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LRCA staff and camp tenants pose for a photo by their community garden on the last day of the encampment (Cole Schisler photo)

Buller Street self-isolation site for homeless dismantled

The site was cleared to meet the September 30 deadline to close

LRCA staff and camp tenants pose for a photo by their community garden on the last day of the encampment (Cole Schisler photo)
Pictured in front of the temporary portable washroom are Kinsmen Duck Paterson and Mike Richardson, co-chairs of the project, Cory Friesenhan, Kinsmen president; Mark Drysdale, Chamber of Commerce manager, Andrea Rosato-Taylor, Ladysmith Downtown Business Assoc. chair; Mayor Aaron Stone and Tylor Nelson Co-owner, CrossFit Ladysmith (Submitted photo)

Downtown Public Washroom project ‘shovel ready’ thanks to FortisBC community grant

FortisBC has awarded the Ladysmith Kinsmen Club $15,000 toward the Downtown Public Washroom project

Pictured in front of the temporary portable washroom are Kinsmen Duck Paterson and Mike Richardson, co-chairs of the project, Cory Friesenhan, Kinsmen president; Mark Drysdale, Chamber of Commerce manager, Andrea Rosato-Taylor, Ladysmith Downtown Business Assoc. chair; Mayor Aaron Stone and Tylor Nelson Co-owner, CrossFit Ladysmith (Submitted photo)
Marsh Stevens (left) receives a $7,500 donation from The Microtel Inn & Suites by Wyndham Oyster Bay presented by Chad Toronchuk and Microtel staff (Submitted photo)

LRCA Volunteer Counselling Program receives $7,500 boost from Oyster Bay Microtel

The Microtel raised funds through the MasterBUILT Common Ground program

Marsh Stevens (left) receives a $7,500 donation from The Microtel Inn & Suites by Wyndham Oyster Bay presented by Chad Toronchuk and Microtel staff (Submitted photo)
Saanich police located a stolen sawmill and truck Sept.28 thanks to social media alerts and a witness. (Saanich Police)

Ladysmith man arrested in Saanich after towed sawmill draws attention

Police located the man thanks to social media and a keen-eyed witness

Saanich police located a stolen sawmill and truck Sept.28 thanks to social media alerts and a witness. (Saanich Police)
The Rotary Club of Ladysmith has served the community for 50 years (Submitted photo)

Celebrating 50 years of Rotary in action

The Rotary Club of Ladysmith was formed September 20, 1970

The Rotary Club of Ladysmith has served the community for 50 years (Submitted photo)
Paul Manly tabled a petition with 2500 signatures, calling for national standards for long-term care, in the House of Commons following the Speech from the Throne (Submitted photo)

Paul Manly reacts to Liberal throne speech

Manly says the Liberals need to back up their promises with action

Paul Manly tabled a petition with 2500 signatures, calling for national standards for long-term care, in the House of Commons following the Speech from the Throne (Submitted photo)
Left to right: Grace Stiles played by Patricia Zogar and Gloria (Glorie) Whitmore, played by Kim Rogers (Submitted photo)

Yellow Point Drama Group puts on socially distanced production of Grace & Glorie

There will be seven performances: three evening shows, and four matinees

Left to right: Grace Stiles played by Patricia Zogar and Gloria (Glorie) Whitmore, played by Kim Rogers (Submitted photo)
Ladysmith town councillor Duck Paterson secures BC Liberal nomination for Nanaimo-North Cowichan
Ladysmith town councillor Duck Paterson secures BC Liberal nomination for Nanaimo-North Cowichan
Doug Routley, MLA for Nanaimo-North Cowichan, is seeking reelection in the October provincial election (File photo)

Nanaimo-North Cowichan MLA Doug Routley seeks reelection

Routley has served as MLA for the area since 2005.

Doug Routley, MLA for Nanaimo-North Cowichan, is seeking reelection in the October provincial election (File photo)
Pictured in front of the temporary portable washroom are Kinsmen Duck Paterson and Mike Richardson, co-chairs of the project, Cory Friesenhan, Kinsmen president; Mark Drysdale, Chamber of Commerce manager, Andrea Rosetto-Taylor, Ladysmith Downtown Business Assoc. chair; Mayor Aaron Stone and Tylor Nelson Co-owner, CrossFit Ladysmith (Submitted photo)

Ladysmith Downtown Public Washroom project a semi-finalist for FortisBC grant

If successful, the project will gain $15,000 in funding from FortisBC

Pictured in front of the temporary portable washroom are Kinsmen Duck Paterson and Mike Richardson, co-chairs of the project, Cory Friesenhan, Kinsmen president; Mark Drysdale, Chamber of Commerce manager, Andrea Rosetto-Taylor, Ladysmith Downtown Business Assoc. chair; Mayor Aaron Stone and Tylor Nelson Co-owner, CrossFit Ladysmith (Submitted photo)
Director of development services, Jake Belobaba made a presentation on the OCP process to the Committee of the Whole on September 8 (Submitted photo)

Council sets February 2021 as kick off for engagement on Official Community Plan

The scope of the OCP will be ‘comprehensive and new’

Director of development services, Jake Belobaba made a presentation on the OCP process to the Committee of the Whole on September 8 (Submitted photo)
Yellow painted bikes have popped up in spots around Cedar and Yellow Point to mark the path of the proposed trail (Cole Schisler photo)

Trail proposed to connect Cedar and Yellow Point

The Yellow Point Ecological Society, (YES) is proposing a 22km multi-use trail…

Yellow painted bikes have popped up in spots around Cedar and Yellow Point to mark the path of the proposed trail (Cole Schisler photo)
The staff at Little Valley Restorations (Cole Schisler photo)

Little Valley Restorations celebrates 40 years in business

Opened in 1980, Little Valley Restorations grew from a hobby to a celebrated business

The staff at Little Valley Restorations (Cole Schisler photo)
Rotary volunteers at work on September 12 (Gerry Beltgens photo)

Service clubs begin first phase of Forrest Field improvements

The project teams started on Saturday September 12 at 8:30 a.m. and worked through the day

Rotary volunteers at work on September 12 (Gerry Beltgens photo)
Shelley Leedahl’s literary podcast, “Something Like Love”, debuts September 16 (Submitted photo)

Local author launches literary podcast with Canada Council for the Arts grant

Shelley Leedhal will air 10 episodes of “Something Like Love” over 10 weeks

Shelley Leedahl’s literary podcast, “Something Like Love”, debuts September 16 (Submitted photo)
Jackie and Jody Bates are in Vancouver while Jackie recovers from her double lung transplant (Submitted photo)

‘Every day is a new feeling’: Jackie Bates adjusts to her new life, and new lungs

Jackie Bates’ life has changed for the better since receiving a double lung transplant on July 15

Jackie and Jody Bates are in Vancouver while Jackie recovers from her double lung transplant (Submitted photo)
Allison McCarrick (Submitted photo)

Allison McCarrick becomes new CAO for Town of Ladysmith

McCarrick leaves her role as CAO for the District of Port Hardy to join the Town of Ladysmith

Allison McCarrick (Submitted photo)
Tails has been taken from the Sonic the Hedgehog display outside the Ladysmith Community Health Centre (Cole Schisler photo)

Sonic the Hedgehog display suffers second theft

First it was Knuckles, and now Tails has been stolen from the display

Tails has been taken from the Sonic the Hedgehog display outside the Ladysmith Community Health Centre (Cole Schisler photo)
The Blogg family (Submitted photo)

Mother in Ladysmith hit-and-run killed on 11th wedding anniversary

Trevor Blogg speaks on the tragic death of his wife, Katie

The Blogg family (Submitted photo)
The Blogg family (Submitted photo)

Mother in Vancouver Island hit-and-run killed on 11th wedding anniversary

Trevor Blogg speaks on the tragic death of his wife, Katie

The Blogg family (Submitted photo)