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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