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LADYSMITH’S LIGHT-UP LAUNCHES CHRISTMAS

Parade, fireworks wow 20,000 Light-Up 2015 ended with a spectacular fireworks display, capping the afternoon and evening of festivities that officially ushers in the Christmas season in Ladysmith, and points beyond. A crowd which topped 20,000 flocked to this year’s Festival of Lights opener, and you would have had a hard time not having a really good time at an event which draws bus loads from the Lower Mainland and points beyond. This is the 28th Festival of Lights, and every year the biggest event in Ladysmith’s calendar seems to get just a little bit better. Starting at 3

p.m. people thronged Aggie Hall, where a Christmas Craft Fair was open to shoppers; at the same time the traditional Community Spaghetti Dinner was being served in the Eagles Hall. At 4 p.m. street entertainers got the hands clapping and helped keep the cold at bay. At 6:30 p.m. Santa pulled the switch and lit up the town, which signaled the start of a great Kinsmen Parade down First Avenue. Things wound up with the lighting of the Chuck Perrin Christmas Tree, and then... WOW! More coverage on pages 8 & 9

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Candlelight vigil Dec. 6 for women victims of violence A candlelight vigil will be held Dec. 6 in Duncan as a reminder that violence against women remains a fact of life for many. Dec. 6 was the date in 1989 when 14 women were killed in the infamous attack on the Ecole Polytechnique in Montreal. The vigil will be held at the Sands Funeral Chapel, 187 Trunk Road in Duncan at 3 p.m. For more information email social. action@cwav.org. “We gather to memorialize those who have lost their lives in gender-based violence and to honour those who remain,” says a release from the Cowichan Women Against Violence Society.

RCMP warn of Internet scam RCMP are warning against yet another Internet scam, this one involving Apple’s iTunes platform. A Nanaimo man received an email listing transactions purportedly registered against his iTunes account. He was directed to click on a link if the charges were incorrect. After opening the link he was prompted to enter his credit card number, including his three digit security code, then his social insurance number, date of birth, and other personal information. He did so, and next day was contacted by his bank asking if he was withdrawing $9,000 on his credit card account. Fortunately in this case the bank was able to reverse the charges, but RCMP are reminding people never to provide credit card or personal information when asked to in an email.

North Cowichan Fire Department members aided in the search for a young man who drowned in Chemainus Lake Wednesday, Nov. 25. Craig Spence

What started out as a day of fish- ter also arrived to help with the ing on Chemainus Lake ended search. tragically for two Island men, A 22 year old Nanaimo resident when their canoe overturned. was able to make it to shore and North Cowichan/Duncan RCMP was treated at the scene by parawere called to Chemainus Lake at medics. But his companion, also a approximately 10:30 a.m. Wednes- 22 year old Island resident, drowned, day, Nov. 25, after receiving a re- his body being recovered at about 4 port of two men in the water. p.m. Chemainus Fire, Cowichan ValThe name of the victim has not yet ley Search and Rescue, and the been released by the Coroner’s OfRCMP Dive Team were called fice and RCMP are continuing their to the scene. An RCMP helicop- investigation into the tragic incident.

Wood smoke is a major health hazard in the Cowichan Valley Airshed protection strategy to be considered by CVRD this fall for 2016 Craig Spence the chronicle

the provincial average, and that the figures are not coming down here. “Certainly this is a municipality where a clean air bylaw would be beneficial,” he said. Jennifer Lawson of the Cowichan Fresh Air Team said, “Wood smoke is like tobacco smoke; there is no safe level for wood smoke.” Later she added, “Breathing wood smoke is smoking, we need legislative change.”

The seasonal image of wood smoke, curling from snow capped chimneys, as a comforting vision of home and hearth is something that has to be corrected as far as Cowichan Valley health officials and air quality advocates are concerned. In fact, wood smoke from homes and outdoor burning is a major health hazard that local governments have to begin educating people about and taking measures to mitigate. That was the message brought to North Cowichan council Wednesday, Nov. 18, by Vancouver Island Health Authority Medical Health Officer Dr. Paul Hasselback and others. Noting that Duncan and North Cowichan are among the municipalities whose airborne pollutants exJennifer Lawson ceed standards set by the province, Cowichan Hasselback said, “It would be nicer to be at the bottom of this list than Fresh Air Team at the top.” Of particular concern are minute particles contained in wood smoke labelled PM2.5, which stands for ‘particulate matter’ less than 2.5 micrometers in diameter – 100 times She called for bylaws that would: thinner than a human hair. • disallow fire places or wood These particles are so small they can pass directly through skin mem- stoves in new homes, or from being branes into the human blood stream, installed in existing homes; causing all kinds of health problems, • ban outdoor burning. Senior Environmental Analyst including cancer and heart disease. Because they are so minute, they with the Cowichan Valley Regional also remain in the atmosphere District Keith Lawrence, who made much longer than larger particles, a similar presentation to the Town of Ladysmith council in October, and can travel farther. Hasselback noted that Cowichan said wood stoves, fireplaces and Valley children are admitted to hos- open burning account for 76 per pital due to respiratory diseases at cent of the PM2.5 particles in the a rate 60 per cent higher here than Cowichan Valley’s atmosphere.

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Wood smoke is like tobacco smoke

The CVRD will be considering an air shed protection strategy this fall and winter, with the intent to implement it in 2016. Components of a strategy might include: • raising public awareness about the health effects of wood smoke; • providing information about best practices with wood burning devices; • alternatives to back yard burning like pick up or chipping services; • creation of an air shed protection round table to develop work plans and reporting procedures; Asked if a ban on wood stoves or outdoor burning could be in the offing, he said, “It’s looking at the incremental progress we can make.” Coun. Maeve Maguire responding to Lawson’s comment that incidences of cancer in households with wood burning stoves are 25 per cent higher than in other households asked if she was putting her family at risk by having a wood stove. The greatest comfort Hasselback could offer was the suggestion that a properly installed wood stove would be ‘less of a concern’ than an old, or improperly installed unit. Commenting on a suggestion that instead of an exchange program swapping old wood stoves for new units, North Cowichan should look at a program that would encourage switch overs to new, clean technologies like heat pumps, Mayor Jon Lefebure said his stance is changing. “I have come to the point where I agree with Ms. Lawson that I don’t feel good when we exchange an old wood stove for a new wood stove,” he said.

Destiny Raye Williams, 35, was last seen Nov. 19 enroute to Nanaimo.

RCMP ask for public assistance in search

Ladysmith RCMP are asking for the public’s help locating Ladysmith resident Destiny Raye Williams, 35, who was last seen on Nov. 19, and believed to be traveling from Ladysmith to Nanaimo. Her family are concerned, and have told police that it’s out of character for her to be out of contact for so long. Williams is caucasian, with long brown hair and blue eyes. She is 5’10” and weighs 130 lbs. She has several tattoos, including a prominent one on her right shoulder. She resides in Ladysmith but is known to visit both Nanaimo and Duncan. Police are very concerned for Williams’ well-being and are asking anyone who has any information about her whereabouts to contact Ladysmith RCMP at 250245-2215, with reference to File 2015-4183

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DECEMBER 2015 NOTICES & NEWS COUNCIL MEETING

Monday, December 7, Eagles Hall (921 1st Ave) at 7:00 p.m. and Monday, December 21, City Hall at 7:00 p.m.

MUNICIPAL SERVICES COMMITTEE Monday, December 21 at *5:30 p.m. *Please check www.ladysmith.ca or call 250.245.6400 to confirm time.

CITY HALL BUSINESS HOURS

Monday to Friday 9:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m. (except statutory holidays) 410 Esplanade (Corner of Trans Canada Highway and Roberts Street)

HOLIDAY CLOSURES

City Hall, Development Services, and Public Works will be closed December 25, 2015 to January 3, 2016 inclusive, reopening Monday, January 4, 2016. Please call 250.245.6424 for the Frank Jameson Community Centre holiday schedule.

YOUR GARBAGE / RECYCLING DAY IS CHANGING!

Following the Christmas and Boxing Day (observed December 28) statutory holidays, your collection day will be moving forward by 2 (TWO) days. A reminder that the current pick up schedule also has the 2016 schedule on the reverse side. If you need a new schedule you can pick one up at City Hall or the Frank Jameson Community Centre. You can also find your schedule on the Town’s website at: http:// www.ladysmith.ca/our-services/garbage-recycling.

SNOW REMOVAL In the event of a snowfall, the Town of Ladysmith will be responsible for clearing “heavily travelled” sidewalks along First Avenue and Dogwood Drive. For all other areas, property owners and residents are reminded you are required to clear snow and ice from the sidewalk in front of your premises. Removal should take place no later than 10:00 a.m. on each day of a snowfall. This will greatly help all pedestrians and add to the safety of the elderly and those with limited mobility. The Town will make every effort to keep major arterial and collector streets open, and to clear snow from as many residential streets as possible during snowfalls.

Members of the Ladysmith Health Care Auxiliary present a $25,000 cheque to Amber Adams (third from right) of the Nanaimo & District Hospital Foundation. The funds will help purchase one of two state-of-the-art CT Scanners the Foundation is currently fundraising for.

Health Care Auxiliary raises $25,000 for new CT Scanner

The Ladysmith Health Care Auxiliary continues to contribute to the health and wellness of their community. In November the group donated $25,000 to the Nanaimo & District Hospital Foundation’s campaign to raise $1 million to purchase one of two new CT Scanners for Nanaimo Regional General Hospital (NRGH). The new Scanners will dramatically decrease the amount of time it takes to scan a patient and the exposure to the radiation older machines create. Through sales at the Auxiliary Thrift Store, the group has been diligent in supporting local healthcare. Since 1997 they have given almost $335,000 to NRGH, reaching almost every area of the hospital. The Ladysmith Health Care Auxiliary Thrift Store is located at 910 1st Ave. Phone number is 250-245-5225. Hours are 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Monday to Saturday.

Thank you for your assistance in keeping our streets safe.

Sales in Effect

DOG LICENCES Dog owners are reminded that 2016 dog tags will be available starting December 1st. The Town offers a discount for early purchase. Fees are as follows: Neutered / Spayed Not Neutered or Spayed

Price Before February 1st $26 $44

Price after February 1st $36 $54

Licences (tags) are available at City Hall, 410 Esplanade during regular office hours, Frank Jameson Community Centre, 810 6th Avenue and Little Rascals, 416 First Avenue.

BOULEVARDS

Reminder to property owners that it is your responsibility to maintain the boulevards adjacent to your properties. This includes mowing and keeping them tidy. For more information please call City Hall at 250.245.6400 or Public Works at 250.245.6445.

HOMEOWNER GRANT

If you have not already done so, December 31st is the deadline to claim your homeowner grants for 2014 (retroactive) and 2015. Please contact the Tax Department at 250.245.6414, ext. 6206 for more information.

REMINDER

- ATVs and other motorized Vehicles are NOT allowed on any Town of Ladysmith Trails

THIRD QUARTER UTILITY BILLS Utility bills for July to September were due November 19, 2015. *Note* As per statutory requirement, outstanding utility fees not paid by December 31, 2015 will be transferred to property tax arrears.

PEERLESS ROAD RECYCLING CENTRE

The Peerless Road Recycling Centre - Winter hours: November 1 to March 31 – Wednesday, Saturday and Sunday 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. excluding statutory holidays. To view a list of items accepted, please go to: www. cvrd.bc.ca/documentcenter/view/62889

BURNING REGULATIONS

Please be reminded that no outdoor burning is NOT permitted within the Town of Ladysmith, with the exception of small cooking fires (no bigger than 0.5m sq.) such as a barbecue, fire pit or chiminea.

The Town of Ladysmith would like to wish everyone a safe and happy holiday season.

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Coats for Folks a seasonal fit

Town of Ladysmith NOTICE OF DISPOSITION OF TOWN OWNED LANDS

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It’s beginning to look a lot like Christmas inside 710 First Avenue in Ladysmith. That’s the home of Coats for Folks, a pop up, ‘department store’ where the merchandise is free for those in need, and where volunteer staff are ready to help shoppers find what fits. There’s a Men’s department, and a Women’s, a room where kids can get decked out, and another where parents can find toys to go under the Christmas Tree. The whole operation is set up in an unoccupied commercial space, which used to house an employment office. The layout is perfect – lots of Thelma Neale, Myf Plecas and Pat Brownfield display some of the rooms, with a desk at the front, goods on the racks at Coats for Folks in Ladysmith. allowing Coats for Folks to welcome people and invite “I worked in health care and went to his job interview.” The big reward for Plecas them into its ‘departments’ in I saw a lot of clients who had separate rooms. There’s also nothing, they had no clothes was hearing back that the space at the back for receiv- and I used to buy for them. newly attired seeker got his ing and sorting goods. Particularly at Christmas job. It doesn’t get much better than that, if you want to make It’s a busy place. Coats for time.” Folks is open Tuesday to FriSo a location that brings a difference in your commuday from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., and people together, at this time of nity. “I feel that, even though peocould be in operation through year especially, makes sense to February. as far as Plecas and the Coats ple are down, we still need to “The clientele are the com- for Folks volunteers are con- have respect for them, and we have to dress them and make munity,” Myf Plecas said, “and cerned. I can’t say more than that There are memorable mo- them feel as good as possible,” because we’ve got totally ments – like last year, when Plecas said. Volunteers are always wanteverybody who comes here. a fellow came in, looking for The clientele are people who an outfit he could go to a job ed at Coats for Folks. You can come here to get an item, and interview in. With that in mind, call Plecas at 250-245-3201 if you’re interested in helping. people who come to donate. Plecas set to work. Of course another way to “We encourage people to do- “What we try to do is to clothe nate, then look through and the person throughout,” Ple- contribute is to bring in qualtake something back,” she cas said. “We try to work with ity used clothing and gift added. their style, Subscribe towhat they like, and items for the Coats for Folks Subscribe to shelves, and for their ‘regiftWhy do Plecas and the other put together a whole outfit.” volunteers put in the time to In this case, the gentleman ing room’ where people who 250-245-2277 make Coats For Folks the 250-245-2277 suc- got a ‘beautiful tweed’ jacket, have received something that Includes cess it is. “Because I enjoy it,” $Haggar Includes pants, a ‘lovely shirt.’ doesn’t quite suit their tastes $ online online Plecas said. access “He justaccess gleamed, and off he or needs, can pass it on.

NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that pursuant to section 26(3) of the Community Charter the Town of Ladysmith intends to dispose of that part of land shown in heavy outline on Reference Plan EPP56180, dedicated as road on Plan VIP84843, District Lot 67, Oyster District, comprising 132.7 square metres, prepared by Douglas W. Holme, B.C.L.S., and completed on October 5, 2015, (the “Property”). The Town intends to transfer to Zenn Deveopments Ltd. a fee simple interest in the portion of the Property marked as “Area A” on the Sketch Plan prepared by J.E. Anderson & Associates on November 17, 2015, a reduced copy of which is in this Notice. Zenn Developments Ltd. is the owner of the property adjacent to Area A. Area A is approximately 1.5 metres wide. The Town intends to transfer a fee simple interest to John Edward Rothwell in the portion of the Property marked as “Area B”. John Edward Rothwell is the owner of the property adjacent to Area B. Area B is approximately 1.5 metres wide. As consideration for the transfer of Area A and a payment of $11,300, Zenn Developments Ltd. will agree to dedicate as highway a 3.0 metre-wide portion of Rem 1, Plan VIP 79202, Block 1399, Oyster District and register a road reserve covenant against title to that property to be used by the Town to provide public access to the adjacent park. As consideration for the transfer of Area B, John Edward Rothwell will pay the Town $11,300. The Council of the Town of Ladysmith intends to consider the disposition of the Property at the Council meeting scheduled for December 7, 2015 at 7:00 p.m. in the Eagles Hall, 921 First Avenue, Ladysmith, B.C. Any person who deems themselves affected by this matter may provide a written submission to the Town of Ladysmith to be received by no later than 4:00 p.m. on December 7, 2015, or may appear to speak at the Council meeting. Information regarding the disposition can be viewed at City Hall, 410 Esplanade, Ladysmith, B.C. or by contacting Sandy Bowden, Director of Corporate Services at 250.245.6404.

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Children in poverty a disgrace So who’s responsibility is it to ensure that children in B.C. are not living in poverty? Are we going to say that the kids should be pulling themselves up by their own bootstraps? Or stick to the perpetually flawed argument that it’s up to the children’s families to provide for their own, just as it was up to the parents of the parents before, and so on? Or...? There don’t seem to be any workable solutions in B.C. to the reality of child poverty, if the information provided in the most recent B.C. Child Poverty Report Card is any indication. It gives the province a flunking grade, noting that one in five B.C. children are living in poverty according to the 2013 stats – the most recent available. That’s 85,450 children being taught they live in a society that doesn’t care enough about them to provide a reasonable standard of living; whose chances of success in school, at a career, and as parents with families of their own are diminished from the get-go. “Poverty robs children of their potential,” said Michael McKnight, CEO of the United Way of the Lower Mainland in response to the report card. “It not only raises social costs; it threatens our future prosperity. We need a concerted effort from all levels of government to bring the poverty rate down for families with children.” Hardly news. So what have we done about it? Not much recently. The report states that between 2012 and 2013 the child poverty rate remains virtually unchanged: from 20.6 per cent to 20.4 per cent. But that’s a stellar performance if you compare it to what’s happened since 1989, when the Canadian House of Commons passed an all-party resolution to eliminate child poverty in Canada by the year 2000. Since then the rate in B.C. has increased from 15.5 per cent to 20.4 per cent – or to put it another way, there are almost 30 per cent more children living in poverty today than there were 26 years ago. 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.

Your Words “Poverty robs children of their potential. It not only raises social costs; it threatens our future prosperity.” Michael McKnight, CEO, United Way of the Lower Mainland, Page 6 / Children in Poverty

Crofton feeling ‘orphaned’ by N. Cowichan letters Editor: The Crofton Seniors’ Society, its Executive and its Members wish to express our deep disappointment, sadness and concern over the decision made in October, by all but one North Cowichan Council member, to take monies designated for improvements to Crofton and reassign them to beautify Willow Street in Chemainus. Crofton must now wait until sometime in 2016, if then, for infrastructure improvements. While this decision was legal, do council members really think it was ethical? We wonder how many other Crofton citizens feel like our great little community has become a municipal orphan. The local government, whose salaries we help to pay, seems to have chewed us up and spit us out; cast us into a second class citizenship category. Should we now consider contacting the Union of BC Municipalities to see if some other local government would be happy to adopt us?

Last Spring a presentation was made to this same North Cowichan Council on behalf of our Seniors Society, pointing out that Crofton is not an ‘age friendly’ community. Crofton lacks essential sidewalks on Adelaide/Smith streets an area much used by seniors in scooters or on foot, and by families walking with young children or pushing baby strollers – a potential accident waiting to happen? This was only one example presented of areas where Crofton needs improvements. Council listened. They even applauded. Then they did nothing. Could it be that even last spring Crofton was thought of as last on the municipality’s list. Would this be because Crofton has no resident representative on council? Over a period of two years (2013 -2015) a committee of local citizens worked closely with a North Cowichan planner and a consultant to come up with ideas, ways and means of improving and growing Crofton over the next 30

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years. Open houses were held so that all Croftonites could contribute to a final local area plan. Councillors and North Cowichan staff attended these open houses. Will this plan ever come into reality or will it be postponed again and again because other areas are deemed more worthy? Is Council trying to give us an inferiority complex? If so, it won’t work because we, who live in Crofton, know that our community is a great place to live. Should we put out feelers to Duncan or Ladysmith to see if either one would like to adopt a wonderful, small community that would be a great asset to them? Or will North Cowichan come to its senses and realize what a treasure they could lose, if they continue to push Crofton aside?

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upstairs Legion hall hosted by Oceanview Church, so you can get some shopping done; • An elf  on a  shelf treasure hunt in some  of  the Ladysmith Downtown  Business  Association members’ businesses - check for stickers on their doors. The trolley will also be running up and down First Avenue, so if you or your little ones are too tired to walk, you can jump aboard. More information at ladysmithdowntown.com Moonlight Madness Dec. 3, 4:30 -8 p.m. Chemainus businesses will pull out the stops from 4:30 to 8 p.m. with sales, giveaways, food and activities for local shoppers on Thursday, Dec. 3. “Businesses within the BIA are excited to participate seeing the potential draw and will be staying open late, giving deep discounts, offering mini in-store events, and even prize giveaways,” says a release from the Downtown Business Improvement Association. There will be: • Extended hours for some local restaurants; • A small craft market; • Child-minding and gift wrapping offered by local school groups; • Crafts and games offered by service groups; • Christmas trees available for purchase. This is a new event for Chemainus, but the BIA is hoping it can be the beginning of an annual tradition. Find out more at visitchemainus.ca.

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Santa arrived from the North Pole right on time to pull the switch for Light-Up 2015, setting the decorations up and down First Avenue ablaze (Photo 6). They’ll be on until Jan. 3, making Ladysmith a wonderland right into the New Year. The crowd of 20,000 plus (Photo 5) that came to town for Light-Up enjoyed a fantastic afternoon and evening of activities and events for the whole family.

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supervise the work going forward, the project is on hold. The CVRD has brought in Madrone Environmental Services to have the site registered, and to obtain the permits needed to continue with the work. Dennison explained that an archeologist will be monitoring the project when it does get underway again to assess the importance of the site as digging proceeds. In the meantime, a more durable patchup job will be needed to make the road safe. “At this point it is unlikely that permits will be in place to allow the work to proceed prior to the end of the year,” Dennison said in a Nov. 23 release. “As a result the contractor… will be preparing the site for the extended delay, with an emphasis on the safety of temporary patching and trenching within the travelled portion of Chemainus Road between Linton Close and Branksome Road.” The work is part of a 15 year Saltair rehabilitation program, which will see deteriorating watermains in the network replaced.


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Islands Trust hoping for a Fairyslipper Christmas Want to give a unique gift this Christmas, particularly to a friend who loves the outdoors? Well, how about a piece of a brand new nature reserve on Thetis Island? Until Dec. 23 the Islands Trust Fund will be accepting donations toward the acquisition of the Fairyslipper Forest Nature Reserve, a 16 hectare patch of ‘imperiled coastal Doug- Hikers on a trail in the future Fairyslipper Park. las fir forest on Thetis protect a bedroom- Cowichan Community Island. sized area of habi- Land Trust to raise The trust fund will tat, says an Islands $560,000 to acquire the then send e-card no- Trust Fund media re- forest for a reserve. tifications to the per- lease. A gift of $150 To date, $184,647 son being given your an apartment sized has been raised gift of a lifetime. area. Tax receipts through donations “I love the idea of giv- will be issued for and pledges. “We ing a gift of nature to gifts over $20. have until June, 2017 my friends and famiThe Fairyslipper re- to raise the balance,” ly,” said Ann Eriksson serve will include part says the Islands Trust of the Thetis Island of an important wa- release. Nature Conservancy. tershed and sections Visit Islands Trust “This forest will be of a popular trail, cre- Fund’s Fairyslipper protected forever, ating the island’s first Forest page for more and each gift, no mat- publicly accessible information and to ter how big or small, protected area. donate. Click on will be a part of that Islands Trust is work- ‘Campaigns’ under the conservation success ing with the Thetis ‘Donate’ menu item story.” Island Nature Con- at IslandsTrustFund. A gift of $35 will servancy and the bc.ca.

MACULAR HOLE

What is a macular hole? A macular hole is a small break in the macula, located in the center of the eye’s light-sensitive tissue called the retina. The macula provides the sharp, central vision we need for reading, driving, and seeing fine detail. A macular hole can cause blurred and distorted central vision. Macular holes are related to aging and usually occur in people over age 60.

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Is a macular hole the same as age-related macular degeneration? No. Macular holes and age-related macular degeneration are two separate and distinct conditions, although the symptoms for each are similar. Both conditions are common in people 60 and over. An eye care professional will know the difference.

What causes a macular hole? Most of the eye’s interior is filled with vitreous, a gel-like substance that fills about 80 percent of the eye and helps it maintain a round shape. The vitreous contains millions of fine fibers that are attached to the surface of the retina. As we age, the vitreous slowly shrinks and pulls away from the retinal surface. Natural fluids fill the area where the vitreous has contracted. This is normal. In most cases, there are no adverse effects. Some patients may experience a small increase in floaters, which are little “cobwebs” or specks that seem to float about in your field of vision. However, if the vitreous is firmly attached to the retina when it pulls away, it can tear the retina and create a macular hole. Also, once the vitreous has pulled away from the surface of the retina, some of the fibers can remain on the retinal surface and can contract. This increases tension on the retina and can lead to a macular hole. In either case, the fluid that has replaced the shrunken vitreous can then seep through the hole onto the macula, blurring and distorting central vision. Macular holes can also occur in other eye disorders, such as high myopia (nearsightedness), injury to the eye, retinal detachment, and, rarely, macular pucker. What are the symptoms of a macular hole? Macular holes often begin gradually. In the early stage of a macular hole, people may notice a slight distortion or blurriness in their straight-ahead vision. Straight lines or objects can begin to look bent or wavy. Reading and performing other routine tasks with the affected eye become difficult. How is a macular hole treated? Although some macular holes can seal themselves and require no treatment, surgery is necessary in many cases to help improve vision. In this surgical procedure--called a vitrectomy--the vitreous gel is removed to prevent it from pulling on the retina and replaced with a bubble containing a mixture of air and gas. The bubble acts as an internal, temporary bandage that holds the edge of the macular hole in place as it heals. Surgery is performed under local anesthesia and often on an out-patient basis. Following surgery, patients must remain in a face-down position, normally for a day or two but sometimes for as long as two-to-three weeks. This position allows the bubble to press against the macula and be gradually reabsorbed by the eye, sealing the hole. As the bubble is reabsorbed, the vitreous cavity refills with natural eye fluids. Maintaining a face-down position is crucial to the success of the surgery. Because this position can be difficult for many people, it is important to discuss this with your doctor before surgery. What are the risks of surgery? The most common risk following macular hole surgery is an increase in the rate of cataract development. In most patients, a cataract can progress rapidly, and often becomes severe enough to require removal. Other less common complications include infection and retinal detachment either during surgery or afterward, both of which can be immediately treated. For a few months after surgery, patients are not permitted to travel by air. Changes in air pressure may cause the bubble in the eye to expand, increasing pressure inside the eye. How successful is this surgery? Vision improvement varies from patient to patient. People that have had a macular hole for less than six months have a better chance of recovering vision than those who have had one for a longer period. Discuss vision recovery with your doctor before your surgery. Vision recovery can continue for as long as three months after surgery.

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NOTICE OF A PUBLIC HEARING Official Community Plan Amendments Bylaws 1886 and 1891 December 7, 2015 Pursuant to Section 892 of the Local Government Act, we advise you that a Public Hearing has been scheduled for Monday, December 7, 2015 at 7:00pm in the Eagles Hall, 921 First Avenue, Ladysmith, BC to consider amendments to the Official Community Plan, as follows:

• Bylaw 1886 cited as “Official Community Plan Bylaw 2003, No. 1488, Amendment Bylaw (No. 45) 2015, No.1886”; and • Bylaw 1891 cited as “Official Community Plan Bylaw 2003, No. 1488, Amendment Bylaw (No. 46) 2015, No.1891”

Anyone who considers their interest in property to be affected by the proposed Bylaws 1886 and 1891 will be given reasonable opportunity to be heard at the Public Hearing in person or by written submission respecting matters contained in the Bylaws. What is the Public Hearing about? Bylaw 1886: In general terms, the purpose of Bylaw 1886 is to designate in the Official Community Plan (OCP) lands within the Town as an area where Development Approval Information (DAI) may be required and under what circumstances. DAI provides information on the anticipated impact of the proposed activity on the community. DAI can include information regarding transportation patterns, local infrastructure, the natural environment, public facilities, community services, archaeology and heritage, form and character, as well as climate action. Bylaw 1891: Bylaw 1891 applies generally to all lands within the Town of Ladysmith, and the purpose of the bylaw is to:

• Add policy considerations for subdivision approvals.

• Add policies from the approved 2013 Liquid Waste Management Plan (LWMP).

• Address changes to the Local Government Act by extending the term of a Temporary Use Permit (TUP) from two years to three years and by broadening the uses that are eligible for a TUP.

• Amend OCP Map 2 - Development Permit Areas by placing Development Permit Area 4 - Multi- Unit Residential (DPA 4) on the property legally described as Lot B, District Lot 56, Oyster District, Plan VIP65504 (340 Second Avenue).

• Amend Schedule A.1 ‘Town of Ladysmith Development Permit Areas’ to clarify when a development permit is required and to add and clarify guidelines in the Downtown - DPA2; Commercial - DPA3; Industrial - DPA5; and Coach House Intensive Residential - DPA 10.

Where can I get more information? A copy of the proposed Bylaws 1886 and 1891 and related information may be viewed at the Town of Ladysmith City Hall located at 410 Esplanade, Ladysmith, BC until December 7, 2015. Office hours are Monday to Friday 9:00am to 4:00pm, excluding statutory holidays. How do I make a written submission? If you are unable to attend the Public Hearing, written submissions can also be provided. If they are received by 12 Noon, Tuesday, December 1, 2015, they can be included in the public hearing agenda package. Written submissions should be sent to Town of Ladysmith, PO Box 220, Ladysmith, BC V9G 1A2, or by Fax to 250-245-6411, or by email to info@ladysmith.ca. After Tuesday, December 1, 2015 at 12 Noon, written submissions can still be provided by the above means or submitted at the Public Hearing. Following the close of the Public Hearing, no further submissions or comments from the public or interested persons can be accepted by members of Council. Questions? Questions can be directed to staff in the Town of Ladysmith Development Services Department by calling Lisa Brinkman, Senior Planner (250) 245-6410. Notice given by Sandy Bowden, Corporate Officer Date: November 17, 2015


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Lady Day’s stories always in jazz Craig Spence the chronicle

Lady Day continually throws you off kilter, and it takes a while to figure out what’s going on, experiencing life through Billie Holiday’s soliloquies, as she suffers a breakdown on stage, reliving a reality that fluctuates between desperation, prison, racism, harrowing love, addictions, and jazz… always jazz. The play, by Lanie Robertson, is set at Emerson’s Bar & Grill in Philadelphia. It resurrects one of Billie Holiday’s last performances at a haunt in the city where she was born, a city she had a lovehate relationship with – four months later, on July 17, 1959, she died at age 44. Abuse was a thread that ran Billie Holiday at the Downbeat in through much of Billie Holiday’s music. Three strands New York City, 1947 William P. Gottlieb that make up the patterns of erty,’ applied to any race, lotrauma and despair can be cation or sexual orientation. The abuses Billie Holiday identified: She was abused as a woman; as a female artist; and faced can be traced primarily as a black woman, sometimes to racism, and pointedly racism in the deep south – where performing in the deep south. The play is painfully rele- the confederate flag has only vant because, although Billie recently been officially lowHoliday’s life ended 56 years ered for the last time at the ago, the abuses she lived per- South Carolina Statehouse. Her song, Southern Trees sist and have mutated into new forms. We’re doing bet- Bear Strange Fruit is a hauntter, perhaps, but not so much ing and grim portrayal of racbetter that we can put down ism in America. It’s opening our protest banners and say lines are: “Southern trees we’re a fully evolved civiliza- bear strange fruit, blood on the leaves and blood at the tion. One need only say the words root…” Holiday’s grandmother was First Nation, then refine the focus to First Nation Woman, a black slave; her grandfather to find an empathetic chord the slave ‘owner.’ Kudos to: Glaucia Derochers, to Billie Holiday’s songs up north, here. Or the word ‘pov- who played Billie Holiday; Di-

rector Michelle Tremblay, for bringing a complex musical together; the musicians Ron Joiner (drums), Nick Mintenko (bass), and Ron Karel Roessingh (piano and in the role of Jimmy Powers). Applause as well to the Chemainus Valley Cultural Arts Society for making this their entre into the dramatic arts – a gutsy choice. And to Producer Pat Selman, who has realized ‘a dream project of mine for over 20 years.’ There is one aspect of the production, which will hopefully strengthen through Lady Day’s six performances. The acting wasn’t as confident as the music. Derochers did get into her role more convincingly as the play progressed, and overpowered this shortcoming with her evocative renditions of Billie Holiday’s songs, but if she can get into the acting groove as confidently as she does the singing, this play will nudge up from great to fabulous. The musical genre is not usually my favourite. But Lady Day thoroughly captivated. I left thinking of Billie Holiday’s life, and how hard it is to be different in this world, unless the differences that make you special are money, power and a narrow mind. Lady Day at Emerson’s Bar & Grill will be performed six times from the Nov. 27 opening until Dec. 5. Details and tickets available at cvcas. com/ladyday. Arrive early if you want to get a table close to the stage.

Dorothy Gets Scrooged a ‘mash-up’ Ladysmith Theatre performance mixes Christmas Carol, Wizard of Oz What happens when you most memorable miser, Ebmash-up A Christmas Carol enezer Scrooge, and is about with the Wizard of Oz? Doro- to suffer a similar fate. thy Gets Scrooged, is what, Seven years after the death the Christmas performance of of her business partner Elvira the Ladysmith Little Theatre. Havisham, Dorothy is visited Dorothy, years after her re- by Havisham’s ghost, then by turn from the Land of Oz, has three other ghosts who try become a successful business to show her the error of her woman. Unfortunately, she ways. has also taken on some of the But the outcome for Dorothy character traits of Dickens’ will not be what you expect,

says the play bill. What you can expect is an ‘irreverently hilarious musical.’ Ladysmith Little Theatre will be mounting this hybrid from Dec. 10 to 31 at 4985 Christie Road. Tickets are $20, available through the Little Theatre box office which is open Monday, Wednesday and Friday from 1 to 3 p.m. or online at www.ladysmiththeatre.com.

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Writers Joel Scott, Winners in this inau- ginning to The Cedric from Chemainus, and gural Cedric contest Literary Awards,” said Margitta Maud, from were selected from Peter Dale, Chairman Duncan, were among amongst 168 submit- of Betterthan50 and the winners at the ted manuscripts in founder of the writing first ever Cedric Liter- four categories: Fic- competition. ary Awards in Victoria tion, Creative Non-ficThe next Call for SubNov. 21. tion, Poetry and First missions will be Feb. 1, Each was present- Nations. 2016. “I look forward to ed with a cheque for “With no history to seeing even more en$3,000 as first place draw upon, we’ve cre- tries next year,” Osborn finishers in Fiction and ated a spectacular be- said. Creative Non-fiction categories of the Cedrics, which are awarded to unpublished writers aged 50 and over. Scott, 75, took the fiction prize for his novel Arrows Flight, which NEW IN follows the fortunes TOWN? of ‘a man with a past,’ Our hostess will who inherits a 12-metre bring gifts & greetings sailing ketch, in which Chemainus: Diana 250-246-4463 along with helpful Ladysmith: Eileen 250-245-0799 community information. he is forced to flee for his life, pursued down the West Coast by unDo you need to get the word out? known assailants. Advertise your small business here! The judges said Scott’s This size - $1525+HST/issue Minimum 4 weeks entry “is a well-written e series of vignettes Sav% Call Now! 250-245-2277 0 3 about characters all living in the same small coastal town – all unique and living believable lives. The book builds a convincing world and it was enjoyable to get a glimpse Carpet, Hardwood, into each life.” Hardwood Resurfacing Of Maud’s book they DAVID Lino, Tile, Blinds said her third-person KULHAWY memoir about a charOwner acter named Paddy 2727 JAMES ST. 250-748-9977 reads like a novel. DUNCAN Paddy has a harrowing LADYSMITH 250-245-0046 experience in his youth, and flees Ireland with an uncle to live with another uncle in England.

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Happy Holidays from the Seniors Office of the Ladysmith Resources Centre. There are no activities planned for December, but we do have an upcoming information session in January on Brain Health and the Ten Warning Signs of Dementia. There will be more information at the beginning of January. A Seniors Dinner Delivery Program is available, Christmas Eve. The Salvation army will provide Christmas Dinner, delivered by their volunteers, to seniors who are shut in or would otherwise be alone at Christmas. For more information, please contact Barb at the Ladysmith Resources Centre, 250-245-3079. You can sign-up for Christmas Cheer Hampers until Dec. 17: Tuesdays, 9 a.m. to 1 p.m.; Wednesdays and Thursdays 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the Ladysmith Resources Centre. You will require proof of address, such as a telephone bill and your BC Care Card to register. Donations for the hampers are also welcome until Dec.17. Anyone wishing to sponsor a family can pick up an application at the Resources Centre or call Barb at 250-245-3079, Monday to Friday, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. A reminder about HandyDart Services here in Ladysmith: It is available on Tuesdays and Fridays.  Handydart is accessible, door-to-door, shared transit for people with permanent or temporary disabilities, which prevent them from using fixed-route transit without assistance from another person. HandyDart picks you up at your accessible door and drops you off at the accessible door of your destination. For further information or to register for the service you can call 1-855-748-1230. This service can be used for social visits as well as medical appointments. Another service available to Seniors is the Better at Home Program. Seniors with simple day-to-day tasks are able to maintain their independence and stay connected to their community due to this program. The range of available nonmedical home support services include:  transportation to local appointments, light yard work, minor home repairs, light housekeeping and grocery shopping. Costs for services are determined on a sliding scale, and based on ability to pay. Some services may be offered free. For more information, or to register call Kathy Holmes at 250-754-3331. The Voluntary Income Tax Program does not start until March, and we will let you know the exact date in January. This service is free for singles with an income of $30,000 or less, and for couples with an income of $40,000 or less. For more information call Barb at 250-245-3079. Sharen Newton - Seniors Office

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Dec. 13: Sing-along Messiah at St. Andrews United Church with the Malaspina Choir directed by Lionel Tanod Last Word for December 1, 2015 • Dec. 4 - 19, 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Chemainus Valley Cultural Arts Society and Polka Dot Artists pop up gallery The 12 Days of Christmas will be open 12 days in December. Venue courtesy of Anthem Properties at 9768 Willow Street (besides Rexall Drugs). Featuring the work of six of the Polka Dot Trail Artists. • Dec. 5, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Ladysmith Primary School will be holding a Winter Craft Market to raise funds for the purchase of computer equipment for the school. Location: 510 Sixth Avenue. • Ladysmith Rotary will be hosting its second Polio Plus Gala called ‘The Faces of Polio,’ Dec 5, 5:30 p.m. at Cottonwood Golf Club. “We are so very close to ending Polio in the next decade,” says a Rotary release. “This has been a 25-plus year battle.” Coordinator of the World’s Greatest Meal to End Polio, and polio survivor, Susanne Rea of Australia will speak at the event. Tickets for the Gala cost $15 available: at Little Otters Store on First Ave; by phone at 250-701-3978; or from Rotary members. • Dec 6, 2 to 5 p.m., Crofton Jazz Series features Ralph Barrat, with the Sharp Seven septet, doing a tribute to Frank Sinatra. With a vocal style reminiscent of Sinatra, Tony Bennett and Michael Buble, Barrat will sing favourites like The Lady is a Tramp, Take the A-Train and Mack the Knife. The Crofton Hotel is located at 1534 Joan Avenue. Admission is $15. Call 250-324-2245 for info or go to croftonhotel.ca. • Dec. 6, 1 - 3 p.m., Victorian Christmas Tea at St. John’s Masonic Lodge, 26 Gatacre St. in Ladysmith. Bake sale, white elephant table, mystery gift table, 15 minute tea leaf reading for $10. Admission $8 at the door. Proceeds to charities sponsored by The Order of the Eastern Star. More information at 250-722-2321 or phelan@shaw.ca. • Dec. 11, 8 p.m., Beth Marie Anderson Christmas Tour at the Music Hall in Ladysmith. Exclusive Vancouver Island Tour, accompanied by Darcy Philips, this ‘acoustic concert will tickle your ears and warm your heart with Christmas classics. Limited seating. Tickets $15 from The Music Hall at 250-245-3663, Salamander Books at 250-245-4726 or at the door (if not sold out in advance). • Dec. 13, 2 p.m., Ring in the Christmas season with Sheila Johnson’s adult Concenti choir and award winning youth choirs at Chemainus United Church. This is a change of venue for this one performance from St. Michael’s. After the performance the choirs and audience will walk to St. Michael’s for a special reception, the lead walkers carol singing along the way. Tickets at the door $20; under 18 for $5. Advance tickets available for $17 at: Owl’s Nest Bistro, Chemainus; Valley Vines to Wines, Mill Bay; Ten Old Books, Duncan; Salamander Books, Ladysmith; and Chemainus Festival Inn. Or by phoning 250-748-8383. More information at chemainusclassicalconcerts.ca • Dec. 13, 2:30 p.m., Sing-along Messiah at St. Andrews United Church. Join the Malaspina Choir in what has become a popular Christmas tradition attended by more than 200 people. Lionel Tanod conducts Handel’s beloved oratorio. Guest soloists: Andrea Rodall, soprano; Julia Morgan, mezzo-soprano; Steven Price, bass and David Brown, tenor. With the Nanaimo Chamber Orchestra. Tickets $20 for adults, $10 for students, $5 for eyeGO and free for children under 12. Available online at www.porttheatre.com or at the door. • Dec. 19 at 7 p.m. & Dec. 20 at 2 p.m., Ken Lavigne Christmas Old Time Radio Roadshow at Chemainus United Church. The Island’s – and Chemainus’ – own internationally renowned singer and entertainer performs your Christmas favourites with special guests. Tickets at the Chemainus 49th Parallel Grocery and the 49th Parallel General Store, Chemainus United Church and Ladysmith United Church for $32 in advance ($18 for students) or $37 at the door ($18 students). • The Christmas Cheer Campaign has started. Registrations for hampers are now being taken, and donations are gratefully accepted until December 17th. Contact the Ladysmith Resources Centre 250-245-3079. • Coins for Kids - The Chronicle is once again running the Coins for Kids campaign. Over the years we have collected over $50,000 which all goes to the Ladysmith Christmas Cheer Campaign. The Black Press Island papers have collected more than $780,000 over the years, all providing funding for local communities/charities.

Operation Red Nose into 20th year Operation Red Nose Nanaimo here to celebrate with us,” said officially kicked off its 20th Ursula Weiss, Operation Red season Nov. 27, 35 volunteers Nose Co-ordinator for Nanaimo. offering 43 rides in support of Operation Red Nose will be the cause. offering rides Friday and SatThe next day Operation Red urday evenings.  Shuttle serNose celebrated its two-mil- vice can also be arranged in lionth ride in Canada. advance for holiday parties or “This is tremendous milestone events.  and we are thrilled to have Service dates are: Dec. 4, 5, many of our long time volun- 11, 12, 18, 19 and New Year’s teers and community sponsors Eve. More information at Paci-

ficSportVI.com/RedNose. “Operation Red Nose is a winwin program for the community,” said Drew Cooper, general manager of PacificSport. “The program saves lives by providing an alternative to driving under the influence during the holiday season. And all proceeds stay right here in Nanaimo, powering sport in our community.”

CLUES ACROSS 1. Russian rulers (alt. sp.) 6. Swedish krona 9. Apothecaries’ unit 13. MN 55121 14. Longer forearm bone 15. Prosperous state of wellbeing 16. Largest Czech city (alt. sp.) 17. Moss genus larger than Bryum 18. ____ Marie Presley 19. White native of Cape Province 21. Took the same position 22. About Sun 23. Respectful (abbr.) 24. Southeast 25. Rocket launching platform 28. Stake 29. Innermost parts 31. Bowfin genus 33. Past it’s prime 36. Valleys on moon 38. Cheer 39. Abrupt response 41. Leave in disgrace 44. Israeli politician Abba 45. Of an ecological sere 46. Former Kansas Sen. Dole 48. Very fast airplane 49. Blood group 51. This moment 52. Body cavity 54. Patrician 56. Exposing to ridicule 60. Beowulf’s people 61. Gooseberry genus 62. Ali __ & the Forty Thieves 63. A French abbot 64. In a way, nailed 65. His equation predicted antimatter 66. Smaller quantity 67. Danish krone 68. Heartbeat

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CLUES DOWN 1. Used for insect sterilization 2. Arabian coffee cup 3. Culture medium & a food gelling agent 4. Finger millets 5. Tin 6. More guileful 7. Tree gnarl 8. Force into place 9. Drawn 10. Sudden attack 11. Donkeys 12. George Gordon __ 14. Behaving in an artificial way 17. Moundbird 20. Orange-brown antelope 21. Flocks of mallards 23. Hall of Fame (abbr.) 25. Golf score 26. Friends (French) 27. Pickling herbs 29. In a way, dwelt 30. Pierces forcefully 32. Estranges 34. Shooting marble 35. Amounts of time 37. Register formally 40. Explosive 42. Kanza people, ____ Nation 43. Symbolize Shakti 47. Burdock seed vessel 49. Wild sheep of central Asia 50. Am. naturalist Charles Wm. 52. A fencing sword 53. Romanian city straddling the Cibin River 55. Small talks 56. Not well 57. Astronomer Sagan 58. Overgarments 59. Twist together 61. Radioactivity unit 65. Double play


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