Nick Bekolay

Orcas set club records in May

Members of the Ladysmith-Chemainus Orcas Swim Club earned new club records and best times at three May swim meets.

Chemainus Secondary students vie for SD79 scholarships

CSS students shared their future plans and passions with judges as they vied for Cowichan Valley School District scholarships May 31.

SD68 public consultations ‘less than ideal’

Parents and PAC leaders concerned over an alleged lack of transparency at the heart of SD68's public consultations as deadline nears.

Couverdon-TimberWest proposal draws crowds to Saltair meeting

Ladysmith Mayor Rob Hutchins and Couverdon's Frank Limshue field questions and comments from residents of neighbouring communities May 30.

Elections BC completes final count

A breakdown of Nanaimo-North Cowichan votes according to Elections BC's official final count published Wendesday, May 29.

Pillaging pirates raid First Avenue

Captain Jack Sparrow and crew invaded downtown Ladysmith this afternoon to promote Ladysmith Kids' Pirate Day.

New documentary contest calling for submissions

Project REEL Life is accepting youth documentary-style digital media projects and plans to hold a festival June 19.

Aidean Alle-Kopas headlines Ladysmith’s first hip hop show

Alle-Kopas joined by all-star cast of talented Ladysmith teens for community's first hip hop show at FJCC Friday night.

Proposed boundary expansion perceived as threat to way of life

Residents of North Oyster and Diamond leery of proposed residential development's potential impacts on their rural way of life.

Students will shine this month at Ladysmith Waterfront Gallery

Artwork produced by local students will grace the walls of the Waterfront Gallery June 1-16.

Rachel Jerome making big strides in track and field

The Ladysmith Secondary School student who earned two firsts at the Island Championships is our Athlete of the Month.

Reward offered in homicide investigation

Mill operator Mike Gogo describes Hein as 'hard-working,' offers $10,000 reward for information leading to an arrest.

‘Coombs-like’ market slated for Saltair

Local landowner proposes an open-air market for Saltair. The unique concept will transform the development into 'a destination spot.'

Firebugs raise ire of Fire Chief

Illegal fires and attempt to burn live tree at Heart Lake draws fire-risk warning from Ladysmith Fire Chief Ray Delcourt.

Sparks spark interest in Rotary Garden Tour with carnation giveaway

The Sparks promoted the Ladysmith Rotary Garden Tour, Show and Sale by handing out carnations at Coronation Mall Saturday, May 18.

Ladysmith teens bring rhythm and rhyme to FJCC Friday night

Sixteen-year-old Aidean Alle-Kopas will headline Ladysmith's first ever hip hop show at Frank Jameson Community Centre Friday night.

By the numbers in Nanaimo-North Cowichan

Here's a recap of Election BC's initial vote count for the electoral district of Nanaimo-North Cowichan.

Ladysmith RCMP investigating suspicious Yellow Point death

RCMP investigators and the B.C. Coroners Service are investigating the death of Yellow Point resident Kenneth Benjamin Hein.

Marathon cycling is back in Chemainus

At least 10-12 cyclists are expected to complete the 1,500-kilometre Eau de Hell marathon cycling series this week.

Hein’s death deemed a homicide report RCMP

The death of 76-year-old Yellow Point resident Kenneth Hein ruled a homicide by investigators.