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There will be no formal Light Up festival in Ladysmith this year, due to pandemic concerns. (file photo)

Festival of Lights cancels Light Up in Ladysmith

‘Only responsible option under these circumstances’

Ladysmith Resources Centre Association volunteers set up new signage for the organization's Storybook Walk on Oct. 12. (Photo submitted)

LRCA set up new Ladysmith storybook walk

It was a morning of creativity for Tanya Reid and her team…

  • Oct 15, 2021
To celebrate finishing his first round of chemotherapy, Addison Johnston (left) and his younger brother Ryland were taken to a Japanese restaurant in Vancouver by parents Kristin and Shane Johnston. But lots of treatment remains for the teenager, and his family has learned some hard lessons about the healthcare system. (submitted photo)

Chilliwack parents discover gaps in health care as teenage son battles leukemia

Though he’s 17-years-old, Addison Johnston couldn’t access treatment at B.C. Children’s Hospital

(Chronicle file photo)
(Chronicle file photo)
Bret Bickerton, left, and Owen Gardiner, crew from Rugged Coast Research Society, untie a new research vessel at Brechin Boat Ramp on Thursday, Oct. 7. The Nanaimo-based non-profit, which transports clean-up crews to remote areas of Vancouver Island to remove debris, held a boat cruise to celebrate its fundraising efforts that made the vessel’s purchase possible. (Karl Yu/News Bulletin)

Vancouver Island non-profit shows off rugged new boat for coastal cleanups

Donations allow for purchase of vessel capable of transporting 10 tonnes of marine debris

Bret Bickerton, left, and Owen Gardiner, crew from Rugged Coast Research Society, untie a new research vessel at Brechin Boat Ramp on Thursday, Oct. 7. The Nanaimo-based non-profit, which transports clean-up crews to remote areas of Vancouver Island to remove debris, held a boat cruise to celebrate its fundraising efforts that made the vessel’s purchase possible. (Karl Yu/News Bulletin)
The Town of Ladysmith is starting work on replacing the Rotary boat ramp. (Town of Ladysmith photo)

Town of Ladysmith to replace Rotary dock this month

The Town of Ladysmith is starting work to replace the Rotary boat…

The Town of Ladysmith is starting work on replacing the Rotary boat ramp. (Town of Ladysmith photo)
Pictured is a screen shot of the What3Words app website. The app uses a unique three-word address for locations across the globe, as opposed to longitude and latitude coordinates. ‘///pines.patches.nano’ is one of the locations on Elizabeth Lake in Cranbrook. BC Search and Rescue groups are warning against the use of this app, stating it can cause confusion. (Cranbrook Townsman file)

BC Search and Rescue groups warning against use of What3Words app

UK-based app uses three words, instead of longitude and latitude, to locate someone

Pictured is a screen shot of the What3Words app website. The app uses a unique three-word address for locations across the globe, as opposed to longitude and latitude coordinates. ‘///pines.patches.nano’ is one of the locations on Elizabeth Lake in Cranbrook. BC Search and Rescue groups are warning against the use of this app, stating it can cause confusion. (Cranbrook Townsman file)
Two vehicles were involved in a collision at Olsen Road and Chemainus Road Friday afternoon. (Photo by Don Bodger)

Second two-car accident outside Chemainus on Friday afternoon

Emergency crews busy at the start of the long weekend

Two vehicles were involved in a collision at Olsen Road and Chemainus Road Friday afternoon. (Photo by Don Bodger)
The Town of Ladysmith will hold a public hearing regarding proposed zoning at Churchill Place. (Chronicle photo)

Town of Ladysmith to hold public hearing for housing project

A single affordable unit is included in plans

The Town of Ladysmith will hold a public hearing regarding proposed zoning at Churchill Place. (Chronicle photo)
Police and fire crews on the accident scene in Chemainus Friday morning. (Photo by Don Bodger)

Injured driver transported to hospital by air ambulance after Chemainus accident

Extensive damage to vehicles involved in incident on Chemainus Road

Police and fire crews on the accident scene in Chemainus Friday morning. (Photo by Don Bodger)
Members of the Ladysmith Fire/Rescue department. Back row (left to right) Keenan Pringle, Owen Burt, Mike Smith, Dave Giles, Barry Hartle, Dan Gillard, James McAdam, Mike Porter, Jag Basi, Jamie Pelletier, Matt Rickett and Chad Arsenault. Front row (left to right) Jamie Davidson, Mike Bodall, Dan Cross, Wayne Johnston, Chief Chris Geiger, Mike Primrose, Chris Vanzandwyk, John Goodman, Barry Davidson and Ron Moore.

Fire prevention week: smoke alarms save lives, make sure they work

‘We use fire as a tool but it has the potential to get away on us’

Members of the Ladysmith Fire/Rescue department. Back row (left to right) Keenan Pringle, Owen Burt, Mike Smith, Dave Giles, Barry Hartle, Dan Gillard, James McAdam, Mike Porter, Jag Basi, Jamie Pelletier, Matt Rickett and Chad Arsenault. Front row (left to right) Jamie Davidson, Mike Bodall, Dan Cross, Wayne Johnston, Chief Chris Geiger, Mike Primrose, Chris Vanzandwyk, John Goodman, Barry Davidson and Ron Moore.
Paul Manly, Green Party of Canada candidate and former Nanaimo-Ladysmith MP, addresses the crowd at his election-night base Sept. 20. (News Bulletin file)

Manly isn’t interested in seeking party leadership as Greens rebuild

Former Nanaimo-Ladysmith MP reflects on time in Ottawa

Paul Manly, Green Party of Canada candidate and former Nanaimo-Ladysmith MP, addresses the crowd at his election-night base Sept. 20. (News Bulletin file)
Mark Drysdale has announced he will leave the Ladysmith Chamber of Commerce as of Oct. 15. (Chronicle file photo)

Executive director to leave Ladysmith Chamber of Commerce

‘I am passionate about the community; I love this town’

Mark Drysdale has announced he will leave the Ladysmith Chamber of Commerce as of Oct. 15. (Chronicle file photo)
Teresa Drumel is frustrated with delays in her husband, Antonio Navarro Ochoa’s, application for Canadian residency. (Submitted photo)
Teresa Drumel is frustrated with delays in her husband, Antonio Navarro Ochoa’s, application for Canadian residency. (Submitted photo)
Island Health reported its single-day highest COVID-19 case count ever, yesterday. (News Bulletin file)
Island Health reported its single-day highest COVID-19 case count ever, yesterday. (News Bulletin file)
Jeannine Caldbeck has served as fire chief of the Thetis Island Volunteer Fire Department since 2005. (Photo by Dave Tarris)

Thetis Island fire chief first female in Canada to receive Lifetime Achievement Award

Canadian Volunteer Fire Services Association cites Caldbeck’s significant commitment

Jeannine Caldbeck has served as fire chief of the Thetis Island Volunteer Fire Department since 2005. (Photo by Dave Tarris)
The Town of Ladysmith hosted an engagement fair on Oct. 2 to gather public input for its official community plan review. (Town of Ladysmith photo)

Ladysmith hosts engagement fair for community plan review

Town gathers input from residents to influence official community plan

  • Oct 4, 2021
The Town of Ladysmith hosted an engagement fair on Oct. 2 to gather public input for its official community plan review. (Town of Ladysmith photo)
The newly installed Kinsmen executive, for 2021/22, were sworn in on Oct. 2. Pictured left to right are: Al Moore, secretary; Mark Grills, director; Jason Kelland, treasurer; Cory Friesenhan, president; Mike Richardson, vice president; Michael Roethe, director; Duck Paterson, installing officer and Rodney Woods, director.

Kinsmen Club of Ladysmith swears in new members

Awards were also presented to members who went above and beyond

  • Oct 4, 2021
The newly installed Kinsmen executive, for 2021/22, were sworn in on Oct. 2. Pictured left to right are: Al Moore, secretary; Mark Grills, director; Jason Kelland, treasurer; Cory Friesenhan, president; Mike Richardson, vice president; Michael Roethe, director; Duck Paterson, installing officer and Rodney Woods, director.
All students, kindergarten to Grade 12, in Nanaimo-Ladysmith school district are now required to wear masks, after the B.C. government updated a public health order Oct. 1. (Karl Yu/News Bulletin)

Nanaimo-Ladysmith teachers’ union happy with mask rules, wishes for more cleaning

Jeremy Inscho, Nanaimo District Teachers’ Association head, reacts to provincial mask mandate

All students, kindergarten to Grade 12, in Nanaimo-Ladysmith school district are now required to wear masks, after the B.C. government updated a public health order Oct. 1. (Karl Yu/News Bulletin)
The old South Wellington Elementary School site. (Nanaimo News Bulletin file)

Regional District of Nanaimo working on long-term lease for South Wellington community centre

Nanaimo-Ladysmith school district to write to province seeking lease approval

The old South Wellington Elementary School site. (Nanaimo News Bulletin file)