Nick Bekolay

Symphony launches new season

The Vancouver Island Symphony launched its 2013 concert series with fun crafts and performances at the Nanaimo Airport.

LSS boys win first post-season rugby game

The Ladysmith Secondary School boys' rugby team won its first playoff game and secured a spot at the North Island Championships.

Chemainus seniors present latest musical revue

A cast of 36 will perform a mix of skits, comedy, song and dance when the Chemainus Seniors Drop-In Centre presents Top of the Town.

Spectre of sprawl concerns Area H residents

Residents of North Oyster and the Diamond are worried about a potential land transfer between Ladysmith and Couverdon.

Brandon Scott wins Skills BC gold

Ladysmith native Brandon Scott advanced to the nationals after winning Skills BC gold in automotive collision repair.

Ladysmith Legion pitches in for Nanaimo veteran Trevor Greene

Local Legion pitches in $3,000 to help purchase a robotic exoskeleton for disabled Canadian Forces veteran Trevor Greene.

VIU’s Cowichan campus to host open house

Prospective students are invited to attend an "Open House/Discover Trades Day" at VIU's Cowichan campus May 23.

Scott bound for nationals after B.C. bodywork gold

Former Ladysmith autobody technician Brandon Scott bound for national skilled trades competition after winning gold at provincials.

Your guide to voting in Nanaimo-North Cowichan

Advanced voting runs May 8 - 12. General voting day is Tuesday, May 14 from 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. PST.

Orcas post best times at recent swim meets

Members of the Ladysmith-Chemainus Orcas Swim Club earned many personal best times at meets in late April.

Meet your candidates

Here are brief recaps of your Nanaimo-North Cowichan candidates' top priorities.

This week’s slideshow: The 2013 Ambassadors Coronation

A selection of our best photos from the 2013 Ladysmith Ambassadors Coronation.

Turner celebrates 106th birthday May 7

Ladysmith's eldest resident Keith Turner celebrates his 106th birthday today!

LSS spring musical explores gender roles and professionalism

Students at Ladysmith Secondary School are performing the musical Legally Blonde, starting Thursday, May 2.

A healthy start to learning in Ladysmith

Ladysmith Family and Friends hosted its annual Healthy Start to Learning expo April 23.

LSS boys win last regular-season game

Ladysmith Secondary School's boys' rugby team beat Wellington 38-5 to earn a chance to play a provincial qualifier May 6 at home.

Amanda Jacobson is running for BC Liberals in Nanaimo-North Cowichan

Job creation is a priority for mortgage broker Amanda Jacobson, who was nominated as the BC Liberals' candidate in this riding on April 23.

Collision on Hwy 1 caused by tire blowout, says RCMP

Ladysmith RCMP have identified a blown-out tire as the cause of a single-vehicle accident that shut down Highway 1 Tuesday afternoon.

École Davis Road parents and teachers want to keep French and English students together

A PAC-conducted survey shows 60-plus parents would take students out of the district if the English track is removed from École Davis Road.

McDonough enters provincial race as Green Party candidate

Ladysmith business consultant Mayo McDonough has registered to run as the Green Party's candidate in the provincial election.