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Dan Cross of Ladysmith submitted a proposal for establishing an RV park on this Town of Ladysmith-owned property near Transfer Beach, and it was turned down by council earlier this month. Council says it cannot pursue Cross’s proposal — which involved operating a familyoriented campsite with tent and RV sites during the summer months — at this time because it will be updating its Waterfront Area Plan this year and wants to ensure it has a comprehensive plan in place before moving forward on any waterfront development.

Proposal for RV park hits a road block Lindsay Chung

by council at an executive hensive plan in place before we (closed) session May 6. move forward to develop our THE CHRONICLE In his letter to Cross explain- waterfront.” The property is not zoned for Dan Cross has wanted to bring ing council’s decision, Mayor an RV park to Ladysmith for Rob Hutchins says council is an RV park, and Hutchins says five or six years, but his latest unable to pursue his proposal at council has been consistent attempt has hit a road block as this time because the Town will with all waterfront development the Town of Ladysmith embarks begin a review of its Waterfront interests that rezoning proposArea Plan this fall. als will not proceed without a on a review of the waterfront. “The Town will be updating our review of the Waterfront Area Cross, a third-generation Ladysmith resident, had Waterfront Area Plan in 2013, Plan taking place first. Cross recalls he approached brought a proposal to the and council has determined that Town of Ladysmith to lease the no decisions regarding perma- Hutchins about five or six years Town-owned land near Transfer nent or temporary use of these ago with a proposal to put an RV Beach for three years and oper- Ladysmith waterfront lands park on the property behind the ate a 54-site RV park with tent will be made prior to adoption yellow gates. Hutchins encoursites. This property was an RV of the updated Waterfront Area aged Cross to consider a few Plan,” he wrote. “We want to other locations, including north park in the past. His proposal was turned down make sure we have a compre- of the Expo Legacy building on

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asked them for their suggestions and asked what their personal views on the proposal were. “All the ones I did speak to were very open and thought it was a great idea,” he said. Shortly before Christmas 2012, Cross says Hutchins informed him that the council wouldn’t be able to proceed with considering two three-year permits. “It kind of came out of the blue a little bit, and his reasoning was they can’t fetter another council into a contract,” said Cross. “At that time, things kind of went off the rail a little bit; I See Town Page 14

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Here’s a look at how voters in NanaimoNorth Cowichan (NNC) cast their ballots in the May 14 provincial election. Incumbent NDP MLA Doug Routley regained his seat with 10,538 votes of the 22,687 votes cast in NNC. That translates LINDSAY CHUNG/CHRONICLE to 46.45 per cent of the The NDP’s Doug Routley hugs supporter Linda Brown after being declared the popular vote. Liberal Party can- winner for Nanaimo-North Cowichan in the May 14 provincial election. didate and political newcomer Amanda Jacobson came in second with 6,984 votes (30.78 per cent), followed by Green Party candidate Mayo McDonough with 3,043 votes (13.41 per cent). John Sherry of the ensure that we are forcing the govBC Conservative Party Lindsay Chung ernment to hear the citizens of this earned 1,465 votes THE CHRONICLE province.” (6.46 per cent) to earn As an MLA for the opposition NDP “When it comes to tankers off the himself fourth place ahead of independent for a third consecutive term, Doug coast, something like 75 to 80 per candidates Murray Routley says his focus will be on cent of people are opposed to that, McNab (592 votes; 2.61 bringing the voices of his communi- so those sort of battles need to be per cent) and P. Anna ty to government and making sure won in maybe a different way than had we won,” he said. “We have to Paddon (65 votes and they’re heard. His party won’t have the control work with people in our communi0.29 per cent). These numbers are over policy that it would have had it ties to find solutions to forestry isbased on the initial won the May 14 provincial election, sues and support our seniors and count of “live votes” — but while Routley is disappointed support kids in school in maybe difballots cast at a voter’s in that, he’s ready to work with his ferent ways than had we won.” As the opposition, Routley says assigned voting station constituents to address their issues. — completed at 1 a.m. “Our job is to be the voices of our the NDP has less control over the Wednesday, May 15, community and take that message policy that can directly affect these NNC deputy electoral to the government as forcibly as issues that concern his constituofficer Lynda Poirier possible,” he said. “We need to re- ents. “In our platform, we laid out what member the seniors in care who will explained. That number is ex- go on needing our help, we need to steps we would take in policy,” he pected to grow once remember the forest workers who said. “[Had we won] we would be the final count is com- will go on needing defence as they directly in control. We need to conpleted May 29, Poirier see their jobs shift away in the form tinue what we’ve been doing and of raw logs from this province, we work with our communities and added. With live ballots cast need to remember the people and stakeholder groups in each area by 22,687 of NNC’s the environment and that we will we’re concerned about and put as 40,230 registered vot- work together with every stakehold- much pressure on the government ers, voter turnout in er to defend our coast. We’re going to respond to our community’s NNC now stands at to have to stand with First Nations, needs.” Routley believes he can be an ef56.39 per cent, higher we’re going to have to stand with than the provincial communities along the threatened fective MLA in this Liberal governturnout of 52.28 per route of that pipeline, we’re going ment by listening to his community. “I guess the way every MLA in govcent (1,629,422 “live” to have to stand with people on votes were cast prov- the coast to protect this province. ernment should approach that is to ince-wide May 14 by We’ve been doing that and we’ll listen to voices that are out there in B.C.’s 3,116,626 regis- have to continue to do that, and we the community and be responsive,” he said. “Our job is to take the voicwill continue to do that.” tered voters). Routley was declared the MLA for es in our community to Victoria and According to John Main, communications Nanaimo-North Cowichan shortly affect change by making sure they manager with Elec- before 10 p.m. May 14. Preliminary are heard, but also by maintaining tions BC, the final vote results showed Routley ahead with relationships in all the ministries count is scheduled to 10,188 votes, followed by Liberal that allow us to achieve results for candidate Amanda Jacobson with people, so we’re working with mintake place May 27-29. Insight into who 6,891. In third place was Green isters to solve problems for people. Ladysmith and Party candidate Mayo McDonough The real core of it is to get real soChemainus voters with 2,945 votes, followed by BC lutions for people, and we do that cast their ballots for Conservative candidate John Sher- within these sometimes complex will have to wait until ry (1,442 votes) and independent relationships within democracy itlater this spring when candidates Murray McNab (584 self so we can get the kind of moveElections BC releases votes) and P. Anna Paddon (62 ment they need.” Routley lives in Duncan with his a “ballot box-by-ballot votes). Looking ahead, Routley says his partner, Leanne Finlayson. He has box” breakdown of votes “sometime in priorities are to “consolidate the a daughter Madeline, stepson Matstrength we have in opposition, to thew and stepdaughter Brooklynne. June,” Main said.

Routley’s priorities include environment, seniors and forestry

After months of juggling numbers and finding places to cut down on expenses, the Town of Ladysmith has found a way to keep residential property tax rates below four per cent for 2013. Council adopted its tax rates bylaw May 13. For 2013, the residential property tax rate comes in at 3.9 per cent, while the commercial tax rate is two per cent, and the tax dollar levy for major industry will remain the same as 2012. “Council has provided direction that the tax rate come in at the same tax levy for major industry, that commercial tax rates would be half the residential, and the residential rate would be under five per cent,” said Erin Anderson, the Town’s director of financial services. “The residen-

tial assessments have decreased 3.6 per cent due to the market, and the tax rate comes in as council has directed at just under four per cent. The average house from 2012 to 2013 will pay an additional approximately $50 for municipal tax, overall about $87, which includes a $10 increase in the water parcel tax.” Coun. Steve Arnett commended Town staff for working so hard to get the residential tax levy down below four per cent. At the beginning of the financial plan discussions in February, without any cuts in the budget, the residential tax increase had been 9.2 per cent — including the library and policing taxes over which council has no control — and council asked staff to come back with an increase that was between four and five per cent for residential taxpayers, excluding the library and policing taxes.


Glenn Britton removed fire pits and garbage from Heart Lake May 16 and found evidence of an attempt to burn a live Douglas fir tree.

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forced to repay the costs of fighting any resulting wildfires. “Our concern is the fact that we’re Ladysmith Fire/Rescue wants to getting into the summer trend here,” smother problem fires before the Delcourt said. “If they did this arid summer heat transforms local last week when it was drier, there could’ve been a lot more damage forests into a tinder box. Fire Chief Ray Delcourt spotted up there. Summer’s coming up pretsmoke in the vicinity of Heart Lake ty quick and we could see a lot of on the afternoon of Wednesday, problems in that area. The starting of an ‘interface fire’ is something we May 15, he said. When Glenn Britton, parks super- don’t need.” In spite of the damp conditions visor with the town of Ladysmith, hiked up to Heart Lake the follow- last week, Britton said that “undering morning to investigate, he dis- neath the ashes, [the soil] was still covered “a massive burn site” and hot. The thatch of the forest was still warm and burning. We had to “a burn around the base of a tree.” A live red cedar tree had also been go up and dig it out today, and that’s what we’re worried about. Where chopped down. Britton removed five fire pits from people think that they’ve put a fire the area — including a “massive” out and they walk away, they don’t fire pit three and a half feet across realize that they have to dig a good — and garbage left at the site, he foot and a half down into the ground said. Delcourt and Britton’s biggest to actually get it out.” Britton and Delcourt said anyone concern, though, was an apparent attempt to burn a live Douglas fir who comes across an illegal fire tree — an act that verges on arson, should call Ladysmith Fire/Rescue, the Town of Ladysmith or the RCMP. Britton said. Over the May long weekend, the Signage surrounding Heart Lake clearly states that campfires and Coastal Fire Centre (CFC) rated motor vehicles are prohibited, Brit- the risk of forest fires at “very low to low” for Vancouver Island, Haida ton said. If an illegal fire spread, those re- Gwaii and the Coast Mountains, sponsible for lighting it would face CFC fire information officer Marg fines, Delcourt said, and may be Drysdale said. THE CHRONICLE

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A group of parents concerned about proposed school closures in the Nanaimo-Ladysmith school district are banding together to oppose the move. Several parents of South Wellington Elementary School students have formed the group Stand Up for Public Education Rights (SUPER) with the goal of not only keeping their children’s school open, but also to raise awareness about what they say are the shortcomings of the district’s draft 10-year facilities plan — the most immediate actions of which include closing South Wellington and North Oyster elementary schools and the junior learning alternatives program in June. The group, whose town hall meeting two weeks ago brought out about 50 concerned community members, is planning to walk from Ladysmith to Nanaimo on Saturday, May 25 to protest the plan.

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“Our group’s goal is to raise community awareness through Nanaimo-Ladysmith about the challenges in education and to fight for our children’s right to a minimum standard of education,” said Tiffany Nelson, SUPER spokeswoman. “The district needs to recognize that the solution to better educational, cultural and developmental outcomes does not lie in different buildings.” The plan proposes to close a net total of 10 school facilities, rebuild four facilities, pursue the addition of enrichment programs to a number of schools, relocate the learning alternatives programs, adjust the French immersion program and relocate administrative functions. Nelson said concerns she’s heard about the plan include: the potential for young students to move up to four times throughout the process as schools are consolidated, breaking up peer groups, the academic disruption of moving; the uncertainty students and staff at North Oyster and

South Wellington will face given the closure decision will be made at the end of June when school is finished for the year; reduced chances to participate in extracurricular activities; and no mention of any improvement in staffing ratios in classrooms. She said while the plan mentions adding enrichment programs, this is not costed out or given any sort of timeline like the facilities changes are, and the plan doesn’t speak to making extra resources available in classes. The walk begins at 10 a.m. at 341 First Ave. in Ladysmith and ends at Southgate Mall. Nelson said she’s not sure how long it will take people to complete the 22-kilometre trek, but organizers are working on creating a map with safe stopping spots so that people can join them for part of the walk. Subscribe to The group is inviting teachers, support workers and parents across250-245-2277 the district. For more information, e-mail Includes $ online Susan Toth at susan_toth@ access


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Sixteen-year-old Aidean Alle-Kopas and partner-in-rhyme Alexander Reyes, 18, are set to perform Ladysmith’s first-ever hip hop show Friday night. Alle-Kopas and Reyes will bring their def fresh flow to centre stage at the Frank Jameson Community Centre gymnasium Friday, May 24 at 7 p.m. Joining the duo on stage will be DJ Charles James and vocalist Samantha De Souza, both Ladysmith Secondary School students. Reyes and Alle-Kopas have performed publicly in the past, but not as a pair. Alle-Kopas performed three shows at the Duncan Garage with his former partner, he said, and at an open-mic night at LSS in January alongside De Souza, his girlfriend. Reyes, meanwhile, has already established himself as a recording artist. His songs Just a Dream — a tribute to victims of the 2011 tsunami in Japan — and United Nations Anthem have scored over 10,000 views each on Youtube. Reyes said he’s just returned from Nicaragua where he participated in a three-month-long Canada World Youth mission sponsored by the UN and he’s scheduled to spend six months in Tanzania with CWY beginning June 24. His next music video Counting — a chronicling of his Nicaraguan experience shot and produced by Benson Wishart — will be released “sometime this summer.” Reyes and Alle-Kopas have been writing and recording music to-

gether since late last year, they said, and this will be their first show together. Featured in the show will be their co-written project One — a song reminding listeners to stay grounded and true to themselves to avoid being overwhelmed by issues in the world at large — alongside six additional songs by Reyes and nine by Alle-Kopas. To minimize their pre-show jitters, though, Alle-Kopas and Reyes said they’ll avoid any freestyling —rapping improvisationally — for show number one. Home-schooled Alle-Kopas credited “old-school” artists like Cypress Hill, N.W.A. and Jay-Z as his primary musical influences, but his musical repertoire branches out far beyond the rap landscape of the late 80s and 90s. “I like to listen to jazz lately,” AlleKopas said, “and I like to sample it sometimes, too.” For one of his latest projects, Alle-Kopas sampled Duke Ellington’s Solitude, then layered it with a drum solo and samples of an a capella Biggie Smalls number and a Mobb Deep song. “It’s one of my favourite beats I’ve made,” Alle-Kopas said, adding that he plans to broaden his musical horizons as producer who crafts and sells his own beats to other artists. The show is scheduled for this Friday at FJCC. Doors open at 6:30 p.m. and the show runs from 7–9 p.m. Admission is free. Due to the language content of their music, Alle-Kopas and Reyes have billed the show as suitable for audience members aged 12 and older.

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“I always say to people, ‘they call it a play because adults get to play.’” Alan Watt, Page 9


.C. politics have long been known as the most entertaining in Canada, but this latest election was one of the strangest yet. Three leaders of the four most prominent parties lost their personal campaigns. While voters elected independent Vicki Huntington, leader John Cummins failed to lead the Conservatives to any seats. The Greens elected their first MLA in B.C. history, although leader Jane Sterk failed to beat former NDP leader Carole James. Adrian Dix earned a seat, but his position as NDP leader is in jeopardy after leading his heavily favoured party to three fewer seats than it had when the campaign began. Which brings us to Christy Clark, who is acknowledged to have run a more effective campaign than Dix, who frequently appeared nervous. The Liberal leader might have focused more on campaigning for her party than promoting herself because she fell to her NDP opponent. Clark, who can now continue to remake the party as a true liberal party, is expected to run in a byelection vacated by a successful and loyal Liberal MLA. Locally, things don’t look much different, as the NDP’s Doug Routley retained his position as MLA for a third consecutive term. In his victory speech, Routley said he believed it was his “record of serving the community on a personal level” that helped him win, and he emphasized the need to bring the community’s voice to Victoria. We hope you continue to give him that voice and that he’ll stick to his pledge. —with help from the Comox Valley Record

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Finding optimism in humanity For the last five months, many around the world have, with great interest and admiration, been following the social network postings of Chris Hadfield, the commander in the International Space Station. His tenure as commander has come to an end, but as a result of his communicating, many questions and issues have arisen. In the space available here, it is impossible to deal with most of them, but I would particularly like to identify some. One of the most obvious is the matter of the planet on which we “live and move and have our being.” First is its beauty and the fact that within it, human diversity is a minor issue in relation to our shared destiny and the responsibility we have

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for its health and well being. Chris Hadfield has attempted to encourage and impart a sense of universality beyond our petty self interests and hostilities. I have little doubt that he has had a measure of success — history will be the judge. Another issue is the optimism of the human spirit that he exudes, the confidence in our ability to challenge ourselves to accomplish greater things, if not greatness itself. Many of us, no doubt, take pride in the fact that he is Canadian. However, it must surely raise the question of our own commitment and embracing of the challenges and is-

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sues. On May 9, the Church observed a major event in the life of Jesus — an event that has profound significance for us. The event to which I refer is the Ascension. This was the time of Jesus’ final departure — the ending of His visible physical presence. More important than the event is its significance. In the mystery of the being of God in Christ, we discover Jesus as fully divine and fully human. From the divine perspective, it was by then certain that the Ascension would happen — the divine could not forever be contained within time and space.

From the human perspective, we discover that in Jesus Christ, our destiny is within the divine, that this planet is our “island home,” that there is a hope beyond this place in which we “live and move and have our (physical) being.” What Chris Hadfield attempted, Jesus has accomplished in assuring us that we have a future, that the human spirit is capable of so much, just as He demonstrated throughout His life. Jesus is cause for human optimism and a certainty of a secure future. That said, it requires a response to His initiative and example. Jesus said to His followers “you are my friends” and “follow me.” Be encouraged to hope and believe in the future — Jesus staked His life on it for you and for me.

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Editor: I grew up in the Ladysmith/Yellowpoint area and have always been proud of that fact. The Christmas Light Up is definitely a big way that Ladysmith celebrates the community as well as the wonderful hospitality and care the community shows to others. Which brings me to why I am writing this letter. There is a wonderful family in Ladysmith, the Lacroix family. They have lived in Ladysmith for over 12 years. Julie, the mom, works tirelessly with special needs children and has been the difference in so many children’s lives. Gary, the dad, coaches karate and is a mechanic around town and always has time to lend a hand and share a story. Katy, the daughter, works hard at everything she does and is planning a career that supports the needs of others. And Niel, the son, is a self-taught rocking guitar player and an inspiration to so many others who face the terrible reality of health issues that make even the strongest pause for breath. Julie, after working full-time for over 30 years, has had to have brain surgery. The neuralgia in her face became so overwhelming that life became unbearable. She fortunately was, after many trials and tribulations, able to get a surgery in her brain to numb the continual pain. Her recovery is slow and has impacted her ability to work and support her family. Gary has struggled with the devastating reality of Crohn’s disease through many operations and the constant drugs to support him through the day, and not all days are supportable. He also is unable to work fulltime, and that has taken a toll on him and the family. Katy, struggling with the aftermath of being involved in a car accident through no fault of her own, faces months and months of rehabilitation. And of course my friend Niel.


Jen Silvey sent us this photo of Ladysmith Primary Students listening to Commander Chris Hadfield from the International Space Station during their Music Monday assembly on May 6. If you would like to share any of your photos, please send them to Niel, who 20 years ago came into this world (a twin, Niel and Katy) and faced surgery after surgery on his heart. Niel has been through what most of us can’t even begin to imagine medically. He has now become the second person in Canada to receive a cow valve into his heart! Through technology, this time, it did not mean opening up his chest again! The surgery went well; the resistance to staff infection did not. He was airlifted back to Children’s Hospital in Vancouver in late April with an infection in his heart. Another week, back to Nanaimo Hospital for follow up and intravenous. He now must have an intravenous dose of antibiotics every four hours. Julie says he is not out of the woods yet, but … they are positive. The facts are, they are all positive! They continually amaze me with their generosity, positive outlooks on life and the ability to always look to the future. They have struggled for so

long medically that the house they live in has taken some of the brunt of non-existent funding for repairs, the little dog they have has now become blind and vet bills are not cheap. Their car is older, but as Julie says, it gets them to the hospital. The financial burden of raising a family, repairing a house and not being able to work has taken its toll. How can we help the Lacroix family? Thank goodness for the thrift store shop in Ladysmith, but it doesn’t cover the enormous cost of home repairs, etc. The emotional drain, coupled with financial worries, are day to day for this family. While others are planning their summer holidays, the Lacroix family is planning on how to keep the bills paid, make it to doctor visits and still find a way to fill their lives with the positive and not focus on the negatives. Niel needs support always, such an inspiration for others

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at Children’s Hospital and their families. Julie’s brain is better; the doctors are as unsure as she is about what recovery looks like, but she doesn’t take time to worry about that as her family always comes first! Gary, some days are good, some really are bad! And Katy works hard, pitches in and stays supportive, pretty hard when as a twin, she sees her brother struggle so hard. Julie Lacroix has a bank account at the CIBC in Ladysmith. If anyone or any organization would be able to help support the Lacroixes in any way, I cannot begin to tell you what that would mean. I will continue doing what I can. Please, if nothing else, don’t forget that others’ lives can be a world apart from our own, and try and do what you can for all the children who struggle with severe medical issues in our world. Rowan Butler Chase River

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For the love of theatre

Theatre participants and fans converge on Ladysmith for annual South Island Zone Festival May 26-June 1 Lindsay Chung THE CHRONICLE

”Forget the words and be in the moment” is one of the biggest things Alan Watt has learned after years of participating in community theatre. And it’s learning lessons like this that the actor and director thinks is one of the best things about participating in community theatre. Watt, an actor and director with Ladysmith Little Theatre and chair of Theatre BC’s South Island Zone, believes education is also a big part of the South Island Zone Festival, which Ladysmith Little Theatre is hosting, starting this Sunday. This year’s South Island Zone Festival is May 26 to June 1 in Ladysmith. This event is one of 10 annual adjudicated theatre festivals held across the province, and the winning production from this zone will advance to the Provincial Mainstage Festival in July. “The biggest thing for a theatre group to participate in a festival is the experience and education,” says Watt. “It’s quite a different experience. Typically, you get there and you have four hours to get your set up and do your lighting, and you are judged on that as well. You have to be very well co-ordinated. The other thing is also to perform in a different venue than you are used to.” Watt says one of the biggest learning experiences is the “Coffee Critics” the morning

following the performances. For two hours, the festival adjudicator talks about the show’s strengths and weaknesses and about different ways they could have done it. “If you’re someone interested in this, that two-hour talk is like a week-long intensive seminar,” said Watt. “It’s a huge educational experience, especially for people in theatre. I can’t stress that enough. I’ve learned so much.” Watt says another big benefit of participating in a festival like this is the chance to meet people in other theatre groups. “When you [branch out] and you interact with all these people, your learning goes way up,” he said. “People in community theatre, they don’t do it for the money because we’re all volunteers; they do it because they love it, and if you love something, you want to get better at it because you’ll enjoy it even more.” Aside from the educational opportunities and the networking, there’s also the entertainment value of seeing three different productions in one weekend. “It’s not just for people in theatre; it’s also for people who love theatre,” said Watt. One thing Watt loves about being involved in community theatre is the friendships he has made and the people he has met. “With community theatre, I’ve met more people and I’ve developed friendships with more people than oth-


Ladysmith Little Theatre’s The Foursome is one of three productions being shown at the upcoming South Island Zone Festival in Ladysmith. Pictured here rehearsing are cast members, from left, Brett Trimple, Chris Ostaffy, Dave Ehrismann and Mike Cooper. The play will be performed May 26 at 2 p.m.



Clockwise from top left are Gordon McInnis, Barbara Metcalf, Moira Steele and Brian March, the cast members of Yellow Point Drama Group’s production of Looking. They will present Looking May 30 at 7:30 p.m. during the South Island Zone Festival in Ladysmith. er groups I’ve been in- ing little or no experivolved in,” he said. ence, and they are alWatt says people of- ways welcomed with ten come into theatre open arms. a bit scared and hav- “I started eight years

ago, and I’d never done anything like that; I’d never sung on a stage or anything,” he said. “I always say

to people, ‘they call it a play because adults get to play.’ That’s why it’s so much fun. You get to deal with people, you get to have fun, and sometimes you get to overcome your fear of getting up on stage.” Yellow Point Drama Group (YPDG) is coming to the South Island Zone Festival for the first time in five years. The group won Best Production at the last festival it attended and went on to the provincials. Like Watt, YPDG president Brian March, who is also acting in the group’s production of Looking, feels education and making connections are key reasons for coming to the festival. “It’s always a rewarding experience on a number of fronts,” he said. “It’s always educational because you have an adjudicator who will change things and look at it from a different perspective. You also get a chance to interact with other groups at the festival. This is absolutely a great way to connect with other groups and see what they are doing and perhaps learn from them as well. It’s fun.” Personally, March is excited to perform Looking in front of an adjudicator and in front of a new audience. “We had a good time doing it, and it was very successful for us in Cedar,” he said. “We had a chance to workshop it for a day with a fellow named Keith Digby,

so it’s taking it to a new space and trying some new ideas adjusted by Keith and by ourselves because it is a new space. We’ll have to make some changes. I’m looking forward to the changes we’ll be making for it, and we can hopefully improve it.” This year, the South Island Zone Festival will feature three productions — The Foursome from Ladysmith Little Theatre, Looking from Yellow Point Drama Group, and Albertine in Five Times by the Shawnigan Players. The Foursome, a comedy written by celebrated Canadian playwright Norm Foster, will be shown Sunday, May 26 at 2 p.m. Another Foster comedy, Looking, is being presented Thursday, May 30 at 7:30 p.m., and Michel Tremblay’s awardwinning play Albertine in Five Times will be shown Friday, May 31 at 7:30 p.m. Coffee critics will be held Monday, May 27 at 10 a.m. at Ladysmith Little Theatre and then Friday, May 31 at 10 a.m. at the Diamond Hall and Saturday, June 1 at 10 a.m. at Diamond Hall. A gala featuring awards presentations, dinner and entertainment will take place Saturday, June 1 at 6:30 p.m. Tickets for the shows are $20, while gala tickets cost $45. It’s all open to the public. For more information, visit www. ladysmiththeatre. com or call Ladysmith Little Theatre at 250924-0658.

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Local logging featured in play Ashley Degraaf Black Press

The people down at Chemainus Theatre may have struck the mother lode for capturing local interest with its latest production. That is with Other Guys Theatre Company’s Good Timber, a show built around the logging camp poems of former Chemainus sawmill worker Robert E. Swanson and which features many historic clips of Cowichan’s logging history. “We get a lot of older guys coming up after our shows, saying Photo Submitted they recognized a family member from one of the photos or The Other Guys Theatre Company’s Good Timber celebrates the goldthey remembered something en age of logging in the Pacific Northwest. The production is coming particular from the part of the to the Chemainus Theatre Festival, starting May 22. show,” said Other Guys’ artistic director Ross Desprez. ers, hi-riggers, fallers, whistle Good Timber has been known And he suspects that will punks and locie engineers from on occasion to be so realistic be the case following their a time when loggers climbed it’s moved audiences to tears. Chemainus run, starting May 22. trees through songs and stories “There are often a lot of fami“In fact, quite a lot of mate- told on stage in front of a mul- lies of loggers who come and rial also came from the Victoria timedia backdrop of rarely-seen even logger widows,” said DeMuseum, as well as a huge col- images from museum archives. sprez. “There have even been lection from Cowichan, from It all began when Desprez was women in tears who’ve told us, the local IWA union,” he added, inspired by a dog-eared copy ‘My husband was a logger and I noting a “terrific” local image of of Rhymes of the Western Log- really had no idea what he did a high-rigger standing on top of ger, a compilation of poetry by until now.’” a spar tree. “It really shows the Swanson. Besides writing, loYour ticket immensity of the work and how cally, Swanson is known for de- to What: Good Timber Subscribe to Subscribe dangerous it really was.” signing and building the largest When: May 22 to June 1 Good Timber celebrates the steam whistle in Canada at the Where: Chemainus Theatre 250-245-2277 golden age of logging in the Pa- Chemainus mill, that in May 10, Festival 250-245-2277 Includes Includes cific Northwest, and the legend- 1940, blew the first of decades Tickets: online$at chemainus$ online online access access ary bulls of the woods, hook- of starting and stopping signals., or 1-800-565-7738

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Chemainus, Crofton not on list of school closures The switch to a K-7, 8-12 configuration in SD79 means big changes, but Chemainus parents can expect no change Don Bodger BLACK PRESS

Six schools from the original list of 10 considered will be closed as part of School District 79’s restructuring to a Kindergarten to Grade 7 elementary and Grade 8 to 12 secondary configuration, and none of those are in Chemainus or Crofton. A.B. Greenwell, Ecole Mill Bay, Koksilah, Somenos and Yount Elementary Schools will be closed as of June 30 and the Charles Hoey VC Facility as of Dec. 31, it was announced May 15 at Cowichan Secondary School. Alex Aitken, Crofton and Alexander elementary schools were all spared. There was very little reaction from the crowd that packed into the Cowichan Secondary School gym as the new configurations for each of the north, west, south and central zones for the 2013-14 school year were made public after much anticipation. Parents can expect no change with

Grades 8 to 12 at has revealed we have sequent student from website at www.sd79. Chemainus Second- a community divided,’’ the same family will for more details ary School and K to 7 said Rhodes. “Moving be assessed to main- on these matters. at Chemainus, Thetis forward, we need to tain bus service for North Zone Island and Crofton el- work together.’’ those dependent on it. • develop a performementary schools. Along with strucMcKay said there is ing arts dual credit The most important tural change, there still some work to be program with Vancoupart of the restructur- will be educational done. ver Island University ing, superintendent change, he said. “We have never said and connect with the Ladysmith Branch Joe Rhodes said, and Many people spoke the decisions made local fine arts comreiterated by official passionately at previ- will solve everything,’’ munity, including the trustee Mike McKay, ous meetings about he said. Chemainus Theatre. was to maintain the the need to maintain “Yes, there will need • direct the superinbest possible services middle schools for a to be other reductions. tendent of schools to for students. variety of reasons. We will try to keep identify organizations “The focus is on the “That is at the heart the reductions away serving community road ahead,’’ said of the struggle that we from the classroom as needs that would be The Royal LePage National McKay. “The focus is had to wrestle with,’’ much as possible.’’ suitable to locate in Garage Sale held May 11 on making sure we Rhodes said. “We Many students in surplus space within at Ladysmith was a huge have the capacity to know middle school School District 79 North Zone schools. success. 100% of the deliver programs and years’ education will be attending new • approve catchment ational N money raised in this services to all of our could be done well schools in the fall areas for Chemainus charity event goes to kids … Our challenge outside of a middle based on closures Community Elemensupport the Nanaimo is simple. We have school structure.’’ and the reconfigura- tary School and CroftHaven House. more priorities than The result of the K-7, tion to a predominant on Elementary School er lt e h S r o f resources we have to 8-12 format means elementary-second- as shown on maps A special thank you deal with those priori- virtually no change ary model. dated May 15. to all those who ties.’’ in the north end. But *** • direct the superindonated items McKay acknowl- the other zones have The switch to an el- tendent of schools to for the sale. edged the funding for- a variety of changes, ementary-secondary establish a task force Page We are grateful to Royal Le ndation fou mula as it exists with new catchment ar- school configuration to examine ways to shelter work and live in such the province needs to eas, slightly different means big changes retain students in the a caring community. be fixed “so we get to school names and throughout School North Zone schools. something that’s sus- more. District 79. tainable over the long The district even Following are the term.’’ looked in its own of- series of recomThe cuts resulted in a fice as a means to mendations for the budget of $81,835,263 save money. A busi- 2013-14 school year being given first and ness plan will be de- presented to official second reading for vised to sell the board trustee Mike McKay 2013-14. Third and office and relocate to and passed during the only for a final reading will be other district sites. May 15 open board Wristlet & Boutonniere given at a subsequent A transportation levy meeting at Cowichan meeting. of $200 per student Secondary School. combination special “What this process and less for each sub- See the school district

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Notice of Proposed Disposition of Town-Owned Lands Notice pursuant to Section 26 of the Community Charter is hereby given that the Town of Ladysmith intends to dispose of properties legally described as Lots 7 and 8 of District Lot 147, Oyster District Plan VIP 85271 (1201 and 1251 Christie Road). Current zoning of the lots is R-3-A (Medium Density Residential). The lots are the subject of a rezoning application. The proposed new zone for the lots is I-1 (Light Industrial). The Town intends to transfer the fee simple interest in the property to Catalina Ventures 2000 Ltd. for the consideration of Six Hundred and Fifty Thousand Dollars ($650,000). The Council of the Town of Ladysmith will consider the proposed disposition of these properties at the Council meeting scheduled for June 17, 2013 at 7:00 p.m. in Council Chambers at City Hall, 410 Esplanade, Ladysmith, B.C. The public hearing in relation to the rezoning application will be held separately, and notice of it will be given in accordance with the requirements of the Local Government Act. PHOTO SUBMITTED

The Ladysmith Camera Club selected “Medicine Spoon” by Ken Thorne of Chemainus as its Photo of the Month for April. The theme for the month was Cutlery. The club’s next meeting will be Tuesday, May 28, and the presentation will be Mounting and Framing with Bruce Whittington of Bayview Framing in Ladysmith. The camera club, which meets the fourth Tuesday of the month at Hardwick Hall at First United Church in Ladysmith, welcomes new members of all levels. For information, visit

Any person who deems themselves affected by this matter may provide a written submission to the Town of Ladysmith by no later than 4:00 p.m. on June 14, 2013 or appear at the Council meeting. Information regarding this proposed property disposition can be viewed at City Hall, 410 Esplanade, Ladysmith, B.C. or by contacting Sandy Bowden, Director of Corporate Services at 250.245.6404.

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lsland readers love their local newspaper David Black believes in the power of hometown connections Teresa Bird Black Press

Are small town newspapers a good business investment? In light of today’s technology many people believe newspapers are dying, but David Black, owner of Black Press and the Ladysmith Chronicle doesn’t agree when Black Press Vancouver Island it comes to commuCommunity News Media nity newspapers. • North Island Midweek “I think that week• North Island Gazette ly newspapers are • Campbell River Mirror good business,” says • Comox Valley Record Black. “I don’t see • Parksville Qualicum News the internet threat• Alberni Valley News ening that.” • Nanaimo News Bulletin Black knows what • Ladysmith Chronicle he is talking about. • Lake Cowichan Gazette He got his start in • Cowichan News Leader Pictorial the newspaper busi• Peninsula News Review ness humbly enough • Saanich News when he bought • Oak Bay News the Williams Lake • Victoria News Tribune in 1975 • Goldstream News Gazette from the owners, • Sooke News Mirror one of whom was his • Monday Magazine father. • “I never intended • to be a newspaperman, I studied engineering and took

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Notable Vancouver Island historian, columnist and writer Tom Paterson will guide history buffs on a “Black Track” tour of Nanaimo’s coal mines and rail lines Sunday, May 26. Paterson’s four-hour tour will begin at the Morden Colliery at 10 a.m. before making its way past “Alexandria/Richardson/Fiddick Slopes, PCCM, Fiddicks’ Junction, South Wellington No. 10, Granby,” a press release states. The tour draws its name from the railway lines running through South Wellington. Used during the mining area by residents and miners as a “public thoroughfare,” the tracks were coated in such a thick blanket of coal dust that they became


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Participants take a “Black Track” tour of Morden Colliery and other old Nanaimo area coal mining sites and rail lines. Another tour takes place May 26. known affectionately the preservation of Tour participants as the “Black Track.” the mine’s remaining are asked to pack Paterson’s “exten- above-ground infra- their own water and sive knowledge of structure. Morden’s food, along with coal mining history 1913 headframe and clothing appropriate and his engaging and tipple were innova- for the day’s weather dynamic delivery” al- tive in their use of re- and to provide their low him to “recreate inforced concrete and own transportation to the spirit of the early are the only such re- the Morden Colliery coal mining days.” maining structures on prior to the start of Proceeds from Vancouver Island and the tour. the tour will be do- the earliest of two Tickets cost $30 for nated by Paterson to still standing such one person and $25 Friends of the Mor- structures in North for two or more. den Mine, a non-profit America, the society Call 250-714-0377 for society dedicated to believes. more information.


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Town hopes to complete Area Plan review by spring 2014 From Page 1 was obviously a little upset because from the start, the discussion was always for six years. Obviously, financially, you can’t do that kind of infrastructure over three years.” Cross revised his business plan and came up with a proposal for operating on a three-year lease. This is the proposal council considered May 6.

Cross was disappointed that Area Plan study is done, hope- of “doing what we can to help facouncil turned down his propos- fully next spring, and then move cilitate the establishment of an al in an in-camera meeting after forward from there,” he said. “I RV park in the community,” emhe was told by councillors they can’t see anything happening phasized Hutchins. thought it was a good idea and this year now or next year, so “The single biggest driver for after all the time and money he’s that’s two more years the town’s us in the decision making here already invested in the proposal, going to be out. is because we are four months but he says he still wants to pur- “What kind of really surprises away from starting a new Wasue something with the Town. me is there was so much sup- terfront Area Plan process, and “Unless the Town miraculously port from council to begin with council said we need to wait has a change of heart, I’m go- when I first started.” for that public process,” he said. ing to have to wait until their Council is generally supportive “The concern is that to begin a


public process and then actually determine the use before we have that public dialogue, that was a challenge for council.” There were two reasons council considered Cross’s proposed in a closed meeting — to respect Cross’s proprietary business information and to protect the Town’s interests with respect to its property, explained Hutchins.

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Marathon cycling returns to Chemainus At least 10 to 12 cyclists expected to attempt riding the entire 1,500-kilometre Eau de Hell series Nick Bekolay THE CHRONICLE

After a two-year hiatus, Eau de Hell week and its tireless 70-year-old founder return to Chemainus for a sixth time May 20. Eau de Hell — one of British Columbia’s marquee marathon cycling events — is a week-long series of “brevets,” or marathon rides, that begin and end in Chemainus. Founded in 2007 by Victoria ultra-cyclist Ken Bonner, Eau de Hell consists of 200-, 300-, 400- and 600-kilometre rides through some of Vancouver Island’s most scenic and challenging terrain. Bonner said he created the tour to showcase the Island while at the same time combining all four qualifying rides for the Paris-BrestParis series (PBP) — a 1,200-kilometre event that draws 5,000 cyclists to the French countryside every four years — into a single event. Bonner chose Chemainus as home base for riders because it’s centrally located and because he wanted to help the local economy in a “little, tiny way.” His apt choice of name for

the event stems from a combination of a play on words and the Island’s climate. “I termed it Eau de Hell week because of the time of year,” Bonner said, referring to the spring rains that typically fall on Vancouver Island during early April, when the event was first staged. “And it’s also a play on the perfume, the Eau de Hell,” Bonner said. “When you ride these things you get pretty smelly.” Bonner grew up in Cobble Hill, where he first learned to ride on his father’s steelframed racing bike from the 1930s. As “a young kid,” Bonner rode 10 to 15 miles every day while delivering newspapers in the southern Cowichan Valley, he said, but he wouldn’t embrace cycling as his sport of choice until decades later. He began running marathons in his mid 30s, he said, but his interest in the sport began to fade after two dozen races. He stumbled onto the idea of “randonneuring” — derived from the French word randonnée, meaning “excursion” — through a brochure advertising longhaul cycling he came across in the late 1980s.



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Bonner rode his first brevet in 1988, he said, and he’s logged no fewer than 42 1,200-kilometre rides over the span of his 25year career, including five PBPs and a record-setting first-place finish in the 2007 “Rocky Mountain 1200km” at the age of 65. Bonner has ridden through Eau de Hell five times now, he said, and he expects to finish this year’s race barring illness or injury. He doesn’t seem all that concerned, though; rather than resting up for his big ride, Bonner signed on to ride a 400-kilometre event May 18, two days prior to the start of Eau de Hell week. This year’s Eau de Hell event begins Monday, May 20, series co-ordinator Mike Croy said, with the 200-kilometre “Tour of the Cowichan Valley,” followed by the 300-kilometre “Coast2Coast” event, from Chemainus to Port Renfrew and back, Tuesday, May 21. “Lost but not Forgotten,” a 400-kilometre round-trip journey from Chemainus to Buckley Bay, is scheduled for Thursday, May 23, Croy added, followed by the week’s second rest day. The final leg of the series

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