Municipal Government

A cycling network plan in the Town of Ladysmith’s draft official community plan. The yellow lines represent short-term cycling network priorities and the dark green lines represent long-term cycling network priorities. (Town of Ladysmith image)

Ladysmith studying possible bicycle lanes and crosswalk improvements

Town looking at active transportation upgrades on Dogwood Drive and Bayview Avenue

 

A backyard chicken in Chemainus. Ladysmith’s next official community plan is expected to include language encouraging small urban farms including those with chickens. (Black Press Media file photo)

Ladysmith expects to create policy encouraging backyard chickens

Town councillors discuss pros and cons at committee of the whole meeting

 

Bonnie Forsythe with her family at the Coachman Apartments complex in Terrace. (Michael Bramadat-Willcock/Terrace Standard)

‘Feeling like we’re drowning’: Tenants of rundown B.C. building fear for future

Tenants living in “shocking” conditions fear losing what little they have left

 

Mid Island Co-op is proposing a gas station and convenience store in the north end of Ladysmith. (News Bulletin file photo)

Ladysmith looks at gas station proposal, considers phasing out gas station zoning

Mid Island Co-op applies for re-zoning for gas bar and convenience store in north end of town

Mid Island Co-op is proposing a gas station and convenience store in the north end of Ladysmith. (News Bulletin file photo)
Terrace Mayor Sean Bujtas (right) gaining entry to the managers’ office at Coachman Apartments. (Submitted photo)

Northwest B.C. mayor steps in to help apartment residents after burst water pipes

Provincial emergency support services assisting displaced Terrace, B.C. tenants with hotel rooms

Terrace Mayor Sean Bujtas (right) gaining entry to the managers’ office at Coachman Apartments. (Submitted photo)
This is how Pinson’s Corner looked Tuesday morning. (Photo by Don Bodger)

Receding Chemainus River waters allow roads to reopen

King tide and heavy rains don’t result in an elevated flood

This is how Pinson’s Corner looked Tuesday morning. (Photo by Don Bodger)
The Pinson’s Road area of Chemainus and Crofton Roads has been closed due to flooding. (Photo by Don Bodger)

Numerous Chemainus, Crofton Road properties under Evacuation Alert

King tide, heavy rain and melting snow create a perfect storm for rising waters

The Pinson’s Road area of Chemainus and Crofton Roads has been closed due to flooding. (Photo by Don Bodger)
City staff’s proposed capital plan included four projects related to work at city hall. Council voted to approve spending but hold off on making decisions on specific projects. (News Bulletin file photo)
City staff’s proposed capital plan included four projects related to work at city hall. Council voted to approve spending but hold off on making decisions on specific projects. (News Bulletin file photo)
Lantzville District Hall. (News Bulletin file photo)

Proposed Lantzville financial plan would require 11% property tax increase

Council will extend budgeting into the new year to allow for further examination and public input

Lantzville District Hall. (News Bulletin file photo)
Ladysmith’s director of development services Jake Belobaba, middle, chats with residents who attended the town’s OCP community engagement event Saturday, Nov. 5, at Aggie Hall. (Duck Paterson photo)

Town of Ladysmith talks OCP over breakfast

Public engagement event held at Aggie Hall on Nov. 5

Ladysmith’s director of development services Jake Belobaba, middle, chats with residents who attended the town’s OCP community engagement event Saturday, Nov. 5, at Aggie Hall. (Duck Paterson photo)
The Knights of Columbus annual nativity scene atop Terrace City Hall on Dec. 14, 2021. (Ben Bogstie/Terrace Standard)

Northern B.C. officials ban nativity scene from Terrace city hall roof

The move reflects a 2015 Supreme Court of Canada decision

The Knights of Columbus annual nativity scene atop Terrace City Hall on Dec. 14, 2021. (Ben Bogstie/Terrace Standard)
Ladysmith Mayor Aaron Stone makes a speech at the inaugural council meeting at the Ladysmith Seniors Centre on Nov. 1. (News Bulletin file photo)

Ladysmith councillors will be busy with committee work

Mayor appoints council members to various committees and boards

Ladysmith Mayor Aaron Stone makes a speech at the inaugural council meeting at the Ladysmith Seniors Centre on Nov. 1. (News Bulletin file photo)
An artist’s rendering of a cannabis processing and cultivation facility proposed for Rocky Creek Road. Town council approved a development permit application for the two-storey, 7,800-square-foot building. (Town of Ladysmith image)

Cannabis cultivation and processing facility approved in Ladysmith

Town council votes to issue development permit for building on Rocky Creek Road

An artist’s rendering of a cannabis processing and cultivation facility proposed for Rocky Creek Road. Town council approved a development permit application for the two-storey, 7,800-square-foot building. (Town of Ladysmith image)
Coun. Rachelle Mundell, left, Coun. Jonathan Lerner, Mayor Mark Swain, Coun. Joan Jones and Coun. Ian Savage were sworn into office as town council and mayor at Lantzville’s Costin Hall on Wednesday, Nov. 2. (Mandy Moraes/News Bulletin)

Lantzville’s council sworn into office

Mayor Swain restored to director position on Regional District of Nanaimo board

Coun. Rachelle Mundell, left, Coun. Jonathan Lerner, Mayor Mark Swain, Coun. Joan Jones and Coun. Ian Savage were sworn into office as town council and mayor at Lantzville’s Costin Hall on Wednesday, Nov. 2. (Mandy Moraes/News Bulletin)
Christopher McBride pipes the Town of Ladysmith mayor and council into council chambers Tuesday, Nov. 1, at the Ladysmith Seniors Centre. (Greg Sakaki/News Bulletin)

Ladysmith town council begins its new term

Mayor outlines priorities, council members swear oaths of office

Christopher McBride pipes the Town of Ladysmith mayor and council into council chambers Tuesday, Nov. 1, at the Ladysmith Seniors Centre. (Greg Sakaki/News Bulletin)
David and Amanda Horvath look over the looming cliff of a landslide behind their home at 5412 McConnell Crescent in Terrace, B.C. (Michael Bramadat-Willcock/Terrace Standard)

Couple’s ‘dream home’ at risk of sliding into northwest B.C. river

Families look on helplessly as property erodes into river behind them

David and Amanda Horvath look over the looming cliff of a landslide behind their home at 5412 McConnell Crescent in Terrace, B.C. (Michael Bramadat-Willcock/Terrace Standard)
$1.4 million has been added to the second phase of the Metral Drive complete streets project, but some city councillors say they’re receiving complaints from residents and business owners about traffic flow, parking and property access issues where the first phase of multi-million dollar project has been completed. (News Bulletin file photo)

Another $1.4 million approved for Nanaimo’s Metral Drive project

Councillors discuss complaints and virtues of ‘complete streets’ project

$1.4 million has been added to the second phase of the Metral Drive complete streets project, but some city councillors say they’re receiving complaints from residents and business owners about traffic flow, parking and property access issues where the first phase of multi-million dollar project has been completed. (News Bulletin file photo)
Nanaimo city council approved dipping into reserves to cover increasing costs of two of the city’s priority infrastructure projects. (News Bulletin file photo)
Nanaimo city council approved dipping into reserves to cover increasing costs of two of the city’s priority infrastructure projects. (News Bulletin file photo)
Nanaimo city council, at a meeting this week, voted to repeal a bylaw relating to public morals which prevented people from making use of any “profane, obscene, blasphemous or grossly insulting language.” (City of Nanaimo image)

100-year-old bylaws coming off the books in the City of Nanaimo

Council retains bylaw prohibiting nuclear weapons, but repeals bylaw preventing drunken singing

Nanaimo city council, at a meeting this week, voted to repeal a bylaw relating to public morals which prevented people from making use of any “profane, obscene, blasphemous or grossly insulting language.” (City of Nanaimo image)
Nanaimo city councillors, at a governance and priorities meeting this week, heard how inflation, skilled labour shortages and supply chain delays are driving construction projects well over budget and forcing delays. (News Bulletin file photo)

‘A familiar tale:’ City of Nanaimo copes with rising construction costs

Infrastructure projects delayed by soaring inflation, supply chain issues and labour shortages

Nanaimo city councillors, at a governance and priorities meeting this week, heard how inflation, skilled labour shortages and supply chain delays are driving construction projects well over budget and forcing delays. (News Bulletin file photo)
Pop-up banner image