Ladysmith Chronicle

Development remains consistent in lead up to official community plan procress

Pandemic or no pandemic, Ladysmith is growing. New developments have sprung up in recent years, and more development will be needed to meet the demands of a growing population. And that challenge of growth is something that the Town of Ladysmith is taking seriously.

  • Nov 27, 2020


Film commissioner says COVID-19 cost central Island $6 million in economic activity

Jurassic World: Dominion, Chesapeake Shores among productions halted due to pandemic, says INFilm


LDBA and Ladysmith Credit Union sponsor local shopping sprees

Don't miss your chance to win a $300 local shopping spree

  • Nov 26, 2020


Crofton man’s expertise earns international award with home-built elevator

Experience put to use in winning contest entry for furniture and home projects

Nanaimo Airport faces steep decline in passenger counts

Nanaimo Airport CEO Dave Devana says it will take years to return to 2019 levels

  • Nov 25, 2020

Paper Excellence Canada announces restart date of Crofton paper machine

Nearly 60 jobs will return with the restart

  • Nov 24, 2020

CFB Esquimalt’s Fleet Diving Unit members remove large tires submerged in Chemainus Bay for years

Environmental concerns and deadly hazard for crabs finally alleviated

Nanaimo-Ladysmith and Qualicum superintendents ask Island Health about COVID-19 safety at schools

Central Island medical health officer answers questions parents have been asking

  • Nov 19, 2020

No foul play in death of woman in Chemainus

Police officers make determination after an investigation

Aaron Stone re-elected as chairman of the Cowichan Valley Regional District

Salmon Blaise, director for Mill Bay/Malahat, elected as new vice-chairman

  • Nov 18, 2020

Arbour Cottage long term care home has license suspended

Owner operator Jaime Looten says the facility will not reopen

  • Nov 18, 2020

Body found in car in Chemainus

Police make discovery after being called to apartment building

Candidates share their vision for the future of Area H

Ben Maartman and Murray McNab debated their ideas for Area H during a candidates forum hosted by YES

  • Nov 17, 2020

School district reports COVID-19 case at Ladysmith Secondary

Nanaimo Ladysmith Public Schools reports exposure dates of Nov. 9-10 and Nov. 12-13

  • Nov 15, 2020

Paving done, finishing the concrete work the next priority on Chemainus Road

Corridor upgrade project will likely continue well into December

Nanaimo’s school COVID-19 cases come right before semester change

Teachers' union president says new classes could increase potential for exposure

Three percent increase proposed for 2021 Ladysmith water utility rates

No increases proposed for water parcel tax, sewer parcel tax, or sewer utility rates

  • Nov 13, 2020

Nick McMaster combines his passions for tattoos and art at Cinder and Sea

Cinder and Sea is a tattoo and fine art studio on Willow Street in Chemainus

  • Nov 12, 2020

Pair of dogs survive cougar attack near Takala Road

Conservation Officer Service says the attack was a rare and isolated occurrence

  • Nov 11, 2020

Cranberries a booming business at harvest time in Ladysmith

Yellow Point Cranberries floods fields for fruit-gathering