Ladysmith News Staff

Lymphedema is often treated with medical devices such as compression garments, pneumatic compression pumps, or specialized custom wraps and bandages. (Submitted photo)

March 6 marks World Lymphedema Day

Lymphedema is caused by damage to the lymphatic system, and afflictings millions worldwide

Lymphedema is often treated with medical devices such as compression garments, pneumatic compression pumps, or specialized custom wraps and bandages. (Submitted photo)
Ladysmith Secondary School. (File photo)

Ladysmith Secondary reports another COVID-19 exposure

This makes LSS the school with the most exposure days in the Island Health region currently

Ladysmith Secondary School. (File photo)
A boat caught fire in Ladysmith Harbour early on Saturday, Feb. 27. (Photo submitted)

Search underway for missing woman after boat catches fire in Ladysmith harbour

A large boat caught fire on the morning of Saturday, Feb. 27

A boat caught fire in Ladysmith Harbour early on Saturday, Feb. 27. (Photo submitted)
(Black Press file photo)

Multiple vehicle collision at Grouhel Road stalls highway traffic

Two emergency services helicopters responded to the collision

(Black Press file photo)
Ladysmith Secondary School has reported an additional case of COVID-19 exposure. (File photo)

Additional COVID-19 exposure reported at Ladysmith Secondary School

The exposure dates are Feb. 8-10 and Feb. 16-18

Ladysmith Secondary School has reported an additional case of COVID-19 exposure. (File photo)
A Housing Needs report on the CVRD included a sub-regional report on Ladysmith’s housing needs. (Town of Ladysmith Sub-Regional Snapshot/CVRD photo)

Housing report finds Ladysmith needs more one-bedroom rental units

510 units of new housing are needed by 2025, 384 of which will need to be one-bedroom units

A Housing Needs report on the CVRD included a sub-regional report on Ladysmith’s housing needs. (Town of Ladysmith Sub-Regional Snapshot/CVRD photo)
Ladysmith Secondary School. (File photo)
Ladysmith Secondary School. (File photo)
The Heritage Treasure Trail route map. (LDHS photo)

Walk the Ladysmith heritage treasure trail on BC Family Day

LDHS and LMS team up to provide a COVID safe family activity

The Heritage Treasure Trail route map. (LDHS photo)
Tanya Reid setting up the first Ladysmith Storybook Walk sign at Brown Drive Park. (Cole Schisler photo)

LRCA launches Brown Drive Park Storybook Walk on Family Day

A new book will be posted in Brown Drive Park every Tuesday until July 31

Tanya Reid setting up the first Ladysmith Storybook Walk sign at Brown Drive Park. (Cole Schisler photo)
BC Housing has applied for a temporary use permit to create a temporary shelter in the Island Hotel. (Cole Schisler photo)

BC Housing files temporary use permit for shelter inside Island Hotel

If approved, the shelter would provide 10 sleeping pods for homeless individuals in Ladysmith

BC Housing has applied for a temporary use permit to create a temporary shelter in the Island Hotel. (Cole Schisler photo)
WFP and PPWC Local 8 have reached a new collective agreement. (File photo)
WFP and PPWC Local 8 have reached a new collective agreement. (File photo)
Ladysmith Steelers coach Greg Owens has received a 12 month suspension from VICFA. (Ladysmith Steelers/Facebook photo)

Ladysmith Steelers football coach suspended from league for harassment, abuse of power

The Vancouver Island Canadian Football Association suspended Greg Owens for 12 months

Ladysmith Steelers coach Greg Owens has received a 12 month suspension from VICFA. (Ladysmith Steelers/Facebook photo)
The landing page of the new redesign of ladysmith.ca. (Town of Ladysmith photo)

Town of Ladysmith touts redesigned website

The mobile-friendly website will improve online service delivery for site users

The landing page of the new redesign of ladysmith.ca. (Town of Ladysmith photo)
A pedestrian was transported to hospital after being struck while crossing Roberts Street. (Cole Schisler photo)

Pedestrian struck crossing Roberts Street

The driver remained on scene and is cooperating with police

A pedestrian was transported to hospital after being struck while crossing Roberts Street. (Cole Schisler photo)
The RCMP are reminding drivers to find alternative ways home if they have consumed anything that impairs their ability to drive. (Black Press file photo)

Impaired Ladysmith driver flees road check twice on the same night

The officer issued the driver numerous violation tickets, and a four-month driving suspension

The RCMP are reminding drivers to find alternative ways home if they have consumed anything that impairs their ability to drive. (Black Press file photo)
Emergency services were on scene at 1st Avenue and Warren Street after a skateboarder was struck by a vehicle. (Submitted photo)

Skateboarder ‘bumped’ by vehicle on 1st Avenue

Emergency services personnel say the skateboarder is uninjured

Emergency services were on scene at 1st Avenue and Warren Street after a skateboarder was struck by a vehicle. (Submitted photo)
2021 property assessments have been sent out to homeowners across the province. (File photo)

Assessed home values in Ladysmith rise by seven percent

High demand and low inventory leads to Vancouver Island wide assessment increase

2021 property assessments have been sent out to homeowners across the province. (File photo)
Kelly Frenchy, Muriel Jack, and Katherine Aleck were excited about their vacations. (Cole Schisler photo)

Looking back at the biggest news stories of 2020

Before we say good riddance to 2020, let’s take a look back on some of the year’s biggest stories

Kelly Frenchy, Muriel Jack, and Katherine Aleck were excited about their vacations. (Cole Schisler photo)
The Ladysmith Arts Council and the Ladysmith Ambassadors Program both requested to put their Grant in Aid funds toward events in 2021. The Ladysmith Ambassadors are pictured here at the 2019 Lake Days parade. (Lexi Bainas photo)

Council votes to allow unused 2020 Grant in Aid funds to be carried over to 2021

COVID-19 caused the cancellation of some events that received GIA funding

The Ladysmith Arts Council and the Ladysmith Ambassadors Program both requested to put their Grant in Aid funds toward events in 2021. The Ladysmith Ambassadors are pictured here at the 2019 Lake Days parade. (Lexi Bainas photo)
Repair work is underway after the Stz’uminus reservoir lost 500,000 litres of water. (Cole Schisler photo)

Stz’uminus First Nation reservoir loses 500,000 litres due to damaged fire hydrant

Repair work is underway, and water deliveries are now going out to Stz’uminus members

Repair work is underway after the Stz’uminus reservoir lost 500,000 litres of water. (Cole Schisler photo)