Year in Review

Year in Review – February

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

  • Dec. 28, 2015 9:00 a.m.

Town will move forward with fenced dog park discussion

Proponent Robin Maxted presented a petition signed by 562 residents asking for a fenced, off-leash dog park in Ladysmith.

Town of Ladysmith signs Declaration of the Right to a Healthy Environment

At the urging of Denis Hughes council voted to sign a declaration inspired by Dr. David Suzuki’s Blue Dot Tour.

Derelict vessel bill will be debated in Ottawa

Nanaimo-Cowichan MP Jean Crowder’s bill regarding derelict vessels was to be debated in Ottawa.

Leedahl shares personal essays in her new book

Writer Shelley Leedahl shares perspectives on her book of essays  I Wasn’t Always Like This.

Orcas medal at Regionals

Faith Knelson and Aileen Humphreys earn medals at Vancouver Island Regional Short Course Championships; prepare for AAA Provincials.

Celebrating Main Street – Oyster Bay

A two-part historical perspective on Ladysmith’s Esplanade, with help from the Ladysmith Archives.

North Cowichan achieves climate action milestone

Partners for Climate Protection award the Municipality of North Cowichan honours for its award-winning Climate Action and Energy Plan.

Interest in bigleaf syrup spreading

Vancouver Island maple syrup is getting attention, thanks to Ladysmith farmer Gary Bucklund and family.


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Ladysmith business recognized for supporting diversity in the workplace

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Editorial: Looking back at windstorm helps us prepare for next time

BC Hydro says it was the most destructive storm in its history

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‘Blue Monday’ isn’t real, but depression can be

CMHA encourages people to prioritize their mental health

Parole granted for drunk driver who killed B.C. RCMP officer

Kenneth Jacob Fenton will be able to attend alcohol abuse treatment, nearly three years after crash that killed Const. Sarah Beckett

Anti-pipeline group wants NEB to consider impact of emissions, climate change filed NEB motion asking to apply same standard to the project as it did with Energy East pipeline

B.C. man charged in 2014 snake venom death of toddler

Henry Thomas was taking care of the North Vancouver girl the day before she died

B.C.’s largest public-sector union wants inquiry into money laundering, drugs

Union officials say Premier John Horgan and Attorney General David Eby have not ruled out the possibility of a public inquiry

Teen in confrontation with Native American: I didn’t provoke

Nick Sandmann of Covington Catholic High School said he was trying to defuse the situation

Vancouver Island senior dies after medical emergency and rollover crash

Incident happened Saturday in Nanaimo on Poplar Street

MARS seeing influx of sick, injured eagles from north part of Vancouver Island

Factors for increase in eagle cases can be anything from lead poisoning to vehicle strikes

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