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Ladysmith Days is just around the corner Lindsay Chung The Chronicle

Twelve-year-old Isaac Rowland was spending some of his summer out in the sun with his realistic-looking Niomi Pearson/Chronicle eagle kite on Thursday afternoon (July 26) at Transfer Beach.

Ladysmith has it all — and the organizers behind Ladysmith Days are ready to prove it Aug. 11-12 with a weekend filled with games, food, music and fun for the whole family. Ladysmith Days is set for Aug. 11 and 12 downtown and at Transfer B e a c h . T h i s y e a r ’s t h e m e i s Ladysmith Has It All. “We’re a small committee that puts this together, and we try our best to include lots of fun things for everybody because it’s a family thing,” said Melody Smythies, a director with the Ladysmith Celebrations Society. “Ladysmith Days is a real family event.” The weekend of celebration kicks off Aug. 10 when Coronation Mall celebrates Customer Appreciation Day from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. There will be a bouncy castle, roaming entertainment, children’s activities, live music, clowns, balloons, fundraisers for Tour de Rock, giveaways, draws and in-store specials. Activities on Aug. 11 take place mostly downtown and at Aggie Field. It all starts with the Rotary Club pancake breakfast at 7 a.m. at the Ladysmith Credit Union parking lot. The First Avenue Street Market runs from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. from Buller Street to Warren Street.

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Hosted by the Ladysmith Chamber of Commerce the Street Market features a huge variety of vendors offering everything from jewelry, crafts and glass to carving, tupperware and knives. “We’re hoping for a good turnout,” said Smythies. “A lot of vendors were really pleased last year. We had a lot of happy people. I think having the parade and the people already in town to go past the market is definitely a good draw and a big benefit.” Judging of the Kinsmen Parade entries begins at 8:30 a.m., and the parade starts at 10 a.m., then travels along First Avenue. Before the parade begins, though, one dedicated community member will be honoured as Ladysmith’s 2012 Citizen of the Year. The award presentation will take place at 10 a.m. at the Ladysmith and District Credit Union parking lot. New this year is Ladysmith Has Royalty, which will take place right before Ladysmith Has Talent in the library parking lot at 11:45 a.m. Participants will be chosen at random from the audience, and they will have to perform certain tasks — which will be revealed at www. on Aug. 1. The person who receives the most cheers from the audience for performing the four simple tasks will be declared the winner. See Ladysmith Page 1

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If you live in Ladysmith, chances are you’ve heard one of Jim (James) Williams’s famous stories or jokes, or perhaps even been handed one of his Werther’s Original candies. But the bright-eyed, quick-minded local icon, best known for his conversations, confections and ocean catches will wander First Avenue no more after passing away on July 22 at the age of 80. Williams was born and raised in Vanderhoof until leaving school to relocate to Revelstoke to work for the CPR. There, he met the love of his life, Dolly, and together they married and had four children. In 1961, Williams moved his family back to Revelstoke to farm, and two more children completed their family of eight. The Williams family came to Ladysmith in 1971 and wouldn’t relocate again. “He moved down to the Island and he just loved it here,” said his son, Raymond. “He loved his grandkids, and he was a good dad.” Many residents may remember Williams from his 40 years as a commercial fisherman, a job he held onto until his retirement at age 78. “People would always be waiting at the dock when he came in,” Raymond said. “He was pretty generous with his weights.” Ingrid James, owner of the Printingdun Beanery, said Williams’s kindness was one of the main reasons she moved to Ladysmith years ago. James was with her mother, who was buying prawns from Williams’s boat, when he asked her why she was not buying any. “I couldn’t afford them because I was a single mom with three little kids,” she explained. But Williams would not take no for an answer, and he introduced her to what he called the “single mother discount.” “I remember him opening up the [hatch] and you’d go down and there was all these five-gallon buckets,” James said. “He’d reach down and pull one out, and it was just teaming with prawns and he’d say ‘yup, that one looks to be about $10.’” Williams also sold his prawns and fresh lingcod to Bouma’s Meats on First Avenue. Store owner Paul Bouma and Owen Borgerson said

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Jim Williams and his stories will be missed by many. A Celebration of Life is planned for Thurs., Aug. 2 from 1-4 p.m. at the Eagles Hall. neither the fish nor his stories were ever in short supply. “Where do you start with someone like Jim,” Bouma said. “I’m going to miss him poking his head in [the store] every morning.” Borgerson recalled showing Williams a special quarter he found, which resulted in a tale about how Williams found a valuable purse at 16 years old while out hunting. The police couldn’t identify the owner and signed over the funds to Williams, who purchased a plot of land with it. Bouma remembers a story he would tell about a massive sturgeon he caught at 14 years old. Williams said they had to get a tractor to help pull it out of the water. “Any subject or story you ever came up with, he’d have one better to tell you,” Borgerson said. “Whether or not they were true is a different story. He was boundless.” Melody Smythies from the Ladysmith Chamber of Commerce concurred. “He was such a nice guy,” she said. “He’d come in and say hi and shoot the breeze about anything.” A celebration of Williams’s life is planned for Thurs., Aug. 2 from 1-4 p.m. at the Eagles Hall. The family has asked that in lieu of flowers, donations be made to children’s charities, which had a special place in Williams’s heart. “Ladysmith is going to miss him, for sure,” James said.

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Ladysmith will have it all Aug. 11-12 From Page 1 The winner and his or her family will be declared the Royal Family for the rest of Ladysmith Days and will receive front of the line for everything on Saturday and Sunday, the best seat in the house for Ladysmith Has Talent, dinner on Saturday night for the whole family and the best seats in the house for the fireworks. The Royal Family of Ladysmith prize will be given for a maximum of six people. “It’s a family-oriented thing,” said Smythies. “We want to get families in and bring their friends in to cheer for them.” Starting at noon, the second annual Ladysmith Has Talent contest will be held at the library parking lot. Application forms can be picked up and dropped off at the Chamber of Commerce office at 411B First Ave. The application deadline is Aug. 3. Smythies says there were 12-15 applicants last year who show-

cased talents ranging from singThere will be a huge variety of ing and dancing to painting to events at Transfer Beach, startmusic and playing guitar. ing at 10 a.m. and ending with “It was fun last year,” she said. the fireworks sponsored by “We had a good crowd.” Ladysmith and District Credit The contest is open to per- Union at 9:30 p.m. formers of all ages, and there are There will be food and craft various age categories for prizes. vendors, free kids’ kayaking, a The winners in each age group kids’ zone, the Tiger Lily Farm will perform at the Transfer petting zoo and pony rides, chilBeach Amphitheatre on Aug. 12. dren’s games and activities and Over at Aggie Field, 49th the annual Sealegs Kayaking Parallel Family Fun Day from sand volleyball tournament 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. features fun for from 1-3 p.m. everyone. There will be lifeguards at There will be face painting, a Transfer Beach from 1-5 p.m. balloon artist, hot dogs, bouncThis year, the entertainment is ers and much more. moving to the Transfer Beach There will be an ice cream Amphitheatre. There will be live eating contest at noon and live music from 11 a.m. to 9:30 p.m., music by Evan Miller from noon featuring Bethel Bands Together, to 3 p.m. Kendall Patrick, Skellig, the From 4-6 p.m., Transfer Beach Odds and many others. will be the site of many old-fashFor more information and full ioned family games. schedules for each day, visit On Aug. 12, the Eagles pan- and cake breakfast at Eagles Hall watch for our Ladysmith Days will get everything started from program in the Aug. 7 edition of 8-11 a.m. the Chronicle.

Correction We apologize for providing the wrong phone number in the article Galbraith fundraising for rugby national tournament in the July 24 Chronicle. The correct number to help Kara Galbraith is 250-739-4182.

Garage sale for Jaedyn raises $3,100

Plenty of local residents came out to Bethel Tabernacle Saturday for a garage sale for the family of Jaedyn Amann, the five-year-old girl killed by a falling soccer net on July 4. In addition to the $3,100 raised at the garage sale, a tattoo fundraiser raised $750 and an Epicure fundraiser raised more than $1,000. A petition is now circulating to propose Jaedyn’s Law, which mandates that sporting nets across Canada be sufficiently anchored, banning collapsible nets on government (provincial and municipal) operated play fields and be routinely inspected and maintained. A copy of the petition will be at tonight’s beer and burger fundraiser at the Eagles Hall, and people Niomi Pearson/Chronicle can sign the petition online at

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STATUTORY HOLIDAY OFFICE CLOSURE City Hall, Development Services, Public Works and the Frank Jameson Community Centre will be closed on Monday, August 6th for the BC Day Holiday.

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*NEW* QUARTERLY UTILITY INVOICES SENT TO YOUR E-MAIL The Town of Ladysmith is pleased to offer paperless delivery of your quarterly Utility Invoice directly to your e-mail inbox. You will receive the same information you would receive in the mail, but conveniently be able to view it on your desktop. Here are some other good reasons to go with “e-bills”.

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Sang and Mary Kim, owners of Ladysmith’s Junction Bottle Depot, with some of the electronic products accepted at their recycling location under ElectroReNIOMI PEARSON/CHRONICLE cycle’s expanded program. fees charged on all new getting tons of elecelectronic merchan- tronics — every day, dise purchased. For we get TVs.” Junction Bottle Depot example, a new microwave bigger than one owner Sang Kim said cubic foot will come the response from the with a $10 recycling fee, public since the prowhile the fee for a hair gram expansion has dryer, iron or handheld been overwhelmingly positive, but there may vacuum will run $1. Once an electrical be residents out there product is dropped that aren’t aware of it. “Everybody’s happy off to a designated ElectroRecycle loca- because everybody tion, it is then taken wins,” he said. ElectroRecycle, to processors within Canada and separated formerly known as into different materials Unplugged, was first launched across to be recycled. The separated prod- B.C. on Oct. 1, 2011, ucts are sold as com- a n d i t i s m a n a g e d modities and used b y t h e C a n a d i a n to manufacture new Electrical Stewardship Association (CESA). products. “We are very pleased to In Ladysmith, the designated drop-off expand ElectroRecycle for such items is at and provide British t h e P e e r l e s s R o a d Columbians with a Recycling Depot and at comprehensive and Junction Bottle Depot. convenient recycling “Before, we were tak- program,” said Darrell ing microwaves; now Clarke, president of we’re taking tools and C E S A . “ N o w w i t h sewing stuff and small an expanded list of appliances,” said bottle accepted product catdepot manager Sharon egories and a provChomeckzo. “We’re ince-wide network of

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People in Your Community — Mary Fox

World-renown potter is Filberg’s guest artist

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Ladysmith potter Mary Fox is the guest artist at the 30th annual Filberg Festival in Comox this weekend. Fox fell into pottery in junior high and hasn’t looked back. Caitlin McKay The Chronicle

Renown potter Mary Fox will be taking clay creations to Comox for the 30th annual Filberg Festival this weekend. Fox is the festival’s guest artist, and she will showcase her work alongside 120 other artists from all over Canada. Even though she is the guest artist, this is Fox’s first time at the festival. “It’s an honour to be asked and I’m really looking forward to it,” Fox said in an interview with the Chronicle. “The Filberg has a great reputation among crafts people, and crafts people are always saying to me ‘why don’t you do the Filberg?’ and, I don’t know, I just never have.” Fox says making show-worthy pieces is a long and difficult road, but she has been saving her best pieces for Filberg. For any art lovers, the trip to Comox will be well worth it. “There’s definitely, you know, a lot of exhilaration when you’ve worked really hard on a piece and it’s a beautiful piece of magic,” said Fox. “For Filberg,

I’ve been saving all my grade As; I’ll be I’m always full of new ideas and taking all the pieces that I consider to thoughts … traffic jam in my head already!” she explains. “I work all be my very best.” Fox says she is looking forward to the time. I’m in the rare position that meeting new artists and the beauty of I do what I do for a living, and I don’t have to teach or supplement.” Comox. Fox, whose art is sold all over the “The people are the most fun, and I will meet a lot of people and talk to world, is full of advice for both estabthem about my work. It’s outdoors in lished and new artists. “I think the main mistake most a beautiful, sunny location right on the ocean, so you couldn’t ask for a nicer beginners make is that they don’t spot,” she said. “But I don’t like setting treat it like a business. You know, treat it like a job,” she said. “You up and taking down.” On a fluke, Fox fell into pottery. need to learn how to make the art Her junior high guidance counsellor work and how to market the work.” Fox sells her work mainly through informed the young Fox that she had to take pottery as an elective because galleries, but she also has her own studio and gallery in her Ladysmith it was the last class with space. “I was like ‘I’m no good at art,’ and home. “If you can have your studio and galthen it was love at first touch,” she said. “When I was a kid, people always lery where you live, that will make said ‘oh you can’t do that for a living; a big difference to making a living you’ll never make a living,’ and I was because then you’re not paying two overheads and you’re making full like, ‘well, I’ll give it a go.’” Fox began selling her work in price out your front door rather than Grade 10 and by Grade 11 was teach- just half,” she said. ing pottery at night. Since then, it’s If you want to meet Fox and see her been all about the clay. pieces, the Filberg Festival runs Aug. “I’m never bored with my work, and 3-6 in Comox.

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ATV driver injured The Ladysmith RCMP Detachment responded to 68 calls for service over the past seven days. Friday, July 20 • On July 20, the Ladysmith RCMP received a report of plants being pulled up at the Community Garden on Buller Street a t S e c o n d Av e n u e . There are no suspects at this time. Saturday, July 21 • The Ladysmith RCMP received a report of several youth kicking down trees along the roadway from Transfer Beach. Police immediately responded, and several youth in the area were questioned but were not responsible. Monday, July 23 • The Ladysmith RCMP received a report that between July 20 and July 22, unknown individuals entered the backyard of a residence in the 100 block of Clarke Road and pulled out 13 five-foot cedar trees. The trees were subsequently located nearby. There are no suspects at this time. • The Ladysmith RCMP responded to a report of a singlevehicle accident in the 13000 block of Prospect Drive. A Honda Civic had rolled over with the driver trapped inside. The North Oyster Fire Department attended and removed the female driver and a small dog. The driver suffered minor injuries and was treated at the scene by Emergency Medical Services. Tuesday, July 24 • The Ladysmith RCMP received a report of a stolen 12-foot riveted aluminum boat overnight from a backyard in the 100 block of High Street. The boat was described as being covered in moss on the

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bottom, while one oar lock was missing and there was a rubber pad on the exterior of the transom. • The Ladysmith RCMP received a report of a vehicle that was broken into at the Nanaimo Airport. The vehicle had been left for a number of days, and when the driver returned, the vehicle had been broken into. A DeWalt drill, impact drill set, screw gun and tool belt were stolen. • The Ladysmith RCMP received a report of five threefoot cedar trees stolen from the back of a property on Lyons Way. There are no suspects. Anyone with any information is requested to contact the Ladysmith RCMP. Wednesday, July 25

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Potatoes grown for Food Bank damaged

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Va n d a l i s m a t t h e Ladysmith Community Gardens is putting a damper on a beautiful growing season. The Ladysmith Community Gardens Society is now in its third year of producing food for the community. The Community Garden plots at the cor- Potato plants being grown at the Ladysmith Comner of Second Avenue munity Gardens for the Food Bank were pulled out and High Street are recently. Photo Submitted used by various renters, including youth, tary-treasurer of the Bank beds and/or their seniors and families. Ladysmith Community individual plots,” said The centre Dogwood Gardens Society, says Russell. Bed grows food for the the gardens are lookMembers of the Ladysmith Food Bank. ing beautiful this year, Ladysmith Community L a d y s m i t h and society members Gardens Society ask Community Gardens hope the community that neighbours watch Society volunteers stops by to enjoy the over the garden and and gardeners were hard work of the gar- report any vandalism shocked to arrive at the den members. immediately by congardens on July 19 and “As it is such a lovely tacting Russell at 250find that all the potato project, it is always a 667-2843 or calling the plants for the Food shock for volunteers RCMP at 250-245-2215. Bank had been pulled a n d g a r d e n e r s t o “Let’s keep this public out and thrown to the arrive to see the food space safe and flourground. ripped out from its ishing for our commuAnne Russell, secre- roots out of the Food nity,” said Russell. SHOP LOCALLY

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his year, the theme for Ladysmith Days is Ladysmith Has It All. There’s no better way to showcase that than the Kinsmen Parade, which takes place Aug. 11 along First Avenue and is sure to feature a variety of fun, colourful entries. Ladysmith Kinsmen Club member Duck Paterson says response for this year’s parade has been very low so far, and he is hoping more individuals, families, groups, businesses, organizations and clubs will come up with entries. “Normally, the summer parade isn’t as big as the winter one, and we realize a lot of people are on holidays and a lot of groups don’t meet in the summer,” said Paterson. However, the Ladysmith Days parade normally has 35 to 40 entries, and there are only 18 so far this year. Besides knowing when to show up (8:30 a.m. on Aug. 11), Paterson says the only thing people who want to enter the parade need to know is how to have fun. “It really is all about Ladysmith and about enjoying the sun and enjoying the weekend,” he said. The Ladysmith Has It All theme for the weekend is very general, but Paterson says parade participants don’t even have to follow the theme. “As long as you are in the parade and having fun and enjoying the crowd, fill your boots and be what you want to be,” he said. “Everybody’s welcome, and we want them to have fun.” Prizes will be given out in 11 different categories. At the end of the parade, participants can gather at Aggie Hall for refreshments served by Ladysmith Family and Friends (LAFF) and provided through a donation by the Kinsmen. If you’re interested in entering the parade, you can find the entry form online at, at the Ladysmith Chamber of Commerce office at 411B First Ave. or by contacting Duck Paterson at 250-245-2263. It’s just one more way to show your community spirit and enjoy a weekend of fun and celebration. — The Chronicle

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Food security an important issue O ne of my great pleasures in the summer is to visit the many farmers’ markets in our communities and see the great bounty that our Valley produces. And I hear from many people I meet at these markets that food security is an important issue for them, one they want their elected officials to make a priority. While many people focus on the availability of fresh, local produce at reasonable prices, for most Canadians, food security also means the safety of the food found in supermarkets. The Conservative record on food safety took another hit last month when the Minister of Health announced she was ending the trans fats surveillance program that monitored the food industry’s voluntary compliance with reducing trans fats in the foods they produce for sale.

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The NDP has taken the lead on tackling this issue, including garnering allparty support in 2004 for a New Democrat motion to limit trans fats in foods. That led directly to a multistakeholder Task Force on Trans Fats that reported to the House of Commons. The surveillance program itself was not what the Task Force on Trans Fats had recommended back in 2006. That panel recommended Canadian food should be regulated to reduce trans fats and the adverse health outcomes they produce, including heart disease.

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T h e Conservative government refused to take that step and instead offered a chance for food manufacturers to voluntarily reduce trans fats in their products over the next two years. At that time, the Health Minister promised regulations if the voluntary reductions were not adequate. Six years later, and after many dollars spent on a monitoring program, there are no regulations and soon Canadians won’t even know how much trans fats are in the food they buy at the supermarket. Canadian families want

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to make healthy and nutritious food choices. By axing any proposed regulations and ignoring departmental advice, the Health Minister makes it harder and harder for families to make these healthy choices. And this is part of a worrying trend with this minister. Well before it was done its job, she cut the Sodium Wo r k i n g G r o u p t h a t was trying to reduce the amount of sodium in food and also cut a program to work with provinces on reducing sodium. And many Canadians are disappointed that there is still no action on improving food labels so Canadians know exactly what is in their food, especially genetically modified organisms. New Democrats believe the Health Minister should be working to improve and protect Canadians’ health. Not the interests of industry.

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Editor: In the “Guest View” of the Nanaimo Daily News, the writer brought to light the amount of “incamera” or “closed-door” meetings that are being held by many city councils. In my opinion, like that of the writer, too much business is being conducted behind closed doors. As a past member of Ladysmith’s city council, I appreciate that many things have to be done behind closed doors, especially when dealing with land, legal and labour issues. The writer, like my previous letter, refers to the fact in Victoria, 75 per cent of the council meetings had all or part of their council meetings conducted in secret. This compares to 35 per cent in Saanich and 25 per cent in Nanaimo. Ladysmith had 100 per cent of regular council meetings for the first half of this year with part of the regular council meetings behind closed doors. The author said “in-camera meetings lead to mistrust.” In my opinion, this is a valid statement. He is also correct when he says, “Too many in-camera meetings raise the suspicion that someone is hiding something” and when he says, “Information is the oxygen that lets democracy breath. Without access to information, people cannot fully participate in the public process.” Our elected officials have to determine what truly needs to be kept confidential for legal reasons and separate that from items that should be public. Often, in my opinion, only a small portion of an item or topic needs to be in camera, but too often the whole topic will be conducted behind closed doors. In-camera meetings should be used sparingly and only in the most narrow of definitions of purpose as defined in the Community Charter, and not for the matter of dealing with controversial or unpopular items. Like the author said, in-camera

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Chemainus library shouldn’t be at Waterwheel Park Editor: I don’t live in Chemainus, but I can’t believe the Vancouver Island Regional Library and the Municipality of North Cowichan want to put the library in Waterwheel Park. They must have rocks in their heads. Have they never been to any of the wonderful events that take place in or around the park area? North Cowichan Mayor Jon Lefebure said council voted in favour of the the parking lot because the firehall had previously been identified as a potential site for a multi-use building. Note the words ”previously been

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Editor: Re: An imagined City Hall conversation (July 24) I read with great amusement Mr. Garth Gilroy’s letter to the editor in the July 24 issue. Mr. Gilroy’s letter is very accurate even though he records it as imaginary. Unfortunately for the Ladysmith taxpayers, we are once again sad-

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dled with a town governing body completely devoid of entrepreneurial ability — experience or even interest. Mr. Gilroy accurately describes within his imaginary account the confusion and inability to recognize that Ladysmith is suffering very badly from leadership that has no interest in anything progressive. We have a town wallowing in opportunities to develop into an exciting and wonderful place to visit; however, if we are lucky enough to have a visitor, where does he or she sleep? Where can a visiting recreational vehicle park and spend a few days exploring Ladysmith? We see the vacationers passing our town every day for greener, friendlier locations north of us. The sad thing about this is they are spending their money elsewhere, not in Ladysmith. It’s almost like watching a poor blind dog in a well-stocked butcher shop.

Editor: The picture on the front page of the July 24 edition provides the opportunity to remind us of the rewards and risks of water-related activities. This letter is not a criticism of the Stz’uminus event organizers, as competitive events provide safety supervision for the competitors and volunteers. In fact, the organizers should be commended for promoting physical activity for children and youth. However, it is interesting that the event occurs during the Lifesaving Society’s National Drowning Prevention Week, which, historically, is the worst week for drowning in Canada. According to the Lifesaving Society’s Canadian Drowning Report — 2012 Edition, the highest cause of boating deaths is not wearing a lifejacket during recreational boating. Do have fun enjoying the wonderful amenities where we live, but be safe. Len Manuel Past president of the BC/Yukon branch of the Lifesaving Society

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can provide the yarn. One hundred per cent of the net proceeds of sales in the two gift shops are directed to health care-related projects sponsored by the auxiliary. Chisholm says the unique thing about the Ladysmith Health Care Auxiliary’s gift shops is the handmade items that are available. “You can see the little baby clothes, and you can see they’re made w i t h q u a l i t y, a n d they’re made with care,” she said. “It’s a good place to go if you are looking for little gifts.”

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tors a place to shop. unteers, and they are “A lot of people at the always looking for Lodge like it because new volunteers. If it’s their social inter- anyone is interested in action,” she said. “We volunteering, they can really like it because pick up an application we can be there for form at the gift shop them, and it’s more or visit the website for than just giving a information. donation to the Lodge.” Chisholm started T h e L a d y s m i t h volunteering with the Health Care Auxiliary auxiliary because her has roughly 200 vol- mother is a member,

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Rotary donates cabinets to LRCA Lindsay Chung The Chronicle

Staff and program participants at the Ladysmith Resource Centre Association now have more space for storing everything they need, thanks to the generosity of Ladysmith Rotary volunteers. The Rotary Club of Ladysmith recently built cabinets, cupboards and benches for the kitchen and children’s room at the Ladysmith Resources Centre Association (LRCA). Club members volunteered their time to build, stain and install fastenings for the cabinets, cupboards and benches, and they installed the finished products at the end of June. The cabinets, cupboards and benches were custom-made by Bill Hutchinson on behalf of Rotary. LRCA executive director Dennis Lait approached Ladysmith Rotary asking if the club could donate any money for the project when he found out the LRCA could not afford the millwork. “We didn’t have sufficient funds to com-

plete it, but taking a look at it, we thought we could do it,” explained Hutchinson. Hutchinson was going to team up with Loyd Fair for the project, but Fair passed away quite suddenly. “Loyd was the builder of our club for years and years,” said Hutchinson. “We’re going to miss him.” Hutchinson started building the cabinets in February. “I quite enjoyed doing it,” he said. Rotary volunteers installed the cabinets, benches and cupboards at the end of June. “The staff and even the participants in the programs are very grateful to Rotary for doing this, as it allows them to have a place to store toys and books,” said Lait. “It also makes it more accessible for kids and parents to see what there is. This is another example of Rotary’s commitment to the community and giving back. “We’re very grateful. By them doing this and us not having to go out and pay for the millwork, it allows us to put more into our programs.”

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The Western Purple Martin Foundation hosted its eighth annual Purple Martin Open House July 29 at the Ladysmith Maritime Society Community Marina. Clockwise from top left, adult female (top) and male Purple Martins perch on one of the nest boxes at the marina; biologist Bruce Cousens gathers nestlings to be banded; Charlene Lee, project co-ordinator for the Purple Photos by Lindsay Chung Martin Recovery Program, provides information about the birds and the recovery program; and a 16-day-old nestling is banded.

Sharing the good news at the eighth annual Purple Martin Open House at Cowichan Bay Estuary,and the program is now called the B.C. Purple Martin The Chronicle Stewardship and Recovery Program. The Purple Martin colony at the Ladysmith In the last 20 years, about 1,500 nest boxes Harbour is one of the largest active colonies have been distributed among 90 marine in B.C. and freshwater sites throughout the Purple There were 65 active nests In 2011, and so Martins’ historical breeding range, which far this year, the Georgia Basin Ecological includes southern and eastern Vancouver Assessment and Restoration Society Island, the Sunshine Coast, the Lower (GBEARS) has found close to 60 pairs of Mainland and the Gulf Islands, and more birds in the harbour and hasn’t even com- than half of those nest boxes have been pleted a full nest check. distributed since 2000. This good news was shared during the According to GBEARS, there were only 510 Western Purple Martin Foundation’s Purple breeding pairs of Purple Martins in B.C. in Martin Open House July 29 at the Ladysmith 1985. In 2011, there were about 750 breeding Maritime Society Community Marina. pairs across the province. The Purple Martin is the largest swallow The long-term challenge as the population in North America, and the bird’s population grows is to re-introduce the species to its in B.C. has been in decline for a century historic nesting habitat in the wild so that or more due to habitat loss from logging, the birds are less dependent on humans. agricultural land clearing, fire suppression, “In the wild, martins used to nest in woodurban development and competition for nest pecker cavities, so there might only be three cavities with European Starlings and House to six cavities in an area, so nesting areas Sparrows. would be very small in the natural habitat, Their population has increased steadily but we don’t have as many old trees and with the use of nest boxes. The B.C. nest snags in the forest anymore, so we don’t see box program started in the mid-1980s martins in the wild anymore,” said Charlene Lindsay Chung

Lee, project co-ordinator for the recovery program. An important part of the B.C. Purple Martin Stewardship and Recovery Program is banding nestlings. Coloured bands represent different year classes and locations, and each band has a unique number that can be read through a spotting scope. By reading bands, program staff and volunteers can get an idea of how birds move between colonies, which age groups show up when, and how many birds are surviving each year. Birds banded in Ladysmith have dispersed as far as Campbell River, Sooke and the San Juan Islands, explained Lee. Lee says the purpose of the Purple Martin Open House is mainly education for young and old. “It’s nice to have children come so they can see baby birds being banded and get an appreciation for nature, and it’s a goodnews story, and we’d like to spread the good news,” she said. “People can find out some of the reasons behind why the nest boxes are here. Without nest boxes, purple martins would likely not exist in B.C. anymore.”

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Chronicles From the Past - Sonja Henie impressed movie-goers July 1912 In mid-July of 1912, Ladysmith was experiencing a heat wave, which made for long, hot and “testy” city council meetings. A review of the council meetings for the month reveals lengthy discussions on such key issues as: the purchase of a Remington versus a Royal typewriter for City Hall; discussion over the removal of a “dangerous” metal sign placed on a city electrical pole by the Victoria Auto Club; a heated argument over the rewording of the city’s “noxious weeds” bylaw; debate on whether the city or local merchants should pay for stump removal on Methuen Street; and the use of obscene language by young boys in public places in town. However, residents considered themselves fortunate when the news reached Ladysmith that Saskatchewan had been hit by a tornado on the last day of June. It slashed through six city blocks in Regina, killing 40 people, injuring 300 others, destroying 500 buildings and leaving a quarter of the population homeless. (The “Regina Cyclone” lasted only three minutes, but it took 46 years to pay for the damages. It remains the deadliest tornado in Canadian history.) July 1937 Twenty-five years later, the city was experiencing another hot July. Ladysmith could hardly complain. On July 5, 1937, the highest temperature recorded in Canada was reached at Yellowgrass, Sask., when the mercury

Sonja Henie impressed movie-goers when One in a Million came to the Rialto Theatre. soared to 45°C (113° F). To help cool down Ladysmith, the Rialto Theatre featured a film called One in a Million, starring Sonja Henie, three-time Olympic women’s figure skating champion, who had studied with the Bolshoi Ballet in Russia and successfully introduced the art of dance (and the short skirt) into ice skating competition. This was Henie’s first film and featured a “breathtaking winter ballet on ice.” The enthralled Ladysmith film audience was unable to take its eyes off “the pert, five-feettwo-inches-tall, 110pound blonde and very attractive” Miss Henie. An article in the July 23 Chronicle reported that Mr. R. C. Henderson had been successful in introducing the boysenberry to Vancouver I s l a n d . T h e b e r r y, original developed in California, adapted well to the local climate and proved to be very popular on Vancouver Island. Rudolph Boysen, who originally developed the hybrid by crossing several varieties of raspberry, loganberry and blackberry vines,

had given some of the in Saltair at Blainey’s berries to Walter Knott Corner for many years. of Buena Vista, Calif. She passed away later Knott then shipped that year in November.) some to Henderson to Mrs. M. Loos, who test “their northern win- o p e r a t e d D u n n ’ s ter hardiness.” (Note: Grocery at the corner Walter Knott used the of White Street and berry to make a popular Second Avenue, faced jam. The success of this some tough compepreserve marked the tition. Her two sons, beginning of the world Michael and Bobby, set famous Knott’s Berry up a cardboard store Farm in California.) in front of the grocery. July 1962 The enthusiastic young Longtime Ladysmith entrepreneurs offered resident Mrs. Margaret shoe shines and bags Walker received con- of cherries for sale at a gratulatory telegrams very reasonable price. from Queen Elizabeth It is tough to compete and Prime Minister in the produce market John Diefenbaker com- — especially when your memorating her 100th competitors are sellbirthday on July 25. ing cherries from your (Note: Mrs. Walker lived backyard, packaged in

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The two-hour event will include an assortment of Celtic numbers and heartfelt originals ranging in topics from lost and found love, environment, age, local history and cowboys to reincarnation and fate. Jasper and Tozer originally met in a songwriters’ group. Both of them were heavily involved with other bands at the time. “We were never seeing each other on New Year’s or anything — I was in about three or four bands, and he was in a couple,” Jasper explained. “Finally, we just said ‘let’s quit everything and play together.’” Since then, the couple has toured as members of the Will Millar Band, as well as performed as a duo

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gives an artist endless opportunities to hone their skill and share it with others.” Jasper’s whistles are often found in local classrooms, utilized in a music curriculum she helped create. “That’s really cool to watch all the little kids playing my whistles, and I go to their concerts quite often and watch,” she said. Admission to Concerts in the Park is by donation, and all proceeds go to the Ladysmith Resources Centre Association for all the good work they do in the community. To learn more about Elfsong, you can visit www.elfsongwhistles. com or come out to the Transfer Beach Amphitheatre at 6 p.m. Sunday, Aug. 5 to see them live.


Fernanda demonstrates Flamenco dancing at ArtBeat in Chemainus. The interactive artwalk and street party runs Friday evenings from 5-9 p.m. The featured artists for Aug. 3 are the Chemainus Sketch Group in the Willow Street Café, while the beat will be created by West African dancer Lynn Weaver and musical group Dave Young and Friends.

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Locals toss a shoe for Stew Third annual Stew Battie Memorial Tournament takes place Aug. 4-6 at Transfer Beach Niomi Pearson THE CHRONICLE

Horseshoe players from Ladysmith and beyond will toss their long weekend away participating in the Stew Battie Memorial Tournament. More than 100 players from as far away as Powell River will compete at the tournament, being held at the Transfer Beach horseshoe pits Aug 4-6. Anyone wishing to play in the tournament must be a member of the B.C. Horseshoe To u r n a m e n t , e x c e p t f o r juniors. There will be junior boys’ games on Sunday and junior girls’ games on Monday. A mixed tournament will take place Saturday, followed by the men’s open on Sunday and the women’s open on Monday. Now in its third year, the tournament, which once coincided with Ladysmith Days, is hosted by the Ladysmith Horseshoe Club and is dedicated to Stew Battie, a much-loved community member who spent a lot of time on the horseshoe pitching mound. Battie was also the club’s president for more than a dozen years, said Vince Herkel, Ladysmith Horseshoe Club

secretary-treasurer. Last year, a special bench was installed at the club in his honour. “Stew kept the club going and was a really good guy,” Herkel said. “We got a lot accomplished with Stew, and we’re just trying to keep things going.” Ladysmith born-and-raised Battie was an avid sportsman, participating in softball, bowling and horseshoes. Battie was also very active with the Ladysmith Eagles. There will be plenty of bleachers for anyone wanting to watch the tournament action. Lawn chairs are welcome as well, and there will be pancake breakfasts served and a concession stand. “A lot of people will come down and watch and say ‘how can I get involved,’” Herkel said. He added that everyone is welcome to join the club, which holds its meetings Thursday nights at the Transfer Beach horseshoe pit. “Horseshoe players all get along really well,” Herkel said. “They like to get out there, have fun and do their best.” To find out more about the Horseshoe enthusiasts will come from as far as the mainland tournament, contact Vince and Powell River to participate in the third annual Stew Battie FILE PHOTO Memorial Tournament this weekend. Herkel at 250-245-2341.

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The Ladysmith Cannons Mosquito AA team advanced to the provincials after finishing in first place at the Vancouver Island Zones in Parksville on July 28 and 29. Three Mosquito AA teams played four games in two days at the championships. Ladysmith Cannons Mosquito AA (pictured above) won three of their four games. The Ladysmith Cannons A Peewee team has been eliminated from advancing, but the Ladysmith Cannons Mosquito A team will be heading to the provincials in Surrey this weekend as well.

Jeremy Doiron was 12 years old when he started going to the AIA hockey camp in Chemainus. Before he knew it, he found himself returning as counsellor. “My brother and I would talk about the AIA camp for weeks leading up to it. Because it was small and personal, I knew a lot of the leaders and made a lot of good friends.” The Chemainus camp is the result of a partnership between HMVI (Hockey Ministries Vancouver Island) and AIA (Athletes in Action). Greg Hollett and Chris Wiens represent each ministry, respectively. AIA also works with

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In Loving Memory

Margaret Louise Bailey August 1, 2008 It’s been four years since you passed away, Everyday a special memory comes our way. Beautiful memories till memory fades and our life departs, You will live forever in our hearts.

Lovingly remembered by the Backmeier & Clements families. DEATHS


Jacobson, Geraldine (Geri) Margaret August 3, 1940 - July 10, 2012 Geraldine, known to her friends and family as Geri, passed away surrounded by her family on July 10, 2012. Geri was the eldest child of Adam Stephen John Reiber and Dorothea Luella Reiber of Ladysmith BC. Geri was born on August 3, 1940 in Humboldt, Saskatchewan where she spent her early childhood before coming to Ladysmith, BC. Geri was the eldest of six children. She was predeceased by her parents and is survived by her brothers Richard Reiber and James Reiber (Muriel) and three sisters, Agnes Levesque (Jean Claude), Mary Anne Wall (Willie), and Rosemarie Vertone (Carmine). As well she enjoyed the company of many nieces and nephews and great nieces and nephews. Geri is blessed with her “special angelâ€?, a daughter, Edit Michelle Jacobson. Geri dedicated her life to caring for Michelle for ďŹ fty years in her home and created many wonderful experiences for Michelle in the Victoria community. A special hug goes to all their many friends who shared their times bowling, skating, camping, visiting and walks in the parks and malls. Geri attended high school in Ladysmith and took her teacher training at Victoria College. Always the adventurer, Geri hopped on the Northland Navigation ship and headed to Stewart BC to begin her teaching career, and continued teaching in Smithers, Wells and Sooke. She retired from Ruth King Elementary in June 2000 and enjoyed her retirement years as an avid gardener and photographer. Her greatest joy was to take Michelle camping in their specially designed and handicap-equipped van. They became “Snowbirdsâ€? wandering through Canada and Mexico and the warm southern USA. Other travels included several trips to the Yukon, the North West Territories and Alaska. A special thank you to the Victoria Palliative Care Response Team and the Victoria Hospice for their incredible care during her ďŹ nal battle with cancer. At Geri’s request, she wished there to be no funeral service, but instead to take the opportunity to live life to the fullest each and every day.

Gisborne, Lauraine June 17, 1943 – July 17, 2012 It is with deep sadness we announce the passing of Lauraine Gisborne on July 17, 2012 after her difďŹ cult ďŹ ght with ovarian cancer.


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Predeceased by her parents Charlie & Peggy Whinton and her brother Roland Whinton. Mourned by her loving husband of 32 years Raymond Gisborne, son Trent Dammel, daughter Trina (John) Allain and beloved granddaughter Emma Allain. Mom was born in Quebec on June 17, 1943; grew up in Peachland and had called Ladysmith home for the past 33 years. Mom will be remembered as an intelligent, caring person with a great sense of humour and quick wit. She enjoyed working in her garden and spending time with her family and pets. Special thanks to the home care staff, nurses and doctors who were invaluable to both mom and the family these past few weeks. In liew of owers, a donation may be made to the Cancer Society. Per mom’s request, no service will be held.

Ogden, Anne Bernadette (nee Kenny) It is with deep sadness that we announce the passing of my beloved Mother on July 15th 2012. She passed peacefully in her sleep into the arms of Our Lord. Like releasing a songbird, your freedom brings solace to those of us who grieve. Mom was born in Blackburn Lancs, England in 1929 and immigrated in 1953 to Canada with my late Father Roy Douglas Ogden. Although she missed England, she loved Canada with all her heart and in particular, the Island, where she lived in Chemainus and Duncan for over 30 years. We would like to thank the Sta at Menno Home Abbotsford for all the love and care they gave to my Mother in her ďŹ nal years. Mourned by Son Mark, Daughter-in-law Dawn, & Grandchildren Erika and Nikolas. She leaves behind a large and loving family in Wigan, Lancs England.

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James Fredrick Williams March 15, 1932 – July 22, 2012 Jim Williams passed away on July 22, 2012 surrounded by his family. Jim was born and raised in Vanderhoof. After leaving school he moved to Revelstoke to work for the C.P.R. where he met Dolly. They were married in 1951 and had four children in Revelstoke before moving back to Vanderhoof to farm in 1961. Two more children arrived in Vanderhoof making the family complete. The family’s ďŹ nal move was to Ladysmith in 1971 where Jim spent the next 40 years commercial ďŹ shing. He was a regular sight in town as he walked to the dock, or around town doing his business, and he was always quick to tell a story or a joke. Jim leaves to mourn his wife of 61 years, Dolly, and children Fred (Milena) George, Susan (Don), Raymond (Lynne), Henry (Dorraine), Jean (Mike), his 12 grandchildren and 12 great grandchildren, as well as his brothers Ross and Henry. The family would like to thank the ambulance staff, and the staff at Nanaimo hospital for the kind and caring way they dealt with Dad. Their compassion at this difďŹ cult time was immensely appreciated. A Celebration of Jim’s life will be held on Thursday August 2, 2012 from 1-4 at the Eagle’s Hall, Ladysmith, B.C. In lieu of owers please make a donation to your favourite children’s charity.

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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.




CAT SITTING - NO CAGES. I will care for your much loved cat(s) in my home. They get their own room with a home setting. Min. 7-day or long term stay. Limited space, book ahead! (250)740-5554

Ladysmith: $397,000. 463 Battie Dr. 3 bdrm, 3 bath, 2794 sq.ft. home. Level entry, can be suited. Numerous upgrades. 2 gas fireplaces, BBQ hook-up. Mature garden, inground sprinklers. Immaculate. Ph: 250-245-8840 or email:


MERCHANDISE FOR SALE APPLIANCES APPLIANCES: MOFFAT Stove, 30�. Gibson fridge, 5’6�Hx30�W $125 ea. Stacked Washer & Dryer 6’Hx30�W. $300 each OBO. Excellent working cond. Call Maureen at (250)746-7407 Mon.-Fri., 8:30am- 4:30pm for viewing.

3282 River Road. Chemainus estate 4 bdrm, 3 bath, full undeveloped basement home on 5.6 acres. Offers to $569,000. More info at:

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or John Booth, Royal LePage Nanaimo Realty 250-245-2252 (Ladysmith). Ladysmith Chemainus Chronicle Tue, July 31, 2012

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

SHIPPING CONTAINERS 20’ or 40’. Buy or Rent. Safe and secure. Easymove Container Services. Serving Vancouver Island. 1-(888)331-3279

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

$469,900. 507 Louise Road, Ladysmith. 5+ bdrm, 3 bath, 3690 sq. ft. Oceanview, level entry, sunlit bsmt, suite potential, dbl. garage. 250-246-0159

Chemainus: Lockwood Villa, well kept bldg, (2) 1 bdrm $625, incl. heat & hot water, avail. July 15th & Aug. 1st, sm pets welcome. Call Karen 250-709-2765. Ladysmith: 2 bdrm apt + den and back yard. Sm cat ok, ref’s required, n/s. $800. Avail. now 250-618-4958. LADYSMITHINCREDIBLE ocean views, executive style condo. Adult orientated, 1200 sq ft, 2 bdrm, 2 bath, 5 appls, priv ent, gas F/P, renos, single garage. $995. (250)245-1342.

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.

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

SUITES, UPPER BACHELOR SUITES with hydro, internet and cable included. Located at 1400 Alberni Hwy, just outside of Parksville $500 per month. 250-9549547



Ladysmith: 3 bdrm trailer on a large lot with room for one R.V. + cars. F/S, W/D. Large shed, Available August 1st, $950/mo. 250-245-9846.

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: 1-250-616-9053

RV SITES 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.

OTHER AREAS 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.




1998 LINCOLN Town car, Signature series, pearl white colour, 165 km, fully loaded, very good condition. out of province vehicle inspection completed. Asking $8,000.(250)758-3831.

Ladysmith: 2 bdrm bungalow downtown, garage, $695/mo, Call Ray 250-616-2345. Ladysmith: 3 bdrm, 45+, N/P, $740 + utils, incl. appliances, quiet area. Call Greg 250-2458914. 1993 PACE ARROW 35’ low mileage, generator, queen size walk around rear bedroom, new 3 way fridge, M/W, tub/shower. Roofs w/AC, also equipped with a back up camera. 68642 km. $14,900. obo.Please call 250-245-3350.

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, $950/mo.


2005 Jayco Jayflight 28 ft RLS travel trailer. Non smokers, no pets. Lg. slide, walk around queen bed, sleeps 6. Very comfortable and in excellent cond. New golf cart batteries, BBQ, Adco full cover. 10000lb equalizer hitch. $16,000. May consider good short-box camper in trade. 250-245-2920.


Call Royal LePage 250-245-0975


Beyond Your Expectations

2004 VW TOUAREG. Only 135,000 km, economical, spirited V6 engine, all wheel drive and tow hitch with electric brakes. Unique 6 speed Tiptronic auto transmission. Well equipped interior, rear mounted CD changer. Beautiful, well maintained. $14,900 obo, 250658-1123 Auto Financing 1.800.910.6402

Easy Livin’ at Town and Country Sharply priced at $49,900 This home has had plenty of updates; new windows and doors, hardwood foors, heat pump etc.

25 French Street New price $249,900

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 $13,000. (250) 748-3539

SALTAIR: 2 bdrm mobile on our property. Very quiet area. NP/NS, ref’s. $800 mo + util’s. Avail immed. (250)246-2296.

ESCAPE TO CHEMAINUS FOR THE WINTER. Fully furnished, self-contained 1-bdrm log cabin, in park-like quiet setting. Inclds hydro & heat. Ref’s strongly recommended. $750./mo. Avail Sept/Oct April/May. Quiet, responsible, N/S, no parties, no drugs. Call evenings or am (250)246-9684

2007 DODGE Ram 2500, 4x 4, quad cab, loaded, 242 km, trailer tow package, good cond., new rear brakes, out of province vehicle inspection completed. asking $11,500. (250)758-3831.

2012 MIRAGE 7 x 14 Tandem trailer, rear barn doors, single front door, one trip only - Edmonton to Nanaimo. like new. asking $5,400. (250)758-3831



2 BEDROOM house for rent, locate at 1400 Alberni Hwy, just outside of Parksville. $800 per month. 250-954-9547


WANT A Vehicle but stressed about your credit? Christmas in August $500 cash back. We fund your future not your past. All credit situations accepted. 1-888-593-6095.

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



Cyndi Beaulieu

SHOP SPACE wanted. Local business is looking for shop space, approx. 1500 sq. ft. Call John 250-616-9504.


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

1-800-910-6402 DL# 7557


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

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.

Ladysmith 250-245-2252

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

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

BOATS 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.

What’s Happening

Up Coming LADYSMITH CAMERA CLUB - will feature “Forensic Photography, Part II”, a fascinating glimpse into the use of photography in modern police work. Presented by Constable Dave Giles of the Nanaimo Forensic Identification Section. Tues, Aug 28, 2012 at 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 BASTION CITY WANDERERS VOLKSSPORT - 6 or 10 km Ladysmith walk, Sat, Aug 4, registration 9:30 am at the end of Christie Rd in front of red/orange Timber West Gate. Walk starts at 10 am. More info, call Ethel at 250756-9796.

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

Greg Buchanan 250-245-8914

See All My Listings on the Internet!


Ocean View & Suite

Extensively renovated 5 bdrm, 3 bath home with mortgage burner suite. Close to golf, shopping, restaurants.


Beautiful Patio Home 2 bdrm, 2 bath, recent updates, located in a quiet adult complex near parks and Trolley service.

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


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


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.


Charming 4bdrm ocean view home on French Street with large fenced level back yard completely

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

20 Tuesday, July 31, 2012 Ladysmith Chemainus Chronicle

Mr 49th (Jr) is officially

a true 49er

as of August 1, 2012! Happy Birthday President Pete!

Beautiful BC Day SPECIALS BC

Sweet Juicy

Blueberries 5 lb. box



Works out to $2.38 lb.


Fresh Canadian

Lean Ground Beef Warehouse pak, 6.59 kg




Coca Cola or Pepsi Cola & Assorted 12 paks, limit 4 assorted



Seniors Day Thursday, August 2nd


% Off

Like father, like son

Secret Identity!

Your Total Grocery Bill

Excluding Tobacco, Lotto, Gift Certificates, Phone Cards, Stamps

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, July 30 to Monday, August 6, 2012

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


Next to Cedar Plank Restaurant

Open Daily 7:30 am to 9 pm

The Old Bruce’s Store

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, July 31, 2012  

July 31, 2012 edition of the Ladysmith Chronicle