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Volunteers tend to White Rock’s waterfront native plant demonstration garden, during a work party Saturday (May 5). (Contributed photo)

Ready your gardens, the pollinators are coming

By R. Quinlan With the arrival of Spring, this year has more…

  • Apr 17, 2021
Bruce Whittington making a founding gift to the Ladysmith Community Foundation Fund, presented to then Nanaimo Foundation Board Chair, Ted Carson. (Submitted photo)

New Ladysmith Community Fund set up to support local charities

The fund will be managed by the Nanaimo Foundation and all funds will remain in Ladysmith

Ladysmith’s Taylor Walters received the Terry Fox Humanitarian Award and is hard at work pursuing her Bachelor’s Degree in Human-Computer Interaction at Quest University. (Submitted photo)

Ladysmith teen receives Terry Fox Humanitarian Award for advocating equal access to STEM opportunities

‘Different people think differently and that’s so important for innovation,’ Taylor Walters says

Building on the success of Black Press Media’s niche digital platforms, Today’s Home brings the same wealth of knowledge and local expertise to the search for a home, be it buying, selling, or even just daydreaming about what changes you can make in the future.
Building on the success of Black Press Media’s niche digital platforms, Today’s Home brings the same wealth of knowledge and local expertise to the search for a home, be it buying, selling, or even just daydreaming about what changes you can make in the future.
Transfer Beach Dippers have been taking to the waters of Transfer Beach as safely as possible during the COVID-19 pandemic. (Submitted photo)

‘Transfer Beach Dippers’ group finds community in the cold water

Dippers tend to dip at 6am, 8:45am, or 6pm at Transfer Beach

  • Apr 9, 2021
Transfer Beach Dippers have been taking to the waters of Transfer Beach as safely as possible during the COVID-19 pandemic. (Submitted photo)
Paul Manly spent 12 hours on the streets of Ladysmith with nowhere to go. (Paul Manly photo)

Paul Manly takes part in Ladysmith poverty reduction challenge

Nanaimo-Ladysmith MP encourages other elected officials and community leaders to take part

Paul Manly spent 12 hours on the streets of Ladysmith with nowhere to go. (Paul Manly photo)
Jim Hogan is Ladysmith’s famed ‘Moon Boot Man’. (Submitted photo)

Ladysmith’s ‘Moon Boot Man’ over the moon with community support

Jim Hogan has been jogging Ladysmith’s streets with his signature Kangoo-Jump boots since 2002

Jim Hogan is Ladysmith’s famed ‘Moon Boot Man’. (Submitted photo)
Westmark Construction project manager, Robb Garrett enjoys his lunch with the Westmark crew in Ladysmith. (Cole Schisler photo)

Westmark Construction joins Lunch Box Challenge, supporting local restaurants

BC Construction Association offers grants for construction employers to treat crews to lunch

Westmark Construction project manager, Robb Garrett enjoys his lunch with the Westmark crew in Ladysmith. (Cole Schisler photo)
Seven-year-old Rowan Walroth (right) donated just shy of $3,000 to a Vernon food bank in March 2021. (Contributed)

B.C. 7-year-old discovers locals are struggling, raises $3K for food bank

Rowan Walroth read a book about boys who dared to make a difference, and decided to become one

Seven-year-old Rowan Walroth (right) donated just shy of $3,000 to a Vernon food bank in March 2021. (Contributed)
Karen Laing is the new executive director of the Ladysmith Resource Centre Association. (Submitted photo)

Karen Laing brings decades of experience to new role as executive director of LRCA

Laing previously worked for the Mission Community Services Society

Karen Laing is the new executive director of the Ladysmith Resource Centre Association. (Submitted photo)
Ladysmith’s newly minted welcome sign was put up on April 1, 2021. (Submitted photo)

Prank welcome signs advertise Ladysmith’s ‘world famous’ bollards

A less visible sign ‘for sale’ was posted in front of City Hall

Ladysmith’s newly minted welcome sign was put up on April 1, 2021. (Submitted photo)
Tom Bridger, an electrician with Canadian Maritime Engineering Ltd., with the six-metre-long model of Naval ship HMCS Rainbow, sitting in CME’s facility at Canal Waterfront Park in Port Alberni. The large vessel under construction in the background is a geoduck packing ship. (SUSAN QUINN/ Alberni Valley News)

Giant model of heritage warship saved from scuttling, finds new home in Ladysmith

Canadian Maritime Engineering saves massive HMCS Rainbow model from a Port Alberni trash heap

Tom Bridger, an electrician with Canadian Maritime Engineering Ltd., with the six-metre-long model of Naval ship HMCS Rainbow, sitting in CME’s facility at Canal Waterfront Park in Port Alberni. The large vessel under construction in the background is a geoduck packing ship. (SUSAN QUINN/ Alberni Valley News)
Delivering special care packages to the elderly is a project idea that would qualify for a Small Neighbourhood Grant. (Clayoquot Biosphere Trust photo)

Neighbourhood Small Grants are open for application

Get your creative, community-driven project funded for up to $500

Delivering special care packages to the elderly is a project idea that would qualify for a Small Neighbourhood Grant. (Clayoquot Biosphere Trust photo)
Sign at Crofton beach tells the tale that there’s some treasures for kids to find. (Photo by Don Bodger)

Bounty of treasures being found along Crofton beach

Kids on a mission to search for wares left behind by generous pirates

Sign at Crofton beach tells the tale that there’s some treasures for kids to find. (Photo by Don Bodger)
Ladysmith Primary School students hung their eggs from trees and shrubs on 1st Avenue. (Kathy Holmes photo)

Ladysmith Arts Council and Ladysmith Primary School bring Easter joy to 1st Avenue

Around 400 hand-painted eggs have been placed on trees and shrubs on 1st Avenue

Ladysmith Primary School students hung their eggs from trees and shrubs on 1st Avenue. (Kathy Holmes photo)
Devin Meads planned to walk 150 kilometres from Langford to Qualicum Beach in support of the Victoria Humane Society and homeless animals. (Contributed photo)

Vancouver Island walk to help homeless animals takes detour

Devin Meads forced to quit 24-hour fundraiser at 100-kilometre mark due to injury

Devin Meads planned to walk 150 kilometres from Langford to Qualicum Beach in support of the Victoria Humane Society and homeless animals. (Contributed photo)
Carmen Hou joined BC Cancer’s Personalized Onco-Genomics Program, where scientists sequenced her DNA to match her to the best treatment possible for her cancer. Today, she nears the three-year mark of being on a trial drug that’s kept her cancer stable.

Facing Stage IV breast cancer at 36

One in eight Canadian women develop breast cancer in their lifetime.

  • Mar 22, 2021
Carmen Hou joined BC Cancer’s Personalized Onco-Genomics Program, where scientists sequenced her DNA to match her to the best treatment possible for her cancer. Today, she nears the three-year mark of being on a trial drug that’s kept her cancer stable.
Sheamus O’Shamrock stopped by the Ladysmith Chronicle office to spread some festive cheer. (Cole Schisler photo)

Local leprechaun brings St. Patrick’s Day cheer

Ron Dale assumes his alter ego as Sheamus O’Shamrock every St. Patrick’s Day

Sheamus O’Shamrock stopped by the Ladysmith Chronicle office to spread some festive cheer. (Cole Schisler photo)
LSS student Trinity Fahr plans to pursue a career in education. (Submitted photo)

Ladysmith Secondary student awarded Horatio Alger scholarship

Trinity Fahr will attend UBC in Vancouver for a Bachelor’s before pursuing a post-bacc in education

LSS student Trinity Fahr plans to pursue a career in education. (Submitted photo)
Ladysmith Seniors Society president, Pat Mannion stands in the Senior’s Centre on March 16, 2021 with last year’s decorations. (Cole Schisler photo)

Senior’s Centre St. Patrick’s Day decorations a reminder of pandemic anniversary

Decorations from the cancelled 2020 St. Patrick’s Day dance remain up at the Ladysmith Senior’s Centre

Ladysmith Seniors Society president, Pat Mannion stands in the Senior’s Centre on March 16, 2021 with last year’s decorations. (Cole Schisler photo)