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Community rallies to support Wendy Niomi Pearson THE CHRONICLE

Mere days after learning the joyous news that they were going to be parents, Wendy Gurney and Kurt Stewart made a horrific discovery in December — Stewart, at 31 years of age, had stage four terminal gastric cancer. Now, friends and family of the Chemainus couple are banding together to raise funds in memory of the man they say was kind, caring and an inspiration. They have created Wendy-Aid, a fundraising campaign to assist Wendy, the selfemployed mom-to-be, who spent countless hours at Kurt’s side during his illness. He passed on Jan. 28. “Kurt was a very active individual who loved the outdoors,” said Doc Morrell, one of the founders of Wendy-Aid. “He loved everybody and was a very vibrant individual.” Stewart was born Nov. 2, 1980, in Nanaimo and spent many of his childhood years on the West Coast. Eventually, the family headed to Alberta, and Kurt pledged to one day return to the Island. He got that chance in 2001, when he moved to the Cowichan Valley. Some of his time was spent volunteering as a youth pastor for several Cowichan Valley churches, said Lisa Stewart, Kurt’s older sister. “He really held himself to a high standard Days after learning they were going to be parents, Wendy Gurney and Kurt Stewart discovered that Stewart had terminal gastric cancer. ... he was always really involved with youth Stewart passed away Jan. 28, and the community is rallying to support Gurney and remember Stewart through Wendy-Aid. and disadvantaged sects of people and PHOTO SUBMITTED spent a lot of time being a voice for them and helping out,” she said. “He had one of had hopes of starting up his own tour guid- Our family — my parents, myself and my the Wendy-Aid site, where people can read those personalities that drew people to him, ing company. Shortly before his passing, he two siblings — feel that Wendy and her Kurt and Wendy’s story and make a donareally quite outgoing — people felt comfort- had purchased a couple of goats and was baby are such a gift, and we really get joy tion if they wish. able talking to him.” “We’ve all gone through personal tragedies training them to pack hiking supplies. at welcoming these two wonderful people Kurt was living in Crofton when he met When Kurt first got ill at the end of October, into our lives even though we’re devastated and people say ‘is there anything I can do to Gurney in December 2010. He moved to the chronic abdominal pain he was experi- at the loss of Kurt who meant so much to help,’ and there’s really nothing you could Chemainus in the summer of 2011. do,” he said. “In this case, I knew that I encing was thought to be pancreatitis. He us.” “Kurt very much found a soulmate in Wendy, was diagnosed with gastric cancer on Dec. A Burger and Beer night is being held Feb. could do [the website] ... and I’ve never and he was super excited and happy about 1, a few days before the couple was married. 19 from 4-7 p.m. at the Mount Brenton Golf been more proud of what I do for a living having a life together,” said Lisa. It wasn’t until Dec. 11 that the cancer was Course in Chemainus to support Wendy-Aid. than in doing this.” Many Chemainus residents may recall see- diagnosed as terminal. Tickets are $12, and there will be 50/50 Burger and Beer tickets are available ing Kurt on his many hikes around town and “It was a bit of a shock how very quickly draws and a silent auction full of goodies, through the Wendy-Aid website (www. the surrounding areas with his faithful dog, he got ill,” Lisa said. says co-organizer David Hatchman. or at Doc the Barber in Bubba. “I’m so moved by the response this has Chemainus. If you can’t make the burger Lisa said despite the trying ordeal, both “Bubba and him explored the outdoors on Kurt and Wendy remained positive and con- gotten,” he said. “We’ve got some really night but would still like to donate, a fund Vancouver Island more than anybody,” Lisa cerned about those around them. wonderful gifts from people in the com- has been set up at the CIBC, under the Kurt said. Stewart Memorial Account. For more infor“Seeing the two of them together and their munity.” Kurt was a self-employed drywaller and light together was an inspirational thing. Hatchman, a website developer, created mation, contact

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Celebrate Saturday Ladysmith nominated as Spirit of Ladysmith awards will be presented this a Great Place in Canada Saturday night at Aggie Hall Lindsay Chung THE CHRONICLE

This weekend, community and celebration will go hand in hand, as the Ladysmith Chamber of Commerce hosts the Spirit of Ladysmith Community Awards. The awards will be presented this Saturday night (Feb. 11) at Aggie Hall during a festive evening of presentations, appetizers and dancing. Eight awards will be presented to businesses or individuals who have been nominated by their peers. The awards recognize achievement and leadership in Ladysmith. “It’s amazing how many nominations are in,” says Chamber of Commerce vice-president Rhonda Shirley. “These were the ones nominated, and from them, it will be the chosen eight, but really, it takes a town of many workers and volunteers to make things happen, and we just hope everyone knows it’s appreciated.” This year’s nominees are: • Business of the Year (one to 10 employees) The 49th Café Community Link Connexions Inc. GNB Builders Inc. Little Rascals Pets and Supplies • Business of the Year (11 or more employees) Pharmasave Ladysmith Western Forest Products • Entrepreneur of the Year Nikki MacCallum of Nikki Design Peter Richmond of 49th Parallel Grocery Steve Wilkinson of Pharmasave Ladysmith • Service Employee of the Year (one to 10 employees) Inga Anderson Coleen Andreychuk-Burke Jill Collins Danielle Eastick Margie Forester Sandra Hendricks Heidi Kulhawy Jacquie Neligan Cheryl Onciul Lesley Parent Colin Pickell Monica Stieda

Marti Westergaard • Service Employee of the Year (11 or more employees) Colleen Gaudreault • Non-For-Profit of the Year Kinsmen Club of Ladysmith Ladysmith and District Historical Society Ladysmith Family and Friends • Volunteer of the Year Audrey Ballegeer Hilary Bell Nita Grant Jim Masyk Isabelle Ouelette Duck Paterson Ed and Marie Polachek Rod Saunders Carol Sparham David Walbank Volunteers at Ladysmith Family and Friends • Youth of the Year Annika Bouma Noah Hendricks Katrina Stirling Brendan Wilkinson Ultimately, the evening is all about celebrating Ladysmith. “Overall, we love Ladysmith because it is just such a great community of volunteers and workers and businesses, and it’s just amazing to see everybody come together,” said Shirley. “We want everyone to come out and have a good time.” This year’s award night is a bit different than past events, which were more formal dinners. The Chamber of Commerce is hoping the tickets are more affordable for the community this year so that more people can be part of the celebrations. Tickets are only $15, and they are available at the Chamber of Commerce office at 411B First Ave. and by calling 250-2452112. The Spirit of Ladysmith Community Awards begin at 7 p.m. Doors open at 6:30 p.m. There will be appetizers from Printingdun Beanery, Ricky’s and 49th Parallel and treats from Old Town Bakery, and the awards presentations will be followed by dancing with local DJ Ted Puska. The evening will also feature a raffle for a diamond pendant from Grant’s Jewellers.


What makes Ladysmith such a great place? Is it the people? The opportunities for hiking, paddling and other outdoor activities? The unique downtown? For Paul Biffin, it’s all of the above — and more. Biffin has nominated Ladysmith as the best neighbourhood in the Great Places in Canada contest. “I just think it’s a great little town,” he said. “It’s got a lot of character, and I do think it’s one of the most beautiful spots in Canada. It’s got really friendly people, and I think the weather’s the best on the Island.” “It’s got all these amazing hiking trails,” he added. “The downtown looks like the set of an old western or something with all the old buildings. It’s just a nice setting.” The Great Places in Canada competition is sponsored by the Canadian Institute of Planners and is open to all Canadians from coast to coast to coast. Voting takes place online, and results are tallied in real time. L a s t y e a r , Commercial Street in Nanaimo was named Canada’s great street, while Le Petit Champlain in Quebec City won as Canada’s great neighbourhood and The Forks in Winnipeg was honoured as Canada’s great public space. Biffin was inspired to nominate Ladysmith in the Great Places in Canada contest when he saw on Shaw TV


Recreation opportunities like Holland Creek Trails are one of the reasons Paul Biffin has nominated Ladysmith in the Great Places in Canada contest. that Bowen Park in Nanaimo had been nominated as a public space this year. Biffin moved to Ladysmith about two years ago, but he knew even earlier that this was a place where he wanted to settle down. “I used to work in

ers around town, and he has sent out e-mails about the contest. In his nomination, Biffin highlights Ladysmith’s history, as well as the many events such as Light Up that bring the community together and draw people to town.

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LSS grads will hit the runway Feb. 16 Niomi Pearson THE CHRONICLE


The Ladysmith Kinsmen were out in force Saturday morning at Brown Drive Kin Park, installing a hearty layer of wood chips onto the lot designated for Phase 2 of the park project. Phase 3, which would include installation of a playground suited to children in their early teens, is temporarily on hold while the club raises additional funds to pay for the final phase of the project.

Ladysmith native top cop on East Coast Staff Writer THE CHRONICLE

A Ladysmith native will be the top cop in Newfoundland. R C M P Commissioner Robert Paulson announced late last week that Chief Supt. Tracy Hardy has been appointed Commanding Officer of B Division, Newfoundland and Labrador. H a r d y, w h o w a s born in Ladysmith, joined the RCMP in 1981. After graduating from Depot, Hardy had a number of posts through Saskatchewan, N.W.T., British Columbia and

Yukon. She is pres- with her a strong operently posted as the ational background Commanding Officer and a commitment of Prince Edward to integrating policIsland. ing with community Hardy expects to be involvement. in her new position “As Minister of before summer. Justice, I very much “I am pleased to l o o k f o r w a r d t o welcome Chief Supt. working with Chief Tracy Hardy as the Supt. Hardy and the new Commanding continued delivery Officer for the RCMP of quality policing B Division,” Felix for the residents of Collins, Minister of Newfoundland and Justice and Attorney Labrador.” General, said in a Hardy is replacnews release. “Chief i n g C o m m a n d i n g Supt. Hardy has Officer Assistant served extensively Commissioner Bill throughout Canada, Smith, who retired in including rural and January. northern areas, which “We are thrilled to get is a tremendous asset someone of Tracy’s for leading the RCMP calibre,” said Paulson. in Newfoundland and “She is an outstanding, Labrador. She brings motivational leader.”

Grade 12 students at Ladysmith Secondary School are strutting the runway to pay for prom. The LSS fashion show Cabaret 2012 is being held Thurs., Feb. 16, and it will feature 50 grads in duds from stores like Bliss, Bride’s Closet, Tip Top Tailors and Black and Lee. “This is one of our big fundraisers — the fashion show has been the biggest money maker so far, so we really like to get the community involved,” said show organizer Kathy Desaulniers. “Most of us have known these kids since they were in kindergarten — coached them, done the sports and dancing and this is the last hurrah for everything we’ve done.” Last year’s event, held March 8, raised Models show off formal wear during last year’s grad fashion show. See the Ladysmith Secondary School grads of 2012 show off the latest fashion’s during approximately $800. This year, things are this year’s Cabaret 2012 show Feb. 16 at the LSS gym. being done a little differently. mittee is also working show will take place sold at the door. At the end of the to get the grads to at 7 p.m. in the LSS Attendees can look show, all of the grads take more ownership gym. Doors open at forward to a night will come out in for- of the annual event. 6:30 p.m. Tickets are of casual and formal mal wear, as opposed “We’re putting a lot $10 for adults, and $5 fashion, a silent aucto previous years of responsibility on for seniors and stu- tion, door prizes and where only a limited them to get out there dents. baked goodies. number of prom duds a n d s e l l t i c k e t s , ” The tickets are avail- “It’s a fun night celwere available. Desaulniers said. able at Salamander ebrating the fact that “Part of my goal was The school is also Books, at LSS morn- they’ve worked so to have everybody organizing a post-Su- ings and after school, hard, and this is like looking pretty at the per Bowl bottle drive and through any of their last fun fundend,” Desaulniers to help raise addition- t h e 2 0 1 2 g r a d u a t - raiser,” Desaulniers said. al funds. ing class members. said. “It’s a good famThe organizing comT h e L S S f a s h i o n Tickets will also be ily night.”

Police investigating mischief at secondary school The Ladysmith detachment responded to 76 calls for service. Monday, Jan. 30 } On Jan. 30, the Ladysmith RCMP received a report of a stolen vehicle. At approximately 4 a.m., a 1989 grey and blue Ford pickup was stolen from a residence on Wilcox Road. The vehicle is easily recognizable, having a concave passenger door and a raised suspension. The police continue to investigate the theft. Tuesday, Jan. 31 } A motor vehicle

collision occurred near the intersection of Dogwood Drive and Stephenson Street. A southbound vehicle on Dogwood stopped suddenly when a deer ran in front of the vehicle. The driver behind this vehicle was unable to stop in time and rearended the stopped vehicle. No injuries were reported, and the deer was not struck. Friday, Feb. 3 } The Ladysmith RCMP are investigating an incident of mischief at Ladysmith Secondary School. On

the evening of Feb. 3, Ladysmith two damaged wooden staircases were locatRCMP news ed at the rear of the Jan. 30 to school. A number of Feb. 5 youth were seen in the Provided by area. The police are Ladysmith continuing their invesRCMP tigation. } On the evening of Feb. 3, the Ladysmith RCMP were called to a fight in progress on Fourth Avenue. Two ent later that evening. youths were located, No charges are being with one youth sub- recommended. sequently arrested } On the evening of for causing a distur- Feb. 3, between the bance. The youth was hours of 8 p.m. and detained in custody 10 p.m., a school bus and released to a par- from Vancouver was

parked at Ladysmith Secondary School while the basketball team being transported was in the school gym. When the bus driver returned to the vehicle, it had been entered and a fire extinguisher and flashlight had been stolen. Saturday, Feb. 4 } During the evening of Feb. 4, the RCMP responded to a single vehicle motor vehicle accident on Yellow Point Road at Hill Road. The driver of the vehicle approached the intersection in the

fog, miscalculated the intersection and drove into the ditch. No injuries were sustained by the driver or passengers, and there was no visible damage to the vehicle. Sunday, Feb. 5 } In the early morning hours of Feb. 5, the police were called to the 500 block of French Street after having received a complaint of youths damaging a stop sign. The police attended and located a number of youth with open liquor. The youth were arrested

and detained in custody, then turned over to their parents. No damage was found on any of the stop signs in the area. } The Ladysmith detachment received a complaint from the Dollar Store, which reported the theft of money from its till. It is believed the clerk was intentionally distracted by individuals, whose accomplices took money from the till while the employee was distracted. The police are continuing their investigation.

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Town gets $130K grant ient community, with tremendous commuTHE CHRONICLE nity support thanks A $130,000 grant from to the involvement of the federal Gas Tax hundreds of Ladysmith Fund will help the Town citizens in the developof Ladysmith update its ment of both documents,” said Mayor zoning bylaw. This will support Rob Hutchins. “Now the implementation we need to make sure o f t h e C o m m u n i t y that their recommendaSustainability Vision tions are reflected in and Community Energy the finest details of all Plan — and “greener” related bylaws, plans development in town and policies.” Ladysmith’s exist— according to a press release from the town. ing zoning bylaw was As the key piece of adopted in 1997. It has municipal legislation undergone numerous pertaining to land use amendments since that regulations, the zoning time — more than 60 to bylaw needs immediate date — and some reguattention to ensure the lations date as far back community’s invest- as the 1960s. In the meantime, the ments in sustainability planning are carried t o w n h a s i n v e s t e d out at the operational c o n s i d e r a b l e t i m e and decision-making and resources into the development of levels, it noted. “ O u r Vi s i o n f o r a several overarching, Sustainable Community sustainability-focused and our Community planning documents, Energy Plan provide a including a new Official clear path for a resil- Community Plan (OCP) Staff Writer

in 2003, as well as the national awardwinning Community Sustainability Vision and Community Energy Plan in 2009. According to the town, some of the outcomes from this project include: • an updated zoning bylaw that supports the implementation of the Community Vision and Energy Plan • a technically sound document with improved bylaw clarity and clear regulations • consistency with the direction of the Official Community Plan • attention to zoning regulations in special areas such as the downtown zoning to support economic development in target sectors and existing job centres (e.g. retail, industrial, marine-related business, professional and knowledge-based business, tourism infra-

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YOUR WORDS “Seeing the two of them together and their light together was an inspirational thing.” Lisa Stewart, Page 1


ave you voted for Ladysmith as the greatest neighbourhood in the Great Places in Canada contest yet? It’s pretty exciting to see that 379 people have (as of Monday morning, at least). Word hasn’t been out that long, and already people are jumping on board to show their support for this great community by voting at asp?id=6057. It’s fun to watch the number climb, and it’s especially fun to read people’s enthusiastic comments on the Internet. Many people are saying they’ve raised their kids in Ladysmith, and now their kids are raising another generation here. They’re very proud to be from Ladysmith. And it’s so easy to see why. I’ve felt at home here in Ladysmith since Day One. I really can’t think of a better place to set down some roots. The Great Places in Canada nomination talks about Ladysmith’s interesting coal mining history and about its unique downtown. It also highlights the hiking and outdoor events and the friendly people. But there are also a lot of great things about Ladysmith that you can’t explain in words or show in photos — those intangibles that make you feel like you’re right where you belong. Like how everyone supports each other and gets behind so many fundraisers and events and is always ready to help out. They may not be the things that win contests, but they should be. They’re what makes a home. And speaking of community pride and community spirit, Ladysmith is doing really well in another online contest. Local Celtic rock band Skellig has entered the Hard Rock Rising competition, which gives bands a chance to play live in Toronto and ultimately play at Hyde Park in London. Voting ended Monday night, so we didn’t know how Skellig placed when we put out the paper, but they were in second place out of 300 bands Monday morning, which was very exciting. — Lindsay Chung

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B.C. joining the LNG gold rush BC Views by Tom Fletcher


he first thing to understand about the race to liquefied natural gas exports is how far back in the pack B.C. is starting. Canada has issued its first two export licenses for LNG export projects near Kitimat, to sell the product of the vast Horn River and Montney shale gas deposits in northeastern B.C. One LNG plant has begun construction, the second is approved to proceed and a third is also proposed for the same region. Unlike the proposed Northern Gateway oil pipeline proposal, plants and associated pipelines have actually received all the necessary permits from our constipated federalprovincial environmental process. Australia has approved six LNG projects in the last two years, with a combined construction cost of $180 billion. Reuters reports that their $34-billion Ichthys project will vault Australia past the Middle Eastern kingdom of Qatar into first place among

global LNG exporters, assuming it is built by 2017. Top producing countries are Qatar, Indonesia, Malaysia, Nigeria and Algeria. The second thing B.C. taxpayers need to know is that there is no other practical choice here. Huge shale gas developments around North America have meant B.C.’s days of making a tidy sum selling gas to the U.S. are coming to an end. Natural gas replaced forest products some years ago as B.C.’s top commodity revenue stream, helping to keep the lights on in B.C. schools and hospitals. But the domestic price is down for the long term, and the U.S. has plenty of its own gas now. The third thing to know is that there is misinformation about shale gas and “fracking.” Shaky videos show someone touching a match to water that has had gas bubbled through it, to artificially promote the idea that hydraulic fracturing of shale deposits contaminates groundwater. This and some scientifically illiterate media reports are all it takes to get a protest movement

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going these days. The fact that a kilometre or more of solid rock separates B.C. shale deposits from surface water sources is seldom mentioned. The major public health risk from B.C.’s natural gas boom is the escape of sour gas, which contains poisonous, heavier-than-air hydrogen sulfide. That’s been a problem for B.C.’s conventional gas industry for decades. There are legitimate concerns about water use and chemical discharge from shale fracturing, and the B.C. government has scrambled to upgrade its regulations on that as well as sour gas. Premier Christy Clark has run to the front of the LNG parade, trying to convey the notion that multi-billion-dollar investments made years ago by Chinese, Japanese, U.S. and Korean corporations are somehow the result of her “jobs plan.” NDP energy critic John Horgan insists that the B.C. Utilities Commission oversee all this, so the B.C. Liberals don’t subsidize these giant transnational

energy companies with cheap electricity and stick BC Hydro ratepayers with the bill. According to Horgan, the BCUC should also have lawyered away over the smart meter program for God knows how long, as analog meters become obsolete and Quebec and others modernize their electricity grids without hand-wringing or exploitation of imaginary health threats. This is not a good time to dither. An LNG terminal is proposed for Portland, Ore., and there will be others. LNG plants need lots of electricity, and the B.C. Liberal government wants to market B.C. LNG as the “cleanest” in the world because it’s processed with minimal burning of gas for power generation. Will foreign buyers care about B.C.’s LNG production methods? Are B.C.’s greenhouse gas reduction targets history? More on that in a future column. Tom Fletcher is legislative reporter and columnist for Black Press. E-mail

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Letters Your View

Thank you firefighters Editor: The fire department plays a crucial role in our community. Most community parades, like in Ladysmith, are adorned with several fire trucks and their proud members. Many of these fire departments consist of volunteer firefighters who spend numerous hours training and practising and who are very often first at the scene. As first responders, their critical interventions are crucial to a positive outcome in a serious accident. The North Oyster Volunteer Fire Department attended a very serious motorcycle accident in 2010. To show my appreciation to these first responders who took exceptional care of me, I attended the North Oyster Fire Hall just before Christmas. The visit gave me an opportunity to talk to some of the firefighters who attended at the scene and show them that their efforts saved my life. The picture above shows some of the firefighters who attended the scene — unfortunately, not all North Oyster Volunteer Fire Department firefighters who are shown or were present the day we stopped by. They are: back row

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from left, Brian Eagle, Florian Schulz, fire chief Jason de Jong, Ron Strazza, Ryne Paetz and Sandy David; and, front from left, Colby Sedola, Aaron Bergeron and accident victim. We would like to take this opportunity to thank all the members of the North Oyster Volunteer Fire Department for their efforts. Their patience, caring nature and invaluable expertise were nothing less than amazing. We were shocked to learn that first responders rarely receive thanks for their heroics, nor are they advised of the outcome of their efforts regarding accident victims. We hope this story will encourage more accident victims to come forward and give thanks to their first responders. After all, where would we and the communities we live in be without them? Special thanks to the ambulance crew, paramedics and air ambulance crew for their help.


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Love can’t be forced or hurried Editor: Love is a golden gift, priceless and perfect — cherished above all life’s treasures. It can’t be forced or hurried. Just be yourself, and it will some day come to you.

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A free six-week program at the Frank Jameson Community Centre aims to help people feel comfortable in the kitchen and show them they can eat healthy on a budget. Food Skills for Families, an initiative led by the Canadian Diabetes Association, is a hands-on program that makes healthy eating, shopping and cooking easy, quick and fun. The aim of the program is to provide families with a hands-on cooking experience where they can learn to make healthy recipes with a focus on improving healthy food choices, increasing fruit and vegetable consumption and improving the number of students bringing healthy snacks and lunches to school. From Feb. 18 to March 24, Food Skills for Families will run Saturdays from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the Frank Jameson Community Centre and will offer nutrition, cooking, eating healthy and food preparation skills. The programs is free, and it includes six interactive sessions on healthy and nutritious eating. Preregistration is required by calling 250-245-6424. Dietitian and program facilitator Karen Fediuk says people enjoy Food Skills for Families because they learn a lot, but it’s also fun. “One of the women who had taken it before, when she found out I was doing it again, asked if there were new recipes because they wanted to do it again,” she said. “It’s fun, and it’s social. They had a chance to try new recipes and get feedback. (They were) feeling they had increased

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Apply now for bursaries Nanaimo-Ladysmith Schools Foundaton applications due Feb. 17 High school students in Ladysmith and Nanaimo have until Feb. 17 to take advantage of more than 300 awards available to help them pay for their post-secondary education. The Nanaimo-Ladysmith Schools Foundation (NLSF) awards booklet and application for Nanaimo and Ladysmith secondary students is now online. This year, more than 300 awards, bursaries and scholarships totalling more than $290,000 are available for students of all interests, abilities and academic levels. Applications and further information can be found at under the “Awards” tab. The deadline to apply is Fri., Feb. 17. “The NLSF scholarships, awards and bursaries offer a wide range of categories for students to chose from,” said Erin van Steen, executive-director of the foundation. “There are opportunities for students who are active in the community, excel in sports, have a specific study area they are pursuing or who have a financial need. We encourage students to apply for as many opportunities that are appropriate for them.”

The funds for all of the awards are supported by the service clubs, community organizations and private donors within the Nanaimo-Ladysmith community. This program is completely reliant on community donors. Without these opportunities, many graduating students wouldn’t be able to continue their post-secondary education. Last year, the NLSF scholarship and bursary program distributed 346 scholarships, bursaries and awards totaling more than $290,000. Unfortunately, a great need still exists, and the foundation is currently looking for financial awards in the fields of environment, graphic design, pharmacy, physiotherapy and veterinary medicine. NLSF recognizes that there is even a greater need than before for more scholarship programs so more students have the opportunity to achieve their dreams. NLSF, which has helped provide post-secondary scholarships since 1982, encourages community groups and individuals to contact the foundation at 250-753-4074 if they are interested in supporting the scholarship program. — Submitted

Catalyst Paper — owner of Crofton’s pulp mill — says the company, and certain of its subsidiaries, have gotten an initial creditor-protection order from the B.C. Supreme Court.The court granted protection under the CCAA for an initial period expiring on Feb. 14. It can be extended as required and approved by the court, Catalyst bosses said in a press release last week. While the company and its subsidiaries are under CCAA protection, all proceedings by its creditors are stayed. Catalyst

keeps control of daily E n e r g y , and operations at Crofton Paperworkers’ union and its other mills. — and suppliers. Catalyst brass said Terms of the pulp financial giant J.P. g i a n t ’s r e s t r u c t u rMorgan has agreed ing plan under the to provide debtor-in- Companies’ Creditors possession financing Arrangement Act, have to Catalyst. yet to be determined. J . P. M o r g a n i s A tentative plan expected to provide struck outside the the company with up courtroom was scutto approximately $175 tled during PPWC’s million of available union vote Jan. 28 capital during CCAA when workers rejectproceedings. ed Catalyst’s five-year The company’s oper- contract deal. ating revenue, comPrevious restructurbined with the Morgan ing terms by the debtf i n a n c i n g , s h o u l d ridden company, said allow the firm to meet the firm needed fresh i t s o b l i g a t i o n s t o contracts with its five employees — includ- union locals, including Crofton’s 400-some ing Crofton’s Local PPWC members, and 2 of the Pulp, Paper, 100-odd members of and Woodworkers of the Communications, Canada, by Jan. 31.

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worked, what didn’t work, a time for reflection,� said LCGS board member Roxanne Boyko. “If you have an interest in growing and gardening, whether you would like to and just want to figure out how to get started or you are a master gardener looking for new tips to add to what you already know, then come.� All seven workshops will be held Tuesdays at the Frank Jameson Community Centre between 7 and 9 p.m. starting tonight, Feb. 7. The first workshop, led by Nick Versteeg, will centre around food security and the benefits of growing locally. Local soil expert Michael Rowell will lead workshop No. 2 (Feb. 14) and show how using fertilizer and making your own compost can result in bigger, healthier plants. On Feb. 21, Mayor Rob Hutchins will share the secrets of successful square foot gardening. The basic premise of square foot gardening is to utilize the entire space by sectioning the plot into one-foot-byone-foot squares. “It’s ideal for our community garden because we have smaller plots,� Boyko said. “If you have healthy plants, you don’t need a lot of seeds so your cost of growing is down, and if the plants themselves are healthy, you don’t have as many weeds.� Bees will dominate the discussions during workshop four (Feb. 28), led by a representative from Fredrich’s Honey. Attendees will learn the differences between mason and honey bees and how


Ladysmith Community Gardens Society board member Roxanne Boyko is excited about a series of free workshops the society and town are offering. beneficial both can be to your garden. The next workshop (Mar. 6) will be led by Joan Gerlitzki and will be about companion/ symbiotic gardening, which is essentially the art of maximizing one’s yield by placing certain plants together. “With companion gardening, it’s the understanding that you can certainly put anything everywhere, but if you place certain plants b e s i d e e a c h o t h e r, they’ll do better,� Boyko explained. “There’s some plants that like each other, just like some people like some people better.� The irrigation secrets of the Town of Ladysmith will be shared Mar. 13 during a workshop led by Glenn Britton, teaching gar-

deners how to optimize water use. The seventh and final workshop (Mar. 20) will be led by master gardener Dorothy Kieser and will be on building greenhouses to enable gardeners to extend their growing season. The LCGS was founded in June 2010. The workshops are a part of the society’s mandate to promote education and awareness. Members grow fresh food for the Ladysmith Food Bank on a designated plot. “One of the things that drew me to the community garden was because I wanted to grow my own food and I was curious to find out how much food I could grow for my family on the plot,� said Boyko, who has been a society member for about a year.

She said the community gardens attract both young and old, regardless of experience. “There’s such a beautiful range of demographics that it’s fun. There are seniors that come down to garden and they have stories about way back when they were kids, and it’s brilliant to watch them.� The society currently has about 50 members but always welcomes more. Contact Anne at 250-666-2743 or e-mail anneinasia@hotmail. com for information. The LCGS will hold its annual general meeting March 3 from 3-4:30 p.m. at the Ladysmith Resources Centre. Old and new members are encouraged to attend. To pre-register for the workshops, call 250245-6424.

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Coast Environmental wants to expand in Chemainus Peter W. Rusland BLACK PRESS

Stench from composting in Chemainus’ industrial park has council sniffing at bylaw changes to plug future odour problems, North Cowichan Mayor Jon Lefebure says. His comments came in the wake of a lengthy Chemainus Legion meeting hosted by Coast Environmental Inc., which wants to expand its soil-composting operation to accept Cowichan’s food waste in the industrial park. “ We d o n ’t h a v e a control mechanism in place and we’ve asked staff to bring forward a bylaw to take composting out of the heavy-industrial zone,� Lefebure said. “That way, anyone coming to us in future has to get agreement from us before an operation can start up, so we’d be in control.� The meeting attracted some 40 citi-

talked about actions zens, some of whom e x p r e s s e d d i s g u s t place. “We’ve expanded our he’s taking to mitigate m a r c h e d d u r i n g a about the reek wafting September anti-odour from Coast’s opera- (covered) mixed and the smell from the sepreceive area by half tage transfer. protest. tions. North Cowichan Drew wanted Coast to stock more mate- “He says he’s made shares jurisdiction of t o s n u f f i t s s m e l l rial without opening improvements to that. the composting opera- before its expansion the doors,� he told At the meeting, there tion with the CVRD. p l a n s a r e m u l l e d t h e N e w s L e a d e r was general agreement the odour is related to “The CVRD is respon- by council and the Pictorial. “We now have enough the (soil) composting sible for solid wastes CVRD. (bio-solids) and his “He’s saying ‘Let me wood waste for two as well.� Lazaro cited truckexpansion falls under expand.’ We’re saying weeks.� A CVRD expansion t r a n s f e r s t a t i o n that,� the mayor said. ‘No, take care of the would mean boosting upgrades including a “Folks at the meeting odours first.’� were quite angry. Drew didn’t believe his payroll to about gravity-upload plat“They felt the permit Coast is acting prop- eight full-timers from form, bio-filter conshould not be granted erly under odour pro- the curent four, he nections for rigs, and more. for expansion until visions of its current said. “We run a showpiece And that stinky stuff they prove they can permit. don’t include just sepoperate without being And Thermo-Proof’s facility.� B u t t o L e f e b u r e tic-tank offal, either, an extreme nuisance municipal property to neighbours and taxes have risen while and others, Coast’s he said. “Non-septic can be neighbouring busi- its property values composting smells ness. have dropped due to are small beside the between 25 and 50 “They’re operating the stench, Drew said. stench from a liquid- per cent, everything legally right now, and Coast’s Dan Lazaro septage truck-transfer from dairy waste and unfortunately their is acting on a roster station — affiliated restaurant grease, to operation is not being of audit recommenda- with Coast — near its winery and fish- farm wate.� managed well in terms tions found in regional soil operation. Council and the “I’ve smelled it, and of odour it produces. consultant John Paul’s “If the operation is $ 3 , 0 0 0 N o v e m b e r CVRD have no author- it can get very bad,� run properly, there’s report to reduce odour ity concerning the liq- noted Lefebure. Folks can submit anticipation of some from the soil opera- uid-waste place — and it’s unclear who does. comments about the odour but not to the tion. “There is no actual leg- stench and compostextent we have now.� Lazaro said Coast has Cam Drew of near- spent about $250,000 islated authority over ing concerns to the b y T h e r m o - P r o o f so far on improve- the transfer of those C o w i c h a n Va l l e y Windows was on a ments to reduce odor septage fluids,� said Regional District by list of locals who at his composting Lefebure, “but Lazaro council by March 1.

Brendan Wilkinson of Project Reel Life, (front row, centre), the local youth-based project that is working to bring a community theatre to Ladysmith, attended the official announcement for the Community Action Initiative awards in Vancouver Jan. 17. Project Reel Life is one of 10 grassroots organizations around B.C. to receive $200,000 in funding.

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Since 1994 the choir has toured internationally for Watoto Child Care Ministries. The choir consists of eighteen boys and girls who have lost one or both of their parents; however, they now live in homes built by Watoto Child Care Ministries. The choir’s music and multimedia presentation is a soulful fusion of gospel and contemporary African style. Dressed in brilliant authentic costumes, the children’s enthusiastic song and energetic dance has moved audiences worldwide.

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Lavigne singing for Valentine’s

An artsy audience

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Palm Court Light Orchestra, Lavigne will sing O Sole Mio, Granada, Funiculi Funicula, Family, friends and fans of Because, Torna a Surriento, Chemainus tenor Ken Lavigne Nessun Dorma and Lanza’s sighave two chances to see him nature song, Be My Love. Lavigne will be the guest artist perform in this area around in another Valentine presentation Valentine’s Day. This Sunday (Feb. 12), Lavigne Sat., Feb. 18 at the Port Theatre is performing a special Valentine in Nanaimo. In a season dedicated to Music concert, Be My Love, in Duncan. Presented by the Palm Court for Your Heart and Soul, the Light Orchestra, Be My Love Vancouver Island Symphony, takes place at 2:30 p.m. at the under the baton of Pierre Simard, presents Believe Feb. 18 at 7:30 Quw’utsun Cultural Centre. Tickets are available by calling p.m. Throughout a program of familthe Cowichan Theatre box office iar ballads, show tunes and clasat 250-748-7529 and at the door. Be My Love is a celebration of sical cross-over favourites (and tenor Mario Lanza. It is also the surprises), Lavigne weaves a final concert in the Palm Court thread, joining each song with Light Orchestra’s Silver Jubilee anecdotes, mostly of the humorous kind, that have audiences rolSeason. Through his many records, licking with laughter. All the while, it’s his music that films and television appearances, Lanza became a household name will touch the heart, with a voice that Cabaret Exchange of New in many parts of the world. Lavigne shares a high regard for York describes as being like “... both the quality of Lanza’s voice liquid gold.” Tickets for Believe are available and his musicianship. For his appearance with the by calling 250-754-8550.



Seventy people packed the Waterfront Gallery Saturday night to hear Tammy Hudgeon, an awardwinning glass artist from Gabriola Island, speak about her mixed media and fused glass art. Hudgeon is known for her unrestrained use of colour, which is inspired by nature. You can see Hudgeon’s art at the Waterfront Gallery during Rock Paper Scissors/Lighting Effects Tuesdays to Sundays from noon to 4 p.m. The show runs until the end of February. Visit for more information about the art show and any other upcoming events.


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Optical Coherence Tomography (OCT) New and exciting technologies have emerged to examine the various parts of the eye. OCT is the most valuable advance in retinal diagnostic Dr. Anita Voisin imaging in decades. The OCT is like an MRI of the eye. It provides a cross sectional analysis of the eye structures including the retina. OCT imaging allows optometrists and ophthalmologists to see pathologies that lurk underneath the retina and thus were in some cases difficult to identify with previous imaging and microscopic examination. The newest OCT instruments allow for identification in 5 micron increments. (5 microns is about the size of a red blood cell). OCT imaging has far reaching ramifications in the diagnosis and treatment of many common serious ocular conditions. Let’s examine a few of them individually and better understand what diagnostic information the OCT imaging provides the eyecare practitioner. Glaucoma: Glaucoma is a disease of the optic nerve fibres and results in a loss of peripheral vision if not treated and controlled in a timely fashion. In the majority of cases glaucoma has no symptoms in the early stages. OCT scans provide information on thickness of the cornea (thin corneas are associated with glaucoma) and the density of the optic nerve fibre layer. The optic nerve is like a fibre optic cable with millions of individual wires that send the electrical impulses from the photoreceptors in the retina to the brain for processing. Thinning of the nerve fibre layer is a precursor to the peripheral vision loss that ultimately results from glaucoma. OCT also gives information about the anterior chamber drainage angle. The “angle” is the space where the fluid in the eye circulates out and into the blood stream. Narrow drainage angles can cause a particular type of glaucoma known as narrow angle glaucoma. One of the emerging diagnostic tests that the OCT can provide is the ganglion cell complex. The ganglion cells are connected to the nerve fibre layer and research shows that thinning at this level can even precede thinning of the nerve fibre layer and thus gives the eyecare practitioner a very early indication of glaucomatous disease. Macular Degeneration: The macular area is the part of the retina that you use to see faces and colour. The macula is the centre most part of your vision and when damaged can cause devastating consequences to visual function. AMD or age-related macular degeneration is the leading cause of blindness in North America. AMD can be detected and monitored in a number of ways including biomicroscopic examination of the retina. But the OCT provides an unprecedented look underneath the retinal layers to better monitor the disease for progression and determine if leakage is present (the “wet” form of the disease). It is becoming a very important test in the management and diagnosis of AMD. The OCT is the newest diagnostic instrument in our South Cowichan office. It has allowed us to explain why some people have decreased visual acuity despite the fact that the retina looks normal on the surface with biomicroscopy. We are better able to diagnose and monitor glaucoma and various retinal diseases; and it has allowed certain pathologies to be diagnosed and treated which may have otherwise gone undetected.


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Rivalry set on Forrest Field Ladysmith turf stage for a fabulous game of twists, turns, and sibling rivalry. Don Bodger

he couldn’t generate anything offensively BLACK PRESS against Cowichan. Brotherly love only “It was difficult,’’ said Tyler. “He had goes so far. Hughes brothers some good little bits. Tyler of Cowichan Bram Taylor was on L M G P r i n g l e a n d him a lot, and he did Jordie of Bays United a great job containLiquor Plus were in ing him and limiting the spotlight when his chances.’’ The Hughes broththeir two teams squared off during e r s m o s t l y k e p t a huge Vancouver it clean — unlike Island Soccer League hockey’s Primeau D i v. 1 t i l t a t t h e brothers who once Ladysmith turf field engaged in a fight on the ice — other than Friday night. Not only were fam- one incident where ily bragging rights on Tyler got a yellow the line, but the game card for a push on had direct implica- Jordie. “My mom had a few tions on who would potentially finish first words for me after the game,’’ laughed in the division. The advantage went Tyler Hughes. The turf war suited to Cowichan when Kevin Brown scored Cowichan fine. in the last seven min- “They’re used to turf utes to give Cowichan and I think we’re a much better team a 1-0 victory. “That put us back on turf now,’’ said into first place and Hughes. “We’re skilwe hold our own fully better than most destiny again,’’ said teams now. A couple Tyler Hughes, the of years ago it would shutdown player on h a v e b e e n b e t t e r C o w i c h a n ’s b a c k playing at Sherman Road.’’ end. It looked like the Jordie is the big scorer for Bays, fifth game would finish overall in the league scoreless, but Brown with 10 goals, but went on a nice run up

the right side and was set up by Ladysmith native Chris Arnett. “I think Bays was satisfied with the tie,’’ said Hughes. “We needed the win. The onus was on us to score.’’ And that’s exactly what Cowichan did. “It was exciting,’’ said Hughes. “We had a few good chances to score and take the lead.’’ Brian Carriere and Ryan Andre, also two of the league’s top scorers, missed getting the goal that could have put Cowichan in control earlier. But Brown’s marker came just in the nick of time for the valuable three points in the standings. Combined with a shocking 6-1 loss by ANDREW LEONG/BLACK PRESS previous frontrunner Gordon Head against Cowichan’s Ryan Andre backs away from the Bays Nanaimo, Cowichan United goalkeeper on a cross during Friday’s match on vaulted back into Forrest Field. Cowichan won the game 1-0 on a late the lead with a 12-2- goal by Kevin Brown to take over first place. 2 mark for 38 points with two winnable and Bays sits third at 2 Castaways. Cowichan United games left against 11-4-0 for 33 points. Cowichan starts in Div. 2 moved to 7-4-4 Juan de Fuca and defence of its Jackson with a 4-0 victory over Sooke. Gordon Head is now Cup title Saturday in the Gordon Head Victoria against Div. Blaze Thursday. 12-3-1 for 37 points,

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Ronal Finnegan of the Ladysmith 49ers senior boys AA basketball team makes a leap for the basket with the ball in the fourth quarter of the 49ers’ game against Princess Margaret on Friday, narrowly losing the game with a final score of 69-63. The game was part of a Cedar/Ladysmith basketball tournament held at Ladysmith and Cedar secondary schools Feb. 2-4. Ladysmith finished seventh (out of 16 teams) in the tournament with two wins and two losses.


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BC JOBS PLAN: TECHNOLOGY Technology is a fast-growing sector of the B.C. economy. The industry is a magnet for highly educated professionals attracted to world-class high-tech clusters including the life-sciences, digital media and wireless, information and communications technology, ocean sciences and motion picture production. The average wage of $63,440 is more than 52% above the average for all jobs in British Columbia, which makes this sector even more attractive to job seekers. In 2009, the high-tech industry provided 84,000 jobs with a total salary bill that added up to $5.3 billion, up from $4 billion in 2007. The job growth will continue, with a projected 57,000 technology jobs opening by 2019, and an annual growth rate of 2.2%. British Columbia attracts global technology leaders, including Pixar, Disney, Boeing, MDA, Microsoft, Sierra Wireless, SAP, Dolby Canada, and Intel. These major technology companies look for a stable economy with a supply of experienced employees and a supportive government. British Columbia has both. It helps that the University of British Columbia is rated No. 1 in terms of technology licensing, an indicator of a high level of success and a culture that nurtures innovation. A healthy high-tech sector also attracts investors who are impressed by the industry’s performance. Revenues have more than tripled in the decade leading up to 2007, and were up another 4.4% by 2009, to $18.9 billion. Currently, investors receive a 30% refundable tax credit, supporting up to $100 million in investment every year. The provincial government, seeing the role they can play in this fast growing sector, will increase the value of this program by $3 million, allowing more individuals known as ‘angel investors’ to put their own capital directly into eligible small business, and to offer strategic expertise. B.C. firms attracted more than 19% of Canada’s venture capital investments in 2010, with B.C. the top province in life sciences venture capital investments. High technology wears many hats. The BC Cancer Agency is a world leader in cancer research, and B.C. is North America’s third-largest centre for film and TV production, averaging $1.2 billion in spending per year, 80% of which is foreign money. The global entertainment and media industry is expected to grow by five per cent a year to 2014, when it will hit $1.7 trillion. B.C. is well positioned to take advantage of this growth. The high-technology industry is not an island. This sector supports B.C.’s entire economy by helping other industries become more innovative, productive and globally competitive. Digital media and interactive gaming technologies are being used in education, agriculture, mining and health care. A perfect example of technology being developed to save a B.C. treasure is a company fighting a yearly nightmare. Every British Columbian is totally aware of the danger of wild fires to one of our most treasured and valuable assets, our magnificent forests which stretch through every corner of our province. Forest Technology Systems, based in Victoria, is a world leader in the design and manufacture

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Many medals for local skaters The Fuller Lake Skaters represented the club very well at the Lynn Hetherington Competition in Nanaimo Jan. 27-29. The team brought





home three bronze medals, six silver medals and one gold medal, along with many personal best skates. In first place for prepreliminary dance was

the team of Jazmin and Garnering silver medJoshua Wheeler. als in performance Second place medals w e r e L u c y S t r e e , went to David Eastman Amelia Trimble, Nora for preliminary men, G o e s c h i c k , J o s h u a and Riley Buckner for Wheeler and Kaitlyn silver interpretive. Gilson. Sophie Dawe took home a performance bronze, while Jazmin Wheeler took home third in the pre-preliminary ladies freeskate group. In junior silver ladies freeskate, third place went to Riley Buckner. Sarah Kedves took home fourth place in the juveline ladies category. See more results Early Bird Cut Off, Midnight, Feb. 15, 2012 online at The Fuller Lake Skating Club also hosted a seminar on Sat., Feb. 3 with a coach from Vancouver named Zdenek Pazdrek, who worked with the skat% ers on skating with stronger edges and more power and on jumps and spins. They also got to use an office tool he developed called the spinner to increase their spinning ability. The Fuller Lake Skating Club is working towards putting on an ice show themed “Around the World.” The show will take place Sat., March 31 at Fuller Lake Arena.


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CRISIS SOCIETY – 24 hour Crisis and Information line for Ladysmith 250-754-4447 ROYAL CANADIAN LEGION (BRANCH 171) Ladysmith, 621 – 1ST Ave., 250-245-2273. PUBLIC WELCOME. Painting Group –Wednesdays – 10:00 am – 12:00 noon. Line Dancing – Thursdays - 9:15 to 11:15 am. Soup & Sandwich – Thursday – February 9th & 23rd, 11:30 am LADYSMITH PARKS RECREATION CULTURE – Check out the Ladysmith Winter 2012 Leisure Guide for special events, programs, and activities to keep you happy, healthy and ďŹ t! Opportunities include leisure swims & lessons, aquatic training, and a fullystaffed ďŹ tness centre suitable for all levels. Watch for other activities and out trips for all ages throughout the winter. Registration or information 250-245-6424 or

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BINGO – Every Wednesday at St Mary’s Church Hall – Loonie Pot, Lucky 7 & Progressive Bonanza 6:45 to 9:30 pm. Prizes are determined by cards sold and player participation. Monthly Draw of $100.00 Cash Prize – you must be present to win. Come and try your luck. “Know Your Limit Play Within It� GOOD FOOD BOX – “IF YOU EAT YOU QUALIFY� – Deposit $10.00 with the Resources Centre by Thursday, Feb. 10th, pick up your box of fresh fruits and vegetables on Wednesday, Feb. 15th in the Lower Meeting Room of the Resources Centre 11:00 am to 1:00 pm. SENIORS OFFICE – Pat Edge and Barb Champagne. Ladysmith Resources Centre 630- 2nd Avenue, 250-245-3079. For info, support, advocacy, assistance.

4 All Seasons - in the company of friends Explore information about our two facilities: La Rosa Gardens and Lodge on 4th - where seniors come ďŹ rst. La Rosa Gardens provides Independent (Supportive and Assisted) Living accommodation and services. Lodge on 4th is a licenced Complex Care Facility for individuals who require 24 hour care and supports. Reception Number: (250) 245-3318 E-mail address:

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LRCA SENIORS VAN – Available to take seniors to medical appointments in Nanaimo and Duncan. For medical appointments in Victoria or Vancouver, call for a referral phone number. 50+ COMPUTER CLUB – Computer Club meets regularly 7:00 pm at the High School 710 – 6th Ave. the 2nd and 4th Tuesday of every month except July and August. February meetings Feb.14th & Feb. 28th unless notiďŹ ed otherwise.



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IN MEMORY OF MARTIN BACKMEIER Grandpa passed away January 18, 2012 and we learned too late of his passing to say goodbye. He was predeceased by my mother Margaret on Aug 1, 2008. They leave behind to mourn - John Bailey, husband of Marg and son in law to Martin for over 48 years; great grandchildren Ethan and Victoria and myself, David, Martinâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s eldest grandchild. Grandpa, I will always cherish the memories of ďŹ shing in the old wooden boat and learning how to drive in your â&#x20AC;&#x2DC;77 Mailbu while listening to American Woman on the 8 track. I often talk about the time you took me to watch you fall trees in Nanaimo Lakes, an unforgettable experience. You taught me how to play chess and instilled in me your love of gardening. Thank you Grandpa. With love from the Baileys.

CALL FOR ENTRIES 10TH ANNUAL Kitty Coleman Woodland Art & Bloom Festival. Fine Art and Quality Crafts Juried Show. Presented in a spectacular outdoor setting May 19,20, 21 Applications for Artisans are available at or phone 250-338-6901

LOST KEYS: keychain contains a number of large and small keys. Whistle with cord attached. Somewhere in Ladysmith. 250-714-6395

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

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250-245-5553 DEATHS

Harry Fred Erickson October 15, 1930 - February 4, 2012 Harry loved life and lived each day to the fullest! He was born in Comox, B.C. and was raised on the family farm in Merville. Harry was a true Islander, still living in the home he built in Ladysmith in 1957. He started work August 1st, 1949 with Comox Logging & Railway and worked as a a heavy duty mechanic until retirement in 1992. He is survived by his loving wife Margaret of 56 years and his 3 children Carol Gairns, Susan Erickson (Steve Janssen) & Robert Erickson (Heather) and his 3 grandchildren Erik Gairns, Courtenay Gairns, & Jennika Erickson, as well as his 2 brothers David & Frank and his many nieces, nephews & â&#x20AC;&#x153;Lucyâ&#x20AC;?. Harry loved boating and spending summers on the water with his wife, children & grandchildren. He loved nature, the outdoors and traveling. Harry was always willing to help and had so much energy ...he never slowed down. His enthusiasm for life was an inspiration to everyone. In 2010, he co-wrote of his experiences in the forest industry in the book called â&#x20AC;&#x153;Hills to Harbourâ&#x20AC;?. Friends & Family are invited to join in a Celebration of Life on Saturday February 11th, 2012 at 11:00 a.m. at the Eagles Hall in Ladysmith. In lieu of ďŹ&#x201A;owers, donations to the Canadian Cancer Society, the Ladysmith Maritime Society or the charity of your choice would be appreciated.


INFORMATION HOST FAMILIES Needed. Northern Youth Abroad is looking for families to host 2 youth from Nunavut/NWT, volunteering in your community July/August. Call 1-866-212-2307.

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HEWETT, JAMES Aug. 28, 1917â&#x20AC;&#x201D;Jan. 29, 2012 Jim passed away peacefully at Campbell River Hospital, after living a long, healthy and active life, well into his 90s. Jim was predeceased by his wife, Verna in 2002 and is survived by his children: Bill (Yvonne), Pat (Mel) Turner and Jim (Marje); his 7 grandchildren: Scott (Maggie), Kevin, Julie (James) Zinck, Laura (Darren) Patrick, Daniel, Mark and Alison; his 5 great grandchildren: Spencer, Gabe and Analeigh Hewett and Ella and Tyler Zinck. Jim was born in Newcastle, England and immigrated to North Vancouver with his family at the age of 3. He served as a signalman in the Royal Canadian Navy during World War II where he met and married Verna. They built their ďŹ rst home in West Vancouver. Jim worked at Woodwards, volunteered for many years with Scouts Canada and the West Vancouver Volunteer Fire Department. In his retirement years, he and Verna built a new home on Mayne Island and later, moved to Ladysmith. They enjoyed many years of sailing and traveling. Jim amazed his family with his energy, his work ethic, and his craftsmanship. His cheerful whistling in his workshop and the beautiful grandfather clocks he made, will be a lasting memory. There wasnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t anything that Jim didnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t think he could ďŹ x! The family wishes to thank his friends in Ladysmith, the doctors and staff at Ladysmith and Campbell River Hospitals, as well as the caregivers who looked after him at home for the last few months. We will be making a donation to The BC Cancer Agency and the Campbell River Hospital Foundation in his name. Flowers are gratefully declined.

TRAVEL GETAWAYS LONG BEACH - Ucluelet Deluxe waterfront cabin, sleeps 6, BBQ.Storm watchers 2 nights $239 / 3 nights $299. Pets Okay. Rick 604-306-0891 LONG BEACH - Ucluelet Deluxe waterfront cabin, sleeps 6, BBQ.Storm watchers 2 nights $239 / 3 nights $299. Pets Okay. Rick 604-306-0891

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HELP WANTED An earthmoving company based in Edson Alberta requires a full time Heavy Duty mechanic for ďŹ eld and shop work. We require Cat Dozer/Deere excavator experience. You will work a set schedule for days on and off. Call Lloyd @ 780723-5051

Exp. Hooktender. Permanent work, 210 plus days a year in the East Kootenays, full beneďŹ ts & overtime. A good portion of work is done with Mobile Back Spar and Grapple. Excavator experience and spotting will be required.(250)349-5415 or fax (250)349-7522

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BUSINESS OPPORTUNITIES ADVERTISE YOUR BUSINESS to Every Hunter in BC! Advertise in The BC Hunting Regulations Synopsis 2012-2014 publication. Increased circulation 250,000 copies! Tremendous Reach, Two Year Edition! Contact Annemarie at 1 800 661 6335 or Be Your Own Boss! Attention Locals! People req. to work from home online. Earn $500$4500+ P/T or F/T. Toll Free 1.877.880.8843 leave mess. BE YOUR Own boss with Great Canadian Dollar Store. Franchise opportunities now available. Call today for details 1-877-388-0123 ext. 229 or visit our website: DRIVERS/COURIER/ TRUCKING

GREAT RETIREMENT Job! Join the GoTaxi! team & work from your Ladysmith home. Drive one of our unique cars and meet interesting people. Day or night shift, full or parttime, will help with license. or 250-5339104.

EDUCATION/TRADE SCHOOLS AIRLINES ARE Hiring- Train for high paying Aviation Maintenance Career. FAA approved program. Financial aid if qualiďŹ ed- Housing available. Call Aviation Institute of Maintenance (877)818-0783.

THE LEMARE GROUP is seeking Forestry Engineers to assist in road and cutback design. For those that display the qualities we desire we will provide remuneration that is above industry standard. Send resumes to the Planning Manager at (250)956-4888 or email MAINTENANCE/LOADER OPERATOR NEEDED This is a fulltime, permanent position starting immediately at our plant in Princeton, BC. Minimum of 10 years maintenance experience required on a variety of production and mobile equipment. Experience in a post mill, or small to medium size sawmill preferred. Must be able to handle a variety of tasks, work well with minimum supervision and be part of the team. Please submit resumes by fax 250295-7912 or email

PORT HARDY-Available immediately, working Bodyshop Manager. Painter/Bodyman. Competitive pay, beneďŹ ts and bonuses. Also looking for a Journeyman GM Technician. Send resumes to Attention Cory, or fax 250-949-7440. PROCESSOR OPERATOR WANTED To run a Waratah dangle head on a Volvo carrier. Work on site in our post and rail yard in Princeton, BC. Great working conditions, competitive wages, beneďŹ ts, proďŹ t sharing, 10 hour days, 4 days a week. This is a fulltime permanent position. Fax your resume to 250-2957912 or email

INCOME OPPORTUNITY EARN EXTRA Cash! - P/T, F/T Immediate Openings For men & women. Easy computer work, others positions are available. Can be done from home. No experience needed. HOME BASED Business. We need serious and motivated people for expanding health & wellness industry. High speed internet and phone essential. Free online training.


TRADES, TECHNICAL 4TH YEAR Journeyman Plumbers & Sheetmetal workers needed in Kindersly SK. Top wages, benefits, RRSP, room for advancement, positive work atmosphere. Contact or 306 463-6707. AUTOMATED TANK Manufacturing Inc. requires a Spray Foam & Paint Applicator. Must have minimum 2 years experience, and must be in good physical health. Great wages, benefits, full insurance package 100% paid by company, savings plan for retirement, profit sharing bonus, long term employment. Wages $33$35/hour. Join a winning team. Call 780-846-2231 for appointment or send resume to: Fax 780-846-2241 or email Blaine Ross at or Basil Inder at


Seeking experienced PROCESSOR OPERATOR for falling & processing work on Vancouver Island. Full time & year round employment. Excellent wage & benefit package. Possibility of relocation cost coverage for the right applicant. TEL: 250-286-1148 FAX: 250-286-3546


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GET BACK ON TRACK! Bad credit? Bills? Unemployed? Need Money? We Lend! If you own your own home - you qualify. Pioneer Acceptance Corp. Member BBB. 1-877987-1420.

2 BURLEY MEN MOVING. $85/hr for 2 men (no before or after travel time charges on local moves. Please call Scott or Joshua, (250)753-6633.


A SERVICE PLUMBER. Licence, Insured. Drains, HWT, Reno’s, Repairs. Senior Discounts. After Hour Service. Call Coval Plumbing, 250709-5103.

EXPERIENCED DRILLERS, Derrickhands, Motorhands and Floorhands. Seeking full rig crews. Paying higher than industry rates and winter bonus. Send resume c/w valid tickets. Fax 780-955-2008; Phone 780-955-5537.




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Island Timberlands LP LOG SALES ADMINISTRATOR - NANAIMO The Company: Island Timberlands LP is a private timberlands business focused on growing, harvesting, and delivering high quality timber and other forest products from coastal British Columbia for a broad customer base. The Opportunity: Island Timberlands has an opening for a Log Sales Administrator. This is a permanent full-time position located in our Nanaimo office. As part of the finance team, the Log Sales Administrator is responsible for daily management of the documentary process involved with log sales and purchases. The ideal candidate is a well organized team player with a strong service commitment and a proven track record of delivering timely and accurate work. This position offers the potential to progress within the company.



HERBAL MAGIC Open House. Feb. 6th-12th. Drop by for prizes, discounts and product tasting. Special offer - lose weight, less than $10/week. Call 1-800-376-2104.

GENERAL HANDYMAN looking for projects. Please see website: or call (250)714-6654.


FINANCIAL SERVICES DROWNING IN Debts? Helping Canadians 25 years. Lower payments by 30%, or cut debts 70% thru Settlements. Avoid bankruptcy! Free consultation. Toll Free 1 877-5563500

* Gutters * Windows * Siding * Moss treatment * Pressure washing Mill Bay/Duncan 250-743-3306 Chemainus/Ladysmith 250-324-3343

IF YOU own a home or real estate, Alpine Credits can lend you money: It’s that simple. Your credit/age/income is not an issue. 1-800-587-2161.

M O N E Y P R OV I D E R . C O M . $500 Loan and +. No Credit Refused. Fast, Easy, 100% Secure. 1-877-776-1660.



For the Administrator’s key accountabilities, desired qualifications and application details, please visit our website at: CAREER OPPORTUNITIES

Black Press – Victoria Black Press-Vancouver Island requires a temporary full-time summer intern for its Victoria-based community newspapers. The job term runs for 13 weeks from June through to the end of August. The successful candidate will do general assignment reporting and photography. Night and weekend work is involved and a valid driver’s licence and car is mandatory.

Qualifications This position is open to students and recent graduates (within the last year or two) who are ambitious and who have a strong work ethic and a passion for journalism. Qualifications include a firm grasp of grammar, spelling and newspaper style. Previous reporting experience is an asset. The student is expected to be web savvy, both in their use of social media as a reporting tool, and their ability to tell stories in a multi-platform environment, using video, podcasting and other tools.


Ladysmith Resources Centre Association Ladysmith, B.C. Born Healthy, a Canada Prenatal Nutrition Program in Ladysmith, is currently accepting applications for a part-time Outreach Worker. Canada Prenatal Nutrition Programs provide education and support to women throughout pregnancy and early postpartum, in particular women with physical, psychological, or socioeconomic risk factors. Duties: • supports participants in a healthy lifestyle • assists with weekly group sessions, including set-up, preparing lunch and clean-up and interacting with participants and their babies • clerical and record keeping • transports participants as required Qualifications: • good interpersonal skills – empathy, non-judgmental attitude, listening skills, ability to make people feel at ease • ability to work independently and in a team • organizational skills • knowledge of pregnancy, nutrition, breastfeeding and infant development • Food Safe Certificate required • First Aid recommended • knowledge of programs and services in Ladysmith • vehicle and valid BC drivers license • positive lifestyle • training in counseling, health and/or community support an asset

Interested candidates should send resume, clippings and cover letter by Feb. 29, 2012 to:

Hours: 5 hours/week on Wednesdays

Kevin Laird Editorial Director-Greater Victoria Black Press 818 Broughton Street Victoria, B.C. V8W 1E4 or e-mail:

For more information contact Karen Fediuk at 245-3079 or

Thank you for your interest. Only those selected for an interview will be contacted.


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250-245-7153 MERCHANDISE FOR SALE APPLIANCES MAYTAG SXS fridge, $350, almond 13 cu ft fridge, $200, 30” almond self cleaning range, $150, white self cleaning range, $200, white 30” range $150. Washer dryer sets $200-$350. Washers $150-$250, Dryers $100-$150. Built-in dishwashers $100$150, portable GE dishwasher $150 and more. 6 month warranty on all appliances. Please call Greg at (250)246-9859.

FRIENDLY FRANK 10 DOZ SALMON JARS $3/doz. Bath seat, $5. Wheel barrow, $10. 250-245-4870.

Perinatal Outreach Worker Born Healthy Program


Summer Intern



On-the-job training provided.

Submit resume to: Ladysmith Resources Centre Assn, 630 Second Avenue, Ladysmith, B.C. Attention: Karen Fediuk Fax: 250-245-3798 Email: Closing Date February 29, 2012 at 4:00 pm

FUEL/FIREWOOD SEASONED FIREWOOD Vancouver Island’s largest firewood producer offers firewood legally obtained during forest restoration, large cords. Help restore your forest, 1-877-902-WOOD.

GARAGE SALES STORAGE UNIT SELL OFF Cash & Carry Only Saturday February 11, 2012 Sales start at 10:00 a.m. to 12:00 noon No Early Birds No Preview Of Units Saltair Mini Storage 10860 Chemainus Road (behind Byron’s Store)

MEDICAL SUPPLIES CAN’T GET Up Your Stairs? Acorn Stairlifts can help. Call Acorn Stairlifts now! Mention this ad and get 10% off your new Stairlift! Call 1-866-9815991


WE BUY HOUSES Damaged House? Pretty House? Moving? Divorcing? Estate Sale? We will Buy your House Quick Cash & Private. Mortgage Too High and House won’t sell? Can’t make payments? We will Lease Your House, Make your Payments and Buy it Later!

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OTHER AREAS NAPLES FLORIDA Area! Bank acquired condos only $169,900. Same unit sold for $428,895. Own your brand new condo for pennies on the dollar in warm, sunny SW Florida! Walk to over 20 restaurants/100 shops! Must see. Ask about travel incentives. Call 1-866-959-2825, ext 15.


MISCELLANEOUS FOR SALE CAN’T GET up your stairs? Acorn Stairlifts can help! No obligation consultation. Comprehensive warranty. Can be installed in less than 1 hour. Call now 1-866-981-6591. HOT TUB (SPA) COVERS. Best price. Best quality. All shapes & colours available. 1-866-652-6837 STEEL BUILDINGS For all uses! Spring deals! Make an offer on sell-off models at factory and save thousands now! Call for free brochure - 1-800668-5111 ext. 170.

REAL ESTATE MORTGAGES PRIVATE MORTGAGE Lender. Funding smaller 2nd, 3rd, & interim mortgages. No fees! Please call 604-736-6914 or Courtesy to agents.







Chemainus: Lockwood Villa, well kept bldg, 1 bdrm $625 incl. heat & hot water, sm pets welcome. Call Karen 250-2461033 or 250-709-2765.

Ladysmith: 2 bdrm Baker Rd., oceanview, w/d, f/s, n/s, n/p, $1050 incl. heat, cable, internet. 250-245-4185.

Downtown Ladysmith, bright, clean 1 bedroom apartment available March 1st. Large bedroom, walk-in closet, insuite storage room, located at 411 First Ave. No pets, no smoking, $700./mo. plus utilities. Call 250-323-3080 for viewing. Ladysmith: 1 & 2 bdrm apts, heat incl., n/p, ref’s required. The Villa 250-245-3583. Ladysmith: bachelor, 1 & 2 bdrm suites from $700/mo incl. heat & hot water, ocean views, completely renovated, new management, on trolly route, small pets ok, rent incentives. 250-668-9086. LADYSMITH, NEWLY reno’d 2 bdrm Apt, bright, clean, nice patio, laminate floors, incls W/D hookup, $675 mo. Avail now, call 250-245-5251.

APARTMENTS FURNISHED SALTAIR: 2 furnished bachelor suites, private, ocean view, $690/mo, n/s, n/p, 250-2451101.

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Ladysmith: bright 1 bdrm, ocean view suite, off Rd. parking. Private entrance, 5 appliances, heat, cable, internet incl., n/s, n/p, references, $800, 250-245-2736. LADYSMITH: NEW 1 bdrm Avail now! In suite laundry, 5 new appls, all utils except cable incld, private patio, NS/NP. $825. 250-714-8556. LADYSMITH VERY LARGE, bright, level entry, 1bdrm, new home, quiet neighborhood, backing onto park, gas f/p, private ent with parking, fenced backyard, covered patio, storage unit, small pet considered, N/S, Refs req. $750/mo includes utilities. 250-245-8180.

SUITES, UPPER Convenient location. Hydro, digital TV & internet incl. N/P. 250-245-4638.



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Top half of duplex, 3 bdr, 1 1/2 bath, fireplace, large deck, n/s, $950 plus utilities,

HOMES FOR RENT CHEMAINUS, PANORAMIC ocean view, main floor, spacious, bright, 3 bdrms, 2 bath, F/P, 4 appls + W/D, 2 decks, lower level independent walk out suite, $1800 mo. Utils extra. March. 15. 250-246-9799. LADYSMITH - 2 bdrm duplex. F/S. Share W/D. NS, NP. Walk to town. Available immediately. $750 /month. References. Phone 250-751-1409 Ladysmith, bungalow, 2 bdrms, bonus room down, central, newly reno’d, 6 appls, n/s, n/p, $1000/mo + utils. Avail. immediately. 250-6683149.

Royal LePage Property Management Ladysmith: Executive at The Creek, 2 bdrm with loft, 5 appls, gas f/p, covered prkg, n/s, n/p, $1200/mo, ref’s required. Ladysmith: Twin Falls. A deluxe townhome. 3 bdrm with finished bsmt, 6 appls, gas f/p, n/s, n/p, $1250/mo, ref’s required. Chemainus: 4 bdrm ocean view apartment, f/s, shared w/d, n/s, n/p, available now, ref’s required, $995/mo. Chemainus area: 2 bdrm ocean view duplex, f/s, w/d, n/s, n/p, $750/mo, available now, ref’s required. Ladysmith: Harbour view 4 bdrm home with basement suite, 5 appls, gas f/p, hotwater heat, n/s, n/p, ref’s required, available now, $1500/mo. Ladysmith: Warehouse/retail space, 2000 square feet approx., Westdown Rd., available now. Ladysmith: Alderwood Dr., 3 bdrm rancher, like new, 5 appls, nice yard, n/s, n/p, available now, ref’s required, $1250/mo. Ladysmith: Birchwood Dr., 3 bdrm modular home 2 yrs old, 5 appls, gas heat, n/s, n/p, available now, ref’s required, $1250/mo.

Call Royal LePage 250-245-0975 Saltair: 3 bdrm, brand new custom home on 1 acre, ocean view, n/s, n/p, $1600/mo, 250-245-1101.

SUITES, LOWER COUNTRY LIVING- 1 bdrm, no steps, new kitchen, laundry lrg yard & view. Pets ok. $750/mo. 250-753-1200. Ladysmith: 1 bdrm, large suite, reasonable rent, ref’s req., More info 250-245-8842.

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CARS 1999 Ford Crown Victoria 163,175 km (former sheriffs car) lots of power, A/C, excellent tires. $2800.250-743-6036 2007 CUSTOM Chev HHR. Excellent condition. Loaded. White. 119,000 km, mostly hwy driven. On-Star. $11,900 firm. 250-755-5191. TOP DOLLAR Paid! Want To Buy Junk Cars & Trucks for cash. 1-250-954-7843. RECREATIONAL VEHICLES FOR SALE

1992 TRAVELAIRE. Bright, clean, sleeps 4. Immaculate condition. Full shower with skylight, generator, air conditioning, 91,000 km. $16,500. (250) 743-6036

SCRAP CAR REMOVAL SCRAP BATTERIES Wanted We buy scrap batteries from cars, trucks & heavy equip. $4.00 & up each. Free pick-up anywhere in BC, Minimum 10. Toll Free 1.877.334.2288.

TRUCKS & VANS CASH BUYER of junk cars and trucks. Over the phone price quotes. 1-250-954-7843.

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Up Coming WORLD DAY OF PRAYER - Fri, Mar 2, 1 pm, St. Mary's Church, Ladysmith. FREE CAR SEAT INSTALLATION CLINIC - Sun, Feb12, 10-3, Ladysmith Fire Hall. Sponsored by Ladysmith Fire Hall and CPSAC instructors, technicians, and technicians-intraining, registration preferred by emailing cvcarseattechs@gmail. com MARDI GRAS TEA & LIVE AUCTION - St. John's Anglican Church, Sat, Feb. 18 2:30, tickets $13. Come ‘masked’ & win a prize. Step into a bit of New Orleans with Dixieland Jazz, a Full Tea. An afternoon buzzing with fast bids on some wonderful auction items. Check out our posters around Downtown Ladysmith! LSS GRAD BOTTLE DRIVE - Sat, Feb 11 (drop off). Donations can be dropped off at the Ladysmith Bottle Depot. You drop them and we'll sort them. Thanks for your support. LADYSMITH CAMERA CLUB - “Getting Your Colour Right”, a howto overview of colour management techniques by Ladysmith-based print and photoshop specialist Brad Grigor. Tues, Feb 28, 7 pm, Hardwick Hall, High St at 3rd Ave, Ladysmith. Public welcome. Non-members $5 drop-in fee. LCC invites new members, novice to pro. For more information, www. LadysmithCameraClub. com MT. BRENTON GARDEN CLUB - Meeting Feb 7, 1:30 pm, Calvary Baptist Church on River Road. Guest speaker from Sandpiper Nursery will discuss pruning. Also new plants and tools, Guests welcome. $2 drop in fee. Info 324-3407 PRE-MARRIAGE WORKSHOP FOR SINGLE PARENTS PLANNING TO REMARRY. - What 'To Do' before you say 'I Do'. Lively, interactive one day pre-marriage workshop offers ideas, information, & pre-wedding tips for single parents planning to remarry. Sat, Feb 18, Nanaimo, Register or more info - Dianne 250- 591-8184, or email dianne@diannemartinand KINSMEN/BROWN DR. PLAYGROUND PROJECT HAS SET UP A FUNDRAISING ACCOUNT at the Junction Bottle Depot, on Ludlow Rd. in Ladysmith. Take your empties to the bottle depot, funds credited to the Kin. Park Playground account.

On Going SING FOR PURE JOY! - meets on Saturdays, 7-8:30 pm in the 2nd floor lounge of The Lodge on 4th singforpurejoy@gmail. com or (250) 285-3764 STROKE RECOVERY GROUP: Survivors and caregivers meet every Thursday at 11 am in the basement Activity Room of Bethel Tabernacle, 1149 Fourth Ave. Programs include exercises and tips for managing activities. Call Connie Parman 250924-7772. BINGO - LADYSMITH Every Wed - 6:45 pm, Doors 5 pm, St. Mary's Church Hall. Info call 250-245-3079. Sponsored by Ladysmith Resources Centre Association CANCER SOCIETY The Ladysmith Branch needs volunteer drivers to provide transportation for Ladysmith cancer patients needing help to and from cancer-related appointments. Volunteers needed for all aspects of the society's work. Weekdays call 250-2450671, 10 am - 1 pm. HARVEST HOUSE FOOD BANK Chemainus. Friday, Info call 250-246-3455. BINGO Chemainus Senior Drop-in Centre. Mondays, 6:40 pm. Info: Murray 250-246-9968. NEIGHBOURHOOD WATCH Volunteers need-

ed. 250-245-1118. MEALS ON WHEELS Ladysmith meals delivered Mondays, Wednesdays & Fridays. Volunteer drivers needed. Call Pearl: 250245-3844. LADYSMITH LEGION Mondays, crib, 7 p.m. Meat draws: Saturdays 2 5:15 pm, Fridays 4-6 pm, Sundays 3-5 pm, Darts: Wednesdays, 7 pm, Line dancing: Thursdays 9-11 am, Fridays: pool, 8 pm, 250-245-2273. CANADIAN FEDERATION of UNIVERSITY WOMEN Nanaimo branch. Meets 4th Monday of each month. St. Andrews Presbyterian. 7 pm. Karen: 250-756-9508. BINGO Every Fri, 6:45 p.m., Chemainus Legion branch #191. Doors open 5 p.m. FESTIVAL OF LIGHTS Organizers meet 3rd Thursday of each month at the FOL building at 4th & Strathcona Ave. 7 pm. 250-245-5888 or 250-2452263. LADYSMITH FAMILY AND FRIENDS Parent/caregiver & children age 0-6 drop-in, Sept to June: Mon - Fri 9:30 am. - noon at Aggie Hall. July to August: Tues to Thurs: 9:30 am - noon. Info: 250-210-0870. LADYSMITH EAGLES AERIE #2101 Meets every 1st & 3rd Wednesday. 8 p.m. Auxiliary meets 2nd & 4th Thursdays, 7:30 pm Eagles Hall. CHEMAINUS THEATRE COSTUME SHOP Needs volunteer seamstresses to help build for upcoming shows. Contact Crystal Hanson 250-246-9800 ext. 7117. SPEEDWATCH/COPS Citizens on Patrol & SpeedWatch need volunteers. Contact the Community Policing Station at Coronation Mall. 250-245-1118. LADIES GOLF Ladysmith Golf Course, Tuesdays, 10 am. Call 250-245-7313. TOPS #4456 - Ladysmith Meets each Thurs 9-11 am in the Pentecostal Church on 4th Ave. Call Sheila 250-722-2613. THE ORCAS SWIM CLUB Ongoing registration. Call Registrar

CLUES ACROSS 1. Permanently disfigure 5. Demilitarize 10. Flat-bottom crater 14. 6th Jewish month 15. “l836 siege” of U.S. 16. For in Spanish 17. Bunco games 18. Musical world for the iPhone 19. Smile 20. Charlotte’s Web’s White 21. His wife became salt 22. For example 23. Perceived 27. Violet-red color 30. Prizefighter Muhammed 31. Dentist’s group 32. Lowest feudal class 35. Passover feast and ceremony 38. Netherlands river 42. College teacher 43. Associated press 44. Exist 45. Wyatt __, OK Corral 46. Antlered cervid 47. Church announcement of a proposed marriage 49. Dried leaves of Catha edulis 50. Anoint 52. ___ Lilly, drug company 54. Red plus yellow 56. Holy places 59. Exclamation of surprise 60. Million barrels per day (abbr.) 62. Farm state 63. Hold onto 66. 79504 TX 68. Speed of sound 70. Condition of comfort 71. Blemished skin 72. Wingloke structures 73. Nanosecond (abbr.) 74. Herd of unsheared sheep 75. Castrate a horse


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CLUES DOWN 1. Ceremonial staffs 2. Sun-dried brick 3. 007’s creator 4. Married woman 5. Obstruct 6. 12th Jewish month 7. Opposite of minored 8. Leave out 9. Twice Pres. of Harvard, Derek 10. Gas usage measurement 11. Swiss river 12. Spirit in The Tempest 13. Kitchen stove 24. Crocus spice 25. Raised railroad track 26. Injure permanently 27. Partial paralysis (pl.) 28. School in Newark, DE 29. Individual baking dish 32. Democratic Party of Germany 33. Poetic word for before 34. Eggs of a fish 36. Environmental Protec. Agency 37. One point N of due E 39. Express pleasure 40. Macaws 41. Seaport (abbr.) 48. Tagging the base runner 51. Inspector General 53. City of Angels 54. Made from an Oak tree 55. So. Am. ratites 57. Thai money in 1928 58. Expressed pleasure 60. Nutmeg seed covering spice 61. Small indefinite quantity 64. Between E and SE 65. Chest muscle (slang) 66. Used for hitting the ball 67. Tooth caregiver 68. Military Aircraft Group 69. Brew

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Denise Rae at 250-2457925. MOUNT BRENTON POWER & SAIL SQUADRON Membership meeting. Ladysmith Legion hall. Every 3rd Tuesday except holidays & July & August, 7:30 pm. LODGE ON 4TH FAMILY COUNCIL - Family & friends advocating on behalf of the residents. Next meeting info contact Judy at 250-245-3438. LADYSMITH NEWCOMERS CLUB Welcoming new residents to the Ladysmith area. Couples & singles welcome. Sharon at 250-245-9334 or ladysmithnewcomers@ LADYSMITH MENTAL HEALTH SUPPORT GROUP Meets on the 1st & 3rd Friday of the month 1:30 pm basement of Ladysmith Resource Centre. LADYSMITH CELEBRATIONS SOCIETY Ladysmith Days. Ladysmith city hall, on 3rd Tuesday of every month, 7 pm 250-245-2263. www. DAD'S GROUP - Drop In Breakfast - Program of the Ladysmith Resources Centre Association. 630 - 2nd Ave., Upper Floor, Saturdays, 10 - noon. 250245-3079. ALZHEIMER/DEMENTIA SUPPORT GROUP Meets 2nd & 4th Tuesdays. Call Jane Hope, Alzheimer Society of BC at 250-7344170. COWICHAN VALLEY HOSPICE Emotional support for those facing a life threatening illness, family and friends and for those grieving the death of a loved one. 1-888-7014242. Group, telephone & individual support available. NORTH OYSTER HISTORICAL SOCIETY Engraved bricks fundraiser. Info call Bob Handel at 250-245-0919. LINE DANCING Chemainus Seniors Drop In Centre. Tuesdays, 10 - 11 a.m. Jo Kelly: 250245-1185.

Beyond Your Expectations


Ladysmith 10% Shift

Ladysmith 250-245-2252


509 Louise Road Now $499,900 3300 sq. ft. waterview west coast home and at a great new price. Builders own home with extras galore.

#25 815 Dunsmuir Cres. Asking $244,900 New Listing

View home - meticulously maintained, tastefully decorated & has many upgrades. Designed to view the ocean from all of the living areas. The living space is an open concept, some of the amenities include beautiful wood floors, upgraded kitchen, heated bathroom floors. Located within walking distance to the ocean, at Cedar by the Sea.

Lorne Gait 245-0545



Beautiful 0.75 of an acre, + existing mobile on property, offering a tranquil setting, just off of Spruston Road. Fish pond, willow trees and landscaping is ready to move your modular or build your dream home.

lgait@ #38-10980 Westdowne Road

NEW PRICE AT $79,900 Updated 2 bdrm mobile home in one of the area’s finest mobile home parks. Great renos and additions. Enjoy the rec center and swimming pool. Call Lorne Gait for an appointment to view at 250-618-0680.


REDUCED 3 bdrm , 3 bath , with additional room on ground floor. Large private backyard , level. parking with room for 2+ cars, plus storage. Updates include, laminate, ceramic tile, paint, light fixtures, kitchen counters. Beautiful coastal mountain views from the living room and master bedroom.

604 Farrell Rd, Ladysmith Priced at $399,900



Enjoy sweeping ocean in this new 3 bedroom and 2 bathroom view home. Includes the following: Double Garage; wood cabinets in kitchen; great deck to enjoy views; stainless steel appliances. Builder willing to talk about suite development or finishing the basement/landscaping. Call Lorne to view at 250-618-0680.

Ladysmith spectacular view lot, located at Davis Road area. This lot offers a panoramic view of the Gulf Islands and Mt Baker. Lot has been cleared and is ready to build.


Don’t wait. Call Lorne Gait at 250-245-0545.


Located in Nanaimo, this great revenue property has 5 bedrooms each side and 2 1/2 baths, and separate laundry. Located close to all amenities in Nanaimo.


Greg Buchanan 250-245-8914

Well priced patio home in Colonia Gardens. Plenty of updates and newer appliances. South facing patio.


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COUNTRY RANCHER 4 bdrms, 3 baths, large family room. Outdoor space has a large sundeck & large patio with stamped concrete. Also a separate 20’ x 40’ garage for all the extra tools and toys. All this is located on a quiet street on 1.76 acres.

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$369,900 Country Charmer

Perfect starter home with ocean view. This one owner home is close to all schools, recreation centre, and a short walk to town. Well maintained home.

2+ bdrm, 1 bath home sits on 2.38 acres of treed privacy looking over meadows suitable for horses and a picturesque pond.



$405,000 Private Country Estate

Family home is only 15 years old, is on over 2.5 acres, has 4 bedrooms and lots of space to grow, and is located in the Country. Also on the peaceful acreage is a large detached shop. Home has lots of potential, needs some TLC.

In Beautiful Yellow Point. 3 bdrm, 2 bath home on 1.32 acres, has several out buildings, covered RV storage, and private garden.


YELLOW POINT LOT Ready for your country dream home. .44 acres of gentle sloping land with a beautiful mountain and lake view, and fully fenced. This one of a kind lot has a large workshop 30’ x 24’ with 2 overhead electric doors, cement floor and a new roof. Attached to the shop is a 10/ x 24’ greenhouse.

$529,900 Beautiful executive home


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with 4 bedroom and 3 bathrooms. Boasts great ocean views, granite counters, high quality hardwood floors, cherry cabinets etc etc etc

$299,900 Great Family Home Located on a huge fenced lot with lots of fruit trees, this 3 bedroom 2 bath has been well maintained. Renos include new windows, flooring,deck, bathroom and more.


WILL BUILD TO SUIT Large sized building lots close to Hospital, Schools and Shopping. These affordable lots are ready for foundations. Starting at $129,000


Spectacular Ocean View 3 bedroom (each with an ensuite) 2169 sq ft home. With hardwood floors, 9 ft ceilings, gas fireplace and a wrap around deck all sitting on a beautiful private yard.

640 Trans Canada Hwy, Ladysmith, BC

P. 250-245-3700




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Spoil Your Sweetie , and yourself, this Valentines! Fresh Canadian Blackwell Angus

8 oz. Strip Loin New York Steak PLUS A

6 oz. Canadian

Lobster Tail Previously Frozen

Price for Steak & Lobster in effect until Tuesday, February 14th or while stocks last

Surf “N” Turf



For Both

49th Bloooms Valentines Specials All Bloooms Valentines Specials in effect until Tuesday, February 14th or while stock lasts Island Grown

Island Grown 1 Dozen

Three Rose Bouquets

Roses Prewrapped with Filler Flowers Assorted Colours

Prewrapped with Filler Flowers Assorted Colours





Mini Roses

Valentine Cut Flower Bouquets

in Decorative Cover


4 Inch BC Grown



All prices in effectt



Rose & Alstromeria Bouquets



While quantities last

Vancouver Islands Finest

Elegant Cym Vase

Cymbidium Stem Ladysmith Store


Choose from a beautiful array


An Expression of Love for your Valentine

Selection may vary

Valentine’s Chocolates, Plush, and Novelty Balloons for your Valentine 100% Locally Owned & Operated We deliver! (See store for details) We reserve the right to limit quantities Pictures for illustrative purposes only Visit our Website:

Valentine Prices in effect Monday, February 6 to Tuesday, February 14, 2012

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Open Daily 7:30 am to 9 pm

The Old Bruce’s Store

DUNCAN Open Daily 250-722-7010 8:00 am to 9 pm 250-748-2412


550 Cairnsmore Street

CHEMAINUS Open Daily 8:00 am to 9 pm 250-246-3551 Next to the Ferry Dock


Beside the Liquor Depot Open Daily 7:30 am to 9 pm


February 7, 2012, Ladysmith Chemainus Chronicle  
February 7, 2012, Ladysmith Chemainus Chronicle  

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