Year in Review - December

Year in Review – December

A look back at the last six month of 2015…

  • Jan. 4, 2016 4:00 p.m.

Ladysmith Light-Up launches Christmas

Light-Up 2015 ended with a spectacular fireworks display, capping the afternoon and evening festivities that officially usher in the Christmas season at the 49th Parallel.

Malli to retire as Ladysmith CAO

Chief Administrative Officer Ruth Malli announced her plans to retire in June, 2016, after 32 years with the municipality.

Variable speed signs not for the Malahat, yet

Variable speed signs, that will change according to conditions, are being tested elsewhere in B.C., and the Malahat is a high priority for the system if the signs prove effective.

Suicide: What to look for, what to do

Second in a two-part series focuses on things parents need to know to recognize the signs of a child caught up in suicidal ‘ideation,’ and what they can do if they suspect their child is in trouble.

Rough road ahead for Ladysmith

Looking down the road the Town of Ladysmith is seeing not only bumps, but cracks, crumbling shoulders, potholes and significant expenses to get its pavement back in shape, then keep it that way.

Knelson makes Junior National Team

Ladysmith Orcas swimmer Faith Knelson is in the fast lane.

Music Hall: a museum and a venue

Stepping into the Music Hall restaurant is like entering a time machine into Ladysmith’s past. It’s also a venue where casual dining and big name music come together.

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