Do you know this war hero?

By the way, did you hear:

• Duncan trooper Charles  E. Soucy died in the Second World War and is buried in Holten, Holland. Mike Muntain writes from Kingston, Ontario about a Dutch project attempting to collect a picture and biographical information for all 1,355 Canadian war dead, resting in Holten. Anyone who can help with information about Soucy — who died at age 26 — is encouraged to contact Muntain at Michael Muntain or 613-888-7267

• Planning for the 2014 Cowichan Kidney Walk/Run is already underway for Aug. 10. Register to participate @ by sponsoring a walker, volunteering or registering to be a donor. Contact Barbara Valentine at, or call 1-800-567-8112 ext.228 for more.

• An excited Barbara Stone tells us the Maple Bay Community Association received $3,331 from Western Economic Diversification Fund to help build Maple Bay signs. Donations are still needed and can be made payable to the Maple Bay Community Association, 6441 Genoa Bay Road, Duncan, BC. V9L 5Y3

• Also with the MBCA, its executive for this year includes: president Sheila Kitson, treasurer Scott McIvor, vice-president Justin Fryer, newsletter co-ordinator Sue Fryer, secretary Marilyn Palmer, membership co-ordinator Barb Stone and directors Terry Stamper and Sharon Horsburgh

• Jeanne Ross, our trusty source in Mural Town tells us there is now a Chemainus Sunday Market between 11 a.m. and 2 p.m. in the parking lot at Chemainus Foods. And, she says, new business owners have popped up at Utopia Bakery, Gifts ‘N Things, Ding Ho Restaurant and Kudo’s.

• Speaking of markets, Keith Lefevre says the South Cowichan Farmers Market has a new location this season: 4790 Trans-Canada Highway at Bench Road, one traffic light north of last year’s location. The market will be open Sundays 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. and Fridays 2 p.m. to 7 p.m. from the first week of April until the last week of October.

• Susan Simmons made waves last summer by shaking off her MS and swimming the length of Cowichan Lake along with her friend Alex Cape. This year she plans to swim the from one of the lake to the other and back — a 65- to 70-kilometre swim expected to take 24 hours.

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