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Starting Nov. 9, acute care facility visitors will need to show proof of full vaccination. (Black Press Media file photo)

Island Health, province to require proof of vaccination for acute care visitors

Children under 12, those with medical exemptions excluded from requirement

Starting Nov. 9, acute care facility visitors will need to show proof of full vaccination. (Black Press Media file photo)
Poppies are displayed around downtown, which were painted by artists at the Ladysmith Waterfront Art Gallery, along with local Legion members. The Town of Ladysmith puts them on display every year. (Photo by Tyler Hay)

Legion to host small Remembrance Day ceremony

Legion president says poppy campaign falls short of last year with fewer donations

Poppies are displayed around downtown, which were painted by artists at the Ladysmith Waterfront Art Gallery, along with local Legion members. The Town of Ladysmith puts them on display every year. (Photo by Tyler Hay)
A wind warning has been issued for most of Vancouver Island for Monday night, Nov. 8, 2021. Gusting winds could cause power outages and other damage. (Citizen file)

Wind warning issued for Vancouver Island

Strong gusting winds developing Monday night

A wind warning has been issued for most of Vancouver Island for Monday night, Nov. 8, 2021. Gusting winds could cause power outages and other damage. (Citizen file)
RVs and trailers were lined up as far as the eye could see on Sunday, Nov. 7 to get across the U.S. border in Osoyoos. (Rose-Anne Atkinson Facebook)

Snowbirds line up overnight at Osoyoos-U.S. border to be first across

Canadians wanting to spend winter in warmer parts of the U.S. have waited 20 months to cross

RVs and trailers were lined up as far as the eye could see on Sunday, Nov. 7 to get across the U.S. border in Osoyoos. (Rose-Anne Atkinson Facebook)
(Photo courtesy of Easter Seals BC/Yukon.)

Lions club hosts 50/50 fundraising raffle for Easter Seals

The Ladysmith Lions Club is selling 50/50 online raffle tickets to help…

(Photo courtesy of Easter Seals BC/Yukon.)
Portrait of the Williams family used in a GoFundMe campaign to raise money for the funeral of Shirley Williams and Jovan Williams who were killed in a police-involved shooting. Shirley is wearing a white hat and Jovan is the taller of the two men. (File photo)

Inquest into northern B.C. police shooting death recommends creating community crisis intervention teams

Shirley and Jovan Williams were killed by RCMP in Granisle following a conflict with neighbours

Portrait of the Williams family used in a GoFundMe campaign to raise money for the funeral of Shirley Williams and Jovan Williams who were killed in a police-involved shooting. Shirley is wearing a white hat and Jovan is the taller of the two men. (File photo)
A new residence with 45 housing units will be built at 865 Catherine St., and run by the Aboriginal Coalition to End Homelessness Society. (Google Maps)

$11.3M to create Island homes for Indigenous people experiencing homelessness

Aboriginal Coalition to End Homelessness housing to offer 24/7 culturally-appropriate supports

A new residence with 45 housing units will be built at 865 Catherine St., and run by the Aboriginal Coalition to End Homelessness Society. (Google Maps)
Mink farms are being phased out in B.C. and will be shut down entirely by April 2025. (THE CANADIAN PRESS/Mads Claus Rasmussen/Ritzau Scanpix via AP)

BC plans to phase out mink farming industry by 2025

The government is doing this over four years to allow farmers and workers a transition period

Mink farms are being phased out in B.C. and will be shut down entirely by April 2025. (THE CANADIAN PRESS/Mads Claus Rasmussen/Ritzau Scanpix via AP)
Ladysmith town council held a special meeting virtually on Nov. 2 to accomodate a public hearing. (YouTube screenshot)

Ladysmith council begins budget talks — Nov. 2 council recap

Mayor Stone also proclaimed Nov. 16 as Louis Riel Day in the Town of Ladysmith

Ladysmith town council held a special meeting virtually on Nov. 2 to accomodate a public hearing. (YouTube screenshot)
Saanich police work the crime scene in 2018 where Langford man Shawn Campbell was attacked; he later died in hospital. Two men convicted of manslaughter in the case were sentenced to six years each for the crime on Nov. 5. (Black Press Media file photo)

Two Vancouver Island men sentenced to 6 years for fatal hammer attack on friend

Nathen Monsour, Lee Hart pleaded guilty to manslaughter in 2018 death of Shawn Campbell

Saanich police work the crime scene in 2018 where Langford man Shawn Campbell was attacked; he later died in hospital. Two men convicted of manslaughter in the case were sentenced to six years each for the crime on Nov. 5. (Black Press Media file photo)
The Town of Ladysmith held a public hearing regarding proposed zoning at Churchill Place. (Chronicle photo)

Ladysmith council hears public opinion on Churchill Place

If carried, amendments would permit up to 27 multi-family and 10 single-family units

The Town of Ladysmith held a public hearing regarding proposed zoning at Churchill Place. (Chronicle photo)
Gerald Kearney, 61, has not been in contact with family or friends. (Contributed - RCMP)
Gerald Kearney, 61, has not been in contact with family or friends. (Contributed - RCMP)
Ships continue to work to control a fire onboard the MV Zim Kingston about eight kilometres from the shore in Victoria, B.C., on Monday, October 25, 2021. A special weather statement was issued for the Greater Victoria area as southeasterly winds gusting up to 90km per hour were forecasted. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Chad Hipolito

Vancouver Island MPs want immediate federal oversight in container ship clean-up

More than 100 containers went overboard from the MV Zim Kingston near Victoria last week

Ships continue to work to control a fire onboard the MV Zim Kingston about eight kilometres from the shore in Victoria, B.C., on Monday, October 25, 2021. A special weather statement was issued for the Greater Victoria area as southeasterly winds gusting up to 90km per hour were forecasted. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Chad Hipolito
Justin James Dodd appeared in a Duncan courtroom via video conference for the first time Tuesday morning on two counts of second degree murder. (Photo by Don Bodger)

Accused vows to represent himself in Crofton double murder case

Justin James Dodd makes first court appearance on charges via video conference

Justin James Dodd appeared in a Duncan courtroom via video conference for the first time Tuesday morning on two counts of second degree murder. (Photo by Don Bodger)
The Plymouth Loci #107 engine returned to Ladysmith on Oct. 30. (Photo by Duck Paterson)

Near hundred-year-old workhorse engine returns to Ladysmith

Volunteers hope to bring the Plymouth Loci #107 back to life

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The Plymouth Loci #107 engine returned to Ladysmith on Oct. 30. (Photo by Duck Paterson)
Image courtesy Creative Outlet

Ladysmith Secondary prom committee seeking donations

Hopes to give graduates a prom night to remember

Image courtesy Creative Outlet
Cities across B.C. experienced record-breaking temperatures during the heat dome that hit much of the province at the end June, 2021. (Black Press Media file photo)

Summer heat dome killed 48 on Vancouver Island: BC Coroners Service

A total of 595 people died due to summer heat waves across B.C.

Cities across B.C. experienced record-breaking temperatures during the heat dome that hit much of the province at the end June, 2021. (Black Press Media file photo)
Newly elected Nanaimo-Ladysmith MP Lisa Marie Barron, front, and Nanaimo MLA Sheila Malcolmson at a community event earlier this year. (News Bulletin file)

Nanaimo-Ladysmith MP to focus on opioid crisis, wild salmon stocks

Lisa Marie Barron receives critic roles leading up to parliamentary session beginning Nov. 22

Newly elected Nanaimo-Ladysmith MP Lisa Marie Barron, front, and Nanaimo MLA Sheila Malcolmson at a community event earlier this year. (News Bulletin file)
Pat MacFarlane, LRCA Christmas Cheer campaign coordinator (left) and Barb Champagne, LRCA office manager (right) are already busy preparing to make a merry Christmas for Ladysmith families in need. (Photo courtesy of the LRCA)

LRCA to host modified Christmas Cheer program

Association has a goal of providing 150 families with gift cards, rather than Christmas hampers

Pat MacFarlane, LRCA Christmas Cheer campaign coordinator (left) and Barb Champagne, LRCA office manager (right) are already busy preparing to make a merry Christmas for Ladysmith families in need. (Photo courtesy of the LRCA)
Thursday’s total of 114 new cases topped the previous record of 107 new COVID-19 cases for Island Health, set on Oct. 5. (Courtesy of Island Health)

Island Health hits new record for single-day COVID-19 cases

Vancouver Island new caseload nearly doubles previous days in Thursday report

Thursday’s total of 114 new cases topped the previous record of 107 new COVID-19 cases for Island Health, set on Oct. 5. (Courtesy of Island Health)