Mike Gregory

Chemainus Secondary’s Janet Ruest receives excellence award from Governor General

Chemainus Secondary School teacher Janet Ruest was recognized in Ottawa on Wednesday.

Nanaimo-Ladysmith MP seeks secret ballot to save abandoned vessels bill

Nanaimo-Ladysmith MP Sheila Malcolmson is seeking a secret ballot to save her private member's bill.

150 flags to be raised at Ladysmith’s Aggie Hall for National Child Day

Ladysmith Family and Friends leads project to have children, but also a few adults, paint 150 flags.

Ladysmith, Stz’uminus celebrate ‘Salish Wind’ unveiling

Ladysmith and Stz'uminus residents gathered together last Wednesday night to witness the unveiling of the 'Salish Wind' - a stunning canoe carved of red cedar that will stand as a lasting legacy of the partnership formed by the two communities.

Heavy rainfall causes sinkhole along Ladysmith street

Heavy rainfall and the resulting erosion caused a sinkhole to form early Wednesday morning, forcing the partial closure of a road just down from the Festival of Lights building.

Second boat sinks in Ladysmith Harbour in less than a month

A boat has sank in Ladysmith Harbour marking the second such incident in less than a month.

Chemainus Festival takes theatregoers on comedic Christmas trip to Cancun

Grab your sandals and 80s Christmas sweater and let Chemainus Theatre Festival take you to Cancun.

UPDATED: Branch takes out high tension power lines in Ladysmith

A fallen branch took out a high tension power line on Malone Road just behind Ladysmith Primary School on Monday morning.

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

Environment Canada has issued a special weather alert for east Vancouver Island on Monday.

Remembrance Day: Six brothers enlist to defend UK in Second World War

Ron Osborne pulls himself out of the sofa chair and carefully plants one foot in front of the other as he goes to retrieve the X-rays taken at a makeshift hospital on a Greek island during the Second World War after breaking his back and his neck - he's now a self-proclaimed 'walking miracle.'

Ladysmith applys for funding to remove abandoned, wrecked boats from harbour

Ladysmith has submitted a funding request to the federal government in the hopes of receiving money to remove nine abandoned or severely damaged boats that are posing a hazard in the harbour.

Ladysmith swimmers rewrite history books at Nanaimo Invitational

Records are made to be broken but you don't need to tell that to three Ladysmith Chemainus Orcas swimmers.

Ladysmith’s First Avenue wins Great Street in Canada honours

Ladysmith's historic First Avenue has won the prize for Canada's Great Street in 2017 from a jury of professional planners.

UPDATED: Five people escape house fire south of Ladysmith

Five people escaped an early morning blaze at a farmhouse on Southin Road in Saltair on Wednesday.

Chemainus Theatre unveils 2018 lineup with Grease as summer musical

The Chemainus Theatre Festival's 25th anniversary season is drawing to a close with an exciting new lineup of performances on the horizon for 2018.

Ladysmith Museum displaying war-related artifacts during Remembrance Week

The Ladysmith & District Historical Society, in partnership with the Royal Canadian Legion Branch #171, will host a temporary display at the Ladysmith Museum for Remembrance Week, Nov. 6-11, 2017.

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

A 90 foot wooden boat built in 1918 is grounded in Ladysmith Harbour and a suspected fuel spill is now being contained by a boom encircling the site of the incident.

CVRD sending Ladysmith residents survey on future of recreation

The Cowichan Valley Regional District (CVRD) is looking for the public's feedback as it undertakes a recreation planning project to assess the current state of services and collection information that can help inform future decision making and planning projects.

Ladysmith fire rescue hosts family friendly-haunted house in support of muscular dystrophy

The public is normally happy to see Ladysmith Fire Rescue but this weekend the volunteer firefighters be serving up quite a fright.