Year in Review - September

Year in Review – September

A look back at the last six month of 2015…

  • Jan. 4, 2016 5:00 a.m.


More Dogpatch boats sunk, torched

Accusations and threats were flying after two boats were sunk in the Dogpatch area of Ladysmith Harbour in two nights.

Dwain King named Fire Fighter of the Year

“One prince of a guy,” Dwain King was honoured for his dedication to fighting fires and muscular dystrophy.

Group raises funds and awareness about Syrian refugees

A small group in Ladysmith, Chemainus and Cedar is determined to do more than watch helplessly as Syrians flee a country ravaged by war.

Ladysmith Preschool closes after 43 years

It was a sad day for many in Ladysmith when a preschool with memories that go back more than a generation, closed.

Loggers sports a huge hit

A crowd of 2,000 took in an ‘exhibition’ of loggers sports at the Amphitheatre at Transfer Beach, raising hopes the sport will be revived here after a five-year lapse.

Courage is Terry Fox’s lasting legacy

Runners, cyclists, all sorts of participants took to the track for the 35th Terry Fox Run, hoping to raise $8,000.

Tour de Rock rolls

into town

The Cops for Cancer team rolled into Ladysmith Sept. 28 and the cyclists were piped up First Avenue.

Thirteen pigs die of mysterious toxin

The RASTA sanctuary was searching desperately for an antidote to a mysterious ailment that claimed the lives of 13 potbellied pigs.


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Spring fishery closures mulled for south coast

Fewer fish are returning to rivers and more conservation needed, say feds

Bungy jump naked in support of mental health programs

Registration open for annual fundraiser for BC Schizophrenia Society

Four weather extremes in just six months a cause for concern

Global warming contributing to the full gamut of conditions

Column: Snow reveals the character of a community

For every internet complainer there were two more willing to help a neighbour

Car fire destroys vehicle in Chemainus

Traffic rerouted for a short time at the Henry Road roundabout

National Energy Board approves Trans Mountain pipeline again

Next step includes cabinet voting on the controversial expansion

Reports of rashes prompt closure of all Harrison Hot Springs pools

Public pool available after Fraser Health shut down all five mineral pools until further notice

Girl heard saying ‘Help my Dad’ in suspicious radio message on Vancouver Island

Police asking for help following mysterious signals from somewhere between Comox and Sayward

Two more measles cases confirmed in Vancouver

It brings the number of total cases within the city connected to the outbreak to ten

B.C. Special Olympics officially underway in Vernon

Athlete’s Oath: “Let me win. But if I cannot win, let me be brave in the attempt.”

Vancouver Aquarium wants your help to name a baby killer whale

The public helped name Springer’s first calf, Spirit, and is being asked to help with the second

Guards protest firing of fellow officers charged with assault at B.C. prison

Corrections officers demonstrated in Maple Ridge on Friday afternoon

Skier dies at Revelstoke Mountain Resort

Cause of death for young man has not been released

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