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investladysmith.ca and tourismladysmith.ca are now open to the public (investladysmith.ca photo)

Ladysmith investment and tourism websites now live

The pair of websites launched June 9, and will serve to attract tourism and investment to Ladysmith

investladysmith.ca and tourismladysmith.ca are now open to the public (investladysmith.ca photo)
Councillor Jeff Virtanen and Mayor Aaron Stone at the February 18 Regular Council Meeting (Cole Schisler photo)

Town of Ladysmith adopts 1.92 percent tax increase for 2020

Mayor Aaron Stone said the increase balances lost revenue while maintaining town services

Councillor Jeff Virtanen and Mayor Aaron Stone at the February 18 Regular Council Meeting (Cole Schisler photo)
An anti-racism rally took to the streets of downtown Victoria Monday, June 1, in solidarity with movements taking place across the U.S. and Canada. (Katherine Engqvist/News Staff)

Canada has a colour blindness problem when it comes to anti-black racism

It is time for Canada to cast a critical eye on racial inequality

An anti-racism rally took to the streets of downtown Victoria Monday, June 1, in solidarity with movements taking place across the U.S. and Canada. (Katherine Engqvist/News Staff)
Dionte Jelks, his wife Elizabeth, and their sons Noe, Jeremy, and Kian (Submitted photo)

Ladysmith principal mourns family killed during US protests

Jelks says he’s grateful for the outpouring of support from the community in the wake of this tragedy

Dionte Jelks, his wife Elizabeth, and their sons Noe, Jeremy, and Kian (Submitted photo)
Vancouver Island Regional Library will begin offering takeout style services at branches in their service area (News Bulletin file)

Vancouver Island Regional Libraries to offer ‘takeout’ style services

VIRL will offer the service on a branch-by-branch basis

Vancouver Island Regional Library will begin offering takeout style services at branches in their service area (News Bulletin file)
Brent Remley, who is staying in Ladysmith to work on his dream boat, claims a Ladysmith Bylaw Officer profiled him based on his appearance and accused him of squatting at Transfer Beach Park (Submitted photo)

Man claims Ladysmith Bylaw Officer accused him of ‘squatting’ at Transfer Beach

Remley believes the officer was profiling him because of his long hair and long beard

Brent Remley, who is staying in Ladysmith to work on his dream boat, claims a Ladysmith Bylaw Officer profiled him based on his appearance and accused him of squatting at Transfer Beach Park (Submitted photo)
A 1972 Nova SS posed outside Ladysmith A&W during the 2018 cruising season (Dan Dertien/Vancouver Island Hot Rods photo)

Ladysmith A&W plans community Rod Run for June 4

Cruisin’ the Dub will look a little different this year due to the COVID-19 pandemic

A 1972 Nova SS posed outside Ladysmith A&W during the 2018 cruising season (Dan Dertien/Vancouver Island Hot Rods photo)
A muscle car passes by Kay Rozzano to wish her a happy birthday (Cole Schisler photo)

Ladysmith centenarian honoured with birthday parade

Kay Rozzano said she’s been looking forward to this birthday ‘for 100 years’

A muscle car passes by Kay Rozzano to wish her a happy birthday (Cole Schisler photo)
A site map of the uplands area attached in the Golder Report (Submitted photo)

Council votes to move forward with detailed site investigation of waterfront area lands

The “uplands area” of the Ladysmith waterfront has historical contaminants that must be remediated

A site map of the uplands area attached in the Golder Report (Submitted photo)
Dr. Donald Hilton and Mrs. Joyce Hilton donated $50,000 to the Chemainus Theatre (Submitted photo)

Chemainus family pledges $50,000 to Chemainus Theatre Crisis Relief Fund

The Hilton family pledged $50,000 toward a matched fund. If fully matched, it will raise $100,000

Dr. Donald Hilton and Mrs. Joyce Hilton donated $50,000 to the Chemainus Theatre (Submitted photo)
Some of the face masks made by Cheryl Lowrence (Submitted photo)

Local woman makes face masks to raise funds for LRCA Food Bank

Cheryl Lowrence made 30 face masks and raised $326.25 for the food bank

Some of the face masks made by Cheryl Lowrence (Submitted photo)
Sheila and John Richards recorded the music video with their son Dean on the front porch of their Ladysmith Home (Dean Richards photo)

Ladysmith family creates music video to show appreciation for community in the face of COVID-19

Sheila Richards, 77 is the star of new music video celebrating community kindness in Ladysmith

Sheila and John Richards recorded the music video with their son Dean on the front porch of their Ladysmith Home (Dean Richards photo)
Category 2 and 3 burns have been prohibited since April 16, 2020 (File photo)

Burning complaints prompt regulation reminder from North Oyster Volunteer Fire Department

NOVFD has responded to at least 10 burning complaints in since April 1

Category 2 and 3 burns have been prohibited since April 16, 2020 (File photo)
The Transfer Beach parking lot has reopened. Users are reminded to maintain physical distancing (Cole Schisler photo)

Transfer Beach and Holland Creek trailhead parking lots reopened

The lots were reopened for Victoria Day weekend

The Transfer Beach parking lot has reopened. Users are reminded to maintain physical distancing (Cole Schisler photo)
Samantha and Steven Elkiw are happy that Jerry’s Cannabis is finally open to the public (Cole Schisler photo)

Ladysmith’s first cannabis store now open to the public

Jerry’s Cannabis opened May 14, 2020 becoming the first licensed cannabis store in Ladysmith

Samantha and Steven Elkiw are happy that Jerry’s Cannabis is finally open to the public (Cole Schisler photo)
Marta Lovika visits her husband Retired Lieutenant Commander, David Atkinson, through the window at Oyster Harbour (Submitted photo)

Oyster Harbour adapts to keep residents safe and connected during COVID-19

The ban on visitors has been the hardest adjustment for residents

Marta Lovika visits her husband Retired Lieutenant Commander, David Atkinson, through the window at Oyster Harbour (Submitted photo)
Home Care Nurses for Ladysmith Community Health Services: Joan MacKinnon, Jennifer DeClark, Rob King, Noreen Wilson (Submitted photo)

Nurses Week 2020 highlights health care champions

LCHC leader, Shauna McGoldrick says that nurses want the public to keep up their good work

Home Care Nurses for Ladysmith Community Health Services: Joan MacKinnon, Jennifer DeClark, Rob King, Noreen Wilson (Submitted photo)
The Ladysmith Machine Shop (File photo)

Machine Shop upgrades will exceed original cost projections

An estimated $450,000 is needed to make the Machine Shop habitable for tenants

The Ladysmith Machine Shop (File photo)
Pictured are Kinsmen members Duck Paterson (left) and Mike Richardson (right) being socially distanced from Museum president Quentin Goodbody (centre) while presenting a $500 check to cover the cost of painting the Ladysmith Museum (Submitted photo)

Ladysmith Kinsmen continue to donate during COVID-19 pandemic

The Kinsmen recently donated to the Ladysmith Historical Society and LaFF

Pictured are Kinsmen members Duck Paterson (left) and Mike Richardson (right) being socially distanced from Museum president Quentin Goodbody (centre) while presenting a $500 check to cover the cost of painting the Ladysmith Museum (Submitted photo)
Canada’s House of Commons (File photo)

COVID-19 pandemic sparks calls for progressive federal policies

Nanaimo-Ladysmith MP Paul Manly is calling for the implementation of a guaranteed livable income

Canada’s House of Commons (File photo)