James Goldie

Irene Paquet is missing.

Family hails ‘miracle’ after Chemainus woman missing for five days found alive and well

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

Irene Paquet is missing.
Carrie Underwood

Toby Keith headlines Sunfest 2017

It was a lot of work but all worth it in the end say Sunfest organizers following the festival’s very first season at its new location.

Carrie Underwood
High Valley (Curtis Rempel

That’s a wrap for Day 2 of Sunfest 2016

After a scorching Friday afternoon with temperatures breaking 30 degrees

High Valley (Curtis Rempel
Laketown Flats greets arrivals to this year's Sunfest Country Music Festival. This area—the 'social hub' of the festival—has vendor stalls

Sunfest 2016 has arrived

Sunfest 2016 is officially underway. All day campers and day-visitors have

Laketown Flats greets arrivals to this year's Sunfest Country Music Festival. This area—the 'social hub' of the festival—has vendor stalls
High Valley takes the stage Friday night.

New Cowichan Valley venue for Sunfest Country Music Festival

Excitement is building at Laketown Ranch as the facility counts down the final days to Sunfest 2016

High Valley takes the stage Friday night.
Al Howie receives the City of Duncan sports trophy from Mayor Phil Kent in 2007.

Ultramarathon legend Al Howie, of Duncan, remembered

A man whose incredible stride and record-breaking runs endeared him to fans throughout the Cowichan Valley has died at age 70

Al Howie receives the City of Duncan sports trophy from Mayor Phil Kent in 2007.
Construction on the main stage at Laketown Ranch is well underway. Beneath the structure are prep for performers.

Canada’s biggest stage taking shape at Lake Cowichan for Sunfest

Members of the public have had their first peek at Laketown Ranch.

Construction on the main stage at Laketown Ranch is well underway. Beneath the structure are prep for performers.
Cyril Livingstone

Chief Cyril Livingstone leaves legacy

The Cowichan Lake district is in mourning following the sudden death of Cyril Livingstone

Cyril Livingstone
Cowichan Valley residents experience what a significant earthquake would actually feel and sound like

Quake Cottage experience in Duncan not just a mild carnival ride

“Did you feel the earthquake the other day?” I can’t count the number of times someone’s asked me that question.

Cowichan Valley residents experience what a significant earthquake would actually feel and sound like
Storage of water in Cowichan Lake is significantly lower than last summer

Officials sound alarm over low Cowichan River water levels

The Cowichan River is in danger of drying up this year

Storage of water in Cowichan Lake is significantly lower than last summer

Chemainus graduates [photo gallery]

Decked out in their finest attire, Chemainus Secondary School graduates brightened the town

Annie will be played by Isabella Atchison.

‘Annie’ ready to warm Valley hearts

The Kaatza Lakeside Player’s rendition of the musical Annie opened Thursday at Centennial Hall in Lake Cowichan, and runs for two weekends.

Annie will be played by Isabella Atchison.
Brent Evans

Inside track on exclusive new speedway

He said the site on Highway 18 just past the Tansor Road junction fell into their laps and was just what they were looking for.

Brent Evans

Council makes tweaks to summer water restrictions

On Wednesday, council voted in favour of revising some of the watering restrictions

RCMP officers speak with pilot Stewart Hicks on the side of Highway 18 Tuesday afternoon

Engine failure forces landing

On Tuesday afternoon, a home-built Zenith CH801 airplane made an emergency landing on Highway 18 between Lake Cowichan and Skutz Falls.

RCMP officers speak with pilot Stewart Hicks on the side of Highway 18 Tuesday afternoon
Pilot Stewart Hicks and his home-built plane are safely on the ground again after he was forced to make an emergency landing on Highway 18 outside Lake Cowichan on Tuesday.

Emergency plane landing on highway outside Lake Cowichan

On Tuesday afternoon, a home-built Zenith CH801 airplane made an emergency landing on Highway 18

Pilot Stewart Hicks and his home-built plane are safely on the ground again after he was forced to make an emergency landing on Highway 18 outside Lake Cowichan on Tuesday.
Chief James Thomas

Halalt files suit against province, feds over mill

The Halalt First Nation has filed civil claims with the Supreme Court of British Columbia against the provincial and federal governments

Chief James Thomas

New deal stops bus strike

An 11th hour tentative deal reached Tuesday morning with transit workers in the Cowichan Valley Regional District averted job action.

Union issues bus strike notice

The union representing Cowichan Valley Transit workers has issued the required 72 hour strike notice today (Friday)

Hoo’s this? Jackson Smith and Iain Anderton-Teasdale get up close with a taxidermic barred owl

Teaching students make learning fun [photos]

For the first time ever, students at Alex Aitken Elementary got to experience a Learning Centre hosted by VIU.

Hoo’s this? Jackson Smith and Iain Anderton-Teasdale get up close with a taxidermic barred owl