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Open house to talk about increasing number of birds Niomi Pearson THE CHRONICLE

Bill Rathlef takes some time to polish his 1963 Lotus Elan S2 during the Brits on the Beach car show at Transfer Beach Sunday, where hundreds of local residents and visitors gathered to take in some cool cars. See page 16 for more photos.

It’s no big secret to local residents that the Ladysmith Harbour has gone to the birds. For more than 20 years, the Ladysmith Maritime Society has played host to an Island-wide recovery program which has slowly helped bring the Western Purple Martin back from the brink of extinction on a wing and a prayer. On July 24, the bird’s the word as the society hosts an open house on the Purple Martin. People can learn more about the recovery program, see the birds in action and take part in a banding session. “It’s a good news story because so many people over the years have gotten together to champion the restoration of this bird and now they can stand back,” said Charlene Lee, project co-ordinator for the BC Purple Martin Recovery Program. “We really don’t want to lose anymore species. We’re losing enough as it is with logging and climate change.” The program began after a provincial government survey completed in the mid-1980s revealed there were only five to 10 breeding pairs of the avian in the Strait of Georgia, which is the only location they are found in B.C. Cue a group of dedicated naturalists and citizens who began to build and install artificial nest boxes designed to keep out the Martins’ competition — the European Starling. The boxes were first placed in the Victoria and Cowichan areas where the bird was sighted, but spread across the Island and Lower Mainland in the years following. Last year, there were a grand total of around 600 breeding pairs in 51 active colonies in B.C.


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Tourist numbers level The number of tourists walking through the door at the visitor centre is closely matching last year. The visitor centre tallies not only the number of people coming through the doors, but also the number of parties, said co-ordinator Melody Smythies. In June 2011, there were 1,103 people coming through the door at the centre compared to 1,125 in June 2010. The amount of parties per hour, however, was up this June, Smythies pointed out. From July 1 to July 14, the numbers are also down slightly with 398 parties coming to the centre representing 638 people compared to 415 parties and 705 visitors last year. The slight dip, said Smythies, could be explained by the fact the centre was open for fewer hours this June or the crummy weather we have been experiencing. Holding those numbers

Quoted in the Chronicle

“Really it’s because of the poor weather. Marinas across the Island are seeing the same thing.” Dave Ehrismann, Maritime Society steady, said Smythies, is due to a combination of marketing the town and highway signage pointing passersby to the centre. Smythies also noted that the bulk of visitors coming through the door are passersby looking to only stop in Ladysmith before heading north or south. “We are not getting as many people staying overnight. They are heading right through town,” said Smythies. Barb Gust, who helps greet visitors and answer questions, said there have been a lot of European visitors to Ladysmith this year. What do people like to see when they stop in Ladysmith? “Mostly, we send them

on the heritage walk and the artifact walk,” said Smythies. The Holland Creek trail and anything at Transfer Beach are also enticing people to explore Ladysmith further. Smythies predicts more of the same traffic for the rest of July to September. Down at the Ladysmith Maritime Society, Dave Ehrismann, executive director, said the bad weather of late is to blame for a dip in the Marine Tours leaving from the dock. The tour is also down around 21 visitors for the month of June when compared to last year. “Really it’s because of the poor weather,” said Ehrismann, adding the society had a strong

A pair of Purple Martins peek out from one of the nesting boxes at the Ladysmith Maritime Society. NIOMI PEARSON/CHRONICLE

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There are currently start to the year. 45 active nests at the “Marinas across the Ladysmith marina, and Island are seeing the there are still first-year same thing. I think we birds that are only are up higher than most just starting to nest of the operations.” and lay eggs, Lee said. The tours, Ehrismann Ladysmith Harbour has added, are not only for about 80 nest boxes and visitors and he encour- has seen as many as up ages local and new resi- to 70 nests in one seadents to come out and son. try the tour or check “It’s become one of the out what the dock has most successful coloto offer. nies in the province,” The tour is by dona- said local avian author tion ($10 suggested for and enthusiast Bruce adults, $5 for children) Whittington. and can be booked by “Ladysmith’s an ideal calling 250-245-0109. p l a c e , a n d t h e y ’ v e In July and August the shown us that they tours leave daily at 10:30 really like to nest over a.m. and 2 p.m. or beside the water.” In terms of the new visi- “They’re a neat bird... tor facility planned of the they make a pretty marina, Ehrismann said sound when you hear the concrete float has them, and most people arrived in Bamberton seem be quite happy to where the exterior of the have them around.” structure will be built The Western Purple before being tugged into M a r t i n i s t h e l a r g Ladysmith for the finish- est swallow in North ing touches — likely in America and should not September. be confused with the There is a website for Eastern Purple Martin, the visitor facility proj- which lives east of the ect at www.ladysmith- Rockies. “They’re different

genetically, they’ve been separated from the Eastern Purple Martin for over 200,000 years, but if you had them in your hand, you might not be able to tell the difference,” Lee said. The most distinctive is the adult male, who has a dark blue/black which appears purple in some lights. The female has more brown wings and back with a little bit of blue/black along her back and the top of her head, Lee said. They feed on large bugs such as moths, beetles and dragonflies. The average Purple Martin lives three to five years, however, thanks to the process of leg banding, researchers are able to track interesting information on the birds. For example, birds that are born in the Ladysmith Harbour have shown up as adults as far away as Campbell River. The oldest Purple Martins on record lived to 11. They also migrate 10,000 km each way to South America every year for the winter.

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Historically, Purple Martins nested in woodpecker holes in trees near fresh water. Whittington said the rebound of the Purple Martin is a prime example of people responding to conservation initiatives in a positive way. “Everything we humans do as a species has an impact on every other species and most of the time, it means they get the short end of the stick.” He said now that the population numbers are back at a healthy level, he would like to see conservationists work on reducing the birds’ dependence on the artificial boxes and restore them back to a more natural habitat. The Purple Martin Open House takes place at the Ladysmith Maritime Society on July 24 from 1-4 p.m., with the banding session taking place between 2 and 3 p.m. Light refreshments will be available, including a specialty Purple Martin (blueberry) milkshake.

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the association have said they would prefer to see the municipality The Municipality of concentrate its efforts North Cowichan is on the revitalization of preparing for a full downtown Chemainus. evening of discussion “We believe the municas the Echo Heights ipality has not made C o m p r e h e n s i v e the case that this land D e v e l o p m e n t p l a n is needed for residengoes to public hearing tial development,” said Thursday, July 21. Bernie Jones, the assoAccording to Mayor ciation’s vice chair. Tom Walker, it will be “It’s not like there are the last opportunity for developers knocking at members of the public the door of the municito have their say on the pality saying ‘We want project. to develop but we have “It’s coming to the end no land.’ ” of the process,” he said. Jones said it is hard “This is the formal pub- to know at this point lic hearing. We have how many residents input that night and will attend the hearing, then we can not have but speculates it could any further input.” be a full house. The development “This meeting on the plan outlines a phased 21st is super crucial approach to develop- because it’s determining approximately 200 ing the fate of the area,” to 250 dwelling units he said. on 11 hectares of the “We’re making a very Echo Heights prop- determined effort to erty while still preserv- get a lot of people there, ing another 12 ha. of so that the municipality park space. The plan understands that it’s a received second read- wide-spread sentiment ing at council’s regular of saving Echo Heights meeting July 6. as a forest.” Walker said he and “Maybe we’ll have up h i s f e l l o w c o u n c i l to the 300 that the resimembers will be lis- dent’s association was tening very closely to getting when it first what residents both for started this battle five and against the project or six years ago.” have to say. The CRA held a strat“The important thing is egy meeting on Monday, for myself and council July 18, to organize their to keep an open mind thoughts and speakers and listen to the input,” for the hearing. he said. “We can’t make “All of the votes on any assumptions at all.” council have been 5 T h e C h e m a i n u s to 2 for moving ahead Residents’ Association with the development has long been opposed of Echo Heights so to the development of we would have to be Echo Heights, argu- changing some minds ing that any develop- and whether that will ment would not only happen, I can’t say,” destroy the unique said Jones. bio-diversity of the T h e p u b l i c h e a rarea, but also compete ing will be held at with existing local the North Cowichan developments in the Municipal Hall at 7030 works such as Artisan Trans-Canada Highway Gardens and Artisan in Duncan, starting at Village. Members of 7 p.m. THE CHRONICLE

Quoted in the Chronicle

“The important thing is for myself and council to keep an open mind.” Mayor Tom Walker

Hannah Sullivan, left, and Sophia Smith prepare some tasty smores during the Ladysmith Parks and Recreation’s Adventure Zone summer day camps last Tuesday, July 12, at Transfer Beach. NIOMI PEARSON/ CHRONICLE

Woman banned from store There were a total of 70 calls for service over this period of time. To date, 2,141 incidents have been reported to the detachment (2,296 were reported in the same period in 2010). Tuesday, July 5 ❱ A white pickup truck was reported on Walkem Road when its two occupants were loading what was believed to be a load of lumber from a construction site and drove away with no lights on. Hall and Associate Contracting later reported that about $400 worth of used aluminum railing had been stolen. Police are asking anyone with information to contact them at 250-245-2215. A “Z 71” was also observed on the truck box.

❱ A mattress, a fan/ heater and a bag of recycling paper were dumped in a yard on Oyster Bay Drive overnight on July 3. ❱ A male was arrested and released on a promise to appear for mischief, after damaging the outside of a residence in the 400 block of Davis Road. Wednesday July 6 ❱ A female suspected of being involved in shoplifting at Home Hardware has been banned from the store and was issued a violation ticket for getting into a vehicle with expired plates after exiting the store. The vehicle was also towed. Thursday, July 7 ❱ Approximately $200 in fuel was stolen from a couple of vehicles

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in the 5000 block of Jones Road. One van’s gas line had been cut and fuel taken and one school bus also had fuel siphoned. Thursday, July 8 ❱ A vehicle reported stolen in Ladysmith was later recovered in Nanaimo by Nanaimo RCMP. The vehicle had been left parked and unlocked overnight in the 30 block of High Street.

Friday, July 9 issued for failure to ❱ A Craftsman shop remain. vacuum and black floor Sunday, July 11 jack were stolen in the A gas Stihl ‘weed eater’ 200 block of 4th Ave. was stolen from under extension. The items a deck in the 100 block were all black in colour, of First Avenue. It was and hold an approxi- chained up but the mate $250 value. chain was still there, Saturday, July 10 the lock was gone. The At 6:30 a.m., a report white and orange Stihl w a s r e c e i v e d o f a was worth $300. single vehicle crash ❱ Tools were stolen on the Trans-Canada from a shed at Stu”ate Highway near S. Davis L e l u m S e c o n d a r y Rd. Some young males School over the weekhad gotten out and end. were tossing bottles Thursday, July 14 into the ditch then ran The RCMP received off. While waiting for an alarm at Uforik the tow truck, a male Computers on First returned and advised Avenue in Ladysmith at he was driving. The 3:46 a.m. A member was driver stated that they there in seven minutes were horsing around and noticed someone grabbing the steering had broken the front wheel and lost control window and entered striking the median. A the store. Several comviolation ticket was puters were stolen.

New look for library website Va n c o u v e r I s l a n d Regional Library’s website is getting a new look and new features. The organization has redesigned its site with a number of new features including improved

search capabilities, cover art, staff pick pages and the inclusion of social networking features that allow people to write reviews and comment on library items.

The catalogue portion of the redesign has been live for several months and can be found by clicking on the new catalogue link on the main site – The homepage is also

being redesigned to make it easier to navigate. VIRL hopes to launch the complete website redesign in midJuly. New users can login with their 14-digit library

card and four-digit code to setup a username and password. VIRL also recently received $10,000 from the provincial Francophone Affairs Program to increase its French materials.

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It’s Time for Seniors to Lead in Ladysmith We are looking for passionate and hardworking seniors 55+ to step up and take a leadership role in Ladysmith on the inaugural Ladysmith Seniors Advisory Council. The Planning Committee has developed terms of reference and has worked hard to build a foundation for this project in the community. Now we are looking to seniors to step up and into these roles. We are looking for individuals 55+ that are interested in running for a position on the council. Positions are available as both one and two year terms. Applications, along with copies of the SAC Terms of Reference, will be available starting July 15th at the LRCA offices at 630 Second Avenue. The application process will remain open until August 5th. At that point, the Selection Committee will schedule short interviews with interested candidates. For more information on the Seniors Advisory Council and the elections process contact Sharen Newton, Seniors Advisory Council Coordinator, at 250-245-3079 or Financial assistance for this project provided by the New Horizons for Seniors Program.

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Speeders in sights Matthew Peterson

Gus, one of the SpeedWatchers, is larger to remind ‘Visually If you’re not watching Impaired’ motorists of your speed, Ladysmith their speed. SpeedWatch is watchUnlike some speed ing you. boards around The arm of Citizens B.C., the Ladysmith on Patrol has just been SpeedWatch tag can given a new board, come with penalties courtesy of ICBC, to including a ticket if show motorists how an RCMP officer is fast they are going. on scene. This one, says This board is able to pick up the fastest driver and stays with them, said Gus. SpeedWatch works with the RCMP to identify spots where there are a lot of speeding THE CHRONICLE

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complaints, said Gus. cles tagged, 464 were They often stake out driving the speed limit Chemainus Road and or under, 58 were drivthe highway near the ing 81 km/h to 90 km/h, airport. 40 were caught driving “We can only help between 91-100km/h those that can be and eight were caught helped,” said Gus, not- doing more than 101 ing the large sign does k m / h . T h e f a s t e s t encourage some driv- speed in that hour ers to slow down. was 107 km/h. There are a select SpeedWatch also few, he added, who attends high-collision don’t learn the lesson. areas as requested by During a recent one- ICBC. In Ladysmith, hour speed watch the intersection at along the highway t h e Tr a n s - C a n a d a near the airport at Highway and Davis total of 578 cars were Road South is considrecorded in the 80 ered a high-collision km/h zone. Of the vehi- area.

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“It’s a culmination of all kinds The Ladysmith Maritime Society is of art and it’s free hosting a number of for the artists to attend.” events down on the water this summer in Donna Notte, organizer hopes of increasing traffic on their social there’s going to be they don’t have a boat, dock. In addition to a num- a nice, cool breeze they don’t think they ber of community pot- blowing and people have any reason to luck barbecues, the are going to be listen- come on to the dock.” The Ladysmith society will also be ing to music, looking hosting Art Walk on at beautiful artwork, Maritime Society dock the Dock on July 24 maybe buying a nice is host to numerous new pair of earrings activities, including and August 14. “We’re having artists, or bracelet, your kids harbour tours, the painters, face-painters can get your face- maritime museum, for the kids, the First painted and learn dragonboating and Nations are doing ban- about water safety disabled sailing. The lovely heritage boats nock. We’ve got crafts while they’re there.” Notte said there is that come to visit are people doing jewelry, musicians — so it’s more happening on a sight to see as well, a culmination of all the dock than most Notte said. “Old boats, you kinds of art and it’s people realize. “It’s a community see them rotting in free for the artists to attend,” said art walk dock and people don’t shipyards, but you co-ordinator Donna know that you don’t don’t often see them need a boat to come restored and able to Notte. “It’s going to be beau- down and enjoy the go out on the water,” tiful and sunny, and dock,” she said. “If she said.

The harbour is also home to the Purple Martin. There will be a Purple Martin open house held in conjunction with the first Art Walk on July 24. The second Art Walk will coincide with Ladysmith Days, on August 14. The Ladysmith Maritime Society has already held two potluck barbecues on the social dock and will hold more on August 6 and September 3. Everyone is welcome. “You can come down onto the dock, bring a barbecue item and a potluck item, and we’re trying to keep a green theme, so you bring your own plates, cutlery and you take it back with you,” Notte said. “The barbecues, tents and tables are provided.”

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few weeks ago, Dave Street mentioned in an article dealing with school enrolment that ‘if it can happen anywhere, it can happen in Ladysmith.’ The words resonate throughout Ladysmith and, in all likelihood, it has been the mantra that has made much of the town. You can apply that phrase to any number of projects going around town. Want to build a new park from scratch? ... it can happen in Ladysmith. Relocate an entire neighbourhood? ... It can happen in Ladysmith. Help save a species from the brink of extinction? ... It can happen in Ladysmith. The Purple Martin Recovery program that was undertaken by dedicated volunteers at the Ladysmith Maritime Society doesn’t always get the most splash or coverage on a regular basis, but it is important to sometimes sit back and marvel at what has been done. If it were not for the colonies on Vancouver Island, of which Ladysmith is the largest, this species of bird may have likely flown the way of the dodo. This was a bird that was reduced to only five breeding pairs back in 1985 before people stepped in creating new, safe habitats for the migratory avian. Now, according to the recovery program’s latest newsletter in 2010, 585 breeding pairs were recorded. It is a remarkable turnaround that has happened because of a supportive program in a supportive community. Be sure to stop by the open house again on July 24 to learn more about the program and how it has restored the bird population.

YOUR WORDS “We can only help those that can be helped.” Gus, Page 6

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ICTORIA – My summer road trip to the B.C. Interior began a s s o o n a s t h e Tr a n s Canada Highway reopened at Chilliwack. The crew had worked through the night to clear a mudslide studded with rocks the size of Smart cars, along with a couple of actual cars. We headed up the historic canyon route from Hope to Yale to Cache Creek, the Fraser River still surging a month after it should have settled back. At Ashcroft, river rafters bravely bobbed on the brown torrent. The Williams Lake Stampede went ahead between rain showers, bull riders benefiting from soft conditions while barrel racers struggled. We drove to Prince George and then Vanderhoof, the


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geographical centre of B.C., where the Nechako River looked ready to climb out of its banks. As we arrived news came that all this thundering water had done its work, toppling a hydroelectric tower at Surrey, briefly closing the Trans-Canada Highway again. One family member was unable to come down from Chetwynd for a visit. He was cut off by a staggering 16 washouts of Highway 97 north of Prince George in the Pine Pass, which winds through the Hart Range. This stretch of road has long been a contender for the most extreme mountain conditions in B.C., but one night of torrential rain tore it up beyond anything seen in my lifetime. This pass is the only road link from southern B.C. to the vast Northeast. The rains would keep coming around Dawson Creek and Fort St. John, disrupting farms, natural gas development, a coal mine and a wind farm with floods and washouts. The transportation ministry and its contractors had a winding track open through the Pine Pass con-

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struction zone within days, an amazing effort to restore essential freight traffic into the region that has emerged as B.C.’s main economic engine. But reconstruction will likely take the rest of the summer. We were back in Victoria by the time the Fraser River finally crested at the Mission gauge after six weeks of high water, its latest peak since 1920. During the trip, gasoline prices reached a high of $1.31, nudged up slightly by the latest increase in the carbon tax as well as political turmoil overseas. This is B.C.’s largely symbolic nod to the concern that extreme weather events are accelerating due to huge consumption of fossil fuels and emissions of greenhouse gases. I’ve been careful not to make any sweeping statements about the evolving science of climate change. But the sheer power of recent weather events, and the scars left by bark beetles and fires, are difficult to ignore. Australia has just taken bolder steps than those of B.C., imposing a carbon tax on the country’s 500 largest

carbon emitters. The government proposes to collect the revenues for three years and invest them in renewable energy, transition for coal and steel industries and tax cuts for consumers who will have industrial carbon taxes passed on to them in the price of goods. Then the Australian carbon tax is supposed to convert to an emissions trading system designed to push industry into a cleaner future. B.C.’s carbon tax doesn’t exempt industry as its critics sometimes claim. The tax is imposed on all fuels used in industry, but hasn’t been extended to industrial process emissions. By far the largest greenhouse gas source in B.C. remains vehicles, at around 40 per cent of the total. • Another highlight of the trip was the visible resurgence of the forest industry. May’s trade figures show B.C. lumber sales to China have surpassed the U.S. for the first time. Tom Fletcher is legislative reporter and columnist for Black Press newspapers. E-mail

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Money better spent Editor: Re: North Cowichan’s plan to borrow up to $3 million to renovate the cramped municipal hall. I believe there are far worthier projects in North Cowichan that need looking after before any renovation of the municipal hall begins. For years the local RCMP detachment has been squeezed into a dilapidated, extremely cramped, unhealthy building that should probably be torn down. Their need for a new home has been ignored. The cramped space at the municipal hall pales in comparison to the wretched accommodations RCMP and Victim Services personnel are forced to suffer at their Canada Avenue locale. Council should get its infrastructure priorities straight and become advocates at the CVRD for a new local RCMP detachment. Carol Donnelly Crofton

HST outlook Editor: On a positive view to the HST answer. There are some safe assumptions that thinking people can count on in the fall out and the aftermath of the HST referendum. From the campaign’s spending balance and fairness we can count on the B.C. government’s weaning its dependency on federal HST revenues. This forecast is reinforced by the many economists that have endorsed HST as being good for business. There is even one economist that is specific about this benefit, explaining how the same federal GST trust reporting system with HST, will aid many if not most firms in going underground.

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Linda Brown sent this to the Chronicle after the residents of Wildrose Drive held their annual Wildrose Whoopup at the start of the Calgary Stampede. Send your pictures to With the near five per cent reduced shopping dollar, people will learn to keep all sales transactions in cash, off the record. As more firms catch on, shifting growing portions of their trade under the HST radar, to have less tax remitted. Already B.C. is looking to drop the costly pension schemes at BC Ferries. With any luck the government MLA’s will also follow with a pay and pension cut. Dwindling HST revenues will force that cut. Less revenues, means less will be wasted on police or home owner grants. Small government is what it’s about. Another boon of a reduced economy, with much of it underground, is that under reporting firms will advertise less. Put up an advert, you get an audit. That means no or less junk mail even on the Internet. A further plus is that less newspaper space will be wasted on ads. Dee Shoolingin Duncan

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therefore a spectator of unfolding events? The Bible is God’s self-revelation given to people. In it He is described as one who exhaustively knows the past, the present, and also the future. The future is described as laying before Him. Someone has illustrated God’s knowledge using a pen with the pen representing all of time, past, present and future. God holds time (pen) in His hand. He is able to view time from either end, the beginning or end of time. He can also view time as it lays in His hand. From every possible angle, He is able to view time because He is absolutely limitless, not bound by time. If you spend just a few casual moments thinking about this you realize this is a difficult con-

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c cept to logically accept. How c can something that has not t taken place be known by God? How can something seemingly H u unknowable be known? This attribute of God brings with it some hard questions. With God knowing what is going to happen in the future then why pray? If God knows all the bad things that are going to be taking place then why doesn’t He stop them? These are legitimate questions. I’m not going to try to answer them. But I will say that the Church is doing a disservice to people who ask these questions when we adjust the picture of God and dismiss His biblically revealed attributes. We cannot adjust God to fit what we are comfortable with. There is much mystery surrounding God. We can’t figure Him out. But He has revealed Himself in the Bible in a certain way and we need to wrestle with our questions inside the parameters He has set. Will I get in a car wreck the next time I pull onto the highway? I don’t know. But God does.

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There is a line from a Tragically Hip song which often flows through my mind when I pull onto the highway. It says, “And take my life in my hands?” It is a fairly safe highway. But none-the-less, there are some risks involved when driving your 2,000 lb. car at 90 km/hr with a number of strangers who are doing the same thing. Will I have an accident? Will the driver in the on-coming lane stay on their side of the road? We pull out onto the highway resigned to the idea that we do not know the answers to these questions. The future is unknown and full of “what if’s.” But is the future unknown? For people bound by time yes, the future is unknown. We cannot escape life as we know it and enter some other dimension and observe what will come next. We do not have time-traveling abilities. For us the future is impossible to know. But is it impossible for anyone to know? What about God? Is God also bound by time and

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Baker finds sweet success with tasty wedding cakes Niomi Pearson THE CHRONICLE

Some of Rebecca Radway’s fondest memories are of baking in her Saltair home with her late grandmother. “She said I had a knack for it,” she said. “I could have basically no ingredients and still make something good and I’ll always have those memories.” Blended with a dash of inspiration from reality shows such as Cake Boss and Ultimate Bake-off, a teaspoon of discovery in Ladysmith S e c o n d a r y ’s c o o k ing program and a cup full of education in Vancouver Island University’s level one professional baking program, the talented 19-year-old is preparing her own recipe for sweet success, which includes being a selfemployed professional baker specializing in cake decorating. “I love to work with my

hands to create things production based raththat are beautiful that er than detail work, but people love.” she said. I realized that was for “Once I get a bit of a the better because it portfolio I’ll be able taught me a lot about to approach different what I needed to know places and show them in the industry,” she what I can do.” said. “The detail came Radway, now living in at the end.” Nanaimo, said she likes Radway received the to branch out from the Lieutenant Governor’s traditional ways of dec- silver medal for acaorating. One such exam- demic achievement at ple was her final assign- VIU’s convocation cerment at VIU, where she emony last month. was asked to produce “I didn’t know much a pastel-coloured wed- about the award. My ding cake with fondant teacher gave me an roses. Radway’s inter- application a month pretation was a purple before school ended and black cake with and I thought it was large, handmade roses just a normal little and leaves. award,” she said. “They “My teacher was not e-mailed and told me I happy with me at first, won and I still didn’t but after he saw the fin- realize how big it was. ished product he was My family was ecstatic, ecstatic,” she said. too.” The 10-month proRadway’s passion gram may not have really got cooking after been a piece of cake, moving to Ladysmith but it has given her all and transferring to the the key ingredients for town’s high school for a rewarding career. Grade 10 so she could “It wasn’t quite what participate in the cafI expected, it was very eteria training pro-

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Outstanding citizen sought Ladysmith is looking as well as the nomifor its next Citizen of nees name and phone the Year. number. The call is going out The winner will be for nominations to announced on August honour a man, woman 13 during Ladysmith or couple for their Days just before the work in improving the parade gets undercommunity. way. Last year’s winner The selection comwas Jim Cram, who mittee is hoping for a was awarded for his good number of nomyears of service to inations this year to Ladysmith. choose from. They are asking nomNominators are asked to submit a short arti- inations be sent to PO cle on the history of Box 345, Ladysmith, the people they believe B.C., V9G 1A3 by July worthy of the honour 27.

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Jim and Merle Cram took the Chronicle to Africa including our sister city Ladysmith In front of one of the guns in front of Ladysmith City Hall

In front of the siege museum beside the Ladysmith City Hall.

Jim Cram and his wife Merle receives a gift from Ladysmith, South Africa. Handing it over is Emnambithi/ Ladysmith Mayor Vincent Madlala, Deputy Mayor Sindiswa Mfusi and Speaker Cllr Zehra Rassool and other Emnambithi/ Ladysmith Mayor officials, during their visit to Ladysmith. PHOTO COURTESY OF LADYSMITH HERALD, SOUTH AFRICA In front of City Hall in Ladysmith with one of the cannons from the siege.

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Editor’s Note: The and Merle Cram dur- Rassool, Jim had given for miners, serving as a Chronicle has been try- ing their recent visit gifts and a message from shipping port for coal Read us online ing to open a relation- we have started shar- the Mayor of Ladysmith, from Nanaimo, and or subscribe - Call Colleen 250-245-2277 ship with our namesake ing some content with Canada. The towns of Dunsmuir moved many city in South Africa the Ladysmith Herald. Ladysmith would like to buildings by rail to this for some time. Thanks Below is the Herald’s twin and work together peaceful spot he had to the efforts of Jim story on the Crams’ visit building a better future chosen. to a council meeting. for both towns. When Dunsmuir Located on the 49th r e ceived word on Claudine Senekal parallel, Ladysmith is a March 1, 1900 that LADYSMITH HERALD, RSA picturesque town built the British forces had on the hillside over- finally relieved their Ladysmith recently looking the glistening besieged countrymen welcomed Ladysmith, Canadian Jim and his waters of Ladysmith in Ladysmith, in the wife Merle Cram, dur- Harbour. One of the Natal Province of South ing their visit to South oldest settlements on Africa, he named the Africa. Jim and his Vancouver Island, the new town Ladysmith HEWESCRAFT 180 SPORTSMAN wife Cram are from community known as and many local streets Ladysmith, which is Oyster Harbour was were named after British Complete Package with YAMAHA 90 HP Four Stroke & Galvanized Trailer. situated along the west established in 1899 by Generals who served in James Dunsmuir, son the Anglo Boer War. coast of Canada. COMPARE THE FEATURES! of Vancouver Island’s Today, the delightD u r i n g a m e e t i n g SALE PRICE: $27,900 with the Emnambithi/ prosperous coal-mining f u l l i t t l e t o w n o f Ladysmith has a charmL a d y s m i t h M a y o r family. ing Edwardian setting; The community was THUNDERJET 20’ FALCON Vincent Madlala, Deputy a spirited, picturesque designed as a recreation Mayor Sindiswa Mfusi YAMAHA 115 HP Four Stroke on Pod and Galvanized Trailer w/ Disc Brakes. and Speaker Cllr Zehra and dormitory complex community with many COMPARE THE FEATURES! SALE PRICE: $37,900

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of its original buildings under restoration. Take a leisurely stroll along First Avenue and see the results of the revitalization program, this has restored a number of these historic heritage buildings. The buildings and sites evoke memories of a frontier past built on coal mining and forestry. With a population of a little over 8,000 people, Canada Ladysmith is preparing to twin with Ladysmith to exchanges projects. “I’m truly looking forward to making this twin project work and hope that our town, even thousands miles apart become great friends,� said Jim Cram.

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The weekend rain cleared up long enough for residents to head down to Transfer Beach for the annual Brits on the Beach car show, where 201 colourful, polished British cars and motorcycles were on display for vehicle enthusiasts of all kinds. Left: A pair of British motoring enthusiasts hits the road in their ride after a great day of cars. Below left: Margaret Gerwin relaxes on the hood of her and husband Victor’s 1962 Land Rover Doormobile. Below right: Leo Halliday and Sig Reuter check out the insides of a 1956 Austin-Healey. Bottom left: Ken Tanguay and Kim Campbell check out the decked-out style of their friend’s 1994 Austin Mini Cooper. NIOMI PEARSON/CHRONICLE

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Emotional journey Copsforcancer

South Island police officers plan 1,000-kilometre trek traversing the Island Erin McCracken Black Press


ith only one chance to make every kilometre count, four South Island police officers have their bicycle pedals primed to make a difference. Victoria Police Department constables Alvin Deo and Mike Massine, Oak Bay reserve constable Jarrod Christison and Cpl. Mary Brigham, a CFB Esquimalt military police officer, will be among 22 police and media riders in this year’s Canadian Cancer Society Cops for Cancer Tour de Rock fundraiser. Participants can only take part in the event once, which is why these four Special feature officers are striving to Black Press raise $75,000 for the newspapers on event. Vancouver Island Every year the tour will publish this generates more than special feature page $1 million for pediatric spotlighting police cancer research and officers taking part in Camp Goodtimes this year’s Canadian in Maple Ridge, a Cancer Society medically supported Cops for Cancer summer camp for Tour de Rock. kids with cancer and survivors of the disease. Christison, who is looking to raise $30,000, recalls when past riders stopped at his school. “Seeing them do the tour, I always looked up to that,” he said. “I also think it’s the ultimate form of volunteerism.” The 1,000-kilometre, 14-day journey from Port Alice to Victoria will be physically and emotionally demanding. The cyclists will meet children with cancer and people wanting to donate. Brigham is planning to shave her head during the ride to show solidarity with young cancer patients who have lost their hair through treatment. “It’s going to be emotional,” the military police officer said of the journey her team has been preparing for since March. “Regardless of all the training we’re doing, it doesn’t compare to what these (kids) are going through with their chemotherapy and recovering,” said Brigham, whose goal is to raise $5,000.

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The 22-member Tour de Rock team is preparing to ride in support of pediatric cancer research and a summer camp for kids whose lives have been touched by the disease. Among those riding are Oak Bay reserve Const. Jarrod Christison, left, Victoria police constables Mike Massine and Alvin Deo, and CFB Esquimalt military police officer Cpl. Mary Brigham. “It’ll be a real mix of emotions,” said VicPD’s Massine of the upcoming ride. “I’m not above crying.” Massine’s desire to participate dates back to 1998 when he was a Saanich cop and his police colleague Const. Martin Pepper initiated the first Tour de Rock. Massine is also inspired by his 19-year-old stepdaughter who has a rare syndrome for which she requires constant care. “It’s opened my eyes to the needs parents have when they do have kids who are sick in one way or another,” said Massine, who hopes to fund raise $25,000. It was only natural for Deo to help kids

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kind.” The Prince of was originally appointWales became a mem- ed in 1851. LADYSMITH HISTORICAL SOCIETY ber. The Credo is that Their aims are simiO n e n t e r i n g t h e Oddfellows are syn- lar to the Oddfellows, Ladysmith Cemetery, onymous with broth- mutual support and on the left, one sees erhood, and their ulti- charitable activities. an imposing stone mate goal is universal Their ritual includes monument with the brotherhood. lessons from biblical inscription “To the The society started in stories of women in Sacred Memory of Baltimore in 1819 and the Old Testament All Oddfellows and in Canada in 1843; no of the Bible. Their Rebekahs, erected by longer a secret society, emblems – a beehive Harmony Lodge No.6 their main aim is the representing associand Rebekah Lodge welfare of its members ated industry and the No.9 1953”. giving mutual support, result of combined In the early 1900s, and raising money for effort; the moon and the Oddfellows had charitable purposes, seven stars which a lodge in Ladysmith s u c h a s e s t a b l i s h - teach us the value of in their own hall on ing a Chair of Visual regularity in all our Roberts Street (now, R e s e a r c h a t J o h n work; the dove, the 2011, the site of the Hopkins Hospital. In beautiful emblem of telephone exchange) 1999, they sent youths peace; and the white which was destroyed on tours of the United lily, the symbol of by fire in 1932, then Nations building, the purity. rebuilt on the same only fraternal organiLadysmith site. zation allowed to con- Chronicle July W h y w e r e t h e y duct such tours. 31 1953 called Oddfellows? The logo of three Oddfellows honor Originally, it was a l i n k s r e p r e s e n t Departed Brothers. In secret society formed Friendship, Love, and memory of their brethin England in the 18th Truth ren and Rebekahs who century and one possiL a u r e l R e b e k a h have passed this vale ble origin is that it was Lodge No.9 I.O.O. was of tears, the I.O.O. of odd in those times to instituted in Wellington Ladysmith are erectfind a group of men in November 1895. ing a beautiful memoo r g a n i z e d t o h e l p When the coal miners rial in the Ladysmith those in need, and “to moved to Ladysmith, cemetery. Designed pursue projects for they followed in 1901; and being erected by the benefit of all man- the degree of Rebekah Fred Rumble, the column of stone will rise from its base approxiLadysmith Celebrations Society mately nine feet, with beautiful inlaid marble and the crests of both orders. As far as can be learned, this is the first time in the history of the I.O.O. movement that such a project has been The Ladysmith Celebration Society’s undertaken. Consecration of the CITIZEN OF THE memorial will take YEAR AWARD p l a c e o n S u n d a y, August 9, when it is presented for outstanding Community Service over is expected that a period of time. Oddfellows from The service must be voluntary and does not include all parts of British service for which there has been remuneration, Columbia will take or where it has been in connection with normal part in the ceremony. employment. Grand Master of the The nominations are open to all residents of Ladysmith, Order for B.C., A.D. but they must conform to the guidelines put forth by McRae of Mission, will the Ladysmith Celebrations Society. also attend. A parade will be mustered from The nominations received will be judged by a panel selected from the committee.

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the Eagle’s Hall at 2:00 pm, and led by pipers from Nanaimo and Ladysmith, will proceed to the cemetery. Rev. Nuttal of Nanaimo, and the Rev. H.E.D. Cooper of St. John’s Anglican Church, Ladysmith, will assist with the consecration. Following the service, refreshments will be served to the visiting brethren in the United Church Hall, provided by the Rebekahs. Ladysmith Chronicle Friday, Aug. 14, 1953 Solemn dedication of the beautiful cut-stone memorial erected in Ladysmith cemetery by Harmony Lodge No.6 and Laurel Lodge No.9 in memory of all Oddfellows and Rebekahs, was held Sunday afternoon. Flanked by over 100 persons, high officials of the orders officiated, among them Mr. A.D McRae, Provincial Grand Master, I.O.O. of Mission, BC. Mrs. Edith Granger, president of the Rebekah assembly of Kelowna; Rev. H.D. Nuttal of Nanaimo, who conducted the dedication, was assisted by Rev. H.D. Cooper and Rev. AJ.M. Alexander of Ladysmith. His Wo r s h i p , M a y o r Leonard Ryan, spoke in praise of the work which had been accomplished by the orders. A wreath of three links, symbols of the I.O.O. – denoting Friendship, Love and Truth, was laid on the memorial by Mrs. Robert Gauld, Noble Grand of Laurel No.9, and Mrs. Mary Anderson, Noble Grand of Miriam No.3, Nanaimo.


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Whether it’s performing for families or performing as a family, the mother, father and daughter trio known as Trinitude is guaranteed to be a family show. “It’s a pretty energetic set. People of all ages and genres really relate to it because it crosses a lot of territory while still being played in the folk traditions,” said member Merisa Donoghue. “We do love to have audience participation.” This Sunday, July 24, will be the band’s third time playing at Transfer Beach amphitheater for Concerts in the Park; an annual fundraiser for the Ladysmith Resources Centre Association.

“It’s really nice to have those kinds of opportunities in your repetiore, and it’s nice for us to get to Ladysmith because we’ve done a few other gigs there although we’re based in Nanaimo,” Donoghue said. “It enables us to spread out a little bit, and it enables the people in those locales to hear something a little bit different. And it being for such a good cause, we like to support that kind of activity.” Trinitude was formed about five years ago when Donoghue and husband Les Tibbo, who have performed country and folk together for more than 30 years, were unexpectedly joined by punk-rocking daughter Emily Celeste.

the Trinitude team is the couple’s youngest daughter Elyssa, who is the media tech and website designer for the band. “She’s our silent partner.” Donoghue said, Trinitude will bring rich harmonies and Celticflavoured roots with an edge to the stage for Concerts in the Park. “There’s a lot of mix in quite novel out here,” there of folk traditions Donoghue said. “You and we are very interget quite a drone sound ested in local regional from it.” history so we have a lot Donoghue plays guitar, of songs that explore dulcimer and bodhran those topics.” while Tibbo mans the Some or those include Irish bluzouki and gui- the vital mining industry tar. on central Vancouver “We call him Papatude, Island, and the 1909 I’m Mamatude, and Emily Extension mine disaster. is Attitude,” Donoghue For more information quipped. on the band, visit www. The final member of

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run a clean operation, supportive town to a safe operation,” he work in and he is lookadded. ing forward to the pub There will still be getting more involved some units in the in the community building available for again. short-term rentals. “I am looking forward Prakash owned the to working with the pub from 2000 to 2007 community. I will supwhen he sold it. At that port any events,” said time, he purchased the Prakash. Green Lantern Pub in As for the outward Chemainus. appearance of the “Within four years, the building, Prakash is place has gone down a thinking about green little bit.” exterior with a black H e g a v e a l o t o f trim. Work, he said, thought to repurchas- may not begin until ing the pub, and in the next spring. end he saw the potenOne thing that won’t tial in the pub and be changing is the Ladysmith. name. Ladysmith, Prakash “That name has been added, has always here for a hundred b e e n a years,” said Prakash. very “We’ll leave it at that.”

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Ladysmith Cannons to host Island playdowns Niomi Pearson THE CHRONICLE

The Ladysmith Cannons are preparing to host the AA Island Zone Baseball Championships this weekend at High Street ball field. Coach Darren Rasmussen said if the past three weeks of play have been any indication, people can expect an exciting and unpredictable weekend of baseball. “This tournament is going to be very good, it’s going to be very competitive,” he said. “From what I’ve seen, I think every team coming to this is going to have a chance. It’s been real close.” The summer ball field season comes to a head July 22-24 when the Ladysmith Cannons, Port Alberni Athletics, Oceanside Reds, Nate Mrus makes a dash for third base before the ball reaches the plate while teammate Ryan DeClarke Saltspring Islanders, sprints towards second base during Sunday morning’s three-way doubleheader between Ladysmith, Comox Cardinals comNIOMI PEARSON/CHRONICLE Oceanside and Saltspring Island. pete for a place at the

provincials in Surrey. “We’re right in there with everybody,” he said. “There’s a lot of pressure and every game’s going to mean something.” The Cannons were hard at work over the weekend with a threeway doubleheader with the Oceanside Reds and the Saltspring Islanders. The team played a very close game against the Oceanside Reds Sunday morning (July 17) but took a 9-6 loss. Later that afternoon, they had a very exciting battle against the strong Saltspring Islanders and won 10-9 after being down 6-1 in the initial innings. “We definitely made a good comeback,” Rasmussen said. “Bats are hot, bats are cold, that’s the way the baseball goes.” Until next weekend’s championship, the team will continue to ‘work on their A-game’, making sure players

are familiar with every position on the field and able to pitch. “It’s all developing right now,” Rasmussen said. “When there’s only 12 kids on the bench you need at least 10 of them pitching.” Rasmussen said the Ladysmith community has really stepped up to the plate to support the team financially. In addition to supporting team fundraisers, a number of organizations have come forward with funds to help cover the cost of the team’s uniforms. “The way the community has been is just awesome,” he said. The AA Island Zone Baseball Championship will begin at noon Friday and end about 5 p.m. on Sunday at the High Street Ball field. You can catch the Cannons in action on the field at noon and 6 p.m. on Friday, and 3 p.m. on Saturday and Sunday.

Strong season finish for Mid-Isle Highlanders Niomi Pearson THE CHRONICLE

The Mid-Isle Highlanders had a victorious finish to their season after beating Victoria United 4-0 on Saturday, July 16. The Highlanders finished their first season as a team in 6th position in the Pacific Coast Soccer League’s premier men’s division. The team played a total of 12 games and

traveled to Victoria for their final game at Royal Athletic Park. “We’ve had a tough season. We’ve had a ton of injuries so it was a great way to end our last game,” said player-coach James Merriman. “The whole game we played really well and we were definitely the better team both halves.” Playing on the turf at Forrest Field has been

an asset to the team during the season, picking up the majority of their points in front of their home field audience. “ I t ’s b e e n a n i c e atmosphere to come and train and play.” Merriman said. “The crowds were really good and it definitely helped us when we were here.” The next season will ramp up again next spring around April.

Until then, many of the Mid-Isle Highlanders, who come from as far as Campbell River to play, will keep up their skills playing for Vancouver Island University, Merriman said. The time off will also allow the Highlanders to re-group and spend less time on the administration that comes along with forming a new team. “It will be nice to have

all that experience and have that done,” Merriman said. “For us, we’d love to continue to build and grow it and get support from Ladysmith and Nanaimo so when next season rolls around we can focus on players and team development. That will be something I’m really looking forward to.” For more information visit http://midislefc. The Highlanders, in white, played their home games at Ladysmith’s Forrest Field com/

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ABMA-JOHN (Tjitse) Passed away at the Lodge on 4th, July 11 2011 at the age of 82. Born on November 27th,1928 in Nyland, Holland. Pre-deceased by his parents and brother Ruurd. Survived by his loving wife of 56 years Bertha, sons Kenneth and Michael (Dayle), daughters Anita (Mark Kozowy) and Monica. Grandchildren Edward, Kyle (Crystal), Sarah, Levi, Chase, Brodie, Jonathan, Daniel, Benjamin. Step grandchildren Ashley, Natasha and Jonathan. Great grandchild Annastasia, and step great grandchildren James and Hailey. Sisters Ruurdtje Bakker, Hessy Nauta, Doutje DeBock (Wim) and Betsy Visser. Brothers Meinte (Bep), Gerben (Shoukje), Klaas (Ans), Willem (Froukje), Henk (Joke). Sister in law Claire Krol, and brothers in law John Colyn (Viola), Peter Colyn (Debby), and numerous nieces and nephews. Special friends Susan and Ron, friends and neighbours too numerous to mention, but each holding a special place in John’s life.

Aug. 9, 1923 - Jul. 12, 2011 The family of Ken are sad to announce his passing 28 days before his eightyeighth birthday. Ken had a great sense of humor and always a twinkle in his eye, he was looking forward to the family gathering planned on his birthday. It was sometimes hard to get Ken to share some of his experiences but he would have had a good story to tell; I’m sure, that day. Ken had lived at Lynn’s Care Home in Ladysmith for the past ďŹ ve months, enjoying the care immensely but his favourite place was in his house looking out at the yard and ocean. Ken and his “Maryâ€? had loved their location for thirteen years until her passing fourteen months ago. Predeceased by his father, Joseph; mother, Ella (Hartley) and one sister, Thelma. Left to cherish his memories are step-son Don (Brenda); grandson Chad (Angie); granddaughter Corri (Scott); great grandsons Wyatt and Rhett; and niece Toni Reese. It was Ken’s wish not to have a service. Telford’s of Ladysmith 250-245-5553








Happy th Anniversary Bob and Sharon Blair

John immigrated to Canada and worked on a farm from 1955-1960 in Qualicum Beach, BC, then worked on a farm in Terrace, BC from 1960-1963. John then moved to the island and rented a farm in Nanaimo,BC. In 1971 John and Bertha bought a farm in Cedar that they worked on and ran for many years proudly and rightfully called Onward Farms. For many years John was involved in local, Vancouver Island and BC church organizations, too many to list. John was a loving husband, caring father, grandfather and great grandfather, brother and friend. John although busy farming, working at many organizations, took the time for a friend in need, a child with a question, or a wife with her day. His memory will be cherished in the hearts of all who knew him. Special Thanks to the doctors, nurses, and all the staff at the Lodge on 4th, for their loving care and compassion towards John and his family while John resided there. Celebration of life service will be held in the Ladysmith First United Church, 232 High Street Ladysmith, BC on Saturday, July 23rd, 2011, at 2 pm. Rev. Min-Goo Kang ofďŹ ciating. Flowers gratefully declined. Donations in memory of John may be made to Ladysmith First United Church, PO Box 124, Ladysmith, BC V9G 1A1.Online condolences may be offered at Telford’s of Ladysmith 250-245-5553

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The Lemare Group is currently seeking a heavy duty mechanic for the North Vancouver Island area. Full time, union wages. Email resume to or fax to: 250-956-4888.




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EXQUISITE SANCTUARY Fabulous 2.26 private acres with creek in beautiful Alberni Valley. Enchanting 3600 sq.ft. 4 bedroom, 4 bathroom custom built 1995 home. Outstanding 57x40 shop with own bathroom, lots of parking. Features hardwood, tile throughout, custom cabinetry. Gas fireplaces, stove, heat and hot water; ensuite with soaker tub. Thinking of a life style change? Move to Port Alberni, the Salmon Capital of the World! Visit for more information on this “one of a kind” property. Asking $649,000 RE/MAX Mid Island Realty Port Alberni, B.C. John Stilinovic 250-724-4725 Toll Free 1-877-723-5660

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APARTMENTS FURNISHED SALTAIR: furnished bachelor suite, ocean view, n/s, n/p, $690/mo, 250-245-1101.

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2 bdrm upper suite to share with another adult male in good Ladysmith location, f/s, hydro & cable incl., n/s, n/p, references, 250-245-4638.

LADYSMITH2 BDRM Rancher w/extra den/office or bdrm. French doors from master bdrm to hot tub on deck. Private setting, southern exposure, detached 26x22 workshop w/220 wiring, golf course & schools near by. NS/NP. $1200+ utils. Available Aug 1. (250)713-4739. LADYSMITH. NEW 3-bdrm, 2.5 bath. Go to: Call (250)245-8997.

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Ladysmith: 3 bdrm home in quiet area, avail. Aug. 1st, n/s, n/p, ref’s required, $1295/mo. Chemainus: 4 bdrm ocean view apartment, f/s, shared w/d, n/s, n/p, avail now, ref’s required, $995/mo. Chemainus: 3 bdrm duplex, upper floor with great views, f/s, w/d, n/s, n/p, avail. now, ref’s required, $895/mo.

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OFFICE/RETAIL LADYSMITH, APPROX 900 sq ft office space w/ bathroom/kitchen area in professional bldg, ground entry w/ prkg. Avail immed, $700 mo. Call Doug at 250-246-0321.

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TOUR OF FARMS 2011 - What’s it like to be a farmer? Where does my food come from? Enjoy a rural ramble and explore answers to these questions on the “Tour of Farms” on Sunday, July 24. Free, familyoriented, self-guided event – choose from 15 farms and winery sites to visit on the Saanich Peninsula, through the Cowichan Valley and north to Parksville. 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. For free tour maps and more info, visit www. or call 250-652-9100 (Saanich Peninsula) or 250-746-1593 (Cowichan Valley). ANNUAL PANCAKE BREAKFAST - Eagles, Sun, Aug 14 (Lady Days), 8-11 am. $4, kids 6 and under free! Eagles Hall, everyone welcome.

Ladysmith Chemainus Chronicle Tuesday, July 19, 2011 27 ANNUAL STEAK DINNER - Eagles, Sun, Aug 14 (Lady Days) 4-7 pm. $10, Eagles Hall, everyone welcome. FREE JUNIOR GOLF CLINIC - Ages 7-14, Courtesy of Ladysmith Golf Club, 380 Davis Rd. Tue and Fri’s 2-4 pm in July, Register at clubhouse or call 250245-7313. VERNON SENIOR SECONDARY SCHOOL - Class of 1981 30-year reunion on Sat, July 30, 2011. Starts at 6 pm, Best Western Vernon Lodge Hotel. $30 per person. RSVP by July 1 to Or call Rod at 250545-5303 for more information.

KINSMEN/BROWN DR. PLAYGROUND PROJECT HAS SET UP A FUNDRAISING ACCOUNT at the Junction Bottle Depot, on Ludlow Rd. in Ladysmith. People can take all their empty bottles, juice containers, pop or beer cans, etc (anything you can get a refund for) to the bottle depot and they will credit the funds to the proposed playground at Kin Park in Ladysmith. The name of the account is the “Kin Park Playground” and all we ask is that if folks take their returns to the Junction Bottle Depot they just tell the staff that they wish to put the money into the Kin Park Playground account.

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Val Irwin PRIVACY AND TRANQUILITY are hallmarks of this lovely acreage in Yellow Point which features a beautifully remodelled 1250 sq. ft. rancher, a flat treed lot, and quality well water. Call for a full information package.

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Sunday, July 24th, 12-2 PM 10601 Chemainus Rd STUNNING RANCHER - $372,500 Detached in-law suite, zoned for B&B. 1/3 acre with mountain view. Completely updated, completely landscaped, new kitchen with cherry wood cabinets. Must be seen to appreciate the tile art (mosaic) in the bathrooms. MLS 319678

Large 2 bdrm, 2 bath and 2 decks Natural gas fireplace & oversized picture windows. Spacious kitchen with sunny breakfast nook. Short walk to Transfer Beach Park. 45-100 Gifford - MLS 316880

PATIO HOME AT COLONIA VILLAGE - $279,900 Retirement living at its finest. Security and privacy and small pet is allowed. 2 bdrms, 2 baths and 2 decks. Canopied deck for the shade and another deck for the sunshine. 2nd bdrm features a Murphy bed. 17-815 Dunsmuir Cres MLS 318527

Nanaimo Realty, Ladysmith OCEAN POINTE Independently Owned and Operated


Beyond Your Expectations

BC Day Advertising Deadline Wednesday, July 27 at 4:00 pm for the Tuesday, August 2 Chronicle

Greg Buchanan 250-245-8914 See All My Listing on the Internet!

$429,900 High end 1700sqft Rancher with some ocean views from deck.

Panoramic View $217,900


Our Marketing Plan Gets Results.

will be CLOSED Monday, August 1

Vicki Schoonbeek 250-245-2252


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

3 bedroom, character, basement home with gorgeous ocean view clear to the mainland. $699,900 2.53 Acres Private Walk-On Waterfront Property with lots of fruit trees, beautiful garden area and an older home with separate workshop. This is a rare find.

Reduced to $259,900 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.

Wow what a deal! Incredible Oceanfront Property only $399,900 Charming 2 bedroom character home amongst tall trees, walkout basement to 65’ glorious ocean frontage. What could be better.

$469,900 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.

P. 250-245-3700 C. 250-776-7653 E.

28 Tuesday, July 19, 2011 Ladysmith Chemainus Chronicle


“No need to wait EVENT ‘til Thanksgiving!”

with every $4900 order, excluding tobacco products, licences, gift certificates and lotto, you may purchase any ONE of the following items for 49¢-- with a $14700 order, you can get three items below for 49¢ each

Grade A Young

Turkeys Frozen, 7 kg and less. While supplies last. 2.60 kg




Pasta Sauce Original, 640 ml


BBQ Turkey Recipe

Prep Time: 45 Minutes Cook Time: 5 Hours Ready In: 5 Hours 45 Minutes Servings: 12 “This is a great BBQ Turkey recipe with apples and white wine. You will almost never have any leftovers. This recipe can be used with almost any size bird.”

INGREDIENTS: 2 cups butter, divided 1 (15 pound) whole turkey, neck and giblets removed 1/4 cup chicken soup base 3 sweet onions, peeled and cut into wedges 5 apples, cored and cut into wedges 2 tablespoons minced garlic, or to taste 1 (750 ml) bottle dry white wine

BC Home Grown



Limit 1 with a minimum of $4900 order Limit 1 - 49¢ Event item per $4900 order Neilson

Spartan Apples

Hot Chocolate

5 lb. bag

10 paks



DIRECTIONS: Preheat a gas grill for low heat. • Rub some of the butter all over the turkey, inside and out, then rub all over with chicken base. Cut remaining butter into cubes and toss with onions, apples, and garlic in a large bowl. Stuff the bird with this mixture and place in a disposable aluminum roasting pan. Fold the turkey skin around the neck area to cover the hole and then turn the turkey over and pour wine into the opening at the other end until the turkey is full or the bottle is empty. Set the turkey breast side up. • Place the roasting pan on the grill and cover loosely with aluminum foil. If you have a pop up timer or heat safe meat thermometer, insert it into the turkey breast. Close the lid. • Roast until the temperature in the breast reads 170 degrees F (75 degrees C) and the temperature in the thickest part of the thigh reads 180 degrees C (80 degrees C), about 4 hours depending on the temperature of your grill. When the temperature is getting close, remove the aluminum foil covering the turkey and allow it to brown during the final minutes of cooking. If it starts to brown too much, just cover it back up. Allow the turkey to rest for at least 20 minutes before carving.



Limit 1 with a minimum of $4900 order Limit 1 - 49¢ Event item per $4900 order Compliments

Cranberry Sauce 348 ml



Limit 1 with a minimum of $4900 order Limit 1 - 49¢ Event item per $4900 order

100% Locally Owned & Operated We deliver! (See store for details) We reserve the right to limit quantities Pictures for illustrative purposes only Visit our Website:

Prices in effect Monday, July 18 to Sunday, July 24, 2011


Next to Cedarbrook Restaurant

Open Daily 7:30 am to 9 pm


The Old Bruce’s Store

DUNCAN 250-748-2412

550 Cairnsmore Street

Open Daily 8:00 am to 9 pm

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


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


July 19, 2011 Ladysmith Chemainus Chronicle  

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

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