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Tour de Rock riders arrive Mon., Oct. 1 Niomi Pearson

recalled. “Everybody had a lot of fun there.” The 2012 Tour de Rock team’s In less than one week, the 18 rid- 1,000-kilometre journey to raise ers representing this year’s Cops funds for pediatric cancer research for Cancer Tour de Rock will arrive officially hit the road Sept. 23, after in Ladysmith. a send-off celebration in Port Alice They will be tired, and they will the night before. By the time they be hungry and in need of some reach Ladysmith on Mon., Oct. 1, good old-fashioned they will have travLadysmith hospitality. Quoted in the Chronicle elled more than 680 No one knows that kilometres, visiting feeling better than “You’re getting places like Courtenay, Black Press reporter Parksville, Port Alberni Chris Bush, who par- very tired, but it and Ucluelet. ticipated in the 2011 really perks you “When you get into Tour. up when you get Campbell River and “You’ve been on the Courtenay and some r o a d m o r e t h a n a a huge welcome of the more major cenweek, so by that point, when you come tres, you’re doing a lot you’re starting to get of bouncing around,” into a town.” Bush fairly emotionally and said. physically drained,” he A Red Serge Dinner Chris Bush, said. “You’re getting is being held Monday past Tour de Rock rider very tired, but it really night at the Eagles Hall perks you up when to honour the riders you get a huge weland provide the comcome when you come into a town.” munity with a chance to meet the The North Oyster resident said riders. he was overwhelmed by last year’s Among the list of speakers will support, although Ladysmith has be Ladysmith’s Tammy Dougan, traditionally been a big supporter whose son Callum was diagnosed of Tour de Rock. with advanced stage four neuro“It was probably the biggest [turn- blastoma at the age of four and a out] of all the small towns,” he See Dinner Page 3

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Students at Ladysmith Secondary School held a Jersey Day Monday as part of their Spirit Week. Pictured here, from left, are Mandy Munro, Gabby Knoop, Jersey Bear, Emily Weeks and Katie Hjort. The Chronicle is hoping even more people show their team spirit during a community-wide Jersey Day this Friday (Sept. 28). See the editorial on page eight for more details.

From Page 1 half months. Throughout the ordeal, Callum was a bright spark in an otherwise unfortunate circumstance, and he participated in the Tour de Rock two years in a row as a junior rider. However, shortly after the end of the 2010 Tour, little Callum’s cancer had returned, and he passed away Oct. 18 at Canuck Place. Callum’s nine-year-old brother Zac now participates in the Tour as a junior rider in his memory. “We stay involved for those kids that are still going through

it and the research,” Dougan said. The junior riders are current or surviving young cancer patients or siblings of children who have lost their battle with cancer. Their role is to serve as inspiration to Tour de Rock riders. “A lot of them already have personal stories, but sometimes when you can connect with a junior rider, you realize what they’ve had to go through to get to where they are,” Dougan said. “We have friends that go to Camp Good Times and other friends who are going through treatment

and some who are in remission and some that have not made it.” The Tour de Rock riders are expected to arrive in Ladysmith Mon., Oct. 1 at around 2 p.m., and there will be a reception at the Ladysmith and District Credit Union parking lot. Tickets for the Red Serge Dinner are $35 and are available now at the Canadian Cancer Society office inside the Ladysmith Resources Centre Association building at 630 Second Ave. or by calling 250-245-0671. Doors open at the Eagles Hall at 6 p.m., and the dinner will start at 7 p.m.

Sparks fly after car hits Nanaimo Airport sees tree north of Ladysmith passenger growth

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After a record-setting month of August, the Nanaimo Airport is looking to expand air services, particularly to northern B.C. and northern Alberta. Joe Burnett, the Town of Ladysmith representative on the Nanaimo Airport Commission (NAC), and airport president and CEO Mike Hooper provided an update on operations at the Nanaimo Airport (YCD) to Ladysmith council Sept. 17. Council heard that 2011 was a record year. “We have a growing passenger base, and the millionth passenger between 2006 and July 2012 just passed through the gates recently in July,” said Burnett. So far in 2012, the airport has seen 13.5-per-cent growth in the first quarter and 10.7-per-cent growth in the second quarter. August 2012 was a record-setting month, with nearly 20,000 passengers. There have been $26.8 million in recent expansions and improvements at the airport, including a larger terminal, more parking and faster passenger screening and baggage handling, extended runways to accommodate commercial jet landings, high-intensity runway lights, lead-in lights and a new instrument landing system. “YCD is now 99-per-cent weather-

reliable with the new instrument landing system, and we are confident that we can service the flying public through any months in the winter time,” said Burnett. Burnett estimates that the Nanaimo Airport contributes 700 full-time jobs directly and indirectly in the region. “The airport is an economic driver in the region, with an expectation of creating 1,600 direct and indirect jobs by 2026,” he said. “We also think by 2026, we will be generating $121 million to support the economy in the area.” Looking ahead, Burnett said the NAC is considering land development. “There’s a growing opportunity to better utilize the airport lands for aviation-related uses,” he said. “The NAC plans to enter into an accord with the Nanaimo Regional District for land use at YCD.” Noting that the airport’s millionth passenger works in Fort McMurray, Mayor Rob Hutchins asked if there are any opportunities for direct flights to that area. “We’re working aggressively in northern Alberta and northern B.C.,” said Hooper. “We’re meeting with the human resources group that represents petroleum interests in northern Alberta, and we would love to see either direct charters or working with an air carrier that we currently have to get into that area.”

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proceeded to enter the highway. The driver of the southbound vehicle was able to brake, slowing the vehicle speed; however, it could not avoid the collision. Both vehicles were damaged and were towed from the accident scene. No injuries were sustained by the occupants. Friday, Sept. 14 • The Ladysmith RCMP responded to a broken window on a vehicle which had been parked overnight on Warren Street. The window appeared to have been pulled out and away from the vehicle. A forensic identification exam was conducted, and

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Tuesday, October 2nd *note change of day and Monday, October 15th at 7:00 p.m. Government Services Committee Monday, October 15th at 5:30 p.m. Mayor’s Open Door – City Hall Thursdays, 4:30 p.m. - 6:00 p.m. City Hall (410 Esplanade) Business Hours Monday - Friday, 9:00 a.m.–4:00 p.m. Corner of Trans Canada Hwy. and Roberts St. except statutory holidays Please check the website to confirm start times.

STATUTORY HOLIDAY OFFICE CLOSURE City Hall, Development Services, Public Works and the Frank Jameson Community Centre will be closed on Monday, October 8th for the Thanksgiving Holiday.

THIRD QUARTER UTILITY BILLS Water meters are currently being read. Utilities, covering the period July to September, 2012, will be billed and mailed in the middle of October. If you do not receive your bill by the end of October, please call City Hall at 250.245.6414, extension 6206.

*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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BURNING REGULATIONS Please be reminded that no outdoor burning is permitted within the Town of Ladysmith, with the exception of small cooking fires (no bigger than .5m. sq.) such as a BBQ, fire pit or chiminea per Town of Ladysmith Burning Regulation Bylaw No. 1380

FIREWORKS FOR HALLOWEEN The Town of Ladysmith will be following the Cowichan Valley Regional District Fireworks Bylaw No. 3303. A copy of the Bylaw can be found on the Town’s website at www., or at City Hall, 410 Esplanade. This Bylaw states in part: “2. Application This bylaw applies to the following municipalities and electoral areas in the Cowichan Valley Regional District namely, the Town of Lake Cowichan; the Town of Ladysmith; Electoral Area A - Mill Bay/Malahat; Electoral Area B - Shawnigan Lake; Electoral Area C - Cobble Hill; Electoral Area D - Cowichan Bay; Electoral Area E - Cowichan Station/Sahtlam/Glenora; Electoral Area F - Cowichan Lake South/Skutz Falls; Electoral Area G - Saltair/Gulf Islands; Electoral Area H - North Oyster/Diamond; and Electoral Area I - Youbou/Meade Creek. 3. Prohibitions a) Except as permitted by Section 4 of this bylaw, no person shall sell or cause to be sold, keep with the intent to sell or dispose of to any person, give, or accept from another person, any fireworks. b) Except as permitted by Section 4 of this bylaw, no person shall discharge or facilitate the discharge of fireworks. 4. Requirements for Special Events Despite subsections 3(a) and 3(b), any person or organization may possess and discharge fireworks at a public special event or festival if the person or organization has a fire safety plan and holds a valid Fireworks Operator Certificate, or equivalent, for the level appropriate to the nature of the fireworks being possessed and discharged, as confirmation of their knowledge and ability to safely possess and discharge fireworks in a sufficiently controlled environment.”


Margaret Lomas (left) and Kim Bolton of Mystique Day Spa mark their bids in the silent auction benefit for Ladysmith businesswoman Jenna Forster Sept. 21. The silent auction, which raised money for Forster’s medical treatments to treat Lyme disease, was held at Body Resource Studio on First Avenue as part of the pilates and yoga studio’s grand opening.

Chemainus library will be built at old firehall Staff Writer THE CHRONICLE

North Cowichan council has reversed its decision about where a new library should be built in Chemainus. North Cowichan council made a definitive decision to build the new Chemainus library on the old firehall site at 9796 Willow St. during its Sept. 19 meeting. “This council and the previous council had determined, after a comprehensive and consultative planning process, that the new Chemainus library would be built adjacent to the Coastal Community Credit Union on municipally-owned property in the Waterwheel Park parking lot,” Mayor Jon Lefebure said in a press release. “Over the past nine months, however, a groundswell of public opinion opposed to that site had developed in Chemainus. The results of three independent petitions and surveys with over 800 signatures showed a clear preference

for the old firehall site.” The Chemainus Advisory Committee acknowledged the input from the public and recommended that council change its decision. Council responded to the committee’s recommendation and the evidence of public preference and will propose the old firehall site as the preferred new library site to the Vancouver Island Regional Library board for its consideration. With this issue resolved, VIRL can now proceed with its process and will hold a public meeting to determine what the community would like to see within the library, according to the release. North Cowichan will work with VIRL on a suitable plan for the firehall site. North Cowichan council then passed a motion to support the relocation of the Cowichan Neighbourhood House Association and Visitor Information Centre from the old firehall to avoid disruption of these community services.

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Ladysmith woman starting new political party Lindsay Chung The Chronicle

Yasmin Freeman of Ladysmith says enough is enough. Freeman is in the midst of starting a new provincial political party, the Citizens Party of BC, and she hopes to run for premier in the next provincial election in 2013. One of Freeman’s main principles is that every single person deserves respect. “I think every person deserves to be treated with respect and dignity regardless of who Lindsay Chung/Chronicle they are and regardless of their beliefs,” she Yasmin Freeman is starting the Citizens Party of BC. said. To start the Citizens I can, and if I need to to have it built with Party of BC, Freeman swing left, I will,” she green technology and needs one person to said. “I don’t hate all also have community be another gardens principal and a dayQuoted in the Chronicle signer. care run by Once she volunteer “In the Citizens Party, the only has anothmoms. All er princi- people I need to answer to are the the vegetapal signer, citizens of B.C. Period.” bles grown she can in the comYasmin Freeman, Citizens Party of BC send her munity garparty to den would Elections go to the Canada, and it can the parties, but I don’t community, and if there become a legal politi- trust any of them, and is a surplus, that can cal party. the poor Greens don’t go to the food bank, or “All of the parties have even get a chance to they can sell it.” had some good ideas, be on the TV debates. Freeman would like and I want to build on That’s why I’m starting to increase the amount these ideas and imple- my own party, because of money people on disment my ideas,” said if you belong to a party ability or social assisFreeman. like the Liberal Party, tance receive. Freeman says, right whether you like it or “We need to start lisnow, many political not, you need to tow tening to the citizens,” parties are like a cham- the party line. In the said Freeman “I don’t pagne glass fountain — Citizens Party, the only t h i n k [ p o l i t i c i a n s ] the rich at the top get people I need to answer remember what it’s like all the benefits, and to are the citizens of to be poor. My heart by the time it trickles B.C. Period. I won’t be goes out to the little down to the everyday bullied.” guy. We’ve got to raise person, there is very Freeman believes the amount of money little left. The Citizens that affordable hous- people are getting, and Party of BC would be ing is one of the biggest we’ve got to get some like a chandelier — issues. lower-priced places.” working from the bot- “I would love to do it Freeman wants to tom up, there would be the way it’s done with create some kind of benefits for everyone Habitat for Humanity program where if a from the poor to the where everyone who business would be willrich. wants to live there is ing to hire someone on Politically, Freeman involved in the build,” social assistance for considers herself in the she said. “I think if $500 or $800 a month, middle — not far left someone takes pride they would receive a or far right. in their work, it’s going tax break. “I am right in the mid- to make them feel good. “If you look at any dle of the pendulum, They’re not going to classified ads, they call so if I need to swing destroy it or let others for experienced people, right to help people destroy it. I would love and where do you get

the experience,” she said. Keeping jobs in B.C. is important to Freeman. “We need to get B.C. jobs to B.C. workers, and if there’s a contract that comes up, like the Sea to Sky Highway, even if the B.C. contract bid is slightly higher, I’d still put B.C. at the top of the list,” she said. “I’d rather spend a little more money and put our people to work.” To r u n f o r p r e mier, Freeman needs Citizens Party of BC representatives all over the province. Freeman, who has a Facebook page, website and blog, is hoping to do this by getting

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out in the community. “I would say the Citizens Party is a party by the citizens for the citizens because I was taught in school that the government worked for the people, and not the other way around,” she said. “I really want this to happen because I love B.C., I love the people of B.C., and I love the First Nations. For so many years, I’ve seen politician after politician and party after party, and they all end up hurting people. I thought one day ‘either I can give up and vote for whoever I think is less dishonest, or I can do something about it.’” “I don’t have to sling

mud,” she added. “Everyone knows the mistakes people made. I totally guarantee I will make mistakes, but I will listen to all sides. I know what it’s like to live on nothing. I’m on a disability pension. If I think about myself, I could get depressed, but I’m

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The community helped build it, and on Saturday, the community came out to help celebrate it during the official opening of Brown Drive Kin Park. Mayor Rob Hutchins thanked the Kinsmen for all they have done for this playground and for the whole town, but also noted what an important role local volunteers, service clubs, businesses and organizations have played in making this park a reality. “[The Kinsmen} have touched so many parts of this community,” he said. “For several decades in this comm u n i t y, t h e y h a v e made it a better place. The Kinsmen are good, and they’ve done a lot, but actually, they couldn’t do it without a whole army of volunteers, contractors, businesses, moms and dads and kids to make it possible.” Hutchins noted that 3,200 hours of volunteer time went into the playground project over the past two years, and the community raised more than $230,000 — only $60,000 of which was taxpayer money. “It is an absolutely fabulous good-news story,” he said. As well as contributing 3,200 volunteer hours, the community helped raise $243,146.59, Kinsmen member Duck Paterson said as he handed over the playground’s maintenance

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The Ladysmith Kinsmen Club invited the community out to celebrate the grand opening of Brown Drive Kin Park Sat., Sept. 22. In top photo, the Kinsmen gather on the Neptune Orbiter with Ladysmith Vice-Ambassador Brianne Broadhurst. At left, 15-month-old Jada Haubrick of Ladysmith runs around the playground following the ribbon cutting and speeches. Her mother says they come to the park all the time. kit to Hutchins and the Town of Ladysmith. “Without a community like we have in Ladysmith and without you folks and without the businesses we have and without our neighbours, this kind of stuff would not happen,” he said, thanking everyone who has supported the

project from the beginning. Tim Harris, acting chief of the Stz’uminus First Nation, thanked the Kinsmen for helping build their lacrosse box and spoke of how they have been inspired by their work. “We see ourselves building parks like

this and opening them up to everyone else to use our parks and our lacrosse box,” he said. Now that the playground is complete, the Kinsmen are turning their attention to refurbishing Transfer Beach Park. The club is planning a fundraiser Oct. 27 at Aggie Hall.

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Lodge on 4th residents Clarence and Vera Cardin celebrated their 70th wedding anniversary Sept. 16. They enjoyed a Happy Anniversary cake and music by entertainer Keith Philips.

Cardins ‘just appreciate and take care of each other’ Clarence and Vera Cardin of Ladysmith celebrate 70th anniversary Leah Myers special to the chronicle

The Cardins celebrated 70 years of marriage at their Ladysmith nursing home, Lodge on 4th, Sept. 16. Clarence Cardin, 97, is a retired war veteran from Saskatchewan, and his wife, Vera, 91, is a World War Two “war bride” from England. The milestone was commemorated with a Happy Anniversary cake, and entertainer Keith Philips also serenaded the couple with love songs such as Elvis Presley’s Can’t Help Falling in Love with You. Vera says that she and Clarence have always been happy together. “ We j u s t a p p r e c i ate and take care

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in Crayford, England, from England with and only a few years other war brides. later, Clarence was Clarence worked in seriously injured dur- Victoria as a stationing the Ortona battle ary engineer, and Vera in Italy. took care of their two Vera still has the tele- sons, Trevor and Gene. gram that was delivered to her early in the morning. A shell had landed only four feet away from Clarence, sending shrapnel into his chest and back and barely missing his jugular and major arteries. “A lot of women went through living hell with that war,” said Vera. She also explained how they were so busy during wartime that they barely saw each other. After Clarence recovered from his injury, he went home to Canada, and shortly after, Vera came over on a boat

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mployees at the Ladysmith-Chemainus Chronicle and the Ladysmith Press are teaming up to show support for youth sports. With 66 employees at the press and at the newspaper, Black Press is the sixth-largest employer in Ladysmith, and this Friday (Sept. 28), staff in each building will be donning their favourite sports jerseys and T-shirts to raise money for Kidsport, a community based sport-funding program that provides grants for children ages 18 and under to participate in a sport season of their choice. The Chronicle is urging everyone in Ladysmith, Chemainus and the surrounding area to have a little fun in the classroom or at the workplace while raising awareness for the third annual Sports Day in Canada. Jersey Day invites you to exchange your regular work attire for your favourite team sweater. All you have to do in return is donate $2 to Kidsport. “From municipal council chambers to office buildings and classrooms across the nation, we envision a sea of Canadians wearing their hearts on their sleeves on national Jersey Day,” states the promotional material for Jersey Day. Jersey Day will be followed the next day by The Sports Day in Canada broadcast on CBC. Sponsored by Sport Canada, the CBC and a wide variety of sports organizations, Sports Day in Canada is described as “an opportunity for all Canadians to celebrate the power of sport to build community, fortify our national spirit and facilitate healthy, active living.” Everyone is encouraged to join in the fun on Friday. We would love it if people and businesses participating in Jersey Day shared their photos on our Facebook page at — The Chronicle

Ladysmith’s Toby Nilsson lives his art Community art showcase Sherry Bezanson Ladysmith Arts Council


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eeting Toby Nilsson at his home studio, one is immediately thrown into a world of wonder, both in his art and his surroundings. He lives his art. His studio is a work of curved lines, eye-pleasing embellishes, and nooks and crannies of unique and playful rooms. It is obvious that attention to detail is one of his talents, and his eyes see things in the world around us that most might miss. Nilsson’s work is full of symbolism and intrigue, and the viewer is swallowed into a hybrid of fantasy and realism realms. He is aptly described as a surrealist artist. Nilsson said he was always drawing and doodling, but it was his Grade 12 art class in Calgary, Alb., that really brought him into the fold. In 1970, he began a four-year art program at Southern Alberta Institute of Technology. He noted that Joni Mitchell had dropped out of the same art school the year before he entered SAIT. He studied stone lithography, screen-printing and photography, among other classes. Nilsson con-

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Toby Nilsson of Ladysmith is aptly described as a surrealist artist, as his work is full of symbolism and intrigue. firmed that this was a very stimulating period in his life and he was actively expressing his values and political sensibilities through his art. The artist moved to Victoria in the early 1970s to enjoy the pulsating art and music scene there. He had his first one-man show in 1974 at the Open Space, a still-active innovative gallery dedicated to supporting exper-

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imental approaches to art. After many years in the Cowichan Valley, Nilsson has called Ladysmith home since the 1990s. Toby Nilsson has now been painting for more than 40 years. His medium is acrylic, and his palette is vibrant and bright. His muses are literature, West Coast natural landscapes, children and music. Nilsson often includes family members and personal belongings into his imaginary worlds. Nilsson stretches and frames his works in often-unusual shapes such as ovals, hexagons, hearts and diamonds. Each painting sold is accompanied by the story of its creation and inception. His works feel like living, breathing heartfelt entities into which the viewer can enter. Toby Nilsson is truly a story-telling artist whose fanciful work evokes mystery and depth. Nilsson has been recognized by the following awards: Cowichan Valley Fine Arts Show Best Acrylic in 2003, Honorable Mention in 2004 and Award of Merit in 2011. His next exhibition is at the Brackendale Art Gallery in Squamish from Oct. 6 to the month’s end. If you are interested in Nilsson’s work or commissions, contact him at

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Editor: My family and I would like to thank everyone that was involved in helping to bring my husband and daughter home safely on Sept. 17. A special thank you to the Ladysmith Search and Rescue for searching tirelessly throughout the night in the dark — knowing that you people were out there searching for them was a great source of comfort. We would also like to thank the Ladysmith RCMP Detachment members for their support, especially Carla Sampson, Const. Jessica Barnett and Const. Allison Wanner for their efforts and constant updates. Thank you to the Duncan/ Chemainus Search and Rescue as well for starting up at daybreak in the search. If I have forgotten to mention anyone involved, please know your efforts were greatly appreciated by our family and will never be forgotten. Our daughter is doing great and unbelievably thinks of that night as an adventure. We moved to Ladysmith one year ago, and it is nice to know that we live in a community where there are people so quick to lend a hand in a situation like this so thank you again! The O’Brien family Ladysmith

Please take care of your flags Editor: Today as I did a few errands in Ladysmith, I noticed that there are quite few Canadian flags being flown. Very patriotic. Perhaps everyone should look at the flags that they have in their yard, on their car or adorning their business. If it is torn or faded, please take it down, as it doesn’t honour your patriotism. Thanks. Ann Calder Ladysmith

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We need to have a by-election in School District 79 Editor: The trustees of School District 79, Cowichan Valley, were elected to fulfill a particular mandate — the education of our children. They had a responsibility to fulfill that mandate. They saw that they could not do that on the funding they were given and submitted a deficit budget. They were then fired. The education system has suffered cutbacks in the last years at the same time as costs were increasing and more demands were being made on the education system. The public education system is inclusive, and children with special needs have as much right as others to a good education. The education of all children is essential to the future of this province — to the country — to all of us.

The fired trustees have been replaced by an appointed administrator who is able to change policies put in place by the board. Is this an interim position until a new board of trustees can be elected? There does not seem to be any plans for a by-election to replace the fired trustees. All sorts of rumours are flying around here. One is that there is no point in having a by-election, as the same people would be elected and the same thing would happen again. (What a chance for any majority government to do away with elections altogether!) The field would be open for anyone to run for election. If you feel that way, afraid that the same people would be elected with the same outcome, run for a position on the board yourself! It is irrelevant why the trustees were fired to the necessity of holding a by-electron. The situation is that there are no elected trustees at present. We need to have elected trustees. We need to have a by-election. What is the problem? If the same people are elected,

the government and Ministry of Education should pay attention. There is a strong message from the community there. Trudy Thorgeirson Duncan

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a busing review. a transportation assis- never implemented it. T h e N a n a i m o - tance program. “They can’t justify Ladysmith School School board chair- placing additional costs District (SD68) is in the man Jamie Brennan on families because process of reviewing says the board is hop- our school district has its school bus transpor- ing the transportation quite a high number of tation operations. The review will lead to families in need, and review is being con- efficiencies and maybe the idea of putting an ducted by Management some cost savings additional burden on Partnership Services — essentially, “more them by making them Inc. to determine if efficient utilization of pay for busing seems there are efficiencies our transportation ser- unreasonable,” he said. or changes to the cur- vices.” “In the past, trustees rent school bus system “We’ve experienced have quite high awarethat the district could a p p r o x i m a t e l y 1 0 ness of the challenges consider. years of no additional facing families and The district currently funding for our trans- are quite reluctant to provides busing ser- portation services, so put additional costs vice to approximately it’s timely to take a on them. I wouldn’t 1,836 students, out of look,” he said. “Also, say 100-per-cent no we a total enrolment of we are in the midst of won’t do it, but when about 14,000 students, a strategic planning we look at how boards according to the school exercise that I think in the past have acted, district. will bring about signifi- it’s unlikely.” “As school district cant changes in the disAs part of the busfinances have become trict. We want this to ing review, the district more constrained and be included as part of is asking parents for the cost of fuel has our strategic planning their perspectives on increased, the district so all the programs are the current school bus must ensure that the linked and we don’t system. Online at http:// school bus system is make decisions in iso-, operating as effectively lation.” parents can give their and efficiently as posBrennan says the thoughts on the followsible,” states a school review will look at ing questions: district information which bus routes are • What are the most sheet about the review. viable and necessary important features of “The district allocates and which routes the the current school bus about $1.2 million in district may consider system for you? funding a year from the eliminating, and it may • Looking at the list provincial government also look at potential of topics the consulfor student transporta- new routes. tant will review, and tion but spends about “Safety, of course, is a given the financial 40 per cent more than particular concern,” he constraints faced by that on the current said. “Roads are getting the school district, school bus system.” busier, and in places a r e t h e r e c h a n g e s Some of the topics like Yellow Point and you think the district that the consultants Cedar, there are no should consider to the will review include sidewalks, so student school bus system? walk limits, the cur- safety is a concern.” The school district is rent configuration of Brennan says charg- asking parents to share routes, courtesy rid- ing students to ride the their thoughts by Oct. ers, user-pay systems, bus is something that 1. After collecting parstaff training, types of comes up for consider- ents’ feedback, district buses and fuel usage, ation often, and school staff will follow up by how school schedules boards have debated e-mail to ask parents to affect bus routes, and that in the past but choose their priorities from the answers they received. A summary of thoughts and priorities that the district receives will be given to the consultants for their consideration in the review. T h e c o n s u l t a n t ’s report and recomNorth Oyster Volunteer mendations will be Fire Department is presented to the board Seeking New Members of education later this school year. Once the North Oyster Volunteer Fire Department board receives the conis recruiting now for fall 2012 training. sultant’s report, there Applications available online at would be a or at tion process with par4821 Yellow Point Rd Tuesdays 7 – 9pm ents if any recommendations meant major NORTH OYSTER changes to the current FIRE DEPARTMENT system, according to 4821 Yellow Point Rd, B.C. V9G 1H2 the district. Phone: (250) 245-5111 Fax: (250) 245-3631 Visit Email: for more information | about the bus transportwitter: tation review.

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For the second year in a row, Thetis Island Elementary School beat out all other elementary schools in B.C. and took top prize in a program that encourages schools to recycle beverage containers. Sixteen elementary students and their teachers collected close to 103,087 containers and earned $1,000 in prize money from Encorp Pacific (Canada)’s BC School Recycling Program during the 2011-12 school year. Thetis Island not only won its enrolment category of one to 150 students for the third year running but also beat out all other elementary schools in B.C. for a second year. “The students and teachers earned $8,702.85 for their school from recycling containers,” Sandy Sigmund, chief marketing officer for Encorp Pacific (Canada), said in a press release. “This combined with the prize money made a grand total of $9,702.85 to go towards school programs and activities.” Thetis Island Elementary School is a one-room school house for students from kindergarten to Grade 7. Currently, there are 14 students taught by part-time teachers Arlene Kasting and Sherri Pepin and parttime educational assistant Wendy Lueder. The school’s returnable bottles program is run by parent and student volunteers and is well-supported by the small island community of 350 people, according to a press release. “We are very thankful to be able to take our bottles to Junction Bottle Depot in Ladysmith — about one hour away by ferry and

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vehicle — where the staff is always helpful and encouraging,” said school representatives. “The returnable bottles program is the primary source of funds for our field trips, school supplies, computers, sports equipment, books and many other essentials that enhance our learning. “In addition to raising funds for the school, the returnable bottles program provides a community service and makes a positive contribution to our community waste management system by reducing our environmental footprint. Thetis Island School is happy to be making a difference in this way and thankful for the support of everyone who helps us to help our community and our planet.” Another big winner was Chemainus Secondary School. Chemainus Secondary took first prize in the school with 200-500 students category for collecting 57,327 beverage containers and earning $7,326.42 in deposit refunds. Combined with their prize money, the school earned $8,732.42. Encorp’s BC School Recycling Program provides schools with the tools and resources to make recycling easy, convenient and profitable. Schools keep 100 per cent of the deposit refunds for each container collected, and the program is free of charge. The schools are grouped into elementary and secondary categories, based on student enrolment, and the schools that collect the most containers in each category win cash prizes of $1,000, $750 and $500. Vi s i t w w w. r e t u r n for more information about how local schools ranked or to join the program.

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the Nanaimo Museum. entire coal mining histoThe concrete remains ry. We are trying to save of the 75-foot-tall head- it as a historical strucOne hundred years frame and tipple are ture, an interpretation ago in March 1912, l o c a t e d i n M o r d e n station and a memothe Pacific Coast Coal C o l l i e r y H i s t o r i c rial to miners. Mining Mining Company began P r o v i n c i a l P a r k i n on Vancouver Island drilling two shafts at South Wellington, just lasted 80 years, foundits new mine, Morden south of Nanaimo. ed 10 communities — Colliery, located above “The existing struc- including Nanaimo and a one-and-a-half-mile- ture was built in 1913, Ladysmith — and was wide portion of the and mining began at the biggest employer Douglas coal seam. that site at Morden in — as big as logging in And this Saturday, the 1921,” explained accom- its day — yet we have Friends of the Morden plished author and his- lost sight of that. The Mine Society (FOMM) torian Tom Paterson headframe has been a is hosting a celebration of Duncan. “The head- provincial park since of the 100th anniversa- frame/tipple is the last 1972, but there has ry of this start-up work surviving of its kind on been no funding for at Morden Colliery at Vancouver Island of the maintenance, so it’s

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The photo at left, which comes from the Ray Knight Collection, depicts Morden Mine circa 1917, while the photo at right, which comes from the Nanaimo District Museum, depicts the miners of Morden. The Friends of Morden Mine Society is hosting a 100th anniversary celebration this Saturday at the Nanaimo Museum. crumbling.” Paterson says the

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Vic Duffhues of JoVic Pottery fires a raku pot. He and his wife Jo will be hosting raku firing demonstrations and studio tours for Culture Days this weekend.

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Master potters Jo and Vic Duffhues think there’s something really exciting about the unpredictable nature of raku pottery. And this weekend,visitors to their Shell Beach Road studio will get a chance to be part of that excitement. The Duffhueses are participating in Culture Days this Saturday and Sunday from noon to 5 p.m. and will be offering raku firing demonstrations and tours of their JoVic Pottery studio. The raku firings will take place at around 2 p.m. and 4 p.m. each day. “For us, it’s an experience that will allow us to introduce visitors to the excitement of raku firings,” said Jo. Those who want to participate in the raku process will have a chance to buy a small raku vase which will have been bisque-fired in advance and learn how to glaze-decorate it. They will be able to take home a piece they helped fire themselves. “People always say they’re watching the birth of a pot when it comes out, and that’s kind of true,” said Jo. Visitors will get a chance to see pieces coming from a kiln in a lava hot stage and will learn the difference between raku and stoneware clay bodies. Some of the work will receive alcohol reduction, resulting in intense flaming and colour, while some will receive ferric chloride applications, which help develop gold lustres. Some pieces will develop copperflashed surfaces in heavy post-firing reduction after being pulled from the kiln while the pieces are still covered in liquid molten glaze at 1,800 degrees Fahrenheit. Jo and Vic use tongs and gloves to pull the pots out of the kilns and place them into spaces that contain combustible materials such as leaves, sawdust and paper. “Because the pots are so hot, these immediately begin to burn,” explained Jo. “The next step is to seal that container — we use a sand bed — and put a bucket over it so no more oxygen gets it. The fire is extin-

guished, but the combustible materials then begin to smoke heavily. “We play with the reduction of oxygen to bring out the highlights in copper glazes,” she continued. “The unbelievable cooling the pot goes through will cause surface cracks, tension cracks in the glaze — you won’t see them until that rapid reduction causes smoking. When you take the pot out of the post-firing chamber, you get these impregnated crazed lines filled with smoke, which creates a wonderful contrast with whites or blues.” Any part of the pot that wasn’t glazed, such as the bottom and the inside, will turn black. “When we take these pots out of the kiln, it’s an ‘oooh aaah’ moment,” said Jo, adding with a laugh, “It’s a pyromaniac’s dream.” At JoVic Pottery, raku brings together ancient Eastern art and more modern Western practices. “The cultural aspect, the really fun side of this is that raku firing is an old probably Japanese practice,” said Jo. “The word ‘raku’ means ‘spontaneous enjoyment.’ The standard belief is it originated with the original tea ceremonies. The cool thing about it is the Japanese form of raku never did include that post-firing reduction; they never used combustible materials to darken those lines. They’d put it in dark tea … it wouldn’t really make for a food-safe practice in our world, so these things are a romance of the past. What we do now is try to make sure our stoneware is perfectly safe, but we also take pleasure in the fact we get to do this post-firing reduction in the North American way that results in spectacular coppers, blues and sometimes purples.” Launched in September 2010, Culture Days is a free annual event designed to invite the public to celebrate and explore arts and culture in communities across Canada. More than 18 events are registered for Culture Days in the Cowichan Valley. JoVic Pottery is located at 4781 Shell Beach Rd. in Ladysmith. For more information about the Duffhueses and their work, visit

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“This is a show like none I’ve seen — in a good way.” This is how Mark DuMez, the artistic director of the Chemainus Theatre Festival, introduces Chickens during the opening night of the theatre’s latest production, a heart-warming rural musical comedy about two farmers, their four chickens and their hopes, dreams, fears and questions. As the Chemainus Theatre Festival celebrates its 20th anniversary this year, it is bringing back one of its most popular musical comedies. Chickens is a goofy, yet touching story of survival and happiness, of love and hope. It is quirky, funny, sweet and thoughtful. Originally presented in 1995, Chickens was written by thenartistic director Lucia Frangione, who worked with the Chemainus Theatre Festival from its founding in 1993 to 1999, and who was in the audience for opening night. Frangione’s musical suggests that life in the farmhouse or the hen house isn’t all that dissimilar. Homesteaders Liza and Pal are desperate to save their farm, but they face a serious problem — turning a profit. Liza struggles to keep the business afloat; however, Pal’s bad decisions and unusual fondness for

The Chemainus Theatre Festival is bringing back the rural musical comedy Chickens, which runs PHOTO SUBMITTED from now until Oct. 27. his rare exotic chickens says in the program for multiply their money Chickens. “Through woes. When Liza issues music, humour [and] an ultimatum — only relationships, we take the feathered few who this touching journey win at the county fair with a farmer and his will return to the farm wife … and their fowl — Pal is desperate to friends to discover save everyone’s neck. what really matters.” In a metaphorical Providing both comic reflection of the farm- and dramatic relief is a ers’ relationship diffi- talented cast of profesculties, winged couples sionals, each of whom Alphonso and Stewer, offers a fantastic peras well as His Nibs and formance. Butter Ball, face their Shane Snow plays own series of fears. tender-hearted, philoIn this current pro- sophical farmer Pal duction, director/ Grandfield, while choreographer Sara- Samantha Currie plays Jeanne Hosie balances his determined and the struggles in Pal and tenacious wife Liza. Liza’s relationship with Daniel James White the oddball romances plays the shy and dubiof their chickens. ous rooster His Nibs, “Chickens is a delight- and Briana Buckmaster fully heart-warming piece that explores life issues we all have experienced … insecurity, longing, faith, hope and acceptance,” Hosie

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If there is any truth to the saying that throwing a horseshoe around will bring good luck, then surely Marko Sertic could be considered one of the luckiest men in Ladysmith. For the last seven years, Sertic has been a dedicated member of the Ladysmith Horseshoe Club. A former Vancouver Island five-pin bowling champion, Sertic began pitching horseshoes a few years after arriving in Ladysmith from Ucluelet. “When I came to Ladysmith, I hardly knew anybody at all,” he recalled. With no bowling alley in Ladysmith to keep up his practice, Sertic decided to give horseshoes a try and has been hooked ever since. “It’s challenging with the other guys,” he said. “It’s good exercise, you meet people there and it’s fun.” And his passion for the game has paid off. During the last Horseshoe BC tournament of the year, which was held here in Ladysmith Sept. 16, Sertic placed first in the Elders 30 feet (B Class). At the Stew Battie Memorial Tournament, held on the August long weekend, Sertic placed second in the Elders 30 feet (B Class). The Ladysmith Horseshoe Club meets Monday and Thursday afternoons at the Horseshoe Pit at Transfer Beach. “We would love to see more people join us,” Sertic said. “Its a lot of fun to come down and better than being on the couch at home.” For more information about how to get involved with the club, contact Vince Herkel at 250-245-2341.

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Tuesday and Thursday evenings at Forrest Field. The Pee Wee team dominated its third game of the season on Saturday (Sept. 22) with a 28-6 score against the Nanaimo Outlaws. Touchdowns were made by Ryker Pearson, Ryan Bastion, Dustin Jeanson and Keiran Morneau.

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Looking for witness or person responsible for hit & run on black Toyota Corolla at the LSS parking lot. Thurs. Sept. 20, between 2:45 - 3:20 pm. Call Ladysmith RCMP. File # 20122701.


John Gibson (Jack) Passed away on September 14th, 2012 in the Cowichan District Hospital, Duncan, BC; age 82 years. Born in Victoria BC, on October 18th, 1929. Predeceased by his loving wife Joanne and brother Roy. Survived by his loving daughter Linda and son John (Kelly), grandchildren and great-grandchildren; brother Bob (Barbara); sister Evelyn and sister-in-law Jean. Jack was a deeply committed and caring person recognized for his contribution to the community. He was an active member of the Fraternal Order of The Eagles Aerie 2101 and a member of the Royal Canadian Legion. His memory will be cherished in the hearts of all those lives he touched. Eagles service will take place on Saturday, September 29th, 2012 at 11:00 a.m. Flowers gratefully declined. In memory of Jack, those so desiring may make a donation to the Canadian Cancer Society, Box 46, 721 First Ave., Ladysmith, BC V9G 1A1 or the charity of your choice.

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In Loving Memory

David Scott Weatherell Sept. 25, 1929 - Sept. 27, 2009 Nothing can ever take away, The love a heart holds dear. Fond memories linger everyday, Remembrance keeps him near. Happy memories keep us close this three years, We miss you so much.

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Happy 90th Birthday dear Mum/Hope “It’s not the years in your life but the life in your years that counts”. Mum, you make 90 look good!! Love from your 7 children, out-laws, 12 grandkids and 1 great-grandbaby.

Attention customers: Please pick up any outstanding watch and jewellery repairs from Grant Jewellers at 432 First Ave., Ladysmith before September 30th, 2012. Payment in full will be required before repairs are released. Grant Jewellers is not responsible for items left past September 30th, 2012.




How would you like to be remembered?

August 7, 1939 – September 7, 2012


The little lady from England that always gave a hug and was soon to call Ladysmith Home. It is with immense sadness we announce that our most wonderful mother has passed away in the U.K. on September 7, 2012, with her son Nicholas, daughter Andrea, and daughter-inlaw Sandra by her side. Mum had not long gone back to England after spending a three month holiday here with family in Ladysmith. Mum was the most caring, giving, kind, generous lady you could ever wish to meet. While I cannot really express in words what I feel about you, I loved you with every part of me. It is a comfort knowing you knew how much you were loved. I do not quite know how I will get along without you. No more of your favourite pastime shopping and cups of tea, lunches together and just sitting and having a chat. Dee as she was known, also enjoyed spending lots of time with her friend Audrey cruising together. Those wishing to make a donation in Diana’s memory, can do so at the SPCA. Love always, Daughter Andrea (Colin (Ladysmith), son Nicholas (Sandra) and grandchildren Amanda and Daniel (England).

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July 16, 1932 – September 20, 2012 Born in Victoria and raised on Saltspring Island. George worked as a movie projectionist on Saltspring until he moved to Ladysmith, where he continued to show movies in Ladysmith and Chemainus until the theaters closed. He then went to work for Cross & Sons from the time they opened until they closed. Crofton Mill was his next venture where he worked for many years until his retirement. George was involved with almost every sport there was to play and he put his heart and soul into everything he did. He devoted a lot of his time to the Legion. He ran pool games and tournaments for 17 years. George married Colleen in 1954, they had 5 children. In 1970 he married Margo and they added two more children to the Henn Family. Predeceased by his parents Silas and Lily, brother Howie, sister Hazel, daughter-in-law Linda, and his precious wife Margo who he missed so much. He leaves to mourn his passing, children Harold, DawnMarie, Ian, Lesli-Ann (Kelly), Tanya (Craig), Bruce (Mary), Leia (Al); 17 grandchildren; 20 great-grandchildren; sisters Margaret, Lillian & Shirley; his buddy Doc and his very dear family friend Aunty Sandy - all of whom had a special place in his big heart. George was the most wonderful husband, dad, Papa and friend anyone could wish for. So kind and thoughtful and he had a gentle smile - he will be missed desperately. A special thank you to Dr. Lisinski for all his care, and the girls at the Hillside Clinic. A Celebration of Life will be held at the Royal Canadian Legion Hall, Branch #171, 621 First Ave. Ladysmith, Thursday September 27th at 2:00 p.m. If you knew George you loved him, if you didn’t love him; you didn’t know him. Condolences may be offered at



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Newell, Alvin Kenneth Passed away peacefully at the Nanaimo Hospital, September 19, 2012 after a long fight with Parkinson’s, with his wife of 50 years by his side. Alvin was born in Namaka, AB on May 25, 1937. He farmed for many years in the district with his brother Raymond of Rockyford AB. He bought a farm in the Coronation area, married his wife Dorothy in 1962, moved and went into partnership with his brother Gary of Duncan, BC, then moved to Golden, BC where he worked until retiring in the Plywood Plant. He loved to farm, play in his many bands, and sit around and visit with family and friends. He is survived by his wife Dorothy; three children Douglas Newell of Ponoka AB, Barb Newell of Golden, BC, and Hugh Newell of Golden, BC; and six grandchildren Reba, Jesse, Mary, Raven, Kenneth and Cody. Alvin is predeceased by his parents Mary and Hugh Newell. Lovingly remembered by his family and numerous friends. Private family remembrance.

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Please apply by sending your resume to kmartella or fax: (1)604-244-7340. Please indicate in your email which location you are applying to. Ladysmith Chemainus Chronicle Tue, Sept 25, 2012

Ladysmith Chemainus Chronicle Tuesday, September 25, 2012A21 21 PERSONAL SERVICES




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An Alberta Construction Company is hiring Dozer and Excavator Operators. Preference will be given to operators that are experienced in oilfield road and lease construction. Lodging and meals provided. The work is in the vicinity of Edson, Alberta. Alcohol & Drug testing required. Call Contour Construction at 780-723-5051.

Help Wanted LADYSMITH PRESS needs physically fit individuals for their continually expanding collating department. Mostly evening work, starting at 8–16 hours per week and could work up to full time hours. We offer generous compensation, profit sharing and advancement opportunities. Please submit your resume between 9 am and 5 pm in person to: Ladysmith Press, 940 Oyster Bay Drive, Ladysmith BC or mail to: Ladysmith Press, PO Box 400, Ladysmith, BC V9G 1A3. No phone calls please. We would like to thank in advance all who apply, however only those chosen for an interview will be contacted.

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All paper counts are approximates Interested in a route but it’s too many papers? Or maybe you want a specific portion? We can split the route! (temporary substitutes currently delivering)





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We are currently seeking a casual Cook to join our team at a senior care facility in Ladysmith, BC. Previous health care exp. is ideal. Candidates should have working knowledge of texture modified diets, food allergies & gluten free diets. Must be avail. weekends & stat. holidays, be Food Safe certified & have Cook cert. Candidates are required to complete a Criminal Record Check & TB test. Please forward resumes to: Email: 1160.marquise or Fax: 1-866-272-9632

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AUTOMATED TANK Manufacturing Inc. is looking for Welders. Due to a huge expansion to our plant located in Kitscoty, Alberta, 20 km west of Lloydminster. We have openings for 10-3rd Year Apprentices or Journeyperson Welders. We offer best wage in industry. 3rd Year Apprentice $28-$30/hour, Journeyperson $32-$35/hour, higher with tank experience. Profit sharing bonus plus manufacturing bonus incentive. Full insurance package 100% paid by company. Good working environment. Join a winning team. Call Basil or Blaine at: (office)780-846-2231; (fax)780846-2241 or send resume to Keep your feet on the ground in a safe welding environment through inhole manufacturing process. No scaffolding or elevated work platform.

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VOLUNTEERS 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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22 Tuesday, September 25, 2012 Ladysmith Chemainus Chronicle A22 MERCHANDISE FOR SALE









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

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.


LADYSMITH- 4 BDRM. Completely reno’d 1/2 duplex, all newer appls, carpet, hardwood floors, windows. Some ocean views, 1,500sq ft. $995/mo. 250-888-2202, 250-245-5251.

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.

PET CARE SERVICES CAT SITTING in my home. No cages. Minimum 7-day or long term stay. Limited space. (250)740-5554

MERCHANDISE FOR SALE APPLIANCES 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.



CLUES DOWN 1. Formerly the ECM 2. A native nursemaid in India 3. Ribosomal ribonucleic acid 4. Ironies 5. Peaceable 6. Between 7. Cessation of activity 8. “Little House” actor Merlin 9. Lying in one plane 10. Joins the military 11. Knock out 12. British School 13. Puts on clothing 21. Radioactivity unit 22. Helps little firms 25. Podetiums 26. Fluid accumulation in tissues 27. Backed seat for one 29. From farm state 30. Speak 31. Gurus 37. Deluged 38. In addition to 40. Oldest Yoruba town 41. A place to shelter cars 42. __ and Delilah 43. Toothpaste tube cover 45. __ and Juliet 46. Mussel beards 47. Prevents harm to creatures 48. Gorse genus 49. A method of doing 50. Young Scottish woman 51. Latticework lead bar 52. Invests in little enterprises 56. The products of human creativity Tue, Sept 2



CLUES ACROSS 1. Auricles 5. Sharpening strap 10. Supplemented with difficulty 14. Jaguarundi 15. “7 Year Itch” Tom 16. European defense organization 17. Camber 18. Kittiwake genus 19. 3rd largest French city 20. Used for instant long locks 23. Harangue 24. Grabs 25. Formally withdraw membership 28. Magnitude relations 32. El Dorado High School 33. Porzana carolina 34. Earl Grey or green 35. Dog’s tail action 36. Friends (French) 38. Lessen the force of 39. Dermaptera 42. Views 44. From a distance 46. Bleats 47. London Games 2012 53. Let the body fall heavily 54. Collect a large group 55. Aba ____ Honeymoon 57. Give over 58. Glue & plaster painting prep 59. Middle East chieftain 60. Removed ruthlessly 61. AKA bromeosin 62. A dissenting clique

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.

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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

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 and save money with your own bandmill - Cut lumber any dimension. In stock ready to ship. Free info and DVD: 400OT 1-800-566-6899 Ext:400OT

WELL BUILT older home for sale, 613 Bruce Ave, Nanaimo, BC. 2 Bdrm up and 1 down with a 1-Pc ensuite. This home is clean and well built, with some new updates. $248,500. Call (250)591-1210,


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.

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ESTATE SALE: Sat. Sept. 29,8 am - 2 pm. 603 Dunsmuir Cres., Ladysmith. Household items, jewelery, furniture, collectibles.

NORTH OYSTER Historical Society GIANT Bag and Box Sale! Sunday, Sept 30, 9-3. 13467 Cedar Rd. (across from North Oyster School). Huge selection for everyone! Hot dogs, pop sale. All proceeds for school restoration.

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LADYSMITH lrg 2bdrm, 1bath, jetted tub, sep. shower, F/S, W/D DW, lrg fenced yrd, garage, RV/boat prkng, N/S. RR. $1,250. Oct. 1st. 250-722-7377

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210 BULLER- 2 bdrms, $750. Furnished. Call Ardent Properties, (250)753-0881. CHEMAINUS: 1 bdrm heat & h/w incld. Small pet ok. $625. Leave msg (250)245-8869. 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. FOR RENT: AVAIL IMMED (3yr Old) EXEC @ THE CRK, LADYSMITH, 1200SF CONDO, NS, 2BD 2BA, FP, SPA, HT, POOL, GYM, SEC PKG, STOR RM, OPEN FLR PLAN 604-414-7801 OR 604-4858475 $1100.00/M

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TOWNHOUSES 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

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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LADYSMITH - 8 White Street. 2 Bdrm top floor corner unit in 3-storey building. Elevator, storage locker, washer/dryer, roll shutters. Harbour view. Walk to Transfer Beach Park. Small dog welcome. $950/mo + DD + electric. Call Lindsey 250816-9853.

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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. 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. LADYSMITH. 1 bdrm Apt available now. $635/mo. 2 bdrm Apt available Oct. 15. $685/mo. Both include fridge, stove, W/D. Close to 1st Ave. 250-741-0353, 250-714-2746.

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



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.

HOMES FOR RENT DETACHED HOME in Ladysmith. 1200 sq ft, 3 bedroom 1 bath. New laminate flooring in 2 bedrooms. Four appliances (fridge, stove, washer, dryer), electric heat, gas fireplace, large front deck, small backyard. N/P (may consider 1 cat). N/S. $950 + utilities. Available after Oct 1st. Call 778-938-7212.

Royal LePage Property Management Ladysmith: Birchwood Rd., 3 bdrm, 2 bath, $1100/mo, 2 cats allowed, N/S, available now, Ref’s required. Ladysmith: Symonds St., 4 bdrm duplex unit, close to shopping, N/S, N/P, available now, $1400/mo. Ref’s required. 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.

Call Royal LePage 250-245-0975

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250-245-2277 signups for an upcoming of the earth. Tues, Sept What’s training session. Improve 25, 7 pm, Hardwick Hall, Happening quality of life for shut-in or High St at 3rd Ave in isolated seniors by Ladysmith. Everyone scheduled weekly contact. welcome. Non-members Call Barb at 245-3079. $5 drop-in fee. LCC invites new members, NANAIMO/LADYSMITH novice to pro. www. COMMUNITY BAND New members welcome Next Mt. Brenton in both concert and/or LITERACY NOW Garden Club meeting Cowichan Local Charity dance band. Rehearsals will be Oct 2 at 1:00 p.m. changes lives through are Wednesdays at 6:30 at the Calvary Baptist pm at Dover Bay School learning. Golf & dinner Church, 3318 River Road fundraiser - Sat, Sept band room. Contact Ted, in Chemainus. Rayanne 250-722-3088 for more 29, 1-9, sponsored by from Marigold will talk on Peter Baljet GM. Basket info. fall bulbs and winter pots. raffle, entertainment, Guests welcome, $2 drop celebrity spelling bee! CHRONIC PAIN in fee. For more info 246- Held at the Cowichan SUPPORT GROUP 4109. meets 3rd Mon of each Golf and Country Club, month 5:15-6:45 4955 TransCanada Hwy. The Bastion Ladysmith Community Duncan. Ticket and info City Wanderers Health Centre - 1111-4th Barb DeGroot, 250-732Volkssport Club 2692 Ave, Room 101 invite you to a 6 or 10 www.chronicpainsupport. Km Nanaimo walk on ca 250-667-5587 Ladysmith Camera Saturday, September Club will present 29. Registration at SING FOR PURE JOY! “Photographing Birds on 8:45 a.m. in the parking - meets on Saturdays, a Budget", techniques lot between the Cedar 7-8:30 pm in the 2nd floor for getting great bird Shopping Centre and lounge of The Lodge on photos when you can't the Wheatsheaf and the 4th singforpurejoy@gmail. afford giant lenses or walk starts at 9:00 a.m. com or (250) 285-3764 trips to exotic locales, For more information, call by noted Ladysmith, BC Ethel at 250-756-9796. photographer, naturalist, STROKE RECOVERY author and lecturer Bruce GROUP: Survivors and Christian Couples Whittington. October caregivers meet every Workshop. Join us 23, 2012 at 7:00pm, Thursday at 11 am in the Sept 28–29 at Ladysmith in Hardwick Hall, High basement Activity Room First United Church Hall. Street at 3rd Avenue in of Bethel Tabernacle, All ages, all couples. Ladysmith. Everyone 1149 Fourth Ave. Contact 245-2183 for welcome. Non-members Programs include exercises registration or details. $5 drop-in fee. LCC and tips for managing invites new members, activities. Call Connie High Street Open novice to pro. NEW special Parman 250-924-7772. Mic / Coffeehouse, student rates! www. 232 High St. Saturday, LadysmithCameraClub. BINGO - LADYSMITH September 29, 7-10 com Every Wed - 6:45 pm, p.m.. All are welcome Doors 5 pm, St. Mary's to entertain or be F.E.A.T.H.E.R.S. is an Church Hall. Info call entertained. Entry by organization dedicated 250-245-3079. Sponsored donation to Food Bank. to the premise that better by Ladysmith Resources education of people will Centre Association Antique Appraisal lead to the proper care Affair – Come see and improved welfare CANCER SOCIETY what your treasures are of parrots. This small The Ladysmith Branch worth. Certified group of dedicated parrot needs volunteer drivers antique appraisers, Jerry owners will be at the to provide transportation Anderson, Post Office Farm at Cedar Woods on for Ladysmith cancer Antiques, Luis Porretta, September 29, 2012 from patients needing help to Fine Arts & Antiques. 10:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. and from cancer-related Saturday September Your outing to Farm at appointments. Volunteers 29, 2012, St. John's Cedar Woods, on Holden needed for all aspects Anglican Church, Buller Corso Road in Cedar, will of the society's work. at 3rd Ave., Ladysmith. be a delight to the whole Weekdays call 250-245Tickets: $20 includes 2 family, with a petting 0671, 10 am - 1 pm. item verbal appraisal. farm,fresh vegetables, Purchase tickets at and this Saturday having HAR­VEST HOUSE Grant's Jewelers or your picture taken with FOOD BANK Nancy's Fashions. your favorite parrot. Chemainus. Friday, Info call 250-246-3455. LADYSMITH CAMERA CLUB - “Challenges in BINGO Wildlife Photography”, Chemainus Senior Dropby Qualicum, BC in Centre. Mondays, 6:40 pm. photographer Wally Info: Murray 250-246-9968. Chinn, who’s passion for LRCA FRIENDLY landscape and wildlife VISITOR/PHONING NEIGHBOURHOOD photography has taken TREE PROGRAMS WATCH Volunteers needhim to the four corners Now taking new volunteer ed. 250-245-1118.

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MEALS ON WHEELS Ladysmith meals delivered Mondays, Wednesdays & Fridays. Volunteer drivers needed. Call Pearl: 250-245-3844. LADYSMITH LEGION Mondays, crib, 7 p.m. Meat draws: Saturdays 2 5:15 pm, Fridays 4-6 pm, Sundays 3-5 pm, Darts: Wednesdays, 7 pm, Line dancing: Thursdays 9-11 am, Fridays: pool, 8 pm, 250-245-2273. BINGO Every Fri, 6:45 p.m., Chemainus Legion branch #191. Doors open 5 p.m. FESTIVAL OF LIGHTS Organizers meet 3rd Thursday of each month at the FOL building at 4th & Strathcona Ave. 7 pm. 250-245-5888 or 250245-2263. LADYSMITH FAMILY AND FRIENDS Parent/caregiver & children age 0-6 drop-in, Sept to June: Mon - Fri 9:30 am. - noon at Aggie Hall. July to August: Tues to Thurs: 9:30 am - noon. Info: 250-210-0870. LADYSMITH EAGLES AERIE #2101 Meets every 1st & 3rd Wednesday. 7:30 pm Auxiliary meets 2nd & 4th Thursdays, 7:30 pm Eagles Hall. CHEMAINUS THEATRE COSTUME SHOP Needs volunteer seamstresses to help build for upcoming shows. Contact Crystal Hanson 250-246-9800 ext. 7117. SPEEDWATCH/COPS Citizens on Patrol & SpeedWatch need volunteers. Contact the Community Policing Station at Coronation Mall. 250-245-1118. LADIES GOLF Ladysmith Golf Course, Tuesdays, 10 am. Call 250-245-7313. TOPS #4456 - Ladysmith Meets each Thurs 9-11 am in the Pentecostal Church on 4th Ave. Call Sheila 250-722-2613. MOUNT BRENTON POWER & SAIL SQUADRON Membership meeting. Ladysmith Legion hall.

Ladysmith Chemainus Chronicle Tuesday, September 25, 2012 23 CONTES CON TESTS TS PRODU PRODUCTS CTS STORE STORES S FLY FLYERS ERS DEALS DEALS COUPO COUPONS NS Every 3rd Tuesday except BROCHU BRO CHURES RES CATAL CATALOGU OGUES ES CON CONTES TESTS TS PRODU PRODUCTS CTS STORE STORES S FLYERS FLY ERS DE DEALS ALS CO COUPO UPONS NS BRO BROCHU CHURES RES CA CATAL TALOGU OGUES ES holidays & July & August, 7:30 pm. LADYSMITH MENTAL HEALTH SUPPORT GROUP Meets on the 1st & 3rd Friday of the month 1:30 pm basement of Ladysmith Resource Centre. DAD'S GROUP - Drop In Breakfast - Program of the Ladysmith Resources Centre Association. 630 - 2nd Ave., Upper Floor, Saturdays, 10 - noon. 250-245-3079. ALZHEIMER/DEMENTIA SUPPORT GROUP Meets 2nd & 4th Tuesdays. Call Jane Hope, Alzheimer Society of BC at 250-734-4170. COWICHAN VALLEY HOSPICE Emotional support for those facing a life threatening illness, family and friends and for those grieving the death of a loved one. 1-888-7014242. Group, telephone & individual support available. LINE DANCING Chemainus Seniors Drop In Centre. Tuesdays, 10 - 11 a.m. Jo Kelly: 250245-1185. NARCOTICS ANONYOMOUS Meets Sundays, 7-8 pm Downstairs at Ladysmith Resource Centre Association. DUPLICATE BRIDGE CLUB Meets Tuesdays weekly, 1 pm. Beginners welcome. Town and Country Mobile Home Park. 250-245-4522. LADYSMITH LEGION LADIES AUXILIARY Meets 2nd Wednesdays monthly, 7 pm. NANAIMO-CEDAR FARMER’S INSTITUTE Cedar United Church Hall. 2nd Thursdays Oct. to June. Visitors welcome. Info: 250-722-3397. LADYSMITH MEDITATION Drop in Wednesday nights, 7 pm., 281 Dogwood Drive. Meditation lessons, discussion & goodies.  Free. 250-245-4102.

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Falling Prices this Fall at the 49th Fresh Bone In

Pork Shoulder Blade Steak Value Pak 5.49 kg

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BC Russet Potatoes

49th’s 98 ‘Kickstart’ Your School Year 10 lb bag


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Sunday, September 30, 2012


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Ladysmith Chronicle, September 25, 2012