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Vancouver Island’s provincial parks ready to reopen

Visitors advised to follow physical distancing protocols as day use returns to selected parks May 14

Oyster Harbour adapts to keep residents safe and connected during COVID-19

The ban on visitors has been the hardest adjustment for residents

It’s clear face shields are an important piece of personal protective equipment

Chemainus’ Hird-Rutter found a design and decided to produce them using a 3D printer

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Fish parcels from home: A coastal B.C First Nation’s link with dispersed members

Despite the pandemic, Kyuquot First Nation will continue with its annual food fish distribution for members dispersed outside traditional lands

Pre-existing woes might deepen after COVID-19 for remote Vancouver Island schools

Logistics, transportation and a broadened spectrum of vulnerable students are some of the challenges SD 84 schools will have to deal with

‘Who’s keeping an eye on logging activities on Vancouver Island during COVID-19 ?’

With no watchdog around, conservationists are worried about old-growth logging activities and call for ‘modernized regulations’ in the forest sector

Nurses Week 2020 highlights health care champions

LCHC leader, Shauna McGoldrick says that nurses want the public to keep up their good work

Machine Shop upgrades will exceed original cost projections

An estimated $450,000 is needed to make the Machine Shop habitable for tenants

Tahsis students step out for socially distanced farm to school activities

Students from Captain Meares Elementary Secondary school get productive with outdoor education amidst pandemic

Ladysmith Kinsmen continue to donate during COVID-19 pandemic

The Kinsmen recently donated to the Ladysmith Historical Society and LaFF

COVID-19 pandemic sparks calls for progressive federal policies

Nanaimo-Ladysmith MP Paul Manly is calling for the implementation of a guaranteed livable income

UPDATE: Teen suspect in flare and fire incident at convenience store arrested in Ladysmith

Arson, robbery, weapons-related charges approved against two suspects who remain in police custody

Isolated B.C. First Nation seeks further seclusion in response to COVID-19

Accessible only by air or water, no one can get in or out of Kyuquot without First Nation’s permission

Numerous incidents during high winds prompt police to make safe driving recommendations

Incidents in the Chemainus area particularly dangerous on April 25

Vancouver Island wilderness tourism operator optimistic despite business dip

Christine Clarke, a Strathcona tourism operator, believes that people will want to ‘connect’ and come back to nature to ‘heal’ post COVID-19

Ladysmith Days 2020 has been cancelled

Citizen of the Year will still go ahead, but without any in person ceremony

Ladysmith Days 2020 has been cancelled

Citizen of the Year will still go ahead, but without any in person ceremony

Dirt biker airlifted following crash on backroad north of Ladysmith

62-year-old suffered serious injuries when he lost control of bike and struck a tree in Cassidy

Nanaimo-Ladysmith school district looking at demolishing South Wellington school

School board passes 2020-21 capital projects bylaw motion