RIALTO REZONING MOVING FORWARD

Ladysmith council is moving forward with Rialto shelter rezoning after a Jan. 11 public hearing, and carrying a third reading of the proposed bylaw allowing BC Housing to operate a 10-bed, 24-hour shelter at 631 First Ave.

Third reading was carried unanimously.  The bylaw will come back to council before either being modified further or adopted.  Prior to the reading the same night, council held the online public hearing where it heard from neighbouring businesses.

Most who addressed the public hearing spoke in favour of the shelter, but would like to see some improvements, including increased security.

Read full coverage on the topic HERE in the Ladysmith Chronicle.

To see a copy of the public hearing notice, click HERE.

 

AFFORDABLE HOUSING PROJECT FINAL FLOOR TAKES SHAPE

In the mist of an atmospheric river on Jan. 12, the LRCA Affordable Housing Project's top floor is taking shape. The building will feature 36 units for seniors, families and people with disabilities. Project includes a commercial-grade community kitchen and hall.
Pictured below is how the project looked on Oct. 5, 2021 and how it progressed despite very poor weather conditions in the past few months.

 

EXTENDED: LRCA DOWNTOWN STORYBOOK WALK FEB. 9-23

LRCA is proud to present an extension to the Ladysmith Downtown Storybook Stroll Feb. 9-23 in the windows of 19 downtown businesses and organizations with the book "What is Love?" written by Mac Barnett.
More details HERE:

 

LRCA CORE FUNCTIONS

The LRCA is a non-profit charity that serves unique and diverse individuals and families by offering resources and services that enhance the quality of life in Ladysmith and surrounding area.  The LRCA has a renewed mission, a purposeful direction to “enrich the lives of the people in the community through advocacy, programs and partnerships.”