British phone box gets nod from council
You won’t be able to ring up your long lost relatives in London on it, but Ladysmith is about to get its very own British telephone box on High Street outside The Fox & Hounds.
Staff have been instructed to “work with the owners of the Fox & Hounds Restaurant to place a British telephone box on the street outside in a manner that does not impede use of the sidewalk.”
The phone will not be operational, and the box will be locked most of the time, but will be available for occasions, like wedding photos and other special events.
Though you might not be able to make phone calls from the booth, Coun. Steve Arnett suggested travels through space and time might not be out of the question. “It’s my understanding that the phone booth was left to them by Dr. Who,” he quipped.
Vancouver Island retains number one designation as tourist destination
Vancouver Island has maintained its number one title as ‘a premier vacation destination.’
North America’s largest Pacific island, with its “irresistible mix of pristine wilderness and top-ranked food and lodging,” has again been voted one of the world’s leading island destinations by readers of Travel + Leisure magazine
The Island has been named “The Best Island in the Continental US and Canada,” in the magazine’s annual World’s Best Awards, published in the Aug. 2015 issue.
Vancouver Island has remained among the top 3 islands in the Continental US and Canada since 2001.