Cole Schisler

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)
The existing barn at RASTA Sanctuary is in need of a replacement. (Cole Schisler photo)

Pamela Anderson pledges to help build barn for Vancouver Island farm animal rescue

RASTA Sanctuary in Chemainus B.C. thought a new barn was out of reach until Pamela Anderson arrived

The existing barn at RASTA Sanctuary is in need of a replacement. (Cole Schisler photo)
Due to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, the Kinsmen Parade and all other Light Up events have been cancelled (File photo)

Ladysmith Light Up cancelled, but decorations will still go up

The annual event regularly draws crowds of over 30,000 people to the streets of Ladysmith

Due to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, the Kinsmen Parade and all other Light Up events have been cancelled (File photo)
Very Good Food Company president, James Davison (left), and CEO Mitchell Scott (right) (Brodie Frehlich photo)

Very Good Butchers team up with Pamela Anderson Foundation to support plant-based eating

Anderson calls the partnership ‘romantic activism’ that combines ‘sexy and compassionate’ businesses

Very Good Food Company president, James Davison (left), and CEO Mitchell Scott (right) (Brodie Frehlich photo)
Saanich police located a stolen sawmill and truck Sept.28 thanks to social media alerts and a witness. (Saanich Police)

Ladysmith man arrested in Saanich after towed sawmill draws attention

Police located the man thanks to social media and a keen-eyed witness

Saanich police located a stolen sawmill and truck Sept.28 thanks to social media alerts and a witness. (Saanich Police)
The Blogg family (Submitted photo)

Mother in Vancouver Island hit-and-run killed on 11th wedding anniversary

Trevor Blogg speaks on the tragic death of his wife, Katie

The Blogg family (Submitted photo)
The suspect fled the scene after a brief interaction with officers (Duck Paterson photo)

Fatal hit-and-run suspect on Vancouver Island being urged to surrender to RCMP

The suspect had a brief interaction with police before fleeing the scene

The suspect fled the scene after a brief interaction with officers (Duck Paterson photo)
Dionte Jelks, his wife Elizabeth, and their sons Noe, Jeremy, and Kian (Submitted photo)

Vancouver Island school principal mourns family killed during U.S. protests

Jelks says he’s grateful for the outpouring of support from the community in the wake of this tragedy

Dionte Jelks, his wife Elizabeth, and their sons Noe, Jeremy, and Kian (Submitted photo)
Vancouver Island Regional Library will begin offering takeout style services at branches in their service area (News Bulletin file)

Vancouver Island Regional Libraries to offer ‘takeout’ style services

VIRL will offer the service on a branch-by-branch basis

Vancouver Island Regional Library will begin offering takeout style services at branches in their service area (News Bulletin file)
Sheila and John Richards recorded the music video with their son Dean on the front porch of their Ladysmith Home (Dean Richards photo)

Island family makes music video to show appreciation for community

Sheila Richards, 77 is the star of new music video celebrating community kindness

Sheila and John Richards recorded the music video with their son Dean on the front porch of their Ladysmith Home (Dean Richards photo)
Erin Katz landed a bullseye on her backyard target board (Submitted photo)

Vancouver Island stroke survivor uses axe throwing for relief and recovery during COVID-19 pandemic

Erin Katz spent eight weeks in hospital recovering from multiple strokes

Erin Katz landed a bullseye on her backyard target board (Submitted photo)
Ladysmith’s Olympian, Faith Knelson is focused on staying healthy for the 2021 Olympics (Submitted photo)

Vancouver Island Olympic hopeful resets after hard-fought journey to Tokyo Games hits COVID-19 pothole

When Faith Knelson learned Canada withdrew from the Olympics she had ‘five million emotions at once’

Ladysmith’s Olympian, Faith Knelson is focused on staying healthy for the 2021 Olympics (Submitted photo)
Ladysmith 7-Eleven has posted a notice that the store has a confirmed case of COVID-19 (Submitted photo)

7-Eleven Canada announces confirmed case of COVID-19 at Ladysmith 7-Eleven

Anyone who may have visited Ladysmith 7-Eleven between March 5 and March 11 is asked to call 811

Ladysmith 7-Eleven has posted a notice that the store has a confirmed case of COVID-19 (Submitted photo)
COVID-19 Image Credit: CDC

Possible COVID-19 exposure reported at Ladysmith Boys and Girls Club

The Boys and Girls Club recommends staff and families follow provincial guidelines

COVID-19 Image Credit: CDC
Anderson’s business manager confirmed she lives well within her means (Carmelo Redondo photo)

Exclusive: Pamela Anderson talks plans for waterfront Ladysmith property after 12-day marriage

Anderson says she can pay her own bills. Peters denies making comments suggesting she can’t

Anderson’s business manager confirmed she lives well within her means (Carmelo Redondo photo)
Kelly Frenchy, Muriel Jack, and Katherine Aleck are getting excited about their vacations (Cole Schisler photo)

A&W employees in Ladysmith get all-inclusive vacation for 10 years of service

Kelly Frenchy, Katherine Aleck, and Muriel Jack are headed on all-expenses-paid vacations

Kelly Frenchy, Muriel Jack, and Katherine Aleck are getting excited about their vacations (Cole Schisler photo)
Lynda Diamond back on the pickle ball court after her cardiac arrest (Submitted photo)

‘My intuition saved my life’, what you can learn from an Island woman’s near-death experience

Lynda Diamond died of a cardiac arrest, and was revived by Dr. Graham Brockley at the LCHC

  • Feb 14, 2020
Lynda Diamond back on the pickle ball court after her cardiac arrest (Submitted photo)
Internationally acclaimed potter Mary Fox plans to raise over $1 million for her Legacy Project (Cole Schisler photo)

B.C. ceramic artist launches residency project to support future potters

The Mary Fox Legacy Project will maintain Fox’s home gallery and offer artist residencies to potters

Internationally acclaimed potter Mary Fox plans to raise over $1 million for her Legacy Project (Cole Schisler photo)
Film crews were set up by 1st Avenue and Roberts Street (Cole Schisler photo)

Filming for Resident Alien begins in Ladysmith

Aliens and excitement take over the streets of Ladysmith during new TV series

Film crews were set up by 1st Avenue and Roberts Street (Cole Schisler photo)
In this file photo, firefighters drag a hose to battle a fire near Bendalong, Australia, Jan. 3, 2020. (AP Photo/Rick Rycroft)

Disaster Aid Canada raises over $40,000 for Australian wildfire relief efforts

Funds will be directed to Rotary clubs on the ground in impacted communities

In this file photo, firefighters drag a hose to battle a fire near Bendalong, Australia, Jan. 3, 2020. (AP Photo/Rick Rycroft)