Extension families were moving to Ladysmith — Chronicles From The Past

A Finlander paid a fine in the police court yesterday morning for going around on Sunday in a state of intoxication

October 1914

A Finlander paid a fine in the police court yesterday morning for going around on Sunday in a state of intoxication.

On being questioned by the chief of police as to why he was drunk on the Sabbath Day, the accused said: “We must spend a little; somebody has to keep those saloon chaps.”

A number of men from Nanaimo have secured work at the Extension Mines and are moving their families to this city.

Quite a few Extension families are also moving to Ladysmith

October 1954

Work preliminary to the construction of the new highway through Ladysmith is now underway. Men are engaged in slashing brush along the right-of-way at the south end of the city, and a start will be made shortly on a block-long toe wall behind the E&N station.

The new highway will be considerably wider than the present Esplanade, and the grade will take up the space which Comox Logging and Railway Company employees use for parking.

October 1984

Chemainus’ reputation as the home of the Festival of Murals is growing. North Cowichan Ald. Ron McKinnon recently told council the Little Town That Did film was shown by the Municipal Affairs Ministry of B.C. Municipalities convention in Vancouver.

Mayor Graham Bruce added that a 30-minute documentary on the festival had been slated for a CBC-TV slot but had been pre-empted by the visit of Pope John Paul II.

The film has been aired on CBC television previously.

Compiled by Nadine Read, Ladysmith Historical Society