Kettle campaign begins

Al Watson, manager of Thrifty Foods in Duncan, right, hands over a cheque for $500 to kick off the Salvation Army’s Kettle Campaign in the Cowichan Valley to the Salvation Army’s Kettle Coordinator Don Bazinet, local ministry director Dave Maandag and family services coordinator Sonia Bento. The Kettle Campaign begins Friday, and organizers are still looking for volunteers to man the kettles. To sign up for a shift, call 250-732-2275. The national campaign has set a $21 million goal, with funds going to Canadians living in poverty.