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The north end of downtown Ladysmith is lit up with Festival of lights fireworks. (Teresa McKinley file)

Ladysmith Festival of Lights’ light-up and parade return

Parade and fireworks back after a 2-year hiatus for Vancouver Island holiday season staple

 

Pamela Anderson stars in Pamela’s Garden of Eden, premiering Thursday, Nov. 3, on HGTV Canada. (Odette Sugerman Photography/HGTV Canada/CNW Group/Corus Entertainment Inc.)

Pamela Anderson’s Ladysmith home-reno reality TV series premieres tonight

‘Pamela’s Garden of Eden’ can be seen on HGTV Canada and Stack TV

 

This house, on Shell Beach Road, was totally engulfed by the time the North Oyster fire department got to it. As part of a mutual aid agreement, between Ladysmith and North Oyster, Ladysmith Fire will be called out to aid in structure fires in North Oyster. Due to the dry conditions and close proximity to heavy bush and trees the Cedar fire department was also paged out to help in controlling the blaze. (Submitted photo)

Four residents escape injury as Stz’uminus First Nation house goes up in flames

Three alarm blaze claims home near Ladysmith

  • Sep 6, 2022

 

Dorothy bound for Salt Spring Island in 1910.
(Photo submitted)

125-year-old sailboat being ferried to new home berth on Vancouver Island

Ladysmith Maritime Society will care for Dorothy until Maritime Museum of B.C. finds permanent home

Dorothy bound for Salt Spring Island in 1910.
(Photo submitted)
Mitchell ‘Mitch’ Buxton. (Duck Paterson photo)

Vancouver Islander biking ‘Mindful Miles’ to Toronto for mental health awareness

Ladysmith’s Mitch Buxton planning 30-day cycling trip from Vancouver to southern Ontario

Mitchell ‘Mitch’ Buxton. (Duck Paterson photo)
Photos of Payton MacDonald, who has been missing for two weeks, pinned up during a news conference in Victoria on March 31. (Jake Romphf/News Staff)

RCMP makes appeal as dad still refusing to talk about missing B.C. girl’s location

Payton MacDonald, 13, was last seen on Harbour View Road in Ladysmith two weeks ago

Photos of Payton MacDonald, who has been missing for two weeks, pinned up during a news conference in Victoria on March 31. (Jake Romphf/News Staff)
Vancouver Island RCMP Cpl. Alex Berube speaks at a news conference in Victoria on March 31. (Jake Romphf/News Staff)

UPDATE: Missing Ladysmith girl found safe, say RCMP

Payton MacDonald, 13, was last seen on Harbour View Road in Ladysmith two weeks ago

Vancouver Island RCMP Cpl. Alex Berube speaks at a news conference in Victoria on March 31. (Jake Romphf/News Staff)
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 on Vancouver Island 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)
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)

One taken to hospital after early-morning 4-alarm 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)
(Black Press file photo)

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

(Black Press file photo)
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)
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)
Oceanview Community Church has raised $58,700 to sponsor a Syrian refugee family. (Photo courtesy of Pastor Darin Phillips/Oceanview Community Church)

Incoming Syrian refugee family has no place to stay on rental-starved Island

Ladysmith church raised $58,700 to sponsor the family, but no rental accommodation available

Oceanview Community Church has raised $58,700 to sponsor a Syrian refugee family. (Photo courtesy of Pastor Darin Phillips/Oceanview Community Church)
(Black Press file photo)

Zero rental vacancies has Ladysmith working to prohibit renovictions

Draft bylaw would force landlords to provide 13-month payout, or alternate accommodations

(Black Press file photo)
The Arts Council of Ladysmith and District is leading the way on a Vancouver Island and Gulf Islands project to show the significance of art as an industry in the region. (Chronicle photo)

Vancouver Island art councils work together on regional impact study

Arts Council of Ladysmith leads project to have arts recognized as a significant industry

The Arts Council of Ladysmith and District is leading the way on a Vancouver Island and Gulf Islands project to show the significance of art as an industry in the region. (Chronicle photo)
There will be no formal Light Up festival in Ladysmith this year, due to pandemic concerns. (file photo)

Ladysmith Light Up celebrations cancelled again this year

Organizers say cancellation ‘only responsible option’

There will be no formal Light Up festival in Ladysmith this year, due to pandemic concerns. (file 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 ‘cuddle farm’ to life in original children’s book

‘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)
Teresa Drumel is frustrated with delays in her husband, Antonio Navarro Ochoa’s, application for Canadian residency. (Submitted photo)

‘It’s horrible being apart:’ Island couple kept separate by slow immigration application

Ladysmith woman tries to get her Mexican husband back to her through process that began in 2018

Teresa Drumel is frustrated with delays in her husband, Antonio Navarro Ochoa’s, application for Canadian residency. (Submitted photo)