Ed Nicholson

A bakery on First Avenue is now serving a fifth generation of Ladysmith residents and visitors

Ladysmith Chamber Week: Count the memories, not the calories

Have you ever strolled down First Avenue and suddenly become aware of the irresistible aroma of cinnamon buns?

A bakery on First Avenue is now serving a fifth generation of Ladysmith residents and visitors
The opening address at the present city hall by Mayor Len Ryan in 1952.

A brief history of our city halls

In February of 1902, a group of local businessmen met in the Checkers Room of the Grand Hotel to form the Ladysmith Board of Trade.

The opening address at the present city hall by Mayor Len Ryan in 1952.
Knights Book Store in 1911

Main Street Pt. 2: growing pains

Once the spur line to Extension and the coal bunkers were constructed, work began on the new settlement.

Knights Book Store in 1911
Pictured here are the seven scholarship winners in the Grade 12 graduating class at Ladysmith Secondary School.

Where are the 1964 scholarship winners now?

Six of the seven students are living on Vancouver Island

Pictured here are the seven scholarship winners in the Grade 12 graduating class at Ladysmith Secondary School.

March madness in Ladysmith – Chronicles From The Past

Ed Nicholson of the Ladysmith and District Archives shares the news from March 1914, 1939 and 1964 in his monthly column.

Shootout in the Ship’s Saloon – Chronicles From The Past

Ed Nicholson shares the top news in Ladysmith from December 1913, 1938 and 1963 in his monthly column.

Nobody ‘mooved’ to deal with loose cows on First Avenue – Chronicles From The Past

Ed Nicholson shares the top news from November 1913, 1938 and 1963 in his monthly column.

Fall Fair prizes given out — Chronicles From The Past

Ed Nicholson of the Ladysmith and District Archives shares the news from October 1913, 1938 and 1963 in his monthly column.

Mining conflict spread into Ladysmith — Chronicles From The Past

In this second column in a two-part series, Ed Nicholson of the Ladysmith Historical Society shares news about the miners' strike of 1913.

Covering the miners’ strike 100 years ago — Chronicles From The Past

Ed Nicholson of the Ladysmith Historical Society offers the first part in a series about the coal miners' strike in August 1913.

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No hope for labour settlement in 1913 — Chronicles From The Past

Ed Nicholson of the Ladysmith Historical Society shares the news from 1913, 1938 and 1963.

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Choosing a new Canadian flag caused heated arguments — Chronicles From the Past

Ed Nicholson of the Ladysmith Historical Society shares the news that was fit to print in June 1913, 1938 and 1963.

Comox Logging was one of the largest logging companies in the world — Chronicles From the Past

Ed Nicholson of the Ladysmith Historical Society shares the news from May 1913, May 1938 and May 1963.

Strike rumours were flying in Ladysmith in April 1913 – Chronicles From the Past

Ed Nicholson shares the top news from April 1913, 1938 and 1963 in his Columns From the Past column.

Concerned about poor attendance

Campaign for constuction of Ladysmith community centre began in 1963 — Chronicles From the Past

Ed Nicholson shares the Ladysmith news from March 1913, 1938 and 1963 in his Chronicles From the Past column.

Concerned about poor attendance

Davis Road Elementary opened during Education Week — Chronicles From The Past

Ed Nicholson looks back at some of the top news in Ladysmith in February 1913, 1938 and 1963.

The Mush Alley Kids at a birthday party: from left

Heritage Week: The history of Mush Alley

Ed Nicholson of the Ladysmith Historical Society shares stories from Mush Alley, a Scottish neighbourhood on the south side of town.

The Mush Alley Kids at a birthday party: from left

Ladysmith teen performed with Rolf Harris in the U.K. – Chronicles From The Past

Ed Nicholson of the Ladysmith Historical Society shares the news from January 1913, 1938 and 1963 in his Chronicles From The Past column.

This photo was taken around 1912

A 1912 Ladysmith Christmas

Ed Nicholson of the Ladysmith Historical Society offers a story of a snowy Christmas Eve in Ladysmith in 1912 in his historical column.

This photo was taken around 1912

December 1962 election was biggest in Ladysmith’s history – Chronicles From The Past

Ed Nicholson of the Ladysmith Historical Society shares the news from December 1912, 1937 and 1962 in his Chronicles From The Past column.