James Goldie

A holiday celebration at Olson Manor brings together residents with members of the Lake Cowichan Senior Citizens Housing Society’s new board of directors. From left: Lannie Ferguson

New Cowichan Lake Olson Manor directors promise changes

Olson Manor, on the corner of King George and South Shore Road, was the first of its kind in Lake Cowichan when it was built

A holiday celebration at Olson Manor brings together residents with members of the Lake Cowichan Senior Citizens Housing Society’s new board of directors. From left: Lannie Ferguson
A home in Youbou was destroyed by fire on Dec. 6.

Two fires claim two Cowichan Valley homes in two days

Dwellings in Youbou and Skutz Falls were destroyed by flames

A home in Youbou was destroyed by fire on Dec. 6.
A home in Youbou was destroyed by fire on Dec. 6.

Youbou home destroyed by fire

One woman is safe following a house fire in Youbou yesterday although the home itself has been destroyed.

A home in Youbou was destroyed by fire on Dec. 6.
Snow capped everything Monday morning

Biggest snowfall in three years hits Cowichan

Residents of the Cowichan Valley woke up Monday morning to more snow than they've seen in a long time

Snow capped everything Monday morning
Tricia Mutcher

Minister visits Cowichan Valley Buy Local fund recipients

Last Friday Minister of Agriculture Norm Letnick visited Averill Creek Vineyard

Tricia Mutcher

Cowichan Valley Knights breakfast comes with cheques

The Knights of Columbus in Duncan are hosting a special breakfast this weekend and they hope everyone can come out

A car crashed into a support pillar at Romeo's restaurant in Duncan early Thursday morning.

Car takes out pillar at Duncan Romeo’s; restaurant remains open

Management and staff of Romeo's restaurant in Duncan had a rude awakening Thursday morning

A car crashed into a support pillar at Romeo's restaurant in Duncan early Thursday morning.
A dead adult male deer lies just meters from a popular lane way in a residential area in Lake Cowichan where it was shot on Sunday. Authorities are seeking information from the public about the incident which they characterize as “very dangerous behaviour.”

RCMP probing deer shooting dangerously near homes

Authorities are on the lookout for a hunter who broke the law and potentially endangered lives in a residential area in Lake Cowichan.

A dead adult male deer lies just meters from a popular lane way in a residential area in Lake Cowichan where it was shot on Sunday. Authorities are seeking information from the public about the incident which they characterize as “very dangerous behaviour.”
Jeff Cunningham (played by Graham Fielding) puzzles over the Christmas gift he and his wife just received from their neighbours. The Kaatza Lakeside Players’ production of The Regifters is entering its second week of shows at Centennial Hall in Lake Cowichan.

‘The Regifters’ pairs laughs with heart

The play follows the stories of three dysfunctional couples and a curious gift that ends up passed from one to the other.

Jeff Cunningham (played by Graham Fielding) puzzles over the Christmas gift he and his wife just received from their neighbours. The Kaatza Lakeside Players’ production of The Regifters is entering its second week of shows at Centennial Hall in Lake Cowichan.
Dawn Coe-Jones

Cowichan Valley’s most famous golfer Dawn Coe-Jones dies at 56

Dawn Coe-Jones, the professional golfer from Lake Cowichan, has died after a months-long battle with cancer.

Dawn Coe-Jones
Ready to enjoy an extra hour of sleep Sunday?

Ready to enjoy an extra hour of sleep Sunday?

This coming Sunday, Nov. 6, prepare to gift yourself a whole extra hour of sleep

Ready to enjoy an extra hour of sleep Sunday?
This elk may have been one of the ones poached. It had recently been tranquilized so the tangle could be taken from its antlers

Poached elk meat from Youbou may be danger to eat

Area residents are disappointed and conservation officials concerned following the poaching of three bull elk in the Youbou area

This elk may have been one of the ones poached. It had recently been tranquilized so the tangle could be taken from its antlers
Lois and John Hellemond are happy with their mob—that’s the technical term for a herd or group of emus—which has grown over the past six years to more than 70 birds. The couple own Mount Sicker Family Farm which produces emu oil that is later sold pure or in skin care products.

Cowichan emus: Straight from prehistory

With their imposing size and shadowy faces, one could be forgiven for finding emus a little intimidating.

Lois and John Hellemond are happy with their mob—that’s the technical term for a herd or group of emus—which has grown over the past six years to more than 70 birds. The couple own Mount Sicker Family Farm which produces emu oil that is later sold pure or in skin care products.
The new pumps to get water over the weir into the Cowichan River get a test run on Wednesday.

Pumps to feed threatened Cowichan River only a ‘bandaid’ [video]

Representatives from government and industry say the situation is dire and newly installed pumps at the weir are only a bandaid solution.

The new pumps to get water over the weir into the Cowichan River get a test run on Wednesday.
Trametas hirsuta

Lake Cowichan Mushroom expert ready to share her passion

The Salmon and Mushroom Festival begins Saturday at 10 a.m. at Centennial Hall and runs until Sunday at 3:30 p.m.

Trametas hirsuta
Cowichan Valley teen Ross Wristen died from muscular dystrophy in July

Cowichan Valley teen’s legacy lives on at MD walk

At this year’s Nanaimo Walk for Muscular Dystrophy there will be at least one smiling face absent

Cowichan Valley teen Ross Wristen died from muscular dystrophy in July
Matteo Koszegi shows off his ride — a 1987 Agostini Ferrari 308 GTS — at the 2016 Vancouver Island Motor Gathering where he received an honorary award.

Motor Gathering draws big crowd in Duncan, raises $150K

Organizers of 2016 Vancouver Island Motor Gathering are hailing the event as a success,

Matteo Koszegi shows off his ride — a 1987 Agostini Ferrari 308 GTS — at the 2016 Vancouver Island Motor Gathering where he received an honorary award.
This elk

Two tangled bull elk at Cowichan Lake in danger

Two bull elk that have become minor celebrities at Cowichan Lake this past month are in danger

This elk
The body of a man who was seen in distress on Cowichan Lake has been found.

Body of distressed boater on Cowichan Lake found

The body of a boater last seen in the water and calling for help in Cowichan Lake has been recovered by authorities.

The body of a man who was seen in distress on Cowichan Lake has been found.
Family and friends of Irene Paquet are thrilled to have her back after she went missing for six days.

Chemainus woman found; family hails ‘miracle’ (updated)

A woman who was missing in the woods near Copper Canyon for six days has been found alive and is recovering in Nanaimo.

Family and friends of Irene Paquet are thrilled to have her back after she went missing for six days.