Year in Review - October

Year in Review – October

A look back at the last six month of 2015…

  • Jan. 4, 2016 8:00 a.m.

Dogpatch live-aboards served notice

The town of Ladysmith served notice on boat owners moored in the Dogpatch that they would have until mid-November to weigh anchor

Three new murals for Chemainus

Three new murals will be added to the Festival of Murals walk, said President Tom Andrews. The new works will be located in the lane behind Willow Street, between Legion and Mill streets.

NDP Takes Van Isle

After a gruelling 11 week campaign, New Democrats took six of seven Vancouver Island seats in the Oct. 19 federal election. Sheila Malcolmson took Nanaimo-Ladysmith; Alistair MacGregor Cowichan-Malahat-Langford.

Is our air making us sick?

A study points to wood smoke from fireplaces and stoves, as well as outdoor burning, as the main sources of pollution, which results in a ‘prevalence of chronic respiratory illness’ in the Cowichan Valley.

Elevator at Arts Council going up!

Art lovers wanting to attend Ladysmith Arts Council and Water Front Gallery events – especially patrons with disabilities that make stairs difficult – were celebrating completion of an $80,000 elevator project.

Trend-lines for kids’ wellness raise concerns

Community organizations and the Vancouver Island Health Authority are concerned about indicators children in the Cowichan Valley are at higher risk than kids elsewhere on the Island and in B.C.

Fire erupts at Ladysmith Shell

 

 

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Meet the Ladysmith ambassador candidates

Seven enrolled in this year’s leadership program

Dump truck driver hurt after highway crash in Ladysmith

One man airlifted to hospital after collision between dump truck and pickup truck Friday

Ladysmith reservoirs full despite winter drought

Both reservoirs at or above capacity

Rickter Scale: Goodbye in the blink of an eye

Funny the impact a text can have — in more ways than one

Sparks fly as SUV speeds down wrong side of Highway 1 trying to flee RCMP

Captured on video, the vehicle headed westbound against oncoming traffic before crashing

Calgary captain has 3 points as Flames torch Canucks 3-1

Giordano leads way as Alberta side cracks 100-point plateau

Fire crews battle large blaze at Courtenay hostel

Courtenay Fire Chief Don Bardonnex said nobody was injured

1,300 cruise ship passengers rescued by helicopter amid storm off Norway’s coast

Rescue teams with helicopters and boats were sent to evacuate the cruise ship under extremely difficult circumstances

B.C. university to offer first graduate program on mindfulness in Canada

University of the Fraser Valley says the mostly-online program focuses on self-care and well being

Province announces $18.6 million for B.C. Search and Rescue

The funding, spread over three years, to pay for operations, equipment, and training

Late-season wave of the flu makes its round in B.C.

BC Centre for Disease Control reported 50 per cent jump in flu cases in first weeks of March

Tofino’s housing crisis causing some to seek shelter at the local hospital

Tofino’s housing crisis is pushing the town’s ‘hidden homeless’ population into the forefront.

Sentencing judge in Broncos crash calls for carnage on highways to end

Judge Inez Cardinal sentenced Jaskirat Singh Sidhu to eight years

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