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News New Stz’uminus Community School celebrates its grand opening Chronicle

New school opens with 98 students, including about 60 who previously went to Ladysmith public schools Niomi Pearson THE CHRONICLE

The Stz’uminus Community School held its official grand opening last Wednesday (Sept. 26), signifying the historic beginning of holistic, K-12 education for the Stz’uminus First Nation. Formerly designated as the new Stz’uminus Secondary School, the Community School will offer education to Grades 4-9, while Grades 10-12 will continue to run out of the recently-renovated Stu’’ate Lelum Secondary School until a new intermediate school can be built within the next few years. “We really want today’s children to be tomorrow’s adults who have careers, not relying on a system to give them money, not depending on Indian Affairs,” said Community School co-principal Pearl Harris. “The reason we created our own education was for the success of our children. We’re focusing on what’s better for our Stz’uminus children.” According to Harris, chief and council, along with the director of education, felt that there was a huge gap in education being offered by Stz’uminus. Prior to the start of the school year, the Nutsumaat Lelum Child Care Centre and S-HXIXNU-TUN Lelum Primary School were taking in children up to and including Grade 1, but from there, they would have to enter the public system. “When they got to public school, they feel the shock that all of a sudden they’re not hearing their language, they’re not singing their songs, and they feel out [of place],” she said. Harris, a former residential school student, said they are already seeing the benefits of educating the children using their own culture, language and protocols, while still keeping academics in the forefront. Tim Harris, acting chief and

Community School principal, said, “Our kids from the primary school (Grades 1-2) that started last year are a higher [level] than our Grade 3s coming in from the district.” There are currently 98 students enrolled at the new Stz’uminus Community School. About 80 per cent of the students are Stz’uminus First Nations children. There are also students being bussed in from Snuneymuxw (Nanaimo) and Cowichan Tribes. Numbers are being capped to prevent classes from exceeding about 20 students to ensure a successful first year in the new school, said Pearl Harris. “Our other schools are bursting at the seams right now with high numbers,” Tim Harris said. “We had to turn around last week and buy a brand-new $100,000 bus.” During the grand opening, students and teachers started the day with traditional drumming and singing, and school leaders were given the chance to thank those involved with the project from start to finish. Two totem poles carved by Luke Marston were also unveiled. “We’re proud, and education is always going to be our main focus, along with health,” Tim Harris said. Preliminary numbers released by the Nanaimo-Ladysmith School District indicate that 174 fewer students than district staff budgeted for entered Nanaimo and Ladysmith classrooms — in contrast to the numbers released Sept. 6 that indicated there were about 70 more students than projected. Last spring, the district predicted it would lose about 46 students, with 7,496 elementary students and 5,599 secondary students returning to classrooms. Preliminary numbers are 7,467 elementary students and 5,454 secondary students — 220 students fewer than were in

classrooms last year. School district spokeswoman Donna Reimer said one factor in the decline is that about 60 Ladysmith-area students are now attending the Stz’uminus Community School instead. “In general, however, enrolment across the district is declining because of demographics — fewer school-aged children. This is happening in most places across North America,” she stated in an e-mail. Updated numbers are due to be released this week. Pearl Harris said the majority of students transferring to Stz’uminus Community School have been those of First Nations descent from North Oyster Elementary School and Ladysmith Intermediate School, although there is a higher percentage of non-native students in the primary school. “The majority of our students are Stz’uminus. If anyone jumps on board with us and brings their children here, that’s their choice; we’re not trying to pull anyone from any other schools,” she said. “We’re raising the bar for the education of Stz’uminus children because we want them to be able to get a good education.” — with files from the Nanaimo News Bulletin



In top right photo, students and teachers at the newly-designated Stz’uminus Community School on Shell Beach Road sing the Stz’uminus official song in recognition of the two new totem poles unveiled at the school’s grand opening the morning of Weds., Sept. 26. At centre right, science teacher Darrell Schaan discusses a science project with his students. In bottom right photo, a totem pole carved by Luke Marston is unveiled during the grand opening celebrations.


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Top cop considers Ladysmith ‘very safe’ Lindsay Chung

explained Chomyn. “We will respond to calls 24/7, 365 days. But there are periods of time we don’t have a physical member at the detachment. We have two officers Ladysmith Chamber of on officer-readiness at home, and Commerce members had a chance they can respond right away from to put a face to a name this month home. As well, Duncan members when they met with Ladysmith’s can respond right away if needed.” top cop. Quoted in the Chronicle The Ladysmith RCMP Detachment Commander Staff Detachment consists of 13 memSgt. Larry Chomyn held a question“I’d have no bers, including one constable who and-answer session with Chamber problem letting is a designated First Nations policof Commerce members during ing constable. their September general meeting. my wife and A number of staffing transitions Chomyn has been with the daughters walk have been taking place, noted Ladysmith detachment since around in town.” Chomyn. January 2012. He has been a police “We’re equalizing out right now, officer for 19 years, and before that, Larry Chomyn, but a number of members were he was a public school teacher. Ladysmith RCMP transitioning to the detachment,” Chomyn told Chamber of he said. “It’s always a numbers Commerce members that he congame, basically, with people comsiders Ladysmith a “very safe” offender program.” ing and going. It’s difficult right community. Despite the best intentions, now for me with people doing While there are mischief crimes such as graffiti around town, though, the nature of a call that overtime and people coming and Chomyn considers these more as comes in affects the officers’ role, going, but we’re in that transition, explained Chomyn. and we’re getting there. I’ve put a nuisance problems. “We may want to do surveillance, lot of focus on hand-picking the “I’d have no problem letting my wife and daughters walk around but if we have only two people people coming here.” on shift, and a call comes in for Chomyn told Ladysmith in town,” he said. When asked if policing is becom- domestic violence, we go to that,” Chamber of Commerce members that the local detachment ing more reactive than proactive he said. Response time varies depending is working on four priorities this and whether that has to do with year — traffic and aggressive and staffing and budgets, Chomyn said on prioritizing the calls. T h e L a d y s m i t h R C M P impaired drivers, property crime it depends on the community. “You call 9-1-1, we come and Detachment does not have 24-hour reduction and prolific offenders, Staff Sgt. Larry Chomyn, commanding officer of the Ladysmith RCMP community presence and visibility, Detachment, answered questions for Ladysmith Chamber of Commerce investigate — that’s very reactive,” staffing at the police station. Lindsay Chung/Chronicle “We are an on-call detachment,” and First Nations policing. members during their September meeting. he said. “In bigger units, they have The Chronicle

plainclothes members who might be trying to target certain groups. Our first priority will always be loss of life. When staffing numbers go down, it becomes more reactive. Here in Ladysmith, we try to be proactive, such as our prolific

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Police urge caution with social Look for the media after inappropriate texting The Ladysmith RCMP Detachment responded to 81 calls for service from Sept. 20-27. Thursday, Sept. 20

• The Ladysmith RCMP received a report of inappropriate texting to a female in the Ladysmith area. The police are actively investigating the file in an attempt to locate and identify the individual responsible for the harassing texts. The general public is reminded to use caution in releasing personal information, cellphone numbers or other information through Facebook or other social media venues. The public is also cautioned about who they grant access to on their social media accounts and interact with. Parents are encouraged to monitor the activities of their children online. • The Ladysmith RCMP received a report of a hit-andrun accident at the Ladysmith Secondary

School parking lot. A student parked their car in the lot and upon returning at the end of the day, found that an unknown person had hit it, scraping the right-side bumper area and other minor damage. Anyone with any information is asked to contact the Ladysmith RCMP Detachment. Friday, Sept. 21 • The Ladysmith RCMP received a call from BC Ferries reporting that a passenger had stolen money from a vehicle on the ferry. The RCMP attended the ferry when it docked in Chemainus and spoke to the owner of the vehicle who had the money stolen. As a result of the investigation, two males were spoken with. The 31- and 4 9 - y e a r- o l d m a l e s admitted to the theft and returned the stolen money. The ferry from Penelakut and Thetis islands was delayed

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approximately 45 minutes as a result. Saturday, Sept. 22 • The Ladysmith RCMP were called to a single-vehicle motor vehicle accident on Chemainus Road, north of Olson Road. Upon arrival, the RCMP located a green Pontiac Grand Am in the ditch on its roof with no one around. Through the investigation, the driver was located at his residence and explained that the car had spun around and went off the road, flipping onto its roof. No other passengers were noted in the vehicle, and the driver suffered minor bruising as

a result of the accident. Avenue. The bike was Sunday, Sept. 23 described as a red • T h e L a d y s m i t h youth’s Supercycle RCMP were called to a BMX bike, and it had report of a stolen cam- been left unlocked on era at the Aggie Hall. the driveway. T h e c a m e r a w a s Wednesday, Sept. 26 important to the • The Ladysmith owner, as it contained RCMP responded to a wedding photos. The single-vehicle accident police investigated the on the Trans-Canada matter and were able Highway at Aqua Terra to recover the cam- Road. era from a 22-year-old The tire on a southNanaimo male. bound vehicle burst, Monday, Sept. 24 resulting in the driver • T h e L a d y s m i t h losing control. The R C M P r e c e i v e d a vehicle went into the report of stolen pro- ditch and struck a pane tanks. Sometime hydro box. The lone over the previous three driver was not injured, days, 10 30-pound pro- and the vehicle was pane tanks were stolen towed from the locafrom the Ladysmith tion. Press on Oyster Bay Drive. Unknown individuals entered a locked steel cage where the tanks were being stored. Anyone with any information is asked to contact the Ladysmith RCMP. • The Ladysmith RCMP received a report of a stolen BMX bike taken from a driveway in the 200 block of Bayview

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Hospice volunteers needed Niomi Pearson THE CHRONICLE

The Cowichan Valley Hospice Society is searching for a couple of special volunteers to sign up for their eight-week training program starting this week. Training facilitator Kathy Skovgaard said hospice work can take on many forms, but what doesn’t change is the rewards it can provide for both the volunteers and the recipients. “People invariably come back to us and say that it has really added a sense of meaning and purpose to their life,” she said. “They also say it has helped them with their own sense of what matters and what mortality means to them as they’re exposed to it in a difference capacity.” Volunteer hospice

workers are trained (CVHS) in Duncan, The CVHS serves cli- time,” she said. “We’re to provide support for participants will be ents from Ladysmith looking for a wide, individuals in end-of- provided the tools they to the Malahat. With diverse group of vollife care, their fami- need to be an effec- two palliative beds unteers because we lies and those experi- tive hospice worker. in the Lodge on 4th, need to try to match encing grief from the S u b j e c t s i n c l u d e Skovgaard said the people to the commuloss of a loved one. Ways of Looking at society is always look- nity at large.” From bedside vigils to the Grief Process, ing for Ladysmith resiSkovgaard said there grief counselling, vol- C o m m u n i c a t i o n , dents to join the train- are also other opporunteers can perform L i s t e n i n g W i t h ing. tunities for those a variety of different Empathy, End of Life “We’re always get- wanting to lend a tasks once matched Changes, and How to ting referrals from the helping hand but not up with a family. Care for Yourself as a area,” she said. necessarily take on “Sometimes volun- Hospice Volunteer. While a lot of retir- respite. Those could teering e e s a r e include helping out takes the k n o w n t o with CVHS fundraisQuoted in the Chronicle form of take up hos- ers or volunteering going for pice work, services like gardena w a l k “People invariably come back to us Skovgaard ing. on the and say that it has really added a s a i d t h e The training takes beach t r a i n i n g place Wednesdays sense of meaning and purpose to is or a cup open to from 10 a.m. to 2:30 their life.” of cofa n y o n e p.m. from Oct. 3 to fee with w h o c a n Nov. 28. There is a Kathy Skovgaard, Cowichan Valley Hospice Society somem a k e t h e subsidized cost of one and t i m e c o m - $135 to participate, having mitment. and all applicants will the opportunity to Trainees will also “ T h e p e o p l e w h o be screened. speak with someone,” take a field trip to a come to us as volunTo register for trainSkovgaard said. cremation and burial teers are just amazing ing or find out more D u r i n g t r a i n i n g , centre and learn how human beings, and we information about which is held at the to best support fami- feel privileged to have how to help, contact C o w i c h a n Va l l e y lies with after-death their support and will- the CVHS office at H o s p i c e S o c i e t y planning. ingness to donate their 250-701-4242. Yellow Point Drama Group

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Pacific and the City of Nanaimo will be releasing more water from two reservoirs to improve fish access through the rapids into the Nanaimo Lakes spawning areas, according to a news release from the provincial government. “Anyone using the river — especially boaters and swimmers — should be aware of the increased water flows and use extra caution,” states the release. Increased flows can combine with storms to create strong currents and undertows. The higher water levels are also expected to raise water levels at the Highway 19 bridge later in the week by about 0.3 metres (one foot). The higher water levels may last for two to three days. Harmac Pacific began releasing water from its Fourth Lake reservoir Monday, increasing flows from 2.83 to 7.07 cubic metres per second (100 to 250 cubic feet per second). The City of Nanaimo will be releasing water from its Jump Lake

reservoir, increasing flows from one to approximately 6.80 cubic metres per second (35 to 240 cubic feet per second) starting Weds., Oct. 3. Wa t e r r e l e a s e dates vary each year, depending on the number of fish entering the river and river flows resulting from rain, according to the release. Present river flows are slightly below average for this time of year. Nanaimo Hatchery staff are constantly monitoring fish movements in the river by conducting fish-count swims. These fall pulse releases of water have been taking place for more than 20 years, according to the release. These releases are the result of an agreement between several agencies, including Fisheries and Oceans Canada, the British Columbia Ministry of Forests, Lands and Natural Resource Operations, the City of Nanaimo and the Snuneymuxw First Nation, as well as Nanaimo Forest Products, which operates Harmac Pacific.

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Chemainus will get a Festival Square


North Cowichan council votes to build a $500,000 town square


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The town square concept, and the library site-swap, surfaced Sept. 19. That’s when councillors unanimously

A pedestrian-friendly Chemainus town square is now being planned to complement revamping Willow Quoted in the Chronicle Street. North Cowichan “We’ll do council is focused on a green, arts-and-cul- thorough public ture oriented Festival consultation and Square twinning workshops to council’s new librarysite choice — across plan how we can Willow Street on the make that old firehouse property. space more After hearing Chemainiacs’ ideas, pedestriancouncil aims to build a friendly.” $500,000 town square in the spring, an excitJohn Lefebure, North ed Mayor Jon Lefebure Cowichan Mayor said, relieved with a win-win ending to the long, library-site saga. “This is big news.” Town square will hold p a s s e d C h e m a i n u s tourist buses, gardens, Advisory Committee’s artwork, stage and mar- recommendation to ket space, and more, he switch its chosen parking-lot site for the old explained.

firehouse space. hard surfaces for the A second motion pro- Wednesday market.” pelled council toward Tourist bus traffic will p l a n n i n g F e s t i v a l dovetail with drafting Square, said Lefebure, town square, costing c i t i n g C h e m a i n u s ’ about $500,000. Revitalization Plan call- “I understand 14 buses ing for a square around came in the other day,” the library. said Lefebure. “It puts Now Chemainiacs p r e s s u r e o n s o m e have space for both. place for them to park, “The Vancouver Island and on washrooms. Regional Library board We don’t want a town told us things won’t square that’s just full of happen until 2014 with buses.” their processes, so we have a year to plan the old firehouse site,” said Lefebure. “That’ll be a separate process from the square, though the designs will be complementary.” “We’ll do thorough public consultation and workshops to plan how we can make that space more pedestrian-friendly,” he added, aware of Mexican-style zocalos around which town and city life revolves. “We’ll add more greenery, and

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Tour de Rock visit opens our eyes

Your Words “... It wasn’t until I got to the Yukon that I figured I had something to write about.” Eric Foster, Page 14


s you pick up your paper today, the Canadian Cancer Society Cops for Cancer Tour de Rock will have swept through Ladysmith in a blaze of colour, noise and good feelings. From Sept. 22 to Oct. 5, the Tour de Rock team cycles from one end of Vancouver Island to the other, hitting almost every community along the way. As they cover 1,000 kilometres on two wheels, the riders participate in a variety of community events and celebrations, talking about the Tour de Rock, listening to people’s stories and generally bringing people together for one common cause. The Tour de Rock raises money for pediatric cancer research and programs for children with a history of cancer. Each rider accepts donations on behalf of the Canadian Cancer Society’s B.C. and Yukon Division. The riders’ fundraising efforts also help keep places like Camp Goodtimes in Maple Ridge in operation. Camp Goodtimes is a place where children are given the opportunity to get away for a while, forget about their daily struggles with cancer and enjoy life again. “They can talk to other kids who have survived what they are now experiencing and get pointers on things most people would never consider,” according to the Tour de Rock website. “It’s a place where kids can take a wig off in public for the first time and feel they won’t be judged. It’s a place where kids can just be kids.” The Tour de Rock does so much good. It raises a lot of money to give kids a better future, and it also opens our eyes to the suffering children with cancer and their families go through. You always hear how the riders’ lives were changed by the people they met along the 14-day journey and by the stories that touched their hearts. We’re lucky to experience some of that when the riders come to town each year. — The Chronicle

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Did you take in any of the Tour de Rock events in Ladysmith or Chemainus? 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 Are you upset over School District 68 spending $24,000 to develop a new graphic identity? Yes 60% No 40% 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

Leaders’ spin contest ends in a tie BC Views

by Tom Fletcher


heUnion of B.C. Municipalities (UBCM) convention is the political event of the year for B.C. party leaders, especially heading into a provincial election. Up first was NDP leader Adrian Dix, who drew a large crowd of local politicians last week for the traditional early-morning spot that follows a long evening of receptions. In contrast to his debut last year, a typical litany of political attacks on the B.C. Liberals, Dix declared he would take the high road. And perhaps mindful of Carole James’ downfall after her content-free speech to the 2010 UBCM convention, Dix set out policies. He told delegates an NDP government would restore local authority over Metro Vancouver transit (no more toothless “mayor’s council”) and mountain resorts (no more Jumbo ski resort

permits issued over local objections). Dix would also let communities decide if they want public-private partnerships for large construction projects. Then Dix accused the B.C. Liberals of cutting forest inventory spending by 77 per cent over the last decade, meaning decisions like rebuilding the Burns Lake mill are being made “in the dark” for the first time in a century. That’s a damning charge, so I checked it against forest ministry budget records. As with all government programs, accounting changes can give a misleading appearance of large cuts or increases from year to year. And indeed forest inventory spending has bounced around during the B.C. Liberal term. The budget for forest inventory staffing and operation was about $8 million in 2001-02, rising as high as $15 million and falling to a low of $5.1 million in recession-hit 2009-10. The

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estimate for the current fiscal year is $9.7 million, an increase to try to catch up with the pine beetle disaster. Crown forest inventory has indeed fallen behind due to rapid shifts caused by unprecedented insect and fire damage. But has spending been slashed as Dix claims? No. It has increased. Next up was Premier Christy Clark, in full campaign mode. In the Gordon Campbell tradition, she brought the goodies out in her speech to close the convention. More than $200 million has been scraped together to “accelerate” capital projects at schools, hospitals and other facilities across the province. These projects were already on the books, but they’ve been moved up for obvious political purposes. Or at least the announcements will be moved up. Four-laning of the last narrow stretches of the TransCanada Highway east of Kamloops will continue

over 10 years. This is a federal-provincial project that will eventually be finished regardless of who is governing in Victoria or Ottawa. It includes some of the most staggeringly expensive road building in Canada, in the Kicking Horse Pass, a short section that could require two tunnels and up to 12 more bridges. Clark also announced a long-range plan to replace the George Massey tunnel under the Fraser River. This is another project that will proceed eventually, and there is no specific financial commitment yet. I haven’t found any outright false claims in Clark’s presentation, just the kind of creative accounting and blacktop politics familiar to B.C. voters. As always, I’m pleased to hear from people with specific corrections. For now, call it a tie. Neither speech represents a proud moment for our provincial leadership. Tom Fletcher is legislative reporter and columnist for Black Press newspapers.

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Editor: We would like to thank the 18 Ladysmith businesses that allowed us to place our green tins in their stores this July. Thanks also to the people who donated $111.15, which will go toward helping teens in Lusaka, Zambia, become self-sufficient. Lorrain Jordan will be traveling to Zambia in November 2012 and will update us on the programs we are sponsoring. Thanks to Ladysmith and area, Good Cents for Change has given these teenagers hope. Thank you once again.

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Cowichan Valley Teachers’ Federation calls for trustee by-election Editor: Editor’s Note: This letter to Education Minister Don McRae was copied to the Chronicle. Dear Don: A grave situation has occurred in School District No. 79. The government has silenced the voice of our community through replacing our democraticallyelected trustees with a government appointee. As a teacher yourself, you know the serious implications this action has on our Valley. Already, there have been proposed changes to a policy, which once passed, will allow for the district to create its own guidelines to manage itself with neither public feedback nor consultation nor awareness. In addition, the board committees, which were formally run by elected trustees, will not be meeting as they have in the past, as the appointed official simply cannot do the valued work of nine elect-

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Bill Drysdale sent us this photograph of Ladysmith Festival of Lights Society volunteers Gord Cargil, John Lees, and past president Rollie Holland painting barriers — which were made by Holland — with yellow paint graciously donated by General Paints in Nanaimo in preparation for the 25th anniversary Ladysmith Festival of Lights to be held Nov. 29. “Volunteers make it happen!” says Drysdale. If you have a photograph you would like to share with the Chronicle, please send it to ed individuals, as he has serious time constraints due to his other commitment — the operation and leadership of the largest district in the province. It is our hope that you will allow for an opportunity to restore public confidence in our school board and in our provincial government by working with that body to allow a by-election within 60 days. Thank you, Naomi Nilsson President, Cowichan Valley Teachers’ Federation

Jim Manly will challenge blockade of Gaza Editor: This week, mid-Island resident,

two-term Island MP and retired United Church minister Jim Manly will join other prominent internationals to challenge the blockade of Gaza aboard the Swedish tall ship S/V Estelle as part of the international “Freedom Flotilla Coalition.” The ship will carry school supplies and materials to rebuild structures destroyed by Israel during its 2008 attack on Gaza known as Cast Lead. Gaza is the world’s largest open-air gulag where 1.5 million Palestinians are illegally imprisoned by the state of Israel. Their dire living conditions are worsened by an Israeli siege limiting medical items, food, water, building materials and fuel. Operation Cast Lead — purportedly named after the medieval torture method of pouring molten lead down the throat of the victim — killed 1,400 Gaza resi-

dents while destroying hospitals, schools, ambulances, UN facilities — and more than 30 members of the Samouni family. A similar humanitarian attempt to break the blockade in 2010 saw Israeli forces murder nine unarmed passengers of the MV Mavi Marmara in international waters. That atrocity spurred the founding of Mid-Islanders for Justice and Peace in the Middle-East,, of which Mr. Manly is a founding member. Jim Stachow North Oyster

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Ladysmith Fellowship Baptist Church 224.2(f) Buildings for Public Worship

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Anglican Synod Diocese of BC 224.2(f) Buildings for Public Worship

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Canadian Legion Branch #171 224.2(a) Non-Profit

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Ladysmith Senior Citizens Housing Society 224.2(a) Non-Profit

Ladysmith Maritime Society 224.2(a) Non-Profit

Staff Writer 6,076.57 11,798.19 12,034.15


Section 3 St John’s Masonic Temple Assoc (Leased by Town for parking lot) 225.2(a) Partnering Agreement

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Ladysmith & District Historical Society archives 225.2(a) Partnering Agreement

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Municipal Parking lot 225.2(a) Partnering Agreement

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As required by Section 227 of the Community Charter, we have estimated costs of providing the permissive tax exemptions for the current year and the next two years. Properties will not be automatically exempt in 2014 and 2015. 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.

The NanaimoLadysmith school board is ready to report back to the public about all the input it received during strategic planning meetings last year. Last spring, representatives of the School District 68 (SD68) board of education visited every school in NanaimoLadysmith as part of the school district’s strategic planning process. At the school meetings, people were asked what key areas they thought the district should focus on to improve student learning. Several meetings were also held with members of the public. More than 1,000 people responded at the meetings and through an online process, giving the board almost 6,000 suggestions, according to a news release from SD68. Now, the district has reviewed all of those thoughts and summarized them into major themes. At meetings being held Oct. 9 and 11, the school board will report back on the input it has collected to date and will ask parents, students, staff and the public about their priorities. Employees, parents, students and members of the public are invited to attend a public meeting Tues., Oct. 9 at 6:30 p.m. at Ladysmith Secondary School and Thurs., Oct. 11 at 6:30 p.m. at Cedar Community Secondary School. More information about the strategic planning public consultation is available online at www.sd68.

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It’s harvest time at Yellow Point Cranberries Lindsay Chung THE CHRONICLE

When they think of cranberry harvests, many people automatically think of bright red cranberries floating in water. But the reality is that the fresh cranberries you purchase from farms, markets and stores were dry-harvested using machines that comb the berries off dry fields, explains Yellow Point Cranberries owner Grant Keefer. Keefer and his wife Justine offered tours of their cranberry farm on Yellow Point Road Sun., Sept. 30 to explain the harvesting process. “Cranberries are very seldom in water; they don’t grow in water,” he said. “It’s a harvesting tool is what the water is all about. The reality is the majority of processed cranberries are harvested in water, but for fresh fruit, the majority are harvested on land.” The Keefers have been in Yellow Point since 2001. “Justine and I decided to start cranberry farming, and we looked about five years for the property,” said Keefer. The property they found hadn’t been used for much for many years, so they slowly started working the fields, and they started producing cranberries in 2005. Keefer’s family is from Richmond, and they had grown cranberries there. “It’s in your blood,” he said. “It’s what I grew up with.” Ye l l o w P o i n t Cranberries produces about 200,000 pounds of cranberries a year. The Keefers belong to the Ocean Spray co-

operative, and most of their cranberries go to Ocean Spray. Besides providing cranberries for Ocean Spray, the Keefers sell their cranberries to local farmers’ markets and local stores. Cranberries grow upright on low shrubs in the field. Right now, the Keefers are dryharvesting for fresh fruit, getting berries off the field using machines that comb the fruit off the vines and into sacks. “It’s very slow, but that’s the way it’s done because it’s very delicate on the plants,” said Keefer. The Keefers will s o o n b e g i n w a t e rharvesting, which is much more efficient. The fields are flooded, and they use a machine to knock the fruit off the vines. They can flood a field in six to eight hours and beat the berries in one field in one and a half hours, explained Keefer. Cranberries that are water-harvested are used for cranberry juice and to make sweetened, dried cranberries. A t Ye l l o w P o i n t Cranberries, they start harvesting at the end of September, and they will be picking up until the end of October, explained Keefer, noting they will have fresh cranberries at the farm into November. Regularly, two to three people work part-time on the family farm, and one person works full-time, but during harvest, they may have up to five, six or even eight people in the fields. “We have really good neighbours and really good people helping,” said Keefer. The Keefers produce



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In top photo, the fields are filled with cranberries at Yellow Point Cranberries on Yellow Point Road. Above, visitors watch the cranberry separating machine in the packing shed during a tour of the farm on Sept. 30. more than 30 selections of cranberry confections, such as cranberry sauce, chutney and salsa, in their Cranberry Cottage Kitchen and have them available in their two-room store. Everything they sell is made on the farm. “The idea is to get people out to the farm to show them what the harvest is,” said Keefer. For more information about the farm, v i s i t w w w. y e l l o wpointcranberries. com.

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Ladysmith flood fundraiser raises $2K Lindsay Chung The Chronicle

When missionary Ted Wall returns to the flood-ravaged Philippines this week,

he’ll bring more than $2,000 from Ladysmith. A Philippines Flood Fundraiser held Sept. 22 at Oceanview Community Church raised $2,042 for Wall

to take with him to help people in the Philippines. Organizer Kristie Hornett was very impressed with the event.

“It was a really neat learning experience,” she said. “It was great to hear the passion. I felt really mentored by those who have gone before me to do some-


Public Notice Notice of HigHway closure aNd dedicatioN removal NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN pursuant to section 40(3)(a) of the Community Charter that Municipal Council of the Town of Ladysmith intends to close to traffic that undeveloped road right of way shown as “Closed Road” on Plan EPP24147 and to remove the highway dedication of the Closed Road. All persons who consider themselves affected by the intended highway closure and dedication removal are invited to address their concerns in writing to City Hall at 410 Esplanade, PO Box 220, Ladysmith, B.C., V9G 1A2 prior to October 9, 2012. Copies of the road closure and dedication removal bylaw, and Plan EPP24147, may be viewed Monday through Friday (except holidays) between 9:00 a.m. and 4:00 p.m. at City Hall. Dated at Ladysmith, BC this 25th day of September, 2012. Sandy Bowden, Corporate Officer 250-245-6404

thing bigger. I kind of thought there would be more people, but at the end of the day, my goal was to raise more money than I could have done myself — that’s why we had the theme ‘be part of something bigger.’” During the fundraiser, which included presentations and a silent auction, Dr. John Potts of Ladysmith spoke about his volunteer work overseas through Samaritan’s Purse. Potts has been to Kenya, Liberia, Haiti and other disaster zones to provide medical aid, and he remains on-call for emergency response through Samaritan’s Purse. Potts explained that there are two types of disaster — natural disasters, which happen quickly like an earthquake or tsunami, and man-made disasters like war or genocide, which you Lindsay Chung/Chronicle see coming — but the Missionary Ted Wall of Nanaimo (top photo) and Dr. approach to any disas- John Potts of Ladysmith speak during a Philippines ter is the same. Flood Fundraiser Sept. 22 in Ladysmith. Rescue is the first response, he explained. L o n g e r- t e r m , t h e Philippines so he could “It comes out of our response turns to com- speak at the Ladysmith hearts, and that’s just munity development fundraiser, showed what you do,” said and food, and this stage photographs from the Potts. “That happens is ongoing, he noted. Philippines and spoke right away, and it’s very “All those things you about his work there. short-lived.” Wall, who was born have to do in a disasThen, in the 12 hours ter,” he said. “Nobody and raised in Nanaimo, to three weeks after a can do them all. You was back in Canada disaster, victims need need to ask yourself for the summer, and shelter, water, sanita- ‘what am I going to be he returned to the tion and hygiene and doing?’” Philippines this past medical attention, Wall, who postponed weekend. explained Potts. The first time Wall his trip back to the went to the Philippines was on a mission trip w i t h Yo u t h Wi t h A Mission (YWAM) as part of a practical phase of a missions course he was taking. On one of the first days Wall was in the Philippines, they took a tour of the poor areas that YWAM was ministering, including the Smokey Mountain Garbage Dump in Manila, he recalled. “I felt just completely overwhelmed with compassion for the people,” he said. “I just felt like I needed to do something for these people. Turning away just wasn’t an option. When I finished my three-month outreach, there was no question I would go back. My heart had been broke for the Philippines.” Eight years later, Wall hasn’t looked back, and he says he has cherSee Turning Page 13

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Rosemary Hayes is hoping someone will return her one-of-akind paintings, no questions asked. The Ladysmith artist participated in Arts on the Avenue on Aug. 26, and she recently discovered that she is missing three prints that she had with her. Hayes was going


paintings to contact to put her paintings, the Winter Olympics. First Avenue. S h e r e m e m b e r s her at eye_deal@shaw. which are called ice The originals on paper paintings, up on her were covered in cello- showing the prints to ca. someone during the “I’d just like them website when she phane. “ T h e y ’ r e l i k e a one-day art show and back, no questions noticed they were w a t e r c o l o u r, ” s h e sale, but she doesn’t asked,” she said. missing. “Those are the three explained. “They are know what happened pieces I was going to ice crystals. They’re after that. “When you’re by put up because they one-of-a-kind, and are so different,” she you can’t do them yourself there, you again. They’re just can’t really keep an said. eye on everything,” The missing paint- magic.” ings are 14x19 origiDuring Arts on the she said. nal prints that Hayes Avenue, Hayes was Hayes asks anyone painted in the hopes in tent No. 10 up past who knows anything of getting them into Roberts Street on about her missing

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moved just south of said. “One of the things Manila to San Pedro in I’ve seen that has been the province of Laguna. incredible for me is to The Laguna area is see how just a little known for flooding, bit goes such a long particularly during the way in the Philippines. rain season, when they In a place like the can experience up to Philippines, I just do four to six typhoons. such a small amount This year, the prov- that takes such little ince is experiencing its effort, and it makes worst floods on record. such a difference and Going back to the goes such a long way. Philippines, Wall wasn’t I’m excited to go back sure what to expect. — there are people who “I know it’s going to will turn their lives be challenging,” he around because of this.”

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Sketches: A Collection of descriptions of nature to Stories and Verse, fresh off political banter and events the press last month. current to the time. Foster said the book is “I thought it would be intera compilation of random esting to tell other people t h o u g h t s a n d r e c o l l e c - what it’s like to live in a very tions inspired by life in the small community far up the Yukon. Some of the verse Alaska Highway,” Foster

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was penned as far back as 40 years ago. “I’ve always had a flair for writing,” he said. “But it wasn’t until I got to the Yukon that I figured I had something to write about.” Mile 1202 is an autobiographical telling of life in a small isolated town, while B.C.-Yukon Sketches contains a number of poems and short stories. The verses range from being pure

said. “It’s still an interesting place because of the distances and the climate and the interesting people that have made their homes there and brought their families up there. If you’re 300 miles from a hospital, and you’ve got a serious illness, you’ve got to be on the ball to overcome things like that.” One of the sketches, titled Prospect Trail, tells the story

of Foster’s journey into the bush to establish a geological survey camp. “It took us 12 days to get there,” Foster said. “We had a [First Nations] guide and about three horses.” The book also includes a long poem about the Sudbury, a tugboat called out to rescue a Greek ship. “On the way back, there was a storm, and the cable broke and they had a heck of a time snagging the ship again, but eventually they got back safely,” said Foster. “It was a seven- or eight-day rescue.” Now a resident of Saltair, Foster first came to Canada in 1941 as a seven-year-old boy during a time when the British government was sending its disadvantaged or orphaned children overseas to places like Australia, New Zealand and Canada to start new lives. Foster was sent to the Fairbridge Farm School in the Cowichan Valley. “We lived in what we called a cottage, and there were 15 of us in each cottage,” he said. See Books Page 15

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Eric Foster of Saltair has written two books, B.C.-Yukon Sketches: A Collection of Stories and Verse, and Mile 1202: Life Along the Alaska Highway, which are both available at Salamander Books in Ladysmith and through iTunes.

Books are now available Saltair from Page 14 Foster graduated from Cowichan High School in 1952 and left for the Yukon a short time later. He also studied English and philosophy with a minor in science and zoology at the University of British Columbia, where he graduated in 1957. In 1968, Foster returned to the Yukon, working as a teacher at the Whitehorse Vocational School for a year. He spent the next three years

in Beaver Creek, absorbing dances and hunting trips to the lifestyle. occupy their time “In winter time, if it gets down “They keep themselves busy below minus-40, unless they with community events.� really have to, they don’t do Foster said he first began anything outside,� he said of compiling his writings for the the residents. “If it gets close books back in February and to 50-below or beyond, usually recommended them as light you have to wear a scarf over historical reading. your face just so you don’t Mile 1202: Life Along the breath in the air that could Alaska Highway and B.C.freeze your lungs.� Yu k o n S k e t c h e s are now He noted that the residents available through Salamander participate in curling bon- Books in Ladysmith and on spiels, snowmobile races, iTunes. 250-245-2183

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It is estimated that 80% a child’s learning comes through their eyes and with the demands of the classroom, computers, homework an eye examination from your optometrist should be on your back- to- school list. When a child does not see well it impacts their progress in many ways. First there is the obvious fact that school performance can suffer. However, good vision means more than clear vision. A child’s visual system is still developing and it is important to have a child’s eye health and eye co- ordination tested as well. Poor vision is also attributed to behavioural issues – if a child has trouble focusing or seeing their work clearly, they are more inclined to be disinterested in the task at hand and become distracted. When a child does not complete work or is habitually disruptive in the classroom, this can be reported as an attention problem. In fact, in some cases merely addressing the vision problem, whether through glasses, or vision therapy to improve eye co- ordination, results in better class performance and learning. Thankfully, the stigma of needing to wear glasses is long gone for children. In fact, children now look at glasses as another fashion accessory and are quite involved in selecting their eye wear. In some circumstances children are also being ďŹ tted with Daily disposable contact lenses as an alternative to glasses for sports and other extra- curricular activities as early as Grade 5. Success at school is dependent upon a child having a good experience. The ‘good experience’ can be crippled by vision problems such as blurry vision, poorly coordinated eyes and conditions such as lazy eye (amblyopia).

Ladysmith-born, Nanaimo-based singer-songwriter Kendall Patrick recently formed a three-peice band with local musicians Lena Birtwistle and Jen Carnahan. Kendall Patrick and the Headless Bettys, seen here performing at the Arbutus Music open house in Nanaimo, perform originals by Patrick and Birtwistle and a sprinkling of popular covers. “The girls are anticipating a 2013 full of touring and festivals, with their sights set on opportunities to move into a full-time schedule of music,â€? according to Patrick’s website. Kendall Patrick and the Headless Bettys will be performing in Ladysmith this Saturday night (Oct. 6) at In the Beantime CafĂŠ. The show starts at 7 p.m., and tickets, which can be purchased at the coffee shop, are $10 for the show or $25 for dinner and the show. LINDSAY CHUNG/CHRONICLE

Eye examinations in BC are covered by MSP for children up to the age of 19. Sight is precious, so make sure you offer your child every advantage for the coming school year.

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Ladysmith-Chemainus Swim Club head coach Dusan TothSzabo admits he was trying to find his way in the world when he dove into the world of coaching. “I had spent all my life in the pool, so it made sense to become a coach,” he said. And now, more than 15 years later, after helping hundreds of children earn their water wings, Toth-Szabo has been awarded Coach of the Year (age 10 and under) by the B.C. Swim Coaches Association. “I didn’t really expect this because it usually goes to the big club coaches,” he said. “But it certainly made me proud and happy.” The announcement was made at the annual Swim BC and BCSCA conference held Sept. 14-16 in Vancouver. “I would have been able to go this year, but I had to cancel the day before because my wife got sick,” Toth-Szabo said. “So Sunday night, I got an e-mail congratulating me, and I didn’t know I had won. “So I called my friends who were there, and they told me what had happened.” Toth-Szabo began his swimming career in his home country of Hungary. As a youth, he

spent much of his time perfecting his best event, the 400 freestyle. When he turned 18, longdistance swimming became his event of choice. After retiring from swimming, Toth-Szabo earned his bachelor’s degree in physical education, specializing in swim science and coaching. He then coached in Hungary for seven years before coming to Canada. For the past four years, TothSzabo has coached with the Ladysmith-Chemainus Orcas Swim Club. He said thanks to the efforts of the executive, the club has tripled its membership. There are currently 58 members. “We were on the verge of not having a swim club several years ago,” he said. He said the increase is also in part due to people seeing that the swim club is open to both competitive and non-competitive swimmers. “They come to have fun, and so many times, they become competitive later on,” he said. One of the big changes he has seen in the sport over the years is that swimmers are retiring later. “In Hungary, if you were over 20, usually you retired,” he said. “Now you can see even over-30-year-old swimmers Ladysmith-Chemainus Orcas Swim Club coach Dusan Toth-Szabo was that are still present and really, recently awarded Swim Coach of the Year for kids 10 and under by NIOMI PEARSON/CHRONICLE really good.” the B.C. Swim Coaches Association.

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Wins keep coming for Cowichan Pringle The goals keep com- the first half against good quick ball move- while, knocked in ing for Cowichan in Castaways Fri., Sept. ments,” he said. “We his third, while Ryan Division One men’s 21, then pouring in started the second Andre also netted a soccer. f o u r m o r e i n t h e half the same, scor- pair, giving him three And with them, the second half for a 6-1 ing four goals in 20 on the season. victories keep coming win at Cowichan’s minute.” Martin singled as well. Keserich Field. Chris Arnett, Matt The LMG Pringle Coach Glen Martin A r n e t t a n d K e v i n side kept its strangle- s a i d t h e k e y w a s Jones each scored hold on the top of t h e w a y t h e t e a m their first goal of the the Vancouver Island launched each half. season for the home Soccer League by “ ( I t w a s ) a g r e a t side. opening a 2-0 lead in start — high energy, Dan Citra, mean-


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driving fun, the golfers headed back to the clubhouse for a steak lunch, complemented by a silent and live auction and a 50/50 draw. The funds raised will be donated back to the two communities in various ways. According to Phillips, the Chemainus Rotary plans to use the funds to help youth in the c o m m u n i t y, w h i l e Ladysmith still has to earmark the funds. “Some of our projects haven’t yet been selected for the coming year, so this provides us with the ability to do things like maintain the boat ramp … the Rotary Peace Garden,” she said. Phillips said the committee would like to thank all of the business sponsors, prize donors and everyone Mount Brenton’s John Goodman watches his ball apinvolved with the suc- proach the hole at the Ladysmith and Chemainus Rotary cess of the tournament. Golf Tournament putting contest. NIOMI PEARSON/CHRONICLE

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THE SENIOR’S PAGE - Oct. 2012 BRAIN HEALTH AND THE TEN WARNING SIGNS OF DEMENTIA Thurs, Nov 15, 2012 - 1:30 - 3:30 PM - Eagles Hall - (Corner of 1st Ave & French St) To Register Call 250-245-3079

s , ! $9 3 - ) 4 ( ( % ! ,4 ( # ! 2 % !5 8 ) , ) ! 29 s General Meeting – First Wednesday of each month – Eagles Hall (downstairs) - New members are warmly welcomed. Help us help the community. We welcome you to our team of volunteers. Call 250-245-5225.sThrift Store - Volunteers are needed for the Thrift Store: cashiers, people to sort through/repair appliances and electronics ANDCLOTHINGDONATIONSsDonationsTOTHE4HRIFT3TOREAREWELCOMEDURINGBUSINESSHOURSONLYsMeals on Wheels – Pearl   sLifeline – 1-800-543-3546 !VAILABLETORESIDENTSOF,ADYSMITHAREAsCanadian Red Cross Health Equipment Loan Program (H.E.L.P.) – Crutches, wheelchairs, walkers, canes and many other AIDS&EESBYDONATION#ALLANDLEAVEAMESSAGEAT  sThe Gift Shops at the Health Centre and Lodge on 4th – needed new, hand crafted or knitted items.


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OF SPECIAL INTEREST TO SENIORS FRIENDLY VISITOR/PHONING TREE - Would you like to join our volunteers and become a Friendly Visitor or Phoner for isolated or shut-in seniors? Sign up for the Upcoming Training Session. For More Information Please Call 250-245-3079 RCMP COMMUNITY POLICING - The RCMP Community Policing Station and COPS - If you are interested in getting involved in the community with various events and programs CITIZENS ON PATROL are looking for volunteers. Call 250-245-1118 or drop by the Community Policing Station at Coronation Mall. h+)4v+EEP)N4OUCH Is a free service for shut-ins needing daily contact offered through our local Community Policing Station. For more info or to register call 250-245-1118. RCMP VICTIM SERVICES – Are you a victim of elder abuse? Victim Services provides support services and information to victims of crime and trauma. Located in the Ladysmith RCMP Detachment on 6th Ave. For info call 250- 245-6061. CRISIS SOCIETY – 24 hour Crisis and Information line for Ladysmith 250-754-4447

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BINGO – Every Wednesday at St Mary’s Church Hall – Loonie Pot, Lucky 7 & Progressive Bonanza 6:45 to 9:30 pm. Prizes are determined by cards sold and player participation. Monthly Draw of $100.00 Cash Prize – you must be present to win. Come and try your luck. “Know Your Limit Play Within It� 7!4#(&/234!24504"! '//$&//$"/8nh)&9/5%!4 YOU QUALIFY� LRCA SENIORS VAN – Available to take seniors to medical appointments

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CULLON, Patricia Anne May 10, 1945 - September 24, 2012

It is with great sadness we announce that our beautiful and loving mother Pat, passed away peacefully surrounded by her family on the afternoon of September 24, 2012. As a young couple Pat and her husband Jack moved from Ladysmith and settled in Port Alberni. They raised 2 children, Donna (Richard Lamb) and Dan (Dee Sanders) who now reside in Nanaimo with 5 grandchildren (Jaime, Elise, Jessica, Nicole & Russell). She is also survived by sisters-Sheila Dalrymple, Heather Cloke, Betty Roche, Carol Mjoen, and brothers- Michael Roche and Brian Roche, along with numerous nieces and nephews. Pat had a long career with the Provincial Government where she retired working for the AttorneyGeneral at the Port Alberni Court House. While retired she volunteered for the Alberni Bulldogs and travelled with Jack. She will be greatly missed by her family and many friends. The family wish to thank Dr.s B. Calvin, M. Dunne, T. Berrang, H. Martins, D. White (Missy), and sta at the NRGH Palliative Care Unit and BC Cancer Agency for the amazing care of our Mom. A celebration of Pat’s life will be held on Thursday, October 11, 2012 at the Chapel of Memories, 4005 - 6th Avenue, Port Alberni at 1pm.

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DOWARD, Margaret Ann (Peggy) Passed away suddenly in Ladysmith, B.C. at home on September 18th, 2012 at the age of 62. Peggy was born July 12, 1950 in Vancouver, B.C. She was predeceased by her father Ken Doward and husband Jimmy Ingram (1994). She leaves behind her mother Margaret Doward and siblings Denise, Cindy and Drew along with her many nieces and nephews. She will be greatly missed by her two sons Jimmy (Dee) and Mike (Brandy) who blessed her life with four beautiful grandchildren. Peggy loved her family very much and was especially close with her grandchild Baylee Ingram, who was the light of Peggy’s life. Baylee will miss her grandmother dearly and was grateful she was able to spend so much time with her over the most recent years. Peggy lived life to the fullest, she was known by many and loved by all. She will be forever missed and never forgotten. A Celebration of Life service will be announced at a later date. In lieu of owers, donations may be made to the Ladysmith Food Bank. Telford’s of Ladysmith 250-245-5553

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Reporter Ladysmith Chronicle The Ladysmith Chronicle, a paid weekly publication serving both the homes and businesses of Ladysmith and Chemainus, B.C. is looking for a reporter/photographer in its two person newsroom. Reporting to the editor, the successful candidate will be required to cover local news, sports and community events, including features on forestry, First Nations, and municipal government. InDesign and Photoshop experience needed. Candidates must have a diploma, degree or equivalent journalism experience, be skilled in digital photography, have a reliable vehicle and valid drivergs licence. Preference will be given to candidates with strong Canadian Press style and photography skills. Weekend ANDEVENINGwork to be expected. Black Press is Canada's largest independent newspaper group with over 150 community daily and urban newspapers located in B.C., Alberta, Washington State, Hawaii and Ohio. Please forward a resume by /CT  including cover letter, references, writing and photography samples to: The Chronicle Attn: ,INDSAY#HUNG, Editor PO Box 400, Ladysmith, B.C. V9G-1A3 email: Short-listed candidates will be contacted for interviews.

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694 COLONIA- 3 bdrms, 2 bath, $1500. Call Ardent Properties. (250)753-0881.

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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. 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

LADYSMITH. Warehouse/Office space. For further info call 250-714-2746.

SHARED ACCOMMODATION Ladysmith: $400/mo, cable, internet, w/d, 1/2 month damage deposit. 250-245-2384.


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RENTALS APARTMENT/CONDO 210 BULLER- 2 bdrms, $750, furnished. Call Ardent Properties. (250)753-0881. Chemainus: Lockwood Villa, well kept bldg, (2) 1 bdrm $625, incl. heat & hot water, avail. now, sm pets welcome. Call Karen 250-709-2765. 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 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.

LADYSMITH: BRAND new 2 bed, 2 bath + den 1000 sq ft, level entry suite on main floor of new house. Wheel chair accessible. New appliances incl DW & WD, tile & granite countertops. Flooring is tile & carpet. Own garage, ocean view, walking distance to shops. Could suit professional &/or mature couple , $1300 + utils. N/S, N/P, lease & references req’d. Avail Nov 1. (250) 6680657


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 #2 - 715 MALONE- 3 bdrms, 1.5 bath, $775. Call Ardent Properties. (250)753-0881. #2 - 715 MALONE- 3 bdrms, 1.5 bath, $775. Call Ardent Properties, (250)753-0881.


BOATS 15.5 FOOT Hourston Glass Craft Boat, 1992 galvanized Roadrunner trailer in very good condition. 1994, 45 H/P Honda 4 stroke motor, runs great. Comes with combined fish finder/depth sounder. Ski ladder and Scotty down rigger. Was $4200, now asking $3200. (250)748-3473.

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: 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.

2008 Outback Trillium holiday trailer. Fridge, stove, furnace, awning, water heater and many options. Like new. $12,300. 250-912-0141.

Saltair: Furnished bachelor suite. Gorgeous ocean view, n/s, n/p, $675/mo + utilities, 250-245-1101.

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RECYCLE YOUR OLD CHRISTMAS LIGHT STRINGS. Contact ladysmith festival of lights at 250.245.5888 or NEXT MT. BRENTON GARDEN CLUB meeting will be Oct 2 at 1:00 p.m. at the Calvary Baptist Church, 3318 River Road in Chemainus. Rayanne from Marigold will talk on fall bulbs and winter pots.

Guests welcome, $2 drop in fee. For more info 2464109. LRCA FRIENDLY VISITOR/PHONING TREE PROGRAMS Now taking new volunteer signups for an upcoming training session. Improve quality of life for shut-in or isolated seniors by scheduled weekly contact. Call Barb at 245-3079. NANAIMO/LADYSMITH COMMUNITY BAND New members welcome in both concert and/or dance band. Rehearsals are Wednesdays at 6:30 pm at Dover Bay School band room. Contact Ted, 250722-3088 for more info. LADYSMITH CAMERA CLUB - “Photographing Birds on a Budget", techniques for getting great bird photos when you can't afford giant lenses or trips to exotic locales, by noted Ladysmith, BC photographer, naturalist, author and lecturer Bruce Whittington. Tues, Oct 23, 7 pm, Hardwick Hall, High St at 3rd Ave in Ladysmith. Everyone welcome. Nonmembers $5 drop-in fee. LCC invites new members, novice to pro. NEW special student rates! www.

On Going LADYSMITH DOWNTOWN BUSINESS ASSOCIATION - meets on the third Thursday of each month, 7:30 am upstairs at the Legion. This dedicated group of business owners discuss everything businessrelated in Ladysmith from partnerships with organizations, upcoming events, business strategies and tips, website performance and sometimes, a guest speaker. CHRONIC PAIN SUPPORT GROUP meets 3rd Mon of each month 5:15-6:45 Ladysmith Community Health Centre - 1111-4th Ave, Room 101 250-667-5587 include exercises and tips for managing activities. Call Connie Parman 250-9247772.

BINGO - LADYSMITH Every Wed - 6:45 pm, Doors 5 pm, St. Mary's Church Hall. Info call 250245-3079. Sponsored by Ladysmith Resources Centre Association CANCER SOCIETY The Ladysmith Branch needs volunteer drivers to provide transportation for Ladysmith cancer patients needing help to and from cancer-related appointments. Volunteers needed for all aspects of the society's work. Weekdays call 250-2450671, 10 am - 1 pm. HARVEST HOUSE FOOD BANK Chemainus. Friday, Info call 250-246-3455. BINGO Chemainus Senior Drop-in Centre. Mondays, 6:40 pm. Info: Murray 250-246-9968. NEIGHBOURHOOD WATCH Volunteers needed. 250-245-1118. MEALS ON WHEELS Ladysmith meals delivered Mondays, Wednesdays & Fridays. Volunteer drivers needed. Call Pearl: 250245-3844. LADYSMITH LEGION Mondays, crib, 7 p.m. Meat draws: Saturdays 2 5:15 pm, Fridays 4-6 pm, Sundays 3-5 pm, Darts: Wednesdays, 7 pm, Line dancing: Thursdays 9-11 am, Fridays: pool, 8 pm, 250-245-2273. CANADIAN FEDERATION of UNIVERSITY WOMEN Nanaimo branch. Meets 4th Monday of each month. St. Andrews Presbyterian. 7 pm. Karen: 250-756-9508. 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. 250245-5888 or 250-245-2263.

SING FOR PURE JOY! - meets on Saturdays, 7-8:30 pm in the 2nd floor lounge of The Lodge on 4th or (250) 285-3764

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: 250-2100870.

STROKE RECOVERY GROUP: Survivors and caregivers meet every Thursday at 11 am in the basement Activity Room of Bethel Tabernacle, 1149 Fourth Ave. Programs

LADYSMITH EAGLES AERIE #2101 Meets every 1st & 3rd Wednesday. 7:30 pm Continued on page 23

CLUES ACROSS 1. Long tailed rodents 5. Meets the Danube in Belgrade 9. Bohemian dance 10. Hancock star Will 12. Chapeaux carrier 13. A warning or caution 15. Bangladesh capital 16. One who hands 18. Rural delivery 19. Poke 20. Express pleasure 22. Wife of a maharajah 29. Irish kissing rock 32. Variant of Tai 33. Plural of os 35. She sang with the Pips 43. Setting out 44. Swiss river 45. Negative sports cheer 47. Liberal degree 48. Relating to the back 52. Muslim family of wives (alt. sp) 55. Was in charge of a project 57. Indehiscent legume 59. Ice or roller 60. A citizen of Iraq (alt. sp.) 61. Goidelic language 62. Indian poet CLUES DOWN 1. College army 2. Dark Angel actress Jessica 3. Boxing blow 4. Single-reed instrument 5. Secondary school cerificate 6. A wet nurse in India 7. Long live! (Spanish) 8. Egyptian Sun god 9. Political action


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committee 11. Tolstoy novel “___ Murat” 12. Regions of the ocean below 6000 m 14. Earl Grey or green 15. Bland in color 17. Atomic #37 21. Possessed 22. Of I 23. Poetic ever 24. High school 25. Indicates position 26. Road open 27. In a short time 28. Filippo __, Saint 30. Traditional Hindi music 31. Former NHL player Jim 34. Honorable title (Turkish) 36. Trumpeter Hirt 37. Atomic #66 38. Lolo 39. Tin 40. 1,000 grams 41. Latin varient of “to have” 42. An electric car that runs on rails 43. Skin lesions 45. Bahrain dinar 46. Express delight 49. Japanese beverage 50. 6th Jewish month 51. Leases 52. U.S. Poet Laureate 1995-97 53. Egyptian cross 54. Remote user interface 56. River in NE Scotland 57. Small seed of a fruit 58. Major division of geological time

What’s Happening Continued from page 22 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. 250245-1118. LADIES GOLF Ladysmith Golf Course, Tuesdays, 10 am. Call 250245-7313. TOPS #4456 - Ladysmith Meets each Thurs 9-11 am in the Pentecostal Church on 4th Ave. Call Sheila 250722-2613. THE ORCAS SWIM CLUB Ongoing registration. Call Registrar Denise Rae at 250-245-7925. MOUNT BRENTON POWER & SAIL SQUADRON Membership meeting. Ladysmith Legion hall. Every 3rd Tuesday except holidays & July & August, 7:30 pm. LODGE ON 4TH FAMILY COUNCIL - Family & friends advocating on behalf of the residents. Next meeting Sept. 18th @ 7p.m. - Contact Judy at 250-2453438 for location. LADYSMITH NEWCOMERS CLUB Welcoming new residents to the Ladysmith area. Couples & singles welcome. Sharon at 250-245-9334 or ladysmithnewcomers@ SINGLE LADIES: INTERESTED IN MAKING NEW FRIENDS? We are a small group of ladies, mostly over the age of 60 who meet once a week for coffee and good conversation. We sometimes go on outings as well. If you think you might be interested, please call Sheila at 250-2452985.

LADYSMITH MENTAL HEALTH SUPPORT GROUP Meets on the 1st & 3rd Friday of the month 1:30 pm basement of Ladysmith Resource Centre. LADYSMITH CELEBRATIONS SOCIETY Ladysmith Days. Ladysmith city hall, on 3rd Tuesday of every month, 7 pm 250-245-2263. www. DAD'S GROUP - Drop In Breakfast - Program of the Ladysmith Resources Centre Association. 630 - 2nd Ave., Upper Floor, Saturdays, 10 - noon. 250245-3079. ALZHEIMER/DEMENTIA SUPPORT GROUP Meets 2nd & 4th Tuesdays. Call Jane Hope, Alzheimer Society of BC at 250-7344170.

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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. 1-888-701-4242. Group, telephone & individual support available. NORTH OYSTER HISTORICAL SOCIETY Engraved bricks fundraiser. Info call Bob Handel at 250245-0919. SINGLE LADIES: INTERESTED IN MAKING NEW FRIENDS? We are a small group of ladies, mostly over the age of 60 who meet once a week for coffee and good conversation. We sometimes go on outings as well. If you think you might be interested, please call Sheila at 250-245-2985. LADYSMITH AND DISTRICT HISTORICAL SOCIETY - urgently requires volunteers as Museum hosts, also, the archives need interested people to assist with research etc. 250-245-0100. Chemainus Seniors Drop In Centre. Tuesdays, 10 - 11 a.m. Jo Kelly: 250-2451185.

Greg Buchanan 250-245-8914 See All My Listings on the Internet!

$69,900 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.

Come out and laugh & support the

SPCA Fundraiser Comedy Night - a fundraiser with bark! with Beverley O’Neil & Sean Jonas

Sat, October 20th, 8 pm at the Printingdun Beanery Tickets $10 advance; $12 at door from the Printingdun Beanery, 341 1st Avenue and PJ Financial, 104A - 262 1st Ave as well as the Cowichan & District SPCA

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

$240,000 Beautiful Patio Home 2 bdrm, 2 bath, recent updates, located in a quiet adult complex near parks and Trolley service.

$299,900 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.

$159,900 Affordable 2 bdrm, great lot, situated within a few blocks to all level of Schools this clean & solid home sits on a level 60’ x 120’ lot with alley access.

$469,900 Spectacular Ocean View 3 bedroom (each with an ensuite) 2169 sq ft home. With hardwood oors, 9 ft ceilings, gas ďŹ replace and a wrap around deck all sitting on a beautiful private yard.

AL-ANON Meets Tuesdays, 7:30 pm downstairs at Ladysmith Resource Centre Association.

Beyond Your Expectations

$369,900 Ocean View & Suite

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

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

24 Tuesday, October 2, 2012 Ladysmith Chemainus Chronicle

This month's artwork...

features students of Cim MacDonald. Cim has won many awards and her work is in collections worldwide including those of Queen Elizabeth ll and the Lt. Governor of BC. Come checkout the work by these artists:


Thanksgiving Mitchell’s

Country Style Toupie Hams 1.7 kg

Elizabeth Hale Fran Willgress Sonja Tait Gail Robb



“Clematis” by Cim MacDonald




Regular, Fine, Morning Roast or French Roast. Limit 4. 250-300 grams

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Fresh Fa Bouq ll uets Visit us at our WEBSITE

Bloooms Direct Line


Thanksgiving Table Arrangements from $2899

Flowers Complete the Bounty of Harvest ...this Thanksgiving visit us @ bloooms

• Gourmet Gift Baskets • Custom Designs & Weddings • Corporate Gifts • Large Selection of Giftware • Largest Selection of Fresh Arrangements & Plants in Ladysmith

2/ 5 $


Premium Yams

78 1.72 kg



Tree Ripe Pure

Orange Juice Not from Concentrate No Pulp or Extra Pulp. 1.75 litres. Limit 4

2/ 5 $

J.D. Farms Specialty Turkeys Available in Select 49th Stores

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

Prices in effect Monday, October 1 to Monday, October 8, 2012

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


Next to Cedar Plank Restaurant

Open Daily 7:30 am to 9 pm

The Old Bruce’s Store

550 Cairnsmore Street

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


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


Ladysmith Chronicle, October 02, 2012  

October 02, 2012 edition of the Ladysmith Chronicle

Ladysmith Chronicle, October 02, 2012  

October 02, 2012 edition of the Ladysmith Chronicle