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Clad in green camouflage, actor Aaron Taylor-Johnson rides a missile-toting military train alongside director Gareth Edwards (at centre), camera operator Mitch Dubin and a cast of extras during filming for an upcoming Warner Bros. production of Godzilla. Film crews from Legendary Pictures descended on the railroad crossing at Oyster Sto’Lo Road and Highway 1 Thursday morning for their second day of filming in the Nanaimo-Ladysmith area. Godzilla’s production crew was scheduled to spend a total of six days filming on Vancouver Island before returning to Vancouver where shooting will wrap up “early summer.”

Godzilla crew roars into Ladysmith Nick Bekolay

its way through a crowded railway crossing flanked on either side by crowds of extras posFilm crews from Legendary ing ostensibly as refugees. On Pictures converged on the rail- board, cast members dressed in way crossing at Oyster Sto’Lo camouflage fatigues guarded the R o a d a n d H i g h w a y 1 l a s t train’s cargo of ballistic missiles. Thursday to film a scene for the Classic monster movie material. latest Western reincarnation Thursday, March 21 marked of Godzilla, Japan’s favourite d a y t w o o f f i l m i n g i n t h e radioactive monster-from-the- Nanaimo-Ladysmith area. deep. The crew was slated to shoot a The camera crew shot repeat- total of six days’ worth of footed takes aboard a mock military age at Nanaimo, Ladysmith and transport train as it lumbered Shawnigan Lake locations, said


Ernie Malik, a freelance publicist representing Godzilla’s production crew, before they return to the Lower Mainland. The remainder of the film will be shot in-studio and “at various locations” in Vancouver from now through to “early summer,” Malik added. Godzilla roars into theatres May 16, 2014. Godzilla, a joint venture between Warner Bros. Entertainment and Legendary Pictures, stars Aaron Taylor-

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Police officers ask photographers to leave film set From Page 1 the writer behind Iron Man 3, and Frank Darabont, writer and director of The Shawshank Redemption. While by and large a big-league Hollywood production, last week’s Oyster Sto’Lo Road shoot involved a limited amount of local participation. David Harris Jr., a 37-year-old member of Stz’uminus First Nation and full-time cashier at the Ivy Green Husky, was hired on as a First Nations liaison Friday, March 15, he said. Harris, in turn, hired on five additional Stz’uminus community members Monday, March 18 to help with the work. Harris and his fellow liaison officers spoke with curious passersby, offering them limited information on the film and informing people of the land’s ownership. “If anyone comes up onto set,” Harris said, “I can go up and [talk to them about the movie] because this is Stz’uminus land.” Harris referred to the change of pace from cashier to film industry liaison as “quite the adrenaline rush” and said he welcomed the change of pace. He was scheduled to work with the film production crew until Friday. Thursday’s shoot was not without its share of behind-the-scenes drama. Randolph Chang and Justin King, a pair of Vancouver-based paparazzi photographers, followed the production company to Vancouver Island in search of candid celebrity shots. King said the production company ran heavy protection for the film’s stars in Nanaimo Wednesday night, making it difficult for the duo to score “the shot.” Following an

interior shoot downtown, TaylorJohnson made a clandestine exit through the building’s rear door, shielded from prying eyes and prowling camera lenses by umbrella-toting security, King said. “That makes it tough,” King added. “We just want to get something out there for the fans. Get people excited for the movie. Create some buzz and at the same time make some cash. That’s the name of the game. It’s literally a game of cat and mouse. Sometimes they come NICK BEKOLAY/CHRONICLE out on top. Sometimes we end up Ladysmith Mayor Rob Hutchins, right, and John Manson, director of infrastructure services, power up an getting the shot.” all-electric Nissan LEAF at one of the town’s new electric vehicle charging stations Thursday, March 21. The tables were turned on King and Chang last Thursday when they were asked to leave the set by representatives of the Ladysmith RCMP. King then discovered that some- Nick Bekolay one had drained the air out of THE CHRONICLE the passenger-side tires of his car. King and Chang were unimGone are the days of waitpressed with the game of brink- ing for lightning to strike the manship employed by the uniden- clock tower on town hall tified antagonists and exchanged before you’re able to charge harsh words with the production the batteries of your all-electric crew’s assistant location manager DeLorean. as a result, threatening to call the As an alternative to racing at RCMP. 80 miles per hour toward highPerhaps it was their turn to play voltage rigging strung up across the role of the beleaguered mouse. main street by eccentric silverGodzilla made its big-screen haired geniuses in the dead of debut in Japan in 1954, serv- night, electric car enthusiasts PHOTO SUBMITTED ing as an allegorical warning of are opting to plug into commerthe dangers posed by nuclear cial outlets, saunter on over to Mayor Rob Hutchins shared his photo of the first known users of Ladywar. According to Wikipedia, the coffee shops and sip on lattes smith’s First Avenue charging station with the Chronicle. Godzilla franchise now includes 28 for an hour instead. films produced by Toho Studios in And as of mid-March, elec- electric chargers. Victoria, Duncan and Nanaimo. Japan and a pair of American pro- tro-commuters now have the Most new electric cars come “Level 2” technology is what ductions filmed in 1956 and 1998. option of pulling over and pow- equipped with 120-volt charg- the CCI Fund targets, Manson Edwards’s Godzilla is slated to ering up in Ladysmith, too. ing options installed, Manson said, and through that program become the 31st film in the series The town installed two com- said, but this first-tier system Ladysmith has added its name during the same year the franchise mercial Leviton charging sta- requires as long as “20 hours to a growing list of communicelebrates its 60th anniversary. tions mid-March, said John for a charge.” ties that are home to charging Manson, Ladysmith’s director It’s an effective system for stations. of infrastructure services, at a commuters able to plug their While driving down First total cost of $20,000. cars into standard wall sockets Avenue Sunday morning before The Town has since recouped overnight, but it’s inconvenient last, Mayor Rob Hutchins said 80 per cent of that price when you’re away from home he spotted a blue Nissan LEAF tag ($16,000) from the prov- and your battery runs dry. parked at the charging station ince’s Community Charging “You have to charge it for an only days after it had been meeting to speak to the community Infrastructure (CCI) Fund, hour before you can move on installed. Manson said. about the closure. to the next station” Manson Hutchins stopped to speak to The CCI Fund, a $2.74-mil- adds. At the end of January, the Canadian the couple who were powering Cancer Society BC and Yukon lion program announced by At the opposite end of the up their car and soon discovDivision announced that, starting Minister of Environment Terry spectrum is a 440-volt direct- ered that the self-described March 31, the society will provide Lake in April 2012, was creat- current level-three charger “electric car geek” had forwardcancer prevention initiatives, along ed to introduce a total of 570 capable of recharging a dead ed the location of Ladysmith’s with support programs and ser- charging stations to communi- power cell in “about a half an new station to the hundredvices, to Ladysmith and Parksville- ties throughout the province by hour.” odd contacts in his electric car Qualicum residents through its the end of March 2013. “It’s serious stuff,” Manson network. While they may not be as said. “You don’t want to be unit office in Nanaimo because the “It’s pretty exciting to get this Ladysmith and Parksville-Qualicum fast as lightning, the 30-amp, messing around with that in technology,” Hutchins added. offices, both volunteer-run, will be 240-volt delivery systems —“a your backyard. BC Hydro’s pro- “I can imagine it was just like closed at the end of March. At the dryer plug is basically what viding [440-volt] stations and when the first gas stations time, Ilott said the changes were it is” — allow car owners to they’re about $70,000 apiece.” came out 100 years ago.” made to reduce administrative costs. recharge completely depleted BC Hydro will install 13 “fastHutchins said the town is For more information about batteries in four to six hours, charge” stations across the considering purchasing an allWednesday’s meeting, contact the Manson said. province, Manson said, includ- electric vehicle when it comes It’s a technology representing ing three stations on Vancouver time to replace vehicles in the Ladysmith Chamber of Commerce a middle ground in the world of Island that will be located in town’s fleet. office at 250-245-2112.

Cancer Society reps will address community Staff Writer THE CHRONICLE

If you have concerns about the closure of the Canadian Cancer Society office in Ladysmith, this is your chance to air them. The Ladysmith Chamber of Commerce is holding a public information session regarding the closure, which was announced in late January and is effective March 31, this Wednesday (March 27). The meeting will take place at 6 p.m. at the Eagles Hall at 921 First Ave. Peter Kingston, vice-president of operations for the Canadian Cancer Society BC and Yukon Division, and Kathy Ilott, the regional manager for Vancouver Island, will both be at the

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NOTICES & NEWS April 2013

Council Meetings


*Government Services Committee *Mayor’s Open Door – City Hall City Hall (410 Esplanade) Business Hours Corner of Trans Canada Hwy. and Roberts St.

Tuesday, April 2nd and Monday, April 15th at 7:00 p.m. Monday, April 15th Thursdays, 4:30 p.m. - 6:00 p.m. Monday - Friday, 9:00 a.m.–4:00 p.m. except statutory holidays *Please check the website to confirm times

HOLIDAY CLOSURES City Hall, Frank Jameson Community Centre, Development Services and Public Works will be closed March 29 and April 1, 2013 for the Good Friday and Easter Monday Holidays.

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 fill it out and download it off our website) and return it to us with a void cheque. Your subsequent bills will advise you that 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 via mail or e-mail.

FIRST QUARTER UTILITY BILLS TO BE INVOICED MID-APRIL Utility bills for January to March will be sent out in mid-April. They will be due by 4:00 p.m. on Wednesday, June 5th. If you haven’t received your bill by the end of April, or have any questions about it, please call 250.245.6414, ext. 6206.

GO PAPERLESS: HAVE YOUR UTILITY BILL E-MAILED Save time, paper and ink — sign up today and we will e-mail your utility bill to you. You will receive the same information you would receive in the mail, on the day we produce the utility bills. You can pay in person, through pre-authorized debit, or online through your financial institution. To sign up for “e-billing” for your quarterly utility bill, send us an e-mail to, and provide your account number (from the upper left hand side of your utility bill). The next utility bills will be sent out in April. Thank you for helping the Town of Ladysmith become even greener.

BC Conservatives leader here today

John Cummins is hosting a Meet and Greet Tuesday, March 26 from noon to 1:30 p.m. at Ricky’s All Day Grill Staff Writer The Chronicle

John Cummins, leader of the BC Conservatives, will be in Ladysmith today (Tuesday, March 26) just a week after his party released its 2013 Pre-Election Platform. Cummins is hosting a Meet and Greet from noon to about 1:30 p.m. today at Ricky’s All Day Grill at Coronation Mall. It’s a chance to meet the party leader and find out more about the Conservatives’ platform. The 2013 Pre-Election Platform is a 28-page document that outlines the party’s priorities for the future and includes topics such as balanced budgets and fair taxes, rural and northern B.C., agriculture and transportation, jobs/skills training and apprenticeships, health care and education, and safer communities. Chemainus businessman John Sherry is the Conservative can-

didate for the Nanaimo-North Cowichan riding, and he will be hosting two open houses in April. The first open house will take place Saturday, April 6 in Chemainus, and the second event will be held Saturday, April 13 from 8-10 a.m. at 310 High St. in Ladysmith and will include a free breakfast. Another pre-election activity for the BC Conservatives in this area is a Rant and Rave Saturday, April 20 from 2-5 p.m. at the Cowichan Exhibition Grounds in Duncan. “We have almost 60 candidates, and a vast majority of those are well-educated people with lots of degrees and lots of business experience,” said Ken Oakes, who is part of Sherry’s campaign team. “We’re moving on lots of fronts. We’re trying to do homework that will do us well for a good number of years. “ To RSVP to the Meet and Greet at Ricky’s, contact Ken Oakes at 250-245-9310.

Recognition for Good Neighbours: Nomination Deadline March 31, 2013. Do you have a neighbour who really goes the extra mile to be helpful by 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

SPRING CLEAN-UP WEEK – April 15 to April 19, 2013 During this week, on your regular garbage (recycle) day, the following additional oversized material will be picked up. • Furniture (wooden or fabric-covered wood) • Washers and Dryers • Carpets, Rugs and Mattresses* • Barbeques • Toys and Bicycles *Mattresses must be fully contained in a plastic bag and be taped/sealed. All items must be placed at the curbside the day before your regular garbage (recycle) day. *Please Note: If items left at curbside are not on the list above they will NOT be picked up. Extra garbage will not be taken unless properly tagged. Garbage tags are available at City Hall and the Frank Jameson Community Centre: $2 per tag or $10 for a book of six tickets For more information please call Public Works Phone: 250.245.6445

Garbage / Recycling Collection - Your Garbage Collection Day Is Changing! Following the statutory holidays on March 29 and April 1, 2013, your garbage pick-up day will be moving forward by 2 (TWO) days. If you need a new schedule you can pick one up at City Hall or the Frank Jameson Community Centre. You can also find your schedule on the Town’s website at:

ZONING BYLAW UPDATE PROJECT A project to review and update the Ladysmith Zoning Bylaw is now underway and residents will be able to have their say. The project is scheduled to be completed this summer. The aim of the Zoning Bylaw Update project is to: ✔ Lay out clear, technically sound regulations ✔ Be consistent with the Official Community Plan ✔ Implement ideas and principles from the Ladysmith Sustainability Vision and Community Energy Plan ✔ Support economic development For more information and background on why an updated Zoning Bylaw is important to our community, please visit the Zoning Bylaw Project website at

REMEMBER – ATVs and other motorized vehicles ARE not permitted on ANY TOWN trails

Notice of Sale of Interest in Reserve Land Pursuant to Section 50 of the Indian Act


TAKE NOTICE that the right to possession of an interest in land located on the Tsussie Indian Reserve No. 6 shall be offered for sale by the Superintendent in accordance with Section 50 of the Indian Act: Description of interest in land to be sold: Certificate of Possession to the whole of Lot 12, Plan CLSR 64418, Tsussie Indian Reserve No. 6. For an information package containing registration and survey information for the interest in land to be sold, please contact Lois Paul at or 1.888.917.9977 (toll free within BC). This sale will conclude on June 26, 2013. All bids must be delivered to: Superintendent of Indian Affairs 600 – 1138 Melville Street Vancouver BC V6E 4S3 Only bids received by 11:59 p.m. on June 26, 2013 will be considered. All bids must include the bidder’s full name and band membership number, the address and telephone number at which the bidder may be reached, and a 10% down payment (see below). Payment of the successful bid must be made in the following manner: 1. A down payment of 10% of the offer must be made by cheque dated as of the date bidding closes. The cheque must be forwarded with the bid and made payable to the Receiver-General of Canada. 2. The balance of the offer must be paid by certified cheque, bank draft or money order within 10 days of delivery of notice of acceptance of offer. In the event that a bidder does not meet the payment requirements as set out above, the sale is null and void. Dated this 19th day of March, 2013, at Vancouver, British Columbia. Katherine Blair, Superintendent Aboriginal Affairs and Northern Development Canada, BC Region 600 – 1138 Melville Street Vancouver BC V6E 4S3

Happy 100th birthday!

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Crowder gives federal budget low marks Lindsay Chung The Chronicle

Photos by Lindsay Chung (left) and Submitted (right)

Lillian Kredba of Ladysmith celebrated her 100th birthday Wednesday, March 20. At left, she poses for a photo with her daughters Mary (left) and Kristine during a birthday tea at the Eagles Hall. In right photo, Kredba dances with Jack Maier during a birthday party thrown for her at the Ladysmith Seniors’ Centre. Kredba carpet bowls and loves to bake and get out on her scooter in nice weather. She and her husband moved to Ladysmith in 1969 and bought the Sportsman Pub, which they owned for three years.

Maritime Society planning three one-day festivals Lindsay Chung

ing committee. “This event will Fisher describes this event as centre around the presenta- “a favourite day for mariners and tion of oysters, clams, mussels, wooden boat enthusiasts, feaThis year, the Ladysmith prawns and scallops.” turing marine heritage vessels Maritime Society (LMS) is movLocal culinary experts and dockside and on land, talks and ing away from a weekend-long community groups will have a shows given by key heritage boat Maritime Festival and will offer chance to showcase their best writers, tours of the new marine something new for 2013 — three seafood recipes, and this family- heritage and cultural centre and new somethings, in fact. friendly event will also feature a our waterfront museum, harbour T h e a n n u a l L a d y s m i t h children’s craft area, live music, tours, marine swaps, food and Maritime Festival continues to dancing, celebrity chef demon- music.” celebrate the rich history of the strations, a seafood chowder These three different days are Ladysmith harbour and local competition, an oyster shuck- expected to draw three different marine heritage, but it is being ing contest and a wine and beer types of attendees, noted Fisher. broken up into three separate garden, she explained. “We found in the three-day fesevents this year, LMS director The next event will be the tival we actually lost attendance Cliff Fisher explained in a pre- Ladysmith Kids’ Pirate Day on the second day or third day sentation to council March 18. Saturday, June 1 at the LMS because it’s the same thing,” he “In the past years, the festival Community Marina. said. “We look forward to your was a one-weekend, three-day “Celebrating the popular activi- support in this new direction for event and was a significant ties our community’s children the Ladysmith Maritime Festival attraction to local young citi- have enjoyed over the past Events umbrella, and we believe zens, parents and visiting tour- five years, this special day will it will be a better product for the ists,” he said. “This year, we are include our popular local and community going forward.” planning three exciting one- invited pirates, face painting, Councillors were enthusiastic day festival events during May kids’ crafts, a bullhead derby, about the three events. and June that will individually food, interactive musicians “I think it’s great to separate attract a more diversified audi- and family harbour tours,” said them out; it gives three different ence for each event, while pro- Fisher. opportunities for townspeople viding more opportunities for Partnering with the Ladysmith to come to these events, and I Ladysmith’s businesses and Downtown Business Association think it’s just great,” said Coun. community groups.” and Ladysmith Family and Jill Dashwood. The first event is the Ladysmith Friends once again, the LMS “I think it’s wonderful,” said Seafood Fest — A Harvest of the will still have pirate day promo- Coun. Glenda Patterson. Salish Sea Sunday, May 19 from tions during the week before the Fisher told council the threenoon to 5 p.m. at the Transfer festival, as well as the popular day festival did cause some burnBeach Amphitheatre. treasure hunt that draws young out for volunteers. Doing three “The Ladysmith Seafood Fest pirates into town to search for smaller events is also cheaper is a new festival addition to treasure at all the participating because the society won’t have bring back to life the efforts of stores and businesses, he noted. to worry about large expenses the Oyster Festival, which was The third event being planned such as overnight security, he a popular event in past years,” is a Ladysmith Maritime Heritage said, adding the society was left said Cathleen McMahon, a Day on Saturday, June 8 at the with $6,500 in gaming grants for member of the festival organiz- LMS Community Marina. this year.

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Just hours after the 2013 federal budget was released Thursday, March 21, Nanaimo-Cowichan NDP MP Jean Crowder could not give the document very high marks. “Overall, I think the budget gets pretty low marks,” she said. “It failed to address some of the chronic problems of job creation and certainly failed to address the problem of youth unemployment.” The 2013 federal budget focuses on balancing the budget during this Parliament, but it also introduces a skills training initiative, the largest and longest federal infrastructure plan in Canadian history, and significant new investments to support manufacturing and innovation in Canada, according to a press release from the federal government. “Canada’s Economic Action Plan 2013 is an intentional and deliberate low-tax plan to control spending and keep the government on track to balance the budget by 2015,” states the news release. “In fact, this plan contains the smallest increase in discretionary spending in nearly 20 years.” “Economic Action Plan 2013 builds on the strong foundation laid in previous years to connect Canadians with available jobs, to provide longterm predictable funding for infrastructure, and to make significant investments in manufacturing and critical research,” Finance Minister Jim Flaherty said in the release. The budget introduced a Canada Job Grant, which could provide $15,000 or more per person to ensure Canadians are getting the skills employers are seeking. Up to $5,000 will be provided by the federal government, and that amount will be matched by the province or territory and the employer. The federal government is providing funding for infrastructure through a new Building Canada plan to build roads, bridges, public transit and other public infrastructure. New investments will focus on projects that stimulate economic growth, and are designed to capitalize on innovative approaches, such as public-private partnerships (P3s), according to the press release. “The new Building Canada plan is the largest and longest federal investment in provincial, territorial and municipal infrastructure projects in Canadian history — over $53 billion in investments, including over $47 billion in new funding over 10 years, starting in 2014-15,” it states. This funding will be delivered through three key funds: • The Community Improvement Fund, consisting of the Gas Tax Fund and the incremental Goods a n d S e r v i c e s Ta x R e b a t e f o r Municipalities, will provide over $32 billion to municipalities for projects

such as roads, public transit and recreational facilities, and other community infrastructure. Gas Tax Fund payments will be indexed at two per cent per year starting in 2014-15, with increases to be applied in $100-million increments. • The new Building Canada Fund will provide $14 billion to support major economic projects of national, regional and local significance across the country. • The renewed P3 Canada Fund will provide $1.25 billion to continue to support innovative ways to build infrastructure projects faster and provide better value for Canadian taxpayers through public-private partnerships. An additional $6 billion will be provided to provinces, territories and municipalities under current infrastructure programs in 2014-15 and beyond. In addition, the government will make significant investments in First Nations infrastructure and in federal infrastructure assets. Overall federal infrastructure funding will total $70 billion over 10 years. In terms of the new Canada Job Grant, Crowder pointed out that the grant requires matching funds from the provincial government and employer. “It’s a bit of a problem,” she said. “A lot of employers are pretty strapped right now, and for them to find this additional funding, we’re not sure what will happen if they can’t find the matching funds.” Crowder says that while the infrastructure funding announced for the next 10 years in the budget is at least an acknowledgement of the need for infrastructure funding across the country, it doesn’t go far enough. “What’s interesting about it is when you factor in inflation over 10 years, that’s going to be less money than in the last fund,” she said. “We would have liked to see funding that came a little closer to addressing the pretty serious need.” Crowder feels the federal budget is missing funding to address youth unemployment. “There are currently 240,000 more youth unemployed than at the beginning of the recession,” she said. “I would have liked to have seen more action around both job skills training, but also job creation that would help young people get into the workforce.” When asked how she would tell her constituents that the 2013 federal budget affects them, Crowder stated, “I would say you’re going to end up being worse off.” “There isn’t the money for job creation, and there is not new money with regards to housing, and we know social and affordable housing is a big issue in our riding,” she said. “We’re going to fall behind on infrastructure. I didn’t see any money for the E&N Railroad either; there’s money for VIA Rail, but it’s only for communities that don’t have rail access.”

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How do Ladysmith’s tax rates compare? Lindsay Chung THE CHRONICLE

When Ladysmith council started looking at its 2013 budget, councillors asked Town staff to look up the 2012 property tax rates for Ladysmith in comparison to other municipalities. Staff did just that, but it is difficult to make direct comparisons from one municipality to another due to differences in the assessment base, as well as the services offered, financial services director Erin Anderson explained in her staff report. One difference is that Ladysmith operates its own recreational facilities, while that service is delivered by the regional district to many other municipalities, explained Anderson. Ladysmith also operates its own wastewater treatment plant, while many regional districts supply that service for member communities. Policing is another area where it is difficult to compare. Ladysmith pays 70 per cent of that bill, but smaller municipalities pay a smaller percentage, explained Anderson. In her report, Anderson compared Ladysmith — with a population of 8,328 at July 1,

2012, according to BC Statistics — with municipalities with populations between 6,000 and 9,000 and the percentage of the total assessment certain classes make up, compared to the total percentage of taxes those classes pay. “In Ladysmith’s case, Class 1, the residential class, makes up 92 per cent of the assessment base but pays 69 per cent of the tax bill,” explained Anderson. “Qualicum Beach is closer to their class paying the same amount as their assessment.” In Qualicum Beach, the residential class makes up 95 per cent of the total assessed property value and pays 88 per cent of the total taxes. The percentage of the total assessed property value varies depending on the other assessment classes in the municipality, explained Anderson, noting that Qualicum Beach is mainly residential; whereas, a municipality like Kitimat has a large major and light industry base, so the residential class makes up only 16 per cent of the total assessed property value. The average residential assessment value in Ladysmith in 2012 was $303,362. “Many municipalities who have

a similar assessed value do not pay for RCMP costs, and as we’re looking at our financial plan for this year, you know that RCMP costs are facing a substantial increase,” Anderson told council. Class 6 (Business) makes up about six per cent of the total assessment and pays 15 per cent of the total taxes in Ladysmith. Other municipalities that rely on the business class to pay 15 per cent of their total tax levy include Chase, Cumberland, Houston, Port McNeil, Quesnel, Radium Hot Springs, Sicamous, Silverton and Sooke. “It’s difficult to compare your average business; there’s some businesses out there that many communities have like a McDonald’s or a Tim Horton’s, but many of the assessments are based on the income they bring in,” said Anderson. “There’s not a typical business that you can use to compare municipalities.” In Ladysmith, Class 4 (Major Industry) represents about one per cent of the total property assessment and pays 14 per cent of the total tax bill. Prince George and Spallumcheem also rely on their major industry class to pay 14 per cent of the total tax levy.






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What makes a dynamic downtown?

Town of Ladysmith participates in Dynamic Downtowns pilot project for the province Lindsay Chung The Chronicle

What makes a community’s downtown dynamic and inviting? How do you get people off the highway and into the downtown core? And keep them there once you’ve got them? How does heritage contribute to that? There are the types of questions a group of Ladysmith residents were asked to address last week during a Dynamic Downtowns workshop. T h e To w n o f Ladysmith was selected to participate in a pilot project for a new Dynamic Downtowns toolkit designed to help communities examine how heritage assets can complement community downtown revitalization strategies. Twenty-five residents — including youth, property owners, councillors and representatives from the Ladysmith Downtown Business Association (LDBA), Ladysmith Chamber of Commerce, Heritage Revitalization Advisory Commission, the Advisory Design Panel, the Festival of Lights Society and the Ladysmith and District Historical Society — were invited to take part in a community workshop March 21. The evening featured an overview of heritage legislation and downtown revitalization case study information from other successful communities, as well as an opportunity for community dialogue. The workshop was facilitated by Maria Stanborough and Lindsay Neufeld of C+S Planning Group. “Ladysmith and you have a tremendous

responsibility to help our consultants here tonight to put the very best package together that will be utilized in small and big towns throughout the province of British Columbia,” Mayor Rob Hutchins said as he opened the workshop. “This is a unique opportunity. We have a pretty powerful group of people here who are going to carry the load for the province. We are here as a workshop to put together a toolkit for the province of British Columbia, so this is not only benefitting our community, but also benefitting other communities that have not had the same richness of investing in their heritage as we have.” Hutchins says Ladysmith was chosen for this project due to its size with roughly 8,000 people and because the town has already shown a commitment to heritage in the past, investing heavily in revitalizing the downtown core — with help from the provincial and federal governments — in 1985-86 and 1999-2000. It was after both of these revitalization efforts that Ladysmith led the province in growth, he added. “We have benefitted, and the work we are going to do tonight is now going to hopefully benefit other communities as well,” said Hutchins. This is a pilot project, so feedback is very important, explained Stanborough. All the information provided in the workshop will go back to the provincial government. “The approach we’re taking is really looking at a practical approach to heritage

One of the groups discusses its ideas during the Dynamic Downtowns workshop March 21 in Ladysmith. Lindsay Chung/Chronicle conservation,” said Ladysmith has already Stanborough. “You identified a lot of this.” Stanborough says are the pilot project to do the study, and heritage buildings can it’s fantastic because you have these heritage assets, and you’ve obviously invested in them and want to see what the next steps are for the community.” The Dynamic Downtowns workbook presented during the workshop explores how heritage can be a key to creating “dynamic downtowns” — centres where people live, work, visit, shop and dine. “Dynamic downtowns” are downtowns where heritage buildings are a key feature, drawing local residents and visiting tourists who want what may feel like a more authentic retail experience than a shopping mall, according to the workbook. Heritage areas tend to be walkable, with human-scale architecture, local enterprises and smaller businesses, and for many visitors, heritage buildings in a downtown define the character of the community, the workbook notes. “Heritage buildings can’t be everything to everyone,” said Stanborough. “You have to look at what your downtown can offer and how you can set yourself apart.

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Breaking up is hard to do

YOUR WORDS “It’s literally a game of cat and mouse.” Justin King, Page 3


ierre Elliot Trudeau once famously said, “The state has no business in the bedrooms of the nation.” That was in reference to the Criminal Law Amendment Act, 1968-69, which decriminalized homosexuality, made way for abortion and contraception, regulated lotteries, gun possession and drinking and driving offences — a scenario we take for granted today. In its latest attempt to poke its nose into our bedrooms, the province’s new Family Law Act will help protect those in common-law relationships if and when the romance dies. While the new rules clarify the partners’ responsibility for their children, they also make division of assets a little easier, a move the government says will keep more unhappy couples out of court. As with any change to the law, it’s the lawyers who will see the biggest benefit. People already living commonlaw and those thinking of shacking up with a romantic partner will now be drawing up cohabitation agreements — planning well beyond who gets the record collection when it’s over. And while the new rules certainly close a number of loopholes in terms of spousal and child support, there will be unintended consequences, with potentially more at stake financially at the time of a breakup. It’s only human nature to want what you have coming to you — even if it’s only because the government has said you deserve it. It’s this kind of thinking that might well lead more splitting couples to the courtroom than anticipated. The new Act gives us all something to think about. Things like purchasing a new car, investing in real estate or RRSPs might best be done before emptying a drawer in your bureau for a new partner. You might also want to think twice before moving in with someone who is going back to school and about to amass student debt — because if you part ways, you’ll get half of that too. — Victoria News

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he B.C. election campaign that’s about to get underway will feature lots of talk about skills training. It will be everyone’s top priority, along with a dozen other top priorities. But since elections are no time to deal with serious issues, don’t expect much frank discussion about ways to redirect our increasingly soft, urban society toward useful work. Somebody might be offended. The B.C. Liberals see lots of skilled, technical jobs on the horizon, but they cut their skills training budget and many of their MLAs are also looking at a career change. The B.C. school system, like that of other provinces, still pushes kids to university programs that lead to coffee-serving jobs and the need for another round of training. This has been going on since the 1970s, and it’s not confined to B.C. The B.C. NDP apparently

expects to coast to victory with the same empty rhetoric about “income inequality” and student debt that they’ve been using for years. Their only discernible intent is to return control over how many apprentices can be on a job site to industrial unions, which severely restrict it, squeezing out small business. This team’s ideas are mostly left over from the last industrial revolution. Fortunately there is a midterm federal government that has acted. Last week’s federal budget launches new programs that the next B.C. government will have to go along with. Prime Minister Stephen Harper’s government didn’t claw back post-secondary funds from B.C. and other inept provinces, as some had feared. What we got from Ottawa was social engineering, Conservative style. The centrepiece is the “Canada Job Grant,” a $5,000 grant to employers willing to match it and train an unemployed person. To qualify, the province has to

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match as well, for a total $15,000 commitment to one worker who will have a job to go to. Delta-Richmond East MP Kerry-Lynne Findlay was one of the Conservatives out to promote the budget. She said when the Canada Job Grant is fully rolled out, it will fund training for 130,000 people a year. “If they’re willing to look at the jobs that are available and understand that that’s their best shot at making a living and being able to support their own families some day, we want to be sure that the opportunities are there,” Findlay said. The difference is that it has to be what an employer needs, not what the student might prefer. It’s a publicprivate partnership, as we have seen with modern public works. Findlay acknowledged that even with a big push on training, Canada will still need to import foreign workers. In B.C. we are bracing for an unprecedented resource boom, much of it in the B.C.

Interior and north. That’s one reason for a $241 million increase over five years to the federal Income Assistance Program for aboriginal reserves. The new money is available only if the community leadership commits to a mandatory training component. They didn’t call it Idle No More, but that’s the gist of it. Of course, no worker or province or band council is required to participate. They have the option to leave the federal money on the table. But the NDP should note that the Canada Job Grant applies to union-run apprenticeship schools as well as those in community colleges and technical institutes. Saying no isn’t much of a choice. Whatever grand promises the B.C. Liberals and NDP have written into their yetto-be-released election platforms, they will need to find the money to participate. Tom Fletcher is legislative reporter and columnist for Black Press newspapers.

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Editor’s Note: This is a copy of the letter the Canadian Cancer Society sent to Ladysmith Chamber of Commerce president Rob Waters in response to his letter, which was printed in the March 5 Chronicle. Thank you for writing to me to share the concerns expressed by your membership following the announcement of the Ladysmith unit office closure. We certainly appreciate the generosity of the community over many years and the commitment to helping the Canadian Cancer Society achieve our mission. We recognize that many people in the community are disappointed by our decision and we are sorry that is the case. I know that my colleague, Peter Kingston, vice-president of operations, has spoken with you by phone on March 12 and confirmed that I would be providing you this written response to share with your membership. In your letter, you say that often “decisions are made without considering the magnitude of the consequences.” I can assure you this was not an easy decision and was one of many difficult changes we have had to make, after much consideration, in order to manage our budget for the coming year to ensure we can continue to deliver our mission work. We are closing the unit offices in Ladysmith and ParksvilleQualicum, as well as the regional office in the Yukon, as a result of unpredictable economic times, the need for our charity to live within its means, and the requirement to reduce our administrative and overhead expenses. While the rental savings from closing the Ladysmith office may appear relatively small, it is an important savings when you are looking at every dollar spent within the organization. We have reduced budgets for meetings,

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Brent Browning sent us this photo of sailboats at Slack Point in Ladysmith. If you have any photos you would like to share with us, please send them to travel, conferences, professional services, advertising and more and we have had to make reductions to staffing across BC and Yukon. We had hoped that by making administrative changes we could avoid office closures and staffing reductions but unfortunately, that was not the case. With respect to your question around any “national administration fees taken from donations,” I am not sure what you have in mind. I can assure you that there is no administration fee paid against donations and refer you to our audited financial statements, which you can find at bc (under About Us-Financial Statements): Columbia-Yukon/About%20us/ BC-Financial%20statements. aspx?sc_lang=en In Note 8, you will find the disclosure of all transactions with our national and other divisional offices, in respect to services provided across the country. We are not leaving the Ladysmith community. We will continue to provide leading cancer prevention initiatives as well as compassion-

ate support programs and services to residents in the Ladysmith community as we have before. Our unit office in Nanaimo will be available to assist as needed and will be supported by our regional office in Victoria and our team in Vancouver. Residents can also connect with us through our website,, Facebook, Twitter, our blog, and our Cancer Information Service. Our CancerConnection program, which provides peer support to those on a cancer journey, will still be available and accessible for Ladysmith residents as will Camp Goodtimes, the Vancouver Island Lodge and the Volunteer Driver Program. Our Cops for Cancer Tour de Rock will continue to stop in Ladysmith, and our annual Daffodil Month campaign will remain visible. The Canadian Cancer Society relies on a broad team of people to collaborate to achieve its mission of eradicating cancer and enhancing the quality of life of people living with cancer. This team includes staff, volunteers, researchers, donors, supporters, community members, can-

cer fighters, survivors and more. Many times, this collaboration does not happen in a defined physical space. We hope all our volunteers in both Ladysmith and Parksville-Qualicum will continue to work with us in the community — they, like all volunteers across BC and Yukon, are valued, needed and wanted. I know that Peter Kingston has offered to come over to Ladysmith with our regional staff to meet with your members and others in the community to explain the services that we provide and how the Ladysmith community can access them, as well as to respond to specific questions. [This meeting is being held Wednesday, March 27 at 6 p.m. at the Eagles Hall.] We are deeply grateful for the generosity the people of Ladysmith have shown us over the years. We hope they will continue to join us in fulfilling our mission. Barbara Kaminsky Chief executive officer, Canadian Cancer Society, BC and Yukon

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North Cowichan taxpayers could see 3.82-per-cent hike Peter Rusland Black Press

North Cowichan homeowners could face tax hikes of around four per cent this year, the mayor says. Mayor Jon Lefebure said council is now working with a 3.82-per-cent uplift — about $49 per average home assessed at $337,000. That levy could swell if council’s proposed one-per-cent climateaction tax happens — though tax rates could also dip once new business assessments are factored, he said of the possible tax yo-yo. Given all necessary numbers, tax rates for each property class — residential, commercial and industrial — will be determined before Victoria’s May 15 deadline for municipal budgets, explained Lefebure. “We don’t yet know the final number,” he said.

Home taxes that took cap — hotly debated an additional $275 tax- March 20 — would shift hit last year amid h a v e s e n t c o u n c i l worries top taxpayer, back to a big budgetC r o f t o n p u l p m i l l , ary drawing board. Koury’s restraints, would fold. That onetime hike crowned a backed by Coun. Al 3.85-per-cent home- Siebring, were defeated when Lefebure and tax lift. To Lefebure, it all four other councillors spells long-term tax voted approval of the stability for residents basic 3.82-per-cent boost. and business owners. Koury’s e-mail, and “We hope for a stable, steady tax policy we comments to council, hope will be less than urged using municifour per cent, and pal reserves and land in the three-per-cent s a l e s t o f u n d t h e 1.8-per-cent gap his range,” he said. Complex budgeting tax cap. started in October, “ N o r t h C o w i c h a n e v e n t u a l l y r e c o m - has the wherewithal mending the 3.82-per- to maintain services cent increase, with no sag in services. “Council told staff we want to maintain services,” said Lefebure. “ We c a n ’t p l a n f o r everything we want to, and cut taxes.” But that became the aim of Coun. John Koury, who recently proposed a two-percent home-tax cap. Administrator Dave Devana said Koury’s

and proceed with its aggressive plans for community planning, revitalization and climate action by managing our assets differently,” he said. Council should withhold reserve building for the next three years in areas where assets bought with reserves “have a long life due to recent purchases, such as garbage and fire trucks,” he added. But Lefebure explained spending reserves digs a deep hole for taxpayers. “Suddenly, you’d hit taxpayers with a big

increase; you’re just behind next year and have to increase taxes to get back to where you were.” Koury suggested letting development forces expand the tax base and jobs, while council sells raw, surplus lands — such as Echo Heights’ phase one, Casino Road lands, Highway 18 industrial lands, Sherman Road curling club, and elsewhere. But Lefebure said land proceeds go into reserves, and sales are “a one-time capital benefit, not for use on operating costs.”

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Workshop identifies gaps and solutions for downtown From Page 7 fore cheaper to rent, and they can create jobs when it comes to heritage revitalization projects. Older buildings can also be less expensive and can add to a community’s diversity of housing options, she added. The Dynamic Downtowns workbook offers case studies of successful downtown revitalization projects in Victoria, Nanaimo and Kelowna, and it identifies a handful of key points to consider. These include a commitment to downtown revitalization from local government, heritage assets, downtown amenities, access, residential development, doing an economic costbenefit analysis of heritage rehabilitation, identifying the environmental benefits of reusing and retrofitting heritage buildings, and identifying the social and cultural benefits of heritage buildings. “When it comes to planning for heritage, it’s important to recognize a community’s heritage has many levels,” said Neufeld. “When it comes to built structures, finding new uses for old buildings is important to keep them relevant. Planning with heritage in mind can help communities achieve their sustain-

ability goals and help ensure a community’s identity is kept.” Workshop participants were broken into small groups and asked to come up with the answers to three questions — What are gaps/issues in your downtown? How can you address these issues from what you heard about heritage rehabilitation? What are the next steps? “The issue with Ladysmith’s downtown, like others, is getting people out of their cars,” said Stanborough. “Heritage is part of the overall issue of downtown revitalization.” Stanborough says it’s important to create diversity and interest in your downtown and that any successful downtown needs connection. Parking and sidewalks are always issues downtown, according to Stanborough, who says it’s also important to consider the kind of signs you have downtown and the signs you have to draw people into the community and to look at ideas like public art and information kiosks downtown. Some of the gaps and issues the workshop groups identified for Ladysmith include the lack of a viable restaurant or pub downtown, lack of residential

spaces downtown, the need for better signage on the highway, the need for continuity with sidewalks, a lack of accommodations, a lack of public spaces downtown, a need to encourage a better business mix, concern about sandwich boards on First Avenue, lack of off-street parking and signage for the parking we do have, the fact that significant heritage buildings are underutilized, and the need for a four-way stop at the corner of High Street and First Avenue to make it safer and also slow drivers down so they can see what we offer. Stanborough and Neufeld will create a summary report from all the information gathered at the workshop and will provide that report to the Town of Ladysmith and also to the provincial government’s Heritage Branch. “Ideally, this information will all go to Heritage BC and will be part of a program for heritage revitalization,” said Stanborough. Hutchins plans to bring this information to the joint economic development meetings taking place between the Town, the LDBA, the Ladysmith Chamber of Commerce and the Stz’uminus First Nation.

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summer. The theme this year is flowers, and any creative participation would be well received between April 2 and 25 at the Gallery location at 610 Oyster Bay Dr. Lastly, the LAC is sponsoring a selfguided Spring Art Tour on April 26, 27 and 28 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. The tour consists of 12 local artists, working in a variety of mediums, in Ladysmith and Chemainus. You can pick up a map and brochure at local retailers and a t t h e Wa t e r f r o n t Gallery. If you visit all the studios, you can win prizes! Hop in your car with your best bunch of friends and enjoy a day taking in the local art scene.

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A quartet of Orcas made their competitive debuts at the Duncan Sting Rays Spring Break Invitational March 16-17 at the Cowichan Aquatic Centre. C a t h r y n B a r n e y, 7 , a n d e i g h t - y e a rolds Grace Dice and Bethany Geiger competed in their first ever races at the all-ages meet, while teammate NICK BEKOLAY/CHRONICLE Courtney Chanin, 15, Teammates Grace Dice (left), Courtney Chanin and Cathryn Barney take time swam as an Orca for out from an Orcas training session at the Frank Jameson Community Centre the first time since pool to talk competition. Dice, 8, and Barney, 7, competed for their fi rst time moving to Ladysmith ever at the Duncan Sting Rays’ Spring Break Invitational March 16 and 17. from Kitimat late last year. Chanin, Dice, Chanin, 15, made her debut as an Orca in Duncan, too, competing at her first Geiger and Barney meet since relocating to Ladysmith from Kitimat. Missing from photo is Bethaw e r e j o i n e d b y 1 6 ny Geiger, 8, who made her competitive debut in Duncan as well. of their LadysmithC h e m a i n u s O r c a s for all their friends” — A l s o p e a s e d h e r 25-metre events, Alsop Swim Club teammates and confidence-boost- youngest Orcas into the said, but as there were at a meet that set new ing camaraderie, not competitive side of the n o 2 5 - m e t r e r a c e s benchmarks for team only among teammates, sport by having them scheduled in Duncan, spirit. but from coaches and start their races in the the eight-and-unders “I was impressed with the turning judges, too. water rather than from r a c e d i n 5 0 - m e t r e them,” Orcas coach “There were lots of on the starting blocks. events instead. Aisha Alsop said. “Not compliments and plenty “I would’ve hated to All three girls swam just as swimmers, but of support doled out by see them pile-drive face the 50m free, Dice and as people.” teammates and judges,” first into the water,” Barney swam the 50m The atmosphere at Alsop added. “I think Alsop said, “and never backstroke, and Geiger poolside was a blend that had a lot to do with want to race again.” and Barney swam 50m of fierce, driven com- why every kid came out Most young swim- breaststroke. petition — “they were of the pool with a smile mers are introduced Chanin, meanwhile, screaming and yelling on their face.” t o r a c i n g t h r o u g h swam a total of eight

events ranging from 50m free to 200m individual medley (IM), scoring one first-place finish and half a dozen third-place times. Overall, the Orcas posted significant improvements at the meet, with half the squad scoring doubledigit improvements in at least one swim. Credit to some extent goes to the support swimmers received from teammates. Alsop said she had never seen anything quite like it, as her youngest swimmers pushed turning judges aside to inch closer to poolside as they cheered on their teammates. That friendly yet competitive spirit might help explain the club’s record-setting growth over the last 24 months. Two years ago, the Orcas could count off their entire squad using two pairs of hands. Fast forward to 2013, and the team’s ranks have swollen to include a total of 70 swimmers. This is one pod of resident Orcas that’s thriving.

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CALL FOR ENTRIES 11TH ANNUAL Kitty Coleman Woodland Art & Bloom Festival. Fine Art and Quality Crafts Juried Show. Presented in a spectacular outdoor setting May 17,18, 19 Applications for Artisans are available at 250-338-6901




Burial and Cremation Centre Your local Memorial Society of BC Funeral Home, caring service at reasonable cost. NANAIMO 595 Townsite Rd.

250-591-6644 LADYSMITH 112 French St.

Greg Lonsdale


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THANK YOU Thank you to everyone who came out to help Lillian Kredba celebrate her 100th birthday. Thank you for your cards, gifts and many kind words. Special thanks to the Eagles who worked so hard and were so helpful.






North Oyster Diamond Ratepayers AGM Tuesday, March 26, 7:30 pm at North Oyster Community Hall (across from North Oyster Elementary) Elections of Directors, Guest Speakers: Mary Marcotte and Rob Hutchins Bob Smits, Chair - 250-245-2553

bcclassiďŹ TRAVEL GETAWAYS LONG BEACH - Ucluelet Deluxe waterfront cabin,sleeps 6, BBQ. Spring Special. 2 nights $239 or 3 nights $299 Pets Ok. Rick 604-306-0891

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Land Act: Notice of Intention to Apply For a Disposition of Crown Land Take notice that Canadian PaciďŹ c (CP) Property Development Ltd. of Victoria, BC, intends to make application to Ministry of Forests, Lands and Natural Resource Operations (MFLNRO), West Coast Service Centre for a Licence – Commercial situated on Provincial Crown Land located at Ladysmith Harbour. The Lands File Number that has been established for this application is 1413402 & 1413408. Written comments concerning this application should be directed to the Section Head, Ministry of Forests, Lands and Natural Resource Operations at 142 – 2080 Labieux Rd, Nanaimo, BC, V9T 6J9, or emailed to: Comments will be received by MFLNRO until May 2, 2013. MFLNRO may not be able to consider comments received after this date. Please visit our website: f or more information. Be advised that any response to this advertisement will be considered part of the public record. For more information, contact the FOI Advisor at the Ministry of Forests, Lands and Natural Resource Operations regional ofďŹ ce.


Island Veterinary Hospital, in beautiful Nanaimo, BC requires a Groomer/Kennel Assistant. The successful candidate will have excellent customer service skills and be a team player. Grooming experience required. Apply to Randy Langelier, Clinic Administrator at CAREER OPPORTUNITIES



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:

Production Clerk Boom Man Master Mechanic 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:

Human Resource Department Facsimile: 1.866.840.9611 Email:

BUSINESS OPPORTUNITIES GET FREE vending machines Can Earn $100,000 + Per Year. All Cash-Retire in Just 3 Years. Protected Territories. Full Details call now 1-866668-6629.

CAREER OPPORTUNITIES LIVE & work on a New Zealand, Australian, or European farm! AgriVenture arranges dairy, crop, sheep, beef & swine placements for young adults. 1-888-598-4415. MEDICAL TRANSCRIPTION rated #2 for work-at-home. Train with the top-rated accredited school in Canada. Financing and student loans available. Contact CanScribe today at 1-800-466-1535 TRAIN TO be an Apartment/Condominium Manager at home! We have jobs across Canada. Thousands of graduates working. 32 years of success! Government certified. or 1-800-6658339, 604-681-5456. CARETAKERS/ RESIDENTIAL MANAGERS

NANAIMO: SEEKING resident manager couple, 60 units. Tasks include minor repairs, rental. Competitive packages with benefits. Locally owned. Please Fax Resume to: 250-920-5437 or email: DRIVERS/COURIER/ TRUCKING

HELP WANTED FULL TIME/PART TIME Class 1 or 3 driver with air, required immediately for Port Hardy. Bulk fuel/off road exp. an asset. Clean abstract. Competitive wage package w/benefits. Send resume by fax to 250-949-6381 or email NO PHONE CALLS PLEASE.

Terrific career Opportunity with outstanding growth potential to learn how to locate rail defects. No Rail Experience Needed!! Skills Needed - Ability to travel 3 months at a time, Valid License w/ air brake endorsement. Extensive Paid Travel, Meal Allowance, 4 weeks Vacation and Benefits Package. Compensation based on prior driving experience. Apply at under careers, keyword Driver. DO NOT FILL IN CITY OR STATE

EDUCATION/TRADE SCHOOLS INTERIOR HEAVY EQUIPMENT OPERATOR SCHOOL. NO Simulators. In-the-seat training. Real world tasks. Weekly start dates. Job board! Funding options. SignUp Online! 1-866-399-3853

HELP WANTED GUARANTEED JOB Placement: General Laborers and Tradesmen For Oil & Gas Industry. Call 24hr Free Recorded Message. For Information 1-800-972-0209.





BIG BOY’S Toys Ltd. located in Parksville, B.C. is seeking a qualified, upbeat sales consultant to add to our team. For a full ad description please refer to our website at: and open our Employment tab.

CRIMINAL RECORD? Don’t let it block employment, travel, education, professional, certification, adoption property rental opportunities. For peace of mind & a free consultation call 1-800-347-2540.

18 CU ft deep freeze $150, white 17 cu ft fridge $250, 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.


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


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

EXPERIENCED strata manager required for Abbotsford and Surrey Must be organized, work well under pressure and results oriented. Resume and cover to:



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Service & Repairs of Customer Equipment. Trouble shooting. Working with other technicians as a team player.

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Fax resume to: 250-286-0753 or email to nhalliday@bailey


FOOT CARE NURSE - Mobile, Callus, Corn, Fungus, Call Lori 250-619-4910



JOURNEYMAN HEAVY DUTY MECHANIC Bailey Western Star Trucks Inc is currently seeking a Journeyman Heavy Duty Mechanic. RESPONSIBILITIES:



THE LEMARE GROUP is accepting resumes for the following positions: • Coastal Certified Hand Fallers-camp positions • Coastal Certified Bull Buckers • Off Highway Logging Truck Drivers • Heavy Duty Mechanics Fulltime camp with union rates/benefits. Please send resumes by fax to 250-956-4888 or email to



Social Worker Sunridge Place A Residential Complex Care facility in Duncan is recruiting for a full-time Social Worker with competitive wages and benefit package. 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 interview will be contacted.

DRIVERS WANTED: Tue, Mar 26, 2013, Ladysmith Chemainus Chronicle

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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.

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


Trent Dammel All Types of Roofing

Residential/Commercial New and Re-roofing 24hr Emergency Repairs

Professional Service Since 1992

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.

GARAGE SALES CHEMAINUS. MOVING. Sat. & Sun. Mar 30 & 31, 10am3pm. Antiques, sporting, tools, furniture, kitchen, boats, utility trailers. 3789 Panorama Cres. CROFTON - Estate/Tool Sale - Tools - 23 March, Estate 30/31 March, 8021 Vye Road,

MOVING SALE Everything must be sold! Furniture, electronics, lamps, kitchen ware, work tools, plants, pictures. Call to view 250-245-0247. #35-1150 Walkem Rd., Ladysmith.

MISCELLANEOUS FOR SALE Exercise bike, heavy duty $150, electric chain saw $60, 4” angle grinder $35, 5 gal aquarium w/pump & hood $65, microphone & stand w/boom $75. 250-245-5973. ***HOME PHONE reconnect*** Toll Free 1-866-2871348 Cell Phone Accessories Catalogue Everyone Welcome To Shop Online at: HOT TUB (SPA) COVERS. Best price. Best quality. All shapes & colours available. 1-866-652-6837 newspaper? SAWMILLS FROM only $3997 - Make money & save money with your own bandmill - Cut lumber any dimension. In stock ready to ship. Free Info & DVD: www.NorwoodSaw 1-800-5666899 Ext:400OT. STEEL BUILDINGS/metal buildings 60% off! 20x28, 30x40, 40x62, 45x90, 50x120, 60x150, 80x100 sell for balance owed! Call 1-800-4572206 or check us online at:



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

MERCHANDISE FOR SALE ANTIQUES/VINTAGE Spring cleaning? Found some old treasures? The Post Office Antique Mall has some space for you to sell your antiques. Cabinet and floor space is available. Come in to talk to Jerry at 340 Island Hwy, Ladysmith or call 250-245-7984. Open 7 days a week 10:00 - 5:30.

AUCTIONS LARGE AUCTION of hardwood flooring (finished & unfinished), pallet racking equipment, office furniture. Saturday, April 6, 10 a.m., 9370 - 48 St., Edmonton, Alberta. Phone 1-888-453-6964.


LADYSMITH (Davis Rd area) near golf course, shopping, private, ocean/mtn views, 2200 sq ft, 3 bdrms, 2 bath, 2 F/P, in-law suite potential. Reduced, $260,000. Call (250)245-4155.


DUNCAN- 3444 Auchinachie Rd, 3 bdrm, 2 bathrooms, 1500 sq ft Rancher built in 2006 with new home warranty remaining. Quality finishing with lots of extras. Great location. $339,000. 250-746-0586.


CLUES ACROSS 1. Confederate soldier 4. __ Lilly, drug company 7. Negative 10. Teacher 12. Informal term for money 14. Environmental Protection Agency 15. County in Transylvania, Romania 17. 1896 Ethiopian independence battle 18. 50010 IA 19. It grows every year 22. ___ and feathered 23. Founder of positivism 24. Variant of lower 25. Russian weight = 36 lbs. 26. Megavolot (abbr.) 27. 40th state 28. Flower jar 30. Satisfy fully 32. Weatherman Roker 33. Atomic #18 34. Somali supermodel 36. Skank 39. “No more” (Spanish) 41. Gets up from 43. E.M. Forster novel 46. Motown singer Diana 47. Scottish hillside 48. Give qualities or abilities to 50. No (Scottish) 51. “Laughter of the marsh” rail 52. City in Thuringia, Germany 53. Not divisible by two 54. Head bob 55. Tooth caregiver


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CLUES DOWN 1. Revolutions per minute 2. Break out 3. Relating to the North wind 4. African antelope 5. 44254 OH 6. Hawkeye state 7. Roundworm 8. Unfolded 9. 19th C political cartoonist Thomas 11. Denotes iron 13. Powder mineral 16. Blood fluids 18. Nearly 20. The courage to carry on 21. Soda 28. Skedaddled 29. Poplar trees (Spanish) 30. Triangular spinal bones 31. Opposite of leave 34. Encroachment or intrusion 35. Another word for mother 37. Employing 38. Transferred property 40. Point that is one point S of SW 41. In front 42. Bladed weapon 43. River in Florence 44. Ferromagnetic element 45. Poi is made from it 49. No longer is







LADYSMITH: STUDIO suite, own private ent. 4 piece bathroom, large sundeck. Incld’s all utils and cable. NP/NS. Quiet area. $550. (250)245-0295.

HOMES FOR RENT LADYSMITH 3 bdrm, 2 storey home, D/W, small yard, NS/NP, $895 mo. Avail April. 15. Call 1-250-248-4816. LADYSMITH: 4 bdrm house, close to all schools, incl. water, sewer, garbage. Hydro not incl. Avail immed. $975 mo + damage deposit. Leave msg. Call 250-245-4869. Ladysmith: $975 incl. utils, 3 bdrm, 1 bath, F/S/W&D, oil heat (oil and hydro not incl.), close to all schools, big fenced yard. N/S, Refs and dmg deposit, avail. May 1st. Call 250-245-7975.

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

JOHN BOOTH 250-245-2252

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. 1687 sq. ft. 2 bathrooms, small kitchen, new flooring, A/C. Available June 1st. Call 250-245-2277



BASEMENT SUITE for rent, available May 1st, Large 1 bedroom, utilities, basic phone and cable included. Alley parking, heated tiles in bathroom, large pantry, walk in closet. Shared yard, access to washer/dryer, quiet landlord and neighborhood, close to town. References required, $900 month. Contact 250-2453691.

Chemainus: Ashley Court. Ground flr unit, 2 bdrm, 5 appliances. Sm pet ok, avail. now. $775/mo 250-924-6966. Chemainus: Lockwood Villa. Well kept bldg, ocean view, 1 bdrm Feb. 15th or Mar. 1st, $625 incl. heat & hot water, N/S, 1 sm pet welcome. 55+ Call Karen 250-709-2765, 250-246-1033.


25 foot class C Chevy Flyer motor home. 1995, 350, 163,000 Km. 1 rear bed, 3 swivel seats, cruise, A/C. $18,000. 250-245-5973.

CROFTON ART GROUP - May 10 & 11, 10 to 5



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. LADYSMITH CAMERA


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CHEMAINUS MT. BRENTON GARDEN CLUB - meeting Tues, April 9, 1 pm at Calvary Baptist Church, 3319 River in Chemainus. It will be a workshop for our upcoming garden tour. Guests are welcome. $2 drop in fee. For more info 246-4109.

$750/mth: 10174 View Street, Chemainus. Half duplex, 2 beds, 1 bath, 900 sq.ft.

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

What’s Happening

Ladysmith Chemainus Chronicle Tuesday, March 26, 2013 23 A23 Spring Show & Sale incl. CLUB - “Adobe Camera Ladysmith-based jewellery, Senior's Centre RAW�, a practical how-to photographer Pat Haugen. Chemainus, adjacent talk by Maple Bay-based Tues, April 23, 7 pm, in ferry dock, door prize & photographer Andreas Hardwick Hall, High St refreshments, 250-245Berglund. Tues, March at 3rd Ave in Ladysmith. 7738 26, 7 pm, in Hardwick Everyone welcome. NonHall, High St at 3rd Ave members $5 drop-in fee. BASTION CITY in Ladysmith. Everyone LCC invites new members, WANDERERS welcome. Non-members novice to pro. www. VOLKSSPORT CLUB $5 drop-in fee. LCC - 6 or 10 Km Ladysmith invites new members, walk on Sat, March 30. novice to pro. www. CROFTON ART GROUP Registration 9:30 am at the SHOW AND SALE end of Christie Rd in front plus Handcrafted Jewelry of red/orange Timber West LADYSMITH CAMERA Fri & Sat, May 10 & 11.10 gate, starts at 10 am. For CLUB - “What Makes am – 5 pm, at the Crofton more info, call Ethel 250A Slide Show?�, Senior Centre, 1507 Joan 756-9796. techniques for making Avenue, Crofton, (Close to effective photographic the Ferry Terminal) EAGLES #2101 presentations, by Refreshments served RUMMAGE SALE Sat, April 6th, 8 am-1 pm 921 First Ave., Ladysmith Coffee & Muffins $1.00

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Call 310.3535

Beyond Your Expectations

• 4 Bedrooms • 3 Bathrooms • Formal Dining Area • Formal Living Area • Open Kitchen/Family Room • Large Covered Deck • Double Garage with Workshop Area • Close to Parks, Trail and Schools



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• New Home Warranty • Fully Landscaped • 5 Bedrooms • 3 Bathrooms • Includes 1 Bdrm Legal Suite • HRV System • Stainless steel appliance package • Situated on quiet cul-de-sac



• 3 Bedrooms + Large Family Room Custom Kitchen • Marble Countertops • Hardwood Floors • Close to Trails • Walk out yard, with BBQ Deck • Close to all Amenities

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Hoppy Easter Check out this week’s flyer! 8 BIG Pages - 8 BIG Days! Prices effective Monday, March 25 to Monday, April 1, 2013

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In the Cedar Village Square

Open Daily 7:30 am to 9 pm


The Old Bruce’s Store

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Ladysmith Chronicle, March 26, 2013  

March 26, 2013 edition of the Ladysmith Chronicle