Tyler Hay

The owner of Daisy and Vine Vintage Design is concerned about the lack of commercial rentals in Ladysmith after being evicted from the Temperance Hotel for renovations. (Photo by Tyler Hay)

Heritage restoration project leaves local business with nowhere to go

Lack of commercial rental properties leaves Daisy and Vine Vintage Design with limited options

The owner of Daisy and Vine Vintage Design is concerned about the lack of commercial rentals in Ladysmith after being evicted from the Temperance Hotel for renovations. (Photo by Tyler Hay)
The COVID-19 pandemic has changed the way we grieve. (File photo)

Column: We can’t let the pandemic put grief on hold

‘I have learned the difference between fear and hope is focus’

The COVID-19 pandemic has changed the way we grieve. (File photo)
Town council carried third reading of a zoning amendment to allow a 10-bed 24-hour emergency shelter at 631 First Ave. (Photo by Duck Paterson)

Ladysmith council moves forward with Rialto rezoning for 24-hour shelter

Carries third reading and hears concerns from neighbouring businesses

Town council carried third reading of a zoning amendment to allow a 10-bed 24-hour emergency shelter at 631 First Ave. (Photo by Duck Paterson)
Oceanview Community Church has secured housing for a refugee family after raising money over the past three years. (Photo courtesy of Pastor Darin Phillips)

Ladysmith church secures housing in Duncan for refugee family

Oceanview community church raised over $58,000 to sponsor the family

Oceanview Community Church has secured housing for a refugee family after raising money over the past three years. (Photo courtesy of Pastor Darin Phillips)
Oceanview Community Church has secured housing for a refugee family after raising money over the past three years. (Photo courtesy of Pastor Darin Phillips)

Ladysmith church secures housing for refugee family

Oceanview community church raised over $58,000 to sponsor the family

Oceanview Community Church has secured housing for a refugee family after raising money over the past three years. (Photo courtesy of Pastor Darin Phillips)
Plans to restore the apartment building at 110 Esplanade in Ladysmith have been stalled after town council carried a bylaw to regulate renovictions. (Photo by Tyler Hay)

Heritage building restoration on hold after Ladysmith council carries renoviction bylaw

The owner of 110 Esplanade says he will reassess and make a plan for the building

Plans to restore the apartment building at 110 Esplanade in Ladysmith have been stalled after town council carried a bylaw to regulate renovictions. (Photo by Tyler Hay)
(Photo by Duck Paterson)

Roosevelt Elk disrupt highway traffic near Ladysmith

RCMP control traffic as onlookers observe unusual herd

(Photo by Duck Paterson)
The LRCA affordable housing project at 314 Buller Street is on track to open in late summer or early fall 2022. (Photo by Tyler Hay)

LRCA affordable housing project on track to open in 2022

Executive director expects over a hundred applications for tenancy in the 36-unit building

The LRCA affordable housing project at 314 Buller Street is on track to open in late summer or early fall 2022. (Photo by Tyler Hay)
The Cowichan Camerata String Orchestra performs at Oceanview Community Church in Ladysmith on Dec. 11. (Photo by Tyler Hay)

Photos: Cowichan Camerata String Orchestra plays in Ladysmith

Performs Winter Serenade concert at Oceanview Community Church

The Cowichan Camerata String Orchestra performs at Oceanview Community Church in Ladysmith on Dec. 11. (Photo by Tyler Hay)
Jacqueline Neligan sets up for the Ladysmith Family and Friends (LaFF) It Takes A Village fundraising event on Dec. 10. (Photo by Tyler Hay)

Ladysmith Family and Friends host It Takes A Village Fundraiser

Executive director happy with the turnout, despite stormy evening

Jacqueline Neligan sets up for the Ladysmith Family and Friends (LaFF) It Takes A Village fundraising event on Dec. 10. (Photo by Tyler Hay)
The North Oyster Volunteer Fire department accepts a large donation for its toy drive from Bob and Diane Burgess. (Photo courtesy of Bob and Diane Burgess)

Ladysmith photographer makes large donation to North Oyster toy drive

Bob Burgess put sales of his 2022 calendar towards the North Oyster fire department’s toy drive

The North Oyster Volunteer Fire department accepts a large donation for its toy drive from Bob and Diane Burgess. (Photo courtesy of Bob and Diane Burgess)
Photo by Elvert Barnes/Flickr

Editorial: Housing situation grim in Ladysmith, but efforts are being made to fix it

Many people in town are working hard to make the community more affordable and sustainable.

Photo by Elvert Barnes/Flickr
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Council approves Cowichan–Nanaimo bus stop on First Ave

Holds reservations on the only option provided by BC Transit and CVRD

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Ladysmith Kinsmen form affordable housing society

Club hopes to acquire property for multi-family development

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Arts Council of Ladysmith and District faces uncertain future

Searches for new funding as location and pandemic provide challenges

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Eviction notice letter pasted on front door of a house (B.C. Tenants photo)

Ladysmith Council moves forward with renoviction bylaws

Will hold a public hearing prior to adoption

Eviction notice letter pasted on front door of a house (B.C. Tenants photo)
Trumpeter swans near Adshead Road, Cedar. (Photo by Bob Hay)

Ladysmith bird experts seeks volunteers for annual Christmas bird count

Volunteers needed to count birds by species in assigned areas

Trumpeter swans near Adshead Road, Cedar. (Photo by Bob Hay)
Dan Miron performs on Ladysmith’s First Ave during an Old Time Christmas event. (Photo by Tyler Hay)

Photos: First Ave lively for Ladysmith Old Time Christmas

Ladysmith Light Up was cancelled this year, but there was still an Old Time Christmas event

Dan Miron performs on Ladysmith’s First Ave during an Old Time Christmas event. (Photo by Tyler Hay)
Beverley Rayner partnered with local artist and illustrator, James Hensman, to publish Barclay & Berk Builders. (Image courtesy of Castle Quay Books)

Ladysmith author releases illustrated retelling of parable for children

“It’s about friendship, it’s about helping each other,” said Beverley Rayner

Beverley Rayner partnered with local artist and illustrator, James Hensman, to publish Barclay & Berk Builders. (Image courtesy of Castle Quay Books)
The Arts Council of Ladysmith and District hopes a grant can help to get the art gallery back to its old venue. (Tyler Hay photo)

Ladysmith Arts Council hopes a provincial grant can help get the art gallery back into its old venue

Grant could provide up to $250,000 for renovations of the Ladysmith Machine Shop

The Arts Council of Ladysmith and District hopes a grant can help to get the art gallery back to its old venue. (Tyler Hay photo)