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Volunteer decorators, Rebecca Oliver (left), Katherine Worsley (second from left), Samantha Oliver (center) and Brody Elzinga (right) were brimming with Christmas spirit last week as they took part in a decorating blitz of the Visitor and Business Centre in Lake Cowichan last week. The decorating falls in part with this weekend’s approaching December Madness, which will kick the community’s Christmas season into full gear. See page 2 for more. Photo Dorian Geiger

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December Madness a platform for spreading holiday cheer Dorian Geiger Gazette editor

component to the holiday craze. “I enjoy walking around and chatting up the public,” Forrest added. The holidays are upon us and December Madness is Katherine Worsley, the Info Centre’s coordinator, is aiming to kick Lake Cowichan’s Christmas spirit into largely behind much of the community’s decorating full gear on Friday, Dec. 2. blitz. She has even got her kids involved. Worsley is The annual community tradition will ofcially get aware it’s important to show kids at a young age that red up at 6 p.m. when mayor Ross Forrest lights giving back to your community is not only vital but up the main Christmas tree at the Visitor Informaalso fun. tion Centre. Local businesses are participating in the “For me, December Madness is the full start of annual Chamber of Commerce initiative. Christmas and the beginning of Christmas spirit in Leading up to the commencement of December your community. I get excited this time of the year,” Madness, decorating the town is one of many resishe described. dent’s concerns. Candy canes already adorn CentenAlthough she admitted they’ve turned into quite the nial Park and the Info Centre’s transformation into productive elves, Worsley joked she had to “Volungingerbread house is well underway. tell” her children to get in the holiday spirit at rst. If not for the tireless contributions of Lake Worsley is so invested in December Madness that Cowichan’s volunteer troops, accomplishing such an she also plays the roll of Mrs. Clause. She’s assumed ample amount of decorating would surely be impos- Bob Day lent a helping hand decorating the Info Centre for December Madness. the guise of Mrs. Clause at December Madness for sible. Photo Dorian Geiger three years now. As Mrs. Clause, she’s in charge Town councilor, Bob Day was one of the volunteers of bringing the spirit of Christmas to the kickoff of who spent his recent weekends stapling Christmas but also a pastime. December Madness. lights to the Info Centre and performing other work for the “We had a lot of laughs today and we got soaking wet. Some For Worsley, being Mrs. Clause is her favorite aspect of the cause. Day truly enjoys giving back to Lake Cowichan — and people think that’s not fun but the people that were here today festivities. She’ll be spreading Christmas cheer as Mrs. Clause he’s not afraid to get dirty either. had a lot of fun,” he added. for most of the afternoon at the Info Centre on Dec. 2. “It’s a lot of fun putting up lights and trying to get in the Mayor Forrest is also readily anticipating the unfolding of December Madness is also a platform for Lake Cowichan’s Christmas season. And it’s also a lot of fun enticing volunteers December Madness. In year’s past he said the lighting up of adult demographic to feel like kids again. out because the more you get involved in your community the the Christmas tree at the Info Centre was done rather spontane“Children are going to be excited about Santa, Christmas and better. You’re going to get bored so get out and do something ously. the spirit of Jesus. It’s innocent and it’s in them already. For the because there’s always something to do. If there’s a commu“In the past it’s been kind of random so it will nice to do it adults, it’s nice to see the transformation of the hum-drum and nity event around I like to get out there and help and be apart all at once. It will be a nice opportunity to mix all of this in once you start to decorate the lights around town, the smiles of it,” said Day. with December Madness where people can get out and walk come out and they feel a little warmer inside ” she added. Day hates the thought of sitting around and watching televi- through town and support the local businesses,” said the Lake For more information or how to become involved with sion during the holiday season. Getting out and about in the Cowichan mayor. December Madness contact the Info Centre at 250-749-3244. community is not only what he considers a key commitment, The social aspect of December Madness is Forrest’s favorite

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Island art show propels local artists into the spotlight Darlene Tully and Trudy Ammann headed to Duncan Dorian Geiger Gazette editor Canada’s west coast always hosts a myriad of talented artists of differing backgrounds, many of whom are from Vancouver Island or have relocated here. Lake Cowichan is no different and the small community boasts its own reserve of painters, wood carvers and writers. Resident artists, Darlene Tully, Trudy Kungold Ammann and Wayne Brown are preparing to showcase roughly 100 of their various works at an art show in Duncan Nov. 30-Dec. 10. The show is family oriented but will cater to Cowichan Valley’s art community as well. Books, paintings, cards, prints and wood carvings will be the artworks on display. Darlene Tully is Cowichan Lake’s Community Services’ family counsellor and art therapist. Simply put, art is Tully’s life. When she’s not helping counsel families and children of Lake Cowichan through by incorporating art into her therapeutic approach, Tully is busy producing acrylic and watercolour paintings. The Duncan art show is slated to unfold at Portals, the CVAC Centre for Arts, Culture and Heritage, located in the Island Savings Centre, near the city’s public library. An Ontario product, Tully moved to British

Darlene Tully and Trudy Ammann proudly show off some of their artwork at Ammann’s Lake Cowichan studio. Photo Dorian Geiger Columbia in 2003 after attaining a graduate diploma in art therapy from the University of Western Ontario. She then pursued her Master’s of education in counseling psychology at the University of Victoria. She is eagerly awaiting the Duncan show. “I’m very excited. It’s going to be my rst

formal art show I’m thrilled. I love the space that we’re going to be in. I’m excited about sharing my work with these other artists,” said Tully, who now counsels at Lake Cowichan Community Services. Tully has always painted, but lately she has taken up children’s ction. Her recent publica-

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tion, You are the Apple of my Eye, intertwines vibrant watercolour paintings with her writing. You are the Apple of my Eye was printed in Lake Cowichan and Tully actually hand-bound the book herself. Although Tully doesn’t have any children of her own, she has many nieces and nephews who are a big part of her life and she claims they are the major inspiration her latest book. She will be doing readings of her book at the Duncan show. Born in Montreal, Quebec, Ammann was raised in Victoria. She spent 24 years as a graphic artist before transitioning into ne art and also has dabbled in Chinese brush painting, Intaglio printing, sculptures and multi-media pieces constructed from found recycled materials. “I’m inspired by nature,” Ammann said. Using recycled materials as a medium, Ammann forces the viewers of her work to see beyond the rejected form of the recyclables. She thinks her work embodies Vancouver Island. “Most of my work has some sort of west coast element or natural theme running through it. I do all sorts of different things. You can’t really nail me down to anything in particular” she added. Ammann also has her own studio, Hen House Art Studio, outside Lake Cowichan and she, too is ecstatic about the approaching art show with Tully. “I’m very excited about this show primarily because it’s the only show I’m featured with only one or two other artist. I’ve taken part in a lot of group shows but this is a biggie where I’m having more of my work shown than ever before.”

Fifth year for local girl’s pet food for presents Dorian Geiger Gazette editor Most children would ask for an Xbox game, new clothes or maybe a pet for their birthdays. Not 11-year-old Lake Cowichan youth, Jada Lee. Instead, Lee enjoys getting cat food for a present. Since she was seven, Lee has asked her party guests to bring cat food and treats for gifts, which she then donates to Lake Cowichan Animal Rescue. She chose to give back to the area’s feline population since the community has an over-abundance of feral cats. On Dec. 9, Lee will celebrate her twelfth birthday with roughly fteen friends. By the time her nal guest had strolled in, Lee had a mountain of cat food that stacked far beyond

her own height. What’s amazing is that Lee has been doing this good deed for half a decade — nearly half the span of her whole life. Lee said she came up with idea after seeing a show on Animal Planet, which documented a California youth who did the same thing for whales. “After that, I started wanting to do that,” said the grade two student. “I love animals. I want to be a veterinarian when I grow up. I don’t really need anything like presents. I don’t really know what I would want for a present,” added Lee. Despite her humble attitude, the child Jade Lee restrains her dog Bluebell while displaying animal-lover joked, however, that a gift her cat food presents. in the form of a pet would always be joyed she was her daughter was undertaking accepted. Lee’s mother, Shannon, a local personal such a noble cause at such a young age. “I’m extremely proud. And now a few of trainer could barely put in words how over-

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Penner retires, triggers second bi-election That byelection must CHILLIWACK be held by March. - Hope MLA Barry Clark said she Penner is leaving isn’t worried about politics in January to work at a Vancouver Penner’s departure creating an opporlaw firm, rather than tunity for the B.C. serve out his term Conservative Party until the scheduled to gain a foothold, or election in May at least split the vote 2013. enough for an NDP Penner member to be elected announced in in the conservativeAugust that he leaning Fraser Valley wouldn’t seek By Tom Fletcher constituency. re-election for a fifth “I think in fact it’s term, stepping down an opportunity for as attorney-general us,” Clark said. “You to spend more time might see more than one byelection with his wife and young daughter. happen at a time, and I think it’s At that time he was expecting a fall an opportunity for renewal for our election, but Premier Christy Clark party.” soon announced that the vote would Penner has accepted a job as senior be delayed. counsel at Davis LLP, an internaClark said Thursday she was tional law firm based in Vancouver. expecting Penner’s earlier departure. Starting in January he will be dealing It means there may be at least two with environmental law and renewbyelections at the same time, for able energy, a long-standing interest Chilliwack-Hope and Port MoodyCoquitlam, where former cabinet of his. Penner received a letter from minister Iain Black stepped down.

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As December begins this week, Christmas inevitably oats into the forefront of everyone’s mind. After witnessing the gross over-commercialization of Christmas in the city in my recent years of urban dwelling, it’s warming to see a community so enthusiastic to expound holiday cheer — and it’s genuine. Not only is Christmas in Lake Cowichan about giving, it’s equally about community, too. Since I grew up in rural Saskatchewan setting much smaller than Lake Cowichan, I’m aware of how a community bonds over the holiday season. Everyone is each other’s neighbour — it’s an unwritten law. The city presents a degree of anonymity which isn’t conducive to the festive atmosphere which has begun to envelope Lake Cowichan. This past weekend I had the amazing opportunity to give back the place that has been keeping me the past few weeks. I was able to assist Katherine Worsley and Bob Day in the Info Centre’s transformation into a gingerbread house by putting Christmas lights around the building’s perimeter. At rst, the situation seemed dismal: it was pouring rain, it was cold and I was underdressed (even though Worsley insisted I use her jacket). However, after half hour or so I found myself enthusiastically, but carelessly dangling off a ladder in a thicket of bushes. In my hurried pace to nish to get out of the rain, I managed to shock myself twice in a minute by accidentally stapling through the Christmas lights’ wire instead of around them. Day and Worsley shared some laughs over my misfortune and so did I. It was pretty funny I admit. Although I did ask myself afterwards whose bright idea it was to do leave the lights plugged while we were stapling. It was a worthwhile morning. Day and Worsley got to get to know me other than the guy sticking a recorder down their throat or shoving a camera in their face (although I did get some good photos and comments of both of them!), which was nice. The light hanging was especially nostalgic. It took me back to my upbringing and how much fun getting involved is. My folks raised me like that. Before retiring from farming, my dad was the reeve of the local rural municipality, sat on the school, hospital, and senior hockey team’s executive boards, as well as a plethora of other committees. He was the kind of guy pebbling the sheets of curling ice in his spare time or the person selling the local hockey team’s 50-50 tickets at games. And this is exactly how I’m going to strive to be in Lake Cowichan. So get involved, it’s crucial on so many levels. You’ll feel good about yourself and maybe make some new friends along the way.

B.C.’s conflict of interest commissioner detailing the restrictions on his dealings with government after serving as a cabinet minister. Penner touched on highlights of his 15-year political career, where he served as environment and aboriginal relations minister as well as attorney general. Among them were battling the Sumas Energy 2 gas-fired power plant in Washington state, and helping establish new run-ofriver projects to supply electricity to aboriginal communities at the north end of Harrison Lake. Penner poked fun at his own career in his farewell speech to the legislature. “I won’t even mention carrying Vancouver Island marmots on my back as dedicated volunteers and our government worked to increase their population by more than 700 per cent, or burrowing owls defending their mates and biting my thumb, or our ever-trusty cat Ranger, who got too close to a candle during Earth Hour,” he said. “I think I can summarize by saying it’s been awesome.”

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eing a reghter is a dream shared by many children. Shiny red trucks with ladders, ashing sirens, gigantic hoses, axes, stylish helmets, ferocious ames and billowing smoke are often some of Firefighter Ryan Smith, Sage De Pol, Jessie McCoy and lieutenant, Ray Bourassa pose at LFCD. the romanticized images that Photos: Dorian Geiger run through a child’s mind when daydreaming about being by the youths’ enthusiasm a reghter. towards re safety. Thanks to the Lake Cowichan “It’s great. This is right up my Fire Department, that dream can alley. The kids have been excelbecome a reality for youth who lent,” he said. display a proclivity for re safety Bourassa has coordinated through the LCFD’s re chief the program in years past and for a day program. The LFCD knows it’s important to instil re wants to make it clear to Lake prevention practices in children Cowichan’s younger generations at an early age. that re prevention is no joke. “It’s to get the kids interested Each year, the LCFD holds in the repetition of re prevena drawing and writing contest tion and what to do and what centred around re safety at not do. It’s to get the awareness Palsson Elementary school, of of the proper things to do out which the winners are selected to there,” added Bourassa. be re chiefs for a day. Lasting Brimming with curiosity, over a period of a few weeks, McCoy was overly ecstatic for the winners receive some one- her experience, hopeful that she, Fire chief Doug Knott takes a second out to discuss fire safety on-one instruction with LCFD’s too could one day save a life for kids. crew on how to prevent res and from what she will learn from cool learning this new stuff about thing they can wear to school — potentially save lives. Bourassa. res,” said De Pol. a t-shirt or something. If they’re This year’s crop of young “I can’t wait to ride in the Doug Knott is the LCFD’s  re given a re prevention shirt or a reghters includes 10-year- re truck and learn how to use chief and he too is a big supporter hat and they see some neat things olds’ Jessie McCoy and Divinity it — all the pumps and stuff and of the  re chief for a day program. they’ll relate that back to their Arbec, as well as nine-year-old what they do. I’m curious,” said He’s hoping that McCoy, De Pol peers and it will produce a little Sage De Pol. McCoy. and Arbec will spread the word more interest. That’s what we’re Ray Bourassa is LCFD’s lieuDe Pol was equally excited to amongst their friends. trying to do,” said Knott. tenant and he was in charge of get thrown into the mix of re“What we’re hoping is they can At some point McCoy, De Pol coordinating the re chief for a ghting. give feedback [on  re protection] and Arbec will also partake in a day initiative. He enjoys working “It’s fun. I get to learn new in the schools. They’ll get somemock home evacuation. with children and was impressed things. And I think it’s really

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For a small town it was a big store and Big Store is what it was called by the local residents who shopped there. The brand new Red and White Store in Youbou opened to the public on December 1, 1943 to the delight of housewives, husbands, kids and everyone in between. “It carried absolutely everything,” recalled Verle Leakey who fondly remembers the store that carried just

about everything. Right from the start it gained the reputation as one of the most modern merchandising establishments to be found anywhere in Western Canada. Its new modern layout appealed to the customer and staff alike. Situated near the location of today’s Youbou Fire Hall, the store was one of several new businesses to eventually locate in the new “community center” area. The Big Store carried a complete line of foods available at that time. It featured a butcher shop, which offered a large variety of sh, poultry and meats, a well-stocked produce section of fruits and vegetables, and a separate garden department. The “wearing apparel” section carried

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many types and styles of clothing, shoes and men’s ties. The array of general merchandise included hardware, light xtures, garbage cans, a large selection of suitcases and trunks, baskets, brooms, mops as well as baby furniture and more. It also carried a full range of fabric, sewing supplies, sewing machines, kitchen appliances and giftware. To top it off, it carried almost everything that would be required for the building and maintenance of a house. The range of merchandise was so broad that folks often joked that they didn’t have to leave Youbou anymore. As far as the customers were concerned, the Big Store carried it all. Operating as a unit under the Red and White

organization the store had a manager and approximately twelve employees and a delivery truck with driver busy delivering orders to the townsfolk. Over the twenty years that the Big Store operated, many people found employment there including teens that were hired during the summer months. In 1963, the Big Store shut its doors for good. The era of malls and big department stores had arrived. The last tenant of the former Red and White store building was Karl Neuffer who operated Karlite, a wood working business. Eventually, one buy one, the nearby business closed and the buildings were torn down. Youbou no longer had its beautiful Big Store.


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

92 Boundary Rd

$169,000

COZY 2 BEDROOM HOME

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

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

35 Hemlock St.

SOLD

Investor alert! Solid 3 bedroom home in the “heart” of Lake Cowichan village. Strategically located and commercially zoned, it could be a professional office, home based business or retirement home. Walk to all the shops in town.

82 Cowichan Lk Rd.

GREAT HOUSE–GREAT HOME!

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.

Lot 5 Cowichan Lake Rd $379,000

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

PRICED TO SELL!!

ELEGANCE & SOPHISTICATION

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

$466,500

Custom designed 4 bedroom & 3 bath home located in “The Slopes”. White oak hardwood, vaulted ceilings & beautiful shaved sandstone fireplace are just a few of the features . Step out onto warmed ceramic tiles in your ensuite bathroom with Jacuzzi. Solarium off kitchen, heat pump, built-in vacuum, double garage, the list goes on. The home of your dreams - a must see!

148 Comiaken Ave.

271 South Shore $269,000

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

$214,900

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

BUILD UP HIGH! • lake views from lot • geo tech report on file

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

413 Winter Drive $559,000

NEAT & TIDY MOBILE

268 Castley Hts $79,000

COMMERCIAL PROPERTY

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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29 Renfrew Ave.

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267 Castley Heights $109,700 CHECK & COMPARE! – Lake view lot centrally located in town minutes from Duck Pond, foot bridge & boat launch. Gently sloping, easy access & no HST! Build your dream home.

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

CHARACTER HOME

9 King George St.

Lot 5 March Rd $155,000

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

QUIET CUL-DE-SAC IN DUNCAN

6109 Timbercrest Pl.

$495,000

LOTS

$215,000

8007 Greendale Rd.

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

53 Somenos St..

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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.

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$187,000

30 Cowichan Ave.

$188,950

NICEST UNIT IN PARK

Double wide with big open design. Large master bedroom has his & her double closets. New roof - easy care yard & large attached carport. Minutes from Duncan Quick completion!

SOLD

27-1540 Cowichan Bay Rd.

$49,000

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Shop in your local businesses FRIDAY, DECEMBER 2ND & SATURDAY, DECEMBER 3RD Lake Cowichan Shopping Passport Dec. 2nd - 9th Collect 1 BLUE Stamp (only available on Friday, Dec.2nd) and 5 BLACK & WHITE stamps for the rest of the week from any participating merchants listed below. Once you have 6 stamps, place your passport in the draw box at the Visitor Centre for your chance to WIN one of 3 gift certificates! Draw will be held 12p.m., Dec.12th at the Gazette. Track Fitness Subway OK Tire Styles By Stevie Dollars & Sense Copper Lane Remedy

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Santa rides on the fire trucks from Youbou to Honeymoon Bay

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Fisherman Ted Johnson helped catch some of the Coho salmon whose eggs will be going into the classroom. Dorian Geiger photo

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Palsson students learn about fish life from hatchery partnership Dorian Geiger Gazette editor With the high degree of technology that has invaded society, it’s always tougher and tougher to get kids into the great outdoors. So the Department of Fisheries and Oceans’ have been bringing Mother Nature to them — in the classroom. Each year students from Palsson Elementary School in Lake Cowichan raise salmon from eyed-eggs until they are old enough to be released. The project is a part of their science curriculum. Bob Crandall is the president of the Cowichan Lake Salmonid Enhancement Society hatchery in Lake Cowichan. Crandall supplies Palsson Elementary with salmon eggs for their project. “It’s very important to have this program because we’re teaching the children about the lifecycle of the salmon and they have an opportunity to have a hands-on experience in all parts of the salmon’s life. It’s a big part of their education,” said Crandall. He thinks Lake Cowichan youth are extremely lucky to grow up in an area so rich in natural life. “It’s something someone in the city can’t always do on any given day. It’s quite a full experience. A lot of people don’t get to have that kind of excitement,” he added.

In February Crandall will deliver Palsson with its latest batch of Salmon eggs. In April Palsson elementary students will release the salmon fry back into Oliver Creek in Friendship Park. “They will release the same fish that they saw come out of the wild as eggs and go into the trays and into the classroom. It’s a complete cycle of life for the children to witness and be apart of,” described Crandall. The salmon are kept in insulated tanks equipped with chiller systems to maintain a tank temperature similar to that of a creek, which is roughly 10 degrees Celsius. DFO will occasionally come into the school to do maintenance on these tanks. Kim Walters has embraced the DFO salmon hatchery program in her classroom for five years. A nature and environmental enthusiast, Walters is pleased her students are able to partake in such a proactive approach to education and science in the classroom. “Any way that I can teach the children that we have a role in the environment then I did good. I like them to see the whole life cycle and how everything is tied together. They love raising them in the classroom. Walters indicated that being around the salmon actually improves her students behavior.

“There are never any behavioral issues when you bring in something live that they can be a part of when they release them. It is quite a big event when we release them,” she added. Walters never ceases to be impressed with the job her students have done in hatching salmon. “They are such devoted, wonderful stewards. It’s just amazing to see just how attached they get to them,” she described. While in the classroom the salmon eggs must be protected from the school’s fluorescent lights and need to be covered up. Ted Johnson is a Lake Cowichan fisherman who has helped the Lake Cowichan Salmonid Enhancement Society catch some of the Coho salmon whose eyed-eggs will be used in the classroom this coming February. He’s happy to be apart of the process and lend a helping hand, especially if it benefits some local kids. “It’s a wonderful thing. It’s a learning process for sure. I’m proud to help them out if we can,” said Johnson, who has been fishing for roughly 40 years. However, his years of experience aren’t all to be accounted for in his various catches for Crandall. Crandall noted that approximately 10,000 salmon passed a counting fence in the river over a 20-day period that ended on October 20.

“It’s a complete cycle of life for the children to witness and be apart of.”

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Christmas is crafting in Youbou Hall Dorian Geiger Gazette editor

Above: Crafter and graphic artist, Candace Wieler proudly shows off her flashy merchandise, coffee mugs and t-shirts at the Youbou Christmas craft fair. Below: Michael and Reverend Vikki Marrs take some time out of displaying their hand-quilted blankets, scarves and other trendy apparel. Dorian Geiger Photos

Hand-quilted goods, jam, cookies, loaves of fresh bread, art, wood carvings and a myriad of other crafts lled Youbou’s Community Hall on Nov. 26, along with their various venders for the town’s annual Christmas craft fair. Both of the Community Hall’s levels were utilized, with upwards of 50 vendors supplying the goods to patrons from across Cowichan Lake-area. Serving an abundance of snacks and treats, the craft fair’s kitchen was set up to help raise money for renovations and repairs that are needed at the Youbou

New Hope Community Church. Reverend Vikki Marrs and her husband Micahel were on hand at the fair as vendors, selling beautifully hand-woven clothing and blankets. “It attracts local people as well as people from other areas but everybody always has fun. Everybody comes,” said Marrs. Marrs anticipates the event each year. “The food is always good and the atmosphere is always good. It’s just an all-around good craft fair. The quality of the crafts is always great. It’s fun for the participants and it’s fun for the people that come to shop,” she added.

Left: Norma Winner scoops homemade chili onto some nachos for a toasty meal on a cold, drizzly afternoon.

Communities in Bloom make plans for the spring season While most of us are busy thinking about a cold, wet winter and the upcoming holiday season, our local chapter of Communities in Bloom are busy planning for the spring and summer gardening season. Our local group meets once a month throughout the year to long plan gardening work parties and new projects in the Town of Lake Cowichan. Ohtaki Park, Heritage Garden and Rhododendron Memorial Park were all planned and developed by this group of dedicated gardeners both past and present. Communities in Bloom is currently working on phase two of the Rhododendron Memorial Park, which will see the cleaning up of the Cowichan Avenue end of the property, as well as the planting of several new donated rhododendrons and the installation of a walking bridge that will join the

CORRECTION: In the Nov.23 issue a story regarding the Christmas Hampers stated that the hamperrs will be assembled Dec.14 at the Town Hall when in fact it should have said they are being assembled at the Centennial Hall. The deadline to submit gifts and food the Community Services for the Christmas Hamper is Friday, Dec.2.

two ends of the park Once completed, our town’s trail network will once again be greatly enhanced. One will be able to walk the Ted Burn’s Trail, which begins behind the Bell Tower School and winds through the woods and along the edge of the lake and then cross Point Ideal Road into Rhododendron Park. Here you will experience many rhodo species at different stages of maturity and then cross the wetlands and end up at Cowichan Ave. near Hans Butcher Shop. The next meeting of Lake Cowichan Communities in Bloom will take place in the Country Grocer meeting room at 12 p.m. on Jan. 26, 2012. New members and visitors are always welcome to attend so why not come on out to see if this valuable community organization is one you would like to join. -Bob Day

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Lakeside Players shine in latest Christmas production Hundreds of theater goers crowded into Centennial Hall for The Best Pageant Ever Dorian Geiger Gazette editor Right: The Best Pageant Ever delivers an abundance of laughter, especially in the form of the hospitalized Mrs. Armstrong, who is a gossipy church-goer that spends most of her time in the play on the phone. Bottom right: the entire cast of The Best Christmas Pageant Ever belts out one of their numerous colourful ballads. Bottom left: Joelle Kato-Jones, who plays the role of Elmer was all grins during performances of The Best Pageant Ever last week.

The Kaatza Lakeside Players holiday production, The Best Pageant Ever, enjoyed a successful week under the lights during its showings Nov. 23-27 at Centennial Hall. The roughly 30-member cast skillfully sang, danced and pranced around

stage, reminding Lake Cowichan of the thrill only live theatre can produce. With the cast ranging in age from ve-years old to 45-years old, the diversity of age made for an interesting on-stage chemistry that produced a myriad of laughs from the audience. The Best Pageant Ever’s director, local theatre enthusiast, Dena McPhee commended the audience, as well as her cast and crew for exceling throughout the week and the play’s grueling performance schedule. “The turnouts have been great and really supportive. The kids love it and guarantee an audience. There were so many family members there,” said McPhee. McPhee was pleased to wrap the hectic week of performances up but was sad it came to end so quickly. She said working with children is a passion of hers but sometimes it can be difcult to maintain control over such a largely child cast. “Working with children is sometimes exhausting but I work them hard,” she joked. “Theatre is a very disciplined art form. I love to teach. The biggest challenge for me was to keep their energy up.” The production’s main character, Grace Bradley is a nicky mother played by Duncan actress, Jessica Kato-Koch. The California native and former child model, Kato-Koch shines in The Best Pageant Ever — in singing and acting. Kato-Koch has been in Canada since 2003 and her two daughters, Sarah and Joelle also performed in The Best Pageant Ever. She described her characters as an “average vanilla suburban mom

and a kind of stay a home character.” “She likes routines and she doesn’t like curveballs thrown at her against her will,” Kato Koch added. Kato-Koch’s charac ter, Grace is placed in charge of directing her church’s own Christ mas pageant after a key church member and the pageant’s usual director winds up in a wheelchair Grace is a nervous wreck throughout the play and numerous hiccups ensue in her quest to success fully become a director. Grace’s theatre woes are mainly complicated by an outcast family o brothers and sisters, the Herdmans’, who force fully join the ranks o the pageant and decide they want to play impor tant biblical roles. Kato-Koch, too, has been pleased with Lake Cowichan’s reaction to the production. “It was quite surpris ing to me to how people reacted. I’m especially shocked how people are reacting to that musica piece.” The Herdmans devious nature and meager understanding o Christianity, allows for the play to be injected with a decent dose o irony. However, the play’s spiritual tones weren’t forced, allowing for a wide audience to enjoy the production. It was Kato-Koch’s second play with McPhee and the 28-year-old was adamant never gets old — it’s what drives her existence. “I kind of see it as outlet. Everyday life can be quite stressful. You kind of get to pretend you’re somebody else and get to step into this alternate life. It actually helps me to be a new rounded,” Kato-Koch added.

Above: the ominous-looking Herdman crew plot and scheme their revenge of Bethlehem and how they might reenact the birth of Jesus in The Best Pageant Ever.


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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.

8690 North Shore Rd.

18 King George

• Waterfront + 2 Homes • All fenced • Boat ramp A great place to call home! 276 South Shore Rd.

$235,000

$479,000

$199,000

122 South Shore Rd.

$105,000

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Lakeview lot w/ boat slip & beach access.

$108,750

100 Elk Road

$655,000

77 Nelson Rd.

$339,900

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27 Stevens Crescent

$169,000

10484 Youbou Road

228 Grants Lake Road

renovated 2 bedroom cabin on the river

$209,000 $550,000

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$265,000

109 Southshore Rd.

$175,000

10555 Cypress Rd.

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175 South Shore Road

Waterfront Acreage + Home + Dock! Bring an offer! Motivated! Greendale Rd.

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

$2,500,000

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

$178,000

266 Hillside Road

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$279,000

67 South Shore Rd. COMMERCIAL

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96 Johel Rd.

SOLD 264 Castley Heights

$399,000

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

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10176 Youbou Rd.

$224,000 $829,000

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

$150,000

172 South Shore Rd.

100 Elk

$135,000

$399,900

216 River Rd.

34 Pine

$419,000 9600 Creekside Road

9590 Creekside Road

$795,000 $795 000

$675,000 $189,900

SOLD 10172 Youbou Rd.

.47 acre commercial lot. Sewer and water

$179,000 $697,000

$399,000

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Cabin in the woods 290’ river frontage 4.18 private acres Back to nature retreat Peaceful, private setting Riverfront lover’s dream

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

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

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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 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

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

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$2,800,000

10684 Lake Blvd. The perfect summer get-away on a quiet, little, safe, road in Youbou. Sandy beach and magnificent views.

$399,900

8150 Sa-Seen-Os Rd.

• For sale/lease • Commercial Residential opportunity 33 Lakeview

$379,000

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

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174 Elk Road

2 bedroom apartment

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

$800,000

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 access. There is also a gazebo that could be turned into something, $288,000 N also right EDUCTIO R on the water.

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Lake Cowichan man found with $2.6 million posts $100,000 bail ing the proceeds of crime appeared in posted a $100,000 bail as a condition for release. Melchior was apprehended by a police craft near Sidney on his speedboat after ditching a suitcase with $2.6 million U.S. inside it last spring. The police still have not determined the source of the money but are avidly pursuing a laundering investigation against Melchior. The RCMP managed to retrieve the suitcase before it sunk. The area where Melchior was caught was also a known and popular smuggling route that RCMP were well aware of.

Next set appearance in court for laundering case is Feb.13, 2012 Dorian Geiger Gazette editor Jeffrey Melchior, the Lake Cowichan man who was charged with possession of property obtained by crime and launder-

After posting bail he appeared in court on Nov. 28 to arrange the terms of of his release. Such conditions include turning over his passport and pleasure craft operator’s license with the RCMP and not eeing beyond British Columbia’s provincial boundaries without notifying the authorities. The only sea vessel Melchior is allowed to be on is one operated by B.C. Ferries. Melchior now prepares for his next court appearance in the province’s capital city on Feb. 13.

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COPD Day left in the dust in face of Movember Dorian Geiger Gazette editor For many, November is the month of the moustache. Despite the abundance of good Movember does for prostate cancer awareness, it overshadows another important health awareness day during the winter month. This lesser known date is on Nov. 16 and is known as Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease Day. COPD is chronic bronchitis and/or emphysema and may incorporate elements of asthma and is the third and fourth

leading causes of death in the United States and Canada, respectively. It blocks airways, obstructs bronchial tubes and inames the lungs, often causing a severe shortness of breath and chronic cough. Lake Cowichan resident Chris Wigley is hoping that more Canadians would pay more attention to COPD Day that was on Nov. 16. Wigley was diagnosed with COPD several years ago. He thinks he likely contracted the disease through his employment as a plant engineer in his younger years.

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“There’s a stigma attached to it,” he said. That stigma happens to be that COPD is strictly a smoker’s disease. Not true — the disease, although agitated by smoking, is often caused genetically. “An awful lot of people say it’s a smoker’s disease, and there was no realization until about ve years ago that there’s a huge genetic component to it,” Wigley added. Wigley, 70, needs an oxygen hose to help him breathe due to his condition. He thinks there needs to be more aware-

ness for COPD due to the subtle nature of the disease and that it often

Chris Wigley poses with his portable oxygen tank.

that won’t go away. For Wigley, exercise, tness, and a healthy lifestyle are the keys to battling this debilitating disease. “The worst thing to do when you have COPD is sit on your butt with your oxygen hose and watch TV. It’s a downward spiral. These people do less and they’re less active and their muscles deteriorate.” According to COPDCanada.com, COPD affects more than 750,000 diagnosed Canadians. However, a recent survey carried out by the Canadian Lung Association places that

statistic at 1.5 million people. COPD is a progressive lung disease that affects more than 750,000 “diagnosed” Canadians. However; a recent survey conducted by the Canadian Lung Association warned that as many as 1.6 Canadians have not been diagnosed and are unaware they have the disease. Unfortunately there is no cure for COPD, although lifestyle alterations, oxygen tanks and medication have proven effective in improving the severity of COPD symptoms.

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New library on the horizon for Lake Cowichan readers New library design showcased at town council meeting Dorian Geiger Gazette editor At town council’s regular meeting on Nov. 22, a new library in Lake Cowichan was the focal point of discussion. Town council hosted a group of architects from a Victoria-based rm in charge of designing Lake Cowichan’s new library. The rm, Chow Low Hammond, was invited by council to present the blueprints and layout of the new structure and its location at 63 Renfrew Avenue. In the very early stages of its development, mayor Ross Forrest expects that if everything goes to plan, the new library could be erected by late 2012 or early 2013. The project design will cost an estimated $1,000,000. Lasting upwards of thirty minutes, Chow Low Hammond’s architect, Paul Hammond detailed the basic outline of the new facility in the presentation. Hammond stressed that the facility will be green and environmentally sustainable. An abundance of glass will help heat the space in the afternoon, keep electric light usage to a low and allow for visibility from far away. Hammond also emphasized that the design is meant to “characterize the community of Lake Cowichan.” With

this statement, Hammond explained that his design team has incorporated three important elements of Lake Cowichan’s cultural landscape into the new library’s design. The rm took into account Lake Cowichan’s First Nations, Japanese and logging cultures. They plan to use local timber and are intertwining First Nations and Japanese cultural elements into the building's structural design. Forrest and his councilors were overly impressed with the design, especially the cultural aspects and its environmental sustainability. Following Hammond’s presentation, Forest responded with, “This design certainly ts in with this council’s initiatives in terms of environmental design. It looks good,” he said. Excitement amongst the council was palpable. They had clearly been wowed by Hammond’s presentation. “I can’t really wait to begin,” said Forrest. “I really liked the way they incorporated the forest industry. It’s really tting.” Forrest noted that the Town of Lake Cowichan donated the land and Vancouver Island Regional Library will front the pricey bill with assistance from CVRD taxpayers. Hammond also indicated that local contractors will have an opportunity to bid on the project, as well. The current library in Lake Cowichan is housed in the Island Savings Credit Union building and making the transition to Renfrew Ave. is going to be a big but positive change.

Top: Victoria architect, Paul Hammond and his firm, Chow Low Hammond are the designers of the library town council and Vancouver Island Regional Library. Here Hammond introduces the graphic version of his new design. Center: an up close look at the new library which is set to be located on Renfrew Avenue. Bottom: councilors’ Bob Day (left), Frank Hornbrook (second from left), town administrator Joe Fernandez (third from left), mayor Ross Forrest (center) and Tim McGonigle listen carefully to Hammond’s proposed structural design of a potential new library coming to Lake Cowichan. Photos: Dorian Geiger

Palsson Elementary School hosts PALS: Parents as Literacy supporters On Thursday, Nov.24 Palsson was a buzz with new words when parents were invited to join their children in learning the alphabet. Super heros was the theme.

Top left: Jackson Krook and mom, Michelle Scullion. Bottom left: Mr. Platt (standing wearing shirt and tie) leads activities with the well attended program. Top right: Kiely and Kaarlo Toivonen and Hannah and Laura Torrie. Bottom right: Kendra Walker (masked) and Tanya and Sydney Johnson Photos: Dennis Skalicky


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Atom Lakers find the silver lining in home tournament Left: Madison Vaughn dangles her sportsmanship medal for her Lakers teammates to check out on Nov. 26 at Cowichan Lake Sports Arena. Bottom right: Connie Croteau puts on her fundraising face as the hockey mom helped sell raffle tickets for goodie baskets. Bottom left: Atom Lakers’ head coach, David Janzen strolls into the dressing room, pucks and drawing board in hand following a 4-4 tie with Sooke. Bottom: Anthony Atchison keeps watch over dozens of pairs of blades in Cowichan Lake Arena’s skate sharpening shop. Photos: Dorian Geiger

Dorian Geiger Gazette editor It was a nail-biting weekend for the atom Lakers hockey team, as they hosted their own tournament at Cowichan Lake Sports Arena Nov. 25-27. The Lakers emerged with a second place nish after falling 6-4 to the Peninsula Eagles. It was sweet revenge for the Eagles, as they fell to the Lakers by a similarly narrow score of 6-5 on Nov. 25, the tournament’s opening day. The atom Lakers’ offensive lines appeared to ring on all cylinders throughout the weekend and the rst game versus the Eagles was no exception. Quinn Major, Aaron Croteau and Kevin Stewart all collected

goals for the Lakers in the slim victory. Joey Janzen, Croteau, Silas Mearns, Madison Vaughn, Noah Murdoch, Major and Ethan Brown also all scooped up helpers on the Friday contest. Croteau had an especially productive weekend, scoring a thrilling tying goal with seconds left in the third period during the Lakers second game of the weekend against the Sooke Thunderbirds. Unfortunately, the game did not go to overtime, otherwise it would have been an electric affair. Max Baird, Croteau, Mearns were among the goal-scorers of that game. Early on Nov. 27, the Lakers swept past the Courtney Panthers in convincing fashion, before making it to the nal to clash once more with their nemesis, the Eagles. Lakers head coach, David Janzen was

overly impressed by the sportsmanship and skill his squad exhibited this weekend. “We worked hard this weekend and played really well as a team. We were short players and the kids played very well in their positions and took lots of shots on the goalie. That’s our key: we try to shoot lots,” said Janzen. He was especially pleased with Croteau’s last-minute mesh-rippler. “We were counting the clock down and pulled the goalie and we got fortunate and put lots of pressure on the net and scored a goal,” he said. For Janzen, Vaughn was one of the wowfactors on the weekend. Vaughn managed to take home a tournament medal for sportsmanship as well during the Lake Cowichan tournament.

“She’s playing really well this year. She’s starting to come into her own now,” added Janzen.

Pee Wee Lakers topple Cowichan Valley 2 in big win with shut-out Tied for first : Local team shows up ready to play! On Nov. 26 the pee wee Lakers played against the division leaders Cowichan Valley 2 at Island Savings Center. The Lakers showed up ready to play. Coaches Lonne Fergusson and Mark Rowbottom kept the line changes happening

and gave small bits of inspiration and guidance to the team throughout the game. This leadership of the Lakers helped with this 11-0 win. All the Lakers squad passed and performed their practiced plays and more often than not saw success in their team play. Tape to tape passes moved the puck quickly up the ice and helped set up for a ood of goals. Lakers goalie Dylan Svendsen recorded a shut out for his efforts but his defencemen

like Nolan Fathergill, and Luke Weirsma helped turn back the Cowichan squad several times and created a Lakers offensive rush. The Lakers’ forwards played like a team and efforts from Amber Clayton winning puck battles on the boards helped create a three goal shift with line mates Nelson Wager and Devon Johel. Tanner Cummings with his never stop attitude forced the play , and put Cowichan Valley on their heels and they never really got a chance to push forward.

This win puts the Lakers in a tie for rst place but I’m certain that waves of chatter at the rink after this game will be all wondering what is up next for this powerful team. Lakers play at home again on Dec. 3 at 8 a.m. versus other hometown Pee Wee Lakers. Go teams! -Greg Clayton Pee Wee Lakers’ Head coach


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Top left: Local curlers, Thor Repstock (left), Ryan Rai (middle) and Linda Blatchford (right) were excited to hit the ice last week for a rocking good time. Repstock and Blatchford are a major force in recruiting youth curlers in Lake Cowichan. Ross’ in-turn is a force to be reckoned with. Top right: Dennis Ross was full of grins at the curling rink after just hurling a rock down the ice at full speed. Bottom right: getting some skip action in, Lisa Hilchie is nearly jumping up and down, captivated by the suspense of an oncoming rock as she gauges her sweepers. The two rocks pictured ended up going to a measurement. Photos Dorian Geiger

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Curling rocks! Curling is well underway at Cowichan Rocks Curling facility but curlers are still needed and would be very welcome to join anytime. Cowichan Rocks Curling Club members along with Cowichan Lake Recreation staff areworking together to recruit new curlers, grow curling in our community by generating interest in the younger age groups and bring back curlers from the past. There is still room on Monday night which has been set aside for two-on-two curling and on Tuesday night which is a mixed fun league. Wednesday night open league has room for more spares. Watch in our upcoming Winter 2012 Playbook for Jr. and Teen curling opportunities as well as drop in family Friday night curling and a new curling & lunch league on Monday mornings, in the new year. If you would like to join us please give the arena a call at 250-749-6742. Cowichan Rocks Curling Club and Cowichan Lake Recreation staff are excited to be hosting the Curl BC Zone 6 Juvenile Playdowns January 6-8 and the Mixed Coastal Playdowns February 25-26. On top of that we have our own Annual Men’s

Curling Bonspiel January 19. Men are welcome and encouraged to sign up for this popular event. Teams of four entry fee is $220 and includes a great weekend of curling, Saturday night dinner, entertainment and prizes. On Feb. 4 Cowichan Rocks Curling Club hosts a one-day ladies fundraiser games and curling event. This popular event lls up fast so if you are interested in having a really fun day for a really good cause Please give Trisha Mayea a call at 250-749-4140 and come on out! -Linda Blatchford

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Senior girl’s volleyball player Shelby Wilcox dubbed tournament all-star Dorian Geiger Gazette editor The Lake Cowichan Secondary School senior girl’s Lakers volleyball team nearly put their stamp on a bronze medal at Cedar Secondary School recent island tournament. In the end, the Lakers pulled away with a fourthplace tournament nish. The Lakers were looking solid in the early stages of the tournament but weren’t able to fend of the other island teams when the tournament’s playoffs commenced. The Lakers managed to progress to the tourna-

ment’s semi-nal to meet the tournament’s hosts, Cedar Secondary. Cedar remained dominant over the Lake Cowichan girls, cleaning up over two sets by scores of 25-9 and 25-13. This left the Lakers facing Campbell River Christian with a bronze medal on the line later in the afternoon. Although more playoff intensity seemed to be present on the Lakers bench in time for the bronze contest, the senior girl’s volleyball unit just couldn’t capitalize in their nal game. The Lakers failed to slip past Campbell River, dropping two consecutive sets 14-25 and 16-25. Cedar progressed on to topple Duncan Christian School over three sets by scores of 24-26, 25-12, 15-8. On the bright side of things, Lakers’ Shelby Wilcox was named one of the tournament’s allstars. - with les from Cowichan News Leader


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Passed away October 28, 2011. Come and join us for a Celebration of Life, held at the Lake Cowichan Centennial Hall on December 10, 2011 at 1-4 pm.

In loving memory

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DEATHS DOIDGE, Hazel 1919- 2011

On November 22nd at Nana’s House in her 92nd year with family by her side. Born in Melfort Saskatchewan on April 18, 1919 – she was the youngest of 5 siblings. Mom believed in civic service and was active with the Lake Cowichan O.O.R.P. and the Lake Cowichan Hospital Auxiliary. She was predeceased by her ďŹ rst husband Roy Linn, her second husband Bill Doidge and is survived by her children Donna (Bob) Simpson and Doug (Pat) Linn. Three grandchildren Rory (Bear), Rusk, Brad Rusk, Lisa Giles, four great grandchildren Britt Giles, Bryan Rusk, Cheyenne Rusk and Teresa Melchoir, 2 Great Great grandchildren Teegan Albertson and Grace Rusk. She will be missed. Special thanks to Sandy, Keith, Kerstin of Nana’s House for all their love and care during her stay there, Dr. Kerswell, Dr. Terlein and their staff. A private graveside service was held Thursday November 24, 2011 at Cedar Valley Memorial Gardens and a memorial service will be held at a later date. Online condolences may be offered at www.hwwallacecbc.com

H.W. Wallace 251 Jubilee St. 250-701-0001

MATSON, Ragna April 30 , 1914 - November 24 , 2011

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It is with great great sadness sadness that that we we the peaceful peaceful passing passing of of announce the mother at at Cairnsmore Cairnsmore our loving mother Duncan, BC. BC. Place, Duncan, Ragna was was born born in in Ordale, Ordale, Saskatchewan, the the daughter daughter of of Nils Nils Saskatchewan, Sanrud. Predeceased Predeceased and Margit Sanrud. husband Ellis, Ellis, brother brother Adolf Adolf by her husband Sanrud and son-in-law son-in-law Michael Michael missed by by her her sisterssistersLangtry. Ragna will be greatly missed Matson, her her son son Lloyd Lloyd in-law Sigrid Sanrud and Amy Matson, Langtry, Betty Betty Matson, Matson, (Arlene), daughters Evelyn Langtry, grandchildren, Lonnie, Lonnie, and Bernice (Jim) Jubenville, 7 grandchildren, Jeffrey and and Jackie, Jackie, 12 12 Garry, Gordon, Karen, Jason, Jeffrey great grandchildren grandchildren and and great grandchildren 2 great great nephews. numerous nieces and nephews. married in in 1935 1935 and and raised raised Ragna and Ellis were married their family in Saskatchewan and and Lake Lake Cowichan. Cowichan. of the the Lake Lake Cowichan Cowichan Ragna was an active member of 60 years. years. Pentecostal Church for over 60 lady with with aa heart heart of of love love Mom was a very gracious lady and joy and will be greatly missed missed by by her her family family and and friends. service was held to to celebrate Mom`s A memorial Service will be held celebrate life on Monday, November 28th at 28th 2p.m. Sands Mom`s life on Monday, November atat 2p.m. at FuneralFuneral Chapel,Chapel, 187 Trunk Duncan. Sands 187Rd, Trunk Rd, Duncan. wonderful staff staff at at Cairnsmore Cairnsmore Special thanks to the wonderful home for for our our mom mom for for Place who made a comfortable home owers aa donation donation may may be be the past 3 years. In lieu of flowers choice. made to a charity of your choice. may be be offered offered at: at: Online condolences may www.sandsfuneral.com www.sandsfuneral.com

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Cowichan Lake Service Directory Does British Columbia measure up with recycling? NC)—The environment ranks high on the priority list of British Columbians. But does this commitment to go green extend to recycling? Turns out, it does. British Columbians are on the cutting edge of recycling. Every time they recycle products like used electronics, beverage containers, beer bottles or oil, they are taking part in one of B.C.'s many industry-managed recycling programs. In 1971, B.C. became the first jurisdiction in North America to establish a mandatory deposit-refund system for soft drink and beer containers. In the following 40 years, the province introduced many other innovative recycling programs and earned a reputation as a recycling pioneer. These widely-supported programs have since put B.C. in a leadership position throughout Canada and across North America. Today, many British Columbians do not realize how extensive their recycling programs are, or that these programs are managed and operated by industry. In fact, B.C. has 12 industry-managed recycling programs in operation, ranging from beverage containers to tires, electronics, batteries, paint, gasoline and other flammables, and oil.

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