Ladysmith News Staff

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Nanaimo-Ladysmith school board responds to travel and fuel restrictions

District implements measures to help eliminate non-essential travel and reduce fuel consumption

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Ladysmith continues budget discussions — Nov. 16 town council highlights

Ladysmith town council focused on its third budget workshop meeting as part…

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Tanya Reid, AEL program coordinator at LRCA holds the first book in the LRCA’s special Christmas version of its Storybook Walk. (LRCA photo)

Downtown holiday storybook stroll shares spirit of Christmas

After experiencing amazing success since February with the outdoor Storybook Walk series…

Tanya Reid, AEL program coordinator at LRCA holds the first book in the LRCA’s special Christmas version of its Storybook Walk. (LRCA photo)
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Lions club hosts 50/50 fundraising raffle for Easter Seals

The Ladysmith Lions Club is selling 50/50 online raffle tickets to help…

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Ladysmith town council held a special meeting virtually on Nov. 2 to accomodate a public hearing. (YouTube screenshot)

Ladysmith council begins budget talks — Nov. 2 council recap

Mayor Stone also proclaimed Nov. 16 as Louis Riel Day in the Town of Ladysmith

Ladysmith town council held a special meeting virtually on Nov. 2 to accomodate a public hearing. (YouTube screenshot)
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Ladysmith shows off creative Jack-o-lanterns

The Ladysmith Chronicle, along with local pumpkin carver, Ron Dale, asked readers…

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Pat MacFarlane, LRCA Christmas Cheer campaign coordinator (left) and Barb Champagne, LRCA office manager (right) are already busy preparing to make a merry Christmas for Ladysmith families in need. (Photo courtesy of the LRCA)

LRCA to host modified Christmas Cheer program

Association has a goal of providing 150 families with gift cards, rather than Christmas hampers

Pat MacFarlane, LRCA Christmas Cheer campaign coordinator (left) and Barb Champagne, LRCA office manager (right) are already busy preparing to make a merry Christmas for Ladysmith families in need. (Photo courtesy of the LRCA)
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Ladysmith man wants to showcase community pumpkin carvers

Hopes for town to become ‘Pumpkin carving capital of Vancouver Island’

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Ladysmith council to begin budget meetings

The start first budget and financial plan meeting will take place via ZOOM on Nov. 2

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Access to the Holland Creek Trail will be restricted starting Nov. 3. (Town of Ladysmith graphic)

Access to Holland Creek Trail to be restricted until spring 2022

Developer requires closure for construction of the crossing at Colonia Drive

Access to the Holland Creek Trail will be restricted starting Nov. 3. (Town of Ladysmith graphic)
The new mural at the Ladysmith and District Credit Union is complete. (Submitted photo)

Ladysmith Credit Union shows off new mural

Depicts history of the organization

The new mural at the Ladysmith and District Credit Union is complete. (Submitted photo)
John de Leeuw, CEO of the LDCU, (right) presents a donation to Bruce Whittington, president of the Ladysmith Community Fund Society on Oct. 21. (Photo by Tyler Hay)

Credit Union donates $5,000 to Ladysmith Community Fund

Becomes first corporate founder of the new fund

John de Leeuw, CEO of the LDCU, (right) presents a donation to Bruce Whittington, president of the Ladysmith Community Fund Society on Oct. 21. (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)
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)