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Murray Rankin, Minister for Indigenous Relations and Reconciliation, is all smiles as he shakes hands with Chief Roxanne Harris, from Stz’uminus First Nation upon their signing of the Reconciliation Agreement between the province and the Stz’uminus First Nation.  The agreement will help the community economically along with negotiations on Crown land transfers and future remediation in key Crown land areas of Ladysmith harbour amongst other aspects to improve the economy of the community. Duck Paterson photo

Stz’uminus neighbours sign agreement with province

Commitment to working on land transfers, economic development and remediation of Ladysmith Harbour

  • Aug 7, 2022

 

Ladysmith Celebrations chair, Al Moore, looks on as Ladysmith’s Citizen of the year, Barry Frech (centre) accepts the award from Mayor Aaron Stone, just before the LDCU fireworks on Sunday evening at Transfer Beach. Frech had been involved with Ladysmith Days for over 35 years and was chair for 30. Photo by Duck Paterson

Barry Frech named Citizen of the Year

‘Barry and Lynn and their family always step forward no matter what’

  • Aug 6, 2022

 

A Union of B.C. Municipalities grant will enable the Town of Ladysmith and boys and Girls Clubs of Central Vancouver Island to partner on creating additional, affordable childcare space. Photo contributed

Boys and Girls Club starts expansion

This coming fall there will be additional space for affordable childcare for…

  • Aug 5, 2022

 

A ceremony and unveiling of the sign for Ladysmith’s news park, Rutti Park, was held on Thursday, July 28, and attended by Ladysmith council, members of the Rutti family and many community members from the neighborhood. Town of Ladysmith photo

Town of Ladysmith unveils new neighbourhood park – Rutti Park

The Town of Ladysmith officially dedicated a new community park in South…

  • Aug 5, 2022
A ceremony and unveiling of the sign for Ladysmith’s news park, Rutti Park, was held on Thursday, July 28, and attended by Ladysmith council, members of the Rutti family and many community members from the neighborhood. Town of Ladysmith photo
Nanaimo Ladysmith Public Schools seeks input related to Ladysmith Intermediate School, as part of the public consultation process in the long-range facilities plan. The school was built in 1955. (Duck Paterson photo)

Nanaimo Ladysmith Public Schools shifts focus to schools in Ladysmith area

School District 68 asking for feedback this month about schools in Ladysmith and North Oyster

Nanaimo Ladysmith Public Schools seeks input related to Ladysmith Intermediate School, as part of the public consultation process in the long-range facilities plan. The school was built in 1955. (Duck Paterson photo)
Not only did the Ladysmith Days fireworks start off with a bang … they shot off with a huge array of colour. The fireworks, sponsored by the Ladysmith and District Credit Union, were an amazing wrap up to an amazing weekend of Ladysmith Celebration Days. After a couple of years without this show, the crowd of a few thousand people were spellbound by the exhibit of pyrotechnics, which were launched from the Saltair Marine barge which was anchored off of Transfer Beach just for this event. Photo by Duck Paterson

Ladysmith Days sizzled

The weather over the BC Day long weekend wasn’t the only thing…

  • Aug 4, 2022
Not only did the Ladysmith Days fireworks start off with a bang … they shot off with a huge array of colour. The fireworks, sponsored by the Ladysmith and District Credit Union, were an amazing wrap up to an amazing weekend of Ladysmith Celebration Days. After a couple of years without this show, the crowd of a few thousand people were spellbound by the exhibit of pyrotechnics, which were launched from the Saltair Marine barge which was anchored off of Transfer Beach just for this event. Photo by Duck Paterson
Hours have been reduced at the Urgent Care Centre in Chemainus. (File photo by Don Bodger)
Hours have been reduced at the Urgent Care Centre in Chemainus. (File photo by Don Bodger)
Ladysmith students Poppy Harper (far left), Gavin Millard, Keagan van Reeuwyk, Akio Crouch, Hailey Bohmer , Ryan Dean, Tj Nyhan, Zach Trawick, Lucy Street, Hamilton Harper narrowly missed finishing first at the Canadian Improv Games. (Courtesy Hailey Bohmer)

Ladysmith youth finish one point shy of first in Canadian improv competition

COVID-19 delays and restrictions extend practice time

  • Jul 5, 2022
Ladysmith students Poppy Harper (far left), Gavin Millard, Keagan van Reeuwyk, Akio Crouch, Hailey Bohmer , Ryan Dean, Tj Nyhan, Zach Trawick, Lucy Street, Hamilton Harper narrowly missed finishing first at the Canadian Improv Games. (Courtesy Hailey Bohmer)
Dorothy bound for Salt Spring Island in 1910. (Photo submitted)

125-year-old sailboat being ferried from Gabriola Island to its new home berth

Ladysmith Maritime Society will care for Dorothy until Maritime Museum of B.C. finds permanent home

Dorothy bound for Salt Spring Island in 1910. (Photo submitted)
Beatlemania Unplugged will whisk you back to the beginnings of rock on July 17th at 6 p.m. at Ladysmith’s Transfer Beach Amphitheatre. Photo submitted

Love you some Beatles? Check out Beatlemania Unplugged at Concerts in the Park

Beatlemania Unplugged has been performing around Vancouver Island for almost a decade.…

  • Jun 17, 2022
Beatlemania Unplugged will whisk you back to the beginnings of rock on July 17th at 6 p.m. at Ladysmith’s Transfer Beach Amphitheatre. Photo submitted
Bayview Brewing features over 12 of their own brands of beer and they are all brewed right in their own facility located at 204 Dogwood Drive in Ladysmith. Two of the partners in the enterprise, Alfred Elviss (left) and Rod Alsop (right) overlook the custom concrete counter tops created by local artisans at Liquid Stone Studios. Bayview also features local foods, prepared by partner and chef Jonny Ludtke, that change with a varied menu featuring many local growers. Duck Paterson photo

Rod Alsop retires from teaching but not from connecting with community

“When you announce your retirement and people start to say they don’t…

  • Jun 17, 2022
Bayview Brewing features over 12 of their own brands of beer and they are all brewed right in their own facility located at 204 Dogwood Drive in Ladysmith. Two of the partners in the enterprise, Alfred Elviss (left) and Rod Alsop (right) overlook the custom concrete counter tops created by local artisans at Liquid Stone Studios. Bayview also features local foods, prepared by partner and chef Jonny Ludtke, that change with a varied menu featuring many local growers. Duck Paterson photo
A feature of the Arts Showcase on June 9 at Ladysmith Secondary School, was the specially-choreographed dance performance by three international students from Germany, Marleen Roemer, Anita Uhlig and Hanna Schneider. Photo by Duck Paterson

Ladysmith Secondary talent returns to the stage – much to the delight of the community

Ladysmith Secondary School was humming with excitement and enthusiasm on Thursday, last…

  • Jun 16, 2022
A feature of the Arts Showcase on June 9 at Ladysmith Secondary School, was the specially-choreographed dance performance by three international students from Germany, Marleen Roemer, Anita Uhlig and Hanna Schneider. Photo by Duck Paterson
(Brian Cantoni/Flickr photo)

Ladysmith Chemainus swimmers compete against the Island

Competition included 10 swim teams with over 250 swimmers participating over the three days

  • Jun 16, 2022
(Brian Cantoni/Flickr photo)
Ladysmith’s Transfer Beach. (Town of Ladysmith photo)

Have your say on the draft Official Community Plan

Ladysmith’s draft Official Community Plan (OCP) is now available to read and…

  • Jun 16, 2022
Ladysmith’s Transfer Beach. (Town of Ladysmith photo)
Ladysmith council during a recent meeting. (Town of Ladysmith YouTube)

COUNCIL BRIEFS: Reaching zero net emissions highlight of draft Official Community Plan

• The town had a brief review of the draft Official Community…

Ladysmith council during a recent meeting. (Town of Ladysmith YouTube)
Signs placed well ahead of the road checks will warn travellers and provide them the opportunity to safely turn around if the purpose of their travel in not essential. Black Press file photo

Speeding issue keeps Ladysmith detachment hopping

Not unlike other municipalities, Wes Olsen, Ladysmith RCMP detachment Staff Sergeant, is…

  • Jun 16, 2022
Signs placed well ahead of the road checks will warn travellers and provide them the opportunity to safely turn around if the purpose of their travel in not essential. Black Press file photo
The Alzheimer Society of B.C. is hosting an online event exploring the relationship between exercises and brain health. (Photo from Metro Creative Connection)
The Alzheimer Society of B.C. is hosting an online event exploring the relationship between exercises and brain health. (Photo from Metro Creative Connection)
LilyAnh Chay, Ella Wyndlow, Isabel Anderson, Lucy Street, Coen Bates, Lucy Partington, Cleo McConkey, Hannah Burns From the Ladysmith High School Interact Club want to wash your vehicle on Saturday. Photo submitted

Ladysmith Secondary School students holding car wash for Ukraine

This coming Saturday, June 11, the Interact Club from Ladysmith Secondary School…

  • Jun 8, 2022
LilyAnh Chay, Ella Wyndlow, Isabel Anderson, Lucy Street, Coen Bates, Lucy Partington, Cleo McConkey, Hannah Burns From the Ladysmith High School Interact Club want to wash your vehicle on Saturday. Photo submitted
From left, Coast Salish Carver John Marston, Nancy Herman and George Peebles as a commissioned carving to commemorate Betty Peebles was unveiled at a memorial service on May 21 in Ladysmith. (Submitted photo)

Special carving honours memory of Ladysmith arts patron Betty Peebles

Stz’uminus master carver John Marston unveils work at special ceremony

From left, Coast Salish Carver John Marston, Nancy Herman and George Peebles as a commissioned carving to commemorate Betty Peebles was unveiled at a memorial service on May 21 in Ladysmith. (Submitted photo)
Glen Foster will play the Ladysmith Waterfront Gallery, 444 Parkhill Terrace in Ladysmith, on May 20. In his upcoming recording project, he looks to raise further awareness to “hot topic issues” related to missing and murdered Indigenous women and residential schools. (photo by Doug Wortley of Arrowsmith Media)

Musician with a message playing show in Ladysmith

Nanaimo’s Glen Foster will play the Ladysmith Waterfront Gallery on May 20

Glen Foster will play the Ladysmith Waterfront Gallery, 444 Parkhill Terrace in Ladysmith, on May 20. In his upcoming recording project, he looks to raise further awareness to “hot topic issues” related to missing and murdered Indigenous women and residential schools. (photo by Doug Wortley of Arrowsmith Media)