B.C. elections serve up a mix of the strange and unexpected

The 2013 election lives up to the reputation of provincial elections as sources of perpetual entertainment and surprise.

Good candidates know their riding

Local candidates who deserve support in this election are ones who talk about issues facing constituents in our riding.

Chemainus poses Earth Day challenge to businesses and residents

Promotion of green initiatives in lead-up to Earth Day a plus.

Breaking up is hard to do

The provincial government's new Family Law Act gives us all something to think about.

New films about Cowichan Valley are all about community

The Once Upon a Day series of videos about the Cowichan Valley feature beautiful scenes, beautiful music and passionate people.

In the spirit of Ladysmith

Saturday's Spirit of Ladysmith Community Awards brought many deserving people into the spotlight.

The new BC Services Card is now here

As of Friday, Feb. 15 B.C. residents can replace their old CareCard with the new BC Services Card.

Dog owners need to clean up after their pets

Carole Jenkins advises fellow dog owners to clean up after their dogs so they can all be free to walk their pooches through a poop-free town

Will we never learn?

Contract negotiations between BCTF and the Province plagued as always by politics

I will no longer contribute to Canadian Cancer Society

Adrian Rice urges public to rethink its support for an organization that spends "80 cents of every dollar donated" on wages and fundraising

A penny for your thoughts

As of Monday, Feb. 4, pennies are no longer being circulated in Canada. Find out a little bit about the penny's history here.

B.C. Summer Games could have big legacy

An announcement that the B.C. Summer Games are coming to the Cowichan Valley in 2018 has far-reaching impacts.

Be idle no more, period

If you support the goals of Idle No More, don't be idle no more for just a little while.

Volunteers needed to help take down the lights in Ladysmith

The Festival of Lights Society is looking for volunteers to help during a work party on Sunday, Jan. 27, starting at 9 a.m.

It’s AGM time in Ladysmith

Next week, the Ladysmith Chamber of Commerce and Ladysmith Downtown Business Association are holding their annual general meetings.

A wish list for 2013

There are a few things that would be great to see in our community in the coming year.

Connect this Christmas

Connection is the best present one can get this Christmas.

So many ways to give this Christmas

Many people, organizations and businesses are raising money and collecting donations to help needy families this Christmas.

Upcoming events provide comfort and joy

There are lots of festive activities taking place in the next few weeks in Ladysmith that provide family fun and support charities.

Old Tyme Christmas and Candlelight Walk would make the perfect date

Caitlin McKay thinks the upcoming Old Tyme Christmas and Candlelight Walk Dec. 7 in downtown Ladysmith is full of possibilities.