Duncan honoured for its accounting

• Congratulations to the staff of the City of Duncan, which as has once again been awarded the Canadian Award for Financial Reporting from the Government Finance Officers’ Association of the United States and Canada.

• Duncan’s Tom Duncan and former North Cowichan councillor Melissa Hailey (now representing Sidney) are among the notable names on the new Vancouver Island Regional Library board of directors.

• Graham Jones and his furry friend Trapper are pleading with all dogs; especially those who take their humans for walks in the Oak Street, Pine Street, Daniel Street and Chemainus Road  area of Chemainus to pick up their deposits and dispose of them in an appropriate manner.

• Add Cobble Hill’s Chris Naylor to the list of those praising Mill Bay’s paramedic team. He also had kind words to say about the staff at Victoria General Hospital for the care and treatment of his wife in connection to her brain tumour.

• Amanda Brittain tells us North Cowichan’s Dan Graham is the new president of the Association of B.C. Forest Professionals. Former North Cowichan mayor and retired forester Tom Walker also sits on the board as a lay councillor.

• The Chemainus and District Chamber of Commerce will be producing a brochure/flyer called something like Chemainus After Five, to address visitor concerns about their options after business hours. Jeanne Ross is looking for information on things to do, places to eat, etc. that should be included. Drop them off at the Visitor Centre or e-mail

• Congratulations to Don and Natalie Hatton and crew for Duncan’s Hatton Insurance Agency being recognized as one of the Top 30 Elite Brokers in Canada, by the Insurance Business Magazine, judged on service, technology and innovation.

• Finally, Const. Jim Preston of the  Lake Cowichan RCMP is looking for the owner of a black Rogers, BlackBerry cell phone found at the bottom of Sall Rd near South Shore Rd in Lake Cowichan, BC. Call 250-749-6668 if it’s yours.

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