There’s nothing tacky about Chemainus

We raise our eyebrows, shake our heads and let out a rueful laugh over a Huffington Post article that declared Chemainus tacky.

Tour de Rock brings inspiring stories

The Tour de Rock and the community's response to the Tour inspire us greatly.

United Way wants Agents of Change

Chronicle editor Lindsay Chung lends support to the 'far-reaching' campaigns of the United Way's regional division.

Passenger rail service off track

Ladysmith Chronicle reporter Nick Bekolay weighs in on the debate over the future of passenger rail service on Vancouver Island.

Many ways to support Tour de Rock

Chronicle editor Lindsay Chung reminds readers of the many ways through which they can support the Cops for Cancer tour.

Moving market could be a good solution

Chronicle editor Lindsay Chung applauds the relocation of the Ladysmith Farmers Market from First Avenue to Transfer Beach Park.

Volunteering is time well spent

Chronicle editor Lindsay Chung commends community volunteers and service organizations for making our city a better place to live.

Make your voice heard

The editorial staff at the News Leader Pictorial urge readers to speak up over looming decisions related to waste disposal and development.

Four years too long a wait for sentencing in Pompeo case

Four-year gap between the shooting of Bill Gillespie by RCMP officer David Pompeo and Pompeo's sentencing "beyond ridiculous."

Ladysmith Days boasts many new activitites

Ladysmith Days is just around the corner, and organizers have planned a lot of exciting new events.

BC Hydro’s opt out is dubious on several levels

North Oyster resident salutes local homeowners for refusing to install BC Hydro's smart meters.

Speed bumps and stop sign urged for Transfer Beach access roads

Bob Devine urges Ladysmith to install a stop sign and speed bumps at Transfer Beach Park to prevent accidents involving children or pets.

Police offer guidance for liberating hot dogs from parked cars

Nanaimo RCMP shares guidelines for addressing animals left in parked vehicles.

Tough B.C. drinking and driving laws pass road test

Strict drinking and driving laws lauded for halving death rate over 30-month period.

It’s time to start thinking about entering the Ladysmith Days parade

The Ladysmith Kinsmen Club is encouraging organizations, groups and businesses to enter the parade on Aug. 3.

Community has more time

Parents and stakeholders in North Oyster and Ladysmith have more time to come up with solutions for their schools.

Let’s hope trustees listen to Ladysmith

Ladysmith residents have been vocal about the proposed school changes, and we hope the school board is truly listening.

Cities need more support

At the recent Federation of Canadian Municipalities' convention, politicians' message was strikingly similar: fix the funding.

Waiting can be hard

Delaying a decision on a proposed RV park for Transfer Beach could lead to lengthy waits and a loss of tourism revenue.

We want to hear your news

The Chronicle has introduced a new featured called The Last Word and is hoping to hear about your comings and goings.