Nick Bekolay

Fire ban now in effect in select CVRD communities

A fire ban is now in effect for Ladysmith, North Oyster and Saltair, but the Municipality of North Cowichan has opted out.

An endearing and entertaining introduction to radio plays from a bygone era

Ladysmith Little Theatre's Theatre of the Mind showcases a pair of radio shows dating back to the 1940s.

Ladysmith’s first gluten-free bakery and bistro opens this week

Owners of Old Town Bakery branch out into the world of gluten-free cuisine with launch of Wild Poppy Bistro.

Ladysmith hosts first Fat Tire Fest

The Vancouver Island Fat Tire Festival debuts this weekend in Ladysmith.

Stz’uminus hosts War Canoe Races this weekend

Paddlers from far and wide are invited to attend SFN's second annual War Canoe Races at Kulleet Bay July 20 and 21.

Inspired by old-time radio

Ladysmith Little Theatre is delving into something new this summer with LLT Radio Troupe Theatre of the Mind.

Faith Knelson’s road to nationals is paved with gold

Ladysmith swimmer Faith Knelson won six gold medals and one silver — and broke numerous records — at the BC AAA championships.

Legion unveils new executive

Royal Canadian Legion's new executive members sworn in June 30; Ladies Auxiliary members honoured with QE2 Medals.

Sprucing up Ladysmith’s history

Ladysmith's steam donkey exhibit on Transfer Beach Boulevard is getting a major facelift this summer.

Brits on the Beach expected to draw record turnout

Motoring enthusiasts and fans of made-in-the-U.K. cars and motorcycles expected to turn out in record numbers for Brits on the Beach Sunday.

Market draws crowds to Mural Town

Chemainus Giant Street Market draws hundreds of Saturday morning shoppers to downtown Chemainus July 6.

Veterans mark 60th anniversary of the end of the Korean War at Cenotaph

Korean War Veteran Clarence "Doc" Dockstader and fellow Ladysmith Veterans marked the 60th anniversary of the end of the Korean War July 6.

Gwen Jahelka leaving St. Joseph’s in Chemainus

After four years as principal, Gwen Jahelka is leaving to join her husband in Calgary at the end of the school year.

Ladysmith Secondary School 49ers win second-division championship

The LSS 49ers capped off their provincial high school AA boys' rugby season as second-division champions.

LSS valedictorians both eyeing careers in medicine

Ladysmith Secondary School valedictorians Hahlay Buck and Ben Cawthra are both scientifically minded.

ArtBeat kicks off June 28

Hat Night will kick off the second annual ArtBeat street festival in Chemainus Friday, June 28.

Buildout of Couverdon proposal would take decades to complete

If approved, the development proposed by Couverdon for the north end of Ladysmith would happen over 30-plus years.

Chemainus-Crofton summer camps full of variety

Day camps hosted by the Chemainus Crofton Community Schools' Association feature cooking, Harry Potter magic, logger sports, arts and more.

Spinning fire

Kat Irvine spins fire at École Davis Road’s 50th anniversary celebrations Wednesday, June 5 in Ladysmith.

Anonymous donor helps send Ladysmith children to camp

Oceanview Community Church will send 40 children to Camp Qwanoes this summer with help from an anonymous donor.