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LSR members were assisted by North Shore Search and Rescue to extract a hiker who got lost in extreme winter conditions. (Faye Hjort photo)

Ladysmith Search and Rescue saves hiker lost overnight in the Timberlands area

North Shore Search and Rescue responded with a helicopter to safely extract the hiker

LSR members were assisted by North Shore Search and Rescue to extract a hiker who got lost in extreme winter conditions. (Faye Hjort photo)
Ashley Marston’s award winning photo of Justin Webber bonding with his newborn baby Junia, and his daughters Evelyn, Olivia, and Avery. (Ashley Marston photo)

Vancouver Island birth photographer wins international competition

Ashley Marston’s winning photo ‘Daddy’s Girls’ captured Ladysmith’s family welcoming their newborn

Ashley Marston’s award winning photo of Justin Webber bonding with his newborn baby Junia, and his daughters Evelyn, Olivia, and Avery. (Ashley Marston photo)
Shelley Meyers and Bono on their long drive down from Holland Lake. (Submitted photo)

Lost Vancouver Island dog found after 12 days in snowy wilderness

Shelley Meyers found Bono on the west end of Holland Lake

Shelley Meyers and Bono on their long drive down from Holland Lake. (Submitted photo)
LRCA Food Security Coordinator Paula Masyk holds a bin of produce delivered by Loaves and Fishes. (Cole Schisler photo)

LRCA Food Bank and Loaves and Fishes team up to provide produce for Ladysmith families

Since the partnership began, Loaves and Fishes has provided 3,669 kilograms of food

LRCA Food Security Coordinator Paula Masyk holds a bin of produce delivered by Loaves and Fishes. (Cole Schisler photo)
Bono, the three-year-old King Doberman Pinscher went missing on Tuesday Jan. 26. (Submitted photo)

‘He’s my whole world’: Island community rallies together to find missing dog

Volunteers are needed to join the search for Bono

Bono, the three-year-old King Doberman Pinscher went missing on Tuesday Jan. 26. (Submitted photo)
Mark Turner found bone fragments that are believed to be from a marine reptile at a fossil site south of Ladysmith. (Mark Turner photo)

Fossilized bone found south of Ladysmith could be ancient marine reptile

Fragments may belong to a plesiosaur, a mosasaurus, or a form of marine turtle

Mark Turner found bone fragments that are believed to be from a marine reptile at a fossil site south of Ladysmith. (Mark Turner photo)
Ladysmith Community Health Centre. (Cole Schisler photo)

Island Health apologizes after mom says Ladysmith urgent care treatment was racist

Community leaders call for action and real change to address systemic racism

Ladysmith Community Health Centre. (Cole Schisler photo)
Luke Marston works on the seawolf mask for Canucks goalie Braden Holtby. (Mike Wavrecan photo)

B.C. Coast Salish artist designs new mask for Canucks goalie

Braden Holtby’s new mask features artwork by Luke Marston inspired by the legend of the seawolf

Luke Marston works on the seawolf mask for Canucks goalie Braden Holtby. (Mike Wavrecan photo)
An architectural rendering of the Jailhouse development. (AYPQ Architecture)

Another storey sought for Jailhouse mixed-use project in Ladysmith

Developer of Belaire Street building will have to go through re-zoning process again

An architectural rendering of the Jailhouse development. (AYPQ Architecture)
Alan Tudyk stars as Alien Harry Vanderspeigel in the new series Resident Alien (Photo by: James Dittinger/SYFY)

Resident Alien brings Ladysmith to the small screen with January 27 premiere

Episodes will air every Wednesday on the CTV Sci-Fi Channel

Alan Tudyk stars as Alien Harry Vanderspeigel in the new series Resident Alien (Photo by: James Dittinger/SYFY)
A visioning map for the Holland Creek Local Area Plan drafted in 2014. (Town of Ladysmith/HCLAP)

Holland Creek crossing construction commences in Ladysmith amid protest

Crossing includes multi-use path, two tunnels

A visioning map for the Holland Creek Local Area Plan drafted in 2014. (Town of Ladysmith/HCLAP)
A rendering of a planned 96-unit apartment building on Rollie Rose Drive in Ladysmith. (DHK Architects image)

Ladysmith town council approves 96-unit apartment building

Four-storey building planned for Rollie Rose Drive near Dogwood Drive

A rendering of a planned 96-unit apartment building on Rollie Rose Drive in Ladysmith. (DHK Architects image)
Anderson’s letter states that minks live in deplorable conditions, and calls on Premier Horgan to ban fur farming in B.C. (Carmelo Redondo photo)

Pamela Anderson calls on Horgan to ban fur farming in B.C. after COVID-19 outbreak at Fraser Valley mink farm

There are approximately 13 mink farms in B.C., almost all of which are in the Fraser Valley

Anderson’s letter states that minks live in deplorable conditions, and calls on Premier Horgan to ban fur farming in B.C. (Carmelo Redondo photo)
Ben Maartman, pictured in his ‘farm office,’ has been elected as Area H director. (Photo submitted)

North Oyster regional director elected by eight-vote margin

Ben Maartman will be sworn in Dec. 8

Ben Maartman, pictured in his ‘farm office,’ has been elected as Area H director. (Photo submitted)
Three Ladysmith Health Care Auxiliary Thrift Store volunteers have tested positive for COVID-19. (Ladysmith Health Care Auxiliary photo)

Three Ladysmith Health Care Auxiliary Thrift Store volunteers test positive for COVID-19

Anyone who volunteered at Thrift Store between Nov. 14-Nov. 28 is asked to monitor for symptoms

Three Ladysmith Health Care Auxiliary Thrift Store volunteers have tested positive for COVID-19. (Ladysmith Health Care Auxiliary photo)
Ladysmith’s 1st Avenue will be lit up until January 15. (Cole Schisler photo)

Light Up parade a no-go, but Ladysmith’s streets are still all aglow

Although the tradition Light Up this year was cancelled, folks can still enjoy the holiday lights

  • Nov 26, 2020
Ladysmith’s 1st Avenue will be lit up until January 15. (Cole Schisler photo)
Nanaimo Airport. (News Bulletin file photo)

Nanaimo Airport coping with low passenger counts, uncertain recovery

Airport CEO Dave Devana says it will take years to return to pre-pandemic passenger levels

Nanaimo Airport. (News Bulletin file photo)
Casey the dog narrowly survived its encounter with a juvenile cougar. (Submitted photo)

Dogs survive cougar attack in Ladysmith, family asks for help with vet bills

B.C. Conservation Officer Service says the attack was a rare and isolated occurrence

Casey the dog narrowly survived its encounter with a juvenile cougar. (Submitted photo)
The existing barn at RASTA Sanctuary is in need of a replacement. (Cole Schisler photo)

Pamela Anderson pledges to help build barn for Vancouver Island farm animal rescue

RASTA Sanctuary in Chemainus B.C. thought a new barn was out of reach until Pamela Anderson arrived

The existing barn at RASTA Sanctuary is in need of a replacement. (Cole Schisler photo)
Ben Maartman, left, and Murray McNab are running for regional director for North Oyster in a Cowichan Valley Regional District byelection later this month. (Photos submitted)

North Oyster will choose from two candidates in byelection this month

Ben Maartman and Murray McNab running for regional director for North Oyster-Diamond

Ben Maartman, left, and Murray McNab are running for regional director for North Oyster in a Cowichan Valley Regional District byelection later this month. (Photos submitted)