During the COVID-19 pandemic, the Town of Ladysmith is carrying on most business as usual while strictly following all guidelines and orders of federal and provincial health officers. Our facilities are closed to the public, but all staff are working to serve you. Some staff are working from home, others are in our offices, and you will see our Parks and Public Works crews doing their regular duties throughout the community. See our Frequently Asked Questions for more details, and click here for staff contact information.
Please be advised of the following:
Frank Jameson Community Centre is closed and for now, all classes, programs and camps have been cancelled. We are very pleased to be offering virtual classes and self-isolation activities for the family. Check here for details
City Hall, Development Services and Public Works offices are closed, but staff are working on site or from home to serve you. Check our COVID-19 contact page for details on how to reach our staff.
Parking lots at Transfer Beach and the Holland Creek Trail remain closed to limit the number of people using parks and trails as we support the order to maintain physical distancing
To make utility or other payments, you can use the handy drop box at the front door of City Hall, or use online banking -- just remember to set up two different payees for your utility bills and property taxes to make sure your payments are credited to the correct account
Property tax notices will be mailed by the end of May. To assist residents and property owners during the pandemic, penalties for late payment of taxes will not be applied until October 1, 2020.
We must all do our part to stop the spread of COVID-19
- Self-Isolation -- stay at home as much as you possibly can, and definitely stay home if you gfeel unwell in any way. Don't gather with friends or relatives you do not live with. When you do need to go out, for groceries, prescriptions or medical appointments, practice physical distancing.
- Physical Distancing -- stay at least two metres (six feet) away from poeple you do not live with
- Personal Hygiene -- wash your hands thoroughly and often, cough and sneeze into a tissue or your sleeve, regularly clean surfaces and things you use such as door knobs, light switches, phones, keys, keyboards and electronic devices
We also recommend that you practice 'Information Hygiene' -- fact check rumours and things you may see or hear on social media with information from trusted sources, especially the following:
All communities in the Cowichan Valley Regional District are part of the COVID-19 Regional Emergency Operations Centre. Check here
for the latest news and information on the regional response.
You can also sign up for the CVRD Emergency Alert System notifications. Click here