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program had a big impact on Booi’s life. “When I was 14, I kept Laura Booi has been on getting in trouble speaking out about de- doing stupid teenager mentia care and advo- things, so I kept on getcating for older adults ting arrested and I was finally put in a restorfor many years. And lately, the ative justice program,” Ladysmith Secondary she said. “I had to do School graduate is get- a bunch of community ting the opportunity to hours, and so they put share her message on a me in different longterm care facilities. It bigger stage. The 27-year-old is just sparked somecurrently doing re- thing where I became search on dementia as obsessed with older a PhD candidate in the adults, long-term care, Department of Geron- dementia and issues tology at Simon Fraser like that.” Booi’s family is inUniversity (SFU). This year, she was ap- volved in care as well, pointed the Canadian as her father is a care Youth Representative aide at the Nanaimo in Dementia and has Regional Hospital, and had the opportunity to her sister is a regisattend the G7’s Global tered nurse. After graduating from Action Against DeSecondmentia Events, as well Ladysmith as the satellite Youth ary School, Booi went Leaders in Dementia to Vancouver Island Events. She also has University in Nanaimo, the opportunity to rep- where she earned her resent all of the Young Bachelor of Arts with There is an abundance Leaders in Dementia at Distinction as a psyof warm coats, boots, the World Health Or- chology major with a hats and mittens ganization in Geneva focus on older adults available for free for at the First Ministerial with dementia. She did anyone who needs them. Conference on Global a Masters of Arts in People have been very Action Against Demen- Health Psychology at generous in donating the University of Brittia in March. coats of all sizes, shapes There are many ish Columbia, and she and styles for the Coats things that have led is currently in the secfor Folks program, and ond year of her PhD Booi down this path. anyone who needs a When she was grow- studies at SFU. coat or knows someone Throughout her acaing up, Booi’s mother who needs one is was a care aide in a demic career, Booi has welcome to drop by long-term care facil- earned a number of 432 First Ave. (the old ity, so Booi spent time awards and scholarGrant Jewellers and there. She was also ships for her work, and Impeccable Jewellers) “hugely” influenced by this spring, she won a Monday to Friday from her grandfather, and $100,000 Technology 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. she lived with him for Evaluation in the El“We have had the most derly fellowship for the a while. incredible response “It was really, really next two years to confrom people,” said eye-opening living with tinue her PhD research Nita Grant. “People are an 80-something-year- looking at older adults so, so generous, and I old as a 20-something- with dementia and how thank the community so year-old, so I just saw to make life better for much.” how society treated them in long-term care. Grant also noted Booi has been a dehim much differently that there are women than I was treated,” mentia advocate since who knit items for this she was 20. She started she said. program all year long. A restorative justice blogging about demenSearching Facebook, we’ve been able to find out where some of the best Christmas lights displays are. So if you’re out for a drive, be sure to include these areas on your route: • By Davis Road • Holland Creek Place • Ryan Place • Davidson Road • Pictou Road in The Diamond • Fourth Avenue Extension across from Hartley Road • Bel Aire above Fourth Avenue Extension • Chemainus Road just after Green Hill Drive • Chemainus Road just before Olsen Road There are probably many more great houses we don’t even know about, so have fun exploring!
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Laura Booi has the opportunity to represent young leaders in dementia at the World Health Organization in Geneva in March. LINDSAY CHUNG tia when she was 23 or 24, she served five years on the board of the BC Psychogeriatric Association, and she volunteers at the Alzheimer Society of B.C. It’s this work that led to Booi being chosen to represent B.C. youth at a Canadian Young Leaders in Dementia Event in Ottawa in September. “David Cameron, the prime minister of the U.K., sounded the alarm for dementia,” she said. “He said the U.K. is going to spearhead the dementia movement for all the G7. So they have these dementia summits; the first one was in London last year. The second one was in Ottawa in September. I attended the Young Leaders Event, and based on my performance at that event, I was selected to attend the Global Event in Ottawa.” Booi says the World
Dementia Council is trying to find a cure for dementia by 2025. She doesn’t think this will happen because there are so many different types of dementia, and she also thinks a cure won’t be found if nothing changes when it comes to research and the way the search for a cure is approached. “They have the same established people at the table at the World Dementia Council table talking about the same remedies,” she said. “For the last 20 years, we have done almost nothing for dementia research. And this is what they said at this Dementia Event — those are not my words; these are the experts speaking.” At the Global Event in Ottawa, Booi stood up and asked what they are going to do to bring new, young, innovative minds to the table to talk about different so-
lutions for dementia. “Because right now, we have the same people talking about the same solutions,” she said. “Let’s get new, young people; let’s get women. We know that 65 per cent of people who get dementia are women. Two-thirds of all caregivers are women. Where are the women represented? Where are the people with dementia represented? Where are the young people represented? This affects everyone, and it’s only one homogeneous portion of the population talking.” Based on that event, Booi was then chosen to represent Canadian youth in Tokyo at the Japanese event, and she helped facilitate a workshop with Japanese young leaders, where they talked about new, innovative ideas and solutions. In February, she will travel to Washington, D.C., for a U.S. Young Leaders in Dementia program and also the third G7 event. Booi is now working with the executive director of Alzheimer Disease International to create a Global Youth Ambassador in Dementia program to bring together young people who are passionate about dementia to look at helping find solutions. When she graduates from SFU, Booi says she will be either the first or the second person to graduate with a PhD in Gerontology in Western Canada. “There are not enough people in this field,” she said. “That’s what keeps me going. There has to be more people
who care about this.” Booi says it’s an honour to be considered a young leader in dementia, and she feels like with this recognition, she has more weight to throw around and can get more done. “The amount of work I have to do in this area is insane,” she said. “The general knowledge about dementia and Alzheimer’s disease worries me so much, it really concerns me. The way we’re dealing with it as well. The elder abuse that happens for people with dementia is heartbreaking. How we treat and how we warehouse our older population should shame us into all doing something different.” Booi has two years left at SFU, and when she’s finished, she wants to continue to be a loud voice for dementia care. “I think because I’m young and I have so much energy and I can’t sit down, I think I should continue getting my PhD and then continue being a dementia evangelist, going around and speaking to people about dementia, educating people, increasing awareness — because that’s half the battle, education and awareness,” she said. “A quarter of the people who have a dementia diagnosis don’t tell anybody they have a dementia diagnosis because of the stigma. The whole thing is so negative, but I’m pretty hyper and I’m pretty happy. If I can make this message easier to swallow and still get people educated about it, it will be a life well lived.”
Grade 7s will be at Ladysmith Intermediate in September Lindsay Chung
kids who came from Cedar, and elementary school kids should be doing the elementary school things — kicking a soccer ball, playThere will be Grade 7s again at Ladysmith ing around, having fun. There was no real outside space for them at the high school.” Intermediate School in the fall. Rae says the board felt moving the Grade On Dec. 17, the School District 68 board approved a recommendation from Trust- 7 students back to the intermediate school ee Stephanie Higginson that Grade 7 was very important to the community. Ladysmith students attend Ladysmith Inter- “We had heard from dozens of parents that mediate School, effective September 2015. this wasn’t working for them, and also, we Grade 7 students have been at Ladysmith just felt educationally that it wasn’t best for them and it just wasn’t the right place,” Secondary School since September. “Grade 7s are still young kids, and they he said. “That’s something we all felt exshould be in an elementary school environ- tremely strongly about, every single one of ment; we didn’t feel they were getting that,” us, and we decided it was the right thing said school board chair Steve Rae. “The to do. There was talk about delaying it, high school was overcrowded with all the but we just felt it was the right thing to do THE CHRONICLE
right then. Parents were very concerned in Ladysmith about their young people going to a high school when they weren’t ready. And luckily we had a school right down the street that had empty classrooms, so it worked out good.” During the meeting, trustees also voted to enact a 30-day hold on the construction and awarding of contracts at Cedar Elementary to review the long-term impacts of the work on the district. The board has permitted CUPE work that must be completed whether the board decides if the school is best suited as a K-7 or 8-12 facility. Deputy Superintendent John Blain made a presentation to the board about the impacts of a 30-day hold on the Cedar conver-
sion from a secondary to an elementary school. He shared that $2,361,000 has been allocated to the project, and as of Dec. 10, approximately 100 per cent of the local capital has been spent and approximately 55 per cent of the 2014-15 Annual Facility Grant (AFG) capital has been expended. “When we took office, we said we are going to be thorough and thoughtful with every decision that we make, so all this is a stop to review the plan,” said Rae. “Money is very difficult to come by in this district, so before we commit several million dollars to a project, we want to make sure it’s the right thing to do. We have no preconceived ideas of what’s going to happen going forward.”
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Grant opportunity could move filtration forward Lindsay Chung
portunity between the Province of BC and the federal government, and the program provides partial funding for projects that meet specific criteria. The program provides partial funding, where the provincial and federal governments each provide one-third of the project funding and the recipient is responsible for the remainder. The water filtration plant project was put into the Town’s 20142018 Financial Plan and approved at a total cost of $10 million, with borrowing being the major funding source. This came as a result of a 2013 Water Quality Study, which suggested that water filtration was the next step in the requirement to abide by the provincial government’s drinking water regulations. In a report to coun-
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cil, financial services director Erin Anderson says the Town will need to borrow funds to complete the water filtration plant, and borrowing costs would be funded using a combination of water utility rates charges and parcel taxes. “If the Town is successful in its application for grant funding as recommended, the amount to be borrowed for this initiative could be reduced to approximately $3 million,” she wrote. John Manson, the director of infrastructure services, says $10 million is not necessarily the actual cost of the water filtration plant project, but it’s easier to update project costs to a lower number than a higher number. “We don’t have an accurate cost at this point because we’re still evaluating the technologies,” he told council. “We’re technically shooting high in the grant application. We expect as we get through the pilot testing and zero in on the particular technology that we’re using, we’ll be able to come back with a report that would provide updated project costs. Initially, we don’t expect the cost to be over $10 million, and we hope to see it less than that.” Through the Town’s permit with the Island Health, the Town must make a decision on the secondary water treatment type by March, explained Manson. This grant application must be completed by Feb. 18, and Manson says the Town could start design in the spring. Island Health expects this filtration system to be up and running by the end of January 2018, according to Manson.
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CVRD receives funds for physical literacy Lindsay Chung the chronicle
Recreation providers throughout the Cowichan Valley will have more tools to help more children get — and stay — active after receiving a $25,000 RBC grant. With this grant, which was received Dec. 3, the Cowichan Valley Regional District (CVRD) will be better able to promote physical literacy, the first stage of the Canadian Sport for Life national model to encourage lifelong activity. Physical literacy encourages children aged two to 12 to become competent and confident in a wide range of fundamental movement skills, including running, jumping, throwing, agility, balance, coordination and speed. This initiative is designed to address that children nationally are meeting five per cent of physical activity guidelines and are spending more than seven hours per day in front of digital screens in one form or another, according to a press release from the CVRD. “Our vision is that the Cowichan communities will be the most livable and healthy in Canada,” then-CVRD board chair Rob Hutchins stated in the release. “Grant opportunities like this one from RBC help us deliver services to make that happen.” RBC Royal Bank has become a national sponsor of the initiative and is providing
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From left, North Cowichan Mayor Jon Lefebure, RBC Royal Bank Duncan branch managerCorrine Thompson, CVRD board chair Rob Hutchins, Island Savings Centre programmer Jennifer Carmichael and Island Savings Centre program and events co-ordinator Jamie Rigby celebrate the CVRD receiving a $25,000 RBC grant to promote physical literacy across the region. Photo Submitted various grant opportu- planning for commu- the region, and we nities. Recreation staff nity engagement and really value the effrom Ladysmith Parks for an education piece forts and the involveand Recreation, North around what physical ment of the staff at Ladysmith Parks and Cowichan Parks and literacy is. “The grant is for the Recreation for their Recreation, South Cowichan Recreation, next 12 months, so leadership role in this,” Cowichan Lake Rec- we’ll be identifying he said. “A thanks to reation, and the Island specifically what that RBC for their sponsorSavings Centre co-or- means in terms of ship.” Clayton Postings, Ladinated a region-wide programs and events,” response and were he said. “Right across dysmith’s director of successful in earning the region, recreation Parks, Recreation and practitioners are try- Culture, says this was the $25,000 grant. A key part of this ing to get the public a great opportunity to initiative is working more active, and spe- work together regionwith health, education, cifically this grant ally, and there could and sport to achieve for ages two to 12 consistency in deliv- will address some of ering this region-wide the concerns around service, and the local childhood obesity and steering committee that kids spend up to includes representa- seven hours a day in tives from KidSport front of a screen.” Elzinga says the Cowichan, School District 79 and Our steering committee Cowichan Communi- will start identifying what events and ties Health Network. John Elzinga, gen- programs are able to eral manager of the be achieved by this CVRD’s recreation grant up until the end and culture depart- of the year, and he exment, says this grant pects implementation enables the recreation would begin early in staff and partners in- the new year. “It’s important to get volved in the steering committee to start activities all across
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I would like to make my personal observation of all the mayors that I have known. My father came to Ladysmith in 1910. I have been a resident here for over 75 years. Some mayors have had long terms, some shorter. I read in the paper before Rob Hutchins’s terms, the town was garbage. I take exception to this statement. My reasons: In regards to mayors: 1. Len Ryan — fiscal restraint. He worked hard in tough times. 2. Kay Grouhel — She headed up the purchase of the beach (waterfront property), had Nanaimo Vocational School class come down, level and clean up the property at
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the beach, at no expense to us. Lobbied the provincial government for the Holland Creek Bridge. Purchased a large piece of property in the Holland Creek area for the Town for development — parks, housing, etc. 3. Frank Jameson — worked tirelessly for the Town. Sportsplex. Improvement to the Company Dam for more water storage. 4. Bob Stuart — He worked hard for the Town. Bob was killed back east when he was hit by a car when he was on Town business. Knowing Bob personally, had he lived, he would have done a lot for the Town. 5. Alex Stuart (son of Bob) — He did a great job for Ladysmith. He lobbied hard for an Expo legacy grant and got $500,000 for the Town. This was used for the train station upgrades, waterfront and other things. 6. Rollie Rose, whom I did not know that well — I know that he did a
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great job for the Town for several years. In closing, I totally agree with Rob Johnson on his Take 5 opinions, the need for an RV park. The wages for top salaries at City Hall and my own taxes have gone up substantially in the past couple of years. I phoned the tax people in Nanaimo. They said the Town puts in the figures. Good luck to the new mayor, whom I do not know personally. Be your own person. The waterfront belongs to all of us citizens. As Rob Johnson says, “that’s the way I see it.”
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Lefebure new CVRD chair
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It may be a familiar face at the head of the table. But this could be a new-look Cowichan Valley Regional District board. North Cowichan Mayor Jon Lefebure was elected chairman Wednesday, but not before the new directors served notice this term may be marked by a new way of doing things. New Cobble Hill Director Matteus Clement shook things Veteran Saltair Director Mel up during the election of the chair, by asking for a candi- Dorey supported the move, date question period prior to which eventually passed after some debate. the vote. “It shows that the board is Staff recommended against the move because the board open and that we are not had no chair and doesn’t typi- closed to a new type of thinkcally conduct business without ing, and they will be welcome one. But Clement suggested if at the board table to make new the move broke no rules, then changes if they see that they common practice could fall to need to be made,” Dorey said. Lefebure said he is very opcommon sense. “Common practice should timistic and excited about the involve some transparency board and its mix. and accountability,” he said. “I do not like backroom poli“I think that appointing such ticking, which is divisive. I do an important position — not not like cliques or believe in a only financially, but this is the division between electoral and spokesperson of the Cowichan municipal members. HistoriValley Regional District — cally, there have been efforts to create power bases based (warrants this). “I would like to be able to ask on that division, a practice these people questions that I that is not based in my belief in logic or reality,” he said. haven’t been able to ask.”
“The truth is that we are all elected…and we come to this table and are tasked with the additional responsibility of being concerned for the entire region.” He will lead a board that will include six first-time directors: Clement, Kerry Davis (Mill Bay), Sonia Furstenau (Shawnigan Lake), Alison Nicholson (Sahtlam/Glenora), Rob Douglas (North Cowichan) and Bob Day (Lake Cowichan). Cowichan Bay Director Lori Iannidinardo — who, along with North Oyster’s Mary Marcotte, was also nominated as chair — is the new vice-chairwoman. Former chairman Rob Hutchins was appointed to the board again despite now being a councillor — not mayor — for Ladysmith. He will sit on the board until June 30, and Mayor Aaron Stone is the alternate for Ladysmith until June 30. Hutchins joins Dorey, Iannidinardo, Marcotte, Lefebure, Ian Morrison (Cowichan Lake South) and Phil Kent (Duncan) as directors returning from the previous term. Tom Walker (North Cowichan) and Klaus Kuhn (Youbou) will also be back at the table after not holding office the previous term.
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St. Mary’s Catholic Church Christmas Eve Dec. 24th Carol Singing 8 PM Mass 8:30 PM Christmas Day Dec. 25th Mass 9:00 AM New Years Day Jan. 1st Mass 9:00 AM Mass Times: Sat. 5:00 pm Sun. 9:00 am Father Anthony Gonsalves, OFM 1135 - 4th Avenue Ladysmith, BC
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Rain didn’t dampen the Christmas spirit of those volunteering at or visiting the eighth annual Little Town Christmas Saturday (Dec. 20) on Willow Street in Chemainus. In left photo, Katia, Matthias and Kelly Bannister of Thetis Island show off the Christmas swags they made with help from volunteers Mayor Jon Lefebure and Kathy Wachs. Volunteers from the Chemainus Biodiversity Education Project helped with the decorations. At right, Chemainus Rotary Club members, from left, Karen Devlin, Derek Hardaker, Victor Nowoselski, Dean Killam, Joan Takenaka and Tom Andrews serve hot dogs. Lindsay Chung
Stz’uminus Community School presented its Christmas concert, featuring a great presentation of How The Grinch Stole Christmas and a selection of songs, Dec. 18. Pictured here are: in left photo, Dominic David, Autumn Jimmie-Louie and Monique Rice; Wayne Jimmie-Louie and Teagan Harris; and Clarice Seymour and Ida-Rose Williams. Lindsay Chung
Ladysmith Intermediate School’s Christmas concert on Dec. 18 featured songs by the Grade 4/56/ Choir and the presentation of a Christmas musical, Broadway Santa. In left photo, Santa in Training Lucas Copp looks to Santa (Jacob Dean) for advice, while in the middle photo, Snow Queen Jessica Nakahara listens closely and at right, Ava Kennedy (left) and Amber Pridham perform with the choir. Lindsay Chung
The Fuller Lake Arena was transformed into a winter wonderland when the Fuller Lake Skating Club presented its Christmas Extravaganza skating show on Dec. 17. The show featured performances by the youngest Precan and Canskate skaters right up to senior skaters, as well as power skaters. Lindsay Chung
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shortly after it oc- ing the public’s help as curred to a teacher. they investigate an inPolice officers then cident at Aggie Hall. went to the Ladysmith On Monday, Dec. 22 at Community Health 12:38 a.m., Ladysmith Centre and spoke to RCMP received a rethe student. port of a possible break “The student stated and enter in progress he was in the crowded at the Aggie Hall from hallway and headed to a witness who could the bathroom during a hear banging and glass break between classes shattering. Suspects when he felt a sharp were described as two pinch in his back,” said kids with black hoodHerman. “By the time ies and jeans, and it he turned around, he was stated that they saw many students be- were standing on the hind him in the hallway corner of Symonds and but none he recognized Second. or thought would be reLadysmith RCMP atsponsible. The student tended the area immesaid his back started diately and arrested to hurt and he asked two people, who were a teacher to look at it, subsequently released and that was when the to appear in Provincial wound was found. The Court at a later date. hospital staff advised The estimated damRCMP investigators age to Aggie Hall is unthat the wound mea- determined at this time sured was five millime- but may likely be in the ters wide by four milli- thousands of dollars. meters deep, requiring The RCMP are seekone suture.” ing assistance in getPolice are asking ting to the bottom of anyone who has in- this matter. It is strongformation that may be ly believed there is aduseful to contact the ditional evidence and Ladysmith RCMP at witnesses that have not 250-245-2215. yet come to light. Police are also seek- —Staff Writer
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In the first six months of 2014, the Nanaimo Airport enjoyed an average of 33.3 per cent growth per month. Year-to-date growth in 2014 is at nearly 20 per cent, and the Nanaimo Airport Commission is expecting to post another record year in 2014. The Nanaimo Airport has seen passenger numbers climb more than 70 per cent since 2008, thanks to the completion of a runway expansion. And the good news doesn’t stop there. Air Canada has announced that it will begin daily non-stop service to Calgary in the spring. “We are delighted to launch our newest regional services at Nanaimo Airport to Calgary next spring, and we look forward to welcoming customers from the Nanaimo/ Cassidy areas onboard Air Canada Express flights operated by Jazz Aviation,” Kevin C. Howlett, Air Canada’s senior vicepresident of regional markets, said in a press release. “Customers can fly either point-to-point between Nanaimo and
Calgary or convenient- da and the world.” ly connect at our CalWithin a four-hour gary hub to and from window, there are our worldwide net- more than 25 Air work to destinations Canada flights this in Europe, extensive new service connects North American route to, including multiple network and beyond. flights to Edmonton, Our Nanaimo-Calgary Fort McMurray and flights complement Toronto. In addition our multiple daily to the domestic flights, Nanaimo-Vancouver there are connections flights.” to American and interThe new daily flight national destinations starts May 1 and such as Los Angeles, will be arriving in Las Vegas, London, Nanaimo at 1:15 p.m. and Frankfurt. and departing for CalThis announcement gary at 1:45 p.m. Air from Air Canada Canada will operate comes less than two a Q400 on this route. months after a second This will be in addi- WestJet daily flight tion to the eight daily from Nanaimo to CalAir Canada Express gary began at the end flights from Nanaimo of October. to Vancouver in the summer schedule. “Developing service is key to Nanaimo Airport’s continued growth to ensure safe, reliable transportation for Central Vancouver Island residents,” said Mike Hooper, president and CEO of the Nanaimo Airport. “This announcement is a major indicator of how strongly the MidIsland region is supporting Air Canada’s gateway route from Nanaimo to Vancouver. With those flights at near capacity, this new route will provide additional Air Canada seats for those travelling to Eastern Cana-
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Ladysmith Fire/Rescue members were recently called out to a home where the occupant was awoken by a smoke detector and a house full of smoke. The occupant and the structure are OK, but this is a strong reminder about the value of a working smoke alarm. Providing smoke detectors to Ladysmith residents is an important part of Ladysmith Fire/Rescue’s fire prevention work, and the fire department will be able to make an even bigger impact with that work thanks to support from Island Savings Credit Union. Fire Chief Ray Del- In top photo, Island Savings Credit Union account court explained that manager Rob McIntyre (left) and branch manager Ladysmith Fire/Rescue Brad Lesiuk present a cheque to Ladysmith Fire/ asked Island Savings Rescue Chief Ray Delcourt. Above, Danielle and to join the fire depart- Tim Crooks and five-month-old Aurora receive a car ment in the promotion seat inspection from Lieut. Dan Cross. Lindsay Chung of smoke detection in town by providing free tion Mall. “We think it’s Rescue bags with pamsmoke detectors. a great program.” phlets in them so the “We’re very appreciaDelcourt says most firefighters can put tive,” he said. “We’re of the smoke detection the smoke detectors also hand-in-hand part- has come out of the de- in them and deliver the ners with our car seat partment’s fire budget, package as a whole to program.” so a donation like this people’s homes. Island Savings donat- will help a lot. Delcourt wants to ed a $2,000 cheque to “We’ll be able to spend remind people that as the fire department to money on other things,” we get into the colder buy more smoke detec- he said. season, now is a good tors for the community. Anybody in Ladysmith time to ensure you “We’re just happy who needs a smoke have enough working we’ve been included detector can call smoke detectors in in this program,” said Ladysmith Fire/Rescue your home, as you start Brad Lesiuk, the at 250-245-6436. using wood stoves and branch manager at IsIsland Savings has fireplaces and turning land Savings in Corona- given Ladysmith Fire/ on more heaters.
Island Savings partners with Ladysmith Fire/Rescue for the Christmas tree chipping and car seat demonstrations in early January and supports the department’s car seat clinics. Car seat inspections will be offered at the Ladysmith Fire Hall during the seventh annual Ladysmith Fire/ Rescue Historical Society Christmas Tree Chipping Jan. 3 and 4. From 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., you can drop your tree off behind the fire hall at 340 Sixth Ave. on Malone Road. During the tree chipping weekend, donations are gratefully accepted toward the restoration of Ladysmith Fire/ Rescue’s antique 1942 International parade truck. Fire trucks will be set up and ready for children’s enjoyment. Firefighters will also be driving through the community on both days, and if you would like your tree picked up, you can leave it on the curb in front of your residence, and firefighters will pick it up. You can also call 250-245-6436 and leave your name and address to confirm pickup. To learn more about the car seat program, find Vancouver Island Car Seat Techs online at www.vicarseattechs. com or www.facebook. com/VICarSeatTechs.
LOCAL #2 Crofton Proudly Supporting Our Communities Since 1963 Charities contributed to: Cowichan Food Basket Society, Chemainus Harvest House Food Bank, Duncan Volunteer Fire Department (Magic Show), Canadian Red Cross, Help Fill A Dream Foundation, B.C. Lung Association, Canadian Hard of Hearing Association – B.C. Chapter, The Disability Campaign, Royal Canadian Legion – BC/Yukon Command, Opportunities For The Disabled Foundation, Asbestos-related Research, Education & Advocacy Fund, Joseph Mairs Memorial Committee, Northwest Wildlife Preservation Society, Duncan Junior Baseball Association, Crofton Elementary School Proficiency Award, Child Find BC “Tournament of Hope”, Children’s Project, BC Lung Association, Canadian Cancer Society of B.C., Bone Marrow Research VGH/ UBC Hospital, Canadian Wildlife Federation, Pulp, Paper and Woodworkers of Canada, Local #5 (Vancouver), The Council of Canadians, NEDFEST 2014, Cowichan District Hospital Foundation, B.C. Teachers’ Federation, Royal Canadian Legion Branch #191 – Poppy Fund, BC Children’s Hospital – Holiday Card Program, Children’s Christmas Project, Cowichan District Hospital, BC SPCA – Cowichan Branch. Bursary awarded: $500 to Samantha Williams.
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A month before Christmas, Naomi Yamamoto, the Minister of State for Tourism and Small Business, spoke about the importance of supporting small businesses while in Chemainus. During an evening social hosted by the local BC Liberals riding MLA Naomi Yamamoto, the Minister of State for association last month Tourism and Small Business, speaks to the local Libat Mount Brenton Golf eral riding association in Chemainus. LINDSAY CHUNG Course, Yamamoto, who is the MLA for be part of a party that who coach our kids, North Vancouver-Lon- dictated where you raise money for charisdale, emphasized how had to shop, but I think ties and provide items important small busi- if we educate people for silent auctions. nesses are in smaller and tell them how im- “If we lose and we communities like portant it is to support don’t support the Chemainus. your local merchants, small businesses, and “My portfolio, which is that we’ll end up with especially in smaller tourism and small busi- communities that are communities, I think ness, gives me the op- much stronger, that are you’ll really see a deportunity to make sure healthier, more vibrant terioration of the fabthat our stakeholders and are going to keep ric and the diversity understand that we’re and create jobs in their that makes a commua party that stands for local communities.” nity strong,” she said. free enterprise and, Yamamoto’s message “That’s why it’s impormore importantly, to to people is to look tant for communities ensure that people get at the small business to have municipalities how important small owner and see more that are small-business businesses are to than someone who friendly.” our community,” she hires other people Tourism is also part said. “I’m a huge fan and provides services of Yamamoto’s portand huge supporter of or products — those folio, and she says shopping local ... and small business own- Chemainus is “obviI would never want to ers are also the people ously a town that gets
the tourism component, with the murals,” noting the shift from a reliance on the natural resources sector to the tourism sector. Tourism and small business connect in many ways, as Yamamoto says there are 19,000 businesses in B.C. that are tourism related — the majority of which are small businesses — and more than 130,000 people in B.C. work in tourism. Yamamoto says B.C. is having a “great year” in 2014 when it comes to attracting tourism, and 2013 was a great year. “From all accounts from folks all across British Columbia, almost everywhere we’ve seen another increase year over year in international visitors and room rates [in 2013],” she said. According to Yamamoto, key tourism markets for B.C. are China, the U.S., the U.K., Germany, Australia and Mexico. Within Canada, Alberta and Ontario are this province’s target markets.
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Hygrade, one of Vancouver Island’s favourite party rock bands, will ring in the new year Dec. 31 at The Shoe Pub in Chemainus. KahunaJay Photography
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Get swept away by 40 Thieves The Chronicle reviews Ladysmith Little Theatre’s pantomime, Ali Baba and the Forty Thieves Lindsay Chung
tumes are just beautiful, and there are a lot of well-known songs in the show, including “Love is an Open Door” from the movie Frozen, “Consider Yourself” from Oliver Twist, and a terrific re-worked version of Petula Clark’s “Downtown” with “Baghdad” lyrics. The show seems to really appeal to people of all ages, as a full house on Sunday laughed, booed, cheered and clapped along throughout the show. Ali Baba and The Forty Thieves premieres runs until Dec. 31. There are evening shows at 7 p.m. on Dec. 26, 29 and 30 and matinees at 1 p.m. on Dec. 27 and 28. A special New Year’s Eve show and celebration will take place Dec. 31. The show will run from 8-10 p.m. with appies served during intermission. Cast members will join the audience following the show for a latenight meal and to help
Spend an afternoon or evening at the Ladysmith Little Theatre this holiday season, and you’ll be swept away to Baghdad and a world of villains, heroes, adventure and romance with the fabulous pantomime Ali Baba and The Forty Thieves. A Christmas pantomime has become an annual tradition at Ladysmith Little Theatre (LLT), and this year’s production is funny, very well done and fun for the whole family. A pantomime is a type of musical comedy stage production designed for family entertainment. Each one is loosely based on a well-known fairy tale or nursery rhyme and uses popular songs, slapstick, double entendres and topical humour. Typically, the hero is played by a girl, while there is always a “Dame,” played by a man. The fun thing about pantos is that they are meant to be participatory, and audience members are encouraged to sings along, shout out phrases to the performers, cheer the hero and boo the villain. Watching and hearing any children in the audience is priceless. This year’s production of Ali Baba and The Forty Thieves is a great show, featuring excellent performances by Hailey Primrose
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Ladysmith Little Theatre’s production of Ali Baba and The Forty Thieves is a pantomime filed with fun and adventure. PHOTO SUBMITTED as poor Ali Baba; younger sister Huma is Hannah Copp as Ali also freed, so Ali sets Baba’s fiancee Safiya; out to find enough Charles Harman as Ali money to free them Baba’s brother Cassim both. and Inge Cathers as Ali finds a secret cave Sharon. filled with treasure, Torry Clark is hilari- but, unfortunately for ous in his over-the-top our young hero, that role as Mum Baba, isn’t the answer to all while Mike Cooper his problems. Soon, is great as the evil evil Mustafa Leikh Mustafa. Kathleen and his thieves disRamsay, Ken Hiebert, cover that someone Gracie Laboucan, has been stealing from Pamela Walker, Jamee them, and they go after Hubbard, Kyra Moore Ali. and Taylor May Tacon It’s a great story, all do a great job of made even better by bringing this tale to the jokes, music and life. The young per- appearance of a camel. formers — Moore, The sets and cosTacon, Hubbard and Laboucan — bring a New PatieNts welcome great enthusiasm to ALL DenTAL PLAnS ACCePTeD. COMPLeTe DenTAL CARe FOR eVeRyOne. the stage that is so fun to see. Set in Baghdad, Ali Baba and The Forty Thieves tells the story of Ali Baba, who falls in love with Safiya and must try to buy In the Coronation Mall Ladysmith her freedom from her owners — his brother Dr. Kenneth McCracken DDS Cassim and his wife & Associates Sharon. Suites 27 -370 Trans-Canada Hwy., When poor Ali comes Ladysmith, BC V9G 1T9 up with the money to 250-245-7151 • HOURS: Monday - Friday 8-5 buy Safiya’s freedom, she insists that she Saturdays (Appoint. by request only) Book Appointments Online email@example.com won’t leave until her
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LSS boys go into break on high note Lindsay Chung
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Ladysmith Secondary School (LSS)’s senior boys’ basketball team is heading into the holiday break on a winning note. Ladysmith hosted Woodlands Secondary School Dec. 18 and beat the visitors from Nanaimo 70-64 in the team’s final game before Christmas. Ladysmith held a close 12-10 lead after the first quarter, and the game was tied 2828 at halftime. The home team pulled away in the third quarter, going up 53-44, and In left photo, Ladysmith’s top scorer, Marika Grubac looks for someone to pass to against Isfeld on Dec. 16, held on for a 70-64 win. while at right, Ladysmith’s Cam Rasmussen goes for a basket against Woodlands on Dec. 18. LINDSAY CHUNG Nick Hayton led the 49ers in scoring with “I thought they played ary on the team this losing 24-77 to Mark year, as they have a lot 18 points, followed well. They’ll be hap- year, and he says that R. Isfeld Secondary of young players, and by Kurt Olson with 15 py with a win before without them, LSS School Dec. 16. it’s tough getting peopoints and Adam Tay- Christmas.” probably wouldn’t Marika Grubac ple out to games. lor with 12 points. Steel was pleased to have a team this year. scored most of Lady“We’re improving,” Coach Randy Steel see pretty balanced The 49ers are now 1-1 smith’s points, with 15 he said. “Our first says he expected this scoring from his team, in league play. Their and at least one point three games of the game to be a close one. as every player on the next game is Jan. 6 at in each quarter. Kelsey season were against “[We] seemed to take court had at least two home against Barsby. Hutt and Amber Swith- the top three teams in the game over in the points, and three were Ladysmith’s senior in each had four points, the league, but after second half, and their in the double digits. girls’ team played a and Sam Kleininger Christmas, it should big guy kind of got Steel has about home game in the final had one point. get better.” into foul trouble in the five players from the week before ChristCoach Daryl Rodgers The girls return to second half,” he said. closed Cedar Second- mas holidays as well, says it’s been a tough play Jan. 13 in Comox.
Eight-year-old Cedar boy wins motorcross title Greg Sakaki FOR THE CHRONICLE
Cedar’s Sebastian Sulyok is the winner of the 2014 Canadian Arenacross Championship series in his 50cc open division. BLACK PRESS FILE PHOTO
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An eight-year-old motocross rider from Cedar isn’t just an upand-comer anymore. Sebastian Sulyok finished first in his 50cc open division on the Canadian Arenacross Championship series, which wrapped up earlier this month with racing in Chilliwack. Sulyok had accumulated enough points in the eight-stop series that he just needed to place third in Chilliwack to win the title, and that’s what he did. He had been doing well with hole shots on the series, but in the series finale in front of a large crowd, he got hung up on the starting gate and was in 15th place at the start
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* Gutters * Windows * Siding * Moss Removal * Pressure washing Mill Bay/Duncan 250-743-3306 Chemainus/Ladysmith 250-324-3343
PLUMBING A SERVICE PLUMBER. Licence, Insured. Drains, HWT, Renoâ€™s, Repairs. Senior Discounts. After Hour Service. Call Coval Plumbing, 250709-5103.
ROOFING & SKYLIGHTS
HARMONY ESTATES- 1851 Sandra Place, 4 bdrm, 2.5 baths Rancher. Lovingly updated with heated floors, new windows, new carpet, 6 fairly new appliances. Fenced yard boasts a workshop, storage unit, separate office/playhouse, RV parking. Wheelchair accessible. To View call Roz 250-701-5751.
Ladysmith author Colin Pickell reads from his new childrenâ€™s book, Who Will Tuck Me Into Bed?, during a book launch celebration Dec. 14 at 49th CafĂŠ. The book, which is Pickellâ€™s first and which was completed through a successful crowdfunding campaign, is available at 49th CafĂŠ, Salamander Books and online at www.tuckmeintobed.com. Lindsay Chung
Residential/Commercial New and Re-roofing 24hr Emergency Repairs
Professional Service Since 1992
250-245-7153 www.r-and-l-rooďŹ ng.ca
MERCHANDISE FOR SALE APPLIANCES 15 CU.FT. upright deep freeze, $125. 8 cu ft deep freeze, $150. Almond 15 cu ft fridge, $175. White apt. size fridge, $200. White 30â€? range, $150. 30â€? almond range, $125. White 30â€? propane stove, $150. Black 30â€? range, $200. Kenmore Washer dryer sets, $300-$350. Washers, $150$250. Dryers, $100-$150. Apt size staking washer/dryer, $250. Built-in dishwashers, $100-$150. White portable dishwasher, $150. Black Kenmore built-in dishwasher, $150. 6 month warranty on all appliances. Please call Greg at (250)246-9859.
FIREARMS FIREARMS: ALL types wanted, estates, collections, single items, military. We handle all paperwork and transportation. Licensed dealer 1-866-9600045. www.dollars4guns.com.
MISCELLANEOUS FOR SALE 5000 WATT 10 HP Generator, 110V-220V, good condition. $350. 1-306-261-9639 (Saskatchewan phone number) Can be viewed at D-3 Osborne Bay Resort, Crofton. HOT TUB (SPA) COVERS. Best price. Best quality. All shapes & colours available. 1-866-652-6837 www.thecoverguy.com/ newspaper? RENFREW SLATE: Patio Stones 2.5 tons, 1 inch thickness, large pieces. To view phone 250-246-4909. SNOW TIRES: 215/70-R16 as-new mounted on GM alloy wheels to fit Astro or Safari van. $400. ph:778-356-3565 STEEL BUILDINGS/metal buildings 60% off! 20x28, 30x40, 40x62, 45x90, 50x120, 60x150, 80x100 sell for balance owed! Call 1-800-4572206 or visit us online at: www.crownsteelbuildings.ca. WINTER TIRES: set of 4, good tread 225/55R17 $300. Two running boards good cond(best offer) 250-416-0346
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LADYSMITH: $1350/mo. 55+ Building, 385 Davis Rd, Ocean & Harbour Views, 2 Bdrm suite avail Dec. 1st. 250-246-5688.
ORN service continues Dec. 26, 27 and 31
Meicor Properties Chemainus: Lockwood Villa. Well kept bldg, 1 bdrm $650 incl heat & hot water, available now. N/S, 1 small pet welcome. 250-709-2765. www.meicorproperties.com Meicor Properties Ladysmith: 2 bdrm 4th flr $860/mo. Includes heat & hot water, small pets OK. 250-924-6966. www.meicorproperties.com
COMMERCIAL/INDUSTRIAL COMMERCIAL SPACE avail. at Timberlands Mobile Home Park, 3581 Hallberg Rd. Suitable for restaurant or small grocery. Call 250-245-3647. RETAIL STORE for lease, prime location, downtown Ladysmith, Call 250-245-7292.
DUPLEXES/4PLEXES UPDATED oceanview 2 bedroom lower duplex, hydro extra, non-smoker, references reqâ€™d $900/mo. 250-739-0912.
MOBILE HOMES & PADS TIMBERLAND MOBILE Home Park; 2 mobile home lots for rent at $450/mo; 1 on Family side and 1 Seniors. Call (250)245-3647.
HOMES FOR RENT
ALL PROPERTIES RENTED WANTED Quality Rentals to add to our Property Management Portfolio JOHN BOOTH 250-245-2252 Royal LePage Property Management www.royallepagenanaimo.ca
528 1st Ave. Ladysmith, BC
SUITES, LOWER LADYSMITH- NEW 2 brdm ocean view suite, 7appls, builtin vac, gas F/P, 2 car carport. $1100+ utils. (250)924-6649.
TRANSPORTATION CARS 2010 SUBARU LEGACY Reduced to $14,800. 35,000 km, Automatic transmission with paddles on steering wheel, Air conditioning, Heated seats & mirrors, AWD. Dark blue. Keyless entry plus many extras including iPod jack, CD player, block heater, â€œhill holderâ€?, spare tire, etc. Michelle 250-710-7905 (Duncan)
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Operation Red Nose has been helping people in Ladysmith, Nanaimo and Lantzville get home safely all month, and there are three more opportunities to take advantage of this seasonal service. Operation Red Nose is hosted by PacificSport Vancouver Island and is currently in its 19th year of operation in Nanaimo, Ladysmith and Lantzville. This service is provided during the holidays to individuals who do not feel fit to drive for whatever reason. It is a confidential, safe, and effective way of getting you, your passengers and your car home at the end of the night by allowing a team of volunteers to
do the driving for you. 171, were the evening The service is offered sponsors for the weekfree of charge, but end. donations are greatly Operation Red Nose appreciated and all do- will serve the comnations remain in the munity Friday, Dec. community to support 26, Saturday, Dec. 27 youth sports. and New Yearâ€™s Eve. The success of Op- Ladysmith and District eration Red Nose de- Credit Union will be pends on volunteers an evening sponsor for who offer their time New Yearâ€™s Eve. to man the phones, coCall the Operation ordinate pickups and Red Nose Hotline at drive people home, as 250-755-6969 between well as the generous 9 p.m. and 3 a.m. on support of sponsors those nights for a safe and community spon- ride home. sors. For more informaOver the weekend of tion on how you can Dec. 12 and 13, 15 Op- become a volunteer eration Red Nose road or how your company teams drove more than can support Operation 2,860 kilometres and Red Nose, call 250made sure 244 people 740-6572. and one dog made it â€œMore volunteers home safe and sound. means safer roads and Columbia Fuels and more people making it the local Royal Cana- home safely during the dian Legions, Nanaimo holiday season,â€? states Branches 10 and 256 a press release from and Ladysmith Branch Operation Red Nose.
Merry Christmas from all of us at the and the Ladysmith Press
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From our Family to Yours!
We would like to wish a Happy and Safe Holiday Season to all of our staff, customers, friends and family. May we all take a deep breath at this busy time of the year and be thankful for all that is dear to us! From the Richmonds
2014 Remaining 3 Days of the 12 Days of Christmas
TUESDAY DECEMBER 23
WEDNESDAY DECEMBER 24
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December 23, 2014 edition of the Ladysmith Chronicle