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A participant tries navigating a go cart while talking on a cellphone during a distracted driving presentation that took place in Terrace last month.

RCMP urging drivers not to get distracted

Greater numbers of distracted and speeding drivers were pulled over by BC RCMP provincial Integrated Road Safety Units

A participant tries navigating a go cart while talking on a cellphone during a distracted driving presentation that took place in Terrace last month.
Novel Voz from Havana

Cuban sound in Ladysmith

Jazz septet Novel Voz from Havana will be coming to Ladysmith United Church

Novel Voz from Havana
Fine arts displayed by Chemainus Sec. students June 7-9

Fine arts displayed by Chemainus Sec. students June 7-9

Community invited to take in shows in Dance, Music and Art

Fine arts displayed by Chemainus Sec. students June 7-9

LAST WORD FOR JUNE 1, 2016

Check out the summer list of events, activities, happenings

Aiden Jeffries in the 50m butterfly

Swim Club results

Five Orcas swimmers attended the 13th Annual Wavemaker Long Course Invitational Meet in Victoria April 29 to May 1.

Aiden Jeffries in the 50m butterfly
The annual road hockey match marks the memory of Ladysmith’s Mike Pellatt

Pellatt Cup Winners

Players and supporters celebrated the completion of the Pellatt Cup Saturday, May 14 in Saltair

The annual road hockey match marks the memory of Ladysmith’s Mike Pellatt
The automobile is one of the main culprits when it comes to fossil fuel use and global warming.

Global Warming tracks 9.5 degrees scientists predict

Fossil fuel habit must be kicked

The automobile is one of the main culprits when it comes to fossil fuel use and global warming.

News Briefs for May 25

CVRD adds electronics to recycling 

Site lets you find your ‘element’ when visiting Vancouver Island

Program directs visitors to places suited to their hearts’ desires

Brian Riddell

TimberWest donates $40k for salmon habitat

TimberWest added another $40,000 to the more than $1 million it has donated to the Pacific Salmon Foundation

Brian Riddell
Firefighters battled flames for three hours in a fire that destroyed a home and structures in Crofton on Saturday

House badly damaged in May 14 Crofton fire

Volunteer firefighters from four different halls — Crofton, Chemainus, Maple Bay and South End — were called to the blaze

Firefighters battled flames for three hours in a fire that destroyed a home and structures in Crofton on Saturday

Red tide warning issued

Fisheries and Oceans Canada (DFO) closed large portions of the Strait of Georgia last week to the harvest of bivalve molluscs

The 2016 Tour de Rock team was announced at Shawnigan Lake School Friday

Tour de Rock team announced in Shawnigan Lake

They’ve had a big cheer, now practice will begin in earnest for the 17 members of the 2016 Tour de Rock Team

The 2016 Tour de Rock team was announced at Shawnigan Lake School Friday

News Briefs for May 18, 2016

School District to consider smaller board

Barred owls are among the 800 west cost species you will find on B.C.’s West Coast

App opens a window into Central Coast Biodiversity

The app identifies over 700 species in the Great Bear Rainforest

Barred owls are among the 800 west cost species you will find on B.C.’s West Coast
Bluegrass Fever will be the featured performers at an Open Stage concert in Chemainus Saturday

Open Stage to feature Bluegrass Fever

Local performers take to the stage at St. Michael’s Hall Saturday, May 21

Bluegrass Fever will be the featured performers at an Open Stage concert in Chemainus Saturday

Be a ‘Hometown Tourist’ June 18 & 19

There’s always something new to discover, or a new perspective to take on something you thought you’d discovered a long time ago.

Cassidy Mobile Park raises Fort Mac funds

$363 had been raised for the Fort MacMurray Wildfire Fund.

May 22

The Last Word for May 18, 2016

May 22, The DieMahler Quartet, St Michael’s Church, Chemainus, 2 p.m.

May 22

Alf Carter Band leads Kinsmen fundraiser

Carter and sisters Karen Lonsdale and Barbara Stewart have been entertaining Mid-Island audiences for many years