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An excavator works on demolishing the old food bank building on Buller Street on Monday, March 14. (Photo by Duck Paterson)

Ladysmith’s old food bank building demolished

Town assessment concluded repairs were not cost effective

An excavator works on demolishing the old food bank building on Buller Street on Monday, March 14. (Photo by Duck Paterson)
Kathleen Darby is leading a nation-wide project called Cultural Resilience: Using Innovation to Stabilize in Times of Crisis, which showcases the arts and culture sector’s innovation during the COVID-19 pandemic. (Photo courtesy of Kathleen Darby)

Vancouver Islander leads nation-wide project showcasing innovation

Project highlights resilience in the arts and culture sector during pandemic

Kathleen Darby is leading a nation-wide project called Cultural Resilience: Using Innovation to Stabilize in Times of Crisis, which showcases the arts and culture sector’s innovation during the COVID-19 pandemic. (Photo courtesy of Kathleen Darby)
Anne Cateaux released her debut novel, Shimmy, after a decade of working on getting it published. (Photo courtesy of Anne Cateaux)

Ladysmith author explores love and friendship in debut novel

Shimmy answers ‘where do pets go when they die?’

Anne Cateaux released her debut novel, Shimmy, after a decade of working on getting it published. (Photo courtesy of Anne Cateaux)
RCMP are investigating a sudden death in the Timberlands Road area near Ladysmith on Family Day. (Black Press Media file photo)

Victim in dirt biker’s sudden death near Ladysmith was shot, according to family

Police want to speak with anyone shooting recreationally on family day in the area

RCMP are investigating a sudden death in the Timberlands Road area near Ladysmith on Family Day. (Black Press Media file photo)
RCMP are investigating a sudden death in the Timberlands Road area near Ladysmith on Family Day. (Black Press Media file photo)

Sister says victim in Timberlands sudden death was shot

Police want to speak with anyone shooting recreationally on family day in the area

RCMP are investigating a sudden death in the Timberlands Road area near Ladysmith on Family Day. (Black Press Media file photo)
One person was taken to hospital after a boat caught fire on land at Ladysmith’s Fishermen’s Wharf early in the morning of Feb. 26. (Photo submitted by Mike Christensen)

UPDATED: One taken to hospital after early morning boat fire in Ladysmith

Fire chief attributes cause to a wood-burning heater, RCMP investigate

One person was taken to hospital after a boat caught fire on land at Ladysmith’s Fishermen’s Wharf early in the morning of Feb. 26. (Photo submitted by Mike Christensen)
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RCMP investigate suspicious fire at cell tower near Nanaimo airport

Mobility and 911 service was temporarily interrupted for an approximately 30–40 km radius

(Black Press file)
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Suspicious death in remote area near Ladysmith prompts police investigation

RCMP say witnesses report firearms may have been discharged in the area at the time of the incident

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Sophia Taylor suffered major brain injuries and a fractured skull after falling nearly 20 feet at Transfer Beach Park in Ladysmith on Feb. 12. (Go Fund Me photo)

Family needs help after toddler falls 20 feet onto concrete in B.C. park

Taylor family grateful for community support after tragic accident

Sophia Taylor suffered major brain injuries and a fractured skull after falling nearly 20 feet at Transfer Beach Park in Ladysmith on Feb. 12. (Go Fund Me photo)
One person is dead after a scuba diving accident in Ladysmith. (Photo by Tyler Hay)

Scuba diving accident results in fatality in Ladysmith

A boat was met by paramedics at Ladysmith Fisherman’s Wharf

One person is dead after a scuba diving accident in Ladysmith. (Photo by Tyler Hay)
Conceptual site plan for a significant housing development on Rocky Creek Road in Ladysmith. (BJK Architecture Inc. image)

Ladysmith council approves next steps for development proposal for 282 homes

More consultation will happen before Rocky Creek Road application goes to public hearing

Conceptual site plan for a significant housing development on Rocky Creek Road in Ladysmith. (BJK Architecture Inc. image)
Pamela Anderson plans to build a new private dock adjacent to her property in Ladysmith. (Darryl Jonas architectural drawing from Ladysmith town council agenda package for Jan. 25)

Ladysmith council grants Pamela Anderson a variance permit for private dock

Anderson is planning a small residential development to accommodate her family on the property

Pamela Anderson plans to build a new private dock adjacent to her property in Ladysmith. (Darryl Jonas architectural drawing from Ladysmith town council agenda package for Jan. 25)
Ladysmith town council adjusted water billing for eight properties after staff failed to flush the water main servicing Methuen Street. (Photo from Ladysmith town council’s Jan. 25 agenda package.)

Residents of one Ladysmith neighbourhood won’t be billed for discoloured water

Weather over recent weeks prevented town staff from flushing water main

Ladysmith town council adjusted water billing for eight properties after staff failed to flush the water main servicing Methuen Street. (Photo from Ladysmith town council’s Jan. 25 agenda package.)
Upgrades to Ladysmith’s Transfer Beach Park are set to begin this month. (Tyler Hay/Black Press Media)

Upgrades to Ladysmith’s Transfer Beach Park beginning this week

Work will improve amenities and increase accessibility, says town staff

Upgrades to Ladysmith’s Transfer Beach Park are set to begin this month. (Tyler Hay/Black Press Media)
Two teenagers sustained non life-threatening injuries after being struck by a car in front of Ladysmith Intermediate School on Jan. 19. (Photo by Tyler Hay)
Two teenagers sustained non life-threatening injuries after being struck by a car in front of Ladysmith Intermediate School on Jan. 19. (Photo by Tyler Hay)
The COVID-19 pandemic has changed the way we grieve. (File photo)

Hay: We can’t let the pandemic put grief on hold

‘I have learned the difference between fear and hope is focus’

The COVID-19 pandemic has changed the way we grieve. (File photo)
Oceanview Community Church has secured housing for a refugee family after raising money over the past three years. (Photo courtesy of Pastor Darin Phillips)

Ladysmith church secures housing in Duncan for refugee family

Oceanview community church raised over $58,000 to sponsor the family

Oceanview Community Church has secured housing for a refugee family after raising money over the past three years. (Photo courtesy of Pastor Darin Phillips)
The North Oyster Volunteer Fire department accepts a donation for its toy drive from Bob and Diane Burgess. (Photo submitted)

Calendar sale proceeds add up to $1,000 donation to North Oyster toy drive

North Oyster Volunteer Fire Department collecting presents for Nanaimo hospital

The North Oyster Volunteer Fire department accepts a donation for its toy drive from Bob and Diane Burgess. (Photo submitted)
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Ladysmith council approves Nanaimo-Cowichan bus stop on First Avenue

B.C. Transit and Cowichan Valley Regional District put forward only one option for bus stop location

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Eviction notice letter pasted on front door of a house (B.C. Tenants photo)

Ladysmith to hold public hearing on bylaws that would make it harder to ‘renovict’ tenants

Landlords may be required to reimburse tenants with a year’s worth of rent or more

Eviction notice letter pasted on front door of a house (B.C. Tenants photo)