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)
Theresa Bodger at the Duncan Curling Club, displaying the championship trophy and a photo of her mom, Georgina Falt. (Photo by Don Bodger)

Island Alzheimer’s fundraiser surpasses $65,000 since inception

VI Free Daily Chemainus correspondent and his wife overwhelmed by continued support

Theresa Bodger at the Duncan Curling Club, displaying the championship trophy and a photo of her mom, Georgina Falt. (Photo by Don Bodger)
A couple from Saltspring is hoping to reunite a pouch of sentimental items with its owner. (Submitted photo)

Island couple looking for owner of lost pouch of sentimental items

The pouch was recovered outside Save On Gas in Ladysmith at around 10 a.m. on November 4

A couple from Saltspring is hoping to reunite a pouch of sentimental items with its owner. (Submitted photo)
Doug Routley has retained his seat as Nanaimo-North Cowichan MLA. (Photo submitted)

Routley retains his post as Nanaimo-North Cowichan MLA

NDP stronghold in the riding continues despite a strong challenge from the Greens’ Istace

Doug Routley has retained his seat as Nanaimo-North Cowichan MLA. (Photo submitted)
Larry Salmond is $50,000 richer thanks to his winning Keno ticket (Submitted photo)

Ladysmith man shocked out of his seat after $50,000 Keno win

Larry Salmond plans to purchase a new RV with his winnings

Larry Salmond is $50,000 richer thanks to his winning Keno ticket (Submitted 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)
The suspect believed to be responsible for the fatal crash in Ladysmith on Aug. 29 has been arrested by the RCMP. (Nanaimo News Bulletin file photo)

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

RCMP say man was picked up on unrelated matters

The suspect believed to be responsible for the fatal crash in Ladysmith on Aug. 29 has been arrested by the RCMP. (Nanaimo News Bulletin file photo)
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 Ladysmith mom Katie Blogg 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 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

The accident left one dead and four injured (Duck Paterson photo)
Youth volunteers led the way on the Brown Drive Trails project (Town of Ladysmith photo)

Youth and community combine to build bike trails in Ladysmith

Grand opening for the new Brown Drive Park trails will take place in the near future

Youth volunteers led the way on the Brown Drive Trails project (Town of Ladysmith photo)
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)
Residents can now consume water as normal (Black Press file photo)

Ladysmith boil water advisory lifted

Two separate tests have shown Ladysmith’s water supply meets or exceeds provincial standards

Residents can now consume water as normal (Black Press file 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)
Wildwood Ecoforest: the heart of ecoforestry

Wildwood Ecoforest: the heart of ecoforestry

Wildwood is a 77 acre parcel located on the south end of Quennell Lake in Yellow Point

Wildwood Ecoforest: the heart of ecoforestry
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