Community

Forest Discovery Centre’s Halloween Train promises ‘thrills, chills and fun’

Running Oct. 20 through Sunday, Oct. 22, then Thursday, Oct. 26 through Monday, Oct. 30.

  • Oct 16th, 2017

Cow High Spanish students raise $2273 for Mexican earthquake relief

They baked, they sold, and Aviva topped it up to nearly $3,000.

Column David Suzuki: It’s time to nix neonics

It’s time to ban bee-killing pesticides.

  • Oct 15th, 2017

Column T.W. Paterson: Death came late for WWII veteran Bill Heil

“Thank you, Schindler!”—former tank comander Bill Heil, recalling the day a dud shell saved his life.

  • Oct 14th, 2017

Column T.W. Paterson: Woodsman, spare that (heritage) tree!

Not long ago that we traded a maple tree a blandscaped parking lot.

  • Oct 11th, 2017
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Dairy farmers keeping eye on NAFTA

     

    Town, agencies, neighbours concerned about digging that occurred along Cowichan River

       

      Shawnigan Lake celebrates new Pavilion

         

        Lake Cowichan hosts a Business Showcase

           

          Heather Society event in Cowichan aims at bee friendly gardens

          Did you know that there are over 200 species of native bees on Vancouver Island?

          • Oct 11th, 2017

          Drivesmart: Driver attitude and automated enforcement

          Perhaps the most effective way to improve road safety is by improving road user attitude.

          • Oct 11th, 2017

          Lake Auxiliary celebrates 50 years

          The hard-working group has been around since 1967

          Column Dig In: Bring on the Stellar’s jays

          Up to this point I have been an indifferent host but the enemy of my enemy is my friend

          • Oct 11th, 2017

          Column David Suzuki: Bye-bye, bug splatter: Is this the new silent spring?

          Masses of monarch butterflies fluttering across Toronto’s waterfront.

          • Oct 8th, 2017

          Column T.W. Paterson: Pioneering UBC botanist missed the mark

          “With B.C.’s climate, native flora, and long-growing season, we have advantages…”

          • Oct 7th, 2017

          Youth homelessness takes spotlight in Cowichan for Homelessness Action Week

          Every year there are between 35,000 to 40,000 young people who experience homelessness

          • Oct 6th, 2017

          Remembering the best compliment ever

          Arnold Lim on junior rider Lucas Wetklo and the effect the seven-year-old’s story had on him as he rides the 2017 Tour de Rock.

          Savour Cowichan Festival kicks off in style

          Plenty to taste and try

          • Oct 3rd, 2017

          Column T.W. Paterson: David Butterfield envisioned a reborn Bamberton

          Bamberton a classic example of this imaginative developer’s motto: Go big or go home.

          • Oct 4th, 2017

          WildWings returns with children’s theme in 2017

          This year’s festival features 16 events that run the gamut

          • Oct 3rd, 2017

          VIDEO:Dance opens full season of events at Lake Cowichan 50 Plus Activity Centre

          Next up at the Centre is a dinner Oct. 14 and a Halloween Masquerade Dance on Oct. 28. Be there.

          VIDEO: Kestrel chicks released into wild bring a happy end to wildfire season

          Work crews on frontlines of worst wildlife season in B.C. history helped save two birds