Ladysmith Chronicle

BC Liberal candidate Duck Paterson on the campaign trail. (Submitted photo)

BC Liberal candidate Duck Paterson clarifies position on climate change

Paterson calls human activity a 'contributing' factor and says climate change must be addressed

  • Oct 21, 2020
BC Liberal candidate Duck Paterson on the campaign trail. (Submitted photo)
Property on the Trans Canada Highway beside the Country Maples Campground has been sold and will become a modular home park. (Photo submitted)

Development, business transactions significant for Chemainus

Two highway properties and Owl's Nest Bakery and Bistro sold

Property on the Trans Canada Highway beside the Country Maples Campground has been sold and will become a modular home park. (Photo submitted)
Dinner shows in the Playbill Dining Room are keeping the Chemainus Theatre going during the pandemic. (Photo by Don Bodger)

Dinner events satisfying for the Chemainus Theatre and patrons

Small groups enjoy entertainment and the food in the Playbill Dining Room

Dinner shows in the Playbill Dining Room are keeping the Chemainus Theatre going during the pandemic. (Photo by Don Bodger)
Jenna Forster moderated the Virtual All Candidates Forum between Duck Paterson (top left); Chris Istace (top right); and Doug Routley (Youtube/Ladysmith Chamber of Commerce)

Nanaimo-North Cowichan candidates state their case in virtual debate

Duck Paterson, Chris Istace, and Doug Routley are on the ballot for October 24

  • Oct 20, 2020
Jenna Forster moderated the Virtual All Candidates Forum between Duck Paterson (top left); Chris Istace (top right); and Doug Routley (Youtube/Ladysmith Chamber of Commerce)
The Nanaimo-North Cowichan candidates will take part in a virtual candidates forum hosted by the Ladysmith Chamber of Commerce and VIREB (Submitted photo)

Nanaimo-North Cowichan candidates to participate in virtual candidates forum

The forum will be hosted by the Ladysmith Chamber of Commerce and VIREB on October 19

  • Oct 13, 2020
The Nanaimo-North Cowichan candidates will take part in a virtual candidates forum hosted by the Ladysmith Chamber of Commerce and VIREB (Submitted photo)
(Nanaimo News Bulletin file)

Nanaimo-Ladysmith families make decisions to send kids to school or keep them learning at home

School district's transition learning program asking for decision by Nov. 6

(Nanaimo News Bulletin file)
People protesting mask-wearing and other responses to the COVID-19 pandemic lined the intersection of the old Island Highway and Aulds Road in Nanaimo on Saturday. (Greg Sakaki/News Bulletin)

Anti-maskers hold rally along the highway in Nanaimo

More than 50 people gather at old Island Highway-Aulds Road intersection

People protesting mask-wearing and other responses to the COVID-19 pandemic lined the intersection of the old Island Highway and Aulds Road in Nanaimo on Saturday. (Greg Sakaki/News Bulletin)
Jimbo competed in Season One of Canada’s Drag Race and has support from a new brew at Riot Brewing in Chemainus. (Photo by Helene Cyr)

Riot unveils a colourful brew in honour of a drag queen

Variety the spice of life and with beverages for Island entertainer

Jimbo competed in Season One of Canada’s Drag Race and has support from a new brew at Riot Brewing in Chemainus. (Photo by Helene Cyr)
Toby Seward answers questions from residents at the July 15 neighbourhood information meeting (Cole Schisler photo)

Council talks next steps for seniors rental housing on Dalby’s site

Housing project on Dalby's site now proposed at five storeys

  • Oct 8, 2020
Toby Seward answers questions from residents at the July 15 neighbourhood information meeting (Cole Schisler photo)
Nanaimo Ladysmith Public Schools is expecting two electric buses, with seatbelts, in January. (Nanaimo Ladysmith Public Schools photo)

Nanaimo-Ladysmith school district to see two new electric buses with seatbelts

Seatbelt pilot project was previously announced for the school district

  • Oct 7, 2020
Nanaimo Ladysmith Public Schools is expecting two electric buses, with seatbelts, in January. (Nanaimo Ladysmith Public Schools photo)
The Town of Ladysmith is seeking additional funds to complete upgrades on the Machine Shop (File photo)

Town seeks $3.1 million in additional funds for Machine Shop upgrades

Intital grant of $1.8 million was used to upgrade the failing foundation of the building

  • Oct 7, 2020
The Town of Ladysmith is seeking additional funds to complete upgrades on the Machine Shop (File photo)
Fuller Lake Arena change rooms only opened up again on Monday, but only for putting on skates and not shower use. (Photo by Don Bodger)Fuller Lake Arena change rooms only opened up again on Monday, but only for putting on skates and not shower use. (Photo by Don Bodger)

Unusual season of minor hockey slowly taking shape

Teams doing a lot of practicing right now while awaiting the possibility of games

Fuller Lake Arena change rooms only opened up again on Monday, but only for putting on skates and not shower use. (Photo by Don Bodger)Fuller Lake Arena change rooms only opened up again on Monday, but only for putting on skates and not shower use. (Photo by Don Bodger)
The Cowichan Valley Regional District has cancelled community centre and recreation programming through the end of April. (File photo)

CVRD Area H By-Election called for November 28

Two advance voting opportunities will take place on November 18 and 24

  • Oct 5, 2020
The Cowichan Valley Regional District has cancelled community centre and recreation programming through the end of April. (File photo)
Very Good Food Company president, James Davison (left), and CEO Mitchell Scott (right) (Brodie Frehlich photo)

Very Good Butchers team up with Pamela Anderson Foundation to support plant-based eating

Anderson calls the partnership 'romantic activism' that combines 'sexy and compassionate' businesses

  • Oct 5, 2020
Very Good Food Company president, James Davison (left), and CEO Mitchell Scott (right) (Brodie Frehlich photo)
Seby Sulyok of Cedar is this year’s Future West B.C. motocross champion in the supermini division. (Photo submitted)

Bathtub power propels Cedar motocross racer to B.C. title

Seby Sulyok wins his division in FutureWest provincial series

Seby Sulyok of Cedar is this year’s Future West B.C. motocross champion in the supermini division. (Photo submitted)
LRCA staff and camp tenants pose for a photo by their community garden on the last day of the encampment (Cole Schisler photo)

Buller Street self-isolation site for homeless dismantled

The site was cleared to meet the September 30 deadline to close

  • Oct 1, 2020
LRCA staff and camp tenants pose for a photo by their community garden on the last day of the encampment (Cole Schisler photo)
Sediment entered Holland Creek following recent rains (Dave Judson photo)

Heavy rains raise concerns over storm water run-off in Holland Creek

Town says they are working with developers to review soil erosion plans

  • Oct 1, 2020
Sediment entered Holland Creek following recent rains (Dave Judson photo)
Pictured in front of the temporary portable washroom are Kinsmen Duck Paterson and Mike Richardson, co-chairs of the project, Cory Friesenhan, Kinsmen president; Mark Drysdale, Chamber of Commerce manager, Andrea Rosato-Taylor, Ladysmith Downtown Business Assoc. chair; Mayor Aaron Stone and Tylor Nelson Co-owner, CrossFit Ladysmith (Submitted photo)

Downtown Public Washroom project ‘shovel ready’ thanks to FortisBC community grant

FortisBC has awarded the Ladysmith Kinsmen Club $15,000 toward the Downtown Public Washroom project

  • Sep 30, 2020
Pictured in front of the temporary portable washroom are Kinsmen Duck Paterson and Mike Richardson, co-chairs of the project, Cory Friesenhan, Kinsmen president; Mark Drysdale, Chamber of Commerce manager, Andrea Rosato-Taylor, Ladysmith Downtown Business Assoc. chair; Mayor Aaron Stone and Tylor Nelson Co-owner, CrossFit Ladysmith (Submitted photo)
View of the Beachwood Estates site. (Photo by Don Bodger)

New Chemainus development offers prime building lots in a diverse neighbourhood

Beachwood Estates officially opens with interest already high due to its location

View of the Beachwood Estates site. (Photo by Don Bodger)
Paul Manly tabled a petition with 2500 signatures, calling for national standards for long-term care, in the House of Commons following the Speech from the Throne (Submitted photo)

Paul Manly reacts to Liberal throne speech

Manly says the Liberals need to back up their promises with action

  • Sep 25, 2020
Paul Manly tabled a petition with 2500 signatures, calling for national standards for long-term care, in the House of Commons following the Speech from the Throne (Submitted photo)