Ladysmith News Staff

Film crews will return to Ladysmith in early October to complete filming for Resident Alien (Cole Schisler photo)

Resident Alien returns to Ladysmith for filming in early October

A list of parking and road closures related to the filming of Resident Alien

Film crews will return to Ladysmith in early October to complete filming for Resident Alien (Cole Schisler photo)
More than 70 firefighters are battling a blaze at Schnitzer Steel Canada’s facility near Nanaimo Airport, according to the Cowichan Valley Regional District. (Chris Bush/Black Press)

UPDATE: Crews have contained spread of fire near Nanaimo Airport

Approximately 50 firefighters battling blaze at Schnitzer Steel Canada site in Cassidy

More than 70 firefighters are battling a blaze at Schnitzer Steel Canada’s facility near Nanaimo Airport, according to the Cowichan Valley Regional District. (Chris Bush/Black Press)
Saltair Community Centre has reopened (Submitted photo)

Saltair Community Centre reopens for community programs

The Community Centre will adhere to a strict list of protocols to prevent the spread of COVID-19

Saltair Community Centre has reopened (Submitted photo)
The suspect believed to be responsible for the fatal crash in Ladysmith on Aug. 29 has been arrested by the RCMP. (Nanaimo News Bulletin file photo)

BREAKING: Suspect in fatal Ladysmith hit-and-run arrested

RCMP say man was picked up on unrelated matters

The suspect believed to be responsible for the fatal crash in Ladysmith on Aug. 29 has been arrested by the RCMP. (Nanaimo News Bulletin file photo)
Katie Blogg with her husband, Trevor Blogg, and their two children; Grace and Harrison (Submitted photo)

GoFundMe set up for family of woman killed in Ladysmith hit-and-run

35-year-old Ladysmith mom Katie Blogg was killed in the August 29 hit-and-run

Katie Blogg with her husband, Trevor Blogg, and their two children; Grace and Harrison (Submitted photo)
The accident left one dead and four injured (Duck Paterson photo)

UPDATE: Suspect in fatal Ladysmith hit-and-run plans to turn himself in to RCMP

Suspect not currently in custody as of late Monday afternoon, 35-year-old woman died in crash

The accident left one dead and four injured (Duck Paterson photo)
Youth volunteers led the way on the Brown Drive Trails project (Town of Ladysmith photo)

Youth and community come together to build trails in Brown Drive Park

A grand opening for the new Brown Drive Park trails will take place in the near future

Youth volunteers led the way on the Brown Drive Trails project (Town of Ladysmith photo)
BC Transit encourages passengers to wear masks and social distance when possible, and enter their new contest for a bus pass, and more prizes. (BC Transit/Facebook)

BC Transit to hand out face coverings in the Cowichan Valley

Masks will be mandatory for BC Transit passengers beginning August 24

BC Transit encourages passengers to wear masks and social distance when possible, and enter their new contest for a bus pass, and more prizes. (BC Transit/Facebook)
RCMP stock photo (Black Press)

Pedestrian succumbs to injuries after collision near Nanaimo Airport

The collision occurred at approximately 1:30am on Friday, August 14

RCMP stock photo (Black Press)
Tanner Afseth was last seen on July 16, 2020 (Submitted photo)

Vancouver Island RCMP requesting help in locating missing Saskatoon man

25 year old, Tanner Afseth may be in the area of Shawnigan Lake or Ladysmith

Tanner Afseth was last seen on July 16, 2020 (Submitted photo)
North Oyster’s fire captain said Monday’s fire between the Island Highway and Takala Road was “100 per cent human-caused.” (Kris Hill photo)

UPDATE: Bush fire on Takala Road ‘100 per cent human-caused’

North Oyster firefighters contain Monday afternoon blaze near Island Highway

North Oyster’s fire captain said Monday’s fire between the Island Highway and Takala Road was “100 per cent human-caused.” (Kris Hill photo)
(Black Press file photo)

Cowichan Valley regional fire departments enter mutual aid agreement

New agreement will enable regional support for fire rescue and emergency response

(Black Press file photo)
John Wilson (Submitted photo)

A farewell to John Wilson

Rollie Rose writes in memoriam of his friend, John Wilson, who passed away June 19, 2020

John Wilson (Submitted photo)
From left to right: Fire Chief Chris Geiger, Mayor Aaron Stone, Bill Drysdale, Dave Travers, and Frank Elsom (Gerry Beltgens photo)

Rotary Club of Ladysmith Donates Emergency Preparedness Kits to the Town

The Kits will be stored in various locations around Ladysmith for use in an emergency

From left to right: Fire Chief Chris Geiger, Mayor Aaron Stone, Bill Drysdale, Dave Travers, and Frank Elsom (Gerry Beltgens photo)
The Town of Ladysmith will create a Poverty Reduction Plan with a $25,000 grant from the Union of BC Municipalities (Town of Ladysmith photo)

Town of Ladysmith receives $25,000 to create poverty reduction plan

The plan will assess needs around emergency response, support services, housing and food security

The Town of Ladysmith will create a Poverty Reduction Plan with a $25,000 grant from the Union of BC Municipalities (Town of Ladysmith photo)
Ladysmith’s playgrounds are now open for public use (Town of Ladysmith photo)

Town of Ladysmith reopens playgrounds

This includes all sports fields, and the Ladysmith Skatepark

Ladysmith’s playgrounds are now open for public use (Town of Ladysmith photo)
A list of businesses and services that are open in Ladysmith. Image courtesy Wikimedia Commons                                Businesses that open before the governor’s orders allow them to could be fined nearly $10,000. Image courtesy Wikimedia Commons

List of businesses and services now open in Ladysmith

The Chronicle is compiling on ongoing list of businesses in Ladysmith that are now open

A list of businesses and services that are open in Ladysmith. Image courtesy Wikimedia Commons                                Businesses that open before the governor’s orders allow them to could be fined nearly $10,000. Image courtesy Wikimedia Commons
Town of Ladysmith Parks, Recreation, and Culture is reopening certain registered programs (Town of Ladysmith photo)

Ladysmith PRC restarts registered programming June 1

The programming will feature a mix of live Zoom classes, and outdoor in-person classes

Town of Ladysmith Parks, Recreation, and Culture is reopening certain registered programs (Town of Ladysmith photo)
The self-isolation site on Buller Street in downtown Ladysmith (Cole Schisler photo)

New self-isolation site for homeless to be set-up on Buller Street

BC Housing has provided funding for self-isolation sites throughout the Cowichan Valley

The self-isolation site on Buller Street in downtown Ladysmith (Cole Schisler photo)
Facing changes together: Your community, your journalists

Facing changes together: Your community, your journalists

We’re asking you to lock arms with us, as we look to better days ahead

  • May 14, 2020
Facing changes together: Your community, your journalists