Tyler Hay

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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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)