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• Social Planning Cowichan is seeking volunteers who are interested and available to help carry out a Cowichan regional homelessness count on Monday, Feb. 17 and Tuesday, Feb. 18.

The results of the homelessness count will be used by service providers, advocates, citizens and governments to tackle issues related to homelessness. Count results will provide an estimate of the size of the homeless population and a current profile of homelessness in the Cowichan.

The volunteer commitment required for the count will be for attendance at a 2.5-hour training event in the weeks prior to the count, and a four-hour shift on the evening of Feb. 17 or during the day on Feb. 18.

Social Planning Cowichan is looking for volunteers who have good people skills, an interest in social issues, a respectful demeanor, the ability to read non-verbal cues, some familiarity with the geographic layout of the area, and a sense of humour.

If you think this sounds like you, contact Greg Awai at 250-510-3574 or greg@blacktomato.ca for more information and a volunteer form.

• Mark your calendars for the Ladysmith Chamber of Commerce Home, Garden and Business Show, which is set for Friday, March 28 and Saturday, March 29.

If you have any questions, please contact Cheryl Leukefeld at 250-245-2024 or the Chamber of Commerce office at 250-245-2112.

•The Town of Ladysmith announced yesterday that Forrest Field is closed until further notice due to snow covering the field. For more information, contact Ladysmith Parks, Recreation and Culture at 250-245-6424.

•Ladysmith & District Credit Union is taking nominations for positions on the board of directors. Candidates must be submitted by Friday, Feb. 14.

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