Phase two of the provincial government’s Restart B.C. Plan kicked into gear on May 19, and many businesses have reopened.
The Chronicle is compiling on ongoing list of businesses in Ladysmith that are now open. Each business has unique occupancy limits, operating hours, and models of service to accomodate provincial guidelines on preventing COVID-19.
In the Beantime Cafe, Zack’s Lounge, Fox and Hound, Plantitude, Robert’s Street Pizza, Old Town Bakery, Appetit Food for Thought, Rita’s Apron, Barnacle Barney’s, Maya Norte, Mr. Teriyaki & Ms. Sushi, the Spice Hut, Ironworks Cafe & Creperie, and the 49th Parallel Cafe are open for business. Wigwam restaraunt will reopen on June 9.
All fast food and chain restaraunts in Ladysmith are open.
Antique Addict, Bayside Vapes, Bayview Framing and Art, Bouma Meats, Budget Blinds, Forget Me Not, For Pet’s Sake, Jerry’s Cannabis Co., Home Hardware, Ladysmith Health Food Store, Left Coast Fashions, Little Otter’s Den, Mary Fox Pottery, Nancy’s Fashion & Furnishings, Neck of the Woods General Store, NikkiDesigns, Pharmasave Ladysmith, Red’s Emporium, Salamander Books, Saving Grace Cleaning Services, Shar-Kare, Top Drawer Boutique, White Space Living, Worldly Gourmet Kitchen Store, and Xtend Rentals are all open.
Cheri Mactier EXP Realty, Cottonwood Golf Course, Hawley Place Bed and Breakfast, Jennifer Ostle Notary Corporation, John Manuel Financial Services, Kenneth R Greig Financial Security Advisor, Kiwi Cove Lodge, Ladysmith Auto Glass Ltd., Ladysmith/Duncan Plumbing, Heating, Cooling & Electrical, Ladysmith Motorsports, Layman Group, Market 2 All, Palmer Leslie Chartered Professional Accountants, RE/MAX Ocean Pointe Realty, Royal Lepage, Surtees Real Estate Group, Van-Isle Truck Tech, Waypoint Insurance, and WorkBC Cowichan/Ladysmith are all open for business.
Chopsitx Hair Salon has reopened and is taking appointments. First Ave Barber Shop is open. High Street Hair is open. Island Haircutting Co. has not announced a reopening date yet. All shops will require clients to sanitize their hands wear face masks.
Chiropractors, Massage & Physiotherapy
Active Solutions Health and Sport is open, and will be closed from 1:00 pm – 2:00 pm daily for cleaning and disinfecting. Vancouver Island Physiotherapy Clinic has reopened. 2nd Avenue Massage Therapy Clinic is open. Magnolia Massage Therapy has reopened. Henny Vogelzang’s Chiropractic practice is open.
Ladysmith Dental, High Street Dental, and Dr Suzanne Otterson Family Dentistry are all in a stage of reopening, and are primarily treating emergent patients for procedures like root canals and extractions. Now is not the time to book a cleaning appointment.
Gas Stations & Grocery Stores
All gas stations and grocery stores in Ladysmith remain open.
City Hall Reopens
The Town of Ladysmith has reopened City Hall to help residents who require extra assistance in paying their property taxes by debit, cheque, or cash. Protocols are in place to maintain physical distancing, and ensure all touch surfaces are sanitized.
Only one patron or small family cluster will be allowed in the front foyer of the building at one time
Please use the pathway closest to the Trans Canada Highway to enter the bulding and follow the signs and the physical distancing markers on the ground to maintain a minimum two metre separation from others
Fill out and sign your Home Owner Grant form at home, as well as a cheque for the payment of your property taxes, if applicable.The Home Owner Grant Form can be found at the bottom of your Property Tax Notice and make cheques payable to “Town of Ladysmith”
Upon exiting City Hall use the walkway to the right of the steps leading directly to Roberts Street and the upper parking lot
Hand sanitizer will be available to you at the front counter.We encourage all patrons to sanitize their hands when entering and leaving the building
Please do not visit City Hall if you are feeling unwell or have any of the following symptoms, even if they may appear minor: coughing, sneezing, runny nose, sore throat, fever, aches, chills or shortness of breath.
Gyms and fitness programming
CrossFit Ladysmith as reopened and is offering classes with a maximum of eight participants at one time. Classes can be reserved up to 72 hours in advance.
SLK Fitness Studio is open and avaiable for personalized training programs.
Ladysmith Parks, Recreation & Culture, (PRC), has restarted some of its programming. Effective June 1, PRC will offer live virtual classes, and small in-person outdoor classes.
Registered fitness programs available in June through Zoom will focus on low to moderate cardio, strength and stability, yoga and core. None of the online classes require equipment to participate, all participants need is a device to connect to Zoom. Participants are not required to be on camera or on audio during the classes. Classes will be offered on Monday, Wednesday and Thursday. These classes are only open to registered participants. Drop-in is not allowed at this time.
Additionally, four outdoor in-person registered classes will be offered at Forrest Field and the Frank Jameson Community Centre upper parking lot. These programs take place on Tuesday and Thursday will target anyone interested in cardio, high-intensity interval training or a spin class. Participants are asked to bring personal items like water bottles, keys, and sweaters in a reusable tote or basket. Items are not allowed to be left outside of assigned exercise spaces. The sharing of personal items like water bottles and towels is discouraged.
Frank Jameson Community Centre, (FJCC), and public playgrounds remain closed until the provincial government gives further guidance on how to reopen safely.
Due to the changing nature of business during the COVID-19 pandemic, this list may not represent a complete picture of what businesses and services are open after Wednesday, June 3.