Niomi Pearson

Ladysmith Fire Chief Ray Delcourt and a fellow firefighter stand beside the Ladysmith Fire Department’s new Ford F-550 rapid intervention pickup truck

New truck helping Ladysmith firefighters battle blazes

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

Ladysmith Fire Chief Ray Delcourt and a fellow firefighter stand beside the Ladysmith Fire Department’s new Ford F-550 rapid intervention pickup truck

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).

Anne Jones makes a few adjustments on part of the latest show exhibit at the Ladysmith Waterfront Art Gallery

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.

Anne Jones makes a few adjustments on part of the latest show exhibit at the Ladysmith Waterfront Art Gallery
Boys basketball coach Randy Steel (far left) watches on as Ronald Finnegan makes a leap for the net last season.

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.

Boys basketball coach Randy Steel (far left) watches on as Ronald Finnegan makes a leap for the net last season.
Dozens of youth of all ages and adults came out to the Park the Park skatepark rally on Sept. 7 in Chemainus to call for action on stalled skatepark plans

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.

Dozens of youth of all ages and adults came out to the Park the Park skatepark rally on Sept. 7 in Chemainus to call for action on stalled skatepark plans
The Yellowpoint Singers are looking for a few more male choir members

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.

The Yellowpoint Singers are looking for a few more male choir members
A customer sorts through a variety of colourful yarns at the annual Art and Yarn Affair fundraising event at the Cowichan Neighbourhood House in Chemainus on Sept. 8.

Yarn Affair

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

A customer sorts through a variety of colourful yarns at the annual Art and Yarn Affair fundraising event at the Cowichan Neighbourhood House in Chemainus on Sept. 8.

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.

It’s official! The 25th annual Ladysmith Festival of Lights Light Up will be held Thurs.

A banner day

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

It’s official! The 25th annual Ladysmith Festival of Lights Light Up will be held Thurs.
Nanaimo’s Ted Wall

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.

Nanaimo’s Ted Wall
Cast members rehearse for the Ladysmith Little Theatre’s production of the Agatha Christine murder mystery And Then There Were None

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.

Cast members rehearse for the Ladysmith Little Theatre’s production of the Agatha Christine murder mystery And Then There Were None
The 40th Mount Brenton Annual Men's Amateur Golf Tournament takes place this weekend.

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.

The 40th Mount Brenton Annual Men's Amateur Golf Tournament takes place this weekend.
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Muggles and magic

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

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Sam Shoichet of RazzMaJazz performs during the first-ever Jubilee Jazz Festival at Waterwheel Park in Chemainus on Aug. 25.

All that jazz

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

Sam Shoichet of RazzMaJazz performs during the first-ever Jubilee Jazz Festival at Waterwheel Park in Chemainus on Aug. 25.
Jocelyn Dewar

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

Jocelyn Dewar
These ramped-up runners are ready to rock the Terry Fox Run

Ready for the Terry Fox Run

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

These ramped-up runners are ready to rock the Terry Fox Run
Nola Hendrie of Chemainus launches herself over the bar in the women’s pole vault competition at the 2012 BC Seniors Games at Swangard Stadium in Burnaby.

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.

Nola Hendrie of Chemainus launches herself over the bar in the women’s pole vault competition at the 2012 BC Seniors Games at Swangard Stadium in Burnaby.
The Chemainus Theatre Festival hosted an open house Aug. 17 to celebrate 20 years of professional theatre in Chemainus. The event featured backstage tours

Chemainus Theatre celebrates 20th anniversary

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

The Chemainus Theatre Festival hosted an open house Aug. 17 to celebrate 20 years of professional theatre in Chemainus. The event featured backstage tours
Rick Walraven of Vancouver was one of many burger enthusiasts who stopped in at the Ladysmith A&W Thursday afternoon for the annual MS fundraiser. The Ladysmith A&W raised about $1

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

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

Rick Walraven of Vancouver was one of many burger enthusiasts who stopped in at the Ladysmith A&W Thursday afternoon for the annual MS fundraiser. The Ladysmith A&W raised about $1
Silver medal winners of Team BC with their medals and flag at nationals in Quebec.

LaFleur helps lead Team BC to first gold-medal game

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

Silver medal winners of Team BC with their medals and flag at nationals in Quebec.