Ladysmith Chronicle

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

Pedestrian airlifted to Victoria after accident in Saltair

Area director reminds motorists they need to slow down along Chemainus Road

Affordable housing project start-up in the works for Willow Street

North Cowichan entering into 99-year lease with Community Land Trust Foundation

Driver reportedly doing doughnuts rolls vehicle near Nanaimo Airport

Crash happened about 3:20 p.m. on Timberlands Road

  • Nov 7, 2020

Nanaimo-Ladysmith school district amends rules to allow assistance dogs

School board advised of new administrative procedure being put in place by SD68 staff

Ben Maartman (left) and Murray Mcnab (right) are running for the CVRD director seat in Area H. (Submitted photo)

Ben Maartman and Murray McNab run for CVRD directorship in Area H By-Election

General voting day is Saturday, November 28 — with early voting Nov. 18 and Nov. 24

  • Nov 5, 2020
Ben Maartman (left) and Murray Mcnab (right) are running for the CVRD director seat in Area H. (Submitted photo)
Ladysmith Town Council convened virtually via Zoom for the November 3 meeting of council. (Town of Ladysmith/YouTube)

Council discusses 2021 preliminary operating budget

This was the first of four budget workshops

  • Nov 4, 2020
Ladysmith Town Council convened virtually via Zoom for the November 3 meeting of council. (Town of Ladysmith/YouTube)
Colourful mural looks good in its new spot. (Photo by Peter Collum)

New mural depicts a love story in the making along Chemainus Road

Artist Friesen and crew complete installation on Violet Wild building

Colourful mural looks good in its new spot. (Photo by Peter Collum)
The Best Western Plus Chemainus Inn is one of only 60 hotels out of more than 2,200 Best Western-branded properties in North America to receive the M.K. Guertin award. (Photo by Don Bodger)

Best Western Plus Chemainus Inn receives special honour

One of only 60 hotels in the chain to earn award

The Best Western Plus Chemainus Inn is one of only 60 hotels out of more than 2,200 Best Western-branded properties in North America to receive the M.K. Guertin award. (Photo by Don Bodger)
Police service dog Herc helped RCMP locate and arrest suspects in the Ladysmith area on Oct. 23, 2020, related to a stolen vehicle. (Submitted)

RCMP nab prolific property offender in Ladysmith with assist from police dog Herc

Police attempted to stop the vehicle but it fled from the area towards Chemainus.

  • Oct 30, 2020
Police service dog Herc helped RCMP locate and arrest suspects in the Ladysmith area on Oct. 23, 2020, related to a stolen vehicle. (Submitted)
The road into Crofton will be a lot nicer when the roller coaster bumps are taken out of Crofton Road. (Photo by Don Bodger)

Crofton Road improvements to start taking shape Nov. 2

It'll be a long haul until next summer to get it done and motorists should expect delays

The road into Crofton will be a lot nicer when the roller coaster bumps are taken out of Crofton Road. (Photo by Don Bodger)
Cowichan-Malahat-Langford MP Alistair MacGregor has expressed concerns about the excessive freighters parked in the Salish Sea for quite some time. (Photo submitted)

MacGregor introduces bill to address freighter anchorages

Concerns about the environment, noise, pollution and safety abundant

Cowichan-Malahat-Langford MP Alistair MacGregor has expressed concerns about the excessive freighters parked in the Salish Sea for quite some time. (Photo submitted)
The temporary public washroom located between 531 & 521 1st Avenue will soon be removed to begin construction on the permanent downtown public washroom facility. (Cole Schisler photo)

Construction on downtown public washroom to begin ‘before Christmas’

Council and staff discussed the possibility of a contest to determine the colour of the washroom

  • Oct 25, 2020
The temporary public washroom located between 531 & 521 1st Avenue will soon be removed to begin construction on the permanent downtown public washroom facility. (Cole Schisler photo)
Provincial election results roll in for Nanaimo-North Cowichan. (Black Press files)

Routley retains his post as Nanaimo-North Cowichan MLA

NDP stronghold in the riding continues despite a strong challenge from the Greens' Istace

  • Oct 24, 2020
Provincial election results roll in for Nanaimo-North Cowichan. (Black Press files)
Conservation officers hope the public can provide information about who shot and left a bull and cow Roosevelt elk near Spruston Road, south of Nanaimo. (Photo: Facebook)

Pair of Roosevelt elk shot and left in woods south of Nanaimo

Conservation officers hope public can help find who killed the animals near Spruston Road

Conservation officers hope the public can provide information about who shot and left a bull and cow Roosevelt elk near Spruston Road, south of Nanaimo. (Photo: Facebook)