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The South Vancouver Island branch of the Veterans Motorcycle Club hosted a fundraising Poker Run Saturday. Pictured are a few of the participants starting out on the run at First Avenue and Roberts Street.

Poker Run raises more than $1,000 for Ladysmith charities

A Veterans Motorcycle Club Poker Run raised money for the Royal Canadian Legion poppy fund and the Ladysmith Food Bank.

The South Vancouver Island branch of the Veterans Motorcycle Club hosted a fundraising Poker Run Saturday. Pictured are a few of the participants starting out on the run at First Avenue and Roberts Street.
Participants in the Bantam division give it their all at tryouts Saturday afternoon.

Cowichan Valley hockey hopefuls hit the ice

The Cowichan Valley Minor Hockey Association is hosting its annual tryouts this week at Fuller Lake Arena in Chemainus.

Participants in the Bantam division give it their all at tryouts Saturday afternoon.

Island Hotel owners cleaning up after resident dies

Ladysmith residents concerned about how much time it has taken to clean up after a body is found more than three weeks after man's death.

Poker Run raising money for Ladysmith Legion and food bank

The Veterans Motorcycle Club is hosting a fundraising Poker Run that will pass through Ladysmith, Duncan and Shawnigan Lake this Saturday.

Jack has fun on a farm field trip with Ladysmith Preschool.

Many memories made inside the walls of the Ladysmith Preschool

Registration is now open for the Ladysmith Preschool, which has fostered great memories for many generations.

Jack has fun on a farm field trip with Ladysmith Preschool.
The walls of the new Oyster Bay Quay commercial development on Oyster Bay Drive are raised using a technique called tilt-up construction Friday. The two-level

Raising the roof

The walls of the new Oyster Bay Quay commercial development are raised using a technique called tilt-up construction.

The walls of the new Oyster Bay Quay commercial development on Oyster Bay Drive are raised using a technique called tilt-up construction Friday. The two-level
This custom-made motorcycle caught the eye of spectators young and old with its skeletal appearance during Saturday’s Ladysmith Show and Shine car show on First Avenue.

Ladysmith Show and Shine sizzles

First Avenue was lined with various makes and models of cars and motorcycles for the annual Ladysmith Show and Shine car show Saturday.

This custom-made motorcycle caught the eye of spectators young and old with its skeletal appearance during Saturday’s Ladysmith Show and Shine car show on First Avenue.
Baseball player Rhianna Pettapiece returned home from the senior women’s nationals with a silver medal.

Pettapiece slides into second at nationals

Baseball player Rhianna Pettapiece is the Chronicle's Athlete of the Month for August.

Baseball player Rhianna Pettapiece returned home from the senior women’s nationals with a silver medal.

First-ever Jubilee Jazz Festival this Saturday in Chemainus

Saturday jazz festival features RazzMaJazz and other jazz groups, a wine tasting and burger bar at Waterwheel Park and the Chemainus Legion.

Stolen vehicle fire quickly quenched

Fire officials say a speedy response helped prevent a more serious fire from erupting after a stolen vehicle was set on fire Friday morning.

A young girl dances the night away as the Odds perform at the Transfer Beach Amphitheatre Sunday night during Ladysmith Days. Please turn to pages 12 and 13 for more photos from the weekend’s celebrations.

Ladysmith Days will return to August long weekend in 2013

After a successful 2012 event, organizers announce that Ladysmith Days will go back to the long weekend next year.

A young girl dances the night away as the Odds perform at the Transfer Beach Amphitheatre Sunday night during Ladysmith Days. Please turn to pages 12 and 13 for more photos from the weekend’s celebrations.
The Cannons celebrate their fourth-place finish at provincials in Surrey Aug. 6.

Ladysmith Cannons finish fourth at provincials

The Ladysmith Cannons Mosquito AA ball team won three games and lost three at the provincial championships.

The Cannons celebrate their fourth-place finish at provincials in Surrey Aug. 6.
Local residents opposed to smart meters utilized by BC Hydro were out on First Avenue in Ladysmith on Wed.

Saying no to smart meters

Ladysmith residents are planning to protest smart meters Aug. 15 from 11:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. at the 49th Parallel Grocery intersection.

Local residents opposed to smart meters utilized by BC Hydro were out on First Avenue in Ladysmith on Wed.
Carol Wagenaar shows off the plans for the new Oyster Bay Quay commercial development on Oyster Bay Drive.  The building is being raised this Friday morning.

Raising the roof of Oyster Bay Quay in Ladysmith

Ladysmith's newest commercial development is being raised later this week.

Carol Wagenaar shows off the plans for the new Oyster Bay Quay commercial development on Oyster Bay Drive.  The building is being raised this Friday morning.
These young environmental stewards from the Boys and Girls Club of Ladysmith were out and about on July 26 with their adult supervisors to celebrate nature and share with the community what they have been learning about endangered species

Celebrating nature

These young environmental stewards from the Boys and Girls Club of Ladysmith were out and about to celebrate nature.

These young environmental stewards from the Boys and Girls Club of Ladysmith were out and about on July 26 with their adult supervisors to celebrate nature and share with the community what they have been learning about endangered species
Ladysmith’s Haleigh Lloyd is home for the summer from Alaska

Ladysmith hurdler earns All-American honours

Haleigh Lloyd broke records and was named an All-American during her second season with the University of Alaska at Anchorage Seawolves.

Ladysmith’s Haleigh Lloyd is home for the summer from Alaska

Mount Brenton ladies’ golf tournament fast approaching

Register now for the Ramsay Lampman Rhodes Mount Brenton Ladies Amateur Golf Tournament on Aug. 18 and 19.

These young adventurers from the Ladysmith Parks and Rec Adventure Zone summer day camp cheer on Canada’s hopefuls in London for the 2012 Olympics

Olympic fever

These young adventurers from the Ladysmith Parks and Rec Adventure Zone summer day camp cheer on Canada’s hopefuls at the Olympics.

These young adventurers from the Ladysmith Parks and Rec Adventure Zone summer day camp cheer on Canada’s hopefuls in London for the 2012 Olympics
Chris Geiger signs the petition for Jaedyn’s Law during a garage sale held July 28 in Ladysmith to raise money for Jaedyn’s family.

Petition circulating to create Jaedyn’s Law

Jaedyn Amann's father hopes a petition for soccer net legislation and safety will help save the lives of children across Canada.

Chris Geiger signs the petition for Jaedyn’s Law during a garage sale held July 28 in Ladysmith to raise money for Jaedyn’s family.

Ladysmith Golf Club hosting kids’ tournament

There's still time to register for the Ladysmith Golf Club's Kids Open Golf Tournament on Aug. 11.