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Arctic air is forecast to envelop the Vancouver Island in the coming days, says Environment Canada. (News Bulletin file)

Arctic air forecast to put the chill on Vancouver Island

Environment Canada issues special weather statement for the area

Arctic air is forecast to envelop the Vancouver Island in the coming days, says Environment Canada. (News Bulletin file)
Motorists can expect traffic delays at the Davis Lagoon bridge. (Photo by Don Bodger)

Davis Lagoon bridge undergoing repairs

Work continues each day from 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. and motorists can expecte delays

Motorists can expect traffic delays at the Davis Lagoon bridge. (Photo by Don Bodger)
Vehicles pass through the South Davis Road intersection. (Cole Schisler photo)

South Davis Community group petitions government for changes to the South Davis Road intersection

521 letters were compiled from south Ladysmith residents asking for safety improvements

Vehicles pass through the South Davis Road intersection. (Cole Schisler photo)
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The B.C. Ministry of Education expanded mask rules for public school students on Feb. 4. (Stock photo)

Nanaimo-Ladysmith teachers’ union hopes for stricter mask rules in schools

Local teachers’ union says B.C. rules fall short of other provinces

The B.C. Ministry of Education expanded mask rules for public school students on Feb. 4. (Stock photo)
COVID-19 cases on Vancouver Island by local health service area, Jan. 24-30. (B.C. Centre for Disease Control image)

New COVID-19 cases daily keep ‘pressure’ on Island residents to stop the spread

Case numbers remain highest in Nanaimo and Cowichan Valley South, but are levelling off

COVID-19 cases on Vancouver Island by local health service area, Jan. 24-30. (B.C. Centre for Disease Control image)
Saltair residents are facing a decision on the borrowing for a new water treatment system. (Photo by Don Bodger)

Feb. 10 the deadline for Saltair water borrowing bylaw opposition

Alternative Approval Process will determine if loan authorization proceeds

Saltair residents are facing a decision on the borrowing for a new water treatment system. (Photo by Don Bodger)
BC Housing has applied for a temporary use permit to create a temporary shelter in the Island Hotel. (Cole Schisler photo)

BC Housing files temporary use permit for shelter inside Island Hotel

If approved, the shelter would provide 10 sleeping pods for homeless individuals in Ladysmith

BC Housing has applied for a temporary use permit to create a temporary shelter in the Island Hotel. (Cole Schisler photo)
LRCA Food Security Coordinator Paula Masyk holds a bin of produce delivered by Loaves and Fishes. (Cole Schisler photo)

LRCA Food Bank and Loaves and Fishes team up to provide produce for Ladysmith families

Since the partnership began, Loaves and Fishes has provided 3,669 kilograms of food

LRCA Food Security Coordinator Paula Masyk holds a bin of produce delivered by Loaves and Fishes. (Cole Schisler photo)
Bono, the three-year-old King Doberman Pinscher went missing on Tuesday Jan. 26. (Submitted photo)
Bono, the three-year-old King Doberman Pinscher went missing on Tuesday Jan. 26. (Submitted photo)
Mark Turner found bone fragments that are believed to be from a marine reptile at a fossil site south of Ladysmith. (Mark Turner photo)

Possible marine reptile fossils found south of Ladysmith

The remains could belong to a plesiosaur, a mosasaurus, or an ancient marine turtle

Mark Turner found bone fragments that are believed to be from a marine reptile at a fossil site south of Ladysmith. (Mark Turner photo)
Campbell River RCMP have made an arrest in connection with an Oct. 2020 death. RCMP photo
Campbell River RCMP have made an arrest in connection with an Oct. 2020 death. RCMP photo
WFP and PPWC Local 8 have reached a new collective agreement. (File photo)
WFP and PPWC Local 8 have reached a new collective agreement. (File photo)
Ladysmith Community Health Centre. (Cole Schisler photo)

Island Health apologizes after mom says Ladysmith urgent care treatment was racist

Community leaders call for action and real change to address systemic racism

Ladysmith Community Health Centre. (Cole Schisler photo)
Two additional cases of positive COVID-19 tests have been reported at Chemainus Secondary School. (File photo by Don Bodger)

Positive COVID-19 test identified at Chemainus Secondary School

Island Health completes contact tracing to identify staff or students who need to self-isolate

Two additional cases of positive COVID-19 tests have been reported at Chemainus Secondary School. (File photo by Don Bodger)
COVID-19 (Pixabay)

Case of COVID-19 at Maple Ridge high school may be new variant

Maple Ridge testing centre closed Monday as Garibaldi students, staff to be tested

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Severe flooding was captured in this drone photo by Shawn Wagar. (File photo by Shawn Wagar)

Rising water caused havoc a year ago

Chemainus River flooding extensive in the early morning hours of Feb. 1

Severe flooding was captured in this drone photo by Shawn Wagar. (File photo by Shawn Wagar)
A photo of the excavated area at McLean Mill at the end of the rail line, taken on Dec. 16, 2020. (ELENA RARDON / ALBERNI VALLEY NEWS)

Port Alberni offers $10,000 for information about McLean Mill oil spill

Costs for the cleanup of the site have reached more than $1 million

A photo of the excavated area at McLean Mill at the end of the rail line, taken on Dec. 16, 2020. (ELENA RARDON / ALBERNI VALLEY NEWS)
A nurse prepares a vaccine dose at an immunization clinic for long-term care workers in Nanaimo earlier this month. (Island Health photo)

Island Health making hard choices about vaccines and ‘who gets into the lifeboat’

Vaccine delivery delays keeping chief medical health officer awake at night

A nurse prepares a vaccine dose at an immunization clinic for long-term care workers in Nanaimo earlier this month. (Island Health photo)
Oyster Harbour long term care home in Ladysmith received their first dose of COVID-19 vaccines. (Cole Schisler photo)

Oyster Harbour staff and residents receive first dose of COVID-19 vaccines

Staff were given the Pfizer vaccine, and residents were given the Moderna vaccine

Oyster Harbour long term care home in Ladysmith received their first dose of COVID-19 vaccines. (Cole Schisler photo)
Extensive water on No. 4 and 5 at the Mount Brenton Golf Course following heavy rains earlier this month. (Photo submitted)

Mount Brenton Golf Course business boomed in 2020

A total of 15,000 more rounds played than the previous year

Extensive water on No. 4 and 5 at the Mount Brenton Golf Course following heavy rains earlier this month. (Photo submitted)