LADYSMITH - 50-year-old Trevor George Meers has been charged with manslaughter in relation to the death of a 55-year-old woman.

RCMP say the woman died following an altercation in her home at a trailer park, where she suffered multiple stab wounds.

She lived in the 10000 block of the Trans Canada Highway, where emergency crews were called shortly before midnight Tuesday.

Police took Meers into custody Wednesday, and has since been formally charged. He remains in custody and is expected to make his next court appearance February 10.

The woman's identity has not yet been released.