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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Trever George Meers used a handmade spear to stab Rayna Johnson at the Campers Corners RV Park

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Philadelphia Eagles headed to Super Bowl

After routing the Minnesota Vikings 38-7, they will face Tom Brady and the New England Patriots

UPDATE: City of Nanaimo senior manager dismissed

Chief operations officer Brad McRae no longer employed by the city

VIDEO: Dramatic video shows return of rescued B.C. snowboarders

Two snowboarders were rescued near Rossland, B.C. on Sunday after being lost overnight.

Tom Brady leads Patriots back to Super Bowl, top Jaguars 24-20

New England to face winner of Sunday night’s game between Minnesota and Philadelphia on Feb. 4

UPDATE: Ferries sailing again after stormy weather caused cancellations

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Liberals quietly tap experts to write new paternity leave rules

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Insurers say Canadian weather getting hotter, wetter and weirder

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