Valley’s French Immersion students enjoy an outdoor Carnaval

About 1,100 students, teachers, and parents get together to immerse themselves in Quebec style celebration.

Cowichan Hospital Auxiliary cleans up with equipment donation

Equipment that is used to perform surgery must be well-designed, sturdy, and scrupulously clean.

  • Mar 29th, 2017

Why should you consider planting heathers? Check it out before the big sale

Heathers are workhorse plants that add much interest to the garden.

  • Mar 23rd, 2017

Counsellor giving course on conscious aging

Judith Martin is facilitating a course for seniors which she is calling “Conscious Aging.”

Holistic violence prevention program underway in Cowichan

Interested participants can self-refer or can be referred from other agencies.

Facts and evidence matter in confronting climate crisis

Evidence-based information arms people with tools to confront humanity’s greatest crisis.

  • Mar 26th, 2017
Spring heather sale at Cobble Hill Hall offers special chance for gardeners


Lew Audy is still going strong at 99

Lew Audy has done a lot in his 99 years on Earth.

  • Mar 21st, 2017

Seniors driving: prepare, beware and don’t despair

Seniors can prepare for the day they will have to prove their fitness to continue driving.

  • Mar 21st, 2017

Seniors driving: prepare, beware and don’t despair

Most seniors dread the day they will receive the letter directing them to their family doctor to determine their fitness to drive.

  • Mar 21st, 2017

Lew Audy of Duncan is still going strong at 99

Proud Duncan Kiwanis member Lew Audy's 99th birthday was a big to-do last month for his many friends and family.

  • Mar 21st, 2017

Nurse Next Door: Reduce seniors isolation to reduce risk

Did you hear the story of an elderly man who died after falling in his home?

Coming up in Cowichan: Seedy Sunday, ‘Toad People’, climate change symposium

Celebrate the last day of winter at the 9th annual Duncan Seedy Sunday on March 19, hosted by Cowichan Green Community.

  • Mar 16th, 2017

Chef Dez: Guinness beef stew for St. Patrick’s Day

There are a number of novelty consumables that consistently reappear in the marketplace during the days leading up to March 17.

Cowichan Coffee Time: Manny Padda donation, Tribal Police Files, Kinettes poker, Raven Myren goes to forum

Manny Padda, who grew up in Duncan, has donated $217,000 to Science World in Vancouver.

  • Mar 16th, 2017

Bowlers flock to Bowl for Kids Sake fundraiser in Duncan

Enthusiastic bowlers packed into the bowling alley in Duncan Sunday, March 5 for Bowl For Kids Sake 2017.

Drivesmart: Convenience vs. catastrophe

The pickup ahead of me moved over into the oncoming lane and stopped there across from a group waiting to catch the school bus.

Shawnigan’s soil dump isn’t alone

One of the worst cases of continuing pollution is that of the historic Britannia Mines of Howe Sound, 45 kilometres north of Vancouver.

Coming up in Cowichan: Seedy Saturday and Walk of Alzheimer’s

Jason will attend Cobble Hill's Seedy Saturday at the Cobble Hill Community Hall (3550 Watson Ave.) on Saturday, March 11

  • Mar 9th, 2017

Ballet Victoria returns to Cowichan with classical fun

Ballet Victoria's A Midsummer Night's Dream comes to the Cowichan Performing Arts Centre Saturday, March 11 at 7:30 p.m.

Adagé highlights in dance [photos]

Big, brassy musical theatre numbers vied for attention with sensitive solos