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Meet a drag-racing accountant P. 5

Straight from the horse’s mouth Does this face look familiar? Last Wednesday afternoon, this 18-year-old Morgan mare, also known as Pretty Maid, was seen roaming the streets of Ladysmith with her handler Brittany Bethinger to promote riding camps taking place at Takala Trails Ranch this summer. NIOMI PEARSON/CHRONICLE

Rotary recognizes Walbank, Leukefeld Lindsay Chung THE CHRONICLE

Service above self. It’s the motto of Rotary, and it’s the reason dedicated Ladysmith Rotary members David Walbank and Cheryl Leukefeld were recognized last weekend. During the installation of Ron Howe as Ladysmith Rotary’s president for the next year on June 16, Walbank was honoured with the Ivan Gardner Award, and Leukefeld was named Rotarian of the Year. The Ivan Gardner Award hasn’t been

presented very often in Ladysmith Rotary, and it is awarded for service above and beyond self both in the community and internationally. Walbank couldn’t attend the installation in person because of his compromised immune system, but club members set up Skype so he could still participate in the evening. “It’s a bit difficult to describe it in words,” said Walbank. “I’ve never missed an installation, and they made sure I didn’t miss that one. The whole night was just a magical night for me.” Walbank has been in service clubs for 43

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Rotary had collected from all over western British Columbia and repaired. “It was one of those things that everyone in the club got behind,” said Walbank. Ladysmith Rotary also donated power to a children’s hospital in Puerto Escondido, Mexico, which didn’t have any emergency power for surgery. “Prior to us doing that, the surgeons used to carry flashlights in case the power went out,” said Walbank. Walbank, a past club president, started the For King and Country Veteran’s Dinner, which is now presented in conjuncSee Rotary Page 3

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Rotary installation a ‘magical night’ From Page 1 tion with the Royal Canadian Legion, and as far as Walbank can find, Ladysmith is the only place in the world that has this ceremony. The whole club has gotten behind everything Walbank has done, he emphasized. “When they say I got an award, I did, but I look at it as I was the driver of the cart, and they all jumped in with me,” he said. “It’s thanks to the other members of the club that I got the award.” Walbank is 75 years old and has lived all over, and he loves the helping spirit in Ladysmith. “The whole of Ladysmith is a town of volunteers,” he said. “We’re not by ourselves. It’s an amazing town. I’ve lived many places, and I’ve never come across a place like PHOTOS COURTESY OF LINDA BROWN Ladysmith where peoIn top photo, David Walbank reacts to receiving ple want to help.” Leukefeld is just the Ivan Gardner Award through Skype during the a s i m p r e s s e d b y Ladysmith Rotary installation June 16. Above, CherLadysmith and by her yl Leukefeld receives her Rotarian of the Year Award and the Lance Corporal Basil M. Halhed vase. fellow Rotarians. Leukefeld is going into her fifth year as a “I love the town, and in November 2010, member of Ladysmith it’s a nice way of giv- for one year. Halhed, Rotary, and she has ing back to the com- who went to school in been the club service munity we call home,” this area, died May 23, chair for three years. she said. “I think for 1944, and when he was “It’s a way for me to anybody moving to honoured during the give back to the com- a new home, it’s the Empty Chair ceremomunity,” she said. “I best way to meet peo- ny at the For King and l o v e t h e p e o p l e ; ple who make you feel Country dinner two they’re a great bunch welcome.” years ago, his daughof community-minded Rotarian of the Year ter came over from people. I’ve had a great is voted on by all the Ireland to present the time being involved in club members, and the Waterford crystal vase the club.” award means a lot to to Rotary. Rotary members can Leukefeld. Halhed was a membecome involved in “It was a great honour ber of the Seaforth any of the club’s vari- and a pleasure,” she Highlanders of Canada, ous avenues of ser- said. “The installation and Leukefeld’s brothvice, and Leukefeld was a really great eve- er was the Highlanders’ h a s a l w a y s b e e n ning this year because chaplain in Vancouver involved in Light Up, we had David Walbank for more than 20 years, the pancake break- there by Skype and he so the vase has an fast at Ladysmith Days, won the Ivan Gardner added connection to Santa’s Breakfast and Award; it was just icing Leukefeld. t h e F o r K i n g a n d on the cake when I Leukefeld’s son is Country dinner. She won Rotarian of the a Rotary member in started the Ladysmith Year. It’s something I Australia, and when Rotary men’s fashion think every Rotarian she visited him, she show. strives for because went to three meetLeukefeld and her it comes from your ings with him and h u s b a n d — w h o peers.” found it very welcommoved here from Salt As Rotarian of the ing because the meetSpring Island — have Year, Leukefeld gets ings are so similar, no always volunteered to hold onto the Lance matter where you go. in the community in C o r p o r a l B a s i l M . “It’s a very neat orgawhich they live, and Halhed Memorial Vase, nization, and they do she really enjoys being which was presented such great work,” she in Ladysmith Rotary. to Ladysmith Rotary said.

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Big Bike raises almost $11,000


The Heart and Stroke Big Bike came through Ladysmith June 11, and eight teams hopped aboard the bicycle built for 30 and raised $10,804.05 for the Heart and Stroke Foundation. The top fundraising team was Trish’s Troupe (pictured here) which raised $3,414 and won the Spirit Award. Trish is a heart surgery survivor, and team members wrote the names of the poeple for whom they were riding on their “ears.” Organizers thank 49th Parallel Grocery, the Town of Ladysmith, and Ladysmith Family and Friends for their support.

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NOTICES & NEWS JULY 2012 Council Meeting Schedule Council Meetings Government Services Committee Mayor’s Open Door – City Hall City Hall (410 Esplanade) Business Hours Corner of Trans Canada Hwy. and Roberts St.

Tuesday, July 3rd and Monday, July 16th at 7:00 p.m. Monday, July 16th, at 5:30 p.m. Thursdays, 4:30 - 6:00 p.m. Monday - Friday, 9:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m. except statutory holidays

2012 PROPERTY TAXES ARE DUE: TUESDAY, JULY 3, 2012 AT 4:00 P.M. 2012 Tax Notices have been mailed. If you have not received a notice (especially new property owners), please contact City Hall at 250.245.6414 ext. 6206 immediately to avoid a penalty. Please note that City Hall will be closed on Monday, July 2nd in lieu of the Canada Day Holiday. • Penalty: If your Property Taxes are not paid by 4:00 p.m., July 3rd, a late payment penalty of 10% is added to the current taxes. • Homeowner Grant: Complete, sign and return the form to City Hall by July 3rd; no payment is required to claim the Grant. Remember, if you don’t apply for the Home-owner Grant by the July 3rd deadline you will be subject to a penalty of 10 % of the grant even if your mortgage company pays your property taxes. Mortgage Holders: If your mortgage company pays your taxes, the company name should appear on your tax notice. If it does not, contact your mortgage company. As the homeowner, you must claim the Homeowner Grant by July 3rd to avoid the late payment penalty. Post marks are not accepted as date of payment. Payment Options: At City Hall - by cheque, debit card and post-dated cheque; at most financial institutions in Canada with your remittance slip (Home Owner Grant portion). You may now pay online at participating financial institutions. *Please check your transaction maximum if paying by debit card.* Questions? Contact - City Hall, 410 Esplanade or call 250.245.6414 ext. 6206.

*NEW* PAY YOUR PROPERTY TAXES ONLINE! (AT PARTICIPATING FINANCIAL INSTITUTIONS) Did you know you can now pay your property taxes online? Many of the financial institutions have now added Ladysmith for online Property Tax payments. When setting up on-line payment of your property taxes, you will be asked to enter your Ladysmith ‘account’ or registration number. This is the tax roll number found at the top right corner of your tax notice. The payment must be made by July 3rd to avoid penalty. If you need help, please contact your financial institution or call City Hall at 250.245.6400. If you have not received your tax notice, please call 250.245.6414 ext. 6206.

Police looking for Forrest Field spray painters Anyone with information asked to call RCMP The Ladysmith Detachment responded to 48 calls for service over the past seven days. Saturday, June 16

• The Ladysmith RCMP received a report of a purse stolen from the Timberlands Pub. As a result of the police investigation, a 64-year-old male a n d a 5 3 - y e a r- o l d female were arrested for theft. Both were released to appear in court at a future date. Monday, June 18 • The Ladysmith RCMP received a report of a break and enter to Saltair Recycling on Thicke Road.

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report that buildings at the Forest Field on Fourth Avenue had been spray painted over the weekend. The police are continuing their investigation. Anyone with any information is asked to contact the Ladysmith RCMP Detachment at 250245-2215. Thursday, June 21

The break and enter occurred over the weekend, and a computer, Kona mountain bike and various tools were stolen. A forensic identification exam is being conducted, and the police are continuing their investigation. • RCMP received a

• The Ladysmith RCMP received a complaint of a break and enter to a shed that occurred overnight in the 13000 block of Cedar Road. A padlock was cut off a shed, and a jerrycan of gasoline was stolen. There are no suspects or witnesses.

CLAIM YOUR HOMEOWNER GRANT ONLINE! Did you know you can claim your Home Owner Grant online? All you need is your roll number and personal access code. You will find these at the top portion of your tax notice. Then visit and click on the “Read More” button in the Property Tax notice on the home page and follow the instructions. Once you have completed your Home Owner Grant online there is no need to send in your form. This service is available any time of day and from anywhere there is internet access, even if you are on vacation. The Homeowner Grant must be claimed by July 3rd to avoid a penalty. If you require assistance, please contact the Property Tax Department at 250.245.6414 ext. 6206 during regular office hours, or email For more information about Homeowner Grants visit the Province of BC web site at If you have not received your tax notice, please call 250.245.6414 ext. 6206.

SECOND QUARTER UTILITY BILLS – WILL BE MAILED BY THE THIRD WEEK OF JULY Utility bills covering the period April to June, 2012 will be mailed in late July. Payment is due by September 5th, 2012 at 4:00 p.m. If you did not receive your bill by the end of July, or have any questions about it, please call City Hall at 250.245.6414, extension 6206.

PARKS, RECREATION & CULTURE SURVEY –DEADLINE JUNE 30, 2012 Tell us how we’re doing! We are conducting a Parks, Recreation & Culture survey to assess awareness of, participation in, and satisfaction with programs, services and facilities. The survey will also help us to identify needs, as well as determine current gaps in and barriers to participation. The results will enable us to develop programs, activities and strategies to better meet the needs of local residents. Please fill out the Parks, Recreation & Culture Strengths and Needs Assessment. You can get a copy at the Frank Jameson Community Centre, at City Hall, or online at You can also do the survey online at

HERITAGE BUILDING PLAQUES INSTALLED Six of Ladysmith’s historic buildings now boast plaques to commemorate their value to our community’s history. The plaques were created under the leadership of the Town’s Heritage Revitalization Advisory Commission. The plaques can be seen along the Town’s Heritage Route — pick up your copy of the route map at City Hall, the Visitor Information Centre, at 411 B 1st Avenue or online at

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People in Your Community — Tammy Leslie

Life’s no drag for local accountant Lindsay Chung THE CHRONICLE

For the past 13 years, Ladysmith accountant Tammy Leslie has been taking one of her two Camaros to drag races. And last month, she won her first race. The Ladysmith Downtown Business Association (LDBA) director and Ladysmith Show and Shine committee member took her four-speed 1980 Camaro nicknamed Lucy-Bee to the drag races in Sechelt on the Sunshine Coast and won first place in the street car class. Besides Lucy-Bee, Leslie has another Camaro, a 1970-and-ahalf Z28 model, which she says is fairly rare for that year. The Z28 has been completely restored, and Leslie now takes the car to shows instead of races. Leslie’s husband Dwight did most of the work himself, her cousin helped take it apart, and Little Valley Restorations helped restore the car. Last year, the Z28 won Best Paint at the Parksville and Qualicum shows. Leslie started drag racing when she was living in Sechelt. After seeing their friends run in the drag races there, her husband decided to race. Leslie was pregnant, so she couldn’t race, but the next year, she wanted to try, and she fell in love with it. “It’s fun — as long as you don’t take it seriously,” she said. “You

racing over the years. “He comes and watches, but he doesn’t want to drive,” said Leslie. Leslie, a partner with Atchison Palmer Leslie Chartered Accountants, moved to Yellow Point from Sechelt 10 years ago. She has been a member of the Ladysmith Show and Shine committee for three years. Leslie is the committee’s treasurer, and she has been a driving force for the Friday night Rod Run and has been in charge of the ladies’ poker walk, an initiative of the LDBA during the Show and Shine. “We’re trying to build up the Rod Run on the Friday night,” said Leslie. “It’s a neat way to see the cars. It’s one thing to see the cars on the strip, but it’s something different to hear them running. It’s a chance for everybody to come together.” Besides cars, Leslie is really interested in martial arts. She has been training at taekwondo for almost 11 years, LINDSAY CHUNG/CHRONICLE and she is a fourth-degree Tammy Leslie recently won her first drag race in Sechelt with her 1980 four-speed Camaro, Lucy-Bee. black belt. “I got into martial arts because meet a lot of neat people.” Leslie. racing when she was growing I wanted an exercise program,” Leslie likes the adrenaline “You don’t have to be the fast- up. she said. “It keeps you fit, and rush of racing. est car to win — you just have She hopes her children — it’s good for your mind — it’s “It’s the fastest you can go to be the most consistent driv- who are 11 and 14 — will con- good stress relief. I got addictwithout getting a ticket,” she er,” she said. “It totally evens tinue to show interest though. ed to it.” laughs. “If you do a little burn- it up.” Leslie has taken her children Leslie also rides horses. out, no one cares.” Leslie drives a four-speed, in her car as passengers during A Certified General Drag racing involves time tri- which she shifts manually like the time trials, and her daugh- Accountant and Chartered als to see how fast your car is a standard, and she says this ter is only two years away from Accountant with more than running, and during the actual makes it harder to be consis- being able to race when she 20 years’ experience, Leslie races, you have to dial in, which tent. has her N licence. is the LDBA’s treasurer, and means you pick how fast you While Leslie’s cousins in the “I wouldn’t stop them if they she is treasurer for her chilthink your car can go, and you Comox Valley have classic cars, wanted to,” she said. dren’s school Parent Advisory can’t go any faster, explained her parents weren’t into cars or Dwight has lost interest in Council.

New local food map released Niomi Pearson THE CHRONICLE

Food foraging in the Ladysmith area just got a little easier with the release of the third annual Buy Local! Buy Fresh! map. The free map, a product of the Cowichan Green Community (CGC), is a comprehensive directory for sourcing farms, restaurants and farmers’ markets where fresh, locally-grown food can be purchased. T h i s y e a r ’s m a p includes 68 farms — 14 of those new — from Cedar to Shawnigan Lake. There, you’ll find everything from asparagus and octopus to blackberry port and fresh stinging nettle,

says CGC mapping co-ordinator Raelynn Gibson. “It makes it easy for people to connect to local food,” she said. “There’s constantly new farmers that are coming into the market, and we want to provide a way for the farmer to have direct marketing.” There are approximately 11 farms on the map in the Cedar to Chemainus area, including Isabelle’s Garden, the Farm at Cedarwood, Steld Farm, Island Hazlenut Farm and Cedar Valley Poultry. “The Ladysmith, Chemainus, Cedar area is really well represented with fruits, vegetables, nuts, herbs, meat

and poultry,” Gibson said. Gibson said because the map is annual, it

Quoted in the Chronicle

“I think we’re very lukcy in the Cowichan region; people are very supportive of the local food movement.” Raelynn Gibson, Cowichan Green Community gives farmers a chance to look at highlighting other products to offer consumers as they diversify or try to find their niche. “I’ve farmed before,

and you’re so busy farming during the season that to also market your produce and get your name out there is difficult,” she said. Fortunately for farmers, however, there has been a real shift towards healthy, local eating in the past few years. “I think we’re very lucky in the Cowichan region; people are very supportive of the local food movement,” Gibson said. “We get such positive feedback from the map; people are calling us all the time looking for the latest edition.” The map includes all of the same useful tips as in previous years, such as a list of events and the top 10 reasons

to eat local. CGC is working on a more interactive map for next year, where users will be able to scan a farm on the map with a smartphone, and it will take them directly to an online map for directions. The Buy Local! Buy Fresh! map is now available for pick up from the Cowichan Green Community’s office at 181 Station St. in downtown Duncan, and it will become available at various businesses, farms and tourist destinations throughout the region. The CGC office is open Tuesday to Friday from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. For more information, contact Raelynn Gibson at 250-748-8506.

Cowichan Green Community mapping co-ordinator Raelynn Gibson shares the brand-new Buy Local! NIOMI PEARSON/CHRONICLE Buy Fresh! map.

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Hazelwood Herb Farm owner Barbara Stevens leads a tour of her North Oyster farm during Hazelwood’s inauguration as an ÉconoMusée June 14. Work pilot project. site in 1986, according H a z e l w o o d H e r b to the SDECB. Farm offers a unique When the opportunity opportunity for visitors came up to purchase to see, smell and taste the farm, Stevens and more than 400 different Warrior were already herbs cultivated and big fans of Hazelwood processed on site. The Herb Farm, explained Herbalism ÉconoMusée Stevens. site provides an inter- “We live in the area active learning setting and heard about it, where the public can and we came here and find out about the tra- were just blown away,” ditional and contempo- she said. I was busy finrary applications of the ishing my accounting herbalism trade in the degree and thinking ‘I processing of culinary, guess I’m good at math beauty and medicinal so I should do this.’ products. When the opportunity Preserving knowl- came up, I couldn’t e d g e , s h a r i n g t h a t stop thinking about it. knowledge and bring- I realized it embraced ing more exposure all my passions. Now I to the use of herbs is feel like I finally know the shared vision of what I want to be when Barbara Stevens and I grow up.” Mark Warrior, who Stevens says Dugas purchased Hazelwood is the one who started Herb Farm in 2010. this process before she H a z e l w o o d H e r b and Warrior bought Farm has been open t h e f a r m , a n d a s to the public since the Stevens and Warrior 1980s. Original own- learned more about ers Jacynthe Dugas the ÉconoMusée conand Richard White cept, they embraced it transformed a love of wholeheartedly. helpful plants in their “We’re really excited Nanaimo backyard about this process,” into a business when she said. “In taking they relocated to this over this farm, we

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Thirteen-year-old Brandon Williams (left) watches as Jeremy Lepage, 12, mixes the pizza dough during the final day of Cooks in the Kitchen, a new program offered by the Ladysmith Resources Centre Association recently. Safeway donated all the food for the four-week program.

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Celebrating preschool graduation

Eighteen young Ladysmith citizens graduated from Ladysmith Preschool on June 21. A full crowd of about 80 proud parents, grandparents and siblings crowded into Hardwick Hall to watch their loved one accept NIOMI PEARSON/CHRONICLE their preschool diploma.

New schedule for Ladysmith trolley Niomi Pearson THE CHRONICLE

T h e To w n o f Ladysmith is hoping its newly-revised trolley schedule will help increase ridership and make the service better for current riders. The new schedule goes into effect Mon., July 2. “We’ve just tidied up a few things; the main thing was getting more trips to Coronation Square,” said Ladysmith trolley committee chair Coun. Jillian Dashwood. “They’re simple changes.” Though nothing will change regarding the trolley’s days of operation or 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. timeframe, riders will notice a few adjustments to the route. Among the changes to the schedule is an extra run to Coronation Mall, bringing the total number to six. As of July 2, the trolley will no longer make

runs to Gill and Glen roads along Chemainus Road. As well, the trolley will not be heading directly down to Transfer Beach, although it will make a stop along Transfer Beach Boulevard and

Quoted in the Chronicle

“The main thing was getting more trips to Coronation Square,” Jillian Dashwood, councilor Oyster Bay Drive. “It was difficult and a little bit dangerous [to go directly to the Beach] because we can’t back the trolley, so they would have to do a circle,” Dashwood said. Dashwood added that new signage will be put up in the area to direct people to the stop at Transfer Beach

Boulevard and Methuen Street. While the Town continues to work with BC Transit to bring service to Ladysmith, Dashwood said they are doing what they can with the trolley service. “The opportunity for transit is not until next March, and nothing is set,” Dashwood said. “We’re doing the best we can at the moment. “We’re trying to do things that are helpful to people.” She noted that the new monthly passes, which came into effect in October, are a great way for people to utilize the trolley and that ridership has increased to about 58 riders a day from 49. Printed copies of the new schedule are available at City Hall, Public Works, Frank Jameson Community Centre and on the trolley. You can also view the schedule online at www.

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Recognizing the Legion

YOUR WORDS “We can do so much more together in creating a better future for all our children.” Mayor Rob Hutchins, Page 10


his week is Legion Week across the province, and it’s fitting that Legion Week is the week heading into Canada Day, because here in Ladysmith, members of the Royal Canadian Legion will play a big part in the ceremonies celebrating our nation’s birthday. These are the times you see the public side of what the Legion does in our community. It’s often quite moving to watch Legion members march in parades and stand at attention during ceremonies, but there are so many things they do that we don’t notice. Legion members volunteer 600,000 hours across B.C. every year, and in B.C., the Legion contributes well over $6.9 million every year for a vast array of community health, social, athletic, youth and educational programs, serving all citizens, according to the BC/Yukon Command of the Royal Canadian Legion. In 2011, Branch 171 in Ladysmith contributed almost $28,000 in gaming donations to community organizations in Ladysmith and the surrounding areas. Legion Week is officially proclaimed by the British Columbia and Yukon governments from June 24-30 to recognize and pay tribute to the charitable and volunteer work of the Legion, which touches the community in a variety of ways big and small. A big part of the week is opening the doors to the Legion. Like so many community organizations, members are getting older, and they’re always looking for new members to inject new blood, new energy and new ideas. If you’ve ever considered joining the Legion (you don’t have to be a veteran), Legion Week is the perfect time to find out more about the organization. Branch 171 in Ladysmith is hosting an open house and barbecue for the community this Saturday (June 30) from noon to 4 p.m. and it will be a great opportunity to meet some of our local Legion members and find out about everything they do in our community. — The Chronicle

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Poverty declines, nobody notices BC Views by Tom Fletcher


ou probably didn’t hear this on TV — the percentage of Canadians deemed “low income” went down slightly in 2010, according to the latest Statistics Canada analysis. This news was delivered in the annual “Income of Canadians” report last week. The share of people who fall below the federal Low-Income Cut-Off (LICO) went from 9.5 per cent to nine. The CBC couldn’t bring itself to admit any actual improvement, reporting on its website that the number of people with “low income” was about three million, “virtually unchanged from 2009.” Other media outlets followed the unwritten rule that nothing remotely positive must be presented as news, particularly if it reflects positively on a rightwing government. This information likely won’t have any effect on the political discussion

about “poverty” in B.C. The LICO survey will continue to be used as a measure of absolute poverty, despite the fact that it isn’t. It’s a relative measure that will always designate the same share of people at the low end of the scale. BC Stats, the provincial equivalent of the federal agency, explained this problem in a special report last year. “To illustrate,” the report said, “take a hypothetical future Canada where every citizen earns no less than $100,000 (and assume there has not been rampant inflation in the meantime, such that buying power is not dissimilar to what exists today) and millionaires are common. “In that kind of Canada, those at the low end of the income scale (that is, those earning ‘merely’ $100,000) would be considered poor if LICOs were used as a measure of poverty.” Math aside, that’s the alleged “poverty line” routinely cited by the usual media authorities, like B.C. Federation of Labour presi-

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dent Jim Sinclair. Sinclair campaigned for years to get the B.C. government to raise the minimum wage from $8 to $10 an hour. They did, in three increments, and on May 1 it increased to $10.25 an hour. As soon as the series of three increases was announced last November, Sinclair called a news conference to announce it’s not enough. To get to the LICO level, the minimum wage should be $11.50 an hour, Sinclair said. Of course, if B.C. businesses ponied up for that, the goalposts would shift again, and the same proportion of “poverty” would magically still exist. The B.C. NDP government-in-waiting continues to demand an “action plan” on poverty, with annual goals. All the progressive provinces have one, which I guess is why poverty is all but eradicated in enlightened places like Manitoba. There are signs of the reality behind this political smokescreen. Here’s one. For what may be the first time in history, we now have

a North American society where one of the most reliable indicators of poverty is obesity. This often gets explained away with a popular theory that poor people are somehow forced to eat fast food and drink pop because they can’t afford healthy food. People who advance this theory presumably don’t do much grocery shopping. There are plenty of processed, sugary, fat-laden choices at the supermarket too. But there is also whole wheat bread, rice and fresh or frozen vegetables that are as cheap as anywhere in the world. Given basic cooking skills and some effort, it’s easy to demonstrate which diet is cheaper as well as healthier. Most immigrants know this. Which diet you choose isn’t a function of money, but rather one of education and self-discipline. There is genuine poverty in our society. One of the things that’s needed is a useful way to define it. Tom Fletcher is legislative reporter and columnist for Black Press newspapers.

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Council should seek taxpayer input on transit proposal

SD79 advocating for students

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Editor: The Cowichan school board is doing what they were elected to do: they are advancing the cause of public education. SD79 trustees have rejected another round of cuts and submitted a needs budget to the provincial government. Despite a decade of cuts amounting to $16 million, the Nanaimo-Ladysmith school board has decided against restoring programs and services. With no plan to reduce class sizes, SD68 trustees decided instead to spend an additional $272,000 on districtlevel management. In Cowichan, the needs of students are the top priority. In Nanaimo-Ladysmith, it’s all about having more superintendents.

Editor: Editor’s Note: This is a letter sent to the mayor and council and copied to the Chronicle. Re: Transport proposal I am very disturbed about the above for the following reasons: 1. This was raised several years ago at a meeting of the Ladysmith Taxpayers Association and was firmly rejected. There was no guarantee of ridership, especially to the Duncan destination. When the mayor was asked if there was to be an opt-out clause in the contract so that the taxpayers were not penalized, we were told that we would be locked into financially supporting this forever. I was aghast and pointed out that this was tantamount to signing a blank cheque, a move which no effective business would ever do. It is also immoral, as it is public money. Ours!!! 2. The next move was the purchase of the trolley, also known as the “airbus” because of the lack of riders. It is imperative that a serious cost/benefit analysis be done on all proposed expenditures, especially major ones such as the above. We have a small tax base, and judging by the way businesses are closing downtown, it is being eroded. We cannot afford irresponsible financial decisions. The last tax increase is difficult to swallow, especially when one considers how much of it is a result of paying for the trolley. I would like to see a full financial report on the cost of this, including capital expense, depreciation, fuel, salaries for drivers, insurance, repairs and maintenance, storage, etc. Why not get some input from the taxpayers regarding the desire for public transportation, if any, and suggestions as to where and what type? It would probably be wise to see if they are willing to pay higher taxes for this. Jacqueline Estabrooks Ladysmith

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dozen cyclists a week that use this route will appreciate these changes. That still leaves though an equal distance over the Holland Creek single lane, so what was the point of the double laning? I’m told this is the first part of the council’s plan for a town-wide bicycle path system. If you haven’t seen this plan, then go to the town’s website and key in Bicycle Path Plan or go to Town Hall and ask for a copy. It is an amazing and extravagant and useless waste of our tax dollars. Perhaps council is caught up in a sort of Field of Dreams mindset. You know, “Build it and they will come.” Somehow, I doubt it. Brian Bradshaw Ladysmith

Editor: If you are one of the 99 per cent of the citizens of Ladysmith who does not ride or walk down Bayview to Coronation Square, you should spend a little time to look at the expanded pathway that runs along the highway. There, you will see your tax dollars at work. What was once a quite adequate single path for pedestrians and bikes has been made double wide. Let’s not think about the cost. Men and machines laboured on this project for two whole weeks. The lamp posts were a bit of a nuisance — where they stood conveniently by the side of the single path, now they would stand in the middle of the wider path. The solution? Well, one was actually moved two feet; another had the path widened more to go round it and another was left in the middle. You take your chance with that one. This path goes with the new cycle path going down from Stevenson to the highway. I am sure the half-

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Editor: I would like to express a sincere thank you to the residents of High Street who were so helpful to me and my family. At around 4 p.m. on Sunday, our three-year-old son Jesse went missing from our backyard. My family and I searched the house

in a panic but couldn’t find him. He always responds when we call him. We were fearing the worst. We frantically ran out into the road and just started screaming his name and running up and down the streets calling him. And then to my surprise, people came out of their homes, some with babies in hand, and they started to call for him too. There were people on foot and bike searching for him too. I was on the phone with 9-1-1 when we found him hiding in our basement under the laundry table. I am so overwhelmed with gratitude for everyone who came out in an instant and pitched in to help find Jesse. These people were strangers and neighbours I barely knew ... I can’t believe the love and care these people demonstrated!!! Me and my family are so blessed to live in such an amazing community where everyone comes to the aid of someone in dire need. From me and my family, thank you residents of High Street!! Special thanks to Elaine Frank and all her helpers at Carlos Place! Mandy Scollon Ladysmith

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Working together for a better future Lindsay Chung THE CHRONICLE

The Town of Ladysmith and Stz’uminus First Nation are putting a new emphasis on working together for a common goal of creating a better future. And that was evident last week when Ladysmith Mayor Rob Hutchins and Stz’uminus Chief John Elliott were guest speakers at the Ladysmith Chamber of Commerce’s general meeting June 19 at Page Point Bistro, as they shared speaking notes and talked about overcoming the past and moving forward together. Hutchins spoke about how aboriginal people have suffered at the hands of European colonizers for many, many years. “Even today, although we have made major

improvements, marginalization of First Nations and aboriginal people continues,” he said. “And yet, despite the years of grief and suffering, aboriginal people continue to rise with determination and pride and a collective resolve to move forward and ensure a better tomorrow for their children.” One big step forward occurred when the Town of Ladysmith and the Stz’uminus First Nation signed a renewed Community Accord — called the Naut’sa Mawt (Working Together) Community Accord — to mark their commitment to work even more closely together on a range of issues on May 25. “Many things have happened in the past, but we are working together to correct those things,” said Elliott. The accord symboliz-

es the two communities’ commitment to better their future, explained Elliott. “We share the same interests within our communities, so we need to work together to build a community,” he said. “In our culture and tradition, there are symbols we use ... paddling together is strong in our culture as a canoe people, and that’s what we wanted to accomplish, is paddling in the same direction to accomplish the same things. The purpose of the Accord is to improve our communication and co-operation for the benefit of all our community.” “We’re committed,” he emphasized. “We also are going to sign a Protocol and a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) that has meaning where we work together, and we have the same com-


mon goals and accomplishments that we can help each other as communities and as governments to build a nation.” The Town of Ladysmith is in the process of completing a three-year Liquid Waste Management Plan and is also in the process of upgrading its sewage treatment plant to secondary treatment. This will help restore the health of the Ladysmith Harbour, and when the plant is completed, the Town will be able to service 17,500 people — more than two times the current population of 8,200 — with the ability to expand to serve 30,000 people, explained Hutchins. Completion of the plant will also help the Stz’uminus First Nation, who want to build a significant residential and commercial development behind the Husky station and A&W just north of town and who need access to sanitary sewer for that development to be successful, noted Hutchins.

Ladysmith Mayor Rob Hutchins (left) and Stz’uminus First Nation Chief John Elliott speak about their commitment to working together during the Ladysmith Chamber of Commerce’s general meeting June 19. “The MOU we’re in the process of creating right now will support us working together on this initiative,” he said. Elliott hopes that completion of an MOU with the Town of Ladysmith will help the Stz’uminus First Nation create a partnership with the town that will clean up DL651 — the lot between the Ladysmith Maritime Society Community Marina and Slack Point known as the Dog Patch — and construct a new marina

that will create jobs and economic wealth for both sides of the harbour. As well, Elliott hopes the MOU will help facilitate agreements with the Town to create an industrial park at the south end of Ladysmith, something the Stz’uminus First Nation has hoped for for a long time. Another initiative the MOU could help with is water access by enabling the Town to access water from Stocking Lake.


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“Our goal is to have better access to Stocking Lake, and it involves building a multi-kilometre pipeline from Holland Lake to the intake at Stocking Lake, and this crosses through Crown Land, Stz’uminus First Nation land,” said Hutchins. Hutchins noted the communities of Shell Beach and Kulleet Bay have to bring in water because they don’t have sufficient access to good water, so the MOU calls for an agreement stating the Town will provide fresh water to Shell Beach and Kulleet Bay when this pipeline is built. During their presentation, Hutchins and Elliott expressed their commitment to working together numerous times. “Both of our communities want to be resilient communities,” said Hutchins. “We can do so much more together in creating a better future for all of our children.” “Stz’uminus is a community that is moving forward and looking to build partnerships and relationships that will build a community, and that’s what we’re doing,” said Elliott. “Even though there’s been many things in the past, we are willing to overcome those to build a future for our children.”

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Celebrate in Hit the beach for Ladysmith’s Canada Chemainus at Waterwheel Day celebrations Park

Live music, an art auction, children’s activities and special ceremonies are all part of the excitement planned at Transfer Beach this Canada Day. The Chemainus Business Improvement Ladysmith’s Canada Day festivities kick off with the Ladysmith Arts Association (BIA) and Chemainus Valley Council Chair Auction in the morning. Historical Society have planned a full day of View the reclaimed, restored and painted chairs, stools and tables and free family activities at Waterwheel Park for start bidding on silent auction items at 9:30 a.m. at the amphitheatre. The Canada Day. live auction will begin at 11:30 a.m. From 11:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m., there will be Canada Day opening ceremonies will take place at 1 p.m. at the amphithe- tons of free activities at Waterwheel Park orgaatre, and there is something for everybody planned all afternoon long. nized by the Chemainus BIA, including games There will be kids’ games and activities in front of the Kinsmen Shelter and crafts, a petting zoo, pony rides and and live music at the amphitheatre from 1-5 p.m. entertainment. Families can enjoy birthAt 3 p.m., there will be ceremonies day cake, face painting and nail paintfeaturing Stz’uminus First ing. There will be a First Nations cerNation and the Town emony and plenty of entertainment on of Ladysmith at the the stage, including Juno-nominated amphitheatre and a children’s entertainer Rick Scott, the giant cake. The Royal Tzinquaw Dancers, and Oh Ogopogo, Canadian Legion Branch a fun, new band. 171 Colour Party will On Canada Day, the Chemainus be part of a ceremony Valley Museum will host a Giant honouring the Diamond Garage Sale to raise funds for the Jubilee of Queen Elizabeth museum’s expansion. You’ll have a II and commemorating the chance to find some great treasures while ARTSCOUNCIL 200th anniversary of the supporting the museum, enjoy free Canada War of 1812. Day cake and refreshCanada Day is also the first night of the Ladysmith ments and learn about Resources Centre Association (LRCA)’s Concerts in the Park series. the historical society’s Kemal Evans kicks off Concerts in the Park with a blend of hip hop, pop exciting plans for the and reggae music at 6 p.m. at the amphitheatre. The concert is by dona- future. tion, and all money raised goes to the LRCA. HEMAINUS ATERWHEEL Find all the informaFind all the details about Ladysmith’s exciting Canada Day activities tion you need on this below and at right. Sun, July 1 11:30 – page. L A D Y S M I T H

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South-end trail maps not accurate Lindsay Chung THE CHRONICLE

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This overlay provided by Brian Thom shows the distortion he found in the Town of Ladysmith’s maps for the south-end trail system around Heart and Stocking lakes. The purple line depicts the trail as seen on the map, while the light blue line shows Thom’s actual hike. hiking with his family, Thom has spoken to six other families who had the same problem and thought it looked like a reasonably short walk around Stocking Creek, but it actually turned out to be a much longer adventure. Thom recommended that council direct staff to either re-make existing maps that are on all the signs, brochures and town website or provide some kind of inset or overlay that can better reveal the true geography of the south-end trail system. Thom found that the town maps have rotated and shrunk the distances at the south of the trail system. “They seem to line up on the other side of the power line but get distorted south of the power line,” he said. “I think the safety con-

cern here and certainly just the enjoyment factor was when we were judging how far this was going to be, we really didn’t anticipate it to be this long. The same thing happened to the families I spoke to; all of us have kids, and all of us were out for a much longer hike than we thought. “The other small problem is that there’s no signage or markers for the trailhead that are very clear to get up in this part, and I think this is a well-known problem.” Ladysmith Chamber of Commerce president Rob Waters told council staff at the Visitor Centre are receiving similar criticism and hearing that it is hard to find the trails and to figure out when to make appropriate turns once they’re on the trail.

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what I want to present to you is that what I found is the map the Town has and on the brochures and signs on the trailheads is quite different than what is in reality on the ground,” said Thom. “On the map that Ladysmith has on their signs and on the trails, it appears much, much shorter than it actually is, and so, when judging how long it’s going to take for the hike and even where to arrive at the trailhead, we found it difficult.” Thom and his family thought they were heading out for a twoto three-hour hike, but it took them the whole afternoon and into the evening. “I think this is a safety concern, and I wanted to bring it to your attention,” he told council. Since encountering the problem while


When it comes to Ladysmith’s trail system at the south end of town, what the Town’s maps say and what Google Earth and GPS say are not the same thing. And that worries Ladysmith resident Brian Thom, a parent of young children and a professor at the University of Victoria who recently opened a mapping laboratory. Thom addressed Ladysmith council June 18 to raise concerns about the Town of Ladysmith’s maps for the south-end trail system from Battie Road to Heart Lake. Thom shared overlays of data he collected using GPS and Google Earth and current Ladysmith Parks, Recreation and Culture maps to illustrate differences and inaccuracies. Thom had taken GPS units out on a hike to Stocking Lake and was surprised by what he found. Current maps put out by Ladysmith Parks, Recreation and Culture are distorted and out of scale for the south-end system, making it difficult to locate the trails and hard to judge the length of outings, he explained to council. “I took my family to the hike on the south end that goes up to the Stocking Lake trail, and

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For all that musical theatre brings to the stage — entertainment, brilliant costumes, catchy lyrics and memorable characters — it can also leave us with valuable lessons on life with barely a word uttered in monotone. Chemainus Theatre’s latest musical adventure, Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat, does just that, as it teaches us the importance of forgiveness, a positive attitude and, of course, our dreams. Based on the biblical tale in

Genesis 39, Joseph and the Ken Lavigne). many colours and filled it Technicolor Dreamcoat tells Joseph is reunited with his with an entire cast of many the story of a young, hand- brothers when they come to talents. An effectively nice some and somewhat spoiled Egypt, having suffered fam- touch is the children’s choir young dreamer, Joseph ine. At first, Joseph disguises (filled with a few familiar (played by Adam Charles), himself and plays a trick on Ladysmith faces), making it who is the apple of his his brothers to teach them a performance for all ages father’s eye. This gets him a lesson, but ultimately, he to enjoy. into trouble with his 11 jeal- forgives them and is reunited With 25 songs performed in ous brothers, who get even with his father Jacob (played a delightful slew of genres by selling him into slavery. by Hal Kerbes) as well. (countrified One More Angel N a r r a t e d b y t h e a d o rI a m a l w a y s c o n t i n u - in Heaven, French café-style able and angelic Alison ally impressed at how the Those Caanan Days, and M a c d o n a l d , w e f o l l o w Chemainus Theatre is able rock ‘n’ roll Song of the Joseph through his trials and to revive the larger produc- King), the production is a tribulations and eventual tions on its smaller stage, veritable feast for the eyes rise to power after he inter- and Joseph was no excep- and ears. No two scenes are prets the dreams of the Elvis- tion. entirely alike, making the mimicking pharaoh (played Director Shane Snow has performance’s 160-minute brilliantly by Chemainus’s taken the tale of the coat of runtime fly by like a dream.



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Inspired by his ancestors CHURCH DIRECTORY Community Art Showcase profiles Coast Salish carver John Marston Community art showcase Sherry Bezanson Ladysmith Arts Council

John Marston is a local carver with an international presence in the art world. His impressive and inspiring showcase of quality projects and installations is breathtaking. He’s a Coast Salish carver from Stz’uminus First Nation, and his most recent contribution of art can be seen on the cast aluminum door handles for the new Ladysmith Maritime Society Marine Reception Centre. The handles represent a welcoming and hold the powerful meaning of community that Stz’uminus people are extending to Ladysmith. Marston’s designs are traditional Coast Salish with a freshness and sharpness that is palpable. His use of subtle colours evokes the sense of island mists and the gravel runs of West Coast sockeye; on others, the use of the brightest reds are the shade of the roe of the fish itself. Marston explains that in the traditional Coast Salish art tradition, the form is always defined and interpreted by the

artist, creating c individualism in expresses that he feels privileged one’s w work. to have had many experiences Marst Marston’s parents were both that resulted in the exchange of carvers carvers, and he started carving ideas between cultures. at age eight. As a young man, Several of Marston’s shows he als also worked with carver on Vancouver Island and in the Simon Charlie from Cowichan. Lower Mainland reflect the caliHe describes his youth as bre of his current work. He has immersed in the carving tradi- a freestanding, double-sided tion of his family and relations, carving panel at the Museum of often creating past works from Anthropology at UBC. Marston museum articles and items from describes it as a work in yellow private collections. Marston cedar, black walnut, ebony, sepic has travelled to many parts of rose and with cedar bark and the world working with other root throughout. He also has one cultures, sharing and learning at the Vancouver International carving skills. Airport in the domestic deparFrom 2000 to 2005, he worked ture area that consists of nine full-time at the Royal BC Museum traditional carved paddles susin Victoria at the Mungo Martin pended from the ceiling. carving shed. He volunteered Hearing Marston speak of his there and gave talks on Coast work, it is obvious that meaning Salish art and culture. In addi- is a very important, if not the tion, he was a resident carver most important, piece of the for several years, where he was art. Marston has an installment exposed to many talented carv- at the Nanaimo Airport called ers to learn from and aspire White Light that “represents a toward. prayer for our people and all Marston’s extensive work is people who come through our staggering in its quantity and territory and for those travelquality. He has been acknowl- ling abroad. White Light repreedged as he’s moved forward with sents healing.” And the healing many awards, the latest being invitation is offered out through the BC Creative Achievement Marston’s work. Award for Arts in 2009. As individuals and community Marston has a rich appreciation members, it is our responsibilof his life work and the oppor- ity to ensure that we accept that tunities that have unfolded. He invitation.

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More soccer for Ladysmith First annual Stz’uminus soccer tournament kicks off June 29 Lindsay Chung THE CHRONICLE

This weekend, First Nations soccer players of all ages will take to Ladysmith fields, as the Stz’uminus First Nation hosts the first of what will become a major annual soccer tournament. The Stz’uminus First Annual Soccer Tournament will be held June 29 to July 1 and will feature play by youth teams from U5 up to U14 and men’s and women’s teams. The tournament will be held at various soccer fields in Ladysmith, including Forrest Field, the field

at the Frank Jameson and Saturday, and the and fun. ment will be an annuCommunity Centre men’s and women’s “There are lots of al event hosted by and all three schools. finals will take place tournaments, and we the Stz’uminus First Youth teams from U5 Sunday afternoon. want to get into [the Nation. to U14 will be compet- The women’s final circuit] and promote “I think our tournaing, as well as men’s will be held Sunday our community and ment’s only going to and women’s teams. at 1 p.m. at Forrest our reserve,” he said. grow from year to Stz’uminus Soccer Field, and the men’s “We’re trying to pro- year,” said Harris. director Tim Harris final will follow at 3 mote healthy living.” Organizers of the says 14 men’s teams p.m. Harris says there S t z ’ u m i n u s F i r s t a n d 1 0 w o m e n ’s Following the final, are all kinds of soc- A n n u a l S o c c e r teams have already t h e r e w i l l b e t r o - cer tournaments from Tournament are still confirmed, and they phy presentations about Easter until July, looking for financial could see up to 900 a n d s p e e c h e s b y and they are mostly d o n a t i o n s o r a n y a t h l e t e s o f F i r s t Stz’uminus Chief John all First Nations. type of donations that Nation descent at the Elliott and Ladysmith “ I t ’s n o t a k n o c k could help a soccer tournament. Mayor Rob Hutchins. of saying no white tournament, as well Teams are coming H a r r i s s a y s t h e people; it’s more say- as volunteers, and from the Squamish S t z ’ u m i n u s F i r s t ing this is our event, anyone who is able N a t i o n a n d f r o m N a t i o n c o m m u n i - and this is something to help can contact Chilliwack, Alert Bay, ty wanted to host we’re proud of,” he Tim Harris at 250-245Saanich and Victoria. the tournament to said. “We’re trying to 0969. T h e S t z ’ u m i n u s become part of the hang on to some of Harris thanks First Annual Soccer First Nations soccer the traditions we do everybody for all the Tournament will take circuit and to pro- have.” support they have place all day Friday mote healthy living The soccer tourna- received so far.

Mustangs gallop toward home stretch Niomi Pearson THE CHRONICLE

With only seven games left in the regular season, the Cowichan Valley Mustangs midgets are heading into the home stretch in third place in the standings. In 29 games, the Mustangs have won 19 games and lost 10. “They’ve been throwing really well,” said head coach Lorne LaFleur. The midgets got off to a rough start this

season, losing a lot of season games will be one-run games early on. played on the road on However, the predomi- Sunday, July 8, against nantly junior team is West Kelowna. coming along nicely, The mustangs have winning seven out of already secured a spot their last eight games. in the provincial tourThat includes winning nament in Chilliwack both games of a dou- August 2. bleheader against the “We just keep going on, Chilliwack Cougars on doing what we’re doing Sunday afternoon. and we’ll do just fine,” “They keep learning as Lafleur said. we go along, and they’re Third baseman Drew a p p l y i n g t h e s k i l l Bossons of the Mustangs they’ve learnt,” Lafleur can’t quite come up with said. “That bodes well the ball as a Chilliwack for the future.” runner heads to third. Their next two regular

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MATCO. CLASS 1 Household Goods Drivers. 2 years experience required. $5000 sign-on bonus. Terms and conditions apply. Competitive wages. Contact: Dana Watson, Fax 780-484-8800

EDUCATION/TRADE SCHOOLS MEDICAL TRANSCRIPTION Rated #2 for at-home jobs. Start training today. High graduate employment rates. Low monthly payments. Be a success! Enroll now. 1-800466-1535

FARM WORKERS AUSTRALIA/NEW Zealand dairy, beef, sheep, crop enterprises have opportunities for trainees to live & work Down Under. Apply now! Ph:1-888598-4415

HELP WANTED An Alberta Construction Company is hiring dozer, excavator and labour/rock truck operators. Preference will be given to operators that are experienced in oilfield road and lease construction. Lodging and meals provided. The work is in the vicinity of Edson, Alberta. Alcohol & Drug testing required. Call Contour Construction at 780-723-5051. AUTOMOTIVE TECHNICIAN required for busy mechanical and maintenance shop in beautiful Campbell River, BC. Vehicle inspection ticket an asset. Please email resume to Full time, Mon - Fri. Open shift 5:30 am - 1:30 pm. Part time Sat - Tues Closing shift. Please bring resume in person to Esquires Coffee House, Ladysmith.

SCUBA DIVERS Hiring F/T and seasonal, Certified WCB Unrestricted Scuba Divers, with valid First Aid, O2 Therapy & Medical. If interacting with tourists, caring for and showcasing marine specimens, as well as performing routine maintenance work on one of Victoria’s iconic tourist attractions is for you. Please send your resume to T-MAR INDUSTRIES located in Campbell River is hiring for the position of Heavy Duty Mechanic. Position comes with a competitive benefit package and applicant must possess a valid driver’s license. For details visit Contact Tyson Lambert by Fax: 250-286-9502 or by Email:

THE LEMARE GROUP is accepting resumes for the following positions: • Experienced Boom man • Grapple Yarder Operator • Hooktender • Off Highway Logging Truck Driver • Heavy Duty Mechanics • Chasers • A-frame Operator • 980 Operators-dryland sort Full time with union rates and benefits. Please send resumes by fax to 250-9564888 or email to


Well established flower shop is looking for an experienced florist with retail experience. Good customer service skills essential. Must be available weekends and on call. Drop off resume to: Bloooms at the 49th, 1020B First Ave., Ladysmith. or email: No phone calls please.

INCOME OPPORTUNITY EARN EXTRA Cash! - P/T, F/T immediate openings. easy computer work, other positions are available. Can be done from home. No experience needed.









Marquise is looking for P/T & F/T Cooks to join our team at a care facility located on Vancouver Island. Candidates must have previous cooking experience and Red Seal certification or Cook papers is an asset. A criminal records check, FoodSafe, TB Test and Hep A/B shots required upon hire.

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M O N E Y P R OV I D E R . C O M . $500 Loan and +. No Credit Refused. Fast, Easy, 100% Secure. 1-877-776-1660.





Western Forest Products Inc. is an integrated Canadian forest products company located on Vancouver Island that is committed to the safety of our employees, the culture of performance and the discipline to achieve results. We currently have the following openings:

Ramsay Machine Works requires Journeyman Steel Fabricators c/w Red Seal Certification immediately. CWB tickets an asset. This is a union position with comparable wages and benefits. Please forward resumes to Ramsay Machine Works Ltd. 2066 Henry Ave. West, Sidney, BC, V8L 5Y1, Fax: 250-656-1262, or email to:

Millwrights Planer Mechanic Maintenance Supervisor Millwright/Planerman Technician Loader Operator Grapple Yarder Operator Grapple Yarder Hooktender Landingman Driller/Blaster Certified Fallers

TECHS LIVE Large in Alberta! Moving/training/tool allowances. Great wages. Full benefits. Investment program. Go Auto has 30 dealerships/18 brands. Apply now!

Detailed job postings can be viewed at WFP offers a competitive salary, a comprehensive benefit package and the potential to achieve annual performance rewards. If you believe that you have the skills and qualifications that we are looking for, please reply in confidence, citing the reference code in your subject line, to: Human Resource Department Facsimile: 1.866.840.9611 Email:


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1st to 4th Class Power Engineers Electrician Instrument Mechanic Millwright Pipefitter

Expect a competitive benefit and salary package when you work with us, along with the chance to advance your skills, experience and knowledge within a supportive peer environment. Your unique skills, talent and life experience will find a good home here.



GAIN THE SKILLS. GET THE JOB. Build a solid career in the


Our mills on Vancouver Island and the Sunshine Coast are now accepting résumés for:


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.

OIL BURNER Technician Plumber/Gasfitter, 4th Class Power Engineer required in Yellowknife, NT. Journeyperson, bondable and own hand tools. Resume: k.leonardis@

At Catalyst Paper, the opportunities are endless. We challenge and reward you to stretch your abilities, improve your personal and career prospects and get ahead. We're a leading producer of paper and pulp, and the largest producer of specialty printing papers and newsprint in western North America. Join us, for a strong future together.


GET BACK ON TRACK! Bad credit? Bills? Unemployed? Need Money? We Lend! If you own your own home - you qualify. Pioneer Acceptance Corp. Member BBB. 1-877987-1420.

EMPLOYMENT ALBERTA: Journeyman Sheet Metal Mechanic, Field and Shop Fabrication, Refrigeration Mechanic, Plumbers/Pipefitters. Overtime and benefit Package. Email resumes to: toddw@ Fax: 780-624-2190. Contact Todd at 780-624-4140

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Terrific career opportunity outstanding growth potential to learn how to locate rail defects. No Experience Needed!! Extensive paid travel, meal allowance, 4 wks. vacation & benefits pkg. Skills Needed - Ability to travel 3 months at a time Valid License with air brake endorsement. High School Diploma or GED. Apply at under careers, keyword Driver DO NOT FILL IN CITY or STATE

Quinsam Communications is looking for a qualified two way radio technician. 2 years experience preferred Wage to be determined by experience. Email: or Fax: 250-287-4511

JMP Marketing Services Reliable since 1979

CAREER OPPORTUNITIES AIRLINES ARE Hiring- Train for high paying Aviation Maintenance Career. FAA approved program. Financial aid if qualified- Housing available. CALL Aviation Institute of Maintenance (877)818-0783.



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22 Tuesday, June 26, 2012 Ladysmith Chemainus Chronicle HOME/BUSINESS SERVICES




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

CRIMINAL RECORD? Don’t let it block employment, travel, education, professional, certification, adoption property rental opportunities. For peace of mind & a free consultation call 1-800-347-2540.


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3282 River Road. Chemainus estate 4 bdrm, 3 bath, full undeveloped basement home on 5.6 acres. Offered to $598,000. More info at:



Ladysmith: 3 bdrm trailer on a large lot with room for one R.V. + cars. Large shed, Avail. Aug. 1st, $950/mo. 1-877-4330680.

or John Booth, Royal LePage Nanaimo Realty 250-245-2252 (Ladysmith).

MODULAR HOMES JUNE SPECIAL Brand New 16’ Wide Modular Homes. From $69,900 Double Wide Modular 1350 sq ft from $99,900


CAYCUSE Well-Maintained Recreational Property/Home 1500 sq.ft, 3 bdrm 2 bath, 5 acres, garage. A stone throw from pristine Cowichan Lake. $399,900. Furnished. Ready to move in! Call 250-478-2648 or 250-745-3387.

HOMES FOR RENT Ladysmith: 1750 sq. ft., 3 bdrm, 2 bath rancher, sea view, $1325, 250-668-4716. Ladysmith: 2 bdrm, 1 bath, f/s, w/d, garage. Available now. 250-245-3805. Ladysmith: 3 bdrm, $775 + utils, incl. appliances, quiet area. Call Greg 250-245-8914.

Royal LePage Property Management Ladysmith: Executive at The Creek, 2 bdrm with loft, 5 appls, gas f/p, covered prkg, n/s, n/p, $1200/mo, ref’s required. Chemainus: 4 bdrm ocean view apartment, f/s, shared w/d, n/s, n/p, available now, ref’s required, $995/mo. Chemainus: View St. 2 bdrm ocean view duplex, f/s, w/d, n/s, n/p, $750/mo, available now, ref’s required. Ladysmith: Warehouse/retail space, 2000 square feet approx., Westdown Rd., available now. Cassidy: Country setting, 2 bdrm mobile, f/s, electric heat, avail now, $850/mo + util, n/s, n/p, ref’s required. Ladysmith: Malone Rd. area, newly renovated and new appliances with hardwood floors, 3 bdrm townhouse, n/s, n/p, ref’s required, avail now, $1125/mo.

MISCELLANEOUS FOR SALE 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).


A1 Hauling/Delivery

(250) 510-4745 Lowest Price Guarantee * Furniture/Appliances

* Yard Waste/Brush * Junk/Clutter Removal * Tenancy Left-Overs * Construction Debris


HOT TUB (SPA) COVERS. Best price. Best quality. All shapes & colours available. 1-866-652-6837 STEEL BUILDING - Huge clearance sale! 20x24 $4,658. 25x28 $5,295. 30x40 $7,790. 32x54 $10,600. 40x58 $14,895. 47x78 $19,838. One end wall included. Pioneer Steel 1-800-668-5422. STEEL BUILDINGS for sale. Need some extra storage or workspace? Alpine Steel Buildings is an authorized Metallic Builder. Kelowna company with 1300+ sold. 1-800565-9800.


CISTERN CLEANING! Pressure and hand-washing. Fresh water refill available. Free estimates. 250-954-2005

* Gutters * Windows * Siding * Moss treatment * Pressure washing Mill Bay/Duncan 250-743-3306 Chemainus/Ladysmith 250-324-3343

MOVING & STORAGE 2 BURLEY MEN MOVING. $85/hr for 2 men (no before or after travel time charges on local moves. Please call Scott or Joshua, (250)753-6633.

PAINTING EXPERIENCED PAINTER with an eye for detail. Affordable rates and friendly service. 250-701-2224.


LADYSMITH. NEW 3 bdrm/3 bath home ready to move in. Open concept, beautiful kitchen, lots of tiling. Includes all appliances. Landscaped. New Home Warranty. $339,900 1124 Gilson Pl. 250-741-0353 or 250-714-2746.


Damaged House? Pretty House? Moving? Divorcing? Estate Sale? We will Buy your House Quick Cash & Private. Mortgage Too High and House won’t sell? Can’t make payments? We will Lease Your House, Make your Payments and Buy it Later!

Call Royal LePage 250-245-0975


Call: 1-250-616-9053

YOUBOU: Sunny side of Lake Cowichan, 25’x50’ RV Lot with 25’ Mallard Sport Trailer. Lot is done with 2 stone slab patios, high end plastic grass for low maintenance. Must see to appreciate. Strata fee $125 monthy + hydro. Asking $130,000. Call (250)748-8776.

210 BULLER- 1 & 2 bdrms, $600 & 750. Ardent Properties, (250)753-0881.

SUITES, UPPER LADYSMITH: 2-3 bdrm main floor suite. Available Now. N/S. $675+. 250-924-3349. SOUTH WELLINGTON. $850. /mo. 1-bdrm, new home, country living. Call 250-753-1200.



20 ACRES- Only $99/mo. $0 Down, Owner Financing, NO CREDIT CHECKS! Near El Paso, Texas, Beautiful Mountain Views! Money Back Guarantee! Free Color Brochure. 1-800-755-8953.


8 WHITE Street- 2 bdrms, $700. Ardent Properties, (250)753-0881.

DUPLEXES/4PLEXES CHEMAINUS. 1-BDRM lower level. Private entrance, ocean view. NP/NS. Utils incld. $700. (250)416-0062.

Auto Loans or We Will Pay You $1000

All Makes, All Models. New & Used Inventory. 1-888-229-0744 or apply at: Must be employed w/ $1800/mo. income w/ drivers license. DL #30526

CARS 2007 CUSTOM Chev HHR. Excellent condition. Loaded. White. 119,000 km, mostly hwy driven. On-Star. $11,900 firm. 250-755-5191. RECREATIONAL VEHICLES FOR SALE

1992, 26 ft TRAVELAIRE, Class C Motorhome. Bright, clean, sleeps 4. Twin beds in back and fold down double bed. Excellent and clean condition. Full shower with skylight, gas generator, air conditioning, second owner, new internal batteries (worth $600), new water pump, only 91,300 km. Reliable, clean and functional. REDUCED to $15,750. (250) 748-3539


Auto Financing 1.800.910.6402

LADYSMITH. NEW 4 bdrm/2 bath with legal 1 bdrm suite. Many upgrades. Includes 11 appliances. Fully landscaped, New Home Warranty. $369,900. 1120 Gilson Pl. 250-741-0353, 250-714-2746


15.5 FOOT Hourston Glass Craft Boat, 1992 galvanized Roadrunner trailer in very good condition. 1994, 45 H/P Honda 4 stroke motor, runs great. Comes with combined fish finder/depth sounder. Ski ladder and Scotty down rigger. Asking $4200. (250)748-3473.


LADYSMITH. LARGE 1 bdrm suite available early July. Close to town and incls fridge, stove, W/D hookup. $650/mo + utilities. 250-741-0353, 250714-2746 or




Ladysmith: 2 bdrm apt + den and back yard. Sm cat ok, ref’s required, n/s. $800. Avail. now 250-618-4958.

Trent Dammel Ray Gisborne




R&L Roofing

Quality Residential New and Re-roofing Roof Repairs

Cozy 2 bdrm, 2 bath patio home. 55 +. 1200 sq.ft. Newer fridge, dishwasher and flooring in spacious kitchen plus numerous extras! #26 - 815 Dunsmuir Cres., Ladysmith. 250-245-5050. $247,500.00.


HOSPITAL AREA: Solid older home, lots of updates since 2008. 3bdrms up, 2bdrm suite down. 2288sq.ft., 10,000 sq.ft. lot. Has rented for $2000/mth. Listed below assessment, $339.900. To view: (250)7406803 or (250)619-7650.



LIVE THE Dream. Harbours End Marine, 27 year history on beautiful Salt Spring Island, BC “the best place on earth!” Owner retiring, well-established business only $129,000 email:



LADYSMITH 2-BDRM upper duplex. Laundry. NP/NS. July 1. $1000.+ utils (250)245-2079

APT SIZE deep freeze, $150, Maytag SXS fridge, $350, white 17 cu ft fridge, $275, 30” almond self cleaning range, $125, Kenmore 30” glass top self clean range $350, white 30” range $150, white self cleaning range, $200. Full size stacking Washer/Dryer $350. Washer dryer sets $200-$350. Washers $150-$250, Dryers $100-$150. Built-in dishwashers $100$150, portable GE dishwasher $100 and more. 6 month warranty on all appliances. Please call Greg at (250)246-9859.

SEASONED FIREWOOD Vancouver Island’s largest firewood producer offers firewood legally obtained during forest restoration, large cords. Help restore your forest, 1-877-902-WOOD.


LADYSMITH 2-BDRM lower duplex. Laundry. NP/NS. July 1. $800.+ utils. (250)245-2079


COMPOSTER, GOOD condition, oval, black, $15. Salmon jars, $3/dozen, no lids. Call (250)245-4870.


DreamCatcher Auto Loans “0” Down, Bankruptcy OK Cash Back ! 15 min Approvals

1-800-910-6402 DL# 7557 WANT A Vehicle but stressed about your credit? Christmas in June, $500 cash back. We fund your future not your past. All credit situations accepted. 1-888-593-6095.

CLUES ACROSS 1. Total 4. Parts per million 7. A Dalton (Physics) 10. Acid causing gout 12. Grad 14. Yes (Arabic) 15. Pallas’scat 17. Tonight’s host 18. Isinglass 19. Frogs, toads, tree toads 20. Solemnly renounce 22. Billiards stick 23. Twin City university 25. Cause to be beloved 28. Illuminated by stars 31. Scratch 32. Skullcap 33. Iron Chancellor Von Bismarck 34. Two things coming together 38. One who imitates another 40. Mistake 41. A shade of a color 42. Evening parties 45. The first canonical hour 48. Examines animals 49. Fed 51. One who left a dangerous place 54. Fragrant iris rootstock 56. Nothing more than specified 58. Indigo 59. ____ off: dismisses (Br. slang) 60. Own (Scottish) 61. Deep, slimy soil 62. W. African language 63. Office of Urban Development 64. Largest English dictionary (abbr.) 65. Grassland, meadow



CLUES DOWN 1. The genus Rhus 2. The 7th planet 3. 17th century courtance 4. Hill site of Rome’s 1st settlement 5. One of the common people 6. Saccharum bengalense 7. Liquorice-flavored liqueur 8. A waterproof raincoat 9. Actress Thurman 11. An inferior dog 13. A disdainful grimace 16. Actress Bacall 18. Moderate to inferior in quality 21. Atomic #86 24. Queen’s Gambit defense 26. Behave in a certain manner 27. The 17th Greek letter 29. Not achieving a purpose 30. Rubber wheels (Br. var.) 34. Centrally placed 35. Showed submission or fear 36. One of the Greats 37. “Honeymooners” neighbor Ed 38. Money-dispensing machine 39. Actress Zadora 43. Outpouring of gossip 44. Smother 46. Sodium 47. Fraudulent scheme 50. Short literary composition 52. Freshwater mussels 53. Ireland 55. British Air Aces 56. A siemens 57. Cologne

What’s Happening Email items for publication to with the subject line containing "What's Happening". This is a free service for non-profit groups that runs as space allows. As we have pages of entries, publication is not guaranteed and copy is subject to editing.

Up Coming LADYSMITH CAMERA CLUB - “Night Photography Insights” featuring the techniques and stunning results by noted Nanaimo photographer Brad Powell. Tues, June 26, 7 pm, Hardwick Hall, High St at 3rd Ave in Ladysmith. Everyone welcome. Non-members $5 drop-in fee. LCC invites new members, novice to pro. www. LadysmithCameraClub. com CALL FOR ARTISTS - the Chemainus Valley Cultural Arts Society is calling for musicians & artists in all media to participate in ArtBeat, the Friday evening arts & entertainment event in Chemainus. For more information, call Kathy Wachs 250-416-0382 or visit

On Going CHRONIC PAIN SUPPORT GROUP meets 3rd Mon of each month 5:15-6:45 Ladysmith Community Health Centre - 1111-4th Ave, Room 101 www.chronicpainsupport. ca 250-667-5587 SING FOR PURE JOY! - meets on Saturdays, 7-8:30 pm in the 2nd floor lounge of The Lodge on 4th singforpurejoy@gmail. com or (250) 285-3764 STROKE RECOVERY GROUP: Survivors and caregivers meet every Thursday at 11 am in the basement Activity Room of Bethel Tabernacle, 1149 Fourth Ave. Programs include exercises and tips for managing activities. Call Connie Parman 250-9247772. BINGO - LADYSMITH Every Wed - 6:45 pm, Doors 5 pm, St. Mary's Church Hall. Info call 250-245-3079. Sponsored by Ladysmith Resources Centre Association CANCER SOCIETY The Ladysmith Branch needs volunteer drivers to provide transportation

LADYSMITH HEALTHCARE AUXILIARY GIFT SHOPS are in need of volunteer clerks for our 2 shops at the Healthcare Centre and the Lodge on 4th. We are also looking for knitters to contribute to our shops. For more information please call Cathy @ 250-245-2240.

for Ladysmith cancer patients needing help to and from cancer-related appointments. Volunteers needed for all aspects of the society's work. Weekdays call 250-2450671, 10 am - 1 pm.

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HARVEST HOUSE FOOD BANK Chemainus. Friday, Info call 250-246-3455. BINGO Chemainus Senior Dropin Centre. Mondays, 6:40 pm. Info: Murray 250-2469968. NEIGHBOURHOOD WATCH Volunteers needed. 250-245-1118. MEALS ON WHEELS Ladysmith meals delivered Mondays, Wednesdays & Fridays. Volunteer drivers needed. Call Pearl: 250-245-3844. LADYSMITH LEGION Mondays, crib, 7 p.m. Meat draws: Saturdays 2 5:15 pm, Fridays 4-6 pm, Sundays 3-5 pm, Darts: Wednesdays, 7 pm, Line dancing: Thursdays 9-11 am, Fridays: pool, 8 pm, 250-245-2273. CANADIAN FEDERATION of UNIVERSITY WOMEN Nanaimo branch. Meets 4th Monday of each month. St. Andrews Presbyterian. 7 pm.

Ladysmith 250-245-2252


#1 8 White Street Asking $139,900 2 bedroom condo with outdoor patio. Building only 5 years young. 5 appliances.

25 French Street New price $254,900

Beyond Your Expectations

Royal LePage Ladysmith has openings for three motivated realtors. If you are considering a move now or in the future, lets talk about joining our Royal Service Group and be connected to the World. Call Robert Cross at Royal LePage Ladysmith 250-245-2252.

Doug Bodaly

(250) 714-3280 or Email

Great 3 bedroom, 2 bath home in “old town”. Plenty of updates. Walking distance to everything!

Luxurious Oceanfront Living - $649,900

Don’t delay! Call Cyndi today 250-245-2252

Greg Buchanan 250-245-8914

Contemporary, architecturally designed home. Over 3000 sq. ft. and low bank waterfront. Immaculately maintained with numerous recent upgrades. Master bedroom area you have only dreamt of. Private court yard area with wood decking and enclosed hot tub. Enjoy the high security of a gated community and walking distance or short commute to all your community needs.

Lot 2 Jennings Plc Reduced $249,900 9 1/2 acre rural property with ocean view. 2 established building sites, zoning permits 2 homes

See All My Listings on the Internet!

Like new! $119,900 2bdrm, 2 bath, mobile in 55+ park open floor plan, vaulted ceilings, and more.

$189,900 WHAT A DEAL 2 bedroom, 2 bathroom home with separate shop. Great condition!

$344,900 4 bedroom family home with in-ground pool. Very private and in great condition.


DO YOU WANT TO MAKE A DIFFERENCE IN YOUR COMMUNITY? Kiwi Cove Community Garden is looking for volunteers to grow organic produce for the Ladysmith Food Bank. Please contact Bill Tilland 250-924-5269.


Spectacular Ocean View 3 bedroom (each with an ensuite) 2169 sq ft home. With hardwood floors, 9 ft ceilings, gas fireplace and a wrap around deck all sitting on a beautiful private yard.

$259,900 Charming 4bdrm ocean view home on French Street with large fenced level back yard completely remodeled.

640 Trans Canada Hwy Box 970, Ladysmith, BC V9G 1A7

11116 Chemainus Rd. $499,900 This could be your vista from this immaculate Saltair rancher. Over 2000 sq ft on 4/10 of acre, 3 bdrms, 3 baths. Double garage with workshop space. Floor plan available on request includes bed & breakfast or companion suite. Energy efficient wood stove and feature fireplace. This home is very well maintained and fully furnished.

#102-219 Dogwood Dr. $159,900 Comfortable adult living in this 900 sq. ft., 2 bdrm Town House. LEVEL ENTRY, modest strata fees, friendly neighbours and a short walk down town. Access to a large workshop/storage area in the cellar/crawlspace.

Ocean View Mansion on 6 acres $562,900 Beautiful setting, centrally located just north of Ladysmith 13120 Code Rd. Reduced $269,900

All the advantages of country living without the headaches. One owner home with fabulous valley and mountain view

P. 250-245-3700 C. 250-667-7653 E.

24 Tuesday, June 26, 2012 Ladysmith Chemainus Chronicle

49th Parallel is 100% Canadian and Proud of it!

Canada Day Savings “I’ll Gladly Pay You Tuesday” Fresh Canadian Lean

Armstrong Cheese


Quality Ground Beef

Melts Slices

Cheddar Cheese

500 g


Warehouse pak 6.59 kg





600 g loaf. Medium, Marble, Mozza or Aged


Island Bakery

Hamburger b or Hot Dog Buns


BC Hot House Grown

Beefsteak Tomatoes 1.94 kg





2/ 3 $


Extra Old White

799 100% Locally Owned & Operated We deliver! (See store for details) We reserve the right to limit quantities Pictures for illustrative purposes only Visit our Website:

Prices in effect Monday, June 25th to Monday, July 2nd, 2012

Next to Cedar Plank Restaurant

Open Daily 7:30 am to 9 pm

The Old Bruce’s Store

DUNCAN Open Daily 250-722-7010 8:00 am to 9 pm 250-748-2412


550 Cairnsmore Street

CHEMAINUS Open Daily 8:00 am to 9 pm 250-246-3551 Next to the Ferry Dock


Beside the Liquor Depot Open Daily 7:30 am to 9 pm


Ladysmith Chronicle, June 26, 2012  

June 26, 2012 edition of the Ladysmith Chronicle

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