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Relocated raccoons kill pet chicken flock Craig Spence the chronicle
Loggers sports a huge hit Craig Spence the chronicle
The driving force behind the Sept. 6 loggers sports exhibition put on at the Transfer Beach Amphitheatre, Coun. Duck Paterson, hopes this year’s event will be a springboard for a bigger, better competition in 2016. “The feedback that I got is everybody was really, really happy,” Paterson said. A crowd of 2,000 showed up for the exhibition, which included events like pole climbing, hand sawing, chain sawing and axe throwing. Paterson said the crowd would have been bigger, but that rain earlier in the day may have discouraged attendance. It’s been five years since a loggers sporting event has been held in Ladysmith. The
Sept. 6 exhibit, which was sponsored by Otter Point Timber, featured four loggers. As well as entertaining the crowd, it raised more than $4,000 for the 2015 Tour de Rock Cops for Cancer fundraiser. Paterson said there’s an interest from competitors as well as spectators to see the show come back next year. “I know the fallers that competed were really impressed with the town,” he said. His goal now is to have a full-scale loggers sports competition held in Ladysmith, rather than an exhibition. “That’s the goal,” Paterson said. A day long event with up to 20 competitors is what he envisions. “It’s just taking what we did for the two-and-ahalf hours and blowing it up into a full day,” he said. See Loggers Sports, Page 3
Loggers sports were a big hit with the crowd of 2,000 that flocked to the Transfer Beach Amphitheatre Sept. 6 to watch events like the two-man handsaw race and the pole climbing event. Organizer Coun. Duck Paterson hopes Ladysmith can build on that success.
A woman whose flock of chickens was decimated by raccoons believes the culprits were trapped in Ladysmith then released near her home on Shell Beach Road. Emile Rice said the incident took place about six weeks ago, and that she and her neighbours are devastated by the violent way her ‘pets’ were killed. She and her family have been raising chickens ‘free-range’ in their yard for years, and have never had a problem. “They were just my pets,” Rice said. “Everybody used to come down and feed them.” But in one night the whole flock was killed, including her favourite, a 15 year-old rooster named Big. She was told later that someone had released a large number of raccoons in the area, and she has since seen raccoons prowling near her property and on the beach, something she’s never seen before. Rice said she’s not going to start a new flock. “I’m scared to replace them because the raccoons are still here,” she said. Manager of the Nanaimo BC SPCA Branch Leon Davis said it’s illegal to track and relocate raccoons or other forms of wildlife. “That’s one of the biggest concerns for us,” he said. “You’re upsetting the wildlife balance of that area.” Relocated animals can carry diseases; they would not be familiar with food locations in the areas they are transported to; if they’re mothers, they may have young left behind, who would starve; or they might dislocate wildlife already in the area. The injunction against relocating them would come as little comfort to raccoons, however. The proper procedure with trapped raccoons is euthanization. Not only is euthanization an outcome some people might find unpalatable, it can also be expensive to do properly and legally. Davis said it could cost between $150 and $200 to properly euthanize a raccoon. See Raccoons, Page 3
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Ladysmith Council reschedules meetings The Town of Ladysmith has shuffled its meeting dates, extending the summer break and avoiding a clash with the Oct. 19 federal election. A meeting of council and the Municipal Services Committee has been rescheduled from Sept. 21 to Sept. 28, extending council’s summer break from five weeks to six. An Oct. 5 council meeting has been rescheduled to Oct. 13. Council’s Oct. 19 meeting has been cancelled. Council gets back on track Nov. 2, with its regularly scheduled meeting, then meets: Nov. 16, Dec. 7 and winds up its 2015 calendar Dec. 21. For meeting agendas and minutes you can visit ladysmith.ca or call 250-245-6400.
Election opponents question timing, sincerity of the announcement Craig Spence the chronicle
Ken Hiebert was out on First Avenue Saturday, Sept. 12 encouraging passers by to pledge donations for a group that wants to help a Syrian family emigrate to Canada. See more on the Ladysmith-Chemainus Chronicle’s Facebook page.
Loggers sports a hit From Page 1 To do that will require more sponsorships for prize money and other expenses. Paterson said the idea is to pay for the event through sponsorships so that the admissions revenues can continue to go the Tour de Rock. “I’m hoping that we can continue it as a
Prize pot grows in Legion draw The pot in a Legion card draw has topped $1,200, Diane West reports. Whoever pulls the Ace of Hearts first from a diminishing deck will win the money, with a draw conducted at 8 p.m. each Saturday. Members and guests get to put their names in the pot every half hour from 3 p.m. on, and whoever’s name is drawn at 8 p.m. gets to pull a card. The pot grows by $40 every week.
Courtenay-Alberni Conservative candidate John Duncan, accompanied by Nanaimo-Ladysmith candidate Mark MacDonald, announced Thursday, Sept. 10, that a “re-elected Conservative government will provide the required financial support to establish the Island Ferries proposal.” Island Ferry Services Ltd. is a private company that wants to establish passenger-only service Conservative candidates John Duncan and Mark MacDonald announced between Nanaimo and down- support for passenger-only ferry service between Nanaimo and Vancouver town Vancouver using high at a news conference Sept. 10. Photo submitted speed vessels, capable of whisking 376 passengers between the of the announcement. “I think we are trying to do for Nanaimo Island and Vancouver’s SeaBus this is too little, too late from the and Vancouver Island,” it says. Conservatives,” he said. “This “Island Ferries goal has been terminal in 68 minutes. The total cost of the project is is cheap electioneering. If they and continues to be to establish not clear, although it has been believed in this, why didn’t they a service in demand by 90+% of Nanaimo residents. And, having estimated at over $60 million in bring it forward sooner.” Comments quoted in the worked with the current governsome reports. Duncan did not peg the amount of federal money Nanaimo Bulletin suggest Island ment for 13 months, are seeing that would be provided, but did Ferry Services is banking on that work come to some sort of mention during an announce- connections within the Conser- fruition.” NDP Nanaimo-Ladysmith canment at the Vancouver Island vative Party of Canada. “We still have the election be- didate Sheila Malcolmson also Conference Centre that Island fore the funding comes, but this weighed in on the issue. Ferries is seeking $14 million. “I consider that a reasonable is a significant step,” said Stew- ““I want to see the foot ferry ask,” he is quoted in the Nanaimo art Vinnels, an Island Ferries ex- proposal succeed and I will Bulletin. “There’s a huge private ecutive. “It’s a significant com- work for that if elected,” she mitment and we know where said. sector investment involved.” “For far too long, coastal comIsland Ferry Services spokes- our friends are on that.” Commentary on the timing of munities have faced the chalperson Dave Marshall said 82 percent of the project funding the announcement has also ap- lenges of a major transportation will come from the private sec- peared on Island Ferry Service’s infrastructure deficit under the Facebook page. Harper Conservatives.” tor. Posted Laura Currie: “Is Island She noted the disparity beTopping up the funding with federal money makes sense, Ferries staying politically neu- tween funding for ferry services Duncan said. “This service will tral on this or is Island Ferries on the west and east coasts. The be a real game-changer for Van- backing the Conservative can- federal government kicks in didate? I assume Island Ferries about $28 million for ferry sercouver Island.” Some are wondering which would accept the same type of vices in B.C. says a Union of BC Municipalities study, or $1.40 game the Conservatives are pledge from the NDP or Libs?” A later post by Island Ferry Ser- per passenger; on the east coast trying to change with their announcement in the midst of a vices said it wanted to avoid any the feds provide $493 per paspolitical commentary, and that senger. federal election. “What I’d love to see is Stephen Green candidate in the Nanai- it would remove any comments Harper and the out-going MP, mo-Ladysmith riding Paul Manly that strayed into politics. said he supports passenger-only, “While Island Ferries appreci- John Duncan, explain why BC high speed ferry service. “It ates the political debate and gets such little support combanter, IFSL prefers our FB pared to Atlantic Canada,” Malmakes a lot of sense,” he said. But Manly questions the timing page remain focused on what colmson said.
fund-raiser for the Tour de Rock,” he said. A full-scale competition would be less costly if it could be timed to run in conjunction with competitions that already take place on the Island, including Nanaimo. “We are going to have it,” Paterson said of a 2016 event.
Raccoons blamed From Page 1 Disregarding the laws around trapping, relocating and euthanizing raccoons can lead to fines and even jail time, he said. Davis was surprised a large number of raccoons could be trapped and held in captivity for release because rac-
coons do not take well to being caged. People who want to keep chickens should ensure they are in a secure, raccoon-proof coop, he said. They should also keep the area as clean as possible from scraps and other materials that attract raccoons.
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If you’re in for a spot of good fun, you’ll want to take in Margaret Raether’s adaptation of P.G. Wodehouse’s Jeeves Intervenes, playing at the Chemainus Theatre until Oct. 3. Bernard Cuffling, as the ever so dry and unflappable Jeeves, is the unperturbable centre of gravity around which this comedy – which runs the gambit from witty to slapstick – turns. He is the mastermind, who steers Ber- Bernard Cuffling, as Jeeves, and Warren Bain, as Bertie Wooster, had the audience at tie Wooster (Warren Chemainus Theatre laughing Sept. 11. The play runs to Oct. 3. Bain) and Eustace Bassington-Bassing- dime (or sixpence if Cuffling, Bain, Little, thing comforting about ton (Seth Little) out of you please) and shift Hutt and the rest of the constant, calm and their lifestyle threat- the affections of Ger- the cast – Brian Linds efficient presence of ening scrapes. trude Winklesworth- as Sir Rupert, and his butler Jeeves,” DiSet in high-society Pipps (Olivia Hutt) Barbara Pollard as rector Ian Farthing London during the from his old school Aunt Agatha – strike writes in his program roaring 20’s, some of chum to himself. a humorous balance note. the humour is dated. Jeeves Intervenes is between exaggerat- “Watching them, it But you can’t help the kind of play that ing the mannerisms of helps us feel that no laughing at the pick- requires skill to car- high-society London, matter what goes les Bertie and Eu- ry off. It depends to while building an in- wrong in the world, it stace get themselves some degree on the stantaneous affection can always be fixed – into, the one trying to audience – particu- between the audience with a few chuckles Subscribe Subscribe to evade the pinchers of larly a 21st Century and their characters. along the way.” to matrimonial and pat- audience – being able “There’s something At least for a couple 250-245-2277 rimonial responsibil- to suspend disbelief endearing about the of250-245-2277 hours, sitting in a Includes Includes ity; the other trying to and empathize with innocence of Bertie comfy theatre seat in $ $ online online access access lead the high-life on a the actors. Wooster and some- Chemainus.
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Literary salons engaging readers
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Talking about the books you’ve read is almost as important as reading them in the first place. That’s why author Shelley Leedahl, who has written eleven books, is bringing literary salons into vogue – she wants to add the adjective ‘interactive’ to the description of literary soirees. “I want a conversation, not a typical literary event, where the writer does all the talking,” she said. So for the last year or so, since her newest book I Wasn’t Always Like This was published, she’s been either hosting or getting others to host salons, where 12 or more people get together, mingle, listen to a reading, then talk. “It’s meant to be an entertaining, but meaningful evening,” she said. “I think we all have an intrinsic need to hear stories and to tell them.” Leedahl believes books these days have to compete with a plethora of other forms of story-telling and communicating, and that amid the incessant chatter of mobile phones, TV’s and radios, we’ve lost something precious, which engaging literary events can restore… The art of conversation. “I think conversation is missing in our world,” she said. We may talk a lot, and be buzz bombed with everything from tweets, to YouTube tirades, to texts, to emails. But the give and take of true, intimate conversation is missing. So she kick starts dialogue at her salon readings by passing round a jar full of slips participants draw from, each piece of paper posing an open ended question. The person who draws the question first responds to it, then engages in dialogue with the group. The questions emerge from the stories Leedahl reads, but the responses go far beyond the bounds of what’s on the page. “For the most part people open up, even the ones who are reticent at first,” Leedahl said. There’s laughter, intensity, even tears as participants interpret what they have read through the lenses of their own experience. “From my perspective there’s much more value when you think about what you’re reading,” she said. “We all bring something to a book.” And that’s what a salon brings out. Skillful reading rewards us with deep, personalized meaning. It’s a participatory, almost collaborative experience conveyed through metaphor, pacing, point of view, and always feeling. The reader has to be involved in the story. “I think
Please be advised of the following changes to the schedule of Regular Meetings for the Town of Ladysmith Council: 1. September 21 Council Meeting and Municipal Services Committee Meeting: Rescheduled to Monday, September 28 at 3:30 p.m. Salons enrich reading says author Shelley Leedahl that just gives you a much richer reading experience,” Leedahl says. “It’s all about the human heart.” To book a literary salon with Leedahl through her publisher contact Karen at firstname.lastname@example.org. Leedahl also offers writing workshops, and will be holding her ‘inaugural’ in Ladysmith Wednesday, Sept. 30 from 7 to 8:30 p.m. at 22-941 Malone Road in Ladysmith. Called Reaching for the Moon, the workshop costs $25, and will be open to a limited number of people. Register by Nov. 25 by emailing email@example.com.
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Your Words “The feedback that I got is everybody was really, really happy... I’m hoping that we can continue it as a fund-raiser for the Tour de Rock” Coun. Duck Paterson, Page 1 / Speaking about Loggers Sports in Ladysmith
Bill Tilland and Nairne Culver at the Kiwi Cove Community Garden this spring – fresh veggies donated to the food bank. According to the national organization, Food Banks Canada, 850,000 people use food banks each month and 37 percent of those people are children. Here in Ladysmith, over 300 people come for food for their families each week. Ladysmith Food Bank will be serving their clients this week fully aware of the needs in our community. Ladysmith took part in the Hunger Count in March 2015. The results are not published yet, but the results of the 2014 count are available for your consideration. This week our Food Bank will help by bagging non-perishable food for singles, couples, families and large families on Monday. Volunteers will cheerfully greet our clients on Tuesday offering them a choice of fresh produce from Kiwi Cove Gardens and day-old bread and pastries from local stores to go with their bags of food. You could help Ladysmith Food Bank by giving non-perishable food to the box in one of our local churches or a bin at a local grocery store. You could drop off money or food at the Ladysmith Resources Centre. Your money will triple in value due to the strategic purchasing of case lots and sales. Ladysmith Food Bank is very grateful for all the help you give to our hungry neighbours. Caroline Davidson, Food Bank PR Convenor Ladysmith 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 1-888-6872213 or go to www.bcpresscouncil.org.
Committing sociology is not a crime letters Editor: Remember when Mr. Trudeau was accused of “committing sociology” when he suggested we look at the “root causes” behind terrorist attacks? Seems like Harper now shares an affinity for sociology in claiming we must acknowledge the “root causes” behind the Syrian crisis, ideologically predetermined by himself to be “Islamic terror”/ISIS, against whom only military efforts can prevail. However if he were to commit serious sociology he would learn that Syria suffered from an unprecedented four year drought from 2006 to 2010 that destroyed 60 percent of its farms, killed 80 percent of its livestock, and drove a million and a half rural Syrians into the overcrowded cities where they combined with another million and a half Iraqi refugees fleeing war.
Poverty, inequality, overcrowding, corrupt and inept leadership exploded into an ongoing civil war in 2011. There have been many forecasts that climate change would lead to mass migrations from areas that could no longer feed their human populations leading to social unrest, chaos. The severity and duration of the drought in Syria and surrounding areas suggests that climate change is to blame and will become worse. If Canada were to take climate change seriously and do its part to reduce GHG’s we may be able to mitigate future desperate migrations. Right now we could do our part by quickly taking in more refugees, signing the UN Arms Trade Treaty to help control the spread of lethal weapons to rogue regimes and learning the lesson that sociology teaches; war does not make anything better. Liz Fox, Lantzville
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Courage is Terry Fox’s lasting legacy Just Add Water! Runners, cyclists, all sorts of participants take to the track Sunday, Sept. 20 for the 35th Terry Fox Run - target set at $8,000 Craig Spence the chronicle
If every resident of Ladysmith chipped in one dollar, the community would raise more than $8,000 for the 35th Annual Terry Fox Run Sept. 20. They would also realize Terry’s dream, on a local scale, of raising a dollar for each Canadian during his 1980 Marathon of Hope. That’s the challenge that has been posed to municipal colleagues by the mayors Ron Stewart of Coquitlam; Mike Clay, Port Moody; and Greg Moore, Port Coquitlam. “We officially challenge you and your community to raise $1 for each resident in the place you call home,” says their release on the Terry Fox web site. Mayor Aaron Stone is urging people to get on board for Sunday, Sept. 20 at 11 a.m. when Ladysmith’s Terry Fox Run sets out from the Frank Jameson Community Centre (registration begins at 10 a.m.). A 2.5 kilometre route will be staked out and partici-
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This summer we experienced impacts of climate change first hand in the form of drought, wild fires and record heat, a wake up call for many. I personally garnered a deep appreciation for every drop of water and spent most of my summer tangled up in hoses! This unprecedented situation has ignited a sense of urgency in regards to future food security and local food production. The Regional District of Nanaimo is inviting area residents, and members of the farming community with an interest in agriculture, to a series of Open Houses to hear about and provide feedback on potential changes. Check growingourfuture.ca for the nearest location to you. Today the majority of the world’s food comes from just 20 crops, in just 8 plant families. Modern day farming, based on monocultures, is vulnerable to rapidly changing climate and results in soil erosion and the increasing use of toxic chemicals to
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Issue Summary #6 - Protecting Our Coasts
A jurisdictional tangle is making it impossible for anyone to take action when BC’s coastlines and harbours are threatened; and too easy for everyone to avoid responsibility. In Ladysmith we have the example of the Viki Lyne II, a derelict, abandoned vessel that is an eyesore and a serious environmental threat to the shellfish, tourism and recreational boating industries here. Ladysmith is not alone. B.C. is not alone. Many Canadian coastal communities can tell similar stories of abandoned, derelict vessels left to rust and rot in their harbours. Are there steps you believe the federal government should take to better manage the issue of abandoned and derelict vessels? Is there a need to coordinate the actions of federal departments on this issue? Should the federal government be working more closely with provincial, regional and municipal levels of government in a coordinating role?
Tim Tessier Liberal What has been missing over the past 10 years is the commitment to take action and work together to clean up abandoned and derelict vessels. Unfortunately, the Harper decade has taken us backwards, placing our environment at greater risk and squandering economic opportunities. While Transport Canada expects a report to determine possible solutions to be completed some time this year, I feel it is way past due. It is not acceptable that this problem persists. As your Member of Parliament I am committed to work with local and provincial officials to establish a plan for cleaning up the mess and establishing the right penalties to prevent it from happening again. Protected marine areas are critical to protecting Canadian ecosystems, and also our economic well-being. These areas help fish stocks recover, support eco-tourism, protect coastlines from erosion, and protect species at risk. We will increase the amount of Canada’s marine and coastal areas that are protected from 1.3 percent to 10 percent by 2020. We will also reverse the $40 million that was cut from the federal government’s ocean science and monitoring programs. We will develop plans that not only make best use of our marine resources, but also give coastal communities more say
in managing the re- waters from the Viki sources around them. Lyne II in Ladysmith, An important first to reduce the threat step will be the for- to the environment malization of the mor- from the derelict fishatorium on crude oil ing vessel. There was tanker traffic on Brit- no report of oil in the ish Columbia’s North water – the action Coast to ensure that was preventative and ecologically sensitive proactive. The Coast areas and local econ- Guard is continuing omies are protected to monitor the Viki from the potentially Lyne II situation. devastating impacts There are four other of a spill. possible solutions for Ladysmith Harbour that require the participation of other levels of government, including a joint effort with the Town of Ladysmith and Stz’uminus First Nation to approach the Province that could provide an almost immediate solution. MP Weston’s bill, which imposes perMark MacDonald sonal responsibilConservative ity on derelict vessel Derelict vessels are owners, is a good a serious problem in start. the Nanaimo-Ladywww.markmacdonsmith riding, and I ald.ca have been personally working on this issue since March. In June, MP John Weston (West Vancouver-Sunshine CoastSea to Sky Country) introduced a Private Member’s Bill to counter the increasing problem of abandoned vessels in our coastal waters. The Prohibition of Abandoned Vessels Paul Manly bill, for the first time, Green creates the possibilThe long-running ity that a person who problem of derelict abandons a vessel and abandoned vesmay be subject to jail sels on our coasts will time and fines of up only be solved with to $100,000. the cooperation of all The work reflects levels of government. input from mayors, Right now both the councillors, boaters, federal and provinand other leaders in cial governments are BC’s coastal com- refusing to take remunities, with whom sponsibility for estabWeston has been lishing and/or enforcworking to develop ing regulations that policies and laws to would protect our deal with the prob- coast from these envilem. Transport Cana- ronmental hazards. da had as of last year This kind of jurisdicidentified 245 boats tional wrangling leads that might be deemed to inaction. We need “abandoned.” a way to facilitate coLast October, the Ca- operation between nadian Coast Guard our governments. The contracted the re- Green Party’s proposal moval of 20,000 litres for a Council of Caof oil, sludge and oily nadian Governments
would do just that, ment that our region’s with federal, provincial, ecology is central to municipal and First building strong coastNations governments al communities. working together to As Chair of the find solutions to com- Islands Trust, I’ve mon problems such as called on the federal derelict vessels. government for more The Green Party than five years to take stands by the prin- action on derelict vesciple that polluters sels. must pay and be held I’ve attended local responsible for their government convenactions. Registration, tions and led delegainsurance and vessel tions of as many as safety codes should 19 municipal governbe in place to ensure ments to lobby the that boat owners are Harper government. in compliance with I’ve spoken out in the standards neces- media, pushing for a sary to protect our permanent, comprecoast. hensive, coast-wide We also believe we solution that includes have a duty to prevent the principles of harm when we have polluter-pay, product the power to do so, stewardship, and fiand would empower berglass recycling. the Canadian Coast It has been the reGuard to take action sponsibility of the in situations where Harper government to vessels have been take the lead on this abandoned in sub- issue - and they have standard conditions consistently refused. and pose a threat to Instead of taking the environment. action on the Coast As your Green Party Guard’s strong recMP I will work coop- ommendations, Steeratively, across party phen Harper cut lines, to introduce Coast Guard staff legislation that holds and closed stations. owners of derelict Instead of cooperatvessels responsible, ing across party and empowers Transport i n t e r- g o v e r n m e n t Canada and the Coast lines, the Harper govGuard to take action, ernment voted down and provides them MP Jean Crowder’s with the necessary derelict vessel bill. funding to deal with Instead of ending the derelict and aban- one-oil-spill-at-a-time doned vessels before approach of all past they cause environ- federal governments mental disasters. with strong leadership, Stephen Harper’s government gutted funding for oil spill preparation, response coordination and collaborative practice. I have seen, firsthand, true leadership on derelict vessels in Norway and in Washington State - so I know it can be done, and done well. As MP in an NDP Sheila Malcolmson government, I will NDP work with local I am very familiar community and inwith the issue of der- digenous leaders to elict vessels. I know implement a comprefrom my degree in hensive, coast-wide environmental stud- solution to derelict ies, my small business vessels and to restore and tourism back- our ability to effecground, and my expe- tively prevent and rience in local govern- clean up oil spills.
The Trans Pacific Partnership hurts us The Trans Pacific Partnership (TPP), a proposed international trade agreement between Canada and 11 other nations, is a bad deal for Canadians and deserves far more scrutiny. The TPP will limit our access to generic drugs, erode health, labour, safety, consumer and Paul Manly environmental standards, Green threaten the viability of the CBC and Canada Post, and end Canadian content rules for culture industries. The TPP could also have negative consequences for forestry jobs on Vancouver Island. A leaked memo from Canada’s Foreign Affairs department reveals the TPP could result in the elimination of forestry tariffs to B.C., removing or significantly modifying control of raw log exports. The export of raw logs from BC has led to mill closures and devastating job losses. The priority of our governments should be to create favourable conditions for value-added industries that employ Canadian workers. Locking Canada into trade agreements that will only increase raw resource exports is a sell out. The Green Party is the only Canadian party that fully opposes the TPP. The Conservatives and Liberals support it, and NDP leader Tom Mulcair is “enthusiastically in favour.” What makes the TPP so dangerous is that it gives corporations additional rights and powers, while limiting those of governments and citizens. The negotiations are being carried out in secret, with input from corporations, but none from labour, environmental, health, safety or consumer groups. Leaked documents are giving some insight into its breadth and scope. The Intellectual Property chapter would extend patents on pharmaceuticals. This would delay generic drugs from coming on the market and cost Canadians billions in extra drug costs. That would have drastic effects in developing countries, where generic drugs mean the difference between life and death for millions of people. The anti-democratic Investor State Dispute Settlement provisions in the TPP give foreign corporations the right to sue Canada for loss of potential profit. This means that laws protecting labour, health, safety, consumer and environmental standards could all trigger challenges decided by corporate lawyers in secret tribunals, and cost taxpayers dearly. Canadians have already paid out hundreds of millions under the Investor State Dispute Settlement provisions of NAFTA, and an additional $6 billion in disputes is on the table. Another leaked document states that a “majority of TPP countries” have agreed that state-owned enterprises will have to “act on the basis of commercial considerations.” This means that the CBC and Canada Post would have to operate as for-profit corporations, which would severely undermine their mandate to benefit and serve Canadians. The TPP could put an end to the Canadian content rules that have helped to establish Canadian music, TV and film talent and could allow for the foreign take-over of the Canadian telecom industry. The Green Party supports fair trade that puts Canadian sovereignty and democracy above the rights of corporations, and allows governments to act in the best interests of citizens. As your Green MP I will vigorously oppose deals such as the TPP that threaten our democratic rights. Paul Manly is the International Trade and Investment critic for the Green Party of Canada.
Ladysmith Chemainus Chronicle Tuesday, September 15, 2015 11 Staff at the Island Savings Credit Union squared off in a cake challenge recently, each designing a creation that not only looked delicious, but represented their community. Insurance Agent Lee Webster and Teller Sam Olaussen overlook their edible model of Chemainus, which was on display in their branch Saturday, Sept. 12. In the scene is the Chemainus Theatre, Waterwheel Square, and the yellow footprints guiding people through the town’s famous mural tour. Ladysmith and Duncan tied for first place in the contest, Ladysmith with a rendition of the Festival of Lights. Craig Spence
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• The more Cooks in the Kitchen, the better. The Ladysmith Resources Centre Association is offering its popular program for youth aged 12 to 16 on Sept. 18 and Oct. 2, 9 at 9 a.m. and 1:15 p.m. Participants will: gain hands-on cooking experience, learn about nutrition, learn about sanitation, and prepare food to take home to their families. Call 250-245-3079 to register. Sponsored by Save On Foods, donations welcome. • The 35th Annual Terry Fox Run for Cancer Research will be held Sunday, Sept. 20 at Frank Jameson Community Centre. Race at 11 a.m. (registration begins 10 a.m.)
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• The Chemainus Branch 191 of the Royal Canadian Legion will be holding a Denim and Diamonds Country Dance, Saturday, Sept. 19, 8 p.m. Tickets cost $20 and include a chili and cornbread meal. There will be prizes for the Best Dressed Country Outfit; a photo booth (Forget Me Not Photography); and a raffle. Details at 250-246-4532 or 250-246-3133.
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Learning to play music benefits young and old in many ways, according to studies.
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The halls will be alive to the sound of music at the Nanaimo Conservatory, and you are invited to take some of it in at their open house Sept. 26, 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. at 375 Selby Street. Everyone is invited to a ‘special educational and entertaining, fun afternoon of musical • The next 15 Minutes of Infamy takes place Sept. 24 from 7 to 10 discovery’ says Kathleen Darby, the Conservap.m. at the Waterfront Gallery, 610 Oyster Bay Road (NOTE THIS IS A tory’s executive director. “There will be performances, refreshments, CHANGE OF VENUE). A forum for word craft artisans – poets, story demonstrations and fantastic prizes.” tellers, singer/songwriters, short fiction writers, non-fiction writers, The Conservatory offers lessons for adults and others – performers have up to 15 minutes to present prepared original material ‘before a rapt audience.’ Registration is required for and children, and no matter what age, the benperformers. There’s a cover charge of $5 for audience members. For efits of musical training go beyond the joys and more information or to register as a performer contact Ian at: cybe- skills of playing. “It is well established that music lessons email@example.com, 250-734-1066 (text). Of visit 15-Minutes-of-Infamy at prove academic skills, short and long term Facebook.com. memory and also help to cultivate social skills • The Cowichan Therapeutic Riding Association is looking to ‘feed while boosting self-esteem,” Darby notes. the herd for a year’ with the proceeds from its 2015 Round Up Party! “A recent study by the University of Vermont The shindig takes place Sept. 26 at the Eagles Hall, 2965 Boys Road, College of Medicine demonstrated that music Duncan. Tickets are $20, and can be purchased at the CTRA office lessons in children assist with emotional and 1843 Tzouhalem Road, Duncan or online via ctra.ca/events/2015- behavioural maturation.” round-up. Lessons are available for all ages from babies • Ladysmith Tour de Rock is looking for volunteers to get their head through to seniors. “All levels of experience shaved on Sept. 28 when the Tour de Rock rides into town for their are welcome, from complete beginners to adannual trek down the island. There is a fundraising component to the vanced,” Darby says. You can find out more at 250-754-4611 or visit head shaves as well. If you are interested in volunteering, or want the Nanaimo Conservatory of Music website at more information, call Duck Paterson at 250-245-2263. • The Tour de Rock riders will arrive at Tim Hortons Monday, Sept. www.ncmusic.ca. 28 at 2 p..m. and be piped up to First Ave., arriving at the Ladysmith & District Credit Union at about 2:10 p.m. There will be cheque presentations, a few quick speeches and a chance for people to mingle with the riders. • Breakfast with the Tour de Rock Team - Chemainus, Tuesday, Sept. 29 from 7:30 a.m. - 9 a.m. This fundraising breakfast is a chance to chat with the 2015 Tour de Rock riders and hear their stories about how the Tour has gone so far. The breakfast takes place at the Royal Canadian Legion Chemainus, 9775 Chemainus Road. Tickets are $20, available at the Legion and the 49th Parallel, Chemainus. All proceeds go to: local pediatric cancer support services, sending Vancouver Island kids to Camp Goodtimes, and pediatric cancer research. • Want to get up to speed on what the candidates are saying as election day approaches Oct. 19? Then book two hours for the Federal Election All-Candidates Forum, Oct. 8 from 7 to 9 p.m. at Aggie Hall in Ladysmith. Put on by the Ladysmith Chamber of Commerce, this will be your chance to find out what Sheila Malcolmson (NDP), Paul Manly (Green), Mark McDonald (Conservative), and Tim Tessie (Liberal) and their parties stand for. Everyone is welcome. Aggie hall is located at 1110 First Ave in Ladysmith.
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NOTICE TO CREDITORS AND OTHERS Re: The estate of Angela Johanne Fletcher, a.k.a. Angeline Fletcher a.k.a. Angeline Johanne Fletcher, deceased, formerly of 871 Dunsmuir Crescent, Ladysmith, BC, V9G 1N7 Creditors and others having claims against the estate of Angela Johanne Fletcher, a.k.a. Angeline Fletcher a.k.a. Angeline Johanne Fletcher are hereby notiďŹ ed under section 38 of the Trustee Act that particulars of their claims should be sent to the Executor, Gerry Clarke a.k.a. Gerald Robert Clarke at 516 Louise Road, Ladysmith, BC, V9G 1W7, on or before October 13, 2015, after which date the Executor will distribute the estate among the parties entitled to it, having regard to the claims of which the Executor then has notice.
PUBLIC NOTICE Notice is hereby given that to recover charges under the Warehouse Lien Act, the goods listed below will be sold on or after October 17th at 9 am. The person whose name appears above the goods listed below are liable to us for outstanding charges. Rod Johnston RE: 28â€™ Bayliner 2850 Sundancer pleasure boat hull# BLBB55CDD787 6K16564 Doug West Ladysmith Marine Services PO Box 2077, Ladysmith BC, V9G 1B5 1-250-714-6206
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With children back in school, drivers need to take a refresher in school zone rules of the road.
Tips for drivers to keep kids safe With children and youth back in school, the Canada Safety Council reminds drivers to be extra cautious on the roads during this busy time of year. â€œWe owe it to the young people in our communities to review and respect the rules around school zones,â€? says Jack Smith, president of the Canada Safety Council. â€œAs the summer break come to a close, remember that extra traffic on the road means increased likelihood of collisions.â€? Â Driving Tips to Keep Kids Safe 1. Reduce your speed. Be more careful in residential areas where children are present. Respect speed limits in school zones and playground zones. 2. Stop for school buses displaying the flashing red lights and the extended stop arm. In most cases, traffic in both directions must stop for school buses. Do not continue on until the flashing lights stop. 3. Obey crossing guards. 4. Never overtake other vehicles within a school zone or within a half block of any crosswalk. 5. Avoid U-turns and three-point turns in
school zones. Children can have a difficult time predicting these types of vehicle manoeuvers. 6. Give cyclists a wide berth (a minimum clearance of one metre is the rule in some jurisdictions). 7. Shoulder check before opening your vehicle door. 8. Leave extra time to reach your destination. 9. If you observe reckless driving or suspect a driver is impaired, pull over as soon as it is safe to do so, and report the incident to police by calling 911. 10. Choose public transit and active modes of transportation, if and whenever possible. One less car on the road makes the road that much safer for everyone. 11. If you must drive your children to school, let kids off away from traffic, usually that is the passenger side of the vehicle. 12. Walk a block. To help avoid vehicle congestion in the immediate vicinity of the school, consider parking a short distance away, and walk your kids the rest of the way. Road safety is everyoneâ€™s responsibility. Letâ€™s all do our part to keep kids safe this back-toschool season.
Six back-to-school tips for adult learners Children and teens arenâ€™t the only students purchasing new notebooks this fall. An increasing number of adults are also going back to school, according to SFU Continuing Studies, which offers professional development and personal growth programs, as well as degree completion for adult learners. Over the last five years, Continuing Studiesâ€™ registrations have climbed by 21 per cent to a total of 11,736 in 2014/2015. Adult students do face differ- Adult student Julia Goodwin is ent challenges than younger on her way back to school. counterparts, largely due to the greater responsibilities term-by-term, week-by-week, they juggle at home and at and day-by-day if need be. work. 2. Organize and schedule your Continuing Studiesâ€™ staff time members have helped thou- Be aware of how you spend sands of working adults fit your time. Where might you school into their busy family be more efficient? Is there and work lives. They offer six anything you can spend less tips for older learners return- time on, such as television, soing to school this fall: cial activities, or housework? 1. Plan ahead 3. Build a support team Make sure to plan your time Let others know what you are
doing and involve them by asking them to support you. Ask your children/partner to help you with household responsibilities and your studies. Your children can quiz you for a test. Your partner can read and respond to a paper. 4. Keep up and keep constant Keep up with your reading and review. Itâ€™s always harder to catch up than stay ahead. Instead of cramming, schedule several short study periods. Also, take things a step at a time. The little steps will get you there. 5. Good enough is excellent Donâ€™t set unrealistic expectations. Bâ€™s and Câ€™s are good grades. You donâ€™t need a single A to graduate. 6. Be an active student Get to know your professor. Go see him or her during office hours and introduce yourself. Think critically. Voice your thoughts and opinions. You have something to contribute.
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