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PRIME MINISTER PART OF FIRST NATIONS PARADE: Tla-o-qui-aht First Nations Days was celebrated in Tofino on Monday

Trudeaus enjoy some Tofino time

Prime Minister Justin Trudeau took time out of his family vacation to participate in Tla-o-qui-aht First Nation Days opening ceremonies

PRIME MINISTER PART OF FIRST NATIONS PARADE: Tla-o-qui-aht First Nations Days was celebrated in Tofino on Monday
A poster for the Tour de Rock fundraiser showing of Disney’s Zootopia at Market Square Aug. 23.

Zootopia airs outdoors Aug. 23

So what could be better than a night out at the movies with family and friends

A poster for the Tour de Rock fundraiser showing of Disney’s Zootopia at Market Square Aug. 23.
CWAV Executive Director Jane Sterk

CWAV awarded contract for Victim Services

For the Cowichan Valley Police Based Victim Services (PBVS) to Cowichan Women Against Violence (CWAV) Society.

CWAV Executive Director Jane Sterk
Delores Brown

RCMP still seeking information in year-old Delores Brown homicide

On Aug. 19, her body was discovered near Norway Island, and investigators quickly determined Delores had met with foul play

Delores Brown

Stock the Locker campaign kicks-off

Summer time, and the living is easy… for some.

Myfanwy Plecas has been chosen Ladysmith’s Citizen of the Year

Citizen of Year 2016-17

But Myf, who was to be surprised with the honour, surprised organizers by being away on vacation.

Myfanwy Plecas has been chosen Ladysmith’s Citizen of the Year

Ladysmith Days parade rates as a ‘great success’

There were over 40 entries, more than last year, even though some groups pulled out at the last minute

4th Ave. goes back to drawing board

Planned upgrades to Fourth Ave. between White and Hambrook streets

Options in the CVRD will change as of Oct. 3 BC Transit has announced 

Ladysmith-Duncan bus coming Oct. 3

Will provide three round trips Monday to Friday

Options in the CVRD will change as of Oct. 3 BC Transit has announced 
Merganser mother with chicks.

Capture wildlife in a photo; win BCSPCA prize

It’s time to get out there and capture some wildlife… digitally, that is

Merganser mother with chicks.

Leave parking for tourists, shoppers urges LDBA

Finding the three public off-street lots should be easy enough with new signs

Tender for Viki Lyne disposal is posted

Local governments, environmental groups and concerned citizens have held protests and written letters urging action on the Viki Lyne II,

Vancouver Island University students Raquel Greiter

Oysters help scientists learn about microplastics pollution

Microplastics can absorb and concentrate chemicals, then end up being eaten by marine organisms

Vancouver Island University students Raquel Greiter
A design rendering of Crofton’s new skate park. More drawings are available at www.goo.gl/qPtWSQ

Crofton skatepark opens January

A brand new 4,800 sq. ft. skate park at 1537 Chaplin Street, just up from the Vesuvius ferry landing.

A design rendering of Crofton’s new skate park. More drawings are available at www.goo.gl/qPtWSQ
The Cowichan Valley is one of the favoured destinations of visitors to Vancouver Island

Tourism Cowichan ‘rebranding’ its marketing

Tourist operators are being invited to a ‘rebranding’ exercise for the Cowichan region

The Cowichan Valley is one of the favoured destinations of visitors to Vancouver Island
A moving moment

A moving moment

Ladysmith Camera Club’s June Photo of the Month contest themed on ‘Motion.’

A moving moment
Until July 25 cat lovers in B.C. can adopt an adult feline friend from the SPCA for half the usual price

SPCA’s sweet deal on cats

Get all the feline love for half the price.

Until July 25 cat lovers in B.C. can adopt an adult feline friend from the SPCA for half the usual price

Man assaulted, beaten by pair on Old Victoria Rd. in Chemainus

RCMP asking public for information to help identify attackers in July 12 incident

If you’re looking for a quick history of Ladysmith

Ladysmith historical sketch on Transfer Beach plaques

If you’re looking for a quick history of Ladysmith, starting from pre-colonial times, then take a walk down to Transfer Beach

If you’re looking for a quick history of Ladysmith
Two of the new Salish class ferries

New BC Ferries coming

Travel to and from the southern Gulf Islands will get easier

Two of the new Salish class ferries