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Ladysmith marijuana producer bought by Aphria in $230M deal

Ontario licensed marijuana producer Aphria has reached an agreement to acquire Ladysmith-based…

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Ladysmith RCMP arrested a man following a five hour standoff on Saturday. (Chris Bush Photo)

RCMP make arrest following standoff in rural Ladysmith

A police standoff in rural Ladysmith came to a peaceful conclusion after…

Ladysmith RCMP arrested a man following a five hour standoff on Saturday. (Chris Bush Photo)
St. Joseph’s Catholic Elementary School held a bottle drive and fundraiser on Saturday. (Mike Gregory Photo)

Chemainus school fundraising to repay $800K debt, avoid closure

The over 50-year-old St. Joseph’s Chemainus Catholic Elementary School is possibly in…

St. Joseph’s Catholic Elementary School held a bottle drive and fundraiser on Saturday. (Mike Gregory Photo)
Ladysmith resident Sam Rozell’s family was living in the two-storey home that was destroyed in a fire on Monday morning. (Don Bodger/Black Press)

Ladysmith woman fundraises for sister, family left homeless by Chemainus fire

A Ladysmith woman is raising money for family members left homeless after…

Ladysmith resident Sam Rozell’s family was living in the two-storey home that was destroyed in a fire on Monday morning. (Don Bodger/Black Press)
Ladysmith woman who jumped from ferry meets rescuers

Ladysmith woman who jumped from ferry meets rescuers

A local artist who survived five hours in the frigid waters of…

Ladysmith woman who jumped from ferry meets rescuers
Nanaimo-Ladysmith MP Sheila Malcolmson participates in votes in a secret ballot earlier this week in the House of Commons. (Sheila Malcolmson Facebook)

Nanaimo-Ladysmith MP’s abandoned vessels legislation sinks with secret ballot

MP Sheila Malcolmson has lost her appeal to unblock proposed legislation on abandoned vessels.

Nanaimo-Ladysmith MP Sheila Malcolmson participates in votes in a secret ballot earlier this week in the House of Commons. (Sheila Malcolmson Facebook)
Ladysmith’s First Avenue is Canada’s 2017 Great Street. (Black Press photo)

Ladysmith’s First Avenue wins Great Street in Canada honours

Mayor Aaron Stone said the street has shaped Ladysmith’s identity

Ladysmith’s First Avenue is Canada’s 2017 Great Street. (Black Press photo)
Five people escape house fire south of Ladysmith

Five people escape house fire south of Ladysmith

Five people escaped an early morning blaze at a farmhouse on Southin…

Five people escape house fire south of Ladysmith
Youth participate in a ceremony to bless the 40-foot cedar log that will be carved into a canoe for next year’s Tribal Journeys.

Marston brothers carving 40-foot canoe for Kw’umut Lelum to use in Tribal Journeys

Luke and John Marston are carving their largest Coast Salish canoe ever for Tribal Journeys.

Youth participate in a ceremony to bless the 40-foot cedar log that will be carved into a canoe for next year’s Tribal Journeys.
Cowichan Valley to host Rogers Hometown Hockey Tour in January

Cowichan Valley to host Rogers Hometown Hockey Tour in January

The Cowichan Valley will take centre stage next year as part of…

Cowichan Valley to host Rogers Hometown Hockey Tour in January
The Wallace family captured this photograph of a truck that allegedly struck them on the Trans-Canada Highway in Chemainus on Aug. 17. (Submitted Photo)

RCMP make arrest in alleged hit-and-run involving Nanaimo family with baby

North Cowichan/Duncan RCMP have made an arrest in an alleged hit-and-run that…

The Wallace family captured this photograph of a truck that allegedly struck them on the Trans-Canada Highway in Chemainus on Aug. 17. (Submitted 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.
Ladysmith’s Sean Sherstone created this image as part of a monthly challenge put forward by the New Balance Nanaimo store.

Ladysmith runner creates giant minion design on local roads

Ladysmith’s Sean Sherstone tapped into his creative side during a morning run on Wednesday.

Ladysmith’s Sean Sherstone created this image as part of a monthly challenge put forward by the New Balance Nanaimo store.
Cameron Wallace took this photo of a red Chevy after it allegedly fled the scene of an accident on Friday night heading south towards Duncan. (Submitted Photo)

Nanaimo family with baby on board victims of hit-and-run near Chemainus

“I looked back and saw the truck coming up behind us and then hit us,” said Nanaimo’s Bibi Wallace, recounting the hit-and-run near Chemainus.

Cameron Wallace took this photo of a red Chevy after it allegedly fled the scene of an accident on Friday night heading south towards Duncan. (Submitted Photo)
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
Crown seeks decade in prison for Ladysmith man’s mid-Island crime spree

Crown seeks decade in prison for Ladysmith man’s mid-Island crime spree

A Ladysmith man who escaped custody while at a Victoria General Hospital…

Crown seeks decade in prison for Ladysmith man’s mid-Island crime spree
VIDEO: Nanaimo-North Cowichan Liberal candidate Alana DeLong reflects on campaign

VIDEO: Nanaimo-North Cowichan Liberal candidate Alana DeLong reflects on campaign

Nanaimo-North Cowichan Liberal candidate Alana DeLong reflected on the campaign. The former…

VIDEO: Nanaimo-North Cowichan Liberal candidate Alana DeLong reflects on campaign
UPDATED: NDP’s Routley celebrates Nanaimo-North Cowichan re-election on birthday

UPDATED: NDP’s Routley celebrates Nanaimo-North Cowichan re-election on birthday

Voters re-elected the NDP’s Doug Routley for a fourth consecutive term in Nanaimo-North Cowichan.

UPDATED: NDP’s Routley celebrates Nanaimo-North Cowichan re-election on birthday
Ladysmith looks to reclaim Guinness record for largest street hockey tourney

Ladysmith looks to reclaim Guinness record for largest street hockey tourney

A decade ago the 49th Parallel Grocery’s Pat Battie, sporting a pair…

Ladysmith looks to reclaim Guinness record for largest street hockey tourney