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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Historic 75th AGM highlights successes of LDCU

Ladysmith District Credit Union celebrated 75 years of service at their annual general meeting.

Father’s anguish remains three years after son’s murder in Chemainus

Derek Descoteau remembered as a young man with such a great future ahead

Have a say in the planning and development of Ladysmith

The Town is looking for residents who are engaged in their community to serve on a new committee.

UPDATE: B.C. pilot killed in Honduras plane crash

The crash happened in the Roatan Islands area, according to officials

B.C. VIEWS: Reality of our plastic recycling routine exposed

Turns out dear old China wasn’t doing such a great job

Carbon dioxide at highest levels for over 2.5 million years, expert warns of 100 years of disruption

CO2 levels rising rapidly, now higher than at any point in humanity’s history

RCMP arrest violent offender on Vancouver Island

Police struggle with suspect and take him down with a taser

B.C. ferry stops to let black bear swim past near Nanaimo

Queen of Oak Bay brakes for wildlife in Nanaimo’s Departure Bay

Mother dead, child in critical condition after carbon monoxide poisoning at Shuswap campground

The woman was found unresponsive insider her tent and the youth was taken via air ambulance to hospital

Canada’s parole officers say correctional system has reached breaking point

About half of Canada’s federal parole officers work inside penitentiaries and correctional institutions

Montreal researchers create audible hockey puck for visually impaired players

Three years ago, Gilles Ouellet came up with the idea for a puck that makes a continuous sound

Vancouver Island MusicFest: ‘House bands’ from the golden age of rock and R&B

Some of America’s greatest session musicians are coming to the Comox Valley this summer

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