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Extreme weather shelter questions answered

Just because you don’t have a roof over your head doesn’t mean you don’t have a place to call home.

Treva Hinchcliffe

Rainforest Arts holds opening Aug. 4

Chemainus residents and visitors are invited to the grand opening of Rainforest Arts Aug. 4, from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. at 9781 Willow Street.

Treva Hinchcliffe
Kamryn

Under 9 Cannons sweep Qualicum tourney

The Ladysmith Cannons U9 baseball team won all four of their games at the Qualicum Jamboree July 9 and 10.

Kamryn
Kamryn

Fishing for fun, and getting hooked

There are lots of kids who have never experienced the joys of fishing

Kamryn
The Spinney Brothers

Spinney Brothers to headline Chemainus Bluegrass Festival

This year’s Bluegrass Festival will take place Saturday, July 16 and Sunday, July 17 at Waterwheel Park.

The Spinney Brothers
The Cactus Cadillacs will be on stage at Transfer Beach

Ladysmith Concerts in the Park underway

The Concerts in the Park series, organized by the Ladysmith Resources Centre Association

The Cactus Cadillacs will be on stage at Transfer Beach
Coast Salish Development Corp. ‘New Town’ project underway

Coast Salish Development Corp. ‘New Town’ project underway

Phase one of a 10,000 sq. ft. retail and office development is underway

Coast Salish Development Corp. ‘New Town’ project underway

News Briefs for July 13, 2016

LMS Purple Martin open house July 16

Seniors drop-in coffee times are available at LRCA.

Seniors invited to drop-in at LRCA for coffee, friends

Invitation for seniors in the Ladysmith area to drop-in for a coffee

Seniors drop-in coffee times are available at LRCA.

Van. Island’s economy recovered during 2015

According to a regional check-up by the Chartered Professional Accountants of B.C.

Ladysmith Legion chooses new executive and board

Jeanne Sene was voted in as the new president of Ladysmith Legion, Branch 141

Heather Dunne

Heather Dunne named a B.C. Health Care Hero

It takes time and perspective to see trend lines in an occupation as complex and demanding as health care

Heather Dunne

News Briefs for July 6, 2016

Chemainus boil water order lifted

University of Victoria geographer Maycira Costa demonstrates how ‘citizen scientists’ will take photos of the Strait of Georgia as part of a project that will measure the health of the Salish Sea.

BC Ferries become floating labs, classrooms in summer programs

BC Ferries passengers will be able to engage in some research and higher learning as they make their crossings this summer.

University of Victoria geographer Maycira Costa demonstrates how ‘citizen scientists’ will take photos of the Strait of Georgia as part of a project that will measure the health of the Salish Sea.
Entry in the Amateur Photography Contest: Jennifer Prochazka. Happiness-Daisy-Lou

We want your best photos

Your BC 'Best Shot' photo contest is now underway. Check out our top 3 photo tips. Entry deadline July 4th 2016

Entry in the Amateur Photography Contest: Jennifer Prochazka. Happiness-Daisy-Lou
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CANADA DAY QUIZ: How well do you know Canadian trivia?

In honour of Canada's 149th birthday, we have compiled some Canadian trivia questions. How many can you answer?

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Students at St. Joseph’s Elementary School played the Bone Game June 22

Students learn to play Bone Game

Part of a cultural heritage that goes back centuries

Students at St. Joseph’s Elementary School played the Bone Game June 22

News Briefs for June 29, 2016

Ladysmith Rotary official sponsor of Disaster Aid Canada

Seniors helped

Students in Ladysmith are helping seniors and gaining valuable experience

Suicide prevention: Get real about it GRASP tells youth

GRASP is a three day workshop that helps youth build coping skills for dealing with personal crises and helping others