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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Small external fire extinguished quickly at Catalyst’s Crofton pulp mill

Fire department called Monday afternoon as part of protocol, but services not needed

B.C. storm totals $37M in insured damages

The December storm wreaked havoc on B.C.’s south coast

Former junior Cowichan Piggy Doug Fraser joins professional ranks

Fraser grew up in Ladysmith and played junior and senior rugby with Cowichan

B.C. opioid crisis to get same world-renowned treatment approach as HIV/AIDS

A program that focuses on treatment as prevention will roll out Jan. 17

Former welfare clients still owed money, B.C. Ombudsperson says

Investigation found 2,600 people docked illegally for earning income

‘Nanaimo is next’ for urgent primary care centre

B.C. Health Minister says new centre coming in next few months to reduce the strain on health system

Prince George could get province’s second BC Cannabis Store

The first brick-and-mortar government retail location opened in Kamloops on Oct. 17

B.C. chowdery caught up in ‘rat-in-soup’ scandal to close

Crab Park Chowdery will be shutting down Jan. 20

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Teen vaping is an epidemic: US government

E-cigarettes are now the top high-risk substance used by teenagers, outpacing cigarettes, alcohol, marijuana

Vancouver councillors unanimously approve motion declaring climate emergency

Vancouver joins cities like Los Angeles and London

Caribou herd disappears from Kootenays after last cow relocated

One cow from the South Selkirk herd and two from the Purcells were moved this week

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