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The suspect fled the scene after a brief interaction with officers (Duck Paterson photo)

Fatal hit-and-run suspect on Vancouver Island being urged to surrender to RCMP

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

The suspect fled the scene after a brief interaction with officers (Duck Paterson photo)
Chewy perches on the fence of the Forest Field during soccer practice (Submitted photo)

Meet Chewy, Ladysmith’s Turf Kitty

Independent feline has carved out his own special territory in town’s sports field

Chewy perches on the fence of the Forest Field during soccer practice (Submitted photo)
Boys and Girls Clubs of Central Vancouver Island is operating summer camps at reduced capacity to facilitate social distancing (BGCCVI photo)

Boys and Girls Club Central Vancouver Island resumes programming

BGCCVI summer programs are operating at reduced capacity to facilitate social distancing

Boys and Girls Clubs of Central Vancouver Island is operating summer camps at reduced capacity to facilitate social distancing (BGCCVI photo)
Paolo Bortolussi, Calvin Dyck, and Mark Beaty performed as a trio for a series of backyard concerts (Cole Schisler photo)

From theatres to patios, Vancouver Island Symphony plays through the pandemic

A series of pop-up concerts are taking place in various locations from Saltair to Comox

Paolo Bortolussi, Calvin Dyck, and Mark Beaty performed as a trio for a series of backyard concerts (Cole Schisler photo)
The Sonic the Hedgehog display was created to honour Ladysmith’s hospital heroes by Jackie Bates, Ricky Bates, and Mark Turner. Knuckles was stolen between 11:00am - 12:00pm (Submitted photo)                                Knuckles was stolen between 11:00am - 12:00pm from the Sonic display outside the Ladysmith Community Health Centre (Submitted photo)

UPDATE: Knuckles returned display outside Ladysmith Community Health Centre

Knuckles was stolen between 11:00am - 12:00pm on July 1

  • Jul 1, 2020
The Sonic the Hedgehog display was created to honour Ladysmith’s hospital heroes by Jackie Bates, Ricky Bates, and Mark Turner. Knuckles was stolen between 11:00am - 12:00pm (Submitted photo)                                Knuckles was stolen between 11:00am - 12:00pm from the Sonic display outside the Ladysmith Community Health Centre (Submitted photo)
Dionte Jelks, his wife Elizabeth, and their sons Noe, Jeremy, and Kian (Submitted photo)

Vancouver Island school principal mourns family killed during U.S. protests

Jelks says he’s grateful for the outpouring of support from the community in the wake of this tragedy

Dionte Jelks, his wife Elizabeth, and their sons Noe, Jeremy, and Kian (Submitted photo)
Vancouver Island Regional Library will begin offering takeout style services at branches in their service area (News Bulletin file)

Vancouver Island Regional Libraries to offer ‘takeout’ style services

VIRL will offer the service on a branch-by-branch basis

Vancouver Island Regional Library will begin offering takeout style services at branches in their service area (News Bulletin file)
Ladysmith Fire Rescue battled the blaze and quickly doused the flames (Cole Schisler photo)

Crews put out semi-truck fire on the highway in Ladysmith

There was no cargo in the vehicle, and nobody was injured

Ladysmith Fire Rescue battled the blaze and quickly doused the flames (Cole Schisler photo)
Erin Katz landed a bullseye on her backyard target board (Submitted photo)

Vancouver Island stroke survivor uses axe throwing for relief and recovery during COVID-19 pandemic

Erin Katz spent eight weeks in hospital recovering from multiple strokes

Erin Katz landed a bullseye on her backyard target board (Submitted photo)
Mid-Island Panago locations are offering free pizza to first responders (Cole Schisler photo)

Mid-Island Panago locations offer free pizza to first responders

First responder can get free pizza at Panago in Parksville, Nanaimo, Ladysmith, Duncan, and Mill Bay

Mid-Island Panago locations are offering free pizza to first responders (Cole Schisler photo)
Ladysmith’s Olympian, Faith Knelson is focused on staying healthy for the 2021 Olympics (Submitted photo)

Vancouver Island Olympic hopeful resets after hard-fought journey to Tokyo Games hits COVID-19 pothole

When Faith Knelson learned Canada withdrew from the Olympics she had ‘five million emotions at once’

Ladysmith’s Olympian, Faith Knelson is focused on staying healthy for the 2021 Olympics (Submitted photo)
Ladysmith 7-Eleven has posted a notice that the store has a confirmed case of COVID-19 (Submitted photo)

7-Eleven Canada announces confirmed case of COVID-19 at Ladysmith 7-Eleven

Anyone who may have visited Ladysmith 7-Eleven between March 5 and March 11 is asked to call 811

Ladysmith 7-Eleven has posted a notice that the store has a confirmed case of COVID-19 (Submitted photo)
COVID-19 Image Credit: CDC

Possible COVID-19 exposure reported at Ladysmith Boys and Girls Club

The Boys and Girls Club recommends staff and families follow provincial guidelines

COVID-19 Image Credit: CDC
Anderson’s business manager confirmed she lives well within her means (Carmelo Redondo photo)

Exclusive: Pamela Anderson talks plans for waterfront Ladysmith property after 12-day marriage

Anderson says she can pay her own bills. Peters denies making comments suggesting she can’t

Anderson’s business manager confirmed she lives well within her means (Carmelo Redondo photo)
Kelly Frenchy, Muriel Jack, and Katherine Aleck are getting excited about their vacations (Cole Schisler photo)

A&W employees in Ladysmith get all-inclusive vacation for 10 years of service

Kelly Frenchy, Katherine Aleck, and Muriel Jack are headed on all-expenses-paid vacations

Kelly Frenchy, Muriel Jack, and Katherine Aleck are getting excited about their vacations (Cole Schisler photo)
Lynda Diamond back on the pickle ball court after her cardiac arrest (Submitted photo)

‘My intuition saved my life’, what you can learn from an Island woman’s near-death experience

Lynda Diamond died of a cardiac arrest, and was revived by Dr. Graham Brockley at the LCHC

  • Feb 14, 2020
Lynda Diamond back on the pickle ball court after her cardiac arrest (Submitted photo)
Internationally acclaimed potter Mary Fox plans to raise over $1 million for her Legacy Project (Cole Schisler photo)

B.C. ceramic artist launches residency project to support future potters

The Mary Fox Legacy Project will maintain Fox’s home gallery and offer artist residencies to potters

Internationally acclaimed potter Mary Fox plans to raise over $1 million for her Legacy Project (Cole Schisler photo)
Film crews were set up by 1st Avenue and Roberts Street (Cole Schisler photo)

Filming for Resident Alien begins in Ladysmith

Aliens and excitement take over the streets of Ladysmith during new TV series

Film crews were set up by 1st Avenue and Roberts Street (Cole Schisler photo)
In this file photo, firefighters drag a hose to battle a fire near Bendalong, Australia, Jan. 3, 2020. (AP Photo/Rick Rycroft)

Disaster Aid Canada raises over $40,000 for Australian wildfire relief efforts

Funds will be directed to Rotary clubs on the ground in impacted communities

In this file photo, firefighters drag a hose to battle a fire near Bendalong, Australia, Jan. 3, 2020. (AP Photo/Rick Rycroft)
The show follows an alien, played by Alan Tudyk in a twisted and comedic fish-out-of-water story (Syfy photo)

Vancouver Island town to star in new Syfy series: Resident Alien

Ladysmith will play the role of Patience, Colorado in the series

The show follows an alien, played by Alan Tudyk in a twisted and comedic fish-out-of-water story (Syfy photo)