Year in Review – April

A look back at the last six month of 2015… April

  • Dec. 28, 2015 10:00 a.m.

Year in Review - April

Draft calls for eight per cent tax hike

Ladysmith council wanted to see a budget with a ‘minimal’ tax increase, but staff said conflicting priorities ‘got in the way’ and required a higher jump.

Costly water improvements coming down the pipe

Ladysmith is facing major water projects and costs in the coming years – up to $40 million, with the top priority water filtration at $10 million.

Brave friends to the rescue

Dale Wells and Leonard Aleck were honoured by the Lifesaving Society of B.C. for their rescue of a kayaker in November.

Resurrection looms for Cedar High

The Cedar to Ladysmith school ‘experiment’ drew closer to a conclusion when SD68 trustees recommended re-opening Cedar Secondary in time for the 2016 school year.

Five decades and counting

St. Joseph’s Elementary School celebrated 50 years of faith-based education.

Riding for the veterans

Lindsay Chung, former editor of the Chronicle, and Cathleen McMahon embarked on a 211-day journey supporting a cross-Canada horseback ride raising awareness for veterans.

Williams Murphy named Ladysmith Ambassador

Emily Weeks, Ladysmith’s 2014 Ambassador, crowned her successor, Maya Williams Murphy.

Puppy Love

Four year-old Eve-Lynne Linden, born with omphalocele, is thrilled with the companionship of her new friend Diva.


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