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School board defers closure decision to January Lindsay Chung THE CHRONICLE

No decisions were made regarding the future of Ladysmith zone schools when the School District 68 board of education held its regular board meeting in Ladysmith last week. The school board meeting was held Dec. 18 at Ladysmith Secondary School, and about 110 people were on hand to hear the board discuss the options put forward by the Ladysmith Extended Consultation Working Group and the recommendations put forward by Superintendent Dave Hutchinson for school facilities in the Ladysmith zone. After much discussion, the board tabled all motions related to the Ladysmith zone 10 Year Enhanced Facilities For Learning Plan proposals until the Jan. 29 board meeting. Several trustees said they felt like they needed more information and had too many unanswered questions about French Immersion enrolment and how many students from Cedar would come to Ladysmith, for example, to make a decision that night. At the meeting, Superintendent Dave Hutchinson outlined the consultation process that was undertaken in regards to the future of facilities in the Ladysmith zone, including the establishment of the Ladysmith Working Group to review alternatives to the proposed school

closures and recon- Transportation Procefigurations. The Work- dure 4400. ing Group included • The district will unrepresentatives of the dertake a feasibility Town of Ladysmith, study with respect to the Cowichan Valley the addition of a Grade Regional District, Par- 8 French Immersion ent Advisory Councils, program at Ladysmith school administrators, Secondary. district senior staff • Close North Oyster and the board of edu- Elementary in June cation. 2015. This coincides On Wednesday night, with the opening of the trustees discussed newly renovated CeOption A and Option dar Elementary School C put forward by the in the fall of 2015, Working Group, as which may be a school well as the recom- of choice for North mendation from the Oyster families. Prosuperintendent, which vide an opportunity for is a modification of the further consultation district’s original pro- around school choice posal from April. and possible catchHutchinson recom- ment area revisions mends the following with the North Oyster actions: community in the fall • Close École Davis of 2014. The district Road (EDR) in June will apply Board Pro2014 and consolidate cedure 4011, The Disthe English and French position of Property, programs as follows: with respect to explorthe K-6 French Im- ing the potential future mersion program with use of the site. Ladysmith Interme- • 2015-2016 School diate; the EDR Eng- Year: undertake a fealish program grades sibility study with re4-6 students with spect to elementary Ladysmith Intermedi- school renovations ate; and the K-3 EDR and/or rebuilds in the English program stu- Ladysmith zone. dents with Ladysmith This is quite different Primary. from the two options Transportation will proposed by the Workbe provided as per ing Group. Board Transportation Option A includes: Procedure 4400. The • Close Davis Road in district will also ap- June 2014 ply Board Procedure • Move Davis Road 4011, The Disposition English track K-3 to of Property, with re- Ladysmith Primary spect to exploring the • Move Davis Road potential future use of English track to 4-6 to the site. Ladysmith Intermedi• Grade 7 students ate from EDR and • Option for Davis Ladysmith Interme- Road English track, diate will move to LPS and LIS students Ladysmith Secondary to go to North Oyster in fall 2014 (already ap- • Grades 7 to 12 at proved by the Board). Ladysmith Secondary Transportation will be • French Immersion provided as per Board K-7 to North Oyster

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School District 68 superintendent Dave Hutchinson reads out staff recommendations during the board of education meeting held Wednesday, Dec. 18 at Ladysmith Secondary School. LINDSAY CHUNG • North Oyster to be a K-7 school for French Immersion and English track • SD68 to evaluate feasibility of offering late French Immersion at North Oyster • SD68 to evaluate


Grade 8 French immersion offered at LSS • Retain EDR site for possible future use • Begin planning process for conversion of Ladysmith Primary to K-6 school Phase 2 - 2015 or

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Maintaining Ladysmith’s form and character seems to be an important backdrop to making decisions regarding coach houses, big box stores and drive-thru service, as the Town of Ladysmith updates its Zoning Bylaw. Brent Elliott, project consultant for the Town of Ladysmith Zoning Bylaw Update, made a presentation to council Monday, Dec. 16, asking for council direction regarding these three issues that have come up through

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the Zoning Bylaw review, which has included discussions with council, a stakeholder working group and the community at large during an open house in late November. Elliott told council that the issues of coach houses, how to treat big box stores and how to treat drivethrus stood out the most. “We’ve identified those because consistent in all three conversations [with council, stakeholders and the public], there was some very good input but not necessarily consistent messages,”

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Next board meeting is Jan. 29 CHURCH DIRECTORY

Road in September 2014 or 2015 School board from Page 3 • Retain LPS/LIS to serve Long term: Build new K-6 Ladysmith zone K-3/4-7 English school in Ladysmith And Option C, which has been stream supported by Ladysmith coun- • If deemed viable, French Imcil and by the EDR Parent Advi- mersion begins at LSS • Monitor enrolment trends at sory Council, includes: • Close North Oyster School in LSS to ensure sustainability Long term: Renovate/expand June 2014 Ladysmith Primary to renewed • Move North Oyster K-3 to Ladysmith Primary (one-time K-7 school and build a new K-7 option for Cedar elementary Dual Track French Immersion school on a site in Ladysmith schools) Hutchinson noted that after • Move North Oyster grades 4-7 to Ladysmith Intermediate reviewing the Working Group (one-time option for Cedar el- recommendations, the senior staff initially felt that Option A ementary schools) had the most merit, but feed• Grades 8 to 12 at Ladysmith back received during the public Secondary School • Move towards transition of meetings in late November in English enrollment at Davis Ladysmith encouraged the seRoad to LPS/LIS beginning Sep- nior team to take a closer look at the enrolment history of the tember 2014 • Single Track French Immer- French Immersion program at EDR and the catchment area ension K-7 at Davis Road • Analyze feasibility of offering rolment trends at North Oyster. They concluded the French late French Immersion at Davis Immersion program at EDR is Road • SD68 to evaluate French Im- “marginally viable,” and after analyzing data and hearing from mersion offered at LSS • Explore uses for North Oys- many EDR parents who said ter School site with CVRD and they would not choose to have their children attend French community Immersion at North Oyster, se• Begin planning and consultation processor expansion/re- nior staff felt the placement newal of Ladysmith Primary to of French Immersion at North a K-7 and new dual track French Oyster was not a viable option, Immersion school in Ladysmith according to Hutchinson. Hutchinson also noted that Phase 2 - 2014-2017 • If deemed viable, begin Late the majority of families with Immersion (Grade 6) at Davis K-7 children in the North Oyster

catchment area are opting to choose schools outside of the North Oyster catchment area. “After considering all relevant information carefully, the senior team does not think that it is realistic to advance a recommendation that includes maintaining North Oyster Elementary,” he stated. Hutchinson listed a number of points the senior team found problematic about Option C, including leaving EDR — “a building which is overcrowded and has the worst facility condition rating in the district” — open; maintaining LSS as a Grade 8-12 school, which contradicts the board’s decision to reconfigure the school as 7-12; the gradual removal of the English stream at EDR, which is not consistent with the district’s optimal school size guidelines; and the consolidation of North Oyster with LIS and LPS, where the senior team believe a conversation should be held with North Oyster families with respect to school choice. During the Dec. 18 meeting, Trustee Nancy Curley brought forward a notice of motion to reconsider the motions approved June 26 that would move Grade 7 students from EDR and LIS to LSS, effective September 2014. She will bring these reconsideration motions forward at the board’s February meeting.

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fter a whirlwind year that started with a come-frombehind election win, Premier Christy Clark sat down with me for the traditional year-end interview in her Victoria office. Here are excerpts from that discussion. A longer version with video can be found under the Opinion tab of the Chronicle’s website. TF: Premier, you surprised a few people this year. What surprised you the most about 2013? PCC: I guess it was the disconnect between the pollsters and the pundits, and the public. I did have a sense all the time that the citizens were thinking something different in the run-up to the election campaign. I wondered, am I missing something here, or are they missing something? And I guess it turned out that it wasn’t me that was missing something. TF: The liquefied natural

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gas export project is going to use a lot of natural gas, especially in the early years. Will B.C.’s greenhouse gas reduction targets [20 per cent reduction by 2020, 80 per cent by 2050] have to be changed? PCC: I don’t have a clear answer on that yet. We are working with the companies on exactly how we are going to structure their environmental commitments and costs, and their electricity costs versus using gas, the total royalty tax regime. We’re looking at that as one package. However that turns out, though, this opportunity to export natural gas to Asia is the single biggest opportunity we have ever had as a province to reduce greenhouse gas emissions around the world. In shipping this to China, we are going to help them wean themselves off some of the dirtiest coal anybody’s burning anywhere in the world. TF: If B.C. is going to get credit for displacing coal

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volved with it until recently, so we’ll see where it goes. TF: There’s a perception out there, fuelled by the opposition, that you campaigned against oil pipelines and now you’re turning the tanker around, as it were, to be in support of them. What do you say to that? PCC: It’s typical of the other guys to reinterpret and misquote. That’s what they do. They’re in opposition. What I said was, we have five conditions that must be met in order for heavy oil to be considered to go ahead in British Columbia. That has not changed. The five conditions remain in place. As of today, none of them have been met. The only thing that is different today, from before the election, is that now I no longer stand alone in supporting the five conditions. I have one other premier supporting me, and that’s Alison Redford. Tom Fletcher is legislative reporter and columnist for Black Press.

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use in Asia, shouldn’t B.C.’s coal exports, even though it’s metallurgical coal, count in our greenhouse gas total as well? PCC: I know that the academics and pundits are going to get all mired in competing sets of numbers and studies. For me, we have a chance to do good for the world, and we’re going to take it. TF: On oil pipelines, your agreement in November with Alberta Premier Alison Redford involves B.C. supporting her effort for a national energy strategy. What do you see it doing in the future? PCC: The big idea that she’s trying to pursue with that is a strategy that will connect us east to west in energy. Energy grids are much better connected north to south than they are east to west. So she’s trying to pursue a pan-Canadian strategy for the exchange of energy, whether that’s hydroelectricity or natural gas or whatever it is. We haven’t been intimately in-

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Dr. Vivan Kilvert has wanted to be a doctor since she could read, and she grew up with two teachers for parents. So it’s pretty fitting that the Ladysmith family physician recently received an Award of Excellence from the British Columbia College of Family Physicians (BCCFP) for teaching. The awards recognize

family physicians who have achieved excellence. “These members exemplify the best of what being a family physician is all about, including exceptional care of patients, combined with a significant contribution to the health and well being of communities and/or society in general,” according to the BCCFP. Kilvert has been teaching medical students, residents and

international medical graduates for more than 12 years. “The BCCFP awards committee received many letters of support for Dr. Kilvert from family physician residents, colleagues and nurse practitioners in support of Dr. Kilvert’s nomination, which are evidence of why she is deserving of this award,” the BCCFP stated in its Annual Report. Dr. Ben Williams of

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Nanaimo, who nominated her for the award, had this to say about Kilvert: “By the time I finished residency, I had many wonderful teachers along the way. None have left the inedible mark imprinted by Dr. Kilvert. She is a model physician and an outstanding educator.” “Dr. Kilvert is a remarkably brilliant doctor, a fantastic clinician, an exceptionally compassionate and caring person and a devoted, inspiring teacher,” said Dr. Melissa Terlingen. Kilvert, who practised at Ladysmith Family Practice Clinic until August, says the award was very surprising. Kilvert feels that receiving the award validated something she already knew — that she loves teaching. “I love being a physician, but I love the days when I’m a teaching physician even more,” she said. “Medicine is an exhausting profession, and I always feel inspired and invigorated on days I teach.” Kilvert feels this award belongs more to her teachers than to her. “Certainly, if I’m a good teacher, it’s because I had good teachers,” she said. Everyone who studies medicine ends up teaching at some point, and Kilvert discovered that she really enjoyed teaching. “When I went to medical school, most of us trained for a portion of our time at larger sites, and you go through the ranks,” she explained. “You’re usually teaching the stage below you every day, formally or informally.” Nowadays, there are

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Ladysmith’s Dr. Vivan Kilvert (centre) receives an Award of Excellence in teaching from Dr. Patricia Mirwaldt (left) and Dr. Lisa Gaede of the British Columbia College of Family Physicians. Photo Submitted numerous residency sites where there are no medical students, explained Kilvert. “Once you graduate your residency and you are a practising doctor, there are not a lot of opportunities to teach, unless you choose to — I did,” she said. Kilvert became a clinical assistant professor at the University of British Columbia, and the university would send medial students to her for teaching. Besides the academic details, there are three main points Kilvert hopes she is passing on to her students. One fundamental idea for Kilvert is that the patient is your best teacher. “The patient is your teacher, and you are your patient’s teacher,” she said. “It’s easy to write a prescription, but people get more out of the visit if you teach them and explain things.” Another point Kilvert thinks is important to pass on is that the art

of medicine matters as their patients because much, or even more, that matters so much than the science. This — that would be my bigincludes bedside man- gest hope with it.” ner, how you speak and Kilvert has always listen to patients and wanted to be a doctor. colleagues and other “I can’t remember not aspects that students wanting to be a doctor,” pick up more informal- she said with a laugh. ly through day-to-day When Kilvert was practice, she explained. in kindergarten, she Kilvert also hopes to wrote in her class book pass on the importance under “career” that she of communication to wanted to be an obher students. stetrician — and even She can still recite spelled it correctly, she an axiom from one of laughed. her favourite teach- “It actually had started ers, who used to say earlier than that,” she “If you don’t know the said, recalling how, diagnosis by the time when she was three or you finish the patient four, she would rush history, you probably out to meet the Book Mobile when it came to never will.” “If you listen really Saltair so she could be closely to people’s sto- the first kid to get the ry, you should be able book How Your Heart to tell,” she explained. Works. “A lot of times, people Kilvert grew up in don’t take the time.” Saltair, and her par“I hope if you are a ents both taught in good and enthusiastic Ladysmith for years. teacher, it makes some- She graduated from one else want to teach, Queen Margaret’s both formally and in- School, then went to formally,” continued the University of VicKilvert. “I hope the peo- toria and received her ple I teach go out and Bachelor of Science in are good teachers to the co-op program. She then went to medical school at the UniverNew PatieNts welcome sity of Calgary. Kilvert ALL DenTAL PLAnS ACCePTeD. stayed in Calgary for COMPLeTe DenTAL CARe FOR eVeRyOne. her residency, and she returned to Ladysmith in 2003. Kilvert practised four years at Ladysmith Family Practice Clinic until August. She is curIn the Coronation Mall rently doing locums in Ladysmith Nanaimo and picking up some shifts in emerDr. Kenneth McCracken DDS gency at the Ladysmith & Associates Community Health Centre. Down the road, Suites 27 -370 Trans-Canada Hwy., Ladysmith, BC V9G 1T9 she says she may pursue higher education 250-245-7151 • HOURS: Monday - Friday 8-5 or look into finding a Saturdays (Appoint. by request only) permanent practice in Book Appointments Online the area.

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Town will revisit draft bylaw in new year Council from Page 4 Elliott says there was a lot of discussion around moving away from using lanes as criteria for accommodating a coach house and instead look at lot size, so they aren’t limited to downtown. Discussion also focused on the proposed floor area limit of 60 square metres, which was generally considered a good size. Following Elliott’s recommendations, council voted that the Zoning Bylaw update include amendments to permit coach houses in phases, beginning in and around the downtown, with a minimum parcel size of 668 square metres where a lane exists or 780 square metres where a lane does not exist. The bylaw update will also permit coach houses on larger rural parcels, and it will state that the maximum floor space of coach houses is 60 square metres. Big box stores Regulating big box stores was another big issue, with big box be-

ing defined as a single retail store with gross floor area exceeding 22,497 square feet. Elliott says questions were raised about the possible loss of economic investment from a town-wide prohibition, but when they looked at the Town’s Community Vision, Sustainability Action Plan and Official Community Plan, what stood out was a focus on buying local, investing in local businesses, focusing future growth in the downtown and trying to minimize highwayoriented development. As a result, his recommendation was to maintain the proposed town-wide restriction on big box stores, which council voted to implement as part of the Zoning Bylaw update. “The size threshold, 22,500 square feet, is fairly accurate, and we can work on language that can exempt the existing grocery stores and accommodate what’s in the town today, but moving forward, larger-format re-

tail operations like that would be prohibited in the town,” said Elliott. Drive-thrus Elliott told council they identified a similar messaging toward drive-thrus as big box stores. He says there was support in principle for a town-wide prohibition, but there was also concern about losing out on some potential economic investment. “I think from a character point of view, this came up more so than the big box stores;

there was a good sense that prohibiting drivethrus is supportive of the town’s interest to maintain that character aesthetic, and in particular, it would simplify land-use decisions made in the downtown,” he said. Council voted that the Zoning Bylaw update include amendments to implement a town-wide prohibition on new drive-thru operations of all types. “The Town already has a prohibition on drivethru restaurants; this

would prohibit other drive-thru businesses, such as drive-thru banking,” noted Elliott. Looking forward, Elliott explained to council that he and staff will take all this information and work on revising the draft Zoning Bylaw and will then bring it back to council for further discussion.

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have received overstay Jerman from being or deportation notice, kicked out of Canada plus advice under Can- within 24 hours — ada’s former immigra- which could have haption rules. But those pened under those new rules have become far deportation rules. more strict in recent “This was an extreme years, catching Jerman reaction,” said May, in their wake. who has a law degree. “People need some “This came like a bolt compassion as to why out of the blue.” people don’t have (resJerman, a farmhand idency) status. This and U.S. Army veteran, doesn’t make a lot of said he was treated posense compared to the litely by federal agents. mischief he’s supposed He credited his to have created,” Gold- daughters and the en said. Penelakut band for Especially since Jer- finding Golden to help man is a stand-up com- pave the road to resimunity member with a dency. large family who has While his case grinds lived on Penelakut for along, Jerman reso long. mained worried — and Elizabeth May, the legally unable to work. Green Party’s Saanich- “My gut is physically Gulf Islands MP also jittery; I’ve felt that acted quickly. since last Wednesday. She called the minis- I’ve got a long road ter of citizenship and ahead of me, but this is immigration to prevent my home.”

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Mandolin master John Reischman brings his new band to Chemainus Music lovers in the Cowichan Valley are in for a treat in early January, when John Reischman will perform in Chemainus with his new band, the Pine Siskins. The group will be at the Chemainus Legion Hall Saturday, Jan. 4 at 7:30 p.m. The doors will open at 7 p.m., and tickets are $15. As one of the acoustic music world’s top-ranked mandolin players and composers, veteran artist John Reischman is renowned for his exquisite taste, tone and impeccable musicianship. As an original member of the legendary Tony Rice Unit, Reischman helped to define the new acoustic instrumental scene in the early 1980s, with appearances on the band’s groundbreaking Rounder albums Still Inside and Backwaters. He cemented his reputation touring and recording for many years with the Bay Area’s eclectic Good Ol’ Persons. Reischman has just released a new solo CD titled Walk Along, John. He has recruited some very special musicians to showcase the new music. It will be a wonderful experience, enjoying an artist of the stature of John Reischman, accompanied by this group of award-winning performers. Seattle’s Eli West is one half of the highly acclaimed Northwest duo Cahalen Morrison & Eli West. He is

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The Town of Ladysmith intends to adopt changes to the Council Procedures Bylaw. These changes will remove the requirement for Council to hold a regular meeting on a Tuesday following a Monday statutory holiday. Town of Ladysmith Procedure Bylaw 2009, No. 1666, Amendment Bylaw (No. 1) 2014, No. 1845 (a bylaw to regulate the meetings of council) is scheduled to be adopted at the January 6, 2014 Council Meeting. Ladysmith students were in the Christmas spirit last week. Here, clockwise from top left: Ladysmith Secondary School Grade 8 student Arianna Isaac helps Ladysmith Primary School (LPS) Grade 1 student Jerry Godfrey-Allenby with Christmas crafts Dec. 17; Hollyanna Johnson searches for a present at the LPS Christmas Store, which was organized by the Parent Advisory Council and raised money for the Ladysmith Food Bank, on Dec. 17; Faith S. (left) and Abby F. perform in Ladysmith Intermediate School’s Christmas play Lights! Camera! Christmas! on Dec. 19; Hannah C. and Mya M. sing during the LIS play; and, from left, Alysha O., Zari B., Zack R., Jayda L. and Toby B. perform in the play. Lindsay Chung

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Orcas achieve personal bests at Xmas Cracker Invitational THE CHRONICLE

Ladysmith-Chemainus Orcas Swim Club had numerous swimmers receive personal best times in its most recent competition. The team travelled south to Saanich Commonwealth Place in Victoria Dec. 6 to Dec. 8 to compete in the Xmas Cracker Invitational, the last major swim meet of the calendar year. Pamela Little, Morgan McKenzie, Brielle Woodruff, Faith Knelson, Courtney Chanin, Chantal Greenhalgh, Aileen Humphreys and Morgan Humphreys all competed. “There was two things I was really happy about,” said coach Dusan Toth-Szabo. “Everybody got multiple best times and every one of them was able to swim a decent swim, not only in one stroke but two or more strokes.” All of the swimmers competed in at least one event for fly, free and back stroke with some swimming in breast stroke contests as well. “They’re really familiar with all of the strokes and that’s really important for me at this age,” said TothSzabo. “This Xmas Cracker is a pretty big one as most of the clubs from the Island, two from the Lower Mainland and two of the best teams from Alberta come out for it. “It was an important one right before Christmas as we a take a little break after. Then we go into the short course championship season starting with the Vancouver Island Regionals. Then we have AAA championships which is the B.C. provincials in Kamloops and two weeks after that it’s the Western Canadians. Westerns is the highest level short course meet and then we go into the long course season after that.” Swimming sensation Faith Knelson competed in 15 events at the Xmas Cracker, winning 14 of them. “I take swimming very seriously,”


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giving presents to good the nine reindeer look girls and boys, and a new forward to some time sleigh will make that off. Every year, the process more effective,” flying animals travel he says. “Let’s face it, 200,194,557 kms and every year there are more they’d like some time to children who earn presrest, he says, explaining ents. Things are simply there are still splinters getting out of control, embedded in his hoofs and my old sleigh just from a particular wooden My goal is and isn’t going to be able to roof in northern BC. always has been hack it much longer. With “You really can’t beat giving presents to the new sleigh, I will be this new sleigh,” says able to travel faster and good girls and boys, Goddard. “It offers carry more toys.” and a new sleigh will outstanding fuel econFord engineers develomy without sacrificing oped the Transit Connect make that process power. It even offers more effective. Wagon sleigh concept an electric windshield weeks after hearing of defroster, making short Santa Santa’s dilemma during work of icy windshields cold weather testing in in wintry conditions. So, the North Pole. if there’s a foggy Christmas Eve, we “This is a winning situation for all,” won’t need a red-nosed reindeer to says Darren Goddard, chief engineer guide Santa around the world.” for Ford Transit Connect Wagon. “The Some extras appear to have swung increased efficiency means added time Santa in the direction of the Transit for Santa to enjoy milk and cookies at Connect. SYNC with MyFord Touch stops. His new ride will offer 100 cubic offers a touch screen display with feet of cargo space and versatility to navigation so Santa can easily find haul up to 2,000 pounds, which Santa all the good children, even in more will need.” remote areas. Reindeer spokesperson Dasher says The child observation mirror would



allow him to keep a close eye on his gifts in the second and third row. From its 60/40 three-passenger second-row bench seat through fold-flat second- and third-row seating with third-row independent fore-and-aft sliding capability, the wagon quickly adapts to accommodate multiple combinations of elves and presents. The MyKey programmable ignition key restricts maximum speed should a mischievous elf get behind the wheel while Claus is down a chimney leaving gifts. With eight cupholders, Claus and his elves would have plenty of space to take along a few glasses of milk as they continue through their busy night. Rain-sensing wipers would keep Claus on the move, as there’s always a chance he’ll encounter nasty weather. “As always, we are busy making toys and checking long lists,” says Santa. “That said, Merry Christmas to all!” Of course, Mrs. Claus will have the final say on this purchase because, as any dealership owner will tell you, women make the final decision in 80 per cent of new vehicle purchases. Keep your eyes peeled Tuesday night to see if Santa got his Christmas wish.

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