Gazette The Lake Cowichan
WEDNESDAY, SEPTEMBER 7, 2011
VOL. 15, NO. 36
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Cowichan Lake’s three-year fisheries assessment project ends See Page 6
Political turmoil shouldn’t damper students’ return to school this week See Page 3
Reinvigorated Terry Fox Run to take place Sunday The first stretch of the walk is a beautiful one, Cozens said, with the Cowichan River visible alongside a natural forest view. “The final leg will be down Greendale Road, and for the final part we’ll just go through town so we’ll be more visible,” Cozens said. Following the walk/run/ bike ride, participants will be encouraged to reconvene at Saywell Park for a bit of a social. This year’s Lake Cowichan Terry Fox Run is being organized by the Cowichan Lake Retreads Hiking Club. Cozens said that the inspiration to host the event came as a result of an article in the Gazette, which included a call-out for people to organize the event after it had been cancelled the previous year. In order to ensure the event’s success, it was re-scheduled for September 11 so that it didn’t have to compete with the Saturday, September 17, Great Lake Walk. As such, this weekend’s walk is something of a warm-up to the 56-kilometre Great Lake Walk around Cowichan Lake. Regardless of the event’s success this year, Cozens said that it’s officially an annual event, again. “I have my teeth in it now. Even if just the Retreads show up, I intend to do this every year,” she said. Cowichan Lake Recreation can be contacted for more information on the Lake Cowichan Terry Fox Run, at 250-749-6742.
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Tyler Clarke Gazette editor The route is set and the volunteers are ready. All the event needs is for you to show up. Sunday, September 11, will see the reinvigorated Lake Cowichan Terry Fox Run take place. People of all ages, sizes, and ability are being encouraged to show up to participate in whatever capacity they’re interested in participating at. “People can walk, run, or whatever,” one of the event’s organizers Jean Cozens said. If money’s a barrier, Cozens is quick to point out that there’s no entrance fee; it’s simply a by-donation event. “We really do need people to come out. The more the better!” she said. Participants will meet at Lake Cowichan’s Saywell Park for registrations beginning at 9 a.m. During this time, warm up exercises to music will also take place. At about 10 a.m., the singing of O’Canada will signal the beginning of the walk, with participants heading down the Trans Canada Trail for up to a 10 kilometre jaunt. Participants can choose how much of the trail they wish to travel, maintaining the ability to turn back whenever they choose. Volunteers will be available down the route to point people in the correct direction. They will also be handing out orange slices and drinks to participants along the way.
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THE LAKE COWICHAN GAZETTE
Cowichan Lake poaching case tentatively thrown out
A poacher-related court case has been tentatively thrown out, due to it taking too long to go to trial. Judge Josiah Wood gave four people accused of poaching at Cowichan Lake, September of 2009, a judicial stay of proceedings during their Tuesday, August 30, pre-trial arguments at the Duncan Law Courts. “The judged ended the proceedings because they had taken too long to go to court,” acting communications council Samantha Hulme said. Judge Wood felt that the delay infers prejudice for the accused, in that it’s been hard for the accused to have had the trial over their heads for so long. The crown is currently considering an appeal. “That’s the end of it! It’s all over unless the council appeals, and wins the appeal,” Hulme said. The accused include Li Bo Cao (born 1970), Jing Pu Chen (born 1964), Shang Jun Han (born 1976), and Wei Guang Wang (born 1963). The trial took so long to go to trial for two reasons, includ-
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ing a change in judge and subsequent re-scheduling of a trial date, and the fact that the four accused speak Cantonese. “Interpreters slow the trial proceedings down a bit,” Hulme said. Charges between the four accused include unlawful possession of dead wildlife; hunting, taking, trapping, wounding, or killing wildlife out of season; and caring for or possessing a loaded ﬁrearm in a conveyance. Other court cases • Failing to show up for his ﬁrst court appearance at the Duncan Law Courts, a bench warrant has been issued for Donald Albert Walker (born 1966). Walker faces charges related to an alleged August 14 assault in Youbou. Speciﬁc charges include assault and uttering threats to cause death or bodily harm.
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His ﬁrst appearance had been scheduled for Wednesday, August 31. • For charges related to alleged drunk driving, a trial date has been set for Andrew Scott Linklater (born 1979). The speciﬁc charges include a March 23 incidence in Lake Cowichan of caring for or controlling a vehicle or vessel while impaired, and caring for or controlling a vehicle or vessel with a blood alcohol content of over .08. The trial will take place May 17, 2012, following an April 17 trial conﬁrmation hearing. • An alleged June 3 theft of $5,000 or under in Lake Cowichan brought Sidney Lamont Joseph Goossens (born 1991) to the Duncan Law Courts, Tuesday, August 30, for a ﬁrst appearance. Goossens will next appear October 4 to make a plea. • For an alleged June 24 breach of undertaking (breaking a court promise) charges, Brent Robert Poland (born 1988) made his ﬁrst appearance at the Duncan Law Courts, Tuesday, August 30. His next appearance, during which time he'll make a plea, will be
September 27. • A bench warrant has been issued for Michael Robert Smith (born 1983), who is charged with an alleged June 4 incident of drunk driving. The speciﬁc charge is caring for or controlling a vehicle or vessel with a blood alcohol level of over .08, in Youbou. Smith was to make a ﬁrst appearance in courts, Tuesday, August 30. • For charges related to an alleged August 14 assault in Lake Cowichan, Eli William Blazewicz (born 1983) made a ﬁrst appearance at the Duncan Law Courts, Wednesday, August 31. Blazewicz is expected to make a plea during a subsequent September 14 appearance. • Cassandra Lee Elliott (born 1987) is scheduled to ﬁx a trial date, September 14, for charges related to an alleged August 19 incident of assault and unlawful conﬁnement or imprisonment in Lake Cowichan. Elliott made her ﬁrst appearance, Tuesday, August 31. • Alexis Sweeny Moran Harry (born 1988) made her ﬁrst appearance at the Duncan
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THE LAKE COWICHAN GAZETTE
WEDNESDAY, September 7, 2011
Local schools welcome students back this week Tyler Clarke Gazette editor Students will begin easing back into school this week amid political turmoil. But, students shouldn’t notice much of it. “What we’re really trying to do is make it so it doesn’t effect students... and at the same time, put pressure on management and administration to encourage negotiations,” Cowichan District Teacher’s Association president AB Greenwell Elementary School teachers toss a ball during a name-remembering exercise they plan on passing on to students as an ice-breaker early this school year. At centre is certiﬁed Tribes trainer Sherry Hought, who Shellie Trimble said. Tyler Clarke photo imparted her skills on to the teachers during a four-day course last week. Teachers are without a provincial contract, so they’re carrying out a job action that downs greenhouse and commuwhen they go back into the rules out administration tasks. nity gardens, which will be classroom. • Mutual respect These tasks include things such completed in the near future. • The right to pass Lake Cowichan as the following; Also new at the school will Teachers will then pass these Secondary School • Supervising students before be two new faculty members. skills on to the students. school, during lunch or recess, Students in Grades 6 and 9 Local resident Lindsay HartThe school is welcoming a or after school if principals, will begin the school year with shorn will teach the humanities, new faculty member this year, vice-principals, or the district’s a half day’s worth of class, including English and Drama. with Phaedra Fairwell, from other managers and excluded Tuesday, September 6, with a Fresh from university, Larua the Duncan area, coming in to staff can supervise students. dismissal three hours early. Kline, from Sooke, will teach teach the Kindergarten/Grade • Preparing or distributing This will allow students Science and Biology. 1 class. report cards. brand new to the middle She’s recently returned from AB Greenwell • Submitting grades to the school, and new to the high a teaching job in Japan. Elementary School principal, with the exception school, an extra chance to get The total number of students of Grade 12 marks required for used to it, principal Peter Jory Over at AB Greenwell will not be known until graduation. Elementary School, teachers said. Tuesday, but tentatively, Drake • Collecting money from have spent the week prior to A full day’s class will greet said that the school will be students in fund-raising activistudents’ arrival immersed in all students on Wednesday. divided into a Kindergarten/ ties. the Tribes Program. New to this year will be an Grade 1 classroom, a Grades Although the political situ“It’s a program that teaches Environmental Studies elective 2/3 class, and a Grades 4/5 ation shouldn’t directly affect co-operation,” principal Jann class. classroom. students too much this week, Drake said. “Middle school kids will be Palsson Elementary School it doesn’t mean to say that The program focuses on learning about greenhouses, A new modular building will things are entirely the same at three speciﬁc learning goals, recycling, and the environCowichan Lake’s three schools. ment,” Jory said. be wheeled to Palsson Elemenincluding: The following are the tary School this month. • Attentive listening The class will make use of changes that will meet students the school’s newly re-built The building is being • Appreciation and no put
Community dinner! The Cowichan Lake Baptist Church is set to host a free community dinner, Saturday, September 10. “The dinner is planned as an outreach to the community,” organizer Ken Jack wrote in an e-mail to the Gazette. “By the middle of the month, many people on ﬁxed incomes are reaching the end of their ﬁnances.” “We want to reach out to the community and help out by providing at least one ﬁlling meal a month at a tough time, before government cheques arrive.” The church plans on holding these dinners for the next three to four months to gauge the community response and need. The September 10 meal will begin at 6 p.m., with a serving of spaghetti and meat sauce, a variety of salads, and dessert. The movie The Voyage of the Dawn Treader will be screened afterwards for those interested.
provided by the government to offset the space taken up by full day Kindergarten. The building will house the Music classroom, and will have a sidewalk leading up to it. The way school supplies are purchased from the school has changed. Unlike previous years when they could be purchased on the ﬁrst day of classes, this year had parents required to pre-order them. Only half have done so. “Those that didn’t must buy their own,” principal Fergus Horsburgh said. A number of new teachers will grace Palsson Elementary School this year. Lorne Platt is coming from Duncan to teach Kindergarten students. Rhonda Dale – also from Duncan – will teach in the Resource Room, and will also work as a learning assistant, with a focus on helping students with special needs. With last year’s Music teacher Theo Lassche going on to teach a Grade 4/5 class, Albertan Kris Poole will ﬁll his place in the Music classroom. Two new education assistants at the school include Oline Nickel and Moira Mercer. On Friday, September 16, the school’s Parent Advisory Council is holding a welcome back barbecue at the school, from 4:30 p.m. to 7 p.m. With notes by Krista Siefken
Eco parking lot set to be completed by November Tyler Clarke Gazette editor Construction is underway at the Cowichan Lake Sports Arena parking lot. "Things are going well, and it looks as though we're on schedule," CVRD manager of capital projects Norm Olive said, of the 10-week project. "If the weather doesn't close in on us, we'll be done by early November." This schedule puts the Saturday, September 17, Great Lake Walk right in the middle of construction; something that shouldn't be a problem. "We're working with the facilities to work around the Great Lake Walk," Olive said. Earlier this month, $367,000 of gas tax funding was announced for the
project through the Union of BC Municipalities. This funding will help the total project cost of approximately $600,000. Remaining costs will come from reserve dollars. "There will be no tax increase," CVRD Cowichan Lake South/ Skutz Falls area director Ian Morrison assured last month, shortly after the funding was announced. Although it's only just recently broken ground, Olive said that things are on target with regard to the budget. "That'll be my priority," he said. The parking lot is considered eco-friendly, and includes things like state of the art oil catchCrews work at tearing up the old Cowichan Lake Sports Arena parking lot, last week, ments and a rain garden in preparation for the installation of a new eco-friendly parking lot. component. Tyler Clarke photo
WEDNESDAY, September 7, 2011
THE LAKE COWICHAN GAZETTE
OPINION & COMMENT
Zero blood alcohol content while driving is best
There seems to be a disproportionately high number of Cowichan Lake area residents making appearances at the Duncan Law Courts lately. The charges are, for the most part, assaults (likely a result of drinking) and incidences of drunk driving. Canadian culture is linked with alcohol – particularly beer. Never mind the deaths it routinely helps cause, the public gets into a snit when the province instates stricter drunk driving regulations. On top of that, one of the key arguments for the legalization of marijuana is that it hasn’t caused any deaths, whereas alcohol has resulted in countless casualties. A somewhat sound argument, but shouldn’t this reasoning also be used to encourage stricter alcohol restrictions? Forget about weakening the new restrictions from .05 to a .06 blood alcohol level before penalties are levied, it should be bumped down to zero, like what “N” drivers are required to comply with. No one must consume alcohol before driving, and regardless of one’s blood alcohol level, it will have some form of a negative impact on your driving skills. If you know you have to drive, don’t consume alcohol; it’s as simple as that. Unless you belong in rehab, this shouldn’t be a problem for you. As for the argument that businesses are losing money in drink sales as a result of the harsher drunk driver penalties, this is a ﬁne argument if you’re willing to put proﬁts before lives. In relation to another drug that’s caused countless deaths – Isn’t it a slap in the face when people exhale plumes of tobacco smoke at cancer fundraisers? It seems rather counter-productive. Another thought: It’s nice to see that the town’s elected ofﬁcials have better things to do than taking part in the silly symbology of lowering a ﬂag to half mast. firstname.lastname@example.org
Raw logs continue to roll out of the province, alongside jobs MP’s report
raw log exports The news that has only grown. China is importing Now a research more wood from paper is demonBritish Columbia strating how an was good news end to raw log to everyone who exports could depends on our bring back skilled, forests for their high-paying jobs livelihood. to our province. But there was a The Canadian caution in this news By Jean Crowder Centre for Policy as well. Alternatives in British ColumOnce again, it is raw log bia published a paper “Making exports that are increasing, the Case for a Carbon Focus not sales of our value-added and Green Jobs in BC’s Forest products. Industry” by Ben Parﬁtt. Here in Lake Cowichan, it It lays out a plan to increase has been ten years since the forestry jobs by increasing the province removed the provivalue-added component of our sion that linked Timberwest’s annual allowable cut to keeping export sales. Parﬁtt focuses on the tangithe local mill open. In that time, the push to stop ble beneﬁts from changing our
focus in forestry policy. He believes there could be 2,630 additional jobs created by processing raw logs into solid wood, pulp and paper and bio-energy products before they leave BC. Another 2,400 jobs could come from processing usable wood waste left behind at logging operations. Over time, once we re-build the industry, there could be an additional 10,100 jobs in the higher value forest product manufacturing. Finally, he believes 5,200 seasonal tree-planting jobs and nursery jobs could be created if we commit to planting an additional 91 million seedlings. But he also raises a huge red ﬂag. In response to the moun-
tain pine beetle outbreak, the province has allowed companies to log affected stands at a breakneck speed. One of our advantages over other wood-producing regions has been easily accessed, lowcost (because it is publiclyowned) wood ﬁbre. But that supply is decreasing. If we don’t start investing in our forestry industry, the dwindling supply of wood ﬁbre will mean a downward spiral of value. I recently spoke on this in the House of Commons, pointing out that investment in the wood-manufacturing sector fell 0.1 percent per year from 1999 to 2008 and fell every year after 2005 - a result of log exports.
The result was a loss of 27 percent of the pulp and paper workforce and overall employment in forestry and logging fell by 43.7 percent. As the world’s second biggest economy, it would be foolish to ignore China and its markets. It is too easy to use our forestry industry as bait to increase other trade with China. Our Prime Minister is making trade with China a priority and is planning another trip to that country to promote Canadian products. Along with legitimate concerns about human rights in Canada, the NDP will be demanding that the federal government stop exporting jobs to China and end the practice of exporting raw logs.
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THE LAKE COWICHAN GAZETTE
WEDNESDAY, September 7, 2011
Getting watershed savvy with the town’s elected ofﬁcials Notes from the Town of Lake Cowichan’s Wednesday, August 31, regular meeting of council, rescheduled from Tuesday, August 23 Tyler Clarke Gazette editor It had been a while since the town’s elected ofﬁcials have had a full table at a council meeting. On Wednesday, August 31, the Town of Lake Cowichan held its regular meeting of council; rescheduled from Tuesday, August 23, during which time they were unable to make quorum. Greeting the full table of elected ofﬁcials was Cowichan Watershed Board member Rodger Hunter, who had a test for the everyone. Filling three cups with three different types of water – expensive Fiji bottled water, Town of Lake Cowichan water, and City of Duncan water – he had everyone guess which cup was full of what, and which tasted best. In the end, the town’s elected ofﬁcials and staff deemed Duncan’s water the tastiest. This is the same conclusion Duncan’s elected ofﬁcials came up with, during a similar test between Duncan water and Fiji bottled water The fun test came as a means of drawing council’s attention to the importance of both water, and water conservation. “If you don’t have an ample amount of water, forget about development,” Hunter said. “Water is the key resource.” Luckily, he said, the town has made the right decision in its water metering project. Water conservation at Cowichan Lake is important not only for Cowichan Lake area residents, but for stakeholders downstream, of which
Ambitious rapper MC Lowe busy working on ﬁrst album Tyler Clarke Gazette editor What started off as writing poems for a girl has morphed into a hopeful rap career for local musician Andrew “MC” Lowe. He’s recently taken to posting his songs online, in order to get his name out there. Explicit and sometimes humorous lyrics dot the 17-year-old Lake Cowichan Secondary School student’s songs, but it’s all about being honest, he said. “When you get behind a microphone you express yourself. It’s expression. It’s an art, and that’s how I express myself,” he said. There’s a unique honesty in his songs, which seem as much therapeutic as they are a means of expression. “It’s mostly all of the angry things, to get them off my chest,” he said, of his songs. “Most of them are calling people out.”
one group is the marine wildlife. Catalyst is another major stakeholder, in addition to the communities downstream. Water conservation is just one of seven primary targets the Cowichan Watershed Board is facing. The following are the remaining six targets: • Reducing turbidity (sediment) in the watershed. • The ability to eat shellﬁsh out of Cowichan Bay; some-
Local rapper Andrew “MC” Lowe, next to the Cowichan River – an important landmark in the community he raps so extensively about. Tyler Clarke photo
Although there aren’t many – if there are any other – rappers in Lake Cowichan, the area has helped inspire a
number of songs. The songs “Lake Cowichan” and “How We Do in LC” are obviously locally-
thing that hasn’t been done since the 1970s. • Maintain a density of juvenile steelhead. • Maintaining riparian habitat. • Public education. • Maintaining a minimum ﬂow of seven cubic meters per second at the mouth of the Cowichan River. Town adopts bylaws • The town’s elected ofﬁcials agreed to expand the
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ﬁre protection service area to include the Woodland Shores development. • The Town of Lake Cowichan’s Five-Year Financial Plan Amendment Bylaw No. 903-2011 was adopted. As was the Town of Lake Cowichan’s Revitalization Tax Exemption Programme Bylaw No. 902-2011. The ﬁnancial plan bylaw is just that; a ﬁnancial plan that covers the next ﬁve years.
inspired, but the town he’s grown up in has inﬁltrated all of his songs in one way or another. With the small town has come “stupid drama,” such as fast-spreading rumours and other such things people that live here can relate to. “I know this town. It’s kind of an insider thing. People around here will know what I’m talking about,” he said. The young musician – whose idol is rapper Tupac Shakur – is full of ambition. He wants his name out there, and he wants people to hear his message. “No matter who you are, where you are, you can still make it big,” he said. This, he hopes to prove with his debut record, Lowe Life, which he plans on completing by the end of the year. To hear some of Lowe’s songs, search “MC Lowe” on the website www.youtube. com, or on www.facebook. com.
It includes an increased residential tax increase from its current $1,304,872 to $1,412,000 by 2015. The revitalization bylaw will serve to temporarily freeze property taxes, so as to kill the ﬁnancial penalty connected to improving one’s property. The hope is for the bylaw to result in revitalization of the town, with a focus on the downtown commercial area of town.
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Lack of town respect for Jack Layton has been vastly over-stated someone in charge Editor: I would and request that it like to respond to Flag-lowering complaint a silly waste of time be lowered. Maybe the letters written by Gerard Berg and Graham Brawnell, in the August 31 issue of the Gazette. I too am a recent newcomer (seven years), and although the council may not be perfect, I thought the criticism was excessive. Perhaps if they noticed the ﬂag was not at half mast it would have been better to contact
it was an oversight on their part. I think the reminder would have been better received than these letters. Lake Cowichan cannot go back into its past, and perhaps is not sure of its future, so showing a little grace to the council may be in order at this time. Helen Wydenes Lake Cowichan
Editor: I am a citizen of this beautiful community, too. I am appalled that people would actually write a letter to the editor regarding ﬂying the ﬂags at half mast. I feel for Mr. Layton’s family and offer my condolences, but to ﬂy the ﬂag at half mast to me seems a bit extreme. If we start and set this precedence then our ﬂag will will be up and down daily! If the Town of Lake Cowichan does this for the NDP, does this
mean they favour that party? Was Mr. Layton the Prime Minister? I was citizen of the year. If some-
thing happens to me will the town pull down the ﬂag? Laurie Johnson Lake Cowichan
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WEDNESDAY, September 7, 2011
THE LAKE COWICHAN GAZETTE
Celebrate 20 years with the United Church Tyler Clarke Gazette editor
NOTICE TimberWest will be replacing 3 wooden culverts on the South Shore Road between Caycuse and Heather Campsite during the week of September 6th - 9th, 2011. Access will be restricted while these repairs take place. Signs will be posted at the end of the paved South Shore Road indicating the exact location of the access restriction on a day by day basis.
ANNUAL GENERAL MEETING Date: Time: Place:
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It’s hard to believe that it has already been over 20 years since Lake Cowichan’s old United Church was gutted by ﬂames. “It feels like yesterday,” church member Audrey Towle said. “It was just a traumatic time. There’s such a loss with ﬁre.” “The acoustics were wonderful in that church, and the wood!” church member Lilien Kerr said. Another unique thing about the old church was with its seats, which were old theatre seats from Youbou’s shutdown Woodland Theatre. But, a reason to celebrate followed the blaze, with the community banding together to construct a new church, which opened Sunday, September 8, 1991. Now, 20 years later, the church is celebrating this monumental day with a special service and potluck dinner, Sunday, September 11. The service will begin at 10:30 a.m., followed by the dinner. “Everyone is invited to go to the service and the potluck. We always have more than enough food for everyone,” reverend Greg Darjes said. “We still see our church as a community church,” Mikki Welsh said. A unique sight during the 20th anniversary celebration will be the unveiling of four brand new stained glass windows, created by Lake Cowichan artist Michaela Davidson. Although the church isn’t exactly
United Church Worship and Education Team members Lilien Kerr, Mikki Welsh, and Audrey Towle, from left, with reverend Greg Darjes. Behind them is the cross from the old United Church, which was saved from ﬁre in 1990. Tyler Clarke photo
in the nicest ﬁnancial shape, they’ve been able to purchase three of the windows, thanks to money being willed to them from the Don and Anna Patrick estate. “She was very supportive of the church,” Welsh said of Anna. The funds have been designated for the stained glass window project. The fourth window is being donated by Davidson. All four windows don crosses. The Lake Cowichan United Church
typically sees about 30 faces come in the door Sunday mornings. “It’s very upbeat,” Kerr said. Unlike some past summers, when the church closed in July, it has stayed open with more casual services during the summer. Now, they’re trying to ﬁll the church for the Sunday, September 11, 20th anniversary event. “Do you know why churches have double doors? To open wide, and to welcome you,” Towle said.
Fisheries stock assessment project concludes Tyler Clarke Gazette editor Three years’ worth of work by local volunteers and the Department of Fisheries and Oceans has concluded. Over the past three years, various means of assessing the ﬁsheries situation at Cowichan Lake have been taking place, funded by the Habitat Conservation Trust Fund and the Valley Fish and Game Club. “It provides the biologists with a host of information to assess the health of the lake,” Wilderness Watch member Sandy Peters said. Volunteer groups have included the Wilderness Watch, the Cowichan Lake and River Stewardship Society, and unafﬁliated community volunteers. The most recent test took place August 25 and 26, when four standard experimental gill nets were
deployed at two locations, including Nixon Creek near Caycuse, and Shaw Creek west of Youbou. The gill nets were set overnight, and retrieved a total of 58 ﬁsh, including; 28 cutthroat trout with an average size of 32 centimetres; 15 rainbow trout with an average size of 25 centimetres; 16 dolly varden trout with an average size of 31 centimetres; one kokanee and one coho. Volunteers with the Valley Fish and Game Club helped biologists Tracy Michalski and Georgina Fosker with the stock assessment, and learned ﬁsh sampling techniques such as identiﬁcation, length and weight recording, scale sampling for ageing the ﬁsh, stomach content, as well as sex and maturity data. “It’s all kinds of things that we need to identify to protect the lives of the ﬁsh,” Peters said. Other efforts over the
Fisheries biologist Tracy Michalski with volunteer Jean Ann MacLeod sample ﬁsh caught in Cowichan Lake, Thursday, August 26. Sandy Peters photo
past three years have included interviewing anglers, various other gill net counts, diving surveys, and many ﬁsh samplings. It’s now up to the biologists to make something of the information gathered over the past three years, in hopes of creating future conservation goals that make sense for the Cowichan Lake and River.
Then, Peters said, the hope is to extend the program for another three years. “This is a very important lake in the area, and an excellent recreational lake,” he said. The Gazette will relay the results garnered from the three years’ worth of efforts, as it becomes available.
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Tyler Clarke Gazette editor Music in the Lake is set to continue, thanks to the Cowichan Folk Guild’s sponsorship replacing that of the Cowichan Valley Community Radio Society. A long-term plan is being worked out with Cowichan Lake Recreation for a venue. “The only difference will be that you will have to come in person to hear the show, since it will not be rebroadcast at this time,” key organizer David Lowther said. In the past, CICV 98.7-FM has recorded and re-broadcast the monthly show, which takes place the fourth Thursday of every month. The August show, which was to take place at Lake Cowichan’s Central Park, was
cancelled last-minute after the radio society gave organizers their one-month notice that they were pulling their sponsorship. Last week’s Gazette quoted past radio society chair Mike Bishop as stating that it was because the show has become less local in its scope over the past year, moving outside the radio station’s mandate. This is one of the reasons, acting chair Ron McKenzie said, but by no means the only reason. Another reason is related to ﬁnances. “Music in the Lake was originally set up to be our fund-raiser, to allow mainly local talent to have a stage,” he said. “We never saw any funds come from it... We weren’t seeing any return.”
Starting in the new year, the radio society board will begin looking into other options for an ongoing music show with a stronger local focus. For now, the radio society board plans on meeting with Lowther and other interested stakeholders during their September 14 meeting, to take place at the Country Grocer at 7 p.m. “I hope that we can resolve this issue,” McKenzie said. Bishop resigned as society chair recently after being named CVRD Youbou/Meade Creek area director Klaus Kuhn’s alternate; a potential conﬂict of interest, as the CVRD helps fund the radio station. This has resulted in McKenzie taking over as acting chair.
Blackberry Pie Festival re-scheduled for September 24 The Honeymoon Bay Blackberry Pie Festival has been rescheduled to September 24, due to the late ripening of the berry in the Cowichan Valley. Last year’s event
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Who were they, why were they here, and when did they leave? We’ll never know for sure, but one thing is certain; there were 85 individuals listed as living here in the Cowichan Lake District 100 years ago. According to the 1911 census, 66 males and 19 females, including children – eight girls and seven boys between the ages of two Once the trail to Cowichan Lake was established, the ﬂoodgates were months and ﬁfteen years. opened and the early settlers came. With a bit of additional Research and Photo Kaatza Station Museum Archives research, a few facts were uncovworld’s greatest nine-month-old son, Brian. ered on some of The Greens occupied a small hydroelectric the residents who log home on the vast homesites on the lived here one Nechako River. stead, which came to be hundred years In later years known as Greendale. Their ago. a lake, a moun- second son, Trevor, was born One of the tain, and glacier in 1912. names on the Over the years, the family in the Central census evoked farmed and later operated BC Interior a curiosity for By Rolli Gunderson a summer camp for guests were all named further research while Louisa taught music after him. He based solely on died in Saanich lessons to help augment the his unusual name. family income. in 1937 at age 63, and was English born Frederick The senior Greens buried at Royal Oak Burial W. Knewstubb, was listed as remained at Greendale for the Park in Victoria. age 36, single and head of rest of their lives until illness One of the few families the household in which he and age caused them to be listed on the census were the lived. There were three other hospitalized. Frank Green family. men, all in their 20s, listed In 1947 at the age of 85 the Green arrived here in as lodgers in Knewstubb’s old pioneer Francis (Frank) 1885, staying just a short dwelling. Jacob Green died in Duncan while before venturing off to A hydraulic engineer hospital. employed by the Water Works Australia via sailing vessel. He is buried in MounTwo years later, he returned Branch of the BC provincial tain View Cemetery, North to Cowichan Lake where he government, Knewstubb led Cowichan. Louisa continued homesteaded, preempting 164 exploration parties for power to live at Greendale until acres of land (from the CPR) development in various 1963, when she moved to a few miles from the Riverregions of the Coast MounCherry Point Lodge rest home side Inn. tains in the 1920s and other near Mill Bay. She died there Born in Wales in 1906, areas prior to that time. His January 1965 at age 92. Their Louisa Spencer, age 33, left stay here was most likely connected to his work, which her home in Wales for Canada sons died many years later. A grandson and great grandmay have required the inspec- ending up in Victoria, where daughter live in the area. she had family. tion of local lakes and rivers. By 1911, she was married To be continued with next It was during the 1930s to Frank Green and had a week’s column. that he discovered one of the
Council votes in favour of $200/year pay raise Tyler Clarke Gazette editor
Mayor and council gave a council remunerations bylaw a ﬁrst, second, and third reading during their Wednesday, August 31, make-up regular council meeting. The bylaw includes a pay raise for the town’s elected ofﬁcials, as decided by an ad hoc committee of Pat Foster, Rod Peters, and Chris Rolls. The committee’s decision was to have
mayor and council’s pay increase by $200 per year for the next three years, effective in December. According to a report by the committee, they “referred to information provided
that reﬂected current rates paid to towns of similar sizes.” Travel and incidental expenses will remain the same under the bylaw. The mayor currently receives
$15,200 per year, while the town’s four councillors receive $10,000. The bylaw will be adopted once the public has had a fair chance of providing feedback.
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p.m. – ambulance assist on Fern Road July 14, 6 p.m. – structure ﬁre on South Shore Road July 18, 1:08 p.m. – alarms activated on South
Shore Road July 20, 11:45 a.m. – alarm activated on South Shore Road July 30 – 7:12 p.m. – medical aid at Lakeview Park
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Singer competing against the world Tyler Clarke Gazette editor Local singer Trevor Dunn is a heart's beat away from reaching the very top of the Karaoke ladder. This week, Dunn will head out to Killarney, Ireland, to represent Canada against 30 other countries in the 2011 Karaoke World Championships. Before he left, Dunn got a local send off at Lake Cowichan's Riverside Inn, Wednesday, August 31, during which time he hosted a karaoke fund-raiser to help pay for a "snazzy outﬁt" for his upcoming performance, and other expenses. While others took their turn singing at the microphone, Dunn sat down with the Gazette to discuss his burgeoning singing career. "This is deﬁnitely the biggest thing that I've
ever done," he said, of the upcoming World Championships. Dunn, 31, has lived in a number of different communities outside the Cowichan Lake area, including Whistler, where he currently works as a massage therapist. He attended and graduated from Lake Cowichan Secondary School. During his time in Lake Cowichan, Dunn became known for singing as much as he could at different events, including Lake Days and his school's choir. His parents Jeff and Sue ran the Lakeview Pub in Youbou. The pub’s karaoke nights were organized by Dunn; experience he carried on to help organize karaoke nights in both Calgary and Whistler. "I sing whenever I can, really," he said. "It's really
I sing whenever I can, really. It’s really just to have fun. – National karaoke champion Trevor Dunn just to have fun." Earlier this year, Dunn powered through the Provincial and National Karaoke Championships, singing the Michael Jackson song Man in the Mirror, and the Tina Turner song We Don't Need Another Hero. He's a music lover that doesn't care about the genre. "I like it all," he said. "I don't have a speciﬁc genre I prefer. I guess rock and pop are my go-tos. They're more my style." Dunn said that he's looking forward to the World Karaoke Championships; mainly because the main prize promises the
release of a full-length CD. But, if he doesn't win, Dunn said that it's not the end of the world. "If this doesn't turn out, I won't pursue (a musical career) in other venues. I'm happy with my life in Whistler." The World Karaoke Championship is being put on by Me and Mic, which has a website at www. meandmic.com. Dunn's parents still live in Lake Cowichan. Local singer Alyssa Waser also completed in the National Karaoke Championships, after having placed ﬁrst for female singers in provincials.
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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.
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ATTENTION DEVELOPERS and Investors – here is a great opportunity to purchase a multi-family site within city limits with full community servicing. “The Slopes”, a new Lake Cowichan subdivision showcasing a variety of beautiful new homes. Close to town & minutes to the Lake with easy hwy. access.
Wow! Amazing lakeview on the lakeside of the road.
$309,000 1935 heritage home on private lot totally brought up to today’s standards with all the charm of yesteryear
#4 Paradise Village
216 River Rd.
Great Lake Views.Old growth ﬁr used extensively, as seen in all the nice wood ﬂoors. 3 bedrooms.
$135,000 Good commercial property. House may be salvagable. Can be purchased with house next door at same price.
Like new without the tax! Wonderful layout for a B&B; open concept. Great decks & dock to enjoy all Cowichan Lake has to offer.
LOT OF HOME, LOT OF LAND, LOT OF BEACH
• This going concern could be a gold mine!
172 South Shore Rd.
House + guest cottage + casita. A must experience!
• WATERFRONT • Pub & Restaurant MOTIVATED!
• Dock • Riverfront • 3 bdrms & 2 bthrms • 1 acre in town • MOTIVATED
Character home on corner lot. Commercial zoned.Can be purchased with next door house of same price.
10176 Youbou Rd.
Not Exactly As Shown
Dermod & Dudley’s
• Riverfront +/ residential+/ +business too! • Location, location,location • Established since 1960 • 1960 sq’ building • 3 bedroom, 2 bathroom • 62x104 riverfront lot
• Big value • 1.5 Acres • Good house, view • Water access • Sub-dividable
• +HST • New build • Pick your colours!
Cute cottage with garage + woodstove.
$209,000 $265,000 $524,000 109 Southshore Rd.
Lot 1 Hudgrove
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.
• Water access
• Executive home • The Properties,Duncan • Suite The ESSO
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.
Lakeview lot with boat slip and beach access.
• For sale/lease • Commercial/ Residential opportunity Sa-Seen-Os Bay Resort
10684 Lake Blvd. The perfect summer get-away on a quiet, little, safe, road in Youbou. Sandy beach and magniﬁcent views.
$26,000 N REDUCTIO
• New septic • Big views • Waterfront Rancher •Steel roof MOTIVATED!
A great place to call home!
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.
RE/MAX of LAKE COWICHAN
8690 North Shore Rd.
10594 Youbou Rd.
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$279,000 • 3.15 Acres
Waterfront LOTS Stin-Qua
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WEDNESDAY, September 7, 2011
THE LAKE COWICHAN GAZETTE
30th Annual Appollos Slo-Pitch Tournament Beautiful weather prevailed throughout the weekend, as 21 teams competed throughout the Cowichan Lake area during the 30th Annual Appollos SloPitch Tournament, September 3 to 5. The round robin portion of the tournament put the 1/2 Cutz in first, followed by Lorne Hotel, Long Balls, Miller time, and then Shake & Bake. As of press time, Monday, reigning champions the 1/2 Cutz were set to play either Long Balls or Hukkers for the championship in the A division. The B division was set to be championed by either the Raiders or Relative Chaos. Next week’s Gazette will follow up on the tournament’s results. Top left – Quintro team member Kirby Taylor at bat. Top right – The all-local Quintro team celebrates a successful game. Right – Brew Crew team member Derek Long sprints from second to third base. Bottom right – Jim Lamb works the grill during the annual Pig Gig Cops for Cancer fund-raiser, Sunday, September 4, at Centennial Park. The pork bun sale raised over $550. Leftover pork will be frozen and sold again at the Sunday, September 25, Cops for Cancer event at the Country Grocer, from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Bottom middle – Jesse Friesen, from the Rutney team, dives to catch the ball. Bottom left – Scott Sanders, from Duncan, of the 1/2 Cutz, at bat. Middle Left – Brew Crew’s Amanda Moore has a laugh with the Quintro pitcher before powering the ball past him and into centre field. Tyler Clarke photos
THE LAKE COWICHAN GAZETTE
WEDNESDAY, September 7, 2011
A busy summer at the Kaatza Station Museum and Archives Barbara Simkins Museum curator
The Kaatza Station Museum and Archives was a very active place over the summer. We have had nearly 1,300 visitors from all over the world, including South Africa, India, Australia, the United Kingdom, Mexico, United States, almost every Canadian province, and many countries in Europe. We were lucky to have our summer student, Katie Hadden, back again this year. Besides greeting the visitors, she created a very informative display on the geology of the Cowichan Lake area. It will be here until mid October, so there is still plenty of time to see it. Our volunteers have been very busy doing a
variety of projects. Once the summer arrived, they were able to paint the speeder, caboose – still in progress – and the trim on the Bell Tower School. The staff/volunteer kitchen in the museum has been updated, and we now have new counter space, sink and tap, and will soon have a small refrigerator. We hadn’t changed the area since it was built in 1983. Other volunteers have been working in the archives, updating our website and researching. One highlight of the summer was a visit by the Saywell family. Jack Saywell, who along with his brother Bill, grew up at the lake, died recently. The family stopped by to donate an autobiography that Jack
had written about his life, which includes a section on the Cowichan Lake area. Also donated was a flag that flew over the high school in the 40s and 50s. Jack’s father was the principal at the high school from 1937 until 1964. When the elder Saywell died in 1980, a memorial service was held here and the local branch of the Royal Canadian Legion presented the family with this flag. This flag is now home again. The museum has created a permanent display honouring the Saywell family, and this flag will become a part of it. Another highlight was a visit by the son of Cam Chouinard who,
As next year is the 100th anniversary of the arrival of the first train to Cowichan Lake, we have many plans for 2012.
among other things, was a photographer of some renown, who lived in Youbou. Cam’s son donated his father’s old camera collection, and we were able to scan a number of photographs. A display will be put in the museum in mid October. As next year is the 100th anniversary of the arrival of the first train to Cowichan Lake, we have many plans for 2012. One plan involves creating a display on how the railway has changed our community. We are also hoping to reprint the Kaatza book sometime next year. We
will be starting work on a railway book that will complement our display. We are trying to create some much-needed storage space, and hopefully this will be done in the coming year. There are lots of smaller projects that will also keep us busy. We are continuing to work on the IWA/Wilmer Gold collection. To date, over 4000 photos have been catalogued, with about another 1000 to go and the 2000 negatives are being scanned. This is a huge undertaking and we will eventually get some of it on line.
We have changed to our winter hours, and are open Monday to Thursday, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Also, check out our website for lots of general information about us, as well as some historical articles, at www.kaatzamuseum.ca. Our first meeting of the season will be held at the Bell Tower School, located behind the museum, on Tuesday, September 20, at 7 p.m. Everyone is welcome. New volunteers are always welcomed. Stop by the museum and talk to the curator about the various jobs available.
Local non-profits grill us lunch
Wilf Gurette grills up some hot dogs during a sale outside the Country Grocer for the Cowichan Lake Golden Agers Society, Saturday, September 3.
One of the most beautiful days of the summer yet, Lake Cowichan had two hot dog fund-raisers take place, Saturday, September 3. At the Country Grocer, the Cowichan Lake Golden Agers Society raised money for trips. The group enjoys taking four to five trips per year, to places like the Singing Lights in Ladysmith at Christmas, Victoria, Salt Spring Island, and other
places. “We’ve had a good crowd come by,” fundraiser Joyce Hargreaves said, of the day’s crowd. The society’s next meeting will take place Tuesday, September 13, at 10 a.m. for the executive meeting, and 1:30 p.m. for the general; both at the Lake Cowichan Seniors’ Centre. Over at the Evergreen Place, the Lions Club and the Evergreen Place held
fund-raisers, both hot dog and rummage sales. The Lions Club plans on reconvening Monday, September 12, after having taken a break for the summer. They meet at the Lions Den at 7 p.m. Lions president Sam Beldessi encourages those in town that require wheelchair ramps to contact a Lions member, as they’ve taken to building ramps. – Tyler Clarke
Brenda Pilkington grills hot dogs during a sale outside the Evergreen Place senior living housing complex, Saturday, September 3.
Town council wants your input on South Shore Road project Mayor’s report
new library. This Construction on is going to be a the eco-friendly great addition to parking lot for the our downtown arena has begun, core. Look for and will contribute future notices for to improving our the public to have town’s appearance. a chance to see Along with the what is planned. arena’s renovations, As we continue the enhancement with the revitalizawill put a finishBy Ross Forrest tion of our town, ing touch to the implementing a project, focusing strategic plan to attract busion the environmental impact nesses is an important goal. of the project and the goals of Our rich history and natural the Cowichan Lake and River environment should help in Stewardship Society and the creating those possibilities. Cowichan Water Board. This I will reiterate once again, is an exciting and important council would like to hear your initiative. ideas for South Shore Road. Recently, representatives of Meetings have begun in prepathe Vancouver Island Regional Library provided us with a look ration for next year’s paving at the preliminary plans for our and we don’t want to hear your
great ideas after completion of the project. My colleagues and I always appreciate your thoughts and feedback on projects of this magnitude. It takes all kinds to make up a community and our town has been blessed with some incredible people. I would like to bring to your attention one of our talented young people – Jackie Johnson. I have to confess, I hadn’t paid much attention to the BC Ambassador Programme until recently. Days prior to leaving for Merritt to represent Cowichan Lake, Jackie allowed me the opportunity to see her final rehearsal before the pageant. This young lady put so much hard work and time in preparing for this event.
To memorize three separate speeches and to complete them within seconds of the three or four minutes allotted for each category was impressive, and it was an honor for me and for our town to have someone like her represent us. It was heartwarming to hear her words regarding our community. From all accounts, her performance in Merritt was flawless. She placed in the top five in all categories and won the Top Community Award, plus the People’s Choice Award and won scholarships. Congratulations Jackie! We are all very proud of you. The ½ Cutz Ball Tournament is another great example of people turning a fun event into helping others. This event raised a lot of
money for kids with cancer in the Cowichan Valley. Kudos to the organizers, helpers and participants for your generous contributions. Expenses for these unfortunate kids are huge and money from this tournament goes a long way to help offset the costs. The Cowichan Lake and River Stewardship Society held the annual river cleanup, Saturday, August 27. We all benefit from the beauty and cleanliness of our river, so please help out by doing your part in keeping it clean. Good people who care for each other will keep our town strong. Thank you to our staff, employees and all of you who contribute to making our town a better place to live!
WEDNESDAY, September 7, 2011
THE LAKE COWICHAN GAZETTE
Young swimmers commended for their water skills Tyler Clarke Gazette editor A group of young swimmers were commended last week for their water skills. “Weather was not the kindest,” lifeguard Ryan Maizis said, of this year’s late onset of warm summer weather. The awards were handed out before the annual Youbou Carnival at Arbutus Park, Wednesday, August 31. Those that did turn out for swimming lessons improved
their swimming skills drastically over the summer, he said. The most improved swimmer of the summer was Paisley Levesque. “She was attached to a lifejacket and wouldn’t stick her face in the water no matter what,” Maizis said. By the end of the summer, she was jumping in. The award is named for Andy Mendes, a former local Scout leader. The following are the other awards handed out to swimmers last week:
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• Speedy Gonzales – Wesley Parker • Effort and enthusiasm (Darryl Smith memorial) – Brian Tardiff • Best attendance (donated by Marlene Long)– Shauna Johel • Happiest swimmer – Elly Hamilton • Best sculling dive – Roselyn Baird • Best slide glide – Lennon Court • Best ﬂutter kick – Danika Wilson • Best listener – Kaydance SmithDavis • Most improved front swim – Cyprus Smith-Davis • Best roll-over glides – Lennox Weber • Best sculling –
FAITH DIRECTORY Baptist
Cowichan Lake Baptist Church
Lake Cowichan Christian Fellowship
8259 Beaver Road Lake Cowichan
57 King George St. South Lake Cowichan
Sunday Service 10:30 am Sunday School 10:30 am
Sunday Service 10:30am
Pastor Dale Winters
Pastor Terry Hale
United Lake Cowichan United Church 10 King George Street Lake Cowichan
Roman Catholic Congregational St. Louis de Montfort 60 Fern Road Lake Cowichan
‘New Hope’ Community Church 10648 Youbou Rd, Youbou
Sunday Service 10:30 am
Weekly Mass Sunday at Noon
Breakfast at 10:00 am Sunday Service 11:00 am
Rev. Greg Darjes
Fr. Alfredo Monacelli
Rev. Vikki Marrs
Olivia Harvey • Most fun to teach – Rhiannon Sprinks • Most determined – Latoyia Gooder • Best bubbles – Avery Saxon • Most courageous – Adam Gould • Best jump into water – Jacob Armstrong • Best glides – Owen Sprinks • Coldest swimmer – Wesson Cauchie • Best back ﬂoat – Kaylee Cauchie
Lifeguards Kailey Laidlaw and Ryan Maizis pose for a photo with some of this year’s swim award recipients, at Youbou’s Arbutus park, where they’d taken their swim lessons this summer. Tyler Clarke photo
• 2011 girls’ aggregate (donated by Proux and Neuffer families) –
Victoria Stedman Swim lessons took place at Youbou’s Arbutus Park – the
only lifeguardpatrolled beach at the lake – throughout the summer.
Meeting a BC sports icon Local sports fan Hakan Andersson got to meet a legend last month, when he met BC Lions’ coach Wally Buono at a condo at Parksville, where his daughter works. With football his favourite sport and the BC Lions his favourite team, Andersson said that he’s loved the team for a long time. “For over 40 years. They’ve had their ups and their downs over the years,” he said. The two had much to discuss; Lake Cowichan man Hakan Andersson, right, with BC Lions’ coach football mainly, of course. Submitted photo Wally Buono.
March Meadows Senior Men golf report
Flock of birdies scored by the senior men John Leach March Meadows Senior Men
The Tuesday, August 30, meeting of the March Meadows Senior Men saw an unusually great turnout and the usual great round of golf. The closest to the hole (KPs) this week
went to Frank Fraser on number one and Don Cochrane on number seven. There were enough birdies scored this week to qualify as a ﬂock. Jug Kalar, Earl La Forge and Frank Fraser each sunk two. Singles were holed
by Jerry Janzen, Don Cochrane, Daryl Proulx and Jim Peterson. Jack Ringheim sank the only chip-in par and Mike Morgan the only sand save. Low Gross went to Earl La Forge and low net to Jug Kalar. The barrel is
getting cocky again and if it had a nose I'm sure it would be thumbing it. I just hope I don't have to explain all the times I've used His name in vain when I get up there. ~Bob Hope, about his golﬁng
Support 2011 Tour de Rock in Lake Cowichan. Get Involved. ~ Organize a Fundraising Event ~ Shave your Head as a Fundraiser ~ Volunteer your Time and Energy
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HI CINDY, Ft Fraser here. If you are still interested in hiking some new trails call or text me at 250-699-5018. I will be hiking in Skagway with my Edmontonian daughter until Sept 3. Maybe we could summit Robson together. Hope to hear from you.
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SUNSET IMPROVEMENT DISTRICT Notice to All Users
Annual General Meeting Sept 11, 2011 at 1pm at the Forestry Co-op OfďŹ ce, 97 South Shore Rd., Lake Cowichan. We look forward to seeing you there.
to Marcia and the CVRD Youbou Parks Committee for the lovely commemorative bench in Mile 77 Park dedicated in memory of Wayne.
INFORMATION ATTENTION RESIDENTIAL School Survivors! If you received the CEP (Common Experience Payment), you may be eligible for further Cash Compensation. To see if you qualify, phone toll free 1-877988-1145 now. Free service!
Heâ€™s still there in spirit adoring the view of the lake he loved. Many thanks again, The Pallisers
PERSONALS COMMUNITY ANNOUNCEMENTS
In loving memory
Marlene Hudson Jan.1942 - Sept. 2008
Our lives go on without you, But nothing is the same. We have to hide the heartache, When someone speaks your name. Sad are the hearts that loved you, Silent are the tears that fall, Living out our lives without you, Is the hardest thing of all. The special years will not return, When we were all together, But with the love within our hearts, You will walk with us forever.
Hard to believe you have been gone for 3 years Marlene. Gone, but never forgotten. Rune, Marie & family
LOST AND FOUND MISSING from Port Renfrew Marina on Aug 28 or 29, 17â€™ orange & white (1980) Hurston hard top with 70 hp Evinrude & 15 hp Evinrude kicker. Boat was on a Road Runner trailer with no fenders. Contact Sooke or Lake Cowichan RCMP. REWARD
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WEDNESDAY, September 7, 2011
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IF YOU ARE ... â€˘ New in Town â€˘ Expecting a Baby Call your Welcome Wagon hostess! It will be her privilege to give you free gifts from local businesses and civic organizations.
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CAMPBELL, Nevada (nĂŠe Urquhart) 1928 â€“ 2011 Nevada Nevada was was born born February February29 29ininNew New Glasgow, Glasgow, Nova Nova Scotia. Scotia.At At17 17years yearsshe she married married Richard Richard Campbell Campbelland andmoved movedto to Niagara Niagara Falls, Falls, Ontario. Ontario.They Theyhad hadtwo twochildren; children; Betty, Betty, now now deceased deceased and andCharles Charles(Chuckie). (Chuckie). They They moved moved to to California Californiaand andthen thento toLake Lake Cowichan. Cowichan. She She passed passed away away in in Yucca YuccaValley, Valley,California, always yearning toyearning come back to Lake California, always to come back to Cowichan. Lake Cowichan. She She leaves leaves to to mourn; mourn; her herson sonChuck Chuck(Pam), (Pam), California, Youbou, California, her her sister sister Shirley ShirleyMeanley, Meanly, Youbou, her ChuckMeanly Meanley(Lauri), (Lauri)Mark and Paul her nephews nephew Chuck Meanley, Mark Marriott, Mal Marriott, and also Marriot, Duncan and also John Fraser, Sandy John Fraser, Sandy Fraser, Suzanne Fraser, Fraser, Suzanne Fraser, Donna Jay and many Donna Jay and many grandchildren. grandchildren.
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HELP WANTED CLEAR ENVIRONMENTAL is seeking individuals to join our team. Responsibilities: Water and soil sample collection and ďŹ eld analysis, drilling waste sampling, analysis, disposal supervision. Pre and post site assessments. QualiďŹ cations: Post secondary degree or diploma. OilďŹ eld experience is an asset. Required equipment is a reliable 4X4, lap top computer, GPS, camera. Send resume to: firstname.lastname@example.org referencing contract Environmental Field Technicians in the subject line. HUGHSON TRUCKING INC. is looking for Class 1 Super-B ďŹ‚atdeck drivers. Safety and Performance Bonuses, beneďŹ ts package, drug & alcohol policy. 2 years experience preferred. We will provide transportation to Southern Alberta. Call 1 800 647 7995 ext 228 or fax resume to 403 647 2763
KURT LEROY TRUCKING LTD, in Campbell River, has a job opening for a self-starter OFFICE ASSISTANT. Prefer knowledge in logging and trucking industry. ProďŹ cient in data entry, custom software, payroll production and cycle time reports. Reporting to our certiďŹ ed accountants and owners. Wage negotiable + beneďŹ ts. Full-time, Mon.-Fri., 9:30-5:30. Please fax resumes and driversâ€™ abstract (250)2879914.
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CAREER OPPORTUNITIES COMING EVENTS
Legion Branch #210 MEAT DRAW Every Saturday First draw at 3pm
KARAOKE Saturday, Sept. 10th 8:30 p pm m Lots of fun & prizes!
SC MANAGER - NANAIMO Speedy Glass is now recruiting for a Service Centre Manager for their Nanaimo location. You will have a min 5 years sales, customer service and/or management experience. Have a strong customer service orientation, be results oriented and have exceptional communication skills. Experience in the Automotive Industry would be an asset. Please email your resume to Jennifer Dean at firstname.lastname@example.org
LEMARE GROUP is currently seeking a ticketed Automotive Mechanic for the northern Vancouver Island area. Full time, union wage. Email resume to ofďŹ email@example.com or fax to 2520-956-4888.
required. Specialized in Honda or Yamaha outboards. $25 to $30 per hour plus beneďŹ ts. Apply in person to Colleen Cox or e-mail resume in Port Hardy to: firstname.lastname@example.org
COMING EVENTS: APPRECIATION DAY for Branch #210â€™s
65th Anniversary Friday, Sept. 16, 3-7pm Appies & memories for members & guests.
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We are still hiring - Dozer & excavator operators required by a busy Alberta oilďŹ eld construction company. We require operators that are experienced and preference will be given to operators that have constructed oilďŹ eld roads and drilling locations. You will be provided with motels and restaurant meals. Competitive wages, bonus and transportation daily to and from job sites. Our work is in the vicinity of Edson, Alberta. Call 780-723-5051.
WEDNESDAY, September 7, 2011
THE LAKE COWICHAN GAZETTE
MERCHANDISE FOR SALE
COMMERCIAL TRANSPORT MECHANIC, certiﬁcation required. Dynamic manufacturing & processing company in Vancouver is currently accepting resumes. Competitive wage and beneﬁts. Email resumes to email@example.com
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.
LK COW, spacious 2 bdrm. Close to all amenities, newly renovated with trails and creek in your back yard. From $600 monthly, avail Sept. 1. 250749-6737 or 250-749-7264.
COMMERCIAL Transport Repair Shop requires qualiﬁed Commercial Transport Mechanics for our Chilliwack location. Competitive wage and beneﬁts. Professional attitude a must. Please forward resume with cover letter to SWTRServices@hotmail.com or Fax to 604-462-0745 TRANS Carrier Ltd in Fort St John is looking for a 4th year apprentice or journeyman mechanic with transport experience. We encourage 2nd and 3rd year apprentices to apply as well. Contact James; firstname.lastname@example.org. Affordable housing is available. Supply resume & abstract.
VERY BUSY Service Department. Frontier Peterbilt Sales Estevan SK. has immediate openings for truck and transport technicians, engine experience an asset. Top wages and beneﬁts. Please send resumes attention John Murie. Fax: 306-636-6321, e-mail: email@example.com
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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.
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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/
WORKSHOP/ LIVING SPACE FOR RENT Insulated 700 sq ft workshop is ideal for small business, woodworking, hobbyist. Living space has separate entrance with large bedroom, separate laundry room, full bath, open kitchen living area & 2 decks. New Appliances include washer, dryer and dishwasher. Located on 4 acres in cobble Hill (Arbutus Ridge area). Fenced veggie garden. Great 30 min walk to beach. Rustic but charming. Avail Sept 1. $1200. call 250709-2010 for details.
COMMERCIAL/INDUSTRIAL WORKSHOP/ LIVING SPACE FOR RENT Insulated 700 sq ft workshop is ideal for small business, woodworking, hobbyist. Living space has separate entrance with large bedroom, separate laundry room, full bath, open kitchen living area & 2 decks. New Appliances include washer, dryer and dishwasher. Located on 4 acres in cobble Hill (Arbutus Ridge area). Fenced veggie garden. Great 30 min walk to beach. Rustic but charming. Avail Sept 1. $1200. call 250709-2010 for details.
HALLS LIONS’ CLUB HALL for rent $75. Deposit required. Call Eileen 250-749-3345.
HOMES FOR RENT LAKE COWICHAN- 2 bdrm home, close to town, nice yard, deck. NP/NS. Refs req’d. $850./mo. Sept. 15th. 1-(250)653-4234 LAKE COWICHAN: Lake front house in Youbou, updated 3 bdrm, W/D, D/W, lrg deck with views, fenced yard, avail. immed. N/S, no lrg dogs. $850/mo until Jul., 2012. Call (250)589-3198. LAKEFRONT YOUBOU Exec 3 bdrm, 2 bath, level entry home, level beach, 5 appl. ﬁreplace, vaulted, huge windows, decks, NS, $1200. Avail end August. 250-715-5484, email firstname.lastname@example.org
FOR SALE BY OWNER
QUALICUM River Estates, 2brm 2bth rancher 6app. fp. irrigation, covered patio, fenced yard. on 1/2 acres.plus 1100 sq ft shop 1450/mo. av Oct. 1st. 250 951 2329/ email@example.com
LAKE COWICHAN: 3 bdrm, 2 bath, full basement, hot tub, large nice landscaped lot. Walk to all amenities. Close to lake/river. RV parking. $368,000. Call (250)749-3628
YOUBOU, 2 bdrm Rancher, fresh paint, laminate ﬂoors, airtight in living room, F/S, W/D, avail Sept. 1, $775 mo, refs req, N/S. Call 250-7453810 after 7 PM.
YOUBOU- LAKE view, 4 bdrm (possibly 2 suites), W/D, stove, N/S, refs, $1400 + utils, 1-250-653-9898.
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, (70 Mile House) .83-acre with 360 sq ft insulated cabin, located near Green Lake/Watch Lake. 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.)
RENTALS APARTMENT/CONDO LAKE COWICHAN front), studio, $450. $570. 2 bdrm with $620. Util’s separate. all amens. N/P. Call 0703, 250-749-6857.
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YOUBOU, SUNNY 2bdrm, garden, lrg yard, lots of parking, pets neg., lndry, avail Sept 1, $610. (250)210-0756.
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$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. $825 3 bedroom condo #21-215 Madill Very practical suite in strata complex. Close to everything. W/D, carport N/S, N/P, $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. $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 $1400 4 bedroom house 80 Park Rd. Spectacular riverfront home with float. W/D, small pet upon approval. Check out rentals online www.lkc.ca To View Call:
Name: Ross Forrest Hometown: Lake Cowichan Proudest or happiest moment: One of them is being voted in as Mayor of Lake Cowichan Favorite Activity: Driving the Goats to Seattle in the Appollos’ bus If you get a chance go see: The New York Yankees At least once everyone should: go see The New York Yankees Most people don’t know that: I have a New York Yankee tattoo Before I die: Go watch the Yankees play in the World Series Words I live By: Attitude is a little thing that makes a big difference Winston Churchill Pet Peeve: The Blue Jays & “Guano!!”
2002 PT Cruiser. Black with purple ﬂames, 4Dr, 4 cyl, auto, sunroof + full size spare & 4 mounted winter tires. Full service records avail. 202,000kms. $6000 OBO. 250-749-7787.
ROOMS FOR RENT LAKE COWICHAN- Furnished or un-furnish, shared laundry, kitchen, use of TV. $300.+ 1/2 utils. (250)932-2005.
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WEDNESDAY, September 7, 2011
Cowichan Lake Service Directory Paint and Primer (NC)â€” Painting is a job that requires preparation and the right equipment. Oftentimes homeowners are unsure about whether they need to use primer before painting or if just paint will do the trick. Although there are no ďŹ rm rules, there are certain cases where one or the other will be adequate. Consider a room where the walls have been heavily stained, either by moisture inďŹ ltration, rust or another factor. Deep-set stains may bleed through regular paint, therefore a primer should be applied to help block and lock-in the stain. When a room had previously been painted in a very dark color, like red or purple, a primer can help cover the color quickly without the need for multiple applications of regular paint. There also are specialized primers that can be used in rooms such as kitchens and bathrooms that often contain a lot of moisture. These primers inhibit the growth of mold and
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There are new products today that offer primer and paint all in one combination. The jury is still out on the efďŹ cacy of these new items, but homeowners can experiment with these paints to see if they work for them. Keep in mind that the cost of a combination product may be more than traditional paint and primer.
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Rooms that are being painted that are already white and free of stains or other surface abnormalities may be painted sufďŹ ciently with just a coat of regular paint. If skipping primer, look for a high-quality, thick paint that boasts good coverage in one or two coats.
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mildew on painted surfaces. Primers also may be used on materials, such as metal or plastic, to help the colored paint stick to the surface of the item. If a room is only to be painted white or tinted slightly with color, then a primer alone can be used. Certain primers seal porous wall surfaces so they do not absorb paint, requiring more coats for coverage.
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Thanksgiving Saturdays 10 am - 2 pm at the Coffee Mill site
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Gas â€˘ Diesel Boat Gas Confections â€˘ Bait â€˘ Ice
OPEN: Mon.-Sat: 5a.m.-10p.m. Sun: 7a.m. - 8p.m. 14 North Shore Rd. Lake Cowichan
PETS & SUPPLIES
Fish â€˘ Pet food/supplies Otter Co-op Livestock Feed â€˘ Wood Pellets â€˘ Grooming â€˘
Everything is grown, baked, or hand crafted by our vendors. New vendors or buskers welcome. Call Bob at:
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Bear Lake Salvage
170A Cowichan Lake Rd.
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No other company in this area has over 32+ years experience rooďŹ ng. Best Prices, Best Quality!
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WEDNESDAY, September 7, 2011
THE LAKE COWICHAN GAZETTE
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