Ladysmith News Staff

A rendering of a proposed development on Christie Road. (Birliga Crespo Architecture image)

Ladysmith issues permit to allow for 66-unit residential development

Council allows height variance for Christie Road project

A rendering of a proposed development on Christie Road. (Birliga Crespo Architecture image)
Ladysmith town council has approved a recommendation for a new snow and ice removal policy. (Black Press Media file photo)

Town of Ladysmith creates new policy around snow removal

Communicating priority areas for snow clearing is considered best practice, reports staff

Ladysmith town council has approved a recommendation for a new snow and ice removal policy. (Black Press Media file photo)
Festival of Lights vice-chairperson Charlie Schaal checks plugs and cords on the Ladysmith Museum building.  Schaal, who has also spearheaded some of the new designs that the festival is using this year, was one of the many volunteers who have been out and around downtown for the past couple of days making sure that the lights come on tonight, Nov. 24. (Duck Paterson photo)

Ladysmith all set for Light Up night

Festival of Lights begins with Light Up parade and community events Thursday, Nov. 24

Festival of Lights vice-chairperson Charlie Schaal checks plugs and cords on the Ladysmith Museum building.  Schaal, who has also spearheaded some of the new designs that the festival is using this year, was one of the many volunteers who have been out and around downtown for the past couple of days making sure that the lights come on tonight, Nov. 24. (Duck Paterson photo)
An artist’s rendering of what a reconstructed Island Hotel might look like on Ladysmith’s First Avenue. (AYPQ Architecture image)

Plans for Island Hotel rebuild in Ladysmith meant to retain building’s character

Five-storey mixed-use building proposed on First Avenue

An artist’s rendering of what a reconstructed Island Hotel might look like on Ladysmith’s First Avenue. (AYPQ Architecture image)
Ladysmith’s director of development services Jake Belobaba, middle, chats with residents who attended the town’s OCP community engagement event Saturday, Nov. 5, at Aggie Hall. (Duck Paterson photo)

Town of Ladysmith talks OCP over breakfast

Public engagement event held at Aggie Hall on Nov. 5

Ladysmith’s director of development services Jake Belobaba, middle, chats with residents who attended the town’s OCP community engagement event Saturday, Nov. 5, at Aggie Hall. (Duck Paterson photo)
Dennis Lait, who was the executive director of the Ladysmith Resources Centre Association from 1992-2015, visits the office and pores over a Nov. 17, 1992 Ladysmith-Chemainus Chronicle article promoting the LRCA’s launch with Mayor Rollie Rose cutting the ribbon. (Photo submitted)

Ladysmith Resources Centre marks 30 years

LRCA hosting open house on Nov. 17

Dennis Lait, who was the executive director of the Ladysmith Resources Centre Association from 1992-2015, visits the office and pores over a Nov. 17, 1992 Ladysmith-Chemainus Chronicle article promoting the LRCA’s launch with Mayor Rollie Rose cutting the ribbon. (Photo submitted)
An artist’s rendering of a cannabis processing and cultivation facility proposed for Rocky Creek Road. Town council approved a development permit application for the two-storey, 7,800-square-foot building. (Town of Ladysmith image)

Cannabis cultivation and processing facility approved in Ladysmith

Town council votes to issue development permit for building on Rocky Creek Road

An artist’s rendering of a cannabis processing and cultivation facility proposed for Rocky Creek Road. Town council approved a development permit application for the two-storey, 7,800-square-foot building. (Town of Ladysmith image)
Samantha Elkiw, owner of Four One One Apparel business, pictured in her store on First Avenue. (Duck Paterson photo)

Suspect arrested after shoplifting from Ladysmith clothing store and yelling goodbye

Incident happened at Four One One Apparel last week

Samantha Elkiw, owner of Four One One Apparel business, pictured in her store on First Avenue. (Duck Paterson photo)
This year’s Ladysmith Light Up parade will have a limit on the number of entries and the Kinsmen organizers are advising all interested groups to have their entries back to the club by Nov. 8. (Duck Paterson photo)

Ladysmith Light Up making some changes this year

Organizers aiming for quality over quantity with this year’s parade entries

This year’s Ladysmith Light Up parade will have a limit on the number of entries and the Kinsmen organizers are advising all interested groups to have their entries back to the club by Nov. 8. (Duck Paterson photo)
Detail of design drawings of the Colonia-Delcourt active transportation improvements in the Town of Ladysmith. (Herold Engineering image)

Tender awarded for Colonia-Delcourt street improvements in Ladysmith

Traffic calming and sidewalk upgrades on the way

Detail of design drawings of the Colonia-Delcourt active transportation improvements in the Town of Ladysmith. (Herold Engineering image)
Ladysmith Community Health Centre. (Ladysmith Chemainus Chronicle file photo)

Staff off sick means temporarily closure for Ladysmith urgent care unit

Island Health asks people requiring urgent care to go to Chemainus Health Care Centre

Ladysmith Community Health Centre. (Ladysmith Chemainus Chronicle file photo)
The polls are now closed, votes are being counted and Ladysmith citizens will soon know the make-up of their next city council. (Black Press Media photo)

Every incumbent plus one newcomer will make up Ladysmith’s next town council

Marsh Stevens tops the polls as voters express satisfaction with current council

The polls are now closed, votes are being counted and Ladysmith citizens will soon know the make-up of their next city council. (Black Press Media photo)
Andrea Hainrich, administrative assistant at Ladysmith’s City Hall, puts out a sign to signal advance voting on Wednesday, Oct. 12. General voting happens Saturday, Oct. 15, from 8 a.m.-8 p.m. at the Frank Jameson Community Centre. (Jordan Kawchuk/The Chronicle)

It’s Election Day in Ladysmith: Here’s what you need to know

Voters in Ladysmith and surrounding rural areas asked to cast their ballot Oct. 15

Andrea Hainrich, administrative assistant at Ladysmith’s City Hall, puts out a sign to signal advance voting on Wednesday, Oct. 12. General voting happens Saturday, Oct. 15, from 8 a.m.-8 p.m. at the Frank Jameson Community Centre. (Jordan Kawchuk/The Chronicle)
Candidates for Ladysmith town council include, Alice Clark, top left, Raymond Gourlay, Amanda Jacobson, Doug Johnson, Tricia McKay, Kim Nakahara, middle row, Duck Paterson, bottom left, Rhonda Shirley, Marsh Stevens, Lyle Tassone and Jeff Virtanen.

ELECTION 2022: Ladysmith council candidate questionnaires

Candidates quizzed by the Chronicle

Candidates for Ladysmith town council include, Alice Clark, top left, Raymond Gourlay, Amanda Jacobson, Doug Johnson, Tricia McKay, Kim Nakahara, middle row, Duck Paterson, bottom left, Rhonda Shirley, Marsh Stevens, Lyle Tassone and Jeff Virtanen.
Two people were taken to hospital, one of them in an air ambulance, following a crash Oct. 7 at the intersection of the Trans-Canada Highway and Roberts Street. (Duck Paterson photo)

Two injured, one airlifted after highway crash in Ladysmith last week

Incident happened on the Trans-Canada Highway at Roberts Street intersection

Two people were taken to hospital, one of them in an air ambulance, following a crash Oct. 7 at the intersection of the Trans-Canada Highway and Roberts Street. (Duck Paterson photo)
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)