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Tourism numbers are up Niomi Pearson The Chronicle

Dozens of youth of all ages and adults came out to the Park the Park skatepark rally on Sept. 7 in Chemainus to call for action on stalled skatepark plans, an idea which was first proposed about 10 years ago. Attendees spent a few hours showing off their skills to spectators on a makeshift skatepark in Waterwheel Park. Niomi Pearson/Chronicle

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With significant increases in visitors, phone calls and bus tours, the Cowichan Valley has proven itself the place to be this summer. Visitor centres in Ladysmith and Chemainus are reporting increases as high as 36.4 per cent in some areas, as compared to last year’s numbers. Chemainus Visitor Centre co-ordinator Marlie Kelsey said Chemainus’ upbeat attitude and local events brought an increase of 21.3 per cent (7,324 people) to the centre in August, while in July, Chemainus experienced a 19.2-per-cent increase. From April to June, the Chemainus Visitor Centre recorded a 36.4-per-cent increase in overall tourism (determined by the averages of total parties, visitors and bus tours). “The many events we’ve had going on draw people in — ArtBeat, which is a new Friday night art walk; the Theatre, which is celebrating 20 years this year … and the murals,” said Kelsey. “And no matter what you have heard or what you read, the murals are still a major draw to the community.” Chemainus has seen tourists from a variety of different locales, including Europe, Australia and Japan. This year, for the first time, there have been a significant number of French-Canadian visitors from Quebec, Kelsey said. “We’ve had an increase in bus tourism this year, without a doubt,” she said. Some of the many summer events in Chemainus this year have included Music in the See More Page 3

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From Page 1 Park, a Wednesday market and music festivals. “There’s a really good buzz in our town this year — there seems to be a real enthusiasm despite that we have some issues that are challenging us,” Kelsey said. “It’s a very positive atmosphere. Everybody’s working together to make it a neat place to live and come visit.” Total visitors to the Ladysmith Visitor Centre in May were up 21.9 per cent, but numbers dropped 10 per cent in the month of July and 7.7 per cent in August. Phone calls to the tourist office were up 34.5 per cent from April to June, with a total of 287 calls. “It’s definitely been up and busy,” said Jacquie Chellew of the Visitor Centre. “I think maybe people are not looking to go to the big cities and they’re checking out the little gems we have around here.”

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Ladysmith Fire Chief Ray Delcourt and a fellow firefighter stand beside the Ladysmith Fire Department’s new Ford F-550 rapid intervention pickup truck, which arrived in May and which Delcourt says has been a major asset to help firefighters access some of the bush fires they’ve had to deal with this summer.

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A customer sorts through a variety of colourful yarns at the annual Art and Yarn Affair fundraising event at the Cowichan Neighbourhood House in Chemainus on Sept. 8.

custom-built to the tune of approximately $75,000, not only has pumping capabilities to knock the heart of a fire down quickly, but also has useful things such as foam fire suppressant and rescue equipment.

mately 100 feet by 200 feet, Delcourt said. Fire personnel were able to quickly get the fire under control and were relieved by BC Forestry four hours after arriving on scene. The rapid intervention vehicle also went to work after

The Ladysmith Fire Department’s most recent fleet acquisition has kept firefighters hot on the heels of numerous bush and house fires over the summer. Quoted in the Chronicle The Ford F-550 rapid intervention pickup truck, also known as Unit 5, with its 4x4 “It’s been our main source of capability, practical size and getting back into some of these 250-gallon water tank, has bush fires we’ve had in the been out on a near-weekly basis since it arrived in midlast month.” May and has been a bonus Ray Delcourt, fire chief addition to the fleet, says fire chief Ray Delcourt. “It’s been our main source Most recently, the truck a cigarette butt carelessly of getting back into some of these bush fires we’ve had in was deployed to a bush fire in tossed away caused a brush the last month,” he said. “We the power lines off of South fire on Sun., Sept. 2 at the could never take the [fire] Watts Road on Weds., Sept. 5 end of Bayview Road. truck where this truck can at about 7 a.m. A pile of gar- “It burnt up the bank almost bage and debris had been set to a house at the top of the go.” The rapid intervention truck, on fire and grew to approxi- hill,” Delcourt said.

The department is also looking into what caused a house fire in the 300 block of Davis Road that took place Fri., Aug. 31. “It’s under investigation, but at this time, we do not suspect it is suspicious,” Delcourt said. The top floor of the house, which was unoccupied at the time of the fire, was fully involved when firefighters arrived. Damages are expected to be significant but have not been assessed at this time. “We had to do an exterior attack of the fire because it was too hot to risk sending personnel in there,” said Delcourt. The Ladysmith Fire Department is currently recruiting volunteer firefighters. To learn more, contact the fire hall at 250-245-6436.

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Nanaimo’s Ted Wall, a member of Youth With A Mission, is seen here in the Philippines. He will be speaking about his experiences during a fundraiser for the Philippines being held Sept. 22 at Oceanview Community Church. The Laguna area is well-known for flooding, particularly during the rain season, when they can experience up to four to six typhoons in a season. This year, however, the province is experiencing its worst floods on record, not due to natural disaster, but to a low-pressure system that has caused continual rain, coupled with the typhoons.

More than 2,000 residents have been evacuated from their homes into an emergency shelter (a gymnasiumsized covered basketball court) for the past month. The waters are not expected to fully recede for at least another month. “You can imagine the challenge with bathrooms and showers ... so it’s a pretty rough living situation,” Wall

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said. Funds raised will help to purchase things like rice, canned goods and hygiene items for the residents and toward rebuilding flood-damaged homes once the waters have receded. Ladysmith community members are invited to a special fundraiser for the Philippines being held Sept. 22 at Oceanview Community Church. Local resident and RN Kristie Hornett is helping organize the event, which will consist of a presentation by Wall about his work, as well as displays and a silent auction. Dr. John Potts, who has also provided aid to other countries, will make a presentation as well. Hornett says she was very moved by Wall’s stories and photos, and she is hoping to raise about $5,000 before he returns to the Philippines. “It’s an opportunity to make a difference with change that may be on the counter or spent on a coffee,” Hornett said. “Even a little bit would go a long way.” According to Wall, $5 in Canadian currency is equivalent to about 250 pesos. He added that 150 pesos is a full 15-hour day’s wage in Laguna. Doors will open for the fundraiser at 6:30 p.m. Donors will be able to sign up for a monthly e-mail update on Wall’s progress. For more information, call Kristie at 250-9245572 or e-mail kriselt2@

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15 years, the Future Transit Plan calls for reconfiguring Duncan and North Cowichan transit services to Ladysmith councillors are hoping introduce an urban circulator serBC Transit and the Cowichan Valley vice and create more direct neighRegional District will look into bourhood routes; reconfiguring offering bus service into Nanaimo South Cowichan transit services; introducing inter-regional service in the next five years. Ladysmith council reviewed the to Nanaimo; continuing to enhance Cowichan Valley Region Transit inter-regional service to Victoria and Future Plan Sept. 4. The plan was extending the hours of operation on developed by BC Transit in part- the Local Transit Network. The plan nership with the Cowichan Valley calls for improving Ladysmith serRegional District (CVRD) and vices by enhancing neighbourhood approved by the CVRD board of services within the town, introducing direct service between Duncan directors in March. The plan envisions the region’s and Ladysmith and studying the transit network 25 years from now feasibility of paratransit services in and describes what services, infra- North Oyster. In the long term, service implestructure and investments are needmentations called for 15-plus ed to get there. “The plan was designed to create years from now include expanda stronger link between local plan- ing service to new service areas in South Cowichan, North ning goals, land use and transit planning, Quoted in the Chronicle Cowichan, Ladysmith and Lake Cowichan to support the key initiatives of BC Transit’s “I think six to 15 support future development; increasing regional Strategic Plan and years doesn’t and neighbourhood sersupport the Provincial Transit Plan,” Manuel help our com- vice frequency and span service over time to Achadinha, president munity grow in a of support increased popuand CEO of BC Transit, wrote in a letter to sustainable way lation densities in town and village centres; and council that accompa- if people have continuing to enhance nied the report. to leave town.” inter-regional service to The plan calls for Nanaimo and Victoria. the introduction of Councillors voted inter-regional service Jillian Dashwood, unanimously to send to Nanaimo as a mediLadysmith Councillor a letter to BC Transit um-term priority to be requesting a revision to implemented in the change the implemennext six to 15 years, and councillors want to see that tation of an inter-regional service to Nanaimo from medium-term to moved ahead. The vision of the Cowichan Valley short-term so that it begins in the Region Transit Future Plan is a next five years. regional transit system that “con- “I’m kind of boggled by the fact nects people and communities that we’re getting direct feedback through cost-effective, convenient, from people in the local area that safe and accessible transit services.” they would prefer a north route in The goals are to make transit an a timely matter, but they don’t seem attractive transportation alterna- to have taken that into account,” tive to the private vehicle, reduce said Coun. Steve Arnett. Coun. Jillian Dashwood was in the community’s impact on the environment and make the transit favour of letting BC Transit know the town is interested in a link to system more efficient. Network priorities in the short Nanaimo to give youth a chance term for the next five years include to take transit to university and to introducing transit service within make other connections for local Ladysmith and Electoral Area G, residents. improving the frequency of week- “I think it’s really important they day service, improving evening know we are supportive of that,” and weekend service, and improv- she said. “I think six to 15 years ing the inter-regional service to doesn’t help our community grow Victoria. Introducing transit service in a sustainable way if people have in Ladysmith would entail establish- to leave town. If we were to move ing a Ladysmith transit terminal and some of that sort of stuff forward, our kids can stay here, and it makes transit stops. Looking ahead in the next six to it much more sustainable.” The Chronicle



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It’s official! The 25th annual Ladysmith Festival of Lights Light Up will be held Thurs., Nov. 29, as seen in this banner put up by Festival of Lights Society members Greg Edwards (left) and Bill Drysdale on Sept. 6. The Festival of Lights is celebrating its 25th anniversary this year, and the volunteer organizers have plans to make it even bigger and better than past years.

Helmet drive raising cash for new Fire Safety House Firefighters will be at grocery stores in Ladysmith and Chemainus this Saturday from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. hoping for donations Lindsay Chung The Chronicle

Firefighters in the Cowichan Valley are hoping to buy a new Fire Safety House to teach more people what to do if they find themselves inside a burning building by next spring. And to raise the money to buy this new Fire Safety House, the Cowichan Valley Fire Prevention Association (CVFPA), which serves 18 fire halls between North Oyster and the Malahat, is having its first helmet drive this month. Fire departments from all around the Cowichan Valley will be collecting donations to raise funds for a new Fire Safety House. The current house is unreliable and only accessible to children, explained Meghan Bailey, a firefighter in Crofton. “The one we hope to purchase later this fall will be accessible to all age ranges and be a better learning tool to teach citi-

zens what to do should they be Bailey. inside a burning building,” she “It costs a lot to maintain, and noted. right now, it has to be towed This Saturday (Sept. 15) fire- by a tow truck … we can’t get fighters will be at Ladysmith it to every location,” she said. Safeway, Ladysmith 49th “It’s small up in the area we P a r a l l e l G r o c e r y S t o r e , use in the house; we can get C h e m a i n u s F o o d s a n d a firefighter up there with a C h e m a i n u s 4 9 t h P a r a l l e l group of kids, but we can’t get Grocery Store from 10 a.m. to 6 a group of seniors or people p.m. trying to fill their helmets with mobility issues up there.” with donations. Bailey says the new Fire The helmet drive is like the Safety House would serve the firefighters’ well-known boot same purpose to help teach drive for Muscular Dystrophy, the public about fire safety but for a different cause. and teach people how to safely Bailey says the new Fire Safety exit a burning building, but it House the CVFPA is hoping to would be more accessible and purchase costs $55,000, and more portable. the CVFPA is about $30,000 “It will be wheelchair-accessishort. The CVFPA hopes to ble, so we’ll be able to serve raise the $30,000 by the end of everybody,” she said. “It will October so that it can purchase be light so we can tow it with the new Fire Safety House and a truck, and everyone will be have it fully operational for able to get into it.” next spring. It costs about $1,500 a year The current Fire Safety to maintain the current Fire House was built 30 years ago, Safety House, but the new one and one of the main issues is would only cost about $200 a that it is too heavy, explained year, added Bailey.


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Make It, Bake It, Grow It Market takes place Tuesday nights in September from 3-7 p.m. as a test pilot for a weekly market next summer Niomi Pearson

ket to attract more business to the town. The last local The Chronicle weekly market was held by The Ladysmith Chamber of the Ladysmith Downtown Commerce is looking to bring Business Association several back a little more homegrown years ago. to its hometown. “There’s one in Cedar, Nanaimo, Tonight (Tues., Sept. 11), Duncan, Sidney — there’s so during the BC Association of many people that have markets, Farmers’ Markets’ and since the Thursday third annual Farmers night market disappeared, Appreciation Week, Quoted in the Chronicle we always wanted to bring the Chamber of one back,” said Smythies. Commerce is hostSmythies says an ideal i n g t h e Tu e s d a y “You need people to shop at these spot for the market next night Make It, Bake markets in order for them to come year could be the train staIt, Grow It Market. tion parking lot opposite back. We’re hoping that the As of Friday, there town hall. community will come down and were 14 vendors The Ladysmith Make It, confirmed. Some of Bake It, Grow It Market enjoy.” their products will starts tonight (Tuesday) Melody Smythies, Ladysmith Chamber of Commerce include vegetables, and will run from 3-7 p.m. fruits, honey, jewelon First Avenue from ry, dried soup mixes, Roberts Street to Gatacre fudge, and canning Street. supplies. “We’re hoping that the commuVendors are still welcome to Chamber manager Melody nity will come down and enjoy. register for the Sept. 18 and Smythies says the market will If it’s good, we’ll build on it.” Sept. 25 markets at a cost of also be held Tues., Sept. 18 The idea sprouted from the $25 per night. Call the Chamber and Sept. 25 as a test pilot for notion that Ladysmith should office at 250-245-2112 for more a weekly market starting next have its own farmer-type mar- information. June. She said they will be interested in hearing feedback and ideas over the next few weeks as the Make It, Bake It, Grow It Market is held. “You need people to shop at these markets in order for them to come back,” she said.


The Town of Ladysmith wishes to establish a Revitalization Tax Exemption Program (Economic Revitalization) to encourage the commercial and industrial redevelopment of those areas which are experiencing challenges in attracting and retaining investment.


The objectives of Bylaw 1807 are: • To stimulate construction and alteration of buildings within Ladysmith; and • To encourage new business investment in commercial and industrial used lands and, in turn, encourage new employment; and • To promote a higher standard of urban design within business areas and employment areas in order to increase the attractiveness of these locations; and • Generally reinforce the Town’s commitment to economic revitalization Bylaw 1807 will apply to eligible properties in the Town of Ladysmith classed by BC Assessment as Class 4 (Major Industry), 5 (Light Industry) or 6 (Commercial) and located within the Revitalization Area as outlined in Schedule A of Bylaw 1807. To be eligible for an exemption under the program, an applicant must: • obtain a building permit for construction of a new building or improvement or alteration of an existing building or improvement having a project value, as determined by the building inspector, of $200,000 or greater for the portion that is deemed the eligible Project • ensure that the building permit is issued after April 1, 2012 and • ensure that the Occupancy Permit is issued within two (2) years of the Building Permit The amount of the annual Tax Exemption will be equal to the municipal portion of property taxes imposed under section197(1)(a) of the Community Charter on that part of the assessed value calculated by deducting the baseline assessment from the current assessed value and multiplying the difference by the current municipal tax rate. The maximum term of a tax exemption under Bylaw 1807 will be five years. The above bylaw may be inspected at City Hall, 410 Esplanade, Ladysmith, British Columbia during normal office hours (Monday through Friday, 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.) excluding statutory holidays. Further information or questions of clarification may be directed to Erin Anderson, Director of Financial Services at 250.245.6402 (

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ON THE DOLLAR OF THE TICKETED PRICE The Horseshoe Bay Inn in Chemainus is celebrating its 120th anniversary this year and is marking the occasion with a week of “good old-fashioned fun and festivities.” The celebrations kicked off with an open house on Sunday. Hostess Heather Vanderbasch — seen here beside the fireplace in the hotel’s lobby with a picture of her greatgrandmother, Mary Isabelle Meugens — led tours of the hotel, dining room and pub. From now until Saturday, there will be draws and prize giveaways in the pub and the liquor store, and on Saturday night, “The Shoe Pub” is hosting a logger and lumber baron theme night. There will be prizes for those who come dressed as a logger, lumber baron or turn-of-the-century woman. Find out more about the hotel’s colourful history in next week’s Chronicle. Lindsay Chung/Chronicle

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The Town of Ladysmith has vacancies on the following volunteer citizen advisory commissions and committees: • Advisory Planning Commission • Parks, Recreation and Culture Commission • Heritage Revitalization Advisory Commission • Advisory Design Panel The Commissions typically meet once a month, and their role is to make recommendations to Council about matters that affect all of us. Citizen advisory committees play a key role in shaping our community. You can get an application form at City Hall or the Frank Jameson Community Centre, or online at http://www. Please submit your application by October 5, 2012. If you have any questions about Ladysmith’s Advisory Commissions and Committees, please call Mayor Hutchins at 250.245.6403, or send an e-mail to We look forward to working with you to help make Ladysmith even better! Council, Town of Ladysmith Town of Ladysmith 410 Esplanade, PO Box 220, Ladysmith, B.C. Ph: 250.245.6400 Fax: 250.245.6411

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ere at the Ladysmith-Chemainus Chronicle, we always want to get to know our community and to get to know you, our readers, better. One of the ways we can do that is by asking questions, and we’re doing just that with an online survey that starts this week. Our online survey will help us better serve our community, and it will give you a chance to win some of the latest technology. Just visit our website at www.ladysmithchronicle. com and click on the red button at the top of the screen to get to the survey. You can also go directly to the survey at https://www. By filling in this questionnaire, you will help us do a better job of serving you and of keeping you informed of what’s going on in the community and keeping you connected. We appreciate your answers and thank you in advance for taking the time to participate in our survey. Once you have answered the short questionnaire, all you have to do is fill in your name and e-mail address, and you will have a chance to win an Android 4.0 Tablet. Our survey runs from now until Oct. 21. Thank you again for taking the time to provide your input and for helping us serve you better. — The Chronicle

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Would you go to a weekly farmer-type market in Ladysmith? Vote online at This web poll is informal, not scientific. It reflects opinions of website visitors who voluntarily participate. Results may not represent the opinions of the public as a whole. Black Press is not responsible for the statistical accuracy of opinions expressed here. Results from last week’s question Have you spent most of your summer in Ladysmith and Chemainus? Yes 88% No 11% The Ladysmith-Chemainus Chronicle is a member of the British Columbia Press Council, a self-regulatory body governing the province’s newspaper industry. The council considers complaints from the public about the conduct of member newspapers. Directors oversee the mediation of complaints, with input from both the newspaper and the complaint holder. If talking with the editor or publisher does not resolve your complaint about coverage or story treatment, you may contact the B.C. Press Council. Your written concern, with documentation, should be sent to B.C. Press Council, 201 Selby Street, Nanaimo, B.C., V9R-2R2. For information phone 1-888-687-2213 or go to

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ocal politicians are preparing for their annual convention, to be held Sept. 25-28 in Victoria. One of the first orders of business this year will be a vote to raise the dues paid by local governments to the Union of B.C. Municipalities to cover rising travel costs for staff to serve on provincial committees. The plan is also to change the name to Union of B.C. Local Governments to reflect the participation of regional districts and aboriginal communities. So what do these committees and conferences accomplish? The UBCLG, as it will soon be known, is mainly a lobby group for local politicians to seek changes to federal and provincial laws to keep up with changing times. The resolutions offer a snapshot of modern problems facing local governments. A major theme is public safety, and this year, it is the Columbia Shuswap Regional District renewing a

long-standing plea for more provincial policing money for rural communities. Surrey has a resolution seeking better notice and control of a growing number of medical marijuana licences issued by Ottawa. Local fire and police departments end up dealing with licensed grow-ops that spring up quietly and create electrical hazards, or expand production beyond their licences as this stealth legalization continues. Pitt Meadows, home to a Hells Angels clubhouse and drug-related crime familiar to most urban communities, wants B.C. to follow Alberta’s lead and give police authority to remove known gang members from bars and clubs. This year, the debate may go further. Metchosin is seeking support to call on Ottawa to decriminalize marijuana, ending a “failed policy which has cost millions of dollars in police, court, jail and social costs.” No chance of that under the Stephen Harper government, but it’s worthwhile to send the message.

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Another long-shot demand, sparked by the abduction of three-year-old Kienan Hebert of Sparwood last year, is for Ottawa to make its sex offender registry public for convicted repeat offenders. Ashcroft councillors want to give emergency services authority to deal with another modern hazard: hoarding. Yes folks, it’s more than just a show on TV that exposes a creepy side effect of our bloated North American consumer culture. The Ashcroft resolution notes that obsessively piling stuff to the rafters is a growing problem. And as with marijuana grow ops, “local governments have little or no authority to enforce compliance with health and safety standards when a building is owner occupied.” Another First World problem is the “pocket dialing” of 9-1-1 by mobile phones. This is more than just a nuisance because local emergency services are obliged to respond to every call they get. And mobile phones can’t be traced to their location with any

precision, creating timeconsuming searches that weaken response to real emergencies. Other resolutions tackle complex and important issues, such as the effect of hydro development on municipal water supplies. But alas, most will be lost in the convention noise, overshadowed by political posturing over matters best left alone. Last year’s convention featured the low comedy of delegates voting with wireless devices to condemn smart meters, after displaying their ignorance of the subject. This year, in addition to factually challenged railing about oil tankers, there will be a tough stance taken against shark’s fin soup, which will no doubt strike fear into the Chinese fishing fleet. Once delegates vote themselves more taxpayers’ money to run this show, perhaps they should keep their grandstanding to a minimum. Tom Fletcher is legislative reporter and columnist for Black Press newspapers.

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Letters Government Contacts LOCAL: Rob Hutchins Mayor, Ladysmith 250-245-6403 REGIONAL: Rob Hutchins Chair, CVRD 250-245-6403 PROVINCIAL: Doug Routley MLA, Nanaimo-North Cowichan Ladysmith Constituency Office: 250-245-9375 (Tuesday to Friday 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.) E-mail: douglas.routely.mla@ FEDERAL: Jean Crowder MP, Nanaimo-Cowichan Nanaimo Constituency Office: 1-866-609-9998 (Thursdays 11 a.m. to 3 p.m.) E-mail: Submitted photo

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Town of Ladysmith won’t subsidize Stz’uminus First Nation Editor: Re: Water, Sewer Will Extend to Four Corners (Letter to the Editor, Sept. 4, 2012) We would like to respond to questions raised in a recent letter to the editor about plans by the Town of Ladysmith and the Stz’uminus First Nation to extend water and sanitary sewer services to Stz’uminus First Nation’s IR 12 Reserve Lands (commonly known as Four Corners). In short, the Town of Ladysmith is not providing any subsidy. Stz’uminus First Nation will pay all costs of pipelines and service

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connections and be responsible for the same cost of water/sewer services as town residents/businesses. The Stz’uminus First Nation will be paying for maintenance and metering services. The Town cannot provide a financial benefit, and the Stz’uminus First Nation has not asked for one. The Town (approximate population 8,200) is currently upgrading our wastewater treatment plant to secondary treatment capacity. The first stage of the upgraded plant will be able to service 17,500, with a full capacity of 30,000. There is ample capacity to provide much-needed sewer services to Stz’uminus First Nation residents. The Town’s new Liquid Waste Management Plan, which has been guided by a citizens’ Liquid Waste Management Committee, includes the provision of treatment options for communities outside the Town limits; this is

an expectation of the provincial government. It is far more cost-effective and environmentally sensitive to extend existing services from Ladysmith than to build new water and sanitary sewer treatment plants for a relatively small population. Also, adding users will reduce the capital costs for Ladysmith residents. Economic development in Ladysmith and the surrounding area is a priority for town council and the Stz’uminus First Nation. In fact, the recent MOU also calls for joint development of industrial land in south Ladysmith. Economic development in the area will mean increased demand for goods and services that are available within Ladysmith. This type of increased economic activity will benefit all of us. The Stz’uminus First Nation will also be taking part in joint economic development meetings with the Ladysmith Chamber

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New SD68 logo will better represent entire district A lot has changed in School District 68 in the past 30 years, but one thing that hasn’t changed is the school district’s logo. This year, the district will embark on a process to develop a new graphic identity to replace the current logo, which was developed in 1980. “Our current logo was developed in the days that we were the Nanaimo School District, not the Nanaimo-Ladysmith School District,” said Donna Reimer, the school district’s director of communications. “The logo relies heavily on the number 68 and some Nanaimoonly landmarks, such as the Bastion and Mount Benson.” Reimer says the board of education plans for the district to begin using the name NanaimoLadysmith Public Schools, as opposed to the name School District 68. “Considering how much our district has changed in the past 32 years, and with our new strategic plan being developed, it is time to revamp the district’s graphic identity,” said Reimer. “Our graphic identity is the way that we visually represent to the community our pride in our schools and our district’s strengths and unique characteristics.” During the summer, the district issued a request for proposals for a graphic design firm to work with the district on the development of a new graphic identity. Thirteen proposals were submitted, and Ion Branding + Design, a Vancouver firm, was selected to carry out the work. “We’ve asked for a consultative process on the design, and Ion will be working with stakeholder groups as the design is developed,” said Reimer. The contract with Ion is $24,233. Once a new design is developed, the use of the new graphic identity will be phased in to reduce the costs of

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September 1912 vincial registry, which resulting injuries were select club of individThe Chronicle report- would be made avail- fatal, one hunter has uals whose lives have ed that enrolment for able to local police in suffered a temporary been saved by a hard the new school term every B.C. municipality. loss of the use of his hat. Davidson escaped in Ladysmith was “Such a record, it is right hand and a sec- death or serious injury higher than expected claimed, suffices to ond is still explain- when a blasting charge at both the elementary identify a man at any ing why he narrowly sent a six-pound rock and high school lev- stage of his life, as the missed shooting his through a crummy els. The high school skin never changes. c o m p a n i o n i n t h e roof and glanced off class opened with a Even if the skin of the back. It has also been his hard hat, cracking class of 30 students, fingertip is removed, it reported that as a it in the process. The and the beginner class will grow back identi- result of the third mis- award was presented welcomed 45 new stu- cally in the same pat- hap, neither the young b y A x e l A n d e r s o n , dents. tern.” hunter nor his father Comox Logging and However, at least one September 1937 will be sitting down Railway safety officer. teacher did not receive Sat., Sept. 11 marked for a while. Local merchants the traditional wel- the opening of the S a l t a i r f a r m e r reported that the coming gift in the first 1937-38 hunting season William Hutchinson c h e a p e r C a n a d i a n week of school. on Vancouver Island, h a d a s u c c e s s f u l dollar had done little Four Ladysmith boys and in the first week week at the Provincial for local tourism in were fined $5 plus alone, there were three Exhibition in Victoria. the summer. Knight’s, costs ($11.75 each) for incidents involving the His five entries of Buff G o u r l a y ’s a n d t h e stealing apples from a accidental discharge Orpington chickens Wigwam all indicated local orchard. of a firearm. The first won five first prizes. In little change in busiT h e P r o v i n c i a l occurred near Duncan spuds, he competed in ness — either in the Government of B.C. when a hunter was pro- 10 classes and received amount purchased or announced that it had ceeding through the six firsts and four sec- the number of customreceived a new appa- woods using his rifle onds. At 6 p.m. on the ers. Local Chamber of ratus for the taking of as a walking stick, the last day of the show, Commerce president fingerprints to identify second by a Victoria there were a number Stan Heys commented criminals. All convict- man jumping over a of people waiting to that “ The ‘Diefendollar’ ed felons would now log with his finger on purchase his produce h a d d e f i n i t e l y n o t become part of a pro- the trigger, and the and his seed exhibits, helped to increase the third by a young man and he booked many number of American following his father orders. tourists in Ladysmith.” through the woods September 1962 Compiled by while dragging a Bill Davidson of Ed Nicholson, .22-calibre rifle behind Ladysmith became Ladysmith him by the barrel. the latest member Historical Although none of the of the Turtle Club, a Society

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Financial Contribution Service. Establishing this service will eliminate the need for the Chesterfield Instead of making funding for the Sports Society to request a regional Cowichan Sportsplex a regional grant-in-aid each year, Barry noted function, Ladysmith council would in his letter. “Instead, the annual financial conlike to see the complex funded in a manner similar to the Cowichan tribution would become a line item in each year’s budget,” he wrote. Theatre. Cowichan Valley Regional District “The creation of this new service will (CVRD) member municipalities and not impose a new expense on resielectoral areas fund the Cowichan dents in electoral area or municipalTheatre using a model where the ities since they are already paying users living closest to the theatre to financially assist the Cowichan pay the most toward its operation, Sportsplex.” The Chesterfield Sports Society and those living farther away pay less, Mayor Rob Hutchins explained has advised they will require Sept. 4 as council debated a request $146,000 from the CVRD in 2013. by the CVRD to participate in an If all 13 jurisdictions participate in this proposed service, the annual financial contribution service Quoted in the Chronicle residential tax rate would be $0.94 per $100,000 for the Cowichan assessment, using 2012 Sportsplex. “When we fund the “When we fund assessment data, explained Cowichan Theatre, the Cowichan Barry. Ladysmith council we fund it at a level Theatre, we fund decided to write a letter that is based on concentric circles it at a level that to the CVRD stating that — the further out is based on con- at this time, the Town of declines to paryou are, the less you centric circles — Ladysmith ticipate in the proposed pay,” said Hutchins. the further out funding model for the The Chesterfield S p o r t s S o c i e t y you are, the less Cowichan Sportsplex and to request consideration recently appeared you pay.” by the CVRD of establishas a delegation at the ing a similar formula to the CVRD and updated formula used to fund the the board of direcRob Hutchins, Cowichan Theatre. tors on the operaLadysmith Mayor Coun. Gordon Horth was tions and “fundthe only councillor to vote ing crisis” affectagainst the motion. ing the Cowichan “I think we should follow Sportsplex, according to CVRD corporate secretary the Nanaimo example and go to a J.E. Barry, who wrote to council in two-tier system,” he said. “We have mid-August to ask whether the town adjoining communities that take wishes to participate in an Annual services from us in all kinds of Financial Contribution Service for ways, and they can pick and choose what suits them. I guess we’ve got the Sportsplex. In response, the CVRD board a ways to go before the larger quespassed a resolution to conduct a poll tion about regional facilities can to determine which CVRD member be answered — and I hope it gets municipalities and electoral areas resolved because that’s the right are interested in participating in thing to do. “I’m disappointed it has gone on the service. For the past number of years, the this long.” Hutchins, who believes the majorTown of Ladysmith has been contributing financially to the opera- ity of the CVRD electoral areas tion of the Cowichan Sportsplex declined to participate in the service, through a regional grant-in-aid sub- suggested that if there isn’t support sidy issued by the CVRD. All munici- among CVRD member municipalipalities and electoral areas fund ties to create an Annual Financial regional grants, and in 2012, all 13 Contribution Service, the Cowichan jurisdictions paid $0.64 per $100,000 Sportsplex will likely be considered as a grant-in-aid again next year. household, explained Barry. To provide a greater level of fund- “We have provided five years in ing certainty to the Chesterfield grant-in-aid, two at $80,000 and Sports Society, the CVRD board our last three at $100,000,” he said. is proposing to create an Annual “They have an alternative.” The Chronicle


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T h e 2 0 - y e a r - o l d , Choice Award, and who was a Ladysmith she received a scholPrincess in 2010-11, arship for Vancouver She may not have was the only candidate Island University. She received the title of from Vancouver Island placed in the top five B r i t i s h C o l u m b i a in this year’s British for the Fundraiser A m b a s s a d o r , b u t Columbia Ambassador Award, Public Speaking Ladysmith’s Jayse Van P r o g r a m , a n d s h e Award, Community Rooyen walked away recently took part in Presentation Award from the program with the final week of the and the Promotion two awards, a schol- program in Merritt in Award. arship, numerous top late August. “It went so well,” said five placements, new In Merritt, Van Rooyen Van Rooyen. “It was friends and more self- won the Friendship so overwhelming in a confidence. Award and the People’s good way.”


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Program was being in Merritt and telling people all about Ladysmith. “It’s a really cool way to promote the town,” she said. “I loved talking about Ladysmith. I could have talked about it until my face went blue.” Van Rooyen’s community presentation was her favourite onstage aspect of the week. She dressed up as an oyster and talked about Ladysmith’s past, present and future. Va n R o o y e n a l s o loved getting to know 11 new people from around B.C. whom she now calls friends. “I loved meeting the candidates and getting to know a very diverse group of girls,” she said. “Even though it’s a hard competition, everyone was so encouraging. It’s so cool. I now have friends absolutely everywhere. It’s so nice because that’s what you want to do — you want to branch out and spread your horizons. That was the coolest part for me.” For Van Rooyen, the hardest part of the program was the threehour knowledge exam. Van Rooyen felt lucky to have a lot of family and friends in Merritt. “I was the furthest away, and I had the most people there,” she said. “It’s so nice to have that support. I know the community supported me so much, and I had good representation there, so that was nice.”

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sical pieces to gospel and modern show tunes, there is always T h e Ye l l o w p o i n t something for everySingers are looking to one, whether you are turn up the bass with in the choir or in the a few more male choir audience. “ Ye l l o w p o i n t h a s members. Their fall choral ses- unique style in that it’s sion starts Wednesday relatively eclectic and (Sept. 12), and all new welcoming,” Carter male and female mem- said. Frank Letain, a tenor bers, particularly those in the bass and tenor who has been with vocal range, are invited the choir three years, describes it as therapy. to sing along. “We rehearse once a “Just about every choir seems to have that week, and you leave request constantly,” there feeling uplifted,” said choir co-manager he said. There are no audiD a v e C a r t e r. “ M e n often think that they tions required to join, don’t have a very good but the choir does two voice, but when they major performances get out and sing with per year, a Christmas other men, they often Concert and a Spring find they do a lot bet- Concert. They also ter than they thought p e r f o r m a t l o c a l seniors’ homes such they could.” T h e Ye l l o w p o i n t as the Lodge on 4th Singers (YPS) started and La Rosa Gardens. about 13 years ago as This year’s Christmas a small community Concert will be held choir for residents in Dec. 9 at Oceanview the Yellowpoint area Community Church. and has grown continu- Choir directors are ally. The choir currently hoping to feature a has about 40-45 mem- Nanaimo children’s bers from Nanaimo to choir at the perforLadysmith and every- mance. “We like to share our where in between. With the eldest members in performance time, and their 70s and youngest that’s always good for in their 20s, there’s a the audience — they place for all music lov- get a bigger bang for their buck,” Carter said. ers. Twice a year, YPS “We don’t turn anyone hosts full-day workaway,” Carter said. Singing everything shops, which are a great from traditional clas- learning opportunity The Chronicle

for choral members to “They made me feel strengthen the quality very welcome, and of their repertoire and t h a t ’s c o n t i n u e d , ” receive in-depth train- Letain said. “I’ve sung ing. A potluck is also with a lot of choirs over held during the work- the years and you get a shops. feel for different ones; “It is said of our choir I very much like the that we are almost as warm atmosphere with good at cooking as we the other members of are at singing,” Carter the [Yellowpoint] choir. laughed. “We’re pretty We all love singing, and good at looking after we all enjoy making each other. There’s a music together.” lot of social interacLetain said his most tion and social support memorable moments in our choir.” have been performing The choir is directed at seniors’ homes. by Doug Roszmann, “Those were very speand their accompanist cial moments for me is Sharyn Andruski- because we go into the Collins. nursing homes, and “ H e r e a l l y m a k e s you see these elderly e v e r y o n e f e e l w e l - people and lots of comed and wanted, and times, you can just see he’s able to get the best the joy in their faces … from us,” Carter said their eyes light up and of Roszmann, adding you’ll see a toe or finthat Andruski-Collins ger start tapping in time performs her duties to the music and you as choral accompanist just know that you’ve with incredible preci- touched them,” he said. sion. YPS rehearsals take L e t a i n j o i n e d p l a c e We d n e s d a y Yellowpoint Singers nights from 7-9 p.m. a f t e r m o v i n g t o at Cedar Secondary Ladysmith from the School in two sessions mainland. — fall (September to “I’ve always loved to December) and spring sing; I’ve been singing ( J a n u a r y t o M a y ) . in choirs since high There is a $50 charge school,” he said. “As per session to help soon as I got here, I cover expenses such as was looking around for sheet music and facility a choir to join.” rental. Responding to an ad For more information in the Chronicle, Letain about the Yellowpoint showed up for a YPS Singers, contact Joan rehearsal, and the rest at 250-753-9483 or Dave is music history. at 250-245-3727.

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that only one per cent — or 1,000 people — is actually successful. With the money generated by music quickly subsiding, the goal turns to becoming sustainable as a working musician. Take the examples of Craig Cardiff from Ontario and Vancouver I s l a n d ’s o w n R y a n McMahon of Ladysmith and Wil Mimnaugh of Qualicum Beach. All three of these working musicians have discovered how to narrow down and focus all of their attention on the audience that is truly supporting them and their music. “Craig Cardiff has a unique way of looking at generating his sustainable income,” explains Cathleen. “He changes the way we look at being successful as a musician, and his model can work for thousands.” Support for music today comes from a number of differ-

ent sources. People, businesses and communities who pride themselves on being “patrons of the arts” are where these three artists find the support they need to feed their families and support their art form. Ryan McMahon’s last album wouldn’t have been possible without the investment support of ENH Cabinets in Abbotsford and the owner of Arbutus Music. Both companies have taken an interest in the Vancouver Island Artist of the Year’s music and hope to see it keep being recorded and performed. The Professional Musician SelfManagement Program at Arbutus Music covers everything from the basics of copyright, registering songs with SOCAN, finding funding through government agencies and grant or loan programs l i k e FA C T O R ( T h e Foundation Assisting

Canadian Talent on Recording) to booking, touring and building relationships with proper use of business communication skills. “There are small things that can make a huge difference in how your music is received,” explains Cathleen. “Something as simple as forgetting to put a catalogue number or a spine on your CD can mean that it doesn’t ever see the catalogue department of radio stations across the country. If it doesn’t have a spine and a number, they can’t find it on the shelf. You may send your music out to stations and then wonder why it never gets played. It could be something that simple.” Cathleen worked in the music industry in Vancouver for more than 15 years as a personal business manager for bands and solo artists ranging from Nickelback to Jeremy Fisher. In

2007, she founded a boutique marketing and management firm, Mission Management Group, and signed Ryan McMahon as her flagship artist. After moving to Ladysmith in December 2008, Cathleen continued to work in Va n c o u v e r a t t h e Nimbus School of Recording Arts, teaching the Music Business Program. In 2011, Arbutus Music owner Richard Leighton invited Cathleen to administrate the Arbutus Music School and teach a Music Business Course. Cathleen developed a 16-week Professional Musician SelfManagement Program to give the tools of success directly to artists to enable more instrumentalists and performers to be successful “working musicians.” The course starts this Thursday (Sept. 13) from 6-9 p.m. and includes a three-hour Career Spotlight session with Craig Cardiff on Nov. 18. For more information, visit www. — Submitted

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The game plan for extracurricular athletics at Ladysmith Secondary School will be determined following a community meeting being held to enlist new coaches and assistant coaches for this year’s lineup of activities. Anyone in the community who is interested in coaching a sports team at LSS — be it basketball, rugby, badminton or soccer — should be sure to attend the meeting, which takes place Weds., Sept. 19 at 7 p.m. at the high school. “It’s in response to the community’s call for continued and new extracurricular athletic programs at Ladysmith Secondary,” said principal Dave Street. “We have a shortage of coaches, we have fewer teachers than in past, and the expertise of some of those teachers does not lend itself to some of the sports that have been standards for years.” Coaching a high school sports team is a volunteer position that requires many hours of practice, but just as


many intrinsic rewards. The school is looking for coaches for both junior and senior teams, which are separated into boys and girls teams as well. “Coaching is a huge responsibility — it has to do with the practices, the tournaments, transportation, and in many cases fundraising,” Street said. “Some of these people put in hundreds of additional hours throughout the school year taking a team all the way to, in some cases, provincial finals.” Last year, a total of four community coaches made up the bulk of coaching staff for athletic teams at LSS, such as rugby coach Pete Kis-Toth. “We wouldn’t have had a rugby program without him,” Street said. “We need folks like him and many more.” While no experience is necessary, passion and dedication are valuable assets to have. “I’m not going to be turning anybody away who has the qualifications, who’s interested and passionate about working with our students,” Street said.

Boys basketball coach Randy Steel (far left) watches on as Ronald Finnegan makes a leap for the net last season. File Photo New ideas for athletic pro- traditional sports,” he said. grams will also be heard at “It’s another area to get kids the Sept. 19 meeting. Street involved and make them said although not every feel good about themselves, sport will make the cut, the being part of a team.” school would like to hear Attending the meeting will from people who have cre- be the school’s new student ative ideas or think outside activities co-ordinator Kyle the box. McDonald. Information and Street said he is very ideas discussed during the interested in the possibil- meeting will be taken down, ity of getting a district-wide and based on the number of dodgeball league started in coaches that come forward, Ladysmith. the school will determine “Dodgeball is one of those which sports can viably be sports that can draw in a lot mounted. of different students who For more information, call wouldn’t necessarily play the school at 250-245-3043.


The Canadian Scottish Regiment (Princess Mary’s) The Regiment as part of its 100th anniversary will conduct a Freedom of City Parade at 1:00 P.M. in front of City Hall on Sunday September 16, 2012 in Nanaimo, BC. The Commanding Officer, Lieutenant Colonel E.P. Boucher will be confronted by His Worship Mayor John Ruttan and Council. In addition, the Regiment will march

through the city to the Nanaimo Cenotaph arriving at 1:40 P.M. and present a plaque to the City. The ‘Old Guard’ comprising of veterans and past members of Regiment, will join the parade just before the Cenotaph. The Regiment was honoured by the City of Nanaimo with the granting of the ‘Freedom

of the City’ on October 5, 1974. The Regiment has a long history in the City of Nanaimo and surrounding communities and has provided assistance as required during emergencies and other events. An ‘Open House’ will be held at the Brigadier D. R. Sargent Armoury, 709 Nanaimo Lakes Road, starting at 3:30 P.M.


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Fixing Bayonets outside Nanaimo City Hall for the Freedom of the City ceremony.

Presentation of Freedom of the City of Nanaimo to the Regiment 5 Oct 1974 Honourary Col J.R. Nicholson, LCol Talbot, His Worship Mayor Frank Ney of Nanaimo. 474

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HEAVY EQUIPMENT Repair Ltd. currently has full-time positions available: H/D Truck and Transport Mechanic and Parts Counter Person. Contact Herb 780-849-3768; (cell) 780849-0416. Fax 780-849-4453. Email:

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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:

Maintenance Supervisor Production Coordinator Area Planner Certified Millwright Millwright/Planerman Technician 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 to: Human Resource Department Facsimile: 1.866.840.9611 Email:

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The British Columbia Press Council

* Gutters * Windows * Siding * Moss treatment * Pressure washing

is seeking three persons to serve as public directors on its 11-member Board of Directors. Public Directors serve two-year terms and are eligible to serve four terms. A nominal per diem is paid for meetings. Candidates should have a record of community involvement and an interest in print and online media issues. Applications together with names of two references and telephone numbers should be submitted by Sept. 30, 2012, to: The B.C. Press Council, 201 Selby, Nanaimo, B.C., V9R 2R2. See for information about the Press Council. The Ladysmith Healthcare Auxiliary needs new volunteers for our Thrift Store and Gift Shops. If you can commit 3 or 4 hours of time a week, and want to help raise funds for health related projects and organizations, come to the Thrift Store for a volunteer application, or check out our website at: www.ladysmith

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STEEL BUILDINGS. Reduced prices now! 20x22 $4,455. 25x26 $4,995. 30x38 $7,275. 32x50 $9,800. 40x54 $13,995. 47x80 $19,600. One end wall included. Pioneer Steel 1-800668-5422 VISITING ARIZONA for the Winter? Meridian RV Resort. Good Sam-Trailer Life Top 100 RV Resorts in America. Check us out at or call 1-866-770-0080.

HOSPITAL AREA: Solid older Nanaimo home, lots of updates. Freshly painted; Move in Ready. 3bdrms up, 2bdrm suite down. Listed below assessment, $339.900. To view: 250-740-6803 / 250-619-7650.

WALK-IN Tubs, Wheelchair Baths, Roll-in Showers, Shower Seats. Avail thru MEDIchair locations. Aquassure 1-866-404-8827

REAL ESTATE FOR SALE BY OWNER CAYCUSE Very rare 5 acre treed park-like Property with well-maintained furnished home - 1500 sq.ft, 3-bdrm, 2 bath. Extremely close to Pristine Cowichan Lake. Perfect for recreational property or full time living. Reduced to sell $378,800. Exceptionally low yearly cost. Not leased land. Call 250-745-3387 or 250-478-2648



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. 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




MAYTAG SXS fridge, $350, white 17 cu ft fridge $300, 30” almond self cleaning range, $125, white 30” range $150, white self cleaning range, $200, white self clean convection range $300. Apt sized stacking washer/dryer $350. Washer dryer sets $200-$350. Washers $150-$250, Dryers $100-$150. Built-in dishwashers $100-$150. 6 month warranty on all appliances. Please call Greg at (250)246-9859.

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NORMAN ROCKWELL rare books. Norman Rockwell, 60 Year Retrospective (Thomas S. Buechner). A soft cover in good condition w/ pullout prints of Rockwell’s art published in 1972. Second book, Norman Rockwell Illustrator (Arthur L. Guptill). Hard cover in hard cover box, good condition has history and beautiful art work. Published in 1946. Asking $100 ea or $175 for both. Call (250)924-7866.

APARTMENT/CONDO Chemainus: Lockwood Villa, well kept bldg, (2) 1 bdrm $625, incl. heat & hot water, avail. now, sm pets welcome. Call Karen 250-709-2765. Downtown Ladysmith: (411 First Ave.), spacious, bright and newly renovated one bedroom with skylights. NS, N/P $675/mo. Available immediately. Call 250-323-3080.


LADYSMITH OCEANVIEW, 2bdrm, 5 appls, close to VIU, avail now. Elevator, covered parking, pet neg., ref’s req’d. $900/2nd floor. 250-245-9853.

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: 1 & 2 bdrm suites from $700/mo incl. heat & hot water, ocean views, completely renovated, on trolley route, small pets ok. 250-668-9086.

FURNITURE LIFT CHAIR for sale, medium Brown, lightly used and in good condition, $250 OBO. New - $800. Please call 250746-4749 to view.

MISCELLANEOUS FOR SALE HOT TUB (SPA) COVERS. Best price. Best quality. All shapes & colours available. 1-866-652-6837 KENMORE FRIDGE, $100, Air conditioner, $75, 1 Safe, $40, 1 carport Freezer, $25. All in great condition. Call (250)743-4375 or (250)4806875 anytime. SAWMILLS FROM only $3997. Make money & save money with your own bandmill. Cut lumber any dimension. In stock ready to ship. Free Info & DVD: 400OT 1-800-566-6899 Ext:400OT



CHEMAINUS: SUNDAY, Sept. 16, large Antique/Collectible parking lot/car boot sale at Hwy Antique Emporium- Hwy #1 at Henry Rd., 8am-3pm. - Come Fill Your Boot -

Ladysmith: 512 Methuen St. Sat. Sept 15th, 8am - 2pm, Big variety, collectables, furniture, tools, etc. No Early Birds! Ladysmith: multi-family, Sat & Sun, Sept 15 & 16, 8 - 2, 160 Arbutus Cres., lots of bargains

CLUES ACROSS 1. Lion sound 5. Pictural tapestry 10. Many not ands 13. Largest known toad species 14. Truth 15. Places an object 17. Small mountain lake 18. Scomberesocidae fish 19. A N.E. Spanish river 20. Selleck TV series 22. Strong, coarse fabric 23. Nestling hawk 24. Macaws 26. Decorate with frosting 27. The bill in a restaurant 30. Sea patrol (abbr.) 31. Used of posture 33. Basics 34. Having no fixed course 38. Radioactivity units 40. Star Wars’ Solo 41. Water filled volcanic crater 45. Initialism 49. A shag rug made in Sweden 50. Yemen capital 52. Atomic #79 54. CNN’s Turner 55. A priest’s linen vestment 56. Returned material authorization (abbr.) 58. Blood clam genus 60. Raging & uncontrollable 62. Actress Margulies 66. Burrowing marine mollusk 67. Port in SE S. Korea 68. Swiss river 70. Mix of soul and calypso 71. Area for fencing bouts 72. Canned meat 73. Myriameter 74. Long ear rabbits 75. Requests


CLUES DOWN 1. Tell on 2. Medieval alphabet 3. Surrounding radiant light 4. Open land where livestock graze 5. Quench 6. Strays 7. Chickens’ cold 8. Heart chamber 9. Timid 10. Oil cartel 11. Statute heading 12. Severely correct 16. An amount not specified 21. It never sleeps 22. Indian frock 25. Soak flax 27. Mariner 28. Arabian outer garment 29. Binary coded decimal 32. European Common Market 35. 17th Greek letter 36. Norse sea goddess 37. All without specification 39. Diego or Francisco 42. Products of creativity 43. Yes vote 44. Radioactivity unit 46. Credit, post or greeting 47. Computer memory 48. Land or sea troops 50. A way to travel on skis 51. Tenure of abbot 53. Fiddler crabs 55. Rainbow shapes 57. Bird genus of Platalea 58. Having winglike extensions 59. Squash bug genus 61. Islamic leader 63. Former Soviet Union 64. Small sleeps 65. Iranian carpet city 67. Auto speed measurement 69. Ambulance providers

22 September 11, 2012 Ladysmith Chemainus Chronicle A22Tuesday, RENTALS






Ladysmith: 2 bdrm apt + den and back yard. Sm cat ok, ref’s required, n/s. $750. Avail. now 250-618-4958. Tue, Sept 11, 2012, Ladysmith Chemainus Chronicle

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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. Was $4200, now asking $3200. (250)748-3473.

LADYSMITH. AVAIL. Oct. 1st, Lg. 2 bdrm harbour view apartment. Incl. 5 appls. $800/mo + utils, 250-741-0353, 250-7142746 or

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CEDAR WATERFRONT 1 bdrm cottage (small). Cable, wireless internet & utils incl. N/P. $595/mo. Must have transportation. Available Oct 1 to May 31. 250-722-2677

DUNCAN: BRIGHT, clean 2bdrm. 2-level. W/D, 5 appl’s, propane F/P. Priv yard. Safe, quiet cul-de-sac, near park. NS/NP. $950. (250)746-8128. LADYSMITH 2-BDRM lower duplex. Laundry. N/S. $700.+ utils. (250)245-2079. LADYSMITH 2-BDRM upper duplex. Laundry. N/S. $900.+ utils (250)245-2079

HOMES FOR RENT Ladysmith: 3 bdrm, 45+, N/P, $739 + utils, incl. appliances, quiet area. Call Greg 250-2458914. Ladysmith: 4 bdrm house, close to all schools, incl. water, sewer, garbage. Hydro not incl. Avail. immed. $1100/mo + damage deposit. lv msg. 250245-4869.

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Royal LePage Property Management Ladysmith: Warehouse/retail space, 2000 square feet approx., Westdown Rd., available now. Chemainus: View St. 2 bdrm ocean view duplex, f/s, w/d, n/s, n/p, $750/mo, available now, ref’s required. Cassidy: Country setting, 2 bdrm mobile, f/s, electric heat, avail now, $850/mo + util, n/s, n/p, ref’s required.

2009 TOYOTA Yaris 4 door sedan, superior fuel economy, low mileage, 5 speed manual trans. Excellent condition. $9000. 250-653-9978

1500 SQ ft townhouse Malone Rd, 3 bedroom 2 1/2 bath, all appl, n/s, pet neg. contact Daytime 250-785-3466 Message 250-261-3501



Charming 2 bdrm 2 full baths, in peaceful and private Clover Acres MHP. Mobile has a large covered deck with a new roof. Mobile’s roof was replaced in the last 5 years.


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.

UTILITY TRAILERS Utility Trailer 1979, 120 Volt, 4x8, newly rebuilt, lights working. View at 731 Malone Road Ladysmith. $500/obo 250-245-2384.



Rural Charmer, meticulously maintained 4 bdrm Ladysmith home, with a new roof, windows, heat pump, insulation and more. Situated on .25 acre of beautiful landscaping and mature fruit trees.


TOWNHOUSES 1500 SQ FT 3 Bedroom Townhouse 2.5 bath Laminate Flooring on main level. 250245-5167

This home has had plenty of updates; new windows and doors, hardwood foors, heat pump etc.

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


Easy Livin’ at Town and Country Sharply priced at $49,900

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26’ Aquastar Command Bridge Cruiser, 1982, fiberglass. Dbl berth forward, dinette converts to a dbl, encl. new head w/9 gal holding tank & macerator. Buss heater, fresh water pump, 3-burner propane stove w/oven, dbl SS sinks and ice box. 260A Volvo gas engine w/2030 hrs, Volvo outdrive 290/2 station hydraulic steering. 12/110 V, 2 batteries. Lots of upgrades - Great Value at $14,500.00 OBO. Please Call Art 250-245-4559 Ladysmith.

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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.

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This month:

Cedar 49th 15 Year Anniversary Sale Join the Celebrations! Sat, Sept 15th, 11-3 pm Cedar Village Square

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


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Ladysmith Chronicle, September 11, 2012  

September 11, 2012 edition of the Ladysmith Chronicle