Ladysmith News Staff

Raven Point Marina owner Daniel Maloney assists emergency crews after a man stepped on a flair at the docks and suffered serious burns on Sept. 23. (Photo by Tyler Hay)
Raven Point Marina owner Daniel Maloney assists emergency crews after a man stepped on a flair at the docks and suffered serious burns on Sept. 23. (Photo by Tyler Hay)
Families will get to interact with sealife in a hands-on learning environment. (Ladysmith Maritime Society photo)

Maritime Society’s Sealife Celebration returns to community marina

The event will be held Sunday, August 15 from 1 pm to 4 pm

Families will get to interact with sealife in a hands-on learning environment. (Ladysmith Maritime Society photo)
Ladysmith’s Arts on the Avenue has been popular in past years. (File photo)

Smaller-scale Arts on the Avenue to be held August 22

The Arts Council of Ladysmith & District organized the annual art market, featuring 25 artists

Ladysmith’s Arts on the Avenue has been popular in past years. (File photo)
The Holyoak Creek fire is burning near Copper Canyon behind Big Sicker Mountain. (Larry Pynn photo)

UPDATE: Evacuation alert issued for 1 property due to Holyoak Creek fire, others watching closely

BC Wildfire Service crews, including aircraft, are working to bring the fire under control

The Holyoak Creek fire is burning near Copper Canyon behind Big Sicker Mountain. (Larry Pynn photo)
Helicopter carries water bucket in B.C. Wildfire Service response. (Phil McLachlan – Western News)

UPDATED: Wildfire in Chemainus River Provincial Park under control

Crews are working to knock down the fire which is currently 0.3 hectares in size

Helicopter carries water bucket in B.C. Wildfire Service response. (Phil McLachlan – Western News)
The U11 Ladysmith 49ers team. (Submitted photo)

Ladysmith 49ers baseball teams finish their seasons strong

U11 and 13 boys teams had a good showing throughout season and at regional tournaments

The U11 Ladysmith 49ers team. (Submitted photo)
Town contractor Golder Associates Ltd. carried out site investigation work to test for contamination levels in soil and ground water around the Ladysmith waterfront. (Cole Schisler photo)

Town receives grants to fund uplands remediation, UV disinfection pilot

The grants came from the Federation of Canadian Municipalities Green Municipal Fund

Town contractor Golder Associates Ltd. carried out site investigation work to test for contamination levels in soil and ground water around the Ladysmith waterfront. (Cole Schisler photo)
Classic cars will once again line Ladysmith’s 1st Avenue for the 2021 Show N Shine on August 21. (Submitted photo)

Ladysmith Show n Shine rolls through town on August 21

Organizers say Show n Shine shaping up to be among biggest car shows on Vancouver Island

Classic cars will once again line Ladysmith’s 1st Avenue for the 2021 Show N Shine on August 21. (Submitted photo)
A BCEHS air ambulance transported one patient to hospital in serious condition after a dirt bike incident in the Sterling Road area of Ladysmith. (Cole Schisler photo)

Patient airlifted to hospital in serious condition after dirt bike incident

BCEHS dispatched a helicopter from Parksville to take the patient to hospital

A BCEHS air ambulance transported one patient to hospital in serious condition after a dirt bike incident in the Sterling Road area of Ladysmith. (Cole Schisler photo)
LMS heritage boats, like the Saravan, will be on parade past Transfer Beach on Sunday, July 11 at 10:30 am. Afterwards, the public is invited to the Ladysmith Community Marina for the Heritage Boat Festival from 12 pm to 4 pm.

Don’t miss the LMS Heritage Boat Festival

LMS has prepared a series of videos on the heritage fleet and will host the festival Sunday, July 11

LMS heritage boats, like the Saravan, will be on parade past Transfer Beach on Sunday, July 11 at 10:30 am. Afterwards, the public is invited to the Ladysmith Community Marina for the Heritage Boat Festival from 12 pm to 4 pm.
Cars are often decorated with balloons and signs of support. (Submitted photo)

Ladysmith United Church plans “care-a-van” to show support for essential workers

The church has done care-a-vans since the early days of the pandemic

Cars are often decorated with balloons and signs of support. (Submitted photo)
Nanaimo Airport. (News Bulletin file photo)

Direct flights to Toronto resume at Nanaimo Airport in July

The non-stop flights start July 4

Nanaimo Airport. (News Bulletin file photo)
Gabriola Island artist Sheila Norgate is promoting the Digital Innovation Group’s art impact survey. (File photo)
Gabriola Island artist Sheila Norgate is promoting the Digital Innovation Group’s art impact survey. (File photo)
Gabriola Island artist Sheila Norgate is promoting the Digital Innovation Group’s art impact survey. (File photo)

Vancouver Island artists get behind regional arts impact study

Artists urged to use their stature to help put arts and culture super-region on the map

Gabriola Island artist Sheila Norgate is promoting the Digital Innovation Group’s art impact survey. (File photo)
(File photo)

Poverty reduction survey identifies 10 poverty themes

Poverty reduction plan will be finalized in July 2021

(File photo)
Nine vehicles were vandalized with sexist and disturbing comments on Bayview Drive between Dogwood and Stephenson. (Submitted photo)

Multiple cars vandalized with sexist images on Bayview Drive

The Ladysmith RCMP is investigating the incident

Nine vehicles were vandalized with sexist and disturbing comments on Bayview Drive between Dogwood and Stephenson. (Submitted photo)
A pair of shoes representing the children who were victims of the Kamloops Indian Residential School sit at Transfer Beach Amphitheatre. (Town of Ladysmith photo)

Ladysmith honours 215 victims of Kamloops residential school

Flags across Ladysmith will remain lowered and City Hall illuminated orange for 215 hours

A pair of shoes representing the children who were victims of the Kamloops Indian Residential School sit at Transfer Beach Amphitheatre. (Town of Ladysmith photo)
The Town of Ladysmith has launched a survey to ask residents about their vision for Ladysmith in 2049. (Town of Ladysmith photo)

Town launches survey asking residents to envision Ladysmith in 2049

The new online survey is part of the Town’s ongoing OCP review process

The Town of Ladysmith has launched a survey to ask residents about their vision for Ladysmith in 2049. (Town of Ladysmith photo)
Construction starts soon for the LRCA’s long-awaited affordable housing project at 314 Buller Street. (Cole Schisler photo)

Buller Street affordable housing project expected to open fall 2022

Construction on the housing development is expected to begin June 2021

Construction starts soon for the LRCA’s long-awaited affordable housing project at 314 Buller Street. (Cole Schisler photo)
A gravel truck tipped over on Rollie Rose Drive. (Kara Olson photo)
A gravel truck tipped over on Rollie Rose Drive. (Kara Olson photo)