Town hoped for harbour plan — Chronicles from the Past

Ladysmith town council has applied for provincial money to fund a Harbour Master Plan

December 1914

During the discussion with regard to lowering water pipes, Ald. Knight said the Waterworks Company had dug up the streets in several places without permission from the council, and in front of the Frank Hotel, the street was not put in the shape it was before the digging had been done.

Ald. Knight thought the city should request the Waterworks Company to put the hydrant at the Pretoria hotel in a serviceable condition. He made the motion to this effect, which was seconded by Ald. Scott and carried.

December 1954

At Nanaimo last Friday evening, three Ladysmith teams won two out of three games with Nanaimo squads.

In the high school senior girls’ game, Ladysmith, sporting two local hoops stars, Barbara McBride and Anita Hemmingsen, staved off a last quarter rally to defeat Nanaimo 18-16. McBride paced Ladysmith with six points, while Hemmingsen and Marianne Forkks scored four apiece for the winners. McKnight topped Nanaimo with six.

In the senior boys’ game, Ladysmith lost all but dignity, as they were walloped 48-28. Don Samuelson retained that by dumping in 13 points to lead the game’s scorers. The local boys, Terry Eastman and Dragutin Svetic, scored four each for the losers. Jimmie Roe, as always, played a fine defensive game.

Korsich and Dision were tied for Nanaimo leadership with 11 points each, Bartolotto hooped 10 and Williams eight for the winners.

December 1984

Ladysmith town council has applied for provincial money to fund a Harbour Master Plan. As part of a municipal affairs planning grant, the town could receive $5,000 to $50,000 to study possible uses for Ladysmith Harbour’s navigable waters and foreshore. The study could also include the impact of breakwaters, dredging and improving small boat facilities.

Ladysmith council previously adopted an official Foreshore Plan, dealing with the surface of land surrounding the harbour.

The Ladysmith Volunteer Fire Department will play host to St. Nick as he takes part in this year’s annual parade.

Fire Chief Bill Grouhel says the department is looking for area merchants and civic groups to get into the Christmas spirit by preparing floats and other entries for the parade.

Compiled by Nadine Read, Ladysmith Historical Society