Mike Gregory

Environment Canada has issued a special weather statement for east Vancouver Island.

Environment Canada issues statement for Ladysmith and area due to storm Monday

Environment Canada has issued a special weather alert for east Vancouver Island…

Environment Canada has issued a special weather statement for east Vancouver Island.
Ladysmith’s historic First Avenue has won the prize for Canada’s Great Street in 2017 from a jury of professional planners. (File photo)

Ladysmith’s First Avenue wins Great Street in Canada honours

The award is handed out annually by the Canadian Institute of Planners

Ladysmith’s historic First Avenue has won the prize for Canada’s Great Street in 2017 from a jury of professional planners. (File photo)
Aiden Jeffries and Massimo Dagostini point their names on the record board at the Frank Jameson Community Centre pool. The two boys, along with teammate Shane Valic (not pictured), broke several records from the 1990s at the recent Nanaimo Fall Invitational. (Mike Gregory Photo)

Ladysmith swimmers rewrite history books at Nanaimo Invitational

Records are made to be broken but you don’t need to tell…

Aiden Jeffries and Massimo Dagostini point their names on the record board at the Frank Jameson Community Centre pool. The two boys, along with teammate Shane Valic (not pictured), broke several records from the 1990s at the recent Nanaimo Fall Invitational. (Mike Gregory Photo)
Five people escape house fire south of Ladysmith

Five people escape house fire south of Ladysmith

Five people escaped an early morning blaze at a farmhouse on Southin…

Five people escape house fire south of Ladysmith
Cigarette packs ruled out as belonging to missing Nanaimo senior

Cigarette packs ruled out as belonging to missing Nanaimo senior

Cigarette packs found this week have been ruled out as belonging to a missing Nanaimo senior.

Cigarette packs ruled out as belonging to missing Nanaimo senior
Mike Gregory Photo                                Crews from Saltair Marine work on Monday afternoon at the site of where the Anapaya sank on Oct. 21.

VIDEO: Huge wooden boat sinks in Ladysmith Harbour, fuel spill contained

A 90 foot wooden boat built in 1918 is grounded in Ladysmith…

Mike Gregory Photo                                Crews from Saltair Marine work on Monday afternoon at the site of where the Anapaya sank on Oct. 21.
Ladysmith RCMP dispel rumours of Stz’uminus lockdown due to gunmen

Ladysmith RCMP dispel rumours of Stz’uminus lockdown due to gunmen

Information about death threats posted on social media, then deleted

Ladysmith RCMP dispel rumours of Stz’uminus lockdown due to gunmen
Youth participate in a ceremony to bless the 40-foot cedar log that will be carved into a canoe for next year’s Tribal Journeys.

Marston brothers carving 40-foot canoe for Kw’umut Lelum to use in Tribal Journeys

Luke and John Marston are carving their largest Coast Salish canoe ever for Tribal Journeys.

Youth participate in a ceremony to bless the 40-foot cedar log that will be carved into a canoe for next year’s Tribal Journeys.
Cowichan Valley to host Rogers Hometown Hockey Tour in January

Cowichan Valley to host Rogers Hometown Hockey Tour in January

The Cowichan Valley will take centre stage next year as part of…

Cowichan Valley to host Rogers Hometown Hockey Tour in January
A woman engaged since March is desperately hoping for the return of a ring allegedly stolen from a Ladysmith gas staion on Monday. (Photo submitted)

Woman hopes to recover engagement ring taken from Ladysmith gas station bathroom

A woman engaged since March is desperately hoping for the return of a ring allegedly stolen Monday

A woman engaged since March is desperately hoping for the return of a ring allegedly stolen from a Ladysmith gas staion on Monday. (Photo submitted)
The Wallace family captured this photograph of a truck that allegedly struck them on the Trans-Canada Highway in Chemainus on Aug. 17. (Submitted Photo)

RCMP make arrest in alleged hit-and-run involving Nanaimo family with baby

North Cowichan/Duncan RCMP have made an arrest in an alleged hit-and-run that…

The Wallace family captured this photograph of a truck that allegedly struck them on the Trans-Canada Highway in Chemainus on Aug. 17. (Submitted Photo)
Broken Coast Cannabis Ltd. is a Ladysmith-based producer of medical marijuana.

Ladysmith medical marijuana firm issues recall over pesticides in product

A Ladysmith-based licensed producer of medical marijuana has voluntarily recalled product from…

Broken Coast Cannabis Ltd. is a Ladysmith-based producer of medical marijuana.
Ladysmith’s Sean Sherstone created this image as part of a monthly challenge put forward by the New Balance Nanaimo store.

Ladysmith runner creates giant minion design on local roads

Ladysmith’s Sean Sherstone tapped into his creative side during a morning run on Wednesday.

Ladysmith’s Sean Sherstone created this image as part of a monthly challenge put forward by the New Balance Nanaimo store.
Cameron Wallace took this photo of a red Chevy after it allegedly fled the scene of an accident on Friday night heading south towards Duncan. (Submitted Photo)

Nanaimo family with baby on board victims of hit-and-run near Chemainus

“I looked back and saw the truck coming up behind us and then hit us,” said Nanaimo’s Bibi Wallace, recounting the hit-and-run near Chemainus.

Cameron Wallace took this photo of a red Chevy after it allegedly fled the scene of an accident on Friday night heading south towards Duncan. (Submitted Photo)
Gabi Jones and Anjilee Manhas put a protective coat on their completed 5 Cent Candy Bar War Mural.

Five Cent Candy Bar War subject of new Chemainus mural

Youths complete project that started five years ago

Gabi Jones and Anjilee Manhas put a protective coat on their completed 5 Cent Candy Bar War Mural.
Jo Yonny Matos, Osmany Fleitas and Alexander Santiagos relax before a game against Duncan last Thursday night at the Chemainus Ball Park. Jo Yonny Matos, Osmany Fleitas and Alexander Santiagos relax before a game against Duncan last Thursday night at the Chemainus Ball Park. (MIKE GREGORY/Black Press)

Cuban ball players granted wish during mid-Island exchange

In addition to playing baseball, Cubans also touch snow for first time.

Jo Yonny Matos, Osmany Fleitas and Alexander Santiagos relax before a game against Duncan last Thursday night at the Chemainus Ball Park. Jo Yonny Matos, Osmany Fleitas and Alexander Santiagos relax before a game against Duncan last Thursday night at the Chemainus Ball Park. (MIKE GREGORY/Black Press)
Vehicle crashes into Ladysmith storefront after driver has footwear trouble

Vehicle crashes into Ladysmith storefront after driver has footwear trouble

A 69-year-old motorist crashed into the window of a Ladysmith storefront on Saturday morning

Vehicle crashes into Ladysmith storefront after driver has footwear trouble
The driver of a vehicle that smashed through a cement barricade at a turnoff from a Trans-Canada Highway south of Nanaimo on Friday was later found walking at the side of the road mildly disoriented, according to RCMP.

RCMP find disoriented motorist walking along highway after crash south of Nanaimo

Single-vehicle collision involving a Kia Sportage occurred Friday morning at Brenton Page Road

The driver of a vehicle that smashed through a cement barricade at a turnoff from a Trans-Canada Highway south of Nanaimo on Friday was later found walking at the side of the road mildly disoriented, according to RCMP.
Haven Bouma, Shea Battie, coach Kathleen Nicholls, Olivia Mazurenko and Georgia Nicholls with their bronze medals at last weekend’s U18 B.C. Soccer championships in Surrey.

Ladysmith’s Bouma nets game winner as U18 Storm squad clinch provincial bronze

Ladysmith’s Haven Bouma netted the game winning goal as the Upper Island…

Haven Bouma, Shea Battie, coach Kathleen Nicholls, Olivia Mazurenko and Georgia Nicholls with their bronze medals at last weekend’s U18 B.C. Soccer championships in Surrey.
Wildfires strand vacationing family in Ladysmith

Wildfires strand vacationing family in Ladysmith

A Cache Creek family is currently stranded in Ladysmith after wildfires forced…

Wildfires strand vacationing family in Ladysmith