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Junior (left) and Bill Henderson have a conversation in the carving studio. (Photo by Binny Paul/Campbell River Mirror)
Junior (left) and Bill Henderson have a conversation in the carving studio. (Photo by Binny Paul/Campbell River Mirror)
BBQ winner Janie Dyson stands next to her prize with Island Savings Branch Manager, Kirsten Waller, and 49th Parallel Store Manager, Paul McGregor (Submitted photo)

49th Parallel and Island Savings team up to raise $40,000 for local food banks

920 food bank bags were delivered to food banks in Ladysmith, Chemainus, Duncan, and Cedar

BBQ winner Janie Dyson stands next to her prize with Island Savings Branch Manager, Kirsten Waller, and 49th Parallel Store Manager, Paul McGregor (Submitted photo)
T.W. Paterson has launched a website for his popular Chronicles. (Scott Johnson/Toadhollow Photography)

Columnist T.W. Paterson launches Chronicles website

“It’s the fulfillment of a career-long dream, to publish an historical magazine”

  • Jun 25, 2020
T.W. Paterson has launched a website for his popular Chronicles. (Scott Johnson/Toadhollow Photography)
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What would you do if you missed out on $1-million dollars?
Canadian Tire replaces stolen toys for Salvation Army
Ask Santa
Meet B.C.'s oldest lawyer
LSS principal Dave Travers and LDCU CEO John de Leeuw stand among the 2020 grad signs (Duck Paterson photo)

LDCU partners with LSS to print signs for graduating class of 2020

Each sign featured the names and grad photos of each student

LSS principal Dave Travers and LDCU CEO John de Leeuw stand among the 2020 grad signs (Duck Paterson photo)
John Wilson (Submitted photo)

A farewell to John Wilson

Rollie Rose writes in memoriam of his friend, John Wilson, who passed away June 19, 2020

John Wilson (Submitted photo)
Hockey great Wayne Gretzky laughs during a media event before a tribute to Gordie Howe in Saskatoon on February 6, 2015. Do you know the name of Gretzky’s father? (THE CANADIAN PRESS/Liam Richards)

QUIZ: How much do you know about famous fathers?

In recognition of Father’s Day, take this quiz and put your knowledge to the test

Hockey great Wayne Gretzky laughs during a media event before a tribute to Gordie Howe in Saskatoon on February 6, 2015. Do you know the name of Gretzky’s father? (THE CANADIAN PRESS/Liam Richards)
The official sod turning ceremony, May 1, 2020. Left to right Dan DeClark, construction site manager, Pam Fraser, Ruth Goodbody, Nairne Culver, Building Committee. Missing Cindy LaFleur (Submitted photo)

Ladysmith Healthcare Auxiliary Thrift Store expansion well underway

Expansion will bring benefits for volunteers, shoppers, and the community at large

The official sod turning ceremony, May 1, 2020. Left to right Dan DeClark, construction site manager, Pam Fraser, Ruth Goodbody, Nairne Culver, Building Committee. Missing Cindy LaFleur (Submitted photo)
Cheri Mactier and Kennedy Jessome pose with the grad sign prepared by Straightline Graphics (Submitted photo)

Local realtor and graphic designer create signs to support 2020 graduates

Cheri Mactier and Patrick Soderholm teamed up on an initiative to celebrate grad 2020

Cheri Mactier and Kennedy Jessome pose with the grad sign prepared by Straightline Graphics (Submitted photo)
North Island College English instructor Steve Schoenhoff is hosting the 12th annual 3-Hour Fiction Writing Contest this summer. He’ll provide a prompt to participants. ‘It might be a psychological problem deep in the heart of the protagonist, or a conflict for control of the universe … or the last roll of toilet paper,’ he said. Image provided

North Island College writing contest returns this summer

There will be three chances to take part in the virtual 3-hour writing competition

North Island College English instructor Steve Schoenhoff is hosting the 12th annual 3-Hour Fiction Writing Contest this summer. He’ll provide a prompt to participants. ‘It might be a psychological problem deep in the heart of the protagonist, or a conflict for control of the universe … or the last roll of toilet paper,’ he said. Image provided
Smoked salmon was included in the latest Mowi donation to the Campbell River Food Bank. Photo by Marissa Tiel – Campbell River Mirror

Mowi providing salmon donations to Vancouver Island food banks throughout pandemic

Network started to share product with more than 10 down-Island food banks

Smoked salmon was included in the latest Mowi donation to the Campbell River Food Bank. Photo by Marissa Tiel – Campbell River Mirror
Drivers are advised to leave the width of a car between themselves and horses using public roads. (B.C. transportation ministry)

Physical distancing for vehicles, horses, hikers urged in B.C.

Horse Council B.C. has signs available for rural roads

Drivers are advised to leave the width of a car between themselves and horses using public roads. (B.C. transportation ministry)
From left to right: Fire Chief Chris Geiger, Mayor Aaron Stone, Bill Drysdale, Dave Travers, and Frank Elsom (Gerry Beltgens photo)

Rotary Club of Ladysmith Donates Emergency Preparedness Kits to the Town

The Kits will be stored in various locations around Ladysmith for use in an emergency

From left to right: Fire Chief Chris Geiger, Mayor Aaron Stone, Bill Drysdale, Dave Travers, and Frank Elsom (Gerry Beltgens photo)
There’s no shortage of reading material on the shelves. How much do you know about books, magazines and other printed materials? (Black Press file photo)

QUIZ: Are you ready for some summer reading?

Put your knowledge to the test with this quiz about books, publications and reading

There’s no shortage of reading material on the shelves. How much do you know about books, magazines and other printed materials? (Black Press file photo)
Maple Ridge firefighters have a long track record of rescuing animals in distress. But on Sunday, June 14, 2020, they were called to something out of the ordinary – a report of a puppy trapped inside a couch. (file)
Maple Ridge firefighters have a long track record of rescuing animals in distress. But on Sunday, June 14, 2020, they were called to something out of the ordinary – a report of a puppy trapped inside a couch. (file)
Jassi Sidhu was killed in India in 2000. (THE NEWS/files)
Jassi Sidhu was killed in India in 2000. (THE NEWS/files)
Ladysmith’s playgrounds are now open for public use (Town of Ladysmith photo)

Town of Ladysmith reopens playgrounds

This includes all sports fields, and the Ladysmith Skatepark

Ladysmith’s playgrounds are now open for public use (Town of Ladysmith photo)
June is a popular month for weddings. How much do you know about famous marriages and wedding traditions? (Stock photo)

QUIZ: A celebration of weddings

How much do you know about wedding traditions and famous marriages?

June is a popular month for weddings. How much do you know about famous marriages and wedding traditions? (Stock photo)
Alert Bay resident carves tribute to his community kicking COVID-19’s butt

Alert Bay resident carves tribute to his community kicking COVID-19’s butt

‘Our little village crushed the curve with love and commitment’

Alert Bay resident carves tribute to his community kicking COVID-19’s butt
Kathie Nimmo received a lot of honks from this sign in her front yard on Queen Street in Crofton. (Photo by Don Bodger)

COVID-19 birthday drive-by celebrations snuffed out in Crofton

Bylaw officer visit with threats of a fine mean parade trucks taken off the road

Kathie Nimmo received a lot of honks from this sign in her front yard on Queen Street in Crofton. (Photo by Don Bodger)
Void of summer events going to be felt in Chemainus

Void of summer events going to be felt in Chemainus

CBIA cancels Classics Car Show and Canada Day celebrations

Void of summer events going to be felt in Chemainus