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Quality Foods earns Business of the Year award

Grocery chain has made inroads into West Shore retail market

INTERACTIVE MAP: Top 100 highest assessed homes on Vancouver Island

Exclusive islands, Saanich acreages and Oak Bay waterfront mansions are among the highest valued Island residences

Stuck gym lockers, job queries top 2016 list of reasons to not call 911

Non-emergency calls can delay the response to a legitimate emergency

Benjamin Moore celebrates anniversary

The new Benjamin Moore store in Ladysmith is preparing to celebrate its first year of business in the community.

Ladysmith small businesses offered webinar programs

Ladysmith has partnered with Small Business BC to launch a new webinar program.

Ladysmith Secondary prepare for North Islands tournament in town

Ladysmith Secondary’s senior girls volleyball team competed in a tournament in Campbell River this past weekend.

Trailer destroyed in fire at Montainaire RV park near Ladysmith

A fire at a nearby RV park just outside of Ladysmith over the weekend has left one trailer gutted and another severely damaged.

VIDEO: Watch IHIT press conference

Watch a streaming feed of a press conference held by the Integrated Homicide Investigation Team.

Salamander Books a staple in Ladysmith

Frieda Douglas, owner of Salamander Books, has made it her goal to create a comfortable atmosphere for shoppers.

Ladysmith IslandSavings branch gives ‘huge donation’ to food bank

The Ladysmith branch of IslandSavings has donated $2,500 to the local food bank.

School board tests new emergency radios during ShakeOut BC

ShakeOut BC last Thursday was an opportunity for the school board to practise using dozens of new two-way radios

Ladysmith makes efficiencies to low flush toilet rebate program

Ladysmith is making efficiencies to how low flush toilet rebates will be issued to property owners in the future.

Province ready for drill

Annual earthquake preparedness event takes place Thursday

Travel consultant offers tips during trade show

Claire Newell, host of Travel Best Bets, talks during Bucket List Travel Show at Nanaimo Airport

Chemainus resident receives writing award

Special reception held at The Union Club of British Columbia in Victoria on Oct. 15.

Ladysmith’s Pharmasave offers travel advice

BUSINESS NOTES - News from the Ladysmith Business Community

What annoying habit in other people annoys you the most?

ON THE STREET - Asking Ladysmith and Chemainus residents and visitors about issues important to them

Recycling app in use

w it’s super easy for ghosts and goblins to clean up after Halloween

Flu shots recommended

The risk of passing the virus on to those most at risk can result in hospitalization or death

Police collecting unwanted firearms in October

A province-wide firearms amnesty, in effect since Oct. 1