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Capt. Cole Cook of the Cranberry Volunteer Fire Department checks files on his smartphone in front of the smouldering remains of the Country Kitchen restaurant at the corner of the Island Highway and Beck Road in Cassidy Monday, May 26. Crews were called to the scene at 2 a.m., but were unable to save the structure. The cause of the fire had not been determined by press time, and the Nanaimo RCMP is asking for information from the public. Please turn to page 4 for the story. CHRIS BUSH

No school today as rotating strikes begin Karl Yu and Lindsay Chung THE CHRONICLE

At an impasse with the B.C. government at the bargaining table, teachers in B.C. will begin rotating strikes, with NanaimoLadysmith district teachers set to picket today (Tuesday, May 27). Schools will be open, but there won’t be instruction and buses won’t run, Dave Hutchinson, school district CEO and superintendent, said in a letter to parents. He asked parents to keep children home for safety reasons. School will resume as usual on Wednesday (May 28). Mike Ball, president of the Nanaimo District Teachers’ Association, said the move

from the first stage of job action, which included limited supervision and no contact with administration, is due to a combination of factors. “The lack of progress at the table has triggered the escalation to Phase 2 but because their wage offer is significantly lower than our proposal and they’re not dealing with class size and composition at all, that has caused a lack of progress, which has triggered the escalation,” Ball said. Peter Fassbender, B.C. Minister of Education, said the province has made “significant” concessions to move toward a settlement, reducing contract length from 10 to six years and offering a $1,200 signing bonus.

Teachers made concessions with their last proposal, according to Ball. He said teachers reduced their request for cost of living allowance and wage increase, while offering a four-year deal with the province. “It was a significant move from our last proposal,” Ball said. “It’s just a case of whether the government can move also.” Rotating strikes will occur at B.C. school districts until Thursday (May 29), and any further action will depend on progress at the negotiating table, said Ball. The third stage, a province-wide strike, would require another teachers’ union vote and there would have to be two working days’ notice to employers. The school district recommends check-

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In brief Swashbuckling Captain Jack Sparrow Kang’s last service will be June 15

Min-Goo Kang, the minister at Ladysmith First United Church, will be ending his leadership of this congregation with the service Sunday, June 15. His wife, Ha Na Park, formerly Supply Minister at Chemainus United Church, was ordained into the United Church of Canada at a ceremony during the final day of the B.C. Conference of the United Church of Canada meeting in Nanaimo May 25. On Sunday, June 1 at 10:30 a.m., Min-Goo Kang and Ha Na Park will share in leading the service at Ladysmith First United Church. They will preside over the Communion Service together, and Ha Na will preach the sermon. At 10:30 a.m. on Sunday, June 8, the Pentecost service will be a remembrance of the event when the Apostles and friends received the Holy Spirit and spoke in tongues that were understood by all the people and the foreigners listening. The service on Sunday, June 15 will be in the Amphitheatre at Transfer Beach at 10:30 a.m. This will be a joyful celebration of the gifts Min-Goo Kang has shared with the congregation during the four years he has been their minister. In the case of rain, the service on June 15 will be at the church. Friends and visitors of Min-Goo and Ha Na and the congregation are welcome at all services. Min-Goo Kang and Ha Na Park and their boys will take a travelling vacation to Winnipeg, where Ha Na has been called to a team ministry position at a church. —Caroline H. Davidson

is returning to Ladysmith this week Ross Armour THE CHRONICLE

The Ladysmith Maritime Society (LMS) will host its Kids’ Pirate Day this Saturday (May 31), with all local families and friends encouraged to come down to the society’s docks for a few hours of pirating fun. Activities will get underway at 10 a.m. and run until 4 p.m. at LMS Community Marina, with Captain Jack Sparrow from the famous Pirates of the Caribbean movies returning once again. “Everybody dresses up as pirates and it’s a totally free day,” said Cliff Fisher from the Ladysmith Maritime Society. “The kids all come down to the docks with their fishing rods and their buckets for the derby that the Kinsmen Club helps us with. We’ll have a pirate slide, face painting, crafts and a petting zoo, as well as free harbour tours where we’ll take people out. There will also be displays at the welcome centre, and the Purple Martin Society will be teaching crafts to the kids.” Refreshments will also be available on site at the docks. Captain Jack Sparrow is coming back to Ladysmith Wednesday, May 28 for the Pirate Walk, which starts at Fisher says the happiness and memories creatAggie Hall at 11 a.m., and Saturday, May 31 for the Ladysmith Maritime Society’s Kids’ Pirate Day festivied by the kids and everyone involved is the main FILE PHOTO thing that instigates the society into keeping the ties at from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. the LMS Community Marina. event going. remarkable.” Jack Sparrow and all us will meet the kids at “Everybody comes down expecting fun,” he As well as the Pirate Day on May 31, the Mari- recess,” said Fisher. “Then we will walk down said. “There are so many smiles, and Jack Spar- time Society has also organized a Pirate Walk for through and around Coronation Mall, meeting row and his crew are our main attraction. Last this Wednesday (May 28), beginning at 11 a.m. at different people and then go back up and around year, we had nobody playing around on their cell Aggie Hall. some of the downtown area.” phones, and all the parents were involved with “We will start off at LAFF at Aggie Hall and then Fisher expects the Pirate Walk will be at Corotheir children and had fun. I thought that was we will walk up to Davis Road School, where nation Mall around 12:45 p.m.

Softball players serve with Oceanview community Lindsay Chung THE CHRONICLE

Oceanview Community Church ‘s community grew to become international earlier this month when the church hosted a softball team from Georgia, and they worked on a variety of service projects together. From May 14-19, nine members of the Covenant Christian College women’s softball team and their coach, Sara Russell, lived, worked and played in Ladysmith during a week filled with everything from helping seniors with their yard work, canoeing and a softball game. During their week in Ladysmith, the softball players served breakfast at the Our Place homeless shelter in Victoria, hiked up Heart Lake, prepared Treat Day for Ladysmith Primary School students, helped seniors with their yard work, went ice skating in Nanaimo, worked

Covenant Christian College women’s softball player Jordan Brett plays catch with Colton Gonzales,5, before a softball game with Oceanview Community Church. LINDSAY CHUNG with Oceanview volunteers to plant both of the church’s garden boxes, which support the Ladysmith Food Bank, they canoed with Stz’uminus First Nation, participated in an Oceanview church service and played a softball game at Aggie Field with the Oceanview church community. Oceanview Community Church Pastor Darin Phillips recalls that the week before Christmas, Sara Russell

and her family approached him after a morning service. They live in Georgia, and Russell was visiting her parents here in Ladysmith, and Russell explained to Phillips that she has always wanted to take her softball team on a trip to serve a local community and broaden the girls’ horizons, so they partnered to organize a visit to Ladysmith. Russell grew up on Vancouver Island and then went

to university in the States on the gospel but show the a softball scholarship. She gospel through our actions,” has been coaching at Cov- said Chandler Shepherd, enant for six years. who is from Georgia, said of Her family is in Ladysmith, their trip. and when she presented the For Jordan Brett, another idea of coming to Vancou- Georgia native, one of the ver Island to her team, they coolest things they did was started talking about ways serve breakfast to homeless they could show their faith people in Victoria. through service projects. “They were very nice,” she She described the week in said. Ladysmith as surreal. Shepherd really likes kids, “I’ve had my two worlds and her favourite moments collide — my home life and involved interacting with the life I’ve lived the last 12 local children, including a years,” she said. “It’s amaz- practice with the Ladysmith ing to see [the girls] here Angels softball team. serving the people I love “We helped with a nine- to dearly. It’s been overwhelm- 11-year-olds’ practice, and ing. It’s stretched the girls, that was really fun,” she maybe stretching their faith said. “They were really into and stretching their comfort it and having fun. It was rezone –—we’ve done things ally fun to help them out and they haven’t done before.” encourage them to work The Covenant College hard and stick with it.” women’s softball team is Kaitlyn Sirmons, who from Lookout Mountain, is from Florida, was imGeorgia, near Chattanooga, pressed by the people at Tennessee. The players Oceanview and how generrange in age from 18 to 23. ous they were. “It’s really a way for us to “They’re so nice, the way serve other people and a they give of themselves,” way to not necessarily share she said.

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2014 PROPERTY TAXES – DUE WEDNESDAY, JULY 2, 2014 by 4:00 p.m. 2014 Tax Notices are being mailed the end of May. If you do not receive a notice by mid-June please contact City Hall at 250.245.6414 ext. 6206 immediately to avoid a penalty. • Please note City Hall will be closed on Tuesday, July 1st in lieu of the Canada Day Holiday • Penalty: If the Property Taxes are not paid, or the Home Owner Grant application not received by 4:00 p.m., Wednesday, July 2, 2014, a late payment penalty of 10% is added to the current taxes. Homeowner Grant: is subject to a penalty of 10% if not claimed by 4:00 p.m., July 2, 2014. • Complete, sign and return the Home Owner Grant portion of your tax notice to City Hall by July 2, 2014 • Visit www.ladysmith.ca and follow the link to claim online by July 2, 2014 • roll number and personal access code available on the top right of your Tax Notice • be sure to print off a confirmation page • A payment does not need to be made to claim the Home Owner Grant. Mortgage Holders: If your taxes are paid through your mortgage, the Grant (if eligible) still must be claimed by the due date or is subject to the 10% penalty. Payment Options: • Online through your financial institution • At City Hall: Cash, cheque, post-dated cheque and debit card (*Please check your transaction maximum if paying by debit card) payments accepted. Please note we do not accept credit cards. • Dropped in the drop box to the left of the front doors of City Hall (cheques and Home Owner Grants only please) • At your financial institution: with your remittance slip (Home Owner Grant portion) by July 2, 2014. • By mail: cheque or post-dated cheque (post marks are not accepted as date of payment) If you require assistance or have questions please contact the Property Tax Department at 250.245.6414 ext. 6206 or email bkirkland@ladysmith.ca. For more information about Homeowner Grants visit the Province of BC web site at http://www.sbr.gov.bc.ca/ individuals/Property_Taxes/Home_Owner_Grant/hog.htm.

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Country Kitchen burns down Chris Bush the chronicle

Residents of communities between Nanaimo and Ladysmith have one less place where they can go out for a meal. Country Kitchen, located south of Nanaimo in Cassidy at Island Highway and Beck Road, burned to the ground in an early morning Firefighters battle a blaze at the Country Kitchen fire Monday, May 26. restaurant on the Island Highway in Cassidy MonFirefighters, who day, May 26. Teresa McKinley were still at the scene at 8 a.m. knocking fully engulfed in April as the Country down hot spots in the flames upon their ar- Kitchen. On the restaurant’s smouldering remains rival,” RCMP Const. of the structure, said Gary O’Brien stated Facebook page, ownthe alarm was called in the release. “Crews er Kristina Stauffer were able to contain stated they will rein at 2 a.m. No one was known the fire to the res- build. The cause of the fire to be in the building taurant, and no secstructures is currently unknown, at the time of the fire, ondary and there were no were damaged or de- and the Nanaimo RCMP is asking anyinjuries. The cause stroyed.” The building, which one who has inforof the blaze is being investigated, but has has long been oper- mation about this not been determined. ated as a roadside incident to contact According to the restaurant — former- the RCMP at 250Nanaimo RCMP, ly known as the Frog 754-2345 or Crime fire crews from the and Puddle and prior Stoppers at 1-800Cranberry and Cedar to that as the Juni- 222-8477 or www.nafire departments re- per Café — recently naimocrimestoppers. sponded to the fire at underwent extensive com. —with files from renovations before approximately 2 a.m. “The building was reopening in late Lindsay Chung

PROPERTY TAX PREPAYMENT PLAN – PRE-AUTHORIZED DEBIT (PAD) Property owners may prepay their property taxes for the following year by signing up for the Property Tax Prepayment Plan. The amount of the ten (10) payments will be calculated by dividing the previous year’s gross taxes, less the Provincial Homeowner Grant, if claimed, by ten (10). Your account will be debited on the first of the month from August to May. The monthly payment will be recalculated every year. Minimum monthly withdrawals will be $10.00. To sign up all you need to do is fill out the form available on our website: www.ladysmith.ca or at City Hall, 410 Esplanade and return it to us with a void cheque. We will advise you by email that your payment plan is set up.

SPRINKLING RESTRICTIONS – STAGE 1 – EFFECTIVE JUNE 1 Stage One lawn and garden sprinkling restrictions are in effect June 1 until further notice as follows: • Odd numbered premises may sprinkle on Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday. • Even numbered premises may sprinkle on Wednesday, Friday and Sunday. Sprinkling may be carried out for a maximum of two hours per sprinkling day only between 6:00 a.m. and 9:00 a.m. OR 7:00 p.m. and 10:00 p.m. Please set automatic sprinkler systems to coincide with the above times. The following may be done on any day of the week while Stage 1 restrictions are in force: • Washing vehicles and buildings using a hose with a shut off spray nozzle • Hand watering trees, shrubs, flowers or vegetables using a hose with a shut-off spray nozzle

WATERMAIN FLUSHING APRIL 11 TO JUNE 30, 2014 During this flushing period, water users may experience some discolouration of the water supply. Should this occur, running a cold water tap for a short period will help to restore water quality to normal. Any residents dependant on medical equipment using water, please call the Department at 250.245.3995 for flushing dates in your area. May we suggest that residents take this opportunity to clean the screens on faucets and the pressure-reducing valve (where the water enters the house), which should normally be cleaned at least once a year. If you have any questions regarding the flushing program, please contact the Public Works, Utilities Department. We are sorry for any inconvenience and thank you for your cooperation during the flushing process. Public Works, Utilities Department, 250.245.3995

ZONING BYLAW UPDATE PROJECT The project to review and update the Ladysmith Zoning Bylaw is nearing completion. The New Updated Zoning Bylaw will be discussed at upcoming Council meetings; call City Hall at 250.245.6400 or check the website www. ladysmith.ca. The aim of the Zoning Bylaw Update project is to: ✔ Lay out clear, technically sound regulations ✔ Be consistent with the Official Community Plan ✔ Implement ideas and principles from the Ladysmith Sustainability Vision and Community Energy Plan ✔ Support economic development For more information on why an updated Zoning Bylaw is important to our community, please visit the Zoning Bylaw Project website at www.ladysmithzoningbylaw.ca, or click the link at www.ladysmith.ca, or call 250.245.6415

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Get on the Big Bike June 2 The annual Big Bike event is taking place in Ladysmith again this June, as a variety of teams look to raise funds for the Heart and Stroke Foundation. The bike is Canada’s only one that has a whopping 30 seats on it, and various teams will get together and ride the bike along a two-kilometre route beginning at Aggie Hall Monday, June 2. So far, six teams from Ladysmith have registered to take on the bike challenge, and Paul Mycroft is organizing a team from the Ladysmith Downtown Business Association (LDBA) called The Outrageous Crusaders. “The goal is to raise as much funds as we can for the Heart and Stroke Foundation, and each rider has to raise a minimum of $50,” he said. “The heart is the key to everything, so it’s an im-

portant cause.” Mycroft will lead his team into the challenge with at least 15 riders. “I do it because my mom passed away 12 years ago from a heart attack and we think she has high cholesterol that was not checked, so I do it in honour of her really,” he said. “It’s a really great time and a half hour to an hour of fun. You really feel part of the community, and it’s great to raise money for a really good cause.” Mycroft also says the event is excellent for team bonding and improving relationships within different organizations around town. “Our strength at the LDBA is that we are all familiar with and all like each other,” he said. “But we are all business owners and there isn’t a regular opportunity for us all to get together. This is a great exercise and gets us all together doing something that isn’t

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Editor: As all moms who are currently on mat leave, I love taking my little one out for a walk. Not only does it help my baby sleep, but it’s great to get out of the house and enjoy the beautiful island that we live on. Unfortunately, for me to go into town, I need to cross the highway from Chemainus Road at the Davis Road intersection near Coronation Mall. Whenever I cross at this intersection, I am always overly caution because highway vehicles are moving at 90 km/hr, the left turning light is at the same time as the pedestrian light (which is very short), and the pedestrian crossing in the merge lane adjacent to the mall has a blindspot. I am writing to the editor because the other day while crossing, a driver turning left from Davis Road onto the highway almost hit my little one and me. Now, I cross with a neon safety jacket draped over my stroller, but this intersection is unsafe. I don’t think being forced to avoid this intersection as a pedestrian is the reasonable solution because if it’s not me, it’s someone else, especially with the Cowichan Valley Trail (part of the TransCanada Trail) connecting through that intersection. The answer is to have a 15- to 20-second head start for pedestrians where cars on all sides wait. The answer is to put 70 km/hr speed signs on the highway around both sides of this intersection as the other Ladysmith highway crossings do. And the answer is to move the pedestrian crossing in the merge lane on the Coronation Mall side so there are no blind spots. Katie and Moses Heffring Ladysmith

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ast week’s column on the proposal to add a mandatory high school course on the effects of Canada’s aboriginal residential school policy attracted a range of responses — some of which are printable. I referred to comments made by B.C. Teachers’ Federation vice-president Glen Hansman at a 2012 aboriginal education conference, where he insisted that “racism is the norm in public schools — still today” because of a colonial perspective that remains ingrained in our culture. Aboriginal education has been built into social studies curriculum for years. It’s come a long way from my high school days, where Mr. Spillers, my Grade 8 English teacher, assigned us an essay proposing solutions to Canada’s “Indian problem.” That was 1972, and it was the only time the subject came up. My lone aboriginal classmate wasn’t around by then. I never saw him again

Question of the Week Are you planning to go to Kids’ Pirate Day at the LMS Marina? Vote online at www.ladysmithchronicle.com. Results from last week’s question Do you think teachers will sign a new contract by June? Yes 25% No 75% This web poll is informal, not scientific. It reflects opinions of website visitors who voluntarily participate. Results may not represent the opinions of the public as a whole. Black Press is not responsible for the statistical accuracy of opinions expressed here.

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after we graduated from our rural elementary school. How are things now? I received a thoughtful letter from a young woman who graduated from high school in the Okanagan last year. She writes: “The idea that information about residential schools is not presented to students is entirely incorrect. The social studies curriculum that I went through included a large emphasis on First Nations culture and post-European colonization history. “First Nations studies began in elementary school and continued to the last mandatory social studies course in Grade 11. I can say with no hesitation that if anything, I have been informed too often about the residential schools, and the horrendous things that occurred there. “If aboriginal culture courses are poorly attended, I would be inclined to suggest that it is because students are tired of being taught the same limited perspective over and over, and, if of European descent, being made to feel somehow

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ple), and there were times when aboriginal people showed great agency (retaining the masked dance, and continuing to fish salmon, for example). “Knowing that native society was not a Utopia when Europeans arrived does not take away from the importance of learning about the full history of aboriginal people and their relationship with Canadian society. “And of course, as Ernie Crey has reminded me many times, let’s never forget that native rights are not based on race. Rather, they are rights based on prior occupation. And let’s also not forget that it is British and Canadian law that recognizes aboriginal peoples’ inherent rights. “Let’s teach good history to our youth so they can understand the complex relationship between settler society and aboriginal society. Through knowledge comes understanding and through understanding can come reconciliation.” Tom Fletcher is legislative reporter and columnist for Black Press.

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responsible for all possible troubles plaguing First Nations today.” Another reply I’d like to share is from Keith Thor Carlson, editor of the Stó:lo Nation historical atlas I referred to last week. Carlson is now a history professor at the University of Saskatchewan, specializing in the Salish people of B.C. and the Métis of Northern Saskatchewan. He writes: “We do need to teach the history of the First Peoples of this country in our schools, and we do need to keep vigilant about the racism that continues to haunt the hallways and classrooms where our children learn. Of course aboriginal history should never be reduced to victim history, and with the Stó:lo atlas we sought to show the complexity of aboriginal history, and we sought to show that not only are there aboriginal people in Canada’s history, but that Canada is in aboriginal peoples’ histories. “There were times in the past when aboriginal people were victimized (residential schools being a tragic exam-

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New art tour starts June 1 Ross Armour

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Ladysmith’s first annual self-guided garden tour of art is taking place this summer, and there’s a big enough time frame to suit everybody. The Artist’s Garden Studio and Garden Tour will take place from Sunday, June 1 all the way through to Sunday, Sept. 14, with a variety of artists set to stage their own artwork from the comfort of their back yards. The tour has been instigated by the Ladysmith Arts Council, and newly-promoted board of directors member Peggy Grig- Potter Mary Fox is one of the artists featured in the new self-guided or has been the inspiration be- tour, The Artist’s Garden Studio and Garden Tour, which runs from hind it. June 1 to Sept. 14. FILE PHOTO “I used to have a pottery store in Chemainus and moved my The length of the tour has Brochures for the tour will studio home to Saltair,” said been chosen deliberately so be scattered across the comGrigor. “My garden was sadly that everyone in the commu- munity. getting neglected so I contact- nity has the chance to get in- “There’s brochures at the Waed Kathy Holmes (president of volved and view the artwork, terfront Gallery, every Chamthe Ladysmith Arts Council) as well as the change in some ber of Commerce from Dunand said I’d love to share all of the gardens over the sum- can up, local businesses will of these fun things in my gar- mer months. have them and restaurants as den. Most people love the land- “It’s modeled off the Salt well. There’s also a link to the scape here as well, and this is Spring Island studio tour,” said brochure on our Facebook all about getting the local art Grigor. “It can be challenging page,” said Grigor. economy going again. for some people to get there Some of the featured artists “We have glass artists, metal if a tour is just one week or include Mary Fox, William Subscribe to artists, potters and painters. a weekend, and not everyone Molnar, Lynda Westrom, GregEach have their own gardens is available all the time in ory Ball, Sally Mann and Grigor. 250-245-2277 and studios in their homes. the summer either. Gardens More information can be The artists from all over evolve through the summer as found at www.potterybypeggy. $ comeIncludes online access Ladysmith, Cedar and Saltair.” well.” com.

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Talk of bridge to the Mainland put on hold as WWI starts — Chronicles From The Past

May 1914 ley. The “mid route” a number of local res- greet the royal couple up the town. Add winVictoria City asked favoured by all Island idents were related in person. dow boxes and flowLadysmith council communities would to passengers on the Although many par- ers. Plant trees on to support a resolu- run through Bute In- Empress of Ireland, ents and other resi- First Avenue. Plant tion being sent to Ot- let across from Sey- including relatives of dents took the oppor- flowers everywhere tawa requesting that mour Narrows, north the Hogan, Griffith, tunity to go to Victoria and turn Ladysmith a bridge between the of Campbell River Whitelaw, Cooper and as well, the students into a “City of Roses.” Lower Mainland and on Vancouver Island. Dixon families. were supervised by Haul in sand to make Vancouver Island This route required One survivor was their teachers. Par- beaches on the waterover Seymour Nar- extensive tunnels and a former resident ents were not allowed front and clean up the rows be built as soon bridges, including a of Ladysmith: Dr. F. to take charge of their shore area. Create a as possible. long span across Sey- Grant, who had once children until after balance between recA direct rail link to mour Narrows itself. shared a practice in the ceremonies were reational and indusVancouver Island had From there, the rail- Ladysmith with Dr. completed at Beacon trial land use. been promised by the way would run south A.C. Frost. Dr. Grant Hill Park. The coach- “Your town,” he arfederal government to Victoria, largely was acclaimed as a es left Victoria for the gued, “can compete as one of the terms of along the route of to- hero in the sinking of trip home at 6 p.m. favourably with many B.C. joining Confed- day’s Esquimalt and the Empress after he May 1969 larger communities eration in 1871. The Nanaimo railway. managed to revive a The Ladysmith Rate- because of your low City of New WestThe issue was put number of passengers payers Association overhead. You need minster, for obvious on hold with the be- who would have oth- invited Mr. Frank Ney to make your town economic reasons, ginning of the First erwise succumbed to as a guest speaker at unique and then sell it had lobbied aggres- World War in August. exposure. (For more its Annual General to the world.” sively for a southern May 29, 2014 marks information see the Meeting in 1969. As many readers railway route which the 100th anniver- Ladysmith Chronicle At the time, Mr. are aware, Frank Ney would pass through sary of the sinking online.) Ney was operat- “practised what he the Fraser River val- of the CPR liner the May 1939 ing Nanaimo Realty. preached.” He was Empress of Ireland Our small commu- Ney’s speech was pro- Mayor of Nanaimo for in the St. Lawrence nity was all-abuzz in vocatively entitled 21 years, beginning in River after a collision May of 1939 with the “Why Ladysmith has 1962. with the Norwegian opening of a World’s not kept pace with Ney could often be collier SS Storstad. Fair in New York City Nanaimo.” (Nanaimo found in a sea-going District considers reduction Of the 1,477 persons at the beginning of and Ladysmith at one bathtub dressed as of number of trustees on board the ship, the month, and the ar- time were the same a pirate, or riding 1,012 (840 passen- rival of King George size.) downtown in a wheelgers, 172 crew) died. VI and Queen ElizaAccording to Ney, chair to demonstrate The Board of Education of School District No. 68 (Nanaimo-Ladysmith) is Only four children beth in Victoria on success depends on the lack of rounded asking the public for input on a proposal to reduce the number of trustees from of the 138 children May 29. the “mood of the peo- curbs in the Hub City. nine to seven. aboard the ship were Mayor Walkem de- ple.” Ney passed away in Trustees feel it is timely because the Board has moved away from a management rescued. The number clared May 30 to be “There is the po- Nanaimo in 1992. model to a governance model and therefore the workload for trustees has been of those who were a civic holiday in tential to double the reduced. killed is considered Ladysmith, and at size of pulp and paCompiled by the largest Canadian 8:45 in the morning of per production in the Ed Nicholson, Comments maritime accident in that day, 287 children area. Ladysmith resiLadysmith Written comments can be sent to the Board of Education, 395 Wakesiah Avenue, peacetime. from the town left dents and merchants Historical Nanaimo B.C. V9R 3K6, by fax 250 741-5309 or email ckelt@sd68.bc.ca. A It was reported that for Victoria by bus to should try to spruce Society presentation can be made to the Board’s Business Committee Wednesday, June

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The Ladysmith Historical Society hosted a launch for the new book Memories of the Gap April 26 at Salamander Books. The book features stories and photos of Chemainus and Ladysmith families who camped at Coon Bay. Behind the table are Alyxandra McClure, who did layout and design (left), and publisher Isabelle Ouelette. Photo Courtesy of Ian Hardy

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Friday, May 2 • On May 2, May 10 and May 23, the SharKare store and the 49th Parallel Garden Centre located along First Avenue were targeted by thieve(s) who stole numerous hanging baskets and other potted plants and shrubs of many varieties. The total value of these thefts is in the multiple thousands of dollars and without a doubt is hurting their ability to remain in business. On Sunday, May 25 at approximately 2:50 am., a female was found in possession of property that belongs to the 49th Parallel store, and she was later released with a Promise To Appear. A criminal charge of possession of stolen property is being recommended. The Ladysmith RCMP is taking this matter very seriously and seeking public assistance in the resolution of this problem. Sunday, May 18 • On May 18, a green compact vehicle, which was left parked at a campsite near Timberlands Road, was vandalized, with its tires slashed and expensive stereo equipment stolen. This incident happened during the May long weekend, with plenty of campers in the area. Tuesday, May 20 • On May 20 at 11:35 a.m. at Coronation

Mall, police were called to a disturbance where a female was suspected of shoplifting from the Rexall drug store and then threatening a male with a needle outside. The female was seen leaving the area in a white van heading south on the highway towards Duncan. Upon police arrival, the male victim had not stayed and had left the scene. A witness was able to collect the licence plate number of the vehicle involved, and police were able to locate the female suspect and question her. Police are now interested in talking to the unidentified male involved about this incident for potential criminal charges being pursued. Wednesday, May 21 • During the early morning hours of May 21, the Home Hardware store on Ludlow Road was a target of someone who stole 11 25-pound propane tanks from a locked storage cabinet that had its lock cut. The propane tanks have the Exchange Guy’s logo on the surface. *** As we all know, the Town of Ladysmith is located alongside the Island Highway, which naturally creates an ease of access from several entrances along the way. It is also a smaller community situated between two larger centers. A number of these matters reported in this report are suspected by the Ladysmith RCMP to have been committed by persons not connected to this community. Should you be out

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The 17th annual Ladysmith Rotary Garden Tour, Show and Sale Sunday, May 25 featured nine area gardens

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Clockwise from top left, a hummingbird feeds in Jill and Bill Molnar’s garden on Parkhill Terrace in Ladysmith; guests tour the koi pond in Harold and Debbie Rutti’s Olsen Road garden in Saltair; Harold and Debbie Rutti welcome guests to their yard; one of the many cute statues in Marja Bond’s Seaview Drive yard in Saltair adds whimsy to the garden; and a bee finds a flower in the Molnars’ yard. Lindsay Chung

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Humphreys earns national standard times Lindsay Chung THE CHRONICLE

As they get ready for the championship season, which starts in June, the Ladysmith-Chemainus Orcas continue to set the bar high in the swimming pool. At the Long Course Medley Challenge May 9-11 in Saanich, nine swimmers represented the LadysmithChemainus Orcas Swim Club in this timed-finals event, and many came away with personal best times and top three finishes. Tw e l v e - y e a r- o l d Aileen Humphreys earned two more age group national standard times at the meet in the 200m breaststroke and the 100m breaststroke, so she has now qualified in three events after earning the national time standard in the 50m breaststroke in late April. Her 2:55.47 in the 200m breaststroke was a personal best by 6.86 seconds and is the secondbest time in Canada for her age group. At the meet, Hum-

phreys finished third in the 200m breaststroke, competing in the female senior category, and she finished third in the 100m breaststroke, competing in the 15 and under category. “It was exciting, kind of scary, very thrilling,” Humphreys said of earning the national time standard, adding that it makes her think that she’s a better swimmer. Humphreys says she feels “very happy” heading into the championship season and that earning the national time standard is a confidence Aileen Humphreys of the Ladysmith-Chemainus Orboost. She attributes cas Swim Club earned two national standard times her success this for her age group at the Long Course Medley Chalseason to making a lenge in Saanich. LINDSAY CHUNG change in her technique and to practis- dard for the 100m place finish in the freestyle with a time 50m breaststroke and ing a bit more. Shane Valic, who is of 1:19.84, a time that was third in the 50m 13, earned a club re- is a personal best by butterfly. Tw e l v e - y e a r- o l d cord in the 50m but- 3.02 seconds. In Saanich, 12-year- Noah Herle took 1.68 terfly with his time of 34.52, which earned old Faith Knelson seconds off his time him a fourth-place won the 200m individ- in the 50m butterfinish. Valic took ual medley, 50m but- fly, while 15-year-old third place in the 50m terfly, 50m freestyle, Morgan Humphreys breaststroke with a 50m backstroke and finished third in the 50m breaststroke and 400m freestyle after time of 43.59. Swimming against finished second in the taking 7.75 seconds off his time. older girls, 10-year- 400m freestyle. Chantal Greenhalgh, Cecilia Johnson, old Brielle Woodruff made the AA stan- 11, earned a second- who is 15, finished

sixth in the 800m freestyle, while 14-yearold Pamela Little improved her times in the 50m freestyle and the 100m breaststroke. On May 4, four swimmers from LadysmithChemainus competed in the May The Fourth Be With You meet at the Ravensong Aquatic Centre, and all four finished first or second in their events. “It was totally awesome,” said coach Aisha Alsop. “It’s a beautiful pool and a fun, fun meet with lots of little ones. Our kids were probably the oldest.” When the meet began, all the timers followed Darth Vader out to the pool, and there was a lady wearing Princess Leia ears. “It was a hoot, lots of fun, and they had a barbecue after,” said Alsop. At the meet, sevenyear-old Aiden Jeffries finished first in the 25m breaststroke and the 25m butterfly and second in the 50m backstroke and the 50m freestyle. Cole Porter, who is eight, won all four

D-Backs win David Forrest Tournament Staff Writer THE CHRONICLE

Ladysmith teams swept the annual David Forrest Memorial Tournament May 17-18 at the High Street ball diamond. The Ladysmith Diamond Backs finished first, defeating the Ladysmith A’s in the gold medal game. Two younger players were brought up from the Major Tadpole Blue Jays to help the Diamond Backs complete their roster, and

Katie Freer reports “it turned out wonderful having the younger kids playing their hearts out too.” The Ladysmith Mariners won the bronze medal after beating Saltspring. Saltspring was named Most Sportsmanlike Team by Denny Forrest. In the semi-finals, the Diamond Backs beat Saltspring to advance to the gold medal game, while the A’s defeated the Mariners to earn a trip to the championship game.

The Ladysmith Diamond Backs won the David Forrest Memorial Tournament May 17-18 in Ladysmith after beating the Ladysmith A’s in the championship game. In top right photo, the team — with two players called up from the Major Tadpole Blue Jay — poses with its medals. In bottom photos, a Ladysmith Mariners batter and a Ladysmith A’s pitcher in action during the weekend. TOP PHOTO COURTESY OF

KATIE FREER, BOTTOM PHOTOS BY LINDSAY CHUNG

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PERSONAL SERVICES

HOME/BUSINESS SERVICES

MERCHANDISE FOR SALE

REAL ESTATE

RENTALS

TRANSPORTATION

TRANSPORTATION

LEGAL SERVICES

ROOFING & SKYLIGHTS

FURNITURE

HOUSES FOR SALE

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MISCELLANEOUS FOR SALE HOT TUB (SPA) COVERS. Best price. Best quality. All shapes & colours available. 1-866-652-6837 www.thecoverguy.com/ newspaper?

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PLUMBING

PLUMBING A SERVICE PLUMBER. Licence, Insured. Drains, HWT, A SERVICE PLUMBER. LiReno’s, Insured. Repairs.Drains, Senior HWT, Discence, Reno’s, Repairs. Senior Discounts. After After Hour Hour Service. Service. counts. Call Coval Plumbing, 250Call Coval Plumbing, 250709-5103. 709-5103.

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English Springer Spaniels CKC Reg. Puppies Champ lines, tails docked, PETS1st shots, vet checked, guaranteed. Home raised, well socialized. Ready May 30. $1,200. peterandskye@gmail.com (250) 392-1440 Williams Lake English Springer Spaniels CKC Reg. Puppies Champ lines, tails docked, vet checked, 1st shots, guaranteed. Home raised, well socialized. Ready May 30. $1,200. peterandskye@gmail.com (250) 392-1440 Williams Lake

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

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KILL ROACHES! Buy Harris Roach Tablets. Eliminate bugs- guaranteed. No mess, odorless, long lasting. Available at Ace Hardware & The Home Depot. FOR SALE MISCELLANEOUS

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KILL BED bugs & their eggs! Buy Harris Bed Bug Killer Complete Treatment Program or Kit. Available: Hardware Stores, Buy Online: homedepot.com

Raleigh bike $150. Stainless tool box $250. Upright Grand vintage piano $395. Call (250)245-0295.

KILL ROACHES! Buy Harris Roach Tablets. Eliminate bugs- guaranteed. No mess, odorless, long lasting. Available at Ace Hardware & The Home Depot.

SAWMILLS FROMEnds only Newsprint Roll For Sale $4,397 - Make money & save Ladysmith Press money with your own bandmill 940 Oyster Bay Drive - Cut lumber any- Fri. dimension. Open Mon. 9 - 5 In stock ready to ship. Free info Raleigh bike $150. Stainless & DVD: www.NorwoodSaw tool box $250. Upright Grand vintage piano $395. Call mills.com/400OT 1-800-566(250)245-0295. 6899 Ext:400OT. SAWMILLS FROM only

MAPLE BAY: Stunning 5 BR Tuscan-style villa, rich in artistic design & detail. Overlooking Maple Bay & Salt Spring Island. Private, park-like setting. Fabulous terracing and Mediterranean gardens. www. thearthouseatmaplebay.com

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

RENTALS APARTMENT/CONDO

MAPLE BAY: Stunning 5 BR Tuscan-style villa, rich in artistic design & detail. Overlooking Maple Bay & Salt Spring Island. Private, park-like setting. Fabulous terracing and Mediterranean gardens. www. thearthouseatmaplebay.com

Ladysmith: 2 bdrm apt, heat incl., n/p, ref’s required. The Villa 250-245-3583. MOBILE HOMES & PARKS 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 RENTALS + hydro. 250-758-5816.

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

APARTMENT/CONDO LADYSMITH: NEWLY reno’d 2 bdrm, bright, clean, nice patio, inclds W/D hookup, $695. May 1. 250-245-5251. LADYSMITH: BAY Ridge Ladysmith: 2 bdrm apt, heat incl., n/p, ref’s required. The Villa 250-245-3583.

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 very close to downtown. Quiet, 1180 s.f. 2 baths, d/w, nice electric f/p, w/d, fenced, 2 dogs or cats alLADYSMITH: NEWLY reno’d 2 bdrm, bright, clean, nice lowed, town utilities included, patio, inclds W/D hookup, $850/mo. June 16. Call $695. May avail. 1. 250-245-5251. Catrina 250-245-5318 LADYSMITH very close to

FIREARMS. ALL types wanted, estates, collections, single MISCELLANEOUS items, military. We WANTED handle all paperwork and FIREARMS. ALLtransportation. types wanted, estates, collections, Licensed Dealer. Pleasesingle call items, military. We handle all paperwork and or transportation. 1.866.960.0045 visit us onLicensed Dealer. Please call line: www.dollars4guns.com. 1.866.960.0045 or visit us on-

Meicor Properties Chemainus: Lockwood Villa. Well kept bldg, 1 bdrm $625 incl heat & hotProperties water, available Meicor Chemainus: now. N/S, 1 Lockwood small pet Villa. welWell kept bldg, 1 bdrm $625 come. 250-246-1033. incl heat & hot water, available now. N/S, 1 small pet welwww.meicorproperties.com come. 250-246-1033.

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Meicor Properties Ladysmith: 1 bdrm $700/mo. Available now. Includes heat & hot water, small pets OK. 250-924-6966. COMMERCIAL/INDUSTRIAL www.meicorproperties.com

Meicor Properties Ladysmith: 1 bdrm $700/mo. Available now. Includes heat & hot water, small pets OK. 250-924-6966. www.meicorproperties.com

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

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FURNITURE

QUEEN MATTRESS Brand New Pillowtop $200. 250-713-9680

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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Buy Harris Bed Bug Killer MERCHANDISE FOR SALE Complete Treatment Program or Kit. Available: Hardware FURNITURE Stores, Buy Online: homedepROXTON, CANADIAN made ot.com

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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. COTTAGES

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.

COOMBS AUTO Mall- (Albernie Hwy) 1248sq ft, commercial/retail. $850+ utils & gst. Bob, 250-248-1072 or 250752-3090.

Both FOR sides ofBYlegal duplex. SALE OWNER 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,ColdBEAUTIFULLY MAINTAINED 1 bdrm park model home in well Banker Slegg Realty. Chemainus Gardens. One of

QUALICUM FURNISHED 1 bdrm - w/pull out sofa in living room on oceanfront. Avail June 1 - Aug 31. $1000/wk (6 nights). Call 250-752-5063

FOR SALE BY OWNER

COLLEGE HEIGHTS: Ocean and city view. has 2 suites; one 4 B/R and one 2 B/R. Suits 2 families, Also 3 B/r house in Ladysmith with 1 B/R suite. 250-753-0160.

the best lots in the Park. Pets ok. $89,600. (250)416-5278.

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2004 Volkswagen TouaregBeige, V8, All-wheel drive Volkswagen Touareg, leather interior, auto transmission, VW trailer package STORM. for towing, ‘97 SOUTHWIND 34 ft Class A Gas GM sensors, 65,000 newer brakes & tire miles, big slide A/C’s. Levelextremely well maintained ers, generator set, queen bed walk Tooamazing much to safe list. clean around. vehicle, Come & look. PRICE REride in all conditions, heated DUCED! 778-455-4589 seats, censored wipers, air, SPORT sound UTILITY system, VEHICLESplus amazing many more extras. Locally purchased and serviced. Reduced to $11,500. Call John 250-816-7368. 2004 Volkswagen TouaregBeige, V8, All-wheel drive Volkswagen Touareg, leather interior, auto transmission, VW trailer package for towing, newer brakes & tire sensors, extremely well maintained clean vehicle, amazing safe ride in all conditions, heated seats, censored wipers, air, amazing sound system, plus many more extras. Locally purchased and serviced. Reduced to $11,500. Call John 250-816-7368.

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BOATS 25’ CATALINA Quality Fixed keel sailboat. $10,200. Also, available 2 small out board, $380 each. Call (250)7435827.

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8’10� PIONEER Truck/ Camper. Propane stove & oven, Hydraulic jacks. $3100. Please call (250)743-5827.

8’10� PIONEER Truck/ Camper. Propane stove & oven, Hydraulic jacks. $3100. Please call (250)743-5827.

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2858 BAYLINER Ciera, boathouse kept, all bells/whistles, low hours, quality boat, possible smaller trade, reduced to $40,000. 250-745-3700.

2858 BAYLINER Ciera, boathouse kept, all bells/whistles, low hours, quality boat, possible smaller trade, reduced to $40,000. 250-745-3700.

LadysmithCameraClub.com PLEASE SUPPORT LSS GRAD CLASS OF 2014 - The LSS grad class of 2014 has an account set up at Junction Bottle Depot. Please drop off your bottles and request the funds be deposited into the LSS Grad 2014 account or call a grad and they will be happy to come pick them up.

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LADYSMITH CAMERA CLUB - interactive stilllife workshop with Sean Sherstone, awarding-winning ALZHEIMER/DEMENTIA Visit our Website Ladysmith photographer. SUPPORT GROUP Photography equipment will Meets 2nd & 4th be provided, but attendees Tuesdays. Call Jane can bring their own objects Hope, Alzheimer Society to shoot! Tues, May 27, 7 of BC at 250-734-4170. pm, in Hardwick Hall, High St at 3rd Ave in Ladysmith. NORTH OYSTER Everyone welcome. NonHISTORICAL SOCIETY members $5 drop-in fee. Engraved bricks fundraisLCC invites new members, er. Info call Bob Handel novice to pro. www. at 250-245-0919.

Up Don’t resort to this‌ Comingwww.localwork.ca HOMES FOR RENT 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.

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Restoring a rare Mustang to magnificence Everybody remembers their first car but very few people hold onto that set of wheels long into adult life. Tsawwassen resident Laura Ballance still has her 1967 Ford Mustang T5 but it has not turned a tire in years and has fallen into a state of disrepair. The public relations executive’s passion for automobiles began at an early age, growing up in a household with a father who was very interested in cars four, she and particularly the Ford marque. By age fou and, as she already knew what a Ford Mustang was and approached 16, she wanted to own and drive driv one. mid-80s father “In the mid-80 0s my fa and I started starteed looking look for Mustangg to re restore a Mustan togetherr and in 1986 I found a ‘67 Mustang M in the local loocal paper,” pa says Laura, Lauura, the th president off the Laura L Ballancee Media Med Group. “The next neext day, day we went too Surrey Surre to look at the ‘67 ‘67 notchback no that thaat was for sale for $600. $6 My dad negotiatn ed it for $450

get her wish to parade the beauty at and we began working nights and weekends restoring it. My dad was not upcoming Mustang 50th anniversary a body man or mechanic and was selfcelebrations. trained but was handy, so we figured it The car will have its grand unveiling out as we went along. at the Vancouver Collector Car Show “I spent many hours passing tools to and Auction at the Pacific National my dad as he worked on the car. It is Exhibition grounds in June. some of the best hours of my life, true Over the next few weeks, we will quality time with my dad. I officialreveal that this is not just any Mustang ly received the car as a graduation By age four, Laura (one of only 453 built in 1967) and present.” Ballance already walk you through its restoration proLaura drove the car throughout grade cess. One that is a daunting experience 11 and 12 and during her early years as knew what a Ford a journalist. Mustang was and, as for many seasoned car collectors let “Eventually I purchased a new car alone a proud mother with a passion she approached 16, and my Mustang went into storage as for her old car. The world of automoshe wanted to own old cars often do. I got married, had tive restoration is fraught with probchildren and a 1967 Mustang wasn’t and drive one. lems; the one that comes to mind is conducive to car seats and strollers. the final invoice. An old rule of thumb by Nigel Matthews “The 50th anniversary of the Mustang for the realists has been to get an coincides with my oldest daughter estimate and then double or triple it! receiving her driving license in 2014, so for the past We will see how this exciting project plays out five years I’ve been looking for someone or a compabetween now and mid-June. ny to restore my Mustang.” One of her clients, Jason Heard, of the Vancouver Nigel Matthews is the director of sales and Classic Car Show and Sale, recommended 360 marketing for Hagerty Insurance Canada. Fabrication in Abbotsford. The boys at 360 are now working their magic on this rare car and Laura will nmatthews@hagerty.com

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