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A Ladysmith man is bringing the building blocks medium and tabletop gaming industry together for the first time — and hoping to bring families together in the process. Darrin Root has created Steel Wheels, a tabletop collectable game for the hobby gaming industry that he believes has many unique advantages that set it apart. “It is the first game ever to use the building blocks medium to build its game pieces, rather than the traditional metal or plastic models that require glue, paint and advanced modeling skills,” he said. “It’s the industry’s first turn-based racing combat strategy game.” Root says there are no dark themes, and this is a game that brings the whole family together and has been enjoyed by players aged six to 60. It is the first game to incorporate league and campaign play right in the game design and the first hobby game with a co-operative game mode, according to Root. “We’re a big fan of ‘unplug and play,’” said Root. “We want to get people off video games and into more family time. That’s why we made something appropriate for the whole family.” The Steel Wheels journey started when Root and Alex Augello noticed there was no racing combat game in the hobby gaming industry. Most games were army-based, moving men and vehicles around.
Root grew up in Ladysmith but moved to Alberta for work, and it is there that he was first exposed to the hobby gaming industry. He says he used to make models in Ladysmith, but once he got to Edmonton, he was exposed to Games Workshop, best known for its tabletop war games, which, he explains, are “build and play” instead of just “build and look.” Root says he played a lot of games that were more for adults because the rules are intense, and they are expensive. “They’re a little hard to get into,” he said. “A friend said we should build on a game within the Games Workshop framework. We first included ourselves within their umbrella, and it was a racing game because there wasn’t one. We basically made it for ourselves, but it caught on with different gamers.” When they approached Games Workshop about developing the game, they didn’t get far at all. But that didn’t discourage them, and they kept trying. “I moved back here and thought it was still a niche that needed to be filled,” said Root. Root says many hobby games are expensive because you need glue and paint and good models. It can be hard to get into and hard to teach kids on such an expensive model. “I thought it’s too bad there isn’t a model that keeps together from friction, and Lego works like that,” said Root. See Kickstarter Page 5
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In brief LRCA outlines its programs for council Fire victims identified
The BC Coroners Service has confirmed the identities of the man and woman who died in a house fire March 8 in Ladysmith and is reporting that they were 56-year-old Herbert Charles Lainchbury and 46-year-old Becky Ann Lafontaine. They were both residents of the Pictou Road home. At about 3:30 a.m. on Saturday, March 8, a neighbour noticed flames coming from the home and called 911. When the fire department arrived, the structure was fully involved, and when the fire was extinguished, Lainchbury and Lafontaine were found to be deceased inside the building, according to the BC Coroners Service. The BC Coroners Service, RCMP and fire officials are continuing to investigate these deaths.
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The results of an Alternative Approval Process (AAP) to determine if the public supports proceeding with the proposal submitted by Couverdon Real Estate/TimberWest to expand the Town boundaries to include approximately 700 hectares of land owned by Couverdon/ TimberWest are expected to be known April 7. The deadline for the submission of Elector Response Forms from eligible Town of Ladysmith electors was Friday, March 14, and the results of the AAP are currently being tabulated, according to the Town’s website. It is anticipated that the corporate officer will provide a report to council about the results at the April 7 council meeting, which starts at 7 p.m. in the Ladysmith Council Chambers at 410 Esplanade. Preliminary results of the AAP will be posted on the Town’s website at www.ladysmith.ca as soon as they become available.
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Representatives from various programs out of the Ladysmith Resources Centre Association (LRCA) showed up at city hall last Monday to vouch and give evidence of potential grant-in-aid allocation. Ladysmith council is on the verge of allocating its total $100,000 grant-in-aid budget to various organizations and programs around town. After a combined total of $46,500 was requested from programs run out of the LRCA, as well as $2,000 from the Ladysmith Food Bank, council asked for representatives from the programs to come out for the March 17 regular meeting so councillors could attain more information. First up was Carla Sampson from Victim Services which has requested $12,500. “We provide a 24-hours-a-day, sevendays-a-week service to all victims of tragedy, trauma, car accidents, sexual assaults, anything,” said Sampson. “We’re seen by the public as a continuation of the police service. A lot of what we do is on our own time. For example, we had a house fire a couple of weeks ago and we were there for 10 hours making sure everyone was okay. We’re very underfunded. About 60 per cent of the work we do is with Town of Ladysmith residents.”
Adventures in Early Literacy is one of the many programs that operates out of the Ladysmith Resources Centre Association (LRCA). The LRCA is requesting $46,500 in grants-in-aid from Ladysmith council, and representatives were at the Council Chambers last week to provide information about the services they offer. FILE PHOTO Miaike Lammel from In 2008, we had four Family Support Servic- families, 15 in 2012 es spoke after Samp- and 13 in 2013.” son and is requesting Lindsey Paaauwe $9,000. runs the Youth at Risk “I support children program for 13- to aged six to 12. It’s a 19-year-olds and also three-month service, requested $9,000 from and 92 per cent of my council. clients are located in “We provide emotionLadysmith,” said Lam- al support and help mel. “I have a wait people make positive list for my program of choices,” she said. about six weeks. We “We get referrals from provide intensive sup- councillors at the high port to families, im- school. We deal with proving relationships, disorders in eating, family function and peer aggression, anxiconfidence. The pro- ety and depression. gram runs year-round. We work on personal
goals on a one-to-one mote parent-child atservice. We serve 30 tachment, and classes youth each year, and begin by sitting in a that can impact up to circle and singing a 200 families. Typically welcome song. There’s we’re supposed to a strong sense of comhave five to seven peo- munity in our program. ple on the case. Right We hope every child now we have eight and caregiver comes down three on the wait list.” with a case of inspiraTanya Reid from Ad- tion for reading books,” ventures in Early Lit- said Reid. eracy runs a program The last LRCA speakcalled Parent Child er was Dale Gisbourne Mother Goose. from the Dad’s Group. “We are a fun, cre- “We have a drop-in on ative, dynamic, inter- Saturdays between 10 active program that a.m. and 12 p.m. It’s works with three- to been running for seven five-year-olds. We pro- years,” he said. “Father
stability is becoming more important. It sees less children going into crime later on in life.” The LRCA has requested a $16,000 grant-in-aid for general programming. Coun. Steve Arnett ended the night by saying “asking you all back isn’t about value for money. It’s about trying out at what level of proportion can we spread [grant-in-aids] into the community. We have a lineup that we can’t see the end of.”
Council asks to retain EDR as potential school site Ross Armour THE CHRONICLE
Ladysmith council voted last Monday to add new policies to the town’s take on school planning after the recent uproar and pending change within School District 68. At the March 17 regular council meeting at City Hall, a report came forward from Town staff outlining various new policies, which council voted to pass unanimously. Key points include outlining council’s “strong
objections” to the closure “In terms of good use of of École Davis Road Ele- public buildings, portamentary this June, as well bles are a bad statement,” as asking for consider- said Horth. “School trustation from SD68 on “lim- ees are making decisions iting uses at École Davis to add more portables. Road in order to retain a Why would we permit potential school site at that? You never see them this location.” leave. Let’s make the Despite voting in favour school board make an inof the report, Coun. Gord vestment.” Horth wanted opposition Horth was referring to to portables to be insert- his hope of a new school ed into the report as he for Ladysmith, and he sees it as an easy option was backed up by Coun. for SD68 to add the struc- Bill Drysdale. tures to current schools “I support Councillor to create more space for Horth. We need a permastudents. nent structure that pro-
vides persistence to the Mayor Rob Hutchins community,” said Drys- doesn’t see portables as a dale. bad thing. Coun. Glenda Patterson “They do leave, as I taught also agreed, but she fears in a portable at Ladysmith if a new school is not built Secondary when there or made, without porta- were six of them and that bles being added to cur- went down to one,” said rent Ladysmith schools, the mayor. “I also taught students in the town may in a portable at Ladysmith have to look elsewhere Intermediate and was due to lack of room. eventually moved inside. “I also agree with Coun- “If it wasn’t for the porcillor Horth, but we may tables at Davis Road, the have to just accept the French Immersion proportables,” she said. “If gram there would never we don’t go along with have blossomed in our them, the kids may community. Portables can leave...” be a value.”
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Council receives mixed reviews on snow plows Ross Armour THE CHRONICLE
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Ladysmith council has received mixed complaints via verbal communication about the work of snow plows in recent wintry weather. Some residents have complained to council members of snow being left in designated parking spaces around town; whereas, many residents have also praised the work of the snow plows. At the March 17 Municipal Services Committee meeting, Coun. Glenda Patterson insti-
sideration. “There was a second snowfall expected on one of the days so that’s why it wasn’t cleaned,” said Malli. Mayor Rob Hutchins chose to look on the bright side. “I’ve received nothing but accolades, and people can’t believe how quickly the snow plows get the work done,” he said. “There will always be people that complain” Coun. Gord Horth agreed. “I work in Victoria and people constantly ask me how our crews do it. They really are the best,” he said.
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gated a discussion on snow plows following feedback from the public. “I’ve had more than one complaint about the handicapped zones being blocked off with snow,” she said. “At one time, we used to take all the snow down to the beach. People have been saying as well that some of the curbs have been broken and that’s believed to have been done by the snow plows.” City manager Ruth Malli stated that similar issues have been brought to City Hall, and views will be taken into con-
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Kickstarter campaign runs until April 9 From Page 1 Root approached Lego, Mega Bloks and Hasbro with his idea, and an agent at Hasbro said it was the best idea he’d heard in 30 years. Root says in developing the game, they wanted to bring the building blocks medium and tabletop gaming world together. “We had to create everything from scratch — new rules, a new story and new characters,” he said. “We kept it bright — a lot of games are going darker because they think dark equals maturity. We want it to be bright so everyone has a great time. We wanted it to be family-friendly so I can play with my kids. We wanted to be the first in many areas.
“We had a lot of re- would love to update ally good responses. our artwork and have Everyone who’s been a really nice rulebook. available to participate We’re all volunteer — in it has really loved it. no one takes a wage. One-third of our main This helps keep costs characters are women, down so [the money] and that was actually can all go to the proda problem for some uct.” of the game developIt’s been an eight-year ers. I said ‘I’ve got two journey to get to this daughters, and we’re point. building a storyline; “It’s been very hard,” how can you not have said Root. “There have a storyline with both been lots of uphill batgenders?’” tles. Many people told Root launched a us no.” Kickstarter fundraisRoot says feedback ing campaign for Steel has been great. Wheels March 10. The “Every time people money raised will have checked it out, cover building a lot of they think it’s fantas- Darrin Root of Ladysmith has launched a Kickthe initial runs for the tic,” he said. “It’s a new starter fundraising campaign for his racing combat Lindsay Chung already-approved sets, use for the building strategy game, Steel Wheels. explained Root. blocks they have kick- To learn more about kickstarter.com/proj“A lot of the sets will ing around from their the project or to con- ects/1173400077/steelbe completed by then childhood.” tribute, visit www. wheels. and can be sold in The Kickstarter camstores,” he said. “Once paign started March 10, it’s out, it’s a reality. We and it will end April 9.
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Most of SD68’s grant to go to Cedar conversion Karl Yu the chronicle
The Nanaimo-Ladysmith School District (SD68) will focus a majority of $2.6-million provincial grant on projects related to its 10-year facilities plan. The school district business committee is recommending board approval of the 201415 annual facilities grant plan, which sees about $1.6 million going to related projects. The district earmarked $1 million for the conversion of Cedar Secondary School to an elementary. Another $1 million is being projected for that project from the 2015-16 grant. Pete Sabo, school district director of planning and operations, said the Ministry of Education confirmed the amount March 14. With some design and estimation work
already done, the cost of school conversion is currently estimated at $2 million. The Ministry of Education classifies the conversion as a major capital project, as it is more than $1.5 million, explained Sabo. “Major capital projects are significant design challenges,” he said. “We’re not just renovating a bathroom; we’re altering a school from a secondary to an elementary, and typically, you bring forward budget estimates at a certain time in the design process, pre-tender or whatever. “In this case, we have a March deadline that we need to meet that we need to go forward with an estimate, so the estimate is based on all the planning work that we’ve done to date.” Sabo said the final amount is subject to change, due to factors such as an increase or
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Hospital decision needs transparency
“There’s a strong sense of community in our program.” Tanya Reid, Page 3
ne thing is virtually guaranteed about the new Cowichan District Hospital site: it won’t be unanimously endorsed by everyone. That’s because the site cannot be chosen in a vaccuum and the perfect location likely doesn’t exist. Which makes it crucial that the public understands what the needs of the hospital are, what options are out there and that NIMBYism is not an option. There are only so many properties big enough, accessible enough and near enough to the Duncan core to qualify. And not all of them are going to be for sale. The terms of reference for the hospital site are good ones. Ideally, there is a property available above the flood plain within five or 10 minutes from the Duncan downtown core with safe, convenient access to either Highway 1 or Highway 18. Ideally, the site is in a quiet area outside the ALR and is not being currently used. Ideally, the site has all the physical attributes that make it suitable for building and servicing, and neighbours that are compatible with a hospital. Once you check all those boxes, you’ll be lucky if you have more than a handful of choices in front of you. In fact, you may be forced to consider sites that are lacking in one or more of those areas. Officials need to be open with the public about this process. They are off to a good start with their expressions of interest. The transparency should continue with a list of sites that are put forward, followed by the lists of the pluses and minuses of each site. Co-operation and consensus are crucial here — not just within the boardrooms and discussion groups, but within the community as a whole. This tough decision should bind the community, not bend it. —Cowichan News Leader Pictorial
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he B.C. NDP leadership contest is officially underway, with the entry of Vancouver Island veteran John Horgan in a reluctant reprise of his 2011 run against Port Coquitlam MLA Mike Farnworth. Unfortunately for them, weekend campaign events were overshadowed by revelations of flagrant abuse of taxpayers’ money by the executive and board of the Portland Hotel Society (PHS). A pair of audits released last week on this network of Downtown Eastside social agencies revealed systematic looting of the $28 million a year in taxpayers’ money that has kept this supposed charity running. Alas for the NDP, local MLA Jenny Kwan not only failed to keep an eye on it, but her recently separated husband was one of the executives who took part for years, and she benefited to the tune of $35,000 in luxury travel.
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When this Lifestyles of the Rich and Famous scheme finally came to light, Kwan hastily paid back the $35,000 and announced she’s taking an unpaid leave of absence. Her tearful claim that she believed nothing was wrong is simply not credible. She not only must have known of her husband Dan Small’s jet-set ways, she participated in at least two trips, one to Vienna and Bristol, England, to do “research” and attend a poverty conference from high-end hotels. If it wants to retain any shred of credibility as it spouts misleading poverty statistics and simplistic solutions, the party must get rid of Kwan, who has two years left to max out her MLA pension. MLA pensions were a factor in the 2010 ouster of Carol James, who infuriated the old guard by trying to defuse a public backlash against a generous pay and benefits package worked out in private between the NDP and B.C. Liberals. Kwan would later take a leading role
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by Sihota with the B.C. Federation of Labour and two of its largest unions? If so, do Horgan and Farnworth think this is appropriate? Will the party’s joined-atthe-hip relationship with government unions even be discussed in the carefully staged leadership contest that’s about to begin? Then there’s the policy shipwreck left behind by Adrian Dix. His plan to use environmental assessment as a weapon to torpedo industrial projects remains popular with the party’s urban base. Farnworth and Horgan have paid lip service to the notion that projects like the Trans Mountain pipeline expansion should be properly assessed. Meanwhile, the federal NDP fights to keep stacking public hearings with pre-selected protesters. The party may wish to consider what would give its next B.C. leader any hope of governing. Tom Fletcher is legislative reporter and columnist for Black Pres.
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in the caucus revolt that forced James out. Long-time political watchers will see the PHS abuse as a bigger, uglier version of the Nanaimo Commonwealth Holdings Society scandal. There, the siphoning off of bingo funds from charities cost Mike Harcourt his job as premier. In that case, NDP MLAs sat on the board, took their monthly cut and kept quiet. There’s more. Horgan became enraged last year at the reporter who took a tip from the B.C. Liberals to reveal the NDP was skimming constituency office budgets to pay for its own “ethnic outreach” operation in Vancouver. Horgan had rubberstamped the plan with a since-dismissed legislature accountant and thought he had kept it secret after the Auditor-General blew the whistle. His willingness to assess its ethics remains in question to this day. Then there is Craig Keating, who took over as party president from Moe Sihota last year. Did he inherit the $72,000 salary negotiated
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Duncan setting example for proper treatment of urban forests
Editor: Editor’s Note: This is a letter sent to Mayor Phil Kent and City of Duncan council Bravo! You are to be congratulated for your current urban forest initiative, involving a series of public education workshops in support of your 2010 Urban Forest Strategy. Here in your neighbouring municipality of North Cowichan, the public are also interested in urban forests. The Chemainus Residents Association, as well as many others, have grave concerns about North Cowichan Council’s decision to prepare a plan to cut down 20 per cent of Echo Heights Forest in PHOTO SUBMITTED Chemainus to sell off for housing. Mike Rankin sent us this great photo of École Davis Road fourth-graders Jeorgia Cloke, Aran Mills and Sophie Echo Heights, part of a unique Dawe and third-graders Makena Smith and Summer Rankin performing their murder mystery “Who Killed Fluffy Coastal Douglas Fir ecosystem, the Stuffy?”at the Destination Imagination regional competition. If you have a photo you’d like to share, please comprises 54 acres which have send it to email@example.com. recovered nicely from logging decades ago. Reputable scientists and other experts have spoken out about the value of Echo Heights Forest, and its economic, Editor: tourism, land use planning, ecoThe fire on Pictou was a very logical, cultural, educational and tragic sequence of events, but as recreational values have been a neighbour, it brought it home all documented. the more Subscribe toto me. Subscribe North CowichantoCouncil conI would like to thank the tends that 80 per cent of the Ladysmith Fire Dept. volunteers 250-245-2277 forest will be preserved. Yet sci- who responded to the fire. They 250-245-2277 Includes entific research Includes shows that the $ handled the situation in a proonline $ online access sections of a forest left standing fessional and expedient manner access after cutting (“fragmentation”) with the solemnity that was realso suffer. As a result, for the quired with the loss of two of our past eight years, Chemainus citi- neighbours Classifi eds that was for all of us zens have been calling for pres-Sell! standing there a heady reminder ervation of 100 per cent of Echo that life is a fragile thing. The Heights Forest. speed in which they brought the North Cowichan is moving to- raging fire under control and preward irreparably damaging a vented its spread was heroic to long-term asset for short-term say the least. financial gain. Ironically, North I would also like to commend Cowichan has recently been hon- the RCMP responders, as they oured for its Climate Change and handled the situation both during Energy Plan which calls for more, the fire and the day after in connot less, municipal forest. taining the area in a very responThank you, Duncan, for setting sible manner and also the RCMP Subscribe a good example to for the proper care workers for their diligence Call our treatment of urban forests.Classifedthe day after to the neighbours and family of this traumatic event Department 250-245-2277 GORD BARNEY Kathy Wachs and their emotional support. Includes $ online Gord Barney sent us this cartoon relating to the Couverdon boundary Chair, Chemainus Residents Alan Holt access 1-855-310-3535 Association Ladysmith expansion proposal in Ladysmith.
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Chemainus Thrift Shop donates $150K annually The value of products sold by the Chemainus Health Care Auxiliary volunteers at the thrift shop keeps climbing Don Bodger
finances are realized mainly couple of days. by selling an enormous num- “It’s just unbelievable, Tuesber of items such as clothing day mornings,’’ said RomeroIt’s one of the biggest rev- that only cost a dollar or two Cabrera. “(Jan. 21) we probably had enue-producing little thrift each. “We spread out as much as a 55-person lineup outside. shops you’ll find anywhere. And the health care sys- we can,’’ said current man- That’s almost normal for a tem receives a huge boost ager June Romero-Cabrera Tuesday.’’ The public obviously defrom sales at the Chemainus of how the proceeds are disserves a great deal of credit Health Care Auxiliary’s bursed. for keeping the donations Thrift Shop at the corner of coming in droves. Space adMaple and Oak Streets in jacent to the retail store and Chemainus. upstairs is always jammed Donations and customer with items. patronage generate some “The donations we’re having $150,000 annually in health a hard time keeping up with,’’ care comfort and support to said Romero-Cabrera. “But residents of Chemainus-Crofthat’s not a complaint.’’ ton, surrounding areas in the The volunteers, many of valley and beyond. them widows, work hard beThe scope of the auxiliary’s hind the scenes to keep the efforts is astounding when stock moving. you consider a donation of Their average age is 75, with $75,000 was made to B.C. two ladies — Edna Brown Children’s Hospital in late June Romeroand Grace Rae — topping the November. Combined with charts at 90 years old, and other recent donations tallyCabrera Romero-Cabrera among the ing $200,000, that brought the Chemainus Thrift youngest at 61. total for that facility alone to Shop manager “The hours these volun$275,000 in recent years. teers put in is amazing,’’ said Many donations have been Romero-Cabrera. “Some of made by the auxiliary from them are here every day and the thrift store to benefit the they want to be here every Chemainus Health Care Cenday.’’ tre with much-needed equipIt’s hard, satisfying work ment, program support. but also a great social outlet Proceeds have fed an abunThe store hit a monthly for many of the ladies and a dance of other contributions to the Cowichan District record in November with few men who volunteer as well. Hospital, Victoria hospitals, $40,000 in sales. The value of products sold “Actually we come here Janeece Place in Victoria, the Cops For Cancer campaign, keeps climbing and the re- for the fun,’’ said Yvette from customers Blanchard. bursaries for Chemainus stu- sponse “The fellowship is what we dents, Providence Farm, Va- keeps the volunteers at the riety Club, Steeples assisted store hopping all the time. It’s need,’’ said Marjorie Coakparticularly noticeable after well. “Also, we’re helping the living — the list goes on. Remarkably, the flourishing the store’s been closed for a community.’’ the chronicle
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Next week, the Ladysmith Ambassadors will showcase the results of seven months of work during their Speech and Talent Night, set for Wednesday, April 2 at Ladysmith Secondary School. The 13 candidates will each present a three-minute speech and an individual talent, which this year include dance, piano, singing, photography and a cooking show. The evening allows the girls to share their talents with the public and provides a platform for judges to select the three girls who will act as the Ambassador Team for 2014. “[The] Ambassador Program works to foster self-esteem, education, friendship and empowers future leaders in our community,” said Lauri Virtanen, chair of the Ladysmith Ambassador Committee. The program runs for seven months, during which the candidates volunteer in their community, receive public speaking
training from Toast- Ladysmith Secondary masters and work on School. Tickets, which their speeches and tal- include refreshments, ent presentations. cost $10 and can be Throughout the purchased from any last week of March candidate, at the door and first few weeks or by phoning Lauri at of April, the girls par- 250-245-7774. ticipate in three sepaTickets for the April rate judged events 12 Coronation Night in a bid to become cost $15. one of three Ambassador Team members. Outgoing members receive bursaries for post-secondary education, but even those not selected for the team reap plenty of benefits through participating in the Ladysmith Ambassadors. “We hope that the candidates finish the program with sense of community, self-esteem, and new friendships,” said Virtanen. The Speech and Talent Night is the second of the three events, which also include a one-on-one interview with the judges and Coronation Night on April 12 during which the Ambassador Team members for 2014 will be announced. Members of the public are welcome to attend the Speech and Talent Night at 7 p.m. on April 2 at
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night, the audience brings the other 50 per cent,” he said. “For example, if something funny happens on the way to the show, you tell them about it and somehow, it works its way into the night. I really enjoy building up a relationship with the audience.” Though he specializes in traditional English, Irish and Scottish folk music, Readman also enjoys throwing in an occasional Madonna or Steely Dan song. Vancouver-based folk singer Tim Readman per“We take our muforms at In The Beantime Café April 4 with fiddler sic seriously but we Jennie Bice. PHOTO SUBMITTED don’t take ourselves ballads to romantic That storytelling is seriously,” Readman tales to stories of something Readman said. He grew up in witches in the woods delights in, and he — he eventually took invites the audience a “musical family” up traditional folk into his world when where there were always guitars around music, and now he he performs. brings it to the audiFor Readman, sto- the house; Readences of his adopted rytelling and humour man’s older brother home on B.C.’s West go hand-in-hand, and was in a band and Coast. he said audience his sister ran with a “Folk music has members should be crowd that was into an enduring qual- prepared to have a folk music. Readman naturally ity,” said Readman. laugh and particigot into the local mu“That was what really pate in the fun. grabbed me when “You are engaging sic scene as a youngI was growing up with the audience. ster, and he spent — the craft and the The deal is, I’ll bring many years taking story telling.” 50 per cent of the in music at the local
folk club, where he first learned many of the traditional songs and stories of the British Isles. As a young adult, Readman travelled to Vancouver Island during a summer break from school and fell in love with the natural beauty of the place. Years later, he made the move to B.C. and he hasn’t looked back. He said Vancouver Island in particular has been welcoming to him and his style of music, with many venues on the Island lending themselves well to his interactive style and his folk music. Readman appears at In the Beantime Café with fiddler Jennie Bice Friday, April 4 at 7 p.m. Tickets cost $10, and all ages are welcome. For tickets, phone 250245-2305 or e-mail Campbell McIntyre at email@example.com. To learn more about Readman, visit www.timreadman. com.
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If you love music and figure skating, then you’ll want to get a ticket to the Fuller Lake Skating Club’s Ladysmith’s Haleigh big skating show this Lloyd is one of a handweekend. ful of Cowichan Valley The club presents athletes attending the “Blast From The Past” University of Alaska Anchorage who are tak- Friday, March 28 at 6 p.m. at Fuller Lake ing the U.S. track and Arena. field circuit by storm. Seventy skaters aged Lloyd finished 11th three to 16 will skate in the 200-metre sprint to music from the during the recent Great 1940s to the present in Northwest Athletic “Blast From The Past.” Conference indoor The skaters do a big Seventy members of Fuller Lake Skating Club, such as Caiden Varasteh, will championships in show like this every perform during “Blast From The Past” this Friday (March 28). Nampa, Idaho, after DON BODGER posting a time of 26.10. two years, and it will Eastman thinks group numbers. involve pairs numbers Skating Club for 10 In the 60-metre hurfigure skating fans “A lot of the older and group numbers years. dles, Lloyd came fourth She will be skating a should be very excitskaters are helping with all the club memin nine seconds flat. 1940s number duet to ed for the show. out the little skaters,” bers. Lloyd earned another “They can expect a she said. “It’s really fourth-place finish in the “They’ve been work- “Puttin’ on the Ritz,” a ing on it about a senior skaters’ num- lot of excited people cool.” 400-metre sprint when Tickets for the show month now, and it will ber to “Time Warp” — we will all be very she crossed the finish happy to do it,” she are $5 for adults and be six weeks by the and a group number. line in a time of 58.35. Eastman says prac- said. “There will be $2 for children aged show,” said coach Lortising for the show has some great music. 12 and younger. Tickraine Francisty. They’ll be pumped up ets must be purchased S i x t e e n - y e a r- o l d been a lot of fun. “It’s hectic, but it’s ex- about it, for sure. It in advance, as there Naomi Eastman is one will be none at the of the skaters who citing,” she said. “It’s will be exciting.” Venues have been Eastman likes the door, and they can be will be performing in really exciting with all finalized for the upcomthe people, we get to chance for all the ordered by calling Luthe show. ing Upper Island Storm She has been skating dress up in weird cos- club’s members to isa Shillingford at 250player evaluations. skate together in the 245-1415. with the Fuller Lake tumes and such.” The Upper Island Storm is the Tier 2 Vancouver Island Premier League soccer franchise open to players from the MidCowichan coach Glen Martin the two powerful squads met in Don Bodger Isle Soccer Club. didn’t think Bays really believed a first-round bad-luck-of-theFor U13 players (those THE CHRONICLE that because they lined up for draw game. born in the calendar Now, it was Cowichan’s turn Cowichan LMG Pringle is go- an ensuing corner kick. Tyler year 2002), there will ing back to the Jackson Cup Hughes sent a short corner to to oust Bays, and it moves on to be evaluations for a Training Pool. These eval- soccer final for the fourth time Dan Citra, who put it back to face the Saanich Fusion for the him, and Hughes nailed a shot title this year on Sunday, March in five years. uations will also help 30 at 2:30 p.m. at Victoria’s RoyLMG went to overtime with that found the top corner. determine the Vancouver A couple of minutes later, “we al Athletic Park. Bays United Liquor Plus in the Island Zone squad for semifinal March 14 at Victoria’s caught them a little flustered,’’ “It’s hard to get back,’’ concedthe BC Summer Games, Ladysmith 10% Shift ed Martin, but his troops were Hampton Park and emerged said Martin. being held July 17-20 in www.tenpercentshift.ca Dan Cato let a shot go that hit able to recover from last year’s with a 2-0 victory. Nanaimo. Players born early devastating defeat. 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LAUSCHER, Reginald Gregory November 8, 1938 - December 12, 2013 It is with great sadness we have to announce that our Dad, Reg Lauscher passed away on December 12, 2013 at the Lodge on 4th. Reg is predeceased by his loving wife Shirley (Greenhorn) - we miss you so much Mom and love you very much. Reg is also predeceased by his Dad, Joe Lauscher and his Mom, Grace Wagner. Reg is survived by his son Greg and daughters Sandy (Jeff) and Pam (Warren); 5 grandchildren Sheila (Doug), Cassandra, Anastasia, Christina, Mariah; and 3 great-grandchildren Carys, Dylan and Hunter. Reg and Shirley would have been married 52 years on August 4, 2013 - they missed it by 4 days. Reg was born in Colonsay, Saskatchewan and had 20 brothers and sisters. He worked in various mills on the coast for most of his career, including Ocean Falls as a saw ďŹ ler. Dad loved to work on his trains and also liked golďŹ ng, ďŹ shing, curling and cutting wood. The family would like to extend their profound thanks to the Lodge on 4th and would also like to thank Dr. Lisinski. Thank you to everyone who made meals and baked goods. Also for the ďŹ‚owers and cards. Special thanks to Dadâ€™s friends and family who came to see Dad when he lived at the Lodge on 4th and most of all, thank you to Dadâ€™s very close friends who came to say goodbye before Dad went on his Journey.
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• Award-winning famed theatre direccomposer and sound tor Robin Phillips, and engineer Doug Black- demonstrate music ley will be at Vancou- tracks he composed ver Island University and produced for the (VIU) Tuesday, March hit series, Sanctuary. 25 to share a few se- “We’re excited to welcrets he’s learned in come Doug and learn sound design and about his work on the acoustic technology Syfy network’s Sancwhile working on ma- tuary series, and hear jor live theatre and a demonstration of a television productions. new acoustic musical His 7 p.m. presentation, instrument he’s creattitled “The Mix is in the ed called the ‘spectral Air,” is free and open piano,’” music profesto the public at VIU’s sor Patrick Carpenter, Malaspina Theatre. who is co-ordinating Blackley, who re- the event for VIU’s Mucently moved to sic, Theatre and Media the Ladysmith area, Arts departments, said will share what he’s in a press release. learned working with The audience will
experience the sound technology involved in Blackley’s spectral piano, which involves custom-built software that will be linked to VIU’s Steinway grand piano for the demonstration. “Doug tells us this will allow the Steinway to do things it’s never done before,” said Carpenter, “like holding notes continuously, pitch-bending, creating plucked sounds, and emitting ethereal shimmers — all sounds acoustically emitted from the Steinway’s strings and soundboard.”
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Earlier this month, the Knights of Columbus presented cheques to eight different community organizations, donating funds to the Festival of Lights Society, the Disabled Sailing Association, the NanaimoLadysmith Schools Foundation for bursaries, St. Joseph’s School for sports equipment, the Ladysmith Food Bank, the Crossroads Crisis Pregnancy Centre, the Ladysmith Resources Centre Association, and the Boys and Girls Club. LINDSAY CHUNG
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activities and giveaways to Aggie Hall Sunday from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. during Ladysmith Family and Friends (LaFF)’s Garage Sale, taking place at the hall at the same time. For more information, visit www.participaction.com/get-moving/bring-back-play/. • TASTECowichan. ca, started three years ago by Zuk Design husband-and-wife team Patricia MacGregor and Drew Harling, is an online directory for everything local, and it’s ready to expand. TASTE stands for Totally About Supporting Town Economy, and TASTECowichan is about getting the full flavor of everything the Cowichan Valley has to offer, according to a press release. The Cowichan model has worked so well that TASTE is expanding Island-wide with a TASTE site for every area of the Island and an umbrella TASTEtheIsland site. The expansion is be-
ing kicked off with an Indiegogo fundraising campaign at www.indiegogo.com/projects/ taste-the-island. Besides the business directory, TASTE also has an event board that’s free for anyone to post community events on. There is also a growing blog with information on local authors, events by category, and TASTEmonials. MacGregor and the TASTE team work hard to promote local through the weekly slideshow, weekly contest, two e-newsletters, and social media. The team includes Toad Hollow photographer Scott Johnson, small business consultant Clemens Rettich, and sales rep Katherine Melnyk. MacGregor hopes the team will soon include two more. “With your help, we can hire more local talents,” MacGregor says of social media expert Gillian Polard, writer Laurie Johnson and the future area sales reps.
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The BC Government is now off-loading our recycling decisions to Toronto.
Under its new regulations, the BC Government has set up an association led by big corporations to take over the local Blue Box recycling program throughout BC. If you look closely, you’ll see that of seven board members, six are executives of Toronto-based multi-national corporations, with the seventh weighing in from Montreal. How do you like that, British Columbia? This means, unlike the current program run locally by BC municipalities, this new program will be managed not by people whose first responsibility is our local environment, but rather, their Bay St. profits. That can’t be a good thing for BC. The most perplexing thing is that we currently have a Blue Box program that works, is efficient, and costs BC homeowners just
$35 a year on average. The new proposed system does not guarantee to keep our local environment as its first priority, nor does it guarantee that there won’t be job losses here in BC. It doesn’t guarantee service levels, or say anything about how big business will pass along the costs to you when you go to pick up a pizza or buy groceries. Yikes! Perhaps this is why several of BC’s municipalities refuse to sign onto the new program, calling it a “scam.” Given that, maybe it’s time you called Premier Clark to keep BC’s environmental decisions right here in BC where they belong.
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