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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Graveyard shift being axed at Chemainus sawmill

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LRCA low-income housing project ‘months away’ from on-site work

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Three students double recipients of major awards at Chemainus Secondary

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Bombers down B.C. Lions 33-23 in season opener

Former Lion Andrew Harris leads Winnipeg with 148 rushing yards

Northern B.C. family remembers murdered Indigenous woman with memorial walk

Still no closure for Ramona Wilson’s family 25 years later

Monkey spotted on late-night jaunt in Campbell River

Conservation officers also apparently looking for cougar in the area

B.C. university to offer mentorship program for former youth in care

Students using the provincial tuition waiver program will soon be able to form a community at KPU

Cyclists competing in one of the toughest bike races on the planet pass through Fernie

Divide riders looking strong as they finish first leg of 4160 km race

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B.C. bus driver loses case to get job back after texting while driving full bus

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Revamped B.C. Lions set to battle veteran Winnipeg Blue Bombers

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