Ladysmith News Staff

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)
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Ladysmith council update: Town in ‘good position’ financially

Auditor explains 2021 financial statements

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The Fast Fashion models from the Secondary School Earth Day event in some of the clothes that were supplied by the Health Care Auxiliary. Back row, from left, vice principal Laura Harrison, Kayla Henry, Maitlan Pellatt, Layla O’Brien, Emma Pakosz, Clifton Tollefson, Maddy Jolly, Bianca Steele. Front row, from left, student council liaison Moira Dolen, Diego Guevara Mix, principal Dave Travers. (Submitted photo)
The Fast Fashion models from the Secondary School Earth Day event in some of the clothes that were supplied by the Health Care Auxiliary. Back row, from left, vice principal Laura Harrison, Kayla Henry, Maitlan Pellatt, Layla O’Brien, Emma Pakosz, Clifton Tollefson, Maddy Jolly, Bianca Steele. Front row, from left, student council liaison Moira Dolen, Diego Guevara Mix, principal Dave Travers. (Submitted photo)
Girls and leaders from the Eighth Girl Guides from Nanaimo came to Ladysmith on Saturday to be part of the annual Sportsmen’s Club cleanup. (Submitted photo)

Ladysmith Sportsmen’s Club springs into action with annual cleanup

Organizers estimate between eight and 10 tons of garbage will be collected

Girls and leaders from the Eighth Girl Guides from Nanaimo came to Ladysmith on Saturday to be part of the annual Sportsmen’s Club cleanup. (Submitted photo)
Ladies of the Camellias opens for a three-week run April 21, at Ladysmith Little Theatre. (Ladysmith Little Theatre)

Camellias finally set to bloom on Ladysmith stage

Ladysmith Little Theatre set stage period farce originally set to open two years ago

Ladies of the Camellias opens for a three-week run April 21, at Ladysmith Little Theatre. (Ladysmith Little Theatre)
The Hill Dash/Running of the Balls event returns to Ladysmith June 18. (courtesy Ladysmith Downtown Business Association)

Running of the Balls, Hill Dash return after pandemic pause

Fitness and charity event set to roll on High Street this June

The Hill Dash/Running of the Balls event returns to Ladysmith June 18. (courtesy Ladysmith Downtown Business Association)
Ladysmith council debates this year’s budget during its April 5 meeting. (Town of Ladysmith YouTube)

3.8% the magic number for Ladysmith’s tax hike this year

Pandemic realities, rising infrastructure deficit equal tax hike of just under 4%

Ladysmith council debates this year’s budget during its April 5 meeting. (Town of Ladysmith YouTube)
Concept art for a an accessory building at 432 Methuen Street. (courtesy Town of Ladysmith)

Ladysmith council: Permits approved, Stz’uminus summit coming

Highlights from Ladysmith council’s April 5 meeting

Concept art for a an accessory building at 432 Methuen Street. (courtesy Town of Ladysmith)
The north end of downtown Ladysmith is lit up with Festival of lights fireworks. (Teresa McKinley file)

Ladysmith Days rejection ignites town push to forge own fireworks bylaw

Town council investigating taking control of local fireworks decision-making away from CVRD

The north end of downtown Ladysmith is lit up with Festival of lights fireworks. (Teresa McKinley file)
Deni Bezeau will be handing out almost $30,000 to many local youth groups, sports teams and others from the sales of donated items through his store, Deni’s Dynamite Deals during an event which will feature bands and other activities, set for Sunday, April 10 from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.

Dynamite program having an explosive effect on Ladysmith non-profit programs

South Nanaimo thrift store offering helping hand to many in Nanaimo-Ladysmith area

Deni Bezeau will be handing out almost $30,000 to many local youth groups, sports teams and others from the sales of donated items through his store, Deni’s Dynamite Deals during an event which will feature bands and other activities, set for Sunday, April 10 from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.
Ladysmith Rotary Club hosted a Shredding for Ukraine fundraiser on April 2, at Ladysmith Senior Secondary. (courtesy Gerry Beltgens)

Ladysmith Rotary Club and Disaster Aid Canada donate $32,000 to Ukraine refugees

50 family-sized disaster response tents on their way to Poland to help those fleeing war

Ladysmith Rotary Club hosted a Shredding for Ukraine fundraiser on April 2, at Ladysmith Senior Secondary. (courtesy Gerry Beltgens)
There’s a hanging at the Art Gallery:  Etsuko Kaj-Holley hangs “We were There” by Emily Alyward. (courtesy Arts Council of Ladysmith and District)

Ladysmith’s young and emerging artists given voice at new show

Showcase offers chance to see some of the the community’s surprising and inspiring student talent

There’s a hanging at the Art Gallery:  Etsuko Kaj-Holley hangs “We were There” by Emily Alyward. (courtesy Arts Council of Ladysmith and District)