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Patrick A. Dunae, author of the book Ladysmith — Our Community. Your Credit Union. A History, which was commissioned to commemorate the 70th anniversary of the Ladysmith and District Credit Union (LDCU), cuts the cake during LDCU’s anniversary celebration Friday, May 16 at the credit union. Proceeds from sales of the book are being donated to the Ladysmith and District Historical Society. LINDSAY CHUNG

Recycling changes start this week Staff Writer THE CHRONICLE

Big changes are coming to recycling in the Cowichan Valley this week. The May 19 introduction of the new Multi-Material BC (MMBC) recycling program means the list of recyclable items accepted at your curbside is changing. While recycling will still be picked up in yellow bags at the curb, and the pick-up days and frequency won’t change, there are some significant differences in what you can put in those yellow bags, beginning today. Film plastics will no longer be accepted in curbside pick up. Instead, they will

be accepted at the Junction Bottle Depot A number of items have been added to and the Peerless Road Recycling Centre. the list of acceptable curbside products, Film plastics include: including: • Clear or opaque retail bags for grocer- • Clean gable-top cartons (milk, milkies or dry cleaning type beverages, cream, substitute eggs) • Clear or opaque bags for bread, news- — these will continue to be accepted in papers and flyers the organics bin • Clear bags for produce and dry bulk • Some aerosol containers foods • Clean plant pots and trays • Frozen vegetable/fruit bags • Clean aseptic boxes for milk, milk• Outer wrap for bulk paper products type beverages, soup, broths and sauces and soft drink and can flats • Clean paper packaging coated in wax • Water softener, salt and garden prod- — these will continue to be accepted in uct bags the organics bin • Outer milk bags and pouches • Clean hot and cold drink cups — these • Diaper and feminine hygiene product will continue to be accepted in the orouter bags ganics bin • Pre-washed salad bags • Telephone books and other directories

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Spuptitul in Ladysmith ‘a first huge step’ Lindsay Chung THE CHRONICLE

May 13 was an important day in School District 68 and at Ladysmith Secondary School. It was the first time the school district hosted a Spuptitul, a Hul’qumi’num language competition. The importance of the day and the event, which celebrates local First Nations language and culture, brought together about 100 students from kindergarten to Grade 12 from Ladysmith, Nanaimo and the Cowichan Valley and also brought together all In right photo, students parade in to drumming from Pleasant Valley Elementary School students to open the Spuptitul May 13 at Ladysmith Secondthree chiefs from the school dis- ary School, while at left, students participate in a soccer workship with Vancouver Island University players. LINDSAY CHUNG trict’s First Nations. In the language competition, about their experiences, they crosse players who participated Stz’uminus First Nation Chief part in the Spuptitul. “Today is a huge source of pride Shxixnu-tun Lelum finished first suggested doing a joint Spuptitul, in the Spuptitul and taught the John Elliott welcomed everyone students new skills. to the Spuptitul and to Stz’uminus for me, so I wanted to say thanks in the kindergarten to Grade and it became a K-12 event. Robinson was thrilled to see evBrown is very happy with how traditional territory and thanked and express the pride I have in 3 category, while Khowhemun the day came together. seeing people of all ages speak- Elementary won the Grade 4-7 erything come together. everyone for coming. “The fact that the three chiefs “We’re just overwhelmed with “I think it’s so important to build ing our language, native and non- category, Quamichan Middle School was first in Grade 8-10, were there was extraordinary, all the success and the amount language, language we fought native,” she said. The event opened with a parade and Ladysmith Secondary School having their support for the of support,” she said. “It really to get back,” he said during the growth of the Hul’qumi’num lan- speaks of how many people are of all the participants and drum- won the Grade 11-12 category. opening ceremonies. The Spuptitul, organized by the guage in our school district, not supportive of Hul’qumi’num in This was the first time School ming by Pleasant Valley ElemenDistrict 68 (SD68) has hosted a tary School students. Along with Aboriginal Sub Committee of the only the language, but the culture our school system. It was just beSpuptitul, which has been taking Elliott, Snuneymuxw Chief John SD68 Multicultural and Race Re- comes with it,” he said. “To see yond words in terms of the level place in School District 79 (SD79) Wesley and Chief David Bob from lations Committee, is being hailed 100 kids being drummed in, car- of success.” rying their school signs, it was Brown says they don’t know the Snaw’naw’as First Nation as a great success. for 10 years. Trustee Bill Robinson says plan- pretty exciting to me. That was a yet if they will host a Spuptitul “I certainly have a long-standing were also there for the opening. As part of the day’s programming, ning started about four months first huge step to making a state- in SD68 again next year, but they interest and support for advancing aboriginal language in the there was a series of basketball, ago when he, Joan Brown and ment that we are continuing to certainly would like to, and they public school system,” said SD68 soccer and lacrosse workshops Mandy Jones thought they’d like work hard, and even harder, to will be meeting with School Dissuperintendent Dave Hutchinson. with Vancouver Island University to start doing Spuptituls in SD68. grow the Hul’qumi’num language trict 79 to work on next year’s (VIU) and Nanaimo Timbermen Their initial thought was that they and culture in our school district.” event. “It’s absolutely critical.” Robinson wants to give credit “It’s a milestone in terms of our District Principal of Aboriginal athletes. Hul’qumi’num speakers would start small, with a competiEducation Laura Tait was thrilled taught phrases and words often tion for kindergarten to Grade 3, to the VIU soccer and basketball strategy in terms of bringing the but after going to SD79 to learn players and the Timbermen la- language to its place,” she said. to see so many students taking used in each sport.

Coastal chiefs show support for Stz’uminus First Nation Lindsay Chung THE CHRONICLE

In a private meeting held at the Stz’uminus Elders Centre Monday, May 12, First Nations chiefs from up and down the coast expressed their full support for the action being taken by the Stz’uminus First Nation in its dispute with Fisheries and Oceans Canada (DFO). Stz’uminus had announced May 2 that it was restricting access to its core territory in the Salish Sea. Stz’uminus Chief John Elliott met with David Bob of Snawnaw-as (Nanoose), Chip Seymour of Cowichan, Wilbur Jack of Penelakut, John Wesley of Snuneymuxw and James Thomas of Halalt on May 12, and El-

liott addressed the media on behalf of the group following the closed meeting. “We had to get together because we all share the same frustrations around management and the issues that we have around creating economy for our people,” said Elliott. “They wanted to show their support by coming today and letting us know the work we have been doing is not going unnoticed. I think it was a very strong statement today that our neighboring nations are as frustrated as we are.” Elliott says their key issues are that they want co-management of fisheries in their territories, and they want to have economic opportunities in their territories that truly benefit

their nation. Elliott says the Stz’uminus First Nation is watching all the fisheries in its territory, and this issue is not going to go away. “We’re in it for the long haul,” he said. “I think we’re going to have to take action if DFO doesn’t change its policies. If it’s just being out there, I don’t know how you determine or define blockading, we will definitely be out there to protect our resources.” Ray Gauthier, CEO of Coast Salish Development Corporation, explained that while DFO makes licences available to them, the problem is there is no guarantee they will have continued access to those licences. DFO did not respond by press time.

Six coastal chiefs met May 12 at the Stz’uminus Elders Centre to show support for the Stz’uminus First Nation in its dispute with DFO. Pictured, from left, are David Bob, Chip Seymour, John Elliott, Wilbur Jack and John Wesley. Missing from photo is James Thomas. PHOTO COURTESY OF SALISH SEA SENTINEL

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Coun. Steve Arnett was equally send a letter to BC Timber Sales concerned with affecting the asking for postponement of the watershed. pending logging process. “This is a business-friendly *** BC Timber Sales is on the During the same meeting, a verge of starting a logging plan council,” he said. “But our wathat would see a number of tershed is so critical. This coun- complaint of excessive vehicle trees being cut down very close cil has said it would like full speeding along Jim Cram Drive control of it. With the number of was brought to the town council’s to Ladysmith’s watershed. As a result, town council is con- operations going on in there all attention. Coun. Duck Paterson brought cerned it may affect the drinking at once, I’m not willing to gamthe issue up after hearing the ble with our watershed.” quality of local water. John Manson, the Town’s di- fears from seniors living in that A delegation from BC Timber Sales showed up at the May 12 rector of infrastructure services, area. The area of incident is also council meeting at City Hall to has already been in discussion close to Forrest Field. try and appease council and lis- with BC Timber Sales. “There are a lot of seniors up “There are three general areas ten to the concerns. “We have a development in Hol- of concern,” he said. “One is the there and about 40 lots,” Paterland Creek,” said Glenn Piggot Chicken Ladder intake, as we son said at the meeting. “There from BC Timber Sales. “We’re get over half of our water from are also a lot of small lots, homes proposing to advertise it for sale there. We shouldn’t be taking and children around there.” Paterson also believes there is water from Stocking Lake in a this year.” Nick Clarke, also from BC Tim- non-winter period. Any logging not enough signage in that area ber Sales, said that in an ideal in the area would have no buffer prompting drivers to slow down. “Forrest Field has a park and world, the logging would have for the town. We also wouldn’t been advertised for sale already. want you [BC Timber Sales] to playground there, but there are “This is part of our proposed take the road through the creek, no signs to say that it is a playsales plan,” said Clarke. “We as it’s a very sensitive area. We’d ground zone. The speed is gethave a requirement to meet our also want assurance of monitor- ting way higher. I think Public Works should put a playground targets, although we’ll consider ing of the system in place.” Clarke reiterated to council sign in there or a crosswalk.” any concerns that the Town has.” Coun. Steve Arnett was equally that this process would “not imThere were plenty of them. concerned. “I don’t want to do anything pact water quality.” “There are a lot of seniors up Coun. Duck Paterson also has that is going to affect the drinking quality of our water,” said concerns and is on the same there, and I know them and they page as the rest of the council don’t move very fast,” he said. Coun. Glenda Patterson. is too fast for to them. Coun. Gord Horth’s concern table. Subscribe Subscribe“Anything to “Asking them to not log in the They just can’t go as fast across was more with the “timing of the watershed is not feasible, but I the road.” harvest.” 250-245-2277 250-245-2277 As a result of the concern, the un“Right now, we have B.C. For- would ask it be postponed Includes Includes Public Works department will in estry, Stz’uminus First Nation til we get a filtration process $ $ online online access access now look into potential signage and TimberWest logging all with- place,” he said. A motion was then passed to prospects for the area. in our watershed,” said Horth. the chronicle


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onds, someone’s life is Maloney. being affected by some “It’s a significant way the chronicle action of the volun- to make a difference,” teers on our ship,” said said Maloney. The before-and-after Maloney. Mercy Ships also ofphotos are startling. On the ship, some of fers an agricultural A young boy with the services provided program, and voluna very crooked leg include children’s or- teers typically work stands tall after his leg thopedics, cataract sur- on a construction projis straightened. gery, plastic surgeries ect while they are in a A man with eyes and general surgeries. country, explained Macloudy with cataracts Mercy Ships also offers loney. is finally able to see his maxillofacial surgery, Mercy Ships and Rochildren. fixing cleft lips and pal- tary have been conYoung children and ates. nected through strateadults with facial tu“It’s the top gic partnerships since mours obstructof the order in 1987. Maloney says ing their mouths terms of dra- the partnership is foand noses, makmatic changes cused on vocational ing it difficult to in lives,” said training teams that go breathe and swalMaloney. into countries to teach low, smile widely As well, be- skills like optometry after having them nign tumors and infection control. removed. are removed This is the kind on the ship. of work Mercy The largest Ships, a nonfacial tumor government shipthey saw was based medical or8.8 kilograms ganization, does or about 20 around the world, pounds. The and when Mercy man had never Ships national been to school director Tim Maand he had no loney spoke to training, but the Ladysmith during his long Rotary Club recovery on April 24 at Cotthe ship, the tonwood Golf volunteers Club, he shared brought him these emotional into the kitchphotos with the club to show the Tim Maloney, a Rotarian from Saanich en and taught impact of the or- and national director of Mercy Ships, him how to ganization’s work. recently spoke to the Ladysmith Rotary bake bread. Lindsay Chung “Today, he is Maloney, who Club. the head pastry lives in Saanich “What I can tell you is chef in the highest-end and is a member of the Rotary Club of Sid- we are not a preaching hotel in Sierra Leone, ney of the Sea, joined organization — we are with a family, and his Mercy Ships in Janu- about the actions that children are going to school and he has a ary 2009. Rotary Clubs we do,” said Maloney. Mercy Ships was normal life,” said Mahave a long-standing history with Mercy founded in 1978 and loney. has provided services Mercy Ships volunShips. Mercy Ships are to more than 2.5 billion teers are very busy off people. The organiza- the ship as well. floating hospitals. Off the ship, they “We practise what I tion’s mission is “bringwould say is transfor- ing hope and healing to provide dental screenmational medicine,” the world’s forgotten ing and toothbrushes provided by the Tooth said Maloney. “We’re poor.” Mercy Ships has Fairy Foundation in not involved in cardioldistributes ogy; we’re not involved served 57 countries Calgary, in oncology. It’s the since 1978 and trans- free eyeglasses courtesy of Clearly Contacts. things that change peo- formed 2,420,000 lives. “I think the most imMercy Ships has been ple’s lives whose lives have been taken away portant thing to rec- moving more and more because of something ognize in numbers is into building capacity currently, today, on av- within the country the that can be corrected. “It is truly a world- erage, every nine sec- ship is in, explained

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Congratulations Ladysmith

“When I found mine, I felt relieved and really proud that it was up.” Kathryn Schertzer, Page 10

Editor: I recently attended Ladysmith and District Credit Union (LDCU)’s AGM and their 70th Anniversary Celebration, which honoured its founders. John Ulinder, my late father, was a founding member. It was a memorable evening. My father was given a warm tribute, and I received a bouquet of flowers and a copy of Ladysmith — Our Community. Your Credit Union. A History — a book commissioned by the LDCU and written by Patrick A. Dunae. This book describes the history of the LDCU and Ladysmith as a community. My father would be proud of how the LDCU has developed, their future plans, and the exceptional contributions they make to the community. I also visited the expanded Ladysmith Historical Society’s Archives and their significantly enhanced Ladysmith Museum. Thanks to all the volunteers. Ladysmith has something else of which to be proud and enjoy. Lois C. (Ulinder) Allen Victoria

Thank you for helping find kayaks Editor: Recently, our handcrafted cedar-strip kayaks were stolen from a locked shed. My husband spent 650 hours building these beautiful boats. We were relieved and so grateful when the RCMP called and informed us the kayaks had been recovered. Many thanks to the Ladysmith RCMP, the Chronicle, every place that allowed us to put up posters and the kind person or persons who spotted them abandoned. Lawretta and Bill Stevens Ladysmith


We apologize for neglecting to mention former mayor Alex Stuart, the master of ceremonies, and Don Harrison, who initiated the celebration and contacted council and the governor general’s office, in last week’s article about Keith Turner’s 107th birthday party. As well, the a rticle states that Turner worked at Madill’s mills, but Madill’s actually manufactured logging machinery, and Turner was not told to fire female workers at Madill’s but at a shipyard.

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Aboriginal education or victim studies? BC Views

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he B.C. School Trustees’ Association is calling for a mandatory high school course on the history of residential schools set up to assimilate aboriginal children into European culture. Trustees propose a 25hour course required for all graduating students, using interviews with residential school survivors, presentations by aboriginal leaders and discussion of current events. This would build on aboriginal courses already in offered in B.C. schools, and a public education effort that began with Prime Minister Stephen Harper’s 2008 apology and compensation for Canada’s residential school policy. B.C. Teachers’ Federation vice-president Glen Hansman gave a speech on the need for mandatory education to a 2012 teacher conference. He said current aboriginal culture courses are poorly attended, and went on to denounce a school system he said is still based

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(in the form of slaves and property such as dried and smoked salmon) or to exact revenge for previous insults.” Archaeological study of stone fortifications and weapons at fishing sites in the Fraser Canyon traces a history of inter-community violence back at least 3,000 years. This is the seldom-discussed backdrop for the European settlement of B.C., the imposition of British law and the later establishment of church-run residential schools. None of this is to excuse the forced removal of aboriginal children from their families, the horrendous abuse and neglect or the multi-generational damage to a culture already weakened by waves of smallpox. This 1928 plan to fix what was called the “Indian problem” deserves to be understood by everyone. But glossing over historical context and presenting a guilt trip to students would serve no one well. Tom Fletcher is legislative reporter and columnist for Black Press.

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Council postpones dog decision TIDES Ross Armour THE CHRONICLE

The prospect of dogs being leashed in order to walk along parts of the Holland Creek Trail continues to cause a stir at the Ladysmith council table. Recently, a complaint came forward after a man was bitten along the trail due to a dog, at which council asked for a recommendation to come forward from Parks, Recreation and Culture staff. That recommendation arrived at last Monday’s regular council meeting at City Hall, but council decided to postpone voting on the recommendation until the next meeting, following further information coming forward from the Town’s animal control officer. Part of the recommendation, and arguably the most significant, states “that council amend Parks

Usage Bylaw 1995, No. 1158 as amended to state that dogs must be leashed during the period between 10 a.m. and 5 p.m. while on the portion of Holland Creek Trail between Methuen Road and upper Holland Creek bridge.” The idea of having dogs leashed at any point along the trail has always been much to the dismay of confessed “animal lover” Coun. Gord Horth. “The challenge will still be all about enforcement,” Horth said at the meeting. “I’m an animal fan but can think operationally. This is not a liability issue for the Town. We are now saying people can go there 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. and the dogs will be leashed. But without enforcement, that won’t happen. It takes time. It’s already in the bylaw that the dogs have to be under control. It’s

about enforcement and getting better signage to encourage people to do the right thing.”

community in the world. In Victoria, Dallas Road is one of the most heavily used areas after Stanley Park where people can go with dogs. And it works because they have better signage.” Coun. Duck Paterson was slightly confused at the time frame picked by Parks and Rec. “How many people will be using the trail at that time? If the dogs aren’t leashed until 10 a.m., most Gord Horth people will be using Ladysmith council the trail earlier than that, as they go to work,” he said. Mayor Rob Hutchins said that the recommendation allows “people who are intimidated to use Horth thinks the the trail at that time.” recommendation will Horth remains unprompt “two oppos- convinced. ing views in the com- “Now we only have munity” if passed. five parks that are “That’s not healthy. off-leash and that Simply putting a dog will become four,” he on a leash doesn’t said. “We’re not bemean there won’t be ing particularly dogan altercation. This friendly here. I now is an issue in every have my third dog

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and I’ve never had an issue. We’re setting ourselves up for failure here, and neither party will be happy with this decision. “We should dedicate our resources to enforcement. We are moving too quickly. We should just act responsibly and say give them a $100 ticket [if the dogs are irresponsible] and then if they do it again, $300, like they do for bad drivers. Some people take a lot of time and effort to make sure their dogs act responsibly.” The animal control officer will be speaking at the next council meeting, scheduled for Monday, June 2 at 7 p.m. at City Hall. Asked if council would indeed be voting on the recommendation at that meeting, Hutchins said, “I hope so. We’ll either amend it, postpone it, or pass it.”


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program, it’s a great opportunity to learn about younger people in the community, and obviously the help they get completing jobs [is a benefit],” he said. Williams also sees a lot of benefits for students. “I think for a lot of the kids, it’s their first work experience, and it’s a great opportunity to get work experience,” he said. “It’s a great opportunity to get involved in the community, and as an added bonus, they get to make money. It benefits both [groups] and that’s why the program grew last year and hopefully keeps growing in the future.” Students participate in an orientation session before starting work, and Williams is hoping to bring in a representative from the RCMP to talk about personal safety, a representative from Global Vocational Services to discuss resumés and someone from the Seniors Centre to speak about interacting with seniors. Williams, who grew

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Robin McCormack was in Ladysmith May 14 to raise awareness for the Canadian Heroes Foundation. After his son Zachery was killed in Afghanistan in December 2009, McCormack and his wife decided to “do something” with their son’s truck, so they worked with Canadian Heroes — a non-profit organization that raises awareness and support for front line responders and pays tribute to those who served in the past, present and future — and painted it. Zachery is pictured on the truck (second from the left), along with three other soldiers who died with him. McCormack is from Sherwood Park, Alta., and decided to drive the truck to Vancouver Island and back, making various stops, including the Parliament buildings in Victoria.

Draft of new, updated Zoning Bylaw will be revealed May 26 Lindsay Chung the chronicle

The Town of Ladysmith has been working on updating its Zoning Bylaw since 2012, and next week, council members and the public will have a chance to see the draft results of this work. A special council meeting will take place Monday, May 26 from 6:30-9:30 p.m. in the Meeting Room of the Ladysmith Seniors Centre at 630 Second Ave. for the next step in the Town of Ladysmith’s Zoning Bylaw Update Project. The meeting will focus on a staff presentation to council on the draft new and updated Zoning Bylaw and Design Guidelines. “It’s a chance to see the draft bylaw,” explained planner Lisa Brinkman. “It’s not being consider for first

and second reading at include the introduc- bylaw available for all; it’s just being pre- tion of coach houses, review at the council sented so council and clarifying home- meeting on May 26. the public have time based business reguYou can view into review it before it lations, introducing a formation about the starts that bylaw pro- downtown live-work Zoning Bylaw Update cess.” zone, restricting big Project from past The last compre- box stores and drive- meetings and presenhensive update of the thrus, and updating tations online at www. Ladysmith Zoning parking requirements. l a d y s m i t h z o n i n g b Bylaw took place in Keep checking the 1997. Town of Ladysmith If you have any As part of the Zon- website at questions about the ing Bylaw Update to access Zoning Bylaw Update Project, the Town the documents in ad- Project, contact the has held various com- vance of the meeting. Ladysmith Developmunity meetings and There will be paper ment Services Departengaged consultants copies of the draft ment at 250-245-6405. to review and update the Town’s Zoning Bylaw. The Zoning Bylaw is used to regulate land use in Ladysmith, and it sets out regulations for property owners, local businesses and residents around such issues as land use designations, the height of buildings, density, parking and Home Delivered Meals Since 1993 landscaping. Through the updating process, To inquire or order call toll free 1-888-838-1888 the Town has been looking at topics that

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There is new artwork gracing Ladysmith’s streets, and it comes courtesy of a group of dedicated students. New banners were recently installed in downtown Ladysmith, and they were created through a joint initiative between the Town of Ladysmith and Ladysmith Secondary School (LSS)’s visual arts program. The Town provides the banner material, paint and installation, and Grade 9-12 stu-

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Ladysmith Secondary School students, from left, Daniel Redding, Emily Benson and Kathryn Schertzer participated in the art banner project, and their work now hangs downtown. LINDSAY CHUNG talking about graphic too.” design, talking about Town of Ladysmith the theme and offering planning technician examples, then tak- Angela Vincent says ing the students to the the Town purchases computer lab so they blank canvas matecould do research. rial from a local seam“The great thing about stress and provides art at this age is it’s ac- paint and then co-ortive, it’s independent dinates the pickup and and it’s collaborative,” installation of the banshe said. “They actu- ners. Banners can be ally have to take some- re-used, and they last thing from an idea to a three to four seasons. finished product and Ladysmith Mayor a product that can be Rob Hutchins figures enjoyed by the public.” the program has been The art banner proj- running for 12-14 years. ect is just one of the The program was initiways LSS students are ated by the Heritage able to get their work Advisory Commission. into the community. “It’s been an absolute “[The banner pro- delight to be part of gram] is an important this partnership becommunity project, tween the students of and that connection Ladysmith Secondary between the arts and School and the Town the community is al- to showcase the young ways an important con- artists’ work,” he said. nection,” said Johnson. “We’ve always, always “This is a really, really received favourable supportive community, comments.”

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The Mid Isle Highlanders showed their scoring punch as spring soccer got started. Mid Isle FC earned a 4-4 tie after a late flurry of goals in the May 10 Pacific Coast Soccer League season opener against the Victoria Highlanders at Merle Logan Field in Nanaimo. “Spring soccer will be a lot like this. There’ll be a lot of tempo,” said Bill Merriman, Mid Isle coach. Mid Isle FC Highlanders player Renan Rebelatto, right, beats the keeper but “There’s a lot of young shoots just wide during a Pacific Coast Soccer League game against the Victoplayers that have that ria Highlanders May 10 in Nanaimo. GREG SAKAKI energy. You’re going to see some high-scor- sell Lederer scored on can do that kind of man said. ing games. I think it’s a scramble after a free thing, then it’s only goThey’ll have to very entertaining.” kick. ing to help the rest of build chemistry on The complexion of Nick Moore and the way.” the fly. Mid Isle FC’s the game turned when Yilmaz Tuncel had He said he expects U21 team only just Renan Rebelatto scored Mid Isle’s ear- his team to be tighter got eliminated from subbed in late. He cre- lier goals. defensively moving B.C. Soccer’s provinated chances for himMerriman said his forward. In this battle cial championships self and teammates players showed char- of the Highlanders, the week before, and and tied the score 3-3 acter to earn them- Mid Isle left too many many of those players after booting home a selves a tie late in the holes for Vic to attack. now find themselves rebound off the cross- game. “If we can sort out with a slate of new bar. Victoria went “That carries you our back line and we teammates. back ahead about through later in the get that in order — “Today, there were 30 seconds later, but league, even into play- normally that is our guys out there actuNanaimo stayed on offs,” he said. “If you strong point — I think ally introducing themthe attack, and Rus- can believe that you we’ll do well,” Merri- selves to each other,”

Merriman said. With the U21 guys, plus Nanaimo United and Cowichan FC players, the Mid Isle Highlanders will have to figure out where guys fit on the pitch. “Some players play better coming off the bench, some players play better starting,” Merriman said. “And who plays well with who?” The Highlanders men play their next home game Saturday, May 24 at 4:30 p.m. against Penticton at Forrest Field in Ladysmith. Next action in Nanaimo is Saturday, June 7 versus West Van FC. Mid Isle women win via shutout Mid Isle FC’s premier women’s side started its season with a 4-0 shutout over Kamloops in the Interior on May 10. Taylor Miller, Jodi Hutton, Brianna Powrie and Kalsey Martin scored the goals. The Highlanders ladies play their home opener Sunday, June 8 against Fraser Valley at 2 p.m. in Nanaimo.

TaeKwonDo winners Students from Outreach Martial Arts in Ladysmith entered the 2014 Island Open TaeKwonDo Championships Tournament Saturday, May 2 in Parksville. All the students who entered, who train with Grandmaster Kim Teh, placed in the medals in their chosen events. Pictured here, from left, are Corey Cross, who earned a silver medal in sparring; B’éla Scott, who won a silver medal in poomsae; Allison Kalau, who won a gold medal in sparring and a silver in poomsae; Aiden Thom, who earned a bronze medal in sparring; and Thorin Nettleton, who won a gold medal in sparring and a bronze in poomsae. PHOTO COURTESY OF DEB KALAU

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CARDS OF THANKS The Ladysmith Saltair Garden Club would like to thank the following individuals and businesses who graciously helped to ensure the success of our annual plant sale. They are: Save on Foods, J & R Farm, Glenna Boutilier, Home Hardware Building Centre, Jan Biggs, Donna Ferguson, 49th Parallel Grocery, Tim Hortons, Audrey Wickham and the garden club volunteers who donated their time and plants. Thank you.


Passed away May 7th, 2014 with her beloved husband by her side. Born in Vancouver, BC, August 5th, 1925. Survived by her husband of 70 years Alexander Wright, her children William (Addie) Wright (Susan), Terry Wright (Bonnie), Kelly Krymusa (David). Grandchildren Tina Warner (Troy) Lisa Krymusa, Terry Wright (Amanda) and David Krymusa. Great-grandchildren Gage Hanna, Nicholas Warner, Hunter Krymusa, Reagan Wright, Casey Wright, also her brother’s John Williams, Tom Williams (Shirley), her sister-inlaw Ann Wright and many family and friends. Emily loved the outdoors, camping and her ocean view. She belonged to the Pentacostal Church of Ladysmith for many years. She had a great love and devotion to family and had a happy and positive outlook on life. We wish to thank all the staff at Dufferin Place, especially Pam.

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English Springer Spaniels CKC Reg. Puppies Champ lines, tails docked, vet checked, 1st shots, guaranteed. Home raised, well socialized. Ready May 30. $1,200. (250) 392-1440 Williams Lake

MERCHANDISE FOR SALE APPLIANCES APT. SIZE deep freeze $125. White 18cu ft fridge, $300. Almond 15cu ft fridge, $150. White 30� range, $175. 30� almond range, $125. White 30� propane stove, $150. Black 30� range, $200. Kenmore Washer dryer sets, $200$350. Washers $150-$250. Dryers $100-$150. Built-in dishwashers $100-$150. White portable dishwasher $100. 6 month warranty on all appliances. Please call Greg at (250)246-9859.


ROXTON, CANADIAN made lrg oval maple pedestal table, 65� plus leaf exc. cond. $1,025. Lrg chesterfield/loveseat/chair $1,000. Lrg Qn headboard & armoire, $600. Lrg computer desk $95. Office chair $75. Recliner/rocker $250. All OBO. Call 250-7460958

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Raleigh bike $150. Stainless tool box $250. Upright Grand vintage piano $395. Call (250)245-0295. SAWMILLS FROM only $4,397 - Make money & save money with your own bandmill - Cut lumber any dimension. In stock ready to ship. Free Info & DVD: www.NorwoodSaw or call 1-800566-6899 Ext:400OT. STEEL BUILDINGS. Hot savings - Spring sale! 20x24 $4,348. 25x24 $4,539. 30x30 $6,197. 32x36 $7,746. 40x46 $12,116. 47x72 $17,779. One end wall included. Call Pioneer Steel 1-800-668-5422 or online:



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Commercial space available at Timberlands Mobile Home Park, 3581 Hallberg Rd. Suitable for restaurant or small grocery. Call 250-245-3647.

HOMES FOR RENT Both sides of legal duplex. Just steps to downtown, park and bus. Live in one side, rent the other. 2 BD, 1 BA each side. Large corner lot. Move-in ready. $259,900. 1-250-3831500 Michelle Harrison,Coldwell Banker Slegg Realty.


BEAUTIFULLY MAINTAINED 1 bdrm park model home in Chemainus Gardens. One of the best lots in the Park. Pets ok. $89,600. (250)416-5278.

MOBILE HOMES & PARKS Ladysmith: 14 x 70, 3 bdrm mobile home in Timberland Park. Asking $25,000 as is. See management at #43. Phone 250-245-3647.



3629 Shannon Dr, Saltair May 23 & 24, 9 - 4, absolutely no early birds. Boat, fishing gear, woodworking, hobby tools, building materials, new electrical/plumbing supplies, household collectibles, etc.

ESTATE SALE- 460 Bel Aire St- Sat, May 24, 9-4. Sun, May 25, 10-3pm.


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RENTALS APARTMENT/CONDO Ladysmith: 2 bdrm apt, heat incl., n/p, ref’s required. The Villa 250-245-3583. LADYSMITH: BAY Ridge Apartment. Senior block 53+, 2 bdrm well maintained, 1000 sq.ft., upgraded. New carpets, re-painted. N/P, N/S. Off street parking, $800/mo + hydro. 250-758-5816.

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LADYSMITH: NEWLY reno’d 2 bdrm, bright, clean, nice patio, inclds W/D hookup, $695. May 1. 250-245-5251. LADYSMITH very close to downtown. Quiet, 1180 s.f. 2 baths, d/w, nice electric f/p, w/d, fenced, 2 dogs or cats allowed, town utilities included, $850/mo. avail. June 16. Call Catrina 250-245-5318 Meicor Properties Chemainus: Lockwood Villa. Well kept bldg, 1 bdrm $625 incl heat & hot water, available now. N/S, 1 small pet welcome. 250-246-1033. Meicor Properties Ladysmith: 1 bdrm $700/mo. Available now. Includes heat & hot water, small pets OK. 250-924-6966.

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NORTH OYSTER HISTORICAL SOCIETY Engraved bricks fundraiser. Info call Bob Handel at 250-245-0919. LADYSMITH AND DISTRICT HISTORICAL SOCIETY - urgently requires volunteers as Museum hosts, also, the archives need interested people to assist with research etc. 250-2450100. LADYSMITH SALTAIR GARDEN CLUB Every third Thur at 7:30 pm, First United Church Hall, (corner of High St & 3rd Ave) with in-garden meetings June, July, August. Come& grow with us! New members always welcome. $10 membership, $2 drop-in.

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Hyundai raises the bar with world class Genesis VERNON – There is little expect to pay for the Euchance of falling asleep ropean leaders. Will they at the wheel of the 2015 hold their price in resale? Hyundai Genesis, even on – Likely not during this one of those long summer generation, but if the amdriving vacations. bitious Koreans continue The twisty route around to prove reliability and the Okanagan lake counquality then they will. try, chosen to show off the Meanwhile, an owner is agility of this new luxury going to enjoy years of Its eye-catching sedan from the Korean driving a performance manufacturer, guaranteed design, with a giant oriented in comfort and all behind the wheel kept front grille, would style. The fit and finish their eyes glued to the not look out of place inside rivals those with road ahead. which it chooses to parked next to a But should such external compete for the dollars stimulus not be available BMW, Audi or Merc, in the wallets of the for the long distance which is precisely the well-heeled. The subtle driver, there is a nifty little use of leather and micro intent. gadget below the glove suede is classy; with box. An industry-first Napa leather and real Keith Morgan sensor control system wood trim available detects when CO2 levels as an option. Double are too high and boosts the cabin with stitched leather seats always look good fresh air. Research by Hyundai engineers but it’s what’s inside that counts on a determined that drowsiness increases lengthy trip! The foam beneath in this when CO2 concentrations inside the case offers both support and comfort in cabin exceed 2,000 parts per million. Of the right places. Both front seats offer course, cracking a window works the 12-way power adjustment and there’s a same way but many do not detect the power-adjustable thigh extension with onset of a sleepiness until it’s too late, side bolsters that’s available for the while others are reluctant to let in that long-legged. cold mountain air during a winter jaunt. A new power trunk lid goes a step Count me in that group. further than the new trend to enable Gadgets aside, there is much to stimuopening by swinging your leg under the late the senses in the all-new Genesis. rear to pop the trunk. Tired of standIts eye-catching design, with giant ing on one leg with two arms full of front grille, would not look out of place groceries? parked next to a BMW, Audi or Merc, When your pocketed key nears the which is precisely the intent. It’s benchtrunk, it automatically opens after marked against such German Masters at three-seconds. a price segment below what one would A High-Beam Assist (HBA) function



switches to low beams when an oncoming vehicle is detected. Other options include a panoramic sunroof, a heated steering wheel, ventilated front seats, tri-zone automatic climate control, and rear door window blinds. Driver-assist safety technologies are also available in abundance for those who like the car to do some thinking for them. The new Genesis is also a statement of intent: it heralds what will be the look of the seven new less-premium Hyundai products expects to grace our showrooms before 2016. When it comes to driving, it’s really a tale of two cars. The top-of-the-line model offers a big V8 5-litre power plant, with 420 horses at its disposal. Ironically, it’s best enjoyed jogged along at low speed on the highway, where it has the feel of an old-fashioned big family sedan. (It’s not a lot of fun on the twisting lakeside roads of the Okanagan.) Cars destined for the Canadian market will come with an all-new HTRAC

active wheel drive (AWD) system. Says Hyundai: “Performance of the vehicle’s all-new platform was validated in some of the world’s most demanding driving environments, including Germany’s famed Nürburgring Nordschleife and Korea’s Yeongam Formula 1 racing circuit.” The large variety of proving grounds offered by the northern Okanagan was much more appealing to me. And especially so in the car equipped with the 311 horsepower, 3.8-litre GDI V6 engine. Flipping between the Normal, Eco and Sport modes and tapping the gear-changing paddles on the steering wheel made for an enjoyable drive. Little lean in the corners and sprightly up hill. Both engines are coupled to an 8-speed automatic transmission with a SHIFTRONIC manual mode. The base price is $43,000, $48,000 gets you the Luxury version, and $53,000 loads up the tech features. If you want the V8, get ready to spend $62,000.

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