cost of $963 million. Property values for the northwest region including Terrace and Prince Rupert increased on average, with increases ranging from zero to 10 per cent. Similar increases were recorded in Smithers, Hazelton and Telkwa. In the Central Okana-

gan, the values spanned between steady and down five per cent. In the North Okanagan, average values declined between zero and 10 per cent, while South Okanagan values were also comparable. They ranged from a five per cent decrease to a five per cent increase in value. Summaries for each region and values of individual properties are available online and can be viewed by visiting www.bcassessment.ca

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Local bottle drive to help young man get brain surgery Curt Knippelberg is recycling and searching the world over for a surgeon one bottle at a time Dorian Geiger Gazette editor 21 is typically a pretty care free age — unless you’re Curt Knippelberg. Knippelberg suffers from a cyst on the pineal gland in his brain. Discovered in 2010, the cyst impairs his cognitive performance, induces dizziness and affects his balance. Pineal cysts are not typically fatal but if left untreated can wreak severe problems on an individual’s neurological system. Knippelberg played hockey growing up in Lake Cowichan, among other sports. However, the young athlete was forced to hit the sidelines due to his condition. “I was an athlete so it was pretty hard to handle. Everything gets worse with physical activity so I had to shut everything down for now,” said Knippelberg. After searching the world over for a reasonably priced surgery, Knippelberg began fundraising this past fall. Since, he’s raised an impressive $20,000. “Lately I’ve been looking internationally in different places [for a surgery] because it’s more financially feasible.” Knippelberg, who is overly humble about his situation, is upset with how doctors at home have approached his condition. He said Canadian doctors do not even acknowledged his cyst as a problem. “They just don’t take the cyst seriously,” explained Knippelberg. “They tell me that it’s not the reason for my symptoms which is crazy because I’ve been told by other doctors in different countries

that that’s not the case and that removing this does have a chance to get me back on track.” Knippelberg has looked to world-renowned surgeons in Los Angeles, India and Korea. He said Dr. Hrayr Shahinian of L.A. is the best in the world and that the wellknown brain surgeon has been discussing Knippelberg’s options with him via Skype appointments. However, the surgery to remove his cyst through a surgery with Dr. Shahinian would come with a $150,000 price tag — a price Knippelberg thinks will take far too long to fundraise for, hence his global search for an affordably price surgeon. “He’s [Shahinian] the best but that’s going to be a year from now. To me, waiting that long, I just can’t do it,” said Knippelberg. Knippelberg calmly discusses the prospect of travelling overseas to get the surgery. “As long as there’s a shot, as long as there’s hope, I’m not going to sit around and accept this,” said Knippelberg. Given his condition, Knippelberg could likely not even cope with a university workload at the moment. At a time when many of his friends are pursuing postsecondary studies, Knippelberg is anxious to have his old life back to continue his pursuit of education and athletics. “I could but I’m just not cognitively the same as I was. I could still do it, but just not right now. I’m not going to be a 50 per cent version of myself when I don’t have to be.” Knippelberg recently orchestrated a dance fundraiser in Duncan that saw incredible success. Dubbed “Boogying for the brain,” the fundraiser brought in $10,000 in just one night. He estimated that upwards of 300 people attended. The degree of support Knippelberg has received all the way from Duncan to the Cowichan Lakearea has blown him away. “It’s amazing. It’s hard for me to describe how thankful I am. I just

want to thank everyone,” he said. He admitted that such an abundance of generosity has been overwhelming. “This whole situation has been hard because I don’t really like to be in the spotlight or take handouts from people. I’d rather just do it myself because everyone has problems, really, so who am I to complain? But sometimes you just have to check your pride and ask for help. Everyone in the town has been great.” With so many people in the area jumping onboard with the cause, there’s a sense that Knippelberg feels intrinsically indebted to all of them. “I just want to pay it forward. I honestly couldn’t sleep at night unless I do something to repay everyone. I feel like I owe a lot of people favors,” he described. Laurie Johnson is a Lake Cowichan resident who decided to give Knippelberg a helping hand — and in a big way. Just a few short weeks ago Johnson took it upon herself to organize a bottle drive for Knippelberg. Most bottle drives span only a few hours. Johnson’s, however, will have lasted a few months once it has wrapped up on Feb. 5. Already she has collected approximately $2,000-worth of bottles. “I just love it. I like helping people,” said Johnson. Johnson heard about Knippelberg’s plight through an event page on Facebook. Johnson is childhood friends with Knippelberg’s mother, Rhonda LaForge and felt compelled to do what she could to chip in a few dollars. The community has already begun to embrace the bottle drive initiative. After running out of space on her own property, the Johel Group has allowed Johnson to store all the bottles in the old Elks building free of charge. The Cow Café also donated all of their bottles to the cause. “This town is amazing for fund-

Curt Knippelberg and Laurie Johnson pose with an assortment of bottles they’ve collected to help raise money for a surgery Knippelberg is in need of. Knippelberg is searching internationally to find a surgeon to remove a cyst. Dorian Geiger photo raising, it really is,” said Johnson. The bottle drive’s wind up is scheduled for Feb. 5 at Saywell Park. Johnson encourages the Cowichan Lake-area to bring bottles on Feb. 5 or to approach her beforehand to arrange a dropoff. For now, Knippelberg is hopeful that he’ll have enough money

fundraised within the next three to four months to cover a surgery in either India or Korea. Johnson’s confident that Cowichan Lake’s continued support will help Knippelberg attain enough money to expand his options in time. “We’ll just keep raising money until it’s time.”

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PUBLIC MEETING TOWN OF LAKE COWICHAN Monday, January 16th, 2012 7:00 to 10:00 p.m. Upper Centennial Hall Mayor and Council invite you to a public forum to discuss the new library, South Shore Road improvements, fluoridation and other matters affecting the Town. PASSION FOR WRITING? The Lake Cowichan Gazette is accepting resumes from local people who are interested in becoming a freelance correspondent for the paper. This would be the perfect situation for someone looking to earn a little extra cash and a passion for writing about interesting things happening in their community. If you have some writing experience, a digital camera, a vehicle and a desire to report on events that have an impact in our community. Please email your resume to: publisher@lakecowichangazette.com

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Every day life in 1914 Lake Cowichan

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For many decades, life in the community of Lake Cowichan revolved, quite literally, near and around the Riverside Inn. Just as it is today the town core was within the view of the Riverside Inn. The rst local post ofce, which was located at the hotel, opened its doors to the public on Empire Day 1914 and for a few years hence, the settlement was called Riverside. During those early years “the voice of the [hand] saw” could be easily heard throughout the settlement, as loggers and woodchoppers went about their daily tasks in the forests nearby. Logging camps and oat houses dotted the lake-

shore and the once pristine land and forests around Cowichan Lake would never again, be as it once was. A national celebration, Empire Day was held on May 22. “It was the occasion of much patriotic rejoicing in the school house with Empire Days exercises being successfully held by the scholars under [their teacher], Miss Johnson’s able supervision” (Cowichan Leader notes from Kaatza Station Museum). Children were gathered “in full force” on the school grounds where they were lectured by a Col. Haggard, on the subject of the [British] Empire. After the singing of “patriotic songs the Union Jack was raised by student Harry Beech “while the rest of the students sang the national anthem.” The festivities continued throughout the next day with the “crowds of visitors and holiday

makers dashing to and fro” from the new train station to the hotel and private residences. “Launches” (boats) laden with brightfaced, gay appareled folk it up and down the lake”, the peaceful community suddenly transformed. A day or two before the celebrations, one Mr. Mallory, “had caused quite a stir” at the railway station (the present day home of Kaatza Station Museum) while trying to ship his belongings to the mainland (Vancouver). It seems that amongst his belongings about to be shipped was a Hudson’s Bay musket and a “heap of bones.” Mallory and a few other men had discovered the musket and bones in a hollow stump in the Nitinat where the men had been working in the interests of the Canadian Northern Railway.” It was believed that, the stock of the musket, which was corroded and “worm eaten”, could have lain there for forty years. There

View of the Riverside pedestrian suspension bridge over the Cowichan River, was taken from Riverside Drive circa 1915. The bridge was located not far from the present day bridge that crosses the river by the hotel. A portion of the hotel roof can be seen just to the left of the snag while a small row boat can be seen (in center of picture) approaching the bridge. Kaatza Station Museum Photo Collection was no rational offered as present day museum. Both of the bridges, as to why and how long the human bones had been limited for trafc as they there and whether or not were, opened the commuMallory was permitted to nity for further settlement. Riverside Drive, which ship out his nd There was a narrow ooded for many years, suspension bridge, built was completed in 1914, circa 1914, crossing the while nearby streets were river near the hotel, as being planned. By now well as McCallum’s bridge residents lived on both that spanned the mouth of sides of the river with the river from present day many events held at the North Shore Road (where newly nished Beech Hall, BCFP weir operations are located near present day located) to an area near the LCHS.

Cowichan labour boss dead at 67 Peter Rusland News Leader Pictorial Veteran woodworker, union boss, forestry politician, negotiator and family man Roger Stanyer lost his battle with cancer Dec. 29. He was 67. IWA leaders remembered Stanyer as the workers’ friend, and a tactician with timber-rm brass. Son Ryan, described him as a gentle role model. “My dad was my hero. He’s the reason I went into the forest industry and

followed in his footsteps,” the log broker said. “He was a man of few words who could be gruff, but he was a big softie with the biggest heart in the world.” That virtue helped at contract talks. “Dad always bargained on behalf of the workingman, but he had friends on both sides.” Legendary IWA boss, Jack Munro, agreed. “Roger was a remarkable person,” he said of golfer and cowboy-music

fan Stanyer, who headed Cowichan’s IWA Local 1-80 from 1976 to 1990. “First and foremost, Roger was a logger who understood how complicated (the industry) can be. “Roger was really connected to the workers, and was a great spokesman. “Later, I appointed him vice-president of IWA Canada, and he excelled at it during a tough 1986 strike that ran for 107 days across B.C.”

Cowichan MLA, and former 1-80 boss, Bill Routley remembered Stanyer’s patience that earned Duncan timberbaron Herb Doman’s support in ‘86. “Roger was the voice of reason at the table. ‘Things got quite interesting but he stood his ground. When in doubt, Roger always said, ‘Put it to a (member) ballot.’” Stanyer was raised in Caycuse’s Camp Six, served as IWA’s national president, B.C.’s assis-

tant-deputy minister of forests, deputy-minister of labour, and CEO of Forest Renewal B.C. Stanyer always maintained an innate sense of forestry issues among workers and employers, Munro noted. Routley concurred with Munro “He said,’We have only one thing to offer our membership: integrity.’” Stanyer’s celebration of life was Jan. 7, 1 p.m. at Duncan’s Travelodge Silver Bridge Inn.

Lake Auxiliary to Cowichan District Hospital After three busy months, the Lake Auxiliary Ladies held their December meeting at the Shaker Mill Restaurant. Before a delicious buffet, the business meeting was held. The usual items were dealt with quickly and successfully concluding with the draw for our yearly rafe. The winners of the three rafe prizes were Dan Cambridge who won the Money Tree, Lorraine Lloyd who won the Wine/Chocolate Basket, and Trudy Doxtator who won the Afghan.

The winning was preceded in September, October, and November by selling tickets privately and at two days of public sales to whom we thank Country Grocer and The Bargain! Shop for providing us space to sell in their facilities. The three months prior to December had been very busy months for the Auxilians. As well as the regular volunteering they do at Cowichan District Hospital, Cairnsmore Place, and H.A.T.S. (Hospital Auxiliary Thrift Shop) they had participated in three

bazaars. The Auxiliary Bazaar held in October at the Moose Hall in Duncan. Early November, saw members at the Lions Bazaar selling baked goods, knitting, and crafts, and on the last Saturday in November, Auxilians again sold crafts and knitting at the Youbou Bazaar. Prior to participating at these events, crafts were made, baking was prepared, and members continued to knit. Some of our members also found time to volunteer at the Flu Clinics in October as well as attending meet-

ings with the Duncan Auxiliary and attend the District Conference in Chemainus, all of which keep members up to date on Auxiliary happenings on the island and provincially. The main purpose of the Auxiliary is to raise funds for patient care at the two facilities mentioned above. Achieving this goal, is what dictates the money raising endeavours, in which we participate and these endeavours have been successful. At our Jan. 5 meeting, the membership struck a committee to make

a decision to what our purchases would be since Candy Green has obtained a list of items from the hospitals to facilitate patient care. In concluding this review of four months of activities, we thank the residents and businesses in the Lake Cowichan, Youbou, and Honeymoon Bay for their continued support of our cause by helping through donations, purchases, and the positive acceptance of our members as they donate their time within the communities. -submitted Lorraine Lloyd


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229 Johel Road $119,000 Lot 5 Cowichan Lake Rd $379,000

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92 Boundary Rd.

$179,900

COZY 2 BEDROOM HOME Relocated home includes thermal windows, new roof & wood stove. Mountain views from nice sized porch. Use your creativity to design your own landscaping plan.

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.

$188,950

30 Cowichan Ave.

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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 .

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

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.

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.

$215,000

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96 Comiaken Ave.

Level entry townhome located in neat & tidy 55+ complex. Home includes propane fireplace, 2 full 4 piece bathrooms & 2 bedrooms. Meticulously maintained patio home with low strata fees. Located in quiet area within walking distance to town.

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When life comes crashing down around you Youbou woman’s house suffers major damage by falling tree after windy storm Dorian Geiger Gazette editor Marcela Mrnka’s son said her house was “killer” after visiting his mom’s brand new home in Youbou for the rst time. Little did he or his mother know how much truth this statement held. Situated on the side of a steep hill at 1079 Arbutus Road, Mrnka’s three storey house was victim to a falling Douglas r tree on Jan. 4. The tree came crashing down upon the top of the house, entering Mrnka’s bedroom, planting itself only a few feet from her bed. Mrnka said her rst reaction was total shock. “I was like, ‘are you kidding me? A tree fell on my house?’” However, shock quickly turned to sorrow for Mrnka. “I was pretty upset. I totally cried. This is my house. Everything I’ve worked for my entire life.I was working two full time jobs to afford this mortgage,” said Mrnka. Luckily Mrnka was in Victoria at the time of the storm and was not inside the house. “If I had been here I would never walk into this house again. I can’t imagine how freaky it would have been. I’ve had stuff fall on the roof when we’ve had big storms and that’s scary enough,” said Mrnka. The tree that struck her house

was found to be rotten. Mrnka said that had the tree been healthy it would have decimated the entire house — not just the roof — likely making it completely uninhabitable. “The insurance people came through here today and said that had that been a healthy tree, you would not have most of your house. It would have taken out the entire side of this house. They gured it would be uninhabitable and that it would have came straight through the house and chopped it in two,” said Mrnka. Mrnka is covered by insurance so she will not incur any nancial loss in the incident. Mrnka did note, however, that the tree that came crashing down was located on a neighbour’s property, not her own so she is fully covered. Marnka has yet to make contact with her neighbour over the ordeal. The insurance company has not yet given Mrnka an estimate on the damage but the repairs could cost thousands upon thousands of dollars. Mrnka said the tree measured between 80 and 100 feet. When Mrnka moves back in, she plans to have other rotten trees in the vicinity removed. The disaster struck at an unfortunate time, as strife is already enveloping other areas of Mrnka’s personal life. Her father, Mickey is battling

Marcela Mrnka stands by the 80-100 foot Douglas fir tree that decimated the roof of her Youbou home last week. The tree fell through the roof and into Mrnka’s bedroom. Dorian Geiger photo cancer in Victoria. To top that off, Mrnka is in the process of wrapping up a master’s degree in counseling psychology in the province’s capital, as well, through a program offered by the City University of Seattle. “It’s kind of a lot right now,” said Mrnka. She’s also currently working as a registered social worker in Duncan, operating her own practice, called S.A.F.E. after being laid off from a non-prot organization.

Belfor Property Restorations, the company contracted by Crawford Claims to x Mrnka’s house said that it would be approximately eight to 10 days for repairs. For now, Mrnka will stay at friends’ houses and commute to Victoria until the repairs are complete. She will move back into her home following the completion of repairs but said the incident has made her think twice about where she’s living.

Report from Parks, Recreation and Culture committee Jan. 3 meeting On Tuesday, Jan. 3, Town Council met for its monthly Public Works and Parks Recreation and Culture committee meeting. In Public Works it was reported that there are only 32 water meters left to be installed. The second phase has been a challenge due to the fact there are no records available of existing services. Crews have had to employ several methods in the process of locating water lines especially in older sections of town. As soon as the last meters are installed, staff can then begin to monitor individual home consumption and begin calculating a fair usage threshold as well as rates. In a perfect scenario, rates would stay the same except for users who go over the usage threshold and the extra funds collected from heavy users

would be put toward the maintenance an upgrading of our water system. Results from our water modeling study are almost complete, which will give the public works department precise data to be used when upgrading the water system. There are sections of the system that need larger water mains to meet the needs of future development as well as meet the current needs for re suppression. The rst set of upgrades will take place on any water lines under South Shore Road in preparation for the re-paving project set to begin early this coming fall. Two delegations made presentations during the Parks, Recreation and Culture committee meeting that was held last week. The rst delegation to present was Lake Cowichan

Minor Baseball, who requested assistance and funding to locate and install a batting cage at the Centennial Park ball diamond. The total cost of the project is estimated at $28,000 without the donation of materials and volunteer labor. Council will take this request to budget talks and decide how much assistance could be afforded by the Town. The second delegation was from the Cowichan Lake and River Stewardship Society. Council was informed that in partnership with other watershed groups, funding is in the works to nance a large scale education program involving all age groups. The program would largely be about the protection and preservation of riparian areas throughout the Cowichan region. The protection of all our shorelines is vital to the health

of our water supply as well as the health of our wildlife. There was also a request from this group for funding assistance for signage on local streams bringing awareness back to some of our local sh bearing waterways. Town Council invites everyone to its upcoming public meeting at 7 p.m. on Jan. 16 at upper Centennial Hall. Representatives from The Vancouver Island Regional Library will be on hand to showcase the design for our new public library set for construction this year. Also this is the perfect opportunity for everyone to come and speak with Town Council as a group or one on one. Please make an effort to attend and bring any ideas or questions you may have. -Bob Day, Town Councillor


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191 South Shore Rd. C1 zoning has various uses; the building was a gas station years ago. One portion is rented out to a rec vehicle/motorcycle shop & the other a shop. Plus small building that was a fish & chip shop that did well as it is located across from the high school. Great location for a detailing shop. Seller willing to carry half the mortgage at competitive rates.

10594 Youbou Rd.

8690 North Shore Rd.

$800,000

174 Elk Road

276 South Shore Rd.

$1,549,000

$235,000

Landscaped and garden area. Big Lot ,View, Duplex 93 South Shore Rd.

$479,000 • 4 bedrooms, 4 bathrooms • 30’ waterfront on river • BONUS 1 bedroom daylight suite • Commercial residential zoning

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$199,000

122 South Shore Rd.

18 King George

77 Nelson Rd.

$105,000

9906 Swordfern

$845,000

100 Elk Road

$269,900 10549 Coon Creek Rd.

$209,000 $550,000

A place for you & your family & your boat!

• 1 Bdrm Cabin • 1/4 Acre $99,000

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$108,750

$273,500

8150 Sa-Seen-Os Rd.

CALL ABOUT OUR waterfront home. $999,000 RENTALS

27 Stevens Crescent

$2,500,000

67 South Shore Rd. COMMERCIAL

$169,000

10484 Youbou Road

228 Grants Lake Road

lake view from the kitchen landscaped .52 of an acre

$265,000

109 Southshore Rd.

488 Mountain View Rd.

• +HST • New build • Pick your colours!

$358,000

10176 Youbou Rd.

$178,000

$224,000 $829,000

• house + guest cottage + casita • A must experience! 10408 Arbutus Street

$309,000 $695,000

$150,000

175 South Shore Road

.47 acre commercial lot. Sewer and water

$179,000 266 Hillside Road

three bedroom A-Frame with separate shop

$279,000

$339,900 172 South Shore Rd.

100 Elk

$135,000

$399,900

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34 Pine

$419,000 9590 Creekside Road

$189,900 Wow! Amazing lakeview on the lakeside of the road.

LAKEVIEW

389 Point Ideal Lot 30 Cypress 470 Mountain View 489 Mountain View 245 Northshore 470 Point Ideal 466 Point Ideal Lot 22 Kestral Dr. #4 Meades Creek The SLOPES

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ATTENTION DEVELOPERS and Investors – here is a great opportunity to purchase a multi-family site within city limits with full community servicing. “The Slopes”, a new Lake Cowichan subdivision showcasing a variety of beautiful new homes. Close to town & minutes to the Lake with easy hwy. access.

Lot 1 Somenos Rd. Duncan

LOTS

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$675,000

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• 1/2 acre • 300 ft.of Riverfront split by the road • Septic in REDUCED

96 Johel Rd.

Not Exactly As Shown

10172 Youbou Rd.

C7 Commercial Waterfront. Perfect for resort or cabins. Offered at $1,350,000, recent appraised value.

200 Cowichan Ave. East

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$399,000

• Riverfront +/ residential+/ +business too! • Location, location,location • Established since 1960 • 1960 sq’ building • 3 bedroom, 2 bathroom • 62x104 riverfront lot

2.5 Acres of waterfront “the perfect campsite” 1/10 share. off the grid

• newer windows • roof & electrial • fully fenced • 3 bedrooms

Greendale Rd.

This going concern could be a gold mine! House, pumps, carwash, convience store and take out counter

$399,900

$350,000

264 Castley Heights

10555 Cypress Rd.

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$569,000

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Lot 22 Kestrel Dr.

• Waterview • Low maintenance yard • recreation nearby #4 Paradise Village

$369,000

26,000 Sq. Ft. of Gardening Paradise Huge Shop

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$2,800,000

10524 Youbou Rd. 105 South Shore Rd. This first class Bar & Grill & restaurant with Riverfront with basement. a liquor store below was just a bit ahead if its REDUCED time. Youbou is just on the brink of exploding into its own. This building is world class, the cedar and art work are tremendous, the stair case alone coming up the back has been done by a true artisan. The kitchen is well laid out and the sports bar feel keeps it packed on those special days. The liquor 103 South Shore Rd. store downstairs is well used. Waterfront Investment

LOT OF HOME, LAND, BEACH, WATERFRONT OWNER SAYS SELL!

2 bedroom apartment

• For sale/lease • Commercial Residential opportunity 33 Lakeview

$379,000

Mixed R2 & C3 zoning on some of the best Magnificent view right down the waterfront on Lake Cowichan. Close to valley, you will love the floorplan. downtown. The home has enjoyed some recent renovations. Little cabin on the water, is cute, private and has great water Beside access. There is also a gazebo that could the be turned into Creek in 0 something, 0 ,0 8 8 $2 Youbou also right N IO T REDUC on the water.

• Waterfront + 2 Homes • All fenced • Boat ramp A great place to call home!

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98.7 FM hosting upcoming inaugural planning meeting

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98.7 FM The Lake is holding their inaugural planning meeting on Wednesday, Jan. 11 at 7 p.m. at Country Grocer. There are a handful of items to be discussed during the meeting. The agenda include registration, a description of the concert fundraiser with a question

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in its community’s radio station, as well as its events. “Our station is facing a very uncertain future after this summer and we can use all the moral support from the town and its organizations,” said Bishop. The inaugural planning meeting will take place just upstairs from the cafeteria area in Country Grocer. ††

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Lakers C2 pee wee team soars to successful weekend The Lakers C2 players celebrate a goal on home ice at the Cowichan Lake Sports arena. The Lakers had an overly triumphant weekend, knocking off both Nanaimo and the Cowichan Valley girl’s team by defiant scores of 6-0 and 10-5.

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Dorian Geiger Gazette editor The pee wee Lakers C2 team kicked off the new year in victorious fashion. Toppling Nanaimo 6-0 in Mid-Island Hockey League action on Jan. 7 and the Cowichan Valley girl’s team at home by a score of 10-5 on Jan. 8, the Lakers looked sharp over the weekend. Captain Nick Brown was active on the score sheet against Cowichan Valley, scoring ve goals for the Lakers in his team’s win. Lakers head coach Mark Martin was thrilled to enter 2012 on a winning note but said slipping a win past the girl’s team was no easy task.

“They came ghting. They were a feisty bunch, that’s for sure,” he said. Martin highlighted the fact that his squad was fairly shorthanded in the Jan. 8 contest, entering the game with only eight players on his roster. He said it took a little creativity to make things work but in the end it panned out with a win in the Lakers’ favor. “We were a little bit short but we managed to come up with a good effort once again as usual. Our team passed the puck around really well.” The C2 Lakers were forced to play musical chairs with positions due to the team’s rather sparse bench.

“The players changed from forward to defence back and forth to keep everybody fresh. They were tenacious on the puck so we were moving the puck around pretty good,” added Martin. Despite winning the game on the scoreboard, Martin said his team was not prepared for the high level of physical play the Cowichan Valley girl’s team would bring to the table. “It was a good, hardfought game. They were a bit rougher than we expected,” said Martin of Cowichan Valley’s gritty performance. Martin’s players got knocked around quite a bit throughout the duration of the game but managed to stay on top. “The boys were a

bit surprised with the amount of body contact they were given from Cowichan Valley but we skated through it all and scored more goals than them.” Martin noted that Miles Brooks also played a strong sixty minutes in the morning match. The Lakers bench boss was also impressed by his goaltender Trenton Baslee’s performance between the pipes over the course of the past two games. “He [Baslee] made some big stops,” described Martin. And the shots that did make it past Baslee weren’t the easiest to turn away Martin admitted. “The goals they got

Lake Cowichan Bantam Invitational The bantam Lakers hockey team is hosting an invitational tournament at Cowichan Lake Sports Arena on Jan. 13 to 15. Teams from Penninsula, Port Alberni and Powell River will attend. Lake Cowichan will play three games in the

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round robin. The rst contest is scheduled for Jan. 13 versus Peninsula, while they play Powell River and Port Alberni on Jan. 14 at 9:30 a.m. and 12:30 p.m. Bronze and gold games are at 10 and 11:30 a.m. on Jan. 15.

Game Teams

Friday, Jan. 13

6:30-8 p.m.

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Saturday, Jan. 14

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Sunday, Jan.15

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Lake Cowichan vs. Powell River

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Port Alberni vs. Lake Cowichan

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7-8:30 a.m.

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10-11:30 a.m. #7

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were usually on the second or third rebound. There weren’t any soft goals,” said Martin. Baslee’s agile crease work was also responsible for the Lakers’ 5-0 shutout over Nanaimo a day prior. Nanaimo’s offensive core was defenseless in the wake of Baslee. Martin’s new year’s resolutions for his team appear to be coming together nicely. He’s noticed signicant improvements in his team’s level of play from where they stood earlier in 2011, especially on the defensive end of things. “Our defensive core

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is nally starting to play their positions in their own end. We’re starting to move the puck out a lot easier than at the start where we would get in scrambles.” Martin stressed that wrapping their minds around their positions has been invaluable to his player’s continued success this season “We’re all in the right positions now and we can move the puck quick. We don’t play in our end as much as we did at the beginning of the year,” said Martin. Lakers forward Nathan Bath was also credited with a hat-trick in the game against

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Nanaimo. The contest versus Nanaimo was a closepaced affair, with the Lakers barely holding onto a 1-0 lead heading into the second period. However, the ood gates opened in the second period for Lake Cowichan, as the C2 Lakers capitalized and lit the lamp for four consecutive, unanswered goals. By the time the third frame had manifested itself, the Lakers had a cobra grip over their Nanaimo counterparts, as the Lake Cowichan pee wee team skated off with a deant 6-0 victory.

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RENTALS

TRANSPORTATION

HOMES WANTED

HOMES FOR RENT

AUTO FINANCING

WE BUY HOUSES

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

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

145 South Shore Road | Lake Cowichan | www.lkc.ca $650 2 Bedroom Suite #47-211 Madill

Upper suite in popular strata development. W&D, N/S, N/P $725 3 bedroom condo 233 North Shore Rd. Comfortable, good layout, lakeview & carport. W/D. Small pet upon approval. Smoking okay. $775 3 bedroom condo #3-215 Madill Very nice unit in popular strata. Carport, W/D, N/S. $800 3 bedroom condo #18-215 Madill Very nice unit in popular strata. Carport, W/D, N/S. Sm. pet upon approval $900 2 bedroom suite 279 North Shore Rd. Beautiful open plan, vaulted ceiling, lg. deck & great lake view. W/D. Small pet upon approval. $900 2 bedroom home 150 Cowichan Ave. Comfortable cottage style with garage, wood heat, W/D. N/S, N/P $1000 3 bedroom home 28 Cowichan Ave. E. Older home, good condition. In house garage, wood & oil heat. N/S, W/D. $1300 3 bedroom suite 430 Pt. Ideal Rd. Fabulous lake view with immaculate furnished appointments. W/D, N/P $1400 3 bedroom home 289 North Shore Rd. Lovely newer home,fantastic lake views & lg. deck & inside garage. Lots of comfort features. W/D, N/S, small pet upon approval.

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RENTALS 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

TRANSPORTATION

AUTO FINANCING

CARS

Classifieds can take you places!

1998 FORD Escort Station Wagon, new brakes, well maintained, 236,000 km, $750. Call (250)949-9009.

LAKE COWICHAN- 2 bdrm lower suite. In suite laundry, wood stove, sm pet considered $550/mo. 250-749-4363 or 250-749-3038.

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SUITES, LOWER

SCRAP CAR REMOVAL

LAKE COWICHAN- 2 bdrm Near schools & shopping, W/D, wood stove. $600. Avail Jan 1. Call 250-749-4363 or 250-749-3038.

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

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LAKE COWICHAN- 2 bdrm upper suite. In suite laundry, sm pet considered $650/mo. 250-749-4363, 250-749-3038.

FREE CASH Back with $0 down at Auto Credit Fast. Need a vehicle? Good or bad credit call Stephanie 1-877792-0599 DLN 30309. Free delivery www.autocreditfast.ca

BUYING - RENTING- SELLING

TRANSPORTATION

WANT A Vehicle but stressed about your credit? Treat yourself this Christmas to $500 cash back. We fund your future not your past. All credit situations accepted. 1-888593-6095 www.creditdrivers.ca

YOUBOU- LAKE view, reno’d 3bdrm W/D, woodstove, refs, $950. 1-250-653-9898.

HALLS

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SCRAP BATTERIES Wanted! We BUY Scrap Batteries from Cars, Trucks etc. $4.00/ea. & up! Free pick-up Island Wide. Min. 10 (1)604.866.9004 Ask for Brad

1-800-910-6402

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

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.

Call us today

SELL IT FAST WITH CLASSIFIEDS!

CLASSIFIEDS WORK HARD! Call 310.3535

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Cowichan Lake Service Directory and

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Finishing carpenter with over 23 years experience. Quality comes first.

• Renovations • Installations • Framing • All Finishing Carpentry • Custom Kitchens • Laminate Flooring • Decks • Fences • Sheds • Additions • Windows & Doors

JOHN PORTELANCE

250-749-3174

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

Lake Cowichan Youbou Honeymoon Bay and Duncan Email: kjjgibson@gmail.com

TIPTONS GAS BAR

Certified Gardener

Gas • Diesel Boat Gas Confections • Bait • Ice

Specializing in:

Landscaping | Septic Services

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

DUMP TRUCK: 1-6 YARDS

1.250.749.4803

SMALL ADS WORK!

SMALL ADS WORK!

PETS & SUPPLIES

Do you have a service Lakers need to know about?

Cowichan Pet Emporium (1996)

250-749-6133 OPEN: Mon.-Sat: 5a.m.-10p.m. Sun: 7a.m. - 8p.m. 14 North Shore Rd. Lake Cowichan

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

PACIFIC-WEST ELECTRIC Residential & Commercial

250-701-1755 CALL Ian Balding TODAY Serving Lake Cowichan for over 20 yrs Licenced ⁍ Bonded ⁍ Insured

Reg #12129

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GUTTER Company p y A ggutter above the rest. Featuring: Crown Moulding FASCIA GUTTERS Call Steve for Free estimates!

Locally owned & operated

250-715-6038 250-749-4192 SCRAP METAL

Bear Lake Salvage

DAVE CONNER Cell: 250-710-7278 • Free Scrap Car Removal

Call the Gazette 250.749.4383

MONTHLY VET CLINIC

250-749–4454

Affordable Towing WE RECYCLE THE VALLEY

SERVICE STATION

THRIFT SHOP

TIRES

TRUCKING

Towing and Repairs

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Cowichan Motors

RE-OPENS

251 Government St. ,Duncan

Convenience Store • Gas Bar

250-746-4534

Serving:

Dana Jo’s GARDENING

Open 7 Days a Week

HOME PLUMBING CENTRE

Door to Door Service

GAS BAR

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All your plumbing needs under one roof!

Kevin Gibson 250-709-1771

GARDENING

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73 South Shore, Lake Cowichan

MINI EXCAVATOR & BOBCAT SERVICES

250.746.1666

250-749-4997 250-709-5103

1-877-222-8876 250-749-0105

Shane Baker

– ONE CALL COVERS IT ALL –

20+ years experience

Gibson’s Driving School

250-732-4570

For your free in home heating estimate

Septic Design & Installation Water services

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Specializing in delivering 1 - 5 yard loads. Lorne: Cell:

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