News Briefs – Register now for Cooks in the Kitchen

LRCA is taking registrations for its popular cooking program

The Ladysmith Resources Centre Association (LRCA) is taking registrations for its popular cooking program LRCA Cooks in the Kitchen. The program is open to youth aged 12-16 and offers a chance to gain hands-on cooking experience, learn about nutrition and sanitation, and prepare food to take home. The program begins Friday, Feb. 13 at 1:30 p.m. at the LRCA at 630 Second Ave. Call 250-245-3079 to register. Space is limited.

Safe Harbour training to be offered

The Town of Ladysmith, Ladysmith Downtown Business Association and Ladysmith Chamber of Commerce are co-hosting a training session next month that will help create more safe, welcoming locations in our community.

Provincial Safe Harbour: Respect for All program training will take place Wednesday, Feb. 18 from 7-9 p.m. upstairs at the Ladysmith Legion. RSVP by Feb. 13 to or call Teresa at 250-245-2277. Please provide all participants names as well as your business name for certification.

Safe Harbour: Respect for All is about creating opportunities for businesses, institutions, agencies and municipalities to celebrate our differences, helping to create safer, more welcoming communities that support diversity and reject discrimination.

The Safe Harbour program was originally created by the Central Vancouver Island Multicultural Society

Each Safe Harbour-certified location displays a window decal, certificate and other signage announcing to the community that their management and staff welcome and support newcomers, visible minorities, people with disabilities, youth, seniors and other diverse groups. Staff at these certified locations are prepared to offer immediate and temporary safe refuge for anyone facing mistreatment or discrimination.