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Gazette The Lake Cowichan

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National Forest Week: Cowichan Lake area’s rich forestry past and future See Pages 17 - 20

Local politicians raising interesting issues at this week’s convention in Vancouver See Page 3

Too many straws break the Kaatza Child Care Centre’s back Tyler Clarke Gazette editor The Kaatza Child Care and Early Learning Centre has been forced to call it quits, after 37 years of operating in Lake Cowichan. “It’s just low enrollment. We don’t have the children to necessitate the program,” the centre’s head supervisor Wendy Fetchko said. To remain open, the centre would have to incur a $4,000 per month loss. Currently, only 14 children are enrolled at the centre full and part-time; five to six children short of breaking even. One of the potential straws that broke the centre’s back has been a recent announcement that eligibility for child care subsidies will change, with those eligible for a subsidy being bumped down to households earning $21,480 or less per year, from the current $33,000. “That’s a huge part of it,” Kaatza board chair

Jennifer Pelton said, of reasons for the centre’s closure. “The change in funding subsidies, cutbacks in grants for non-profits, declined enrolment – which is the effect of economic conditions – and the introduction of full-day Kindergarten.” “We lost seven children to full day Kindergarten,” Fetchko said. Providing parents with one month’s notice, the centre is officially closing its doors for the final time, October 14. After having worked at the Kaatza Child Care Centre for 17 years, Fetchko plans on staying in Lake Cowichan, but finding employment in Duncan. Another employee is starting up a two-kid child care service in their home. As for the centre’s other employees, who have worked there for up to 25 years, the closure means unemployment. So far, two employees have been laid off, with

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Lake Cowichan librarian Diana Hutton reads a rabbit-filled pirate story to children during the library’s first Story Time session of the season, Thursday, September 22. Hutton came dressed as a pirate, in celebration of Dress Like a Pirate Week. The story times will continue every second Thursday until the end of the year, beginning at 9:30 a.m. Next up for the library will be a Customer Appreciation Day, Thursday, September 29, in celebration of the Vancouver Island Regional Library’s 75th anniversary. There will be refreshments, trivia quizzes, and prizes for those in attendance.

the final four full-time layoffs to take place October 14. As for the 14 kids currently enrolled, Fetchko said that many of their parents have found alternative child care services in town, thanks to a couple of centres opening up in town. “It’s a huge loss to the town,” Fetchko said, of the closure.

Centre closing down in October, it will take more than an increase in enrollment for it to re-open. The centre must sell off its assets to cover losses, so to start up again, Fetchko said, “They’d have to start from scratch.” Looking back, Fetchko said that it’s been thanks to the community that the centre has been able to

“What the parents have lost is a choice.” The choice has been with parents having early learning childhood educators look after and teach their children during the day. It’s been not just a form of baby-sitting during the day, but of early learning as well. With the Kaatza Child Care and Early Learning

stay open for as long as it has been. “It’s been touching, how the community has rallied with all of our struggles,” she said. Unfortunately, it would have been nearly impossible for any amount of rallying to offset the deficit suffered as a result of the recent enrollment slump. – With notes by Krista Siefken

Tour de Rock cancer fund-raiser rolling into Lake Cowichan on Tuesday The group will make a lunch stop at Lake Cowichan Secondary School, during which time they’ll make speeches and drum up excitement. “It’s very important work, and we’re willing to spend time to show our support,”

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Nitinat man found guilty of Duncan theft Five-year-old boy dies a month after fall For theft under $5,000 and a breach of undertaking, Nitinat man Joshua J. Edgar was found guilty, during a Tuesday, September 20, appearance at the Duncan Law Courts. The charges stem from an August 27 theft in Duncan, during which time Edgar was intoxicated, therefore breaking a prior court condition. Edgar received a conditional discharge of 18 months, in addition to 18 months’ probation. Other local cases: • About six months later than he should have made a court appearance, Kurt Clive Nelson (born 1981) finally appeared at the Duncan Law Courts to face charges for driving in Lake Cowichan while prohibited. Scheduled to make his first appearance at the Duncan Law Courts, March 29, he instead had a bench warrant issued for him. Finally appearing in court, Monday, September 19, he received a judicial interim release until his new first appearance date

Files from the Duncan Law Courts of Tuesday, October 18. The charge stems from an alleged incident of driving while prohibited, December 17, 2010. • Facing drunk driving charges, Mark Dallas Stinson (born 1989) made his first appearance at the Duncan Law Courts, Tuesday, September 20. The specific charges stem from an alleged July 16 drunk driving incident in Youbou. In legal terms, the charges include caring for or controlling a vehicle or vessel while impaired, and caring for or controlling a vehicle with a blood alcohol level of over .08. • The case against Tracy Jean Crosby (Born 1993) appeared at the Duncan Law Courts for the first time, Tuesday, September 20. Crosby faces the following charges: Assault causing bodily harm,

The five-year-old boy who fell of a bridge at Gordon Bay Provincial Park this summer died in hospital as a result of his injuries, Lake Cowichan RCMP confirmed on Monday. Foul play is not suspected, and the BC Coroners Service now has control of the case. The incident took place at about 6 p.m., Wednesday, August 17,

assault with a weapon, and uttering threats to cause death or bodily harm. All three charges are related to an alleged July 1 incident in Lake Cowichan. Crosby is expected to make a plea during her next court appearance, Tuesday, October 18. • For allegedly driving while drunk, Kenneth Joseph Witzaney (born 1950) is set to face trial at the Duncan Law Courts, Thursday, October 27. Witzaney appeared at the Duncan Law Courts Tuesday, September 20, for a trial confirmation hearing. The specific charges stem from an alleged August 5, 2010, incident in Lake Cowichan, and include caring for or controlling a vehicle or vessel while impaired, and caring for or controlling a vehicle or vessel with a blood alcohol level of over .08. Much of the information in this article is according to the Ministry of the Attorney General’s website.

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at Gordon Bay Provincial Park, when the boy fell approximately 10 feet over the side of a bridge, sustaining severe injuries to the back of his head. After being stabalized, the boy was flown by air ambulance to hospital in Vancouver, accompanied by his mother. The Vancouver Police Department’s Special Investigation Section

interviewed the mother at the hospital, as requested by the RCMP. The boy was reportedly walking with his father and three-year-old sister at the time of the incident. The boy died in hospital Monday, September 19. The family was visiting the area, and live in Metchosin, near Victoria. – Lake Cowichan RCMP

Camper shot twice, allegedly mistaken for bear with birdshot. At about 5 a.m., one of the men became spooked by what he thought was a bear outside his tent. “One of the males discharged his firearm in the direction he thought the bear to be,” Lake Cowichan RCMP Sgt. Dave Voller said. The numerous shots were through the tent. The firearm was presumably filled with the same birdshot used to shoot clay pigeons. “The river is filling up quickly with salmon, so

Tyler Clarke Gazette editor Scared of what goes bump in the night, a camper allegedly grabbed a gun and shot his friend twice – once in the arm and once in the face, last weekend. The incident took place Saturday, September 24, during a camping trip along the Nitinat River. Two 22-year-old men were camping, and had a licensed firearm they’d intended to make use of shooting clay pigeons

there’s no lack of bears at this time.” The man drove his friend to the Youbou area, where he was then picked up by an ambulance, and brought to the Cowichan District Hospital, and then the Royal Jubilee Hospital in Victoria. He’s currently in intensive care, in stable non life-threatening condition. Both of the men are from out of town. The bear has yet to be found.

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THE LAKE COWICHAN GAZETTE

Local politicians spending the week in Vancouver

Many locally-relevant issues are to be addressed during this year’s Union of BC Municipalities Convention Tyler Clarke Gazette editor The Cowichan Lake area is without politicians this week. An exodus of politicians from throughout the province is taking place, with all of them convening at the political mecca of the Union of BC Municipalities (UBCM) convention in Vancouver, September 26 to 30. "UBCM is always beneficial to us. It's good to get a broader scope," Town of Lake Cowichan mayor Ross Forrest said. "Most municipalities have similar problems, and good things, too." It's not a vacation at the UBCM, Forrest said, with all elected officials adhering to a strict schedule throughout the week. "It starts at 7 a.m. and it goes until 10 at night," he said. "It's a busy five days there." The town will be part of two meetings with provincial ministers. "And it's not easy to get a meeting with a minister," Forrest said. One of the meetings is with minister of Education George Abbott, to encourage the speeding up process of building a new elementary school in Lake Cowichan. The school has been long-talked about, with this past year seeing consultation take place to find out what the community would like involved with a new school, from a Neighbourhood of Learning standpoint, wherein various community services can be

UBCM is always beneficial to us... Most municipalities have similar problems, and good things, too. – Town of Lake Cowichan mayor Ross Forrest

tied into the building. A meeting, along with the Cowichan Lake Community Forest Co-operative, has also been scheduled with minister of Forests, Lands, and National Resource Operations Steve Thomson (see Page 17). The co-op's ongoing relationship with the Pacheedaht First Nation will be discussed, as well as their hope to receive a land-based forestry licence, rather than their current volume-based licence. "My thing, in meeting with the minister, is a lack of jobs out here. We've lost so much in this community, forestry-wise," Forrest said. "With what we've lost in the forestry industry, we've lost in students. There's not the money here that we used to have." The town will also be bringing up a proposed UBCM resolution that would allow for varying tax rates, which would enable municipalities to change taxation on land. Properties used for camping, Forrest explained, should be taxed differently than vacant land. Derelict properties could be taxed accordingly, as well. "The hope is to encourage them to do something," he said, of derelict properties. For CVRD Area I (Youbou/Meade Creek) area director Klaus Kuhn, one key item of interest during

this year’s UBCM will be seeing whether or not his watershed stewardship resolution is passed. The resolution would encouraged more legal power and finances from the government to tackle lake and river issues throughout the province. “The system the way it is now is not working,” he said. “We’ve got to do something about it, or the lakes will continue to suffer.” CVRD Area F (Cowichan Lake South/Skutz Falls) area director Ian Morrison will spend the week with a similar focus on lake issues, he said. He also hopes to tackle the issue of backyard burning, through informal meetings. Although there are current bans on backyard burning in the CVRD, he said, “It’s a pretty unfair burden on regular taxpayers, when forestry and industry are exempt.” Another important issue he hopes to address is with regard to the assessment of land. This year saw property taxes for residential homeowners skyrocket in his and Kuhn’s areas due to a reassessment of logged forestry land. There needs to be a fairer means of taxing forestry land. As it stands, when forestry land is not

being used for forestry, the property owner still benefits from the extremely low forestry tax rates. Another issue to be brought up at the UBCM, which all of the Cowichan Lake area’s elected officials have an interest in, is with regard to BC Hydro’s Smart Meters. The new wireless devices are accused of causing health problems as a result of the radiation they emit. There are also privacy conerns. BC Hydro will be making a presentation during the conference; likely to be similar in scope to the ones they’ve presented at both the Town of Lake Cowichan council and at the CVRD board room tables. “I think there will be a lot of concerns,” Kuhn said. “There’s a lot of upset with that, and I don’t know where the truth lies.” “It’s really up to the BC government to come up with an independent inquiry,” he continued. “I think they’re pushing the issue to push the stupid meters that we don’t need, as far as I’m concerned.” “I’m sure with all the heat and chatter there’ll be a lot of heat behind that one,” town councillor Franklin Hornbrook said. “Just like the HST, bring this in with more class and dignity.”

I lima oscar victor echo you Victoria headliners Jack Stephenson and May Brown then take to the stage at this month’s Music in the Lake, Thursday, September 22. Of the more memorable included a love song set within a police detachment. “I lima oscar victor echo you,” Brown sang, using the police officer phonetic alphabet. Next month’s Music in the Lake, Thursday, October 27, will feature Victoria-based group The Klez Galz, who play the celebratory Jewish music of Eastern Europe. November will feature local musician Beverly McKeen, who had been scheduled to play last month’s event, until it was cancelled at last minute. For more on McKeen, visit her website, at www.beverleymckeen.com. Tyler Clarke photo

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OPINION & COMMENT

Daycare’s closure a sign of the times

The closure of the Kaatza Child Care and Early Learning Centre is one of many symptoms of our diseased provincial system. Having its citizens employed isn’t terribly important to the provincial government. How else could one explain the altering of the income threshold for those eligible for child care subsidies, bumping it down from $33,300 to $21,480. The government must know how much child care programs cost parents, and that by bumping the threshold down they’d insure that many single parents will be unable to afford child care, and will therefore have to leave their jobs. Those that have jobs, that is. This area is well set in its path to becoming a retirement community, as well as a community of seasonal residents. These residents bump up housing prices to the point where single family houses are unaffordable to the few of us able to find employment in the area, which is mainly low-paying. Not that owning a single family house is a basic human right or anything, but if someone’s determined that a house is what they want, they’ll move elsewhere to find one. This means goodbye to the coveted young families. Back in the Cowichan Lake area’s forestry heyday, jobs were readily available and houses were affordable. This could happen again, but thus far, the government’s twiddled its thumbs and repeated answered with a “no.” Stand on South Shore Road or the Youbou Highway and watch as truck load after truck load of raw logs are shipped outside of the community. Government regulations could keep the logs here, where they would provide high-paying jobs and help set our community right back on track to where it was headed before the final big mill closed in the area, but the government continues to repeatedly say “no.” A government for the people? It doesn’t seem that way. editor@lakecowichangazette.com

Christy Clark unveils job plan details and targets opment. Clark also announced an additional $24 million to fund mining, water and land permit approvals and reduce the backlog for permits by the By Tom Fletcher end of next year. She said the increased efficiency will not be at the expense of environmental regulations. The commitment to add permit resources responds to one of the criticisms from NDP leader Adrian Dix. “The premier has tried to blame regulations, environmentalists and aboriginal people,”

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VANCOUVER – Premier Christy Clark unveiled the details of her jobs plan at a Vancouver Board of Trade luncheon Thursday, including a target to have eight new mines in operation in B.C. by 2015. The B.C. Jobs Plan also promises an upgrade to the Deltaport shipping facility by 2014, in addition to improvements to the Prince Rupert bulk port announced earlier in the week. Clark committed $50 million to improve the railway link to the port near the Tsawwassen ferry terminal, the first stage of a $200 million Deltaport devel-

Dix said. “They’ve actually taken away people who work on those approvals, and they need to address those issues rather than blaming others.” The entire plan is available at a new government website, www.bcjobsplan.ca Other targets in the plan include: • 10 new non-treaty agreements with aboriginal groups by 2015 • $5 million for border technology and information systems by April 2012 • nine upgrades or expansions to currently operating B.C. mines • Making B.C. one of the top two provinces in job growth and gross domestic product growth by 2015

The Vancouver announcement is the fourth in a weeklong series of campaign-style stops to roll out an employment development plan that Clark is pitching as “the central mission of my job as premier.” Monday she visited Prince Rupert to announce a $90 million expansion of the Ridley Island bulk commodity port, cost shared with the federal government and CN Rail.

Tuesday in Kamloops, Clark set a target of increasing international students in B.C. by 50 per cent, with regional panels to identify the skills required for new workers. Wednesday in Surrey, Clark announced that the B.C. government will add an extra $3 million to its small business venture capital tax credit and set up an expert panel to review business taxes.

The Gazette’s environmental tip of the week If it’s only meant to be used once, why does it last for so long? Certain plastics take hundreds years to decompose, while styrofoam is immortal.

As such, think about packaging while out shopping. Rather than purchasing items packaged for a single use, buy in bulk so there’s less packaging making its way into the landfill.

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Town’s Official Community Plan endorsed by council

Our vision is to create a vibrant, healthy, sustainable community that exists in harmony with the natural environment, enjoys a balanced economy, supports all generations and provides the opportunities to satisfy diverse social needs. – Community Vision from the town’s Official Community Plan

goals with regard to housing, zoning, climate protection, and various other areas of interest. Town chief administrative officer Joseph Fernandez provided mayor and council with further background on the document. Work on the current draft began immediately after the last draft was passed by council, January of 1999. "Work began right after that, but it started in ernest in 2006, when Chris Rolls was made chair," he said. The commission was filled out by Hazel Beech, Rita Dustow, Pat Weaver, and Janeen Bakewell. In February of this year, a new commission was selected; mainly the

same, only Bakewell was replaced by Les Bowd. Beech and Weaver should be credited with the history section of the plan, Fernandez said, as the two history buffs managed to squeeze over a hundred years' worth of history into a precise and short write-up. Councillors Hornbrook and Bob Day should also be noted, he said, as they both sat on the commission as council liaisons at different times; Hornbrook more recently. Although they didn't have votes, they had their own vocal input into decisions. Another notable individual is town planner James van Hemert. "James van Hemert

Town of Lake Cowichan planner James van Hemert goes over one of many maps included within the town’s Official Community Plan, during an Advisory Planning Commission meeting last month. The planner is being credited with helping the Advisory Planning Commission move Tyler Clarke photo the plan along, helping out quite a bit with his professional know-how.

brought all the parts together, and now we have this wonderful document," Fernandez said. While van Hemert also did not have a vote, he provided his professional input, as well as his technical know-how of how a proper Official Community Plan is put together. The planner has recently taken a job in Nanaimo, though the possibility exists that he may still work in town, in some capacity. Prior to van Hemert, Fernandez worked as the town

Pay raise for mayor and council Mayor and council unanimously adopted a bylaw providing themselves with a pay raise of $200 per year for the next three years. The mayor is currently paid $15,200 per year, while each of the councillors is paid $10,000 per year. An additional $200 will be tacked on, effective December 1 of this year, followed by an additional $200 per year

through to 2013. Having received some comments from friends beforehand, councillor Franklin Hornbrook said that he was told, “You guys got stiffed!” “I know how much you councillors do, and I think that a $16 a month raise is a slap in the face,” mayor Ross Forrest said. That said, Forrest added that he accepts the

planner. Perusing the document, mayor and council unanimously thanked the commission and those involved in the plan for creating the document. "They've provided us with a great deal to work with," mayor Ross Forrest said. "It's going to make our job as councillors more simplified in our decisions." "They put their heart and souls into this," councillor Tim McGonigle said. "I'm sure there were some heated discussions." The Advisory Planning

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decision of the ad hoc committee. The $200 per year pay raise was the decision an ad hoc committee made up of Pat Foster, Rod Peters, and Chris Rolls. The committee chose to leave the out-of-town meal allowance as-is, at $50 per day in BC, except Vancouver, and $60 per day in Vancouver or outside of BC. – Tyler Clarke

This Saturday will see the grand opening of Cowichan Lake’s brand new Teen Challenge Camp. “We’re going to have hot dogs, hamburgers, tours of the facility,” representative Andy Peters said. “It’s pretty casual.” The grand opening celebration will begin at 1 p.m., Saturday,

October 1, and will continue until a 4 p.m. ribbon cutting. Celebrations will continue with a 6 p.m. banquet at Duncan’s New Life Church. The Teen Challenge Camp is a faith-based 12-month addictions program for young adults, which started up last year at the previously vacant Sylvan

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Commission will meet in the very near future to discuss the Official Community Plan one last time, before it is taken to a public hearing, Tuesday, October 26, at 6 p.m. at the Municipal Hall before the town’s potential adoption of the plan. The most recent draft of the Official Community Plan is available online, at www.town. lakecowichan.bc.ca. To find the document, scroll over the “News” tab at the top, and then click on “Draft Official Community Plan.”

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Tyler Clarke Gazette editor Town council likes the Official Community Plan’s latest draft. During council’s Tuesday, September 20, regular meeting of council, mayor and council anonymously gave first and second reading to the plan’s bylaw. "Before you is the Town of Lake Cowichan's Official Community Plan, up to 2035," councillor Franklin Hornbrook said, introducing the item to mayor and council. Hornbrook is the town's current liaison with the Advisory Planning Commission, which has been putting together the Official Community Plan for over 10 years; a document that provides the town's elected officials with guidance with regard to to the town's future vision. "There was a phenomenal amount of work on it. A lot of people did a lot of work, and this is the result," Hornbrook said. The document, at over 100 pages, outlines future


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There’s a lot to know about living with chronic pain. Local women Jean MacGregor and Sue Lindstrom – who have chronic pain themselves – would like to help others with similar such afflictions. The two are organizing a six week program titled Chronic Pain Self-Management; a program free to participants. “We guide them through it,” Lindstrom said, of the program. “We’re not counsellors, but we have life experience to help guide them.” Lindstrom has lived with pain for over 18 years, as a result of fibromyalgia; a chronic muscle disease. MacGregor’s pain stems from a combination of arthritis and osteoporosis. As chronic pain sufferers themselves, both program facilitators are well aware of

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the misconceptions and challenges associated with pain and pain management. One misconception is that the pain is imagined. “Because I look so healthy, they don’t see me not being able to walk a long distance,” Lindstrom said. “People tend to judge. They don’t see the being up all night, and the medication it needs to function.” Different illnesses result in different types and levels of pain, with everyone’s experience a unique one. Life is different with chronic pain, which can leave people unable to do things the way they are used to doing them. Living with chronic pain, one must modify one’s plans in life. There are many challenges, which the two hope to address during the Chronic Pain Self Management Program. One of the key ones is setting goals. Goals can vary, but any improvement is a good one, MacGregor said. For her, going up and down her home’s stairs two to three times per day instead of just once was her goal; a goal she’s accomplished. Another person’s goal was drinking more water. For what can become an isolating affliction, it’s important to discuss

Jean MacGregor and Sue Lindstrom, from left, are organizing a Chronic Pain Self-Management Program, which will run October 6 to November 10. Tyler Clarke photo

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chronic pain, and to seek remedies, Lindstrom said. “Self help groups help you meet other people like you, and make you feel not as isolated,” she said. “It’s okay to be unwell. It’s not a crime.” “If we can help other people feel better, we’ve done our job,” MacGregor said. The Chronic Pain Self Management

– Program co-facilitator Sue Lindstrom Program is set to begin Thursday, October 6, and will continue to take place every Thursday from 1 p.m. until 3:30 p.m. until November 10. The program was initially scheduled for later on in the evening, but such a schedule is not comparable with people who have chronic pain, Lindstrom said, as they tend to end their days earlier than most

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The long and exciting life of miner and railway man Micky Mitchell Pages of History

were now Life without started out homes and with a good jobs, like bit of luck most of the for Micky surviving Mitchell, residents of born Februthis small ary 10, 1903, coal-mining in Frank, town. Alberta. No mine, Disaster By Rolli Gunderson no town, no struck the work. town a few And so it was that months later, when a 90 the family moved to the million tons of limestone Vancouver Island coal fell in just 90 seconds mining town of Cumberfrom Turtle Mountain, land, where Micky’s burying part of the town father and later his sons, under tons of boulders and debris. The baby and as they became old enough, worked the coal his family survived. mines. Life went on. His sister, who with Disaster struck again; the rest of their family this time in the Cumbersurvived the ordeal, land mine. On February whisked the baby from the family home to safety. 8, 1923, a gas explosion in the mine killed 33 Others weren’t so men; some merely boys lucky. Of the 600 residents of in their teens. The first of the dead to Frank, 70 died; some in be pulled from the mine the coal mine of Turtle was Micky's younger Mountain, and others in brother, 15-year-old Bill their beds. Mitchell. Bill had filled The Mitchell family, in for someone else of which baby James that night. Micky, who Matthew (later known as Micky) was the youngest, worked the day shift,

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was so affected by his brother’s death that he never again went back to the mine. Many years later, his daughter Eileen Hildebrandt said, of her dad “That was it, after his brother Bill died he never went back again.” By 1924, Mick, now 21, was living and working at Cowichan Lake where he’d found a job “setting chokers” for VL & M, right on the spot where today’s high school stands,” recalled Eileen. A couple of months later, Mick found what would turn out to be steady employment on “the railroad” with his half brother Sam Alexander, who was also an early area resident. During that same year, Mick married local girl Louise Tiderington, who with her father and brother had come to the Lake at about 1913. After the birth of their daughter Eileen, two more children – Peggy (Kammerle) and Bob –

Micky Mitchell showing off his catch in front of his yard on Riverside Drive in Lake Cowichan. Date of picture unknown; guessed as being from the late 1930s. Eileen Mitchell Hildebrandt photo

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issue of the Lake News; Frank Slide Interpretive Centre website. NOTE: According to some reports, a Cumberland mine explosion occurred 6 months prior to the one referred to in this article. Some information sources give the date of the Cumberland mine explosion referred to in this article as February 1923. The BC Government Archives, Vital Stats website gives the date of deaths of the miners as February 8, 1924; the date that was used for this article.

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moon Bay mill. He spent his last years fishing and enjoying life at the couple’s lakeside home near Meade Creek with Louise. Both of them died in the early 1980s, having spent most of their lives at Cowichan Lake. Still today, there are a few descendants of Mick and Louise living in the area. As well, there are still several “old-timers” around who fondly remember Mick. Research information by Eileen Mitchell Hildebrandt; a 1968

were born. Later, they would have many grandchildren – most born in Duncan – and many great-grandchildren. For the rest of Mick’s working life he was employed as a brakeman for the railway. This was before the days of logging trucks, when trains were used to move logs. “Besides logging, he loved fishing and hunting” recalled Eileen recently. After retirement from the railway, Mick worked for a couple years as watchman at the Honey-

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TOWN OF LAKE COWICHAN TOWN OF LAKE COWICHAN PUBLIC NOTICE PUBLIC NOTICE Notice is hereby given pursuant to Section 227 of the Community Charter that Council will give final consideration Notice is hereby pursuant Section 227 of the willNo. give906-2011, final consideration Charter thatofCouncil to Town of Lakegiven Cowichan Tax to Exemption Bylaw (forCommunity Not-for-Profit/Places Worship) Gillespie th to Town of 907-2011 Lake Cowichan TaxLaunch Exemption (for Not-for-Profit/Places of Worship) No. 25 906-2011, , 2011. Gillespie Park Bylaw and Boat BylawBylaw No 908-2011 at the regular meeting of October Park Bylaw 907-2011 and Boat Launch Bylaw No 908-2011 at the regular meeting of October 25th, 2011. The Bylaws propose to exempt from taxation the following properties for the years 2012 to 2014: Name of Organization

Property Description

Cowichan Lake Lions Club

66 x 765.77 road allowance lying to the east of PL 15590 “Beadnell Hatchery” Lot 1, BLK 3, DL 12, PL 31221, except PL R2121 Lot B, DL 12, PL 34057, except PL 38015

Kaatza Historical Society Cowichan Lake District Seniors’ Association Bishop of Victoria Anglican Synod Diocese of BC Trustee Lake Cowichan United Church Pentecostal Assemblies of Canada Lake Cowichan Khalsa Diwan Society Trustees of the Lake Cowichan Congregation of Jehovah’s Witnesses Island Corridor Foundation

Lot A, DL 7, PL VIP 77475 Lot 7 & 8, BLK 9, DL 12, PL 1231 Lot A, DL 12, PL VIP74009 Lot 1, BLK 22, DL12, PL 1231 Lot A & B, DL 48, PL 13114 and Lot 12, DL 48, PL VIP55193 Lot 15, Section 6, Kingdom Hall Church in Trust DD ED62212 04JUN90, PL 8069 That part shown outlined in red on PL attached to DD 27585 containing 3.237 AC more or less. Except Lease GCMK 075-0001 (BCTEL), PID 014-945-134 & 014-945-134

King George Seniors Affordable Housing - 50% exempted

Lot A, DL 12, PL 34057, Except Plan PT of B PL 38015

Proline Properties Limited Inc.

Gillespie Park Lots 2&3, BL 16, DL 12, PL 1231

Catalyst Paper Corporation Catalyst Paper Corporation

Ronnie Gill, Director of Finance 39 South Shore Road, Lake Cowichan

Boat Launch Facilities Lots 2&3, BL 3, S 5, PL 1750 Lot 4, BL 3, S 5, PL 1750 Total Property Taxes Exempted

Brenda Dumont, president of Social Media is Simple, speaks to the benefits of social media for small business, during the Cowichan Lake District Chamber of Commerce’s Wednesday, September 21, general dinner meeting at the Shaker Mill Restaurant. Tyler Clarke photo

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Town Tax Revenue

Other Taxation

Estimated Total (Per Year)

667

1,152

1,819

2,630

3,826

6,456

6,159 1,117 671

7,566 1,867 1,160

13,725 2,984 1,831

3,661 565

5,900 978

9,561 1,543

1,149

1,986

3,135

558

963

1,520

567

790

1,357

3,321

4,630

7,951

609

1,052

1,661

2,355 601

4,031 1,040

6,386 1,641 $61,570

know to go there,” she said. Websites like Facebook provide an excellent opportunity she said, noting a handful of local politicians in attendance at the meeting. “Facebook used to be about kids holdling up a bottle of Jack Daniels in their hand... Now there’s the advent of the Facebook fan page.” The Facebook fan page is a means of providing customers or constituents with whatever up-to-date information the business or politician is interested in providing. “Instead of Google, the first

inclination is to go on the Facebook fan page,” she said. When customers find out a business doesn’t have a Facebook page, she said, “They are thinking that these people are behind the times.” The bottom line behind her presentation is for businesses to create a Facebook page. “The only cost it takes is time,” she said. “Get into it, otherwise you’re going to get lost in the dust.” With the Chamber of Commerce having shut down for the summer, this was the first dinner meeting since May.

The next meeting will take place Wednesday, October 19, at 6 p.m. The location is yet to be determined. BC Hydro representatives are to give a presentation. “The Smart Meters is a hot topic, so BC Hydro’s going to come up and tell us about the Smart Meter issue,” Chamber of Commerce president Jim Humphrey said. The wireless Smart Meters, which will replace traditional hydro meters, have been accused as being a health hazard due to the radiation they purportedly emit.

Theatre group planning learning party Judith Quinlan

Kaatza Lakeside Players

Those interested in the behindthe-scenes work associated with stage performances are encouraged to take part in a behind the scenes party, Wednesday, October 5. When you go to the theatre, you see the actors on stage, and you might also notice that there are people in a booth making the sound and lights happen. But, there are actually many more people involved in a successful theatre production than that. Additional volunteers include those in charge of advertisements, ticket taking, running promotions, setting up and decorating the hall, staffing the bar, putting up posters, and various other tasks that make up a successful stage production. The behind the scenes party will take place at the Kaatza Station Museum, Wednesday, October 5, beginning at 6:30 p.m. During this time, experienced

behind-the-scenes people will be there to describe their jobs and answer questions. There is no better introduction to the magic of theatre than working on an actual production. The Kaatza Lakeside Players are currently working toward their Christmas production of The Best Christmas Pageant Ever. The theatre group is currently celebrating its 25th year of community theatre in Lake Cowichan. In celebrating their 25th year, they took part in an intensive in-house workshop facilitated by Judy Brayden, president of the Cowichan Valley Arts Council. One of the goals they identified is to make it easier for the community to become involved with theatre on many different levels. This inspired the October 5 party, which will serve to provide an opportunity for people get involved in all the interesting and creative work that happens behind the scenes.


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Oct. 3: Looking for or interested in offering Childcare? Cowichan Childcare Resource and Referral Oct. 10: THANKSGIVING! NO GROUP. Oct. 17: Questions about starting solids or dealing with a fussy eater? Nutritionist Christy Thomson Oct. 24: Wondering how your child is doing? Infant Development Consultant Oct. 31: Halloween! Come show off your costumes!

Tasty pies roll out of Honeymoon Bay Left – Honeymoon Bay Community Society volunteer Ann Orman piles up pies for the annual Honeymoon Bay Blackberry Pie Festival, Saturday, September 24, at the Honeymoon Bay Farmer’s Market. Above left – Marian Bates bags up a customer’s pies. Above right – Just when you begin to think they’re out of pies, in comes Dick Tyler Clarke photos Orman with more of the delicious treats.

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Honeymoon Bay’s annual Blackberry Pie Festival was a hit, with 177 pies sold at the Farmer’s Market, Saturday, September 24. Put on by the Honeymoon Bay Community Society, the pie sale only momentarily emptied their freezer. Now, it’s full of turkeys for the community’s annual Christmas Dinner, to take place December 19. Last weekend’s sale of pies will help make the event free to the public.

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There have been numerous activities around the community lately. The larger ones included the 10th Annual Great Lake Walk and the 30th Annual Appollos Slo-Pitch Tournament. We also had the Terry Fox Run, the Car Show at the A&W, Music in the Lake, Movies in the Park, and the Nedfest Music Festival.

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There are still 49 pies for sale, Honeymoon Bay Community Society chair Dick Orman said. They’re being sold through both himself, at 749-3579, and fellow Honeymoon Bay Community Society volunteer Guy Patten, at 749-4700. Also coming up is the November 19-20 craft sale at the Honeymoon Bay Hall, set for 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Patten can also be contacted for more information on the craft sale. – Tyler Clarke

There has been a river clean-up in addition to a cleanup of the lake. AB Greenwell Elementary held a bottle drive fund-raising event. The Blackberry Pie Festival and Salmon & Mushroom Festival are upcoming events. These are just some events off the top of my head. What do they all have in common? Volunteers - these events are organized and managed by volunteers. The editorial in the Gazette recently was bang on in its praise of our volunteers. We have so many who contribute to the strength of our community and don’t get the recognition they deserve.

While I wandered around the finishing line at the Great Lake Walk, it became very apparent to me that the numbers of volunteers, of all of these events, are vital to the well-being of our community. So, if you know one of these volunteers, an occasional pat on the back goes a long way. Last year at the ½ Cutz Ball Tournament, there was a head shaving to raise money for kids with cancer in the Cowichan Valley. All monies raised stayed in the valley to assist families who have a child stricken with cancer. Two young women, Trina Brubaker of Lake Cowichan, and her cousin, Brittany Mayo of Duncan, were inspired by this event and decided they would have their heads shaved this year. They set the goal to fundraise $5,000 for the cause and with their determination and help from family and friends raised over

$11,600 this year. Brittany went first, having her head shaved at the ½ Cutz Tournament and Trina had her head shaved last weekend at the annual Cody Classic Tournament. I want to recognize the character and heart these women have and want to thank everyone involved or who contributed to the cause. The Advisory Planning Commission has done a great job on the Official Community Plan. This document has taken years and countless hours to complete. The dedication and commitment to better our Town through this valuable tool is certainly appreciated. I urge everyone to take the time to read this document to understand the role it will play in deciding our future development. Recently, the Cowichan Water Board provided an opportunity for students to do a

survey to find out how much people actually know about our local water. Thank you to the students who provided the survey, in addition to everyone who participated in the survey. Results will be out soon and your answers will be helpful in identifying areas of weakness which we need to address. We have been very fortunate this past year to have James van Hemert employed one day a week as our Town Planner. We can’t understate how valuable James’ expertise has been especially in helping us complete our Official Community Plan. James is moving on to a new opportunity with a planning company and we wish him nothing but the best. Thank you to all our staff and employees. Also, to our families, thank you in advance, as election season is quickly approaching.


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Roadshow is in Duncan: 5 More Days! TERRY INKLER Canadian Collectors Roadshow Staff Writer

After very successful shows in Kelowna and Salmon Arm, The Roadshow is returning to Duncan. So you had better search through your attics and garages, go through your lock boxes and jewellery, because you may be sitting on a small fortune and not even know it! Roadshow experts are here to examine all your antiques, collectibles, gold and silver.

Local Roadshow Expert Examines Some Gold Jewellery

noticed a substantial increase in the amount of precious metals such as gold and silver coming to the Roadshow, which makes sense considering how high it’s currently trading at. He added, “The Roadshow is great because it puts money in people’s pockets, especially during such hard times. Lots of items that are just sitting around collecting dust in basements and jewellery boxes can be exchanged for money, on the spot!”

At another Roadshow event, a woman, named Mira Kovalchek, walked in with a tin full of hundreds of old coins that During a show near Toronto, a woman were given to her as a young child by her came in with a jewellery box that she grandfather. She nally decided to come had just inherited from her late aunt. “I in to the Roadshow and see what he don’t wear jewellery,” explained Barbara had given her. She was ecstatic to learn Engles, “so it was an easy decision to she had coins dating back to the late come down to the Roadshow to sell it”. She was very excited when she was able 1800’s, some of which were extremely rare. Roadshow consultant Perry Bruce to walk away with a cheque for over $2,100 for jewellery she was never going explains “We had uncovered an 1871 Queen Victoria 50 Cent piece, valued at to wear anyway. over $2,000!! She had a nice assortment of coins that were not rare dates, but Expert Elijah Gold explains, “We have

she was able to sell them for their silver content”. She explains, “I never would have thought that my old tin of coins was worth so much! I can nally afford to renovate my kitchen”. Perry Bruce continued, “Canadian coins prior to 1967, and American coins prior to 1964 are all made with silver, and we have noticed a large increase of customers coming to the Roadshow with coins and cashing them in for their silver value”. Experts at the Roadshow will evaluate and examine your items, FREE OF CHARGE, as well as educate you on them. The Roadshow sees hundreds of people during a one week event, and they have been travelling across Canada to different cities and towns, searching for your forgotten treasures. Trains, dolls, toys, old advertising signs, pocket watches, porcelain and bisque dolls, pretty much everything can be sold at the Roadshow. Any early edition Barbie’s are sought after by the Road-

show collectors, as well as a variety of Dinky Toys and Matchbox cars. Lionel Trains and a variety of tin toys can also fetch a price, especially if they are in their original box or in mint condition. If a collector is looking for one of your collectibles, they can always make an offer to buy it. A man brought in a 1950’s Marx Tin Toy Robot, in fairly good condition, still in its original box. They were able to locate a collector for that specic toy within minutes, and that gentleman went home with over $700 for his Toy Robot and a few other small toys. So whether you have an old toy car, a broken gold chain, or a Barbie sitting in the closet, bring it down to the Roadshow, they will take a look at it for FREE and it could put money in your pocket!

See you at the roadshow!

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Cowichan Lake’s Lakers Bantam League team played their first game of the season, Saturday, September 24, against Oceanside 3. Left – Cale Mackie takes the puck around an Oceanside player and toward the net. Above – The Bantam Lakers’ goalie Justin Fournier makes a save. Right – Matthew Kercher stares down the puck before nabbing it from Oceanside. Tyler Clarke photos

Bantam League team starts the season off on a high note Tyler Clarke Gazette editor Starting the season off in style, the Bantam Lakers won their first game of the season 8-4. The Cowichan Lake area minor hockey team of 13 and 14-year-olds’ home exhibition game win came Saturday, September 24, against Oceanside 3. Despite scoring double what Oceanside managed, the Bantam Lakers’

head coach Calvin Convery recognized that it was the team’s first game of the season, and that they have areas to improve upon. “I want to see less shots, and more passing,” he encouraged the players, during the second period break huddle. After the game, he reiterated the need for defensive play. “Defence,” he told the Gazette. “It’s always defence. Everyone wants to

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score goals.” And score goals they did. Although Oceanside managed to net the game’s first goal, the Lakers rebutted with two back-toback goals. Although the Lakers were on the losing end for a short moment of time in the second period, it wasn’t long-lived. The game’s lead scorer was Cale Mackie, with four, followed by Tyler Hieta with three, and Blake Haslam with one. “It seems like a good bunch of kids,” Convery said, after the game. “I’m looking forward to a

Left – Bantam Lakers player Carter Allan stick handles the puck down-ice. Above – The Bantam Lakers’ head coach Calvin Convery gives players advice between periods.

good season.” Although some players have complained about this year’s ban on body-checking, the overall reaction has

been positive. “It’s more of a European style now,” Convery said. Following their home-game season opening win, the

team was set to play in Kerry Park the following day. This year has one Bantam League team playing in Lake Cowichan, with 16

players. A new all-girls’ team based in Duncan attracted seven local girls in the Bantam League age division this year.

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$149,000

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.

$800,000

Mixed R2 & C3 zoning on some of the best waterfront on Lake Cowichan. Close to 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.

10638 Youbou Rd.

Lot 22 Kestrel Dr.

Honeymoon Bay Marina Gas pump and RV camping Lakeview lot w/ boat A home and a business slip & beach access. on the water.

$490,000

93 South Shore

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

REDUCED

$199,000

122 South Shore Rd.

$389,000

1/7 Share in Motel PLUS 2 WATERFRONT lots Townhouse & boat-slip

1548 Nimpkish Place

77 Nelson Rd.

renovated 2 bedroom cabin on the river

8150 Sa-Seen-Os Rd.

78 GORDON ROAD

waterfront home.

$1,100,000 10351 Youbou Rd.

• This going concern could be a gold mine!

lake view from the kitchen landscaped .52 of an acre

$175,000

A place for you & your family & your boat! 8975 Youbou Road.

$428,000

10555 Cypress Rd.

RIVERFRONT

magical riverfront right in town

$595,000

$227,900 10215 Youbou Road

SOLD

lake view home with 3 bedrooms

$229,000 $695,000

9906 Swordfern

LOT OF HOME, LAND, BEACH

8395 Sa-Seen-Os Rd.

7310 Peri Road

Waterfront Acreage + Home + Dock! Bring an offer! Motivated! Greendale Rd. • 1/2 acre • 300 ft.of Riverfront split by the road • Septic in REDUCED

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266 Hillside Road

three bedroom A-Frame with separate shop

$279,000

$795,000

9600 Creekside Rd. This is a wonderful home with that special west coast feeling. The metal roof & open concept are great. Huge windows let in all the light, big dock and deck and almost two master suites. The garage is well situated at the top of the property to make it easy to store your boat with a shop area down below. This property must be seen to be appreciated.

67 South Shore Rd. COMMERCIAL

RIVERFRONT

10305 Youbou Rd.

• Special 1bdrm cottage • Big yard with lakeview • +2 extra self-contained cottages

• +HST • New build • Pick your colours!

$358,000

96 Cowichan Ave.

174 Elk Road

Magnificent view right down the valley, you will love the floorplan.

$389,000 $135,000

Character home on corner lot. Commercial zoned.Can be purchased with next door house of same price.

10176 Youbou Rd.

10660 Cedar Dr.

$799,900 $79

$239,000

House + guest cottage + Hou casita. A must experience! cas

8908 Palmer Way

Great Lake Views.Old growth fir used extensively, as seen in all the nice wood floors. 3 bedrooms.

$739,000 Like new without the tax! Wonderful layout for a B&B; open concept. Great decks & dock to enjoy all Cowichan Lake has to offer.

$289,000

264 Castley Heights

146 Wavell

RIVERFRONT

$390,000

$273,500

172 South Shore Rd.

100 Elk

$135,000

$399,900

216 River Rd.

34 Pine

$419,000

$199,900

228 Grants Lake Road

270 Kingfisher

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10172 Youbou Rd.

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

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488 Mountain View Rd.

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$410,000 $697,000

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

$469,000

11657 Cowan Rd.

• WATERFRONT • Pub & Restaurant MOTIVATED!

• 1 Bdrm Cabin • 1/4 Acre $110,000 This long narrow 5+ acre parcel is very private. The house is 1500 sq ft w/ a loft area & office & the master bd leads out to a hot tub & huge plastic greenhouse which has power & water & a 20 ft ceiling. There is a 30 x 50 future steel building with a cement floor with commercial power installed. There are many species of clematis as this property was first owned by a botanist & many things are still unidentified.

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Dermod & Dudley’s

$845,000

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$2,800,000

10524 Youbou Rd. This first class Bar & Grill & restaurant with 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 store downstairs is well used.

$550,000

Lot 1 Hudgrove

Not Exactly As Shown

$209,000 $265,000 $524,000 109 Southshore Rd.

$2,500,000

200 Cowichan Ave. East

$339,900

• Executive home • The Properties,Duncan • Suite The ESSO

$695,000

$108,750

• For sale/lease • Commercial/ Residential opportunity Sa-Seen-Os Bay Resort

$655,000

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

WATERFRONT

• New septic • Big views • Waterfront Rancher •Steel roof MOTIVATED!

A great place to call home!

$999,000

SOLD

465 Point Ideal Dr. This amazing property gives you the Wow factor as well as space, privacy, access to the Lake as well as a home to be proud of. 3 bedrooms.

• Waterfront + 2 Homes • All fenced • Boat ramp 10257 South Shore Rd.

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Five generations It’s not often that a family is able to photograph five generations within one frame, but one local family managed this feat earlier this month. Back row from left is Lisa Giles (44) and Donna Simpson (69). Front row, from left, is Hazel Doidge (92), Teegan Albertson (three weeks), and Brittney Giles (22). Submitted photo

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WEDNESDAY, September 28, 2011

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Local delegates meeting with provincial forestry minister Tyler Clarke Gazette editor This year’s National Forest Week theme of ‘Forests for People’ is well in keeping with the Cowichan Lake Community Forest Co-operative’s underlying goal. The goal is a simple one; to keep jobs local. The means to accomplish this goal are much more complex. Currently, the Co-operative logs about 14,000 cubic meters of timber per year; an amount that helps directly employ about 20 people for a month and a half in the forest. This is in addition to a part-time secretary, a bookkeeper, professional forester, and a few others that work through the co-operative’s efforts. In addition, 12 direct jobs are created at local mill Cowichan Lake Timber. Karlite Manufac-

turing Ltd. also benefits, with five full time employees working with the co-operative’s logged material. Starting off with up to 20,000 cubic meters of timber per year, 14,000 is sometimes not enough to break even in a year. “The volume has to be enough to pay the bills and create employment,” Forest Co-operative chair Lorne Scheffer said. As such, for seven years now, the Co-operative has been trying to get a land-based licence instead of their current volume-based licence. In addition to ensuring they’d be able to get more volume, Scheffer said, “It ensures that you can put a road system in, and not take all the volume from one spot.” There are many other benefits as well, such as selective logging and

Forests, Lands, and National Resource Operations minister Steve Thomson, who is meeting with Cowichan Lake area representatives this week. Online photo

other environmentallyfriendly things. Scheffer’s goal is to get as much as 70,000 cubic meters per year. To help make this dream a reality, they’re partnering with long-time friends at the Pacheedhat First Nation, to create a brand new group named the Qaly?it Community Forest Limited Partnership. A small delegation of community forest and political representatives

will meet with the province’s minister of Forests, Lands, and National Resource Operations Steve Thomson, Wednesday, September 28, at the Union of BC Municipalities Conference, to discuss the new group and their want of more cubic meters. Since the new group will take the needs of two communities – one at Cowichan Lake, the other near Port Renfrew with the Pacheedhat First

Nations – more raw logs will be required. Although they’ve been working on this plan for seven years, and have already met with a few forests ministers, Sheffer said, “I’m not a quitter. I feel that we should succeed. I want to see something happen for the community out of this.” “My thing in meeting with the minister is a lack of jobs out here,” Town of Lake Cowichan mayor Ross Forrest said. Forrest is part of the delegation meeting with Thomson. “We’ve lost so much in this community, forest wise.” Forrest’s main frustration is with local mills unable to find the wood they require to operate. “They’re struggling to get wood. It’s a shame because we used to have three big mills out here,” he said.

The lack of wood has trickling down effect on the community. “With what we’ve lost in the forest industry we’ve lost in students,” he said, in that we’re losing young families. “There’s not the money here that we used to have.” Should the minister be fully receptive, Scheffer said that a number of things would have to be clarified. “We have to come up with a logical volume we need that’s practical and reasonable,” he said. Sporting a large stack of letters of support, including many local organizations, dependant businesses, and politicians, as well as a list of respected foresters in the province, will help back them up. On Thursday, they’re meeting with provincial NDP leader Adrian Dix.

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Photos provide an intimate glimpse into local forestry history Tyler Clarke Gazette editor Forestry history is unlikely to become forgotten any time soon, in the Cowichan Lake area. Thousands of pictures and piles of documents are helping paint a very clear picture of the Cowichan Lake area’s long and storied history in the forestry industry. Many of the photographs were taken by well-known photographer Wilmer Gold, and earlier this year were handed over to the Kaatza Station Museum, on long-term loan from the United Steelworkers; formerly the International Woodworkers of America 1-80. With the photographs comes long-time photo steward Al Lundgren, who has been looking over them for over 20 years. The photos are of an amazing quality, he said. “You can zero in on a single face, and say ‘this is a pretty good picture,’ and then you’ll zoom out and see there are 100 people in the picture,” he said. Lundgren’s interest in the pictures came about as a result of an effort to find out more about his father, Henry Lundgren, who moved to the Cowichan Lake area from Alberta in 1947, to work in the forestry industry.

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Although Al didn’t know too much about his father, he said, “I had all his negatives and pictures, and they told me his story.” Henry was a very active community member in Lake Cowichan, serving as the head of United Organizations for a number of years; a group that united all of the area’s service clubs and organizations. He also worked in the forestry industry as a faller for the Hillcrest Lumber Company. Henry’s pictures paint a vibrant picture of the Cowichan Lake area community. “Every weekend there was something going on in town,” Al said. “You had a little town with a small population, but yet they had been able to build a community centre, a skating arena, and all these other things.” At the community’s base was the lumber companies, which employed the vast majority of its residents. A 1962 bus dispute strike freed up many people’s time, so they opted to fill their time by clearing land for Lake Cowichan’s Centennial Hall. When mill workers were out of work for a period of time later on, they opted to continue

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Long-time Cowichan Lake area faller and historian Al Lundgren speaks to the Kaatza Station Museum’s large archive of Wilmer Gazette archives Gold photographs, during their unveiling at Centennial Hall in May of this year.

You can zero in on a single face, and say ‘this is a pretty good picture,’ and then you’ll zoom out and see there are 100 people in the picture. – Kaatza Station Museum volunteer Al Lundgren

work on the hall. “I think it was something like 5,000 to 6,000 volunteer hours that went into that thing, and it was all loggers and mill workers,” Al said. Al began working at Hillcrest in 1962 for a year, later leaving to study commercial art in Vancouver for four years, working in advertisementing. In 1967, finding little job opportunity, he found himself back in the

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forest industry, where he worked as a faller; a profession he’d continue for 34 years for different companies. “It looks like a great job, but if you want to survive the day you have to know your stuff,” he said. “I was able to learn from some highly experienced people. They knew their stuff.” By 1978 he became interested in safety, spending the rest of his

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Rich logging history kept alive at the Kaatza Station Museum Tyler Clarke Gazette editor Two local veterans of the forestry industry, Don Gordon and Wayne Nolan, have committed themselves to preserving the industry’s history at Cowichan Lake. The two can be found every Thursday at the Kaatza Station Museum, volunteering in various capacities; mainly in building and repairing buildings and equipment. Gordon started his forestry career at the Hillcrest Lumber Company in Mesachie Lake. “It was a real sort of family affair. A lot of the fellas who worked there, their fathers worked there,” Gordon said. After the mill shut down, Gordon went on to work in Youbou and Honeymoon Bay, where he’d spend 14 years as part of the Bull Gang; an odd job crew.

He’d later move to the Chemainus mill, following various mills as they closed down. “A lot of guys that worked at Honeymoon Bay were there,” he said, of the Chemainus mill. “They were all good outfits to work with,” he said. Now, along with Nolan, a fellow retired forestry worker, Gordon spends his Thursdays preserving the history he was a part of. “It’s not just history,” Gordon said. “It’s the story of the people that were here.” “I grew up with this equipment, and a lot of this history,” Nolan said, motioning around him, in the museum’s old Mesachie Schoolhouse. “The area has changed drastically,” Gordon said. “Some the better, some the worse. The forestry industry has moved on.” Veterans of the forestry industry Don Gordon and Wayne Nolan, from left, in half of the old Mesachie School,

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Museum to celebrate railway’s 100th anniversary Tyler Clarke Gazette editor

The Kaatza Station Museum’s curator Barbara Simkins always has something to do. Along with museum volunteer Al Lundgren (see Page 19), her biggest project at the moment is working on their massive United Steelworkers 1-1937 (International Woodworkers of America 1-80) archive of photographs and documents. “A lot of them haven’t been seen,” she said, of the interesting photos. The next big thing for the museum will be the 2012

celebration of 100 years since the railway came to Cowichan Lake. In 1913, the fist rail passenger service came to Cowichan Lake, “So, we’re going to celebrate for two full years,” Simkins said. “The reason the railway came here was the forestry,” she said. “It totally opened up. Before 1912 they only took stabs at logging.” During their ‘stabs’ at logging, foresters would float logs down the narrow Cowichan River, with the logs often jamming.

“The least man on the totem pole worked sticking a stick of dynamite and blew it out,” Simkins said, of the log jams. “A lot of people died. Most of the time they lost money.” The opening up of the Cowichan Lake area to logging is what truly started the Cowichan Lake area community, which is built around the industry. The museum’s main building itself is an old railway station, which was phased out of service in 1979, though the rail line stayed in for another 10 years.

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TORRAC OILFIELD Services, Grande Prairie - Specializing in Drilling Fluid Recovery. Seeking motivated individuals for Trackhoe Operator, Grande Prairie & BC area. Applicants must possess: Valid drivers licence; 4-5 years operator experience (2000 hours); drilling fluid recovery equipment experience an asset; work unsupervised in a drilling rig environment; safety tickets (First Aid, H2S, WHMIS & TDG, Confined Space, Ground Disturbance); work 3 week in & 1 week out rotation. Competitive salary & benefit package available. Resume to Leroy, fax: 780-814-7506 or email: l.locke@torrac.ca. WELDERS WANTED. Journeyman 2nd and 3rd year apprentices with tank manufacturing experience. Automated Tank Manufacturing Inc. located in Kitscoty, Alberta. 20 km West of Lloydminster, is looking for 15 individuals that want long term employment and a secure paycheque. Journeyman wages $33-$37.50/hour. Wages for apprentices based on hours and qualifications. Benefits, training programs, full insurance package 100% paid by company, savings plan for retirement, profit sharing bonus, join a winning team. Call for appointment or send resume to: Joe Bowser 780846-2231 office; joe@autotanks.ca or Jamie Flicek 780-846-2241 fax; jamie@autotanks.ca.

PERSONAL SERVICES FINANCIAL SERVICES

EXECUTIVE Assistant needed for a forward-thinking company . Applicant should be competent with Microsoft Excel, Word and PowerPoint. Send resumes to ghuamane@gmail.com

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LEGAL SERVICES CRIMINAL RECORD? Guaranteed Record Removal since 1989. Confidential, Fast, & Affordable. Our A+BBB Rating assures EMPLOYMENT & TRAVEL FREEDOM. Call for FREE INFO. BOOKLET

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DIAL-A-LAW: access free information on BC law. 604-6874680; 1-800-565-5297; www.dialalaw.org (audio available). Lawyer Referral Service: need a lawyer? Learn more by calling 604-687-3221; 1-800-663-1919.

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

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

MERCHANDISE FOR SALE AUCTIONS

TRADES, TECHNICAL

HUGE RESTAURANT AUCTION Deli & Food Services Equipment. Consignments now being accepted. Oct 1, 11am at Dodds Auction, 3311 - 28 Ave Vernon. View photos at doddsauction.com 250-5453259

ALBERTA BASED Company looking to hire experienced mulcher, feller buncher and processor operators. Requires drivers licence, work in Northern Alberta including camp jobs. Please email resume to: jobs@commandequipment.com or fax to 780-488-3002. ALTERNATIVE FOREST Operations is a dynamic growing BC Forestry business, providing extraordinary performance for our customers and crew. We have immediate openings for the following positions. . Skyline Hooktender . Rigging Slingers . Chokermen . Certified Fallers If you are a safe high level performer, experienced and work well with others contact us! Mail resume to AFO, 3818 Cowichan Lake Rd, Duncan, BC, V9L 6K2. Email: admin@heli-log.com. Website: www.heli-log.com

INCOME TAX PROBLEMS? Have you been audited, reassessed or disallowed certain claims by Canada Revenue Agency? Call Bob Allen @ 250-542-0295 35yrs. Income Tax experience, 8.5yrs. with Revenue Canada. Email: r.gallen@shaw.ca

FUEL/FIREWOOD SEASONED FIREWOOD Vancouver Island’s largest firewood producer offers firewood legally obtained during forest restoration, large cords, fast delivery. Help restore your forest, Burndrywood.com or 1877-902-WOOD.

MISCELLANEOUS FOR SALE IF YOU own a home or real estate, Alpine Credits can lend you money: it’s that simple. Your credit/age/income is not an issue. 1-800-587-2161.

CAN’T GET Up your stairs? Acorn Stairlifts can help! No obligation consultation. Comprehensive warranty. Can be installed in less than 1 hour. Call now 1-866-981-6591.


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MERCHANDISE FOR SALE

MERCHANDISE FOR SALE

MERCHANDISE FOR SALE

REAL ESTATE

RENTALS

RENTALS

TRANSPORTATION

MISCELLANEOUS FOR SALE

MISCELLANEOUS FOR SALE

MISCELLANEOUS FOR SALE

FOR SALE BY OWNER

APARTMENT/CONDO

SUITES, UPPER

AUTO FINANCING

BUILDING SALE... “Rock Bottom Prices” 25x40x12 $7350. 30x60x15 $12,700. 35x70x16 $15,990. 40x80x16 $20,990. 47x100x18 $25,800. 60x140x 20 $50,600. End walls included, doors optional. Pioneer Steel Manufacturers Direct. 1800-668-5422.

OCEANFRONT Fanny Bay BC, immaculate rancher in excellent condition inside and out, .48 acre property. Open concept living area, perfect for entertaining. Remodeled kitchen with hardwood and heated tile floors, 2 bdrms, 2 full bths. New price $615,000 (will look at all reasonable offers) 1305 sq.ft. (250)861-3218.

CROFTON, 2 bedroom, Available now, $800 mo. Call 250-250-210-0756.

CROFTON, 3 bedroom upper, Available now, $1000 mo. Call 250-210-0756.

LAKE COWICHAN (waterfront), 1 bdrm, $580 w/balcony. Utils separate. Close to all amenities. N/P. Call 250-7080703, 250-749-6857.

LAKE COWICHAN- 3 bdrm house. Lrg garage, W/D, D/W, close to town. NS/NP. Avail now. $900. 250-749-4745.

WANT A Vehicle but stressed about your credit? Christmas in September, $500 cash back. We fund your future not your past. All credit situations accepted. 1-888-593-6095. www.creditdrivers.ca

FLOWER POTS, half sized plastic barrels, 5 gal pails, all kinds, big and small. $200. Phone eves, 250-749-7761.

PROPERTY MANAGEMENT

BUYING OR SELLING?

PROPERTY MANAGEMENT

PROPERTY MANAGEMENT 145 South Shore Road | Lake Cowichan |

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$575 2 bedroom apt. #59-211 Madill Very practical suite in strata complex. Close to everything. W/D, N/S, N/P. Available November 1. $600 Studio suite #3-68 Stanley Rd. Studio suite in well maintained 6-plex. Coin laundry room. Close to everything. N/S. Small pet upon approval. $750 2 bdrm mfg. home 8-8697 North Shore Rd. Very clean & comfortable home in well cared for adult trailer park. No pets. Electric heat, W/D. $850 2 bedroom home 6756 5th/Hnymoon Bay Lovely home with basement. Well maintained in good community. Pet upon approval. $950 2 bedroom suite 279 North Shore Rd. Lovely top floor of home with large deck & great view of the lake. W/D, N/S. Small pet upon approval. $950 2 bedroom home 10455 Youbou Rd. Well maintained small home; partially furnished. Short terms available,N/S, small pet upon approval. $1400 3 bedroom house 289 North Shore Rd. Lovely newer home with fantastic lake view, large deck & inside garage. Lots of comfort features. N/S, N/P Check out rentals online www.lkc.ca To View Call:

250-749-6660

DO-IT-YOURSELF Steel buildings priced to clear Make an offer! Ask about free delivery, most areas! Call for quick quote and free brochure1-800-668-5111 ext. 170. HOT TUB (SPA) COVERS. Best price. Best quality. All shapes & colours available. 1-866-652-6837 www.thecoverguy.com/newspaper? SAWMILLS FROM only $3997 - Make money & save money with your own bandmill - Cut lumber any dimension. In stock ready to ship. Free Info & DVD: www.NorwoodSawmills.com/ 400OT 1-800-566-6899 Ext:400OT.

REAL ESTATE ACREAGE 82.8 ACRES, 300’ lakefront, S Cariboo. Beautiful, pastoral, private, rural setting. Borders crown land. Adjacent 80+ acre parcel available. www.bchomesforsale.com/ view/lonebutte/ann/

MORTGAGES Mortgage Help! Beat bank rates for purchases and refinances, immediate debt consolidation, foreclosure relief, and equity loans. Free, fast, friendly, private consultations. Call 1888-685-6181 www.mountaincitymortgage.ca

RECREATIONAL PROPERTY RARE OPPORTUNITY: waterfront property on beautiful Jim Lake, .83-acre with 360 sq ft insulated cabin, located near Green Lake/Watch Lake (70 Mile House). Rare privacy, only three lots on the lake, good fishing for rainbows to 10 lbs, nice swimming, surrounded by crown land. Great trails for hiking, ATV and snowmobile. Seasonal 10-km back road access in 4x4 or pick-up. FSBO. $230,000. 250-3950599. (Please see bchomesforsale.com/70mile/frank.)

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LAKE COWICHAN (waterfront), studio, $450. Utils separate. Close to all amens. N/P. 250-708-0703, 250-749-6857.

TRANSPORTATION

CARS

AUTO FINANCING

1992 BUICK Le Saber, silver, good condition, good tires, $1000. Call (250)749-3770.

YOUBOU, SUNNY 2bdrm, garden, lrg yard, lots of parking, pets neg., lndry, avail immed, $610. (250)210-0756.

SCRAP CAR REMOVAL SCRAP BATTERIES Wanted! We BUY Scrap Batteries from Cars, Trucks etc. $4.00/ea. & up! Free pick-up Island Wide. Min. 10 (1)250.510.4340 Ask for Brad

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

MOBILE HOMES & PADS

SELL YOUR CAR... FAST!

LAKE COWICHAN: 2 bdrm mobile $750/mo + util’s. Call (250)722-3181.

HOMES FOR RENT FANNY Bay OCEANFRONT immaculate home. $1300 per month. Remodeled, hardwood and heated tile floors. 2 bdrm., 2 full baths, garage, 5 appliances. No pets, non smoking. References required. Available Sept. 15. Ph. (250) 7021620.

YOUBOU- LAKE view, reno’d 3bdrm W/D, woodstove, N/S, refs, $1150, 1-250-653-9898.

FREE CASH Back with $0 down at Auto Credit Fast. Need a vehicle? Good or Bad credit call Stephanie 1-877792-0599. DLN 30309. Free delivery www.autocreditfast.ca INSTANT AUTO Credit. We can finance your auto loan in minutes, you Drive Home Now or we deliver to BC & Alberta www.DriveHomeNow.com

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Cowichan Lake Service Directory 10 ways a technician can prepare your home for winter (NC)—As the season shifts, it is important for homeowners to prepare their houses for cooler temperatures. Getting your place prepared for another great Canadian winter means having your home's heating equipment inspected and serviced to ensure it is in optimal working condition. Investing in the proper maintenance of a home heating system is essential to ensuring that it provides reliable and efficient indoor comfort when the outdoor temperature drops. A clean, well-adjusted heating system will save you money on monthly bills and will prolong your furnace's life. The cost of annual servicing is modest, especially when compared with the price of a new furnace or major repairs resulting from neglect. Be sure your furnace is ready to battle the cold grip of winter by arranging a maintenance visit from a qualified heating contractor such as those who hold membership with The Heating, Refrigeration and Air Conditioning Institute of Canada (HRAI). There is some furnace maintenance that homeowners can undertake themselves, such as the cleaning and replacing

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2. The venting system is inspected for leaks, slope, support and debris.

10. And finally, burners are cleaned and set as dictated by manufacturer's specifications. Homeowners searching for a qualified heating contractor in their area can visit www.hrai.ca or call toll-free at 1-877467-HRAI.

3. Air filters are inspected and changed or cleaned as necessary.

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73 South Shore, Lake Cowichan

FOR ALL YOUR HEATING and COOLING NEEDS • Oil, Gas & Electric Furnaces • Heat Pumps • Refrigeration • Duct Cleaning

5. The gas pilot safety system (including the igniter, spark electrode or pilot) is checked and cleaned as required. 6. The unit's motor and fan are removed and cleaned for optimal function. 7.

The drains and traps are inspected and flushed out.

CARPENTRY

CONTRACTOR

INDEPENDENT CRAFTSMAN

CONSTRUCTION

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

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

JOHN PORTELANCE

250-749-3174

DAVID GALE

For ALL your renovation needs:

Decks | Doors & Windows | Kitchens Bathrooms | Basement Suites Foundations | Drywall | Plumbing Trained Architectural Technologist

20 yrs. in the Valley

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After hour service Seniors’ discounts Renovations | New construction | Repairs Hot water tanks | Drain cleaning Septic Design & Installation Water services 20+ years experience

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All your plumbing needs under one roof!

Email: kjjgibson@gmail.com

GARDENING

Landscaping Lands s | Septic Services NEW

Specializing in: •Pruning & Planting •General Maintenance •Yard Clean-Up •Design & Installations

DUMP DU U TRUCK: 1-6 YARDS

MARKET

   

 

 Open May thru to  

Thanksgiving Saturdays 10 am - 2 pm at the Coffee Mill site

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

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

MONTHLY VET CLINIC

250-749-7233 or 250-510-1113

250-749–4454

SERVICE STATION

THRIFT SHOP

Towing and Repairs

United Church

170A Cowichan Lake Rd.

THRIFT SHOP

GRIFFITHS

Cowichan Motors

OPEN

251 Government St. ,Duncan

Convenience Store • Gas Bar

Thursdays

Store: 250-749–3355 Garage: 250-749–3213

10am - 1pm

250-746-4534

(1958) Ltd.

SCRAP METAL

Bear Lake Salvage

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

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

Reg #12129

GUTTER Company

14 North Shore Rd. Lake Cowichan

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Residential & Commercial

TIPTONS GAS BAR

250-749-6133

Cowichan Pet Emporium (1996)

PACIFIC-WEST ELECTRIC

GUTTERS

OPEN: Mon.-Sat: 5a.m.-10p.m. Sun: 7a.m. - 8p.m.

PETS & SUPPLIES

ELECTRICIAN

GAS BAR

Gas • Diesel Boat Gas Confections • Bait • Ice

1.250.749.4803

Open 7 Days a Week

HOME PLUMBING CENTRE

Door to Door Service Serving:

www.davidgaleconstruction.ca

Certified Gardener

MINI EXCAVATOR & BOBCAT SERVICES

250.746.1666

Kevin Gibson 250-709-1771

Dana Jo’s GARDENING Shane Baker

– ONE CALL COVERS IT ALL –

Gibson’s Driving School

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Free estimates, Plans

EXCAVATING

250-732-4570

For your free in home heating estimate

DRIVING SCHOOL GDS

Lake Cowichan Youbou Honeymoon Bay and Duncan

accurate air

SERVICE, REPAIR AND INSTALL

9. Heat exchangers and electrical connections are inspected.

4. Operation of the thermostat and safety controls is tested to ensure proper performance.

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8. Adequate combustion air requirements are determined by the technician to ensure safety.

BOUTIQUE WATERFRONT LODGE

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

of filters. To ensure safe and efficient operation of a heating system, however, a qualified technician should be called upon to perform the following services: 1. The technician will perform a safety test for carbon monoxide (CO).

Scrap Metal Recycling Bin Service

Affordable Towing WE RECYCLE THE VALLEY

TIRES

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4 Season â?€5Âş7

A gutter above the rest. Featuring: Crown Moulding

Fascia Gutters

Call Steve for Free estimates!

Locally owned & operated

250-715-6038 250-749-4192 ROOFING

MEADES CREEK ROOFING 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

TRUCKING

TOP SOIL • BARK MULCH COMPOST • SAND • GRAVEL

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

250-749-6601 250-701-5153

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Cream of the crop price drop. Brilliant Android™ smartphones for $0. Sale ends October 3.

HTC Status™

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LG Optimus™ Black Skype edition

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SELECT VOICE PLANS WITH UNLIMITED FAMILY CALLING1 STARTING AT

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PAIR WITH 6 GB OF DATA FOR

$399.99 No term

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Offers available until October 3, 2011 unless otherwise indicated. Prices are subject to change without notice. Pricing and availability may vary. TELUS reserves the right to modify eligible rate plans with this offer at any time without advance notice. 1. Must have at least two members on the same account, with a limit of 5 members per account. 2. Taxes, long distance, additional airtime, roaming and pay-per-use charges are extra. Plus applicable provincial or municipal government 911 fees in Nova Scotia (43¢), PEI (50¢), New Brunswick (53¢), Quebec (40¢) and Saskatchewan (62¢) 3. Cannot be combined with any other voice and data plan or data add-on. Additional usage will be charged at 5¢/MB. Tethering included. TELUS, the TELUS logo, the future is friendly, Clear Choice, PERKS and telusmobility.com are trademarks of TELUS Corporation, used under license. Android and the Android logo as well as Android Market and the Android Market logo are trademarks of Google, Inc. Skype, SkypeIn, SkypeOut, Skype Me, the Skype Logo and the S logo and other marks are trademarks of Skype Limited or other related companies. Facebook is a registered trademark of Facebook, Inc. ™ & © 2011 Apple Inc. All rights reserved. All other trademarks are the property of their respective owners. © 2011 TELUS.

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