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Ladysmith Royal Canadian Marine Search and Rescue volunteers rescue kayakers near Round Island Staff Writer THE CHRONICLE


Claire Saunders performs a dance she choreographed herself to Nick of TIme by Bon Iver during the Chemainus Secondary School Dance Showcase Thursday, Jan. 24. For more photos, please see page 13.

A training exercise turned into a life-saving mission for marine search and rescue volunteers from Ladysmith this past weekend. Bill Bond is Ladysmith Royal Canadian Marine Search and Rescue (RCM-SAR) Station 29’s newest coxswain, and on his first mission in his new role, his vessel and crew were responsible for rescuing a hypothermic swimmer near Round Island Saturday, Jan. 26. While Station 29’s Ladysmith Responder and its crew was conducting a coxswain training exercise with Nanaimo 27 and Nanaimo 27B near Dodds Narrows, a pan pan message — which is one step down from a mayday — was heard on Channel 16 stating that two people and an overturned kayak had been spotted in the water in the Boat Harbour/Yellow Point area, Nick Epp-Evans, the station leader in Ladysmith, explained in a news release. The Nanaimo 27 vessel (McGregor) responded to Victoria Coast Guard radio that they and Ladysmith 29 were in the area on a training exercise and could respond immediately. Victoria then tasked Ladysmith immediately. After an approximately five- to 10-minute transit toward the Boat Harbour area from the vessels’ location on the south end of Dodd Narrows, Nanaimo 27 spotted the

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capsized kayak and two people in the water just south of Round Island, according to Epp-Evans. The Ladysmith crew — Bond and two crew members, Dan Smith and Dwayne Dyer (also coxswains with Station 29), and a guest crew member, Paul Mottershead from Nanaimo 27 — recovered one person from the water, while Nanaimo 27A recovered the other person and Nanaimo 27B retrieved the capsized kayak and paddles. The person retrieved by Ladysmith was treated on the deck for hypothermia and was then transferred to the Nanaimo 27 enclosed-cabin boat for transport to the Boat Harbour Marina to meet BC Ambulance attendants, according to Epp-Evans. “If these vessels had not been training in the vicinity, this situation could easily have proven life-threatening,” he explained. “Normally, a rescue vessel being tasked would have taken at least half an hour to reach this destination. With a location different from the actual being reported, an even longer time frame would have occurred. “In these waters, at this time a year, an individual would be in dire distress after 20 minutes.” Bond was officially listed as the coxswain for the call, getting his first taste of being in charge of the vessel and crew in a real-life experience of saving lives on the water.. Bond has been an active crew member with Station 29 since See Newest Page 3

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PST seminars coming to Ladysmith and Chemainus next week Ministry of Finance staff will be on hand during Feb. 7 seminars Nick Bekolay THE CHRONICLE

The reimplementation of the Provincial Sales Tax may coincide with April Fools’ Day, but the B.C. Ministry of Finance (MoF) and local chambers of commerce are treating it as anything but a joke. Interactive “webinars” are scheduled to take place on Tuesdays and Thursdays from now until late February to coincide with seminars to be hosted in communities throughout the province. Seminars will take place in Ladysmith and Chemainus on Thursday, Feb. 7 to guide business owners and selfemployed contractors through the process of replacing the HST with the PST. The seminars are “strictly business-related,” said Jeanne Ross, co-ordinator of the Chemainus and District Chamber of Commerce (CDCOC). “Members of the general public would not be interested because [the seminars] are for people who have to do the book keeping and fill out the forms and that kind of stuff.” Representatives of the MoF will be on hand to speak with

those present and to answer be charging [PST] on. For their questions, Ross added. someone like him, it would be Members of the Chemainus very useful to come and find business community are invit- out exactly what he needs to ed to attend a mid-day semi- do.” nar — hosted by the CDCOC Many of the rules governand Jaime Meunier Chartered ing the new PST are similar Accountant Inc. — scheduled to those that were in place from noon to 2 p.m. at the prior to the introduction of Mount Brenton Golf Course the HST, but Leslie said “some club house. things have changed. There Pre-registration for the are enough changes there seminar is necessary, Ross that a person would want to said, and lunch is available if be informed, or at least do a ordered in advance. little bit of research into [how A second seminar will be host- the changes affect] their pared by the Ladysmith Chamber ticular business. If you think of Commerce (LCOC) and there’s a chance you’re going the Ladysmith Downtown to have to collect it, I think Business Association (LDBA) you should probably attend in Ladysmith Thursday, Feb. 7 the seminar to find out exactly from 4-6 p.m. upstairs at the what you have to do, what’s Royal Canadian Legion. taxable and what changes LDBA member Tammy Leslie have been brought in.” of Palmer Leslie Chartered For more information on the Accountants said the semi- reimplementation of PST and nars provide an opportunity to view schedules for MoF for business owners to “ask outreach webinars, visit the questions of actual Ministry of Ministry of Finance website Finance officials and employ- at and folees to find out exactly what, low the “Return to PST” link. for their specific business, To register for the Chemainus they need or don’t need to do. seminar, call Jeanne Ross at Who needs to register. Who 250-246-3944. doesn’t.” Registration for the Leslie added that she spoke Ladysmith seminar is available “to a plumber and he was very through the LCOC at 250-245confused as to what he should 2112.

Legion Poppy Contest winners


Volunteers aboard the Royal Canadian Marine Search and Rescue Station 29’s Ladysmith Responder, along with volunteers from Nanaimo’s station, rescued kayakers near Round Island in the Yellow Point area Saturday, Jan. 26.

Newest coxswain involved in rescue

From Page 1 2008, and he recently completed both the Marine Advanced First Aid course in November and the Canadian Coast Guard’s Rigid Hull Inflatable Operator Training course in Bamfield during the second week of January. “Bill also brings a wealth of knowledge to this type of call with his years of experience as a PADI IDC Staff Instructor for Scuba Diving,

Nanaimo-Cowichan could be divided up Federal Electoral Boundaries Commission’s report tabled Lindsay Chung THE CHRONICLE

Royal Canadian Legion Branch 171 Ladysmith recently recognized the winners of its Poppy Poster and Literary Contest. Pictured are: front from left, Andrew Schomer (third place, junior poster), Jayden Morgan (first place, junior poem), Zandreah Spong (second place, junior poster) and Alyssa Van Horne (first place, junior essay); and, back from left, Legion president Roy Empey, Poppy Fund chair Karen Graczyk, Colton Van Der Minne (second place, intermediate poem), Riley Payton Lang (first place, junior poster), Liam Pakosz (second place, junior poem), Legion Youth Program chair Corinne Lauder, Sydney Stannard (first place, intermediate poem) and Zone Commander David Munro. First-place winners in all categories will be LINDSAY CHUNG/CHRONICLE judged next at the zone level.

and Bill has been an integral part of Station 29’s in-water training program and hypothermia prevention protocols,” said Epp-Evans. Ladysmith RCM-SAR — formerly called the Coast Guard Auxiliary — is a volunteer organization. It is one of the busiest units in the region, with more than 3,000 calls since its inception. To learn more or to make a donation, visit

It looks like NanaimoCowichan will be no more when the next federal election rolls around in 2015. The Federal Electoral Boundaries Commission for British Columbia has submitted its report redrawi n g t h e p r o v i n c e ’s federal electoral map to the Chief Electoral Officer of Canada, and the report was tabled in the House of Commons Monday (Jan. 28). In the report, MP Jean Crowder’s NanaimoCowichan district becomes two districts — Nanaimo-Ladysmith and CowichanMalahat-Langford. The Town of Ladysmith falls into the NanaimoLadysmith district, along with Chemainus Indian Reserve No. 13 and Oyster Bay

Indian Reserve No. lic input, so Crowder 12, while the District encourages anyone Municipality of North w h o h a s c o n c e r n s Cowichan falls into the to contact her office Cowichan-Malahat- at 1-866-609-9998 or Langford electoral district, along with Overall, British Penelakut Island and Columbia is gaining Thetis Island. six electoral districts Crowder hasn’t had a s a r e s u l t o f t h e a lot of time to look increase in its poputhrough the report, lation. The Vancouver but she says it is not Island region gains substantially different one new electoral from what the Federal district, while the 36 Electoral Boundaries existing districts are Commission originally reconfigured. proposed, although The commission’s it does include some report can be found changes coming out of online at www.federalpublic consultations in the fall. The changes won’t “Although some parts go into effect until the of input from our rid- next federal election ing were heard, some in 2015. By that time, other key parts were Crowder will have not,” she said. served the NanaimoNow that the report Cowichan district for has been tabled in the 11 years. House of Commons, “It’s hard for me to Crowder will have 30 see it divided up, but days to file any objec- I recognize that poputions. There are no lation-wise, it was time other avenues for pub- to divide it,” she said.

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HOLIDAY CLOSURES City Hall, Development Services and Public Works will be closed February 11, 2013 for the Family Day Holiday.

A NEW OPTION FOR CONVENIENT PAYMENT OF UTILITY BILLS You can now pay your utility bill directly through our new pre-authorized debit program. All you need to do is fill out the form in your utility bill (you can also download it off our website) and return it to us with a void cheque. We will advise you once your payment plan is set up. After that, your account will be debited on the bill’s due date. You will still receive your quarterly utility bill.

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Recognition for Good Neighbours - Nomination Deadline March 31, 2013 Do you have a neighbour who really goes the extra mile to be helpful by shoveling snow, helping with yard work or doing other good deeds? If you would like to recognize a neighbour who goes above and beyond, you can nominate them for the Good Neighbours Program (formerly the Snow Angels Program). All you need to do is send a letter or e-mail explaining why you would like to nominate your Good Neighbour. All nominees are eligible to win a cash prize and to be honoured at a Council Meeting. Send nominations to: Town of Ladysmith Good Neighbours Program PO Box 220, 410 Esplanade Ladysmith, BC V9G 1A2

DOG LICENCES Dog owners are reminded that 2013 dog tags are now available. The Town offers a discount for early purchase. Fees are as follows: Price Before February 1st Price after February 1st Neutered / Spayed $20 $30 Not Neutered or Spayed $30 $40 Licences (tags) are available at City Hall, 410 Esplanade during regular office hours, at Frank Jameson Community Centre, 810 6th Avenue and Little Rascals Pet Store – 416 First Avenue.

SNOW REMOVAL In the event of a snowfall, the Town of Ladysmith will be responsible for clearing “heavily travelled” sidewalks along First Avenue and Dogwood Drive. For all other areas, property owners and residents are reminded you are required to clear snow and ice from the sidewalk in front of your premises. Removal should take place no later than 10:00 a.m. on each day of a snowfall. This will greatly assist all pedestrians and help ensure the safety of the elderly and those with limited mobility. The Town will make every effort to keep major arterial and collector streets open and clear snow from as many residential streets as possible. Thank you for your assistance in keeping our streets safe.

About $86,000 in awards available for local students Secondary students encouraged to apply for Nanaimo-Ladysmith Schools Foundation awards Staff Writer THE CHRONICLE

There are 96 awards, bursaries and scholarships worth about $86,000 available for Ladysmith Secondary School students this year, and now’s the time to go after these opportunities. The NanaimoLadysmith Schools Foundation (NLSF)’s awards booklet and application for Nanaimo and Ladysmith secondary students is now available online. This year, there are 410 awards, bursaries and scholarships, totaling more than $296,000 for students of all interests, abilities and academic levels. “The foundation, with the support of our amazing donors, has been helping local students succeed with scholarships, bursaries and awards for over 30 years,” said NLSF executive director Erin van Steen. “Every year, there are a wide variety of awards to apply for. There are opportunities for students who

are active in the community, excel in sports, have a specific study area they are pursuing or who have a financial need. We encourage students to apply for as many opportunities that are appropriate for them.” Applications and further information can be

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“The need for scholarships, awards and bursaries continues to rise.” Erin van Steen, NLSF found at under the “Programs” tab under “Awards.” The deadline to apply is Friday, Feb. 15. The funds for all of the awards are completely supported by the service clubs, community organizations and private donors within the NanaimoLadysmith community. Without the generos-

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ity of donors, many graduating students would not have the opportunity to continue on with their postsecondary education. Last year, the NLSF scholarship and bursary program distributed 360 scholarships, bursaries and awards worth more than $372,125, which included more than $80,000 in Dogwood District/Authority Awards distributed by the province. All the other funds were completely community donor driven. “The need for scholarships, awards and bursaries continues to rise,” says van Steen. “The foundation is actively seeking new donors for a variety of areas and for general financial support to help grow our support for local students.” The NLSF encourages community groups and individuals to contact the foundation if they are interested in supporting the scholarship program. To reach Erin van Steen at the foundation, call 250-7534074.












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Local Coast Salish artist Luke Marston has spent the past two and a half years carving an elaborate monument to Portuguese Joe Silvey. Nearly every facet of the sculpture — a scale model of which can be seen in the foreground at left and below — represents some element of Marston’s family’s story. Nick Bekolay/Chronicle

Marston’s Portuguese Joe Silvey monument will rest at Stanley Park Nick Bekolay The Chronicle

Luke Marston is forging a tribute to local history that will soon find its way to Stanley Park. Marston’s latest project is a monument dedicated to Portuguese Joe Silvey — a pioneering renaissance man who first set foot on these shores in 1860 — and his Coast Salish wives, Khaltinaht and Kwahama Kwatleematt. It’s an elaborate piece that Marston has spent the last two and a half years designing, investing his time willingly because he has personal ties to those it’s meant to commemorate. “Portuguese Joe Silvey and Kwatleematt were my great-great-grandparents,” Marston said, “so for me, it’s something I hold close to my heart.” Following the premiere of a documentary chronicling the lives of Silvey and his wives, Marston decided he wanted to create a sculpture of some kind to pay tribute to his ancestors. N o w, f o l l o w i n g years of collaboration between Silvey’s descendants, members of Coast Salish nations, the Portuguese Consulate and the artist, Marston’s project is nearing completion. It’s an elaborate piece that effectively mirrors his family’s nuanced history.

In her 2004 biograWest Coast, Marston busy crafting the origiphy The Remarkable incorporated a 14-foot- nal figures and lure out Adventures of tall traditional cod lure of planks and blocks of Portuguese Joe Silvey, crowned by an eagle’s yellow cedar in prepaauthor Jean Barman head, its beak pointing ration for a March relates how Silvey skyward, as the sculp- 14 delivery date to a jumped ship from a ture’s centrepiece. foundry in Red Deer, whaling boat to join the Life-sized figures of Alta. Molds and casting Fraser River Gold Rush Silvey, Khaltinaht and will be completed by sometime around 1860. Kwatleematt, separat- the Harman Sculpture He met and married ed from each other by Foundry Ltd., Marston Khaltinaht after returnthe lure’s fins, stand said, because it’s one ing to the coast and setfacing outward at its of the few foundries tling at Point Roberts. base. Each fin, in turn, in North America able Over the ensuing is carved in low-relief to cast works as whole decade, Silvey harwith intricately detailed pieces, rather than as vested dogfish, boiling symbols and figures — sections that are then them down for oil to grape vines, dogfish, welded together. sell to local saw mills whales, salmon, and an The official unveiling for $0.25 a gallon. He homage to Khaltinaht’s of the monument is slatthen returned to whalSquamish grandfather, ed for Sept. 28, Marston ing after an unsucChief Kiapilano — rep- said, the day following cessful bid to lease resenting various ele- the park’s anniversary fishing grounds off of ments of the family’s celebration. It will Brockton Point. history, rendered in a serve to commemorate As whaling wound fluid Coast Salish style both the 150th anniverdown, Silvey diversified Coast Salish artist Luke Marston is creating a monu- Luke and his brother sary of Portuguese Joe yet again. He opened ment dedicated to Portuguese Joe Silvey that will J o h n h a v e b e c o m e Silvey’s first encounter a saloon in Gastown be installed at Brockton Point in Stanley Park. famous for. with Khaltinaht and the called The Hole in the The sculpture will 125th anniversary of Wall, competing for great-great-grandmoth- K w a t l e e m a t t l i v e d rest on a raised base of the founding of Stanley business with the dis- er. They married, and before moving to Reid either black or white Park. Island. trict’s namesake, John the family prospered. stone, Marston said, J i l l We a v i n g , t h e Silvey “pioneered Over the last two and and “around the base co-ordinator of arts, “Gassy Jack” Deighton. Then, when it seemed seine fishing in British a half years, Marston’s will be Portuguese culture and the envia s t h o u g h S i l v e y, Columbia,” offering him design for the monu- stone we’re having r o n m e n t w i t h t h e Khaltinaht and their a prosperous enough ment has been refined shipped from Lisbon Vancouver Board of daughters Elizabeth livelihood, when com- to the point that nearly [that will feature] a Parks and Recreation, and Josephine had bined with the sale of every facet of the sculp- mosaic of the master said the monument is finally established a his Gastown property, ture represents some stonemasons and brick- “going through our proprosperous life for that he could afford element of his family’s layers of Portugal, who cess. There are a numthemselves, Khaltinaht to relocate his fam- story. were world-renowned ber of reviews we do died. Silvey retreated ily — to which he and Silvey was born on for their bricklaying.” before we take it to the to Brockton Point and Kwatleematt would P i c o I s l a n d i n t h e To fund the project, Park Board for approvbuilt a house adjacent eventually add six boys Azores, a Portuguese the Portuguese Joe al. We’ve taken the to Deadman’s Island. and three girls — to a r c h i p e l a g o i n t h e Memorial Society will proposal to the public He operated a new Reid Island, southwest middle of the North sell engraved bricks art committee and they saloon while build- of Porlier Pass. Atlantic Ocean. Pico for a pathway lead- have approved it.” M a r s t o n ’s m o n u - is home to a sleep- ing to the monument, ing himself a fishing Projects intended for sloop he christened the ment will be cast in ing giant, a stratovol- limited-edition copies the Brockton Point bronze later this spring cano that shares the of Marston’s Shore to totem area of Stanley Morning Star. While sailing past before it’s installed island’s name. To rep- Shore silkscreen print, Park “require letters Sechelt aboard the on the south shores resent both Mount Pico, and bronzed maquettes of support from the Morning Star, Silvey of Brockton Point in Portugal’s highest peak, — scale models — of three First Nations — m e t 1 5 - y e a r - o l d Stanley Park, close and Silvey’s life as a the monument itself. the Musqueam, TsleilKwatleematt, Marston’s to where Silvey and fisherman here on the For now, Marston is Waututh and Squamish

— and we have received letters of support from them,” Weaving said, “so we’re moving on to stakeholder and community consultations.” The next step in the process involves posting signage at the prospective site to inform members of the public of the proposed project, she added. If people come forward to reveal an existing use for the site that conflicts with the project, an alternate location may have to be found. With the support of First Nations behind the project, however, Weaving thought a conflict would be unlikely. Plans for the park’s anniversary celebration are still in the works, Weaving said. “ We ’ l l h a v e s o m e kind of a celebration on Sept. 27, but we’re also potentially looking at hosting celebrations over the summer that will be free and familyfriendly and involve everything from ecological walks through the park to performers. There will be picnics and music and First Nations performances. Outdoors in Stanley Park in the fall is a bit cooler,” Weaving added, “so it changes the nature of what you do in the park. That’s why we’re thinking of a season of celebration.” For more information on the Portuguese Joe Memorial project and sponsorship opportunities, visit http://shoret

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Council hopes federal government will move forward with derelict vessels legislation Lindsay Chung The Chronicle

Infrastructure funding for municipalities and the need for legislation around derelict vessels were hot topics when Jean Crowder, the NDP MP for Nanaimo-North Cowichan, visited Ladysmith council last week. Crowder was at Ladysmith council Jan. 21 to provide an update on what’s happening in Ottawa that may affect municipal government the most. Much of Crowder’s presentation focused on funding for infrastructure. “I don’t need to tell

you about the challenges faced by local governments around infrastructure dollars,” she said. “The Federation of Canadian Municipalities (FCM) was recently in Ottawa before Christmas and were updating Members of Parliament about the pressing needs before local councils and reminded us that for every $1 taxpayers paid at municipal councils, they only get eight cents back, and yet they’re responsible for roughly half of the infrastructure costs in the country.” One of the things the FCM was asking MPs to support was a

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long-term infrastructure investment plan and that plan would be 15 to 20 years with secure, stable funding, explained Crowder, adding that the funding would not be projectbased because that is a challenge for municipalities. “As the Official Opposition, we are supporting their request for the long-term, stable funding, and my understanding is the Minister of Transport, Denis we know is there are Lebel, has indicated severe weather events that he’s prepared to that are affecting this enter into discussions planet, and we only on a long-term invest- have to look at what ment plan for infra- h a p p e n e d o n t h e structure, so we will Atlantic seaboard and be encouraging the what happened in New minister to work close- York City and parts of ly with the government New Jersey, and those in order to develop that impacts on that city are plan,” said Crowder. going to be directly felt One of the things the by local government,” FCM also requested she said. “So, we’re also was a need for infra- supporting the FCM’s structure dollars to call for infrastructure address the impacts of dollars that recognize climate change, accord- that climate change has ing to Crowder. a direct impact on local “Whether you agree government.” what the causes are of During her presenclimate change, what tation, Crowder also

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touched on Bill C-45, an omnibus budget implementation bill that has some actions to do with Fisheries and Navigable Waters that could also impact on local council decision-making; the Safe Drinking Water Act for First Nations, which Metro Vancouver has asked the federal government to take a step back on and consult with local governments; the CanadaEuropean Union Trade Agreement and issues around procurement and local possibilities to do procurement with local suppliers; and the duty for local governments to consult with First Nations on development applications. Noting that Crowder has been a champion of legislation around derelict vessels, Coun. Steve Arnett asked about the status of Crowder’s private member’s bill. Crowder’s private member’s bill proposes to amend the Canada Shipping Act to ensure regulations are made to establish

measures to be taken for the removal, disposition or destruction of derelict vessels or wrecks. Crowder told council that she will be trying to ramp up a campaign that puts more public pressure on the minister of transport. “What I would like the minister to do is actually take that legislation and make it the government’s legislation; that’s the best way to make it happen because as a private member’s bill, even if it gets passed in parliament, it doesn’t necessarily get implemented in the way it’s intended,” she said. On the subject of legislation regarding derelict vessels, Coun. Duck Paterson asked how the community could help push Crowder’s private member’s bill forward. C r o w d e r e n c o u raged councillors to approach Lebel and indicate the severity of the problem. “We know how serious

the problem, so if people could emphasize that with the minister, it may make him shift into moving forward with the bill,” she said. Crowder told council her bill is a pretty conservative bill and is a regulatory change because she couldn’t tell the government to spend money, and there is some question around whether or not her bill is even legal because it would designate the Canadian Coast Guard as a receiver of wrecks, so there may be a challenge to the bill anyway. Following Crowder’s presentation, Arnett proposed that council write a letter to Tr a n s p o r t M i n i s t e r Denis Lebel — copied to MPs James Lunney and Jean Crowder — “strongly encouraging him and his government to move forward with derelict vessels legislation as quickly as possible because it’s so central to the economic health of coastal communities, Ladysmith included.”

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Supreme Court that halted pumping until the province completed proper consultaHalalt First Nation has filed a tion about the project with leave to appeal application to Halalt. In a press release issued the Supreme Court of Canada to settle legal arguments over last week that announces the the Chemainus River aquifer band’s appeal, Halalt’s lawyer, William Andrews, says the wells. The filing follows a BC Court Supreme Court of Canada has of Appeal ruling last November been asked to address two key allowing the Municipality of legal issues — who owns the North Cowichan to resume groundwater under reserve pumping from the river’s and Aboriginal title lands; and aquifer to supply the town of where a First Nation asserts Chemainus and the surround- both Aboriginal rights and title, can the Crown do its ing area. The appeal decision set consultation based only on aside a 2011 ruling by the BC the rights and not the title?

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Chief James Thomas says that letting the appeal court’s negative decision stand without an appeal to Canada’s highest court was not an option for the band. “Our position has not changed since this all started in 2004,” he said in the press release. “We take our role as stewards of the river very seriously.” “We must continue with this litigation until these legal issues are clearly settled,” he added. “We are now asking Canada’s highest court to settle legal issues that we think are of national importance.”

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The Ladysmith A small number of 5:30 a.m. No one was Ladysmith RCMP detachment personal items were l o c a t e d ; h o w e v e r, responded to 70 calls taken. The police are the vehicle received RCMP news for service over the continuing their inves- damage during the Jan. 17 to past eight days. tigation. attempted entry. The Jan. 24 Friday, Jan. 18 • T h e L a d y s m i t h police are continuing Provided by • The Ladysmith R C M P r e c e i v e d a their investigation. Ladysmith RCMP received a report of a black 2008 • The Ladysmith RCMP report of a stolen Chevrolet pickup RCMP received a black 2011 Ford truck with its alarm r e p o r t o f a b r e a k Ranger pickup truck. going off on in the and enter to a shed The vehicle had been 4400 block of Donna at a residence in the parked at the park Road. 13300 block of Cedar • The Ladysmith and ride at Cedar and I n v e s t i g a t i o n Road. The shed was Simpson roads dur- R C M P r e c e i v e d a r e v e a l e d t h a t t h e entered, and a yellow ing the day, and the report that in the early vehicle had been sto- 2003 Suzuki RM60 owner returned at the hours of the morning, len in Nanaimo earlier m o t o c r o s s m o t o rend of the day to find someone had attempt- in the day. A police cycle was stolen. The the vehicle gone. The ed to gain entry to a dog was called to the m o t o r c y c l e h a s a police are continuing Dodge Dakota parked scene, and a forensic white number plate on in the 3500 block of identification exam of the handle bar with a their investigation. Monday, Jan. 21 Hallberg Road. the vehicle was con- black number eight on T h e v e h i c l e w a s ducted. The police it. The police are con• The Ladysmith R C M P r e c e i v e d a damaged during the are continuing their tinuing their investigareport that a Dodge attempted entry but investigation. tion into the theft. D a k o t a q u a d c a b was not entered, and Wednesday, Jan. 23 • Between Jan. 20 parked in the 300 nothing was stolen. • T h e L a d y s m i t h and Jan. 23, a shed block of High Street Tuesday, Jan. 22 R C M P r e c e i v e d a behind the Old Post • T h e L a d y s m i t h report that someone Office Antiques shop had been broken into R C M P r e c e i v e d a h a d a t t e m p t e d t o on Esplanade was overnight. A small amount of report that between enter a Nissan Xterra entered three differchange, a tool box Jan. 18 and Jan. 21, a in a parking lot in the ent times. A variety with tools, and a trail- vehicle had been bro- 1300 block of Rocky of items were stolen er hitch were stolen. ken into in the parking C r e e k R o a d . T h e during the thefts. The The police are con- lot of the Villa apart- alarm had gone off, police are continuing tinuing their investi- m e n t s o n S e c o n d and the owner had run their investigation Avenue. gation. out at approximately into these thefts.

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Games could have big legacy

YOUR WORDS “Everyone’s worked really hard, and it’s been a great experience from day one.” Bill Johnston, Page 13


ast week’s big announcement that the B.C. Summer Games are coming to the Cowichan Valley in 2018 was made in Duncan, but it has impacts that reach far beyond that city. And right now, we’re in a great position to grab ahold of those opportunities. Local officials estimate the four-day games will pump about $2.6 million into the local economy through rentals, hotels, retail purchases, bistros and much more, according to an article in the Cowichan News Leader Pictorial. During the announcement, which took place Friday, Jan. 25 at the Cowichan Aquatic Centre, CVRD chair Rob Hutchins noted that Cowichan’s “culture, exceptional environment, and hospitality” await players, families, fans, and officials to the games, which he called “a gift to the Cowichan region.” The games legacy was estimated by North Cowichan parks and recreation manager Ernie Mansueti to hit about $200,000. That purse will help fund registrations, through KidSport Cowichan, for local athletes. Regional director Loren Duncan stated, “the multipliers will be significant. We’re casting a fairly broad net here.” The games’ Cowichan debut will see 22 sports played in 26 local venues. We have so much to offer Summer Games competitors, their families and spectators here in Ladysmith and Chemainus. We have the wonderful facilities at Forrest Field and the Frank Jameson Community Centre and our beautiful Transfer Beach, and we have a lot to offer visitors looking for something to do between competitions. And perhaps now would be a good time to start filling in the gaps so we can make sure we have everything else visitors would be looking for, such as an RV park, a campground and other amenities people in the community have been talking about for years. Why not use this event, which will surely bring huge amounts of people and money to our region, as a reason to get started on some things that have been talked about for a long time now? — Lindsay Chung

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ike a bad reality show about a dysfunctional family, B.C. School Wars has lurched to life again for the 2013 election. Coming soon to billboards and buses across the province: staged pictures of sad-faced kids crammed into dirty classrooms by a heartless government. It doesn’t even matter which government. This ritual combat went on through Social Credit and NDP governments too. Premier Christy Clark opened the new season with her promised pitch to restructure bargaining. It suggested splitting up bargaining into traditional wage and benefit talks, and a separate table and fund for classroom size and support. Cast in her familiar role of the sullen, rebellious teenager, BCTF president Susan Lambert staged a news conference to distort and mock the government’s offer. A 10-year deal if we give up bargaining wages and classroom conditions?

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“Ludicrous.” What’s ludicrous is her characterization of a formula to link teacher pay to nurses, post-secondary faculty and other government workers. Nurses are renowned for getting raises when no one else does, so this should be an opportunity for these powerful unions to co-ordinate. But the BCTF can’t get along with other unions any more than it can negotiate with any discernible competence. Lambert falsely claimed there was no consultation on the proposal. This reminded me how she low-balled the costs of her union’s demands by hundreds of millions during what passed for negotiations in last year’s strike season. Behind the scenes, the BCTF executive and the school district bargaining agent had just settled on a mutual costing model. What this means is the school districts, which have to make payroll and balance budgets, have convinced the BCTF to stop misrepresenting costs. I’ll believe that when I see it. Before Education Minister

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Don McRae had even spoken, BCTF vice-president Glen Hansman was growling his reply on Twitter: See you in court. That message presumably also goes for premier-in-waiting Adrian Dix, unless he replaces the hated B.C. Liberals in May, then quickly kneels before the BCTF and extends the key to the provincial treasury. Two generations of British Columbians have been bullied by this bad drama, since Bill Vander Zalm decided an industrial union bargaining structure was just the ticket for public schools. Students are taught by example, if not by blatant propaganda in classrooms, that all problems are solved by demanding more money from the government. After this conditioning, older students are sometimes pressed into service as union pickets. There’s your Social Justice class, kids. Sorry about those sports teams and field trips, but we need those as bargaining chips to get more paid leave time. To state the obvious, Clark

and McRae staged this as a pre-election event to frame the issue. They knew their effort would be greeted as a declaration of war. The main reason the BCTF agreed to a contract extension with a wage freeze last year? It wasn’t the blindingly obvious fact that every other public sector union had already taken two zeroes. It was strictly tactics. The delay sets up the latest rematch of these old warriors in the spring election. The plan is to get the dreaded B.C. Liberals out and then start working over the weaker, more uniondependent NDP. That’s who caved in earlier and gave the BCTF broad control over staffing levels, the proverbial key to the treasury. Along with basic math and economics, a point the BCTF seems unable to grasp is that its strategy is self-defeating. Those sad kids are making more and more parents seek a better deal. Tom Fletcher is legislative reporter and columnist for Black Press newspapers.

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Cousins J.J. and Tiga Cargill read Nick Bland’s The Very Cranky Bear with their “Mamo” Cindy Bertram at a Family Literacy Day event hosted at the library Saturday, Jan. 26. Stephen Warren, manager of the Ladysmith branch of the Vancouver Island Regional Library, said close to 40 children passed through the library during the two-hour-long event. Crafts and face painting were on offer for young readers taking a break from their books. Sunday, Jan. 27 is Family Literacy Day in Canada, Warren said, prompting them to host an event a day ahead of schedule because the library’s closed on Sundays.

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unmarked patrol car and do patrols of the streets of Regina — just like she’d been doing in Nanaimo with the COP. “I was already comfortable using the radio and using the police codes,” she said. “Essentially, it was learning observation skills and communication skills in a very safe environment that I was able to turn over into my training as a police officer.” Wanner found her time with the COP to be a great experience and says she was able to interact with a dedicated group of volunteers. She says she gained a sense of accomplishment in putting in her time to assist the RCMP in keeping the streets and citizens of Nanaimo safe at night. Wanner says she also really appreciated the connection the COP has with the RCMP. “We want it like nothing else; when you’re going through the training, we want it so bad … and anything you can do to be around the RCMP, at least for me, is just a bonus,” she said. “I think anybody applying for the RCMP should take a look at volunteering with COP. When you go for your interview, they ask what you are doing to prepare for a career with the RCMP, and if you can say you are volunteering with COP, it makes a big difference.” After a few months of working in Ladysmith, Wa n n e r h a s f o u n d herself as part of the COP community once again. She championed to become the RCMP’s liaison for the Ladysmith COP and was awarded this position in November. Wanner is excited to get an opportu-

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This is why they dance LINDSAY CHUNG/CHRONICLE

Dance students from Grade 9 to 12 at Chemainus Secondary School presented their annual Dance Showcase Jan. 24 at the school and performed 25 numbers ranging from hip hop and jazz to contemporary and lyrical. The theme for this year’s Dance Showcase was “This Is Why We Dance.” The evening included group dances, solos and duets choreographed by dance teacher Sarah Lane and by the students themselves, as well as a cultural dance called Basket Lady, which included dancing and drumming from the Chemainus Tzinq’uaw Dancers. Pictured here, clockwise from top left, are: Kaitlind James (left), Jami-Lynne Dalziel, Victoria Morgan, Tegan Luckham and Carlie Deeble dancing as part of a group number; Chuckie Sam dancing to Michael Jackson’s You Rock My World; the Period 1 Jazz group performing to Show Me How You Burlesque by Christina Aguilera; and Larralee Sam performing the cultural dance Basket Lady.

At the theatre, all’s fair in love and murder Ladysmith Little Theatre presents the mad-cap farce Murder at the Howard Johnson’s Feb. 7-24 Lindsay Chung THE CHRONICLE

All’s fair in love and murder. At least, according to Ladysmith Little Theatre, which presents the madcap farce Murder at the Howard Johnson’s Feb. 7-24. Murder at the Howard Johnson’s is described as “a light and funny suspense comedy involving the eternal love triangle.” Set in the late 1970s at a Howard Johnson’s Motor Inn, we find Arlene, a middle-aged “femme fatale” and her “selfabsorbed, womanizing dentist-lover” plotting to kill her dull and boring husband. Before too long, the tables turn and the plot takes a

new twist. said. “The three cast memThe play, written by Ron bers are working together Clark and Sam Bobrick, is really well.” directed by Gordon McInnis, M c I n n i s s a y s Wa t t , and it stars Alan Watt, Molyneaux and Johnston Maureen Molyneaux and all worked together on A Bill Johnston. Funny Thing Happened on Carol Sparham is one of the Way to the Forum last the producers, and she says year. Johnston had done working on Murder at the this play before, and when Howard Johnson’s has been the three actors wanted to a lot of fun. work together again, he “The play has been done suggested Murder at the quite a few times, and I Howard Johnson’s. think it’s almost funnier McInnis says they have a now because it goes back great crew working behind to the changes happening the scenes. in the 1970s,” she said. “I think I’ve pretty much “Fun” is also the word worked with all these peodirector Gordon McInnis ple at one point in the past,” uses to describe being he said. “My involvement involved in this play. in community theatre is as “It’s a comedy, and com- much social as anything edies are always great,” he else, and it’s always great

when you’ve got a great Johnson’s before in Victoria, fantastic, and the whole crew.” he was the husband. He is crew has been wonderful W h e n M c I n n i s w a s excited to do this play again. to work with,” she said. approached to direct “I just think it’s really Molyneaux says she has Murder at the Howard funny,” he said. “It’s been been learning a lot while Johnson’s, he was quick to an awesome experience. doing this play. say yes. Everyone’s worked really “I’ve never been in this “First of all, I read the hard, and it’s been a great much of a farcical play script and found it was a lot experience from day one.” before, so I’m learning of fun; it had a lot of oneWatt, who plays Arlene’s how to project my energy liners and situational jokes, husband, has enjoyed being and also comedic timing,” and I thought this would be part of this play. she said. “I’m just learning, a lot of fun to do and fun “We’ve got a great team of learning, learning — and I to work with Alan, Bill and actors and a great crew, and have excellent teachers.” Maureen,” he said. “As we Gord is a great director for Ladysmith Little Theatre were rehearsing, it became comedy,” he said. presents evening perforeven more fun. The more Molyneaux says it’s been mances of Murder at the we took a look at the script interesting being in the Howard Johnson’s Feb. 7-9, and got into it, we found middle of the on-stage 14-16 and 21-23 at 8 p.m., there was a bit more sub- love triangle. Off the stage, and matinee performances stance than just the jokes.” Johnston is a dear friend, Feb. 17 and 24 at 2 p.m. Johnston plays the dentist- and Watt is her partner. For tickets, visit www. lover in the play. When he “It’s great because these or did Murder at the Howard two are so supportive and call 250-924-0658.

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Faith Knelson returned home from the Vancouver Island Regional Short Course Championship last week laden with the spoils of a personal gold rush. E l e v e n - y e a r- o l d Knelson — the only member of the Ladysmith-Chemainus Orcas Swim Club to medal at the meet held Jan. 18-20 at the Comox Valley Aquatic Centre — stepped onto the podium a total of nine times to collect six gold and three silver medals. Fellow Orcas Chantal Greenhalgh, Pamela Little, Darby Rae, and Aileen and Morgan Humphreys competed in Comox, too, posting improvements in at least one event each. Orcas coach Dusan Toth-Szabo said his swimmers were happy with their performances in Comox. “You have to take into consideration that we did not swim for two weeks over the [Christmas] break,” To t h - S z a b o a d d e d . “This swim meet is always the first swim meet of the year and, in the middle of January, it’s hard to perform when you’re not swimming during the break


Members of the Ladysmith-Chemainus Orcas Swim Club competed at the Vancouver Island Regional Short Course Championship January 18-20 at the Comox Valley Aquatic Centre. Faith Knelson (front row center) won six gold and three silver medals, while fellow club members Morgan Humphreys and Pamela Little (back row), Chantal Greenhalgh and Ailleen Humphreys all posted significant improvements. Missing is fellow teammate Darby Rae who is taking time off to recover from a shoulder injury, coach Dusan Toth-Szabo said. and at Christmas.” It may take the Orcas a week or two yet to hit their stride this year, but Toth-Szabo remains excited about the club’s current status. “Everything looks good,” Toth-Szabo said. “Our numbers are still growing.” Membership in the Orcas is inching its way towards 70 swimmers, Toth-Szabo said, requiring the club to hire an additional coach. The club is well-represented at all

levels now, he added, mers aged 12-18, to be from the 10-and-under hosted in Montreal in level through to nation- July, while Valic’s goal al-level competitions. is to qualify for the AA This past weekend, provincial championKnelson travelled to ships. Campbell River with Knelson won all three O r c a s t e a m m a t e s of her events, finishing Chantal Greenhalgh first in the 50m backand Shane Valic to stroke, 100m breastcompete in an open stroke and 50m butmeet. terfly. To t h - S z a b o s a i d Greenhalgh finished Knelson’s goal was to first in 10-and-under 50 obtain a third quali- back, and she was secf y i n g t i m e f o r t h e ond in the 100 breast Canadian Age Group and 50 fly and fourth C h a m p i o n s h i p s , in the 50 free. Canada’s premiere Valic finished first in competition for swim- 12-and-under 100 back

and earned three sec- that a reality. 2013 are taller and leaner onds — in the 50 back, is the first year that than their peers and 100 breast and 50 free. S w i m m i n g C a n a d a Knelson is no excepHe also finished fourth has required athletes tion, but natural talin the 50 fly and sixth to qualify in three ent is only half of her in the 200 individual events before they’re recipe for success. medley, and he quali- allowed to compete She said she’s trainfied for the 50 free in the national age- ing harder this year, eliminator, where he group championships, putting in time “every finished fourth. Knelson said. weekday now” and she On the not-so-distant She’s earned nation- thinks the extra effort horizon for the Orcas al qualifying times will pay off. is the AA provincial in both the 50m and She prides herself short course champi- 100m breaststroke, on being boisterous onships in Surrey Feb. and she’s a fraction of enough to raise the ire 8-10. Toth-Szabo said a second away from of coach Toth-Szabo club members Conrad qualifying in both the on occasion. Carlson, Darby Rae 50m butterfly and 50m “I goof around a lot, so and Aileen Humphreys backstroke. She has Dusan gets mad at me h a v e q u a l i f i e d t o until summer to qualify. for that,” Knelson said, attend, while Valic and Knelson towers over adding that she shares two other Orcas “are her 10-year-old team- that same intensity really close” to quali- mate Greenhalgh, add- with her teammates fying. ing that people often at meets when she In the wake of the assume she’s 13 or 14. cheers them on “at the AA championships, Many gifted swimmers top of my lungs.” Swim BC will host the 2013 TAS AAA Short Course Age Group Championships in Victoria from Feb. 28 to March 3. For now, Knelson is the only Orca to have qualified NEW IN for the AAA provinTOWN? cial championships, Our hostess will bring gifts & greetings but Toth-Szabo said Chemainus: Diana 250-246-4463 along with helpful Conrad Carlson and Ladysmith: Eileen 250-245-0799 community information. Aileen Humphreys may earn AAA privileges Do you need to get the word out? for themselves while Advertise your small business here! competing in Surrey. This size - $1525+HST/issue Minimum 4 weeks Knelson took time e out at practice last Sav% Call Now! 250-245-2277 week to discuss her 0 3 goals for the season. She has her sights set on competing in Montreal in July, and she’s close to making

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BRIAN MICHAEL ABBOTT Heart felt thanks dear friends for your messages of caring support & gifts of food & flowers. Your kindness is appreciated as we learn to live without our dear Brian. LORRAINE & FAMILY


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Notice is hereby given to Creditors and others having claims against the estate of Michael Grant Hornby, deceased, of 525 - 3rd Avenue, Ladysmith, BC that the particulars of their claims should be sent to the administrator at 459 Bidwell Place, Victoria, BC V9C 2E5 on or before March 4th, 2013, after which date the administrator will distribute the estate among the parties entitled to it, having regard only to the claims of which the administrator then has notice.

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DAVE LANDON Motors has an opening for an Automotive Salesperson. This is a full time commissioned position and comes with a full benefits package. The position requires a commitment of time, energy, constant learning, proficiency with new technology, ambition and t he ability to excel in customer service. If you have these skills needed to succeed, please email you resume to

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LEGAL ADMIN. ASSISTANT Full-time position. Must have Wills and Probate experience. Family Law an asset. Send resume and cover letter to: Michael L. Warsh Law Corp. 201-335 Wesley Street Nanaimo, BC V9R 2T5


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

Certified Millwright Millwright/Apprentices Certified Saw Filer Heavy Duty Mechanic Detailed job postings can be viewed at WFP offers a competitive salary and a comprehensive benefit package. If you believe that you have the skills and qualifications that we are looking for, please reply in confidence to:

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NYSA BladeRunners ACCESS Information Session Agriculture/Agri-food Training Program February 4, 2013 at 10:00 am & 2:00 pm #9 – 1156 Rocky Creek Rd. Ladysmith, B.C. BladeRunners is a Youth Skills Link/ ACCESS program that builds community partnerships and connects motivated, job ready youth with valuable employment opportunities in the Food Service industry. Youth must: s"EFACINGBARRIERSTOEMPLOYMENT s"EOUTOFSCHOOLANDAGES  s!TTENDONEOFTHEINFORMATIONSESSIONS Youth will: s0ARTICIPATEINPAIDSKILLENHANCEMENT training s/BTAIN&IRST!ID,EVEL #ASHIER4RAINING 7(-)3 &OOD3AFEANDOTHERRELATEDTICKET and group based employability skills s2ECEIVEINDIVIDUALSUPPORTANDGUIDANCE Employers will: s#ONNECTWITHJOBREADYANDMOTIVATEDYOUTH s"ENElTBYHAVINGYOUTHPROVIDEUPTO HOURSOFWORKEXPOSUREATNOCOSTTOTHEM &ORMOREINFORMATIONPLEASECALL Casey Graw, Debby Evans or Sheila White Tel: (250) 754-1989 Fax: (250) 754-8661





Canada Safeway Limited Attn: Nicole Carlin E-mail: While we appreciate your interest, only those selected for an interview will be contacted.


Attention: Roofing & Siding Installers Calgary’s # 1 Exterior’s company will be in your area recruiting for the following positions: skilled Roofers, Siders, Eavestroughers, Foreman & sub crews . Our Roofing & Exteriors Manager’s will be on the Island on Fri, Feb 1st and Sat, Feb 2nd. Please call Donavan at (587) 228-0473 to schedule a interview during those dates. For more info link on the link: /about-epic/careers.html Journeyman HD mechanic required for oilfield construction company. Duties will include servicing, maintenance and overhaul of our equipment. The job will be predominately shop work , but with a portion of your time spent in the field. A mechanics truck will be supplied for you. The job is based in Edson, Alberta. Call Lloyd at 780-723-5051. LOGISTICS COORDINATOR LADYSMITH AREA Logistics Company looking to hire a full time person for exciting position! Candidate must possess a positive attitude, excellent telephone/communication skills, some computer knowledge, ability to multi task, team player and must be reliable. Experience in customer service preferred. Must have own transportation. Apply by email to:

RN and RCAs Sunridge Place

A Residential Complex Care facility in Duncan is recruiting for a .80 FTE evening Registered Nurse, and casual RCAs. If you wish to be part of an enthusiastic team who are making a difference in the lives of seniors, please send your resume to Thank you to all applicants for your interest in Sunridge Place, however, only those applicants selected for an interview will be contacted.

TRADES, TECHNICAL PIPE LAYERS req’d at Locar Industries. Min 5 yrs exp $20$25/hr depending on exp. benefits package after 3 months. Local work. Fax resume to 250-751-3314










1A ELECTRICIAN, licenced, bonded, Small Jobs Specialist, panel upgrades and renos. All work guaranteed since 1989. Rob at 250-732-PLUG (7584).

HOT TUB (SPA) COVERS. Best price. Best quality. All shapes & colours available. 1-866-652-6837

Chemainus: Ashley Court. Ground flr unit, 2 bdrm, 5 appliances. Small pet ok, avail. now. $775/mo 250-924-6966.

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

MUSICAL INSTRUMENTS GUITARS FOR sale. 1994 Ovation Elite Model 1768, made in the USA, asking $1300. Cort 12 string acoustic, like new with soft shell carry case, asking $550. Call (250)324-2991 ask for Rob.

REAL ESTATE APARTMENT/CONDOS LUXURY Condo in Abbotsford..14th Floor. Wrap around South E/W view spans 270*. 3 BR. 3 Bath. 3 Balc 2475 Sq.Ft. spacious Beauty PH style., 604-807-5341- $589,000


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

Ladysmith: Gifford Rd., 2 bdrm, 2 bath townhouse, available now, N/P, N/S, $1000/mo. 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.

Chemainus: Lockwood Villa, well kept bldg, 1 bdrm Jan 1st or 15th, ocean view top floor $625, 1 bdrm Feb 15, $625 incl. heat & hot water, 1 sm pet welcome. 55 +. Call Karen 250-709-2765, 250-246-1033. Ladysmith: 1 & 2 bdrm suites available, some ocean views, close to town, N/P, references required, call to view 250-2457191. Ladysmith: 1 & 2 bdrm suites from $700/mo incl. heat & hot water, ocean views, small pets ok. Ask about our incentives. 250-668-9086. LADYSMITH. AVAIL now. Large 2 bdrm Apt, recently upgraded. Washer/Dryer incl’d. Close to town. Ref’s req’d. $685 mo plus utilities. Call 250-715-7461.

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LADYSMITH - Two bedroom, Top floor, in 3-storey bldg with elevator. Harbour view. Washer/Dryer/storage. Walk to beach. Small dog OK. $950/mo + DD and electric. *Available February 1st* Call Lindsey 250-816-9853

OFFICE/RETAIL WANT TO GET NOTICED? Prime retail/office space for rent in highly visible historical building on corner of First and Roberts in Ladysmith. 1,687 sq ft. 2 bathrooms, small kitchen, new flooring, A/C

LDYSMITH 2 BR, 1 BA condo. Fireplace. Insuite laundry. NP/NS, Ref required, Mar. 1, $850. 250-245-0576


Call 250-245-2277


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

1 BEDROOM cabin for rent, located in a trailer park at 1400 Alberni hwy, Parksville. Wireless internet and cable included. Only $600 per month 250-954-9547


SUITES, UPPER LADYSMITH: 2-BDRM, bright top floor. Available Feb. 1st. N/S. $650/mo. 250-924-3349.




LADYSMITH- RENOVATED 3 bdrms, 2 bath, $1050 + utils. NS/NP. Call (250)754-9279.

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MOBILE HOMES & PADS 2 bedroom Trailer for rent with work shop in small trailer park, located at 1365 Alberni Hwy, Parksville. $600 per month. 250-954-9547

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LADYSMITH, 3 bdrm, Davis Rd area, private, ocean & mountain views, N/P, N/S, $1300 mo. Avail immed. Call (250)245-4155.


LADYSMITH: 4 bdrm house, close to all schools, incl. water, sewer, garbage. Hydro not incl. Avail. immed. $1000/mo + damage deposit. Leave msg. Call 250-245-4869.

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

MERCHANDISE FOR SALE APPLIANCES APT SIZED deep freeze $125, 18 cu ft deep freeze $150, Maytag SxS fridge $300, white 17 cu ft fridge $300, 30” almond range $125, white 30” range $150. Kenmore full size stacking washer/dryer $250, 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.

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


Incredible 5 acre treed PARK-LIKE PROPERTY with Well-Maintained Furnished Home 1500 sq.ft, 3-bdrm, 2 bath. Extremely close to Pristine Cowichan Lake, in the town of Caycuse. Perfect for recreational property or full time living. Motivated seller $378,800. Exceptionally low yearly cost. Not leased land. Call 250-745-3387


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

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Ladysmith: $699.00/month. 3 bdrm, 1 bath. All appliances included. No pets or children, 40+. Call Greg 250-245-0545. LADYSMITH- level entry 2 bdrm. $950/mo. Ray, 250-6162345.

Auto Financing 1.800.910.6402

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

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

210 BULLER- 1 bdrm, $550. Call Ardent Properties, (250)753-0881. 4-WHEEL SCOOTER Fortress 2000 series, complete with canopy & basket. Blue, very good condition $1500. obo. (250)740-2763.

2 BED, F/S, DW, W/D, elevator, parking, storage, bike rack, garb/recy, Ref. Req. Avail. Jan 1, $850. Ph: 250816-9853


CLUES ACROSS 1. Film Music Guild 4. A rubberized raincoat 7. An upper limb 10. Wander 12. Biblical name for Syria 14. Former OSS 15. Norwegian capital 16. No. Am. Gamebird Assoc. 17. Taxis 18. Ancient Chinese weight unit 20. Third tonsil 22. Ancient Hebrew measure = 1.5 gal. 23. Piece of clothing 25. Overrefined, effeminate 28. Housing for electronics 31. Cut grass 32. Ghana’s capital 33. Prof. Inst. of Real Estate 34. Shares a predicament 39. Old World buffalo 40. Loads with cargo 41. What part of (abbr.) 42. Partakers 45. Expressed harsh criticism 49. Doctors’ group 50. OM (var.) 52. A dead body 55. Jewish spiritual leader 57. An almost horizontal entrance to a mine 59. Anglo-Saxon monk (672-736) 60. Database management system 61. A swindle in which you cheat 62. Arabian Gulf 63. Six (Spanish) 64. Price label 65. Black tropical American cuckoo 66. Teletypewriter (abbr.)



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CLUES DOWN 1. Foam 2. Tessera 3. Major ore source of lead 4. Directors 5. 9/11 Memorial architect 6. The goal space in ice hockey 7. The academic world 8. Standing roast 9. More (Spanish) 11. Gram molecule 13. Head of long hair 17. Cost, insurance and freight (abbr.) 19. Line of poetry 21. Originated from 24. One time only 26. A civil wrong 27. Female sheep 29. Bay Area Toll Authority 30. Afrikaans 33. Hold a particular posture 34. South American Indian 35. Paying attention to 36. Wife of a maharaja 37. Mild yellow Dutch cheese 38. Central Br. province in India 39. 4th month (abbr.) 43. Grooved carpentry joint 44. Present formally 46. Skeletal muscle 47. -__, denotes past 48. Aba ____ Honeymoon 51. Young lady 53. Any of the Hindu sacred writing 54. Where Adam and Eve were placed 56. Promotional materials 57. Play a role 58. Arrived extinct

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Whole Bean Coffee Sale!! 49th is Proud to serve local drumroasted coffee and has Whole Beans on SALE!

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or Reg 7.49 1/2 lb

Enter to Win Pizza for a Year! Contest available at 49th Parallel Grocery

Contest begins at 7:30am on January 23rd, 2012 and closes at 9:00pm on February 5th, 2012. Draw will take place on February 7th, 2012, 9:00am. Contest is not open residents of Québec. For contest rules and to enter, please visit a participating 49th Parallel Grocery store and complete the contest ballot. There is one (1) Grand Prize consisting of fifty-two (52) Free McCain Pizza coupons. Approximate retail of each Grand Prize is $519.48. To enter and to be eligible to win, entrant must be a legal resident of Canada (excluding Quebec) and be over the age of majority in the province or territory in which he/she resides. One (1) entry per person per day. Odds of winning depend on total number of eligible entries. No purchase necessary. Mathematical skill-testing question required

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International Thin Crust or Crescendo Rising Crust On sale this week 1/2 Price Reg 9.99

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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


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Ladysmith Chronicle, January 29, 2013  

January 29, 2013 edition of the Ladysmith Chronicle

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