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Cadets from Royal Canadian Air Cadets Squadron 257 Ladysmith lead nearly 300 cadets in a Vancouver Island Wing Squadron and Band Parade along First Avenue Sunday, Sept. 22. Here, they salute reviewing officer Rear Admiral William Truelove, commander of Maritime Forces Pacific, in front of the Royal Canadian Legion. Cadets from 10 squadrons from Vancouver Island and Powell River took part in the parade, which was followed by a military inspection inside Aggie Hall. For more photos from the 70th Anniversary Event, please see page 10. LINDSAY CHUNG

Tour de Rock rolls into Ladysmith Sept. 30 Nick Bekolay THE CHRONICLE

The Tour de Rock entourage rolled out of Port Alice Sunday morning on the first leg of their 1,000-kilometre journey south to Victoria. Following a west coast detour this coming weekend, TDR is scheduled to depart Nanaimo for Ladysmith and Chemainus on the morning of Monday, Sept. 30. In the lead up to TDR’s arrival, local organizers are busy overseeing a multi-faceted fundraising and awareness campaign. Front and centre is the Wall of Heroes, a mural located at the Ladysmith and District Credit Union that will serve as the backdrop for Ladysmith’s welcome ceremony when TDR arrives Monday afternoon. TDR committee member Kim Judson said anyone interested in having a cancer hero’s name memorialized on the Wall of Heroes can do so by donating $50 to TDR. Kelly Everill returns to Ladysmith this Wednesday (Sept. 25) to complete the mural, Judson said, and it

may only take a day or two for her to add the 70 names registered to date. As a result, Judson advised anyone wanting to see their hero’s name added to the wall prior to the mural’s unveiling Sept. 30 to register with the LDCU prior to Sept. 25. A second fundraising option is the Adopt-A-Rider program. By donating $50 to TDR prior to Sept. 30, the Ladysmith Downtown Business Association will assign a donor a rider, make up an “encouragement poster,” and provide professional photos. Judson said that rider adoptions can be arranged by contacting Teresa McKinley at the Chronicle. Vancouver Island Insurance Centre is contributing to the TDR effort by sponsoring a bike draw, Judson added. By donating to TDR before Sept. 30, donors will be eligible to win one of three bikes up for grabs. To sign up for the draw, contact Adele at Ladysmith VIIC. Local eateries are contributing to the cancer-fighting cause, too, Judson said. Printingdun Beanery at First Avenue and Roberts Street is donating the proceeds of every chicken sandwich sold from now through Sept.

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30, Judson added, while Tim Horton’s is donating the proceeds of any Smile Cookies sold until Sept. 30 to TDR. Ladysmith Secondary School will make its contribution via an Open Mic Night scheduled for 6:30 p.m. this Thursday (Sept. 26) at LSS. Admission is by donation, and all proceeds will go to TDR. LSS principal Dave Street, meanwhile, will spend Sept. 28-30 camped out on a scissor lift in the LDCU parking lot to raise money and awareness for TDR, Judson said. Lonely though he may be, Street can count on Ladysmith Fire/Rescue to keep him company as he embarks on his journey through low earth orbit. Ladysmith Fire/Rescue will host a community barbecue and TDR fundraiser Sept. 28 from 4-7 p.m. in the LDCU parking lot. The grand finale begins when the TDR riders roll into Ladysmith Monday afternoon sometime between 1:30 and 2 p.m., Judson said. After a brief stop at Tim Horton’s, the riders will proceed to the LDCU parking lot where they will be greeted by Ladysmith’s finest. See Expect Page 4

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Chemainus Eight months after fire destroyed the original operation, Profab celebrates grand reopening in Chemainus River Bridge Peter Rusland is on time, on THE CHRONICLE budget Chemainus River’s new bridge project is on time and on budget, despite contrary reports, North Cowichan’s mayor says. “That’s simply not true,” Jon Lefebure said of notions finishing $5-million rural span between Mural Town and Crofton was delayed due to a lack of steel. “it’s on time and on budget.” There was a brief delay in starting replacement of the former wooden bridge “due to hydro work, and the incident of electrocution of a man,” he said of the injury accident about two months ago. “Completion was to be Oct. 15, and there could be a slight delay. The contractor is responsible for being on budget, and far as we know, they are.” — Peter Rusland

Jason LeRoy toasted the grand reopening of his Chemainus log-trailer manufacturing plant earlier this month after fire destroyed his original operation in January. Sipping a cold beer, LeRoy and his staff greeted friends, customers and suppliers at Profab Manufacturing Ltd.’s new location at 9366 Smiley Rd. where LeRoy figured his firm has actually boosted its manufacturing capacity — in square footage that increased fourfold — after the early-morning blaze at 3128 Hope Pl. “We’ll definitely be able to increase capacity,” said LeRoy, whose company makes trailers for timber rigs from across B.C. Profab’s staff roster has risen to 23 from the previous 17 when it ran at its former leased shop. LeRoy bought a bigger site in May, and continued working during insurance negotiations — concerning the value of lost tools and other gear, plus trailer in progress, and other Profab property — and construction of the new operation. Veteran staffer Janice Gowanlock survived the whole ordeal and looked on the sunny side of Profab’s phoenix. “It may have been a blessing in disguise,” she said, echoing LeRoy’s relief no one was injured in the blaze fought by crews from Chemainus, Crofton, and Ladysmith fire halls. “After the investigation, it was ‘cause unknown,’” LeRoy said. “They basically figure it was a short in the electrical under the floor of the mezzanine.” But keeping customers happy and staff work-

Two women suffered non-life threatening injuries Sunday, Sept. 22 when their SUV rolled on the Trans-Canada Highway south of Chemainus, Crofton’s fire chief says. Lee Burridge said the mishap occurred on wet pavement at around 1:30 p.m. in the highway’s northbound lane, about a halfkilometre south of Mural Town. The wreck allegedly saw a Chev Blazer hit a car, then roll. The crash caused what Burridge called extensive damage to the car’s rear-end, leaving the flipped Blazer blocking the highway for about half an hour. Crofton firefighters attended the scene. They were backed by Chemainus fire hall’s rescue truck in case the Jaws of life were needed to remove folks from the wreckage. “The two females got out of their cars themselves,” he said. The pair was taken to Cowichan District Hospital with unknown injuries, while North Cowichan/Duncan RCMP sorted out the cause.

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Jason LeRoy and Profab Manufacturing Ltd. are back in business after a devastating fire destroyed the original Chemainus operation back in January. Profab celebrated its grand reopening in a new, larger location on Smiley Road earlier this month. PETER RUSLAND ing was described by LeRoy as a big juggling act in the fire’s aftermath. “Just days after, we had an office set up in my house. The (daily) logistics were pretty tough to deal with among our supervisors,” he said. “Basically, we had a lot of great neighbours that lent us tools and made some space in their

shops. By the next week, we were working out of three different places in the (Chemainus) industrial park.” Meanwhile, Gowanlock was glad Profab is basically back to normal after eight months of post-fire turmoil. “We’ll let you know in a year,” she said.


The Ladysmith RCMP is asking the public for information after a busy weekend dealing with a rave on Spruston Road. On the night of Saturday, Sept. 21, Ladysmith RCMP members “were kept very busy providing services to a rave, which was situated at or near the west end of Spruston Road, just north of the Nanaimo Airport,” Staff Sgt. Dave Herman stated in a press release. The rave, and the issues arising from it, went on until almost the daylight hours of Sunday morning, he noted. “During the evening, a significant number of unlawful alcohol, illicit drug and illicit drug paraphernalia seizures were made at a police road check point leading directly up to the area of the rave,” said Herman. At the same time, Ladysmith RCMP also responded to other calls for service, including two other independent complaints of a man yelling for help from the same general area as the rave. “When this man was located, with the assistance of residents in the area, he fled on foot from police prior to our members being able to establish full control of the situation,” said Herman. “It is suspected he was under the influence of either drugs, alcohol or both.” An RCMP police dog was summoned into the area but could not locate the man, who was described as a white adult male, and the man’s identity is not known. RCMP believe the man got out of the area

Ladysmith RCMP Staff Sgt. Dave Herman sent this photo of the suspected site of a rave at or near the west end of Spruston Road and the garbage left behind by the participants. The rave took place Saturday, Sept. 21 and lasted into the early-morning hours of Sunday, Sept. 22. PHOTO SUBMITTED of his own means and is not in any danger, according to the press release. Anyone with information with respect to

the organizers of these raves or the identity of this unknown male is requested to contact the Ladysmith RCMP at 250-245-2215.

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Driver being investigated for impaired driving Ashley Degraaf

“Charges are pend- have been a “head-on” ing, and the investiga- collision, and one of tion is continuing.” the passengers was One person was initially trapped in A victim is in stable condition after a Sept. been airlifted to Vic- their vehicle. The extent of inju18 head-on collision toria General Hospinear Crofton, police tal following the seri- ries, types of vehicles, ous accident near the and other details say. “As of last night, the Crofton Road and Hay were not released by victim is in stable Road intersection in press time. Stuart confirmed, condition in hospital,” Crofton shortly after however, one driver an e-mail from North 1 a.m., police said. Stuart said the ac- is being investigated Cowichan/Duncan cident appeared to for impaired driving. Cpl. Jon Stuart says. the chronicle

Members of the BC Jeep Club recently cleaned up more than two metric tons of scrap metal and trash from Chemainus River Provincial Park. Photo Submitted

Two tons of trash collected Nick Bekolay

BCJC global modera- the scrap metal it had Manness sought and tor, said this year’s collected and combin- received sponsorship cleanup effort led to ing those funds with funding for a cleanup Members of the BC the removal of 4,642 donations from both from local businesses Jeep Club (BCJC) pounds of garbage BCJC members and before posting the idea to the BCJC’s hauled more than two and 650 pounds of the public. The idea for an an- forum to gauge her metric tons of scrap scrap metal from the nual cleanup originat- fellow four-wheel enmetal and trash from riverside park. On top of its mas- ed during the summer thusiasts’ level of inChemainus River Provincial Park during sive cleanup effort, of 2012, Manness said, terest. The response she retheir second annual the club raised $330 when she noticed the cleanup and toy run for the President’s “horrendous amount ceived from the club’s Choice Children’s of garbage” dumped 5,000 members was Sept. 14. “overwhelming,” ManCathi Manness, a Charity by cashing in in the park. ness explained, and what followed was GROWING FOR FIND SHOP the BCJC’s inaugural US ON THE HEART OF LOCALLY cleanup event on Oct. VANCOUVER ISLAND! Gold 28, 2012. Jumbo Island Large a r Combining 3,600 t Swee Ex Eggs assorte pounds of scrap metBrown Onionst d flavours al and 2,000 pounds of f s n o o Cart garbage collected by r 2 lb of 1 the club in 2012 with Winte refuse removed •Yukon Go Keeperrs the this year brings the ld • Red • K Sprout ll e club’s total contris s u r e n B nebec • bution to a cleaner P otatoes Stalks park to an astounding Our Own Winter Squash 10,892 pounds — just Your e Choic shy of five metric Eleven-year-old LIS student Corey Cross plans to have his formidable locks tons. chopped off alongside five fellow TDR supporters Monday, Sept. 30 as the Tour Manness credited de Rock rolls into town. lb Nick Bekolay the support of nuHarvesting Daily Our Own merous Vancouver Island businesses with making their cleanup From Page 1 entire TDR team will attend the 20 lb bag effort possible, inFollowing an official welcome event, Judson said, offering guests cluding the follow- that will include an RCMP– a chance to meet and mingle with Golden Ripe Juicy ing Duncan-based Ladysmith Fire/Rescue honour team members. retailers: Karnage guard, there will be head shaves Doors open at 6 p.m., with dinFabWorks, Lordco and hair donations, musical enter- ner scheduled for 7 p.m. but tickf o Auto Parts, Mobil 1 tainment by Ryan McMahon, offi- ets must be purchased in advance, lb r Lube Express, Bos- cial photos and the Wall of Heroes Judson explained. IN THIE Wild Rice and Blueberry Salad $1.09 / 100g ton Pizza, Walmart, “grand reveal.” Tickets cost $25 apiece and can L E D Grimm's Grimm's Mr. Mikes, Just Jakes, Ladysmith’s TDR festivities wrap be purchased from the LDCU and Bow Mel Chrysler up Monday night with the Red the Chronicle. Jeep, Safeway, Coast Serge Fundraising Dinner at the For more information on all 100 grams 100 grams Environmental and Eagle’s Hall. Ladysmith TDR events, contact Lilydale Steel Pacific. Our Own Members of the RCMP and the Kim Judson at 250-245-6390. the chronicle

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Ladysmith is benefitting from a rising tide in marine tourist traffic, says Tom Irwin, executive director of the Ladysmith Maritime Society. Overnight moorage at the LMS Community Marina peaked in August 2013 at close to 500 “visitor nights,” Irwin said, boosting visitor numbers past 1,300 on the season. Half of all visitors originate from American and “off-Island” destinations, Irwin said, translating to a substantial contribution to the local economy. See story for more. Courtesy of Ladysmith Maritime Society

Marine visitor numbers are up significantly LMS has seen visitor nights rise 56 per cent since 2011 Nick Bekolay the chronicle

The number of visitors docking at the Ladysmith Maritime Society Community Marina hit new heights this summer. LMS executive director Tom Irwin said traffic at the marina peaked in August at approximately 500 “visitor nights” — one night’s moorage for a single boat — boosting this year’s total to 1,310 as of Sept. 13. Marine visitor numbers are up sig-

nificantly in recent added, translating years, and the LMS to a per-boat spendboasts “a 56 per-cent ing rate of $225 per increase in 2012-13 night. visitor nights comAll told, maritime pared to 2011.” visitors docking at Visitors mooring the LMS marina at the LMS marina have spent close originated largely to $300,000 so far from the United this year, Irwin exStates (33 per cent), plained, prompting elsewhere on Van- the society to concouver Island (27 sider a 150-foot exper cent) and from tension to its exist“off-Island” Canada ing visitor’s dock. (23 per cent), Irwin Irwin credited the said, representing a rising tide of visitors substantial infusion to the completion of to the local econo- the LMS Welcome my. Centre and “the reBoats are crewed markable hospitality on average by two that Ladysmith is beto four people, Irwin coming known for.”

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“This is a safe, non-judgmental circle where every voice is welcome.” Mary Dennison, Page 13


or many people, fall on Vancouver Island means fundraising time. Last week, United Way Central and Northern Vancouver Island (UWCNVI) launched a new twist on its annual fundraising campaign. UWCNVI is challenging community members to become Agents of Change and help raise $750,000 towards 33 critically needed programs delivered on the central Island by 27 Community Partners. “By giving to United Way, you can help thousands in our community, including families struggling with poverty, kids in desperate need of mentoring, people recovering from addictions or the impact of abuse, as well as seniors at risk of isolation,” UWCNVI executive director Signy Madden says in a press release. “United Way funds programs that we carefully select and monitor and know are addressing many of the major challenges that people are facing.” Many of United Way’s Community Partners for 201314 are either right here in Ladysmith or offer services that Ladysmith families can access, including Big Brothers Big Sisters Central Vancouver Island, Boys and Girls Clubs Central Vancouver Island, Canadian Red Cross, Haven Society, Island Crisis Care, Ladysmith Family and Friends Ladysmith Resources Centre Association, Literacy Central Vancouver Island, Mid Island Abilities and Independent Living Society, and Vancouver Island Crisis Society. There are many, many worthy groups, organizations and events asking for your donations at this time of year, and UWCNVI is just one. But it’s a very far-reaching one that can make a big impact in a lot of lives. If you’d like to help and be an Agent of Change, donations can be made by contacting the UWCNVI office at 250-729-7400 or or online through Canada Helps at —Lindsay Chung

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Regulator’s reading on smart meters BC Views

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espite efforts to keep the smart meter “controversy” alive by repeating imaginary health claims, the end is near. Energy Minister Bill Bennett has made what sounds like a final offer to holdouts. You want to keep your old mechanical meter, fill your boots. It’ll cost you an extra $35 a month, starting in December. If you insist on a “radio off” wireless meter, there will be a setup fee of $100 and a monthly fee of $20 to have someone collect the readings. These charges are to be reviewed by the B.C. Utilities Commission, the independent panel that smart meter opponents want to review BC Hydro’s whole smart grid project. As it happens, the BCUC recently did just that for an application by FortisBC to install wireless meters for its Okanagan and Kootenay customers. The meters were approved, and the

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findings are instructive. The BCUC report notes that it received “many” complaints about smart meter signals being added to existing radio frequency (RF) sources. Some used familiar scare rhetoric about “toxic microwave radiation” that’s promoted by people trying to make money by exploiting fear. One of the experts retained by FortisBC was Dr. Yakov Shkolnikov, an electrical engineer with advanced degrees from Princeton and Cornell Universities. His testimony was not challenged by any of the lineup of opponents. A sample of his findings illustrates the absurdity of this whole discussion. Shkolnikov calculated that a cell phone in use generates radio signals that reach 10 per cent of the international safety code limit. A microwave oven generates 2.3 per cent of the safe limit. A cordless phone: 1.25 per cent. A wi-fi signal: 0.0045 per cent. A bank of smart meters, not separated by a wall,

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himself as “chief science officer” for a company called Thermoguy. He spoke on behalf of West Kootenay Concerned Citizens. In a 2012 letter to the B.C. energy ministry, Bennett warned of the danger of smart meters triggering “molecular earthquakes.” The BCUC panel wrote: “While Mr. Bennett has an electrician’s knowledge of electrical systems, it is clear that he is unqualified to give expert opinion evidence on the health effects of RF, exposure standards for RF, engineering, physics or geological phenomena such as earthquakes.” Citizens for Safe Technology put up one Dr. Donald Maisch, who claimed to have experience with this issue in Australia. The panel noted Maisch runs EMFacts Consultancy, and agreed with FortisBC’s argument that “Dr. Maisch’s consulting livelihood depends upon public fears and concerns about RF exposure.” Tom Fletcher is legislative reporter and columnist for Black Press.

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Government Contacts LOCAL: Rob Hutchins Mayor, Ladysmith 250-245-6403 REGIONAL: Rob Hutchins Chair, CVRD 250-245-6403 PROVINCIAL: Doug Routley, MLA, Nanaimo-North Cowichan Ladysmith Constituency Office: 250-245-9375 (Tuesday to Friday 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.) E-mail: douglas.routley.mla@ FEDERAL: Jean Crowder MP, Nanaimo-Cowichan Nanaimo Constituency Office: 1-866-609-9998 (Thursdays 11 a.m. to 3 p.m.) E-mail:

Editor: Thanks to everyone who came out for the Terry Fox Run [Sunday] morning! Although the fog descended, it didn’t dampen the spirit of the more than 100 participants and volunteers who kept the dream alive for another year … thanks again! Anita McLeod Community Services Co-ordinator Ladysmith Parks, Recreation and Culture

Chronicle reader offers correction and historical connection Editor:

Re: Sept. 10, 2013 edition: New Chemainus mall on schedule Last week I sent you an e-mail pointing out two errors in the above mentioned mall article. First, the mall project owner’s name was actually Ian Spurling, not Ian Sterling, and secondly, the quotation inserted in the article was attributed to tosystem mantheSubscribe project heating ager, although actually made by250-245-2277 Mr. Spurling, as had been mentioned twice in the same Includes $ in two onlineconsecutive paragraph access sentences. I received not one, but two answering e-mails from you a Classifieds day or two apart, thanking me Sell! for pointing out the errors and assuring me a correction would be run in the next week’s issue of the Chronicle. That did not occur. I was disappointed, not only because the error was not made known to those who read the paper edition of the Chronicle, but also because I felt the name, “Spurling” could still resonate with a number of Ladysmith Call our residents. Classifed You see, Ian Spurling has Department an historical connection to Ladysmith. His grandfather had been the Anglican minister in 1-855-310-3535



Duck Paterson sent us this photo of the Cruisers car show, which took place every Thursday evening during the summer at A&W just outside Ladysmith. The show attracts collector cars, as well as hot rods, motorcycles and race cars, he noted. If you have any photos you’d like to share with us, please send them to us at editor@ St. John’s parish for a number of years, some 70-odd years ago, and his father, Roger Spurling, grew up in Ladysmith, became a pharmacist, apprenticing in the Ladysmith drug store under the supervision of the local owner pharmacist, Tom Bertram, before establishing his own successful business in the Colwood area. It is for these reasons I take the liberty of writing this letter to present the clarification and the Ladysmith connection myself. I have been reading the Chronicle for close to 75 years now. I suppose it is too much to always expect the same careful journalism I remember appearing when Thomas Collinge or Sam Hindmarch or John McNaughton or Rollie Rose was at the helm. But then, I can dream, can’t I? Dave Alexander Saltair

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Laughing, Kerrie Vockeroth says she was kind of bribed into becoming a member of the Ladysmith Lions Club. Ten years later, her dedication and commitment to the club were recognized when she received the Judge Brian Stevenson Fellowship Award this summer. “The Judge Brian Stevenson Fellowship is a prestigious award named after Judge Brian Stevenson from Calgary, who was one of few Canadians who rose to the office of Lions International president,” said Jim Shephard, outgoing president of the club. The award requires a donation of $500 to Lions Foundation of Canada Dog Guides. “This award is voted on by people who have received the award before in the club,” said Shephard. “It’s not something that’s taken lightly — it’s very, very special. This woman has been with our club

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Kerrie Vockeroth receives the Judge Brian Stevenson Fellowship from outgoing Ladysmith Lions Club president Jim Shephard. Lindsay Chung for about 10 years and has been involved in numerous projects. One of the attributes this Lion brings is creativity; many of our posters, signs and billboards have been produced by this Lion, and in addition, this Lion has been prominent in the Easter Egg Hunt, Light Up and the Ladysmith Ambassador program. This Lion also carves fantastic jack-o’-lanterns.” Vockeroth was sur-

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Celebrating 70 years of air cadets in Ladysmith

Ladysmith Family and Friends would like to thank our funders for sponsoring LaFF’s Books on the Bus events where over 1200 feet climbed aboard the trolley for our children’s literacy initiative. For upcoming events visit:

Royal Canadian Air Cadets Squadron 257 Parallel Ladysmith hosted a Vancouver Island Wing Squadron and Band Parade Sunday, Sept. 22 to commemorate the squadron’s 70th anniversary. It is believed to be the first time an entire Wing paraded together in the centre of a town, at least in B.C. Almost 300 cadets from 10 squadrons participated in the parade along First Avenue and inspection inside Aggie Hall, home of the Ladysmith air cadets since 1943. Pictured clockwise from top left are: all the cadets ready for inspection; the parade making its way to Aggie Hall; a demonstration by the drumline; Col. Jim Benninger, base commander at 19 Wing Comox, inspecting the troops; and reviewing officer Rear Admiral William Truelove, commander of Maritime Forces Pacific. Lindsay Chung

Tour in Town ~ Monday, September 30th

Welcome the Tour de Rock team to downtown Ladysmith! Head shaves and fun for everyone. Riders will assemble outside the Ladysmith Credit Union at approximately 2:00pm.

Red Serge Dinner ~ Monday, September 30th

Meet the Tour de Rock Team and join them for a roast beef dinner with all the fixings. Doors to the Eagles Hall open at 6:00pm and dinner starts at 7:00pm. Tickets $25. Available at Ladysmith & District Credit Union and The Chronicle. To find out more, contact: Mid Vancouver Island Community Giving Co-ordinator, Jennifer Sears. Cell: 250.735.3895~ Email: Visit us on Facebook: OR follow us on Twitter: @Tourderock and mention #CopsforCancerBC


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Elder co-ops could come to Cowichan Valley

A community meeting to look at the possibility of elder co-ops in the Cowichan Valley takes place Friday, Oct. 4 in Duncan Staff Writer the chronicle

Cowichan Valley seniors may soon have access to co-operatively-run seniors’ housing and support services. The BC Co-operative Association is launching a program, funded in part by the Government of Canada and the Vancouver Foundation, to support the development of elder co-ops across Canada, states a press

Black Press is proud to be an official sponsor for the 2013 Canadian Cancer Society Cops for Cancer Tour de Rock, with photojournalist Arnold Lim on the 21-member tour team as a media rider. Follow Arnold’s personal story of training for the Tour and the ride itself at tourderock. ca under the blog posts, or on Twitter at @arnoldlimphoto. ON TOUR: This year’s Tour de Rock began in Port Alice on Saturday, Sept. 21 and ends Friday, Oct. 4 in Victoria. Tour de Rock raises funds and awareness for pediatric cancer research and programs. HELP OUT: Donations can be made at FIND OUT: To catch up on all the Tour de Rock news, photos and videos, go to: tour-de-rock

release issued by Rick Juliusson on behalf of Cowichan Co-operative Connections (CCC). The project is aimed at supporting housing co-ops, co-operatively-run residential care facilities, and co-ops providing aging-in-place and foster care services. Called “Caring Cooperatively,” the project will provide development funding of up to $20,000 for pilot co-op projects, designed and directed by seniors, senior organizations

Seniors and stakeholders are invited to share their input at a public meeting.

and communities. “In the hopes that Cowichan can be one of the selected sites for this project, CCC is hosting a meeting for all Cowichan seniors and support agencies to discuss what type of model would best address our needs in the valley,” states the press release. Seniors and stakeholders are invited to share their input at a public meeting scheduled for Friday, Oct. 4 at St. John’s Anglican Church — at First and Jubi-

lee in Duncan — from 11 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Prior to a discussion period, project co-ordinator Kevin Harding is scheduled to outline how the project will aim to “empower seniors to work together on the provision of services that they need, and that they design.” For more information on the community meeting, contact Rick Juliusson at or visit

Stepping in front of the camera No longer just reporting on Tour de Rock, media members join the team Erin Haluschak, Daniel Palmer and Kyle Slavin Black Press

Jennifer Faerber knows firsthand the impact cancer can have on a child’s life. Faerber, who came to Canada from Australia three years ago to continue her radio career, battled non-Hodgkin’s lymphoma as a kid. She also had the opportunity to attend a camp in Australia similar to B.C.’s Camp Goodtimes, a summer camp for children who have gone through cancer. Faerber, one of four media riders on this year’s Canadian Cancer Society Cops for Cancer Tour de Rock team, says going from reporting on the Tour to being a part of the event has been a deeply rewarding experience. “When I first moved to Vancouver Island, Tour de Rock was one of the first stories I had to cover,” said Faerber, news director of Vista Radio’s Coast group of stations, based in Courtenay. “When you work in broadcasting, you talk a lot, but you don’t talk about yourself. I’ve had friends that didn’t really know what I went through.” Faerber said one of her motivating factors as a rider is to tell people “what it’s like when you are that kid with cancer.” She noted how grateful she is to

Photos: Arnold Lim/News staff; Joe Perkins; submitted

(Above left) Victoria-based Tour de Rock media riders Jillian van der Geest from KOOL FM and Joe Perkins of CTV News Vancouver Island, and (middle) Arnold Lim of Black Press, are joined by host and news director (right) Jennifer Faerber of Vista Radio’s Jet FM in Courtenay. have gone to a camp during her treatment, and wants to help kids who are currently battling cancer. “When we visited Camp Goodtimes, the kids cheer so loudly for you. I actually felt really comfortable there; I was one of those kids,” While the other three media riders on this year’s 21-person team haven’t experienced cancer the same way Faerber has, they all have their reasons to ride. Black Press media rider Arnold Lim, a father of two, says he thinks about his own kids whenever he gets on the bike. “When we went to Camp Goodtimes I met kids whose stories you don’t know completely, but you know they’ve been dealt some pretty bad cards. But they don’t look any different than my own kids,” he said. “They’re the same age as my kids, but they’ve gone through something that kids their age shouldn’t have to go through.” Lim, who prior to training hadn’t been on a bike for years, says he’s

motivated by those kids whenever he feels the aches and pains of cycling. “There isn’t a day that goes by where my thighs aren’t throbbing or my feet are hurting, but that’s nothing compared to the chemotherapy and the spinal taps that some kids have to go through,” Lim said. “I’m not in any position to complain.” CTV News Vancouver Island reporter and anchor Joe Perkins is grateful no children in his family have been affected by cancer, but he keeps in mind a close uncle who died from lung cancer. “He never smoked a day in his life,” Perkins said. He draws his motivation from his junior rider, Luke Savage, a 17-yearold Grade 12 student at Belmont secondary. “Luke had three jobs this summer, worked seven days a week, knows he wants to be an electrician, he’s finishing up his Grade 12 year, and he’s in remission. … For me, that’s pretty inspiring.”

The close-knit camaraderie amongst this year’s riders and Tour de Rock team also took Perkins by surprise. “I knew it would be special, I didn’t think it would be this special,” he said. “And that’s me saying this before we’ve even left. … I can’t wait to see the Island.” Jillian van der Geest, an on-air host with KOOL FM, has witnessed the impact cancer has on a family whose child is battling the disease. Caleb, the son of a family friend, was diagnosed with a brain tumour at eight years old, and died two years later. “I spent a lot of time with his family, from diagnosis to his death, and it’s heart-wrenching and inspiring to watch a family go through that. All they wanted to do was talk about it and have good times with him,” van der Geest said. “It was a unique experience for me to be there and help the family when I could, but ultimately how can you help with something like that? For me, Tour de Rock – this is me trying to help.”

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Choir begins new term Staff Writer the chronicle

”Group singing has been scientifically proven to lower stress, relieve anxiety and elevate endorphins,” Stacy Horn states in Imperfect Harmony: How Singing With Others Changes Your Life. In the Daily Telegraph, Sarah Rainey writes that, “Singing as part Ladysmith of a10% choirShift has the same calming health benefits as yoga.” Dennison encourages anyone looking for an added boost of endorphins to join her Sing For Pure Joy! Community Choir. “This is a safe, nonjudgmental circle where every voice is welcome,” she states in a press release. “No experience is needed, and no auditions are required — only the desire to make joyful sounds to help access and express theLadysmith profound joy and 10% beauty at Shift our core. Raise your voice with heart-felt melodies,

Mary Dennison directs the Sing For Pure Joy! Community Choir. The choir gathers Saturday evenings at The Lodge on 4th in Ladysmith. Photo Submitted soulful gospel songs and spirituals, world music, mesmerizing chants and rousing rounds. Songs from the ridiculous to the sublime!” Sing For Pure Joy! is not a paper-trained choir, and no written music is used. “The majority of music in the world comes from the oral

tradition, and all choir, although choir songs are taught by members occasionalcall and response, ly engage in a S.W.A.T. recognizing that this (Sing When Asked is the most accessible To) or a S.W.I.T. (Sing and effective way for When Inspired to). the majority of peo- “We are delighted ple to learn and retain when residents of songs in the longer The Lodge on 4th join term,” according to in our Song Circle — the Natural Voice it’s a lovely way to Practitioners. bring community in Sing For Pure Joy! to our elders,” said is not a performing Dennison.

Some of the choir’s members like to attend and sing a few songs at The Coffee House at Hardwick Hall — a fundraiser for the Ladysmith Food Bank — on the last Saturday of every month. The choir gathers Saturdays from 6:30-8 p.m. at The Lodge on 4th (1127 Fourth Ave.) in Ladysmith. The dates for this term are Sept. 14, Sept. 28, Oct. 5, Oct. 19, Oct. 26, Nov. 9, Nov. 30 and Dec. 14. There is a $10 dropin fee or a reduced fee if one joins for the Fall Term. Dennison offers a sliding scale by request and has limited scholarships for anyone who is unable to afford the fee. “I just want to encourage everyone to raise their voice in glorious song!” she said. For more information, contact Mary Dennison at or call 250-285-3764.

Academy Award-winning set director Jim Erickson of Salt Spring Island brought his Oscar statue with him to the Ladysmith Waterfront Art Gallery in August when he was the guest speaker at the opening gala for the Fine Craft Show. “Opening night was a great success,” says the gallery. “We had countless people attend the artist talk with Jim Erickson on a hot summer night. Jim gave a great talk about his experiences being a set decorator through his career, showed us his Oscar and graciously let us take a couple of pictures of him before heading out to catch a ferry home.” Here, Erickson poses with potter Vic Duffhues. Photo Submitted



The Town of Ladysmith has vacancies on the following volunteer citizen advisory commissions and committees: • Advisory Design Panel - review proposals for the design of multi-family residential, commercial and industrial projects (a background in urban design, planning, development or landscape architecture would be useful) • Advisory Planning Commission - make recommendations on matters respecting land use, community planning or proposed bylaw amendments and permits • Board of Directors, District Lot 2016 Holdings Corporation – this is a whollyowned Town subsidiary which sub-leases a portion of the Town’s waterfront for the Ladysmith Maritime Society Community Marina Citizen Advisory Commissions play a key role in shaping our community. They typically meet once a month, and their role is to make recommendations to Council about matters that affect the Town. You can get an application form at City Hall or the Frank Jameson Community Centre, or online at




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scare all the folks in town!” Spooktacular runs from Thursday, Oct. 31 through Sunday, November 3 at the Mount Brenton Golf Club. Sunday’s show has already sold out, but tickets are still available for the troupe’s first three showings. Cocktails will be served at 5 p.m. with a deluxe buffet dinner — crafted by Clubhouse Catering — scheduled for 6 p.m. The curtain rises at 7 p.m. Tickets cost $25 per person and are available at the Mount Brenton Golf Club, Chemainus Foods and 49th Parallel Grocery in Chemainus.

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LSS volleyball season begins with Gulf Islands’ tourney

Cowichan LMG Pringle has yet to give up a goal Don Bodger

season that Cowichan has not surrendered a goal. THE CHRONICLE Cowichan has a bye this week and The first battle of the Div. 1 Island then plays on the road the following Soccer League heavyweights goes weekend against Prospect Lake. Cowichan’s scoreless draw follows as a no-decision. Both Cowichan LMG Pringle and a 1-0 victory over Nanaimo Sept. 14 Bays United are fine with that. The in Nanaimo. Cowichan LMG Printeams fought to a gle is picking up right scoreless result Friday where it left off last night (Sept. 20) at Sherseason with flawless man Road Park’s Bill defence, as this game Keserich Field. was the second straight “It was a hard-fought shutout for Joel Wilson. game without a doubt,’’ “In the last 20 league said Cowichan coach games, we’ve given up Glen Martin. eight goals,’’ said MarThe rainy evening tin. “We’re confident. with wet grass was a We’re obviously priding great equalizer. ourselves on that.’’ Cowichan had three Dan Citra scored glorious chances in the the lone goal to beat late stages. Nanaimo at the 65-min“I thought we were goute mark on a cross ing to pull it out, but we from Steve Scott. Citra didn’t,’’ said Martin. beat his defender to the He was still happy ball and headed it in to with the point under Glen Martin the circumstances. Cowichan coach the far post. Scott, formerly of “The last few times we Sooke, was dangerous played them, they beat throughout just his secus,’’ Martin said of the ond game since joining defending Jackson Cup Cowichan. champs. “It would have “He’s only got the one been exciting to pull it (goal), but he’s created out at the end.’’ six really good chances Bays was playing for himself,’’ said Marwithout top scorers Jortin. “It’ll come.’’ die Hughes and Greg The Cowichan-Nanaimo game Fiddick, which limited its attack. In the second half, “they kind of went pretty much as expected, with sat back and tried to slow the game two really strong teams battling it out. down,’’ Martin said. “They had a good team,’’ said Martin. Joel Wilson made especially big save en route to his third straight “They played well. We didn’t play as shutout to start the season and well as I thought we could. We did continued a remarkable Cowichan what we had to do. We gave up a lot streak. That’s nine consecutive of free kicks outside our box. They league games dating back to last didn’t do too much with them.’’

In the last 20 league games, we’ve given up eight goals. We’re confident.

Ladysmith Secondary School (LSS)’s senior girls’ volleyball team finished seventh at a tournament at Gulf Islands Secondary School (GISS) Sept. 20-21. Here, Megan Tumak hits the ball as setter Gabbi Knoop looks on in a Sept. 20 game against GISS. GISS won the game 26-24, 25-16. Pacific Christian School finished first in the tournament, followed by John Barsby Community School, GISS, Cowichan Secondary School, Frances Kelsey Secondary School, Chemainus Secondary School, LSS and Brentwood College School B. Next up for the LSS senior girls is a tournament hosted by Vancouver Island University Sept 27–28. TERESA MCKINLEY




Lease of Town-Owned Space

North Oyster/Diamond

regarding Town of Ladysmith Expansion Proposal DATE: TIME: PLACE:

Thursday, October 3, 2013 7:00 p.m. North Oyster Community Hall 13470 Cedar Road, Ladysmith

Residents of North Oyster and the Diamond are invited to attend a Community Meeting to discuss the Town of Ladysmith’s proposal to expand their boundaries into Electoral Area H (North Oyster/Diamond) and Electoral Area G (Saltair). There will be presentations from Town of Ladysmith Mayor Rob Hutchins, and Frank Limshue of TimberWest Forest Corp. If time permits, other topics of discussion could include: • Draft Burning Bylaw • New Noise Bylaw • General Discussion and Q & A Please come out and participate in the discussions.

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Unit B, Machine Shop, 610 Oyster Bay Drive The Town of Ladysmith is seeking proposals from groups, businesses, individuals and/or community organizations interested in leasing space from the Town in the building known as the Machine Shop, 610 Oyster Bay Drive. Unit B is approximately 3,800 square feet. The lease should be for a minimum of 12 months, and up to two years. Sealed proposals will be received by the Director of Corporate Services, up to 2:00 PM local time, Friday, September 27, 2013 at City Hall, 410 Esplanade, Ladysmith, BC. To obtain the complete RFP package, please contact City Hall at 250.245.6400, or visit Enquiries: Joanna Winter, Manager of Administrative Services 250.245.6417 The Town of Ladysmith reserves the right to waive informalities in, or reject any or all submissions, or accept the proposal deemed most favourable to the interest of the Town. All submissions are subject to the terms and conditions of the Town of Ladysmith Purchasing Policy.

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WAGNER, Ralph Passed away at the Lodge on 4th, on September 15th, 2013 at the age of 86 years. Born in Winnipeg, Manitoba on January 2nd, 1927. Predeceased by his step-son Richard Forrester on September 28th, 2010. Survived by his loving wife Lorraine of 39 years; also his children, Kathy Rock (Leo), Robert James Forrester (Alma), Michael Forrester (Brian), Kerry Forrester (Maureen), Lee-Ann Tower (Don) and Glen Wagner (Jan). Ralph was a longshoreman for 27 years and was a member of the I.L.W.U. and the Fraternal Order of Eagles, Aerie 2101, Ladysmith, BC. Lorraine and family would like to thank the staff at the Lodge on 4th, for the compassionate and sensitive care given to Ralph. Flowers gratefully declined. Telford’s of Ladysmith 250-245-5553

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Rakas aiti, sisko, kaikki vauvasta vaarin, loistava, tati, ja ystavani (Beloved mother, sister, grandmother, great-grandmother, aunt, and special friend) Hilkka Orvokki Virtanen was born May 5, 1925, in Finland and passed away peacefully on Sept. 18, 2013. Predeceased by her husband of 59 years, Erkki, and her beautiful granddaughter, Taunya. Hilkka is survived by her sons Leo (Sandy), Tauno (Sue-Anne), Harry (Lauri); her grandchildren Janine, Jeff (Lisa), Dan (Chrystyne), Linsey, Trevor (Erin), Erik (Tasha), Lizzie (Andrew); her sister Aino (Paavo), nephew Ake (Eva), niece Margareth from Sweden; and 13 great-grandchildren plus numerous family members in Finland and Sweden. After leaving Finland in 1952, Hilkka settled in Ladysmith, B.C. with Erkki, where they raised three boys and slowly made their way “up the hillâ€? from 1st Avenue to Stillin Drive to Malone Road. Hilkka loved her crafts, her gardening, her baking, and most of all, her growing family. Her gentle spirit and caring heart ďŹ lled her house with love, where the door was always open to family and friends for tea (or coffee), stories, laughter, or simply quiet company while listening to Finnish music. Hilkka’s lettus, pulla, and her famous rice dish are legendary among her loving family. Throughout her years in Ladysmith, Hilkka could also be found at birthdays and holiday get-togethers, and around the town supporting her children, grandchildren, and great-grandchildren at any number of local events. Her love, kindness, and presence in our lives will be dearly missed. Though Hilkka remained self-sufďŹ cient in her own home until a month before her passing, she spent her last month in the Palliative Care wing of Nanaimo General Hospital. Her family would like to thank Dr. Julian Lisinski and the incredible Palliative Care staff from the depths of their hearts. There will be a Celebration of Life tea at 2:00 P.M. on Tuesday, Sept. 24 at 825 Malone Road.

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Passed away on July 17th, 2013. Born in Victoria, BC on May 29th, 1951. Predeceased by her parents Art Jones and Alice Modeste and sons Stanley and Bill. Survived by her loving family Phillip, Sheila and Brent and four grandchildren. Family remembrance was held with interment in the Kulleet Bay Cemetery.

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Re: The Estate of Kenneth Benjamin Hein doing business as Ken Hein Trucking, formerly of 13625 Wagon Wheel Drive, Ladysmith, British Columbia, who died on the May 16, 2013, at Ladysmith, BC. Creditors and others having claims against the above-named deceased are hereby notified that particulars of their claims should be sent to the Executor, at Beaubier Personal Law Corporation, #7 – 4180 Island Highway North, Nanaimo, BC V9T 1W6, Attention: G.E. (Ted) Beaubier, on or before the 22nd day of October, 2013, after which date the Executor will distribute the estate among the parties entitled to it, having regard to the claims of which the Executor then has notice. Lance Reginald Martin, Executor By its Solicitor, G.E. (Ted) Beaubier

LOST AND FOUND LOST CAT: “Salem� fixed male, 10 yrs old, predominantly white w/some black. Malone/Mackie Rd. area. Please call 250-709-1618. LOST: green dog bark collar at Slag Point Sept 13. Reward. 250-245-9812.


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LOUIE, Bert Alex Passed away surrounded by his loving family in the Royal Jubilee Hospital on September 16th, 2013 at the age of 56. Born in Ladysmith, BC on October 8th, 1956. Predeceased by Father Max Louie and Mother Madeline Louie. Survived by wife Josephine Louie, daughter Marge (Terry), son Thomas (Sabrina); grandson Byron; Brothers Gordie, Kenny, Dennis and Phillip; sisters Gladys, Elva, Cathy and Barb; and many nieces, nephews, cousins, uncles and aunts. Service was held Friday, September 20, 2013, 9:00 am at the Stzuminus First Nation Community Centre. Interment Shell Beach Cemetery, Ladysmith, BC Telford’s of Ladysmith 250-245-5553

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Ladysmith Lions Club AGM September 24th 7 pm Ladysmith Seniors Centre

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HELP WANTED THE LEMARE GROUP is accepting resumes for the following positions: •Camp Cooks •Camp Bull Cooks Fulltime camp with union rate/benefits. Please send resume by fax to 250-956-4888 or email to


HELP WANTED Help Wanted LADYSMITH PRESS needs physically fit individuals for their continually expanding collating department. Part time positions available 8 - 16 hrs/wk, $10.34/hr. Afternoon and graveyard shifts - must be available Tuesdays or Wednesdays or both. Benefits, profit sharing and advancement opportunities. Please submit your resume between 9 am and 5 pm in person to: Ladysmith Press, 940 Oyster Bay Drive, Ladysmith, BC or mail to: Ladysmith Press, PO Box 400, Ladysmith, BC V9G 1A3. No phone calls please. We would like to thank in advance all who apply, however only those chosen for an interview will be contacted.



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:

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Occupational Level 3 First Aid Attendant required for Wednesday night graveyard shift in Ladysmith. This position would be best suited for a physically fit person able to work in a production environment. Please submit your resume with a photocopy of your valid First Aid certificate to: Ladysmith Press, P.O. Box #400 Ladysmith, B.C. V9G 1A3. THE LEMARE GROUP is accepting resumes for the following positions: • Off Highway Logging Truck Drivers • Hydraulic Log Loader Operator • Grapple Yarder Operators • Chasers • Hooktenders • Heavy Duty Mechanics Fulltime camp with union rates/benefits. Please send resumes by fax to 250-956-4888 or email to




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The Ladysmith Chronicle and the Lake Cowichan Gazette are paid weekly publications serving both the homes and businesses in their communities. We are looking for a reporter/photographer, either 1 full time or several part time freelancers. Reporting to the editor, the successful candidate will be required to cover local news, sports and community events in the Ladysmith and Lake Cowichan communities. InDesign and Photoshop experience is an asset. Candidates must have a diploma, degree or equivalent journalism experience, be skilled in digital photography, have a reliable vehicle and valid driver’s licence. Preference will be given to candidates with strong Canadian Press style and photography skills. Some weekend and evening work to be expected. Black Press community news media is an independent and international media group with more than 190 community, daily and urban publications, 14 press facilities and over 160 websites in B.C., Alberta, Washington, Hawaii and Ohio. Please forward a resume by September 30, 2013 including cover letter, references, writing and photography samples to: The Chronicle Attn: Lindsay Chung, Editor email: Short-listed candidates will be contacted for interviews.

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

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.

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





North Oyster & Area Historical Society Giant Bag & Box Sale! Sunday, Sept. 29, 9 am - 3 pm 13467 Cedar Rd. (across from North Oyster School). Huge selection for everyone. Hot dogs & pop sales. All proceeds for community hall upgrade. SALTAIR: MOVING SALE! 9 am - 3 pm Saturday, Sept. 28, 3665 Gardner Rd.

Liquidation Moving Sale Everything Must Go! 3400 Smiley Rd Chemainus Sept 27, 28, 29 7:30 am - 4 pm 250-246-2144

APPLIANCES APT. SIZE deep freeze $125., Medium size deep freeze $150. White Admiral 15 cu.ft fridge $250. White Admiral 30” range $175. 30” almond range $125., white 30” range $150., white 24” range $80. Kenmore Washer dryer sets $200-$350. Washers $150-$250., dryers $100-$150. Built-in dishwashers $100-$150. White portable dishwasher $125. 6 month warranty on all appliances. Please call Greg at (250)2469859.

AUCTIONS AUCTION - Houseboats, Boats, PWC, Trucks, Trailers and more. September 21st, Kelowna

BURIAL PLOTS FOUR BURIAL Plots at Cedar Valley Memorial Gardens. $600. each or all 4 for $2000. Call (250)752-3711.

CLUES ACROSS 1. Cape near Lisbon 5. Chew the fat 9. Time of the 90th meridian 12. 1982 planned city in Israel 13. Vehicle carrying passengers 14. Expression of surprise 15. Long range nuclear weapon 16. 2nd largest Muslim denomination 17. Mad Men’s Draper 18. Spanish artist Salvador 19. S.F. murdered mayor 20. Baby talk fathers 22. Religious discourse 24. Poet Dickinson 25. Emblem stamps 26. Competes 27. 40th state 28. Expects 31. In an ageless way 33. A person in religious orders 34. Pa’s partner 35. Two considered as a unit 36. NE 68770 39. Duple time dance 40. Greek myth’s 1st woman 42. Word element meaning right 43. Point that is one point E of SE 44. Common teen skin disease 46. 4th Caliph of Islam 47. Oblong cream puff 49. Phoned 50. Very low frequency 51. Guild Wars creatures 52. Cozy



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53. Hooray! 54. Work units 55. Soft-finned fishes CLUES DOWN 1. Foray 2 Killer whales 3. Television systems 4. Marvel at 5. Connected spirals 6. Moroccan outer garment 7. Play a role 8. ____ Daniel Webster 9. Golf attendants 10. Large school of fish 11. Tanacetum vulgare 13. Lower jaw fronts 16. Burn without a flame 21. Cordiality 23. PBS drama theater 28. Mandela’s party 29. 42nd state 30. One who distributes alms 31. 20th C. playwright T.S. 32. Smallest state 33. Turn into lime 35. Spanish seafood dish 36. Language synonym Bura 37. Large-grained or rough to the touch 38. Understood by only a few 39. Thickened meat juices 40. Anjou and bartlett 41. Declare invalid 43. Molten metals surface scum 45. Bird reproductive bodies 48. Chronicles (abbr.)

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Beautiful, modern dining rm suite, seats 8 people. 2 pc china cabinet (lighted), 1 lighted credenza (hutch), 1 inlaid table w/2 leaf extensions, 6 chairs (2 w/armrests). $1995 a must see 250-245-4559 Ladysmith.

2 BED, F/S, DW, W/D, elevator, covered parking, storage, bike rack, garb/recy, balcony, Ref. Req. Avail. Imed. $900. Ph: 250-816-9853

NORTH NANAIMO: Attention Students/Working Professionals: fully furnished room, nice, quiet area. Own bathroom, cable, FREE WiFi, shared kitchen and laundry. N/S, N/P, no partiers. $550/mo. Avail. immediately. 250-756-9746

KITCHEN TABLE w/ 4 chairs, white with black legs & arms. $120. China cabinet 78”H x 34”W, glass top, solid wood bottom $150. Coffee table & 2 end tables, glass inserts $125. (250)753-5184, Nanaimo. QUEEN MATTRESS SET. Pillowtop Style. Brand New! $200. (250)713-9680 TEAK DINING Room suite: Table, 6 chairs & buffet. $250. obo. Call (250)246-2698, Chemainus.

MISCELLANEOUS FOR SALE DVD home theatre, 24” flat screen LCD TV, 2 snow tires (new on rims) size 2055516, 2 gallon compressor (new). Call 250-245-7762. HOT TUB (SPA) COVERS. Best price. Best quality. All shapes & colours available. 1-866-652-6837 newspaper? STEEL BUILDING Sizzling Summer Savings event! 20x22 $4,188. 25x24 $4,598. 30x36 $6,876. 32x44$8,700. 40x52 $12,990. 47x70 $17,100. One end wall included. Pioneer Steel, 1-800-668-5422. STEEL BUILDINGS, metal buildings 60% off! 20x28, 30x40, 40x62, 45x90, 50x120, 60x150, 80x100 sell for balance owed! Call 1-800-4572206. VARIOUS SECOND hand household items at Red’s Emporium. Furniture, tools, dishes, etc. 19 High St, Ladysmith. Call 250-245-7927.


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LADYSMITH: 2-BDRM, spacious, bright. Avail now. N/S. $650/mo. 250-667-1555.



COMMERCIAL SPACE for rent in Ladysmith. 276 sq ft. Suitable for hair salon or office, storefront parking, popular 1st Avenue building. Available now 250-245-4525.


MOBILE HOMES & PADS CEDAR: 35 ft 5th wheel, lovely property, very quiet, HT and pool. N/S, N/D. Ref’s. $600+ heat/hydro. Incl. cable, phone & internet. Call 250-245-0014.


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Ladysmith: 54-941 Malone Rd., 3 bdrm, 3 bath condo with awesome city view. $1100/mo. Ladysmith: 401 Blair Place, 2 bdrm ocean front basement suite. $1100/mo including utilities. Chemainus: 10176 View St., 2 bdrm with ocean view, $750/mo. Cassidy/Cedar: 5311 Cassidy Rd., sm 3 bdrm mobile in the country, $800/mo.

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CHRIS CRAFT Engines For Sale. 2 Chris Craft 350 cid gasoline engines. Matched pair left hand and right hand rotation. Circa 1965, rebuilt in mid 1980’s and kept in storage ever since. Bore: 030 Mains: 010 Rods: 010 Bore: 030 Mains: 020 Rods: 020. Asking: $1600 for the pair (obo). Contact: (250)245-3004


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TRUCKS & VANS 2001 Honda Civic, 183,000 km. Very clean, runs perfect. New brakes. $4500. (250)7326166.


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CEDAR WATERFRONT 1 bdrm cottage (cozy). Cable, wireless internet & utils incl. N/P. $595/mo. Must have transportation. Available Oct 1 to May 31. 250-722-2677


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Cowichan Food Connection Fundraiser Eight dollars from every purchase of this beautiful E.J Hughes 2014 Calendar will be donated to the CFC to keep the bread van rolling. Delivering bread for school lunch programmes, bread & veggies to food banks and bread for valley seniors.

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Chemainus Visitor Centre

Galletta Market, Crofton

Ladysmith Pharmasave

TD Repairs, Chemainus

OK Tire

Morning Mist, Cowichan Bay

Station Street Gallery

Island Bakery, Cobble Hill

The Salvation Army Duncan

Native Health Centre

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Lordco Autoparts Duncan & Ladysmith

Uncle Albert’s Home Furnishings M&M Meat Shops Duncan Maxwells Auto Parts Cobble Stone Barber Oilcheck Duncan Serious Coffee (Cowichan Commons)

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Smile of the Week


Our hostess will bring gifts & greetings along with helpful community information.

What is your name?

“Kieran Longhurst.”

What is your hometown? “Duncan.” What do you do? “I have a paper route and I go to school in Prince Albert, Saskatchewan.” (Longhurst lives with his mother in Saskatchewan during the school year.)

Chemainus: Diana 250-246-4463 Ladysmith: Eileen 250-245-0799

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What do you like most about your community?


“I like going to the gun range in Duncan.” What was your proudest or happiest moment. “When I caught a dogfish out in Mill Bay.”



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Heard around town... • Two fundraisers will take place this Saturday (Sept. 28) in Chemainus. There will be a Junk in the Trunk fundraiser, barbecue and car wash from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. in the Chemainus Secondary School parking lot. Stalls are $10. For information, call 250246-2819. The Elks are hosting a Garage Sale and barbecue from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. at Chemainus Gardens (3042 River Rd.) Tables are $10. The sale and barbecue will raise funds to Leadership Vancouver Island thanked its 2012-2013 sponsors from the assist children with hearing disabilities. Ladysmith area earlier this year. Pictured from left, are Mayor Rob Hutchins To learn more, call (Town of Ladysmith), Brian Bogie (Leadership Vancouver Island Alumni Chair), Dan Bowes (Western Forest Products), Peter Richmond (49th Parallel Grocery), 250-246-3569. • The Chemainus Le- Tania Walter Gardiner (Leadership Vancouver Island Coaches Coach) Ruth Malli gion presents Jake’s (Leadership Vancouver Island, former Co-Chair) Mark Drysdale (Ladysmith Gift, an award-win- Chamber of Commerce) and Katie Sayers (Leadership Vancouver Island Board ning play about a Ca- of Directors member). Missing from photo is John de Leeuw from the Ladysmith nadian Second World and District Credit Union. PHOTO SUBMITTED War veteran’s relucNight and Silent Auc- money for the casino, tant return to Juno formation. • The Royal Cana- tion Saturday, Oct. 19 and proceeds will go Beach for the 60th anniversary of D-Day, dian Legion Branch at 7 p.m. Tickets are to support Harvest Monday, Sept. 30. Call 191 is hosting a Har- $20, which includes House Food Bank in 250-246-4532 for in- vest Moon Casino entrance and play Chemainus.

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8 am - Holy Communion 10 am - Holy Eucharist Rev. Susan Hermanson


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September 24, 2013 edition of the Ladysmith Chronicle