Year in Review

Year in Review – March

A look back at the last six month of 2015 . . . March

  • Dec. 28, 2015 10:00 a.m.

Hundreds gather for Chemainus skate park’s official opening

Eight years in the making, a new skate park in Chemainus was celebrated by 300.

Strike carries on at Stz’uminus Health

Employees of the Stz’uminus Health Centre remain on the picket line in a dispute that had continued for more than 20 days.

No support for derelict vessels bill from Conservatives

A private member’s Bill C-638 by Nanaimo-Cowichan MP Jean Crowder was not supported by Conservatives

New York, New York

Ladysmith dancer Kayla Henry qualified for the prestigious Youth America Grand Prix finals in New York, April 10-16.

Welcome to a town with good taste

A wave of ‘good taste’ is making fine dining a matter of choice in Ladysmith.

Penelakut boys set their sights on Sweden

A fundraising campaign was launched to get a group of Penelakut soccer players to a tournament in Sweden.

Life is shorter in Ladysmith

A health profile indicates people die sooner here, but officials aren’t sure why. Women have a life expectancy of 82 years in Ladysmith, compared to 84 years provincially; men 77 years compared to 80

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Home care complaints up 45% on Vancouver Island

Number of home care hours delivered down 6%, complaints up 45 %

Plantitude giving Ladysmith vegans equal footing

New downtown restaurant believed to be downtown’s first featuring all vegan options

Volunteers take down after another successful Ladysmith Festival of Lights

Good crowd comes out for a sunny Sunday volunteer session of taking down decorations

Blood moon over Ladysmith

Gerry Beltgens shook off cold fingers this weekend to capture this image… Continue reading

Reflections of Ladysmith: The Art of Michael Dean

Work, place and people are inseparable for Vancouver Island painter

UPDATE: B.C. legislature managers accused of excessive travel, personal expense claims

Clerk Craig James, security chief Gary Lenz call allegations ‘completely false’

New Canada Food Guide nixes portion sizes, promotes plant-based proteins

Guide no longer lists milk and dairy products as a distinct food group

One-third of pregnant women think cannabis won’t harm their baby: UBC

Review of six U.S. studies found doctors didn’t communicate health risks of pot use

No cash, no election sign policy pondered by B.C. city

A deposit could be required to put up election signs in 2022.

China demands US drop Huawei extradition request with Canada

China detained two Canadians on Dec. 10 in an apparent attempt to pressure Canada to release Meng

9 brains, 3 hearts: Some wild facts about octopuses

Things to know about the giant Pacific octopus, which is naturally found in the waters of the U.S. West coast, the Aleutian Islands and Japan

Hollywood announces 2019 Oscar nominations

Netflix has scored its first best picture nomination, something the streaming giant has dearly sought

Collapsed floor traps worker at decommissioned North Island pulp mill

Man frees self, escapes injury, investigation underway at Elk Falls facility in Campbell River

Auto shop apologizes after Vancouver Island employees disrespect memorial convoy

Mr. Lube staff members suspended after incident Sunday in Nanaimo

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