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Homeowners Business Directory Ladysmith Chemainus (Cassidy, Cedar, Crofton & Saltair)

AVOID PROJECT p6 INJURIES STOP HOME FIRES p15 A publication of

TREE & SHRUB PRUNING p19


• COMMERCIAL & RESIDENTIAL • NEW ROOFS • RE-ROOFS • REPAIR

X-Ray Roofing & Crane Service Ltd. • Tar and Gravel • Shingles & Shakes • Mobile Home Roofs • Membrane • Custom Sheet Metal • Roofing & Cladding

Craftsmanship at Competitive Rates Ray Noel 250-245-8013 FREE ESTIMATES 2

VANCOUVER ISLAND

Established Since 1989

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DIRECTORY ART Ladysmith Waterfront Gallery 610 Oyster Bay Dr., Ladysmith 250-245-1252 Fine art exhibitions and sales by local artists see ad on p18

ACCOUNTANTS Atchison Palmer Leslie Chartered Accountants 101 - 626 1st Ave, Ladysmith, 250-245-1429 www.atchisonpalmer.com see ad on p7

AUTOMOTIVE COLLISION Little Valley Restoration 13070 Thomas Rd, Ladysmith 250-245-3022 Collision repairs you can trust see ad on p18

AUTOMOTIVE GLASS Sandpiper Garden and Glass 2981 Laurel Street, Chemainus 250-246 2421 Auto glass repairs and replacement ICBC and private insurance claims see ad on p20

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AUTOMOTIVE TIRES

Big O Tire 840 – 1st Ave, Ladysmith 250-245-8444 Tires, brakes, shocks, struts, alignments, mechanical services, custom wheels see ad on p9

BLINDS / SCREENS Inspired by Colour #1 - 11 Buller Street, Ladysmith, 250-245-0711 www.inspiredbymoore.com see ad on p16 Phantom Screens 250-751-2787 or 250-743-6718 www.phantomscreen.com Retractable screening solutions see ad on p22 Tidal Blinds 250-416-0097 250-715-7733 tidalblinds@telus.net Featuring blinds made in B.C. Free in-home quotes, consultations, deliveries. see ad on p17

BOATING COURSES Mt. Brenton Power Squad 250-2456424 www.mtbrenton.ca see ad on p10

CAR WASH Wash Me on Ludlow 950 Ludlow Rd, Ladysmith 250-245-4303 RV, boat, car and truck car wash, sani dump, outboard motor wash, outside bay, vacuums, interior cleaning see ad on p19

DOCUMENT STORAGE Island Document Storage & Shredding 809 1st Ave, Ladysmith 250-245-9180 Secure document storage and retrieval, shredding on and off-site see ad on p12

CONCRETE Sure Span Ready Mix Ltd 3721 Drinkwater Road, Duncan 250-701-0045 www.surespanreadymix.com Residential and commercial projects. Engineered quality concrete, interlocking blocks see ad on p21

DOGS Walkabout Canine Consulting 250-245-1347 www.walkaboutcanine.com Training, grooming, teethcleaning by appointment. Home calls available see ad on p22

CONTRACTORS - DOORS GENERAL Southwood Products Inc John Beggs Contracting 250-246-7262 or 250-246-9535 Certified septic planner and installer, backhoe excavating, water and sewer installation see ad on p22

COUNTERTOPS Mid-Island Granite 1030 Oyster Bay Drive, Ladysmith, 250-924-2228 Specializing in custom countertops and vanities see ad on p22

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610 Oyster Bay Dr, Unit 2, Ladysmith 250-246-0996 Custom wood products see ad on p22

ELECTRONIC REPAIR Double D Electronics 4932 Christie Rd, Ladysmith 250-245-4225 Television - stereo, DVD & surround-sound see ad on p16

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GAS & WOODSTOVE Granny’s Gas & Woodstoves 5265 Trans Canada Highway, Duncan 250-748-3908 Your expert gas and woodstove Regency dealer see ad on p14

FLOORING Inspired by Colour #1 - 11 Buller Street, Ladysmith 250-245-0711 www.inspiredbymoore.com Hardwood, laminate see ad on p16

FUNERAL DIRECTORS Telford’s Burial and Cremation Centre Ladysmith 250-245-5553 Namaimo 250-751-2254 We make difficult times easier for you and your family see ad on p7

GARDENING Sandpiper Garden and Glass 2981 Laurel Street, Chemainus 250-246 2421 Garden Centre trees, shrubs, bulbs, annuals, perennials see ad on p20

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HEALTH FOOD

LANDSCAPING

Ladysmith Health Food 531 First Ave, Ladysmith A full-service health store, more than 2000 sq ft packed with everything from vitamins, bulk foods, organic products see ad on p13

Sandpiper Garden and Glass 2981 Laurel Street, Chemainus 250-246 2421 Garden renovations, maintenance, pruning design see ad on p20

HOME INSPECTIONS Homesafe Inspections 250-802-1440 www.homesafeinspections.ca Certified professional inspections of commercial and residential property see ad on p12

HOME RESTORATION/ CONSTRUCTION RestAcon Services Ltd 2218 South Wellington Rd, Nanaimo 250-754-6311 Commercial and residential restoration services and home improvements see ad on p19

INSURANCE Ladysmith Credit Union Insurance 330 1st Ave, Ladysmith 250-245-2268 BC driver licence, travel/ medical insurance home, RV & auto marine and business Insurance. Smart people. Smart choice see ad on p8

LAWYERS Bastion Law Group 250-753-5372 Divorce & family law, criminal law, civil litigation immigration, corporate & commercial law, wills and estates, Wrongful dismissal, real estate & mortgages see ad on p7 Robson, O’Connor 22 High Street, Ladysmith 250-245-7141 Barristers, solicitors and notaries public, general practice of law see ad on p8

MARITIME Ladysmith Marina Oak Bay Marine Group 12335 Rocky Creek Rd, Ladysmith, 250-245-4521 www.ladysmithmarina.com Boat moorage and storage see ad on p10 Ladysmith Marine Service Doug West 901 Ludlow Rd, Ladysmith 250-714-6206 Storage: vessels and equipment, welding and woodwork marine repairs and maintenance, boat hauling see ad on p10

Ladysmith Maritime Society Community Marina 610 Oyster Bay Rd, Ladysmith Office/Tours/Museum: 250-245-0109 Marina: 250-245-1146 see ad on p11

MODULAR HOMES Vancouver Island Modular Homes 9534 Trans Canada Highway, Chemainus 250-324-2288 www.vimodularhomes.com The better stick-built home. Custom modular homes, single-wide homes, largest inventory of park models on Vancouver Island see ad on back page

NOTARIES Joan Phillips Notary Public 379 Davis Road, Ladysmith 250-245-7127 Mortgages, home transfers, wills and powers of attorney see ad on p7

PAINT Inspired by Colour #1 - 11 Buller Street, Ladysmith 250-245-0711 www.inspiredbymoore.com Complete line of paint commercial and residential see ad on p16

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POOLS Aqua Fun Family Pools & Spas 5265 Trans Canada Highway, Duncan 250-748-2611 (1-800-496-2611) Your Valley pool, hot tub and sauna store. Hot tub sales and service see ad on p12

PRINTERS 49th Parallel Printers 940 - 1st Ave, Ladysmith 250-245-1200 Full Xerox digital copy centre for all your printing needs see ad on p16 Black Press Ladysmith 940 Oyster Bay Dr, Ladysmith 250-245-0350 Quality web printers, flyers, magazines, newspapers and more see ad on p19

RECYCLING BOTTLES Junction Bottle Depot 149 Oyster Bay Dr, Ladysmith 250-245-7376 Accepting drink, beer, wine and spirit containers, computers, monitors, printers and TVs and household paint and milk containers see ad on p19

RECYCLING METAL Can-Am Recycling, Ltd 13271 Trans Canada

Hwy, Ladysmith 250-245-5051 Toll-Free 1-877-245-5051 www.can-am-recycling.com Scrap metal recycling, buying and selling ferrous and non-ferrous metal, new and used steel for sale see ad on p21

ROOFING Ironwood Shake and Tile Ltd. 1-877-334-1717 250-716-5871 Shake and tile shingles see ad on p15 X-Ray Roofing 250-245-8013 Commercial and residential roofs, reproofs, and repair see ad on p2

SIDING Coastal Home Improvement Centre Nanaimo 250-740-5225 Stucco problems? We have the solutions see ad on p14

SOCIETIES Ladysmith Maritime Society 610 -Oyster Bay Drive, Ladysmith 250-245-0109 see ad on p11

SPRINGS Island Spring 149 Oyster Bay Dr, Ladysmith

250-245-1480 Parts and service for all your spring needs see ad on p16

SUNROOMS/ PATIOS Alcor Industries Ltd 250-618-5863 www.alcorindustries.com Custom-designed patio covers and sunrooms see ad on p15

VACUUMS Affordable Vacuums 530 - 1st Ave, Ladysmith 250-245-0591 Ladysmith Store for all your vacuum needs and repairs, bags, built-in vacuums see ad on p16

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WINDOWS HOME/AUTO Brownlow and Sons 250-245-7475 or 250-616-8975 Specializing in residential window repair, installation and insurance claims since 1977. Also renovations and new construction. Specializing in Van Isle Windows Ltd see ad on p23 Sandpiper Garden and Glass 2981 Laurel Street, Chemainus, 250-246 2421 Thermal glass, replacements see ad on p20

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HOW TO AVOID DO-IT-YOURSELF PROJECT INJURIES Tough economic times call for even tougher measures -- and for many homeowners this means they’re getting hands-on with home improvement projects. Although DIY projects can save money in theory, they may result in a trip to the hospital if safety precautions aren’t followed. According to recent statistics, 85 per cent of homeowners are tackling projects around the house rather than hiring outside contractors. In this difficult economy, emergency rooms are seeing an influx of people coming in with injuries ranging from lacerations to puncture wounds from nail guns. John and Jane Do-ItYourselfer has easy access to home-improvement supplies and tools at the local home centre. He or she may also be inspired by any of the many shows on television instructing individuals to give renovations a try. However, many homeowners are not schooled in proper safety procedures or do not know how to use tools correctly. It’s a recipe for injury.

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Common injuries include: • falls from ladders or scaffolding • hand and finger injuries -- including amputation -- from power saws and grinder/sanders • nail-gun injuries; since 1991, these injuries have increased by 200 per cent • eye injuries and breathing difficulties Homeowners should consider the risks of improvements before beginning. They should also take precautions to do improvements in the safest manner possible. Follow these guidelines: • Always read the manufacturers’ safety information and usage guidelines for any tools before they are put to use. • Turn off electrical current to rooms and outlets prior to doing any electrical repairs. • Wear proper safety equipment, including goggles, dust masks or res-

pirators, boots, and gloves. • Store chemicals in a locked cabinet or on a high shelf out of reach of children and pets. • Be cautious of power cords. Always unplug tools and turn off switches when the item is not in use. • Do not climb past the top rung of ladders. Do not use furniture or stacked items as a ladder. • Jobs such as electrical work, roof work, gas

projects, or major plumbing issues are better left to a skilled contractor. • Make sure drill bits and saw blades are sharp. Dull tools can result in injuries. • Keep fire extinguishers and a good first-aid kit readily available always. There are no cost savings that make risking a disability worth it. If a project is beyond an individual’s scope of ability, hire a professional instead. You’ll be glad you did.

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• Divorce & Family Law • Criminal Law

Notary Public

• Civil Litigation

Did You Know...

• Immigration

that a Notary can provide the same services as a lawyer

• Corporate & Commercial • Wills & Estates

with regard to the purchase, sale and/or mortgage of real estate!

• Wrongful Dismissal • Real Estate & Mortgages

• mortgages • home transfers • wills & powers of attorney

Now in Ladysmith - 410 First Ave, Ladysmith

BASTION LAW GROUP Lawyers & Notaries Ronald E. Peters Stephen T. Littley William A. Scott Krystal C. Tan Debby A. Baker, Paralegal Angel M. Drolet, Articled Student

250-753-5372 Fax 250-753-5368

405-235 Bastion St. Nanaimo

Photo by David Seath Photography

Joan Phillips Notary Public 379 Davis Road, Ladysmith

250-245-7127

We make difficult times easier for you and your family Your local Memorial Society of BC Funeral Home, caring service at reasonable cost.

AT C H I S O N PA L M E R LESLIE

C H A R T E R E D A C C O U N TA N T S

“Your Hometown Accounting Firm” ALEX E.PALMER B.SC., CA Greg Lonsdale Owner

Karen Lonsdale

Diane Turner

alex@aplaccountants.com

Telford Nault

Telford’s

TAMMY LESLIE CGA, CA

Burial and Cremation Centre NANAIMO 595 Townsite Rd.

LADYSMITH 112 French St.

250-751-2254

250-245-5553

tammy@aplaccountants.com

301-394 Duncan St, Duncan, BC

101-626 - 1st Ave Ladysmith, BC

250-748-1426

250-245-1429

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Barristers, Solicitors, & Notaries Public General Practice of Law

• Real Estate • Wills & Estates • Powers of Attorney • Incorporations • Family Law • ICBC Claims • Seniors’ Legal Issues Serving the Community for More Than 22 Years

Robson, O’Connor

22 High Street, Ladysmith | robcon@shawcable.com fax 250-245-2921 | phone 250-245-7141

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TIRES • SERVICE • STRAIGHT TALK

Getting It Right! Servicing Ladysmith and area for 28 years providing consistent value and reliable service.

TIRES • BRAKES • SHOCKS • STRUTS ALIGNMENTS • MECHANICAL SERVICES HUGE SELECTION OF CUSTOM WHEELS

GoBigO.ca 840 - 1st Ave. Ladysmith, BC Ladysmith Chemainus Homeowners Business Directory 2010

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Ladysmith Marine Services • Storage: Vessels & Equipment • Welding & Woodwork • Marine Repairs & Maintenance • Boat Hauling

901 Ludlow Rd Ladysmith, BC

Doug West 250-714-6206

www.ladysmithmarineservices.com

12335 Rocky Creek Rd, Ladysmith, BC 250-245-4521 | fax 250-245-4538

Oak Bay Marine Group www.ladysmithmarina.com | ladysmith.obmg.com

Canadian

POWER and SAIL Mt. Brenton Squadron

• CPS Boating Course • PCOC • Maritime Radio (VHF) • Navigating with GPS • Electronic Charting

• Seamanship • RADAR for Pleasure Craft • Marine Maintenance • Fundamentals of Weather • Sailing

Please call Ladysmith Parks, Recreation & Culture, Frank Jameson Community Centre to register or for information

250-245-6424

www.mtbrenton.ca | www.cps-ecp.ca

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STOP HOME FIRES BEFORE THEY START A fire at home can occur in just about any room of the house and even outdoors. While one can’t account for natural disasters or other unforseen problems, there are many steps homeowners can take to prevent fires.

have room to “breathe.”

• Check the cords on all appliances and electronics. Replace any frayed or damaged cords or wires.

• Limit the use of portable space heaters around the home.

• Do not overload outlets or rely heavily on multiplug power strips. • Keep cords out of the reach of children and pets. • When cooking in the kitchen, always be present while food is on the stove or in the oven. Flare-ups can occur at a moment’s notice. • Don’t store items over the stove. They can fall and ignite. • Turn pot handles so that children can’t reach them and pull them over, risking burns. • Be sure appliance vents

Ladysmith Maritime Society

Community Marina

• Have the chimney checked and cleaned regularly. • Use a metal or glass fireplace screen to block embers.

• Use extreme caution with cigarettes and ashtrays. Empty them frequently when signs of heat and burning are gone. • Use light bulbs that are at the recommended wattage for a fixture. • Don’t place any electrical items by water in the bathroom. • Store flammable materials in a locked metal container in the basement or garage. • Service the furnace and hot water heater on a regular basis. • Do not store items too close to the furnace.

“We never turn a visitor away”

We invite you to enjoy our visitor docks: • water, power, wireless internet • washrooms, showers, laundry • museum and harbour tours • commuity picnic dock • barbeque • loaner kid-size PFDs • sealife observation deck • Ladysmith Maritime Festival May 28 & 29, 2011 office/tours/museum 250-245-0109 marina 250-245-1146

www.lmsmarina.ca lmscommunitymarina@telus.net Box 1030, Ladysmith BC V9G 1A7

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Paper storage bogging you down?

We can help!

“ENJOY THE WATER!” HOT TUB SALES & SERVICE

JUST SHRED IT Either on-site or oɱ-site & we are green. All shredded paper is recycled - fast & secure at reasonable prices.

STORAGE

Running out of room? We oɱer secure document storage as well as fast, eɷcient record retrieval from Victoria to the Comox Valley.

CALL US TODAY Island Document Storage & Shredding 809 1st Avenue, Ladysmith, BC

250-245-9180 www.idss.ca

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SAUNATEC FAR-INFRARED SAUNAS

AQUAFUN

FAMILY POOLS & SPAS 5265 TRANS CANADA HWY., DUNCAN 250-748-2611 (1-800-496-2611)

YOUR VALLEY POOL, HOT TUB & SAUNA STORE

Choose a

Certified Professional to Inspect Your Home

Servicing the mid Island region

Call Rod 250-802-1440

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Lifestyle and Health go hand in hand

good things start here Featuring a huge selection of quality vitamins, herbal remedies, bulk herbs, bulk foods, organic dairy products, produce and specialty groceries, natural and organic cosmetics, hemp, bamboo, & soy clothing, large selection of Birkenstock, Think and Finn Comfort shoes, and so much more.

Enjoying 10 years serving Ladysmith and area with 2000 sq. ft. of full-service, healthy shopping. Visit us today.

Ladysmith Health Food Store

OPEN Mon - Sat: 9-6 Closed Sundays

531 First Avenue Ladysmith, BC Ladysmith Chemainus Homeowners Business Directory 2010

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Come in today to learn more on zone heating with Regency.

Cut your rising heating bills by zone heating with Regency Fireplace Products. Zone heating puts warmth where you need it, when you need it, adding to your home’s comfort and ambiance. Regency products are high effi e ficiency heaters; ef heate conserving energy and warming your home while lowering lower g heating g costs and saving your money.

5265 Trans Canada Hwy. Duncan

250-748-3908

Lower Your Bills and Get Comfortable with Regency

Is your Stucco Cracked? Leaking? Dirty?

WE HAVE THE SOLUTION CHIC Liquid Vinyl System

CHIC Liquid Vinyl is not a paint, but a revolutionary coating system engineered to provide beautiful and extremely long-lasting protection for stucco, masonry, metal and wood siding.

Let Us Make Your Home Better Than New!

DWeatherproof DLow Maintenance DRepairs Cracks DProfessionally Installed DUnmatched Durability

COASTAL HOME IMPROVEMENT CENTRE www.coastalhomeimprovement.ca

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Custom-Designed Patio Covers & Sunrooms

Never re-roof again...

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Why Wait?

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Transferable Warranty • All our products are GREEN •100% Canadian manufactured • Metal Shakes are FOREVER • ALL NEW ”No Shine” matte finish • NEW slate profile • AFFORDABLE Patio Covers & Sunrooms So amazing you might never come inside again

• Vancouver Island Owned & Operated

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View our products at:

www.ironwoodshakeandtile.com www.VancouverIslandsBestRoof.com

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FULL-SERVICE PRINT SHOP

IslandI Spring (2010) • Leaf, coil and air springs

Graphic Designers Onsite • Business Forms • Business Cards • Invitations • Fax Service and More!

• Suspension, steering

• U bolts, lift kits, hitches • Trailer parts and service 940 - 1st Avenue. Ladysmith

149 Oyster Bay Drive, Ladysmith

250-245-1200

250-245-1480

printers@the49th.com

Double D Electronics Specializing in Electronic Repairs

Vacuum We Do Service Calls

Television - plasma, LCD, DLP, CRT Stereo, DVDs, & Surround-Sound Installation

We Service All Makes & Models LARGE SELECTION OF NEW & REBUILT VACUUMS Steam Cleaner Rental

Competitive Rates In-Home or In-Shop Repair -- Allan Decouto

Ph: 250-245-4225 Fax: 250-245-4252

250-245-0591

4932 Christie Rd Ladysmith BC

530-1st Avenue, Ladysmith, BC

PAINT, FLOORING AND BLINDS featuring

paint

• interior • self-priming (on new drywall) • does most colours in one coat • extremely washable & durable

Inspired by Colour 16

SAVE UP TO 15% OFF ALL PAINT FOR A WHOLE YEAR with our new Preferred Painters Savings Card www.inspiredbymoore.com/savings

#1 - 11 Buller Street, Ladysmith

250-245-0711 www.inspiredbymoore.com

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COLOURS FOR AFFORDABLE INTERIORS With money tight and household expenses rising, there's a natural tendency to put your remodeling plans on hold. But even if your budget is limited, one home-remodeling project is still affordable--and fun, too--interior painting. According to the Paint Quality Institute, the doit-yourself cost of repainting a room is typically well under $100. Start by visiting your local paint retailer, asking to see the colour display. The fun begins by looking through colour cards and envisioning your room with an entirely new colour scheme. Decisive types might quickly spot the perfect colour for the room you're repainting. For everyone else, it's usually best to take a few colour cards home to view in the space you want to paint. Once there, you should follow a few time-tested rules. First, when evaluating colour options, conceal all the colours on the card except the one you are considering. By isolating the colour, you'll get a better idea of how the room

will look in a certain hue. Second, evaluate the colour both in daylight and at night when all the light is artificial. A colour can look very different when lighting conditions change. (Paint can look darker at night, in shadow, and on cloudy days.) Third, consider when you most often use the room. If painting a breakfast area, be sure you like the way the colour looks in morning light; but if painting a bedroom, it's more important the colour is pleasing under artificial light. Fourth, colour tends to be more intense on a large area than a small one. A colour that looks just right on a colour card may be too dark or too bold when applied to walls. For safety's sake, move down one degree of intensity on the card and choose a slightly lighter tint or shade. Finally, if you are still not certain of your choice of colour, buy a small quantity of paint and apply a couple of large swatches to the walls. Live with the colour for a day or two to see if you missed the mark or nailed it.

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Decorate With Art The Ladysmith Waterfront Gallery is an excellent source for original art of all kinds. For your viewing enjoyment, we have a new show almost every month. A great place to start an art collection.

Ladysmith Waterfront Gallery 610 Oyster Bay Drive (on the way to Transfer Beach), Ladysmith | Open Tuesday to Sunday - Noon to 4pm

250-245-1252 | www.ladysmithwaterfrontgallery.com

Every Car and Every Person is Treated Like a Classic Exemplary service and quality workmanship Call us for your collision repair or body work

Quality Assured Collision Services

Customer Satisfaction Premier Achiever Award

13070 Thomas Road, Ladysmith

250-245-3022 fax: 250-245-3042

www.littlevalleyrestorations.com

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WASH ME ON LUDLOW • 2 elevated platforms • 1 outside bay • Sani-Dump • Outboard motor wash • 3 vacuums • New ultra interior cleaning system Also Available • Cleaning Products • Prepaid Fleet Cards • Change machine • Gift Cards

Ladysmith • Quality web printers • Flyers, magazines • Vacation & Recreation Guides es • Newspapers • Periodicals • Free quotes

250-245-0350

Asbestos Removal

Help Protect Our Planet...

Next to Bottle Depot 930 Ludlow Road, Ladysmith OPEN 24 HOURS

940 Oyster Bay Drive, Ladysmith

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250-245-4303

We Accept

1 2 3

Full refund for your drink, beer, wine, & spirit containers Bottle drives welcome

NEW ACCEPTING

home audio + video systems, telephones + answering machines, household batteries, & cellphones

Household paint, batteries & milk containers Ladysmith

Junction Bottle

Depot

Beside Home Hardware 149 Oyster Bay Drive Mon - Sat: 9 am - 5 pm Sunday: 10 am - 4 pm

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TREE AND SHRUB PRUNING TIPS • Fruit trees. If the buds on a fruit tree have already started swelling, you've waited too long too prune. In general, fruit trees are best pruned in late winter or early spring. When pruning, be sure to remove all branches growing inward as well as limbs growing straight up. • Berry bushes. Berry bushes are typically pruned in late fall or early winter, once you have finished harvesting the berries. When pruning berry bushes, keep in mind the importance of shape with respect to a berry bush's aesthetic appeal. • Rosebushes. Rosebushes are generally best pruned in late winter, with early spring the latest possible cutoff date. Remove any older shoots and leave between four and eight canes while removing any that are growing inward. When cutting them down, try to cut them to right around two feet above ground, and cut close to an inch above a bud or strong shoot. • Evergreen shrubs. Evergreen shrubs won't flower,

but they can be pruned after they have produced cones or shrubs. That typically occurs between late winter and early spring, so this can be done as the weather begins to warm up as part of your early season spring cleanup. • Evergreen trees. In general, evergreen trees do not need to be pruned. It's generally obvious when an evergreen does need to be pruned, as the tree will be noticeably larger and in obvious need of pruning. Evergreens that do need to be pruned typically need it in late spring or early summer, and they will likely not grow much after a good pruning. • Deciduous trees. Deciduous trees are generally only pruned for shaping. For those looking to shape, mid to late winter is the ideal time to do so. • Deciduous shrubs. Mid to late spring is often the best time to prune deciduous shrubs. That's generally after they have flowered, and it will be obvious when they are in need or pruning, as they will likely have lots of unsightly branches evident to the naked eye.

All Your Glass Needs

Garden Centre

Landscaping

• Auto glass repaired & replaced • ICBC & private insurance claims • Vinyl window installations • Thermal glass replacements • All-glass shower enclosures • Mirrors & fireplace glass

• A Chemainus destination • Bulbs, annuals, perennials, shrubs, trees • Grasses & instant colour • Pottery & statuary • Gift certificates • Old-time, friendly customer service

• Garden renovations • Commercial & residential maintenance • Pruning & garden cleanups • Design, garden consultations • Certified landscape tech & OMG

Sandpiper Gardens & Glass Quality selection and service • Celebrating 6 years of growing! 2981 Laurel Street, Chemainus (next to Harbourside Cafe) 250-246-2421

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WE DELIVER

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SERVING RESIDENTIAL & COMMERCIAL PROJECTS

250-701-0045

• Engineered Quality Concrete • Interlocking Blocks • Dependable Service • Computerized Batch Plant OPEN MOST SATURDAYS

3721 Drinkwater Road, Duncan

www.surespanreadymix.com

Scrap Metal Recycling Over 30 years of experience in Metal Recycling Buying and Selling Ferrous & Non-Ferrous Metal New and Used Steel for Sale

13271 Trans Canada Hwy, Cassidy, BC (Just south of the Cassidy Airport) Fax: 250-245-5028 Toll Free: 1-877-245-5051 Ph: 250-245-5051 canamrecycling@shaw.ca www.can-am-recycling.ca Open Mon to Fri - 8 to 4:30 pm - Open Saturdays 8am to noon Ladysmith Chemainus Homeowners Business Directory 2010

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TRAINING

We will help you teach your dog manners

GROOMING

We are here to keep your pet clean and tidy

TEETH CLEANING

An affordable solution to your dog’s oral hygiene program

Walkabout Canine Consulting At Mid Island Granite we specialize in custom countertops and vanities. We create all the fabrication, producing the Starting at

Mid Island Granite 1030 Oyster Bay Drive, Ladysmith (in front of Home Hardware)

P 250-924-2228 F 250-924-2229

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Southwood Manufacturing Ltd. Fax 250-245-0926 Phone 250-245-0996 610 Oyster Bay Dr., Ladysmith

www.southwoodproducts.com

VA N C O U V E R I S L A N D

RETRACTABLE Screen Solutions for Doors, Windows, Outdoor Living Spaces and more. . .

www.PhantomScreen.ca 250-751-2787 • 250-743-6718 “We guarantee your satisfaction” Larry & Eileen Dent Russ & Winifred McKinnon

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Brownlow and Sons Contracting is now the mid-island authorized distributor for Van Isle Windows Specializing in: • vinyl windows and patio doors • additions • renovations

Ken Brownlow

since 1975

Island-Made Since 1978

John Hrushkin with new sliding glass door. John said this about Brownlow and Sons: “He did a great job for me. I wanted to use someone local and Ken was my guy. I am very pleased with my patio door, Ken and his crew were very efficient. I love my Van Isle patio door.”

Brownlow and Sons Contracting • insured • WCB •

250-245-7475 | 250-616-8975 Ladysmith Chemainus Homeowners Business Directory 2010

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