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.

Brentwood College’s senior drama class will perform ‘The Servant of Two Masters’ at the Killy Theatre.

Senior class stages ‘The Servant of Two Masters’

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

Brentwood College’s senior drama class will perform ‘The Servant of Two Masters’ at the Killy Theatre.
Olivia Nelson of Duncan is headed to the Miss Teen Canada competition in Toronto

Duncan teen to represent Vancouver Island

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

Olivia Nelson of Duncan is headed to the Miss Teen Canada competition in Toronto

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.

Mbira Spirit performs April 26 at the Hub at Cowichan Station (From left: Tafadzwa Matamba

New music society aims to bridge cultural divide

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

Mbira Spirit performs April 26 at the Hub at Cowichan Station (From left: Tafadzwa Matamba

Methadone services increasing

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

Ring of Fire is a musical biography of musical icon Johnny Cash. It runs until April 23 at the Chemainus Theatre.

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

Ring of Fire is a musical biography of musical icon Johnny Cash. It runs until April 23 at the Chemainus Theatre.
Dana Bowman with her two dogs

Pet pooches make finding a home difficult

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

Dana Bowman with her two dogs

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 is prescribed to people who want to stop using addictive opiates

Methadone patients scramble for doctor

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

Methadone is prescribed to people who want to stop using addictive opiates
Cowichan Valley School District secretary-treasurer Jason Sandquist presented on the 2016-17 budget at a public meeting on Thursday

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

Cowichan Valley School District secretary-treasurer Jason Sandquist presented on the 2016-17 budget at a public meeting on Thursday
CCR tribute band Completely Creedence rocks the Cowichan Performing Arts Centre Friday (April 8).

Band brings spirit of Creedence to stage

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

CCR tribute band Completely Creedence rocks the Cowichan Performing Arts Centre Friday (April 8).
Johnny Cash (Jonas Shandel) partners for a duet with June Carter (Samantha Currie) during ‘Ring of Fire’. The show is a musical journey through the life of Cash

‘Ring of Fire’ full of Johnny Cash favourites

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

Johnny Cash (Jonas Shandel) partners for a duet with June Carter (Samantha Currie) during ‘Ring of Fire’. The show is a musical journey through the life of Cash

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 Shirley (Casey Heyd) sings about where she’s really from (The Facts) during South Island Musical Theatre Society’s production of Anne of Green Gables.

‘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

Anne Shirley (Casey Heyd) sings about where she’s really from (The Facts) during South Island Musical Theatre Society’s production of Anne of Green Gables.
INDERJIT SINGH REYAT

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

INDERJIT SINGH REYAT
LAUREN PELON

Local faves, international stars headline Folk Fest

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

LAUREN PELON
Janet Docherty owns and operates Merridale Ciderworks with her husband Rick Pipes. With a breadth of career experience that has helped her start and run her successful business

Barrelling ahead: women need to step up to the plate

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

Janet Docherty owns and operates Merridale Ciderworks with her husband Rick Pipes. With a breadth of career experience that has helped her start and run her successful business
Shawnigan Lake Museum curator Lori Treloar stands in the E.J. Hughes gallery located in the museum.

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.

Shawnigan Lake Museum curator Lori Treloar stands in the E.J. Hughes gallery located in the museum.
Duncan Cowichan Chamber of Commerce executive director Sonja Nagel brings a wealth of experience to her current position

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

Duncan Cowichan Chamber of Commerce executive director Sonja Nagel brings a wealth of experience to her current position