Cole Schisler

Vancouver Island Arts Councils get big grant for investment in digital skills

Vancouver Island Arts Councils get big grant for investment in digital skills

Several Island arts councils banded together to receive the $212,000 grant

Vancouver Island Arts Councils get big grant for investment in digital skills
There is minimal contact between press workers and newspapers (Black Press photo)

Your newspaper is safe to touch

The printing process ensures minimal contact with newspaper copies

There is minimal contact between press workers and newspapers (Black Press photo)
Ladysmith resident, Brittany Cahill sent a letter to the Easter Bunny asking if he could come to visit the children of Ladysmith (Submitted photo)

Easter Bunny to visit Ladysmith Easter Sunday

He has requested that children and families maintain social distancing

Ladysmith resident, Brittany Cahill sent a letter to the Easter Bunny asking if he could come to visit the children of Ladysmith (Submitted photo)
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‘It lifts the spirits’, LRCA Senior’s Coordinator encourages community to check in with seniors

The LRCA has been calling seniors to check in on what services they may need

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Mid-Island Panago locations are offering free pizza to first responders (Cole Schisler photo)

Mid-Island Panago locations offer free pizza to first responders

First responder can get free pizza at Panago in Parksville, Nanaimo, Ladysmith, Duncan, and Mill Bay

Mid-Island Panago locations are offering free pizza to first responders (Cole Schisler photo)
Breanne King helping deliver gloves to Ladysmith Community Health Centre (Submitted photo)

Ladysmith Rotary Club donates 2,000 gloves to Ladysmith Health Centre

Due to a typo, the Rotary Club ended up with 3,500 gloves. Enough to last them 10 years

Breanne King helping deliver gloves to Ladysmith Community Health Centre (Submitted photo)
A crowbar was used to try and pry open the door of Black Door Decor (Submitted photo)

Downtown businesses suffer attempted break-ins

Downtown Business Assocation requests additional security measures

A crowbar was used to try and pry open the door of Black Door Decor (Submitted photo)
Martin Tang chops vegetables in his kitchen at Appetit Food for Thought (Cole Schisler photo)

Martin Tang’s thoughtful approach to food in downtown Ladysmith

The owner of Appetit Food for Thought talks about nearly 20 years in business in downtown Ladysmith

Martin Tang chops vegetables in his kitchen at Appetit Food for Thought (Cole Schisler photo)
Nikki MacCallum never thought she’d be making masks and gowns, but COVID-19 changed that (NikkiDesigns photo)

Ladysmith designer donates her time to make free face masks and gowns

Nikki MacCallum works three days a week on masks and gowns, and three days on her regular business

Nikki MacCallum never thought she’d be making masks and gowns, but COVID-19 changed that (NikkiDesigns photo)
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LDCU offers no interest loans for members in need

Existing members can borrow up to $5,000 interest free

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Wash Me On Ludlow is at risk of closing if bad behaviour continues (Wash Me On Ludlow photo)

‘I just don’t get it’, Wash Me on Ludlow suffers thefts and abuse of services

Owner Michelle Nischi is concerned for her health and her business

Wash Me On Ludlow is at risk of closing if bad behaviour continues (Wash Me On Ludlow photo)
Local businesses are adapting to life under COVID-19 restriction (Town of Ladysmith photo)

Ladysmith businesses carry on in the time of COVID-19

Local businesses struggle to stay open and serve the public

Local businesses are adapting to life under COVID-19 restriction (Town of Ladysmith photo)
Ladysmith’s Olympian, Faith Knelson is focused on staying healthy for the 2021 Olympics (Submitted photo)

Ladysmith Olympic hopeful shares her emotional journey to the Tokyo Games

When Faith Knelson learned Canada withdrew from the Olympics she had ‘five million emotions at once’

Ladysmith’s Olympian, Faith Knelson is focused on staying healthy for the 2021 Olympics (Submitted photo)
Ladysmith 7-Eleven has posted a notice that the store has a confirmed case of COVID-19 (Submitted photo)

7-Eleven Canada announces confirmed case of COVID-19 at Ladysmith 7-Eleven

Anyone who may have visited Ladysmith 7-Eleven between March 5 and March 11 is asked to call 811

Ladysmith 7-Eleven has posted a notice that the store has a confirmed case of COVID-19 (Submitted photo)
Forget Me Not will close its doors May 30, 2020 (Cole Schisler photo)

After 10 years, Forget Me Not closes for good on May 30

Store owner Janine Peters said owning the store in Ladysmith has been amazing for her and her family

Forget Me Not will close its doors May 30, 2020 (Cole Schisler photo)
COVID-19 Image Credit: CDC

Possible COVID-19 exposure reported at Ladysmith Boys and Girls Club

The Boys and Girls Club recommends staff and families follow provincial guidelines

COVID-19 Image Credit: CDC
Carter and Colton Pearson donned their matching green dinosaur hoodies to keep in theme with St. Patrick’s Day (Submitted photo)

Ladysmith families celebrate St. Patrick’s Day with Shamrock Hunt

The idea was to bring the community together in a way that protected everyone’s health

Carter and Colton Pearson donned their matching green dinosaur hoodies to keep in theme with St. Patrick’s Day (Submitted photo)
CrossFit Ladysmith is transitioning to online classes (CrossFit Ladysmith photo)

CrossFit Ladysmith offers online workouts during COVID-19 closure

They will also offer free daily workouts on their public Facebook page for the entire community

CrossFit Ladysmith is transitioning to online classes (CrossFit Ladysmith photo)
Filming in Ladysmith has been postponed (Black Press file photo)

Resident Alien production takes two-week hiatus amid COVID-19 pandemic

Resident Alien was scheduled to return for filming in Ladysmith from March 13 to March 17

Filming in Ladysmith has been postponed (Black Press file photo)
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