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Local Retreads Hiking Club is taking on the Terry Fox Run See Page 3 Strange theft/arsonist offense boggles local RCMP See Page 6

Water Wise public educators Christine Schroeder and Mandy Arbuckle launch out of the Cowichan Lake Marina, Saturday, July 9, to travel around Cowichan Lake for the day, educating people as to the importance of boat safety and how to avoid receiving fines. Tyler Clarke photo

Duo provides tips on keeping water wise this summer Tyler Clarke Gazette editor With hoards of tourists and locals alike taking to water activities on Cowichan Lake, it’s important to keep safety in the back of one’s mind. That’s the message visiting Burnaby water safety advocates Christine Schroeder and Mandy Arbuckle had to impart during a tour of Cowichan Lake, Saturday, July 9. “Our mandate is to get people boating safely,” Arbuckle said, before setting out on a day-long trip around

Cowichan Lake to pass on pearls of wisdom to boaters enjoying the late onset of summer weather. There are some basic guidelines that people should abide by while boating around Cowichan Lake. “They’re pretty basic – pretty simple – but they’re not always remembered,” Arbuckle said. Have the proper safety equipment on board. Though they’re very important, it’s not just about lifejackets, Arbuckle said. Each boat type has specific minimum

safety equipment requirements attached to it, including the likes of signaling devices, bilge-pumps, and a myriad of other items. For those with invincibility complexes, carrying proper safety equipment also ensures one is able to avoid fines. “People like saving money,” Arbuckle said. “We’re the guys that come up before the police.” Carry proper documentation. This may not necessarily be a safety precaution, but it can save boaters some serious fines. Vessel registration, a

pleasure craft operator card, and photo identification are all a must in avoiding fines of up to $200. “People are missing the registration documents, and it’s free with Transport Canada,” Arbuckle said, of the easily avoided fine. One misconception is that people can drink alcohol on boats, Schroeder said. “The drinking and boating laws are really important,” she said. “It’s just the same as driving a car. You can get a DUI on your driver’s licence.”

The only exception is with things like house boats. But, even then, one can only crack open a drink after they’re done boating for the day. A full guide outlining the province’s boat safety guidelines is available on the internet, at www.bchighway.com/ regulations/Safe_Boating_ Guide.pdf. Arbuckle and Schroeder toured Cowichan Lake as part of a tour of local area lakes with the Burnaby-based Royal Lifesaving Society Water Wise program.


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Smiles of the week (Answers left to right) What is your age? Eight, across the board Favourite sport? Baseball; Baseball and curling; Baseball and soccer Favourite hobby? Ride bikes; Ride Bikes; Play video games Favourite movie? Cats and Dogs; Transformers; Cats and Dogs

From left, Nick Hill, Jake Walters, and Roy Thiesen, hang out at a baseball game Tyler Clarke photo in Lake Cowichan earlier this summer.

Smart Meter update

More partners join the Smart Meter debate In addition to the Town of Lake Cowichan’s recent decision to back a moratorium request on BC Hydro’s Smart Meters, three other municipalities have sent moratorium requests. “We’re getting new people on board every day, and the number is now in the thousands,” local health advocate Mary Lowther said. Those to sign moratorium requests thus far are Colwood, Salt Spring, New Denver, and Lake Cowichan.

Lowther’s also met with the Cowichan Valley Regional District, which has yet to make a decision. The underlying concern with the Smart Meters is with their radiation, in the form of radio waves that transmit information, rather than having meter readers check them. “These meters will be set up so that each house communicates with a central house in the neighbourhood, and this central house communicates with other central houses and

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the signal travels to the destination this way, effectively blanketing the neighbourhood,” Lowther said. “The radiation travels through walls, across the yard to the neighbour’s meter so there’s no getting away from the radiation. “Where the meters have been installed already, there have been problems with the signals not getting through properly so the signal transmissions have been boosted!”

A loader, seen last week off of North Shore Road with its windows all Tyler Clarke photo smashed.

Loader vandalized in Lake Cowichan

Some time over the Canada Day weekend, a loader parked at a North Shore Road property was vandalized. Its windows now all shattered, property owner Joseph Vasko said that he’s uncertain as to how much it will cost to get it fixed. Having owned the secluded property since 1981, he said that this is only the second incident, – Tyler Clarke thanks to a neighbour that keeps

an eye on the property. Vasko lives in Victoria. “Someone knows something,” he said, urging anyone with information to contact the Lake Cowichan RCMP, who have toured the property. The Lake Cowichan RCMP can be contacted at 250-7496668. Tips can also be made anonymously through Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477.

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No federal funding for Visitor Information Centre Tyler Clarke Gazette editor The future of the local Visitor Information Centre is up in the air, in part due to a lack of federal funding for summer students. None of the Cowichan Valley’s five Visitor Information Centres received the funding they’d requested for summer students, to help cover the summer tourism season. “It’s a federal-funded grant. It used to be regulated out of an office in Victoria, but now it’s regulated out of an office in Calgary,” Cowichan Lake District Chamber of Commerce president Jim Humphrey said. The chamber operates Cowichan Lake’s Visitor Information Centre. The grant was refused last year as well, Humphrey said, until he contacted the Calgary office, at which point they changed their mind and provided the requested funds. This time around, Humphrey said that it doesn’t look as though the grant will come in.

Cowichan Lake District Chamber of Commerce Visitor Centre summer students Jessica Sandhu and Susanne Tardiff. Both are attending Nanaimo’s Vancouver Island University in September. Sandhu has been with the Visitor Centre for four years, while Tardiff has been there for one. Tyler Clarke photo

“We’ve got to re-do the funding system, because we can’t keep fund-raising the dollar number that we do,” he said. The Cowichan Valley Chamber of Commerce had representatives meet with Nanaimo-Cowichan member of parliament Jean Crowder recently, to discuss this lack of federal funding. The summer student funding in her riding has actually increased this year, Crowder explained to the Gazette, as a result of the high rate of unem-

ployment in the area. The problem arises through Human Resource Skills Development Canada’s criteria for those applying for a chunk of the funding, which is set in Ottawa and utilizes a points system. “It’s another example of priorities set in Ottawa that does not meet local needs,” she said. The local Visitor Information Centre requires about $51,000 annually to run, of which $21,000 is provided by local governments.

This year, the funding came in the form of $10,000 by the Town of Lake Cowichan, $6,000 from CVRD Cowichan Lake South/Skutz Falls (Area F), and $5,000 from CVRD Youbou/Meade Creek (Area I). The remaining $30,000 is coming from the Chamber of Commerce, including fundraisers such as the annual Spring Fling. With the lack of summer student funding, the Chamber of Commerce is falling back on the reserve funds they’ve accumulated.

“We have the money to pay for the staff,” Humphrey said. An additional barrier has been the raising of minimum wage, which as resulted in pay raises for summer staff. “We’ll do what we’ve got to do to keep it open during the summer,” he said, adding that directing the 20,000 or so people that drop in the centre on an annual basis is a worthwhile endeavour. Once the Cowichan Lake District Chamber of Commerce meets again in September there will be serious discussions around the future of the centre. One idea has the chamber handing centre operating duties back to the Town of Lake Cowichan and the local CVRD areas I and F. “We need to decide, does that visitor centre benefit the community as a whole?” Humphrey said. “It does not benefit businesses as much as some think... It helps.... Fund-raising just gets harder and harder every year.”

After ups and downs, Cowichan Lake Economic Advisory Network will reconvene in September Its first year has been an eventful one for the Cowichan Lake Economic Advisory Network. It’s been both fortunate and unfortunate, Cowichan Lake District Chamber of Commerce

president Jim Humphry said. The unfortunate comes in the form of disagreements within the group, which led to the resignation of its chair Bruce Ingram. The fortunate comes

in the group’s potential fulfillment of its goal of economic development in the Cowichan Lake area. The Chamber of Commerce is still working with people interested in developing a

pellet plant at Cowichan Lake. “We’re hopeful,” Humphrey said. Pending a long-term commitment of fibre, a pellet plant could create 30 full time and part time jobs, in addition to truck-

ing and other offshoot jobs. “It will have a fairly big impact,” Humphry said. The network will sit down again in September to hash out their next course of action.

Humphry maintains his optimism, alongside the Cowichan Lake area’s elected officials. “We’ll see if we can get it going in a positive direction,” he said, of the upcoming September meeting.

Flatlining Terry Fox Run defibrillated by Cowichan Lake Retreads Cancer fund-raiser re-scheduled from Great Lake Walk weekend to Sunday, September 11 Tyler Clarke Gazette editor Last year’s disappointing cancellation of the local Terry Fox Run will not be repeated this year. Cowichan Lake’s own Retreads Hiking Club has come to the rescue. “It will be the perfect opportunity for the Retreads Hiking Club to take over this,” the group’s president Jean Cozens said. In recent years, the Terry Fox Run faltered, eventually becoming cancelled last year, as a result of no one coming forth to help out. One of the main roadblocks is the fact that the Great Lake Walk takes place the same weekend as the Terry Fox Run; a barrier overcome by re-scheduling the Terry Fox Run for Sunday, September 11. “It will be advertised as a means of getting in shape for

the Great Lake Walk,” Cozens said, of the subsequent weekend’s walk, scheduled for Saturday, September 17. Both walks are fund-raisers. Jumping on board to help out the Retreads Hiking Club will be Anne Newman, who was instrumental in organizing the event for many years, before her retirement. Others have also expressed an interest in helping out. “It’s all working out really well,” Cozens said. But, she’s not counting her chickens before they hatch. During previous Retreads Hiking Club events, few members of the public, aside Cowichan Lake Retreads Hiking Club president Jean Cozens is interviewed by Shaw TV with regard to the upcoming from those involved in the Tyler Clarke photo Terry Fox Run. club, have shown up. “We haven’t had a great Cowichan Lake Recreation The underlying motivation Cozens said. response in the community for can be contacted for more behind the event, in addition “I have my teeth in it now. participation, but our members information on this upcoming to raising money for cancer Even if just the Retreads show are always there,” she said. up, I intend to do this every event. They can be contacted at research, will be keeping the “It’s a start. It’s such a worthyear,” she said. 250-749-6742. memory of Terry Fox alive, while event.”


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OPINION & COMMENT Crosswalk caution Q

As a driver, there’s clearly something wrong with the South Shore Road crosswalk near the Country Grocer (see “South Shore Road repaving” on Page 5). All too often, I’ve driven past the well-signed crosswalk, to find an angry pedestrian raising their arms in frustration. I try to hide my identity in shame, or provide an apologetic wave, but the damage has already been done. As a pedestrian, there’s clearly something wrong with the South Shore Road crosswalk near the Country Grocer. All too often, I’ve waited for four or five vehicles to pass before one stops and waits for me to cross. This isn’t the case at other crosswalks in town, where vehicles more readily stop. It’s nice to see the town’s elected officials addressing this problem. Let’s hope something is done before someone gets hurt. editor@lakecowicahngazette.com

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Are you looking forward to the start of the river tubing season?

Next week’s question: Should police crack down on tubers more often? Answer online at: www.lakecowichangazette.com.

Auditor-General John Doyle wants the BC Rail trial costs province’s policy of covering legal fees for public servants who are sued or charged in connection with their duties. The B.C. government’s decision to pay an estimated $6 million By Tom Fletcher in defence costs has been a lightning rod for critics. The policy was for the government to pay for legal defence of employees, and recover those costs if the employee is found guilty. Ministerial assistants in the B.C. Liberal government while BC Rail operations were up for sale in 2002-03, Basi and Virk pleaded guilty in October 2010 to disclosing confidential bidding information and accepting benefits from a competing bidder. Their guilty pleas put an abrupt end to an eight-year investigation and court case that began with a police raid on the B.C. legislature. Cabinet members have insisted there was no political

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VICTORIA – B.C. AuditorGeneral John Doyle has applied to B.C. Supreme Court for details of the legal defence costs for Dave Basi and Bob Virk, convicted of breach of trust last fall for their role in the sale of BC Rail operations. In a petition filed Tuesday, a lawyer for the auditor-general’s office said the information is needed so Doyle can sign off on the province’s accounts for the fiscal year. The province’s lawyer offered to comply, but lawyers for Basi and Virk cited lawyer-client privilege and refused. Attorney General Barry Penner said the government agreed to waive its confidentiality for the audit, and won’t oppose Doyle’s court application for the information. In May, Penner appointed University of B.C. president Stephen Toope to review the

interference in the decision to pay Basi and Virk’s legal bills, made by the deputy finance minister and deputy attorney general. They determined that the majority of costs from years of pre-trial arguments would never be recovered from Basi and Virk, and costs to taxpay-

ers would continue to mount without the guilty pleas. In legislature debate in February, interim NDP leader Dawn Black noted that the $6 million legal payment was the same amount cut from the Crown prosecutor budget this year. “The government only covers defence costs in the event of an

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acquittal, but two Liberal insiders were given a last-minute sweetheart deal that cut short the BC Rail corruption trial,” Black said. B.C. Liberal house leader Rich Coleman replied that the accused filed a statement of fact with their guilty pleas, stating that they acted alone. E-mail letters to: editor@lakecowichangazette.com

Province’s HST vote advertisements are misleading Editor: I am a little fed up with the BC Government’s misleading ads on the HST vote. As an example, last week’s Gazette displpayed an ad reading “Before you vote, understand the referendum question.” It then stated that a vote of No will mean a 10 per cent HST. This is untrue, as the HST will stay at 12 per cent with a promise from the premier that it will go down in three years. It further states that a Yes vote will leave the GST and PST at 12 per cent. However, I am sure we all remember that there were many, many items which the PST did not apply to. That will continue if we dump the HST.

With the HST gone, we will be paying less in tax. The new BC premier is no different from the last one. When Christie Clark served in Gordon Campbell’s government, he chose her as deputy minister. This is a clear indication that she was the one he saw as replacing her. I am sure she has not disappointed him. Hopefully, people will not be taken in by this government’s blatant attempt to distort the truth. The fact that you and I are paying for these deceitful ads makes it even worse. Don Gordon Lake Cowichan

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Main Cowichan River tubing sign unveiled Notes from the Town of Lake Cowichan’s Tuesday, July 5, committee meetings Gazette editor

The main two Cowichan River tubing signs (see picture) are now ready to be installed. Now, the question is, where? Council discussed the issue during a Tuesday, July 5, committee meeting, during which time it was decided that locating them on the town’s footbridges, for tubers to look up at as they float underneath, would be best. Alternates will be Saywell Park and Central Park. “They’re starting to tube now,” councillor Tim McGonigle said, urging the process along. There will be seven smaller additional signs that the Cowichan Lake and River Stewardship Society will take care of locating along tubers’ float down the river. The project has been a partnership between the society and the Town of Lake Cowichan. Church a community hub? Lake Cowichan’s United Church is in dire straits, and Sheila Marley has an idea to help keep it open. With such a large infrastructure that is only used Sunday morning, special holy days, and for the Thursday thrift shop, a lot of space is wasted, she said. Still in its very earliest of stages in planning, Marley threw around several ideas for different Neighbourhood of Learning type functions, such as the drop in centre the town and Cowichan Lake Community Services have been looking into for a youth group. “If we continue where we are we’ll have to shut our doors and sell the building in four years,” she said. “Our goal is to have our beautiful building open.” “I can totally see that building as a community neighbour-

A summer camping fee of $32, and an off-season rate of $22 was agreed upon. Other stipulations outlined in the policy involve disallowing unleashed dogs, campfires, and disruptive noise. Taking a suggestion from McGinn’s letter, council decided to add a stipulation that no generators be allowed at Centennial Park. Other changes to the tentative policy include a damage deposit of $500, and having groups require council approval before they’re allowed to camp at Centennial Park. The policy will be returned to council with the requested changes for further consideration during a future committee meeting. South Shore Road repaving In advance of next year’s likely re-paving of Lake Cowichan’s stretch of South Shore Road by the Ministry of Transportation, the town has requested that the public bring forth ideas of ways Public Works can improve the town’s main drag. One request, now under consideration, is putting a sidewalk in at the corner of South Shore Road and Peterson Road. “The traffic that goes by is extremely dangerous and putting a sidewalk in would

alleviate some of this danger, especially for children and pets,” a letter from Tony Pitruzzello reads. Another request came from Palsson Elementary School Parent Advisory Council (PAC) chair Belinda Waller, whose letter states that the PAC is seeking a means of encouraging kids to bike and walk to school, rather than getting driven by parents. “One concern that has been raised by parents is the safety of their children while crossing South Shore Road,” the letter reads. “Some parents, who currently walk their children to school, are finding drivers largely ignore the crosswalks at present.” “I’m surprised that no one has died,” councillor Bob Day said, of the crosswalk located on South Shore Road, between the Esso station and the Country Grocer. As such, a means of traffic calming will be sought for this location. Nothing concrete has been planned, though Waller’s letter outlines a few ideas; • The installation of flashing pedestrian signs and lights. • Additional curb bulge to narrow the road by the crosswalk to Friendship Forest. • Hiring of an adult crossing guard for 15 minutes prior to school and 15 minutes after school. • Training Grade 5 leadership students to be crossing guards. Darnell Road complaint In response to a letter to the editor printed in the Gazette regarding one resident’s complaints around the Darnell road upgrades, the town’s superintendent of Public Works discussed the item with council. “We can not design a street to meet everyone’s require-

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hood house,” councillor Bob Day said. With the line of communication open, various options and ideas will now be looked into. Spray park at Centennial? “It’s a good site. It will meet your expectations,” the town’s superintendent of Public Works Nagi Rizk said, of Centennial Park as a location for a proposed Spray Park. Council’s focus on The Duck Pond as a location for a spray park has recently switched to Centennial Park, where there’s much more available space, and it’s more centralized and visible to tourists. “This is a chance to get started on Centennial Park,” mayor Ross Forrest said, of the long talked about upgrades to the park. Nothing is in stone with regard to the proposed spray park’s location. Sports wall of fame The date for sports wall of fame ceremony has been set for Friday, July 22, at 7 p.m. at the Cowichan Lake Sports Arena. The ceremony will include the induction of its first five local sports stars. Centennial Park camping Mayor and council received letter from Elain McGinn, lambasting them for deciding to re-allow camping at Centennial Park for special events. “Now that you have gone back on your word, a good strict policy is the only answer, and a fee to cover expenses,” the letter encouraged, alongside other suggestions. Council proceeded to go over a policy. “I think charging the same rate as an unserviced site at Lakeview (Park Campground) is the way to go,” councillor Tim McGonigle said. “If you charged $10, then there’s no incentive.”

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Strange theft/arsonist offense boggles local RCMP Lake Cowichan RCMP are still seeking information on a car stolen from the Lakeview Park Campground, Tuesday, July 5 Tyler Clarke Gazette editor

A recent theft/arsonist attack is boggling local RCMP. A vehicle was stolen from the Lakeview Park Campground day use lot, and lit on fire a few hours later down the nearby Fairservice Mainline logging road, during the early morning hours of Tuesday, July 5. “I can’t imagine the thought process of someone lighting a fire to a vehicle in the forest, nearby the town. It boggles my mind,” Lake Cowichan RCMP Sgt. Dave Voller said. “It is alarming. RCMP are still investigating the incident, and looking into where the vehicle accessed the road. With the main entrance locked up, the thief must have entered from another location. The fire itself caused quite

a stir in the TimberWest property, Coastal Fire Centre fire information officer Margie Drysdale said. Reported Tuesday, July 5, at about 4:30 a.m., a 20-unit team from Port Alberni, a five-person initial attack team from Cobble hill, and five TimberWest firefighters convened on-site to battle the blaze throughout the day, which reached around an acre in size. “It’s actually still on patrol,” Drysdale said, Friday, July 8. “They’ll check up until they’re absolutely sure it’s not still going on.” The fire was outside the jurisdiction of the Lake Cowichan Fire Department. Lake Cowichan RCMP are encouraging anyone with information on this matter to contact them, at 250-7496668.

Take Smokey the Bear’s advice and help prevent forest fires Cartoon character Smokey the Bear’s slogan, “Only you can prevent forest fires,” is an accurate one. So far this year, the Coastal Fire Centre has responded to 29 forest fires. “Those 29 fires were all human caused,” Coastal Fire Centre fire information officer Margie Drysdale said. The main piece of advice Drysdale has for helping prevent forest fires is for people to keep an eye on their cigarettes; a needless cause of many forest fires. Fire bans are currently not in place, though there are restrictions. Back yard burning is being limited to two meters high and three meters wide. Recreational camp fires are restricted to a half meter

Graduates get wet Lake Cowichan Secondary School’s latest batch of graduates enjoy a launch down the Nahatlatch River, during their dry grad trip earlier this month. Submitted photo

Voting still open for local ambassador hopeful As of press time, Cowichan Lake’s own Jackie Johnson had a one per cent lead over her nearest competitor – Kamloops’ Paris Sanesh – in the BC Ambassadorship Program’s People’s Choice award.

Although the public can’t vote on the winner of the competition as a whole, they can vote on People’s Choice; the winner of which receives a $500 bursary. Voting is online, at www.bcambassador.com/peoples-choice.

Wyatt Taylor hawks some “Bone dry fir” from his truck parked on South Shore Road, Friday, July 8. A camping ritual, there are a number of forest fire preventative measures that should be undertaken when manning a camp fire. Tyler Clarke photo

tall, and a half meter wide, or smaller. Be mindful of the area you’re lighting camp fires in, Drysdale cautioned, and avoid areas with dry grass, and have a decent clearance space.

“We want it so if you have a spark it won’t go into the grass and start something,” she said. More guidelines are available on the internet, at www.bcwildfire.ca. – Tyler Clarke

Alleged drunk ditches truck in town

Lake Cowichan Fire Department volunteers investigate a ditched truck down Lake Cowichan’s Tyler Clarke photo Wellington Road, Sunday, July 10.

An allegedly drunk driver almost took out a fellow motorist, Sunday, July 10, during an early morning drive down Wellington Road, in Lake Cowichan. Tire marks weave a dangerous path down

Wellington Road, indicating the truck swerved a great deal before hitting the ditch. The town alarm went off shortly after 7 a.m., Sunday, with local paramedics and volunteer firefighters arriving a

few minutes later. The witness said that she saw the truck’s driver get out, profess his drunkneness, and then run down the Trans Canada Trail before the first responders arrived. – Tyler Clarke

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who, with his wife and two bringing with (A continuhim his wife and children, arrived here in 1963. ation of last The family lived in the young daughter. week’s column station’s living quarters. Having attained profiling the Percy attended to the business the position of lives of local of the local railway, which by station agent by railway employthen was owned by Canadian then, his family ees) Pacific Railway. Although the and himself Another of duties were similar to those moved into the the many former of past agents, they had been family quarters Lake Cowichan modernized somewhat over at the railway railway employ- By Rolli Gunderson the decades. station. During ees was Spike The Coopers, like those that time, some Rush. Straight who arrived before them, from the prairies, on arrival at of the railway employees were soon involved in the working under Rush were Cowichan Lake in 1938, he community. Both were Ken Higham, Bob Russell, immediately began working charter members of the Lake for the E&N Railway as a log Shorty Leask and Fred Reid. Cowichan Curling Club; The family became very scaler. Betty president of the club in involved in the community, He later recalled that 1985. although he wasn’t sure what with Rush helping out with Percy was a member of Lake Days events and raising he was supposed to do (what the local Kiwanis Club, and the job entailed), he dug right money for the ‘new’ ballpark of the local Royal Canadian (Centennial field), as well as in and as time went buy, he Legion branch. They were coaching ball. got “pretty good at it.” also active members of the He also volunteered for At that time three compaChamber of Commerce. Remembrance Day events nies used the railway to ship Betty owned and operated and served as president of logs out, including Lake her own beauty salon here the local branch of the Royal Logging and Ocean Timber. in town, as did her daughter Canadian Legion (Branch Being the era of the Kathy some years later. 210) in 1955-56. railway, trains were used Both Coopers lived the The family moved away to haul away logs, unlike remainder of their lives at the in 1962, about the year their today’s method of using Lake, Percy passing away in oldest child graduated from logging (log hauling) trucks. Lake Cowichan High School. 1986 and Betty several years As such, Spike Rush, as later. Kathy remains in the The last railway station the log scaler, would have area. agent was Percy Cooper worked at the rail yard scaling and bucking logs that required adjustment so they could easily be loaded onto the train cars. Seven train trips a day with each train pulling twenty-two carloads of logs per trip were the norm. During Rush’s time at Cowichan Lake, the station agent was Gordon Clark, who oversaw a crew of about ten men working three shifts. In 1939, Rush left Cowichan Lake to join the The railway station, seen in back of the picture (near the tip of the arrow), as it was prior to it being moved a short distance and eventually Royal Canadian Air Force. becoming the home of Kaatza Station Museum. The railway tracks, “We were at war!” he later bordered by Nelson and Wellington Avenues, can be seen in the recalled. Photo Rolli Gunderson Collection foreground. He returned to Lake Research Kaatza Station Museum Archives Cowichan in the early 1950s,

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Merna gets the tallest tree Former Honeymoon Bay resident Merna Moffat’s sons Angus and Lindsay, from left, speak at the plaque dedication ceremony in her honour, Friday, July Tyler Clarke photos 8; the day that would have been her 81st birthday.

Honeymoon Bay steward Merna Moffat got what she wanted; the tallest tree in her community dedicated to her. On Friday, July 8, a small ceremony of friends and family dedicated the tallest tree in the community – a fir tree outside the Honeymoon Bay Community Hall – to Merna. “She said ‘I want to have

the tallest tree in Honeymoon Bay so I can watch over everyone,’” long-time friend Jean Ruddell said. Moffat, who was predeceased by her husband Wally, lived in Honeymoon Bay for the better part of the past couple decades. “Both Wally and her said it was the best 15 years of their life,” Ruddell said. – Tyler Clarke

Victoria campers Vicki Asselin and Glen Brown, with their dogs Brandy and Mary Jane, next to the sign welcoming Tyler Clarke photo visitors to Campmingo, at the Gordon Bay Campground, Saturday, July 9.

Campmingo; where flamingos are abundant Shortly after commenting on how funny it would be if their flamingo theme campsite garnered media attention, the Gazette’s editor introduced himself, to uproarious laughter. Victoria campers Glen Brown and Vicki Asselin were in the Cowichan Lake area last weekend, taking in the Gordon

Bay Campground. “I’ve been camping with flamingo things for over 25 years,” Brown said. “It’s fun!” The attention and laughs it elicits makes it worth while. Flamingo antenna-ends on his truck, flamingo cups, a flamingo hat, pink chairs, and

about 20 flamingo yard ornaments blanketed their campsite. “You can’t even buy them any more,” he said, of the flamingo yard ornaments. “You have to order them!” It was a lot easier to find them in the 70s, he said. – Tyler Clarke

Long-time Youbou resident Howard Smith, with sons Paul (left), Scott, and daughter Jean-Ann, at his 80th Tyler Clarke photo birthday get-together in Youbou, Saturday, July 9.

Youbou resident Howard Smith hits the big 80 Long-time Youbou resident Howard Smith was taken away from fishing Cowichan Lake just long enough, Saturday, July 9, to enjoy his 80th birthday get-together of friends and relatives. Smith moved to the Cowichan Lake area in the early 60s, settling in Youbou by the end of the decade. He worked in the woods, as a faller. “I remember him pounding the dents out of his hard hats,” daughter Jean-Ann said. “Back in those days, that’s pretty much all there was,” Smith said, of working in the forestry industry. His most recent endeavours have been with the Valley Fish and Game Club, which he remains an active member of. WHAT : DAY OF PRAYER WHEN : SATURDAY JULY 16, 2011 9AM-9PM WHERE: COWICHAN LAKE BAPTIST CHURCH Come and go anytime and add your prayers to the prayers of others in our community.

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Local family’s fuzzy feline friend needs dental funding Tyler Clarke Gazette editor

Little Buttons is in dire need of dental attention. The cuddly three-year-old black cat is a sufferer of feline chronic gingivostomatisis; a rare mouth disease that is causing her a great deal of grief. “Her whole upper mouth is rare and bleeding,” Button’s human roommate Rose McWha said. “They say this disease won’t stop. It’ll keep going until it affects her entire mouth.” As such, the friendly cat will have to undergo surgery to have all of her teeth removed.

With McWha relying on disability payments for her and her daughter Jessie’s livelihood, she’s unable to afford the surgery, which could cost over $1,000. “I can’t pay the bill,” McWha said, defeated. In fact, she was only able to afford Buttons’ checkup that diagnosed her with the disease because her HST cheque came in. “The sooner I get her teeth extracted, the sooner she’ll be out of pain,” she said. “She’s a part of the family. I can’t live without her; that’s how it feels.” Lake Cowichan resident Rose McWha, with her McWha is seeking donations, and tiny black cat Buttons, who needs dental surgery. can be contacted at 250-932-6657. Tyler Clarke photo

Local police will not abide drunken parties down the river Tyler Clarke Gazette editor Public alcohol consumption will not be tolerated, Lake Cowichan RCMP Sgt. Dave Voller said. “We have lots planned for the summer,” he said, of the annual crackdown. Although Lake Cowichan RCMP can’t patrol the Cowichan River 24/7, expect blitzes, similar

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Youbou Lanes to celebrate 60 years of bowling fun

WEDNESDAY, July 13, 2011

Youbou Lanes’ 60th birthday bash will be fittingly celebrated with free bowling, and a throwback to the 50s – old fashioned milk shakes. The lanes will be

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open free of charge from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m., Saturday, July 16. From 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. the lanes will be open to families, for $1 per game, and from 8 p.m. to 10 p.m. to adults, for $2

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a game, along with a beverage. Youbou Lanes, located at 8550 Hemlock Street in the Youbou Community Hall, opened July 14, 1951, and was paid for by British Colum-

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The key interesting component to Youbou Lanes is its use of human pin-setters, leaving it the only sanctioned handset 10-pin bowling centre in Canada.

–Tara Daly


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Bringing the farm to the Farmer’s Market Cobble Hill resident Jackie McPherson shows a potential customer her array of different types of chickens, during the Saturday, July 9, Honeymoon Bay Farmer’s Market. Of the most interest were her silkie chickens, which are little puff balls of white. “They’re excellent layers. They lay mediumsized eggs,” she said. They’re also quiet and easy to raise, which makes them attractive to 4-H clubs. McPherson said that she didn’t have too many buyers at the Farmer’s Market, but lots of people interested in looking at the cute little chicks. Tyler Clarke photo March Meadows Ladies Division

Another month of golf fun for Ladies Division Norma O’Connell March Meadows Ladies Division

The March Meadows Ladies Division members played the first round of the Putting Cup Competition, Par Day and started up the Summer Eclectic, Thursday, June 16. Sylvia Lingren shot low gross and Corrine Floyd was runner-up. Shooting low nets were Veronica Clarkson, Lorraine Lawrence, Sam Jones and Diane Owens. A birdie was

carded by Lynn Girard. Sam Jones was the K.P. winner (closest to the pin). The ladies enjoyed a beautiful golfing day. Thursday, June 30, saw the second round of the Putting Cup Competition and the qualification for Zone 6 Two Ball. Wendy Klyne was low gross winner of the day and Sam Jones and Anne Wise tied for runner-up. Low net winners were Veronica Clarkson, Diane Owens, Marion Zboyovsky,

March Meadows Senior Men golf report

Sunny times for March Meadows’ senior golfers John Leach

March Meadows Senior Men

The first meeting of the March Meadows Senior Men in July was sunny and warm. Although there were a few – very few – grumblings about it being too warm. Still, the day saw some good rounds and a fair number of balls awarded. The closest to the cup on hole one went to Bruce Chisholm and Ray Bourassa got closest on hole seven. Birdies were carded by John White, Brian Crossen and Bruce Chisholm. John McCormick chipped in for his birdie. Earl La Forge chipped in twice for par. Sandy pars were made by John Barger, Murray Nelson and John McCormick. Low gross went to Earl La Forge and low net to Frank Fraser. Glenn Richardson knew the slogan (Play hard, play fair, have fun). This also saw the final round of the match play championship. Congratulations to Jug Kalar and a big round of applause to all the participants. It was a fine contest. The bucket once again succeeded in dodging all comers. Isn't it fun to go out on the course and lie in the sun? - Bob Hope

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Irene Pearse and Marion Price. Birdies were shot by Sam Jones and Wendy Klyne. Sam Jones, Wendy Klyne, Diane Owens and Marion Price all shot chip-ins. There was no K.P. winner. The ladies played in cool weather. The first round of the Club Championship was played Thursday, July 7.

Karen Kloske shot low gross and runnerup was Wendy Klyne. Low nets were shot by Christine McGovern and Lorraine Oliver. Diane Owens carded a chip-in birdie on hole 11. The winner of K.P. was Bonnie Makowsky. The ladies managed to escape the rain, however, it was overcast all day.

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Lake Cowichan Secondary School staff and students would like to extend their sincere THANKS! to the following people, businesses and organizations, in no particular order, for their time and help during the 2009-2010 and 2010-2011 school years. We also offer our sincere apologies to anyone we may have missed and for being remiss in thanking all those who helped during the 2009-2010 school year, until now. It is the efforts and contributions of those like yourselves that help to make LCSS a great learning environment for our students. Wade Brooks and Tara Brooks Joan Webb Allen & Caroline Rettig Eden Haythornthwaite Communities In Bloom Cowichan Lake Recreation LCSS PAC Home Hardware (Lake Cowichan) J&V’s Burgers & Pizza Mainroad Subway (Lake Cowichan) Island Pharmacy Lake Cowichan Country Grocer Greenwell Family CVRD - Area I Howard Smith Royal Canadian Legion Branch 210 LCSS Class of 1956 A. Brian Simmons Scholarship Committee United Steelworkers Local 1-1937 CUPE Local 606 VIU Darleen Tulley Shawn Carlow Larry Amstutz Charlette Matson Lake Cowichan Gazette St Aidan’s Lake Day’s Celebration Society Mr Mikes The Brew Pub / Just Jakes Garden Centre at the Farm Market Cowichan Golf & Country Cowichan GolfClub & Country ClubClub Dogwood Lumber

Palsson PAC Violet McPhail Laurie Johnson Lynn Post Cowichan Pet Emporium Grab Bag Emporium Copper Lane Johel Bros. Contracting Ltd. Cowichan Valley Concrete Ltd. Link Salon & Spa Southshore Motel Lake Cowichan Home Centre Ltd. RCMP – Lake Cowichan Sports Traders Steve & Coleen Smith Belongings Collectibles Town of Lake Cowichan School District 79 Lake Cowichan Volunteer Fire Department Kaatza Lakeside Players Cowichan Dogwoods Chapter of IODE Island Savings (Lake Cowichan) Diane Gunderson Constable Nyberg Kandy Miles Carlow Family St Christopher’s & St. Aiden’s a Church The Brig Youbou Bar & Grill Klean Kustomz Cowichan Valley Principals’ & Vice Principals’ Assc. Laura Couch

Carpentier Family Cynthia Charles Christine Anderson Lake Cowichan A&W Cowichan Motors (Esso) Darling Tire Curves (Lake Cowichan) Cowichan Lake Community Services Dr Kenneth Welch Lake Dental Health Centre Galloping Moon Gallery The Bargain! Shop Corporal Hobday CVRD - Area F Lake Cowichan Lions Carol Riggs Lake Cowichan Kinsmen David Boeckner Cowichan Lake District Chamber of Commerce Lake Dental Health Centre Beta Sigma Phi Bob Day Constable Cranmer Constable Caston Michelle King Denis Pilon LCSS Dry Grad Committee The Shipyard Pub & Restaurant M & M Meats March Meadows Golf Club Cowichan Lake Community Forest Co-op The Grill at Cowichan Golf Club Lake Cowichan Gazette

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Stop in at our entre Visitor/Business Centre in in located in the log cabin Saywell Park. Now Open Daily July 1 - Sept 5th

VISIT HISTORIC YOUBOU LANES Youbou Lanes celebrates 60 years on Saturday, July 16. Join in the fun! 1-4pm FREE bowling, cake and goodies.

HONEYMOON BAY OUTDOOR MARKET Look for in-season local produce, sewing, baking, preserves, arts & crafts and more...everything is handcrafted. Every Saturday 10 am - 2 pm.

VISIT ARBUTUS PARK, YOUBOU This park has plenty of shade trees, a dock with a diving board and swimming lanes. This is the only park with lifeguards on duty and Red Cross swimming lessons are offered here.

PLAY VOLLEYBALL There’s a volleyball court in Lake Cowichan’s Saywell Park for friendly games all summer...remember to bring your own ball.


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MORE CORE Diamond Drilling is looking for Experienced Diamond Drillers for hydraulic and conventional drills. Work is located in the US and Canada. Must have valid first aid. Up to $600 a day + bonus. Send resumes w/ references to jobs@morecore.ca or fax (250) 636-9159.

TRADES, TECHNICAL FIBER-WERX International in Sylvan Lake, Alberta is seeking experienced fiberglass laminiators / repair personnel. Fax resume to (403) 887-7737 or email scott.fiberwerx@telus.net

HEAD SAW FILER needed for Central Vancouver Island sawmill. Union rates at non-union mill. Should have ticket and past experience. Fax (250)248-8998. email: liana@errced.com HEAVY Duty Mechanic needed for West Coast of Vancouver Island logging camp. Flexible shift, full benefits, permanent position and year round work. Fax resume to 604-681-8906 LOUISIANA-PACIFIC Canada Ltd. requires an experienced Jour- neyman Electrician for our EWP Operation in Golden B.C. Email resume to: Audra.Stanton@LPCorp.com or fax to 250-344-8859.

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Publisher

The Morning Star in Vernon, B.C. has an opening for the position of Publisher. The Morning Star, one of Canada’s leading community newspapers, is published every Wednesday, Friday and Sunday and has an extensive distribution network throughout the North Okanagan. More than 33,000 homes and businesses are reached in the communities of Vernon, Coldstream, Armstrong, Enderby, Lumby, Cherryville, Oyama, Spallumcheen, Grindrod, Falkland and Silver Star. The Morning Star is the No.1 news source in the North Okanagan and has been committed to serving its communities with in-depth local news, sports, entertainment, events and happenings since 1988. The Morning Star is part of Black Press, Canada’s largest private, independent newspaper company, with over 150 community, daily and urban newspapers located in BC, Alberta, Washington State, Ohio and Hawaii. Black Press is seeking a proven leader with an impressive track record in newspaper management, to build on the considerable growth the Morning Star has experienced over the past 23 years. Ideally, you should have a good understanding of all facets of newspaper operations with emphasis on sales, marketing and ďŹ nancial management. As publisher, you will be instrumental in developing a multi platform strategy for the newspaper and its online initiatives, as it continues to serve a rapidly expanding and diverse marketplace. If you are a critical thinker, customer driven and possess strong entrepreneurial skills, Black Press wants to hear from you. Please send your resume by July 22, 2011 to: Bruce McAuliffe, President Black Press BC South c/o Kelowna Capital News 2495 Enterprise Way, Kelowna, B.C. V1X 7K2 Email: brucem@blackpress.ca

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LAWYER REFERRAL Service matches people with legal concerns to a lawyer in their area. Participating lawyers offer a 30 minute consultation for $25 plus tax. Regular fees follow once both parties agree to proceed with services. 604687-3221 (Lower Mainland) or 1.800.663.1919 (Outside LM).

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

PETS PETS BEAUTIFUL, long-haired tabby (Penelope) looking for the perfect home. Owner leaving for a year to work in Ohtaki, Japan and can’t bring Penelope with her. Would suit a quiet home without children or other pets. Please contact Angie at 250-749-4834 for more details.

STEEL BUILDING Sale... Specials from $5 to $12/sq. ft. Great pricing on absolutely every model, width and length. Example: 30’W x 50’L x 16’H. Now $10,500.00. End walls included, doors optional. Pioneer Steel Manufacturers 1800-668-5422.

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HOUSES FOR SALE

CUTIE Celia is ready, just 11 wks old, $450. Good with kids, CKC reg, vet checked, dewormed and vaccinated, shots taken, coming with registration papers. s.wallace43@yahoo.com

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YOUBOU- LAKE view, 4 bdrm (possibly 2 suites), W/D, stove, N/S, no drugs, refs, $1400 + utils, 1-250-653-9898.

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SENIOR ASSISTED LIVING Vernon: Lakeside Assisted Living Home, licensed, Space Available, Pictures & info by email shason@telus.net or call Steve at (250)306-0734

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TEXAS LAND Foreclosures! 20/40 acre tracts. Near growing El Paso-Was $16,900 (USD) Now $12,900 (USD) $0 down, take over payments, $99/month. (USD) Beautiful views, owner financing, free map/pictures. 866-484-0857 (US)

RENTALS

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Western Forest Products Inc.

TRADES, TECHNICAL

AREA PLANNER

THE POSITION: WFP is currently seeking an Area Planner to join our Holberg Forest Operation located approximately 45 minutes west of Port Hardy. Port Hardy, a welcoming community of just under 5,000 people is at the northern end of beautiful Vancouver Island and the gateway to Cape Scott Provincial Park. Found in the heart of a wilderness paradise Port Hardy is brimming over with recreational opportunities for kayakers, bird watchers, canoeists, cyclists, divers, hikers, hunters, and fresh or salt water sports fishers. QUALIFICATIONS & REQUIREMENTS: Reporting to the Operations Planner, this full time position will be a critical role in Holberg’s Planning Department. Key functions of an Area Planner include, but are not limited to the following abilities: • Provide leadership in safety and stewardship for members in the Planning Department • Complete and manage budgets, contributing to timber development for an annual cut of 550,000 M3 • Block development planning • Contractor and staff supervision (layout, cruising, terrain, bridge designs, post harvest assessments, etc.) • Timber sort and block margin forecasting • Liaison with First Nations • Work in collaboration with other Planning team members to complete road permit and cutting permit applications • Maintenance and deactivation plans preparation • Complete harvest instructions, road instructions • Maintain a dynamic working team environment, complete with sharing of information, ideas, creativity and support for challenging the status quo • Provide leadership in meeting WFP’s EMS and sustainable forest management responsibilities • Ensure that all team members conduct themselves professionally, ethically and treat all individuals and organizations with respect • Proven ability to work in a team environment • Good communication skills • Extraordinary personal standards and expectations • Must have a degree or diploma in forestry from a recognized post-secondary institution and be a registered (RPF, RFT) in good standing with the ABCFP • Must be able to withstand the demands of coastal field work • Experience with CENFOR (GENUS), ROAD ENG, Forest Ops, Plant Wizard and Survey Wizard would be considered an asset. Lesser qualified candidates are encouraged to apply and may be considered for alternate positions.

Application Deadline: Friday, July 22, 2011 Reference Code: Area Planner, HFO As only short listed candidates will be contacted, WFP thanks you in advance for your interest in our Company. Please visit www.westernforest.com

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WORKSHOP/ LIVING SPACE FOR RENT Insulated 700 sq ft workshop- ideal for woodwork. One bedroom loft includes washer, dryer,dish washer. Located on 4 wooded acres in Cobble Hill (Arbutus Ridge area).Available Sept 1, 2011. $1250/m. Call 250-709-2010 for details.

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

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145 South Shore Road $750 2 bedroom suite

1A-272 South Shore Rd. Very nice suite in 3-plex. Close to high school, N/S, small pet upon approval. July occupancy.

$1400 5 bedroom house

Miracle Close, Youbou Very high end home, 2 wood heaters, security & gated with 2 car garage. Small pet upon approval. N/S

$1400 3 bedroom house 289 North Shore Rd. Lovely newer home with fantastic lakeview, large deck & garage. Lots of comfort features. N/S, N/P Check out rentals online www.lkc.ca To View Call: 250-749-6660

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THE COMPANY: Western Forest Products Inc. is an integrated Canadian forest products company located on Vancouver Island that is committed to the safety of our employees, the culture of performance and the discipline to achieve results. WFP offers a competitive salary, a comprehensive benefit package and the potential to achieve annual performance rewards. If you believe that you have the skills and qualifications that we are looking for, please reply in confidence: Human Resource Department Facsimile: 250.748.3177 Email: resumes@westernforest.com

Monday to Thursday: 8:30am - 3:00pm

Call or email Tyler

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Cowichan Lake Service Directory Make indoor mold growth a distant memory

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essentially hides from cleaning. In such cases, it's best to simply discard the items and have them replaced. ďż˝ Do not mask the mold problem. Painting or caulking over mold won't work. When applied to moldy surfaces, paint typically cracks. Instead of wasting paint and time, scrub and dry the surfaces, making sure all the mold is gone, and then paint or caulk. ďż˝ Leave big jobs to the pros. Smaller mold growths can be addressed by the average homeowner. However, when mold growth is especially large or mold has grown on valuable items, including heirlooms, it's best to hire a professional. When doing so, try to find one a friend or neighbor can recommend, as not all mold-removal specialists are created equal. If it's hard to find a recommendation, look for a specialist who is affiliated with a professional organization.Such organizations typically insist their members have a certain level of experience and training before they can become members.

CARPENTRY

CONSTRUCTION For ALL your renovation needs:

Finishing carpenter with over 23 years experience.

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can have on your health and dress accordingly. Wear long sleeves, gloves, protective goggles, and even a mask or respirator that covers the nose and mouth to reduce your risk of developing a respiratory illness. ďż˝ Fix leaky pipes and additional water problems. Mold growth can cause cosmetic damage that can never be repaired. But fixing leaky pipes and addressing other water problems, including leaky windows, is a good way to stop future mold growth and prevent further cosmetic damage to the home. ďż˝ Scrub and dry moldy surfaces. When addressing moldy surfaces, scrub them hard with detergent and water. Once finished, dry the surfaces thoroughly. Going forward, routinely clean areas of the home that have had mold growth in the past. ďż˝ Discard certain materials that fall victim to mold. Porous or absorbent surfaces will likely need to be discarded once they have been victimized by mold growth. Ceiling tiles and carpets, for example, are especially difficult to rid of mold once it's settled in because the mold finds cracks and crevices in which it

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Cowichan Pet Emporium (1996) Fish • Pet food/supplies • Otter Co-op Livestock Feed • Wood Pellets • Grooming •

Bear Lake Salvage

Everything is grown, baked, or hand crafted by our vendors. New vendors or buskers welcome. Call Bob at:

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

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Call Steve for Free estimates!

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No other company in this area has over 32+ years experience roofing. Best Prices, Best Quality!

Call Steve: 250-749-6905 or cell: 250-715-5414 e-mail: steve.rubin@shaw.ca

Saturdays 10 am - 2 pm at the Coffee Mill site

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Cowichan Motors (1958) Ltd.

Convenience Store • Gas Bar Store: 250-749–3355 Garage: 250-749–3213

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FINALLY! It's Garden time.

MC– Homeowners who have had prior issues with mold know just how pesky a mold problem can be. When mold spores land on surfaces that are wet, mold may begin to grow indoors. And the growth of mold takes just a matter of hours. According to the National Association of Home Builders, all it takes is 48 hours for a moist environment combined with room temperature to produce mold growth. When mold does begin to grow, homeowners will notice a less-than-welcoming aroma often characterized as musty. In addition, mold growth, which is most common in areas of the home like the kitchen, bathroom and basement where humidity and moisture levels are higher, can be unsightly and unhealthy. In 2004, the Institute of Medicine linked indoor exposure to mold with upper respiratory tract symptoms, cough and wheeze in people who, prior to exposure, were healthy. The IOM also found exposure to mold can exacerbate asthma conditions for people who already have asthma and even linked respiratory illness in otherwise healthy children to exposure to mold. What such research highlights is the emphasis homeowners must place on removing mold from their homes. While mold is a natural part of the environment that is impossible to eliminate entirely, homeowners can take steps to stop mold growth in their homes and protect themselves and their families along the way. When addressing a mold problem, keep in mind the potentially negative impact mold

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