Angie Haslam

June 2024

For 13 years, TAKE 5 has spearheaded the Be a Hometown Tourist campaign, working with local businesses and community groups to bring you events and specials to encourage residents to discover why visitors love it here. It’s not surprising, when you consider charming downtowns, small shops, great markets, lovely parks, and a fantastic coastline. We have friendly folk who give their time to make things happen, along with specials such as golfing and kayaking.

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May 2024

The best thing about being with TAKE 5 is meeting the people in our communities.
Their support keeps us going each month, ensuring our community has a local and independent voice. We may not always agree with the views expressed in these pages, but we will secure their right to be there.

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April 2024

You may have noticed this TAKE 5 looks a little different. That is because this is our annual “green theme” edition where along with our regular coverage, we showcase stories and news in celebration of World Earth Day on April 22.

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March 2024

Welcome to spring! Along with lovely flowers and birds returning, we are pleased to bring back our Home & Garden feature which kicks off with a renovation story of one of Ladysmith’s landmark heritage downtown buildings. Also we have some tips to get your garden ready and off to a good start.

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February 2024

Welcome to the February issue – a month known for love, and a month where the resolutions made at the start of January start to wane. I stopped making resolutions to myself and switched to “suggestions”. It’s kinder and we all need to be more of that – especially to ourselves.

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November Sparkles 2023

It is November, and that means the Ladysmith Festival of Lights and the kick-off to the holiday season on November 30. You’ll find all kinds of events happening this month, including the beloved Cedar & Yellow Point Country Christmas self-guided tour, craft shows, theatre productions and much more.

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September 2023

With cooling weather comes the promise of a bountiful harvest. Kate Girard visits some of our local farmers, and Table Talk is back with tasty bites of news from our food producers.
It’s a great time to eat fresh and support your local farms.

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August 2023

I think August may be my favourite month. There are still lots of summer days left to enjoy while the whole community is active with events, outdoor festivals, concerts, and visitors admiring our piece of paradise.

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