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Two-year-old twins Connor and Brianna McQuillin make the acquaintance of Captain Jack Sparrow and Miss Scarlett at the Ladysmith Kids’ Pirate Day Saturday, June 1 at the Ladysmith Maritime Society Community Marina. For more photos of Ladysmith Kids’ Pirate Day and a preview of this weekend’s Ladysmith Maritime Heritage Days, please see page 12.

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Higginson is a concerned par- one of several reconfigurations ee, and I’ve sent e-mails to the ent whose child attends Wood- proposed by SD68 in its 10-Year superintendent and to Cathy THE CHRONICLE bank Elementary. Woodbank Enhanced Facilities for Learn- Kelt — [Kelt] and the superinAs the Nanaimo-Ladysmith is one of four schools in the ing Plan (EFL Plan). That plan tendent get cc’d on everything School District (SD68)’s public North Oyster-Cedar area slated was approved in principle April — and I’ve got not one response consultation process enters its for closure if SD68 chooses to 24 by the Board of Education other than an automated refinal four weeks, parents and amalgamate South Wellington, and it is now subject to a 60- sponse from Cathy Kelt,” HigPAC members are questioning Woodbank and North Oyster day public consultation process ginson said. Kelt is the executive assistant how public SD68’s consultation elementary schools with North that began April 26. Cedar Intermediate School to Higginson, a former Ontario to secretary-treasurer Phil Tuprocess truly is. Following a public discussion form a “super-sized” elementary high school teacher and educa- rin and SD68’s designated recipat the North Oyster Community school housed in what is now tional researcher, wonders why ient of all consultation-related school board trustees haven’t e-mail. Hall Thursday, May 30, Parent Cedar Secondary School. Scheduled for completion by attended public meetings or reCommenting on the absence of Advisory Council (PAC) memtrustees from Thursday night’s ber Stephanie Higginson made September 2015, the formation plied to e-mails. of a new Cedar super school is “I’ve sent e-mails to every trust- North Oyster meeting, Higginher frustrations clear.

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Meetings set for June 12, 17 From Page 1 they will only go to pre-scheduled PAC meetings because they don’t have time to attend special meetings.” “These are major changes we’re talking about and [they’re] elected by us,” Higginson said. “This is the time. This is when you dig deep.” Higginson agrees that changes need to be made within SD68, but she thought the “consultation period has been very non-transparent and it’s too fast for the type of changes they’re proposing to make.” “We’re not talking about building a gym or closing a library. We’re talking about fundamentally changing the way we educate students in this community. This is the only rural community in SD68, and rural schools have taken a huge hit in the last 10 years in the province. It’s not the fault of the school district. It’s the fault of the ministry. It’s the funding formula and the way it works — it sucks.” “I feel like they’ve given us an urban solution for a rural community,” Higginson concluded. “A school with 475 students is not why people choose to live in this community.” Fiona Steeves, co-chair of the North Oyster PAC, said she’s presented an alternative proposal to the school board aimed at keeping Woodbank and North Oyster schools open. “We’re looking at solutions. We’re looking at alternatives. And we’re trying to get these ideas to the school board so that we’re not just saying ‘no,’” Steeves added. Steeves requested a separate consultation meeting for North Oyster Elementary due to its location between Ladysmith and Nanaimo, but she was informed that North Oyster parents will have to attend both the Ladysmith and Cedar public consultation meetings instead. North Oyster’s PAC hasn’t been entirely stonewalled, though. Steeves said a trustee has agreed to attend their June 3 PAC meeting, “and we’ve invited senior management and any trustees to come and we know that there are some coming.” Steeves said she’s aware some parents have received no response whatsoever from SD68 trustees, adding that “I haven’t had a problem contacting them.” “I know that other people have, and so I think it may be because I can say ‘I’m a PAC co-chair,” Steeves added. Karen Fediuk, PAC chair at Ecole Davis Road (EDR) in Ladysmith, agreed that SD68’s public consulta-

tion process “is less than ideal.” At issue for Fediuk is how much time parents spend submitting their thoughts through SD68’s web-based ThoughtStream process when “we’re not clear who’s compiling it or analyzing it and if our thoughts will really appear.” Fediuk works as a researcher, conducting studies on traditional food systems and food security among Canada’s Aboriginal people. As far as she’s concerned, “[SD68] staff are not researchers and there’s a lot of opportunity for bias. They’re trying, but I would have had a lot more confidence in the current consultation if it had been done by researchers at VIU or UVic.” Fediuk doubted the effectiveness of analyzing the volume of information SD68 is likely to receive through ThoughtStream in the span of four weeks. Stage one of ThoughtStream closed May 12, Fediuk said, and SD68 was scheduled to publish its findings. The original plan was for the public to provide SD68 feedback on those findings from May 30 through June 7. By 5 p.m. Friday, SD68 had yet to re-open ThoughtStream, leaving Fediuk to suspect that “something had gone sideways.” Jeremy Kerr and Julie-Anne Richards said that as of noon on Saturday, June 1, SD68 had yet to post ThoughtStream data for feedback. Richards and Kerr’s daughter attends EDR and their son is scheduled to begin kindergarten in September. They say they are not PAC members, but they are actively involved in the consultation process. To promote the consultation process, they have created the website success4all.ca. The site offers parents a space for “collaborative brainstorming” as they attempt to draft alternatives to those listed in SD68’s EFL Plan. Richards and Kerr will compile thoughts, ideas and suggestions submitted to their site, then submit it “in batches” to Kelt prior to the final vote, they said. The consultation process continues with SD68-sanctioned meetings scheduled at Cedar Secondary Wednesday, June 12, and at Ladysmith Secondary Monday, June 17. Both meetings run from 6-9 p.m. PAC members, parents and the public can submit their thoughts on the EFL Plan to SD68 by e-mailing Cathy Kelt at ckelt@sd68.bc.ca, by faxing them to 250-741-5309 or by mailing them to School District 68 (Nanaimo-Ladysmith), 395 Wakesiah Avenue, Nanaimo, B.C., V9R 3K6.

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Grade 12 students at Chemainus Secondary School discussed their hobbies and passions with judges in hopes of winning one of 57 $1,000 scholarships available to graduating students at secondary schools in the Cowichan Valley School District during District Scholarship presentations Friday, May 31 at CSS. In top photo, Eli Eckert-Johnson details the creative process behind the promotional videos he produces for Machinima — a Los Angeles-based company dedicated to promoting games to gamers — with visiting judges. In middle photo, Shelby Henry explains her long-exposure photography techniques to judges, while above, Eric Maslen shares his lifelong passion for football with the judges. The results of the competition will be announced the night of Friday, June 21 at CSS’s graduation ceremony.

École Davis Road celebrates Wednesday École Davis Road is celebrating 50 years strong in 2013, and the school wants the whole community to come to the party. École Davis Road is celebrating its 50th anniversary with an OldTime Family Picnic Party and BBQ Extraordinaire this Wednesday (June 5) from 2:30-6:30 p.m. at the school grounds. “Come join us in this community-wide celebration of 50 fabulous years of quality education, dedication and community service,” states a press release. “École Davis Road is more than just a school, and this is more than just an anniversary party! With a nod to our past and with open arms to the present, we encourage the entire Ladysmith community to laugh and lounge with us at our Old-Time Family Picnic and BBQ Extraordinaire!” There will be live entertainment, a dunk tank, fire truck tours, old-time children’s games, raffles and prize draws, and much more. While at the picnic, alumni can take a stroll down memory lane by visiting the school’s photographic wall of history. There will be plenty of food, including complimentary hot dogs, fruit salad and popcorn for children. Salad, hot dogs and popcorn will be available for adults by donation, and there will also be catered Chinese food or Indian pakoras for $3. Those with a sweet tooth can try celebratory cake, or top their own customized waffle sundaes for $3. Proceeds from food purchases will go back to École Davis Road to help enrich students’ programs.


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From left, Don Gilson, Stewart and Maria North, and Nadine Epp-Evans receive their Good Neighbours Awards from Deputy Mayor Jillian Dashwood during the May 21 council meeting. Missing from photo is Nick Epp-Evans.

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NOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARING NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that a Public Hearing will be held on MONDAY, June 10, 2013 at 7:00 p.m. at City Hall Council Chambers, 410 Esplanade, Ladysmith, British Columbia to consider the following amendments to “Official Community Plan 2003, No. 1488” and “Town of Ladysmith Zoning Bylaw 1995, No. 1160”, as amended:

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nominated by their friends and neighbours. “Council has been recognizing people have truly gone above and beyond their duties for their neighbourhoods for many years,” Deputy Mayor Jillian Dashwood said as she presented the awards. “There are many people in our community who are dedicated to looking after their friends

and neighbours, and to recognize that the I think that is part of recipients were dothe chronicle what Ladysmith is all ing more than snow about and one of the removal, explained Ladysmith council rereasons we want to Dashwood. cently recognized five live here.” “In 2010, we received residents who have Council started rec- a letter nominating been helping their ognizing people who someone for a Snow neighbours in extraorhelped their neigh- Angels award saying dinary ways. bours with snow this person wasn’t just Stewart and Maria removal in 2006-07 an angel in winter but North, Don Gilson, and through the Snow all year round,” she Nick and Nadine EppBusters program. In said. “That prompted Evans received Good 2008, the program be- council to change the Neighbour Awards came the Snow Angels scope of the program May 21 after being to recognize individuals whose year-round help is greatly appreciated by their neighTown of Ladysmith bours.” Each year, council draws names from all the nominations to determine the five recipiNOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that a Public Hearing will be held ents. In seven years, on MONDAY, June 10, 2013 at 7:00 p.m. at City Hall there have been more Council Chambers, 410 Esplanade, Ladysmith, British Columbia than 150 nominations, to consider the following amendments to “Official Community said Dashwood. Plan 2003, No. 1488” and “Town of Ladysmith Zoning Bylaw 1995, No. 1160”, as amended:

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“Official Community Plan Bylaw 2003, No. 1488, Amendment Bylaw (No.40) 2013, No. 1816”

“Official Community Plan Bylaw 2003, No. 1488, Amendment Bylaw (No.41) 2013, No. 1818”

“Town of Ladysmith Zoning Bylaw 1995, No. 1160, Amendment Bylaw (No.91) 2013, No. 1817”

“Town of Ladysmith Zoning Bylaw 1995, No. 1160, Amendment Bylaw (No.92) 2013, No. 1819”

In general terms, the purpose of Bylaw 1816 is to amend the Official Community Plan by designating the subject property described and shown cross-hatched on the map below as ‘MultiFamily Residential’ and to place ‘Development Permit Area 4 – Multi-Family Residential (DPA 4)’ on the subject property. Bylaw 1816 also proposes that the ‘Multi-Family Residential’ designation only be achieved through density bonusing for amenities.

In general terms, the purpose of Bylaw 1818 is to amend the Official Community Plan by designating the subject properties as ‘Industrial’, and placing the properties in ‘Development Permit Area 5 – Industrial (DPA-5)’.

In general terms, the purpose of Bylaw 1817 is to amend the Zoning Bylaw by placing the ‘Multi-Family Residential (R-3) Zone’ on the subject property to permit up to five townhomes when the building is built to an Energuide 80 energy efficiency standard. Bylaw 1817 also proposes site specific amendments for the subject property. The land that is the subject of Bylaw 1816 and Bylaw 1817 is described and shown cross hatched on the map below. SUBJECT PROPERTY: Lot B, District Lot 56, Oyster District, Plan VIP65504 (340 Second Avenue)

In general terms, the purpose of Bylaw 1819 is to amend the Zoning Bylaw by placing the ‘Light Industrial Zone (I-1)’ on the subject properties to permit light industrial uses. Service station use and wholesale petroleum storage would not be permitted. It is also proposed that the existing multi-family residential design guidelines covenant be replaced by a new light industrial design guidelines covenant. The land that is the subject of Bylaw 1818 and Bylaw 1819 is described and shown cross hatched on the map below.

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The above Bylaws and draft covenant may be inspected at City Hall, 410 Esplanade, Ladysmith, British Columbia from Monday through Friday, May 24, 2013 – June 10, 2013, during normal office hours (9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.) excluding statutory holidays. Felicity Adams Director of Development Services

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Frank Limshue, Couverdon’s director of planning and zoning, and John Silins, president of the Saltair and District Ratepayers Association, look on as Ladysmith Mayor Rob Hutchins details his community’s motives for brokering a deal with Couverdon and parent company TimberWest at a public meeting May 30 in Saltair. Ladysmith has offered to expand its city limits to incorporate 710 acres of forested TimberWest property in exchange for title to 450 acres of TimberWest property adjacent to Stocking and Holland lakes — reservoirs that supply water to Ladysmith, Saltair and the Diamond Improvement District. Couverdon won’t file an application with the Town of Ladysmith for the proposed boundary expansion until later this summer, but the company’s plans have already come under fire from residents of Saltair, North Oyster and the Diamond over concerns related to water security and urban sprawl.

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t’s been a few weeks now since we ran an article about local resident Dan Cross’s proposal for an RV park, and we are hearing a bit of reaction. Cross had come up with a proposal to establish an RV park on Town of Ladysmith-owned property on your way down to Transfer Beach. His idea was to lease land from the Town for three years and operate a 54-site family-oriented RV park from May through September. Ladysmith council told Cross in early May that council is not able to pursue his proposal at this time. The Town will be updating its Waterfront Area Plan this year, and council has determined that no decisions regarding permanent or temporary use of waterfront lands will be made before the updated plan is adopted. An RV park is not part of the current Waterfront Area Plan for that area, which is from 1997. The updated Waterfront Area Plan is expected to be completed by the spring of 2014, and there’s no guarantee it will conclude that an RV park is a good fit in that location. Council says that if, after this review of the plan and the community consultation that goes along with it, an RV park is desired in the Transfer Beach area, it will “consider its options at that point.” Council has stated it would like to see an RV park somewhere in Ladysmith. Some might say the town has been studied to death — as Don Harrison does in a letter to the editor today. Studies can provide a lot of valuable information for moving forward, but the timing is unfortunate, as Ladysmith will miss out on at least this year’s tourist season and possibly next year’s as well. Whether it ends up being in that location or not, and whether it is Cross’s proposal or another one, it’s hard to deny that Ladysmith needs more places for people to stay. And it can be hard to wait patiently and watch RVs drive by. —The Chronicle

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promote growth. This may lead to resistance in both animal and human populations and increased health care costs for all Canadians — estimated at $200 million annually. Presently, the growing problem of antibiotic resistance caused by the misuse and misapplication of antibiotics has led organizations such as the World Health Organization (WHO), the Canadian Medical Association (CMA), the Ontario Medical Association (OMA), and the Canadian Veterinary Medical Association (CVMA) to express deep concerns about the future of effective antibiotic treatments without government action.  To address these concerns, New Democrats

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Editor: It took the whole front page of the paper and the story was well written but very disappointing in many ways. Mr. Dan Cross has a business ambition to revive the former RV park down by Transfer Beach. He has apparently spent quite a sum of money with studies and surveys, only to be turned down by the mayor and council. I attended council some time ago, and the main theme of my address was that area and the fact it was just a dumping ground for our works yard. I forcefully pointed out to council that it could be a great source of revenue for the town. However, Coun. Duck Paterson was not in agreement and informed me that although there was no sin in the town operating an RV park, he was against the idea. The businesses in this town are suffering a huge lack of business traffic, and I pointed out that an RV was the same as a boat, only it has four wheels and those that own and operate them must have deep pockets to afford having one. They are the very people that would leave new money in this town and help the town survive. At present, every RV bypasses Ladysmith and travels north to Parksville or Qualicum because there is no spot to park and visit in Ladysmith. The story in the paper said the council hopes to have a waterfront plan in place by 2014. This town has been studied to death with very little or no progress except the building of a bicycle path which has seen little or no use. So we put together a waterfront plan, then what? Will it languish in the pit under the council table known as the “UNDER CONSIDERATION PIT” and never receive any concrete action? I think the possibilities for that are very good indeed. This is essentially what happened to the results of the Lanark study and their suggestions. Don Harrison Ladysmith

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Duck Paterson sent us this photo of the Ladysmith Kinsmen Club members Brent Turner and Chris Saunders pressure washing the playground at Transfer Beach this past weekend. He says the club is pressure washing the playground in preparation of painting it on the June 14-15 weekend. If you’ve taken any photos you’d like to share with us, please send them to editor@ladysmithchronicle.com. Editor’s Note: Coun. Duck Paterson says he is not in favour of the Town operating an RV park and becoming involved in business and possibly being in competition with others, but, personally, he is in favour if a private enterprise wishes to operate a park.

Ladysmith is lucky Editor: Lucky Ladysmith! In particular, for the Ladysmith Resources Centre!! Barb Champagne and all the hardworking staff that continues to be so very helpful to seniors, low-income and all those requiring help and advice. Friendly and knowledgeable and very professional. Keep up the great work. We all appreciate you all! Bob Devine, et. al. Ladysmith

Compulsory voting is the solution Editor: Attempts have been made to explain why all polls were wrong for our May 14 general election. The total votes cast was about 1,630,000. Assuming a 52-percent turnout, then the total number of eligible voters must have been around 3,134,000 voters — or 1,504,000 voters stayed at home. These stay-at-home residents could have elected a totally different government of any political party. The pollsters may have polled many voters who preferred to stay at home. Instead of complaining about the various inequities with the current results, we should accept that democracy not only provides us with rights, but it also gives us responsibilities, and therefore

move to compulsory voting. Australia, using the Westminster form of government as we do, has implemented a compulsory system of voting since 1924. Are we afraid of compulsory voting? We shouldn’t be. George R. Weiss Ladysmith

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istian Amblyopia is the most common cause of visual impairment in childhood, affecting up to three per cent of the population. Previous treatments for the disorder, which lues have focused largely on covering the stronger eye in order to force the weaker

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make friends, by singing and getting out there,” said Kostamo, adding, “I think who you see on stage is who we are in person.” “I think we also have a style about the Moonshine Mollys that is good values and oldfashioned,” said Smith. Tickets for the CD release party are $10 in advance for adults and $5 for children, or $15 and $10 at the door. They are available by calling Cassandra Smith at 250-7390340 or online at www. moonshinemollys.com.

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This weekend, the Moonshine Mollys are adding to their family — this time, in compact disc form. The Cedar-area female country band is releasing its debut CD, Free as a Bird, this month and is celebrating with a CD release party Saturday, June 8 at 6 p.m. at the Cedar Community Hall. The Moonshine Mollys are Cassandra Smith, Mitra Kostamo, Denise Gray and Rene Qualizza, who all live in the Cedar and Cassidy area. The Mollys started as Smith, Kostamo and Gray in spring 2012. Gray has recently stepped away from the band to be with family, and Qualizza has taken her place at alto. Gray and Qualizza both appear on Free as a Bird. Kostamo, Smith and Qualizza have nine children between them, and they say they’re definitely all “Molly Mommys” first. “Our kids are first,” said Kostamo. “Our kids all get along too. We’re all like family, which is important. It’s nice because our kids can do stuff while we are Molly-ing away.” The Mollys started with Kostamo. “I’ve sung for years, and I had a family band; my kids grew up and decided not to play anymore, and I don’t like playing by myself, so I asked Cass and Denise at the time,” she said. “We got together and we just thought we’d do little shows around town, but it took off. Rene and I sung together for years at our church.” Qualizza was also at Smith’s wedding. “We were friends first,”

said Kostamo. The Moonshine Mollys’ CD release party on June 8 is an all-ages event, with face painting and art activities for children, a fun photo area, a concession, a bar and door prizes. The Mollys will be joined by a number of other performers ranging in styles from alt rock band to country singer-songwriter. The Cedar 4-H Club will run a food concession, and proceeds from the food will support the club. “We just want it to be like a party for people, so it will be fun and not just a sit-down concert,” said Kostamo. “It’s family-friendly. Kids are welcome because all our kids will be there.” Free as a Bird is the debut CD from the Moonshine Mollys, and it features cover songs and one original — “Free as a Bird,” which has already been receiving radio airplay. The CD was produced by Kostamo’s husband, Moses, in

their home studio, Moko Productions. “I think we wanted to showcase what we are doing live,” says Kostamo. Smith says they chose the songs they were going to cover because they are songs they care about. “A lot of them were songs we really loved,” she said. Kostamo agreed, adding they also chose songs that would showcase their talent or that people have requested. “I think it also goes along with your singing ability,” added Qualizza. “If you really enjoy the song, it makes it a lot easier to make it sound amazing. I listen to Cassandra singing, and she’s got the voice for the country type, and it just sounds awesome, and then you put the harmonies together and it works really well.” Qualizza joined the Mollys partway through recording the album after Gray took a leave of absence.

Gray is featured on much of the album, but Qualizza can be heard as well, and she did a solo on one of the tracks. “The cover Rene did is ‘Real Gone’ by Sheryl Crow and I heard her sing it live years ago and loved it, and I forced her to put it on the CD,” laughed Kostamo. “It turned out really good.” Looking ahead, the Mollys will be working on a video for “Free as a Bird” this summer, and they have a few dates lined up. The Mollys are playing the Miner’s Picnic June 22 in Nanaimo and the VIEX Main Stage in August in Nanaimo. They also plan to work on a Christmas album this summer. The Moonshine Mollys describe themselves as a band that showcases “good clean fun and old-fashioned harmonies.” “We love music, we love performing and we love meeting people; that’s how we

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Clockwise from top left, Captain Jack Sparrow and Miss Scarlett of Pirates of the Caribbean fame patrol First Avenue with fellow sea dogs Linda Brown, Dianna and Cliff Fisher, and Jim Phillips during the 2013 Pirate Walk Thursday, May 30; Jennifer Holland and her mother Emily take part in the Kinsmen Bullhead Derby during Ladysmith Kids’ Pirate Day Saturday, June 1 at the Ladysmith Maritime Society Community Marina; Kaitlin Pierce and Kamryn Grooms retreat from an unsuccessful fishing attempt thwarted by a school of savvy bait-thieving fish at Pirate Day; and Gavin and Cymone Lamontagne, who packed up their pirate garb before leaving Surrey to spend the weekend at Pirate Day with their grandparents, show off their costumes.

Celebrate our maritime heritage this weekend Lindsay Chung

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This weekend, the Ladysmith Maritime Society has planned a wide variety of activities that celebrate life on the water and this area’s rich marine history. Ladysmith Maritime Heritage Days, the second in the society’s Ladysmith Maritime Festival series, starts Friday, June 7 from 7-9 p.m. at the Ladysmith Maritime Society (LMS) Community Marina with speakers, videos and demonstrations. The festival continues Saturday, June 8 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the marina. Saturday’s offerings are varied and range from a display of heritage boats from the Ladysmith Harbour and other parts of Vancouver Island and nautical displays of several kinds to a floating maritime museum display. There will also be speakers, videos and demonstrations.

If you’d like to explore Ladysmith Harbour, this would be a great time, as there will be free harbour tours, giving you a chance to discover parts of the bay accessible only by boat, as well as learn about Ladysmith’s maritime history and view wildlife. Author, boater, and radio host Catherine Dook will be at the marina to share her boating adventures and her latest books. As a preview of next year’s planned Ladysmith Seafood Fest, there will be a seafood lunch Saturday from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. featuring steamed clams in a wine sauce, and oyster burgers with salads. Ladysmith Maritime Heritage Days chair Rob Pinkerton is excited that about 15 “very nice” heritage boats will be coming to the LMS Community Marina, and people will have a chance to step aboard and find out all about their stories.

One boat Pinkerton is particularly interested in is Deerleap, an 80-foot Hoffner Beaching pleasure craft built in 1929. “It’s an American boat, and the owner, apparently all he does is want people to look at his boat,” he said. “Everything is crystal. It has quite a history through the wars and sinkings.” Pull Toy is a “very cute” boat that used to be a fire tug down in Seattle and has been fully restored, according to Pinkerton. Then there’s Tamarack, an expurse seiner fisheries boat that is now a pleasure craft. “She is the sister ship of the old seine boat that used to be on the $5 bill,” said Pinkerton. The owner of Jelly Bean, a 32foot sailboat, sells rope work, and Pinkerton says there will be a “really nice” display of rope mats, monkey’s fists, key chains and decorative rope and knot work. Pinkerton is also excited

to have the flagship of the Cowichan Wooden Boat Society, Halcyon, a 38-foot cutter, at the Maritime Days, along with Vigorous, a big tugboat that is now a pleasure craft. “It’s going to be a fun day for people who want to look at boats,” said Pinkerton. “These are people who — maybe not all of them, but often — have tons of money, and they spend it on their boats and love to show them to people.” The Ladysmith Royal Canadian Marine Search and Rescue will be at the LMS Community Marina, taking people out on its fast responder and doing rescue demonstrations. In the marina parking lot, Ladysmith’s Harry Blackstaff will be displaying antique engines, and members of the Mid-Island Tract and Equipment Club will have a number of old working engines and a ferris wheel to share with the crowd.

“I’m really looking forward to those,” said Pinkerton. A Native carver and knitter from Penelakut Island will be coming, and there will be many other demonstrations and showcases. There will also be two guest speakers during the afternoon. At 12:30 p.m., Ben Mikkelsen will speak about cruising Alaska. The next speaker will be Russ Franson, an instructor at Camosun College and shipwright who is restoring an old West Coast troller. He will speak about boat restorations at 2 p.m. Tony Grove of Gabriola Island will be at the marina to talk about his work restoring Dorothy, a sailing vessel that Pinkerton says is considered the oldest vessel in Canada that is still working. There will also be live music throughout the day. “It’s going to be tons of fun,” said Pinkerton.


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Orcas set new Horth excelling at next level club records Lindsay Chung

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The Ladysmith-Chemainus Orcas Swim Club stockpiled a store of new club records and best times while competing at three May meets. Their winning streak began with Island Swimming’s longcourse Medley Challenge at the Saanich Commonwealth Pool May 11 and 12. Tw e l v e - y e a r- o l d Shane Valic and his teammate Faith Knelson, 11, scored two club records apiece in Saanich. Valic set new Orcas records in 50 Fly (38.80 seconds) and 200 IM (3:09.32) while Knelson set new club standards for 50 Free (29.90) and 50 Breast (36.48). Orcas coach Dusan Toth-Szabo said swimmers were ranked based on aggregate times at the Medley Challenge — the total combined time it took swimmers to complete either 50 metres or 100 metres each of Free, Breast, Fly and Back — and Knelson added a top age-group aggregate time to her club record tally. Toth-Szabo said all of his swimmers improved at least some of their times at the Medley Challenge, but 11-year-old Noah Herle posted the biggest improvements overall. Herle dropped close to seven seconds off his 50

Free time (37.07) and 12 seconds off his personal best in 50 Fly (48.54). One week later, Knelson competed as the club’s lone representative at the Hyack Festival Youth Cup in New Westminster. Knelson posted improved times in eight of 13 swims, finishing second overall in 100 Breast (1:18.90) and first in 50 Free (28.81). Knelson set four new club records in the process — two of which were improvements of records she set previously, TothSzabo said — and now ranks in the top three in Canada in a total of nine events. Toth-Szabo said Knelson holds “three firsts, three seconds and three thirds among 11-year-olds in Canada” and in 50 Breast, she’s ranked first in Canada for girls aged 12 and under. “That’s a good thing, Toth-Szabo added, “because we have the nationals coming up and at nationals, she’ll compete as a 12-and-under.” Eight Orcas attended an “in-house” meet hosted by the Campbell River Killer Whales May 26 that Orcas coach Aisha Alsop described as “the best meet ever.” The one-day meet ran from 8 a.m. until noon, Alsop said, and resulted in 10-yearold Ethan Alsop —Aisha’s son — earning his first AA time.

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Mairi Horth considers soccer her getaway. And that getaway sure seems to be agreeing with her. The 18-yearold from Ladysmith just completed her first year of university soccer with the UBC Okanagan Heat, winning a silver medal at the provincials and being named a Pacific Western Athletic Association (PACWEST) all-star. “Horth has excelled as both a central midfielder and also up front, doing a fantastic job in both spots,” an article on the UBC Okanagan (UBCO) website states. “With her tremendous work ethic, speed and great individual skills, she has caused difficulties for opposing teams as she takes them on one versus one on the wings. Her hard work pays off as she sets up her teammates for goals — many of them late in the game, salvaging a win or a tie.” Horth, who grew up in Ladysmith and graduated from Brentwood College School, has been playing soccer since she was little. “I remember being tiny, playing when you’re like five and the long T-shirts, oranges at half-time,” she laughed. Growing up, Horth played many other sports, including volleyball, basketball, track and field, and cross country running. She always loved soccer, playing school soccer at Brentwood,

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Mairi Horth, seen here following a Mid-Isle Highlanders FC game against TSS Academy Sunday, June 2 in Ladysmith and battling for the ball in midfield during the game, was named a PACWEST all-star in her first season with the UBC Okanagan Heat. house league soccer get into UBCO because was very welcoming, is playing with the Midin Ladysmith, rep soc- I didn’t hear back until and she has noticed a Isle Highlanders FC in cer in Nanaimo, metro June; it was really late difference in the level the Pacific Coast Socleague in Nanaimo and compared to February of play in university. cer League. Victoria and Super Y or whatever it was for “They couldn’t have “I really like it,” she summer league. UVic, so I just assumed been any nicer, and said. “The girls are re“I guess when I’m out I didn’t get in,” she said. the coaching staff is ally fun, and the coachthere, it is the only “I went there know- fantastic too,” she said. es are awesome.” thing there,” she said. ing nothing about the “It’s a lot faster than Horth’s father Gord is “I don’t really think of school or the soccer metro and Super Y. I proud to see his daughanything else; it’s kind team. It was kind of out like to be challenged, ter move up to the next of like a getaway for of the blue I guess, but so it’s good for me.” level. me. I just love play- I think it was a better While at university, “At the end of the day, ing. It’s the only sport fit for me to leave the Horth’s goals are to what you’re happy to I haven’t gotten bored Island and get out of complete her nursing see is they’re playing of.” my comfort zone a bit.” degree without com- a game they enjoyed Horth says she alHorth says she loved plications and keep im- playing as a youth, and ways wanted to play her first year at UBCO. proving on the field. they’re excelling,” he university soccer. “The team was great,” “For soccer, I would said. “I think I always want- she said. “It was a like to try to get allHe says it’s great for ed to keep going with it really good fit. It’s a star again,” she said. Mairi to be able to and see where it would small university, which “Hopefully, score a lot come back to the Istake me,” she said. I think is better for me.” more goals this year, land in the off-season “For a bit, I really wantThe Heat finished but other than that, and play high-level soced to go to the States to second in the league working hard and just cer with girls she has play soccer.” and won silver at the keep improving.” played with or against As high school gradu- PACWEST Provincial This summer, Horth for years. ation neared, Horth Championships. Horth applied to the nursing played in all 14 regular The Ladysmith programs at UBCO, season games, scoring which is in Kelowna, two goals, and played Sportsmen’s Club and the University of in both Provincial is hosting Victoria (UVic). Championship games. “I didn’t think I would Horth says the team

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CAREER OPPORTUNITIES

FAMILY ANNOUNCEMENTS

FAMILY ANNOUNCEMENTS

FUNERAL HOMES

FUNERAL HOMES

Telford’s

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.

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COMMUNITY ANNOUNCEMENTS

250-245-5553

LEGALS

QUAD L Enterprises Ltd. has a job opening for a: Vegetation Control Supervisor in the Cariboo/Valemount Area. Responsibilities include but are not limited to: Planning and implementation of all aspects of control projects. Expertise to provide training and supervision to employees. Following all Health, Safety and Environment policies and procedures. The ideal candidate will have experience in the industryas a Certified Arborist and have current safety certifications Please submit resumes including a current driver’s abstract to: hr@isley.ca

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PUBLIC NOTICE OF OPEN HOUSE PROPOSED ROGERS TELECOMMUNICATIONS FACILITY 60 METRE SELF-SUPPORT STRUCTURE PROPOSED STRUCTURE: As part of the public consultation process required by industry Canada, Rogers is inviting the public to comment on a proposed telecommunications facility consisting of a 60 metre self-support tower and ancillary radio equipment. TOWER LOCATION: 4300 Thicke Road, Ladysmith BC V9G 1X5 (PID: 025-601-946). OPEN HOUSE LOCATION: Eagles Hall, 921 1st Avenue, Ladysmith, BC V9G 1A5 DATE: June 13, 2013 TIME: 5:00 pm to 7:30 pm

Location of Telecommunications Facility

COORDINATES: Lat: N48.952942 Long: W-123.784314 ANY PERSON may comment by close of business day on July 2, 2013 with respect to this matter. ROGERS CONTACT: Further information can be obtained by contacting Kiersten Enemark, Director, Land & Municipal Affairs, Standard Land Company Inc. Agents for Rogers, Suite 610-688 West Hastings Street, Vancouver, BC V6B 1P1 Tel: 1 (877) 687-1102 • Fax: (604) 687-1339 • Email: commentsbc@standardland.com

MEDICAL/DENTAL

Registered Nurses Bayshore Home Health

Bayshore Home Health is currently seeking RN’s for all shifts, in the Nanaimo area to work with children with complex care needs who may have a tracheostomy and ventilation. If you love working with children, we would be delighted to hear from you. Pediatric experience is an asset and we do offer client specific training, as well as trach/vent courses. Please send your resume and cover letter to: pedsvancouver@ bayshore.ca or Fax to: 1-866-686-7435

SALES PROFESSIONAL SALES Consultants. Central Alberta’s leading Ford dealer requires two professional sales associates. We maintain a large inventory of new and used vehicles and friendly country atmosphere with big city sales volume. We are closed Sundays and all Statutory Holidays. We offer a competitive pay plan with an aggressive bonus structure, salary guarantee and moving allowance. Attention: Dean Brackenbury, GSM. Email: dbrackenbury@denhamford.com

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HELP WANTED An Alberta OilďŹ eld Company is hiring dozer and excavator operators, Lodging and meals provided. Drug testing required. Call (780)723-5051 Edson,Alta.

THE LEMARE GROUP is accepting resumes for the following positions: • Coastal CertiďŹ ed Hand Fallers -camp positions • Coastal CertiďŹ ed Bull Buckers (Falling) – Includes Vehicle/Accommodations • Grapple Yarder Operator • Boom Boat Operator • Chasers • Hooktenders • Hand Buckers – dryland sort experience an asset • Log Loader Operator • Grader Operator • Heavy Duty Mechanics • Off highway truck drivers Fulltime camp with union rates/benefits. Please send resumes by fax to 250-9564888 or email to office@lemare.ca

PART TIME caretaker for 14 unit apartment. NO SMOKING; NO PETS. Experience required includes maintenance and cleaning. Caretaker suite on premises. Position avail. Aug 1, 2013. Apply to CSCHS, PO Box 92, Chemainus, BC, V0R 1K0. Posting closes June 14, 2013.

SURINTENDANT / SURINTENDANT de detachement de la Marine. La flotte auxiliaire des forces canadiennes, une composante civile du ministère de la Defense nationale, cherche des gestionnaires marins pour des postes situes a Nanoose Bay et Victoria sur l’ile de Vancouver, en Colombie-Britannique. Les candidats interesses doivent postuler en ligne a travers le site internet de la Commission de la fonction publique du Canada, Reference n DND13J-008697000065, le processus de selection # 13-DND-EAESQ-373623, Surintendant / Surintendant de detachement de Marine. Les candidats doivent posseder toutes les qualifications essentielles enumerees dans la publicite en ligne et remplir la demande dans les delais prescrits. http://jobs-emplois.gc.ca/ index- eng.htm

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Upper Island Soccer Association is currently accepting applications for the position of Administrator. Please refer to www.uisoccer.org for a detailed job description. Send resume and cover letter via email to: Mr. Kevin Cowie, President Upper Island Soccer Association Email address: cowiek@shaw.ca Closing Date: June 15, 2013 We wish to thank all applicants however only those under consideration will be contacted.


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PLUMBING

RIVER FLY FISHING GUIDE Avid fly fisher, jet and drift boats experience an asset. Remote lodge in BC. Email resume and references to: tsylos@tsylos.com

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

CAREER OPPORTUNITIES

CAREER OPPORTUNITIES

MARINE SUPERINTENDENT/Detachment Superintendent, Canadian Forces Auxiliary Fleet, a civilian component of the Department Of National Defence, seeks Marine Managers for positions in Nanoose Bay and Victoria (Vancouver Island), British Columbia. Online applications only through the Public Service Commission of Canada website, Reference# DND13J008697-000065, Selection Process# 13-DND-EAESQ-373623, Marine Superintendent/Detachment Superintendent. Applicants must meet all essential qualifications listed and complete the application within the prescribed timelines. **http://jobs-emplois.gc.ca/ index-eng.htm.

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TWO FULL-TIME positions available immediately for an Import Auto dealer in the interior of BC. Service Advisor minimum 2-3 years experience. Apprentice or Journeyman Technician - Both applicants must have good attitude, quality workmanship. Email: moejam@telus.net.

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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:

Maintenance Supervisor Falling & Bucking Supervisor Grapple Yarder Operator Line Loader Operator Excavator Operator Grader Operator Heavy Duty Mechanics Detailed job postings can be viewed at

http://www.westernforest.com/building-value/our-people-employment/careers 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:

OFFICE SUPPORT CLERK AN Administrative Assistant is needed for our administrative department. Send resumes to: scymrn@live.com

TRADES, TECHNICAL KLASSIC AUTOBODY (Hay River, NT) seeking Working Shop Foreman/Assistant Manager - Oversee Bodyshop, estimations, quality/safety, teamplayer. $37-$42 hourly + OT, company matched pension plan, benefits. Apply to: employment@kinglandford.com Fax: 867-874-2843. LUMBER Inspectors - Supervisor required (CMSA). BC Central Interior Locations. Excellent salary, benefits and potential for advancement. Please submit your resume to forestry2012@hotmail.com

Technician required for Central Interior dealership. Preference to techs with GM experience. Email resume to: t_tugnum@hotmail.com

VOLUNTEERS

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HAULING AND SALVAGE

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DELIVERIES HAULING/JUNK REMOVAL MOVING JOBS WELCOME

Red Cedar log ends. 6-7 chords,$150 Cedar & Ladysmith. Ph 250-245-8848 or email tim.1953@hotmail.com SEASONED FIREWOOD Vancouver Island’s largest firewood producer offers firewood legally obtained during forest restoration, large cords. Help restore your forest, Burndrywood.com 1-877-902-WOOD.

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HOME IMPROVEMENTS

PERSONAL SERVICES

FLOORING SALE

REAL ESTATE

ASTROLOGY/PSYCHICS

Lowest Prices Guaranteed! Laminates - $0.59/sq ft Engineered - $1.99 sq ft Hardwood - $2.79 sq ft

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HOUSEHOLD SERVICES

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FOR SALE by owner- Beach Drive Chemainus- Creekside 1100 sq ft main, open plan kitchen/dining. Oak floors, living room, 2 bdrms up, 2 down 1.5 baths. Finished basement, detached dbl garage. Walk to schools, beach & park. Shopping close by. $304,900. Call 250-246-9370 after 6 PM.

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

Englewood Forest Operation Woss, BC

Application Deadline: Thursday, June 6, 2013 Reference Code: General Foreman – EFO As only short-listed candidates will be contacted, WFP thanks you in advance for your interest in our Company.

FUEL/FIREWOOD FIR FIREWOOD. $170 cord. Split and delivered. Call (250) 210-0384 (anytime).

VARIOUS SECOND hand household items at Red’s Emporium. Furniture, tools, dishes, etc. 19 High St, Ladysmith. Call 250-245-7927.

GENERAL FOREMAN

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KENMORE 11 cu ft upright deep freeze $200, almond 17 cu ft fridge $150, 22 cu ft fridge $300, 30” almond range $125, white 30” range $150. White 24” range $200. 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.

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WFP offers a competitive salary, a comprehensive benefit and pension package and the potential to achieve annual performance rewards. Please reply in confidence, citing Reference Code: Human Resource Department Facsimile: 1.866.840.9611 Email: resumes@westernforest.com

APPLIANCES

VOLUNTEERS WANTED urgently for Ladysmith Museum to greet visitors in 4 hour shifts, 12 pm to 4 pm. Come and learn about Ladysmith’s history and meet interesting people from all over the world. Ph. 250-245-0100 or 250-245-7738

Human Resource Department Facsimile: 1.866.840.9611 Email: resumes@westernforest.com

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. Detailed job posting can be viewed at:

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LADYSMITH- 3 bdrms, 2 bath, 6 year old roof, 2200sq ft, lrg sun deck w/ocean view, close to all amenities, quiet no through road, needs TLC, Reduced for quick sale, $225,000. 250-245-4155.

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RENTALS

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TRANSPORTATION

FOR SALE BY OWNER

HOMES WANTED

HOMES FOR RENT

SUITES, LOWER

CARS

WE BUY HOUSES

LADYSMITH, MODERN 3 bdrm, 1 bath, no step bungalow, 4 appls, carpet, woodstove, private yard, carport, nicely landscaped, $1100 mo + utils. Call (250)246-4264.

BEAUTIFUL CLEAN one bedroom basement suite with gas fp, new kitchen, in-suite laundry and hot tub. Looking for non smoking quiet person. $850 includes heat and hydro. Pet negotiable. 250-713-6969

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

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!

Call: 1-250-616-9053

$1100/mth: A-1118 2nd Ave, Ladysmith. Upper duplex, 2 bdrm plus small office,nice view

RENTALS

$800/mth: #5-5311 Cassidy Rd., Cedar. 3 beds, 1 bath. Mobile Home

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APARTMENT/CONDO 2 bedroom Apt for rent on Tree’s Property on the Alberni hwy $600.00 per month 250-954-9547

Chemainus: Ashley Court. Ground flr unit, 2 bdrm, 5 appliances. Sm pet ok, avail. now. $775/mo 250-924-6966. Ladysmith: 1 & 2 bdrm apt, heat incl., n/p, ref’s required. The Villa 250-245-3583. Ladysmith: 1 & 2 bdrm suites from $700/mo incl. heat & hot water, ocean views, sm pets ok. Ask about our incentives. 250-668-9086. LADYSMITH: 2bdrm apt. 53+ senior block, well maintained, 1000sq.ft., oceanview, drapes, new carpet/cabinets, W/D, F/S. N/P, N/S. Avail. June. $775 +hydro. 250-758-5816. LADYSMITH NEWLY reno’d 2 bdrm, bright, clean, nice patio, inclds W/D hookup, $695. Avail now. 250-245-5251.

HOUSES FOR SALE 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 smartytwo@hotmail.com

LADYSMITH: STUDIO pad, own private ent. 4 piece bathroom, lrg deck. Incld’s all utils, cable, W/D & wifi. NP/NS. Quiet. $550. (250)245-0295. Meicor Properties Chemainus: Lockwood Villa. Well kept bldg, ocean view, 1 bdrm avail. now & June 1st, $625, N/S, 1 sm pet welcome. 55+. 250-246-1033. www.meicorproperties.com

DUPLEXES/4PLEXES RENOVATED 3 bdrm duplex, large yard, 2 baths, F/S, W/D hook-up, refs req., $950/month plus utilities (250)754-9279

HOMES FOR RENT WE’RE ON THE WEB

Royal LePage Nanaimo Realty (Ladysmith)

BRAND NEW Carriage house 1000 sq.ft. New appliances, wood & tile floors, deck. $975./mo. (250)210-2714.

SUITES, UPPER LADYSMITH: LARGE 1-bdrm. W/D. Available immediately. N/S. $575/mo. 250-924-3349.

TRANSPORTATION AUTO FINANCING

$1300/mth: 225 Symonds Street, Ladysmith. Upper duplex, 4 beds, 2 baths $1300/mth: 11145 Chemainus Rd., Saltair, 3 beds, 2 bath. Ocean front home.

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SWAP MEET

Sunday, June 9th, 8am-2pm Parksville Curling Club in the Parksville Community Park. Cars & Parts, Antiques & Collectibles, Concession, Free Parking $2 Admission Sponsored by: LAIRD WHEATON GM

Beyond Your Expectations

1958 FAIRPLANE 351w with O/D, all new brakes, tires, floor mats, 2 tone paint and clear coat. Invested 18k. Sacrifice $15,000. Call 250-949-6753 5pm to 6pm only. RECREATIONAL VEHICLES FOR SALE

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$700/mth: #14-76 Mill St. Nanaimo. Apartment, 2 beds, 1 bath.

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$975/mth: #22-711 Malone Rd. Ladysmith. 3 bed Townhouse. Avail. Aug 1, 2013. More information at: Royal LePage Property Management 528 1st Avenue Ladysmith, BC www.johnmakesrealestateeasy.com

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2008 Outback Trillium holiday trailer. Fridge, stove, furnace, awning, water heater and many options. $10,800 obo. 250-912-0141.

BOATS

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

RECREATION

Spots available at great rates. Daily, weekly, monthly. Pool, Hot tub, exercise room, laundry, putting green, hiking, fishing. Free coffee in one of the best clubhouses on the island. Nanaimo area. www.resortonthelake.com 250-754-1975 or

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$89,900 Carefree living at Cassidy

1982 Aquastar 26’ Cabin cruiser, with command bridge. Engine Volvo 260 (Chev 305) with 290 leg. Propane stove/oven, double sink, hydraulic steering, ceramic toilet with 9 gal holding tank, macerator (new). Sleeps 4. New canvas. Lots of storage, new horn, new water pump, superb battery charger. Large access door to engine compartment, serviced by mechanic for the past 4 yrs. Price: $10,000.00 for this superb boat!!! Must sell by the end of this month! Call Art 250-245-4559 Ladysmith.

LADYSMITH, ROOM avail, all inclusive, share kitchen and bath, ideal for retirees or seniors, small pets welcome w/ conditions, refs req’d, $400 mo. Call (250)616-2345 (Ray).

SHARED ACCOMMODATION LADYSMITH, OWN room in house, reno’d, all utils & wifi incl’d, N/P, N/S, ref’s, mature adult, $550. (250)245-0295.

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LADYSMITH GOLF COURSE - Ladies' Golf: Come join us on Tuesday mornings at 9:45. We have fun! Call the Club House at 250 245 7313 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 CLUB - is hosting a “Family Shooting Workshop” with live models. Bring your gear and join us for some posing and shooting practice on Tues, June 25, 7 pm, in Hardwick Hall, High St at 3rd Ave in Ladysmith. Everyone welcome. Non-members $5 drop-in fee. LCC invites new members, novice to pro. www.LadysmithCameraClub. com

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

2 bedroom 2 bath with plenty of updates. 2 large shops, storage galore - backing onto greenspace.

New Listing Asking $192,500 Great 3 bedroom 2 bath town-home with oodles of updates in Crystal Court. Flooring, paint, counters, fixtures - the list goes on.

Water view lot on Lake Cowichan $94,900

Fabulous price for this large easy build lot. Underground services, sewer to lot line.

Don’t delay! Call Cyndi today 250-245-2252

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“I think it would be a really good idea and I think [Transfer Beach] would be a really good location. It’s not really being used for anything. It’s close to the park and it’s close to the beach and it’s a good location for Ladysmith.”

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“I’d like to see more stuff in “I think that an RV park is sometown, without a doubt. I’d like thing that should be very serito see more revenue brought in, ously considered. There used to more opportunities for everybe one. It was a good idea then body, but I just don’t know and I think it can be a good about an RV park at Transfer idea again. If nothing else, it Beach. I think it would be nice would give tourists a place to just to have Transfer Beach as park and camp, to enjoy the a playground, maybe with an beach. And it would increase outdoor pool. That might be a the number of people who better way to go. Something would be at the beach in the more for the residents of the evenings and maybe there’d be town than for vacationers.” a reduction in the incidence of vandalism. I think it’s a good idea.”

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• Congratulations to the • Ladysmith is hosting its commodations Association is Ladysmith Kinsmen, who won third annual “Be a Home Town inviting everyone to browse the District Service Award for Tourist Weekend” June 15 and eight wonderful places to stay all of B.C. in recognition of the 16. On this weekend, you can on a Tour of Local Accomplayground project they built enjoy free events, plus dis- modations Saturday, June 15. at Brown Drive/Kin Park. The count on activities, attractions, For more information, visit award was presented at the dining and more. Visit www. www.ladysmith-bc-accom BC District Convention on the take5.ca/hometowntourist/ modations.com or visit the May long weekend in Port Co- for more information. Ladysmith Chamber of Comquitlam. • The Ladysmith Area Ac- merce office on First Avenue.

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