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LSR members were assisted by North Shore Search and Rescue to extract a hiker who got lost in extreme winter conditions. (Faye Hjort photo)

Ladysmith Search and Rescue saves hiker lost overnight in the Timberlands area

North Shore Search and Rescue responded with a helicopter to safely extract the hiker

LSR members were assisted by North Shore Search and Rescue to extract a hiker who got lost in extreme winter conditions. (Faye Hjort photo)
Ashley Marston’s award winning photo of Justin Webber bonding with his newborn baby Junia, and his daughters Evelyn, Olivia, and Avery. (Ashley Marston photo)

Vancouver Island birth photographer wins international competition

Ashley Marston’s winning photo ‘Daddy’s Girls’ captured Ladysmith’s family welcoming their newborn

Ashley Marston’s award winning photo of Justin Webber bonding with his newborn baby Junia, and his daughters Evelyn, Olivia, and Avery. (Ashley Marston photo)
Shelley Meyers and Bono on their long drive down from Holland Lake. (Submitted photo)

Lost Ladysmith dog found after 12 days in snowy wilderness

Shelley Meyers found Bono on the west end of Holland Lake

Shelley Meyers and Bono on their long drive down from Holland Lake. (Submitted photo)
Bono, the three-year-old King Doberman Pinscher went missing on Tuesday Jan. 26. (Submitted photo)

‘He’s my whole world’: Ladysmith rallies together to find missing dog

Volunteers are needed to join the search for Bono

Bono, the three-year-old King Doberman Pinscher went missing on Tuesday Jan. 26. (Submitted photo)
Mark Turner found bone fragments that are believed to be from a marine reptile at a fossil site south of Ladysmith. (Mark Turner photo)

Fossilized bone found south of Ladysmith could be ancient marine reptile

Fragments may belong to a plesiosaur, a mosasaurus, or a form of marine turtle

Mark Turner found bone fragments that are believed to be from a marine reptile at a fossil site south of Ladysmith. (Mark Turner photo)
Ladysmith Community Health Centre. (Cole Schisler photo)

Island Health apologizes after mom says Ladysmith urgent care treatment was racist

Community leaders call for action and real change to address systemic racism

Ladysmith Community Health Centre. (Cole Schisler photo)
Luke Marston works on the seawolf mask for Canucks goalie Braden Holtby. (Mike Wavrecan photo)

B.C. Coast Salish artist designs new mask for Canucks goalie

Braden Holtby’s new mask features artwork by Luke Marston inspired by the legend of the seawolf

Luke Marston works on the seawolf mask for Canucks goalie Braden Holtby. (Mike Wavrecan photo)
Alan Tudyk stars as Alien Harry Vanderspeigel in the new series Resident Alien (Photo by: James Dittinger/SYFY)

Resident Alien brings Ladysmith to the small screen with January 27 premiere

Episodes will air every Wednesday on the CTV Sci-Fi Channel

Alan Tudyk stars as Alien Harry Vanderspeigel in the new series Resident Alien (Photo by: James Dittinger/SYFY)
A rendering of a planned 96-unit apartment building on Rollie Rose Drive in Ladysmith. (DHK Architects image)

Ladysmith town council approves 96-unit apartment building

Four-storey building planned for Rollie Rose Drive near Dogwood Drive

A rendering of a planned 96-unit apartment building on Rollie Rose Drive in Ladysmith. (DHK Architects image)
Anderson’s letter states that minks live in deplorable conditions, and calls on Premier Horgan to ban fur farming in B.C. (Carmelo Redondo photo)

Pamela Anderson calls on Horgan to ban fur farming in B.C. after COVID-19 outbreak at Fraser Valley mink farm

There are approximately 13 mink farms in B.C., almost all of which are in the Fraser Valley

Anderson’s letter states that minks live in deplorable conditions, and calls on Premier Horgan to ban fur farming in B.C. (Carmelo Redondo photo)
Protesters stand in front of a truck carrying logs to the WFP Ladysmith log sort. (Cole Schisler photo)

Protesters block entrance to Western Forest Products in Ladysmith

Blockade cleared by Ladysmith RCMP around noon, December 2

Protesters stand in front of a truck carrying logs to the WFP Ladysmith log sort. (Cole Schisler photo)
Ben Maartman, pictured in his ‘farm office’ has been elected as Area H director. (Ben Maartman photo)
Ben Maartman, pictured in his ‘farm office’ has been elected as Area H director. (Ben Maartman photo)
Ben Maartman, left, and Murray McNab are running for regional director for Area H North Oyster-Diamond in a Cowichan Valley Regional District byelection later this month. (Photos submitted)

Preliminary Area H byelection results show Maartman up by seven votes, McNab to ask for recount

Results of the by-election to by finalized by noon on Tuesday, December 1

Ben Maartman, left, and Murray McNab are running for regional director for Area H North Oyster-Diamond in a Cowichan Valley Regional District byelection later this month. (Photos submitted)
Ladysmith’s 1st Avenue will be lit up until January 15. (Cole Schisler photo)

Light Up parade a no-go, but Ladysmith’s streets are still all aglow

Although the tradition Light Up this year was cancelled, folks can still enjoy the holiday lights

  • Nov 26, 2020
Ladysmith’s 1st Avenue will be lit up until January 15. (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)

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

Courier editor 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)
Ben Maartman, left, and Murray McNab are running for regional director for North Oyster-Diamond in the Cowichan Valley Regional District byelection. (Photos submitted)

Candidates share their vision for the future of Cowichan Valley Regional District’s Area H

Ben Maartman and Murray McNab debated their ideas for Area H during a candidates forum hosted by YES

Ben Maartman, left, and Murray McNab are running for regional director for North Oyster-Diamond in the Cowichan Valley Regional District byelection. (Photos submitted)
Ben Maartman (left) and Murray Mcnab (right) are running for the CVRD director seat in Area H. (Submitted photo)

Maartmen and McNab run in Cowichan Valley Regional District Area H byelection

General voting day is Saturday, November 28 — with early voting Nov. 18 and Nov. 24

Ben Maartman (left) and Murray Mcnab (right) are running for the CVRD director seat in Area H. (Submitted photo)
Casey the dog narrowly survived its encounter with a juvenile cougar. (Submitted photo)

Dogs survive cougar attack in Ladysmith, family asks for help with vet bills

B.C. Conservation Officer Service says the attack was a rare and isolated occurrence

Casey the dog narrowly survived its encounter with a juvenile cougar. (Submitted photo)
Pamela Anderson at the RASTA Sanctuary. (Photo submitted)

Pamela Anderson pledges to help build barn for RASTA Sanctuary in Chemainus

Construction on the barn is expected to take just two months

Pamela Anderson at the RASTA Sanctuary. (Photo submitted)
Ladysmith town councillor Duck Paterson is running for the BC Liberals in the 2020 provincial election. (Submitted)

Ladysmith town councillor Duck Paterson secures BC Liberal nomination for Nanaimo-North Cowichan

Paterson has served on Ladysmith’s town council for 32 years

Ladysmith town councillor Duck Paterson is running for the BC Liberals in the 2020 provincial election. (Submitted)