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Town contractor Golder Associates Ltd. carried out site investigation work to test for contamination levels in soil and ground water around the Ladysmith waterfront. (Cole Schisler photo)

Down by the bay: an update on the implementation of the Waterfront Area Plan

The Chronicle has compiled a guide to understanding what’s happening down on the waterfront

Town contractor Golder Associates Ltd. carried out site investigation work to test for contamination levels in soil and ground water around the Ladysmith waterfront. (Cole Schisler photo)
Carolyn and Steve Touhey came across a pod of humpback whales while on their boat Sunday, Oct. 25. Photo supplied
Carolyn and Steve Touhey came across a pod of humpback whales while on their boat Sunday, Oct. 25. Photo supplied
Maya Norte restaurant on Roberts Street in Ladysmith. (Submitted photo)

Maya Norte teams up with Disaster Aid Canada to support Flooded Schools in Melaque

Starting this weekend Maya Norte will have a specialty Melaque Cocktail and Tapas available

Maya Norte restaurant on Roberts Street in Ladysmith. (Submitted photo)
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From left to right: Don Smith 1st Vice President, Mayor Aaron Stone, Legion President Darlene Paulson, And Sgt at Arms Greg Paulson. (Submitted photo)
From left to right: Don Smith 1st Vice President, Mayor Aaron Stone, Legion President Darlene Paulson, And Sgt at Arms Greg Paulson. (Submitted photo)
Actor Ryan Reynolds surprised a Shuswap family with a special birthday message to their son who was worried he'd be alone on his 9th birthday on Nov. 24. (Tiffanie Trudell/Facebook)

Ryan Reynolds text almost gives away Shuswap boy’s birthday surprise

Deadpool actor helps remind eight-year-old Canoe resident he’s not alone

Actor Ryan Reynolds surprised a Shuswap family with a special birthday message to their son who was worried he'd be alone on his 9th birthday on Nov. 24. (Tiffanie Trudell/Facebook)
Mary Fox’s new book My Life as a Potter is available at bookstores nationwide. (Cole Schisler photo)

Mary Fox book: My Life as a Potter raises funds for Mary Fox Legacy Project

My Life as a Potter is available now at bookstores nationwide

Mary Fox’s new book My Life as a Potter is available at bookstores nationwide. (Cole Schisler photo)
Port Alberni resident Holly Braker-McLaughlin captured footage of five bears playing in her yard. (SCREENSHOT)

VIDEO: Quintet of bears frolic in Vancouver Island yard

Port Alberni family was treated to a visit from some playful black bears

Port Alberni resident Holly Braker-McLaughlin captured footage of five bears playing in her yard. (SCREENSHOT)
Sails down, masks up for Ron and Sherry Pryde, who completed a 119 day journey that was supposed to be 70 days. (Zoe Ducklow)

Coast Guard towed rudderless sailors to Port Hardy hours before a powerful storm

Rudderless for a month, the couple zigzagged most the way home with “a few donuts and lazy-eights”

Sails down, masks up for Ron and Sherry Pryde, who completed a 119 day journey that was supposed to be 70 days. (Zoe Ducklow)
Debby Baker completed her 671km walk in style with a celebration at Eagles Hall in Ladysmith (Submitted photo)

671 kilometres later, Debby Baker raises $5,000 for local charities

Baker travelled the distance from Ladysmith to the Dalles, Oregon – all without leaving the Island

Debby Baker completed her 671km walk in style with a celebration at Eagles Hall in Ladysmith (Submitted photo)
The cover of the 2021 RASTA calendar. (Photo submitted)

Smashed pumpkins provide a royal Thanksgiving feast for RASTA Sanctuary animals

Substantial community donations to purchase pumpkins surpasses the initial goal

The cover of the 2021 RASTA calendar. (Photo submitted)
Local fire departments rise to the challenges of COVID-19

Local fire departments rise to the challenges of COVID-19

Fire Prevention Week has looked a bit different this year. In the…

Local fire departments rise to the challenges of COVID-19
Town of Ladysmith Parks, Recreation and Culture staff are ready to make a splash with the reopening of the FJCC Aquatic Centre (Submitted photo)

Pool at FJCC to re-open November 2

Further details will be published in the 2020 Fall Aquatic Guide

Town of Ladysmith Parks, Recreation and Culture staff are ready to make a splash with the reopening of the FJCC Aquatic Centre (Submitted photo)
Due to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, the Kinsmen Parade and all other Light Up events have been cancelled (File photo)

Ladysmith Light Up cancelled, but decorations will still go up

The annual event regularly draws crowds of over 30,000 people to the streets of Ladysmith

Due to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, the Kinsmen Parade and all other Light Up events have been cancelled (File photo)
Oct. 4 to 10 is Make-a-Will Week in British Columbia. If you haven’t made a will, or if you would like to update yours, this is the time to do it. (Image by Susan Sewert from Pixabay)

QUIZ: Where there’s a will, there’s a way

The week of Oct. 4 to 10 is Make-a-Will Week in British Columbia. Have you made your will?

Oct. 4 to 10 is Make-a-Will Week in British Columbia. If you haven’t made a will, or if you would like to update yours, this is the time to do it. (Image by Susan Sewert from Pixabay)
Danielle Saddleman and Shane Miller OKIB business owners are reclaiming their family and hope to see more people choose the same path. (Kelsie Kilawna, Local Journalism Initiative Reporter)

Confronting their addictions to make way for healing — a B.C. love story

‘I think what’s helped us is that we had to understand our past and move forward’

Danielle Saddleman and Shane Miller OKIB business owners are reclaiming their family and hope to see more people choose the same path. (Kelsie Kilawna, Local Journalism Initiative Reporter)
Murray McNab welcomes visitors to McNab’s Corn Maze & Produce Farm (Cole Schisler photo)

McNab’s Corn Maze is open for pumpkin patch season

The famed farm will be open daily from 9 a.m. to 7 p.m. until October 31

Murray McNab welcomes visitors to McNab’s Corn Maze & Produce Farm (Cole Schisler photo)
Pictured in front of the temporary portable washroom are Kinsmen Duck Paterson and Mike Richardson, co-chairs of the project, Cory Friesenhan, Kinsmen president; Mark Drysdale, Chamber of Commerce manager, Andrea Rosato-Taylor, Ladysmith Downtown Business Assoc. chair; Mayor Aaron Stone and Tylor Nelson Co-owner, CrossFit Ladysmith (Submitted photo)

Downtown Public Washroom project ‘shovel ready’ thanks to FortisBC community grant

FortisBC has awarded the Ladysmith Kinsmen Club $15,000 toward the Downtown Public Washroom project

Pictured in front of the temporary portable washroom are Kinsmen Duck Paterson and Mike Richardson, co-chairs of the project, Cory Friesenhan, Kinsmen president; Mark Drysdale, Chamber of Commerce manager, Andrea Rosato-Taylor, Ladysmith Downtown Business Assoc. chair; Mayor Aaron Stone and Tylor Nelson Co-owner, CrossFit Ladysmith (Submitted photo)
Marsh Stevens (left) receives a $7,500 donation from The Microtel Inn & Suites by Wyndham Oyster Bay presented by Chad Toronchuk and Microtel staff (Submitted photo)

LRCA Volunteer Counselling Program receives $7,500 boost from Oyster Bay Microtel

The Microtel raised funds through the MasterBUILT Common Ground program

Marsh Stevens (left) receives a $7,500 donation from The Microtel Inn & Suites by Wyndham Oyster Bay presented by Chad Toronchuk and Microtel staff (Submitted photo)
WHALE OF A TALE                                Art Carlyle captured these images of killer whales in the Ladysmith Harbour Monday afternoon, Sept. 28, 2020. They also headed toward Saltair and Chemainus before returning to Ladysmith. (Photos by Art Carlyle)

Killer whales cause a scene

WHALE OF A TALE Art Carlyle captured these images of killer whales…

  • Sep 29, 2020
WHALE OF A TALE                                Art Carlyle captured these images of killer whales in the Ladysmith Harbour Monday afternoon, Sept. 28, 2020. They also headed toward Saltair and Chemainus before returning to Ladysmith. (Photos by Art Carlyle)
Tour de Rock riders arrive in Ladysmith Monday morning. (Photo by Don Bodger)

Ladysmith shows strong support for COVID version of Tour de Rock

Senior donates $8,000 from proceeds of year-long bottle collections

Tour de Rock riders arrive in Ladysmith Monday morning. (Photo by Don Bodger)