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Ladysmith Festival of Lights founder Bill Fitzpatrick wins Community Legacy Award

Ladysmith Festival of Lights founder Bill Fitzpatrick wins Community Legacy Award

Bill Fitzpatrick initiated Ladysmith's Festival of Lights in 1987, and last week, he was honoured with the first Community Legacy Award.
Ladysmith's mayor is confident council will be successful in the next term

Ladysmith's mayor is confident council will be successful in the next term

As he took the Ladysmith mayor’s seat for a record-setting seventh term, Rob Hutchins looked ahead confidently.

Ladysmith Mayor Rob Hutchins named new CVRD chair

Ladysmith Mayor Rob Hutchins has been selected chairman of the Cowichan Valley Regional District board.
Christmas cruise

Christmas cruise

The weather held out beautifully for the Christmas Lights Cruise held in the Ladysmith Harbour Saturday evening.
CPR mannequins stolen from school - Ladysmith police briefs

CPR mannequins stolen from school - Ladysmith police briefs

Unknown suspects broke into a portable behind Ladysmith Secondary School. Three bags containing five CPR mannequins each were stolen.

Learn how to prevent child abduction

SHAKU Family Martial Arts in Ladysmith is presenting a free child abduction prevention seminar Dec. 17 from 1:30-2:30 p.m.

Ladysmith-Nanaimo school district considering moves for French immersion program

A review of French immersion programs in School District 68 recommends changes to school configurations.
Offender programs fall short, auditor says

Offender programs fall short, auditor says

The B.C. government is struggling to deal with a record caseload of nearly 24,000 convicted offenders who aren't in jail.
U.S. lawyer heads B.C. police oversight

U.S. lawyer heads B.C. police oversight

The B.C. government has hired the former police oversight specialist from Denver as its first civilian director.
Collect your coins for Pennies for Presents

Collect your coins for Pennies for Presents

Bring your coins to the Chronicle office at 341 First Ave. to help fill local Christmas hampers.