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New truck helping Ladysmith firefighters battle blazes

Firefighters have been busy fighting house fires and bush fires in Ladysmith.

Ladysmith Make It, Bake It, Grow It Market debuts tonight

A weekly market will be held Tuesdays from 3-7 p.m. on First Avenue in September as a test pilot, and it starts this Tuesday (Sept. 11).

The fine art of illustration

The Ladysmith Waterfront Art Gallery's latest art show — Pop Culture and the Fine Art of Illustration — is on now until Sept. 30.

Ladysmith Secondary School will rally community coaches at meeting this Wednesday

There is a meeting this Wednesday night for anyone who is interested in coaching a sports team at Ladysmith Secondary School.

Park the park in Chemainus

Dozens of skateboarders took part in a Park the Park skatepark rally this past Friday night at Waterwheel Park in Chemainus.

A few good men wanted for the Yellowpoint Singers

The Yellowpoint Singers are looking for new choir members, particularly in the bass and tenor vocal range.

Yarn Affair

The Cowichan Neighbourhood House Association hosted its annual Art and Yarn Affair this past Saturday.

Tourism numbers are up in Ladysmith and Chemainus

It seems more people have been checking out the "little gems" in the Cowichan Valley this summer.

A banner day

The Festival of Lights 25th Anniversary banner now hangs proudly in Ladysmith.

Philippines fundraiser coming up Sept. 22 in Ladysmith

Oceanview Community Church is hosting an evening of presentations and a silent auction Sat., Sept. 22 to raise money for flood relief.

New and familiar faces bring well-known murder mystery to the Ladysmith stage

The Ladysmith Little Theatre kicks off the 2012-13 season with an adaptation of Agatha Christie's first and most successful murder mystery.

Mount Brenton Golf Course hosts 40th annual men’s amateur championship

So far, 130 golfers have signed up for the Mount Brenton Men's Amateur Golf Tournament this weekend in Chemainus.

Muggles and magic

Youth learned about the world of Harry Potter during a recent Wizarding World of Muggles and Magic day camp in Chemainus.

All that jazz

RazzMaJazz was one of the performers during the first-ever Jubilee Jazz Festival in Chemainus.

The Ladysmith Players invite you to go behind the scenes at the theatre

The Ladysmith Little Theatre is hosting a free Behind The Scenes event Sept. 9.v

Ready for the Terry Fox Run

These ramped-up runners are ready to rock the Terry Fox Run Sun., Sept. 16 in Ladysmith.

Seniors from Ladysmith and Chemainus go for gold at BC Seniors Games

Local athletes brought home many medals in pole vaulting, track, table tennis and more.

Chemainus Theatre celebrates 20th anniversary

The Chemainus Theatre Festival hosted an open house Aug. 17 to celebrate 20 years of professional theatre in Chemainus.

Ladysmith A&W raises more than $1,500 for MS Society

One-day fundraiser at A&W supports Multiple Sclerosis Society of Canada.

LaFleur helps lead Team BC to first gold-medal game

With two Ladysmith connections, Team BC wins silver at Baseball Canada 2012 Midget Championships.