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A fleet of supercars filled a quiet Langley City street to visit Langley City teen Alyssa Anderson on Sunday, July 25, as part of the Drive Project. (Dan Ferguson/Langley Advance Times)

VIDEO: Cool cars provide some automotive magic for B.C. teen

Driven Project brought fleet of supercars to quiet street

Classic cars will once again line Ladysmith’s 1st Avenue for the 2021 Show N Shine on August 21. (Submitted photo)

Ladysmith Show n Shine rolls through town on August 21

Organizers say Show n Shine shaping up to be among biggest car shows on Vancouver Island

Collect all three Ladysmith Days pins while supplies last. (Cole Schisler photo)

Ladysmith Days set for one day celebration at Transfer Beach

Kinsmen Parade will be held on 1st Avenue at 10:00 a.m.

Students make a “tiny home” sign with their hands as part of the Tiny Home Challenge at John Paul II Catholic School. (ELENA RARDON / ALBERNI VALLEY NEWS)
Students make a “tiny home” sign with their hands as part of the Tiny Home Challenge at John Paul II Catholic School. (ELENA RARDON / ALBERNI VALLEY NEWS)
Local musicians gathered for an impromptu jam session at Transfer Beach around 7 pm on Monday, July 12. (Cole Schisler photo)

Local musicians host Monday night jam at Transfer Beach

Eager to play some live shows, local guitar slingers take the music into their own hands

Local musicians gathered for an impromptu jam session at Transfer Beach around 7 pm on Monday, July 12. (Cole Schisler photo)
A memorial tribute to Police Service Dog Gator is growing at a the foot of a flagpole in front of the Campbell River RCMP detachment on July 9, 2021. Photo by Alistair Taylor/Campbell River Mirror

Memorial for Campbell River police dog killed in line of duty grows

VIDEO: Emergency personnel conduct vehicle parade memorial for Gator

A memorial tribute to Police Service Dog Gator is growing at a the foot of a flagpole in front of the Campbell River RCMP detachment on July 9, 2021. Photo by Alistair Taylor/Campbell River Mirror
LMS heritage boats, like the Saravan, will be on parade past Transfer Beach on Sunday, July 11 at 10:30 am. Afterwards, the public is invited to the Ladysmith Community Marina for the Heritage Boat Festival from 12 pm to 4 pm.

Don’t miss the LMS Heritage Boat Festival

LMS has prepared a series of videos on the heritage fleet and will host the festival Sunday, July 11

LMS heritage boats, like the Saravan, will be on parade past Transfer Beach on Sunday, July 11 at 10:30 am. Afterwards, the public is invited to the Ladysmith Community Marina for the Heritage Boat Festival from 12 pm to 4 pm.
John Hillman, 102, marks down the last lap for the day hitting 80 on July 6. (Christine van Reeuwyk/News Staff)
John Hillman, 102, marks down the last lap for the day hitting 80 on July 6. (Christine van Reeuwyk/News Staff)
An oldie, but a goodie: a 1956 Pontiac. (Photo by Dan Dertien)

All revved up with some place to go

Car meets in Chemainus at the public market a summer spectacle

An oldie, but a goodie: a 1956 Pontiac. (Photo by Dan Dertien)
A parade through Stz’uminus territory was held on July 1 to celebrate the achievements of the graudating class of 2021. (Submitted photo)

Parade honours Stz’uminus graduating class of 2021

Stz’uminus Chief Roxanne Harris plans to make the parade an annual event

A parade through Stz’uminus territory was held on July 1 to celebrate the achievements of the graudating class of 2021. (Submitted photo)
A husband accidentally locked his wife and dog on their Vernon rooftop patio Tuesday morning, June 29, went to work and posted the event to social media which drew hilarious reaction and helpful hints for the husband. The wife and dog were rescued. (Facebook photo)

Vernon man accidentally locks wife, dog on rooftop in heat wave; lives to post about it on social media

The man left for work and jokingly asked friends to ‘send up water’ to stranded pair who were safely unlocked from patio

A husband accidentally locked his wife and dog on their Vernon rooftop patio Tuesday morning, June 29, went to work and posted the event to social media which drew hilarious reaction and helpful hints for the husband. The wife and dog were rescued. (Facebook photo)
Cars are often decorated with balloons and signs of support. (Submitted photo)

Ladysmith United Church plans “care-a-van” to show support for essential workers

The church has done care-a-vans since the early days of the pandemic

Cars are often decorated with balloons and signs of support. (Submitted photo)
Kathleen Oliver Stroman painting a concrete retaining wall in the parking lot of 49th Parallel Grocer. (Cole Schisler photo)

Mural at 49th Parallel pays tribute to Richmond family and community events

Local artist Kathleen Oliver Stroman is hard at work on the mural

Kathleen Oliver Stroman painting a concrete retaining wall in the parking lot of 49th Parallel Grocer. (Cole Schisler photo)
Operation Freedom Paws Canada, in partnership with Pauliina Saarinen Photography, has announced the 2022 Calendar Contest featuring Vancouver Island Dogs, and they are looking for submissions. Photo courtesy pauliinasaarinen.com

Vancouver Island dog calendar seeking submissions for fundraising initiative

Contest will raise funds for Operation Freedom Paws Canada

Operation Freedom Paws Canada, in partnership with Pauliina Saarinen Photography, has announced the 2022 Calendar Contest featuring Vancouver Island Dogs, and they are looking for submissions. Photo courtesy pauliinasaarinen.com
The Vancouver Island Regional Library’s Summer Reading Club is about to begin. ADOBE STOCK IMAGE

Vancouver Island Regional Library’s Summer Reading Club set to launch

‘Crack the case’ the theme to this year’s efforts to keep kids reading

The Vancouver Island Regional Library’s Summer Reading Club is about to begin. ADOBE STOCK IMAGE
A blood drive in support of 1-year-old Rielynn Gormley of Agassiz is scheduled for Monday, June 28 at Tzeachten First Nation Community Hall in Chilliwack. Rielynn lives with type 3 von Willebrand disease, which makes it difficult for her to stop bleeding. (Screenshot/Canadian Blood Services)

Upcoming blood drive in honour of Fraser Valley toddler with rare blood condition

The Gormley family has organized a blood drive in Chilliwack on June 28

A blood drive in support of 1-year-old Rielynn Gormley of Agassiz is scheduled for Monday, June 28 at Tzeachten First Nation Community Hall in Chilliwack. Rielynn lives with type 3 von Willebrand disease, which makes it difficult for her to stop bleeding. (Screenshot/Canadian Blood Services)
Volunteers Alex Cook, Ron Dashwood, and Bill Drysdale have been hard at work restoring the old Ladysmith train station. (Cole Schisler photo)

Train station restoration on track for future community open house

Community is asked to give feedback on what they think the best use is for the station

Volunteers Alex Cook, Ron Dashwood, and Bill Drysdale have been hard at work restoring the old Ladysmith train station. (Cole Schisler photo)
Chemainus Indigenous Peoples Weekend organizer Connie Crocker. (Photo submitted)

Chemainus Indigenous Peoples Weekend online June 19-21

Event’s been in the planning stages since February without knowing COVID implications

  • Jun 18, 2021
Chemainus Indigenous Peoples Weekend organizer Connie Crocker. (Photo submitted)
The Canadian Anti-Fraud Centre estimates that less than five per cent of mass-marketing fraud is ever reported.

Tips to avoid scams targeting Vancouver Island seniors

In most cases, fraudsters impersonate an individual, business or agency seniors recognize and trust

  • Jun 15, 2021
The Canadian Anti-Fraud Centre estimates that less than five per cent of mass-marketing fraud is ever reported.
Gabriola Island artist Sheila Norgate is promoting the Digital Innovation Group’s art impact survey. (File photo)
Gabriola Island artist Sheila Norgate is promoting the Digital Innovation Group’s art impact survey. (File photo)