Ladysmith Chronicle

A man accused of thefts and break-ins in Nanaimo, Duncan, Sooke and Port Renfrew was arrested at his home in the south Nanaimo area this week. (Black Press file photo)

Nanaimo RCMP seize firearms, ID, portable debit machine as ‘prolific offender’ arrested

Austin Carlson-McPherson, 24, accused of crimes in Nanaimo, Duncan, Port Renfrew and Sooke

  • Sep 24, 2020
A man accused of thefts and break-ins in Nanaimo, Duncan, Sooke and Port Renfrew was arrested at his home in the south Nanaimo area this week. (Black Press file photo)
Nanaimo Ladysmith Public Schools has given trustees their school assignments for the 2020-21 school year. (Nanaimo News Bulletin file)

Nanaimo-Ladysmith school trustees receive assignments for year

School trustees appointed to Nanaimo-Ladysmith-area schools

  • Sep 24, 2020
Nanaimo Ladysmith Public Schools has given trustees their school assignments for the 2020-21 school year. (Nanaimo News Bulletin file)
Left to right: Grace Stiles played by Patricia Zogar and Gloria (Glorie) Whitmore, played by Kim Rogers (Submitted photo)

Yellow Point Drama Group puts on socially distanced production of Grace & Glorie

There will be seven performances: three evening shows, and four matinees

  • Sep 24, 2020
Left to right: Grace Stiles played by Patricia Zogar and Gloria (Glorie) Whitmore, played by Kim Rogers (Submitted photo)
Ladysmith town councillor Duck Paterson is running for the BC Liberals in the 2020 provincial election (Submitted photo)

Ladysmith town councillor Duck Paterson secures BC Liberal nomination for Nanaimo-North Cowichan

Paterson has served on Ladysmith's town council for 32 years

  • Sep 23, 2020
Ladysmith town councillor Duck Paterson is running for the BC Liberals in the 2020 provincial election (Submitted photo)
A concept of Sandstone’s town centre area. (Seacliff Properties image)

City of Nanaimo reviewing plans for huge development project in Cinnabar Valley-Cedar

Seacliff Properties, owner of Sandstone land, told to be ready for a public hearing this fall

A concept of Sandstone’s town centre area. (Seacliff Properties image)
Doug Routley, MLA for Nanaimo-North Cowichan, is seeking reelection in the October provincial election (File photo)

Nanaimo-North Cowichan MLA Doug Routley seeks reelection

Routley has served as MLA for the area since 2005.

  • Sep 22, 2020
Doug Routley, MLA for Nanaimo-North Cowichan, is seeking reelection in the October provincial election (File photo)
BC Transit has released a survey on whether people want to be able to get the bus to Nanaimo. (Sarah Simpson/Cowichan Valley Citizen)

Survey to gauge interest in connecting Cowichan to Nanaimo by bus

People can fill out the survey until Oct. 16.

  • Sep 22, 2020
BC Transit has released a survey on whether people want to be able to get the bus to Nanaimo. (Sarah Simpson/Cowichan Valley Citizen)
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 Rosetto-Taylor, Ladysmith Downtown Business Assoc. chair; Mayor Aaron Stone and Tylor Nelson Co-owner, CrossFit Ladysmith (Submitted photo)

Ladysmith Downtown Public Washroom project a semi-finalist for FortisBC grant

If successful, the project will gain $15,000 in funding from FortisBC

  • Sep 19, 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 Rosetto-Taylor, Ladysmith Downtown Business Assoc. chair; Mayor Aaron Stone and Tylor Nelson Co-owner, CrossFit Ladysmith (Submitted photo)
After testing, water near the site of the Schnitzer Steel Canada facility fire has been found to be safe for consumption, says Island Health. (Nanaimo News Bulletin file)

After testing, Island Health deems water safe around industrial fire site

Concerns about water quality arose after Sept. 10-11 fire at Schnitzer facility in Cassidy

  • Sep 18, 2020
After testing, water near the site of the Schnitzer Steel Canada facility fire has been found to be safe for consumption, says Island Health. (Nanaimo News Bulletin file)
Yellow painted bikes have popped up in spots around Cedar and Yellow Point to mark the path of the proposed trail (Cole Schisler photo)

Trail proposed to connect Cedar and Yellow Point

The Yellow Point Ecological Society, (YES) is proposing a 22km multi-use trail that would connect local parks, schools, businesses, markets and community centres, in a circular route around Yellow Point and Cedar roads.

  • Sep 18, 2020
Yellow painted bikes have popped up in spots around Cedar and Yellow Point to mark the path of the proposed trail (Cole Schisler photo)
The staff at Little Valley Restorations (Cole Schisler photo)

Little Valley Restorations celebrates 40 years in business

Opened in 1980, Little Valley Restorations grew from a hobby to a celebrated business

  • Sep 17, 2020
The staff at Little Valley Restorations (Cole Schisler photo)
North Cowichan crews work to clear log debris under the Chemainus River bridge on Chemainus Road. (Photo by Don Bodger)

Logjams and gravel bars the bane of Chemainus River’s existence

Spawning fish impacted by low channels, residents by flood concerns

North Cowichan crews work to clear log debris under the Chemainus River bridge on Chemainus Road. (Photo by Don Bodger)
Film crews will return to Ladysmith in early October to complete filming for Resident Alien (Cole Schisler photo)

Resident Alien returns to Ladysmith for filming in early October

A list of parking and road closures related to the filming of Resident Alien

  • Sep 16, 2020
Film crews will return to Ladysmith in early October to complete filming for Resident Alien (Cole Schisler photo)
Shelley Leedahl’s literary podcast, “Something Like Love”, debuts September 16 (Submitted photo)

Local author launches literary podcast with Canada Council for the Arts grant

Shelley Leedhal will air 10 episodes of "Something Like Love" over 10 weeks

  • Sep 15, 2020
Shelley Leedahl’s literary podcast, “Something Like Love”, debuts September 16 (Submitted photo)
Powerful photo of Noah Marston on his first day of school this year at Chemainus Secondary School that puts the current situation revolving around the pandemic into a clear perspective. (Photo by Ashley Marston)

Powerful image and words on the pandemic from photographer

Our changing world documented as part of a daily project

Powerful photo of Noah Marston on his first day of school this year at Chemainus Secondary School that puts the current situation revolving around the pandemic into a clear perspective. (Photo by Ashley Marston)
Russell Farm Market is open again at long last. (Photo by Don Bodger)

Market finally reopens more than seven months after extreme flood

COVID situation lengthened an already long renovation process

Russell Farm Market is open again at long last. (Photo by Don Bodger)
The federal government has announced that Nanaimo-Ladysmith school district has been selected for a pilot project to test seat belts on school buses. (Nanaimo News Bulletin file)

Nanaimo-Ladysmith selected for pilot project to try seatbelts on school buses

Transport Canada announces pilot project following task force recommendations

The federal government has announced that Nanaimo-Ladysmith school district has been selected for a pilot project to test seat belts on school buses. (Nanaimo News Bulletin file)
Allison McCarrick (Submitted photo)

Allison McCarrick becomes new CAO for Town of Ladysmith

McCarrick leaves her role as CAO for the District of Port Hardy to join the Town of Ladysmith

  • Sep 10, 2020
Allison McCarrick (Submitted photo)
Fire are crews are on scene of a fire at Schnitzer Steel, south of Nanaimo. (Cole Schisler/Ladysmith Chronicle)

Fire crews on scene at scrapyard near Nanaimo Airport

Fire at Schnitzer Steel facility off Trans-Canada Highway

  • Sep 10, 2020
Fire are crews are on scene of a fire at Schnitzer Steel, south of Nanaimo. (Cole Schisler/Ladysmith Chronicle)
More than 70 firefighters are battling a blaze at Schnitzer Steel Canada’s facility near Nanaimo Airport, according to the Cowichan Valley Regional District. (Chris Bush/Black Press)

UPDATE: Crews have contained spread of fire near Nanaimo Airport

Approximately 50 firefighters battling blaze at Schnitzer Steel Canada site in Cassidy

  • Sep 10, 2020
More than 70 firefighters are battling a blaze at Schnitzer Steel Canada’s facility near Nanaimo Airport, according to the Cowichan Valley Regional District. (Chris Bush/Black Press)