Year in Review - November

Year in Review – November

A look back at the last six month of 2015…

  • Jan. 4, 2016 7:00 a.m.

WWII a job that needed doing

World War II veteran Bill Hopkins recounted his experiences as a sailor aboard a troop ship that landed soldiers on Juno Beach during the D-Day invasion.

Esplanade dealership gets council green

Ladysmith council approved of plans to allow a car dealership focused on alternative energy vehicles to be located on the Esplanade, just south of the Cenotaph.

Stz’uminus business interests growing

The Coast Salish Development Corp, which is owned by the Stz’uminus First Nation, is vying for the Small Business BC Community Impact Award, and a bigger piece of the action in and around Ladysmith.

Echo Park renamed in Hul’qumi’num to Wul’aam

After consultation, and in recognition of the Penelakut First Nation, North Cowichan council decided to rename Echo Park to Wul’aam, which means ‘echo’ in Hul’qumi’num.

Zen and the art of guitar making

If you want to make music, and the instrument your music will be played on, guitar maker Joe Egan has just the course you might be looking for.

Provincial organization takes up Dogpatch case

The BC Nautical Residents Association has responded to a call from the Ladysmith Harbour Community to advocate on behalf of residents in the Dogpatch.

Chemainus teacher honoured

Janet Ruest was off to Ottawa to receive the Geographic Society’s top award for teachers.

 

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For every internet complainer there were two more willing to help a neighbour

Car fire destroys vehicle in Chemainus

Traffic rerouted for a short time at the Henry Road roundabout

Ladysmith walks to help others on the Coldest Night of the Year

Community asked to step up for the local hungry and homeless

Unplowed Roads parody song destined to be a classic

Move over Weird Al, Island elementary students on the same level

Sell regulated heroin to curb B.C.’s overdose problem: report

B.C. Centre on Substance Use points to organized crime and money-laundering as contributing factors

Galchenyuk scores in OT as Coyotes edge Canucks 3-2

Vancouver manages single point as NHL playoff chase continues

B.C. legislature moving suspended staff controversy to outside review

Whale watching, Seattle Mariners trips billed as emergency preparedness, Speaker Darryl Plecas says

More people signing up for compulsory vaccines

Maple Ridge mom says public tired of hearing about measles

UPDATE: Man charged in stabbing of woman, off-duty cop outside B.C. elementary school

Manoj George, 49, is facing two counts of aggravated assault and two counts of assault with a weapon after the incident on Wednesday, Feb. 20.

Federal fisheries minister calls for precautionary approach to fish farming

Government still reviewing Federal Court’s decision on PRV – Wilkinson

Why do zebras have stripes? Perhaps to dazzle away flies

Researchers from University of Bristol look into why zebras have stripes

Poll: More voters believe Canada doing worse under Trudeau government

22 per cent believed the country is doing better and 27 per cent said things are the same

HBC shuttering Home Outfitters across Canada

North America’s oldest retailer is revamping its various stores to improve profitability

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