News Briefs for June 22, 2016

Help unlock $500 K for the BC SPCA

Beginning June 14, every one-time donation made to the BC SPCA anywhere in the province will go towards “unlocking” a $500,000 gift from an anonymous animal lover in Victoria.

In upcoming weeks, every gift made to the BC SPCA will be tracked and added to a campaign thermometer. Once the total reaches $500,000, the $500,000 gift from the anonymous donor will be “unlocked” and will be used to save animal lives.

Rosemary Conder, chief development officer for the BC SPCA said, “We are hoping to reach our goal within four to five weeks and we urge anyone who is considering making a donation to help B.C.’s most vulnerable animals to take this opportunity to double the value of their gift.”

To join the campaign to save animal lives, please visit

Ladysmith Summer Farmer’s Market

The summer farmer’s market at Transfer Beach sponsored by the Ladysmith Chamber of Commerce will run on Saturdays from June 18 until September 17 from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m.

Head down and support the local famers and growers and enjoy fresh produce and local products.  Without your support, these growers may not be able to continue to offer farm fresh produce.

You never know what you might find.