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North Cowichan Council updates

From the May 4,2016 council meeting

Two millionth flyer to pass through Nanaimo Airport

To mark the occasion Nanaimo Airport is launching its You’re One in 2 Million campaign.

LAST WORD FOR MAY 11, 2016

May 6-28, Harvey, The Chemainus Theatre Festival, The Chemainus Theatre Festival presents Broadway’s charming comedy of errors, Harvey,

Erika Nadon captured the February Photo of the Month for the Ladysmith Camera Club.

Photographer captures translucence up close

Erika Nadon captured the February Photo of the Month for the Ladysmith Camera Club

Erika Nadon captured the February Photo of the Month for the Ladysmith Camera Club.

Museum opens summer hours

Ladysmith & District Historical Society volunteers will be on hand to share interesting facts and tidbits about the town they love

Fort McMurray fire scene from YouTube video.

VIDEO: Escape from Fort McMurray firestorm, how you can help

Harrowing video emerging of the escape from Fort Mac wildfires, how you can contribute to help those left homeless

Fort McMurray fire scene from YouTube video.

LAST WORD FOR MAY 4, 2016

May 6-7, Crofton Art Group annual show and sale at the Crofton Seniors Centre,

Living up to a guide promise

Living up to a guide promise

Ladysmith Guides spent their evening cleaning the shoreline park area of Tranfer Beach

Living up to a guide promise

Book Fest Authors read in Ladysmith

Four authors, who will be participating in the Vancouver Island Children’s Book Fest May 7 in Nanaimo

Cello Mizumoto will be one of the performers at a hoedown and square dance to be held at Chemainus Gardens May 6

Square dance in Chemainus

There’ll be foot stomping and fancy stepping Friday, May 6 at the Chemainus Gardens RV Park,

Cello Mizumoto will be one of the performers at a hoedown and square dance to be held at Chemainus Gardens May 6
Pendulum drawing table

Old wood recycled through artistic vision

It was too precious to dispose of, Gallery President Kathy Holmes thought, so she contacted Bill Thompson

Pendulum drawing table
Paramedic union president Bronwyn Barter

Paramedics make house calls in rural program

80 full-time and half-time positions to keep paramedics in small B.C. towns, and patients out of emergency

Paramedic union president Bronwyn Barter
Mid Isle Soccer President Willow Hartig and coach Bill Merriman accept the keys to the Mid-Isle Soccer storage unit from Kinsmen Vice President Mike Sumpter. Looking on is Jeff Pinkney

Storage containers placed at Forrest Field

Soccer and football teams at Forrest Field in Ladysmith now have a place to store their stuff.

Mid Isle Soccer President Willow Hartig and coach Bill Merriman accept the keys to the Mid-Isle Soccer storage unit from Kinsmen Vice President Mike Sumpter. Looking on is Jeff Pinkney
Farms like this one in Saltair are home to a way of life. But Richard Bulluck

Bullock, Steves talk about farm challenges

Will make a stop in Duncan during their speaking tour on “present day challenges that face agriculture and food land in B.C.”

Farms like this one in Saltair are home to a way of life. But Richard Bulluck

News Brief for April 27

Scammer tricks clerks changing fifty dollar bills

Ladysmith Ambassador Maya Williams-Murphy

New Ambassadors coronation April 30

At a speech and talent night event April 13 at Ladysmith Secondary School

Ladysmith Ambassador Maya Williams-Murphy
Ladysmith writer

Local novelist bridges life-death divide

The Other Side of the Clouds, a novel scheduled for release on Amazon Aug. 23

Ladysmith writer
Team Dianne at last year’s Investor’s Group Walk for Memories in Vancouver. Renamed the Investor’s Group Walk for Alzheimer’s

‘Virtual Walk’ raises funds for Alzheimer’s Society of B.C.

“As many Ladysmith families know, dementia doesn’t just affect the person diagnosed”

Team Dianne at last year’s Investor’s Group Walk for Memories in Vancouver. Renamed the Investor’s Group Walk for Alzheimer’s

Ladysmith takes a small step in disposal of derelict vessels

It’s a small step, but Ladysmith is showing the direction coastal communities want to move

Ladysmith names new City Manager

“Council of the Town of Ladysmith is pleased to announce that Guillermo Ferrero has been appointed as the new City Manager