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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

 

(Black Press file photo)

Zero rental vacancies has Ladysmith working to prohibit renovictions

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

 

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

 

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)
Lisa Marie Barron of the NDP, left, Tamara Kronis of the Conservative Party and Paul Manly of the Green Party. (News Bulletin photos)

Nanaimo-Ladysmith ‘toss-up’ product of national campaigns, says Island poli-sci prof

Vancouver Island University professor helps unpack preliminary election results

Lisa Marie Barron of the NDP, left, Tamara Kronis of the Conservative Party and Paul Manly of the Green Party. (News Bulletin photos)
A scene from the effort to battle the Mount Hayes wildfire. A state of emergency, as well as an evacuation alert, related to the fire have been lifted. (B.C. Wildfire Service Twitter)

Evacuation alerts lifted around Ladysmith’s Mount Hayes wildfire

Cowichan Valley Regional District also lifts state of local emergency in the area

A scene from the effort to battle the Mount Hayes wildfire. A state of emergency, as well as an evacuation alert, related to the fire have been lifted. (B.C. Wildfire Service Twitter)
B.C. RCMP confirms they know the identity of the man believed to be involved in a Ladysmith hit-and-run that left one woman dead in Ladysmith on Saturday morning. (Black Press Media file photo)

Man involved in fatal Ladysmith hit-and-run has been identified: RCMP

Suspect still at large, hasn’t been charged for crash that killed one woman

B.C. RCMP confirms they know the identity of the man believed to be involved in a Ladysmith hit-and-run that left one woman dead in Ladysmith on Saturday morning. (Black Press Media file photo)
Scooter crash leaves Island man with critical injuries

Scooter crash leaves Island man with critical injuries

RCMP said a truck was making a left-hand turn when it collided with the scooter travelling through the intersection

Scooter crash leaves Island man with critical injuries
Handler Guillermo Fano with The Amazing Miss Andie, a three-and-a-half-year-old Newfoundland dog, in New York City after winning Best in Breed at the Westminster Dog Show 2018. (Cindy Savory Photo)

Ladysmith Newfie wins Best in Breed at Westminster Dog Show 2018

The Amazing Miss Andie made her debut at the New York City competition in 2017

Handler Guillermo Fano with The Amazing Miss Andie, a three-and-a-half-year-old Newfoundland dog, in New York City after winning Best in Breed at the Westminster Dog Show 2018. (Cindy Savory Photo)
Ladysmith’s Andre Langdon and a friend from Colombia were surprised by a pod of orcas in the harbour earlier this week. (Andre Langdon Photo).

VIDEO: Orcas in Ladysmith Harbour surprise prawn fishermen

Killer whales seen near Coffin Island earlier this week

Ladysmith’s Andre Langdon and a friend from Colombia were surprised by a pod of orcas in the harbour earlier this week. (Andre Langdon Photo).
Broken Coast Cannabis Ltd. is a Ladysmith-based producer of medical marijuana.

Ladysmith medical marijuana firm issues recall over pesticides in product

A Ladysmith-based licensed producer of medical marijuana has voluntarily recalled product from…

Broken Coast Cannabis Ltd. is a Ladysmith-based producer of medical marijuana.
Wildfires strand vacationing family in Ladysmith

Wildfires strand vacationing family in Ladysmith

A Cache Creek family is currently stranded in Ladysmith after wildfires forced…

Wildfires strand vacationing family in Ladysmith
Ladysmith brothers playing airsoft spurs ‘heavy’ RCMP response

Ladysmith brothers playing airsoft spurs ‘heavy’ RCMP response

A RCMP helicopter circled overhead and two road blocks were setup while…

Ladysmith brothers playing airsoft spurs ‘heavy’ RCMP response