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Nov 08, 2017

Ladysmith's historic First Avenue wins national Great Street title

Ladysmith, November 8, 2017 - Ladysmith's beautiful and historic First Avenue has been selected by the Canadian Institute of Planners (CIP) as Canada's 2017 Great Street. The award was decided by a jury of certified planning professionals during the Great Places in Canada contest. CIP's review of 17 submissions from across Canada was based on a set of criteria of planning best practices that considered social, economic, and accessibility and safety factors, and elements such as design, culture, history, and landscape.
"We are absolutely thrilled the Canadian Institute of Planners has chosen First Avenue as Canada's Great Street. This is an incredible honour for our community and showcases the pivotal role First Avenue has played in helping to shape Ladysmith's identity as a charming, diverse and vibrant west coast community," said Ladysmith Mayor Aaron Stone.
Great Places in Canada contest winners were announced on World Town Planning Day, an internationally celebrated day that recognizes the accomplishments of professional planners and their contributions to communities. Other British Columbia winning communities included Coquitlam, which was awarded Great Public Space for its Town Centre Park, and Main Street in Smithers, which received the People's Choice: Great Street.
"The last time a B.C. community received the Canada’s Great Street honour was back in 2011. Winning this award for 2017 truly acknowledges our community's commitment to defining and celebrating First Avenue as the heart of downtown Ladysmith and highlights the significance of this exceptional street and its importance to our community," said Guillermo Ferrero, Town of Ladysmith City Manager.
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A PLAN FOR OUR SHARED WATERFRONT

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The Waterfront Area Plan provides the overall vision, goals, objectives and policies for the parks and open space, ecological management and future land use.  We are making progress together with Stz'uminus First Nation and our community partners towards achieving our vision for a shared waterfront.

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TOWN OF LADYSMITH
2020-2023 STRATEGIC PLAN

The Town of Ladysmith's 2020-2023 Strategic Plan is a progressive vision set by Council for improving the lives of residents in a thriving town, and provides clear direction and focus for Council and staff over the current term.

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Council is proud to serve the over 9,000 residents who call the Town of Ladysmith home. Mayor and Council meet regularly as both Council and the Committee of the Whole.  As part of their duties as elected officials, members of Council also serve on various boards and committees, including: the Cowichan Valley Regional District, Vancouver Island Regional Library Board, Community Planning Advisory Committee, Ladysmith Chamber of Commerce, Youth Advisory Committee, and several more.

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    Amanda Jacobson

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    Rob Johnson

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    Tricia McKay

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    Duck Paterson

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    Marsh Stevens

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    Jeff Virtanen

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