Ladysmith Chronicle

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)
The Chemainus United Church is continually being targeted by thieves. (Photo by Don Bodger)

Drum set stolen from Chemainus United Church

Theft occurred on either Friday or Saturday night on the long weekend

The Chemainus United Church is continually being targeted by thieves. (Photo by Don Bodger)
Ice surface is prepared for the season at Fuller Lake Arena. (Photo submitted)

Some recreational services resume, as Fuller Lake Arena reopens

Facility only open to user groups for now

  • Sep 8, 2020
Ice surface is prepared for the season at Fuller Lake Arena. (Photo submitted)
Nanaimo Christian School was the area’s highest-ranked school in the latest Fraser Institute secondary school report card. (Stock photo)

Nanaimo Christian School ranks high in Fraser Institute high school report card

B.C. School Trustees Association president says rankings have no educational value

Nanaimo Christian School was the area’s highest-ranked school in the latest Fraser Institute secondary school report card. (Stock photo)
The suspect believed to be responsible for the fatal crash in Ladysmith on August 29th has been arrested by RCMP. (News Bulletin file photo)

BREAKING: Suspect in fatal Ladysmith hit-and-run arrested

RCMP say man was picked up on unrelated matters

  • Sep 2, 2020
The suspect believed to be responsible for the fatal crash in Ladysmith on August 29th has been arrested by RCMP. (News Bulletin file photo)
The Blogg family (Submitted photo)

Mother in Ladysmith hit-and-run killed on 11th wedding anniversary

Trevor Blogg speaks on the tragic death of his wife, Katie

  • Sep 2, 2020
The Blogg family (Submitted photo)
The Blogg family (Submitted photo)

Mother in Vancouver Island hit-and-run killed on 11th wedding anniversary

Trevor Blogg speaks on the tragic death of his wife, Katie

  • Sep 2, 2020
The Blogg family (Submitted photo)
Crabs in varying states of decay or decomposition are found on tires from the sunken Chemainus barges. (Photo by Gord Bell)

Tire removal in Chemainus Bay crucial to crab species survival

Divers sound the alarm about crabs becoming trapped in tires from sunken barges

Crabs in varying states of decay or decomposition are found on tires from the sunken Chemainus barges. (Photo by Gord Bell)
The suspect fled the scene after a brief interaction with officers (Duck Paterson photo)

‘We’re not going to let this drag on forever’, hit-and-run suspect urged to surrender to RCMP

The suspect had a brief interaction with police before fleeing the scene

  • Sep 1, 2020
The suspect fled the scene after a brief interaction with officers (Duck Paterson photo)
Several adult recreational hockey teams play at Fuller Lake Arena. (Photo by Don Bodger)

Adult hockey groups weighing options amid countless COVID restrictions at Fuller Lake Arena

Late ice slots, no changerooms or outside teams allowed and cost factors all weighing heavily

Several adult recreational hockey teams play at Fuller Lake Arena. (Photo by Don Bodger)
Katie Blogg with her husband, Trevor Blogg, and their two children; Grace and Harrison (Submitted photo)

GoFundMe set up for family of woman killed in Ladysmith hit-and-run

35-year-old Ladysmith mom Katie Blogg was killed in the August 29 hit-and-run

  • Sep 1, 2020
Katie Blogg with her husband, Trevor Blogg, and their two children; Grace and Harrison (Submitted photo)
A lamp standard was knocked down in a motor vehicle incident Tuesday afternoon on the Trans-Canada Highway in Cassidy. (Cole Schisler/Ladysmith Chronicle)

Moving truck knocks lamp post into RV business near Nanaimo Airport

Incident happened Tuesday afternoon on the Trans-Canada Highway

  • Sep 1, 2020
A lamp standard was knocked down in a motor vehicle incident Tuesday afternoon on the Trans-Canada Highway in Cassidy. (Cole Schisler/Ladysmith Chronicle)
The accident left one dead and four injured (Duck Paterson photo)

UPDATE: Suspect in fatal Ladysmith hit-and-run plans to turn himself in to RCMP

Suspect not currently in custody as of late Monday afternoon, 35-year-old woman died in crash

  • Aug 31, 2020
The accident left one dead and four injured (Duck Paterson photo)
Roxanne Harris is the new Chief of Stz’uminus First Nation (Submitted photo)

Roxanne Harris elected Chief for Stz’uminus First Nation

Harris will replace longtime Chief, John Elliott

  • Aug 28, 2020
Roxanne Harris is the new Chief of Stz’uminus First Nation (Submitted photo)
A Nanaimo-Ladysmith school district school bus. (News Bulletin file photo)

High school students in Nanaimo-Ladysmith will take two classes each day

First day of school for Nanaimo Ladysmith Public School students is Sept. 10

A Nanaimo-Ladysmith school district school bus. (News Bulletin file photo)
Jim Shockey stands beside the leg of the Giganotosaurus (Cole Schisler photo)

Meet the Cowichan Valley’s only Giganotosaurus

The giganotosaurus is 37 feet long, however it's not as large as the other dinosaur Shockey acquired

  • Aug 27, 2020
Jim Shockey stands beside the leg of the Giganotosaurus (Cole Schisler photo)
Tim Ylagan is looking forward to the beginning of his tenure as principal at Crofton Elementary School. (Photo by Don Bodger)

New Crofton Elementary principal feels privileged for the opportunity

School's special status in the community important in striving for continued excellence

Tim Ylagan is looking forward to the beginning of his tenure as principal at Crofton Elementary School. (Photo by Don Bodger)
Mural project in Chemainus has long garnered international attention, but the Festival of Murals Society isn’t interested in trying to stage an international project in 2021. (Photo by Art Carlyle)

Mural founder’s project proposal rejected by Society

Festival of Murals deems the time isn't right for such a massive undertaking

Mural project in Chemainus has long garnered international attention, but the Festival of Murals Society isn’t interested in trying to stage an international project in 2021. (Photo by Art Carlyle)