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WestJet in flight. Black Press file photo

Two Comox-Calgary flights exposed to COVID-19 in the past week

Seven flights between the two airports have now been flagged for COVID exposure

The Waterfront Plan Charrette team met from Mar. 11-13 at Ladysmith Secondary School.

VIDEO: Ladysmith building waterfront vision from the grassroots

A vision for the waterfront emphasizing inclusivity started to take shape last weekend.

North Cowichan/Duncan RCMP have arrested a man after he allegedly broke into a home that was being renovated.

RCMP catch Chemainus man during alleged break-in

A Chemainus man was caught red-handed early Sunday evening after allegedly breaking into a home, according to North Cowichan/Duncan RCMP.

Tim Hortons franchise owner Dave Milne in the new Oyster Bay location.

Oyster Bay Tim Hortons opening Thursday

The first cup of Tim Horton’s coffee will be poured at the new Oyster Bay location on Thursday morning.

Tim Hortons franchise owner Dave Milne in the new Oyster Bay location.
Lion Bear Fox is playing Nanaimo's Port Theatre on Saturday.

Lion Bear Fox album release party at Nanaimo’s Port Theatre this weekend

Lion Bear Fox’s musical talents shine on a new album sure to bring the Port Theatre audience to its feet this weekend.

Lion Bear Fox is playing Nanaimo's Port Theatre on Saturday.
A motorist was charged on Wednesday after a collision on the Trans-Canada Highway in Ladysmith.

Driver charged after collision on Trans-Canada Highway in Ladysmith

The driver of a Honda Civic was charged on Wednesday after a collision on the Trans Canada Highway in Ladysmith.

A motorist was charged on Wednesday after a collision on the Trans-Canada Highway in Ladysmith.
A RCMP officer walks down a driveway on Chemainus Road Friday afternoon.

UPDATED: RCMP make arrests in Chemainus after shots fired during illegal clamming probe

Shots rang out in Chemainus late Friday afternoon as Fisheries and Oceans Canada officials were apprehending three people.

A RCMP officer walks down a driveway on Chemainus Road Friday afternoon.
A RCMP officer walks down a driveway on Chemainus Road Friday afternoon.

North Cowichan/Duncan RCMP make arrests after Chemainus manhunt

North Cowichan/Duncan RCMP have arrested two individuals after a manhunt in Chemainus early Friday evening, according to sources.

A RCMP officer walks down a driveway on Chemainus Road Friday afternoon.
A RCMP officer walks down a driveway on Chemainus Road Friday afternoon.

RCMP manhunt underway in Chemainus for suspect

North Cowichan/Duncan RCMP were on a manhunt for a suspect in Chemainus early Friday evening after reports of shots being fired.

A RCMP officer walks down a driveway on Chemainus Road Friday afternoon.
The International Soccer Academy of Vancouver Island is once again holding its spring soccer camp at Ladysmith Secondary as well as two eight week sessions aimed at improving more technical skills.

‘Spring training’ coming to Ladysmith over March Break

The International Soccer Academy of Vancouver Island (ISAVI) is holding its spring soccer camp at Ladysmith Secondary.

The International Soccer Academy of Vancouver Island is once again holding its spring soccer camp at Ladysmith Secondary as well as two eight week sessions aimed at improving more technical skills.
DP incumbent MLA Doug Routley speaks to supporters during an open house at his campaign office on Buller Street Sunday afternoon. He is seeking a fourth term representing the local electorate

Incumbent MLA Doug Routley launches campaign in Ladysmith

The provincial NDP is promising significant democratic reform to fight the ‘big money’ that’s allegedly swaying political decision makers.

DP incumbent MLA Doug Routley speaks to supporters during an open house at his campaign office on Buller Street Sunday afternoon. He is seeking a fourth term representing the local electorate
100+ Women Who Care Mid-Island has raised $48

100+ Women Who Care Mid-Island give $13,700 to Haven Society

The philanthropic non-profit organization 100+ Women Who Care Mid-Island is donating $13,700 to Haven Society.

100+ Women Who Care Mid-Island has raised $48
Greg Bolter speaks at the public hearing on an amendment to the zoning bylaw last Monday.

Ladysmith adds ban on retail marijuana to bylaw

Ladysmith has sent a clear message to any potential dispensaries owners.

Greg Bolter speaks at the public hearing on an amendment to the zoning bylaw last Monday.
Nick Reilly

Ladysmith hockey players act quickly to help badly hurt Zamboni driver

A group of Ladysmith hockey players sprung to the aid of the Zamboni driver at Fuller Lake Arena.

Nick Reilly
Laura Kelsey.

Nanaimo artist playing at Beantime on Friday

Laura Kelsey is a Vancouver musician who recently moved to Nanaimo.

Laura Kelsey.
The BC Summer Games are being held next year in Cowichan.

Cowichan 2018 BC Summer Games board announced

The group of community leaders who will help develop the vision for the upcoming 2018 BC Summer Games have been announced by the CRVD.

The BC Summer Games are being held next year in Cowichan.
RCMP are looking for Lindsay Hanna.

UPDATED: Nanaimo man missing from ferry found safe, say RCMP

Nanaimo RCMP have located a Nanaimo man who was reported missing from a Tsawwassen to Duke Point ferry on March. 8.

RCMP are looking for Lindsay Hanna.
Ladysmith Secondary's Grade 8 boys finished 14th at provincials last weekend.

Ladysmith Grade 8 Boys improve on ranking to finish 14th at provincials

Ladysmith Secondary’s Grade 8 Boys basketball team faced some stiff mainland competition over the weekend.

Ladysmith Secondary's Grade 8 boys finished 14th at provincials last weekend.
Clemens Rettich is presenting three business seminars at the Ladysmith Waterfront Gallery.

Clemens Rettich brings ‘next level’ business sessions to Ladysmith

The LDBA and Chamber of Commerce are inviting people to three sessions hosted by business coach Clemens Rettich.

  • Mar 8, 2017
Clemens Rettich is presenting three business seminars at the Ladysmith Waterfront Gallery.
Ian Henry hasn't been seen since August 2015.

Duncan/North Cowichan RCMP ask for help locating man possibly in medical distress

Duncan/North Cowichan RCMP are asking for the public's help in locating a man missing since the summer of 2015 in Duncan.

Ian Henry hasn't been seen since August 2015.