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Ladysmith shows off creative Jack-o-lanterns

The Ladysmith Chronicle, along with local pumpkin carver, Ron Dale, asked readers…

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The Central Vancouver Island Rotarians will hold a sale of authentic hand woven Guatemalan scarves and clothing to raise money for access to education in Guatemala villages this month. (Photo courtesy of Gerry Beltgens/Rotary Club of Ladysmith)

Central Vancouver Island Rotaries raise funds for access to education in Guatemalan villages

Rotarians will sell authentic hand woven Guatemalan scarves and clothing to raise funds

The Central Vancouver Island Rotarians will hold a sale of authentic hand woven Guatemalan scarves and clothing to raise money for access to education in Guatemala villages this month. (Photo courtesy of Gerry Beltgens/Rotary Club of Ladysmith)
The Plymouth Loci #107 engine returned to Ladysmith on Oct. 30. (Photo by Duck Paterson)

Near hundred-year-old workhorse engine returns to Ladysmith

Volunteers hope to bring the Plymouth Loci #107 back to life

  • Nov 2, 2021
The Plymouth Loci #107 engine returned to Ladysmith on Oct. 30. (Photo by Duck Paterson)
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Ladysmith Secondary prom committee seeking donations

Hopes to give graduates a prom night to remember

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Pat MacFarlane, LRCA Christmas Cheer campaign coordinator (left) and Barb Champagne, LRCA office manager (right) are already busy preparing to make a merry Christmas for Ladysmith families in need. (Photo courtesy of the LRCA)

LRCA to host modified Christmas Cheer program

Association has a goal of providing 150 families with gift cards, rather than Christmas hampers

Pat MacFarlane, LRCA Christmas Cheer campaign coordinator (left) and Barb Champagne, LRCA office manager (right) are already busy preparing to make a merry Christmas for Ladysmith families in need. (Photo courtesy of the LRCA)
Doug Routley, MLA for Nanaimo-North Cowichan was re-elected for his fifth term last year. (Submitted photo)

MLA Routley reflects on time since provincial election

Looks back at what has been one of the ‘toughest years for our community and province’

  • Oct 29, 2021
Doug Routley, MLA for Nanaimo-North Cowichan was re-elected for his fifth term last year. (Submitted photo)
NDP leader Jagmeet Singh takes a selfie video with then Nanaimo-Ladysmith NDP MP candidate Lisa Marie Barron and supporters at Ladysmith’s Transfer Beach in August. (News Bulletin file)

New Nanaimo-Ladysmith MP responsible for marine, mental health issues

Federal NDP says Lisa Marie Barron critic for fisheries, oceans and mental health, addictions

NDP leader Jagmeet Singh takes a selfie video with then Nanaimo-Ladysmith NDP MP candidate Lisa Marie Barron and supporters at Ladysmith’s Transfer Beach in August. (News Bulletin file)
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Ladysmith man wants to showcase community pumpkin carvers

Hopes for town to become ‘Pumpkin carving capital of Vancouver Island’

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Ladysmith council to begin budget meetings

The start first budget and financial plan meeting will take place via ZOOM on Nov. 2

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Access to the Holland Creek Trail will be restricted starting Nov. 3. (Town of Ladysmith graphic)

Access to Holland Creek Trail to be restricted until spring 2022

Developer requires closure for construction of the crossing at Colonia Drive

Access to the Holland Creek Trail will be restricted starting Nov. 3. (Town of Ladysmith graphic)
The new mural at the Ladysmith and District Credit Union is complete. (Submitted photo)

Ladysmith Credit Union shows off new mural

Depicts history of the organization

The new mural at the Ladysmith and District Credit Union is complete. (Submitted photo)
Danielle Falk released her first children’s book, What It Means to be Me, in August. (Submitted photo)

Island author hopes to spread positive message with debut children’s book

Danielle Falk released What it Means to be Me in August

Danielle Falk released her first children’s book, What It Means to be Me, in August. (Submitted photo)
The Arts Council of Ladysmith hosted its first live music show at the Waterfront Gallery on Oct. 22 with a performance from Yael Wand and Alan Kerr. (Photo by Tyler Hay)

PHOTOS: Ladysmith Waterfront Gallery hosts first artist in concert series

Yael Wand and Alan Kerr performed at the gallery on Oct. 22

The Arts Council of Ladysmith hosted its first live music show at the Waterfront Gallery on Oct. 22 with a performance from Yael Wand and Alan Kerr. (Photo by Tyler Hay)
A man gets arrested after walking onto the Nanaimo Airport tarmac as part of an Extinction Rebellion protest on Oct. 25 (Photo by Tyler Hay)

One person arrested after Extinction Rebellion protest at Nanaimo Airport

Man walks onto tarmac to wave flag and spray paint

A man gets arrested after walking onto the Nanaimo Airport tarmac as part of an Extinction Rebellion protest on Oct. 25 (Photo by Tyler Hay)
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Cowichan Valley sees dramatic increase in cost of housing

Region on track to fall behind its need for 4,955 new housing units by 2025

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John de Leeuw, CEO of the LDCU, (right) presents a donation to Bruce Whittington, president of the Ladysmith Community Fund Society on Oct. 21. (Photo by Tyler Hay)

Credit Union donates $5,000 to Ladysmith Community Fund

Becomes first corporate founder of the new fund

John de Leeuw, CEO of the LDCU, (right) presents a donation to Bruce Whittington, president of the Ladysmith Community Fund Society on Oct. 21. (Photo by Tyler Hay)
Ladysmith town council meets in person for its regular meeting on Oct. 19. Members of the public may attend meetings at City Hall. (Photo by Tyler Hay)
Ladysmith town council meets in person for its regular meeting on Oct. 19. Members of the public may attend meetings at City Hall. (Photo by Tyler Hay)
Kate Cameron (left) and Ryan Bastion (right) posted the top five-kilometre times at the 2016 Cinnamon Bun Fun Run. (Chronicle file photo)

LRCA to host Cinnamon Bun Fun Run virtually

The Ladysmith Cinnamon Bun Fun Run will happen virtually this year. It…

  • Oct 20, 2021
Kate Cameron (left) and Ryan Bastion (right) posted the top five-kilometre times at the 2016 Cinnamon Bun Fun Run. (Chronicle file photo)
Vehicles pass through the South Davis Road intersection. (Chronicle file photo)

Improvements coming to South Davis Road and Trans-Canada intersection in Ladysmith

Left turns onto the highway will be restricted at the intersection

Vehicles pass through the South Davis Road intersection. (Chronicle file photo)
The Arts Council of Ladysmith and District is leading the way on a Vancouver Island and Gulf Islands project to show the significance of art as an industry in the region. (Chronicle photo)

Arts Council of Ladysmith leads Island-wide arts impact study

‘No other art council has even attempted to do this,’ says arts council president

The Arts Council of Ladysmith and District is leading the way on a Vancouver Island and Gulf Islands project to show the significance of art as an industry in the region. (Chronicle photo)