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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Flyers hockey program inducted into Sports Wall of Fame

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Nanaimo-Ladysmith school district starting from scratch on testing water for lead

Health Canada changed acceptable levels to 0.005 mg/L in March, prompting re-testing at schools

49th Parallel invests in their employees leadership potential

49th has sponsored 22 employees to go through the Leadership Vancouver Island program

Teen with cancer whose viral video urged Canadians to vote has died, uncle tweets

Maddison Yetman had been looking forward to voting in her first federal election since junior high school

Abbotsford police chief mulls more enforcement of homeless lawbreakers

‘When all else has failed we have to hold people accountable,’ Police Chief Mike Serr tells council

Striking Vancouver hotel workers, employer reach ‘tentative’ agreement

Employees of the Rosewood Hotel Georgia have been out at picket lines since talks broke off on Sept. 21

Environmental and animal rights activists chain themselves to front doors of Kelowna bank

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Cold, stormy winter forecast across much of Canada, The Weather Network predicts

In British Columbia temperatures will be slightly above normal and precipitation will be just below normal

Cell phone tickets worse tax grab than speed limits, SenseBC says

Distracted driving statistics questioned as B.C. tickets pile up

Rowing Canada, UVic investigate celebrated coach for harassment, abuse

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Cleanup in the works after tanker truck fire leads to oil spill in B.C.’s Peace region

The province said the majority of the spilled oil likely burned away in the fire.

Fisherman missing near Lake Cowichan’s Shaw Creek

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