Year in Review – June

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

  • Dec. 28, 2015 11:00 a.m.

Mayor’s Bike to Work ride ‘a blast’

Ladysmith Mayor Aaron Stone zipped around town on a Sunhame electric bike during Bike to Work week. Don Suhan (left in photo below) builds the bikes in Ladysmith.

LSS Earns Spuptitul honours

The Ladysmith Secondary School team took top honours in the Spuptitul event, which saw First Nations students from throughout the region come together to speak the Hul’qumi’num’ language.

Historic harbour diorama unveiled

A diorama depicting the Long Wharf in Ladysmith Harbour, where coal was loaded onto ships for export, was one of the highlights of the annual Maritime Festival

Why is this ship still in our harbour?

In June, 2012, a Canadian Coast Guard commissioned survey concluded the Viki Lyne II – a 54 year-old trawler with 13,000 litres of oils and solvents still on her, was in imminent danger of sinking. polluting the harbour, and damaging Ladysmith’s shellfish, tourism and marina industries. She’s still in Ladysmith Harbour.

Railway or trailway, should E&N switch

While some think the E&N right of way could be converted to a trail or cycle route, other argue it’s to valuable as a rail commuter line.