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Burning building bravery sends hero to Ottawa Ladysmith man awarded national bravery medal By Krista Siefken THE CHRONICLE


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Frank Taylor argues he’s not a hero, but it looks like Gov. Gen. David Johnston would beg to differ. Taylor, a 28-year-old Ladysmith resident, has been honoured with a Governor General’s Medal of Bravery. The recognition stems from a harrowing tale that happened three years ago, when a fire broke out in the home of Saltair resident Roy “Ted” Silvey. Taylor, who was living next door at the time, was just about to go to bed that night when his dog began to growl. “I got up and looked out the window, and saw the next-door neighbour’s house was on fire,” Taylor said at the time.“It was roaring pretty hard and the trees around it were starting to catch fire.” Outside, Taylor’s horror grew when he heard a weak cry for help. Looking into a window, he saw Silvey crumpled on the floor in a room choked with thick, black smoke. “Ted’s head was bleeding pretty bad and he was on the floor, too weak to get out,” Taylor said. He tried to grab the elderly man — 86 years old at the time — but heatseared skin bunched and came off in his hands. Taylor then reached far into the window and hooked his arms under Silvey’s armpits and, with a mighty effort, threw himself backward. By this time, Taylor’s father-in-law — off-duty B.C. Ambulance Service Supt. Rick Ruppenthal — had run to assist


Frank Taylor, left, saved a man’s life in 2008 with the help of father-in-law Rick Ruppenthal pulling Silvey away from the flames and smoke. And it appears they were just in time — just as Taylor looked back at the house, spark-spewing power lines dropped. “If we would have been on that deck one minute longer, well…,” Taylor said. In a 2008 interview, he denied doing anything extraordinary. “I’m not a hero,” he said. “When somebody hollers for help, you jump in.” He stands by that, and said he was surprised to get a medal for bravery. “I was at work one morning doing some roofing when I got a call on my cellphone, and it said ‘Governor General’ on the call display,” said Taylor, who works with the Coast Guard and as a carpenter. see medal page 4

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Ladysmith Secondary School improv team a place of friendship, skill building and fun for local students Niomi Pearson THE CHRONICLE

In the annual tradition of making stuff up, Ladysmith Secondary School will be showcasing the improvisational talent of more than 100 students as they gear up to present Improvable XII: We Are All Stories. “It’s a really well attended show that usually sells out every year,” said LSS drama instructor William Taylor. “With a school population around 650, 100 people in a show is pretty noteworthy.” Equally as impressive is the fact that the school’s improv team is made up of 70 students who give up about seven hours of their spare time every week to participate in improv lessons and activities. But for these young and vibrant teenagers who thrive, learn and play for hours on the LSS stage, improv is anything but a sacrifice. Grade 12 students Casey Darbyshire and Jacob Mortimer, in their fifth year on the improv team, say the

experience not only quickly on the spot helps students come a n d r e s p o n d a n d out of their shell, but adapt to the actions strengthens the rela- of the other members tionship between stu- on their team while dents who may not acting out a scene on have otherwise had stage. In some improv anything in common. games, the five basic “Even if you’re hav- elements of a scene are ing a lame day and setting, relationships, you’re feeling down characters, problems, i n t h e d u m p s o r stake raising and then tired, you know that solution. when you come here “Improvisation is everyone’s going to story telling done in bring a positive atti- the moment, creattude,” Mortimer said. ing original stories “Whoever you’re up on based on a suggestion stage with, you know given by an audience,” that they’re always Taylor said. “A scene going to be doing their is created by listening, best to make you look accepting, adding, and as good as possible building together. The and therefore making golden rule of improv the scene as awesome is to be able to say as possible.” ‘yes’.” “Though there’s so Taylor said the power many of us, we’re of story telling in life still close and we feel is undervalued in our like a family,” added society, and hopes that Darbyshire. “It’s really what he is passing on helped me to figure out to the students is the my personal talents.” passion and ability Mortimer, who has to communicate their always wanted to be own stories in present an actor, said immers- and future. ing himself in experi- “They are the most ence has helped him powerful agents in realize that dream. their life story, so “It’s made me the per- give them that tool to son I am today,” he live as a human being said. knowing that every Doing improv, stu- day you can write the dents learn to think next part of who you


Students on the Ladysmith Secondary School improv team practice a game called ‘Negative Space’, where each team member removes themself from the frozen frame of bodies and re-freezes in another space. are and what you do,” he said. Last year, LSS sent its senior improv team to the Canadian Nationals and returned with eighth place (out of more 300 entries). In the coming months, LSS will hold auditions to send two

junior improv teams non-stop entertain- 19 and Nov. 24 to 25 at and one senior team ment as the 70 improv Ladysmith Secondary to the provincials in team members will be School. early 2012. joined by 22 talented Attendees can Proceeds from the school dancers and expect cabaret style improv show will be a six piece live band. seating and desserts. used to fund improv All are welcome and Tickets are $10 each a c t i v i t i e s s u c h a s encouraged to partici- and are available at camps and the upcom- pate in the fun. Salamander Books, ing competitions. The We are all Stories will Grant Jewelers or the show is packed with take place Nov. 17 to LSS office.

Meet the people who hold your children’s future Ladysmith hosts the 13 people vying for nine seats on the Nanaimo-Ladysmith board of education Niomi Pearson THE CHRONICLE

Ladysmith parents will be provided the opportunity to hear from potential School District 68 board trustees during an allcandidates meeting on Nov. 3. The event is being organized by the Ladysmith Intermediate School and Ecole Davis Road

parent advisory committees and will take place in the LIS gymnasium. While attendees will have a chance to ask their own questions, Ecole Davis Road PAC chair Karen Fediuk said she is hoping for a productive discussion on the state of education. “The school boards are struggling to manage a budget that means

continual cutbacks in schools, and I’m not sure how much control they have over it, but I think it’s important that we hear what their priorities are and where the priorities are for the children of school district 68,” she said. “Their role is to advocate on behalf of children in the education system to the Ministry.” As chair of the EDR

PAC, Fediuk said she for nine positions on has heard many con- school board: Donna cerns from caregivers Allen, Nelson E. Allen, of young children; that B i l l B a r d , J a m i e children are not being Brennan, Nancy Curley, d i a g n o s e d q u i c k l y Kim Howland, Rosmy enough, that class- J e a n L o u i s , D a v i d rooms are too full, and Murchie, Dot Neary, that disruptive behav- Bill Robinson, Noah iours are setting back Routley, TerryLynn others. Saunders and Sharon “Those are things that Welch. are happening in the Fediuk said it was a classroom,” she said. disappointment to see There are currently no Ladysmith residents 13 candidates running on the ballot.

“What we’re trying to do is re-engage the younger families,” she said. The school board allcandidates meeting will run from 7-9 p.m. “We’re interested in finding out how are the potential candidates going to support our children in achieving what they need to achieve,” Fediuk said. “We want them to be in a safe, supportive

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and respectful environment where they are given the opportunity to learn and they are supported to learn.” Ladysmith Secondary School PAC member Inga Anderson agreed. “This is your opportunity to be heard and bring some constructive criticism or support,” she said. “You can’t have any change unless you make change.”

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

Monday, November 7th and Monday, November 21st, at 7:00 p.m. Monday, November 7th, 6:30 – 6:55 p.m. Monday, November 21st 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

Statutory Holiday / Office Closures City Hall & Public Works will be closed Friday, November 11th, 2011, for Remembrance Day. See below for Frank Jameson Community Centre hours over the holiday weekend.

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Highway Closure For Remembrance Day Ceremony Please note that on Friday, November 11th, 2011, at approximately 10:55 a.m. the southbound lane of the Trans Canada Highway will be closed from 1st Avenue to Buller Street until 11:20 a.m. Southbound traffic will be re-routed during this time. This diversion is to assist with the Remembrance Day Ceremony at the Cenotaph.

Municipal Election In Ladysmith, residents will elect a Mayor and six Councillors, as well as vote for School Trustees for School District 68 (NanaimoLadysmith). All positions are for a three-year term. The elections are scheduled for:

Saturday, November 19th, 2011 - 8:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m. Frank Jameson Community Centre – 810 6th Avenue, Ladysmith, BC. Advance voting opportunities are scheduled for: Wednesday, November 9th, 2011, Wednesday, November 16th, 2011, 8:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m. City Hall – 410 Esplanade, Ladysmith, BC, Corner of Trans Canada Hwy and Roberts Street If you will be away from Ladysmith on Election Day and during both Advance Voting opportunities (November 9th and 16th) you will still have the opportunity to vote using a mail-in ballot. To request a mail-in ballot and registration package, please contact City Hall at 250.245.6400, or drop in to pick one up. Please note that ballots will be mailed out on November 7th, 2011, so you must request yours before that date.

Festival of Lights “Light Up” Thursday, November 24th Join thousands for Light Up along First Avenue with entertainment, concessions, the Kinsmen Parade, fireworks, and a visit from Santa! For the full schedule of events please visit the Festival of Lights website at *Note: Dogs (on-leash or off-leash) are not permitted on First Avenue during street closures for special events. Please leave your pets at home.

Garbage / Recycling Collection Moves Ahead One Day Garbage / Recycling pick up days will move forward one day following the Remembrance Day statutory holiday (observed on Friday, November 11th, 2011).

Third Quarter Utility Bills Utilities, covering the period July to September 2011, were billed and mailed in the middle of October. If you have not received your bill, please call City Hall at 250.245.6414, extension 6206.

New Trolley Fares Effective October 1, 2011 the following fares will be charged to ride the trolley: Singe Rides

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Monthly Passes can be purchased at City Hall – 410 Esplanade or Frank Jameson Community Centre – 810 6th Avenue. You can pay the single ride fare when you board the trolley – you do not need a ticket in advance, but change will not be made. The Trolley is a valuable service for those who may not be able to afford other forms of transportation. The Town offers a free monthly pass for individuals and families with limited incomes. Please ask at City Hall or the Frank Jameson Community Centre. For more information about fares, routes and schedules, please contact City Hall at 250.245.6400 or Frank Jameson Community Centre at 250.245.6424 or visit

Burning Regulations Please be reminded that no outdoor burning is permitted within the Town of Ladysmith, with the exception of small cooking fires (no bigger than .5 square metres) such as a barbeque, fire pit or chiminea per Town of Ladysmith Burning Regulation Bylaw No. 1380.

Ladysmith Parks, Recreation & Culture – November 2011 FACILITY SCHEDULE NOTES Friday, November 11th (Remembrance Day) the Community Centre Pool & Fitness Centre are OPEN 12:00 p.m. – 3:30 p.m. ONLY. Thursday, November 24th (Light Up) the Community Centre is CLOSED AT 5:00 P.M. SPECIAL EVENTS Tim’s Tuesday Free Swim – Tuesday, November 15th, 6:30 p.m. – 8:00 p.m. Please bring a non-perishable food item for the Ladysmith Food Bank. Celebrate “National Child Day” with a FREE Everyone Welcome Swim 3:00 p.m. – 4:55 p.m. Sunday, November 20th. Games, refreshments, and more! Annual Cinnamon Bun Fun Run – Sunday, November 27th at 9:30 a.m. Start and finish at the Frank Jameson Community Centre. Same day registration is available from 8:00 a.m. – 9:15 a.m. Please bring 5 nonperishable food items and run or walk 5 or 10 km for the Ladysmith Food Bank. Please visit for more information. PRESCHOOL & CHILDREN Karate (family program); Tiny Tots Art Experience; Ladysmith Family and Friends (LaFF) Resource Program & Family Frolics (laffcoordinator@shaw. ca); Childminding available for some fitness and swim programs (call 250.245.6424 for information).

YOUTH* (TEEN) Rec Room – Enjoy pool, ping-pong, foosball, air hockey, karaoke, videos, internet, board games, snacks, special events & more! Karate; Saturday Night Rocks! Indoor Rock Climbing at the Romper Room; Ski/Snowboard Trip to Mt. Washington. *Note: Youth 16 and older may participate in adult programs. ADULTS & SENIORS Karate; Drop-in Co-ed Indoor Soccer; 50 Plus Computer Club; Fitness Lite; Nifty Fifties Swim; Adult Swim Lessons; Adaptive Fitness (Arthritis Group); Classic Yoga. SWIMMING LESSONS etc. November 28th – December 21st (Monday/Wednesday); November 29th – December 22nd (Tuesday/Thursday). AQUATIC LEADERSHIP Adaptive Aquatic Fitness Instructor; CPR “C” Recertification; Emergency First Aid & CPR; Standard First Aid & CPR. FITNESS, WET OR DRY Abs Express; Cardio Circuit; Fitness Lite; Strength Circuit; Yoga Fitness; Bootcamp; Morning Bootcamp; TRX Bosu Combo; 3 C’s; Friday Night Spin & Core; Classic Yoga.

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These costumed kiddies (Fisher, Travis, Kyler, Bridgett and Jersey) prepare to take their trick or treating on the road with Scarecrow Inga Anderson and bus driver Shane on Monday, October 31 during the LAFF Trick or Treat on the Trolley event.

Medal surprises Taylor from page 1 “I thought, ‘This is a little different.’” He plans to visit Ottawa to collect his medal during the decoration ceremony — a date for the event has yet to be set — and noted that sadly, Silvey passed away a few months after his rescue. “His burns had healed and he was just starting to walk, but he had a heart attack,” Taylor said. As for his medal, don’t expect Taylor to brag about it any time soon. “I was just surprised,” he said. “That (recognition) doesn’t happen every day.”

Opportunity for Public Comment On Commissioner’s Coastal Ferry Act Review

The British Columbia Ferry Commission, the independent regulator of BC Ferries, has been mandated by the provincial government to review the Coastal Ferry Act and to make recommendations on potential changes to the Act which would better enable the commissioner to balance the financial sustainability of the ferry operator and the interest of ferry users. The commissioner has been conducting public consultation meetings in coastal communities served by BC Ferries and is inviting additional input on a number of key issues described in a series of discussion papers. These issues will be considered by the commissioner during his review of the Act and deal with interests of ferry users, financial sustainability objectives, the balance between the two, price cap regulation and cross-subsidization. Visit www.bcferrycommission. com/reports-press/whats-new/coastal-ferryact-review/ for copies of these discussion papers. Comments on these papers or any other issue relevant to the Coastal Ferry Act review can be e-mailed to or mailed to BC Ferry Commission, RPO Hillside, Box 35119, Victoria BC, V8T 5G2. For further information on the review, please visit www.bcferrycommission. com. Deadline for comments or submissions is December 5, 2011.

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Police responded to a total of 76 calls for service during this period of time. To date, 3,418 incidents have been reported to the detachment (down from 3,591 for the same period in 2010). In the past week, a few fly-by-night businesses popped up near the community. There are many reasons not to use fireworks, but here are a few: Irresponsible and criminal use of fireworks poses a danger to both the people using them and innocent members of the public. People who stand too close to the fireworks run a high risk of being harmed. Sparklers can ignite c l o t h i n g a n d h a i r. Three sparklers burning together create the heat of a blow torch. Fireworks have been proven to be detrimental to companion animals and wildlife. Using fireworks near animals is both cruel and inhumane as explosive fireworks cause animals immense fear and stress.

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and located the male who was a transient with no fixed address. The male left the community without further incident.

Drive. The stones were valued at $50. ❱ Youths flagged down an RCMP officer at 510 6th Ave in Ladysmith to report a fight behind Ladysmith Secondary School and that a youth had smashed a window. The suspect was described, later pointed out and followed to the rear of the high school, where he was taken into custody. He had cut his hand while smashing a window out at Ladysmith Primary School and taken to Nanaimo Regional Hospital for stitches. The male was then placed in cells until sober and later released on a promise to appear and an undertaking for mischief and for breach of his probation for consuming alcohol and breaching his curfew.

a.m. and noticed the driver’s door ajar and the interior light on. The driver’s door and passenger door had paint chips that were not there the previous day. The gas cap was also missing from the vehicle ❱ A break and enter was reported into a tugboat which is located in the Coal Harbour dogpatch. It appears as if the culprits entered through the smoke stack and took several pieces of metal from the engine room.

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NOTICE OF ELECTION BY VOTING PUBLIC NOTICE IS HEREBY given to the electors of the Town of Ladysmith that an election by voting is necessary to elect a Mayor, six Councillors, and nine School Trustees for three-year terms commencing December 2011 and terminating December 2014. The persons nominated as candidates and for whom votes will be received are:

MAYOR – One (1) to be elected Surname GRILL HUTCHINS

Usual Names Regan Robert

Jurisdiction of Residence Nanaimo Ladysmith


Usual Names Steve David Jillian Bill Gord Duck (Don) Glenda Bruce

Jurisdiction of Residence Ladysmith Ladysmith Ladysmith Ladysmith Ladysmith Ladysmith Ladysmith Ladysmith


Usual Names Donna Nelson E. Bill Jamie Nancy Kim Rosmy David Dot Bill Noah TerryLynn Sharon

Jurisdiction of Residence Nanaimo Nanaimo Nanaimo Nanaimo Nanaimo Nanaimo Nanaimo Nanaimo Nanaimo Nanaimo Nanaimo Nanaimo Nanaimo

VOTING DATES AND LOCATIONS GENERAL VOTING is open to qualified electors of the Town of Ladysmith on:

Saturday, November 19, 2011 between the hours of 8:00 am and 8:00 pm at Frank Jameson Community Centre - 810 - 6th Avenue, Ladysmith, B.C. ADVANCE VOTING is open to qualified electors of the Town of Ladysmith on: Wednesday, November 9, 2011 - and - Wednesday, November 16, 2011 8:00 am to 8:00 pm Town of Ladysmith City Hall, 410 Esplanade, Ladysmith, BC

ELECTOR REGISTRATION If you are not on the list of electors, you may register at the time of voting by completing the required application form available at the voting place. To register you must meet the following qualifications: • 18 years of age or older • Canadian citizen • resident of BC for at least 6 months immediately preceding voting day • resident of OR registered owner of Real property in the Town of Ladysmith for at least 30 days immediately preceding voting day, and • not otherwise disqualified by law from voting. Resident electors will also be required to produce 2 pieces of identification (at least one with a signature). Picture identification is not necessary. The identification must prove both residency and identity. Non-resident property electors must produce 2 pieces of identification (at least one with a signature) to prove identity, proof that they are entitled to register in relation to the property, and, if applicable, written consent from the other property owners.


Firefighters put out a smokey fire on Fifth Avenue on October 24.

Driveby firefighter lucky break for homeowner Matthew Peterson THE CHRONICLE

Lucky for a Fifth Avenue homeowner, a member of the Ladysmith Fire Department drove by and saw smoke. He stopped, investigated, saw a lot of smoke and knocked on the door. And when no one answered, he called it in. Fire Chief Ray Delcourt said if the fire had gone unnoticed for another five or 10 minutes, the damage would have been much worse. Delcourt said after fire crews got inside they discovered a pot left on the stove. The contents had caught fire and the blaze was spreading throughout the kitchen. Delcourt said there could be between $20,000 to $40,000 in damage from both the fire and smoke. “The smoke was pretty heavy,” said Delcourt, adding people need to take the extra time to ensure their appliances are off before leaving the house. This story could have ended much differently, too, said Delcourt. The house did not have any smoke detectors. “It’s mandatory to have smoke detection in your residences. If that happened at nighttime or something it could have been a different result.”

MAIL BALLOT VOTING Qualified electors may vote by mail if they: • have a physical disability, illness or injury that affects their ability to vote at another voting opportunity, OR • expect to be absent from the Town of Ladysmith on general voting day and at the times of all advance voting opportunities. REQUESTING A MAIL BALLOT PACKAGE: Before 4:00 pm on November 7, 2011 you must submit the following information to the Town office at 410 Esplanade, Ladysmith, BC, V9G 1A2, telephone 250-245-6400, fax 250-245-6411 or email 1. Full name, 2. Residential address, 3. Address of the property in relation to which you are voting (for non-resident property electors), 4. Method of delivery of your mail ballot package: (a) pick up at City Hall, OR (b) regular letter mail through Canada Post to residential address, OR (c) regular letter mail through Canada Post to an alternate address that you provide when requesting the ballot package, 5. If you are not on the list of electors, to ensure you receive the correct registration application form in your package, you must indicate whether you are going to be registering as a resident or non-resident property elector. The Town will send out mail ballot packages commencing on or about October 31, 2011. To be counted, your mail ballot must be received by the Chief Election Officer no later than 8:00 pm on Saturday, November 19, 2011.

NOTICE OF OPEN HOUSE The Public is invited to attend an Open House of the Nanaimo Airport Commission being held: Date: Friday November 4th, 2011 Time: 3:00 to 6:00pm Place: Nanaimo Airport Terminal - Arrivals Area The Commission will have on display information regarding 2010 activities and the Airport Improvement Project. The Commission is a local not-for-profit corporation responsible for management and operation of the Nanaimo Airport. The Commission has up to nine members including one representative nominated from each of the following entities: City of Nanaimo, Regional District of Nanaimo, Town of Ladysmith, Cowichan Valley Regional District and Greater Nanaimo Chamber of Commerce, as well as up to four additional members from the community at large.

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Paper-thin aging sewage tanks dumped just in time Infrastructure testing uncovers contamination risk Matthew Peterson

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A decision to test some essential sewage infrastructure proved to be a good catch for the Town of Ladysmith. During the first week of September, the town hired Acuren Group to test its autothermal thermophilic aerobic digesters (used to store and heat up biosolids to kill pathogens) to see if they would last another two or three years until the next phase of the town’s sewage plan. The results were not good. According to Director of Public Works Joe Friesenhan, the company found the wall of one of two tanks was around one-thousandth of an inch thick and a further filling of the tanks could risk contaminating the harbour.

This Sunday, people of all ages can come together to help prepare for one of Ladysmith’s most renowned events of the year, the Festival of Lights. A community work bee is being held Nov. 6, and everyone is encourVolunteers are needed for a workbee Nov. 6 FILE PHOTO aged to take part in the Business owners are Volunteers will be profun. Starting at 9 a.m. at 49th Parallel gro- also encouraged to take vided a hot lunch by the cery, volunteers will part as volunteers will Ladysmith Family and go out into the streets be cruising by to replace Friends program. Paterson anticipated of Ladysmith to string storefront bulbs. “If the business people the workbee would end up lights in trees along F i r s t Av e n u e , B o b are there to make sure around 1:30 p.m. “A lot depends on Stuart Park, Dogwood their lights are on, the fire department as well the weather and a lot and Roberts Street. “We need volunteers as the folks from Hydro depends on the numon the ground, that’s and Davey tree will be ber of volunteers,� he the important part, for there to help make their said. “If we get more doing the trees in Bob buildings look brighter,� volunteers, it gets done quicker and people Stuart Park,� said Duck Paterson said. T h e w o r k b e e i s have a lot more fun.� Paterson, one of the For additional inforFestival’s organizers. scheduled rain or shine. “We like making that Volunteers only need mation, call 250-245really shine, because bring themselves, their 5888 or 250-245-2263 or it’s the entrance to the friends, and a pair of visit www.ladysmithfol. gloves, if desired. com. community.�

Both were taken out Quoted in the Chronicle of service immediately. “We want to eliminate the gas.� Friesenhan said in the ATADs, solids sit Joe Friesenhan, Public Works director for a week to get the temperatures to a level of phasing out its made process. The purchase that kills pathogens. “It kills the pathogens in Ladysmith compost- was to come later in so that it’s safe to use ing as the Cowichan the process, but counfor compost,� said Valley Regional District cil approved doing it makes its own facility now. Friesenhan. Friesenhan said the Public works is left to handle biosolids with one large, square from throughout the $500,000 price tag is a high estimate but is ATAD, but it is a little district. That should take the amount remaining more work to use, said a couple of years, in a grant the town Friesenhan. Once the pathogen- Friesenhan said, add- received. There is also a $50,000 kill has been complet- ing the public works ed, Friesenhan said the facility is the wrong price tag to use sodium hypochlorite instead of solids are pumped to place to have it. In the meantime, the chlorine gas. the de-watering build“We want to elimiing to get as much Town of Ladysmith is water out as possible. looking at sending its nate the gas,� said “That goes back into biosolids to a facility Friesenhan, noting the sodium hyochlorite is the system and goes in Comox. However, the facility safer than chlorine gas through a treatment requires the solids be for staff and the town. process again.� The switch from The solids left over dewatered to 22 per are brought up to the cent. Currently the gas will happen by public works yard and town achieves a level the end of the year, mixed with woodchips of around 15 per cent. Friesenhan said, and The town has had to he hopes a tender for and grass to make push ahead the pur- the purchasing will go compost. Friesenhan said the chase of a centrifuge out in the next couple town is in the process for the dewatering of weeks.

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Opinion Stay active, stay ahead


YOUR WORDS “We want them to be in a safe, supportive and respectful environment where they are given the opportunity to learn.” Karen Fediuk, Page 5


hen we first started planning for our Prime Magazine, geared for a 55 + crowd, we made the decision to not just highlight the risks and concerns of growing older, but to pay more attention to how seniors are

staying active. What we found was staggering. We found enough activities to keep even the youngest person busy. It’s no secret that the Cowichan Valley is a very popular place to retire. Speaking about some of the risks, they are still there and do need attention. There are a lot of great things about being in that 55+ age bracket, but it also comes with challenges. Infections such as flu and colds are harder to shake, Alzheimer’s disease is a frightening possibility and there always seems to be some unscrupulous scammer looking to take advantage of a senior’s goodwill and faith in humanity. However, as many seniors and advocates pointed out, the best way to stay ahead of those challenges is to stay active and social. And there are plenty of opportunities for that in the Cowichan Valley. Most refreshing has been the open, helping attitudes of the seniors’ community. Don’t know to how play golf, they can teach you. Mixed feelings about majong? Someone will walk you through every tile. Whatever it will take to get people out, active and involved, the local senior community will do it. Still not sure, take a look in this week’s issue of the Chronicle to find your copy of Prime or stop by the office to pick one up.

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s part of the Stu”ate Lelum Secondary School Co-op p r o g r a m , Sherry Bezanson approximately 20 youth Ladysmith Arts Council chose to spend five months in the pottery studio of art- increased problem solving ists Josee and Vic Duffhues abilities, are more autonoon Shell Beach Road. The mous learners and have students came in twice a improved memory skills. If week, for two hours. In having fun and feeling eneraddition, other students gized weren’t enough of a from First Nation Art 12 reason to pursue the arts, and other art classes from this is a fairly convincing list Stu”ate Lelum took the of positive consequences. classes as well. The result- Inspiring youth to expand ing merging of cultures, the their artistic natures is a Salish inspired tiles, were win-win for all. displayed on the feature wall The Co-op program was at the Emergence Students’ established to create partShow during September nerships in the community at the Waterfront Gallery. between school and the The show’s intention was community to help youth to acknowledge and fur- explore careers and skills ther encourage youth of all and earn credits toward ages to keep painting, carv- graduation. JoVic Pottery ing, drawing, sculpting and starts with an impressive showroom and gallery of tiling. Research indicates that completed projects – stoneschools that foster art pro- ware, raku, and collectible grams produce students pottery art. Entering the who have better socializa- studio space, where the tion skills, attend school real work is done, one is more regularly, are more visually grabbed. White motivated to learn, show clay dust invades every

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surface – buckets of glaze, garbag cans, ware carts, garbage pug the pugmill, and shelves of w green ware. The kiln room houses two huge kilns. 16 tiles done by the The 168 Stu”ate Lelum students are captivating. Vic Duffhues talks about the ease and fun of having the students working in their studio. His excitement of being part of the tile project, that combines pottery with traditional Salish designs, is obvious. He explains that some of the tile designs were from traditional Salish designs, while others were original by the student, done in the traditional way. The colours on the four by four inch tiles are muted, like beach washed blends from the natural world. The designs include salmon, orca, beaver, hummingbird, eagle, frog, the sun and moon, raven bear and canoes. Sisters Marina and Tianna Gibson, age 20 and 16, were two of the students engaged in this project. They both expressed their pleasure of being involved.

“I loved it, I loved how we could use our traditional Coast Salish designs on the tiles. Vic and Josee were really nice, awesome, they had so much patience and the classes went really well. I adore them”, effuses Marina Gibson. “Yes!” agrees Tianna. “We call them auntie and uncle now, they really made learning pottery exciting and fun. I used a half sun, half moon Salish design that my uncle taught me.” Both Marina and Tianna and other Stu”ate Lelum students went on the bus to see the Emergence Show. They said it was really exciting to see their art on the wall. Len Merriman, Principal Stu”ate Lelum Secondary School, said the tiles will be displayed at the new Stzuminus Secondary School presently being built on Shell Beach Road. He said the tiles would be inlaid with boulders in the outdoor classroom with a plaque honoring the gift of the tiles from the current students to the new school.

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My first glimpse of B.C.’s care system for developmentally disabled people was as a teen in the early 1970s. My grandfather brought me to his workplace, Tranquille “school.” The Kamloops institution that began life as a tuberculosis sanitorium in 1907 was by then converted to warehouse a different group of society’s outcasts. Ambulatory inmate-patients wearing locked-on football helmets wandered the courtyard of a sprawling prison-hospital complex that featured its own fire station. Tranquille would hit the headlines a decade later, when Human Resources Minister Grace McCarthy announced that she was enacting a plan, years in the making, to close such places. Tranquille, with 323 inmate-patients and 675 staff, would be first. SUBMITTED PHOTO A 1983 newspaper report captured the mood: “Mentally retarded persons Wendy Chapman sent us this stellar shot of the Mother Goose participants taking part in the Great BC Shakeout on in institutions must not be ‘dumped Oct. 20 at the Ladysmith Resources Centre. Send your photos to back on the doorstep of their natural families’ when these institutions abilities now live much longer, to the new or increased service eliminated, are closed, the executive director of point where some develop dementia apparently without any efficiency moves. the B.C. Association for the Mentally as well. All this is on top of the many previIt wants an “independent review” of Editor, Retarded warned Monday.” The B.C. Government Employees’ ously independent seniors develop- CLBC followed by a full-time inde- North Oyster badly needs a new firehall. The existing hall is Union began an occupation of ing dementia and other disabling pendent advocate for developmen- unsafe, and ready to collapse at the first tremor. tally disabled people. Tranquille buildings the next day, conditions at an accelerating rate. Stephanie Cadieux, the latest minCadieux says CLBC’s internal ser- Unfortunately, Area H Director Mary Marcotte still hasn’t expelling managers. learned to not surprise the voters. The sit-in lasted three weeks, ister of what is now called Social vice quality advocate has a high suc- First, while the referendum will only borrow $3,030,000, the joined by Tranquille’s 120 psychi- Development, has asked for a multi- cess rate resolving family complaints. taxpayers are being asked to pay back $240,000 a year for 20 atric nurses, before staff agreed ministry examination of the adult A toll-free line has been set up to years, or $4,800,000. That’s quite a difference. to work on the system that would care agency, Community Living B.C. direct service issues to a new client Second, Marcotte is asking the owner of each parcel of land, As CLBC’s budget rises past $710 support group. replace it a year later. whatever its size, whatever its assessment, to pay exactly the On Friday Cadieux announced that Some patients did go back to their million, there are services from the same amount. Each landowner will pay $248.96 more each year families, with support services. And health and children and families a bonus program for CLBC manage- for 20 years, or $4,979.20 in total no matter what our property ministries going to disabled people ment has been terminated. “In a today B.C. has a network of 700 group people-first organization like CLBC, is worth. homes, essentially smaller institu- as well. Turning down this referendum is not something I’m going to The political focus has been on an incentive plan based on targets tions. Their province-wide union do lightly. The firefighters need the hall. And I don’t want to see contract was just renewed under the CLBC’s closure of 65 group homes and measures is, quite simply, not a six -month delay (according to Marcotte) while we organize appropriate,” said a statement from with only 200 residents, and its push B.C. government’s “net zero” wage another referendum. mandate, with an additional $18 mil- for adult adoptions rather than insti- the ministry. But taxes need to be based on ability to pay. And large indusNo targets or measures. As Premier lion to enroll employees in dozens tutions with shift workers. This is trial operations like Fortis Gas (formerly Terasen Gas) shouldn’t of contracted agencies to a pension true “community living” that should Christy Clark was recently reminded be able to escape an assessment based tax while we ask seniors on health care, even talk of defined be established where practical, with plan for municipal employees. on fixed income to pay a parcel tax. cost control is too politically risky. Lobbying and court action have appropriate inspections. I’m going to vote NO. But I’ll vote YES when the next referTom Fletcher is legislative reporter The NDP wants a moratorium on forced expansion of provincial serendum is based on the standard assessment process. vices to those diagnosed with autism group home closures, even if they’re and columnist for Black Press and Robert Smits Contact him decrepit or mostly empty. It wants and fetal alcohol conditions. People Ladysmith with Down syndrome and other dis- a backlog of 2,800 applications for

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NOTICE OF PROPOSED LEASE NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that the Town of Ladysmith intends to lease a property situated at: 610 & 630 Second Avenue, on land described as Lot B; Block B; Plan 6460; District Lot 56; Land District 43 to the Ladysmith Resources Centre Association. This lease will provide for space related to the day-to-day activities of the Ladysmith Resources Centre, operated by the Ladysmith Resources Centre Association (LRCA). The objective of the Town and the Ladysmith Resources Centre Association is to provide a community space where children, youth, parents, adults and seniors can participate in LRCA programs in relation to parenting, youth at risk, families, food security, counselling, literacy, seniors, victims’ services, computer and internet access, and other matters. The property will be leased to the Ladysmith Resources Centre Association for a term of five (5) years for the sum of $10.00 a year, with an option to renew for seven additional five year terms. The Ladysmith Resources Centre Association will also contribute their share of Operating Costs. Further, the Town will pay $363,000 as the LRCA’s Share of the Capital Contingency and Replacement Plan as laid out in Schedule C of the lease document, in recognition of the LRCA’s capital contribution to the construction of the building. As of the date the Town has paid this contribution, the LRCA will pay its share of the Capital Contingency and Replacement Plan. The above lease may be inspected at City Hall, 410 Esplanade, Ladysmith, British Columbia from November 1 through November 15, inclusive, during office hours (9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.) Monday to Friday, except weekends and statutory holidays. Requests for further information or questions of clarification may be directed to Sandy Bowden, Director of Corporate Services at 250.245.6404 (


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Since before the 1940s, the Ladysmith Ambassador program has enriched the lives of young women in the community. This year, that custom continues with 16 program participants who, during the next five months, will be engaged in local events, and participate in skill building activities. Program co-ordinator Lauri Virtanen has been involved with the Ambassador program for seven years. “It helps them to have a better understanding of the community and to get into that volunteer spirit,” she said. “It’s not a beauty pageant. It gives them that confidence when they go for job interviews, sometimes it makes them step outside the box and try something

they didn’t think they’d ever do and leads them onto another path.” The Ladysmith Ambassador program is open to all girls ages 16 to 19 and runs from September to April. During that time the girls are sponsored by local businesses and clubs to participate in valuable programs like Toastmasters, and spend dozens of hours 2011 reigning ambassadors Geordana Clint, Madeline in community service. Tremblay, and Amber Brown cut the Canada Day cake FILE PHOTO At the end of the pro- with councillor Jill Dashwood on July 1. gram, three partici- k n o w l e d g e o f w h o Each of the 16 potenpants are chosen as they are. The girls are tial ambassadors will ambassadors, and will judged on poise, talent, walk the runway in not only go on to rep- speech, and through a everything from prom resent Ladysmith for one-on-one interview. dresses to PJ’s to thrift the following year but “They’re looking for store duds. receive a $650 bursary, someone who they feel “It’s just a fun night made possible by the will be a great repre- for the girls to get out, Ladysmith and District sentative to the town there’s no judging,” Credit Union. of Ladysmith, someone Virtanen said. Virtanen said pro- they feel is genuine,” The fashion show gram organizers are Virtanen said. takes place 7:30 p.m. hoping to one day The ambassadors will at St. Mary’s Church. offer a $1,000 bursary. hold their annual fall Tickets are $10 and The ambassadors are fashion show on Nov. can be picked up from chosen by a commit- 8 to raise money for t h e c a n d i d a t e s o r tee that has no prior the program. Grants Jewelers.


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I never thought I would have such a good time with male ‘locker talk’, but this is one fine, fun production. The opening night audience never stopped laughing. At There are only five more performances of The Good Game, from November 2-6. All shows start at 8 p.m. except one moment I realized for Sunday, a matinee, at 2 p.m. For tickets, call 250-924-0658. PHOTO SUBMITTED I was shaking, trying It is so much fun to and authentic framed Mike Cooper is the McLean, is back to do a to hold in the laughter, because I didn’t want aggressively raw goalie radio documentary on be in an audience that print of former Vanworking on his seventh the return of the team. is having a great time, couver Canuck player to miss a single word. BC playwright Roy wife. He’s a hopeless She and Zack once had constantly exploding in and coach Orland Kurtenbach for raffle Te e d ’s T h e G o o d romantic, all gooey as terrific chemistry, and delighted laughter. You’ll be sorry if you at the theatre. There Game presented by he reveals boundless though she has reached is also a director’s the Ladysmith Players optimism in his puppy star status and respect- miss this. warning of coarse ability, the men cannot EDITOR’S NOTE: is the hottest show this love for his latest. language. Pinky the French resist becoming insen- There will be a signed season. Not only does the set Canadian is played sitive cavemen around ring true, and the char- authentically by Alan her. Set into the side of acters ring true, but Watt. He is big and magyour ears ring with the nanimous and mature, the stage is the control semi-authentic banter but easily returns to his booth for the radio immature competitive station. Gordon Ray of the locker room. plays the puffed up After 30 years, the former self. CJ, the nastiest little Don Cherry-type older three-time champion Nestor Newtons have goon in the league, is announcer to Dave assembled from vari- played with ferocious E h r i s m a n n ’s l o c a l ous parts of the country elegance and finesse shock jock. We genuinely cared to play a charity game by Mort Paul. CJ reapagainst a new enemy: pears as a cultured, for these very human the present team of pretentious, author characters. The wellyoung, up-and-coming with copies of his book structured play moves for his dumbfounded, us rapidly toward the champions. A s t h e o l d t e a m teammates. He tells climax and the loving changes into their them they will win this realism is balanced hockey gear, (in itself a time, not through brute with a deft comedic hilarious comic romp), force but instead with style and sometimes wild stage business. the layers are meta- elegance and finesse. This is ensemble actSamantha Brown, a phorically and literally, stripped away with celebrity reporter, skill- ing at its best, the entire their quick, raw wit. fully and with great cast is strong and wonThese men are not only energy played by Sherri derfully balanced. has-beens but also well over-the-hill. Torry Clark plays Zack the all-star captain whose hockey career abruptly ended, betrayed by his knees.

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An awards ceremony and gala is being held Saturday, Nov. 5 at the Ladysmith Waterfront Gallery to announce and celebrate the winners of the 2011 MidIsland Photo Expo. The Expo, an Islandwide photography competition organized by the Ladysmith Camera Club, accepts entries a c r o s s Va n c o u v e r Island and the Gulf Islands in an effort to promote education, application and appreciation of the art form. According to club treasurer Brad Grigor, the 316 entries (up 60 per cent from last year due to the expanding of the qualifying communities) have been narrowed down to 82. Today (Nov. 1), judges Dirk Heydemann, Ed Wiebe, and Allen Bargen will have the difficult choice of narrowing the 82 selections down to seven, with

the eighth, a people’s choice award, selected during the gala. Those winners will share cash and prizes totaling more than $4,000, thanks in part to increased sponsorship of this year’s contest. “That’s a lot of opportunity for the finalists to win a prize, it’s almost one in 10 chances. It’s going to be a difficult final decision,” Grigor said. The submissions range from landscapes to portraits, and some interesting compositions. This year’s categories were black and white, and colour. They will hang at the Wa t e r f r o n t G a l l e r y from Nov. 2 to 30. “The quality level is very high, especially compared to last year,” Grigor said. “We’ve upped the stakes and the photographers have really responded. I can see that some have gone out and worked very hard to compose

their photographs.” “Some of the images are very compelling, highly emotional and in some cases, kind of disturbing too.” The MIPE gala and awards ceremony starts at 7 p.m. and is open to the public. Grigor said photographers of all levels will not want to miss it. “It’s going to be a good exhibition for those who like to see the best in photography,” he said. “People are going to be inspired and it’s a great way to learn.” The Ladysmith Camera Club will hold a club meeting at the Waterfront Gallery on Nov. 22, at 7 p.m. Participants will be able to study the images, and hear and discuss the comments from the judging process leading to the final winning selections, Grigor said. Everyone is invited to attend this special meeting and the normal guest drop-in fee will be waived.

Thank you on behalf of the Ladysmith Chamber of Commerce Thank you to all who joined us for an evening of fun gambling, silent/live auction, food and drinks A huge thank you to the Chamber Directors who coordinated the event, Linda Donohue, Rhonda Shirley and Kathy Holmes and staff and to the following people who so generously gave their time in volunteering for the evening: • Helena Bowen, our master of ceremonies for the evening • Larry Adair • Nancy Howitt • Stacey Anderson • Zack Richmond • Lynda Diamond • Ed Shirley • Teddy McRae • Ladysmith Kinsmen Club • Al Donohue • Talia Hemingway • Grace Hayden-Luck Our apologies if we missed anyone Casino generously sponsored by

Grand prize of a round trip in economy class for 2 passengers, for travel between Vancouver and Jasper donated by: We would also like to thank the following Ladysmith businesses for the fabulous food they provided for the Night in Vegas Casino Fundraiser. Please support them as they generously supported our event. • Roberts Street Pizza • The Printingdun Beanery • Ricky’s All Day Grill • Old Town Bakery • In the Bean Time / Gulf Island Roasting Company • Gryphon’s Lair • Cottonwood Golf Course • Ladysmith and Area B&B’s • Bouma Meats We would like to thank everyone who contributed to make our fundraising event so successful.



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Questioning the candidates on — Growth in Ladysmith: The Chronicle asks: How would you promote responsible growth in Ladysmith?


Steve Arnett Significant progress was made when UBCM conference unanimously November 19 endorsed our sponsored resolution on 2011 public ownership, control and protecdecisions for the future, will help give An official community plan (OCP) tion of municipal watersheds in BC. and development guidelines that supDuring the last term we made demon- the ‘bigger picture’ more depth. Bill Drysdale port that vision can give residents constrable, responsible progress on affordTo promote responsible growth in fidence that the qualities they like about able housing, social diversity, green space, parks and sustainable economic Ladysmith one first has to ask the right Ladysmith are protected and enhanced. development within the context of pres- questions. Why do we need the devel- Developers like certainty, and underopment; what net benefit will it bring standing what the community wants to ervation of the natural world. A new bylaw allowing secondary suites, our town? Will the “new” development achieve assists them in tailoring a projrezoned town land in order to relo- bring in sufficient tax revenue to offset ect that aligns with those goals. Rob Hutchins cate the 40+ seniors evicted from the costs for maintenance of the additional We have a wonderful, unique commuold privately owned Ivy Green mobile infrastructure such as water and sewer, home park, revision of DCC rates that street lights, snowploughing, etc? A res- nity that deserves to be preserved and languished for 10 years with an eye to idential development will further crowd enhanced. In 2008/2009, six hundred residents the town’s future infrastructure needs, our schools; what is our plan to mitideveloping Lot 108’s turf field for the gate that? Council knows that a large participated (in person or online) in a town’s 400 plus youth soccer play- number of people are on fixed income series of eight community workshops ers, winning a provincial award for and are unable to accommodate a large on responsible growth. I would continue Ladysmith as the most ‘Small Business tax increase. We must therefore do our to work to ensure the values, principles, Friendly’ community in our region and homework before facilitating appropri- and guidelines found in the Ladysmith Visioning Report are honoured. creating a community marina to ensure ate growth in Ladysmith. Regan Grill I would be vigilant that bylaws govpublic access to our waterfront forever Growth can be a welcome opportunity erning development are up to date and are the result. for any municipality. It has the potential reflect best ‘Smart Growth’ practices. I David Brown Responsible growth for Ladysmith to create jobs, attract investment, and would continue to strive to provide adewould be development that enhances improve quality of life. However, ethi- quate resources to the Town Planning the character of Ladysmith and main- cal management, careful planning, and Department and ensure the citizen advisory committees such as the Advisory tains the ambiance of the neighbour- accountability are required. Responsible growth is best achieved Planning Commission and the Advisory hoods. We should encourage the infilling of by nurturing a delicate balance between Design Panel have adequate support. I would continue to work to build or existing residential areas, in order to an increasing population and the reduce urban sprawl. New develop- costs associated with that expansion. revitalize key infrastructure so it has the ments must incorporate environmen- Increasing urban density is one way to capacity to meet community needs. Duck Paterson tally friendly provisions such as; main- achieve this goal, as it adds greatly to Development, in my mind, can be taining natural vegetation, providing both community and economic stability. storm water controls and green building Studies have shown that urban inten- industrial, commercial and residential policies. All new development should sification is more cost-effective, and it and all three can be dealt with and be of have pathways and sidewalks to pro- is easier to service a larger number of great benefit to Ladysmith done right. people in a smaller area than to service We need to look at the community’s mote cycling and walking. As Ladysmith’s Official Community a smaller number of people in a larger vision, from the sessions three years ago and how the community sees itself. Plan was approved in 2003, it may be area. By cultivating collaborative relationWe can promote Ladysmith as a healthy beneficial to revisit the plan and confirm the proposed direction the town ships and fostering transparent commu- community with a real sense of pride nication with citizens, I would ensure a and involvement as well as a community should take. solid foundation for responsible growth that has a fairly high standard of where Jillian Dashwood it sees itself going and how it wants to Renewing our Official Community in Ladysmith. Gordon Horth get there. A community that values its Plan for Waterfront AND Downtown Responsible growth requires growth environment and its resources. provide the Documents that a town Development is inevitable ... so having looks to, in knowing the how, what, why to be in keeping with the community vision. Ladysmith has undertaken extena plan in place and procedures that will and where a community should advance. These two plans are due and need to sive work to articulate and validate fit the town and work for the developbe renewed. There is public process what residents want to see in the way of ment community can go a long way in involved as they are developed. Sound development and growth. The visioning helping to promote responsible develplans, respectfully implemented, refer- exercise in 2008/2009 describes what opment. I hope that we can encourage proper ring to the 2008 Visioning Document and we hope to achieve with growth: “Ladysmith will shape future growth development, as defined in the visionincluding a vision to future generations are necessary for responsible growth. into the downtown as well as new com- ing sessions, so that our community Along with that, making sure the eco- pact, clustered, mixed-use village areas. remains viable, sustainable and affordnomic development and environment These village areas will have increased able. We need to look at our business comcommissions have ‘teeth’ and Chamber densities that support public transit and of Commerce as well as the Ladysmith local businesses. They will also have a munity and ways that we can help them Downtown Business Association are lis- development pattern that encourages to continue to be prosperous. We need to look at our neighbourtened to, while making growth/business walking and cycling....”

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hoods and work to keep them friendly, appealing and home to all our citizens. We need to look at our industrial area and how we can develop that so we can have jobs and futures for not just our young people but new residents as well. Responsible development is working towards making our town a whole community with pride in itself and in it’s future. Glenda Patterson Promoting responsible growth in Ladysmith is a huge issue and one that needs to be done with good solid decisions and responsibility. We must maintain the needs of the people today and for our future generations to come. Ladysmith is a great place to live and should be kept as such. Growth will always be on the agenda. Working together with the Economic Development Commission Committee is essential to have guidelines to facilitate development and affordable housing for seniors, multi-family and lower income housing for residents. The bottom line is with this scenario realistically with any development, how will it affect our taxes and preserve our parks? Bruce Whittington Ladysmith should continue to promote reasonable growth by maintaining competitive Development Cost Charges and tax rates that are reasonable to support the services the community needs. Keeping that growth “responsible” means ensuring that it happens in a way that is environmentally, economically and socially sustainable. We can achieve this using and improving our system of bylaws, but also by continuing to provide incentives such as our reduced DCCs for certain communityfriendly proposals. The town must also, in cooperation with the Chamber of Commerce and the Ladysmith Downtown Business Association, continue to encourage appropriate businesses to establish in Ladsymith, and to foster a culture of supporting local business.

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Dawn to Dusk Rotary Fashion show

Biting into the beefcake The second Dawn to Dusk men’s fashion show entertained audiences at St. Mary’s Catholic Church Friday night as local rotarians took to the runway to raise money for the Ladysmith Rotary Club. In addition to a dinner and silent and live auction, participants also had a chance to bid on the models themselves after the show... PHOTOS BY NIOMI PEARSON

Clockwise from top left: John Surtees is shadowed by a blood-hungry fiend on the runway; Steve Shaw models a fine tux with a purple tie, then strikes a planted pose during the model auction, offering his gardening services up for bid. Disguised in a wig, John Surtees poses again during the model auction. The crowd got rowdiest when the shirts came off. Phil Myberg strutted his bare-chested self up the runway aafter showing the ladies what he’s made of. Finally, Michael Furlot confidently makes his way down the runway during the model auction at the end of the night.

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MILL BAY/MALAHAT HISTORICAL SOCIETY ANNUAL FINANCIAL CONTRIBUTION SERVICE REFERENDUM Quali¿ed electors of Electoral Area A – Mill Bay/Malahat will be voting on the following question: “Are you in favour of the Board of the CVRD adopting “CVRD Bylaw No. 3539 – Mill Bay/Malahat Historical Society Annual Financial Contribution Service Establishment Bylaw, 2011”, which would authorize the CVRD to provide the Mill Bay/Malahat Historical Society with an annual ¿nancial contribution of up to $15,000 per year to assist the Society with costs associated with the collection, preservation, restoration and presentation of historical artifacts and archives of Mill Bay/Malahat and the surrounding South Cowichan area with an estimated maximum cost to residential property owners (with a residential property assessed at $100,000) of $1.54 per annum”? YES or NO? TAKE NOTICE that the following is a synopsis of proposed Bylaw No. 3539, to which the question refers and that this synopsis is not intended to be and is not to be understood as an interpretation of the bylaw. This bylaw provides for the following: • establishing a service to provide an annual ¿nancial contribution to the Mill Bay/Malahat Historical Society of up to $15,000 to assist with costs associated with the collection, preservation, restoration and presentation of historical artifacts and archives of Mill Bay/Malahat and the surrounding South Cowichan area; • establishing the boundaries of the service area as the whole of Electoral Area A – Mill Bay/Malahat; and • annually requisitioning up to the greater of $.01686 per $1,000 of net taxable value of land and improvements within the service area or Fifteen Thousand Dollars ($15,000).

NORTH OYSTER FIRE HALLS DEBT REPAYMENT SERVICE AND LOAN AUTHORIZATION REFERENDUM Quali¿ed electors within a portion of Electoral Area H – North Oyster/Diamond will be voting on the following question: “Are you in favour of the Board of the CVRD adopting “CVRD Bylaw No. 3542 – North Oyster Fire Halls Debt Repayment Service Establishment Bylaw, 2011” and “CVRD Bylaw No. 3543 – North Oyster Fire Halls Construction Loan Authorization Bylaw, 2011”, which would authorize the CVRD to create a debt repayment service and borrow up to $3,030,000 for a 20 year period to ¿nance the design and construction of two Fire Halls to serve the North Oyster Fire Halls Debt Repayment Service Area within a portion of Electoral Area H – North Oyster/Diamond with a maximum requisition amount of $240,000 per year, which corresponds to an annual parcel tax of no more than $248.96.”? YES or NO? TAKE NOTICE that the following is a synopsis of proposed Bylaw Nos. 3542 and 3543, to which the question refers and that this synopsis is not intended to be and is not to be understood as an interpretation of the bylaw. These bylaws provide for the following: • establishing a service to create a debt repayment area within a portion of Electoral Area H – North Oyster/Diamond; • borrowing up to $3,030,000. for a 20 year period to ¿nance the design and construction of two Fire Halls; • annually requisitioning up to $240,000. per year, which corresponds to an annual parcel tax of no more than $248.96. Complete copies of Bylaw Nos.: 3539; 3542; and 3543 may be inspected at the Cowichan Valley Regional District Of¿ce at 175 Ingram Street in Duncan, during regular of¿ce hours, Monday to Friday, (excluding statutory holidays) from 8:00 am to 4:30 pm, or on the CVRD website at

SOUTH COWICHAN ECO DEPOT OPINION REFERENDUM Quali¿ed electors of Electoral Areas: A – Mill Bay/Malahat; B – Shawnigan Lake; and C – Cobble Hill will be voting on the following question: “Are you in favour of locating the South Cowichan Eco Depot recycling and household waste collection facility at 3224 Cameron Taggart Road?”

YES or NO?

GENERAL VOTING GENERAL VOTING DAY will be open to quali¿ed electors of the Cowichan Valley Regional District on Saturday, November 19, 2011, between the hours of 8:00 am and 8:00 pm, (except on Thetis Island), at the following locations: Electoral Area A – Mill Bay/Malahat

George Bonner School 3060 Cobble Hill Road, Mill Bay

Electoral Area B – Shawnigan Lake

Shawnigan Lake Community Centre 2804 Shawnigan Lake Road, Shawnigan Lake

Electoral Area C – Cobble Hill

Cobble Hill Community Hall 3550 Watson Road, Cobble Hill

Electoral Area H – North Oyster/Diamond

North Oyster Elementary School 13470 Cedar Road, Ladysmith

ADVANCE VOTING ADVANCE VOTING OPPORTUNITIES will be open at the Island Savings Centre located at 2687 James Street, Duncan, between the hours of 8:00 am and 8:00 pm, on Wednesday, November 9th and Tuesday, November 15th.

ELECTOR REGISTRATION If you are not on the list of electors, you may register at the time of voting by completing the required application form available at the voting place. To register, you must meet the following quali¿cations: • • • • •

18 years of age or older; Canadian citizen; resident of BC for at least 6 months immediately preceding voting day; resident of OR registered owner of real property in the electoral area in which you wish to register for at least 30 days immediately preceding voting day; and not otherwise disquali¿ed by law from voting.

Resident Electors must provide 2 pieces of identi¿cation (at least one with a signature). Picture identi¿cation is not necessary. The identi¿cation must prove both residency and identity. Non-resident property electors must produce 2 pieces of identi¿cation (at least one with a signature) to prove identity, proof that they are entitled to register in relation to the property (title certi¿cate), and, if applicable, written consent from any other property owners noted on title.

MAIL BALLOT VOTING Eligible voters within the electoral areas of the Cowichan Valley Regional District who: • would be unable to attend a voting place due to physical disability, illness or injury; or • reside on all Gulf Islands situated in Electoral Area G - Saltair/Gulf Islands except Thetis Island; or, • reside west of the E&N Land Grant located west of Cowichan Lake in Electoral Area F – Cowichan Lake South/Skutz Falls; or • expect to be absent from the Cowichan Valley Regional District on general voting day and at the times of all advance voting opportunities, may vote by mail. Applications for mail ballots may be arranged by contacting the CVRD Legislative Services Division at 250-746-2506 on regular business days between Wednesday, November 2, 2011 and 4:00 pm, Thursday, November 17, 2011, or online at with packages available November 9, 2011. Regular of¿ce hours are from 8:00 am to 4:30 pm, Monday to Friday, excluding Statutory Holidays. K. Harrison, Chief Election Of¿cer

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NOTICE OF ELECTION BY VOTING PUBLIC NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN to the electors of the Cowichan Valley Regional District and the Thetis Island Local Trust Area, that an election by voting is necessary to elect ONE DIRECTOR IN EACH ELECTORAL AREA and TWO TRUSTEES IN THE THETIS ISLAND LOCAL TRUST AREA, as listed below for a term commencing December 2011, and that the persons nominated as candidates and for whom votes will be received are:

DIRECTOR – One (1) to be elected in each Electoral Area ELECTORAL AREA A – MILL BAY/MALAHAT: Surname

Usual Name

Jurisdiction of Residence


Angela Balu Mike

Mill Bay/Malahat Mill Bay/Malahat Mill Bay/Malahat

November 19th voting at: George Bonner Middle School

3060 Cobble Hill Road, Mill Bay


Usual Name

Jurisdiction of Residence


Ken Roy Bruce Kelly

Shawnigan Lake Shawnigan Lake Shawnigan Lake Shawnigan Lake

November 19th voting at: Shawnigan Lake Community Centre

2804 Shawnigan Lake Road, Shawnigan Lake


Usual Name

Jurisdiction of Residence


Gerry Dara

Cobble Hill Cobble Hill

November 19th voting at: Cobble Hill Community Hall

3550 Watson Road, Cobble Hill


Usual Name

Jurisdiction of Residence


Greg Lori

Cowichan Bay Cowichan Bay

November 19th voting at: Bench Elementary School

1501 Cowichan Bay Road, Cowichan Bay


Usual Name

Jurisdiction of Residence


Klaus Pat

Youbou/Meade Creek Youbou/Meade Creek

November 19th voting at: Youbou Community Hall


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ISLANDS TRUST TRUSTEE – Two (2) to be elected Surname

Usual Name

Jurisdiction of Residence


Stephanie Sue Peter

Thetis Island Thetis Island Thetis Island

November 19th voting at: Chemainus Elementary Community School Forbes Community Hall

3172 Garner Street, Chemainus 292 Mission Road, Thetis Island (9 am – 8 pm)

GENERAL VOTING GENERAL VOTING DAY will be open to qualiÂżed electors of the Cowichan Valley Regional District on Saturday, November 19, 2011, between the hours of 8:00 am and 8:00 pm, (except on Thetis Island), at the locations noted above.

ADVANCE VOTING ADVANCE VOTING OPPORTUNITIES will be open at the Island Savings Centre located at 2687 James Street, Duncan, between the hours of 8:00 am and 8:00 pm, on Wednesday, November 9th and Tuesday, November 15th.

SPECIAL VOTING A SPECIAL VOTING OPPORTUNITY will be held at Forbes Community Hall located at 292 Mission Road, on Thetis Island between the hours of 9:00 am and 8:00 pm, on Saturday, November 19th for eligible electors of Electoral Area G – Saltair/Gulf Islands and the Thetis Island Local Trust Area.


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If you are not on the list of electors, you may register at the time of voting by completing the required application form available at the voting place. To register, you must meet the following quali¿cations: • 18 years of age or older; • Canadian citizen; • resident of BC for at least 6 months immediately preceding voting day; • resident of OR registered owner of real property in the electoral area in which you wish to register for at least 30 days immediately preceding voting day; and • not otherwise disquali¿ed by law from voting. Resident Electors must provide 2 pieces of identi¿cation (at least one with a signature). Picture identi¿cation is not necessary. The identi¿cation must prove both residency and identity.


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MAIL BALLOT VOTING Eligible voters within the electoral areas of the Cowichan Valley Regional District who: • would be unable to attend a voting place due to physical disability, illness or injury; or • reside on all Gulf Islands situated in Electoral Area G - Saltair/Gulf Islands except Thetis Island; or, • reside west of the E&N Land Grant located west of Cowichan Lake in Electoral Area F – Cowichan Lake South/Skutz Falls; or • expect to be absent from the Cowichan Valley Regional District on general voting day and at the times of all advance voting opportunities, may vote by mail. Applications for mail ballots may be arranged by contacting the CVRD Legislative Services Division at 250-746-2506 on regular business days between Wednesday, November 2, 2011 and 4:00 pm, Thursday, November 17, 2011, or online at with packages available November 9, 2011. Regular of¿ce hours are from 8:00 am to 4:30 pm, Monday to Friday, excluding Statutory Holidays. K. Harrison, Chief Election Of¿cer

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Benefit concert to aid refugees

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This Sunday, local music enthusiasts will sing to send Syrian refugees to safety in Canada. The Refugee Benefit, being held at Ladysmith First United Church, will aid a local group’s effort to sponsor a family of three to come to Canada. Organizers say that with the recent unrest in the country, it could be a matter of life and death for Yousif, his wife Noor and son Mohammad. Proceeds from the concert will go towards the $23,000 they are COURTESY SID AND LENA raising to get the job done. Sid Johnson and Lena Birtwistle will join other local talent in a benefit concert Bob and Joan Mair, aimed at bringing a refugee family to Ladysmith. concert organizers, said the concert became port from the church Him Home’ from Les is going to be singing the result of a monthly and coffee house per- Miserables. Headlining a song in English, but the concert will be local he’s also going to be open mic session at formers. The concert begins at artists Lena Birtwhistle, singing a Korean song.” the Hardwick Coffee 2:30 p.m. and will fea- Sid Johnson and Evan “There’s something for House. everybody.” “I emcee that, and ture a variety of music Miller. “I would call it a medThe Refugee Benefit that’s really where the styles. K i m Te h w i l l p e r- ley because it’s all dif- concert takes place idea came from to put on a concert for this form ‘Where Have all ferent types of singing Nov. 6 at the Ladysmith refugee situation,” Bob the Flowers Gone’ and and songs,” Joan said. U n i t e d C h u r c h . ‘Hallelujah’ while Alan “For instance, the min- Admission is by donasaid. “It had immediate sup- Lomax will sing ‘Bring ister from the church tion.


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Young eyes need proper visual stimulation in order for mature vision to develop. For this to happen, both eyes need clear images of the world to focus on the retina and then be transmitted to the visual cortex of the brain. Dr. Anita Voisin Amblyopia, also known as “lazy eye,” is a condition that occurs when vision in one eye is reduced, because the eye and the brain are not working together properly during critical periods of development.

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The visual cortex develops dramatically in babies and young children, and it continues to develop throughout the first decade of life. Anything that interferes with a normal image on the retina during this time can lead to amblyopia. Good eyesight needs a clear, focused image that is the same in both eyes. But if the two images are significantly different from one another, the brain cannot combine them, and the vision pathways won’t develop properly. This often leads to a permanent reduction in vision if not treated during the critical development period from birth to seven years of age. Amblyopia is the most widespread cause of reduced vision in children. It is estimated that three percent of children under six have some form of amblyopia. It has many causes but most often results from strabismus (crossed eyes) or when there is a large difference in the prescription between the two eyes. It can also occur when something is interfering with the clarity of the various components of the eye such as a congenital cataract.

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Amblyopia is often without symptoms, although sometimes a child will close one eye or squint when focusing on an object. Since amblyopia often occurs in one eye and young children don’t know what optimal vision is like, most will not complain of any visual problems. Children that are old enough to vocalize may complain of eye fatigue or headaches. The key to restoring proper vision is through early diagnosis and treatment. Amblyopia can be treated fairly successfully between the ages of two and seven, but the success decreases with age. Because there are several causes of amblyopia, the method of treatment must match the problem. Treatment first involves correcting the underlying problem. This often involves glasses for improved focusing or misalignment of the eyes, or possibly strabismus surgery to straighten the muscles in the eyes if non-surgical means are unsuccessful. Following the correction of the underlying cause, treatment for amblyopia involves getting the child to use the weaker eye. In most cases, the ideal method is to place a patch over the stronger eye, thereby forcing the amblyopic eye to do all the work. Patching is an effective method that can significantly restore vision loss. Adhering to a strict patching schedule recommended by your eye care practitioner is essential for optimal results; it continues until the vision in the amblyopic eye can no longer be improved. Once the eye care practitioner confirms that vision is close to equal in both eyes, he or she may reduce the patching to part-time use or to alternating patching of both eyes. The entire process can last anywhere from a few weeks to months to years. It is important to watch closely for signs of recurrence once the patch treatment is discontinued. An alternative to patching is the use of atropine drops to blur the vision of the good eye in order to force the weaker one to work. Regular eye examinations are essential to prevent vision loss. It is relatively easy to overlook poor visual function in a young child, so routine testing of eyes is necessary before age three. Early detection of the problems that may lead to amblyopia can prevent it, and in most cases, treating amblyopia before the eyes are fully developed can reverse the condition. If not treated early enough, an amblyopic eye may never develop good vision and may even become functionally blind.


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The Vancouver Island University Mariners men’s soccer team came home with first place from the PACWEST provincial championships in Kelowna last weekend. Ladysmith player Chris Arnett (third from left) and his teammates will now defend their national title in Quebec November 8-12.


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Eight Ladysmith hockey players are travelling around Europe on a once-in-a-lifetime tour. Matthew Peterson

The two teams play various teams of differing skill levels A group of close to in Austria, Italy and 30 Cowichan Valley maybe Slovenia. The hockey players are in toughest opponent Europe testing their they’ve played, he hockey skills on an said, was of junior A calibre. international level. Keith Mazurenko is “We played a Division one of around eight three team the one Ladysmith guys on time we went but that the trip. He said the is kind of the exceptwo teams of guys go t i o n . T h e y ’ r e t o o over every couple of young and too fast for years and the trip is us guys.” organized by a hock- This is Mazurenko’s ey player who used to s e c o n d t r i p t o play professionally in Europe. “It was fantastic,” said Villach, Austria. THE CHRONICLE

Mazurenko of the first trip. “You get treated like royalty over there. It’s a beautiful place and there are a lot of real nice places to play hockey.” Mazurenko said he is looking forward to the ice time. “We get to play on outdoor rinks up in the mountains in Northern Italy.” “ I t ’s a o n c e - i n - a lifetime deal,” said Mazurenko, noting the trip organizer is considering putting a halt to the trips.

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HOME/BUSINESS SERVICES ELECTRICAL 1A ELECTRICIAN, licenced, bonded, Small Jobs Specialist, panel upgrades and renos. All work guaranteed since 1989. Rob at 250-732-PLUG (7584).

HANDYPERSONS MY HANDYMAN! Home, Marine, general repairs, carpentry. Fair, reliable, responsible. Insured. Ref’s. Cowichan to Nanaimo. Norm 250-714-6654


FINANCIAL SERVICES $10 MILLION AVAILABLE for Land Purchase/Development and Joint Ventures. Management Consulting and Business Plan services. Call 1-866-402-6464.

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

MOVING & STORAGE 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.


WELDERS WANTED. Journeyman 2nd and 3rd year apprentices with tank manufacturing experience. Automated Tank Manufacturing Inc. Located in Kitscoty, Alberta. 20km West of Lloydminster is looking for 15 individuals that want long term employment and a secure paycheque. Journey wages $33. $37.50/hour. Wages for apprentices based on hours and qualifications. Benefits, training programs, full insurance package 100% paid by company, savings plan for retirement, profit sharing bonus. Join a winning team. Send resume to: or fax 780-846-2241. Phone interview will be set up after receiving resume.

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


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TELEPHONE SERVICES A PHONE Disconnected? We Can Help. Best Rates. Speedy Connections. Great Long Distance. Everyone Approved. Call Today. 1-877-852-1122. Protel Reconnect.

If you are interested in this position, contact John DeLeeuw PO Box 430, Ladysmith, BC V9G 1A3 or by Nov. 4, 2011.


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.

SMALL DEEP freeze, $150, Maytag SxS fridge, $350, white 24” fridge, $150, almond 13 cuft fridge, $200, white 30” range $150, white 30” self clean con range, $250, 30” almond self cleaning range, $150. Washer dryer sets $200-$350. Washers $150$250, Apt size stacking washer & dryer $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.

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.


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.

DO-IT-YOURSELF Steel Buildings, priced to clear, make an Offer! Ask about Free Delivery, most areas! Call for Quick Quote and Free Brochure,1-800-668-5111 ext 170 For Sale: assorted shop tools and wine making equipment. Call 250-245-0247. HOT TUB (SPA) COVERS. Best price. Best quality. All shapes & colours available. 1-866-652-6837 SAWMILLS FROM only $3997 - Make money & Save money with your own bandmill - Cut lumber any dimension. In stock ready to ship. Free Info & DVD: 1-800-566-6899 Ext:400OT.

REAL ESTATE FOR SALE BY OWNER BRAND NEW CUSTOM BUILT HOME Brand new 1870sqft, 3 bedrooms plus den, 3 bathrooms, custom built with roughed in inlaw suite. Beautiful hardwood floors, new stainless steel kitchen appliances, front load washer and dryer, built in vacuum and heat pump. Located in South Nanaimo, 10 minutes north of Ladysmith, overlooking coastal mountains and golf course. Close to elementary school, shopping, airport and ferry. 1604 Thatcher Road, Nanaimo. Net hst included in price. Call (250) 754-1774



The successful candidate will have completed all courses to hold a Nominee Insurance license as well as related experience within the industry.

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The Insurance Manager is responsible for managing the overall operation of the Insurance Services division and will have extensive knowledge of ICBC, personal lines, and commercial lines. Experience with ICBC Driver Services is also preferred.

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.



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MISCELLANEOUS FOR SALE BUILDING SALE... Final clearance. “Rock Bottom Prices” 25 x 40 x 12 $7350. 30 x 60 x 15 $12,700. 35 x 70 x 16 $15,990. 40 x 80 x 16 $20,990. 47 x 100 x 18 $25,800. 60 x 140 x 20 $50,600. End walls included, doors optional. Pioneer Steel 1-800-668-5422.

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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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CLUES ACROSS 1. Wooden strip 5. Adolph S. ____, NY Times 9. Divine Egyptian beetle 11. Revolve 13. Indelible skin marks 15. President Lyndon 16. Ethiopia 17. Ice hockey equipment 19. Possessed 20. Ecclesiastical you 22. Satiate 23. Indium Tin Oxide 24. Stray 25. Belong to he 26. Without (French) 28. Satiny finished cotton fabric 31. Tennis player Bjorn 32. Impudence 33. Segregating operation 34. Scottish tax 35. Progenies 37. Face covering 38. Superior grade wine 39. Member of Congress (abbr.) 41. Man-child 42. Land frog 43. A university in Connecticut 45. Feline 46. Montana herb used on bruises 49. Shellac ingredient 50. Seed of anise 53. Day of rest and worship 55. State of being rejected 56. An island in the W Pacific 57. Mother of the Celtic fairies

OTHER AREAS ARIZONA BUILDING Lots! 50% OFF! 15, AAA+ View Lots. $0 Down! Starting $99/mo! Guaranteed Financing! Near Tucson’s Int’l Airport Call 1-800-659-9957 Mention Code 7.

RENTALS APARTMENT/CONDO LADYSMITH, NEWLY reno’d 2 bdrm Apt, bright, clean, nice patio, incls W/D hookup, $650 Avail now, call 250-245-5251.


58. Tells on CLUES DOWN 1. Criticize severely 2. Soaps 3. “Honeymooners” actor Carney 4. High NM city 5. Express delight 6. Cardboard box (abbr.) 7. Mixing corned beef & potatoes 8. Summer ermines 9. Remain as is 10. ___ choy: cabbage 11. Pasadena flower 12. Inside 14. Pane frameworks 15. Aeroplanes 18. Paper-thin tin plate 21. Rubs out 26. Plural of sorus 27. Major blood vessel 29. Chore 30. The letter S 31. Short haircut 33. Citizens of Riyadh 34. Spanish saloon 35. Husk of wheat 36. Used as a driveway coating 37. Groaned 38. A standard stack of wood 40. Flat dishes 41. Large number (usually pl.) 42. Chinese silver weight 44. Repeating sound 47. Taxi 48. Tribal Indian language 51. Violate a law of God 52. Cologne 54. Woman’s undergarment

26 Tuesday, November 1, 2011 Ladysmith Chemainus Chronicle y RENTALS




Downtown Ladysmith: Clean and bright 1 bedroom apartment in well maintained building located at First & Roberts St. Available Dec. 1st; no pets, no smoking, $700./mo. plus utilities. Contact Brian 250323-3080.

LADYSMITH NEW 1 bdrmAvail now! In suite laundry, 5 new appls, all utils except cable incld, private patio, NS/NP. $800. 250-714-8556.

LADYSMITH OCEANVIEW, 2bdrm, 5 appls, avail now. Elevator, parking, pet neg., ref’s req’d. $930/2nd floor. 250-2459853. Ladysmith: 1 bdrm apts, heat incl., n/p require references, The Villa 250-245-3583. LAKE COWICHAN, 2 bdrm condo, N/P, N/S, ref’s, lease, $695 mo. Avail now. Call Tharin at 1-250-749-6652.

YOUBOU WATERFRONT, semi furn/unfurn, 1bdrm grnd level, garden, N/S, W/D. $650 hydro incl’d. 250-217-1173.

SUITES, UPPER Ladysmith: 2 bdrm centrally located, includes all utilities 250-245-4638.


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Up Coming CHRISTMAS BAZAAR AT ST. MICHAEL'S ANGLICAN CHURCH, Chemainus. Saturday, November 19th 11:00 am - 1:30 pm. Full Christmas Tea $5.00. Baking, gifts and much more.

APARTMENTS FURNISHED NORTH VANCOUVER. NEWLY renovated/Fully Furnished 1bd/1ba located on Lonsdale Avenue, Lower Lonsdale, close to schools and metro stations, short/long term stay. Utilities includes Electric, Gas, Heat, Water, On-site laundry, Parking. $575/mo utilities inclusive. for pics and arrangement.

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 November, $500 cash back. We fund your future not your past. All credit situations accepted. 1-888-593-6095.

SALTAIR: furnished bachelor suite, private, ocean view, $200/wk, 250-245-1101.



TOP DOLLAR Paid! Want To Buy Junk Cars & Trucks for cash. 1-250-954-7843.

EXECUTIVE HOME 4000 sq.ft. Cowichan Valley Hwy, with great view, 4 bdrm, 3 1/2 bath, 2 fireplaces plus approx. 1 acre horse paddock. Available immediately, $2500 per month, utilities not included. For viewing, contact 250240-2891 or 250-248-0015.

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.

Ladysmith: 2 bdrm, close to town, f/s, w/d, avail now, n/p, utilities incl. 250-245-2630. LADYSMITH 4BDRM. Completely reno’d 1/2 duplex, all new appls/carpet/hardwood floors, all new windows. Some ocean views totalling 1,500 sq. ft, $995 mo. (250)888-2202.

Royal LePage Property Management Ladysmith: Executive at The Creek, 2 bdrm with loft, 5 appls, gas f/p, covered prkg, n/s, n/p, $1250/mo, ref’s pls. Ladysmith: Twin Falls. A deluxe townhome. 3 bdrm with finished bsmt, 6 appls, gas f/p, n/s, n/p, $1295/mo, ref’s pls. Chemainus: 4 bdrm ocean view apartment, f/s, shared w/d, n/s, n/p, avail now, ref’s required, $995/mo.


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

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Saltair: 2 bdrm suite, quiet setting with car port, shared utils, f/s, w/d, n/s, n/p, avail. now, ref’s required, $750/mo.

Call Royal LePage 250-245-0975


Ladysmith: bright 2 bdrm bsmt suite. Util, private parking & entrance, n/s, avail. Nov. 1st, $800/mo. 250-245-0200

35TH ANNUAL LADYSMITH FESTIVAL OF CHOIRS Sunday, December 11, 2011. 6:30 pm. St. Mary's Church, 1135 Fourth Ave. Freewill offering for the Ladysmith Christmas Cheer Fund CHRONIC PAIN SUPPORT GROUP Monday, November 21, 2011. 5:30 - 6:30 pm Ladysmith Community Health Centre. Topic Mindfulness and Chronic Pain LADYSMITH LEGION BR# 171 AUXILIARY CHRISTMAS TEA & BAZAAR Friday November 18th from 1-3 PM. Silent Auction, White Elephant, Bake Sale, Crafts and more. 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.

South Wellington Area: 1 bdrm suite in quiet and private country setting, n/s, n/p, avail. now, references required, $850/mo.

BASEMENT SUITE for rent, 1 large bedroom, walk in closet, utilities included, alley parking, $800.00 mth. 250-245-3691

MT. BRENTON GARDEN CLUB meeting Nov 01, 1:30 pm at Calvary Baptist Church on River Road. Guest speakers will be Alan and Liz Murrary from the Rhododendron Society; they will talk about choosing and maintaining rhodos. Guests welcome, $2 drop-in fee. Info: 250-246-5351


CROFTON ART GROUP'S - Show & Sale of unframed art & handcrafted jewelry, Sat, Nov. 5, 10am-5 pm at the Crofton Senior's Centre. Refreshments. 250 246 3870. ANNUAL CHRISTMAS BAZAAR - Sat, Nov 5, 11-2 pm. St. Mary's, 1135 - 4th Ave, Ladysmith. LADYSMITH LEGION BR# 191 CHEMAINUS CHRISTMAS CRAFT & GIRT SALE - Sun, Nov 13t, 10 am-3 pm. Tables $10, book early, only 24 available. Kitchen open for breakfast & lunch. Call Ann 250-246-4880. LADYSMITH LEGION BR# 191 CHEMAINUS VETERAN'S DINNER - Sat, Nov 5, cocktails 5pm, dinner 6 pm, Legion Hall. Complimentary to veterans, members and spouses $15, avail. at Legion lounge CHRISTMAS TEA & BAZAAR - Ladysmith First United Church Hall, Sat, Nov 19, 1:30-3:30 pm. High St., at 3rd Ave.

On Going

Doors 5 pm, St. Mary’s Church Hall. Info call 250245-3079. 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. LADYSMITH WOMEN’S BUSINESS NETWORK Every 3rd Tuesday at 5:30 pm. Info at or call Debby Baker 250-2455259 or Nikki McCallum 250-245-4238. HARVEST HOUSE FOOD BANK Chemainus. Friday, Info call Lynn Morrison. 250-2469060.

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.

BINGO Chemainus Senior Drop-in Centre. Mondays, 6:40 pm. Info: Murray 250-246-9968.

FESTIVAL OF LIGHTS Organizers meet 3rd Thursday of each month at the FOL building at 4th a& Strathcona Ave. 7 pm. 250245-5888 or 250-245-2263.



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: 250-2100870. 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. 250245-1118. LADIES GOLF Ladysmith Golf Course, Tuesdays, 10 am. Call 250245-7313. TOPS #4456 - Ladysmith Meets each Thurs 9-11 am

NANAIMO-CEDAR FARMER’S INSTITUTE Cedar United Church Hall. 2nd Thursdays Oct. to June. Visitors welcome. Info: 250-722-3397. LADYSMITH WOMEN’S BUSINESS NETWORK Wednesdays, 3rd monthly, 5:30 pm. Various restaurants. See www.lwbn. ca for details & location. Call Linda Sisk: 250-2469902 or Carole Keyes 250245-4476. PROBUS CLUB OF LADYSMITH (for information see www., meets every third Wed morning of the month at the new Seniors’ Centre Hall, 2nd Ave. and Buller St. Doors 9.30. No mtg. in August. Call Vince Devries 245-0907 or Don Fisher 245-5965. LADYSMITH MEDITATION Drop in Wednesday nights, 7 pm., 281 Dogwood Drive. Meditation lessons, discussion & goodies. Free. 250-245-4102. MUTUAL FUND INVESTMENT CLUB – for women interested in learning investment strategies; meets 2nd Monday evening of every month at 7 pm Ladysmith Resources Centre, 630 Second Ave., Upper Floor Info: Wendy at 250-2453079. BINGO - LADYSMITH Every Wed - 6:45 pm,

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lgait@ 521 Schubert Freshly priced at $379,900 Absolutely stunning custom built 3 bedroom rancher in a high end ocean view neighbourhood. Many extras. Call Lorne Gait for a viewing today at 250-245-0545.

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THE ORCAS SWIM CLUB Ongoing registration. Call Registrar Denise Rae at 250-245-7925.

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Beautifully Updated Mobile Home — NEW PRICE! $83,500 Located in the Town & Country Mobile Home park with Pool, REC Room and RV parking. Numerous updates including well built sun room, new roof and much more. Call Lorne for details today at 250-245-0545.

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


Beyond Your Expectations

OCEAN VIEW View home has been meticulously maintained, is tastefully decorated, and has many upgrades. This home has been 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.

9165 Chemainus Road Reduced to $289,900

Cozy 3 bedroom rancher on almost 1/2 an acre just south of Chemainus. Newer kitchen, bathroom, heat pump and roof.


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.

Ocean View Rancher


Ladysmith South End - 407 Walker


Private rancher with walk out basement and separate shop. Open plan, very tidy!

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.

PANORAMIC VIEW 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.

Asking $387,500 Private Courtyard



Don’t delay! Call Cyndi today 250-245-2252!

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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


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.

See All My Listing on the Internet!


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.

Immediate possession, this 2 bedroom 1 bath home located in Saltair, has a fully fenced lot and upgrades galore. MUST SELL!

Beautiful ocean views $529,900



4 brdm executive home, custom kitchen, grand staircase, heated ensuite floor, large deck with bonus hot tub area and a large garage with workshop.

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.




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4 bedroom home backing onto parkland. Featuring wonderful Brazilian cherry hardwood floors, Gillingham kitchen cabinets with granite counter tops and custom blinds just to mention a few.

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.

Reduced to $259,900

New lots close to hospital, shopping and schools. These affordable lots are ready for foundations and perfect for walk out basements. Will also build to suit.

Beautiful 1683 sq ft open floor plan home on it’s own lot with vaulted ceilings, 3 bedrooms 2 baths, gas fireplace and a very private back yard early possession is possible.



Prices starting at $129,900


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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Tomato, Cream of Mushroom, Chicken Noodle or Vegetable. Case lot. 12x284 ml. Limit 3 asst.





Sunrype 100% Pure

Shake n’ Bake

Apple Juice

Seasoning Mixes

Big 1.89 L. Limit 6



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Royal Gala Apples

Vanilla Plus V Yogurt

2.16 kg

650 g




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Kellogg’s Cereals

Squeeze Ketchup

Special K, Corn Pops, Fruit Loops, Frosted Flakes, All Bran or Rice Krispies, 320-535 g selected.

1 litre






3/ 10

Island Bakery

Organic Breads 100% w.w., 12 grain, Ancient 7 grain, or sunflower & flax 680 g


2/ 5 Adam’s Natural

Peanut Butter

907 g

1 kg limit 2


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November 1, 2011 Ladysmith Chemainus Chronicle  

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

November 1, 2011 Ladysmith Chemainus Chronicle  

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