Ladysmith News Staff

The RCMP are reminding drivers to find alternative ways home if they have consumed anything that impairs their ability to drive. (Black Press file photo)

Impaired Island driver flees road check twice on the same night

The officer issued the driver numerous violation tickets, and a four-month driving suspension

The RCMP are reminding drivers to find alternative ways home if they have consumed anything that impairs their ability to drive. (Black Press file photo)
Repair work is underway after the Stz’uminus reservoir lost 500,000 litres of water. (Cole Schisler photo)

Ladysmith-area First Nation struggling with major community water loss

Stz’uminus First Nation reservoir loses 500,000 litres due to damaged fire hydrant

Repair work is underway after the Stz’uminus reservoir lost 500,000 litres of water. (Cole Schisler photo)
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

New SyFy series back after spring filming interrupted by COVID-19

Film crews will return to Ladysmith in early October to complete filming for Resident Alien (Cole Schisler photo)
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

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)
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 mid-Vancouver Island airport

Fire at Schnitzer Steel facility off Trans-Canada Highway near Nanaimo and Ladysmith

Fire are crews are on scene of a fire at Schnitzer Steel, south of Nanaimo. (Cole Schisler/Ladysmith Chronicle)
A suspect believed to be responsible for the fatal crash in Ladysmith on Aug. 29, 2020 has been arrested by the RCMP. (Black Press file photo)

Suspect in fatal Vancouver Island hit-and-run arrested

RCMP say man was picked up on unrelated matters

A suspect believed to be responsible for the fatal crash in Ladysmith on Aug. 29, 2020 has been arrested by the RCMP. (Black Press file photo)
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 Katie Blogg of Ladysmith was killed in the August 29 hit-and-run

Katie Blogg with her husband, Trevor Blogg, and their two children; Grace and Harrison (Submitted photo)
The accident left one dead and four injured (Duck Paterson photo)

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

The suspect is not currently in custody, and no charges have been laid

The accident left one dead and four injured (Duck Paterson photo)
RCMP stock photo (Black Press)

Pedestrian succumbs to injuries after collision near Nanaimo Airport

The collision occurred at approximately 1:30am on Friday, August 14

RCMP stock photo (Black Press)
Tanner Afseth was last seen on July 16, 2020 (Submitted photo)

Vancouver Island police requesting help in locating missing Saskatoon man

Tanner Afseth may be in the area of Shawnigan Lake or Ladysmith

Tanner Afseth was last seen on July 16, 2020 (Submitted photo)
Mary Fox, Ladysmith Artist is open for Digital Business (Submitted photo)

Push on to establish Vancouver Island as an arts powerhouse

Island-wide conversation underway on how the arts and culture can amplify economic development

Mary Fox, Ladysmith Artist is open for Digital Business (Submitted photo)
Riders in last year’s Cycle of Life Tour (COLT photo)

2019 Cycle of Life Tour looking for volunteers

Last year, the event had 60 volunteers who collectively gave over 650 hours during the weekend

Riders in last year’s Cycle of Life Tour (COLT photo)
Orca breaches near whale watching boat on Vancouver Island

Orca breaches near whale watching boat on Vancouver Island

“I had just picked up her camera to take a few shots when this beautiful orca breached 30 feet from our boat”

Orca breaches near whale watching boat on Vancouver Island