Nick Bekolay

Graffiti spree leads to $2,000 in property damage

The Ladysmith RCMP is asking for information about a late-night graffiti spree along Chemainus Road.

Residents invited to share their visions of the future of culture with mural makers

You can contribute ideas to a portable mural this Thursday (Aug. 29) at the Ladysmith Waterfront Gallery.

Ladysmith man identified as pilot of fatal float plane crash

The BC Coroners Service identifies two men — one from Ladysmith, one from Courtenay — as victims in fatal crash Aug. 16.

Nationwide shoreline cleanup returns for 20th year

Public cleanup scheduled for September 15 at Kin Beach Park in Chemainus.

One gold, one silver for Jerome at Championships

Ladysmith's Rachel Jerome nets silver in Midget Girls Long Jump, wins relay gold as Team BC-Yukon sets new national age-group record.

Free, open-air family film night planned as TDR fundraiser

Mayor and councillors, acting as volunteers, plan a movie night to raise funds for Tour de Rock.

Blazes claim boat, ‘stolen vehicle’

Ladysmith Fire/Rescue faced a busy week last week, responding to numerous fires and a gasoline leak.

Section of Holland Creek Trail closes during construction of chlorination facility

A section of the Holland Creek Trail will remain closed through the end of September as workers construct a new chlorination plant.

Roundabouts 101

Chemainus resident Dan Spence reviews rules for roundabouts, suggesting few people understand how they're supposed to work.

Saysell injured at rugby festival, watches from sidelines as BC1 wins gold

Ladysmith's McKenzie Saysell suffers a concussion and whiplash during second-round match at Rugby Canada's National Champsionship Festival.

Collision on Highway 1 sends man to hospital

A collision late Monday morning between a motorcycle and a car on Highway 1 south of Ladysmith sends rider to hospital.

Ladysmith entrepreneurs to be featured on season opener of Dragons’ Den

Chip Nary and Alexa Grier, creators of Happy Zak Products, prepare for their nationwide debut when season eight premieres October 2.

Ochre-hued slick caused by algal bloom

Bloom of Noctiluca scintillans stains surface of Ladysmith Harbour and surroundings flourescent orange over the August long weekend.

Revving up for Show and Shine

Classic-car convoy rolls through Ladysmith and Chemainus in advance of 10th annual Ladysmith Show and Shine festival.

Portion of Holland Creek Trail closed as crews construct chlorination plant

Sections of the Holland Creek Trail near the Arbutus Reservoir closed as city constructs new chlorination facility.

2013 Stz’uminus War Canoe Races canceled

This year's race series has been canceled, but the event will return for summer 2014, race organizers say.

Ladysmith Days draws huge crowds over the long weekend

Local residents and visitors thronged to Aggie Field and Transfer Beach park over the weekend for the community's premiere summer festival.

Knelson earns multiple medals at national swimming championships

Eleven-year-old Knelson won five medals, placed third overall for 12-and-under girls at Canadian Age Group Championships.

Coast Fire Centre imposes fire bans for most of Island

North Cowichan exempt from fire ban that went into effect in North Oyster, Ladysmith and Saltair Thursday, August 1.

Maureen Martin named Citizen of the Year

Maureen Martin's lauded for her contributions to historical society, museum, community theatre and numerous other causes and endeavors.