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No Paddlefest this spring Lindsay Chung THE CHRONICLE


Babe the Quarter Horse/Percheron cross gets an equine’s manicure Saturday afternoon, with a brand new set of beveled shoes crafted by farrier Iain Ritchie. The Western Canadian Farrier’s Association held a forging day out at Harlequin Stables on Yellowpoint Road to give members a chance to practise their trade and learn a few tricks from fellow farriers. Babe’s owner, Graham Payne, was on hand to hold the mare during the shoeing.

There will be no Paddlefest in Ladysmith this year. But that doesn’t mean it’s gone for good. Vancouver Island Paddlefest Society president Bud Bell announced last week that the society will not host the event in 2012. The society will use this hiatus to develop a strategic plan to potentially continue with a new mandate. Bell and his wife Sheryll, who own Sealegs Kayaking, helped start Paddlefest 14 years ago. “Sheryll and I were part of a very small group who started it, and we wanted it to envelope the industry through its ages and evolutions, and I think we’ve done that to the point where ... it needs a chance to step back from the canvas and see if we need to change it,” he explained. “We don’t know if it’s gone its full cycle or if it has more to give. We need to see if it needs changes.” “The industry has changed; therefore, Paddlefest in general needs to change and envelop and develop the changes that are made, otherwise it is stagnant and we don’t want that,” he added. Bell expects to hear a lot of feedback about Paddlefest, and all of those ideas will help determine the event’s future. “Because we’re fortunate to be at Transfer Beach, we’ll hear lots and ask questions from our staff and other kayak companies and manufacturers and the public, who are always the ones who generate change in any industry and are the backbone,” he said. “To stay in front of change, as a company, Sealegs has to see what’s happening and hopefully use the information we have to look at Paddlefest in Ladysmith and

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bring in ideas and formulate those ideas and present them to the town and people. “If it works out it is something we want to continue with, that’s great, and that’s what the society will do.” When they started Paddlefest, they wanted to give everyone the chance to enjoy paddlesports, and the event has embodied that over the years as it has grown, explained Bell. “At the same time, the venue we were given by the town allowed us the room and a central location so we could develop it into an industry leader,” he said. “It started with a handful of vendors, four to five vendors, and it’s grown to 45 vendors.” This year’s cancellation is a response to changes in the paddlesports industry. The industry has evolved a great deal in the last 25 years, as symposiums and paddle fests up and down the coast have come and gone, and there have been more people paddling in the last 15 years, explained Bell. “I think the industry has made it more accessible for everyone to enjoy paddling,” he said. “The industry is no longer catering to individuals going on five-day tours or extended expeditions; there are more people now who are buying products and buying boats for their own use.” Bell is thankful for everyone who has been a part of Paddlefest over the years. “The society would like to recognize the contribution of its industry leaders and volunteers,” he noted. “Special thanks to the people of Ladysmith for welcoming the public each year to their wonderful venue and community.” The society is now asking for feedback from its volunteers and partners to discuss moving forward. The society welcomes input at

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business in Ladysmith and what we can do to support that. It’s T h e L a d y s m i t h taking that passion Downtown Business and directing it someAssociation wants its where, so we’ve all members to speak up worked really hard on so it can have a strong that. It’s been quite a successful year. Our voice. As a new year begins, membership number the association is is down, but I think spreading the mes- it’s healthy.” Moving forward, the sage that it is open and eager to hear LDBA will be lookwhat members have to ing at how it hears its say, president Jenna members’ voices and Forster explained dur- at different ways of ing the LDBA’s annual collecting input so it can serve general meeting Quoted in the Chronicle i t s m e m bers better. Jan. 19. “When we I n t h e “When we can can have past year, the LDBA have a stronger a stronger has done voice, we can voice, we make a lot of make change.” can change,” foundasaid Forster, tional u sing the work — Jenna Forster, town’s new it became LDBA president policy on a society filming in thanks Ladysmith, to a lot of hard work by Tammy which was developed Leslie, and it devel- after hearing from the oped policies and LDBA about challengprocedures, explained es some businesses faced while filming Forster. Moving forward, one was taking place, as of the things the LDBA an example. The LDBA is partnerwill do is look at what its district is and what ing with the Chamber it’s going to cover and of Commerce and the whether or not to Town of Ladysmith on the 10 per cent expand it. “ L o c a l b u s i n e s s shift initiative, and encompasses a lot this will be a major w i t h i n t h e b o u n d - focus in 2012. The initiative, which aries,” said Forster. “We’re looking to be a was launched in early resource for local busi- December, encouragnesses; we’re looking es people to shift 10 to be a support for per cent of their current spending to local local businesses.” Forster is confident businesses. When dollars are about the future of the LDBA, which current- spent at local independents, up to three ly has 87 members. “We believe that the times as much money LDBA is a growing stays locally, and since force,” she said. “We local independents are very fortunate are much more likely to have a team of to keep the money directors that are circulating in the local extremely passion- economy, the economate about Ladysmith, ic impact multiplies about Ladysmith as a dramatically, accordcommunity and about ing to the LDBA. THE CHRONICLE

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Group looks to link trail through Cedar Chris Hamlyn BLACK PRESS

A group of trail enthusiasts is looking for support to link the Trans Canada Trail through Cedar and provide midIsland communities an economic boost. The Regional District of Nanaimo opened the first section of TCT between the City of Nanaimo and the Cowichan Valley Regional District in early 2001. It begins in Colliery Dam Park, runs through the backwoods of Nanaimo and Extension to the Nanaimo River. A bridge over the river is needed to connect it with the south route along the Haslam Trail, Haslam Creek suspension bridge, Timberlands Road and into the CVRD. The proposed Cedar link would use TCT connections to the Morden-Colliery Regional Trail through either Timberlands

Road, Nanaimo River at Cassidy, where there is an existing footbridge, or Cedar Road at the Nanaimo Parkway. “These are all general options,” said Laurie Gourlay, president of the Mid-Island Sustainability and Stewardship Initiative that is working with the ad-hoc trail group. “We’re flexible and want to work with all interested parties to make this work.” The group would like to see the Cedar route eventually link to the new TCT in Tsawwassen via the Duke Point ferry terminal. “It’s a huge tourism opportunity for Cedar, Nanaimo and Duncan that needs to be cultivated,” said Gourlay. “It will bring the local people out and bring the tourists in.” Joan Michel, RDN parks and trails coordinator, said the demand for trails in Cedar is legitimate, but there are a number of issues.

Correction The Chronicle wishes to correct an error in the article published in the Jan. 24 edition, Cedar Community Hall benefits from grants. The North Oyster Community Hall was incorrectly referred to as the Cedar Community Hall. As well, the in-kind donation from Fortis BC totalled approximately $30,000, not $60,000 as published. We sincerely apologize for the inconvenience this error has caused.

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“There’s no question a trail system through Cedar would be wonderful for residents and wonderful for tourism,” she said. “But one of the hardest things is access to land and another is dealing with water. There is no magic corridor ready to connect the trail to Cedar.” The TCT goal is to have the countrywide trail linked by 2017 for the nation’s 150th anniversary. The RDN board has OK’d a feasibility study on bridging the existing trail at the Nanaimo River, but Michel said there’s no guarantee the bridge will be built by 2017.

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Area A residents may see taxes rise

Council Meetings Government Services Committee Mayor’s Open Door – City Hall City Hall (410 Esplanade) Business Hours Corner of Esplanade and Roberts St.

Cedar, Yellowpoint and Cassidy residents could see increases if proposed RDN budget is adopted


NOTICES & NEWS Monday, February 6th and Monday, February 20th at 7:00 p.m. Monday, February 20th at 5:30 p.m. Thursdays, 4:30 - 6:00 p.m. Monday - Friday, 9:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m. except statutory holidays

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Utility bills for October to December have been mailed. If you have not received your bill, or have any questions about your bill, please call 250.245.6414, ext. 6206. Please ensure you pay prior to the due date to avoid the penalty.


Dog Licences Dog owners are reminded that 2012 dog tags now available. The Town offers a discount for early purchase. Fees are as follows: Price Prior to February 1st Price as of February 1st Neutered / Spayed $20 $30 Not Neutered or Spayed $30 $40 Licences (tags) are available at City Hall, 410 Esplanade during regular office hours, at Frank Jameson Community Centre, 810 6th Avenue and Little Rascals Pet Store – 416 First Avenue.

Recognition for Good Neighbours - Nomination Deadline March 31, 2012. Do you have a neighbour who really goes the extra mile to be helpful by shoveling snow, helping with yard work or doing other good deeds? If you would like to recognize a neighbour who goes above and beyond, you can nominate them for the Good Neighbours Program (formerly the Snow Angels Program). All you need to do is send a letter or e-mail explaining why you would like to nominate your Good Neighbour. All nominees are eligible to win a cash prize and to be honoured at a Council Meeting. Send nominations to: Town of Ladysmith Good Neighbours Program PO Box 220, 410 Esplanade Ladysmith, BC V9G 1A2

Garbage / Recycling Collection The pick - up days for 2012 are on the garbage schedule you received at the end of last year. If you need a new schedule you can pick one up at City Hall or Frank Jameson Community Centre. You can also find your schedule on the Town’s NEW website at:

Property taxes will increase for residents under the proposed Regional District of Nanaimo 2012 budget if it’s adopted. The proposed 2012 consolidated budget will raise $38.41 million — an increase of 6.7 per cent compared to 2011’s $36-million budget. The majority of expenses are in three key areas — 21 per cent on public transit, 16 per cent on solid waste management and 15 per cent on wastewater treatment. The City of Nanaimo’s proposed contribution to RDN general services costs will increase to $13.04 million, compared to $12.028 million last year. How Nanaimo raises money for those services is determined by the city’s budgeting process. Property owners in the electoral areas will see varying increases in their property taxes for general services. Those owners could also see additional increases above the general services property taxes depend-

ing on if the area receives local services such as fire protection, sewer, water and street lighting. Under the proposed budget, residents in electoral area A (Cedar, Yellowpoint and Cassidy) will see an increase of $5 per $100,000 of assessed property value for general services. For area B (Gabriola, Mudge and Decourcey) and area E (Nanoose Bay), residents will see a $1 increase per $100,000 of assessed property value. Area C (Extension, East Wellington and Pleasant Valley) will have a $5 increase. Changes can still be made to the proposed budget, which will be finalized at the end of March. The budget will be reviewed again during the Feb. 14 board meeting and on March 13, the RDN will introduce the budget bylaw. To submit questions or feedback regarding the 2012 budget, please call 250-390-4111 or e-mail corpsrv@ For more information and budget reports, go to www.rdn. and click on the finance link.

Snow Removal Information The first priority for the snow ploughs is to clear snow from establishments such as the community health centre, RCMP station, ambulance station and fire station. We clear and maintain all main roads throughout the day and night as the snow continues to fall. These main roads include Fourth Avenue, First Avenue, Dogwood Drive, Davis Road and Chemainus Road. It can take up to 48 hours to clear all the roads in Town. If snow falls again within that time, crews must then return to streets with higher priority. We hope you will be patient when this happens. Town staff clear sidewalks around parks, bridges, Town-owned properties and heavily travelled sidewalks along First Avenue and Dogwood Drive. Residents are reminded that they must clear their own sidewalks by 10:00 am following a snowfall. A free sand mixture is available outside the Public Works Yard (Sixth Avenue at Roberts Street) to help you keep sidewalks clear and safe.

Ladysmith Parks, Recreation & Culture – February 2012 Check your Winter 2012 Leisure Guide for special events throughout the season! If you did not receive one in the mail, drop by the Community Centre for a copy, or look at it at Pro-D Day Activities Join friends for fun-packed days with supervised games, sports, movies, arts & crafts & swimming, 9:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m., February 20 and 21 (register early!) PRESCHOOL LaFF Family Resource Program at the Aggie, and Family Frolics at the Community Centre and Aggie (; childminding available for some fitness and swim programs (call 250.245.6424 for info) CHILDREN Pro-D Day Activities; Karate Level 1 & 2; Gymnastics; Stay Safe at Home; Babysitter Training; Classical Yoga. YOUTH* (TEEN) Karate; Argentine Tango; Belly Dance for Women; Classical Yoga; Youth Zone Fridays at the Rec Room – pool, ping-pong, foosball, air hockey, karaoke, videos, internet, board games, snacks, and more! *Note: Youth 16 years and older may also participate in adult programs. ADULT/SENIOR Gardening Workshops (Food Security; Soil, Composting & Fertilizers; Square Foot Gardening; Growing Small Fruits); Argentine Tango; Belly

Dance for Women; Karate; 50 Plus Computer Club; Arts Council Workshops (Mixed Media; Journal Collage; Mosaics for Everyone); Spanish Level 1 & 2; Food Skills for Families. SWIMMING LESSONS etc. Lessons for all ages, including Aqua Adults, Preschool, Red Cross for Kids, and more! Next session starts February 13. Register now! AQUATIC LEADERSHIP and BOATING NLS Precert/Recert – February 19; Standard First Aid & CPR – February 11 and 12 FITNESS PROGRAMS (WET & DRY) Personal Training Available: call 250.245.6414 ext. 6237 or see a Personal Trainer. Drop-In Wet: Ladies Aquafit; Co-ed Aquafit; Nifty Fifties Aquafit; Adaptive Fitness (arthritis therapy); length swimming; Baby & Me Aquafit; Water Spin Registered Wet: Aqua Adult Swim Lessons (beginner or skills improvement) Drop-In Dry: Retro Robics; Cardio Circuit; Reps, Sets & Strength; Fitness Lite; Yoga; Drop-In Spin; Core Essentials; Indoor Soccer; Pickleball. Registered Dry: Spin & Core; Bootcamp; Weekend Warrior; Classical Yoga; Morning Bootcamp; Karate Level 1 & 2; Friday Spin & Core; TRX Bosu; Boxercise Kickboxing; Osteofit; Zumba Dance; Easy Tai Chi. Space permitting, you may pay a drop in fee for registered fitness programs (phone to check at 250.245.6424)

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Local police warn of Ready for an emergency online fraud activity Lindsay Chung


The Ladysmith detachLadysmith ment responded to 59 calls for service. RCMP news Monday, Jan. 23 Jan. 23 to } The police received a Jan. 29 complaint of unauthorProvided by ized transactions on a Ladysmith MasterCard, resulting RCMP in more than a dozen unauthorized online transactions. The MasterCard Security Section is continuing to investigate. In total, on from a detached garage Jan. 23, the Ladysmith at the 1100 block of RCMP investigated Rocky Creek Road. The three unrelated fraud police are continuing to complaints involving investigate, and anyone suspicious account with any information activity. RCMP wish to is asked to contact the remind the public to local detachment. take steps to protect Wednesday, Jan. 25 their personal informa} The Ladysmith tion and regularly mon- R C M P r e c e i v e d a itor their accounts and report of a theft from statements for unau- Home Hardware in thorized transactions. Ladysmith. A variety of Tuesday, Jan. 24 tools, including socket } In the early after- wrenches, screwdrivnoon, the Ladysmith ers and pliers were RCMP received a com- stolen along with a plaint of two stolen “Curadory” knife. The motorcycles. One was police continue to a 2006 Yamaha dirt investigate. Anyone bike, and the other with any information was a 2006 Honda dirt is asked to contact the bike. Both were taken local detachment.

} A complaint was received of a lost Kodak digital camera, model C813, which was lost some time in the preceding weeks around the Coronation Mall area. If anyone has seen or recovered the camera, they are asked to contact the detachment. Thursday, Jan. 26

} In the early morning, the RCMP responded to three unrelated minor motor vehicle accidents. The accidents were a result of icy road conditions and were all minor in nature. No charges were recommended. Friday, Jan. 27 } Around noon, the Ladysmith RCMP responded to a domestic disturbance in progress on Buller Street near Second Avenue. The investigation resulted in one arrest for uttering threats, and the individual was released on conditions to appear in court at a later date.

Ladysmith families are being invited to gather next week to learn about their neighbours and find out what to do in an emergency. Local Emergency Response Neighbourhoods Program (LERN) — Keeping Families Safe is hosting an information session Feb. 8 at 6:30 p.m. at Ecole Davis Road Elementary at 444 Parkhill Terrace. LERN provides neighbourhood communities with information, training and skills to be self-sufficient for a minimum of seven days following a disaster. Experience shows that in a disaster, 80 per cent of your help comes from your neighbours and that neighbourhoods naturally come together in times of crisis, according to LERN. “(The session) is mainly just to know what to do when there’s an

emergency and some of the key who you are relying on,” she said. steps, how they can help their “A few people will be trained on neighbour,” said Ecole Davis what to look for. We’re hoping Road Parent Advisory Council to map some information about (PAC) member Karen Fediuk. our neighbourhood. I think it’s The whole town is invited to really about finding out who the session, and Fediuk says your neighbours are.” they especially hope people The LERN Program is seven who live around Davis Road will simple steps: come because there is no safe • Talk to neighbours closest to site at the south end of town in you and invite them to become Ladysmith’s emergency plan. prepared for emergencies “The Davis Road PAC thinks • Call 250-245-2560 or e-mail to Ecole Davis Road would be the ask about a presentation logical spot because it’s the only, • Invite your neighbours to or one of the few, open areas in attend the south end — it has a ball • Come and find out how to field there,” she said. prepare and get your questions Fediuk says a big concern for answered PAC members is that if there • Challenge each other to get was an emergency, the principal prepared and share ideas would be responsible for chil- • Map important information dren until their parents could get about your neighbourhood to them, and what would hap- • Sign up for free training and pen if they couldn’t get to that continue developing your compart of town from elsewhere. munity spirit “It’s recognizing that in a real Contact 250-245-7187 to regisemergency, your neighbours are ter for the LERN session.

Films kick off workshop series “Nobody can do everything, but we all can do something.” That will be Cowichan Valley film producer Nick Versteeg’s key message when he makes his first visit to Ladysmith during the first in a series of free community garden workshops presented by the Ladysmith Community Gardens Society and the Town of Ladysmith. The free workshops will run Tuesdays from Feb. 7 to March 20 at 7 p.m. at the lower level of the

Frank Jameson Community Centre. The series kicks off next week with a workshop about Food Security. Versteeg will show segments from his two documentaries, Food Security: It’s in Your Hands and Island on the Edge. After the viewing, there will be discussion about local food issues and farming on Vancouver Island. To pre-register, call 250-245-6424. — Submitted

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SPIRIT OF LADYSMITH COMMUNITY AWARDS for 2011 And the nominees are. . . Business of the Year (1-10 employees) The 49th Cafe Community Link Connexions Inc. GNB Builders Inc. Little Rascals Pets & Supplies

Business of the Year (11+ employees) Pharmasave Ladysmith Western Forest Products (Saltair Mill)

Entrepreneur of The Year Nikki MacCallum of Nikki Designs Peter Richmond of 49th Parallel Grocery Steve Wilkinson of Pharmasave

Service Employee of the Year (1-10 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+ employees) Colleen Gaudreault

Non-For-Profit of the Year Kinsmen Club of Ladysmith Ladysmith & District Historical Society Ladysmith Family and Friends

Volunteer of the Year Audrey Ballageer Hilary Bell Nita Grant Jim Masyk Isabelle Ouelette Duck Patterson Ed & Marie Polachek Rod Saunders Carol Sparham David Walbank Volunteers at LaFF

On Feb. 9, Ladysmith’s Bethel Tabernacle will be filled with both culture and hope as the Watoto Children’s Choir comes to town. “The concert is very high energy, they’ll have the African chanting, they’ll have the drums ... and their smiles are amazing,” said church pastor Rob Bedard. “They’re happy children, and it’s not an act. “They dance together beautifully and wear these incredible African costumes.” The Watoto Children’s Choir is based out of Uganda, where war has left the country in peril, Bedard said. “They have slaughtered the moms and dads and left many orphaned; they have employed children as war soldiers — it is a very sad state of existence for these kids and some of them have been mutilated,” he said.

There has also been a huge epidemic of HIV and AIDS, and more than half of the population is younger than 15. “It’s an international crisis,” Bedard said. Watoto, which means “children” in Swahili, was founded in Kampala by missionaries Gary and Marilyn Skinner in the mid 1990s. Their vision was to help local orphaned children to realize their potential to one day be Uganda’s next leaders and give them the hope to realize that goal by providing them with proper food, shelter and education. Watoto children live in “Villages of Hope,” guarded compounds to protect them from outside rebels, and are overseen by a communal mama who cooks, cleans and rears them. The Watoto choir tours across the globe and visits Ladysmith approximately once every two years. “What they’re trying to do is raise international awareness and raise

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funds so they can build more villages of hope and they can provide the food and education for these children who can’t afford it,” Bedard said. “This is a Christian organization, so there is a faith element to it, but the whole mission is to give these children hope.” There will be no admission charge for entrance to the concert, but donations are welcomed, and merchandise will be available for purchase. As well, people can learn about the Watoto child and university student sponsorship programs. “Last year, they had jewelry that was being used for entrepreneurial women whose husbands had been slaughtered,” Bedard said. The Watoto Children’s Choir will perform Feb. 9 at 7 p.m. Doors open at 6:30 p.m., and the concert is approximately two hours long. “It’s always a highlight for our people,” Bedard said. “They’re very inspiring.” For more information, call 250-245-8221.

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Come find out who the winners are: Feb. 11, 2012 at Aggie Hall Doors open 6:30 pm Awards 7-9 pm Dance 9-11pm Tickets now available at the Chamber office $15.00

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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.

Thursday, February 9, 7 pm At Bethel Tabernacle 1149 - 4th Ave., Ladysmith All welcome! No admission charge. A freewill offering will be taken for Watoto Child Care. For more information, please call 245-8221

A murder mystery dinner experience Saturday, Feb. 4th at Cedar Hall, 2388 Cedar Road

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competition we have this year, and it’s pretty exciting,� she said. “All T h e L a d y s m i t h of the other schools S e c o n d a r y S c h o o l are so talented, and it senior improv team feels really cool to see will be on the scene all these other people this weekend at the who do the exact same Canadian Improv Games thing as you and they’re Vancouver Island finals so good too.� to vie for a chance to Improv is the art of advance to the nation- spontaneously developals in Ottawa. ing scenes on stage by The team advanced to improvising. the Island finals after “It’s kind of crazy; you finishing second at the don’t have time to think,� South Island Cup Jan. Younie said. “You have 13-15 in Esquimalt. The to have a lot of trust in team competed against yourself and your teamfive other troupes and mates, that what you’re missed out on first place doing is going to help by one point against the scene go forward. Victoria High School. It’s not like a play where Rachelle Younie, a you can prepare.� Grade 11 student, said The South Island finals she and her teammates provided a great opporwere pleased with the tunity for the LSS teams outcome. to harvest ideas and “It showed how much examine the dynamics


and structure of other there not really worteams, Younie said. rying about the whole While the senior team competition aspect and clinched second place, focussing on enjoying the two junior teams the time with the other who participated placed teams and performing. second and fourth. “No matter what hapThe Vancouver Island pens, we know we’re improv games will be going to have a lot of held Feb. 3-5. The sec- fun.� ond-place junior team will advance to the tournament, but only senior teams can compete for a shot at the nationals. With such close competition, the pressure is on, but for the senior team, whose Grade 12 members will not return next year, the focus is on fun. “We got the opportunity to go [to nationals] last year, so we all feel privileged to have gotten that opportunity,� Younie said. “Everyone’s comfortable with going

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YOUR WORDS “You can change your name, you can be anybody you want to be for that night,” Brian March, Page 10


here’s no question the newspaper industry is changing — and has been changing for a long time now. People get their news in so many different ways, and I think their expectations change too. A lot of people want more from their newspaper. And that’s why our parent company, Black Press, is putting a lot of emphasis on our websites and on giving you more than a story and photo. We want to be the place you come for your community news, and we want to give you a reason to check our website first. We’ve just undergone some training on how we can make our websites more interesting, and in the coming days and weeks, we’ll be working hard to give you a better web experience. We’ll create more photo slideshows. We’ll bring you more short and quick updates. We’ll try to make our Facebook page more engaging. We might even remember to Tweet. So you can expect to see more content, more multimedia and, in general, more ways to connect with your local paper and become part of the conversation. We hope you will like what we do, and we hope you will become engaged and help make our work even better. We want to hear your thoughts, your questions and your ideas. We want to be like a town hall — where you find out about all the local news that really matters to you, where you can find out what exciting things are coming up on the horizon and, most importantly, where you can feel like you are part of a community. But that doesn’t mean we’re going to sacrifice the physical newspaper for the website. We still believe in the importance of newspapers — especially community papers — and we still want to give you the absolute best product we can. Because we know curling up with a hot drink and a laptop just really isn’t all that cozy. — Lindsay Chung

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Yes 62% No 37% The Ladysmith-Chemainus Chronicle is a member of the British Columbia Press Council, a self-regulatory body governing the province’s newspaper industry. The council considers complaints from the public about the conduct of member newspapers. Directors oversee the mediation of complaints, with input from both the newspaper and the complaint holder. If talking with the editor or publisher does not resolve your complaint about coverage or story treatment, you may contact the B.C. Press Council. Your written concern, with documentation, should be sent to B.C. Press Council, 201 Selby Street, Nanaimo, B.C., V9R-2R2. For information phone 1-888-687-2213 or go to

Lots of music and art in Chemainus Chemain Volunteer of the Community Chemainus Year in 2011. 2 She indicated her in art showcase w o r k w i t h t h e that CVCAS Sherry Bezanson Ladysmith Arts Council

The Ch Th Chemainus i V Valley ll Cultural Arts Society’s board puts their heart into nurturing the region’s local music and art venues. The society, founded in 2000, became a registered Arts Council with the Assembly of BC Arts Councils in 2008. Chair Kathy Wachs advises that although they do promote visual arts in the area, the group’s emphasis is on music. Their venue is the band shell in Chemainus’ Waterwheel Park. “It’s a beautiful setting in Waterwheel Park — the rustic and covered band shell, grass for resting on and a playground for children, trees for shade, a welcoming environment for dogs, and often the show’s backdrop is a setting sun,” she says. Wachs is a busy local volunteer who was named

board is fun and motivating. Although they have no Alth office ffi or gallery, the society’s endeavours focus on live, local performances. Also active are past chair Wes Everitt, vice-chair Bob Johns, secretary Karen Hopkins and treasurer Christina Godbolt. Directors include Philip Holmes, Mavis Skeikh, Susan Martin, Jeff Ratcliff and Shelley Rouse. The 2012 season starts this year with the Arts and Ethnics Festival April 28 at the Chemainus Seniors Centre on Willow Street. Wachs notes that this is a showcase for ethnic foods, dance, artists, artisans and more and is part of BC Arts and Cultural Week, in which the spotlight is on the vital contribution that arts and culture make in learning and in life. The festival will have a wide range of art and music from countries from all over the world. There will be a variety of perfor-

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mances and artists displaying their products. Starting June 12, the weekly live music at Waterwheel Park kicks off. Local, live performances provide a festive and neighbourly gathering every Tuesday night. Wachs suggests checking in with the website in the coming months for the list of performers for this year’s shows. She advised that the Coastal Community Credit Union continues to be an avid supporter of their society. The music events are very well attended by the community, often with audiences between 100 and 300 people. It sounds like evenings of fun for us all to look forward to as we wait for the sun-filled days of summer. The CVCAS is also behind the successful once-a-year bluegrass extravaganza in Waterwheel Park. Bob Johns is the organizer of the annual Bluegrass Festival that takes place July 14 this year. Wooden benches are provided for

approximately 200 viewers in front of the stage, and, in addition, there is room for comfortable lawn chairs and cushions on the grass. The event is donationbased and thrives on hearty generosity from the crowd. Featured artists are already noted online at www.cvcas. com. Although we are in the depths of the winter rainy season, just pondering on some of the summer joys can lift your spirits. Mark your calendars and take in the music this summer and get to know our Chemainus neighbours. *** Just a reminder that intake for the upcoming Rock Paper Scissors exhibit is Jan. 31 and Feb. 1. The gala opening is Sat., Feb. 4 at 7 p.m. at the Waterfront Gallery in Ladysmith. The public is welcome to join us for an evening of fine art and fun. Gabriola glass and mixed media artist Tammy Hudgeon will be the guest speaker at the opening.

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Anti-smart meter resolve stiffens Editor: On Jan. 19, the Board of the American Academy of Environmental Medicine stated “(We) oppose the installation of smart meters in homes and schools based on a scientific assessment of the current medical literature. Chronic exposure to wireless frequency radiation is a preventable environmental hazard that is sufficiently well-documented to warrant immediate preventable public health action” This is the first major North American medical group to take this strong stance. It probably won’t be the last. While B.C. Hydro continues to install these meters in our communities, many of us have drawn a line in the sand and continue to resist having them installed on our homes. This new medical opinion only stiffens our resolve. Any of your readers not wanting to be a lab rat for BC Hydro should not permit the installation of a smart meter on their home. Jim Stachow North Oyster

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Kudos for Fletcher Editor: Re: Tom Fletcher’s BC Views Jan. 24 (environmentalists) It is so refreshing to see the facts in print on some of today’s hot button issues. I support the right of people and interest groups to protest and campaign on the popular issues, but it is irksome that too often these groups use distorted and incorrect statements to support their causes. The point Tom raises — that many people with little knowledge of the truth get involved in these protests — makes it all the more important that those of us following the issues do our own research before swallowing the line handed out by some posing as environmentalists and eco-warriors. The example set by ex-Greenpeace founder Dr. Patrick Moore in showing a willingness to probe deep for the truth ought to be a lesson for all protest groups before setting off on their campaigns. M. Smith Ladysmith

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Community Hall will taken over and musi- unfold during dessert. the oldest community be transformed into cians are now out Murder mysteries theatre groups in B.C. The group puts on “The Palace” disco of work,” said Brian are a fun night out, club in 1976 where March, Yellowpoint and the drama group two regular producthe “murder” will take Drama Group presi- has had success with tions every year, as place, leaving partici- dent. “The characters them in the past, sell- well as a few theatripants to mull over the have a lot of fun with ing out some seasons. cal events and fundevidence and question the audience.” “They’re a good draw raisers. “We’re not a big club, the suspects. Attendees are encour- for people who like Murder mystery din- aged to dress in the mysteries in particu- but we always welcome new ners are an interactive 1 9 7 0 s Quoted in the Chronicle members,” form of theatre where d i s c o March said. the show is done on theme. “You can change your name, you can S a t u r d a y the floor with the audiA ence instead of a stage. m i n i be anybody you want to be for that Nite Murder takes place Cast members will dance night.’” Sat., Feb. 4 provide the colourful lesson at Cedar Hall characters and set the w i l l Brian March, Yellowpoint Drama Group (2388 Cedar scene. take Rd.). “The characters are p l a c e The reception starts all connected to the on the dance floor lar,” March said. “But club in some way ... during the night, add- you don’t have to be at 6 p.m., with the there’s the owner of ing to the fun. a mystery lover to go dinner and show at 7 the club, one of the “You can change your to one of these; you’ll p.m. Tickets are $30 per regular dancers there name, you can be any- have a lot of fun.” (the John Travolta body you want to be Funds raised from person and are availtype) and his girl- for that night,” March the event will ben- able by reservation friend, and another said. efit the Yellowpoint only. Call 250-722-3067 for fellow who’s a musi- “You could even be a Drama Group, which cian who’s upset about suspect.” enters its 60th season tickets or more inforthe fact that disco has The mystery will this fall and is one of mation.

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These days, the hills of Ladysmith are alive with the sound of Joshua Buffie. T h e 1 2 - y e a r- o l d resident is preparing for his role as Kurt Vo n Tr a p p i n t h e South Island Musical Theatre Society’s production of Sound of Music, which opens Friday. “I’m a tiny bit nervous, but I’m feeling pretty pumped about it,” he said. Buffie and his fellow cast members have been in rehearsal for the production since September. He said he learned about the auditions mere days before and was surprised, but excited, to learn he had made the cut. The production is Buffie’s first major role on the big stage, but he has been in several school plays, including a performance as the villain in Dirty Work at the Crossroads at the Port Theatre. He also had a part to play with the Yellowpoint Drama Group’s production of Don’t Shoot, We’re British, in a Fawlty To w e r s s k e t c h i n March 2011. Sound of Music, written by Rodgers and Hammerstein, is set in Austria in the 1930s and tells the story of Maria, who is failing her attempts to become a nun. She is sent to the home of Georg von Trapp to become a governess for his seven mischevious children, who have scared away each of Maria’s predecessors. In time, her kindness and sense of wonder wins them over — as well as their father

Georg. The lives of the characters are then changed by the threat of war, and the story ends with their escape to freedom. Buffie said he has enjoyed the vocal training and experience that has come along with performing in Sound of Music. He says his character Kurt has required a lot of energy on stage. “He’s kind of a fun character to play b e c a u s e h e ’s t h e youngest boy, so in the dances, he gets to do the fun stuff,” he said. Sound of Music is the sixth SIMTS production under longtime member Maria R i d e w o o d ’s d i r e c tion. It is being choreographed by Cathy Schmidt.



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William Siler and Daniel Matheson. John Ross, 25, was killed Monday morning on Jan. 25. Apparently, Ross was running to catch the coal train to Extension and just as he was about to board the second car, he tripped on a small hillock of snow and fell beneath the wheels of the train. Ross was brought up in Ladysmith and Wellington and was the son of Mr. and Mrs. John Ross Sr., who lived on Baden Powell Street. He had five sisters and four brothers. January 1937 The elections for the 1937 Ladysmith council were held in January, with Mayor Wymond Walkem defeating incumbent mayor J. Mason by a vote of 255 to 142. Walter Joyce, Walter Steele and William A Cullum were also re-elected as alder-

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annual report to city council and indicated that there had been 64 cases brought into police court during 1911. Allen also expressed concern about a “dangerous New Year practice wherein guns are discharged at midnight, seemingly without any care as to where the bullets would lodge. As a result, several houses were struck by bullets, and a High Street resident found a 32-caliber bullet on his verandah New Year’s morning.� Dr. Roy B. Dier was re-elected mayor of Ladysmith by a comfortable majority of 268 to 30. He will be joined by three incumbent aldermen: M. Matheson, P. Malone and C. Campbell. Joining the city council were new aldermen T h o m a s Tu r n e r, William Bauld,

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society, as many countries would be overwhelmed by unemployment if re-arming were to stop.� January 1962 Catherine Rosalind Cain was welcomed into the world at 7 p.m. on New Year’s Day as the first baby of 1962. Catherine is the daughter o f M r. a n d M r s . William Cain of the Diamond. At a public meeting in Ladysmith on Mon., Jan. 8, a joint committee of citizens from Ladysmith and Chemainus voted 21 to 9 in favour of setting up separate hospital districts, with the boundary between the two established at School Road in Saltair. An editorial in the Chronicle expressed regret over the decision but admitted that “inter-community jealousies and the ghosts of the past forced the committee to settle for the ‘art of the possible.’� To m S t r a n g Sr., a resident of Ladysmith since 1906, celebrated his 90th birthday on Jan. 21. Mr. Strang was superintendent of several of the local Canadian Colliers Mines beginning in 1914. [Note: Tom passed away in 1965 at age 93.] Compiled by Ed Nicholson, Ladysmith Historical Society

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They were the little team that won big. They are the North Oyster school girls volleyball team, and last Thursday, they finished their undefeated season in first place at the bantam girls small school volleyball playoff. “The girls were really committed, they had a good sense of team, and they all just started coming together,” said coach Anna Shupe. The championships, held Jan. 26 at Chase River school against Frank Ney elementary, ended with scores of 25-17 and 25-18. “Their serves and their communication and helping each other won the game,” Shupe said. “They were determined enough to get it.” The North Oyster girls

volleyball team is comprised of eight students in Grades 6 and 7 and one Grade 5 student. Their volleyball season starts in November and leads to a single knockout tournament near the end of the season, and this year, there were 12 teams in the league. Games are usually played six-on-six; however, with only eight members on the team, Shupe often had to play five players. “Some of the time, I SUBMITTED PHOTO had a few girls on vacaThe North Oyster girls volleyball team went undefeated this season. tion or ill and I would “It’s nice to see a bit play with five players,” students a solid foun- because they’ll have Shupe said. “We would dation in sportsman- those basics,” she said. of the underdog ... show up and some ship and communica- “The skills will come being able to go all the way with players that of these teams would tion. She added that the with development.” S h u p e , a f o r m e r wanted to do it,” she have like 30 girls, and team members have then there was my six bonded on a personal North Oyster student, said. “They weren’t said it was a wonder- competitive about it, girls; it was so cute. But level. “When they get to ful experience coach- they were okay with they stuck together; it Grade 8 and they can ing the team to their whatever happened, was so sweet.” Shupe said the skills make a choice, they’ll first championship but they just seemed learned during elemen- feel comfortable trying in her last year as a to click. The girls really worked hard.” tary school sports give out for a sports team coach at the school.

Knelson wins eight medals Staff Writer

the Vancouver Island breast stroke and the 50 Regional meet record free and was eighth in THE CHRONICLE for the 200 IM, which the 100 breast stroke. R e a c h i n g t h e t o p was set in 2007, with a Darby Rae, 14, had of the podium eight time of 2:53.34. a fifth-place finish in times, Faith Knelson D u r i n g t h e m e e t , the 40 free, a seventhled the charge as the which was held Jan. place finish in the 100 Ladysmith-Chemainus 20-22, Knelson won the fly, an eighth-place finOrcas Swim Club com- 400 free, 100 back, 50 ish in the 100 free and a peted at the Vancouver breast stroke, 200 IM, 16th-place finish in the I s l a n d R e g i o n a l 200 free, 50 fly, 50 free 200 free. Championship swim and 100 breast stroke. Ten-year-old Kiley meet. The Orcas sent five Ludlow finished 12th Knelson,10, entered s w i m m e r s t o t h e in the 50 fly, 16th in the eight events and took Va n c o u v e r I s l a n d 50 back stroke, 22nd in home eight gold med- Regional Championship the 50 free and 26th in als. She also broke a meet, and they all did the 100 free. Vancouver Island record exceptionally well, Chantal Greenhalgh, in the 50 breast stroke noted club vice-presi- who is nine, came 13th — which had been set in dent Shelley Anderson. in the 50 back stroke, December 2004 — with F i f t e e n - y e a r - o l d 16th in the 50 breast a time of 39.06, and Conrad Carlson fin- stroke and 27th in the she took a second off ished fifth in the 200 50 free.

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As true to her nature, Roxi fought cancer for seven long years and managed to continue to create many happy memories, which we will always be grateful for. On the morning of January 18, she lost her battle. She may be gone from this world but will never be gone from our hearts. Roxi always gave of her time, talents and love to anyone and everyone that was lucky enough to know her. Our family will be forever grateful for the love, care and support by all the staff at NRGH and her amazing doctors that helped her get the very most out of her precious life. Friends and family are asked to join together and Celebrate her life at Cavallotti Hall 2060 East Wellington Rd, Nanaimo BC on Sunday, February 12th, 2012 from 12:00 -2:00pm. In lieu of flowers please give to the Canadian Cancer Society.

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Roxanna Mary Jones nee Bastian July 21, 1947 – January 18, 2012 Roxi was an amazing woman with a heart bigger than words can express. She was born in Oliver, BC to Albert and Joyce Bastian but grew up in Ladysmith where she married Donald Arthur Jones (deceased). She is a much loved “Momma Bear” to her three children, Tami, Corey Jones, and Tina (Sean) Salway, as well as a loving grandmother to Brittany Van Riper; Madysen, Rebekah and Mason Salway; and Devyn, Brendan and baby Roxy Jones. Roxi will never be forgotten by her brothers, Richy (Donna) Bastian, Jamie (Barb) Bastian and sisters, Lori (Mike) Rogerson and Sandi (Richard) Hill, as well as her many nieces, nephews and her friend and partner, Don Hachey.

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MOIR, Maria (Mieke) Wilhelmina Maria (Mieke) Wilhelmina Moir died in Victoria on January 24th in the loving embrace of her family. Mieke was born in Utrecht, Holland on September 8, 1922. She is survived by her husband of 65 years Allan Moir, whom she met in 1945 at the end of World War II. Mieke is also survived by her three children, Marjolyn (Robert) Audette, Bruce (Linda) Moir, Cheryl (Arn) van Iersel; eight grandchildren, Gerald (Shelagh) Audette, Christine (Blair) Gessell, Cameron (Julie) Audette, Laura Moir, Julie (David) Felix, Nicholas van Iersel, Carly (Curtis) Morwick, Kimberly Moir; and two great grandchildren Aidan Audette and Carter Gessell. Mieke lived in Ladysmith for 40 years before moving with Allan to Victoria to be closer to family. She was an active member of her church community, a steadfast volunteer with Meals on Wheels and a leader with Girl Guides of Canada for over 30 years. For the past 15 months Mieke resided at the Oak Bay Kiwanis Pavilion in Victoria. The family would like to acknowledge the compassionate and loving care she received from the dedicated staff at the Pavilion. In lieu of flowers please consider a donation to the Alzheimer Society of Canada Telford’s of Ladysmith 250-245-5553


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Program Manager The Ladysmith Resources Centre is looking to hire a Program Manager to manage various programs offered by the Association. This person will be responsible to ensure that the programs they oversee are successful in meeting their mandates and to ensure funding is maintained and continually forthcoming to support ongoing delivery. Qualifications: Social Services Diploma / Early Childhood Education diploma or equivalent education and experience. Experience in program management Theoretical and practical knowledge of parenting young children. Ability to work independently and in a team Excellent organizational and interpersonal skills Excellent communication skills – both verbal and written Criminal Record Check Hours: 18 hours/week Position to start Feb 2012. For more information on the position, go to our website Job Opportunities Submit resume to: Ladysmith Resources Centre Association Attn: Program Manager Position 630 Second Avenue, PO Box 1653 Ladysmith, BC V9G 1B2 Fax: 250-245-3798 Email: Only applicants chosen for an interview will be contacted. y HOME/BUSINESS SERVICES

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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.

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.

MEDICAL SUPPLIES 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. 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

MISCELLANEOUS FOR SALE STEEL BUILDINGS for all uses! Beat the 2012 steel increase. Make an offer on selloff models at factory and save thousands now! Call for free Brochure. 1-800-668-5111 ext. 170. STEEL BUILDINGS steel of a deal - building sale! 20X24 $4798. 25X30 $5998. 30X42 $8458. 32X58 $12,960. 40X60 $15,915. 47X80 $20,645. One end wall included. Pioneer Steel 1-800-668-5422.


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!

WETHERBY APTS FOR SENIORS ONLY 55+ Spacious stes Avail. - some immed. Bach $750; 1 bdrm $890; 2 bdrms $1075 & up. Close to buses, Hillside Mall, doctors, dentists all within walking distance. Seniors lifestyle of convenience & comfort. On site laundry, social room. Staff available. Please call Bonny 250-598-1650 Email: SEAGATE APTS 707 Esquimalt Road Stes avail. - some immed. 1 bdrm $875 & up; 2 bdrms $1010 & up. Indoor pool, exercise rm and many other fitness amenities. Full view of Strait of Juan de Fuca. Please call Sylvia 250-383-1731 Email:

Call: 1-250-616-9053

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


Beyond Your Expectations

Ladysmith: 1 bdrm apartments for rent. Available now. 250-245-3251, 250-716-6553, or leave a msg. 250-245-2586. 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.

COMMERCIAL/INDUSTRIAL Retail Commercial Space. For rent 5000 sq.ft. fenced in compound with cabin. Suitable for commercial use with highway exposure and easy access. Deer Lake Properties (Thomas Rd.) Inc. dba Junction Mini Storage 13136 Thomas Rd. Ladysmith, BC 250-245-2760

Retail Commercial Space. For rent 1500 sq.ft. of upstairs retail space. Will develop for suitable tenant. Deer Lake Properties (Thomas Rd.) Inc. dba Junction Mini Storage 13136 Thomas Rd. Ladysmith, BC 250-245-2760

SUITES, LOWER COUNTRY LIVING- 1 bdrm, no steps, new kitchen, laundry lrg yard & view. Pets ok. $750/mo. 250-753-1200. Ladysmith: 1 bdrm, ocean view, w/d, f/s. Avail. now $700/mo incl. utils except phone & internet. n/s, n/p, 250-245-9938.

LADYSMITH- (walk to town) new bright 1 bdrm, Priv. entr. NS/NP. Quiet, mature tenant(s). Utils incld. Parking small car. On bus route. Avail Jan 15. $750. (250)245-4025.

Lorne Gait 245-0545

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


Auto Financing 1.800.910.6402

lgait@ #38-10980 Chemainus 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.

604 Farrell Rd, Ladysmith Priced at $399,900

Royal LePage Property Management


250-245-1111 ext.306

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.


Call Royal LePage 250-245-0975


Toll-free number 1-(888)-206-0456 ext. 306

LADYSMITH. 2 Bdrm. Lndry & util incl. $900/mth & DD. N/S, N/P, Refs. Avail immed. Call: 250-245-9348

LADYSMITH: 3 bdrm bungalow, central, newly reno’d, 6 appls, n/s, n/p, $1200 + utils. Avail immed, 250-668-3149.



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

LADYSMITH: 3 bdrm, wood flrs, W/D, $850 + part util’s. Mar. 1st. Call 250-924-3349.

PARK WEST APTS 55 Bay Street Stes avail. - some immed. 1 Bdrms from $875; 2 bdrms from $1125. Close to Victoria downtown, Save-On, Starbucks & transportation. Please Call Wendy 250-590-7505 Email:

Families First for over 20 years!

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: 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.

WESTERN LABRADORS Perfect Yellow Pups CKC reg. Champ. Bloodlines. $1200. w w w. w e s t e r n l a b r a d o r s . c a Wes 250-337-1814


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.

Don’t wait. Call Lorne Gait at 250-245-0545. FREE CASH back with $0 down at Auto Credit Fast. Need a vehicle? Good or Bad credit call Stephanie 1-877792-0599 DLN 30309. Free Delivery. WANT A vehicle but stressed about your credit? Christmas in February, $500 cash back. We fund your future not your past. All credit situations accepted. 1-888-593-6095.

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.

SCRAP CAR REMOVAL SCRAP BATTERIES Wanted! We BUY Scrap Batteries from Cars, Trucks etc. $4.00/ea. & up! Free pick-up Island Wide. Min. 10 (1)604.866.9004 Ask for Brad 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.

640 Trans Canada Hwy Box 970, Ladysmith, BC V9G 1A7

Greg Buchanan 250-245-8914 See All My Listing on the Internet! $529,900 Beautiful executive home with 4 bedroom and 3 bathrooms. Boasts great ocean views, granite counters, high quality hardwood floors, cherry cabinets etc etc etc

New level entry home $474,900 Gorgeous views of the ocean, gulf Islands and the mainland mountains. With hardwood floors, 2 sided gas Fireplace, heat pump this is a must see.

$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.


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.

P. 250-245-3700 C. 250-667-7653 E.

20 Tuesday, January 31, 2012 Ladysmith Chemainus Chronicle

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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


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January 31, 2012, Ladysmith Chemainus Chronicle  

Your local newspaper in the Ladysmith-Chemainus-Saltair-Cedar-Crofton areas on Vancouver Island, British Columbia.

January 31, 2012, Ladysmith Chemainus Chronicle  

Your local newspaper in the Ladysmith-Chemainus-Saltair-Cedar-Crofton areas on Vancouver Island, British Columbia.