Ladysmith News Staff

Cops for Cancer Tour de Rock riders approach Ladysmith Secondary School on Monday, Oct. 3. (Kara Olson photo)

Tour de Rock receives rock-star welcome in Ladysmith

Community raises more than $32,000 for Cops for Cancer Tour de Rock fundraiser

Cops for Cancer Tour de Rock riders approach Ladysmith Secondary School on Monday, Oct. 3. (Kara Olson photo)
Stz’uminus Young Wolves dancers and singers perform cultural dances for the crowd gathered at Transfer Beach Park for National Day for Truth and Reconciliation gathering Friday, Sept. 30. (Duck Paterson photo)

Community members in Ladysmith recognize Truth and Reconciliation Day

National Day for Truth and Reconciliation observed at Transfer Beach Park

Stz’uminus Young Wolves dancers and singers perform cultural dances for the crowd gathered at Transfer Beach Park for National Day for Truth and Reconciliation gathering Friday, Sept. 30. (Duck Paterson photo)
Cops for Cancer Tour de Rock riders cycle through Qualicum Beach earlier this week. The charity ride arrives in Ladysmith on Monday, Oct. 3. (Kevin Forsyth/Black Press Media)

Tour de Rock riders making their way toward Ladysmith

Tour will stop at Ladysmith Secondary, Tim Hortons and Eagles Hall on Monday, Oct. 3

Cops for Cancer Tour de Rock riders cycle through Qualicum Beach earlier this week. The charity ride arrives in Ladysmith on Monday, Oct. 3. (Kevin Forsyth/Black Press Media)
Equestrian athlete Tammy Leslie clears the bar during 55-Plus B.C. Games competition in Greater Victoria earlier this month. (B.C. Games photo)

Horse rider makes her jumps at 55-Plus B.C. Games

North Oyster’s Tammy Leslie wins three medals in Greater Victoria

Equestrian athlete Tammy Leslie clears the bar during 55-Plus B.C. Games competition in Greater Victoria earlier this month. (B.C. Games photo)
Artist’s renderings of a commercial plaza proposed for Rocky Creek Road in the north end of Ladysmith. (Urban Design Group Architects Ltd. image)

Commercial plaza with coffee shop, dollar store in north end of Ladysmith receives permit

Development permit issued for shopping plaza at 1130 Rocky Creek Rd.

Artist’s renderings of a commercial plaza proposed for Rocky Creek Road in the north end of Ladysmith. (Urban Design Group Architects Ltd. image)
Emergency crews on scene after a pickup truck crashed on Davis Road on Friday, Sept. 23. (Kara Olson photo)

Firefighters cut roof off pickup to help motorist after crash on Ladysmith’s Davis Road

Driver suffered non-life-threatening injuries in incident Friday, Sept. 23

Emergency crews on scene after a pickup truck crashed on Davis Road on Friday, Sept. 23. (Kara Olson photo)
The 11-person canoe races are a huge attraction at First Nation canoe race events. When the paddlers get going the canoes can cover a large distance in a very short period of time. (Duck Paterson photo)

Indigenous canoe racing will bring fast paddling to Ladysmith waters

All are welcome to watch two days of races Sept. 3-4 at Transfer Beach

The 11-person canoe races are a huge attraction at First Nation canoe race events. When the paddlers get going the canoes can cover a large distance in a very short period of time. (Duck Paterson photo)
Emergency personnel were called to a rollover crash on the Trans-Canada Highway at Cedar Road near Nanaimo Airport on Friday, Aug. 19. (Duck Paterson photo)

SUV crashes and rolls over on the highway near Nanaimo Airport

Driver taken to hospital after crash at the intersection of the Trans-Canada Highway and Cedar Road

Emergency personnel were called to a rollover crash on the Trans-Canada Highway at Cedar Road near Nanaimo Airport on Friday, Aug. 19. (Duck Paterson photo)
A map of an official community plan amendment application for Holland Creek’s Arbour Heights area. The drawing indicates the uses and areas being proposed by the developer in the Holland Creek area plan. (Town of Ladysmith image)

Ladysmith council refers Holland Creek amendment back to staff

No public opposition expressed at hearing, but councillors have questions

A map of an official community plan amendment application for Holland Creek’s Arbour Heights area. The drawing indicates the uses and areas being proposed by the developer in the Holland Creek area plan. (Town of Ladysmith image)
Foundation work on the Machine Shop. (Town of Ladysmith photo)

Town of Ladysmith applying for $5.5-million grant for Machine Shop

Council considers grants, development, bylaws and more at meeting June 21

Foundation work on the Machine Shop. (Town of Ladysmith photo)
A man was arrested for arson following an incident on 1st Avenue. (Black Press Media file photo)

Ladysmith man arrested on suspicion of arson after incident on 1st Avenue

RCMP say they have received a number of complaints about suspicious fires

A man was arrested for arson following an incident on 1st Avenue. (Black Press Media file photo)
Ladysmith council during a recent meeting. (Town of Ladysmith YouTube)

COUNCIL BRIEFS: Reaching zero net emissions highlight of draft Official Community Plan

• The town had a brief review of the draft Official Community…

Ladysmith council during a recent meeting. (Town of Ladysmith YouTube)
Ladysmith city hall. (File photo)

Town of Ladysmith providing direction to prospective council candidates

Workshop will be June 16 at Ladysmith city hall

Ladysmith city hall. (File photo)
Ladysmith motocross racer Oriana Fraser is ranked sixth in women’s motocross in Canada and will be running with that number in the Canadian Nationals later on this year. (Photo submitted)

Highly ranked motocross racer from Ladysmith has more she’d like to accomplish

Oriana Fraser racing this coming weekend in Kamloops

Ladysmith motocross racer Oriana Fraser is ranked sixth in women’s motocross in Canada and will be running with that number in the Canadian Nationals later on this year. (Photo submitted)
The star of the documentary-drama film Tzouhalem, Harold Joe, left, and the film’s narrator, Isaiah Harris, were at Ladysmith Secondary School on Saturday, May 28, for a showing of the film presented by the school’s land and language program. (Duck Paterson photo)

‘Tzouhalem’ tells story of chief’s rise, fall and legacy

Ladysmith Secondary’s land and language class hosts screening

The star of the documentary-drama film Tzouhalem, Harold Joe, left, and the film’s narrator, Isaiah Harris, were at Ladysmith Secondary School on Saturday, May 28, for a showing of the film presented by the school’s land and language program. (Duck Paterson photo)
From left, Coast Salish Carver John Marston, Nancy Herman and George Peebles as a commissioned carving to commemorate Betty Peebles was unveiled at a memorial service on May 21 in Ladysmith. (Submitted photo)

Special carving honours memory of Ladysmith arts patron Betty Peebles

Stz’uminus master carver John Marston unveils work at special ceremony

From left, Coast Salish Carver John Marston, Nancy Herman and George Peebles as a commissioned carving to commemorate Betty Peebles was unveiled at a memorial service on May 21 in Ladysmith. (Submitted photo)
William Taylor and Mandy Jones, Yutustanaat, teach the land and language-based learning program at Ladysmith Secondary School. The program is presenting the Ladysmith premiere of the recently released documentary film Tzouhalem on Saturday, May 28. The screening will feature a question-and-answer session with some of the individuals involved in the production. (Duck Paterson photo)

‘Tzouhalem’ will tell history and legend at Ladysmith screening

Ladysmith Secondary School program hosts documentary screening May 28

William Taylor and Mandy Jones, Yutustanaat, teach the land and language-based learning program at Ladysmith Secondary School. The program is presenting the Ladysmith premiere of the recently released documentary film Tzouhalem on Saturday, May 28. The screening will feature a question-and-answer session with some of the individuals involved in the production. (Duck Paterson photo)
A home on Church Road was destroyed in a fire the afternoon and early evening of Monday, May 16. There were no serious injuries in the blaze, said RCMP. (Duck Paterson photo)

House burns down on Church Road on Stz’uminus reserve

North Oyster and Ladysmith firefighters were called out Monday afternoon

A home on Church Road was destroyed in a fire the afternoon and early evening of Monday, May 16. There were no serious injuries in the blaze, said RCMP. (Duck Paterson photo)
the Ladysmith Maritime Society’s ‘Song Bird’ heritage vessel, flying it’s colours as part of the 2021 yacht club sail past. Built in Nanaimo in 1950 as a 23’ Columbia River style fishing boat, Song Bird is a double ended boat with an enclosed wheelhouse. (Submitted photo)

Ladysmith Yacht Club plans ‘Sail Past’ for Transfer Beach on Saturday

Starting at 1 p.m. on Saturday, May 7, the club will host a variety of events at Transfer Beach

the Ladysmith Maritime Society’s ‘Song Bird’ heritage vessel, flying it’s colours as part of the 2021 yacht club sail past. Built in Nanaimo in 1950 as a 23’ Columbia River style fishing boat, Song Bird is a double ended boat with an enclosed wheelhouse. (Submitted photo)
Mitchell ‘Mitch’ Buxton. (Duck Paterson photo)

Ladysmith’s Mitch Buxton bikes ‘Mindful Miles’ for mental health awareness

30-day cycling trip planned from Vancouver to Toronto

Mitchell ‘Mitch’ Buxton. (Duck Paterson photo)