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Ladysmith B.C.’s fastest-growing community

Town topped the province last year with a growth rate of 3.6 percent

  • Feb 14, 2019

Snow and cold setting records in Nanaimo

February 2019 far colder than normal and predicted to stay cold for the rest of the month

Ladysmith’s battered trail system mostly repaired

Geotechnical assessment still needed for collapsed Holand Creek Trail bank

  • Feb 13, 2019
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Truck driver in Humboldt Broncos crash pleads guilty

Cowichan, Sooke, Nanaimo, Victoria, Saanich schools remain closed

Snowfall warning over, Comox, Campbell River, Alberni and Qualicum open

Ladysmith officials say crews working around the clock to keep roads clear

Garbage collection delayed, expected to resume Wednesday, Feb. 13

  • Feb 12, 2019

Cowichan Valley buried at epicentre of snowstorms

Cowichan Valley can expect lots more snow this week

‘This is how we play’ in Ladysmith

Free event set for Family Day, Feb. 18

  • Feb 12, 2019

And the snowiest community on Vancouver Island is…

Black Press reporters break out their tape measures to determine winter warrior bragging rights

UPDATE: Vancouver Island schools and colleges closed Tuesday

WATCH: School superintendent delivers Snow Day message in song

Ladysmith considering substantial jump in development cost charges

Community feedback sought as town considers a 37 per cent hike on new construction

  • Feb 11, 2019

Snow day: Nanaimo schools and university closed Monday

Nanaimo Ladysmith Public Schools, Vancouver Island University cancel classes

Wounded Warriors Run BC gets ready to hit the road

Local runners aim to raise $100,000 for PTSD-related programs, supports

Crashed truck abandoned near Nanaimo River

Emergency crews were called out at about 9:15 a.m. Friday

Forecast calls for 5-10 cm of snow today for southeast Vancouver Island

Environment Canada says snow and wind could disrupt travel plans tonight

Provincial salmon report to be tabled by end of month

Island MLA Doug Routley is co-chairman of the province’s wild salmon advisory council

Gun scare draws heavy RCMP response in Nanaimo

Police responded to a false report of a man with a gun in a home near Bowen Park on Thursday

Can pot farming save Vancouver Island agriculture?

Nanaimo suggests easing ALR rules to help farmers augment their income with cannabis

Two options on the table for older students at Chemainus and Crofton Elementary schools

More portables will be needed or a middle school model set up at Chemainus Secondary