Cole Schisler

RCMP. (Phil McLachlan/Black Press)

Drunken break-in triggers Island woman’s heart condition

Intoxicated man talked into leaving after he enters Ladysmith apartment in middle of the afternoon

RCMP. (Phil McLachlan/Black Press)
Chronicle Editor, Cole Schisler taking part in the ageing senses challenge. (Kara Olson photo)

Schisler: Try actually walking a mile in an elder’s shoes

Workday spent with artificially aged senses a real eye-opener

Chronicle Editor, Cole Schisler taking part in the ageing senses challenge. (Kara Olson photo)
Saltair-based writer, Krista May. (Janet Kelly photo)

Saltair writer makes long list for 2021 CBC Short Story Prize

Krista May’s story Tiny Sores was one of 33 finalists selected out of more than 3,000 entrants

Saltair-based writer, Krista May. (Janet Kelly photo)
‘For Sale’ signs quickly turned to ‘Sold’ signs as record-high demand for housing meets record-low inventory. (Cole Schisler photo)

Multiple offers and unconditional sales rampant as Island housing market booms

Historically low interest, pent-up demand and low supply has sent the market soaring

‘For Sale’ signs quickly turned to ‘Sold’ signs as record-high demand for housing meets record-low inventory. (Cole Schisler photo)
Chakalaka Bar & Grill remains open in defiance of orders from Island Health to close. (Cole Schisler photo)

Island Health seeks injunction against restaurant defying COVID-19 orders

VIHA says Ladysmith-area Chakalaka Bar and Grill also violating water and sewer regulations

Chakalaka Bar & Grill remains open in defiance of orders from Island Health to close. (Cole Schisler photo)
Stz’uminus Elder George Harris, Ladysmith Mayor Aaron Stone, and Stz’uminus Chief Roxanne Harris opened the ceremony. (Cole Schisler photo)

Symbolic red dresses rehung along B.C. highway after vandals tore them down

Leaders from Stz’uminus First Nation and the Town of Ladysmith hung new dresses on Sat. April 17

Stz’uminus Elder George Harris, Ladysmith Mayor Aaron Stone, and Stz’uminus Chief Roxanne Harris opened the ceremony. (Cole Schisler photo)
Paul Manly spent 12 hours on the streets of Ladysmith with nowhere to go. (Paul Manly photo)

Nanaimo-Ladysmith MP takes poverty challenge, spends 12 hours with nowhere to go

Paul Manly encourages other elected officials and community leaders to take part

Paul Manly spent 12 hours on the streets of Ladysmith with nowhere to go. (Paul Manly photo)
Two men were seen removing red dresses alongside the Island Highway in Oyster Bay. (Submitted photo)

Observers ‘gutted’ as pair filmed removing red dresses hung along B.C. highway

Activists hung the dresses to raise awareness for Indigenous Murdered/Missing Women & Girls

Two men were seen removing red dresses alongside the Island Highway in Oyster Bay. (Submitted photo)
Heavy rains are forecast for most of Vancouver Island but a rain-snow mix could fall at higher elevations. (Black Press file photo)

Vancouver Island may see snow in higher elevations Friday

Above-normal temperatures on the way for early next week

Heavy rains are forecast for most of Vancouver Island but a rain-snow mix could fall at higher elevations. (Black Press file photo)
Alan Tudyk stars as Alien Harry Vanderspeigel in the new series Resident Alien (Photo by: James Dittinger/SYFY)

‘Resident Alien’ plans to return to Ladysmith for season 2

Show runner Chris Sheridan says the hit SYFY series will return to film season two in Ladysmith

Alan Tudyk stars as Alien Harry Vanderspeigel in the new series Resident Alien (Photo by: James Dittinger/SYFY)
Paramount Pictures announced that Sonic the Hedgehog 2 will be released April 8, 2022. (Paramount Pictures/YouTube photo)

Sonic the Hedgehog 2 won’t return to film on Vancouver Island

The first Sonic movie was filmed in Ladysmith and other Vancouver Island locations

Paramount Pictures announced that Sonic the Hedgehog 2 will be released April 8, 2022. (Paramount Pictures/YouTube photo)
A boat caught fire in Ladysmith Harbour on Saturday morning. (Photo submitted)

Missing woman’s remains recovered from Ladysmith harbour

The remains of a 60 year old woman were recovered after a boat fire took her life on Feb. 27

A boat caught fire in Ladysmith Harbour on Saturday morning. (Photo submitted)
A boat caught fire in Ladysmith Harbour on Saturday morning. (Photo submitted)

Missing woman’s remains recovered after Vancouver Island boat fire

Remains of a 60-year-old woman recovered after Feb. 27 boat fire took her life

A boat caught fire in Ladysmith Harbour on Saturday morning. (Photo submitted)
Ladysmith’s famous Festival of Lights decorations are still up as of March 1, 2021. (Cole Schisler photo)

PHOTOS: It’s still looking a lot like Christmas in Ladysmith

Festival of Lights volunteers cannot remove the holiday roof top displays due to COVID-19

Ladysmith’s famous Festival of Lights decorations are still up as of March 1, 2021. (Cole Schisler photo)
Nick McMaster working on a painting at Cinder and Sea. (Photo by Cole Schisler)

McMaster combines his passions for tattoos and art at Cinder and Sea

Tattoo and fine art studio located on Willow Street in Chemainus

Nick McMaster working on a painting at Cinder and Sea. (Photo by Cole Schisler)
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 responds 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)

Chemainus birth photographer Ashley Marston wins international photography competition

Her winning photo ‘Daddy’s Girls’ captured Ladysmith’s Webber family welcoming their newborn, Junia

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 Vancouver Island 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’: Island community 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)