Ladysmith News Staff

Ladysmith motocross racer Oriana Fraser is ranked sixth in women’s motocross in Canada and will be running with that number in the Canadian Nationals later on this year. (Photo submitted)

Highly ranked motocross racer from Ladysmith has more she’d like to accomplish

Oriana Fraser racing this coming weekend in Kamloops

Ladysmith motocross racer Oriana Fraser is ranked sixth in women’s motocross in Canada and will be running with that number in the Canadian Nationals later on this year. (Photo submitted)
A home on Church Road was destroyed in a fire the afternoon and early evening of Monday, May 16. There were no serious injuries in the blaze, said RCMP. (Duck Paterson photo)

House burns down on Church Road on Stz’uminus reserve

North Oyster and Ladysmith firefighters were called out Monday afternoon

A home on Church Road was destroyed in a fire the afternoon and early evening of Monday, May 16. There were no serious injuries in the blaze, said RCMP. (Duck Paterson photo)
Mitchell ‘Mitch’ Buxton. (Duck Paterson photo)

Ladysmith’s Mitch Buxton bikes ‘Mindful Miles’ for mental health awareness

30-day cycling trip planned from Vancouver to Toronto

Mitchell ‘Mitch’ Buxton. (Duck Paterson photo)
Alan Tudyk stars as Alien Harry Vanderspeigel in the series Resident Alien (Photo by James Dittinger/SYFY)

Resident Alien returns to film in Ladysmith this week

Filming to take place Feb. 24 – March 3 on First Ave, Roberts Street, High Street and Gatacre Street

Alan Tudyk stars as Alien Harry Vanderspeigel in the series Resident Alien (Photo by James Dittinger/SYFY)
(Ladysmith Chronicle file photo)

Ladysmith’s population grew by an estimated 5.3 per cent over the last five years

Census data shows Ladysmith now has 4,079 private dwellings

(Ladysmith Chronicle file photo)
Raven Point Marina owner Daniel Maloney assists emergency crews after a man stepped on a flair at the docks and suffered serious burns on Sept. 23. (Photo by Tyler Hay)
Raven Point Marina owner Daniel Maloney assists emergency crews after a man stepped on a flair at the docks and suffered serious burns on Sept. 23. (Photo by Tyler Hay)
The Holyoak Creek fire is burning near Copper Canyon behind Big Sicker Mountain. (Larry Pynn photo)

UPDATE: Evacuation alert issued for 1 property due to Holyoak Creek fire

BC Wildfire Service crews, including aircraft, are working to bring the fire under control

The Holyoak Creek fire is burning near Copper Canyon behind Big Sicker Mountain. (Larry Pynn photo)
Helicopter carries water bucket in B.C. Wildfire Service response. (Phil McLachlan ��� Western News)

Wildfire in Chemainus River Provincial Park under control

Crews are working to knock down 0.3 hectare blaze between Chemainus and Cowichan Lake

Helicopter carries water bucket in B.C. Wildfire Service response. (Phil McLachlan ��� Western News)
Nanaimo Airport. (News Bulletin file photo)

Direct flights to Toronto resume at Nanaimo Airport in July

The non-stop flights start July 4

Nanaimo Airport. (News Bulletin file photo)
Gabriola Island artist Sheila Norgate is promoting the Digital Innovation Group’s art impact survey. (File photo)

Vancouver Island artists get behind regional arts impact study

Artists urged to use their stature to help put arts and culture super-region on the map

Gabriola Island artist Sheila Norgate is promoting the Digital Innovation Group’s art impact survey. (File photo)
Ladysmith RCMP safely escorted the black bear to the woods near Ladysmith Cemetary. (Town of Ladysmith/Facebook photo)

Black bear tranquillized, relocated after wandering around residential Ladysmith

A juvenile black bear was spotted near 2nd Avenue earlier Friday morning

Ladysmith RCMP safely escorted the black bear to the woods near Ladysmith Cemetary. (Town of Ladysmith/Facebook photo)
Ladysmith Secondary School. (File photo)

Another COVID-19 exposure pushes Ladysmith Secondary to the top of school leaderboard

LSS the school with the most exposure days in the Island Health region

Ladysmith Secondary School. (File photo)
A boat caught fire in Ladysmith Harbour early on Saturday, Feb. 27. (Photo submitted)

Search underway for missing woman after boat catches fire in Ladysmith harbour

A large boat caught fire on the morning of Saturday, Feb. 27

A boat caught fire in Ladysmith Harbour early on Saturday, Feb. 27. (Photo submitted)
(Black Press file photo)

Multi-vehicle highway collision in Ladysmith sends three to hospital

Two emergency services helicopters responded to the collision

(Black Press file photo)
Ladysmith Secondary School. (File photo)

COVID-19 exposure reported at Ladysmith Secondary School

The exposure date was February 5

Ladysmith Secondary School. (File photo)
WFP and PPWC Local 8 have reached a new collective agreement. (File photo)

New deal brings eight years of labour peace to Ladysmith Sawmill

Western Forest Products and PPWC reach new collective agreement for 70 hourly employees

WFP and PPWC Local 8 have reached a new collective agreement. (File photo)
Ladysmith Steelers coach Greg Owens has received a 12 month suspension from VICFA. (Ladysmith Steelers/Facebook photo)

Ladysmith Steelers football coach suspended from league for ‘harassment, abuse of power’

The Vancouver Island Canadian Football Association suspended Greg Owens for 12 months

Ladysmith Steelers coach Greg Owens has received a 12 month suspension from VICFA. (Ladysmith Steelers/Facebook photo)
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)