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Empty Chair honours Poulain Lindsay Chung THE CHRONICLE

In introducing the Empty Chair during Friday night’s For King and Country Remembrance Day Veteran’s Dinner, Ladysmith Mayor Rob Hutchins described it as “our salute of gratitude to our veterans.” And this year, that salute went to Adolphe Louis (Don) Poulain, who was killed July 23, 1943, at the age of 22 while serving in Sicily. “As part of our Veteran’s Dinner, the Empty Chair at the head table stands as a silent tribute to a man from the Ladysmith area whose name can be found on the Ladysmith Cenotaph,” Hutchins said during the dinner, which was hosted by the Ladysmith Rotary Club and the Ladysmith Legion. “The Empty Chair bids us to remember those who would never return home, those men and women who gave their lives so that others could enjoy freedom.” Poulain was born Feb. 6, 1921, in Extension, a twin brother to Martha Edith, who lives at the Lodge on 4th, and a younger brother to Rosie, who lives in Vernon. “Your father, Louis Joseph Poulain, was a coal miner who had followed his father, Adolphe, into the coal mines of Wellington after emigrating from Belgium,” said Hutchins, addressing Poulain during the Empty Chair ceremony. “We know little of your childhood in Extension, but life could not have been easy. Your mother passed away on May 31, 1928, when you were just seven years old.” Poulain’s father married Alice Four-year-old Henry Hunter England places a poppy on a cross during the Ladysmith Remembrance Day Thomas in 1931, and the family service Monday, Nov. 11. For more photos from the service in Ladysmith and the Remembrance Day ser- moved to Ladysmith. vice held in Chemainus, please turn to page 3. LINDSAY CHUNG In September 1933, just after Pou-

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lain entered Grade 6, his family experienced another tragedy when his father confronted a young man who was attempting to break into his sisters’ bedrooms, an altercation that resulted in the younger man’s death by stabbing. Poulain’s father was sentenced to two years in prison. He abandoned the family after getting out of prison. In 1935, Poulain received a conditional pass into Ladysmith High School. The class register indicates he quit school April 24, 1936, not long after turning 15. He began working for family friends who owned the Ladysmith Laundry and later turned up in Victoria. “Shortly after Canada declared war against Germany in September 1939 at the age of 18, you were one of the first to enlist in Victoria with the Princess Patricia’s Canadian Light Infantry,” said Hutchins. They were among the first Canadian troops to be stationed overseas, departing Halifax December 21, 1939. They were stationed in England with the 1st Canadian Infantry Division as part of the Shore Defence Forces. On July 10, 1943, Poulain’s unit landed in Sicily as part of the British 8th Army. Private Poulain was severely wounded while fighting the way up towards Leonforte on July 22, 1943. “You were hit, apparently shot in the stomach,” said Hutchins. “We can only imagine how painful and frightening the next 24 hours were for you. You died of your wounds the next day during the German withdrawal. You and your Canadian comrades numbering in the hundreds were buried in the village of Agira, just northeast of the town of Leonforte where you were killed.”

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Veterans and community members gathered Monday, Nov. 11 in Chemainus and Ladysmith to mark Remembrance Day during moving ceremonies at the Cenotaph. Pictured, clockwise from top left: the Cowichan Valley Pipe and Drums band marches toward the Cenotaph in Chemainus; community members lay wreaths at the Chemainus Cenotaph; veterans salute during the Remembrance Day service in Ladysmith; Cowichan Valley Regional District Area G director Mel Dorey has some help to bring a wreath to the Cenotaph in Chemainus; and Korean War veteran Clarence Dockstader salutes after laying a wreath at the Ladysmith Cenotaph. ROSS ARMOUR AND LINDSAY CHUNG

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interested to get a hold of a book free of charge, and then it can be returned upon finishing reading. Alternatively, one can keep a particular book that is picked up and drop off another book that they’ve outgrown or finished for others to enjoy. “Mrs. Croghan thought it was a wonderful idea,” said Battie. “The kids will feel part of bringing something to the community, and we plan to construct a little schoolhouse structure that they will be involved with by painting and sanding it.” A box will be placed outside Mrs. Croghan’s classroom into which people can drop the children’s books to be used as part of the function. Battie is hoping that the new library is something that will last for evermore, but she warned of the uncertainty surrounding reconstruction within School District 68. “I don’t know what the future holds, but this is something that we’ll be able to put back into the community nevertheless. It will always be involved,” said Battie. The school is located at 444 Parkhill Terrace in Ladysmith.

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Works Fund, to be cost of $82,000, as-is. ing the gas tax funds, used for future eli- “Staff consider this explained Manson. gible projects. offer is a reasonIf the Town sold These projects able price for this the trolley to a Ladysmith is sellvehi- n o n - g o v e r n m e n t ing its iconic trolley. could potentially in- four-year-old During a Nov. 4 clude transit-related cle, which has been agency, it would be im- in constant service required to pay back council meeting, infrastructure council accepted provements, provid- since 2009,” John nearly $100,000 to an offer from the ed that the project Manson, the Town’s the Union of British MuniciCity of Langford to is eligible for gas tax director of infra- Columbia purchase the 2009 funding, according structure services, palities, council was wrote in his report told back in May. Supreme Trolley to Town staff. Council had di- to council. The Town of Bus for $82,000, asTown of This trolley was Ladysmith still has is — including the rected supply of related Ladysmith staff to purchased with gas one trolley, a 1989 model, equipment, such as dispose of the trol- tax funds, and sell- Champlain tires, custom parts ley to another mu- ing it to another which is being kept and Christmas light nicipality during a municipality limits for use during commeeting in late May. the Town’s financial munity events. frame. The Town of liability for repayCouncil also subseagreed to direct the Ladysmith revenue from the quently received an sale of the trolley offer from the City to the Community of Langford to purGas Tax Community chase the unit at a the chronicle

Recent bear sighting is a reminder to be careful Ross Armour the chronicle

A black bear was spotted on Donna Road in Ladysmith last Monday (Nov. 4). And seemingly the area is a hotspot for bears right now after another was killed Sunday, Nov. 3 just south of town on the highway. Central Island’s conservation officer, Steve Ackels, said it’s not unusual to see a bear scouring around the Donna Road surroundings. “We do live in bear country, and the number of black bears on Vancouver Island is substantial,” he said. Since April 1 of this year, there have been 53 sightings of bears in Ladysmith, with that figure likely set to beat last year’s figures. Between April 1, 2012, and March 31 of this year, 64 bears were spotted, although Ackels predicts the next

fortnight will see a quiet end to this year’s sightings. He says people must realize that anywhere in the province brings a chance of bumping into a bear. “When people are out on hiking trails or walking their dogs, they just need to remember to do the same thing with two-legged predators as they would do with fourlegged predators. Be aware of your surroundings, don’t wear headphones, and walk in groups. Typically, a black bear is going to run away when it sees you coming anyway. “Sometimes they’ll retreat into trees and then huff and puff and clack their teeth at you,” he added. “This is defensive behaviour from the bear. Never run away; just stand tall and give the bear room. In general, they don’t want to be around us anyway.”

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Uforik celebrates 10 years Lindsay Chung the chronicle

How does a computer store stay open in Ladysmith for 10 years? Aaron Stone believes a genuine desire to serve people better, a strong sense of community and a bit of guidance are big pieces of the puzzle. Stone and Jamie Kolk, with their families, own Uforik Computers on First Avenue, and the store is celebrating its 10th anniversary this year. It all started in the fall of 2003 when Stone moved back to the Island to be close to family. He originally opened the store where Mr. Teriyaki and Miss Sushi is now. “I opened a one-person computer shop and thought it would give me enough income to have a job, and I quickly realized I couldn’t keep up,”

Uforik Computers is celebrating its 10th anniversary this year. From left, Jamie Kolk, Aaron Stone and Sean Sherstone want to thank the community and encourage people to come see what’s new at the store. Lindsay Chung he said. “The first five years Jamie Kolk knew were pretty tough Stone’s cousin, and and up and down, the when he found out highs and lows and Stone might be look- not great at paying ing for help, he came things on time, and in about three and my accounting sysa half months after tems were very poor,” Stone opened, and recalled Stone with Stone says they hit it a bit of a laugh. “We off right away. grew the business


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during that time, but in a sort of sporadic way; as we got a little bit more, we did a little bit more and always sort of extended ourselves to the max.” In 2009, Uforik moved to its present location at 410B First Ave. beside Coast Realty Group. Stone says that by this time, he and Kolk had grown a lot and matured as they managed the business, and they received a lot of help and support from Kolk’s father, Luke, who encouraged them to keep going during the tough times. “He could see the potential and realized with some guidance, we could probably do quite well,” explained Stone. “A big turning point was when he bought this building in the summer of 2009 and said ‘this is a great chance for you guys to move right into town.’ It changed our whole business. We had a great new space in this landmark building in town on a great corner with lots of traffic. Having Bouma Meats next door, having Island Homes here, just created a lot of extra traffic for us, and people became more aware of us. “It’s really changed from we’d have three or four laptops and now we have 15 or 20, as many or more as big box stores.” Uforik was incorporated in 2010, and Kolk became a full partner then, along See Computer Page 7

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From Page 6 The Ladysmith some of the tougher times over Archives is celebrating with both their wives. the past 10 years. its fifth anniversary, Looking ahead, Stone says UforAs Uforik has grown, it has built and it wants the its business on service, support ik would like to expand into more community to be part and knowledge and passion that full-service electronics, such as of the celebration. Stone laughingly says they all have televisions and gaming systems. The Ladysmith “from being sort of geeks at heart Uforik is also going through a reArchives invites the branding of its website, Facebook and being really into technology.” public to celebrate and Twitter. “Not only do we know during an open house Stone, who wants to what we’re talking Tuesday, Nov. 19 from thank everybody in about it and we have 2-4 p.m. Ladysmith, says celthe experience, but we “We’re very proud of ebrating the store’s actually are excited what we have been 10th anniversary feels about what we sell,” he able to achieve in really good. said. “I think the bigfive years, and we “It does feel like in a gest thing is it’s legitiwant to share this lot of ways that we’ve mate, it’s heartfelt and wonderful resource arrived, so to speak, it’s real. We really want with the community,” but I think there’s people to leave here says president Ian still so much more going ‘wow, that was Hardy. “We have a that we can do, and great’ because that’s huge collection of that’s the exciting just as good a feeling photographs, maps part,” he said. “I feel as getting somebody’s and other documents like with the backing money. The best feelthat tell the story of of 10 years, we have ing is when someone Aaron Stone Ladysmith, and we more confidence to comes in and says ‘oh want people to know think we could make my friend told me this what we have and something more, still is the only place they how they can access — just apply the same would buy a computthe collection.” sort of genuine feeler.’” The Archives is ings we’ve had toward Sean Sherstone belocated below Tim the business so far gan working at the Hortons at the store as well, and Stone says “he and expand what we offer to peoentrance to town. was just a good fit.” They’ve be- ple. We’d like to get to the point For more information, come like an extended family, and where people think of anything contact: 250-245Stone believes this connection to do with technology and think ‘I 0100. is what has helped them weather know the guys to go see.’”

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“We wanted to promote reading and be able to share books in the community.” Priya Battie, Page 4


ew people know the traffic safety issues of the Malahat the way Malahat fire chief Rob Patterson does. That’s why you should pay attention when he says the latest $15 million the government is throwing at our most notorious stretch of highway — though welcome — amounts to just another Band-aid. Don’t read that the wrong way. We’ve long been proponents of a completely divided Cowichan highway from the Malahat to North Oyster. If the government wants to continue to chip away at that goal $15 million at a time, then that’s better than doing nothing at all. This latest roadwork announcement is a good thing, a step in the right direction. But any improvement made to the existing highway cannot disguise the fact it is less an artery to move traffic from community to community and more Main Street Cowichan. And it is populated at any given time with people who are driving too slow, or too fast, or with their minds focused more on their lives and their phones than they are on the road. Cars are such an everyday part of our lives that we frequently forget they are also shiny metal boxes hurtling past each other at rates of speed deadly to the human body. Instead, we give them the same attention we give our spouses as they chatter through our favourite TV show. In an ideal world, we would build a new divided highway from Victoria to Nanaimo with a half-dozen cloverleaf exits and on-ramps and no other access points. In an ideal world, the people driving those cars will be focused on the road and nothing else. But it is not, and never will be, an ideal world. By all means keep urging the powers-that-be to improve our roads. But take it upon yourself to drive safely. —Cowichan News Leader Pictorial

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eaction was swift and scattered after the “framework agreement” on new oil pipelines announced last week by B.C. Premier Christy Clark and Alberta Premier Alison Redford. First, here’s what it doesn’t mean. “B.C. blinked,” according to one Toronto commentator, based on the popular notion that B.C. gave up its claim to a share of Alberta’s resource royalties from heavy oil. Clark never made such a claim, so it would be difficult to give it up. Her often-repeated condition of a “fair share” of revenues from any new oil pipelines is purposely vague, but after repeated protests from Alberta, Clark clarified as far back as last June that provincial royalties are not on the table. There is no constitutional way to make such a demand, a point Redford has made several times.

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NDP leader Adrian Dix and the usual chorus of professional protesters claimed that Clark flipflopped, opposing the Enbridge Northern Gateway proposal before the election and then embracing it once she was re-elected. This is also inaccurate. Clark’s five conditions were set out before the May election, demanding approval by a federal environmental review, “worldleading” spill prevention and response capability on land and at sea, meeting legal requirements to consult and share benefits with aboriginal communities, and the undefined “fair share” for B.C. Clark said numerous times during the campaign that the conditions have not been met, and made pessimistic noises about Northern Gateway, but she very carefully did not campaign against it. The B.C. Liberal platform also endorsed a Kitimat-area oil refinery proposed by this newspaper’s owner, and Clark repeatedly referred

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strategy released last summer contains no specifics on how it would facilitate a pipeline project from Alberta to B.C. It talks about developing Canada’s energy reserves and at the same time somehow reducing greenhouse gas emissions, and promises a final version next spring. Oh, and Quebec refuses to participate. Ottawa has sole jurisdiction over inter-provincial projects such as Northern Gateway and the proposal by Kinder Morgan Canada to expand the 60-year-old Trans Mountain pipeline to Burnaby and refineries in Washington. If there is to be some extra revenue for B.C. from oil traffic, it could theoretically take the form of a toll on pipelines. None of B.C.’s five conditions has yet been met. Legally, they don’t have to be, except for the one about accommodating aboriginal title. Tom Fletcher is legislative reporter and columnist for Black Press.

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to that sort of industrial expansion as one of the potential “fair share” components for B.C. The B.C. Liberal government made its opposition to Northern Gateway “as currently proposed” official on May 31, two weeks after the election, in its final submission to the federal review panel. If Clark had wanted to jump on the anti-pipeline bandwagon for political gain, that move could have been made earlier. NDP environment critic Spencer Chandra Herbert said the B.C. government has taken the position that more oil will reach the West Coast, by rail if not by pipeline. I’m not sure if or when that claim was made, but it’s true that rail shipments are already permitted. Here’s what Redford and Clark agreed on. Redford accepts B.C.’s five conditions, provincial royalties excluded, and Clark endorsed Redford’s proposed “Canadian Energy Strategy,” which B.C. rejected last year. A draft of the

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Editor: Editor’s Note: This is a letter sent to Festival of Lights volunteers following their workparty on Sunday, Nov. 3 and copied to the Chronicle. I just want to thank you all for one of the best major set up work parties for the Festival of Lights that I have been involved in over the past years. With the new lighting changes and the new street maps so clearly outlined, volunteers were able to re-lamp the trees with very few glitches. Special thanks to Robin and Gerta Francis and Greg Edwards for a new street light pattern plan well done. Looking forward to the new Light Up look for Ladysmith. Real big thanks for those volunteers who looked at problems, made good decisions and took fast action, to make sure our community street volunteers and businesses did not feel misused or not needed as we all worked hard today to get all the buildings and trees decorated. The work today on moving decorations to roofs and buildings and re-bulbing businesses could not have been accomplished without all the in-kind support from many of the firms that operate bucket and ladder trucks, which we thank Duck Paterson and Ray Delcourt for organizing. What was also great is we had every available person from council and several senior members of town staff helping us as well. What town have we all lived in that would be able to say that! That along with the 100-plus community volunteers is really great support to the Festival of Lights program from our community. Looking forward to a great light up and a beautiful seasonal look to Ladysmith this winter. Cliff Fisher President, Festival of Lights Society


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Arthur Roy has always been curious. A retired professional who grew up in Chemainus and now lives in Ladysmith, Roy’s curiosity and desire to share his life and learning has led him to write a book, called Curiosity’s Reward. Following his 80th birthday, Roy decided to produce a memoir for his family. He says he discussed his idea with friends and family and found encouragement to write a publishable book rather than just a little memoir. He decided to focus the content mostly on the development of his nonconforming belief system, rather than just the details of his life and relationships. “When my family celebrated my 80th birthday, I gave a short talk on some of what I had learned during this life,” Roy writes in the preface to his book. “My granddaughter Kimberley asked for a copy of my brief notes, and having received an expression of interest, I decided to expand on them with a small book. I did not want it to be of interest only to my family and friends; I decided that it should consist of material that could perhaps be useful to others; the journey of a young and naive conformist




Arthur Roy, who grew up in Chemainus and now lives in Ladysmith, has written a book called Curiosity’s Reward. Photo Submitted to someone with an unconventional belief system.” Roy says his lifelong passion has been reading, fueled by his curiosity, which, from an early age, led him to search for answers to the eternal questions: “Where did we come from?”, “Why are we here?” and “Where are we going?” In his search, he says he found that “most of our fundamental beliefs were without supporting evidence.” He has questioned everything, considering nothing to be untouched and unexamined, including religion, biology, archaeology, economics, international politics, and the nature of the reality we inhabit, according to a press release. Curiosity’s Reward tells the story of Roy’s search and the state of his evolving belief system, “a system that provides a view


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Bond, Bublé featured in Christmas Spectacular Lindsay Chung

a Queen tribute, a show creator Katy James Bond medley Bowen-Roberts, who and a Sound of Mu- grew up in Ladysmith, This December, the sic medley, Michael explains she has a Yellowpoint Christ- Bublé songs, a nostal- program plan every mas Spectacular will gia tribute as well as year, and she has sets dazzle and delight many more classical in which she tries to area families for the hits and Christmas fa- fit in songs of a similar idea. seventh year in a row. vourites. When it comes to “Where last year I This year’s singing and dancing ex- choosing the musical had a Tom Jones act travaganza includes features each year, and I tried to have a THE CHRONICLE

flashy first-act ending, this year, I’m doing Queen,” she explained. Bowen-Roberts chooses the music, and her music arranger, James Mark, arranges it for the band and four singers. Bowen-Roberts and Mark have been working together since the beginning, and they actually went to elementary school together. This year, the Yellowpoint Christmas Spectacular will be performed at the Port Theatre for the first time. “We tried it last year at the Sid Williams Theatre in Courtenay, and it seemed to work well with the bigger audience,” said Bowen-Roberts, who produces the show as a

real family affair, with her husband and her parents. “So we’re trying it at the Port this year. We think it will give audience members a chance to see it in different forms; it will probably seem like a different show each time.” Bowen-Roberts has been working a lot with James on the music, and she says she’s really excited to see it performed on stage. “The music’s really interesting, and there are so many different parts,” she said. “Breaking it down, you learn what is involved in the music. I’m excited to see how it comes across and see the intricate parts come together.” Bowen-Roberts says this year, she

éis also particularly faces,” she added. excited about trying “We have very talentthe show at the Port ed dancers from VanTheatre for the first couver, and our singtime and about the ers are from across costumes, which she Canada. It’s always a chose during a trip pleasure to work with to London, England, the band, who have this summer. been with us for sev“We have an exciting en years. See Page 14 new cast, lots of new



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“It’s evolved, and tion on the Island.” Cedar Community the support from the The Yellowpoint Hall are already sold community has been Christmas Spectacu- out, and Bowen-Robamazing,” she added. lar runs Dec. 6-21. erts recommends “Surprisingly, in 2007 Ten performances are that people get their when we started, we slated on the calen- tickets early so they did have 2,000 people dar at the Cedar Com- aren’t disappointed. come and see the munity Hall and the To book your tickshow. Last year, we show is also booked ets for the Cedar or had 4,600. This year, at the Port Theatre Nanaimo shows, call we’ve already sold in Nanaimo for three 250-754-8550 or visit 3,000 tickets. It’s neat performances and at w w w. p o r t t h e a t r e . to see people are the Sid Williams The- com. making it a tradition. atre in Courteay for For more about the I can see the formula two performances. show, visit www.yel has really worked for The four matinée lowpointchristmas creating that tradi- performances at the Kaitlin Lane, Felix Leblanc, Todd Delaney and Dana Hunter perform in a previous Yellowpoint Christmas Spectacular. This year’s show, which runs Dec. 6-21 in Cedar, Nanaimo and Courtenay, features a Queen tribute, a James Bond medley and a Sound of Music medley, Michael Bublé songs, a nostalgia tribute, Christmas favourites and much more. Photo Submitted


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Vancouver Island Symphony principal French horn player Andrew Clark has spent decades playing in orchestras in the U.K. and in Canada, but he doesn’t just play the horns — he also builds them. “I had an interest in horn design for many years because I was a specialist in playing historical instruments, so I became familiar with playing unusually-designed instruments,” the Ladysmith resident explains. “I started taking measurements because I was intrigued by how they worked.” In 2001, still living in England, Clark started learning how to make instruments, and he made a trumpet. He began learning to make French horns, and in 2008, Clark took a sabbatical from performing and came to Canada to spend four months learning from Keith Berg in B.C.’s Robson Valley. Berg let Clark use his workshop, and during that time, Clark built two French horns of different designs that he says Berg had never seen before. Clark returned to England and practised what he had learned. Clark’s wife, bassoonist Katrina Russell, is Canadian, and when they were married in 2000, they had their honeymoon on Vancouver Island. At the time, they said they wanted to come back 10 years later to visit. Ten years later, to the day, they returned to Canada permanently. Partly, they moved to be closer to Russell’s parents — who actually moved to Ladysmith about a year ago — but also so that Clark could set up a new shop for building his instruments, he explained. Since moving to Ladysmith in 2010, Clark

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signed and could be built. Clark first began playing French horn when he was 10 years old. His mother had played French horn when she was in school, and she still had the instrument in the house although she didn’t play anymore. When there was an opening in Clark’s school orchestra, Clark accepted the chance to play French horn after refusing to play trumpet and violin. “By the time I was 12, I was playing with the county youth orchestra in Norfolk,” he said. “As soon as I did have that experience, I loved it , and I’ve never stopped loving it.” Clark studied at the Guildhall School of Music and Drama in London. Clark describes his career since music college as “a slightly interesting journey” because he has never actually had a full-time job with an orchestra, but instead has worked steadily through a number of contracts with orchestras as a freelance musician. Clark also taught for 17 years in England, and he now does some teaching at the University of British Columbia. Clark has been performing with the VIS since moving to Vancouver Island. After playing one season on second French horn, he moved onto first, and this is his third season as principal player. “I like the community,” he said. “I like the fact we can talk with members of the audience after, and there’s a lot of local enthusiasm for our concerts.” Clark is looking forward to being the guest artist during the VIS’s upcoming London — Majesty performance Saturday, Nov. 16 at the Port Theatre in Nanaimo, along with tenor Isaiah Bell. In this second classical concert of the

season Passport to Great Entertainment, the Vancouver Island Symphony whisks the audience away to the majestic city of London, England, with music by Joseph Haydn, Frederick Delius, Benjamin Britten and Ludwig van Beethoven. The concert opens with Haydn’s 1791 salute to Britain’s oldest musical charity — March for the Royal Society of Musicians. Move forward 150 years, and the thread continues as Bell and Clark take centre stage for Serenade for Tenor, Horn and Strings, a song cycle written by Britten in 1943. “It’s tuneful, but also quite moving,” Clark says of the song cycle by Britten. “It’s a series of songs based on British poets. It’s a beautiful piece, and I first got to know it when I was a teenager because my father was a tenor singer, and once or twice, we would do some recitals … I’ve known it for at least three decades, but I’ve never had a chance to play it with an orchestra, so I’m really looking forward to it.” As conductor Pierre Simard raises his baton after intermission, the audience will be led on a stroll through the park with Delius’ On Hearing the First Cuckoo in Spring, and Summer Night on the River. With Coriolon Concert by Beethoven, who was a pupil of Haydn, comes the musical story of military might versus motherly tenderness. Then it’s to the very heart of the city as the orchestra plays Haydn’s final symphony — London. The Vancouver Island Symphony presents London — Majesty Saturday, Nov. 16 at 7:30 p.m. at the Port Theatre in Nanaimo. For tickets, call 250-754-8550 or www.

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Wednesday, November 20 9:30 am – noon at Aggie Hall with LaFF, Island Health, Stz’uminus First Nation, Ladysmith Resources Centre Association, Mayor Rob Hutchins, and others for brunch, crafts, songs, stories and more! 3:00 – 5:00 pm at the Community Centre for youth drop-in sports & pizza 6:30 pm at the Community Centre for cake! 6:30 – 7:25 pm

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The Chemainus and Ladysmith senior girls’ volleyball teams have been doing well recently, with top eight finishes in tournaments the last two weekends. Ladysmith Secondary School finished seventh at the recent Duncan Christian School/Cowichan senior girls’ volleyball tournament Nov. 1-2, while Chemainus Secondary School finished eighth. Emily Adams was named Chemainus’ MVP for the tournament, while Kaylie McKinley was Ladysmith’s MVP. In top left photo, Emily Guest of Chemainus tries to block a shot by Rebecca Bazinet of Duncan Christian; while at right, Brooke Dillabaugh (5) of Chemainus goes up for a block against Danielle Groenendijk of Duncan Christian. Above, at left, Kaylie McKinley of Ladysmith goes up for a block against Emily Pastor of Lake Cowichan. April Van Pelt of Ladysmith gets a hand on the ball against Taylor McCormick of Lake Cowichan in the upper right photo, while below that, the Ladysmith girls celebrate a point against Lake Cowichan. Ladysmith finished seventh in the tournament and went on to take sixth place at the AA North Island championships Nov. 8-9. ANDREW LEONG

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NISBET, Hugh Oliver March 12, 1919 ~ October 31, 2013 After a life well-lived, Dad passed away at the Lodge on 4th. He had lived there for 6 years, where his care was exceptional by staff and workers both past and present. Dad served in the European Theatre during WWII with the RCAMSC-13th Field Ambulance. Amazingly, Dad was the longest living survivor of his unit. As a young man, Dad played the accordion at many dances. His accordion travelled with him during the war. His career as an Industrial First Aid Attendant was as close as possible to his goal of becoming a doctor. Dad was raised in Cassidy, BC and began his young family there. In the early 1950s he moved his family to Ladysmith where he became a lifelong resident. He supported many service clubs and organizations. He was a proud member of the Royal Canadian Legion and the Eagles. He particularly enjoyed being a marriage commissioner. We affectionately called him “Marrying Sam�. Last year, Dad was the proud recipient of the Queens Diamond Jubilee Medal for service to country and community. Predeceased by his wife, Rose and son, Bob; he is survived by daughters, Sheila and Sharron, and son-in-law, Carl Anderson; grandsons, Rob and Dayle (Ellie); and great grandson, Andy. Many thanks to Dr. E. Fritsch for his care, and to Irene and Wayne – Dad’s very special friends. It would please Dad if everyone was very dedicated to their health. He tried very hard to live forever! In Dad’s memory, a donation to either of the following would be appreciated. Heart & Stroke Foundation, 401-495 Dunsmuir St, Nanaimo, BC V9R 6B9 or Ladysmith First United Church, P.O. Box 124, Ladysmith, BC, V0R 2E0. Dad’s final resting place will be in Cedar Valley Memorial Gardens in the Field of Honor. A

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Doris Annie HOGBERG (nee Malli) Born December 9, 1923 in Ladysmith, B.C. Died November 1, 2013 in St. Michael’s Hospice, Burnaby, B.C. surrounded by family. Doris was the youngest of four children. She is predeceased by sister Helen Richard, brothers Michael and Victor Malli and husband Sidney Hogberg. In 1943 Doris moved to Vancouver at the age of 19 and in 1949 married the love of her life Sidney Hogberg. She will be dearly missed by her family and close friends. No service by request



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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.

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.



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REQUEST FOR PROPOSALS 2014-2016 PARKS MAINTENANCE SERVICES The Cowichan Valley Regional District invites sealed proposals for the maintenance of Community Park sites in Electoral Area G – Saltair/Gulf Islands and Electoral Area H – North Oyster/Diamond. The contract is based on a 36 month service period from January 1, 2014 through to December 31, 2016. REQUEST FOR PROPOSAL DOCUMENTS Request for Proposal (RFP) documents may be obtained from the Cowichan Valley Regional District, located at 175 Ingram Street, Duncan, BC, as of 9:00 a.m., Tuesday, November 5, 2013, also on the CVRD Website at or on BC Bid All servicing will proceed according to the “20142016 Electoral Area “Gâ€? and “Hâ€? Community Parks Maintenance Services Request for Proposalâ€? documents (available on the 1st Floor of the CVRD ofďŹ ce located at 175 Ingram Street in Duncan). The Cowichan Valley Regional District reserves the right to reject any and all proposals and negotiate with any proponent. Attendance to a mandatory site meeting is required for all individuals/company representatives intending to submit a proposal. Please consult the RFP documents for the time and date of the mandatory site meeting. Proposals must be received NO LATER THAN 2:00 p.m., Friday, November 22, 2013. Address Proposals to: Mr. Ryan Dias, Parks Operations Superintendent Parks & Trails Division Cowichan Valley Regional District 175 Ingram Street, Duncan, BC V9L 1N8 PROPONENT INQUIRIES Request for Proposal inquiries must be directed by email to Ryan Dias, Parks Operations Superintendent, Parks & Trails Division at COWICHAN VALLEY REGIONAL DISTRICT 175 Ingram Street Duncan, B.C. V9L 1N8

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Third Annual Victorian Christmas Tea Sponsored by Sharon Chapter #4 O.E.S. Sat. Nov. 16 2 - 4 p.m. Masonic Lodge, 26 Gatacre St., Ladysmith. Bake tables, Silent auction, Tea leaf readings. Lunch $8/person Tickets at door

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ATTENTION CARDMAKERS, BOOKMAKERS, SCRAPBOOKERS, ALL CRAFTERS. An Estate Sale of crafting supplies -- rubber stamps, scrapbook paper, cutters, inks, storage units, Xmas decorations, sewing machine and much, much more. Sat. Nov. 16th, 9-2 pm at the back of #28 1150 Walkem Rd. Ladysmith.

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SHARED ACCOMMODATION APARTMENT/CONDOS NANAIMO WATERFRONT 2nd floor condo. 1500 sq.ft. LR/DR/2bdrms with view, den, gas FP, secure bldg. 2 underground parking spaces. Maintenance fee includes hot water/gas/landscaping. 1 pet OK. $339,900 (250)753-9123

RENTALS APARTMENT/CONDO Ladysmith: 1 & 2 bdrm apt, heat incl., n/p, ref’s required. The Villa 250-245-3583. Meicor Properties Chemainus: Lockwood Villa. Well kept bldg, 1 bdrm $625, available now. N/S, 1 small pet welcome. 250-246-1033. Meicor Properties Ladysmith: bachelor unit avail now $590/mo incl. heat & hot water, sm pets ok. 250-9246966.

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

SUITES, LOWER LADYSMITH- 1 bdrm, shared W/D. NS/NP. Centrally located, heat & cable incld’d. $650. Available now. (250)245-9535 or 250-616-7643. Ladysmith: bright 2 bdrm bsmt suite. Util, private parking & entrance, n/s, avail. Dec. 1st, $825/mo. 250-245-0200

TOWNHOUSES 3 Bed, 2 Bath $950/mth clean, quiet, W/D, N/S, N/P, across from schools avail Dec 1. 250924-5994




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.

DUPLEXES/4PLEXES Ladysmith: quiet 600 sq.ft. 1 bdrm with view. Gas f/p, hardood flrs, high ceilings, deck, in-suite w/d, N/S, cat ok, avail now, $600+hydro & gas. 2 references req. 250-335-2189. LADYSMITH: RENO’D 2 bdrm lower duplex. Laundry. N/S. $800+ utils. 250-245-2079.


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


Rentals Available Ladysmith: #41-100 Gifford Rd. 2 bdrm, 2 bath level entry ocean view condo. $1100/mo. Avail Dec. 1. Ladysmith: #7-100 Gifford Rd. 2 bdrm, 2 bath lower level ocean view condo. $975/mo. Avail Dec. 1. Ladysmith: #7-941 Malone Rd. 3 bdrm, 3 bath comfortable condo. $950/mo. Avail Dec. 1. Saltair: 11145 Chemainus Rd. 3 bdrm, 2 bath ocean front home. $1500/mo. Avail Dec. 15. Ladysmith: 4275 Shell Beach Rd. 2 bdrm, 1 bath bright level entry bsmt suite. $900/mo. Avail now.

Auto Financing 1.800.910.6402

WANTED Quality Rentals to add to our Property Management Portfolio JOHN BOOTH 250-245-2252 Royal LePage Property Management

528 1st Ave. Ladysmith, BC

Sunny Saltair: stunning custom built garden suite avail. Dec. 1st, stone heated floors, private grnd entr with beautiful views of Stuart Channel, n/s, n/p, 1 bdrm, 2 bdrm & bachelor. $675 - $1075/mo. Call Kathi 250-245-1101.

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The Last Word

Heard around town...

• This Thursday (Nov. 14), Vancouver Island author Katrin Horowitz will be reading from her newly published book, The Best Soldier’s Wife, at the Ladysmith Library. This is the story of one woman trying to cope with the shocks and aftershocks of Canada’s war in Afghanistan. “Katrin will read from her timely novel, described as sad, angry, funny, but always deeply personal,” states a press release. The reading takes place Thursday, Nov. 14 at 6:30 p.m. at the Ladysmith Library. Call 250-245-2322 for more information. • Congratulations to the Best Western Plus Chemainus Inn, managed by Ashler Hospitality Corporation, which was recognized with the M.K. Guertin Award, the Champion Customer Care

Award and the Best West- more than 2,400 properern Green Award at Best ties in the U.S. and CanaWestern International’s da to receive all three of 2013 Convention held re- these awards. cently in Texas. The Best • It’s an afternoon of Western Plus Chemainus Musical Fantasy Sunday, Inn was also awarded Nov. 17 when British cello the Champion Customer sensation Michael Jones Care Award for its strong will perform a virtuoso secommitment to providing lection, including Bach’s superior customer care suites and Joaquin Roto guests and the Green drigo’s sparkling “Como Award for its dedica- una Fantasia,” at 2 p.m. tion to environmentally- in the intimate setting of friendly practices. “The 1891 heritage St. Michael’s prestigious M.K. Guertin Church in Chemainus. FolAward is bestowed upon lowing the performance, those member properties stay for a Meet the Artists that have represented the Reception.” Tickets are vision of Best Western’s $15 in advance or $20 at founder and best demon- the door and are available strated exceptional levels at the Owl’s Nest Bakery of service, quality, value Bistro in Chemainus, the and commitment to the Chemainus Festival Inn, brand,” according to a Salamander Books in news release. The Best Ladysmith, Mike’s Café in Mid Island Co-op is pleased to announce its support of the Ladysmith Festival of Lights Western Plus Chemainus Crofton, Ten Old Books in Society by way of a $1,000 donation. Pictured from left to right are Mid Island Co-op board Inn is one of only 20 ho- Duncan and Valley Vines member Barb Peters and Cliff Fisher and Greg Edwards from the Ladysmith Festival of Lights PHOTO SUBMITTED tels — and the only one in to Wines in Mill Bay or by Society. Western Canada — out of calling 250-748-8383.

Smile of the Week


St. Mary’s Catholic Church 1135 - 4th Avenue Ladysmith, BC

What’s your name? “Layla O’Brien” What’s your hometown? “Ladysmith.” What do you do? “I’m a Grade 4 student at Ladysmith Intermediate School.” What do you like most about your community? “The ocean.” What was your proudest or happiest moment? “When I had my piano recital.” What scares you more than anything else in the world? “Spiders.” If you were Empress of Vancouver Island, what would your first imperial proclamation be? “To be able to be under 10 and go in the front passenger seat in the car.”

Mass Times: Sat. 5:00 pm Sun. 9:00 am 250-245-3414

Hall Rentals Available 250-245-2077

Attend regularly the church of your choice

Inclusive - Diverse - Vibrant

Ladysmith First United Church Sunday Service including Sunday school at 10:30 am

Healing Pathway

1st & 3rd Tuesdays, 6-8 pm

Rev. Min-Goo Kang 232 High Street 250-245-2183

1149 Fourth Ave, Ladysmith, 250-245-8221 Family Worship Service every Sunday at 10:30 am “Life Lesson Series: He Is I AM” (Nursery & Children’s classes available) Mid-week programs for kids, preteens and teens


314 Buller St., Ladysmith Jesus Said: “Come and Journey with the Saviour”

November 17, 2013 @10am

Sunday Morning Worship

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


Beyond Your Expectations

Guest Speaker: Briercrest Professor

David Ernst Pastor Darin Phillips 381 Davis Road 250-245-5113

Call for a Free Home Evaluation 640 Trans Canada Hwy., Ladysmith, BC P. 250-245-3700 C. 250-667-7653 E.

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