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The suspect fled the scene after a brief interaction with officers (Duck Paterson photo)

‘We’re not going to let this drag on forever’, hit-and-run suspect urged to surrender to RCMP

The suspect had a brief interaction with police before fleeing the scene

The suspect fled the scene after a brief interaction with officers (Duck Paterson photo)
Roxanne Harris is the new Chief of Stz’uminus First Nation (Submitted photo)

Roxanne Harris elected Chief for Stz’uminus First Nation

Harris will replace longtime Chief, John Elliott

Roxanne Harris is the new Chief of Stz’uminus First Nation (Submitted photo)
Jim Shockey stands beside the leg of the Giganotosaurus (Cole Schisler photo)

Meet the Cowichan Valley’s only Giganotosaurus

The giganotosaurus is 37 feet long, however it’s not as large as the other dinosaur Shockey acquired

Jim Shockey stands beside the leg of the Giganotosaurus (Cole Schisler photo)
Mary Marcotte and her family watched as a parade of familiar faces drove by (Submitted photo)

Mary Marcotte honoured with parade after 25 years of serving Area H

Around 150 people were counted, all of whom were familiar faces

Mary Marcotte and her family watched as a parade of familiar faces drove by (Submitted photo)
From left to right: Aaron Stone, Mayor of Ladysmith and CVRD Board Chair; Doug Routley, MLA for Nanaimo-North Cowichan; Paul Manly, MP for Nanaimo-Ladysmith (Black Press file photo)

Politics in a pandemic: local leaders speak on managing the COVID-19 crisis

Aaron Stone, Doug Routley, and Paul Manly speak on their experience with the COVID-19 pandemic

From left to right: Aaron Stone, Mayor of Ladysmith and CVRD Board Chair; Doug Routley, MLA for Nanaimo-North Cowichan; Paul Manly, MP for Nanaimo-Ladysmith (Black Press file photo)
Kiwi Cove Community Garden makes ‘immeasurable difference’ to Ladysmith food security

Kiwi Cove Community Garden makes ‘immeasurable difference’ to Ladysmith food security

The Kiwi Cove Community Garden has been in operation since 2006

Kiwi Cove Community Garden makes ‘immeasurable difference’ to Ladysmith food security
The temporary public washroom will remain in place until the end of September (Cole Schisler photo)

Downtown temporary washroom to remain in place until end of September

Town council determined no action was required on the issue

The temporary public washroom will remain in place until the end of September (Cole Schisler photo)
A bushfire broke out near Christie Falls around 1:30 pm on Sunday, August 16 (Kris Hill photo)

Bush fire near Christie Falls extinguished on hottest day of the year

The fire was estimated to reach roughly a hectare and a half in size

A bushfire broke out near Christie Falls around 1:30 pm on Sunday, August 16 (Kris Hill photo)
Betska K-Burr poses with her 2019 award from CEO Today Magazine (Submitted photo)

Ladysmith life coach wins international award two years in a row

Bestka K-Burr has been named among the Top 100 Management Consultants in the World

Betska K-Burr poses with her 2019 award from CEO Today Magazine (Submitted photo)
The temporary public washroom outside the Ladysmith Health Food Store (Cole Schisler photo)

Businesses mixed on downtown temporary washroom

Ladysmith Health Food Stores launches petition against the temporary washroom

The temporary public washroom outside the Ladysmith Health Food Store (Cole Schisler photo)
Cheri and Brianne Mactier (Sani Clark photo)

Cheri Mactier celebrates 20 years in Ladysmith real estate

After 20 years in town, Mactier’s daughter, Brianne Mactier is joining the family business

Cheri and Brianne Mactier (Sani Clark photo)
The first parklet patio in downtown Ladysmith was constructed in under 12 hours (Marsh Stevens photo)

First downtown parklet patio installed on 1st Avenue

Social distancing regulations will determine the total seat count

The first parklet patio in downtown Ladysmith was constructed in under 12 hours (Marsh Stevens photo)
The cast of LSS’s production of Newsies pose on the steps of the Island Hotel (Submitted photo)

LSS students make video to commemorate 2020 musical

The LSS production of Newsies was cancelled due to COVID-19

The cast of LSS’s production of Newsies pose on the steps of the Island Hotel (Submitted photo)
Pieter Stegeman crafted Air-Float-One out of mostly recycled materials (Cole Schisler photo)

Local handyman crafts emergency float from recycled materials

Pieter Stegeman built Air-Float-One to keep himself busy during the pandemic

Pieter Stegeman crafted Air-Float-One out of mostly recycled materials (Cole Schisler photo)
Chewy perches on the fence of the Forest Field during soccer practice (Submitted photo)

‘He has a home’, the tale of Ladysmith’s Turf Kitty

Chewy, also known as ‘Turf Kitty’, is a popular presence at Forrest Field

Chewy perches on the fence of the Forest Field during soccer practice (Submitted photo)
Ladysmith Fire Rescue quickly doused the fire (Cole Schisler photo)

Downtown Ladysmith vehicle fire quickly extinguished

LFR Lieutenant Matt Rickett said that everyone involved responded exactly how they were supposed to

Ladysmith Fire Rescue quickly doused the fire (Cole Schisler photo)
Volunteer performers will be featured in a series of videos for LMS’s Kids Pirate Event (Dean Richards photo)

LMS hosts virtual Kids’ Pirate Event in late August

Kids’ Pirate Event will feature five days of online content

Volunteer performers will be featured in a series of videos for LMS’s Kids Pirate Event (Dean Richards photo)
Vicky Gautreau smiles behind the counter of Mr. Popper’s Sweet Shoppe (Cole Schisler photo)

Ladysmith a little less sweet with closure of Mr. Poppers Sweet Shoppe

Mr. Popper’s Sweet Shoppe is closing after 14-years in business

Vicky Gautreau smiles behind the counter of Mr. Popper’s Sweet Shoppe (Cole Schisler photo)
Bob Burgess in his natural habitat (Submitted photo)
Bob Burgess in his natural habitat (Submitted photo)
The Ladysmith Boys and Girls Club (Town of Ladysmith photo)

Town of Ladysmith, Boys and Girls Club, receive $875,000 grant to fund new child care spaces

The new childcare spaces are being created at the BGCCVI’s Ladysmith location at 220 High Street

The Ladysmith Boys and Girls Club (Town of Ladysmith photo)