Paul Brian

‘Spooksville’ lives on in school donation

Front Street Pictures has donated a large amount of set equipment to Cowichan Secondary’s Performing Arts program.

Senior class stages ‘The Servant of Two Masters’

The Brentwood College senior drama class presents The Servant of Two Masters.

Duncan teen to represent Vancouver Island

Beautiful British Columbia is a bit more beautiful in the Cowichan Valley.

Getting a working man’s PhD

Those are the sounds that greet me at 10:59 p.m. as the buzzer sounds and I step out onto the floor of a car parts factory in Barrie, Ont.

New music society aims to bridge cultural divide

Mill Bay-based Zimbabwe Music Society is bringing cultures together one tune at a time.

Methadone services increasing

“While we currently have limited availability for methadone prescribing in Cowichan, more capacity is expected in about three months."

Music superb in Cash show

The production takes you through Johnny Cash’s life from his family’s early days in rural Arkansas to his rise as an American music icon

Pet pooches make finding a home difficult

It can be difficult to find a place to live in Duncan when you have pets.

Closure of Duncan Primary draws little public comment

The proposed closure drew no discussion, apart from one question from trustee Elizabeth Croft regarding the projected costs

Methadone patients scramble for doctor

The departure of a local doctor to work in Nanaimo has left many Duncan methadone patients with limited options.

Jobs on $3.7M district chopping block

Cowichan Valley School District 79 projects a shortfall of just under $3.7 million for its 2016-17 annual budget

Band brings spirit of Creedence to stage

Prepare for a Bad Moon Rising this Friday night in the Cowichan Valley.

‘Ring of Fire’ full of Johnny Cash favourites

The ultimate tribute to Johnny Cash will be back in Chemainus by foot-stompin’ demand.

New sobering beds to keep people out of jail

Duncan will soon be getting four to six sobering beds for those dealing with alcohol and drug abuse.

‘Anne of Green Gables’ delights

The longest-running musical in Canadian history is a fitting choice for South Island Music Theatre Society’s 35th anniversary

No political activity for Reyat: parole board

Air India bomb-maker and former Duncan resident Inderjit Singh Reyat is prohibited from taking part in any political activities

Local faves, international stars headline Folk Fest

This year’s Islands Folk Festival promises to be a spectacular treat for music lovers.

Barrelling ahead: women need to step up to the plate

Janet Docherty of Merridale Ciderworks in Cobble Hill has made her dream a reality

Small museum boasts big-time collection

Shawnigan Lake artist E.J. Hughes, who painted scenes of West Coast beauty loved around the world, wanted art to be accessible to everyone.

Believe in yourself and aim high: Nagel

Currently executive director of the Duncan Cowichan Chamber of Commerce, Nagel has achieved great success through years of hard work