Ladysmith Community Health Centre getting new roof

The Ladysmith Community Health Centre could be ushering in the new year with a new roof.

The Ladysmith Community Health Centre could be ushering in the new year with a new roof.

Work to replace the centre’s roof began in September, and it is nearing completion.

Facilities manager John Vassallo hopes the work will be done by the end of this year.

“It’s a project that was long overdue,” he said. “It is almost done. It should be done by the end of this year or into January — I’m certainly hoping it will be done by the end of this year.”

The old tar and gravel roof is being replaced with a torch on roof, which Vassallo says is much better.

“I think it’s good we were able to come up with the funding for a new roof to give an old building that’s serving the community a much longer life,” he said. “We’re good for many years to come now.”

The ventilation ducting on the roof is also being replaced.

“When we found we were doing the roof, we started looking at the ventilation and found it was in such bad condition, we thought we’d better replace it,” said Vassallo. “The new ventilation is more efficient. It’s insulated better, so it should be a greener installation.”

Just Posted

B.C. to serve Riot Brewing’s dark mild to visiting dignitaries

Just in time for their second anniversary celebration, the folks at Riot… Continue reading

Cassidy home lost to fire, but family and 14 dogs are safe

Firefighters were called to a blaze Wednesday morning at house near Nanaimo Airport

Gas prices on Vancouver Island to drop six cents

But a ‘volatile’ market could lead to increases in the coming weeks

LRCA receives $3.6-million in provincial funding for affordable housing project

The Ladysmith Resources Centre Association is receiving $3.6-million in provincial funding to… Continue reading

Ladysmith researchers shed new light on First World War effort

John and Esther Sharp visited the Ladysmith Archives a year ago to… Continue reading

People flocking to Vancouver Island city to see hundreds of sea lions

Each year the combination of Steller and California sea lions take over Cowichan Bay

Vancouver Island remembers

Important stories shared as Islanders salute those who made the greatest sacrifice

Protesters confront Environment Minister in B.C.

Protesters wanting more for killer whales confront Catherine McKenna

Humans reshaping evolutionary history of species around the globe: paper

University of British Columbia researcher had the paper published in the Proceedings of the Royal Society

Toronto ‘carding’ activist Desmond Cole stopped by police in Vancouver

Cole says his experience reveals what daily life is like for black and Indigenous residents

Commercial trucks banned from left lane of Coquihalla

B.C.’s Ministry of Transportation has introduced a new program that hopes to prevent accidents and closures on the Coquihalla Highway.

B.C. on track to record same number of overdose deaths as last year

128 people died of overdoses in September, bringing the total to more than 1,100 so far in 2018

Cowichan school district defends lack of notice to parents following elementary student arrest

Officials with School District 79 stand by their decision not to send out an alert.

B.C. firefighters rescue horse stuck in mud

‘It happens more often than you’d think,’ says deputy chief

Most Read