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Kathleen Darby is leading a nation-wide project called Cultural Resilience: Using Innovation to Stabilize in Times of Crisis, which showcases the arts and culture sector’s innovation during the COVID-19 pandemic. (Photo courtesy of Kathleen Darby)

Vancouver Islander leads nation-wide project showcasing innovation

Project highlights resilience in the arts and culture sector during pandemic

Kathleen Darby is leading a nation-wide project called Cultural Resilience: Using Innovation to Stabilize in Times of Crisis, which showcases the arts and culture sector’s innovation during the COVID-19 pandemic. (Photo courtesy of Kathleen Darby)
Anne Cateaux released her debut novel, Shimmy, after a decade of working on getting it published. (Photo courtesy of Anne Cateaux)

Ladysmith author explores love and friendship in debut novel

Shimmy answers ‘where do pets go when they die?’

Anne Cateaux released her debut novel, Shimmy, after a decade of working on getting it published. (Photo courtesy of Anne Cateaux)
RCMP are investigating a sudden death in the Timberlands Road area near Ladysmith on Family Day. (Black Press Media file photo)

Victim in dirt biker’s sudden death on Vancouver Island was shot, according to family

Police want to speak with anyone shooting recreationally on family day in the area

RCMP are investigating a sudden death in the Timberlands Road area near Ladysmith on Family Day. (Black Press Media file photo)
One person was taken to hospital after a boat caught fire on land at Ladysmith’s Fishermen’s Wharf early in the morning of Feb. 26. (Photo submitted by Mike Christensen)

One taken to hospital after early-morning 4-alarm boat fire in Ladysmith

Fire chief attributes cause to a wood-burning heater, RCMP investigate

One person was taken to hospital after a boat caught fire on land at Ladysmith’s Fishermen’s Wharf early in the morning of Feb. 26. (Photo submitted by Mike Christensen)
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RCMP investigate suspicious fire at cell tower near Nanaimo airport

Mobility and 911 service was temporarily interrupted for an approximately 30–40 km radius

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Suspicious death in remote area near Ladysmith prompts police investigation

RCMP say witnesses report firearms may have been discharged in the area at the time of the incident

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Sophia Taylor suffered major brain injuries and a fractured skull after falling nearly 20 feet at Transfer Beach Park in Ladysmith on Feb. 12. (Go Fund Me photo)

Family needs help after toddler falls 20 feet onto concrete in B.C. park

Taylor family grateful for community support after tragic accident

Sophia Taylor suffered major brain injuries and a fractured skull after falling nearly 20 feet at Transfer Beach Park in Ladysmith on Feb. 12. (Go Fund Me photo)
One person is dead after a scuba diving accident in Ladysmith. (Photo by Tyler Hay)

Scuba diving accident results in fatality in Ladysmith

A boat was met by paramedics at Ladysmith Fisherman’s Wharf

One person is dead after a scuba diving accident in Ladysmith. (Photo by Tyler Hay)
The COVID-19 pandemic has changed the way we grieve. (File photo)

Hay: We can’t let the pandemic put grief on hold

‘I have learned the difference between fear and hope is focus’

The COVID-19 pandemic has changed the way we grieve. (File photo)
Oceanview Community Church has secured housing for a refugee family after raising money over the past three years. (Photo courtesy of Pastor Darin Phillips)

Ladysmith church secures housing in Duncan for refugee family

Oceanview community church raised over $58,000 to sponsor the family

Oceanview Community Church has secured housing for a refugee family after raising money over the past three years. (Photo courtesy of Pastor Darin Phillips)
Residents at 110 Esplanade in Ladysmith are facing eviction so a new owner can upgrade the heritage building. (Photo by Tyler Hay)

Ladysmith residents facing renoviction concerned over zero per cent vacancy

Plans to restore a heritage building leave tenants options to accept buyouts or fight eviction

Residents at 110 Esplanade in Ladysmith are facing eviction so a new owner can upgrade the heritage building. (Photo by Tyler Hay)
Oceanview Community Church has raised $58,700 to sponsor a Syrian refugee family. (Photo courtesy of Pastor Darin Phillips/Oceanview Community Church)

Incoming Syrian refugee family has no place to stay on rental-starved Island

Ladysmith church raised $58,700 to sponsor the family, but no rental accommodation available

Oceanview Community Church has raised $58,700 to sponsor a Syrian refugee family. (Photo courtesy of Pastor Darin Phillips/Oceanview Community Church)
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Zero rental vacancies has Ladysmith working to prohibit renovictions

Draft bylaw would force landlords to provide 13-month payout, or alternate accommodations

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A man gets arrested after walking onto the Nanaimo Airport tarmac as part of an Extinction Rebellion protest on Oct. 25 (Photo by Tyler Hay)

One person arrested after Extinction Rebellion protest at Nanaimo Airport

Man walks onto tarmac to wave flag and spray paint

A man gets arrested after walking onto the Nanaimo Airport tarmac as part of an Extinction Rebellion protest on Oct. 25 (Photo by Tyler Hay)
The Arts Council of Ladysmith and District is leading the way on a Vancouver Island and Gulf Islands project to show the significance of art as an industry in the region. (Chronicle photo)

Vancouver Island art councils work together on regional impact study

Arts Council of Ladysmith leads project to have arts recognized as a significant industry

The Arts Council of Ladysmith and District is leading the way on a Vancouver Island and Gulf Islands project to show the significance of art as an industry in the region. (Chronicle photo)
There will be no formal Light Up festival in Ladysmith this year, due to pandemic concerns. (file photo)

Ladysmith Light Up celebrations cancelled again this year

Organizers say cancellation ‘only responsible option’

There will be no formal Light Up festival in Ladysmith this year, due to pandemic concerns. (file photo)
Jeff and Rina Puska are planning a grand opening for their boutique and “cuddle farm” later in October. It features two sheep named Boots and O, among other animals. (Photo by Tyler Hay)

Vancouver Island family brings ‘cuddle farm’ to life in original children’s book

‘We wanted a place where people could just put their phones down and have this magical experience’

Jeff and Rina Puska are planning a grand opening for their boutique and “cuddle farm” later in October. It features two sheep named Boots and O, among other animals. (Photo by Tyler Hay)
Teresa Drumel is frustrated with delays in her husband, Antonio Navarro Ochoa’s, application for Canadian residency. (Submitted photo)

‘It’s horrible being apart:’ Island couple kept separate by slow immigration application

Ladysmith woman tries to get her Mexican husband back to her through process that began in 2018

Teresa Drumel is frustrated with delays in her husband, Antonio Navarro Ochoa’s, application for Canadian residency. (Submitted photo)
Troy Jardine was struck by a silver SUV after confronting the driver in the backroads near Nanaimo. His vintage scooter, which belonged to his father was destroyed. (photo courtesy of Taunya Jardine via Facebook)

‘I bounced off the windshield’: Backroads confrontation near Nanaimo ends with hit and run

Man struck by SUV in Timberlands Road area during the long weekend

Troy Jardine was struck by a silver SUV after confronting the driver in the backroads near Nanaimo. His vintage scooter, which belonged to his father was destroyed. (photo courtesy of Taunya Jardine via Facebook)
A BCAA survey found 68 per cent of respondents believe school zone traffic will be more chaotic than usual this year. (Joti Grewal/Langley Advance Times)

Distracted parents in drop-off zones a top concern for back-to-school rush: BCAA

About 72 students are injured in school zones every year, according to the roadside assistance company

A BCAA survey found 68 per cent of respondents believe school zone traffic will be more chaotic than usual this year. (Joti Grewal/Langley Advance Times)