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There will be no formal Light Up festival in Ladysmith this year, due to pandemic concerns. (file photo)

Festival of Lights cancels Light Up in Ladysmith

‘Only responsible option under these circumstances’

There will be no formal Light Up festival in Ladysmith this year, due to pandemic concerns. (file photo)
(Chronicle file photo)
(Chronicle file photo)
The Town of Ladysmith is starting work on replacing the Rotary boat ramp. (Town of Ladysmith photo)

Town of Ladysmith to replace Rotary dock this month

The Town of Ladysmith is starting work to replace the Rotary boat…

The Town of Ladysmith is starting work on replacing the Rotary boat ramp. (Town of Ladysmith photo)
The Town of Ladysmith will hold a public hearing regarding proposed zoning at Churchill Place. (Chronicle photo)

Town of Ladysmith to hold public hearing for housing project

A single affordable unit is included in plans

The Town of Ladysmith will hold a public hearing regarding proposed zoning at Churchill Place. (Chronicle photo)
Members of the Ladysmith Fire/Rescue department. Back row (left to right) Keenan Pringle, Owen Burt, Mike Smith, Dave Giles, Barry Hartle, Dan Gillard, James McAdam, Mike Porter, Jag Basi, Jamie Pelletier, Matt Rickett and Chad Arsenault. Front row (left to right) Jamie Davidson, Mike Bodall, Dan Cross, Wayne Johnston, Chief Chris Geiger, Mike Primrose, Chris Vanzandwyk, John Goodman, Barry Davidson and Ron Moore.

Fire prevention week: smoke alarms save lives, make sure they work

‘We use fire as a tool but it has the potential to get away on us’

Members of the Ladysmith Fire/Rescue department. Back row (left to right) Keenan Pringle, Owen Burt, Mike Smith, Dave Giles, Barry Hartle, Dan Gillard, James McAdam, Mike Porter, Jag Basi, Jamie Pelletier, Matt Rickett and Chad Arsenault. Front row (left to right) Jamie Davidson, Mike Bodall, Dan Cross, Wayne Johnston, Chief Chris Geiger, Mike Primrose, Chris Vanzandwyk, John Goodman, Barry Davidson and Ron Moore.
Mark Drysdale has announced he will leave the Ladysmith Chamber of Commerce as of Oct. 15. (Chronicle file photo)

Executive director to leave Ladysmith Chamber of Commerce

‘I am passionate about the community; I love this town’

Mark Drysdale has announced he will leave the Ladysmith Chamber of Commerce as of Oct. 15. (Chronicle file photo)
Teresa Drumel is frustrated with delays in her husband, Antonio Navarro Ochoa’s, application for Canadian residency. (Submitted photo)
Teresa Drumel is frustrated with delays in her husband, Antonio Navarro Ochoa’s, application for Canadian residency. (Submitted photo)
Jeff and Rina Puska are planning a grand opening for their boutique and “cuddle farm” later in October. It features two sheep named Boots and O, among other animals. (Photo by Tyler Hay)

Vancouver Island family brings original children’s book to life

‘We wanted a place where people could just put their phones down and have this magical experience’

Jeff and Rina Puska are planning a grand opening for their boutique and “cuddle farm” later in October. It features two sheep named Boots and O, among other animals. (Photo by Tyler Hay)
Alan Tudyk, as Harry Vanderspeigle, in downtown Ladysmith during recent shooting of the SyFyi series Resident Alien.  Tudyk plays an alien who has come to earth to destroy the human race but is finding out that humans have a bit more to offer.  (James Dittinger photo)

Resident Alien films in Ladysmith

‘What we saw in Ladysmith is a small town that has a feeling of embracing people’

  • Oct 5, 2021
Alan Tudyk, as Harry Vanderspeigle, in downtown Ladysmith during recent shooting of the SyFyi series Resident Alien.  Tudyk plays an alien who has come to earth to destroy the human race but is finding out that humans have a bit more to offer.  (James Dittinger photo)
The Town of Ladysmith hosted an engagement fair on Oct. 2 to gather public input for its official community plan review. (Town of Ladysmith photo)

Ladysmith hosts engagement fair for community plan review

Town gathers input from residents to influence official community plan

  • Oct 4, 2021
The Town of Ladysmith hosted an engagement fair on Oct. 2 to gather public input for its official community plan review. (Town of Ladysmith photo)
The newly installed Kinsmen executive, for 2021/22, were sworn in on Oct. 2. Pictured left to right are: Al Moore, secretary; Mark Grills, director; Jason Kelland, treasurer; Cory Friesenhan, president; Mike Richardson, vice president; Michael Roethe, director; Duck Paterson, installing officer and Rodney Woods, director.

Kinsmen Club of Ladysmith swears in new members

Awards were also presented to members who went above and beyond

  • Oct 4, 2021
The newly installed Kinsmen executive, for 2021/22, were sworn in on Oct. 2. Pictured left to right are: Al Moore, secretary; Mark Grills, director; Jason Kelland, treasurer; Cory Friesenhan, president; Mike Richardson, vice president; Michael Roethe, director; Duck Paterson, installing officer and Rodney Woods, director.
Nanaimo Foundation. (Black Press file photo)

Ladysmith Community Fund welcomes new director

September is Community Foundations Month in B.C.

Nanaimo Foundation. (Black Press file photo)
(Town of Ladysmith photo)

Ladysmith to host engagement event for OCP review

Drop-in event to be held rain or shine

  • Sep 27, 2021
(Town of Ladysmith photo)
A provincial grant, combined with contributions from the Town of Ladysmith, will improve pedestrian safety along Colonia Drive. (Duck Paterson photo)

Provincial grant to help Ladysmith build new sidewalks

Grant support active transportation

A provincial grant, combined with contributions from the Town of Ladysmith, will improve pedestrian safety along Colonia Drive. (Duck Paterson photo)
Lisa Marie Barron of the NDP, left, Tamara Kronis of the Conservative Party and Paul Manly of the Green Party. (News Bulletin photos)

‘Toss-up’ in Nanaimo-Ladysmith a product of parties’ national campaigns, says poli-sci prof

Vancouver Island University professor helps unpack preliminary election results

Lisa Marie Barron of the NDP, left, Tamara Kronis of the Conservative Party and Paul Manly of the Green Party. (News Bulletin photos)
Lisa Marie Barron of the NDP, left, Tamara Kronis of the Conservative Party and Paul Manly of the Green Party. (News Bulletin photos)

Nanaimo-Ladysmith ‘toss-up’ product of national campaigns, says Island poli-sci prof

Vancouver Island University professor helps unpack preliminary election results

Lisa Marie Barron of the NDP, left, Tamara Kronis of the Conservative Party and Paul Manly of the Green Party. (News Bulletin photos)
Workers are busy putting up laminated wood roof trusses for the new Madill - The Office Company 22,000 square foot offices and warehouse on Ludlow Street. (Photo by Duck Paterson)

New warehouse to create jobs in Ladysmith

Madill - The Office Company is building a new warehouse and headquarters in Ladysmith

  • Sep 14, 2021
Workers are busy putting up laminated wood roof trusses for the new Madill - The Office Company 22,000 square foot offices and warehouse on Ludlow Street. (Photo by Duck Paterson)
Ladysmith Secondary School. (Black Press file photo)

Ladysmith Secondary School stands against racism

LSS creates Students Taking Action Against Racism group

  • Sep 13, 2021
Ladysmith Secondary School. (Black Press file photo)
Town of Ladysmith crews work to repair a water service line leak in Nov. 2020. (Cole Schisler photo)

Town of Ladysmith pays over $10,000 for private water leak

The leak was fixed in a few days and caused a volume of loss close to two olympic sized pools

Town of Ladysmith crews work to repair a water service line leak in Nov. 2020. (Cole Schisler photo)
Indigenous people in Ladysmith will no longer have to pay a $25 fee when reclaiming their traditional name on official documents. (Town council screenshot)

Ladysmith Council waives admin fee to support Indigenous people reclaiming traditional names

The $25 fee for fingerprinting is used to offset policing costs

Indigenous people in Ladysmith will no longer have to pay a $25 fee when reclaiming their traditional name on official documents. (Town council screenshot)