Ladysmith News Staff

A BCEHS air ambulance transported one patient to hospital in serious condition after a dirt bike incident in the Sterling Road area of Ladysmith. (Cole Schisler photo)

Patient airlifted to hospital in serious condition after dirt bike incident

BCEHS dispatched a helicopter from Parksville to take the patient to hospital

A BCEHS air ambulance transported one patient to hospital in serious condition after a dirt bike incident in the Sterling Road area of Ladysmith. (Cole Schisler photo)
LMS heritage boats, like the Saravan, will be on parade past Transfer Beach on Sunday, July 11 at 10:30 am. Afterwards, the public is invited to the Ladysmith Community Marina for the Heritage Boat Festival from 12 pm to 4 pm.

Don’t miss the LMS Heritage Boat Festival

LMS has prepared a series of videos on the heritage fleet and will host the festival Sunday, July 11

LMS heritage boats, like the Saravan, will be on parade past Transfer Beach on Sunday, July 11 at 10:30 am. Afterwards, the public is invited to the Ladysmith Community Marina for the Heritage Boat Festival from 12 pm to 4 pm.
Cars are often decorated with balloons and signs of support. (Submitted photo)

Ladysmith United Church plans “care-a-van” to show support for essential workers

The church has done care-a-vans since the early days of the pandemic

Cars are often decorated with balloons and signs of support. (Submitted photo)
Nanaimo Airport. (News Bulletin file photo)

Direct flights to Toronto resume at Nanaimo Airport in July

The non-stop flights start July 4

Nanaimo Airport. (News Bulletin file photo)
Gabriola Island artist Sheila Norgate is promoting the Digital Innovation Group’s art impact survey. (File photo)
Gabriola Island artist Sheila Norgate is promoting the Digital Innovation Group’s art impact survey. (File photo)
Gabriola Island artist Sheila Norgate is promoting the Digital Innovation Group’s art impact survey. (File photo)

Vancouver Island artists get behind regional arts impact study

Artists urged to use their stature to help put arts and culture super-region on the map

Gabriola Island artist Sheila Norgate is promoting the Digital Innovation Group’s art impact survey. (File photo)
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Poverty reduction survey identifies 10 poverty themes

Poverty reduction plan will be finalized in July 2021

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Nine vehicles were vandalized with sexist and disturbing comments on Bayview Drive between Dogwood and Stephenson. (Submitted photo)

Multiple cars vandalized with sexist images on Bayview Drive

The Ladysmith RCMP is investigating the incident

Nine vehicles were vandalized with sexist and disturbing comments on Bayview Drive between Dogwood and Stephenson. (Submitted photo)
A pair of shoes representing the children who were victims of the Kamloops Indian Residential School sit at Transfer Beach Amphitheatre. (Town of Ladysmith photo)

Ladysmith honours 215 victims of Kamloops residential school

Flags across Ladysmith will remain lowered and City Hall illuminated orange for 215 hours

A pair of shoes representing the children who were victims of the Kamloops Indian Residential School sit at Transfer Beach Amphitheatre. (Town of Ladysmith photo)
The Town of Ladysmith has launched a survey to ask residents about their vision for Ladysmith in 2049. (Town of Ladysmith photo)

Town launches survey asking residents to envision Ladysmith in 2049

The new online survey is part of the Town’s ongoing OCP review process

The Town of Ladysmith has launched a survey to ask residents about their vision for Ladysmith in 2049. (Town of Ladysmith photo)
Construction starts soon for the LRCA’s long-awaited affordable housing project at 314 Buller Street. (Cole Schisler photo)

Buller Street affordable housing project expected to open fall 2022

Construction on the housing development is expected to begin June 2021

Construction starts soon for the LRCA’s long-awaited affordable housing project at 314 Buller Street. (Cole Schisler photo)
A gravel truck tipped over on Rollie Rose Drive. (Kara Olson photo)
A gravel truck tipped over on Rollie Rose Drive. (Kara Olson photo)
Emergency service vehicles respond to motor vehicle incident at Highway 1 and 1st Avenue in Ladysmith. (Submitted photo)

Truck hits person using mobility scooter at northern entrance of Ladysmith

One patient was transported to hospital in stable condition

Emergency service vehicles respond to motor vehicle incident at Highway 1 and 1st Avenue in Ladysmith. (Submitted photo)
Ladysmith RCMP safely escorted the black bear to the woods near Ladysmith Cemetary. (Town of Ladysmith/Facebook photo)

UPDATE: Black bear tranquillized, being relocated by conservation officers

A juvenile black bear was spotted near 2nd Avenue earlier Friday morning

Ladysmith RCMP safely escorted the black bear to the woods near Ladysmith Cemetary. (Town of Ladysmith/Facebook photo)
A vehicle is totalled after a driver crashed into the side of a tow truck outside Central Island Towing. (Cole Schisler photo)

Car totalled after colliding with the back of a tow truck in Ladysmith

Nobody was injured, but repairs on the tow truck are expected to cost thousands of dollars

A vehicle is totalled after a driver crashed into the side of a tow truck outside Central Island Towing. (Cole Schisler photo)
Westmark Construction project manager, Robb Garrett enjoys his lunch with the Westmark crew in Ladysmith. (Cole Schisler photo)

Westmark Construction joins Lunch Box Challenge, supporting local restaurants

BC Construction Association offers grants for construction employers to treat crews to lunch

Westmark Construction project manager, Robb Garrett enjoys his lunch with the Westmark crew in Ladysmith. (Cole Schisler photo)
Kayakers take to the waters of Transfer Beach. (Chronicle file photo)

$1.4 million for tourism infrastructure projects in Ladysmith and North Cowichan

North Cowichan and Ladysmith will get $700,000 each

Kayakers take to the waters of Transfer Beach. (Chronicle file photo)
All adult indoor group fitness classes from Ladysmith PRC have been postponed until at least April 19, 2021.

Ladysmith Parks, Recreation and Culture suspends indoor adult group fitness classes

The programs will be suspended until April 19, 2021

All adult indoor group fitness classes from Ladysmith PRC have been postponed until at least April 19, 2021.
An architectural rendering of the five storey condo building at 201/203 Dogwood Drive. (BJK Architecture photo)
An architectural rendering of the five storey condo building at 201/203 Dogwood Drive. (BJK Architecture photo)

April 6 public hearing scheduled for condo proposal at Dalby’s automotive site

Developer seeks bylaw ammendments for five-storey condo building

An architectural rendering of the five storey condo building at 201/203 Dogwood Drive. (BJK Architecture photo)
An architectural rendering of the five storey condo building at 201/203 Dogwood Drive. (BJK Architecture photo)
The Town of Ladysmith and Social Planning Cowichan is launching three Poverty Challenges to raise awareness about some of the struggles facing those living in poverty. (File photo)

Poverty Challenges raises awareness about meeting basic needs in Ladysmith and Stz’uminus

Poverty Survey aims to inform policy around poverty reduction in Ladysmith

The Town of Ladysmith and Social Planning Cowichan is launching three Poverty Challenges to raise awareness about some of the struggles facing those living in poverty. (File photo)