Page 1

Serving our communities for over 25 years

Barristers - Solicitors - Notaries Public

Real Estate - Mortgages - Wills - Powers of Attorney - Estates Incorporations - Family Law - Seniors’ Legal Issues

CHEMAINUS 250-246-2344 LADYSMITH 250-245-7141

Chronicle Lawyers Dave O’Connor & Paul Nettleton


Since 1908


(plus GST)

Publications Mail Agreement No. 40010318

Meet 2015’s ambassador candidates P. 10

Serving Ladysmith, Chemainus and area

Tuesday, March 17, 2015

Watershed roundtable to the rescue? P. 5

New York, New York

Young Ladysmith dancer off to the Big Apple to compete in world’s largest dance series Lindsay Chung THE CHRONICLE

Ladysmith dancer Kayla Henry has qualified for a prestigious international ballet competition in New York City. Next month, the 10-year-old will compete at the Youth America Grand Prix New York Finals April 10-16. This international competition is the culmination of the Youth America Grand Prix season, which is considered the world’s largest global network of dance. Kayla, who dances with the Ten-year-old Kayla Henry soars high above the stage during the recent regional dance competition in Seattle where she qualified for the Youth Kirkwood Academy of Perform- America Grand Prix New York finals in New York. SUBMITTED PHOTO ing Arts in Nanaimo, qualified for the New York Finals after by her ballet teacher, Chantelle shops, and the Royal Winnipeg York City, and she is looking forcompeting at the regional com- Norris, for three judges and re- Ballet and National Ballet School ward to travelling to the Big Apple. petition in Seattle in January. ceived scores of 94, 95 and 96. of Canada will be giving out schol- Her whole family is making the There are 12 different regional Kayla has a bit of an idea of what arships. trip. ballet competitions, and danc- to expect when she competes in There are three different age catKayla says she is very excited for ers who scored 95 per cent or New York because she has seen egories at the New York Finals — the competition. higher qualified for the New the movie First Position about the nine to 11, 12-14 and 15-18. Kayla “I’m actually really proud of myYork Finals, explained Kayla. New York Finals, but no one from will be competing in the nine to 11 self because I never really thought At the regional competition in her dance studio has gone before. category. I could do this, but now that I have Seattle, Kayla competed against “I’m looking forward to just So far, there are 127 competitors done it, it’s like a goal achieved,” 35 other dancers in the contem- watching people dance because in Kayla’s age category. There are she said. porary category. there’s going to be people there 400 soloists in total in three age Kayla has been dancing a lot “It was really fun because there from all over the world,” she said. categories, and 1,200 dancers will more this year, as she spends half Kayla Henry were a lot of people from differ- “I feel good about it. I’m a little bit be attending the event as soloists her day dancing and half her day ent places, and they were all re- nervous, but I think it will be re- or group ensembles or invited for doing school work at Kirkwood ally good,” she said. “It was just ally fun.” master classes. Academy of Performing Arts a really good experience.” Each day, Kayla, who has been Kayla says her goal for the com- through the studio’s Pre-ProfesKayla performed her ballet dancing since she was three years petition is to dance her best. sional Dance Program. solo, which was choreographed old, will get a chance to do workKayla has never been to New see Experience page 4

I never really thought I could do this.


• choose your toppings • choose your cheese

ur Ow n o Y


370 TRANS CANADA HWY 250.245.7933

2 Tuesday, March 17, 2015 Ladysmith Chemainus Chronicle

You’ll Feel Like Family.

Nanaimo Midweek Specials Tues. thru Sat., March 17-21, 2015

Locally Owned & Operated since 1984

Look for our GIANT 16 page Flyer in Thursday’s News Bulletin! v

Island Farms

In our Deli...

Ice Cream



100 g

California Grown

Navel Oranges 97 g a B b l 8



San Remo Chunk or Flaked

Light Tuna ! W O W

Maple Ham



LIMIT 2 Total


Grown in Peru

170 g

Kent Mangoes 4 Kg 97 x o B




LIMIT 4 Total

In our Bakery... Dole

100% Juice or Sparklers or Lipton Teas $7.99

LIMIT 3 Total

3 1000 F O R

In our Cafe... Blue Ginger

Tempura Yam Roll



10 Pieces



Hot Cross Buns 97


12 Pack

12x340-355 ml




Schneider’s Juicy Jumbo

Beef Wieners Reg. 97 9 7 . $ 6


450 g


Chase River Marketplace: 82 Twelfth St, Nanaimo • 250-753-7545 Bowen Road: 1800 Dufferin Cres, Nanaimo • 250-591-5525 Open Daily 7 am - 10 pm


Ladysmith Chemainus Chronicle Tuesday, March 17, 2015 3


Penelakut boys set their sights on Sweden A fundraising website has been set up to help the soccer team become the first Vancouver Island team to represent Canada at the Gothia Cup Lindsay Chung THE CHRONICLE

A fundraising campaign is underway to bring a group of young soccer players from Penelakut Island to an international soccer tournament in Sweden. Pamela Jack, an elected council member of Penelakut First Nation, is on a mission to send the Penelakut boys’ soccer team to Sweden to represent Canada at the Gothia World Youth Cup this July. They would be the first team from Vancouver Island and the first team from The Penelakut boys’ soccer team, which practises Sundays in Chemainus and Mondays on Penelakut Island, Penelakut to repre- is hoping to become the first team from Vancouver Island and the first team from Penelakut to represent sent Canada in the Canada at the Gothia World Youth Cup in Sweden this July. PHOTOS SUBMITTED tournament, according to Jack. on 110 fields. the world playing on to donate to these “Just to hear them all Jack has decided Jack’s daughter went 110 soccer fields. kids,” she said. “I tend together on the field, it to donate the hono- to the tournament “When we went to to always dream big sure is uplifting,” said rarium she receives as about four years ago. the opening ceremo- and that’s something Jack. “I had my phone an elected councillor “We went with her and nies with our daughter, my grandma taught stolen yesterday, but back to the commu- saw the calibre of play, they said ‘get there me, not to let barriers when I got on the field nity to support elders and there were scouts an hour or two early get in the way. I knew and heard them laughand youth, and this there,” she said. “I said because it fills up,” I didn’t have enough, ing and joining, it was year, she is donating to my husband at they recalled Jack. “The but I just knew I an uplifting place and her council income time, ‘can you imagine stadium holds 50,000 wanted to get these made me think of the to the boys’ soccer bringing an all-native people, and there was kids there. All-First teachings we have in team. Jack has already team? The talent we not one seat that was Nations talent is so our culture. The parraised $10,000, which have at home is so un- available. The stadium untapped, and just giv- ents are sitting on the has paid the entry fee tapped; we could bring was full. It was an ex- ing them that opportu- field watching them and the food and lodg- a team here.’” perience I’ve never ex- nity when I don’t think practice, and I saw the ing and ground transThe tournament will perienced before.” any of them have gone strength in our culture, portation for the team, take place July 12-18, Jack was elected on that far, I wanted them and I saw that when but they still need to but the deadlines are council last February, to experience that they are on the field raise the airfare for fast approaching, as and she always said so they know their together practising.” the players and coach- all the payments have that if she got elected, dreams are achievable, “We’ve got some phees. to be made by May. she would donate even if there are barri- nomenal athletes on Each year, the Go- “This is a dream for her honorarium back ers.” Kuper,” she added. thia World Youth Cup all of these kids,” said to the community to The team is made up “We’ve got some really attracts about 1,600 Jack. youth or elders, or of 18 boys aged 13 to strong boys on Penelateams from 80 nations, There will be 1,600 both. 17, and all but three of kut who are great at playing 4,500 games teams from around “I decided I wanted them are Penelakut. soccer, and they are

competing locally, but are almost all sold out. a lot of parents can’t The draw will take afford to get them place when the tickets there. I don’t want to are all sold. be an imposing force After that, they will on the parents who raffle off a ring featurdon’t have the means ing a white gold whale to get their kids there. design and half-carat We have a hard time diamond. Again, only getting on and off the 10 books of tickets island … so I would have been printed, and never, ever impose tickets are $20 each. myself on the families Jack is also hoping to to say ‘you have to organize a gala and sipay their airfare.’ I re- lent auction after Easally want this to be a ter, most likely in May. dream.” Anyone who would To raise even more like to support the money for the soc- team can also bring cer team, Jack is sell- in donations to the ing raffle tickets for band office, where an an upcoming AC/DC account has been set concert in Vancouver aside for the team. for $20 each. Only 10 To support the team, books of tickets have visit www.gofundme. been printed, and they com/mvtsco.

Learn how to start a Block Watch March 31 in Ladysmith Ladysmith is currently experiencing a rise in propertyrelated crimes, including mischief, vandalism and theft. The Ladysmith RCMP Detachment has received many inquiries from community members about how best to protect themselves, their homes and their valuables. The Block Watch Program is specifically designed to address these questions and issues. The Ladysmith RCMP will be hosting a public information session about the Block Watch Program Tuesday, March 31 at 7 p.m. at the Ladysmith Seniors Center inside the Ladysmith Resources Centre Association building located at 630 Second Ave. Everyone is welcome, but please be aware that childminding services will not be provided. What is Block Watch? Block Watch is a community-driven program that brings neighbours together through increased communication between themselves and the police. Block Watches have two significant commitments — one, to be as concerned about your neighbours’ property as you would your own, and, two, to report suspicious activity to the police and your neighbours. The Block Watch Program started in B.C. in 1986 in response to the concerns of citizens about crime. The program was modeled on a similar project in Seattle,

which was effective in reducing residential break and takes sick or moves, the co-captain can take over. enters by up to 60 per cent. Block captains and co-captains need to complete a In 1993, the Block Watch Society was officially regis- criminal record check. This can be completed at the tered as a non-profit society Ladysmith RCMP Detachment at 320 Sixth Ave., at no What are the benefits of having a Block Watch in charge. Just come to front counter Monday to Friday my neighbourhood? between 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. with two pieces of approved When your Block Watch is up and running and signs government ID, such as your B.C. driver’s licence, SIN are installed, crime rates drop significantly. Also, de- or passport. Once you have completed your criminal pending who your home insurance provider is, you may record check, you will be contacted by the Ladysmith be eligible for a reduction up to a maximum of 15 per RCMP Block Watch co-ordinator with program details. cent. This reduction applies regardless of whether you How much time does it take to set up a Block are a block captain or a participant. Watch? Block Watches create a sense of community because It usually takes between three and four hours. you begin to know your neighbours as real people, just After completing your criminal record check, you and not the person who lives down the road. your co-captain will meet with the Block Watch coIt also creates better communication between your ordinator to go over program details, expectations and neighbours and the police. responsibilities, etc. You will then be provided with parWho can start up a Block Watch? ticipation/sign-up sheets and an RCMP volunteer ID tag Like any group, there needs to be a leader, someone identifying you as a Block Watch captain. Going door to willing to step up and take the initiative to see an idea door and discussing the idea with your neighbours can through to fruition. In a Block Watch, they are called be time-consuming but in large part, most Captains say Block Watch captains. it’s worthwhile and fun. It’s no fun working alone, and to keep a project movThe Ladysmith RCMP looks forward to seeing you at ing forward, there should be others involved. We call the Block Watch information session on March 31. them co-captains. If the captain goes on vacation or — Submitted by the Ladysmith RCMP

4 Tuesday, March 17, 2015 Ladysmith Chemainus Chronicle

15 & 0 2 Bake Sale Stz’uminus First Nation and the a e T g n i r Sp Ladies Auxiliary R.C.L. Branch 171, Ladysmith BC Fri, March 20, 2015 12 noon - 2 pm Upstairs in Legion Hall 621 1st Ave. Ladysmith

Everyone is Welcome!

March into Spring A fashion show to enjoy by Nancy’s and Top Drawer March 24, 2015 Doors 6:30 pm Show 7:00 pm St Mary’s Parish Hall 1135- 4th Ave, Ladysmith Door Prizes Refreshments Tickets $10 - Available at Nancy’s and Top Drawer or at the door

Joint Easter 2015 Services St. Mary’s, Ladysmith and St. Joseph’s, Chemainus

Sat, March 28, 5 pm Passion (Palm) Sunday Mass

St. Mary’s

Sun, March 29, 9 am Passion (Palm) Sunday Mass St. Mary’s Sun, March 29, 10:30 am Passion(Palm) Sunday Mass St. Joseph’s Tues, March 31, 9 am Mass - regular weekday Wed, April 1, 10 am Mass - regular weekday

St. Mary’s St. Joseph’s

Thurs, April 2, 6.00 pm Holy Thursday Mass Thurs, April 2, 7:30 pm Holy Thursday Mass

St. Joseph’s St. Mary’s

Fri, April 3, 3 pm Good Friday Service Fri, April 3, No 3 pm Service

St. Joseph’s only St. Mary’s

Sat, April 4, No 5 pm Mass Sat, April 4, 7 pm Easter Vigil Mass

St. Mary’s St. Mary’s only

Sun, April 5, 9 am Easter Sunday Mass Sun, April 5, 10:30 am Easter Sunday Mass

St. Mary’s St. Joseph’s

St. Mary’s St. Joseph’s Catholic Church Catholic Church 1135 - 4th Avenue Ladysmith, BC 250-245-3414

9735 Elm Street, Chemainus, BC 250-246-3260

Nanaimo Airport strengthen ties Lindsay Chung


Neighours working together to open doors and provide economic opportunities. That’s the premise behind a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) signed recently between the Stz’uminus First Nation and the Nanaimo Airport. Representatives from the Stz’uminus First Nation and the Nanaimo Airport gathered March 5 at the Ladysmith Maritime Society Marine Welcome Centre to sign the MOU about working together and to eat a celebratory dinner together. “It’s a document that Stz’uminus First Nation Chief John Elliott (left) and Nanaimo Airport Commission board chair John Craig finally brings together sign a Memorandum of Understanding to work together March 5 in Ladysmith. LINDSAY CHUNG two neighbours in a Stz’uminus First Na- with some thoughts they can always come cation and an openness spirit of friendship tion as a “true, strong and ideas on where together with the to do business.” and partnership,” said partner” around eco- Stz’uminus First Na- Nanaimo Airport and For himself and for John Craig, chair of nomic development. tion and the Nanaimo share ideas. the Stz’uminus First the Nanaimo Airport “I think it brings us Airport might work to- “For us, it opens op- Nation, Elliott says he Commission board of together, showing gether. portunities for growth is excited to show they directors. “It outlines that we are willing to “Rather than have it in our area,” he said. can work together. our expectations for work together, will- be a document that When he thinks about “I think that’s the excommunications and ing to build an econ- ends up in a drawer, the MOU, Craig says he citing part, when you participating with each omy together within this is going to be the is most excited about can get to a table where other and potential Stz’uminus traditional opposite,” said Craig. working with a neigh- you can work with a business opportuni- territory,” he said. “It’s going to be a call bor. partner, and they’re ties. It also respects “We’re building an to action; we’re very “We can’t go any- sincere,” he said. each other’s historical economy that helps serious about that, and where; they can’t go “It’s not small talk; it’s culture or business cul- both the airport and I’m looking forward to anywhere; we’re neigh- serious. I can truly say ture. I think that’s very Stz’uminus First Na- meeting six months bours, as opposed to a I know we’re going to important.” tion. It creates jobs and out on some thoughts lot of businesses that have a long-standing Stz’uminus First opportunities.” and ideas.” are transient,” he said. relationship around Nation Chief John During the MOU signFrom here, Elliott “We’re pretty well plant- building partnerships Elliott appreciates ing ceremony, they sees the next step ed, and what better and ensuring our chilthat the Nanaimo Air- highlighted their inten- being that this MOU tool to have than a re- dren in the future can port is opening up its tion to come together creates an open door lationship that shows lean on this as we doors and treating six months from now for Stz’uminus that respect and communi- move forward.”

Experience could open doors for local dancer Become a Member of the LDBA Promote your Business

The LDBA actively works to cultivate an environment of economic and cultural vibrancy in the Ladysmith downtown core. To help achieve these goals, take advantage of the marketing channels currently being nurtured and growing every week: • Website: 6,255 unique visitors in 2014, looking at 13,860 pages • Email newsletter: 142 subscribers January 2015 • Facebook page: 341 fans March 2015

Become the Featured Business

With your membership, you get 3 FREE professional photos, which we use to feature your business, put into our Facebook page, and include in our email news.

Become a Member!

http:///www.ladysmithdowntown com/join/


petition,” said her mother, ent, but where does that go? from page 1 Leading up to the Inter- Nancy. “When we went to Se- We think it’s an accomplishnational World Champion- attle, we didn’t know much ment.” Kayla says she doesn’t reships, Kayla says she will be about it; we just went for the practicing her solo a lot and experience. We need to go ally know where she wants work hard in class on tech- and experience this and see to go from here yet. what lies ahead, what other “I think I just want to keep nique. “This is an amazing opportu- opportunities there are and dancing and training and nity for Kayla, for her to qual- where does this dance world working on my technique, ify for this international com- lead us. We know she has tal- but I also think it would be

Cash for Containers


Turn your drink, beer, wine and spirit containers into cash! BOTTLE DRIVES WELCOME (pickup available) ACCEPTING:

• Electronics (TV’s, Computers, Fax, Printers, Audio, Video, etc.) • Small Appliances (Microwaves, ice, bread and coffee makers, power tools, vacuums, sewing & exercise machines) • Household Paint • Light Fixtures and Light Bulbs (ex, lamps, Christmas lights, etc...)


• Printed Paper (newspapers, magazines, telephone books etc...) • Old Corrugated Cardboard (grocery and pizza boxes, etc...) • Other Paper Packaging (paper cups, aseptic boxes or cartons, etc...) • Polyethylene Film Packaging (grocery bags, drink/water case overwrap...) • Polyethylene Foam Packaging (deli food trays, drink cups, etc...) • Other Plastic Packaging (plastic jars and trays, garden pots, etc...) • Metal Packaging (tin cans. aerosol cans, food trays, etc...) • Glass Packaging (clear of colour bottles and jars, etc...)

Ladysmith Junction Bottle


149 Oyster Bay Drive, (Beside Home Hardware)

Take the pledge to shift 10% back to our community.

Mon - Sat: 9 am - 5 pm Sunday: 10 am - 4 pm


really nice to go to a school for ballet,” she said. Last summer, she trained at Canada’s National Ballet School’s Professional Ballet Program summer school in Toronto. When the summer ended, she was invited back, and she plans to return this summer.

New PatieNts welcome ALL DenTAL PLAnS ACCePTeD. COMPLeTe DenTAL CARe FOR eVeRyOne.

In the Coronation Mall Ladysmith

Dr. Kenneth McCracken DDS & Associates Suites 27 -370 Trans-Canada Hwy., Ladysmith, BC V9G 1T9 250-245-7151 • HOURS: Monday - Friday 8-5 Saturdays (Appoint. by request only) Book Appointments Online

Ladysmith Ambassador Speech & Talent Evening Wednesday, April 1st 7:00 pm

Doors Open 6:30 pm

$10 each

Ladysmith High School Please Support Our Young People

Roundtable to the rescue?

Advocates propose watershed stakeholder group

Ladysmith Chemainus Chronicle Tuesday, March 17, 2015 5

Ladysmith Ambassador

Wednesday, April 1st • 7:00 pm Doors Open 6:30 pm • $10 each

Ladysmith High School


Ever since the Town of Ladysmith went through an Alternative Approval Process for a boundary extension proposal by Couverdon Real Estate and TimberWest that could have seen the Town secure lands around its watershed last spring, the issue of watershed management has been a high-profile one in the community. The proposal did not go through, and many people in the community have raised questions about the capacity of the Holland Creek, Banon Creek and Stocking Lake watersheds. Ladysmith resident Greg Roberts believes that creating a multistakeholder watershed management roundtable could help answer many of those questions and develop better understanding of the many issues surrounding the watershed. He brought a proposal for such a roundtable to Ladysmith council March 2. The purpose of the

BETTER MEALS Home Delivered Meals Since 1993

Jack Judson of the Ladysmith Sportsmen’s Club checks the water level at Holland Lake last year. FILE PHOTO roundtable would a watershed managebe to develop effec- ment plan. Roberts was invited tive management approaches to maintain to meet with Doecosystem health menico Iannidinardo, viceand water quantity TimberWest’s and quality in a man- president of sustainner that respects the ability and chief formany interests in- ester, Frank Limshue, Couverdon’s director volved. After Ladysmith of planning and zoncouncil voted not to ing, and resource proceed with the Cou- technologist Steve Adverdon development, ams. They met in midRoberts wrote to the January, and Roberts president and CEO of brought along Dave TimberWest, suggest- Judson and Greg Gott ing that TimberWest from the Ladysmith Club consider a process for Sportsmen’s involving the Town because of their acand its residents in tive involvement in the development of the watershed. Bryan harvesting plans for Henderson from the the Ladysmith water- Advocates for Holland Creek also atshed. In his letter, he also tended because of the suggested that Tim- hydrological work he berWest consider tak- has undertaken on ing a leadership role the watershed. in the development of see Roundtable page 7

Call for BC Artists and Cultural Workers

Photo: Sara Machtaler

Are you an artist or cultural worker active in promoting arts and culture in your community? If so, BC Culture Days invites you to apply to be the next BC Culture Days Ambassador! The top finalist will win a trip to the National Congress on Culture in Edmonton, May 7 & 8, 2015 and $2,500 towards the production of their Culture Days event, September 25-27, 2015! In addition, up to 10 finalists will be awarded $1,000 towards production of Culture Days events in their community. Deadline: April 13, 2015 For submission criteria and guidelines or details on upcoming Culture Days information sessions, please visit To register your 2015 Culture Days event visit We gratefully acknowledge the financial support of the Province of British Columbia.

GICs for the safety minded investor If you are buying GICs from your local financial institution, then you are probably not getting as much interest as you deserve. Take a moment to compare. Find out how an established GIC broker can help you safely enjoy better guaranteed returns. Call Michael Gill today.



2.00%% 1.55 2.20%% 1.70 2.25%% 1.75 2.35%% 1.85 2.80%% 2.05

Proud Season Sponsor

*Rates subject to change. *New account minimum $25,000

The Smart Choice for Conservative Investors 1605 Bowen Road, Nanaimo

6 Tuesday, March 17, 2015 Ladysmith Chemainus Chronicle



The IKEA Effect


“It’s a document that finally brings together two neighbours in a spirit of friendship and partnership.”

John Craig, Page 4

Points to Ponder Pastor Darin Phillips

Oceanview Community Church


ave you ever purchased a table or chairs or shelves from IKEA? You grab your Phillips screwdriver, the Alan key and those funny little instruction diagrams and you dive into the assembly. Even though you didn’t do the measuring, cut the wood or have any hand in its design, you still feel a sense of accomplishment when you put it together. You know I’m right. Admit it. Most of us intuitively believe that the things we labour at are the things we love. Michael Norton at the Harvard Business School and Dan Ariely at Duke University have turned that concept on its head. What if, they asked, it isn’t love that leads to labour, but labour that leads to love? In a series of experiments, they have demonstrated that people attach greater value to things they built than if the very same product was built by someone else. And in new experiments published recently, they’ve discovered why it happens: Building your own stuff boosts your feelings of pride and competence and also signals to others that you are competent. “Get involved and do it yourself” also applies to our spiritual life. As a Christian Pastor, I see the people that put the effort into reading their Bible, spending time in prayer and serving alongside other followers of Jesus — those are the ones who get the most joy out of it. The great message of the Christian faith is that we don’t have to do it all ourselves, but it also doesn’t mean we do nothing. The Apostle Paul describes how the partnership works: “To this end, I strenuously contend with all the energy Christ so powerfully works in me.” Wherever you are at in your journey to know God, my strong encouragement is to not just sit back and be a passive receiver. If you are skeptical, research the answers. If you have been turned off in the past, give it a second look. If you are open to it, check out one of the many churches in Cedar, Ladysmith or Chemainus. I am confident that if you put in some effort, God will meet you halfway and turn your labour into love.

Question of the Week

Did you watch the JUNO Awards? Vote online at 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.

Results from last week’s question

Do you think the federal Conservatives’ anti-terror bill, C-51, could threaten Canadians’ personal liberties? Yes 80% No 20% The Ladysmith-Chemainus Chronicle is a member of the British Columbia Press Council, a self-regulatory body governing the province’s newspaper industry. The council considers complaints from the public about the conduct of member newspapers. Directors oversee the mediation of complaints, with input from both the newspaper and the complaint holder. If talking with the editor or publisher does not resolve your complaint about coverage or story treatment, you may contact the B.C. Press Council. Your written concern, with documentation, should be sent to B.C. Press Council, PO Box 1356, Ladysmith, B.C. V9G 1A9. For information phone 1-888-687-2213 or go to

Auditor leak has B.C. Liberals bailing BC Views

by Tom Fletcher


arch has been a good month for the B.C. NDP, and it’s been a while since I’ve been able to say that. Opposition critics fired a shot amidships at the B.C. Liberal when they began questioning the lack of progress by the new Auditor-General for Local Government. This experimental vessel was launched in Premier Christy Clark’s leadership campaign, and two years after it set sail, it is in danger of sinking. The original idea was to expand the B.C. Auditor General’s office so it could check the financial performance of local governments too. Business groups were concerned about municipal taxes going up too quickly, with staff growing even as the province grappled with a hiring freeze. Mayors and councillors began to talk of mutiny over that plan, protesting

their budgets are already required to balance and are subject to annual audits. But this will be “performance auditing,” Clark insisted, not just making sure the figures add up. It will determine the public is receiving “value for money” on projects like arenas and services like police, by comparing different communities’ results. A new AGLG office opened in Surrey. The “value for money” promise is on the rocks. The government appointed a quasi-independent board (hello, BC Ferries and TransLink) that hired chartered accountant Basia Ruta, a veteran of the federal Auditor General office who had done local government audits in private practice. NDP local government critic Selina Robinson started asking why this office has spent $5.2 million and produced only one audit out of a promised 18. Community Minister Coralee Oakes, a former

Chronicle The

Publications Mail Agreement 40010318 Subscriptions: Regular $32, Seniors $27

940 Oyster Bay Drive PO Box 400, Ladysmith, BC V9G 1A3

We acknowledge the financial support of the Government of Canada, through the Canada Periodical Fund (CPF) of the Department of Canadian Heritage.

new auditor demands as their councils grind away at their own budgets, and now they see signs that what they have contributed may well have been swept overboard. Oakes remains on deck, eyes fixed on the horizon. An audit of capital procurement in Rossland is finally scheduled to be done by the end of March, she said. Similar reports on Delta and Sechelt are due in April. The latest revision of that schedule is underway, no doubt in another series of long, acrimonious meetings. Clark addressed the situation in her last question period before the legislature’s spring break this week. She didn’t have a lot to say about the AGLG’s voyage of the damned, mostly familiar rhetoric about “lower taxes, less red tape” and so on. Tom Fletcher is legislature reporter and columnist for Black Press. Twitter: @tomfletcherbc Email:

Publisher/Advertising ................... Teresa McKinley

Since 1908

Phone - 250-245-2277 Fax - 250-245-2230 Classifieds 1-855-310-3535

Quesnel councillor in her first cabinet post, allowed that there had been some rough water but there is smooth sailing ahead. Then came a big leak, in the form of a “work environment review” of the good ship AGLG that was given to the NDP by a seasick crew member. It described chaos below decks, with “shifting priorities and unclear direction,” as well as “wasted time and work” and “inefficient use of consultant and staff resources.” Worse, the review noted a human resources monitor had been stationed at the office for most of January to maintain a “respectful workplace for all employees.” Then it was confirmed that when the AGLG board tried to conduct a performance review, Ruta’s response was to hire a lawyer. Whatever goodwill had been restored with local governments over this experiment is likely gone. Municipal staffers have been dealing with

Editor ................................................ Lindsay Chung Office / Accounts / Circulation ........... Kara Olson

Vol. 106, #33, 2015

Production Manager......................... Douglas Kent

Cedar cash transferred to other schools

Ladysmith Chemainus Chronicle Tuesday, March 17, 2015 7

Roundtable endorsed



45 OFF %

Ecole North Oyster gets upgrade as Cedar retrofit delayed

Call Andrea today to book your appointment at Slegg Lumber.

Nothing “Shady” about buying window coverings at




Please call to arrange a complimentary consultation with our floral coordinator.

A gift of flowers has never been this extraordinary. Contact us today for an arrangement that gets a reaction! Custom Exotic Arrangements or Beautiful Prepacked Bouquets

• we price match

If you see a lower advertised price for your favourite item, bring in the ad and we’ll match it*.

LANTZVILLE 7187 Lantzville Rd.


but we can guarantee we have the lowest price on this tea.


99 ea

Tetley Tea 80’s or 144’s

Spend only $75† & receive:






We can’t guarantee you’ll be invited to afternoon tea in Oak Bay...

• we price check

We Do Weddings, Showers & Special Events.

Hurry, offer ends March 31/15

ALL STYLES & TYPES of Window Coverings

Our new Always Lowest Guarantee

we’re lowest—guaranteed, or it’s FREE.**


from page 5 Roberts said TimberWest indicated that for the past 20 years, it has had annual meetings with Town of Ladysmith staff and council and built positive relationships. “We pointed out that the process they go through, however, is not well-understood by the public of Ladysmith and that a meeting once a year with staff and council does not effectively communicate or allow public input into the management of this essential resource: the town’s water supply,” wrote Roberts. TimberWest indicated that if the Town of Karl Yu Ladysmith took a leadership role in creating FOR the chronicle a watershed management roundtable, TimberWith the Nanaimo-Ladysmith school board West would be an active participant. delaying Cedar school conversion work to Roberts advocated a roundtable with roughreview the 10-year facilities plan, annual fa- ly eight seats representing local government, cilities grant money earmarked for that project First Nations, forestry, recreational users, ecolhas been doled out elsewhere. ogy and conservation, tourism, Ladysmith busiAt February’s business committee meeting, ness, and general interests. the board, which voted to release facilities Council voted to support the creation of a wagrant money in January, heard from Pete Sabo, tershed management roundtable in principle. director of planning and operations, who said projects worth about $191,000 have been approved out of the Cedar money and remaining contingency accounts. According to the school district, $7,500 will be spent to review traffic issues at Chase River Elementary School. A civil engineer will be retained to examine options on a bus loop. École North Oyster’s computer lab is being reconfigured to accommodate more students, and, in addition, a flexible plywood sports wall, or bounce wall, and new flooring in the office area are being installed. These cost $20,000, $7,500 and $30,000 respectively. Reorganization was needed due to changes with the VAST learning alternatives program. The district will spend $8,500 to consolidate support staff offices from various locations to Nanaimo District Secondary School. Repair work is needed to address brick facing issues at Randerson Ridge Elementary, to the tune of $20,000. Gym door replacement at Rock City Elementary has a price tag of $5,000, and $25,000 will also be spent on an exterior staircase from the rear of the school down to the field. As part of the Cedar secondary consolidation, work will be done at the John Barsby Secondary computer lab, with $25,000 spent on reconfiguration. Sabo characterized it as a high priority for the school. The school board has approved $7,500 for a bounce wall at Departure Bay Elementary ensures School and $25,000 for a set of exterior stairs our stores always have from the gym at École Hammond Bay to the field. Finally, Woodlands Secondary’s pottery the best prices*. shop will see $5,000 in washroom wall repairs. The Ministry of Education usually requires annual facilities grant money to be spent within the year, but due to the teachers’ strike, Every week, we check which started in June and ended in September, the competition’s prices an extension was granted. “The ministry indicated that districts didn’t on 850+ items you buy have to spend [money] in that one year,” Sabo said. “They could carry it forward to the secthe most to make sure ond year.”



3 days only


POINTS valid

effective Wednesday, Thursday & Friday, March 18, 19 & 20, 2015.

Ladysmin ith o nly

Ladysmith: 370 Trans-Canada Highway Delivery Available

Bloooms Direct Line 250-245-3344

Always Lowest Guaranteed and sale offers require the use of More Rewards card. * If a major competitor within our geographical trade area offers a lower advertised price on any identical grocery item (brand, size, etc.) we will match the competitor’s price only during the effective date of the competitor’s advertisement. ‘Major competitors’ and ‘geographical trade areas’ are determined solely by us and are based on a number of factors which can change from time to time. Excludes ‘multi-buys’ (eg: 2 for $4), ‘spend x get x’, ‘Free’, percentage discounts and discounts obtained through loyalty programs. You must bring in the competitor’s advertisement to our customer service desk prior to the expiry of the advertisement in order for us to provide you with the price match. We reserve the right to limit quantities. **Offer entitles customer to one (1) item per product family free of charge. Additional items will be at competitor’s advertised price. Offer not available to team members of the Overwaitea Food Group or their immediate family members or persons living in same household. † Limit one Spend/Receive offer per single grocery purchase. Excluding Lotto, tobacco, gift cards, prescriptions, clinics, diabetes care, tickets, charities, bus passes, postage stamps, deposit & recycle fees, rewards and taxes, where applicable.

8 Tuesday, March 17, 2015 Ladysmith Chemainus Chronicle

Church honoured by Baseball B.C. Chronicles From The Past

Photo of the Month Nanaimo photographer Erica Nadon had the Ladysmith Camera Club’s Photo of the Month for both February and January. The top photo, entitled “Ice Skating,” was chosen as the Photo of the Month for February. The theme was “Frost and Ice,” and Nadon took this photo at the Reifel Migratory Bird Sanctuary in Delta in November 2014. January’s Photo of the Month is called “The Watcher” and was taken while on vacation in Salvador, Brazil. The theme was “Street Photography.” Nadon says she wanted to capture the feeling of the local culture and felt that black-andwhite enhanced the effect of the image. The Ladysmith Camera Club’s next meeting will be Tuesday, March 24 at 7 p.m. at Hardwick Hall, and there will be tips and demonstrations of “Shooting Smoke.” For more information, visit ERICA NADON • 512 Jim Cram Drive, Ladysmith 3 Level Townhomes, Full Basement. Phases 1-4 SOLD OUT!

PHASES 5 & 6

360 ml Body Wash or Lotion is now on sale. Only

7.49 until March 26, 2015


Priced at





259,900 and


441 First Ave., Ladysmith

Shaina Kelly, Realtor®

Gloria Campbell, Realtor®



Royal Lepage Coast Capital Realty 110-4460 Chatterton Way Victoria

Royal Lepage Nanaimo Realty 528 1st Ave., Box 2338 Ladysmith


Mon. to Fri. 9 to 8, Sat. 9 to 6, Sun. & Holidays 12 to 5 Locally Owned & Operated

• $10 each • Ladysmith High School


Doors Open 6:30 pm


This deliciously scented line of body washes, mists and lotions are all paraben free and are rich in antioxidants such as Vitamins A, B3, C, E and pro-vitamin B5.

Ladysmith Ambassador

Wednesday, April 1st • 7:00 pm

Bring the Spa home with the NEW “In Bloom” collection of bath & body products from

Speech & Talent Evening

March 1915 The building on First Avenue formerly occupied by James Sharp as a poolroom is being fitted up as a downtown police office for the city and provincial police. The desirability of having a downtown office was suggested to the police commissioners at their last meeting by Chief of Police Allan. A telephone has been installed, and now when a policeman is needed, all that is required is to ring up No. 1-4. March 1955 The Barnes Construction Co. is making progress with their stock car racing grounds, half a mile three-quarters up Nanaimo Lakes Road. They are, at present, excavating at the race track, which will be three-eighths of a mile long. It may be the beginning of July before they get the races going. March 1985 After devoting eight years of his spare time to minor baseball, Ted Church is finally getting the recognition he deserves. Church will be inducted into the B.C. Baseball Hall of Fame on April 6 at B.C. Place in Vancouver. He is presently the Assistant Regional Commissioner for the Pacific Northwest’s Babe Ruth League after spending several years in the community at various levels, beginning with Little League president in 1959. Every two years, Baseball B.C. adds to its roll of honour, acknowledging those whose efforts were instrumental in the development of baseball. Compiled by Nadine Read, Ladysmith Historical Society


Ladysmith Chemainus Chronicle Tuesday, March 17, 2015 9


Chemainus seniors vamp to vaudeville in spring show Lindsay Chung THE CHRONICLE

Seniors in Chemainus are getting ready to showcase a variety of talents and a big secret dance with their annual stage production later this month. Following last year’s successful show of Way Out West, volunteers from the Chemainus Seniors Drop-In Centre are taking on a new but old theme with this year’s production — An Old Fashioned Music Hall and Vaudeville Variety Show. A cast and crew of more than 30 members will present a two-hour program featuring 20 different acts of comedy, music, skits, dancing and singing March 27 to 29. There will be three big production dance numbers and many short, funny acts, as well as performances by talented singers and musicians. “It’s going to be an old-fashioned English musical and vaudeville,” explained producer/director Ken McEwan. “Music halls in England were much like vaudeville in North America with lots of numbers. We have a big finale, comedy acts, musicians and singers — solos and group — just like any vaudeville or music hall show you’d see.” One couple has an original script of George Burns and Gracie Allen that was done in 1929, and they’re going to re-create that, according to McEwan. “There will be a lot of things we think people haven’t seen before,” he said. “We hope people will be walking out singing the songs and laughing about the things we do.” “We have a great crowd at the Chemainus Seniors Centre who have done entertainment before; some are still in choirs and entertained in their previous lives,” he added. “We have one major production each year around this time and other entertainment throughout the year.” A notice went up in September, and members of the Chemainus Seniors Drop-In Centre held their first meeting about the production in October. For the second year in a row, Cathy Schmidt from Duncan, who has been a choreographer with the Cowichan Musical Society, has volunteered a couple of times a week to come to Chemainus and, as McEwan describes it, “put us through our paces.” “We’re very pleased with that,” he said. “We have other people who can do choreography, and she works with them. We have a great team.” Shows will be held Friday, March 27 at 7 p.m.; Saturday, March 28 at 7 p.m. and Sunday, March 29 at 2 p.m. at the Chemainus Seniors Drop-In Centre at 9824 Willow St.

Bathing beauties Heather Gibbins (left), Joan Chaba, Bev Rawn and Lesley Lambert practise their “By the Sea” number for the Chemainus Seniors Centre’s upcoming Old Fashioned Music Hall and Vaudeville Variety Show.

Tickets are $15 each for reserved seating only and can be purchased at the Chemainus Seniors DropIn Centre Monday to Friday from 9 a.m. to noon. McEwan says tickets are selling fast, and the shows may sell out soon. The production is a fundraiser for the Chemainus Seniors Drop-In Centre, and everyone involved is volunteering their time.



Gift Card Event Receive a $100 La-Z-Boy Gift Card for every $1000 spent!*

rd gift ca nd

ver Isla

u Vanco




DOLCE fabric stationary sofa

compare at $1769

Assorted Colours Available at the Sale Price As Shown - $1299

Your home town firm - here for you Alex e.PAlmer B.Sc., cA

TAmmy leSlie cGA, cA

Duncan 250-748-1426 & Ladysmith 250-245-1429






Gift Card!*

Island Owned & Operated · Visit us online at: Courtenay Victoria Nanaimo

2937 Kilpatrick Ave 3501 Saanich Road (at Blanshard) 3200 North Island Hwy (Country Club Mall)

MON - THURS 10 - 5:30

FRI 10 - 7

SAT 10 - 5:30

(250) 871-6074 (250) 382-5269 (250) 756-4114

or Toll-Free 1-855-203-0857 or Toll-Free 1-877-452-5269 or Toll-Free 1-866-756-4114

SUN: 12 - 5

*See store for details. Hot Buys & Final Markdowns excluded. Cannot be combined with any other offers. Sale ends March 23rd, 2015 or while supplies last.

10 Tuesday, March 17, 2015 Ladysmith Chemainus Chronicle

Meet your Ladysmith Ambassador candidates

Eleanor Brawner sponsored by the Rotary Club of Ladysmith • 16 years old and in Grade 11 • enjoys playing the clarinet and reading

Netanya Drinkwater sponsored by LCU Insurance • 17 years old and in Grade 12 • enjoys sewing and painting

Chanel Dwinnell sponsored by the Kinsmen Club of Ladysmith • 17 years old and in Grade 12 • enjoys painting and playing softball

Megan Leslie sponsored by Ladysmith Tim Hortons • 16 years old and in Grade 11 • enjoys dancing and horseback riding

Speech & Talent Night coming up April 1 Staff Writer THE CHRONICLE

It’s time for the Ladysmith Ambassador Candidates to shine.

and to promote continuing education through bursaries, instilling community spirit in the youth of our community. The candidates will be given points for their performances during the Speech and Talent Night, and later in the month, they will take part in oneon-one interviews with the program judges.

The nine high school students taking part in this year’s Ladysmith Ambassador Program have been preparing speeches and practising their talents, The points will be tallied, and the program and now they’ll share them with the community will culminate in the Coronation Evening Wednesday, April 1 during the Speech and Talent Saturday, April 18 at 7 p.m. at the Frank Jameson Night. The event begins at 7 p.m. and takes place Community Centre. During this evening, the in the multipurpose room at Ladysmith Secondary official Ladysmith Ambassador and two ViceSchool. Ambassadors will be crowned for the coming The Ladysmith Ambassador Program is a Angela O’Donnell, sponsored year. The three young women who are chosen will by the Fraternal Order of Eagles non-profit organization that works to build go on to participate in local events and represent • 17 years old and in Grade 12 self-esteem, leadership and public speaking Ladysmith at various events around the province. • enjoys being involved in improvisational and musical theatre

Kelsey Primrose sponsored by Ladysmith/Fire Rescue • 16 years old and in Grade 11 • enjoys making art and playing rugby

Cassidy Sanford sponsored by Ladysmith Pharmasave • 16 years old and in Grade 11 • enjoys dancing and playing soccer

Kira Shiell, sponsored by Jennifer Ostle Notary Public • 16 years old and in Grade 11 • enjoys spending time with her family and meeting new people

Maya Williams-Murphy sponsored by Coast Realty Group • 16 years old and in Grade 11 • enjoys drawing and playing music


Ladysmith Chemainus Chronicle Tuesday, March 17, 2015 11


Ladysmith Ambassador

Orcas excelling at every level Lindsay Chung THE CHRONICLE

Whether it’s a provincial or regional meet, members of the Ladysmith-Chemainus Orcas Swim Club are making a name for themselves with fast times and strong finishes. Orcas Faith Knelson and Aileen Humphreys, who are both 13, recently returned from the Swim BC AAA Age Group Championships March 5-7 in Surrey and the Swim BC Senior Open March 8-9 in Vancouver. At the provincials, Knelson won four gold medals, three silver medals and one bronze, medalling in every single event she swam. Knelson won golds in the 200m individual medley, 200m breaststroke, 50m breaststroke and 100m breaststroke, and she Members of the Ladysmith-Chemainus Orcas Swim Club have had many reawas second in the sons to smile lately. In top photo are Aileen Humphreys (left) and Faith Knelson, 100m freestyle, 100m who recently competed at the AAA Provincials and BC Open, while above is butterfly and 50m freeParis Jany, who had a successful Spring Break Invitational. LINDSAY CHUNG style. She also finished third in the 100m back- mate, cheering me it was working hard to also 14, finished in stroke. She set new on. We were in all the get where she is, to be the top five in all his personal best times in breaststroke event fi- like her and be as fast events. He was second the 200m individual nals together, and in and talented as her.” in the 100m breastmedley, 50m freestyle, one event, we were the Humphreys made stroke, third in the 50m 100m backstroke and only teammates in the the B finals in 50m butterfly and fifth in 100m freestyle. finals.” breaststroke and 200m the 100m backstroke “I wasn’t tapered for At the Swim BC Se- breaststroke. and the 50m freestyle. provincials, so I knew nior Open March 8-9 “I was really nervous, Thirteen-year-old KyI wasn’t going to have at UBC Aquatic Cen- but I was happy too ele Murray took 6.26 the best times in every- tre, Knelson and Hum- that I could get those seconds off his time in thing,” she said. phreys both swam in times and be able to the 100m backstroke Humphreys ad- the Female 18 & Under race against older to finish third, and he vanced to the finals category. swimmers,” she said was third in the 50m in three events at proKnelson made the Earlier in the month, free with a new pervincials — the 100m A finals in all of her nine Orcas took part sonal best time. breaststroke, 50m swims. She was fourth in the Spring Break Seven-year-old Aiden breaststroke and 200m in the 100m breast- Invitational Feb. 28 to Jeffries finished first or breaststroke. She stroke and the 50m March 1 in Duncan. second in all his events. finished sixth in the freestyle and fifth in T h i r t e e n - y e a r- o l d He won the 100m free50m breaststroke and the 50m breaststroke Louise Wong took style, 50m breaststroke, seventh in the 100m and the 100m freestyle. 27.03 seconds off her 50m backstroke, 100m breaststroke. “For me, BC Open was time in the 100m indi- breaststroke and the Humphreys was a great experience,” vidual medley to finish 50m freestyle. He imhappy that she took said Knelson. “I got to third. She also took 11 proved his time in the some time off two of race a former Olym- seconds off her time in 50m breaststroke by her swims, and she felt pian, Tara Van Beilen. the 200m breaststroke a whole 8.90 seconds she did much better I learned a lot from and in the 100m free- and took 5.07 seconds underwater. just racing against her style. off his time in the 50m “Overall, she had a re- in the 1,500m. Having Hubert Wong, 14, won freestyle and 2.04 secally good BC Open and her as competition the 50m breaststroke onds off his time in the Provincials,” Knelson was very intense, and and the 100m breast- 100m breaststroke. said of her teammate. I was so nervous to be- stroke, and he had new This was 11-year-old “She worked really gin with. It was a great personal bests in five Breanne King’s first hard, and it was great experience, and what I of his six events. swim meet ever, and to have her as a team- really took away from Shane Valic, who is she competed in the

Beyond Your Expectations

100m freestyle, 50m breaststroke and 50m backstroke. Chantal Greenhalgh, 12, had new personal best times in five of her six events, and she finished third in the 50m butterfly and fourth in the 50m breaststroke. Ten-year-old Grace Dice took 5.26 seconds off her time in the 50m breaststroke. Paris Jany, who is 11, took 6.86 seconds off her time in the 50m free and 6.70 seconds off her time in the 50m breaststroke. She also had a new best time in the 50m backstroke by shaving 2.48 seconds off her time, and she was fourth in the 50m breaststroke and the 100m individual medley. “Paris, who is newly competitive, did phenomenal for how long she’s been swimming,” said coach Aria Mac Coll. “She’s picked up all the skills she needs to win.” Jany felt “pretty good” about her meet. She says competitions make her nervous, but she also finds them fun. “They also make you feel very excited inside because you don’t know what you’re going to do,” she said. “You don’t know if you’re going to win or lose, but my mom always says ‘swim it hard.’ When you are finally on that block, your heart is pounding. You feel very nervous. It’s fun doing them though. I really like them.” Mac Coll was impressed with Dice’s technique in the breaststroke. The coach also thought Jeffries did “extremely well,” particularly because he was competing against older swimmers. “I’m really happy with them all, and they’re hard workers too,” said Mac Coll. “They’re competitive, and they want to be here, so that’s really helped them.”

Wednesday, April 1st • 7:00 pm Doors Open 6:30 pm • $10 each

Ladysmith High School

ALLRY BERUBS SHRilable ava ere! h

Fruit trees, trees, shrubs, rhodo’s . . . All you need for your garden and landscaping . . . find it here at Kleijn’s!

Happy Plants, Happy People!

Open daily 10-5 pm 250-754-4482


Our hostess will bring gifts & greetings along with helpful community information.

Chemainus: Diana 250-246-4463 Ladysmith: Eileen 250-245-0799

Do you need to get the word out? Advertise your small business here! This size - $1525+HST/issue Minimum 4 weeks

e Sav% Call Now! 250-245-2277 0 3

Shop at Home Service Carpet, Hardwood, Hardwood Resurfacing Lino, Tile, Blinds


2727 JAMES ST. 250-748-9977 DUNCAN



Reserve Your Directory Space Now!

Call 250-245-2277

Call for a Free Home Evaluation 640 Trans Canada Hwy., Ladysmith, BC P. 250-245-3700 C. 250-667-7653 E.

12 Tuesday, March 17, 2015 Ladysmith Chemainus Chronicle

Leadership group planning Volunteer Fair for April 10 Staff Writer the chronicle

National Volunteer Week is coming up in early April, and close to home, it will kick off Friday, April 10 in Nanaimo with a Volunteer Fair from 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. at the Woodgrove Centre. The Volunteer Fair is being organized by a group from Leadership Vancouver Island (LVI), in partnership with Volunteer Nanaimo. The fair will host more than 30 local not-for-profit organizations



whose programs are dependent on vol- who may be smaller or less visible but unteers and allow people who are in- provide a needed service to the commuterested in volunteering to browse and nity.” learn about different organizations in The LVI group is working with Volunneed of volunteer support. teer Nanaimo to feature a broad range “We’re excited to bring together people of organizations targeting a cross-secwho are already volunteering or would tion of interests, including groups from like to volunteer but don’t know where Ladysmith. Each organization will have to start,” Colin Pickell, a member of information about themselves and their the LVI group from Ladysmith, said in a need for volunteers and will be prepared press release. “Many people know about to sign people up on the spot. the larger organizations that rely on volIn addition to the one-day event, the unteers, but there are many other groups group from LVI will be turning this into a

these fine businesses and find out why they are the...

Talk OF THE TOWN 9385 Trans Canada Hwy



legacy project for the area and designing the fair with future events in mind. “We want to be able to pass off the logistics of this event to future groups or organizations so Nanaimo and the surrounding communities can access volunteers in the years to come,” said Pickell. Anyone who wants more information about the fair can visit the event’s Facebook page, “Nanaimo Volunteer Fair,” e-mail or contact Volunteer Nanaimo at 250-758-7121 or vn@


Cedar Valley Dental Centre Part of the Community for 17 Years


Drinking Water Bulk Hauling Families First for over 24 years!

2904 Caswell St - $355,000 Ready for you

Tired of stairs and want a quiet level entry home? Check out this beautiful 3 bed and two bath Chemainus Rancher. Call Jill at 250-245-0545.

Amy Jo's Café

Domestic & Construction for Cisterns, Wells, Swimming Pools

Call Torrie Jones

Reg: 429.95 Now: 299.95 (While supply lasts) 250-754-4721 GoldenTyres, 216X ‘Sticky’ - 149.99 “Service the old-fashioned way” MX 19”/21” - 105$-120$ Business of the Week You’ve tried the rest

Haul out on-site Boat Storage Boat Transportation Full Service Marine Repair & Maintenance Storage for Vessels & Equipment Aluminum Fabrication 40,000 lb Hydraulic Trailer

250-714-6206 Downtown Ladysmith at Fishermans Wharf

Bare Windows?

Let me help you choose the right look for your home!

250 924-5679

Monday - Thursday flexible hours • Fridays by special appointment only

250 722 9448 •


Full service marine repair and maintenance Wood - Steel - Aluminum & Fiberglass

Always happy to meet new patients

Dr. Michael Rockwell • 2C-1834 Cedar Road

Make your appointment soon to discuss new opportunities in buying or selling real estate. Offering a free no obligation market evaluation.


1532 Chaplin St, Crofton 250-246-5406 Ladysmith Marine Services

Come visit our ‘Dirt Division Shack’, All your dirt bike needs, just out back! • Aesthetic dentistry • Family dentistry Dominator 2 Stroke Oil • Active hygiene program • Facial cosmetics The best oil money can buy - 14.95L Troy Lee Air Helmets

Jillian Dashwood • Gourmet Muffins • Light Lunches • Tasty Treats • Wonderful Coffee • Espresso Served Here!

- -

Families First for over 24 years 302 Hawley Pl, Ladysmith - $688,000

Whether you view this gorgeous Victorian replica home, as simply just that – or a successful Bed and Breakfast – or a co-housing/golden girl opportunity, this 21 year old home is worthy of being viewed by the most discriminating of buyers! Offering 4 large bedrooms with sitting areas and full private bathrooms, front parlour, formal dining, morning room and delightful sunroom and even a media room on the lower level. Also, a 2 bedroom private suite, adding to the revenue mix or mortgage helper. Heated efficiently by heat pump, with easy to maintain vinyl exterior and covered decks which minimize maintenance. This is a package to view! Call for appointments.

12 Methuen – Ladysmith – Ocean view - $229,900 Home full of character and built to withstand any sort of weather, this four bedroom, 2 bathroom home is close to downtown shopping and Transfer beach. Makes a great first time purchase or investment property. 4303 Yellow Point Road – 2 homes on 5 acres - $479,900

Gorgeous fenced and very pastoral property in the heart of Yellow Point. Two homes on this property offers opportunity. 4 outbuildings offers shelter for horses, sheep/goats and chickens, plus separate studio. Second house is great for rental. Main house has room 4 bedrooms and two full bathrooms. Enjoy the rural life! Foreclosure.

Call me for an à la carte menu of listing opportunities! Cell/Text 250-616-1184 Office 250-245-0545

Book This Space and be


Cedar Village Square

2A-1834 Cedar Rd. 250-323-8688 • Accu-Pak Bubble Packaging • Blood Pressure Monitoring • Immunization & Injections

Edgardo M. Montejo

B.Sc Pharm. Pharmacist / Owner

For all your prescription needs • FREE Delivery

Friendly Service from your Local Expert!




1-250-748-4368 Fax 250-748-4377

460 Whistler St., Duncan Ladysmith Chemainus Chronicle Tue, Mar 17, 2015

Ladysmith Chemainus Chronicle Tuesday, March 17, 2015A13 13

Your community. Your classifieds.



fax 250.245.2260 email

$2998 plus tax

SELL YOUR STUFF! Private Party Merchandise Ad 1" PHOTO + 5 LINES

(99¢ extra lines) Runs till it sells, up to 8 weeks!

4UESDAYĂĽ%DITIONĂĽ $EADLINES 8PSE"ET -ONDAYxxAM %JTQMBZ"ET &RIDAYxxPM -!*/2ĂĽ#!4%'/2)%3ĂĽ).ĂĽ /2$%2ĂĽ/&ĂĽ!00%!2!.#% &!-),9x!../5.#%-%.43 #/--5.)49x!../5.#%-%.43 42!6%,x #(),$2%.x%-0,/9-%.4 0%23/.!,x3%26)#%3 "53).%33x3%26)#%3x 0%43xx,)6%34/#+ -%2#(!.$)3%x&/2x3!,% 2%!,x%34!4% 2%.4!,3 !54/-/4)6%-!2).%

$)3#2)-).!4/29 ,%')3,!4)/.
















Ask us for more info.













How would you like to be remembered?

CALL FOR ENTRIES 13TH ANNUAL Kitty Coleman Woodland Art & Bloom Festival. Fine Art and Quality Crafts Juried Show. Presented in a spectacular outdoor setting May 16, 17 and 18 Applications for Artisans are available at 250-338-6901

DID YOU KNOW? BBB Accredited Businesses contractually agree to operate by the BBB’s 8 Standards of Trust. Look for the 2014 BBB Accredited Business Directory Eedition on your Black Press Community Newspaper website at You can also go to and click on the 2014 BBB Accredited Business Directory

The choices are yours ...when you plan ahead. Call today for a free copy of:

“A Guide to Planning Ahead.�

Iain S. Smith Manager Nanaimo

SANDS FUNERAL CHAPELS Nanaimo 250-753-2032 Proudly Canadian





Choose two of these Black Press Community Newspapers!


BONUS! We will upload your ad to

In loving memory

INFORMATION APPLY NOW: A $2,500 Penny Wise scholarship is available for a woman entering the Journalism Certificate Program at Langara College in Vancouver. Application deadline April 30, 2015. Send applications to More information online at: /our-programs/scholarship.

PERSONALS ALL MALE Hot Gay Hookups! Call FREE! 1-800-462-9090. only 18 and over.


DO YOU have a Disability? Physical or mental. We can help you get up to $40,000 back from the Canadian Government. For details online: or call us today Toll-Free 1-888875-4787.

LONG BEACH - Ucluelet Deluxe waterfront cabin, sleeps 6, BBQ. Spring Special. 2 nights $239 or 3 nights $299 Pets Okay. Rick 604-306-0891





CANCEL YOUR Timeshare. No risk program stop mortgage & maintenance payments today. 100% money back guarantee. Free consultation. Call us now. We can help! 1-888-356-5248.


Burial and Cremation Centre Your local Memorial Society of BC Funeral Home, caring service at reasonable cost. NANAIMO 595 Townsite Rd.

250-751-2254 LADYSMITH 112 French St.

Greg Lonsdale




Auto Mechanic Partner

Ok Tire and Automotive, Terrace BC is seeking a licensed auto mechanic partner for an OK tire franchise. E-mail: HIP OR knee Replacement? Problems Walking or Getting Dressed? The Disability Tax Credit $1,500 Yearly Tax Credit. $15,000 Lump Sum Refund (on avg). For assistance Call: 1-844-453-5372.

CAREER OPPORTUNITIES MEDICAL TRANSCRIPTION is an in-demand career in Canada! Employers have work-at-home positions available. Get the online training you need from an employer-trusted program. Visit: or 1-855768-3362 to start training for your work-at-home career today!






Happy 50th Anniversary Mom and Dad! Patricia (nee Murray) and Leonard Robinson


Born March 17, 1925, Aunty Sal was raised in Ladysmith and moved to Nanaimo after her marriage to Bert. An employee at NRGH for 28 years, Sal was a very special lady who will be dearly missed by her extended family and friends. Special thanks to the staff at Dufferin Place for their special loving care of Sal for the past two and a half years.

LADYSMITH PRESS 940 Oyster Bay Drive, Ladysmith, BC V9J 1A2 WE are Trojan Collision, located in Nanaimo B.C. and we are looking for Licensed Auto Body Technicians. We are a high volume production shop that offers competitive wages, a full benefit program and training opportunities. If you want to be part of our innovative team email or call 250-756-1266


Sarah (Sal) Brown

Sarah (Sal) Brown passed peacefully on Friday, Feb 13, 2015. Predeceased by her husband Bertram Brown, sister Catherine Gilson and brother-in-law Fred Gilson. Lovingly remembered by her son Dave (Kathy) Brown, brother Jim (Wendy) McKinley, nephews and niece Bill Gilson, Don Gilson, Paula (Dan) Wurth, Paul McKinley, great nephews and nieces Laura (Jeff) Mercer, Brad (Gwen) Gilson, Sarah Wurth, Zachary Wurth, great-great nephews and niece Kaitlyn Gilson, Braden Gilson, Austin Mercer, Aunt Olie Gilson, and Pat Gilson.

PRODUCTION WORKERS Canada’s Largest Independently owned newspaper group is currently looking for Part Time Production Workers for its Ladysmith location. This is an entry level general labour position that involves physical handling of newspapers and advertising supplements. REQUIREMENTS: • Prior bindery and/or machine operator experience would be an asset • Motivated self-starter willing to work in a fast paced environment performing repetitive tasks • Must be able to lift up to 25 lbs and stand for long periods of time • Ability to work cooperatively in a diverse, team based environment • Must be reliable, dependable, have excellent communication skills and good attention to detail • Must have own transportation âœąAfternoon and evening shifts 16-20 hours per week. $11.25 an hour Interested parties may drop off their resumes between 9am and 5pm at:


IF YOU own a home or real estate, Alpine Credits can lend you money: It’s That Simple. Your Credit / Age / Income is not an issue. 1.800.587.2161. LARGE FUND Borrowers Wanted Start saving hundreds of dollars today! We can easily approve you by phone. 1st, 2nd or 3rd mortgage money is available right now. Rates start at Prime. Equity counts. We don’t rely on credit, age or income. Call Anytime 1-800-639-2274 or 604-430-1498. Apply online

HOME/BUSINESS SERVICES GARDENING VIRDIGRIS GARDENING: One-off or regular garden tasks: Pruning, Weeding etc. Call Guy on 250-924-1124 or


COWICHAN Hauling & Moving


Lowest Price Guarantee

HOME IMPROVEMENTS FULL SERVICE Plumbing from Parker Dean. Fast, reliable, 24/7 service. Take $50 off your next job if you present this ad. Vancouver area. 1800-573-2928.


* 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, Reno’s, Repairs. Senior Discounts. After Hour Service. Call Coval Plumbing, 250709-5103.

ROOFING & SKYLIGHTS To the best parents a girl could have. Eloped (cheeky kids) at St. Peter and St. Paul’s Anglican Church on March 20th 1965. Wishing you lots of love and many more years of happiness together! May our family and friends celebrate with you on this awesome occasion! Miss you!

Trent Dammel All Types of RooďŹ ng

GET BACK ON TRACK! Bad credit? Bills? Unemployed? Need Money? We Lend! If you own your own home - you qualify. Pioneer Acceptance Corp. Member BBB. 1-877-987-1420

Residential/Commercial New and Re-roofing 24hr Emergency Repairs

Professional Service Since 1992

250-245-7153 www.r-and-l-rooďŹ

doesn’t dig. 250-752-1157.

MERCHANDISE FOR SALE APPLIANCES 8 CU.FT. upright deep freeze, $150. 8 cu ft deep freeze, $150. Almond 17 cu ft fridge, $125. White 15 cu ft fridge, $150. White 30” range, $150. 30” almond range, $125. White 30” propane stove, $150. Kenmore Washer dryer sets, $300-$350. Washers, $150-$250. Dryers, $100$150. Full size staking washer/dryer, $300. Built-in dishwashers, $100-$150. 6 month warranty on all appliances. Please call Greg at (250)2469859.

MISCELLANEOUS FOR SALE SAWMILLS FROM only $4,397 - Make money & save money with your own bandmill - Cut lumber any dimension. In stock ready to ship. Free info & DVD: www.NorwoodSaw 1-800-5666899 Ext:400OT. STEEL BUILDINGS. “Spring sales with hot savings!” All steel building models and sizes are now on sale. Get your building deal while it’s hot. Pioneer Steel 1-800-668-5422

ner unit in a 4-plex, wheelchair accessible. Great location! Like living in a small house, front and back door access with green space and nice private deck. Within walking distance to shopping and restaurants. Wood burning fireplace, insuite W/D, F/S, DW, lots of storage! NS/NP. Avail. April 1. $850/mo. Ref’s req’d.


Meicor Properties Ladysmith: bachelor unit 4th flr $590/mo. Includes heat & hot water, avail. March 1st, small pets OK. 250-924-6966.

COMMERCIAL/INDUSTRIAL COMMERCIAL SPACE avail. at Timberlands Mobile Home Park, 3581 Hallberg Rd. Suitable for restaurant or small grocery. Call 250-245-3647.



DUNCAN 2-BDRM, clean, bright 2-level, near schools, bus route, park, on cul-de-sac. 5 appl’s, propane F/P. fenced backyard, new shed. NS/NP. Refs req’d. $895/mo. (250)746-8128, (250)477-5859


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.



4-BDRM HOUSE in Ladysmith. Close to all schools. Oil heat, W/D Hook-up. Oil & hydro not incld. $1000./mo. Call (250)245-4869.


GREAT CAMPBELL RIVER NEIGHBOURHOOD! $288,000 ..……. 265 South McCarthy St. 3 Bedroom family home, full basement (suite potential). Private fenced level backyard, gas heat & fireplaces, Call 250.287.6635.

LADYSMITH 1-BDRM Pet friendly, shared laundry, close to town. $650. (250)210-0756. LADYSMITH: 1BDRM suite. W/D. Heat & hydro. Private driveway. $750/mo. Avail. Immediately. Call 250-722-3307 LADYSMITH: 2 bedroom. NS/NP. Call 250-245-4638.





1988 WILDERNESS 30’ Fifth wheel. Needs some TLC. $4995. obo. To see: 405 Selby Street. Call (250)618-6800.

Meicor Properties Chemainus: Lockwood Villa. 1 bdrm $650, 2 bdrm $850, bachelor $600. Incl. heat & hot water, available March 1st. N/S, 1 small pet welcome. 250-709-2765.

What’s Happening Email items for publication to with the subject line containing "What's Happening". This is a free service for non-profit groups that runs as space allows. Please keep length to 25 words or less.

TRUCKS & VANS 2006 PONTIAC Montana SV6seats 7, DVD player, recently detailed, automatic, 172,000 km. $6000. (250)701-0006.

Sean Sherstone and Brad Grigor, both of the Island LEAP photography group. Tues, March 24, 7 pm, Hardwick Hall, High St at 3rd Ave, Ladysmith. Everyone welcome. Non-members $5 drop-in fee. LCC invites new members, novice to pro. www.LadysmithCameraClub. com

fil here please

Up Coming LADYSMITH CAMERA CLUB - “How to Photograph Smoke” with tips and demonstrations by

LADYSMITH KINSMEN - present a fundraiser for the new Transfer Beach Playground! Alf Carter, long-time local entertainer and his band! Sat, May 2 at the Aggie Hall. Special horn section. Roast beef dinner, refreshments, prizes and YOU help support the new playground. A very

ST. MARY'S FASHION SHOW- by Nancy's and Top Drawer. 1135 4th Avenue, St. Mary's Hall. March 24, doors 7 pm, show 7:30, Tickets $10 at Nancy's and Top Drawer. SPRING TEA 2015 & BAKE SALE - Ladies Auxiliary, R.C.L. Branch 171, Fri, March 20, 12 noon - 3 pm. Upstairs in Legion Hall, 621 1st Ave. Ladysmith Everyone is Welcome!

On Going LADYSMITH FOOD BANK - Open Tues mornings 9 - 12. 630 Second Ave, Ladysmith. LADYSMITH DOWNTOWN BUSINESS ASSOCIATION - meets on the third Thursday of each month, 7:30 am upstairs at the Legion. This dedicated group of business owners discuss everything businessrelated in Ladysmith from partnerships with organizations, upcoming events, business strategies and tips, website performance and sometimes, a guest speaker. CHRONIC PAIN SUPPORT GROUP meets 3rd Mon of each month 5:15-6:45 Ladysmith Community Health Centre - 1111-4th Ave, Room 101 www.chronicpainsupport. ca 250-667-5587 SING FOR PURE JOY! - meets on Saturdays, 7-8:30 pm in the 2nd floor lounge of The Lodge on 4th singforpurejoy@gmail. com or (250) 285-3764 STROKE RECOVERY GROUP: Survivors and caregivers meet every Thursday at 11 am in the basement Activity Room of Bethel Tabernacle, 1149 Fourth Ave. Programs include exercises and tips for managing activities. Call Ken or Flo 250-245-8199. BINGO - LADYSMITH Every Wed - 6:30 pm, Doors 5 pm, St. Mary's Church Hall. Info call 250-245-3079. Sponsored by Ladysmith Resources Centre Association HAR­VEST HOUSE FOOD BANK Chemainus. Friday, Info call 250-246-3455.

BINGO Chemainus Senior Drop-in Centre. Mondays, 6:40 pm. Info: Murray 250-246-9968. NEIGHBOURHOOD WATCH Volunteers needed. 250-245-1118. LADYSMITH LEGION Mondays, crib, 7 p.m. Meat draws: Saturdays 2 5:15 pm, Fridays 4-6 pm, Sundays 3-5 pm, Darts: Wednesdays, 7 pm, Line dancing: Thursdays 9-11 am, Fridays: pool, 8 pm, 250-245-2273. CANADIAN FEDERATION of UNIVERSITY WOMEN Nanaimo branch. Meets 4th Monday of each month. St. Andrews Presbyterian. 7 pm. Karen: 250-7569508. BINGO Every Fri, 6:45 p.m., Chemainus Legion branch #191. Doors open 5 p.m. WEIGHT LOSS SURGERY SUPPORT GROUP - 3rd. Wed. of the month, 6:30 - 7:30 pm, Inn on Long Lake, 4700 North Island Hwy. Nanaimo. All welcome CHEMAINUS SKETCH GROUP - Painting and sketching group meet on the 2nd Wednesday of the month. New members welcome. 250-246-3118 BORN HEALTHY - a program for pregnant women and new moms. Check out “Born Healthy Ladysmith” on Facebook or call Kate at 250-245-3079 (the LRCA). Wednesdays from 10-1:30 with drop-in office hours for one-on-one on Mon and Tues from 10-1:30. LADYSMITH MENTAL HEALTH SUPPORT GROUP Meets on the 1st & 3rd Friday of the month 1:30 pm basement of Ladysmith Resource Centre. LADYSMITH CELE­BRA​TIONS SOCIETY Ladysmith Days. Ladysmith city hall, on 3rd Tuesday of every month, 7 pm 250-245-2263. DAD'S GROUP - Drop In Breakfast - Program of the Ladysmith Resources Centre Association. 630 - 2nd Ave., Upper Floor, Saturdays, 10 - noon. 250245-3079. ALZHEIMER/DEMENTIA SUPPORT GROUP Meets 2nd & 4th Tuesdays. Call Jane Hope, Alzheimer Society of BC at 250-7344170. COWICHAN VALLEY Tue, Mar 17, 2015, Ladysmith Chemainus Chronicle HOSPICE Emotional support for those facing a life threatening illness, family and friends and for those grieving the death of a loved one. 1-888-701-4242. Group, telephone & individual support available. NORTH OYSTER HISTORICAL SOCIETY Engraved bricks fundraiser. Info call Bob Handel at 250-245-0919. LADYSMITH AND DISTRICT HISTORICAL SOCIETY - urgently requires volunteers as Museum hosts, also, the archives need interested people to assist with research etc. 250-2450100. LADYSMITH SALTAIR GARDEN CLUB - Every third Thursday 7 pm, St Johns Anglican Church, 314 Buller St. Garden meetings June, July, August. New members welcome. $15 membership. Join the "growing" group. LINE DANCING Chemainus Seniors Drop In Centre. Tuesdays, 10 - 11 a.m. Jo Kelly: 250245-1185. AL-ANON Meets Tuesdays, 7:30 pm downstairs at Ladysmith Resource Centre Association. FOL IS GEARING UP... BELIEVE IT... FOR ANOTHER YEAR AND WE’RE LOOKING FOR SOME MORE HELP. We are very fortunate that when we have the work parties we have volunteers but we really would like to get some folks out who would be willing to be on the committee to help plan the 2015 Light Up program. The more minds the easier the task. Festival meets the Third Thursday of each month at 7 pm and the meetings usually run about 1.5 hours. The meeting is at the FOL building next to the Ladysmith Cemetery. If you’re interested please contact Duck Paterson at 250-245-2263 or email duckwon@shaw. NARCOTICS ANONYOMOUS Meets Sundays, 7-8 pm Downstairs at Ladysmith Resource Centre Association. DUPLICATE BRIDGE CLUB Meets Tuesdays weekly, 1 pm. Beginners welcome. Town and Country Mobile Home Park. 250-245-4522. LADYSMITH LEGION LADIES AUXILIARY Meets 2nd Wednesdays monthly, 7 pm.

CLUES ACROSS 1. Bangladesh capital 6. Ed Murrow’s home 9. L. Lamas’ mother Arlene 13. 9th Hindu month 14. Barbary sheep 15. Olive genus 16. Repast 17. Into the air 18. Droops 19. Land of Enchantment 21. Yes _____ Bob 22. Gross revenue 23. Scottish woolen cap 24. Initials of “Girls” star 25. WGBH or WNET 28. A. Hamilton 29. Skin lesions 31. Mures river city 33. Phone counselling volunteer 36. Restaurants 38. Deerfield, Il Christian Un. 39. Gland secretion 41. Trace the outline of 44. Give advice, explain 45. Male parents 46. One point N of due E 48. Radioactivity unit 49. Equally 51. “Rubber Ball” singer Bobby 52. 93562 54. Bird confinement status 56. Daniel Boone’s state 60. Burn the surface of 61. Hillsides (Scot.) 62. Swiss river 63. Stir to anger 64. Political action committees 65. Ajitesh ___, Cricket player 66. In bed 67. Miles per hour 68. Checkmating game


14 Tuesday, March 17, 2015 Ladysmith Chemainus Chronicle A14 fun evening of good food PETS RENTALS and entertainment. Tickets available at 49th Grocery PETS APARTMENT/CONDO and Ladysmith Chamber of JOEL- HE’S joyful, playful 3 Commerce or call 250-245CONDO FOR RENT year old Doberman, great in 2263 and we'll deliver. $30 Large, immaculate, quiet 2the car. Likes to give you lots bdrm condo avail. in Dunof love, ok w/female/male each and huge fun! can, bottom floor, bright cordogs+ kids, not destructive &

CLUES DOWN 1. Musical “____ Yankees” 2. “CIA Diary” author Phil 3. Chew without swallowing, as of tobacco 4. Steadies 5. Article 6. Slang for lots of reptiles 7. True toad 8. Be in session 9. For measuring doses of radiation 10. Winged 11. 1770-1831 German Philosopher 12. Emitted coherent radiation 14. Estranges 17. Wheel shafts 20. Take in solid food 21. Indian frocks 23. Hill (Celtic) 25. Singular of 64 across 26. Small nail 27. Strongboxes 29. White dessert wines 30. Curved cavalry sword 32. Dropped off a package 34. __ Farrow, actress 35. Class of comb jellies 37. Begat 40. __ student, learns healing 42. Born of 43. Very dark blacks 47. Midway between N and NE 49. Capital of Ghana 50. Indian term of respect 52. Impart knowledge 53. 4th Hindu month 55. Strong air current 56. Hunting device 57. One who is wise 58. Amounts of time 59. Soft-finned fishes 61. Beats per minute 65. Carrier’s invention


Ladysmith Chemainus Chronicle Tuesday, March 17, 2015 15

The Last Word

Health care auxiliary sponsors Eliza a true patron of arts therapy horse Josefa for a year Staff Writer


A therapy horse named Josefa will be taken care of for the next year thanks to a generous donation by the Ladysmith Health Care Auxiliary. On Feb. 16, members of the Ladysmith Health Care Auxiliary presented the Cowichan Therapeutic Riding Association (CTRA) with a donation for $2,600. This funding will sponsor Josefa, a Norwegian Fjord owned by CTRA From left, Ladysmith Health Care Auxiliary corresponding secretary Pam Fraand donated to the ser and president Irene Telford pose with therapy horse Josefa and Cowichan PHOTO SUBMITTED program by Anita Therapeutic Riding Association executive director Anne Muir. Goodfellow, and will is recommended for cover the costs associ- has truly helped shape non-profit societies. CTRA has been pro- a wide variety of reaated with her care and the lives of many families in the Cowichan viding therapeutic rid- sons,” according to the feeding for a year. ing and equine-based press release. “Physi“She stands 15 ‘hands Valley.” The Ladysmith therapeutic services cal and developmental high’ (a hand is a measurement of four Health Care Auxiliary in the Cowichan Val- benefits are often couinches) at the shoulder is a long-standing com- ley since 1986. The pled with positive cogoperates nitive, emotional, or and is a beautiful mare munity charity that program very characteristic of operates and man- year round, serving behavioral outcomes.” 100 CTRA is the only her breed,” the CTRA ages numerous health- approximately during therapeutic riding asstates in a press re- related services. The participants involved each of the six annual sociation in British Colease. “Josefa is known volunteers for her kind and reli- with this organization sessions, the major- lumbia accredited at also actively raise ity of whom are chil- the highest level as a able personality.” The Ladysmith money for commu- dren. Horse camps for “Training and AccrediHealth Care Auxiliary nity health and well- children with special tation Centre” with the has sponsored a horse ness programs, and needs are also offered Canadian Therapeutic in 2014, they donated in the spring and sum- Riding Association, at CTRA since 2000. the national governing “Josefa is a pleasure and pledged more mer. to work with,” said than $273,000 in medi- “Therapeutic riding body for therapeutic CTRA executive direc- cal equipment and sup- is a proven therapeu- riding, according to tor Anne Muir. “She port to health-related tic intervention that the press release.

Rembrandt and Shakespeare both had their patrons, and so it is that in this town of somewhat lesser dabblers in art, both visual and literary, Eliza Hemingway continues the tradition. Last spring, when she began carrying my new book, All These Long Years Later, I assumed that she, like every other vendor with whom I had placed my work, would request at best a 40-per-cent and at worst, a 60-per-cent consignment fee. For local artists, it’s painful but it is also understandable. Rents here in Chemainus are high, and personal or staff time has to be a consideration. So it was a huge surprise when, some months later as I began my rounds checking on sales and receiving my share of the pro-

ceeds, Eliza handed brimming with colme a cheque with lectibles and crethe addendum, “I ativity and features don’t take any com- a local toy-maker, mission.” who is often on the I’m sure that my premises, someface belied my sur- times whittling and prise as she ex- painting and at other plained that she times, minding the believed that local store. talent needed to be Eliza’s Antiques appreciated and en- and Art is absolutecouraged and what ly worth a visit — a better way to do so chance to discover than to offer an at- the very thing that tractive, local venue you always knew you in which to display needed but could and to sell the art- never find, a chance istry that was being to discover local artiproduced. sans, and a chance to *** support the propriHer fascinating etor who is so genershop is located on ously supporting our Willow Street and community.

Try one of our NEW Pizza’s, the

Porker! Applesauce, Tomatoes, Mushrooms, Pulled Pork, Red Onions, Pineapple


Robyn Gerland


Roberts Street Pizza 20 Roberts Street

Hotline 250-245-1119

CHURCH DIRECTORY Attend regularly the church of your choice Welcome to

The Nanaimo & District Hospital Foundation needs your help to purchase Surgical Head Lights for the two new Operating Rooms at Nanaimo Regional General Hospital.

St. Mary’s Catholic Church 1149 Fourth Ave, Ladysmith, 250-245-8221

Family Worship Service Sundays 10:30 am

A surgical headlight is essential for a surgeon to be able to see accurately while performing delicate surgical procedures.

(Nursery & Children’s classes available) Mid - week groups for Children, Preteens, Teens and Adult Life Studies

1135 - 4th Avenue Ladysmith, BC

Mass Times: Sat. 5:00 pm Sun. 9:00 am 250-245-3414 Father Anthony Gonsalves, OFM

Hall Rentals Available 250-245-2077

Inclusive - Diverse - Vibrant

$3,880 each

381 Davis Road

March 22, 2015

One Lifetime. One Hospital. The Nanaimo & District Hospital Foundation 102-1801 Bowen Rd. Nanaimo, BC V9S 1H1


Donate Securely online at


9am & 11am Guest Speaker

Ladysmith First United Church Sunday Service including Sunday school at 10:30 am

Healing Pathway

Kent Anderson President of Northwest Bible Seminary

1st & 3rd Tuesdays, 6-8 pm

Rev Maxine Pirie 232 High Street 250-245-2183

16 Tuesday, March 17, 2015 Ladysmith Chemainus Chronicle


Come on


For your Banners. Posters, Pictures,Etc!

whats NEW this week @ AT LIVE MUSIC

Day Sale day

ur t a S , y Frida unday &S 22 , 1 2 , 20 March

IN! See


Green Giant Frozen

Vegetables 3

750 grams

Day Sale

2/ 5 $


Liquid Laundry Detergent

Beautiful Bloooms

Artistically Arranged

2.21 litres, limit 2 total

Bouquets & Lena Arrangements for Every Occasion Birtwistle


Friday, March 18 7:00pm

• graduation • anniversary • Mother’s Day Serving locally roasted coffee, • birthday soup & sandwiches, fresh-baked treats, free WiFi, and • justmusic! because

15 & up


Bloooms Direct Line 250-245-3344

LADYSMITH CHEMAINUS Your Island Community Grocers since 1977


This month:

Day Sale

2/ 5 $

Cashmere Ultra Luxe

Bathroom Tissue 2 ply double roll 8 roll, limit 2


Day Sale





1020 1st Avenue

3055 Oak Street

1824 Cedar Road

550 Cairnsmore Street





Open Daily from 7:30 am - 9:00 pm 100% Locally Owned & Operated • We deliver! (See store for details) We reserve the right to limit quantities • Pictures for illustrative purposes only

Visit us on the web

Ladysmith Chronicle, March 17, 2015  

March 17, 2015 edition of the Ladysmith Chronicle

Ladysmith Chronicle, March 17, 2015  

March 17, 2015 edition of the Ladysmith Chronicle